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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Delaware|Delaware]] > New Castle County'' [[Image:De-new-castle.png|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Delaware]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[New_Castle_County,_Delaware|New Castle County]]''
  
== [http://www.co.new-castle.de.us/defaulthome/home/webpage1.asp County Courthouse]  ==
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The New Castle County Government Center<br>87 Reads Way <br>New Castle, DE 19720-1648  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = New Castle County
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| state = Delaware
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| founded year = 1673
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| founded date = August 8
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| seat wl = Wilmington
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://courts.delaware.gov/aoc/ncccourthouse/index.stm New Castle County Courthouse]<br>800 North French Street<br>Wilmington, DE 19801<br>Phone: 302-571-7545
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Formerly New Amistel County Name changed to New Castle by 31 Dec 1674.<br>Clerk of Peace has marriage records from 1911.<br>Prothonotary has divorce and court records.<br>Register of Wills has probate records; Recorder of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Castle, Delaware Page 121 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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The New Castle County Government Center<br>87 Reads Way<br>New Castle, DE 19720-1648
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
'''1673''' New Castle County was created 8 August 1673 from [[New Amistel County, Delaware|New Amistel]] (old) County. '''County seat:''' Wilmington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1673''' New Castle County was created 8 August 1673 from [[New Amistel County, Delaware|New Amistel]] (old) County. '''County seat:''' Wilmington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
=== Record Loss ===
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=== Record Loss ===
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*Cities: Delaware City . New Castle . Newark . Wilmington  
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'''Cities''':  
*Towns: Bellefonte . Elsmere . Middletown . Newport . Odessa . Smyrna . Townsend
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*Villages: Arden . Ardencroft . Ardentown
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*Hundreds: Appoquinimink . Blackbird . Brandywine . Christiana . Mill Creek . New Castle . Pencader . Red Lion . St. George's . White Clay . Wilmington
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*Unincorporated communities: Bear . Blackbird . Brookside . Centreville . Christiana . Claymont . Edgemoor . Elmhurst . Glasgow . Greenville . Gwinhurst . Hockessin . Kirkwood . MacDonough . Manor . Marshallton . Minquadale . Montchanin . North Star . Pike Creek . Port Penn . Rockland . St. Georges . Stanton . Talleyville . Tybouts Corner . Wilmington Manor .Winterthur . Yorklyn
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*Delaware City
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*New Castle
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*Newark
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Wilmington  
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'''Towns''':  
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*Bellefonte  
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*Elsmere
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*Middletown  
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*Newport
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*Odessa  
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*Smyrna
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*Townsend
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'''Villages''':  
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*Arden
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*Ardencroft
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*Ardentown
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'''Hundreds''': <br>More information can be found at [[Delaware Hundreds|Delaware Hundreds]].  
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*Appoquinimink
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*Blackbird  
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*Brandywine
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*Christiana  
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*Mill Creek  
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*New Castle
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*Pencader  
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*Red Lion  
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*St. George's
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*White Clay  
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*Wilmington
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'''Unincorporated Communities''':  
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*Bear  
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*Blackbird  
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*Brookside  
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*Centreville  
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*Christiana  
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*Claymont  
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*Edgemoor  
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*Elmhurst
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*Glasgow  
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*Greenville  
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*Gwinhurst  
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*Hockessin  
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*Kirkwood  
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*MacDonough  
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*Manor  
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*Marshallton
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*Minquadale  
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*Montchanin  
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*North Star  
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*Pike Creek  
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*Port Penn  
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*Rockland  
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*St. Georges  
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*Stanton
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*Talleyville  
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*Tybouts Corner  
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*Wilmington Manor  
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*Winterthur  
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*Yorklyn
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Kent County, Delaware|Kent]] | '''Maryland''' counties: [[Cecil County, Maryland|Cecil]] | [[Kent County, Maryland|Kent]] | '''New Jersey''' counties: [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]]| [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]] | '''Pennsylvania''' counties: [[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]] | [[Delaware County, Pennsylvania|Delaware]]
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[[Kent County, Delaware|Kent]] | '''Maryland''' counties: [[Cecil County, Maryland|Cecil]] | [[Kent County, Maryland|Kent]] | '''New Jersey''' counties: [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]]| [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]] | '''Pennsylvania''' counties: [[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]] | [[Delaware County, Pennsylvania|Delaware]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158909 Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington] BillionGraves
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Courtesy of the Diocese of Wilmington:
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*[http://www.cdow.org/csdatabase.html Catholic Cemeteries Burial Database for All Saints, Cathedral and Gate of Heaven Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Delaware}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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:*'''1708-1985''' - [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
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::Contains the church records of:
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::*Wilmington: Central Presbyterian Church; First Presbyterian Church; Holy Trinity Church; St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
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===== Swedes Church  =====
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Christina Parish was located in what is now Wilmington. A 1754 membership list is preserved in ''Archivum Americanum'' at the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal in Sweden. A copy is held at the [[Historical Society of Pennsylvania]].<ref>Charles J. Stillé, "Archivum Americanum in the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 15 (1891):482, 484-485. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].</ref>
  
