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Dillwyn & Hill family wills

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-010
This collection is comprised of the single volume notebook of George Dillwyn, and is chiefly comprised of copies of the wills of many members of his wife Sarah Hill Dillwyn’s family. The notebook also includes notes concerning family estates, brief genealogical information for the family, maps for partitioning of land according to the deceased’s will, and Dillwyn’s notes concerning actions taken in his role as executor. Included in the notebook are the wills of Richard Hill Sr, Richard Hill Jr., Samuel Peyton Moore, Henry Hill, Margaret Smith, Mary Lamar, and Hannah Moore.

Dates

  • 1762-1801

Creator

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Extent

0.08 Linear Feet

Biographical note

George Dillwyn (1738-1820) was born April 26, 1738 in Philadelphia, Pa. He married Sarah Hill in 1759. Dillwyn was unsuccessful in business, but was recognized as a minister in 1766. In 1784, he and his wife traveled to England and the continent of Europe on a religious visit, along with Sarah Grubb, Mary Dudley, Sarah Dillwyn, and Robert Grubb. In 1793, Dillwyn and his wife again visited England, where they stayed for nine years. George Dillwyn died June 23, 1820 in Burlington, N.J.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC.975.03.009 George Dillwyn commonplace book
  • MC.975.08.007 George Dillwyn financial records
  • MC.975.01.017 William Dillwyn diary

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.
Title
Dillwyn & Hill family wills, 1762-1801
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
December 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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