|The Adjoining Lands of George Matter
161 ½ a. Earl tp.
war. 11 Sep 1734 to Orben Long
sur. 21 5m. 1763
pat. 10 Dec 1771 to George Matter (Patent AA-13-1)
31a Earl tp.
war. 3 Jan 1749 to Sarah Livingston
resur. 19 6m. 1767
pat. 3 Dec 1795 to Peter Lichty (Patent P17-466)
Lancaster Warrant L85, dated 11 Sep 1734:
Lancaster Warrant L256, dated 3 Jan 1749:
Patent AA-13-1: 161 ½ a. Earl tp. pat. 10 Dec 1771 to George Matter.
Urban Long acquired right to certain land in Earl tp. by warrant. Thereafter, the said Urban Long conveyed the same right to one George Matter, the patentee hereto. The said George Matter had surveyed 161 ½ a. Earl tp., a tract now called “First Mill,” situate near Mill Creek, adjoining Peter Rab, Jacob Kinser, John Linder, and land surveyed unto the Widow Leviston.
Patent P17-466: Not yet compiled.
1734: Warrant to Urban Lang, 150A (Lancaster Warrant L85)
c1744: Land later warranted to Sarah Liebenstein in possession of William Liebenstein (see Survey A56-15)
1749: Warrant (2.) to Sarah Liebenstein, 30A (Lancaster Warrant L256)
c1750-1759: Tract in possession of Henry Bauer (see Surveys C107-116; C185-147; C190-74)
1763: Survey to George Matter, 161A (Survey C166-6)
1767: Survey (2.) to George Matter, 31A (Survey C138-48; Matter now holds 192A)
1771: Patent to George Matter, 161A (Patent AA-13-1)
1775: George Matter to Christian Rutt, 192A, including a gristmill (Lancaster Deed X616; see notes)
1791: Christian Rutt to Peter Lichte, 192A, including a gristmill (Lancaster Deed 6-232; see notes)
1795: Patent (2.) to Peter Lichte, 31A (Patent P17-466; all 192A now fully patented)
1795: Peter Lichte to Henry Mering, 9A (Lancaster Deed 6-232)
1796: Peter Lichte to Henry Mering, 2A (Lancaster Deed 6-235)
1796: Peter Lichte to Peter Weber, 9A (Lancaster Deed C3-59)
1814: Peter Lichte to Samuel Scherck & Samuel Weber, 135A (Lancaster Deed 7-96)
Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Tax Records, 1750-1789:
Henry Bauer, 1750-1759, 100A
George Matter, 1758-1789+, 250A to 43A to 25A (no land ’58-59; acreage drop c1775, then ‘c1784)
John Matter, 1756-1757, freeman
Andreas Matter, 1772, 1777-1778, 1781-1782, inmate ( freeman with parents ’72)
George Matter, 1777, 50A
Jacob Matter, 1779-1783, inmate
Christian Rut, miller, 1750-1789+, 200A to 410A (acreage jump c1775)
Henry Rut, blacksmith, 1758-1789+, 50A to 120A (freeman ’58)
Jacob Rut, 1751, freeman
Christian Rut, 1786-1787, freeman
Henry Rut, 1789, freeman
(complete for Matter and Rut)
Fully searched 8/05.
Note: Urban Long obtained a warrant dated 17 June 1742 for land situate in Bethel Township, Lancaster County.
Note: Neither Lancaster Deed X616 nor Lancaster Deed 6-232 make mention of the 31-acre tract warranted to Sarah Liebenstein. I have assumed that separate indentures involving this parcel were made but not recorded, as suggested by Lancaster Deed 7-96.
Note: Christian Lang—presumably the brother of Urban Lang—obtained a 1734 warrant for land adjoining that of Urban Lang; however, no survey was returned and the claim was vacated. It is uncertain which adjoining property this would be--
Lancaster Deed N279: George Matter, yeoman, of Earl tp. mort.to Beulah Paschall, spinster, of Philadelphia
161-½ a. Earl tp., including a gristmill: HISTORY: Same tract pat. 10 Dec 1771 to George Matter (Ref. PB AA-13-1).
22 Apr 1773: Peter Miller & Martin Kreuder
Lancaster Deed R15: George Matter, miller, of Earl tp. mort.to Charles Miller & George Weik, yeomen, of Lancaster County
161 ½ a. Earl tp. including a corn mill: HISTORY: Not given.
--18 Mar 1775: Christian Binchely & John Mahon
Lancaster Deed X616: George Matter, yeoman, & his wife Catharine of Earl tp. rel.to Christian Ruth, yeoman, of same
161 ½ a. Earl tp., including a gristmill: HISTORY: Same tract pat. 10 Dec 1771 to George Matter (Ref. PB AA-13-1). Since then, George Matter has erected a gristmill on the property. On 22 Apr 1773, George Matter mortgaged the property & mill to Beulah Paschall of Philadelphia (Ref. Deed N279). As part of this agreement, Christian Ruth agrees to pay the remaining principal and interest.
22 Apr 1775: Christian Zimmerman & David Davis
Lancaster Deed 6-232: Peter Lichty, yeoman, & his wife Magdalena of Earl tp. gr.to Henry Mering, schoolmaster, of same
9a, 118p Earl tp., situate on a run called Mill Creek: HISTORY: Part of a larger tract pat. 10 Dec 1771 to George Matter (Ref. PB AA-13-1). On 22 Apr 1775, George Matter & his wife Catharine granted the same larger tract to Christian Root. On 7 May 1791, Christian Root & his wife Anna granted the same larger tract to Peter Lichty, the party hereto.
--28 Apr 1795
Lancaster Deed 6-235: Peter Lichty, yeoman, & his wife Magdalena of Earl tp. gr.to Henry Mering, laborer, of same
2a, 17p Earl tp.: HISTORY: Part of 31a Earl tp. pat. 3 Dec 1795 to the said Peter Lichty (Ref. PB P17-466).
--22 Mar 1796
Lancaster Deed C3-59: Peter Lichty, yeoman, & his wife Magdalena of Earl tp. enf-rel.to Peter Weaver, yeoman, of same
9 ¼ a., 23p Earl tp.: HISTORY: Part of 31a pat. 3 Dec 1795 to Peter Lichty (Ref. PB P17-466).
--22 Mar 1796
Lancaster Deed 7-96: Peter Lichti, yeoman, & his wife Magdalena of Earl tp. enf-rel.to Samuel Shirk & Samuel Weaver, yeomen, both of same
135 ¼ a., 7p Earl tp., adjoining John Road, Daniel Overly, John Killheffer, Henry Mering, and Christian Neff: HISTORY: Part of the same tract that Christian Root & his wife Anna granted 7 May 1791 to Peter Lichti, the party hereto. The said Lichti had obtained a patent dated 3 Dec 1795 (Ref. PB P17-466).
--24 Mar 1814
Lancaster Deed B5-446: Henry Mering, late of Earl tp., acquired certain property from Peter Lichty via deeds 6-232 and 6-235. The said Henry Mering later died leaving issue the following children: John Mering, Henry Mering, Eva the wife of George Ranck, and Catharine the wife of George Bolig. Now, the said heirs release their right & title to certain parcels of land to their said brother Henry Mering.
--12 Apr 1824
For consideration only:
The following warrant—given to William Liviston—was not returned. This William Livistone is probably the same person who held the land later warranted to Sarah Livingstone, alias Liebenstein.
Lancaster Warrant L99, dated 8 Oct 1735: