A place to gather and share information about the Thomas Willcox and Elizabeth Cole Willcox Family of Ivy Mills, PA. For more information see the Home page link above or contact Deniane Kartchner at Denianek@gmail.com. My husband is a descendant of Thomas and Elizabeth's son James who married Prudence Doyle. Their son John's daughter Prudence married John Christopher Kartchner.

Note: This is a work in progress! I am trying to verify everything before I post, but feel free to send me corrections and/or suggestions. It’s also not a complete history of Ivy Mills or a website for current operations, although I will gladly try to answer any questions and/or lead you to the right information.

Mark Willcox, son John Willcox, Aston, PA

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF DELAWARE COUNTY, ON THE SUBJECT OF MANUFACTORIES, UNIMPROVED MILL SEATS, &C. IN SAID COUNTY      1826           

ASTON

No 6 On Chester Creek in Ashton Township, a Grist mill, a Rolling and Slitting mill, and a new stone power loom factory, 41 by 61 and 4 stories high, head and fall 16 feet; owned by Henry Moore, the two first occupied by him in an active operation.  The weaving factory occupied by I. S. Phillip and Co has 200 power looms in operation.  Upwards of 100 persons are now employed at the two mill seats, with tenements for their accommodation.
No 1  On the west branch of Chester Creek, in Aston township, a Stone mill, head and fall about 26 feet; owned by John D. Duckett, has been used as a Woolen Factory; not now in use, but intended for a Paper Mill.
No 2.  On the west branch of Chester Creek, in Aston, a Cotton Factory, head and fall 13 feet, to which 3 may be added; owned and occupied by J. P. Crozier, has 10 carding engines of 24 inches, 2 drawing frames of 3 double heads each, 1 roving frame of 16 cans, 1 stretcher of 102 spindles, 588 throstle spindles, 648 mule spindles, spins about 1,100 lbs of cotton yarn per week, from No 17 to 20, employs about 30 hands; dwelling houses for 9 families besides the mansion house
No 3. On the west branch of Chester Creek, in Aston, a Grist mill, a Saw mill, and an Oil mill, head and fall about 20 feet; owned and occupied by James Tyson; grinds from 5 – 8,000 bushels of grain, saws about 75,000 feet of lumber, and makes about 2,000 gallons of linseed oil per annum
No 4.  On the west branch of Chester Creek, in Aston, a Mill seat, fall of water 17 to 18 feet; on lands of Mark Willcox, Esq. and Wm. Peters
No 1  On Green’s Creek, a branch of the west branch of Chester Creek, in Aston, a Grist mill and a Saw mill, embracing the waters of both branches, head and fall 17 or 18 feet; owned by Wm. Peters; grinds from 6 to 10,000 bushels of grain, and saws about 50,000 ft of lumber per annum.
No 8 On Chester creek, above the West Branch, in Middletown and Aston, a Mill seat, fall of water 9 or 10 feet, owned by William Martin and Joseph W. Smith
No 9 On Chester creek, in Aston, a Stone Cotton factory, 35 by 55 feet, 3 stories high, head and fall 16 feet; owned by William Martin and Joseph W. Smith, and occupied by William Martin; has 10 carding engines of 30 inches, 2 drawing frames of 3 double heads each, 1 double speeder of 20 spindles, 1 roving frame of 16 cans, 1 stretcher of 102 spindles, 648 throstle spindles, 936 mule spindles, spins 1,200 lbs of cotton yarn per week of Nos. 18 to 25; employs 45 hands.  Also, a 2 vat Paper mill on the same race, head and fall 15 feet; owned by William Martin and Joseph W. Smith, and occupied by John B Duckett, manufactures 60 reams of Quarto Post paper and 30 reams of printing medium per week; employs 23 hands, there are on the premises 3 large stone dwelling houses and tenements for 17 families.
No 10 On Chester creek, in Middletown and Aston, a mill seat, on lands of Abraham Pennell and Israel Taylor
No 11 On Chester creek, in Middletown and Aston, a mill seat on lands of Abraham Pennell, fall of water about 9 feet.
No 12 On the Chester creek, in Aston, above the Easterly branch, a Tilt and Blade mill, head and fall about 9 feet; owned and occupied by Thomas Thatcher, not much used for some time past.
No 13 On Chester creek, in Aston, a Saw mill, head and fall 12 feet; owned by Abraham Sharpless.  There is also from the same dam by a separate mill race, in Middletown, a Blade mill; owned by the heirs of Daniel Sharpless, deceased.
No 14 On Chester creek, in Aston, a mill seat, fall of water 15 feet; owned by Abraham Sharpless and others.
No 15  On Chester Creek, in Aston, a Grist mill, and a Rolling and Slitting mill, head and fall 21 feet; owned and occupied by Abraham Sharpless, grist mill generally employed; rolled last year about 150 tons of sheet iron.

