|PARENT (M) John Willis|
|Birth||1696||Thornbury, Chester Co, PA, USA|
|Death||ABT APR 1732||Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Marriage||22 JUN 1721||to Mary Webb at Birmingham, Chester Co., PA|
|PARENT (F) Mary Webb|
|Birth||ABT 1687||Gloucester, England|
|Death||SEP 1743||Chester Co., PA|
|Marriage||ABT 1733||to Thomas Smith at Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Marriage||6 MAY 1713||to George Brown at Gloucester, England|
|Marriage||22 JUN 1721||to John Willis at Birmingham, Chester Co., PA|
|Birth||BET 1722 AND 1728||Thornbury, Chester Co., PA.|
|Birth||ABT 1723||Thornbury, Chester Co., PA.|
|Death||BET 1744 AND 1749||probably died before sale of father''s estate in 1749|
|Birth||BET 1722 AND 1724||Thornbury, Chester Co., PA.|
|Death||BEF 1791||Wilmington, DE|[S51] Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825
Given Name: John
Prove Date: 28 Apr 1732
Remarks: Willis, John. Thornbury. No date. April 28, 1732. A.368. Directs burial at Birmingham. To son John all real estate when of age, wife Mary to possess the same until that time. To daughters Esther and Ann all personal estate when of age. Executrix: wife Mary.
The following advertisement containing a good description of John Willis'property was placed in The Pennsylvania Gazette after wife Mary's death. It would appear that her stepson was living on the property at that time.
April 27, 1749
The Pennsylvania Gazette
Philadelphia, April 27. 1749.
This is to give notice, that on the 23rd day of May next will be exposed to sale, by publick vendue, a plantation containing two hundred acres of land, situate in the township of Thornbury, in Chester county, late the estate of John Willis, junior (where one John Smith now dwelleth) having about 70 or 80 acres thereof cleared, with a house, barn and orchard thereon, also considerable mowing meadow ground thereto belonging; the remaining part of the said tract uncleared, being good, and well timbered. Any person inclining to purchase, may know the title, by applying to William Webb, Esq; in Kennet; as also the terms of sale, by applying to the subscribers, living at Christine bridge, in the county of Newcastle, where attendance will be given, by Amos Brown, and Benjamin Gibbs, jun.
Elam. - The tract of land on which the hamlet is situated was first granted to Francis Chads, and contained one hundred and thirty and a half acres of land. It was resurveyed April 9, 1702, and April 19, 1708, it was sold to John Willis. The road that runs northerly through it was laid out in February, 1705.