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Mifflin Family Papers

Overview

This page provides a list of documents in the second series of the Mifflin Family Papers listed chronologically by the date that appears on the documents. Each document is assigned an arbitrary number that serves as an identification number only and bears no relation to type or year of the Document.  An item number order listing is provided in the collection finding aid.

Second Series Chronological Inventory

Date

ID no.

Type of Doc.

Description

undated

nn.

Fragments

Six  document fragments and newspaper clippings.

undated

nn.

Prints

Two copies of print of General/Governor Thomas Mifflin, 1744-1800.

undated

16

Patent/Deed

Philip Zimmer  & Jas. Wright to Eliz, Mary  and Susanna Bethel land in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

undated

112

Map

Map fragment, Berks County, PA showing Pool Company lands, mentions Mifflin heirs

undated

123

Letter

undated letter Becky Mifflin Archer to John Mifflin Jr., Philadelphia. Transcript available.

undated

128

Letter

undated  letter, Becky  Mifflin, Philadelphia to her future husband Henry Archer. Transcript available.

undated

132

Marriage Vows

undated marriage vows Warner Mifflin to Ann Emlen

undated

134

Statement

Undated  ststement by Henry Archer to [Congress?] of intention to become an American and to join the American army in the fight against his Great Britain.

undated, September 5

118b

Letter

Sylvia ___ in Carlisle to [Becky Mifflin] at Fountain Green, Philadelphia.

1704-01-04

47

Deed

John Jones & wife Margaret, to David Llewelyn  400 acres in Gwyneth Township. Transcript available.

1720-11-03

nn.

Will

Last will & testament John Mifflin III (1690-1733). Transcript available.

1725-10-15

78

Assignment

James Lewis to George Mifflin (1688-1758)

1727-12-11

89

Lease, 1 yr

Robert Jones & wife Ellen to William Murry, one year lease of land .

1728-05-08

9

Marriage Certificate

marriage of Samuel Taylor and Elizabeth Wright in Columbia signed by numerous witnesses. Transcript available.

1729-04-19

41

Deed

Alice Griffith, widow to Anthony Morris, George Mifflin, & others, land in Philadelphia County on Manatawny Creek. Transcript available.

1730-04-22

25

Deed

Samuel (1689-1745) & Sarah Blunston, to Samuel & Sara Bethel , land in Darby, Chester County. Transcript available.

1730-12-09

52

Lease

Anthony Morris & wife Phebe to John Leacock,  land in Philadelphia County. Transcript available.

1730-12-09

79

Lease

Anthony Morris & wife Phebe to George Mifflin,  land in Philadelphia County (one year rent).

1733-11-21

107

Promissory

Promissory note to Caleb Randston, Philadelphia from Note Caleb Pusey & Simon Thalford of Chester County for  loan of 20 pounds "co-signed" by George Mifflin & John Mifflin.

1734-03-24

101

Ship Registration

Ship registration, Customs House, Philadelphia- for the Shallop "Tryall" “a square stern’d vessel of 20 tons built at Chichester, 1734”.

1734-09-24

49

Release

Swan Bankson & wife Mary  to George Mifflin, land in Wicaco, Philadelphia County.

1735-12-29

55

Release

William Murry & wife Ann to Thomas Lewis,  land on Perkiomy Creek, Philadelphia County

1735-12-30

99

Lease

William Murry & wife Ann, to Thomas Lewis: the same land on Perkiomy Creek listed in #55.

1736-10-18

31

Lease

Thomas Lewis & wife Hannah, to John Potts , one year rental of land on a branch of Perkimony Creek, Philadelphia County.

1736-10-19

72

Release

Thomas Lewis & wife Hannah of Colebrook Dale Twp, Philadelphia County  to John Potts of Coventry, Chester County, 200 acres land.

1736-11-12

95

Release

Edward Mifflin (1685-1743), to his brother George Mifflin (1688-l758) plantation and land in Philadelphia County. Transcript available.

1736-11-19

100

Lease

Samuel Mickle & wife Thomasin to George Mifflin, one year lease of land in Philadelphia County.

1736-11-20

23

Release

Samuel Mickle & wife Thomasin  to George Mifflin, land near Perkamoning Creek, Philadelphia County.

