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Berwyn 1796 onwards

 

Note: in these deed histories distances are quoted in perches (p) of length 16.5 feet. Areas are quoted in acres (a) and square perches (p). There are 160 square perches to an acre. In a few cases roods (a quarter of an acre) are also used.


See Table 4 Wood(east) for the earlier deed history of the Berwyn area.

1796 Status

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Richards

 

1796

10a

 

 

Henry Ruth

 

1796

32a 117p

 

 

Samuel Bittle

 

1796

22a 100p

 

 

Ann Llewelyn

1796

23a

 

 

James Brown

 

1786

43a

 

Alexander Templeton renting?

John Lewellyn

 

1796

50a (2 tracts)

 

County tax; William Reed renting

David Llewellyn

 

1796

73a (2 tracts)

 

County Tax; Stone house, Dwelling House, Log Barn

Henry Fox

 

1796

11a

 

Exact location of this tract unknown at present; Additional 72a next to Waynesborough

Berwyn1796
Berwyn Land Ownership in 1796


Table A - Daniel Richards Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Richards

 

1796

10a

 

 

Daniel Richards

Abel Reece

4/1/1801

4a 20p

£59 16s

H3-290

H3-290

Abel Reece / Reese

Benjamin Weatherby

4/2/1813

4a 20p

 

H3-291

Table B - Henry Fox Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Fox

 

1796

11a

 

 

Henry & Mary Fox

Samuel King

4/15/1797

 

 

P2-238

Samuel & Catharine King

Jacob Detwiler

     

F5-350

Jacob Detwiler

       

died

John Kolb &Henry Detwiler (admin. of Jacob Detwiler)

Peter Burn & Mifflin Lewis

1849

 

$1,540

H5-605

Peter and Elizabeth Burn & Mifflin and Eliza C. Lewis

John Kugler

1854

   

A6-247

Table C - James Brown Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Brown

 

1796

43a

 

 

James Brown

William Neil

1805

29a 58p

 

A3-34

See Mary A. Lewis tract for further details.

Table D - Torbet-Kugler Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel & Margaret Bittle

John Llewellyn

2/7/1797

4a

£36

T2-40

John & Ann Llewellyn

Christian Houseman

4/1/1797

15a & 4a

£445

T2-114; Fox Inn (see Henry Fox and the Fox Inn in Easttown)

T2-114

Fox Inn
Fox Inn (located on the 15 acre tract)

Henry & Mary Ruth

David Llewellyn

1801

9a

 

T2-523

Christian Houseman

William Neil

3/29/1802

 

£431

W2-19

David Llewellyn

William Torbet

1804

4 tracts: 35 acres (see Table 4.1 Wood(east)), 9 acres (see above), 34 3/4 acres (see Table 4.1 Wood(east)), and 23 acres (see Aiken tract)

£2200

Y2-176

Springhouse tavern
Springhouse Inn, probably built by William Torbet; reference: The Fox and Springhouse Taverns

William Neil

Elizabeth McCullough

1804

 

 

Y2-131

William Neil

William Torbet

1806

14a 60p

 

B3-140

Jesse John, Sheriff (property of Elizabeth McCullough)

William Torbet

1807

 

 

C3-20

William & Jane Torbet

John Smith

1808

2a

$600

B3-455

John & Ann Smith

Mordecai Moore

1811

 

 

G3-26

William Torbet

 

1812

 

 

Died intestate leaving widow and 6 children. Land awarded to Alexander Torbet

Mordecai & Sarah Moore

Evan Roberts

1813

2a + 17a 115p

 

H3-250; for disposition see Joseph Williams tract

Alexander & Elizabeth Torbet

John Kugler

1814

100.75a

 

I3-489

John Kugler jr.

John Kugler sr.

