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Canby, James, 1781-1858

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1781 - 1858

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Deeds for mill-seats on the Brandywine Creek and environs

 Collection
Accession: 2502
Abstract:

Oliver Canby (1716-1754) was a miller on the Brandywine Creek. This collection of deeds and indentures documents the acquisition of mills or mill seats, and other lands near the Brandywine Creek in Wilmington, Delaware by the Canby family. This collection was in the possession and care of the Canby family until it was given to Hagley Museum and Library in 2011 by a descendant of Oliver Canby.

Dates: 1719-1855; Majority of material found within 1790-1855