George Family Papers, 1681-1887

(18 boxes; 9 linear feet)

RG 5/170


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Abstract
John M. George (1802-1887) was the son of Joseph and Alice Malin George. He was a birthright Quaker and member of Radnor Monthly Meeting. The George family came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1708 and settled in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. The George family papers include correspondence (1705-1864), other personal papers (1681-1887), business and financial accounts (1734-1887), and estate papers (1714-1883). Of particular note are the estate accounts of many family members and other individuals for whom John M. and Joseph W. George acted as conveyancers and administrators, including Joseph George (1773- 1846?), Jesse George (b. 1785), James Malin (d. ca 1859), John Malin Jr. (ca. 1778-1868?), and other members of the Malin family, Miller family, Price family and many others who lived in the Blockley area. The personal papers include journals and day books of Edward George and John M. George as well as marriage certificates, removals, and genealogical notes. Business and financial records include farm and dairy accounts, business accounts, property transactions, receipts, etc. of the George, Malin, and other related families. The collection also includes the plan of East Whiteland Friends Burial Ground, miscellaneous records of Radnor Monthly and Merion Preparative Meetings, and Blockley Township records. The family history is significant,because it traces the first two centuries of the history of Welsh Quakers that settled in the "Welsh Tract" of the Lower Merion area.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL The following is a brief history of noteworthy members of the George family, as well as other early Welsh Quakers that settled in America.

Richard George, d. 1708

Richard George, his wife Jane, and their family left Wales on board the ship "Salisbury" and arrived in Upland, Pennsylvania, in 1708. They came from [Llangyrig?] in Montgomeryshire Wales. Richard died a few days after landing; the family was dispersed among relatives and friends situated in the area surrounding Blockley Township.

Jesse George, 1785-1873

Jesse George, son of Edward George and first cousin of Joseph George, was born in 1785 and also lived in Blockley Township. He received an education in the local school and continued in the farming tradition. He was very active in the Society of Friends in the Blockley area. In his will, he and his sister, Rebecca George, donated to the city of Philadelphia a tract of approximately 80 acres, which became known as George's Hill. He died in 1873.

Joseph George, 1773-1845

Joseph George was born in 1773, the eldest son of Amos George and Rebecca Williams, and the first cousin of Jesse George. He studied Mathematics, Reading and Writing in the local school. The death of Amos in 1790 left Joseph to manage the farm and tanyard with his mother. He married Alice Malin, daughter of John Malin and Sophia Dilworth, on September 21, 1801. He died in 1845.

John Malin George, 1802-1887

John Malin George was born on October 16, 1802, the son of Joseph George and Alice Malin. He was the eldest of six brothers and sisters; their well-to-do Hicksite family lived on a farm in Overbrook, Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. John M. George received his education in the "common country schools of the neighborhood and beyond Reading, Writing and Arithmetic was limited perhaps to grammar, Geography and Surveying." The George family was particularly devoted to the life of the Quaker meeting. John was an Elder of Radnor Monthly and Merion Preparative Meetings. None of the George children ever married, and John M. George, the sole survivor, died without an heir on February 11, 1887. He was buried at Merion Meeting.

Randall Malin, 1728, and family

Randall Malin was one of the first settlers in the Upper Providence area of Pennsylvania, emigrating from Great Barrum, Cheshire, England, with his wife Elizabeth. Both had suffered in England for their Quaker beliefs, at one point being charged 20.5 pounds for having prayed aloud with Friends. They settled on 250 acres near Ridley Creek in March 1681. They had two children. Isaac Malin, born in 1681, and another son, Jacob. Elizabeth Malin died in 1687, and Randall then married Mary Hollingsworth, daughter of Valentine Hollingsworth of New Castle, Delaware. With Mary, Randall had two daughters, Hannah and Rachel. He died in 1728.

Thomas Ellis, d. 1688

Thomas Ellis was among the First Purchasers in Pennsylvania, owning land in the Mill Creek valley. He was a Quaker minister from Dolserre, Merionethshire, Wales. Arriving in Philadelphia in 1683, he did not establish permanent roots in the valley, but rather engaged in land speculation and participated in the affairs of the colony." He died in 1688, in great debt to the Proprietary. Thomas Ellis married twice, having children Ellis Ellis and Eleanor Ellis with his first wife, and daughter Rachel with his second wife, Ellin. Eleanor Ellis married David Lawrence. (Lewis) David and Eleanor Lawrence were married in Wales. Once in Pennsylvania, they settled in Haverford Township and were said to be "devout and exemplary members of the Society of Friends."

Thomas Wynne, d. 1737

Doctor Thomas Wynne emigrated from Flintshire in North Wales, arriving in Pennsylvania with William Penn in 1682 on the ship Welcome. In Wales he had been trained as a cooper and a surgeon, presumably continuing as a physician in Pennsylvania. He suffered for almost six years in prison for his religious testimony and wrote a book in 1677 called The Antiquity of the Quakers, Proved Out of the Scriptures of Truth. Once in Pennsylvania, he served as a Justice of the Peace and later as Speaker for the first Provincial Assembly in Pennsylvania. Wynne eventually sold off most of the land or rights that he had originally purchased. He resided in Philadelphia and was an early member of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends. Involved in many debates about the sale of alcohol, he was considered by some to be an "Ale-Man." Wynne left for England after two years in Pennsylvania, returning to Delaware in 1686. Mary, his daughter, married Dr. Edward Jones in Wales, and settled on a large tract of land in Merion Township, Pennsylvania, with their family. Their son, Jonathon Jones, married Gainor Owens (daughter of Robert Owen) in 1706. Dr. Thomas Wynne died in 1737. They were all among the Welsh immigrants known as the Cymric Friends.

Edward Jones

Dr. Edward Jones, of Bala, Merionethshire, acted as a trustee with John Thomas for about seventeen families that intended to emigrate from Wales to Pennsylvania. Jones was one of the first to leave, arriving with a small group called the "Merioneth Adventurers" in August 1682 on the Lyon, two months before Penn. He and the group he led settled in present-day Bala Cynwyd, which was to be part of "The Great Welsh Tract."

