Charlestown

Joseph Pidgeon tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Pidgeon

 

1715

340a

 

Tax return; no Chester County will or administration

Thomas Tresse of Philadelphia, merchant and his wife, Elizabeth (widow of Joseph Pidgeon)

Thomas Evans

12/19-20/1720

340a

 

Lease and release

Thomas & Hannah Evans of Pickering Mines

Stephen David of Chester County

11/28/1722

340a

 

Phila. F6-344

F6-344

Branch A

Stephen & Hannah David, carpenter of Easttown

David Davis

9/5/1733

150a

 

quoted in N-104 and B2-561

Gwellian & John James

David Davis

2/17/1750

48a

 

quoted in B2-561

David Davis of Charlestown

Mary Benson of Philadelphia, executrix of the last will of John Benson, baker

6/17/1763

150a

£130

N-104; mortgage?

N-104

David Davis

George Davis

7/1/1766

 

 

quoted in B2-561

George David of Charlestown and Mary his wife

David Davis of Charlestown

7/9/1766

198a

£133 13s 4d

O-293; mortgage

John Morton, sheriff (George David indebted to David Davies)

Isaac Wayne of Easttown

1767

198a

£90 6s 8d

B2-559

B2-559

Isaac Wayne of Easttown and Elizabeth his wife

Philip Rapp of Charlestown, Blacksmith

5/2/1774

198a

£800

B2-561

Philip Rapp

Frederick Rapp (95a); Philip (remainder of estate)

1/8/1793 (will); 4/24/1793 (probate)

 

died

Branch A.1

Frederick Rapp, wainwright

 

1799

95a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 25' x 30'; Log Barn 20' x 40'; Log Wainwright shop 20' x 16'

Frederick Rapp

 

1833

 

 

died intestate

Matthias Pennypacker and Jacob Rapp, administrators of the estate of Frederick Rapp

Joseph E. Anderson, Innkeeper

2/17/1834

103.5a

$6504 97.5c

N4-343

N4-343

Peter Caffery

 

1883

93a 2r 30p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch A.2

Philip Rapp, farmer

 

1799

95a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 26' x 30'; Stone Springhouse 10' x 8'; Log Barn 60' x 20'; Log Smithshop 16' x 14'; Log Wainwright shop 18' x 16'

Philip Rapp

 

1843

 

 

died intestate

Benjamin G. Rapp

 

1883

101a 25p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Branch B

Stephen & Hannah David

David Thomas, weaver of Charlestown

10/27/1736

169.5a

 

S-272

David, weaver & Elenor Thomas of Charlestown

John Thomas of Charlestown

5/20/1750

169.5a

£250

S-70

SurveyS-70

John Thomas of Charlestown and Sarah his wife

Buckeridge Sims of Philadelphia, merchant

11/17/1766

169.5a

£150

O-379; mortgage

John, yeoman, & Sarah Thomas of Charlestown

John Vaslar (Wersler?) of Douglas township, Philadephia county, carpenter

5/15/1771

169.5a

£575

S-72

John & Margaret Vaslar

David Havard of Tredyffrin

5/1/1772

169.5a

£60

S-73, mortgage

John Wersler

George Wesler (Wersler?)

 

17.5a 20p

 

Not conveyed before John Wersler’s death

John Wesler

 

1778

 

 

died intestate

Branch B.1 Jacob & John Wersler

Phillip Clare and Mary his wife, Henry Vestler, Phillip Rapp and Catherine his wife, all of Charlestown

John Vesler and Jacob Vesler of Charlestown

12/22/1797

169.5a

 

P2-594; quitclaim for deed S-72 tract of 169.5a

Jacob Wesler, blacksmith

 

1799

75a

 

Tax return; Log Hay house 30' x 22'; Log Smith shop 14' x 16'; Coal house 10' x 12';

John Wesler, weaver

 

1799

75a

 

Tax return; Stone Dwelling house 22' x 16'; Stone Springhouse 12' x 16'; Log Weaving shop 14' x 18' Frame Barn 30' x 40'

John Wersler of Charlestown (weaver)

Jacob Wersler of Charlestown (yeoman)

5/30/1807

64a 2r 22p + 10a

 

D3-500; deed of partition

Jacob Wersler of Charlestown (yeoman)

John Wersler of Charlestown (weaver)

5/30/1807

64a 2r 26p + 10a

 

R3-146; partition

Heirs of John Wersler

Jacob Coffman

4/1/1831

80.5a

$3,050

E4-48; see Branch B.1.a below for later history

Jacob and Barbara Wersler

John G. Wesler & Benjamin Funk

5/4/1835

 

 

Letter of Attorney; Attorney book E5-400

Jacob Wersler

 

1836

 

 

Died intestate

John G. Wersler, administrator of the estate of Jacob Wersler

Thomas J. Grover

8/30/1836

64a 2r 22p + 10a

$5,000

M4-642

John G. Wersler

 

1851

 

Atlas; Sawmill

John G. Wersler

 

1877

 

 

Died

Estate of John G. Wersler

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Thomas J. Grover

 

1883

74a 2r 22p

 

Breou’s atlas; Schuylkill & Charlestown townships

Branch B.1.a

Heirs of John Wersler

Jacob Coffman

4/1/1831

80.5a

$3,050

E4-48; from above

Isaac Coffman & Eliza, his wife

Edward Schofield

4/4/1837

80.5a

$5,600

O4-176

Edward & Susanna Schofield

Charles M. Wheatley

4/1/1853

80.5a

$5,375

T5-198

Charles M. Wheatley of New York City, now Schuylkill township

Edward F. Sanderson of New York City

6/24/1853

½ part of 80.5a

$5,000

U5-56

Edward F. Sanderson & Julia, his wife, of Sheffield, England

Charles M. Wheatley

3/18/1857

½ part of 80.5a

$3,082 52c

F6-555

Charles & Martha Wheatley

Thomas E. Hampton

11/8/1858

80.5a

$6,000

K6-118

Thomas & Harriett Hampton

William Sowden

4/8/1879

80.5a

$6,037 50c

D9-79

William Sowden

 

1883

80a 2r

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch B.2 George Wersler

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

Relic & heirs of John Wesler (Elijah Funk and Margaret his wife, Philip Blaire and Mary his wife, John Wesler, Henry Wesler, Catherine Wesler and Jacob Wesler each of Charlestown)

George Wesler

3/7/1791

17.5a 20p

£88 2s 6d

F2-327

SurveyF2-327

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

Rebecca Bones, daughter

1832; will dated 2/4/1826

101a

 

Died

Rebecca Bones et al

Samuel Pennypacker

3/30/1852

99a 140p

$4,993 75c

Q5-366

Samuel & Margaret Pennypacker

John McConaghy

4/1/1858

93a 94.5p

$5,993 18.75c

G6-419

John & Mary McConaghy

Henry Detwiler

3/28/1864

93a 94.5p

$7,019 29c

X6-79

X6-79

Jacob Rickabaugh

 

1883

93a 2r 14p

 

Breou’s atlas