Lancaster Family Papers, 1786-1912

Manuscript Collection #82

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Lancaster Family Papers
    Creator: Lancaster family
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1786-1912, undated) consisting correspondence, land records, financial records, plat, summons, mortgages and receipts.
    Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 19 items , consisting of correspondence, land records, financial records, and a plat.
  • Description
     

    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
     
    Accessions Information

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

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Gardner Powell

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Lancaster Family Papers (#82), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon, March 1970

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      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. (item 1)
      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. (item 2)
      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. (item 3)
      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. (item 4)
      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. (item 5)
      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. (item 6)
      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. (item 7)
      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. (item 8)
      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. (item 9)
      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. (item 10)
      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. (item 12)
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.

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Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      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. (item 1)
      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. (item 2)
      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. (item 3)
      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. (item 4)
      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. (item 5)
      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. (item 6)
      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. (item 7)
      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. (item 8)
      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. (item 9)
      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. (item 10)
      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. (item 12)
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.


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