BIRMINGHAM TOWNSHIP

No 1 On Buckrun, a branch of Brandywine, in Birmingham Township, near the line of Delaware State, a Saw mill, head and fall 12 feet; owned and occupied occasionally by John Farra.
No 2 On Buckrun, a large Woolen factory, which was burned about 2 years ago, and has been partially repaired, now unoccupied, head and fall about 16 feet; owned by John Farra.          (Birmingham?)
No 3 On Buckrun, in Birmingham, a Woolen factory, in 2 mills on the same race, head and fall about 18 feet; owned by Peter Hatton, and occupied by his sons, Samuel and Gideon Hatton; has 1 pair of stocks, 2 carding engines of 24 and 30 inches, 1 billy of 40 spindles, 3 jennies, 2 of 48 and 1 of 75 spindles; manufactures flannels, sattinets, cloths, &c employs 9 hands.
No 4 On Buckrun, a Mill seat, fall of water about 28 feet; owned by Peter Hatton   (Birmingham?)
No 5 On Buckrun, a Mill seat, in the state of Delaware, now improving for a Woollen factory.
No 6 On Buckrun, in Birmingham Township, in Delaware County, a Saw mill, head and fall about 20 feet; owned and occupied by Reese Perkins; saws about 100,000 feet of stuff per annum.
No 1  On Brandywine, where it is the dividing line between Chester and Delaware Counties, in Birmingham Township, and near the line of Delaware State; “Cannon powder mills”, head and fall 8 or 9 feet; owned by William Twaddle and occupied by William Twaddle Jr, manufactures from 1,800 to 2,000 quarter casks of gun powder per annum.  Also a Grist and Merchant mill, on the same race; grinds salt peter and sulphur, and some grist.
No 1 On a small branch of Brandywine, near the line of Chester county, in Birmingham, Delaware County, a Saw mill and a pair of mill stones for chopping grain; owned by Eli Harvey, and occupied by Thomas H. Bullock.

CHESTER TOWNSHIP

No 1 On Ridley Creek, in Chester township, at the head of tide water, a Grist and Merchant mill, and a Saw mill, head and fall 11 feet, owned and occupied by Peirce Crosby, Esq.   can manufacture from 30 – 50 barrels of flour per day; Saw mill cuts from 2 – 300,000 ft of lumber per annum, out of logs procured principally by water.
No 1 On Chester creek, in Chester township, 1 ½ miles from the Court house in the borough of Chester, and near the head of tide water, a Grist and Merchant mill, and a Saw mill, called Chester mills, head and fall 12 feet 6 inches, clear of the tide; owned by Richard Flower, and the Grist mill occupied by him, has manufactured from 30 to 40,000 bushels of grain per year, for many years past, is now only grinding grist occasionally, the present mill house is the third on this seat, which was first improved in 1683.  A vessel carrying 1,200 bushels of grain can be navigated to the door of the mill.  The Saw mill is occupied by Wm. G. Flower, and cut last year 310,000 feet of lumber, out of logs principally procured by water.
No 2  On Chester creek, in Chester township, a Mill seat , a good fall of water, on lands of George Chandley, deceased, Jonathan Pennell, Isaac Morgan and others.
No 3 On Chester creek, in Chester township, a Grist mill and a Saw mill, head and fall about 11 feet, owned and occupied by John Dutton, grinds about 10 or 12,000 bushels of grain per annum.  Saw mill employed occasionally.