1740-02-06

62

Release

Peter Worrall & wife Sara  to Thomas Pearson & wife Hannah portion of 825 acres of land in Lancaster County

1743-06-29

nn.

Deed

Deed fragment-Edward Dwolf &  Mary his wife of New Castle County on the  Delaware (PA)  to George Foster, 264 acres of land.

1746-08-18

83

Deed

George Fitzwater to Ralph Collens,  lot on the north side of Pine St., Philadelphia. Transcript available.

1749-03-14

111

Letter

James Hamilton (Proprietor) to Nicholas Scull (Surveyor General), request for copy of original survey ( 412 acres in 3 tracts in Colebrook Dale Township, Philadelphia County) by Samuel Mickle.

1750-05-10

67

Deed

Samuel Mickle to George Mifflin, land near Olney, Philadelphia County and another tract in Colebrook Dale Twp.

1750-08-22

14

Patent/Deed

deed of (original November 5, 1734 patent from Thomas and Richard Penn to Samuel Mickle. George Mifflin and Thomas and  David Potts), 80  Acres of land in Berks Cnty.to others.  (One of the more interesting documents, but confusing: as to date of origin.)

1751-07-07

21

Release

Casper Schaffner & wife Anna Maria  to Peter Worrall, 825 acres Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

1751-12-15

54

Deed

Peter Worrall & wife Sarah to Samuel Bethel (Jr.)  825 acres in Hempfield Township, Lancaster County  (same 825 acres as in #21.)

1751-12-15

106

Deed

Peter Worrall & wife Sarah to Samuel Bethel  Jr. 825 acres Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, PA. ( August 27, 1819 COPY of original)

1752-09-29

97

Deed

Thomas Coulson, Lancaster County to Joseph Coulson, 200 acres of  land & buildings on west bank of the Susquehanna, Chaneford Twp,  York County.

1753-01-25

3

Marriage Certificate

George Mifflin (1725-1754) & Anne Eyres  (Church of England Ceremony, Robert Jenney, Minister).

1754-04-24

19

Deed

Gift George Mifflin (1688-1758) to his children- John, George & Sarah, land near Perkamoning Creek, Philadelphia  County.

1755-12-23

30

Marriage Certificate

marriage of  John Mifflin "The Councilor" (1714?- 1769) & Sarah Fishburn,  Philadelphia, parents of Genl. Mifflin (19th c. copy in pencil in the handwriting of Lloyd Mifflin Sr., 1786-1877). Transcript available.

1756-07-06

51

Deed

Isaac Jenkins to  Mrs. Mary Richardson (wife of Francis Richardson) & daughters land and buildings north side  of Pine St.,  Philadelphia same property as in #83 dated 1746?

1757 -07-26

125

Map

certified copy of November 16, 1738 survey- Land near Spring Forge,  Philadelphia County, surveyed by Samuel Mickle and Co

1757-07-26

104

Map

certified copy of original July 24, 1739 survey of tract of land in Colebrook Dale Township, Philadelphia County surveyed by Samuel Mickle and Company.

1757-07-26

105

Map

certified copy of original July 24, 1739 survey of tract of land in Colebrook Dale Township, Philadelphia County surveyed by Samuel Mickle and Company.

1757-07-26

120

Map

certified copy of November 16, 1736 survey Land  in Colebrook Dale Township, Philadelphia County, surveyed by Samuel Mickle and Co.

1757-07-26

121

Map

certified copy of May 3, 1738,  survey- of land  on a branch of Manatawny Creek, Philadelphia County (near Spring Grove) surveyed by Samuel Mickle and Co.

1758-11-10

5

Release

William & Abigail Griffiths & Samuel  & Elizabeth Rhoads, to Jacob Lewis, several lots on Spruce St., Philadelphia

1759-03-24

24

Deed

Counterpart Deed- Jacob Lewis to Henry Steel,  lots on Spruce St., Philadelphia, same lots cited in #5?

1759-06-07

90

Marriage Certificate

Marriage certificate of Jacob Lewis and Sarah Mifflin, witnesses' signatures of great Interest,  including (later General/Governor Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800)  also Francis & Mary Richardson. Transcript available.

1760-07-27

12

Deed

Thomas Pearson &, wife Hannah of Darby , Chester County  to Samuel Bethel : Blunston  property in Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

1764-02-04

nn.

