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Collection Number: 00701

Collection Title: Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831

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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract The collection includes business and legal papers of Samuel Strudwick (d. 1794), who lived near Wilmington, N.C.; his son William F. Strudwick (d. 1812), a Federalist member of Congress, 1796-1797; their wives, who were both named Martha; and other members of the Strudwick family of England and the Cape Fear River Valley of North Carolina. Much of the collection consists of deeds, indentures, and other papers relating to land and estate transactions, as well as slave inventories and a few family letters. Also included are letters to Samuel Strudwick from relatives and friends in England, from agents in London about property he owned there, and from merchants in Wilmington about the sale of tobacco and the purchase of articles, chiefly 1771-1792. There are also materials relating to the bankruptcy settlement, circa 1761, with George Burrington, son of North Carolina Royal Governor George Burrington, by which the Strudwicks secured most of their considerable land holdings in North Carolina, including property in what are now New Hanover, Orange, and Alamance counties.
Creator Strudwick family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Strudwick Family Papers #701, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Shepperd Strudwick, before 1940.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Business and legal papers of Samuel Strudwick (d. 1794), who lived near Wilmington, N.C.; his son William F. Strudwick (d. 1812), a Federalist member of Congress, 1796-1797; their wives, who were both named Martha; and other members of the Strudwick family of England and the Cape Fear River Valley of N.C. Much of the collection consists of deeds, indentures, and other papers relating to land and estate transactions, as well as slave inventories and a few family letters. Also included are letters to Samuel Strudwick from relatives and friends in England, from agents in London about property he owned there, and from merchants in Wilmington about the sale of tobacco and the purchase of articles, chiefly 1771-1792. There are also materials relating to the bankruptcy settlement, circa 1761, with George Burrington, son of North Carolina's Royal Governor George Burrington, by which the Strudwicks secured most of their considerable land holdings in North Carolina, including property in what are now New Hanover, Orange, and Alamance counties.

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Folder 1

1728-1770 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." Folder 1

Oversize Paper OP-701/1

Patent of Edward Moseley for land on the Saxapahaw River, 6 November 1728 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." OP-701/1

Oversize Paper OP-701/2

Mortgage between Burrington and Samuel Strudwick, regarding the estate of Edmund Strudwick, 11 April 1754 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." OP-701/2

Oversize Paper OP-701/3

Document discussing Burrington's imprisonment for debt and bankruptcy, and the management of other debts and assets, 28 September 1761 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." OP-701/3

Oversize Paper OP-701/4

Agreement between Lieutenant General John Guise, Burrington, and Samuel Strudwick, 23 March 1763 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." OP-701/4

Oversize Paper OP-701/5

Receipt for goods shipped by Burrington (?), 5 April 1731 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." OP-701/5

Much of the document is missing.

Folder 2

1771-1786 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." Folder 2

Folder 3

1787-1789 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." Folder 3

Folder 4

1790-1792 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." Folder 4

Folder 5

1793-1799 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." Folder 5

Folder 6

1800-1811 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." Folder 6

Oversize Paper OP-701/6-7

OP-701/6

OP-701/7

Two deeds for land on Catfish Creek, possibly in Orange County, N.C., 1807 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." OP-701/6-7

Much of the documents are missing.

Folder 7

1812-1819 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." Folder 7

Folder 8

1820-1831 #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." Folder 8

Folder 9

Undated #00701, Series: "Strudwick Family Papers, 1728-1831." Folder 9

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Processing Information

Processed by: Scott Philyaw, January 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, December 2009 and October 2010

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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