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Griffith Levering (abt. 1753)

Griffith Levering
Born about in Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial Americamap
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Husband of — married 13 Oct 1776 [location unknown]
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Name: Griffith LEVERING Surname: Levering Given Name: Griffith Sex: M Birth: 1754 in Roxborough, Philadelphia co., Pa. Death: 20 Aug 1788 in Philadelphia, Pa. Burial: Free Quaker Graveyard, 5th st., above Spruce st.

  1. 1 Interred at the Free Quaker Graveyard, on 5th st., above Spruce;
  1. 2 Died on Wednesday last, Mr. Griffith Levering, of this city, ship-wright, in the 33d year of his age, after a short but severe illness, which he bore with that patience and resignation, which can only arise from a consciousness of a life well spent. He possessed all those qualities which form the character of a good man; and though fortune had not placed him in the most elevated station, yet his virtues rendered him inferior to none. He was humane, charitable and pious, and by his industry supported a large family, who are now left to mourn the loss of so good a husband, parent, and master.

We think this tribute due to the memory of a man, who when living meritted the esteem of all who knew him;

  1. 3 At the house of Hannah Levering, In Front street, just above the Hay-scales, on Saturday the 11th instant, April, at one o'clock in the afternoon.

The personal property of Griffith Levering deceased. Hannah Levering, Administratrix Everand Bolton, Administrator;

  1. 4 In pursuance of an order of the Orphan's Court for the county of Philadelphia, will be exposed to sale by public auction, on the 3d day of May next, at 3 o'clock P.M. at the house of Hannah Levering, in the Northern Liberties, the following real estate, late of Grifffith Levering, shipwright, deceased.

A certain lot of ground and dwelling house thereon erected, in the Northern Liberties, situate on the north side of Green street, 77 feet eastward from the northeast corner of the said Green street, and a certain 40 feet street being a continuation of Budd street; containing in front of Green street 17 feet, and in lenghth or depth northwardly 143 feet, be the same more or less. Also another lot of ground and dwelling house, next continguous to that above mentioned, containing in front upon Green street, aforesaid 17 feet, and in length or depth northwardly 143 feet, be the same more or less. The last mentioned lot is sold subject to the following claim of John Drinker of the Northern Liberties, shipwright, to wit. In pursuance of a parole agreement between the said John Drinker, and the said Griffith Levering in his life time, the said John Drinker agreeing to pay one half the ground rent recieved. (both lots being then in one, without any improvements thereon) and having also paid one half of the purchase money, the said Griffith Levering agreed to convey the said last mentioned lot to the said John Drinker, in consequence of which agreement, the said John Drinker entered upon and took possession of the same, and erected the improvements that are at present thereon, which still continues in the tenure and occupation of the said John Drinker; the said Griffith Levering died without having perfected a deed of conveyance for the said lot to the said John Drinker. The ground rent referred from the above mentioned two lots, being together seven pounds and thirteen shillings per annum, each lot is subject to the payment of a money of said ground rent, and also of what arrears thereof may appear to remain unpaid. What further information may be needful, will be given at the time and place of sale. Hannah Levering, Everand Bolton, Administr.;

Elizabeth LEVERING b: 15 Jun 1776 in Philadelphia, Pa. Has No Children Samuel LEVERING b: 13 Sep 1778 in Philadelphia, Pa. Has No Children Rebecca LEVERING b: 28 May 1780 in Philadelphia, Pa. Has Children Thomas LEVERING b: 5 Oct 1781 in Philadelphia, Pa. Has No Children Mary LEVERING b: 14 Jul 1783 in Philadelphia, Pa. Has No Children Deborah LEVERING b: 13 May 1785 in Philadelphia, Pa. Has Children Hannah LEVERING b: 29 Oct 1788 in Philadelphia, Pa.


<#1 The Levering Family History, by Col. John Levering, 1897, pg. 118;

  1. 2 Mortuary notice, The Independent Gazetter, Philadelphia, 25 Aug 1788, page 3,;
  2. 3 News Advertisement, The Pennsylvania Packet, 4 Apr 1789,;
  3. 4 News Advertisement, The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser, 21 Apr 1790, page 2,; />

"Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 March 2017), Griffith Levering and Hannah Griscom, 13 Oct 1776; citing Swedes' Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, various churches and archives, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 823,996.

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