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  Benjamin Chew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benjamin Chew (November 19, 1722 – January 20, 1810) was the Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania.
Chew was the son of a doctor, Samuel Chew, and Mary Galloway Chew (1697-1734).
After independence, Chew was the President of Pennsylvania's Court of Appeals from 1791 until he retired in 1806.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Benjamin_Chew   (479 words)

 Benjamin Chew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Benjamin Chew was born in Maryland to Quaker parents.
Chew later studied in the Middle Temple in London and, on returning to Philadelphia, was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Chew was one of the commissioners who supervised the survey of the Mason-Dixon Line and was later appointed Register General, Attorney General and, finally, in 1774, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania.
www.ushistory.org /germantown/people/chew.htm   (186 words)

 Chew, Benjamin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Anne Arundel co., Md. He read law in Philadelphia under Andrew Hamilton and was admitted (1746) to the bar.
After practicing law at New Castle and Dover, Del., Chew returned to Philadelphia, where he held several public offices and was attorney general (1755–69).
He was chief justice of the Pennsylvania supreme court from 1774 until the outbreak of the American Revolution, when he was suspected of Loyalist sympathies.
www.bartleby.com /65/ch/Chew-Ben.html   (146 words)

 Delaware Department of Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Benjamin Wynn Tennancy was originally located ona 180-acre parcel bounded by Lewis Drive on the South and by Kent 331 to the west and north.
Chew, a noted local landowner who later moved to Philadelphia, divided the Wheel ofFornme tract in 1765 when he sold 337 acres to Andrew Lackey (the Elder).
The Benjamin Wynn Tenancy was located on the 208-acre parcel that Andrew Lackey (the Elder) left to his son and grandson.
www.deldot.net /static/projects/archaeology/wynn_wilson_lewis/benwynn_site_history.html   (1961 words)

 National Register Listings in Maryland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Samuel Chew's inheritance of the property did not keep him in Maryland, however, and he removed to Delaware in the early 18th century.
Chew settled in Dover, and by 1741 had become Chief Justice of Sussex, Kent, and New Castle Counties, Delaware.
Benjamin Chew, one of nine children of Samuel Chew of Maidstone, was born and raised at Maidstone and was its owner after his father's death in 1743.
www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net /nr/NRDetail.asp?HDID=53&FROM=NRMapCV.html   (380 words)

The house's owner and builder, Benjamin Chew, was held in New Jersey during the Battle.
Chew was an influential Philadelphian and was very knowledgeable in Law.
Chew built the house from 1763 to 1767 with stones quarried from the property.
www.ushistory.org /germantown/upper/cliveden.htm   (318 words)

 National Park Service - Colonials and Patriots (Chew House)
A determined stand by British troops in the Chew House wrecked Washington's plan of attack at Germantown on October 4, 1777.
The two-story Chew Mansion was built by Benjamin Chew in 1763 at Cliveden, his country estate.
Benjamin Chew's commission as chief justice of Pennsylvania is displayed in the office.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/colonials-patriots/sitec38.htm   (759 words)

 Descendants of George Mason: Sixth Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eliza was the daughter of Benjamin Chew and Katherine Banning.
Benjamin died 1847 at 21 years of age.
Catharine Chew Mason was born March 24, 1828.
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 Maidstone House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Son Benjamin Chew married in 1692 and had three children, two girls and a boy, but Benjamin died in 1699, surviving his mother who died in 1695.
In his carefully drawn will, Benjamin Chew named his two-year-old son Samuel as his heir, a wish which was honored, though his estate was not finally settled until some 25 years later.
During the next hundred years, ownership was held by a Weems family and its various intermarriages, passing through a period of litigation in the 1820's, winding up finally in the ownership of Philip Chew (not believed to be related to the original Chew family) who sold the property to John Fletcher Wilson in 1855.
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 WallBuilders | Resources | Black History Issue 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Benjamin Banneker was born a free Black on a tobacco plantation near Baltimore in 1731.
This wish by Jefferson became reality, for Benjamin Banneker - both during his life and after his death - was held forth as a shining example of the intellectual capacity and the moral uprightness of Blacks, something which was long denied by the pro-slavery advocates of that day.
Chew was so impressed with Richard's Godly lifestyle that he permitted the young Allen to conduct services in the Chew home.
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 Benjamin Franklin | American Statesman and Inventor
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts.
His purpose is neither to vilify nor to defend, but rather to reveal a fully human Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin served in London as a agent for the Pennsylvania Assembly, and later as agent for the colonies of Georgia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/96jan/franklin.html   (774 words)

