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1733 AND I^^6, 


l^l^o^e ^kflief Coundillof^ 


Chief Magistrates of the Province, 

antr i^m mutvib^nt^. 






ft. 1915 


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1883, by 

Charles P. Keith, 
in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. 

printed by 

The W. S. Sharp Printing Co., 

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Table of Contents. 

Explanation, ......... v 

Abbreviations, ......... viii 

Corrigenda and Addenda, ....... ix 

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William Markham, (1) 

Thomas Lloyd, . (7) 

Edward Shippen, (46) 

(Kwunnllor^ fvmx 1^33 tu itt6 : 

James Logan, 1 

William Logan, ....... 1 

Isaac Norris, 41 

Samuel Preston, 73 

Anthony Palmer, 114 

Andrew Hamilton, 120 

James Hamilton, 120 

Andrew Allen, 120 

Henry Brooke, 155 

Thomas Gr^me, 157 

Clement Plumsted, 167 

Thomas Grifpitts, 184 

Charles Read, . . . • . . . ^185 

William Till, 194 

Robert Strettell, 196 

Samuel Hasell, 208 

Abraham Taylor, 219 

Joseph Turner, r^O 

Lawrence Growdon, 222 

Richard Peters, 235 

Benjamin Shoemaker, 242 

Thomas Hopkinson, 265 

iv lahle of Contents. 

Ralph Assheton, 281 

John Penn, 308 

Lynford Lardner, 316 

Benjaaon Chew, 324 

John Mifflin, 362 

Thomas Cadwalader, 371 

Jamks Tilghman, . . h . . . . 398 

John Moland, 417 

Richard Penn, 425 

Thomas Lawrence, 430 

Edward Shippen, (see Edward Shippen, Pres. of the 

Council) ........ 455 

William Hicks, 456 

Index of principal names, ...... 457 

Index of principal sulyects, 473 


Under the first Charter, granted by William Penn, in 1682, as a 
frame of government for Pennsylvania, and extended to the counties 
of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex on the Delaware, the upper house 
of the legislature was called the Provincial Council, and was com- 
posed of representatives chosen by the people. One-third retired 
each year, and, to increase the number of persons familiar with such 
service, it was provided that, after the first seven years, a retiring 
member should not be again chosen until a year had elapsed. While 
this Charter continued in force, about eighty persons served as Coun- 
cillors, among them William Markham, who was the first Lieutenant- 
Governor under Penn, and Thomas Lloyd, who was also many years 
at the head of aifairs in the Province. During the short period when 
Pennsylvania was a Royal, as distinguished from a Proprietary Prov- 
ince, eleven persons were appointed as the Council for these parts, 
Markham again being Lieutenant-Governor. At the surrender of the 
old Charter, during Penn's second visit to his dominions, he invited a 
number of persons to act as Councilors, who served until his depart- 
ure. The Charter of 1701 having made no provision for an Upper 
House or a Cabinet, he then commissioned ten persons as a Provin- 
cial Council, to advise the Lieutenant-Governor whom he or his heirs, 
true and absolute Proprietaries and Governors, should appoint, and to 
administer the laws in the absence of such an officer. The Lieuten- 
ant-Governors added to this body as occasion required, and it main- 
tained perpetual succession until the American Revolution. Edward 
Shippen was its first President, and, as such, was the head of the 
Colony for some time. Of the other Councillors who qualified before 
the period embraced within this book, those who took the greatest 
part in public affairs were, with few exceptions, still in office in 1733. 
From that date until its abolition, the Provincial Council was a dis- 
tinguished body, its members holding their seats practically for life, 
and, selected from both the Quakers and the Churchmen, being the 
wealthiest, the most experienced in public affairs, or for other reasons 

vi Explanation. 

the most influential persons, speaking generally, from Cape Henlopen 
to the Blue Mountains. The Proprietaries' political opponents, to be 
sure, were not invited to a seat in the Council, but several of them, as 
well as of the chief officers of government, were sons or sons-in-law 
of Councillors ; so that, if the list of the Councillors is defective as a 
roll of the great men of Provincial times, yet the genealogical tables of 
their families will be found to embrace, with few exceptions, the lead- 
ers of all factions and the chief administrators of all public trusts. 
Their biographies make up a history of Pennsylvania under its old 
regime, and of Philadelphia when the largest city on the Continent. 
It has been thought interesting to the descendants, at least, to supple- 
ment this with a record of the career of the other members of the 
families down to the present day. 

The following work gives, with biographical sketches, more or less 
extended, a complete list of the descendants, as far as has been ascer- 
tained from public records and correspondence with representatives of 
the families, Burke's Peerage, however, being depended upon as to the 
foreign branches set forth therein, and Lanman's Biograph. Annals or 
Benton's Thirty Years' View furnishing the material for notices of 
American public men since the Revolution. The earliest laws of 
Pennsylvania having ordered a division among all the children, the 
descent of land is the chief source of genealogy. Where property 
has passed by will, however, the compiler assumes, in the absence of 
other evidence, that if the will speaks of no lineal descendants, the 
testator died without issue, and on the other hand, that the children 
or deceased children's children for whom the will provides, were the 
only ones who survived him ; if others are known to have been born 
previous to its date, the omission of them is evidence that they had 
died without issue. In a conflict of authorities for biographical facts, 
the compiler has followed those official records or the copies of them 
within his reach which will suggest themselves to the reader as the 
best evidence in the nature of the thing to be proved. Thus, where 
family records and church records differ, the latter are deemed conclu- 
sive as to the baptism, marriage, or burial therein stated, and bap- 
tismal registers, as to the Christian name. Dates have been copied 
exactly as they stood, and therefore nearly always are old style prior 
to September 3, 1752. The dates of birth of living people have 
been inserted only when furnished by some relative. 

These genealogies are arranged according to branches instead of 
generation"^-, all the posterity of any man being given before the chil- 

Explanation. vii 

dren of his younger brotlier. Where a section, or paragraph, gives a 
list of children only, the next section tukes up the eldest of these 
who left descendants, and gives a list of his or her children, the next 
takes up the eldest parent among these, and so on. When the person 
whose sketch begins the section is a member of the last generation of 
the past century, all of his or her descendants are embraced in the same 
section, ranged under their respective parents, each generation set at a 
certain distance from the margin. Reference to the place where a 
name which begins a section has previously appeared in a list of chil- 
dren, is made by the words "last named," "'as above," "p. ;" and 

to the place where a name appearing in a list of children is to appear 
again as the head of a new section, by the words " see below " or " see 

p. ." The running title shows to what female branch the persons 

mentioned at the top of the page belong. In a list of children, the 
surname is given only after the word " Issue." If it does not there 
appear, it is the same as that of the Councillor. The names of mem- 
bers of past generations or of the oldest generation now living, are 
printed in small caps. ; the generation next to them, in ordinary type ; 
the younger generations, in small type. If nothing is said as to mar- 
riage or offspring of a person now deceased, the compiler has been 
unable to obtain information ; but as to living persons, he understands 
that those persons are unmarried of whom he mentions no marriage, 
and those married couples have had no children of whom he mentions 
no issue. 

The undersigned would call attention to certain of the histories or 
parts thereof having been kindly prepared by members of the respect- 
ive families, who have allowed their names to be given at the head 
of the histories, and thereby assumed the responsibility for their work. 
In the preparation of the rest of the book, he must acknowledge very 
considerable assistance from Mr. Charles R. Hildeburn, who gathered 
much of the earlier genealogical data, and from Messrs. Thomas 
U. Walter, Louis A. Ridge, Samuel Chew, J. Claytor Montgomery, 
William Brooke Rawle, James L. Lardner, George Fisher of York, 
Pa., and George Tilghman Hollyday of Baltimore, Mrs. Mary S. R. 
Sheets of Indianapolis, Miss Martha M. Lawrence of Hamburgh, 
N. J., and others who have prepared or revised biographical sketches 
and genealogical lists. 

Charles P. Keith. 


Ara. Philos. Soc.=American Philosophical Society held at Phila- 
delphia ; b.=born ; bapt.=baptized ; bu.=buried ; Cantab.=Uni- 
versity of Cambridge, England ; d.=died ; dat.=dated ; dau.=daugh- 
ter ; d. inf.=died in infancy ; d. s. p.=died without having had issue ; 
d. unm.=died unmarried ; d. y.=died too young to have been mar- 
ried ; F. M.=Friends' Meeting records ; Gent. Mag.=Gentleman's 
Magazine, published in London ; G6tt.=University of Gottingen ; 
grad.=: graduated ; gr.-grddau.=great-granddaughter ; gr.-gr'dson.= 
great-grandson ; Harv.=Harvard University ; Hist. Soc.=:Historical 
Society; ^.=pound, current money, a pound sterling being denoted 
by <£; 1. a.=letters of administration; m.=married ; M. C.=mem- 
ber of U. S. House of Representatives ; M. P.=member of British 
Parliament; N. I.=Native Infantry ; Oxon.= University of Oxford ; 
p.=page; P. & L. Corr.=Penn and Logan Correspondence, pub- 
lished by the Historical Society of Penna. ; Pa. Mag. or Pa. Mag. 
Hist.=Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, published 
by the Historical Society of Penna. ; Presbyt.=Presbyterian Church 
records ; Princ.=College of New Jersey, Princeton ; probat.=pro- 
bated ; R,. N.=R,oyal Navy of England ; U. of P.^University of 
Pennsylvania; U. of Va.=University of Virginia; Univ., Oxon.= 
University College, Oxford ; unm.=unmarried ; Xt. Ch.^records of 
Christ Church or the United Churches of Christ and St. Peter's, 

Brackets around a name indicate that it was dropped — or, rarely, 
added— later in life. "Jany., 1703-4," "Feb., 1708-9," "Mch., 
1715-6," mean respectively January, February, and March at the 
close of the years 1703, 1708, and 1715, which legally began on the 
25th of March. 

Corrigenda and Addenda. 

(6)_37th line, " 1767 " should be " 1764 ;" on 38th line, « 1774 " 
should be "1772;" on last line, "alive" should be "living;" and 
it might be added that the letter speaks also of the pension to a 
Mr. Aiskell, which, like hers, was paid as the recipient needed it, 
and that after the death of Thomas Penn, his executors, in April, 
1775, ordered that the annuities to Mr. Aiskell and "Mrs. Bar- 
ker" should be continued; whence we infer that Joanna Brown 

had married Barker. 

(7)— 18th line, strike out after " 2ndly " all before " Edward." 
(16) — 22nd line, strike out quotation-mark after "New England." 
(21) — In 1721, the Lieut.-Governor was absent over two months. 
(22)— 29th line, " Kearney " should be " Kearny." 
(29) — 27th line, the property referred to was a pasture-ground. The 

name " Treveskan " is an error. 
(30) — 17th line, read "practitioner" instead of " pratitioner." 
(34) — 23rd line, read " Lowrey " instead of " Lowry." 
(36)_32nd line, read " Lydia H." instead of " Lydia." 
(40)_7th line, Elizabeth D. Wells d. April 8, 1883. 
(42) — Henry Collins Bisphara was an eminent artist, and d. Rome, 

Italy, Dec. 22, 1882. 
(43)_10th line, Daniel B. Smith d. Mch. 29, 1883. 
(86)— 5th line, read « (77) " for " (79)." 
(88)_20th line, read "Kearny" instead of "Kearney." 
(102)— 1st line, Mrs. Ealston d. s. p. Nov. 18, 1882. 
(105) — Next to last line, read "Peirce" for "Pierce." 
(106) — 16th line, strike out comma between " Elizabeth " and 

" POWEL." 

(107)— 27th line, read " Neave " for " Neare." 

(;i38)— 15th line, read "July 1, 1864," for "July 1, 1804." 

6 — Middle of page, this anecdote perhaps is not given accurately, 
when it is stated that the pirates were beaten off. Franklin's ver- 
sion, in his Autobiography, says that the vessel in sight proved 
to be a friend. 

: Corrigenda and Addenda. 

16— 16th line, read '' Plaistow" for '' Plalstow." 

19 — A (lau. of Sarah L., w. of Wm. Wister, d. unm. 

29— 3rd line from foot, Mary E. Hollingsworth d. Mch. 17, 1883. 

31— 3rd line from foot, Mrs. Coles d. Phila. Apr. 4, 1883. 

35— 15th line, " m." should be " in"; 18th line and 37th line, " p. 

28 " should be " p. 29." 

46— 3rd line from foot. Miss Diehl d. 1882. 

66 — 13th line, strike out comma between " Helen " and " Rotch 

Wharton ;" 22nd line, J. Norris Emlen, Trustee of the Sepvlva 

estate, d. s. p. Aug. 26, 1882. 

67— 8th line, Mrs. Dick d. Apr. 30, 1882, leaving one child; 13th 

line from foot, read "June 6 " for " June 10." 

71 — J. Roberts Rambo is Reg. of Wills of Montgomery Co. 

79 — 15th line, Hannah P. is sister of Letitia G., of 6th line. 

90— Last line, after "Priscilla," insert "H." 

91 — Middle of page, after " Priscilla," insert "H." 

98— Hon. Charles Perrin Smith d. Jany. 27, 1883. 

102 — 4th line, after "Preston," insert "Carpenter." 

104— Top of page, read "Tonkin" for "F.," and after "m.," read, 

"1st, Sarah M. Thomas, and, 2nd, Martha M. Thomas;" and 

the account of Samuel Tonkin Jones's descendants should be : 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Jones) : 

Frances Mary, m. Richard Montgomery Pell of New 

York, who d. s. p., 

Issue by 2nd wife (surname Jones) : 

Sarah M., m. Henry Beadel, 
Issue (surname Beadel): 

Henry Ludlow, 

Gerald Woodward, 
Samuel T., dec'd, 


Elizabeth Ludlow, m. John D. van Buren. 
105— 10th line, read "Isaac C." for "Isaac." 
115 — 14th line, read "Growdou " for "Growden." 
119— 31st line, Joseph S. Chevalier d. y. Aug. 7, 1882. 
145— 28th line, read "p. 154" for "p. 153." 

171— Read "Kearny" for "Kearney," and "Elliot" for "Elliott." 
174 — 15th line, "Plumstead" should be "Plumsted;" 19th line, 
insert " bu. Prot. Cem. in Rome ;" Frederick Klapp has also 
issue: Anne Louisa, b. 1883. 
177— Read "Elliot" for "Elliott." 

Corrigenda and Addenda. xi 

180— 8th and 9th lines, read "Elliot" for "Elliott;" 24th line, read 
" Wauchope " for " Wanchope." 

182— 19th line, read "June 21 " for "June 11." 

184— Last line, read " Powel " for " Powell." 

203— 7th line, read " p. 200 " for " p. 199." 

207 — Middle of page, strike out " m." after " Mary." 

216— 17th line, read "Hiester" for " Heister." 

247 — Caroline Nixon Morris m. Augustus F. Kempton, M. D. 

255 — Thomas Pennant Barton d. s. p. 

257— 9th line from foot, read " S." for " L." 

261 — Russell Davenport Rawle d. Aug. 6, 1882. 

272— 23rd line, J. W. Condy d. Bethlehem, Ohio, Sep. 16, 1828, 
aged 59 ; 32nd line, read " Isaac " for " Issac." 

279 — 8th line, read " Johnson " for " Johnston." 

298 — 6th line. Rev. J. W. Claxton, D. D., d. s. p. Lancaster, Pa., 
Jany. 25, 1883, m. Oct. 24, 1878 Maria Bailie; 7th line, " 1843" 
should be " 1743 ;" 10th line, "descend" should be "descent." 

318 — 3rd line, read "matriculates" for "graduates;" 4th line, Phineas 
Bond was also a physician. 

322— 28th line, Frances Lardner d. unm. Feb. 18, 1883. 

324 — 4th line, Lynford Lardner d. Auburn, Cal., Oct. 12, 1882. 

333 — 36th line, Charles Ingersoll d. at sea, Aug. 13, 1882. 

334 — Stephen Warren Ingersoll m. Nov. 8, 1882, Adelaida Joseph- 
ine Bond. 

335— 9th line. Dr. J. F. Meigs d. Dec. 16, 1882. 

337— 31st line, Elizabeth [W.] Tilghman d. unm. Jany. 25, 1883. 

338— 12th line, strike out "only." 

349— 18th line, read " Sep. 7 " for " Aug." 

362 — 23rd line, read " afterwards wife " for " widow." 

364— 6th line, read " 1772" for " 1771." 

370— Dr. Richard M. Wistar d. s. p. Mch. 27, 1883. 

377 — 16th line, insert "Gertrude, dau. of Samuel Bayard by his 
w." before " Margaret." 

419 — Top of page, Joseph Moland d. after June 9, 1789; the date 
of marriage is wrong; 22nd line, Sophia had issue: Abraham 
and Amelia, and the former had a son : John Francis, now of 
Brooklyn, who has issue : Abraham and Stella. 

431 — 5th line from foot, after " Catherine " read " Longfield." 

432 — John Lawrence's memorandum says that his father died April 
21, 1754. 

Cftief «{t0btrak$ 0f tl|t pottint^. 

William Markham. 

William Markham was the first cousin of William Penn, being 
son of Admiral Penn's sister, as would appear from Admiral Penn's 
will leaving to " nephews James Bradshaw and William Markham " 
and " nephews John Bradshaw and George Markham." The last 
named was doubtless the Charles George Markham who was in Penn- 
sylvania in the year 1697, witnessing a deed of that date recorded in 
the Deeds ofiBce at Phila. The name of Markham is found at an 
early period among the gentry of old England, or that class which in 
Continental Europe would be called the lesser nobility. There was a 
Sir Alexander de Markham, Constable of the Castle of Nottingham, 
in the time of Henry III, and a Sir John Markham, Judge of the 
Common Pleas from 1396 to 1407. Two families, both descended 
from the latter, one of them from a son who was Chief Justice of 
King's Bench, were seated in Nottinghamshire, bearing the same arms, 
which also the William Markham who came to Pennsylvania used as a 
seal impaled with the arms of Thomas of Dublin. He is described as 
" Captain Markham " at the time when Penn intrusted him with the 
inauguration of a government over his newly acquired territories, and 
it is just possible that the statement of Deborah Logan that David 
Lloyd had been Captain in Cromwell's army, whereas that Quaker 
agitator was not born before 1655, may have been true of William 
Markham, who was a man grown before the death of the Lord Protec- 
tor. Receiving the Charter for Pennsylvania from King Charles II on 
Mch. 4, 1681, Penn executed a commission, dated at Westminster the 
10th of the following month, appointing his "cousin William Mark- 
ham " his deputy to call a Council of nine, he presiding, to take the in- 
habitants' acknowledgments of his authority, to settle boundaries with 
his neighbors, to survey, rent, and sell lands, to erect courts, and appoint 
justices, sheriffs, and inferior officers, and to do anything for the peace 
and safety of the Province within the power granted to Penn from the 
King except calling Assemblies to make laws. William Markham 
sailed for America probably by the first opportunity after the date of the 
commission, a voyage across the Atlantic in the sailing vessels of that 


(2) Markham. 

period taking a number of weeks. He landed probably at Boston, 
where his commission was put on record, and made his way to New 
York, where he exhibited his credentials, and received, June 21, 1681, 
from the Lieutenant-Governor and Council a letter to the officers within 
the bounds of Pennsylvania. 

At Markham's arrival, the only town in Pennsylvania was Upland 
(now Chester), where he fixed his residence, being described by Penn 
a year later as of that place. From the elements which made up the 
population, he gathered his councillors, who qualified on August 3rd. 
They were Otto Ernest Koch and Capt. Lasse Cock, both Swedes, 
William Warner, Morgan Drewett, William Woodmanse, Robert 
Wade, William Clayton, and Thomas Fairman, Quakers, — the last a 
surveyor, — and James Sandelands, a Scotchman who had married a 
Swede (see Pa. Mag. Hist. &ct. Vol. II, p. 443). At the end of the year 
1681, Markham was joined by John Bezar and Nathaniel Allen, their 
colleague William Crispin, having died on the voyage. These three 
had been commissioned September 30th to lay out a " great town " of 
10,000 acres. Markham assisted them in locating it, the site being 
chosen soon after their arrival. There is on record in the Deeds office 
at Phila. a release by Thomas Fairman appended to an account for 
services, which can not fail to be of historical interest, as follows : 

1682 £. s. d. 

To taking the courses and soundings of the Channel of Delaware seven 

weeks with Captn Markham 10 

To Victuals & Drink put on Board the Shallop at sundry Times 3 

To my attendance as first commission conjunct with Wm Hague, Nat. 

Allen, & John Beazor 00 

To my Taking the Courses of Schuylkill &ct. for sounding & Placing 

Philadelphia upon Delaware River &ct. 6 

To for my own Hands with Provisions & Drams 1 8 

To my attendance as one of the Governor's Counsel 00 

To Lodging Captn Markham & Wm Hague in my House with Diet & 

Liquors for Treates 7 

To finding them Horses & accompaning them in the Woods often 5 

To my service as first Assembly man 00 

To my ofliciating as Clerk to the Assembly & Clerk to the Council 6 

To my Time and Expense intreating with the Swansons for the 300 

acres land 5 

To a survey thereof and the Rest of the Land unto Schuylkill 10 

To my many weary journeys to Upland to attend Capt Markham on 

the Proprietai-ies Service and the Countries business 20 

To Lodging Capt. Holme his two sons & two Daughters with their and 

his other l^'riends accommodations in the Proprietaries service 50 

To furnishing Capt Markham & Capt Holme with horses & Riding with 

them to plake Wickon &ct. 3 


(The other items are after Penn's arrival) 

426 10 6 

Marhham. (3) 

On July 15, 1682, Markhara made the first purchase under the 
Proprietary government of land from the Indians, buying the site of 
Pennsbury manor and the lands adjoining, in all about 45000 acres 
lying on the West bank of the Delaware and the North bank of the 
Neshaminy. For this he gave 350 fathoms of wampum, and also 300 
guilders ($146.00) and a quantity of articles, i. e. 20 guns, 40 lbs. of 
shot, 2 barrels of powder, 20 kettles, 40 axes, 40 hoes, 40 pairs of 
scissors, 40 combs, 10 small saws, 100 awls, 200 knives, 200 small 
glasses, 20 blankets, 40 shirts, 40 pairs of stockings, besides liquor, 
tobacco, and dry goods, — enough when we consider the wildness of the 
land to relieve both the agent and his principal from the imputation 
of having gotten from ignorant people a valuable estate for a few gew- 
gaws. This deed was ratified by other Indians on August 1, and 10 
more guns were given. 

On October 27, 1682, William Penn in the ship Welcome arrived 
before New Castle. He sent a messenger ashore to notify the Justices ; 
and John Moll, senior Justice, with some others went to the ship, and 
viewed the deeds of the Duke of York for New Castle and the twelve 
miles around it and the land below to Cape Henlopen. Obtaining 
twenty-four hours delay to consult with Ephraim Herrman, who with 
John Moll was authorized by the Duke to deliver seisin, Moll the 
next day in conjunction with Herrman surrendered possession of the 
fort at New Castle by giving Penn the key to go in alone, lock himself 
in, and open the door again, and by delivering a turf with a twig upon 
it and a porringer containing river water and soil. Penn sent Mark- 
ham as his attorney to receive livery of seisin for the country twelve 
miles below, and at the house of Captain Edmund Cantwell on Appo- 
quinimink Creek, Moll and Herrman made the same kind of livery 
as at New Castle. By the arrival of Penn, the Proprietary and Gov- 
ernor, in Pennsylvania, the commission to his Deputy, Markham, was 

Markham was one of the members chosen to the first Council under 
the Frame of Government of 1682, and for a few months attended the 
meetings, the first of them being held on the lOtli of 1 mo., 1682-3. 
In the following Summer, he went to England to transact Penn's busi- 
ness at Court. Lord Baltimore had disputed the Duke of York's 
title, and Penn's as his grantee, to the Lower Counties, and Penn was 
endeavoring to have the Lords in Council decide in his favor. It was, 
however, agreed that Lord Baltimore should have time to appear in 
person before the Lords, which he promised to do in April, 1684. There 

(4) Marhham. 

is among the Peana. Archives a petition from Markham to the Duke, 
setting forth that, instead of appearing, Lord Baltimore had been try- 
ing to induce the tenants to turn to him, and the Duke's name on the 
landmarks had been taken down, and praying that the cause might 
not be delayed by Lord Baltimore, and that meanwhile some stop be 
put to " his unhansome and foule practices." Returning to America, 
Markham was made Secretary of the Province and Territories on 3 
mo. 28, 1685, and continued such until the beginning of 1691. 

Being also Secretary to the Proprietary until succeeded by Logan 
in 1699, he was appointed on 11 mo. 21, 1686, with Ellis and Goodson 
or either of them to act as Commissioners for land to grant warrants 
and pass patents, and on 10 mo. 16, 1689, Markham, Turner, Goodson, 
and Carpenter or any two of tliem, he being one, were commissioned 
with the same powers, as also to act as a Court of Exchequer for the 
collection of rents, and auditing the Receiver's accounts. He served 
another term in the Council, by election to fill a vacancy from Kent 
Co., and for some time kept the records of Phila. Co. In April, 1690, 
he heads a petition from • five persons, three of them Swedes, to the 
Council, presided over by the Quaker Lloyd, " to settle the country 
in such a posture that we may be able by force of arms to defend it 
against any assault of our eneuiies." 

Markham appears to have been a Churchman, and, although he 
never made himself obnoxious to the Quakers, was more in sympathy 
with the descendants of the earlier emigrants sent hither by Queen 
Christina of Sweden, the burgomasters of Amsterdam, or the Duke 
of York. With several of the Delaware Councillors, he supported 
Blackwell against Lloyd and his partisans. When Penn afterwards 
offered the Council the choice between a Lieutenant-Governor and 
five Commissioners, he named Markham among the latter, and 
expressed his own preference for such a government. A separa- 
tion taking place between the Province and the Lower Counties, 
Penn appointed Markham Lieutenant-Governor of the latter. He 
held this position about two years, Fletcher's arrival, April 26, 
1693, uniting both Pennsylvania and what is now Delaware to 
New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The former dominion 
of Penn, however, was allowed a separate Council and Lieutenant- 
Governor. Thomas Lloyd declining the first place at this Council, 
Fletcher conferred it upon Markham, and on April 27, with the 
unanimous consent of the Council, appointed him Lieutenant-Gov- 
ernor. From about this time he, is called " Colonel." Within two 
years, the King and Queen restored the government to Penn, and Penn 

Marhham. (5) 

-commissioned Markham his Lieuteuant-Goveruor with John Goodson 
and Samuel Carpenter as Assistants. Markham accordingly remained 
at the head of the Colony until the arrival of the Proprietary the 
second time in America, at the end of the year 1699. This period 
was the high day of piracy on the American coast, the time of Cap- 
tain Kidd. Much of the trade in the sea-port towns was in ill-gotten 
goods, and the cupidity of the adventurers who held the offices for the 
execution of the laws bound them to the pirates. Governor Fletcher 
licensed vessels sailing from New York with piratical designs. Edw. 
Randolph, Surv. Gen. of Customs, accused Markham of conniving at 
piracy, and wrote that certain well known pirates had been seen in 
Philadelphia, and Markham had paid no attention to the Lords' pro- 
clamations, had neglected to prosecute forfeited bonds, had adjourned 
the courts, to the benefit of fraudulent debtors. Some months later, 
when a piratical craft had come into Delaware Bay, taken nine or ten 
ships, and committed several robberies on the people of Pennsylvania, 
Markham applied to the Earl of Bellomont for a man-of-war to guard 
the Bay, but none were at that officer's disposal. Certain offenders 
being found in town, and pointed out to him, he made several arrests. 
Although the Province contained at least 7000 men capable of bearing 
arms, he was a weak governor at such times for want of a militia. 
This crying need of the Province was forced upon Penn's attention by 
the Lords of Trade, and some years later several companies of soldiers 
were formed. 

Markham bought Jasper Yeates's house on Front St. in Philadel- 
phia, and resided in it until his death. Penn sent a warrant to Lt. 
Gov. Hamilton to appoint Markham Register-General of Wills, in 
pursuance of which he was so commissioned 5, 27, 1703. John 
Moore, the former Register, withholding the seal of the office, Mark- 
ham was authorized by the Council to use his private seal. Moore 
contested the legality of Markham's appointment, and before the mat- 
ter was decided, Markham died in Phila. June 12, 1704. Although 
Penn had expressed dissatisfaction at various things done by him as 
Commissioner of Property, yet Logan, in his letter of 4 mo. 12, 1704, 
says, " Poor, honest. Col. Markham this morning ended a miserable 
life by a seasonable release in a fit of his old distemper that seized his 
vitals." He had a military funeral, the militia turning out, as Logan 
also writes, to bury him " very honorably, like a soldier." He mar- 
ried at least twice. The Avife who survived him was named Joanna. 
She was not the mother of Markham's only child. When he mar- 

(6) Markham. 

ried her, she was a widow with one daughter, Elizabeth, who m., 1st, 
Edward Robinson of Phila., merchant, whose will was probat. Nov, 
4, 1699, and, 2nd, Jacob Regnier of Lincoln's Inn, ba'rrister-at-law, 
and d. s. p. before Aug. 3, 1715. The widow Markham removed to 
New York City, where she died Oct. 4, 1726. 
Issue : 

Ann, d, after 1733, Logan, in a letter of Aug. 11, 1734, writ- 
ing that he had read " Brown's," and that she was certainly 
"a base woman to dispute facts so clear," it appearing that 
she claimed a quantity of land bought by Markham, but 
which he left to his wife, and the latter conveyed to her 
nephew, Theodore Colby. Logan adds, " his aunt gave him 
a firm title for the land, and it was absolutely his." Davis's 
Hist, of Bucks Co. says that, in pity for her distresses, an 
allowance was made to her. Shem. between 1690 and 1698 
James Brown, who is spoken of in Edward Randolph's letter 
of Apr. 26, 1698, as a pirate married to Lt. Gov. Markham's 
daughter. He appears to have been twice taken up for 
piracy, being acquitted the first time. In 1699, while a 
Member of Assembly from Kent Co., he was taken with 
some of the pirate Avery's men, and brought to Philadel- 
phia, and by the advice of the Council was sent to the Earl 
of Bellomont at Boston. The latter wrote, May 25, 1700, 
that he was much solicited to set Brown at liberty, but did 
not feel free to do so. With eight other culprits he was 
accordingly sent to England, under charge of Admiral Ben- 
bow (Doc. Hist. N. Y.). It would seem that he met a felon's 
death, as his wife a few years later is called a widow. 
Issue (surname Brown) : 

William, d. s. p. before Dec. 19, 1726, 
James, d. s. p. before Dec. 19, 1726, 
Joanna, who on Dec. 19, 1726, as "Joanna Brown of 
the city of New York only daughter of Ann Brown 
of the same City and granddaughter of William 
Markham late of the City of Phila. Esq. dec'd," sold 
some property devised to her and her brothers. In 
1767 the Penn family graiated her a pension, and in 
1774 Richard Hockley, who speaks of her by no other 
name than "Col. Markham's granddaughter," writes^ 
" The old gentlewoman is still alive and hearty." 

Thomas Lloyd. 

The Lloyds of Dolobran in Wales were a well known " county- 
family;" and Charles Lloyd, owner of that seat, and his brother 
Thomas Lloyd, President of the Council of Pennsylvania and the Terri- 
tories on Delaware, were with William Penn and Robert Barclay of 
Ury the chief converts to Quakerism among the gentry of Britain. 
The surname Lloyd was assumed in the XVIth Century by Owen, 
son of Ivan Teg, or Ivan the Handsome, whose family had owned 
Dolobran since the year 1476, and who, like most Welsh gentlemen, 
named a line of ancestors extending beyond the Dark Ages. The 
descent from Owen Lloyd is given, apparently more accurately than 
in Burke's Landed Gentry, in the Montgomeryshire Collections for 
1876. The grandmother of President Lloyd, i. e. the wife of John 
Lloyd of Dolobran, gentleman, was descended from King Edward I 
of England in the following legitimate and, for many generations, 
illustrious line. Edward I's granddaughter " the Fair Maid of 
Kent" — she was daughter and heiress of Edmund of Woodstock, Earl 
of Kent, — married, 1st, Sir Thomas Holland, who received the title 
of Earl of Kent, and after whose death she married, 2ndly, William 
Montacute, Earl of Salisbury, and, 3rd, Edward, Prince of Wales, 
commonly called " the Black Prince," by whom she was mother of 
King Richard II. Her eldest son, Thomas Holland, who succeeded his 
father as Earl of Kent, and was Marshal of England, was the father 
of Eleanor, who m., 1st, Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, — from 
which marriage descended King Edward IV, — and, 2nd, Edward 
Cherleton, Lord Powys. Lord Powys by his marriage left co-heir- 
esses, one of whom, Joan, m. Sir John Grey, who in the year 1418 
was created Earl of Tankerville. The Earl of Tankerville by this 
marriage had a son Henry, who succeeded him as Earl of Tanker- 
ville, a title which the family lost when Normandy was taken by the 
French. The male line became extinct with the death of Henry's 
great-grandson Edward Grey, Lord Powys, in the 5th year of the 
reign of Edward VI ; and an inquisition found that Edward Kynas- 

(8) Lloyd. 

ton, Esq., was Lord Powys's next heir. Edward Kynaston was great- 
grandson of Henry, the 2nd Earl, whose daughter Elizabeth had mar- 
ried Roger Kynaston, Esq., leaving a son Humphrey, who was father 
of Edward. To this point the descent is almost public history, and 
when, in 1731, Edward Kynaston's male heir claimed the barony of 
Powys, the fact of his descent from the Earl of Tankerville was 
admitted. Now it was said in the Montgomeryshire Collections, Vol. 
4X, page 337, that Margaret Kynaston, dau. of Edward, and in Burke's 
Landed Gentry that Margaret Kynaston, sister of Roger (which does 
not conflict, for Roger was the son of Edward), married John Lloyd, 
or Wyn, father of Humphrey Wyn of DyiFryn : but it now appears 
by the better authority of the Hardwick Kynaston pedigree, published 
in the Montgomeryshire Collections for April, 1882, which Hon. Chas. 
Perrin Smith had not seen when he compiled his " Lloyd and Carpen- 
ter Family," that Margaret Kynaston, wife of John Wyn, or John ap 
Evan ap Owen, was sister, instead of daughter, of Edward Kynaston 
above named. She was thus granddaughter of Elizabeth Grey, whose 
grandmother was descended from King Edward I. Margaret Kynas- 
ton's son, Humphrey Wyn of Dyffryn, was father of Katharine, the 
wife of John Lloyd of Dolobran, and the paternal grandmother of 
the subject of this sketch. 

Charles Lloyd of Dolobran, father of the President of the Council, 
was born in 1613, and was a magistrate for Montgomeryshire. He was 
a genealogist, and caused to be emblazoned on a panel at Dolobran his 
coat-of-arms with fifteen quarterings, impaled with the arms of his 
wife. A drawing of this was sent to the family in this country when 
the panel was taken down, and is as good evidence of ancestry in 
the female line as we could well have of any person living two cen- 
turies ago. On this shield the first, or paternal, arms are az. a chevron 
between three cocks ar. — those of the Princes of Dyfed, of whom Alethj 
the sixteenth generation back of Thomas Lloyd of Penna., was living 
in the Xlth Century, and the earliest of the line whose name is given 
was Meirig, said to have lived five centuries earlier. These arms are 
differenced by a crescent, to denote that the Dolobran Lloyds descended 
from a second son. To follow up all the quarterings, and show Lloyd's 
descent from those who bore the various arms, would lead us through 
a labyrinth of Welsh names suggesting nothing to the reader. Suffice 
it to say that some of the arms appear to have been those borne by the 
Poles, or ancient male line of lords of Powys, the Cherletons, Greys, 
and Kynastons, thus corroborating the pedigree given above. 

Lloyd. (9) 

The motlier of Tlioraas Lloyd was Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Stan- 
ley of Knockin, whose coat-of-arms of five quarterings Charles Lloyd 
impales. Its first quarter is the shield of the Earls of Derby differ- 
enced with a crescent charged with a crescent, which indicates that 
Thomas Stanley of Knockin descended from the second son of a second 
son. Charles and Elizabeth Lloyd had the following children : 

Charles, who inherited Dolobran, and was ancestor of the 

Lloyd who founded Lloyd's banking house in London, * 
John, who was a Clerk in Chancery, 
Thomas, who came to Pennsylvania, 

Elizabeth, who m. Henry Parry of Penamser, Merioneth- 

Thomas Lloyd was born about 1640, and was sent to Jesus Col- 
lege, Oxford. We are told that while there, in 1663, he became a 
convert to Quakerism, and forsook the " vain pursuits " of a Univer- 
sity course ; but the catalogue of the graduates from Oxford gives us 
the name: Tho. Lloyd, Jes., B. A. Jany. 29, 1661, from which we 
may infer that he had graduated before the date of his conversion. 

The Society of Friends was now in the second decade of its history. 
The preaching of George Fox, its founder, began in 1647, and before 
the death of King Charles I, there were gathered together a few who 
believed in, and professed themselves wholly guided by the Inward 
Light. This was their fundamental principle, and the various features 
which are vulgarly thought to make up Quakerism, as non-resistance, 
refusal to take oaths, &ct., came later in the striving after a more spir- 
itual religion. Fox refused a commission in a company of Parlia- 
mentary troops, but rather because he was called to a spiritual combat, 
on which account he would have declined entering into trade as well, 
than from any scruples then felt against the shedding of blood. Clad 
in leathern clothes, he itinerated through the North of England 
calling people to repentance, like one of the prophets of old, and crying 
out against churches, church-yards, and tithe-taking preachers, and de- 
claring it a dishonoring of the Creator to take off the hat to a creature, 
and maintaining that Christ within him had made him free from all 
sin. The rural populace must have had little spirituality in their 
former religion, and seen little meaning in their ecclesiastical formulte, 
for when he preached to them Christ indwelling in the heart of the 
believer, they flocked to hear it as something entirely new, and when 

(10) Lloyd. 

he attacked the outward institutions of religion, everybody was 
silenced. The Independents, who succeeded the Presbyterians in the 
magistracy, committed him to jail on the charge of blasphemy : but he 
made converts even among the soldiery, many of whom, scrupling to 
take an oath, left the army when Lord Protector Cromwell required it 
to swear allegiance to him. Other men and women, some of whom 
had not seen Fox, felt themselves called to preach the Light. In 
1654, there were more than sixty preachers who could be called 
Quakers ; and meetings were established in the principal cities of 
England and Scotland. In the next year missionaries went to Ireland, 
Holland, and New England, In the later years of the Common- 
wealth, which saw the rise of a multitude of fanatical sects, the Quakers 
increased to great numbers. They were in harmony with the icono- 
clastic and levelling spirit of the age, but they also held out the 
hand to those who recoiled from the violence and licentiousness of 
the Fiftii Monarchy men. No wonder, then, that at the Restoration of 
King Charles II, the sect numbered so many people. At first they 
called themselves Children of the Light. The name "Quaker" was 
given to Fox in derision by a justice of the peace whom he had told 
to "Tremble [or, rather, quake] at the presence of the Lord." The 
Merry Monarch was disposed to be easy upon non-beUigerent pietists, 
who had suffered at the hands of the sects which had put his father to 
death. He gave audience to them, and released several from prison, 
and, as all know, in later times was a friend to William Penn ; but the 
reactionary party at Court placed or maintained upon the statute 
book certain laws — only one designed against Quakers particularly — 
whose penalties the Quakers incurred. Much persecution took place 
under the Act against those persons " known as Quakers or by other 
names of separation " who taught that it was unlawful to take an oath. 
Refusal by any such person to take an oath was made punishable for 
the first oifence by fines and for subsequent offences by various pen- 
alties and finally transportation. In 1664, Thomas Lloyd and several 
others were arrested as they were travelling on the highway, and taken 
before a justice, by whom, in accordance with the Act, they were com- 
mitted to prison. The confinement in Lloyd's case at least was not 
close. His marriage took place while he was under the jailor's charge, 
and his wife was allowed to visit him. But he was not completely at 
liberty until King Charles II by letters patent in 1672 dispensed with 
the laws inflicting punishment for religious offences, when, says Besse's 
Sufferings of the Quakers, Charles Lloyd, Thomas Lloyd, and others 

Lloyd. (11) 

"were discharged out of Montgomery gaol." Thomas Lloyd became 
a physician, and had a large practice. He was a man of such influ- 
ence that, we are told in the Friend, Vol. XXVII, his solicitations 
induced Parliament to abolish the long unused writ de hceretico eom- 
burendo with the application of which the Quakers had been threat- 
ened by their enemies. He had " many considerable offers from noted 
men who had power to bestow great places &ct. if he would have been 
prevailed on to change his religion." In the year 1681, his brother 
and himself held a public disputation in the town-hall at Llanvilling 
with Rt. Rev. William Lloyd, Bj). of St. Asaph, a man of very con- 
siderable learning, one of the prelates whom James II a few years 
later committed to the Tower. 

Thomas Lloyd with his wife and children embarked at London for 
Pennsylvania June 10, 1683. Among the passengers on the same ship 
was Francis Daniel Pastorius, a scholar educated at the best schools in 
Germany, on his way to take charge of the lands bought of Penn by 
the Frankfort Company. He and Lloyd conversed in Latin, and he 
composed verses in praise of Lloyd's three eldest daughters. After 
a voyage of over two months, they arrived in Pennsylvania on the 
20th of 6 mo. (August.) Among the laws agreed upon in England 
by Penn and the purchasers, it was provided that all conveyances of 
land for longer than one year, and all bills and bonds over 5/,, unless 
payable within three months, should be registered in a public enrol- 
ment office. The Assembly which met at Chester in December, 1682, 
re-enacted this in its main features in the 44th Law of the Province. 
On Dee. 27, 1683, Penn established this office by the appointment of 
Lloyd as Master of the Rolls, to kept a fair and exact enrolment of 
all laws and public proceedings of justice, if not in rolls, at least in fair 
books. He was to hold his position during good behavior, and, as a 
tribute therefor, was to yield and pay to Penn and his heirs a clean 
and fair roll of parchment on the 1st day of 1st month in every year. 
This wholesome regulation of the Founder of the Province to have 
all important instruments recorded, was never carried out. At the end 
of five years, Blackwell found that none of the laws passed since 
Lloyd's a[)pointment had been enrolled, and the conveyancer of the 
present day knows how tardily the purchasers before the recent Act of 
May 24, 1878, took their deeds to the Recorder. In 1688 the Assem- 
bly validated all the instruments then unrecorded, provided they 
should be brought for record within twelve months if executed out of 
the Province, and within six months if executed within it, and dis- 

(12) Lloyd. 

pensed with the law requiring the recording of bills and bonds. In 
1693, the Assembly abolished the system by an Act declaring unre- 
corded deeds as valid as if they had been recorded, and ordaining for 
the future simply that the exemplification of the record of a deed should 
be as good in court as the original. 

In the beginning of the 1st mo. of 1684, Lloyd was chosen a mem- 
ber of the Provincial Council, attesting to keep the debates secret — the 
only form for qualifying — on the 20th. In August, the Governor 
embarked for England, leaving a commission to the Council to act in 
his stead, with Thomas Lloyd as their President. He also appointed 
Lloyd Keeper of the Great Seal, and Lloyd, Robert Turner, and 
James Claypoole (brother of John Claypoole who m. Oliver Crom- 
well's daughter) Commissioners of Property, to grant warrants for 
surveying land, and to issue patents on the survey being duly made 
and returned. These commissioners acted only two years. Lloyd 
desiring to be relieved of office, the government by the Council was 
terminated 12 mo. 9, 1687-8, when there was received from Penn a 
commission to five persons, Lloyd, Turner, Simcock, Cook, and Eck- 
ley to exercise the powers of a De2)uty-Governor. This arrangement 
lasted about ten months. Penn offered the Lieutenant-Governorship 
again to Lloyd, but he refused, and no other Quaker fit for it being 
willing to accept, Penn conferred it upon Capt, John Blackwell, then 
in New England, who had been Treasurer of the Army in the time of 
the Commonwealth, a man of high reputation for integrity, who had 
refused a great office in Ireland under Charles II and James II because 
it depended upon perquisites. He was a Puritan, and had married a 
daughter of General Lambert. Nathaniel Mather (Mass. Hist. Coll.) 
wrote of him in 1684, 'Tor serious reall piety & nobleness of spirit, 
prudence, etc. I have not been acquainted with many that equall him," 
He arrived Dec. 17, 1688, his first act, strange to say, being the setting 
apart of a day for "solemn thanksgiving to Almighty God for his 
inestimable blessing to his Majesty's kingdoms and dominions by the 
birth of a Prince" (James II's unfortunate son, who had come so 
unwelcome to Protestant England that his parentage was impugned). 

Lloyd, still Keeper of the Great Seal and Master of the Rolls, was 
very troublesome to Blackwell throughout his whole term of office. 
First, he refused to pass certain commissions under the seal. Afterwards, 
as he was going to New York, he was requested to leave the seal with 
the Council, that public business might not be obstructed, but he de- 
clined, declaring it out of their power to deprive a man of an office which 

Lloyd. (13) 

he held for life. He refused to hand over the official communications 
received during his presidency, although the Council resolved that 
all letters of instruction should be delivered to the Secretary, and such 
parts of other letters as gave any instructions should be copied for 
public use. He refused to seal the commission for a Provincial Court, 
declaring the document " more moulded by fancy than formed by 
law." Moreover, he undertook to appoint as Clerk of the Peace 
David Lloyd, whom the Lieut.-Governor and Council had just sus- 
pended for refusing to produce papers. In March, 1689, Thomas 
Lloyd was by Bucks Co. again elected a member of the Council, but 
the Lieut.-Governor proposed articles of impeachment. The Council 
objecting to take part in this measure, the Governor adjourned that 
meeting. But when they next met, Lloyd very coolly entered the 
room, saying he had come to take his place. The Governor said there 
was nothing expected of him until he answered the charges : Lloyd 
replied that he had as good a right to sit there as the Governor had 
to be Governor. As he refused to withdraw, Blackwell adjourned to 
his own lodgings, ordering the members to follow him. Some staid 
to fight it out with Lloyd; but such were the "sharp and unsavory 
expressions " used by the latter that Markham, the Secretary, induced 
the Governor to return. Lloyd was again commanded to depart, and 
the other members followed Blackwell. A similar scene was enacted 
at a subsequent meeting. 

Blackwell was continuously opposed by the most important Quakers, 
to the chagrin of William Peun, who had thought that the high char- 
acter of Blackwell would make his government satisfactory to Friends, 
while his not being of that sect would leave him free to obey the 
Crown. Penn wrote to Blackwell 7 mo. 25, 1689, " I would be as 
little vigorous as possible ; and do desire thee, by all the obligation I 
and my present circumstances can have upon thee to desist ye prose- 
cution of T. L. I entirely know ye person both in his weakness and 
aceomplishment, and would thee end ye dispute between you two upon 
my single request and command and that former inconveniences be 
rather mended than punished. Salute me to ye people in generall 
pray send for J. Simcock, A. Cook, John Eckley, and Samuel Car- 
penter, and let them dispose T. L. and Sa. Richardson to that com- 
plying temper that may tend to that loving and serious accord yt 
becomes such a government." In response to letters from both Black- 
well and his enemies, Penn relieved him of the government, and, that 
the Council should have no occasion for grumbling, submitted to their 

(14) Lloyd. 

choice two commissions duly signed, one authorizing the whole body 
to act as Black well's successor, they choosing a President, and the 
other commission permitting them to name three persons in the Prov- 
ince or Lower Counties, from whom Penu would choose one as Lieu- 
tenant-Governor, and until his mind should be known the one having 
most votes or being first chosen should act as such. On 11 mo. 2, 
1689-90, the Council unanimously accepted the commission appoint- 
ing the whole body as Penn's deputy, and elected Thomas Lloyd 
President. On the 4th of the same month, the Council decided unani- 
mously that the Keeper of the Broad Seal might sit as a member ex 
officio of any County Court, and on the 11th of April the Clerkship 
of the Peace for Phila. Co.. was referred to his disposal as chief officer 
of records. Under Lloyd's presidency, the Lower Counties became 
discontented. After long complaint of the delay of justice, six of 
their Councillors, in Xov., 1690, undertook to appoint new judges ; an 
act which the Council at large repudiated, promising however to 
appoint others, of whom a Delaware man should be president in Dela- 
ware. On 1 mo. 30, 1691, there were submitted for the Council's 
choice two new commissions, one for the Council to name three persons 
from whom Penn would appoint a Lieutenant-Governor, the person 
having most votes to act until Penn's pleasure should be known, the other 
for Lloyd, Markham, Turner, Jennings, and Caun or any three of 
them to exercise a Lieutenant-Governor's powers, and if neither com- 
mission were accepted, the government to remain in the whole Council. 
The Councillors from Philadelphia, Bucks, and Chester were unani- 
mous for a single executive, but those from Delaware, seeing that 
Lloyd would be chosen, declared against it. Ten members being 
present, Lloyd in the chair, Growdon called out, " You that is for 
Thomas Lloyd, Arthur Cook, and John Goodson to be nominated 
Deputy-Governor stand up and say yea." Whereupon the Delaware- 
ans, protesting that the Charter required two-thirds as a quorum and 
a two-thirds vote in " affairs of moment," left the meeting. Three 
days later, six of them, claiming that the government was still in the 
Council, met at New Castle, and chose John Cann President. Lloyd, 
made Lieutenant-Governor until Penn's appointment should be known, 
accepted at the importunity of friends, and tried to win back the 
Delawareans, but in vain. Penn was grieved at his acting upon this 
"broken choice," and urged a reunion, but finally commissioned Lloyd 
as Lieutenant-Governor of Pennsylvania, and Markham as Lieuten- 
ant-Governor of the Lower Counties. This arrangement lasted until 
tiie arrival of Gov. Fletcher. 

Lloyd (15) 

It was during Lloyd's administration that George Keith caused a 
schism in the Society of Friends, and Janney, in his Life of William 
Penn, says that this dissension was urged as a reason for the appoint- 
ment of a Royal Governor. Keith was a graduate of Marischal Col- 
lege, Aberdeen, and had been a Presbyterian before joining the Friends. 
He became one of the great champions of the Society, appeared at 
several disputations, and wrote many books in support of its tenets, 
travelled with Penn and Barclay on the Continent in its service, and 
suffered long imprisonment and much pecuniary loss in its cause. He 
drifted into various mystical views, at one time believing in the trans- 
migration of souls. He came to America embittered by persecution, 
and practised in controversy, was some time Surveyor-General of East 
Jersey, and for a year taught the Friends' School in Phila., but relin- 
quished such occupation to travel to other colonies to preach and chal- 
lenge the opponents of Quakerism. He justly deemed himself the 
greatest man in the Society in America, and, Fox and Barclay being 
dead, so that there was no one abroad to command him, he determined 
to be its leader. He contended for greater plainness of dress, objected 
to Quakers acting as magistrates giving sentence for corporal punish- 
ment, proposed rules of discipline and government, importuned for a 
confession of faith. A theologian inferior only to Barclay of all whom 
the Society had produced, he was quick to detect the erroneous doc- 
trine in the loose preaching of those around him, and he attacked the 
preachers in the strongest words. He accused Fitzwater and Stock- 
dale before the Meeting for having declared that " the light of Christ 
was sufficient for salvation without anything else," thereby inferring 
there was no need of the coming of Christ. The Meeting, which could 
not refuse to censure Stockdale, blamed Keith for violating Gospel 
order in not first communicating with Stockdale, and for his rancor- 
ous expressions. Stockdale and Fitzwater brought charges of bad 
doctrine against Keith, and Bowden, in his History of Friends in 
America, says there is no doubt that he had departed from the views 
of the Quakers on the efficacy and universality of Divine grace. 
Keith's friends, remaining at a Monthly Meeting after the Clerk had 
left, voted an adjournment to the school-house, and there, mustering a 
great force, condemned his accusers, and suspended them from the Min- 
istry. The Quarterly Meeting set aside these proceedings. Keith, 
unable to carry his proposals as to the time of meetings for worship, 
at last started a separate meeting, the attendants on which assumed the 
name of Christian Quakers. In the severest language he denounced 

(16) Lloyd. 

his former comrades, who, he said, came together "to cloak heresies 
and deceit." The Haverford Monthly Meeting says that Lloyd's 
trials in his native land were "not to be compared to the many and 
great exercises griefs and sorrows he met withal and went thro' in 
Pennsylvania from that miserable apostate George Keith and his 
deluded company." Keith declared that he was not fit to be Governor 
and " his name would stink," and Keith told the Quarterly Meeting of 
Ministers in 1st mo., 1692, that there were " more damnable heresies 
and doctrines of devils among the Quakers than among any profession 
of Protestants." At the next Quarterly Meeting, a declaration of dis- 
unity with him was issued, headed by Lloyd's signature ; and for his 
slanderous words against Lloyd and Samuel Jennings, one of the Jus- 
tices, he was tried before the County Court at Phila., and fined, and 
Bradford, the printer, who was publishing his address to the Quakers, 
was deprived of his tools, and thrown into prison, as were John Macomb, 
who circulated it, and Thomas Budd, who wrote a pamphlet on Keith's 
side. The Quakers alleged, and perhaps justly, that the pamphlets 
tended to sedition, but these proceedings were the grounds of a charge 
that the Quakers, as well as other religious bodies, could persecute, as 
though this mild correction for intemperate language was to be classi- 
fied with the fires of Smithfield, or the lashings on the Quakers' backs 
— and putting three Quakers to death — in New England." 

Lloyd declined the first place in Fletcher's Council. He died of a 
fever Sept. 10, 1694, having been for nearly eight out of the eleven 
years that he resided in Pennsylvania the highest officer in the Pro- 

He m., 1st, (Friends Records in London) at Shropshire Meeting 9 
mo. 9, 1665 Mary Jones of Welchpool. She d. in Phila. He m., 
2nd, Patience Story of New York, a widow, who survived him. 
Issue by first wife : 

Hannah, b. Sept. 21, 1666, m., 1st, John Delaval, and, 2nd, 
Richard Hill, see next page, 

Rachel, b. Jany. 20, 1667-8, m. Samuel Preston, the Coun- 
cillor, see Preston, 

MoRDECAi, b. Dec. 7, 1669, to whom in 1693 his father con- 
veyed " Euhaker," a farm of 30 a. near Frankford, Phila. 
Co., d. s. p. lost at sea 1694, 

John, b. Feb. 3, 1671, d. s. p. in Jamaica Oct. 5, 1692, 

Mary, b. Mch. 27, 1674, m. Isaac Norris, the Councillor, see 


Lloyd. (17) 

Thomas, b. Sept, 15, 1675, ra. Sarah Young, see p. (21), 
Elizabeth, b. Mch. 1, 1677, d. July 22, 1704, m. Apr. 9, 
1700 Daniel Zachary, who emigrated from England to Bos- 
ton, Mass., 

Issue (surname Zachary) : 

Lloyd, b. 1701, studied medicine under Dr. Kearsley, 
and afterwards abroad, practised in Phila., was a 
Trustee of the College, and first physician of the Hos- 
pital, to whom his uncle and aunt Richard and Han- 
nah Hill conveyed 300 acres East of tlie Ridge Road, 
d. s. p. Nov. 25, 1756, 
Daniel, b. 1702, d. y. Sep. 19, 1703, 
a son, d. y., 
Margaret, b. May 5, 1680, d. y. Sep. 13, 1693, 
Deborah, b. Mch. 1, 1682, m. Mordecai Moore, see p. (30), 
Samuel, b. in Penna. 1684, d. y. 

Hannah Lloyd, b. at Dolobran 7 rao. 21, 1666, dau. of the Presi- 
dent of the Council, was a woman of superior attractions and mental 
power, in early life " received a gift in the ministry," says the Monthly 
Meeting in its Memorial of her, and travelled in the service of the 
Gospel to New England and other parts of North America, and for a 
number of years was Clerk of the Women's Monthly, Quarterly, and 
Yearly Meetings. She d. 12 mo. 25, 1726-7. She m., 1st, F. M. > 
May 31, 1686 John Delaval, son of Thomas Delaval, a merchant of 
New York. John Delaval was not a Quaker when he began paying 
his addresses to her, and she did not accept him until he had " em- 
braced the truth in sincerity of heart." He became a merchant in 
Phila., and was a member of the Provincial Council. He d. Aug. 9, 
1693. She m., 2nd, F. M. Sep. 27, 1700 Richard Hill, a native of 
Maryland, who became a leading man in Pennsylvania. In early 
years he followed the sea, and until 1704 was spoken of as " Capt. 
Hill." The Friends' Meeting at West River gave him a certificate of 
removal 2, 29, 1698, and after he had spent some time in London, the 
Meeting there gave him a certificate for his return, 6, 14, 1699. He was 
in Philadelphia during the Proprietary's second visit to America, and 
seems to have enjoyed the Proprietary's personal friendship. He 
finally settled as a merchant in the Quaker City. He was admitted 
to the Governor's Council on the 9th of February at the close of the 


(18) Lloyd — Richard Hill. 

year 1703. In 1704, Lsetitia Penn, William Penn's daughter, mar- 
ried William Aubrey, and the latter appointed Richard Hill and Rees 
Thomas his Attorneys. 

It was about this time that in the Assembly of the Province, led by 
David Lloyd and Joseph Wilcox, broke out a fierce opposition to 
William Penn. The deputies had been nettled by the high-handed 
conduct of the young Lieutenant-Governor in his attempts to bring 
about a reunion with the deputies from the Lower Counties ; and they 
doubtless imbibed the ill humor instilled into the Church of England 
people by Col. Quarry, who has been called " a Royal spy in the 
various Proprietary governments in America." As the struggle pro- 
ceeded, they could count for re-election on the popularity which oppo- 
sition to taxes generally procures. While combating the Governor 
on the question of raising money for war, in which no Quaker's con- 
science would allow him to acquiesce, and also as to whether the 
Assembly should be allowed to sit on its own adjournment, without 
any right in the Governor to dissolve or prorogue it, which every 
friend of parliamentary freedom must deem reasonable, they were 
desired by William Penn, then in England, to provide for paying the 
amount of the former Lieutenant-Governors salary — 200Z. per annum 
— and other charges connected with the government since Penn's 
departure. Penn's finances were now, indeed, at the lowest ebb. The 
colony had cost him £10,000 in the first two years of its existence, 
" which," he says, " with £3000 I overspent myself in King James' 
time, and the war in Ireland that followed has been the true cause of 
all my straits." No supply came from Pennsylvania during the fifteen 
years between his first and second visits there. On the contrary, he 
had spent in London " to hinder much mischief against us, if not to 
do us much good," not less than £400 each year, in all £10,000. Thus 
impoverished, he had now his eldest son's expensive family to sup- 
port : and he had young children, and was obliged to husband his 
American estate to provide for them in the future ; for his Irish estate 
was settled on the children of his first wife. He was therefore seeking 
a little assistance from the people for whose benefit he had done so 
much. But their representatives rose in remonstrance for a variety of 
grievances. The taxes which had been created for the Proprietary's 
benefit, the members themselves refused to pay, and their influence 
rendered the collection impossible. Just before adjournment, a com- 
mittee was appointed to address the Proprietary in plain terms. The 
result was the setting forth in a *' most virulent, unmannerly invec- 

Lloyd — Richard Hill. (19) 

tive," prepared by David Lloyd, of a number of complaints, beginning 
with clauses in the Governor's commission inconsistent with the 
Charter and the negligence of Penn in procuring the Royal assent to 
most necessary bills, and then proceeding to the injustice practised by 
the surveyors, the office of Surveyor-General having been vacant since 
1701, and the failure of the Commissioners of Property to give lands 
in exchange for those lost by adverse title. This was enclosed in a 
letter to Friends in England known to be enemies of Penn asking them 
to oblige him to do justice, saying that the vilest of men were let into 
the judiciary, and speaking of " the condition this poor province is 
brought to by the late revels and disorders which young William 
Penn and his gang of loose fellows he accompanies with are found in." 
The writing of such a letter caused some little reaction. The con- 
test, however, between the Lieutenant-Governor and the Assembly 
went on. They argued about the quit-rents, about money for the war, 
about the privileges of the House and its members. In the Assem- 
bly, William Biles of Bucks County, " that pestiferous old man," as 
Logan calls him, cried out, "He is but a boy: he is not fit to be our 
Governor. We'll kick him out. We'll kick him out." Whereupon the 
indignant officer sued Biles for slander, and demanded that the Assem- 
bly expel him. This it declined to do; and accordingly it was dis- 
missed, June 23, 1705. Owea, Pusey, and Hill then prepared a letter 
to the Proprietary, declaring their abhorrence of Lloyd's paper, and 
assuring him of their readiness to support all the charge of govern- 
ment. It was signed by the great mass of the Friends, now stirred up 
in favor of their comrade and patron : aud it was made eifectual by au 
energetic political canvass, resulting in the choice of members of As- 
sembly well affected towards the Proprietary. Hill was of the number. 
A bill for the collection of quit-rents secured to Penn that source of 
income, and the appropriation of 800^. out of a 2^d. per I. tax and 
some 600?. from an impost on liquors settled the trouble about the 
Lieutenant Governor's salary and the other public charges. 

Nevertheless Lieut. Gov. Evans excited the aversion of all Quakers. 
With the aid of John French, he went so far as to contrive a false 
alarm in order to frighten them into taking up arms. He was care- 
less of the growth of vice, licensing a great number of public houses; 
and he permitted fines to be imposed by the Lower Counties upon the 
residents there who had scruples against military service. The New- 
castle Assembly passed a law that every vessel going down the river 
should pay powder-money. The Quaker traders declared they would 

(20) Lloyd — Richard Hill. 

not comply, and gave orders to that effect to the masters of their 
vessels. A sloop bound for Barbadoes was about to sail when the 
Lieutenant-Governor told the master that if he did not stop at New- 
castle, the vessel would be fired upon, and he made prisoner. The 
master reported this to Hill, the principal owner, who indignantly 
remonstrated with the Governor, and then went aboard the vessel, and 
in it proceeded down the river. The Governor had hurried to New- 
castle on horseback, and set a watch in the fort for the sloop. When 
the vessel came within range, the fort opened fire, but the sloop escaped 
uninjured, and, hotly pursued by boats, in one of which was the Gov- 
ernor, put over to Salem, New Jersey, carrying along John French, 
who had boarded it. There Hill placed himself under the protection 
of the Queen's flag ; and Lord Cornbury, Governor of the Jerseys, 
arriving, insisted on the sloop being allowed to proceed on its voyage. 
This signal bravery of Richard Hill, who dared to stand fire, although 
he could not conscientiously return it, brought to the Quakers freedom 
from the imposition of which they complained. A year later. Hill, 
Norris, and Preston were unanimously elected Aldermen of the City 
of Philadelphia, and in Oct., 1709, Hill was chosen Mayor. During 
his term of office, the influence of the Corporation was favorable to the 
Proprietary, whereas it had formerly been controlled by the opposing 
faction. In 1710, the quarrel between Logan and David Lloyd 
brought out a full Quaker vote at the election for Assemblymen, and 
Hill was returned to the House. He was Speaker during that session 
and the next, as also in 1716; and was in tiie Assembly continuously 
until 1721. We must recognize him as the political leader who did 
most to preserve Quaker and Proprietary ascendency in his day. Hill 
was Mayor of the City so many times that when, in 1717, he declined 
re-election, he was excused in view of long service from the fine usually 
imposed. During his last term as Mayor and Speaker, Lieut. Gov. 
Gookin charged him with disaffection to King George, and said that 
the only occasion of difference between them was that Gookin would 
not agree to Hill's project of proclaiming the Pretender. The Assem- 
bly went into Committee of the Whole on this charge, and communi- 
cated with the Lieutenant-Governor, and held several meetings : but 
Gookin, whose conduct on many occasions betokened a disordered 
mind, replied that he was not obliged to render to the House any 
reasons for his accusation, but would do so to the Board at home. He 
said he believed in his conscience that the Speaker was in favor of the 
Pretender; but further than this gave them no satisfaction. The 

Lloyd — Richard Hill. (21) 

House accordingly declared the charges without foundation, adding 
that the Lieutenant-Governor, having approved of Hill to be Speaker, 
should in justice to the Assembly give grounds for the charge, or clear 
him of the imputation. After William Keith became Lieut.-Governor, 
Gookin was again asked for his reasons, the new official being unwill- 
ing to have any one in his Council who was believed disloyal ; but 
nothing further was elicited. Logan, too, was included in the charge, 
the investigation, and the acquittal. 

One of the Proprietary's Commissioners of Property, a Trustee 
under William Penn's will, &ct., &ct., Richard Hill sided with Logan 
and Norris against Sir William Keith and the popular party. On 
the 4th of October, 1717, he was made President of the Council for 
the period of Keith's absence, which, however, turned out to be only 
a fortnight. In 1720, as one of the six oldest Councillors, he was 
qualified as a Master in the Court of Chancery just organized. He was 
also several years a judge of the Supreme Court of the Province. 
Richard Hill m., 2nd, Mary, dau. of Nathan Stanbury, but had no 
issue by her. (She m., 2nd, Robert Jordan of Virginia, a minister 
among Friends, and, 3rd, (being 2nd w. of) Israel Pemberton Jr., 
and d. 10 mo. 25, 1778, aged 74.) Richard Hill d. Phila. Sep. 4, 1729, 
leaving by his will 150^. to the Free School and Hospital, and a large 
estate to his own and his first wife's relatives. 
Issue of John and Hannah Del aval : 

John, b. 1687, d. y. Oct. 4, 1693, 

Mary, d. y. June 1, 1690, 

(if any others, they died young, Delaval's property going to 
his sisters) 
Issue of Richard and Hannah Hill : 

Richard, b. Aug. 28, 1701, d. y. Nov. 10, 1705, 

Hannah, b. May 9, 1703, d. Aug. 2, 1714, 

Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1705, d. Oct., 1722, 

a son, d. y., 

a son, d. y. 

Thomas Lloyd, b. Sep. 15, 1675, son of the President of the 

Council, was of Goodmansfields, London, merchant, d. before 1718, 

m. Sarah Young, b. Nov. 2, 1676. The widow obtained a certificate 

from the London Meeting 12, 17, 1717 for removal to Pennsylvania. 

Issue : 

Peter, who had a certificate from the meeting in Bristol 1, 3, 

(22) Llxyyd. 

1717-8 on his removal to Peima., became a merchant and 
Common Councilman of Phila., d. Feb. 16, 1744-5, m. F. 
M. 12, 23, 1727 Mercy, dau. of Thomas Masters, Mayor of 
Phila. from 1707 to 1709, 
Issue : 

Thomas, b. Jany. 16, 1728, "practitioner in physick"" 
in Burlington, N. J., m., 1st, in 1749 Margaret Law- 
rence, who d. about 10, 22, 1757, bu. Friends', Phila., 

and, 2nd, , 

Issue by 1st wife : 

Peter Zachary, b. Aug. 23, 1750, Capt. in 
Col. Atlee's battalion of musketry at the be- 
ginning of the Revolutionary War, resigned 
^ the Captaincy of the 5th Company of Foot in 

the 1st bat. Phila. Militia Apr. 14, 1790, was 
several years Clerk to the Assembly, d. s. p.. 
Issue by 2nd wife : 

Thomas, lost at sea, d. s. p. 1778, 
Charles, d. s. p., 
Sarah, d. y., 
Mary, d. unm. Sep. 17, 1775, 
Thomas, m. Susannah Owen, see below, 
John, d. s. p., 

Mordecai, b. Sep. 6, 1708, m. Hannah Fishbourne, see p. (28),, 
Anne, m. John Matthews, but d. s. p., 
Charles, d. s. p. June 8, 1745. 

Thomas Lloyd, son of Thomas and Sarah Lloyd, and gr'dson of 
the Pres. of the Council, was of Phila., merchant, d. May 4, 1754, 
m. Susannah, widow of Dr. Edward Owen, and dau. of Philip Kear- 
nfjy of Phila., merchant, by his w. Rebecca, dau. of Lionel Brittain. 
Mrs. Lloyd was a sister of the 1st wife of William Plumsted, and of 
the wife of Chief Justice John Kinsey. Mrs. Lloyd d. Apr. 8, 1740;. 
Issue : 

Sarah, m. William Moore, see below, 
Susannah, m. Thomas Wharton, see p. (24). 

Sarah Lloyd, dau. of Thomas and Susannah Lloyd, as above, d. 
Aug. 9, 1788, m. Dec. 13, 1757 William Moore, son of Robert Moore 
of Phila., shopkeeper. Robert Moore was a native of the Isle of 

Lloyd — Moore branch. (23) 

Man, as is shown by his will, dated Aug., 1754, mentioning a sister, 
Catherine Clark, in that island, and the will of his widow, Elizabeth 
Moore, bequeathing Robert Moore's best beaver hat to "Thomas Ne- 
drow the only countryman of my husband in this Province," Thomas 
Nedrow's nationality appearing from his will mentioning his sister 
Elinor, wife of John More in the Isle of Man. William Moore, who 
inherited some property from his parents, became a merchant. On 
Dec. 10, 1776, the Assembly appointed him one of the Council of 
Safety; and the Council on Mch. 13 following, organizing a Board of 
War, made him one of its nine members. In 1777, he was chosen a 
delegate to the Continental Congress, but declined to serve. In 1779,. 
he became a member of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsyl- 
vania. He was defeated by Joseph Reed for President of the body^ 
but was elected Vice President. He was re-elected the next year. In 
1781 he was almost unanimously chosen President, and was proclaimed 
" Captain General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania." His terra as Councillor expired in October, 
1782, the Constitution prohibiting a re-election. In March, 1783, he 
was commissioned a Judge of the High Court of Errors and Appeals. 
In 1784, he was a member of the Assembly. He d. July 24, 1793» 
Issue (surname Moore) : 

Thomas Lloyd, b. Jany. 20, 1759, of Phila., was Major in 
the Revolutionary Army, d. Aug. 28, 1813, m. Sarah, dau. 
of Joseph Stamper, 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
Eliza, d. May 21, 1823, m. Richard Willing, see 
Robert Kearney, was of Kentucky, merchant, d. s. p., 
Elizabeth, b. Mch. 13, 1764, dec'd, m. in 1784 Francois 
Barbe-Marbois, b. at Metz 1745, entered as a young man 
ujjon diplomatic career, and attained the rank of charge 
d'affaires in Bavaria, in 1778 sat as councillor in the Par- 
liament of Metz, in 1780, was sent to the United States with 
the title of Consul-General and the task of organizing the 
new French consulates, — In 1785 he passed to the Intend- 
ancy of San Domingo, which he administered until 1790, 
when he returned to France. In 1791, he was elected a 
ber of the Council of Ancients. In 1800, he was named 
Councillor of State and Director of the Treasury. He was 
was created a Count by Napoleon I. In 1803, he was 
charged by the First Consul with the negotiation of the sale 

(24) Lloyd — Moore branch. 

of Louisiana to the United States. The First Consul asked 
50,000,000, Barbe-Marbois obtained 60,000,000. He was 
appointed in 1807 First President of the Court of Accounts, 
and except for a short period held that office until 1834, 
bearing the title of Marquis under the Bourbons. He d. 
Feb. 12, ]837,— 

Issue (surname Barb^>Maebois): 

SoPPiiE, d. near Athens May 14, 1854, m. Anne Charles 
Lebrun, Due de Plaisance, aide-de-camp to Napoleon 
I, and Senator under Napoleon III, 
Issue : 

a dau., who was engaged to be married to Count 
Capo d'Istria, President of Greece, who was 
assassinated in 1831, and she d. unm. 

Susannah Lloyd, dau. of Thomas and Susannah Lloyd, see p. (22), 
d. Oct. 24, 1772, m. Xt. Ch. Nov. 4, 1762, Thomas Wharton Jr. (for 
information as to whom and his descendants we have followed the 
Genealogy of the Wharton Family by Anne H. Wharton.) He was 
son of John W^harton of Chester, Pa., by his w. Mary, dau. of James 
Dobbins, and was b. about 1735. He was brought up in the counting- 
house of Reese Meredith in Phila.,and was in mercantile business with 
Anthony Stocker prior to the Revolution. He took an active part in 
the public meetings of 1774, being placed on the Committee to cor- 
respond with the other colonies, and sitting in the Provincial Conven- 
tion which met in July of that year as an advisory body to overawe the 
Assembly. When, on June 30, 1775, the Assembly made prepara- 
tions for the defence of Pennsylvania, it appointed Wharton one of 
the twenty-five members of the Committee of Safely. The Commit- 
tee, re-appointed in October, continued to act until the Constitutional 
Convention of July, 1776, assembled. On July 24, 1776, that body 
established a Council of Safety to exercise the executive authority of 
the government until the new Constitution went into operation. At 
the head of this Council was Thomas Wharton Jr. With difficulty 
the people were induced to accept the Constitution, and the ad interim 
rule of Wharton and his colleagues was prolonged until after Febru- 
ary, 1777, when the citizens of Philadelphia complied with the 
provision for a Supreme Executive Council, and chose Wharton to 
represent them. On Mch. 4th, the new .government organized by the 
election of Wharton to the Presidency of the Supreme Executive 
Council. "Although Thomas Wharton has been spoken of as an 

Lloyd, — Wharton branch. (25) 

ardent Constitutionalist, we find nothing to justify such a statement 
beyond the circumstance of his having acceptably filled the position 
of first Constitutional Governor of Pennsylvania, and are disposed to 
rank him among the moderate supporters of the new system. * * 
His views on this subject seem fairly set forth in the following letter, 
addressed to Arthur St. Clair soon after the adoption of the Constitu- 
tion. ' True it is there are many faults which I hope one day to see 
removed ; but it is true that if the Government should at this time be 
overset, it would be attended with the worst consequences not only to 
the State, but to the whole Continent, in the opposition we are making 
to Great Britain. If a better frame of government should be adopted, 
such a one as would please a much greater majority than the present 
one, I shonld be very happy in seeing it brought about. * * ' " 
It became Thomas Wharton's task to draw together the adverse ele- 
ments in his native State : and the people, we are told, met the an- 
nouncement of his election with shouts of joy. In September, 1777, 
he and his colleagues were obliged by the advance of the British to 
retire to Lancaster, having previously transported to Virginia a large 
number of persons whom they considered disaffected and dangerous. 
Wharton was re-elected President in November. His government 
during this period was in a very hard position, unceasingly besought 
to furnish men and money out of a devastated territory to fight for an 
almost hopeless cause. During his term of office, in the midst of 
arduous duties, Thomas Wharton Jr. died, at Lancaster May 23, 1778. 
He was buried under the floor of the Lutheran Church of that town. 
Wharton m., 2nd, Elizabeth Fishbourne. 

Issue of Thomas and Susannah Wharton : 
Lloyd, d. s. p. Feb. 10, 1799, ra. Mary Rogers, 
Kearney, b. 1765, m. Maria Saltar, see below, 
William Moore, b. June 24, 1768, m., 1st, Mary Wain, and, 

2nd, Deborah Shoemaker, see p. (27), 
Susannah, bu. Phila. Feb. 2, 1773, 

Sarah Norris, b. 1772, m., 1st, Benjamin Tallman, and, 2nd, 
Samuel Courtauld, see p. (28). 

Kearney Wharton, b. about 1765, son of Pres. Thomas and 
Susannah Wharton, as above, was elected Pres. of the Common Council 
of Phila. Oct. 16, 1798, d. Jany. 4, 1848, bu. Oxford Ch., m. Nov. 11, 
1795 Maria, dau. of John Saltar by his w. Elizabeth Gordon. 
Issue (surname Wharton) : 

(26) Lloyd — Wharton branch. 

Thomas Lloyd, b. 1799, d. July 27, 1869, m. June 30, 1840, 
Sarah Ann, dau. of Richard Rodman Smith, 
Issue (surname Wharton) : 

Lucy, b. May 13, 1841, m. Apr. 18, 1865 Joseph W. 
Drexel, of Drexel, Morgan, & Co., bankers in New 

York, son of Francis M. Drexel, banker in Phila., 

Issue (surname Drexel) : 
Katharine, b. Feb. 15, 1866, 

■ Lucy, b. Apr. 6, 1867, 
Elizabeth, b. Apr. 25, 1868, 
Josephine Wharton, b. Oct. 19, 1878, 

Frances, b. May 31, 1843, d. Jany. 18, 1873, m. Guy 

V. Henry, Col. U. S. Vols., son of Maj. Williani 

Seton Henry, R. A., 

Issue (surname Henry) : 

Guy Seton, b. Sept., 1866, d. v. 1867, 
Sarah, b. Nov. 9, 1867, 
Guy Vernor, b. Nov., 1870, d. y. Nov., 1871, 
Thomas Lloyd, b. Oct. 26, 1872, 

Lloyd, b. Feb. 25, 1801, took surname Bickley, d. Sep. 27^ 
1855, m. Dec. 23, 1830 Margaret Ann, dau. of Samuel 

Issue (surname Bickley) : 
Mary, d. inf , 

Lloyd Wharton, m. Feb. 17, 1864 Hannah, dau. of 
Daniel Miller, 

Issue (surname Bickley) : 
Anna Wliarton, 

Lloyd Wharton, d. y. Sep., 1868, 
Margaret Wharton, 
Robert Wharton, 2nd Lieut. Pa. Artill., m. Apr. 30, 

1861 Agnes L. Singer, 

Abram Wharton, m. May 15, 1861 Laura V., dau. of 

Hon. David W. Vail of N. J., 

Issue (surname Bickley) : 
Lawrence Wharton, 
Howell Wharton, m. Jany. 11, 1872 Miriam D., dau. 

of Thomas A. Scott, Pres. of Penna. R. R., 

Issue (surname Bickley) : 
Miriam Douglass, d. y. Aug. 1, 1873, 
Helen Douglass, 
Wharton, d. y. Dec. 29, 1877, 

John Saltae, d. unm., Aug. 10, 1835, 
Elizabeth Saltar, b. 1803, d. May 1, 1877, m. Oct. 18, 
1830 Thomas Morris of Reading, Pa., son of Thomas 

Issue (surname Morris) : 

Lloyd — Wharton branch. (27)' 

Maria Wharton, m. Oct. 25, 1860 John B. Brooke, M. 

D., of Reading, 

Issue (surname Brooke) : 

Henry Spayd, d. y. Sep. 17, 1868, 
Arthur Spayd, 

George Saltar, d. unm. Aug. 7, 1844, 
James Saltar, b. 1817, of Phila. 

William Moore Wharton, b. June 24, 1768, son of Pres. 
Thomas and Susannah Wharton, see page (25), was a merchant of 
Phila., residing at 109 Spruce St., d. Aug. 14, 1816, m., 1st, Mary 
Wain, and, 2nd, Deborah Shoemaker. 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Wharton) : 
Mary Waln, 

Rebecca, b. Aug. 6, 1793, d. s. p., 
Susan, m. Colin Campbell of South Carolina, 
Issue (surname Campbell) : 

Susan, d. unm. Sept. 11, 1846, 
Sarah, b. 1797, bu. Feb. 25, 1800, 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Wharton) : 

Mary Moore, b. May 25, 1805, d. unm. July, 1868, 
Deborah Musgrave, b. Apr. 29, 1806, d. unm. July, 1871, 
William Moore, b. June 10, 1807, d. unm., 
Daniel Clark, b. July 9, 1808, of Phila., dry goods mer- 
chant, d. May 11, 1876, m. Anne Wain Morgan, dau. of 
Thomas W. Morgan by his w. Hannah, dau. of Dr. Samuel 
Povvel Griffitts, 

Issue (surname Wharton) : 
Mary Morgan, 

Anne Rotch, m. Charles J. Churchman of Phila., 

Issue (surname Churchman) : 
Mary Wharton, b. June 27, 1872, 
Agnes, b. June 14, 1874, 
Charles W., b. Nov. 14, 1875, 
Clark Wharton, b. June 21, 1878, 
Wain Morgan, b. Aug. 8, 1880, 

Helen Rotch, m. George Emlen, see Norris, 

William Moore, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1868, m. Elleii 

Clifton Wharton, 

Issue (surname Wharton) : 

William Moore, b. Oct. 25, 1875, 

Kosa, b. Nov. 26, 1876, 

Henry W., b. Mch. 18, 1878, d. y. Apr. 17, 1878, 

Edward C, b. Jany. 17, 1879, d. y. Feb. 27, 1879, 

Ellen Clifton, b. Mcli. 20, 1880, 

(28) Lloyd — Wharton branch. 

Daniel Clark, d. y. Nov. 6, 1863, 

John Hallo well, b. July 9, 1809, d. y. July 26, 1809, 

Sarah Nokris, b. Feb. 11, 1811, d. y. July 5, 1811, 

Kearney, b. Mch. 4, 1812, d. s. p. Feb. 1, 1843, 

Elizabeth Shoemaker, b. June 16, 1813, m. Commander 

William J. McCluney, U. S. N., 

Issue (surname McCluney) : 

Deborah, d. y. Aug. 3, 1848, 

Arabella, m. Feb. 7, 1877 Stiles Huber of Phila., 
Issue (surname Huber) : 
Wharton McCluney. 

Sarah Norris Wharton, b. 1772, dau. of Pres. Thomas and 
Susannah Wharton, see p. (25), d. 1836, aged 64, m., 1st, Benjamin 
Tallman, M. D., of Haddonfield, N. J., by whom she had no issue, 
and she m., 2nd, Samuel Courtauld, son of Samuel Courtauld of Lou- 
don by his w. Louisa Perina Ogier. 

Issue by 2nd husband (surname Courtauld): 
Louisa, b. Oct. 7, 1800, d. unm. Aug. 27, 1860, 
Amelia Wharton, m. (2nd w. of) Milton Smith, 
Sarah Lloyd, d. Oct. 7, 1841, m. July 28, 1830 Milton 
Smith, who d. Nov. 27, 1851, 
Issue (surname Smith) : 

Amelia Courtauld, m. June 13, 1882 James Lister of 

Daniel Clark Wharton, of Phila., broker, m. Feb. 7, 

1861 Virginia, dau. of Geo. M. Troutman, 

Issue (surname Smith) : 
Elizabeth Troutman, 
Wharton Courtauld, 

Virginia Gilpin, d. Nov. 11, 1873, m. Nov. 17, 1862 

George K. Bowen, 

Issue (surname Bowen) : 

George Kirtley, 
Milton Smith, 
Thomas Wharton, 
Charles Hassell, 

Milton Gilpin, d. y. June 10, 1856, 
Emma Norris, d. unm. Mch. 10, 1876. 

MoRDECAi Lloyd, b. Sep. 6, 1708, son of Thomas and Sarah 
Lloyd, see p. (22), gr'dson of the Pres. of the Council, was of Phila., 
d. May 5, 1750, m. July 19, 1733 Hannah, dau. of William Fish- 

Lloyd. • (29) 

bourne by his w. Hannah, dau. of Samuel Carpenter. Hannah 

Lloyd was b. Nov. 25, 1711, d. Dec. 17, 1786. 
Issue : 

Hannah, b. Apr. 17, 1734, m. James Pemberton, see below, 
John, b. July 27, 1735, d. y. Apr. 28, 1736, 
Sarah, b. Oct. 5, 1736, d. s. p. Sept. 27, 1759, 
William, b. Nov. 3, 1740, d. s. p. Feb. 7, 1768, 
John, b. Aug. 26, 1742, d. y. May 17, 1743. 

Hannah Lloyd, b. Apr. 17, 1734, dau. of Mordecai and Hannah 
Lloyd, as above, d. Apr. 17, 1764, m. Oct. 15, 1751 James Pember- 
ton, son of Israel Pemberton of Phila., merchant, by his w. Rachel, 
dau. of Charles Read, and sister of Read the Councillor. James Pem- 
berton was b. Aug. 26, 1723, and became a merchant of Phila. Al- 
though not " King of the Quakers," as his brother Israel Pemberton 
Jr. was called, he was an important man among them. In 1756, he 
and four others resigned their seats in the Assembly, because the ser- 
vice, involving the consideration of military measures, was incompati- 
ble with their religious principles. 

He wrote " An Apology for the People called Quakers, containing 
some Reasons for their not complying with Human Injunctions and 
Institutions in Matters relative to the Worship of God, &ct." pub- 
lished Phila., 1757, fol., 2 leaves. He was one of the first Board of 
Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, and a founder of the Penn- 
sylvania Abolition Society. 

He was one of those imprisoned in the Free Mason's Lodge in 
Philadelphia, and thence transported to Virginia during the Revolu- 
tion. His country-seat was " Treveskan," comprising a large part of 
what is now the 30th Ward of Phila. He d. Feb. 9, 1809. 
Issue (surname Pemberton) : 

Phineas, b. Feb. 4, 1753, d. s. p. May 20, 1778, 
Rachel, b. Feb. 4, 1754, d. Mch. 13, 1786, m. Apr. 13, 1775 
Thomas Parke, M. D. (U. of P.), b. Aug. 6, 1747, who 
" from a poor country boy rose to a respectable and very 
useful position in Philadelphia, and was much esteemed and 
loved by his patients," was one of the physicians of the 
Penna. Hospital and President of the College of Physi- 
cians, — He was member of various societies, a Director of 
the Philadelphia Library for many years, and assisted in the 
management of the Hamilton Estate. He was the tenant to 

(30) Lloyd — Pemherton branch. 

the praecipe in the case of Lyle vs. Richards. He was a 
Quaker. He d. Jany. 9, 1835, leaving a large estate, — 
Issue (surname Parke) : 

Pemberton, b. Aug. 23, 1777, d. y. Aug. 8, 1778, 
Thomas, b. Aug. 3, 1779, d. s. p. Sep. 18, 1840, 
Rachel, b. Nov. 19, 1780, d. y. Nov. 19, 1780, 
Hannah, b. Jany. 20, 1782, of Phila., d. unm., 
James Pemberton, b. Dec. 8, 1783, of Phila., book- 
seller, d. s. p., 
Hannah, b. Oct. 27, 1755, d. s. p. Sep. 4, 1788, m. Oct. 14, 

1784 Robert Morton, who d. Aug. 17, 1786, 
Sarah, b. Nov. 14, 1756, d. s. p. July 24, 1819, 
James, b. Feb. 27, 1758, d. y. June 17, 1758, 
Mary, b. Mch. 12, 1759, d. y. Oct. 11, 1765. 

Deborah Lloyd, b. Mch. 1, 1682, dau. of the President of the 
Council, d. after her husband, m. in Maryland Sep. 12, 1704 Morde- 
<;ai Moore of Anne Arundel Co., Md., " pratitioner in physick and 
chirurgery." Dr. Moore came to this country with Lord Baltimore 
as family physician, and received a large grant of land, on which he 
fixed his residence. By a former wife he was father of Richard Moore, 
who m. Deborah Lloyd's niece, a daughter of Preston the Councillor. 
His will was dated 9, 2, 1713, probat. Oct. 29, 1721. 
Issue of MoRDECAi and Deborah Moore : 

Deborah, b. June 2, 1705, m. Richard Hill, see below, 

Hannah, b. Oct. 18, 1706, d. y. Oct. 26, 1706, 

Mary, b. Aug. 29, 1708, d. unm. Nov. 3, 1760, 

Hester, b. Aug. 30, 1710, d. y., 

Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1712, d. y., 

Rachel, b. June 18, 1714, d. unm. July 16, 1796. 

Deborah Moore, b. June 2, 1705, dau. of Mordecai and Deborah 
Moore, as above, d. at Madeira Dec. 19, 1751, m. at South River, 
Md. Feb. 9, 1720-1 Richard Hill, son of Henry Hill of Maryland 
by his w. Mary, dau. of Levin Denwood. Richard Hill was a 
nephew of the Richard Hill who m. Hannah Lloyd. " Dr. Richard 
Hill," as Deborah Moore's husband was called, was b. at South River 
Sep. 8, 1698 (see Introduction to Letters by John Jay Smith, to which 
we are indebted for much information), and practised medicine, and 
carried on trade at his native place until 1740, when, his affairs becom- 

Lloyd — Hill branch. (31) 

ing embarrassed, he removed to Funchal iu the Island of Madeira. 
" He succeeded in accumulating in Madeira a sufficient fortune and in 
establishing his sons and his sons-in-law in an extensive and profitable 
wine and commission business. After having paid his old creditors 
principal and interest, he returned and died in the arras of his Ameri- 
can daughters." He d. Jany. 29, 1762, bu. Friends' ground. 
Issue (surname Hill) : 

KiCHARD, b. Jany. 28, 1721-2, to whom his great-uncle 
Richard Hill left half of his residuary estate, was a merchant 
in Phila., and a subscriber to the Dancing Assembly of 1748, 
d. unm. in Madeira Mch. 18, 1754, 
Hannah, b. Feb. 25, 1723-4, to whom her great-uncle Rich- 
ard Hill left half of his residuary estate, d. s. p. Jany. 27, 
1799, m. Samuel Preston Moore, descend, of Preston the 
Mary, b. Oct. 28, 1725, d. s. p. London Feb. 11, 1799, m. 
1748 Thomas Lamar, a merchant of Madeira, who d. Apr., 
Deborah, b. Feb. 9, 1727, d. y. Feb. 22, 1728, 
Deborah, b. Aug. 31, 1728, d. in Madeira Apr. 23, 1763, m. 
Robert Bisset, a merchant of Madeira, in partnership with 
his brothers-in-law, d. Nov. 3, 1801, 
Issue (surname Bisset) : 

Mary Hill, d. s. p., m. William Davis, Esq., Major 

in the British army, 
Henrietta, d. s. p. at Canterbury Dec. 3, 1815, m. 
1793 Rev. Edward Walsby, D. D., prebendary of 
Canterbury, Rector of Lamburn, Essex, and St. Dionis 
Backchurch, London, some time tutor to the Duke of 
Gloucester's children — he d. (Gent. Mag.) June 13, 
Richard Lamar, was of Stonehouse near Plymouth 
in 1793, afterwards of Upper Berkley St., Portman 
Square, Co. Middlesex, England, Esq., d. s. p. Aug. 
4, 1833, 
Harriet, b. Dec. 31, 1729, d. at Bath, Eng., Feb. 22, 1795, 
m. July 21, 1755 John Scott, a merchant of London, 
Issue (surname Scott) : 

Richard, d. before Apr. 16, 1756, aged, 2 days, 
Mary, d. y.. 

^32) Lloyd — Hillbranch. 

John, in the Hon. the East India Co.'s service as col- 
lector of the twenty-four pergunhas, residing near 
Calcutta, d. s. p. at Bath Apr. 8, 1795, 
Eachel, b. May 8, 1731, d. y. July 10, 1731, 
Henry, b. Sep. 18, 1732, was sent to school in Scotland, but 
on coming of age joined his father in Madeira, where he 
engaged as partner in the business, — He indulged somewhat 
his literary tastes, as appears from his father's message to 
Hannah Moore to send " Henry's MS. translation of Montes- 
" quieu's Considerations on the Causes of the Rise and Decay 
" of the Roman Empire : it is a valuable book and Henry 
" designing to translate the whole, his having that again will 
■ "save him a good deal of trouble in translating it over 
"again." Henry Hill returned to America about 1763, and 
represented in Philadelphia the family firm of Hill, Bisset, 
& Co. and Hill, Lamar, & Bisset, in the wine trade, living 
in considerable style. He built for his city residence the 
large house on Fourth St. between Union and Cypress Alley 
(after his death purchased by Dr. Philip Syng Physick, and 
since occupied by the latter and his descendants) ; and in 
1770 Thomas Lamar, congratulating him on the purchase 
of a large tract of land, hopes that he will call it Hilltown 
or Hillington, " to give a significant title to a dukedom in 
future times, as will in all probability be the case." The 
idea of a dukedom, however, did not prevent Hill from 
actively supporting the Patriot cause during the Revolution. 
He was one of the original members of the City Troop. He 
was made Colonel of the 4th Penna. Regiment in Nov., 
1776. He took part in the Convention which gave Penn- 
sylvania the Constitution which succeeded the Proprietary 
government, and for several years served in the Assem- 
bly. He d. Sep. 15, 1798. He m. Anne, dau. of Reese 
Meredith of Phila., merchant, and sister of Samuel Mere- 
dith, Treasurer of the United States (see Cadwalader), 
Issue (surname Hill) : 

Hannah, d. y. in life time of her father, 
Rachel, b. Apr. 2, 1735, m. Richard Wells, see p. (33), 
Maegaeet, b. Nov. 2, 1737, m. William Morris, see p. (41), 
I Sarah, b. Feb. 14, 1738-9, d. s. p. Nov. 30, 1826, m. Oct. 

16, 1759 George Dillwyn, 

Lloyd — Hill branch. (So) 

MiLCAH Martha, b. Madeira Sep. 29, 1740, d. s. p. August 
24, 1829, m. 1767 Charles Moore, M. D., gr'dson of Samuel 

Rachel Hill, b. Apr. 2, 1 735, dau. of Richard and Deborah 
Hill, as above, d. May 17, 1796, bu. Friends', ra. Apr. 17, 1759 Rich- 
ard Wells of Phila., raerchaut, son of Gideon Wells, M. D., of Cott- 
ness, near Hull, England, by his w. Mary, dan. of Richard Partridge, 
Esq., of London, who was at one time Agent of the Colonies of 
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Riiode Island, and Connecticut in London. 
The Wells family was long seated at Cottness. Richard Wells some 
years resided in Burlington, N. J. He was a Secretary of the Amer. 
Philos. Society, and a Director of the Library Co. of Phila. He was 
a member of the Penna. Assembly. He was long Cashier of the Bank 
of North America. He d. 2, 13, 1801, bu. Friends' ground, Phila. 
Issue of Richard and Rachel Wells : 

Richard Hill, d. y. bu. in Friends' ground 6, 30, 1760, 

Mary, b. Sep. 16, 1761, m. Benjamin W. Morris, see below, 

Samuel Preston, b. 1763, bu. in Friends' ground 8, 29, 

Gideon Hill, b. Sep. 25, 1765, m. Hannah Wain, see p. (38), 

Henry Hill, bu. in Friends' ground 6, 30, 1767, aged 7 

William Hill, m. Elizabeth Dagworthy, see p. (39), 

Richard, d. s. p., 

Robert, d. s. p., 

Rachel Hill, b. about 1770, of Muucy, d. unm. Feb. 15, 
1842, • 

Hannah Hill, b. 1772, d. unm. June 29, 1796, 

George, d. y. 

Mary Wells, b. Sep. 16, 1761, dau. of Richard and Racliel 
Wells, as above, d. Nov., 1819, m. Nov. 24, 1785 Benjamin W. Mor- 
ris, son of Samuel Morris, Captain of the First City Troop during the 
Revolution. Benjamin W. Morris was b. Aug., 1762, and after being 
a merchant in Phila., removed to Tioga Co., d. Apr. 24, 1825. 
Issue of Benj. W. and Mary Morris : 

Samuel Wells, b. Sep. 1, 1786, m. Anna Ellis, see next 

Sarah, m. Jacob S. Wain, see p. (36), 


(34) Lloyd — Morris branch. 

Rebecca, b. Dec. 23, 1789, m. William C. Ellis, see p. (37), 
Richard, d. y. 

Samuel Wells Morris, b. Sep. 1, 1786, son of Benj. W. and Mary 

Morris, page (33), was of Wellsborough, Tioga Co., farmer. Judge of 

the Dist. Court, and Member of Congress 1837-1841, d. May 25, 

1847, m. Muucy Dec. 5, 1810 Anna Ellis, sister of W. C. Ellis who 

married Rebecca Morris. Anna Ellis was b. May 7, 1791, d. Jany. 

26, 1858. 

Issue (surname Morris) : 

(I) William Ellis, dec'd, m. Afary Nancy Burnsidc, 
Issue (surname Morris] : 

Thomas Burnside, C. E., of San Francisco, m. Sarah Sletor, 
Issue (surname Morris) : 
Roy Sletor, 
Mary N., 
Anna, dec'd, 

Charles Ellis, of Phila. bar, dec'd, m. Ella Benson, 
Issue (surname Morris) : 

(II) Mary Wells, now of Elmira, X. Y., m. James Lowrey, 


Issue (surname Lowry) : 
Anna Morris, dec'd, 
Anna Morris, dec'd, 
Ellen, m. F. K. Wright, 

Issue (surname Wright) : 
Morris, dec'd, 
Isabella, dec'd, 
Mary Lowrey, 
Mary E., 

Samuel Morris, dec'd, 
Louisa M., 

(III) Sarah Ellis, m. Joseph P. Morris of Mansfield, Pa., farmer, 

son of Isaac W. Morris, 

Issue (surname Morris) : 
Alfred Wells, dec'd, 
Catherine, ra. diaries Swan, 
Issue (surname Swan) : 
Alfred Morris, 

Charles Joseph, 
. James Wilson, C. E., m. Josephine Ambler, 
Issue (surname Morris) : 
Sarah Josepha, 

(IV) Susan Marriot, m, John W. Guernsey of Tioga bar, ^ 

Issue (surname Guernsey) : 
Sophia, m. John H. Putnam, 
Issue (surname Putnam) : 
John Guernsey, dec'd, 
Morris Havens, 
Wistar Guernsey, 
Anna Morris, m. W. Oscar Farr, 

Lloyd — Morris branch. (35) 

Issue (surname Farr) : 
Rosa Guernsey, 
William Oscar, 
Eosa Wells, dec'd, 
(V) Benjamin Wistar, grad. Gen. Theolog. Sem. P. E. Church, 

was Rector of St. Luke's, Germantown, consecrated Bishop 

of the Oregon and Washington Mission in 1868, now Bishop 

of Oregon, is S. T. D. (Columbia) and D. D. (U. of P.), m. 

Hannah Rodney, 

Issue (surname Morris) : 
Samuel Wells, dec'd, 
Mary Rodney, m. Samuel D. Adain, 
Issue (surname Adain) : 
Henry Rodney, dec'd, 

Lloyd Wells, dec'd, 
Wifliam Ellis, 
Benjamin Wistar, 
(VI) Rachel Wells, of Portland, Oregon, unm., 

(VII) Ellen, m. Henry Booth, grad. A. B. and LL. B. (Yale), 

Prof, in Univ. of Chicago, hon. LL. D. (Chicago), Judge in 


Issue (surname Booth) : 
Anna Morris, 

Hervey Wistar, grad. B. A. (Chicago) 1872, atty.-at-Iaw, 
Samuel Morris, atty.-at-law, m. Elvira Parker, now dec'd, 
Issue (surname Booth) : 
Rachel Wells 

William Ellis', grad. B. A. (North West.) 1878, atty.-at-law, 
(VIII) Charles Ellis, of Spring House, Montgomery Co., Penna., 

farmer, m. Elizabeth Amies, 
Issue (surname Morris) : 
Mary Amies, dec'd, 
Anna, dec'd, 
John Roberts, farmer, 
Emily Amies, 
Charles Ellis, 
William Ellis, dec'd, 
Elizabeth Holstein, dec'd, 
Herbert Holstein, 
George Holstein, 
(IX) Anna Ellis, now of Washington, D. C.,m. George R. Barker 

of Germantown, schoolmaster, hon. A. M. (Union), dec'd, 
Issue (surname Barker) : 

William Morris, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1873, Rector of St. 

Paul's Church, Washington, D. C, 
Samuel Morris, grad. B. S. (U.of P.) 1880, of Phila., architect, 
Anna Morris, 
Edward Wistar, 

(X) Louisa, d. unm., 

(36) Lloyd — Morris branch. 

(XI) Samuel Wells, of Newark, N. J., farmer, m. Charity Payn- 


Issue (surname Morris) : 
Abram Paynter, 
Mary N., 

Samuel Wells, dec'd, 
William Ellis, 

Sarah Morris, dau. of Benj. W. and Mary Morris, see p. (33), 
dec'd, m. Aug. 5, 1804 Jacob Shoemaker Wain, an eminent mer- 
chant of Phila. He d. April 4, 1850. 
Issue (surname Wain) : 
(1) Richard W., d. s. p , 
(II) Samuel Morris, head of the firm of S. Morris Wain & Co., 
d. s. p., 

(III) Henry Lisle, d. s. p., 

(IV) Edward, member of Phila. bar, m. Ellen, dau. of Henry 
Nixon by his w. Maria, dau. of Robert Morris " the Finan- 

Issue (surname Wain) : 
Sally Morris, 

Ellen, m. Charles Harrison, 
Issue (surname Harrison) : 

George Leib, b. Mch. 28, 1872, 

Edward Wain, b. Mch. 23, 1872, d. July 27, 1872, 

Ellen Nixon, b. Mch. 10, 1874, 

Charles Custis, b. Apr. 27, 1877, 

Henrv Wain, b. Muv 18, 1879, 

Esihe'r Wain, b. Sep. 3, 1881, 
Mary Morris, d. v., 

Jacob Shoemaker, ni. Lydia Lewis (descend, of Logan), 
Issue (surname Wain): 

Edith Lewis, 


Katharine Leonard, 
Edward, m May 24, 1882 Charlotte May Sharpless, 
Nicholas, m. Bertha Fox, 
Issue (surname Wain) ; 

Esther Nixon, 
Henry Nixon, d. y., 
Samuel Morris, 
Elizabeth, d. v., 
Rebecca McMurtrie, 
(V) Mary, m. Richard Vaux, Recorder of Phila. 1841-1847, 

Mayor of Philadelphia 1856-1860, Democratic candidate 

for Congressman from Penna. at large in 1872, now of 

Phila. bar. 

Issue (surname Vaux) : 

Mary Wain Wistar, m. Edward S. Buckley, see Shippen, 


Sally Wain, m. Harry Connelly, 

Lloyd — Wain branch. (37) 

Issue (surname Connelly) : 

Jacob Wain, ra. Emily N. Pepper (descend, of Norris,) 
Issue (surname Vaux) : 
Kichard, h. Dec. 13, 1877, 
' Henry Pepper, b. .Iiine 12, 1879, 

Norris Wistar, b. Sep. 1, 1881, 
Eliznbeth Wain, 
(VI) Elizabeth, d. umn., 

(VII) Sally Morris, of Phila., num., 

(VIII) Ellen, of Phila., unm., 

(IX) Anne, of Pliila.^ unm. 

Rebecca Morris, b. Dec. 23, 1789, dau. of Benj. W. and Mary- 
Morris, see p. (33), d. Muncy Dec. 8, 1871, m. July 11, 1810 William 
Cox Ellis of Muncy, Lycoming Co., Pa., atty.-at-law, Member of 
Congress. He was son of William and Mercy Ellis. 
Issue (surname Ellis) : 

(I) Mary Morris, d. unm. Ai)r. 29, 1831, 
(II) William, b. June 20, 1813, of Phila., merchant, d. Oct. 13, 
1881, m., 1st, Hannah A., dau. of Edward and Hannah 
Lownes, and, 2nd, Agnes, dau. of Rev. George Boyd by bis 

w. Elizabeth Livingston, 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Ellis) : 
Kebecca, d. y., 
Sarah Byrnes, 

Frances Lownes, m. June 6, 1871 George Harrison Wiltbank, 
who changed his name to Macpherson, 
Issue (surname Macpherson) : 

Elizabeth, d. y. Dec. 16, 1875, 
Edward Lownes, d. y., 
Kate, d. y., 

William Lownes, m. Nellie Huntingdon of Brooklyn, 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Ellis) : 
George Bovd, d. y., 
Agnes B., d. y. May 23, 1863, 
Alder Morris, 

(III) Richard Wells, d. s. p. May 21, 1832, 

(IV) Mercy A., d. unm. Aug. 23, 1843, 

(V) Benjamin Wistar Morris, of Lycoming Co., Pa., d. Dec. 5, 
1881, m. Elizabeth, dau. of David and Mary Masters of Co- 
lumbia Co., 

Issue (surname Ellis) : 
William Cox, d. y., 
David Masters, 

J. Alder, b. Aug. 6, 1853, d. Sep. 22, 1877, 
William Holstein, 
Rebecca Morris, 
Anna Holstein, 

(38) Lloyd — Ellis branch. 

(VI) Sarah, now of Danville, Pa., m. Rev. Edwin N. Lightner^ 
grad. A. B. (Keny.) and Gen. Theol. Sem., Rector of Swedes^ 
Church, Montgomery, afterwards of Christ Church, Danville^ 

d. Riverside, Pa., June 12, 1881 in his 65th year, 

Issue (surname Lightner) : 

N. Ferree, of Phila., coal dealer, m. Carrie H., dan. of Andrew 
Miller of Pittston, Luzerne Co., 
Issue (surname Lightner) : 
May Eveline, d. y., 
William Cox Ellis, d. inf., 

William E., b. June 23, 1846, d. Eacine College Apr. 5, 1868, 
Charles Ellis, of Elgin, 111., m. Mary Jane Beatty of Elgin, 
Issue (surname Lightner) : 
Anne Beatty, 
Charles Ferree, 
Milton Clarkson, of Chicago, m. Mary Ruttet Turnley of 

Issue (surname Lightner) : 
Milton Turnley, 
Kebecca Morris, m. Joseph C. Nesbit of Lewisburg, Union Co., 

Issue (surname Nesbit) : 
Edwin Lightner, 
(VII) Anna Morris, m. AYilliam H. Holstein of Upper Merion 

Township, Montgomery Co., 

(VIII) Joshua Alder, Pres. of the 2nd Nat. Bank of Chicago, ra., 

1st, Henrietta, dau. of John W. Ashniead of Piiila., and, 2nd, 

Mary Cheyney of So. Manchester, Conn., 
Issue by 1st wife (surname Ellis) : 

John Ashmead, of Chicago, ra. Juliette, dau. of Julian Runi- 
(IX) Alfred, d. "inf. Oct. 1, 1829. 

Gideon Hill Wells, b. Sep, 25, 1765, son of Richard and 
Rachel WelLs, see p. (33), prior to 1800 was a merchant residing in 
Arch Street, Phila., and a Common Councilman of the City, became a 
resident of Trenton, N. J., d. Mch. 26, 1837, m. 5, 11, 1790 Hannah 
Wain, dau. of Robert Wain. She d. Mch. 25, 1820. 
Issue (surname Wells) : 

^ Richard Walk, b. Sep. 23, 1792, ra. Abigail Griffitts, see 
p. (39), 
Robert Waln, b. Oct. 9, 1794, d. unm. Jany. 11, 1847, 
Charles Moore, b. June 18, 1797, d. unm., 
Rebecca Waln, b. 1799, m. Redwood Fisher, see p. (39), 
Lamar G., b. Mch. 3, 1800, d. s. p., 

Lloyd Waln, b. June 30, 1801, m. in Boston Fanny Bum- 

Issue (surname Wells) : 

Lloyd, d. inf. Aug. 7, 1848, 

Lloyd— Wells branch. (39) 

Mary Hill, b.Mch. 22, 1803, of New York,d.unm. July, 1822, 
Ann M., b. Oct. 26, 1814, d. Oct. 1, 1817. 

EiCHARD Waln Wells, b. Sep. 23, 1792, son of Gideon H. and 
Hannah Wells, page (38), d. Dee. 25, 1852, m. Apr. 3, 1817 Abigail, 
dau. of Samuel Powel Griffitts, M. D., by his vv. Mary, dau. of Wil- 
liam Fishbourne. 

Issue (surname Wells) : 

Richard, b. Dec. 8, 1818, d. unm. Feb. 2, 1846, 

Samuel Griffitts, b. Aug. 25, 1820, d. , m. Sep. 19, 1850 

Annie Haile nee Arrott, 
Issue (surname Wells) . 
Richard, m. Emily Barry, 
Issue (surname Wells) : 
Elizabeth Arrott, 

William, d. inf. Mch. — , 1824, 

Robert, dec'd, m. Margaret Adams Franchot, 
Issue (surname Wells) : 

Dora Franchot, d. inf., 


Richard Hill, 

Helen Douw, 
Francis, editor of the Evening Bulletin of Phila., late member 

of Board of Public Charities of Penna., m. Margaret Flor- 
ence De Wolfe, 

Arthur, m. Ann Frances Aertsen, 

Issue (surname Wells) : 

Guilliaem Aertsen, 

Mary Griffitts, num., 
Emily, unm., 
William, d. unm. 

Rebecca Waln Wells, b. 1799, dau, of Gideon H. and Hannah 
Wells, see preceding page, d. Mch. 24, 1843, m. Dec. 13, 1821 Red- 
wood Fisher. 

Issue (surname Fisher) : 

Lamar Wells, m. Annie, wid. of Robert Johnson (descend, of 

Norris), who d. s. p. May 30, 1866, 
Anna Wells, of Phila., unm., 
Francis Wells, served in Union army, d. s. p., 
Marian Wells, of New York, unm., 
Redwood, d. inf. 

William Hill Wells, son of Richard and Rachel Wells, see p. 
(33), resided at Dagsborough, Del., in 1799 became United States 
Senator from Delaware, but resigned in 1804, after which he resided 
some time in Tioga Co., Pa., but from 1813 to 1817 was again Senator 

(40) Lloyd — Wells branch. 

from Delaware, opposing in 1816 the chartering of the Bank of the 
United States, d. Mch. 11, 1829, m. Elizabeth Dagworthy. 
Issue (surname Wells) : 

Rachel Hill, d. after Sep. 13, 1841, m. William D. Waples, 
John Dagworthy, dec'd, m. Jany. 26, 1832 Ann Lehman, 
Issue (surname Wells) : 

Elizabeth Dagworthy, of Phila., unm., 
William Lehman, grad. A. B. and M. D. (U. of P.), 
Henry Hill, m. Mary Putnam, 
Issue (surname Wells) : 
William Hill, 
R. Jones, 
Theodore Lloyd, d. y., 

Edward Lloyd, was clerk in U. S. Treasury Dept., d. in 
Washington, m., 1st, Margaret Tripp, and, 2nd, Julia A. 
Copes, and, 3rd, Sallie W. Jacobs, 
Issue (surname Wells) : 
William Hill, dec'd, 
Edmond Holmes, dec'd, 
Mary Dagworthy, dec'd, 
Julia Elizabeth, 
Rachel Hill, 
Mary D., 
Edward Henry, 
Mary Dagworthy, d. s. p., 
Paulina, d. y., 
Louisa Caroline, d. y., 

Alfred, b. Dagsborough May 27, 1814, settled as a lawyer 
in Ithaca, N. Y., became Deputy- Clerk, Dist. Atty. and 
Judge of Tompkins Co., and in 1859 was member of Con- 
gress, d. at Ithaca in 1867, m. Catherine Ratcliff, 
Issue (surname Wells) : 
Henry Ratcliff, 
William Hill, 

Margaret Hill, b. Nov. 2, 1737, dau. of Dr. Richard and Deb- 
orah Hill, see p. (32), has left an interesting Diary, published with 

Lloyd — Wells branch. (41) 

the Letters of Dr. Richard Hill. She d. Oct. 10, 1816. She m. Sep. 
21, 1758 William Morris, who d. Apr, 14, 1766, son of Johu Morris, 
and gr'dson of the Anthony Morris who emigrated to Penna. 
Issue of William and Margaeet Morris : 
Richard, b. Sep. 28, 1759, d. y. Sep. 29, 1760, 
John, b, Sep. 28, 1759, ra. Abigail Dorsey, see below, 
Deborah, b. Nov. 29, 1760, m., 1st, Benjamin Smith, and, 

2nd, Isaac Collins, see p. (43), 
Richard Hill, b. Sep. 5, 1762, m., 1st, Mary Mifflin, and, 

2nd, Mary Smith, see p. (43), 
Mary, b. June 19, 1764, d. y. Feb. 14, 1765, 
GuLiELMA Maria, b. Aug. 18, 1 766, m. John Smith, see Logan. 

John Morris, b. Sep. 28, 1759, son of Wm. and Margaret Morris, 
■as above, was a physician, d. of yellow fever Sep. 8, 1793, m. Oct. 16, 
1783 Abigail Dorsey, who d. Sep. 16, 1793. 
Issue (surname Morris) : 

Sarah, b. Aug. 29, 1784, d. y. Jany. 23, 1794, 
William Stanton, b. Nov. 24, 1785, d. unm. 1819, 
Benedict, b. Mch. 24, 1787, d. y. Nov. 13, 1790, 
Martha Milcah, b. Aug. 24, 1788, d. Jany. 26, 1826, ra., 
1st, Oct. 12, 1809 Thomas Lawrie, who d. Mch. 6, 1816, 
and she ra., 2nd, Dee. 13, 1821 Jacob B. Clarke, 
Issue — all by 2nd husband (surnarae Clarke) : 
Morris, d. inf., 
Henry Morris, d. inf. 1825, 
Mary, b. Aug. 7, 1790, d. y. 1798, 
Margaret, b. Aug. 18, 1792, ra. Isaac Collins, see below. 

Margaret Morris, b. Aug. 18, 1792, last named, d. April 22, 
1832, m. Oct. 4, 1810 Laac Collins Jr., since dec'd. 
Issue (surnarae Collins): 

William Morris, dec'd, m. Elizabeth C. Cope, 

Issue (surname Collins) : 
Mary Ann, 

Lydia Ccipe, m. John Wood, 
Issue (surname Wood) : 
Ellen C, 
Arihiir M., 
Edward C, 
Margaret M. Cope, ni. Edward Wistar, 
Issue (surname Wistar j : 

Martha L., ra. Oct. 3, 1833, John B. Bispham, 

Issue (surname Bispliam) : 

(42) Lloyd — Collins branch. 

John, d. y., 

Margaret, m. Hugh Munroe Dewees, 
William, m. Oct. 7, 1863 Laura Wistar, 
Issue (surname Bisphara) : 

Clarence Wyatt, b. July 16, 1865, 
Henry Collins, m. June 1, 1871 Ida Tilghman Lowry (descends 
of Tilghman), 

Issue (surname Bispham) : 
Avice de Heyton, b. New York May 31, 1872, 
Henry Carroll, b. Jany. 27, 1875, d. Paris Apr. 1, 1879,, 
Gulielma Maria, dec'd, m. June 5, 1839 Philip B. Chase, 
Issue (surname Ciiase) : 

Frederic, m. Clarissa S. Hart, 
Issue (surname Chase) : 
F. Albert, dec'd, 
Julia M., 
Clarissa Townly, 
Samuel H., 
Mabel B., 
Philip Francis, d. s. p., m. Elizabeth Le Conte Penington (de- 
scend, of Shoemaker), 
William Morris, m. Almida McMakin, 
Issue (surname Chase); 
Morton, m. Annie C. Rhoads, 
Issue (surname Chase) : 
Maris Riioads, dec'd, 
Susan C, 
Ernest Hazen, 
Henry Hill, d. s. p. July 20, 1840, 

Alfred Morris, m. Nov. 22, 1843 Hannah Evans, 

Issue (surname Collins) : 

Henry Hill, ni. Edith Earl Conrad, 
Issue (surname Collins) : 
Henrv Hill, 
Alfred M., 
Jane Tevis, m. S. G. Morton Maule, 
Issue (surname Maule) : 
Margaret Collins, 
Alfred Collins, 
Josephine Richards, m. Joseph F. Page, 
Issue (surname Page) : 
Charles Collins, 

Elizabeth Richards, 
Frederic, of Phila., brewer, ni. Aug. 28, 1844 Letitia P. Dawson^ 
Issue (surname Collins) : 
Elizabeth D., m. Charles F. Hulse, who d. Aug. 28, 1876, 
Issue (surname Hulse): 
Letitia C, 
Margaret M., 
Annie Morrison, 

Isaac, ra. Dec. 9, 1847 Elizabeth B. K. Earl, 

Issue (surname Collins) : 
Thomas Earl, 
Theodore, d. y., 

Margaret Morris, dec'd, m. June 1, 1853 Oliver K. Earle, 
Issue (surname Earle) : 
Alfred Morris, dec'd, 
Margaret Collins, 

Lloyd — Collins, Smith, and Morris branches. (43) 

Percival, dec'd, ra. Sarah Levick, 

Issue (surname Collins) : 

Deborah Morris, b. Nov. 29, 1760, dau. of Wm. and Margaret 
Morris, see p. (41), d. Mch. 15, 1822, m., 1st, Nov. 11, 1789 Benjamin 
Smith, who d. Oct. 18, 1793, and she m., 2nd, Nov., 1809 Isaac Col- 
lins of Trenton, printer, who d. Mch. 21, 1817. 
Issne, all by 1st husband (surname Smith) : 
Margaret Morris, b. Sep. 28, 1790, d. Oct., 1855, 
Daniel B., b. July 14, 1792, of Germantown, m. June 16, 
1824 Esther Morton, dau. of John Morton, 
Issue (surname Smith) : 

Benjamin Kaper, m. Hetty, dau. of William and Debo- 

, rah Wharton, 

Issue (surname Smith) : 
Robert Morton, 
William Wharton, 
Anna Wharton, 
Esther Morton, 
John Morton, d. y., 

Mary Morton, d. s. p. Apr. 15, 1854. 

KiCHARD Hill Morris, b. Sep. 5, 1762, son of Wra. and Mar- 
garet Morris, see p. (41), d. Dec. 6, 1841, m., 1st, Mch. 17, 1786 Mary 
Mifflin, dau. of Samuel Mifflin of Woodbury, N. J., she d. s. p. 1789, 
and, 2nd, Oct. 25, 1798 Mary, dau. of Richard S. Smith, she d. Jany. 
15, 1848. 

Issue by 2nd wife (surname Morris) : 

William Henry, b. Oct. 20, 1799, m. Margaret E. Maris, 

see below, 
Richard Smith, b. Oct. 27, 1801, d. y. Apr. 16, 1817, 
Edmund, b. Aug. 28, 1804, m. Mary P. Jenks, see p. (44), 
Charles Moore, b. Mch. 4, 1810, m. Ann Jenks, see p. (45), 
Anna Margaretta, b. Oct. 4, 1812, d. s. p. Nov. 26, 1833, 
m. July 31, 1833 Joseph S. Sloan. 

William Henry Morris, b. Oct. 20, 1799, son of Richard H. 
and Mary Morris, as above, d. Havre de Grace, Md., Mch. 24, 1846, 
m. 6, 14, 1825 Margaret Edwards Maris of Bucks Co., Pa. 
Issue (surname Morris) : 

Martha Moore, d. Jany. 18, 1870, m. April 10, 1845, William 
Gummere of Burlington, 

(44) Lloyd — Morris branch. 

Issue (surname Gummere) : 

Richard Morris, of Bethlehem, Pa., m. Elizabeth Hunt, 
Issue (surname Gummere): 
Rebecca Hunt, 
Margaret Morris, unm., 

Frances Marsh, m. James Craig Perrine, who d. May 7, 1879, 
Issue (surname Perrine) : 
Martha Gummere, 
William Henrv, of Burlington, 
Mary Jane, d. inf. June 20, 1828, 

Elizabeth Maris, ra. Dillwyn Smith, see Logan, 

Jane Maris, m. May 9, 1865 Francis William Milnor, 

Issue (surname Milnor) : 
Thomas William, 
Francis William, d. inf. June 29, 1872. 