Power of Attorney

Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800) to friend and Uncle Jacob Lewis, Power of Attorney on eve of Thomas' first European  trip, mainly, -France, back to Philadelphia early 1765. Transcript available.

1765-03-14

94

Deed

Samuel Boude & wife Mary to Samuel Bethel,  two-tracts of land , 547 acres in Tuscarora Gap and 126 acres in Hopewell Township, both  tracts on west side of Susquehanna, then part of Lancaster County.

1769-11-25

nn.

Letter

letter from Thomas Mifflin, Philadelphia to cousin Charles Mifflin, Ephrata. Transcript available.

1770-07-05

45

Deed

Joseph Shippen & wife Mary, to Peter Wikoff  lot on north side of Lombard St. between the 3rd and 4th streets from Delaware in the said city of  Philadelphia.

1773-05-07

126

Deed

Susanna Besswicks to  Matthew McClung & heirs of Jas. Patton 55 acres & their buildings in Manor Township, Lancaster Cnty.

1776-08-28

103

Letter

letter, Mary Harrison , Summerville to Becky Mifflin at Reading.

1777

118

Letter

Sylvia  ?__ , Social Hall, Philadelphia to Becky Mifflin , Reading.

1777-02-11

84

Marriage Certificate

Marriage certificate, Charles Mifflin (1753-1783) & Mary Waln (1755-1786) Their four subsequent children's dates of birth are Added on the back of this marriage certificate.

1777-10-29

118a

Letter

Sylvia  ?__ , Social Hall, Philadelphia to Becky Mifflin c/o Genl. Mifflin, Reading. Transcript available.

1777-11-02

nn.

Receipt

Joseph Shippen, Bethlehem to John Mifflin, handwritten receipt for 50 pounds accepted on behalf of William Shippen.

1778-08-19

2

Deed

Sarah Lewis to 'Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800, later General  and Governor) deed to property on the Schuylkill in Northern Liberties Township, Philadelphia County  that would become his home. Signed-  by him, signature matching others on  file, authenticity unquestioned. Transcript available.

1779-05-07

124

Letter

letter, Isaac Morris to John Mifflin Jr. (1755-?) at Nottingham

1784-10-08

130

Letter

Joseph Bringhurst to  Nicholas Waln.

1788-09-11

32

Deed

Samuel Wright to his brother William Wright Lot #23 in Columbia, PA, on Walnut St. Inherited from their father James.

1789-02-27

10

Deed

Samuel Wright to Guy Johnson of York Cnty, Lot  #24 on Walnut St., Columbia, PA. adjacent to Lot #23 mentioned in doc#32.

1789-10-08

18

Deed

Samuel Wright to John Roberts of Lancaster, Lot #25 on Walnut St., Columbia, PA, adjacent to Lot #24 in doc #10 .

1793-04-27

117

Letter

Elizabeth Mifflin, Nottingham,  to Mrs. Archer (Becky  Mifflin), Fountain Green. Transcript available.

1794-05-08

nn.

Receipt

Receiver General’s Office, Philadelphia to John Law, receipt for one pound specie for 40 acres of land in Manchester Twp, York County, PA

1799-10-15

4

Deed

Thomas Boude, William Wright, Samuel Miller and auditors  to William Russel, lot and house in Columbia, tax sale late estate of John Patton.

1802-01-19

127

Release

Solomon Heise (Jr.) (1762?-1833) and Patience  Heise of Buffalo Twp., Northumberland County  to Samuel Bethel 3rd.  (1771-1819) Hempfield Twp. Lancaster County. Transcript available.

1803 -07-14

27

Deed

Samuel  and Martha Groff to John Wallace,  lot of land in Columbia, Pa.

1803-01-22

96

Deed

Samuel Bethel 3rd  (1771-1819)  to Robert Barber. On back of page, statement of validity February 24, 1820.

1803-02-23

115

Release

Solomon Heise  Jr. and wife Patience to her brother Samuel Bethel 3rd (1771-1819), tract of land in Buffalo Township, Northumberland  County. Transcript available.

1803-05-26

86

Deed

James Ewing, to Henry Herbst, lot # 21 in the town of Columbia.

