Can I get assistance on this figure in Quakertown?

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I have a ancestor that where the only birth information I have is on a index card. Most of the information appears misaligned, bunched at the top leaving actual headings blank. The top left corner says Sussex co., The top center says Births. The top right has references:, directly under that it says Sussex Co.Chan. Beneath that it says Case W #18. Far left it says Name: Kersey , Ebenezer ( of Quakertown, Lewes and Rehobeth Hd). Directly under the name with out being on a line with a heading , it says Carpenter. Far left, new line-headings, it says, parents: it is blank. Beneath it says: birth: c. 1810. All other headings are blank for place:, race:,sex:,living:,Fathers trade:, nationality.  The 1850 census has him as age 39 , living in Lower Dublin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . Birth place Delaware.occupation is ship carpenter . Another index card looks more pulled together , it has Delaware Marriage Record at center top and references Vol . 56 pg 255 license is exed. Event April 30,1835 married Jane Brereton At Tent, New Castle, Delaware . The next 1870 census  has him living with his family at his recently wed daughter Ester Disbrow residence Trenton,ward 6 Mercer, age 60 . There is no death record. I need more information on the geography as well, Quakertown and lower Dublin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
in Genealogy Help by Kelly Kersey G2G6 (7.2k points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith
What is the source of your index cards?
Record collection:Delaware vital records 1650-1974.source reference,Birth and Baptism index, c 1700- 1960 Kaciorowski-lavin, digital folder 005099220 image number 01167. Thank you, Kelly

Thank you. I found the marriage card, but not the birth index yet.

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I found the birth card. The citation is

"Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2019), Birth Records > Birth and Baptism Index, c 1700-1960, Kaciorowski - Lavin > image 1167 of 3505; Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

Thank you!

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The abbreviation Sussex Co.Chan. seems it could be a chancery court record. From what I've been told about court records (still learning), before the "family courts" were established, chancery courts would have addressed  adoption, guardianship, civil lawsuits, divorce, probate, etc.

Is this the person you are working on?  I'll see if I can find any other sources for you in NJ.
by Heather Husted G2G6 Mach 4 (46.7k points)
Some chancery court records are online at Family Search.
Yes it is! Thank you, he is a brick wall with his brother, my 3 g grandfather John Kersey. Thank you, Kelly

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