The War of Austrian Succession also called King George’s War (1742 - 1748)
The only known involvement of a Tredyffrin resident in this war was on the 7th January 1747/8 when the Rev. William Currie gave a sermon on a day of prayer. The sermon was later published as a pamphlet entitled ‘The Lawfulness of Defensive War’.
The French & Indian War (1753 - 1764)
Little is known about the participation of the Tredyffrin residents in the French & Indian War. Two residents were involved in Transporting Supplies.
The Revolutionary War (1776- 1783)
Between the 18th and 20th September 1777 the British Army under General Howe encamped in Tredyffrin on its way to Philadelphia. The army looted a number of the farms in the area. In 1782 a list of reparation claims was created and is given below. A number of Quakers and Mennonites refused to make claims. The Chester County Archives provide an Introduction to the Claims records.
The values are quoted in Pennsylvania pounds which were severely depreciated by the end of the war, hence the apparently high valuations.
The reparation claims are signed by Captain Benjamin Bartholomew of East Whiteland, Justice of the Peace; Daniel & David Wilson, assessors. The original spelling of the reparation statements has been kept but capitalization has been standardized in order to improve readability.