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Table 4 Wood (east) tract

 

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
1777 land owner
1796 land owner
1777 and 1796 land owner

Table 4 Wood (east)

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Penn

William Shardlow & William Wood

12/5/1684 (surveyed)

3380a of 5000a quoted in B-25

 

Phila. Deed G-1-222?

William Wood

Joseph Wood

1690?

Half of 3380a

 

Inheritance; partition requested;

William Shardlow

 

1690?

Half of 3380a

 

partition requested;

 

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Wood

John Wood, brother

4/3/1690

500a

 

F-158

Joseph Wood

George Simcock, carpenter of Darby, and Susanna (nee Wood) his wife

1690

250a

 

A-108; see TEQ v1, #2

John Wood

Howell James

3/10/1691 or 1694

500a

 

quoted in F-159

Howell James

Edward Hughes

11/19/1703

500a

 

F-159

Evan Hughes & Aaron Roberts (execs?)

Morgan Hughes

 

100a

 

Deed not found; quoted in X2-137; Continuation in Table 4.4

Wood(east)

Wood(east) Tract showing early owners

Table 4.1 Berwyn (250 acres)

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Wood

George Simcock, carpenter of Darby, and Susanna (nee Wood) his wife

1690

250a

 

A-108; see TEQ v1, #2

George (merchant) and Susanna Simcock

Matthew Clemenson

2/7/1692

250a + 250a

£27 10s

A-143

Matthew Clemson of Philadelphia, merchant

John Jones of Chester County, gentleman

1698

250a + 250a

 

A-213; see Table 4.5 for the history of the southern tract (adjacent to Newtown)

John Jones

John Bentley

1701

 

 

Recited; no Chester County deed

John Bentley

William David

1703

 

 

Recited; no Chester County deed

William David

John Hugh

1704

 

 

Recited; no Chester County deed

John Hugh of Blockley, husbandman

Llewellyn David of Radnor, sawyer

1705

 

 

B-40

Llewellyn David

Lewis Walker

1708

 

 

Recited; no Chester County deed

 

 

1715

 

 

Lewis Walker not in Easttown tax list.

Lewis and Mary Walker

Robert Rogers

1718

 

£60

D-449

Robert Rogers of Easttown, Yeoman

Peter Elliott of Radnor, Blacksmith

10/4/1723

250a

 

D-451

Peter Elliott

Morris Elliott

 

50a

 

Recited; no Chester County deed; Early History of Berwyn, 7, #3; see Table4.1.1

Peter Elliott

James Elliott

1758

200a

 

Died; will

Sheriff (James Elliott, executor of Peter Elliott)

John Llewellyn

1759

200a

 

L-351;

John Llewellyn

Joseph Williams

10/12/1762

200a

£265 2s

M-473 (mortgage)

John Llewellyn

 

1762

 

 

administration

John, David, & Ann Llewellyn

Mordecai Moore

9/22/1779

66a 10p

 

W-88

Mordecai Moore

Samuel Richards

11/3/1779

32a 100p

£1050

Q2-459; part of 66a 10p; see deed plan

Samuel Richards

Daniel Richards

 

10a

 

Will proved 1782

Mordecai & Elizabeth Moore

Henry Ruth

10/1/1784

32a 117p

£139

B2-113; see deed plan

Henry Ruth

Henry Fox

10/5/1784

11a

£66

E2-508; see deed plan

Beulah Richards and Jacob Walker, executors of will of Samuel Richards

Samuel Bittle

3/2/1791

22a 100p

£79 4s

K2-42

John Llewellyn et al

Ann Llewelyn

1779

66.25 a

£2,000

W-187

Ann Llewellyn

James Brown

1785

43a

£165

A2-463

John & Ann Llewellyn

David Llewellyn

1779

34.75a

 

W-27

David & Ann Llewellyn

John Llewellyn

1779

34a (estimated)

 

Chester County deed not found

For the post 1796 history see Berwyn(post1796)

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Kugler

Rev. John McLeod

3/9/1861

 

$5082.92

http://www.tehistory.org/hqda/html/v11/v11n3p065.html

Rev. John McLeod

 

1883

 

 

Breou’s Atlas

Table 4.1.1 Thomas Williams tract (50 acres)

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Elliott

Morris Elliott

 

50a

 

Recited; no Chester County deed; Early History of Berwyn, 7, #3

Morris Elliott

?

 

 

 

Deed not found, quoted in Q1-4.