Robert Owen

Robert Owen and his wife left Merionethshire, Wales, in 1690 for Pennsylvania and settled in Lower Merion upon arrival. He was chosen as the local representative for the Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania and also served as a Justice of the Peace. He was very active as a Quaker, travelling often while in Wales, and he and his wife were lauded in many memorials as "very serviceable in their places, and very much beloved in their native land,..an ancient couple of distinction."

William Edward

William Edward, son of Edward ap John of Cynlas in North Wales, arrived in Philadelphia in 1682, prior to William Penn's arrival. In Wales, he had been married to Katherine, daughter of Robert ap Hugh and a Quaker. After her death, he married Jane, daughter of John ap Edward, also a Quaker. He and wife Jane and children from previous marriages came on the ship "Lyon, John Compton Master" and settled in a cave near the Schuylkill River, opposite the present area of Mannyunk). They suffered many hardships in their first season, but received help from Native Americans and neighbors. He later purchased a tract of land in Blockley Township.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The George Family Papers include correspondence (1705-1864), other personal papers (1681-1887), business and financial accounts (1734-1887), and estate papers (1714-1883). Of particular note are the estate accounts of many family members and other individuals for whom John M. and Joseph W. George acted as conveyancers and administrators, including Joseph George (1773- 1846?), Jesse George (b. 1785), James Malin (d. ca 1859), John Malin Jr. (ca. 1778-1868?), and other members of the Malin family, Miller family, Price family and many others who lived in the Blockley area. The personal papers include journals and day books of Edward George and John M. George as well as marriage certificates, removals, and genealogical notes. Business and financial records include farm and dairy accounts, business accounts, property transactions, receipts, etc. of the George, Malin, and other related families. The collection also includes the plan of East Whiteland Friends Burial Ground, miscellaneous records of Radnor Monthly and Merion Preparative Meetings, and Blockley Township records. The family history is significant, as it traces the first two centuries of the history of Welsh Quakers that settled in the "Welsh Tract" of the Lower Merion area.

Arrangement
Arrangement This collection is divided into four series:

This collection is organized alphabetically within each series by family name, and in a roughly chronological fashion within each family name. A subject and name index is provided.


Added entries

Subjects
  • Blockley (Pa.: Township) -- History
  • Blockley (Pa.: Township). Records, 1752-1826.
  • George family.
  • George, Edward, 1743-1846.
  • Malin family.
  • Merion Preparative Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827-1951) -- Archives.
  • Miller family.
  • Pennsylvania -- Quakers
  • Plan of East Whiteland Friends Burial Ground, n.d.
  • Price family.
  • Quakers - Pennsylvania -- Blockley Township
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County.
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Radnor Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1827-1951) -- Archives.
  • Whiteland Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends: Hicksite: 1827-1843)
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • George, Jesse, 1785-1873.
  • George, Joseph W., 1804-1885.
  • George, Joseph, b.1773.
  • Malin, James, 1774-1859.
  • Malin, John, 1787-1868.
  • Merion Preparative Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827-1951) -- Archives.
  • Radnor Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1827-1951) -- Archives.
  • Whiteland Preparative Meeting (Society of Friends: Hicksite: 1827-1843)
Credits
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Date: 1996
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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. Correspondence received, 1705-1864, n.d.
Largely containing news of friends and family.


Thomas Ellwood with John Field
re: marriage between kin.
1705 Box 1: 1

Edward George from George David (in Welsh) 1715 Box 1: 2

Edward George from Thomas George [1718?] Box 17: 290

"Sister" Jane George from Margaret [Whilding?]. 1721 Box 1: 3

Edward George from Thomas George
Mailed to "Richard George and others."
1721 Box 17: 289

Edward George from Thomas Williams, addressed "Dear Cousin." 1723 Box 17: 286

Jane George from her "brother and sister Edward Lucas and Elianor Lucas" 1736 Box 1: 4

"Jaine George" from her "friend and nephew" Thomas [?]. ca. 1740s Box 1: 5

Jesse George from Jonathan [?]. 1757 Box 1: 6

Jesse George from John David 1762 Box 1: 7

"Cousin Jesse George," signature illegible 1769 Box 1: 8

David George from Joseph Mather 1786 Box 1: 9

David George from John Pugh 1788 Box 1: 10

Danniel Burke, addressed "D. Cousin" and signed Richard Smith 1789 Box 1: 11

from Daniel Burk, Ireland, regarding his son Daniel Burk. 1790? Box 1: 12

Thomas George from William [Harmon?] 1797 Box 1: 13

Michael Gunkle from James Malin
re: M. Gunkle's estate.
1816, 1823 Box 1: 63

1821, 1837 James Malin from W. H. Dillingham and William Darlington, respectively
re: the settlement of Michael Gunkle's estate.
1821, 1837 Box 1: 64

James Malin from E. S. Burd
re: the mortgage due Burd from Michael Gunkle's estate
1824 Box 1: 65

Alice George and family from John Malin 1849 Box 1: 14

James Malin from [W. J. Wilson?] of the Chester Valley Rail Road Company
re: James Malin's petition to the Board of Directors for transportation for his lime and coal business.
1853 Box 1: 15

John M. George from T. Plumby
re: a subscription to North American magazine (pulled from 249).
1864 Box 1: 16

John M. George from Jacob Roberts and Isaac Hall
re: the car given by Joseph Lear to JMG's uncle.
1868 (copy and original) Box 1: 17

John M. George from Susan Malin 1870 Box 1: 18

Joseph A. Malin from Joseph F. Hill; Joseph Hill from John M. George 1872 Box 1: 19

from T. Ellwood Zell regarding "Sister Jane" 1875? Box 1: 20

John M. George from Sarah Lewis
re: genealogy research on the Lewis family.
1876 Box 1: 21

