Charlestown

William Riley & Abraham Whisler patents

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To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proprietors

James Trego

12/20/1737 (Warrant)

 

 

quoted in B3-137 but no patent seems to exist.

The following deeds are invalid due to the lack of a patent. Part of the area was covered by the Thomas Roberts patent of 1739. The situation was normalized with the 1796 patent to Abraham Whisler in the right of James Trego. Unfortunately Whisler did not pay his taxes so the tract then became unseated land.

James Trego of Whiteland

James Trego, eldest son, quoted in B3-137

1745

 

 

died intestate

James Trego

John Hambright

12/24/1746

100a

 

quoted in B3-137 & C3-143

John Hambright

Rees David

11/16/1752

 

 

quoted in B3-137 & C3-143

Rees David & wife

Joseph Byers

4/20/1753

3 tracts; 170.75a

 

quoted in G2-117; see David tract for earlier history

Joseph Byers

 

1750 - 1760

no acreage given

 

Tax returns

Joseph Byers of East Caln

John & Samuel Byers

6/5/1761 (will); 6/20/1761 (probate)

100a (quoted in C3-143)

 

died; provides for wife, Ann

Ann Byers

 

1765 - 1775

250a

 

Tax returns

SurveyC-217p559

John Gnagy resurvey 1782?. No Chester County Sale deed found; survey C217-280.

Samuel Byers of Charlestown, Millwright

John Byers of Charlestown

6/17/1784

110a + 56.25a

 

D2-12; quit claim

D2-12

Samuel Byers of Charlestown

Abraham Whisler

4/1/1785

56a

 

B3-137

B3-137

Branch A

John Byers of Charlestown and Elizabeth his wife

Griffith Jones of Charlestown

6/7/1784

5a 77p, part of 241a

£27 10s

G2-117

G2-117

John Byers of Charlestown and Elizabeth his wife

Benjamin Jones of Charlestown millwright

11/21/1785

104.75a

 

D2-14; Note: no Frederick Places deeds found but in tax record.

D2-14

Sheriff (debt of Benjamin Jones, deceased)

Griffith Jones

12/20/1791

104.75a + 44a

£555

G2-2; origin of 44a is unknown there being no Chester County purchase deed.

Griffith Jones of Charlestown and Catherine his wife

John Moyer of Charlestown

12/28/1792

104.75a

£420

H2-281

John Moyer of Charlestown and Margaret his wife

John Snider of Pikeland

3/25/1797

104.75a

 

Q2-209

John Snyder, cordwainer

 

1799

100a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 28' x 19'; Log Barn 32' x 19'

Griffith John, farmer

 

1799

163a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 40' x 30'; Old Stone Outhouse 12' x 15'; Log Springhouse 8' x 10' Barn & Shed 18' x 15'; Log Stable 12' x 15'

Griffith Jones

 

1804

 

 

died intestate

John Snyder

George Snyder

4/1/1811

19a 3r 29p

£299 7s 6d

F3-324; part of Q2-209

John Snyder senior & Susannah, his wife

John Snyder junior

4/1/1812

13a 27p

$658 43c

G3-404; part of Q2-209. See Branch A.1 for continuation

George & Elizabeth Snyder

Henry Snyder

3/10/1832

28a 61p + 19a 3r 29p

$2,000

F4-22 (28a 61p from Branch B)

F4-22

Henry & Ann Snyder

John Snyder

3/23/1857

48a 50p

$3,000

E6-308

John & Hannah Snyder

William Snyder

3/24/1858

48a 50p

$3,000

G6-514

William Snyder

 

1883

48a 1r 10p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch A.1

John Snyder junior & Hannah, his wife

George King

4/1/1813

22.75a 10p

$958 12c

L3-520

George & Catharine King

John Snyder

3/26/1821

22.75a 10p

$300

S3-223

Branch B

Samuel Byers of Charlestown

Abraham Whisler

4/1/1785

122a

£435

G2-322

G2-322

Abraham Whisler

 

1799

178a + 40a unseated land

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 15' x 18'; Log Kitchen 19' x 18'; Stone Springhouse 20' x 18'; Weaving shop; Log Barn 20' x 50'

Abraham Whisler

 

3/26/1804 (administration)

 

 

died intestate

Nathan McVeagh and Francis Whisler, administrators of the estate of Abraham Whisler

Abraham Zook

4/7/1808

177a

£1,504 14s 5d

C3-228; comprising the whole of G2-320 and G2-322, and part of patent.

