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WILLIS ABSTRACTS FROM
CAROLINE COUNTY
LAND RECORDS

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Liber JR-M




Bill of Sale
Recorded 14 Oct. 1817
Folio 43
Charles Willis to Levin Barton for sum of 50 dollars - household goods.

Recorded 22 Nov. 1817
Folio 73
Jesse Connelley of Caroline County to Peter Willis for sum of $60.00 part of a tract known as "Painters Range" containing 10 1/4 acres more or less.

Recorded 22 Aug. 1818 - 13 Oct. 1818
Folio 276
Levin Stuart of Dorchester County to John Stevens of Caroline County for sum of $322 - "Littleton's Friendship" in Caroline County on west side of main road from Hunting Creek Mill to Marshope Bridge - adj Richard Andrew & Thomas Connelly containing 40 1/4a, 27 roods (sic). Also a piece of "Littleton's Friendship" on the southeast side of the main raod leading from Hunting Creek to Marshyhope Bridge, adj. "Hab Nab at a Venture" containing 7 a. Levin & Henriette his wife, e/a before Abel Gowty, Joseph Douglas. Levin Stuart agrees that John Stevens is to have a road through Stuart's land to these lands he has purchased, between Joseph Willis & John Vain's lands, where William Smallwood (negro) now lives, of one chain width, to clear & do with the timber as he (Stevens) sees fit. Ack. before Abel Gowty, Joseph Douglas. (This abstract donated by Helen Webber)

Recorded 22 Aug. 1818
Folio 346
Levin Stewart of Dorchester County to Joseph Willis of Caroline County for sum of $417.50 a tract of land in Caroline County on north west side of main road from Hunting Creek Mill to Marshope Bridge called "Littletons Friendship" containing 41 3/4 acres of land. Levin & Henriette his wife, e/a before Able Gowty, Joseph Douglas

Recorded 22 Aug. 1818
Folio 348
Levin Stewart of Dorchester County to Richard Willis of Caroline County for sum of $130.00 a piece of "Littletons Friendship" containing 16 1/4 acres more or less.

Deed of Bargain and Sale
Recorded 9 Dec. 1818
Folio 353
John Wright of Denton, Caroline County to John G. Willis of Denton, Caroline County - for sum of 100 dollars a lot in Denton being part of a tract Anthony Ross purchased of Benjamin Denny called "Mount Andrew" - then Ross to John Gill - Gill to Thomas Style- and Style to John Wright.

Bill of Sale
Recorded 19 Aug. 1819
Folio 499
Thomas Dukes of Caroline County to Peter Willis for sum of 380 dollars - animals, furniture, household goods, and farm supplies.

Recorded 20 Nov. 1819 - 18 Jan. 1820
Folio 582
Peter Willis, Jr. of Caroline County to Joseph Willis for sum of $50.00 a part of "Hab Nab at a Venture" containing 15 acres more or less being land deceased Mother willed to him. Peter, Jr. & Mary his wife, e/a befor Peter Willis, Wm. Haskins.
Folio 583
Mary Willis, wife of Peter gives up dower rights.

Recorded 20 Nov. 1819
Folio 594
James Connelley of Caroline County to Charles Willis for sum of $120.00 part of "Painters Range" (James - brother of Jesse) containing 12 acres more or less.

Recorded 29 Feb. 1820
Folio 626
Saba Kimmy of Caroline county to Thomas Willis of Dorchester County for sum of $400.00 a tract of land on north west fork bridge of Nanticoke River in Caroline County.

Recorded 8 March 1820
Folio 627
Thomas Saulsbury - Guardian of Sarah Ann Stanford the only child and heir of Algernon S. Stanford deceased to Thomas Willis of Dorchester County. Court case concerning JR-M, 626 and Court ordered land turned over to Thomas Willis.



