Index to the Blunston Licenses

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Introduction

The following provides an index to the Blunston licenses based on the work of the Helms Research Group. The focus of this listing is primarily to provide a "register" of early settlers in the Cumberland area of Pennsylvania. Additional information and annotations can be found at the HRG site, or at the USGENWeb Archives. Q 20:54, 23 October 2009 (EDT)

Source

From the Helms Research Group: The table below provides the source of the Blunston Licence's derived from the files of Harold Polk on Evan Shelby, one of the licensees, as will be seen in the list. The Blunston License list is available in the Pennsylvania State Land Office (Dept. of Internal affairs) in the capitol, Harrisburg, PA, Page 7 of "Blunston's License Book " office # 64) an old manuscript volume with 24 leaves, each written on both sides. At the top of page one, bearing the date 11 day of January 1733, appears this note: "A record of Licenses Granted to Sundry Persons to Settle and take up land on the West side of Susquehanna River by virtue of a commission from the Hon. Thomas Penn Esq. To Samuel Blunston of Lancaster County". After that note, comes 280 names with data about the land allotted to each. A separate file exists of brief descriptions of these Licenses, with some locations mentioned and the Acreage. Dates are also given in obscure ways, not always shown clearly, but are for a narrow time period about 1733-36. Some of the INDEX items were not readily found and the spellings, page numbers, etc have been derived from comparing both the INDEX and the individual listings.