C3-228

Abraham & Elizabeth Zook of Tredyffrin

George Snyder of Charlestown

4/8/1808

28a 61p

£212 17s 2d

C3-350; see Branch A for sale

Abraham & Elizabeth Zook of Tredyffrin

Benjamin Thomas

10/31/1808

24a 52p

£638 15s 4.5p

D3-29

Abraham & Elizabeth Zook of Tredyffrin

Christian Lapp

5/15/1809

5a 1p

$400

B3-306

Abraham & Elizabeth Zook of Charlestown

George Wersler of Charlestown

8/12/1819

118a 98p

$3,000

P3-379

P3-379

George Wersler

 

1832

 

 

died

John G. & Henry Wersler, executors of George Wersler

Elizabeth Zook

10/5/1833

119a 44p

$608 31c + $891 69c to the heirs of Abraham Whisler on the death of his widow Francis Whisler

H4-350

Elizabeth Zook

Jacob McAfee

3/31/1835

118a 102p

$2,200

L4-49; Jacob McAfee then subdivided and sold lots of the tract

Jacob & Hannah McAfee

Joseph Snyder

4/2/1838

84a 110p

$3,180

P4-333; see Branch B.2 for continuation

Jacob & Hannah McAfee

John Husbands

4/2/1838

21.75a 32p

$307 30c

Q4-358

John & Hannah Husbands

Patrick Calaghan

4/2/1844

21.75a 32p + 3a 38p

$650

S5-122

Patrick & Margaret Calaghan

Thomas Stevenson

4/1/1869

28a 129p

$1,700

R7-180

Thomas & Hannah Stevenson

William Stevenson

9/12/1871

28a 129p

$2,000

B8-222

William Stevenson

 

1883

28a 3r

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch B.1

Abraham & Elizabeth Zook of Tredyffrin

Benjamin Thomas

10/31/1808

24a 52p

£638 15s 4.5p

D3-29

Benjamin & Abigail Thomas

James Davis junior

8/23/1811

10a 51p

$1,031 87.5c

F3-205

James Davis junior and Margarette, his wife

Henry Zook

11/16/1812

10a 51p

$200

N3-321

Henry Zook

Barbara Garber

10/8/1821

10a 51p

$230

S3-519

Barbara Garber

Hugh Henry

4/15/1829

10a 51p

$200

C4-263; see Hugh Henry tract for continuation

Branch B.2

Jacob & Hannah McAfee

Joseph Snyder

4/2/1838

84a 110p

$3,180

P4-333; from above

Joseph & Elizabeth Snyder

Eliza Pearce

3/31/1849

6a

$275

K5-49

Eliza Pearce

John Pearce

4/1/1878

6a

$1,000

A9-24

John & Caroline Pearce

Eliza Pearce

7/21/1879

6a

$1,000

D9-263

John Pearce, administrator of the estate of Eliza Pearce

William H. Snyder

8/25/1881

6a

$1,425

L9-282

William H. Snyder

 

1883

76a 1r 30p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch C

John & Elizabeth Byers

John Gnegy

11/27/1787

8a 104p, part of 100a

£34 14s

C3-243

C3-243

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Abraham Whisler

1796

147.5a 12p

 

Patent in right of James Trego

SurveyC-217p557

James Trego patent, 1796. Survey C217-279.

