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Jane W. T. Brey (Jane Watson Taylor Brey, 1895-1982) was a genealogist. This collection chiefly contains photoprints of deeds, wills, marriage certificates and genealogical charts and pictures, relating to the Taylor, Wildman, and Watson families, Quakers of Bucks County, Pa.
Ser. 1. Deeds, Indentures, Land Surveys and Mortgages, 1692-1894
|Indenture for land in Pennsylvania, William Penn to Thomas Croasdale, quit-rent of "one pepper-corn per year to the proprietor"
Signed by Wm. Penn and Tm. Croasdale. "34th yr. of reign of Charles II."
|April 21st, 1682||(vellum with red seal)||Box 1|
|Indenture for land in Middletown, Bucks, John Wildman of Bucks Co. and his wife, Mara, formerly wife of John Croasdale, to [Thomas Croasdale,
son of John Croasdale]
Signed by John Wildman and Mara Wildman, Ruth Croasdale, Joseph and Agnes Warner. See Indenture between Christian Wirtz and Mary, his wife, and Joseph Taylor.
|August 7, 1728||(vellum with 3 red seals)|
|Document dated "5th year of our reign" George II concerning debt of Thomas Croasdale to John Beakes estate administered by Thomas Howard and James Hamilton.
Signed Jer. Langhorne. Witnessed by Is. Penington, Sheriff.
| March 17th||(Paper with one red seal.)||Box 1|
|Inquisition: law suit before Isaac Penington against Thomas Croasdale
Document signed by Joseph Wildman, Benjamin Field, Euclydus Longshore, Tho. Parker [and others. On back of document Howard & Hamilton vs. Thomas Croasdale
|June 9, 1732||(13 papers with red seals)||Box 1|
|Document dated "6th year of our reign George II" concerning debt of Thomas Croasdale to John Beakes [estate] administered by Thomas Howard and James Hamilton.
Signed Jer. Langhorne. Witnessed by Is. Penington, Sheriff.
| Dec. 16||(Paper with Bucks seal.)||Box 1|
|Document dated "7th year of our reign" George II concerning debt of Thomas Croasdale to John Beakes [estate], and sale of land to satisfy debt administered by Thomas Howard
and James Hamilton.
Signed by Jer. Langhorne. Witnessed by Is. Penington Sheriff.
|, June 16||(papers w/Bucks seal)||Box 1|
|Deed poll dated "7th year of the reign of our sovereign George II," concerning debt of Thomas Croasdale to John Beakes [estate]. Sale of 250 acres of land in Middletown, Bucks Co., to Thomas
Signed by Is. Penington, Sher., Jer. Langhorne, witnessed by Thos. Watson, Joseph Pease, and Nathan Watson. Acknowledged March 14, 1733 [1734?]
|Sept. 20, 1733||(Double folio vellum; vellum with seals)||Box 1|
|L4 docs, 1682-1884, on scraps of paper - notes in one folder, Description of property from Deed, beginning at Birch tree. (6" x 8") Book B Vol. 3rd Page 64.||Box 1|
|List of references for deeds||1682-1733||(4" x 8")||Box 1|
|Note on release Wm. Croasdale to John Croasdale and on Sherif deed||1697||(2" x 8")||Box 1|
|Note on release, Bucks Co., recorded in Deed Book No. 71, p. 580||Box 1|
|Doylestown, signed re: Stonebacke||Nov. 15, 1844||(3 1/2" x 8")||Box 1|
|Deed poll concerning debt of Ursula Wood, Executrix, estate of Abraham Wood, dec'd., to William Biles, [sale of land 178 acres to Isaiah
Vansandt to satisfy debt].
Signed by Tim Smith, Sheriff, Jer. Langhorne, witnessed by Wm. Fry, Jn Ross, [and another] 1736/7. Acknowledged March 18, 1736.
|June 12, 1735||(vellum with seals)||Box 1|
|Small Survey of Joseph Richardsons land signed by Benjamin Field. (Beside Joseph Wildman's land... With figuring on the edge of the sheet and marked Plantation Survey||1740||(paper)||Box 1|
|Sheriff's deed concerning debt of John Cawley to Lawrence Growdon and Langhorne Biles. Sale of 27 acres of land in Middletown, Bucks Co.
to John Watson.
Signed by Benjamin Chapman, esq. Sheriff. Witnessed by Law. Growdon. Sealed and delivered by Benj. Price, Wm. Ashburn.
|dated June 16, 1?57||(Vellum with seal of County of Bucks.)||Box 1|
|Indenture between Cornelius Vansant and Christian Wertz.
