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WILLIS ABSTRACTS FROM
CAROLINE COUNTY
LAND RECORDS


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Liber TR-U




Recorded 16 May 1839
Folio 101
Jacob C. Willson of Talbot County to Zachariah Willis of Caroline County for sum of $225.00 a tract called "Littleton's Friendship" containing 20 acres.

Recorded 28 Dec. 1839 - 28 Jan 1840
Folio 246
Mitchell Connelley & Ann his wife, to John Dean for sum of $114 the ballance of "Littleton's Friendship" not sold to Isaiah Blades, Joseph Willis, & Nathan Connelley purchased of Thomas Connelley. Mitchell and Ann his wife, e/a before John C. Blades, Thomas E. Edgell. (This abstract donated by Helen Webber)

Recorded 6 April 1840
Folio 301
Zachariah Willis brought a Constables Bond.

Recorded 7 April 1840
Folio 315
James A. Stewart of Dorchester County to Charles Willis of Caroline County - by a decree of the High Court of Chancery 9 Sept. 1839 - James Stewart was appointed trustee and authorized to dispose of property mentioned in the proceedings in a certain cause between Purnell B. Cory and Henrietta Graham and Mary Adeline Williams, Louisa Ellen Williams and others - James Stewart sells to Charles Willis for sum of $1200.00 tract called "Lough Neigh" in Caroline County near Federalsburg containing 225 acres more or less.

Recorded 29 June 1840
Folio 343
John Green of John and Rebecca Green his wife of Caroline County to Charles Willis of Sarah for sum of $50.00 a tract called "Betts Range" in Caroline County containing 7 1/4 acres more or less.

Recorded 28 July 1840
Folio 377
Charles F. Willis to William H. Willis and Lewis Willis, Jr. For sum of $75.00 part of "Willis's Regulation" now held by Charles F. Willis, formerly held by John Willis late of Oxford - Charles was in Louisville, Kentucky when he signed deed.

Bill of Sale
Recorded 15 Sept. 1840
Folio 381
Daniel Rich, free Negro to John G. Willis for $65.00 household goods, animals, and sweet potato crop.

Recorded 29 Sept. 1840
Folio 381
Charles Willis administrator of Robert Medford to John Rumbold for sum of $300.00 one negro man age 19 named Daniel.

Recorded 5 May 1840
Folio 390
William Willis appointed trustee to Joseph W. Barker for insolvency.

Recorded 17 June 1840
Folio 391
William Willis appointed trustee to Alexander B. Joiner for insolvency.



Liber TR-V




Recorded 29 May 1841
Folio 96
John Bosman to Charles Willis of E. for sum of $200.00 land called "Mill Land Enlarged" containing 30 acres more or less.

Recorded 2 Oct. 1841
Folio 297
John L. Willis and Charlotte his wife of Dorchester County to Thomas Gray, Jr. of Caroline County for sum of $230.00 a lot of ground in Federalsburg being part of a tract of land called "Rawly" from Levin Stack to John Willis.

Recorded 21 March 1840
Folio 360
William B. Willis and Mary Willis, Nicholas Willis, Joseph and Elizabeth Robinson, Spry Denny and Catherine Denny, Sarah Denny, Ann B. Willis and Margaret H. Willis all of Talbot Co. to William H. Willis and Lewis Willis, Jr. of Caroline County for sum of $700.00 a farm held by late John Willis of Oxford and called "Willis's Regulation" containing 163 acres of land more or less.

Recorded 14 April 1842
Folio 361
William H. Willis and Lewis Willis, Jr. and Elizaann his wife to Henry Corkrin for sum of $675.00 all tract of land in Caroline County held by late John Willis of Oxford called "Willis's Regulation" containing 163 acres more or less.

Bill of Sale
Recorded 21 May 1842
Folio 371
Henry Dean to Charles Willis of E. and Cannon Charles for sum of $227.00 animals and household goods.

Bill of Sale
Folio 470
Charles Willis of S. to Edwin P. Jump for sum of $50.00 all household goods, farm equipment and leftover food.



Liber TR-W




Recorded 3 Aug. 1843
Folio 84
Charles Willis of E. and Tamsey Willis his wife to William H. Watkins for sum of $1475.00 land called "Lough Neigh" containing 225 acres more or less upon which Stansbury Reed now resides and another tract called "Mill Land Enlarged" containing 30 acres more or less.

Recorded 3 Feb. 1844
Folio 233
Charles Willis executor of will of Mary Ann Faulkner of Caroline County deceased to Stephen Phillips for sum of $377.00 land called "Addition to Ivory Ridge" containing 200 acres more or less.

Recorded 13 March 1844
Folio 245
Theadore R. Loockerman of Talbot County to John G. Willis of Caroline County land on west side of Denton Bridge (see JR-Q 192) some squabble over said land.