Branch C.1

Abraham Whisler

Roger Little

4/12/1796

46a 50p

£34 5s 1.5d

O2-318

O2-318

Roger Little, Farmer

 

1799

90a; unseated land 46a (part of Abraham Whisler patent)

 

Tax return,Log Dwelling house 24' x 24'; Log Kitchen 12' x 15'; Log Milk house 8' x 8'; Log Barn 40' x 15'; Log Stable 14' x 12'; Log Hay house 12' x 12'; Frame Stable 17' x 17'; Log Dwelling house 15' x 18'

Roger Little

Wife, Mary; children John, George, William, Major, & Rebecca

1820

 

 

died intestate

Mary Little

William, Major, & Rebecca Little (John and George having died)

1/14/1830

46a 50p

 

Release; Miscellaneous Deeds 2-177

William, Major, & Rebecca Little

Thomas Norris

1/23/1830

3a 3p, part of 46a 50p

$244

C4-269

William, Major, & Rebecca Little

Hugh Henry

3/28/1830

4a 64p, part of 46a 50p

$104 30c

G4-36

Branch C.1.a

Hugh & Jane Henry

Thomas Pass

4/29/1839

4a 64p, part of 46a 50p

$60

S5-124

Thomas & Leah Pass

Patrick Calaghan

3/16/1853

4a 64p

$362

Q5-460

Patrick & Margaret Calaghan

James Dailey

8/17/1853

1a 155p

$300

U5-48

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham Whisler

Joseph Curtz

8/30/1797

9a 113p

£30

P2-262

P2-262

Joseph Kurtz

 

1799

Unseated land 9a

 

Tax return, no buildings

John Kurtz, John Miller & Christian Lapp, executors of the will of Joseph Kurtz

Isaiah Heston

3/27/1820

125a 10p (East Whiteland) + 10a 90p (Charlestown) + 10a 26p

$12,428 38c

S3-15

S3-15

Isaiah & Mary Heston

John Todd

3/26/1838

5a 15p, part of 10a 90p

$320 88.75c

W4-141

Isaiah & Mary Heston

Lewis Worthington

3/26/1838

125a 10p (East Whiteland + 3a 24p (Charlestown)

$7,909 40c

P4-188

Isaiah & Mary Heston

John Watson

3/26/1838

3a 81p

$195 42.5c

Q4-15

John & Martha Todd

Arthur Wheatley

3/6/1847

1a 48.5p

$31 48c

F5-119

Lewis & Caroline Worthington

Arthur Wheatley

3/6/1847

1a 32p

$35

F5-120

Arthur & Jane Wheatley

Henry Snyder

2/24/1855

2a 86.5p

$370

X5-222

Henry & Ann Snyder

Joseph Holdeman

3/15/1858

2a 86.5p

$460

H6-574

Joseph & Anna Holdeman

Frederick Funderwhite

2/27/1866

2a 86.5p

$800

Z5-597

Frederick & Mary Funderwhite

Andrew W. Fulmer

3/25/1869

2a 86.5p

$850

T7-1

T7-1

A. W. Fulmer

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s Atlas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham Wislor, Farmer

 

1799

178a, unseated land 40a

 

Tax return, Stone Dwelling house 15' x 18'; Log Kitchen 19' x 18'; Stone Springhouse 20' x 18'; Weaving shop; Log Barn 20' x 50'

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proprietors

William Riley

8/1/1755

81a 80p

 

Patent A19-32; Warrant 7/30/1755; Survey C190-6

SurveyC190-6

William Riley patent, 1755. Survey C190-6.
Note: the southern boundaries of this tract make sense but the northern boundaries do not.

William (yeoman) & Susanna Riley of Whiteland

Joseph Williams of Merion

11/16/1755

4 tracts - Tract #1 & #2 in Whiteland; #3 & #4 in Charlestown

£630

K-143; mortgage

K-143

Joseph McClennan, sheriff

George Weed

5/30/1793

 

 

Sheriff's deed 1:83-4

George & Elizabeth Weed of Philadelphia County

John Gemmil of Chester County, Clergyman

9/12/1794

110.75a + 100a + 116a + 81.5a

£2,401 10s

I2-302; see also Martha Durant tract

John Gemmil of East Whiteland, gentleman

James Hodge of Charlestown, tailor

3/19/1795

24a

£144

Z2-69; see Branch C.2 for continuation

Z2-69

John Gemmil of East Whiteland, gentleman

Michael Gunkle of East Whiteland, miller

12/5/1794

82a 60p & 79a 60p

£976

T2-636

T2-636

Michael Gunkle of East Whiteland, miller and Catharine his wife

Israel Davis of East Whiteland, storekeeper

7/3/1795

4a 50p

£32 17s

M2-28

M2-28

Israel Davis

 

