Post by cheryl fox on Sept 18, 2019 11:27:05 GMT -5
Yes, I believe our ancestor Richard Shirley was listed in the Shirley News, vol. 1, #10, p.7 You can read it on the site. I live near Washington, DC In 1718, he was granted a patent in the "county of Kent," marshland between Murther Creek and Bawcomb Brigg, 60-70 acres. Because the reference was found in Egle's Early Pennsylvania Land Records, there may have been some confusion as Kent County is now found in Delaware and Maryland. See Mark Stein's How the States Got Their Shape, re the boundaries between Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware were under dispute into the late 1700s. But I wonder why he wanted the marshland anyway?