Charlestown

Martha Durant Patent

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Penn

Martha Durant aka Joice

11/12/1702 (survey)

406a

 

Survey D77-221; warrant 1/4/1702; patent A2-236, 1/18/1702 (3?)

SurveyD-77p441small

This tract has a southern boundary with the northwest corner of Tredyffrin township.

William Penn

John Joyce

2/1/1702 (warrant)

200a

 

Survey D74-35

John Joyce Patent

Martha Durant

Robert Ashton

 

 

 

Quoted in G-481; no Chester County deed found

Martha Durant

Thomas Farmer

4/20/1703

 

 

Quoted in X-4; no Chester County deed found

Thomas Farmer

Robert Ashton

4/23/1703

 

 

Quoted in X-4; no Chester County deed found

Robert Ashton

Lewis Williams

12/2/1704

 

 

Quoted in G-481; no Chester County deed found

Lewis & Lettice Williams

Roger Davies

5/9/1721

 

 

Lease & Release. Quoted in X-4; no Chester County deed found

Lewis & Lettice Williams

Robert Davis

12/2/1729 or 5/9/1721

400a

 

Lease & Release. Quoted in G-481; no Chester County deed found

Neither Lewis Williams nor Robert Davis in tax return

 

1722

 

 

Tax return

Branch A

Robert Davis

Thomas John

5/2/173?

250a

 

Quoted in G-481; no Chester County deed found

Thomas John

Mary Prichard, wife, and son John Jones

11/11/174?

 

 

Will. Quoted in G-481; no Chester County will found

John & wife Anne Jones

Mary Prichard

12/24/1747 (will of John Jones)

 

 

Died without issue. Quoted in G-481; no Chester County will found

Mary Prichard, of Charlestown, widow of Thomas John

James David, carpenter

12/6/1748

250a

£150

G-481

James David of Charlestown, carpenter

William George of Upper Merion

12/15/1748

250a but actually ~340a

 

G-433; mortgage

G-433

Matthias Martin

 

7/2/1764

210a

 

Resurvey C136-83; tract called Mount Joy. Warrant 3/14/1764; Patent AA8-294.

SurveyC-136p165

Matthias Martin of Charlestown

Eleanor (later Foose), wife

2/12/1768

60a

 

Will probated 2/23/1768; see below

Matthias Martin

David Martin, son

2/12/1768

140a

 

Will probated 2/23/1768; see Branch A.2

Branch A.1

Nicholas & Eleanor Foose

Frederick Foose

5/2/1771

60a

 

Quoted in R-393

Frederick Foose

Nicholas Foose

5/4/1771

60a

£188 5s

R-393

R-393

Nicholas & Eleanor Foose of Charlestown

William Evan of Vincent

1771

60a

£50

R-395; mortgage

Nicholas & Eleanor Foose of Charlestown

Joseph Showalter of Charlestown

2/24/1772

60a

£209 10s

T-52; see Branch C for continuation

Joseph & Magdelena Showalter of Charlestown

William Thomas of Charlestown, mason

4/11/1791

45.5a + 7.5a

£375

N2-149

Jonathan Wells, surviving executor of the last will of William Thomas late of Charlestown

Benjamin Thomas of Charlestown

5/1/1791

45.5a + 7.5a

 

N2-146

Benjamin Thomas, Distiller

 

1799

53a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 16' x 36'; Stone Springhouse 15' x 18'; Log Barn & Stable 40' x 20'; Distillery

Benjamin Thomas

David Williams

5/2/1801

45.5a + 7.5a

$1,537

T2-211

T2-211

David Williams

John Williams

8/27/1801 (will); 10/8/1801 (probate)

 

 

died

John Williams

Rachel Davis, niece

9/4/1802 (will); 6/1/1804 (probate)

40a

 

died, inheritance; see John Budd tract for further detail

Branch A.2

Nicholas & Eleanor Foose of Nola Chucky, North Carolina

David Martin

7/9/1787

60a

20s

C2-358; release

David Martin of Charlestown, blacksmith

Peter Young of Pikeland

3/23/1784

140a

£500

C2-359

C2-359

Peter Young, Cordwainer

 

1799

140a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 40' x 22'; Frame Barn 40' x 20'

Peter Young senior

George Young, second son

1827

 

 

Died intestate

George Young & Phebe, his wife

Isaac Sahler

11/28/1828

140a

$7,000

B4-299

Peter Young junior

 

1830

 

 

Died intestate

Isaac Sahler

 

1854

 

 

Died intestate

Charles Peck & Isaac Y. Sahler, administrators of the estate of Isaac Sahler

John Sheldrake

3/31/1855

142a 81p

 