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Recorded 13 April 1820
Folio 26
Jessee Connelley and Elizabeth Connelley of Caroline County to Peter Willis for sum of $540.00 part of "Painters Range" containing 90 acres more or less.
Folio 27
Sophae wife of Jessee gives up dower rights.

Recorded 22 July 1820
Folio 125
Henry Wallis (Wallace) and Margaret his wife of Sussex County, Delaware and Arthur H. Willis of Dorchester County for sum of 312 dollars a parcel of land in Caroline County called "Wright's Regulation" divided from lands of Jacob Wright deceased - lot 1 containing 48 acres more or less.

Recorded 2 Feb. 1820
Folio 376
Levin Stuart of Georgetown in the District of Collumbia to Richard Willis of Caroline County for sum of $220.00 a part of "Littleton's Friendship" containing 40 acres more or less.

Recorded 16 Feb. 1822
Folio 387
William Willis of Caroline County and Charles Willis of Dorchester County to Mark Noble of Dorchester County for sum of 721 dollars and 12 1/2 cents, part of "Addition to Timber Tree Neck", part of "Levins Folly Enlarged" and part of "Addition to Miles Swamp" in Caroline County next to land of Jacob Wright deceased containing 160 1/4 acres. Sarah Willis wife of William Willis gives up dower rights, and Tamsey Willis wife of Charles Willis gives up dower rights.

Recorded 16 Sept. 1822
Folio 515
Charles Willis of Caroline County to John Stevens, Sr. for sum of 180 dollars - part of "Painter's Range" near land of James and Jesse Connoly and Elijah Blades. Nancy Willis wife of Charles Willis gives up dower rights.

Recorded 31 Aug. 1822
Folio 537
Thomas Willis of Caroline County to John Willis for sum of 150 dollars - lot of ground Thomas bought of Saba Kimmey.



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Recorded 23 Aug. 1823
Folio 174
Frederick Holbrook, Esquire Sherriff of Caroline County and Charles Willis - on 9 May 1823 - a paper for Thomas Willis from Dorchester County Court - house and lot seized to pay for a bad debt. Sherriff held a public sale and Charles Willis was highest bidder - for sum of $5.00 house and lot in Federalsburg.

Recorded 20 Oct. 1823
Folio 203
Jacob E. Wilson of Caroline County to Charles Willis for sum of $45.00 part of "Painter's Range" containing 5 acres more or less.

Bill of Sale
Recorded 28 Feb. 1824
Folio 272
Hugh Valliant of Caroline County to Peter Willis, Esquire for sum of 80 dollars - household goods and animals.

Recorded 13 March 1824
Folio 323
Thomas Willis of Caroline County to Charles Willis for sum of $300.00 - lands bought of Saba Kimmy.
Folio 324
Rhody Willis wife of Thomas gives up dower rights.

Recorded 15 Jan. 1825
Folio 443
Robert Medford of Caroline County to Charles Willis of Caroline County for sum of $50.00 a lot of land in Federalsburg.

Recorded 15 Feb. 1825
Folio 462
William and Ann Weeks, Robert and Mary Keene of Kent County, Delaware to Peter Willis of Caroline County "Faris'es Farm" and "Providence" containing 101 1/2 acres more or less.



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Recorded 7 Jun 1825
Folio 20
Shadrack Rawley of Kent County, Delaware to Peter Willis of Caroline County, Maryland for sum of $39.42 on south side of Great Choptank River part of "Farrisses Farm" containing 8 1/2 acres, and part of "Providence" containing 36 1/2 acres more or less.

Recorded ?
Folio 23
James Permarn of Caroline County to John Willis of Dorchester County for $111.20 - animals, household goods, and farm implements.

Recorded 5 Nov. 1825
Folio 120
Charles Willis of Caroline County to Whiteley Holland for sum of 100 dollars part of a tract of land called "Painter's Range" containing 5 acres more or less. Nancy Willis wife of Charles Willis gives up dower rights.