Rupert & Philips from Joseph W. George (3 letters) and J. W. George from Rupert & Philips (1 letter) 1881 (copies) Box 1: 22

John M. George from Alfred Reed 1882 Box 1: 23

John M. George from Rupert & Philips
re: a loan for Jane George.
1884 Box 1: 24

Joseph W. George from Ellen L. Thomas
re: Meeting records.
1885 Box 1: 25

John M. George with M. McFarland
re: investment on a mortgage.
1885 Box 1: 26

Rebecca George from [Thomas?] n.d. Box 1: 27

Sophia M. George from her sister Jane George (pulled from 239) n.d. Box 1: 28

from Sophia M. George (pulled from 227)
Addressed "My Dear young friends" and signed "Your real Friend," urging education.
n.d. Box 1: 29

Edward and David George, from?, addressed "Dear Cousin." n.d. Box 17: 287

Illegible letter. Box 1: 30

Ser. 2. Estate Accounts, 1714-1883
John M. George and his brother, Joseph W. George, acted as conveyancers and administered estates of family members and other individuals from 1842 to 1881. Other wills and estate papers in this series relate primarily to family members in earlier generations.


Bedward, Jane, Will 1737 Box 1: 31

Edward, William, Inventory 1714 Box 1: 32

Gardner, Peter, Will 1784 Box 1: 33

Garret, Morton, Will 1774 Box 1: 34

George, Thomas, Will 1739 Box 1: 35

George, Edward, Will 1747 Folder 36

George, Edward, Inventory 1749 Box 17: 277

George, Edward, Inventory 1749 (copy) Box 17: 278

George, Amy (d. ca.1755?), distribution receipt from John George to Richard George, executor 1755 Box 1: 37

George, Evan, Will 1756 (original and copy) Box 1: 38

George, Evan, Inventory 1757 Box 17: 279

George, George (d. ca.1769?), distribution receipt from family members 1769 Box 1: 39

George, George (d. ca.1769?), Orphan's Court resolution for the distribution of his property 1760 Box 1: 41

George, George (d. ca.1769?), Administrator's accounts 1763 Box 17: 276

George, Richard (d. ca.1772?), Inventory will and letter of administration for his estate 1772 (copy and extract of will) Box 1: 42

George, Elizabeth (d. ca.1778?), Certificate of her rights to the estate of her deceased husband George George 1749 Box 1: 40

George, Elizabeth (d. ca.1778?), Will and letter of administration for her estate, 1778, 1769 Box 1: 43

George, David (1738-1797)Will, letter of administration and inventories 1759, 1783 (original and copy of will) Box 1: 44

George, Amos (d. 1790), Will and inventories 1790 Box 1: 45

George, Thomas (1740-1808) Account books 1808-11 (2 books) Box 14: 246-7

George, Thomas, (1740-1808), various accounts
Includes: Will (2 copies), 1808; Memorandum of bonds, notes, etc, 1807-1808; administrator's accounts for his estate, 1808-1826; bond certificate from Esther George, 1775-77; sale accounts, n.d., letter of administration for his estate, 1808; account of sales at Vendue, 1811; account of real and personal estate notes, mortgages, etc, for Thomas and Edward George, n.d.; and list of the division of bonds and notes of Thomas George, 1809.
1775-1826 Box 1: 46

George, Edward, Will 1825 Box 1: 47

George, Sarah, Administrator's accounts for her estate 1840-49 Box 1: 48

George, Joseph (1773-1846?) Accounts of his estate (see 251) 1846-49

George, Joseph (1773-1846?) Account book for his estate 1849-53 Box 14: 248

George, Joseph (1773-1846?) Account book for his estate
Also includes recipes for medical treatments for animals, 1861 and n.d.; the deed transfer from Joseph George to Richard George (with map), 1843; and a receipt for medical treatment of his horse, 1867.
1861-67 Box 14: 249

George, Joseph (1773-1846?) Letter of administration 1847 Box 1: 49

George, Joseph (1773-1846?) Administrator's accounts 1848 Box 1: 50

George, Joseph (1773-1846?) Distribution account for his estate 1854 Box 1: 51

George, Thomas Letter of administration 1862 Box 1: 52

George, Alice (d. 1863), Letters of administration and inventory 1864 Box 1: 53

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca Account of his estate (see 221) n.d.

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, His will 1785 (original and copy) Box 1: 54

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, Book of distribution accounts for his estate n.d. Box 1: 55

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, Addendums and accounts relating to his will,
Includes a stock certificate in his name.
1871-73 Box 1: 56

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, Newspaper clippings
Includes a memorial of Jesse George and copies of his wills.
1873 (photocopies and originals) Box 1: 57

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, various estate papers
Includes will (copy), 1861; letter of administration, 1873; and administrator's accounts (copy) for her estate, 1874.
1861-1874 Box 1: 58

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, Book of receipts of the distribution of his will 1873-81 Box 5: 182

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, Elizabeth George's receipt to Edward George for distribution of Jesse George's will 1791 Box 1: 59

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, Will 1785 (copy and extract of will) Box 17: 275

George, Sophia M. (1813-81), Administrator's accounts for her estate and letter of administration 1881 and n.d. (copies) Box 1: 60

George, John M. (1802-1887), W. M. Swayne's receipt from his estate 1869 Box 1: 61

Griffith, Griffith Administrator's accounts (see 229) 1743-61

Gunkle, Michael (d. ca.1816?), various papers
Includes administrator's accounts, 1816-17; Correspondence regarding accounts, signed by James Malin (see 63), 1816 and 1818; Correspondence and accounts relating to the settlement of his estate, addressed to James Malin from William Darlington and W. H. Dillingham, 1837 and 1821 (see 64); Correspondence to James Malin relating to the mortgage due E. S. Burd from Michael Gunkle's estate, 1824 (see 65).
Box 1: 62

Jones, David, Settlement of his will 1803 Box 1: 66

Lewis, Enoch, Will 1763 Box 1: 67

Malin, Randel, Inventory 1793 Box 1: 68

Malin, Randel, Will and letter of administration 1787, 1793 (respectively) (copy of will) Box 17: 280

