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Warwick was organized in 1733.
 
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When Warwick was organized all the townships immediately around it had already been formed except Warrington. the original limits included part of Doylestown, and the line between Warwick and New Britain ran along Court street. When the county was settled, and for many years afterward, this section was known as "The Forks of Neshaminy," because the greater part of its territory lay between the two branches of this stream, which unite in the south-east corner of the township.

Among the original purchasers of land, before 1696, were James Clayton, John Gray, Henry Bailey, Benjamin Twily, Nathaniel Stanbury, John Blayling, Dramell Giles, John Fettiplace, John Cows, Randall Blackshaw, George Willard, Thomas Potter and James Boyden.

The 13th of February, 1733, twenty of the inhabitants of this region, namely: Robert Jamison, Benjamin Walton, William Ramsey, Alexander Breckenridge, Thomas Howell, Hugh Houston, Samuel Martin, William Miller, jr., Valentine Santee, James Polk, Robert Sibbett, John McCollock, Arthur Bleakley, Alexander Jamison, Henry Jamison, Andrew Long, Joseph Walton, and Joseph Roberts, petitioned the court of quarter sessions to organize it into a township to be called Warwick.

The Neshaminy Church of Warwick, Church Building   Chapel   is one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in the county.. A number of distinguished clergymen have been pastors at Neshaminy, the Reverends Messrs. Tennent, Blair, Irwin, Belville, and Wilson.

There are no villages in Warwick. In 1784 Warwick, which then embraced a portion of Doylestown township, contained 609 white inhabitants, 27 blacks, and 105 dwellings.

Bucks County PA Archives Church Records.....Neshaminy Presbyterian Church Selected History & Burials

http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/bucks/church/neshaminy-presb-1785.txt

 

Church: NESHAMINY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Hartsville, Bucks County: 1785 - 1804.

http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/bucks/church/neshaminypresby01.txt

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MOLAND HOUSE

The Intelligencer Record, Monday, January 21, 2001

Washington used Moland House as is headquarters from August 12 through the 23rd, 1777. Moland house is no longer in danger (of being demolished). The exterior renovation is largely finished. Workers replaced several windows, reinforced the original rafter, restored the chimney and installed a new roof of yellow pine shingles.

The Intelligencer Record, Sunday June 8, 2003 -

Historic Moland House damaged by vandalism.
Vandals wreaked havoc at the historic house where George Washington spent 13 days in 1777.

"where Betsy Ross' first flag is believed to have flown"

Giving the general his due

Polish Count, later Brig. Gen., Casimir Pulaski was overlooked on the original sign marking Washington's encampment at Warwick's Moland House. A new sign corrects the oversight.
During his two-week stay at Warwick's Moland House in August of 1777, Gen. George Washington met Count Casimir Pulaski of Poland, who had crossed the Atlantic to help the Colonies fight the Revolutionary War.


There the two men prepared for Brandywine, the Delaware County battle where Pulaski earned the rank of brigadier general after organizing a rear guard to protect Washington's retreating soldiers.

"Some credit him with saving George
Author: John Anastasi

THE INTELLIGENCER
Date: August 20, 2006
Publication: Intelligencer, The (Doylestown, PA)
Page: B1

Historic house gets facelift

The Moland House, host to George Washington in August 1777, has been brought back from the brink of demolition. It was formally dedicated Saturday. After waiting years, the moment finally arrived. And the rain didn't dampen it.

The historic Moland House, where George Washington set up camp 227 years ago, was dedicated to the public Saturday.

"I'm thrilled," said Warren Williams, president of the Warwick Township Historical Society.

The
Author: Christine Moran
THE INTELLIGENCER
Date: August 22, 2004
Publication: Intelligencer, The (Doylestown, PA)
Page: 2B
 

Prior to 1762, James Wallace lived on leased land, but in that year he purchased from Andrew and William Long, his wife's cousins, some 300 acres in Warwick, being a part of the property which William Miller, Sr., his wife's grandfather purchased of Langhorne and Kirkbride in 1726. It was upon this tract that the main body of Washington's army encamped in August, 1777. From the date of his marriage until his death in I777 James Wallace figured prominently in the affairs of the county, his name appearing very frequently on the records as one of a commission to lay out roads, and in various other positions of trust. In the year I768 he was elected coroner of the county, continuing to serve until I772, one of the longest terms for which the office was held in Colonial days. As the relations between the Colonies and the mother country began to be strained, he, like the rest of the Scotch-Irish, took up the cause of the Colony as against the crown, and participated actively in the affairs of the county and Province. At the meeting of the inhabitants of Bucks, held at Newtown, July 9, 1774, to remonstrate against the oppressive measures of the parent country, he was one of the six deputies of the county there elected and delegated to represent it at Philadelphia in the Conference of Provincial Deputies held in Carpenter's Hall, July 15, 1774, which meeting he attended. His name heads the list of the Warwick Associators taken August 21, 1775.
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Page last updated: February 24, 2013

 
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