The Hannah

A history of 103 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, the home of the Hannah Callowhill Stage

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Alice Tierney found dead on fence

Having had too much to drink, Alice went out for more drink, and accidentally hung herself on the fence.

Sold to Joseph & Rebecca Burns

Thomas Hamilton sells the property to Joseph Burns and his wife Rebecca

Sheriff's Sale - as published in "The Press"

Sheriff's Sale. By Virtue of an Order of Sale in Partition, to me directed, will be exposed to public sale or vendue, on MONDAY Evening, November 6, at 4 o'clock, at Sansom-street Hall, No. 1- All that three story brick messuage and lot of ground No. 402 North Front street, situate on the west side of Front street, north of Callowhill street, in the city of Philadelphia; containing in front of Front street 20 feet, and in depth 71 feet 6 inches on north line and 70 feet 4 inches on south line, with privilege of a 2-feet 5-inches alley. [Which premises Johnson Beesley et ux., by deed dated September 24, 1796 recorded in Deed Book No. 61 page 51 conveyed unto Joseph Burn, in fee.] N.B. - No. 1 will be sold with the common use and privilege of the privy and hydrant on lot No. 2, for six months from the date of Sheriff's deed, but no longer. No. 2. - All that three-story brick messuage No. 103 Callowhill street, and two two-story brick messuages in the rear, and lot of ground situate on the north side of Callowhill street, between Front and Newmarket streets, in the city of Philadelphia; containing in front on Callowhill street 16 feet [including a 2-feet-5 inches alley on east side thereof], and in depth 100 feet. (Which premises Thomas Hamilton, by deed dated December 1, 1804, recorded in Deed Book E.F., No. 18., page 304, &c., conveyed unto Joseph Burn, in fee, subject to a ground rent of one pound twelve shillings sterling; subject as to the three-story brick messuage to Callowhill street to life estate of Eleanor Burn therein. N.B. - No. 2 will be sold subject to the privilege in lot No. 1 of the common use of the privy and hydrant on this lot for six months from date of Sheriff's deed, but no longer. The person who has the life-estate in the front house on Callowhill street is now 72 years old. The ground rent of one pound twelve shillings, after deducting taxes at present rates, would be only about four dollars per year. [D.C.:S., '65. 333. Ashmead.] HENRY C. HOWELL, Sheriff. Philadelphia, Sheriff's Office, Oct 11, 1865

Benjamin Mifflin builds a brick or stone house at 103 Callowhill

Grasso's Magic Theater opens

Grasso's Magic Theater closes

William Penn is born

Hannah Callowhill is born

Hannah Callowhill and William Penn are married

She was 25 and he was 52.

The Penns sail to America

(Approximate dates.) Hannah is pregnant with her first child during the voyage.

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