 The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 8, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When in 1800 Harriet Chew, one of 14 children of Benjamin Chew, the chief justice of Pennsylvania, married Charles Carroll Jr., only son of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, she became part of a family of prolific letter writers.
Harriet's beautiful, flowing script is highlighted with doodles and practice in lettering her name in different styles, just the way the notebooks of young women today are often decorated.
Born in 1775, Harriet Chew Carroll died in 1861.
www.jhu.edu /~gazette/2002/08apr02/08chew.html   (229 words)

 RootsWeb Message Boards [ Chew ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chew's from the Midlands : Leona Chew -- 23 Aug 2005
Demmoras Chew of Groton, Ct. in 1799 : Joyce Peck -- 28 Jun 2005
Nathaniel Chew in 1748 : Joyce Peck -- 8 Mar 2005
boards.ancestry.com /mbexec?htx=board&r=rw&p=surnames.chew   (284 words)

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Edward, Jr's grandsons Benjamin Chew Tilghman (1821-1901) and Richard Albert Tilghman (1824-1899) engaged in scientific endeavors.
Richard Albert ran the American side of operations, the BC & RA Tilghman Company, from its headquarters in Philadelphia, and Benjamin Chew oversaw the operations in Britain, known as the Tilghman Patent Sandblast Company, Ltd. In 1861, Benjamin Chew Tilghman had joined the Twenty-sixth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers.
By the fourth generation in Maryland, the Tilghmans were connected by marriage or kinship to most of the prominent families on Maryland's Eastern Shore and to a number of important Philadelphia families including the Chews, Mifflins, and Shippens.
www.mdoe.org /tilghmanfamily.html   (971 words)

 Richard Allen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Richard Allen, the founder and first Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was born a slave on February 14, 1760 on the Benjamin Chew estate.
Deeply religious from an early, age, Allen was converted at the age of 17.
Benjamin Rush, a leading physician of the time and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, gave praise to Bishop Allen for his services during the Black Plague in 1793 which took the lives of thousands of Philadelphians.
www.wntb.com /blackachievers/richardallen   (367 words)

 The Birth Of The AME Church
Born in Philadelphia to slave parents on Feb. 14, 1760, Allen spent part of his childhood on an estate in Germantown belonging to Benjamin Chew.
As a child, Allen may very well have seen John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Dr. Benjamin Rush, and George Washington, as well as other patriots, all stopped by the estate to pay Chew a visit.
Benjamin Chew is best known for owning the large stone farmhouse that loused up Washington's plan for the Battle of Germantown, turning what should have been a decisive American victory into a defeat.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/853456/posts   (1673 words)

 AllRefer.com - Benjamin Chew (Law, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Benjamin Chew (Law, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Benjamin Chew 1722–1810, American public official and judge, b.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Benjamin Chew
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Chew-Ben.html   (227 words)

 Attractions and Weaknesses
Cliveden-This historic house belonged to wealthy Philadelphian Benjamin Chew.
During the Battle of Germantown in 1777, British troops fortified themselves inside the house as Continental soldiers approached from the surrounding wilderness.
David was a close personal friend of American icons such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.
udel.edu /~gordon/attractions.html   (344 words)

 Battle Of Germantown
A burst of artillery fire from the alarm cannons alerted British Colonel Thomas Musgrave and the 40th Regiment, who were camped in the fields around Cliveden (the ten year old summer home of Justice Benjamin Chew).
Cliveden was damaged heavily in the battle, was sold and then repurchased before 1800 by Benjamin Chew's Son.
It remained in the Chew family until 1972 when it became a National Trust Historic Site.
www.justinalee.com /Germantown.html   (459 words)

 Benjamin Chew Howard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Benjamin Chew Howard, statesman, born in Baltimore County, Maryland, 5 November, 1791; died in Baltimore, Maryland, 6 March, 1872.
He was graduated at Princeton in 1809, studied law, and practiced in Baltimore.
www.thegenealogytree.com /photo-gallery/benjamin-chew-howard.htm   (174 words)

