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From: "Lee Ramsey" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] FORSYTH
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 15:53:34 -0400
References: <200505051658.AA65471264@mail.fea.net> <427ACAE8.5D0D4AA1@xtra.co.nz>
Charles Clark wrote
> I'm looking for FORSYTH, said to have been "living on the Brandywine River
> in Pennsylvania at the time of the War of Independence." Annie FORSYTH
> (married ca 1881-1882), whose grandparents "were very early settlers,
> living on the Brandywine River at the time of the War of Independence."
The early Scotch -Irish settlements in Pennsylvania were made between 1710
and 1740, starting in Chester Co., PA.
Brandywine Creek (River) ran through portions of early Chester Co., PA,
south of Philadelphia, with the southern part of the creek entering New
Castle Co., Maryland as it empties into the Delaware River. Many of these
early settlers probably disembarked at Newcastle rather than Philadelphia
and continued westward.
As early as 1740, just northeast of Brandywine Creek and adjacent New Castle
Co., MD was Chichester Township, Chester Co., PA, which appears to have been
taken into Delaware Co., PA as lower and upper Chichester Townships.
The Lower Brandywine Presbyterian meeting house was established in 1720,
just north of the Delaware River. The Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian
meeting house was established in 1740, as part of the Donegal Presbytery.