Charlestown

David Matthias tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Parry

Widow Matthias

 

263a

 

Quoted in Futhey & Cope, History of Chester County; no Chester County deed found

John & Hannah Parry

David Matthias

11/20/1739

263a

 

Quoted in X-378; no Chester County deed found

David & Susanna Mathias

Mathias Tyson

6/8/1772

211a (part of 263a)

 

Quoted in T2-517

David & Susanna Matthias

Mathias Tyson

 

263a

 

Quoted in X-378; no Chester County deed found

Mathias Tyson of Charlestown and Catharine his wife

Rachel David of Philadelphia widow of Morgan? David of Philadelphia, mariner

2/3/1773

211a

£300

S-159; mortgage. Deed states: Matthias Tyson together with Alexander Colley of the county of Philadelphia jointly owe £300

David Matthias

Branch A

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evan Watkin

 

1758 only

 

 

Tax return

David & Susanna Matthias

Evan Watkins

3/30/1759

27a

 

Quoted in G2-385; no Chester County deed found

Evan & Sarah Watkin

David Potts

10/8/1759

27a

 

Quoted in G2-385; no Chester County deed found

David Potts

 

1760 to 1763 only

 

 

Tax return

David & Lizie? Potts

Amos Richards

3/14/1763

 

 

Quoted in G2-385; no Chester County deed found

Amos Richards

John Youngblood

11/24/1764

 

 

 

John Youngblood

 

1765 - 1775

27a

 

Tax returns

John Youngblood

 

11/24/1774 (will)

 

 

died

Executors, Elizabeth Magdelene Youngblood & John Wolf Whisler

Frederick Gearhart

1/27/1777

 

 

Quoted in G2-385; No Chester County deed found

Frederick Gearhart

 

1778 - 1789

~64a

 

Tax returns

Frederick (Blacksmith) & Ann Gearhart of Hyga, New York

Bennett Rapp, Blacksmith, of Charlestown

10/5/1792

27a + 3a

£150

G2-385. 3a from Branch B.

G2-385

Anna Gearhart

Bernard Wrapp

9/13/1796

30a

5s

O2-486; release of dower

Barnet Rapp

 

1799

29a

 

Tax returns; Log Dwelling house 15' x 20'; Frame Kitchen 15' x 10'; Stone Springhouse 10' x 8'; Log Barn 20' x 30'; Stone Smithshop 16' x 18'

Barnet Rapp

 

1824

 

 

Died; to wife the estate in her lifetime. Son Barnet smith tools & shop. Son Joseph wheelwright shop. After wife's death estate to be split between 9 children.

John & Barnet Rapp, executors of the estate of Barnet Rapp

Henry Kurtz

4/23/1849

30a 100p

$1,715

I5-498

Henry Kurtz of Schuylkill

Philo Shelton of Boston, MA

3/15/1850

30a 100p

 

L5-548

L5-548

Philo Shelton

Penn Mining & Smelting Company

5/1/1850

30a 100p + 7a 56p + 99a 130p - 15a

$16,217

L5-551; see above 84a 130p tract sold 1855

Penn Mining & Smelting Company

 

1883

Acreage not noted

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch B

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

William & Hannah Potts

Frederick Gearhart

10/31/1765

3a

 

Quoted in G2-385; no Chester County deed found; see above for continuation

Frederick Gearhart

 

1768 - 1775

3a

 

Tax returns

Branch C

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathias & Catherine Tyson of Charlestown

John Youngblood

 

part of 263a

 

Quoted in X-378; no Chester County deed found. Incorrect.

Mathias Tyson

 

1772

65a?

 

Tax return

Mathias & Catherine Tyson of Charlestown

James Martin of Charlestown

6/8/1772

211 of 263a + 8a 45p

£50

X-378; this gives James ownership of the 2 adjacent plots, the George Martin and David Matthias tracts.

X-378

Mathias Tyson

 

1773

450a; includes 60a and mill rented

 

Tax return; Tyson not in 1774 and later tax returns; see Thomas James & Company for details of other property

James Martin

 

5/13/1777 (probate)

 

 

Died; To daughter Sarah 140a subject to wife Margaret’s life interest. Sister Rachel Martin lot of 7a (see Georgre Martin tract).

