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Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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  • Mary Kroesen (c.1729 - d.)
  • Abraham Barentsen Van Hoorn (1695 - 1773)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Apr 8 2019, 0:54:18 UTC * Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Apr 8 2019, 1:33:55 UTC
  • Isaac Vanhorn (1745 - 1831)
    Isaac VANHORN ~• married into a Quaker family (TWINING) Born 5 Nov 1745 Northampton Twp, Bucks Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location Item: 19 Aug 1775 Pvt, Rev War, Cpt ...
  • Sarah Van Horn, 1st Wife (1758 - c.1786)
  • Else Vanarsdalen (deceased)
    4.420. Derrick Kroesen of Southampton, Gentleman. May 2, 1783. Codicil April 30, 1784. Proved January 10, 1786. Dau. Else Vanarsdalen and sons Henry and Derrick exrs. Son Derrick's son Derrick. ...

Early Settlement and Population

~• a short summary:

See the list of property holders below... It involved extended families and can be characterized as relatively low number for such a large township.

~• note that many were land owners and participant in the Quaker communities and County seat across the Neshaminy < The project detailing Middletown Meeting should be consulted.

Unusual Place Names in Northampton of Long Ago

~• from MacReynolds, first published in 1942

Largest Northampton Landholders of the 1780s and a few other surnames of interest from other times

external/twitter_bird_small.gif each use of this bird indicates where there is a farm (or another agriculturally based business) that had slaves in 1786.
acres/slaves ; multiple entries on one line means additional households under the same surname.
icn_favorite.gif Of the 24 or so families that owned 200 acres or more: These held over 10,000 acres. That is 70% of the total.

  • So many of the large land-holder families were connected by marriage.
    • In the final analysis, relatively few families controlled nearly the entire countryside.
      • Do the arithmetic: Total acreage owned = 14,380 vs. 10,000+ in 200 or more acreage category
      • 108 dwellings, 50 of which held circa 10,000 acres. (200 acres a piece) This means the other 58 held circa 4,000 (68 acres apiece)