Recorded 31 Jan. 1826
Folio 171
John G. Willis of Caroline County to James Hand for sum of 35 dollars a lot in Denton.

Bill of Sale
Recorded 20 July 1826
Folio 298
James Lecompt of Caroline County to William Willis for sum of 20 dollars, household goods.

Bill of Sale
Recorded 2 May 1827
Folio 461
Samuel McDonald of Caroline County to Peter Willis for sum of 30 dollars - animals, household goods, and farm supplies.

Recorded 31 May 1827
Folio 480
Peter Willis of Caroline County to Dennis Eaton for 90 dollars land Peter purchased of Shadrack Rawley, William Weeks, and Reuben Cain of Kent County Delaware, heirs of James Condon of Caroline County deceased. Part of "Harrisses Farm" containing 88 1/2 acres and "Providence Resurveyed" by John Dickenson containing 36 1/2 acres - only selling 18 1/4 acres to Eaton. Elizabeth Willis wife of Peter Willis gives up dower rights.

Recorded 22 Oct. 1827
Folio 539
Charles Willis brings a Constable's bond.



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Recorded 15 June 1827
Folio 14
Levin Stack of Dorchester County to John Willis of Caroline County for sum of $25.00 a lot in Federalsburg next to Thomas Willis's lot.

Recorded 8 Dec. 1827
Folio 21
William Potter of Caroline County to John Willis of Dorchester County for sum of $10.00 a part of a tract adjoining the old Bloomary Mill.

Recorded 18 Jan. 1828
Folio 29
Robert Fleming of Caroline County to Peter Willis for sum of $50.00 lands called "Addition to Willis's Landing" - said lands belonged to grandfather Joshua Willis and fell to mother Anna Retta Fleming, etc.

Recorded 15 Feb. 1828
Folio 52
Peter Willis of Caroline County to Isaac Whiteley for sum of 10 dollars - part of "Addition to Willis's Luck" part not heretofore sold to father Anthony Whitely containing 21 acres. Elizabeth Willis wife of Peter Willis gives up dower rights.

Bill of Sale
Recorded 25 Oct. 1828
Folio 152
Peter Willis, Jr. of Caroline County to Isaiah Blades for sum of $150.00 household goods, etc.

Bill of Sale
Recorded 28 Oct. 1828
Folio 153
Peter Willis Jr. to Isiah Blades - appears to be same as page 152

Deed of Bargain or Sale
Recorded 30 Dec. 1828
Folio 183
Jacob C. Willson of Caroline County to Peter Willis and Mary Ann Willis, children of Peter Willis, Jr. for sum of 50 dollars paid by Isiah Blades on behalf of Peter Willis, Jr. part of a tract of land called "Painter's Range" containing 5 acres more or less.

Recorded 16 Feb. 1829
Folio 192
John Brown of Caroline County to John G. Willis for sum of $725.00 a lot of ground on west side of Choptank at Denton Bridge containing a house, store house, granary and wharf containing 1 and a bit acres of land.

Recorded 11 March 1829
Folio 209
Thomas A. Carter, Esq. Sheriff of Caroline County to Peter Willis "Fine Facias" 50 acres sold to highest bidder.

Recorded 14 Oct. 1829
Folio 311
Seney B. Willis of Caroline County to Foster Willis. Seney filed insolvency and Foster appointed to take over all property and goods except wearing appearal.

Recorded 8 Dec. 1829
Folio 314
John G. Willis and Mary his wife formerly Mary Fountain daughter of David Fountain late of Talbot County deceased to Bennett Whenett and Catherine Ann his wife, formerly Catherine Ann Fountain heirs to land called "Mitchels Defence". Etc.

Recorded 27 Nov. 1830
Folio 496
Charles Willis of Caroline County to Minos Adams of Dorchester County for sum of $200.00 a lot in Federalsburg. Tamsey Willis wife of Charles gives up dower rights.

