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Frazer-Willets Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-208

Scope and Contents

Papers of the Frazer and Willets families of Long Island, New York, and Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Dates

  • ca. 1763-1995

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

The Willets family were members of Westbury Monthly Meeting and lived at their farm, Homewood, from the mid 19th century until 1965. Eliza K. Willets, the last resident, was the daughter of Thomas Whitson Willets and Hannah Keese; known affectionately as Aunt Lila, she graduated from Swarthmore College in 1893. Her sister, Anna, married Edward Morgan Lapham of Chicago in 1908. In 1940, their daughter, Anne Willets Lapham, married E. Wayne Frazer, the son of John E. and Elizabeth Gamber Frazer, and moved to Pennsylvania.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The Willets family were members of Westbury Monthly Meeting and lived at their farm, Homewood, from the mid 19th century until 1965. Eliza K. Willets, the last resident, was the daughter of Thomas Whitson Willets and Hannah Keese; known affectionately as Aunt Lila, she graduated from Swarthmore College in 1893. Her sister, Anna, married Edward Morgan Lapham of Chicago in 1908. In 1940, their daughter, Anne Willets Lapham, married E. Wayne Frazer, the son of John E. and Elizabeth Gamber Frazer, and moved to Pennsylvania.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Janet Frazer, 2000 (2000-013)

Separated Materials

The following deeds, which were received with this collection, have been filed alphabetically by grantor in the FHL Deeds file:
  1. Deed. Andrew D. Cash releases lot on Westminster Avenue and Meeting house lane to John C. Cash for $1500.00. May 2, 1854
  2. Deed. Branson Vanleer and others release two lots on 8th street, first secured by William Branson to George and Benjamin Vanleer. December 3, 1789
  3. Deed. Branson Vanleer and others sell 99x170 ft lot on Chestnut and 8th street, Philadelphia, for 120 pounds in Gold and Silver, to George Vanleer and Benjamin Vanleer. June 14, 1782
  4. Deed. Dr. Benjamin Vanleer releases 151+ acres to his son Joseph Vanleer. January 24, 1811
  5. Deed. Dr. Charles Evans releases lot on South East corner of Haverford road and Westminster Avenue, Blockley Twp. Philadelphia, to Edward P. Hawkins for a fee of $300.00 per year. November 30, 1853
  6. Deed. Edward P Hawkins and Wife release lot on South East corner of Haverford road and Westminster Avenue, Blockley Twp., Philadelphia, to Elizabeth Vanleer (Wife of Branson Vanleer) for $2000.00 June 1, 1854
  7. Deed. George Mcgee releases premise Stiles and 18th streets to Elizabeth Vanleer for $5.00. 1857
  8. Deed. George Moore and Wife release 5000 acres of land in New Jersey to Benjamin Vanleer. June 9, 1786
  9. Deed. George Vanleer releases 2 lots of 8th street, to his brother Dr. Benjamin Vanleer for 5 shillings. December 31, 1789
  10. Deed. John Salkeld releases lot in Philadelphia 99ft x 178ft to William Branson for 50 pounds. 1730
  11. Deed. Major John C Cash releases premises on the South side of Westminster Avenue, Philadelphia, to Thomas Erskine for $650.00. June 7, 1864
  12. Deed. Samuel Allen releases premises on the South side of Stilus street, to Charles M. Wagner and his wife Mary for $50.00. September 17, 1855
Title
An Inventory of the Frazer-Willets Family Papers, ca.1763-1995
Author
FHL staff
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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