Charlestown

Table 16 Francis Rawles tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Rawles

 

1715

340a

 

Tax return; no Chester County will or administration; not in 1722 taxes

Francis (deceased) & Martha Rawles of Phildelphia and Joseph & Rebecca Pidgeon of Bucks Co., merchant

Samuel Sellars of Darby, weaver

3/25 - 26/ 1725

340a

 

Lease & release. No Chester County deed, quoted in E-456

Samuel jr. & Ruth Sellars

Samuel Marshall

12/2 - 3/ 1734

340a

 

Lease & release. No Chester County deed, quoted in E-456

Samuel & Sarah Marshall of Wilmighton

John Yarnall of Edgemont

7/31/1735

340a

£180

E-456; no Chester County sale deed found

E-456

Branch A

Abigail (widow of John), Philip, & Nathan Yarnall of Edgmont

Rees Francis

11/1-2/1750

136a 65p

 

Lease & Release; quoted in G2-260

Rees & Lettice Francis of Whiteland

John Francis, eldest son, of Charlestown

7/1/1758

136a 65p + 7.5a 12p

 

G2-260; See Martha Durant tract for earlier history of 7.5a tract

G2-260

John Francis

 

1758 - 1799

144a

 

Tax returns

John Francis, Farmer

 

1799

150a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 18' x 20'; Stone Kitchen 18' x 10'; Log Barn 40' x 24'

John & Ann Francis

Henry & Rachel (daughter of John & Ann) Jenkins

1/26/1808

84a 82p

£200

C3-69

Henry & Rachel Jenkins; John G. Bull, Thomas Bodley, Jacob Neiler (attorneys)

Rees Bell

9/8/1817

84a 82p

$8,000

P3-249

Rees & Mary Bell

Nathaniel Smith

4/1/1819

1a, part of 84a 82p

$150

S3-313

James Sloan, executor of the estate of Rees Bell

David Sherer

4/1/1821

87a 72p

$3,978 97c

S3-154

David & Martha Shearer

Samuel Steel Walley

4/5/1830

87a 140p

$4,964 93c

C4-453

C4-453

Samuel Steel Walley

 

1860

 

 

died

Mary Walley

 

1883

70a?

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch A.1

Benjamin Funk, executor of the will of Elijah Funk who was the executor of Henry Jenkins

James Steward, cooper

5/18/1825

26a 109p

$533 62.5c

Y3-335

Branch B

John & Margaret Thomas

Mathias Tyson

10/12/1772

 

 

quoted in T-139

Mathias Tyson of Charlestown, miller, and Catherine his wife

John Thomas of Charlestown

10/13/1772

199a

£500

T-139; mortgage

T-139

John Thomas

 

 

 

 

not in tax returns for this parcel

Sheriff (Henry Hayes)

Cornelius Tyson

2/3/1774

 

 

Deed poll; no Chester County deed found; quoted in B2-323

James Alexander

 

1774

190a

 

Taxes

James Alexander

 

1775

199a

 

Taxes

James Alexander

 

1778

190a

 

Taxes

James Alexander

 

1780

200a

 

Taxes

James Alexander

 

1785

200a

 

Taxes

Cornelius & Barbara Tyson

James Alexander

1/23/1785

 

 

Quoted in B2-323; no Chester County deed found

Sheriff (debt of James Alexander)

James Parker

2/1/1786

200a

£540

B2-323; messuage and tract bounded by Isaac Potts & Co, Henry Miller et al.

James Parker

George Wersler

1786

199a

 

B2-325

B2-325

George Wersler

 

1786

170a

 

Taxes; Sawmill

George Wersler

 

1791

216a

 

Taxes; Sawmill

George Wersler, Farmer

 

1799

198a + 18a occupied

 

Taxes; Stone Dwelling house 20' x 35'; Stone Springhouse 14' x 16'; Log Dwelling house 26' x 20'; Log Dwelling house 18' x 21'; Log/Stone Barn 26' x 16'; Frame Saw Mill

George Wersler

 

1832

 

 

died; see below and Branch B.1 for continuation

John G. Wersler

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas

John G. Wersler

 

1877

 

 

died intestate

Milton & William, Wersler, administrators of the estate of John G. Wersler

Abijah Stephens

4/9/1883

106a 61p

$6,895

U9-14; part of B2-325

U9-14

Abijah Stephens

 

1883

106a 1r 21p

 

Breou’s atlas

Milton Wersler

 

1883

69a 38p

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch B.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Bones, widow (daughter of George Wersler) et al, children and heirs of William Bones

Samuel Pennypacker

3/30/1852

99a 140p

$4,993 75c

Q5-366

Samuel & Margaret Pennypacker

John McConaghy

4/1/1858

93a 94.5p

$5,999 18.75c

G6-419

John & Mary McConaghy

Henry Detwiler

3/26/1864

93a 94.5p

$7019 29c

X6-79

Samuel & Margaret Pennypacker

Joseph Jacobs

3/29/1866

6a 45p

$160 17c

E7-267

Henry & Catharine Detwiler

Joseph Jacobs

4/3/1871

93a 74.5p

$7,000

B8-101

George Jacobs & David Detwiler, assignees of Joseph & Sarah Jacobs

Abraham Skunk

4/7/1873

93a 74.5p + 6a 45p

$7,000

G8-351

Jonathan Rees, assignee of Abraham & Susanna Skunk or Strunk

Jacob Rickabaugh

10/31/1881

93a 74.5p + 6a

$4,450

N9-213

Jacob Rickbaugh

 

1883

93a 2r 14p

 

Breou’s atlas