CONCORD

No 2 On Chester creek, in Concord, a Mill seat, fall of water about 12 feet; owned by Thomas Cassin.
No 3 On Green’s creek, in Concord, a Woolen factory, head and fall about 20 feet; owned by John Hannum, and occupied by John Jones: has 1 pair of stocks, 2 carding engines, 1 billy of 36 spindles, 1 jenny of 50 spindles, employs from 3 – 5 hands, principally work for the neighbors.
No 5 On the west branch of Chester creek, in Concord, a 1 vat Paper mill, head and fall about 14 feet; owned by Mark Willcox, Esq. and occupied by his son John Willcox; manufactures about 1,500 reams fine paper per annum employs about 18 hands.
                No 6 On the west branch of Chester creek, in Concord, a Cotton factory, 60 by 34, and 4 stories high, head and fall 18 feet; owned by William Trimble, and occupied by Jacob Taylor; has 4 carding engines of 36 inches, 1 drawing frame of 3 double heads, 1 roving frame of 12 cans, 1 stretcher of 108 spindles,  348 throstle spindles, 612 mule spindles; spins about 1,750 lbs of cotton yarn per week. No 16 to 21: employs 18 hands.
No 7 On the west branch of Chester creek, a Saw mill, owned and occupied by William Trimble; employed occasionally.      (Concord  ??)
No 8 On the NW branch of Chester creek, in Concord, a Stone Grist mill, head and fall about 20 feet; owned by William Trimble and occupied by his son Isaac Trimble; grinds about 60,000 bushels of grain per annum.
                No 9 On the west branch of Chester creek, in Concord, a Bark mill, head and fall 20 feet; owned and occupied by Thomas Marshall
No 1 on a southerly branch of the west branch of Chester creek, in Concord, a Saw mill, head and fall about 12 feet; owned and occupied by John Myers
No 10 On the west branch of Chester creek, in Concord, a Saw mill, head and fall about 10 feet; owned and occupied by Abraham Sharpless
No 11 On the west branch of Chester creek, in Concord, a Stone Grist mill, head and fall 22 feet; owned and occupied by John Newlin; grinds from 10 – 15,000 bushels of grain per annum.