Recorded 21 Dec. 1843
Folio 247
Henry and Elizabeth Corkrain of Caroline County to Richard Willis for sum of $45.00 part of "Willis's Regulation next to "Painters Range" containing 7 1/4 acres.

Recorded 18 March 1844
Folio 277
Elisha Wright and Adar his wife, James Willis (a son of William Willis and Sarah his wife) of Caroline County, and James Meloney and Mary his wife, Sylvester Willis and (two other sons of William and Sarah Willis of Talbot County and Charles Coverly and Ann his wife, Michael Charles and Meary his wife, Patrick Stack and Catherine his wife and Daniel Cannon and Rebecca his wife of Dorchester County to James H. Nichols of Caroline County. All above heirs and legal representative of William Williams and Delilah Williams his wife late of Caroline County for sum of $235.00 land called "Water's Friendship", "Brown's Purchase" and "Addition to ? Tracts" (See 1 Feb. 1825)

Bill of Sale
Recorded 4 June 1844
Folio 281
Dennis Kelly of Caroline County to Peter Willis for sum of $90.00 - animals and crops growing.

Recorded 12 Sept 1843
Folio 344
James Willis appointed trustee to Samuel Rouse for insolvency.

Recorded 15 July 1843
Folio 344
William Willis appointed trustee for George Saulsbury for insolvency.

Recorded 26 Oct. 1844
Folio 463
Thomas D. Case and Eliza Ann his wife, Jacob Dyott and Ann Eliza his wife and Susan Willis of Caroline County to Francis E. Fountain for $150.00 their share of House received from Capt. Joseph Talbot deceased. House and land in Boonsburough on south side of county road leading from Hillsborough to Gransbourough.



Liber JHF-X




Recorded 11 May 1846
Folio 130
Benjamin Atwell, Jr. and Hester A. Atwell his wife (formerly Hester A. Fountain, widow of Nicholas Fountain) to John G. Willis for sum of $28.00 all land and buildings in Caroline County on west side of Choptank near Denton Bridge where Nicolas Fountain lived and died.

Recorded 6 July 1846
Folio 165
John Callahan to William Willis and Owen C. Jones for sum of $98.00 a small (?) shop or house in Denton on the Brick Tavern lot left to John Callahan by Nancy Callahan his mother.

Recorded 12 Jan. 1847
Folio 268
Mary Ann Fountain to John G. Willis for sum of $50.00 a parcel of land and house on west side of Choptank near Denton Bridge where Nicholas Fountain lived and died.

Recorded 4 Feb. 1847
Folio 281
William S. Carroll and Caroline E. Carroll his wife of Sussex County in Delaware to John G. Willis of Caroline County for sum of $50.00 a house and lot on west side of Choptank River near Denton Bridge.

Recorded 18 Feb. 1847
Folio 299
John G. Willis and Mary Ann Fountain to James H. Fountain for $32.00 land on west side of Denton Bridge containing 5 3/4 acres.

Recorded 31 Dec. 1846
Folio 306
Zacariah Willis and Mary B. Willis of Caroline County to Daniel Adams for sum of $75.00 a parcel of land called "Littleton's Friendship" containing 15 acres more or less.

Recorded 9 Dec. 1846
Folio 608
Saulsbury Sparklin and John Willis and Celia his wife and Elizabeth Sparklin to Clement Sullivan for sum of $50.00 land Peter Sullivan deceased seized and possessed in his lifetime containing 159 1/4 acres.



Liber JHF-Y




Recorded 5 July 1848
Folio 63
Ignatius Lednum and Sarah Lednum his wife to John G. Willis of Caroline County for sum of $250.00 land called "Smith's Farm", "Revival" or "Wheatleys Park" containing 2 1/4 acres.

Recorded 12 July 1848
Folio 72
John F. Willis - Constable's Bond.

Recorded 3 Aug. 1848
Folio 128
William Willis of Caroline County appoints Samuel Wilzeir (?) of Baltimore City to be his attorney. He will be out of state - no reason given.

Recorded 4 Oct. 1848
Folio 128
William Willis (formerly of Caroline County) by Samuel Wilzeir (?) his Attorney and Henrietta L. Willis wife of William Willis to Madison Williams of Caroline County for sum of $100.00 - his 1/16th share of 238 acres called "Edmonson's Desire", "Salem", "Langs Discovery", "Havre De Grace" etc. which belonged to Henry Willis the brother of William. Henry Willis died intestate.

Bill of Sale
Recorded 26 Dec. 1848
Folio 165
John Blades administrator of John C. Blades deceased, by order of the Orphan's Court of Caroline County to sell the negroes beloning to the dec'd for the benefit of the heirs and representatives, to Joseph Willis for $150.00 one negro girl, Sarah Catharine aged about 10 years, slave for life. Ack. before Thomas V. Bishop

Recorded 9 Oct. 1848
Folio 262
James Turner and Anna Maria his wife of Queen Anne County to Peter Willis of Caroline County for sum of $500.00 a tract of land in lower district of Caroline County that James Turner purchased of William D. Medcalf and James Medcalf and Ann Maria his wife heirs of Catharine Richardson.

