Charlestown

Starr Phoenixville tracts, Lloyd tract 2

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To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

David & Grace Lloyd

James Starr

12/3/1731

350a

 

H-373; release

H-373

David Lloyd

 

1731

 

 

Died; Probate

James Starr, miller & Rachel, his wife

John Starr, son

8/15/1739

116a

gift

Z3-710

Z3-710

James Starr

John Starr, son

1745

140a, part of 350a

 

Quoted in G-438 and Z3-711; see David Lloyd tract for James Starr purchase of the 60 acres with mill in 1732

James & Rachel Starr of Wilmington, John (son) & Hannah Starr, Moses (son) Starr

Samuel Jones of Philadelphia and Jacob Hilldebrand, miller

6/16/1748

60a

£600

G-438; mill on French Creek, near Phoenixville. See Tract A - Mill below

James Starr

wife

10/2/1749 (will)

½ of estate

 

quoted in Z3-652

James Starr

Samuel Starr, son

10/2/1749 (will)

½ of estate

 

"ed in Z3-652

Samuel Starr of Charlestown

William Moore of Charlestown

4/30/1752

150a

£80

H-377; mortgage

H-377

Samuel Starr

Joseph Starr

1753

150a

 

See Tract C below

John & Mary Starr

Frederick Buzzard of Vincent

5/12/1754

118.75a

 

O-90; see Tract B below

Tract A - Between French Creek and Nutt’s Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Starr of Charlestown

Isaac Starr of Charlestown

5/21/1790

116a

 

Will of Joseph Starr (2/4/1790)

Isaac & Rachel Starr of Philadelphia

Benjamin Longstreth of Charlestown, miller

1/31/1794

154a

£1200

M2-134

M2-134

Benjamin & Sarah Longstreth, miller of Charlestown

John Longstreth of Charlestown

2/3/1794

110a

£715

M2-60; See David Lloyd tract for sale of remaining piece

M2-60

John Longstreth

Hannah Coates, Sarah Longstreth, & Jane John

6/18/1815 (will); 1817 (probate)

partitioned 42a (Hannah Coates) & 70a (Sarah Longstreth & Jane John)

 

died

Hannah Coates

Sarah Longstreth & Jane John

4/24/1818

70a

$1

B4-637; release

Sarah Longstreth

Hannah John, neice

8/25/1836 (will)

 

 

died

Hannah (mother Jane John) & Robert Jones

Phoenix Iron Company

3/27/1865

76a 93p

$11,487 19c

Z6-262

Sarah Coates, executrix of Hannah Coates

William Reese

4/6/1852

42a

$3,360

Q5-144

William (miller) & Susan Reese

Roger D. Townsend

3/26/1857

42a

$4,500

E6-289

R. D. Townsend

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas

Roger & Elizabeth Townsend

Benjamin Moyer

4/1/1873

42a

$12,600

F8-345; Benjamin Moyer split property into lots, which he sold.

Tract B - Between Nutt’s Road and Main Street

John & Mary Starr

Frederick Buzzard of Vincent

5/12/1754

118.75a

 

O-90; from above

Frederick & Susanna Buzzard of Charlestown

David Langacre of Providence & Bastian Wagner

1760

118.75a

£125

L-404, mortgage

L-404

Frederick Buzzard of Charlestown

Jacob Buckwalter of Charlestown

11/22/1784

40a 133p

 

Z-163; mortgage

Z-163

Frederick Buzzard of Charlestown

John Albach / Allibough

11/22/1784

79a 138p

 

quoted in O2-10

Matthias Pennepacker & Jacob Buckwalter, admin of John Alebach

Jacob Pennepacker of Charlestown

4/22/1794

79a 138p

£845 10s

O2-10

O2-10

Jacob Pennypacker of Charlestown

Jacob Buckwalter of Charlestown, tanner

4/22/1794

79a 138p

 

O2-9

Mennonite Meetinghouse and Graveyard

Jacob Buckwalter of Charlestown, tanner and Madeline his wife

David Buckwalter of Charlestown and Abraham Reiff of Providence, Montgomery Co

12/31/1798

158.8p

£12

R2-206

R2-206

David Buckwalter of Charlestown and Abraham Reiff of Providence, Montgomery Co

Jacob High, Henry Roots And Daniel Showalter all of Charlestown and David Longacre of Providence

