An Inventory of the Jane W. T. Brey Collection of Family Findings, 1682-1894

(About 60 items)

RG 5/018


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Abstract
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.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE Jane W. T. Brey (Jane Watson Taylor Brey, 1895-1982) was a genealogist.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS 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.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into five series:


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Subjects
  • Bucks County (Pa.) -- Family and personal papers
  • Bucks County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Genealogies
  • Genealogists -- United States
  • Pennsylvania -- Family and personal papers
  • Pennsylvania -- Genealogy
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Taylor family -- Genealogy
  • Watson family -- Genealogy
  • Wildman family -- Genealogy
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1969
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Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Deeds, Indentures, Land Surveys and Mortgages, 1692-1894
Arranged chronologically.


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.
[1732] 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.
[1732] 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.
[1733], 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 Watson.
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
Arranged chronologically.


Walthamstow
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

Licenses, 1834-1918

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.
n.d. (ms.) Box 1

Letters, 1817-1929:

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.
12/3/1817 (ALS) Box 1

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
Box 1
Chronologically arranged.


John Watson, Will
Ms. signed by John Watson. Witnessed by Wm. Blakey, Jr., Samuel Blakey and John Blakey.
1799 Box 1

John Watson, Will
Ms. signed by John Watson. Witnessed by Lydia Watson, Rachel Watson [and others]. Ccontains codicil dated 8/31/1837.
1837 Box 1

William Gillam, Will
Ms. signed by William Gillam. Witnessed by Susanna [and others].
1843 Box 1

Joshua K. Wildman, Will
Ms. signed by Joshua K. Wildilan. Witnessed by Israel l. Johnson [and others].
1866 Box 1

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