Charlestown

Table 3 - James White Farm


From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Jones

Arnst Rafe Snider

12/30/1747

280a

 

G-230

G-230

Arnst Rafe Snider

William Coleman

12/31/1737

 

 

G-232; mortgage

G-232 Mortgage. On 30 Dec 1747 Arnst Rafe Snider of Charlestown, yeoman, to William Coleman & James Pemberton both of the City of Philadelphia, merchants & executors of the will of Samuel Powell, the younger, late of the City of Philadelphia, merchant, dec. Arnst Rafe Snider for £150 granted to William Coleman & James Pemberton a tract in Charlestown bounded by the Welsh Line, land of Daniel Walker & Company, the Great Road, land of David Mathias, Schuylkill River & Valley Creek - containing 280 acres. Arnst Rafe Snider to pay £150 plus interest to William Coleman & James Pemberton, executors of the will of Samuel Powell, in yearly payments to be paid in full on or before 30 Dec 1751. Signed Arnst Rafe Snider. Delivered in the presence of John Fimsey, Joseph Galloway & Samuel Emleson, Jr. Recorded 18 Jan 1747/8.

Sheriff

Thomas Burch

5/27/1752

280a

 

H-322

H-322 Sheriff’s Deed. On 26 May 1752 William Hay, Esq., High Sheriff of Chester County, to Thomas Burch of the county of Chester. Whereas James Jones, executrix of the will of John Jones in the court of Common Pleas recovered against Arnst Rafe Snyder a debt of £200 & 72 shillings damages to be levied on the goods & lands of Arnst Rafe Snyder. Now William Hay, sheriff, for £136 grants to Thomas Burch a tract in Charlestown bounded by land of Daniel Walker, the Great Road, land of David Matthias, the River Schuykill, Valley Creek & the Welch Tract, containing 280 acres. Signed William Hay, sheriff. Delivered in the presence of Joseph Parker. Recorded 1 June 1752.

Thomas Burch

Daniel Bennizen

5/23/1753

280a

£200

H-547; mortgage

H-547 Mortgage. On 23 May 1753 Thomas Burch of Charles Town, yeoman & Sarah his wife, to Daniel Bennezett of the City of Philadelphia, merchant. Thomas Burch stands bound to Daniel Bennizett for £400 conditioned on payment of £200 plus interest on 23 May 1754. Thomas Burch & Sarah his wife to better secure said payment grant to Daniel Bennezett a tract in Charlestown bounded by the Welch Lone, land of Daniel Walker & Company, land of David Matthias, the River Schuylkill, Valley Creek & the Great Road, containing 280 acres. Signed Thomas Burch & Sarah Burch. Delivered in the presence of Michael Coopin (dutch) & John Bowen. Recorded 18 June 1753.

Pennsylvania Gazette

 

10/11/1753

280a

 

 

A certain messuage, plantation, and tract of land, containing 280 acres , or thereabouts, situated in the township of Charlestown, lying 110 perches on the river Schuylkill, and 53 perches on Valley Creek, joining the lands of Daniel Walker, and Company, being late the property of Thomas Burch.

Sheriff

Robert White

11/29/1753

280a

£224 10s

I-93

I-93 Sheriff’s Deed. On 29 Nov 1753 Isaac Pearson, sheriff of Chester County to Robert White of the County of Philadelphia. Whereas Thomas Lawrence, the younger, in the court of Common Pleas , recovered against Thomas Burch a debt of £372.45 damages to be levied on the lands of Thomas Burch subject to the payment of a mortgage from Thomas Burch to Daniel Benezet of the City of Philadelphia, for the sum of £200 plus interest. Isaac Pearson for £24.10 granted to Robert White all the tenement & tract of land in Charlestown bounded by the Welsh Line, land of Daniel Walker & Company, the Great Road, land of David Mathias & the river Schuykill containing 280 acres. Signed Isaac Pearson, sheriff. Delivered in the presence of John Ross, Thomas Otway, Elisha Price & Henry Hale Graham. Recorded 7 Jan 1754.

