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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.

Copy of deed obtained
Plan created
1796 land owner


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


Daniel Richards Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Richards

 

1796

10a

 

 

Daniel Richards

Abel Reece

1801

 

 

H3-290

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

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.

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)

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

Y2-116


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

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

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

William Sloanaker of Easttown

Griffith Weatherby et al

1830

 

 

C4-526

William and Eliza B. Sloanaker

Abes Beaumont of Radnor

1836

 

$1810

M4-4

Emmor Beaumont

Stephen D. Hunter

1842

 

$2050

W4-31; Messuage or tenement store house

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin & Valentine Kugler (execs of John Kugler

Samuel B. Thomas

1845

97.75a

 

E5-444; Easttown & Tredyffrin

Samuel B. Thomas

Benjamin Kugler

1845

 

 

E5-443

Benjamin & Susanna Kugler

John Kugler

1847

66a 66p

 

G5-242

John & Hannah Kugler

Pennsylvania Rail Road Company

1859

1a 3p

$150

L6-397; station tract

John Kugler

John McLoed

1861

50a

 

 

John McLoed

Henry Fritz

1866

 

 

 

Henry Fritz

John Maurice Lewis

1867

Lot 55' x 135'

 

See The Maurice Lewis House

Rev. John McLoed

 

1883

46a 2r 30p

 

Breou’s Atlas

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

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

1797

 

 

P2-30


Aiken Tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Llewellyn

 

1796

23a

 

 

Ann Llewellyn

David Llewellyn

1801

23a

 

T2-261

David Llewellyn

Alexander Templeton

1801

18a 57p

 

V2-243

Alexander & Ann Templeton

James Morris

1802

 

 

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

Aiken

 

1883

 

 

Breou

 

 

8/15/1896

 

 

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

Clara A. Aiken estate

 

July 1925

 

 

Sub-division Plan (1.87 Mb)

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

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


Cleaver house and store

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

Preston Lobb house

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


References from the Quarterly