Edmund Moeris, b. Aug. 28, 1804, son of Eichard H. and Mary 
Morris, see p. (43), resided at Burlington, N. J., d. May 4, 1874, m. 
Dee. 27, 1827 Mary P., dau. of William and Mary Jenks. Mrs. 
Morris was b. Jany. 25, 1804, d. Feb. 15, 1876. 
Issue (surname Morris) : 

Anna Margaretta, b. Jany. 28, 1829, d. Nov. 12, 1876, m. 
Dec. 24, 1849 Rev. Marcus F. Hyde, D. D., Prof, of An- 
cient Languages in Burlington College, d. Burlington, N. 

J., Sep. 4, 1880, 

Issue (surname Hvde) : 

Edmund Morris', b. Oct. 9, 1852, Prof, of Latin and Greek at Mil. 

Ellen Amelia, b. Oct. 31^ l'8:30, m. May 7, 1855 George Dug- 

Issue (surname Dugdale) : 

Mary Morris, b. Feb. 6, 1856, d. y., 
Horace Cleveland, b. Feb. 18, 1861, 

Richard Hill, b. July 17, 1832, d. Apr. 23, 1833, 

Charles Jenks, b. July 2, 1835, d. Oct. 23, 1836, 

Richard Hill, b. Sep. 8, 1838, d. Sep. 18, 1839, 

Mary Ann, b. Feb. 3, 1840, m. Nov. 5, 1863 Alexander C. 

Fergusson of Phila., 

Issue (surname Fergusson) : 

Edmund Morris, b. Sep. 7, 1864, 
Agnes McCall, b. Oct. 5, 1866, 
Henry Alexander, b. Dec. 2, 1869, 
Mary Morris, b. Aug. 15, 1871. d. Apr. 13, 1876, 
Alexander Cuthill, b. May 31, 1874, 
Helen, b. Aug. 20, 1878, 
Edmund, b. Aug. 9, 1842, d. Nov. 19, 1842, 

Henry Burling, b. Jany. 16, 1844, of Ithaca, N. Y., m, 1st, 

July 10, 1867 Anne Brown Knapp, who d. July 1, 1878, 

and, 2ud, July 15, 1879, Florence A. Dowe, 

Lloyd — Morris branch. (45) 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Morris) : 

Elizabeth Whitney, b. July 13, 1869, d. Feb, 1, 1873, 

Edmund, b. June 7. 1871, 

Samuel Tracy Knapp, b. Jany. 15, 1873, 

Harold Brown, b. July 16, 1877, 
Issue by 2n(i wife (surname Morris) : 

Albert Dowe, b. May 7, 1880, d. July 12, 1880, 
Emma Elizabetli, b. October 14, 1846, d. July 15, 1847. 

Charles Moore Morris, b. Mdi. 4, 1810, son of Richard H. 
and Mary Morris, p. (43), resides in Phila, is a Vice Pres. of the 
Hist. Soc. of Penna., m. Oct. 12, 1831 Ann, dau. of William and 
Mary Jenks, of Middletown, Bucks Co. She d. Apr. 15, 1870. 
Issue (surname Morris) : 

William Jenks, b. Aug. 27, 1832, of Phila., m. Dec. 20, 1858 

Ann M., dau. of Sterne and Ann Humphreys, 

Issue (surname Morris) : 

Charles Moore, b. Jany. 14, 1861, d. Dec. 30, 1864, 
Aubrey Bevan, b. Nov. IS, 1865, d. June 26, 1867, 
Gertrude Knssell, b. May 11, 1868, 
Marianna Martin, b. Nov. 20, 1870, 

Mary Anna, b. Oct. 10, 1835, d. July 17, 1868, m. Jany. 3, 

1855 Sanderson R. Martin, 

Issue (surname Martin) : 

Clara, b. Aug. 2, 1857, d. Nov. 21, 1860, 

Ann Morris, b. Nov. 3, 1860, 

Charles Morris, b. June 1, 1862, d. Aug. 3, 1863. 

Edward Shippen. 


Amongst those who emigrated from the Mother Country for the 
purpose of bettering their fortunes, and not to escape religious perse- 
cution, was Edward Shippen, who, we find in " Letters and Papers 
relating chiefly to the Provincial History of Penna., by Thomas Balch," 
was the younger sou of William Shippen, of Presbury, Cheshire, and 
afterwards of Methley, Yorkshire, gentleman. The family occupied 
a position of importance; the four sons of his brother. Rev. William 
Shippen, D. D., rector of Stock[)ort, Cheshire, were: (1) Robert 
Shippen, D. D., principal of Brasenose College, and Vice-Chaucellor 
of Oxford University; (2) William Shippen, M. P., the "down-right 
Shippen " of Pope, the famous leader of the Jacobites, of whom Sir 
Robert Walpole repeatedly said that he was not to be approached by 
corruption, aud whose courage and integrity in Parliament procured 
for him, Dec. 4, 1717, the glory of a warrant of the House of Com- 
mons, committing him to the Tower for ''reflecting on his Majesty's 
Person and Government," who m. Frances, dau. of Sir Richard Stote; 
(3) Edward Shippen, grad. Brasenose College, and was a physician, 
and m. (Foster's Lancashire Pedigrees) Frances, dau. of Richard 
Legh, of Lyme, widow of Sir Gilbert Clarke; (4) John Shippen, a 
Spanish merchant aud British Consul at Lisbon. 

Edward Shippen, the President of the Council, was b. on his 
ancestral estate, Hillham, Yorkshire, 1639. Bred to mercantile pur- 
suits, he emigrated to Boston in 1668, where he, as a merchant, was 
very successful, for it appears that he was, on removing to Phila., 
worth at least £10,000, a sum by no means inconsiderable in those 
days, particularly in a new country. His sagacity and ability largely 
increased his fortunes during his residence in Phila. He brought 
with him to Boston, his notions as a member of the Established 
Church, for he at once joined the Artillery Company, but in 1671, 

Shippen, (47) 

he m. Elizabeth Lybrand, a Quakeress, and became a member of that 
sect, and shared in the ^' jailings, \vhipj)ings (on 9th Aug., ,1677), and 
banishments, the fines and imprisonments," inflicted on the inoffensive 
Quakers. Nevertheless, he prospered, and on Sept, 12, 1687, pre- 
sented a petition, upon consideration of whicli this order was made: 
^'That whereas, Edward Shippen, of Boston, merchant, hath, by his 
petition, set forth that, for many years past, he and those under whom 
he claims, have been possessed of a certain house and ground wherein 
he now liveth ; one other house and ground, in the occupation of 
Thomas Savage ; one other house and ground, in the occupation of 
George Dawson ; several warehouses and grounds belonging thereto ; 
and about four acres of ground in pasture; all within the town of 
Boston; and moreover, petitions to have them confirmed to him; 
whereuj-ion, the Governor, Sir Edmund Andross, ordered them to be 
surveyed, so that a patent for them may be granted unto him." Mr. 
Shippen owned, besides, several wharves, somewhere near Faueuil 
Hall, known in the last century as Shippen's Wharves. In 1693, a 
meteor appeared, and therefore " a fresh persecution of the Baptists 
and Quakers " was " promoted," and reached such a pitch that Mr. 
Shippen was either banished, or driven to take refuge in Philadelphia. 
It seems to have taken about a year to dispose of his estate in Boston, 
and transfer the proceeds to his new house. He did not quit Boston 
without erecting a memorial on "a green," near to "a pair of gallows, 
where several of our friends had suffered death for the truth, and 
were thrown into a hole." He asked leave of the magistrates "to 
erect some more lasting monument there, but they were not willing." 
In Phila., Mr. Shippen's wealth and character soon obtained for him 
such position and influence that, July 9, 1695, he was elected Speaker 
of the Assembly. In 1696, he was chosen as one of the Provincial 
Council, by popular vote, and was returned every year at the fresh 
elections. In 1700, he was called to the board by Penn, and in the 
autumn was permitted to absent himself, in order to sit in the Assem- 
bly, on condition that he would resume his duties as Councillor after 
the adjournment. About this time, he was a Justice for Philadel- 
phia County ; and being a large property holder, was named in the 
Commission of Property. 

William Penn named him in the Charter, Oct. 25, 1701, as the 
first Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Penn, as is well known, 
gave the most anxious consideration to his selection of officers to 
govern the new city. In Mr. Shippen, he found a man of courage, 

(48) Shippen. 

energy, integrity, intelligence, and sagacity, whose unspotted moral 
character was ample earnest to the citizens, that the executive powers 
would be exercised with the strictest justice and fidelity, whose active 
business habits and bravery, equally assured them of the chief magis- 
trate's resolution and promptness, whilst his high social position gave 
dignity to the office, which he held for two years. He was the first 
named in the Commission issued by the Proprietary, October 28, 
1701, to the new Provincial Council, no longer an elective body. 
They were to consult and assist the Proprietary, if in the Colony, and 
his Deputy or Lieutenant-Governor, for the time being; and in case 
of the latter's decease or incapacity, to exercise all the powers, juris- 
diction, and authority conferred upon Penn by the Charter of King 
Charles. They were to hold office during the Proprietary's pleasure, 
and their number could be increased by the Lieutenant-Governor. 
Edward Shippen was President of the Council 1702-4, and on the death 
of Penn's Deputy, Hamilton, of New Jersey, May, 1703, became the 
head of the government, and continued such until the arrival of John 
Evans, in December. At this time, he was also a Provincial Judi^e. 
In 1706, he contracted his third marriage, which led to his sepn ra- 
tion from the Society of Friends, and retired from public life, ex<vpt 
that he continued to advise upon public affairs, as we find fiom 
Penn's letter, 24th 5 mo., 17] 2. His house long bore the name of 
" the Governor's House." " It was built in the early rise of the city, 
received then the name of ' Shippey's Great House,' while Shippen 
himself was proverbially distinguished for three great things; 'the 
biggest person, the biggest house, and the biggest coach.' " His coun- 
try-house stood near the present S. W. corner of South and Broad 
streets, and his property stretched along the south side of the old 
city, from Front street to about 16th, Shippen (now Bainbridge) St. 
being opened through it, and Juniper St., for several squares below 
South, being called Shippen's Lane. Edward Shippen d. Phila., Oct. 
2, 1712. He m., 1st, Elizabeth Lybrand, of Boston, who d. there Oct. 
25, 1688. 

Issue, all born in Boston : 

Frances, b. Feb. 12, 1672-3, d. April 9, 1673, 

Edwaed, b. Oct. 2, 1674, d. Nov. 2, 1674, 

William, b. Oct. 4, 1675, d. 1676, 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 21, 1676, d. y, 

Edward, b. Feb. 10, 1677-8, m. Anna Francina V'anderhey- 
den, see next page. 

IShippen. (49) 

Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 1678-9, m., 1st, Abigail Grosse, and, 2udly, 

Mrs. Rose McWilliams, see after Edward's descendants, 
Mary, b. May 6, 1681, d. 1688, 

Anne, b. June 17, 1684, d. s. p. Phila., Dec. 6, 1712, bu. 
Friends' burying-ground, Phila., m. Phila., July 10, 1706, 
Thomas Story, first Recorder of the City of Phila., Master 
of the Rolls, Keeper of the Great Seal, a member of the 
Council, and of the Commission of Property. He was 
boru in England, after practising law, was converted to 
Quakerism, and came to Pennsylvania in 1699. He was 
an eminent preacher of the denomination, and often visited 
the other colonies in its service. In 1706, he was chosen 
Mayor, but, on refusing, was fined £20 by the Council. 
By his marriage, he received a large property, part of which 
was the large house in Second street, afterwards sold to 
James Logan, and later pulled down to afford the site, in 
part, of the old Bank of Pennsylvania. After his wife's 
death, he returned to England, and subsequently recouveyed 
this estate, by his will, to her family. 
Edward Shippen m., 2ndly, at Newport, R. I., Sept. 4, 1689, Re- 
becca, widow of Francis Richardson, of New York, and dau. of John 
Howard, of Yorkshire, England, she d. Phila., Feb. 26, 1704-5, and 
was bu. in Friends' burying ground. 
Issue : 

Elizabeth, b. Boston, Oct. 20, 1691, d. Aug. 18, 1692. 
Edward Shippen m., 3rdly, Phila., 1706, Esther, widow of Philip 
James, and dau. of John Wilcox, d. Phila., Aug. 7, 1724, bu. in 
Friends' burying ground ; will proved Oct. 20, 1724. 
Issue : 

John, b. Phila., 1707, d. Dec. 24, 1707, 
William, b. Phila., Oct. 3, 1708, d. unra., Feb. 3, 1730-1, 
bu. Friends' burying ground. By his will, proved Feb. 9, 
1730, he left 50 acres of his father's land, below the city, 
to Samuel Powel, father of the Samuel Powel who married 
Miss Willing. 

Edward Shippen, son of Edward Shippen, President of the 
Council, b. Boston, Feb. 10, 1677-8, d. Philadelphia, Dec. 29, 1714. 
Will proved Jan. 10, 1715. He married Anna Francina, dau. of 
Mathias Vanderheyden, of Bohemia River, Maryland, by his wife, 

(50) Shippen — Jekyll branch. 

Anna Margaretta Herman. After his death, she m. Col. Hynson, 

of Maryland, and d. aged 70 years. 
Issue : 

Mary, bu. Phila., Sept. 11, 1710, 

Margaret, m. John Jekyll, of Boston, see below. 

Margaret Shippen, dau. of Edward and Anna Francina Ship- 
pen, last named, m. Christ Church, Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1734, 
John Jekyll, Collector of the Port of Boston from 1731 to 1741, son 
of John Jekyll, who filled the same office from 1707 to 1731, by his 
first wife, Elizabeth Clark, of New York. He was a relative of Sir 
Joseph Jekyll, Master of the Rolls and Secretary of State to Queen 
Anne. He d. Boston, March 1, 1741. She returned to Phila., and d. 
there, bu. Xt. Ch., Oct. — , 1762, will proved Oct. 24, 1762. 
Issue (surname Jekyll) : 

John, went to England about 1765, and in 1768 was living 

in Exeter, m., 1766, , dau. of Webb, Esq., 

of Dorsetshire, 
Francina, m. William Hicks, see Hicks, 
Arianna Margaretta, m. James Chalmers, see below. 

Arianna Margaretta Jekyll, dau. of John and Margaret {nee 
Shippen) Jekyll, last named, b. Boston, 1741, d. at Springfield Lodge, 
Camberwell, Co. Surrey, Sept. 7, 1821. She ra. Philadelphia settle- 
ment dated Dec. 16, 1763, Col. James Chalmers, b. in Scotland about 

He entered the army at the age of eighteen, but had resigned 
before his marriage. In 1763, he was in business in Philadelphia, 
but with little success. In 1765, he removed to Maryland, where a 
kinsman had estates, and became manager over some of them until the 
Revolution. His sympathies were entirely anti-revolutionary, and as 
soon as possible, he raised a corps of Loyalists, and soon after re- 
ceived a commission as Lieut. Col., commanding the Maryland. Loyal- 
ists. He was with Simcoe, 1779-80; and in garrison at Pensacola, 
1781. In 1783, the remnant of the corps embarked at New York 
for Nova Scotia; they were shipwrecked, and nearly all perished. 
He and his family had sailed for England, and settled at Chelsea. 
In 1785, he visited Maryland, disposed of his estate there, and w£nt 
to Jamaica. During the war with France, he took part in the expe- 
dition against St. Domingo, and was made Inspector-General of the 

Shippen — James Chalmers. (51) 

Colonial Contingent, whilst the island was held by the British. He 
returned to England in 1804. He is said to have been the author 
of "many political compositions, published in America and in Eng- 
land." He d. Chelsea, England, Oct. 3, 180G. 
Issue (surname Chalmers) : 

Alexander Jekyll, Major of the 55th Foot, d. Madeira, 

Anna Francina Hynson, d. unm., Clielsea, Dec. 8, 1817, 
Arianna Margaretta Jekyll, b. 1762, d. Fredericton, 
N. B., 1845, m. England, Feb. 16, 1790, John Saunders, 
of London, afterwards Chief Justice of New Brunswick, b. 
1754, d. Fredericton, N. B., 1884, 
Issue (surname Saunders) : 

John Simcoe, Secretary of the Province of N. B,, m. 

his cousin, Elizabeth Sophia Storie, see next page, 
Eliza, b. 1795, m. Eoss Flood, Adjutant of the 7th 
Foot, d. Fredericton, 1821, 
Eliza Jekyll, b. 1773, m. Rev. George Henry Storie, see 

ErjzA Jekyll Chalmers (last named), b. 1773, d. March 5, 
1825. She m. in England, July 29, 1796, the Rev. George Henry 
Storie, Rector of Stowe, Co. Essex, b. Jan. 19, 1766. He was de- 
scended from a Scotch family, the pedigree of which has been pub- 
lished in Burke's Commoners, and was the eldest son of Thomas 
Storie, Esq., an eminent merchant of London, by his wife Hannah, 
dau. of Henry Roberts, Esq., of Standon, in the Isle of Wight. He 
was for some years Rector of Stow Mary's, in Essex, which church 
was in his own patronage. He d. at his seat at Thames Ditton, Oct. 
13, 1833, and was buried at Camberwell. 
Issue (surname Storie) : 

John George, b. June 8, 1797, d. Peckhara, Surrey, Nov. 
4, 1858, grad. B. A. 1819, M. A. 1824 (Magdalen, Oxford), 
Perpetual Curate of St. Mary Magdalene, Peckham, Sur- 
rey, 1850, also Chaplain to the Duke of Beaufort, m. July 
2, 1822, Elizabeth Perring, d. March 2, 1869, dau. of Sir 
John Perring, Bart, 
Issue (surname Storie) : 
Elizabeth Jekyll, 
Georgiana Maria, 

(52) Ship2)en — Storie branch. 

Harry Edmund, 
John George, d. Sep. 29, 1841, 
Elizabeth Sophia, m. her cousin, John Simcoe Saunders, 

see preceding page, 
Thomas Chalmers (Rev'd), ra. Jan. 29, 1835, Amelia Eliza- 
beth Charlotte Mackenzie, d. Hascorab Rectory, Surrey, 
May 11, 1851, dau. of Allan Mackenzie, Esq., of Wool- 
Issue (surname Storie) : 
George Henry, 
Margaret Frances. 

Joseph Shippen, son of the President of the Council, b. Boston, 
Feb. 28, 1678-9. He lived in Boston until 1704, when he moved to 
Phila., later to Germantown, where he resided in the house known, in 
1855, as the " Buttouwood Tavern." He was amongst the men of sci- 
ence of his day, and in 1727, he joined Dr. Franklin in founding the 
Junto " for mutual information and public good." There are but few 
memorials of Mr. Shippen, but he must have been an industrious, 
energetic man. He d. Germantown, June — , 1741, will proved 
June 13, 1741. He m., 1st, Boston, July 28, 1702, Abigail, dau. of 
Thomas and Elizabeth Grosse, of Boston, of Huguenot descent. She 
d. Phila., June 28, 1716. He m., 2nd, Rose, wid. of John Mc Wil- 
liams of Philadelphia, and of Charles Plumley, and dau. of Thomas 
and Sarah Budd, b. Burlington, N. J., March 13, 1680-1. 
Issue, all by 1st wife : 

Edward, b. Boston, July 9, 1703, m., 1st, Sarah Plumley, 

and, 2nd, Mrs. Mary Nowland, see below, 
Elizabeth, b. Phila., April 17, 1705, d. Phila., June 8, 

1714, , • 

Joseph, b. Phila., Nov. 28, 1706, m. Mary Kearny, see p. 

William, b. Phila., Aug. 31, 1708, d. Phila., Dec. 29, 1710, 
Anne, b. Phila., Aug. 5, 1710, m. Charles Willing, see p. (89), 
William, b. Phila., Oct. 1, 1712, m. Susannah Harrison, see 

p. (135), 
Elizabeth, b. Phila., Sept. 28, 1714, d. Phila., Dec. 3, 1714. 

Edward Shippen, son of Joseph and Abigail {nee Grosse) Shippen, 
as above, generally known as Edioard Shippen of Lancaster, b. Boston, 

Ship-pen. (53) 

July 9, 1703, (1. Lancaster, Sept. 25, 1781. "Will proved, Lancaster, 
Sept. 29, 1781. He was brought up as a merchant, by James Logan, 
and was in business with him in 1732, as Logan & Shippen ; afterwards, 
1749, with Thomas Lawrence, in the far trade, as Sliippen & Lawrence. 
He was elected to, and served for many years in the City Council, and 
in 1744 was Mayor of the city. In 1749 and 1750, he was Judge of 
the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. In May, 1752, he removed 
to Lancaster, where he was appointed Prothonotary, and continued 
such until 1778. He had large transactions as paymaster for sup- 
plies for the British and Provincial forces, when commanded by Gen. 
Forbes, Gen. Stanvvix and Col. Bouquet, and managed them with so 
much integrity as to receive public thanks, 1760. He was a county 
judge under both the Provincial and State governments. In early 
life, he laid out Shippensburg, with so much judgment as to its situa- 
tion and advantages for settlers, that it speedily grew to be a flourish- 
ing village. In 1746-8, he was one of the founders of "the College 
of New Jersey," and was one of its first Board of Trustees, a position 
which he resigned in 1767. He was also one of the subscribers to 
the Philadelphia Academy, afterwards the University of Pennsylva- 
nia. He was, amongst other things, a fine French scholar, a rare 
species of knowledge in those days. His public duties as a citizen, 
Mr. Shippen discharged in a manner eminently praiseworthy and 
honorable. In his private intercourse, he showed himself virtuous 
and upright. To prevent his children's love for each other being 
impaired by anything concerning the distribution of his property 
after his death, he submitted his proposed will to his two sons, who, 
to their honor be it said, fearing that he had not given their sister 
quite enough, suggested an addition to her portion. A codicil, pre- 
pared by his son Edward, increasing her share, was accordingly 
signed. Mr. Shippen's advanced age prevented his taking any very 
active part, except as a committee-man, during the Revolution. His 
iudgment was fixed as to the rights of the Colonies, and his senti- 
ments were warmly expressed in behalf of his country, not only 
during that eventful contest, but throughout that long period of 
oppression and resistance which preceded the final struggle. He did 
not live to hear of the surrender of Cornwallis, but his faith in the 
success of the righteous cause seems to have never once wavered. He 
m., 1st, Phila., Sept. 20, 1725, Sarah Plumley, dau. of Charles 
Plumley and Rose Budd, his wife, (Mrs. Plumley became the 2nd 
wife of Joseph Shippen), b. Philadelphia, Nov. 8, 1706, d. Phila- 

(54) Shippen. 

delphia, April 28, 1735. He m., 2nd, Aug., 1747, Mary, wid. of 
John Nowland, and dau. of William and Mary Gray, of Phila., b. 
London, Jan. 13, 1705-6, d. Lancaster, May 3, 1778. (Thomas 

Isssue, all by first wife : 

Elizabeth, b. Phila., Aug. 17, 1726, d. Aug. 29, 1726. 
( Joseph, d. inf., b. Phila., Sept. 6, 1727, 
i William, d. inf., b. Phila., Sept. 6, 1727. 
Edwaed, b. Phila., Feb. 16, 1728-9, also Councillor, see 

Sarah, b. Feb. 22, 1730, m. James Burd, see p. (67), 
Joseph, b. Oct. 30, 1732, m. Jane Galloway, see p. (77), 
Rose, b. Phila., Sept. 10, 1734, d. Sept. 30, 1734. 

Edward Shippen, also Councillor, son of Edward and Sarah {nee 
Plumley) Shippen, last named, b. Phila., Feb. 16, 1728-9, bapt. 1st 
Presbyterian Church, March 1, 1728-9. Of his early education, we 
have no authentic account. He entered upon the study of the law in 
the office of Tench Francis, Esq., then the most learned and promi- 
nent counsel at the Philadelphia bar. During his clerkship, he took 
the opportunity to perfect himself not only in the principles of the 
profession, but also in its more practical details. We have his own 
authority for the statement that, at some time during the period, he 
prepared, with his own hand, the first " common recovery " ever 
suffered in Pennsylvania. 

The opportunities, however, of acquiring a thorough legal educa- 
tion were, at that time, sadly deficient on this side of tlie ocean. 
Books were scarce, preceptors few, and the courts far from affording 
that variety and wealth of legal learning that might be gleaned from 
the lips of those who presided over the time-honored tribunals in 
Westminster Hall. It was determined, therefore, that Mr. Shij)pen 
should be regularly entered at one of the London Inns of Court, and 
that he should, by pursuing the course of studies then in vogue, regu- 
larly qualify himself for admission to practice as a barrister. With 
this intent, he sailed from Philadelphia in the early part of the year 
1749, and, after experiencing a dangerous and long-continued storm 
off the Banks of Newfoundland, arrived safely in the Downs on the 
twenty-seventh day out from the Capes of Delaware, landed at Deal, 
and took coach for London. Here he spent some little time in re- 

Sitippen. • (55) 

cruiting, after the fatigues of the voyage, in " seeing all the curiosi- 
ties of that populous city," and in paying, as in duty bound, a visit 
to Mr. Richard Penn, by whom he was cordially and hospitably 
received. In a short time, he was duly entered as a student at the 
Middle Temple, where, if we are to believe his letters to his father, 
he kept his terms with exemplary regularity. In the pursuit of those 
legal studies, he remained until the spring of the year 1750, when, 
having completed his "six vacation exercises, three candle-light exer- 
cises and two new iron exercises," according to time-honored custom, 
he was duly called to the bar, took the necessary oaths, was admitted 
to practice as a barrister, and on May 14, set sail on his return to 

Here his talents and learning, his family connections and the pres- 
tige of his London education, soon secured for him a fair share of 
business. We find that the very next autumn, on Sept. 25, he 
was admitted to practice at the bar of the Supreme Court, on pro- 
ducing his certificate from the Treasurer of the Middle Temple, and 
we have some reason to suppose that he was shortly afterwards con- 
cerned in some cases of note. On Nov. 22, 1752, Mr. Shippen 
was appointed the Judge of the Admiralty Court in Philadelphia, a 
position of some importance and of considerable pecuniary value. 
His court was held over the Market House in Third street, at quite a 
different place from the other courts of the Province, as though 
broadly to mark the contrast of jurisdiction and practice existing 
between them. Meantime, his reputation for ability and prudence 
seems to have been steadily on the increase. In April, 1756, he was, 
with some others, specially deputed by the Governor to pacify a great 
assembly of tumultuous people at Lancaster, who had gathered in 
consequence of some recent Indian massacres in the western part of 
the state, a mission in which he seems to have been completely suc- 
cessful. Judge Shippen was, like almost all Americans of that day, 
not a little proud and jealous of the reputation of the provincial 
troops. " The New England men," he writes to his father, in 
March, 1756, "are now esteemed the champions of the American 
world." " Bradstreet," he writes again in Sept., 1758, referring to the 
recent capture of Fort Frontenac, " has done bravely. Saying Pro- 
vincials are worthless troops, won't go down now, * * * when 

* * * an American, with about three thousand Provincials, 
has marched into the very heart of an enemy's country and taken a 
fortress which is the very key to all the French settlements on the 

(56) ■ Shvp-peii. 

Lakes." But, notwithstanding this feeling of natural pride, his 
mind, like that of many others whose dispositions were peaceable, or 
who held offices of trust or profit under the Crown, was extremely- 
averse to the forcible resistance of the rights claimed by the Mother 
Country over the colonies. He would, for example, have had Brad- 
dock's insolent requisitions for supplies promptly met by the Assem- 
bly, for, said he, " it is a vain thing to contend with a general at the 
head of an army, though he should act an arbitrary part, especially 
as, in all probability, he will be supported in everything at home." 
An additional motive for entertaining these sentiments was afforded 
him by his appointment, Sept. 24, 1765, as Prothonotary of the 
Supreme Court, a position which does not seem to have interfered 
with the performance of his judicial functions, and w^hich certainly 
did not prevent his attending to the details of a rapidly-growing 
practice. The next year came the news of the repeal of the Stamp 
Act, a measure which afforded Judge Sliippen unbounded joy, as it 
seemed to him to promise a peaceful solution of the troubles with the 
Mother Country. 

In 1770, Judge Shippen suffered a considerable loss of income 
from his judicial position. His remuneration consisted exclusively 
of the fees levied upon the various suitors, and was therefore, of 
course, proportionately greater or smaller as the number of cases 
brought before him increased or diminished. In this year, Jared 
IngersoU received the appointment of Commissioner of Appeals in 
Admiralty, and accordingly, at once established a tribunal which 
seems to have drawn away much business from the regular Vice- 
Admir.ilty Court. On Dec. 12 of the same year. Judge Shippen 
was appointed a member of the Provincial Council, a position the 
duties of which, as the minutes of that body will show, he faithfully 
and punctually performed. 

The breaking out of the Eevolution was to Judge Shippen a mat- 
ter of most serious moment. He was, of course, at once deprived of 
all his offices under the Crown, while the anxieties of war and the 
great financial and commercial depression of the country precluded 
him, almost altogether, from sustaining himself by the practice of his 
profession. He accordingly withdrew with his family to his country 
seat, near the Falls of Schuylkill, and there remained an impassive 
spectator of the great public events which were transpiring round 
him. He looked forward with dread to the prospect of independ- 
ence as most repugnant alike to his sentiments and associations, and. 

Shippen. (57) 

being mistrusted by the authorities of the state, was, by order of the 
Supreme Executive Council, placed on his parol to give no assistance 
or information to the enemy, and was bound, by recognizance, not to 
depart further than a few miles from his home. When the Britisli 
took possession of Philadelphia, Mr. Shi ppen returned to his house 
in town, and was on terms of intimacy with many of the British 
officers. His daughters, particularly the youngest, were much ad- 
mired and flattered, and, though their father refused to permit them 
to attend the meschianza, it is to be feared that this is to be attributed 
to a just feeling of shame at the indelicacy of the costume in which 
they were expected to appear, rather than to any patriotic sentiment 
prompting him to forbid his family to take part in the festivities of 
an enemy. 

When the war was at length over, Mr. Shippen found that his 
means had been so seriously impaired that he entertained thoughts of 
removing to Lancaster, in order to put some limit to the great expenses 
of his family. This design was, however, frustrated by his being 
called a second time to fill the judicial chair. Notwithstanding his sen- 
timents during the Revolution, and his lack of interest in the patri- 
otic cause, his talents and integrity were such as to command the 
esteem, and insure the regard of the community in which he lived. 
His appointment, therefore, on May 1, 1784, as President Judge 
of the Common Pleas of Philadelphia county, met with universal 
approbation ; nor had the public any cause for disappointment at the 
manner in which, for upwards of six years, he conducted himself in 
that station ; and this was not the only mark of respect and confi- 
dence conferred upon hira. On Sept. 16 of the same year, he was 
appointed one of the Judges of the High Court of Errors and Ap- 
peals, an office which he continued to fill until the abolition of that 
tribunal. On Oct. 3, 1785, he was, after a sharp contest, elected a 
Justice for the Dock Ward in the city, and on the following day, 
received from the Supreme Executive Council, an appointment as 
President of the Quarter Sessions and General Jail Delivery. These 
last two positions were, however, so irksome to him that, after the 
lapse of a little more than a year, he, on Nov. 20, 1786, requested 
to be relieved from them both, which permission was accordingly 
granted on Dec. 5. The satisfactory manner in which he discharged 
the duties of his position in the Common Pleas, secured' him, on Jan. 
29, 1791, an appointment as one of the Associate Judges of the 
Supreme Court, a position \\hich he occupied until 1799, when, 

(58) Shipjyen. 

Chief Justice McKeau being elected Governor, he was, by the latter, 
appointed Chief Justice in his room. This station he continued to 
fill until the close of the year 1805, when, finding that the infirmi- 
ties of age were pressing upon him, he resigned, and on April 16, 
1806, suddenly but quietly died. His death called for concerted 
action on the part of the bar. They met accordingly, on the follow- 
ing day, Jared lugersoll in the chair, Horace Binney acting as Secre- 
tary, and resolved to attend his funeral in a body. This took place 
from his residence, on the west side of Fourth street, near Prune, 
where he had lived for many years preceding his death. He was 
buried in Christ Church burying ground, but without a stone or tablet 
to mark the spot. 

Of Chief Justice Shippen's political sentiments, sufficient has per- 
haps been said. That he was opposed to the separation from Eng- 
land is, without doubt, true, and in this respect, he was resembled by 
many others whose fortunes and families were in a position similar to 
his. It is, however, to be noted that history never pointed out any 
act, on his part, amounting to downright disloyalty, and it is believed 
that no scrutiny, however close, of his actions or correspondence will 
avail to substantiate such a charge. As a lawyer. Chief Justice Ship- 
pen may be certainly said to have been " patient, discriminating, and 
just." It is to his pen that we owe the first law reports published in 
Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, we have few, if any verbatim reports of 
his opinions, and are able, therefore, to judge but imperfectly of their 
merits. As far as can now be seen, his mind was of an eminently 
practical cast. Not so well versed as his great successors, Cli. JJ. 
Tilghman and Gibson, in the more abstruse learning of his profes- 
sion, he far excelled them in his intimate acquaintance with Pennsyl- 
vania practice and precedent, for a period extending over more than 
half a century. " He was a man of large views," said C. J. Tilgh- 
man, " and one for whom I always entertained a most affectionate 
regard." " Everything that fell from that venerated man is entitled 
to great respect," said Judge Duncan. He was, indeed, such a Judge 
as the state wanted — a man of sound, practical common sense, of 
great experience, some talents, and undoubted integrity. 

Of the private character of C. J. Sliippen, it is, at this late day, 
difficult to speak intelligently. He was fond of literature outside 
the realms of his profession, frequently alluding to the classics, in his 
correspondence, especially the works of Virgil and Ovid. He was 
interested in the prosperity of the University of Pennsylvania, and 

Sh'qypen. (59) 

was, at one time, a Trustee of that institution. As regards his man- 
ners, we have no definite information. Those who knew him and 
met him face to face, have passed away, but tradition says that his 
disposition was austere and unyielding. It should, howevei-, be re- 
membered, in this connection, that the very qualities which best fit a 
man for a judge, are often those which are least calculated to inspire 
popular affection or regard. (Sketch written by Lawrence Lewis, Jr.) 
He m., Christ Church, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1753, Margaret, 
dan. of Tench Francis, Att'y-Gen. of Pa., by his w. Elizabeth Tur- 
bett. She was b. Talbot Co., Maryland, Aug. 17, 1735, d. Philadel- 
phia, May 28, 1794, bu. Xt. Ch. May 29, 1794. 
Issue : 

Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1754, m. her first cousin, Edward 

Burd, see p. (70), 
Sarah, b. Feb. 1, 1756, m. Thomas Lea, see below, 
Mary, b. Aug. 15, 1757, m. William Mcllvaine, see p. (61), 
Edward, b. Dec. 11, 1758, m. Elizabeth Juliana Footman, 

see p. (62), 
Margaret, b. June 11, 1760, m. Benedict Arnold, see p. (64), 
John Francis, b. Phila., Nov. 24, 1762, bu. Xt. Ch. Jan. 

8, 1763, 
James, b. Phila., Oct. 9, 1766, bu. Xt. Ch. Nov. 10, 1769. 

Sarah Shippen, dan. of Edward and Margaret {nee Francis) 
Shippen, last named, b. Phila., Feb. 1, 1756, d. 1831, m. Phila., Sep. 
21, 1787, Thomas Lea, b. Phila., July 26, 1757, d. Phila., Sep. 22, 
1793, son of Thomas and Eleanor Lea of Dublin. 
Issue (surname Lea) : 

(I) Robert, d. y., bu. Christ Church bu. ground. 

(II) Margaret Shippen, b. Phila., Oct. 2, 1789, d. New 
York, March 11, 1821, m. Dominick Lynch of New York, 
b. New York, Nov. 23, 1786, d. Paris, France, July 31, 
1837, son of Dominick and Jane Lynch of Dublin, 

Issue (surname Lynch) : 

(1) Sarah Lea, m. Nicholas Luquer of Brooklyn, son 

of Nicholas Luquer and his w. Sarah Middagh, b. 

July 24, 1809, d. April 4, 1864, 
Issue (surname Luquer) : 

Lea, (Rev.) Rector of St. Matthew's P. E. Church, Bed- 
ford, West Chester Co., N. Y., m. Eloise E., dau. of 
Thatcher and Elizabeth Cottrell Payne, 

(60) Shippen — Lynch branch. 

Issue (surname Luquer) : 
Eloise Payne, 
Lea Mcllvaine, 
Thatciher Payne, 
Margaret Shippen, m. Alexander Ector Orr of N. J,, for- 
merly of Londonderry, Ireland, 
Niciiolas, m. Helen King, dau. of Henry and Helen King 

Issue (surname Luquer) : 
Margaret Kowenhoven, 
Nicholas, deu'd, 
Dominick Lynch, 
Dominick Lynch, d. Nov. 26, 1840, 

(2) Jane, m. Julius Izard Pringle of New Orleans, 

Issue (surname Pringle) : 
Mary, m. Yvan des Francs de Polignac, 
Issue (surname de Polignac) : 
One son, 
John Julius, d. 1876, m. Elizabeth AUston, 
Poinsett, d. 1864, 

Dominick Lynch, m. Caroline Lowndes, 
Issue (surname Pringle) : 

(3) Dominick, Capt. U. S. N,, m. Antonia Buena Ven- 
tura, dau. of Lieut. Joseph Arquimbau, R. N., and 

his w. Marian Bosquet, 

Issue (surname Lynch): 
Dominick, d. y. 1846, 

Dominick, 1st Lie\it. U. S. A., m. Emma A., dau. of David 
Webster of Phila, d. Feb. 21, 1875, 
Issue (surname Lynch) : 
Mary Antonia, 
Dominga Isabella, 
Mary Josephine Arquimbau, 

Margaret Shippen Lea, m. Edward J. Harrey, M. D. of 

Issue (surname Harvey) : 

Antonia Lvnch and three other dau. 
Anthony, d. Oct. 27', 1854, 
Sarah Biird, d. Sep. 6, 1855, 
Charlotte Lawrence, m. Lt. Camody, U. S. N., 
Antonia Buena Ventura, d. Aug. 23, 1859, 
Louisa Kebecca, 
Joseph Arquimbau, 

(4) Margaret, m. Stuart Cairns Maitland of Dundren- 

nan, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, 
Issue (surname Maitland) : 
Isabella, m. Col. William Fullerton, K. A., d, s. p. 1876. 
Elizabeth, m. Lieut. George Farie, 74th Highlanders, 
Issue (surname Farie) : 

James, and two other children, 
Margaret, d. 1847, 
David, m. EUinor Scott, 

Issue (surname Maitland) : 
Four children, 
Jane Lynch, m. Count Karl von Buch, 
Issue (surname von Biich) : 
Margaret Lynch and two other children, 
Sarah Lea, 

Shippen — Lynch branch. (61) 


(5) George Harrison, of Rochester, N. Y., m. Louisa 

Frances, dau. of Henry A. Foster of Rome, N. Y., 
Issue (surname Lynch) : 
George Harrison, 
Stuart Maitland, d. y., 
Lea, d. y., 
Henrv A. Foster, d. y., 

(6) Thomas'Lea, d. March, 1823. 

Mary Shippen, dau. of Chief Justice Edward and Margaret {nee 

Francis) Shippen, p. (59), b. Phila., Aug. 15, 1757, dec'd, m. (3d w. 

of) William Mcllvaine, M. D., of Burlington, N. J., son of William 

Mcllvaine of Phila., by his w. Ann Emerson. 

Issue (surname McIlvaine) : 

William, b. May 2, 1786, d. unm. Aug. 9, 1854, bu. St. 

Mary's, Burlington, 
Edward Shippen, b. Oct. 1, 1787, d. Sep. 13, 1843, m. 
Burlington, Oct. 21, 1812, Esther, dau. of William Rod- 
man by his w. Esther West, 
Issue (surname Mcllvaine) : 

William Rodman, b. Dec. 10, 1820, d. Jan. 13, 1875, 

m. Christina Scudder, 

Issue (surname Mcllvaine) : 
Edward Shippen, 
Jasper Scudder, 
Maria, dec'd, 
Francis Rodman, d., 

Margaret Shippen, b. Nov. 25, 1788, d. unm. Jany. 14, 

1864, bu. St. Mary's, 

Joseph Bloomfield, b. Jany. 15, 1790, d. July 14, 1847, m. 

Mary Ann, dau. of Comm. Alexander Murray, U. S. N., 

Issue (surname Mcllvaine) : 

William, b. Phila., grad. A. B. (U. of P.), d. unm. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 1867, 

Alexander Murray, b. Phila., grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 

m. Elizabeth C. Olden, 
Issue (surname Mcllvaine) : 
Elizabetli Olden, 
Julia Murray, 

Bloomfield, Lieut. U. 8. N., m. Caroline Fry Burton, 
Issue (surname Mcllvaine) : 
Josephine Burton, 

Alexander Murray, d,, 
Kodman, dec'd, 

Mary Shippen, m. Charles Magill Spencer, 
Edward Shippen, 

(62) Shippen — Mcllvaine branch. 


Margaret, m. the Rev. R. S. S. Dickinson, son of the 

Rev. Baxter Dickinson, 
Wilhelmina Elizabeth, 
Mary, d. unm. Dec. 7, 1869, bu. St. Mary's. 

Edward Shippen, son of Chief Justice Edward and Margaret 
[nee Francis) Shippen, p. (59), b. Phiia., Dec. 11, 1758, grad. A. B. 
(U. of P.), took degree of M. D. at Edinburgh, traveled on the Con- 
tinent. On his return home, resided at Whitemarsh, near Phila., and 
at Burlington, where he practiced medicine, d. Burlington, N. J., Oct. 
22, 1809, m. Phila., Nov. 23, 1785, Elizabeth Juliana, dau. of Rich- 
ard and Eleanor Footman, b. Phila., Jany. 21, 1762, d. Aug. 17, 1848. 
Issue : 

(I) Margaret, b. Phila., Oct. 8, 1786, d. unm. Burlington, 
July 23, 1853, 

(II) Elizabeth, b. Phila., Dec. 16, 1787, d. unm. Burl., 
Aug. 11, 1871, 

(III) Edward, b. Upper Merion township, Montgomery Co., 
Pa., Feb. 22, 1789, d. unm. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 23, 1832, 
— He received a sound mathematical and classical education 
at private schools in Burl, and Phila., entered the United 
States Bank, when it was in the full tide of its success, and 
was elected to go to Louisville, Ky., to manage the branch 
established there. He d. of Asiatic cholera, during the first 
visit of that epidemic to this country, — 

(IV) Mary Coxe, b. Up. Merion, April 23, 1790, d. unm. 
Phila., Dec. 29, 1871, 

(V) Anne Coxe, b. Up. Mer., May 20, 1792, d. s. p. Belvi- 
dere, N. J., Aug. 13, 1863, m. (was 3d w. of) Rev. Richard 
H. B. Mitchell, 

(VI) Richard, b. Up. Mer., Feb. 2, 1795, d. Burlington, 
May 18, 1868, educated in Burlington, and sent to India 
and China while quite a boy, — He was a good navigator, 
and succeeded to the command of an Indiaman when barely 
of age. On his marriage, he left the sea, and lived first at 
Singletree, near Trenton, N. J. On the inception of the 
Camden and Amboy R. R., he became connected with it, 
and remained so until his death ; during these forty years he 
lived in Bordentown, Philadelphia, and finally at the Green 

Shippen. (63) 

Bank, in Burlington — m., 1st, March 1, 1825, Anna Eliza- 
beth, only child of Lawrence Farmer, and, 2nd, Catharine, 
dau. of Francis Binney, 
Issue by first wife : 

(1) Edward, b. in New Jersey, grad. A. B. (Princ.) 
and M. D. (U. of P.), entered the Navy as Assist- 
ant Surg'n, Aug. 7, 1849, commissioned Surgeon, 
April 26, 1861, on March 8, 1862, he was on the 
"Congress" when she was destroyed by the "Merri- 
mac," at Newport News, Va., and was injured by 
a shell, and 1864-5, was on the iron-clad frigate 
"New Ironsides," in both battles of Fort Fisher 
and the operations of Bermuda Hundred — He made 
the Russian cruise under Admiral Farragut, was 
commissioned Medical Inspector 1871, Fleet Surgeon 
European Squadron 1871-3, Navy Yard, Phila., 
1873-4, in charge of Naval Hospital 1874-7, com- 
missioned Medical Director 1876, President of the 
Naval Medical Examining Board, Philadelphia, 
1880-2 — living in Phila., where he m. Mary Katha- 
rine, dau. of Dr. J. Rodman Paul, 

Issue : 
Anna, ra. George Willing, see Willing branch, 
Elizabeth Paul, 
Katharine Paul, 

(2) William Watson, m. Georgiana E. Morton, 

Issue : 

George, d. y., 


Richard, d. v., 
/ William, 
\ John S., d. v., 


Anna E., 

Edward, d. v., 

Alice, d. y., 




(3) Richard, d. y., 

(4) Anna Elizabeth, ni. Robert M. Lewis, who grad. 
A. B. (U. of P.) of Phila., 

Issue (surname Lewis) : 

Lawrence, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of Phila. bar, 
Anna Shippen, 
Issue by second wife : 

(5) Richard, d. y., July 17, 1846, 

(6) Francis, 

(64) Shippen — Watson branch. 

(VII) Frances, b. Aug. 11, 1796, d. Germantown, Xov. 16, 
1873, m. Burl., April 27, 1825, William Inman Watsou, 

Issue (surname Watson) : 

(1) Edward Shippen, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) went 
abroad, and on his return took orders, is Rector of 
the Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, m. Sophia, 

dau. of Edmund Wilcox, 

Issue (surname Watson) : 
Mary Wilcox, 

(2) Sarah Shippen, d. y., 

(3) Mary Anna, m. James Alboru Farnum of Provi- 
dence, who had settled in Phila. a few years previ- 

Issue (surname Farnum) : 

Fanny Watson, m. George Maurice Abbot, 
Issue (surname Abbot) : 
Elizabeth Sergeant, 
Edward Shippen AVatson, 
Mary Shippen, 

(4) Elizabeth Juliana, m. Charles Sergeant of Hun- 
terdon Co., N. J., d. 1868, grad. A. B. (Princeton), 

then came to Phila. to study and practice law, 

Issue (surname Sergeant) : 
Charles, d. y., 
Margaret, d. y., 
Elizabeth Shippen, 
William Watson, 

(VIII) Sarah, b.^Burl, Feb. 7, 1798, d. uum. Burl., Dec. 
9, 1819. 

Margaret Shippex, dau. of Edward and Margaret [nee Francis) 
Shippen, p. (59), b. Phila., June 11, 1760, bapt. Christ Church, June 
29, 1761, d. London, Aug. 24, 1804, m. Phila., April 8, 1779, Bene- 
dict Arnold, only surviving son of Benedict Arnold of Norwich, Conn., 
and his wife Hannah Watermann, b. Norwich, Jan. 3, 1740, d. London, 
Eng., June 14, 1801 ; at his marriage. General in command of Phila. 
(See his life, by Hon. Isaac N. Arnold.) 
Issue (surname Arnold) : 

(I) Edward Shippen, b. Phila., March 19, 1780, d. unm. 
Dinapoor, India, Dec. 17, 1813, Lieut. 6th Bengal Cavalry 
and Paymaster of Muttra, where he gave food largely and 
secretly to the suffering people during a famine, 

(II) James Robertson, b. New York, Aug. 28, 1781, d. s. p. 
London, Dec. 27, 1854, K. H. and K. C, entered the Royal 
Engineers 1798, and served as an officer for more than half 

Shijjpen — Arnold branch. (65) 

a century, rising by merit to the rank of Major-General, 
at blockade and surrender of Malta in 1800, participated 
in campaign in Egypt 1801, served in the West Indies, — 
At Surinam, leading the storming party that captured Fort 
Leyden and Redoubt Frederic, he received a severe wound 
in the leg, and was presented with a sword valued at £100. 
On the accession of William IV, he was appointed aide-de- 
camp to his Majesty. He m. March 21, 1807, Virginia, 
dau. of Bartlett Goodrich, Esq., of Sailing Grove, Isle of 

(III) Margaret, b. Loudon, Jan. 27, 1783, d. there Aug. 
10, 1783, 

(IV) George, b. London, March 23, 1784, d. there May 10, 

(V) Sophia Matilda, b. Loudon, July 28, 1785, d. Sun- 
bury, Eng., June 28, 1828, m. Muttra, Bengal, April 17, 
1813, Captain, afterwards Col. Pownall Phipps, of the 
Mulgrave family, of Oaklands, Clonmel, Ireland, E. I. C. 
S. and K. C, d. Oaklands, Nov. 5, 1858, 

Issue (surname Phipps) : 

(1) Matilda, b. Agra, Aug. 29, 1814, d. unm. Clon- 
mel, 1860, 

(2) Elvira Anna, b. Agra, Nov. 5, 1815, d. Stoke 
Newington, July 10, 1850, m, April 18, 1843, Joshua 

Williams, Q. C, 

Issue (surname Williams) : 
Elvira Sophia, 
Alice Matilda, 
George Phipps, m. Canterbury, N. Z., Edith, dau. of Sir 

Thomas Tanci'ed, Bart, 
Isabella Frances, 
Pownall Toker, 

(3) Constantine Edward, b. Calcutta, March 9, 1817, 

Lt. 76th Foot, d. unm. Demerara, June 25, 1839, 

(4) Pownall James, b. Barrackpore, Jan. 31, 1818, d. 
at sea, March 1, 1823, 

(5) George William, b. Barrackpore, Dec. 27, 1820, 
Hector of Husband's Bosworth, Leicestershire, m. 

Agnes Bertha, dau. of John Witt of Southampton, 

Isssue (surname Phipps) : 
Agnes Sophia, 
Edgar Vivian Ay re, 
Bertha Matilda, 
Ada Minnie, 


{Q6) Shippen — Arnold branch. 

Edith Constance, d. Kensington, July 5, 1872, 
Florence Evelyn, 
Sidney Arnold, 
Gertrude Ethel, 
Grace Isabel, 

(VI) George, b. St. Johns, N. B., Sep. 5, 1787, d. India, 
Nov. 1, 1828, Lieut.-Co]. 2d Bengal Cavalry, m. Anne Mar- 
tinez Brown, 

Issue (surname Arnold) : 

(1) George H., of Queen's parade, Bath, b. 1829, d. 
1866, in. Nov. 2, 1864, Elizabeth Jane, dau. of 
Maj.-Geu. Sir Thomas Seaton, K. C. B., of Cole- 
worth House, East Beghiell, Suffolk, 
Issue (surname Arnold) : 
a daughter, 

(VII) William Fitch, b. London, June 25, 1794, d. Nov. 
7, 1846, of Little Messenden Abbey, Bucks, Magistrate for 
Bucks, Capt. 19th Lancers, m. May 19, 1819, Elizabeth 
Cecilia, only dau. of Alexander Huddach, Esq., of Tobago, 
Capt. R. N., 

Issue (surname Arnold) : 

(1) Edward Gladwin, b. April 25, 1823, Rector of 

Barrow, Cheshire, and afterwards of Great Massing- 

ham, Norfolk, m. Lady Charlotte Tollemache, dau. 

of the 2nd Marquis of Cholmondeley, 
Issue (surname Arnold) : 
Mercia Elizabeth, 

Edward Cholmondeley, d. Nov. 17, 1873, 
William Henry, E. N., 
Emma Charlotte Georgiana, 
Charles Lowther, 
Henrv Abel, 
Mabel, d. Jan. 1 1 , 1863, 
Mabel Caroline Frances, 
Arthur Seymour, 
Herbert Tollemache, 
George Hugh Bryant, 
Ada Caroline Margaret, 

(2) Margaret Stewart, b. March 4, 1820, d. May 20, 

1858, m. Weymouth, Dec. 6, 1854, Rev. Robert 
Hawkesworth Steele Rogers, 

(3) Elizabeth Sophia, d. Oct. 17, 1867, m. 1844, Rev. 
Bryant Burgess, M. A., Rector of Latimer, Bucks, 

(4) Georgiana Phipps, b. Aug. 9, 1824, d. April 9, 
1862, m. at Malcomb Regis, July 26, 1851, Rev. 
John Stephenson, 

(5) William Trail, b. Oct. 23, 1826, d. unm. of his 
wounds, Sebastopol, May 5, 1855, Capt. 4th Foot, 

Shippen — Arnold branch. (67) 

(6) Louise Russel, m. July 20, 1859, Rev. J. Cecil 
Rogers, M. A. 

Sarah Shippen, dau. of Edward and Sarah (nee Pluraley) Shippen, 
p. (54), b. Phila.,Feb. 22, 1730-1, bapt. March 21, 1730-1, d."Tinian," 
near Harrisburg, Sep. 17, 1784, ra. Phila., May 14, 1748, James Burd, 
son of Edward Burd, of Ormiston, near Edinburgh, Scotland, and 
his wife Jane Halliburton, dau. of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. 
He was b. Ormiston, March 10, 1726, and emigrated to Penna. In 
1755, he was Lieut.-Col. of a provincial Reg't, and Dec. 3, 1757, 
became its Col. During the Revolution he warmly espoused the 
cause of the colonies, and became, Sep. 18, 1775, Col. of the 2nd 
Battalion of Penna. Troops. He was very active in raising troops to 
aid in the cause of Independence. " The dissentions in his Battalion 
and reluctance on the part of his men to serve anywhere except in 
their own immediate neighborhood, caused him to resign, Dec, 1776. 
This was a source of deep regret, as, besides being fond of a mili- 
tary life, he had anticipated some reputation by exercising, in behalf 
of his country, the professional experience and knowledge which he 
possessed." His journal, dating from 1756 to 1757, giving interest- 
ing accounts of the operations of the Colonial forces, the building of 
Fort Augusta, at Shamokin, and a part of Washington's early career, 
■was published by the State of Penna. Col. Burd resided at "Tinian," 
near Harrisburg, where he d. Oct. 5, 1793. 
Issue of James and Sarah Burd : 

Sarah, b. Jan. 1, 1748-9, m. Jasper Yeates, see next page, 
Edward, b. Feb. 5, 1750-1, m. his cousin Elizabeth Shippen, 

see p. (70), 
Mary Shippen, b. Jan. 15, 1753, m. Peter Grubb, see p. (71), 
Allen, b. Shippensburg, Dec. 23, 1754, d. Lancaster, July 

10, 1764, 
Jane, b. Aug. 12, 1757, m. George Patterson, see p. (73), 
Anne, b. Lancaster, Sep. 3, 1759, d. Lancaster, Aug. 11, 

Margaret, b. Feb. 3, 1761, m. Jacob. Hubley, see p. (76), 
Elizabeth, b. Lancaster, Nov. 3, 1762, d. Lancaster, April 

12, 1763, 
James, b. Lancaster, Jan. 4, 1765, m. Elizabeth Baker, see 
p. (77), 

Joseph, b. Middletown, Jan. 8, 1768, d. , m., 1st, 

Catharine Cochrane, and, 2nd, Harriet Bailey, 

(68) Shippen — Burd branch. 

Issue (surname Bued) : 
Edward, d. y., 
Elizabeth, b. "Tiniau," Feb. 18, 1772, d. unm. 

Sarah Burd, dau. of James and Sarah {nee Shippen) Burd, on pre- 
ceding page, b. Phila., Jan. 1, 1748-9, d. Lancaster, Oct. 25, 1829, m. 
Lancaster, Dec. 30, 1767, Jasper Yeates, b. Phila., April 9, 1745, 
grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1761, was a member of the bar, and had the 
largest practice of any lawyer in the interior. He was a member of 
the Penna. Ratif. Convention 1787, and a Justice of the Supreme 
Court of Penna. 1791-1817, and compiler of Yeates' Reports, d. 
Lancaster, March 14, 1817. 

Issue of Jasper and Sarah Yeates, all b. Lancaster : 
Mary, b. March 13, 1770, m. Charles Smith, see below, 
John, b. June 29, 1772, d. s. p. Lancaster, Jan. 7, 1844, A. 
B. (U. of P.) 1792, m. Eliza, dau. of Daniel Buckley of 
Lancaster Co., 
Jasper, b. Aug. 30, 1774, d. Lancaster, Dec. 24, 1774, 
Sarah, b. Dec. 4, 1775, d. Lancaster, Nov. 12, 1776, 
Elizabeth, b. April 4, 1778, d. Lancaster, Aug. 3, 1867, m. 
May 2, 1808, Redmond Conyngham, son of David H. and 
Mary Conyngham, b. Phila., Sep. 19, 1781, d. Lancaster, 
June 16, 1846, 

Issue (surname Conyngham) : 

(1) Jasper Yeates, b. Lancaster, July 27, 1809, d. 

(2) David Hayfield, 

(3) Mary West, d. Jan. 6, 1816, 

(4) Redmond, d. Lancaster, Aug. 25, 1874, 

(5) Sarah Yeates, 

(6) Margaret Yeates, d. June 13, 1823, 
Margaret, b. April 24, 1780, d. unm. Lancaster, Feb. 1, 

Edward Shippex, b. May 17, 1782, d. Dec. 12, 1782, 
Catherine, b. Dec. 1, 1783, d. unm. Lancaster, June 7, 1866, 

r Sarah, b. Dec. 6, 1786, d. Dec. 7, 1786, 

I Edward, b. Dec. 6, 1786, d. Dec. 7, 1786. 

Mary Yeates, dau. of Jasper and Sarah [nee Burd) Yeates, above 
named, b. Lancaster, March 13, 1770, d. Beknont, Aug. 27, 1836, m. 

Shippen — Smith branch. (69) 

Lancaster, March 3, 1791, Charles Smith, son of the Eev. "William 
Smith, D. D., Provost of the Univ. of Penna., and his wife Rebecca, 
dau. of William Moore. Charles Smith was b. Phila., March 4, 1765, 
grad. Washington Coll., Md., studied law under his brother, Wm. 
Moore Smith, at Easton, Pa., admitted to the Phila. bar in 1786, 
mem. Am. Phil. Soc. 1805, Penna. Legis. 1806, edited the laws of 
Penna. with valuable notes. State Senator 1816, Pres. Judge 9th Cir- 
cuit Penna. 1817-20, hon. LL. D. (U. of P.) 1819, Pres. Judge Dis- 
trict Ct. Lancaster Co., Penna., 1820, d. Phila., March 18, 1836. 
Issue (surname Smith), all b. at Lancaster : 

(1) Jasper Yeates, b. March 15, 1792, d. unm. Nov. 19, 1823, 

(2) William Wemyss, b. Mch. 20, 1795, d. Huntingdon, Mch. 
27, 1828, 

(3) Williamina Elizabeth, b. Lancaster, Oct. 3, 1797, d. Jan. 
9, 1848, m. Lancaster, Feb. 22, 1822, Thomas B. McElwee, 

b. Oct. 31, 1792, member of the bar, d. Aug. 23, 1843, 

Issue (surname McElwee) : 

1. Mary Rebecca, b. Bedford, Pa., m., 1st, James M. Sleek, and, 
2nd, William J. Eock, 

Issue (surname Sleek) : 

Mary Rebecca, 

Issue (surname Rock) : 

Frederick Jackson, 

Wallace yiiippen, 

Florence Katherine, 

Frank Marburg, 

2. Charles John, b. Bedford Co., Pa., d. Jan. 7, 1850, 

3. Sarah Yeates, m. Townsend, son of Israel and Mary Whelen, 
b. Phila., April 3, 1822, d. Oct. 26, 1875, 

Issue (surname Whelen) : 

Henry, grad. Annapolis, late of U. S. N., m. Laura, dau. 
of William S. Baker, 

Issue (surname Whelen) : 
William Baker, 
Charles Smith, m. Mignonette, dau. of William A.Violet 
of New Orleans, 

Issue (surname Whelen) : 
Kingston Goddard, m. Mary Roberts Harbert, 
Issue (surname Whelen) : 
Sarah Yeates, 
Rebecca Harbert, 
Virginia Harbert, 
Alfred, M. D., grad. U. of P. Med. Dept. 1874, m. Sarah 
Wurts, dau. of Thomas Duncan Smith, 
Issue (surname Whelen) : 
Sarali Yeates, ra. Edward Tunis Bruen, M. D., 

4. Anne, d. May 15, 1842, 

5. Catherine Yeates, m. Evans W. Sliippen, see p. (87), 

(70) Shippen — Smith branch. 

(4) Sarah Yeates, b. March 24, 1802, d. 1846, m. Jan. 29, 

1823, Leonard Kimball, b. Dec. 11, 1785, Bradford, Mass., 

attorney-at-law, son of Edmund Kimball, 
Issue (surname Kimball), b. Baltimore: 

1. Charles Edmund, m. Sigismundi, dau. of Commodore Tribling, 
U. S. N., 

Issue, (surname Kimball) : 
Theodore Horatio, 
William Ware, 

2. Theodore Horatio, d. Feb. 22, 1874, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. 
Richard Fuller of Baltimore, d. Nov. 27, 1861, 

Issue (surname Kimball) : 
Richard Fuller, 

3. William Douglass, d. Baltimore, 1838, 

(5) Charles Edward, b. March 6, 1804, d. Jany. 2, 1829, m. 

Rebecca Owen Grogan of Baltimore, 
Issue (surname Smith) : 

Mary Yeates, b. 1829, d. Oct. 28, 1854, 

(6) Mary Margaret, b. Oct. 16, 1806, d. Jan. 11, 1869, m. 

George Briuton, son of John Hill and Sarah {nee Steinmetz) 

Brinton, b. March 7, 1804, d. June 30, 1858, A. B. (U. of 

P.) 1822, 

Issue (surname Brinton): 

1. John Hill, A. B. (U. of P.) 1850, took his degree of M. D. at 
the Jefferson Medical College 1852, Fellow of the College of 
Physicians of Phila. 1856, was Surgeon and Brigade-Surgeon 
to the U. S. Vols. 1861-5, Professor at Jefferson Coll. 1882, m. 
Sarah, dau. of Revd. F. de Witt Ward of Geneseo, N. Y., 

Issue (surname Brinton) : 


John Hill, 
/ Jasper Yeates, d. Sep. 22, 1876, 
I Ward, 

Jasper Yeates, 


2. Mary Yeates, 

3. Sarah Frederica, m. J. M, Da Costa, M. D., Prof. Jefferson Med, 

Issue (surname Da Costa) : 
Charles Frederick, 

4. Margaret Yeates, m. N. Chapman Mitchell of the Phila. bar, 

Issue (surname Mitchell) : 
Mary Brinton, 
John Kearsley, 
Elizabeth Kearsley, 

(7) Theodore Horatio, b. Jan. 20, 1809, d. March 27, 1837, 

(8) Catherine Yeates, b. Dec. 31, 1810, d. Jidy 3, 1817. 

Edward Bued, son of James and Sarah (nee Shippen) Burd, p. 
(67), b. Phila., Feb. 5, 1750-1, received a collegiate education, and 
studied law with his uncle Mr. Shippen, practiced law at Peading. 
Always a decided Whig, when the war with Great Britain broke out, 
he accepted the command of a volunteer corps, was captured at the 

Shlppen — Burd branch. (71) 

battle of Long Island, and after his exchange, was prevented by ill 
health from continuing in the Array. He then accepted the office of 
Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, and so faithfully discharged his 
duties, that he was retained in it through the various changes of admin- 
istration, d. Phila., July 24, 1833, m. Phila., Dec. 17, 1778, Elizabeth, 
dan. of Edward and Margaret Shippen, b. Sep. 15, 1754, d. March 
26, 1828, bu. Xt. Ch., see p. (59). 

Issue, b. Phila. (surname Burd) : 

Edward Shippen, b. Dec. 25, 1779, A. B. (U. of P.) 1794, 
Trustee 1831-1839 and 1842-1844, member of the Phila. 
bar, but in the care of his family estates was not able to 
pursue his legal tastes to any extent, yet, from time to time, 
he interested himself in various measures for the well-being 
of the city, — He largely endowed St. Stephen's Church. 
He and his family spent many years in Europe. He d. in 
1848. He m. Phila., Aug. 20, 1810, Eliza Howard Sims, 
dau. of Joseph Sims, d. April, 1860, — 
Issue (surname Burd) : 

(1) Edward Shippen, b. June 19, 1811, d. July 2, 

(2) Edward, b. July 11, 1812, d. Aug. 25, 1812, 

(3) James, b. July 3, 1814, d. July 14, 1814, 

(4) Elizabeth, b. Phila., Nov. 6, 1816, d. unm. at 
Maidstone, Co. Kent, Eng., July 25, 1845, 

(5) Margaret Coxe, b. Sep. 6, 1819, d. unm. April 27, 

(6) Edward, b. July 31, 1820, bu. Feb. 3, 1823, 

(7) Wooddrop Sims, b. May 2, 1822, d. France, May 
11, 1837, 

(8) Edward, b. Feb., 1827, d. March 13, 1827, 
Maegaret, b. Aug. 20, 1781, d. s. p. Phila., May 19, 1845, 

bu. Xt. Ch., m. Phila., Jan. 9, 1800, Daniel W. Coxe, bj 
Phila., Sep., 1769, d. June 4, 1852, 3d son of William Coxe 
and Mary Francis his wife, 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 11, 1782, d. Oct. 6, 1786, 
Sarah, b. Phila., April 8, 1786, d. unm. June 11, 1855. 

Mary Shippen Burd, dau. of James and Sarah {nee Shippen) 
Burd, p. (67), b. Shippensburg, Jan. 15, 1753, d. "Hopewell Forge," 
Feb. 23, 1774, m. "Tinian," Nov. 28, 1771, Peter, son of John 

(72) Shippen — Grubb branch. 

Grubb of Lancaster, b. Sep. 8, 1740, with his brother, Curtis Grubb, 
was a prominent ironmaster of Lancaster Co., was Col. in the Revo- 
tionary Army, d. " Hopewell Forge," Jan. 17, 1786. 

Issue of Peter and Mary S. Grubb, b. "Hopewell Forge:" 
Allen Burd, b. Sep. 12, 1772, dec'd, studied medicine, and 
went to Tennessee, then a wilderness, he m. there, and had 
two sons, one d. y. and the other. Nelson Byers, was killed 
in Arkansas while still a young man, 
Henry Batks, b. Feb. 6, 1774, d. Mt. Hope Furnace, March 
9, 1823, m., 1st, Ann, dau. of John Carson of Dauphin Co., 
b. July 4, 1781, d. Mt. Hope, Oct. 19, 1806, and, 2nd, 
Harriet Amelia, dau. of Daniel Buckley of Lancaster Co., 
Issue by 1st wife (surname Grubb) : 

(1) Henry, b. Mt. Hope, Sep. 30, 1806, d. Lancaster, 
June 6, 1873, changed his name by an act of th'e 
Legislature to Carson, 

Issue by 2d wife, b. at Mt. Hope (surname Grubb) : 

(2) Edward Burd, m. Nov. 9, 1837, Euphemia B., dau. 

of Isaac B. Parker of Carlisle, 

Issue (surname Grubb) : 

1. Edward Burd, Lieut, in 3rd Regt., N, .J. Volunteers, 
1861, Brev. Brig.-Gen. 1865, now Capt. 1st Troop Phila. 
City Cav., m. Elizabeth Wadsworth Van Rensselaer, 

Issue (surname Grubb) : 
Euphemia Van Rensselaer, 

2. Isaac Parker, Adjutant 37tli Reg., N. J. Volunteers, d. 
num. iu camp during siege of Petersburg, 

3. Henry Bates, m. Annie, dau. of the Right Rev. Bp. 
W. H. Odenheimer, and widow of Ball, 

Issue (surname Grubb) : 
Edward Burd, 

4. Charles Ross, m. Florence Reynolds, 

Issue (surname Grubb) : 

5. Euphemia Parker, m. D^ Metr^ Cerkez of Roumania, 

Issne (surname Cerkez) : 
Firenze Euphemia, 
Theodore Edward, 

(3) Charles Buckley, d. unm. Aug. 15, 1833, 

(4) Clement Allen, m. Feb. 27, 1841, Mary Ann, dau. 

of Charles Brooke of Hibernia, 
Issue (surname Grubb) : 

1. Harriet Brooke, m. Stephen Baldwin Irwin, d. Oct., 

Issue (surname Irwin) : 

2. Charles Brooke, 

3. Mary, m. Joseph Bumm Ball, 

Issue (surname Ball) : 
Two children, 

4. Ella Jane, m. L. Heber Smith, 

Shippen — Grubb branch. (73) 

Issue (surname Smith) : 
Clement Grubb, 

Daisy Emily, • 
5. Elizabeth Brooke, 

(5) Mary Shippen, m. George W. Parker, son of Isaac 

B. Parker, 

Issue (surname Parker) : 
1. Mary Veazey, m. William Lowber Welsh, son of Hon. 
John Welsh, U. S. Minister to Great Britain, 

(6) Sarah Elizabeth, m. John George Ogilvie of New- 
castle-upon-Tyne, Eng., gr.-gr'dson of the Earl of 

Airlie, d. Mt. Hope, June 30, 1852, 
Issue (surname Ogilvie) : 
1. Elizabeth Gibson, 

(7) Alfred Bates, m. Ellen, dau. of Henry Farnum of 


Issue (surname Grubb) : 

1. Alfred Bates, 

2. Ellen Farnum, 

3. Anna Newbold, 

4. Mary Elizabeth, 

5. Rosalie Sarah. 

Jane Burd, b. Lancaster, Aug. 12, 1757, dau. of James and 
Sarah {nee Shippen) Burd, p. (67), dec'd, m. " Tinian," Aug. 8, 1783, 
George Patterson, son of James and Mary Patterson, b. July 24, 1762, 
d. Chestnut Hill, Oct. 31, 1814. 

Issue of George and Jane Patterson : 

Sarah, b. Middletown, Nov. 10, 1784, d. Juniata, Feb. 8, 

Mary, b. Middletown, July 8, 1786, d. unm. Pottsville, May, 

James Burd, b. July 8, 1788, dec'd, m. Matilda Downs, 
Issue (surname Patterson) : 

(1) Mary, 

(2) James Burd, m. his cousin Mary Matilda, dau. of 

James Burd Hubley, see p. (76), 
Issue (surname Patterson) : 
Edward Burd, 
Florence Eugenia, 
James Hubley, 
Malcolm Downs, 
Arthur Snowden, 
Pauline Annie, d. y., 
Thomas Walker, 
Francis Hubley, 

(3) Joseph, 

(74) Shippen — Patterson branch. 

Edwaed, b. Juniata, Feb. 21, 1790, d. y. at Chestnut Hill, 
Joseph Shippen, b. July 10, 1791, d. at Chestnut Hill, 
William Augustus, b. Juniata, Nov. 1, 1792, dee'd, m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Charles Willson Peale, 
Issue (surname Patterson) : 

(1) Charles, 

(2) Sophonisba, m. George Herkerscheimer, 
Charlotte, b. Juniata, March 9, 1794, dec'd, m., 1st., Wil- 
liam Thompson, and, 2nd, Thompson, 

Issue, by 1st husband (surname Thompson) : 

(1) Edward, 

(2) AYilliam, m. Isabella Marr, 

Issue, by 2nd husband (surname Thompson) : 

(3) Lucia, 

(4) Theodore, m. Catherine Troutman, 

(5) Theophilus, 

(6) Josephine, 

Eliza, b. Juniata, Dec. 6, 1795, d. Pottsville, Sep. 12, 1864, 
m. Phila, March 6, 1820, Rubens Peale, son of Charles 
Willson Peale and his first wife Rachel Brewer, 
Issue (surname Peale) : 

(1) Charles Willson, m. , 

Issue (surname Peale) : 

(2) George Patterson, 

(3) William, 

(4) Mary Jane, 

(5) James Burd, m., 1st, Mary C. McBurney, and, 
2nd, Mary R. F. Wilmer, d. 1881, dau. of Rev. 

Simon Wilmer of Md., 

Issue, by 1st wife (surname Peale) : 

Mary Burd, 

Issue, by 2n<i wife (surname Peale) : 

Eleanor Wilmer, 



Elizabeth Burd, 

(6) Edward Burd, m. his cousin Louisa H., dau. of 

Francis Shippen Hubley, see p. (77), 
Issue (surname Peale) : 
Annie Francis, 

George, b. Juniata, Sep. 5, 1797, d. July, 1871, m., 1st, 
Maria Shinkle, and, 2ud, Lydia Adams, 

Shipiyen — Patterson branch. (75) 

Issue, by 1st wife (surname Patterson) : 

(1) Frederick, m. Elizabeth Loeser, 

(2) George Stewart, m., 1st, Deborah, dau. of John 

Knorr, and, 2nd, Sarah Harman, 

Issue, all by 1st wife (surname Patterson) : 
Elizabeth Mary Louisa, 

Thomas Wilson, 
Anne Shearer, 

Frederick, d. March 25, 1867, 
Bertha, d. Dec. 21, 1869, 
George, d. April 9, 1872, 
Sarah Knorr, 
Stewart Howell, 

(3) Edward Burd, m. Rebecca Wilson, 

Issue (surname Patterson) : 
Howard, m. Elizabeth Brown, 

Ida, m. Percy, 


(4) William F., m., 1st, Mary Jane Weaver, and, 2nd, 

Matilda Clemens, 

Issue, by 1st wife (surname Patterson) : 

Frank Weaver, 


Issue, by 2d wife (surname Patterson) : 


(5) Mary Jane, d. March 8, 1838, 

(6) Emily E., d. Oct. 5, 1838, 
Issue, by 2d wife (surname Patterson) : 

(7) Theodore F.^ m. Harriet Dungan White, dau. of 

Duncan White and his wife Catherine Dungan, 

Issue (surname Patterson) : 
Duncan White, 

(8) John Adams, m. Matilda Loeser, 

Issue (surname Patterson) : 
Theodore F., 

(9) Emma Jane, m. Frederick J. Naile, U. S. N., 

Issue (surname Naile) : 
George Patterson, 

(10) Mary Eliza, m. David R. Beaver, M. D., 
Issue (surname Beaver) : 

Jolm Douglas, 
Gilbert Burd, 

(11) Lydia A., 

(12) Horace, 

(13) Rubens Peale, 

(76) Shippen — Patterson branch. 

(14) Belle, 

(15) Lincoln. 

Margaeet Burd, b. Lancaster, Feb. 3, 1761, dau. of James and 
Sarah [nee Shippen) Burd, p. (67), dec'd, m. "Tinian," Nov. 3, 1786, 
Jacob Hubley, son of Bernard and Eva Magdalena Hubley, b. Lan- 
caster, Nov. 10, 1757, attorney-at-law, dec'd. 
Issue of Jacob and Margaret Hubley : 

James Burd, b. Feb. 7, 1788, attorney-at-law, m. Margaret 

Issue (surname Hubley) : 

(1) John Jacob, d. y., 

(2) Sarah A. M., d. y., 

(3) Margaret Burd, m. George Schall, 

Issue (surname Schall) : 
John Hubley, m. Mary W. Main, 
Issue (surname Schall) : 
Louisa Main, 
/ William Main, 
\ John Hubley, 
Mary Hubley, 

(4) Mary Matilda, m. her cousin James Burd Patter- 
son, see p. (73), 

(5) Ann Keene, m. Edward Bennett, 

Issue (surname Bennett) : 
Annie Williams, 
Mary Hubley, 

Sarah Yeates, b. Reading, Dec. 22, 1789, d. Germantown, 
m. Pottstown, Lewis Walker, son of Thomas Walker and 
Ann Hoeckley his wife, d. Spring Forge, York Co., 
Issue (surname Walker) : 

(1) Margaret Hubley, 

(2) Thomas Hubley, member of the bar, one of the 

judges of Schuylkill Co., Pa., m. Susan E., dau. of 

Daniel Schollenberger, 
Issue (surname Walker) : 
Lewis Burd, 
Emma, d. y., 
Sarah C, 
T. Clarence, 

(3) Lewis Leonard, M. D., grad. Med. Dept. U. of P. 

John Jacob, b. Reading, Feb. 15, 1792, d. April 19, 1792, 
Edward Ballaexor, b. Reading, Feb. 3, 1793, attorney-at- 
law, d. s. p., m. Eliza Heister Spayd, dec'd. 

Shippen — Ruble y branch. (77) 

Joseph, d. y., 

Mary Irad, b. Reading, April 19, 1797, dec'd, 

Margaret Burd, b. Reading, March 17, 1801, d. unm. 

April 29, 1824, 
Francis Shippen, m. Rachel Hobart Potts, 
Issue (surname Hubley) : 
Julia H., d. J., 
William Potts, d. y., 
Anna Elizabeth, 

Edward Burd, m. Mary W. Pollock, 
Louisa H., m. her cousin Edward Burd Peale, see 
p. (74), 
Anna Louisa. 

James Burd, b. Lancaster, Jan. 4, 1765, son of James and Sarah 
{nee Shippen) Burd, p. (67), dec'd, m. Elizabeth Baker. 
Issue (surname Burd) : 

Joseph, d. April, 1859, m. Margaret McCoy, 
Issue (surname Burd) : 

Elizabeth, m. Page, 

Edward Shippen, d. Nov. 20, 1856, 
Josephine, m. Augustus Springman, 
James Patterson, M. D., m. Phila., Elizabeth Bordley 
Twiggs Shippen, dau. of Edward Shippen, she d. s. p. 
Mch. 4, 1872, see p. (86), 

Joseph Shippen, m. , 

Edward Shippen, d. unm., Shippensburg, Oct. 3, 1857, 
Allen, b. Shippensburg, Oct. 19, 1843, m. Mary Ann Sell- 
ers, d. Shippensburg, June 15, 1845, 
Issue (surname Burd) : 

James Shippen, b. Juniata Co., m. Henrietta Maria, 
dau. of Peter Ege of Pine Grove Furnace, d. Min- 
neapolis, Dec. 16, 1878, 

Issue (surname Burd) : 
James Shippen, d. y. July 3, 1867. 

Joseph Shippen, son of Edward and Sarah {nee Plumley) Ship- 
pen, p. (54), b. Phila., Oct. 30, 1732, bapt. Nov. 26, 1732, grad. A. B. 
(Princeton) 1753, entered the Provincial Army, in which he rose to 
the rank of Col., and served in the expedition that captured Fort 
Du Quesne. After the troops were disbanded, he went to Europe, 

(78) Shippen. 

partly on a mercantile adventure, but ciiiefly for the advantages to 
be derived from foreign travel. He returned to Phila., Dec, 1761, 
and was appointed, Jan. 2, 1762, Secretary to the Provincial Coun- 
cil. After eleven years of strict attention to his duties, he repre- 
sented to the Council that "£11 a year was by no means an ade- 
quate satisfaction for his services." Later on, his health becoming 
infirm, he removed, about 1773, to Kennett Square, Chester Co., 
Penna., where he busied himself with rural pursuits. On Jan. 19, 
1765, he joined the Am. Philos. Soc. His health continued feeble for 
several years, but he remained Sec. of the Council until the Revolu- 
tionary war. He removed to a place which he purchased in Chester 
Co., and which, in honor of his mother, he called Plumley. He was 
appointed Judge of Lancaster Court in 1789, and d. there, having 
served his country and filled with honor many reputable stations, 
esteemed by all who knew him as an eminently just and upright 
man. To his services as a soldier, he added the accomplishments of 
a scholar and of a man of taste, and was not destitute of some talent 
in versification. He is said to have written the following lines, 
which give us the names of the belles of his day : 


" In lovely White's most pleasing form, 
What various graces meet ! 
How blest with every striking charm ! 
How lauguishingly sweet ! 

" With just such elegance and grace, 
Fair, charming Swift appears ; 
Thus Willing, whilst she awes, can please; 
Thus Polly Franks endears. 

"A female softness, manly sense. 
And conduct free from art. 
With every pleasing excellence. 
In Inglis charm the heart. 

" But see ! another fair advance. 
With love commanding all ; 
See ! happy in the sprightly dance. 
Sweet, smiling, fair McCall. 

" Each blessing which indulgent Heaven 
On mortals can bestow, 
To thee, enchanting maid, is given 
Its masterpiece below. 

" In Sally Coxe's form and face, 
True index of her mind, 
The most exact of human race 
Not one defect can find. 

• Shippen. (79) 

" Thy beauty every breast alarms, 
And many a swain can prove 
That he who views your conquering charms, 
Must soon submit to love. 

"With either Chew such beauties dwell, 
Such charms by each are shared, 
No critic's judging eye can tell 
Which merits most regard. 

" 'Tis far beyond the painter's skill, 
To set their charms to view ; 
As far beyond the poet's quill 
To give the praise that's due." 

Mr. Shippen was also fond of the fine arts, and early noted Benja- 
min West's genius, and, together with Mr. William Allen and other 
friends, greatly aided him with means for pursuing his artistic studies 
in Italy, for which West was grateful during life. Mr. Shippen m. 
Xt. Church, Sep. 29, 1768, Jane, only child of John Galloway of 
Maryland, and his sedond wife, Jane, widow of William Fishbourne 
of Phila., b. Phila., Sep. — , 1745, d. "Plumley," Feb. 17, 1801, 
buried Radnor Cimrch yard. Mr. Shippen d. Lancaster, Feb. 10, 
1810, bu. St. James Ch. yard, Lancaster. 
Issue : 

Robert, b. Phila., July 10, 1769, m. Priscilla Thompson, see 

next page, 
Sarah, b. Phila., Sep. 3, 1770, d. Phila., March 3, 1773, bu. 

St. Peter's Ch. yard, 
John, b. Phila., Oct. 31, 1771, d. Sep. — , 1805, lived at 
Shippensburg, m. June 25, 1789, Abigail Caroline Rey- 
nolds, dec'd. 
Issue : 

Edward Burd Yeates, b. Aug. 17, 1804, d. unm. 
Hagerstown, Md., when about twenty years of age, 
Mary, b. Phila., May 17, 1773, m. Samuel Swift, see p. (83), 
Charles, b. Sep. 5, 1774, d. Phila., July 31, 1775, bu. St. 

Peter's Ch. yard, 
Ann, b. Phila., Oct. 12, 1775, d. July 28, 1776, bu. St. Pe- 
ter's Ch. yard, 
Elizabeth, b. Kennett Square, Chester Co., Pa., Feb. 21, 

1780, d. unm. 1801, bu. at Shippensburg, 
Margaret, b. Kennett Square, Oct. 13, 1782, d. unm. Phila., 
May 9, 1876, bu. Laurel Hill, 

(80) Shippen. 

Joseph Galloway, b. Dec. 25, 1783, m. Anna Maria Buck- 
ley, see p. (85), 

Heney, b. Dec. 28, 1788, m. Elizabeth Wallis Evans, see 
p. (86). 

Robert Shippen, son of Joseph and Jane {nee Galloway) Shippen, 
page (79), b. Phila., July 10, 1769, baptized Jan. 1, 1770, was a class- 
ical scholar, lived first at " Tivoli," an estate of four hundred acres, 
opposite to " Plumley," later moved to " Fons Salutis," in Lancaster 
Co., m. 1791, Priscilla, dau. of Robert and Mary Thomj)son of Ches- 
ter Co., b. Middletown, Chester Co., 1771, d. " Fons Salutis," Sep. 17, 
1834. Mr. Shippen d. there Dec. 31, 1840. 
Issue, b. Chester Co. : 

(I) Mary, b. Feb. 7, 1792, d. "Fons Salutis," April 1, 1856, ni. 
March 6, 1817, James Maxwell, b. 1786, d. April 14, 1823, 

Issue (surname Maxwell) : 

William Smith, b. Jan. 11, 1816, d. unm. Nov. 9, 

Robert Shippen, b. Oct. 6, 1820, d. unm. Oct. 28, 

Samuel Parke, b. Oct. 8, 1822, d. unm., 

(II) Charles, b. Oct. 20, 1793, d. Venango Co., Pa., Aug. 22, 
1870, m. Nov. 17, 1818, Martha, dau. of Ralph Eddowes 
of Chester, Eng., and his wife Sarah Kenwick of Wales, b. 
June 14, 1789, d. Feb. 5, 1870, 

Issue : 

Priscilla, m. Rev. Carleton Albert Staples, son of 

Jason and Phila Staples of Mendon, Mass., 
Issue (surname Staples) : 
Charles Jason, 

Robert, living in New York, 

Ellen, d unm. Meadville, Nov. 2, 1865, 

Mary, m. Clinton Cullum, son of Arthur and Harriet 

Sturgis Cullum, 

Issue (surname Cullum) : 
Martha Shippen, 
Charles Shippen, 
Ellen Elizabeth, 
Edgar Percy, 

Margaret, m. Meadville, Rev. Nahor Augustus Staples, 
son of Jason and Phila Staples, 

Issue (surname Staples) : 
Frederick Augustus, 
Cora Collyer, 

Shippen. (81) 

John, b. Aug. 13, 1796, lived until the age of twenty-four, 
at his father's farms in Lane, and Chester Co., then entered 
into different business pursuits, the iron interests more espe- 
cially, and read law with his Uncle Henry Shippen, and 
surveyed with him his lands in Western Penna., which 
experience was the foundation of many anecdotes that he 
loves to narrate, — He then went to Phila., and during the 
excitement in the anthracite coal region, went to Pottsville, 
where he was made, Nov. 15, 1830, Director in the "Miners' 
Bank of Pottsville," afterwards called the "Miners' Na- 
tional Bank of Pottsville," and on March 1, 1831, was 
elected its President, which position he held for over fifty- 
one years, and under his careful guidance, the Bank grew 
in importance, and now has an excellent record. On June 
1, 1882, Mr. Shippen resigned his position, on account of 
his advanced age, and the Bank immediately tendered him 
a most complimentary set of resolutions. He m. May 19, 
1831, his cousin, Margaret McCall Swift, b. June 2, 1796, 
d. April 6, 1873, see p. (83), (Elizabeth Swift Shippen),— 
Issue : 

Elizabeth Swift, 
Samuel Swift, 

Emma, d. y., Dec. 14, 1839, 

Edwin, grad. (Polytechnic Coll., Phila.) as Civil Eugr., 
— When President Lincoln first called for troops, at 
the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Shippen enlisted 
at once, in the Washington Artillery Co. of Pottsville, 
which, with four other Penna. companies, formed the 
five hundred and thirty men who passed through the 
mob at Baltimore, and were the first to arrive at 
Washington (April 18, 1861), where they were warmly 
welcomed, and received the thanks of Congress, July 
4, 1861. In 1862, he was Sergeant 2d Reg. P. S. M., 
and in 1863, 1st Lieut. 39th Reg. P. V. M., d. Potts- 
ville, May 7, 1869,— 
Richard, b. Feb. 2, 1798, d. Shippensville, Clarion Co., Jan. 
19, 1872, ra. Magdalena, dau. of John Black, 
Issue : 

William Rupert, 

Harriet, m. Ephraira P. Hastings, 


(82) ^Shipjien. 

Mary Ann, 

Robert, d. unra. Nov. 26, 1880, 
Margaret Jane, ra. Charles Ellis, 
Elizabeth, b. April 12, 1800, 

Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1802, d. Lane. Co., June 6, 1879, m. April 
24, 1833, Robert Patterson, son of James Patterson, b. 
March 21, 1787, d. March 31, 1861, 
Issue (surname Patterson) : 

Bordley Shippen, m. Emma M. Worth, 

Issue (surname Patterson) : 

Bobert Leslie, 

Ford Worth, 

Eliza Shippen, 
Edward, m. Margaret Alexander, 
Issue (surname Patterson) : 

Clement Robert, d. June 9, 1876, 

Mary Shippen, 

Kormau Alexander, 

Sarah Siiippen, 

Thompson, b. Feb. 19, 1804, d. unra. Phila., March 19, 1881, 

bu. Lane. Co., 
Beale BordIvEV, b. Deo. 1, 1805, d. inim. Mt. Yernon Iron 

Works, Aug. 10, 1834, 
Hannah, m. Sep. 17, 1829, William Ewing, son of Alexan- 
der Ewing, b. Dec. 24, 1803, d. March, 1880, 
Issue (surname Ewing) : 

Robert Shippen, d. May 17, 1867, m. Isabella Evans, 

Issue (surname Ewing ) : 

Howard Evans, d. Jan. 22, 1864, 

Edward Shippen, d. Aug. 2, 1863, 

Sarah Patton, d. Mav 5, 1865, 

William Parke, d. Julv 5, 1872, 

Eobert Shii)pen, d. Sep. 26, 1867, 
Alexander, m. Mary A. Scott, 
Issue (surname Ewing) : 

Harrv Scott, 


Jane Galloway, b. June 30, 1809, d. " Fons Salutis," Aug. 

24, 1839, 
Margaret, b. June 30, 1809, d. near Shippensville, Feb. 16, 
1874, m. July 18, 1833, Jacob Black, 
Issue (surname Black) : 

Priscilla, d. March 8, 1862, m. Robert Montgomery, 

William Henry Harrison, 

Jane, ra., 1st, C. S. Walker, and, 2nd, Alexander Craw- 
ford, M. D., 

Shippen. (83) 

Issue (siirnanie Walker) : 

Jacob, m. , 

Josephine, m. Corbitt, 

Joseph, b. July 18, 1812, d. unrn. " Fons Salutis," May 27, 

Anna Maria, b. July 26, 1814, d. unm. " Fons Salutis," July 
11, 1847. 

Mary Shippen, dau. of Joseph and Jane {nee Galloway) Shippen, p. 
(79), b.Phila., May 17, 1773, d. June 2, 1809, ra. Feb. 11, 1793, Samuel 
Swift, son of Joseph Swift of Phila. and his wife Margaret, dau. of 
George McCall, b. Phila., Jan. 12, 1771, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1786, 
studied law with Judge Yeates. Educated a Federalist, he neverthe- 
less espoused the Democratic policy, wliich he occasionally advocated 
in articles greatly esteemed for vigor, candor, research, and polish. 
He possessed much natural poetical talent, which he cultivated and 
exercised up to his decease. Preferring the independence of a coun- 
try life, he lived at his place, " the Grove," in Phila. Co., d. German- 
town, Nov. 28, 1847, bu. with his w. in the graveyard of the ancient 
Episcopal Ch. at Oxford, near Phila. 

Issue of Samuel and Mary Swift : 

Margaret McCall, b. Phila., June 2, 1796, m. her cousin 

John Shippen, see p. (81), 
William, b. at "the Grove," Aug. 3, 1797, d. unm. Nov. 2, 

1838, wrote in favor of free trade, 
Mary, b. at "the Grove," Nov. 22, 1798, d. Feb. 15, 1877, 
bu. Kingsessing Ch. yard, m. by Bishop White, Sep. 9, 
1824, to Matthew Brooke Buckley, son of Daniel Buckley, 
ironmaster, and Sarah Brooke his w., b. Oct. 31, 1794, 
ironmaster, Pres. Phila., Wilmington, and Baltimore R. E,. 
Co., d. March 8, 1856, bu. Kingsessing Ch. yard.. 
Issue (surname Buckley) : 

Edward Swift, b. Phila., ironmaster. Trustee of Bishop 
White Prayer Book Soc'y and Episcopal Academy, 
Director of the Library Co. of Phila., of Phila. Sav- 
ings Fund, etc., m., 1st, Harriet J., dau. of Hon. 
Thomas Smith, M. C, she d. 1853, and he m., 2nd, 
Catharine, dau. of Col. John G. Watmough, she d. 
1859, and he m., 3rd, Mary Wain Wistar, dau. of 
Hon. Richard Vaux, 

(84) Shippen — Swift branch. 

Issue, by 1st wife (surname Buckley) : 

Mary Swift, 
Issue, by 2nd wife (surname Buckley) : 


Edward Swift, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 
Issue, by 3rd wife (surname Buckley) : 

Richard Vaux, 


Margaret Shippen, 

Joseph, b. at "the Grove," Dec. 26, 1799, was educated at a 
classical school in New Jersey, came to Phila. in 1818, and 
was associated with the firm of Thomas Biddle & Co., bank- 
ers and brokers, until 1842, when he retired from business, 
went abroad, and traveled extensively, his business talents 
were highly appreciated by his fellow-citizens, and again 
and again he was elected to serve as director of different 
corporations, such as the Phila. Bank and the Phila. Sav- 
ings Fund, in which he held the position, which he still 
retained at the time of his death, for more than twenty-six 
years. He was m. by Bishop White, Nov. 24, 1831, to Eliza 
Moore, dau. of George Willing see p. (102), d. Sep. 9, 1840. 
Mr. Swift d. July 1, 1882, bu. with his w. in Oxford Ch. 

Issue (surname Swift) : 

Emily, m. at her father's country seat, " Woodfield," 
to Thomas Balch, son of Lewis P. W. and Eliza- 
beth W. Balch, b. Leesburg, Loudon Co., Va., July 
23, 1821, grad. A. B. (Columbia), member of the 
■ bar, but devoted himself to literary pursuits, was 
the first to propose a Court of International Arbi- 
tration, wrote several articles on finance and social 
science, " Les Franyais en Amerique, pendant la 
Guerre de I'Independance des Etats-Unis, 1777- 
1783," and edited with copious notes, "Letters and 
Papers relating chiefly to the Provincial History of 
Peuna.," "The Maryland Papers," and others, d. 
Phila., March 29, 1877, 

Issue (surname Balch) : 
Elise Willing, 

Edwin Swift, grad. A. B. (Harvard), of Phila. bar, 
Joseph Swift, d. y. Paris, France, July 3, 1864, 
Thomas Willing, 
George, d. y,, 

Mary, m. Horace G. Browne, 

Shippen — Swift branch, (85) 

Issue (surname Browne) : 

Joseph Swift, m. Elizabeth Farley Corbin, 
Issue (surname Browne) : 
Joseph Swift, 
Farley Corbin, 
Charles Willing, 
Eliza Willing, 

George, b. March 9, 1801, d. July 16, 1801, 
Samuel, ra. Mary A. Royer, 
Issue (surname Swift) : 

Emma Louisa, d. Dec. 23, 1859, 

"William Henry, ra. Eliza Clewloe Lewis Grubb, 

Issue (surname Swift) : 
• Anna Yaughan, 

Emma Louisa, 


Sallie, ra. Thomas Gumming Zulich, 

Joseph, ra. Gertrude Horton Dorr, 

Issue (surname Swift) : 
Frances Dorr, 

Elizabeth Shippen, 
John Dorr, 

Edwin, d. March 18, 1852, 
Sarauel, d. Feb. 10, 1852, 
Elizabeth Shippen, 
John, d. y., 
Sarah Bordley, 

Jane Galloway, m. May 6, 1834, John Swift (not a kins- 
man), b. March 15, 1808, d. March 10, 1872, bu. at Eas- 
ton, Pa. 

Joseph Galloway Shippen, son of Joseph and Jane {nee Gal- 
loway) Shippen, p. (79), b. '' Plumley," Chester Co., Dec. 25, 1783, d. 
Sep. 6, 1857, M. D., grad. U. of P. Med. Dep., m. Nov. 10, 1814, 
Anna Maria, dau. of Daniel Buckley of Lancaster Co. and his wife 
Sarah Brooke, b. Nov. 21, 1790, d. Nov. 17, 1865. 
Issue : 
Harriet Amelia, 
Joseph, M. D., 

Edward, b. " Elm Hill," Lancaster Co., of Phila. Bar, Com- 
missioner to Centennial Exhibition, received Oct. 10, 1877, 
from Victor Emmanuel II, the order of "Cavaliere della 

(86) Shippen. 

Corona d'ltalia," m. Augusta Chauncey, dau. of Major Levi 
and Priscilla Decatur Twiggs, 
Issue : 

Elizabeth Bordley Twiggs, d. s. p. March 4, 1872, m. 

Dr. James Patterson Bard, see p. (79), 
Frances Stockton, d. Aug. 18, 1853, 
Sarah Burd, m. Phlla., William Whitehead West of 
Savannah, Ga., son of Dr. Charles W. and Eliza 
Alice West, 

Issue (surname West) : 

Edward Shippen, d. y. June, 1882, 
Charles William, 
Augusta Twiggs Shippen, 
William Whitehead, 

Anna Maeia, d. Phila., Sep. 30, 1871, m. William Newell 
of Schuylkill Co., Penna., 
Issue (surname Newell) : 

William Harraar, d. Aug. — , 1867, 

Joseph Galloway, d. , 1867, 

Edward Shippen. 

Henry Shippen, son of Joseph and Jane (nee Galloway) Shippen, 
p. (79), b. Dec. 28, 1788, d. Meadville, March 2, 1839, was educated for 
the bar, and in successful practice at Lancaster. When the war of 1812 
broke out, he joined the army, and proved his valor and patriotism 
during the attack on Baltimore. He sutiered afterwards from in- 
flammatory rheumatism, but on recovery, resumed his profession, and 
moved to Meadville, became member of the Legislature, and Presi- 
dent Judge of the Sixth Judicial District, m. May 1, 1817, Elizabeth 
Wallis Evans, b. March 24, 1798. 
Issue : 

Frances, m. Edgar Huidekoper, b. May 30, 1812, d. Sep. 9, 

Issue (surname Huidekoper) : 

Henry Shippen, grad. A. B. (Harvard) enlisted Aug. 
28,' 1862, first Capt., then Col. U. S. A., at battles of 
Pollock's Mill, Cliance]lorville,and Gettysburg, where 
he lost his right arm, and was taken prisoner, then re- 
leased, was compelled to resign on account of effects 
of wound, March 6, 1864, appointed Major-Gen. of 
20th Division Penna. Nat. Guard, now Postmaster 
of Phila., m. Emma Gertrude Evans, 

Shippen. (87) 

Issue (surname Huidekoper) : 
Gertrude Evans, 
Tliomas Wallis, 

Frederick Wolters, grad. A. B. (Harvard), m. Anna 

Virginia Christse, 

Issue (surname Huidekoper) : 
Grace, d. y. July 6, 1872, 
Frederic Louis, 
Reginald Shippen, 
Herman John, A. B. (Harvard), served in thirty days' 

Emergency Reg., Capt. 127th U. S. C. Reg., Major 

29th U. S. C. Reg. until close of war, d. St. Paul's, 

Minn., Oct. 21, 1878, 

Edgar, A. B. (Harvard), 

Gertrude, m. Paris, France, Dr. Frank Wells of Boston, 

Issue (surname Wells) : 
George Doane, 
Edgar Huidekoper, 
Elizabetli Huidekoper, 
Ru^h Shippen, M. D., (U. of P.) Med. Dept., m. Annie 

Preston Morris, 
Frank Colhoun, A. B. (Harvard), 
Edward, residing in Louisville, Ky., m. Ellen Stokes, 
Issue : 

Edward S., 
William Henry, 
Henry, member of the bar, d. unm. March 6, 1845, 
Evans Wallis, m. Katharine Yeates McElwee, see p. (69), 
Issue : 

Frances Huidekoper, m. William Robert Gill, d. Nov. 
3, 1878, 

Issue (surname Gill) : 
.James Wallis, 
Katharine Yeates, m. John Farr, d. Oct. 21, 1881, 


Herman Huidekoper, d. Dec. 29, 1869, 

Herbert, d. Nov. 15, 1870, 

Harry Houston, 

Mary Elizabeth, d. Oct. 25, 1876, 
Margaret, d. July 2, 1826, 

Rush Rhees, entered Unitarian Ministry 1849, had a parish 
in Chicago, then one in Worcester, Mass., Secretary of Am. 

(88) Shippen. 

Unitarian Association iov ten years, now Minister of the 
Unitarian Church in Washington, m. Zoviah Rodman, 
Issue : 

Sarah, ra. Arthur Lord, 

Issue (surname Lord) : 

Henry, d. July 28, 1879, 

Marvin Rodman, d. Oct. 16, 1864, 

Saeah Yeates, d. Sep. 24, 1855, m. Thomas J. Mumford, 
William, d. Oct, 23, 1863, m. Ruth Baker, d. Feb. 16, 1868, 
Issue : 

Elizabeth Sophrouia, 

William Franklin, 
Franklin, d. unm. Dec. 10, 1863, member of the bar, 
Joseph, member of the bar, St. Louis, Mo., m. Elizabeth J. 
Issue : 

Joseph Franklin, 

Kathlene Maud, 


Joseph Shippen, son of Joseph and Abigail {nee Grosse) Shippen, 
p. (52), b. Nov. 28, 1706, elected, Oct. 5, 1742, to the City Council, in 
which he served for many years. He went in the family by the name 
of " Gentleman Joe." He subsequently removed to Germantown, m. 
Mary Kearney of Barbadoes, d. Germantown, July, 1793, bu. Xt. 
Ch. bu. ground, July 12, 1793. 
Issue : 

Catherine, bapt. Xt. Ch., Nov. 2, 1737, aged 1 month, d. 

s. p. June 18, 1812, m. Phila., Dec. 4, 1760, Richard Wal- 

lin of Jamaica, who was bu. Xt, Ch. bu. ground. May 23, 


Margaret, bapt. March 19, 1739-40, aged four months, bu. 

Xt. Ch. bu. ground, July 20, 1740, 
Mary, b. Phila., Nov. 1, 1741, bapt. Dec. 3, 1741, bu. Xt. 

Ch. bu. ground, Sept. 20, 1742, 
Joseph, b. Phila., Oct. 3, 1743, bapt. Nov. 16, 1743, d. unm , 

bu. Xt. Ch. bu. ground, July 12, 1766, 
Mary, b. April 4, 1745, bapt. Oct. 2, 1745, m. Dec. 19, 1775, 

at Old Swedes' Cliurch, John Peel, 
Abigail, b. Phila., Dec. 12, 1746, bapt. Oct. 11, 1747, m. 

Shippen. (89) 

Phila,, Sept. 27, 1767, Edward Spence of Jamaica, and of 

wliom I can find no further trace, 
Ann, b. Phila., Feb. 22, 1748-9, ra. Robert Strettell Jones, 

see Strettell, 
Margaret, b. Phila., Nov. 15, 1751, bapt. Dec. 15, 1751, 

m. Old Swedes Church, May 4, 1780, John Adams. 

Anne Shippen, dau. of Joseph and Abigail {nee Grosse) Shippen, 
p. (52), b. Aug. 5, 1710, d. Phila., June 23, 1790, bu. Xt. Ch. bury- 
ing ground, ra. Jan, 21, 1730-1, Charles Willing, son of Thomas 
Willing of Bristol, England, merchant, and his wife Anne Harrison, 
granddau., on her paternal side, of Major-Gen. Thomas Harrison, and, 
on her maternal side, of Simon Mayne, both members of the Court 
who condemned Charles the First, and grandson of Joseph Willing 
of Gloucestershire, Eng., and his second wife Ava Lowle, an heiress 
of Saxon descent, b. Bristol, May 18, 1710. He was taken to Phila., 
at the age of eighteen, by his father, Thomas Willing, a cousin of 
whom, also named Thomas Willing, laid out Willing's town, now 
Wilmington, Del. Charles Willing settled in Phila. as a merchant, 
and took charge of the house that his elder brother, Thomas, had 
founded in 1726, — this Thomas returned to Eng. and d. there, — and 
greatly enlarged its business ; he was much esteemed and respected 
both as a merchant and magistrate. His successful operations and 
excellent credit aided in early establishing with foreign countries a 
high reputation for American commerce, and contributed to give to 
the city of his adoption, that reputation for public honor and private 
wealth which it enjoyed at the opening of the Revolution, and which 
was of such importance to the nation in its negotiations with France 
and Holland, during the struggles of that contest. He was active in 
establishing the "Philadelphia Associators," in 1744, a subscriber to 
the first Dancing Assembly, and one of the founders and first Trustees 
of the Univ. of Penna., 1749-1754, also interested in Xt. Ch. He 
was Mayor of the city 1748, and again 1754, and died of ship- fever, 
contracted whilst in the discharge of his official duties, lamented by a 
whole community. He d. Nov. 30, 1754, bu. Xt. Ch. burying 

Issue of Charles and Anne Willing, all b. Phila. : 
Thomas, b. Dec. 19, 1731, m. Anne McCall, see p. (90), 
Anne, b. July 16, 1733, m. Tench Francis, see p. fl05), 
Dorothy, b. Aug. 3, 1735, m. Sir Walter Stirling, Kt., see 
p. (110), 

(90) Shippen — Willing branch. 

Charles, b. May 30, 1738, m. Elizabeth Hannah Carrington 
of Barbadoes, see p. (114), 

Maey, b. Sep. 24, 1740, m. William Byrd, see p. (120), 

Elizabeth, b. Feb. 10, 1742-3, d. Jan. 17, 1830, m. Phila., 
Aug. 7, 1769, Samuel Powel, son of Samuel and Mary 
Powel of Phila., b. Phila., 1739, grad. A. B. (Coll. of 
Phila.) 1759, Trustee 1773-1793,— He was of Quaker 
stock, but, during his stay in London, was baptized by the 
Rev. Richard Peters, and was, after his return to Phila., the 
Lay Deputy for St. Peter's Ch. to the Convention of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church held at Christ Church May 
24, 1785, Joseph Swift being the Lay Deputy for Xt. Ch. 
He was the last Mayor of the City under the Old Charter 
of 1701, under which Edward Shippen had been the first. 
After the Revolution, a new Charter was given by the 
Legislauire, and he again was chosen Mayor. He was also 
Speaker of the Penna. Senate, 1792. He inherited a large 
estate, which he left to his wife, who gave the bulk of it, 
including "Powelton," to her nephew and adopted son, 
John Powel Hare, and his descendants. Mr. Powel d. Sep. 
29, 1793, bu. Xt. Ch. burying ground,— 
Issue (surname Powel) : 

Samuel, b. June 30, 1770, d. July 14, 1771, 
Samuel, b. June 26, 1775, d. July 12, 1775, 

Richard, b. Jan. 2, 1744-5, d. s. p. at his farm in Del. Co., 
Penna., bu. Xt. Ch. bu. ground, ni. New York, Jan. 30, 
1766, Margaret, dau. of Cornelius and Hester Kortright of 
New York, 

Abigail, b. June 15, 1747, d. uuui. Phila., Aug. 10, 1791, 
bu. Xt. Ch. bu. ground, 

Joseph, b. Oct. 15, 1749, d. Phila , July 4, 1750, bu. Xt. Ch. 
bu. ground, 

James, b. Feb. 9, 1750-1, served as Captain during the Revo- 
lutionary War, was taken prisoner by the British, and con- 
fined on board of one of their prison-ships, where he endured 
great privations and sufferings, d. unm. Phila., Oct. 13, 1801, 

Margaret, b. Jan. 15, 1753, m. Robert Hare, see p. (128). 

Thomas Willing, son of Charles and Anne {nee Shippen) Wil- 
ling, p. (89), b. Phila., Dec. 19, 1731, was sent when eight years old 

Shlppen — Thomas Willlnfj. (91) 

to England, to his grandfather, Mr. Thomas "Willing, who placed him 
at a school at Wells, Somersetshire. He afterwards went to London. 
On May 19, 1749, he returned to Phila., and there "served his father 
in his counting house, until his return from England, Oct, 1751." 
Mr. Willing had given his father so much satisfaction, in the execu- 
tion of his business during his absence, that he took him into part- 
nership. When his father died, in 1754, he assumed the entire control 
of his large concerns, and the charge of the family. He associated 
with himself, Robert Morris, the Financier of the Revolution, and, 
Mr. Griswold says, that " to the great credit and well-known patriotism 
of the house of Willing & Morris, the country owed its extrication from 
those trying pecuniary embarrassments so familiar to the readers of 
our Revolutionary history." Mr. Willing held many places of public 
trust, amongst others that of Justice of the Supreme Court, 1761, 
and was the last of those who had held commissions under the old 
Constitution to act in office. As a judge, he was pure and intelligent, 
added to which, he possessed an amenity of manner which rendered 
him popular at the bar and attractive in society. " Mr. Willing," 
says John Adams, " was the most sociable and agreeable man of all." 
No doubt his judicial training had an influence on his course in Con- 
gress. Schooled to discriminate between conflicting claims, in which 
there was oftentimes much show of right on either side; accustomed 
to apply the great principles of justice and equity so as to subserve 
the best interests of society, even at the expense of a present apparent 
hardship; this upright magistrate made a conservative statesman, and 
thus was slow to yield to impulses, which, though given by his own 
party, were, or might be, as he thought, hasty or premature. He was 
one of those who early opposed the unconstitutional measures of 
Great Britain, and his name heads the great list of merchants and 
traders who signed the non-importation resolutions of 1764. He was 
President of the Provincial Congress which met in Phila., July 15, 
1774, and a member of the Congress of 1775 and that of 1776. He 
voted steadily and fearlessly against the Declaration of Independence, 
not only because he " thought America, at that time, unequal to such 
a conflict as must ensue, having neither arms, ammunition, or mili- 
tary experience, but chiefly because the Delegates from Pennsylvania 
were not then authorized, by their instructions from the Assembly or 
the voice of the people at large, to join in such a vote;" but gave his 
best energies and his money to its support when adopted. He re- 
mained in Philadelphia during its occupation by the British array, 

(92) Shippen — Thomas Willing. 

but refused to take the oath of allegiance to George III when called 
upon by Sir William Howe to do so, and when Congress chartered, 
in 1781, the Bank of North America, with a view of enabling the 
United States of America to carry on the war for independence, it 
was made a part of the enactment, by that body, that Thomas Wil- 
ling should be its President; and the Assembly of the State of 
Penna. confirmed this feature of the Congressional enactment by a 
vote of thirty-eight to sixteen, March 26, 1782. Mr. Willing, dur- 
ing his Presidency of the Bank of North America, administered it 
with the most satisfactory results, its dividends being, for years, of a 
magnitude previously unheard of in the history of banks ; and the 
bank still maintains its high reputation. This bank was the agent 
by which Mr. Morris reclaimed the finances of the country from 
the disorder caused by the Revolution, and of it Mr. Willing was 
the head, both titular and real. Mr. Willing was taken from the 
Presidency of the Bank of North America, to which he had been 
unanimously re-elected at each annual election, to be placed in the 
higher office of President of the Bank of tlie United States, which 
he administered with the same ability, and when, in 1816, after a 
long persecution by a political party, its charter ceased, and its affair 
were wound up, it paid in gold, and gold was then at a high pre- 
mium, $116 for each $100 of its capital. He was Trustee of the U. 
of P. 1760-61, and its Treasurer 1766-68, also one of the original 
Trustees of the Academy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 
Phila. His enterprises in trade were of the largest and most success- 
ful kind in that day. The following tribute to his memory, from the 
pen of the Hon. Horace Binney, was placed uj)on a monument in 
Clirist Church burying ground, in which Mr. Willing, his wife, both 
his parents, and many of his descendants, are interred : "This excel- 
lent man, in all the relations of private life, and in various stations 
of high public trust, deserved and acquired tiie devoted affection of 
his family and friends, and the universal respect of his fellow citizens. 
From 1754 to 1807, he successively held the offices of Secretary to 
the Congress of Delegates at Albany, Mayor of the City of Phila- 
delphia, her Representative in the General Assembly, President of the 
Provincial Congress, Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation, 
President of the first chartered bank in America, and President of the 
first Bank of the United States. With these public duties he united 
the business of an active, enterprising, and siiccesstul merchant, in 
which pursuit, (br sixty years, his life was rich in examples of the 

Shijjpeyi — Thomas Willing. (93) 

influence of probity, fidelity and perseverance, upon the stability of 
commercial establishments, and upon that which was his distinguished 
rewards upon earth, public consideration and esteem. His profound 
adoration of the Great Supreme, and his deep sense of dependence on 
His mercy, in life and in death, gave him, at the close of his pro- 
tracted years, the hope of a superior one in heaven." 

He m. Phila., June 9, 1763, Anne, dau. of Samuel McCall of 
Phila., and Anne Searle his wife, b. March 30, 1745, d. Phila., Feb. 
5, 1781. He d. Phila., Jan. 19, 1821. 
Issue (surname Willing) : 

Anne, b. Aug. 1, 1764, m. William Bingham, see below, 

Charles, b. May 5, 1765, d. July 12, 1765, 

Charles, b. April 7, 1766, m., 1st, Rosalind Evans, and, 2ndly, 

Ann Hemphill, see p. (97), 
Thomas Mayne, b. April 15, 1767, m. Jane Nixon, see 

p. (98), 
Elizabeth, b. March 27, 1768, m. Major William Jackson, 

see p. (98), 
George, b. April 4, 1769, d. Aug. 10, 1769, 
Mary, b. Sep. 15, 1770, m. Henry Clymer, see p. (99), 
Dorothy, b. July 16, 1772, m. her cousin Thomas Willing 

Francis, see p. (107), 
George, b. April 14, 1774, m., 1st, Maria Beuezet, and, 2ndly, 

Rebecca Harrison Blackwell, see p. (101), 
Richard, b. Dec. 25, 1775, m. Eliza Moore, see p. (103), 
Abigail, b. May 16, 1777, m. Richard Peters, see p. (104), 
William Shippen, b. Feb. 6, 1779, m. Maria Wilhelmina 

Peters, see p. (105), 
Henry, b. Dec. 15, 1780, d. June 20, 1781. 

Anne Willing, dau. of Thomas and Anne {nee McCall) Willing, 
last mmied, b. Phila., Aug. 1, 1764, d. Bermuda, May 11, 1801, m. 
Phila., Oct, 26, 1780, William Bingham, son of William Bingham, by 
his w. Mary Stamper, b. Phila., March 8, 1752, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 
1768. In 1770, he was appointed British Consul at St. Pierre, the capi- 
tal of Martinique, and continued to discharge his consular duties until 
the Revolution, when he accepted the post of agent of the Continental 
Congress at Martinique. He remained there until 1780, when he 
returned to Phila. In 1783, he went to France, and remained there 
nearly five years, residing most of the time in Paris. In 1787, he 

(94) Shippeii — Bir.gham branch. 

became a member of the Amer. Philos. Society, and of the Continental 
Congress 1787-88. In 1790, lie was elected a member of the Penna. 
House of Representatives, of which he became Speaker in 1791. In 
the fall of 1794, he was chosen Senator from Philadelphia, and on the 
organization of the Senate in December, was elected Speaker. He 
resigned this position on his election, 1795, to the United States Sen- 
ate, as the successor of Hobert Morris. During the session of the 
fourth Congress he was for some time President pro tern. He was a 
Trustee of the U. of P. from 1791-1804. Mr. Bingham published, 
in 1784, "A letter from an American on the subject of the Restrain- 
ing Proclamation, with strictures on Lord Sheffield's pamphlets," and 
in 1793, "A Description of certain tracts of land in the District of 
Maine." He d. Batii, Eng., Feb. 7, 1804. 

Isssue of William and Anne Bingham : 

Anne Louisa, b. Jan. 6, 1782, d. Dec. 5, 1848, m. Aug. 23, 
1798, the Rt. Hon. Alexander Baring, P. C, second son of 
Sir Francis Baring, Bart., and Harriet Herring his wife, was 
raised to the peerage as Baron Ashburton, of Ashburton, 
Co. Devon, April 10, 1835, having been, during the previ- 
ous four months. President of the Board of Trade and 
Master of the Mint, — He was a Trustee of the British 
Museum and D. C. L. of Oxford, and is well known as the 
negotiator of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, — 
Issue (surname Baring) : 

William Bingham, 2nd Baron, P. C, Commander of 
the Legion of Honor, b. June, 1799, d. March 23, 
1864, — Sat in the House of Commons for 17 years. 
Secretary of the Board of Control 1841-1845, Pay- 
master of the Forces and Treasurer of the Navy 1845- 
46, ra., 1st, April 12, 1823, Harriet Mary, dau. of 
George John, 6th Earl of Sandwich, she d. May 4, 
1857, and he m., 2ndly, Nov. 17, 1858, Louisa Caro- 
line, dau. of Rt. Hon. James Stewart Mackenzie, 

nephew of the Earl of Galloway, 
Issue by 1st wife (surname Baring) : 

Alexander Montagu, b. Nov. 10, 1828, d. Feb. 5, 1830, 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Baring) : 
Mary Florence, 

Francis, i^rd Baron, previously M. P. for Thetford, b. 
May 20, 1800, d. Sep. 6, 1868, m. Jan., 1833, Claire 
Hortense, dau. of the Duke de Bassano, 

Issue (surname Baring) : 
Alexander Hugh, 4tli Baron, previously M. P. for Thet- 
ford, m. Leonora Caroline, dau. of 9th Lord Digby, 

Shippea — Baring branch. (95) 

Issue (surname Baring) : 
P^iancis Denzil Edward, 
Frederick Arthur, 
Alexander Henry, 
Lilian Theresa Claire, 
a son. 
Densil Hugh, d. Nice, May 2G, 1866, 
Mary Louisa Anne, m. William Henry, 9th Duke of 
Grafton, who d. May, ISSli, 
Frederick, b. Jan. 31, 1806, Rector of Itchin-Stoke, 

Hants, a. June 4, 1868, m. April 24, 1831, Fred- 
erica Mary Catherine, dau. of John Asliton of the 

Grange, Co. Chester, 
Issue (surname Baring) : 

Alexander Everard, b. May 2, 1S38, d. Dec. 3, 1839, 
Louisa Frederica, d. Sep., 1846, 
Blanche Anne, d. Dec. 22, 1851, 
Alexander, b. May 2, 1810, Lieut. R. N., d. iinra. 

March 12, 1832, 
Arthur, b. Oct. 8, 1818, d. unm. Madeira, Feb. 16, 

Anne Eugenia, d. March 8, 1839, m. Sep. 18, 1823, 

Hunijthrey St. John Mildmay, Esq., 

Issue (surname Mildmay) : 

Humphrey P'rancis, M. P.^ b. Dec. 25, 1825, d. s. p. Nov. 
29, 1860, m. June, 1861, Sybella Harriet, dau. of George 
Clive, P]sq., of Perrystone, 
Henry Bingham, of Shoreham Place, Kent, J. P., m. 
Georgiana Frances, dan. of John Crocker, Esq., of 
Flete, Devon, 

Issue (surname Mildmay) : 
Francis Bingham, 

Alexander Richard, 

Helen Georgiana, d. July 16, 1871, , 

Harriet, ni. April 19, 1830, Henry Frederick, 3rd 
Marquis of Bath, Capt. R. N., b. May 24, 1797, d. 

June 24, 1837, 

Issue (surname Thynne) : 
John Alexander, 4th Marquis, m. Frances Isabella Cathe- 
rine, dau. of 3rd Viscount de Vesci, 
Issue (surname Thynne) : 

Thomas Henry, " Viscount "Weymouth," 
Alice Emma, 

Katherine Georgina Louisa, 
John Boteville, 

Alexander George, 
Henry Frederick, P. C, M. P. for South Wilts, late Trea- 
surer of the Queen's Household, m. Ulrica, dau. of 
Duke of Somerset, 

Issue (surname Thynne) : 
Henry Frederick Botteville, 
Thomas Ulric, R. N., 

(96) Shippen — Baring branch. 