Malin, John (d. 1800?) Accounts of his estate (see 259) 1801

Malin, John (d. 1800?), various papers
Includes inventory and letter of administration, 1800; Accounts of his estate, 1803 (see 244); Power of attorney for his estate (see 133)
Box 1: 69

Malin, Isaac, Inventory
Also includes an anonymous poem on the back page, undated.
1784 Box 1: 70

Malin, Isaac, Condition of sale for his land 1823 Box 1: 71

Malin, William, Letter of administration 1824 Box 1: 72

Malin, James (d. ca. 1859?), Inventory
Includes the inventories of the estates of Sarah Malin, 1860, and Elizabeth Malin, 1867.
1859 Box 1: 73

Malin, James (d. ca.1859?), Administrator's accounts recorded by John M. George
Includes accounts of the estate of Sarah Malin, 1860, and the distribution of their wills.
1859-60 Box 1: 74

Malin, James (d. ca.1859?), Receipts of distribution 1860 Box 1: 75

Malin, James (d. ca.1859?), various papers
Includes inventory, 1859; will (copy, 1857, and originals, 1843 and 1859); administrator's accounts (copy), 1860; and real estate appraisement of his estate, 1859.
(copies and originals) Box 1: 76

Malin, Sarah (d. ca.1860?) Inventory (see 73), Administrator's accounts and distribution (see 74)
Includes deliverance of will to Rachel McClain, 1873-83, (see 223)
1860

Malin, Sarah, Administrator's accounts and inventory [1860?] (copies) Box 1: 77

Malin, Sarah, Letter of administration 1860 Box 1: 78

Malin, Elizabeth (d. ca.1867?) Inventory (see 73)
Deliverance of will to Mary E. Glasco, 1868-79 (see 223).
1867

Malin, Elizabeth, Will
Also including an inventory (copy), 1867, and receipts from distribution, 1868.
1865 and 1867 Box 1: 79

Malin, John (Jr., ca.1778-1868?), various papers
Account book, 1867-68; John M. George's hay account, 1859; the deliverance of his will to Rachel McClain, 1869-83; the estate of Susanna Malin, 1868-72; the deliverance of the will of Elizabeth Malin to Rachel McClain, 1868-83; the deliverance of the will of Elizabeth Malin to Mary E. Glasco, 1868-79; the deliverance of the will of Sarah Malin to Rachel McClain, 1873-1883; the account of John Williams as an employee of John M. George, 1867-1874.
Box 7: 223

Malin, John (Jr., ca.1778-1868?), Account book 1868-69 Box 5: 183

Malin, John (Jr., ca.1778-1868?), John M. George's receipt from Rachel McClain and W. Townsend for the distribution of the estate of John Malin 1869 and 1874 Box 1: 80

Malin, John (Jr., ca.1778-1868?), Inventory, will, and letter of administration
Also includes a copy of the 1861 will.
1868 Box 1: 81

Malin, John (Jr., ca. 1778-1868?), Distribution receipts for his estate 1869 Box 1: 82

Malin, Susanna (Susan), Will, receipts of distribution, inventory, settlement accounts, and special requests, (see 223)
Includes accounts, 1868-72, including copy of will
1858-74 Box 1: 83

Malin, Susanna, Book of accounts with William B. Irvine and Andrew Carty for the sale and removal of limestone from her property in East Whiteland 1871-1873 Box 5: 184

Malin, Susanna, Account book, and distribution records; titled "Settlement of the estates of James Malin, John Malin and sisters" 1873-74 Box 5: 185

Malin family, Accounts of the distribution of the Malin family real estate n.d. Box 1: 84

Miller family, Joseph W. George's receipts for the distribution of the wills of Jonathan (1842), Sarah (1844), Elizabeth (1844), and Mary Miller (1846). 1842-1846 Box 1: 85

Miller family, Joseph George's receipt from William H. Wilson for distribution of Mary Miller's estate 1846 Box 2: 86

Miller family, Letter of administration and accounts of distribution for the estate of Jonathan Miller 1842 Box 2: 87

Miller family, Will and letter of administration for the estate of Sarah Miller 1842-43 Box 2: 88

Owen/Owens, David see: Jane Owen

Owen/Owens, Jane, Copy and probate of her will
Also includes her accounts regarding David Owen's estate, 1769; David Owen's will, 1769; a memorandum by Jesse George regarding the accounts of William and Jane Owen, 1773; and accounts of the distribution of her estate, 1785.
1773-1784 Box 2: 89

Owen/Owens, Jane, Distribution receipts from her estate 1785 Box 17: 281

Phillips, John Accounts of his estate (see 242) 1834

Price, Elizabeth, Will 1734. Box 2: 90

Price, Hannah, Receipt of distribution from her will 1797 Box 2: 91

Price, John (d. 1792) Book of accounts for his estate 1792-1801 Box 5: 209

Price, John (d. 1792), various papers
Includes accounts of the sale of his property, 1799-1801; inventories of his estate, 1792 and 1802; his accounts with [Jehu?] Jones, n.d. and 1788; receipts of distribution, 1794, 1797 and 1800; minutes of the settlement, 1797; bond certificate, 1798; and court order regarding his estate, 1800.
1788-1802 Box 2: 92

Price, John (d. 1792), Inventory 1792 Box 17: 283

Price, Joseph, Will and receipt of distribution 1828, 1796 (respectively) Box 2: 93

Pugh, John, Deed of property inherited by son Jonathan and Naomi Pugh 1768 Box 16: 264

Reece, Mary, Accounts recorded by Thomas George 1797 Box 2: 94

Reece, Sydney Accounts (see 229) 1792

Accounts recorded by Thomas George 1793-99 Box 2: 95

Reece, William and Mordecai Accounts(see 229) 1792

Sook, Christian Accounts of his estate (see 242) 1833

Thomas, Morris, Will 1726 (copy) Box 2: 96

Warner, William, Account of the public sale of his estate 1845 Box 2: 97

Watson, William, Willand letter of administration for his estate 1777, 1789 Box 2: 98

Williams, Edward, Administrator's accounts [1749-52?] (copy) Box 17: 285

Williams, Hannah, Will 1803 Box 2: 99

Anonymous, Will of [torn, including name; child of Lydia Ellis] 1734 Box 2: 100

Anonymous, Account of anonymous estate 1854 Box 2: 101

Ser. 3. Personal papers, 1681-1887
Includes various legal and personal documents, genealogical information, textbooks, memo books, medical receipts, etc., concerning the George and related families.