Margaret Martin

 

1778

133a

 

Tax return; plundered

Sheriff (Joseph Tatem, deceased)

Andrew Porter of Montgomery County and John Christie of Chester County

5/18/1796

 

£600

 

John Christie & Co

 

1799

211a

 

Tax return; Log Dwelling house 15' x 20'; Log Stable

John & David Christie

Caleb North, Charles Jolly, and Roger Porter

1/25/1799

Moiety of 211a

 

Q2-430

1. John Christie

2. Andrew Porter; 3. Caleb North, Charles Jolly, and Roger Porter

5/13/1800

89a 92p

 

T2-270; Partition

T2-270

Andrew Porter

2. Caleb North, Charles Jolly, & Robert Porter

3.John Christie

5/30/1800

121a 68p (Andrew Porter); 99a 19p (Caleb North, Charles Jolly, & Robert Porter)

 

T2-268; deed of partition

John Christie

 

2/18/1804

 

 

died; directs executors to sell property in Charlestown

Caleb North, Charles Jolly, and Roger Porter of Philadelphia, Gentlemen

John Davis & John Allison, executors of the estate of John Christie

4/2/1804

89a 92p

$1

Y2-95

Branch C.1

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Davis & John Allison, executors of the estate of John Christie

Michael Lynch of Charlestown

4/21/1804

10a + 26a 72p

£279 15s

M3-409

M3-409

Michael & Rebecca Lynch of Coventry

Henry Friedley

4/28/1805

10a

£250

E3-323

E3-323

Michael & Rebecca Lynch of Coventry

Thomas Rossiter

5/1/1807

10a

 

quoted in P3-275

Thomas & Elizabeth Rossiter

Henry Jenkins

12/30/1818

10a + 5a 120p

$1,800

P3-275; see Branch E for continuation

Michael & Rebecca Lynch of Coventry

Henry Shutt of Charlestown

6/11/1813

16a 72p

£164 10s

N3-357

Henry & Susanna Shutt

Joseph Hall

4/1/1816

16a 72p

$1,000

M3-411

Branch C.2

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Davis & John Allison, executors of the estate of John Christie

John Guinn of Charlestown

4/21/1804

16a 50p

£81 11s 2d

Y2-171

Y2-171

Branch C.3

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Davis & John Allison, executors of the estate of John Christie

Samuel Lane of Charlestown, Innkeeper

4/21/1804

9a 148p + 26a 72p

£302 5s

X2-554

X2-554

Samuel Lane

Samuel Roberts

4/11/1812

36a 72p

£763 17s 6d

G3-239

Samuel & Barbara Roberts

Thomas Read

4/3/1822

36a 17p

$1,800

W3-305

Thomas & Sarah Read

Frances Pawling

7/23/1835

36a 17c

$1,800

Y3-400

Frances Caufee

Nicholas Bean

3/21/1840

36a 17p

$2,900

S4-702

Nicholas & Mary Bean

H. & B. F. Bean

3/1/1872

6a 155p + 131p

$8,600

C8-37; first tract parts of S4-702 and B4-89 (see Branch E), 2nd tract part of E5-99 (see George Martin tract)

Branch C.4

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Davis & John Allison, executors of the estate of John Christie

George W. Bean

3/16/1868

9a 148p + 26a 72p

£302 5s

M7-93; see Bean tracts for George W. Bean’s sales

James McFarlan, Sheriff, debt of H. & B. F. Bean to Nicholas Bean (deceased)

George W. Bean

3/29/1880

6a 155p + 131p

$5,000

G9-549

James McFarlan, Sheriff, debt of H. Bean to Nicholas Bean (deceased)

George W. Bean

3/29/1880

1a 2p

$2,000

G9-551

Branch D

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew & Elizabeth Porter of Montgomery County

John Gwin of West Whiteland

4/6/1801

121a 68p

£800

T2-273

John Gwinn

 

1835

 

 

died

Catherine Gwinn, executor of John Gwinn

Rachel Gwinn

6/23/1836

80a, part of 121a

$4,480

N4-369

Hortatio Gwinn

Catharine, Hannah, Rachel, & Mary Gwinn

8/5/1836

80.75a?