John Alexander, 

Alice Rachel, 
Alice Ruth Hermione, 
Louisa Isabella Harriet, m. Major-Gen. the Hon. Percy 
R. B. Fielding, C. B., late Lieut.-Col. of Coldstream 
Guards, 2nd son of the 7th Earl of Denbigh, 
Issue (surname Fielding) : 
Alice Augusta, 
Louisa Marv, 
Grace Darling, 
Geoffrey Percy Thynne, 
Percy Henry, 
Margaret Agnes, 
Alice, d. 1847, 

Lydia Emily, d. Dec. 28, 1868, 
Maria Matilda, b. Dec. 9, 1783, d. 1852, m., 1st, James 
Alexandre, Comte de Tilly, 2ndly, April 19, 1802, Henry 
Baring, son of Sir Francis Baring and Harriet Herring his 
^vife, b. Jan. 18, 1777, d. April 13, 1848, and, 3rd, le Mar- 
quis de Blaisell, 

Issue by second husband (surname Baring) : 

Henry Bingham, M. P. for Marlborough, b. March 4, 
1804, d. April 25, 1869, m., 1st, June 30, 1827, 
Augusta, dau. of 6th Earl of Cardigan, d. Jan. 8, 
1853, and, 2udly, 1854, Marie de Martinoff, 

Issue by first wife (surname Baring) : 

Charles, Major-Gen. late Coldstream Guards, m. Helen, 
dau. of Sir. James Graham, Bart, 
Issue (surname Baring) : 
Henry, late Capt. 17th Lancers, 

Francis, Exon. of the Yeoman of the Guard, late Lieut.- 
Col. Scots Guards, 
Mary Emily, m., 1st, Sir Richard L. M. Williams-Bulkeley, 
Bart., and, 2ndly, J. Oakley Maund, R. M. Artillery, 
Issue by 1st husband (surname Williams-Bulkeley) : 
Richard Henry, 
Bridget Frances, 
Augusta, d. Cannes, April 2, 1867, 
James Drummond, 

William Frederick, m. Nov. 12, 1845, Emily, dau. of 

Sir R. Jenkins, G. C. B., 

Issue (surname Baring) : 

Henry Alexander, Lieut. R. N., 

Anna Maria, d. s. p. May 4, 1824, m. William Gordon 

Coesvelt, Esq., 
Frances Emily, m. Henry Bridgeman-Simpsou, Esq., 
William, b. Phila., Dec. 29, 1800, d. Paris, France, Sep. 25, 

Ship-pen — Bingham and Willing branches. (97) 

1855, m. Montreal, Canada, Feb. 7, 1822, Maria Charlotte, 
dan. of the Hon. M. G. A. C. de Lotbeniere : 
Issue (surname Bingham) : 

Ann Willing, d. inf. Montreal, Sep. 8, 18'23, 
Marie Louise, m. le Comte de Bois-Guilbert, 
Julia Charlotte, m. le Comte Douet de Romananges, 
Georgiana Selby, m. le Marquis d'Eperraenil, 
William Baring de Lotbeniere, b. 1833, d. Broompark, 
March 8, 1864, m., 1st, London, Nov. 14, 1857, 
Helen Emily, dau. of George Pemberton of London, 
and 2nd, Chart, Co. Kent, Aug. 31, 1861, Ida Ups- 


Issue by 1st wife (surname Bingham) : 
William Baring de Lotbeniere, 

Alexander Baring, d. num. 

Charles Willing, son of Thomas and Anne {nee McCall) Wil- 
ling, p. (93), b. Phila., April 7, 1766, d. July 20, 1799, m., 1st, New- 
town, Bucks Co., Penna., Rosalind Evans, and, 2ndly, by the. Rev. 
Slator Clay, Aug. 12, 1794, to Anne Hemphill. 
Issue by first wife (surname Willing) : 

Elizabeth, b. Oct. 21, 1791, dec'd, m. Phila., April 3, 
1816, Marshall Binney Spring of Boston, son of Marshall 
Spring, M. D., and his wife Mary, widow of Dr. Barnabas 
Binney, and dau. of William Woodrow, 
Issue (surname Spring) : 

Nancy Willing, b. Worcester, m. Boston, William Craig 
Wharton of Boston, son of John Wharton of Phila., 

and his wife Nancy Craig, dec'd. 
Issue (surname Wharton) : 
William Fisher, 
Nancy Craig, 
Edward Kobins, 

Mary, d. Jan. 28, 1882, m. Edward N. Perkins, 

Thomas, d. Phila., Oct. 14, 1834, 

Richard, d. Phila., April 15, 1833, m. May 24, 1821, Augusta 

Catharine, dau. of Jacob Sperry of Phila,, 

Issue (surname Willing) : 

Margaret Sperry, d. unm. Phila., June 21, 1862, 

Jacob Sperry, m. Emily Newbold, 
Issue (surname Willing) : 
Mary Newbold, 

Issue by second wife (surname Willing) : 


(98) Shippen — Willing branch. 

George Chaeles, b. Dec. 17, 1795, d. Oct. 30, 1834, m. 
April 19, 1822, Ann Caskey, d. April 8, 1878, 
Issue (surname Willing) : 

Charles George, b. Jan. 18, 1823, d. July 30, 1858, m. 
Oct. 23, 1851, Rebecca Leech, 

Issue (surname Willing) : 

Anne Jackson, m. Frank L. Magoon, d. July 22, 1879, 
Issue (surname Magoon) : 
Ella Louisa, 
Susan M., d. y. Dec. 11, 1879. 

Thomas Mayne Willing, son of Thomas and Anne {nee McCall) 
Willing, p. (93), b. April 15, 1767, d. Boston, Mass., Oct. 3, 1822, 
Trustee of the U. of P. 1800-1807, m. Phila., July 30, 1795, Jane, 
dan. of John Nixon and his wife Elizabeth Davis, d. Phila., May 4, 

Issue (surname Willing) : 

Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1796, m. her cousin John Stirling, see 

.p. (110), 
Charles, grad. A. B. (Harvard), M. D., grad. Med. Dep. 
(U. of P.), m. Rebecca, dau. of Hon. J. L. Tillinghast of 
Rhode Island, 
Ann, m. Oct. 31, 1831, Mungo Murray, Esq., of Lintrose, 

Co. Perth, Scotland, 
Emma, d. s. p. Edinburg, June 19, 1838, m. Capt. James 
Maitland, R. N., 

Elizabeth Willing, dau. of Thomas and Anne {nee McCall) Wil- 
ling, p. (93) b. Phila., March 27, 1768, d. Aug. 5, 1858, ra. Phila., Nov. 
11, 1795, William Jackson, b. Eng., March 9, 1759, entered Conti- 
nental Army, June, 1775, was aide-de-Camp to General Lincoln, in 
expedition to Florida in 1778, at battle of Stone's Ferry 1779, Cap. 
Oct. 9, 1779, and took part in attack on Savannah, and the siege of 
Charleston, and after capitulation, he and General Lincoln (prisoners 
on parole) were commissioners for the exchange of 2)risoners. He was 
secretary of Legation to France 1781. Assistant Secretary of War, 
resigned Oct. 30, 1783, went abroad on business, and on his return, 
studied law with William Lewis of Phila. In 1787, he was Secretary 
to the Convention which framed the Constitution of tiie United States. 
After the organization of the government. General Washington, then 
President, made him his Aide-de-Camp and Private Secretary, and Jan. 
14, 1796, appointed him Surveyor of the Port of Phila., which office 
Major Jackson held for many years. He was editor, for some years. 

Shipjyen — Jackson branch. (99) 

of the Political and Commercial Register. In 1818-19, his brother 
officers of the Revolutionary Army appointed him their Solicitor to 
Congress, to obtain for them an equitable settlement of the half pay 
for life. He was a member of the Cincinnati, and delivered, at their 
request, several orations, which were printed. One, spoken July 4, 
1786, was in commemoration of Independence, another was an eulo- 
gium on the character of Washington, two others were addressed to 
■General La Fayette, when he visited Phila. After Major Jackson's 
death, both the Pennsylvania and the South Carolina Society of the 
Cincinnati passed a resolution to wear crape on the left arm for thirty 
days, as a tribute to his memory. He had the power of attaching 
and retaining the friendship of his early friends and associates during 
life, and his character was such as to justify their attachment to him. 
He was ever kind, faithful, indulgent, sincere and patriotic, and was 
highly regarded as a gentleman and as a scholar ; his style was both 
fluent and vigorous, and he possessed extensive classical knowledge, 
d. Phila., Dec. 17, 1828. 

Issue (surname Jackson) : 

Thomas Willing, bu. March, 1798, 

Anne Willing, b. Phila , Jan. 30, 1801, d. uum. Feb. 11, 

Eliza Willing, b. Phila., Aug. 9, 1803, d. unm., 
Mary Rigal, b. Phila, June 27, 1805, d. unm. April 9, 1854, 
Caroline Eliza, b. Phila., June 28, 1806, d. July 26, 1877, 
m. Phila., Oct. 23, 1830, Philip Syng Physick, sou of Philip 
Syng Physick, M. D., and his wife Elizabeth Emlen, bu. 
Xt. Ch. bu. ground, June 19, 1850, 
Issue (surname Physick) : 
Philip Syng, d. y., 

Elizabeth Willing Jackson, bu. Xt. Ch. bu. ground, 

April 6, 1835, 

William, b. Phila., Aug. 11, 1807, d. s. p. June 24, 1850, 

m. Martha, dau. of Thomas C. James, M. D., and his wife 

Plannah Moore, b. Phila., Feb. 11, 1816, d. March 17, 


Mary Willing, dau. of Thomas and Anne {nee McCall) Willing, 
p. (93), b. Phila., Sep. 15, 1770, d. Oct. 25, 1852, m. Phila., July 9, 
1794, Henry Clymer, son of George Clymer, one of the Signers of the 
Declaration of Independence, b. Phila., July 31, 1767, d. April 17, 

(100) Shippen — Clymer branch. 

1830, near Morrisville, Bucks Co., Penna., A. B. (Princeton) 1786, 

member of the bar. 

Issue (surname Clymer) : 

Eliza, b. Phila., April 25, 1795, d. Nov. 28, 1868, m. 1818, 

Edward Overton, of London, England, a member of the 

bar, b. 1795, d. 1878, 

Issue (surname Overton) : 

Mary, m. James Macfarlane, of Scottish descent, a 

member of the bar. 

Issue (suruame Macfarlane) : 

Edward Overton, m. Mary F. Bartlett, 

Ellen Louisa, m. , 

Graham, m. Helen Bradley, 

Mary Clymer, 

James Rieman, A. B. (Princeton), 


Eugenia Hargous, 

Giles Bleasdale, Capt. U. S. A., badly wounded at 

Chancellorsville, was obliged to resign from the army 

on account of his wound, m. Maria Wilmot, 
Issue (surname Overton) : 





David Wilmot, 
Henry Clymer, m. Matilda Pettit, 
Issue (surname Overton) : 


Henry Clymer, 


Louisa, m. James M. Ward, 

Issue (surname Ward) : 
Mary, m. Rodney Mercur, 
Edward Overton, 
Thomas Clymer, 
Francis Clymer, d. unm. 1869, 

Edward, A. B. (Princeton), member of the bar, Col. of 

U. S. Vol. during Civil War, wounded at Antietam, 

M. C. for two terms, m. Colette Rossell, 
Issue (surname Overton) : 

John Rossell, 
Eliza, m. Rev. Edward Payson Hammond, 

Louisa Anne, b. Oct., 1796, d. Jan., 1797, 

AxNE Willing, b. Dec, 1797, d. May. 1802. 

William Bingham, b. April, 1801, A. B. (Princeton) 1821, 

member of the bar. General Agent for the Bingham Estate 

Shippen — Clymer branch. (101) 

1842, Trustee 1867, iu 1869 went to Europe with his 
family, ra. Aug. 10, 1852, Maria Hiester, dau. of Edward 
Tilghman Clymer, and Maria Hiester his wife, b. Berks 
Co., Pa., July 19, 1825, lost in the English Channel on the 
Pommerania, Nov. 25, 1878, he d. Florence, Italy, May 
28, 1873, 

Issue (surname Clymer) : 
Henry, d. y. Nov. 2, 1854, 

Ellen, d. y. March 30, 1858, 
Richard Willing, d. Nov. 25, 1878, 
Maria Hiester, d. Nov. 25, 1878, 
Rose Nicolls, 
Thomas Willing, b. Oct. 1802, d. num. Jan., 1872, A. B. 

(Princeton), 1822, 
George, b. July, 1804, d. April, 1881, A. B. (Princeton) 
1823, M. D., grad. Med. Dept. (U. of P.) 1828, Surgeon 
U. S. N., m. Mary, dau. of Rear Admiral William Bran- 
ford Shubrick, U. S. N., 
Issue (surname Clymer) : 
Mary Willing, 

William Branford Shubrick, A. B. (Harvard), m. Kath- 
arine Livingston, 
Francis, b. Sep., 1806, d. unm. April, 1864, 
Mary Willing. 

George Willing, son of Thomas and Anne [nee McCall) Willing, 
p. (93), b. Phila., April 14, 1774, d. Phila., Dec. 22, 1827, bu. Xt. 
Church bu. ground, grad. A. B. (Princeton) 1792, entered his father's 
counting-house and went to India on business for the firm of Willing 
<& Francis. He retired from business in early life, m., 1st, Phila, Oct. 
1, 1795, Maria, only child of John Benezet and Maria Bingham his 
wife, d. s. p., and, 2nd, Phila., Nov. 26, 1800, Rebecca Harrison, only 
child of the Rev. Robert Blackwell, D. D., of Phila., and his wife 
Rebecca Harrison, b. Phila., Feb. 25, 1782, d. Phila., May 12, 1852. 
Issue (surname Willing) : 

Maria, b. Aug. 9, 1801, m. 1st, her cousin Willing Francis, 

see p. (107), and, 2nd, Sylvanus S. Hammersly, M. D., 
Robert Blackwell, b. July 16, 1803, d. June 7, 1831, 
Ann, d. Oct. 12, 1816, 

(102) Shippen — Willing branch. 

Harriet, m. Sep. 6, 1825, Heury Ralston, d. July, 1853, 
A. B. (U. of P.) 1824, member of Phila. bar, 

Rebecca Harrison, d. s. p. Aug. 21, 1878, m. May 29, 1834, 
George Henry Thomson, b. Oct. 27, 1808, d. April 29, 
1863, A. B. (Princeton) 1826, member of Phila. bar, 

Eliza Moore, m. Joseph Swift, see p. (84), 

Dorothy Francls, m. June 15, 1853, John William Wal- 
lace, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), hon. LL. D. 1875, member of 
the bar. Reporter to Supreme Court, U. S., 1863-1875, 
President of the Historical Society of Penna. since 1867, 
and a Fellow of the Royal Hist. Soc. of England, First 
Vice Pres. of the Soc. of the Alumni of the U. of P., has 
devoted much time to literary pursuits and has published 
" Reports of Cases in the Circuit Court for the Third Circuit 
of the U. S.," " Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of 
the U. S.," " The Reporters," "A Century of Beneficence," 
"An Old Philadelphian, Col. William Bradford," and has 
been a frequent contributor to the " Legal Intelligencer " 
and other law periodicals. In May, 1863, he delivered an 
address before the New York Hist. Soc. on William Brad- 
ford, it being the bi-centennial of his birth ; he has made 
several other addresses, amongst them one, July 2, 1876, 
before the Congress of Authors, assembled in Independence 
Hall, in commemoration of the Declaration made there a 
century before ; anotiier, also in 1876, of welcome to the hall 
of the Hist. Soc. of Penna. of the Congress of Librarians, 
Issue (surname Wallace) : 

Rebecca Blackwell Willing, m. John Thompson Spencer, 
son of John and Esther Ringgold Spencer, A. B. 

(Washington Col. Md.), member of Phila. bar, 
Issue (surname Spencer) : 
Willing Harrison, 
Arthur Ringgold, 

Xaxcy, d. y. Sep. 27, 1818, 

Charles, d. July 23, 1868, m. Selena, dau. of John Fanning 

Issue (surname Willing) : 

Rebecca Blackwell, d. July 3, 1856, 

Phebe Barron, m. Charles Allerton Newhall, 

Issue (surname Newhall) : 
Charles Willing, d, Sep. 29, 1874, 
George Thomson, 
Rebecca Willing, 

Ship-pen — Willing branch. (103) 

George, m. Anne, dau. of Dr. Edward Shippen, see 

p. (63), 

Issue (surname Willing) ; 

Edwai-d Shippen, 
Rebecca Thomson, 

Harriet Ralston, d. Mt. Desert, Me., July 24, 1880, 
Thomson, d. April 5, 1859. 

Richard Willing, son of Thonaas and Anne [nee McCall) Wil- 
ling, p. (93), b. Phila., Dec. 25, 1775, waS engaged in mercantile pur- 
suits, made four voyages to India and one to China, representing the 
interests of the house of Willing & Francis, and had a good deal to do 
with winding up its affairs. He visited Europe during the Consulate. 
He was a member of the First City Troop, and President of an insur- 
ance company, the only public office he would accept, m. Eliza, dan. 
of Thomas Lloyd Moore and Sarah Stamper his wife, b. July 14, 
1786, d. Phila., May 21, 1823. He d. May 18, 1858. 
Issue (surname Willing) : 

Thomas Moore, d. Isle of Wight, Sep. 17, 1850, m. July 23, 
1831, Matilda Lee, dau. of Bernard Carter of Va., 
Issue (surname Willing) : 
William Bingham, 
Arthur Lee, d. y., 
Mildred Theresa, 

Matilda Louisa, d. unm. Paris 1876, 
Arthur Lee, m., Paris, Annie Louise Hoy, of New 

York, d. Paris, 1881, 
Issue (surname Willing) : 
Ella Norah, 

Mary, d. s. p. Feb. 13, 1860, m., Phila., Feb. 12, 1828, John 
Montgomery Dale, son of Com. Richard Dale, U. S. N., 
b. Jan. 4, 1797, d. Dec. 15, 1852, 
Henry, d. unm. Sep. 13, 1845, 
Ellen, m. le Comte Blondeel van Cuelebroeck, Envoy Ex, 

from Belgium to Spain, d. Madrid, Sep. 13, 1872, 
Caroline, d. July 22, 1860, ra.. 

Issue (who have changed their surname to AVilling) : 
Ella Moore, m. Oswald Jackson, see Che^v, 
Charles Maxwell, d. unm., 

Richard Lloyd, m. Elizabeth Kent, dau. of William 
Henry Ashhurst, 

(104) Shippen — Willing branch. 

Issue (surname Willing) : 

William Henry Aslihurst, 
James Kent, 
Elizabeth, m. John Jacob Ridgway, 

Issue (surname E,idgway) : 

Emily, m. Etienne, Comte de Ganay of France, 
Issue (surname de Ganay) : 

Marguerite Elizabeth, m. Arthur O'Connor, 
Issue (surname O'Connor) : 
Charles Anne Jean Eidgway, 
Jacques Andr^, 

Charlotte Gabrielle Madeleine, 

Charles Henry, 
Edward Shippen, m. Alice, dau. of John Rhea Barton, 
M. D., 

Issue (surname AVilling) : 
John Rhea Barton, 
Susan Ridgway, 
Edward Shippen, d. y. 1873, 
Ava Lowle. 

Abigail Willing, dau. of Thomas and Anne {nee McCall) Wil- 
ling, p. (93) b. May 16, 1777, d. Oct. 29, 1841, ra. Phila. March 
1, 1804, Richard Peters, son of Richard Peters. Judge U. S. Dist. 
Ct., and his w. Sarah Robinson, b. Aug., 1780, d, Phila. May 2? 
1848, member of the bar and for many years Reporter to the U. S. 
Supreme Ct. 

Issue (surname Peters) : 

Nancy Bingham, d. unm. Oct. 5, 1879, 

Frank, d. Paris, May 19, 1861, member of the bar, m. 
Maria, dau. of Samuel W. Miller, U. S. A., 
Issue (surname Peters) : 

Maria Bedinger, m. Gen. S. Forrester Barstow, U. S. 

A., d. July 31, 1882, 
Evelyn Willing, m. Craig Wharton Wadsworth, d. 
187 , sou of Gen. James S. Wadsworth, U. S. A., 

and Mary Craig Wharton, his wife, 
Issue (surname Wadsworth) : 
James S., 
Craig Wharton, 

Shipjjcn — Peters and Willing branches. (105) 

Samuel W. Miller, m. Julia de Veaux Powel, see p. 

Issue (surname Peters) : 
Maria Louisa Miller, 
Amy Powel, 

Thomas Willing, m. Minerva, dau. of Col. Macomb, 

U. S. A., 

Issue (surname Peters) : 
John Navarre Macomb, 

Eliza Willing Spring, m. John W. Field. 

William Shippen Willing, son of Tiioraas and Anne (nee Mc- 
Call) Willing, p. (93), b. Phila. Feb. 6, 1779, d. Phila. Aug. 9, 1821, 
m. Phila. June 2, 1802 Maria Wilhelmina, dau. of Richard Peters 
and Sarah Robinson, his wife, b. Phila. Aug. 26, 1781, dec'd. 
Issue (surname Willing) : 

Thomas, b. Phila. Oct. 16, 1803, d. Oct. 18, 1834, m. 
Maria Makin, 

RiCHAPvD Peters, b. Aug. 28, 1807, dec'd, m. , 

Issue (surname Willing) : 

Elizabeth Jackson, m. George Warner, 
Rebecca Blackwell, 
Sarah, b. June 10, 1808, ra. the Rev. John Spotswood, sou 
of Robert Spotswood of Virginia, aud Louisa Bott his w.. 
Issue (surname Spotswood) : 

Maria Louisa, m. William Corbit Spruance of Dela- 
ware, member of the bar, 
Issue (surname Spruance) : 

Mary Spotswood, dec'd., 
John Spotswood, 
Louisa, dec'd, 
Corbit, dec'd 
Arthur Willing, 
William Corbit, 

Elizabeth Jackson Willing, m. Robert Nesbit of St. 

Susan Bott, 

Mary Dandridge, dec'd, 
Anne Robinson, 

Lucy, m. George Pierce of Philadelphia, 
Caroline Physick, dec'd, 

(106) ' Shippen — Francis branch. 

Anne Willing, dau. of Charles and Anue (nee Shippen) Willing, 

see p. (89), b. July 16, 1733, d. Jan. 2, 1812, ra. Feb. 8, 1762, Tench 

Francis, son of Tench Francis of Phila. and Elizabeth his wife, dau. 

of Foster Turbutt of Kent Co., Md., b. 1730, d. Phila., May 1, 1800. 

Issue of Tench and Anne Francis : 

John, b. May 30, 1763, m. Abby Brown, see below, 
/ Willing, b. Nov. 20, 1764, bu. Sep. 2, 1766, 
I Thomas, b. Nov. 20, 1764, bu. Sep. 5, 1766, 
Thomas Willing, b. Phila., Aug. 30, 1767, ra. Dorothy Wil- 
ling, see p. (107), 
Sophia, b. Phila., Nov. 7, 1769, d. s. p. 1851, m. Phila., Feb. 
15, 1792, George Harrison, son of Henry Harrison of 
Phila. and Mary Aspdeu his wife, b. Sep. 3, 1762, d. July 
6, 1845, 
Charles, b. Nov. 25, 1771, d. unm. Phila., June 10, 1845, 
Elizabeth, Powel, b. Nov. 24, 1777, m. Joshua Fisher, 
(see Logan). 

John Francis, son of Tench and Anue [nee Willing) Francis, as 

above, b. Phila., May 30, 1763, d. Oct. 8, 1796, m. Providence, R. I., 

Jan. 1, 1788, Abby, dau. of John Brown, merchant, of E.. I., b. Nov. 

20, 1766, d. March 5, 1821. 

Issue (surname Francis) : 

Anne Willing, b. Feb. 24, 1790, d. May 20, 1798, 

John Brown, b. May 31, 1791, d. "Spring Green," Aug. 9, 

1864, Senator of the U. S. and Governor of Rhode Island, 

m. 1st, June 18, 1822, Anne Carter, dau, of Nicolas Brown 

of Providence, d. May 1, 1828, and 2ndly, May 22, 1832, 

his cousin Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Willing Francis and 

widow of Henry Harrison, see next page. 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Francis), b. at "Spring Green :" 

Abby, d. unm. Oct. 19, 1841, 

John Brown, d. y. Jan., 1826, 

Anne Brown, m. July 12, 18 18, Marshall Woods of 


Issue (surname Woods) : 

Abby Francis, m. S. A. B. Abbott of Boston, 
Issue (surname Abbott) : 
Helen Francis, 
Madeleine Livermore, 
Anne Francis, 
Caroline Livermore, 
John Carter Brown, 

Shippen — Francis branch. (107) 

Issue by 2ik1 wife (surname Francis) : 
Sophia Harrison, d. Sep. 23, 1860, m. Jan. 12, 1860, 

George W. Adams of Providence, 
John Brown, d. Rome, Italy, Feb. 24, 1870, 
Sally Brown, b. Sep. 30, 1793, d. Aug. 17, 1795. 

Thomas Willing Francis, son of Tench and Anne {nee Willing) 
Francis, p. (106), b. Phila., Aug. 30, 1767, d. Phila., June 2, 1815, 
an eminent merchant in Phila., m. Phila., Sep. 25, 1794, his cousin 
Dorothy, dau. of Thomas Willing, b. July 16, 1772, d. Aug. 2, 1847, 
see p. (93), 

Issue (surname Francis) : 

Elizabeth, b. Jan. 27, 1796, d. June 14, 1866, m. 1st, March 
17, 1817, Henry Harrison, son of Matthias Harrison and 
Rebecca Mifflin Francis his wife, b. Phila., Dec. 3, 1789, d. 
March 16, 1823, and 2ndly, her cousin John Brown Fran- 
cis, see p. (106), 

Issue by ]st husband (surname Harrison) : 

Dorothy Francis, b. Sep. 28, 1820, d. Phila., May 9, 

Mary, b. Nov. 18, 1822, d. unm. Phila., Jan. 5, 1841, 
Willing, b. March 24, 1798, d. Feb. 8, 1833, m. Phila., Nov. 
9, 1820, his cousin Maria, dau. of George Willing, b. Aug. 
9, 1801, d. Phila., Oct. 10, 1864, see p. (101), 
Issue (surname Francis) : 

Sophia Harrison, d. Jan. 17, 1856, m. Samuel Neare 
Lewis, d. Jan. 7, 1857, 

Issue (surname Lewis) : 
Willing Francis, 

Thomas Willing, b. Sep. 9, 1826, d. Phila., Sep. 16, 

Rebecca Morrison, b. March 16, 1831, d. Jan., 1867, 
John, b. Phila., Jan. 12, 1800, d. s. p. Kittanning, Penna., 

Sep. 28, 1828, m. Aug. 23, 1825, Catherine Fleiner, 
Anne, b. Feb. 9, 1802, d. March 13, 1864, m. Phila., July, 
8, 1823, James Asheton Bayard, b. Wilmington, Del., Nov. 
15, 1799, son of James Asheton Bayard, descended from an 
old French family, and Anne, his wife, dau. of Gov. Rich- 
ard Bassett of Del. He was a distinguished lawyer, entered 

(108) Shippen — Bayard branch. 

political life as a Democrat, and was a candidate for Con- 
gress in 1828, as a "Jackson man." From the constitu- 
tional principles of that party he never wavered, nor shrunk 
from open avowal of his convictions, in war or in peace. 
He was U. S. Attorney for Del. under Van Buren's admin- 
istration. In the U. S. Senate, to which he was elected in 
1850, 1856 and 1862, he filled many important positions, 
amongst others, that of Chairman of the Judiciary Com- 
mittee. His reports and arguments upon constitutional 
questions always had great weiglit, and are still cited as 
authority. Spotless integrity and a lofty independence and 
straightforwardness marked his whole career, d. Wilming- 
ton, June 13, 1880, 

Issue (surname Bayard) : 

James Asheton, b. Jan. 10, 1825, d. unm. July 17, 

Mary Ellen, b. Jan. 5, 1827, d. s. p. Nov. 25, 1845, 
m. Nov. 10, 1844, Augustus Van Cortlandt Scher- 
merhorn of New York, 
Thomas Francis, b. Wilmington, Oct. 29, 1828, admit- 
ted to the bar 1851, LL. D. (Delaware Coll.) 1876, 
(Harv.) 1877, and (Dartmouth) 1882, U. S. Attorney 
for Delaware 1853-54, went to Phila. and associated 
himself in legal practice with William Shippen, on 
his death, 1858, Mr. Bayard returned to Delaware 
and devoted himself to his profession. He was Lieut, 
of a Militia Co. in 1861. Elected to U. S. Senate 
1869, 1875, 1881, he was Chairman, and is still a 
member of the Committee on Finance, a member 
of the Judiciary Committee, and is Chairman of the 
Committee on Private Land Claims, was a member 
of the Electoral Commission of 1877. In 1877 he 
delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Soc. of Har- 
vard, of which he is an honorary member, an address 
on "Unwritten Law." He has delivered many lit- 
erary addresses, the last being at Dartmouth Coll., 
N. H., June, 1882, on "Daniel Webster," it being 
the centennial year of AVebster. At a special session 
of the Senate, Oct., 1881, he was chosen President 
pro tern.; m. Louisa, dau. of Josiah Lee of Balti- 

Shippen — Bayard and Francis branches. (109) 

Issue (surname Bayard) : 
Katharine Lee, 
James Asheton, 

Mary Lee, A. y. July 14, 1862, 
Anne Francis, 
Louisa Lee, 
Thomas Francis, 

William Shippen, d. y. Aug., 1870, 
Willing Francis, d. y. Aug., 1871, 
Philip Thomas, 
Sophia Harrison, d. y. March 15, 1832, 

George Harrison, d. y. Feb. 4, 1836, 

Mabel, m. John Kent Kane, M. D., 

Issue (surname Kane) : 
Anne Francis, 

John Kintzing, d. y. July 14, 1866, 
Jean Duval Leiper, 
Florence Bayard, 
James Bayard, 
John Kent, 

Robert Van Rensselaer, d, y. Aug. 4, 1876, 
Florence, m. Benoni Lockwood, grad. A. B. (U. of 

P.), Major U. S. V., 

Issue (surname Lockwood) : 
Florence Bayard, 
Frances Willing, 

Maey, b. Jan. 23, 1804, m. Robert Powel Page, see p. (122), 
Tench, b. May 25, 1806, bu. July 20, 1807, 
Dorothy, b. Feb. 18, 1808, d. Feb. 2, 1813, 
Thomas Willing, b. Jan. 15, 1810, d. April 17, 1841, 
[ George Harrison, b. April 19, 1812, bu. Sep. 16, 1819, 
\ Charles, b. April 19, 1812, d. Nov. 27, 1835, 
Alfred, b. Aug. 8, 1814, d. Phila., Jan. 24, 1842, m. Aug. 
19, 1835, Julia Garesche, d. 187-, 
Issue (surname Francis) : 

Charles Willing, m. 1st, Eulalie, d. of George Maguire 
of St. Louis, and his w. Marie Araelie Provenchere, 
b. St. Louis, Dec. 26, 1841, d. Frontenac, Minn., 
July 10, 1874, and 2ndly, Marie Amelie, dau. of 

Ferdinand Provenchere of St. Louis, 

Issue by first w. (surname Francis) : 


George Maguire, 

Arthur Garesche, 

Amelie Marie, d. y., 

f Charles Willing, 
I Alfred, 

(110) Shippen — Francis and Stirling branches. 

Issue by secoud w. (surname Francis) : 

Arthur Garesche, b. Phila., d. St. Louis, Dec. 18, 1860, 
Cora, d. July 12, 1854, 

Dorothy Willing, dau. of Charles and Anne {nee Shippen) AVil- 
iing, p. (89), b. Phila., Aug. 3, 1735, d. Scotland, 1783, m. Sir Walter 
Stirling of Faskine, Capt. R. N., son of Walter Stirling, Esq., of Sher- 
va, and Janet Ruthven his wife, b. May 18, 1718, d. Nov. 24, 1786, 
who distinguished himself in the naval service, he commanded the 
"Essex" 64, in the Expedition to Cherbourg, 1758, in which ship, 
on tiie same occasion, the Duke of York entered the navy under his 
guidance. He accompanied Viscount Keppel in his attack upon 
Goree, in the " Saltash," and afterwards served witli Lord Rodney iu 
the West Indies. He brought home, 1781, the dispatches announcing 
the capture of St. Eustatia from the Dutch, and was knighted. He 
was subsequently appointed Commodore and commander-in-chief at 
the Nore, and on George III reviewing the ships under his command, 
was offered the Baronetcy, afterwards conferred on his eldest son. 
Issue (surname Stirling) : 

Anna, b. 1750, m. her cousin Andrew Stirling, Esq., of Drum- 
pellier, see below, 

Walter, b. June 24, 1758, m. Susannah Goodenough, see 
p. (112), 

Charles, m. Charlotte Grote, see j). (114). 

Anna Stirling, dau. of Sir Walter and Lady {nee Dorothy Wil- 
ling) Stirling, as above, b. 1750, d. June 1, 1830, m. her first cousin 
Andrew Stirling of Drumpellier, Co. Lanark, and of London, mer- 
chant, eldest son of William Stirling, son of John Stirling, Provost of 
Glasgow, d. Pirbright Lodge, Surrey, Eng., March 29, 1823, aged 73 

Issue (surname Stirling) : 

(I) William, b. March 18, 1779, d. uniii. near Manchester, 
Eng., Dec. 19, 1850, 

(II) Walter, b. 1780, d. unm. Jan. 1, 18G5, 

(III) John, b. Oct. 20, 1786, d. Dec. 18, 1854, m. Phila., his 
cousin Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Mayne Willing, b. July 
4, 1796, d. Sep. 7, 1874, see p. (98), 

Issue (surname Stirling) : 

(1) Jane, d. 1864, m. Alexander S. Cook, 

Shippen — SlirUng branch. (HI) 

(2) Andrew, b. 1819, d. 1845, 

(3) Elizabeth, d. y., 

(4) Dorothea, d. y., 

(5) Mary, d. Sep., 1852, 

.(6) Anna, ni. Henry Maitland, 

(7) Thomas Mayne, m. his cousin , dau. of 

Charles Stirling, 

(8) John, killed at Inkermann, 1854, 

(9) William, d. y. 1856, 

(10) Emma, 

(IV) Mary, d. y., 

(V) Charles, b. 1789, d. Muiravonside, Linlithgow, May 
1, 1827, m. his cousin Charlotte Dorothea, dau. of Admiral 
Charles Stirling, E,. N., see p. (114), 

Issue (surname Stirling) : 

(1) Andrew, 

(2) Charles, 

(3) Charlotte, 

(4) William, 

(5) Anna, 

(6) Frank, lost on " Atalanta," 

(7) Walter, d. y., 

(8) Agnes, 

(YI) Anna, b. Sep., 1792, d. June 8, 1866, m. 1828, Sir 
James Home, 8th Bart, of Blackadder, Co. Berwick, son of 
Sir^George Home, Bart, b. March 17, 1790, d. 1836, 
Issue (surname Home) : 

(1) Sir John, 9th Bart., b. Nov. 4, 1829, d. unm. 
March 26, 1849, R. X., 

(2) Sir George, 10th Bart., advocate of the Scottish 

Bar, has assumed the additional surname of Spiers, 

m. Ann Oliphaut, only child of Graham Spiers, 
Issue (surname Home-Spiers) : 
Anna Beatrice, 
James, Officer 42cl Foot, 
Eobert Graham, K. N., 
Alice Georgiana, 

(VII) Dorothea Willing, b. Jan., 1794, d. unm. July 1, 

(VIII) Andrew, b. Jan., 1795, d. unm., 

(IX) Robert, b. April, 1796, d. unm., 

(112) Shippen — Stirling branch, 

(X) (Sir) James, Kt., Rear-Admiral of the Blue, R. N., 
Knighted April 4, 1833, Governor of the settlements of 
Western Australia, afterwards one of H. M. Commissioners 
for executing the office of High Admiral, ra. Sep. 4, 1823, 
Ellen, dau. of James Mangles of Woodbridge, near Guild- 

Issue (surname Stirling) : 

(1) Andrew, 

(2) Mary, m. Victor Bulkwhey, 

(3) Agnes, d. y., 

(4) Charles Edward, 

(5) Eleanor, m. J. Guthrie, 

(6) Walter, d. y. Cawnpore, 

(7) Dora, 

(8) Georgiaua, m. Stewart, 

(XI) Mary Noel, b. Aug., 1798, d. Hensley Park, Surrey, 
Jan. 24, 1834, m. Nov. 26, 1822, Henry W. Halsey of 
Hensley Park, son of Henry Halsey, 

Issue (surname Halsey) : 

(1) Henry, 

(2) Anna, 

(3) Mary, 

(4) William, 

(5) Dora, 

(6) Agnes, 

(XTI) Agnes, b. Nov. 20, 1799, d. unm. Feb., 1873, 
(XIII) Edward Hamilton, b. St. Heliers, Jersey, m. St. 
Heliers, Aug. 21, 1850, Anna Isabella, dau. of Captain Wil- 
liam Nugent Glascock, R. N., d. April 1, 1859. 

Sir Walter George Stirling, of Faskine, Co. Lanark, Bart., 
son of Sir Walter and Lady {nee Dorothy Willing) Stirling, p. (110), 
b. June 24, 1758, d. Aug. 25, 1832, F. R. S. and F. A. S., created a 
Bart. Dec. 15, 1800, Major-Com. of Somerset Place Volunteers, 1798- 
1803, Lieut.-Col. of the Prince of Wales Loyal Vol. 1803, J. P. for 
Co. Kent and High Sheriff 1804, M. P. for Gatton, Co. Surrey, 
1798, m. April 28, 1794, Susannah, d. 1806, only child and heiress 
of George Trenchard Goodenough of Bordwood, Isle of Wight. 
Issue (surname Stirling) : 

(I) Walter George, 2nd Bart., J. P. and D. L. for Kent 

Shippen — Stirling branch. (113) 

and Middlesex, b. March 15, 1802, m. Aug. 18, 1835, Caro- 
line Frances, dau. of 1st Earl of Stafford, 
Issue (surname Stirling) : 

(1) Walter, b. March 5, 1838, d. Hesse Darmstadt, 
June 5, 1862, midshipman on board the "Britannia," 
in the attack on Sebastopol, Oct., 1854, had a medal 
and clasp, and the Order of the Medjidie, 

(2) Walter George, Lieut.-Col. R. A., A. D. C. to Earl 

Spencer, when Lord Lieut, of Ireland, formerly 

Governor to Duke of Albany, m. Eliza Horatia 

Frederica, dau. of Lord Frederick Seymour and 

wid. of Henry, 3d Viscount Clifden, 
Issue (surname Stirling) : 
Evelyn Mary Caroline Lilah, 

(3) Frances Mary, m. the Rev. Eliot Henry Stapleton, 

son of the Hon. and Rev. Sir Francis Stapleton, 
Bart., Rector of Mereworth, Maidstone, 

Issue (surname Stapleton) : 
Hugh Le Despenser, 
Eleanor Mary Caroline, 
Evelyn Harriet Margaret, 
Francis Henry, 
Florence Blanche, 

(4) Harriet Anne, m. Charles Swinton Hogg, son of 

Sir James Weir Hogg, Bart., b. 1824, d. Calcutta, 
March 16, 1870, Administrator General, Bengal, 

Issue (surname Hogg) : 
Guy Weir, 
Ernest Charles, 
Violet Caroline Stuart, 

(II) Mary Jane, m. Sir James Flower, Bart., dec'd, 

(III) Dorothy Anne, ra. John Barrett-Lennard, son of Sir 
Thomas Barrett-Lennard, b. Dec. 30, 1789, d. 1853, 

Issue (surname Barrett-Lennard) : 

(1) Thomas, d. s. p. April 7, 1845, 

(2) George, m. Jessie, dau. and co-heir of J. M. Drum- 
mond-Nairne of Dunsiuane Castle, Perth, 

(3) Henry, m. his cousin Elizabeth, dau. of George 


Issue (surname Barrett-Lennard) : 

Francis, who inherited from his grandfather Edward Pri- 
deaux, Hexvvorthy, near Launceston, Cornwall, 

(lY) Georgiana Matilda, d. May 7, 1873, m., 1st, H. D. 
Milligan, Esq., and, 2ndly, 1833, Sir Thomas Barrett-Len- 
nard, b. Oct. 4, 1788, d. June 25, 1857, 


(114) Shippen — Stirling branch. 

Issue by 2nd husband, (surname Barrett-Lennard) : 

(1) Walter James, m. Caroline Dormer, 
Issue (surname Barrett-Lennard) : 

William, m. Margaret, dau. of Capt. Boswell of Peter- 
borough, Ontario, Canada, 

Mary Jane Matilda, m. John Hugh Monat, son of Charles 
Monat, Esq., of the Grove, Camberwell. 

Chaeles Stirling, son of Sir Walter and Lady (nee Dorothy 
Willing) Stirling, see p. (110), d. AVoburn Farm, Surrey, Nov. 7, 1834, 
aged 73 years. Admiral of the White, appointed Commissioner of the 
Navy at Jamaica, June, 1803, m. Charlotte, dau. of Andrew Grote 
Esq., of Blackheath, Co. Kent, and of London, banker, d. Woburn 
Farm, March 31, 1825, aged 61 years. 
Issue (surname Stirling) : 

Charles, m. London, July 2, 1833, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of 

H. Harrison, 
Frederick, d. unm. Calcutta, India, May 23, 1830, 
Charlotte Dorothea, m. her cousin Charles Stirling, see 

p. (Ill), 
Joseph Francis, R. N., d. Bath, Eng., Sep. 11, 1849, m. Mary 

Dormer, dau. of Francis Lonard, M. D., 
Andrew, m. Georgiana L. Blackwood. 

Charles Willing, son of Charles and Anne {nee Shippen) Wil- 
ling, p. (89), b. Phila., May 30, 1738, d. ":Coventry farm," Del. Co., 
Pa., Mch. 22, 1788, was a merchant in Barbadoes for many years, m. 
in Barbadoes, May 24, 1760, Elizabeth Hannah Carrington, dau. of 

Carrington of Barbadoes and his wife Elizabeth Gibbes, b. 

Barbadoes, March 12, 1739-40, d. Barbadoes, Oct. 12, 1795. 
Issue (surname Willing) : 

Elizabeth, b. Sep. 12, 1764, m. John Forster Alleyne of 

Barbadoes, see below, 
Ann, b. Aug. 5, 1767, m. Luke Morris of Phila., see p. (118). 

Elizabeth Willing, dau. of Charles and Elizabeth Hannah 
[nee Carrington) Willing, as above, b. Phila., Sep. 12, 1764, removed 
with her husband to England, d. Feb. 12, 1820, m. John Forster 
Alleyne of Barbadoes, son of Thomas Alleyne, b. May, 1762, d. Sep. 
29, 1823, 

Issue of John Forster and Elizabeth H. Alleyne : 

(I) Haynes Gibbes, b. 1783, d. July, 1813, on a voyage to 
England for his health, m. Georgiana, dau. of W^alter Yes, 

Shippen — Alleyne branch. (115) 

Esq., of Pyeland Hall, near Taunton, England, d. Paris 
1859, ' 

Issue (surname Alleyne) : 

(1) Haynes Gibbes, d. y. 1806, 

(2) Georgiana, d. 1867, m. June 1, 1825, George Furs- 
don of Fursdon, Devonshire, 

Issue (surname Fursdon) : 

Charles, m. Eliza, dau. of H. Willis, Esq., of London, 
Issue (surname Fursdon) : 

George Henry, 

Charles Alfred Thomas, 

Lucy Ada Georgiana, 

Gertrude Emily Alleyne, 
Alfred Henry Marcus, dec'd, 
Walter, d. 1876, m. Anna Hole of Devonshire, 
Issue (surname Fursdon) : 

Two daughters, 
George Edward, m. Miss Grant, 
Margaret Grace, 
Ellen, m. Kev. James Senior, 
Lucy, d. 1839, 
Alice, m. Mr. James of Sidmouth, 

(3) , 

(4) , 

(5) , 

(II) John Gay, b. 1783, d. 1820, m. Joanna Bishop of Bar- 

Issue (surname Alleyne) : 

(1) John, 

(2) Haynes Gibbes, 

(3) John Forster, d. 1870, m. in Canada, , 

Issue (surname Alleyne) : 
Three sons and six daughters, 

(4) Charles Kyd, d. unm. 1844, 

(5) Elizabeth, 

(6) Joanna Bishop, d. July 7, 1868, m. Philip Cbet* 
wode, R. N., b. May 16, 1805, d. 1844, son of Sir 

John Chetwode, Bart., of Buckinghamshire, 

Issue (surname Chetwode) : 

Dorothy Boughy, m. Rev. John T. Vaudrey, 

(7) Sarah McGeachy, 

(8) Mary Cathcart, d. 1836, 

(III) Sarah Gibbes, b. 1787, d. Sep. 16, 1876, m. 1808, 
Major Alexander McGeachy, who was killed June 9, 1810, 
leading a forlorn hope at the siege of Badajoz, 

Issue (surname McGeachy) : 

(1) Forster Alleyne, M. P., m. 1st, Anna Maria Letitia, 
d. 1841, dau. of Charles Clement Adderley of Hams 

(116) Ship-pen — Alleyne branch. 

Hall, Warwickshire, and, 2ndly, Clara Newcome, 
widow of the Rev. William Hall, see p. (116), 
(W) James Holdee, b. 1790, d. 1842, m. 1815, Eliza 
Mary, widow of George James, Esq., 
Issue (surname Alleyne) : 

(1) Margaret, b. 1816, d. unm., 

(2) Caroline, b. 1817, dec'd, m. James Maycock, 

Issue (surname Maycock) : 

Frederick, m. Miss Marshall, 

(3) James Holder, d. 1868, m. 1st, Louisa Fisher, and 

2ndly, Crutchley, 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Alleyne) : 

Edward, m. Emily Addison, 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Alleyne) : 


(4) Joseph Lowe, b. 1821, d. 1860, m. 1848, his cousin 

Julia, dau. of John Alleyne Holder, 
Issue (surname Alleyne) : 
.Josepli Lowe, 
Josephine, m. Mr. Beste, of Florence, 

(5) Alexander McGeachy, m. Miss Wood, 

Issue (surname Alleyne) : 

Frances Elizabeth Marion, ra. Flemyng George Gyll of 

Kemenham House, Bucks, Capt. R. H. A., 
and two sons, 

(6) (Rev.) Arthur Osborne Gibbes, m. Rosalie Whyte, 

Issue (surname Alleyne) : 
Three daughters, 

(V) Eliza, b. 1792, d. 1806, 

(VI) Margaret Salter, b. 1794, d. 1823, m. 1811, David 
Hall of Botteys, Surrey, 

Issue (surname Hall) : 

(1) Alexander, b. 1812, dec'd, m. 1838, Caroline, dau. 

of Thomas Han key of London, 

Issue (surname Hall) : 
Charles, m. Caroline Tritton, 
Issue (surname Hall) : 

One son and four daughters, 
George, m. Florence Yokes, 
Issue (surname Hall): 

One son and two daughters, 
Rev. Alleyne, m. Cecelia Broachman, 
Issue (surname Hall) : 

One son and three daughters, 

Margaret Elizabeth, d. 1864, m. 1862, Major, now Sir 
Francis Festing, Royal Marine Art., &c., 
Issue (surname Festing) a dau., d. 1866, 
Emily Maude, 

Shippen — Alleyne branch. (117) 

Frances, m. Eobert Wilson, late of Dragoon Guards, 
Issue (surname Wilson) : 
four children, 

(2) Elizabeth, b. 1813, d. 1834, 

(3) Mary, b. 1816, tl. 1817, 

(4) Rev. William Robert, b. 1817, d. 1842, m. 1840, 
Clara Newcome, his widow m., 2ndly, his cousin, 

Forster Alleyne McGeaehy, see p. (115), 

Issue (surname Hall): 
one son, d. 1842, 

(5) Margaret, b. 1818, d. 1818, 

(6) Margaret, b. 1820, d. 1820, 

(7) George, b. 1823, d. 1835, 

(VII) Mary, b. 1795, d. uum. 1835, 

(VIII) Thomas, b. 1796, d. 1806, 

(IX) Charlotte, b. 1797, d. 1797, 

(X) Charles Thomas, b. 1798, d. 1872, m. Margaret Fran- 
ces Bruce, d. 1863, dau. of John Bruce- Pryce and sister of 
Baron Aberdare, 

Issue (surname Alleyne) : 

(1) Sarah Frances, 

(2) Elizabeth Willing, m. 1870, Charles Grieve of 


Issue (surname Grieve) : 

three sons and five daughters, 

(3) Charles Knight Bruce, d. 1860, 

(4) Henry Wyndham, d. 1862, 

(5) Forster McGeaehy, m. 1872, Elsinore Alma, dau. 

of Bridges Taylor, British consul at Elsinore, 
Issue (surname Alleyne) : 
Alma Margaret, 
Thyra Blanche, 
Elsinore, d, y,, 
Frida Marion, 

(6) Annabella, 

(7) Leonora Blanche, m. 1874, Andrew Lang, 

(8) Herbert Percy, 

(XI) George Forster, b. 1803, d. 1803, 

(XII) John Forster, b. 1804, grad. A. M. (Cantab.), Rector 
of Kentesbere, Devon, m. 1835, Helen, dau. of Lieut. Gen. 

Issue (surname Alleyne) : 
Georgina Mary, 

Arthur Gore, in Royal Navy, d. 1860, 
Charles Stuart, Ensign in 93d Regt., d. 1862, 

(118) Shippen — Alleyne and Morris branches. 

Alice, m. George Marker, 
Helen Margaret, 

(XIII) Charlotte Emily, b. 1805, 

(XIV) Douglas, b. 1807, d. 1821, 

(XV) Henry, b. 1808, lost on the "Amazon," Jany. 4, 1851, 

ra. Mary Reeve James, dau. of George James of Barbados, 

Issue (surname Alleyne): 

Douglas, b. 1836, m. Ada, dau. of Capt. Graves, 
Issue (surname Alleyne) : 

Helen Maude, 

Ethel Mary, d. 1872, 

James, Capt. Royal Artillery, 

Henry Nelson, Lieut. Royal Navy, 



Alice, d. 1852, 

(XVI) Sophia, b. 1810, d. 1810. 

Ann Willing, dau. of Charles and Elizabeth H. {nee Carring- 
ton) Willing, p. (114), b. Phila., Aug. 25, 1767, d. Germantown, Jan. 
11, 1850, m. Phila., May 9, 1786, Luke Morris, son of Anthony 
Morris and his w. Elizabeth Hudson. 
Issue of LuK'E and Ann Morris : 

(I) Ann Willing, d. unra. Germantown, July 9, 1820, 
(II) Abby Willing, m. Justus Johnson of Germantown, son of 
of Anthony Johnson and his w. Sarah Rubicam, b. 1789, dec'd, 
Issue (surname Johnson) : 

(1) Luke Morris, m. Anne Paul, 

Issue (suiniime Johnson) : 

Abbv Willing, m. S. Smith, M. D., 

Justus, ni. Aurora Meredith, 

Anne Willing, m. Gilmore, M. D., 

(2) Ann Morris, a nun, 

(3) Anthony Morris, ra. Josephine Dorsey, 

Issue (surname Johnson) : 
Reuben Dorsey, 
Achsa Dorsey, 
Anthony Morris, 
Thomas Morris, 
George Morris, 
Charles Willing, 

(4) Susan E., m. John Fallon, 

Issue (surname Fallon) : 
Ann Willinsr, d. y., 
Josephine Fleming, d. y., 
Christopher Francis, 

Shippen — Morris branch. (119) 

John, d. y., 
Anthony Morris, d. y., 
Eli ward Fleming, d.'y. 1877, 
Agnes Rosalie, d. y. 1881, 
(5) Charles Willing, m. Emma Hansel, 
Issue (surname Jolmson) : 
Susan, d. y., 

<III) Thomas Willing, b. Oct. 23, 1792, d. May 12, 1852, 
m. Caroline Maria, dau. of George Calvert of Riversdale, 
Prince George Co., Md., d. Nov. 25, 1842, 
Issue (surname Morris) : 

(1) Rosalie Eugenia, dec'd, 

(2) Anna Maria, m. Francis Key Murray of Md., son 

of Daniel Murray of Elkridge, Md., and his w. 

Mary Dorsey, 

Issue (surname Murray) : 
Calvert, d. y., 
Stewart, d. y., 
Thomas Morris, 

Francis Key, d. y., 
Daniel Murray, 
Julia Meta, 

(3) George Calvert, d. April 29, 1882, member of 

Phila. bar, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Hartraan Kuhn 

(descend, of Hamilton), 
Issue (surname Morris) : 
Julia, d. y., 
Ellen Lyle, 
Hartman Kuhn, d. y., 
Caroline Calvert, 

(4) Julia Meta, 

(5) Henry J., 

(6) Eugene Carrington, 

(7) Caroline, 

(IV) Elizabeth Carrington, d. unm., 
(V) Margaretta Hare, d. unm., 
(VI) Susan Sophia, b. Aug. 12, 1800, dec'd, m. John Stock- 
ton Littell of Germantown, son of Stephen Littell of Bur- 
lington, N. J., and his w. Susan Gardiner, d. Germantown, 
July 11, 1875, 

Issue (surname Littell) : 

(1) Charles Willing, m. Susan, dau. of William P. 
Lemmon of Baltimore, 

(120) Shippen — Byrd branch. 

Issue (surname Littell) : 
Susan Morris, 
Eliza Lemmon, 

(2) Harriet Hare, 

(3) Thomas Gardiner, Rector of St. John's (P. E.) 
Church, Wilmington, Del., m. Helen Arcadia, dau. 

of Chancellor Samuel M. Harrington of Delaware^ 

Issue (surname Littell) : 
John Stockton, 
Samuel Harrington, 
Elton Gardiner, 
Helen Arcadia, 

(4) Margaretta Morris, d. y. 

Mary Willing, dau. of Charles and Anne {nee Shippen) Wil- 
ling, p. (89), b. Phila., Sep. 24, 1740, d. Westover, March 24, 1814, 
m. Phila., Jan. 29, 1761, William Byrd, better known as the third 
Col. Byrd of Westover, b. Westover, Sep. 6, 1729, son of William 
the second Col. Byrd of Westover (the founder of Richmond) and 
Maria Taylor, his second wife, and grandson of William the first CoL 
Byrd of Westove:i' and Mary Horsmanden his wife. William Byrd 
was descended from an old family dating back to the Norman con- 
quest. Hugo Le Brid m. Werburga, dau. and heiress of Roger Dom- 
ville of the Palatinate of Cestria, and so acquired the estate of Brex- 
ton, and thus down the various branches, the family comes down to 
the arrival of the first William in the Colony of Virginia, changing 
the name to Bird and Byrd finally. William Byrd had, like his 
Father and Grand-Father, the advantage of an English education, 
and was under the especial guardianship of his Aunt's husband. Col. 
Francis Otway of the Horse Guards. At 19 he returned to take 
possession as Master of Westover. He also was of the Council of 
the Colony and of the General Court and " evinced great soundness 
of judgment and uudeviating attachment to justice." In the w'ar of 
1756, he served his country with fidelity and zeal as Col. of the 
2d Va. Regiment. His amenity of manners was the just index of 
his soul. His politeness and amiability were very great, and many 
anecdotes are told as illustrations of them. He m., 1st, April 14, 
1748, Elizabeth Hill Carter of Shirley, dau. of John Carter and 
Eliza Hill of Shirley, and granddau. of Robert Carter of Corotoman, 
known as King Carter, b. Oct. 13, 1731, d. July 5, 1760, leaving 
four sons and one dau. William d. y., John Carter m. Mary Page, 
Thomas Taylor m. Mary Armstead of Hesse (their son Richard Eve- 
lyn m. his cousin Anne Harrison, a granddau. of William Byrd and his 

Shippen — Byrd branch. (121) 

second wife Mary Willing, see p. (125), Elizabeth Hill ra., 1st, James 
Parke Farley (their dau. Elizabeth m. Thomas Lee Sliippen,see p. (138), 
2ndly, Rev. Mr. Dunbar, and, 3rdly, Mr. Skipwith, Francis Otway m. 
Anne Mumford. The night after the eldest son, William, was christened , 
the Westover house was partially burned, owing to the carelessness of 
the housekeeper. When the family assembled, it was remembered 
that Charles and Edward Carter, Mrs. Byrd's brothers, were asleep 
in the third story. Col. Byrd, after conducting his wife and child 
safely to the lawn, returned, and at the risk of his own life, rushed 
to the rescue of the youths, and they escaped before the roof fell in. 
He was a most tender and affectionate Father, the constant companion 
of his daughters, who were ever free to join him, unless they saw 
him walking in his favorite buck eye paddock bareheaded, which was 
a sign that he was at his devotions and not to be disturbed. He d. at 
Westover, Jan 1, 1777. 

Issue of William and Mary Byrd : 

Maria Horsmanden, b. Phila., Nov. 26, 1761, m. John 

Page, see below, 
Anne, b. Westover, March 25, 1763, d. unm., 
Charles Willing, b. Westover, Oct. 8, 1765, d. Aug., 1766, 
Evelyn Taylor, b. Oct. 13, 1766, m. Benjamin Harrison, 

see p. (125), 
Abigail, b. Nov. 4, 1767, m. William Nelson, see p. (126), 
Dorothy, b. Westover, Feb. 12, 1769, d. Feb. 27, 1769, 
Charles Willing, b. July 26, 1770, m. Sarah Meade, see 

p. (127), 
Jane, b. Westover, Jan. 17, 1773, d. s. p., m. Carter Har- 
rison of Maycox, 
Richard Willing, b. Oct. 27, 1774, m., 1st, Lucy Harrison 

of Brandon, and, 2ndly, Emily Wilson, see p. (127), 
William, m. Susan Lewis, see p. (127). 

Maria Horsmanden Byrd, dau. of William and Mary {nee Wil- 
ling) Byrd, last named, b. Phila., Nov. 26, 1761, dec'd, m. John 
Page of Pagebrook, Ya., son of Robert Page and his wife Sarah 

Issue of John and Maria H. Page : 

(I) Mary, m. Benjamin Harrison of Berkely, Ya., 
Issue (surname Harrison) : 

(1) Henry, m. Fanny T. Burwell, 

(122) Shippen — Page branch. 

Issne (surname Harrison) : 
Henry H., m. Margaret Burd Page, see p. (122), 
Issue (surname Harrison) : 

William Page, 

Samuel M. Davis, 


Isabel Wurts, 

(2) Benjamin, M. D., m. Mattewella, dau. of Matthew 

Page and his wife Mary Randolph, 
Issue (surname Harrison) : 

(3) Maria, d. unra., 

(4) Evelyn, d. unm., 

(II) Sarah, m. Maj. Thomas Nelson of Mecklinburg and 
of Ga., 

Issue (surname Nelson) : 

(1) Evelyn, m. Dr. Robert Carter of Ga., 

(2) John Page, 

(3) William Byrd, m. his cousin Maria, dau. of Wil- 
liam Byrd Page and his second wife Eliza Atkinsonj 
see p. (123), 

Issue (surname Nelson) : 

(4) Maria, m. William Woolfork, 

Issue (surname Woolfork): 
Ten children, 

(5) Rosetta, m. Dr. Ticknor, 

(6) Col. Thomas of Ga., killed in battle, 

(III) William Byrd, m., 1st, his cousin Evelyn, dau. of 
William Nelson and Abigail Byrd his wife, see p. (127), 
and, 2adly, Eliza Atkinson, 

Issue by first wife (surname Page) : 

(1) Ann Willing, m. Thomas Nelson Carter, son of 
Dr. Robert Carter and his wife Mary Nelson, 

Issue (surname Carter) : 
William B., m. Lucy Page, 
Lucy, dec'd, m. Robert Renshaw, 
Issue (surname Renshaw) : 
Shirley, M. D., m. Mary, dau. of Gov. Thomas Swann of 

Issue (surname Carter) : 
Evelyn, d. unm.. 

Shippen — Page hrancli. (123) 

(2) William Byrd, M. D., of Philadelphia, m. Celes- 

tine A., dau. of Samuel Davis of Natchez, 
Issue (surname Page) : 

Samuel Davis, member of Phila. bar, m. Isabel G., dau. 
of William Wnrts, 
Issue (surname Page) : 
Howard Wurts, 
Ethel Nelson, 
William Byrd, 
Maria Vidal, m. Thomas C. Bowie, 
Issue (surname Bowie) : 
Celestine Page, 
John Ruth, 
Pauline Davis, 
Margaret Burd, m. Henry H. Harrison, see p. (121), 

(3) John, m. Lucy Burwell, 

Issue (surname Page) : 
Issue by second wife (surname Page) : 

(4) Evelyn, m. Richard H. Lee, 

Issue (surname Lee) : 

William, m. Jane Kowslar, 
Richard H., 

Eliza, m. Rev. James Winchester, 

(5) Maria, m. her cousin William Byrd Nelson, see 
p. (122), 

(IV) Robert Powel, M. D., m. 1st, 1819, his cousin Mary, 
dau. of Thomas Willing Francis, b. 1804, d. 1827, see p. 
(109), and 2ndly, Susan Grymes Randolph of Va., 
Issue by first wife (surname Page) : 

(1) Maria, d. 185-, m. Com. Jonathan Mayhew Wain- 
right, U. S. N., who was killed while in command 
of the "Harriet Lane," in action off Galveston dur- 
ing the Civil War, 

Issue (surname Wainwright) : 

Jonathan Mayhew, U. 8. N., d. 1870, 

Elizabeth, m. her cousin Dr. John Page Burwell, see 

Robert Powel, U. S. A., m. Josepha Sewell, 
Issue (surname Wainright) : 
Two girls, 
Maria Page, 

(2) Dorothy Willing, m. Nathaniel Burwell of Va., 

son of William Nelson Burwell and Mary Brooke 
his wife, 

Issue (surname Burwell): 

Robert Powel, d. aged 19 from a wound received during 

the Civil W^ar, 
George H., Lieut. C. S. A. at 16, after the war went to 

Mexico and was made Lieut, in Maximilian's army, 

killed in battle aged 19, 

(124) Shippen — Page branch. 

Philip, M. D., m. his cousin Marie Harrison, 
Issue (surname Burwell) : 
Marie Harrison, 
John Francis, 
John Page, M. D., at Wilmington, Del., grad. Jefferson 
Med. Coll., Phila., m. his cousin Elizabeth Wainwright, 
see above. 
William Nelson, M. D., at Pittsburg, Pa., grad. Jeff. Med. 

Thomas Hugh, 

Susan R., m., 1st, Major Henry, U. S. A., grad. West 
Point, d. 1877, and 2ndlv, Archie Gary Randolph, 
M. D., 

Issue by first husband (surname Henry) : 

Dora Willing Page, 
Mary Willing Francis, 
Evelyn Carter, 

(3) Anne, ra. Joseph Pleasants of Phila., 
Issue by second wife (surname Page) : 

(4) Elizabeth, d. num., 

(5) Mary Francis, m. John Esten Cooke, the author, 

Issue (surname Cooke) : 
Susan Randolph, 
Edmund Pendleton, 
Robert Powel Page, 

(6) Lucy Randolph, m. Capt. William Page Carter of 

(7) Robert Powel, m. his cousin Agnes, dau. of George 

H. Burwell of Carter Hall, 

Issue (surname Page) : 

Mary Francis, 
Robert Powel, 
George Harrison Burwell, 

(V) John E., m. Emily McGuire, 
Issue (surname Page) : 

(1) John, m. Elizabeth Walsh, 

Issue (surname Page) : 

(2) Ann Willing, m. Dr. W. B. Merriwether, 

Issue (surname Merriwether) : 

(3) Emma, m. Philip Nelson, sou of Thomas Nelson 

of Rosne and Mildred Nelson his wife, 
Issue (surname Nelson) ; 

(4) Robert, m. Martha Hardee, 

(5) Mary M., 

(6) Jane, 

(7) Evelyn, 

(8) William Byrd, 

Shippm — Harrison branch. (126) 

(VI) Abigail, m. John Hopkins, 
Issue (surname Hopkins) : 

(1) William Byrd, U. S. N., 

(2) John Page, M. D., 

(3) St. George, 

(VII) Matthew, M. D., m., 1st, Mary Collins, and, 2utlly, 
Harriet Collins, 

Issue by first wife (surname Page) : 

(1) Anne, 

Issue by second wife (surname Page) : 

(2) Herbert, m. Lulie Claiborne. 

Evelyn Taylor Byrd, dau. of William and Mary {nee Willing) 
Byrd, p. (121), b. Oct. 13, 1766, dec'd, m. Benjamin Harrison of 

Issue of Benjamin and Evelyn T. Harrison : 

(I) Mary, m. Mr. Taylor, 
Issue (surname Taylor) : 

(1) George Keith, d. unm., 

(2) Evelyn Byrd, 

(3) Richard, m. Miss Armistead, 

Issue (surname Harrison) : 
(4 Abigail, 

(5) William, 

(II) Abigail Willing, m. Eobert Walker, 
Issue (surname Walker) : 

(1) Robert, m. Margaret Dyer, 

(2) Evelyn Byrd, 

(3) Mary, m. Mr. Michie, 

Issue (surname Michie) : 

(4) Anne, 

(5) Elizabeth, m. Mr. Cameron, 

Issue (surname Cameron) : 

(III) George Evelyn, ra. Isabella Ritchie, 
Issue (surname Harrison) : 

(1) George Evelyn, m. Miss Gordon, 

Issue (surname Harrison) : 
George Evelyn, 

(126) Shippen — Harrison and Nelson branches. 


(2) Isabella, 

(IV) William Bykd, m., Ist, Mary Harrison, dau. of Ran- 
dolph Harrison and Mary Randolph his wife, and, 2ndly, 
Ellen Randolph, 

Issue by first wife (surname Harrison) : 

(1) Benjamin, m. Mary R., dau. of Nelson and Lucia 

Harrison Page, 

Issue (surname Harrison) : 
William Byrd, 

Lucia, m. Captain Edmund Cocke of Cumberland, 
Issue (surname Cocke) : 

(2) Col. Randolph, m. Harriet Heilemann, 

(3) Charles Shirley, 

(4) George Byrd, m. Jane Stone, 

Issue (surname Harrison) : 
William Evelyn, 

Issue by second wife (surname Harrison) : 

(5) Jane, 

(6) Thomas Jefferson, 

(V) Anne, m. her cousin Richard Evelyn Byrd, son of Thomas 
Francis Byrd and his wife Mary Armstead of Hesse, and 
grandson of William Byrd by his wife Elizabeth Hill Carter, 

Issue (surname Byrd) : 

(1) George Harrison, m. Lucy Wickham, 

Issue (surname Byrd) : 
Anne Harrison, 
Edward Wickham, 
Mary Wyman, 
Alfred Henry, 
Lucy Carter, 

(2) William, m. Jane Rivers, 

Issue (surname Byrd) : 
Richard Evelyn, 

Anne Harrison, 

(3) Alfred, 

(VI) Elizabeth, m. Alfred H. Powell. 

Abigail Byrd, dau. of William and Mary {nee Willing) Byrd, 
p. (121), b. Westover, Nov. 4, 1767, dec'd, m. Col. William Nelson, 

Shippen — Nelson and Byrd branches. (127) 

son of President William Nelson of Yorktown, and Elizabeth Bur- 
well his wife, Professor of Law at William and Mary College, Va., 
and Judge of the General Court. 
Issue (surname Nelson) : 

Lucy, m. Benjamin Harrison of Berkeley, 
Issue (surname Harrison) : 

Mary, m. Rev. William McGuire, 
Issue (surname McGuire): 

Anna Mercer, d. unm., 

Mary, m. Col. Pickens of S. C, 

Evelyn, m. her cousin William Byrd Page, see p. (121), 
Rose, d. unm., 
Abigail, d. unm. ^ 

Charles Willing Byrd, son of William and Mary {nee Willing) 
Byrd, p. (121), b. July 26, 1770, dec'd, went to Ohio, where he was 
made Judge, m. Sarah Meade. 
Issue (surname Byrd) : 

Evelyn, d. 1880, m. Woodson. 

Richard Willing Byrd, son of William and Mary {nee Wil- 
ling) Byrd, p. (121), b. Oct. 27, 1774, dec'd, m. 1st, Lucy Harrison 
of Brandon, d. s. p., and 2ndly, Emily Wilson. 
Issue (surname Byrd) : 

Mary Anne, m. Kennon, 

Issue (surname Kennon) : 

, m. Doran of San Francisco, 

George, m. , 

Issue, two sons, who are said to live in Chicago, but of 
whom I can find no trace. 
Charles, d. y. 

William Byrd, son of William and Mary {nee Willing) Byrd, 
p. (121), dec'd, m. Nov. 4, 1798, Susan Lewis of Gloucester Co., Va. 
Issue (surname Byrd) : 

Addison Lewis, m. Susan Coke of Williamsburg, Va., 
Issue (surname Byrd) : 

William, m. Martha McKensie of Richmond, Va., 

(128) Shippen — Byrd branch. 

Issue (surname Byrd) : 

Jane, m. ^ Miller of Mathews Co., Va., 

Rebecca, d. s. p., m. Notinghan, 

Mary Willing, m. Pritch, 

Issue (surname Pritch) : 
One dau., 
Addison, d. unm., 

Mary Willing, m. Richard Coke of Williamsburg, Ya., 

Issue (surname Coke) : 

Rebecca, m. Lewis Marshall, ' 
Issue (surname Marshall) : 
Kichard Coke, 
Margaret Lewis, 
Mary Willing, 
Fielding Lewis, 
Jane Otway, m. George Wythe McCandlish of Williams- 
burg, Va., 

Issue (surname McCandlish) : 

Susan Lewis, m. P. A. Taliaferro, M. D., of Glouces- 
ter, Va., 
Evelyn Byrd, 

Mary Willing, d. unm. 1876, 

Jane Otway Byrd, m. John B. Dougherty of Wilming- 
ton, Del., 

Issue (surname Dougherty) : 
George Byrd, 
Otway Byrd, 
Addison Lewis, 
Evelyn Byrd, 
Samuel Powel, m. Catherine Corbin of Laneville, King 

and Queen's Co., Va., 

Issue (surname Byrd) : 

Susan Lewis, m. Tazewell Thompson of Norfolk, Va., 
Issue (surname Thompson) : 


Samuel Byrd, 


Richard Corbin, m. Anne Gordon Marshall of Fau- 
quier Co., Va., 

Issue (surname Byrd) : 







Shippen — Hare branch. (129) 

Margaret Willing, dau. of Charles and Anne {nee Shippen) 
Willing, p. (90), b. Phila, Jan. 15, 1753, d. Sep. 21, 1816, m. Nov. 
16, 1775, Robert Hare, son of Richard and Martha Hare of Lime- 
house, near London, b. Woolwich, Kent, Jan. 28, 1752. He came to 
Penna. June 4, 1773. He was in the Penna. Assembly 1791, and 
Speaker of the Senate of Penna. in 1795, and ex officio Lieut. -Gov- 
ernor of the State. During tlie British occupation, he was obh'ged to 
go to Virginia, where he resided with Col. Byrd, his brother-in-hiw. 
He was one of the original organizers of the First Troop, Piiiladelphia 
City Cavalry, and a Trustee of the U. of P. 1789-1805. He d. Ger- 
mantown, Mch. 8, 1812, 

Issue of Robert and Margaret Hare : 

Richard, b. Sep. 22, 1776, d. Phila., July 9, 1778, 
Charles Willing, b. Westover, April 23, 1778, m. Anne 

Emlen, see below, 
Martha, b. Phila., Aug. 17, 1779, d. unm. Feb. 4, 1852, bu. 

Xt. Ch., 
Robert, b. Phila., Jan. 17, 1781, ra. Harriet Clark, see 

p. (131), 
Richard, b. Phila., Sep. 24, 1782, d. Jan. 9, 1796, 
John Powel, b. Phila., April 22, 1786, m. Julia de Veaux, 
see p. (133). 

Charles Willing Hare, son of Robert and Margaret (nee 
Willing) Hare, above named, b. Westover, April 23, 1778, d. Phila , 
April, 1827, m. Aug. 29, 1801, Anne, dau. of George Emlen, b. July 
6, 1777, d. Feb., 1851. 

Issue (surname Hare) : 

Sarah Emlen, d. unm. April, 1860, 

Robert, d. June, 1846, m. Nov., 1840, Claire Louise De 
Pestre, dec'd. 

Issue (surname Hare) : 
Edmund Charles Julian, 
Charles Louis Robert, d. y. 1847, 
William Bingham, d. Aug., 1825, 

George Emlen, grad. A. B (Union Col.) hon. D. D., LL. D., 
and S. T. D. (Columbia), at one time Head Master of Acad- 
emy of the Prot. Epis. Church in Phila., now Prof, of Bib- 
lical Learning in the Divinity Sch., Phila., and lias been 
member of the Standing Cora, of the Diocese of Penn., m. 


(130) Shippen — Hare branch. 

Juue, 1830, Elizabeth Catharine, dau. of the Rt. Revd. 

John Henry Hobart, Bp. of New York, \ 

Issue (surname Hare) : 

John Henry Hobart, ra. Marianna Clark, 
Issue (surname Hare) : 

William Hobart Clarke, 

George Emlen, d. y. 
Anna Emlen, m. Elihu Speneer^Miller, d. 187 — , grad. 

A. B. (Princeton), member of Phila. Bar, 

Issue (surname Miller) : 

Samuel Millington, grad. A. B. (Princeton), M. D., Med. 
Dep. (U. of P.), m. Elizabeth Rebecca, dau, of Dr. John 

Issue (surname Miller) : 
Charlotte Barclay, 
Marian Spencer, d. y., 
John Biddle, d. v., 
Elizabeth Spencer, 
Emlen Hare, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 
Elihu Spencer, 

Charles Willing Hare, d. y. 1868, 
Sarah Sergeant, d. y. 1873, 
Edward Alden, 
Dickenson Sergeant, 
Anna Emlen, 
Dayton Hobart, 
Joseph Selden, 
Charles Willing, m. Mary Singer, 
Issue (surname Hare) : 
Ida Hobart, 
George Emlen, 
Charles Willing, 
Christine Singer, 

William Hobart, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of Niobrara, 

m. Mary Amory Howe, d. 1866, 

Issue (surname Hare) : 
Hobart Amory, 

Chandler, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), m. Charlotte Eliza- 
beth Greene, 

Issue (surname Hare) : 
Charlotte Went worth, 
Wentworth Greene, 

James Montgomery, m. Mary Emlen Meredith, 
Issue (surname Hare) : 

Marian Scott, 

James Montgomery, 


William Hobart, 

Joseph Dennie, 

Elizabeth Emlen, 

Gouverneur Morris, 

Mary Meredith, 

Morin Scott, 
Mary Hobart, 

Shippen — Hare branch. (131) 

Eobert Emott, m., 1st, Jeannie Percy Williams, d, 1873, 

and, 2ndly, Heloise Victoria Guillou, 
Issue by second wife (surname Plare) : 
Ren^ Guillou, 
Elizabeth Catharine, 

Margaretta, d. March 25, 1849, m. April 28, 1831, 1. Pem- 

berton Hutchinson, d. May 9, 1866, 

Issue (surname Hutchinson) : 

James, d. y. Sep., 1833, 

Charles Hare, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), member of the 


James Howell, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), M. D. (U. of 

P.), elected Trustee U. of P. 1878, m. Ann Wil- 

cocks, dau. of Charles IngersoU (descend, of Chew), 

Issue (surname Hutchinson) : 

Susan IngersoU, d. y. April 8, 1878, 

Margaretta Hare, 

James Pemberton, 

Annie Powel, 

Charles IngersoU, 

Katharine Preston, 
Pemberton Sydney, m. Agnes Wharton^ 
Issue (surname Hutchinson) : 

S. Pemberton, 

George Wharton, d. June, 1866, 

Sydney Emlen, 


Agnes Wharton, 

Margaretta Willing, 

Annie Emlen, m. John Hare Powel, see p. (135), 


Cintra, d. Nov., 1848, 

Emlen, m. 1st, Mary Shreve, d. Sep. 1, 1873, and, 2ndly, 

Harriet Sheafe, 

Issue by first w. (surname Hutchinson) : 

Mary Shreve, 
Issue by second w. (surname Hutchinson) : 

Henry Sheafe, 

Ann Bingham, b. Feb. 16, 1813, d. March 27, 1825. 

Robert Hare, son of Robert and Margaret [me Willing) Hare, p. 
(128), b. Phila., Jan. 17, 1781, on the day of the battle of the Cow Pens. 
He devoted himself to chemistry, and invented the compound or oxy- 
hydrogen blow-pipe, in 1801, and perfected the voltaic battery, intro- 
ducing his Deflagrator. Professor of Chemistry at the University of 
Penn., 1818-1848. He was fond of graphic illustrations; they abound 
in his Memoirs and in his Compendium and other works. He was an 
ardent patriot, of the school of Washington, a Federalist, while that 

(132) Shippen — Hare branch. 

primeval party had a name, and a man of unbending rectitude, and 
his writings upon political and financial questions were marked by- 
vigorous thought and large views. He was a life member of the 
Smithsonian Institute, to which he gave all his chemical and physical 
apparatus. He m. Sep., 1811, Harriet, dau. of John lunis Clark of 
Providence, R. I., and Lydia Brown his wife, b. 1782, d. March 19, 
1869. Hed. May 15, 1858. 
Issue (surname Hare) : 

John Ints'is Clark, b. Aug., 1812, d. Aug., 1813, 
John Innis Clark, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), hon. LL. D. 
1868, Trustee 1858-68, studied law, Professor Inst. Law. 
1868, Mem. Am. Phil. Soc. 1842, Judge Dist. Ct. Phila. 
1851-67, Pres. Judge Dist. Ct. Phila. 1867-74, and by the 
New Constitution assigned as Pres. Judge of Common Pleas 
No. 2, 1875, which office he now holds, has edited "Smith's 
Leading Cases," m. Piiila., Nov. 16, 1842, Esther C, dau. 
of Horace Binney and Elizabeth Coxe his wife. 
Issue (surname Hare) : 

Horace Binney, d. on board his yacht, April, 1879, 
studied medicine, after graduation, devoted his atten- 
tion to Chemistry, Professor (U. of P.), m. Emily 
Power, dau. of Thomas Truxton and Mary Anna 

Tillinghast Beale, 

Issue (surname Hare) : 
Robert, (i. y. Nov., 1875, 
( harles Willing, 
Esther Binney, 
Horace Binney, 
Thomas Truxton, 
John Innis Clark, d. y. 1848, 

John Innis Clark, d. Sep., 1867, 

IjYDIA, m. Providence, R. I., Aug. 15, 1838, Frederick Prime 

of New York, 

Issue (surname Prime) : 

Emily, m. Lewis Livingston Delafield, 
Issue (surname Delafield) : 

Lewis Livingston, 

Kobert Hare, 

Frederick Prime, 

Lydia, d. y. June, 1843, 

Alice, d. y. 1845, 

Frederick, A. B., (Col.), served in U. S. Volunteers 

1862-63, studied at the Royal School of Mines, 

Shippen — Hare and Powel branches. (133) 

Freiberg, Saxony, Cora, to Centennial Exposition, 
now President of Allen town Iron Co., has written 
several works on Geology, m. Laurette de Tousard, 

dau. of Alfred Coxe of Pliila., 

Issue (surname Friine) : 

Laurette Coxe, d. y. Aug. 29, 1873, 
Mary Alice. 
Ijaurette de Tousard, 
Frederick, d. y. Dec. 17, 1880, 

Robert Harford, m. Aug. 28, 1845, Caroline Fleming, dau. 
of Charles Henry Fleming of New Bedford, and Mary 
Rotch his wife, 

Issue (surname Hare) : 

Mary Fleming, m. Sussex Delaware Davis of Phila. 


Issue (surname Davis) : 
Samuel Boyer, 
Caroline Hare, 
Robert Hare, 
Sussex Delaware, 
Harriet, m. George McClellan, M. D., grad. JefiT. Med. 

George Harrison, U. S. N., d. s. p. July 22, 1857, m. Eliza- 
beth Binney, dau. of John and Mary Binney Cadwalader, 
Theodore Dehon, d. y. June, 1825. 

John Powel Hare, son of Robert and Margaret [nee Willing) 
Hare, p. (128), b. April 22, 1786, d. Newport, R. I., June 14, 1850. 
As the adopted son of his mother's sister, Mrs. Powel, he inherited 
from her an entailed estate, and caused his name to be transposed, by 
Act of Assembly, to John Hare Powel. He was Secretary of Legation 
under Col. Pinckney, near the Court of St. James, 1809-11, where 
he was remembered, writes Greville, " as the handsomest man ever 
seen." In 1812, he was commissioned full Col. on Genl. Scott's staif, 
and served as Inspector General of the district between the Hudson 
and the Rappahannock until the end of the war. A member of the 
Penna. Senate 1827-30, in 1827 he was leader of the Working Man's 
party. A Democrat in the old and solid sense, he was never an adhe- 
rent of Andrew Jackson. An ardent lover of Agriculture, he gave 
to it, by an enlightened and liberal propagandism, the first serious 
impulse towards growth in his own State, and to this end, his time, 
money, influence and example were unsparingly used. Of marked 
and powerful personality, he called forth many ardent friendships, 

(134) Shippen — Fowel branch. 

which continued unbroken until the close of his life. He m. Oct. 20, 
1817, Julia, dau. of Col. Andrew de Veaux of South Carolina, and 
Anna Maria Verplanck of New York ^is wife, d. Phila., Dec. 8, 1845. 
(Julia de Veaux Foulke.) 

Issue (surname Powel) : 

Samuel, m. Mary, dau. of Hon. Robert Johnston of Jamaica, 
Issue (surname Powel) : 
Mary Edith, 
Samuel, grad. A. B. (Brown Univ.), m. Hope Ives, dau. 

of William Binney of Prov., R. I., 
Katharine Julia, m. Wallace Fitz Randolph, Major U. 
S. A., 

Issue (surname Randolph): 
Annie Powel, 
John Hare, 

Robert Johnston Hare, grad. A. B. (Harvard), 
Harford Willing, grad. A. B. (Harvard), 
Andrew de Veaux, d. 1848, m. Elizabeth Cooke of Mary- 
land, d. 1845, 

Issue (surname Powel) : 

Elizabeth Cooke, m. Gustav W. Liirman of Baltimore, 

Issue (surname Liirman,) 
Elizabetli de Veaux, 
Frances Donnell, 

Henry Baring, d. April 4, 1852, m. Caroline, dau. of Hon. 
Richard H. Bayard of Delaware, 
Issue (surname Powel) : 

Mary de Veaux, ra. Rev. George Woolsey Hodge, A. 

B. (U. of P.), 

Issue (surname Hodge) : 
Helen Harriet, 
Henry Baring, 
Mildred Aspiuwall, 

Robert Hare, m. Amy Bradley, 
Issue (surname Powel) : 

Julia de Veaux, m. Samuel W. M. Peters, see p. (104), 

William Piatt, d. y., 

Robert Hare, 

Amy Ida, 

De Veaux, 

Henry Baring, 
Elizabeth, d. y., 

Shippen — Powel branch. (135) 

Harford, d. y., 

Julia de Veaux, m. William Parker Foulke, d. June 18, 
1865, member of the Phila. Bar, but devoted his time to 
scientific and philanthropic pursuits, 
Issue (surname Foulke) : 

Julia Catharine, m. Henry Carvill Lewis, grad. A. B. 

(U. of P.), Prof, of Mineralogy, A. N. S., Phila., 
William de Veaux, 
Richard Parker, d. y., 
Lisa de Veaux, 
John Francis, 
Sara Gwendolen, 
George Rhyfedd, 
John Hare, m. his cousin Annie Emlen Hutchinson (see p. 
131), d. May, 1872, 
Issue (surname Powel) : 
John Hare, d. y., 
Pemberton Hare, 
Ida Alicia, m., 1st, Edward Morrell, d. 1872, and, 2adly, 
John G. Johnson, of Phila. Bar, 

Issue by first husband (surname Morrell) : 
Ida Laurette, 
Edward de Veaux, 

WiLiAM Shippen, son of Joseph and Abigail {nee Grosse) Ship- 
pen, p. (58), generally known as Dr. William Shippen, the Elder, 
b. Phila., Oct. 1, 1712. We are told that he applied himself, early 
in life, to the study of medicine, for which he had a remarkable genius, 
possessing that kind of instinctive knowledge of diseases which cannot 
be acquired from books. He seems to have inherited his father's eager 
desire to explore the domains of physical science, and no doubt that 
the Junto had its influence in shaping his course in life. An eminent 
physician in this city says : " It is most probable that he acquired 
those ideas of the importance of the study (practical anatomy) which 
induced him to impress upon his son the propriety of making him- 
self master of the science, in order to aid the establishment of those 
lectures he afterwards so ably delivered." There is no record, so far 
as I know, as to when and where he received his degree of Doctor of 
Medicine, but he speedily obtained a large and lucrative practice, 

(136) Shippen. 

which he maintained through a long and respected life. He was 
especially liberal towards the poor, and, it is said, not only gave his 
professional aid and medicines without charge, but oftentimes assisted 
them by donations from his purse. He was very successful in his 
practice, but was so far from thinking that medicine was much ad- 
vanced towards perfection, that it is said, when he was congratulated 
by some one on the number of cures he effected and the few patients 
he lost, his reply was : " My friend ! Nature does a great deal, and 
the grave covers up our mistakes." Conscious of the deficiencies for 
medical education in America, and animated by a patriotic desire to 
remedy them, Dr. Shippen trained his son for that profession, sent 
him to Europe, where he had every possible opportunity for obtain- 
ing a knowledge of the various branches, and on his return (May, 
1762), encouraged him to commence a series of lectures on anatomy, 
in one of the large rooms of the State House, and thus to inaugurate 
the first medical school in America. Dr. Shippen was by no means 
given to politics, but the outlook for the Americans, at the close of 
the year 1778, was very dark and dreary. It was at this moment 
that he was called upon to take part in the councils of the nation. 
On Nov. 20, 1778, he was elected to the Continental Congress by the 
Assembly of Pennsylvania by a vote of 27. At the end of the year, 
he was re-elected, Nov. 13, 1779. His advanced years and his pro- 
fessional duties would have furnished ample excuse to any less patri- 
otic citizen for declining the thankless position, but an examination 
of the Journals of Congress shows us that Dr. Shippen was always 
steadily at his post, and that his votes and conduct were those of an 
honest, intelligent, high-minded, patriotic gentleman, who thought 
only of his country's welfare. The Junto, in which Dr. Shippen took 
an earnest part, was more or less the origin of the American Philo- 
sophical Society, of which he was Vice-President, 1768, and for many 
years after. He was first physician to the Pennsylvania Hospital, 
1753-1778. He was one of the founders of the Second Presbyterian 
Church, 1742, and a member of it for nearly sixty years. He was 
so very abstemious that he never tasted wine or any spirituous liquor 
until during his last illness. He possessed the powerful frame and 
vigorous health for which his race was noted. He rode on horseback 
from Germantown to Philadelphia, in the coldest weather, without an 
overcoat, and but a short time before his death, took a walk of six 
miles. His mode of living was simple. His temper was so serene 
that tradition says it was never ruffled. His benevolence was without 

Shippen. (137) 

stint. He lived beloved, and at the great age of ninety years, he 
bowed his reverend head to the will of his merciful Creator, regretted 
and lamented, and was buried in the graveyard of the Church to 
which he had been so useful. He m. Sept. 19, 1735, Susannah, dau. 
of Josepii Harrison of Philadelphia, and Katherine Noble his wife, 
b. Phila., June 30, 1711, d. between June 4, 1774, and Jan. 10, 1775. 
Mr. Shippen d. Gerraantown, Nov. 4, 1801. (Prepared for Con- 
gress of Authors, July 2, 1876, by Thomas Balch.) 
Issue : 

"William, b. Phila., Oct. 12, 1736, ra. Alice Lee, see below, 
Joseph W., b. Phila., Oct. 17, 1738, d. unm. Oxford, Sussex 

Co., N. J., Sep. 13, 1795, 
John, b. Phila., Jan. 23, 1740, grad. A. B. (Princeton) 1758, 
studied medicine under his father, and afterwards at the 
University of Rheims, France, where he took his degree of 
M. D. Soon after his return home, he started, April 5, 
1770, a course of lectures on Fossils, etc., d. unm. Balti- 
more, Md., Nov. 26, 1770, 
Susanna, b. Phila., Oct. 23, 1743, ra. Rev. Samuel Blair, see 
p. (139). 

William Shippen, generally known as t)r. William Shippen, the 
Younger, son of William and Susannah (nee Harrison) Shippen, above 
named, was b. Phila., Oct. 21, 1736, grad. A. B. (Princeton) 1754, and 
delivered the Valedictory for his class. Studied with his father until 
1758, when he went to England, and studied under Drs. John Hun- 
ter, William Hunter and McKenzie. Grad. M. D. (University of 
Edinburgh) 1761, and after a short visit to France, returned to Phila- 
delphia, in May, 1762. On Nov. 16, 1762, he commenced the first 
course of lectures on Anatomy ever delivered in America ; the first 
ones were given at the State House. He continued to lecture until Sept. 
23, 1765, when he was elected Prof, of Anatomy and Surgery in the 
Medical School of the College of Philadelphia, of which he was the 
founder. On July 15, 1776, he was appointed "Chief Physician for 
the Flying Camp." In March, 1777, he laid before Congress a plan 
for the organization of a Hospital Department, which, with some 
modifications, was adopted, and on April 11, 1777, he was unani- 
mously elected "Director-General of all the Military Hospitals for the 
Armies of the United States;" he resigned Jan. 3, 1781. On the re- 
organization of the College of Phila. as the University of Penna., he 

(138) Shippen. 

was elected, May 11, 1780, Prof, of Anatomy and Surgery, which 
position he resigned 1806. He was one of the originators of the Col- 
lege of Physicians, 1787, and was its President from 1805 until his 
death. M. drca 1760, Alice, dau. of Col. Thomas Lee of Virginia, 
and Hannah Ludwell his wife, b. Virginia, June 4, 1736, d. Phila., 
Mch. 25, 1817. Mr. Shippen d. Germantown, July 11, 1808. 
Issue : 

Anne Hume, d. Phila., Aug. 23, 1841, aged 78, m. Mch. 11, 
1781, Henry Beekman Livingston, son of Robert R. Liv- 
ingston of Clermont, and Margaret Beekman his wife, b. 
1750, Col. in the Continental Army, d. Rhinebeck, N. Y., 
Nov. 7, 1831, 

Issue (surname Livingston) : 
Margaret Beekman, b. Phila., Dec. 26, 1781, d. 
unm. Phila., July 1, 1804, 
Thomas Lee, b. Mch. 10, 1791, m. Elizabeth Carter Farley, 

see below, 
William Arthur Lee, b. Phila., Aug. 21, 1796, who, with 
five others, of whom I can find no information, d. y. 

Thomas Lee Shippen, son of William and Alice {nee Lee) Ship- 
pen, as above, of Farley, Bucks Co., Penna., b. 1765. He was edu- 
cated at Booth's Academy, Md., Hon. M. A. (Princeton) 1788. 
Studied law under James Madison, and afterwards, 1786, at the 
Lower Temple, London, m. Mch. 10, 1791, at Nesting, Va., Eliza- 
beth Carter, dau. of Major James Parke Farley of Antigua, W. 1., 
and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Col. William Byrd of Westover. 
She m., 1st, John Bannister of Va., and after the death of Mr. 
Shippen, she m,, 3rd, Gen. George Izard, U. S. A., d. Phila., June 
24, 1827, aged 52 years. Mr. Shippen d. near Charleston, S. C, 
Feb. 4, 1798. 
Issue : 

William, b. Farley, Jan. 19, 1762, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 
1810. Studied medicine under Dr. .Wistar, and grad. M. 
D. Med. Dept. (U. of P.) 1814. He was demonstrator of 
Anatomy at the Univ. of Penna. and Trustee of Princeton 
Col. 1841-1867, m. Petersburg, Va., Feb. 14, 1817, Mary 
Louise, dau. of Thomas Shore of Petersburg, Va., and Jane 
Gray Wall his wife, b. Petersburg, Mch. 17, 1798, d. May 
3, 1879, he d. Phila., June 5, 1867, 

Shippen. (139) 

Issue : 

Jane Gray, m. Phila., Edward "Wharton, son of Fish- 
bourne Wharton and his 1st wife Susan Shoemaker, 
d. Baltimore, Md., June 17, 1868, 

Issue (surname Wharton) : 
Mary Louise, d. unni. Baltimore, Md., Jan. 16, 1868, 
Emma Manigault, d. y. May 3, 1820, 

Alice Lee, d. " Violet Bank," Va,, m. Joshua Maddox 

Wallace, M. D., son of Joshua M. Wallace and his 

wife Rebecca, dau. of Dr. William Mcllvaine and 

his 1st wife Mary Coxe, b. Burlington, d. Phila., 

Nov. 10, 1851, 

Issue (surname Wallace) : 

William Mcllvaine, b. Phila., d. "Violet Bank," Feb. 21, 

Shippen, m. Burlington, N. J., Laura Christina, dau. of 
John O'Conner Barclay, M. D., U. S. N., d, Burlington, 
N. J., Nov. 13, 1874, 

Issue (surname Wallace) : 

Violet Lee, b. Berlin, Germany, 
Mary Coxe, d. Bristol, N. J., Aug. 27, 1853, 
Thomas Lee, of Petersburg, Va,, ra. Petersburg, Va., 

Jane Gray, dau. of Dr. John Gillian and Elizabeth 

S. Shore his wife, d. Petersburg, Aug., 1874, 
Issue : 
William, grad. A. B. (Princeton), member of Phila. 

Bar, was for some years in law partnership with 

Thomas Francis Bayard, m. Baltimore, Achsah 

Ridgely, dau. of Charles R. Carroll of Baltimore 

and Rebecca Anne Pue his wife, — Mr. Shippen d. 

Phila., April 3, 1858,— 

Issue : 

Charles Carroll, grad. A. B. (Harvard) M. D., 
Edward, grad. A. B. (Princeton), M. D. Med. Dept. 

(U. of P.), m. Rebecca Nicholson, wid. of J. E. H. 

Post of Baltimore, 

Issue : 

Parker Lloyd, 

Joseph, d. y. May 18, 1830, ^ 

Mary Louisa, d. Phila., April 25, 1848, 
James Parke Farley, d. April 19, 1853, 
Richard Henry Lee, d. y. Jan. 28, 1836. 

Susanna Shippen, dau. of William and Susannah {nee Harrison) 
Shippen, p. (137), b. Phila., Oct. 23, 1743, d. Germantown, Oct. 12, 
1821, m. Abington, Ct., Sep. 24, 1769, Rev. Samuel Blair, D. D., 

(140) Shippen — Blaii' branch. 

son of Rev. Samuel Blair and Frances Van Hook his wife, b. Chester 
Co., Penn., 1741. Grad. A. B. (Princeton) 1760, and was a tutor there 
1761-1764. He was licensed to preach 1764, and installed pastor of 
the Old South Church in Boston, Sep., 1766, which position he re- 
signed Oct. 10, 1769. He was elected President of the College of New 
Jersey in 1767, but declined in order to secure the election of Dr. 
Witherspoon. He was chaplain to a brigade of artillery during the 
Revolution, and to the House of Representatives 1790-1792. D. D. 
(U. of P.), d. Germantown, Sep. 23, 1818. 
Issue of Samuel and Susanna Blair : 

Frances Van Hook, m. July 4, 1816, Charles Pierce of 
Bristol, Penn., d. s. p. Bristol, Nov. 27, 1848, 

Susan Shippen, b. Mch. 2, 1771, m. Col. Isaac Roberdeau 
see below, 

William Shippen, d. unm., 

Abigail Phillips, d. unm., 

Samuel, b. Mch. 10, 1777, m. Esther Smith, see p. (141). 

Susan Shippen Blair, dau. of Samuel and Susanna (nee Shippen) 
Blair, last named, b. Mch. 2, 1771, d. Phila., Oct. 28, 1843, m. Nov. 
7, 1792, Col. Isaac Roberdeau, b. Phila., Sep. 11, 1763, son of Gen. 
Daniel Roberdeau and Mary Bostwick his wife. He was assistant 
engineer to Major L'Enfant and Col. Ellicott when they planned and 
laid out Washington, 1791, and delivered, Feb. 22, 1800, an oration on 
the death of Gen. Washington. He was Topographical Engr. in the 
army during the war of 1812, and at its close was with Col. Hawkins 
to report the boundary line between the British possessions in Canada 
and the United States. He organized the Topographical Bureau in 
Washington, and was its head until his death, at Georgetown, Jan. 
15, 1829. He was bu. in the bu. ground at Georgetown with military 

Issue of Isaac and Susan S. Roberdeau : 

Mary Elizabeth, b. Germantown, Mch. 30, 1795, d. unm. 

Phila., Nov. 15, 1833, bu. at Woodlands, 
Susan Shippen, 

Frances Selina, m. McKean Buchanan, b. Baltimore, 
Md., July 27, 1798, son of Dr. George Buchanan and 
Lsetitia McKean his wife, entered the navy as Paymaster, 
Aug. 21, 1826, took an active part in the battle of Hamp- 
ton Roads, Mch. 8, 1862, was retired at the age of sixty- 

Shippen — Blair branch. (141) 

two, with the rank of Paymaster, d. Charlestown, Mass., 
Men. 18, 1871, b. Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 
Issue (surname Buchanan) : 

Eoberdeau, grad. B. S. (Harvard), followed his profes- 
sion as engineer until 1872, now in Patent Office in 
Lsetitia McKean, d. Charlestown, Mass., July 20, 1871, 
m. Surg. G. S. Fife, U. S. N., 

Issue (surname Fife) : 
George William Buchanan Cains, 
Selina, d. y. July 19, 1871. 

Samuel Blair, son of Samuel and Susanna (nee Shippen) Blair, 

p. (139), b. Mch. 10, 1777, d. Bristol, May 16, 1859, m. May 12, 

1802, Esther Smith, d. Germantown, Oct. 19, 1813. 

Issue (surname Blair) : 

Samuel, b. Feb. 8, 1803, d. Mch. 23, 1804, 

Susan Shippen, b. July 1, 1804, d. Nov. 29, 1832, m. Dec. 

2, 1828, Rev. Thomas Joseph Addison Mines, son of Rev. 

John Mines of "Rose Hill," Md., d. Jan. 20, 1838, 

Issue (surname Mines) : 

Addison, b. Aug. 2, 1829, d. Sep. 6, 1832, ' 

Flavel Scott, b. Sep. 17, 1831, d. Nov., 1832, 

William Shippen, b. Nov. 15, 1805, d. Dec. 22, 1805, 

Abby Paulina, b. Nov. 23, 1806, d. Washington, July 23, 


Edward Shippen, b. Jan. 1, 1809, d. Jan. 13, 1813, 

Zepherene Victoria, b. Aug. 4, 1811, m. Feb. 27, 1845, 

Thomas Callanan, son of John Callanan of Bristol, 

Issue (surname Callanan) : 

Samuel Blair, 

Dora Donath, d. y. 1853, 

Frances Blair, m. Joseph Kenworthy, 
Issue (surname Kenworthy) : 
Zepherene Blair, 
George Birkhead, 

RoBERDEAU, b. Sep. 6, 1813, d. Oct. 30, 1814. 

Um\ 1^33 to i^V6. 

James Logan. 
William Logan 

Every notice of James Logan has begun with the statement that 
he was descended from that Logan of Restah-ig, in Scotland, whose 
estates were confiscated for connection with the Gowrie conspiracy 
against King James VL It is said that one of his sons was grand- 
father of James Logan. This cannot be disproved, and it may be 
supposed that those who have written on the subject had before them 
evidence sufficient to show that he was of the same family as the 
attainted baron, if not a direct descendant, l)ut the claim of direct 
descent lacks what would now be the best evidence to establish it, 
viz., that James Logan ever said so himself. He has left no note of 
it. He sealed his letters with the arms of the Logans of Oxford- 
shire, England, at the same time disclaiming any right to them. He 
says in a letter to Cornal George Logan, whom he addresses not as 
" cousin," but as " esteemed friend," dated 9, 9, 1713 : " N. Griffitts 
informing me that thou desirest ye Coat of Arms belonging to our 
name, I here give thee in Wax what I have on my Seal, but believe 
neither of us have any very good right to it being what the English 
Logans of Oxfordshire carry, but those of Scotland I have been told 
have a very different one (and yet a good one) wh. I have never seen, 
however having occasion for a seal & finding only this in my way I 
made use of it, nor do I fear a citation to ye Heralds Office for my 
presumption." There is in the possession of the family " an Histor- 
ical Account of the Ancient and Honourable Family of Logan of 
Restalrig drawn u{) by Mr. George Logan one of the Ministers 
of Edinburg at the desire of his honoured and learned friend 
William Logan M. D. of Bristol," chiefly taken from Nisbet's 
Heraldry, but this makes no claim of relationship. In the sev- 
enteenth century, the name was quite common in Scotland, there 
being the Logans of Cowstoun, of Coitfield, &c., &c., and some five 

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James Logans graduating at Edinburgh between 1600 and 1700. It 
had an honorable antiquity, first appearing about the year 1 180 with one 
John de Logan, who married a daughter of Taidcard, a Flemish set- 
tler in Lanark, the charter from Tankard's son for land in frank- 
marriage with his sister being mentioned in Chalmer's Caledonia ; 
and from tliat time the Logans maintained a certain prominence 
among the lesser barons, now and tiien rising to fame and power. 
The data concerning them were very carefully collected by the late 
J. Francis Fisher in 1829 from the books then in the Philadelphia 
Library, and embodied in a MS. unfortunately too long to be printed 
here. Our own later investigations have added little to what he 
wrote. The Logans of Restalrig were the most important branch of 
the family. The barony of Restalrig, or Lestarrick, was originally 
the property of the Leiths, and Douglas's Baronage repeats the asser- 
tion that by marriage with a daughter of that family it was obtained 
by a Logan in the reign of King Robert Bruce. Sir Robert Logan 
accompanied " good Sir James Douglas " in his journey with the 
heart of Bruce, and with him was killed by the Saracens in Spain, 
after which the family bore as a coat of arms three passion-nails 
piercing a man's heart. In 1398, these appear on the seal of Sir 
Robert Lojran of Restalriy;, who married a dauijhter of Kincr Robert 
II., and became Admiral of Scotland. According to Mr. Fisher, it 
was the son of the Admiral, another Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig, 
who married Geilles, or Giles, daughter of the lord of Somerville. 
About a century later, another Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig mar- 
ried Margaret, daughter of the fourth Lord Seton ; again, a Sir 
Robert appears about 1560 as marrying Agnes, daughter of Patrick, 
Lord Gray, she afterwards becoming the wife of Alexander, fifth 
Lord Home; and a Logan of Restalrig, in the sixteenth century, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of David Macgill of Cranston-riddel, 
King's Advocate. The conspirator Logan married a daughter of Sir 
Patrick Home of Fastcastle in Berwickshire, in that way acquiring 
that great fortress, whither, it is thought, the Gowrie conspirators 
intended to convey the King. This Logan has been called by one of 
his contemporaries, "ane godles, drunkin, and deboshit man;" and 
Sir Walter Scott has shown that his having squandered away a large 
estate, at once explains his engaging in a plot whose most probable 
object was to sell the Scotch King a prisoner to Queen Elizabeth, and 
also rebuts the idea that the evidence against him was manulactured 
by the Crown to enrich itself. In 1596, he sold his estate of Nether 

Logan. 3 

Orogar to Andrew Logan of Coalfield, or Coitfield, and in 1604, his 
son mortgaged the barony of Kestalrig to Lord Balmerinoch. The 
reader will find an account of the Gowrie conspiracy in Scott's or 
Burton's History of Scotland, both authors agreeing that the letters 
on which Logan was convicted, alone clear up the purpose of the 
conspirators. G. P. R. James has worked the affair into a novel, 
*' The King's Plot," based upon the idea that a king who was both 
humane and cowardly, plotted a murder, and exposed his own life to 
entrap his victim! On the 5th of August, 1600, as the King was 
on a hunting-party, and but slightly armed, he was induced by 
Alexander Ruthven, Master of Gowrie, to accompany him to Gowrie 
Castle, to examine a jn'isoner. A few of the King's retinue followed, 
and were entertained by the Earl of Gowrie, while his brother, the 
Master, led the King through the Castle to a small room, where was 
waiting the Earl's chamberlain in full armor. Here the Master drew 
a dagger, and, pulling away a curtain, disclosed a portrait of his 
father, who had been put to death for high treason during the King's 
minority. The King attempting to reason with him, he declared that 
he did not wish to take his life, but to extort a ])romise, and then 
left the room for a few moments. He returned with a cord, and 
attempted to bind the King, who grappled with him, and, the man- 
at-arms not aiding the Master, dragged him to the window, and cried 
for help. The King's friends in the court-yard, whom the Earl had 
tried to send off by telling them that the King had gone, forced their 
way up stairs, followed by the Earl and his retainers ; and the Master 
and the Earl were both killed. The King lived to ascend the throne 
of England as James I. At this encounter, Logan of Restalrig was 
not present; and he died in 1601, unsuspected of any connection with 
the affair. In 1608, George Sprot, a notary, declared Logan's guilt, 
and produced letters which had been in the possession of one Laird 
Bour, at this time deceased, who had acted as Logan's confidential 
messenger. They were five in number, in Logan's handwriting, all 
but one signed "Restalrig," three having no other address than 
" Right Honorable," one addressed to Earl Gowrie, and one to Bour. 
They were chiefly appointing meetings to consult on an enterprise as 
to which they cautioned profound secresy. The letters were to be 
returned, so that the writer could see that they were burned. He 
speaks of the peril to their lives if the affair should go wrong ; but, 
further than this, his guilt is to be made out from these sentences 
only : " My Lord of Gowrie and some others are upon the resolution 

4 Logan. 

you know for the revenge of that cause, whereto I will accord in case 
ye bear a part. * * Ye know the King's hunting will be shortly, 
and then shall be best time. * * I think there is none of a noble 
heart or carries a stomach worth a penny but they would be content 
and glad to see an contented revenge of Greysteil's death. [The late 
Earl Gowrie had been nicknamed " Gray steel."] * * Since I 
have taken on hand to enterprise with my Lord of Gowrie, * * 
we have set down the platt already." He also arranges for the Earl 
of Gowrie with the Earl's brother and the "Right Honorable" gen- 
tleman and ''only another man," in which words it has been supposed 
that he meant the King, to come by sea to Fastcastle, where they 
should be safe. (See Tytler's History.) The King being carried off, 
not killed, it may have been the design of the conspirators to rule 
the kingdom with him a puppet under their control, or, as Fast- 
castle was but twenty miles from the English border, to transfer him 
to the officers of Queen Elizabeth. The letters are published in the 
Earl of Cromarty's Account of the Conspiracy. Sprot was executed 
for misprision, or concealment, of treason, adhering to his confessions 
to the last. On the assembling of Parliament in 1609, Robert 
Logan, eldest son and heir of the deceased Laird of Restalrig, was 
summoned to contradict his father's treason, but did not appear. 
That the accused himself might be present, the remains of Restalrig 
were exhumed and brought before the Parliament at Edinburgh. 
The King's Advocate produced the letters and the deposition of 
Sprot with the depositions of seven persons, among them some one 
employed by Logan as " pedagogue to his bairns," in proof of the 
handwriting. The Estates found Logan guilty, and gave sentence 
that his name, memory, and dignity be abolished, his arms cancelled, 
so that his posterity shall be excluded from any offices, honors, lands, 
tenements, &c., within the kingdom forever, and all said goods, lands, 
&c., belonging to him since the conspiring of said crime, be forfeited 
to the King. What became of the " bairns," we cannot show. The 
oldest son, we see by the proceedings in Parliament, was Robert. 
Nisbet's Heraldry says that there were two sons, George and John, 
both of whom went abroad, and that John, the younger of them, 
returned, and his grandson, George Logan, was the representative of 
the family. So Mr. Fisher gives three sons, Robert, George, and 
John ; but there seems to have been an Archibald, from the follow- 
ing, among the Inquisitiones de Tutela : " December 31, 1 645, 
Archibald Logane commorans in Restalrig frater germanus Joannis 

Logan. 5 

Logane olitn portionarii de Restalrig fratris {sic) avi Sophije, Isobellffi, 
et Jeannse Logaues filiarum Georgii Logane de Biirncastell, pro- 
pinquor agnatus id est consanguineus ex parte patris prfcdictaruni 
Sophife, Isobelloe, et Jeannse Logane." Here it also appears that 
Burncastle was the seat of descendants of the attainted Restalrig. 
In 1670, John Logan was served heir of George Logan of Bnrn- 
castle, his father; and in 1691, George Logan of Bnrncastle was 
served heir of John Logan of Burncastle, liis father, and of George 
Logan of Burncastle, his grandfather. The collaterals of the name 
seem, in 1671, to have about died out, for, on August 26th, 1671, 
Edward Maxwell of Hills was ascertained to be "propinquor agna- 
tus id est consanguineus ex parte patris (or rather next of kin on the 
father's side over twenty-five years of age, to be guardian) Georgii 
Logane apparentis de Burncastle, sui nepotis avunculi, filii quondam 
Joannis Logane de Burncastle." Mr. Fisher had not seen the 
Abbreviatio Inquisitionum when he wrote. He says that Patrick 
Logan, father of James Logan the Councillor, was son of one of the 
attainted Restalrig's three sons, and that he was born at Ormiston, in 
East Lothian, about 1630. We have these facts concerning him. 
He was educated at one of the Scotch universities, became a clergy- 
man, and was chaplain to Lord Belhaven; all of which would indi- 
cate respectable parentage. As to his wife, the information is very 
satisfactory. James Logan says : '' My mother was Isabel Hume, 
daughter of James Hume, a j^ounger brother of the house of St. 
Leonards, in the south of Scotland. He was manager of the estate 
of the Earl of Murray, who owed but never })aid him £1500 ster- 
ling, though the said earl lodged for some years in his house in the 
shire of Fife. My grandmother, before she married, was Bethia 
Dundas, sister of the Laird of Dundas of Didiston, about eight miles 
west of Edinburgh, a fine seat. And the Earl of Murray assisted 
my grandfather in carrying off my grandmother; she was nearly 
related to the Earl of Panmure," &c. Douglas's Peerage supplements 
this when it names among the daughters and co-heiresses of William 
Maule of Glaster an Isabel who ni. 1st James Dundas of Dudingston, 
and 2nd James Hamilton of Parkley; said William Maule being 
great-uncle of the first Earl of Panmure. James Logan's father, 
Rev. Patrick Logan, became a Quaker, removed to Ireland, and 
taught school. He returned to Scotland when James II. landed in 
Ireland, and afterwards lived in Bristol, England. His widow mar- 
ried "out of meeting" about 1702. The eldest son, William, was a 

6 Logan. 

physician in Bristol. He died without issue, leaving considerable 
property to his nephew, William Logan, the second Councillor of 
this family. 

James Logan, President of the Provincial Council of Pennsyl- 
vania, was born at Lurgan, a town in county Armagh, Ireland, Octo- 
ber 20th, 1674. He early showed a taste for letters, and acquired 
proficiency in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, before he was thirteen. 
Nevertheless, he was sent to London to be apprenticed to a linen- 
draper, but, the war which culminated in the Battle of the Boyne 
having commenced, he was recalled to accompany his parents in their 
flight to Edinburgh. They afterwards settled in Bristol, England, 
and he resumed his studies, assisting his father in his school, and 
profiting by his instruction. He applied himself to mathematics, and 
made himself familiar with several of the modern languages. He 
engaged in mercantile business in 1698, and had in j>rospect a suc- 
cessful career on the wharves of Bristol, then the secoinl citv of Enor- 
land, when William Penn invited him to go with him as secretary 
to the New World. They sailed from Cowes on September 9th, 
1699, in the " Canterbury." On the way over, the siiip was attacked 
by pirates, and Logan took part in the defence of it, while Penn, 
the stauncher Quaker — perhaps because a Quaker by conversion, 
while Logan was oidy a Quaker by birth — retired down below. 
The pirates were beaten off, after which Ponn expostulated with 
Logan for engaging in battle. Logan replied that if Penn had dis- 
approved, Penn, being Logan's master, should have ordered him 
down. They arrived in Philadelphia in the beginning of December, 
1699. Penn made the "slate-roof house" on Second street his resi- 
dence, and Logan lived with him, continuing there, too, for some 
time after Penn's return to England. Penn appointed him Secretary 
of the Council, and on his departure, after a stay of two years, con- 
stituted him one of the Commissioners of Property, to make titles to 
land, and also Receiver-General, to collect quit-rents, look after fines 
and perquisites, discharge debts, pay officers for whose salary the 
Assembly had not yet provided, and remit balances. From this 
time, Logan was the business agent of the Penn family, and the 
champion of their interests in the Colony. He was allowed a vote 
in the Council April 2Ist, 1702, and after Governor Evans' arrival, 
was again called, and formally qualified February 8th, 1703-4. The 
first Proprietary had quarrelled with the poorer Quakers about the 

Logan. 7 

quit-rents, and with the officers of the Crown on various subjects, 
and so left the seeds of trouble for those who were to curry on his 
government; and these were characters ill-suited (or their delicate 
position. Of the three deputy-governors who succeeded Sliippen and 
the Council, Evans was a youth of twenty-six when sent over, and 
developed into a libertine before he was removed ; Gookin was a 
deranged old man, who on one occasion kicked the judges at New- 
castle ; Keith was a man of expensive habits, heir-apparent to a baro- 
netcy, but to no estate. This made him anxious to propitiate the 
money-voting powers, to the prejudice, at last, of the Penn family ; 
and this is why young Ben Franklin found no letter of credit to 
make purchases in London, after his distinguished friend had sent 
him thither with the promise of one. Logan, too, who was recog- 
nized as the Proprietary's confidential clerk, was a young man with 
little experience in a counting-house, much less a government office. 
And, as all men have their faults, there were certain characteristics of 
Logan which detracted from both his ability as a ruler and the 
popularity of his cause. An aristocrat, he was strongly prejudiced 
against those who were not his personal friends. As faithful a ser- 
vant as a family ever had, he saw little besides the Penn interests. 
Besides, his manner was haughty ; his language, very intemperate, 
judging from his letters, as well as the Assembly's complaints of his 
insolence; and his disposition, uncompromising; while the financial 
embarrassment of his master, the dependence of the government upon 
the people's good will for its support, and the character of the set- 
tlers, who formed both a feudal tenantry and a free nation — Quaker 
converts drawn from the farming classes, with little money and 
thorough disdain of rank and dignity, and adventurers and Church- 
men holding office under the Crown, — all this required that the stew- 
ard be popular, and his aim be to conciliate. With Governor Evans's 
first interview with the Assembly, began a quarrel between that body 
and himself, in which Logan became more and more embroiled. 
Evans's want of tact, and the disgust afterwards excited by his dis- 
orderly life, enabled the faction of David Lloyd to thwart all his 
projects. The separation of the legislature from that of the Lower 
Counties on the Delaware, became permanent. Remonstrances and 
a<ljournments engrossed the term of service. The colony remained 
without any laws providing for a judiciary. In October, 1705, 
Logan visited the Indians at Couestogoe, to re-assure them of the 
peaceable intentions of the English, and in the numerous embassies 

8 Logan. 

which he undertook in succeeding years, he seems to have gained 
their affection and esteem. It has been justly said that he ranked 
next to William Penn, their "Brother Onas," in their regard. Logan, 
the Indian chief, was named after him. 

As the contest in the government continued, resentment increased 
against the Secretary. He w^as pronounced by resolution of the 
Assembly, an enemy of the Governor and of the government, and 
finally, February 26th, 1706-7, articles of impeachment were exhi- 
l)ited, charging him with illegally inserting in the Governor's com- 
mission certain clauses contrary to the Koyal Charter, with imposition 
on the locators of land, with concealing the objections specified by 
the Lord's Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to certain laws, 
their consent to them being necessary, and with illegally holding two 
incompatible offices, the Surveyor-Generalship (vacated by Penning- 
ton's death, in 1702) and the Secretaryship. Logan's answer is filled 
with personal abuse, and, whatever be its merits as a defence, was 
calculated to widen the breach. The Governor decided that he had 
no authority to try impeachments. A new Lieutenant-Governor, 
Colonel Charles Gookin, at last superseding Evans, the Assembly 
presented a remonstrance against Logan's continuance in the Council. 
Logan replied in an exposure of Lloyd. An investigating committee 
reported to the House that I^ogan had refused to bring proofs. He 
was then preparing to embark for England, but on the 25th of 
November, the House ordered the Sheriff of Philadelphia county to 
attach his body, and detain him in the county jail until he should 
make satisfaction for his reflections on sundry members. The Sheriff 
refused to obey so illegal a mandate. It was feared that some of 
the delegates themselves would make the arrest; so the Governor was 
obliged to interpose his ])rotection, and Logan sailed a few days after- 
wards. The next election sent an entirely new set of men to the 
Assembly, but Logan remained abroad more than a year after. His 
voyage home took ten weeks. He landed in Philadelphia March 
22d, 1711-12. The province having been mortgaged to Gould ney 
and others, with power to sell lands, Logan was appointed one of the 
attorneys to make sales. He was also appointed by William Penn's 
will a trustee of all his lands and hereditaments in America, in 
trust, after payment of his debts, to convey to his children ; and 
Hannah Penn constituted him one of her attorneys. He relinquished 
the Secretaryship of the land office in 1718, being actively engaged in 
trade, as well as in public business. 

