Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pennsylvania: Chester County

Chester County, Pennsylvania was an original county formed in 1682

1683 8bert 6th Wm. Simison had a land warrant for 500 acres (Pa. Archives, 3d ser., vol. iii found in Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 108) ("This family is a completely different one from the Simpsons, Simsons. I contacted a Simison researcher and he said that this family did indeed spell their name this way. The above could be a typo, however."Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1693 William Simson, freeman, was on the tax list of Middletowne Twp. (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 108)

1696 William Simson on tax list (from History of Chester County found in Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 108)

1701 5th of the 12th month Barker & Simson, 1000 acres in the Welsh Tract granted by General War’t (from History of Chester County found in Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 108)

1715 George Simpson was on the assessment list of Chester Twp. (from History of Chester County found in Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 108) ("This George Simpson was probably from New England. He and his family have different first names from our Simpsons. I have his will, plus his son, William's will. William was a ship's carpenter." Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1735 Allen Simpson and John Simpson on tax list for Londonderry Twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109) ("John and Allen together; they could have been brothers or so it would seem from this." Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1745 May 1 George Simpson had died, Zebulon Simpson was granted letters of administration (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 112) ("This is the New Englanders again." Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1747 December 9 John Simpson received land warrant for 100 acres (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109)

1748 May 3 Allen Simpson received land warrant for 150 acres (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109)

1748 September 13 Josiah Simpson of Nether Providence had died. Letters of admin were granted to Matthew Cowden and Mary Simpson (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 112)

1753 John Simson was on the tax list of Willistown Twp., freeman (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109)

1754 John and Allin Simson were on the tax list of Oxford Twp (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109)

1754 January 24 Allen Simpson died in Londonderry Twp. Chester Co., Pennsylvania His will named sons David, William, John, James and Robert and daughter, Cataran or Catherine (Bk D p. 56 courtesy of Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1756 September 2 Allen Simpson’s will was probated. Mentioned wife Margaret, sons David, John, William, James, Robert; daughter Cataren; grandchildren Allen and Ellis Simpson. Overseers Joseph Smith and John Simpson; witnesses: Archibald McDowell, James Simson and William Little (Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1760 May 7 John Simpson died in Oxford Twp. In his will he mentioned sons James and Allen; Executors David Ramsey and James Simpson; witnesses John Hayes, Martha Russell and William Boyd. ("Here is John with his sons, James and Allen. Grandchildren of Allen Simson of Londonderry Twsp, Chester Co., PA" Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1766 David and James Simpson were on the tax list of Oxford Twp. David had 257 acres and James had 100 acres. (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 110) ("Probably David with his son, James, who just acquiring land." Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1767 David Simson 256 acres, James Simson 100 acres and Allen Simson were on the tax list of Oxford Twp. (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109)

1768 David, James and Allen Simson were all on the tax list of Oxford Twp. (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109)

1769 James and David Simson of Oxford Twp. were on the tax list. (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109)

1771 David and James Simson were on the tax list of Oxford Twp. And John Simpson, freeman, was in East Nantmell (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109)

1774 Allen Simpson, James Simpson, David Sympson were landowners in Birmingham Twp. and Edward Simpson, landowner, was listed (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 109) ("Here we see and Edward for the first time listed with David's sons, could this be another son or this the son of Thomas Simpson, who had moved out to the Cumberland?" Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1777 June Wiill of William Richey/Ritchie, Oxford Twsp. Chester Co., June 12, 1777 Probated, June 19, 1777, To brother John Richey in the Parish of Bovery, County Londonderry, Ireland 30 pounds. To sister Jean Richey of same place 30 pounds. To brother, Francis in Parish of Tamlaughfinlagen, Londonderry, 30 pounds. To nephew, (niece) Mary Carrie (Currie ?) of Winchester , Virginia, 10 pounds. To nephew, Thomas Smith of Cumberland Co., PA, 6 pounds. To Jannet and Margaret, David Simpson's two oldest daughters of Oxford Twsp. 3 pounds each. To nephew, William Leech of little Britain, Lancaster Co.,remainder of estate. Exrs: David Simpson and William Leech. Witnesses: Jeremiah Simpson and James Simpson (Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1778 April Allen and Jeremiah Simpson, were in Lower Oxford Co., 2d Batt., Capt. Hays Ms. Simpson suggests Jeremiah might be the son of John Simpson of Northumberland County (from Pa. Archives 5th Ser., Vol. IV in Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 111) ("I have to agree with Helen on this although, just to make things interesting, there is a Jeremiah Simpson in Maryland in 1680-something, who I've always wondered about. He could have been the father of John Simpson of Northumberland Co." Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1780 John Simpson of Middletown was on the tax list (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 111)

1780 John Simpson of L. Chichester died and letters of administration were granated to Joseph Walker Inventory was taken March 21st (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 112)

1781 James Simson of Oxford was on the tax list (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 111)

1784 February 27 George Simpson of Chester Bobo died and letters of administration were granted to Elisha Price (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 112)

1784 November 22 James Simpson of Oxford Twp had died. Letters of administration were granted to Archibald Simpson. (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 112) ("Who is this Archibald Simpson----is he the son of William Simpson of Botetourt Co., VA? It's doubtful and yet, I have not heard of another Archibald Simpson other than William's son." Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1785 John Simpson of East Nottingham Twp was on the tax list (Early Records of Simpson Families by Helen A. Simpson, p. 111)

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