THE MANOR OF SPRINGETTSBURY, YORK COUNTY, PA, "IT'S HISTORY AND EARLY SETTLERS," YORK COUNTY ORIGINAL LAND RECORDS SERIES, VOLUME 6, NEAL OTTO HIVELY, 1993, Second Printing 1997; ISSN 1066-0100 (Series); ISBN 0-9638435-0-8, 272 pages. (paperback, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2) $18.00 retail.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Summary Key; summary key explanation; The Manor of Springettsbury Warrant Map (showing where the manor was located in York County, PA); Note on the spelling of family names; Early land developments west of the Susquehanna River; Border disputes with Maryland; Warrant and survey of the original Springettsbury Manor; illustration - Governor Keith's "Newberry" Tract; Temporary dispute with Maryland resolved; illustration - Copied survey of original 1722 Springettsbury Manor; The Royal Order and Judgment of 1737-1738; Pennsylvania Land Policies; Cressap's War; Lists of German Settlers in the Springettsbury Manor Region - 1736; 56 Blunston Licenses within the manor; Earliest Land Grants in Springettsbury Manor; Proprietary Land - "Manors"; The 1768 Springettsbury Manor resurvey; illustration - 1768 manor resurvey; illustration - overlay of 1722 and 1768 Manor of Springettsbury surveys; Proprietary Town - York Town (1741); York Town first lot owners (1741); illustration - York Town resurvey, 1752; York Town land disputed; Land acquisition within the manor; illustration - disputed town land (1774); Land acquisition after 1776; Mennonites seek church site in York; Early ferries across the Susquehanna (Wright's and Anderson's); Early Roads within the Manor; Kreutz Creek Union Church (1746); Proprietary rights after 1776 and legal dispute with Penn Agent John R. Coates; Wolf's Union Church; Canadochly Union Church; with illustrations, charts, maps, footnotes, sources.
The Manor of Springettsbury was the largest of the colonial Proprietary Manors (65,000 acres), and one of the most controversial. A total of 391 sequentially numbered survey tracts that comprised manor land are fully detailed in this volume. A total of some 1,232 names are indexed, beginning with the colonial period. Some 100 survey "tract" names are listed, as are 56 Blunston License holders, and five warrants under the authority of Maryland; Signer of the Declaration of Independence - James Smith colonial lands lie within the manor and are fully detailed.
Townships included: all of Springettsbury and Spring Garden, most - or portions of West Manchester, Manchester, East Manchester, North Codorus, Jackson, Dover, York, Windsor, Lower Windsor and Hellam townships.
Original, never-before published material!