Burk, Edward and Daniel, Removal certificate from Wexford, Ireland 1785 Box 2: 102

Evans, Mulgrave, Marriage certificate, with Lydia Harry 1753 Box 18: 298

George, George, Marriage certificate, with Elizabeth Lewis 1730 Box 2: 103

George, George, Marriage certificate, with Elizabeth Lewis 1730 Box 18: 299

George, Jane, Marriage certificate, with David Owens 1746 Box 18: 296

George, David (1738-1797), Release of responsibility to David George for the care and expenses of Isaac Edwards 1774 Box 2: 104

George, David (1738-1797), Release of responsibility to David George for the care and expenses of William Edwards 1780 Box 2: 105

George, Amos, Marriage certificate, with Rebecca Williams 1772 Box 18: 300

George, Ann Note of her marriage to George R. Smith and death (see 252) 1806, 1833

George, Thomas (1740-1808). List of marriage certificates prepared by Thomas George, (see 230) n.d.

George, Thomas (1740-1808) Memo of his death and the death of Hannah Williams, written by Joseph George 1808 Box 2: 106

George, Thomas (1740-1808) Memorandum Book
Also including Daily Accounts, 1776-1809.
1784-1806 Box 6: 210

George, Edward, Marriage certificate, with Sarah Williams (1773-1846?)
Summary of his disownment from Radnor Monthly Meeting, 1828 1mo. 10, (see 216); Medical receipts, see 249; Memo books (mostly brief jottings in his almanacs that relate to family events and the running of his farm).
1783 Box 18: 297

George, Edward, American Repository and Annual Register of the U.S. 1798 Box 5: 186

George, Edward, American Repository and Annual Register of the U.S. 1804 Box 5: 187

George, Edward, Pocket Rememberancers, 1813-1820

George, Edward, The Gentlemen's Annual Pocket Remembrancer 1813 Box 5: 188

George, Edward, The Gentlemen's Annual Pocket Remembrancer 1814 Box 5: 189

George, Edward, The Gentlemen's Annual Pocket Remembrancer 1815 Box 5: 190

George, Edward, The Gentlemen's Annual Pocket Remembrancer 1818 Box 5: 191

George, Edward, Bioren's Pocket Remembrancer 1816 Box 5: 192

George, Edward, Bioren's Pocket Remembrancer
With memos and notes on the 1817 Elections in Pennsylvania.
1820 Box 5: 193

George, Edward, Poor Will's Pocker Almanack, 1821-1834

George, Edward, Poor Will's Pocket Almanack 1821 Box 5: 194

George, Edward, Poor Will's Pocket Almanack 1822 Box 5: 195

George, Edward, Poor Will's Pocket Almanack 1824 Box 5: 196

George, Edward, Poor Will's Pocket Almanack 1830 Box 5: 197

George, Edward, Poor Will's Pocket Almanack 1831 Box 5: 198

George, Edward, Poor Will's Pocket Almanack 1832 Box 5: 199

George, Edward, Poor Will's Pocket Almanack 1833 Box 5: 200

George, Edward, Merchant's Pocket Remembrancer 1834 Box 5: 201

George, Edward, Merchant's Pocket Remembrancer 1835 Box 5: 202

George, Edward, Merchant's Pocket Remembrancer 1836 Box 5: 203

George, Edward, Friends' Pocket Almanac 1837 Box 5: 204

George, Edward, Mathematics Textbook 1784 Box 2: 107

George, Edward, Plane Geometry Textbook 1784-86 Box 14: 255

George, Edward, Mathematics Textbook 1786 Box 7: 224

George, Edward, The New Trade Directory for Philadelphia 1800 Box 6: 211

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, George's Hill, book
Presented to Jesse and Rebecca George by the Commissioners of Fairmount Park in 1869 for their dedication of George's Hill to Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.
1869 Box 8: 228

George, Jesse (b. 1785) and Rebecca, Note commemorating Jesse George (pulled from 237) n.d. Box 2: 108

George, John M. (1802-1887) Portrait sketch n.d. Box 2: 109

George, John M. (1802-1887) Mathematics textbook used as a poetry scrapbook
Including newspaper clippings and original poetry, n.d and his poetry, n.d. (see 215).
n.d., Box 7: 225

George, John M. (1802-1887), Stencils (pulled from 239) Box 2: 110

George, John M. (1802-1887), News clippings concerning various Supreme Court cases, (see 239) 1882

George, Joseph W. (1804-1885) Memo books, 1821-1859

George, Joseph W., Diary 1837-39 Box 5: 205

George, Joseph W., Diary. 1839-41 Box 5: 206

George, Joseph W., Memo and Account book. 1845-59 Box 5: 207

George, Joseph W., DeSilver's Pocket Diary and Almanac. 1851 Box 5: 208

George, Joseph W., Plane Geometry Textbook,
Also includes an undated poem.
1821 Box 7: 226

George, Joseph W., Notes for his book on the family history n.d. Box 2: 111

George, Sophia M. (1813-1881) and Jane

George, Sophia M. (1813-1881) and Jane, Mathematics textbook n.d. Box 7: 227

George family Genealogical information on the George, Malin, and related families
Collected primarily by Joseph and Joseph W. George?, also including an inventory of the property of John and James Malin.
Box 2: 113

George family Book with list of births of George family and related families Box 2: 114

