The kings and parliament in the seventeenth century fought for political power. Who would win? How does this struggle relate to new-world America?
I don’t know, but it looks like it’s the first one in the Quaker community, in Chester County, outside Philadelphia, in 1689. It’s the case of Mary Tuberfield, an indentured servant, who claimed she got pregnant in a boat on the Delaware River.
Peter Stewart was a yeoman who was accused of stealing a lot of money and other valuables from John Wickham. But Wickham was no angel, either. This short post reveals what daily life was like at our founding—or at least the daily life of some people.
He was active in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in and out of courts, and incurring large debts. His last Will and Testament, however, shows him to have a lot of land.
This post shows how people lived back then, in early America.
Here are the raw data, uninterpreted. I hope this helps your research.
Here are the raw data, uninterpreted. I hope this helps in your research.
The Hadleys owned land close to the border between Chester County, PA and New Castle County, DE. At least one family owned land that crossed the border.
That’s why both counties are included in this one post.