Charlestown

John Martin patent - 500 acre tract

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Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Penn

Thomas Chalkley, Ralf Jackson, & John Machiner, execs of John Martin

10/11/1703

490a

 

Patent A2-583; Warrant 3/3/1701; Survey D73-105

D73-105

John Martin (executors) patent, 1703. Survey D73-105.

Thomas Chalkley, Ralf Jackson, & John Machiner

Rebecca Abel, only child of Chalkley

 

 

died; quoted in G2-182

James & Rebecca Abel

Edward Catherall, John Reynoll, John Morris, John Armitt, John Smith, Israel Pemberton, and Joshua Emlen

12/24/1751

 

 

quoted in G2-182

25 acres of patent found to be in Pikeland; additional 25a patented in Charlestown

Proprietors

Edward Catherel, John Reynel, John Morris, John Armit, John Smith, Joshua Emlen, and Israel Pemberton

1755

24.75a & allowance

 

Warrant 4/8/1752; Survey A66-171

SurveyA-66p340

Edward Catherel, John Reynel, John Morris, John Armit, John Smith, Joshua Emlen, and Israel Pemberton patent, 1755.
Survey A66-171 (Warrant 4/8/1755; return 12/4/1755).

Usually when there are a large number of names on a deed or patent it is because the tract is to be used for a school or church. There is no evidence that this is the case for this patent.

Edward Catherel, John Reynel, John Morris, John Armit, John Smith, Joshua Emlen, and Israel Pemberton

Clement Rigg

2/26//1756

296a 70p

£6 per annum

quoted in G2-182

Clement & Rachel Rigg

James Thomas

12/15/1764

269a 70p

£6 per annum

quoted in G2-182

James Thomas of the 500 hundred tract

Provides for wife, Mary; Isaac & Nathan Thomas, sons

3/21/1775 (probate)

Isaac & Nathan land at 21

 

Inheritence; will 5/18/1773

Mary Thomas of the 500 hundred tract

Mentions Isaac & Nathan Thomas’ inheritence at 21

11/6/1778 (probate)

 

 

Will 7/1/1778

Isaac Thomas of Charlestown, mason

William James of Will Town, Bucks Co., tailor

1/26/1791

149a (western end)

£300

G2-182

G2-182

William & Rachel James, tailor of Charlestown

James Kenny

5/11/1792

73a 56p

£244 10s

Q3-537

James Kenny

 

1799

 

 

Not in County tax return.

Isaac Thomas

 

1799

 

 

Not in County tax return.

Alexander Kenny

 

1799

80a

 

County tax return, probably rented from James Kenny senior. Stone Dwelling house 18' x 18'; Log Dwelling house 18' x 18'; Log Barn 30' x 20'

James Kenny

Daniel, James, & Alexander Kenny

5/19/1846 (will)

137a 94p (2 tracts, 1 in West Pikeland;, 1 in Charlestown)

 

quoted in H5-65; all real estate

Daniel & Lucy Kenny; James & Juliann Kenny; all of Charlestown. Administration of James Kenny

Alexander Kenny

4/6/1848

2/3 part of 73a 56p in Charlestown + land in West Pikeland

$3,653

H5-65; release

H5-65

Enos Miles owned land in Uwchlan

Alexander Kenny

administrators George Shoffuer and Lydia Kenny, widow

1867

 

 

died intestate

George Shoffuer, administrator of the estate of Alexander Kenny

Oliver Shermann

4/8/1872

73a 56p

$11,700

E8-210; same description as H5-65

Oliver Sheneman

 

1883

73a 145p

 

Breou’s Atlas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Kenny

 

1799

114a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 18' x 18'; Log Springhouse10' x 12';Log Barn 60' x 20'; Log Stable 15' x 16'

Daniel & Elinor Kenny

Jacob Stonaker

2/22/1804

134a

5s

X2-424

Jacob Stonaker

Daniel Kenny

2/22/1804

134a

5s

X2-350

X2-350

Daniel Kenney

Daniel Shaffner

3/26/1804

134a

£1,200

Y2-48

Y2-48

Daniel Shaffner

Jacob Shuman

1804

2a 7p

 

Y2-112

Martin Shaffner

 

1883

104a

 

Breou’s Atlas

Subdivision of William James tract

Note: none of these tracts appear in the 1799 tax return

Branch A

David & Rachel Davis of Charlestown

Ezekial & Robert Alexander of East Whiteland

4/1/1812

100a

£2,000

G3-38

Administrator of estate of Robert Alexander

Joseph Henry

1827

13/16ths of 100a

 

Z3-537

Branch B

William & Rachel James, tailor of Pikeland

Andrew Whisler of Warwick, and Abraham Whisler of Pikeland. miller

5/13/1793

10a 16p

£70 14s

K2-280; neighbors James Kenny (to the north) and Jonathan Jones to the south

Andrew & Magdalen Whisler of Warwick and Abraham Whisler, miller of Pikeland

Henry Laubaugh of Uwchlan

8/23/1800

6a 6p

$180

S2-455

S2-455

Branch C

William & Rachel James, tailor of Charlestown

Jonathan Jones of Pikeland, carpenter

5/10/1793

3a 25p

£21 10s

O2-105; neighbors Andrew and Abraham Whisler (to the north)

Branch D

William & Rachel James, tailor of Charlestown

John Quinn, innkeeper, of West Whiteland

5/11/1792 (not 1794; see recording date)

15a 22p

£92 14s 10p

L2-244; subject to ground rent for the Friends of the City of Philadelphia

L2-244

John Quin

Executor, Thomas Ross, to sell real estate

7/27/1793 (will); 8/19/1793 (probate)

 

 

died

John Quin or Executor

 

 

 

 

No Chester County sale deed found

Branch E

William & Rachel James, tailor of Charlestown

Griffith Lewis of West Whiteland

9/3/1792

15a 20p

£98 17s 10d

H2-279; neighbors John Quinn (to the north) and William James’ other land (to the south)

Branch F

William & Rachel James, tailor of Uwchlan

Michael Lapp of East Whiteland

12/15/1794

13a 100p

£109 6s

L2-547

L2-547