Y5-170

John & Jane Sheldrake

David R. Hartman

4/1/1858

124a 1p

$11,000

K6-68

K6-68

David Hartman

 

1883

132a

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch B

Roger Davies

Theophilus Thomas

5/25-26/1725

150a

 

Lease & Release. Quoted in X-4; no Chester County deed found

Theophilus Thomas

John Davies

10/7/1740

150a

 

Lease & Release. Quoted in X-4; no Chester County deed found

Branch B.1

John Davies of Charlestown

David Davies, eldest son

3/15/1749-50

142a

£50

X-4

X-4

David Davis

James Davis, Mary Adams (nee Davis), Elizabeth, Martha Byers (nee Davis)

1788

146a + 120a

 

died intestate

James Davis

John & Mary Adams, Methuselah & Elizabeth Davis, Samuel & Martha Byers

1/14/1792

146a

 

not found; quoted in S7-175

John & Mary Adams, Methuselah & Elizabeth Davis, Samuel & Martha Byers

James Davis

1/14/1792

117a

£430

W2-384; See Edward Shippen tract for continuation

Methuselah & Elizabeth Davis, Samuel & Martha Byers

John Adams

1/14/1792

146a

 

not found; quoted in S7-175

John Adams

 

1792 - 1798

 

 

Tax returns

John Adams

 

1799

102a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 20' x 18'; Stone Kitchen 10' x 10'; Log Dwelling house 10' x 15';
Stone Barn 50' x 30'

John Adams

John Adams jr. & Davis Adams

1809

 

 

died intestate

John & Elizabeth Adams

Davis Adams

12/6/1820

74a, part of 140a

 

S3-225 (release

David Adams

John Adams

12/6/1820

62a + 12a

 

S3-227 (release)

S3-227

Davis & Rebecca Adams

Daniel McCurdy

9/30/1829

147.4p

 

B4-635; Deed of Exchange

Rebecca Adams, Horatio J. & Sallie B. Adams, J. Davis & Harriet E. Adams, widow and heirs of Davis Adams

George Clemens

3/8/1869

71a 86p

$8,369 88c

S7-175

George Clemens

Robert Hughes

4/3/1873

71a 86p

$8,500

K8-101

Robert Hughes

 

1883

71a 2r 6p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch B.2

John David, tailor & Mary his wife of Charelstown

Rees Pritchard of Whiteland

5/6/1728

7.75a 12p

 

G2-258

Rees Pritchard

Rees Francis

 

7.5a

 

quoted in G2-260; see Francis Rawles tract for continuation

Branch C

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cromwell Pierce, sheriff, property of Dr. Samuel Nixon

Jacob Neiler & Lewis Morgan

11/10/1817

68a

 

Sheriff’s deed 2-105 & N3-500

Jacob & Mary Neiler & Lewis Morgan

Isaac Covington of Westtown

4/8/1818

68a

$2,822

N3-501, neighbors William Llewellyn, Issac Davis, James Reese and others

Sampson Babb, sheriff, estate of Isaac Covington

Hugh Love

4/30/1822

68a 39p

 

Sheriff’s deed 2-245

Hugh & Eliza Love

John Patrick

3/29/1824

64a 22p + 4a 17p

$1,018

X3-243; no Patrick sales in Chester County

X3-243

Branch D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Jones, Sheriff, debt of Hugh Love

Mary H. Brinton

2/5/1827

40a +56a 127p

$1,655

Sheriff’s deed 3-136

Mary H. Brinton

Caleb Hoopes

3/26/1828

40a + 56a 127p

$1,750

A4-220

A4-220

Caleb & Sarah Hoopes

Peter Young

2/10/1829

40a + 56a 127p

$2,100

B4-181

Peter Young

 

1830

 

 

died intestate

George & Sophia Ann Young, Abraham & Jane King, Ann Elizabeth Young, Oliver C. Young,

George March

5/28/1847

40a + 56a 127p

$1,600

F5-214

Branch D.1

George March

David Glasby

3/20/1848

53a 44p

$2,024 45c

F5-563

David & Ann Gillespie

Charles Caughlin

1/7/1863

53a 44p

$2,796 50c

V6-469

Charles & Catherine Caughlin

Isaac Fimple

3/31/1869

53a 44p

$4,000

S7-24

Isaac Fimple

 

1883

53a 1r 14p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch D.2

George March

John W. M. McCurdy

3/27/1848

56a 147p

$385 95c

F5-561

F5-561

 

 

 

 

 

See Branch F for continuation

Branch D.2.a

Henry & Hannah Kurtz of Charlestown

Hugh Henry

6/1/1831

17a 46p

$650 68.75c

G4-35; see Branch D.2.a

Hugh & Jane Henry

Robert Hughes

12/19/1844

100a (see Branch C) + 17a 46p

 

Assignment; Miscellaneous 5-398

Robert Hughes, assignee

David B. Patrick

3/28/1846

100a + 2a (part of 17a 46p)

$6,929

C5-380

Branch E - Glandy Tract

William Riley

Jonathan Davis

1750

 

 

Quoted in T3-278

Jonathan Davis

John Davis

1765

 

 

died; 'to son John wherein I now live with stock at age of 20.'

