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AUBREY, Lady Letitia, of Worminghurst, Sussex, England, was the daughter of William Penn, and was made owner and ruler of the " Barony of Nazareth," a tract of 5,000 acres in the heart of Northampton County, Pennsylvania Her title was confirmed by deed of her half brothers, under date of September 1731, "on yielding and paying therefore, to the said John Penn, Thomas Penn, and Richard Penn, their heirs and assigns, One Red Rose, on the 24th day of June yearly, if the same shall be demanded, in full for all services, customs, and rents." Authentic copies of the deed are in existence, and according to tradition the rent was formally paid with due ceremony by Lady Letitia. The "Red Rose Tavern "was until 1783 the principal inn of the barony. The land was sold to the Moravians in 1741.
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