THE CHANCEFORDS: CHANCEFORD AND LOWER CHANCEFORD TOWNSHIPS, YORK COUNTY, PA, ORIGINAL PENNSYLVANIA LAND RECORDS, VOLUME 8, NEAL OTTO HIVELY, ISSN 1066-0100; ISBN 09-638435-2-4, 1997, 185 pages. Now available. $15.00 retail.
Original, never-before published research material!
Especially researched and published to coincide with the 250th anniversary celebration of the formation of Chanceford Township in 1747.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chanceford Township map overlays (showing how the map coincides with the two townships); summary key; summary key explanation; A note of the spelling of family names; Pennsylvania Colonial Land Grant Policies; Maryland Land Grant policies in this region; Presumptive settlement: "squatters"; East and West Side Applications; Pennsylvania Land Warrants, Surveys and Patents; Five early Maryland Warrants; Establishment of Chanceford Township (1746-1747); Early Chanceford Ferries on the Susquehanna River - Reed's, McCall's, Burkholder's; Revolutionary War Ferry Report; Early Roads in the Chanceford Townships (beginning in 1748); Early Churches: St. Luke's (Stahley's) Lutheran and Reformed Church (1772); Chanceford Presbyterian Church (1752); Guinston Presbyterian Church; General Index.
This work details the process by which early colonial settlers secured warranted land from the Proprietors of Pennsylvania (and five warrants under Maryland authority) during the Colonial Era. A total of 493 warranted survey tracts are fully detailed, with 846 indexed colonial family names and 221 land-survey "tract" names.
Map 25: Chanceford and Lower Chanceford Townships, York County, PA encompassing nearly 60,000 acres; (Scale is 1"= 2,000 feet), showing all 493 original warrant-surveys in the two township, early roads, colonial churches, and streams. Each tract is sequentially numbered to the companion book summaries.
Map 25 - CAD produced, Four - color on bond paper - 36 by 48 inches, $20.00
GO TO TOWNSHIPS PAGE - to see where these townships are located in York county.