Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives
The index of the Old Rights for Philadelphia County is organized into three
separate groupings. The first contains entries that are grouped alphabetically
by the surname that appears on each document. However, there are two numerical
arrangements within this section: the letters from "A" through "S"
are numbered consecutively regardless of letter, while "T" through
"Y" (there are no "Zs") are organized consecutively by entry
number under each specific letter. The second group consists of listings for
individuals or entities that owned a large quantity of land, and are listed
in order of appearance by name. The final entries are miscellaneous papers,
mostly surveys, with no apparent arrangement.
Also, blank notes pages, as well as empty numbered pages, have been deleted from this listing.
(*Note: page numbers below do not correspond exactly to page
numbers on images)