12/31/1798

158.8p

 

R2-208; deed of trust. Meeting house is now erected…to be and remain a burying place for all Christian people of every religious denomination and for no other use whatsoever subject nevertheless to the direction of the elders of the aforesaid society of Mennonites only

 

Jacob Buckwalter, Farmer

 

1799

121a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 16' x 21'; Log Kitchen 10' x 20'; Stone Springhouse 18' x 14'; Frame Dwelling house 15' x 15'; Stone Kitchen 14' x 18'; Stone Barn 60' x 33'

Village Record; 11/15/1820
JACOB BUCKWALTER'S Estate.
By an order of the Orphan's Court of Chester county, Will be Sold at Public Vendue, on the premises, in Charlestown township--in said county, on the 27th day of November inst. at 10 o'clock am all that Plantation or tract of land adjoining Daniel High, Thomas Robinson, Joseph Starr, Thomas Mason and the Phoenix Company, containing 120 acres of land, in a high state of cultivation, 25 acres of which is Woodland, 20 acres of meadow, most of which is watered by springs arising on the premises. The improvements are a large stone house, two stories high, with eight rooms and an entry, with a large kitchen adjoining, all of stone; a stone barn about 40 by 60 feet, built of good materials, a tan-yard with suitable buildings, which is an excellent stand for business; a large stone spring house, with a wash house over a never failing spring of water; a cider press, under good roof; a stone smoke house; and other buildings for swine and sheep; about 100 young thriving apple trees; a tenant house partly stone and frame, three stories high, with five rooms and an excellent spring of water under the house; a frame barn, 40 by 16 feet; a frame carriage house 16 feet square. The Plantation is divided into convenient fields, all of which except two are watered by springs. There are on said farm five never failing springs of water. Also--A Lot of Chestnut Timber land, situate in the township aforesaid, adjoining lands of Daniel High and others, containing about 7-1/2 acres. Any person wishing to view the described premises, previous to the day of sale, may apply to either of the subscribers. Conditions at sale by Jacob Buckwalter, David Buckwalter, John Morgan Administrators.

Jacob & David Buckwalter, & John Morgan, administrators of the estate of Jacob Buckwalter

Samuel Morgan

4/11/1821

120a

$7,410

T3-40

Samuel Morgan

John Morgan

4/11/1821

120a

$7,410

S3-304

S3-304

John & Mary Morgan

Samuel Rhoads

4/23/1834

1a 9p

$211 25c

O4-458

John Morgan

Lewis W. Richards

4/1/1839

80a

$6,780

S4-181

Sarah, Caroline, & Eliza Richards

Noah Hallman

4/1/1861

 

$500

Q6-493

Tract C

Samuel Starr of Charlestown

William Moore of Charlestown

4/30/1752

150a

£80

H-377; mortgage

H-377

Samuel Starr

Joseph Starr

5/12/1753

150a

£337 10s

Z3-652

Joseph senior & Rebecca Starr

Joseph Starr junior

10/1/1763

150a

 

Z3-654

Joseph Starr

Joseph Starr junior

1790

150a

 

died

Joseph Starr, weaver

 

1799

99a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 28' x 50'; Stone Springhouse 10' x 16'; Stone Barn 28' x 58'; Stone Stable 14' x 16'

Joseph & Elizabeth Starr of Charlestown

Ann & Tacy Coates

12/15/1799

1a 44p

£25

S2-359

S2-359

Joseph Starr of Charlestown

Andrew Douglas

2/16/1801

6.75a

£107 10s

T2-250

Joseph Starr of Charlestown

Lewis Weinwag, Alexander Wilson, Mordecai Lewis, Samuel Lewis, Jonah Thompson, Robert Waln, David Lewis, Joseph Lewis

3/10/1817

9.75a

$2,200

O3-14; see tract C.1 for continuation

Joseph Starr

 

1821

 

 

died; 1 acre graveyard plot to 3 daughters: Rebecca Ramsey, Ann & Amy Starr. Executors to sell real estate.

