OPDENGRAEFF DEED From TELLNER
(From "Early Pennsylvania Land Records" edited by William Henry Egle.)
MINUTE BOOK "G"
Minutes of Property Commencing Ye 19th 9th Ber, 1701. This is Book G in the Secretaries Office:
6 mo., 15th 1707
Jacob TELLNER, original purchaser of 5,000 acres of land, by deeds from the property dated 9th & 10th March, 1682, Recorded in Philadelphia Rolls, B.A., Vol. pa. 194; Granted to Herman OPDEGRAEF, Derick OPDEGRAEF and Abraham OPDEGRAEF, 3 brothers, 2,000 acres by Deeds dated 15 and 16, 2mo. '88; recorded Bk C 2d Vol 3d pg 95-6-7 and the same Jacob TELNER, by deed of release dated 4th Apr 1689, recorded folio 124-5 of same book C, 2d, further confirmed the said 2,000 acres and particularly 800 thereof, under bounds in Germantown.
Abraham OPDEGRAEF, by deed dated 4, 1mo. 1689, granted to Jacob SHOEMAKER of Germantown, 125 acres, part of the above 2,000 acres in several parcels, viz: Parcels in Germantown the One containing 21 1/4 acres and the other 28 3/4 acres, being both together 50 acres, and 50 acres in Krisheim, the other 25 in Crevelt.
Jacob SHOEMAKER, by Indenture of Bargain and seal, dated 4th 9ber, 1693, conveyed the first mentioned 2 parcels, making 50 acres, amongst other lands to Heifert PAPER of Germantown husband n, Who, by deed, dated 29 9ber, 1705, conveyed the said 50 acres to Samuel RICHARDSON, Richard TOWNSEND, Thomas POTTS and Samuel CART, all of ye County of Philadelphia, Yeo'n to Hold &c., a Pat. is desired to the said 4 Persons.
Herman OPDEGRAEF being possessed of his part or portion of the said Land by Deed dated 4, 8ber, 1701, conveyed 390 3/4 acres to Cornelius SIVERTS, of Germantown, Glasier, being then located in TELNER's Township, laid out by warrant from ye Commissioners 6 9mo '85.
Dirk OPDEGRAEF, by his last will duely proved relicted to his Ex'r, Nilken OPDEGRAEF, his whole estate, who, by Virtue thereof, has since sold one Moiety of his share in the said Township (which share was likewise 390 3/4 acres) to Abraham OPDEGRAEF, her Brother, and the other Moiety being 195 3/8 to the Other Brother, Herman, by Deed dated 29 7ber, 1701, Corn's SIVERTS, his Heirs and Assigns for Ever. The said SIVERTS requests a Patent for the whole said 586 acres in One Tract as they Lye Contiguous; Rent 1 sh per 1,000.