EDGMONT

No 11 On Crum Creek, a distance of 3 or 4 mills above Mr. Jones’ mills, in the townships of Edgmont, Marple, Upper Providence and Newtown, on which there is a fall of water sufficient for several good mill seats, on lands of John Rhoads, Thomas Bishop, Joseph Bishop, John Williamson, George Bishop and others.
No 12 On Crum Creek in Edgmont and Newtown, a mill seat, on which a Saw mill has been erected, head and fall about 9 feet 6 inches owned by Enos Williamson and others.
No 13 On Crum creek, in Edgmont and Newtown, a Mill seat, on lands of Dr. Jonas, Preston and others, fall of water from 8 – 10 feet.
No 14 On Crum Creek, below wherein  is the dividing line of Chester and Delaware counties, in Edgmont township, a Cotton Factory, 40 by 50 ft  3 stories high, built of stone; also a Saw mill ,head and fall about 13 feet, owned and occupied by Jonathan N. Hatch, has 10 carding engines, 2 drawing frames, 1 double and 1 single head, 1 speeder of 10 spindles, 2 roving frames, 1 stretcher of 66 spindles, 360 throstle spindles, 780 mule spindles, spins about 1,150 lbs of cotton yarn per week, from No. 18 to 25, employs about 8 men and 30 women, girls and boys, dwelling houses for 8 families, besides the mansion house.
No 1 On a westerly branch of Ridley creek, in Edgmont, a Saw mill, head and fall about 20 feet, owned and occupied by George Green.
No 12 On Ridley creek, in Edgmont township, a distance of 3 of 4 miles, extending to the line of Chester county, on which it is said there are 3 good Mill seats; on lands of George Bishop Jr. Joseph Bishop, Jonathan Howard, John Russell, William Russell, James Sill, Esq. and others.
No 1 On a westerly branch of Ridley creek, in Edgmont, near the line of Chester county, a Stone Grist Mill, an overshot wheel, with 2 pair of mill stones, owned and occupied by R. Yarnall.
No 6  On an easterly branch  of Chester creek  , in Edgmont Township, a Mill seat, on the lands of Alice Frazer.
No 7. On the same branch (on an easterly branch of Chester Creek) in Edgmont, a woolen factory, head and fall about 20 feet; owned by Robert Green, Esq. and occupied by Wm Owen and Co has 1 pair of stocks, 2 carding engines, 1 billy of 40 spindles, 2 jennys of 60 spindles each, and employs about 14 hands.

LOWER CHICHESTER

No 1 On Marcus Hook creek, in Lower Chichester, a Grist mill with an overshot wheel, and a Saw mill on a separate race, discharging the water used by the Saw mill into the head of the Grist mill; owned and occupied by David Trainer, the logs are principally procured by water, and floated by the tide very near the mill.
No 1 On a branch of Naamans Creek, in Lower Chichester, near the line of Delaware State, a Grist mill and a Saw mill, head and fall about 20 feet; owned and occupied by Nehemiah Broomall, grinds from 3 – 5,000 bushels of grain per annum, Saw mill employed occasionally.

 LOWER PROVIDENCE
No 4 On Crum Creek ,  in Lower Providence,  a Tilt mill, head and fall from 12 to 13 feet, owned by Thomas Leiper & Sons, occupied by Nahum Keys, who manufactures about 200 dozen scythes and straw knives per annum.
No 5 On Crum Creek, in Lower Providence and Springfield, a mill seat on lands of T. Leiper and sons and John Ogden
No 7 On Crum Creek, in Lower Providence a new 2 vat Paper mill, head and fall 13 feet, 6 inches, owned by John Pancoast and others.
No 1 On a small branch of Ridley creek, in Lower Providence township, a Tilt mill, head and fall about 20 feet, owned by Henry Sharpless, and occupied by Wm. Beatty, manufactured last year about 1,600 cast steel pitching axes, 500 broad axes, 500 drawing knives, 200 cleavers and choppers; steeled about 500 axes and adzes, besides making a great number of chisels, gouges, butcher knives, and various other edge tools, all of cast steel, employs about 10 hands.
No 2 On Ridley Creek  in Lower Providence, a Woolen Factory, head and fall 13 feet, owned by Isaac Sharpless and occupied by James Schofield, has 1 pair of stocks, 3 carding engines, 2 shearing machines, and employs about 20 hands in making fine cloths and cassimeres.
No 3 On Ridley Creek  in Lower Providence, on the same mill race as No 2, a Grist Mill, Saw Mill, and Cotton Factory,, head and fall 13 feet, owned by Enos  Sharpless and the two first occupied by him,  grinds from 10 – 12,000 bushels of grain per annum, and 20 – 30 tons of gypsum, Saw mill cuts from 2 to 300,000 feet of lumber per annum. Principally from logs procured by water.  The Cotton Factory occupied by George Richardson has 5 carding engines, 348 throstle spindles, and 1 mule of 180 spindles; spins from 5 – 600Lbs of cotton yarn per week, from No 4 to 8; employs about 18 hands.
No 4 On Ridley Creek in Lower Providence   a Rolling and Slitting mill, and a Saw mill, head and fall 17 feet; owned and occupied by Robert  S Johnston; rolls from 2 – 300 tons of iron and steel per annum. Uses about a ton of Lehigh coal in rolling a ton of iron.
No 5 On Ridley Creek in Lower Providence   a Snuff mill and a Saw mill, head and fall about 9 feet; owned and occupied by Elizabeth Beninghove.
No 6 On Ridley Creek , a Mill seat, on lands of Jonathan Clayton and others.    (Lower Providence?)
No 7 On Ridley Creek in Lower Providence   an old Snuff mill, lately employed in  pulverizing medicines, head and fall about 9 feet; owned by Park Shee, Esq.
No 9 On Ridley Creek in Lower Providence,  a Cotton Factory, head and fall 8 or 9 feet; owned by James Ronaldson, and occupied by James Siddall; had 10 carding engines of 30 inches, 2 drawing frames of 3 heads each, 2 roving frames, 1 speeder of 20 and 1 of 10 spindles, 600 throstle spindles, 672 mule spindles, 1 warper and dresser,, 14 power looms; spins about 1,200 lbs of cotton yarn per week from No 15 to 18; employs 7 men, and 40 women, girls and boys.  Dwelling houses for 14 families.