Recorded 25 Feb. 1831
Folio 514
Farmer's Bank directors to Peter Willis high bidder - part of tract of land called "Painter's Range" Formerly held by Joseph Haskins containing 72 acres more or less.



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Recorded 29 Oct. 1831
Folio 115
Foster Willis of Caroline county to Garretson Turner, Samuel Sparklin, Jr., Andrew Sullivane, Peter Sullivane, Jr., Andrew Covey, Zachariah Willis, Thomas Connelley, Richard Andrew, Jr. and Nathaniel Patchett - In trust for the Methodist Church and school house for sum of one dollar a tract of land containing 1/2 acre of land lying and being on the main road leading from Hunting Creek to a place called Collins Cross Roads to begin at edge of said road at the line of Jacob Andrew's land and to run in the best and most convenient situation so as to give a good and sufficient situation for to build a Methodist Church and School house on the said land called "Battle Hill". Signed by Foster Willis and wife Ann Willis gave up dower rights.

Recorded 3 March 1832
Folio 130
Foster Willis of Caroline County to Nathan Connelley for sum of $25.00 a tract of land in Caroline County on east side of main road leading from Hunting Creek to Marshhope Bridge called "Battle Hill" beginning at a tree which marks line between "Battle Hill" and John Gowty's land and touches John Rumbold's land containing 4 acres more or less. Signed by Foster Willis and Ann his wife.

Recorded 29 March 1832
Folio 149
Charles T. Dean, Henry T. Dean and Peter Willis of Caroline County to Harriet Tilghman, free negro for sum of $30.00 a tract of land where she now dwells called "Willis's Luck" containing 3 acres of land - nether more nor less. Abel Gowty acted as witness.

Recorded 19 Jan. 1832
Folio 209
Peter Willis of Caroline County to Jacob C. Willson for sum of #33.33 1/3 all tracts of land he bought from Robert Fleming deceased, part of a tract called "Willis's Landing", part of a tract called "Addition to Willis's Landing" and "Addition to Willis's Luck" containing all 80 acres more or less- it being land taken up by Joshua Willis and fell to Anna Retta Fleming at his death and to her son Robert Fleming at her death. Witnessed by Abel Gowty
Folio 210
Elizabeth Willis wife of Peter Willis gives up dower rights.

Recorded 22 May 1832
Folio 245
Arthur H. Willis and Nancy his wife of Dorchester County to Joseph Vickers of Sussex County, Delaware for sum of $200.00 a tract of land in Caroline County called "Wrights Regulation" lot of land assigned to Margaret Wallace by commission as her part of Jacob Wrights' lands.

Recorded 30 Aug. 1832
Folio 252
Peter Willis and Elizabeth his wife of Caroline County to Jacob Charles for sum of $300.00 all tracts of land in Caroline county called part of "Bank of Pleasure" and part of "Willis's Luck" containing 113 acres more or less.
Folio 253
Elizabeth gives up dower rights.

Recorded 26 April 1832
Folio 260
Peter Willis of Caroline County to Mary Shearmon and John Shearmon for sum of $60.00 a tract of land in Caroline County near place called Bloomery that a certain Dickerson Carroll purchased of one John Jeney and that was sold to the said Peter Willis by the late sherriff of Caroline County containing 50 acres more or less.

Recorded 28 Aug. 1832
Folio 275
Edward Willis and wife Mary of Caroline County to Thomas Stanton for sum of $40.00 land called "Goldsburoughs Regulation".

Bill of Sale
Recorded 12 Feb. 1833
Folio 303
Jesse Leverton of Caroline County to Peter Willis for 50 dollars, household goods, etc.

Recorded 22 Dec. 1832
Folio 326
William P. Kelley and Sarah Ann Kelly his wife of Caroline County to Charles Willis for sum of 26 dollars and 55 cents a tract of land formerly belonging to Elizabeth Hicks containing 15 acres.

