Charlestown

Table 2 - Forge Tracts


Note that the initial set of deeds are only for land in Upper Merion (Montgomery County) but by the first Chester County deed, Q-250, the some of the tracts are in Chester County while others are in Montgomery.

Branch A - Charlestown township (Part of Manor of Bilton)

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Parry

John Jones

11/15/1739

526a

 

G-226; see below for 280 of the 526 acres; see Table 2 for another 201 acres.

G-226

G-226 Deed. On 15 Nov 1739 John Parry of Haversford, Esq. & Hannah his wife, to John Jones of Charlestown, yeoman. Whereas William Penn by deed dated 23 Oct 1681, granted to William Lowther & Margaret Lowther a tract of 5000 acres, recorded in Philadelphia, Book G, vol 2, Page 109. Whereas William Lowther died, John Nichols & Margaret his wife, the only daughter of Margret who survived the said William Lowther, by deed dated 24 Sep 1731 granted 5000 acres to Joseph Stanwix. Joseph Stanwix by deed dated 14 Jan 1731 granted 5000 acres to John Simpson, recorded Book F, vol 5, Page 557. Whereas William Penn by deed dated 23 Oct 1681 granted to John Lowther & Ann Sharlot Lowther 5000 acres in the province. Whereas Ann Sharlot died intestate & without issue, John Lowther by deed dated 13 Aug 1731 granted to Joseph Turner the 5000 acres. By virtue of a warrant 4,920 acres was laid out John Simpson called Bilton Manor & by virtue of another warrant 4,920 acres was laid out to Joseph Turner. Whereas 1/2 of the said Bilton Manor was resurveyed & was bounded by the Schuylkill River, Valley Creek, the manor called Mount Joy, land formerly of Charles Pickering & Company & land of William Moore containing 2850 acres. Whereas John Simpson by deed dated 9 Mar 1737 granted to William Allen a half part of Bilton Manor containing 2850 acres & whereas Joseph Turner deed dated 23 Feb 1736 granted to William Allen all the last mentioned 5000 acres. William Allen & Margaret his wife by deed dated 25 July 1739 granted to John Parry a tract of 2850 acres, recorded in Chester, Book F, vol 6, Page 4. Now John Parry & Hannah his wife for £95 granted to John Jones a tract in Charlestown bounded by Valley Creek, land of Thomas James & Company, Widow Mathias & Schuylkill River, containing 526 acres being part of the Manor of Bilton. Signed John Parry & Hannah Parry. Delivered in the presence of John Parry, Jr. & Richard Jones. Recorded 15 Jan 1747/8.

John Jones & Jane his wife

Stephen Evans, Daniel Waler (sic), & Joseph Williams

12/16/1742

100a (part of 526a)

£35

F-326; also Phila. G5-130 -137; A tract in Charlestown bounded by Valley Creek & Philadelphia Road. See Table 1 for previous deed history

F-326

John Jones & Jane his wife

Stephen Evans, Daniel Waler (sic), & Joseph Williams

12/18/1742

101a (part of 526a)

£41

F-332; A tract in Charlestown bounded by land of David Mathias, Nathaniel Davis, John Thomas, & Jenkin Thomas, Griffith John, & other land of John Jones. See Table 1 for previous deed history

F-332

John Jones

Arnst Rafe Snider

12/30/1747

280a

 

G-230; see James White tract

Branch B - Upper Merion township

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

Branch B

 

 

 

 

 

Proprietors of Pennsylvania (James & William Logan)

Stephen Evans & Daniel Walker

2/3/1741

175a

 

Philadelphia deed G3-97

Stephen Evans & Daniel Walker

Isaac Walker

12/13/1742

175a

 

Philadelphia deed G5-130

Isaac Walker

Stephen Evans, Daniel Walker & Joseph Williams

12/18/1742

175a

 

Philadelphia deed G5-133; Joseph Williams added to the deed

Charlestown and Upper Merion townships

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

Pennsylvania Gazette

 

9/26/1751

2/3 of 375 acres

 

200 acres from Thread A (part of Manor of Bilton) and 175 acres from Thread B (Upper Merion)

Joseph Williams

John Wilkinson

2/1/1753

1/3 of 100a & 101a

£200

H-518; mortgage

Daniel Walker

Abraham Williams

2/10/1755

1/3 of 175a?

 

?

Abraham Williams & Daniel Walker

Henry Pawling

7/12/1755

100a, 101a, & 175a (one third part)

£100

K-91; mortgage

Sheriff (Joseph Williams having not paid mortgage)

John Potts

2/15/1757

100a & 101a (one third part)

£57

K-367

Sheriff (Estate of Joseph Williams)

John Potts

3/11/1757

1/3 of 175a

 

Philadelphia Sheriff’s deed A1-205

Abijah & Mary Stephens (executors of Stephen Evans)

John Potts

3/12/1757

1/3 of 175a

 

Philadelphia deed I6-228?

