*Northampton was organized in 1722. Northampton was largely seated, in the first instance, by English Friends, who came to America with the founder of the commonwealth, or about that time. Original land-owners were: Benjamin East, Thomas Atkinson, William Pickering, John Brown, Robert Turner, Anthony Tompkins, John Pennington, Christopher Taylor, Daniel Wharley, Samuel Allen, Peter Freeman, Richard Thatcher, Edmund Bennet, widow Hunt, widow Walmsly, Nicholas Walne, widow Plumly, Thomas Rowland, William Buckman, Joab Howle, Arthur Cook, George Willard, Henry Baly, Thomas Potter, James Boiden and James Claypole. Northampton has four villages, Jacksonville, Addisville, Richborough, and Rocksville. The Dutch Reformed Church at Richborough is the child of the North and Southampton Church. In 1761 Northampton contained one hundred and thirteen taxables.
ADDISVILLE Reformed Church

Richboro Schoolhouse
August 18, 2005 - Bucks County Courier Times
The 100 year old building on Second Street Pike can be seen as a monument to Northampton's educational history.  Currently the building is standing on the back of a weedy lot.  It has no water; sewer or electric utilities.  There is a movement to use it for a Children's cultural center, a non-profit organization currently in Doylestown PA.

bullet Bucks Central Church (PCA);  Presbyterian congregation that meets in Richboro , PA

Union Cemetery

Almshouse Road
Bucks County   Pennsylvania USA
Postal Code: 18954

Cemetery at Find A grave


Bucks County Intelligencer, Oct 24, 1838:


_____ Will be sold at public sale, upon the premises, on 2d-day, the 12th day of November next, at 1 o'clock, p.m., a Handsome Little Farm, The property of Charles Alexander, situate in Northampton Township, Bucks county, adjoining the lands of Dr. Thomas L. Allen, Augustus Mitchell, Joseph Dyer and others, 20 miles from Philadelphia, Containing SIXTY ACRES of the right kind of Land, In fine order; with a snug House and Barn thereon; fine orchard of about 140 apple trees of choice fruit--the whole well watered, and pleasantly located. But I need say no more; suffice it to add; It must be sold, for Charles too, has been to the Ohio -- caught the Western mania -- bought a Farm, and like too many of our best farmers, has resolved to leave Old Bucks -- enough -- call and look for yourselves. The owner lives near, and will be glad to show the premises.

M.H. JENKS, Agent. October 24, 1838

To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation. ~ Mrs Hubbard Davis ~


Northampton Associators


Date: Friday, December 23, 1898 Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Volume: 139 Issue: 176 Page: 11

Van Horn - at his home in Northampton township, Bucks County , PA., on December 21, 1898, Isaac Van Horn, in the 86th year of his age. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from his lat residence on Saturday, December 24, at 12:30 p.m. Carriages in waiting at Ivyland Station to meet train leaving Reading Terminal at 10:04 a.m. and train leaving New Hope at aa:10 a.m. Interment at Union Cemetery, Richboro.

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