Robert White of Gilbert’s Manor, Philadelphia Co

Elizabeth Kerr of Philadelphia, widow

5/9/1761

280a

£200

M-107; mortgage

Robert White

James White

11/26/1771

280a

 

V-555

V-555

James & Rebeckah White

William Bodley

9/10/1778

280a

 

V-556

William Bodley

 

1780

 

 

died; estate #3359. See Griffith Thomas deed history for a second Bodley tract

Isabel & Thomas Bodley, Administrators of the estate of William Bodley of Charlestown

Alexander McCalla, innkeeper

11/6/1782

280a

£1,260

X-12

Alexander McCalla

Thomas Bodley

11/6/1782

280a

 

X-13

Thomas Bodley

Joseph Shambough / Shambo

11/7/1782

139a 82p

 

X-14

Thomas Bodley of Charlestown

Isaac Potts of Upper Merion, miller

6/19/1784

133a 82p

 

C2-1

C2-1

Joseph Shambough

Catherine Shambough

1784

 

 

died; estate #3624

Catherine Shambough

Philip Shambough

3/30/1786

133a 82p

 

D2-16

Philip Shambough

David Potts

4/20/1796

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch A

David & Mary Potts

David Morris

8/20/1796

54a 18p

 

S2-458

S2-458

David Morris

 

1799

111a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 37' x 34'; Stone Kitchen 28' x 17'; Stone Smokehouse 28' x 12'; Stone Dwelling house 18' x 20'; Frame Barrack 14' x 12'; Stone Barn 24' x 30'

Michael Lynch and Thomas Walker, administrators of the estate of David Morris

Ralph Peacock of Philadelphia

4/1/1807

54a 18p & 27a 90p

£1,994

C3-371; see Branch B for a short history of the 27a tract

Sheriff, estate of Ralph Peacock

George Suckley

11/12/1808

85a

 

C3-341

George Suckley of New York, merchant and Catharine Rusten, his wife

John Workizer of Upper Merion

7/20/1810

74a 23p (-8a?)

$4,482 62c

E3-144

George & Catherine Suckley

John Workizer

7/20/1810

8a

$1,400

E3-146

E3-144

John Smith, M. Richard Peters, & Alexander Hampton, assignees of Jacob Vogdes

John Workizer

5/30/1820

15a

$2,000

R3-426; see Branch B.1 of Forge Tracts for earlier history

John Workizer

Jamson Amelia Pennypacker (nee Workizer), daughter

1838

 

$4,542 62c

died

Joseph J. & Jamson Amelia Pennypacker

Uriah V. Pennypacker

1/6/1846

74a 9p + 15a

$7,000

C5-152

Uriah V. & Mary Pennypacker

Joseph J. Pennypacker

2/27/1846

74a 9p + 15a

$7,000

C5-479

Joseph J. Pennypacker

John S. Workizer

4/9/1846

74a 9p + 15a

$7,000

D5-111

John S. & Ann Workizer

Bernard Hoy

3/31/1851

74a 9p

$7,100

N5-238

Bernard Hoy

 

1864

 

 

died

John L. Hoy

 

1883

74a

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch B

David and Mary Potts of Upper Merion

Jacob Vanderslice of Charlestown

12/12/1797

27a 90p

£225 12s 6d

T2-2

T2-2

Jacob Vanderslice of Charlestown

David Morris, storekeeper, of Charlestown

2/30/1798

27a 90p

£358 6s 3d

T2-4

David Morris

 

1799

111a

 

Taxes; Stone Dwelling house 37' x 34'; Stone Kitchen 28' x 17'; Stone Smokehouse 28' x 12'; Stone Dwelling house 18' x 20'; Frame Barrack 14' x 12'; Stone Barn 24' x 30'

See Branch A for continuation

Branch C

Isaac Potts and Thomas Harrison, surviving executors of Norris Jones

James Rowland

3/28/1800

 

 

quoted in S2-462

James Rowland

John Vanderslice

 

 

 

sold but did not effectively convey; quoted in S2-462

John Vanderslice

David Morris

 

 

 

quoted in S2-462

James & Rachel Rowland of Philadephia, Merchant

David Morris of Charlestown

4/7/1800

30a

£300

S2-462

S2-462

David Morris, deceased

James Wallace

4/29/1807

11a 63p

£300

G3-63

G3-63

James Wallace of Schuylkill township

Alexander McCurdy

1834

 

 

K4-66

Alexander McCurdy

Penn Mining & Smelting Company

1850

 

 

M5-339

Branch D

Mary Potts, widow of David; Charles & Margaret Potts; Joseph & Sarah Potts; James, Harriet & Benezet Potts

Jacob Vanderslice

8/30/1798

37a 135p

 

Y3-452

Jacob Vanderslice

 

1799

38a

 

Tax return

Jacob Vanderslice

David Morris

1800

 

 

Article of agreement; not completed, quoted in C3-374

Jacob Vanderslice

Barnet Rapp

4/1/1803

10a 104p

£191 14s

B3-21

B3-21

Jacob & Elizabeth Vanderslice of Charlestown

Ralph Peacock of Philadelphia

11/30/1807

8a

£184

C3-374

Ralph & Mary Peacock of Philadelphia

John Workizer of Upper Merion

8/14/1810

8a

$1,500

E3-148

E3-148

Jacob Vanderslice

Robert Hanley

12/1832

3a 40p

$130

F4-362