John Davis senior

John Davis junior

1784

240a

 

died

Margaret Davis

 

1785 - 1793

200a

 

taxes

Thomas Bodley

 

1795 - 1799

200a

 

taxes

Thomas Bodley

 

1799

200a

 

taxes; Stone Dwelling house 20' x 30'; Log Kitchen 9' x 12'; Log Dwelling house 14' x 20'; Log Barn 40' x 20'

Margaret Bodley (was Margaret Davis)

John Davis (son of Margaret)

12/28/1805

 

 

Y2-558; release of dower

John Davis

 

8/4/1821

 

 

died intestate

Thomas Bodley, administrator of the estate of John Davis

Daniel McCurdy

4/3/1823

76a 134p + 63a

 

T3-278

T3-278

Branch E.1

Daniel & Ann McCurdy

Bartholomew Shimer

4/1/1825

16a 44p

$625

Z3-21

Bartholomew & Sarah Shimer

Robert Hughes

4/1/1829

16a 44p

$470

B4-413

Robert & Elizabeth Hughes

Roger Townsend

3/28/1834

16a 44p

$575

C5-597

Roger & Eliza Townsend

Jesse Miller

3/19/1857

16a 44p + 2a

$2,250

F6-239

Jesse Miller

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s Atlas

J. Miller

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch E.2

Daniel & Ann McCurdy

Thomas Jones of East Whiteland

4/10/1827

10a 93p

$740

Z3-524

Branch E.3

Daniel & Ann McCurdy

Robert Houston, miller

4/1/1850

10a 88.5p

$3,000

L5-529

Branch F

Joseph McClennan, sheriff

George Weed

5/30/1793

 

 

Sheriff’s deed 1:83-4

George & Elizabeth Weed

John Gemmil

9/12/1794

110.75a + 100a + 116a + 81.5a

£2,401 10s

I2-302 (Charlestown & East Whiteland); see Abraham Whisler tract for other sales and for earlier history

Rev. John Gammil

 

1795 - 1798

120a

 

Tax returns

Rev. John Gemmil

Henry Zook

12/21/1801

232a

£3,071 12s

T2-851

T2-851

Henry & Barbara Zook

John Koffman

12/28/1801

46a 36p

£1,300

W2-102; see deed E4-117 James Williams tract for further history

Henry & Barbara Zook

Joseph Koffman

4/16/1804

93.5a

£1,300

Y2-283

Henry & Barbara Zook

Phoebe Coffman

5/18/1811

98a 24p

£2,000

G3-432

David Zook (administrator of the estate of Joseph Caufman), Joseph Hall, Phebe Hall (widow of Joseph Caufman)

Thomas Bodley

3/28/1818

93.5a

$9,630 50c

N3-521

Thomas & Margaret Bodley

Joseph Hall

3/30/1818

93.5a

$9,630 50c

N3-521

Jonathan Jones, sheriff (debt of Joseph & Phebe Hall)

Thomas H. Brinton

2/4/1828

191a 104p

$3,800

Sheriff’s Deed 3-176

Thomas H. & Catherine Brinton

Thomas Brinton

12/12/1828

98a 24p + 93.5a

$7,200

C4-409

Thomas & Jane Brinton

Henry Kurtz

3/28/1829

98a 24p + 93.5a

$7,800

B4-338

Henry & Hannah Kurtz of Charlestown

Hugh Henry

6/1/1831

17a 46p

$650 68.75c

G4-35; see Branch D.2.a

Henry & Hannah Kurtz

Thomas Jones

3/31/1834

113a 50p

$7,591 93.75c

I4-49

Thomas & Eliza Jones

John Tennant

4/1/1843

113a 50p

$8,781 72c

Y4-7

John & Adaline Tennant

John Hampton

8/25/1856

113a 50p

$13,000

D6-330

J. W. McCurdy, administrator of the estate of John Hampton

James Bones

3/21/1859

113a 50p

$11,331 25c

M6-93

James & Mary Ann Bones

John W. M. McCurdy

4/7/1859

113a 50p

$9,331 25c

I6-572

Estate of J. W. McCurdy

 

1883

140a

 

Breou’s Atlas