All posts by Richard Major

Commentary on the Will of Mary Houlton (1730-1811)

Richard Major provides commentary on the will of Mary Houlton (1730-1811), a “maiden” of the City of Philadelphia.

Hats off to Richard Tittermary, the 1798 Southwark Direct Tax Surveyor of the Revenue, But a Sad Moment for a Missing Antiquity

Richard Major writes about the 1798 occupants and owners of property on Becks Alley, located between Swanson and Front Streets.