Logan. 9 

After the accession of George I., Gookiii, (juarrelling with the 
Quakers, charged Logan with being disaffected to His Majesty, but 
declined to state l)is grounds. Penn certainly felt a warm attach- 
ment to the Pretender's father, but Logan's sentiments seem to be 
expressed in a letter to Hannah Penn, urging thatGookin be removed 
and his place filled by Colonel Keith, who, he says, may labor under 
the suspicion of being a Jacobite, and so fail to be commissioned : 
"But as these distinctions cannot affect us, who want nothing but 
Peace under the Crown of England, and have no power either to 
advance or retard any Interest, all our views, or rather wishes, are to 
have a person over us who may truly pursue the Interest of the 
Country." Keith was appointed in 1717. At this juncture, a really 
able man, of high character, liberal views, and tact in dealing with 
men, with large discretionary powers confided to him by the Proprie- 
taries, and having his support assured him, independent of the fac- 
tions in control of the Assembly, would have been, as Proprietary 
deputy, an incalculable blessing to the Colony. Keith, perhaps, was 
lacking in principle, yet such were his qualifications that we are 
inclined to think his being in control was Pennsylvania's great chance 
for efficient government. He was a man of good education and rhe- 
torical ability, of experience in colonial government — having been 
Surveyor-General of the Customs in North America, afterwards hav- 
ing visited Philadelphia, and conversed with the chief citizens on the 
needs of the Province — and of pleasing address, universally ])olite, 
with the right word for everybody; so that himself and his projects 
became popular. He obtained what his })redecessors had failed to 
obtain — a j)roper salary for the Lieutenant-Governor, a militia law? 
and a Court of Chancery. That he saw the defects in the govern- 
ment, is clear from the clause in his first message, that he hoped 
the Assembly would empower him " to introduce a better economy 
and more frugal management in the collection of taxes, which were 
then squandered by the officers appointed to assess and collect them." 
That he was enterprising, his various journeys on Indian affairs, even 
to other colonies, attest. That he was not absolutely servile to the 
majority of the House, there was at least one instance, \vhen he 
rejected their bill for naturalizing foreigners, because it made requi- 
site a justice's certificate as to their religious faith and the value of 
their property. Many laws which seem dictated by the best interests 
of the Colony, were passed in his time, as, for instance, prohil)iting 
the use of molasses or other substances except grain or hops in the 

1 Logan. 

manufacture of beer, so as to cause a greater consumption of the agri- 
cultural produce; also providing for the inspection of flour, whereby 
the quality of that article was raised, and the exports increased ; also 
imposing a duty of bl. on every convicted felon imported as a servant, 
the importer to give security for his good behavior for one year; also 
reducing the rate of interest from eight to six per cent. ; also the 
Feme Sole Traders act. In his time, the first paper money in Penn- 
sylvania was issued. As to various measures, Logan differed in 
opinion with the Governor ; but the latter showed no disposition to 
give up, on that account, what he deemed beneficial to the colony. 
The Provincial Council was not a body recognized in the charter of 
1701, and he had no intention of allowing it to obstruct legislation. 
Logan and his friends felt themselves slighted, and in the increasing 
popularity of the Tjieutenant-Governor, saw themselves reduced to 
ciphers in the government, and thought they saw the Proprietary 
interests tottering. The history of the administration has been 
sketched from different points of view, in Gordon's and in Proud's 
History of Pennsylvania, in Franklin's Historical Review, and in 
J. Francis Fisher's article in the Memoirs of the Historical Society 
of Pennsylvania. On one occasion, Logan complained that sufficient 
opportunity was not alloweil the Council to give their views on the 
bills before them, and left tiie meeting, followed by a majority of 
those present. Keith, in presence of those remaining, then passed the 
bills. Charging Logan with an unauthorized entry upon his min- 
utes, as Secretary of the Council, Keith removed Logan from that 
office. Logan was Mayor of Philadelphia in 1723, and at the close 
of his term, went abroad to consult with Hannah Penn, and from 
her obtained instructions to Keith to re-instate Logan as Secretary, 
and, Franklin says, "to be ruled by iiim." The Lieutenant-Gov- 
ernor was to obey the Council in his messages and speeches to the 
Assembly, and in his legislative acts. Highly indignant, and feeling 
safe in his tenure of office — because, at tiiat time, no branch of the 
family could confer on a new Lieutenant-Governor an undisputed 
commission — Keith refused to be trammelled. He sent Hannah 
Penn a reply, showing her how the powers of the Proprietary to 
control the discretion of his Deputy had, years before, been brought 
to the attention of the public; and the Council, including Logan, 
William Penn, and Judge Roger Mompesson, the chief lawyer of 
that day in Pennsylvania, had unanimously decided that a clause in 
the Lieutenant-Governor's commission, forbidding him to pass any 

Logan. \\ 

law without the consent of the Proprietary, was void, tlie charter 
vesting legislation in the acting Governor and Assembly ; if, there- 
fore, the Proprietary could not exercise control directly, he could not 
do so by means of a Council not recognized by the fundamental law. 
Keith also contended that he had a right to appoint for his Council a 
clerk in whom he had confidence. Logan had been found making 
improper entries in the minutes, and he declined to re-aj)j)()int him. 
More than this, Keith, to make a party for himself, viohited his con- 
fidential relations with the Penns, by communicating to the Assem- 
bly both the Instructions and his reasons for disregarding them. He 
received the thanks of the House, David Lloyd appearing as his 
strong supporter ; and there followed a |)amphlet, or broadside, war 
concerning the Assembly's powers, in the course of which Logan 
wrote the Antidote to Lloyd's Vindication of the Legislative Power; 
meanwhile, the Penns abroad resolved upon Keith's removal. For a 
time, Keith seemed able to have wrested the government from them ; 
but as rumors reached the Colony of the appointment of a successor, 
the Assembly deserted him. Patrick Gordon arrived in August, 
1726, with a commission from Springett Penn, in which the widow 
concurred, and which the Crown confirmed. A better man than 
Keith would have opposed, thenceforth, a set of people who had so little 
appreciated him, but he excited contempt by splenetic efforts ta 
embarrass the administration of his successor. He was chosen a 
member of the Assembly, and canvassed for the Speakership; but 
David Lloyd, either from jealousy or from his general intractibility — 
for his political objects were best served by encouragement to Keith — 
had quarrelled with him. And Lloyd allowed himself to be the candi- 
date of Keith's enemies, and was elected. Sir William getting only three 
votes. After much talk about the abolition of all Proprietary govern- 
ments, and boldly declaring it his object to force the Peini family to sell 
tlie Government to the Crown, whence he expected to bere-ai)pointed, 
Keith suddenly left the Colony, to avoid his private creditors. He 
passed the rest of his life abroad, attempting to earn a support by 
writing a history of the Colonies, being chosen a member of Parlia- 
ment in 1735, and dying in the Old Bailey in 1749. He has left na 
descendants in Pennsylvania. (See account of the Palmer family.) 

Gordon's administration was a tranquil one. On issuing a new 
Commission of the Peace for Philadelphia county, he made Logan 
one of the Justices. He also restored him to the Secretaryship of 
the Council. In 1731, David Lloyd died, leaving the office of Chief 


12 Logan. 

Justice of the Supreme Court vacant. It was designed to confer it 
upon Isaac Norris, but, he declining, the Council consented unani- 
mously to the appointment of James Logan. He was Chief Justice 
from the opening of court in September of that year, until August 
9th, 1739. Some of his charges to the juries were collected in one 
volume, and printed in England in 173G. Lieutenant-Governor 
Gordon's death, in August, 1736, vested the executive franchises in 
the Provincial Council, of which James Logan, as senior member, 
became President. His chief magistracy, which ended two years 
later, upon the arrival of Lieutenant-Governor George Thomas, wit- 
nessed a border war with Maryland, arising from disputed boundary, 
but amounting to a very few deadly encounters. It ended on receipt 
of an order from the King requiring the authorities of the respective 
colonies to preserve the peace, and not to grant lands until the royal 
pleasure should be further known. Logan refused the Lieutenant- 
Governorship, and Thomas's appointment was in response to his urgent 
letters to be relieved. Down to this time, the industry of Logan 
made him the factotum of the government, and demands the admira- 
tion of posterity. An amateur in every act, and having himself, and 
afterwards a family, to support, and his master's interests to hus- 
band, he assumed every burden. For many years he was clerk, mer- 
chant, real-estate agent, law-maker, farmer, judge. 

Amid all this, he found relaxation in reading, and most of his 
business letters in his letter-book at the Historical Society, contain 
an order for one or more valuable books. He was a close ob- 
server of the phenomena of nature, and contributed papers to the 
Philos. Transactions on Ligiitning, on Davis's Quadrant, on the appar- 
ent increased magnitude of the sun and moon near the horizon, also 
" Experimenta et Meletemata circa Plantarnm Generationem," &c. 
In the sixty-fourth year of his age, he retired from public employ- 
ment, passing the remainder of his days at his seat, some iive hundred 
acres near Germantown, to which he gave the name of ''Stenton," 
and where he raised the mansion-house the day his son James was 
born. There, although weakened in health, he pursued his studies, 
shedding lustre on the Colony as a scholar and a scientist. His only 
participation in politics thereafter, was to write, in 1740, a letter to 
the Yearly Meeting of Friends, urging them, in view of the war 
between Great Britain and Spain, not to procure the election of mem- 
bers of their religious society to the Assembly ; which letter was not 
allowed to be read. (See sketch of Robert Strettell, the Councillor.) 

Logan. 13 

The following writings of Logan were publishod in Europe: "Cano- 
num pro Inveniendis Refractionnni, Ludg. Bat. 173J)," " Epistola ad 
Joannem Albertuni Fabriciura, A<nst. 1740," " Demonstnitiones de 
Radiorum Lucis, &c., Lndg. Bat. 1741." Richard Hockley writes, 
December 5th, 1743: "Mr. Logan has given the Cor|)oration his lot 
opposite the Governor's garden, & books to the value of 1000^., & 
intends a building 60 ft. front to put the books in for the use of 
the city. The old gentleman with Tom Godfrey are very busy in 
inspecting into a comet that has appeared for 3 weeks past, & say 
before it disappears we shall see it in great splendour, & the publick 
expect their opinion of it in print from some hints given." Godfrey 
had been Logan's servant, and developed talents for the arts and 
sciences, and was the inventor of the sextant before Hadley, who 
first constructed one. The library thus placed at the service of the 
public was the beginning of the Loganian Library. The building 
was constructed, but the deed for it was afterwards cancelled by 
Logan, preparatory to putting the trust in different terms. This he 
did not live to do. While Chief Justice, he translated Cicero's De 
Senectute. The translation was printed by Benjamin Franklin, in 
1744, and has been much admired. Logan also rendered Cato's Dis- 
tichs into English verse, printed also at Philadelphia; and he left 
MS. translations from Greek authors. Blackwood's Magazine for 
January, 1825, says: "We look upon him as altogether an extraor- 
dinary man." He was the first-named trustee in the deed of 1749, 
by which Whitfield's meeting-house was given for an Academy, 
which, in time, became the College of Philadelphia, and afterwards 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

James Logan died at Stenton, Dec. 31, 1751, bu. Friends' ground 
in Phila. He m. 10, 9, 1714, Sarah, sister of Charles Read, the 
Issue : 

Sarah, b. 10, 9, 1715, d. 10, 13, 1744, m. Isaac Norris (see 

James, d. y., 

William, also Councillor, see below, 

Hannah, b. 12, 21, 1719-20, m. John Smith, see p. 27, 

Rachel, d. y., 

Charles, d. y., 

James, b. 10, — , 1728, as surviving Trustee of the Loganian 
library, agreed with the Library Co. of Philadelphia for a 

14 Logan. 

union of the two collections, and obtained an act of Assem- 
bly in 1792, by which the Loganian library was vested in 
the Directors of tlie LUorary Co. and in himself and two 
associates to be appointed by him, to hold the same in trust 
for the purposes of the Library, after his death the next 
heir male of James Logan the elder, if resident in the City 
of Phila., or within seven miles thereof, to be trustee, pre- 
ferring issue of eldest to issue of any other son, and male 
line to female line, and on extinction of male line oldest 
heir male in female line to be one of the trustees, with 
power to supply vacancies among the associate trustees, and 
when said heir a minor, non-resident, &c., the survivor of 
associate trustees to supi)ly vacancy. James Logan resided 
in Phila. He d. 9, 25, 1803. He m. Sarah Armitt. No 

WiLT-iAM LoGAX, b. omo., 14, 1718, son of James Logan, 
the President of the Conned, and himself a Councillor, was sent, 
when twelve years old, to his uncle, Dr. William Logan, in Bristol, 
England. His father's letter of advice to him, on his leaving 
home, is printed in Hazard's Register. Watson's Annals tells us 
that he finished his education in the mother country. After his 
return, he engaged in business with his father, and also was made 
attorney with him, for some of the Penn family. He was a mer- 
chant until the death of his father, when he became owner of 
Stenton, and devoted himself more particularly to agriculture. He 
was a Common Councilman of the City from 1743 until February, 
1776, when the meetings of the Corporation were discontinued. On 
May 29th, 1747, when James Logan sent word that he no longer 
considered himself a member of the Governor's Council, his son 
William was called to the Board, and appeared and qualified. He 
was a stricter Quaker than his father, and had a goodly amount of 
independence, even voting against the Governor's candidate for mem- 
ber of Assembly, when the object of the other party was to change 
the form of government. In the troublesome period which followed 
Braddock's defeat, he was very active, not in preparing for war, but, 
consistent with his principles, in trying to prevent it. In the middle 
of the winter, he went with the Governor to Carlisle, to see what 
attitude the Indians of that neighborhood would assume. On April 

Logan. \ ,5 

6tli, 1756, as outrages were constantly reported, a proposition to 
declare an offensive war against the Delawares, was made in Council, 
the Provincial Commissioners agreeing to offer a reward for scalps. 
Logan voted " no." Four days later, some members of the Societv 
of Friends addressed the Council against declaring war; and there 
were others besides Quakers in the Colony who suspected that some 
special grievance had caused the red man to yield to the solicitations 
of the French. Logan moved that summons be sent for a full 
meeting of the Council that evening. This was done. Strettell and 
other Quaker members attended in the evening, but agreed to the 
declaration of war, and Logan's solitary dissent was entered on the 
minutes. His cousin, Israel Pemberton, and others, about this time, 
formed themselv^es into the Peace Association, and offered to go or 
send at their own expense to persuade the Del a wares to lay down 
their arms. Some friendly Indians became the ambassadors. It hap- 
pened that, at the time Pennsylvania was declaring war, Sir WiJiiatn 
Johnson, in New York, was effecting a negotiation with the Dela- 
wares, and he wrote to General Shirley that the step taken by Penn- 
sylvania without asking the concurrence of the other colonies, or even 
notice to them, was a very unaccountable proceeding. Logan attended 
the conference at Easton, where peace was proclaimed. He could 
always be depended upon to accompany the Lieutenant-Governor, or 
take a journey alone, when Indian affairs required it. He received 
Indians cordially at his house, giving the aged a settlement on his 
land, and educating the young with his own means. He was in favor 
of force to protect the Indians w^ho were threatened by the Paxton 
boys in 1764. He was quite a traveller, and has left a journal of 
his visit to Georgia. He w-as at home during that portion of the 
Revolutionary war which he lived to see, attending the meetings of 
the Provincial Council long after the battle of Lexing-ton. He took 
no active part in the struggle. William Logan, with his brother and 
Mrs. Smith, deeded the library property, August 28th, 1754, to Israel 
Pemberton, Jr., William Allen, Richard Peters, and Benjamin Frank- 
lin, to be with AVilliam Logan and his brother, flames Logan, the 
Trustees or managers; and William Logan acted as librarian until 
his death. Furthermore, by his will, he added to the collection the 
books bequeathed to him by his uncle. Dr. Logan, about thirteen 
hundred volumes, providing, however, that such as were duplicates 
of those already in the Loganian library, should be given to the 

16 Logan. 

Philadelphia library. His will was dated July 25th, 1772. The 
witnesses were Samuel Morris, Jr., Israel Morris, Jr., and Edward 
Middleton. It was probated November 25th, 1776. 

He d. (obit, notice Penna. Gazette) Oct. 28, 1776, and was bu. in 
Friends' Ground. He m. Mcii. 24, 1740, Hannah, dau. of George 
Emlen of Phila. She was b. June 1, 1722, and d. Jany. 30, 

Issue : 

Sarah, d. y., 
James, d. y., 

William, grad. M. D. at Edinburgh in 1770, d. Phila., Jany. 
17, 1772, in his 25th year (obit, notice Penna. Gazette), ni. 
Sarah, dau. of Dr. Portsmouth, she d. Mch., 1797, 
Issue : 

a dau., d. inf., 

WiLLiA^[ Portsmouth, was of Plalstow, co. Essex, 
Great Brit., d. num. before his mother, 
Sarah, b. 11, 6, 1751, m. Thomas Fisher, see below, 
George, b. 9, 9, 1753, ra. Deborah Norris, see p. 20, 
Charles, m. Mary Pleasants (see p. 23.) 

Sarah Logan, b. 11, 6, 1751, dau. of William Logan, d. 1, 25, 
1796, m. 3, 17, 1772, Tiioraas Fisher, of Phila., merchant, son of 
Joshua Fisher, of Lewes, Del., afterwards a merchant in Phila., who 
d. 2, 31, 1783, by his w. Sarah, dau. of Thomas Rowland. Thomas 
Fisher was born May 6th, 1741, and on coming of age was taken 
into partnership by his father. During the French war, he was cap- 
tured at sea, and taken to Spain, from whence, after his release, he 
visited England. His brothers, also, were allowed a share in their 
father's business, as they came of age, the firm being known as 
Joshua Fisher & Sons until the death of their father. Joshua Fisher 
and his three sons, Thomas, Miers, and Samuel R., were among those 
arrested during the Revolution, as inimical to the cause of America, 
and the three brothers were transported to Winchester, Va., where 
they remained through the winter of 1777-8. Thomas, Samuel, and 
Miers Fisher succeeded to the business of Joshua Fisher & Sons, and 
in the same year, Thomas and Miers entered the firm of Hough, 
Bickham, & Co., in the lumber business, and in 1800, Thomas became 
Leonard Snowden's partner in a brewery. Thomas Fisher was owner 

Logan — Fisher branch. 17 

of 2/5 of between 25,000 and 30,000 acres in wliat was then West- 
moreland county, Pa., and I/2 of 10,000 acres in Chemung township, 
N. Y. He resided at 142 So. 2nd Street, in Phila. He d. Sep. 6, 

Issue (surname Fisher) : 
Sarah, d. y., 
Joshua, b. 8, 27, 1775, m. Elizabeth Powel Francis, see 

Hannah Logan, b. 11, 6, 1777, published in 1839 a small 
book of memorials of various members of the family, d. 6, 
25, 1846, m. G, 10, 1810, James Smith of Phila., merchant, 
who d. May 29, 1826, 
Issue (surname Smith) : 
Sarah Fisher, 
Rebecca Darby, 

Esther Fisher, m. Mifflin Wistar (see Mifflin), 
no issue, 
William Logan, d. y., 
William Logan, b. 10, 1, 1781, m. 1st Mary Rodman, & 2ud 

Sarah Lindley, see next page, 
James Logan, b. 10, 5, 1783, m. Ann Eliza George, see p. 20, 
Esther, b. 2, 14, 1788, d. num. 10, 13, 1849. 

Joshua Fisher, b, 8, 27, 1775, gr'dson of William Logan, was a 
Phila. merchant, d. 10, 28, 1806, m. 1, 12, 1806 Elizabeth Powel 
Francis, dau. of Tench Francis by his w. Anne Willing (see Shippen), 
Issue (surname Fisher) : 

Joshua Francis, b. Feb. 17, 1807, grad. A. B. (Harv.) 1825, 
was an officer of the American Philos. Soc, and a A^ice- 
President of the Hist. Soc. of Penna., to whose publications 
he was a frequent contributor. He wrote various articles 
on historical subjects for magazines, &c., but perhaps none 
shows more research than his MS. account of the Logans 
noted in our sketch of James Logan. He also wrote pamph- 
lets on the Representative System of Government, etc. His 
country seat was "Alverthorpe," Montgomery Co. He d. in 
Phila., Jany. 21, 1873. He m. Eliza, dau. of Gov. Henry 
Middleton of So. Car. by his w. Mary Helen, dau. of Capt. 
Juliues Hering of Jamaica. Mrs. Hering was an Inglis, and 
her mother a McCall of Piiila. 


18 Logan — Fisher branch. 

Issue (surname Fisher) : 

Elizabeth Francis, m. Robert Patterson Kane, son of 

Judge John K. Kane of Phila., 

Issue (surname Kane) : 
Eliza Middleton, 
Sophia Georgiana, m. Eckley B. Coxe of Drifton, 

Luzerne Co., Pa., in the State Senate of Penna., 

son of Judge Chas. S. Coxe of Phila., no issue, 

Mary Helen, m. John Cadwalader, see Cadwala- 


Maria Middleton, m. Brinton Coxe of Phila. bar, 

brother of E. B. Coxe above mentioned. 

Issue (surname Coxe) : 

George Harrison, grad. A. B. (Harv.), of the Phila. 

bar, m. Bessy Riddle, 
Issue (surname Fisher) : 
Henry Middleton, grad. A. B, (Harv.) and M. D. 

William Logan Fisher, b. 10, 1, 1781, son of Thomas and Sarah 
Fisher, see preceding page, resided at " Wakefield," a part of Stenton. 
He was author of " An Examination of the New System of 
Society by Robert Owen," Phila. 1826, "Pauperism and Crime," 
1831, "History of the Institution of the Sabbath day," 1845, "Ob- 
servations on Mental Phenomena as connected with the Philosophy of 
Divine Revelation," 1851, besides an account of the Logan and Fisher 
families, printed in 1839. He d. Sep. 24, 1862. He. m. 1st, 11, 25, 
1802, Mary Rodman, d. June 4, 1813, dau. of Samuel Rodman of 
New Bedford, Mass. by his w. Mary, dau. of William Roteh ; and 
2nd 3, 20, 1817, Sarah Lindley, dau. of Jacob Lindley of New Gar- 
den, Chester Co., a preacher among Friends, by his w. Hannah, widow 
of William Miller, and dau. of James and Rebecca Miller of New 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Fisher) : 

Thomas Rodman, dec'd, m. Nov. 18, 1829 Letitia, dau. of 
Jonathan EUicott of Ellicott's Mills, Md., 
Issue (surname Fisher) : 
Sallie Ellicott, d. y. 1832, 
William Logan, d. y. 1858, 

Logan — Fisher branch. 19 

George Logan, d. y., 

Mary Rodman, m. Feb. 1, 1860 George W. Carpenter 

of German town, 

Issue (surname Carpenter) : 

Letitia Ellicott, m. Apr. 18, 1881 William Redwood 


Ellicott, of '' Little Wakefield," 
Sarah Logan, m. Sep. 26, 1826 William Wister, son of 
John Wister of German town by his w. Elizabetli Harvey, 
Treasurer of the North Penna. R. R., d. Germantown Nov. 
19, 1881, 

Issue (surname Wister) : 

William Rotch, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of the Phila. 
bar, was Lt.-Col. Pa. Vols., m. Mary, dau. of Fred- 
erick A. Eustis of Mass. by his w. Mary C, dau. of 

Rev. William Eliery Channing, D. D., 

Issue (surname Wister) : 
Mary Channing, 
William, d. y., 
Frances Anne, 
Ella E., 
John, of Duncannon, Pa., ironmaster, ra. Sarah Tyler 

Boas, dau. of Daniel D. Boas by his w. Margaret 


Issue (surname Wister) : 
Jenny, d. y., 
Sarah Logan, 
Margaret Boas, 

Langhorne, was Col. Pa. Vols, and Brevet Brig.-Gen. 

U. S. Vols., 
Jones, of Harrisburg, Pa., ironmaster, m. Caroline De 

Tousard Stocker, dau. of Anthony E. Stocker, M. D., 

by his w. Jane Randolph, 
Issue (surname Wister) : 
Ella, d. y., 

Alice Logan, d. y. Dec. 1, 1881, 
Francis, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), was Capt. 12th U. S. 

Inf., m. Mary, dau. of Joseph Tiers by his \v. Han- 
nah Twells, 
Rodman, ra. Betty, dau. of Col. Samuel W. Black of 
the Pittsburgh bar by his w. Eliza A. Irwin, 
Elizabeth Rodman, d. unm. Feb. 6, 1875, 

20 Logan — Fisher branch. 

Issue by 2nd wife (surname Fisher) : 
LiNDLEY, d. unra. 2, 3, 1852, 
Charles William, d. unra. 12, 28, 1857, 
Mary Rodman, m. Samuel M. Fox of Foxburgb, Clarion 
Co., Pa., dec'd, son of Josepii M. Fox of Phila., afterwards 
of Bellefonte, Pa., by his w. Hannah Emlen, 
Issue (surname Fox) : 

William Logan, b. Sep. 28, 1851, grad. C. E. (Troy), 
of Foxburgh, oil producer, d. Apr. 29, 1880, m. 
Rebecca C. Hollingsworth, 
Joseph Mickle, of Phila., atty.-at-law, 
Sarah Lindley, d. unm. June 20, 1882, 

James Logan Fisher, b. 10, 5, 1783, son of Thomas and Sarah 
Fisher, p. 17, and gr'dson of William Logan, the Councillor, was 
apprenticed in 1800 to Leonard Snowden, and in 1804 succeeded to 
his father's share in the hitter's brewery, d. at his seat near Phila. 8, 
23, 1814, m. 5, 15, 1808, Ann Eliza, dau. of Sidney George of Mount 
Harmon, Kent Co., Md. Mrs. Fisher d. Phila. 12, 27, 1821, in the 
36th year of her age. 

Issue (surname Fisher): 
Mary, d. y., 

Sidney George, of the Phila. bar, author of "Winter Studies 
in the Country," " Rustic Rhymes," "A National Currency," 
" Law of the Territories," and various addresses &ct., d. 
" Forest Hill," Phila. Co., July 25, 1871, m. Elizabeth, dau. 
of Charles J. Ingersoll (descend, of Chew), 
Issue (surname Fisher) : 
Sidney George, 
James Logan, grad. A. B. and M. D. (U. of P.), d. s. p. Paris 

Charles Henry, of " Brookwood," Phila. Co., d. Mch. 10, 
1862, m. Sarah Ann, dau. of Humphrey Atherton of Phila., 
Issue (surname Fisher) : 
Emily Atherton, d. y., 
Eliza George, 

Mary Dyer, d. y., 

James Logan, grad. B. S. (U. of P.), of the Phila. bar, 

Logan. 21 

George Logan, b. at Stenton Sep. 9, 1753, son of William Logan 
the Councillor, was the last Pennsylvania Quaker who attained emi- 
nence in public life, and perhaps the only strict member of the So- 
ciety of Friends who ever sat in the United States Senate. As a boy, 
he was sent to school in Worcester, England. Intended for a mer- 
cantile career, like the rest of the family, he was placed in the counting- 
house of John Reynolds in Philadelphia ; but afterwards he deter- 
mined to study medicine, and went to Edinburgii. There he gradu- 
ated in 1779, his thesis being " De Venenis." He then crossed to the 
Continent, and proceeded to Paris, where he remained some time, 
receiving much politeness from Dr. Franklin, in whose company he 
doubtless imbibed democratic principles, which we can not say found 
any place in his grandfather. He returned to America in the Fall of 
1780. He found Stenton plantation so nearly laid waste by the 
Revolutionary war as to require his undivided attention. He was 
obliged to forego a professional career; he bought his brother's and 
sister's shares, and, retiring to the country, devoted himself to agri- 
culture. He became a member of the American Philosophical Society, 
publishing in 1797 Experiments in Gypsum and a paper on the Rota- 
tion of Crops. He was chosen a member of the Penna. Assembly in 
1785, and re-elected the next three years. He was an intimate friend 
of Thomas Jefferson and his political disciple. Espousing the princi- 
ples of the Democratic, as distinguished from the Federal, party, his 
name was placed upon its ticket for members of the State Legislature 
in 1795, and he was again elected to that body. He was re-elected the 
following year. In June, 1798, he undertook on his own responsi- 
bility a voyage to France to endeavor to prevent war between that 
republic and our own. Disembarking at Hamburgh, he met with 
Lafayette, who enabled him to make his way to Paris, where he arrived 
August 7th. Upon inquiry of the U. S. Consul-General, he was in- 
formed that the Commissioners sent out by President Adams had left 
without accomplishing the object of their visit, and all negotiation was 
at an end; further, an embargo had been laid on all American ship- 
ping in the ports, and many of our seamen were confined as prisoners. 
He presented to Tallyrand a letter of introduction from Jefferson ; but 
obtained no satisfaction from that wily diplomat. Through the kind- 
ness of M. Schimmelpennick, the Swiss Minister to France (see Sketch 
of Deborah Logan in " Worthy Women of our First Century "), Dr. 
Logan was introduced to Citizen Merlin, one of the Directory, whom 
he visited frequently on the footing of private friendship. In couver- 

22 Logan. 

sation, Merlin assured him that France would not disgrace her own 
Revolution by attempting to destroy the United States. As to the 
violation of our flag, it was simply that France might avail herself of 
the resources of neutrals, as England had been allowed to do : but it 
was contemplated to make the laws more favorable to neutrals. Logan's 
endeavors preserved the property of several persons from confiscation, 
and procured freedom for a considerable number of seamen. Finally, 
the embargo was removed. Wood, in his History of Adams's Ad- 
ministration, says that when Dr. Logan returned to the United States 
bearing despatches from the Consul-General giving the good news to 
the Secretary of State, instead of being cordially received, he found 
that duplicate despatches had been conveyed by other hands, and was 
informed that those which he brought were of no importance. The 
friends of President Adams even whispered " treason." Dr. Logan 
was re-elected to the Pennsylvania Legislature that year. At the 
raeetins: of Congress in December, " the whole Federal faction broke 
loose upon him," and in 1799, a law M'as passed, known as the "Lo- 
gan Act," forbidding any private citizen to take part in diplomacy, or 
attempt to treat with foreign nations. George Logan became United 
States Senator in December, 1801, being appointed to fill the va- 
cancy caused by the resignation of Peter ]Muhleuberg. He served 
out the term, which expired March, 1807. In 1810, Logan again 
went abroad on an errand of peace. Tlie troubles between Great 
Britain and his country were fast bringing on war. The act of 1799 
was still on the statute-books ; but it was the Quaker's duty to leave 
nothing untried to avert the shedding of blood. He endeavored to 
show English statesmen the reasonableness of the American theory of 
sailors' rights: but his efforts were unavailing; and the war of 1812 
followed, to desolate America, and to add nothing to the power or 
prestige of England. He d. at Stenton Apr. 9, 1821. He m. Sep. 
6, 1781 Deborah, dau. of Charles Norris (see Norris). She d. at 
Stenton 2, 2, 1839. 
Issue : 

Albanus Charles, b. 11, 22, 1783, m. Maria Dickinson, see 

GusTAVUS George, b. 10, 6, 1786, d. y. 8, 20, 1800, 
Algerxox Sydney, b. 4, 21, 1791, d. s. p. Stenton 12, 19, 

Albaxus Charles Logan, b. 11, 22, 1783, of "Stenton," suc- 
ceeded bis father as Trustee of the Loganian Library, was a physi- 

Logan. 23 

dan, d. 2, 10, 1854, m. 4, 28, 1808 Maria, dau. of John Dickinson 
by his w. Mary Norris (see Norris), 
Issue : 

Mary Norris, now of Phila., unm., 
John Dickinson, b. July 8, 1810, d. inf., 
Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 8, 1812, d. Mch. 18, 1859, ra. 
Oct. 10, 1833 Thomas Forrest Betton, M. D. (U. of P.), of 
Germantown, who d. May 24, 1875, 
Issue (surname Betton) : 
Thomas Forrest, d. inf., 
Samuel, d. inf., 
Katharine Kilvert, d. inf., 
Samuel, b. Aug. 10, 1842, m. Dec. 27, 1865 Anna 

Baynton Shaw, dau. of Edw. T. Shaw, 

Issue (surname Betton) : 

Edward, b. May 25, 1868, d. y. Nov. 15, 1875, 
Samuel, b. Oct. 2, 1879, 

GusTAVUS George, b. May 15, 1815, of Stenton, Trustee of 

Library, d. Dec. 17, 1876, m. Oct. 29, 1846 Anna Armat, 

dau. of William Armat by his w. Jane Caroline, dau. of 

Thomas W. Armat of "Loudoun," Phila. Co., 

Issue : 

Dickinson Norris, b. Oct. 5, 1848, d. y. Jany. 28, 1851, 

Albanus Charles, b. Sep. 19, 1850, 

William Armat, b. Dec. 1, 1852, d. y. Mch. 31, 1860 

Fannie Armat, b. Oct. 14, 1854, 

Maria Dickinson, b. May 30, 1857, 

Jane Caroline Armat, b. Sep. 22, 1859, 

John Dickinson, b. June 21, 1817, M. D. (U. of P.), of 

" Somerville," afterwards resided in Baltimore, where he d. 

Apr. 25, 1881, m. Apr. 28, 1846 Susan Wister (sister of 

Wm. Wister, who m. Sarah Logan Fisher), 

Issue : 

Algernon Sydney, b. May 17, 1849, of "Somerville," 

author of various poems, m. Nov. 4, 1873 Mary W., 

dau. of William Wynne Wister, his mother's first 


Issue : 
Robert Eestalrig, b. Dec. 3, 1874. 

Charles Logan, son of William Logan the Councillor, see p. 

24 Logan. 

16, was some time of Powhattau Co., Virginia, d. Va. 1794, m. F. M. 
7, 8, 1779 Mary Pleasants. Charles Logan and Mary Pleasants on 
their marriage set free all their slaves in Virginia, more than fifty in 
Issue : 

James, of Phila., merchant, lost at sea, will probat. Apr. 29, 

1805, d. s. p., 
Saeah Pleasants, m. James Carter M. D., see below, 
Maria Virginia, m. 1st Robert Woodson, and 2d William 

F. Carter, see p. 26, 
Harriet, m. 1st John St. John, and 2d David Howard, see 

p. 27, 
Juliana, m. Neil McCoull, see p. 27, 

Charles Franklin, b. 1, 3, 1793, dec'd, m. Sarah W., dau. 
of Jonathan Robeson (see Anne H. Wharton's Wharton 
Issue : 

James, d. 12, 19, 1866, d. s. p., 
Charles, d. y., 

Sally Robeson, m. James S. Newbold of Phila., 
broker, wlio d. Apr. 6, 1877, 
Issue (surname Newbold) : 
James Logan, 
Sallie Logan, 

Robeson, d. y., 
William De Laneey. 

Sarah Pleasants Logan, dau. of Charles and Mary Logan, as 
above, now dec'd, m. 1800 James Carter, M. D., of Prince Edward 
Co., Va. 

Issue (surname Carter) : 

Mary, dec'd, m. Thomas R. Boiling of Virginia, afterwards a 
resident of Alabama, 

Issue (surname Boiling) : 
Julia Carter, m. William K. Thurber of Mobile, 

Issue (surname Thurber) : 
Mary Carter, 

Lucy Kingsly, m. Herbert Lathrop, 
Issue (surname Lathrop) : 
Julia L., 

Logan — Carter branch, 25 

Kebecca Bollinp;, 

Sallie Boiling, d. unm. at Mobile, of yellow fever, 1S70, 
William Kinsly, 
Julia Carter, d. unm. 1806, 
Fannie Peyton, d. unm. 1874, 
Thomas Tabb, 

James Carter, m. Cecilia Raynal, 

Issue (surname Boiling) : 
Anna, m., 
S.'uiford Colcy, m., 
Wary Carter, m., 
Mary Eebecca, d. y. in 1840, 

William Morton, d. s. p. in California 1853, 

Robert Yelverton, m. Mary Sewell, 
Issue (surname Boiling) : 

Peyton Warner, m. Ellen Rutland, 
Issue (surname Boiling) : 
Nicholas Barnett, 

Sallie Logan, m. Thomas Cowles Shearer of Galveston, 


Issue (surname Shearer) : 

Mattie Cowles, 

Willie Boiling, 

Mary Carter, d. y. 1861, 

Sally Boiling, 

Thomas Cowles, 

Orlean Peyton, 

Alean Peyton, d. y. 1878, 
Mary Rebecca, m. B. A. Harrison, 
Issue (surname Harrison) : 

Mary Boiling, 

Burr Albert, 

Girard Alexander, 

Thomas Boiling, 

Sallie Massey, 

Julia Carter, 

William Alexander, 
Charles Logan, d. s. p. 1869, 

Sally Logan, d. unm., 
LoGANiA, d. unm., 

Anne Eliza, now of Woodville, Estouteville P. O., Albe- 
marle Co., Va., m. Mch. 18, 1835 Walter Coles, son of 
Walter Coles of Albemarle Co., 
Issue (surname Coles) : 

Walter, b. Goochland Co., Va., Feb. 25, 1839, grad. A. 
B. (U. of Va.), and M. D. (U. of N. Y. 1859), resi- 
dent surgeon Bellevue Hospital, N. Y. 1860-61, sur- 
geon in C. S. Army, Prof, in Med. Col. of Va. at 

26 Logan. — Carter branch. 

Richmond, Prof, of Psychology and Nervous Diseases 
ColL of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Louis, Mo., now 
practising in St. Louis, m. 1st Nov. 1, 1864 Nannie 
Taylor Preston, d. July 12, 1868, dau. of Hon. Wm. 
Ballard Preston, Sec. of the Navy under President 
Taylor, by his w. Lucinda Staples Redd, and Walter 
Coles m. 2nd June 19, 1872, Elizabeth Chiles Pen- 
dleton, dau. of Edmund Pendleton of Botetourt Co., 

Va., by his w. Cornelia Morgan, 
Issue (surname Coles) by Isl wife: 
Lucv Preston, 
Waiter DeEosset, 
Nannie Preston, 
Issue (surname Coles) by 2nd wife : 
• Edmund Pendleton, 

Elizabeth Carter, 
Sally Logan, of Albemarle Co., Va., num., 

Eliza Cocke, of Albemarle Co., Va., num., 

James Carter, d. aged 16, 

John, of St. Louis, 

Thomas Boiling, of St. Louis. 

Maria Virginia Logax, dau. of Charles and Mary Logan, p. 24, 
grddau. of William Logan the Councillor, dec'd, m. 1st Robert AYood- 
son, grad. at W. and M., a lawyer of Virginia, d. 1827, and 2ud Wil- 
liam F. Carter of Va., now dec'd. 

Issue by 1st husband (surname Woodson) : 
Mary R., of Richmond, unm., 
Deborah Nouris, d. unm.. 
Issue by 2nd husband (surname Carter) : 
John Champe, d. s. p., 
Emily, m. Richard Schlater, 
Issue (surname Schlater) : 

Maria L., m. Charles Wallace, of the Richmond and 

Alleghany R. R., 

Issue (surname Wallace) : 
Mary Champe, 

Emma Lee, 


James Botes, m. Patsy Sheltou, 

Issue (surname Carter) : 


Logan — Hoioard and McCoidl branches. 27 

Harriet Logan, dau. of Charles aud Mary Logan, p. 24, d. in 
Virginia, m., 1st., John St. John, a gentleman from Ireland, and, 
2nd, David Howard. 

Issue by 1st husband (surname St. John) : 
John, lived in Georgia, d. s. p. aged 24, 
Issue by 2nd husband (surname Howard) : 
James Logan, of Texas, 
Da\'ID, of Texas, 
Mary, of Texas. 

Juliana Logan, dau. of Charles and Mary Logan, p. 24, dec'd, 
m. Neil McCoull, merchant. 

Issue (surname McCoull) : 
Anne, unra., 
Mary L., unm., 
John, of Richmond, Va., 
Julia, unm., 

Charles Logan, of Richmond, Ya., m. Fanny Throck- 

Issue (surname McCoull) : 
Susan, d. y., 

Molly, m. Edward R. Martin, of Richmond, 

Charles, of Chesterfield Co., Va., farmer, 

Anne Elizabeth, 

Neil, of " the Enterprise Steam Tobacco Works," Rich- 

Hannah Logan, b. 12, 21, 1719-20, dau. of James Logan the 
Councillor, was a preacher among Friends, d. Phila. Dec. 18, 1761, 
m. at Germantown Meeting 10, 7, 1748, John Smith (see "The Bur- 
lington Smiths "), then of Phila., merchant, chief projector and for 
many years Treasurer of the insurance company known as the " Phila- 
delphia Contributionship," also some time Secretary of the Penna. 
Hospital and member of Assembly. Removing to Burlington Co., 
New Jersey, he became a member of the Governor's Council of that 
Province. He bought Gov. William Franklin's seat, "Franklin 
Park." He was author of " The Doctrine of Christianity, as held by 

28 Logan — Smith branch. 

the People called Quakers, Vindicated, in answer to Gilbert Tennent's- 
Serm. on the Lawfulness of Defensive War," 2nd ed., Phila., 1747,. 
8vo. He d. 3, 26, 1771, aged 49. 
Issue (surname Smith) : 

Sarah Logax, b. 8, 29, 1749, d. 4, 23, 1769, m. 5, 19, 1768 
(being the '1st w. of) William Dillwyn of Phila., son of 
John Dillwyn of Phila. by his w. Susanna Painter, a grddau. 
of Caleb Pusey of Chester Co., Penna., who w'as member of 
the Governor's Council for many years, — William Dillwyn 
removed to England, and resided at Higham Lodge, Walt- 
hamstowe, Co. Essex. (His son by his 2nd w. Sarah, dau. of 
Lewis Weston of High Hall, Co. Essex, was Lewis Weston 
Dillwyn, F. R. S., of Burrough's Lodge and Sketty Hall, Co. 
Glam'organ, in 1832 member of Parliament ; and a grandson, 
Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn, is now — 1882 — member of Par- 
liament.) William Dillwyn and his brother George were 
active ministers among Friends and eminent philanthropists. 
It is stated in a recent article in the St. Louis Globe-Demo- 
crat, " Anthony Benezet, a French convert to Quakerism, 
"and William Dillwyn, an American Quaker, both of whom 
"resided in Philadelphia, were the knights-errant of negro 
"liberty. Through their efforts abolitionism was adopted 
" as a cardinal doctrine by the Society of Friends both in 
"this country and in England." He d. Sep. 28, 1824, aged 
81 (Landed Gentry), — 

Issue (surname Dillwyn) : 

SusANXAH, b. 3, 31, 1769, d. s. p. Burlington 11, 24, 
1819, m. 4, 16, 1795, Samuel Emlen of " West Hill," 
Burlington Co., N. J., gent., an eminent preacher 
among Friends, who by his will founded a trust for 
the education of free blacks, — he was half-brother of 
the wife of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, and son of Sam- 
uel Emlen of Phila., — 
James, b. 10, 15, 1750, m. Esther Heulings, see below, 
Hannah, d. y., 

Hannah, k 10, 29, 1753, m. John Cox, see p. 36, 
John, d. inf., 
John, b. 11, 3, 1761, m. Gulielma Maria Morris, see p. 36. 

James Smith, b. Oct. 15, 1750, as above, son of John Smith by his- 

Logan — Smith branch. 29 

w. Hannah, dau. of James Logan the Councillor, was a merchant of 
Burlington Co., N. J., d. Sep. 16, 1833, m. (Penua. Gazette) Jany. 
13, 1772 Esther Heulings, dau. of William Heulings of Burlington, 
N. J. 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

Hannah, b. 11, 25, 1773, m. Henry S. Drinker, see below, 
Sarah Logan, b. 9, 28, 1778, ra. Hugh Roberts, see p. 31, 
John J., b. 7, 26, 1780, m. Mary Roberts, see p. 32, 
Elizabeth, b. Mch. 28, 1782, d. y. May 22, 1783, 
William Heulings, b. Feb. 22, 1784, d. y. Mch. 23, 1790, 
James, b. July 10, 1785, d. y. Nov. 20, 1789, 
Charles Logan, b. Mch. 16, 1787, d. s. p. May 14, 1811, 
Abigail Bowne, b. Dec. 2, 1788, d. Oct. 6, 1815, m. Feb. 
18, 1813 John Drinker, who d. June 3, 1824, and their only 
issue, Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1813, m. Joseph Wragg of Luzerne 
Co., Pa., but d. s. p., 
Elizabeth, b. Aug. 25, 1790, m. Mordecai Lewis, see p. 32, 
Susanna Dillwyn, b. Mch. 5, 1792, m. Samuel Alliuson, 

see p. 35, 
James Logan, b. Sep. 14, 1793, m., Ist, Elizabeth Alden, and, 
2nd, Mary Couper, see p. 35. 

Hannah Smith, b. 11, 25, 1773, dau. of James and Esther Smith, 
as above, d. Jany. 22, 1830, m. Dec. 11, 1794 Henry S. Drinker, son 
of Henry Drinker, who was partner of Abel James in Pliila., and 
owned a large portion of Susqueiiannah Co., Pa. Henry S. Drinker 
resided in Phila., and d. July 3, 1824. 
Issue (surname Drinker) : 

William, b. Oct. 14, 1795, d. s. p. Feb. 18, 1836, m. Apr. 9, 

1818 Eliza Rodman, 
Henry, b. July 15, 1797, d. y. Jany. 4, 1798, 
Esther, b. Nov. 1, 1798, m. Israel Pemberton Pleasants, son 
of Israel Pleasants, 

Issue (surname Pleasants): 

Anne Pemberton, m. Samuel S. Hollingsworth of Phila. 

bar, and member of Common Council of Phila., 

Issue (surname Hollingsworlh) : 
, Esther Drinker Pleasants, b. Feb. 12, 1873, 
Samuel, b. Nov. 3, 1874, 
Mary Elizabeth, b. June 8, 1878, 
Isiael Pemberton Ple:usants, b. Apr. 3, 1830, 
Koger Pleasants, b. Feb. 3, 1882, 

30 Logan — Drinker branch. 

James, b. Apr. 1, 1800, d. y. Nov. 1, 1801, 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 11, 1801, d. July 11, 1874, m. July 5, 

1827 Samuel C. Paxson of New York, merchant, son of 

Wm. Paxson, 

Issue (surname Paxson) : 

Henry Drinker, b. Oct. 1, 1828, d. y. Jany. 8, 1830, 

Hannah Drinker, b. Mch. 26, 1831, d. y. May 8, 1833, 

William, b. Nov. 22, 1832, of Morristown, N. J., m. 

May 16, 1871 Elizabeth M. Rodman, 
Issue (surname Paxson) : 

Elizabeth Drinker, b. Oct. 21, 1875, 

Ann, b. July 31, 1834, d. y. Mch. 31, 1837, 
Mary Drinker, b. June 2, 1836, m. May 9, 1855 Wil- 
liam Hunting Cooper of Montrose, 
Issue (surname Cooper) : 

Elizabeth Drinker, b. Mch. 19, 1856, 
Henry Harris, b. Jany. 18, 1858, 
Mary Paxson, b. Mch. 19, 1863, 
Frances, b. May 19, 1839, unm., 

Elizabeth Drinker, b. Nov. 24, 1841, m. Oct. 22, 1863 

Theodore Oilman of New York, banker, 
Issue (surname Gilman) : 

Samuel Paxson, b. Nov. 23, 1864, d. v. Mch. 27, 1876, 
Wintlirop Sargent, b. Mch. 16, 1867," d. y. Oct. 28, 1870, 
Frances Paxson, b. Dec. 13, 1870, 
Theodore, b. Feb. 21, 1873, 

Edith Lippincoit, b. Feb. 21, 1873, d. y. May 29, 1874, 
Beverly Hale, b. Aug. 28, 1874, d. Aug. 2, 1875, 
Helen Ives, b. Feb. 23, 1877, 
Harold Drinker, b. Mch. 30, 1878, 
Robbins, b. Mch. 30, 1878, 
Elizabeth Bethune, b. June 16, 1881, 
Hetty Drinker, b. July 31, 1844, d. inf. Aug. 29, 1844, 

Sarah, b. May 9, 1803, dec'd, m. Apr. 3, 1828 James Canby 

Biddle, son of John Biddle, and of the Montrose bar, d. 

Mch. 31, 1841, 

Issue (surname Biddle) : 

Elizabeth, d. 1881, m. Rev. Wm. F. Halsey, Rector of 

St. David's, Radnor, Del. Co., who d. Oct. 15, 1882, 

Issue (surname Halsey) : 
Mary Matilda, 
James Biddle, 
Edward Biddle, 
ElizMbeth Biddle, 
Henry D., of Montrose, 

Hetty D., of Montrose, unm., 

Mary D., of Montrose, num., 

Logan — Drinker branch. 31 

Henry, b. Aug. 11, 1804, of Montrose, Pa., now dec'd, m. 

Frances Morton, 

Issue (surname Drinker) : 

Margaret Morton, ni. Lewis Adams Riley, C. E., of 

Ashland, Pa., 

Issue (surname Riley) : 
Henry Drinker, 
Margaret Morton, 
Hannah Logan, m. Edmund Herbert McCnllough of 


Issne (surname McCullough) : 
Frances Morton, 
Henry, d. y., 

Hannah, b. Aug. 11, 1804, d. unm., 

Mary, b. Mch. 4, 1806, d. unm., 

Charles, b. Nov. 19, 1808, d. y. Aug. 1809, 

Sandwith, b. Nov, 19, 1808, of Macow, China, merchant, d. 

in China, m. Mch. 17, 1840 Susan B., dau. of Blaithwaite 


Issue (surname Drinker) : 

Catharine, m. Thomas A. Janvier, 

Robert Morton, 

Henry Sandwith, late civil engineer, author of a work 

on tunnelling, &c., now of the Phila. bar, m. Aimee 

Erneste Beaux, 

Elizabeth Kearney, unm., 

Charles, b. Aug. 5, 1810, d. s. p., 

Edward, b. Dec. 10, 1811, d. y. Aug. 27, 1812, 

Edward, b. Mch..l6, 1813, d. y. May 23, 1813. 

Sarah Logan Smith, b. Sept. 28, 1778, dau. of James and Esther 
Smith, p. 29, d. Sep. 16, 1860, m. Mch. 10, 1803, Hugh Roberts of 
" Pine Grove" in North. Liberties of Phila. Co., gent., son of George 
Roberts of Phila. by his w. Thomasine Mickle Fox, dau. of Joseph 
Fox, who was Speaker of the Assembly. 
Issue (surname Roberts) : 

Elizabeth Fox, b. Oct. 6, 1804, d. s. p. June 27, 1877, m. 
July 10, 1827 William Rush, M. D., son of Benjamin Rush, 
M. D., the Signer, 
Sally Logan, m. Nov. 28, 1833, Edward Coles (see Hon. E 
B. Washburne's Sketch of him lately printed) private secre- 
tary to President Madison from 1809 to 1815, removed from 

32 * Logan — Roberts branch. 

Virginia, his native state, to Illinois for the purpose of 
manumitting his slaves, was Governor of Illinois from 1822 
to 1826, during which term he was the leader of the party 
which kept Illinois a free state, d. Phila. July 7, 1868, 
Issue (surname Coles) : 
Mary, unm., 

Edward, grad. A. B, (U. of P.), of Phila. bar, m. Feb. 
25, 1868 Bessie M. Campbell, dau. of St. George 

Tucker Campbell of Phila. bar, 

Issue (surname Coles) : 
Virginia Campbell, 
Mary Koberts, 

Roberts, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), d. s. p. Feb. 8, 1862, 
Mary, ra. Nov. 11, 1835, her cousin George Roberts Smith, 
see below. 

John J. Smith, b. July 26, 1780, son of James and Esther Smith, 
p. 29, resided in Phila., d. Jany. 27, 1837, m. Nov. 26, 1805 Mary, 
dau. of George Roberts of Phila., and sister of Hugh Roberts above 

Issue (surname S.mitii) : 

George Roberts, b. Nov. 13, 1811, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 
was of the Phila. bar, d. May 9, 1868, m. Nov. 11, 1835 
Mary, dau. of his uncle Hugh Roberts as (above). 
Issue (surname Smith) : 
several d. y., 

Charles Morton, b. July 7, 1852, grad. B. S. (U. of P.), 
of the Phila. bar, m. Dec. 28, 1876, Anna ^Yarren 
Ingersoll, dau. of Edw. Ingersoll (descend, of Chew), 
Sally Roberts, b. July 30, 1854, unm., 
Alexander Hamilton, b. Mch. 13, 1814, of Phila., m. 
Apr. 18, 1850 Matilda M., dau. of John C. Smith, 
Issue (surname Smith) : 

Alexander Hamilton, b. Jany. 10, 1852, civil engineer, 
Mary Calvert, b. Feb. 5, 1817, m. her cousin Henry Lewis, 

see below, 
Thomas Neavbold, b. May 3, 1821, d. s. p. May 16, 1863, 
Harry Montgomery, b. May 19, 1825, of Paris. 

Elizabeth Smith, b. Aug. 25, 1790, dau. of James and Esther 
Smith, p. 29, d. Apr. 23, 1844, m. June 9, 1808, Mordecai Lewis of 
Phila., merchant, who d. Aug. 15, 1851, aged 67. 

Logan — Lewis branch. 33 

Issue (surname Lewis) : 

James Smith, b. May 25, 1809, d. Phila. July 29, 1856, m. 
Sep. 11, 1833 Rebecca Shoemaker Rawle, dau. of Samuel 
Burge Rawle (a descendant of Benj. Shoemaker), 
Issue (surname Lewis) : 

Ann Emily, b. July 5, 1834, m. William Hay of 
Clarke Co., Va., in C. S. Army, d. June 1, 1864, 

Issue (surname Play) : 

James, b. Jatiy. 9, 1856, m. Constance Tatem of Rich- 
mond, Va., 

Issue (surname Hay) : 
Glendouer Evans, d. y., 
William, b. May 20. 1857. d. y. July 3, 1857, 
George Burwell, b. July 27, 1860, d. y. Dec. 20, 1861, 
Nathaniel Burwell, b. Mav 7, 1863, 
Charles, b. Feb. 3, 1836, d. Aug. 21, 1837, 

Samuel Burge Rawle, b. Sep. 3, 1838, d. Shanghai, 

China, 1881, 

William Rawle, b. Sep. 23, 1840, d. July 1, 1841, 

Mordecai, b. June 20, 1843, of Clarksburg, West Va., 

m. Feb. 21, 1871 Myra Haymond of Clarksburg, 
Issue (surname Lewis) : 

William Hay, b. Mch. 22, 1872, 
Wirt, b. Nov. 10, 1876, 
James, b. Jany. 18, 1846, d. y. July 20, 1847, 

Francis Rawle, b. June 9, 1848, d. y. Jany. 27, 1849, 

Josephine, b. Feb. 22, 1856, 

Joseph Saunders, of Phila., m. Martha, dau. of Samuel N. 


Issue (surname Lewis) : 

Edward J., d. s. p. Nov. 2, 1881, 

Rebecca Chalkley, m. William Morgan Phillips, civil 


Issue (surname Phillips) : 
Clifford Smith, 
Martha Lewis, 
Joseph Lewis, 

Lydia Hopkins, ra. Jacob S. Wain, see Lloyd, 
Charles Smith, of Baltimore, merchant, d. Bait. 1847, m. 
Mary Griffitts Fisher, sister of Samuel G. Fisher who mar- 
ried Esther Lewis, 

Issue (surname Lewis) : 

Mary Griffitts, m. Rev. Stevens Parker, D. D,, Warden 
of Racine College, 

34 Logan — Lewis branch. 

Issue (surname Parker) : 

Alexis Dupont, 
Charles Smitli, m. Marlou Sanford, 
Issue (surname Lewis) : 
one child, who d. y., 

Elizabeth, dec'd, ra. Charles Hoppin of Providence, R. I., 
Issue (surname Hoppin) : 

M ary, 


William Fisher, grad. Gen. Theol. Sem., Rector of P. 

E. Church at Lagrange, III., m. Mary C. Magruder 

nee Hamilton, 

Issue (surnume Lewis): 

Charles Smith, b. Sep. 24, 1868, 
Marv Hamilton, b. Jany. 25, 1871, 
P>e(ieriik, b. Aug. 1, 1875, d. y. Mch. 6, 1876, 
Elizabeih Hoppin, b. Nov. 19, 1»77, 
Mordecai, grad. LL. B. (Col.), tl. s. p., m. Ann Don- 
aldson of Bahimore, 
Alexander, d. inf. 1815, 

Esther, m. Nov. 12, 1835 Samuel Griffitts Fisher of Mobile, 
Ala., atty.-atlaw, son of Redwood Fislier by Ids w. Mary, 
dau. of Prof. Samuel Powel Griffitts, M. D., Samuel G. 
Fisher d. Phila. Dec. 28, 1849, 
Issue (surname Fisher) : 

Lewis, b. Sep. 3, 1838, M. D., in New York, m. Nov. 

12, 1868, Elizabeth Cochran — no issue, 
William Redwood, b. Nov. 1, 1844, grad. A. B. (Col.) 
and M. D., practising in Hoboken, N. J., m. Dec. 

27, 1871 Elizabeth Virginia Jennings, 
Issue (surname Fisiier) : 

William Redwood, b. June 17, 1874, d. y. Feb. 17, 1878, 
Klizubetli Lewis, b. Dec. 14, 1878, 
Esther Lewis, b. Dec. 30, 1880, 

Henry, d. Phila. 1857, m. May 8, 1841 Mary C, dau. of 

his uncle John J. Smith, 

Issue (surname Lewis) : 

Ellen, m. George Quincey Thorndike of Boston, 
Is.sue (surn:ime Thorndike) : 

Harry Hill, 


Richard King, 
Alexander, in Paris, 

John Smith, in Paris, 

Francis, d. inf. 1821, 

Elizabeth, m. Richard King, Pres. of the Nat. Bank of 

Commerce of New York, 

Logan — Lewis branch. 35 

Issue (surname King) : 

John Alsop, b. Phila. Sep. 9, 1848, d. y. Aug. 12, 

Lewis, b. Pliila. Sep. 9, 1848, d. s. p. Feb. 13, 1880, 
Elizabeth Smith, b. N. Y. May 29, 1850, d. y. Sep. 11, 

Eichard, b. N. Y. Apr. 28, 1855, of New York, stock 

broker, ra. Dec. 4, 1876, Isabel Chater, 

Issue (surname Kinn;) : 

Henry Alsop, b. Mch. 6, 1878, d. y. July 11, 1878, 
MoRDECAi, of Chester, Pa., farmer, m. Philena Harvey of 


Issue (surname Lewis) : 


Albert, d. s. p. m. Texas 1866, 

Sally, d. y. 1832. 

Susanna Dillwyn Smith, b. Mch. 5, 1792, dau. of James and 

Esther Smith, p. 28, d. July 2, 1816, m. Apr. 14, 1814, Samuel Allin- 

son of N. J., some time U. S. Consul at Gibraltar. 

Issue (surname Allinson) : 

Martha, unm., in England, 

Esther, m. Henry Hughes of Walthamstow, Essex, Eug., 

Issue (surname Hughes) : 

Hetty Elizabeth, m. Albrecht G. Eggers, 
Issue (surname Eggers) : 
Annie Margaret, 

Mary Strother, ni. John S. Cousens, 

Henry Pearse, m. Emma S. Cousens, 

Emma Martha, 

Georgina Allinson, m. G. E. Hignett, 

Willie F. m. Edith Cousens, 

Alice Emily, ra. Henry Lay ton, 

Susan Dillwyn, 

John Arthur. 

James Logan Smith, b. Sep. 14, 1793, son of James and Esther 
Smith, p. 28, was Cashier of the Chambersburg Bank, d. Chambersburg 
Mch. 6, 1843, m., 1st, Aug. 19, 1828, Eliza Alden, who d. Nov. 11, 
1834, dau. of Maj. Alden, U. S. A.; and, 2d, Sep. 11, 1838, Mary 
Couper, dau. of Dr. James Couper. Mrs. Mary Smith now resides in 
New Castle, Del. 

36 Logan — Smith branch. 

Issue (surname Smith) by 1st wife : 

Catharine Alden, d. unm. New Castle, Del., Mch. 14, 1856, 
Issue (surname Smith) by 2d wife : 

Annie Couper, m. Eev. Alexander Proudfit, 
Issue (surname Proudfit) : 

Mary Couper, 
Alexander Couper, 
Esther, unm,, 
Ellen Logan, unm. 

Hannah Smith, b. 10, 29, 1753, dau. of Jolm Smith by his w. 
Hannah, dau. of James Logan the Councillor, p. 27, d. 10, 10, 1783, 
m. Oct. 25, 1780, John Cox, Jr., of " Oxmead," Burlington Co., N. J. 
Issue (surname Cox) : 

Sarah, b. Sep. 1781, d. y. Oct. 13, 1782, 

Hannah Smith, b. Sep. 8, 1783, m. George Davis, see below. 

Hannah Smith Cox, last named, d. Feb. 26, 1834, m, 1804 
George Davis, M. D., of Otsego Co., N. Y. 
Issue (surname Davis) : 

John Cox, b. 1805, d. s. p. Sept. 27, 1833, 

Juliana, b. Feb. 11, 1806, d. s. p. Nov. 8, 1825, 

Isaac, m., 



Jane, d. inf., 

William, of Hartwick's Village, Otsego Co., N. Y., m. 

John Smith, b. 11, 3, 1761, son of John Smith by his w. Han- 
nah, dau. of James Logan the Councillor, p. 27, was of Green Hill near 
Burlington, gent., d. 4, 18, 1803, m. 4, 8, 1784, Gulielma Maria 
Morris, b. Aug. 18, 1766, d. Sep. 9, 1826, dau. of William Morris by 
his w. Margaret, dau. of Dr. Richard Hill (see Lloyd). 
Issue (surname Smith) : 
Henry Hill, d. y., 

Margaret Hill, m. Samuel Hilles, see next page, 
Richard M., b. 6, 27, 1788, m. Susanna Collins, see p. 37, 
Rachel, b. 5, 26, 1792, m. George Stewardson, see p. 39, 
Milcah Martha, d. y.. 

Logan — Smith branch. 37 

John Jay, b. 6, 16, 1798, ra. Rachel C. Pearsoll, see p. 39, 
Morris, b. 8, 29, 1801, m. Caroline M. Smith, see p. 40. 

Margaret Hill Smith, dau. of John and Gulielma M. Smith, 

p. 36, resided in Wilmington, d. Mch. 27, 1882, m. Samuel Hilles of 

Wilmington, now dec'd. 

Issue (surname Hilles) : 

Gulielma Maria, ra, Charles W. Howland of New Bedford, 

since of New Castle Co., Del., 

Issue (surname Howland) : 

son, d. y., 

son, d. y., 

Margaret Smith, m. John Cookman, 

Charles Samuel, m. Mary, dau. of Murray Shipley of 


Susannah, unm., 

Rachel Smith, unm., 

William Samuel, d. 1876, m. 5, 17, 1849, Sarah L., dau. of 

Thomas L. Allen, M. D., of Attleboro', Bucks Co., 

Issue (surname Hilles) : 

Susan Watson, b. Feb. 13, 1850, m. Dec. 14, 1871 

Isaac H. Shearman, who d. Jany. 4, 1879, 
Issue (surname Shearman) : 

Margaret Hilles, b. May 27, 1873, 
William Hilles, b. Oct. 24, 1876, d. y. Mch. 20, 1880, 
Thomas Allen, b. Jany. 21, 1852, m. Sep. 25, 1878 

Anna E. Updegraff, 

Samuel Eli, b. Mch. 7, 1854, m. Oct. 28, 1880 Amy 

Y. Tatum, 

Margaret Smith, b. Mch. 3, 1856, unm., 

John Smith, d. 1875, m. Sarah C, dau. of Joseph Tatum of 

Woodbury, N. J., 

Issue (surname Hilles) : 

Anne Tatum, b. June 14, 1863, 

William Samuel, b. May 5, 1865, 

Joseph Tatum, b. Feb. 26, 1868, 

Margaret Hill, b. Dec. 15, 1870. 

Richard M. Smith, b. 6, 27, 1788, son of John and Gulielma M. 
Smith, see preceding page, became owner of " West Hill " upon the 
death of Susanna Emlen, d. 2, 11, 1826, m. Susanna, dau. of Isaac 
Collins, a celebrated printer at Burlington. 

38 Logan — Smith branch. 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

GuLiELMA Maria, b. 9, 6, 1812, m. 9, 22, 1831 Josiah Rich- 
ardson Reeve of Medford, N. J., 
Issue (surname Reeve) : 

Susan S., b. 1, 24, 1833, d. unm. 10, 4, 1866, 
Richardson S., b. 4, 9, 1840, m. 1, 30, 1878 Josephine 

Augusta, dau. of Henry T. and Susan Clay of Phila.^ 
Issue (surname Reeve) : 
Herbert Elv, b. 12, 8, 1878, 
Maria S., b! 1, 18, 1880, 

Josiah, b. 11, 28, 1842, grad. M. D. (U. of P. 1863), 
m. 11, 2, 1870 Jannetta Elizabeth, dau. of John R. 

and Eliza Johnson of Phila., 

Issue (surname Reeve) : 
Percival J., b. 9, 25, 1871, 
Susan S., b. 12, IG, 1873, 
Josiah Stanley, b. 3, IS, 1878, 

George Dilhvyu, b. 9, 30, 1845, m. 9, 27, 1877 Sarah 
Cadwalader, dau. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Comfort 

of Montgomery Co., Pa., 

Issue (surname Reeve) : 

Racliel Comfort, b. 5, 13, 1880, 
Margaret Morris, b. 11, 8, 1881, 
Maria Elizabeth, b. 3, 22, 1849, 

Rachel C, m. Matthew Rowland of New Bedford, merchant. 
Issue (surname Howland) : 

Susan Dillwyn, b. May 25, 1845, d. y. Nov. 25, 1851, 
Richard S., b. 7, 12, 1847, grad. A. B. (Brown), com- 
mission merchant in San Francisco, Cal., m. 1869 
Mary, dau. of Francis and Eliza Hoppin of Provi- 
dence, R. I., 

Issue (surname Howland) : 

Frederic Hoppin, b. Jany., 1871, 
Rachel, b. Dec, 1873, 
Richard Stanley, b. Aug., 1875, 
Cortland Hoppin, b. June, 1877, 
Francis Reginald, b. June, 1880, 

Matthew Morris, b. Dec. 17, 1850, grad. A. B. (Brown), 

banker in New York, 
William Dillwyn, b. Mch. 27, 1853, grad. A. B. 
(Brown), cotton manufacturer in New Bedford, 
Mass., m. Sep. 22, 1875 Caroline Child of Provi- 

Issue (surname Howland) : 
Llewellyn, b. Oct. 9, 1877, 

Dillwyn, of Green Hill, m. Elizabeth M., dau. of William 
H. Morris. 

Logan — Smith branch. 39 

Rachel Smith, b. 5, 26, 1792, dau. of John and Guliehua M. 
Smith (see p. 36), d. 10, 7, 1839, m. George Stewardson of Pliila., 
merchaut, now dec'd. 

Issue (surname Stewardson) : 

Thomas, of " Hulsmoor," Germantown, m. Margaret B., dau. 
of Reuben Haines of Germantown, 
Issue (surname Stewardson) : 
John, b. 1858, 
Arthur, d. y., 
Emlyn Lamar, 
Edmund Austin, 
Mary Morton, 
Eleanor Percy, 
John, d. unm. June 29, 1856, 
GuLiELMA Maria, d. y. July 24, 1841, 
Margaret, unm., 
George, d. y. Mch. 1, 1839. 

John Jay Smith, b. 6, 16, 1798, son of John and Gulielma M. 
Smith (see p. 36), was many years Librarian of the Philadelphia and 
Loganian Libraries, author of " A Summer's Jaunt across the Water," 
Phila., 1846, 2 vols., 12mo, "American Historical and Literary Curi- 
osities," and various letters, biographical sketches, &c., editor of the 
Letters of Dr. Richard Hill, and for some time conductor of the 
Pennsylvania Gazette, Saturday Bulletin, Daily Express, Littell's 
Museum, and Walsh's National Gazette, resided at "Ivy Lodge," 
Phila. Co., d. Sep. 23, 1881, m. Rachel C, dau. of Robert Pearsall of 
Elushing, N. Y. 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

Lloyd Pearsall, succeeded his father as Librarian of the 
Philadelphia and Loganian Libraries, conductor of Lippin- 
cott's Magazine, m. Hannah E., dau. of Isaac C. Jones 
(descend, of Preston), 
Albanus, d. unm. 3, 29, 1842, 
Elizabeth Pearsall, 

Robert Pearsall, m. Hannah, dau. of John M. Whitall of 
Phila., chemist, — Hannah Whitall Smith is well known from 
her religious lectures given in Philadelphia a few years ago, 
and has written " Frank, the Record of a Hai)j)y Life," 
" The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life," " Bible Readings 

40 Logan — Smith branch. 

on the Progressive Development of Truth in the Old Testa- 
ment/' "John M. Whitall, the Record of his Life,"— 
Issue (surname Smith): 

Gulielma M., b. 7, 29, 1852, d. y. Dec. 25, 1857, 
Franklin Whitall, b. 8, 12, 1854, d. y. 8, 8, 1872, 
Mary Whitall, b. 2, 14, 1864, 
Lloyd Logan, b. 10, 18, 1865, 
Alice Whitall, b. 7, 21, 1867, 
Rachel Pearsall, b. 10, 6, 1868, d. y. 2, 7, 1880, 
Gulielma Maela., d. y., 

Horace John, now at Santa Barbara, Cal., m. Margaret, dau. 
of William W. Longstreth of Phila., 
Issue (surname Smith) : 
Albanus Longstreth, 
Mary Bringhurst, 
Wilson Longstreth, 
Margaret Longstreth, 
Margaret Hill, d. y. 

Morris Smith, b. 8, 29, 1801, son of John and Gulielma M. 
Smith (see p. 37), d. 3, 28, 1832, m. Caroline M., dau. of Robert 
Smith of Abington, Montgomery Co., Pa. 
Issue (surname Smith): 

Richard Morris, of Phila. Co., author of " The Burlington 
Smiths, a Family History," m. Anna, dau. of Charles Kaighn 
of Kaighn's Point, N. J., 
Robert Lindley, d. y., 
Elizabeth Bacon, d. y. 

Isaac Norris. 


Thomas Norris, or Norrice, the first of the family of whom any 
record is preserved, was a merchant in London, and joined the Society of 
Friends soon after the rise of that sect. He emip-rated, abont the vear 
1678, with his wife and family, to the island of Jamaica, and perished in 
the great earthquake which destroyed the town of Port Royal on the 7th 
of June, 1692. He married, first, Mary Moore, who died June 3, 
1685 ; and afterwards Sarah , who died October 19, 1696, with- 
out issue. By his first wife he had issue (the surname is given as 
Norrice in the Records of the South wark Friends in London, from 
which the dates and places of birth of the first eight children as fol- 
lows are taken) : 

Elizabeth b. 2, 1, 1657 in Psh. of Magdalens, Bermondsey, m. 
Timothy "VVeamouth, and d. September, 1692, leaving issue : 
Prudence, who married John Moore, 
Thomas, b. 10, 29, 1659, m. Ann , and had several chil- 
dren, all of whom died young, he d. 1685, 
Joseph, b. 12, 18, 1661, m. Martha Phillips, and had issue : 
Thomas and Hannah, both of whom died in infancy, he d. Sep- 
tember 14, 1692, 
Mary, b. 5, 24, 1664, in Psh. of Magdalen, Bermondsey, d. in 

Prudence, b. 5, 31, 1666 in same place, d. in youth, 
Benjamin, b. 10, 25, 1668 in same place, 
Isaac, b. 4, 22, 1669 in same place, d. in youth, 
Isaac, the Councillor, b. 5, 26, 1671, his parents' abode being 

in Olave's Psh., 
Jacob, b. 8, 13, 1673, his parents' abode being in Olave's Psh., 
d. inf., 

42 No7'i'is. 

Abraham, perhaps the eldest child, d. in youth, 
Sarah, d. in youth, 
Margaret, d. in infancy, 
Experience, d. in infancy, 
Rachel, d. in infancy, 

Isaac Norris, said to have been the ninth child of Thomas Norris, 
and founder of the family in Pennsylvania, was born in the city of 
London, July 26, 1671, and was about seven years old when the 
family removed to Jamaica. In 1690, his father sent him to Pennsyl- 
vania to view the country preparatory to the family settling there. He 
returned to Jamaica, to learn that his father had perished in the earth- 
quake. In 1693, he came back to Philadelphia with a fortune scarcely 
more than £100, and entered into business, rising soon to be one of the 
Colony's wealthiest merchants. What the trade of Pennsylvania 
amounted to in 1707, we learn from his letter to William Penn, dated 
London, 2 mo. 3d : "I presume that the Province consumes annually 
of the produce and merchandise of England to the value of £14,000 
or £15,000 sterling, & this is imported directly from England & the 
other plantations, chiefly Virginia, Maryland, Barbadoes, Jamaica, 
New England & New York. The direct returns are chiefly tobacco, 
furs, and skins. 'Tis reasonable to presume that upon a peace or ad- 
vance of those commodities in price, the direct return will increase con- 
siderably, of which there already appears some prospect, there being 
now in England four vessels, two at London, two at Whitehaven, 
which loaded at Philadelphia and brought at least seven or eight hun- 
dred hhds. of tobacco, besides twenty-five or thirty tons of skins & 
furs, and I have advice that there are four vessels more likely or 
intending to come this summer that may bring eight hundred or a 
thousand hhds. more." At this time, Norris had been staying 
for over a year in England, where he assisted William Penn in 
arranging matters with the Fords, getting Penn out of jail. Norris 
was hospitably entertained by his wife's relations, the Lloyds of Dolo- 
bran. He returned to Philadelphia in August, 1708. In the follow- 
ing February he was called to a seat in the Governor's Council, and 
from that time until his death was in active public life. Having pre- 
viously served five years in the Assembly, he was in 1710 again 
elected to that body, and was re-elected eight times in the next ten 
years. In 1712 he was Speaker. His landed wealth about this time 
shows his success in business. He and William Trent bought, in 1704, 

Norris. 43 

William Penn Jr.'s manor of Williamstadt, on the Schuylkill, com- 
prising 7480 acres, for which they paid 850/., Pa. cur. In January, 
1712, Norris bought out Trent for 500/. The manor was in due time 
called Norriton, and included the site of the present borough of Nor- 
ristown. Prior to February, 1712, he had 632 acres in the Northern 
Liberties, and in that month laid out 453/. 10s. in adding 192 acres to 
them. The next year he bought of Hamilton and Falconer 6000 
acres, the unlocated first purchase of Charles Marshall, paying 550/. 
for this, and locating the 42 acres of " liberty land " appurtenant 
thereto alongside his other lots. He at this time resided in the city, 
where, in addition to other property, he owned the "Slate-roof 
House," celebrated as the residence of Penn during his second visit 
to Pennsylvania, and which Norris bought in 1709 for 900/. Pa. cur., 
the lot fronting 57|^ feet on the east side of Second street, below Chest- 
nut, by 269 feet deep along Norris alley. He possessed the luxury of 
a coach, and, Quaker although he was, emblazoned a coat-of-arms 
upon it. In his leisure hours he was fond of reading, and was famil- 
iar with several languages. 

He was appointed a Justice for Philadelphia County in 1717. At 
the organization of the High Court of Chancery, being one of the old- 
est Councillors, he was made a Master to sit with the Lieutenant- 
Governor in hearing cases. He was a second time Speaker of the 
Assembly, and in 1724 was Mayor of the City. At the death of David 
Lloyd, there being few lawyers in the Colony, the Governor and 
Council unanimously agreed to appoint Isaac Norris as Chief Justice of 
the Supreme Court and Jeremiah Langhorne and Thomas Graeme, two 
other laymen, as the other Justices ; but Norris declined and remained 
in the County Court. For many years he was one of the chief repre- 
sentatives of the Proprietaries, being attorney to sell lands under the 
Gouldney mortgage, trustee under William Penn's will, attorney for 
Hannah Penn, &c. He built a dwelling-house at Fair Hill on his 
estate in the Northern Liberties, and removed there about 1718. He 
died June 4, 1735, being taken with apoplexy while attending the 
Friends' meeting in Germantown, whence he was removed to James 
Logan's residence at Stenton. He m. Mch. 7, 1694, Mary Lloyd, 
third daughter of Thomas Lloyd, Pres. of the Council (see Lloyd for 
Issue : 

Mary, b. Dec. 5, 1694, d. Feb. 13, 1750, m. 1717 Thomas 
Griffitts the Councillor, see Griffitts, 

44 Norris. 

Hannah, b. June 1, 1696, d. July 21, 1774, m. June 15, 1717 

Richard Harrison, see below, 
Sarah, b. Oct. 2, 1697, d. Dee. 26, 1699, 
Joseph, b. Jan. 29, 1699, d. s. p. unm. Oct., 1733, 
Rachel, b. 1700, d. Nov. 15, 1711, 
Isaac, b. Oct. 3, 1701, m. Sarah Logan, see page 48, 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 7, 1704, d. July 6, 1779, 
Deborah, b. Oct. 18, 1705, d. unm. May 17, 1767, 
Thomas, b. Nov. 29, 1706, d. Jany. 20, 1727, 
John, b. April, 1709, d. Aug. 1731, 
Prudence, d. in infancy, 
Charles, b. May 9, 1712, m., 1st, Margaret Rodman, and, 

2nd, Mary Parker, see p. 64, 
Margaret, b. 1713, d. in infancy, 
Samuel, b. Sept. 12, 1714, in partnership with his brother 

Charles, d. s. p. Jany. 3, 1 746. 

Hannah Norris, b. 4, 1, 1696, dau. of the Councillor, d. at 
« Somerville," Phila. Co., 7, 21, 1774, m. 4, 13, 1717 Richard Har- 
rison, son of Richard Harrison of Herring Creek, Md. Shortly after 
their marriage, as we read in one of Logan's letters, the bridal couple 
were robbed by river pirates of the goods and chattels which they 
were bringing to Philadelphia to start housekeeping. Isaac Norris 
allowed them his town house for a residence. 

In 1719 Harrison bought Rowland Ellis's house in Lower Merion 
and some 700 acres, and, making it his seat, gave it the name of 
"Harriton." He d. 8, 5, 1747, and was buried in Harriton family 
burying-ground on his own land, which still remains a place of sepul- 
ture for his descendants. 

Issue (surname Harrison) : 
Richard, d. y. 1731, 

Mary, b. 1720, d. s. p. 1766, m. David Crawford, 
(a son), d. y., 

Samuel, b. 1724, of " Somerville," d.s. p. 1774, 
Isaac, d. y. 1745, 

Hannah, b. Dec, 1728, d. s. p. Sep. 6, 1807, m. Sep. 1, 1774, 
Charles Thomson, then of Phila., merchant, — He was born 
in County Derry, Ireland, in November, 1729, and came to 
America when about ten years of age (Watson), landing at 
New Castle with his brother, their father dying at sea. He 

Non'is. 45 

was educated at the Academy at Tliunder Hill, Chester Co., 
taught by Rev. Francis Alison, and he afterwards was tutor 
of the languages in the Academy of Philadelj)hia, He be- 
came in due time master of tiie Friends' I'ublic School in the 
city. An active man among Friends, he attended the con- 
ference with the Indians at Easton in 1757, and was em- 
ployed by the Peace Association and by the Delaware Chief 
Tedyuscung to take minutes of the speeches. The Indians, 
being dissatisfied with the ofiBcial minutes taken by Secretary 
Peters, asked to have those by Thomson read. Thomson's, 
they pronounced fair and true ; and on account of this they 
formally adopted him into the tribe under an Indian name 
which signified " The man-who-telis-the-truth." His ex- 
perience led him to publish "An Inquiry into the causes of 
the Alienation of the Delaware and Shawnee Indians," Lon- 
don, 1759. Afterwards he became a merchant, and was for 
some time concerned in the Batsto Furnace. Taking part 
in the public agitation against the Stamp Act, he was a 
signer of the non-importation agreement of 1765 ; and lead- 
ing in the demonstrations at Philadelphia in support of the 
people of Boston after the passage of the famous " Boston 
Port Bill," he was clerk to the Provincial Congress of Penn- 
sylvania which met July 15, 1774. On September 5, 1774, 
he was sent for by the President of the first Continental 
Congress, and informed that he had been made Secretary of 
that august body. In this capacity he served every Congress, 
throughout the whole period of the Revolutionary War and 
the Confederation. He resigned in July, 1789. Settling at 
Harriton, in the latter year he began collecting materials for 
a History of the Revolution, but subsequently decided to 
destroy what he had done, being unwilling, lie said, to blast 
the reputation of certain families rising into repute by de- 
lineating the character of their ancestors. Having bought at 
auction a copy of the Septuagint, he applied himself to 
Greek, and wrote a translation of that version, which he 
published, together with a translation of the New Testament, 
in 1804. Pie also compiled from his own translations a 
" Harmony of the Four Gospels." He d. August 16, 1824. 
Thomas, b. 1729, m. Frances Scull, see next page. 

46 Norris — Harrison branch. 

Thomas Harrison, b. 1729, gr'dson of the Councillor, d. at 
Merion Fel>., 1759, ra. Frances Scull. 
Issue (surname Harrison) : 
Hannah, d. aged 12, 

Amelia Sophia, m. Robert McClenachan, see below, 
Mary, m. Jonathan Mifflin, 

Issue (surname Mifflin) : twins, eldest named Mary, both 

Amelia Sophia Harrison, dau. of Thos. and Frances Harrison, 
and gr.-grddau. of the Councillor, d. 1820, m. Robert McClenachan, 
relative of Blair McClenachan, and native of Ireland, coming to 
America as a lad, and entering Blair McClenachan's counting house. 
He became a merchant of Philadelphia, and d. 1822. 
Issue (surname McClenachan) : 

(I) Chaules, d. 1811, m. Mary, dau. of William Thomas by 
liis w. Naomi, dau. of Joseph and Sarah A\^alker of Merion, 

Issue (surname McClenachan) : 

Naomi, now of " Harriton," m. Levi Morris (for whose 

ancestry see Morris Tree), 

Issue (surname Morris) : 

Mary, d. aged 12, 

Charles Harrison, d. y., 

Sarah H., b. 9, 3, 1838, d. 12, 14, 1880, m. 10, 

5, 1859, George Vaux of Phila'., son of George 

Yaux, and grdson of James Vaux of Phila., 

formerly of London, 

Issue (surname Vaux) : 
jMary M., 
William S., 
Catharine W., 

Rebecca, d. y., 

Emma, m. (being 2nd wife of) James T. Shinn. 

of Phila., 

Issue (surname Shinn) : 
Morris E., d. v., 
Anna M., 

(II) John, d. s. p., 

(III) Hannah, dec'd, m. William Diehl, of Norristown, 
Issue (surname Diehl) : 

1. Amelia Harrison, of Phila. unra., 

2. Nicholas, of Norristown, d. unm., 

3. Charles M., b. Montgomery Co. Jany. 16, 1813,. 

Norris — MoCUnachan branch. 47 

now of Newark, O., ra. Sep., 1846, Susan, dau. of 

Cliarles AVeaver of Pliila,, 

Issue (surname Diehl) : 

Charles W., b. June 22, 1847, m. in Cinciiniati, 

Jany. 10, 1870, Laura Fogarty, 
Issue (surname Dielil) : 

Henry C , b. Jany. 16, 1872, d. y. Nov. 18, 1873, 
Edwin J., b. Nov., 1875, 

Cecilia, b. Sep. 4, 1849, m. Oct. 24, 1872, Clar- 
ence V. Arrach, 

Issue (surname Arrach) : 

Charlie W., b. ,Juiv 24, 1873, 
William, b. Oct. 16, 1852, of Newark, O., unm., 

Eugene, b. Feb. 17, 1855, d. inf., 

Ella May, b. April 25, 1857, d. Sep. 25, 1879, 

m. Oct. 23, 1878, Seneca Browuell, 
Issue : one dau., who d. inf., 

Clara, b. Dec. 30, 1860, unm., 

4. Mary, d. unm., 

5. Susan, dec'd, ra. James Hoffman, 

Issue (surname Hoffman) : 

6. Clara Agnes, now of Norristown, unm., 

(IV) Robert Harrison, b. 1795, Ph. D., Prof, of Philoso- 
phy, &c.,d.Phila. 1848, m. Anna Cloud, who d. 1837,aged36, 
Issue (surname McClenachan) : 

Amelia Harrison, d. 1856, m. Claudius Harper, 
Treas. of Schuylkill Nav. Co., who d. April, 1848, 
Issue (surname Harper) : 

Annie McClenachan, b. 1838, d. July, 1854, 
Emily, b. May, 1840, ra. Gustav von Zschiischen, 
Claudius, b. 1842, d. Feb., 1844, 
Lillie, b. 1844, d. Aug., 1846, 
Lydia Farnham, b. 1847, m. Stephen H. Petrie 
of Denver, Col., 
Olivia, d. 1859, m. James R. Harper of Piiila., teller 
of the Bank of Commerce, since dec'd, 
Issue (surname Harper) : 
Condy Raguet, 

James A., m. Emma Louise Hegeman, 

Issue (surname Harper) : 

Katharine, m. Otto H. Fersenheim, 
Issue (surname Fersenheim) : 

Henry H., 

Herman J., 

48 No7-ris — McClenachan branch. 

Claudius P., m. Ella Wright, 

Issue (surname Harper) : 

Margaret, m. George H. Carlisle, 
Issue (surname Carlisle) : 



Robert, accountant, d. 1877, m. Fanny Dodge, 

Issue (surname McClenachan) : 


Harrison, d. unm. near Chicago 1862, 

Charles Thomson, of N. Y. bar, Q. M. of N. Y. 7th 

regt. in 1861, now of Dept. of Public Works of New 

York City, author of Book of the Ancient Accepted 

Rite of Freemasonry (1859), editor of Opinions of the 

Counsels to the Corporation from 1849 to 1860, &c., 

m., 1st, Louisa Parsons, and, 2nd, Eliza A. Edgerton, 

Issue, all by 1st wife (surname McClenachan) : 

Charles Howard, 

Harrison Small, 

Lillian Pennell, m. George Van A. Conger, 
Issue (surname Conger) : 
Amelia, dec'd, 

Emily Maryland, m. Henry Klingle, 

John Howard, teacher, d. unm. aged 17 yrs. 6 mos. 

Isaac Norris, son of the Councillor, b. in Phila. Oct. 3, 1701, see 
Penna. Mag. of Hist. &ct.. Vol. I, p. 449, was in mercantile business 
until 1743. Prior to his father's death, he resided in the "Slate-roof 
House," afterwards at Fair Hill. In 1727, he was chosen a Common 
Councilman of the City, and three years later, an Alderman. He first 
entered the Assembly in October, 1734, as a member for Philadelphia 
Co., and at once his standing as a merchant made him authority on 
matters of trade. An inquiry had been made by the Lords Commis- 
sioners of Trade and Plantations as to what encouragement was neces- 
sary to make the Colonies furnish naval stores and other commodities 
not produced in England. The subject was exciting much attention in 
the Mother Country, it being feared that other industries would grow 
up in the Colonies, and the fabrics of which England would always 
produce more than she used, would lose an important market. Norris 
was appointed chairman of the committee to draft the reply. That 

Norris. 49 

valuable statement of Pennsylvania's resources is to be found in 
^' Votes of Assembly." It declared that hemp, pig-iron, and bar-iron, 
being staples generally purchased with money by the subjects of Great 
Britain from the Northern kingdoms, might, on a bounty being given 
by the home government, be had from some parts of this and other 
colonies in exchange for the manufactures and products of the Mother 

In 1739, four years after his father's death, the younger Norris 
comes to the front as the leader of the Quaker party. Rather more 
of a Quaker than his fiither, much more of a Quaker than James 
Logan, lie is interesting as a statesman who endeavored to keep the 
policy of a state consistent with Quaker principles. In his day the 
crucial circumstances arose for carrying out theories as to the unlaw- 
fulness of war, which it was a different thing to profess when the sect 
was only a few individuals in the great nation of England. It was to 
be seen what Friends in control of a state would do in case of invasion. 
In England they occasionally suffered legal penalties; in America they 
would have to anticipate a conquering army depriving them of the 
fruits of their toil, their nationality, and their chartered liberties. The 
case did not really present itself to the earlier settlers of New Jersey 
and Pennsylvania. Those colonies were too small either to tempt in- 
vasion, or to be looked to for recruits ; and a little presence of mind on 
such occasions as Gov. Evans's scare was all that was called for. But 
in 1739 war was breaking out with the yet mighty kingdom of Spain, 
from whose American possessions an armament could be fitted out 
against the territory with which Haleigh and Gilbert had enriched the 
British Crown. Indeed it was expected that France, then possessor of 
Canada, would ally herself with Spain, and, thus flanked, the British 
colonies must bear a bitter struggle, while their population and natural 
wealth were now so considerable that their conquest by either of their 
neighbors would be sufficient fruit of the war. Under these circum- 
stances, the Assembly of Pennsylvania, with Norris a member, met in 
October, 1739. The Governor suggested that they take measures for 
the defence of the province. He also laid before them a communica- 
tion from the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations asking 
for information as to tiie rates of gold and silver coin and value of 
gold and silver per oz. in 1700, 1710, 1720, and 1730, and the pro- 
visions of the acts for issuing bills of credit from 1700 down, the 
amounts named in them, and the amount outstanding. The statement 
jsent in answer was prepared by a committee of which Thomas Leech. 


50 Noms. 

was the first named, and Isaac Norris, the second. This work over, the 
House sent a message on the subject of defence, contending for the 
rights of the Quakers to obey their conscientious scruples against war. 
At the same time, it was said, persons of other sects who held no such 
views were equally entitled to liberty of conscience. Of such there 
were many, and they could arm, the Governor by the charter to Pena 
being authorized, and no act of Assembly having restrained him, to 
levy, muster, and train all sorts of men, and to make war, and act as 
a captain-general. But Gov. Thomas wished them to vote money, 
and to enact a law relating to military service. This they would not 
do; they would not even pass a bill on the subject when the Quakers 
were exempted from its provisions. Tiie Governor replied that sharing^ 
in the expense had been agreed to in Pennsylvania when, in 1710, a 
sum was granted to Queen Anne for the reduction of Canada, and was 
always done by persons of their religious persuasion in Britain. Norris 
was on the committee to draft the rejoinder. It ably states the Quaker 
argument against the lawfulness of war to Christian men, and recalls 
the fact that the money voted to Queen Anne was accompanied by an 
explanation that their principles forbade war, but commanded them to 
pay tribute and yield obedience to the power God had set over them 
in all things so far as their religious persuasions would permit. The 
paper further declares an unwillingness to place such instruments of 
power as a militia and the money for fortifications in the hands of the 
Governor and his friends. This of course had nothing to do with the 
religious principle; at the same time it was cunningly added, and 
gained for those who wrote it support from the democracy. In the 
course of time, the non-Quaker population organized seveu companies of 
soldiers, but in these a large number of indentured servants undertook 
to enlist. Many Quaker masters were thus injured. The Assembly 
took up the matter, and addressed the Governor ; but the runaways 
had taken the oath, and a large portion had received the King's sub- 
sistence for several weeks, and the Governor declined to dismiss them. 
Finally, on the 9th of August, the Assembly yielded to the importu- 
nities for money, and voted 3000/. to Thomas Griffitts, Edward Brad- 
ley, John Stamper, Isaac Norris, and Thomas Leech, "for the use of 
King George II.," provided, however, that no warrant for said sum 
should issue from the Speaker until all the servants enlisted should be 
returned to their masters free of all charges. A remonstrance to the 
King was ordered to be di'awn up, Norris being upon the committee 
to draft it. At the next Assembly, Norris again member, a commit- 

Norris. 51 

tee reported the number of servants thus eloigned as 262, and com- 
pensation was made to the masters. 

The various disputes between the Governor and the Quakers, 
or "Norris party," as the stricter Friends came to be called, 
brought about contests for office as bitter as in modern times. The 
re-election of Norris to the Assembly in 1741 could not be pre- 
vented ; and the Quakers had some vantage ground with Norris and 
his brother-in-law Griffitts and uncle Preston, as three of the Alder- 
men of the city. But the Corporation was too important a political 
factor to be allowed to feel his influence. The adverse parly mustered 
a majority to elect four new Alderuien and five new Council men who 
would further the Governor's plans ; and the prominence of the Lloyd 
connection, and even the equal footing of the Quakers in the Board, 
was destroyed forever. It was not so easy to defeat Norris at a popu- 
lar election. In 1742, after a session in which he had been head of 
nearly every committee, and in which he had performed lasting ser- 
vices in superintending the completion of portions of the State House, 
and in purchasing a site and devising plans for a Lazaretto, the 
wealthy Recorder of the city, Mr. Allen (see Hamilton), contended 
for his seat in the House. The German settlers had invariably voted 
with the Quakers, and it was charged that the " Norris party " had 
been in possession of the polls, crowded out their opponents, and 
elected their candidate with the aid of unnaturalized voters. But 
if the Governor's friends cried "fraud," they were now guilty 
of " bulldozing." On election day of that year, a party of sailoi-s, 
strong enough in numbers to make havoc in the little city, marched 
up from the wharves, applied their clubs, and, wounding several, 
drove the disciples of peace from the State House. In the hubbub 
that followed, Allen is reported to have said " They had as good a 
right to be there as the unnaturalized Dutchmen ;" he took no steps to 
preserve the peace, and his supposed complicity lost him many votes. 
Such violence brought a reaction in public feeling ; and Norris was 
returned. A fresh controversy arose from this "Riot of 1742," the 
new Assembly desiring the Governor to bring the officers of the City 
Corporation to trial before the Supreme Court, and the Corporation 
refusing, after which a resolution was passed censuring the officers in 
question for neglect of duty. The withholding of the Governor's 
salary was the effective weapon of the Assembly; and in time induced 
that officer to attempt a conciliatory course. Certain bills which had 
been insisted on, he finally assented to, and the money-voting power 
granted him his means of subsistence. Gordon in his History says 

52 Norris. 

that the triumph of the Assembly was complete : they had taken no 
step of a military character, nor made any gift of money inconsistent 
with their principles. 

In 1745, the Governor appointed Norris, Kinsey, and Lawrence 
commissioners to represent Pennsylvania at the conference with the 
Indians at Albany. Norris has left a diary of his journey, privately 
printed by one of his brother's descendants in 1867. The conference 
was of little importance to the English ; but in 1755 Norris was again 
sent to Albany as one of the commissioners from Pennsylvania to treat 
with the Indians. He and his colleagues at this time effected the pur- 
chase of several million acres, comprising the Southwestern portion of 

On the death of John Kinsey, in 1751, Isaac Norris was elected 
Speaker of the Assembly. It was in that year that the old State 
House bell was ordered from England, Norris directing the inscription, 
which turned out to be prophetic, to be placed around it. The bell 
was cracked by a stroke from the clapper in 1752, was recast with the 
same inscription, and less than a quarter of a century afterwards 
actually did "Proclaim 'liberty throughout the land, unto all the in- 
habitants thereof." During the fifteen years of Norris's speakership, 
was waged the great contest between the populace and the Proprie- 
taries on the subject of taxation and legislative control of the Penn 
family estates. The Quakers, with Norris at their head, joined the 
opposers of privilege. In the course of one of the debates in the 
Assembly, Norris declared "No man shall ever stand upon my grave 
and say * Curse him ' or ' Here lies he who betrayed the liberties of his 
Country.' " In 1757, the Assembly resolved to send him and Benjamin 
Franklin to England to solicit for the removal of grievances occasioned 
by the Proprietary instructions, &c., but Norris declined the appointment 
on account of ill health, so that Franklin undertook it alone. Oppo- 
sition to the encroachments of thePenns, however, did not lead Norris 
into the scheme for converting Pennsylvania into a Royal province, 
whereby instead of having to deal with a family who felt some attach- 
ment to the people and the soil, whose property lay in the colony, and 
whose financial interests were generally identical with their own, and 
for whom in most contests they had proved themselves a match, the 
people were to be ruled by a Governor responsible only to the British 
Ministry, and supported by the whole power of the Crown. When, in 
176-1, a petition to the King to effect this change passed the Assembly 
despite the remonstrances of Dickinson, Norris's son-in-law, Norris 
requested that, his sentiments being very different from those of the 

Nor7'is. 53 

majority, as his seat in the chair prevented him from entering into the 
debate, therefore if in consequence of their order his chity shouhl 
oblige him to sign the petition as Speaker, he might be permitted to 
oiFer his sentiments on the subject before he signed, and that they 
might be entered on the minutes. This request was granted, after 
which the House adjourned to the following morning. On reassem- 
bling, it received a letter from Norris resigning the Speakership. The 
long sitting and the excitement of the debate liad proved too much for 
his weakened health, and being too unwell to attend, he availed him- 
self of the excuse to be relieved of the unpleasant duty. Benjamin 
Franklin was chosen his successor, and signed the petition. At the 
ensuing popular election, Franklin was not returned to the Assembly. 
Norris's name, contrary to his wishes, had been placed upon the ticket 
for Philadelphia County : he was again chosen to the Assembly, and 
again became its Speaker. He a second time resigned, Oct. 24, 1764, 
Joseph Fox being his successor. 

Norris had the literary tastes of the Quaker connection to which he 
belonged, and in the course of his busy life collected a fine library for 
those days. The principal portion of it, " consisting of about 1500 
volumes upon the most important subjects," was presented to Dickin- 
son College by the Hon. John Dickinson upon the founding of that 
institution. Norris wrote with ease in French and Latin, and had 
some knowledge of Hebrew. Among his various public services, he 
acted for several years as a trustee of the College. He died at Fair 
Hill July 13, 1766. He made no will. 

He m. in 1739 Sarah, dau. of James Logan the Councillor. 
Issue : 

Mary, b. July 17, 1740, m. John Dickinson, see below, 

Isaac, d. in infancy, 

James, d. in infancy, 

Sarah, b. 1744, d. s. p. 1769. 

Mary Norris, grddau. of the Councillor, inherited Fair Hill, 
d. Wilmington, July 23, 1803, m. July 19, 1770, John Dickinson, of 
whom we feel inclined to say, as was inscribed on Machiavelli's tomb, 
Tanto Nomini Nullum Par Elogium. He was by far the man of most 
extended celebrity who is embraced within this book. Not only a con- 
spicuous figure in local politics while Pennsylvania was the trouble- 
some lordship of the Penns, he also stands forth as one of the patriots 
of the American Revolution. The pamphleteer of the Whigs, the 

54 Norris — Dickinson. 

colonel of a regiment, the President of first one state and then another, 
a framer of the National Constitution, he should be in fame, as he was 
in politics, the rival of Benjamin Franklin and the companion of 
Robert Morris. His father, Samuel Dickinson, a wealthy Quaker, was 
sometime head of the judiciary of Kent County on the Delaware, and 
his mother was a sister of Dr. Thomas Cadwalader, the Councillor. 
John Dickinson was born at his father's seat, " Crosia," on the Chop- 
tank River, Talbot Co., Md., Nov. 2, 1732, 0. S. As a boy he 
was provided with a tutor, Mr. Killen, afterwards Chancellor of 
Delaware, and that he received more than ordinary education is 
evinced in his writings, where we find him quoting Virgil and Tacitus 
and the history of all nations ancient and modern. Choosing law as 
a profession, he entered the office of Moland at Philadelphia, where an 
extended library afforded him rare opportunities. This, however, did 
not satisfy him, and he finished his course of study in London, spend- 
ing three years at the Temple. On his return, he began practice. He 
was soon active in politics in the Lower Counties, where Chew became 
his opponent. His uncle Cadwalader took up the matter, and went so 
far as to absent himself from the Governor's Council to avoid meeting 
Mr. Chew. Dickinson was elected a member of the Assembly of 
Pennsylvania from Philadelphia County in 1762, and re-elected the 
following year, being then placed upon the Committee of Correspond- 
ence. During this session, the contest between the Proprietaries and the 
majority in the Assembly reached its highest pitch. Dickinson con- 
tinuously opposed what he deemed the exactions of the Penns, but 
when, at last, the leaders of the Assembly proposed a petition to the 
King praying His Majesty to take away the governorship from the 
Proprietary family, and make the colony a royal province, Dickinson 
pleaded with the House not to let its resentment produce effects more 
fatal than the injuries of which they complained. If the change of 
government could take place with all the colonial privileges preserved, 
let it do so instantly, but " if they must be consumed in the blaze of 
royal authority, we shall pay too great a price for our approach to the 
throne." He thought — as he did when the declaration of American 
independence was proposed — that the proper time had not arrived. He 
pointed out that the Assembly was voting to put itself under the 
King, when they were laboring under royal displeasure for their con- 
duct in the late war; and would not the indignation of the Court rise 
beyond all bounds, when they found this application for a change pro- 

Norris — Dickinson. 55 

ceeded from the Governor's adlierence to stipulations approved by the 
late and present King? The time might come when the weight of 
government would be too heavy for the shoulders of a subject ; at least 
too heavy for those of a woman or an infant; and when the point 
should be agitated either on a proposal from the Crown or the Pro- 
prietaries themselves, the Province could plead the cause of her privi- 
leges with greater freedom and more probability of success than at 
present. Now they were to request His Majesty to change the gov- 
ernment, and yet insist on the preservation of their privileges. His 
Majesty would not accept the government clogged in tliat way; and 
then would they ask it back? or let it go on such conditions as he 
would be pleased to impose? It was tlie desire of the Ministry to vest 
the government advantageously in the Crown ; let the Assembly pe- 
tition for a change, and Parliament would pass an act delivering the 
colony at once from the Proprietors and the privileges claimed under 
them. " Power is like the ocean : not easily admitting limits to be 
fixed to it. * * * Let not us then, in expectation of smooth seas 
and an undisturbed course, too rashly venture our little vessel that 
hath safely sailed round our own well-known shores upon the midst 
of the untried deep, without being first fully convinced that her make 
is strong enough to bear the weather she may meet with, and that siie 
is well provided for so long and so dangerous a voyage." In spite of 
Dickinson's arguments, the Assembly voted the petition, Galloway 
and Franklin being its greatest advocates. Galloway afterwards pub- 
lished what he claimed to have been his speech in reply to Dickinson, 
and the latter with his own speech made his first appearance as a po- 
litical writer. At the next election, Dickinson was returned to the 
Assembly. Galloway and Franklin were defeated, but sufficient of 
their friends continued to be members not only to prevent the recall 
of the petition, — Dickinson and nine others voting to recall, against 
22 nays, — but also to send Dr. Franklin — by a vote of 19 to 11, 
Dickinson again in the minority — as additional agent to London. The 
Assembly, in September, 1765, chose Dickinson a Delegate to meet 
committees from the other colonies in the Congress at New York in 
October, on the subject of the Stamp Act. He published about this 
time " The late Regulations respecting the British Colonies on the 
Continent of America ; " also, in 1766, "An Address to the Committee 
of Correspondence in Barbadoes occasioned by a late letter from them 
to their agent in London. By a North American." Parliament re- 
pealed the Stamp Act, but, in 1767, acting on its claim of right to tax 

56 Nori'is — Dickinson. 

the colonies, levied duties on tea, paper, glass, etc., payable in America 
on the importation of those articles there. In November of that year^ 
appeared the first of the " Letters from a farmer in Pennsylvania to 
the Inhabitants of the British colonies," the authorship of which gave 
Dickinson so much of his celebrity. They were re{)ublished in every 
colony, also in London, and afterwards, translated into French, in 
Paris. Dr. Franklin, Dickinson's former enemy, wrote the preface to 
the London edition : the people of Boston in a town meeting voted their 
thanks. The Farmer's Letter No. I began : "My Dear Countrymen. 
I am a farmer, settled, after a variety of fortunes, near the banks of the 
river Delaware, in the province of Pennsylvania. I received a liberal 
education, and have been engaged in the busy scenes of life; but am 
now convinced that a man may be as happy without bustle as with it. 
My farm is small; my servants are few and good; I have a little 
money at interest ; I wish for no more; my employment in my own 
affairs is easy ; and with a contented, grateful mind, undisturbed by 
worldly hopes or fears, relating to myself, I am completing the num- 
ber of days allotted to me by Divine goodness." As every man ought 
to espouse the sacred cause of liberty to the extent of his powers, he 
offers some thoughts on late transactions, praying that his lines may be 
read with the same zeal for the happiness of British America with 
which they were written. He had observed that little notice had been 
taken of the Act of Parliament for suspending the legislation of New 
York. This was punishment for non-compliance by the Assembly of 
that Province with a former act requiring certain provisi{ms to be 
made for the troops. To compel the colonies to furnish articles for the 
troops was, he proceeded to show, but taxation in another form, and 
New York was being punished for resisting such taxation. In Letter 
II, the Farmer took up the Act granting duties on paper, glass, &c.^ 
which he deemed a most dangerous innovation upon the old practice 
imposing duties merely for the regulation of trade. Parliament had a 
right to regulate the trade of the colonies : but here it was avowing the 
design of raising revenues from America; a right, which, America felt, 
was inherent in her own representatives. This taxation was attempted 
by the device of levying duties on certain articles exported to the 
Colonies. The effect of this was clearly pointed out. Great Britain 
had prohibited certain manufactures in the colonies, and had pro- 
hibited the purchase of such manufactured goods except from the 
Mother Country. " If you once admit that Great Britain may lay 
duties upon her exportations to us, for the purpose of levying money 

No7'ris — Dickinson. 57 

on us only, she then will have nothing to do but to lay those duties on 
the articles which she prohibits us to manufacture — and the tragedy of 
American liberty is finished." It would be taxing the article wherever 
used. And it made no difference whether the duties were to be paid 
in England or America. In Letter III, the Farmer explained that 
there were other modes of resistance to oppression than any breach of 
the peace, and deprecated, as Dickinson did ever afterwards, any 
attempt to make the colonies independent. " If once we are separated 
from our mother country, what new form of government shall we 
adopt, or where shall we find another Britain, to supply our loss. 
Torn from the body to which we are united by religion, liberty, laws, 
affections, relation, language, and commerce, we must bleed at every 
vein." In the subsequent letters, the dangers to American liberty were 
expatiated upon, the objections answered, and the peo[)le urged to make 
a stand for themselves and their posterity peaceably, prudently, firmly, 
jointly. " You are assigned by Divine Providence, in the appointed 
order of things the protectors of unborn ages, whose fate depends ui)on 
your virtue. Whether they shall arise the generous and indisputable 
heirs of the noblest patrimonies or the dastardly and hereditary 
drudges of imperious taskmasters, you must determine." 

In March, 1774, began British coercion of recalcitrant America. 
Boston, for its bold demonstrations culminating in the " Boston Tea 
Party," was closed as a port against all commerce by an Act of Parlia- 
ment passed during that month. The news of its passage aroused the 
indignation of the friends of liberty ; and resolutions for a suspension 
of trade with England and for a general congress came from the neigh- 
boring colonies: but in Pennsylvania the majority were disinclined to 
action. That any was taken is owing to Thomson, Mifflin, and Reed, 
with whom Dickinson united : and he only, trusted for his modera- 
tion, admired for his abilities, or considered for his wealth, could have 
induced the Quakers to consent to an expression of sympathy for Bos- 
ton and the participation by Pennsylvania in another General Con- 
gress. A convention of the county committees was called : and he 
prepared a statement of principles, which was adopted by that body for 
the instruction of the General Assembly, about to meet in a special 
session. They desired the assembly to ap})oint delegates to the Con- 
gress, with orders to exert themselves to obtain areniuiciation by Great 
Britain of all powers under the statute of 35 Henry VIII for trans- 
porting persons to England for trial and all powers of internal legis- 
lation, imposing taxes or duties, or regulating trade except in certaiu 

58 No7Tis — Dickinson. 

cases ; also a repeal of the acts for quartering troops in the colonies, or 
imposing duties to be paid in the colonies passed within a certain time 
or giving colonial courts of admiralty certain powers complained of, or 
shutting up the port of Boston, &c. : in exchange for which favors, the 
colonies should engage to obey the Acts of Navigation and other acts of 
Parliament, and settle an annual revenue on the King, and satisfy all 
damages done to the East India Company. The Assembly received the 
address of the Convention, and appointed certain of its members as 
delegates to the Congress, thereby excluding Dickinson, Willing, and 
Wilson, whom the Convention would have sent. The non-appoint- 
ment of " the Farmer " caused great chagrin ; however, in the begin- 
ning of October, he was almost unanimously elected a member of the 
Assembly, and, on the opening of the session, was added to the delega- 
tion. In Congress, his master hand was first employed in the Address 
to the Inhabitants of Quebec forwarded under date of Oct. 26. It 
was to explain the English Constitution, founded, as it said, on the 
principle that " to live by the will of one man or set of men is the pro- 
duction of misery to all men." Under that Constitution the first 
grand right is popular representation, leading to the right of withhold- 
ing supplies until grievances be redressed ; the second grand right, 
trial by jury; the third, tiie writ of habeas corpus; the fourth, the 
holding of laud by easy rents ; and the last, freedom of the press. In 
place of these rights, a recent act of Parliament had given to the peo- 
ple of Quebec an absolute government dependent on the pleasure of a 
Ministry. Such being the case, the Address appealed to them to unite 
with the Colonies. Nature had joined their country to ours : let the 
people join their political interests. They were not asked to commence 
acts of hostility against their sovereign, but to unite with the Colonies 
in one social compact. For this purpose, they were desired to send 
delegates to the Congress wiiich should meet the 10th of May following. 
After this, Dickinson wrote tiie Petition to the King, entreating his 
attention to a number of grievances, and asking but for Peace, Liberty, 
and Safety. It was penned, says Belsham in his Memoirs of George 
III, " with extraordinary force and animation, in many parts rising 
to a very high strain of eloquence." It is a great record for John 
Dickinson that nearly every address sent forth from the Continental 
Congress from this time to the Fourth of July, 1776, was written by 
him. At home, he was active as a member of Assembly and one of 
the Committee for the City and Liberties to enforce the non-importa- 
tion resolves of Congress, and was the head of the patriots even in 

Norris — Dickinson. 59 

arranging the taking up of arms. Upon news of the battle of Lex- 
ington, multitudes of the people entered into an association for de- 
fence. The Assembly was induced to resolve that it approved of the 
association, and would pay both officers and men in case it were 
necessary for those enlisted to go into active service. At the same 
time, it ordered 35,000/. in bills of credit to be struck off, appointed a 
Committee of Safety, Dickinson upon the Committee, and offered so 
much for every cwt. of saltpetre furnished the same within the next 
three months, and so much for every cwt. furnished witiiin the three 
months following. Dickinson, born and bred a Quaker, was also 
elected colonel of one of the regiments. 

In all the excitement of the period, Dickinson never swerved from 
the principle of maintaining union witli Great Britain. A murmur 
for independence was becoming audible tiirough the colonies; but it 
was against the tenor of all his writings, and, however general it may 
have been in Massachusetts, had been quickly frowned down in Penn- 
sylvania. It was with difficulty that the mass of our people had been 
roused at all. A moderate amount of fair treatment by Parliament 
would have satisfied them. By the Quakers, what was desired was not 
to be obtained by bloodshed. By the Proprietary, it was not worth risk- 
ing deprivation of office. With the rest of the population, becoming more 
and more determined to battle for their rights, the influence of "the 
Farmer" was sufficient to keep them to the original purposes of resist- 
ance. In Congress, his labors were for reconciliation, and he carried 
through that body the Second Petition to the King, which was carried 
over to England by Richard Penn. It was called " the olive-branch," 
and was looked upon as a forlorn hope by the majority, and by many 
acquiesced in as the last effort of the Conservatives ; but Ramsey in 
his History says it produced more solid advantages to the Americans 
than preceding measures. In October, 1775, Dickinson was almost 
unanimously re-elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly — Bancroft sums 
uj), "by patriots who still confided in his integrity, by loyalists who 
looked upon him as their last hope, by the Quakers who knew his 
regard for peace, by the Proprietary party whose cause he had always 
vindicated." In November, delegates were ciiosen to Congress ; Dick- 
inson was returned, and Benjamin Franklin alone, out of the nine 
delegates, was in favor of separation : and they were instructed to 
reject any proposition looking to such a thing. Dickinson continued 
to be one of the most important members of Congress, was placed on 
the committee to correspond with foreign powers, and was intrusted 

60 No7'ris — Dickinson. 

with the framing of Articles of Confederation. The majority were 
now determined to destroy the authority of the British King, and 
although Dickinson held his delegation to his own views, the progress 
of events changed public feeling in Pennsylvania. Only the Provin- 
cial office-holders and the few who had some lingering belief in the 
doctrines of passive obedience and divine right, saw anything awful in 
breaking their allegiance to George III, and many who regretted the 
cruel necessity were now ready to give up the name of Englishmen. 
With Dickinson himself, it became a question of advisability. At 
length the Assembly released the delegates from the former instruc- 
tions, and left the matter to their own judgment. A committee, with 
the author of the Farmer's Letters at its head, reported : " The hap- 
piness of these colonies has during the whole course of this fatal con- 
troversy been our first wish ; their reconciliation with Great Britain 
our next. Ardently have we prayed for the accomplishment of both. 
But if we must renounce the one or the other, we humbly trust in the 
mercies of the Supreme Governor of the universe that we shall not 
stand condemned before His throne if our choice is determined by that 
overruling law of self-preservation which His Divine wisdom has 
thought proper to implant in the hearts of His creatures." The Con- 
tinental Congress now resolved itself into a committee of the whole on 
the question of independence. John Adams advocated it with great 
warmth : and delegates from other colonies joined in the clamor. 
Livingston of New York, Rutledge of South Carolina, and Wilson of 
Pennsylvania joined with Dickinson in opposing it. Wilson avowed, 
that, notwithstanding the recall of the instructions against independ- 
ence by the Assembly of Pennsylvania, his own sentiments remained 
the same. Dickinson, who had pledged his word to the Assembly the 
day before that he and a majority of the delegates from the colony 
would continue to vote against independence, declared that two hun- 
dred years of happiness and present prosperity, resulting from English 
laws and the union with Great Britain, demonstrated that America 
could be wisely governed by the King and Parliament. It was not as 
independent, but as subject states ; not as a republic, but as a monarchy, 
that the colonies had attained to power and greatness. The restrain- 
ing power of the King and Parliament was indispensable to protect 
the colonies from disunion and civil war. If the dread of English 
arms were removed, province would rise against province, city against 
city, and the weapons now assumed to combat the common enemy 
would be turned against themselves. Even when supported by the 

Norris — Dickinson. 61 

powerful hand of England, the colonists had abandoned themselves to 
discords and sometimes to violence, from the paltry motives of terri- 
torial limits and distant jurisdictions : what then must they not expect 
now that minds were heated, ambitions roused, and arms in the hands 
of all ? For the past twelve years the measures of tiie P] gov- 
ernment had savored of tyranny; but was there any doubt that it 
already felt a secret repentance? The arms it prepared were not now 
designed to establish tyranny on our shores, but to compel us to accept 
terms of accommodation. The distance of the seat of government, the 
vast extent of intervening seas, the continual increase of our popula- 
tion, our warlike spirit, our experience in arms, the lakes, the rivers, 
the forests, the defiles which abounded in our territory, were our 
pledges that England would always prefer to found her power upon 
moderation and liberty rather than upon rigor and oppression. As to 
the beneficence of founding an American republic, Dickinson, accord- 
ing to Botta's Hist. Amer. War, reminded Congress how in popular 
republics " so necessary is monarchy to cement human society," it ha<l 
been found requisite to institute monarchical powers more or less exten- 
sive, under the names of Archons, Consuls, Doges, Gonfaloniers, and 
Kings. The English nation had never found repose except in mon- 
archy ; and the English constitution seemed to be tiie fruit of the ex- 
perience of all former time, monarchy being so tempered that the 
monarch himself is checked in his efforts to seize absolute power, and 
the authority of the people being so regulated that anarchy is not to be 
feared. When a counterpoise should no longer exist, the democratic 
power, it was to be apprehended, might carry all before it, and involve 
the state in confusion and ruin ; and then an ambitious citizen arise, 
seize the reins of power, and annihilate liberty forever. The debate 
was adjourned to the 1st of July. When Congress again resolved 
itself into committee on the question, James Wilson had turned for 
independence. John Adams now made a stirring speech in favor 
of declaring it. Dickinson rose in reply. " I desire this illustrious 
assembly to witness the integrity, if not the policy of my con- 
duct." He argued that the time had not come for such a step. 
"Without some prelusory trials of our strength, we ought not to 
commit our country upon an alternative where to recede would be 
infamy and to persist might be destruction." It would add nothing 
to their strength : it might unite the different parties in P2ngland 
against them : it might create disunion among themselves. He 
pointed out that foreign aid would not be obtained without success in 

62 Norris — Dickinson. 

battle. Before the proposed step were taken, they should know the 
feelings of the great powers, which emissaries had been sent to sound, 
and as to which they would soon get a report. They ought at least to 
have agreed upon the terms of their own confederation, as had been 
begun, and it would have been well to have fixed the bounds of each 
colony, and declared the region not within the acknowledged bound- 
aries to be appropriated for the common benefit to pay the expense of 
the war. To the intelligent reader, there is sagacity in all Dickinson's 
utterances on public affairs : to the student of the history of that time, 
there was but common prudence in what he said on this occasion, suc- 
cessful as, after a long war, became the venture of declaring for inde- 
peudenceat this juncture. The colonies were divided. Pennsylvania had 
been maintaining a border war with both Virginia and Connecticut, be- 
cause of conflicting or misunderstood boundaries. New York had a simi- 
lar dispute with Connecticut and New Hampsiiire, the latter contesting 
for the region which has since become the state of Vermont. Further 
trouble was to be expected as populatiou advanced towards the interior of 
the continent, the older colonies claiming under their original charters as 
far as the Pacific ocean. It was imperative before thase rival communi- 
ties were freed from outside control that such claims against each 
other should be arbitrated. The various colonies differed in interests, 
sentiments, and somewhat in race. The Huguenot and the Knicker- 
bocker naturally cared little for his neighbors of English descent. It 
was possible that the Quaker remembered New England persecution : 
left to himself, he would keep the state he controlled isolated. It was 
not likely that a body of gentleman farmers formed into a state free to 
follow their own inclinations would keep up any alliance with a mer- 
cantile democracy. That alliance, then, should have been imposed as 
the condition of their political greatness. Congress, however, was 
ordaining that South Carolina and Massachusetts and New York and 
Delaware, etc., etc., were each an independent nation absolved from 
allegiance to the British crown, and under no regulations as to inter- 
course with one another ! Perhaps if the great declaration had been 
postponed until after the articles of confederation were settled, and the 
colonies bound together more closely by common suffering, the im- 
mortal instrument would have declared the colonies " a free and inde- 
pendent nation," and spared posterity the conflict arising from " free 
and independent states." Nothing but the long war welding together 
the opposite parts and peoples gave us a country. Dickinson in 
voting in committee of the whole against Lee's resolution declaring 

Norris — Dickinson. 63 

independence was joined by Robert Morris, Thomas Willinj^, and 
Charles Humphreys, making with him a majority of the Pennsylvania 
delegation; but nearly every colony went the other way. On July 2, 
1776, the resolution, being reported by the Committee of the Whole, 
came to a direct vote. Dickinson and Morris made no further oppo- 
sition, but by absenting themselves allowed Pennsylvania to be 
counted in the affirmative. 

Dickinson's course had now destroyed his influence among the 
Whigs in Philadelphia. Pie was not chosen to the Convention which 
met in the middle of July to frame a new constitution for Pennsylva- 
nia; and the Convention would not re-elect him to Congress. When 
superseded, he left with that body a draft of Articles of Confederation, 
the framing of which the committee appointed on the subject had 
largely delegated to him. His draft formed the basis of the Articles 
afterwards adopted. Obeying the Declaration of Independence, he 
soon after went into service with his regiment. 

Delaware sent him back to Congress in 1777, and he took an active 
part in perfecting the Articles of Confederation. For a short time he 
served as a private in the army, and was wounded in the shoulder in 
the skix'mish at the Head of Elk. He was again in Congress in 1779, 
and penned the address on the depreciation of the currency. He was 
afterwards President of the State of Delaware. At the expiration of 
his term of office he returned to Fair Hill, and again entered upon 
public life in Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Supreme Execu- 
tive Council, a body created by the Constitution of 1776, and fashioned 
upon the Provincial Council of the old charter of 1683. It chose one 
of its members President, the latter being the Chief Magistrate under 
the people, just as Shippen, Logan, and Palmer had been under the 
Peuns. Dickinson was raised to this dignity Nov. 7, 1782, and re- 
ceived it again the two following years. In addition to other duties, 
he had to preside over the High Court of Errors and Appeals. Some 
of his opinions are reported by Dallas. 

