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Pennsylvania Land Applications
Volume I: East Side Applications 1765-1769.

By Kenneth D. McCrea, Ph. D.

Published by the Pennsylvania Chapter, Palatines to America

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This book, which is now available, includes information from over 4000 land applications that have never before been published. The East Side Applications were for land east of the Susquehanna River within the area that had been purchased from the Indians prior to 1765, shown in the map below. The counties in this area are Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike Schuylkill and Wayne.

The information in this book includes the name of the original applicant, the county the land was located in, the names of person(s) filing later paperwork for the land, references to the surveys, and the names of neighbors at the time of the application. In many cases the neighbors may never have obtained legal title to their land, therefore for these people there may be no other surviving record of their presence at that location. The neighbors' names are not indexed in the original records. The book includes an every name index with approximately 16,000 entries and a phonetic cross-reference section to make finding spelling variants easier.

The book is hard covered, printed on acid free 8.5 by 11 inch paper, and contains 562 pages. The price is $30.00. plus $4.00 shipping and handling (in USA only, contact us by email for postage to other countries).

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