In the list of taxables in West Nantmeal, soon
after the close of the Revolution, we find the name of "Baron Debillion."
His fill name is said to have been Jacob Francis Frederick Nugent, Baron de
Beelen, but he signed himself Baron de Bellen Bertholf, and his place of
residence "Head of little Brandywine". HE was interested in
botany, and obtained seeds and plants for cultivation from Humphrey Marshall.
Tradition says that he fled from his native land, and that his silverware,
china and French -plate looking-glasses were the wonder and admiration of the
residents for miles around his house near Cambridge. His remittances
ultimately failed, and his property passed into other hands.