Charles trusted his "well-beloved" first wife, as his financial and legal representative, to enter into valid contracts, on his behalf, without male supervision, although the law permitted him to repudiate Mary's actions, if a contract entered into was not of his will. By contrast Charles' second wife, also Mary, the widow of mariner John Paynter, … Continue reading Charles Dingee
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Daniel Dingee, and many of his contemporaries of Sussex county, Kent and New Castle counties, Delaware came from a conservative background and not unlike their antecedents appreciated the principles of English law and liberties.  Dan Dingee, as he preferred to acknowledge himself when signing legal documents, fits the Loyalist profile: land owner, conservative farmer, … Continue reading The paradox of Daniel Dingee’s political ideology
Charles Dingee, master of the ship King George with a Letter of Marque, traversed the Atlantic during Britain's Seven Years' War with France, 1756-1763. He perished during a confrontation with the Duke de Noailles, privateer of Dunkirk, on 26 December 1762. The King George suddenly "blew up": "Morlaix, Jan 5. The Duke de Noailles privateer … Continue reading Charles Dingee – The ships are sailing
The headline in an article published in the Asbury Park Press, Thursday 19 March 2020, "Capt. Dingee was first to chart Delaware Bay in 1756" is contradicted by the caption underneath a faint and blurry image of the chart of Delaware Bay and River "… Miers Fisher, first person to chart Delaware Bay in 1756 … Continue reading Daniel Dingee – “the fiction, of factual representation”