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1Author:  Penn family.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Quit rent rolls,1688/9, 1788-1793     
 Dates:  1688-1798 
 Abstract:  The Penn Family Estates Collection consists of two volumes that contain quitrent data for land the Penns owned. The first is what appears to be a copy of a rent roll from 1688/1689. It lists names of individuals and their status (first purchaser, renter, etc.) and their tax information. The second is a large ledger book from 1788 that contains the names of individuals in Lancaster County who apparently leased land still owned by the Penn family.

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 Call #:  Mss.974.8.P38p 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Land and Speculation | Pennsylvania History | Philadelphia History 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Rent -- Pennsylvania. 
2Author:  Pennsylvania. General AssemblyRequires cookie*
 Title:  Records concerning the early settlements on the Delaware River, 1630-1682, 1774     
 Dates:  1630-1774 
 Abstract:  The volume contains records relating to the history of Dutch settlers in the territories that the English acquired. These are copies of documents that are held at the State Archives. Many were originally in Dutch but were translated to English in this volume. The documents contain records from as early as 1638 and continue through Edmund Andros' term as governor of New England and ends in 1700. The documents include many official government proclamations and legal documents relating to Dutch property and their rights within English colonies.

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 Call #:  Mss.974.8.P37 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Land and Speculation | Law | Pennsylvania History | Philadelphia History 
 Genre:  Official Government Documents and Records