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Claus Johnson (abt. 1712 - bef. 1783)

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Claus Johnson
Born about in Bensalem Township, Bucks, Province of Pennsylvaniamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Monmouth County, Province of New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Haverford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jan 2016
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Biography

Claus Johnson married Rebecca Bankson in Monmouth County, New Jersey on March 30, 1734 in New Jersey and had three children. She died sometime after her renunciation on her husband's estate was made on April 1, 1786.[1] Claus Johnson died before the inventory was made on October 20, 1783.[2]

Children of Claus and Rebecca Johnson

  • Jacob Johnson
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Christiana Johnson

Property

In 1744, Claus Johnson purchased a farm in Haverford Township, Chester (now Delaware) County, Pennsylvania from Amos Lewis. In the deed he is called a "yeoman" of Bensalem. The property later became the East Course of the Merion Cricket Club Golf Course, and his home as the club house in Haverford.[3]

Proprietary Tax

Chester County Rates

Haverford Rate—1766
Cloise Johnson: 200 acres, 2 Horses, 4 Cattle, 6 Sheep[4]
Haverford Rate—1768
Closs Johnson: 200 acres, 3 Horses, 4 Cattle, 8 Sheep[5]
Haverford Rate—1771
Close Johnson: 200 acres, 2 Horses, 4 Cattle, 6 Sheep[6]

Probate

Claus Johnson died intestate. Administration on his estate was granted in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1786.

Name of Decedent: Closs Johnson
Residence: Haverford
Date of Granting Letters: April 20, 1786
Name of Person to whom Granted: Jacob and Aaron Johnson
Amount of Bond: 200£
Names of Sureties: John Jones, Philip Sheaff
Date of Filing Inventory: April 20, 1786
Date of Filing Account: September 20, 1791
No. of Papers: 3777
Administration Docket: 2
Page: 338

Inventory

Inventory of Closs Johnson's Estate, October 20, 1783. It was filed April 20, 1786.
Inventory of Closs Johnson's Estate, March 30, 1786. It was filed April 20, 1786.

Renunciation of Rebecca Johnson

Renunciation of Rebecca Johnson, filed April 1, 1786.
Renunciation of Rebecca Johnson, filed April 1, 1786.

Account

Account of Administration of Closs Johnson's Estate, September 20, 1791.

Sources

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Footnotes

  1. Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, image 155 of 901, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 2016), Chester County, Estates (1786-1787), no 3777; Chester County courthouse, Pennsylvania.
  2. Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, image 152 of 901, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 2016), Chester County, Estates (1786-1787) no 3777, Chester County courthouse, Pennsylvania.
  3. The American-Swedish. Philidelphia: American Swedish Historical Foundation, 1951. Print. Page 13.
  4. Egle, William H. Proprietary Tax Lists of the County of Chester. Harrisburg: W.S. Ray, State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1897. Print. Page 158.
  5. Egle, William H. Proprietary Tax Lists of the County of Chester. Harrisburg: W.S. Ray, State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1897. Print. Page 449.
  6. Egle, William H. Proprietary Tax Lists of the County of Chester. Harrisburg: W.S. Ray, State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1897. Print. Page 697.


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Estate of Closs Johnson
Estate of Closs Johnson

Inventory of Closs Johnson's Estate
Inventory of Closs Johnson's Estate

Inventory of Closs Johnson's Estate
Inventory of Closs Johnson's Estate

Renunciation of Rebecca Johnson
Renunciation of Rebecca Johnson

Renunciation of Rebecca Johnson
Renunciation of Rebecca Johnson

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