Deed, John Rudolph to Jonathan Vodges (1836)

Title

Deed, John Rudolph to Jonathan Vodges (1836)

Description

Deed giving John Rudolph's properties to his trustee, Jonathan Vodges. As this was before Pennsylvania’s Married Women’s Property Act of 1848, John Rudolph left his real estate to a trustee. Traditionally, Jane Rudolph should have received one-third of John Rudolph’s estate, however, Rudolph specified that she instead receive an annual payment of $1,000 as long as she remained unmarried. John Rudolph left his properties and his businesses in trust with the stipulation that his widow be paid $1,000 per year.

Rudolph gave directions for paying off his debts, and how funds should be distributed between his wife, and his children and grandchildren from a previous marriage. Rudolph describes Belle Air and numerous other properties but does not mention William Moulden's name.

Creator

John Rudolph

Source

Delaware County Archives

Date

1836-01-05

Rights

Delaware County Archives

Format

Deed

Language

English

Attribution

Delaware County Land Records, Deed Book T, Page 519

Collection

Citation

John Rudolph, “Deed, John Rudolph to Jonathan Vodges (1836),” The Rooted Project , accessed February 25, 2024, https://rootedproject.org/items/show/66.

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