Manor of Maske evidence of possible surnames
I received this email from Garyth50aol.com in response to my letter appearing below.
 

Cynthia,

       I did buy the map and accompaning booklet a few years ago from the ACHS.  I had discoverec that there were 5 Gibson families that took up claims in the Marsh Creek Settlement.  I haven't been able to find a connection between them and my family, but I am still digging.

       The settlement map that I show on my site is only a very small part of the entire manor. So, your link will only show a part of the manor. There are about 10 sections shown in the book, and about 333 tracts of land in the manor. The map is about 3' by 2'.  The book is fully indexed, so I'll just look up some of your names.

Robert McCurdy:

#61
(1) F-16, Cumberland [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
(2) Thomas Wilson, d. 1779 [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
(3) Yes, March 1741 [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.  ]
(4) 1762 [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list.  ]
(5) June 21, 1764 and October 4, 1765 [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
(6) May 9, 1787, 418 acres, a resurvey [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
(7) Robert McCurdy, April 30, 1801 and William McCreary May 22, 1802 [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]

       Here is the "key" for the above numerations (taken directly from the book):

(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.

(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.

(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.

(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list.

(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.

(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.

(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6

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Property 74 belonged to James Hall, and later by John McCallen
Property 76 belonged to Samuel Paxton, and later by Joseph Walker.

Property 61, associated with Robert McCurdy, is at the upper part of the section I have on my site, but the entire section of 61 is not shown.

Tract #232
(1) C-14, Hamiltonban, now Freedom [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
(2) Thomas McClellan [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
(3) no [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.  ]
(4) 1762, as a single man [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list.  ]
(5) Dec. 2, 1767 [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
(6) Dec. 9, 1767, 177 a. 120 p., Armagh [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
(7) Thomas McClellan, Jan. 26, 1798 [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]
(8) an early survey indentifies a previous claimant of this tract as a Widow Wilson.

 
tract #136
(1) G-10, Cumberland [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
(2) Samuel Moore, d. 1756 [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
(3) Yes, March 1741, David Moore (1736-1803) [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.  ]
(4) 1762, as a single man, David Moore. [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list. ]
(5) unknown [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
(6) unknown [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
(7) David Moore, March 21, 1800, 254 a. 122 p. [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]
(8) see tract 191

#191
(1) H-9, Cumberland [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
(2) Samuel Moore, d. 1756 [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
(3) Yes, March 1741, David Moore (1736-1803) [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.  ]
(4) 1762, listed as a single man, David Moore [[ (4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list.  ]
(5) unknown [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
(6) unknown [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
(7) John Scott, May 5, 1808, 90 a. 38 p. [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]
(8) see tract 136

       Property 191 is directly north of 136, both are just outside of where Gettyburg is today.  These properties are well north of the section that I show on my site.

Here are some of the allied names:

#43
1, C-15, Hamiltonban, now Freedom [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
2, John Thompson [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
3, yes, May 1741, William Stevenson [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.  ]
4, 1762 [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list.  ]
5, Sept. 15, 1766 [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
6, Jan 9, 1767, 158 a. 17 p. Highland Tract [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
7, Robert Cunningham, Apr. 30, 1801 [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]

#44
1, B-15, Hamiltonban, now Freedom [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
2, Elizabeth Thompson [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
3, yes, Apr. 1741 [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.  ]
4, 1762, Widow Thompson [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list.  ]
5, Oct. 17, 1765, James Thompson [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
6, Nov. 29, 1765, 265 a. 43 p. , James Thompson, part outside the manor. [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
7, unknown [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]

#45
1, B-14, Hamiltonban, now Freedom [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
2, Andrew Thompson, d. 1768 [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
3, yes, May 1741 [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.  ]
4, 1762 [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list. ]
5, Apr. 16, 1765 [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
6, Nov. 28, 1765, 198 a. 55 p., part outside the manor [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
7, John Thompson estate, Ded. 16, 1800 [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]

#58
1, L-19, Mt. Joy [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given]
2, John and William Thompson [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
3, no [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.  ]
4, 1762 [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list. ]
5, May 31, 1762 [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
6, June 18 , 1767, 316 a. 80 p. [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
7, land covered by the 1762 warrant was subsequently determined to be both in and out of the manor.  Deeds for more than 316  1/2 acres were secured from both Penn heirs and the Commonwealth. [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]

#13
1. J-4, Straban and Cumberland
This property entirely within the manor, was surveyed for Samuel Bell in 1770 on the strength of three warrants issued in 1763 to William McGee, Robert Ilhenny and William Thompson.  Samuel Bell's patent for 450 acres is dated April 13, 1772. [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
(complete as given by Gary, the source transcribing ACHS record)

#5
1, G-4, Cumberland [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
2, John Thomson or Thompson [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
3, no [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.]
4, 1762, Robert Black [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list]
5, Oct. 6, 1738 [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
6, resurvey Jan 13, 1770, 233 a., Armagh. [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
7, John Sweney, Apr. 20, 1801 [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]
8, this land was warranted before the Manor of Maske warrant.
 

