Coryell, Henry Lepner



Coryell, Henry Lepner


Henry Coryell was a master builder elected to the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia in 1820. The same year, Henry was listed as a carpenter living at 23 Lombard street. He served as a Warden of the Carpenters' Company in 1828-1830.

Biography from the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Tom Stokes.

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Sarah Richard

Spouse Born

1787 NJ


Edward P. Donnelly
Nathaniel Moreno

Date Elected


Office Held

Warden, 1828-30

Business Address

321 Sassafras St. (CD) (1830)


City Records D.S.B. book #342; claim filed February 2, 1827; sattisfied June 6, 1827 (with his signature) H. L. Coryell vs. Moritz Furst. Claim for $493.87 against a certain two story brick house situate on the north side of Chestnut street above Broad street, about 100 feet westward of said Broad street in the city of Philadelphia, containing 36 feet in front on Chestnut street and in depth from 50 to120 feet or thereabouts. Being for work labor and materials furnished to the said building. ------------------- City Records D.S.B. book #342; claim filed March 27, 1827; satisfied April 18, 1828 (with his signature) Henry L. Coryell vs. James Farley & Mary Farley. Claim for $1365 against a certain two story brick building or dwelling house and store 20 feet fronting on 2nd street and 200 feet in depth, it being situated on said 2nd street about 4 or 5 doors south of its intersection with Germantown road. Being for materials furnished and work and labor done to the said buildings. ------------------ City Records D.S.B. book #344; filed September 8, 1830; satisfied May 20, 1831 Henry L. Coryell vs. Amos Howell. Claim for $2,051.62 against a certain three story brick messuage or tenement situate on the west side of 8th street between Filbert and Arch streets No. 38, containing 19 feet front on 8th street by 77 feet in depth, for carpenters work done and lumber and stone furnished and delivered. ------------------- City Records D.S.B. book #345; filed March 10, 1832; satisfied April 7, 1832 (with his signature) Henry L. Coryell vs. Joseph Eldridge & John R. Brick, co-partners. Claim for $86.65 against a certain four story back building and another three story on Chestnut street front of Congress Hall hotel situate in Delaware third street between Market and Chestnut streets for work done & materials found and provided. ------------------- Carpenters' Co. Minutes-1845-214 Communication from widow of H. Coryell read. ------------------ City Directory - 1820 - Henry L., carpenter, 23 Lombard 1824 - Henry L., carpenter, 23 lower Lombard 1826 - Henry L., carpener, 9 Gaskill; dwelling 23 Lombard City Directory - 1830 - H. L. Coryell, carpenter, 321 Sassafras. 1835 - H. L., carpenter, Market below Broad 1840 - Henry, measurer, Schuylkill 6th above Sassafras. 1845 - Henry, measurer, Schuylkill 6th below Cherry, name: Ian Rhile email: phone: 610-301-6156 address: 1275 Penn Avenue city: Wyomissing state: PA zip: 19610 1. Henry Lepner Coryell (b.Abt 1785-New Jersey;d.12 Jul 1845/1846), married Sarah Richard (b.Abt 1887;m.12 Nov 1815) (Coryell records at NJ State Library) 2. William P. Coryell (b.23 Aug 1818;d.21 Nov 1860), married Elizabeth Pruitt (b.28 Jun 1827;d.7 Apr 1915) (Coryell records at NJ State Library and 1850 census records)