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NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP

*Northampton was organized in 1722. Northampton was largely seated, in the first instance, by English Friends, who came to America with the founder of the commonwealth, or about that time. Original land-owners were: Benjamin East, Thomas Atkinson, William Pickering, John Brown, Robert Turner, Anthony Tompkins, John Pennington, Christopher Taylor, Daniel Wharley, Samuel Allen, Peter Freeman, Richard Thatcher, Edmund Bennet, widow Hunt, widow Walmsly, Nicholas Walne, widow Plumly, Thomas Rowland, William Buckman, Joab Howle, Arthur Cook, George Willard, Henry Baly, Thomas Potter, James Boiden and James Claypole.

Northampton has four villages, Jacksonville, Addisville, Richborough, and Rocksville. The Dutch Reformed Church at Richborough is the child of the North and Southampton Church. In 1761 Northampton contained one hundred and thirteen taxables.

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ADDISVILLE
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BULLTOWN
bulletRichboro Schoolhouse
August 18, 2005 - Bucks County Courier Times
The 100 year old building on Second Street Pike can be seen as a monument to Northampton's educational history.  Currently the building is standing on the back of a weedy lot.  It has no water; sewer or electric utilities.  There is a movement to use it for a Children's cultural center, a non-profit organization currently in Doylestown PA.
bullet Bucks Central Church (PCA);  Presbyterian congregation that meets in Richboro , PA  www.buckscentral.org.
 
 

Bucks County Intelligencer, Oct 24, 1838:

PUBLIC SALE

_____ Will be sold at public sale, upon the premises, on 2d-day, the 12th day of November next, at 1 o'clock, p.m., a Handsome Little Farm, The property of Charles Alexander, situate in Northampton Township, Bucks county, adjoining the lands of Dr. Thomas L. Allen, Augustus Mitchell, Joseph Dyer and others, 20 miles from Philadelphia, Containing SIXTY ACRES of the right kind of Land, In fine order; with a snug House and Barn thereon; fine orchard of about 140 apple trees of choice fruit--the whole well watered, and pleasantly located. But I need say no more; suffice it to add; It must be sold, for Charles too, has been to the Ohio -- caught the Western mania -- bought a Farm, and like too many of our best farmers, has resolved to leave Old Bucks -- enough -- call and look for yourselves. The owner lives near, and will be glad to show the premises.

M.H. JENKS, Agent. October 24, 1838

To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation. ~ Mrs Hubbard Davis ~

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DELHAAS-WILSON CLASS OF 1960

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DELHAAS Class 59

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