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Notes: David English, Sr. (c. early 1700s-1790) of Cumberland Co, PA
 
migration: Pennsylvania to Cumberland Co., PA
 
David English, Sr. Family
 
 
William English in behalf of decd. father, John English -18 March 1800
 
At an Orphans Court held at Carlisle for Cumberland County the 18th day of March in the year of our Lord 1800 before Samuel Laird and John Creigh Esquires, Judges of the same court. Came into court William English the eldest son of John English late of Cumberland County, deceased who died intestate and presented a petition to the court therein setting forth that the petitioners late father the said John English died intestate leaving a widow Jane English and 3 children to wit: Ellenor wife of Robert McCord, William the eldest son the petitioner, and Rachel wife of Daniel Worley.

That the petitioners late father in his lifetime and at the time of his death was seized in his demise as of fee of and in a certain tract of land situated in the township of Juniata in the said county containing 331 acres with allowances and that he died intestate so thereof seized that the petitioners willing and desirous that the said tract of land should be divided to and amongst the widow and children of the said intestate if the same could be done without injury and spoiling of the whole but if the same could not be divided that a just and conscionable appraisement and valuation be made of the said tract of land messuages and tenements with the appurantenances.

The petitioner therefore prays this worshipful court to award an inquest to divide the tract of land hereditaments and appurantenaces above mentioned to and amongst the widow and children of the said intestate if the same could be done without injury to or spoiling the whole but the said division could not take place without injury or spoiling of the whole then to value and appraise the same agreeable to the Act of Assembly of this Commonwealth in such case made and provided and to make return of their proceedings to the next stated orphans court whereupon the court awarded the inquest agreeable to the prayers of the petitioner.
 
Valuation of the estate of John English, deceased -30 July 1800
 
Came into court John Carothers Esquire High Sheriff of Cumberland County and made a return of a writ of partition or valuation of the estate of John English, deceased, tested the 30th day of July in the year of our Lord 1800 and to the said sheriff directed with an inquisition upon the said estate made by the said Sheriff and 12 lawful and honest men of this bailiwick under their hands and seals respectively the 17th day of October in the year of our Lord 1800 and to the said writ annexed.

By which inquisition it appeared to the court that the said sheriff and inquest did find that the said tract of land could not be divided to and among the widow and children of the said deceased without injury to and spoiling the whole and that they had valued and appraised the real estate of the said John English, deceased viz. a certain tract of land situated in the township of Juniata in the county of Cumberland containing 331 acres with allowances to the sum of 289 pounds 12 shillings and six pence lawful money of Pennsylvania which valuation the court confirmed.

And whereupon William English eldest son of the said deceased applied to the court for a confirmation of the said estate in him, Whereas on the court proposed that the said William English enter into recognizance's with sufficient security to the widow and children of the said deceased for the payment of their respective distributory shares of said valuation and appraisement.

In compliance wherewith the said William English offered to enter into the said recognizance with Samuel Worley of Buffaloe Township for his security which security being considered by the court sufficient the following recognizance's were thereupon taken.
 
Jane English & William English -21 October 1801
 
Jane English & William English: William English held in ninety-three pounds two shillings and one penny. Samuel Worley held on 93 pounds 2 shillings and 1 penny. To be levied of the goods and chattels lands and tenements respectively on this condition that if the said William English shall and do well and truly pay unto the said Jane English, widow, of the said John English, deceased, the interest arising from the 93 pounds two shillings and one penny from the 21st day of October in the year of our Lord 1801 during her natural life then these recognizance's to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Robert McCord & Ellior his wife in right of said Ellinor vs William English: William English held in 93 pounds two shillings and 1 penny. Also in 46 pounds 11 shillings and Samuel Worley held in 92 pounds 2 shillings and 1 penny also in 46 pounds 11 shillings.Daniel Worley & Rachel his wife in right of said Rachel vs the same: William English is held in 93 pounds two shillings and 1 penny, also in 46 pounds 11 shillings. Samuel Worley held in 93 pounds two shillings and 1 penny also in 46 pounds 11 shillings. To be levied of their goods and chattels lands and tenements on this condition, that the said William English shall and do well and truly pay unto the said Robert McCord and Ellinor his wife in right of said Ellinor and to Daniel Worley and Rachel his wife in right of said Rachel respectively the sum of 46 pounds 11 shillings on or before the 21st day of October 1801 with interest from the 21st day of April next and also that he pay the aforesaid Robert McCord and Ellinor his wife in the right of said Ellinor and the aforesaid Daniel Worley and Rachael his wife in right of the said Rachael respectively the sum of 23 pounds 5 shillings and six pence at the death of the aforesaid Jane English, widow of the said John English deceased then these recognizance's to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue. Cog. In open court 21 Oct A.D. 1800
 
 
Howard McCord notes about the above: ...believed that they confused Rachel and Eleanor as each daughters of John English had different and substantiated husbands-
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From the records of Howard McCord; 2002]

     
     
     
 
 
 
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