Chester County, Westtown Township, PA Needlework Sampler by 17 Year Old Elizabeth Yearsley 1827

Elizabeth Yearsley

Westtown Township

Chester County, PA dated 1827


This graphic Chester County sampler was worked by Elizabeth Yearsley at age 17, under the tuition of Mary Tayler.  Elizabeth married her neighbor William Otley in 1836.  Her sister Mary Ann married William Otley’s brother Alban.  Choose your neighbors wisely, these two sisters married the boys next door.


The sampler is inscribed: Elizabeth Yearsleys work in the 17th/ year of her age 1827 and at the bottom, Mary Taylor Teacher.


This sampler is accompanied with extensive genealogical research.   

Note: Some discoloration at the bottom.


A similar sampler naming the same teacher was worked by Adaline Coburn in 1827.


Silk on linen gauze.

Dealer Stephen & Carol Huber
Date: 1827
Origin Westtown Township Chester County, PA
Artist/Maker Elizabeth Yearsley
Measurements 27 1/2” x 34” framed.
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Price $18,500
Contact Stephen & Carol Huber, 860-304-9459 or

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