 
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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Large numbers of Scotch-Irish immigrants who settled in [[Chester County, Pennsylvania]], probably arrived at the port of New Castle in the early 1700s.<ref name="way">Wayland F. Dunaway, ''The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania'' (Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944), 51. Free digital version at [http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/u?/digitalbks2,18370 PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf at Penn State].</ref>
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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Civil War service men from Morgan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Morgan County.
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:- [[Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery|Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery]]
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===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
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*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Delaware, New Castle County on page 126.]
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Delaware Public Archives has placed the [http://archives.delaware.gov/exhibits/document/naturalization/toc.shtml#TopOfPage New Castle County Naturalizations] Original petitions and other legal documents of immigrants wishing to become American citizens on-line. There is an alphabetical listing of the names and dates.The date listed&nbsp;&nbsp;reflects the year of the file and may vary from the document displayed. The file for each individual may contain more documentation.
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*''A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800''. New York, NY: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1911; Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. (Family History Library book {{FHL|216769|title-id|disp=975.11 S2n}}.)
  
 
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The 1676 list of taxables has been published:
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*Dickson, Taylor L. and P.S.P. Conner. "Some Data Concerning the Taking of Wolves in New Castle County in 1676, and a Reprint of the Taxables of that Year,"&nbsp;''Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania'', Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan. 1895):29-34. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Genealogical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Genealogical_Magazine WeRelate].
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/de/newcastle/webbbs_config.pl New Castle County, Delaware Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Wilmington, Newark, Elsmere, New Castle, Middletown, Delaware City, Newport, Bellefonte and Odessa areas.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Newark Delaware Family History Center]]
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**Newark, Delaware
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*[[Wilmington Delaware Family History Center]]
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**Wilmington, Delaware
  
 
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*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/newcastleco/ The New Castle County DEGenWeb Project], an member of [[DEGenWeb|The DEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/newcastleco/ The New Castle County DEGenWeb Project], an member of [[DEGenWeb|The DEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/de/newcastle/index.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for New Castle County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/de/newcastle/index.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for New Castle County  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=189536&subject_disp=Delaware%2C+New+Castle&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for New Castle County
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*{{FHL|Delaware%2C+New+Castle|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for New Castle County  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/DE/New_Castle/ New&nbsp;Castle County, Delaware Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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County Courthouse

New Castle County Courthouse
800 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-571-7545

Formerly New Amistel County Name changed to New Castle by 31 Dec 1674.
Clerk of Peace has marriage records from 1911.
Prothonotary has divorce and court records.
Register of Wills has probate records; Recorder of Deeds has land records. [1]

The New Castle County Government Center
87 Reads Way
New Castle, DE 19720-1648

History

1638 Swedes and Finns settle at Fort Christiana (now Wilmington).[2][3] They eventually spread as far north as Philadelphia. See New Sweden wiki article for more details.
1651 Dutch build Fort Casimir and Sandhook (now New Castle City).[4][5][6] See New Netherland article for details.
1654 New Sweden captures Fort Casimir without a fight. It is renamed Fort Trinity (Trefaldighets).
1655 New Netherland returns a large army and forces all of New Sweden to submit to Dutch rule.
1664 As part of the Second Anglo-Dutch War New Netherland is surrendered to England.
1673 A new war breaks out. The Dutch send a huge armada to recapture New Netherland, but at the end of 1674 it is finally ceded to England.[7] Nieuw Amstel is renamed New Castle after the English take control.