 
#152
1, L-18, Mt. Joy [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
2, John and William Thompson [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
3, no [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list. ]
4, 1762 [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list.  ]
5, May 31, 1762 in the name of William, but also for the use of John. [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
6, undated 316 a. 80 p. ,Waterless [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
7, Isaac Robinson, Mar. 31, 1798 - Charles Wilson, Jan 9, 1799 [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]
8, same, see prop #58

#115
1, G-17, Cumberland [(1) Location of the property on the manor map and the township or towhships in which is was located.  Where the Township has changed since the eighteeth century, both the original and present townships are given.]
2, William Quiet [(2) Name of the earliest known claimant to the land, with dates of birth and death where available.  It is evident that because of the scarcity of early records and the peculiarities of manor history, in many instances the earliest actual claimant has not been found.]
3, Apr. 1741 [(3) Appearence or non appearance on the Agnew-McPherson list, with the date of settlement as it appeared on that list.  ]
4, 1762 [(4) Date of first appearance of the earliest know claimant or a successor on a township tax list. ]
5, Oct. 4, 1765 [(5) Date of warrant for the property, with the name of the warrantee if different from the name previously given.]
6, unknown [(6) Date of survey for the property, with the following additional information:  the name of the person for whom the survey was made if different from the name in the previous entry; the acreage; the tract name where known; and whether part of the survey was outside the manor.]
7, Robert Thompson, Aug, 15, 1800, 405 a. 22 p. [(7) Recipient of the Penn agent or patent deed,  date of its award, and acreage, if not already given in 6]
 
 
 

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       The Booklet, "The Manor of Maske: It's History and Individual Properties", gives a very good history of the Manor and how it came to be.  I think is can still be purchased for about $15.  A small price for this historical information.

       I could make copies of some of the other section maps if you want them.

       Let me know if this is the type of information you had in mind.

talk later,

-Gary T. Gibson
 

XXXXXXXXXXX LEtter i sent:
Hi there,
I've been doing a study of the Manor of maske, being descended from Robert McCurdy who bought his land there from the Widow Thompson in  1780 at which time he is known to be in the region of the Marsh Creek Settlement, Cumberland Twp.
You have in your pages a most useful transciption and  Index for Settlement Map http://www.geocities.com/Ítes/3034/Manindex.html
In which you show the areas of your forebears territories. I am not certain what year this pertains to,  and  am interested in both the year [what year is it? ] and whether or not you have the names for the others there found by number. Robert had just over 300 acres a few miles north of Marsh creek [ and about 7 miles south of gettysburg] on old route 15 [emmitsburg road from Gettysburg] that straddled land both west and east [largely west] of that road. I am assuming this map is from the ACHS. Am I right?

Robert McCurdy first appears in Adams County in  1780,  regarding YC 2A-401 (Adams County Hist. Association numeration). I believe his land would be that denoted either 76 or 74 but can not be sure.

On 2 march 1780, Hugh Wilson and Thomas Wilson, executors of Thomas Wilson, Deceased,  sold to Robert McCurdy the land that Thomas Wilson had gained in the Manor of Maske.  the Deed mentions warrant of 19 June 1765, laid out and surveyed 26 June 1765 for 319 acres. 3/4 acres and 4 perches (hereafter p).  Recital mentions Thomas Wilson in his life time claimed and improved a piece of land adjoining acreage supra. "
Can you tell me what number Thomas Wilson and Hugh Wilson [actually bought from the widow Wilson] this land might pertain to in your enumeration listings? i am also curious if you have the enumerations for the Moores and Thompsons known to be among the original squatters. These two names are allied names and I am seeking to connect them firmly with my McCUrdy forebear.
I am nowhere near Gettysburg, my hometown...living for the time being in San Diego, or i would more dutifully search this on my own.
I hope I am not asking too much, but ultimately, perhaps when I'm done with my study, you will want to link your page to my own Manor of Maske pages which include Bates transcriptions of its history and hyperlink to the players involved in it. I have already linked your site to my own. My webpages are just now in the process of being mounted. proposed opening pages can  found at SWOPE TREE WEBPAGES INPROGRESS [www.cynthiaswope.com] if you are interested in the general intent and form of the pages linking to Our American Immigrants within it.
Anyway, thanks for your time, and I hope i'm not asking too much.
Cynthia Swope