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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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