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Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society
Source: October 1938 Volume 1 Number 5, Pages 19–24
Local Titles in Easttown and Tredyffrin
(Continued from Part A in July issue)
Turning now to the Springhouse Tavern Tract, it will be seen that David Llewellyn became the owner of four separate tracts in the following manner.
1795. Henry Zook of Tredyffrin, Miller, and Barbara his wife, residue of 50 acres conveyed by 0-2-210 above, to David Llewellyn.
Beginning at a post being a corner of other part of said tract conveyed to John Llewellyn on the north side of the Turnpike Road in the line of Robert McClenachan's land and by same South 28° East 113 perches to a marked black oak and by land of Anthony Morris South 52° West 46 perches to a post near a hickory tree and by other land of said David Llewellyn North 27° West 136 perches to a post at the north side of said Turnpike Road and along the same by land of John Llewellyn the several courses of said road 45 perches to beginning. Containing 35 acres. N-2-376.
In 1779 the three Llewellyns whose title to the 200 acre piece has been shown, with Elizabeth wife of David, conveyed to Mordecai Moore of Willistown 66 acres and 10 perches.
Beginning at a post in line of Thomas Williams's land thence by other part of the above mentioned tract 38° (sic) West 134 perches to a post, thence by the same South 54° East 90 perches to a post in a line of the land of Whitehead Weatherby, thence by the said land North 52° East 76 perches to a corner of said Thomas Williams's land, thence by land of said Williams North 26° West 124 perches to beginning. W-l-88. Consideration--2100.
In 1784, Mordecai Moore and his wife Elizabeth, reciting the conveyance of 32 acres and 100 perches, of the larger tract to Samuel Richards, sold the remaining 32 acres and 117 perches, to Henry Ruth of Easttown for 130 pounds by B-2-113.
Beginning at a post in line of other land of said Henry Ruth, thence by the same North 26° West 86 perches to a corner of said Henry Ruth's land, thence South 38° West by land of David Llewellyn 94 perches to a post in the corner of land late of Samuel Richards, thence by the same South 54° East 65 perches to a post, thence North 52° East 54 perches to beginning; and all benefits &c. from privilege of a road granted by David Llewellyn to Mordecai Moore under restrictions appearing in an instrument of writing between said Mordecai Moore and David Llewellyn dated September 22, 1779.
1801. Henry Ruth and Mary his wife to David Llewellyn for part of the 32 acres and 117 perches:
Beginning at a sassafras tree a corner of other land of David Llewellyn, by same South 26° East 86 perches to a stone a corner of land late of Samuel Richards, by same South 52° West 13.1 perches to a stone, thence by land of Samuel King North 32° West 77.6 perches to a stone, South 38° West 26 perches to a stone, thence by Nicholas Thomas' land North 33° West 1 perch to a stone a corner of David Llewellyn's other land, and thence by same North 38° East 49 1/2 perches to beginning. Containing 9 acres. T-2-523.
Title into David Llewellyn in 1779 by W-l-27 for the 34 3/4 acre tract, and in 1801 by I-2-261 for the 23 acre tract, is shown in the article on the Mary A. Lewis tract which appeared in the April "Quarterly."
1804. David Llewellyn of Tredyffrin, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife to William Torbert of Easttown, Innkeeper, the 4 tracts of land above mentioned; containing 35 acres, 9 acres, 34 3/4 acres and 23 acres, excepting the tract of 19 acres more or less conveyed to Alexander Templeton. (18 acres and 57 perches by V-2-243 as shown by the preceding article.) Consideration 2200 pounds. Y-2-176.
William Torbert died intestate leaving to survive a widow and 6 children-- Alexander, Mary, wife of Henry Gallagher, William, Andrew, Samuel and James. By partition proceedings in 1813 the 4 tracts were awarded to Alexander Torbert at a valuation of $10,326.87.