 

N4-371

Mary Gwinn

Catharine, Hannah, Rachel, and John Gwinn

 

 

 

died, intestate

John & Catharine Gwinn

Catharine, Hannah, Rachel Gwinn

5/2/1842

 

 

W4-275

Rachel Gwinn

Catherine & Hannah Gwinn

1843

 

 

died; will

Joshua & James Jones, executors of the will of Rachel Gwinn

Catharine & Hannah Gwinn

2/18/1845

80a

$1,000

H5-427

Catharine & Hannah Gwinn

Philo Shelton

4/5/1850

80.75a

$7,260

L5-549

L5-549

Philo Shelton

Penn Mining & Smelting Company

5/1/1850

30a 100p + 7a 56p + 99a 130p - 15a

$16,217

L5-551

Penn Mining & Smelting Company

Ambrose Bequer

2/10/1853

30a 100p + 80.75a

$6,705

S5-453;

Ambrose Bequer

John S. Workizer

4/1/1856

30a 100p

$2,500

A6-449; see Branch D.2 for further history

Ambrose & Catharine Bequer

Joseph D. Valentine

10/17/1860

12a 11p

$1,200

P6-228; see Branch D.1 for further history

Ambrose & Catharine Bequer

Annie H. Wilson

4/1/1861

67a 140p

$7,400

R6-360

Annie H. Wilson

Nicholas Stafford

4/10/1873

67a 149p

$8,500

H8-134

Nicholas Stafford

 

1883

67a 3r 20p

Breou’s atlas

Branch D.1

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Gwinn

David Davis & Randel Evans

 

 

 

Deed not found

Jonathan Jones, sheriff, debt of David Davis & Randel Evans

James Coffey

5/1/1827

48a

$667

Sheriff’s Deed 3-145

Frances & John Coffey, administrators of the estate of James Coffey

Alexander McMullin

6/15/1841

48a

$3,000

U4-423

David Bishop, sheriff, debt of Alexander McMullen

Joseph, Marshall, & Wellington Hickman

1/30/1851

48a

$3,500

Sheriff’s Deed 5-410

Joseph, Marshall, & Wellington Hickman

Joseph D. Valentine

4/1/1851

47a

$4,400

O5-49

Joseph D. Valentine

Charles Batt

4/4/1865

59a 137p

 

Z6-344

Charles Batt

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas

Charles Batt

 

1881

 

 

died

Eleanor Batt

 

1883

88a 1r 37p

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch D.2

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambrose Bequer

John S. Workizer

4/1/1856

30a 100p

$2,500

A6-449; see Branch D

John S. & Ann Workizer

Ezekiel Bowen

4/7/1857

30a 100p

$3,000

I6-23

Elizabeth Bowen, widow

Evan Vanderslice

4/7/1876

30a 100p + 13a 120p

$5,800

T8-212; see deed U6-217 (James White Farm) for earlier history of second tract

Evan Vanderslice

Annie Vanderslice, Ellwood Vanderslice, Ella Peart, wife and children

11/28/1893

 

 

died intestate

Annie Vanderslice

 

 

 

 

died

Ella & Thomas Peart

Ellwood Vanderslice

5/25/1899

½ part

$2,000

X11-219

L. Ellwood Vanderslice

S. Jacob Bush

9/19/1911

1.22a

$231 80c

C14-214; part of E7-364

L. Ellwood Vanderslice

John C. Hawthorn

6/17/1916

11a 63p + 30a 100p + 13a 120p - 1.22a

$8,000

A15-251 (11a 63p - 1.22a being remainder of E7-364) - James White Farm.