Parent County

1673 New Castle County was created 8 August 1673 from New Amistel (old) County. County seat: Wilmington [8]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities:

  • Delaware City
  • New Castle
  • Newark

Wilmington

Towns:

  • Bellefonte
  • Elsmere
  • Middletown
  • Newport
  • Odessa
  • Smyrna
  • Townsend

Villages:

  • Arden
  • Ardencroft
  • Ardentown

Hundreds:
More information can be found at Delaware Hundreds.

  • Appoquinimink
  • Blackbird
  • Brandywine
  • Christiana
  • Mill Creek
  • New Castle
  • Pencader
  • Red Lion
  • St. George's
  • White Clay
  • Wilmington

Unincorporated Communities:

  • Bear
  • Blackbird
  • Brookside
  • Centreville
  • Christiana
  • Claymont
  • Edgemoor
  • Elmhurst
  • Glasgow
  • Greenville
  • Gwinhurst
  • Hockessin
  • Kirkwood
  • MacDonough
  • Manor
  • Marshallton
  • Minquadale
  • Montchanin
  • North Star
  • Pike Creek
  • Port Penn
  • Rockland
  • St. Georges
  • Stanton
  • Talleyville
  • Tybouts Corner
  • Wilmington Manor
  • Winterthur
  • Yorklyn

Neighboring Counties

Kent | Maryland counties: Cecil | Kent | New Jersey counties: Gloucester| Salem | Pennsylvania counties: Chester | Delaware

Resources

Cemeteries

Courtesy of the Diocese of Wilmington:

Census

For tips on accessing New Castle County, Delaware census records online, see: Delaware Census.

Church

Contains the church records of:
  • Wilmington: Central Presbyterian Church; First Presbyterian Church; Holy Trinity Church; St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Swedes Church

Christina Parish was located in what is now Wilmington. A 1754 membership list is preserved in Archivum Americanum at the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal in Sweden. A copy is held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.[9]

Court

Emigration and Immigration

Large numbers of Scotch-Irish immigrants who settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania, probably arrived at the port of New Castle in the early 1700s.[10]

Gazetteers

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for New Castle County
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Morgan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Morgan County.

- Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery
Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Delaware, New Castle County on page 126.]

Naturalizations

Delaware Public Archives has placed the New Castle County Naturalizations Original petitions and other legal documents of immigrants wishing to become American citizens on-line. There is an alphabetical listing of the names and dates.The date listed  reflects the year of the file and may vary from the document displayed. The file for each individual may contain more documentation.

Newspapers

Probate

  • A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800. New York, NY: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1911; Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. (Family History Library book 975.11 S2n.)

Taxation

The 1676 list of taxables has been published:

  • Dickson, Taylor L. and P.S.P. Conner. "Some Data Concerning the Taking of Wolves in New Castle County in 1676, and a Reprint of the Taxables of that Year," Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan. 1895):29-34. For free online access, see WeRelate.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Castle, Delaware Page 121 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Amandus Johnson, "Detailed Map of New Sweden 1638-1655" in Amandus Johnson's book The Swedes on the Delaware 1638-1664 (Philadelphia: Swedish Colonial Society, 1915), 392.
  3. John A. Munroe, Colonial Delaware: A History] (Millwood, N.Y.:KTO Press, 1978) [FHL book 975.1 H2mu], 16-18. “From there they proceeded according to instructions up the Delaware and into the Christina River, the Minquas Kill to the Dutch. Here, after reconnoitering the stream, Minuit met with Indians and purchased lands from Duck Creek (the southern boundary of New Castle County) to the Schuylkill. Here too a site was picked for a settlement that was called Fort Christina. It was at the Rocks, ‘a wharf of stone’ on the Christina about two miles from the Delaware River and above the junction of the Christina and its main tributary, the Brandywine, on the east side of the present city of Wilmington.”
  4. Johnson, Detailed Map.
  5. "Fort Casimir" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Casimir (accessed 7 November 2008).
  6. Philip S. Klein, and Ari Hoogenboom, "A History of Pennsylvania, 2nd ed." (University Park, Penn.: Penn State Press, 1980; digitized by Google at http://books.google.com/books?id=AB24rFZOmzcC), 11.
  7. "New Netherland" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_netherland (accessed 13 December 2008).
  8. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  9. Charles J. Stillé, "Archivum Americanum in the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 15 (1891):482, 484-485. For free online access, see WeRelate.
  10. Wayland F. Dunaway, The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania (Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944), 51. Free digital version at PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf at Penn State.