Dickinson College, founded while he was President, was named 
after him. He was very generous with his large means, various insti- 
tutions being his beneficiaries in his life time and receiving legacies at 
his death. 

Delaware sent him to the Convention of 1787 which framed the 
Constitution of the United States. There he earnestly advocated the 
equal representation of the states in one house of Congress at least, as 
the only way of preserving the independence of the smaller members 

64 Norris — Dickinson. 

of the Union. He afterwards spoke of the government as a union of 
sovereignties represented in the Senate and a union of peoples repre- 
sented in the House. He also advocated the adoption of the Consti- 
tution in a series of letters signed " Fabius." 

He was also a member of the Convention of 1792 to frame a con- 
stitution for the State of Delaware. Dickinson sympathized with the 
French Republic, and in 1797, when the President called a special 
session of Congress to consider the troubles with that country, he 
wrote in its behalf another series of letters over the signature "Fabius." 
He died Feb. 14, 1808. 

Issue of John and Mary Dickinson : 

Sally Norris, b. 1771, d. unm. Nov. 1, 1855, 
Marlv, b. Nov. 6, 1783, d. Feb. 10, 1854, m. Albanus C. 
Logan — see Logan. 

Charles Norris, b. May 9, 1712, son of the Councillor, was a 
merchant in Phila., acted for several years as a Trustee of the General 
Loan Office of the Province, and was in the first board of managers 
of the Pennsylvania Hospital. He built a fine house on the outskirts 
of the little city, where the Custom House now stands, owning 
the ground to Fifth Street, which he laid out in gravelled walks and 
parterres of flowers, and resided there until his death, Jany. 15, 1766. 
He died intestate. He m., 1st, Margaret, dau. of Dr. Rodman of 
Bucks Co., by whom he had no issue, and, 2nd, June 21, 1759 Mary, 
dau. of Joseph Parker, Dep. Reg. for Chester Co., native of York- 
shire, by his w. Mary Ladd of Wast Jersey. Mary Norris d. Dec. 4, 
1799, bu. Friends' ground at Chester, Pa. 
Issue — all by 2ud wife : 

Isaac, b. July 18, 1760, d. Oct. 2, 1802 s. p., 
Deborah, b. Oct. 19, 1761, of whom there is a sketch in 
" Worthy Women of our First Century," published Phila. 
1877, and who is as justly celebrated as any woman whom 
Philadelphia produced, — She was sent as a child to the school 
kept by Anthony Benezet, and after her school-girl days 
pursued a regular course of education at home, becoming one of 
the literary characters of her time. It is through her careful 
collation of family MSS., her memoranda of events of which 
she was eye-witness, her notes of facts which she had pecu- 
liar opportunities of learning, and the information wiiich 

No7'ris. 65 

she gave to "Watson the annalist that much of our Colonial 
History has been preserved. She had considerable poetic 
talent, writing small pieces in her diary. She d. Stenton 
Feb. 2, 1839. She m. George Logan, — see Ijogan, 

Joseph Parker, b. May 5, 1763, m. Elizabeth Hill Fox, see 

Charles, b. July 12, 1765, m. Eunice Gardner, — see infra at 


Joseph Parker Norris, b. May 5, 1763, gr'dson of the Coun- 
cillor, was a pupil of Robert Proud the historian, and was an execu- 
tor of his will. The estates of Fair Hill and Sepviva having been 
settled upon the sons of Charles Norris, his father, in tail male, with 
remainder to the right heirs of Isaac Norris the Speaker, with power 
in Mrs. Dickinson to determine which son of Charles Norris should be 
tenant in tail, Joseph Parker Norris purchased the property. John 
Dickinson and wife appointed him tenant in tail male by deed of May 
18, 1790, and by another deed of the same date, Mrs. Dickinson being 
sole heiress of Isaac Norris the Speaker, they granted him the rever- 
sionary interest. In the course of the year, by the legal legerdemain 
of a common recovery, he destroyed the entail, and so became seized 
in fee simple of some six hundred and fifty acres in the Northern 
Liberties lying between Gunner's Run, now the Aramingo Canal, and 
the Germantown Turnpike. This remained a rural seat up to the 
date of his death, although the time when it should be covered with 
rows of houses was then so near at hand that he must be considered to 
have left the greatest landed estate of any of his contemporaries in 
these parts. He was many years President of the Bank of Pennsyl- 
vania. He died June 22, 1841, having by his will devised Fair Hill 
to trustees for his sons' and Sepviva to trustees for his daughters' 
children. An Act of Assembly was passed to enable the trustees to 
sell during the lifetime of the testator's children. He m. May 20, 
1790 Elizabeth Hill Fox, dau. of Joseph Fox, who succeeded Isaac 
Norris the 2nd as Speaker of the Assembly. Fox's wife was a Mickle. 
The widow of Joseph Parker Norris d. Jany. 1861. 
Issue : 

(I.) Mary Parker, b. June 19, 1791, m. William Fish- 
bourne Emlen Nov. 11, 1813. 
Issue (surname Emlen) : 

1. George, b. Sep. 25, 1814, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 


66 Norris. 

atty.-at-law, Sec. of Trustees of U. of P., and Pres. 
of the Controllers of Public Schools of Phila., d. 
June 7, 1853, m. Ellen Markoe May 6, 1840, 

Issue (surname Eiiilen) : 

(a) Mary, b. May 29, 1842, m. James Starr June 12, 
1869, James Starr d. Sep. 1, 1881, 

Issue (surname Starr) : 

(a.) James, b. April 5, 1870, 

(b.) George Emlen, b. Oct. 23, 1871, 

(c.) Ellen, b Mav 12, 1873, 

(d.) Lydia, b. Mav 18, 1876, 

(e.) Theodore Ducoing, b. Jan. 14, 1880, 

(b) George, b. Nov. 27, 1843, of the Phila. bar, m. Helen, 
Eotch Wharton April 2, 1874. 

Issue (surname Emlen): 

(a.) Annie Wharton, b. Jan. 15, 1875, d. July 

17, 1875, 
(b.) Ellen Markoe, b. Jan. 21, 1877, 
(c.) Dorothea, b. Feb. 20, 1881, 

(c) Harrv, b. March 31, 1847, d. March 17, 1871, 

(d) Ellen, b. Feb. 13, 1850, 

2. Joseph Norris, b. Sept. 4, 1816, 

3. Elizabeth Norri.s, b. Jan. 26, 1825, m. James A. 
Roosevelt Dec. 22, 1847, 

Issue (surname Roosevelt) : 

(a) Marv Emlen, b. Sept. 27, 1848, 

(b) Leila, b. April 2, 1856, 

(c) Alfred, b. April 2, 1856, 

(d) Emlen, b. April 30, 1857, 

4. Sarah, b. June 15, 1832, in. James Casey Hale Oct. 
15, 1862, 

Issue (surname Hale) : 

(a) Marv Emlen, b. Aug. 9, 1863, 

(II.) Chaeles, b. Feb. 24, 1793, of Phila., Trustee of the Fair 
Hill estate, m. Dorothea, dau. of Louis Clapier, in 1821, d. 
June 4, 1868, 
Issue : 

1. Louis Clapier, b. June 10, 1822, m. Jane McKee, 

2. Joseph Parker, b. Feb. 11, 1824, m. Frances Ann 

Stevens Feb. 5, 1857, 

(a.) Dorothea Clapier, b. June 1, 1858, 

(b.) Fannv, b. March 10, 1864, 

(c.) Gertrude, b. Dec. 15, 1865, d. Oct. 8, 1866, 

(d.) Charles, b. Dec. 4, 1867, 

3. Charles, b. Oct. 23, 1828, 

(III.) Joseph Parker (the younger), b. Oct. 20, 1794, grad. A. 
B. (U. of P.), of Phila., atty.-at-law, m. Caroline, dau. o 
Edward Thomson, Feb. 1, 1821, d. Jany. 31, 1863, 
Issue : 
1. Anne Thomson, b. March 22, 1822, m. Robert E. 

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Johnson Oct. 19, 1844, and, afterwards, m. Lamar 
W. Fisher July 24, 1860, and d. s. p. May 30, 1866, 

2. Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1824, 

3. Joseph Parker, b. Jan. 27, 1826, ra. Mary Elizabeth 

Gareschc Feb. 22, 1854, 
Issue : 

(a.) Louisa Bauilery, b. Feb. 3, 1855, d. Feb. 3, 1855, 
(b.) Caroline Thomson, b. Oct. 31, 1857, m. William A. 

Dick April 28, 1881, 
(c.) Mary Gareschc, b. Nov. 19, 1859, 
(d.) George Washington, b. July 5, 1864, 
(e.) Annie, b. May 27, 1867, d. May 12, 1873, 
(f.) Alexander Gareschc, b. Julv 12, 1868, 
(g.) Henry Turner, b. Jidy 30, 1870, d. March 25, 1872, 
(h.) Thomas Lloyd, b. July 12, 1874, d. June 4, 1876, 

4. Caroline, b. Jan. 6, 1828, m. Phineas J. Horwitz 

M. D., U. S. N., Nov. 2, 1854, and d. Feb. 18, 1877, 

Issue (surname Horwitz) : 

(a.) Theodore, b. Sept. 24, 1856, d. Dec. 13, 1877, 

(b.) Joseph Parker, b. June 26, 1860, d. Julv 12, 1860, 

(c.) Orville, b. June 26, 1860, 

(d.) Caroline Norris, b. Sept. 7, 1861, d. July 1, 1862, 

(e.) Lloyd Norris, b. Sept. 13, 1863, 

(f.) John Meredith Read, b. Jan. 27, 1865, d. Aug. 21, 

(g.) Amelia Read, b. Aug. 26, 1866, 
(h.) George Qiiintard, b. Feb. 3, 1868, 

5. Thomas Lloyd, b. April 8, 1831, d. April 28, 1862, 

6. Adeline, b. Nov. 3, 1834, m. Sewell H. Brown Feb. 
15, 1862, 

(IV.) Samuel, b. April 1, 1796, d. Dec. 28, 1866, s. p., 
(V.) Elizabeth Fox, b. Sept. 9, 1797, m. Elihu Spencer 
Sergeant July 1, 1819, d. Sept. 9, 1874, 
Issue (surname Sergeant) : 

1. Elizabeth Norris, b. May 1, 1820, m. John Lambert 

June 10, 1853, d. Oct. 7, 1877, 
Issue (surname Lambert) ; 
(a.) John, b. March 10, 1861, 

2. Jonathan Dickinson, b. March 14, 1822, of the 

Phila. bar. Trustee of the Sepviva estate, 

3. Margaret Spencer, b. Feb. 13, 1824, d. July 27, 1825, 
(VI.) Isaac, b. 1799, d. inf., 

(VII.) Deborah, b. Oct. 2, 1800, m. William Brown July 10, 
1823, d. Feb. 4, 1864, 
Issue (surname Brown) : 

I.Elizabeth, b. April 22, 1824, 

2. Thomas Hamilton, b. Aug. 18, 1826, d. inf., 

3. Joseph Norris, d. inf., 

68 NoiTis. 

4. Francis, d. inf., 

5. John Hamilton, d. inf., 

6. William Richardson, b. April 20, 1830, m. Caroline 
Lawson 1856, d. April 15, 1879, 

7. George Hamilton, b. June 18, 1831, d. 1857, 

8. Deborah, b. Aug. 15, 1832, m. Jany. 13, 1852 George 

Dawson Coleman of Lebanon Co., Pa., ironmaster, 

member Penna, Senate, Pres. of Peuna. Board of 

State Charities, 

Issue (surname Coleman) : 
(a.) Robert, d. y., 
(b.) Harriet, d. y., 
(c.) d. y., 

(d.) d. y., 

(e.) Debbie Nonis, m. 1878 Horace Brock, 
Issue (surname Brock) : 

John Perm, 
(f.) Sarah, m. 1879 Arthur Brock, 
Issue (surname Brock) : 


(g.) James, 
(h.) Frances, 
(i.) Harriet, 
(j.) William, d. y., 
(k.) Bertram Dawson, 
(1.) Edward, 
(m.) Annie, 

9. Frances, d. in infancy, 

10. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1834, 

11. Emily, b. Sept. 10, 1836, m. Samuel Glover, 

Issue (surname Glover) : 
(a.) William Brown, 
(b.) Deboraii Ann, 
(c.) Emilv, d. inf., 
(d.) EmilV, d. 1880, 

12. Fanny, b. Feb." 23, 1838, 

(VIII.) Isaac, b. Feb. 21, 1802, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of Phila., 
atty.-at-law. Trustee of Fair Hill Estate, m. Mary, dau. of 
George Pepper, May 18, 1830, 
Issue : 

I.George Pepper, b. July 9, 1831, grad. A. B. and 
M. D. (U. of P.), m. Agnes Campbell Price, Oct. 5, 
1852, and d. March 7, 1865, 

Issue : 

(a.) John Price, b. Aug. 20, 1853, d. Sept. 14, 1865, 
(b.) Isaac, b. March 29, 1856, d. Dec. 9, 1857, 
(c.) George Pepper, b. Sept. 29, 1858, 
(d.) Margaretta Price, b. Sept. 8, 1861, 

2. Isaac, b. June 12, 1834, grad. A. B. and M. D. (U. 
of P.), Prof. Chem. Phila. High School, m. Clara 
Lamb Apr. 24, 1862, 

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(a.)' Clara, b. May 10, 1864, 
(b.) Isaac, b. Aug. 2, 1865, 
(c.) Frances, d. inf., 

3. Maiy Pepper, b. Oct. 7, 1837, m. Travis Cochran 
April 30, 1857, 

Issue (surname Cochran) : 

(a.) Marv Norris, b. April 14, 1858, 

(b.) John Travis, b. Dec. 24, 1859, d. March 23, 1882, 

(c.) Isaac Norris, b. Oct. 7, 1866, 

(d.) Elizalxth Travis, b. Dec. 3, 1870, d. Dec. 4, 1870, 

(e.) Fannv Travis, b. Dec. 9, 1876, 

4. Joseph Parker, b. Nov. 28, 1841, d. Jan. 15, 1842, 

5. Henry Pepper, b. May 18, 1843, atty.-at-Law, in. 
Bessie Ebbs June 18, 1879, 

Issue : 

(a.) Henry Pepper, b. July, 1881, 

6. Joseph Parker, b. Nov. 3, 1847, atty.-at-law, ni. 

Isabel Nevins Fry March 10, 1870, 
Issue : 

(a.) Joseph Parker, b. Feb. 9, 1871, 

(b.) Cornelia, b. Feb. 6, 1873, d. June 29, 1874, 

(c.) Henry, b. May 27, 1875, 

(d.) John EidgwaV, b. Feb. 27, 1877, 

(e.) Edith, b. April 19, 1878, 

(f.) Mary Pepper, b. Sept. 26, 1879, 

(g.) Philip, b. Dec. 5, 1880, 

7. William Pepper, b. Feb. 9, 1852, grad. A. B. (U.of 

P.), atty.-at-law, m. Laura Carablos June 29, 1875, 
and d. Nov. 14, 1876, 

Issue : 

(a.) Charles Camblos, b. June, 1876, 

(IX.) Thomas Lloyd, b. Sept. 2, 1803, d. Feb. 9, 1828, 

(X.) Hannah Fox, b. Sept. 5, 1804, 

(XI.) A Son, d. soon after birth, 

(XII.) George Washington, b. Nov. 6, 1808, grad. A. B. and M. 

D. (U. of P.), was an eminent surgeon of Phila., Trustee of 

the U. of P., Member of Amer, Philos. Soc, etc., edited 

Liston's " Principles of Surgery," m. Mary Pleasants Fisher, 

dan. of Wm. Wharton Fisher, Feb. 1, 1838, and d. March, 


Issue : 

1. William Fisher, b. Jany. 6, 1839, grad. A. B. and M. 

D. (U. of P.), asst. surg. U. S. A. 1863-65, Clinical 

Prof, of Diseases of the Eye in U. of P., m. Rosa C. 

Buchmann July 14, 1873, 
Issue : 
(a.) George William, b. Janv. 1, 1875, 
(b.) William Felix, b. Mav 6, 1879, 
(c.) Lloyd Buchmann, 1). jany. 19, 1881, 

70 Norris. 

2. Mary Fisher, b. July 7, 1841, m. James Parsons, 
Prof, of Laws of Personal Prop. U. of P., Feb. 26, 

Issue (surname Parsons) : 

(a.) Lewis Hines, b. April 30, 1876, 
(b.) Mary Norris, b. June 18, 1881, 

(XIII.) Ellen, b. March 4, 1810, d. Sept. 23, 1877, 
(XIV.) Henry, b. Aug. 6, 1811, 
(XV.) Sall^, b. Jan. 16, 1814, ra. Henry Pepper Feb. 11, 1841, 
Issue (surname Pepper) : 

I.Elizabeth Norris, b. Deo. 19, 1841, m. ^yilliam 
Brooke Rawle Feb. 7, 1872, 

2. Henry, b. Aug. 8, 1843, d. Feb. 28, 1844, 

3. Mary, b. Jan. 11, 1845, d. Jan. 12, 1845, 

4. Henry, b. Nov. 4, 1846, m. Agnes Campbell Norris 
Jan. 16, 1873, and d. March 3, 1880, 

5. Mary, b. Nov. 18, 1848, m. John Gwinn June 21, 

6. Catharine, b. May 1, 1851, d. May 2, 1851, 

7. George Norris, b. Oct. 18, 1852, 

8. Emily Norris, b. June 28, 1855, ra. J. Wain Vaux 

Feb. 1, 1877 (see Lloyd), 
Issue (surname Vaux) : 
Kichard, b. Dec. 13, 1877, 
Henry Pepper, b. June 12, 1879, 
Norris Wistar, b. Sep. 1, 1881, 

(XVI.) Emily, b. July 17, 1816, 
(XVII.) Ann Caroline, b. 1817. 

Charles Norris, b. July 12, 1765, p. 65, son of Charles Norris, 
and gr'dson of Isaac Norris the Councillor, some time resided in Massa- 
chusetts, d. Dec. 24, 1813, m. at Nantucket July 4, 1793, Eunice 
Issue : 

(I.) Mary, b. Sept. 18, 1796, d. Oct. 22, 1866, m. June 1, 
1813, John Schrack of Montgomery Co., Pa., 
Issue (surname Schrack) : 

1. Eunice Norris, b. Mdi. 1, 1814, m. Dec. 9, 1834, 
Col. Augustus Vr. Shearer, 
Issue (surname Shearer) : 

(a) Mary Norri.s, b. July 27, 1836, dec'd, m. 
May 6, 1856 E. B. Moore, 

Issue (surname Moore) : 

Augustus Shearer, b. June 6, 1858, 

Norris — Schrack branch. 71 

Mary E. Norris, b. Feb. 5, 1860, d. May 22, 

1 8()0, 

(b) John Schrack, b. Nov. 9, 1837, m. Feb. 10, 

1859 Martha Williams Ambler, 

Issue (surname Shearer) : 

Malilon Ambler, b. Dec. 1, 185!t, d. Apr. IS, 


Miihlon Ambler, b. Jan. lo, 1861, 
Alice Williams, b. May 1, 1862, 
Eunice Norris, b. Nov. 2, 1863, 
Augustus W., b. Oct. 31, 1864, 
Naomi, b. June 30. 1866, d. July 29, 1866, 
Charles Watson, b. Dec. 26, 1869, 

(c) Catharine Schrack, b. May 17, 1839, m. 

Nov. 29, 1865 William W.Owen, Capt. Pa. 


Issue (surname Owen) : 

Augustus Thomas, b. April 6, 1870, 

(d) Eunice Naomi, b. May 24, 1841, m. Oct. 11, 

1859 George W. Longaker, 
Issue (surname Longaker) : 
Mary Norris, b. Apr. 12, 1863, 
Kate, b. Oct. 2, 1866, 
Daniel, b. Jany. 15, 1870, 

(e) Eliza Ann, b. Oct 15, 1843, m. May 15, 

1867 Daniel R. Brower, M. D., 

Issue (surname Brower) : 

Eunice Ann, b. May 22, 1868, 
Daniel K., b.Sept. 1. 1873, 

(f) James Augustus, b. Feb. 20, 1846, dec'd, 

(g) Lydia Caroline, b. Feb. 28, 1847, m. Aug. 

18, 1869 J. Roberts Rambo, 

Issue (surname Rambo) : 

Eichard Roberts, b. March 31, 1871, 
Charles Norris, b. July 13, 1873, 
Milton Howard, b. Mav 6, 1876, 
Alfred Donald, b. April 20, 1878, 
(h) Charles Norris, b. May 9, 1849, m. April 

22, 1873 Alethia Hitner, no issue, 

2. David, b. April 22, 1816, m. March 21, 1844 
Elmina Weber, 

Issue (surname Schrack) : 

(a) Charles Norris, b. June 30, 1845, d. Sept. 9, 

(b) Catherine A., b. July 4, 1846, 

(c) Elmina, b. Feb. 16, 1850, n). William Porter, 

now dec'd, 

Issue (surname Porter) : 

3. Charles Norris, b. May 18, 1820, m. Aug. 2, 1841 

Harriet Haight, 

72 Norris — Schrack branch. 

Issue (surname Schrack) : 

(a) David, b. May 24, 1842, grad. M. D. (Jeff.), 
practises in Jeffersonville, Montgomery Co., 
(b)John, b. June 4, 1847, m. June 5, 1879 
Eleanor M., dau. of Rev. Charles Collins, 
Pastor of Centennial Presb. Ch. at Jefferson- 
ville, Montgomery Co., Pa., 
Issue (surname Schrack) : 
Eleanor, b. Oct. 27, 1880, 
(c) Charles Norris, b. Jan. 3, 1863, 

4. John, b. Dec. 8, 1821, grad. M. D. (JeflP. Med. C), 
practises in Montgomery Co., Pa., 
(II.) Deborah Logan, h. 1800, d. Jan. 3, 1822, 
(III.) Hepzibah, b. June 10, 1810, m., 1st, in 1833 William E. 
Wells, and, 2nd, in 1846 William MeCann, 
Issue by 1st husband (surname Wells) : 

1. William Ellis, m. Charlotte Weymiss, 

Issue (surname Wells) : 

(a) William, 

(b) George, < 

2. Henry Clay, ' 

3. James Gowen, m. April, 1867 Elizabeth Walker, 

Issue (surname Wells) : 

(a) William K., 

(b) Hepzibah Norris, 

(c) Mary W., 

Issue by 2nd husband (surname McCanii) : 

4. Mary Norris, m. Joseph B. Walker. 

Samuel Preston 


Samuel Preston was born in Pautiixent, Maryland, in 1665, and 
was brought up a Quaker. After his first marriage he settled in Sus- 
sex County on the Delaware, and in 1693 and 1701 was chosen one of 
its representatives in the Assembly. He was Sheriff prior to 1695. 
In 1699, he accompanied Thomas Story on a religious visit. About 
1703, he made Philadelphia his residence, and became a merchant. 
He performed various services for the Society of Friends, and siiared 
the influence of his brothers-in-law Hill and Norris among the Quaker 
population, and with them was unanimously elected an Alderman of 
the city October 5th, 1708. Up to this time they had not been ad- 
mitted freemen, and therefore their election was made conditional 
upon their paying the fees for the freedom. They duly qualified ; 
and until 1741 the city government was pretty much in the hands of 
the Lloyd connection. In a letter of 11 mo. 17, 1708, desiring Penu 
to consider whom to add to the Property Commission, James Logan 
says : " Samuel Preston is also a very good man, and now makes a 
figure; and, indeed, Rachel's husband ought particularly to be taken 
notice of, for it has been too long neglected even for thy own interest." 
Norris and Preston were called to the Council and both qualified Feb. 
9, 1708-9. Preston was Mayor of Philadelphia in 171 1. Four meet- 
ings of the Corporation were held during his year of service, and the 
chief matters attended to, were the starting of a work-house, and the 
purchase of fire buckets, and the appointment of the Mayor or Recorder 
with any two or more Aldermen to direct at fires. Preston became 
Provincial Treasurer in 1714, and held the office until his death, 
almost thirty years. He was also one of the Trustees under William 
Penn's will. He died Sej)tember 10, 1743. He m., 1st, at the house 
of Francis Cornwall in Sussex, July 6, 1688 Rachel, dan. of Thomas 
Lloyd, President of the Council. He m., 2nd, Margaret, widow of 

74 Preston. 

Josiah Langdale. She was a Quaker preacher from Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, and came to Pennsylvania on a religious mission in 1723, her 
first husband dying on the voyage. She was ancestress of Josiah Lang- 
dale Coates, and d. 6, 23, 1742, in the 58th year of her age. 
Issue, all by 1st wife : 

Margaret, b. 1689, m. Richard Moore, see below, 
Hannah, b. 1693, m. Samuel Carpenter, refer to Index. 

Margaret Preston, b. 1689, dau. of the Councillor, m. May 27, 
1709, Richard Moore, son of Mordecai Moore, practitioner in physic, 
by his 1st wife, — Mordecai Moore's 2nd wife being a dau. of Thomas 
Lloyd, Pres. of the Council. Richard Moore is spoken of as a physi- 
cian, and also as a merciiant, and was some time a Common Council- 
man of Phila,, but during most of his life resided in Maryland. His 
will, dated Apr. 6, 1734, was probated Sep., 1734. 
Issue (surnan)e Moore) : 

Samuel Preston, b. 1710, was a practitioner in physic at 
Londongrove, Md., prior to 1744, and afterwards in Phila., 
being for eight years physician to the Pennsylvania Hos- 
pital, and held his grandfather's position of Provincial 
Treasurer, a member of the Amer. Philos. Soc, d. July 15, 
1785, m. Aug. 12, 1739, his cousin Hannah Hill, dau. of 
Dr. Richard Hill by his w. Deborah, who was dau. of Mor- 
decai Moore by his 2nd w. Deborah, who was dau. of Thomas 
Lloyd — no issue, 
Mordecai, m. Eh'zabeth Coleman, see below, 
Richard, m. Mary West, refer to Index, 
Thomas, b. Mch. 25, 1724, of Phila., gentleman, d. 1799, m 
Jany. 12, 1773 Sarah, dau. of Samuel Emlen by his w. 
Rachel, dau. of William Hudson, who was Mayor of Phila., 
Charles, b. Mch. 25, 1724, graduated in Medicine at the 
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1752, as appears in 
the catalogue of its alumni with the subject of the thesis : 
" Carolus Moore Pennsylvaniensis. De usu Vesicantium in 
Febribus." He practised in Montgomery Co., Penna., and 
d. at his residence at " Montgomery Square" Aug. 19, 1801, 
bu. North Wales. He m. 1767 his cousin Milcah Martha 
Hill, sister of Hannah Hill who married Samuel Preston 
Moore — no issue. 

Mordecai Moore, son of Richard and Margaret Moore, as above, 

Preston — Moore branch. 75 

was of London Town, Md., d. Montgomery Co., Pa., July 'jl, 1800, ni. 
Aug. 9, 1739 Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. Joseph Coleman of Prince George 
Co., Maryland. 

Issue (surname Moore) : 

Margaret, h. 11, 14, 1740, m. Daniel Jones, see below, 
Mary, b. 9, 13, 1743, m., 1st, Jonathan Dickinson, and, 2ii(l, 

John Heston, see next page, 
Richard, b. 8, 2, 1745, d. 1829, m. Letitia Evans of Phila., 
whod. 1780, and had issue only one child, Letitia, who m. 
her first cousin Levin H. Jackson, see p. 78, 
Samuel Preston, b. 7, 10, 1747, d. y. 1753, 
Eachel, b. 8, 21, 1749, m. Samuel Morris, see p. 77, 
Deborah, b. 7, 1, 1751, m. Richard B. Jackson, see p. 78, 
Henry, b. 5, 29, 1753, m. Priscilla Hill Jackson, see p. 83, 
Hannah, b. 7, 10, 1755, d. s. p. near Phila. 1821, m. 1805 
(was the 2nd w. of) Charles Willson Peale, the eminent por- 
trait painter. 

Margaret Moore, b. 11, 14, 1740, dan. of Mordecai and Eliza- 
beth Moore, as above, d. of yellow fever in 1797, m. Daniel Jones " of 
Phila., clerk," son of John Jones. 

Issue of Daniel and Margaret Jones : 

Elizabeth, d. s. p., 

Mordecai, d. s. p., 

Rachel, d. s. p., 

Martha, b. 1769, d. unm. June 28, 1845, 

Jonathan, d. s. p., 

Samuel, d. s. p., 

Hannah, d. s. p., 

Isaac, d. s. p., 

Margaret, d. s. p., 

George Dillwyn, m. Sarah Smith, see below, 

Daniel, ra. Martha D. Queen, see next page. 

George Dillwyn Jones, son of Daniel and Margaret Jones, was 
of Phila. cabinet maker, dec'd, m. Sarah, dau. of Benjamin Smith of 

Issue (surname Jones) : 

Benjamin S., dec'd, m. Elizabeth Hitchcock, 
Issue (surname Jones) : 

76 Preston — Jones branch. 

Ella Honora, of Vernon, Oneida Co., N. Y., unra., 
George Dillwyx, of Phila., cabinet maker, dec'd, m. Guli- 
elma M. P. Cook, 

Issue (surname Jones) : 
Lillian, d. y., 
Isabella Mary, d. y,, 
Maegaret, now of Phila., ra. Cyrus Burleigh, dec'd. 

Daniel Joxes, son of Daniel and Margaret Jones, see preceding 

page, is dec'd, m. Martha D. Queen. 

Issue (surname JoxEs) : 

Elizabeth, m. Henry Dankill, 

Issue (surname Dankill) : 




William Henry, 

Anna L., dec'd, m. Irvin Barton, 

Issue (surname Barton) : 

Issue (surname Barton) : one child, 
Emma C, m. Joseph Lynn, 

Isabella, dec'd, m. William H. Whitney, 
Issue (surname Whitnev) : 
William H., 
Alfred, m. Mary Watts, 

Isaac, d. s. p., 
Margaret Moore, num., 
Samuel, d. s. p., 

Sarah, m. William S. Pri<;e of the Phila. bar, 
Issue (surname Price) : 

Mary Ella, m. Mortimer H. Brown of the Phila. bar, 

Henry William. 

Mary Moore, b. 9, 13, 1743, dau. of Mordecai and Elizabeth 
Moore, see p. 75, d. Mch. 1818, bu. Friends' Ground, Lancaster Co., 
m., 1st, Jonathan Dickinson, who d. s. p. in 1775, and by whom she 
had no issue. She m., 2nd, before May 5, 1784 John Heston, 
Issue (surname Heston) : 

Mary, m. William Hammond, see next page, 

Preston. 77 

Mary Heston, dan. of preceding, now dec'd, m. William Ham- 

Issue (surname HA]\rjroxD) : 
PmsciLLA, m. Samuel Auld, 
Issue (surname Auld) : 
Mary Ann, 

Rachel Moore, b. 8, 21, 1749, dau. of Mordecai and Elizabeth 
Moore, see p. 75, d. 1828, m. before 5, 10, 1784, Samuel Morris, who 
d. before Nov. 9, 1812. 

Issue (surname MoRRfs) : 

Elizabeth, d. s. p., m. Jacob Baker, 
Thomas Moore, m. Ann Morris, 
Issue (surname Morris) : 
Mary, ra. Beal Sloan, 
Issue (surname Sloan) : 
Thomas M., 
Eliza Ann, 

Jesse O., m. Mary , 

Samuel, m. Sarah Gilbreath, 
Issue (surname Morris) : 

Henrietta, ra. Hines, 

Issue (surname Hines) : 
Henry D., 

Elizabeth, m. John Carey, 
Issue (surname Carey) : 
Mary Louisa, 
Bartram G., 

78 Preston — Morris branch. 

Sarah J., 
Richard H. 

Deborah Moore, b. 7, 1, 1751, dau. of Mordecai and Elizabeth 
Moore, p. 75, d. in Lancaster Co. 1832, ra. Richard B. Jackson, some- 
time of Lycoming Co., Pa., removing in 1811 to Lancaster Co., where 
he d. 1835, son of Dr. John Jackson of Preston, Lancashire, Eng- 

Issue of Richard B. and Deborah Jackson : 

Beulah, b. Jany. 1777, d. s. p. 1854, m. John Norris, who in 
1799 removed from Phila. to liittle Pine Creek, Lycoming 
Co., as agent for Benj. W. Morris (see Lloyd), being pioneer 
of that region, and built Morris's Mills, afterwards resided 
near Wellsboro', Tioga Co., d. 1849, 
Levin Hill, b. Feb. 2, 1783, m. Letitia Moore, see below, 
Mordecai Moore, b. July, 1784, m. Hannah Iddings, 

see p. 80, 
Elizabeth Moore, b. 1785, d. 1869, m. her cousin Samuel 

Preston Moore, see p. 86, 
Mary Hill, b. June 10, 1787, m. Jeremiah Brown, see 

p. 81, 
Harriet Hill, b. 1789, m. Caleb P. Iddings, see p. 82, 
Henrietta Hill, b. 1791, d. y. 

Levin Hill Jackson, b. Feb. 2, 1783, son of Richard B. and 

Deborah Jackson, as above, was of Little Britain township, Lancaster 

Co., a justice of the peace and member of the legislature, d. Dec. 25, 

1848, m. his cousin Letitia, dau. of his uncle Richard Moore. 

Issue (surname Jackson) : 

Deborah Ann, b. 1805, ra. John Retzer of Lancaster Co., 

Issue (surname Retzer) : 

Letitia A., m. Franklin Paxson, 
Issue (surname Paxson) : 

William Frederic, m. Ida Caufman, 
Harriet J., m. her cousin C. Edward Iddings, M. D., 

see p. 83, 

J. Ellen, m. Isaac Wood of I^ancaster Co., 

Levin, d. inf., 

William, d. inf., 

Richard E., 

Beulah Norris, b. 1808, d. unm. 1866, 

Preston — Jackson branch. 79 

f GuLiELMA Evans, b. 1813, m. William Paxson, no issue, 
I EiCHARD E., I). 1813, d. s. p. 1831, 
Mary Hill, b. 1816, ni. Edward Chandlee, M. D., of Sandy 
Spring, Md., 

Issue (surname Ciiandlec) : 

Letitia G., m. C, Edward Kummer of Bethlehem, Pa., 

Issue (sui-naine Kummer) : 

Mary C, 

f , d. inf., 

\ ,(1. inf., 


Edith II., 

Charles E., 

Kobert C, 

Hannah P., 

Clara L., m. Edward S. Lcadbeatcr of Alexandria, 


Issue (surname Leadbeater) : 
Mary P., 
Clarence C, 
Edward S., 
f Lawrence, 
I Lucy, 
Arthur C, 
Elma P., 

Lucy E., d. unm. 1863, 

Annie M., 

Harriet J,, ni. Edward N. Bentley of Sandy Spring, 


Issue (surname Bentley) : 
Herbert C, d. inf., 

MoRDECAi Lamar, b. 1819, d. s. p. unm. 1847, 

Levin Hill, b. 1821, d. 1863, m. Rachel A. Hastings, 

Issue (surname Jackson) : 

Lucretia, d. inf., 

Letitia E., 

R. Edward, m. Mary Null, 
Issue (surname Jackson)) 
Frances I., 
J. James, 

Beulah N., m. Clayton Romans, 

Issue (surname Romans) : 
Vaughn, d. inf., 
Levin H., 

William H., 

Letitia Evans, b. 1824, m. Samuel W. Turner, 

Issue (surname Turner) : 

Lamar, d. inf., 

80 Preston — Jackson hranch. 

Levin, d. inf., 

Edward C, m. Mary Thonaas, 
Issue (surname Turner) : 
Alexander J., m, Narina Ramey, 

William W., 

Lucy L., 

Elizabeth W. 

MoRDECAi Moore Jacksox, b. July, 1784, sou of Richard B. and 

Deborah Jackson, p. 78, removed with his brother-in-law John Norris 

to Tiog*Co., d. 1861, m. 1806 Hannah Iddings. 

Issue (surname Jackson) : 


Richard I., b. May, 1809, of Harford Co., Md., d. s. p. 

Feb., 1871, m. 1832 Keziah C. Stump of Harford Co., 

James L, b. Mch., 1812. d. 1869, m. Lucy Webster of Tioga 

Co., Pa., 

Issue (surname Jackson) : 

Richard W., b. 1839, m. Sarah Riphart, 
Issue (surname Jackson j : 
Decatur N., d., 
Cliarles A., d., 

Millicent K., b. 1841, d. 1861, 

Hannah Letitia, b. 1845, m., 1st, Tally, 

Issue (surname Tally) : 
Evelyn M., 
Bella Velincia, 

Charles Boyd, b. 1849, d. y., 

Lucy W., m. Horton, 

Issue (surname Hortonj : 
James William, 
John Seymour, 
Beulah Norris, 

Mary P., ra. 1843 John Dickinson of Tioga Co., Pa., d. Aug., 


Issue (surname Dickinson): 

Anna Alice, b. 1844, d. y. 1856, 

William J. D., b. 1847, m. 1874 Mary Eliza Ramsey 

of Harford Co., Md., 

Issue (surname Dickinson) : 
John E., b. Sep. 13, 1876, 
f Marv I., b. Mch. 13, 1879, 
t Susanna S., b. Mch. 13, 1879, 

Preston — Jackson branch. 81 

Edward Chandlee, b. 1851, m. 1874 Fanny Iddings 
Lea, dau. of Thomas Lea by his w. Beulah Iddings, 

Issue (surname Dickinson) : 
Alice Anna, b. Aug. 6, 1875, 
Thomas Lea, h. Sep. 13, 1876, 
Henry Tyson, b. Feb. 17, 1878, d. v. Mch. 27, 1878, 
Mary E., b. 1855, ra. 1875 William' Whiting, 

Issue (surname Whiting) : 

Charles Breck, b. Mch. 13, 1877, 
Florence Lambert, b. May 14, 1879, 

Deborah Ann, b. 1822, d. inf., 

Deborah Ann, b. 1823, d. Dec, 1880, m. 1846 Robert 
Archer, M. D., of Harford Co., Md., 
Issne (surname Archer) : 
- Mary J., b. 1849, m. James Starr of Lycoming Co., 


Issue: one child, d. y., 

Hannah I., b. 1852, 
Robert Harris, b. 1856. 

Mary Hill Jackson, b, 6, 10, 1787, dau. of Richard B. and 
Deborah Jackson, p. 78, d. 1828, m. June, 1818 Jeremiah Brown, 
Member of Congress and Member of the Convention to revise the Con- 
stitution of Pennsylvania, d. in 3rd mo., 1859. 
Issue (surname Brown) : 
Caleb L, b. 1820, d. y., 
Richard Jackson, b. 1821, d. y., 

Deborah Hill, now of Kirk's Mills, Lancaster Co., m. Reu- 
ben Cook, who d. 1, 12, 1879, 
Issue (surname Cook) : 
Howard , 

Mary, d. y. 1, 12, 1857, 
Walter B., 
Mary Annie, 
Alice B., 
j Jeremiah J., b. 1825, d. y., 
I Elizabeth A., b. 1825, d. y., 
Mary Letitia, b. 1828, d. y. 


82 Presion — Iddings branch. 

Harriet Hill Jackson, b. 1789, dau. of Richard B. and De- 
borah Jackson, p. 78, d. at "Eiverside" in 1876, m. Phila. 1812 Caleb 
Pierce Iddings, b. 1788, teller in the United States Bank, removed 
from Philadelphia to Maryland in 1841, d. at his residence, "River- 
side," in Montgomery Co. of that State, in 1863. 
Issue (surname Iddings) : 

James, a merchant, d. 1863, m. Frances Martin, 
Issue (surname Iddings) : 

James C, of New York, clerk, 
George W., of New York, clerk, 
Frank H., of Phoenixville, Pa., clerk, 
Deborah J., d. 1877, m. Joseph S. Paxsou, 
Issue (surname Paxson) : 
Richard C, dec'd, 
Richard J., of Montgomery Co., Md., mercliant and farmer, 
Mary, m. William A. Parker of Boston, Mass., 
Issue (surname Parker) : 

Henry A., grad. Gen. Theol. Sem., Rector of P. E. Church 

at North Conway, N. H., ra. Mary Seabury, 
Issue (surname Parker) : 


AVilliam I., cotton and wool broker in Boston, ra. Anna 


Issue (surname Parker) : 
AViLLiAM P., merchant in New York, m. Almira Gillett, 

Issue (surname Iddings) : 

Charles Frey, merchant in Cincinnati, m. Viola Hoxie, 
Joseph P., of Orange, N. J., Civil Engineer, 
Beulah, m. Thomas Lea of Montgomery Co., Md., farmer. 
Issue (surname Lea) : 
Harriet I., 

Richard I., of Montgomery Co., Md., farmer, 
Fanny I., m. Edward C. Dickinson of Wellsboro', Pa., 
miller, son of John Dickinson by his w. Mary P. Jack- 
son (see p. 81), 

Preston — Iddings branch. 33 

Henry T., of Montgomery Co., Md., miller, m. Helen 


Issue (surname Lea) : 

f John B., 
I Henry Kush, 

Harriet H., m. Uriah S. Kirk of Phila., dentist. 
Issue (surname Kirk) : 
Herbert, of Phila., clerk, 
C. Edward, M. D., of Montgomery Co., Mtl., m. Harriet J. 
Retzer (see p. 78), 

Issue (surname Iddings) : 
Charles M., clerk, 
Deborah J., 
William A., 
Edward R., 
Charles A., of Montgomery Co., Md., farmer, m. Elizabeth 

Issue (surname Iddings) : 

Frederick T., of Phooinixville, Pa., clerk, 
Ernest L., of Montgomery Co., Md., farmer, 
Richard P., of Montgomery Co., Md., farmer. 

Henry Moore, b. 5, 29, 1753, son of Mordecai and Elizabeth 
Moore, p. 75, resided in Montgomery Co., afterwards in Lancaster 
Co., where he d. 1829, m. Priscilla Hill Jackson, sister of R. B. Jack- 
son before mentioned. She d. 1821. 
Issue (surname Moore) : 

Mordecai, b. 5, 9, 1783, m. Margaret Merrick, see below, 
Mary, b. 7, 11, 1784, m. Perry Lukens, see p. 85, 
Samuel Preston, b. 11, 11, 1787, m. EHzabetii M. Jackson, 

see p. 86, 
Elizabeth, b. 2, 9, 1790, m. Joseph Fussell, see p. 87, 
MiLCAH Martha, b. 1, 20, 1792, m. Solomon Fussell, see 

p. 89, 
Richard, b. 4, 20, 1794, m. Sarah Foulke, see p. 90, 
Charles, b. 4, 9, 1797, m. Dinah Hawley, see p. 91. 

Mordecai Moore, b, 5, 9, 1783, son of Henry and Priscilla 
H. Moore, as above, removed to Arkansas, m. Margaret Merrick. 
Issue (surname Moore) : 
(I.) Henry Norrls, of Sibley, Iowa, m. Phebe Dartt, 

84 Preston — Moore branch. 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
Sadie M., m. I. F. Farnsworth, M. D., of Clarion Co., Pa., 

Issue (surname Farnsworth) : 

Charles, telegraph operator in Pittsburgh, 

Edward Henry, corp. in 2nd Wis. Cav., d. Mch. 28, 1865, 

Wallace Mordecai, corp. in 1st Pa. Rifles, thrice wounded, 

losing right arm, now auditor of Osceola Co., Iowa, 

m. Mary Tipple, 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
Mary Phoebe, 
Leon Wallace, 
Henry Otis, 
Mattie P., b. June 24, 1843, m. July 9, 1861 W. A. 

Yarnell, of Searcy, Ark., 
Issue (surname Yarnell): 
Charles W., b. Apr. 16, 1864, 
Mary Irene, b. Aug. 13, 1866, 
Martha Allen, b. Sep. 28, 1868, 
James H., b. Sep. 7, 1870, 
John S., b. Jany. 9, 1873, 
Sadie 11., b. Jany. 3, 1875, 

Thomas L., of Wellsboro', Pa., m. Amanda Avery, 

Issue (surname Moore) : 

Charles R., dentist, burgess of St. Petersburg, Pa., m. 

Harriet J. Coulter, 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
Edward Henry, 
Carrie Coulter, 
Mary L., m. Samuel M. Boyd of Alleghany City, atty.- 


Issue (surname Boyd) : 
William Charles, 
Otis G., dentist, in Clarion Co., Pa., m. Emma Trainer, 
Issue (surname Moore) : 
Alice Langfelt, 
Freda Trainer, 
Ophelia, m. Henry Doumaux of Alleghany Co., Pa., 

who d. s. p., 

(II.) Richard Jackson, b. Delmar May 9, 1813, of Tioga 

Co., Pa., m. Mary Ann Bailey, who d. June 5, 1877, 

Issue (surname jMoore) : 

Gibson Langdon, b. Mch. 30, 1835, d. y. Sep. 23, 1835, 

Lucy E., b. Feb. 13, 1837, m. 1864 Ira Davenport 

Hotchkiss of Wellsboro', Pa., 

Lucinda Margaret, b. Dec. 13, 1844, d. y. Dec. 23, 


(III.) Israel Merrick, m. Nancy Jane Martin, 

Issue (surname Moore : 

Preston — Moore branch. 85 

John Mordecai, atty.-at-law in Little Rock, Ark., and 

Reporter of the Supreme Court of Arkansas, 

Mary Allen, 


Nancy Jane, 

(IV.) Samuel Pkestox, of Tioga Co., Pa., ra. Roxenia L. Parker, 

Issue (surname Moore) : 

Charles, of Tioga Co., m. Eliza Potter, 
Issue (surname Moore) : 
Clarissa, m. John Westbrook of Canton, Pa., 
Issue (surname Westbrook) : 
two children, 

Wellington, m. , 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
one child, 

Mary, m. Ray Westbrook, 
Beulah, d. y., 

Ellen, m. , 

(V.) Charles, m. Eleanor White, 
Issue (surname Moore) : 

(VI.) Gideon Wells, m. Nancy Jane Magness, 
Issue : one child, 
(VII.) Mary Lockwood, dec'd, m. Read B. M. Carlile, 
Issue (surname Carlile) : 
(VIII.) Rachel Wells, m. David Bogle, and had three children, 
(IX.) Beulah Jackson, m. Read B. M. Carlile, and had four 

Mary Moore, b. 7, 11, 1784, dau. of Henry and Priscilla H. 
Moore, see p. 83, now dec'd, m. Perry Lukens. 

86 Preston — Lukens branch. 

Issue (surname Lukens) : 

Henry, m. Elizabeth Hawksworth, and had issue, 
Jane, m. Charles Kirk, and had issue, 

Thomas, m. , and had issue, 

Richard M., m. Caroline Thomas, 
Issue (surname Lukens) : 

Isaac, m. Edith Satterthwaite, 

Issue (surname LukeusJ : 

Charles, m. , 

Issue (surname Lukens) : 

Horace, m. Anna Strouse, and had two children, 

Mary, m. Lewis Strouse of Illinois, 
Issue (surname Strouse) : 

Priscilla, d. num.. 

Perry, m. , and had issue, 

Margaret, m. Joshua Mullin, 
Issue (surname Mullin) : 

Elwood, m. , 

Mary Jane, 

Edith, m. Albert Smith of Chicago, 
Allan, m,, 1st, Mary Ann Swayne, and, 2nd, Ann Gordon, 
Issue (surname Lukens) all by 1st wife : 





William, m. Elizabeth , 

Issue (surname Lukens) : 



Samuel Preston Moore, b. 11, 11, 1787, son of Henry and 
Priscilla H. Moore, p. 83, m. 1815 Elizabeth M. Jackson, dau. of 
Richard B. and Deborah Jackson (see page 78). 
Issue, (surname Moore) : 
Harriet Jackson, b. 1816, d. 1867, m. Josiah King, 
Issue (surname King) : 

Preston — Moore branch. 87 

Elizabeth Moore, b. 1852, m. Howard Cooper, 

Issue (suriKime Cooper) : 

Henry Allan, b. i818, of Philu., m. Asenath C. Green of 

Kennett Square, Chester Co., 
Deborah J., b. 1819, of Quakertown, Pa., unm., 
Priscilla Hill, b. 1822, d. Huntsville, lud., Nov., 1881, m. 
Caleb P. Bradley, 

Issue (surname Bradley) : 

Elizabeth Moore, b. 1842, d. 1877, m. 1865 Cervantes 

Issue (surname Watson) : 
Joseph, b. 1866, d. y., 
Mary H., b. 1867, 
Alice, b. 1868, d. y., 
Deborah Moore, b. 1872, 

Joseph, b. 1844, d. s. p. 1862, 

Henry Allan, b. 1846, d. y., 

Hannah C, b. 1847, ra. 1865 Theodore Foxworthy, 

Issue (surname Foxworthy) : 
Landor B., b. 1867, 
Edwin C, b. 1868, d. 1878, 
Henry R., b. 1870, 
Ira Allan, b. 1874, 
Inez, b. 1875, d. y., 

William P., b. 1848, of Jacksonville, 111., machinist, 
Mary Letitia, b. 1826, d. 1859, ra. 1847 James S. Paxson 
of Lancaster Co., Pa., d. 1876, 
Issue (surname Paxson) : 

Emma K., b. 1848, m. Peter Gilmore, 

Issue (surname Gilmore) : 
James P., b. 1875, d. y., 
Marv Alice, b. 1876, 

Elizabeth M.", b. 1849, 
Mary Alice, b. 1852, 
William Allan, b. 1854, 
Samuel Preston, b. 1857, 
James M., b. 1859, 
KiCHARD Preston, b. 1828, m. ISIasscy Ann Wilson, 
Issue (surname Moore) : 

Elizabeth Moore, b. 2, 9, 1790, dau. of Henry and Priscilla 

88 Preston — Fussell branch. 

H. Moore, see p. 83, d. 2, 19, 1865, m. Gwynedd F. M. 6, 14, 1814 
Joseph Fussell, b. Chester Co., Pa., 4, 26, 1787, d. Fall Creek, Madi- 
son Co., Ind., 10, 15, 1855. (See " Dawson Family " by C. C. Daw- 
son, 1874.) 

Issue (surname Fussell) : 

Henry Bartholomew, of Media, Pa., m. 5, 5, 1842 Maria 
Douglass of Phila., 

Issue (surname Fussell) : 
El wood G., d. aged 13, 
Henry M., of Delaware Co. bar, m. Mary Townsend 


Issue (surname Fussell) : 


Anna Catharine, d. unm., 

Maria Louisa, d. unm., 

Adaline W., d. unm., 



Priscilla, d. inf., 

Rebecca Bond, d., m. Fall Creek, Ind., F. M. 11, 22, 1849 

Charles J. Rogers of Fall Creek, 

Issue (surname Rogers) : 

Charles Henry, d. y. 4, 15, 1854, 

Solomon Fussell, d. inf, 5, 12, 1855, 

Charles Fussell, d. inf. 5, 24, 1855, 

Sarah D., 

Samuel, of Pendleton, Ind., dee'd, m., 1st, in Phila. Mary 

Matilda Lee, who d. in Indiana, and, 2nd, at Fall Creek F. 

M. in 1861 Annie E,, dau. of Charles J. Rogers, 

Issue (surname Fussell) by 1st wife : 

Elizabeth L., m. John Bunker, now of Kansas, 
Issue: one child, 

Joseph B., now of Kansas, m. Mary Crosley, 

Issue : four children, 
Mary Matilda, d. unm., 

Laura, d. unm.. 

Issue (surname Fussell) by 2nd wife : 

Charles Rogers, 

Mary Matilda, 

Sarah Rebecca, 

Solomon H., 

Preston — Fussell branch. 89 

Mary Jane, d. 8, 20, 1854, ra. Indianapolis 10, 15, 1848 
Richard Hodges, 

Issue (surname Hodges) : 
Edward W., 
Elizabeth Moore, m. 12, 2, 1853 Joseph B. Lewis of Fall 
Creek, Ind., 

Issue (surname Lewis) : 

Mary Jane, d. inf. 12, 19, 1855, 
John Joseph, 
Maud Mary, 
Evangeline Elizabeth, 
Solomon, d. aged 14 mos., 
Solomon, d. aged 2 weeks, 

John Lewis, of Pendleton, Ind., m. Mary Jane Hardy, 
Issue (surname Fussell) : 
Ella Jane, 

Ernest, d. y., 8, 11, 1862, 
Mary Elizabeth. 

MiLCAH Martha Moore, b. 1,20, 1792, dau. of Henry and Pris- 
cilla Moore, p. 83, d. 8, 16, 1833, m. Gwynedd F. M. 2, 16, 1816 
(being 1st w. of) Solomon Fussell, b. Chester Co., Pa., 6, 28, 1789, d. 
Fall Creek, Ind., 3,1,1849. (See " Dawson Family" by C. C. 

Issue (surname Fussell) : 

Bartholomew Bond, d. y. 1818, 

Priscilla Moore, m. Fall Creek F. M. 2, 23, 1837 Lewis 
W. Thomas of Chester Co., Pa., afterwards of Fall Creek, 

Issue (surname Thomas) : 

John Lewis, of Fall Creek, farmer, m. Fall Creek 
F. M. 9, 18, 1862 Caroline, dau. of Charles Swain 

of Bristol, Pa., 

Issue (surname Thomas) : 
Emma Fussell, 
Lewis W., d. v., 
Charles Swain, 
Lewis W., 
Martha Moore, m. Fall Creek F. M. Aaron JNIorris 

of Madison Co., Ind., manufacturer of agricultural 


90 Preston — Fussell branch. 

Issue (surname Morris) : 
William F., 

Anna Lewis, m. F. M. Aug. 17, 1865 Benjamin 

Rogers of Pendleton, Ind., druggist, 
Issue (surname Rogers) : 
Jonathan J., 
Mary Thomas, 
Lucretia Mott, m. Robert Bond, 
Issue (surname Bond) : 
Jonathan, m. Emily, dau. of Joseph R. and Sarah 

Ann Rogers, 

Issue (surname Thomas) : 
Anna R., 
Joseph Reece, 

Esther Lewis, unm., 

Mary Swain, m. 1873 William Kinnard, 

Issue (surname Kinnard) : 

Solomon Fussell, 

Rebecca Lewis, d. unm., 

Priscilla Moore, d. unm., 

Alice Grace, m. Sep. 9, 1878 Edgar Whitely, 

Issue (surname Whitely) : 
Anna Maria, 

Sarah Jacobs, d. y. 1833, 
Bartholomew Bond, d. y. 1833, 
Henry Moore, d. inf. 1825, 

MiLCAH ^Martha, m. Fall Creek F. M. July 7, 1847 Simeon 
M. Lewis of Radnor, Delaware Co., Pa., since of Hunts- 
ville, Ind., 

Issue (surname Lewis) : 

Walter Hibbard, grad. M. D. (U. of P.), of Huutsville, 
Ind., m. July 1,1881 Jenette, dau. of Hervey and 
Leah M. Craven. 
Horace Fussell, of Huntsville, merchant, 
Susan M., d. num., 
Mary, d. y., 
Esther Lewis, d. 1833, 
Solomon, d. 1831, 
Rebecca Jane, d. y., 
Marion AV., d. y. 

Richard Moore, b. 4, 20, 1794, son of Henry and Priscilla 

Preston — Moore branch. 91 

Moore, p. 83, lived near Quakertown Pa., a prominent member of the 
Society of Friends, and active in the Anti-Slavery movement, shelter- 
ing and feeding some thousand fugitives, d. 4, 30, 1875, ni. Richland 
Meeting 1, 7, 1819 Surah, dau. of Theophilus and Hannah Foulke. 
Issue (surname Moore) : 

John Jackson, b. 11, 17, 1819, ni. Jane, dau. of Isaac and 
Elizabeth Warner, 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
Hannah, b. 7, 27, 1821, m. 10, 5, 1843 William M. 
Levick of the Phila. bar, many years a Controllor of the 
Public Schools of Phila., d. June 10, 1874, son of Ebe- 
nezer and Elizabeth Wetherill Levick, 
Issue (surname Levick) : 
Anna F., 
Elizabeth J. 

Charles Moore, b.4, 9, 1797, son of Henry and Priscilla Moore, 
p. 83, m. Dinah Hawley. 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
Henry, m. Mary Wiley, 
Issue (surname Moore) : 


Richard Moore, son of Richard and Margaret Moore, and gr'd- 
son of the Councillor, p. 74, was a planter on the paternal estate in 
Anne Arundel Co., Md., d. 1760, married Mary West of " the Wood 
Yard " on the Eastern Shore, Md. 
Issue (surname Moore) : 
Richard, d. y., 

Hannah, m. Hugh Roberts, see below, 
Stephen West, settled in Georgia, 
Samuel Preston, m. Susanna Pearson, see p. 94. 

92 Preston — Roberts branch. 

Hannah Moore, dau. of Richard and Mary Moore, last named, d. 
May 22, 1805, m. Hugh Roberts, who d. June 25, 1821, aged 77. 
Issue of Hugh and Hannah Roberts : 
Mary, d. inf., 

Elizabeth, d., m. July 10, 1794 John Davis of Phila., of the 
firm of Chancellor & Davis, merchants. 
Issue of John and Elizabeth Davis : 
Edmund, d. inf., 
Henry R., d. s. p. 1855, 
Lucetta, d. May 30, 1881, m. John Penington, see 

Douglass, d. inf., 
Allen, d. inf., 

Hannah Moore, d. s. p. Oct. 8 1879, 
Hannah M., d. May 23, 1835, m. Aug. 23, 1798 Tench 
Francis, who d. May 24, 1835, 

Issue of Tench and Hannah M. Francis : 
Louisa M., d. s. p. Mch. 14, 1888, 
Samuel Mifflin, d. inf., 
Catharine, m. Charles Washington Goldsborough, see below, 
Charles, d. inf., 
Samuel Preston, d. inf., 
Sarah, d. inf., 

Martha Ann, b. Sep. 12, 1787, d. s. p. 1856, m. July 31, 
1810 Andrew Caldwell Mitchell, who grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 
and was of Washington, D. C, d. May 10, 1826, 
Margaret Morris, b. Nov., 1790, d. Feb. 10, 1838, m. Dec. 
13, 1830 Nicholson Marache from the West Indies, after- 
wards of Phila., 
Issue of Nicholson and Margaret M. Marache : 
Henry, m., but d. s. p., 
Allen, b. July 23, 1793, d. Nov. 26, 1831, bu. St. Peter's, m. 
Feb. 16, 1822 Jane, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth Oakley, 
Issue (surname Roberts) : 

Caroline Goldsborough, now of Phila., unm., 
Elizabeth S., now of Phila., unm. 

Catharine Roberts, dau. of Hugh and Hannah Roberts, as 
above, dec'd, m. Aug. 28, 1802 Charles Washington Goldsborough, 
son of John Goldsborough of Four Square, Md. 

Preston — GobUborough branch. 93 

Issue (surname Goldsborough) : 

Caroline, b. Jany. 9, 1804, m. Oct. 6, 1825 John Lane Gard- 
ner, native of Mass., appointed Lieut, of Infantry in 1813, 
and Capt. 1823, served as Major in Mexican War, Col. 2nd 
U. S. Artill. July 23, 18G1, and brevet Brig.-Geu. Mcli. 13, 
1865, d. Feb. 19, 1869, 
Issue (surname Gardner) : 

Elizabeth Greenbury, m. Isaac F. Quinby, grad. West 
Point, and was teacher there, resigned from army in 
1852, Brig.-Gen. Mch. 17, 1862, resigning Dec. 31, 

1863, now Prof in Rochester University, N. Y., 

Issue (surname Quinby) : 
De Hart, 

John Gardner, 
Isaac H., 
Lois Olive, 

Charles Goldsborough, 
Henry Dean, 
Caroline Wallace, 
Elizabeth Greenbury, 
Edwin Kufus, 

Caroline Goldsborough, dec'd, m. William Wallace, of 

New York, 

Issue (surname Wallace! : 
Kate Gardner, 
Benjamin Lawrence, 
Charles Goldsborough, 
Mary Isabel, 
Catharine Francis, d. unm., 

Henry W., d. unm., 
Louis Malesherbes, b. Feb. 18, 1805, appointed midship- 
man U. S. Navy June 18, 1812, and Lieutenant 1825, in 
1833 removed to Florida, taking with him a colony of Ger- 
mans to cultivate lands belonging to his father-in-law Wil- 
liam Wirt, in the Seminole War commanded a company of 
mounted volunteers as well as an armed steamer, and served 
in Mexican War, made Captain Sep. 14, 1855, — In Aug., 
1861, he was placed in command of the North xVtlantic 
blockading squadron, and with Gen. Burnside commanded 
the joint military and naval expedition which succeeded in 
the capture of Roanoke Island. He was appointed Rear 
Admiral July 16, 1862. He d. Washington Feb., 1876. 
He m. Nov. 1, 1831 Elizabeth G., dau. of Hon. William 
Wirt, Atty.-Gen. of the United States, — 

94 Preston — Goldsborough branch. 

Issue (surname Goldsborough) : 
William Wirt, d. y., 

Louis Malesherbes, Lieut. U. S. Marines, d. s. p., 
Elizabeth Wirt, d. unm., 
Chaeles Henry, b. Dec. 22, 1806, d. s. p., 
John Roberts, b. July 2, 1809, appointed midshipman U. S. 
Navy Nov. 6, 1824, Captain July 16, 1862, and Commo- 
dore Apr. 13, 1867, retiring July 2, 1870, d. June 21, 1877, 
m. Phila. Dec. 27, 1855 Mary Lawrence Penington, dau. of 
John Penington (descend, of Shoemaker), 
Issue (surname Goldsborough) : 

Lucetta Penington, b. Sep. 29, 1856, 
Mary Lawrence, b. Sep. 29, 1856, 
Hugh Allen, b. Aug. 17, 1812, m. Ellen K. Leslie. 

Samuel Preston Moore, son of Richard and Mary Moore, p. 
91, enlisted in the Revolutionary army, and after the war removed 
from Wilmington, Del., to Virginia, m. Susanna, dau. of Isaac Pear- 
son of Darby, Pa. 

Issue (surname Moore) : 

Stephen West, m. Eleanor S. Gilbert, see below, 

Thomas, resided in Virginia, 

Hannah, resided in Virginia, 

Richard, of Clarksburg, Va., m. , 

Pearson, d. y., 

Lamar, resided in Virginia, 

Sarah, resided in Virginia, 

Mary Ann, resided in Virginia. 

Stephen West ;Moore, son of Samuel P. and Susanna Moore, 
resided in Charleston, S. C, dec'd, m. Eleanor Screven Gilbert of 

Issue (surname Moore) : 

Stephen West, grad. West Point 1827, Capt. 7th U. S. Inf., 
resigned in 1846, was Adj. and Inspector-General of Louisi- 
ana from 1835 to 1855, and Register of Conveyances in New 
Orleans from 1855 to 1859, noAV residing in New Orleans, 

assumed the name of Stephen M. Westmore, m. , 

Issue : 
Cecilia, m. King of So. Car., 

Preston — Iloore branch. 95 

Susan Pearson, 

Ellen Gilbert, 

Samuel Preston, asst. surg. U. S. A., resigned in 1861, was 

Surgeon-General of the C. S. Army, now of Riclimond, Va., 

m. Mary Augusta, dan. of Major Jacob Brown, U. S. A., 

Issue (surname Moore) : 

Preston, dec'd, m. , 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
Mary Preston, 
Cliarles Lloyd, 
Eleanor S., d. y., 

Eliza Strong, 

Charles Lloyd, d. s. p. 

Hannah Preston, b. 1693, dau. of the Councillor, d. 1772, m. 3, 
25, 1711 Samuel Carpenter, eldest son of that Samuel Carpenter who 
was at one time the richest man in the infant Colony of Pennsylvania, 
trusted friend of William Penn, and member of the Provincial Coun- 
cil, Treasurer of the Province, &ci. Samuel Carpenter the son was a 
merchant, and held some subordinate positions in the government. 
Issue (surname Carpenter) : 
Samuel, of Jamaica, d. Feb. 20, 1747, m. in Jamaica, 
Issue (surname Carpenter) : 

Samuel Inglesbe, of Kingston in Jamaica, gent., on 
whose estate 1. a. granted to a creditor Feb. 10, 1785, 
whether he left descendants is not known, 
Hannah, d. y., 

Thomas, of Kingston in Jamaica, merchant, survived 
his brother, may have left descendants, 
Pachel, of Salem, N. J., d. unm. Nov. 16, 1794, 
Preston, b. Oct. 28, 1721, m., 1st, Hannah Smith, and, 2ud, 

Hannah Mason, see below, 
Hannah, m. Samuel Shoemaker, see Shoemaker, 
Thomas, of Phila., merchant, d. s. p. 1770, by will, dat. Dec. 
21, 1767, leaving property to his mother, his "maiden sister 
Pachel," Samuel and Thomas Carpenter, sons of his dec'd 
bro. Samuel, the nine children of his brother Preston by his 
1st wife, &ct. 

Preston Carpenter, b. Oct 28, 1721, son of Samuel and Han- 
nah Carpenter, as above, removed to Salem, N. J., d. Oct. 20, 1785, 
m., 1st, Oct. 17, 1742 Hannah, dau. of Samuel Smith of Salem Co., 
N. J., and, 2nd, Hannah Mason, by the latter having no issue. 

96 Preston — Oarpenter branch. 

Issue (surname Carpexter), all by 1st wife: 

Hannah, b. Oct. 4, 1743, ra., 1st, Charles Ellet, and, 2nc], 

Jedediah Allen, see below, 
Samuel Preston, b. Nov. 1, 1745, d. y., 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 18, 1748, m. Ezra Firth, see p. 102, 
Kachel, b. Aug. 26, 1749, d. y. Nov. 26, 1749, 
Mary, b. Nov. 18, 1750, d. s. p. Oct. 30, 1821, m. 1777 

Samuel Tonkins, 
Thomas, b. Nov. 2, 1752, m. Mary Tonkins, see p. 105, 
William, b. Nov. 1, 1754, m., 1st, Elizabeth Wyatt, and, 

2nd, Mary Eedman, see p. 108, 
Margaret, b. Aug. 26, 1756, m. James M. "VYoodnutt, see p. 

John, b. Feb. 28, 1758, d. y. Nov. 2, 1773, 
Rachel, b. June 25, 1759, d. y., 

Martha, b. Aug. 19, 1760, m. Joseph Reeve, see p. 113, 
Samuel, b. Feb. 17, 1765, d. y. July 12, 1769. 

Hannah Carpenter, b. Oct. 4, 1743, dau. of Preston and Han- 
nah Carpenter, as above, d. 1820, m., 1st, 1768 Charles Ellet of New 
Jersey, and, 2nd, Jedediah Allen. 

Issue of Charles and Hannah Ellet : 

John, b. 1769, m., 1st, Mary Smith, and, 2nd, Sarah English, 

see p. 97, 
Sarah, b. 1770, d. s. p. 1824, m. Joseph Reeve of Salem Co., 

N. J., 
William, b. 1775, m. Elizabeth Taggert, see p. 99, 
Charles, b. 1777, ra. Mary Israel, see p. 99, 
Rachel Carpenter, b. 1780, m. James Wainwright, see p. 

Mary, b. 1782, d. unm. 1821, 
Issue of Jedediah and Hannah Allen: 
Hannah, m. James Smith of Salem N. J., 
Issue (surname Smith) : 

Sarah Ann, m. David M. Davis, ^I. D., 
Issue (surname Davis) : 

Preston — Smith branch. 97 

Mary, unm. 

John Ellet, b. 1769, son of Charles and Hannah Ellet, p. 96, 
possessed an ample estate in Salem Co., N. J., d. May 10, 1824, m., 
1st, 1792 Mary Smith, and, 2nd, Sarah English. 
Issne by 1st wife (surname Ellet) : 

Hannah Carpenter, b. Nov. 22, 1793, m. George Wishart 

Smith, see next page, 
Maria Chamless, d. unm,, 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Ellet) : 

Henry T., removed to Mississippi, where he became a Judge, 
m., 1st, Rebecca Champneys, dau. of Gov. Seeley of N. J., 
and, 2nd, Kate S., dau. of Jolm B. Coleman, 
Issue by 1st wife (surname Ellet) : 
Jane S., m. Richard B. Maury, M. D., 

Issue (surname Maury) : 
Richard B., 
Kate C, 
Henry E., 
John M., 
Joseph E., 
Ellen M., 
Joseph R., m. Laura Brantley, 

Issue (surname Ellet) : 
Rebecca C, 
Kate B., 
Lucy D., 
Kate C, m. Evan Shelby Jefferies, 

Issue (surname .Jefferies) : 
Henry Ellet, 
Eliza B., 
Rebecca Seeley, 
Evan S., 
Jennie M., 
William T., 
Kate J., 
Henry T., 

Issue by 2nd wife (surname Ellet) : 

John E., 

Edward C, 

Sarah E., 

Richard Maury, 
Sarah English, of Salem, N. J., num., 
John R., m. Jeane Dobson of Phila., 
Joseph Reeve. 


98 Preston — Smith branch. 

Hannah Carpenter Ellet, b. Nov. 22, 1793, dau. of John and 
Mary Ellet, see preceding page, d. Apr. 20, 1862, m., 1st, 1813 George 
Wishart Smith of Virginia, an officer in the war of 1812, son of Per- 
rin Smith by his w. Margaret Wishart, and, 2nd, Joseph E. Brown. 
Issue by 1st husband (surname Smith) : 

Mary Ellet, b. Talbot Co., Md., 1814, m. Gen. Richard 
Thomas of Queen Anne Co., Md., son of Capt. Richard 
Thomas, U. S. N., 

Issue (surname Thomas) : 
Anna Frances, 
Richard, d. y., 
Margaret Wishart, d. y., 

Charles Perrin, b. Phila., 1819, for a considerable period 
connected with the editorial profession, was three years mem- 
ber of Senate of New Jersey, and fifteen years Clerk of Su- 
preme Court of that State, during the Civil War was Chair- 
man of the Union State Executive Committee, compiled 
" The Lloyd and Carpenter Family," and is member of the 
Powys Land Hist, and Archaeol. Soc. of Wales, m. 1843 
Hester A., dau. of Col. Matthew Driver of Caroline Co., Md., 
Issue (surname Smith) : \y 

Ellen Wishart, d. y. 1858, 
Charles Perrin, d. y. 1864, 
Elizabeth Alford, b. 1850, 
Florence Burman, b. 1856, 
Oeorgiana Wishart, b. Salem 1821, m. Col. Samuel C. 
Harbert of Phila., 

Issue (surname Harbert) : 
William Ellet, d. y., 
Mary V., 

F^lla M., m. Howard Hamilton of Phila., 
Issue (surname Hamilton) : 
Samuel H., 
Issue by ■2nd husband (surname Brow'x) : 

William Henry, m. Mary W. Thomas, 

Issue (surname Brown) : 

Joseph F., d. y., 

Charles Perrin, 

Lydia P., 

William Henry, d. y., 

Mary Frances, 

Preston — Brovm branch. 99 

Thomas S., 
Joseph Francis, officer in Union army. 

William Ellet, b. 1775, son of Charlds and Hannah Ellet, p. 96, 
resided in New York City, d. 1836, ra. Elizabeth Taggert of X. J. 
Issue (surname Ellet) : 
Sarah Ann, d. num., 

William H., grad. A. B. (Cohirabia) and M. D. (Kutger's 
Geneva), was Prof, of Chemistry in Columbia College, and 
in 1835 became Prof, of Physics in College of South Caro- 
lina, d. Jany. 26, 1859, m. Elizabeth Fries Lummis, native 
of Sodus, N. Y., dau. of William N. Lummis, M. D., — Al- 
" libone's Diet, of Authors says, "She has been one of the most 
voluminous, and certainly one of the most popular, writers 
of America." She has published : Poems Original and 
Selected, 1835, Teresa Contarini, a Tragedy acted in 1835, 
Scenes in the Life of Joanna of Sicily, 1840, 12rao., The 
Women of the American Eevolution, 1848, 3 vols., 12 mo.. 
Summer Rambles in the West, 1853, Queens of American 
Society, 1865, &ct. &ct.— 
Charles, some time of California, d. N. Y. 1868. 

Charles Ellet, b. 1777, son of Charles and Hannah Ellet, p. 
96, resided in Bucks Co., Pa., d. 1847, m. 1801 Mary, dau. of Israel 
Israel, Sheriff of Phila. Co. She d. Nov. 3, 1870, aged 91. 
Issue (surname Ellet) : 

Adaline, d. before Mch. 26, 1822, 
Israel C, d. before Mch. 26, 1822, 
Martha, d. before Mch. 26, 1822, 
Margaretta, d. before Mch. 26, 1822, 
Hannah, d. Dec. 19, 1847, ra. George C. Hale, 
Issue (surname Hale) : 

Mary Anna, m. Cleaveland M. Crandell, 
Charles, b. Bucks Co., Pa., 1810, educated at Paris as a civil 
engineer, was Chief Engineer of the James lliver & Kana- 
wha Canal, Chief Engineer of the Virginia Central R. R., 
President of the Sciiuylkill Navigation Co., the constructor 
of the wire bridge across the Schuylkill, the first of the 
kind on this Continent, and wrote on the Hydrography of 
the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, &ct., was among the first 

100 Preston — Ellet branch. 

to advocate the use of steam rams, suggesting a plan to the 
Russian government by which to destroy the allied fleet 
before Sebastopol, and was eventually engaged by the U. S. 
Secy, of War under a contract to construct and test wooden 
rams on the "Western rivers, was fatally wounded off Mem- 
phis June 6, 1862, where the enemy's fleet was almost en- 
tirely destroyed, mainly through the efficiency of his rams, 
d. June 21, 1862, m. Elvira A., dau. of Judge William 
Daniels of Lynchburgh, Va., 
Issue (surname Ellet) : 

Charles Rivers, b. Phila., 1841, M. D., entered Union 
army as a surgeon, attained the rank of Colonel, d. 
s. p. Oct. 31, 1863, 

Mary V., m. William Cabell of Virginia, 
Issue (surname Cabell) : 

Elvira E., 

Charles E., 

William D., 



Cornelia E., d. s. p., 

William D., 
Mary, d. s. p. Nov. 8, 1834, ra. James Bailey, 
Sarah R., d. before Mch. 26, 1822, 
Israel F., d. Oct. 19, 1823, 

John Israel, m., 1st, Laura Scarett, and, 2nd, Mary Skill- 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Ellet) : 

John A., was Colonel in the Civil War, m. Elizabeth 


Issue (surname Ellet) : 

Issue by 2nd wife (surname Ellet) : 


Richard S., m. Bettie Cullen, 
Essue (surname Ellet) : 

Winthrop C, 
Eliza, d. June 18, 1841, m. George S. Bryan, 
Issue (surname Bryan) : 

Preston — EUet branch. 101 

Mary E., d. s. p. July, 1869, ra. Robert Albree of 
Edward C, M. D., of Bunker Hill near Alton, HI., m. 
Lydia Little of N. J., 
Issue (surname El let) : 

Annie, m. Eobinson, 

Alfred W., succeeded his brother in command at battle of 
Memphis, was Colonel, afterwards Brig.-Gen. U. S. V., m., 
1st, Sarah Jane Robarts of Phila., she d. Oct. 8, 1875, and, 
2nd, Abigail Robarts. 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Ellet) : 

Edward C, m. Fannie Van Dorn, 

Issue (surname Ellet) : 
Alfred W., 
William H., m. Annie W. Padgett, 
Issue (surname Ellet) : 
Ellet E., 
Bertie L., 
■ _ William H., 
Elvira A., m. Charles J. Kendall, 
Issue (surname Kendall) : 
Sarah E. 

Rachel Carpenter Ellet, b. 1780, dau. of Clmrles and Hannah 

Ellet, p. 96, was a minister among Friends, d. 1855, m. James Wain- 

wright of Maryland. 

Issue (surname Wainwright) : 

William J., of Phila., merchant, d. 1869, m. Sarah Church 

of N. J., 

Thomas B., of Pittsburgh, merchant, dec'd, m. Emily Watson, 

Issue (surname Wainwright) : 

Rachel, d. s. p., 

Caroline, m. Hiram Kimball, 

John Watson, Lieut. U. S. V., d. s. p., 

Alice, m. Arthur Miller of Phila., 
Issue (surname Miller) : 

"William Hartshorne, 


Llewelyn Wainwright, 
Sarah E., d. s. p., 

James Ellet, m. Mary Delaney of Del., 

Issue (surname Wainwright) : 

Mary, m. Holcorab of California, 

Charles L., m. . 

102 Preston — Firth branch. 

Elizabeth Carpenter, b. Dec. 18, 1748, dau. of Preston and 
Hannah Carpenter, p. 96, m. 1767 Ezra Firth. 
Issue of Ezra and Elizabeth Firth : 

Preston, b. Oct. 25, 1769, m. Hannah Gibbs, see below, 
John, b. Oct. 28, 1771, m. Ann Thompson, see p. 103, 
Samuel, b. Oct. 14, 1773, of South Carolina, m. Mary Givins, 
Issue (surname Firth) : 

Mary, ra. Philip Givins, and had four children, 
Thomas, b. Feb. 14, 1776, d. s. p. aged about 80 yrs., 
Hannah, b. Sep. 26, 1778, m. Isaac C. Jones, see p. 103. 

Preston Carpenter Firth, b. Oct. 25, 1769, as above, dec'd, 
m. Hannah Gibbs, dec'd. 
Issue (surname Firth) : 

Maria Carpenter, d. 1858, m. Joseph West of Phila., real 
estate agent, who d. Dec. 5, 1879, 
Issue (surname West) : 

Clement Lawrence, b. Apr. 5, 1832, in Union army, 
Supt. U. S. Capitol Extension, d. Washington Dec. 
27, 1865, m. Dec. 11, 1860 Sallie C. Addison, 

Issue (surname West) : 

MoUie Addison, b. Sep. 13, 1861, 
Preston Carpenter Firth, b. Aug. 19, 1835, topograph. 

engineer, now in Michigan, m. Oct. 25, 1866 Olivia 

R. Sears, 

Issue (surname West) : 
Elise Alger, b. July 22, 1867, 
Montgomery Sears, b. May 14, 1869, 

Ezra, d. unm., 

Hannah Gibbs, of Phila., m. Roland Evans, since dec'd, 
Issue (surname Evans) : 
Ellen W., of Phila., num., 
Hannah G., of Phila., unm., 
Lucas, d. s. p., 

Sarah, d. Taylorville, 111., 12, 23, 1870, m. Richard Powel, 
who d. Taylorville 9, 11, 1875, 
Issue (surname Powel) : 

Mary Gibbs, d. unm. 9, 19, 1855, 
Charles worth, alderman of Taylorville, m. Rachel E. 
Milligan of Ohio, 

Preston — Firth branch. 103 

Issue (surname Powel) : 
Preston, d. Parkersburg, Va., 3, 10, 1841, 

Howard Milnor, of Taylorville, m., 1st, Sarah Jano 

Young of Illinois, and, 2nd, Emily A. D. Anderson 

nee Palmer, 
Issue (surname Powel) : 
Warren A., 
Sarah Jane, 
Hannah Edith, unm., 

Sarah Ann, d. Taylorville 8, 7, 1855, 

Richard McLean, 

Ellen Evans, m. 2, 2, 1882 Joseph A. Humphreys, 

Laura, d. Taylorville, 3, 24, 1854. 

John Firth, b. Oct. 28, 1771, dec'd, ra. Ann, dau. of Thomas 
Thompson of Salem, N. J. 
Issue (surname Firth) : 

Hannah Hedge, m. Joel Z, Reynolds, 
Issue (surname Reynolds) : 

Benjamin, ra. Helen Rosalie McCarraher, 

Issue (surname Reynolds) : 

Thompson, m. Mary Ann Myers, 

Edward, unm., 
Elizabeth Carpenter, unm., 

Thomas Thompson, Treasurer of the Pennsylvania R. R., d. 
July 22, 1881, m. Ann Jane Robb, 
Issue (surname Firth) : 

Franklin Jones, 

Austin Montgomery, 

Caroline, m. Frank Briscoe of Phila., artist, 
John, m. Ann Ashbridge, 
Samuel Hedge, m. . 

Hannah Firth, b. Sep. 26, 1778, page 102, now dec'd, m. Isaac 
C. Jones of Phila., merchant. 
Issue (surname Jones) : 

104 Preston — Jones branch. 

Samuel F., of New York city, dec'd, m. , 

Issue (surname Jones) : 

Fanny, m. Pell of N. Y., 

Sarah, m. Beadle, 

Elizabeth, m. Van Buren, 

Aquilla, grad. M. D. (U. of P.), dec'd, 
Lydia, d. Feb., 1878, ra. Caspar Wistar, M. D., 
Issue (surname Wistar) : 

Isaac J., emigrated to the West as a young man, and 
was in the service of the Hudson Bay Company, en- 
tered Union Army in May, 1861, recruiting the 
71st Penna. regt., and being chosen its Lieut.-Colo- 
nel, was wounded at Ball's Bluif, where the Colonel, 
Senator Baker of Oregon, was killed, Wistar succeed- 
ing to the command, wounded also at Antietam, made 
Brig.-General Nov. 29, 1862, lately President of the 
Pennsylvania Canal, now of Phila., in Penna. R. R. 
Co.'s service, m. Sarah Tolaud of Phila., 

Mary Wain, m. Moses Brown of Phila., merchant, 
Issue (surname Brown) : 

William Wistar, d. v., 

Thomas Wistar, 


Mary Wain Wistar, 
Margaret Vaux, m. Robert B. Haines of Cheltenham, 

Montgomery Co., 

Issue (surname Haines) : 


Robert Bowne, 

Mary Morton, 


Diedrich Jansen, 
Hannah, m. William Hacker, 
Issue (surname Hacker) : 


William Estes, 

Caspar Wistar, 

Sarah, m. William G. Rhoads, dec'd. 
Issue (surname Khoads) : 

Lydia Wistar, 

Jane Gibbons, 



William Gibbons, 


Lydia, m. Edward Hale Kendall of New York, 

Issue (surname Kendall): 
Isaac Wistar, 
Edward Hale, 

Preston — Jones branch. ]05 

William Wilberforce, dec'd, m. Anna Mary Aldersou 

of England, 

Issue (surname Wistar) : 
Emma W., 

Thomas, grad. M. D. (U. of P.), of Phila., 

Katharine J., num., 
Franklin C, of Phila,, 
Mary C, d. unm., 
William F., of Phila., 

Isaac, of Germantown, Phila., m. Sarah W. Woodruff, 
Issue (surname Jones) : 

Woodruff, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 

Hannah E., ra. Lloyd P. Smith, see Logan. 

Thomas Carpenter, b. Nov. 2, 1752, son of Preston and Hannah 
Carpenter, p. 96, was of Carpenter's Landing, Gloucester Co., N. J., 
and was paymaster and commissary in the New Jersey Line during the 
Revolution, d. July 7, 1847. He m. Mary Tonkins. 
Issue (surname Carpenter) : 

Samuel, b. Jany. 6, 1775, d. s. p. Apr. 16, 1792, 
Edward, b. June 4, 1777, m. Sarah Stratton, see below, 
Rachel, b. Oct. 23, 1782, d. y. Oct. 7, 1784. 

Edward Carpenter, b. June 4, 1777, as above, was of Glassboro', 
N. J., glass manufacturer (works being since owned by Whitney 
Bros.), d. Mch. 13, 1813, m. Sep. 5, 1799 Sarah, dau. of Dr. James 
Stratton of Swedesboro', N. J., by his 1st w. Anna, dau. of Benj. 
Harris of Be«-ndbrook, N. J. IX C. 

Issue (surname Carpenter) : ^ 

Thomas Preston, b. Apr. 19, 1804, practised law for many 
years in Woodbury, N. J., and was Associate Judge of the 
Supreme Court of the State from 1845 to 1852, d. Mch. 2, 
1876, ra. Nov. 19, 1839 Rebecca, dau. of Dr. Samuel Hop- 

Issue (surname Carpenter) : 

Susan Mary, b. Aug. 4, 1840, unm., 
Anna Stratton, b. June 10, 1843, d. unm. Dec. 13, 1869, 
Thomas Preston, b. Sep. 23, 1846, d. y. Aug. 25, 1848, 
James Hopkins, b. Nov. 18, 1849, grad. A. B. (U. of 
P.), of Camden Co. bar, unm.. 

106 Preston — Carpenter branch. 

Maey Tonkin, b. Sep. 14, 1805, now of Camden, N. J., m. 
Richard W. Howell of the Camden Co. bar, d. Aug. 12, 
1859, son of Col. Howell of " Fancy Hill," 
Issue (surname Howell) : 

John Pascal], b. Apr. 12, 1831, d. y. June 2, 1832, 
Edward Carpenter, b. July 24, 1833, d. y. Mch. 5, 1834, 
Samuel Bedell, b. Sep. 30, 1834, grad. M. D. (U. of P.), 
m. Maria E., dau. of Rev. Wm. Neill, D. D., 

Issue (surname Howell) : 
William Neill, b. Aug. 8, 1860, 
Richard "Washington, b. Aug. 17, 1862, 
Henry Elmer, b. Dec. 8, 1866, 
Sophie Neill, b. Julv 21, 1876, 
Charles Stratton, b. Dec. 21, 1837, 

Richard Holmes Offly, b. Apr. 2, 1840, d. y. Jany. 3, 

Joshua Ladd, b. June 16, 1842, of Phila,, m. Apr. 15, 

1875, Mary Eyre Savage, dau. of William Lyttleton 

Savage of Phila , 

Issue (surname Howell) : 

Evelyn Virginia, b. July 7, 1877, 

Thomas James, b. Oct. 10, 1844, Lieut, in N. J. Vols., 
killed at Gaines' Mills June 27, 1862, 

Anna, b. Sep. 12, 1846, m. June 10, 1869 Malcolm 
Lloyd of Phila., 

Issue (surname Llovd) : 
Howell, b. Mch. 2, 1871, 
Malcolm, b. Jany, 16, 1874, 
Stacy Barcroft, b. Aug. 1, 1876, 
Francis Vernon, b. Aug. 31, 1878, 
Anne Howell, b. Dec. 2, 1880, 

Francis Lee, b. May 20, 1849, d. s. p. Aug. 2, 1872, 
Sarah Carpenter, b.'Oct. 30, 1850, d. Dec. 4, 1850, 
James Stratton, b. Oct. 14, 1807, grad. M. D. (U. of P.), 
finished his medical education abroad, settled at Pottsville, 
Pa., where he practised until his death, was some time Presi- 
dent of State Medical Association of Penna., d. Jany. 31, 
1872, m. Oct. 12, 1832 Camilla Julia Sanderson, dau. of 
John Sanderson, author of the " Lives of the Signers," 
Issue (surname Carpenter) : 

John Thomas, b. June 27, 1833, grad. A. B. and M. D. 

• (U. of P.), was surgeon Pa. Vols., U. S. Medical 

Director in Department of the Ohio, and President of 

Army Medical Board, is now of Pottsville, m. 1855 

Eliza, dau. of Charles M. Hill of Pottsville, 

Preston — Carpenter branch. 107 

Issue (surname Carpenter) : 

James Stralton, grad. M. D. (U. of P.), 

Caroline, m. Rev. John Brazer Draper, of Illinois, 



Sarah Stratton, b. June 14, 1835, ra. Dec. 27, 1853 
Rev. Daniel Washburue, Rector of Episcopal Church 

at Ashland, Pa., 

Issue (surname Washburue) : 
Mary Howell, b. Mch. 11, 1855, 
James Stratton, b. Mav 22, 1856, d. y., 
John Bohlen, b. Aug. 25, 1857, 
Louis Cope, b. Jan v. 25, 1860, 
Thomas Preston, b.'Apr. 10, 1862, 
Anna Carpenter, b. Apr. 2, 1864, 
Camilla Richards, b. Sep. 11, 1865, 
Cornelia Sanderson, b. Sep. 11, 1865, d. v., 
Daniel, b. Oct. 27, 1869, 
Sarah Stratton, b. Jany. 4, 1872, 
Frances M., b. July 7, 1873, 
Emily, b. Aug. 19, 1875, 
George Herbert, b. Jany. 14, 1877, 
Sophie Carre, unni., 

Cornelia Maria, unm., 

James Edward, b. Sep. 29, 1843, d. y. Jany. 18, 1845, 
Preston, b. Sep. 29, 1843, served in Union army, now 
of Pottsville, ra., 1st, Apr. 15, 1869 Catharine Clark- 
son Wheeler, d. July 7, 1875, and, 2nd, Oct. 7, 1877 

Henrietta M. Parry nee Wheeler, 
Issue bv 1st w. (surname Carpenter) : 
Kate B., b. Mch. 18, 1870, 
James S., b. Nov. 17, 1871, 
Issue by 2nd w. (surname Carpenter) : 
Dale Benson, b. June 24, 1878, 
Camilla, unm., 

Mary Howell, unm., 

Richard Howell, b. Mch. 2, 1858, 

Samuel Tonkin, b. Xov. 28, 1810, Rector of the Episcopal 

Church at Smyrna, Del., and elsewhere, Chaplain U. S. A., 

d. Dec. 26, 1864, bu. Trinity Church, Swedesboro', N. J., m., 

1st, May 26, 1841, Frances Champlain of Derby, Ct., and, 

2nd, Emilie D. Thompson of Wilmington, Del., 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Carpenter): 

Samuel Champlain Blakeslee, b. Nov. 10, 1842, served 

in Union army, d. Sep. 28, 1871, 

Frances Mary, b. July 21, 1844, 

Issue by 2nd wife (surname Carpenter) : 

Herbert Dewey, b. June 2, 1853, 

108 Preston — Carpenter branch, 

Florence, b. Dec. 22, 1854, m. 1881 , 

Horace Thompson, b. Oct. 10, 1857, 

Richard Howell, b. Dec. 21, 1861, 
Lewis Tonkin Chatfield, b. Nov. 17, 1864, 
Edward, b. May 17, 1813, of Phila., conveyancer, m. Nov. 
16, 1837 Anna M., dau. of Benj. M. Howey of "Pleasant 
Meadows," Gloucester Co., N. J., 
Issue (surname Carpenter) : 

Louis Henry, b. Feb. 11, 1839, Capt. 10th U. S. 
Cavalry, and brevet Col. U. S. Army, having 
entered the service during the Civil War as a pri- 
vate in 6th Cavalry, served on Sheridan's staff, and 
commanded a regiment with rank of Col. U. S. Vols., 
James Edward, b. Mch. 6, 1841, served in 8th Penna. 
Cav., Captain and brevet Major, wounded at Phila- 
mont, now of the Phila, bar, Treas. of the Hist. Soc. of 
Penna., and Second Lieut, of First City Troop, m. 
Oct. 17, 1867 Harriet Odin Dorr, dau. of Rev. Dr. 

Benjamin Dorr, Rector of Christ Church, Phila., 
Issue (surname Carpenter) : 
Edward, b. Aug. 27, 1872, 
Helen, b. Nov. 11, 1874, 
Grace, b. Oct. 25, 1876, d. y. Mch. 26, 1877, 
William Dorr, b. June 26, 1879, 
Sarah Caroline, m. Jany. 18, 1865 Andrew Wheeler of 

Morris, Wheeler, & Co., son of Charles Wheeler, 

Issue (surname Wheelerj : 

Samuel Bowman, 
James May, 
Walter Stratton, 

Mary Howell, b. Jany. 22, 1845, 

Caspar Wistar, b. Apr. 13, 1847, d. y. Nov. 2, 1848, 

Thomas Preston, b. Apr. 30, 1849, now of Buffalo, Genl. 

Passenger Agent of the Lake Superior Transit Co., 
Henrietta Howey, b. Jany. 22, 1855, d. y., 
Charles Creightou Stratton, b. Nov. 11, 1860, entered 

U. of P., d. before graduation Feb. 8, 1881. 

William Carpenter, b. Nov. 1, 1754, son of Preston and Han- 
nah Carpenter, p. 96, lived at Mannington, Salem Co., N. J., d. Jany. 
12, 1837, m., 1st, May 29, 1782 Elizabeth, dau. of Bartholomew 

Preston — Carpenter branch. 109 

Wyatt of Salem Co., N. J., and, 2nd, Dec. 2, 1801 Mary, dau. of 
John Redman of Salem, N. J. 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Carpenter) : 

Mary Wyatt, b. June 3, 1783, m. James Hunt, 
Issue (surname Hunt): 

Elizabeth Wyatt, b. Jany. 28, 1801, d. s. p. June 1, 

1825, m. Feb., 1823 George Diehl, 
Rachel Gibbons, b. Jany. 12, 1803, d. s. p. Dec. 28, 

1828, m. Jany. 23, 1828 George Ford, 
Mary Carpenter, b. Oct. 9, 1805, d. s. p. July 18, 

1836, m. Oct. 15, 1835 John Richardson, 
John, b. Oct. 17, 1810, m. Jany. 5, 1832 Ann B. 

Naomi, b. Jany. 25, 1812, d. s. p., m. May 8, 1832 
Thomas J, Bonsall, 

William, b. Sep. 30, 1814, m. , 

Hannah, b. Apr. 28, 1817, m. , 

Sarah, b. June 10, 1819, d. y. Nov. 3, 1825, 
Hannah, b. May 27, 1785, d. y. Nov. 30, 1785, 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Carpenter) : 

William, b. Nov. 21, 1802, m., 1st, Hannah Scull, she d. s. 

p., and, 2nd, Phebe Warren, 
John Redman, b. Apr. 16, 1804, in employ of U. S. Bank, 

d. s. p. Dec. 21, 1833, 
Rachel Redmais^, b. Apr. 30, 1807, d. 8, 16, 1851, m, Dec. 
6, 1826 Charles Sheppard, 
Issue (surname Sheppard) : 

William C, m. Hannah E. Zornes, 
John R. C, 
Hannah, d. y., 

Samuel Preston, b. Jany. 26, 1812, m., 1st, Nov. 8, 1837, 
Hannah H. Acton, who d. 12, 30, 1851, dau. of Benjamin 
and Sarah Acton, and, 2nd, 12, 13, 1854 Sarah Sheppard, 
dau. of Thomas R. Sheppard, 
Issue (surname Carpenter) : 

John Redman, m. Mary C, dau. of Joseph B. Thomp- 

Issue (surname Carpenter) : 

110 Preston — Carpenter branch. 

Sarah Wyatt, ra. Richard H. Reeve, 

Issue (surname Reeve) : 
Augustus Henry, 
Hannah C, 
Mary W., 
Alice M., 

Samuel Preston, m. Rebecca Bassett, 

Issue (surname Carpenter) : 
Benjamin Acton. 

Mary R., m. 1877 Benjamin Reeve of Camden, N. J., 

Issue (surname Keeve) : 
Rachel C, 

Margaret Carpenter, b. Aug. 26, 1756, dau. of Preston and 
Hannah Carpenter, p. 96, d. Oct. 3, 1821, m. 1776 James Mason 

Issue of James M. and Margaret Woodnutt : 
Sarah, b. Nov. 28, 1777, d. unm. Jany. 9, 1820, 
Thomas, b. 1782, d. s. p., 

Hannah, b. Oct. 12, 1784, m. Clement Acton, see below, 
Jonathan, m., 1st, Mary Goodwin, and, 2nd, Sarah Dennis, 

see p. Ill, 
Preston, b. Jany. 24, 1787, m. Rachel Goodwin, see p. 112, 
William, b. Apr. 7, 1792, of Cincinnati, afterwards of Phila., 

d. s. p., 
Margaret, b. 1794, m. William J. Shinn, see p. 112, 
Martha, m. Joshua Reeve of Salem Co., 
Issue (surname Reeve) : 

William, m. Ruth, dau. of James J. Pettit, 
Issue (surname Reeve) : 
Mary, m. Benjamin Newlin of Penna., • 

Issue (surname Newlin) : 

Martha, m. Thomas Travilla, 
Issue (surname Travilla) : 
Elizabeth, m. Morris Hall, see p. 113. 

Hannah Woodnutt, b. Oct. 12, 1784, dau. of James M. and 
Margaret Woodnutt, as above, now dec'd, m. Clement Acton of Salem 
Co., N. J. 

Preston — Acton branch. Ill 

Issue (surname Acton) : 

Clement J., m. Mary Noble, 

Issue (surname Acton) : 

Margaret W., m. Augustus Dui'kee, 

Eliza N., in. Frank Hickok, 
Issue (Hiirnanie Ilickok) : 

Margaret Woodnutt, m. John D. Griseora, M. D., of Pliila., 
Issue (surname Griscom) : 

Clement Acton, of Phila., merchant, m. Frances Canby 

Issue (surname Griscom) : 

Helen B., 

Clement Acton, 

Rodman E., 

Lloyd Carpenter, 

Francifi C, 
Hannah Woodnutt, ra. Frank Lesley N^ale, 
Issue (surname Neale) : 

Margaret A., 

Cecelia Helen, 
William Woodnutt, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), m. Dora 

. Ingham Hale. 

Jonathan Woodntjtt, son of James M. and Margaret Woodnutt, 
p. 110, dec'd, m., 1st, Mary Goodwin, and, 2nd, Sarah Dennis. 
Issue (surname Woodnutt) : 
Richard, m. Lydia Hall, 

Issue (surname Woodnutt) : 
Richard H., 
William, m. Elizabeth Bassett, 
Issue (surname Woodnutt) : 
Thomas, m. Hannah H. Morgan, of Richmond, Ind., 

112 Preston — Woodnutt hranch. 

Issue (surname Woodnutt) : 
Abbie M., 
Clement A., 
Mary, m. Edward A. Acton, 
Issue (surname Acton) : 
Isaac O., 

Preston Woodnutt, b. Jany. 24, 1787, son of James M. and Mar- 
garet Woodnutt, p. 110, dec'd, m. Rachel Goodwin. 
Issue (surname Woodnutt) : 

Elizabeth, m. Annesley Newlin of Chester Co., Pa.," 
Issue (surname Newlin) : 
James M., m. Elizabeth Denn, 
Issue (surname Woodnutt) : 

Charles, m. Mary Leslie Garretson of Phila., 
Issue (surname Woodnutt) : 

James M., 

Charles Edward, 

Henry C, m. Annie E. Frost of Long Island, 
Issue (surname Woodnutt) : 

Hannah F., 

Henry C, 

Paul Clifford, 

Henrietta F., 

Mary H., 

Margaret D., 

Frank, m. Eveline D. Ware of Bridgeton, N. J., 

Issue (surname Woodnutt) : 
Elizabeth B., 
Alice D., 
John Preston, 

Margaret D., 
Preston C, 

Hannah Ann, dec'd, m. Nathan Baker, 
Issue (surname Baker) : 



Margaret Woodnutt, b. 1794, dau. of James M. and Margaret 
Woodnutt, p. 110, m. William J. Shinn. 

Preston — Shinn branch. 113 

Issue (surname Shixn) : 
Emeline, unm., 
Elizabeth, num., 

Martha, m. Hon. Isaiah D. Clawson, M. D., mnraber of 
34th and 35th Congress of United States, 
Issue (surname Clawson) : 
Mary, d., m. Thomas Reed, M. D., of Phila., 
Issue (surname Reed) : 

Elizabeth Woodnutt, dan. of James M. and Margaret Wood- 
nutt, p. 110, m. Morris Hall of Salem Co., N. J., 
Issue (surname Hall) : 

Margaretta W., m. John W. Righter, 
Issue (surname Righter) : 
Elizabeth W., 
James H., 
William W., 
John C, 
James W., m., 1st, Jane Jarman, and, 2nd, Catharine Mulford. 

Martha Carpenter, b. Aug. 19, 1760, dau. of Preston and Han- 
nah Carpenter, p. 96, and gr.-grddau. of the Councillor, m. Joseph 
Reeve of Salem Co., N. J. 
Issue (surname Reeve) : 

Samuel, d. s. p., m. Achsah Stratton, 
Milicent, d. s. p., m. Joseph Owen, 

Anthony Palmer. 

The earliest mention of Anthony Palmer is as "of St. Michael's 
Parish, Barbados, merchant," in a deed of 1704 from George Lilling- 
ton of the Parish of St. Thomas, Esq. Lawrence-Archer (Monu- 
mental Inscrip. Brit. West Indies) says, " Capt. George Lillington 
living in Barbados 1680 was Member of Council at the age of 60 in 
1708. His son, of the same name, was *of the Inner Temple, London.' 
Lillington intermarried with the Barbados families of Dottin and 
Alleyne." This deed conveyed to Palmer a number of lots around 
about Shackaraaxon bought by Lillington from the Swedes, in all 582 
acres. The consideration named in the deed was 500/. Barbados money. 
With this property awaiting him, " Captain Anthony Palmer," as he 
was generally called, removed to Philadelphia, or at least visited it, as 
early as 1707, appearing Oct. 15, 1707 as a witness to the marriage of an 
Elizabeth Palmer in the Friends' Meeting (see Plumsted). On the 
10th of February at the close of the year 1708, lie was admitted to a 
seat in the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania. For the next twenty- 
five years, he appears to have resided in the city of Philadelphia 
engaged in mercaniile business, an attendant on Christ Church, and 
for some time a County Justice. He added to the tract bought of 
Lillington by purchases from the Fairmans and others, and called it 
"Hope Farm." He sold it in 1729 to AVilliam Ball, among whose 
heirs a division was made in 1755, but, the greater part continuing 
long afterwards in possession of that family, the locality is well known 
as the valuable " Ball estate." In 1730, Palmer bought 19H acres, at 
one time the property of Robert Fairman, lying on the South of 
Gunner's Run, bounded Southwest by the present Columbia Ave., 
and stretching from the Delaware River across Frankford Road. This 
he divided into smaller lots, selling them on ground rent, and opening 
streets. He called the town thus laid out by him Kensington. He 
made the Fairman mansion his residence. This was situated near the 
North West cor. Beach and Columbia Ave. It had been the seat of 
Lieut.-Gov. Evans, and William Penu about 1708 thought of secur- 

Palmer. 115 

ing it for himself, with the view of returning to America, and livino- 
there "out of tlie noise of Philadelphia but in sight of it." AVatson 
tells us that Palmer lived there in style, keeping a coach, then a great 
luxury, and a pleasure barge, by which he made his visits to the city. 
On the resignation of Lieut.-Gov. George Thomas, who departed 
from Pennsylvania in May, 1747, the executive branch of the govern- 
ment of the Province and the Territories on the Delaware devolved upon 
the Council, of whom Anthony Palmer was oldest in term of service. 
Logan, now passing his declining years in the study of literature and 
science at Stenton, had been admitted earlier, but he sent word before the 
close of Thomas's administration that he no longer considered himself a 
member; so the precedency was ascertained as follows, viz.: Palmer, 
Lawrence, Hasell, Till, Taylor, Strettell, Hamilton, Slioemaker, 
Turner, Growden, Hopkinson. Palmer accordingly became head of 
the Colony under the title of President of the Council, and continued 
such for eighteen months. He with any four other members of the 
Council was to sign all papers of state; but neither he nor the Coun- 
cil at large had power to approve of bills passed by the Assembly. 
The latter were to wait for a regularly commissioned Deputy-Gov, 
ernor. Palmer's administration was a time of great anxiety. France 
and Spain were at war with England ; and Spanish privateers fre- 
quently came into Delaware Bay, landed their crews, and plundered 
the coast. Sometimes they ascended the river, threatening Newcastle 
and Philadelphia itself; while the scruples of the non-resistant sects 
which formed so great a portion of the populace, and had a majority 
in the Assembly, allowed no appropriation of public money for de- 
fence. Palmer's government was successful in raising several com- 
panies of volunteers, and in making treaties of friendship with the 
Indians of the Six Nations on the Ohio and the Twightees on the 
Wabash, who had formerly been in the French interest. Peace was 
agreed upon by the belligerent powers at Aix-la-Chapelle, Oct. 1, 
1748. Palmer, whose health for a long time had been very feeble, 
was superseded by the arrival of James Hamilton as Deputy-Governor, 
November, 1748. Anthony Palmer d. at his residence, bu. Xt. Ch. June 
2, 1749. He m., 1st, in Barbadoes Thomasine Baker, bu. Xt. Ch. May 
17, 1745, and, 2nd, Xt. Ch. Aug. 13, 1748 Catherine Carter. After 
his death the latter m. Samuel Palmer, the President's kinsman and 
son-in-law, by whom she was ancestress of Anthony Allaire Palmer, 
Samuel Palmer, and others. She m., 3rd, Levi Trump, by whom she 
was mother of John Trump. 

116 Palmer. 

Issue : 

Anthony, barrister-at-law, d. s. p., bu. Xt. Ch. Feb. 8, 1747-8, 

m. Elizabeth , whose will was probat. at Phila. June 

10, 1749, she was bu. Xt. Ch. May 15, 1749, 
William, bu. Xt. Ch. Sep. 6, 1710, 

Francis, d. before his father's death, m. Ellinor , who 

after his death married Benjamiu Hunt, and d. before Jany 
25, 1762, 
Issue : 

Samuel, of whom, being six years of age, Benjamin 
Hunt and wife M'ere appointed guardians on Sep. 9, 
1749, and on Jany. 25, 1762, they being dead, he 
chose Alex. Allaire and Wm. Hollingshead — Between 
1765 and 1768 he sold all the lots assigned to him in 
the partition of the Palmer estate. Several of the 
deeds describe him as " of Philadelphia silversmith." 
He appears to have died without issue. Letters of 
adm. on the estate of Samuel Palmer " late of the 
City of Pliila." were granted in New Jersey Aug. 28, 
1779 to William Bunn— 
John, of Phila., gent., bu. Xt. Ch. Mch. 21, 1748-9, m. Eliza- 
beth Fairman, dau.of Benj. andSusannaii Fuirman — she after 
the partition of the Palmer estate m. Samuel Fennimore, 
Issue : 

Lethea, b. June 23, 1743, bapt. Xt. Ch., d. y., 
(a son), bu. Xt. Ch. Nov. 22 1714, 

Thomasine, bu. Xt. Ch. Oct. 10, 1749, by her will left her 
property to her sister Elizabetii, bro.-in-law Samuel Palmer, 
nephew Samuel Palmer, and niece Elinor Berkeley with 
annuity to brother John's widow, and forasmuch as her 
father had died before making a deed for the burying ground 
on the West side of Cherry Street which he had given for 
the use of Kensington, " I do for my part and share give one 
and a half acres to be freely occupied and enjoyed by all the 
inhabitants of Kensington on the east and south side of 
Hanover Street and Frankford Road west of Isaac Norris's 
land and Gunner's Run be they of whatever religion, condi- 
tion, or denomination," m. Alexander Henry Keith, Esquire, 
son and heir-apparent of Sir William Keith, of Ludquhairn, 
Bart., Lieutenant-Governor of Penna. — The newspaper of 

Palmer. 117 

Oct. 8, 1741 has this note : "On Monday last died after a 
lingering ilhiess Alexander Henry Keith Esq, at the seat of 
his Father-in-law Anthony Palmer Esq. He was for several 
years Collector of His Majesty's Customs at New Castle on 
Delaware and son of Sir William Keith late Lieut.-Gover- 
nor of this Province. The day following he was decently 
interred." Had he survived his father, he would have been 
the fifth baronet of the line, the title having been conferred 
in 1629 on his great-great-grandfather. Douglas's Baron- 
age makes the first baronet the eighth in descent in a cadet 
line from Sir Edward Keith (circa A. D. 1350) hereditary 
Great Marischal of Scotland. Alexander Henry Keith d. 
Oct 5, 1741, bu. Xt. Ch. Oct. 6, 1741, leaving no issue, and 
the title at his father's death became dormant, the heir being 
another son. Col. Robert Keith of the Danish army — 
Ellen, bu. Xt. Ch. June 5, 1714, 

Jane, m., 1st, Feb. 17, 1736-7 Thomas Berkeley of Phila., 
Esq., will probat. June 15, 1743, and, 2nd, Samuel Palmer, 
Issue (surname Berkeley) : 

Anthony Henry, bapt. Xt. Ch. Jany. 20, 1739-40, d. 

y., bu. Xt. Ch. July 3, 1740, 
Eleanor, m. John Chevalier, see below. 
Issue (surname Palmer) : 

Jane, d. y., bu. Xt. Ch. May 6, 1747, 
Elizabeth, b. Apr. 30, 1747, bapt. Xt. Ch., d. y., bu. 
Xt. Ch. May 3, 1747, 
Elizabeth, m. Xt. Ch. Oct. 21, 1749 Alexander Allaire of 
Phila., merchant, sou of Alexander Allaire of New Rochelle, 
N. Y., 

Issue (surname Allaire) : 

Henriette, bu. Xt. Ch. Apr. 6, 1751, 
Anthony Alexander, bu. Xt. Ch. Aug. 2, 1752. 

Eleanor Berkeley, dau. of Thomas and Jane Berkeley, and 
grddau. of the Councillor, of whom the Orplians' Court appointed Dr. 
William Shippen to be guardian, d. (Columbian Magazine) at the plan- 
tation of Col. Evan Edwards in St. Thomas and St. Denis' Parish, 
So. Car., in 1788, m. Xt. Ch. Feb. 13, 1760 John Chevalier, b. May 
29, 1729, bapt. 1st Presbyt. June 22, 1729, son of Peter and Elizabeth 
Chevalier. John and his brother Peter Chevalier were merchants in 

118 Palmer — Chevalier branch. 

Issue (surname Chevalier) : 

Peter, bapt. 1st Presbyt. Dec, 14, 1760, d. y., 

John, b. Juue 29, 1762, 

Jane, b. Aug., 1764, d. unm., will probat. July 9, 1796, 

Elizabeth, b. Feb. 10, 1767, ra. John Schaffer, see below, 

George Berkeley, b. Oct. 1, 1769, d. s. p. adm. July 15, 

Thomas, b. Nov. 26, 1772, d. s. p., m. St. Paul's Apr. 19, 179S 

Susanna Evans, 
Samuel, b. Apr. 7, 1776, m. Susanna Morgan, see below, 
Andrew, b. Aug. 29, 1778, d. y. 

Elizabeth Chevalier, b. Feb. 10, 1767, dau. of John and 
Eleanor Chevalier, d. before or during 1794, ni. John Schaffer of 
Phila., merchant, son of David Schaffer of Phila., sugar refiner. One 
of John Schaffer's sisters married Hon. Frederick Augustus Muhlen- 
berg, Speaker of U. S. Ho. of Represeutatives. 
Issue (surname Schaffer) : 

John David Frederick Augustus, of whom Hon. F. A. 
Muhlenberg was guardian, lived near Perkiomen Bridge, 
Montgomery Co., ra. Kitty McClure, 
Issue (surname Schaffer) : 
Mary, d. s. p., 
David, d. unm., 
Dorothy, d. unm., 
Elizabeth, d. s. p., 
Catharine, d. s. p. 

Samuel Chevalier, b. Apr. 7, 1776, son of John and Eleanor 
Chevalier, as above, had as his guardian Hon. F. A. Muhlenberg, in 
early life was a sailor, afterwards a tanner on Old York Road, d. Apr. 
10, 1816, m. by Rev. Wm. Rogers, D. D., Baptist, Jany. 18, 1801 
Susannah Morgan of Cape May, N. J. She d. Apr. 30, 1837 in the 
60th year of her age. 

Issue (surname Chevalier) : 

Mary Elizabeth, b. July 29, 1802, dec'd, m., 1st, Michael 
J. Kreager, and, 2nd, John Peter Hiukle, and, 3rd, Samuel 
McAllister of Phila., broker, 

Issue by 1st husband (surname Kreager) : 

Elizabeth, now of Phila., m., 1st, Robert McQuay, and, 
2nd, Black, 

Palmer — Chevalier branch. 119 

Issue bv 1st husband only (surname McQuay) : 
William, of Phila., 
Joseph Chevalier, of Phila., m. Sarah S. Keteherley, 
Issue (surname Kreager) : 

five others, d. y., 
Issue by 2n(l husband (surname Hiukle) : 

Mary S., b. June 13, 1823, d. s. p. Oct. 23, 1847, rn. 

Louis G. Thomas, 

Anna Louisa, d. s. p., m. John Tanner, 

William Wagner, b. Nov. 17, 1804, d. April 24, 1849, m. 

by Elder Winchester Sep. 16, 1841 Anna Eliza Robson, who 

afterwards m. William Kri[)ps, 

Issue (surname Chevalier): 

Mary Elizabeth, b. May 28, 1843, dec'd, m. Frederick 

Fisher of Phila., 

Issue (surname P'islier) : 
Anna Eliza, 
Mary Elizabeth, 
Joseph Kreager, b. Jany, 15, 1845, served in Union 

Army, now of Phila., brass-burnisher, m. Ella Rus- 

Issue (surname Chevalier) : 

Laura Virginia, b. Nov. 3, 1866, 

Beulah Amelia, b. Nov. 1, 1868, 

Aurelia Brown, b. Sep. 17, 1873, 

Howard Morton, b. Sep. 15, 1876, 

Larue Bernard, b. Nov. 25, 1878, 

Joseph .Sumner, b. May 5, 1831, 
Susannah, b. Nov. 16, 1847, m. Samuel Sipes, of Phila., 
Issue (surname Sipes) : 





George Washington, 

Anna Louisa, b. Jany. 17, 1849, d. y. July 17, 1850, 
Susanna, b. Oct. 23, 1806, d. unra. Sep. 28, 1847, 
Samuel, b. Oct. 23, 1809, d. s. p. Aug. 10, 1832. 

Andrew Hamilton 
James Hamilton. 
Andrew Allen. 

Andrew Hamilton, the most eminent lawyer of his time in Penn- 
sylvania, the champion of the liberty of the press, whom Governeur 
Morris has called " the day-star of the American Revolution," and the 
chief projector of our State House, afterwards the Hall of Indepen- 
dence, was born in Scotland about 1676. His parentage and his career 
in the Old World, he seems to iiave kept a secret, which it is now too 
late to find out. His real name is uncertain, as he was at one time 
called Trent. James Logan, writing to Hannah Penn, says, " This 
comes by one Andr Hamilton once an acquaintance of his namesake 
our former Governor :" and Col. F. M. Etting, in his History of In- 
dependence Hall, has attempted to prove a relationship to Governor 
Andrew Hamilton, a Scotch merchant, who came to East Jersey in 
^1686, and died in 1703, while Lieutenant-Governor of Pennsylvania. 
He appears to hav^e married thrice, a wife being mentioned in 1688, 
who was probably the mother of the Governor's son John, who became 
President of the Council of New Jersey. It is said that the Governor 
married Ann, daughter of Deputy-Governor Thomas Rudyard, and 
widow of John West of New York, whom she had married in 1684, 
and of Robert Wharton ; and the Governor's wife at his death was 
named Agnes. He left all his property to her and his son John, and 
John left all his property to his wife Elizabeth, neither making men- 
tion of Andrew. There was another Andrew Hamilton connected 
with New Jersey, a "doctor in physick of ye parish of St. Anne's 
Westminster co. of Middlesex England," who owned half of a pro- 
prietary interest, and, in 1692, had surveyed for himself 4700 acres 
alongside of William Penn's land between the Assanpink and Millstone 

Hamilton. 1 2 1 

rivers. The will of this Andrew Hamilton was probated in the Pre- 
rogative Court at Canterbury in January of 169G-7, and mentions a 
" wife Ann Dusancier " and a " half brother Cliarles Murray," whom 
he ordered to pay 800 marks to "ye Lady Ann Hamilton of Kister- 
holme in ye Parish of Kilbright in ye Shire of Cliddsdall in Soot- 
land" and also £20 to "Captain James Hamilton." There were also 
in New Jersey Major Robert Hamilton of Middletown and William 
Hamilton of the same place, on whose estate letters of administration 
were granted in 1687 to Robert Hamilton. Andrew Hamilton the 
Councillor had land in New Jersey, which his son James sold in 1745, 
the deed not reciting his title to it; and from his being "an acquaint- 
ance of his namesake our former governor," and from his intimacy 
with George Willocks of Perth Amboy, who had married Margaret 
Winder, also daughter of Dep.-Gov. Rudyard, and Willocks's bequests 
to Hamilton's sons and devise of a house to Hamilton's daughter, 
while they were still young, and from Hamilton's bearing the name of 
Trent, a Maurice Trent having settled early in New Jersey, and from 
his being "delicately brought up" and having received "an unusually 
finished education," as Col. Etting says, it may be inferred that he was 
somebody to whom the Scottish proprietors of East Jersey felt called 
upon to show attention. 

James Hamilton, his eldest son, as early as 1741, used as a seal the 
Hamilton arms— gu. 3 cinquefoils erm. — with a mullet in the centre, 
whicii is the mark of a third son, and, at the same time, is to be seen 
on the shield of the Udstoun branch of the family. His crest was 
not the crest as now published of the Udstoun branch, but the his- 
toric tree intersected with a frame-saw with the legend " Through," 
as borne by the distinguished heads of the House. Douglas's Scotch 
Peerage fails to show any one with whom the emigrant to America 
can be identified : but the descendants of a Robert Hamilton, writer 
in Edinburgh, younger son of Hamilton of Udstoun, are omitted. 
Against this, is a note in Chief Justice Tilghman's diary that Mr. 
Chew, who had studied with Hamilton, said that Mr. Allen (Hamil- 
ton's son-in-law) and Mr. Francis had told him that "A. H.'s name was 
Trent." Robert French, who had settled at New Castle before 1687, 
speaks of him in his will, dated Oct. 21, 1713, as "my friend and 
countryman Andrew Plamilton of Chester River in Maryland gentle- 
man." French had married the widow of Maurice Trent of Phila. 
The will of James Trent of the town of Inverness, Scotland, sojourn- 

122 Hamilton. 

ing in Phila., dated 1696, however mentions no other relative besides 
his brother William, who was the founder of Trenton-, N-. J. 

Our positive information is, that, when about of age, he came to 
Accomac County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The family tradi- 
tion, mentioned by Joslma Francis Fisher in his Sketch of him (Daw- 
son's Hist. Magazine, Aug. 1868), that he fled from his native country 
on account of having killed a person of note in a duel may have its 
origin in the celebrated duel of the Duke of Hamilton and Lord 
Mohun in 1712. In his address to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 
1739, Hamilton speaks of " liberty, the love of which as it first drew 
to, so it constantly prevailed on me to reside in this Province, tho' to 
the manifest prejudice of my fortune;" a remark which would hardly 
have been appropriate to his removal from Maryland to Piiiladelphia. 

At Accomac he obtained employment as steward of a plantation, and 
for a time kept a classical school. At what date he assumed, or, if it 
was his real name, resumed the name of Hamilton, we do not know. 
In 1706, Rev. Francis Makemie, the Father of Presbyterianism in those 
parts (a native of Co. Donegal, Ireland, who came to America in 1684 
and was in Accomac engaged in trade in 1690, and married Naomi 
Anderson of that County, removing to Barbadoes, and returning to 
Accomac about 1699 with a license to preach), bequeathed his law 
books to "Andrew Hamilton Esq." If Hamilton at this time had any 
affiliations with the Presbyterians, they did not last long. His family 
appear to have attended Christ Church, his wife was of Quaker par- 
entage, and he himself belonged to no Christii'.n denomination. 