 Committees [A - K], Trustees, Archives General Collection Pre-1820, University of Pennsylvania Archives
Recommendation for the establishment of a Professorship of General Literature; recommendation to deny the request of Francis Porteus Corbin and William Rush excusing the senior class from attending afternoon recitation during the winter.
Recommendation of a resolution to extinguish ground rent on land in Blockley Township originally forfeited to the Commonwealth by Joel Evans.
Resolution to contract for the purchase of 42 acres in Penn Township for the establishment of a Botanic Garden.
www.archives.upenn.edu /faids/upa/upa3/trustees/trustees5.html   (1026 words)

 ipedia.com: Charles Carroll of Carrollton Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mary was married to Richard Caton, and Charles lived with them and their four children after his wife died.
Charles (known as Charles Carroll of Homewood) married Harriet Chew and lived in Philadelphia.
Harriet was the daughter of Benjamin Chew, the chief justice of Pennsylvania, and her sister married John Eager Howard who had served in the Senate with Charles Carroll of Carrollton.
www.ipedia.com /charles_carroll_of_carrollton.html   (602 words)

 Benjamin Franklin and the American People: Links
The Franklin 300 web site has information about the celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday.
Benjamin Franklin and the American People is funded by a "We, the People" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and presented by Penn State Capital College and the Independence Park Institute at Independence National Historical Park.
Image of Benjamin Franklin engraved after a 1779 portrait by Duplessis.
www.hbg.psu.edu /hum/teacherworkshop/links.htm   (296 words)

 National Park Service - Signers of the Declaration (Francis Hopkinson)
Upon graduation from the College of Philadelphia (later part of the University of Pennsylvania) in 1757, young Hopkinson studied law under Benjamin Chew, attorney general of the province, and 4 years later joined the bar.
In 1763 he obtained the position of customs collector at Salem, N.J. Three years hence, after failing in business, he sailed to England to seek an appointment as colonial customs collector through the influence of friends and relatives.
During his yearlong stay, though unsuccessful in his vocational quest, he visited Benjamin Franklin, Lord North, and other prominent people, and may have studied under artist Benjamin West.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/declaration/bio22.htm   (562 words)

 Find in a Library: Benjamin Chew, 1722-1810 : head of the Pennsylvania judiciary system under Colony and Commonwealth
Find in a Library: Benjamin Chew, 1722-1810 : head of the Pennsylvania judiciary system under Colony and Commonwealth
Benjamin Chew, 1722-1810 : head of the Pennsylvania judiciary system under Colony and Commonwealth
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www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/0720d0d3163f8f9a.html   (89 words)

 benjamin chew - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Chew, Benjamin : Columbia Encyclopedia, Six Edition [home, info]
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 Philadelphia Commentary: Germantown After 1730
When Benjamin Chew built his mansion there, it became an affluent suburb as well.
The pioneer of this concept was Benjamin Chew, the Cheif Justice, who built a magnificent stone mansion on Germantown Avenue, which was to become the main fortress of the Battle of Germantown in the Revolutionary War.
Present-day visitors are still impressed with the immensity and sturdy mass of this home.
gfisher.blogspot.com /2005/03/germantown-after-1730.html   (588 words)

 The Poems of Geoffrey Benjamin Chew - For You All To See @ 4uall2c.com
The Poems of Geoffrey Benjamin Chew - For You All To See @ 4uall2c.com
Geoffrey Chew was born in Phoenix, AZ in 1978, and again in 1980.
After a five year stay in this most effective of dehydrators, he moved with his parents to the town of Boulder, CO. Thus began seven years of following the herds of wild migratory college students endemic to that particular region.
www.4uall2c.com /poetry/gbchew/gbchew.html   (498 words)

 Maryland Historical Society Library: John Eager Howard Estate Inventory 1827-1828, MS. 2450 - Finding Aid
The will directed that andldquo;my personal estate and so much of my real estate as may be necessary should be sold by my Executors...at public or private sale...for the payment of my debts.andrdquo; The will records Howard's intention to have made andldquo;a more particular distributionandrdquo; of his estate, had he survived his last illness.
Howard's six surviving children (George, Benjamin Chew, William, James, Sophia Howard Read, and Charles) and two grandchildren (John Eager Howard, son of John Howard, and James Howard McHenry, son of Juliana Howard McHenry) were granted specific bequests of real property, and many of their names turn up on the list of purchasers from the auctions.
Charles Howard's annotated copy of the catalog is in the Library collections (MHF 5476.H81.F9); Benjamin Chew Howard's annotated copy is in Box 19 of the Howard Papers (MS.469), Manuscripts Division, Maryland Historical Society.
www.mdhs.org /library/Mss/ms002450.html   (509 words)

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