1814. Alexander Torbert of Easttown, blacksmith, and Elizabeth his wife, to John Kugler, Jr., of Charlestown Township:
Messuage or tenement and tracts of land situate partly in Tredyffrin and partly in Easttown Townships, beginning at a stake a corner of Evan Roberts' land in a line of J. Goodwin and extending along said Goodwin's land and McClenachan's land South 28° East 164 perches to a stone, along lands of Whitehead Weatherby, Esq., South 52° West 48 perches, along Griffith Weatherby's land North 27 1/2° West 35.8 perches to a stone. South 50 1/4° West 13.5 perches, along lands of Jacob Tedweiler North 30 3/4° West 77.6 perches to a stone, South 35 1/4° West 26 perches, North 54 3/40 West 1 perch, along line of lands late of Samuel Fawkes South 37 1/2° West 42.3 perches to a stone in a public road and along the same North 35 1/4° West 79 perches to a stake on the north side of the Turnpike Road in the Township line, along John Reese's land North 49 3/40 East 77 1/2 perches to the middle of a public road and along the same North 27° West 31.6 perches to the middle of the Old Lancaster Road and along same North 83 3/40 East 40 perches to a corner of Evan Roberts' land and along the same South 38° East 20 1/2 perches and thence North 68° East 18.6 perches to beginning. Containing 100 3/4 acres more or less. I-3-489.
1820. John Kugler, Jr., and Mary his wife, to John Kugler, Sr. Same. R-3-434.
1836. Will of John Kugler. Executors to sell testator's real estate in Easttown bounded by lands of Benjamin Weatherby, Esq., James Gamble, deceased, John Reese and others, known by name of Spring House Tavern, within one year after death. Subject to widow Jane Roberts' dower therein. Benjamin Kugler, Valentine Kugler and John Beaver executors. Proved April 29, 1844. Will Book S-18-426. John Beaver renounced as executor.
1835. Benjamin Kugler and Valentine Kugler, Executors of the Estate of John Kugler, deceased, to Samuel B. Thomas. Spring House Tavern property:
Beginning at a stake a corner of land of Evan Roberts in a line of Robert Kennedy's land and extending along said Kennedy's and McClenachan's South 28° East 164 perches to a stone, thence by various courses and distances along land late of Whitehead Weatherby and land of Benjamin Weatherby and Griffith Weatherby to a stone South 50 1/4° West 13.5 perches, along land of Jacob Tidwiler North 30 3/40 West 77.6 perches, thence South 35 1/4° West 26 perches, North 54 3/40 West 1 perch, along lands of John Smith South 37-1/2° West 42.3 perches to a stone in a public road, by various courses and distances along land late of Whitehead Weatherby and land of Benjamin Weatherby and Griffith Weatherby to a stone South 50 1/40 West 13.5 perches, along land of Jacob Tidwiler North 30 3/4° West 77.6 perches, thence South 35 1/40 West 26 perches, North 54 3/40 West 1 perch, along lands of John Smith South 37 1/2 West 42.3 perches to a stone in a public road, by various courses and distances along the said road and by lands of William Sloanaker and John Reese to the middle of a public road, along the same North 27° West 31.6 perches to the middle of the Old Lancaster Road, along same North 83 3/4 ° East 40 perches to a corner of Evan Roberts' land and along same South 38° East 20 1/2 perches and thence North 68 1/4° East 18.6 perches to beginning. Containing 97 3/4 acres. E-5-444.
1845. Samuel B. Thomas to Benjamin Kugler. Same. E-5-443.
1847. Benjamin Kugler and Susanna his wife to John Kugler of Easttown. Tract known as Spring House Tavern in Easttown and Tredyffrin Townships containing 66 acres and 66 perches. G-5-242.
Beginning at a stake in line of Wetherby's land, North 18 1/2° West 18.2 perches, South 55° West 9.3 perches, North 26 1/4° West 18.16 perches to a black oak, South 52 1/2 ° West 13.6 perches, North by land of Jacob Detwiler 29° West 77.5 perches to a stone, South 37° West 20 perches, North 52° West 1 perch, South 39 1/2° West 42.2 perches, along a public road North 33 3/4° West 54.5 perches, 52 1/4° East 12.4 perches, North 34 1/2° West 24.4 perches, North 5l3 East 65.3 perches, North 25 1/4° West 28.8 perches, along Old Lancaster Road North 85 1/20 East 39.3 perches, South 36 1/4° East 20.5 perches, South 8° East 44.48 perches, South 26° West 3 perches, South 25° East 42 perches, North 70 1/2 ° East 9 perches, South 25° East 83.8 perches, thence along Wetherby's land aforesaid South 53 1/40 West 11.64 perches to beginning.
