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Simon Hadley's 1755 will - annotated abstract

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Simon Hadley's family

(based on his 1755 will)

A transcript of Simon's will is available online, posted by Billie E. Walsh. An abstract is online also.

Simon Hadley. Yeoman. Mill Crk. Hd.

Written Nov. 3, 1755.
Recorded Feb. 17, 1756.

Children, their spouses, and their children (Simon Hadley's grandchildren) mentioned in his will:

  • daughter, Ann, widow of Richard Gregg
    • grandson, Simon Gregg
    • granddaughter, Sarah Smith, alias Gregg
    • grandson, Jacob
    • grandson, William
    • granddaughter, Miriam
    • granddaughter, Deborah
    • granddaughter, Phoebe

Other relations named in will:

Exc. grandson-in-law, James Thomson

Friend, Daniel Nickols

Overseers, Benjamin Swett, Samuel Gregg.


  1. see Rootsweb post
  2. see Note on Curle below

Note on Curle

  • Abstract has "(This name is either Earle or Carl.)" Transcription of will has "Curle". I went with "Curle", based on online information, including this Rootsweb post and Delaware Roots, which has:
    • Samuel CURLE, son of Richard of Mill Creek Hd., NCC, dec'd., and Hannah HADLEY, daughter of Joseph of Mill Creek Hd. 26-8-1748 at Hockessin Meeting.
    • See also RootsWeb entry for Samuel Curle.
  • The abstract of Simon's will is from A calendar of Delaware wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800, By National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Delaware. Historical Research Committee (available online at Google books).
  • The transcript of Simon's will available online was posted by Billie E. Walsh.

below is the previously posted version (in the format of the abstract from A calendar of Delaware wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800).

Simon Hadley. Yeoman. Mill Crk. Hd. Nov. 3, 1755. Feb. 17, 1756. Misc.I.218. Wife, Phebe Hadley; grandson, Simon Hadley, son of my son, Joshua Hadley; grandson, Jeremiah, son of said Joshua; grandson, Simon Johnson, son of Robert Johnson; grandson, John Hadley, son of my son, Joseph Hadley; grandson, Simon Gregg, son of Richard Gregg, deceased, and my dau., Ann, his wife; dau., Deborah Howel, wife to Jacob Howel; daughter, Hannah Stanfield, widow to John Stanfield; dau., Ruth Linly, wife to Thomas Linly; dau., Katheren Johnson, wife to Robert Johnson; my grandchildren, children of my son, Joseph, namely: Elizabeth Thomson, wife to James Thomson; Deborah Curle, wife to John Curle, and Hannah Curle, wife to Samuel Curle.* My grandchildren, children of my son Joshua, namely: Ruth Marshill, wife to John Marshill; Thomas Hadley; Sarah Fred, wife to Joseph Fred; Mary Hadley, Jeremiah Hadley, Joshua Hadley, Jr., Joseph Hadley, Jr., Deborah Hadley, Hannah Hadley and Catheren Hadley. My grandchildren, children of my dau., Hannah, widow of John Stanfield, namely: Simon Dixson; Rebecca, wife of William Marshill; Ruth Dixson, John Stanfield, Jr., Thomas Stanfield, and Samuel Stanfield. My grandchildren, children of my dau., Ruth, wife to Thomas Linly, namely: Catheren, James, Simon, Ruth, Jr., Thomas, Jr., Linly, and John Linly. My grandchildren, children of my dau., Anne, widow of Richard Gregg, namely: Sarah Smith, alias Gregg, Jacob, William, Miriam, Deborah, and Phoebe. Nephew, Thomas Keran; [ Simon's ] said wife’s children, John Buffington, Richard Buffington, Phoebe Wall, Peter Buffington, Isaac Buffington, Joseph Buffington. Exc. grandson-in-law, James Thomson; friend, Daniel Nickols. Overseers, Benjamin Swett, Samuel Gregg.





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Collaboration

On 27 Feb 2018 at 18:33 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Granddaughter Sarah Smith may be Gregg-271.