1803-12-20

50

Deed

George Mifflin to Ann Mifflin, land in Wicacoa Township, Southwark District, Philadelphia County.

1804-04-26

65

Deed

Jacob Reinhart & wife Ann  to John Mitchell, lot #36 in the town of Columbia, Pa..

1804-04-30

29

Deed

Ann Mifflin to Jacob Hamscher

1804-04-30

59

Deed

Ann Mifflin to George Rival, land in Southwark District, Philadelphia County.

1804-04-30

60

Deed

Ann Mifflin to Jacob Hamscher, land on east side of Moyamensing Road, 20’x200’.

1804-07-04

61

Deed

Ann Mifflin to John Summers, land in the District of Southwark, Philadelphia County.

1804-08-08

39

Deed

Ann Mifflin to GeorgeWatters & Henry Garrison.

1804-11-27

64

Deed

Ann Mifflin to Robert Merrick, land in the district of Southwark, Philadelphia County.

1805-03-30

66

Deed

John and Rachel Stewart, William and Mary Johnston, Thomas and Elizabeth Johnston and Michael and Elizabeth Beard to Samuel Bethel, 3rd, lot#23 in Columbia.

1806-01-25

116

Deed

John Brumfield and wife Peggy to Malcolm McDonald, 1/3 part of lot #95 in Columbia, Pa.

1806-04-05

34

Deed

William Wright and wife Deborah, to Samuel  Bethel, lot#23 in Columbia, Pa.

1811-05-31

71

Deed

John &Sarah Brinton  and Edward & Elizabeth Burd to Cornelius van Stavoren Jr.

1811-12-09

43

Deed

Magdalena Stahl to Peter Gonter & wife Susanna, lot in Fairview, Manor Twp, Lancaster County, Pa.

1812-02-10

85

Deed

Susanna Houston Wright to Henry Keffer, lot # 3 in York County, Westphalia Twp.(?).

1812-05-15

69

Deed

Wm. & Robt Houston & Samuel Bethel (admintrs estate of John Houston)  to Susanna Houston, lot # 65 in the town of Columbia.

1814-02-04

68

Deed

Thomas Boude & wife Amelia to Susanna Houston, lot#99 in the town of Columbia.

1814-02-18

48

Deed

Samuel Miller, Columbia and wife Mary to Edward Brlen, Martic Twp, Lancaster County  & Samuel Bethel, land in Wrightsville, Hellam Twp, York County.

1814-02-18

91

Deed

Samuel Miller & wife Mary to Samuel Bethel 3rd and Edward Brien, lot in Wrightsville, Hellam Twp, York County.

1814-02-26

81

Deed

John Livergood & wife Hannah to Thomas Wright, lot #6 on the northern side of Fifth Street between Union and Cherry Streets in Columbia, PA.

1814-05-02

56

Release

John & Margaret Houston, Christian Schneidman, Daniel & Magdalena Scholl to John Schneidman, land in Hellam Township, York. County.

1814-05-02

80

Deed

James Mifflin to Joseph & Lloyd Mifflin Sr.(1786-1877), land called “Innerlocky” on the north branch of Blacklegs Creek in Westmoreland County.

1815-04-22

35

Deed

John Scheidman to Joseph C. Barker, land in Hellam Twp, York County, Pa.

1816-07-06

82

Deed

Joseph C. Barker wife Mary to Henry Grubb, land in Hellam Township, York County.

1816-08-12

33

Deed

Edward (William) Bonsall to William Gordon for rent of $42.50 a year.

1816-08-17

58

Lease

Samuel Bethel 3rd  to  William Cox, lot in Wrightsville/Columbia?, northeast side of Front Street between Walnut and Susquehanna River.

1818-03-04

46

Deed

Samuel Rheam to Samuel Shaffer. On reverse Samuel  and Magdalena Shaffer to Robert Houston, January 16, 1823.

1819-08-29

135

Letter

undated Letter to Recorder of Deeds, Philadelphia County concerning Cornelius Van Stavoren Jr. inquiring about any unsatisfied mortgages on property near 9th , Chester and Vine Streets, Philadelphia ; with  August 29, 1819 certified response of Isaac Morrell, Recorder, no unsatisfied judgments from May 31st, 1811.