Sheriff (estate of Abraham Williams)

John Potts

2/20/1758

1/3 of 175a

 

Philadelphia Sheriff’s deed A1-243

Sheriff (Benjamin Davis; Abraham Williams having not paid mortgage)

John Potts

5/12/1759

1/3 of 100a, & 101a

 

L-277

L-277 Sheriff’s deed. On 12 May 1759 Benjamin Davis, Sheriff of Chester County to John Potts of the City of Philadelphia, Esquire. Henry Pawling in the Court of Common Pleas recovered against Abraham Williams of Upper Merion in the County of Philadelphia, shopkeeper, a debt of £350 & 72 shillings damages to be levied on the lands of Abraham Davis in the County of Chester. Benjamin Davis, sheriff, for £42 granted to John Potts one full equal & undivided third part of land late of John Jones, the Philadelphia Road containing 100 acres & the other tract bounded by land of David Mathias, Nathaniel Davis, John Thomas, Jenkin Thomas, Griffith John & land late of John Jones containing 101 acres. Signed Benjamin Davis, sheriff. Delivered in the presence of E. Price & John Kerlin. Recorded 3 July 1759.

John Potts, sr.

John Potts, jr.

3/24/1768

350a

 

Philadelphia deed I6-228?

John Potts, jr.

Joseph Potts

5/20/1768

Part of 350a

 

Philadelphia deed I6-231

Joseph Potts

Amos Strettell

9/7/1769

175a, 100a, 101a & 51a 148p

 

Q-250, mortgage, forge, sawmill, & grist mill (both Chester and Montgomery counties)

Joseph Potts

David Potts

9/13/1773

½ of 326a

 

Montgomery deed 65-55

Joseph Potts

Isaac Potts

9/30/1773

 

 

Montgomery deed 3-416 (not in Chester County)

Isaac & Martha Potts

Jacob Paul, miller

12/16/1793

½ of 105a

 

Montgomery deed 9-243; quoted in O4-482

Thomas Harrison & Isaac Lloyd, executors of the will of Norris Jones

Jacob Paul, miller

4/1/1795

½ of 105a

 

Messuage, grist mill and land in Upper Merion. Montgomery deed 9-2115; quoted in O4-482

Jacob Paul

Joseph Paul, son

3/8/1806 (will)

 

 

died; Mill & Plantation of 115a to my son

Joseph Paul of Germantown and Elizabeth, his wife

Joseph Thomas of Northern Liberites, Doctor of Physick

1/30/1826

105a + 9a

$10,000

O4-482

O4-482

Joseph Thomas of Northern Liberites and Mary, his wife

James Jones

8/19//1826

114a 115p

$10,000

O4-485

Branch A.3 - Valley Creek Meadow

David & Mary Potts

Jacob Paul

10/1/1796

9a 113p

 

Q2-226

Q2-226

N. Jones

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch A.4

David Potts

Peter Rapp

12/7/1797

43a 122p

 

P2-597

P2-597

Peter Rapp, Cordwainer and Mary, his wife

Joseph Williams of White Marsh

4/3/1816

53a 122p

$2,650

N3-250

N3-250

Joseph Williams

Matthew Ross

2/19/1824

53a 122p

$1,340

X3-344

Matthew Ross

Adam Renard

8/1/1833

7a 56p

 

 

Adam & Elizabeth Renard

Philo Shelton

3/20/1850

7a 56p

$1,250

L5-543

L5-543

Matthew Ross

 

1873

 

 

died

Mrs. Ross

 

1883

65a 3r 2p

 

Breou’s Atlas

 

David Potts

Charles, Sarah, James & Benezet Potts, Harriett Brooke

1798

 

 

died; estate split between 5 children

Vanderslice tract

Mary Potts, widow; Charles Potts and Margaret, his wife; Joseph Potts and Sarah, his wife; James Potts; Harriet Potts; and Benezet Potts

Jacob Vanderslice

8/30/1798

37a 135p

£321 13s 5d

Y3-452

Y3-452

Jacob Vanderslice

Isaac McQuilla

3/21/1803

3a 30p

£47 16s 3d

W2-355

W2-355

Isaac McQuilla and Ann, his wife

William Warner

3/23/1805

3a 30p

£141

O3-487

William & Dorothy Warner

David Shearer

4/9/1817

3a 30p

 

O3-488

Evan Vanderslice

 

1883

59a 1r 30p

 

Breou’s Atlas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estate of David Potts

 

1799

400a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 25' x 22'; Slittin (sic) Mill

Charles Potts

Margaret (wife) & Hartley (son) Potts

c. 1800

 

 

will dated 10/21/1800

James Potts

Joseph Potts

10/21/1800

1/5th

 

Montgomery deed 14-322

 

 

4/20/1796

 

 

Montgomery deed 65-88

Benezet Potts

Joseph Potts

5/15/1803

1/5th

 

Montgomery deed 16-176

Mary, Joseph, Sarah, Ress, and Harriett Brooke

Samuel Hockley

12/26/1805

Messuages, forge, and slitting mill

 

A2-410

Samuel Hockley

Joseph Potts

12/27/1805

811¾a & 131a 82p

 

