CORRECTION re: Identification of Bridget Keene in reference to 100 acres in Oxford twp on River Delaware…
1742 March 17 The Pennsylvania Gazette ITEM #5120 TO BE LETT, A Plantation in the Township of Oxford, containing one hundred Acres, lying on the River Delaware, with some Meadow, a Dwelling House, Barn and other Out Houses. Also Horses, Cows, Hogs, Sheep, &c. to be sold. Enquire of Bridget Keen, on the Premises, or John Clifton in Philadelphia. Also good Vidonia and Madeira Wine to be sold by the said Clifton.
We have discovered documentation that verified this advertisement is not placed by Bridget widow of Matthew Keene of Northumberland Co VA, but rather by Brigit the 2nd wife and widow of Erick Keen, who was deeded this 100 acres on the Delaware on 27 Jan, 1706-7 from his brother Matthias (originally a tract of their father Hans Keen).Her husband’s will was probated 28 Jan 1741-2, and this ad placed soon after.Erick Keen’s will is listed in the Philadelphia County Administration Book D, page 265.
We are sorry to have mislead anyone by mistake, and we are still looking to identify the parents of our ancestor Bridget (___) Keene. – Carol and Cynthia