Signed by Cornelius Vansant and Anne Vansant. Witnessed by Is. Hicks and Wynkoop. See bond on Joseph John Watson.
|April 14, 1794||(vellum with seals)||Box 1|
|Indenture between John and Lydia Watson, and Joseph Richardson.
Signed by John and Lydia Watson. Witnessed by Is. Hicks and Wm. Watson.
|1812 6mo 1||(vellum with seals)||Box 1|
|Indenture between Thomas and Elizabeth Atherton, and John Watson.
Signed by Thomas Atherton, and Elizabeth B. Atherton. Witnessed by Henry Atherton and Hannah G. Burton.
|March 30, 1835||(Vellum with yellow Bucks Co. seal (clipped).)||Box 1|
|Indenture dated March 25, 1835, between Clayton N. Richardson and Susan, his wife, and John Watson.
Signed by Clayton N. Richardson and Susan B. Richardson. Witnessed by Mordecai Y. Bryant, Rebecca Richardson, and Preston C. Firth.
|(Vellum with yellow Bucks Co. seal.)||Box 1|
|Indenture between William B. Watson and Harriet, his wife, John Watson, Isaiah P. Watson and Rachel Watson, children of John Watson,
dec'd. and Joseph Watson, another child of John Watson.
Written in blue ink on folio size paper with signatures of the children and state seals.
|dated Sept. 1, 1844||Box 1|
|Indenture between Thomas J. Megear and Oliver B. Moss. Signed by both.||dated April 18, 1863||(stamp and small green seal, vellum)||Box 1|
|Indenture between Thomas J. Megear and John Wildman. Bucks County||April 19, ?||(typescript)||Box 1|
|Deed Poll for lands, buildings & improvements 49 3/4 acres, value $1700. Alexander Harnahan to John Wildman.
Signed Joshua D. K. Reinhart, Sheriff. Witnessed by W. E. Schoch and M. V. B. Vanartsdalen.
|Dec. 12, 1876||(paper with orange seal)||Box 1|
|Architect's plan of Joseph Watson's property showing Wildman's Tract, etc.
Identical blueprint copy of above.
|latest date 1894||(6 docs in one folder)||Box 1|
|Satisfied mortgage paper for 151 60/160 acres of land in Middletown, between Moses Winder and Gove Mitchell
Recorded Apr. 2, 1856. Turned over to Joseph John Watson April 1, 1887 by Pierson Mitchell.
|dated April 1, 1856||(paper)||Box 1|
|Mortgage between Joseph John Watson and John Wildman
Sealed and delivered, witnessed by Wm. Martindell and George Warner, Jr. Paper recorded Sept. 19, 1873
|1873 9mo 17||Box 1|
|Bond on Joseph John Watson, his promise to pay $6,300 to John Wildman by April 1, 1874
Witnessed by Wm. Martindell and George Warner.
|1873 9mo 17||(paper)||Box 1|
|Bond on Joseph John Watson, his promise to pay $4,880 to John Wildman by April 1, 1894
Witnessed by Stephen B. Twining and George Warner.
|April 1, 1893||(paper)||Box 1|
|Indenture between Christian Wirtz and Mary, his wife, and Joseph Taylor.
Signed by Christian Wirtz and Maria H. Wirtz. Witnessed by Jn.(?) Hicks and Peter Vangant.
|April 1, 1796||(vellum w/seals)||Box 1|
|Indenture dated "2nd year of the reign of George II" between John Cawley and Abraham Wood
Sealed, witnessed by James C. Holmes and Jeremiah Langhorne.
|April 10, 1729||(vellum)||Box 1|
Ser. 2. Maps, 1699-1926
Attached are Hearth tax list, 3 sheets, Hatley letters of 1957 about the map, and 2 sheets of notes on the map.