1819-11-15

20

Deed

James Wright & wife Elizabeth to the sisters Elizabeth, Ann, Mary and Susanna Bethel and Patience Heise, land in Borough of Columbia, Pa.

1819-11-25

135e

Statement

PA Supreme Court,  Eastern District of Pennsylvania, certified statement, re: Cornelius Van Stavoren Jr., no unsatisfied judgments  against in past five years 1814-1819.

1819-12-25

135b

Statement

District Court of Philadelphia County, certified statement re: Cornelius Van Stavoren Jr., no judgments against from Sept 1814-Dec. 1819 signed by Thomas Lake.

1819-12-30

135d

Statement

United States District Court,  Eastern District of Pennsylvania,certified statement, re: Cornelius Van Stavoren Jr., no  Unsatisfied judgments against in past five years 1814-1819.

1819-12-31

135c

Statement

Court of  Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, certified statement, re: Cornelius Van Stavoren Jr., no judgments against from Dec 1814-Dec. 1819.

1820-04-13

74

Will

Ann Bethel (1766-1823) last will and testament  (PHOTOCOPY). Transcript available.

1820-07-21

26

Deed

Counterpart Deed- Ann Mifflin to Seth  Roberts,  land Philadelphia County

1822-01-19

98

Deed

James Wright to Eliz., Ann, Mary & Susanna Bethel, land in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, PA.

1822-03-15

129

Release

Solomon Heise & wife Patience to Eliz, Ann, Mary and Susanna Bethel, 30 acres land in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. Transcript available.

1831-11-08

63

Release

Solomon Heise  wife Patience to Eliz, Mary & Susanna Bethel, land in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. Transcript available.

1831-11-08

70

Release

Solomon Heise & wife Patience to Eliz, Mary and Susanna Bethel and  heirs of Ann Bethel, land in the Borough of Columbia and in the town of Fairview. Transcript available.

1832-08-07

28

Deed

John Barber & wife Sarah to Mary Bethel, land on Front Street in Columbia, Pa.  (form printed by H.W. Villee, Lancaster.)

1835-04-17

114

Rental

Rental agreement (one year)  Mary Bethel to Dr. James Clarkson .

1836-02-16

40

Deed

Eliz, Mary and Susanna Bethel to their niece Elizabeth A.B. Heise, lot #25 on Walnut Street, Columbia, Pa.

1836-02-16

93

Deed

Eliz, Mary & Susanna Bethel to their niece, Elizabeth A.B. Heise, lot # 21 on Walnut St., Columbia, PA. Transcript available.

1836-05-02

44

Deed

Christian Crehly & wife Mary to John Reynolds, land in Chanceford Twp, York County, Pa.

1838-03-28

42

Deed

John Musser &  Jacob Eckert ,administrators to Robert W. Houston, land in Chanceford Township, York County, Pa.

1838-03-28

88

Deed

John Musser and Jacob Eckert ( Adminstrs of Jacob Musser) to Robert Houston, land in Chanceford Township, York County.

1840-02-29

38

Deed

Henry Heise & wife Hannah, land to his mother Patience Heise.

1840-07-06

73

Deed

Robert Chalfant & wife Rebecca to Robert Chalfant Jr., 2 lots on the southwest side of Fifth Street between Union and Cherry Streets in the Borough of Columbia.

1840-08-29

nn.

Invoice

George Fairweather to George Rose, bill / receipt for services/goods for years  1834, 1835, 1837. Paid August 29, 1840.

1843-11-17

87

Deed

John Stacker to Thomas Davis, land on the northeast side of Front Street, Philadelphia

1844-04-17

13

Newspaper

Pennsylvania Republican (York) of announcement of the Marriage of John Houston Mifflin. (1807-1888) and Elizabeth Ann Bethel Heise (1813-1855) on April 9th.

1844-06-06

75

Deed

George Musser , assignee in the bankruptcy of Moses Whitson, to James Crow, lot in the borough of Columbia on the southwest corner of Fifth and Union Streets.

1860-11-19

36

Deed

Samuel Mifflin to J. Houston Mifflin (1801-1888),  land in West Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pa.

1868-04-02

57

Deed

John Houston Mifflin to William Whipper , land in Borough of Columbia in area known as “Columbia extended”.