MARPLE

No 9 On Crum Creek, in Marple, a Mill seat, on lands of William Beatty
No 10  On Crum Creek, In Marple and Upper Providence a Grist mill and Saw mill, head and fall 12 feet, owned and occupied by Abraham  Jones, capable of grinding 25,000 bushels of grain, and sawing 100,000 feet of lumber per annum, but not employed to that extent.
No 1  On an east branch of Crum Creek, in Marple, a Bark mill, owned by John Rhoads.
No 11 On Crum Creek, a distance of 3 or 4 mills above Mr. Jones’ mills, in the townships of Marple, Upper Providence, Edgmont, and Newtown, on which there is a fall of water sufficient for several good Mill seats, on lands of John Rhoads, Thomas Bishop, Joseph Bishop, John Williamson, George Bishop and others.

MIDDLETOWN

No 8 On Ridley Creek, in Middletown township, a Stone Cotton factory, 33 by 56 feet and 3 stories high, head and fall between 8 and 9 feet; owned and occupied by James Ronaldson; has 3 carding engines of 37 inches, 1 drawing frame of 3 double heads, 1 slubbing frame of 20 spindles, 1 speeder of 20 and 1 of 12 spindles, 662 throstle spindles, 480 mule spindles, spins about 700 lbs of cotton yarn per week, from No .18 to 30; employs about 4 men and 20 women, girls and boys.  Dwelling houses for 9 families, besides the mansion house.
No 10 On Ridley creek in Middletown township, a 2 vat Paper mill, a Grist mill, and a Saw mill, head and fall between 10 and 11 feet; owned and occupied by Edward Lewis; manufactures 24 reams of imperial, and 30 reams of royal printing paper per week; Grist mill and Saw mill employed occasionally; employs about 21 hands.
No 1 On Dismal Run, a westerly branch of Ridley creek, in Middletown, a Saw mill, and Clover mill, head and fall 19 feet; owned and occupied by Enos Painter; cleans from 150 to 200 bushels of clover seed per annum.  Saw mill employed occasionally.
No 4 on Chester creek, in Middletown township, a Cotton factory, 40 by 90 feet, head and fall 13 feet, owned and occupied by John D. Carter, has 7 carding engines of 28, and 2 of 31 inches, workers and strippers, 2 drawing frames of 4 double heads each, 2 double speeders of 10 bobbins each, 1 stretcher of 42 spindles, 808 throstle spindles, 616 mule spindles, spins 1,278 lbs of yarn per week, No .20, with power to drive 4,000 spindles with all the necessary preparation, employs about 46 hands; tenements for 13 families.
No 1 On an easterly branch of Chester Creek, in Middletown, a Mill seat owned by Jesse Grissell
No 1 On another easterly branch of Chester Creek, in Middletown, a stone Woolen Factory, head and fall about 16 feet, owned by Jesse Grissell, and occupied by James Bottomley; has 1 pair of stocks, 2 carding engines of 24 inches, 1 billy of 40 spindles, 3 jennies of 40, 60 and 80 spindles, employs about 12 hands, and makes about 200 yards of vigonia per week.
No 5 On Chester creek in Middletown, a stone Nail Factory, with 9 machines, head and fall 9 feet; owned and occupied by Henry Moore; has manufactured about 150 tons of nails, (of various sizes) per annum for the last 16 years.
