RECORD of the COURTS of CHESTER COUNTY, 1681-1697
By: The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, Pub. 1910, Reprinted 2018, 430 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-907-9.
Chester County was one the first three counties in Pennsylvania and was created in 1682. It sits in the southeastern corner of the state boarding Maryland. This book is a copulation of multiple types of courts such as: Court of Common Pleas and Court of Quarter Sessions and Orphans’ Court. In these minutes of pleas & quarters sessions you will find appointments of county officials, appointed administrators, marked public roads, granting of licenses to "ordinaries", taxes being levied, civil actions of a wide variety, persons being tried for offenses against the peace & dignity of the State, list of juries, guardian accounts of orphans, Wills, and countless numbers of Deed Acknowledgements.