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Subject: Re: Lawrence Hipple Pennsylvana 1777. Disability Claim.
Date: 25 Aug 2004 18:30:14 -0600

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Which Lawrence/Lorentz is this? There were a few around then! Is there a spouse mentioned in the pension file?
I had found a Lawrence HIPPLE in 1780 in a unit from Pikeland, Chester Co under Capt. Ehry/Emrey?sp? and not sure which one this one was either!

Transcribed by AwesomeGenealogy.com March 2003
Source: Genealogical Data Relating to the German Settlers of Pennsylvania and Adjacent Territory, page 101 By Hocker 1980:
October 9, 1770
Catharina Retterin, care of Georg Eyerich, near Yellow Springs, Pikeland Township, Chester County, came to America sixteen years ago with her father, Melchior Retter, now dead, her mother, Eva, her eldest sister, Anna Maria, her second sister, Margaretha, and her third sister, Magadalena. These three sisters were indentured in Philadelphia, and Catharina was indentured to 'Lorenz' Hippel, in the country (in dem Busch). She seeks news of her family.


Pikeland - literally Pike's Land - was granted by Wm Penn to Joseph Pike, merchant, of Cork, Ireland, by patent dated Dec 3, 1705. It embraced the territory now included in East and West Pikeland, and contained 10,116 acres and allowances. Joseph Pike died in 172 7 seized of this tract, and also of a tract of about 1400 acres in Caln twp, on the southern part of which is now Caln Friends' meeting-house, and by his will, proved in the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland, devised all his lands in Pennsylvania to his wife Elizabeth in fee. Elizabeth Pike held the lands until her death in 1733, and devised tem to her son, Richard Pike, in fee. Richard died in 1752, and by his will devised all his estates in Pa to his kinsmen, Samuel Hoare and Nathaniel Newberry, merchants, of London, England, subject to the payment of certain legacies. In 1756, Samuel Hoare purchased the interest of Nathaniel Newberry and became sole owner. On Dec3, 1773, Amuel Hoare, by!
his attorney, Amos Strettle, sold and conveyed the lands '''known by the name of Pikeland'', to Andrew Allen and took from him a mortgage thereon for 16000 £, part of the purchase money.
Andrew Allen sold and conveyed parcels of it to 115 persons, and received from them the purchase moneys. The mortgage given by Allen to Hoare was not being paid, it was sued out against Allen, and the 115 purchasers from him, as terretenants, and the entire twp was sold as one tract by Ezekiel Leonard, sheriff of Chester Co, and repurchased by Samuel Hoare, the holder of the mortgage, and conveyed to him by deed, 1789. The persons to whom Allen had made sales had failed or neglected to procure releases of the lands purchased by them from him of the mortgage, and consequently the sheriff's sale to Hoare divested their titles. They generally, however, compromised with Hoare, and by making additions payments of purchase moneys received deeds of confirmation from him. Some of them, however, were unable to effect any arrangement and lost their lands and whatever improvements they had made.
The following names are those given in the sheriff's return, and thus are many of the ancestors of the present inhabitants of the township:
George Chrisman
Elias Chrisman
George Emrey
John Emrey
Philip EmreyJohn Francis
John Griffith
Lawrence Hipple
Henry Hipple
Joseph Jones
Griffith John
Philip King
Widow King
Baltzer Ludwick
Valentine Ludwick
Henry Hipple
Ludwick Emrey
Conrad King

Thanks, Diana
PS Yes, it would be nice to know what is in this one's disability claim!

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