William Penn, the Proprietor

When George and Veronica arrived in Pennsylvania in 1723, John Penn was Pennsylvania’s proprietor. His father, William Penn, had died in 1718 at the age of seventy-three while the Hain’s were living in Schoharie. For most of his life, William Penn lived in England, visiting Pennsylvania only twice, the last time in 1699. But, Pennsylvania and his Quaker faith were uppermost in his thoughts during his entire adult life, where Pennsylvania became a sanctuary for protecting freedom. As a result, William Penn left an important legacy to America’s freedom of religion, liberty and justice.

Lancaster County Established

Lancaster County was formed May 10, 1729 from land apportioned from Chester County. The original countries chartered by William Penn were Philadelphia, Bucks and Chester, located within the more populated area of the Commonwealth. The ever increasing immigrant population was pressing westward into the wilderness. They were demanding improved access to government, constables to keep the peace, magistrates to handle their legal affairs. This new county would resolve these issues.

Jeri Haynes, June 28, 2008

Palatines Immigrate to Pennsylvania

During May 1723 a group of families packed up their belonging and moved south from the Schoharie Valley of New York to settle in the Tulpehocken region of Pennsylvania, a distance of four hundred miles. This was wilderness, where no white settlers anyway near. Philadelphia was some seventy-five miles north east of this unsettled land. The William Penn proprietors intended that these Palatines act as a buffer between Indian settlements nearby and colonial settlements further east toward Philadelphia.


VERY good Red Leather Chairs

VERY good Red Leather Chairs, the newest Fashion, Fine Flanders Bed Ticks, and sundry other European Goods, and likewise Cinamon, at very reasonable Rates, and choice New England Hopps, and very good Beavour Hats, and Silk Stockings to be sold by Peter Boynton, living at the lower End of Front street.

Writing, Arithmetick Taught

In Mulberry street at the House of Alderman Carter, is a School erected, where Writing, Arithmetick, both Vulgar and Decimal, with some Parts of the Mathematicks, and also the Latin Tongue will be carefully taught by me. John Lloyd.

A Parcel of likely Men and Women Servants

Lately Imported, A Parcel of likely Men and Women Servants, and are to be sold by Samuel Ferguson, at the Widow Fox's. in Walnut-street, Philadelphia, on reasonable Terms, either for ready Money, Country Produce or Credit.

Lately from Great-Britain

Lately from Great-Britain, John Hyndshaw, at his Shop in Market-Street, opposite to the Presbyterian Meeting-House, Philadelphia, who sells at the lowest price, Sundry sorts of Merchants Goods, Bibles, New-Testaments, and other Books, with Stationary Ware: Also binds any sort of Books neatly, at a reasonable price. And takes Salt Water out of Books,

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