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Alexander LEITH

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  • Name Alexander LEITH 
    Born Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Bef 1746  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Merchant Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 17 Jul 1750  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 17 Jul 1750  Edinburgh Commisary Court, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Dobson, David, The Scottish Surnames of Colonial America, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003, p. 75:

      LEITH. Territorial, derived from the burgh of Leith. Used as a surname since the fourteenth century. Alexander Leith, a merchant, died in Philadelphia before 1750. . . .

      (2) Genealogical Records: Pennsylvania Colonial Records, 1600s-1800s [database online, Genealogy.com], Abstracts from Ben Franklin's "PA Gazette," Abstracts, 1747, pp. 618, 654, © The Generations Network, September 12, 2009:

      1747 . . .

      LEITH, Alexander, at Mr. Glentworth's house in Market St., Phila. - sells cloth imported from Scotland (23 Apr.) . . .

      LEITH, Alexander, at the house of Mr. Boudinot, in Secod St., next door to Mr. Forbes's - has for sale a large assortment of goods (17 Sept.)

      (3) De Valinger, Leon, Calendar of Kent County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800, Dover, DE: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944, p. 121:

      McWhorty, Andrew. Chapman. Will. Made April 3, 1748. New Castle County. Heir: bro. John McWhorty. Exec'r, bro. John. Wits., John Food, Alexander Leith. Prob. April 11, 1748. Arch. vol. A33, page 40. Reg. of Wills, Liber I, folio 204.

      [The compiler is not certain that the Alexander LEITH who witnessed this will is the same person as the Alexander LEITH who was a merchant in Philadelphia, PA.]

      (4) Whyte, Donald, A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A. [reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1998, p. 200:

      LEITH, Alexander, died ca. 1749. To Philadelphia, Pa., before 1746. Merchant. (E.R.T.)

      (5) On 17 July 1750, a testatment dative and inventory of Alexander LEITH, deceased, was filed in the Edinburgh Commisary Court, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. [A testament dative was a document drawn up by the Commissary Court after a decedent's death to appoint and confirm executor(s) to administer the decedent's estate. It included an inventory of the decedent's possessions (or a list of debts if the executor was a creditor of the decedent and the testament had been confirmed for the sole purpose of authorizing their discharge). It did not include a copy of any will, and therefore did not indicate how the decedent wished to dispose of his or her possessions.]
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    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017