Linda, In the early-mid 1700's was when Sir Penn and Lord Calvert were having their little disagreement. Penn, while "owning" what is now the state of Delaware, was not all that interested in the most southern of what was "The Three Lower Counties". It was only after realizing that Calvert was collecting funds from "his" people, did he make a more concerted effort to populate Sussex County. By that time, most settlers south of Dover, Kent Co., were already paying taxes to Maryland.It was only after the famed Msrs. Mason & Dixon did their little measuring thing, that the land titles were worked out and VOILA.........DELAWARE!! (While this was written somewhat "toungue in cheek" style,I think you get the idea.)By the way, nice last name!:-)
PS. That is why anyone doing research in Delaware, should also check the archives in not only PA., but also MD.