Dating scan royal berks
Hughes was responsible for making official copies of all state records.(The title on the binding incorrectly reads "Patents, 1677-1682, Proprietary Warrants").
William Penn transferred land to Original Purchasers by deeds of lease and release.
The transcripts of warrants give the name of each warrantee, acreage warranted, county and township where located, and the date of the warrant.
Transcripts of these warrants may also be found on microfilm in the Exemplification Records (3-54) of the Philadelphia Recorder of Deeds records at the Philadelphia City Archives.
The first indenture was a lease, or statement of intention to sell, and placed the land in the hands of the purchaser for a specified period of time, usually one year.
The second indenture, a release, dated the day after the lease, removed the land from the jurisdiction of the Crown and placed it under the jurisdiction of the proprietor.
After William Penn received his charter from King Charles II in 1681, the district of Upland became Chester County, Whorekill (that had since become known as Deal) became Sussex County, Saint Jones became Kent County, and New Amstel became Newcastle County.