Charlestown

David Matthias tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Parry

Widow Matthias

 

263a

 

Quoted in Futhey & Cope, History of Chester County; no Chester County deed found

John & Hannah Parry

David Matthias

11/20/1739

263a

 

Quoted in X-378; no Chester County deed found

David & Susanna Mathias

Mathias Tyson

6/8/1772

211a (part of 263a)

 

Quoted in T2-517

David & Susanna Matthias

Mathias Tyson

 

263a

 

Quoted in X-378; no Chester County deed found

Mathias Tyson of Charlestown and Catharine his wife

Rachel David of Philadelphia widow of Morgan? David of Philadelphia, mariner

2/3/1773

211a

£300

S-159; mortgage. Deed states: Matthias Tyson together with Alexander Colley of the county of Philadelphia jointly owe £300

David Matthias

Branch A

Evan Watkin

 

1758 only

 

 

Tax return

David & Susanna Matthias

Evan Watkins

3/30/1759

27a

 

Quoted in G2-385; no Chester County deed found

Evan & Sarah Watkin

David Potts

10/8/1759

27a

 

Quoted in G2-385; no Chester County deed found

David Potts

 

1760 to 1763 only

 

 

Tax return

David & Lizie? Potts

Amos Richards

3/14/1763

 

 

Quoted in G2-385; no Chester County deed found

Amos Richards

John Youngblood

11/24/1764

 

 

 

John Youngblood

 

1765 - 1775

27a

 

Tax returns

John Youngblood

 

11/24/1774 (will)

 

 

died

Executors, Elizabeth Magdelene Youngblood & John Wolf Whisler

Frederick Gearhart

1/27/1777

 

 

Quoted in G2-385; No Chester County deed found

Frederick Gearhart

 

1778 - 1789

~64a

 

Tax returns

Frederick (Blacksmith) & Ann Gearhart of Hyga, New York

Bennett Rapp, Blacksmith, of Charlestown

10/5/1792

27a + 3a

£150

G2-385. 3a from Branch B.

G2-385

Anna Gearhart

Bernard Wrapp

9/13/1796

30a

5s

O2-486; release of dower

Barnet Rapp

 

1799

29a

 

Tax returns; Log Dwelling house 15' x 20'; Frame Kitchen 15' x 10'; Stone Springhouse 10' x 8'; Log Barn 20' x 30'; Stone Smithshop 16' x 18'

Barnet Rapp

 

1824

 

 

Died; to wife the estate in her lifetime. Son Barnet smith tools & shop. Son Joseph wheelwright shop. After wife's death estate to be split between 9 children.

John & Barnet Rapp, executors of the estate of Barnet Rapp

Henry Kurtz

4/23/1849

30a 100p

$1,715

I5-498

Henry Kurtz of Schuylkill

Philo Shelton of Boston, MA

3/15/1850

30a 100p

 

L5-548

L5-548

Philo Shelton

Penn Mining & Smelting Company

5/1/1850

30a 100p + 7a 56p + 99a 130p - 15a

$16,217

L5-551; see above 84a 130p tract sold 1855

Penn Mining & Smelting Company

 

1883

Acreage not noted

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch B

William & Hannah Potts

Frederick Gearhart

10/31/1765

3a

 

Quoted in G2-385; no Chester County deed found; see above for continuation

Frederick Gearhart

 

1768 - 1775

3a

 

Tax returns

Branch C

Mathias & Catherine Tyson of Charlestown

John Youngblood

 

part of 263a

 

Quoted in X-378; no Chester County deed found. Incorrect.

Mathias Tyson

 

1772

65a?

 

Tax return

Mathias & Catherine Tyson of Charlestown

James Martin of Charlestown

6/8/1772

211 of 263a + 8a 45p

£50

X-378; this gives James ownership of the 2 adjacent plots, the George Martin and David Matthias tracts.

X-378

Mathias Tyson

 

1773

450a; includes 60a and mill rented

 

Tax return; Tyson not in 1774 and later tax returns; see Thomas James & Company for details of other property

James Martin

 

5/13/1777 (probate)

 

 

Died; To daughter Sarah 140a subject to wife Margaret’s life interest. Sister Rachel Martin lot of 7a (see Georgre Martin tract).

Margaret Martin

 

1778

133a

 

Tax return; plundered

Sheriff (Joseph Tatem, deceased)

Andrew Porter of Montgomery County and John Christie of Chester County

5/18/1796

 

£600

 

John Christie & Co

 

1799

211a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 15' x 20'; Log Stable

John & David Christie

Caleb North, Charles Jolly, and Roger Porter

1/25/1799

Moiety of 211a

 

Q2-430

1. John Christie

2. Andrew Porter; 3. Caleb North, Charles Jolly, and Roger Porter

5/13/1800

89a 92p

 

T2-270; Partition

T2-270

Andrew Porter

2. Caleb North, Charles Jolly, & Robert Porter

3.John Christie

5/30/1800

121a 68p (Andrew Porter); 99a 19p (Caleb North, Charles Jolly, & Robert Porter)

 

T2-268; deed of partition

John Christie

 

2/18/1804

 

 

died; directs executors to sell property in Charlestown

Caleb North, Charles Jolly, and Roger Porter of Philadelphia, Gentlemen

John Davis & John Allison, executors of the estate of John Christie

4/2/1804

89a 92p

$1

Y2-95

Branch C.1

John Davis & John Allison, executors of the estate of John Christie

Michael Lynch of Charlestown

4/21/1804

10a + 26a 72p

£279 15s

M3-409

M3-409

Michael & Rebecca Lynch of Coventry

Thomas Rossiter

5/1/1807

10a

 

quoted in P3-275

Thomas & Elizabeth Rossiter

Henry Jenkins

12/30/1818

10a + 5a 120p

$1,800

P3-275

Michael & Rebecca Lynch of Coventry

Henry Shutt of Charlestown

6/11/1813

16a 72p

£164 10s

N3-357

Branch C.2

John Davis & John Allison, executors of the estate of John Christie

John Guinn of Charlestown

4/21/1804

16a 50p

£81 11s 2d

Y2-171

Y2-171

Branch C.3

John Davis & John Allison, executors of the estate of John Christie

Samuel Lane of Charlestown, Innkeeper

4/21/1804

9a 148p + 26a 72p

£302 5s

X2-554

X2-554

Branch D

Andrew & Elizabeth Porter of Montgomery County

John Gwin of West Whiteland

4/6/1801

121a 68p

£800

T2-273

John Gwinn

 

1835

 

 

died

Catherine Gwinn, executor of John Gwinn

Rachel Gwinn

6/23/1836

80a, part of 121a

$4,480

N4-369

Hortatio Gwinn

Catharine, Hannah, Rachel, & Mary Gwinn

8/5/1836

80.75a?

 

N4-371

Mary Gwinn

Catharine, Hannah, Rachel, and John Gwinn

 

 

 

died, intestate

John & Catharine Gwinn

Catharine, Hannah, Rachel Gwinn

5/2/1842

 

 

W4-275

Rachel Gwinn

Catherine & Hannah Gwinn

1843

 

 

died; will

Joshua & James Jones, executors of the will of Rachel Gwinn

Catharine & Hannah Gwinn

2/18/1845

80a

$1,000

H5-427

Catharine & Hannah Gwinn

Philo Shelton

4/5/1850

80.75a

$7,260

L5-549

L5-549