Does the recital refer to a Sheriff’s sale?
When a property is sold by order of the Court of Common Pleas for debt or the County Treasurer for non-payment of taxes, the county sheriff becomes the Grantor of the property. The name of the original owner is not always mentioned in the recorded deed. If this is the case you should consult the Sheriff’s Deed Books for the information. The original owner is the person whose land has been taken or the defendant named in the debt case. Once you have obtained the name of the original owner you need to check the Grantee index.

Be sure to check the Township – Land Record Clippings at that the Chester County Historical Society. You may find a full description of the buildings published with the announcement of the sale.

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1. Does the recital give you a grantor and grantee but leaves out the deed book and page reference?
2. Does the recital give a list of multiple transactions without specific references to some or all of those transactions?
3. Does the deed not have a recital at all?
4. Does the recital refer to a patent?
5. Does the recital refer to a will or an estate sale?
6. Does the recital refer to a Sheriff’s sale?
7. Do you have multiple tracts, each with its own recital?