George family Copy of birth and death records from Radnor Meeting
Recorded by Joseph W. George. Also, an extract from the Minutes of Radnor Monthly Meeting, 1828 2mo. 12, regarding the disownment of Samuel Garrigues.
1813-68 and 1822-71 respectively Box 2: 115

Griffith, Sarah and Joseph Sorrill Marriage certificate (see 229) 1766

Harry, Lydia, see Mulgrave Evans

Lewis, Elizabeth, see George George and Elizabeth George

Malin, James (d. ca. 1859?) Orphan's Court resolution granting him guardianship over Sarah and George Roberts (see 262)
Also includes a memo concerning the death of two workers, n.d.
1814 Box 2: 116

Malin, Joshua His enlistment and discharge from the Continental Army 1776 Box 2: 117

Malin family List of deaths of family members
In book of memos abstracted from family Almanacs, 1800-59.
1828-73 Box 2: 112

Malin family Memorandums on the Malin family
A book of genealogical information collected by Joseph W. George pertaining to the Malin and related families.
n.d. Box 6: 212

Owens, Jane and David see Jane George

Price, [Eli M.] His opinions concerning the roads in Blockley Township and the Charter in Belmont 1846, 1853 Box 2: 118

Price, Joseph Orphan's Court resolution appointing him as the guardian of Mary Walter (see 122) 1817

Pugh, Ellis Copy of his removal certificate dated 1686 Box 2: 119

Roberts, John Note from A. D. Sharples about John Roberts' execution n.d. Box 2: 120

Roberts family Index of marriages in the Roberts family 1684-1764 Box 2: 121

Walter, Mary Orphan's Court resolution appointing Joseph Price as the guardian of Mary Walter 1817 Box 2: 122

Williams, Hannah Memo of her death, written by Joseph George (see 106) 1808

Williams, Rebecca, see Amos George

Williams, Sarah, see Edward George

Miscellaneous Plan of East Whiteland Friends Burial Ground,
With the graves of Dilworth and Malin families noted.
n.d. Box 2: 123

Abstracts and copies of birth, death, marriage and removal records relating to the Evans, Lewis, Humphrey, Havard, Roberts families, etc.
From Haverford Meeting and other local meetings, as compiled by John M. George for genealogical purposes.
Box 2: 124

Miscellaneous funeral notices and obituaries 1818-87 and n.d. Box 2: 125

Miscellaneous invitations to social engagements 1799-1886 and n.d. Box 2: 126

Birth records of the Thomas and Margaret Marl/Marle family, the Abraham and Edith [Davis?] family, the William and Sara Dickinson family, the William and Elizabeth Coulston family, the ___ Davies family, the Samuel and Mary Williams family, the Isaac and Susan Price family, as well as a list of Burials in Plymouth Monthly Meeting 1703-08. Box 17: 288

Memo from the Minutes of Radnor Monthly Meeting allocating the care of Merion Meeting Minute Books to Robert Owen
Copied by John M. George.
1840. Box 2: 127

Charter of the George Institute (2 copies) and Catalogue for the Library and Reading Rooms 1872 Box 2: 128

Supplement to the Incorporation Act of the Blockley and Merion Plank Road Company 1853 Box 2: 129

West Philadelphia Rail Road Company notes 1832-38 and n.d. Box 2: 130

News clippings concerning certain Hicksite - Orthodox disputes 1833 and n.d. Box 2: 131

Copies of the letters between Caleb Pearce and Elias Hicks, and copy of a certificate written by Joseph Turner and Joseph Rowland in disagreement with Hicks Box 2: 132

Leather file, empty n.d. Box 15: 263

Ser. 4. Business & Financial Accounts, 1734-1887
Includes farm and daily accounts, business accounts, property transactions, bonds, receipts and checks, etc. of the George and related families. Thomas George acted as Librarian for Merion Preparative Meeting [from 1777-1792?].


Cope, Caroline Power of attorney to Jane M. Cope for the estate of John Malin 1869 Box 2: 133

Couch, William Deed of property purchased (see 265) 1737

David, Catherine Deed of property sold to Thomas Lloyd,
Includes deed of property purchased, 1731, (see 268).
1734 Box 18: 295

David, David Deeds (2) of property purchased(see 267) 1728

David, David Deed of property sold to Catherine David 1731 Box 16: 268

David, Thomas Deeds (2) of property sold to David David
Includes deed of property purchased 1726 (see 272)
1728 Box 16: 267

Edward, William Deed of property received from William Penn (see 271) 1713

Evans, David Deed of property sold to Robert Powell 1740 Box 16: 269

Evans, David Deed of property sold to Thomas David 1726 Box 16: 272

Feik, John and Barbary Deed of property sold to John Gnagy 1783 Box 16: 266

George, Richard (d. ca.1772?) Court order regarding the debt owed Richard George by Anthony Jones
Includes account of deed transfer from Joseph George to Richard George (with map), 1843 (see 249); Mortgage of Anthony Jones' property due to debt (see 294).
1758 Box 2: 134

George, Elizabeth (d. ca.1778?) Indenture for Henry Trimble 1767 Box 2: 135

George, Jane Marriage agreement with David Owens 1746 (original and copy) Box 17: 282

George, David (1738-1797) Accounts of David and Thomas George with Thomas Wynne, 1762-73. Box 2: 136

George, David (1738-1797) Release from Moses Hutton to David and Richard George for the distribution of John Hutton's will 1750 Box 2: 137

George, David (1738-1797) Book of farm accounts and memos 1754-1808 Box 6: 213

George, David (1738-1797) Deed of transfer of property due to debt 1772 Box 17: 291

George, Thomas (1740-1808) Account book
Also includes the accounts of the estate of Griffith Griffith, 1743-1761;accounts of the estate of William and Mordecai Reece, 1792; and the marriage certificate of Joseph Sorrill and Sarah Griffith, 1766.
1792 Box 8: 229