5/7/1820

100.45a

 

R3-434; Tredyffrin & Easttown

R3-434

John and Mary Kugler of Tredyffrin

William Sloanaker

4/3/1829

2a

$400

B4-498; Easttown and Tredyffrin; see Local titles in Easttown and Tredyffrin : Article VI : The Stephen D. Hunter tract, TEQ vol 3, #2

Sloanmaker

William Sloanaker of Easttown

Griffith Weatherby et al

1830

 

 

C4-526

William and Eliza B. Sloanaker

Abes Beaumont of Radnor

3/31/1836

2a

$1810

M4-4

Emmor Beaumont

Stephen D. Hunter

4/1/1842

2a

$250

W4-31; Messuage or tenement store house

Stephen D. & Elizabeth Hunter

Joseph C. Smith

4/8/1848

105p

$700

F5-539; messuage

Stephen D. & Elizabeth Hunter

James Brooke

1/28/1879

1a 55p

$2,500

A9-188; frame tenement or store house

James Brooke

Frank Stauffer

10/13/1879

1a 55p

$2,500

E9-16; frame tenement or store house

Frank & Etta Stauffer

Pennsylvania Railroad

5/1/1880

0.313a

$100

G9-478

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin & Valentine Kugler (execs of John Kugler)

Samuel B. Thomas

3/29/1845

97.75a

$1543 75c

E5-444; Easttown & Tredyffrin

Samuel B. Thomas

Benjamin Kugler

3/29/1845

97.75a

$1543 75c

E5-443

Benjamin & Susanna Kugler

John Kugler

3/27/1847

66a 66p

$55

G5-242

John & Hannah Kugler

Thomas Matthews

4/1/1859

17a 2r 17.5p

$1,584 84c

K6-480; see John Frick tract for continuation

John & Hannah Kugler

Pennsylvania Rail Road Company

8/12/1859

1a 3p

$150

L6-397; station tract

John Kugler

John McLoed

3/9/1861

59a 3r 7.8p

$5,082 90c

O6-567

John & Elizabeth McLoed

William Clark

9/13/1862

9a 1r 8.7p - 15,000ft2

$1,000

T6-478; see table D.8

John McLoed

Henry Fritz

8/4/1866

1.75a 22p

$2,000

C7-287; Fritz Lumber tract; see table D.9

John & Elizabeth McLoed

Charles Clark

2/3/1870

1a 8.5p

$500

Y7-37; see table D.8

John & Elizabeth McLoed

Martha Stetson

8/31/1871

54p

$2,300

B8-223

John & Elizabeth McLeod

Henry Freeman

10/31/1874

1a 23.6p

$1

O8-136; see table D.1 below for continuation

John & Elizabeth McLeod

Mary R. Kauffman

7/1/1878

41.7p

$1

A9-42; see table D.10 below for continuation

John McLoed

George Tobler

12/7/1882

1.4a

$1,500

M9-498

Rev. John McLoed

 

1883

46a 2r 30p

 

Breou’s Atlas

Table D.1

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John & Elizabeth McLeod

Henry Freeman

10/31/1874

1a 23.6p

$1

O8-136

Henry & Susan Freeman

John Simes

10/6/1875

 

$7,500

S8-103

John & Matilda Simes

John Freeman

12/9/1875

 

$9,000

S8-148

Henry & Susan Freeman

S. Jones Garber

7/3/1876

 

$6,500

V8-207

S. Jones & Sarah Garber

George Tobler

6/4/1879

 

$7,000

D9-214

Table D.2

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John & Elizabeth McLoed

Isaac Cleaver

5/2/1872

148.5p

$1,000

C8-262

Cleaver house and store

Cleaver store

I. A. Cleaver house & store, Lancaster Avenue
from History of Chester County by Futhey & Cope, 1881

Table D.3

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John & Elizabeth McLeod

Henry Freeman

10/31/1874

1a 23.6p

$1

O8-136

Henry & Susan Freeman

Samuel Jones Garber

5/16/1877

113p

$500

W8-317

Samuel Jones Garber

Isaac Cleaver

1/2/1878

113p

 

Y8-193

Table D.4

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Wertz

Isaac Cleaver

5/30/1887

(2a 75.6p - 0.25a) + 0.722a + 0.272a + 0.384a + 0.21a

$1

I10-178

Table D.5

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Kromer, assignee of the goods of Henry Harrison

