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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Maryland]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Durham_County,_Maryland|Durham County]]'' {{Adoption DEGenWeb}}
  
== History  ==
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*Durham was created a new county on the previously neglected oceanside of the [[Maryland|Maryland]] Colony on 22 October 1669.<ref name="WCMA">Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, ''Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia'' (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39. (Book {{FHL|975.221 H2t}}; Fiche {{FHL|6087644}}]). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3016672 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
 
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*Durham was created a new county on the previously neglected oceanside of the [[Maryland|Maryland]] Colony on 22 October 1669.<ref name="WCMA">Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3016672&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia] (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]</ref>  
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*Durham County, Maryland was in what is now southern half of [[Kent County, Delaware|Kent County, Delaware]], and northern half of [[Sussex County, Delaware|Sussex County, Delaware]] (claimed for a short while by [[New Netherland|New Netherland]], and then by [[Maryland|Maryland]], and [[Pennsylvania]]).<ref name="WCMA" />  
 
*Durham County, Maryland was in what is now southern half of [[Kent County, Delaware|Kent County, Delaware]], and northern half of [[Sussex County, Delaware|Sussex County, Delaware]] (claimed for a short while by [[New Netherland|New Netherland]], and then by [[Maryland|Maryland]], and [[Pennsylvania]]).<ref name="WCMA" />  
*47 new land grants for [[Maryland|Maryland]] were granted in Durham County as late as 1682, although Durham County should have been incorporated into [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]] in 1670.<ref>Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3016672&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia] (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 43. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]</ref>  
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*47 new land grants for [[Maryland|Maryland]] were granted in Durham County as late as 1682, although Durham County should have been incorporated into [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]] in 1670.<ref>Truitt and Callette, 43.</ref>  
*In 1738 [[Maryland|Maryland]] recognized the claim of [[Pennsylvania]] to the lower three counties on the Delaware River (now the [[Delaware|State of Delaware]]) including what was once all of Durham County, or later part of [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]].<ref>Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3016672&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia] (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 43-48. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]</ref>
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*In 1738 [[Maryland|Maryland]] recognized the claim of [[Pennsylvania]] to the lower three counties on the Delaware River (now the [[Delaware|State of Delaware]]) including what was once all of Durham County, or later part of [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]].<ref>Truitt and Callette, 43-48.</ref>
  
 
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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39. (Book FHL 975.221 H2t; Fiche FHL 6087644]). WorldCat entry.
  2. Truitt and Callette, 43.
  3. Truitt and Callette, 43-48.



 

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