A3-416

Branch A continued

Joseph & Sarah Potts

Samuel P. Broome

7/12/1806

~400a

$12,500

B3-49

B3-49

John Smith, Marshall by writ of the President of the United States

Jacob Vogdes

4/29/1808

400a

 

US Circuit Court, District of Pennsylvania deed G-412; quoted in F3-494

Jacob Vogdes of Philadelphia (house carpenter)

Jacob Taylor of Charlestown

6/8/1808

16a 38p

$983

C3-386; see Branch A.2 for continuation

C3-368

Jacob & Mary Vogdes

Matthias Fitzgerald

4/5/1811

3a

$247 18.5c

H3-144; see Branch A.1 for continuation

Jacob (house carpenter) & Mary Vogdes of Philadelphia

Joseph Barnes

4/2/1812

400a excepting 16a 38p and 3a

60 milled Spanish dollars per acre

F3-494; woodland

F3-494

Joseph & Ann Barnes of Philadelphia

 

1812 - 1816

 

 

for disposition see Joseph Barnes tract

Branch A.1

Jonathan Alloway (not Molowny as in I3-40)

Matthias Fitzgerald

4/1/1808

10a 16p

£337 10s

H3-142

Jacob & Mary Vodges

Matthias Fitzgerald

4/5/1811

3a

$247 18.5c

H3-144; from Branch A

Matthias (Cordwainer) & Sarah Fitzgerald of Charlestown

Joseph Kugler, millwright of Charlestown

3/20/1813

10a 16p + 3a 85p

$1,000

I3-40

I3-40

Adam & Elizabeth Renner

Joseph Kugler

11/29/1813

7a 105p

$183 75c

I3-335; see Thomas Howell tract for other Renner property and eventual sale to Philo Shelton

John & Rebecca McFarland

Joseph Kugler

4/20/1814

5a 75p

$575

M3-502

John Kugler and John Workizer, administrators of the estate of Joseph Kugler

Benjamin Cox of Upper Providence

4/1/1819

5a 70p

$288 19c

R3-515

Branch A.1.a

John Kugler & John Workizer, Administrators of the estate of Joseph Kugler

Thomas Rossiter of Tredyffrin

4/24/1819

21a 46p + 3 messuages

$1,300

U3-174

Thomas Rossiter

John Rossiter

4/9/1846

21a 65p

$1,500

D5-84

John M. Rossiter

David Kugler

4/1/1848

21a 65p

 

G5-214

David & Ann Kugler

Philo Shelton

4/5/1850

21a 65p

$2,500

L5-542

L5-542

Branch A.1 continued

Benjamin Cox

Abraham, Benjamin, & Sarah Cox

2/15/1847 (will)

 

 

died

Abraham & Mary Cox and William & Mary (nee Cox) Taylor

Benjamin Cox

2/1/1850

5a 70p

$200

L5-46

Branch A.2

Thomas Williamson, administrator of the estate of Jacob Taylor

Nicholas Bean

10/2/1841

16a 63p

$1,319 70c

U4-370

Branch B

Joseph & Sarah Potts

Ralph Peacock

7/12/1806

321a forge & slitting mill

 

C3-153; Montgomery & Chester Counties

C3-153

Ralph & Mary Peacock

George Suckley

10/17/1807

336a

 

C3-138

George & Catharine Suckley

Rebecca Robbins

2/25/1808

366a

$22,000

C3-133 (Montgomery 23-11)

Rebecca Robbins

Jacob Vogdees

3/10/1814

321a & 15a

$22,000

M4-247 (Montgomery N30-150)

M4-247a

Jacob & Mary Vogdees

John Rogers & Joshua Malin

3/10/1814

113a 104p

 

Montgomery deed 30-587

Mont30-587

Branch B.1

John Smith, M. Richard Peters, Alexander Hampton, assignees of Jacob Vodges, all of Philadelphia

John Workizer, innkeeper

5/30/1820

15a

$2,000

R3-426; part of M4-247. See Branch E for continuation

R3-426

Branch C

Isaac Potts of Upper Merion, Iron Master, and Martha, his wife

Henry Zook of Tredyffrin

5/10/1792

94a

£150

H2-90; see Zook tract for disposition

H2-90

Branch D

Isaac Potts of Cheltenham, Gentleman and Thomas Harrison of Phildelphia, Tailor, executors of the will of Norris Jones

James Rowland

3/28/1800

30a

 

S2-459

James Rowland of Phildelphia, merchant, and Rachel, his wife

David Morris of Charlestown

4/11/1800

30a

£300

S2-462

S2-462

Michael Lynch of Charlestown and Thomas Walker of Tredyffrin, executors of estate of David Morris

James Wallace of Charlestown

4/29/1807

11a 63p

£300

G3-63

Benjamin Boyers and Gainor, his wife

James Wallace

4/8/1803

5.25a, part of 168a purchased from John Mitchell

£115 10s

E3-413; see Cadwalader Hugh tract for additonal history

E3-413

James Wallace

Alexander McCurdy

4/1/1834

? + 3a 47p

$700

K4-66

Alexander McCurdy, Millwright, of Schuylkill township

Penn Mining & Smelting Company

10/16/1850

3a 47p

$210

M3-339