Monday, July 23, 2012

Matson Family Research Section 3-1 - Amanuensis Monday

This is the first page of Section 3 of the Matson family research from correspondence between researchers in 1903. This page contains some details about a John Matson from some early Chester County, PA records. He married Hannah Norbury in 1741 and died in 1748. His estate was left to Hannah and no mention was made of any children.

                                                       John Matson
                                       Chester County deeds, wills, etc.

This man was in Edgmont about 1741-5, and was probably a brother of Morris Matson. 
From Swedley Genealogy:-
Thomas Norbury took up 125 A. in Newtown Twp. 1683. About 1684, he m. Frances, widow of Stephen Hugh of Springfield, by whom he had 10 children prior to 1712:-
Stephen, Jacob, Deborah, Thomas, John, Philip, Mary, Hannah, Sarah, and Rachael.
Jacob Norbury, b. 9-30-1687; m. about 1721 Alice ------. She m. (2) 1727 Richard Farr
(3) 1746 Thomas Hall
Jacob and Alice had two children:-
   Sarah, b. 1722; m. (1) John Warren
                                 (2) Samuel Hall
   Hannah, b. 6-25, 1724; m. (1) 9-5-1741, at Middletown Friends' Meeting, John Matson of Edgmont. He died 1748 and she m. (2) 12-22-1757 at Gosbeu? Meeting, George Swedley (b. 1719; died in Willistown 12-1-1765).

1743-4     Will of Richard Farr of Edgmont, dated 5-14-1743, probated Oct. 8, 1744, mentions "daughters-in-law" [ie. step-daughters] Sarah Warren and Hannah Mattson.    Will Bk. 13 p. 167.
1748         Letters of Adm. on Estate of John Matson, late of Easttown, ?, granted July 16, 1748 to his widow Hannah Matson.
   Adm. Doc B. p. 56. Original Papers 1163.

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