|1699||(positive photostat)||Box 1|
|Middletown Township, Resurvey by John Cutler||ca. 1700||(negative photostat)||Box 1|
|Falls Township map by Thomas Hughes||1858||(positive photostat)||Box 1|
|Middletown Township by Michael Hughes||1858||(negative photostat)||Box 1|
|Pilgrimages to...shrines of Philadelphia||1926||Box 1|
Ser. 3. Marriage Certificates and licenses (Quaker), 1752-1918
|Timothy Taylor and Laetitia Kirkbridge at Falls Meeting||12/27/1752||Box 1|
|John Watson and Lydia Blakey at Middletown Meeting.||12/7/1799||Box 1|
|Thomas Thomson and Jane Jarrett at Horsham Meeting||5/17/1799||(negative photostat)||Box 1|
|Joseph Taylor, Junr. and Anna Betts at Buckingham Meeting||10/22/1823||(vellum)||Box 1|
|John Wildman, Jr. and Abigail Thomson at Abington Meeting||4/15/1841||(vellum)||Box 1|
|Franklin Taylor and Elizabeth C. Swartzlander at home of Swartzlanders at Attleborough||1/3/1868||(vellum)||Box 1|
|Joseph F. Watson and Jane T. Wildman at home of John Wildman at Middletown||6/10/1868||(vellum)||Box 1|
|Joseph T. Taylor and Abigail T. Watson at home of Joseph John Watson at Middletown||10/10/1894||Box 1|
|Charles W. Hancock and Susan G. Watson at residence of Susan Watson, Langhorne||10/18/1906||(vellum)||Box 1|
|Joseph T. Taylor and Bertha S. Kline at home of Daniel Beans Newtown||6/16/1915||(vellum)||Box 1|
|R. Newton Brey and Jane Watson Taylor at home of Joseph T. Taylor, Langhorne||4/27/1918||(paper)||Box 1|
|Certificate of marriage (blank). London||(paper)||Box 1|
|Joseph Taylor and Mercy Knowles at Upper Makefield Meeting||12/11/1777||(vellum)||Box 1|
|Joseph Watson, Jr. and Elizabeth Gillam||1834||Box 1|
|Abraham Swartzlander and Rebecca Rankin||1835||Box 1|
|Joseph T. Taylor and Abigail T. Watson
With original certificate of marriage
|1894||(2 items)||Box 1|
|Joseph T. Taylor and Bertha S. Kline||1915||Box 1|
|R. Newton Brey and Jane Watson Taylor||1918||Box 1|
Ser. 4. Miscellaneous
|A book of old Quaker wills, W.G. Collingwood||1929||Box 1|
|Common-place book, Susanna Woolston||1806||(ms.)||Box 1|
|"Signatures of Ancestors" traced from original documents in "Family Findings"||Box 1|
|Genealogical Charts & Biographical Information||Box 1|
|Gillam: ancestors of Simon Gillam by Jeremiah Bunting||1847||(ms.)||Box 1|
|Synge family: The family of Synge; Synge records||(2 items)||Box 1|
|Taylor: ancestors of Joseph Taylor by Jeremiah Bunting||1847||(pos. photostats)||Box 1|
|Taylor: tree of the Taylor family by Yardley Taylor||1851||(negative photostat)||Box 1|
|Biographical information on Bewley, Slee and Watson families||Box 1|
|Wildman: ancestors of Rachel Wildman
Bewley family Hallfield branch. Ms. chart, photocopy.
|Bernard Taylor to Joseph Taylor||1817||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Clover Plain, Bernard Taylor addressed to "dear Brother."
Includes family information and report of Quarterly Meeting at Hopewell and other details.
|Clover Plain, reports of friends and family life
Includes Stephen Parrish addressed to Jane Brey. Windsor, Vermont, 6/5/1928, (concerns the painting of Old Second Street Market in Philadelphia - the "Head House")
|8/15/1819, 1928||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Alfred G. Scattergood to R. Newton Brey
re: gift of deed donated to William Penn Charter School. Printed articles regarding the same are attached.
|1929 3mo 20||(ALS)||Box 1|
|Pictures, 1880-1890, n.d.:|
|Abington Friends School students||n.d||Box 1|
|Abington Friends School students||1890||Box 1|
|Langhorne Friends School, Middletown M M.||ca. 1880||Box 1|
|Philadelphia: Cherry St. Mtg. House||Box 1|
|Wedding Invitations||1823-1956.||(14, mostly printed)||Box 1|
5. Wills, 1799-1867
|John Watson, Will
Ms. signed by John Watson. Witnessed by Wm. Blakey, Jr., Samuel Blakey and John Blakey.
|John Watson, Will
Ms. signed by John Watson. Witnessed by Lydia Watson, Rachel Watson [and others]. Ccontains codicil dated 8/31/1837.
|William Gillam, Will
Ms. signed by William Gillam. Witnessed by Susanna [and others].
|Joshua K. Wildman, Will
Ms. signed by Joshua K. Wildilan. Witnessed by Israel l. Johnson [and others].
|John Wildman, Will||1902||Box 1|
|Bewley family of Cumberland County, England, Wills||1566-1691||(ms. copies)||Box 1|
|Watson family of Cumberland County, England, Wills||1569-1686||(ms. copies, photocpies)||Box 1|
|Feddell (Fodle) family of Cumberland County, England, Wills||1586-1663||(ms. copies)||Box 1|
|Slee family of Cumberland County, England, Wills||1617-1633||(ms. copies)||Box 1|
|Thomas Mark, Elder, of Cumberland County, England, Will||1681||(ms. extracts of photocopy)||Box 1|