Title to another portion of the 66 acre and 10 perch tract is now continued from Henry Ruth into John Kugler.
1784. Henry Ruth of Easttown and Mary his wife, to Henry Fox.
Premises in Easttown. Beginning at a gum tree and by land of Samuel Richards South 51 West 23.2 perches to a maple tree and North 33° West 71.4 perches to a post, North 38° East 26 perches to a post and South 32° East 77.6 perches to beginning. Containing 11 acres. Subject to restrictions between Henry Ruth and Henry Fox as by instrument in writing dated October 1, 1784 appears. E-2-508.
1797. Henry Fox of Easttown, yeoman, and Mary his wife, to Samuel King of Cumry Township, Berks County, yeoman. Same. P-2-238.
1804. Samuel King of Tredyffrin and Catharine his wife, to Jacob Detwiler of Tredyffrin. Same. F-5-350.
Jacob Detwiler died seized, and in partition proceedings referred to in the next deed, the premises were sold as a woodlot adjoining lands of Benjamin Weatherby and John Kugler.
1849. John Kolb and Henry Detwiler, administrators of Jacob Detwiler late of Tredyffrin, deceased, to Peter Burn and Mifflin Lewis of Tredyffrin, for the consideration of $1,540, H-5-605.
1854. Peter Burns and Elizabeth his wife, and Mifflin Lewis and Eliza C. his wife, to John Kugler of Easttown. Same, for the consideration of $300; indicating that they cut the wood. A-6-247.
Conveyance now follows from John Kugler to John McLeod for the tract of 50 acres, 3 roods (sic) and 7.8 perches shown on the plan.
1861. John Kugler of Charlestown Township and Hannah his wife to John McLeod of Philadelphia. Messuage and tract of land known as the Spring House Tavern:
Beginning at a stake in the line of Benjamin Weatherby's land, North 23 1/2° West 19.12 perches to a stake, South 52 3/4° West 9.3 perches to a stake, North 29 3/4° West 17.32 perches to a black oak stump, South 48 1/2 ° West 13.6 perches to a stone, South 47° West 22.85 perches to a stone. North 35° West 71.4 perches to a stake. North 57 1/2 ° West 1 perch to a stake, South 35 1/2° West 42.5 perches to a stake in a public road, along same by lands of Mrs. Carter and Samuel White North 37 3/4° West 54.8 perches to another stake in said road, North 4 1/4° East 12.4 perches by land of Stephen D. Hunter and Charles Thomson to a post, by land of said Charles Thomson North 58 3/4° West 16.6 perches to the middle of the Lancaster Turnpike, along said road by land of Penna. R. R. North 74 3/4° East 21.76 perches to another point in said Lancaster Turnpike, by said railroad North 32- 1/4° West 14.5 perches to a point 8 feet north of said railroad, thence by land of Thomas Matthews and along said railroad 8 feet North thereof the five following courses and distances-- North 57 3/4° East 3.48 perches. North 62 3/4° East 8 perches, North 69 1/4° East 9 perches. North 75 1/2° East 8 perches, North 810 East 6.92 perches, thence South 3 1/2 ° East 96/100 of a perch to middle of said road the 4 following courses and distances North 86 1/2° East 8.1 perches. South 87 3/4 ° East 7 perches, South 82^° East 8 perches. South 79 1/4° East 20 perches to a post, by land of Joseph Smith the 5 following courses and distances South 21° West 2.4 perches to a stone, South 30° East 42 perches to a stone, North 66-1/4 ° East 9.06 perches to a stone, South 30° East 84.68 perches to a stone, South 49 1/20 West 11.64 perches to beginning.
A photograph of the old tavern as it appeared at the time of the McLeod ownership appears in Dr. Sachshe's book "The Wayside Inns on the Lancaster Roadside between Philadelphia and Lancaster." Its present reduced state is shown by the accompanying drawing.
Further data respecting the two old properties is planned for a later paper. (Part B)
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