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Christian Snyder's 1749 Patent

Patent A 15, Page 310 - to Christian Snyder
2nd December 1749 [Excerpt.]

Source: Pennsylvania State Archives, Reference Section


"Thomas Penn and Richard Penn Esquires true and absolute Proprietaries and Governor in Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania and Counties of Newcastle Kent and Sussex on Delaware To all unto whom these Presents shall come Greeting Whereas in pursuance and by virtue of a Warrant under the Lesser Seal of the said Province bearing date the Seventeenth day of August in the Year of Our Lord 1737 there was surveyed and laid out unto Christian Snyder of the County of Philadelphia, a Certain Tract of Land Situate in Marlborough Township within the said County ... beginning at a post in a line of Martin Terr's land and from thence by the same and Simon May's land ... thence along the Great Road leading from Macungie to Philadelphia and twenty two perches to a stone thence by Gabriel Shooler's land ... granted by the said Proprietaries hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Great Seal of the said province to be affixed at Philadelphia this Eighteenth day of October in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and forty nine, the twenty third year of the Reign of King George the Second over Great Britain ... and the Thirty Second Year of the said Proprietaries their Government Recorded the 2nd Day of Decr. 1749.
James Hamilton [Seal]"

Note: The slideshow photos were taken in 2008 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on property that appears to fit within the boundaries of detailed land records for Christian Snyder, Marlborough Co. Pa. on Dec. 2, 1749. We gratefully obtained permission to make digital copies of a sketch of the patent boundaries from records at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Pennsburg, PA. Photographs by M. Bruck, Oct. 2008.