His marriage while steward with the widow of the owner of the 
estate, so the story goes, bi'ought him influential connections, and he 
began the practice of law. He removed to Chestertown, Kent Co., 
Md., in the neighbourhood of which, it is to be remarked, were a large 
family of Hambletons, one of whom was probably the "son-in-law 
Andrew Hambleton," to whom Ninian Beale, a prominent man in 
Maryland, left a cow by his will dated in 1717. 

Mr. Fisher quotes the records of Gray's Inn, London, that " Mr. 
Andrew Hamilton of Maryland " was admitted a member of that 
learned Society on Jany. 27, 1712, and, on Feb. 10 following, was 
called to the Bar of the same j^er/atjor., which means without keeping 
the usual terms. In the winter of 1712-3, i. e. before Logan's letter 
of 12 mo. (February) 26, 1712-3, which mentions it, he was the law- 
yer for Penn in a replevin case brought by Berkeley Codd, where the 
Proprietary's point was, that, the quit-rent due from Codd's land being 

Hamilton. 123 

a rent-service, distress was incident thereto of common right. Hamil- 
ton here did not trust to his abilities in the forum. Logan's letter of 
7ber 14, 1713, the same which calls him "once an acquaintance of 
his namesake our former governor" says, "Twas he we employed in 
the business of the replevin brought last winter upon a distress made 
in the Co. of Sussex for quit-rents and he baffled them, tho' he thought 
not fit to suffer it to proceed to a trial for want of better tackle on our 
side." Logan goes on to say that abroad " he will readily be assistant 
I believe in anything in his power but designing a short stay can do 
little more than by advice & information." About this time Hamil- 
ton's name appears in the deed books of Philadelphia associated with 
Plumsted, the Councillor, and with Gilbert and John Falconar, who 
were natives of Edinburgh. He removed to Philadelphia prior to the 
time named in the following indictment, reprinted in Wharton's Pre- 
cedents of Indictments and Pleas, 4th Edit., p. 961 : The grand in- 
quest for our Lord the King upon their respective oaths and affirma- 
tions do present that Andrew Hamilton late of the city of Philadel- 
phia, Esq. the tenth of October, in the first year of the reign of our 
lord George by the grace of God King * * the third, of the hon- 
orable Charles Gookin Esq. lieutenant-governor of the province of 
Pennsylvania, then and still being, the wicked, opprobrious, and re- 
proachful words following did speak, utter, and pronounce viz : 
Damn him" &ct. On Sept. 21, 1716, Hamilton gave bond in 1000/. 
with Plumsted and Israel Pembertou as his sureties to appear at the 
next court of record. This case was doubtless discontinued by order 
of Gov. Gookin's successor, and in 1717 Hamilton was made Attorney 
General of Pennsylvania. In March, 1720-1 he was called to the 
Council, accepting on condition that his duties should not interfere 
with his practice. Logan, in a letter to Gouldney, dated 3 mo. 7, 
1723, says, " I mentioned in my last that Andrew Hamilton designed 
speedily to come over thither. He now intends to take shipping from 
New York in the Beaver about the latter end of this month, and I 
must particularly give you these hints concerning him. He has for 3 
or 4 years past appeared very hearty in the Proprietor's interest here, 
notwithstanding it is not his natural disposition to be on the side of 
those who are accounted great or are in power ; but of late he has 
somewhat recoiled and given more way to nature. He is very true 
when he professes friendship unless he tlinks himself slighted, which 
he can not easily brook. He is a very able lawyer, very faithful to 
his client, and has generally refused to be concerned for any Plaintiff 

124 Hamilton. 

who appeared not to have justice on his side. He has done many 
considerable services for our Governor [Sir William Keith], but of 
late they have openly been at variance, for which reason I am of 
opinion that he will not appear against the Govr., for he is singularly 
generous that way. I have been mucii obliged to him, both on my 
own account and the Proprietor's, and I heartily wish he may be 
treated there by the family in such a manner as may engage him, of 
which I am somewhat apprehensive." 

In 1724, Hamilton, resigned the Attorney-Generalship. Going to 
England, he there appeared in Chancery for the formal proving of 
AVilliam Penn's will. Returning December 12, 1726, the voyage 
being twelve weeks from London, there was granted to him for his 
services to the Penn family one hundred and fifty three acres of their 
manor of Springettsbury lying North of the City and West of the 
Wissahickon Road, now Ridge Ave. This received the name of " Bush 
Hill," and here Hamilton built a country seat. In June, 1727, after 
the death of Robert Assheton, he was appointed Prothonotary of the 
Supreme Court and Recorder of the City. He was also in 1727 elected 
to the Assembly from Bucks County, having a residence in Bristol. 
In 1729, he was chosen Speaker; and was re-elected annually until his 
retirement in 1739, with the exception of a single year, when, Gover- 
nor Gordon and he being " at outs," owing to an unpleasantness be- 
tween Miss Margaret Hamilton and the Misses Gordon, the Governor 
exerted his influence against the return of Hamilton to the Assembly, 
and had him defeated at the polls. The first session of the Assembly 
which Hamilton attended, was held in a private house, like all pre- 
ceding sessions had been except when the Friends' Meeting was used- 
About this time an attempt was made to appoint some other town than 
Philadelphia as the place of meeting, but Gov. Gordon successfully 
resisted it. It was afterwards suggested that the dignity of the Pro- 
vince required a suitable building which might be kept as a perma- 
nent legislative hall ; and in May, 1729, on the passage of a bill for 
the issuing of paper money, a clause was inserted providing that 2000^. 
thereof be paid over to Thomas Lawrence, Andrew Hamilton, and Dr. 
John Kearsley for its erection. Third and Market had been men- 
tioned as the location, but Hamilton, preferring Chestnut between 5th 
and 6th, purchased the ground in company with William Allen, after- 
wards his son-in-law, taking title to the various lots composing the 
present Independence Square in their own names until the government 
should accept them, and repay the money advanced. Kearsley, who 

Hamilton. \ 25 

had designed Christ Church, furnished a phui and elevation, as did 
Hamilton, to a Committee of the Whole House. Hamilton's desicrn 
was adopted ; and the site which he proposed, chosen. The ground 
was broken in the Spring of 1732; from which time the superintend- 
ence of the work devolved upon him. The next year, two offices 
adjoining the main building were added to the plan. The room for 
the Assembly was so nearly finished by Septemi)er of 1736 as to be 
used for a grand banquet given by Allen, then retiring from the 
Mayoralty. In the following month, the first session was held there. 
"Work upon the building went on for several years. Completion was 
not attained until after Hamilton's death, the room for the Supreme 
Court not being ready until 1743, nor that for the Provincial Council 
until 1747. The conveyance to the Province was made by Hamilton's 

Chief Justice Tilghman, in the case of Lyle vs. Ilichards, after 
speaking of the sufficiency of the early way of getting rid of an entail 
in Pennsylvania, viz : bringing an action against the executor of the 
person who had devised in tail, and having the property sold for some 
debt real or supposed, continues : " But there is another reason why 
it was so long before either fines or common recoveries were brought 
into practice. From what I have been able to learn of the early part 
of the history of Pennsylvania, it was a long time before she possessed 
lawyers of eminence; there were never wanting men of strong minds, 
very well able to conduct the business of the courts, without much re- 
gard to form ; such, in particular, was Andrew Hamilton, the imme- 
diate {sic) predecessor of Mr. Francis, and the father of James Hamil- 
ton the testator. But Mr. Francis appears to have been the first of 
our lawyers who mastered the technical difficulties of the profession." 
Of course in the early days of the Quaker emigrants, among whom the 
best educated men were physicians or schoolmasters, justice was admin- 
istered by laymen according to their natural ideas of right, and, while, 
as they found occasion, they aped such judicial forms as the lay public 
in England had been familiar with, the people wished to be free from 
the perplexities and chicanery of law and lawyers. They ordained 
that property should pass by a very simple form of deed, which Judge 
Gibson gives in the case above referred to, and which shows them to 
have been ahead even of the present times. They stretched actions 
beyond their prescribed functions, as appears from the replevin case 
against the Admiralty officers in Vol. I of the Colonial Records, and 

126 Hamilton. 

in 1704 David Lloyd, who may be supposed to have had professional 
education from the statement by the Assembly one year that he was 
the only man in the House who was " learned in the law," and who 
was Andrew Hamilton's predecessor as Attorney-General, disputed the 
validity of an action of ejectment, because ejectment was a fictitious 
proceeding, and fictions were not allowable, he said, in Pennsylvania. 
An early law forbade any one to argue the side of another in the 
courts for money ; an effectual provision against the growth of a bar 
as long as it remained in force : and it was not until 1722 that the 
Assembly ordained that " there may be a competent number of persons 
of an honest disposition and learned in the law admitted by the justices 
of the said respective courts to practise as attornies there." About the 
time of William Penn's second visit to Pennsylvania there was a larger 
influx of well educated people, and in 1706 Robert Assheton, George 
Lowther, and Thomas Clark are spoken of as " practitioners in the 
law," although whether they were qualified to practise in the courts of 
England, we can not say. Before Hamilton's time, however, there 
were lawyers in the colony who had been trained abroad, and who, if 
negligent of the nicer forms, were so because they found loose methods 
already in vogue. Jacob Regnier, *' of Lincoln's Inn barrister at law," 
was here from 1701 to 1714, "William Assheton of Gray's Inn Esq. 
Judge of the Admiralty in Pennsylvania 1714," has left books marked 
with his book-plate with that legend, and Peter Evans, called in his 
will ''of the Inner Temple, gentleman," was made Deputy Register of 
Wills during the administration of his cousin Lieut. -Gov. Evans, and 
practised until his death in 1745, being Hamilton's opponent in many 
cases. In fact, it was rather from the character of the judges than the 
ignorance of the lawyers that we can derive a reason why common re- 
coveries were not made use of earlier. From 1717 to 1731, the Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Court, which body had pretty much all the 
important business to attend to, was David Lloyd, the hater of fidiones 
juris, just the man to have refused to allow a proceeding which is ad- 
mittedly a fraud and dumb show. His successor was Jeremiah Lang- 
horne, qualified for the position merely, as far as I can learn, by his 
long service in the legislative body ; and his successor was James 
Logan, somewhat of an amateur lawyer, because a universal scholar. 
Perhaps Hamilton's fame was due to effective speech-making, per- 
haps he obtained his monopoly of the law business because he cham- 
pioned the cause of the poor and the weak and thereby of the many, 
and, doubtless, we are to take Chief Justice Tilgh man's statement to 

Hamilton. 127 

this extent, that he was little versed in the intricacies of special j)leacling 
and in the details of that artificial system of remedial justice tlien be- 
coming obsolete across the water. But tliere is nothing to lead us to 
suppose that he was a mere stump speaker, demagogue, or ignorant 
reformer who read no authoritative treatises, and did not try to find 
precedents for his points. 

The crowning glory of Hamilton's professional career was the de- 
fence of John Peter Zenger in 1735, which Hamilton nobly undertook 
without fee or reward. Zenger was a printer in New York City, and 
in his newspaper had presumed to criticize the government of that 
Province, saying, "We see men's deeds destroyed, judges arbitrarily 
displaced, new courts erected without consent of the legislature, by 
which, it seems to be, trials by jury are taken away when a governor 
pleases; men of known estates denied their votes contrary to the re- 
ceived practice, the best exposition of any law. Who is there in that 
Province that can call anything his own, or enjoy any liberty longer 
than those in the administration will condescend to let him do it? " 

The Attorney-General of New York lodged an information charging 
him with libel. Zenger's lawyers, objecting to the legality of the 
Judges' commissions were stricken from the list of attorneys. Fearing 
that the advocate, who had thereupon been appointed by the court, 
might be overawed by the administration judiciary, at the head of 
which would be Chief Justice de Lancey, a member of the Governor's 
Council, Hamilton voluurarlly went to New York, and engaged in 
the case. It is reported in the British State Trials. Hamilton ad- 
mitted the printing and publishing of the article referred to, and then 
asserted the doctrine, novel at that time, that the truth of the facts in 
the alleged libel could be set up as a defence, and that in this proceed- 
ing the jury were judges of both the law and the facts. We learn 
from a London letter to the Pennsylvania Gazette that "a Goliatii in 
Learning and Politics " had said of this argument, " If it is not Law, 
it is Better than Law, It ought to be Law, and Will Always be Law 
wherever justice prevails;" and that "the greatest men at the Bar 
have openly declared, that the subject of Libels was never so well 
treated In Westminster-Hall as at New York." The offer of evidence 
to prove the truth of Zenger's statements was rejected ; but Hamilton, 
going back to the origin of trial by jury, when a number of men were 
drawn from the neighborhood, that they might decide a question from 
their own knowledge of the circumstances, and be both witnesses and 
judges, then appealed to the twelve citizens of New York before him 

128 Hamilton. 

to say from the evidence which they had met with in their daily lives, 
for they were familiar with matters of such public moment, that the 
contents of the defendant's article were not false. An eloquent pero- 
ration for liberty, calling up examples from history of those who had 
suffered in its cause, and preventing an unfavorable charge to the jury 
from Chief Justice de Lancey, brought a verdict of "Not Guilty." 
The people of New York and the other colonies hailed the result with 
delight: it insured free discussion of the conduct of public men. The 
Common Council of the town passed a vote of thanks to the Phila- 
delphia lawyer, and presented him with the freedom of the city ; and 
his reputation rose to the highest eminence even in England, the ac- 
count of the trial being reprinted there four times in three months. 

It was mostly by Hamilton's influence that the High Court of 
Chancery established by Lieut.-Gov. Keith in 1720, ceased operations 
in 1735. His enemy Peter Evans said, in a letter preserved in Bp. 
Perry's Hist. Collections relating to the Church in Pennsylvania, that 
it was because Hamilton and Plumsted were being sued in it for an 
attempt to cheat a widow and her orphans. Hamilton was many 
years a Trustee of the General Loan Office, the Province's agency for 
putting out the paper money, taking mortgages of real estate for its 
return. In 1737, he was appointed Judge of the Vice Admiralty 
Court, the only position which he held at his death. 

His increasing infirmities led to his retirement to private life. He 
died August 4, 1741. By his will, he gave Bush Hill to his son 
James, and a plantation of 300 acres west of the Schuylkill which be- 
came part of " the Woodlands " to his son Andrew. 

Andrew Hamilton's wife, who died before him, about 1736, was 
Anne, widow of Joseph Preeson, and dau. of Thomas Brown of Acco- 
mac by his wife Susannah Den wood of Munny, sister of Arthur Den- 
wood. Bp. Meade, in his Old Churches &ct. of Virginia, Vol. I, p. 
255, quotes a record that " Thomas Brown and his wife, though 
Quakers, were yet of such known integrity that their affirmation was 
received instead of an oath," and says that the old family seat called 
Brownsville on the sea shore of Northampton still in possession of an 
Upshur was the ancient residence of the Browns, who were there 
visited by some of the more eminent Friends from Philadelphia ; which 
fact, if Hamilton first landed in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, would 
explain how he went to Virginia. A MS. in the handwriting of John 
Gibson, Mayor of Phila. in 1772, says : "Grandfather Brown mar- 
ried Susannah Denwood of Munny, the sister of old Arthur Denwood, 

HamiHon. 129 

— he had issue Elizabeth, Sarah [,Anu,] Mary — Elizabeth married 
Thomas Preeson of Liverpool and had [ ], Sarah, Susanna, 

Zorobabel, Joseph, Ann, Hannah — Sarah was] my mother, Zoroba- 
bel was Thomas Preeson's Father, Susannah [was] the Mother of 
Preeson Bowdoin, the others died witiiout issue. 

"Sarah Brown married Arthur Upshur, who had Abel, who had 
Arthur, Susannah, John & Caleb and Abigail Mother of Elizabeth 
Waters. Ann Brown married Joseph Preeson afterwards Andrew 
Hamilton — Mary Brown married Louthy Littleton, whose Daughter 
married Col. Gale; after Littleton's decease, she married Hancock 

" [Le]vin Denwood's sister married my Grandfather Brown 

"[Levin Denwojod had Issue, Elizabeth married Geo. Gale who 
had issue [common]ly called great Col. Gale, who had Leah now 

living — [Mary] who married Dr. Hill — Sarah who married [Cov- 
iug]ton, her Daughter married President Lloyd and had [ ]ca 

now living, and by another Husband Hallady [ who] is 

also living — another Daughter married in Wales. 

Levin Gale, Geo, John, & Matt. Gale were the sons of the [ ]le 
that married the Daughter of Den wood. 

Hancock Custis by Mary Brown, the Widow of Littleton had issue 
Col. John Custis who had a Daughter married to Samuel Willson and 
a son who died a minor — The sister of Hancock Custis married a 
Cable, who had Esther the Wife of Thomas Preeson by her {sic) second 
Husband ; and by her first Custis Kendal who had a son Custis mar- 
ried to Elizabeth Bowdoin. 

" Thomas Preeson the Husband of Elizabeth Brown, his sister mar- 
ried Palph Peters of Liverpoole 

" Sarah Brown married Arthur Upshur who h[ad] another son 
without issue. Abigail Mother of Eliza[beth] Waters now Elzey — 
Susannah who married John Teagle by him had many sons Siie af- 
terwards married Col. Edmond Scarborough who had a Daughter 
[Priscilla] now living." 

The blanks made by holes in the MS. are supplied by memoranda 
of John Gibson's son James Gibson, wiio adds "Thomas Preeson my 
Father's grandfather died in 1723." Rev. Richard Peters, the Coun- 
cillor, was nephew of this Preeson. James Gibson, whose memoranda 
are dated Mch. 30, 1842, goes on to say : "Andrew Hamilton was 
born in Scotland, he settled in Maryland in early life at or under 21 


130 Hamilton. 

years of age. He was well educated and delicately brought up. 
There was a mystery attending him and it was supposed Hamilton 
was an assumed name. It was said he had killed a person in a duel. 
His marriage is proof of his standing. He was the first lawyer of his 
day in Penna. — first in the Proprietory Council and most influential 
with him {sic) — He represented Bucks County many years and tried 
the great cause in New York in 1722 {sic) against a Printer prose- 
cuted by the Government reported in Hargrave's State Trials." 
Issue of Andrew Hamilton — all by his wife Anne : 

James, also Councillor, sometime Lieut.-Gov. of Penna., see 

Andrew, m. Mary Till, see after sketch of James Hamilton, 

Margaret, m. William Allen, see p. 140. 

James Hamilton was born about the year 1710, before his parents 
permanently removed to Pennsylvania. Clarke Hall, on Chestnut St., 
Philadelphia, it would seem, therefore, was not his birth-place, as 
Watson asserts, but his residence during a few years of boyhood. 
After he attained full age, his father resigned the office of Prothono- 
tary, and James was invested with it. Andrew Hamilton was a large 
holder of land in Lancaster County ; and the county town was laid 
out on his property. Its people elected his son James to the Provin- 
cial Assembly in 1734, and re-elected him five times. The Corpora- 
tion of Piiiladelphia made him one of its members October 2, 1739, 
and in 1741 advanced him to the dignity of Alderman. The Ad- 
miralty Judgeship being left vacant by his father's death, it was 
thought to recommend him to the Crown for that position. An honest 
man could make little money out of it; but an unscrupulous adven- 
turer or Court favorite would find great profit in acts of petty tyranny, 
which would exasperate shippers, and perhaps drive away commerce. 
A man of Hamilton's independent wealth was therefore desirable; but 
he declined : not having made the law a branch of his education, he 
deemed himself unfit. The most prominent of the young bachelors of 
the city, he was a member of the Saturday Club, which seems to have 
been about the earliest social institution of Philadelphia: he resided, 
in what was then handsome style, at Bush Hill, his late father's seat 
north of Vine Street ; and sealed letters with the Hamilton arms — gu. 
a mullet between three cinquefoils erm. He was Mayor of the City 
for the year beginning October, 1745. It had long been the custom 

Hamilton — James Hamilton. 131 

for the Chief Magistrate of Philadelphia on leaving the office to enter- 
tain at a sumptuous repast the gentlemen of the Corporation. His 
brother-in-law's banquet on a similar occasion had served to dedicate 
the newly erected State Plouse, and had given the name of " IkiKpiet- 
ing Hall " to the Rooms of Assembly. Before and afterwards about 
fifty of the wealthiest, most cultivated, and by other political offices 
most distinguished citizens — for such were, indeed, the Aldermen and 
Councilmen of those days — had annually sat down to dinner with a 
host who was about to be added to the number of ex-Mayors. But 
Hamilton conceived a happier idea. He offered October 7, 1746, to 
devote a sum of money equal at least to the sum usually sj)ent on this 
conviviality to the erection of an exchange or other public building 
that should be of permanent advantage to the inhabitants. The Cor- 
poration agreeing to it, he gave the Treasurer 150/. (a largo estimate of 
the expense of a dinner) to be put out at interest, and applied t(t the 
erection of an Exchange " for the like uses with that of the Royal 
Exchange of London," or of such other building in Philadelphia as 
the Mayor and Commonalty should see fit. His example was fol- 
lowed by other Mayors, whose smaller contributions were probably 
nearer the actual cost of the entertainment, and a large amount was in 
the City's hands in 1775, when it was proposed to use it in the erec- 
tion of a City Hall and Court House, and a committee was appointed 
for that purpose. While Mayor, James Hamilton was invited to a 
seat in the Provincial Council, and qualified Jany. 17, 1745-6. 

Hamilton went abroad, and had been enjoying the society of Lon- 
don, when, in November, 1748, he returned to Pennsylvania, bearinga 
commission from the Penns as Lieutenant-Governor of the Province 
and Territories. The appointment of one who had been reared from 
boyhood within this government, was experienced in its public affairs, 
and owned large portions of the soil, was very auspicious. His ad- 
ministration was fortunate until the passage of a bill by the Assembly 
for the emission of 20,000Z. bills of credit. Instructions had been 
sent, in 1740, by the British Ministry, who feared the unsettling of 
trade by the inflationist proclivities of the populace, directing the Gov- 
ernor of Pennsylvania to pass no bills for that purpose without a 
clause suspending their oi)eration until the Royal assent should be 
given. Hamilton proposed an amendment to that effect : whereupon 
the Assembly resolved unanimously that it was "destructive of the 
liberties derived to them by the Royal and Provincial Charters," the 

132 Hamilton — James Hamilton. 

Charter of Charles II having expressly authorized the legislature of 

the Province to enact laws which should remain in force five years or 

until the King repealed them. Hamilton remained firm, considering 

that these instructions were contemplated in the bond of 20001. which 

he had given on his taking office : and his opinion was afterwards 

coincided in by Ryder, ex-Attorney-General of England. But the 

disagreement with the Assembly was a means of great embarrassment 

to the governor, who was anxious to obtain money for military services 

against the French, and who had sufficient difficulty in prevailing upon 

the Quakers to allow an appropriation for that purpose, not directly 

for the war, to be sure, but ostensibly " for the King's use" In the 

early stage of the quarrel, he asked to be superseded, and Robert 

Hunter Morris arrived in October, 1754. The latter had no better 

success with the Assembly, and, while Braddock's army was fleeing 

before the French and Indians, was obstructed by a proposition to tax 

the Proprietary estates. 

Hamilton as a member of Council lent his aid to Morris, and when 

news of Indian outrages arrived at Philadelphia, actively stirred him- 
self in arranging for defense. He went to Lancaster Nov. 2, 1755, with 
blank military commissions andadedimus for qualifying such officers as 
he saw fit to appoint. Sending an Indian scout up the East side of the 
Susquehannah to gain information, he returned to Philadelphia soon af- 
ter, and, not standing on his dignity, or consulting his personal feelings, 
served as one of the Commissioners appointed by the Assembly to 
spend the money it had voted, but which it would not give iuto the 
Governor and Council's hands ; and went with those who had written 
the Assembly's rancorous messages to him a few years before, to super- 
intend military affiiirs at Easton. This had become the frontier, the 
people from the North West having deserted their homes. Joining 
the Governor at Reading, although it was midwinter, and his health 
was bad, he went on to Carlisle to enlist certain Indians in the cause 
of the Province, and heard from his scout that the savages were dancing 
the war dance, and the Delawares and Shawonese and Susquehannahs 
had eagerly taken the hatchet. Such labors did Hamilton and his 
colleagues perform that by the time Hamilton returned to Pliiladel- 
phia, it could be told the Assembly that a chain of forts and block 
houses was almost Completed along the Kittatinny Hills from the River 
Delaware to the Maryland line, and each one garrisoned by from 
twenty to seventy five men. 

In the Spring of 1759, when Hamilton was again in England, his 

Hamilton — James Hamilton. 133 

reappointment as Deputy-Governor was taken into consirleration l)y 
the Peuns. The matter being delayed, he wrote a short note dut(;d 
London, April 4, to the effect, that, as every one knew he had not 
solicited it, he was not disposed to recede from the terms on which he 
had agreed to take it, viz: that he be not restrained from assenting to 
any reasonable bill for taxing the Proprietary estates in common with 
all the other estates in the Province ; for in his opinion it was no more 
than just. The commission finally issued bears date July 19; he took 
the oath before King George II and the Privy Council at Whitehall 
Aug. 10, 1759; and on November 17 arrived in Philadelphia. The 
Penns instructed him, first, as was but natural from large property- 
holders, to use the most prudent means to prevent the Assembly from 
iuckiding any part of the Proprietary estate in any tax raised by it, 
but, secondly, if a tax on this estate at all were necessary, to levy it on 
the quit-rents, the tenants paying the tax, and deducting it from the 
rent; and to make proper arrangements for justly assessing other peo- 
ple's estates ; and on no account to authorize the sale of Proprietary 
lands for taxes. The following year, a bill was presented for raising 
100,000?. The Assembly could not be induced to allow the appoint- 
ment of commissioners to whom the Proprietaries might appeal in a 
case of over-assessment; although Hamilton pointed out that the 
county assessors, to whom alone the Assembly would commit the sub- 
ject, did not represent the Proprietaries, who had no voice in their ap- 
pointment, but only the inhabitants who elected them. We here see 
the Penns crying out against " taxation without representation," or a 
principle nearly akin to it. In Cumberland County, they had been 
rated for money to arise on a contingency, Hamilton added that 
nothing was further from his thoughts than to desire an exemption of 
the Proprietary estates: "All I contend for is that they may be put 
upon an equal foot with others." The Assembly adhered to the bill, 
and Hamilton, finding the money was necessary, gave his assent under 
protest. He was relieved from office by the arrival of John Penn as 
Deputy-Governor in 1763. Penn lived with Hamilton at Bush Hill, 
and was assisted by his council, until the latter was obliged to go to 
Europe for treatment of a cancerous affection on his nose. 

On his return he took his place at the Council Board, and as Presi- 
dent administered the government after the departure of John Penn. 
The five months of this, his third, term of office, were chiefly taken up 
with the war against the Connecticut claimants. The Proprietary 
settlers around Wyoming hearing that 500 men under arms were 

134 Hamilton — James Hamilton. 

coming to dispossess them, fled to the block house. All endeavors to, 
succour them failed, and when at last a large body was on its way to 
raise the siege, the important post was surrendered. Just after this, 
Richard Penn arrived as Deputy- Governor, October 16, 1771. 

Hamilton took the part expected from so eminent a citizen in the 
founding of our public institutions, and gave handsome donations to 
them. He was some years President of the Board of Trustees of the 
College, and was President of the Philosophical Society when it united 
with the Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge. At the first elec- 
tion for President of the new society, Jany. 2, 1769, Hamilton and Dr. 
Franklin were placed in nomination, the former being the choice of 
the aristocratic element ; but Franklin with his reputation in science 
and his claim as founder of the Philosophical Society, was very prop- 
erly chosen. 

Hamilton, as Presid(;nt of the Council, was chief magistrate a fourth 
term, from July 19, 1773 to Aug. 30, 1773. A few years later, he was 
obliged to witness the destruction of Regal and Proprietary authority 
in America, and, forbidden by his years and his loyalty to embark in 
the Revolution, and share the popularity of its leaders, saw in its suc- 
cess the vanishing away of his family's claim to office and influence. 
In August, 1777, he was made a prisoner on parole, but on the 15th of 
the month, when the officers of Pennsylvania settled on the boundaries 
within which he was reside, they allowed him the whole extent of 
Pennsylvania. He lived at Northampton during the occupation of 
Philadelphia by the British, but, complaining of his banishment from 
his relatives and friends, when he had taken no active part, and his 
health being threatened by a return of the cancer on his nose, he had 
bis parole returned to him by the Revolutionary government in April 
1778, and, on May 4, he obtained a pass through the American lines 
to go into the city to consult a physician, and remain two weeks, con- 
ditional, however, on his taking the oath of allegiance. Not long af- 
terwards, the evacuation of the British dispensed with the necessity of 
a pass to Philadelphia : and he returned to Bush Hill. He died in 
New York Aug. 14, 1783, aged 73. He made his will before the 
Declaration of Independence, taking much pains to settle his large 
property so as to maintain in wealth and standing the future genera- 
tions of his name, or, as Judge Duncan said in Lyle w Richards, in the 
" vain design that his estate should not be inherited by any human be- 
ing who breathed the same air with him " and with the " proud view 
of aggrandizing some unknown son of an unknown ancestor at the ex- 

Hamilton. — James Hamilton. 135 

pense of all his living representatives." Bush Hill and the Lancaster 
estate and certain lots in Moyatuensing were to go to his nephew Wil- 
liam for life, then to William's eldest son for life, then to said son's 
eldest son, second son, third son, (feet, successively in tail male and af- 
terwards to the second son of William Hamilton for life and to his 
first, second, third, cfect. sons successively in tail male, and so on until 
the male issue of William failed, and then to the heirs of the body of 
William, and in default thereof to the heirs of the body of William's 
brother Andrew, and in default thereof with somewhat similar limita- 
tions to the Aliens, and when the heirs should happen to be females 
the eldest of them should take it all. He authorized the sale of the 
Lancaster lots on ground rent and the letting of Bush Hill on long 
building leases. He left no issue. 

Andrew Hamilton, son of the Councillor, in partnershij) with 
AVilliam Coleman carried on an extensive shipping and commission 
business up to the time of his death. He was Town Clerk of Phila- 
delphia after the death of Ralph Assheton, and held several other 
offices. He added 56 acres to the plantation on the Schuylkill, leav- 
ing it to his son William. He d. in Phila. Sept., 1747. He m. Xt. Ch- 
Dec. 24, 1741 Mary, only dau. of William Till the Councillor. 
Issue : 

Andrew, bapt. Xt. Ch. Feb. 25, 1742-3, aged 6 weeks 2 

days, m. Abigail Franks, see next j)age, 
William, b. Apr. 29, 1745, well known as the builder of the 
Woodlands mansion, and the founder of Hamilton Village, 
now the lower part of West Philadelphia. He graduated at 
College of Phila. 1762, and took some part in the resistance 
to Great Britain at the beginning of the Revolutionary war, 
becoming Chairman of the Committee of Inspection & Ob- 
servation for the City & Liberties, but after the Declaration 
of Independence and the overthrow of the Proprietary gov- 
ernment he was one of the "disaffected." In 1778, he was 
put on trial for high treason to the new State, but was ac- 
quitted. Left by his uncle the owner of the 179 acres ad- 
joining the plantation on the Schuylkill, as well as tenant 
for life of Bush Hill, he made the Woodlands his home, liv- 
ing in elegant leisure, and devoting himself to the study of 
landscape gardening. He was elected in 1797 a member of 
the Amer. Pliilos. Soc. In 1805, he began to dispose of 

136 Hamilton. 

building lots in the Northern part of his land, laying out 
streets called by the family names of Till (now 40th), James 
(now Chestnut), Andrew (now Walnut), Moore (now 34th), 
Margaret (36th), Mary (38th), &ct. He gave the ground 
on which St. Mary's Church was built. He d. s. p. at 
Woodlands J.une 5, 1813. 

Andrew Hamilton, b. Phila. Jany. 12, 1 742-3, bapt. Xt. Ch. 
Feb. 25, 1742-3, son of Andrew and Mary Hamilton, as above, is 
called " of Woodlands," d. Nov. 22, 1784, ra. Xt. Ch. Jan. 6, 1768 
Abigail, dau. of David Franks of Phila. merchant by his w. Margaret, 
dau. of Peter Evans of the Inner Temple, gent., Register-General of 
Penna. Peter Evans's wife, Mrs. Hamilton's grandmother, was Mary, 
dau. of John Moore Esq., one of the earliest lawyers in Pennsylvania, 
for a short time Judge of the Admiralty, and afterwards Collector of 
the Port of Phila. and descended, says the Life of Bp. Richard Chan- 
ning Moore, from Sir John Moore of Frawley, Berkshire, knighted by 
King Charles I. Bp. R. C. Moore was descended from a son of John 
Moore of Phila., John Moore, member of the Council of New York. 
Issue : 

Margaret, b. Oct. 4, 1768, d. s. p. unra. Jany., 1828, 
Ann, b. Dec. 16, 1769, m. James Lyle, see next page, 
Mary, b. Aug. 1, 1771, d. s. p. num.. April, 1819, 
James, b. July 31, 1774, of Woodlands, and tenant for life 
of Bush Hill, who by agreement with his brother Andrew 
barred the entail &ct. of the Bush Hill estate by a common 
recovery, the effect of which was passed upon by the Supreme 
Ct. of Penna. in the case of Lyle vs. Richards, 9 S. & R., — 
His brother became entitled to one-third, himself to the other 
two-thirds, and they executed articles of sale in 1814 to 
Thomas Cadwalader, Thomas Biddle, Samuel Richards, 
Jk)hn Wharton, and others. Gen. Cadwalader to divide it 
into lots, and the Hamiltons to accept ground rents amount- 
ing in due time to ^36,000 per an. After raising $200,000 
principal, Cadwalader and his associates, in 1821, gave up 
the undertaking — James Hamilton d. at Poughkeepsie, N. 
Y., July 20, 1817 intestate, unm., s. p., 
Andrew, b. Nov. 4, 1776, m. Eliza Urquhart, see below, 
Franks, b. May 22, 1779, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), d. unm. 
Aug. 14, 1798, 

Hamilton — Palairet branch. 137 

Rebecca, 1). Nov. 7, 1783, m. Francis Lewis O'Beirne, see 
p. 139. 

Andrew Hamilton, b. Nov. 6, 1776, son of Andrew and Abigail 
Hamilton, p. 13H, d. May 16, 1825, m. (Gent's Mag.) at liatli 
June 11, 1817 Eliza, only dau. of the Rev. D. H. UnjulKirt of Broad- 
mayne, co. Dorset, Eng. 
Issue : 

Mary Ann, d. Piiila. Jany 24, 1851, m. Septimus Henry 
Palairet of the city of Bath, Capt. 21)th Foot, d. June 18, 

Issue (surname Palairet) : 

Mary Ann, ra. April, 1863 Capt. Adolphus Halkett 
Versturme of 11th Regt. Foot, 

Henry Hamilton, m., 1st, , and, 2n(l, Dec, 1881 

Charlotte Ellen Rooke, 
Laura Katherine, 
Charles Harvey, late Capt. 9th Lancers, m. Emily 

Eleanor, m. July 1867 Henry Hodges of Boliiey Court, 

CO. Oxford, Esq., 
Edith, ra. Apr., 1871 Sandford George Treweeke Sco- 

(a son), d. y. 

Ann Hamilton, b. Dec. 16, 1769, dau. of Andrew and Abigail 
Hamilton, see preceding page, d. in 1798, m. Oct. 17, 1792 James 
Lyle of Phila., merchant, of the firm of " Lyle & Newman," the other 
partner being John Beauclerc Newman. James Lyle was the second 
sou of Hugh Lyle of the North of Ireland. He d. Aug. 10, 1826. 
Issue (surname Lyle) : 

Mary, b. Jany. 22, 1796, m. Henry Beckett, see below, 
Ellen, b. Oct. 21, 1797, m. Hartman Kuhn, see p. 138. 

Mary Lyle, b. Jauys22, 1796, dau. of James and Ann Lyle, as 
above, d. Nov. 21, 1829, m. Nov. 12, 1818 (being 1st wife of) Henry 
Beckett, son of Sir John Beckett, created Bart, in 1813, by his w. 
Mary, dau. of Rt. Rev. Christopher Wilson, Bp. of liristol, and 
grddau. of Rt. Rev. Edmund Gibson, Bp. of London. Henry 
Beckett was b. Apr. 11, 1791, and became a merchant of Philadelphia, 

138 Hamilton — Beckett branch. 

being at one time British consul, and afterwards purchased the Bona- 
parte place at Bordentown, where he d. Sep. 11, 1871. 
Issue (surname Beckett) : 

Marianne, b. Apr. 27, 1820, d. s. p. May 10, 1849, m. July 
10, 1839 Sir Thomas Whichcote, Bart., son of Sir Thomas 
Whichcote, the 7th Baronet, by his w. Lady Sophia Sher- 
ard, dau. of the 5th Earl of Harborough, 
James, d. y., 

Hamilton, b. Oct. 15, 1829, now residing in England, m. 
Dec. 14, 1854 Hon. Sophia Clarence Copley, dau. of Baron 
Lyndhurst, Lord High Chancellor of England, 
Issue (surname Beckett) : 

Henry Lyndhurst, b. Apr. 8, 1857, Lieut. West Essex 

Constance Mary, m. Henry Campbell Bruce, eldest son 
of Baron Aberdare. 

Ellen Lyle, b. Oct. 21, 1797, dau. of James and Ann Lyle, as 
p. 137, d. at her residence in Chestnut St. below 12th, Phila., Feb. 8, 
1852, m. Dec. 15, 1818 Hartman Kuhn, son of Adam Kuhn, M. D. 
(Univ. at Upsal, Sweden), Professor in the Medical Dept. of Univ. of 

Penna., by his w. Elizabeth, wid. of Markoe of St. Croix and 

dau. of Isaac and Margaret Hartman. Dr. Adam Kuhn's father was 
Dr. Adam Simon Kuhn, one of the justices of Lancaster Co., whose 
father emigrated from Heidelburg, and settled at Germantown, Pa. 
Hartman Kuhn was b. Feb. 4, 1784, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) in 1800, 
and from 1836 until his death was one of the Trustees of the Uni- 
versity, and was member of the Amer. Philos. Society. He d. Nov. 
6, 1860. 

Issue (surname Kuhn) : 

Mary, m. Hartman Kuhn, son of her uncle Charles Kuhn by 
his w. Elizabeth Hester Yard, 
Issue (surname Kuhn) : 
William, of Rome, N. Y., 
Frederick, d. inf., 

Mary Hamilton, m. Joseph Harris of Bait., 

Issue (surname Harris) : 
James Hamilton, 
Mary Kuhn, 
Isabel Barney, 
Joseph Kidgely, 

Hamilion — Kulin branch. 139 

Charles, m, Mary D. Maison, 

Issue (surname Kuhn) : 
Mary Hamilton, 
Ellen, d. y., 

Elizabetli Ella, d. y., 
Cornelius Hartmun, 
Chaeles, now of Nice, Italy, m. Louisa C. Adams, who d, 
Florence 1870, dau. of Charles Francis Adams, U. S. Min- 
ister to Great Britain, and grddau. of John (^uincy Adams, 
President of the United States, and gr-grddau. of John 
Adams, President of the United States, 
Issue (surname Kuhn) : 
Ellen Lyle, d. y., 
Ellen, m. Manlius G. Evans of Phila., son of Cadwalader 

Issue (surname Evans) : 

Cadwalader, of New York, d. Jany. 1880, m. Angelina 

B. Corse, 

Issue (surname Evans) : 
Ellen Lyle, d. y., 

Ellen Lyle, m. Alfred T. Mahan, Capt. U. S. N., 

Issue (surname Mahan) : 
Helen Evans, 
Ellen Kuhn, 
Lyle Evans. 
Rosalie, unm., 

Julia, d. y., 

Hartman Kuhn, now in Wyoming Territory, 

Elizabeth, d. y., 

Rosalie, d. Dec. 20, 1841, 

Hartman, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) and LL. B (Harv. 1852), 

d. near Rome, Italy, Jany. 1870, m. Grace Carey of Boston, 

Issue (surname Kuhn) : 


Elizabeth, m. George C. Morris, see Shippen, 

Sophia, num., 

James Hamilton, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1857, was First 

Lieut, in Pa. Vols., d. s. p. killed in battle 1862. 

Rebecca Hamilton, b. Nov. 7, 1783, dau. of Andrew and Abi- 
gail Hamilton, p. 137, d. Feb. 2, 1842, m. Nov. 28, 1809 Francis 

140 Hamilton — O'Beirne branch. 

Lewis O'Beirne, son of the Most Rev. Thomas Lewis O'Beirne, Lord 
Bp. of Meath. He d. July 7, 1840. 
Issue (surname O'Beirne) : 

Thomas Ormsby, Capt. 25tli Regt. N. I. Bengal, d. in India 

Oct. 25, 1839 unm. s. p., 
James Hamilton, of Royal Navy, d. Aug. 19, 1869, m. 

Henrietta Frances , 

Issue (surname O'Beirne) : 

Francis Stuart, m. Charlotte Stubbs, 

Lewis Ormsby, 

Armine James, 

Emily Jane, m. Francis Henry Thomas, Capt. Bengal 

Annette May, d. y. Dec. 29, 1850, 
Charles Burgoyne Wren, 

William Henry De Lacy, m. Rose , 

Eveline Fanny Amelia, 
Rebecca Jane, d. 1839, m. June, 1837 Armine Simcoe 
Henry Mountain, Lt. Col. 26th Regt. (Cameronians), 
Issue (surname Mountain) : 
Jeannie, d. infant. 

Margaret Hamilton, daughter of the Councillor, d. May 13, 
1760. She m. Xt. Ch. Feb. 16, 1733-4 William Allen, son of Wil- 
liam Allen of Phila., merchant, who seems to have been a native of 
Ireland, as he mentions in his will his sister Catherine Cally living at 
Dungannon in Ireland and his uncle Vrilliam Craige of the same place. 
William Allen the elder married about 1700 Mary, dau. of Thomas 
and Susanna Budd, and sister of Rose Budd who m. Joseph Shippen 
(see Shippen). William Allen's will, dated July 3, 1725, probat. Sep. 
13, 1725, mentions only two children, although he had had two 
others, Thomas and James, baptized in the Presbyterian Church. 
The eldest surviving son, John, died, it seems, soon after his father 
and without issue, his mother, who d. Phila. Apr. 20, 1760, not men- 
tioning him in her will, but leaving everything to William except a 
few legacies to collateral relations &ct. 

William Allen who married Margaret Hamilton was born Aug. 5, 
1704, baptized Aug. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church in Phila. 
The positions which he obtained at a time when lawyers had become 
numerous in the colony should only have been given to men of legal 

Hamiltoyi — William Allen. 141 

education. That he received this, has been conjectured from the 
direction in his father's will that £500 sterling be remitted to him in 
London for his expenses there. He was then 21, perhaps studying at 
the Temple. And Judge Huston in his work on Land Titles, speak- 
ing of Penn's mortgage of the Province to Gouldney for £6600, of 
which a deed of Apr. 30, 1724 recites that one-fourth then remained 
unpaid, tells us, p. 231, "I have heard more than once many years ago 
that Wm. Allen, a distinguished barrister in London and afterwards 
Chief Justice of Pennsylvania had furnished money which tiuallypaid 
oiF this mortgage, and the books of the Land oflice show many grants 
of large tracts of laud to him between the year 1733 and 1740." 
Allen never practised law for any length of time, but, returning to 
America before Sep. 21, 1726, the date of the merchants' and chief 
citizens' agreement to take the money of the Lower Counties at their 
face value, to which his signature appears, he engaged in trade. On 
Oct. 3, 1727, he was elected a Common Councilman of Phila., but, 
whether then in the city or not, did not attend until May 16, 1728, 
the third meeting afterwards. In 1731, he became member of the 
Assembly, serving until 1739. He joined Andrew Hamilton in the 
project of making the square on Chestnut Street between Fifth and 
Sixth the site of the State House, and advanced the money for the 
purchase of certain of the lots, taking title in his own name until the 
Province re-imbursed him. In October, 1735, he was chosen Mayor of 
the City; and at the end of his term, the Hall of Assembly, just fin- 
ished, was opened with the collation customary from an out-going 
Mayor. The Pennsylvania Gazette of Sep. 30, 1736 says, " Thursday 
last William Allen Esq. Mayor of this city for the year past made a 
Feast for his citizens at the Statehouse, to which all the Strangers in 
Town of Note were also invited. Those who are Judges of such 
Things say That considering the Delicacy of the Viands & the Ex- 
cellency of the Wines, the great Number of Guests, and yet the Easi- 
ness and Order with which the whole was conducted, it was the most 
grand and the most elegant Entertainment that has been made in 
these Parts of America." In business, Allen was the partner of 
Joseph Turner the Councillor, and the profits from commercial enter- 
prise with the money which Allen and his wife inherited, and the ad- 
vance in value of land in which he had invested, made him at the 
death of his father-in-law one of the rich men, and in after years, not- 
withstanding his charities, perhaps the richest man in Pennsylvania. 
He left the Assembly in 1739, thinking with Hamilton that no im- 

142 Hamilton — William Allen. 

portant questions were likely soon to present thennselves. The war 
with Spain, however, followed, and the very important question of 
voting supplies presented itself. Allen became the head of the anti- 
Quaker party, contended with Norris for a seat in the Assembly, 
bringing on the "bloody election of 1742," and with difiBculty clear- 
ing himself of responsibility for the riot (see sketch of Isaac Norris 
the younger), and, having failed before the people, held the City Cor- 
poration, of which he had been chosen Recorder on the death of Ham- 
ilton, to a policy that might strengthen the Governor in his struggle 
against Norris's friends in the Assembly. 

Allen often acted as Judge of the Orphans' Court and Common 
Pleas, and continued in the important judicial office of Recorder of the 
City until Oct. 2, 1750, when, having been appointed Chief Justice of 
the Supreme Court of the Province, he resigned the Recordership as 
incompatible with his new duties. He was the only Chief Justice be- 
fore the Revolution who was a native of Pennsylvania, and the only 
one before or since excepting Shippen and Sharswood who has been a 
native of Philadelphia. For nearly a quarter of a century he pre- 
sided over the Court, says Edw. F. deLancey in his sketch (Pa. Mag. 
Hist. &ct., Vol. I, p. 202) " with a dignity, learning, impartiality, and 
intellectual force, equalled by few, and exceeded by none of those 
great jurists who have ever adorned the ermine of Pennsylvania and 
made immortal the renown of her supreme judiciary." At the same 
time he continued in business, and from 1756 until the Revolution 
was a representative from Cumberland County in the Assembly. His 
city residence was on King (now Water) Street adjoining his wharf 
and stores, the property being about 76 feet in breadth, and his stable 
and coach house being across the street and on the East side of Front. 
About 1750, he established his country seat at " Mt. Airy," a mansion 
with 47 acres beyond Germantown, since owned by the late James 
Gowen. In 1765, being owner of 3370 acres in Northampton Co., he 
laid out the town of Northampton, afterwards called Allentown, Pa., 
conveying in 1767 the whole estate to his son James. Although a 
politician often leading a faction greedy for office, Allen was through- 
out life a man of large public spirit, thinking of the needs of the 
colony, giving his influence, his time, and his pecuniary aid for its 
advancement. He was a large contributor to the Pennsylvania Hos- 
pital, to the College, of which he was one of the original trustees, and 
to the expedition in search of the North West Passage. Besides the 
money for the Gouldney mortgage and the purchase of the State 

Hamilton — William Allen. 143 

House ground, he advanced on one occasion a good part of the tax 
payable by the Proprietaries under a bill proposed for raising revenue 
there being a dead-lock between the Lieut.-Governor and the Assem- 
bly, the former pressing for money for military uses, and not feeling 
free to consent to a law which taxed the Proprietary estates, and the 
Assembly refusing to vote the means of defence unless such taxation 
were agreed to. Tlie gentlemen of Philadelphia made up the sum 
which it was estimated would have been due from the Proprietaries; 
and the Assembly passed the necessary money bills. 

Samuel Foulke, in his Diary, tells us that when Sir William John- 
son's conduct in connection with the Indian treaty of 1762 was criti- 
cised in the Assembly-, "ye Judge bellowed forth such a torrent of 
obstreperous jargon as might have been heard in a still morning to ye 
Jersey shore in vindication of Sir William's conduct, in which combat 
he was extremely chafed, and his lungs so exhausted that he left ye 
house and appeared no more this year." Nevertheless in the Assem- 
bly and in the City Corporation, Allen was active, not merely in car- 
rying out the views of a party, but in promoting objects of general 
utility ; and as Chief Justice, Mr. deLancey tells us, he gave his services 
gratuituonsly, receiving his salary only to appropriate it to charities. 
During his visit to England in 1763, he achieved a victory for all the 
American colonies in regard to the bill in Parliament for taxing them. 
A letter from London to the Pennsylvania Gazette, dated Mch. 24, 
1764, says : "The 15th Resolution relating to the Stamp Duty, will 
certainly pass next Sessions, unless the Americans offer a more certain 
duty. Had not William Allen, Esq : been here and indefatigable in 
opposing it, and happily having made Acquaintance with the first 
Personages in the Kingdom and the greatest part of the House of 
Commons, it would inevitably have passed this Session." With 
other prominent citizens, and followed by his three eldest sons, Allen 
joined the American Philosophical Society soon after its resuscitation. 
He was a great friend of Benjamin West, but a strong hater of Ben- 
jamin Franklin, and after the latter attained celebrity, spoke of him 
as "that Goliath." He charged him with playing double on the 
Stamp Act while in England. It was a natural antipathy: Allen be- 
longed to the wealthy, office-holding coterie, whom Franklin had sup- 
planted in public favor ; Allen in time became the father-in-law of 
Penn, Franklin the leader of the populace ; Allen was a merchant 
prince inclined to nepotism and exclusive, Franklin was a satirist and 
a leveller. In the contention preceding the Revolutionary War, 

144 Hamilton — : William Allen. 

Allen, his family, and his friends sided with the Colonies ; and he 
went so far as to donate cannon shot to the Council of Safety ; but he 
was anxious to maintain union with Great Britain, and labored as 
member of Assembly for that end. He resigned the Chief Justice- 
ship in 1774. He was in his seat in the Assembly in the month of 
June, 1776, when, Bancroft says, John Dickinson (see Norris) pro- 
mised him before the House that notwithstanding the recall of the 
instructions to that effect, he and his colleagues in Congress would 
continue to vote against Independence. After the Fourth of July, 
Allen seems to have kept quiet, and he may have been out of town 
when "disaffection" was taken notice of by the new government. 
E. F. deLancey says that not long before his death he went to Eng- 
land. He may have gone abroad in 1776, and returned during the 
British occupation of Philadelphia. He was in the city on October 
10, 1778, when a pass was granted to his daughter Mrs. deLancey to 
visit him there with her small children. His will was dated Apr. 26, 
1769, and witnessed by Edward Shippen Jr., the Councillor, and 
Townsend White and Nathaniel Allen. In view of the death of his 
sous John and James and in order to protect his property from the 
operation of the attainder of his other sons, he executed in presence of 
Townsend White, John White, and Blair McClenachan a codicil 
bearing date Dec. 1, 1779, by which he devised John's James's and 
Andrew's shares to their respective children, and William's share to 
James Hamilton absolutely. He moreover freed all his slaves. In 
the early part of 1780, the American army needing horses, those of the 
" disatfected " were seized first, and Allen lost four. On June 8th fol- 
lowing, " for divers good causes and considerations" he deeded to 
Edward Shippen Jr. and Tench Coxe all his messuages and lots within 
the city square bounded by Arch, Sassafras, Second, and Third Streets, 
reserving to himself an estate for life. 

It has been said that Chief Justice Allen died in London, but he 
probably died in Philadelphia or at Mt. Airy, from the early date at 
which his death was known to his friends in the city. He died on 
Sep. 6, 1780 (Tilghman's Estate, 5 Wh. 44). On the 10th, Jasper 
Yeates, writing from Lancaster to Col. Burd, says, " By a letter re- 
ceived from Mr. Parr in Philadelphia we have advice that old Mr. 
Allen is gone to his long home. Poor gentleman ! He is at length 
happily removed from all his troubles. His reverse of fortune is a 
noble lesson of morality in the most prosperous seasons of life." On 
the 16th of the month, his will and codicil were proved in Philadel- 

Hamilton — Allen branch. 145 

phia by the oaths of all the witnesses except Nathaniel Allen, who 
was deceased. 

Issue of Ch. Justice William and Margaret Allen : 

several d. y., 

John, m. Mary Johnston, see below, 

Andrew, b. June, 1740, also Councillor, see p. 147, 

James, m. Elizabeth Lawrence, see p. 151, 

William, b. about 1751, became Lieut. Col. of a Pennsyl- 
vania Regiment at the breaking out of the Revolutionary 
War, serving under St. Clair, but after the Declaration of 
Independence resigned his commission, and joined the Brit- 
ish, — In 1778, he raised a corps called the Pennsylvania 
Loyalists, and, with the rank of Lieut.-Colouel, was the 
commanding officer. Sabine's American Loyalists says, 
" From the influence of his family and from his own per- 
sonal standing, he expected to make rapid enlistments, but 
was disappointed. At the siege of Pensacola," where one of 
the men who attempted to desert received the crudest pun- 
ishment, "a shell was thrown into the door of the magazine 
as the men were receiving powder, and forty-five of this 
regiment were killed, and a number wounded. In 1782, 
and near the close of the contest, though still in service, the 
Pennsylvania Loyalists were of but little consequence in 
point of numbers." He was included in the Act of Confis- 
cation of March, 1778 ; and after the War lived in England, 
— d. unm. in London July 2, 1838 aged 87 years, 
Anne, d. s. p., m. May 31, 1766 John Penn the Councillor, 
Margaret, m. James de Lancey, see p. 153. 

John Allen, as above, began the study of law under Tench 
Francis at Philadelphia, but finished at the Temple. He was elected 
a Common Councilman of the City. At the beginning of the Revo- 
lution, he was member of the Committee of Inspection and Obser- 
vation for the City and Liberties, and was a delegate to the Provin- 
cial Convention of New Jersey in 1776, but was opposed to Independ- 
ence. In December, 1776, he put himself under the protection of the 
British army under Gen. Howe. The Act of Confiscation of 1778 
required him to surrender himself for trial for high treason before 
the 20th of April following. His death, in Feb., 1778, before the 
Act was passed, saved his estates. He m. New York Apr. 6, 1775, 
Mary, dau. of David Johnston of New York. 


146 Hamilton — Allen branch. 

Issue (surname Allen) : 

JoHX, b. Jany. 14, 1776 (?), m. Christina L. Jones, see below, 
AViLLiAM, b. Jany. 14, 1776, m. Maria C. Verplanck, see below. 

John Allen, b. Phila., Jany. 14, 1776 (?), as above, was of Dutch- 
ess Co., N. Y., d. Feb. 18, 1809, m. Sep. 7, 1802 Christina Livingston 
Jones, grddau. of Philip Livingston the Signer, she d. Aug., 1812. 
Issue (surname Allen) : 

Mary, b. July 3, 1803, d. May 1, 1865, m. Feb. 19, 1829 
Kichard Tylden Auchmuty, 
Issue (surname Auchmuty) : 

Margaret Allen, b. 1 829, m. Richard Sands Tucker, 
Issue (surname Tucker) ; 

Marv Auchmutv, b. Mch. 24, 1859, 

Allen, b. June 29. 18C9, 

Samuel Auclimuty, b. Apr. 29, 1868, 
Richard Tylden, b. 1831, m. Ellen Schermerhorn, 

Mary Christina, b. Sej). 17, 1833, ni. Barnard Mackay 
Issue (surname Mackay) : 

Archibald Kennedy Kearney, b. Nov. 3, 1866, 
Margaret Auchmutv, b. Nov. 10, 1872, 
Richard Tvlden, b.'Nov. 3, 1874, 

Henrietta Isabella, b. Aug. 21, 1839, d. April 1, 1842, 

Maegaret, b. Nov. 16, 1804, d. Dec. 3, 1826, m. Oct. 28, 
1824 Charles Ludlow Livingston, 
Issue (surname Livingston) : 

Catherine Clinton, b. Oct. 10, 1825, m. "Walter Langdou. 

William Allen, b. Phila., Jany. 14, 1776, as above, resided at 
Hyde Park, Dutchess Co., N. Y., and afterwards in Ulster Co., d. 
Rondout Mch. 10, 1850, m. Maria Cornelia Verplanck. 
Issue (surname Allen) : 
several d. s. p., 

Frances Anne, d. July 12, 1835, m. Oct. 16, 1832 Rev. 
Jared Sparks, D. D. (Harv.), Pastor of " First Independent 
Church of Baltimore" (Unitarian), Chaplain to U. S. Ho. 
of Reps., Pres. of Harvard University, editor of "Writings 
of "Washington &ct., 
Issue (surname Sparks) : 

Maria Verplanck, d. y. Cambridge Jany. 3, 1846, 
Julia Maria, m. Rev. "William H. Channing, who succeeded 
Martineau as Pastor of the Hope Street (Unitarian) Chapel 
in Liv^erpool, England, 

Issue (surname Channing) : 

Francis Allston, in England, m. Bryant of Boston. 

Hamilton — Andrew Allen. 147 

Andrew Allen, b. June, 1740, son of Chief Justice Allen by his 
w. Margaret, dau. of Andrew Hamilton the Councillor, see p. 145, 
and himself a Councillor, was educated at the College of Phila., since 
become the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1759 with 
his brother James, and William Pacaof Md., a Signer of the Declara- 
tion of Independence, Samuel Powel, who was afterwards Mayor of 
Phila., and some six others ; the second class which proceeded from 
the institution. He then studied law under the direction of Benjamin 
Chew, at that time Attorney- General, and about July, 1761 went 
abroad to finish his education at the Temple. Returning home almost 
exceptionally well educated, he at once took the position in the com- 
munity placed at his hand by the social and political influence of his 
father. He was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court Apr. 20, 
1765. The corporation of Philadelphia chose him as a Common 
Councilman in October, 1768. On the resignation of Mr, Chew, he 
was appointed Attorney-General of the Province, and held that ofiBce 
until the Revolution, about seven years. He was invited to a seat in the 
Provincial Council by his brother-in-law John Penn, qualifying Dec. 24, 
1770. In May, 1774, he was sent by the Council with James Tilgh- 
man to Virginia to induce the Governor of that Colony to unite in a 
petition to the King for a settlement of the boundaries. He was ap- 
pointed Recorder of Phila. June 25, 1774. About this time, the dis- 
pute with Great Britain on the subject of taxing the colonies became 
the all-absorbing topic, and Allen was in unison with the popular 
feeling even to preparing for resistance. He was one of the founders 
of the First Troop, Phila. City Cavalry. On Nov. 2, 1774, some 
twenty-eight citizens, who, it is said, had often met for fox-hunting, 
formed themselves into this company of Light Horse. They were all 
men of substantial means, who had something at stake in the fate of 
their country, and who needed not pay to keep them in the field. 
Some of them were representatives of the elite, and others afterwards 
attained such prominence in public affairs as shed lustre on the organi- 
zation ; but at that time Andrew Allen was the most distinguished 
man among them. The officers first chosen were : Caj)tain, Abra- 
ham Markoe (formerly of the Danish island of St. Croix) ; First 
Lieutenant, Andrew Allen; Second Lieut., Samuel Morris (previ- 
ously Sheriff of Phila. Co.) ; Cornet, James Mease ; &ct. The company, 
after serving at its own expense throughout the war which ensued 
has since maintained perpetual succession, and is now commonly known 
as the First City Troop. Allen may be presumed to have favored the 

148 Hamilton — Andrew Allen. 

compromise, suggested early in 1775 by the British House of Com- 
mons, viz : any colony to vote a proper supply, and in consideration to 
be excepted from each act of Parliament taxing America ; for he was 
present at the meeting of the Provincial Council which commended it 
to the favor of the Assembly. This compromise was not accepted : 
being addressed to the Colonies separately instead of through Con- 
gress, it asked them to desert each other. It was, perhaps, however, 
Allen's influence as much as John Penn's incapacity or love of quiet 
which kept the Penn government from taking a forcible stand against 
the Whigs. Allen was one of the Committee of Safety appointed by 
the Assembly June 30, 1775 for the defence of the Province : and he 
was appointed one of the delegates to the Continental Congress. 
When, however, after active service on the Committee and in Con- 
gress, he saw that the latter body was only making ready to declare 
Independence, he withdrew from the cause. He resigned from the 
Troop in April, 1776, and after June 14, 1776 no longer attended the 
meetings of Congress, although had he been present on the 1st and 
2nd of July, he could have prevented the vote of Pennsylvania being 
given for Independence. His last public office was burgess from 
Philadelphia to the Assembly, which he was chosen in May, 1776, 
running as a Moderate, or one in favor of reconciliation with Eng- 
land. There were four to be chosen and the vote stood : Samuel 
Howell, 941 : Andrew Allen, 923 : George Clymer, 923 : Alexander 
Wilcocks, 921 : Thomas Willing, 911 : Frederick Kuhl, 904: Owen 
Biddle, 903 : Daniel Roberdeau, 890. Clymer was the only one elected 
of those wished for by the advanced Whigs. These figures show how 
evenly divided was the populace on the question of Independence. Its 
advocates, some of the voters having gone to the war, could not get a 
majority over a good conservative ticket, although Galloway's state- 
ment that not one fifth of the people desired Independence is evidently 
wrong as to Philadelphia at least. Christopher Marshall says in his 
Diary, " I think it may be said with propriety that the Quakers, 
Papists, Church, Allen family, with all the Proprietary party, were 
never seemingly so happily united as at this election, notwithstanding 
Friends' former protestation and declaration of never joining with that 
party since the club or knock-down Election [of 1742]. Gh ! tell it 
not in Gath, nor publish it in the streets of Askalon, how the testi- 
mony is trampled upon ! " After the Declaration of Independence, 
Allen attached himself to the British Army, and was with it at its 
entry into Philadelphia. In March, 1778, the Pennsylvania Assem- 

Hamilton — Andrew Allen. 149 

bly passed an Act of Attainder against him, in consequence of which 
much of his property was sold. The Treaty of Peace prohibited any 
future confiscations, and provided that any persons could come to the 
United States, and remain twelve months unmolested in their endea- 
vors to obtain restitution. 

Allen went to England about the close of the War, but visited 
Pennsylvania in 1792, and remained a few years. The Treaty of 1794 
■with Great Britain provided that British subjects holding land in 
America, or American citizens holding land in England, should with 
their heirs and assigns hold and dispose of the same as if natives, and 
that the United States make restitution for losses occasioned by the 
non-payment of debts to British subjects contracted before tlie Peace, 
to be ascertained by commissioners to be appointed. He endeavored 
without success to collect the money paid to the State on his land con- 
tracts. He seems to have resided afterwards with hisdau. Mrs. Ham- 
mond. He d. (Gent. Mag.) March 7, 1825, in Montagu Street, Port- 
man Square, aged 85. 

He m. Apr. 24, 1768 Sarah, eldest dau. of William Coxe, alderman 
of Phila., by his w. Mary, dau. of Tench Francis, Esq., Attorney-Gen- 
eral of Pennsylvania. William Coxe was a son of Col. Daniel Coxe, 
Chief Justice of New Jersey, by his w. Sarah Eckley of Phila. 
Issue of Andrew Allen the Councillor: 

Andrew, founder of the Anchor Club in Phila., British Con- 
sul in Boston, d. s. p. Clifton near Bristol, Eug., Dec. 3, 1850, 
m. Maria, dau. of Charles Coxe of Sydney, 
Ann, d. num., 
Elizabeth, d. unm., 

Margaret, m. George Hammond, see below, 
Maria, d. unm., 

John Penn, b. Oct. 25, 1785, M. A. (Univ., Oxon.), d. unm., 

Thomas Dawson, b. Oct. 25, 1785, M. A. (Univ., Oxon.), 

E-ector of North Cerney, Gloucester, d.»s. p., m. Aug. 26, 

1840 Jane, wid. of Rev. E. C. Henry, and dau. of E. H. 


Margaret Allen, dau. of Andrew Allen the Councillor, as above, 
d. Dec. 8, 1838, m. Phila., May 20, 1793 George Hammond, the first 
British Minister to the United States. He was for some time Under 
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. He d. in Portland Place 
London, Apr. 23, 1853, aged 90. 

150 Hamilton — Hammond branch. 

Issue (surname Hammond) : 

William Andrew, m. Maria Brown, see below, 
George, Senior Fellow of Merton, d. unm. Apr. 6, 1882, 
Margaret, m. Henry Richard Chetwynd-Stapylton, see be- 
Edmund, m. Mary Frances Kerr, see next page. 

Rev. William Andrew Hammond, son of George and Margaret 
Hammond, and gr'dson of Andrew Allen the Councillor, as above,, 
grad. M. A. (Oxon.), was Rector of Whitchurch, Oxon., d. (Gent. Mag.) 
at Naples Nov. 29, 1844, m. Maria Brown. 
Issue (surname Hammond): 

Maria, m. (Gent. Mag.) Jany. 31, 1860 Rev. Charles Nevile^ 
M. A., (see Burke's Landed Gentry) prebendary of Lincoln 

and Rector of Fledboro' near Newark, 

Issue (surname Nevile) : 

Christopher William Andrew, b. July 12, 1862, 
Charles Swainston, b. July 5, 1864, 
Henry Isaac Williams, b. Aug. 30, 1865, 
Maria Elizabeth, 
Charlotie Gertrude Lucy. 

Margaret Hammond, dau. of George and Margaret Hammond, 

and grddau. of Andrew Allen the Councillor, as above, m. Dec. 13, 

1820 Maj. Henry Richard Chetwynd-Stapylton, R. A., son of Maj. 

Gen. Granville Anson Chetwynd-Stapylton, and gr'dson of William, 

4th Viscount Chetwynd. Maj. Chetwynd-Stapylton b. 1789, d. Apr. 

4, 1859. 

Issue (surname Chetwynd-Stapylton) : 

Henry Edward, b. Mch. 12, 1822, m., 1st, Apr. 29, 1851 

Esther Charlotte, dau. of Serjeant Edw. Goulburn, and, 2nd, 

Oct. 23, 1856 Ellen, widow of Rev. James L. Venables and 

dau. of Henry H. Oddie, and, 3rd, Aug. 15, 1871, Sophia 

Gathering, dau. of Richard Walter, 6th Viscount Chetwynd, 
Issue by 1st wife (surname Chetwynd-Stapylton) : 

Henry Goulburn, b. May 20, 1852, 
Issue bv 2nd wife (surname Chetwynd-Stapylton) : 
Miles, b. June 22, I860, 
Evelyn Mary, 
Granville George, b. Mch. 22, 1823, Maj.-Gen. late 32nd 

Regt., m. Dec. 8, 1864 Lady Barbara Maria, dau. of Joseph, 

4th Earl of Milltown, 

Issue (surname Chetwynd-Stapylton) : 
Barbara Margaret, 
Granville Joseph, b. Sep. 11, 1871, 

Hamilton — Hammond branch. 151 

Bryan Henry, b. June 10, 1873, 

Kicliard Cecil, b. Apr. 14, 187G, d. June 27, 1878, 

William, b. May 15, 1825, Vicar of Maiden and Rector of 
Chessington, m. Oct. 26, 1852 Elizabeth B., dau. of Rev. 
Robt. Tritton, Rector of Morden, 

Issue (surname Chetwynd-Stapylton) : 

Edward, b. 1855, m.'Sep. 27, 1879, Mary Beatrice Cowie, 
Issue (surname Chetwynd-Slapylt(j'n) : 
a son, b. June 28, 1880, 
Frederick, b. Oct. 15, 1857, 
Granville, b. Dec. 11, 1858, 

Margaret Diana, ra. Sep. 5, 1856 George Carnac Barnes, Rsq., 

C. B., Commissioner of the Cis Sutlej Islands, East Indies, 

whod. May 12, 1861, 

Issue (surname Barnes) : 
George Stapylton, 

Edmund Hammond, b. June 25, 1802, son of George and Mar- 
garet Hammond, and gr'dson of Andrew Allen the Councillor, p. 150, 
grad. M. A. (Univ.) Oxon.), entered the British Civil service Oct. 10, 
1823, was appointed Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 
April 10, 1854, which office he re-signed Oct. 9, 1873, was sworn a 
member of the Privy Council June 12, 1866, and was created a peer 
March 5, 1874, with the title of Baron Hammond of Kirk Ella. 

He m. Jany. 3, 1846 Mary Frances, dau. of Maj.-Gen. Lord Robert 
Kerr, and grddau. of William John, 5th Marquess of Lothian. 
Issue (surname Hammond) : 

Mary Georgina, b. Jany. 14, 1848, 
Margaret Elizabeth, b. Nov. 26, 1851, 
Katherine Cecilia, b. Apr. 2, 1853. 

James Allen, b. about 1742, son of Chief Justice William and 
Margaret Allen, and gr'dson of Andrew Hamilton the Councillor, grad. 
at College of Phila., studied law with Shippen the Councillor, and 
afterwards at the Temple, admitted to practice in Supreme Court Sep. 
26, 1765. He was elected a Common Councilman of the City Oct. 6, 
1767, and in May, 1776, was sent to the Assembly from Northampton 
County. After the House adjourned, he retired to the country. 

He d. in Phila. Sep. 19, 1778, in the 37th year of his age (Obit. 
Notice in the Penna. Evening Post of Sep. 21, 1778). He m. Xt. Ch. 
Mch. 10, 1768 Elizabeth, only child of John Lawrence, son of Thomas 
Lawrence the Councillor. 

162 Hamilton — Allen branch. 

Issue (surname Allen) : 

Anne Penn, b, Feb. 19, 1769, m. James Greenleaf, see below, 

Margaeet Elizabeth, b. Apr. 21, 1772, d. Phila. Sep. 9, 
1798, m. Xt. Ch. July 1, 1794 William Tilghman (see 

Mary Masters, b. Jany. 4, 1776, ra. Henry Walter Livings- 
ton, see below, 

James Hamilton, b. Jany. 24, 1778, d. aged 10 years. 

Anne Penn Allen, b. Phila. Feb. 19, 1769, dau. of James and 
Elizabeth Allen, as above, d. Phila. Sep., 1851, m. Xt. Ch. Apr. 26, 
1800 James Greenleaf, then of Washington, D. C, native of Massa- 
chusetts, who had been U. S. Consul at Amsterdam, and partner of 
Robert Morris and John Nicholson in the immense land purchases 
which ruined them and him. They organized in 1795 the North 
American Land Co. for the sale of 6,000,000 acres wiiich they had 
jointly selected, guaranteeing to the stockholders an annual dividend of 
6 per cent. Morris and Nicholson contracted for the purchase of his 
share, giving him $1,150,000 in drafts on each other, which they never 
paid, and on which he was sued as indorser. He was Secretary of the 
Co. He resided after his marriage near Allentown, Pa. He d. 
Washington, D. C, Sep., 1843. 
Issue (surname Greenleaf) : 

Mary Livingston, now of Phila., m. her cousin Walter C. 
Livingston, dau. of Henry AValter Livingston by his w. 
Mary Masters Alien, 
Margaret Tilghman, now of Phila., m. Charles Augustus 
Dale from London, since dec'd, 
Issue (surname Dale) : 

Allen, civil engineer, in P. R. R. Co.'s service. 

Mary Masters Allen, b. Jany. 4, 1776, dau. of James and 
Elizabeth Allen, as above, d. Livingston Manor, N.Y., Dec. 11, 1855, 
m. Xt. Ch. Nov. 27, 1796 Henry Walter Livingston of Livingston 
Manor, son of Walter Livingston by his w. Cornelia, dau. of Peter 
Schuyler. Henry Walter Livingston, b. 1768, grad. A. B. (Yale), 
studied law, was Secretary to Gouverneur Morris when Minister to 
France, and Member of Congress from 1803 to 1807, d. Livingston 
Manor, Columbia Co., N. Y., Dec. 22, 1810. 

Hamilton — Livincjston branch. 153 

Issue (surname Livingston) : 

Henry W., of Livingston Manor, d. Paris Feb. 19, 1848, m. 

Caroline Marie de Grasse Depau, dau. of Francis Depau, 

she d. Stuttgart Feb. 13, 1871, 

Issue (surname Livingston) : 

Henry W., m. Angelica Urr^uhart, 
Issue (surname Livingston) : 
Henry W., 


Silvia, d. 1873, m. Johnston Livingston of New York, 
Issue (surname Livingston) : 

Carol a, 

Walter L., of the Brooklyn l)ar, Surrogate of King's 

Co., ra. Silvia Coster, 

Issue (surname Livingston) : 

Marie, dec'd, m. Samuel M. Fox of Phila., 

Issue (surname Fox) : 

Stephanie, d. 1878, m. H. B. Livingston, 
Issue (surname Livingston) : 
Mary Angelica, 
de Grasse, m. Anna Hyslop^ 

Robert L., d. Feb., 1877, m. Mary S. McRae, 

Issue (surname Livingston) : 
Duncan McRae, 
Stephanie, d. s. p. Santander, Spain, Feb. 10, 1856, m. 

Baron Adolph Finot, 

Louis Phillipe de M., d. unm. 1881, 

Allen, d. unm. Rouen, France, 

Walter [Copake], of Allentown, Pa., member of the Senate 

of Penna., some time of Phila., merchant, d. in Phila., m. 

his cousin Mary L. Green leaf, 

Issue (surname Livingston) : 

Anne Greenleaf, d. s. p. Mch. 28, 1846, m. Thomas C. 


Tilghman, d. unm., 

James, d. unm., 

Walter, d. unm., 

Henry Walter, of Phila., 

Meta, unm., 

Marion, unm., 

Florence, unm., 

Mary, d. Paris Apr. 14, 1880, m. James Thomson, 

154 Hamilton — Livingston' branch. 

Issue (surname Thomson) : 

James, ra. Amelia Parnell of Ireland, sister of Charles 

Stewart Parnell, M. P., 
Issue (surname Thomson) : 

James Henry Livingston, d. Paris Apr., 1882, 

Henry L., d. num., 
Elizabeth, d. s. p., m. William D. Henderson of Boston, 
Cornelia, now of Staten Island, m. Carroll Livingston, 
Issue (surname Livingston) : 

Charles Carroll, m. Mary J. Cruger, nee Jauncey, 

Brockholst, Lieut. U. S. N., d. unm., 
Anne, now of Staten Island, m. Anson Livingston, 
Issue (surname Livingston) : 

Mary, m. Capt. Harrison, U. S. A., who d. s. p., 

Anne Ludlow, unm., 

Ludlow, d. unm. 

Maegaeet Allen, dau. of Chief Justice William and Margaret 
Allen, see p. 145, d. Tunbridge Wells, Eng., Oct. 18, 1827, m. 
Shrewsbury, N. J., Aug. 19, 1771 James de Lancey, b. 1732, eldest 
son of James De Lancey, Chief Justice and Governor of New York, by 
his w. Anne, dau. of Col. Caleb Heathcote of N. Y. He graduated at 
Cambridge, England, was aide-de-camp to Gen. Abercrombie at the 
taking of Ticonderoga, and represented New York City in the Colo- 
nial Assembly. He w'as the leader of the Conservatives, or "De 
Lancey Party," in the Province down to the end of the British rule. 
He d. at Bath, Eng., Apr. 8, 1800. 
Issue (surname de Lancey) : 

Charles, b. Phila. Nov. 27, 1773, in Royal Navy, d. unm. 

London May 6, 1840, 
Maegaeet, d. June 11, 1804, m. July 17, 1794 Sir Juckes 
Granville Clifton- Juckes of Clifton, Co. Nottingham, Bart., 
succeeded his brother Sir Robert Clifton as 8th Bart., took 
name of Clifton-Juckes, and (after m., 2nd, Marianne, dau. of 
John Swinfen) d. Oct. 1, 1852, 
Issue (surname Clifton-Juckes) : 
Gervase, d. y. Nov. 11, 1795, 
Gervase, b. Sep. 24, 1796, d. y. Jany. 24, 1797, 
James, Lt. Col. 1st Dragoon Guards, d. unm. Cheltenham, 

Eng., May 26, 1857, 
Anna, d. unm. Cheltenham, Eng., Aug. 10, 1851, 
Susan, d. unm. Cheltenham, Eng., Apr. 7, 1866. 

Henry Brooke. 

Henry Brooke was a grandson of Sir Henry Brooke of Norton 
in Cheshire, who was created a Baronet in 16G2. Tlie family was one 
of long standing, the ancestor of Henry VIII's time having been 
Sheriff of Cheshire and a Knight of St. John at Rhodes. Belonging 
to a younger branch of tiie family, public office was sought for Henry 
Brooke. He had expected the Collectorship of the Port of "New- 
Castle-on-Delaware/' as the chief town of Penn's Lower Counties was 
called. However, greater influence was brought to bear upon the 
Lords Commissioners of Customs in favor of Samuel Lowman, and 
Brooke was made Collector at Lewes, a lesser port. He came over 
to Penn's dominions to accept this charge in 1702. In 1704, the 
death of John Bewley, Esq., made a vacancy in the service at Phila- 
delphia. Col. Robert Quarry, Surveyor-General of the Customs, and 
Judge of the Admiralty, gave the position to John Moore, a Church- 
man like himself, who was the annoyance of the Quaker population. 
Brooke, however, sought the place, and wrote to his friends the bro- 
ther and sister of Lord Treasurer Godolphin to obtain it from the Com- 
missioners. (P. & L. Corr.) James Logan asked Penn to endorse the 
application, saying, "I take him to be a young man of the most polite 
education and best natural parts that I have known at least before his 
time, thrown away on this corner of the world." Notwithstanding 
all this, John Moore's appointment as Collector was allowed to stand ; 
and Brooke, "a young beau, otherwise well accomplished, and de- 
serving a better society," remained at Lewes. Probably finding some 
company among the principal inhabitants of Sussex, he also collected 
a fair library, and whiled av/ay some leisure hours with poetry. Sev- 
eral of his pieces have been found at Stenton, with whose proprietor 
he was a frequent correspondent: and his "Discourse concerning 
Jests," written in 1705, is published in one of the volumes of Haz- 
ard's Register. Still Collector of his Majesty's Customs, and " of late 
a useful magistrate of the County of Sussex/' he was called to the 
Provincial Council to supply the place of Jasper Yeatcs dec'd, and 

156 Brooke. 

took the oaths on the 19th day of January, 1721. In 1727, he was 
again commissioned a magistrate, or Justice of the County Court, of 
Sussex, and was also appointed one of the six judges of the Supreme 
Court of the Lower Counties. His position under the Crown did 
not prevent him from being on good terms with the people : he was 
elected one of their representatives in Assembly. He became, more- 
over, Speaker of the House. 

He died in Philadelphia on Friday, February 6, 1735-6, and was 
buried in Christ Church by ''general invitation" on the following 
day. By his will, dated May 1, 1732, he left to James Logan all the 
Italian books given to him by Gov. Burnet of New York, and ordered 
Mr. Logan's copy of Lucretius and Italian books to be returned to 
him: and then, after leaving mourning rings to his "dear sister Mrs. 
Mary Brooke," to his brother Philip Brooke, and to his kinsman John 
Plumtre, Esq., he bequeathed his books — of which he had not only 
English and Latin, but also French and Greek — with his goods and 
chattels to his countrymati William Becket, the missionary at Lewes. 
Some months after his death, appeared in the Weekly Mercury a 
poetical apostrophe to his memory, praising the generality of his learn- 
ing and the sincerity of his religious professions, and containing these 

lines : 

"Good humour, manly wit, a gen'rous mind, 
"A judgment strong, a fancy unconfined, 
" A friend to virtue and a foe to vice, 
"In all lliy conduct regularly nice. 
"Happy the future age, that once shall see 
" In all respects a parallel to thee ! " 

Thomas Gr^me. 

The illustrious ancestry of the Dukes of Montrose is set forth in 
Douglas's Peerage of Scotland with the wonted carefulness of that 
author, and, derived from ancient charters, found in the monasteries or 
among the Public Archives, is divested of all mythology. The first 
of the race as far as the antiquary can discover, was 

William de Graham, who is said to have received lands from 
David I, in whose reign he came into Scotland. He witnessed char- 
ters dated A. D. 3128 and 1129. 

Ten generations later, Sir William Graham of Kincardine, the 
head of this powerful family, was one of the commissioners to treat 
with England, being intrusted with that power in 1406 and 1411. 
He married twice. The son of his first wife was ancestor of the Gra- 
hams of Montrose. His second wife was the daughter of King 
Robert III, a charter dated August 4th, 1420 conveying lands to Sir 
William and " Mariotse Stewart, sorori (she was niece) Roberti Ducis 
Albanise, spousse dicti Willielmi." In another charter from their 
cousin Murdac, Duke of Albany — these Dukes are well known to the 
readers of the " Fair Maid of Perth " — there is mentioned as their 3rd 

William Graham, or Gr^me, to whom the barony of Garvock 
was granted in 1473. Ace. to Burke's Lauded Gentry, he was father 

Matthew le Gr-EME, who succeeded him in 1502, and had 

Archibald Gr^me of Garvock, his son, who fell at Floddeu in 
1513, and was father of 

John Graeme of Garvock, who had two sons, viz : James Gra}me 
of Garvock and a John Graham, who possessed the estate of Bal- 
gowan. The latter was in turn father of a second John Graham of 

James Gr^me of Garvock, eldest sou aforesaid, we are told, was 

the father of 

NiNiAN, who married in 1606 Elizabeth Oliphant, and had a sou 

158 Grceme. 

John Gr^me, who married 1638 Agnes Drummond, and was 
father of 

James Gr^me of Garvock. The " Inquisition, ad Cap. Dom. 
Regis Retorn. &ct. Abbrevatio," published by Royal Authority in 
1811, has this entry concerning hira. "Jan. 9. 1668. Jacobus 
Grahame de Garvock, hseres Niniani Graham de Garvock, avi." We 
also learn that the lands of Balgowan and the property of that branch 
of the family were inherited by hiro ; he appears (ibid) " Dec. 14. 1677. 
Jacobus Grahame de Garvock, hseres Joannis Grahame de Balgoway, 
filii fratris proavi." In 1678, he married Anne Stewart, daughter of 
John Stewart of ArntuUie and Cardneys. Balgowan soon after was 
in possession of his kinsman, Thomas Graeme. 

According to the pedigree in the appendix to the Life of Lord 
Lynedoch by Capt. Delavoye, London, 1880, 

John Grsenie, second son of John Graeme of Garvock, purchased the 
estate of Balgowan of Lord lunermeath in 1584, and, the pedigree 
says, his son 

Jolin Grseme m. Isabel Bonnar, dau. of Niuian Bonnar of Keltic 
and (instead of dying without issue so that the estate passed to James 
Graeme of Garvock) was succeeded by his son 

John Graeme, who m. 1647 Helen, dau of Sir Thomas Blair of 
Balthayock, and was father of 

Thomas Graeme who entailed the estate on his heirs male. (It 
would seem that his father was in fact no other than John Graeme 
of Garvock named in the pedigree in Burke's Landed Gentry and that 
this Thomas obtained the lands from his brother James after Dec 14, 
1677, the date of the inquisition.) The sons of this Thomas Graeme 
by his 1st wife (whom he married in 1671), Anna, dau. of Sir James 
Drummond of Machany, are given as follows, viz: 

John, who inherited Balgowan, and was gr'd-father of Lord 

James and Thomas, who both died young, 

Robert, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir D. Threipland, and whose 
gr'dson succeeded to the estate on death of Lord Lynedoch 
in 1843, 
Dr. Thomas, (this Dr. Thomas was the Councillor), 

Patrick, m. Janet Murray of Murrayshall, and whose 
gr.-grdson. John Murray Graham succeeded in 1859 to the 
estates remaining entailed. 

Grceme. I59 

Tlie arms of both the Garvock and Balgowau family are : or, 3 piles 
gu. issuing from a chief sa. charged with 3 escallops or, within a 
double tressure flory counterflory, to mark the royal descent from 
Robert III. 

Thomas GRiEME, the subject of this sketch, " was born at the 
family seat at Balgowan in Perthshire in North Britain October the 
20th, 1688." He mentions a brother Peter in a letter to the Peuns; 
and his brother Patrick came to Pennsylvania. A nephew, Capt. 
Gneme, was here for a short time with the troops that served in the 
French War. Thomas Grteme chose as a profession that of " Doctor 
in Physick." His name does not appear in the catalogue of the medi- 
cal graduates of Edinburgh, but it may be conjectured that he studied 
at Leyden, from his testimony in the case of Penn vs. Lord Baltimore 
that he was there in 1712, and then purchased a certain map. He 
came to Pennsylvania with Col. AVilliam Keith, heir-apparent of 
Ludquhairn, who had just been appointed Lieutenant-Governor. 
They arrived in Capt. Annis's vessel, May 31, 1717. Philadel])hia 
had never felt the want of medical learning, although the practitioners 
were applied to more for the purchase of drugs than to superintend 
the treatment of the sick. Among the earliest "Welsh settlers had been 
several physicians, the most prominent of whom. Dr. Griffith Owen, 
died the year of Graeme's arrival. There were also several chirur- 
geons in the colony, and Dr. Samuel Monckton established a " phar- 
macopia" in the city.' Graeme, with pleasing manners, obtained some 
little practice, which, as time went on, and population increased, gave 
him the chief place among a group of physicians by no means con- 
temptible in abilities, and alumni of the medical schools of Europe. 

Gov. Keith, removing Assheton from the Naval Office in 1719, 
conferred it upon Graeme. Logan notes the fact with these words : 
^' I acknowledge the young gentleman on whom it is now conferred 
appears to have merit, but I who know something of the history of 
his life, am sensible what was his greatest, and that Sherry Moor and 
a closet prevailed above relation [the only explanation of which seems 
to be that perhaps Keith or one of his family hid at Balgowan after 
the battle of Sheriff Muir in Perthshire, November 13th, 1715 ; Logan 
having opportunities for learning this secret history of the Jacobites 
from the residence in his house of one Mac Gregor, who took the name 
of Skinner, who had been wounded on that field — Bp. Perry's Hist. 
Coll.] I have so much respect for his Assheton's successor who has 

160 Grceme. 

now married oiir Governor's daughter-in-law Diggs that I 

should not begrudge him any favor." Grseme's term of office was not 
long ; but, later in life, he was again appointed, and was Naval 
Officer at his death. 

He was sworn into the Governor's Council February 25, 1725-6, 
and duly became a Master in Chancery. For many years, he was em- 
ployed, often in company with Dr. Lloyd Zachary, to examine the 
ships arriving in the port to see whether there were any cases of con- 
tagious diseases on board. It was during the period of a large Pala- 
tinate emigration that this inspection was required ; and the Gover- 
nors had a high estimation of his services. The Assembly, always 
cavilling at the members of the Governor's Council, had a long con- 
tention with him on the subject of his fees, and charged him with 
partiality. He was appointed Third Justice of the Supreme Court in 
1731 ; and on the appointment of Langhorne as Chief Justice, August 
9, 1739, became second in rank. His salary was 50/. Pa. money. 
He resigned in 1750. 

When in Philadelphia, he resided first with Gov. Keith, and then 
on Second Street, and later on Fourth Street, and at one time in Car- 
penter's mansion. Chestnut near Seventh ; but his country-house, which 
may be considered his home, was nineteen miles from the City, off the 
Doylestown and AVillow Grove Turnpike. It is still standing, one of 
the few vestiges of early provincial grandeur. The seat has been 
known as "Graeme Park," and, containing originally twelve hundred 
acres, lay partly in Bucks, and partly in what was then Philadelphia, 
but is now Montgomery County. Lieut. Gov. Keith, his wife's step- 
father, bought it as wild land in 1718. A road to it was afterwards 
laid out. The house itself was begun during the summer of 1721. 
(Buck's Map of Montgomery Co.) There is a contract for stone work 
extant, bearing the date December 12, 1721. After its completion, 
Sir William Keith, who had succeeded his father as Baronet, lived 
there in great style. He had seventeen slaves, four horses for his 
coach, seven riding horses, and nine horses for farm work. In 1731, 
Sir William, then residing in St. Margaret's Parish, Westminster, 
conveyed the projjerty to trustees for his wife's use. By deed dated 
December 22, 1739, Dr. Gneme bought it for 760/. from Joseph 
Turner, the Councillor, who had bought it from the trustees. It then 
contained 834 acres, the edifice measuring 60x25 feet, two stories in 
height, covered by the usual hipped roof. Some years later, its laird, 
as we may call him, writes, " I have endeavored to make a fine plan- 

Grceme. 161 

tation in regard to fields, meadows, and enclosures, not much regard- 
ing the house and gardens. I have a park which incloses 300 acres 
of land. This park is managed quite different from any I have seen 
here or elsewhere : it's very good soil, and one half of it lies with an 
easy descent to the South sun ; where besides avenues and vistas 
through it, there is now but just done a 150 acres of it quite clear of 
shrubbs, grubbs, and bushes, nothing but the tall trees and good saj)- 
liug timber standing. This I harrow, sow in it grass seed, then bush 
and roll it. I expect it soon capable of maintaining a large stock of 
sheep and black cattle. It would be one of the finest parks for deer 
that well could be imagined, but though I have double ditched and 
double hedged it, I am afraid it is not secure enough against deers 
escaping. On the other hand, if you consider it as a piece of beauty 
and ornament to a dwelling, I dare venture to say that no nobleman 
in England but would be proud to have it on his seat, or by his house." 
In old age, he enjoyed this prospect enlivened indeed with deer ; and 
in the main room of the mansion, spacious for the day it was built, 21 
feet square with its ceiling 14 feet high, his family received the gay 
and the great of Tory times. 

Dr. Graeme was a subscriber to the Pennsylvania Hospital at its 
foundation, and was one of the physicians from 1751 to 1753. 

He was also the first President of the St. Andrew's Society, founded, 
for the assistance of Scotchmen, in December of 1749, and was a mem- 
ber of the Amer. Philos. Society. He died at Graeme Park on Fri- 
day September 4, 1772, bu. in the yard of Christ Church, Phila., the 
funeral being Sunday forenoon following, and Provost Smith of the 
College preaching a funeral sermon (obituary in the Penna. Packet of 
Sep. 7, 1772). 

He m. Xt. Ch. Nov. 12, 1719 Ann, dau. of Robert Diggs by his 
wife Ann. The grandmother of Mrs. Grasme, so says a family record, 
was Ann Morgan, born in England in 1625, and died in 1697, aged 
72 years. Her daughter, Ann Newbury, married to Robert Diggs and 
afterwards to Sir William Keith, Bart., Lieut.-Gov. of Pennsylvania 
from 1717 to 1726, was born in the year 1675. She emigrated to 
America with her husband, Gov. Keith, in the month of ISIay, 1717. 
She died July 31, 1740, aged 65 years, was interred in Christ Churcii 
yard, Phila. Ann Diggs, dau. to Ann Newbury and Robert Diggs, 
was born July 22, 1700, at St. Alban's in England, came with her 
mother to America, and died in Phila. May 29, 1765, buried in Christ 
Church yard. 

162 Grceme. 

Issue : 

THOMAS/lb. Sep. 5, 1721, in house of Gov. Keith in Phila., 
bapt. Xt. Ch. Sep. 27, 1721, Collector of the Port of New 
Castle on the Delaware, d. uum. Sep. 6, 1747, bu. Xt. Ch. 
Sep. 7, 

William, b. July 22, 1723, bapt. Xt. Ch. Aug. 4, 1723, d. 
y. Sep. 23, 1733, 

Ann, b. Jany. 1, 1725-6, d. s. p. Mch. 3, 1766, m. Xt. Ch. 
Jany. 1, 1749 Charles Stedman, who came to Philadelphia 
as captain of a vessel, and settled there as a merchant, being 
for several years a Common Councilman of the City and a 
Justice for the County, — With his brother Alexander Sted- 
man and Baron Stiegel, he owned and operated the Eliza- 
beth furnace in Lancaster Co. When advertised for sale in 
1774, the property included the mansion and fifteen other 
messuages and over 10,000 acres. Charles Stedman d. Sep. 
28, 1784, aged 71 yrs.,— 

Mary [Jane], b. Apr. 27, 1727, bapt. Xt. Ch. June 26, m. 

James Young, see p. 164, 
Rebecca, b. Nov. 23, 1728, bapt. Xt. Ch. Dec. 25, d. y. Dec. 

27, 1728, 

Rachel, b. Nov. 23, 1728, bapt. Xt. Ch. Dec. 27, d. y. Mch. 

11, 1730-1, 
Patrick, b. May 19, 1731, bapt. Xt. Ch. May 20, d. y. May 

28, 1731, 

Elizabeth, b. May 19, 1731, bapt. Xt. Ch. May 20, d. y., 
bu. June 12, 1731, 

Elizabeth, b. Feb. 3, 1736-7, bapt. Xt. Ch. Feb. 3, the 
most accomplished lady of Provincial times, and whose 
physical and other misfortunes caused the friend who wrote 
her epitaph to call her " the afflicted daughter of Thomas and 
Ann Greem," — She has some celebrity as one of the earlier 
female writers of poetry in America. In about her seven- 
teenth year, she became engaged to be married to a young 
gentleman about going abroad to finish his education in the 
law. The engagement was broken off, says the sketch of her 
in the Port Folio, reprinted in Hazard's Register, "not with- 
out much suffering on the part of Miss Graeme." To divert 
her mind, she translated La Telemaque into English verse ; 
but her health was weakened, and she was sent abroad under 

Grceme. 163 

care of Rev. Dr. Peters the Councillor. D(;lavoye's Life of 
Lord Lynedoch mentions her letter speaking of a letter from 
her father's nephew, Thomas Groeme of Balgowan, concern- 
ing the education of his son, afterwards Lord Ly nedocli. On 
her return, her mother being dead, she became head of her 
father's house, which she made the rendezvous of the culti- 
vated minds of the Colony. Her paraphrase of the Book of 
Psalms, written from 1766 to 1768, is in MS. with the Hist. 
Soc. of Penna. She m. Apr. 21, 1772 Henry Hugh Fergus- 
son, a native of Scotland, and related to the celebrated 
philosopher, Dr. Adam Ferguson, says a note to ^lemoirs of 
Hist. Soc. Pa., Vol. I. He resided in Philadelphia until 
near the Revolutionary War, when he went to England, 
being styled in a deed of Nov. 26, 1776, "of the City and 
County of Phila. Esq. now sojourning in London." By 
that deed his wife and his attorney sold 200 acres of Gramme 
Park to John Penn. She continued to reside at the man- 
sion during his absence. He returned to America with the 
British army, holding the appointment of Commissary of 
Prisoners ; and she obtained a pass to visit him in Philadel- 
phia. He was summoned before the Council of Pennsyl- 
vania as a traitor to the new State, and, not appearing, was 
attainted. Slie was on good terms with the Revolutionary 
officers, and, while she wished for peace even without inde- 
pendence, was believed to be a sincere lover of her country. 
She it was who conveyed to Gen. Washington the letter of 
Duche (see Hopkinson) urging him to return to his allegi- 
ance to the King, and she communicated to Joseph Reed the 
statement of Gov. Johnstone that if a reunion of the two 
countries were effected through Reed's influence, that gentle- 
man could command £10,000 and any Colonial office in the 
King's gift, to which Reed replied that the King of Great 
Britain had nothing within his gift to tempt him. The 
government of Pennsylvania refused in November, 1778, to 
allow her to go to New York to bid her husband farewell ; 
and she never saw him afterwards. Graeme Park was 
seized as his property by the agents of forfeited estates, but 
upon her petition, the Assembly postponed the sale of it dur- 
ing her lifetime, and she was allowed to remain there free of 
rent to the State. In the latter part of her life, she was very 

164 Grceme. 

poor, but various anecdotes are told of her benevolence even 
then. She died at the house of Seneca Lukens, a Quaker, 
near Graeme Park Feb. 23, 1801, without issue, bu. Xt. Ch. 

Mary Jane Gr^me, b. Apr. 27, 1727, dan. of the Councillor, 
was baptized in Xt. Ch. in June following as "Mary," tombstone 
reads "M. Jane Young," d. Jany. 28, 1759, m. James Young, who 
would seem to have been one of the Youngs of Auldbar, Scotland, 
from the coat-of-arms on his seal : ar. 3 piles sa., on a chief of the last 
as many annulets or. — crest, a lion issuing out of a wreath gu. holding 
a sword in pale ppr. In June, 1756, he was appointed Commissary- 
General of the musters of Pennsylvania, and throughout the succeed- 
ing campaign acted as Paymaster of the troops. In 1767, he was com- 
missioned a Justice for Philadelphia County. In the Revolutionary 
War, he enlisted on the side of the Colonies, being made a Captain in 
August, 1776, and afterwards becoming Wagon-Master of Pennsyl- 
vania. He was also a Justice for the City and Co. of Phila. under 
the new government. He d. Jany. 28, 1779, aged 50 yrs., and was 
bu. with his wife's family in Christ Church yard ; the Pennsylvania 
Archives, Vol. VII, include the invitation to the Supreme Executive 
Council to attend his funeral. 

Issue of James and Mary Jane Young : 

Thomas Graeme, b. Oct. 22, 1754, bapt. Xt. Ch. Nov. 17, d. 

y. June 11, 1756, 
Anna, b. Nov. 5, 1756, m. William Smith, see next page, 
John, b. Phila. Nov. 6, 1757, of whom Dr. Rush said, "In 
literary attainments he had few equals, — " He figures as 
about the youngest of the Pennsylvania Loyalists. He says 
of himself, " Having long abhorred the new form of govern- 
ment erecting in America, on the ruins of the constitution of 
my country, and disdaining to submit to it, on the 24th of 
January, 1776, I set off in company with my friend, Mr. 
Baynton, from Philadelphia the place of our birth, for New 
York." Governor Tryon, recommending him to Sir William 
Howe for a commission in the army, says (Sabine's Loyal- 
ists), " Mr. John Young, a gentleman of property and char- 
acter in the Colony of Pennsylvania, puts himself under 
your protection. His loyalty to his Sovereign induced him 
to fly from persecution." In 1780, he purchased a Lieu- 
tenancy in the 42nd Foot, and was in the 60th in 1787. 

Grceme — Young branch. 165 

He was author of " D'Anville's Compendium of Ancient 
Geography ; with plates, translated from the French. Lon- 
don 1792. 8vo." He d. London Apr. 25, 1794,— 
Jane, b. Jany. 25, 1759, bu. Mch. 19, 1759. 

Anna Young, b. Nov. 5, 1756, dau. of James and Mary Jane 
Young, d. Apr. 4, 1780 (obit, notices), m. (Penna. Gazette) at Graeme 
Park Nov. 30, 1775 Doctor William Smith of Phila., of the firm of 
Lehman and Smith, druggists. He grad. M. D. at U. of P., was 
member of the Amer. Phil. Soc, and d. May 20, 1822. 
Issue (surname Smith) : 

Ann, b. Aug. 29, 1777, d. unm. Feb. 24, 1807, 

Thomas Gr^.me, b. Apr. 3, 1778, d. y., 

Samuel [F.], b. Mch. 16, 1780, m. Ellen Mark, see below. 

Samuel [F.] Smith, b. Mch. 16, 1780, son of William and Anna 
Smith, last named, was a merchant of Phila, and many years President 
of the Philadelphia Bank, retiring from it Jany. 26, 1852, d. Aug. 
23, 1862, m. Fredericksburg, Va., Oct. 27, 1806 Ellen, 4th dau. of 
John Mark. She was b. in Jefferson Co., Va., June 27, 1783, and 
d. Phila. Feb. 10, 1860. 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

William Stedman, b. Germantown July 27, 1807, d. y. 

Mch. 24, 1810, 
Ann Graeme, b. Phila. Jany. 18, 1811, d. Bait. Jany. 9, 
1866, m. May 15, 1838 Henry C. TurnbuU of Baltimore 
Co., Md., 

Issue (surname Turnbull) : 

Samuel Grseme, was in C. S. Army, d. s. p., 
Alexander Nisbet, of Phila., cotton commission mer- 
chant, m. Olivia Calhoun Whitridge, 
Issue (surname Turnbull) : 
Anna Grseme, 
Horatio Whitridge, 
Olivia C, 
A. Nisbet, 
Lawrence, grad. A. B. (Princ), of Baltimore, atty.-at- 

law, m. Francese Hill Litchfield of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
issue (surname Turnbull) : 
Edwin Litchfield, 
Eleanor L., 
Percy Grieme, 
Grace Hill, 

166 Grceme — Smith branch. 

Ellen M., unm., 

John Lisle, of Merrillsville, N. Y., in dry goods job- 
bing business, m. Willie Irving Harrison, dau. of 

E.ev. Peyton Harrison of Va., 
Issue (surname Turnbull) : 
Janet Grteme, 
Samuel Graeme, 
Rosalie Randolph, 
Henry C, Secy, and Treas. Montgomery Palace Stock 

Car Co., m. Ellen Lisle, 
Issue (surname Turnbull) : 

Di'Uglass Clayland, 
Lennox B., a Presbyterian clergyman, of Farmwell, 

Loudoun Co., Va., m. Amelia Ryerson, 
Issue (surname Turnbull) : 
Anna H., 
Elizabeth H., 
Chester B., of Bait., cotton-broker, m. Annie S. Norris, 

John Mark, b. Phila., Dec. 11, 1812, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 

d. s. p. Phila. May 1, 1871, 

Samuel Lisle, b. Germantown Aug. 11, 1816, grad. A. B. 

(U. of P.), atty.-at-law, d. Chicago July 30, 1854, m. Mch. 

12, 1838 Martha M. Potts, 

Issue (surname Smith): 

George P., b. Mch. 18, 1839, of Chicago, m. Dec. 7, 

1865 Laura G. Ronndtree, 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

Ellen Lisle, b. June 29, 1871, 
George L., b. Mch. 26, 1873, d. y., 
George R., b. June 30, 1874, d. v., 
Laura Peyton, b. July 30, 1876,' 
Graeme Lisle, b. Mch. 26, 1841, of Chicago, 

William Stedman, b. Phila. Sep. 8, 1817, d. y. July 21, 


Ellen Morrow, b. Phila. Oct. 8, 1821, m. Jany. 15, 1863 

Rev. Peyton Harrison of Virginia, now of Baltimore, 

Issue (surname Harrison) : 

Samuel Grfeme, b. Bait. Oct. 27, 1863, grad. A. B. 


Clement Plumsted. 

The family of Pluiustitl belonged to the County of Norfolk, the 
crest marked on silver of the Council lor's son is given in Burke's 
Armory in connection with arms granted to Nathaniel Plumsted of 
that County in the 15th year of Elizabeth. Among the proprietors 
of East Jersey associated with William Penn was a Clement Plum- 
sted, citizen and draper of London. His heir at law was Robert 
Plumsted, who appears to have been a merchant in London in part- 
nership with his son Thomas, who succeeded him in business, and 
whose death is noted in the Gentleman's Magazine. There was a 
Francis Plumsted of the Minories, London, ironmonger, one of the 
first purchasers from Penn; and a Matthew Plumsted was in Phila- 
delphia about 1699. 

Clement Plumsted the Councillor was born in the year 1G80, as 
appears from the declaration in his will as to his age, and is said to 
have been a native of Norfolk. He was a resident of Philadelphia 
when he attained his majority, or, at least, very shortly afterwards. 
He is never described in deeds as following any other business than 
"merchant," and was nearly all his life one of the wealthiest citizens. 
In 1714 he became entitled by deed from Robert Plumsted to the pro- 
prietaryship in East Jersey which descended from the earlier Clement 
Plumsted. He was one of the executors of Edward Shippen Jr.'s 
will, and, perhaps owing to his Jersey affiliations, he was the most 
intimate friend of Andrew Hamilton, being connected with him in 
real estate transactions before that gentleman of romantic history came 
to Pennsylvania. For twenty years and more afterwards, they were 
concerned together in land speculations from which they derivtd large 

Plumsted was made a Common Councilman of Philadelphia in 1712, 
and, having in due time been raised to the rank of Alderman, wiis 
chosen in 1723 to succeed James Logan as Mayor. Before the close 
of his term he went over to England, taking his son with him, but 
returned in the course of a year. He was a member of the Provin- 

168 Flumsted. 

cial Assembly for several sessions. He was included in the Commis- 
sion of the Peace issued in 1717 for holding the Court of Common 
Pleas, Quarter Sessions, and Orphans' Court for Philadelphia County. 
The most reliable men were of course selected, and in place of law- 
yers, of which there were very few at that early date, were substituted 
the most intelligent and honorable merchants. Among his colleagues, 
therefore, were four prominent members of the Governor's Council 
together with the Mayor and Recorder of the City e^. officio, and a 
former Mayor, and a former Judge of the Supreme Court. By new 
commissions issued in 1726 and 1732, on the expiration of the old 
ones, he was continued in this public trust, ever growing in import- 
ance with the increase of wealth and population. In 1736, he was 
again Mayor of the City, and, a third time, in 1741. 

His admission to the Governor's Council was on the otli of May, 
1727, and his qualification as a Master in Chancery on the 25th of 
July, 1730. Although a Quaker, his views were rather influenced by 
Hamilton and Allen, and as the breach widened between the Lieuten- 
ant-Governor and the " Norris party," he showed little sympathy with 
the latter. Hence George Thomas's remarks about him in the letter to 
the Proprietaries quoted in our account of William Plumsted. He 
says, "Old Mr. Plumsted is a very sensible man and a very sincere 
friend to your family and to me, and if I thought it would oblige him, 
I would immediately nominate his son, but I do not think it will. He 
and Mr. Logan (who never attends the Council l)ut now and then on 
Indian affairs) have advised me to break the whole Council." 

In company with David French and two gentlemen from Maryland 
he was commissioned by the English Court of Chancery in 1740 to 
examine witnesses in Pennsylvania and the Lower Counties in the 
case of Penn vs. Lord Baltimore. Rev. Richard Peters the Councillor 
lived some time with Plumsted, and Richard Hockley, a proteg§ of 
Thomas Penn, and afterwards Keeper of the Great Seal of the Pro- 
vince, was, after coming to Philadelj)hia, clerk in his counting house. 

Clement Plumsted died May 26, 1745, and was buried in Friends' 
Burial Ground on the same day. His will was dated Jan. 24, 1744-5, 
" in the 65th year of ray age." He mentions his town lot in Amboy 
and lands near Amboy and Woodbridge in East Jersey and lands in 
Kent County on Delaware and the Tulpahawkin Mine Land and Pid- 
cock's Land and Mine, leaving them to his son. He left the tract 
lying on Crosswicks Creek in East Jersey which he purchased of 
Robert Plumsted, the southermost part of his bank lot and his part in 

Plumsted. 1(59 

Durham Iron Works to his gr'dson Tlioinas, and other properties in- 
cluding city houses and lots to his two granddaughters, Elizabeth 
and Rebecca, and directed that all the sterling money that should be- 
long to his gr'ddau. Elizabeth should be placed iu the hands of his 
cousin Thomas Plumsted of London for investment. He gave lega- 
cies to his cousins Clement Hall and others, — descendants of Sarah 
Plumsted who m. William Hall of Salem, X. J., — and 50/. to Samuel 
Powell to be divided between ten poor housekeepers as he should see 
fit, five of them to be Friends and five of other persuasions. He also 
gave 5s. to every poor person in the Alms House. He appointed his 
wife Mary and son William Executors and his friends William Allen, 
Samuel Powell Jr., and Richard Peters or any two of them trustees. 
The will was witnessed by Edward Shippen, Joseph Shippen, William 
Coxe, and Joseph Brientuall. 

He m., 1st, Mch. 1, 1703-4 Sarah, widow of William Righton, and 
dau. of William Biddle, the ancestor of the Philadelphia family of 
that name, a prominent man in West Jersey. She died F. M. 6 mo. 
17, 1705; and he ra., 2nd, F. M. 8 mo. 15, 1707 Elizabeth Palmer, 
as to whose antecedents we have a clue in Anthony Palmer the Coun- 
cillor being a witness to the marriage, probably as a brother ; and he 

ni., 3rd, Mary (probably Corry), who was great aunt of the 

wife of John Nixon (set Pa. Mag. Hist. &ct.. Vol. Ij. She survived 
the Councillor. 

Issue by 1st wife : 

William, d. infant May 14, 1705, 
Issue by 2nd wife : 

William, b. Nov. 7, 1708, m., 1st, Rebecca Kearney, and, 
2nd, Mary McCall, see below, 

Thomas, d. infant Sept. 19, 1710, 

Thomas, d. infant Sept. 5, 1712, 

Clement, d. infant Nov. 27, 1715, 

a dau., d. infant Aug. 20, 1716, 

Chahles, d. infant July 16, 1719. 

William Plumsted, the only child of the Councillor who attained 
full age, was born Nov. 7, 1708. In 1724, he was taken abroad by 
his father. He subsequently became his father's partner in business, 
and continued in trade after his father's death. He became a Com- 
mon Councilman of the City in 1739. And on his return from a 
voyage to England in 1741, it being suggested to call him to the Pro- 
vincial Council, Gov. Thomas wrote to Mr. Penn : *' Will Plum- 

170 Plumsted. 

sted is a very worthy young man : but as his Father is in the Council 
he will be always looked upon as under his influence and so can give 
no reputation to the Board : besides it is both your Brother's opinion 
and mine that he would not accept of it." 

On the death of Peter Evans, a lawyer from the Inner Temple, in 
1745, the office of Register-General of Wills for the Province became 
vacant, and, at Clement Plumsted's solicitation, it was given to Wil- 
liam Plumsted, although, Richard Hockley writes, it was thought 
remarkable that a wealthy man would take it. Plumsted held tiie 
office until his death. He was also many years a County Justice. 
When about middle age, he renounced Quakerism ; so we find him a 
subscriber to the Dancing Assembly of 1748, the first ever held in 
Philadelphia. Later on, he was one of the principal founders of St. 
Peter's Church. Pie heads the petition to the Penns for a site in 1754, 
although, to be sure, being so prominent a man, he would have been 
asked to sign first, he contributed to the building fund, and with 
Attwood Shute, John Wilcocks, Jacob Duche, and Thomas Penrose 
took title to the lot at 3rd and Pine by deed from the Proprietaries in 
trust for the congregation. In 1761, when the structure was finished, 
he was elected vestryman, and became the first accounting warden. 
He was also one of the original twenty-four trustees of the College 
which has since grown to be the University of Pennsylvania. He was 
three times Mayor of Philadelphia, in 1750, 1754, and 1755, at the 
end of the first term donating the City 75/. instead of the entertain- 
ment expected from a retiring Mayor. 

He came forward with Chief Justice Allen and others in 1755 to 
pay the sum expected to be derived from the tax on the Proprietaries* 
estates, when the Assembly was refusing to pass any bill for raising 
money for defence that excused them from contributing, and the Gov- 
ernor dared not pass any law that made them contribute. In 1757, 
Plumsted was a member of Assembly from Northampton Co. 

William Plumsted died August 10, 17G5, and was buried in St. 
Peters' Church-yard. 

His will, dated Oct. 24, 1760, recited that "whereas my Father 
Clement Plumsted did by his last will and testament give and bequeath 
unto my daughter Elizabeth Plumsted (now Elliott) and to my daugh- 
ter Rebecca Plumsted (now Gore) and to my son Thomas Plumsted a 
very large part and portion of his estate and since his my said Fath- 
er's death by my intermarriage with my now wife I am favored with 
a new offspring of children " he had it not in his power to make said 

Plumsted. 171 

three children large bequests. He therefore gave 50/. each to Eliza- 
beth Elliott and Rebecca Gore, and 100/. to Thomas Plumsted, and all 
the residue to his wife and her children, his executors to have power 
to sell all his real estate : provided that if the mine in which he was 
interested should turn out valuable, and net proceeds in wife's hands 
amount to 2000/., then 500/. should be added to the bequest to Thomas 
Plumsted, and 200/. to bequests to Elizabeth Elliott and to Rebecca 

He m., 1st, F. M., April 19, 1733 Rebecca, dau. of Philip Kearney 
of Phila., merchant, by his wife Rebecca, daughter of Lionel Brittain, 
a very early settler. Lionel Brittain was also the father of Elizabeth, 
wife of Michael Kearney, a prominent man in East Jersey, from whom 
descended Gen. Phil. Kearny of N. J. and Mr. J. Kearney Rodgers 
of N. Y. Mrs. Plumsted was sister of Mary, the wife of Chief Jus- 
tice John Kinsey. Rebecca, Wm. Plumsted's 1st wife, died Jany. 
20, 1740-1; and he m., 2ud, Xt. Ch. Sept. 27, 1753 Mary, dau. of 
George McCall of Phila., merchant, by his w. Anne, dau. of Jasper 
Yeates, an early Councillor. The widow of William Plumsted d. Sep. 
13, 1799. 

Issue by 1st wife: 

Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1734-5, d. inf. Sep. 21, 1739, 
Mary, b. Jany. 1, 1735-6, d. y., 

Rebecca, b. May 22, 1737, resided in Phila. after the Revo- 
lution, d. July 1, 1809, ra. Charles Gore, gentleman, Lieut. 
in His Majesty's 55th Regt. of Foot in 1760, — The marriage 
settlement is dated Mch. 14, 1760, and conveyed the estate 
devised to her by her grandfather to Archibald McCall and 
Robert Morris in trust to raise 1000/. to be invested as her 
separate estate. He d. before Jany. 28, 1763, the date of 
his brother John Gore's letter concerning a pension. The 
only issue were two children who d. y., — 
Clement, b. May 23, 1738, d. inf. Oct. 10, 1738, 
Clement, d. inf. Nov. 13, 1739, 

Thomas, b. Apr. 28, 1740, m. Mary Coats, see next page, 
Elizabeth, ra. Andrew Elliott, see p. 176, 
Issue by 2nd wife : 

William, b. Aug. 4, 1754, d. y., bu. Xt. Ch. Mch. 11, 1756, 
George, b. Aug. 9, 1755, d. y., bu. Xt. Ch. July 15, 1756, 
William, b. Aug. 29, 1756, d. s. p., bu. St. Peter's Aug. 27, 

Clement, b. Oct. 4, 1758, d. s. p. Phila. Sep. 23, 1800, 

172 Flumsted. 

Ann, b. July 7, 1760, d. y., bii. St. Peter's Dec. 7, 1772, 
Catharine, b. July 7, 1760, d. unm., 

George, b. May 3, 1765, of Phila., merchant, d. Apr. 5, 1805, 
m. Dec. 3, 1795 Anna Helena Amelia Ross (b. Nov. 26, 
1776, d. Jany. 18, 1846, having m., 2nd, Hon. P. S. Mark- 
ley, member of Congress from Penua.), dau. of John Ross 
of Phila., merchant, native of Aberdeen, by his w. Clemen- 
tina, dau. of Capt. Charles Cruikshank, Royal Army, 
Issue : 

Mary, b. Nov. 8, 1796, d. unm., bu. St. Peter's, Nov. 

24, 1856, 
Clementina Ross, of Phila., unm., 
Anna Margaretta, d. Mch. 8, 1878, m. 1834 John 
H. Scheetz, member of bar and Clerk of Montgom- 
ery Co. (b. Oct. 10, 1799, d. Mch. 28, 1865), son of 
Gen. Scheetz of Norristown, 
Issue (surname Scheetz) : 

Henry Augustus, served in U. S. Vols., d. Aug. 

8, 1867, 
Helena Ross, of Phila., unm., 
Elizabeth Markley, d. inf., 
William, surgeon U. S. N., d. s. p. Apr. 17, 1839. 

Thomas Plumsted, b. Apr. 28, 1740, son of William and Rebecca 
Plumsted, page 171, is styled in 1766 "of Shrewsbury township in 
the Province of New Jersey, merchant." He was living afterwards 
in Phila. as a merchant. He d. Oct. 29, 1776, bu. Xt. Ch. He m. 
at St. Peter's Aug. 13, 1762 Mary, dau. of Warwick Coats. She was 
b. Oct. 8, 1741, d. Aug. — , 1780, bu. St. Peter's Aug. 11, 1780. 
Issue : 

Clement, b. Sep. 4, 1763, taken to Europe by Mrs. Elliott, 
and was midshipman in Adm. Digby's ship, is said to have 
been lost at sea, 
Rebecca, b. Mch. 8, 1765, m. Benjamin Hutton, see below. 

Rebecca Plumsted, dau. of Thomas and Mary Plumsted, last 
named, d. July, 1841, bu. St. Peter's, m. Xt. Ch. July 27, 1780 Ben- 
jamin Hutton, who was b. May 4, 1752, d. Aug. 20, 1809, son of 
John Strangeways Hutton by his w. Ann, dau. of John Vaulaer. 
Issue (surname Hutton) : 

Plumsted — Hatton branch. 173 

Mary, b. Aug. 9, 1781, m. John Devereux, see below, 
Sarah, b. Sep. 15, 1783, d. Aug. 30, 1786, 
Thomas, b. April 11, 1786, d. Apr. 27, 1803, 
Benjamin, b. Aug. 5, 1788, d. Sep. 16, 1789, 
Elizabeth, b. Oct. 31, 1791, d. Aug. 20, 1792, 
Eliza Elliot, b. Sep. 21, 1794, m. Robert Burton, see p. 175, 
Ann, b. Nov. 18, 1795, d. unm. Feb. 28, 1870, bu. St. Peter's, 
Eleanor, b. Apr. 24, 1799, d. Apr. 27, 1803, 
Clement, b. Jany. 20, 1801, d. May 10, 1803, 
Ellen, b. July 19, 1804, d. unm. Jany. 7, 1873, bu. St. Pe- 

Mary Hutton, b. Aug. 9, 1781, dau. of Benjamin and Rebecca 
Hutton, as above, d. Nov. 21, 1870, m. Sep. 22, 1799 John Devereux, 
son of James and Eleanor Devereux. He was a sea captain and mer- 
chant in Phila., d. Apr., 1820, bu. Island of Grand Cayman, W. I. 
Issue (surname Devereux) : 

John, b. Aug. 10, 1800, Pres. of Penna. Fire Ins. Co., m. 
May 27, 1829 Helen C. (b. Feb. 6, 1799, d. Oct. 26, 1880), 
dau. of Joseph and Barbara Snyder, 
Issue (surname Devereux) : 

John, b. Mch. 26, 1830, Col. U. S. Vols., m. Feb. 3, 
1853 Agnes C, dau. of Joseph S. and Mary A. 


Issue (surname Devereux) : 

Mary, b. June 1, 1859, d. Aug. 15, 1859, 
Helen, b. Feb. 17, 1864, 
Louisa, b. June 28, 1831, d. Jany. 31, 1832, 

Helen, b. July 19, 1832, d. July 24, 1833, 

Frederick, b. May 4, 1834, of Phila., 

Clara, b. June 8, 1835, d. unm. Mch. 26, 1858, 

Alfred, b. June 20, 1837, of Phila., was Lieut. U. S. 

