Miles Strickland
Frances Wharton
Amos Strickland Sr.


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1. Margaret Thornton

Amos Strickland Sr.

  • Marriage (1): Margaret Thornton 27 Feb 1763 in Middletown, Bucks Co., PA 2187
  • Died: 14 Sep 1779, Byberry Township, Philadelphia Co., PA 2188

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bullet  Research Notes:

FamilySearch and WikiTree have him born 1706 the son of Miles Strickland and Frances Warton.

Will of Miles Strickland: abstracts are indexed at

He has a FS page with John as father at with no children and years 1730-1799.

Daughter Frances was appointed a new guardian in 1791 which would likely mean she was born just before her father wrote his will in 1779. See for more information about who her new guardian was.


bullet  Events

Occupation: The Brick Hotel operator and owner, Between 1748 and 1779, Newtown, Bucks Co., PA. 2189,2190 "... leased to Amos Strickland in 1748, for 20 years, but in 1761 the Red Lion, as it was called, was sold by the sheriff, and Strickland bought it. Amos Strickland, a farmer in Newtown township for several years, built a two-story brick house in 1763/1764 that is now known as the Brick Hotel as a residence. The land of Amos Strickland lay out along Washington avenue, then called Strickland's lane, a well-known race course when the courts and elections were held at Newtown....
The house was converted to a tavern in 1780. In the early 19th century, The Brick Hotel was a fashionable resort for wealthy Philadelphians who boated to Bristol and then took a coach to Newtown. Not only did Strickland host George Washington and his officers, but he also may have hosted captive Hessian officers in December 1776. Strickland died in 1779 and his sons sold the house at auction to pay off their father's debts. The Brick Hotel was sold to John Smock in 1792."

Removal: to Abington MM, 28 Feb 1751/52. 2133

Named in will: father's will, 28 Sep 1766, Bucks Co., PA. 2134

Tax Assessment, 1779, Newtown Township, PA. 2191 Taxed 200...8...
on land, horses (4), Cattle (10), 3 Negros

Will: proved 24 December 1779, 31 Mar 1779, Newtown Township, PA. 2192 Names wife Margaret to receive among all sorts of household things, 500 pounds of gold and silver and other monies.
Names daughters Rachel, Elizabeth, Frances. (all under 21) all receive 500 pounds apiece. (Rachel appears under 21, Elizabeth and Frances under 18.)
Names son Amos (also under 21)
Also names two negro girls Nance and Hannah given to his wife

Abstract image 267 in Bucks > Will Abstracts 1685-1795


Amos married Margaret Thornton 27 Feb 1763 in Middletown, Bucks Co., PA.2187

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