Recorded 23 Aug. 1849
Folio 341
Thomas Gray and Elizabeth Gray his wife of Dorchester County to James H. Willis of Caroline County for sum of $330.00 a lot of ground in Federalsburg, formerly sold by John L. Willis and Charlotte his wife of Dorchester County. Land called "Rawly".

Recorded 11 April 1849
Folio 386
Robert H. Rhodes of Caroline County to John G. Willis for sum of $12.00 land near Denton bridge 150 square perches.



Liber JHF-Z




Recorded 27 Jan. 1851
Folio 242
Richard Gester to William Willis for $45.00 land called "Rich's Fishery".

Recorded 27 Jan. 1851
Folio 243
William Willis to Darcus Gester for sum of $5.00 land (see JHF-Z 242).

Recorded 13 Sept. 1849
Folio 246
John G. Willis, William Thomas Willis, and Elizabeth E. Willis of Caroline County to Thomas Numbers for $1050.00 land called "Mitchell's Defence" on west side of main road from Andersontown to Hubbards Cross Roads containing 130 acres more or less.

Recorded 9 Jan. 1851
Folio 257
John F. Willis and Elizabeth A. Willis his wife to David Todd for $2620.00 land called "Painters Range" containing 262 acres more or less.



Liber TFG-AA




Recorded 10 May 1852
Folio 196/197
Zachariah Willis made a Justice of the Peace.



Liber RJ-29




Recorded 6 Aug. 1858
Folio 99
Daniel Adams of Caroline County to Zachariah Willis for sum of $130.00 part of a tract called "Littleton's Friendship" adjoining John Rumbold's land or Lemuel Hubbard's land containing 14 acres more or less.



Liber RJ-30




Recorded 9 March 1864
Folio 555
Lemuel Hubbard and Mary his wife to John E. Hubbard and Francis A. Willis for sum of $600.00 a tract of land called "Littleton's Friendship" on west side of main road leading from New Hope to Hubbard's Cross Roads in the 3rd Election District which was devised by John Rumbold deceased to Mary Hubbard containing 40 1/4 acres more or less and also they do grant a road between land of Zachariah Willis and the heirs of Joseph Willis.



Liber THK-33




Recorded 13 Oct. 1868
Folio 223
John E. Hubbard, Francis A. Willis and Sallie E. Willis his wife to James M. Jones for sum of $400.00 all that tract called "Littleton's Friendship" containing 40 1/4 acres and all privileges of a road between Zachariah Willis and Heirs of Joseph Willis.

Recorded 12 Jan. 1869
Folio 288
John L. Willis and Susan L. Willis his wife of Caroline County to Francis A. Willis for $200.00 a lot of land in village of Preston containing 1/3 acre more or less.



Liber THK-34




Recorded 1 Sept. 1870
Folio 9
Francis A. Willis and Sarah E. Willis his wife to Mary L. Todd for sum of $500.00 a tract of land called "Painter's Mistake".

Recorded 15 Sept 1870
Made 29 March 1870
Folio 9
William E. Todd and Mary L. Todd his wife to Francis A. Willis for sum of $500 a tract of land called "Painter's Mistake" in 3rd Election District containing 8 acres more or less.

Recorded 14 Oct. 1870
Folio ?
Robert Dean and Mary Dean his wife to James S. Willis for sum of $231.00 a tract in the 5th Election District on south east side of county road leading from Friendship Church to Hubbard's Cross Roads containing 21 acres more or less.



Liber JWT-36




Recorded 6 Aug. 1874
Folio 296
James E. Douglass, Trustee for John L. Willis to Francis A. Willis a lot at or near Preston designated as lot No. 3 adjoining the lands of H. F. Willis, John W. Brodly and Francis A. Willis containing about 3/4 acre more or less.

Recorded 6 Aug. 1874
Folio 297
Francis A. Willis and Sallie E. Willis his wife of Caroline County to James E. Douglass for sum of $800.00 all lots in village of Preston deed by John L. Willis and wife to Francis A. Willis containing 1/3 acre more or less.



Liber JWT-40




Recorded 11 Nov. 1878
Folio 446
Zachariah Willis of Caroline County to James E. Douglass, Henry C. Comegys and Henry Wilson, County School Commissioners for sum of $10.00 for purpose of a School House a lot at or near the M.E. Church and in the 4th Election District being part of a tract of land called "Battle Hill" on south west side of county road leading from Church to Hog Creek it being a corner of said Willis's land and William Cohee's land containing 1/2 acre more or less.



Liber LHG-48




Recorded 11 Jan. 1884
Folio 150
Zachariah and Mary B. Willis for $600.00 grant unto James S. Willis all that tract called "Henry's Folly Enlarged" on north west side of road from Friendship Church to Concord containing 42 acres more or less.



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