NEW BRITAIN

New Britain was organized in 1702-3.  The early settlement of German Mennonites in New Britain led to the organization of a church of this denomination. Mennonites were almost the first religious sect on the banks of the Delaware. About 1662 some of the followers of Menno Simon came from Holland and settled at Whorekill, where the Dutch made them a grant free from all impost and taxation for twenty years. When the Delaware fell into the hands of the English, two years afterward, these unoffending people were robbed of their goods and many were sold as slaves to Virginia. The Mennonites of Bucks county are without written history. There are churches in New Britain, Rockhill, Milford, Springfield, Bedminster and Doylestown.

Colonel Jacob Reed, an officer of the Revolutionary army, died November 2, 1820 in his 91st year and Robin, a black man, died in 1802, at the age of ninety six. The enumeration of 1784 gives New Britain seven hundred and sixty-four inhabitants, in 1820 the population was 1,474.

Thomas, Morgan, James, Meredith, Marshall, Kelley, Evans, Gaul, Rees, Kirkbride, Edwards, and Kennedy were early families.

  New Britain History

THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER XXIII, NEW BRITAIN, 1723 from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1876 and 1905* editions..

CHURCH

CEMETERY

Peace Valley Community Church
meets at St. James Fellowship Hall-Route 152 and Park Avenue
Chalfont, PA
http://www.pvcsquared.org
Phone: 215.230.7300

 

 

Beulah Cemetery-since 1872
238 Almshouse Road
New Britain PA 18901
(215) 340-1790

Beulah Cemetery Find A grave

New Britain Baptist


 
 
FREEMAN

Sept 13 1779 Edward Doyle, New Britain Twp. Died about 16 years ago. Wf Mary, Children, William, eldest and Edward. exrs, sons Joseph and daughter Rebecca, (wf of Richard Freeman, had a daughter, Elizabeth) Daughter Elizabeth Rees died before her father. Joseph and Richard Freeman dispute how William is settling the estate.

May 30 1820 Caesar Freeman, Warwick twp. Sarah Freeman is admin.

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GREEN TREE INN

The History of the Green Tree Inn and its Property 1681-1984

Ref: Town and Country Newspaper
Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA
Saturday - December 10, 1904
 

TEACHER OUT ON SOMNAMBULIST RAMBLE

Miss Sarah OREM, a teacher in New Britain township Bucks County...

Bucks County is a class 2A county comprised of 23 boroughs and 31 townships.
Benjamin S. Rich  

 

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