No 7 On Chester creek in Middletown, a Cotton factory, and 2 mills on the same race, head and fall about 21 feet, with a limited use of the water; owned by Isaac Sharpless and Gideon Hatton, and occupied by John Turner and Co has 11 carding engines of 24 inches, 3 drawing frames of 14 single heads, 3 roving frames of 32 cans, 1 stretcher of 96 spindles, 492 throstle spindles, 570 mule spindles; spins 240 lbs of cotton yarn per week from No. 6 to 10 and from 900 to 1,000 lbs from No 16 to 24: employs 32 hands, dwelling houses for 7 families.
No 8 On Chester creek, above the West Branch, in Middletown and Aston, a Mill seat, fall of water 9 or 10 feet, owned by William Martin and Joseph W. Smith.
No 10 On Chester creek, in Middletown and Aston, a Mill seat, on lands of Abraham Pennell and Israel Taylor
No  11 On Chester creek, in Middletown and Aston, a Mill seat on lands of Abraham Pennell, fall of water about 9 feet.
No 1 On an easterly branch of Chester creek, in Middletown, a Mill seat, fall of water about 20 feet , on lands of Abraham Pennell and Jesse Darlington
No 2 On the same branch, a Saw mill, head and fall about 20 feet, owned and occupied by Abraham Pennell      (Middletown?)
No 3 On the same branch, a Mill seat, on lands of Mary Hill.     (Middletown?)
No 4  On the same branch, in Middletown, a Stone Grist mill, head and fall about 20 feet, owned by the heirs of Nathan Yearsley, deceased; grinds from 5 – 8,000 bushels of grain per annum.
No 13 On Chester creek, in Aston, a Saw mill, head and fall 12 feet; owned by Abraham Sharpless.  There is also from the same dam by a separate mill race, IN MIDDLETOWN, a Blade mill; owned by the heirs of Daniel Sharpless, deceased.

NEWTOWN

No 2 On an east branch of Crum Creek , in Newtown, an old Saw mill owned by George Hunter.
                No 11 On Crum creek, a distance of 3 or 4 mills above Mr. Jones’ mills, in the townships of Newtown, Marple, Upper Providence and Edgmont; on which there is a fall of water sufficient for several good Mill seats, on lands of John Rhoads, Thomas Bishop, Joseph Bishop, John Williamson, George Bishop and others.
No 12 On Crum creek, in Newtown and Edgmont, a Mill seat, on which a Saw mill has been erected, head and fall about 9 feet 6 inches, owned by Enos Williamson and others.
No 13 On Crum creek, in Newtown and Edgmont, a Mill seat, on lands of Dr. Jonas, Preston and others; fall of water from 8 to 10 feet.

SPRINGFIELD

No 5 On Crum Creek  in Springfield  and Lower Providence, a mill seat on lands of T. Leiper and sons and John Ogden.
No 6 On Crum Creek, In Springfield, a two vat Paper Mill, and Woolen Factory, head and fall 10 feet, owned  by John and George Lewis, and the Paper Mill occupied by them, manufactures from 60 – 66 reams of paper per week, principally printing and hanging paper, employs about twenty hands – two mansion houses and tenements for seven families.  The Woolen Factory is occupied by Whetherill & Glover, has 1 pair of stocks, 4 carding engines, 1 billy and 2 jennies, employs about sixteen hands.
No 1  On an east branch of Crum Creek, in Springfield, a small Carding mill, owned by George Bolton Lownes.
No 8 On Crum Creek in Springfield   a Grist Mill and Saw mill, head and fall 10 feet, owned by Samuel Pancoast.

