Lancaster Family Papers

1786-1912
Manuscript Collection #82
Creator(s)
Lancaster family
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 19 items , consisting of correspondence, land records, financial records, and a plat.
Preferred Citation
Lancaster Family Papers (#82), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Papers (1786-1912, undated) consisting correspondence, land records, financial records, plat, summons, mortgages and receipts.


Scope and arrangement

The collection contains legal records and financial papers of several generations of the Lancaster family.

Land records pertain to the Swift Creek section of Craven County north of the Neuse River and reflect transactions of St. Clair Lancaster, Benjamin Williams, William Bryan, Elisha Griffin, Allen Anderson and Amon Joyner. Other papers include a bill of sale for a Negro boy (1846), correspondence concerning bank financing (1850), a summons, a plat for land on Swift Creek, mortgages, and receipts.


Administrative information
Custodial History

March 31, 1969, 19 items; Papers (1804-1912), including correspondence, deeds, mortgages, receipts, and a plat. Deposited by Mrs. Gardner Powell, Vanceboro, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Gardner Powell

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, March 1970

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Personal Names
Lancaster family
Topical
Banks and banking--North Carolina--Craven County
Deeds--North Carolina--Craven County--History
Slave trade--North Carolina--Craven County
Places
Craven County (N.C.)

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Item 1 State of North Carolina No. 217 Contract for 200 acres of Land in Craven County on the North Side of the Neuse River and West Side of Swift Creek in the fork of Poplar Branch to Benjamin Williams. (9 Aug. 1786) Holograph
Box 1 Folder a Item 2 Indenture. State of North Carolina, Craven County. Between Elisha Griffin and Allen Anderson for the sale of 200 acres of Land in Craven County on the North Side of the Neuse River and West Side of Big Swift Creek in the fork of Poplar Branch. (3 Nov. 1843) Holograph
Box 1 Folder a Item 3 Indenture. State of North Carolina, Craven County. Between Elisha Griffin and Amon Joiner for the sale of 30 acres of Land in Craven County on the North Side of the Neuse River and West Side of Big Swift Creek in the fork of Poplar Branch. (29 May 1845) Holograph
Box 1 Folder a Item 4 Bill of Sale. State of North Carolina, Craven County. From John Nelson to St. Clair Lancaster for one Negro boy named Miles about six or seven years of age. (5 Jan. 1846) Holograph
Box 1 Folder a Item 5 Indenture. State of North Carolina, Craven County. Between Allen Anderson and Norman Jackson for the sale of 200 acres of Land in Craven County on the North Side of the Neuse River and West Side of Big Swift Creek in the fork of Poplar Branch. (16 June 1846) Holograph
Box 1 Folder a Item 6 Indenture. State of North Carolina, Craven County. Between William Lancaster trustee of Allen Anderson and Saint Clair Lancaster for the sale of 200 acres of Land in Craven County on the North Side of the Neuse River and West Side of Big Swift Creek in the fork of Poplar Branch. (24 Sept. 1847) Holograph
Box 1 Folder a Item 7 Indenture. State of North Carolina, Craven County. Between Henderson Hill and Amon Joyner for the sale of 100 acres of Land in Craven County on the North Side of the Neuse River and West Side of Big Swift Creek in the fork of Poplar Branch. (14 Nov. 1848) Holograph
Box 1 Folder a Item 8 Letter. A. T. Jerkins, Newbern to Sinclair Lancaster informing them that the note of William H. Scheuck at the Merchants Bank, for which they are securities, has been due for some time. (3 Sept. 1850) Holograph
Box 1 Folder a Item 9 Summons. State of North Carolina, Craven County. To bring St. Clair Lancaster before the Justice of the Peace to answer the Complaint of George W. Street, that Mr. Lancaster has failed to pay a debt of $60. (13 Sept. 1852) Printed form
Box 1 Folder a Item 10 Survey. State of North Carolina, Craven County. For St. Clair Lancaster by virtue of Warrant No. 481 of 98 acres of land on the North Side of the Neuse River and the South Side of Big Swift Creek, by Stephen Erneal [Surveyor]. (11 July 1853) Holograph & Sketch. Note: Seal partially visible
Box 1 Folder a Item 12 Agricultural Lien & Chattel Mortgage. State of North Carolina, Craven County. Of Lacy V. Lancaster to Geo. S. Wilcox for $100.00 worth of supplies. (23 April 1901) Printed form
Folder os1 Indenture. State of North Carolina, Craven County. Between William Bryan to sell John Hendricks, Blacksmith (22 March 1804) for the sum of 50 pounds, 100 acres of land on Mants Run on the North Side of Swift Creek and the East Side of Mants Run. Holograph. Note: Filed oversized