Charlestown

David Tract

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Summary: Rees & Evan David through 2 deeds obtained 490a of land in western Charlestown in 1728. 50a was sold to John Rees in 1729 (Branch B) and 105a was sold to Thomas John in 1737 (Branch A). These transactions left 335a which was partitioned in 1740. Evan David sold his portion to William George in 1750, while Rees David sold his portion (enhanced by another deed) to Joseph Byers in 1753.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John and Sarah Budd of Hanover, New Jersey and Humphrey Murrey

Rees & Evan David

5/5/1728

248a

£62

Philadelphia deed F5-405

PhilaF5-405

John & Sarah Budd of Hanover township, Hunterdon county, NJ

Reece & Evan David of Chester county

6/5/1728

242a

£58

Philadelphia deed H7-377

H7-377

Branch A - King Tract

Rees & Ewan David, yeomen of Charlestown

Thomas John, labourer of Tredyffrin

1/5/1737

105.25a

£63

E-521

E-521

Joseph & Rachel Williams

Michael King of Pikeland

4/1/1769

105.25a

 

quoted in F2-135

Thomas John

 

1770

105a

£1 14s 6d (PA currency)

Quit rent for 23 years

Michael King

 

1772 & 1776

105a

 

Tax returns

Michael King of Pikeland

 

1783

 

 

died intestate

Philip King and Mary his wife, Lawrence King and Mary his wife, Conard King Elizabeth Freeman, John Moses and Mary his wife, and George Sneed and Catherine his wife, children of Michael King

John King of Charlestown

12/5/1785

 

£275 10s 3d

F2-135

F2-135

John King

 

1778 - 1799

105a

 

tax returns

John King, farmer

 

1799

105a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 15' x 18'; Stone Kitchen 15' x 20'; Stone Springhouse 11' x 12'; Log Barn 50' x 30'

John King

 

1811

 

 

died intestate

Phillip King

 

1826

 

 

died intestate

Jacob Slonaker (administrator of the estate of Phillip King)

Samuel Slonaker

4/2/1827

105.25a

$1,824 96c

Z3-621

Samuel & Edith Slonaker

Jacob Lapp

4/2/1830

105.25a - 9.25a 35p

$2,825

D4-316

Jacob & Ann Lapp

George Fetters

4/22/1836

97a 66p + 5a 12p

$2,499

M4-565

George Fetters

 

1883

acreage not given

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch B - John Rees tract

Rees & Evan David of Charlestown

John Rees

2/4/1729

50a

£35

G2-192 (Philadelphia); see John Rees tract for continuation of the 50 a

G2-192

Branch C - Evan David Partition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rees David

Evan David

2/15/1740

half portion of 170.75a

 

Partition; quoted in E-521

Evan David of Charlestown

William George of Upper Merion

2/9/1749-50

170.75a

£150

H-1; mortgage

H-1

Evan David

Thomas Jennings

11/23/1750

173a

 

quoted in T-509; D2-338

Thomas Jennings of Charlestown

William George of Upper Merion

2/10/1750-51

170.75a

£150

H-183; mortgage, same description as H-1

Thomas Jennings

William Thomas

10/30/1753

170.75a

£230

M-541

William Thomas of Williston

George Hunter and Jonathan Hunter of Edgmont

8/28/1762

170.75a

£84

M-544; mortgage

William & Ann Thomas of Warrington, York County

Thomas Roberts of Charlestown

12/3/1770

170.75a

£150

T-509; bounds same as H-1 but different neighbors

T-509

Thomas & Mary Roberts

Valentine Emrich

4/20/1776

 

 

quoted in D2-338

Valentine & Catherine Emrich of Charlestown

Evan Evans of Charlestown

6/30/1777

150a

£793 plus £200 remaining on mortgage

V-497

Evan & Hannah Evans

Samuel Brook

12/7/1778

150a

£1,350

V-638

V-638

Samuel & Elizabeth Brook

Christian Miller

3/25/1786

 

 

quoted in D2-338

Christian Miller of Charlestown, Blue Dyers and Esther his wife

Abraham Whistler of Charlestown

5/1/1786

102p

£3

G2-320

G2-320

Christian & Esther Miller of Charlestown

Joshua & Samuel John, Masons, of Charlestown

1/3/1789

4.5a

£33

D2-338

D2-338

Christian & Esther Miller of Charlestown

Joshua & Samuel John, Masons, of Charlestown

1/15/1791

65a 11p

£303 13s 1d

G2-311

G2-311

Samuel John

William John

5/27/1808 - will; 1811

½ part of 65a 11p + 4.5a

 

died

David Lightfoot, administrator of the estate of Joshua John

William John

4/7/1828

½ part of 65a 11p + 4.5a

 

