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First Families of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1

By: John Pitts Launey

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999)

Seller ID: L0015

ISBN: 1585490156

Condition: 196 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 196 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Chester County was officially opened for settlement in 1682. Using a wide variety of sources, this volume of first families provides data concerning when and where they settled as well as information on early churches and meeting places. Families covered in this volume include the following: Allen, Baldwin, Bonsall, Green, Hibberd, Maris, Sharpless, Townsend, Trimble, Vernon, Yarnall, and many more.196 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 196 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Volume 3: The Welsh Tract

By: John Pitts Launey

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: L0440

ISBN: 1585494402

Condition: 336 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 336 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Welsh traditions and language date well before the Roman invasion. Early names consisted of three elements: the given name, the father's given name, and the parish of residence. Traditionally, the first-born son took the given name of the father, and the word "mab" (meaning "son of") was used to designate the father. During the seventeenth century, "mab" was often corrupted to "ap" or "ab," with some names replacing the last syllable with a possessive "s" instead of using "mab," "ap," or "ab." All of these forms were still... View more info

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Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1

By: John Pitts Launey

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: L0424

ISBN: 1585494240

Condition: 318 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 318 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Chiefly the Quaker records of Chester Monthly Meeting of the southern part of the county. Includes registers of marriages, births and deaths, certificates, minutes, acknowledgments, and disownments. A small portion of the book (9 pages) is a compilation of records of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chester, including births, deaths, baptisms, and marriages from early 1700s.318 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 318 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Early Church Records Of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Volume 2

By: John Pitts Launey

Price: $30.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: L0439

ISBN: 1585494399

Condition: 378 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 378 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Records from Concord Monthly Meeting, Forks of Brandywine Presbyterian Church, Brandywine Baptist Church, and Middletown Graveyard.378 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 378 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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First Families of Chester County, Pennsylvania: Volume 2

By: John Pitts Launey

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2000)

Seller ID: L0581

ISBN: 1585495816

Condition: 230 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2000), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 230 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This volume continues the series by providing data on who settled where and when in early Chester County, Pennsylvania; as well as information on early churches and meeting places. A wide variety of sources were used to create this volume of first families. Those families covered in this volume include the following: Ashbridge, Bail(e)y, Bennett, Cloud, Garrett, Gilpin, Harvey, Hollingsworth, Hoopes, Meredith, Painter, Pierce, Way, Woodward, and Yarnall. 230 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2000), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 230 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info