Isaac Cleaver

5/15/1889

0.108a

$2,525

N10-423

Table D.6

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Sharp

Isaac Cleaver

7/8/1888

0.227

$2,200

L10-61

Table D.7

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Sharp

Isaac Cleaver

7/8/1888

0.264

$2,000

L10-118

Table D.8 - Between Waterloo & Main Avenues

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John & Elizabeth McLoed

William Clark

9/13/1862

9a 1r 8.7p - 15,000ft2

$1,000

T6-478; see table D for earlier history

William Clark

John McLoed

9/26/1864

9a 1r 8.7p - 15,000ft2 (Trinity Church)

$4,000

X6-296

John & Elizabeth McLoed

Eliza Clark

1/17/1866

1a 3r 6.92p

$2,500

A7-399; buildings, no messuage

William & Eliza Clark

Charles Thompson

3/16/1867

1a 3r 6.92p

$2,500

E7-398

Charles & Margaret Thompson

J. Morton Thompson

2/25/1869

1a 3r 6.92p

$3,000

R7-45

J. Morton Thompson

Margaret Thompson

2/26/1869

1a 3r 6.92p

$3,000

R7-44

William Clark

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas

Margaret Thompson

J. Morton Thompson

5/22/1875

1a 3r 6.92p

$5,500

Q8-259

X6-296

J. Morton Thompson

Dr. Theodore L. Adams

5/9/1883

0.22a

$450

S9-148

J. M. Thompson

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Dr. T. Adams

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s atlas

Thompson, 1883

Breou’s atlas, 1883

Table D.9 - Fritz Lumber

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John McLoed

Henry Fritz

8/4/1866

1.75a 22p

$2,000

C7-287; Fritz Lumber tract

C7-287

Henry Fritz

John Maurice Lewis

4/2/1867

Lot 55' x 135'

$1,000

H7-94; See The Maurice Lewis House

Henry Fritz

 

1870

 

 

Died

Hugh Steen, guardian of the estates of William and Henry Fritz, minor children, & Mary Steen (previously Fritz)

Pennsylvania Railroad Company

10/28/1878

0.628a - 0.364

$600 + $1

C9-164

Hugh and Mary (previously Fritz) Steen & Henry Fritz

William H. Fritz

6/3/1892

1.043a

$6,000

Y10-534

Table D.10

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John & Elizabeth McLeod

Mary R. Kauffman

7/1/1878

41.7p

$1

A9-42

Mary R. Kauffman

Pusey Pernack

5/20/1889

41.7p

$2,000

W10-104

Pusey & Ann Pernack

Henry O. Garber

4/16/1894

41.7p

$3,000

D11-452

Table E - Henry Ruth Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Ruth

David & Jacob Ruth & Barbara Ruth Coffman

1823

 

 

Died; administration & partition into 3 parts. #2 David Ruth

David & Jacob Ruth

Barbara Coffman

5/22/1824

32a

$1000

X3-44 No Coffman sale deed found in Chester County

Table F - Samuel Bittle Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Bittle

 

1796

22a 100p

 

 

Samuel & Margaret Bittle

John Llewellyn

2/7/1797

4a

£36

T2-40; see Torbet-Kugler tract

Samuel & Margaret Bittle

Whitehead Weatherby

2/22/1797

18a 100p

£95

P2-30

P2-30

Table G - Aiken Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Llewellyn

 

1796

23a

 

 

Ann Llewellyn

David Llewellyn

4/18/1801

23a

£100

T2-261

David Llewellyn

Alexander Templeton

1801

18a 57p

 

V2-243

Alexander & Ann Templeton

James Morris

4/16/1802

18a 57p

£110

W2-166

W2-166

James Morris

William Neill

1813

 

 

I3-48

William & Margaret Neill

James Gamble

4/1/1814

10a 50p

 

I3-409

Peter Osborne, Sheriff (premises of James Gamble)

William Gamble

1833

10a

$1970

H4-81

Sheriff (premises of William Gamble)

Samuel White

 

10a 52p

 