Marines, m. Oct. 7, 1875 Constance, dau. of Anthony 

J. and Margaret Antelo, 
Issue (surname Devereux) . 

Mildred Antelo, b. Aug. 2, 1876, 
A. J. Antelo, b. Apr. 6, 1878, 
Constance, b. Dec. 1, 1879, 
Alfred Plumsted, b. Janv. 29, 1883, 
Charles Borromeo, b. Mch. 7, 1839, Maj. U. S. Vols., 

d. unm. Nov. 26, 1877, 

Eugene, b. Apr. 5, 1841, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of 

Phila,, served in Union Army and Navy, 

James, b. Apr. 17, 1803, of Phila., merchant, d. Oct. 5, 1878, 

174 Plumstecl — Devereux branch. 

m. Mary C. (b. Aug. 31, 1808, d. Feb. 9, 1880), dau. of 
Richard and Hannah Garwood, 
Issue (surname Devereux) : 
Richard G., b. Feb. 21, 1831, 
James, b. Nov. 19, 1832, d. Apr. 17, 1835, 
Eloisa A., b. Apr. 23, 1834, d. Apr. 1, 1835, 
James, b. July 24, 1836, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), d. s. 

p. Rio Janeiro Feb. 21, 1861, 
Ada M., b. Aug., 1838, d. Jany. 30, 1840, 
Helen, b. Mch. 27, 1842, 
Anna F., b. Dec. 3, 1843, 
Mary L., b. July 21, 1845, 
Benjamin H., b. Sep. 5, 1846, d. Apr. 5, 1848, 
Mary, now of Phila., unm., 

Rebecca Plumstead, b. Oct. 16, 1808, m. Jany. 9, 1833 
William Henry Klapp, M. D. and A. B. (U. of P.), b. Oct. 
14, 1808, d. Sep. 28, 1856, son of Joseph and Anna Klapp, 
Issue (surname Klapp) : 

Devereux, b. Feb. 1, 1834, d. s. p. Sep. 7, 1874, 
Anna, b. Apr. 4, 1836, m. May 1, 1861 Langdon Wil- 
liams, Ph. D. (G6tt.), of Boston, b. June 24, 1830, d. 
Rome May 9, 1872, son of Nathaniel L. Williams 

by his w. Eleanor Devereux, 
Issue (surname A\ illiams) : 
Langdon, b. Mch. 28, 1862, 
William Klapp, b. Sep. 1, 1863, 
John Devereux, b. Apr. 15, 1872, d. May 31, 1872, 
Harry Milnor, b. Oct. 3, 1837, d. Mch. 2, 1839, 

George Gillson, b. Nov. 1, 1839, of Natchez, Miss., m. 

Oct. 2, 1866, Mary Eloise, dau. of Henry B. and 

Mary Elizabeth Shaw, 
Issue (surname Klapp) : 

Walter Devereux, b. Aug. 11, 1867, 
Edith Luttimore, b. Oct. 14, 1868, 
Herbert Langdon, b. Aug. 14, 1870, 
George Gillson, b. Sep. 11, 1873, d. Oct. 3, 1873, 
George Gillson, b. Mav 25, 1876, d. July 26, 1876, 
Marv Eloise, b. July 1, 1878, d. Aug. 6, 1878, 
Laura, b. Mch. 10, 1842, 

Joseph, b. Dec. 28, 1843, d. Mch. 26, 1845,^ 

Frederick, b. Oct. 26, 1846, of London, Eng., m. 1875 

Edith, dau. of Robert Leslie of London, 

Issue (surname Klapp) : 
Edith Devereux, b. Feb. 10, 1876, 
Paul Shirlev, b. April 1, 1879, 

William Henry, b. Oct. 13, 1849, grad. A. B. (Harv.) 
and M. D. (U. of P.), of Phila., 

Plumsted — Devo-eux branch. 175 

Bertha, b. Mch. 21, 1851, 
Benjamin Hutton, b. Sep. 17, 1813, d. Pernambuco, So. 

America, Jany. 21, 1844, 
David Ware, b. Jauy. 9, 1817, d. Mch. 14, 1817. 

Eliza Elliot Hutton, b. Sep. 21, 1794, dau. of Benj. and Re- 
becca Hutton, p. 173, d. Phila. April 24, 1870, m. Robert Burton of 
Phila., afterwards merchant, son of John and Rachel Burton. He d. 
Dec. 29, 1854. 

Issue (surname Burton) : 

Mary Anne, of Phila., unm., 

Anna Maria, m. John R. Penrose of Phila,, merchant (d. 
Sep. 11, 1869), son of Charles and Ann Penrose, 
Issue (surname Penrose) : 

Eliza, m. William Cochran of Phila., wine merchant. 
Issue (surname Cochran) : 

William Greene, 

Harriet Penrose, m. John R. Suydam of New York, 
Anna Rowan, m., 1st, John Ralston (d. 1866), and, 2nd, 

Frank C. Hooten, Col. U. S. Vols., Dist. Atty. of 

Chester Co., and in 1879 Chm. of Republican State 

Central Com. of Penna., 
Issue (surname Ralston) : 

Anna, m. Chas. Fred. Jones of West Chester, Pa., 
Issue (surname Jones) : 
Charlotte Fredericka, 
Issue (surname Hooten) : 
Mary Penrose, 

Ellen, m., 1st, Thomas Swann (d. 1866), son of Gov. 
Swann of Md., and, 2nd, Ferdinand C. Latrobe, 

Mayor of Baltimore, 
Issue (surname Swann) : 
Issue (surname Latrobe) : 
Charlotte Fernande, 
Ellen Virginia, 
Charles Henry, d. y., 
Walter Elliot, of Phila., m. Emily, dau. of Lucius P. 


Issue (surname Penrose) : 
John Rowan, 
Christine Emily, 

John, of Phila., merchant, d. s. p., 

Caroline, d. y., 

Rebecca Plumsted, of Phila., unm., 

176 Plumsted — Burton branch. 

Caeoline, dec'd, m., 1st, John G. Eeading, and, 2nd, John 
C. Rockhill, 

Issue (surname Reading) : 

Robert Burton, d. y.. 
Issue (surname Rockhill) : 
John Clayton, 
George Washington, of Phila., Maj. U. S. Vols., m. Jose- 
phine, dau. of Jacob and Sarah Clement, 
Issue (surname Burton) : 

Sarah Clement, m. DunBar Price, 
Robert, d. y., 

Caroline Fry, m. Bloomfield Mcllvaine, see Shippen, 
Henry Clay, of New Castle Co., Del., dec'd, m. Julia M., 
dau. of Chief Justice Booth of Delaware, 
Issue (surname Burton) : 
Eliza Elliot, 
Julia Booth, 
Robert, d. s. p., 

Emily Adelaide, m. Robert Neilson of Phila., son of Robert 
Neilson of Phila., some time Gov. of Trinidad, 
Issue (surname Neilson) : 
Emily Burton, 

Robert William, of Virginia, m. Margaret Keith, 
Edward, of Phila., d. s. p. 

Elizabeth Plumsted, dau. of William and Rebecca Plumsted, p. 
171, d. after the death of her husband, m. (being 2nd w. of) Andrew 
Elliot, third son of Sir Gilbert Elliot, Bart., who was Lord Justice- 
Clerk of Scotland with the title of Lord Minto, and whose father, 
created Baronet in 1700, had held the same office with the same title. 
Andrew Elliot's mother was dau. of Sir Robert Stuart of AUanbank, 
Bart. Andrew Elliot came to Phila., and engaged in trade, marry- 
ing for his 1st wife Eleanor, dau. of George McCall, and was a sub- 
scriber to the Dancing Assembly of 1748 and a Trustee of the College. 
He removed to New York on his appointment as Collector of Cus- 
toms at that port, his commission being dated Jany. 19, 1764. He 
performed his duties without exciting popular ill-will until 1774, 

Plumsted — Elliott branch. 177 

when, in view of the rising against the English government, he seized 
some fire arms, and was threatened with tar and feathers. He hud a 
country place, called " Minto," on the Hudson. During the British 
occupation of New York he was Superintendent-General of the city, 
as well as Collector and also Receiver-General of Quit-Rents, and from 
1780 until the evacuation bore the title of Lieutenant-Governor. For 
being a Tory, his estates in Pennsylvania were confiscated by the gov- 
ernment ; and at the close of the war he went to Scotland, where he 
devoted himself to farming, having his home at " Mount Tiviot" near 
Edinburgh, and d. of paralysis in May, 1797. 
Issue (surname Elliott) : 

Elizabeth, m. the 1st Earl Cathcart, see below, 
Agnes Murray, m. Sir David Carnegie, Bart., see p. 180, 
Gilbert, b. Dec. 28, 1764, d. s. p., 

John, b. Presbyt. N. Y. June 23, 1766, wounded at taking of 

Cananore in East Indies in beginning of 1784, d. Ixifore 

Feb. 10, 1785, the date of his mother's letter to Mrs. Gore, 

William Clement, b. Presbyt. N.Y. Aug. 14, 1767, Master 

in Royal Navy, d. before Jany. 8, 1793, 
Andrew, b. Presbyt. N. Y. July 8, 1768, d. before Apr. 17, 

Marianne, b. Presbyt. N. Y. Nov. 26, 1770, d. unm. before 

June 24, 1794, 
Emma, b. Presbyt. N. Y. Nov. 18, 1771, d. unm. Nov. 30, 

Elizabeth Elliott, bapt. Presbyt. N. Y. Oct. — , 1762, dau. of 
Andrew and Elizabeth Elliott, as above, was Lady of the Bedchamber 
to the Queen, d. after 1840, m. Apr. 10, 1779 William Schaw Cath- 
cart, 10th Baron Cathcart in the Peerage of Scotland, having succeeded 
his father in that title July 21, 1776. At his marriage, he was serv- 
ing with the British troops in America. Born in 1755, he was Major- 
General in 1794, Lieutenant-General 1801, several times a Represent- 
ative Peer from Scotland, Commander-in-Chief of the expalition 
against Copenhagen in 1807, made a peer of the United Kingdom 
with the title of Viscount Cathcart and Baron Greenock Nov. 3, 1 807, 
and created Earl Cathcart July 16, 1814. He was also Vice 
Admiral of Scotland, and at one time Ambassador to St. Petersburgh, 
a Knight of the Thistle and of various other orders. He d. June 16, 


178 Plumsted — Cathcart branch. 

Issue (surname Cathcart) : 

William, b. June 30, 1782, educated at Eton, Captain R. N., 
d. s. p. June 5, 1804 in the lifetime of his father, 

Charles Murray, b. Dec. 21, 1783, 2nd Earl, see below, 

Frederick, b. Oct. 28, 1789, of Craigangillan, took surname 
M'Adam, was Colonel in R,. A., and Knight of the Russian 
order of St. Anne, ra. Oct. 18, 1827 Jane, dau. and heir of 
Quentin M'Adam, Esq., and d. Mch. 5, 1865, his widow d. 
Apr. 25, 1878, 

George, b. 1794, m. Lady Georgiana Greville, see p. 179, 

Adolphus Frederick, b. 1803, Lt.-Col. R. A., m. July 2, 
1832 Margaret, dau. of William F. Home, Esq., 

Louisa, d. Dec. 28, 1874, 

Mary Elizabeth, d. Apr. 12, 1862, 

Augusta Sophia, d. 1846. 

Charles Murray Cathcart, 2nd Earl Cathcart, b. Dec. 21, 
1783, son of the 1st Earl Cathcart, became a general in the British 
Army, Col. 1st Dragoon-guards, and G. C. B. and K. S. W. and Com- 
anander of the Forces in Scotland ; was for some time Governor-General 
of British North America. He d. July 16, 1859. He m. Henrietta, 
dau. of Thomas Mather, Esq. She d. June 24, 1872. 
Issue (surname Cathcart) : 

Alan Frederick, b. Nov. 14, 1828, 3rd and present Earl 
Cathcart, served in Royal Army, Col. North Yorkshire Rifle 
Vols., m. Apr. 2, 1850 Elizabeth, dau. and heiress of Sir 
Samuel Cromptou, Bart., 
Issue (surname Cathcart) : 

Alan, b. Mch. 18, 1856, " Lord Greenock," lieut. in 

the Scots guards, 
Charles, b. Dec. 23, 1859, lieut. in Royal Army, d. 

May 21, 1880, 
George, b. June 26, 1862, lieut. North York, militia, 
Reginald, b. Nov. 9, 1870, 
Archibald Hamilton, b. Jany. 30, 1873, 
Isabel, d. y. Nov. 29, 1856, 
Cecilia, b. Dec. 5, 1857, 
Ida, b. Apr. 26, 1865, 
Marion, b. June 14, 1867, 
Emily, b. Dec. 27, 1868, 
Eva, b. May 12, 1874, 

Plumsted — Cathcart branch. 179 

Augustus Murray, b. Aug. 18, 1830, of Mowbray House, 
Ripon, Col. late of Grenadier Guards, m. Nov. 28, 1866 
Hon. Jean Mary Orde-Powlett, dau. of Lord Bolton, 
Issue (surname Cathcart) : 

Frederick Adrian, b. June 26, 1873, 
Augustus Ernest, b. Mch. 4, 1875, 
William Harold, b. May 3, 1880, 
Ethel Jane, d. y. Dec. 1, 1874, 
Mary Mildred, b. May 10, 1876, 
Constance, b. Aug. 17, 1877, 
Elizabeth, m. 1843 Col. Sir John Douglas, G. C. B., Col. 
79th Foot, late Commander of the Forces in Scotland, eld- 
est son of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Neil Douglas, K. C. B., 
Henrietta Louisa Frances, d. Nov. 10, 1869, 
Adelaide, d. Feb. 15, 1871, m. July 13, 1850 John Randol- 
phus de Trafford of Croston Hall, Lancashire, 2nd son of 
Sir Thomas Joseph de Trafford, Bart., 
Issue (surname de Traiford) : 

Sigismund Cathcart, b. July 31, 1853, Lieut, late 14th 
Foot, m. Nov. 20, 1879 Clementina Frances, dau. of 
Sir Pyers Mostyn, Bart., 
Galfrid Cathcart, lieut. 7th Royal Fusiliers, 
Randolphus, in Lancashire militia, 
Charles Allan, b. 1871, 

Henrietta, m. Aug. 2, 1877 Hon. Henry Robert Orde- 
Powlett, 2nd son of Lord Bolton, 
Issue (surname Orde-Powlett) : 
a dau., b. Nov. 21, 1878, 
Mary Adelaide. 

George Cathcart, b. 1794, son of the 1st Earl Cathcart, see p. 
178, became Lieut.-General in British Army, and G. C. B. He com- 
manded the 4th Division in the Crimea. He fell at the battle of 
Inkermann Nov. 5, 1854. He m. May 12, 1824 Lady Georgiana 
Oreville, his cousin, dau. of Hon. Robert Fulke Grcville bv his w. 
Louisa, sister of the 1st Earl Cathcart, and widow of David, Earl of 
Mansfield, and created Countess of Mansfield in her own right. 
Issue (surname Cathcart) : 

George Greville, b. 1832, d. 1841, 


180 Plumsted — Catheart branch. 

Louisa Margaret, d. y. 1835, 
Georgiana Mary, d. 1852, 
Alice, d. June 13, 1855, 

Emily Sarah, late maid of honor, now woman of the bed- 
chamber to the Queen, 

Agnes Murray Elliott, born 1763, dau. of Andrew and Eliza- 
beth Elliott, see p. 177, d. June 9, 1860, m. (Gent. Mag.) Edinburgh 
Apr. 30, 1783 Sir David Carnegie, Bart., gr'dson of Sir David Carne- 
gie, created Baronet in 1663, who was son of Alexander Carnegie of 
Pittarrow, 4th son of David Carnegie, created Earl of Southesk in 
1633. On the death, in 1729, of the 5th Earl, who was attainted for 
joining the Pretender in 1715, the heir male and representative of the 
family was Sir James Carnegie, 2nd Bart, of Pittarrow, father of Sir 
David, the 3rd Bart., who m. Agnes Murray Elliott. Sir David, the 
3rd Bart., was many years M. P. He d. May 25, 1805. 
Issue (surname Carnegie) : 

James, b. 1799, 4th Baronet, see below, 
John, m. Elizabeth Susan Grey, see p. 182, 
Christina Mary, d. unm. Aug. 7, 1860, 

Anne, m. Rear Adm. Wanchope, R. N., who d. 1852, 
Eleanor, d. Sep. 27, 1855, m. James Evans, Esq., of Nor- 
Agnes, d. unm. Mch. 8, 1875, 
Mary, d. s. p. Nov. 22, 1877, m. Thomas Henry Graham, 

Esq., F. S. A., of Edmond Castle, Cumberland, 
Emma, m. James Douglas, Esq., of Cavers, Co. Roxburgh, who 
d. 1861, 

Issue (surname Douglas) : 

James, b. 1822, m. June 23, 1858 his cousin Mary 
Graham Agnew, 
Magdalene, m. 1816, Sir A. Agnew, Bart., see p. 182. 

Sir James Carnegie, succeeded his father as 4th Bart., b. 1799^ 
as above, d. Jany. 30, 1849, m. Nov. 14, 1825 Charlotte, dau. of Rev. 
Daniel Lysons. 

Plumsted — Carnegie branch. 181 

Issue (surname Carnegie) : 

James, b. Nov. 16, 1827, succeeded as 6tli B:\rt., and was re- 
stored to the Peerage with the original precedence as Earl 
of Southesk by the reversal of his kinsman's attainder in 
1855, m., 1st, June 19, 1849 Lady Catiiarine Hamilton 
Noel, 2nd dau. of 1st Earl of Gainsborough (she d. Mch. 9, 
1855), and, 2nd, Nov. 29, 1860 Lady Susan Catherine Mary 
Murray, dau of 6th Earl of Dunmore, 
Issue by 1st wife (surname Carnegie) : 

Charles Noel, b. Mch. 20, 1854, " Lord Carnegie," Dep. 

Lieut, for Forfar, Capt. in Militia, 
Arabella Charlotte, m. Feb. 7, 1878 Samuel Henry 

Romilly, and has issue, 
Constance Mary, m. Nov. 9, 1876 Victor Alexander 
Bruce, 9th and present Earl of Elgin and 13tli Earl 

of Kincardine, 

Issue (surname Bruce) : 
Edward .James, b. June 8, 1881, "Lord Bruce," 
Elizabeth Mary, b. Sep. 11, 1877, 
Christian Augusta, b. Jany. 25, 1879, 
Constance Veronica, b. Feb. 24, 1880, 

Beatrice Cecilia Diana, ra. July 28, 1874 Rev. Henry 
Holmes-Stewart, Rector of Brington, Northampton, 
and has issue. 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Carnegie) : 
Lancelot Douglas, b. Dec. 26, 1861, 
Robert Francis, b. May 6, 1869, 
David Wynford, b. Mch. 23, 1871, 
Dora Susan, 
Elizabeth Erica, 
Helena Mariota, 
Katharine Agnes Blanche, 
John, b. Oct. 14, 1829, capt. R. N., 
Charles, b. May 14, 1833, was M. P. for Forfarshire, 
Charlotte, d. Jany. 15, 1880, m., 1st, June 16, 1860 T. F. 
Scrymsoure Fothringham, who d. 1864, and, 2nd, Dec. 8, 
1868 Frederic Boileau Elliot, gr'dson of the 1st Earl of 

Issue by 2nd husband (surname Elliot): 
Gilbert Compton, b. June 28, 1871, 
Agnes, d. 1842. 

182 Plumsted — Carnegie branch. 

John Carnegie, son of Sir David Carnegie, 3rd Bart., p. 180, is 
of Tarrie, m. Sep. 7, 1848 Elizabeth Susan, dau. of Col. John Grey. 
Issue (surname Carnegie) : 

Claud Cathcart, b. Dec. 9, 1849, m. Apr. 16, 1874 Mary 
Madeline Breakenridge of Kingston, Canada, 
Issue (surname Carnegie) : 
Alan Bruce, 

Magdalene Carnegie, dau. of Sir David Carnegie, 3rd Bart., p. 
180, d. Jany. 21, 1858, m. June 11, 1816 Sir Andrew Agnew, Bart., 
M. p. for Wigtounshire, who d. Apr. 12, 1849. 
Issue (surname Agnew) : 

Andrew, b. Jany. 2, 1818, succeeded as 8th Bart., Vice- 
Lieut, and M. p. for Wigtoun, m. Aug. 20, 1846 Lady Louisa 
Noel, dau. of Charles, 1st Earl of Gainsborough, 
Issue (surname Agnew) : 

Andrew Noel, b. Aug. 14, 1850, barrister-at-law, 
Henry de Courcy, b. Nov. 1, 1851, 
Charles Hamlyn, b. June 11, 1859, lieut. 21st Foot, 
Quentin Graham Kinnaird, b. Jany. 8, 1861, in royal 

Ayr militia, 
Gerard Dalrymple, b. Apr. 24, 1862, 
Madeline Diana Elizabeth, b. Aug. 22, 1847, m. Feb. 
7, 1867 Thomas Henry Clifton, M. P., who d. Mch. 
31, 1880, 
Arabella Frances Georgiana, b. Oct. 19, 1848, 
Caroline Charlotte, b. Oct. 19, 1848, 
Louisa Lucia, b. Apr. 27, 1853, m. July 10, 1877 

Duncan MacXeill, 
Mary Alma Victoria, b. Sep. 2, 1854, m. Aug. 19, 
1876 Hon. Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird, "Master of 
Kinnaird," eldest son of 10th and present Baron 

Issue (surname Kinnaird) : 

Douglas Arthur, b. Aug. 20, 1879, 
Kenneth Fitzgerald, b. July 31, 1880, 
Catherine Mary, b. June 13, 1876, 
Catherine Carnegie, d. Mch. 31, 1858, 

Rosina Constance, b. Apr. 8, 1863, 

Margaret Violet Maud, b. Jany. 9, 1866, 

Plumsted — Agnew branch. IgJ 

John De Courcy Andrew, b. Oct. 8, 1819, comm. R. N., 
m., 1st, Anne, dau. of Rev. D. Wauchopo, and, 2nd, Patri- 
cia Elizabeth, dau. of W. H. Dowbiggin, and niece of Lord 
Panmure, and, 3rd, Patricia, dau. of Sir Alexander Ramsay, 

David Carnegie Andrew, b. May 3, 1821, in holy orders, 
m. Eleanora, dau. of J. Bell, 

James Andrew, b. June 21, 1823, 

Stair Andrew, b. Dec. 6, 1831, Queen's Remembrancer for 
Scotland, m. Georgina, dau. of George More Nisbett, Esq., 

Thomas Frederick Andrew, b. July 5, 1834, ni. Julia, dau. 
of Chas. Pelly, 

Gerald Andrew, b. Dec. 18, 1835, Capt. 90th Light Inf., 
m. Margaret, dau. of William Bonar, Esq., 

Agnes, m. 1845 Rev. Thomas Blizzard Bell, 

Martha, m. 1848 Fred. L. M. Heriot of Ramornie, co. Fife, 

Mary Graham, m. 1858 James Douglas, Esq., of Cavers, soa 
of her aunt Emma Douglas nee Carnegie. 

Thomas Griffitts. 

Thomas Griffitts was the son of George and Frances Griffitts of 
the city of Cork, the Three Weeks Men's meeting of that place giving 
him a certificate of his "clearness in respect to marriage" 8mo. 16, 
1716. At that date he was residing on the bay of Donna Maria in 
Jamaica, but about to remove to Pennsylvania. The meeting at 
Kingston also gave him a certificate 11, 21, 1716, and his parents 
wrote from Cork to Isaac Norris and Jonathan Dickinson to desire 
them "to be assisting in that weighty affair." He became a merchant 
in Philadelphia, and in 1717 married Mary, daughter of Isaac Norris. 
Not long afterwards he became a member of the Corporation of the 
City, and in due time served a term as Mayor. In 1723, he was ap- 
pointed Treasurer to the Trustees for the Society of Traders ; and in 
1724 the Widow Penn and the mortgagees of the Province associated 
him with Hill, Norris, Logan, and Assheton to make sale of land, and 
to issue warrants and patents for land sold during the first Proprie- 
tary's lifetime ; and Norris and Griffitts and the survivor of them were 
designated to receive the moneys in case of the death or removal of 
Logan. Griffitts was Keeper of tiie Great Seal from 1732 to 1734, 
and on Oct. 27, 1733 took the affirmations as a member of the Gov- 
ernor's Council. He was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court in 
1739, resigning in the beginning of 1743. He d. in 1746, his will 
feeing probat. Jany. 16, 1746-7. 
Issue : 

Isaac, was Shif. of Phila. Co., d. before July 1, 1755, m. July, 
1745 Sarah Fitzwater, she d. before 1773, 
Issue : 

Mary, d. y., 

Elizabeth, b. 1748, d. before her mother, 
(a son), b. 1750, d. before his mother, 
Mary, b. Mch. 20, 1721, d. unm. 1791, 
Thomas, d. y., 

Hannah, b. 1727, was of Phila., d. unm. Aug. 24, 1817, de- 
vising her estate to her kinsmen Joseph Parker Norris and 
Dr. Samuel Powell Griffitts. 

Charles Read. 

ChaeTjES Read, a merchant of Philadelphia, member of tlie Church 
of England, but much respected by the Quakers, an Alderman upon 
the incorporation of the City in 1701, and its representative in tlie 
Assembly of the Province in 1704, who seems to have been of the 
same family as the Deborah Read who ra. Benjamin Franklin, as the 
latter was spoken of as "Cousin Benny" by the Councillor's grand- 
son, Collinson Read, and who died about 1705, by his first wife was 
father of 

Charles, the Councillor. 
He married, 2nd, Amy Child, by whom he had issue : 

Sarah, m. James Logan the Councillor, 

Rachel, m. Israel Pemberton. 

Charles Read, born about the year 1686, was not of age at the 
date of his father's will. On the 13th of May, 1717, when about 
thirty one years old, he appears in the public records as "Charles 
Read, shopkeeper," admitted a freeman of the City of Philadelphia. 
He was charged for the privileges 5s. 6d. On the 9th of August fol- 
lowing, he qualified as a Common Councilman. He was one of the 
Justices of the Peace for Philadelphia County commissioned July 4, 
1718, and was promoted to the half-legislative, half-judicial rank of 
Alderman on October 2, 1722. In the following year, the Assembly 
vested the property of the Free Society of Traders with a poM-er of 
sale in five trustees, and placed Charles Read at their head. In 1724 
appears this advertisement : " Very good lampblack made and sold 
(wholesale or retail) by Charles Read and Andrew Bradford, in Phila." 
There was a " Charles Read of Philadelphia merchant " connected 
with John Assheton of Liverpool, also merchant, in some land pur- 
chases between 1720 and 1725 : and Charles Read Esq. — he was then 
Mayor of the City — was made guardian for William Assheton's child- 
ren on the death of their grandfather Robert Assheton in 1727. Read 
was Mayor of Philadelphia for one year. He was Sheriff of the 

186 Read. 

County for three terms beginning October, 1729. The Sheriffs and 
Coroners at that time were selected from two names for each office 
presented annually to the Governor and Council by the people of the 
respective counties. Read was Collector of the Excise for some time 
prior to 1734, and was one of the Trustees of the Loan Office. He 
also held the high post of Judge of the Admiralty. 

He was qualified as a member of the Provincial Council on the 27th 
day of October, 1733. In addition to his offices in Pennsylvania, he 
was at the time of his death (Obit. Not.) Collector of the Port of 
Burlington in New Jersey. He died after a lingering illness on the 
6th of January, 1736-7 in the 51st year of his age (ibid). Bradford, 
who had been engaged with him in the sale of lampblack, noting his 
death in the Weekly Mercury, said " he has left behind him the 
character of a sincere Christian, tender husband, indulgent father, kind 
master, faithful friend, good neighbour, and agreeable companion." 

He m., 1st, Mch. 18, 1712 Rebecca Freeland, who d. s. p. bu. Aug. 
17, 1712; and, 2nd, Xt. Ch. Nov. 1, 1713 Anne Bond, dau. of 
Thomas Bond, who was son of Thomas Bond of Woodacre, co. Lan- 
caster, Great Britain, a first purchaser. Anne, wife of Charles Read, 
was, after her marriage, baptized in Christ Church, Dec. 29, 1714, and 
was bu. in Xt. Ch. Feb. 18, 1731. The Councillor m., 3rd, Xt. Ch. 
Oct. 17, 1733 Sarah formerly Williams, widow of Joseph Harwood. 
Issue — all by 2nd wife : 

Charles, bapt. Xt. Ch. Feb. 20, 1714-5, m. Alice Thibou, 

see next page, 
Thomas, bapt. Xt. Ch. Mch. 14, 1716-7, d. y. bu. Xt. Ch. 

Oct. 14, 1725, 
James, Xt. Ch. records missing from Mch., 1717-8 to Jany., 

1719-20, m. Susannah Leacock, see p. 188, 
Mary, bapt. Xt. Ch. Jany. 1, 1719-20, d. y. bu. Xt. Ch. 

Dec. 2, 1721, 
Robert, bapt. Xt. Ch. Oct. 27, 1721, d. y. bu. Xt. Ch. May 

4, 1728, 
Sarah, bapt. Xt. Ch. Feb. 15, 1722-3, d. before Aug. 24, 
1770, m. F. M. 6, 27, 1742, Thomas Shoemaker, 
Issue (surname Shoemaker) : 

Rebecca, d. after Aug. 24, 1770 (the date of a deed 
from her husband and herself for one fourth of certain 
laud which descended from the wife of the Councillor 
to her three children), m. Samuel Waddingham of 
South Carolina, planter. 

Read. 187 

Thomas, bapt. Xt. Ch. Feb. 22, 1725-6,. d. y. bii. Xt. Ch. 

Jany. 24, 1728-9, 
Israel, bapt. Xt. Ch. May 10, 1727, d. y. bu. Xt. Cli. Aug. 

17, 1727, 
John, bapt. Xt. Ch. June 28, 1728, d. y., 
Andeew, bapt. Xt. Ch. Nov. 28, 1729, d. y. 

Charles Read, bapt. Xt. Ch. Feb. 20, 1714-5, aged 20 days, is 
styled " of Philadelphia, gent." prior to the death of his father, after 
which he was appointed Collector of the Customs at Burlington. He 
became a lawyer, and was admitted to practise before the Supremo 
Court of Pennsylvania Oct. 10, 1753. About 1760 he was appointed 
an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and, after 
the death of Chief Justice Robert Hunter Morris in 1764, presided 
over the Court for several months, then retiring to his former rank of 
Second Judge. He continued in this station and also the Collector- 
ship until the Revolution, and was several times elected Mayor of 
Burlington. He was a member of the American Philosophical 
Society held in Philadelphia. In 1776, he was chosen Colonel of the 
second regiment raised in the County for the defence of (he Province, 
and was a deputy to the Covention to frame a new Constitution, 
and on July 18th was made Colonel of a battalion of the flying camp, 
which he commanded in December of that year, when he availed him- 
self of the British general's proclamation offering pardon and protec- 
tion to such as should within a certain time lay down their arms. 
Bancroft the historian's mistake in supposing the mention of Charles 
Read's submission in Count Dunop's diary referred to Joseph Reed of 
Pennsylvania gave rise to one of the most bitter controversies connected 
with our Revolutionary history. Read was captured by the Ameri- 
cans soon after his submission, and sent to Philadelphia, whither he 
was removed to North Carolina, where he is said to have died before 
the end of the war. He m. June 11, 1737 Alice, dan. of Jacob Thi- 
bou, a merchant of Antigua, by his w. Dorothy. Mrs. Read was b. 
Nov. 6, 1719, d. Burlington, N. J., Nov. 13, 1769, bu. St. Mary's, 
Issue : 

Charles, b. Sep. 24, 1739, m. Anne Branin, see next page, 
Jacob, b. Jany. 1, 1741-2, d. Sep. 14, 1783, 
James, mentioned in J. P. Parke's genealogies, not in his 
mother's will. 

188 Read. 

Charles Read, b. Sep. 24, 1739, gr'dson of the Councillor, was 
of New Jersey, d. Nov. 20, 1783, m. Aug. 26, 1737 Anne, dau. of 

Michael Branin. She m,, 2nd, Wardell. She d. Mch. 17, 


Issue : 

Charles, b. Oct. 16, 1768, d. y. Dec. 6, 1769, 
Charles, b. May — , 1770, d. s. p. Mch. 21, 1789, 
Alice, b. Oct. 21, 1771, d. y. Nov. 24, 1772, 
Alice E., b. Dec. 24, 1773, m. Job Troth, see below, 
Samuel, b. Dec. 6, 1775, d. y. Jany. 14, 1777, 
William Logan, b. Aug. 6, 1777, d. s. p., 
James, b. Sep. 8, 1779, d. y. Oct. 11, 178 9, 
Ann, b. Apr. 15, 1781, d. y. July 17, 1781, 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1782, d. 1835. 

Alice E. Read, b. Dec. 24, 1773, dau. of Charles and Anne Read, 
as above, d. Apr. 7, 1817, m. May 20, 1793 Job Troth. 
Issue (surname Troth) : 

Anne, b. Feb. 12, 1796, m. 1816 Charles Chambers, 
Charles Read, b. June 3, 1797, d. Mch. 16, 1799, 
George Ashbridge, b.-Dec. 29, 1804, 
Mary, b. Aug. 15, 1807, m. Piersol, and had issue. 

James Read, b. about the beginning of 1718 (the baptismal records 
of Christ Church from Mch., 1717-8 to Jany., 1719-20 are missing) 
was probably just past twenty one on Jany. 29, 1739, the date of a 
deed from him for one-fourth of certain property which had belonged 
to his mother. He became an admirer and a friend and correspond- 
ent of the Rev. George Whitefield, and as early as 1 740 we find him, 
under the designation of "James Read of Phila. gent.," a trustee with 
Whitefield, William Seward of London, Esq., John Stephen Benezet 
of Phila., merchant, Thomas Noble of N. Y., merchant, Samuel 
Hazard of N. Y., merchant, Robert Eastburne of Phila., blacksmith, 
Edward Evans of Phila., cordwainer, and Charles Brockden, the Re- 
corder of Deeds of Phila. Co., of the lot on the West side of Fourth 
St. 100 ft. South of Mulberry, 150 ft. front x 198 ft. deep, for the erec- 
tion of a charity school and house of worship, one object of which was 
to afford Mr. Whitefield a place to preach in. The building had been 
completed all but the roof, when AVhitefield, in November of that year, 
used it for about two weeks. Nine years later Benezet, Read, and 

Read. 189 

others, being a majority of the surviving trustees, caused the property to 
be conveyed for 775/. 18s. \\d. Sfar., with which to pay off certain 
advances, to James Logan and others, who are usually denominated the 
founders of the University of Pennsylvania, to be used as a free school 
for the instruction of children in useful literature and the Christian 
religion, with the right to establish a seminary of tlie languages, arts, 
and sciences, and as a place of worship wherein Mr. Whitofield should 
be allowed to preach whenever he was in the city and so desired, and 
the trustees should introduce such preachers to teach the word of God 
as should subscribe to the articles of religion appended to the deed of 
conveyance ; which articles declare belief in the Trinity, the Atone- 
ment, and Justification by Faith, and end in affirming the IXth, Xth, 
Xlth, Xllth, Xlllth, and XVIIth Articles of the Church of Eng- 
land " as explained by the Calvinists in their literal and grammatical 
sense." James Read became a lawyer, and was some time Deputy 
Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of the Province. After practising 
in Philadelphia, he removed to Reading as Recorder, Deputy-Register, 
Prothonotary of Common Pleas, &ct. for Berks Co. Also a Justice 
for the County Courts, he may be said to have conducted the adminis- 
tration of law in that region for over a quarter of a century. He was 
a scholarly man, a pupil of John Bartram, and a correspondent of 
Peter CoUinson, after whom he named his son. His letters to Ed- 
ward Shippen of Lancaster during the course of twenty years, now in 
possession of the Historical Society, are those of a country gentleman 
who turns from his gardening and his observation of nature to give his 
views on education and politics, and criticize current French and 
English books. He spent some time in London with Whitefield, and 
there became intimate with the Wesleys. He himself was a very 
religious man, and much interested in the Episcopal Church at Reading. 
At the commencement of the Revolution, although sympathizing 
with his countrymen, he had the office-holder's horror of independ- 
ence. To Edward Shippen he writes this remarkable opinion : " Lord 
North has some Pretensions to the Throne. His ancestor married 
Lady Jane Grey. [Does he refer to Lord North being heir of a co- 
heiress of a daughter of Lord Chandos, who was heir of Lady Jane 
Grey's sister?] The present King, whom they lead as they like, is 
hated, mortally hated, by all in Administration, and they have led 
him into such measures as have alienated the Affections of America 
and (if they can carry their Point of Independence) will entirely over- 
throw him. Perhaps you don't know, Dr Sir, that this Independency 

190 Read. 

so much the subject of Discourse of late is a Scheme of Lord North's. 
It certainly is. Tho' Wedderburne makes a noise against it ; St. 
Tucker, a ministerial Tool, has wrote in Favour of it." However, 
before long, Read came to the conclusion that the people of America 
were not bound to live imder a "perjured Parliament!" At the re- 
organization of the government of Pennsylvania, he was restored to 
the office of Prothonotary, an Act of Assembly also naming him as a 
Justice of the Peace. In Oct., 1777, he was chosen a member of the 
Assembly, during his service in which he was accused of neglecting 
the business of Prothonotary. It was said that the writs were not 
issued : but Read denied that his being an Assemblyman had in any 
way retarded the proceedings of the court, and explained that the rea- 
son why court was not held regularly was the scarcity of lawyers in 
the county. While in the Assembly he was chosen a member of the 
Supreme Executive Council, but, as Assemblymen were ineligible, a 
writ was issued May 25, 1778 to the Sheriff of the county for the 
election of a successor. Read himself was chosen, and on June 30th 
appeared at Philadelphia, and took the oath required by the Constitu- 
tion. The term expiring in October, he was re-elected for three years, 
and served until June 4, 1781, when he resigned "in consideration of 
duty to his family." The post of Register of the Admiralty was at tiiis 
time to be filled, and several persons petitioned for it ; the method 
employed by those desiring public positions from the earliest days of 
the Colony. Read was a petitioner, and the Council unanimously 
elected him. He qualified June 7, 1781, and held the office several 

• In 1783, he was one of the Council of Censors provided for by the 
Constitution of 1776 to be chosen once in seven years to propose amend- 
ments to the Constitution. From 1787 to 1790 he again represented 
Berks in the Supreme Executive Council. One year also, 1787- 
1788, he was a member of the Continental Congress, when that body 
was of more eminence than power. However Read's term w^as 
marked by one important achievement, the acquisition by Pennsyl- 
vania of the triangle on the North AVest, giving us a harbor and coast 
line on Lake Erie. This was ceded by Resolution of Congress Sep. 
4, 1788. Read for some years of the latter part of his life lived in 
Philadelphia, where he died of the yellow fever in 1793. He m. Xt. 
Ch. Apr. 20, 1745 Susannah Leacock, bapt. Xt. Ch. Oct. 26, 1722, 
dau. of John and Mary Leacock. 

Read. 191 

Issue : 

Mary, bu. Xt. Ch. Oct. 21, 1747, 
CoLLiNSON, m. Mary McFunn, see below, 
a son, bu. Xt. Ch. Jany. 20, 1756, 
a dau., d. of yellow fever in 1793. 

CoLLiNSON Read, son of James and Susannah Read, as above, 
studied law at the Temple, London, and began practice at Phila. Af- 
terwards his father resigned the post of Deputy-Register of Wills for 
Berks Co., and had him appointed in his stead. After the Revolu- 
tionary War, he for some years practised law in Philadelphia. He was 
the compiler of a Digest of the Laws of Pennsylvania published in 
1801. He was a Presidential elector when Washington was first 
chosen President of the United States. Hed. after 1813. He m. Xt. 
Ch. Jany. 5, 1773 Mary McFunn, b. June 5, 1758, dau. of William 
McFunn by his w. Lydia Biddle. 
Issue : 

Jamrs, b. May 14, 1774, bapt. Xt. Ch., Capt. U. S. Artill. 
and Engs. June 1, 1798, military agent at Ft. Mifflin, Major 
1st Artill. Mch. 12, 1812, d. s. p. Pittsburgh Oct. 20, 1813, 
m. Sarah A. M'Dowell, 
Thomas, a lawyer, d. unm., bu. Xt. Ch. Xov. 26, 1801, 
Edward, clerk in Phila., d. unm., 

Charles, purser in U. S. Navy, killed in a mutiny, d. unm., 
George, d. unm., 

Susan, m. Thomas Collins, see below, 
Sarah, m. William Gates, see next page, 

William M., m. , see next page, 

Lydia. d. unm. at Natchez, 

Maria, m. John Dennis, see next page. 

Susan Read, dau. of Collinson and Mary Read, as above, d. about 
1803, m. about 1797 Thomas Collins, a lawyer of Pittsburgh, admitted 
to the bar in 1793. 

Issue (surname Collins) : 

Mary, d. at Governor's Island, N. Y., unm., 

Thomas, now of Pittsburgh, m. , 

Issue (surname Collins) : 

Charles Read, Lt. Col. C. S. Army, killed at Comorne, 

192 Read. 

Va., m. Susan Augusta, dau. of Wm. Roy Mason of 


Issue (surname Collins) : 

George, drowned at age of 14, 
Charles Read, 
Stephen, m. Mary , 

Lydia, m. William Crawford of the Pittsburgh bar, 

Issue (surname Crawford) : 

Sarah Read, dau. of Collinson and Mary Read, see p. 191, d. at 
Ft. Moultrie, bu. Governor's Island, m. William Gates, b. in Mass. in 
1785, son of Capt. Lemuel Gates of U. S. Artill. and Engin., 
grad. at West Point in 1806, and served as Captain in the War of 
1812, was in command of Ft. Moultrie during the "Nullification" 
troubles with South Carolina, became Colonel 3rd Artill. Oct. 13,^ 
1845, was military governor of Tampico after its capture in the Mexi- 
can War, bvt. Brig.-Gen. U. S. A. Mch. 13, 1865, d. New York Oct. 
7, 1865, bu. Governor's Island. 
Issue (surname Gates) : 

Collinson Read, grad. West Point 1836, served in Florida 
and Mexican War, bvt. Major Sep. 6, 1847, d. of cholera 
Fredericksburg, Texas, June 28, 1849 aged 33, s. p., 
William, d. aged 15 at St. Augustine, Flo., 
Armistead, drowned aged 6 at Ft. McHenry, Md., 
Joseph Lord, lost at sea, d. unm., 

Francis Malcolm, m. , 

Lydia Biddle, d. at Governor's Island, unm. 

William M. Read, son of Collinson Read, see p. 191, was First- 
Lieut, in U. S. Artill. July, 1812-June, 1821, after which he was a 
sutler, d. in Phila. before Feb. 13, 1835, when 1. a. granted on his 

estate, m. . 

Issue : 

Collinson, killed on a journey by stage from Sackett's Har- 
bor to Phila., 

Mary, m. Donagan, 

* Charlotte, d. inf., 


Maria Read, dau. of Collinson Read, see p. 191, d. about 1859,. 
m. Apr. 24, 1806 John Dennis of New Brunswick, N. J. 

Read — Dennis branch. 193 

Issue (surname Dennis) : 

Henrietta, d. 1832, m. James Adams, 

' Issue (surname Adams) : 

James, d. aged 6, 


Gilbert, served on Gen. Graham's staff with rank of Col. 

U. S. Vols., m., 1st, Shunk, niece of Gov. 

Shunk of Penna., and, 2nd, , 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Adams) : 
Elizabeth, m. Peter A. Madeira of Chambersburg, afterwards 

agent of Delaware Mutual Ins. Co. in Pittsburgh, d. 1879, 
Issue (surname Madeira) : 

Aston, now agent Delaware Mutual Ins. Co. in Pitts- 
George A., 

Mary Aston, m. Theodore McCune, 
Issue (surname McCune) : 


Harriet Bessie, 
Sarah Chambers, 

Lizzie Dennis, 

Collinson Read, d. y., 

Matilda, after her husband's death was for over 20 years 

principal of one of the public schools in New Orleans, now 

dec'd, m. Rev. Henry B. Page of New Orleans, a Methodist 

Episcopal (South) clergyman, 

Issue (surname Page) : 

Matilda, d. y., 

Phoebe, d. y., 

Benjamin, d. y., 

Joseph Chank, d. y., 

Henry Brant, d. y., 

Theresa F., ra. Rev. Edmund McKinney, whod. Mch., 1878, 

Issue (surname McKinney) : 

Edmund, b. Warren, Pa., Aug. 26, 1839, grad. at Centre 

College, Ky., and Princ.Theol. Sem. and as M. D. at 

U. of P., practising medicine at Keyport, N. J., m. 

1868 Annie Van Cleve of Lawrenceville, N. J., 

Issue (surname McKinney) : 
two, d. v., 


194 Read. — Dennis branch. 

Mordecai, served in Union Army, was mortally wounded 
at Mattoax Bridge, Ya., May 14, 1864, d. s. p., 

Page, a journalist in Florida, 

Dennis, d. aged 7, 

a son, d. inf., 

a son, d. inf., 

Theresa, grad. at Lookout Mt. College, and has taught 
school, m. R. M. Nesbitt of New York City, 

Issue (surname Xesbitt) : 
M. Eobinson, 

John Truxton, in U. S. Navy, dec'd, m. , 

Issue (surname Dennis) : 

Matilda, a school teacher, m. Eldridge, Col. C. 

S. Army, 
Lucy, a school teacher, 
Bettie, a school teacher, 
Bird, a school teacher, 

William Till. 

William Till was probably born in England. In his letters, we 
are told of a debt which the Earl of Yarmouth (Charles Paston, 
created Earl in 1673, d. s. p.) owed to his grandfather and father; 
and he says, " I am well acquainted with the papers and was sent too 
often to the Old Earle to forget them." In 1740, being about 43 
years of age, he makes a deposition in the case of Penn vs. Lord Balti- 
more, saying among other things that he had never known William, 
Hannah, or Dennis Penn. He settled about 1720 in Sussex Co. on 
the Delaware, probably as a planter. He served in the Assembly of 
the Lower Counties, and was appointed, July 25, 1726, a Justice of the 
Peace, but on September 23 following, was superseded for alleged arbi- 
trary acts and "most indecent and disregardful expressions of the 

Till. 195 

Proprietary family." However, in March, 1727, he was reinstated, 
*' having acknowledged his error and done very good service to the 
Proprietary family in the last Assembly." He afterwards came to 
Philadelphia, and engaged in trade, being concerned in cargoes to many 
ports, but chiefly shipping tobacco raised on the Peninsula. In 1739, 
he was chosen a Common Councilman of tiie City ; two years later, 
^n Alderman ; and in 1742, Mayor. He was called to the Provincial 
Council with Strettell and Taylor, qualifying Dec. 14, 1741. For 
several years he was Third Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsyl- 
vania, and Second Judge of the Supreme Court of the Lower Counties. 
At the same time, from 1748 until his death, he was Collector of Cus- 
toms at New Castle. He d. in 1766. He m. Xt. Ch. Jaiiy. 7, 1720 
Mary Lillings, spinster, who survived him. Consideralde property 
was left to their children by her grandmother, Mary Codd of Suasex 
Co., widow of Berkeley Codd, a Judge of the Supreme Court of the 
Lower Counties (see sketch of Andrew Hamilton the Councillor). Her 
first husband was Luke Wattson Jr., who was probably the grand- 
father of Mrs. Till. He appears to have been a son of Luke Wattson 
Sr., a representative in the Provincial Council of 1683, and, therefore, 
brother of Elizabeth, wife of the first Anthony Morris of Phila. Mrs. 
Till was nearly related to Col. Matthew Tilghman Ward, Pres. of the 
Council of Maryland. 
Issue : 

Thomas, d. before his father, m. Gertrude, dau. of Rev. 
George Ross, she afterwards m. George Read, a Signer of 
the Declaration of Independence, 
Issue : 

William, d. s. p. in lifetime of his mother, 

Mary, m. Andrew Hamilton, sou of the Councillor of that 
name, see Hamilton. 

Robert Strettell. 

Robert Strettell was a native of Ireland ; a country which 
furnished Pennsylvania with several of its wealthier emigrants : but 
his father had removed thither from Cheshire, where the grandparents 
of the Councillor had been early members of the Society of Friends. 
That they were people who could show a respectable family connec- 
tion may be assumed from the fact that their descendant, Abel Strettell 
of Dublin, merchant, temp. James II, was allowed by the Ulster Office 
to carry a coat-of-arms exactly like that borne by others of the name 
— sa., a chevron between 3 heads of tridents points downwards ar. ; 
crest, a swan in his pride ar. swimming in water ppr. — and l)ut a 
slight heraldic difference from the arms, sa., a chevron between 3 har- 
poon heads ar., and the crest, a swan wings expanded ar., belonging to 
the earlier name of Strattle ; and also from the arms, sa. a chevron 
between 3 eel spears ar., of the still more primitive name of Stratley 
or Stratele. The derivation of the name is explained to be : Strete 
(Lat. stratum, a road) and hill or hull (Sax.), the original seat in the 
parish of Rostherne, Cheshire, being just where the old Roman road 
from Manchester to Chester meets the high ground. 

The great-grandfather of Robert Strettell was Thomas Strettell 
of Blakley, b. in 1598, d. Aug., 1657, m. Jany., 1619 Margaret Graffitt 
of Alderley. 

His son Hugh Strettell was b. 1622, and was first of Blakley and 

afterwards of Saltersley. He m. 1662 Mary, dau. of Francis Hulme. 

Hugh Strettell (who d. 7mo. 5 d. 1671) and Mary his wife (who d. 

7mo. 11, 1662), both buried in Friends' Ground, Mobberly, Cheshire, 

were parents of 

Amos Strettell b. 1658, who removed to Dublin in 1678-9, and 
m., 1st, Anne, dau. of Roger and Mary Roberts of that city. She died 
llmo. 8, 1685-6, about two years after her marriage, and was buried 
in Friends' Ground. He. m., 2nd, at the house of his bride's father 
at Lambstowne, Co. Wexford, 1 mo. 23, 1692-3, Experience, dau. of 
Robert Cuppiage (born Cumberland, Eng., 1619) and Elizabeth, his 

Strettell. I97 

wife^ dau. of Joshua and Sarah "Warren of Colchester. He bouo-ht 
5000 acres of land in Pennsylvania, and was owner of large tracts in 
New Jersey, over which his cousin Amos Ashead exercised a kind of 
superintendence (Logan's Letter Book). A daughter of Amos Stret- 
tell m. John Barclay, son of Robert Barclay the Apologist. By his 
2nd wife, Amos Strettell was father of the Councillor, 

Robert Strettell, born in Dublin in 1693. He left Irehand to 
seek his fortune in the metropolis of the British Empire, where he re- 
mained about twenty years, but, losing a great deal of money in the 
South Sea Bubble, he was finally by the assistance of his friends sent 
to America. The certificate of removal for himself and wife and sou 
Amos and daughters Frances and Ann was from the Friends' meeting 
at Ilorslydowii, Southwark, dated 11, 26, 1736. William Black in 
his Journal, June 1st, 1744, says : " Mr. Strettell carried us to Ger- 
*' mantown about a mile further, where he had a little country house 
" to which he used to come and spend some part of the Summer 
"Months, his wife was then there. * * Mr. Strettell had not been 
"long in Philadelphia, he came over from London with a cargo of 
" goods about 9 years since, and had very good success in trade, he 
"was one of the Friends, but seemed not much affected to their under- 
"hand way of Dealing and Cloak of Religion, he, I really do believe, 
" appeared what he really was, a very Honest Dealer and sincere in 
"every thing he acted." The "merchant" of his day exposed a 
variety of wares ; and in a newspaper of 1738, we find, " late imported 
and to be sold by Robert Strettell at his store in Water Street, facing 
Fishbourn's wharf," muslin, cambrics, " flowered damask," India vel- 
vet, blue and white China plates, Japanese tea kettles, Scotch snuff, 
" fine London Pigtail tobacco," &ct. &ct. The year 1738 is within a 
period of three years during which the imports of Pennsylvania 
amounted to 179,654£. 9s. 2c?. Stg. (Votes of Ass.) Like the other 
more conspicuous Quakers, he was fond of literature, sufficiently at 
least to collect a little library of Greek, Latin, and French authors. 
He became a public character in 1741 as a man of liberal views. 
Spain was at war with Great Britain, and, it was feared, would attempt 
the conquest of the American colonies. The Quakers of Pennsylvania 
could not take up arms, and it was equally against their scruples to 
vote money to carry on war. Circumstances made them a strong party 
organization. The Yearly Meeting gathered their chief men together 
just before the elections for Assemblymen, and it was but natural that 
they should compare notes, and consult on the political situation. 

198 8trettell. 

These conclaves became the dread of the Proprietary, or Lieutenant- 
Governor's, party : but this year, 1741, James Logan, whose Quaker- 
ism had been tempered with statesmanship, sent a letter setting forth 
the defenceless state of the Province and the ill consequences that 
might ensue upon men of their principles procuring themselves to be 
returned to the Assembly. The shrewder heads, anxious to ward off 
the influence of such an epistle, — for they had cause to fear if once they 
withdrew from politics, their ascendancy could never be regained, — 
hit upon the expedient of appointing a committee, Robert Jordan, 
John Bringhurst, Ebenezer Large, John Dillwyn, and Robert Strettell^ 
to peruse the letter, and report whether it contained matters proper to- 
be communicated to the meeting. The committee reported, that, as it 
contained matters of a military and geographical nature, it was by no 
means proper to be read. Robert Strettell alone remarked, that, con- 
sidering the letter came from a man of abundant experience, an old 
member who had a sincere affection for the welfare of the Society, he 
was apprehensive should it be refused a reading, such a procedure 
would disgust not only him but the large body of Friends in Eng- 
land. This minority report was not expected, and John Bringhurst 
caught him by the coat, saying sharply, " Sit thee down, Robert Stret- 
tell, thee art single in that opinion." (Letter of Richard Peters.) On 
the 6th of October, four new Aldermen w^ere chosen by the City Cor- 
poration, three of whom were not Quakers, and then Roljert Strettell 
and another Quaker and three Churchmen were added to the Com- 
mon Council, to neutralize the influence of Isaac Norris and his- 

Governor Thomas in November invited Strettell to the Council.. 
He qualified December 14, 1741. On November 16, 1748, he quali- 
fied as an Alderman, having been elected at the preceding meeting. 
He was one of the original Trustees of the College of Philadelphia in 
1749, and was Mayor of the City for one term. He gave lol. towards 
the erection of a Public Building instead of the usual collation. In 
the Council, he was an active member, and during the French War 
aided his more belligerent colleagues. For a few days, in the absence 
of Gov. Morris and James Hamilton, he, as eldest councillor, was 
supreme in the City. He seems to have favored the declaration of 
war against the Delaware Indians. He was present when it was de- 
cided on ; and William Logan alone is said to have dissented. 

He died before June 12, 1761, bu. that day in Friends' ground. 
He m. 1716 Philotesia, dau. of Nathaniel Owen of London, who was 

Slrettell 199 

son of Nathaniel Owen of Seven Oaks, Kent. vShe il. before June 28, 
1782, bu. that clay in Friends' ground. 
Issue : 

Frances, b. Sept. 17, 1717, m. Isaac Jones, see below. 
Experience, b. 1719, d. inf., 
Amos, b. 1720, m. Hannah Hasell, see p. 204, 
John, b. 8, 29, 1721, m. Mary Uayliug, see p. 207, 
Ann, d. unm. F. M. 4, 26, 1771, will probat. Phila. May 8, 1771, 
Robert, resided in Dublin after his father's removal to 
America, but afterwards came to Phila., his certificate from 
Dublin meeting being dated 1, 18, 1745-6, d. s. p. 2, 28, 

Frances Strettell, b. Dui)lin Sep. 17, 1717, dau. of the Coun- 
cillor, d. Sep. 13, 1782, m. Phila. Feb. 13, 1742-3 Isaac Jones, b. 
Phila. July 17, 1716, son of Henry Jones by his w. Elionor Howell. 
He was a merchant of Phila., acquired considerable wealth, and was 
chosen a Common Councilman of the City Oct. 5, 1742, and Alder- 
man Oct. 2, 1764, and twice Mayor, in 1767 and 1768. He also 
served as a Trustee of the College, and a Manager of the Pennsylvania 
Hospital. He d. Phila. Oct. 18, 1773. 
Issue (surname Jones) : 

Robert Strettell, b. July 21, 1745. 

Robert Strettell Jones, b. July 21, 1745, last named, was 
honorary A. M. (U. of P. 1765), and before the Revolution was one 
of the Secretaries of the American Philosophical Society, a Director of 
the Library Co. of Phila., and a Manager of the Penna. Hospital. 
He was on the Committee of Inspection and Observation for the City 
and Liberties chosen in August, 1775, and was one of its Secretaries. 
He resided some years in New Jersey, and was in the Legislature of 
that State. He d. in Burlington Mch. 16, 1792, bu. St. Mary's. He 
m. Xt. Ch. Mch. 23, 1774 Ann, dau.^ of Joseph Shippeu by his w. 
Mary Kearn6y. 

Issue (surname Jones) : 

Mary Kearney, b. Jany. 21, 1775, d. y. Burlington, N. J., 

June 17, 1778, 
Frances, b. Mch. 25, 1776, d. y. Burlington, N. J., Sep. 20, 

Ann Shippen, b. Aug. 26, 1777, m. George Fisher, see p. 200, 

200 Strettell — Jones branch. 

Catharine, b. Sep. 10, 1779, d. unm. " Pineford " Oct. 3, 

1830, bu. "Pineford," 
John Strettell, b. Oct. 27, 1783, d. y. Burlington, N. J., 

Aug. 13, 1787, 
Francis, b. Sep. 28, 1785, d. y. Burlington, N. J., Sep. 30, 

Elizabeth Shippen, b. Dec. 13, 1787, m. Thomas Elder, 

see p. 

Ann Shippen Jones, b. Aug. 26, 1777, great-grddau. of the 
Councillor, d. Harrisburg, Pa., July 11, 1863, bu. Mt. Kalma Ceme- 
tery, Harrisburg, m. Phila. June 19, 1805 George Fisher, of the Dau- 
phin Co. bar, b. " Pineford " near Middletown, Dauphin Co., Aug. 17, 
1766, studied law under Thomas Kittera, afterwards Atty. Gen. of 
Penna., d. '* Pineford " Feb. 5, 1853, bu. Mt. Kalma, Harrisburg. 
He was son of George Fisher by his w. Hannah Chamberlain : the 
former settled at the mouth of the Swatara in Dauphin Co, on 1100 
acres given to him by his father, John Fisher of Phila., merchant, and 
in 1756 laid out Middletown, Penna. 
Issue (surname Fisher) : 
(I) Robert [Strettell] Jones, b. Harrisburg May 6, 1806j 
studied law with his father and afterwards at Yale Law 
School, and, removing to York, Penna., was there admitted 
to the bar Nov. 4, 1828 ; in 1851 was elected President 
Judge of the Court of C. P. of that County, and by suc- 
cessive re-elections has held the office, this Fall (1881) de- 
clining re-election, being at the time the judge longest in 
service in the State; was the first Chancellor of the Diocese 
of Central Pennsylvania, m., 1st, Catharine Jameson (b. 
Gettysburg, Pa., Apr. 24, 1808, d. York Apr. 29, 1850), 
dau. of Horatio Gates Jameson, M. D., Prof, of Surgery in 
Washington College, Baltimore, and afterwards in Medical 
College, Cincinnati, son of David Jameson, surgeon, native of 
Scotland, afterwards Colonel in Continental Army — Catha- 
rine Jameson's mother was Catharine Shevell — Judge 
Fisher m,, 2ud, Northbridge, Mass., Sep. 19, 1853 Mary 
Sophia, dau. of Ebenezer Cadwell of Northbridge by his w. 
Lucinda Dickinson. 

Issue (surname Fisher) : 

1. George, b. York Sep. 29, 1836, of York, atty.-at-law, 

Strettell — Fisher branch. 201 

m. Oct. 12, 1871 Mary, dau. of Roljert Barry of 
Baltimore, JNId., 

Issue (surname Fislier) : 

Marv Barry, b. Dec. 9, 1872, d. y. Dec. 14, 1873, 

Helen, b. Dec. 14, 1874, 

Catharine Jameson, b. Sep. 30, 1876, 

Emilie ShevtU, b. Nov. 2, 1878, d. Julv 30, 1879, 

Maud Kamsav, b. Xov. 2, 187s, d. .Julv 30, 1879, 

2. Catharine, b. Dec." 16, 1837, m. July 2, 1867 Jame.s 

Miles Marshall, now Capt. U. S. A., .son of Thomas 

Alexander Marshall of Illinois, and gr.-gr'dsou of 

Humphrey Marshall the elder of Kentucky, 
Issue (surname Marshall) : 
Hettv Fisher, b. Ft. Stevenson, Dakota, Apr. 30, 1868, 
Robert, b. Sep. 16, 1809, d. y. Mch. 25, 1871, 
Ellen Miles, b. West Point July 28, 1871, 
Nannie Helen, b. Feb. 4, 1873, 

Thomas Alexander, b. Mav 10, 1874, d. Mch. 25, 1875. 
Emilie Shevell, b. Ft. Ellis, Montana, May 14, 1877, 

3. Anne Shippen, b. Aug. 5, 1839, d. y. Aug. 17, 1844, 

4. Helen Campbell, b. May 15, 1841, d. y. Aug. 19, 1844, 

5. Emilie Shevoil, b. May 6, 1843, now of York, unm., 

6. Anne Helen, b. Oct., 1844, m. Sep. 10, 1874 James 
William Latimer of York, atty.-at-law, son of James 
Bartow Latimer of Delaware by his w. Sarah Ged- 
des Cathcart, dau. of Rev. Robert Cathcart, D. D., for 

42 yrs. Pastor of the Presbyt. Ch. at York, 

Issue (surname Latimer) : 

Catharine Jameson, b. June 4, 1876, 

Janet, b. Julv 1, 1879, 

Emilie Fisher, b. Feb. 25, 1881, 

7. Robert [Strettell] Jones, b. July 25, 1847, served in 
Uuion navy, grad. PenusylvaniajCollege, Gettysburg, 
1867, and at Albany Law School, now in U. S. 
Patent Office, Washington, m. Washington Feb. 7, 
1876 Harriet Susan, dau. of Benoni Tyler of Wil- 
mington, Vermont, by his w. Lucy Burrington, 

8. David Alexander, b. Mch., 1850, d. y. Sep. 5, 1850, 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Fisher) : 

9. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 15, 1856, d. y. Apr. 15, 1859, 
10. Mary Lewis, b. Oct. 12, 1859, unm., 

(II) Ann Jones, b. Aug. 18, 1808, now of Harrisburg, num., 

(Ill) Edward Henry, b. Harrisburg Aug. 17, 1811, d. Pineford 

Nov. 17, 1863, m. Harrisburg Sep. 20, 1843 Hannah 

Seville Medicus, dau. of John Medicus by his w. Elizabeth 


202 Stretfell— Fisher branch. 

Issue (surname Fisher) : 

1. AnneShippeUjb. Pineford July 4, 1844, m. June 18^ 

1869 Charles Henry Hutchinson of Phila., sou of 

Henry Hutchinson of England by his w. Rachael 


Issue (surname Hutchinson) : 

Rachael Fielding, b. Nov. 1, 1870, 

2. Mary Ida, b. Feb. 22, 1846, unm., 

3. Catharine Houston, b. Dec. 18, 1 847, m. Dec. 28, 1871 
David Curran McMurtrie, now of Topeka, Kansas,^ 
son of David McMurtrie by his w. Margaret Cur- 
ran, no issue, 

4. Juliauna Elizabeth, b. Sep. 2, 1849, m. Apr. 10, 1871 

Peter AVayne Teghtmeyer, of " Swatara Hill," Pa.^ 

sou of Henry Teghtmeyer by his w. Eliza Wayne, 
Issue (surname Teghtmeyer) : 

Ida Eoberts, b. June 5, 1872, d. y. Feb. 24, 1875, 
Eliza Wavne, b. Feb. 24, 1874, 
Catharine McMurtrie, b. Feb. 8, 187G, 

5. Elizabeth Elder, b. Nov. 4, 1850, 

6. Eobert Strettell Jones, b. Nov. 4, 1850, d. y. Dec. 24, 

7. George, b. Sep. 2, 1856, of Montana Territory, 

8. Charles Fraley, b. Mch. 8, 1858, 

9. Grace, b. Sep. 16, 1860, 

(IV) Catharine Jones, b. Harrisburg Mch. 26, 1814, d. Har- 
risburg Nov. 19, 1876, m. May 26, 1836 John Frederick 
Houston, b. Columbia, Pa., ^Ich. 9, 1814, son of Rev. Wil- 
liam Frederick Houston, M. D., of Columbia, by his w. Amy 
Hunter McCorkle of Phila. — J, F. Houston grad. Amherst 
1832, became a civil engineer, was chief engineer of the 
York, Wrightsville, & Gettysburg R. R., afterwards studied 
law under his bro-in-law Robert J. Fisher at York, and is 
now of Columbia, atty.-at-law, — 
Issue (surname Houston) : 

1. Georgianna Fi.sher, b. Apr. 19, 1837, of Harrisburg, 

2. William Frederick, b. May 30, 1838, sometime of U. 
S. Array, now of San Francisco, m. Henrietta 

3. Mifflin, b. Mch. 15, 1841, d. y. Sep. 16, 1842, 

4. Amy Eleanor, b. July 27, 1842, d. unm. Nov. 30, 

Stretlell — Fisher branch. 203 

5. Catharine Jones, b. Mch. 13, 18i6, d. y. Aug. 20, 

6. Robert Fisher, b. Nov. 10, 1847, d. y. Jany. 20, 1848, 

7. Henry Edward, b. Apr. 6, 1857, now of Dakota Ty., 
(V) William, b. Oct. 26, 1816, d. Harrisburg May 8, 1829. 

Elizabeth Shippen Jones, b. Burlington, N. J., Dec. 13, 1787, 

dau. of Robert Strettell and Ann Jones, see p. 199, d. , bn. 

Mt. Kahua Cemetery, Harrisbnrg, m. Harrisburg May l;i, 1813 
Thomas Elder, son of Rev. John Elder, who was born in Scotland 
1706, educated at University of Edinburgh, and Pastor of the Pres- 
byterian Church at Paxton near Harrisburg, Penna., for 52 yrs,, and 
whose w. Elizabeth was sister of Gen. Michael Simpson of the Revo- 
lutionary array. Thomas Elder was b. Paxton Jany. 30, 1767, 
studied law under Gen. John A. Hanna of Harrisburg, and was ad- 
mitted to the bar Aug. 17, 1791 . He was Attorney-General of Penn- 
sylvania from 1820 to 1823. He d. Harrisburg Apr. 29, 1853, bu. 
Mt. Kalma Cemetery. 

Issue (surname Elder) : 

(I) Ann Shippen, b. Oct. 19, 1814, d. y. Mch. 5, 1818, 
(II) Catharine Jones, b. July 20, 1816, m. May 11, 1835 
Samuel Bethel Boude, son of Maj. Thomas Boude of Lan- 
caster by his w. Emily Alice Atlee, 
Issue (surname Boude) : 

1. Elizabeth, b. Sep. 8, 1836, m. Apr. 28, 1859 Jasper 
Green of Phila., son of Evan Green of Columbia by 

his w. Isabella Slaymaker, 

Issue (surname Greenj : 
Leslie, b. .Janv. 18, 1804. d. y. Oct. 19, 1866, 
Catharine Elder, b. Aug. 21, 1870, 
Elizabeth Shippen, b. Sep. 1, 1871, 

2. Emily Alice, b. Dec. 23, 1838, 

3. Helen Mary, b. Aug. 10, 1843, m. June 15, 1865 

Edward Hudson AVorrall of Keokuk, Iowa, son of 

James AVorrall of Harrisburg, Pa., by his w. Anna 

Maria Hudson, 

Issue (surname Worrall) : 

James, b .June 1, 1866, d. y. Feb. 2, 1869, 

4. Thomas Elder, b. Jany. 24, 1847, d. y. Feb. 29, 1852, 

5. Charles Henry, b. June 22, 1849, of Baltimore, Md., 
,m. Jany. 19, 1873 Eleanor, dau. of William P. and 
Mary S. C. Beatty of Harrisburg, 

204 Strettell— Elder branch. 

Issue (surname Boude) : 

Marv sScott Clendenin, b. Janv. 20, 1873, 
PhiHp Betliel, b. Oct. 16, 1875, 
6. Samuel Bethel, b. Kov. 22, 1854, 

(III) Thomas, b. June 28, 1818, d. Waverly, Mo., Apr. 29, 1855, 
m. May 7, 1850 Margaretta, dau. of Thomas aud Julianna 
Wilson of Harrisburg, 

Issue (surname Elder) : 

1. Thomas, b. Feb. 21, 1851, of Harrisburg, Pa., 

2. Wilson, b. Jany. 13, 1855, of Virginia City, Nevada, 

(IV) John, b. May 27, 1820, d. Atlanta, Ga., 

(V) Sarah Wallace, b. Jany. 13, 1822, d. y. Harrisburg Dec. 
19, 1832, 
(VI) Elizabeth Shippex, b. Oct. 6, 1824, d. y. Harrisburg Dec. 

19, 1832, 
(VII) James Shippen, b. Apr. 29, 1826, was Capt. U. S. Army, 
now of Newport, Perry Co., Pa., m. Mary, dau. of Israel 
and Catharine Carpenter of Halifax, Dauphin Co., Pa., 
Issue (surname Elder) : 

1. Robert James, b. Nov. 14, 1850, m. Annie, dau. of 
Wm. and Martha Nesbit, she d. s. p. Apr. 3, 1872, 

2. Thomas, b. Feb. 18, 1852, d. July 1, 1852, 

3. William Smedley, b. July 25, 1854, of Wellington, 

4. Joshua, b. Mch. 23, 1857, of Eldertou, Mo., m. Emma 

Jane, dau. of John and Hannah Schroover, 
Issue (surname Elder) : 
James Henrv, b. Mav 28, 1877, 
Miirv Elizabetli, b. Janv. 12, 1879. 
John Thomas, 1). Janv. 1, 1881, 

5. Thomas Brown, b. Feb. 19, 1859, of Eldertou, Mo., 

6. John James, b. Mch. 4, 1861, of Newport, Pa., 

7. Charles Mclutire, b. June 18, 1866, of Newport, Pa. 

Amos Strettell, b. Dublin in 1720, son of the Councillor, was 
brought by his parents to Philadelphia when a lad, and became his 
father's assistant in his business. Wm. Black says in his Journal : 
" He [Robert Strettell] had only one son who lived with him, about 
19, and was in partnership with him in Trade, he appear'd to be a 
very Promising Sober and well Inclin'd young Man, and much At- 
tached to Business, even Uncommon for his years." On the day of 
his father's election as Mayor, he was chosen one of the City Corpora- 
tion ; and he followed his father in the esteem of the Proprietary 

Stretteli. 205 

Party. The Governor and Council urged the Assembly to appoint 
him one of the Provincial Commissioners to spend the money raised 
for defence, but without success. In 1764, Amos Stretteli was on the 
ticket which carried the election for Assemblymen from Philadelphia 
County, ousting Benjamin Franklin and Joseph Galloway from their 
seats in the House. The other counties, to be sure, returned the for- 
mer representatives ; so the majority continued to be against the Pro- 
prietaries. On the important divisions during the session, Stretteli 
voted with the Churchmen &ct. opposed to changing the government. 
The City corporation, however, after they " packed " it against Isaac 
Norris, in 1741, became the stronghold of the Proprietary party; and 
such Quakers as were admitted by the very exclusive members, who 
had the sole power of adding to their number, were deemed by them 
very moderate and liberal. Yet to be Alderman, estimating the value 
of that title by considering on whom it was conferred during those 
times, was an enviable honor. In 1766, none having been chosen the 
preceding year, it was carried to add two to the list ; and Amos Stret- 
teli and Samuel Shoemaker (see Shoemaker) were elected. He d. 
Jany. 13, 1780, as appears by the following obituary in the Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette of AVednesday, Jany. 19, 1780: " On Thursday after 
a short illness Amos Stretteli, Esq : departed this life in the 60th 
year of his age. In the public stations which he formerly filled as 
Representative in General Assembly for this county : an Alderman of 
the City : a trustee of the General Loan Office and of the College, he 
obtained the approbation of his fellow citizens ; as a merchant he was 
eminent and intelligent ; in the more silent path of private life de- 
servedly beloved by his family and the poor, for affection and benefi- 
cence. His remains were deposited on Sunday evening in the family 
vault in Christ Church burial ground, respectfully attended by a large 
number of the principal inhabitants." He m. Xt. Ch. Nov. 2, 1752 
Hannah, dau. of Samuel Hasell the Councillor. She inherited land 
in Chester Co. from theBulkleys, upon which Benjamin Morris built 
the residence known as " the Knoll." It is near Phcenixville. 
Issue : 

Robert, b. Phila. Dec. 17, 1753, of Phila., merchant, d. unm. 
at Padua, 

Anne, b. Jany. 12, 1755, m. Cadwalader Morris, see p. 206, 

a dau, bu. Phila. Aug. 5, 1758, 

Frances, b. Oct. 14, 1758, d. about 1835, m. Xt. Ch. June 
18, 1788 Benjamin Morris (brother of Cadwalader Morris) 

206 Streltell 

of Phila., some time Associate, or lay, Judge of Berks Co., 
removed to "the Knoll" in 1816, d. 1841, 
Issue (surname MoRRis) : 

Harriet, b. Sep. 11, 1780, d. Mch. 13, 1864 s. p., 
Ann, b. July 2, 1792, d. num. Sep. 4, 1845, 
Maria, b. July 14, 1794, d. y., 
John, b. Phila. May 29, 1760, bu. Phila. Sep. 5, 1760. 

Ann Strettell, b. Jany. 12, 1755, dau. of Amos and Hannah 
Strettell, and grddau. of the Councillor, d. Jany, 1792, m. Xt. Ch. Apr. 
8, 1779 Cadwalader Morris of Philadelphia, son of Samuel Morris by 
his w. Hannah, dau. of John Cadwalader and sister of Dr. Thomas Cad- 
walader the Councillor. Cadwalader Morris was member of the Con- 
tinental Congress after the Revolutionary War. He became an iron 
manufacturer near Birdsboro', Pa., and d. in Phila. 
Issue (surname Morris) : 

Strettell, b. Piiila. June 5, 1780, d. y., 

Frances, b. Phila. Aug. 21, 1781, d. y., 

Hannah, b. July 19, 1783, d. s. p. at "the Knoll " 1861, 

John Strettell, b. Feb. 4, 1786, d. s. p. at "the Knoll" 

Ann, b. Mch. — , 1789, m. Samuel Milligan, see below. 

Ann Morris, b. Mch. — , 1789, dau. of Cadwalader and Ann Mor- 
ris, last named, d. at " the Knoll " 1831, m. in 1820 Samuel Milligan, 
son of James Milligan of Phila., merchant, by his w. Martha Morris. 
Samuel Milligan grad. A. B. (Princ), studied medicine and after- 
wards law, for some years practised law in Phila., was member of City 
Councils in 1819, resided some time in Susquehanna Co., Pa., d. at 
*' the Knoll" April, 1854. 

Issue (surname Milligan) : 

Anna Frances, of " the Knoll," unm., 
Martha Cadwalader, m. Charles Moore Wheatley, hon. 
A. M. (Yale 1858), b. in England in 1822, author of a 
Catalogue of i\\Q Sliells of the United States, d. May 6, 1882, 
Issue (surname Wheatley) : 
Marion Morris, ' 
Martha Milligan, 
Frances Anne, 
James Cadw^alader, of Phila., m. Nov. 25, 1851 Mary D., 

Strcttell — Blorris branch. 207 

<lau. of Whiting Sanford by his w. Debbie, ilau. of Xathauiel 
Mitchell, Gov. of DelaM'are, 
Issue (surname Milligan) : 
John Morris, of Phila., 
Hannah Morris, residing at " the Knoll," unm. 

John Strettell, b, 8, 29, 1721, son of the Councillor, remained 
in England when his father removed to Pennsylvania, and was 
■brought up to business by his uncle John Owen. He became an 
opulent merchant in Lime St., London, for some time residing at 
Croyden in Surrey. He d. in 1786, leaving an estate of over £45,000. 
He m. 1776 Mary Hayling. 
Issue : 
John, b. 1778, d. 1781, 
Amos, b. 1782, m. Harriet E. Utterson, see below. 

Amos Strettell, b. 1782, son of John and Mary Strettell, last 
■named, resided at Knowlton House, Kent, and afterwards at Binder- 
ton House, Sussex, d. 1855. He m. Harriet E., dau. of J. Utterson 
■of Miland, Hants, secretary to Lord Vernon in India. 
Issue : 

Mary, m. b. 1810, d. unm. 1874, 

John, b. 1812, commander in Royal Navy, d. 1801, m. Annie, 
dau. of Adm. Young, 
Issue : 

Mary Georgina, m. F. Smart, who d. s. p., 
Harriet Eliza, unm., 
Harriet, b. 1813, m. G. Makgill, Esq., of Kemback, Fife, 
whod. 1879, 

Issue (surname Makgill) : 
John, m. and has issue, 
Edward, d. s. p., 
Harriet, unm., 
Mary, unm., 
Arthur, unm., 
Louisa, b. 1814, unm., 

Edward, b. 1816, in Madras Artill., d. unm. 1836, 
Alfred B., b. 1817, grad. M. A. (Trinity, Cantab., 1844), 
chaplain at Genoa from 1851 to 1874, now Rector of St. 
Martin's, Canterbury, m. 1844 Laura Vansittart Neale, 

208 Strettell 

dan. of Rev. Edward Vansittart Neale, Rector of Taplow, 

Issue : 

Arthur E. V., b. 1845, d. unm. 1882, 
Alice L. v., b. 1850, m. J. Comyns Carr, 

Issue (surname Carr) : 
Philip, b. 1874, 

Alma G. V., b. 1855, 
Henky, b. 1817, of Lincoln's Inn, barrister-at-law, d. num. 

Douglas, b. 1819, d. unm. 1843. 

Samuel Hasell. 

Several persons of the name of Hasell appear in Hotten's Lists as 
in St. Michael's Parish, Barbadoes, about 1680. Thomas Hasell, 
probably brother of the Councillor, died in Phila. Oct. 25, 1726 aged 
32 years : and William Hasell, " of Barbadoes, but at this time resid- 
ing in Phila., merchant; " by his will proved in Phila. Jany. 15, 1754, 
setting forth that he was about to embark on a voyage to Barbadoes 
devised all his property to his nephew Samuel Hasell (son of the 
Councillor) after legacies to the four children of James Benezet and an 
annuity to Mrs. Margaret Settle of Barbadoes. 

Samuel Hasell, the Councillor, was born in Barbadoes in 1691. 
He came to Philadelphia about 1715, and, engaging in mercantile 
business, acquired a considerable estate. He was elected a Common 
Councilman of the City Oct. 2, 1728, Alderman Oct. 7, 1729, and 
Mayor three times, 1731, 1732, and 1740. He acted as Treasurer of 
the City Corporation for many years, and was also one of the County 
Justices. He was called to the Provincial Council Oct. 9, 1728, and 
in 1731 qualified as a Master in Chancery of the Governor's High 
Court, founded in 1720, but abolished in 1735. Hasell was many 
years a vestryman of Christ Church, and at one time Warden. He 
joined Peter Evans in opposing the appointment of Rev. Richard 

HaselL 209 

Peters as Rector in 1741, no doubt aware of the importance of keeping 
the Church independent of the office-holding cotoie, with which 
Peters was allied. Haselld. in Phila. June 13, 1751, and was buried 
in Christ Church ground. His will, making provision for his wife 
during her life, gave his property to his seven children, his son 
Samuel taking a double share. At the partition in 1756, the real 
estate exclusive of the widow's share was appraised at 3289^. 10«., the 
messuage, store, and wharf, with a front of 50 ft. on Water Street, 
being allotted to Samuel at 1475/. 

The Councillor m. about 1718 Anne, only dau. of Samuel Bulkley 
by his w. Anne Jones. The parents were Friends, and, Samuel Bulk- 
ley dying when his daughter was quite young, the motiicr became the 
2nd w. of Joseph Growdon, an early Councillor (see Growdon). 
Anne, the wife of Samuel Hasell, was b. in Phila., d. Sep. 6, 1758 
Issue : 

Anne, m. James Benezet, see below, 

Elizabeth, b. May 12, 1720, bapt. Xt. Ch., m. Alex. Hus- 
ton, see p. 212, 
Thomas, b. Nov. 26, 1726, bapt. Xt. Ch., bu. Xt. Ch. Dec. 

15, 1726, 
Jane, b. Nov. 26, 1726, bapt. Xt. Ch., d. s. p. unm. bu. Xt. 

Ch. Mch. 17, 1757, 
Hannah, bapt. Xt. Ch. Jany. 26, 1727-8, d. Sep. 13, 1760, 

m. Amos Strettell, see Strettell, 
Mary, bapt. Xt. Ch. Oct. 8, 1730, bu. Xt. Ch. Oct. 6, 1731, 
Mary, b. Oct. 29, 1731, bapt. Xt. Ch., bu. Xt. Ch. June 9, 1732, 
Sarah, bapt. Xt. Ch. Nov. 1, 1733, bu. Xt. Ch. Nov. 4, 
1772, m. Xt. Ch. Aug. 9, 1766 John Gill, 
Issue (surname Gill) : 

Ann, b. June 24, 1767, d. s. p., 
Elizabeth, b. Apr. 23, 1769, d. s. p., 
Hannah, b. Nov. 9, 1770, d. s. p., 
Samuel, bapt. Xt. Ch. Nov. 14, 1734, was a merchant in 
Phila., d. s. p. unm. and intestate, bu. Xt. Ch. June 25, 

Thomasine, bapt. Xt. Ch. Dec. 10, 1736, d. s. p. unm. bu. 

Xt. Ch. May 5, 1765. 

Anne Hasell, dau. of the Councillor, d. after Aug. 14, 1809, ra. 
Xt. Ch. June 5, 1747, James Benezet, eldest son of John Stephen 


210 Hasell — Benezet branch. 

Benezet, by his w. Judith. James Benezet settled in Bensalem Town- 
ship, Bucks Co. During the Revolution he espoused the Patriot 
cause, was made a County Justice by the Constitutional Convention 
of 1776, and in April, 1777, was appointed Prothonotary and Clerk 
of the Orphans' Court of Bucks Co. He d. May 16, 1794. 
Issue of James and Axne Bexezet : 

Samuel, m. Catherine Severne, see below, 
John Stephen, d. unm. in lifetime of his father, 
Anne, b. July 5, 1751, d. unm., about 1828, 
Jane, b. Dec. 9, 1752, d. unm. March — , 1838, 
James, b. Sept. 23, 1754, bu. Xt. Ch. Nov. 20, 1760, 
Susan, d. y. bu. Xt. Ch. June 24, 1758. 

Samuel Benezet, sou of James and Anne Benezet, as above, was 
Major in the Revolutionary Army, and afterwards became Prothono- 
tary of Bucks Co., d. May 4, 1805, m. Catherine Severne. 
Issue (surname Benezet) : 

Anne, d. unm. at age of 19, 

Elizabeth, d. unm. 1845, 

James, d. aged 16, 

Hasell, d. unm. July 22, 1813, 

Susan, m. James Beers, see below, 

Samuel, grad. M. D. (U. of P. 1808), d. s. p. Dec. 24, 1812, 

John Stephen, m. Sarah Rodman, see next page, 

Anthony, ra. Hannah G. Vandegrift, see next page, 

Daniel, b. about 1792, d. unm. March 4, 1817, 

Anne Hasell, d. unm. Dec. 17, 1839, 

Jane, of Phila., d. unm. 1871. 

Susan Benezet, dau. of Samuel and Catherine Benezet, as above, 
bu. St. Mary's, Burlington, Dec. 5, 1813, m. July 24, 1810 James 
Beers, who was bu. St. Mary's, Burlington, Oct. 24, 1813. 
Issue (surname Beees) : 
Samuel, d. unm., 
James Benezet, bapt. Sep. 19, 1815, of the Phila. bar, was 

in the Assembly of Penna., d. 1854, m. Amelia , 

Issue (surname Beers) : 
James B., b. 1851, 
Susan, bapt. Sep. 19, 1815, m. James Kelly, 
Issue (surname Kelly) : 

Hasell — Benezet branch. 211 

Samuel P., in California, m. Rachel De Cou, whod. 1878, 
Issue (surname Kelly) : 

John Stephen Benezet, son of Samuel and Catherine Benezet, 
see preceding page, resided in Phila., d. 1869, m. Apl. 10, 1817 
Sarah Rodman of Bucks Co. 
Issue (surname Benezet) : 
Sarah Rodman, unm., 

Catherine, m. Aug. 15, 1843 William G. Porter of Phila., 
who d. Nov. — , 1877, 
Issue (surname Porter) : 
Mary, d. unm., 
William G., of Phila., M. D., m. Apr., 1880 Susan 

Sarah B., 
Catherine B., 
Lewis Rodman, 
Helen B., 
Rodman, d. y., 
Samuel, b. Mch. 3, 1821, of North Carolina, d, s. p. Feb., 

Mary, d. y. July 15, 1824, 
John F., 

Helen, m. Robert Ormsby Sweeny of St. Paul, Minn., 
Issue (surname Sweeny) : 
Robert Ormsby. 

Anthony Benezet, son of Samuel and Catherine Benezet, p. 210, 

was a surgeon in U. S. Army in the War of 1812, grad. M. D. (U. of 

P. 1815), m. Hannah Gordon Vandegrift. 

Issue (surname Benezet) : 

Antoinette, d. Apr. 4, 1877, m. William^ Bache, now of 

Phila., son of Louis Bache, gr'dson of Benjamin Franklin, 

Issue (surname Bache) : 

Louis Anthony, b. Sep. 23, 1842, 

Margaret, b. Nov. 20, 1847, d. Dec. 3, 1847, 

Elizabeth Simmons, b. Nov. 25, 1848, m. Thomas B. 


Issue (surname Patterson) : 
Harry Wallace, 

212 Hasell — Benezet branch. 

Benjamin Franklin, b. Dec. 30, 1852, 
Margaret Antoinette, b. Jany. 15, 1855, 
Walter Livingston, b. July 28, 1857, 
Mary, b. Mch. 11, 1865, 
Maegaeet H. G., m. William W. Juvenal, grad. A. B. (U^ 
of P.), of the Phila. bar, d. Jany. 9, 1877, 
Issue (surname Juvenal) : 
Jacob Benezet, 

Theodore Cuyler, of Phila., m. Annie Benners, 
William Anthony, 
Samuel Allen. 

Elizabeth Hasell, b. May 12, 1720, dau. of the Councillor, bu. 
Aug. 4, 1784, m. Xt. Ch. Sept. 19, 1745 Alexander Huston of Phila., 

Issue of Alexandee and Elizabeth Huston : 

EoBEET, bapt. Aug. 9, 1746, bu. Xt. Ch. May 19, 1751, 
Samuel, bu. Xt. Ch. Jan. 2, 1749-50, 
Ann, m. John Taylor, see below, 
Elizabeth, m. John Pringle, see p. 215, 
Alexandee, d. s. p. killed at the Battle of Brandywine, 
Hannah, m. Aug. 18, 1786 Patrick Moore of Phila., mer- 
chant, partner of Blair McClenaclian, — their only child 
lived but a year, — 
Maegaeet, m. Thomas Gordon, see p. 216, 
Saeah, b. Mch. 14, 1764, m. Chalkley James, see p. 216, 
John Hasell, m. Martha McClenachan, see p. 218. 

Ann Huston, dau. of Alexander and Elizabeth Huston, as above,. 
d. before Aug. 14, 1809, m. June 4, 1772 John Taylor of Phila., 

Issue of John and Ann Tayloe : 
Elizabeth, d. y., 
Ann, d. unm., 
Elizabeth, d. unm., 
Rebecca, m. Charles Francis William, Baron von Bonnhorst, 

see next page, 
Feances, b. Feb. 8, 1781, m. John Strawbridge, see p. 213, 
John Robeet, d. y., 
Juliana, b. Apl. 20, 1786, m. 1st Presbyt. by Rev. Dr. Wil- 

Hasell — Taylor branch. 213 

son June 10, 1809 John Jacob Vanderkemp of Pbila., 

Issue (surname Vanderkemp) : 
Francis Adrian, b. Phila. 1810, grad. U. of P. 1829, 
d. Hedionda, Mexico, 1832, 
Thomas Huston, b. Jan. 12, 1788, m. Frances Budden, see 

p. 215, 
Robert Alexander, d. y. 

Rebecxja Taylor, dau. of John and Ann Taylor, p. 212, d. Oct. 25, 
1816, m. 1st Presbyt. Dec. 8, 1808 Charles Francis William, Baron 
Yon Bonnhorst, from Hesse-Cassel, who had been some years a resi- 
dent of Phila. He afterwards removed to Pittsburgh, and was a mer- 
chant of that city. He d. of paralysis Feby. 23, 1844. 
Issue (surname von Bonnhorst) : 

Charles Gustavus, b. June 13, 1812, d. y. Feb. 20, 1826, 
Sidney Francis, b. Sep. 17, 1814, some time Postmaster of 
Pittsburgh, now Sec. & Treas. of Safe Dep. Co. Pittsburgh, 
m. Nov. 24, 1836 Mary Ann Murphy, dau. of Andrew Mur- 
phy by his w. Mary Seymour nee Mead. 
Issue (surname von Bonnhorst) : 
Mary Rebecca, b. Sep. 13, 1837, 
^ Charles Andrew, b. Feb. 23, 1839, of Pittsburgh, m. 
Nov. 3, 1864 Kate Dittridge, 

Issue (surname von Bonnhorst) : 
Lizzie Louise, b. Aug, 1, 1865, 
Elizabeth Taylor, b. Dec. 30, 1840, d. unm. June 4, 

Catharine Okely, b. Feb. 22, 1843, m. Apr. 25, 1872 

Samuel Baldwin Davis, 
Sidney Francis, b. Aug. 9, 1845, d. s. p. Aug. 11, 1864, 
George Murphy, b. Oct. 26, 1847, 
Bertha Seymour, b. Aug. 26, 1850, 
William Eberhart, b. Nov. 2, 1852, 
Nicholas Grattan, b. Nov. 6, 1855, 
Maria Caroline, b. Apr. 6, 1857, 
Frederick Alexander, b. Nov. 14, 1815, d. y. Apr. 19, 

Frances Taylor, b. Feb. 8, 1781, dau. of John and Ann Tay- 

214 Hasell — Strawhridge branch. 

lor, p. 212, d. Apl. 18, 1836, m. Apl. 14, 1810 John Strawbridge of 
89 So. 3rd St., Phila., Merchant, b. Apl. 25, 1780, d. Apl. 4, 1858. 
His country seat was " Sidney," now Monument Cemetery. 
Issue (surname Strawbeidge) : 

Ann Taylor, b. Apr. 6, 1811, m. Oct. 15, 1836 Peter 
Browne of Phila., son of John Coates Browne, 
Issue (surname Browne) : 

John Coates, b. Feb. 18, 1838, of Phila., m. May 31, 
1859 Alice E., dau. of Rev. Henry J. Morton, D. D., 
Rector of St. James, Phila., 

Issue (surname Browne) : 

Helen Morton, b. Feb. 16, 1860, d. y. Jany. 10, 1861, 
Alice, b. June 2, 1861, d. y. June 2, 1861, 
Henry Morton, b. July 29, 1862, d. y. July 29, 1862, 
Caspar Morris, b. Aug. 7, 1864, d. y. Aug. 9, 1864, 
Annie Kent, b. Aug. 9, 1868, d. y. Aug. 9, 1868, 
Edith Lloyd, b. Apr. 3, 1873, 
Fannie Strawbridge, b. Aug. 15, 1839, d. y. Jany. 3, 

John Taylor, b. Dec. 11, 1812, d. y. drowned July 16, 

George, b. Xov. 18, 1814, of Phila., d. Sep. 28, 1862, m. 
Jane V. West, 

Issue (surname Strawbridge) : 
John, d. y., 

George, grad. A. B. and M. D. (U. of P.), Clin. Prof, 
of Diseases of the Ear in U. of P., m. Alice, dau. of 
Hon. John Welsh, LL. D., U. S. Minister to Eng- 
land, and has issue, 
Annie West, unm., 
Frances Rebecca, b. Dec. 14, 1816, d. s. p., m. Sep. 21^ 
1866 Cephas G. Childs of Phila., publisher of The Commer- 
cial List, 
Thomas, b. Dec. 20, 1818, d. s. p. Sep. 11, 1840, 
Julia Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1818, m. Apr. 20, 1843 
Samuel Borden, son of Josiah Borden by his w. Mary Rob- 

Issue (surname Borden) : 

Francis Strawbridge, b. Mch. 3, 1844, of Phila., m. 
Apr. 17, 1869 Eugenia, dau. of Samuel and Con- 

stantia Reeve, 

Issue (surname Borden) : 

Francis Keeve, b. Feb. 16, 1870, d. y. Sep. 16, 1876, 
Julia Strawbridge, b. July 9, 1878, 

Hasell — Strcmhridge branch. 215 

Helen, b. Aug. 1, 1847, m. Oct. 21, 18G9 William 

Henry Loyd of Phila., banker, 

Issue (surname Loyd) : 
William Henrv/b. Aug. 14, 1870, 
Jolin StrawbridKe, b. Mch. 26, 1872, 

Henry, b. June 10, 1850, of Phila., m. Nov. 8, 1876 
Ada C, dau. of Casper H. and Jane T. Duliring, 

Issue (surname Borden) : 
Caroline, b. Nov. 15, 1877, 

Elizabeth Jane, b. Jany. 29, 1821, ra. Mch. 11, 1845 John 
Wyckoff Gibbs, of Phila., d. Chestnut Hill, Phila., May 
18, 1878, 

Issue (surname Gibbs) : 

Josiah Willard, b. Mch. 7, 1846, in P. R. R. Co.'s 

Fanny Strawbridge, b. Nov. 26, 1848, 
Elizabeth Strawbridge, b. Nov. 8, 1851, 
John Strawbridge, b. Aug. 6, 1855, in P. R. R. Co.'s 

Henry, b. Nov. 2, 1860, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 
James Yanderkemp, b. Dec. 9, 1823, d. y. Jany 2, 1836. 

Thomas Huston Taylor, b. Jan. 12, 1788, .sou of John and Ann 
Taylor, p. 213, m. Frances Budden. 
Issue (surname Taylor) : 
Elizabeth, of Galveston, Texas, unm., 
John, of Galveston, Texas, unm. 

Elizabeth Huston, dau. of Alexander and Elizabeth Huston, p. 
212, d. 1834, m. Oct. 26, 1780 John Pringle of Phila., merchant, b. in 
Ireland, d. Phila. May 8, 1792. 

Issue of John and Elizabeth Pringle : 

Ann, b. Sept. 30, 178 J, d. s. p., 

Henry, b. Jan. 13, 1783, d. s. p., 

John, b. Oct. 9, 1784, d. s. p., 

Elizabeth H., b. June 22, 1786, m. William Jones, see below, 

Mary, b. May 25, 1788, d. s. p., 

William, b. Feb. 23, 1790, d. s. p. 

Elizabeth Hasell Pringle, b. June 22, 1786, dau. of John 
and Elizabeth Pringle, as above, d., m. Phila. July 10, 1811 William 

216 Hasell — Jones branch. 

Issue (surname Jones) : 

John Pkingle, b. Bucks Co. 1812 (see Leg. Int. 1874), grad. 
A. B. (Prince.), studied law under Chas. Chauncey of 
Phila., was admitted to the Phila. bar in 1834, in 1839 was 
appointed a prosecuting attorney for Berks Co., and in 1847 
President Judge of the district comprising Berks, Lehigh, 
and Northampton, was author of two vols, of Penna. State 
Reports, d. London Mch. 16, 1874. He m., 1st, Anna 
Muhlenberg Hiester, grddau. of Maj. Gen. Peter Muhlen- 
berg, and, 2ud, Catharine Elizabeth Hiester, grddau. of 
Joseph Hiester, Gov. of Penna., 
Issue (surname Jones) : 

J. P. Hiester, of Norristown, Pa., m. Pebecca, dau. of 

Nathan Rambo, 

Issue (surname Jones) : 
John Pringle, 
William Muhlenburg Heister. 

Margaret Huston, dau. of Alexander and Elizabeth Huston, p. 
212, d. after Aug. 14, 1809, m. Thomas Gordon, midshipman U- 

Issue (surname Gordon) : 

John Huston, m. Hannah McCrea, see below. 

John Huston Gordon, b. about 1790, last named, grad. A. B. 
and M. D. (U. of P.), was some time surgeon in U. S. Navy, after- 
wards practised at Newtown, Bucks Co., where he d. in 1850, m. 
Hannah McCrea. 

Issue (surname Gordon) : 

Thomas, grad. M. D.,of Phila., druggist, d. May 4, 1874, m. 
Joanna Whiting Bullard, 
Issue (surname Gordon) : 

Emily B., m. June 1, 1882 Leighton Hoskins, 
John Huston, d. y., 
Elizabeth Margaret, of Phila., artist, unm. 

Sarah Huston, b. Mch. 14, 1764, dau. of Alexander and Eliza- 
beth Huston, p. 212, d. after Aug. 14, 1809, m. Nov. 10, 1787 Chalkley 
James, son of Abel James of Phila., merchant, by his wife Rebecca, 
dau. of the celebrated Quaker preacher Thomas Chalkley. Chalkley 

Hasell — James branch. 217 

James was a merchant in Phila., afterwards residing in Northampton 
Co. Penna., d. after Ang. 14, 1809. 

Issue of Chalkley and Sarah James : 

Thomas Chalkley, b. July 24, 1788, m. Hannah Thomas, 

see below, 
Joseph, b. July 9, 1790, d. y. Oct. — , 1792, 
Elizabeth Hustox, b. Jany. 28, 1792, d. unm. Apr. 2, 

Rebecca, b. Jany. 13, 1795, d. y. 1798, 
Martha, b. Nov. 16, 1796, d. unm. Aug. 29, 1824, 
Susanna, b. June 5, 1798, d. y., 

Alexander Huston, b. Oct. 10, 1800, m. Rebecca S. Pit- 
man, see next page. 

Thomas Chalkley James, b. July 24, 1788, son of Chalkley 
and Sarah James, as above, d. Oct. 18, 1836, m. Mch. 11, 1812 Han- 
nah Thomas, who d. Oct. 22, 1822. 
Issue (surname James) : 
Thomas Chalkley, b. Dec. 12, 1814, d. Oct., 1881, m. 
Eliza Beatty, 

Issue (surname James) : 

Samuel Thomas, killed at Gettysburg, 
George Sousman, 

Philip, drowned at sea while young, 
John Thompson, d. y., 
Elizabeth Huston, b. Oct. 18, 1816, d. May 18, 1878, m. 
Philip Shaw, 

Issue (surname Shaw) : 
Samuel, b. Nov. 14, 1818, dec'd, m. Margaret A. Ritter, 
Issue (surname James) : 
Francis, d. y., 
John, d. y., 
Charles G., 
George Sousman, b. Dec. 6, 1820, m. Charlotte Lee, 
Issue (surname James) : 
Oliver, d. y., 
Walter Montgomery, M. D. (Homo?.), of Phila., 

218 Hasell — James branch. 

Emma, d. y., 
Anna Ophelia, d. y., 
Harry Chalkley, d. y., 
Dillwyn, d. y., 
Horace, d. y. 

Alexander Huston James, b. Oct. 10, 1800, son of Chalkley 
and Sarah James, see p. 217, is now of Burlington, N. J., m. Mch. 21, 
1838 Rebecca S. Pitman. 
Issue (surname James) : 

Sarah Huston, b. Feb. 8, 1839, m. Feb. 19, 1867 William 
H. Boyd, 

Issue (surname Boyd) : 

Elizabeth James, b. Feb. 3, 1868, 
Mary Logan, b. Feb. 2, 1870, 
Francis Chester, b. Nov. 28, 1871, 
Frederick Roat, b. Sep. 19, 1874, 
Alexander Huston, b. Aug. 26, 1876, 
Rebecca James, b. Mch. 4, 1879, 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 21, 1842, d. y. Dec. 2, 1845, 
Alexander Chalkley, b. June 13, 1847. 

John Hasell Huston, son of Alexander and Elizabeth Huston, 
see p. 212, resided in Bucks Co., m. Martha, dau. of Blair McClena- 
chau, Member of the Continental Congress. 
Issue (surname Huston) : 

Anne, b. 1793, d. unm. Mch. — , 1843, 
Mary, b. 1795, d. 1827, m.Nov. 27, 1816 Henry Toland, h. 
1785, a prominent merchant of Phila., and a Director of the 
Bank of the United States, d. Jany. 23, 1863, 
Issue (surname Toland) : 

Henry, b. Sept. 6, 1817, grad. U. of P., d. s. p. Oct. 

9, 1860, 
Mary H., b. Apl. 19, 1819, of Phila., unm., 
Blair M., b. Mch. 8, 1821, d. s. p., 
George, b. June 6, 1822, d. s. p., 
Robert, b. Jany. 1, 1824, d. y. July, 1824, 
"Washington S., b. July 13, 1825, in Canada, unm., 
Franklin, b. Apl. 8, 1827, in California, unm. 

Abraham Taylor. 

Abram. Taylor was born in England about 1703, and emigrated 
to Philadelphia from Bristol, entering into partnership in 1724 witii 
John White as " merchant adventurer." They did a large business 
for those early days: in 1741, White, wishing to return to England, 
sold his interest to Taylor for £7000 sterling. Taylor was at this 
time a member of the City Corporation, and on Dec. 29, 1741, quali- 
fied as a member of the Governor's Council, but he looked forward to 
an early departure from Philadelphia, complaining that its climate was 
ill suited to his constitution, and the place afforded " little of what is 
either entertaining or amusing." In the latter part of 1744, the office 
for the collection of the Customs being vacant by the death of Mr. 
Alexander, and Taylor having a deputation from Grosvenor Bedford, 
Esq., who was titular Collector of the Port, to supply the ]>lace in 
such a case, he assumed its duties, " rather than a friend should suffer by 
the office being depreciated and undervalued since the commencement 
of a French War." He says, "Bedford must have been a great suf- 
ferer if I had not." Taylor was elected Mayor in 1745, but declined 
to serve, and was fined 30^. He was about the most active Councillor, 
when, under Palmer's presidency, the Council acted as Governor of 
the Province ; and he was made Colonel of the regiment of Associa- 
tors for Defence formed during the latter part of 1747. He had 
bought a claim to about 20,000 acres of land, which the Projirie- 
taries instructed their Secretary not to grant. Going to England in 
1750, and intending to sell this right, he exhibited to the Proprietaries 
an elaborate argument to show that the Southern boundary of Penn- 
sylvania should not be South of Latitude 40°, and that Virginia and 
Maryland had a right to all below that line. He threatened to put 
this paper in the hands of his vendee. The Proprietaries declared 
this a dishonorable attempt to force them to allow him the land, and 
wrote to Lieut. Gov. Hamilton ordering him to strike Taylor's name 
from the list of the Council, and to supersede any commission granted 
to him. Although the letter was to be communicated to the City 

220 Taylor. 

Corporation, Taylor continued as one of its members from his return 
to Philadelphia until his final departure from the Province in 1762. 
The Pennsylvania Gazette tells us that in June of that year, " An 
elegant Entertainment was prepared in the State House by a number 
of the principal Gentlemen of this City to bid adieu and to take their 
final Farewell of Abraham Taylor Esq. late one of the Council ; an 
Alderman of the City, and Deputy Collector of Customs in this Port, 
now going to reside in England. Upwards of One Hundred Gentle- 
men attended. * * " Mr. Taylor afterwards resided in Bath, 
where hed. in 1772, will probat. Mch. 10, 1772, leaving to wife and 

He m. about 1733 Philadelphia Gordon, dau. of Patrick Gordon, 
Lieutenant-Governor of Pennsylvania from 1726 to 1735. 
Issue : 

Isabella, bapt. Xt. Ch. Dec. 29, 1733 aged 1 mo., 
John, bapt. Xt. Ch. Aug. 24, 1735 aged 2 weeks, is described 
in 1784 and 1786 as " of Bath * * Esq.," m. June, 1764 
Miss Luther — wife Rebecca living July 12, 1786. 

Joseph Turner. 

Joseph Turner, was born at Andover in Hampshire, England, 
May 2, 1701, and came to America Jany. 13, 1713-4. His parents 
were never in this country, as far as we know, but one of his sisters 
had married John Sims, who is afterwards mentioned as a merchant 
in Jamaica ; and they may have brought Turner to Pennsylvania be- 
fore they settled in the West Indies. Another sister, Mary, born in 
England in June, 1694 or 1695, was married Oct. 19, 1725, before her 
arrival here, to James Oswald, a sea captain, who for many years 
cruised between Pennsylvania and the Islands. Joseph Turner in 
1724 was also a sea captain, as appears by the notice in the American 
Weekly Mercury in May of that year, " entered inwards," at Phila- 
delphia, " Ship Lovely, Joseph Turner, from Bristol." In 1726, he 
signed the circular of the chief business men of Philadelphia agreeing 

Turner. 221 

to take the bills of credit of the Lower Counties at their face value. 
Hazard's Register names him as a member of Franklin's Junto. In 
1729, he was elected a Common Councilman of the City, and in 1741, 
an Alderman. He declined the Mayoralty in 1745, and was therefore 
fined 30/. For about fifty years Turner was in partnership with Wil- 
liam Allen (see Hamilton) in commercial business, the house of Allen cfe 
Turner for a long time prior to the Revolutionary War being the most 
important in the colony. They also engaged in the manufacture of 
iron, and owned several mines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 
The Union Iron Works in Hunterdon Co., N. J., were the most cele- 
brated, the property at the date of Turner's will amounting to 11,000 
acres. Turner's city residence at the date of his will was on the AVest 
side of Front, South of Market. In 1735, he bought Lady Ann 
Keith's country-seat at Horsham, but sold it two years later to Dr. 
Grseme. Turner had a country-seat called " Wilton Plantation " in 
the "Neck" below the city, South-East of Shackhanson and Moll 
Bore Creeks, and stretching from the line of 13th Street to the State 
Island Road. 

Turner's admission to the Provincial Council was on May 14, 1747. 
His name is on the list of the Dancing Assembly of 1748, and he was 
one of the original trustees of the College. 

He died July 25, 1783, leaving the bulk of his estate to his sister 
Mary's children : Elizabeth, wife of Chew the Councillor, Mary, who 
died unm., and Margaret, who married Frederick Smyth, Chief Jus- 
tice of New Jersey. His sister Mrs. Sims left issue, Joseph and Buck- 
ridge, both of Phila. Joseph Sims married a daughter of Alexander 
Wooddrop, and his son Joseph Sims, a merchant of Phila., married 
Miss Heath of Md. Joseph Turner's brother Peter Turner followed 
him to this country. In his will, he acknowledges Joseph's kindness 
to him on his arrival. Peter bought in 1751 some 327 acres on the 
North corner of Ridge Road and Turner's Lane, the latter taking its 
name from him. His great-granddau., Abby Ann King Turner, 
married Rev. Peter Van Pelt. 

Lawrence Growdon. 

Lawrence Growdon of Trevose in the Co. of Cornwall, gent., and 
liis son Joseph Growdon of Anstle in the Co. of Cornwall, gent., were 
among the " first purchasers," buying from William Penn before his 
first visit to Pennsylvania the goodly quantity of 5000 acres each. 
These they had located upon the Neshaminy Creek in Bucks Co. 

Joseph Growdon came to America very soon after the purchase, 
and settled upon the property, building a dwelling-house still stand- 
ing, and giving it the name of " Trevose." For many years he repre- 
sented Bucks Co. in the Assembly, and was several terms Speaker. 
He was also chosen by the freeholders to the Provincial Council when 
that body was elective ; and after the change in the Constitution was 
appointed Councillor by William Penn, but ceased to attend the 
meetings before the departure of the latter. He was some time 
a judge of the Supreme Court. (For further information as to him 
and a picture of Trevose see Mrs. Julianna R. Wood's Family 

Sketches.) He d. 9, 10, 1730. He m., 1st, Elizabeth , who 

d. 9, 4, 1699; and, 2nd, 11, 10, 1704-5 Anne Bulkley of Phila., 
widow of Samuel Bulkley. 
Issue : 

Joseph, who became Attorney-General of Pennsylvania, and 

d. s. p. May 22, 1738, 
Grace, d. s. p., m. David Lloyd, frequently mentioned in the 
course of this work as leader of the Anti-Penn party (see 
sketch of James Logan), many years Speaker of the Assem- 
bly and a member of the Provincial Council when that body 
was elective, one of the early pleaders in the courts, and 
Attorney-General and afterwards Chief Justice of the Pro- 
vince (see sketch of Andrew Hamilton), 

Ganefred, m. Hooper, of whose descendants nothing 

is known, 
Hannah, d. unm,, 
\ Elizabeth, m. 2, 18, 1705 Francis Richardson of Phila., 

■v^ Growdon. 223 

goldsmith, from whom descend Dr. Joseph G. Richardson 
and Charles Richardson, conveyancer, Mrs. Richard D. 
Wood, and others, 
Lawrence, the Councillor. 

Lawrence Growdon was born Mch. 14, 1G93-4, and by deeds of 
lease and release dated June 25 and 26, 1707, wherein he is described 
as "of the Province of Pennsylvania in America gent.," received from 
his grandfather, Lawrence Growdon "of Parish of St. Merryn, co. 
Cornwall, England," all his lordships, manors, messuages, lands, tene- 
ments, and hereditaments in Pennsylvania. He went to England, and 
in 1730, was a merchant in the City of Bristol. He became owner of 
the English estate called Trevose, settling it on his 1st wife. By his 
father's will he received only 5s., but recovered a debt from the estate, 
and by purchase at Sheriff's sale added to his grandfather's moiety 
his father's moiety of the city lots near the Delaware front appurte- 
nant to their 10,000 acres. These comprised a width of 102 ft. stretch- 
ing from Front to Fourth St., the Southermost 20 ft. being afterwards 
thrown off to open Lombard Street. Growdon was " of Philadelphia 
gent." in 1733, after which he removed to Bucks County, and during 
most of his life resided at Trevose. At Durham were the chief iron- 
works of Provincial times, owned by a company formed as early as 
1727. Iron from it was exported to England in 1731. Lawrence 
Growdon became one of the company, and finally owner of ten-six- 
teenths of the whole tract, amounting to 8511 acres. The property 
was afterwards divided, the whole being valued at £16000, and, Mrs. 
Wood says, Growdon made iron there on his own account. He repre- 
sented the County in the Assembly from 1734 to 1737, and was a 
justice of the county court. With Rev. Richard Peters, Secretary of 
the Land Office, he was appointed commissioner for running a tempo- 
rary boundary with Maryland in conjunction with Col. Levin Gale 
and Mr. Samuel Chamberlaine, the Maryland commissioners. They 
began the work Dec. 5, 1738, ascertaining from the principal inhabi- 
tants of Philadelphia what was the most Southerly point of the city, 
the King in Council having directed the line to be run fifteen miles 
and a quarter South of the latitude of Philadelphia. Waiting for a 
clear night, they took an observation, Dec. 8th, to determine the varia- 
tion of the needle from the direction of the Pole Star at the hour when 
that star on one side of the true pole and the star in the tail of the Bear 
on the other side were in the same vertical line. The variation they found 

224 Growdon. 

to be 5° 25' W. From the South point of Philadelphia they took up 
their march due West on Dec. 11th, but, having gone two miles, and 
marked the post they came to in Israel Pemberton's fence, they post- 
poned operations until the following Spring, when they continued due 
"West thirty miles from the South point, so as to project a Southerly 
line clear of the great waters of the Brandy wine and Christiana, and 
then measured on this line along the surface of the earth, allowing 
twenty-five perches per mile for the altitudes of the hills, fifteen miles 
and a quarter to get the correct starting-point . From thence they ran 
the boundary to the Susquehannah, and fixed a starting-point on the 
West bank of that river, when, Col. Gale's son having died, and his 
daughter being ill, he returned home, and Mr. Charaberlaine declined 
to go on without him. Lieut. Gov. Thomas having commissioned the 
representatives of Pennsylvania to proceed ex parte if anything pre- 
vented the Marylanders from acting, they accordingly carried the line 
to the top of the Kittatinny Hills, the boundary of the land purchased 
of the Indians. They made their report May 28, 1739 (see Penna. 
Archives, Vol. I). Growdon was called to the Governor's Council 
May 13, 1747. He sat, as second Justice, in the Supreme Court of 
the Province for twelve years, joining in some of the early decisions 
reported in 1 Dallas. At the time of his death, besides being a county 
judge, he held the positions, which would now be thought inconsistent 
with his judicial dignity, of Prothonotary of the Court of Common 
Pleas, Clerk of the Orphans' Court, and Recorder of Deeds for Bucks 
Co. He d. Apr. 1, 1770. He left a large estate, as we may calculate 
from the appraisement of Mrs. Galloway's portion by order of the 
Supreme Court in 1779, as follows : lands in Durham township, valued 
at 28461^. 13s. M. or yearly rental 407/. 15s. M.; the lands in Ben- 
salem known as " Belmont '' 574 a., worth 20,090/. ; " Trevose " 444 a., 
worth 19,092/. ; " Richlieu" 407 a., worth 16280/. ; " Kings" 297 a., 
worth 10395/. ; an upper lot on the Delaware of 160 a., worth 8000/. ; 
an unimproved tract of 508 a. in Richland township, worth 10160/.; 
and an undivided moiety of a house on Arch Street in Phila., worth 
1000/. — total value 113,478/. 13s. M. Pa. money, or yearly rental 
1323/. 15s. 9(/. He m., 1st, Jany. 20, 1724 Elizabeth Nicholls ; and, 
2nd, Sarah Biles, dau. of William Biles, Speaker of the Assembly in 
1724, by his w. Sarah, sister of Chief Justice Jeremiah Langhorue. 
Issue — all by 1st wife : 

Elizabeth, m. Thomas Nickleson, see next page, 
Hannah, who, it is said, married and died at the birth of her 

Groiodon. 225 

only child, the issue also dying, ])efore death of the Coun- 
cillor's first wife, 
Grace, m. Joseph Galloway, see p. 226. 

Elizabeth Growdon, dau. of the Councillor, d. before her hus- 
band, m. Jany. 22, 1748 Thomas Nickleson of the town of Poole, Eng- 
land, merchant, who with his wife joined Galloway and wife in making 
partition in 1773, and who d. before Jany. 18, 1793. 
Issue (surname Nickleson) : 

Elizabeth, m. John Jeffery, see below, 

Hannah, m., 1st, Isaac Stann, and, 2nd, Joseph Metford, see 

Ann, m. Ellis Button Metford, see below. 

Elizabeth Nickleson, grddau. of the Councillor, d. before her 
husband, m. John Jeffery, merchant. Member of Parliament for Poole, 
elected 1796, 1802, and 1806. 
Issue (surname Jeffery) : 

Thomas Nickleson, was party to partition proceedings in 

Phila., Dec. Term, 1847, 
Elizabeth Nickleson, d. before partition, m. Gent. Mag. 
Mch. 12, 1799 William Collins, Esq., 
Issue (surname Collins) : 

Frederick Jeffery, party to partition, 
Mary, party to partition, then unm., 
John, party to partition, 
Louisa, party to partition, then unm., 
Julia, party to partition, then unm., 
Anne, party to partition, then unm., 

Frances G., party to partition, m. Rev. Matthew Place, who 
d. before part, proceedings. 

Hannah Nickleson, grddau. of the Councillor, as above, d. be- 
fore partition proceedings, m., 1st, in or before 1783 Isaac Stann, and, 
2nd, before Jany. 18, 1793 Joseph Metford. 
Issue (surname Metford) : 

Harriet Nickleson, party to partition, then unm., 
Ellis B., d. s. p. 

Ann Nickleson, grddau. of the Councillor, d. in 1820, m. before 


226 Growdon — Nickleson branch. 

Jany. 30, 1783 Ellis Buttou Metford of Flook House, Taunton, who 
d. 1820. 

Issue (surname Metford) : 
William, party to partition. 

Hannah Nickleson, d. s. p. 1837, ra. Col. Watson, 
Elizabeth, d. before partition, m. Thomas Mallet Charter, 
who d. 1838, 

Issue (surname Charter) : 

Agnes A., party to partition, then unm., 
Louisa A., party to partition, then unm. 

Grace Growdon, dau. of the Councillor, remained in Pennsyl- 
vania after the British evacuation of Philadelphia to avoid the confis- 
cation of her property. The Supreme Court of Penna. afterwards de- 
cided that her husband's attainder vested no claim to her real estate in 
the Commonwealth, and only freed from his tenancy by the curtesy 
what she died seized of (1 Binn. 1) ; so it passed by her will. She d. 
Feb. 6, 1782 (1 Binn. 1). She m. Oct. 18, 1753 Joseph Galloway. 
He was the son of Peter Galloway of Maryland, by his w. Elizabeth, 
dau. of John Rigbie, and was born near West River, Anne Arundel 
Co., Md., about the year 1729. He studied law, and practised chiefly 
in Philadelphia, his name first appearing on the docket of the Supreme 
Court of Pennsylvania in 1750. 

He became a member of the Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1757, and 
from that time until the Revolution M-as in almost continuous service. 
He took a leading part in the struggle with the Proprietary party, 
and was manager of the prosecution before the House of Messrs. 
Smith and Moore for libel, and was upon the committee which in 
March, 1764, drafted the twenty six resolutions on the state of the 
province concluding with the opinion that the sole executive powers of 
government being in the hands of the Proprietaries would in time, 
with the extensive influence arising from their vast and daily increas- 
ing estate, render them absolute and as dangerous to the prerogatives 
of the Crown as to the liberties of the people, and the powers of gov- 
ernment ought to be separated from the power attending that immense 
property, and lodged, where only they could be properly and safely 
lodged, in the hands of the King. After adopting these resolutions, 
the Assembly adjourned to consult the people whether an address 
should be sent to His Majesty praying him to take the colony under 
his immediate government. The Assembly re-convened on May 14th. 

