Petitions and Judgments Cecil County Court, 1717-1732, Abstracts with Selected Transcriptions


The court records of Cecil County, Maryland, provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives and concerns of our ancestors in colonial Cecil County. This volume contains abstracts from the petitions presented to the court during the years 1717-1732, a period when the county's basic infrastructure and organization were just being established.

Every action coming before the court has been abstracted and the name of every individual mentioned in each original court record is included. In addition to the abstracts many of the texts have been transcribed in full and included in the Appendix.

John F. Polk of Havre de Grace pursues family, Scotch-Irish and Maryland colonial history as a personal hobby. He currently serves as the Clan Historian for Clan Pollock International and publishes short articles on family history in the Clan Pollock newsletter. He is retired from a forty-five year career as a scientist and senior advisor for international research collaboration at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

John F. Polk, Ph.D.

2021, 6x9, paper, index, 184 pp.

ISBN: 9781556131639