John & Martha Hawthorn

Anna B. Harjes

7/31/1917

11a 63p + 30a 100p + 13a 120p - 1.22a

$1

E15-140

Anna B. & Frederick H. Harjes

Thomas R. Haviland

1/3/1930

11a 63p + 30a 100p + 13a 120p - 1.22a

$1

D18-95

Thomas R. Haviland

Frederick H. & Anna B. Harjes

1/3/1930

11a 63p + 30a 100p + 13a 120p - 1.22a

$1

D18-96

Harjes tract, 1933
Harjes tract, 1933

Branch E - Bean tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael & Rebecca Lynch

Henry Freedly

4/28//1805

10a

£250

E3-323; from Branch C.1

Henry & Catharine Freedly

Henry Bean

2/13/1812

10a

$300

O3-200

Samuel & Barbara Roberts

Henry Bean

4/14/1817

152.5p

$111

O3-202

Henry Bean

 

1821

 

 

died intestate

Susanna Bean, James & Margaret Jenks, John & Catharine Dean, Samuel & Sarah Bean, Ann Bean, widow and children of Henry Bean

Nicholas Bean

8/23/1828

10a + 152.5p

$25 8c (each?)

B4-89

Nicholas Bean

 

1851

 

 

map

Nicholas Bean

 

1873

 

 

Witmer’s atlas

Nicholas Bean

 

1878

 

 

died

Susanna S. Morris, Eliza Patchin, Henry Oliver & Mary Jinks, Susan J. Morse, Catharine Dean, John Raser, Samue D. & Barbara A. Raser, Henry Raser, William Raser, Sarah Ann Raser, Jacob Raser, Joshua Zimmerman, George W. & Mary Zimmerman, Matthias P. & Ann Rebecca Anderson, Joshua Milton & Mary Zimmerman, Alfred U. Bean

Henry & Benjamin F. Bean

8/4/1879

10a + 152.5p

$1 each

K9-74

Susanna S. Morris, Eliza Patchin, Henry Oliver & Mary Jinks, Susan J. Morse, Catharine Dean, John Raser, Samue D. & Barbara A. Raser, Henry Raser, William Raser, Sarah Ann Raser, Jacob Raser, Joshua Zimmerman, George W. & Mary Zimmerman, Matthias P. & Ann Rebecca Anderson, Joshua Milton & Mary Zimmerman

Edward English & Alfred U. Bean

8/4/1879

10a + 152.5p

$1 each

I10-111

I10-111

Estate of Nicholas Bean

 

1883

80a 2r 3p

 

Breou’s atlas

Branch F - Pawling’s Bridge

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Jones, sheriff, debt of George Hawk

John Rhoads

11/1/1827

¼ part of Pawling’s bridge + ½ part of 6 acres in Coventry township

$551

Sheriff’s deed 3-170

Branch G - Enock Walker tract

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enoch Walker

Nathan Pennypacker, Elijah Lewis, & Matthew Roberts

1/27/1819

 

$1

Q3-263; assignement for creditors, excluding property of Walker & George

Nathan Pennypacker, Elijah Lewis, & Matthew Roberts, assignees of Enoch Walker

Benjamin Hawke

3/1/1820

 

 

Deed not found; quoted in Y3-147

Benjamin & Rachel Hawke

Jacob Hawke

8/12/1824

3a 80p

$40

Y3-147

Jacob & Rachel Hawke

Thomas Rossiter

3/19/1832

6a 97p

$280

F4-151

F4-151

Branch G.1

From

To

Date

Area

Cost

Reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Pennypacker, Elijah Lewis, & Matthew Roberts, assignees of Enoch Walker

Jesse Jarrett

3/1/1820

 

 

Deed not found; quoted in F6-475; see above

Elizabeth, David, Joseph, John, Alice Jarrett, Isaac & Mary Shoemaker, James & Lacy Kirk; Heirs of Jesse Jarrett

Thomas Vanderslice

4/19/1831

3a 107p

$220 12.5c

F6-474

Thomas Vanderslice

Simon Autry/Antry

12/7/1831

3a 107p

$220 12c

F6-475

Simon & Rebecca Antry

Charles Adamson

3/30/1839

3a 107p

$80

Q4-539