Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society Home : Tredyffrin History : Original Purchasers Map Use the links at left of the article to return.

Tredyffrin History Digital Archives

Table AS - Stephens Patent

Wayne's Woods Corner

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.

Reference: Garry Wheeler Stone. "The Mount Joy Forge on Valley Creek." In The Scope of Historical Archaeology: Essays in Honor of John L. Cotter. Edited by David G. Orr and Daniel G. Crozier. Philadelphia: Temple University Department of Anthropology, 1984. Page 102.

 

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penn

David Stephens

1/7/1745?

 

 

 

Morris Edwards

 

1/15/1736

86a (81a 42p + allowance)

 

Survey A8-42; originally to David Stephen; see plan

David Stephens

Stephens Evans (father)

1740

 

 

 

Stephens Evans

Mary (widow), Abijah & Jesse Stephens

2/21/1754

 

 

Will

Jesse Stephens

David Stephens (elder brother)

 

 

 

Died

Mary, David & Elizabeth Stephens

Abijah Stephens

12/29/1759

81a 42p

£5

V-182; see deed plan

Penn

Abijah Stephens

1/17/1742 or 2/26/1760

81a 42p

 

Confirmatory Survey C185-213 and Patent AA1-42 or 43

Abijah & Priscilla Stephens

Joseph Potts

9/13/1768

50a

 

See Stone article

Joseph Potts

Amos Strettell

9/7/1769

175a, 100a, 101a & 51a 148p

£1200

Q-250 mortgage; forge, sawmill & grist mill; description as N2-85 except Nathaniel Evans owner rather than Sampson Davis

 

Dewees & Potts

1768

50a

 

 

Abijah Stephens

John Havard

1772

81a 42p

 

T-407; see deed plan below

Isaac Potts

David Potts

9/19/1793

50a 148p

£350

N2-83; see deed plan

N2-83

David & Mary Potts

Wm. Davis Sr.

4/1/1796

50a 148p

£700

N2-85

John Havard Jr.

John Havard Davis

1797

 

 

Estate #4594

Dr. John Davis

 

1798

124a

 

County Tax

Dr. John Davis

 

1798

123a

 

Glass tax; log 26’ x 17’, stone barn & waggon house

William Davis

 

1798

229a

 

Glass tax; neighbour John Brown

Dr. John Davis

 

1799

124a

 

County Tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Stephens

Wm. Davis Sr.

2/2/1805

32a 112p

 

Z3-174

Eleanor Richardson

Wm. Davis Sr.

8/8/1814

25a 16p

 

O3-573?

Adm. of John Havard Davis

Wm. Davis Sr.

10/23/1820

68a

 

S3-309

doc 221 image not found
Village Record 3-17-1824
See Newspaper clipping in Document database for commentary

Wm. Davis Sr.

Samuel H. Davis

1848

175a

 

Estate #11389

Samuel H. Davis

Wm. Davis Jr., Sarah, Rebecca, Mary, Hannah, & Cyrus H. Davis

1860

175a

 

Estate #13885

Sarah Feree

William Davis

1853

1/6 175a

 

Estate #13135; will proven 1/26/1865

Hannah Davis

Heirs: brothers, sisters & nephew

1876

1/6 175a

 

Estate #18160

Wm. Davis Jr.

Heirs: Rebecca & Mary Davis, Cyrus H. Davis

1879

1/6 175a

 

Died 6/29/1879. Estate #19100

Rebecca & Mary Davis

Cyrus H. Davis

2/17/1880

1/3 175a

$1

G9-34; Release; see deed plan

Cyrus Davis

 

1883

115a

 

Breou’s Atlas

Cyrus H. Davis

Girard Life Ins.

12/30/1886

176a 116p

 

Mort. Def.

Sheriff

Mary E. S. Evans

8/26/1887

176a 116p

 

Sheriff's deeds 12-220 (Chester) 438-49 (Montgomery)

Davis-Evans farm image not found
Mueller's atlas, 1912

Mary E. S. Evans

Comm. Of PA

5/1/1924

50.63a + 18.1a

$22,484

D18-265

Mary E.S. Evans

 

1912

 

 

Park map

Mary E. S. Evans

Comm. Of PA

5/1/1924

86a 67p

$18,500

U12-92


V-182 Beginning at a marked white oak, being a corner of the lands of John Moore and widow Edwards, thence S65°W across a road to Valley Forge leading out of the great road to Lancaster 93 perches to a post, thence by land of Nathan Evans & Griffith John S25°E 148 perches to a post, thence by land of Daniel Walker N65°E 93 perches to a post, thence by other land of Stephen Evans and John Moore recrossing said road N25°W 148 perches to the place of beginning.

T-407 Beginning at a white oak, in a line of widow Edwards’ land, thence by the same S64°W 93 perches to a post, thence by land of Nathan Evans & Griffith John S25°E 148 perches to a post, thence by land of Daniel Walker N65°E 93 perches to a post in the line of Stephen Evans, thence by same and land of John Moore N25°W 148 perches to the place of beginning.

N2-85 Beginning at a heap of stones, being a corner of the land late of Sampson David and by land of David Stephens and land late of the widow Edwards N63° 35’E 128.1 perches to a white oak sapling marked for a corner in John Moore’s land, and then by Moore’s land S25° 45’E 66 perches to a heap of stones, thence by land of Abijah Stephens S63° 45’W 120½ perches to a heap of stones, thence by land late of Sampson David N32° 45’W 65½ perches to the place of beginning.