D6-206; messuage two tenements

Samuel White

Thomas Aiken

1870

10a 126p

$6150

U7-267

U7-267

Aiken

 

1883

 

 

Breou

Thomas Aiken

Thomas J. Aiken, Claire Aiken (wife of James Aiken), and Mary J. Wells

8/15/1896

2.386a + 0.842a + 0.481a + 0.374a + 0.115a + 0.109a + 0.386a + 0.186a + 0.082a

 

R11-199; Sub-division Plan (2.85 Mb)

Clara A. Aiken estate

 

July 1925

 

 

Sub-division Plan (1.87 Mb)

Table G.1

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Aiken

Charles Weaver

11/17/1886

0.094a

$1,700

E10-581, part of U7-267

Charles Weaver & wife

Henry O. Garber

3/30/1893

0.094a

$2,600

C11-366

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas J. Aiken & wife

Henry O. Garber

9/17/1898

0.082a

$1,500

V11-406; tract #9 in R11-199

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry O. Garber, widower

Edna Garber Burns and Elizabeth G. Pyle (daughters)

4/21/1934

0.094a + 0.082a

$1

I21-118; 2 messuages; Reserving the right of occupancy

Raymond & Edna Garber Burns

Elizabeth G. Pyle

10/30/1943

½ part of 0.094a + 0.082a

$4,000

Q21-31

Table G.2 Alleva tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Aiken

 

 

 

 

 

Peter J. Trego

 

1883 - 1894

Lot & buildings

 

Taxes

Margaret Jennie Trego

 

1895 - 1900

Lot & buildings

 

Taxes (no 1901 taxes available)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edna Creeley

Karl & Anna Lichtenfeld

6/28/1940

 

 

H20-167; incorrect, quoted in D52-345

Samuel Lichtenfeld, executor of the will of Anna Lichtenfeld

Louis J. & Mary L. Alleva

11/30/1977

0.235a

$25,500

D52-345

Mary L. Alleva

Eadah Family Limited Partnership

4/29/2004

0.235a

$135,000

B6152-1660

Table G.3 Henry Garber tracts

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Aiken

Henry O. Garber

10/10/1889

0.114a

$320

S10-238; part of U7-267

Thomas Aiken

Phenes Garber

10/10/1889

0.114a

$320

S10-241; part of U7-267

Thomas Aiken

Henry O. Garber

6/25/1891

0.131a

$368

Y10-85

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Aiken

Charles Weaver

11/17/1886

0.094a

$1,700

E10-581

Charles & Ella Weaver

Henry O. Garber

3/30/1893

0.094a

$2,600

C11-366

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick Pile, trustee

Lindley, Ida, & Humbolt Garber of Philadelphia

6/5/1886

Lot on Spring Garden Street + 4a 25p + woodlot (both in Tredyffrin)

 

L11-24

Pusey & Ann Pernack

Henry O. Garber

4/16/1894

41.7p

$3,000

D11-452; see table D.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Aiken

John Dunn

3/12/1885

0.082a

$1,500

A10-315

John & Elizabeth Dunn

Thomas Aiken

2/16/1892

0.082a

$1,500

I11-78

Thomas Aiken

Thomas J. Aiken, Claire Aiken (wife of James Aiken), and Mary J. Wells

8/15/1896

0.082a

 

R11-199; see above, part of a larger tract

Thomas & Susan Aiken, Claire Aiken (wife of James Aiken), and Mary J. Wells

Henry O. Garber

9/17/1898

0.082a

$1,500

V11-406

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table H - John Keller Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Ryan

John Keller

4/1/1881

 

 

L9-208

John & Elizabeth Keller

William H. Fritz

8/31/1886

0.788a

$1,000

L10-27

Fritz1897

Fritz & Keller properties shown in 1897 atlas; north to the right


Table I - Preston Lobb House

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John & Eliza McLeod

Preston Lobb

11/13/1877

1a 32p

$900

Y8-248

Lobb house

Preston Lobb house, Berwyn and Woodside Avenues, demolished 1988
from History of Chester County by Futhey & Cope, 1881


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