Data

Last First Page Notes
Akins William 21
Anderson Richard 28
Anderson William  3
Ashton Peter 22
Ashton Richard  5
Atchton James 27
Bacon Martin 34
Bacxter John 10
Barnes Elisha 15
Beard John 19
Beaty Francis 25
Berry James 22
Black John 13
Blyth William 23
Boner Francis 24
Bougher Martin 23
Bougher Nicholas 31 Proprietors paper
Bower Henry 31 Proprietors paper
Bower Martin 34 Proprietors paper
Boyd John 8
Brady Patrick 14
Brakenrig James 20
Breda William 25
Brinnian Thomas 24
Brown Thomas  6
Buchanon Robert 4 4
Byer Adam 30 Proprietors paper
Cahoon John 14
Caine Robert 17
Calverson Andrew 25
Campbell Charles 8
Campbell Gilbert 4
Campbell William 8
Campbell William 22
Carbil,  Casper Casper 32 Proprietors paper
Carley William 12
Carnaham William 22
Carr John 12
Carthey Archibald 5
Carthey Samuel 4
Carthey Alexander 4
Casney John 7
Caton Thomas 24
Chambers Samuel 1
Chambers Benjamin 3
Chambers Robert 4,5
Chambers Samuel 8
Clark Kames 11,26
Clark William 9
Coebourn Francis 13
Coebourn Jonathan 18
Collin John 5
Corin Nicholas 30 Proprietors paper
Cox John 16
Cox John, Jr 17
Cox Thomas 17
Craig William 8,15,26
Crane Christian 30 Proprietors paper
Crawford James 20
Crawl Christian 30
Crunkleton John 16
Crunkleton Joseph 16
Crunkleton John 16
Crunkleton Joseph 16
Curtis Robert 9
Daugherty William 10
Davenport Isaac 2,11
David Thomas May be misplaced in the Index
Davis John 1
Davison John 11
Davison William 9
Day John 7
Dixon Joseph 26
Donnel Thomas 26
Dougherty Patrick 21
Doyle Thomas 34 Proprietors paper
Dunbar John 21
Dunbar William
Dunlap Andrew 9
Dunning Ezekiel 13
Dunning James 13
Dunning Robert 12,20
Ebert Hans Michael 11
Echet Conrad 1
Edminston Robert 18
Edminston Thomas 18
Edminston William 12
Elliot William 13
Endlep Abraham 6
Esther Christian 32 Proprietors paper
Eustice Matthew 18
Evans Simon 21
Evans Mark 30 Proprietors paper
Evans Joseph 33 Proprietors paper
Farley William 28
Fillerton William 27
Fisher Thomas 3
Fisher Samuel 3
Flickacre Andrew 32 Proprietors paper
Forster James 5
Forsyth John 27
Frazier Alexander 15,18
Fred Peter 34 Proprietors paper
Freebourn Robert 16
Fremond Henry 10
Fremond James 10
Fry Martin 33 Proprietors paper
Fry Tobias 32 Proprietors paper
Gap John 2
Gardener Peter 31 Proprietors paper
Garrison Eliakin 7
Garrison John 7
Garrison William 7
Given Samuel 11, 4
Gladell John 19
Gopet/Goset John 19
Grebile Jacob 33 Proprietors paper
Grifffith Methusalem 32 Proprietors paper
Grimes Francis 8
H Nathan 7
H.... Corden 6 Not found
H.... Francis 7 Not found
Hamilton George
Hamilton James 28
Hamilton John 22
Hantz Henry 31 Proprietors paper
Hariston Peter
Harland Moses 17
Harris John 5, 6
Heald John 15
Heald Thomas 14
Hendricks James 2
Hendricks Samuel 5
Hendricks Henry 31 Proprietors paper
Herburger John 13
Heron James 7
Higle Martin 31 Proprietors paper
Hodgson George 17
Hogshead James 12
Hogshead John 9
Homspaker George 32 Proprietors paper
Hood Samuel 27
Hosteller ? Oswald
How William 27
Hughes Jonathan 17
Hunter John 11 Not in index
Hunter John 11  
Husey John 7 Not found
Huston David 18
I.... Arthur 7 Not found
Imble Leonard 32 Proprietors paper
Johnson James 16
Jones John 25
Joseph Martin 34 Proprietors paper
Kaighe Hans 13
Kerr Michael 25
Killgore Robert 10
Killough 5 Page 5 missing
Killough David 10, 16, 22
Killough John 22
Killough Samuel 22
Killougon Charles 5
Killrgh John 5
Laneas Jacob 31 Proprietors paper
Lather F rederick 32 Proprietors paper
Lauk Henry 32 Proprietors paper
Lawrence John 2
Lawson Francis 8
Lawson John 14
Lawson William 8
Lee John 5
Lefebre Isaac 14
Lenard William 26
Leper James 2
Lewis Jesse 10
Liphart Henry 32 Proprietors paper
Litle William 26
Loghlin James 27 & sons
Martin James 6
Martin Joseph 31 Proprietors paper
McAllister Archibald 10
Mcavalaly Edward 25
McCormack John 4, 2
McCowan John 3, 2
McDaniel William 21
McFarland John 1
McGill John 23
McKee Thomas 9
McKenher John 11
McMullen Wm 2 Not found
McMullen Hugh 2 Not found
McSwain Neil 19, 22
Micheltree James 4  
Miller Andrew 20  
Miller John 22
Miller Robert 1
Miller Michael 33 Proprietors paper
Milliken Robert 1  
Millikin John 28
Moon John 25
Moor Benjamin 9
Morgan Morgan 6
Morgan Thomas 33 Proprietors paper
Morison Samuel 18 Page Not found
Myer Dennis 33 Proprietors paper
Myer George 33 Proprietors paper
Napier Ralph   Page torn
Nelson Nathaniel 11
Nichols Edward Page torn
Nisvel Allin Page torn
Nugent William 6
Owen Thomas 19
Owen Samuel 19
P... Christian 34 Proprietors paper
Pap John 2, 17  
Papmore Augustine 15  
Papmore John 15  
Papmore John, Jr 15  
Papmore William 14, 15  
Parker John 1, 16  
Paterson James 13, 28  
Patten James & Wm 3  
Patten James 11
Patton John 7
Patton Thomas 14
Phillips John 19
Pierce Nicholas 32 Proprietors paper
Poe Thomas, Jr 9
Polk James 26 On the Middle Branch of the Conococheague Crk
Price Aaron, Jr 12
Priest David 5, 12
Queezy James 28
Quigly Henry 3
Ralfton William (?) 22
Ralfton Andrew 22
Rambil Michael  33 Proprietors paper
Rankin James 21
Rankin John 24
Ratelif Samuel 26
Reid Aron 26
Reynolds John 23
Rhoddy Alexander 22
Rixford Christian 34 Proprietors paper
Robinson William 23
Rudduck William 17
Rutherford James 8
Rutherford John 8
Rutherford Robert 8
S.... James 10 Not found
Sambeard Mathias 2
Say James 3
Segden Robert 13
Shelby Evan 20, 24 at Walnut Point and at Rock Spring
Shepard Soloman
Shultz Martin 31 Proprietors paper
Smith William 11
Smith Henry 31 Proprietors paper
Smith Killian 32 Proprietors paper
Somerfield Francis 3
Spangler Balfor 31 Proprietors paper
Springle Michael 4
Springler Casper 31 Proprietors paper
Stants Henry 31 Proprietors paper
Stoneman Christian 32 Proprietors paper
Strickler Conrad 31 Proprietors paper
Subby John Not found
Swamsey John 6
Tamar Michael  30 Proprietors paper
Thompson John 16 The minister
Thonpson William 8
Todd James 13
Tomar Ryner 33 Proprietors paper
Tremble John 12
Wakely James
Wakely William 16
Walker Joseph 6
Walker William 3
Wallach Michael 32 Proprietors paper
Wallack Michael 32
Welfover Jacob 30 Proprietors paper
Westler Woobric 32
Wetman William
Whistler Woolric 32 Proprietors paper
Wigle Martin 31
Wilkin Gabriel
Wilkin Peter
Wilkin Robert
William Lewis May be misplaced in the Index
Williams Daniel 13
Wilson James
Wilsonsover S
Winchester Willoughby
Worley Francis, Jr. 33
Worley Francis 33 Proprietors paper
Young Thomas
Zegeler Jacob 33 Proprietors paper
Ziegler Philip 33 Proprietors paper
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