THORNBURY

No 12 Near the head of the West branch of Chester creek, in Thornbury township, a stone Woollen Factory, head and fall about 17 feet; owned by the heirs of Joseph Brinton, deceased, and occupied by William Marshall; has 1 pr stocks, 2 carding engines, 24 and 36 inches; 1 billy of 40 spindles, 2 jennys of 60 and 70 spindles, manufactures from 4 – 500 yards of sattinetts  per week; employs about 12 hands.
No 16 On Chester creek, in Thornbury township, a Rolling and Slitting mill, and a Saw mill, head and fall about 16 feet; owned by John Edwards, Esq. and occupied by Edwards & Kelton; rolls from 80 to 100 tons of sheet iron per annum.
No 17 On Chester creek, in Thornbury, a Mill seat, fall of water 12 or 14 feet; owned by John Edwards, Esq.
No 18  On Chester creek, in Thornbury, near the line of Chester and Delaware counties, a Saw mill, head and fall 16 feet; owned and occupied by Henry Myers.  Also, a large stone Gristmill from the same mill dam or another Mill race, not in operation.

UPPER CHICHESTER

No 2 On Marcus Hook creek, in Upper Chichester, a Saw mill; owned and occupied by Joseph Talbot, cuts from 30 – 50,000 feet of lumber per annum.
No 2 On the same branch (of Naamans creek) in Upper Chichester, head and fall about 25 feet, owned by the heirs of Nathan Pennell, deceased, and occupied by William Salthouse, grinds from 3 – 4,000 bushels of grain per annum.

UPPER PROVIDENCE

No 1 On a westerly branch of Crum Creek, in Upper Providence , a mill seat, a good fall of water on lands of Peter Thomas.
No 10 On Crum Creek, in Upper Providence &  Marple, a Grist mill and Saw mill, head and fall 12 feet, owned and occupied by Abraham Jones, capable of grinding 25,000 bushels of grain, and sawing 100,000 feet of lumber per annum, but not employed to that extent.
No 11 On Crum Creek,  a distance of 3 or 4 mills above Mr. Jones mills, in the townships of Marple, Upper Providence, Edgmont, and Newtown on which there is a fall of water sufficient for several good mill seats, on lands of John Rhoads, Thomas Bishop, Joseph Bishop, John Williamson, George Bishop and others .
No 1 On an easterly branch of Ridley Creek in Upper Providence, a Mill seat, with a sufficient fall of water, on lands of Isaac Cochran.             
No 11 On Ridley creek, in Upper Providence, a Grist Mill, a Saw mill and a Rolling and Slitting mill, head and fall 14 feet; owned by Thomas Bishop and occupied by his son Amos Bishop; grinds from 8 – 10,000 bushels of grain per annum.  Saw mill employed occasionally; rolls and slits about 100 tons of iron per annum.


WILLISTOWN TOWNSHIP CHESTER COUNTY

No 15 On Crum Creek where it is the dividing line of Chester and Delaware counties, a Grist mill and Saw mill, in Willistown township, Chester county, owned and occupied by William Thomas.
No 16 On Crum Creek, near the upper line of Delaware County, a Clover mill, Saw mill and Carding mill, in Willistown, Chester county, owned and occupied by Mordecai Thomas.

No 5 On the same branch (on an easterly branch of Chester creek), an old Saw Mill, on lands of John Worrall.  IN BETWEEN No 4 of MIDDLETOWN  and No 6 OF EDGMONT!!

Pat Smith Feb 1, 2011


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