George, Thomas (1740-1808) Account Book
Includes the records of the Merion Preparative Meeting Library, 1777-92; a list of marriage certificates prepared by Thomas George, n.d.; an account of sundries purchased for the construction of his house, 1779-80; an account of cattle bought, 1774-77; and general accounts, 1779-87.
1774-1787 Box 8: 230

George, Thomas (1740-1808) Book of "Marketing" accounts
Includes accounts, 1776-1809 (see 210) and accounts with Thomas Wynne, 1762-73 (see 136).
1793-1808 Box 6: 214

George, Edward Agreement of sale of property to Edward George
As agreed upon by Joseph, Richard, Amos, and William E. George and George R. and Ann Smith.
1816 Box 2: 138

George, Edward Draft of his land 1760 Box 2: 139

George, Joseph (1773-1846?) Account books, 1787-1868

George, Joseph, Ledger of accounts 1787 Box 9: 231

George, Joseph, Cash book 1787 Box 9: 232

George, Joseph, Journal of Trade 1787 Box 9: 233

George, Joseph, Account book 1801-11 Box 9: 234

George, Joseph, Account book 1801-15 Box 9: 235

George, Joseph, Account book, including undated poems 1822-48 Box 10: 236

George, Joseph, Account book 1839-40 Box 2: 140

George, Joseph, Account book 1840-41 Box 3: 141

George, Joseph, Account book 1841-43 Box 3: 142

George, Joseph, Account book 1843-45 Box 3: 143

George, Joseph, Account book 1846-48 Box 3: 144

George, Joseph, Notes for Joseph and Joseph W. George's horse sales 1845-68 and n.d. Box 3: 145

George, Joseph, Bill for Election Expenses to John Mearns, Innkeeper at the Center House, signed by Joseph George 1800 Box 3: 146

George, Alice (d. 1863) Accounts 1850 Box 3: 147

George, John M. (1802-1887) Farm accounts for the farm owned by John M. and Joseph W. George

George, John M. (1802-1887), Farm account
Also includes his undated poetry.
1822-26 Box 6: 215

George, John M. (1802-1887), Farm account, also including a summary of Joseph George's disownment from Radnor Monthly Meeting, written by John M. George. 1826-31 Box 6: 216

George, John M. (1802-1887), Farm account
Also including the blank form for proxies and security holding statements.
1834-41 Box 14: 250

George, John M. (1802-1887), Daily accounts 1844-46 Box 14: 251

George, John M. (1802-1887), Milk and cream sales 1833-57 Box 6: 217

George, John M. (1802-1887) with farm memo on first page, note of Ann George's marriage to George R. Smith, and death, and various other memos. 1853-56, Box 14: 252

George, John M. (1802-1887), Day Book
Also includes day labour accounts, 1861-64
1858-67 Box 6: 218

George, John M. (1802-1887) 1873-76 Box 10: 237

George, John M. (1802-1887)
Also includes receipt of gold watch purchase, 1877; "The First Prayer in Congress," n.d.; and various obituary memos.
1876-79 Box 10: 238

George, John M. (1802-1887)
Also includes obituary memos and news clippings concerning various Supreme Court cases, 1882.
1879-83 Box 10: 239

Day Labour Accounts for the J.M. and J.W. George farm, 1844-1887

Day Labour Accounts [indexed] 1844-51 Box 14: 253

Day Labour Accounts
Also includes a recipe for tomato catsup, doctor bills/receipts, 1856-60, medical recipes, and a plan for a horse blanket.
1852-59 Box 14: 254

Day Labour Accounts(see 218) 1859-78, 1861-64 Box 6: 219

Day Labour Accounts for the J. M. and J. W. George farm 1878-87 Box 15: 256

Hay and wheat harvest accounts, (pulled from 253) and an agreement for excavation near Schuylkill Road, n.d.(pulled from 253).
Includes hay account, 1859 (see 223). Also includes account of John Williams as an employee, 1867-74, (see 223), and doctor bills/receipts, 1856-60 (see 254).
1845 Box 3: 148

George, Joseph W. (1804-85) Note of his horse sales, (see 145).
Also includes account book, 1845-59, (see 207). See also John M. George, Farm accounts and Day labour accounts.
1845-68 and n.d.,

George, Sophia M. (1813-1881) Court ruling for the debt owed to the deceased Sophia M. George by George Reese 1881 Box 3: 149

George family, Book of securities held by the George family
Writter by John M. George and Joseph W. George, including newspaper clippings of poems and humor, n.d.
1865-1881 Box 6: 220

Account book for members of the George family, including ground rent, mortgages, loans, and certificates of stock,
Also includes an undated account of the estate of Jesse George
1869-1875 Box 6: 221

Medical bills for Jane, John, Joseph, and Thomas George 1858-61 Box 3: 150

Agreements to rent property, George and Malin families 1807-77 and n.d. Box 3: 151

Brief of Title for the George Estate 1684-1860 Box 3: 152

Briefs of the title for George property, et al. 1749-1868 and n.d. Box 3: 153

Bills and receipts for medical and undertaking services for the George and related families 1772-1886 Box 3: 154

Property agreement for the George property 1860 Box 3: 155

Map of property and surrounding land n.d. Box 18: 301

Gnagy, John Deed for his property
Incldues deed of property purchased 1783 (see 266).
1782 Box 3: 156

Gunkle, Michael (d. ca.1816?) Deed of land purchased from John J. Downing for the construction of the Little Conestoga Turnpike 1815 Box 3: 157

Jones, Anthony Mortgage of property to Richard George due to debt 1758. Box 17: 294

Kelly, William Deed of property sold to Beeston Long Brook Watson and Robert Rashleigh according to his will 1784 Box 16: 274

Lewis, Enoch Account book 1833-1840 Box 15: 257

Lloyd, Thomas and Elizabeth Deed of property sold to Robert Powell
Includes eed of property purchased 1734 (see 295)
1743 Box 16: 273

Malin, John (d. 1800?) Account book
Also includes a bond, 1789; undated medical receipts; and news clipping of a medical receipt, 1787.
1782-98 Box 15: 260

Malin, John (d. 1800?) Account book (indexed),
Also includes accounts of his estate, 1801, and an account of Reaping and Harvesting, 1799-1800.
1796-1801 Box 15: 259

Malin, John (Jr., ca. 1778-1868?) Inventory of the property of John and James Malin (see 113)
Account Books, most of questionable authorship due to a lack of any signature, some for the joint farm of James and John Malin.
n.d.