Isaac Starr & Moses Robinson, executors of will of Joseph Starr

George Thompson

4/7/1826

147a 136p

$5,692 22c

Z3-705

Z3-705

Ann & Amy Starr; Joseph & Jane Ramsey; William Ramsey; Jacob & Susanna Ramsey; and Hannah Ramsey

Elizabeth Ramsey

5/21/1831

48p

$5

G4-166; release

Ann & Amy Starr

Hannah Ramsey

10/18/1833

0.5a

$50

G4-252; release

Heirs of Joseph Starr: Joseph Ramsey; Alfred C. & Elizabeth Ramsey; Susan Ramsey, widow of Jacob Ramsey; Joseph & Hannah (nee Ramsey) Dobson; William S. & Elizabeth Ramsey; Emmor R. Ramsey; Mary Ramsey, widow of Richard R. Ramsey; Samuel & Ellen Ramsey

The Phoenix Iron Company

8/10/1860

2,157 sq. ft.

$70

U6-52

Tract C.1

Joseph Starr of Charlestown

Lewis Weinwag, Alexander Wilson, Mordecai Lewis, Samuel Lewis, Jonah Thompson, Robert Waln, David Lewis, Joseph Lewis

3/10/1817

9.75a

$2,200

O3-14

O3-14

Lewis Wernwag et al

Benjamin Morgan

1/29/1819

 

 

deed not found; quoted in A4-631

Joseph Evans, William Yardley, and James Nevins, all of Phildelphia, assignees of Jonah and George Thompson

Benjamin Reeves and James Whitaker of Philadelphia and David Reeves and David Whitaker of New Jersey

9/22/1827

5a 16p + 9.75a + 48p + 1a 90p

$850

A4-67; see David Lloyd tract for the purchase of the first lot.
Note: no purchase deed of the 9.25a by Jonah and George Thompson found

Benjamin Morgan

Charles Smith & Edward Garrigues

3/18/1828

¼ part of 9.75a

$500

A4-631

John Morgan, John Jacobs, John Barren, assignees in trust of the estate of Lewis Wernwag

Charles Smith & Edward Garrigues

3/24/1828

¼ part of 9.75a

$1

A4-632

Benjamin & Abigail Reeves, James & Sarah Whitaker, David & Clarissa Reeves, Joseph & Grace Whitaker

Charles Smith & Edward Garrigues

12/11/1830

3.25a, part of 9.75a

$1

M4-689; partition

Charles & Maria Smith & Edward Garrigues, manufacturers

Benjamin & David Reeves, James & Joseph Whitaker

12/20/1830

6.5a, part of 9.75a

$1

D4-369; partition

Charles & Maria Smith & Edward Garrigues

Morton & Henry Coates

4/3/1831

3a 40p (i.e. 3.25a)

$550

N4-74

Hannah Leaming, executor of the will of Furman Leaming

Charles Smith & Edward Garrigues

12/6/1832

 

$1

M4-687; release

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inn site?

Benjamin & Sarah Longstreth

James White of the northern Liberties, Innkeeper

6/13/1796

3a 120p

£400

N2-234

N2-234

James White, Storekeeper

 

1799

4a, unseated lands 4a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 36' x 30'; Stone Milk house 12' x 16'; Stone Barn 24' x 26'

James & Edith White

William Robison

4/1/1803

3a 120p + 12a 50p + 100p + 10a 30p (-2a) + 5a + 68p + 7a 16p

£1,800

Z2-260

William & Barbara Robinson

James White

4/6/1807

3a 120p + 12a 50p + 100p + 10a 30p (-2a) + 5a + 68p + 7a 16p

 

Deed not found; quoted in C3-296

James & Edith White

Thomas Mason, Inn Keeper

4/1/1808

3a 120p + 12a 50p + 100p + 10a 30p (-2a) + 5a + 68p + 7a 16p

£1,926

C3-296

Joseph Osborne

James White

4/1/1808

 

 

Mortgage Book K-259

Edith White, administrix of James White

William Dilworth

 

 

 

Assignment of mortgage

William Dilworth

Peter Osborne

 

 

 

Assignment of mortgage

Peter Osborne

Joseph Osborne, son

 

 

 

died

Joseph Osborne

Thomas Mason

11/4/1814

5a

5s

L3-84; release of mortgage on property

Thomas Mason, inn keeper, and Ann, his wife

James Harkins, nailor

9/7/1818

5a

$500

Q3-181

James & Rachel Harkins

Robert Hobart

4/23/1821

same as Q3-181

$50

T3-114

Robert Hobart

George Thompson

11/5/1821

5a

$50

T3-115; see French Creek Mills for sale in conjunction with other properties