Delaware Tax records of Brandywine Hundred from 1700-1850still exist. Erasmus Asmund Stedham(29) was born about 1690. He died in 1732. Ref: DM1-3.13.98, DS1-3.13.98
Erasmus Asmund STEDHAM was the son of Lucas Stedham (b. ca 1656, Christina, DE & d. 1726).
Erasmus Stedham's will was dated August 21, 1732. His son Erasmus is not mentioned in it, but he left at least 600 acres of land to his wife and two daughters, Maria, and Catherine who m. James ADAIR. He was married to Maria LITTLEJOHN on 3 DEC 1726 in Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE (Old Swede's Church (Holy Trinity)) and she remarried Mr. Gorby after death of Erasmus STEDHAM.How was Maria LITTLEJOHN related to the James ADAIR who mc1742 Clark HOBSON ?
From Clymont Historial Society http://www.geocities.com/darley_99/page13a.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/darley_99/page13a.html North Brandywine Hundred, Newcastle County, Delaware 27. Claymont Farmhouse (19 Manor Ave.) This residence, the main structure reportedly constructed around 1760, is said to be the first farmhouse in the Claymont area and was owned by one Joseph GORBY. The original barn to the property was located where Archmere Academy’s gymnasium now stands. The lane to the property, from Philadelphia Pike, became Manor Ave. Casey Lane, in front of the property, was named for George Miller Casey a descendent of the original owner.
The Combs / McComb and McCutcheon families of Brandywine Hundred may have been connected to the Adair family in Scotland / Ireland.