Name: Eleanor (Torbett)
Given Name: Eleanor
Birth: Abt 1676 in Scotland
Death: 30 Jul 1739 in Cool Springs, Sussex, Delaware
Change Date: 26 Aug 2015 at 10:57
Eleanor Coulter and her sons came to Lewes, Delaware between 1714 and 1721 after the
death or disappearance of her merchant husband, James. He may have died at sea. She may
have came to the Lewes area because her family was there-among the interments noted in the
cemetery at Cool Spring was Robert Torbert, died 1752, aged fifty-seven years.
All land transactions in Delaware were between Eleanor Coulter and her son William,
making us believe that he was the oldest son who came to Delaware.
May 1721. Owen Hill by deed of sale bearing date 1721 ackn unto Elenor Cowlter
widow and William Cowlter 210 a. of land in the forest adj William Darter. (A: pg 268, Land
Records of Sussex County Delaware 1681-1725, Mary Marshall Brewer, Willow Bend Books,
Westminster, Maryland, 1999, p 177)
Deed of Assignment. 30Jull739. From Eliner Coulter to William Coulter. For 30 pounds
her interest in 210 acres of land. To all to whom these presents shall come Elener Coulter of
ye County of Sussex sends greeting whereas ye sd Eliner Coulter by vertue of the within
indenture bearing date ye third day of May 1721 is possessed of & interested in one moyati or
half of ye land with mentioned containing two hundred and ten acres bying and being in ye
County afsd as by he within Indenture/recourse being thereto had may more at large appear.
Now know ye that ye within named Eliner Coulter for and in consideration of ye sum of thirty
pounds current money of this government to her in hand paid by ye within named William
Coulter ye receipt whereof she ye sd Eliner Coulter doth hereby confess and acknowledge she
the sd Eliner Coulter hath surrendered and yealded up and by these presents doth surrender and
yeld up unto ye within William Coulter his heirs and assigns for ever ye within mentioned
piece of parcel of land and all ye estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever of her
ye sd Elinor Coulter or her heirs &c had or might have of in and to ye same together with this
indenture and all other improvements thereon in witnes whereof ye above sd Eliner Coulter
kad heninto set her hand and seal this 30th day of July 1739. Elener Coulter makes her mark.
Act Aug Court 1739. (Land Records of Sussex County Delaware 1732 1743, Vol G-7 p 315)
Eleanor was said of Templepatrick, Down, Ireland but nothing has been found prove this
"I never heard of the name Torbett until yesterday and yesterday I joined
this list to see if any of you could help me.
Yesterday I received a packet from a researcher in Dumfries, Scotland, which
included a copy of the 2 July 1694 Minutes of the Dumfries Town Council
meeting. The Minutes disclose that "..James Coulter son-in-law to umquhile
(i.e., deceased) John Torbett late Baillie;...were all admitted burgesses
and freemen of this burgh...".
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James Coulter b: Abt 1662 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
in Roucan, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
- Change Date:
24 Nov 2011
- Agnes Coulter b: 1692 in Dumphries, Scotland.
- John Coulter b: 1693 in Dumphries, Scotland.
- Isobel Coulter b: Abt 1694 in Dumphries, Scotland.
- Michael Coulter b: 7 Sep 1694 in Dumphries, Scotland.
- Charles Coulter b: Abt 1695 in Dumphries, Scotland.
- Samuel Coulter b: Abt 1695 in Dumphries, Scotland.
- Janet Coulter b: 30 Sep 1697 in Dumphries, Scotland.
- William Coulter b: 12 Dec 1697 in Thorthorwald, Dumfries, Scotland
- Mary Coulter b: 4 Dec 1698 in Dumphries, Scotland.
- James Coulter b: 5 Dec 1695 in Dumphries, Scotland.
- Joseph Coulter b: Abt 1702 in Dumphries, Scotland.