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1740, Sep 25-27 – Court: Naturalization of Henry and John Greathouse

Persons Naturalized in Pennsylvania.

Secretary's Office

In pursuance of an Act of Parliament made in the thirteenth year of the Reign of his present Majesty King Georg, the second, Entitled An Act for Naturalizing such Foreign Protestants, and others therein mentioned, as are settled or shall settle in any of his majesties Colonies in America.

At a Supreme Court held at Phil'd'a for the Province of Pennsylvania, Before Jeremiah Langhorne, Thomas Graeme and Thomas Griffiths, Esqrs. Judges of the said Court, the 25th, 26th & 27th days of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred & Forty, between the Hours of Nine & Twelve of the Clock in the Forenoon of the same Days, the following Persons, being Foreigners and having inhabited and resided the space of seven years and upwards in his Majesty's Colonies in America, and not having been absent out of some of the said Colonies for a longer space than two months, at any one time, during the said seven years, and having produced to the said Court Certificates of their having taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper in some Protestant or Reformed Congregation in this Province within three months before the said Court, Took & Subscribed the Oaths, and did make and repeat the Declaration prescribed by the said Act, to entitle them to the Benefit thereof, and thereby became Natural born Subjects of Great Britain, as the same is Certified into this office by the Judges of the said Court, viz:

Persons' names; Of what place; Time of taking the Sacrament.
George Hartsell; Bucks Co.; Sept. 22, 1740.
Mathias Schutz; Phil'a Co.; July 30, 1740.
Mathias Schutz, Jun'r.; Phil'a Co.; Aug 3rd, 1740.

No Greathouse or variation of the surname listed.

And at the same Court, the following persons being Quakers, or such who conscientiously scruple to take an Oath, being also Foreigners, and having complied with the terms required by the afores'd Act of Parliament, Took & Subscribed the Qualifications for them appointed by the same Act of Parliament, viz.:

Persons' name.; Of what place.
Henry Goothouse; Lancaster Co.
John Groothouse; Phil'a Co.


Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Volume II, Persons Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania. Page 295-298, 1740, Sep 25-27 – Court: Naturalization of Henry Goothouse and John Groothouse. View @ Fold3


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