Alpha list

  • Addis 200 ..........................................................................................................................................1 - 200
  • Atkinson
  • Beans
  • Bennett external/twitter_bird_small.gif 286/2 ; 201/2 ; 180/1 ; 140/0 ; 175/0 ; 50/0 ; c.300/0.......6 - 1,152 = 4 slaves
  • Blaker 125 ; 125 ; 125 ; 125 .............................................................................................................. 5 - 500
  • Bnail (sic) 95 ..................................................................................................................................... 1 - 95
  • Buckman 158 .................................................................................................................................... 1 - 158
  • Carter (grist mill 1786) 55 ................................................................................................................. 1 - 55
  • Chapman 176 ................................................................................................................................... 1 - 176
  • Cook
  • Cooper 170 ; 145 ; 100 ..................................................................................................................... 3 - 415
  • Cornell external/twitter_bird_small.gif 125/5 ; 260 /3 ; 248/1 ; 144/0 ; 75/0 ; 20/0........................ 6 - 872 = 9 slaves
  • Corson 135 ; 135 ; 100 ........................................................................................................................ 3 - 370
  • Croasdale 42 ....................................................................................................................................... 1 - 42
  • Cummings 150 .................................................................................................................................... 1 - 150
  • Desmond
  • Dougherty 100 ..................................................................................................................................... 1 - 100
  • Dubois external/twitter_bird_small.gif 130/1.................................................................................... 1 - 130
  • Dungan external/twitter_bird_small.gif 50/0 ; 206/2 ; 206/0 ; 196/0 ; 196/1 ; 194/1 ....................... 6 - 1,048 = 4 slaves
  • Dyer 100 ; 150 ; 200 ............................................................................................................................. 3 - 450
  • Eddams external/twitter_bird_small.gif 211/2 .................................................................................. 1 - 211
  • Eastburn 100 ........................................................................................................................................ 1 - 100
  • Feaster external/twitter_bird_small.gif 202/1 ................................................................................... 1 - 202
  • Fenton external/twitter_bird_small.gif 130/1 .................................................................................... 1 - 130
  • Gilkey 50 (is this actually Gilkeson?) ................................................................................................. 1 - 50
  • Hagerman 16 ; 100 ; 50 ; 50 ; 50 ........................................................................................................ 5 - 266
  • Harrise (sic) 133 .................................................................................................................................. 1 - 133
  • Hayhurst 250 ....................................................................................................................................... 1 - 250
  • Hibbs 130 ............................................................................................................................................ 1 - 130
  • Howle
  • Huston external/twitter_bird_small.gif 209/1.................................................................................... 1 - 209
  • Knowles 160 ........................................................................................................................................ 1 - 160
  • Kroesen external/twitter_bird_small.gif 130/2 ; 60/0 ; 310/2 .......................................................... 3 - 500 = 4 slaves
  • Leffertson external/twitter_bird_small.gif 400/4 ............................................................................. 1 - 400
  • Leedom external/twitter_bird_small.gif 312/2 ................................................................................ 1 - 312
  • Linnberry external/twitter_bird_small.gif 59/1 ................................................................................ 1 - 59
  • Linton 150 ........................................................................................................................................... 1 - 150
  • Lott 250 ............................................................................................................................................... 1 - 150
  • Maycomber 80 .................................................................................................................................... 1 - 80
  • Palmer 160 ......................................................................................................................................... 1 - 160
  • Parsons external/twitter_bird_small.gif 95/1 ; 87/0 ........................................................................ 2 - 182
  • Paxson 97 and sawmill ....................................................................................................................... 1 - 97
  • Pickering
  • Plumley - John Plumlee 214 ........................................................................................................................................ 1 - 214
    • John Plumley's grand daughter woulds later marry James Roberts, a grand son of the 90 acre John Roberts farm below.
  • Rich
  • Rickison (sp?) 183 ; 74 ; 100 .............................................................................................................. 3 - 357
  • Ridge
  • Roberts 90 (carpenter)* the only person with acreage rec. as such .......................................... 1 -90
    • 8 in household
  • Rowland
  • Saxton
  • Shaw 164 ........................................................................................................................................... 1 - 164
  • Spencer 100 ; 200 ............................................................................................................................. 2 - 300
  • Taylor
  • Thompson 210 grist mill .................................................................................................................... 1 - 210
  • Thornton external/twitter_bird_small.gif 307/1 ............................................................................. 1 - 307
  • Tombs external/twitter_bird_small.gif 450/3 ................................................................................. 1 - 450 = 3 slaves
  • Twining 189 ; 72 ................................................................................................................................ 2 - 261
  • Van Arsdalen external/twitter_bird_small.gif 166/0 ; 250/1 .......................................................... 2 - 416
  • Van Horn external/twitter_bird_small.gif 65/0 ; 150/1 .................................................................. 2 - 315
  • Van Sant 164 .................................................................................................................................... 1 - 164
  • vanderGrift
  • vanderVenter 61 ............................................................................................................................... 1 - 61
  • Walmsley
  • Waln
  • Worthington 32 ................................................................................................................................ 1 - 32
  • Wynkoop external/twitter_bird_small.gif 500/7 ; 246/1............................................................... 2 - 746 = 8 slaves

Maps

from key

~•Notes on Maps: Several elsewhere unrecorded cemeteries are on these old maps. In some cases remains were moved as more formal burial grounds were opened. Example: One the old Bridgeton Pike there is shown a cemetery where a Saxton chlld was exhumed and moved to the Union cemetery.

Mysteries

  1. Swartz's Turning Mill on the Neshaminy : see the Bridgeton area (left bank on the 1850 map
  2. Abandoned cemetery? near modern1067 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania (see 1850 map {above})
  3. Remaining farms
    1. Churchville Farm, 404 Holland Road, Holland, PA
  • Unknown grave yard: Warminster Pennsylvania 18974 40.227161, -75.096974 It is by Old York Road in Hartsville
  1. https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/bucks008/?name=_roberts&name_x=1_ps
  2. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54006475/elizabeth-roberts
  3. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53722810/john-roberts

Sources

Originator's Notes

a will extract identifying the Rev. of the New Dutch Church in Southampton

4.309. Rev. Mathew Light of Southampton N.D. Minister. also spelled Leydt
Dated 9-20. Proved December 10, 1783.

  • Gilliam Cornell, Jr. exr.
  • Wife Katharine.
  • Dau. Elizabeth.
  • Bro-in-law Peter Uredenburg, Jr. of New Brunswick, Guardian.
  • Wit: Henry Wynkoop, Gilliam Cornell, John Kroesen.