INTERESTING PLACES ALONG THE DELAWARE RIVER
AT UPLANDS, PENNSYLVANIA
November 15, 1930 it was announced that the Delaware County Historical Society had purchased the historic landmark, the Pusey Homestead, at the 100 acre , Landing Ford Estate, along Chester Creek, Uplands Boro, Chester County, which was owned by Caleb Pusey in 1863.
Wilmington folk are interested in this little old house because from here came the prominent Wilmington Pusey family.
The ancient structure was a 'public house' prior to 1682 where William Penn found comfort, provisions and entertainment within it's doors. It is known that William Penn preferred the hospitality of the original emigree to that extended by any other public house of his province.
Calbeb Pusey, Quaker, lastmaker, and William Penn were friends, Caleb being the manager of Penns Grist Mill of Chester.
The quaint old stone structure, with two small rooms and low attic has well withstood the ware of 250 years or more. With the change of ownership it will be restored and maintained as history of Delaware county.
From nearby, the Shipleys, from the hills along the Delaware, established a Quaker settlement on the western side of Wilmington.
The Pusey homestead antedates the Naamens Creek Mansion and the New Castle Dutch house.
SOURCE: Monday, November 17, 1930, Wilmington News Journal . Historic Landmarks Spared.