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.
We think this tribute due to the memory of a man, who when living meritted the esteem of all who knew him;
The personal property of Griffith Levering deceased. Hannah Levering, Administratrix Everand Bolton, Administrator;
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;
"Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WF-5HGL : 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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