Account Books (indexed) [Questionable Authorship] 1805-15 Box 11: 240

Account Books, James and John Malin. 1816-30 Box 11: 241

Account Books (indexed)
Also includes accounts of the estates of Christian Sook, 1833, and John Phillips.
1831-40 Box 12: 242

Account Books, with undated newspaper advertisement [Q. A.] 1841-44 Box 15: 258

Account Books, with memo of the death of John Malin and Amy Malin, and various other memos [Q. A.] 1844-58 Box 12: 243

Malin, James (d. ca.1859?) Inventory of the property of John and James Malin (see 113) n.d.

Malin, James, Account books, 1800-1844

Malin, James, Account books
Also including the accounts of the settlement of the estate of John Malin (his father), 1803.
1800-19 Box 13: 244

Malin, James, Account books
Also includes memos concerning the death of two workers and a printed calendar for the year 1825 [no signature-questionable authorship-James and John Malin?].
1820-28 Box 15: 262

Malin, James, Account books
Also includes memos of local deaths, the calendar for 1840 and 1841, as well as the calendar of elections for 1840 for 26 Eastern U.S. states.
1828-44 Box 15: 261

Malin, James, Agreement for the purchase of property 1816. Box 3: 158

Malin family, Account book (particularly John and Joseph S. Malin) (indexed)
Also includes work contracts for William and Sesar Agustos Vanlear, 1842 and 1859, respectively, rental agreements and labor memos.
1836-65 Box 13: 245

Malin family, Account book of the rental of the "Malin property," Chester County, signed Joseph W. and John M. George
Includes agreements to rent property, 1807-77 and n.d., see 151; Bills and receipts for medical and undertaking services, 1772-1886 (see 154).
1873-86 Box 6: 222

List of deeds owned by the Malin family in Chester County, PA 1708-85 Box 3: 302

Owen/Owens, David Marriage agreement with Jane George (see 282) 1746

Penn, William Deed of property granted to William Edward 1713 Box 16: 271

Price, Joseph Lease of land to Richard Drake 1802 Box 17: 284

Powell, Robert Deed of property purchased (see 269)
Includes deed of property purchased 1743 (see 273).
1740

Robinson, Abraham Deed of property sold to Jacob Siegler 1785 Box 16: 270

Siegler, Jacob Deed of property purchased (see 270) 1785

Thomas, Abel Tax records 1791 and 1798 Box 3: 159

Wynne, Thomas and Mary Deed of property sold to William Couch 1737 Box 16: 265

Valuations of the damages from the installation of the "turnpike road" through Blockley Township 1794 Box 3: 160

Stock share certificates for the George and related families,
Also includes a newsclipping information for stockholders in the Bank of the United States,[1834?].
1814-63 Box 3: 161

Bonds, George, David (see also 164), 1761-1790 Box 3: 162

unto Ann George 1761

unto John Robert Miller 1761

unto John Fell 1769

unto Rebeckah Van Aken 1769

unto Isaac Warner 1769

unto Margaret George 1770

unto Peter Hansell 1770

unto John Price 1770

unto John Suplee Joiner 1771

unto Ann George 1772

unto Christian Miller 1772

unto John Roberts 1772

unto Abraham Streaper 1772

unto William Stadelman 1790

Other bonds, 1734-1860:

George, Esther, unto Thomas George (see 46) 1775-77

George, Thomas, unto John Fell 1782 Box 3: 163

George, Jesse and Rebecca, as well as David George, unto the Beneficial Savings Fund Society of Philadelphia 1860 Box 3: 164

George, Joseph, unto George R. Smith, Rebecca Smith and Walter Smith 1843 Box 3: 165

Gunkle, William, John and Daniel, unto James Malin and Joseph Bartholomew (Executors of the Will of Michael Gunkle) 1821 Box 3: 166

Holland, Robert, unto Lewis Scothorn 1771 Box 3: 167

Holland, Robert, unto Jane Owen 1771 Box 17: 292

Kimber, Emmor, unto Thomas George 1817 Box 3: 168

Lewis, Jacob, unto James Malin 1820 Box 3: 169

Lewis, John, Jeremiah and George, unto George George. 1734 Box 3: 170

Malin, Gideon, unto Joseph Pratt 1753 Box 3: 171

Owen, Edward, unto Jane Owen 1770 Box 3: 172

Price, John, unto Abraham Foreman
Also includes bonds unto Robert Holland, 1785
1784 Box 3: 173

Price, Joseph, unto Jacob Bare 1800 Box 3: 174

Scull, Joseph, unto Elizabeth George 1750 Box 3: 175

Steel, Andrew, unto Richard George 1766 Box 17: 293

Checks, 1750-1887

Checks, mostly written by members of the George or related families
Includes eceipts, mostly for the farm and daily transactions of the George and related families, but also including receipts for taxes, estate distributions, bonds, doctor bills, etc.
1794-1884 Box 3: 176

Checks 1750-1815 Box 3: 177

Checks 1816-1887 Box 3: 178

Blockley Township records, 1745-1776

Overseers for the Poor tax records and committee accounts
Also includes minutes, 1773-75 and 1826, and an indenture, 1769. These are photocopies; originals removed and sent to Philadelphia City Archives.
1752-76 Box 4: 179

Book of accounts, including list of committee members for the Overseers of the Poor
Includes tax rolls and accounts for the township, 1763-98 (all photocopies, originals removed and sent to Philadelphia City Archives).
1752 Box 4: 180

Blockley School subscriptions 1745 Box 4: 181