PENNSYLVANIA ORIGINAL LAND RECORDS SERIES FOR YORK COUNTY, PA

SHREWSBURY AND SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIPS, YORK COUNTY, PA, (VOLUME 5), NEAL OTTO HIVELY, 1992, 230 pages. (paperback, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2) $10.00 retail.

Original, never-before published research!    Related Links, below....

DEDICATION: "To the first Hively immigrants, Jacob and Christopher, and to all the visionary and industrious men and women who came to America seeking freedom, justice and honest recompense for their labors; and to those who still find welcome."

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Graphic of Shrewsbury and Springfield Townships and how the five maps overlay them; summary key; summary key explanation; note on the spelling of family names; Pennsylvania land grant policies; presumptive settlement: "squatters"; East and West Side Applications; Pennsylvania Land Warrants, Surveys and Patents (explanation); early Shrewsbury and Springfield township roads; Shrewsbury Township (history); Springfield Township (history); Jerusalem (Fissel's) Union Church (1771) with a graphic illustration of the first church property survey; Shuster's (Friedensaal's) Union Church (1763), with a graphic of contiguous land survey showing land reserved for a church in 1753; Codorus Church of the Brethren (1758); Jacob Hively - land owner of land that  is now some of the Borough of Shrewsbury; Town of Shrewsbury laid out.

Surveys #891 to #1193, sequentially listed, are fully detailed. In addition, survey tracts bounded into contiguous townships are included to give the fullest detail to township settlement. Some 840 early colonial settlers are indexed, as are 294 survey "tract" names. Full source documentations are included.

Geographic extent: all of Shrewsbury and Springfield Townships, York County, PA, plus tracts bounding into contiguous townships. Borders the Mason-Dixon Line with Maryland on the south.

Map 15 - 19: Shrewsbury and Springfield Townships (consolidated) - 36 by 48 inch, four color map, cross indexed by survey number to the volume.

GO TO TOWNSHIPS PAGE - to see where these townships are located in York county.

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It may take a while, but there are a lot of names listed:

SHREWSBURY AND SPRINGFIELD COLONIAL FAMILY NAME INDEX

SHREWSBURY AND SPRINGFIELD "TRACT NAME" INDEX

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