Colladay, Charles J.



Colladay, Charles J.


Charles Colladay was master builder in Philadelphia during the first half of the 1800s. He was elected to the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia in 1823 . Charles was likely related to other Colladays who were also members of the Company but their exact relation is unknown. Charles Colladay was eventually expelled from the Company in 1850. In 1824, Colladay was listed as living at Castle and 5 Elbow Lane in the directories of Philadelphia. By 1830, he had moved to 334 Vine street. Charles Colladay died in 1858.

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

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see"comments" about expulsion from Company

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334 Vine St. (CD) (1830)


Jackson Court, S.side Vine St. bet. 9th & 10th Sts


Carpenters' Co. Minutes-1850-262 Resolution offered by Peter Weyant that Joseph Wells (no record of this member) and Charles J. Colladay be expelled from Company. --------------------- City Directory - 1824 - Charles, carpenter, Castle & 5 Elbow lane. 1826 - Chrles, house carpenter, 18 Castle City Directory - 1830 - Charles Colladay, house carpenter, 334 Vine. 1840 , 50 - Charles, merchant, 15 Commerce (is this the same man?) --------------------- City Records D.S.B. book #341; judgment filed May 9, 1822; satisfied February 28, 1826 (with his signature) Charles Colladay vs. John Buddy and George Peters. Judgment entered on bond and warrant of attorney dated May 4, 1822 for $210 conditioned for the payment of $105 on the 4th May ensuing the date hereof with interest. ------------------- City Records D.S.B. book #342; judgment filed April 26, 1825; satisfied July 8, 1829 William Chamberlain vs. Charles Colladay. Judgment entered on bond and warrant of attorney date of 23 April 1825 for $1000 conditioned for the payment of $500 in one year hence the date thereof with lawful interest payable half yearly. ------------------ City Records D.S.B. book #344, filed October 27, 1830; satisfied May 16, 1831 James Warren vs. Charles J. Colladay. Claim for $486.38 against 14 three storied buildings situate in Vine street between 9th and 10th streets, bounded on the south side by some persons unknown , on the west by the property of Merrick Wagner on the east by a certain two storied brick house the property of C. J. Colladay and on the north by Vine street aforesaid, the said 14 houses being known by the name of Jackson court, for painting and glazing done and performed.