Francis, Tench

Prominent colonial Philadelphia lawyer, a founding trustee of what became the University of Pennsylvania

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(d. 1758) Lawyer for Lord Baltimore, opened law office and served as clerk of Talbot County, Maryland Court 1726-34 and county legislator. To Philadelphia 1738, became prominent city lawyer. Attorney General of Pennsylvania 1741-55, Recorder of City of Philadelphia 1750-55. A founding trustee of the College, Academy and Charitable Schools of Philadelphia (origin of University of Pennsylvania). Father-in-law of Chief Justice Edward Shippen, grandfather-in-law of Benedict Arnold; another grandson, Tench Tilghman, was an aide to George Washington. 2 ¾ x 7 ¼ ADS, (Philadelphia), July 11 1743, handwritten receipt for £1s5p10 from John Reynolds being his “…dividend of the affects of Alexander Seaton come to the hands of the said John, Robert Strossel and Samuel Sansom…”; on verso is ADS of John Phillips from Quaker merchant John Reynell. John Reynell (1708-1784) Philadelphia Quaker, prominent shipping merchant, a founder and treasurer, president and manager of the Pennsylvania Hospital, friend to Indians.

Condition: Very good, overall light toning
Type:Document






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