1702 Will Tracing To William Pennís Land Grant
308 Year Old Will Tracing To William Pennís Land Grant
February 23, 1702-Dated, Early Colonial Manuscript Document, being a Family Will tracing back the family property to the original 1681 Land Grant issued by William Penn, Fine.
This is an original, early American Document, measures 10Ē x 8.5Ē being a Will for John Day, for his children Hanna, Sarah, and Grace, his widow married James Atkinson. It starts out speaking of the original William Penn Land Grant of 1250 acres in Pennsylvania of August 17 & 18th of 1681 to John Day, being the land included in this will. Mention also made of Edward Cladwell, Abram Bickley. The date of February 23, 1702 is written within the text and the latest date located. This document has typical expected folds and tone, a strong large early colonial English watermark is made within the period laid paper and clearly seen when held up to a strong light, with some trivial edge roughness not affecting text which is quite readable. A rare survivor for this 308 year old American document, and a wonderful addition to any historic Early American Collection, specially with the very first actual words of the text starting with ďWm Penn.Ē