George & Catharine King

William Braneman

12/26/1761

 

 

Deed not found, quoted in Y-405

William & Mary Braneman

Thomas Williams

4/10/1769

 

 

Deed not found, quoted in Y-405

Thomas Williams

Henry Ruth

5/15/1784

50a

£300

Y-405

Henry Ruth

Jacob Waters

1793

50a

 

H2-392

Jacob & Ann Waters

Henry Zook

1795

50a

£600

O2-210

Henry & Barbara Zook

John Llewellyn

4/10/1795

15a

£300

O2-212; Fox tavern

Henry & Barbara Zook

David Llewellyn

6/1/1795

35a

£350

N2-376

John Lewellyn

 

1796

50a

 

County tax; William Reed renting

David Llewellyn

 

1796

73a

 

County Tax; Stone house, Dwelling House, Log Barn

Table 4.2 Philip Davis - Travelgwyn (100 acres)

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From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Hughes

Philip & Margaret Davis

12/4/1706

100a

£20

Northern part of 500a; Travelgwyn; no Chester County deed; quoted in B2-69

Philip Davis

Evan Hugh

2/16/1722

 

£170

Messuage; Grove Hall; see Travelgwyn by Franklin Burns; no deed found; quoted in B2-69

Evan & Ann Hugh

Griffith Hughes

2/20/1723

 

£140

see Travelgwyn by Franklin Burns; no Chester County deed found; quoted in B2-69

Griffith Hughes

Mordecai Lewis

8/2/1725 or 1735

 

 

Mortgage; see Travelgwyn by Franklin Burns; no Chester County deed found

Griffith Hughes

Benjamin Duffield

1736

 

 

E-453; Mortgage;

Griffith Hughes

Griffith James

2/13/1743 or 4/29/1743

 

£120

see Travelgwyn by Franklin Burns; Philadelphia deed D2 (vol. 2) - 316

Griffith James

Ann, then Hannah James

8/24/1764

 

 

Will; quoted in B2-69

Ann James

 

10/3/1765

 

 

died

Whitehead and Hannah (nee James) Weatherby

Isaac Vanleer

2/17/1786

100a

£750

B2-69

Isaac Vanleer

Whitehead and Hannah Weatherby

2/17/1786

100a

£750

B2-71; Whitehead now on deed

Whitehead Weatherby

 

1796

100a

 

County tax; 2 Stone Houses, Log Kitchen and Shop

Hannah Weatherby

 

5/14/1820

 

 

died

Whitehead Weatherby

 

5/19/1820

 

 

died

Whitehead Weatherby

Joseph Weatherby

 

4a

 

inheritance

Whitehead Weatherby

Griffith Weatherby

 

96a

 

inheritance

Griffith Weatherby

Susan M. & George N. Waters

9/18/1869

3a + ~35a?

 

died

Griffith Weatherby

Griffith Weatherby Johnson

 

3a + ~30a

 

inheritance

Griffith Weatherby

 

 

3a

 

inheritance

Griffith Weatherby

Harriet Ivester

 

61.197a

 

inheritance

Mrs. Harriet Ivester

 

1883

61a 4p

 

Breou’s Atlas; east of Waterloo Avenue

Susan W. Waters

 

1883

38a 7r 22p

 

Breou’s Atlas; west of Waterloo Avenue

G. Waters

 

1883

small plot

 

Breou’s Atlas; between Waterloo Avenue and Sotuh Fairfield Road

W. Quigley

 

1883

small plot

 

Breou’s Atlas; between Waterloo Avenue and Sotuh Fairfield Road

William Quigley

William Dawson

1894

 

 

 

Table 4.3 Richard Hill (200 acres)

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Hughes

Richard Hill

1708

200a

£100

C-54; no details

Richard Hill of Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

No Chester County sale deed

Stephen & Hanna David

Griffith Hughes (clerk)

12/1/1734

236.5a

 

Lease and Release; messuage and tenement; quoted in F-410

Griffith Hughs

Benjamin Duffield

10/21/1736

236.5a

£150

E-453 (mortgage) ; Neighbors: Shardlow (E & W); Evan Hughs (N); Edward Williams (S)

Sheriff

Mordecai Lewis

12/1/1739

 

 

 

Sheriff

Mordecai Lewis

5/29/1740

 

£280

 

Mordecai Lewis

Howell Howell

10/1/1742

236.5a

£320

F-410

Howell Howell

David & Joseph Howell

11/6/1750 (will)

 

 

Died; will proved 11/20/1751

Elizabeth & David Howell, execs. of Howell Howell

Thomas Rowland

1/10/1755

50a

 

Sold according to will; Deed not found; quoted in Q2-133

David Howell

James Scott

2/3/1759

186.5a

 

L-247 (mortgage)

David Howell

James Scott

11/10/1762

186.5a

£700

Q2-115

Thomas Rowland

James Scott

4/7/1764

50a

£250

Q2-113

James Scott

John Scott, only son, Lydia Scott, Hannah Lewis, daughters

1775

 

 

died Intestate; Chester County administration

John Scott

Ann Scott, only heir?

1775

 

 

died intestate; Chester County administration

Heirs of James Scott

 

1796

286.5 a

 

2 Stone houses, Barns Stone and Frame, Stone Spring House; owned by Azariah Lewis. 1796 County Tax

Ann Scott

Azariah Lewis

1798

 

 

Q2-196

Ann Scott

Azariah Lewis & Lydia Scott

5/29/1798

125a

5s

Q2-156; misses out Hannah Lewis in introduction. Northern part of 236a

Azariah & Hannah Lewis & Lydia Scott

Ann Scott

5/29/1798

111.5a

£62 10s

Q2-158; release. Southern part of 236a

Azariah & Hannah Lewis

Hannah Lewis jr. (daughter)

5/22/1829

125a

$3,000

D4-228

Hannah Lewis jr.

Alexander E. Findley

1837

125a

$7,000

O4-324

Alexander E. Findley

Hannah Lewis jr.

1841

   

T4-294

Table 4.4 Morgan Hughes (200 acres)

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Hughes

Morgan Hughes

?

 

 

No deed or inheritance found

Morgan Hughes

Benjamin Hughes

11/21/1726 (will)

100a

 

will proved 8/31/1727; quoted in N-126 and X2-139

Evan Hughes (eldest son of Edward Hughes) & Aaron Roberts (probably daughter of Edward Hughes involved)

Morgan Hughes

12/20/1728

100a

 

Release; No Chester County Deed; quoted in X2-137

Morgan & Margaret Hughes

Edward Williams

3/8/1730

100a

£102

X2-137

Benjamin Hughes

George Morrall

10/22/1762

95.5a

£363

N-126; it is not clear where this 100 acres comes from.

George Morrall

Michael Thomas

9/15/1763

95.5a

£117

N-158 (mortgage)

Patricia Morrall (admin of George Worrall)

Edward Williams

10/21/1765

43a 125p

£172

X2-139

Edward Williams

Griffith Williams

 

16a

 

quoted in P2-472

Edward Williams

Griffith Williams

1766

127a

 

Implied inheritance

Edward Williams

Abigail, Jennis, and Leah (daughters)

1766 (probate)

probably 51a 95p

 

inheritance; quoted in E2-212

Abigail & Miles Thomas, Leah & John Young

Samuel Bittle

9/1/1789

51a 95p? (actually nearer 41a)

£133 13s 8d

E2-212

Griffith Williams

 

1790

100a

 

Mortgage book E-15

Griffith & Dinah Williams

Samuel Bittle

2/15/1796

16a

£108

P2-472

Samuel Bittle

 

1796

72a

 

County Tax; Stone House, Barn, Spring House; see Jabes Beaumont tract for later deeds

Griffith Williams

 

1803

127.75a

 

Died intestate

Jane McDermot & Sarah Taylor (both nee Williams)

John Williams

5/3/1806

127.75a

£1103 15s

Z2-416 Release

Table 4.5 Waterloo Mills (250 acres)

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Clemenson

John Jones

5/3/1698

250a + 250a

£40

A-231

John Jones

Jeremiah Jerman

3/20/1700

 

 

Quoted in K2-291

Jeremiah Jerman

Richard Miles

2/20/1709

250a

 

Quoted in K2-291

Richard Miles

 

 

 

 

Not in 1715 tax list; no Chester County probate

Sarah Miles, Joseph Powell, & Mirick Davis execs of Richard Miles

Edward David

2/1/1717

150a

 

Quoted in K2-291

Edward & Jennes David

Samuel David

10/15/1746

78a

 

Deed of Gift; quoted in K2-291

Edward David

Samuel David

1748 (probate)

75a

 

Inheritance

Samuel David

Sarah Francis & Jennis Davis (wife of Mordecai Davis)

1773

150a

 

Intestate; Inheritance by daughters

Mordecai Davis

 

1774

150a

 

County tax

William & Sarah Francis

Mordecai Davis

9/13/1793

150a

£150

K2-291; deed uninformative concerning neighbors.

David Reece

Mordecai Davis

2/7/1796

Water Priviledges

15s

N2-430; see Waterloo Mills Preserve by Carter Leidy

Mordecai Davis

 

1796

150a

 

County Tax; Log House, Barn

Edward Gallagher

 

1883

230a 12p

 

Breou

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas, sister

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Elliott (nee Thomas)

Sarah Elliot (daughter)

 

 

 

died

Sarah Reese (nee Elliott)

 

1772

100a

 

Provincial tax

Sarah Reese (nee Elliott)

Silas Reese, son of Sarah and Daniel Reese

 

 

 

Died; Sarah married David Reese after Daniel’s death; no Chester County probate

Silas & Elizabeth Reese

David Reese

2/26/1796

100a

£700

M2-361 duplicated in P2-398

David & Isabel Rees

Richard Thomas

3/1/1796

54.75a

£701

M2-445

Richard Thomas

 

1799

54a

 

Tax; Stone & Log House, Grist & Sawmill

David Reese

Thomas Hunter

4/1/1814

31a 3r 7p

$1,847 70c

K3-318; part of P2-398