Miscellaneous deed 2-464

Elizabeth & Sarah John

Samuel P. John

12/28/1832

20.5a

 

F4-284; West Pikeland

William John

Sarah John (sister) and after her death Samuel P. John, son of nephew David John

8/4/1834 (will)

residue of 69a 90p

 

died

Thomas Jones, executor of the will of Sarah John

Samuel P. John

4/3/1844

100a

 

Z4-127

Jacob Clemens, administrator of the estate of Samuel P. John

Samuel Pennypacker

4/1/1850

141a

$5,114 19c

L5-223

Samuel & Margaret Pennypacker

James McCann

4/1/1851

141a 13p

$3,600 + mortgage

N5-189

James McCann

Joseph Hartman

3/3/1855

141a 13p

$5,500 + mortgage of $2,000

A6-347

Joseph & Emma Hartman

Jones Coulter

3/30/1868

141a 13p

$11,500

I7-217

Jones Coulter

 

1883

141a 10p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch C.1

Sarah John & Samuel P. John, and Mary, his wife

John Neiler

4/2/1840

11a 70p

$830

R4-594

John Neiler

Samuel Barber

4/1/1850

11a 70p

$600

A6-252

Samuel & Catharine Barber

Isaiah P. Snyder

3/31/1856

11a 70p

$1,125

C6-438

Isaiah P. & Mary Snyder

Isaac W. Davis

3/31/1860

11a 70p

$1,225

P6-52

Isaac W. & Leah Davis

Christian Stine

3/14/1865

11a 70p

$1,100

X6-399

Branch C.2

William John

Jacob Sloyer

4/7/1829

34a 6p, part of 65a 11p

$900

B4-512

John Wells & Ezekial Powell, assignees of Jacob Sloyer

John Neiler

3/29/1839

34a 6p

$630

Q4-645

John Neiler

John Clevenstine

5/6/1839

34a 6p

$750

S4-55

John Clevenstine

Isaac Longacre

4/6/1841

16a 27p, part of 34a 6p

$475

V4-223

John Clevenstine

Christian Stine

4/1/1853

17a 139p, part of 34a 6p

$850

S5-397

Christian & Emily Stine

William H. Snyder

4/1/1872

23a 88p

$2,500

D8-243

D8-243

Joseph Snyder

 

1883

23a 2r 38p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch C.3

Abraham Wheesler & George Clemens (executors of the will of Christian Miller)

Isaac James

6/6/1791

80a

£410 4s

G2-185

G2-185

Isaac & Jemimah James

John Opperman

1794

80a

£580

S2-265

John Opperman, tutor

 

1799

100a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 20' x 32'; Log Kitchen 10' x 15'; Stone Springhouse 18' x 20'; Log Barn 20' x 50'

Philip King, administrator of the estate of John Upperman

Jacob Upperman

10/21/1820

112a

$2,524 48c

T3-77

Jacob Upperman

David and Joseph Upperman

6/13/1821

Two 1/3 parts

$16,80 98c

T3-79

Jacob, David, & Joseph Upperman

Elizabeth & Mary Magdalen March

4/1/1823

111a 55p

$2,482 96c

W3-185

Elizabeth March & Patrick and Mary Magdalen McBride (nee March)

John Snyder

3/30/1835

111a 55p

$3,340 31c

L4-107

John & Hannah Snyder

Patrick McBride

3/30/1835

111a 55p

$3,340 31c

L4-106

Margaret McBride

 

1883

111a 1r 15p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch D

Thomas Roberts

George Clemons

2/27/1789

348.9a (comprised of 125a, 146a and part of 170.75a)

£1,475

D2-511; see Thomas Roberts tract for continuation

D2-511

Branch E - Rees David Partition

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 Abraham Whisler tract for continuation

Branch F - James David tract

Rees & Evan David

James Davis

11/30/1731

100a

 

quoted in A5-22

James David of Charlestown, sawyer, and Eleanor, his wife

Rees John of Tredyffrin

11/17/1733

100a

£80

A5-22

A5-22

Rees John

David John, only son

 

 

 

Died intestate; quoted in Z4-127

David John senior

David John, junior

c. 1787

 

 

Tax records; Died intestate

David John

 

1789 & 1791

 

 

Named as owner by neighbor

David John

 

1799

170a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 16' x 20'; Log Kitchen 27' x 18'; Log Barn 42' x 20'; Stone Springhouse 12' x 15'

David John

Sarah John, one of the daughters of David John

 

 

 

Died intestate

Sarah John

 

1843 (will 11/16/1841)

 

 

Died; will stated that the property should be sold to Samuel P. John

Thomas Jones, executor of the will of Sarah John

Samuel P. John

4/3/1844

100a

$3,450

Z4-127