Recorded 12 Feb. 1833
Folio 357
Peter W. Willis and Susan Willis his wife to Zachariah Willis for sum of $400.00 parts of "Battle Hill", "Addition to Battle Hill", and "Littletons' Friendship" that was left to Peter W. Willis by last will and testament of father Richard Willis deceased except a small lot lying back of land of Joseph Willis on the northwest side of the raod leading from Hunting Creek to Marshyhope Bridge containing 130 acres more or less. Peter & Susan his wife e/a before Geo. T. Millington, Seth H. Evitts Signed by Peter W. Willis and Susan M. Willis.

Deed of Mortgage
Recorded 16 May 1833
Folio 427
Thomas J. Baker of Caroline County to Peter Willis for sum of $200.00 land called "Littleton's Friendship" containing 40 1/4 acres. Deed of Mortgage delivered to John F. Willis 8 Sept 1835.

Recorded 10 Aug. 1833
Liber 437
John Whitley of Caroline County to Peter W. Willis - Insolvency paper. Peter Willis appointed trustee.



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Recorded 21 Feb. 1834
Folio 140
Thomas Wheeler and Ann his wife to Charles Willis for sum of $27.00 part of tract called "Henry's and Deboroughs Regulation" containing 13 1/2 acres more or less.

Recorded 22 Sept 1834
Folio 340
Foster Willis and Ann his wife of Caroline County to Caleb Bowdle for sum of $250.00 a tract of land on the south east side of the county road leading from the walnut trees to the cross roads, devised to Foster by his father Richard Willis's will about 70 acres more or less.

Recorded 23 Feb. 1835
Folio 402
Mitchel Covey and Eliza Covey his wife of Dorchester County to Foster Willis of Caroline County for sum of $300.00 a lot in Federalsburg.

Recorded 9 July 1835
Folio 416
Washington Downs to Foster Willis - insolvency papers. Foster appointed Trustee.



Liber JR-T




Recorded 2 Dec. 1835
Folio 64
William F. Willis of Baltimore County and City of Baltimore to Jacob Willson of Caroline County for sum of $37.00 lands called "Edmondsons Desire", "Langs Discovery", and "Haverdegrass" whereon Abel Gowty now lives that he received from Sarah Willis formerly Porter containing 228 acres.

Recorded 25 Feb. 1836
Folio 99
Mitchell Connelly and Britania his wife to Joseph Willis for sum of $112.75, a piece of land known as "Litteton's Friendship" 39a 30 sq. perches (mentions a sale made by Wm. R. Stewart & Levin Stewart to Thos. Connelly, decd). Ack. bef A. Gowty, Britannia privately examined.

Recorded 4 April 1836
Made 25 Feb. 1836
Folio 100
Zachariah Willis and Mary Willis his wife to Joseph Willis for sum of 150 dollars current money of Maryland all rights to land inherited from his father Richard Willis part of two tracts, called "Hab nab at a Venture" and "Littleton's Friendship" except a small part already sold to Daniel Sparklin.

Recorded 30 Jan. 1836 - 4 Apr. 1836
Folio 102
Nathan Connelly and Fanny Connelly to Joseph Willis for sum of $12.00 a piece of "Littleton's Friendship".
Test: Willis Cockran
Recorded 21 May 1836 - 12 July 1836
Folio 133
Zachariah Willis and Mary B. his wife to Rebecca Connelly for sum of 125 dollars a piece of land containing 10 acres being part of "Hab Nab at a Venture" and "Littleton's Friendship" on northwest side of the main road leading from the Walnut Trees to Collins' Crossroads, adj. Joseph Willis's new ground fence. his wife, e/a before Daniel Leverton & Abel Gowty.

Recorded 9 June 1837
Folio 524
Foster and Ann Willis of Dorchester County to Stephen Andrews of Dorchester County for $230.00 a house and lot in Federalsburg.



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