1799

19a; for other property see David Matthias tract

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 25' x 26'

Michael Gunkle

 

1799

75a; no buildings

 

Tax return

Michael & Catherine Gunkle

Sales of land in Charlestown to John Coffman; David Todd; James Sloan; John Beidler (Z2-293); and Michael Lapp

1800 - 1801

 

 

Various deeds

Michael Gunkle of East Whiteland, miller, and Catherine his wife

David Todd of East Whiteland

10/25/1800

23a

£230

T2-542

T2-542

Michael Gunkle of East Whiteland, miller, and Catherine his wife

James Sloan

10/25/1800

6.25a

£62 10s

X2-50

X2-50

Michael Gunkle of East Whiteland, miller, and Catherine his wife

John Hoffman of Charlestown

12/18/1800

26a

£260

W2-101

W2-101

Michael Gunkle of East Whiteland, miller, and Catherine his wife

Michael Lapp of East Whiteland

5/20/1801

21.5a

£215

T2-347

T2-347

Michael & Mary Lapp

Joseph Kurtz

6/19/1801

10.75a, part of 21.5a

£107 10s

T2-349

Michael & Mary Lapp

Christian Lapp

4/7/1810

5a 31p, part of 21.5a

£100

D3-468

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Gunkle, miller and Catharine, his wife, of East Whiteland

John Beidler of Pikeland

10/10/1801

9a + 31.5a - 2a

$1,945

Z2-393; East Whiteland

John & Hannah Beidler

Jacob Beidler

1805

 

 

A3-69; East Whiteland?

Jacob Beidler of Treyffrin and Mary his wife

Michael Gunkle of East Whiteland

1/29/1811

9a

£500

E3-238

E3-238

Branch C.2

Abraham Whisler

Joseph, Jacob, Magdalen Whisler, children and heirs

1804

45a

 

died intestate; land partitoned with Joseph obtaining middle section

Branch C.2.a

Martin Shoffner aka Shaffner

 

1821

175a

 

died; directs to sell property and divide proceeds among 8 children and descendants. See Martin Shaffner tract for other sales.

John & Abraham Shoffner, executors of Martin Shoffner

Peter Hartman

4/1/1822

2.5a 14p

$204

T3-428

Peter Hartman of Pikeland and Margaret, his wife

Thomas H. B. Jacobs of West Whiteland

3/29/1824

2a 94p

 

X3-80

Branch C.2.b

Joshua Weaver, Treasurer of Chester County (unseated land of Joshua Whisler)

Levi Evans

1822

15a

$15 75c (75a being unpaid taxes)

X3-212, deed pole; no description

Levi & Susanna Evans of West Whiteland

Robert Boyle of Charlestown

6/30/1824

15a

$20

X3-213; no description

Robert & Rebecca Boyle of Charlestown

Thomas H. B. Jacobs of West Whiteland

9/15/1824

15a

$110

X3-214; no description

Branch C.2.c

Joseph Whisler (eldest son and heir of Abraham Whisler) of Honey Brook, and Mary, his wife

Thomas H. B. Jacobs of West Whiteland

10/19/1825

16a 25p part of 45a acquired by Abraham Whisler

$300

Z3-99

Z3-99

Branch C.2 continued

Thomas H. B. Jacobs

 

1862

 

 

died intestate; no administration papers

George W. & Mary Jacobs

William Weightman of Philadelphia

6/24/1865

33a 56.7p

$2,250

B7-230

B7-230

William Weightman

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch C.3

John Gemmil of East Whiteland, gentleman

James Hodge of Charlestown, tailor

3/19/1795

24a

£144

Z2-69

Z2-69

James Hoges, tailor

 

1799

24a

 

tax return; Log Dwelling house 17' x 17'

Kenworthy Major administrator of the estate of James Hodge

John Wells

8/9/1830

24a

$725

A5-40

John Wells

Kenworthy Major

8/9/1830

24a

$725

D4-396

Kenworthy & Elizabeth Major

James Faulkner

2/3/1840

24a

$950

A5-39

James Faulkner

Manasseh Hughes

4/8/1844

24a

$800

A5-164

Manasseh Hughes

 

1878

 

 

died