Growdon — Josejjh Galloicay. 227 

Petitions in favor of the change of government had been signed by 
3,500 persons, and the Society of Friends sent an address to that pur- 
port into the House, On the question of adopting the petition to be 
transmitted to the King with the address of the Society of Friends, a 
great debate arose. The Assembly sat with closed doors, and nothing 
but the motions and yeas and nays appear in the reports of the pro- 
ceedings; but John Dickinson afterwards published his speech against 
the change of government, and Galloway, who answered him, j)ut in 
press a speech which Dickinson said he never delivered, lie that as 
it may, and Galloway acknowledged to have somewhat re-written what 
he actually said, the speech in print shows great ability. Dickinson 
had said that the project was ill-timed, when the colony was so much 
under displeasure at Court. Galloway replied that he had not '' the 
vanity to hope that if we cannot now succeed in removing the preju- 
dices occasioned by Proprietary Misrepresentations we shall ever see 
the Day while the Powers of Government are united with immense 
property that Proprietary Influence or Ministerial Prejudice against 
us will cease. But I must fear a little time will shew us in the 
ridiculous Light that Horace shews his Clown * who meeting a River 
in his Road sat down on the Bank to wait till the Stream should pass 


* Rnsticus exspectat diim defluat amnis : at ille 
' Labitur ; et labetur in omne volubilis sevum.' " 

The contest between Dickinson and Galloway did not end with the 
original pamphlets, Dickinson publishing a fierce invective against 
Galloway, charging him with extortion and various dishonorable 
means to enrich himself in his professional and political career. At 
the election in October following, Galloway was defeated. Subse- 
quently, in 1765, Galloway was returned to the Assembly, and in 1766 
was elected Speaker, and held that position, being nearly always 
unanimously re-elected, until 1774. 

From the first he had little sympathy with the Revolution, although 
he had a property-holder's dislike of taxation, and the thought may 
have entered his mind that if the outcome of the contention should be 
the admission of delegates from the Colonies into the British Parlia- 
ment, he might have a career in that distinguished body. He could 
count on the same power which made him Speaker of the Assembly to 
send him there by popular vote. But representation in Parliament was 
never asked for by the American Whigs. According to Galloway's 
statement to the Committee of the House of Commons, he saw nothing 

228 Growdon — Joseph Galloway. 

tyrannical in the Boston Port Bill. What grievances the Colonies 
had, he was willing for a Congress of their chief men to talk over : 
as one of the Committee of Correspondence of the Assembly of Penn- 
sylvania, he wrote in support of such a plan ; he said the Assemblies 
were the proper bodies to name these repi-esentatives ; and he agreed 
as Speaker to call a session of his House. The more pronounced ad- 
vocates of America's cause soon became suspicious of him. Accord- 
ingly, when the invitation to Pennsylvania to unite in a Continental 
Congress was about to be laid before the Assembly, the wire-pullers 
among the Whigs bent their energies to turn public opinion so strongly 
in favor of union with the other Colonies that the Assembly must 
comply. They arranged for a Convention of county committees, 
which, meeting just before the House, framed a long paper of " in- 
structions," and in a body presented it at the sitting. The personnel 
of the House was not distinguished. Only a few attained any promi- 
nence in the aifairs of Pennsylvania before or since, and John Young, 
gr'dson of Graeme the Councillor, writes : " our Honorable House 
made but a scurvy appearance the day the memorial was presented to 
them by the Committees, it was enough to make one sweat to see a 
parcel of Countrymen sitting with their hats on, great coarse cloth 
coats, leather breeches and woolen stockings in the month of July ; 
there was not a speech made the whole time, whether their silence 
proceeded from their modesty or from their inability to speak I know 
not." Over these men, Galloway, with his wealth, education, and 
political prestige, and with some claim on their gratitude as their 
advocate against the Proprietaries, was both Speaker and presiding 
genius. A few were under the control of Chief Justice Allen (see 
Hamilton), member from Cumberland. His loyalty to the King could 
be depended on, although he had not the Quakers' scruples against 
taking up arms against the Ministry. Both Allen and Galloway being^ 
favorable to a General Congress, it was carried unanimously in the 
Assembly of Pennsylvania to send delegates. But in the choice of 
delegates, we see the influence of Galloway. Instead of accepting 
Dickinson and Wilson, whom the Convention favored, the Assembly 
decided to send from their own number, and put Galloway at the head 
of the delegation. Galloway then wrote the instructions for himself 
and colleagues. He tells this to the Committee of the House of Com- 
mons, as also how he was at first unwilling to serve, but consented to 
do so if the instructions were to his mind. As the Congress assem- 
bled, Gallow^ay did the honors. He offered them the State House, 

Growdon — Joseph GaUoivay. 229 

but they decided to meet iu the Carpenters' Hall. Bancroft narrates 
bis conduct in Congress, beginning with the statement tliat he "acted 
as a vokmteer spy for the British government." He certainly went 
into the Congress to exert a control over it. " To the delegates from 
other colonies as they arrived, he insinuated that 'commissioners with 
full power should repair to the British Court, after tiie example of the 
Roman, Grecian, and Macedonian colonies on occasions of the like 
nature.' His colleagues spurned the thought of sending envoys to 
dangle at the heels of a minister, and undergo the scorn of Parlia- 
ment." We are told that it was in secret concert with the Governor 
of New Jersey and Lieut. Gov. Colden of New York that he proposed 
in Congress a government for America to consist of a President-General 
appointed by the King, and holding office during his pleasure, and a 
Grand Council chosen once in three years by the Assemblies of the 
various Colonies. This celebrated Scheme is given in full iu the 
American Archives, Fourth Series, although Congress afterwards ex- 
punged it from the minutes. The number of members of the Grand 
Council was left blank, but the design was to proportion it to the 
population. The Council was to meet annually ; the British Parlia- 
ment was to have the power of revising its acts ; and it was to have a 
negative upon British statutes relating to the Colonies. The idea was 
a British and American legislature for regulating the general affairs of 
America. The President-General was to execute the decrees of the 
Grand Council. He also had the power of vetoing them. This 
arrangement for arbitration between America and the Motiier Coun- 
try, which has no little resemblance to the Constitution of the United 
States adopted thirteen years later, differing from it in leaving the 
choice of the President and the second branch of the legislature to the 
King and British nation, whom Galloway looked upon as the source 
of power, instead of to the people of the United States, whom the 
fraraers of the Constitution recognized as sovereign, was the best possi- 
ble suggestion from those who with sincerity professed the desire to 
remain under the King's government. "I am as much a friend to 
liberty as exists," said Galloway in presenting it, " and no man shall 
go further in point of fortune or in point of blood than the man who 
now addresses you." The plan was favored by John Jay and James 
Duane of New York and by Edward Rutledge of South Carolina. It 
was rejected, says Charles Francis Adams in notes to John Adams's 
Writings, by the close vote of six colonies against five ; says Bancroft, 
no colony but perhaps New York favored it. " With this defeat," 

230 Growdon — Joseph Galloway. 

says Bancroft, "Gralloway lost his mischievous importance." Oq 
October 8th, Congress passed a resolution approving of the opposition 
made by the people of Massachusetts to the Act of Parliament altering 
the government of that colony, adding that " if the same shall be at- 
tempted to be carried into execution by force, all America ought to 
support them iu opposition." Galloway thought this resolution 
treasonable. Duane and he asked to be allowed to enter their protest, 
but Congress refused, and they privately took each other's certificate 
that they had opposed it. Galloway then proposed to Duane to leave 
Congress ; but, on consulting with his friends as to his personal safety 
if he did so, Galloway was advised to remain. He was re-elected to 
the Assembly in the Fall of 1774, but changes favorable to the ad- 
vanced Whigs had been made in the membership of the House. He 
did not attend its meetings until after the report of the proceedings of 
Congress had been made by his colleagues, and the Assembly had 
voted upon them, approving them unanimously. On Dec. 15th, the 
Assembly unanimously chose delegates for the Congress to meet the 
next May, sending back the old set, including Galloway, only omitting 
Samuel Rhoads, who was unable to serve, having become Mayor of 
the City. In the early part of the next year, Galloway published " A 
Candid Examination of the Mutual Claims of Great Britain and the 
Colonies: with a Plan of Accommodation on Constitutional Princi- 
ples," printed by James Rivington in New York. The preface to its 
reprint iu London in 1780 says that in several provinces it was burnt 
by the common executioner. It was a defence of his Scheme of 

Galloway declined to serve any longer iu Congress, and was not 
chosen in 1775 to the Assembly. He retired to his seat in Bucks 
County, where, the notes to his Examination say, " he was in the 
utmost danger from mobs raised by Mr. Adams to hang him at his 
own door. * * Soon after, the Congress being desirous to gain him 
over to their measures, and hoping that this danger might induce him 
to change his conduct. Dr. Franklin came up to him in Bucks, and 
earnestly solicited he would join in their measures, but he refused." 
In December, 1776, he made his way to the headquarters of Gen. 
Howe, the British commander, and was with him in his advance 
through New Jersey. He applied for a pardon in accordance with the 
General's proclamation of November 30, offering amnesty to all who 
had opposed the King's authority who should within 60 days subscribe 
to a declaration that they would not take up arms : but the British offi- 

Growdon — Joseph Galloway. 231 

cers told Galloway that his coudiict required no pardon. At New 
York, he served the army well in procuring intelligence as to the state 
of the country. When the capture of Pluladelphia by means of an 
expedition to the head of the Chesapeake was planned, he advised that 
the fleet proceed up Delaware Bay, which would make the trip from 
New York so much shorter, and on its shores recruit the Tories of the 
Lower Counties. But his arguments had no effect. It was decided 
to transport the troops to the head of the Chesapeake. Altiiough his 
views were not adopted, he accompanied the expedition. After Phila- 
delphia was taken, he was appointed Superintendent of the Police of 
the City and Suburbs, of the Port, and of the Prohibited Articles. 
Thus he was for about five months of the British occupation the head 
of the civil government, and he was consulted on tiie business of almost 
all the departments of the army. Offering to raise a regiment of Pro- 
vincial light horse, he obtained authority to raise a small troop. He 
found the recruits, and properly disciplined tiiem. He also gathered 
a company of Bucks Co. refugees, who served without pay ; and with 
these two bodies, he carried on various small military enterprises 
against the Americans. At the evacuation of Philadelphia, he went 
with the British, and, in October following, he left America, never to 
return. In England, in June, 1779, he was examined before a com- 
mittee of the House of Commons on the state of affairs in America 
and the conduct of the War, and his testimony, which has been pub- 
lished, shows the greatest blundering on the part of Sir William 
Howe, the commander of the British array. He also printed three 
Letters to a Nobleman on the Conduct of the War in the Middle 
Colonies to prove (in opposition to what had been set up in Howe's 
defence), 1st, that the country was not impracticable for military ope- 
rations; 2ndly, the inhabitants were not generally desirous of inde- 
pendence ; 3rdly, the whole failure to conquer these colonies was owing 
to the incompetency of the Commander-in-Chief, who had 40,874 
foot and cavalry, well-appointed, veteran troops, while the Ameri- 
can force did not amount to 18,000, including militia, "neglected 
in their health, clothing, and pay." Galloway also attacked Gen. 
Howe's brother, the Admiral, for neglect of duty in his branch of tiie 
service in a pamphlet entitled " A Letter to the Rt. Hon. Lord Vis- 
count H e on his Naval Conduct in the American War," London, 

1779. He also published "Historical and Political Reflections on the 
American Rebellion," London, 1780. 

By act of Mch. 6, 1778, the Assembly of Pennsylvania attainted 

232 Growdon — Joseph Galloway. 

Galloway of high treason unless he sho uld appear by a certain time 
and stand trial, and provided for the sale of his estates, worth, accord- 
ing to his testimony before the Parliamentary committee, at least 
£40,000 stg. His house on the S. E. cor. of Sixth and High Street 
in Philadelphia was appropriated by the State of Pennsylvania as a 
residence for the President of the Supreme Executive Council, but 
was afterwards sold to Robert Morris. 

In the latter years of his life, Galloway was a student of the Book 
of Revelation, finding in it a portrayal of the times in which he was 
living. In the course of the seven years preceding their publication, 
he wrote " Brief Commentaries upon such parts of the Revelation and 
Other Prophecies as immediately refer to the Present Times : in which 
the several Allegorical Types and Expressions of those Propliecies are 
translated into their Literal Meanings," published in 1802, a work of 
great ingenuity, originality, and ability, noteworthy also as a depart- 
ture from the ordinary run of Protestant commentaries, which have 
seen nothing in the Apocalypse but a promise of destruction to the 
Pope. Galloway's book is an interesting history of the Christian 
Church from a Protestant point of view worked out by paraphrasing 
the whole Revelation. The growth and triumph of Christianity, 
Galloway would explain, appeared to St. John at the opening of the 
seven seals, and the irruption of the barbarians, with the sounding of 
the first four trumpets. Then followed Mohammed — "andtoiiim 
was given the key of the bottomless pit" — and the breaking forth of 
the Saracens, and after that the reign of the Ottomans. Synchronous 
with the last is the history of the Western Church contained in the 
"little book" which the angel which stood upon the sea and the earth 
held in his hand, and this history is given in the Eleventh Chapter of 
the Revelation. The Holy City, or the Church, was to be trodden 
under foot by the "Gentiles," which Galloway would translate " the 
Mohammedans and Paj)ists," for " forty and two months," i. e. 1260 
days, or years. Galloway explains the two witnesses who were to 
prophesy in sackcloth 1260 days to be the Old and New Testaments. 
"The beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit (the Revulutitm- 
ary power in France) shall make war against them " * * " ai)d 
their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city (Paris) * * 
three days and an half (the three and a half years from the banish- 
ment of the clergy from France in September, 1792, until the decree 
for tolerating religion in March, 1796)." After this, there was to be 
a purification of the Church, and, while it was being accomplished, 

Growdon — Joseph Galloway. 233 

there should occur anotlier bloody revolution in France (whicii Gallo- 
v/ay, had he lived, would have seen in 1871). In the r2th Ciiapter, 
St. John describes the Church in triumph in the Fourth Century, and 
the appearance of Papal Rome, whose superstition drew the bishops 
of the Western Church, or "the third part of the stars of heaven." 
The " war in heaven " was the Reformation ; after which Satan was 
"cast out into the earth", or to France. The beast which rose up out 
of the sea, in Chapter 13, was Papal Rome. The two horns of the 
beast which came up out of the earth were the two Committees of 
Safety, which had the executive power in France. This beast exer- 
cised all the crafts of its enemy the Pope, and caused the people to 
worship the spirit of heathen Rome, and to make "an image to the 
beast" — the personation of Reason by the woman of Momoro — and "to 
receive a mark" — the cockade — " in their right hand or in their fore- 
heads." The number of the beast, which is "the number of a man," 
is 666 — DCLXVI, which Galloway, after arguing that it must equal 
the sum of the letters in the name of such a man as naturally indi- 
cates the Antichristian nation or power, suggests is LyD(o)VICV(s), 
the Latin for Louis, the name of so many kings of France. The first 
four of the vials of wrath mentioned in the 16th Ciiapter, Galloway 
thought, had been already poured out, the first upon France, called 
^' the earth," the second upon the Papacy, called "the sea," the third 
upon Germany, which, he conceived, was described as "the rivers and 
fountains of waters," because it included more great rivers than any 
other country, and the fourth upon the French King. It is a pity 
that Galloway did not live to see that "the sun" was an image more 
appropriate to Napoleon, and how the power " to scorch men with 
fire " overthrew him at Moscow. Galloway made out that " the angel 
of the' waters," who said " Thou art righteous, O Lord," &ct., was 
none other than King George III, because he presided over a nation 
supreme upon the ocean. The fifth, sixth, and seventh vials were yet 
to be poured out. The fifth was to be the further punishment of 
Francie, " the seat of the beast" and the sixth, the drying up of " the 
great river Euphrates," or the Turkish and Ottoman Empire, "that 
the way of the kings of the east," or the Russians, " might be pre- 
pared." There is to follow a grand confederacy of pagan idolaters, 
atheists, and apostates to battle against the pure remnant of the 
Church. This confederacy, or Babylon the Great, is to be overthrown 
at the pouring out of the seventh vial, apostasy and atheism are to be 
cast into the lake of fire, and Christ is to reign a thousand years. 
After this, Satan is to be unbound, and the heathen nations round 

234 Growdon — Joseph Galloway. 

about will rise up against God, and will be destroyed, and the general 
resurrection will follow. Galloway argues that the atheistical power 
in France was the Antichrist and the " man of sin " spoken of by St. 
Paul, and devotes about sixty-five pages to show that the same thing 
was imaged in the " little horn " of the fourth beast in the 7th 
Chapter of the Book of Daniel. It arose out of the midst of the ten 
kingdoms which came from the Roman Empire, and before it France, 
Holland, and Switzerland " were plucked up by the roots," it had the 
passions of degraded man, it uttered decrees against the Most High, 
and thought "to change times" (the Christian Calendar) "and laws" 
(morality and Natural and Revealed Religion), and the saints were given 
into its power "a time, times, and the dividing of time" (the three 
and a half years from the banishment of the clergy in the Fall of 
1792 to the decree of toleration in the Spring of 1796). Galloway 
explained the 11th and 12th verses of the Chapter as prophesying the 
destruction of Romanism and the taking away of the dominion of the 
Babylonian, Persian, and Grecian Empires, but the survival of their 
idolatries " for a season and time." The book called forth a severe 
attack from Dean Whitaker, who expostulated against an explanation 
which would not keep the Pope before the world as the Antichrist. 
Galloway answered in another book, to explain what parts of Reve- 
lation did refer to the Pope: "The Prophetic or Anticipated History 
of the Church of Rome * * Prefaced by an Address, Dedicatory, 
Expostulatory, and Critical to the Rev. Mr. Whitaker, Dean of Can- 
terbury," London, 1803. Shortly after the publication of this, Gal- 
loway died, at Watford, Herts, Aug. 29, 1803, bu. in the church- 
yard at Watford. 

Issue (surname Galloway) : 

Joseph, bu. F. M. 7, 1, 1754, 

L. Growdon, bu. F. M. 6, 2, 1760, 

Lawrence Growdon, bu. F. M. 4, 2, 1761, 

Elizabeth, m. William Roberts, see below. 

Elizabeth Galloway, grddau. of the Councillor, d. Apr. 7, 
1815, m. William Roberts, Esq., who resided in Gloster Place, Port- 
man Square. 

Issue (surname Roberts) : 

Ann Grace, d. Dec. 12, 1837, m. May 30, 1819 Benjamin 
Burton, Lieut. 19tli lancers, d. Jany. 3, 1834, son of Sir 
Charles Burton of Pollacton, Co. Carlow, Bart., by his w. 
Hon. Catherine, dau. of John, 2nd Lord Desart, 

Groicdon — Burton branch. 235 

Issue (surname Burton) : 

Catherine Anne Galloway, 
Adeline Sophia, 

Charles William Cuffe, b. Jauy. 13, 1823, suc- 
ceeded his 1st cousin, Sir Charles, as 5th bart., ra. 
Dec. 16, 1861 Georgiana Mary, dau. of David Ilali- 
burton Dallas, 
William Robert Benjamin IjAV/rence, d. uura. 

Adolphus William Desart, b. 1827, Lieut. Col. 
late 7th dragoons, is C. B., m. June 11, 1863 Sophia 
Louisa, dau. of Gen. Sir John Slado, Bart., 
Issue (surname Burton) : 

Grace Ellen, b. Sep. 9, 1865, 
Gertrude Mary, b. Oct. 11, 1867, 
Augustus, d. inf. 

Richard Peters. 

The Rev. Richard Peters was born about 1704, and was a son of 
Ralph Peters, town clerk of Liverpool. Ralph Peters's wife was a sis- 
ter of the Thomas Preeson who m. Elizabeth Brown of xVccomac, Va., 
and probably also sister of Joseph Preeson, the 1st husband of An- 
drew Hamilton's wife. From Jeremiah Langhorne's letter to Ed- 
mund Gibson, Bp. of London, May 28, 1736, we learn that Richard 
Peters was sent when very young to Westminster School, where he 
finished before he was fifteen, and had particular favors shown him by 
Dr. Froude. There it was, and at an age barely competent to contract, 
that he was deluded by a servant maid at the house where he lodged 
into a Fleet marriage; a clandestine union very common at that time, 
entered into before some clerical inmate of the prison, whose wretched 
circumstances made him independent of all penal laws requiring the 
publication of bans. "His parents hearing of it, altered their mind 
as to the remaining part of his education, and instead of sending him 
to Oxford, removed him to Leyden, where he was three years ; and 
upon his return was put to study the law under the care of Mr. Bootle 

236 Peters. 

of the Inner Temple, by the command of his Father, against his will, 
for he was always inclined to go into orders. He was five years in the 
Inner Temple, and tho' capable of practising the law to great advant- 
age, yet, his religious turn of mind increasing, his Father was pre- 
vailed upon to let him take orders, which were conferred upon him by 
the late Bishop of Winchester — in the year 1730 to be deacon, and the 
year following at Chelsea to be priest. Some little time after, Mr. 
Bootle collated him to Latham Chapel, a donative in the parish of 
Ormskirk in the County of Lancaster and Diocese of Chester, in which 
neighborhood he has lived ever since, and \vas there taken notice of by 
the late Earl of Derby and intrusted with the education of two of his 
relations, and lived with his Lordship in his palace of Knowsley till 
the first of July last. During all this time, knowing in what a base 
manner he was tricked by the woman, he never cohabited with her, 
nor gave himself any trouble about her, and about three years ago upon 
his return from Leyden — where he had been to place the two young 
gentlemen, my Lord's relations — he was congratulated by his friends 
in a public manner for his deliverance from the woman, who, they told 
him, had died, while he was in Holland ; and her death came con- 
firmed afterwards by several letters from his friends in London. 
Taking himself and being taken by the whole neighborhood to be at 
full liberty, he made his public addresses to Miss Stanley, sister to the 
two young gentlemen whom he had placed in Leyden, and married 
her, Christmas was twelve months," which would make the date of 
the ceremony Dec. 25, 1734. " In June last it was discovered that 
the woman was alive, upon which he voluntarily, with the consent of 
his wife," — he meant Miss Stanley, we suppose, — " came over here." 
Peter Evans wrote to his brother-in-law. Rev. Dr. Thomas Moore : 
"Some here say he was too busy at election, which occasioned some of 
the adverse party who knew his former wife to send for her," she at 
that time working, according to Evans, as a charwoman about West- 
minster. He fled to Bristol, Pennsylvania, the residence of Andrew 
Hamilton's wife, whose first husband had been his relative on his 
mother's side, and afterwards he became one of Clement Plumsted's 

He assisted the Rev. Archibald Cummings at Christ Church, Phila- 
•delphia, and it was for a license to him to be such assistant that Lang- 
horne, who was not a Churchman, but a kinsman of the Bishop, wrote 
the letter. Evans's letter is dated in the following year, and goes on 
to say that " he wriggled himself into the affections of the multitude, 
who have generally been bred dissenters," and served Hamilton's 

Peters. 237 

spite against the Rector, and raised dissension in the congrega- 
tion, finally preaching two sermons in which he withdrew from fur- 
ther connection with Mr. Cummings, and how a secret meeting of 
some vestrymen was held at a tavern, and an address to the lij). of 
London was there framed in his favor. Whatever may have l>een the 
merits of the quarrel, the views of Peter Evans seem to have been 
held by the clergymen of the vicinity, and adopted by the Bishop. 
Peter's license as assistant was suspended ; and secular employment 
had to be found for him. In a short time he became Secretary of 
the Land Office; and for more than twenty-five years continued in 
that capacity, being in fact real estate agent for the Proprietaries. It 
was his duty to prepare warrants authorizing the Surveyor-General to 
have the land applied for surveyed; and upon a description of such 
survey being returned by that officer, and the purchase-money being 
paid to the Receiver-General, to make out patents conveying the full 
legal title. The waiving of the strict rules of the office was, however, 
largely in his discretion ; and that tranquility was preserved between 
squatters, Indians, and claimants from othercolonies, and the authority 
of the Penn family recognized, shows how well their confidence in him 
was justified. In the latter part of 1738, he was one of the two com- 
missioners on the part of Pennsylvania for running a provisional 
boundary line with Maryland. 

The Rev. George Whitefield, a presbyter of the Church of England, 
who came to Philadelphia in 1739 on his way to his Orphanage in 
Georgia, and, travelling up and down the Colonies in the work of re- 
ligious revival, visited it several times in the following year, preaching 
to crowds that sometimes numbered more than the total population of 
the city, tells us in his diary : " Sunday, Nov. 25 [1740] was some- 
what alarmed this morning by one [elsewhere called " a young gentle- 
man, once a minister of the Church of England but now Secretary to 
Mr. Penn"] who, after my sermon told the congregation in the church 
with a loud voice 'That there was no such term as imputed righteous- 
ness in Holy Scripture ; that such a doctrine put a stop to all goodness ; 
and that w^e were to be judged for our good works and obedience, and 
were commanded to do and live.' When he had ended I denied his 
first proposition, and brought a text to prove that ' imputed righteous- 
ness '.was a scriptural expression; but thinking the church an im- 
proper place for disputation, I said no more at the time. In the af- 
ternoon, however, I discoursed upon the words 'The Lord our 
Righteousness.' " Doubtless there were other attacks upon White- 

238 Peters. 

field's Methodistical or Evangelical teachings which caused Gov. 
Thomas to say a year later, " The stand made by INIr. Peters against 
Mr. Whitefield was of great service to the Church & the government 
both which his schemes seemed to have been levelled against and that 
on this account as well as his other good qualities I think him the fittest 
person to succeed Mr, Cummings." 

The death of Mr. Cummings, Apr. 23, 1741, gave Peters's friends 
an opportunity to press his name for the rectorship of Christ Church ; 
and Thomas Penn expressed these sentiments in this connection in a let- 
ter to Ferdinand John Paris : " It would have been a great satisfac- 
tion to me to have left him in the execution of the trust I have for 
near four years reposed in him, as he has always discharged it with 
great faithfulness and his understanding & temper render him very fit 
for such an office where he must transact business with a great num- 
ber of ignorant people closely tied to their own interests. * * I 
must say that although I am no member of your church yet as I sin- 
cerely desire that all religious societies may live in peace & good 
neighborhood I believe I shall have a satisfaction in the change as I 
am firmly persuaded Mr. Peters's tem|)er will incline him to promote 
Cliristian charity between the several societies and therefore I heartily 
wish he may be appointed to the church and request your assisting the 
Gentlemen of the vestry or Mr. Peters with your interest with the 
Bishop of London." Peters himself objected, being satisfied with his 
present business, notwithstanding he had lost in relinquishing the work 
of the ministry a satisfaction and pleasure greater than any other he 
had ever enjoyed ; and he pointed out that '* on Account of the Dis- 
tractions many in our Congregation as well as others were put into by 
Mr. Whitefield & his Followers it would require the nicest skill and 
the utmost Prudence to preserve the Members of the Church steady to 
its Worship & Support," that people's minds were soured against him 
on account of his opposition to Whitefield, and moreover, and the 
statement of this did credit to Peters, that his enemies had joined "the 
Whitefieldians in crying me down as a Frequenter of Taverns, Coffee- 
houses, Balls, Courts, & Assemblies ; that I had frequently gone (and 
in my present circumstances I thought I might without any Imputa- 
tion on my Character) to these places and therefore people would on 
this account not think so well of me." 

On further argument, he consented to the Vestry recommending him 
to the Bishop of London for a license, and a petition for that purpose 
was signed by many of the influential Episcopalians of the City. In 

Peters. 239 

it they declared that at the time of his quarrel with the late clergy- 
man several persons subscribed large sums for the building of a new 
church and a handsome annual provision for Mr. Peters, l>ut lie him- 
self dissuaded them from it, and finally prevailed upon them all to 
return to a constant attendance, and to give their Minister his usual 
support. The older vestrymen, however, still held out against Peters; 
and, in the interests of peace, the neighboring clergy protested against 
such an appointment. So the petition failed in its object. Bp. Perry 
(in whose Historical Collections are the letters above quoted) points 
out that the opposition to Peters was really from jealousy of Proprie- 
tary interference, and a laudable desire to preserve ecclesiastical inde- 
pendence; and in fact when, a few years later. Rev. Robert Jenney 
addressed the vestry on the choice of a successor, he dwelt upon the 
liberty they had long enjoyed, and the great disadvantage of having 
the position filled by any one who should be bound by former employ- 
ment to any great man, and might be expected to make the ofifice serve 
a political interest. Watson tells us, as to the feelings of the petition- 
ers, that in 1741 the Churchmen of Philadelphia manifested some dis- 
affection at the alleged supremacy of the Bishop of London, saying that 
as the Bishop declined to license Mr. Peters after they had chosen him 
(alleging as a reason his living by his lay functions), they would not 
accept any person whom he might license, claiming that his diocese did 
not extend to this Province, and Mr. Peters himself alleging that a 
right of presentation lay in the Proprietaries and Governor. That 
they came to a better frame of mind was probably due to the policy of 
the prelate in not filling the vacancy immediately and to the satisfac- 
ition given by young Mr. Ross, who devotedly served the congregation 
in the interim, but it may argue something for the conscientiousness 
of Richard Peters: for there were turbulent spirits who would have 
carried things even as far as a breach of the peace, and he would have 
found it a sin of easy commission to make the Church in Pennsyl- 
vania "a house divided against itself." Instead of this, he became a 
useful member of the vestry during the incumbency of Dr. Jenney, 
and gave liberally to parochial objects. He was then also Secretary of 
the Province and Clerk to the Council, having been appointed Febru- 
ary 14, 1742-3. Westcott (Historic Mansions of Philadelphia) says 
that in 1743 Franklin drew up a proposal for the establishment of a 
charity school, and supposed that the Rev. Richard Peters would be 
willing to superintend such an institution, but the latter declined. 
When^the school was finally started, he became one of the trustees : it 

240 Peters. 

afterwards undertook to provide a higher education, and, under the 
title of " The College, Academy, and Charitable School of Philadel- 
phia," was the nucleus of the University of Pennsylvania. Peters 
became President of the Trustees in 1756. Peters was also an incor- 
porator of the Philadelphia Library, and one of the original managers 
of the Pennsylvania Hospital. 

He was sufficiently secularized to engage in trade for a few years, 
and was a subscriber to the Dancing Assembly of 1749. 

On the 19th of May, 1749, Gov. James Hamilton announced to the 
Council that he had received a letter from the Proprietaries directing 
that Mr. Peters be made a member, and, every one expressing his 
satisfaction at the appointment, he was called in and took the oaths. 
During the period of his service, even after his return to the pulpit, 
he went on many important missions to the Indians, and participated 
as one of the four representatives of Pennsylvania in the Congress at 
Albany in 1754, when the Six ]^ations made a deed for the South- 
western quarter of the state. 

In the beginning of 1762 he resigned his Secretaryships. He was 
now quite a rich man : and on June 8, 1762 consented to officiate at 
Christ Church and St. Peter's during the absence of Mr. Duche, who 
was sent to England for priest's orders. Dr. Jenney had breathed his 
last, and the Rectorship was vacant, as had been constantly expected 
for fourteen years, owing to Dr. Jenney's paralysis. Peters served 
without pay until the return of Mr. Duche, and was elected Rector of 
the United Churches on December 6th of that year. The Bishop of 
London by letter dated May 24, 1763 approved of the choice; but 
required him to observe the form of going to England for a regular 
license. This he did in the following year. He declined any salary 
until the debt for building St. Peter's had been paid. He continued 
Rector until the Revolution, resigning Sep. 23, 1775. 

As to his churchmanship, we have seen that he was not a " low 
churchman " in the sense that George Whitefield was ; but in reference 
to any particular canonicity, authority, or mission of the Church of 
England, his views were decidedly " broad." In 1769, he assisted in 
the dedication of the Zion Lutheran Church, Fourth St. above Arch, 
preaching a sermon, which has been printed, and in which he says, 
" Your invitation to the Ministers and Members of the Episcopal 
Church * * fills us with a high sense of your brotherly love to 
us in Christ Jesus. It reminds us of the love and tender affection 
which subsisted between the first Christian Churches, and which 

Peters. 241 

makes so large and delightful a part of" the Apostolic Epistles recorded 
in Scripture. All those numerous congregations which in divers aud 
distant parts and under various forms of Divine worsiiip were brought 
together by the Apostles and first Preachers of the Gospel had nothing 
afflictive or joyous in their Affairs but what they were all alike sharers 
in. * * And is it not much to be lamented that this same affec- 
tionate intercourse does not prevail now? * * We heartily wish 
this union of hearts, this communion of affectionate intercourse, was 
general among Protestant Churches. * May the good God bless 
this disinterested friendly union ! and may we all use our own earnest 
endeavors to inspire the same zeal into our children, that we may for- 
ever continue in the sincere Love of one another, and in an open un- 
disguised participation of worship and instruction." He, more- 
over, modified his views as to the Quakers after rcaditig Barclay's 
Apology, returning the book to Anthony Benezet with these lines : 

" Long had I censur'd with contemptuous rage, 
" And curs'd your tenets with the foolish age ; 
"Thought nothing could appear in your defence, 
" Till Barclay shone with all tlie rays of sense ; 
" His works at least shall make me moderate prove, 
"And those who practice what he teaches, love." 

He continued a member of the Provincial Council during the entire 
period of his rectorship, and was obliged to ask Provost Smith to take 
charge of the church, when, at the request of his colleagues in the Coun- 
cil, he left the City to assist at the Indian Treaty at Fort Stanwix. 

He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity. 

He died July 10, 1776, and was bu. in front of the chancel of 
Christ Church. By Miss Stanley he had an only child, Grace, who 
d. in infancy. 


Benjamin Shoemaker. 

The grandmother of Benjamin Shoemaker, described as "Sarah 
Schumacher of the Palatinate widow," arrived in Philadelphia 1 mo. 20, 
1686,inthe Jeffries, Thomas Arnold, Mr., from London, with seven chil- 
dren, of whom the fourth in age was Isaac, then 17 years old. Isaac 
became a tanner, and resided in Germantown. He m. Sarah Hen- 
dricks (b. at Krisheim in the Palatinate 10, 2, 1678, and d. June 15, 
1742), dau. of Gerhard Hendricks, owner of 200 acres of the German 
township, who emigrated thither in 1685. Isaac and Sarah Schu- 
macher were the parents of the Councillor, who, therefore, was a repre- 
sentative — and the only representative in the Council — of that Conti- 
nental race which — the first emigrants Quakers, the next Lutherans or 
Moravians — has predominated in so large a section of our state. 

Benjamin Shoemaker was born at Germantown Aug. 3, 1704, 
but forsook the retirement of that little settlement and of a people 
which in Colonial times kept aloof from public affairs, and went into 
the City to become a merchant, advertising, Mch., 1729, for sale "in 
High Street opposite the Presbyterian Meeting-PIouse good Linseed 
Oyl by the barrel or smaller quantity." He was admitted a freeman 
of the City on the day of his qualifying as a Common Councilman, 
Oct. 14, 1732, and, ten yeai's later, became an Alderman, and in 1743, 
Mayor. At the end of his Mayoralty, Philadelphia contained, according 
to an address to the King, at least 1500 houses and 13,000 inhabitants, 
and above 300 vessels belonging to his Majesty's dominions in the course 
of a year arrived at its wharves. From 1751 until his death, Shoe- 
maker was Treasurer of the City, having succeeded Hasell the Coun- 
cillor. He was Mayor a second and third time, in 1752 and 1760, 
the last term receiving a salary of 100^. Prior to this except during a 
short period, there had been no remuneration for the Mayor, whereas 
he was expected to spend about 100/. in a grand dinner on leaving 
office. To the Treasurer was paid 5 per cent, of the receipts and dis- 
bursements, amounting, however, with the small treasury, to scarcely 
401. 3l year. Shoemaker was invited to a seat in the Provincial Coun- 

Shoemaker. 243 

cil at the same time as James Hamilton. Siioemaker was appointed 
as a Quaker, and remained such tiiroughout his life. It was a princi{)le 
with the Governors who preceded John Penn to keep a fair number 
of Quakers, if not as many as there were Churcimien, at the board, 
although those appointed were scarcely representative men of the sect, 
but such as were friendly to tiie Proprietary, and were not likely to 
obstruct military measures. Shoemaker considered nearly two montlis 
whetiier or not to accept the seat, and at last qualified, Feb. 4, 1745-6. 
He was an active member until after the French War. He attended 
the meetings very seldom during the contest between John Penn and 
the Assembly, and when present gave no opinion on tiie subject. 
Penn complained that he had shown no disapprobation of the effort tq 
change the form of government from Proprietary to Royal ; and he 
had the independence to refuse to put his name to a letter condemna- 
tory of the Assembly to be sent to the Proprietary family. For this 
reason, instead of his want of legal training, — for laymen were 
generally appointed, — John Penn, in 1764, declined making him a 
Judge of the Supreme Court. At the election of that year, Shoe- 
maker voted the anti-Proprietary ticket for Members of Assembly. 
Benjamin Shoemaker d. about June 25, 1767, bu. Friends' ground. 
He m., 1st, June 18, 1724 Sarah Coates, b. 1705, d. June 8, 1738, 
dau. of Thomas Coates of Phila., who was b. at Sproxton in Leicester- 
shire, Eng., 9, 26, 1659, was son of Plenry and Elizabeth Coates, and 
m. 7, 25, 1696 Beulah, dau. of Thomas and Beulah Jacques of England, 
and emigrated to Phila. in 1684, and d. 7, 22, 1719. Samuel Coates, 
brother of Mrs. Shoemaker, m. Mary Langdale. Sarah, 1st w. of Benj. 
Shoemaker, was bu. in Friends' ground 4, 10, 1738. Benjamin Shoe- 
maker, the Councillor, m., 2nd, F. M. 7, 6, 1739 Elizabeth Morris, 
dau. of Anthony Morris of Phila. She survived him. 
Issue by 1st wife : 

Samuel, b. about 1725, m., 1st, Hannah Carpenter, and, 2nd, 
Rebecca Rawle, see p. 244, 

Sarah, b. Apr. 3, 1729, m. Edward Penington, see p. 251, 

Hannah, d. unm., 

Beulah, m. Samuel Burge, see p. 255, 
Issue by 2ud wife : 

Anthony, m. Penelope Rodman, see p. 263, 

Charles, bu. Friends' ground 9, 29, 1752, 

Joseph, see p. 264, 

William, m. Martha Brown, see p. 264, 

244 Shoemaker. 

Charles, m. Margaret Minnick, see p. 264, 
James, of Reading, gent., in 1793 was a clerk in U. S. Comp- 
troller's office at Phila., d. s. p., will dated Apr. 24, 1829, 
probat. Dec. 28, 1831, leaving all to niece Elizabeth Light- 

Mary, m., 1st, Scull, and, 2nd, Daniel Levan, but d. 

s. p., will dated Dec. 4, 1815, probat. Apr. 30, 1816, leaving 
to brother James Shoemaker and sister Elizabeth Lis^litfoot 
and sons and daughters of late brother Charles, 
Phoebe, d. unm., 

Elizabeth, m. Lightfoot, 

Issue (surname Lightfoot) : 

Elizabeth, of Reading, d. unm., will dated Mch. 8, 
1832, probat. Dec. 30, 1835. 

Samuel Shoemaker, b. about 1725, son of the Councillor, was a 
merchant in Philadelphia, in 1755 was elected a Common Councilman 
of the City, and at the death of his father succeeded him as Treasurer. 
He was Mayor two years, 1769-1771, and served two terms, 1771- 
1773, in the Asssembly. He was also a Justice for the County from 
1761 until the Revolution. He was an active and successful business 
man, being an attorney for the Pennsylvania Laud Co. of London, and 
a Director of the Philadelphia Coutributionship. He was also a mem- 
ber of the American Philosophical Society. 

Like most of the Quakers, he disapproved of the Revolutionary 
War, not only from peace principles, but from a desire to remain un- 
der the King's government. On the landing of the British at the 
head of Chesapeake Bay for the attack of Philadelphia, Congress re- 
commended the arrest of certain Quakers and all persons inimical 
to the cause of America, and the Supreme Executive Council of Penn- 
sylvania, in pursuance of this recommendation, ordered Samuel Shoe- 
maker with the others to be seized and imprisoned in the Freemasons' 
Lodge or other convenient place, unless they should stipulate in writ- 
ing to remain at their homes ready to appear on demand of the Coun- 
cil, and refrain from doing anything injurious to the United States by 
speaking, writing, or otherwise, and from giving intelligence to the 
enemy. Shoemaker appears to have made the promise required, and 
thus escaped banishment to Virginia. 

On Sep. 26, 1777, less than a month after the arrest of the Quakers, 
the British army, victors at Brandywine, entered Philadelphia. In 

Shoemaker. 245 

December, a Superintendent of Police was appointed, and the civil 
government committed to him and two Justices of the Peace. Shoe- 
maker was one of the Justices. Wiiile holding this position, he was 
punished by the Assembly of the State with confiscation of his prop- 
erty, the bill of attainder against Galloway and others, passed March 
6, 1778, imposing that penalty upon him, unless he should surrender 
himself by the following 20th of April, and stand trial for high 
treason, which, of course, it was impossible for him to do. The 
British continued in Philadelphia until June, 1778, when Shoemaker, 
accompanying the army, went to New York. The agents of forfeited 
estates then put up his property for sale ; and some of it went into the 
possession of the University of Pennsylvania, which the Revolutionary 
government had endowed with Tory re^l estate. Sabine's American 
Loyalists says that at New York, where Shoemaker remained until 
after the Treaty of Peace, he exerted himself in behalf of the im- 
prisoned Whigs, and had many of them sent home. On November 19, 
1783, a few days before the British evacuated New York, he left 
America, taking with him his young son Edward, and residing in 
England until the animosities of the War had sufficiently subsided. 
An extract from his diary giving an account of his introduction to the 
King and Royal family in AVest's studio at Windsor Castle is pub- 
lished in Penna. Mag., Vol. II, p. 35. In London, he was fre- 
quently consulted by the government upon the claims of Loyalists to 
compensation for allege<l losses. Such parts of his estate as had not 
been previously sold by the agents of Pennsylvania were protected to 
him by the Treaty of Peace of 1783. He returned to America in the 
Spring of 1786, and for sometime lived at Burlington. He d. Phila. 
Oct. 10, 1800. He m., 1st, 2 mo. 8, 1746 Hannah, dau. of Samuel 
Carpenter, the second of that name, by his w. Hannah, dau. of Samuel 
Preston the Councillor (see Preston). She d. about 5, 1, 1766, bu. 
Friends' ground. Shoemaker m., 2nd, 11 mo. 10, 1767 Rebecca, 
widow of Francis Rawle of Phila., and dau. of Edward Warner by 
his w. Anna Coleman. She d. Dec. 21, 1819. By her 1st husband 
she was mother of Margaret Rawle who m. Isaac Wharton, of Anna 
Rawle who m. John ClilFord, and of William Rawle who m. Samuel 
Shoemaker's niece Sarah Coates Burge (see infra). 
Issue by 1st wife : 

Benjamin, b. Jany. 9, 1746-7, m. Elizabeth Warner, see next 

Samuel, b. Oct. 6, 1748, d. Jany. 8, 1748-9, 
Samuel, b. Sep. 28, 1749, d. July 13, 1750, 

246 Shoemaker. 

Sarah, b. May 27, 1751, d. unm. July 11, 1776, 

Isaac, b. Apr. 14, 1752, d. Apr. 25, 1752, 

Hannah, b. Mch. 21, 1754, d. unm. bu. F. M. 1, 13, 1779„ 

Eachel, b. Jany. 5, 1756, d. Nov. 25, 1756, 

Mary, b. July 15, 1757, d. unm. bu. F. M. 3, 27, 1780, 

Samuel, b. Mch. 4, 1759, d. s. p., 

Isaac, b. 16, 1760, d. Jany. 31, 1763, 

Rachel, b. May — , 1763, d. 1767, 
Issue by 2nd wife : 

Edward, m. Ann Caroline Giles, see p. 248. 

Benjamin Shoemaker, b. Jany. 9, 1746-7, son of Samuel and 
Hannah Shoemaker, as above, was of Phila., distiller, afterwards re- 
moving to his seat at Germantown, d. Sep. 4, 1808, m. F. M. 5, 18, 
1773 Elizabeth Warner (d. before Dec. 8, 1823), sister of his father's 
2nd wife. 
Issue : 

Edward AYarner, b. 7 mo. 22, 1775, d. s. p., 

Anna, b. 3, 27, 1777, m., 1st, Robert Morris, and, 2nd, 

Francis Bloodgood, see below, 
Samuel, b. 6, 14, 1778, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of Phila.,. 

atty.-at-law, d. s. p. 11, 28, 1822, 
Benjamin, b. 9, 27, 1780, d. s. p. 

Anna Shoemaker, b. 3, 27, 1777, gr.-grddau. of the Councillor, 

d. Phila. Mch. 5, 1865, m., 1st, May 5, 1796 Robert Morris, son of 

Robert Morris "the Financier," and, 2nd, Nov. 3, 1823 Francis 

Bloodgood, some time Clerk of N. Y. Supreme Ct., and Mayor of 


Issue (surname Morris) : 

(I) Robert, d. y., 

(II) Elizabeth Anna, d. Dec. 24, 1870, m., 1st, June 7, 1821 

Sylvester Malsan, and, 2nd, John Cosgrove of Albany, 

Issue by 1st husband (surname Malsan) : 

John Francis, m. Sep. 10, 1849 Sarah Bennet Brown of 

Blandford, England, 

Issue (surname Malsan) : 
Francis Bloodgood, 
Henry Morris, 

Edward Shoemaker, 
William Benjamin, 

Shoemaker — Morris branch. 247 

Josepli Hooker, 
George WaUlron, 
Anna Bloodgood, 
Kohert Morris, 
Henry Morris, dec'd, m. Feb. 25, 1848 Sarah E. 

White of Whiteshoro', N. Y., 

Issue (surname Malsan): 
Anna Louisa, 
Julia Pauline, 

Issue by 2ik1 husband (surname Cosgrove) : 

Mary Elizabeth, in. Feb. 21, 1871 Joseph J. Mani- 

Issue (surname Manifold) : 
Elizabetli Anna, 
C'atliarine M., 

(III) Mary White, d. June 14, 1838, ra. Mch., 1827 Paul 
Hamilton Wilkins of Georgia, grad. M. D. (U. of P.), 

Issue (surname Wilkins) : 
Paul Hamilton, d. y. 1835, 
Francis Blooilgood, d. y. 1838, 

(IV) Robert, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), member of Phila. bar, also 
M. D., m., 1st, May 27, 1836 his cousin Caroline, dau. of 
Henry Nixon by his w. Maria Morris, she d. Mch. 31, 
1837, and he m., 2nd, June 1, 1854 his cousin Lucy P., 
dau. of Robert Morris Marshall of Fauquier Co., Va., who 
was son of Judge James Markham Marshall of Va. by his 
w. Hetty Morris, 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Morris) : 

Robert, served in Union Army, first going into service 

with the City Troop, afterwards Major of 6th Penna. 

Cav., d. Libby Prison Aug. 13, 1863, m. Jany. 19, 

1860 Ellen M., dau. of George M. Wharton of Phila. 


Issue (surname Morris) : 
Caroline Nixon, 

Marion Wharton, m. Apr. 20, 1882 Richard Norria 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Morris) : 

Henry, grad. M. D. (U. of P.), m. Oct. 12, 1880 Bessie 

T. Elliott, 

Issue (surname Morris) : 

James Markham, d. y. Dec. 24, 1864, 


Susan Marshall, 

Lucy Marshall, 

248 Shoemaker — Moiiris branch. 

(V) Benjamin Shoemaker, d. y. 

Edward Shoemaker, son of Samuel and Rebecca Shoemaker, p. 
246, was of Phila., merchant, d. before April 29, 1817, m. Ann Caro- 
line Giles of Hagerstown, Md., who d. "Bolton " June 30, 1816, bu. 
Bristol, Pa. 
Issue : 

Samuel, m. Sallie Falls, see below, 

Anne Caroline, d. 1869, m. James Tilghman, see Tilgh- 


Hammond, M. D., of Columbia, Monroe Co., 111., m. Nancy 

Adams of 111., aad had issue, names not given, 
Charles Frederick, of U. S. Navy, unm., 
William Rawle, m. Julia Hepburn, see below, 
Ellen, m. Albert Miller Lea of Tenn., 
Issue (surname Lea) : 

Edward Miller, of U. S. Navy, killed at Galveston, 
Isaac, d. inf., 

Edward, b. Aug. 20, 1797, m., 1st, Jane Falls, and, 2nd, 
Mary Hanson, see p. 249. 

Samuel Shoemaker, son of Edward and Ann Caroline Slioe- 
maker, as above, now dec'd, m. Sallie Falls of Md. 
Issue : 
Samuel Moore, of Baltimore, a Director of the Adams Ex- 
press Co., m. Augusta Eccleston of Md., 
Issue : 
a son, d. s. p. 

"William Eawle Shoemaker, son of Edw. and Ann Caroline 
Shoemaker, as above, is Ordnance storekeeper, with rank of Capt. 
U. S. Army, at Ft. Union, New Mexico, m. Julia Hepburn of Penna., 
who d. 1863. 

Shoemaker. 249 

Issue (surname Shoemaker) : 

Ann Caeoline, m. Judge Joab Houghton of New Mexico, 
Issue (surname Houghton) : 

Clara N., m. Supton of Mo., 

William R., 
Ellen Lea, 
Gertrude Elizabeth, 
David H., 
Annie, d. inf., 

Gertrude Elizabeth, ra. INIaj. David L. Huntington, sur- 
geon U. S. Army, 

Issue (surname Huntington) : 
David L., 
Edward, dec'd, 

Charles Frederick, of U. S. Revenue Marine Service, m., 
1st, Augusta Cole of New York, and, 2nd, Rita ^Miller of 
Dist. of Columbia, 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Shoemaker) : 
AVilliam Rawle, 
Maggie, dec'd, 
Madge Augusta, 
Frank, dec'd, 

Samuel, of New Mexico, m. Nelly Hoagland, 
Issue (surname Shoemaker) : 
Julia, m. H. S. Weeks, Lieut. U. S. Army, now at Ft. 
Clark, Texas, 

Issue (surname Weeks) : 

Edward Shoemaker, b. Aug. 20, 1797, son of Edward and 
Ann Caroline Shoemaker, p. 248, removed to Cambria Co., Pa., as 
land agent for James C. and William Logan Fisher, and resided at 

^250 Shoemaker. 

"Belmont" just beyond Ebensburg, d. Apr. 22, 1867, m., 1st, Jane 

Falls of Md., and, 2nd, Mary Hanson. 

Issue — all by 2nd wife (surname Shoemaker) : 

Charles, d. y. 1841, 

Ellen, m. William A. Murray of Cambria Co., 

Issue (surname Murray) : 

Edward Shoemaker, 

Edward, m. Ellen Collins, 

Issue (surname Shoemaker) : 


John, d. y., 

Henrietta, m. Charles Wesley Wingard, Paymaster XT. 

S. Army, 

Issue (surname Wingard) : 

Mary, m. Michael Hook, 

Issue (surname Hook) : 
one child, 


May Albright, 

Francis Augustine, grad. at Villa Nova, of Ebensburg, Pa., 

atty.-at-law, m. Eliza Tammany, 

Issue (surname Shoemaker) : 

Eva Tammany, 

Theodore, of AVestmoreland Co., m. Kate Ivory, who d. 

June, 1878, 

Issue (surname Shoemaker) : 



Albert, of Cambria Co., m. Mary McDonald, 

Issue (surname Shoemaker) : 








Henry Alton, m. Elizabeth Myers, 

Issue (surname Shoemaker) : 


Shoemaker. 251 


John Chuysostom, d. y. Oct., 1850, 
Samuel Arnold, of U. S. Army, ra. Ellen O'Harrow, 
Issue (surname Shoemaker) : 
2 children, 
Mary Augusta, m. John Rhoder, of U. S. Army, 
Issue (surname Rhoder) : 
2 children. 

Sarah Shoemakkr, b. Apr. 3, 1729, dau. of the Councillor, d. 
Nov. 3, 1797, ra. F. M. Nov. 26, 1754 Edward Peninfrton, b. Dec. 
4, 1726, sou of Isaac Penington, Sheriff of Bucks Co., by his w. Ann, 
dau. of William Biles, Speaker of the Assembly of Pennsylvania in 
1724. The Peningtons were descended from Sir Isaac Pennington 
(knighted by the Speaker of the House of Commons), Lord Mayor of 
London in 1643, who was a commissioner of the High Court which 
tried King Charles I, but Pennington did not sign the death-warrant. 
His son Isaac Penington, who adopted Quakerism, m. Mary, dau. of 
Sir John Proud, and widow of Sir William Springett, and mother of 
Gulielma Maria Springett, the 1st wife of William Penn. Edward 
Penington, son of Isaac and Mary, and half-brother of Mrs. Penn, 
came over to Pennsylvania to act as Surveyor-General of the Province, 
and m. Sarah, dau. of Samuel Jennings, the Quaker Governor of AVest 
Jersey, and was the grandfather of the Edward Penington who m. 
Sarah Shoemaker. The latter Edward became a merchant in Pliila., 
and took some part in politics at the beginning of the Revolutionary 
struggle. He was member of the Provincial Convention of 1774, but 
after the Declaration of Independence, was one of the "disaffected," 
and on the approach of the British in 1777, was arrested and confined 
in the Freemasons' Lodge, and from thence removed to Virginia. 
He d. Sep. 30, 1796. 

Issue of Edward and Sarah Penington : 

Isaac, b. Oct. 30, 1756, d. s. p. near Bordentown, N. J., Apr. 

28, 1803, 
Anne, b. Sep. 9, 1758, d. y. May 16, 1759, 
Anne, b. Apr. 28, 1760, m. Robert Smock, see next page, 
Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 1762, d. y. Mch. 31, 1765, 
Mary, b. Nov. 28, 1763, d. y. July 15, 1764, 

252 Shoemaker — Penington branch. 

Benjamin, b. Apr. 16, 1765, d. s. p. Aug. 19, 1792, 
Edward, b. May 8, 1766, m. Helena L. Holmes, see below, 
Sarah, b. Aug. 3, 1767, d. y. Aug. 9, 1767, 
John, b. Sep. 29, 1768, grad. M. D. (U. of P.), elected 1791 

to Amer. Philos. Soc, d. s. p. Sep. 20, 1793, 
Mary, b. Mch. 17, 1771, m. Beujamin S. Barton, see p. 254. 

Anne Penington, b. Apr. 28, 1760, grddau. of the Councillor, 
p. 251, d. Aug. 15, 1791, m. Robert Smock of Phila., merchant. 
Issue (surname Smock) : 

Sarah Penington, m. George A. Buchanan. 

Edward Penington, b. May 8, 1766, son of Edward and Sarah 
Penington, was of Phila., sugar refiner and merchant. His ])rivate 
library comprised over 6000 volumes, a 8vo catalogue of which was 
published in 1826. He d. Mch. 16, 1834, m. Sep. 27, 1798 Helena 
Lawrence Holmes of New York, dau. of James Holmes. She d. Jany. 
28, 1852. 

Issue (surname Penington) : 

John, b. Aug. 1, 1799, m. Lucetta Davis, see below, 
Edward, b. Dec. 6, 1 800, m. Elizabeth A. Lewis, see p. 253, 
William LeConte, b. Apr. 18, 1803, m. Anne Harding, 

see p. 254, 
Laavrence, b. Oct. 25, 1805, Lieut. U. S. N., d. s. p. Aug. 5, 

Henry, b. Sep. 19, 1807, of Phila. atty.-at-law, edited Amer. 
Edition of Holtiiouse's Law Dictionary, 1847, d. s. p. Nov. 
11, 1858, 
George, b. July 17, 1809, d. y. Nov. 10, 1809. 

John Penington, b. Mulberry Hill, Monmouth Co., N. J., Aug. 
1, 1799, son of Edw. and Helena L. Penington, as above, was of 
Phila., bookseller, a member of the American Philos. Soc, and hono- 
rary A. M. from the Univ. of Penna., d. Phila. Mch. 18, 1867, m. 
Lucetta, dau. of John Davis by his w. Elizabeth, dau. of Hugh 
Roberts (descendant of Samuel Preston). 
Issue (surname Penington) : 

Edward, of Phila., bookseller, m. Mary Rebecca, dau. of 
Robert W. Allen of Baltimore, 

Shoemaker — Penington branch. 253 

Issue (surname Peuington) : 

Katharine Allen, 
Mary Lawrence, d. May 8, 1869, m. John Roberts Golds- 
borough, U. S. N., see Preston, 
Elizabeth Davis, m. Henry Carey Baird of Phila,, son of 
Capt. Thomas J. Baird, U. S. A., by his w. Eliza C, dau. 
of Mathew Carey of Phila., and sister of Henry C. Carey, 
the celebrated writer on political economy, — Henry Carey 
Baird was b. Sep. 10, 1825, and is of Phila., industrial pub- 
lisher, bookseller, and importer, author of " Protection of 
Home Labor and Home Productions necessary to the Pros- 
perity of the American Farmer," 8vo., 1860, "The Results 
of the Resumption of Specie Payments in England 1819- 
1823, a lesson and a warning to the People of the U. S.," 
8vo., 1874, "Turkey and the U. S. : how they travel a com- 
mon road to ruin," 1877, and other pamphlets and of all the 
articles relating to political economy in the American Clyclo- 
psedia, declined Greenback nomination for State Treasurer in 
1878, and was Greenback candidate for Mayor of Phila. in 

Issue (surname Baird) : 

Helena Lawrence, m. Wm. Howard Gardiner of Bos- 

Issue (surname Gardiner) : 

William Howard, b. Mch. 24, 1875, 
John Penington, b. June 18, 1876, 
Edward Carey, b. Nov. 14, 1878, 

Margaret Roberts, m. Horatio Paine, M. D., of New 
York, who d. May 1, 1882. 

Edward Penington, b. Phila. Dec. 6, 1800, son of Edw. and 
Helena L. Penington, page 252, d. Jany. 16, 1868, m. Elizabeth Ann, 
dau. of Joseph S. Lewis. 

Issue (surname Penington) : 

Helena Lawrence, d. unm. Oct. 28, 1853, 
Frances J. Lewis, m. Wharton Griffitts, 
Issue (surname Griffitts) : 

Fanny Penington, d. y. June 22, 1863, 
Joseph Lewis, d. y. July 30, 1864, 
Wharton, d. y. June 29, 1865, 

254 Shoemaker — Penington branch. 

Elizabeth Lewis, 

Mary Wharton, d. y. Apr. 7, 1874, 
Rosalie, d. y. June 12, 1833, 
Josephine Lewis, m. Franklin Peale Griffitts, 
Issue (surname Griffitts) : 

David Stuart, 

Frances Montgomery, 
Elizabeth LeConte, m. Philip Francis Chase, 
Joseph Lewis, d. y. Mch. 13, 1841, 
Mary Moore, unm. 

William LeConte Peningtox, b. Phila. Apr. 18, 1803, feon of 
Edw. and Helena L. Penington, p. 252, d. Aug. 16, 1863, m. Anne, 
dau. of Richard Harding of Phila. Co. 
Issue (surname Penington) : 

Mary Harding, of West Phila., num., 

Annette, of West Phila., unm., 

Lawrence, d. s. p. killed in battle at Cold Harbor, Va., 

June 2, 1864, 
William LeConte, d. s. p. Jany. 29, 1870. 

Mary Penington, b. Meh. 17, 1771, dau. of Edward and Sarah 
Penington, p. 252, d. Dec. 24, 1819, m. Sep. — , 1797 Benjamin Smith 
Barton, b. Lancaster, Pa,, Feb. 10, 1766, son of Rev. Thomas Bar- 
ton, Rector of St. James', Lancaster, by his wife, a sister of David 
Rittenhouse, the astronomer. He attended the College of Phila., but 
did not graduate, entering upon the study of medicine under Dr. Wil- 
liam Shippen in the beginning of his 18th year. He afterwards spent 
two years at the medical school in Edinburgh, taking the Harveian 
prize for a dissertation on the Ilyoscyamus Niger, and publishing in 
London in 1787 a little tract on Natural History including "an ac- 
count of some considerable vestiges of an ancient date which have been 
discovered in different parts of North America." He took his medi- 
cal diploma at Gottingen, and, returning to America in 1789, became a 
practitioner in Phila., and was chosen Professor of Natural History 
and Botany in the College soon afterwards incorporated with the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. In 1796, he became Prof, of Materia 
Medica; and in 1798, one of the physicians at the Penna. Hospital; 
and was the successor of Dr. Benjamin Rush as Prof, of the Theory 
and Practice of Medicine. In 1802, he was elected a Vice President 

ShoemaJcer — Penington branch. 255 

of tlie Amer. Philos. Society. For several years he conducted the 
Medical Physical Journal, and was author of " Elements of Botany," 
1804, of " Collections towards a Materia Medica of the U. S.," and of 
various papers in the Philos. Transactions. He d. Dec. 19, 1815. 
Issue (surname Barton) : 

Sarah, d. unm., will prohat. Jany. 14, 1817, 
Thomas Pennant, Sec. of Legation to France 1833-1835, 
some time Charge d'Afifaires, m. Coralie, dau. of Hon. Ed- 
ward Livingston, Sec. of State under Pres. Jackson. 

Bexjlah Shoemaker, dau. of the Councillor, d. Jany. 29, 1820, 
m. F. M. 4, 8, 1758 Samuel Burge, of Phila., distiller and merchant, 
only child of William Burge, some time of Burlington, N. J., by his 
w. Elizabeth, dau. of Plenry Stacy. William Burge was brother of 
the 1st wife of William Trent, an early Councillor and founder of 
Trenton, N. J., and was half-brother of Sarah Eckley, who ra. Col. 
Daniel Coxe of New Jersey. Samuel Burge d. 1779. 
Issue of Samuel and Beulah Burge : 

Elizabeth, b. 4, 20, 1759, bu. Friends' ground 7, 31, 1759, 
Elizabeth, b. 9, 13, 1760, d. y., 

Sarah Coates, b. 11, 13, 17G1, m. William Rawle, see below, 
Samuel, b. 5, 21, 1763, d. 5, 21, 1763, 
Samuel, b. 11, 28, 1764, d. August, 1775, 
Elizabeth, b. 2, 18, 1767, dec'd, m. Jacob R. Howell, 
Issue (surname Howell) 
William, d. y., 
Beulah, b. June 4, 1789, d. unm. Aug. 5, 1873. 

Sarah Coates Burge, b. 11, 13, 1761, dau. of Samuel and Beu- 
lah Burge, as above, d. Sep. 14, 1824, m. Nov. 13, 1783 William 
Rawle, only son of Francis Rawle of Phila., merchant, by his w. Re- 
becca, dau. of Edward Warner, and afterwards the 2nd wife of Samuel 
Shoemaker, as before mentioned. William Rawle's groat-grandfather, 
Francis Rawle, emigrated to Pennsylvania from Devonshire, England, 
to escape persecution, being of the Society of Friends, and m. 8, 18, 
1 689 Martha, dau. of Robert Turner, formerly of Dublin, merchant, a 
prominent man among the earlier settlers of Pennsylvania. In 1724, 
Francis Rawle the emigrant was invited to a seat in the Provincial 
Council, but declined the honor. William Rawle was born in Phila. 
Apr. 28, 1759, and was educated at the Friends' Academy in Phila. 

256 Shoemaker — Rawle branch. 

His father had died when he was but little more than two years old. 
Upon the evacuation of Philadelphia by the British, he accompanied 
his step-father to New York, at his mother's request, and there began 
the study of law under Atty. Gen. Kempe. Seeking greater advant- 
ages, and to escape the din of Toryism, with which he was not in ac- 
cord he sailed for England on June 15, 1781, and in August, was ad- 
mitted to the Middle Temple, where he completed his legal studies. 
After travelling on the Continent, he returned to Philadelphia in 
January, 1783, and on September 15, two months before his marriage, 
was admitted to the bar. He soon gained the regard of his fellow 
citizens. In 1786, he was elected a Member of the American Philo- 
sophical Society, and also Secretary of the Library Co. He held the 
latter office until 1792, when he became a Director, serving as such 
until 1798, and subsequently from 1821 to 1825. In 1787, he joined 
"The Society for Political Inquiries "just forming, which met weekly 
at Franklin's house. In October, 1789, he was chosen a Member of 
the General Assembly of the State, notwithstanding that he had de- 
clined the nomination, and had published his refusal to serve. The 
importunities of his friends induced him to take his seat. He was a 
decided Federalist, and a personal friend as well as admirer of Washing- 
ton. He was requested to become a candidate for re-election, but so 
strong was his objection to political life that he positively declined. 

In 1791, he was aj)pointed U. S. Attorney for the District of Penn- 
sylvania, holding the office until 1800, and in 1792 declining the 
Judgeship of the U. S. District Court. In Feb., 1792, he became 
Attorney and Counsel for the Bank of the United States. He was 
many years a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. At the in- 
corporation of the Law Academy of Philadelphia in 1821, he was 
chosen its Vice President. In 1822, he was made Chancellor of the 
"Associated Members of the Bar of Philadelphia," and upon its union 
in 1827 with " The Law Library Company of Philadelphia " (of which 
he was also a member) under the name of " The Law Association of 
Philadelphia," he was elected Chancellor of the new institution, and 
held the office until his death. He was one of the founders of the 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, organized in 1824, and was chosen 
its first President. 

He twice declined the position of President Judge of the District 
Court of Philadelphia County. In 1830, he was appointed with Thomas 
I. Wharton and Hon. Joel Jones to revise the Civil Code of Pennsyl- 

Shoemakei' — Rawie branch. 257 

vania, and was the principal author of the reports of the Commission, the 
valuable results of whose labors are embodied in statutes still remain- 
ing in force. Besides various addresses, Mr. Kawle was the author of 
" A View of the Constitution of the United States " (1825) wiiich con- 
tinued to be the chief authority and text-book on that subject for 
uearly forty years. 

He left various MSS. on theological matters, among them an "Essay 
on Angelic Influences," also an argument on "Original Sin and the 
Virtue of Baptism," and an argument on the evidences of Christianity 
as found in the miracles of Our Lord. He began also a translation of 
the Pheedon of Plato, intending to add a commentary, and the portions 
he finished " would in themselves alone," according to David Paul 
Brown, "suffice to protect his name against oblivion." He was 
'hon. LL.D. (Princeton 1827 and Dartmouth 1828). 
He died April 12, 1836. 

Issue of William and Sarah C. Rawle : 

Elizabeth Maegaret, b. 10 mo., 15, 1784, d. June 23, 

Erancis William, b. 1 mo., 27, 1786, d. Sep. 15, 1795, 
Samuel Burge, b. 7 mo., 1, 1787, ra. Ann Wain, see below, 
William, b. 7 mo., 19, 1788, m. Mary Anna Tilghman, see 

p. 259, 
Beulah, b. 3 mo., 25, 1790, d. s. p. July 7, 1876, m. May 
23, 1839 (being 2nd w. of) William Craig of Phila., mer- 
chant, who d. July 14, 1869, 
Rebecca Shoemaker, b. 2 mo., 20, 1792, d. unm. Sep. 26, 

Sarah, b. 1 mo., 7, 1794, d. num. Sep. 11, 1822, 
Francis William, b. 9 mo., 28, 1795, m. Louisa Hall, see 

p. 260, 
Edward, b. 9 mo., 22, 1797, m. Appolina L. Claiborn Saul, see 

p. 261, 
Henry, b. 7 mo., 10, 1799, grad. 1815 A. B. (U. of P.), d. 

unm. June 2, 1816, 
Horatio, b. 3 mo., 20, 1801, of the Phila. bar, d, unm. Jauy. 

25, 1830, 
Juliet, b. 8, 26, 1804, m. Rev. William Herbert Norris, see 
p. 263. 

Samuel Burge Rawle, b. Phila. July 1, 1787, sou of William 

258 Shoemaker — Rawle branch. 

and Sarah C. Rawle, as above, was a merchant in Phila. and after- 
wards in China, and U. S. Consul at Hong Kong and Macao, d. 
Macao Sep. 2, 1858, m. at Pine St. Meeting, Philadelphia, Jany. 2, 
1811 Ann, dau. of Jesse Wain of Phila., merchant. Shed. Phila. 
Oct. 26, 1875. 

Issue (surname Rawle) : 

(I) William, b. Phila. Nov. 12, 1811, merchant, d. Mobile, 
Ala., Sep. 1, 1840, m. Lima, Peru, Nov. 12, 1831 Maria, 
dau. of Count Jose Elcorrobarutia of Lima, 
Issue (surname Rawle) : 

1. Emilia, m. at Hong Kong June 1, 1852 Charles 
Delano Williams, formerly of Boston, who d. at Hong 
Kong Mch. 26, 1871, 

2. Ann Isabel, d. s. p. Singapore Feb. 18, 1855, m. at 
Macao Jany. 15, 1854 Walter Henry Medhurst, af- 
terwards knighted, British Consul at Fou Chou, 

S.Samuel Perit, b. Phila. Apr. 3, 1837, m. St. Louis 

Oct. 24, 1864 Jane, dau. of George Newbury, 
Issue (surname Kawle) : 
Jane Emilia, 

4. Francis William, b. Phila. Apr. 11, 1839, of Newark^ 

N. J., merchant, 

5. Rebecca, m., 1st, at Singapore Sep. 1, 1859 George 

Williams of Boston, and, 2nd, Lima, Peru, Dec. 28, 

1867 Prof. J. Arnaldo Marquez, 

Issue by 2nd husband (surname Marquez) : 
Juanita Isabelita, 

(II) Mary Wharton, of Phila., unm., 

(III) Rebecca Shoemaker, m. James Smith Lewis, see 

(IV) Burge, b. July 29, 1815, d. Aug. 6, 1815, 

(V) Elizabeth Margaret, m. July 16, 1835 Thorndike 
Deland of New York, merchant. 
Issue (surname Deland) : 

1. Annie Rawle, 

2. Thorndike, 

3. Laura Carlile, 

4. Horace, 

5. Mary Rawle, m. J. Randall Williams of Phila., 

Issue (surname Williams) : 
Elizabeth Deland, 
Susan Kandall, 

Shoemaker — Rawle branch. 259 


J. Randall, 

Maud Kawle, 

6. Rawle, m. Ella Wheelwright of Boston, Mass., 

7. Ellen Douglas. 

William Rawle, b. Phihi. July 19, 1788, son of William and 
Sarah Coates Rawle, for some time attended Princeton College, and 
was admitted to the Phila. bar on May 21, 1810. During the War 
of 1812, he served as Captain of the 2nd Troop, Phila. City Cavalry. 
Returning to the practice of the law, he in due time attained a rank at 
the bar but little inferior to iiis father's before him ; and the name of 
William Rawle Jr. is among the first in the annals of a profession 
where the abilities of Philadelphians have become proverbial. In his 
twenty-sixth year, he began with Hon. Thomas Sergeant the prepara- 
tion of reports of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State, and 
they published eighteen volumes. Judge Sergeant retiring from the 
work in 1828, Rawle continued it until 1835, publishing five volumes. 
From 1835 to 1840, he was a Member of the Common Council of the 
City, and for four years was President of that body. He was chosen 
a member of the American Philos. Society in 1841. He was for 
many years a Vice President of the Historical Society and Secretary 
and afterwards a Director of the Library Co. and also a Trustee of the 
University. He d. at his son's country-seat in Montgomery Co., Pa., 
Aug, 9, 1858. He m. Oct. 7, 1717 Mary Anna, dau. of Edward 
Tilghman, and gr'ddau. of Benjamin Chew the Councillor (see Chew). 
Issue (surname Rawle) : 

Elizabeth Tilghman, b. Phila. July 16, 1818, m. June 18, 
1840 Charles Wallace Brooke of the Phila. bar, who d. 
Phila. Oct. 22, 1849, 
Issue (surname Brooke) : 
Elizabeth Tilghman, 

William [Rawle], took surname Brooke Rawle, b. Phila. 
Aug. 29, 1843, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), was Lieut, 
afterwards Capt. 3rd Pa. Vol. Cavalry from 1863 to 
1865, brevet Major, afterwards brevet Lt. Col. U. S. 
Vols., now of the Phila. bar, and Secretary of the 
Hist. Soc. of Penna., and Treasurer of the Law As- 
sociation of Phila., m. Feb. 7, 1872 Elizabeth N., 
dau. of Henry Pepper (descend, of Norris), 

260 Shoemaker — Rawle branch. 

Charles Wallace, b. Feb. 22, 1848, d. Phila. Nov. 17, 
William Henry, b. Phila. Aug. 31, 1823, grad. A. B. (U. 
of P.), admitted to the Phila. bar Oct. 12, 1844, is author of 
"The Law of Covenants for Title," published in Phila., 
1852, " Essay on Equity in Pennsylvania," Phila., 1868, and 
of other works on professional subjects, elected Sec. of the 
Library Co. in 1875 and Director in 1880, now practising 
law in Phila., and Vice Chancellor of the Law Association, 
Eepublican candidate for Judge of the Supreme Ct. of Peuna., 
hon. LL. D. (U. of P. 1882), m., 1st, Sep. 13, 1849 Mary 
Binney Cadwalader, dau. of Hon. John Cadwalader (descend. 
of Cadwalader), she d. May 26, 1861, and he m., 2ud, Oct. 
7, 1869 Emily, dau. of Thomas Cadwalader (also descend, 
of Cadwalader), 

Issue (surname Rawle) all by 1st wife: 

Mary Cadwalader, m. Mch. 24, 1870 Frederic Rhine- 
lander Jones of New York, 
Issue (surname Jones) : 
Beatrix Cadwalader, 

William, b. Sep. 3, 1855, d. Phila. Apr. 25, 1860, 

Francis William Rawle, b. Sep. 28, 1795, son of William and 
Sarah C. Rawle, p. 257, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), served in Washington 
Guards of Phila. during War of 1812, became a civil engineer and 
was afterwards an iron manufacturer in Mifflin and Huntington 
Counties, Pa., some time lay Judge of Clearfield Co. d. at his country 
seat,"." Fairfield," Lycoming Co., Oct. 27, 1881, ra. Dec. 16, 1828 
Louisa, dau. of Charles Hall of Sunbury, Pa., by his w. Elizabeth, dau. 
of Robert Coleman of Lancaster Co. 
Issue (surname Rawle) : 

Charles, b. Sunbury, Pa., June 14, 1830, now of Lycoming 
Co., Pa., m. Nov. 18, 1868 Mary J., dau. of Oliver Watson 
of Williamsport, 

Issue (surname Rawle) : 
James, b. Sep. 6, 1869, 
William, b. Oct., 1871, d. Mch., 1873, 
Juliet, b. Apr. 22, 1874, 
Henry, b. in Mifflin Co. Aug. 21, 1833, as a young man en- 
gaged as a civil engineer with J. Edgar Thompson in con- 
structing the Pennsylvania Rail Road, and became Princi- 

Shoemaker — Ruwle branch. 261 

pal Asst. Engineer West Div. of Sunbury & Erie R. R.; in 
1859 engaged in production of iron at Hharon, Mercer Co. ; 
and was in coal business in Erie, and established the Erie 
Blast Furnace and Erie Rolling Mill, was Mayor of Erie 
1874 to 1876, and Treasurer of the State of Pennsylvania 
1876 to 1878, now of Phila., m. Dec. 20, 1860 Harriet G., 
dau. of Charles M. Reed of Erie, she d. Oct. 23, 1869, 
Issue (surname Rawle) : 
Alice Reed, 
Marion Louisa, 
William, b. Jany. 21, 1835, d. Mch., 1846, 
Emily, m. June 27, 1861 Rev. Albra Wadleigh, Rector of St. 
Luke's, Germantown, who d. May 25, 1873, 
Issue (surname Wadleigh) : 
Francis Rawle, 
Athertou Blight, 
Anne Caroline, b. Mch. 12, 1840, d. July, 1844, 
James, b. Lancaster Nov. 15, 1842, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of 
Delaware Co., Pa., ra. Nov. 29, 1871 Charlette C, dau. of 
Charles Collins Parker, M. D., 
Issue (surname Rawle) : 

Francis William, b. Sep. 22, 1873, 
Edward Peace, b. May 4, 1876, 
Francis, b. Mifflin Co. Aug. 7, 1846, grad. A. B. and LL. B. 
(Harv.), of the Phila. bar, m. Nov. 25, 1873Margaretta C, 
dau. of James M. Aertsen of Germantown. 
Issue (surname Rawle) : 

James Aertsen, b. Aug. 29, 1874, 

Francis, b. Feb. 19, 1876, 

Persifor Frazer, b. Feb. 7, 1878, d. Feb. 22, 1882, 

Russell Davenport, b. Feb. 15, 1882. 

Edward Rawle, b. Germantown Sep. 22, 1797, son of Wm. and 
Sarah C. Rawle, p. 257, grad. A. B. (U. of P. 1815), admitted to 
Phila. bar Jany. 2, 1823, removed to New Orleans, and was admitted 
to the bar of that city Apr. 19, 1824, in the following February, was 
appointed Associate Judge of the City Court, holding that position 
several years, and afterwards residing some time on his plantation in 

262 Shoemaker — Rawle branch. 

Jefferson Parish, La., Resuming the practice of law in New Orleans, 
he was from 1839 to 1846 Attorney of the Second Municipality, and 
was also member of the first School Board of the same, and for several 
years its President. He d. New Orleans Nov. 4, 1880. He m. Apr. 
19, 1827 Appolina S. Claiborn Saul, dau. of Joseph Saul of New 
Orleans, she d. Feb. 27, 1844. 
Issue (surname Rawle) : 
Mary Josephine, b. New Orleans Feb. 3, 1828, d. Nov. 10, 

Edward William, b. Jefferson Parish, La., Aug. 22, 1829, 
was Capt. in C. S. Army, now of Coushatta, La., m. Shreve- 
port, La., Dec. 2, 1880 Virginia G. Frazier, nee Sprawls, 
Issue (surname Rawle) : 
ason, b. May 16, 1882, 
Mary Josephine, m. New Orleans May 14, 1856 Charles J. 
Leeds of New Orleans, 
Issue (surname Leeds) : 
Juliet, d. inf. New Orleans May 6, 1845, 
Francis, b. New Orleans July 26, 1835, was Major in C. S. 

Army, now of New Orleans, 
John, b. Plaqueraine Parish, La., Aug. 21, 1837, entered C. 
S. Army as private in Louisiana Guards, was on the staff of 
Gen. Polk, Chief of Artillery of Forrest's Corps, Chief of 
Artill. of the Cavalry of the Army of the Tennessee and 
Chief of Staff of the Dist. of Alabama, now of Natchez, 
Miss., m. Natchez Jany. 14, 1867 Elizabeth Helen, dau. of 
Frederick Stanton, of Natchez, 
Issue (surname Rawle) : 
John, b. Natchez Sep. 11, 1875, 

Shoemaker — Ratde branch. 263 

Appolina, d. y. New Orleans May 29, 1842, 
Julia, m. New Orleans Jany. 23, 186G James Buckncr of 
New Orleans, 

Issue (surname Buckner) : 







Juliet Rawle, b. "Harleigh" Aug. 26, 1804, dau. of Wm. and 
Sarah C. Eawle, p. 257, m. Oct. 1, 1839 Rev. William Herbert Nor- 
r is of Alexandria, Va., afterwards Rector of Christ Church, Wood- 
bury, N. J., who d. Phila. Feb. 18, 1880. 
Issue (surname Norris) : 

Edward Carlyle, b. Alexandria, Va., June 21, 1841, grad. 
A. B. (Trin., Hartford), Capt. 71st Pa. Vols., wounded at 
Antietam, d. of his wounds May 12, 1863, s. p., 
Herbert, b. Carlisle, Pa., June 12, 1843, grad. M. D. (U. of 

P.), now practising medicine in Phila., unm., 
Francis Rawle, b. Carlisle, Pa., Feb. 14, 1846, d. Wood- 
bury, N. J., Sep. 24, 1861. 

Anthony Shoemaker, son of the Councillor by his 2nd wife, 
|)robably resided before the Revolution at Flushing, Long Island, the 
births of the children given below being recorded by the Friends of 
that neighborhood. Among the Americans committed to the Old 
Mill Prison &ct., Plymouth, was an Anthony Shoemaker, taken on 
the sloop Charming Polly May 16, 1777, who appears from Cutler's 
Diary (N. E. Hist.-Gen. Reg., Vol. 19, p. 75) to have been a captain. 
He made his escape. In 1781, Anthony Shoemaker, son of the 
C!ouncillor, was of " Nockamixon township, Bucks Co., yeoman." He 
-d. before Mch. 8, 1832, the date of his niece Elizabeth Lightfoot's 
will. He m. Penelope Rodman, b. 2, 5, 1737, dan. of Thomas and 
Elizabeth Rodman of Flushing, L, I. 
Issue : 

Elizabeth, b. New York 6, 28, 1765, appears to have been 
unm. Mch. 8, 1832, 

Benjamin, b. 11, 9, 1766, 

264 Shoemaher. 

Thomas Rodman, b. 1, 19, 1768, d. 8, 18, 1770, 
John Eodman, b. 2, 20, 1770. 

Joseph Shoemaker, son of the Councillor, was a merchant in- 
Phila., assigning his estate for his creditors Oct. 13, 1772. Sabine's 
Loyalists says that he held a commission under the Whigs until the 
Declaration of Independence, but afterwards became " disaffected," and, 
making trading trips to Virginia, was carried by the British to Ne\y 
York, where he accepted command of a British privateer, but in 1780 
his boat was taken by the Americans. Nothing further is known to 
us of himself or his family. 

William Shoemaker, son of the Councillor, at his marriage re- 
sided in Moreland township, Phila. Co., and some time was a hatter in 
Nockamixon township, Bucks Co. He m. at Plumstead Meeting 11,. 
21, 1771 Martha, dau. of Alexander Brown of Buckingham township, 
Bucks Co. Martha Shoemaker of Moreland township, Montgomery 
Co., widow, made a will 4, 14, 1823, probat. in Bucks Co., Aug. 8, 
1829, leaving her property to her five grandchildren Martha Sim- 
mons, Mary Forst, Jacob Parry, Samuel Parry, and David Parry, of 
whom Martha Simmons, of Bristol, left an only child, Elizabeth, who 
d. 8. p. about 1851. 

Charles Shoemaker, son of the Councillor, was a merchant in 
Phila., and prior to June, 1792, was consignee of John Heathcoate & 
Co. of London, afterwards removed to Bristol township, Bucks Co., 
where he became a miller. He d. bet. 1797 and 1810. He m. Mar- 
garet, dau. of Christian Minnick of Bristol township, gent. She was 
living in Phila. 1810-1824. 
Issue : 

Charles M., was of Phila., house carpenter, until 1833, a 

legatee in Eliz. Lightfoot's will, 
Ann Elizabeth, a legatee in Eliz. Lightfoot's will, 
Margaret, a legatee in Eliz. Lightfoot's will, 
Mary, minor over 14 on May 1, 1816, a legatee in Eliz.. 

Lightfoot's will, 
Joseph N., minor over 14 on May 1, 1816. 

Thomas Hopkinson 

Thomas Hopkinson was the son of Thomas and Mary Jlopldu- 
son of London, the fiither being a mercliant. Thomas Ilojjkinson was 
born in London April 6, 1709, and is said to have attended Oxford, but 
did not graduate. He studied law, and about 1731 emigrated to 
Pennsylvania. He became deputy to Charles Read, Clerk of the 
Orphans' Court of Philadelphia Co., and, on the death of Head, was 
commissioned as his successor. He was also Master of the Rolls from 
June 20, 1736 until 1741, was Deputy Prothonotary and afterwards 
Prothonotary of Phila. Co., and was chosen a Common Councilman of 
the City Oct. 6, 1741. He practised law, and for several years was 
Judge of the Admiralty. He became a member of the Provincial 
Council May 13, 1747. Two years later he became also a County 
Justice. He took part in all the public enterprises of the time, 
being one of the corporators of the Library Company, one of the origi- 
nal Trustees of the College, a subscriber to the first Dancing Assembly 
and also the first President of the Philosophical Society. As to his 
attainments in natural philosophy, we have this fact mentioned by Dr. 
Franklin : " The power of points to throw off the electrical fire was 
first communicated to mo by my ingenious friend Mr. Thomas Hop- 
kinson since deceased, whose virtue and integrity in every station of 
life, public and private, will ever make his memory dear to those who 
knew him and knew how to value him." Pie d. in Phila. Nov. 5, 

He m. Xt. Ch. Sep. 9, 1736 Mary Johnson, b. Appoquinimink 
Hun*ed, New Castle Co. on Del, Aug. 4, 1718, d. Phila. Nov. 9, 
1804. Her grandfather, son of William Johnson of Laycock, "Wilts, 
by Elizabeth his w., was George Johnson, b. at Laycock about 1620, 
admitted to the Middle Temple May 2, 1645, and admitted to the bar 
Nov. 24, 1654, becoming a serjeant-at-law in the reign of Charles II, 
who granted him the reversion of the office of Master of the Rolls 
Aug. 15, 1677, while Sir Harebottle Grimston was Master. George 
Johnson d., without becoming Master, May, 1683. His wife's name 

266 Hoph'mson. 

was Mary. One of his grandsons, Mrs. Ilopkinson's first cousin, was 
Bishop of Worcester. Baldwin Johnson, Mrs. Hopkinson's father, 
was born in Laycock, bapt. Oct. 25, 1672, removed to the Island of 
Antigua, and thence to the Lower Counties on the Delaware, where he 
m. Jane, widow of William Dyer of Kent Co. 
Issue of the Councillor : 

Francis, b. Sep. 21, 1737, m. Ann Borden, see next page, 
Elizabeth, b, Sep. 15, 1738, m. Jacob Duche, see p. 276, 
Jane, b. Apr. 3, 1740, d. unm. in Baltimore Aug. 6, 1811, 
Mary, b. July 5, 1741, d. y. Aug. 9, 1741, 
Mary, b. Oct. 9, 1742, d. s. p. Jany. 2, 1785, bu. under the 
floor of St. Peter's Ch., Phila., m. Sep. 4, 1765 John Mor- 
gan, b. Phila. 1735, grad. A. B. (Coll of Phila.) 1757, 
studied medicine under Dr. John Redman, was a lieutenant 
in the French War, in 1760 went abroad, was chosen F. R,. 
S. in 1762, and graduated an M. D. at Edinburgh in 1763, 
was made Prof, of the Theory and Practice of Physics in the 
College of Phila. in 1765, this being the first establishment 
of a medical professorship and the four students who took 
degrees in 1769 being the first graduated in medicine in 
America, — He was an active member of the Philosophical 
Society. He went to Jamaica in 1773 to solicit subscriptions 
for the College. The Continental Congress appointed him 
Director-General and Physician in Chief of the General Hos- 
pital of the Army in 1775, but removed him from this posi- 
tion in 1777, because of various charges against him, of all 
of which he was subsequently acquitted. He was member 
of the Society of Belles Lettres of Rome, the Academy of 
Surgery of Paris, and the Colleges of Physicians of London, 
Edinburgh, and Philadelphia. He d. Phila. Oct. 15, 1780,— 
Ann, b. Nov. 23, 1745, m. Samuel Stringer Coale, see p. 278, 
Thomas, b. Sep. 7, 1747, grad. in 1766 from the College of 
Phila., studied divinity, and went to England for ordination 
about 1771, was ordained Priest by the Bishop of London 
Sep. 13, 1773, and returned to Philadelphia during the fol- 
lowing summer with the design of taking charge of a mission 
in Bucks Co., — He became Rector of St. Thomas's, Balti- 
more Co., Md., on Dec. 10, 1775, and continued there one 
year, after which he returned to Pennsylvania, and was 
called to Shrewsbury, Kent Co., Md., from which he re- 

Hopkinson. 267 

signed Oct. 4, 1779. He subsequently filled a parish in 
Matthews Co., Va. On his way to visit his brother in 
Philadelphia, while stopping at the house of a friend in 
Charles Co., Md., he was taken ill, and d. May 26, 1784, 
s. p.,— 
Margaret, b. July 21, 1749, bu. Xt. Ch. Sep. 9, 1751. 

Francis Hopkinson, b. Phila. Sep. 21, 1737, bapt. Xt. Ch. Nov. 
12, 1737, son of the Councillor, was the first pupil educated by the 
College and Academy of Phila., since become the University of Penn- 
sylvania, and completed his course there in 1757, the other members 
of the class besides Duche and Morgan, who married his sisters, being 
James Latta, afterwards a Presbyterian clergyman, Paul Jackson, af- 
terwards tutor in the institution, Samuel Magaw, who became its Vice 
Provost, and Hugh AVilliarason, who attained celebrity as a man of 
science, and sat in the Continental Congress. In 1759, Hopkinson 
was made Secretary of the Library Co. He studied law under Ben- 
jamin Chew the Councillor, and was admitted to the bar in 1761. In 
that year he acted as secretary at a treaty with the Indians, which he 
commemorates in his earliest known poetical eiFusion, *' The Treaty," 
published soon afterwards. In the next few years, while practising 
law in Philadelphia, he was a very active member of the United 
Episcopal Churches, serving in the capacity of Secretary to the Vestry, 
and organist of Christ Church, and training the children of both con- 
gregations in " the art of psalmody." From February, 1764, to May 
1765, he acted as librarian as well as secretary of the Philadelphia 
Library. In October, 1765, appeared in the Pennsylvania Journal the 
following advertisement : " This is to inform the Public that the 
'subscriber, intending to follow the business of Conveyancing in all 
" its branches, has taken a room for that purpose at the corner of 
" Lsetitia Court in Market Street. All those who may be pleased to 
" favour him with their employ may depend on being served with all 
*' the fidelity, accuracy and disi)atch in his power. Francis Hopkin- 

In the following May, he embarked for Europe in company with 
his friend Redmond Conyngham, who was returning to his estate at 
Letterkinny, Ireland. They arrived at Londonderry June 27th, after 
a voyage of thirty two days. Spending a few weeks in Ireland, he 
proceeded to London, where, with occasional visits to Hartlebury 
Castle, the residence of his cousin the Bishop of Worcester, he re" 

268 Hopkinson. 

mained about a year, associating with John Penn, Benjamin West, 
Lord North, and other persons of distinction, and endeavoring with- 
out success to be appointed one of the Commissioners of the Customs 
for North America. After his return to his native place, he resumed 
the practice of law, and also for some time kept store. His dwelling, 
where also he consulted with his clients, and sold his wares, was in 
Race Street above 3rd. He was a member of both of the societies 
which, in 1769, united to form the American Philosophical Society 
held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge. He was a 
warden of Christ Church 1770-1771, and a director of the Library 
Co. from 1771 to 1773. In March, 1772, he was appointed Collector 
of the Customs at New Castle. He performed the duties by deputy. 
Brought into affiiations with New Jersey by his marriage, and for 
some years more or less a resident of Bordentown in that province, he 
was a member of its Provincial Council from 1774 until the Revolu- 
tion, and in June, 1776, was chosen by the Constitutional Convention 
one of its delegates to the Continental Congress. He served on the 
committee of that body to draft Articles of Confederation, he voted in 
favor of declaring America independent, and signed the Declaration 
of Independence. He was intrusted with important duties connected 
with the Continental navy, being the head of that department of the 
government. He also was Treasurer of the Continental Loan Office. 
In January, 1778, he wrote his best known ballad, "The Battle of 
the Kegs," descriptive of the attempt upon the British in Philadelphia 
with torpedoes from up the Delaware, which floated harmlessly past 
the city. " Possessing just enough of the spirit of true poetry to please 
the mass, while the rather doggerel versification rendered it easy to 
recite, it presented the most ridiculous side of the subject in the wittiest 
possible manner." Throughout the war he supported the cause of the 
new States in various productions of his pen in j)rose and verse; 
and Dr. Benjamin Rush has said, " The various causes which contri- 
buted to the establishment of the Independence and federal govern- 
ment of the United States will not be fully traced unless much is 
ascribed to the irresistible influence of the ridicule which he poured 
forth, from time to time, upon the enemies of those great political 
events." By appointment from the Supreme Executive Council of 
Pennsylvania, he succeeded George Ross as Judge of the Admiralty at 
Philadelphia, and, although impeached by the Assembly of the State 
of various misdemeanors, but of all of which he was acquitted (the 
account of his trial has been published), he held the position, being 

Hopklnson. 269 

twice reappointed, from July IG, 1779 until after the Federal Consti- 
tution went into force. In February, 1789, he published a volume of 
his decisions. After the meeting of the Convention which framed the 
Federal Constitution, he wrote a humorous piece, " History of a 
New Roof," which strongly influenced the public in favor of its adop- 
tion. On the establishment of the District Court of the United 
■States for the District of Pennsylvania, of the business of which ad- 
miralty causes were to form the chief part. President Washington ap- 
pointed him Judge. He died, while holding this office, on Monday 
May 9, 1791 of a stroke of apoplexy, which carried him off in a 
couple of hours. 

He m. at Bordentowu, N. J., Sep. 1, 1768 Ann Borden, dau. of 
Joseph Borden by his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Mary 
Rogers. The ancestor, Richard Borden, and Joan, his wife, settled at 
Portsmouth, R. I., before 1638. One of their sons, Benjamin, b. at 
Portsmouth May, 1649, m. at Hartford, Conn., Sep. 22, 1671 Abigail, 
dau. of Henry Glover, and removed to Shrewsbury, N. J., where their 
7th child, Joseph, was b. May 12, 1687. Joseph Borden was founder 
of Bordentown. He m. Ann Conover, and d. Sep. 22, 1765, leaving, 
witli several daughters, one son, the father of Mrs. Hopkinson. Mrs. 
Hopkinson had a sister Mary, who m. Thomas McKean, Chief Jus- 
tice and Governor of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Hopkinson d. Bordentown 
Aug. 31, 1827. 
Issue : 

James, b. Oct. 30, 1769, d. y. Aug. 12, 1775, 
Joseph, b. Nov. 12, 1770, m. Emily Mifflin, see below, 
Elizabeth, b. July 26, 1772, m. Jonathan W. Condy, see 

p. 272, 
Mary, b. Nov. 28, 1773, m. Isaac Smith, see p. 272, 
Thomas, b. Dec. 31, 1775, d. y. Jany. 1, 1776, 
Ann, b. Oct. 19, 1777, m. Ebenezer Stout, see p. 275, 
Thomas, b. Sep. 23, 1779, d. y. Nov. 5, 1779, 

Francis, b. May 13, 1781, m. Hewitt, see p. 275, 

Sarah Johnson, b. May 26, 1784, d. y. Aug. 19, 1785. 

Joseph Hopkinson, b. Nov. 12, 1770, bapt. Xt. Ch. Jany. 5, 
1773, son of Francis and Ann Hopkinson, as above, grad. at the Univ. 
of Penna. in 1786, and was afterwards a Trustee of that institution. 
He studied law, and began practice at Easton, but soon returned to 
Philadelphia. He was the author of Hail Columbia. He wrote it in 

270 Hopkinson. 

the summer of 1798, at the request of a schoolmate who had become 
connected with the theatre, and wished a patriotic song to sing at his 
benefit. Advancing rapidly in his profession, he was leading counsel 
for Dr. Rush in his suit against William Cobbett in 1799. He was 
also one of the counsel for Justice Samuel Chase in his impeachment 
trial before the U. S. Senate in 1805. Sanderson's Lives of the Sign- 
ers says, " The speech of Mr. Hopkinson, who was then a very young 
man, has not been exceeded as a specimen of powerful and brilliant 
eloquence in the forensic oratory of our country." Chase was ac- 

A Federalist in politics, he was elected in 1814 a representative in 
Congress. He served one term, and spoke and voted against charter- 
ing the United States Bank. He was appointed in 1828 by Pres. 
Adams U. S. District Judge for the Eastern Dist. of Pennsylvania, 
and held the office until his death. He was a member of the conven- 
tion of 1837 to revise the Constitution of Pennsylvania and as Chair- 
man of its Committee on the Judiciary contended unsuccessfully for 
the life tenure of the judges. He was author of various addresses and 
various articles on legal and ethical subjects, and was many years 
President of the Academy of Fine Arts and Vice President of the 
American Philosophical Society. He d. Jany. 15, 1842. 
He m. Feb. 27, 1794 Emily Mifflin. 
Issue : 

(I) Thomas Mifflix, b. Dec. 18, 1794, d. s. p., m. Mary Pear- 
(II) Francis, b. July 20, 1796, of Bordentown, N. J., d. June 
2, 1870, m. Jany. 13, 1829 Ann, dau. of Charles Biddle, 
Issue : 

Alexander Hamilton, b. Nov. 26, 1829, d. s. p. Mch. 

9, 1861, 
Thomas Biddle, b. Nov. 22, 1831, of Bordentown, 

N. J., 
Charles Biddle, b. Jany. 31, 1834, d. s. p. 
Ann, b. Mch. 21, 1836, m. Dec. 1, 1859 Rev. Edward 
A. Foggo, D. D. (U. of P.), Rector of Christ Church, 
Emily, b. Feb. 6, 1839, m. Aug. 23, 1866 Cortlandt 

Scovell of Camden, N. J., now dec'd. 
Issue (surname Scovell) : 
Emily Hopkinson, 
Alden Cortlandt, 

Hopkinson. 271 

(III) James, b. Aug. 25, 1797, d. y. Oct. 10, 1800, 

(IV) Joseph, b. Jany. 18, 1799, d. y. Sep. 9, 1799, 

(V) Elizabeth Borden, b. Jany. 6, 1800, m., Ist, May 19 
1824 John J. Keating (John Keating Jr.) of Phila., who d. 
July, 1824, and she m., 2nd, William Shepherd Biddle, 
since dec'd, 
(VI) John Penington, b. Dec. 26, 1801, grad. M. D. (U. of 
P.), of the Amer. Philos. Soc, d. s. p. Mch. 6, 1836, 
(VII) Joseph, b. Mch. 20, 1803, d. y. 
(VIII) Alexander Hamilton, b. Aug. 4, 1804, Lieut, in U. S. 
Navy, d. on board of U. S. frigate " Lexington " off Malta 
Aug. 11, 1827, 
(IX) Emily, b. Nov. 30, 1805, d. y. Apr. 9, 1806, 

(X) George, b. Oct. 4, 1807, d. y., 
(XI) James, b. May 18, 1810, of Edisto Island, So. Car., d. 
Jany. 28, 1875, m. June 12, 1844 Carolina Lafayette Sea- 
brook, now dec'd, dau. of William Seabrook of So. Car., 
Issue : 

Emma Edings, b. Paris June 12, 1845, m. Jany. 14, 

1868 Amory Coffin of Boston, son of Amory Coffin, 
Issue (surname Coffin) : 

Thomas Amorv, b. Oct. 21, 1868, 

James Hopkinson, b. Dec. 7, 1872, d. y. Jany. 28, 1873, 
Francis Hopkinson, b. Mch. 10, 1878, 
Francis, b. July 6, 1847, of Edisto Island, So. Car., 

Cornelia Adelaide, b. Feb. 25, 1851, m. Apr. 5, 1881 

George L. Marstellei, 

Martha Julia, b. Nov. 14, 1856, 

James, b. Apr. 12, 1860, 

(XII) Oliver, b. July 24, 1812, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of the 

Phila. bar. Col. U. S. Vols, m. Mch. 1, 1845 Eliza Swaim, 

dau. of William Swaim, 

Issue : 

William Francis, b. May 8, 1846, civil engineer, m. 

Oct. 14, 1880 Jeanette Hileman, 
Issue : 
Walter Waring, b. July 20, 1881, 
Joseph, b. Feb. 25, 1848, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of the 

Phila. bar, ra. Apr. 7, 1879 Catharine Frances 


Frances, b. Mch. 22, 1880, 

"272 Hophinson. 

Edward, b. Nov. 11, 1850, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of 

the Phila. bar, 
Elizabeth Borden, b. Mch. 7, 1852, m. June 4, 1878, 

R. Loper Baird of the Phila. bar, 

Issue (surname Baird ) : 

Oliver Hopkinson, b. Mch. 22, 1879, 
Elizabeth Biddle, b. Feb. 4, 1881, 
Isabella, b. Mch. 28, 1854, d. y. Sep. 26, 1855, 

Emily Olivia, b. July 15, 1855, 

Oliver, b. Dec. 7, 1857, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), 

Julius, b. July 2, 1859, 

James Swaim, b. Oct. 2, 1860, grad. B. S. (U. of P.), 

Ella, b. Oct. 29, 1863, 

Laura, b. Sep. 17, 1865, d. y. Aug. 6, 1866, 

{XIII) Edward Coale, I.. Feb. 14, 1814, d. s. p., 

(XIV) Joseph, b. Mch. 30, 1816, grad. M. D. (U. of P. 1838), 

some time surg. U. S. N., dec'd, m., 1st, Joanna MeCrea, 

and, 2nd, Sarah Wistar (see *' AVharton Family "), 

Issue — by 2nd wife : 

Richard Wistar, d. s. p. Dec. 30, 1881. 

Elizabeth Hopkinson, b. July 26, 1772, dau. of Francis and 
Ann Hopkinson, and grddau, of the Councillor, d. about 1839, m. 
Jonathan William Condy, grad. A. B. (U. of P. 1786), of Phila. bar, 
son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Condy. 
Issue (surname Coxdy) : 

Ann, b. Dec. 20, 1799, d. s. p. about 1866, m. Lewis, 

Elizabeth, b. May 29, 1802, d. y., 

James, d. y., 

Mary, d. unm. June 29, 1880. 

Mary, or Maria, Hopkinson, b. Nov. 28, 1773, dau. of Francis 
and Ann Hopkinson, and grddau. of the Councillor, d. Oct. 17, 1806, 
m. Nov. 4, 1794 Issac Smith, then of Baltimore, afterwards of North- 
ampton Co., Va. 

Issue of Isaac and Mary Smith : 

Thoroughgood, b. Feb. 10, 1796, d. y. Nov., 1796, 
Francis Hopkinson, b. Mch. 14, 1797, m. Susannah B. U. 

Teackle, see p. 273, 
Charles, b. Sep. 10, 1798, d. Mch. 23, 1804, 

Hophinson — Smith branch. 273 

Maria, b. Mcli. IG, 1800, m. 1819 Temple N. Robins, see 

p. 274, 
William Gilmor, b. Sep. 23, 1801, m. Elizabeth Upshur 

Bowdoin, see p. 274, 
Joseph Hopkinson, b. Mch. 26, 1803, d. y. July, 1803, 
Emily Hopkinson, b. May 21, 1804, 
Isaac, b. Sep. 26, 1806, d. y. 

Francis Hopkinson Smith, b. Mch. 14, 1797, son of Isaac and 

Mary Smith, as above, d. at " Inglcside," ra. Sep. 5, 1820 Susannah 

Brown Upshur Teackle, dau. of John Teackle of Craddock, Accoraac 

Co., Va., by his w. Ann, dau. of Thomas Upshur (see Old Kent). 

Mrs. Smith d. Bait. June, 1881. 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

Lavinia Graham, b. Dec. 21, 1821, m. Daniel Haviland of 


Issue (surname Haviland) : 
Annie, b. June 19, 1857, 
Pierson, b. Sep. 20, 1859, 
Annie Upshur, b. Jauy. 24, 1824, 

Isabella, b. July 10, 1825, d. y. July 25, 1825, 

Joseph Hopkinson, b. Aug. 21, 1826, d. Jany. 5, 1866, m. 

Anne Handy, who d. 1860, 

Issue (surname Smith): 
Fanny Barbour, 
Lavinia Graiiam, 
Francis Hopkinson, b. Aug. 23, 1828, d. y. 1834, 

Marshall Pike, b. Dec. 25, 1832, m. Mary L. Crawford, 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

Alexander Crawford, b. Oct., 1858, 

Chester Mansfield, b. May, 1862, 

Leila Graham, b. Apr., 1865, d. y. drowned at Sand's Point, L. I,, 

.Sep. 2, 1877, 
Mary Marshall, b. Jany., 1868, 
Alexina, b. July, 1869, 
Joseph Hopkinson, b. Dec, 1872, 
Francis Hopkinson, b. Feb., 1876, 
Francis Hopkinson, artist in water colors, b. in 1838, m. 1866 

Josephine Vanderventer, 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

Susan Teackle, b. in 1841, ra. 1866 Thomas S. Moore, 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
David Thomas. 


274 Hopkinson — Smith branch. 

Maria Smith, b. Mch. 16, 1800, dau. of Isaac and Mary Smith, 
see p. 273, d. May, 1865, m. 1819 Temple N. Robins. 
Issue (surname Robins) : 

John Edward, b. 1820, d. unm. 1842, 

Maria, d. inf., 

Isaac, d. inf., 

Susan Teackle, b. May 29, 1824, 

Emily Smith, b. Sep. 9, 1826, 


Maria, d. unm., 

Elizabeth, b. 1836. 

"William GiLMOR Smith, b. Sep. 23, 1801, sou of Isaac and Mary 
Smith, p. 273, was practising M. D. of " Ingleside," d. Eastville, Va., 
Feb. 29, 1876, ra. Nov. 22, 1825 Elizabeth Upshur Bowdoiu, who 
was b. Oct. 19, 1807, and d. of heart disease in Norfolk, Va., Jany. 2, 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

William Gilmor, b. July 1, 1827, d. y. Aug. 13, 1839, 
Louisa Bowdoin, b. Apr. 2, 1829, d. y. Apr. 16, 1842, 
Peter Bowdoin, b. Dec. 23, 1830, of Franktown, Northamp- 
ton Co., Va., ni. Oct. 4, 1860 Kate A. Cropper, 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

, d. inf., 

Elton Bowdoin, b. Mch. 20, 1866, 
William Gilmor, b. Jany. 2, 1869, 
Minnie Cropper, b. Aug. 5, 1870, 
Eddie Bowdoin, b. Nov. 17, 1871, d. inf. June 20, 1872, 
Annie Wells, b. Sep. 6, 1873, 
Charles Cropper, b. Dec. 18, 1874, 
Vickerv, b. Apr. 17, 1875, d. inf. June 12, 1875, 
Peter Bowdoin, b. Apr. 4, 1878, 

Eichard Kush, b. Mch. 19, 1879, d. inf. Dec. 31, 1880, 
Charles, b. Apr. 13, 1832, M. D., practising in Frauktown, m. 

Margaret Jacob, 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

I h n I* 1 ftc 

Margaret Susan, b. Feb. 14, 1835, d. inf. Mch. 28, 1835, 

Francis Hopkinson, b. July 17, 1836, d. inf. Dec. 30, 1836, 

Elizabeth Bowdoin, b. Sep. 8, 1838, m. June 6, 1860 Hon. 

Hamilton S. Neale, Judge of Northampton Co., 
Issue (surname Xeale) : 
Gilmor, b. 'May 21, 1861, d. v. Oct. 20, 1866, 
Kate Upshur, "b. Apr. 21, 1866, 
Grace, b. July 6, 1867, 

Hopkinson — Smith branch. 275 

Mary Bowdoln, b. Aug. 31, 1869, 
Ellen, b. July 16, 1871, 
Walter, b. Jany. 21, 1873, 
Ethel, b. Oct. 6, 1874, 
Hamilton, b. Aug. 11, 1876, 
Eutl), b. Mch. 3, 1878, d. y. Nov. 3, 1878, 
Elizabeth, b. Mch. 12, 1879, 
Margaret Susan, b. Apr. 17, 1841, m. Nov. 23, 1870 Rev. 

James B. Craighill, Rector P. E. Church at Bel Air, Md., 

Issue (surname Craigliill) : 
Louisa Bowdoin, b. Aug. 22, 1871, d. y. July 27, 1872, 
Susan Kobins, b. June 19, 1873, 
Francis Hopkinson, b. May 18, 1875, 
James Eutherford, b. Oct. 3, 1877, 
Maggie Smith, b. Mcii. 3, 1879, d. y. July 17, 1879, 
William Gilmor, b. June 22, 1880, d. y. July 20, 1881, 

Maria Hopkinson, b. Feb. 15, 1843, ra. Sep. 26, 1866 Ellison 
Lewis Costin of Eastville, Va., b. Nov. 14, 1834, 

Issue (surname Costin) : 

James Harvey, b. Dec. 27, 1867, 
three others, d. inf., 
William Gilmor, b. Dec. 13, 1874, 
Louisa Bowdoin, m. Charles Temple Bowdoin of Baltimore, 

Issue (surname Bowdoin) : 
Elizabeth, b. Aug. 14, 1876, 
Charles Temple. 

Ann Hopkinson, b. Oct. 19, 1777, dau. of Francis and Ann Hop- 

'kinson, p. 269, d. Sep. 19, 1868, m. Nov. 10, 1802 Ebenezer Stout. 

Issue (surname Stout) : 

Francis Hopkinson, b. Aug. 28, 1803, d. Dec. 16, 1838, 

m. , 

Issue (surname Stout) : 

four, all of whom died minors, 
Richard Allison, b. Jany. 25, 1805, d. unm. Aug. 26, 

Joseph Hopkinson, b. Oct. 23, 1806, 
Mary Smith, b. July 28, 1808, d. y. Aug. 16, 1810, 
James Hopkinson, b. Dec. 7, 1810, d. s. p. May 12, 1862, 

m. Elizabeth S., dau. of Dr. Eoff of Wheeling, W. Va., 
Emily Hopkinson, b. June 7, 1813, d. Geneseo Sep. 29, 1833. 

Francis Hopkinson, b. Phila. May 13, 1781, sou of Francis and 

Ann Hopkinson, p. 269, dec'd, m. , widow of Hewitt 

and dau. of Morton of Baltimore. 

Issue : 

Adelaide, m. Edward Stelle, and had issue, 
Anna Maria, m. Thomas Stelle, and had issue, 

276 Hopkinson. 

Laura, m. John Berrett, and had issue, 

Francis, dec'd, m. Hewitt, and had issue, 

Thomas, d. y. 

Elizabeth Hopkinson, b. Phila. Sep. 15, 1738, dau. of the 
Councillor, d. Mch. 22, 1797, m. Xt. Ch. by Rev. Wm. Sturgeon 
June 19, 1759 at 5 o'clock in the morning to Rev, Jacob Duch6 of 
Phila., bapt. Xt. Ch. Feb. 12, 1737-8 aged 1 month, son of Jacob 
Duche, Mayor of Phila. in 1761, by his 1st w. Mary Spence. Rev. 
Jacob Duche was a graduate of the College of Phila. of the same class 
with his bro.-in-law Francis Hopkinson and John Morgan, and had 
been also a tutor in that institution before graduating. He went 
abroad in 1758, and entered Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, but 
in the following year his father determined to recall him home. In 
February, 1759, his father being impatient for his return, the vestry 
of Christ Church wrote to the Bishop of London recommending the ap- 
pointment of young Mr. Duche as one of the Assistant Ministers. He 
was admitted to the Diaconate, and returned to America just before 
his marriage. On Sep. 27, 1759, he was received as one of the Assist- 
ant Ministers of Christ Church. A large number of the people wanted 
Rev. William McClenachan chosen for that position, and obliged the 
Rector to accept him as an additional Assistant, until finally St. Paul's 
Church was built for his use. In 1759, Duche was made Teacher of 
Oratory in the College of Philadelphia. In June, 1762, he went to 
England to be ordained Priest, and on his return he was put in charge 
of St. Peter's, which had been finished about a year before. Rev. E. 
D. Neill, in his sketch of Duche in Penna. Mag., Vol. IL, says " His 
earnest preaching without notes and distinct and fervent reading of the 
liturgy attracted good congregations." The Oxford missionary, how- 
ever, complained in 1764 that he gave encouragement to the forma- 
tion of a Methodist congregation in the immediate vicinity of Oxford 
Church, and in one of his letters said that Duche had formed his theo- 
logical system from Jacob Boehmen, Mr. Law, and Mr. Whitefield. 
His first published sermon was " The Life aud Death of the Right- 
eous," preached Feb. 13, 1763 at the funeral of Mr. Evan Morgan, on 
the title-page of which he describes himself as also " Chaplain to the 
Rt. Hon. the Earl of Stirling." He also published other sermons and 
a series of essays in 1774 under the signature Tamoc Caspipina, which 
were several times republished in Europe. On the second day of the 
session of the first Continental Congress in 1774, it was resolved that 

HopJcinson — Rev. Jacob Duche. 277 

the proceedings on the day following should be opened with prayer, 
and, on motion of Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, a Congregationalist, 
Mr. Duche was asked for that office. He came in his robes with his 
clerk, and read part of morning prayer including the psalter, the 35th 
psalm appearing singularly appropriate. He then made an extempore 
prayer, which John Adams greatly admired. Duche also preached 
the funeral sermon over Peyton Randolph, who died in Philadelphia 
Oct. 22, 1774, while President of Congress. Ducho succeeded Peters 
the Councillor as Kector of the United Churches in 1775. On July 
4, 1776, the Vestry of the Churches, evidently with his approval, met 
at his house, he presiding, and resolved that in consequence of the 
Declaration of Independence " it will be proper to omit those petitions 
in the Liturgy wherein the King of Great Britain is prayed for," and 
four days later Duche accepted a re-appointment as Chaplain to Con- 
gress to open the proceedings with prayer every morning. In Octo- 
ber, he resigned and returned the money which Congress voted him on 
accepting his resignation. He remained in Philadelphia on the ap- 
proach of the British, and on the Sunday after they entered, resumed 
praying for the King, but on leaving the church was arrested on ac- 
count of his former conduct. He remained in jail one night. By the 
next day the British general had been satisfied as to his submission. 
Two months later he went to England, having meanwhile written 
a letter to Gen. Washington urging his return to allegiance to the 
King. Duche was attainted of high treason to the State of Pennsyl- 
vania by Act of Assembly, and his estate confiscated. His house and 
lot on the East side of Third Street between Pine and Union was 
allotted by the Assembly to Chief Justice McKean for a temporary 
residence. The British government appointed Duche Chaplain and 
Secretary to the Asylum for Female Orphans in St. George's Fields. 
He returned to Philadelphia in 1792, where he d. Jany. 3, 1798. 
Issue (surname Duche) : 

Sophia Maria, b. Phila. Aug. 10, 1761, d. y. Aug. 27, 1762, 

bu. in middle aisle of St. Peter's, Phila., 
Thomas Spence, b. Sep. 15, 1763, was an artist, studying 
with Sir Benjamin West, d. s. p. Mch. 31, 1790, bu. Lam- 
beth, Eng., 
Esther, b. Nov. 5, 1767, dec'd, m. William Hill, at one time 
of Phila., afterwards of Milton, Mass., d. Phila. June 2, 

Issue (surname Hill) : 

278 Hopkinson — Duche. 

SoPHfA Duche, b. May 4, 1799, d. y. July 8, 1799^ 

John Clowes, b. June 30, 1801, d. y. July 19, 1801, 

Mary, b. Oct. 27, 1770, d. y. Dec. 19, 1770, bu. in middle aisle 

of St. Peter's, Phila., 
Elizabeth Sophia, b. Sep. 18, 1774, d. Montreal Dec. 11, 
1808, m. May 23, 1799 John Henry, a native of Ireland, 
who was a resident of Phila. before his marriage, and through 
the influence of the British Minister was appointed Capt. U. 
S. Artill., resigned Dec. 31, 1801, and retired to Vermont, 
where he studied law, and wrote against republican govern- 
ment. His writings attracted the notice of Sir James Craig, 
Governor-General of Canada, who, in the winter of 1809, 
employed him on a secret mission to New England to ascer- 
tain the state of public feeling in reference to a war with 
Great Britain, and whether the Federalists were likely to 
bring about a separation of those states from the American 
Union, and would look to the British government for aid. 
He spent nearly three months in Boston, and reported the 
opinion that the Democrats would not take the responsibility 
of bringing on a war, but if war were declared, the legisla- 
ture of Massachusetts would call a Congress of the Federal- 
ist states, and erect a new confederacy. The British gov- 
ernment not recompensing Henry for his services, he dis- 
closed the affair to the American Secretary of State in 1811, 
causing great excitement. 
Issue (surname Henry) : 

Sophia, d. about 1829, m. Greville, 

Elizabeth Blois, b., Mch. 23, 1802, bapt. Xt. Ch^ 
m. Col. de Chanal of the French army. 

Anne Hopkinson, b. Nov. 23, 1745, bapt. Xt. Ch. Dec. 31, dau. 
of the Councillor, d. Baltimore Apr. 26, 1817, m. Xt. Ch. Apr. 2Qy 
1775 (by Rev. Thomas Hopkinson) Samuel Stringer Coale, b. Mch. 
9, 1754, is said to have studied under Dr. Morgan, who married Mary 
Hopkinson, practised medicine in Baltimore, d. Sep. 19, 1798. 
Issue of Saml. S. and Anne Coale : 
Edward Johnson, b. May 18, 1776, m. Mary Ann Buchanan,. 

see next page, 
Anna Maria, b. Sep. 9, 1779, d. Jany. 3, 1813, 
William, b. July 17, 1780, d. unm. s. p. Sep. 3, 1805, 

Hopkinson — Coale branch. 279 

Samuel Stringer, b. Feb. 22, 1782, d. y. Aug. 15, 1782, 
Samuel Stringer, b. Aug. 7, 1783, d. y. Oct. 7, 1783, 
Eliza Sophia, b. Nov. 9, 1785, m. John Greene Proud, see 

p. 280, 
Thomas, b. May 6, 1787, d. y. May 13, 1787, 
Mary Abby Willing, b. Feb. 4, 1789, m. William Tower 

Proud, see p. 280. 

Edward Johnston Coale, b. Anne Arundel Co., Md., May 18, 
1776, son of Samuel S. and Anne Coale, as above, was an attorney- 
at-law and publisher, Vice-Consul for Russia and Brazil at Baltimore, 
d. Washington, D. C, Nov. 16, 1832, m. Apr. 18, 1815 Mary Ann 
Buchanan, b. Oct. 15, 1792, d. Apr. 3, 1866, dau. of George Bu- 
chanan, M. D. (U. of P.), of Baltimore. 
Issue (surname Coale) : 

William Edward, b. Feb. 7, 1816, M. D., surgeon U. S. 
N., resigned 1843, practised in Boston, where he d. Apr. 24, 
1865, m., 1st, May 1, 1850 Catharine Sewall Oliver of Bos- 
ton, who d. Dec. 19, 1856, and, 2nd, May 17, 1860 Eliza- 
beth Bell of Boston, by whom no issue. 
Issue by 1st wife (surname Coale) : 

George Oliver, grad. A. B (Harv.) 1874, 
Ann L^titia, b. Apr. 28, 1817, d. s. p. Oxford, Eng., July 
26, 1856, m. Apr. 5, 1836 John Christian Brune of Balti- 
' more, merchant, member of Maryland legislature in 1861, 
being he was one of the two who escaped imprisonment when 
the legislature was arrested by U. S. military authority, went 
to Canada, d. at sea on his way to Cuba Dec. 7, 1864, 
George Buchanan, b. Mch. 5, 1819, of Baltimore, insurance 
agent, m. Oct. 10, 1855 Caroline Dorsey of Elk Ridge, Md., 
Issue (surname Coale) : 
Edward Johnson, d. inf., 
Robert Dorsey, 
George William, 

Mary Buchanan, b. June 29, 1861, 
Edward, d. inf., 
Grafton Dorsey, d. inf., 
Caroline, b. June 28, 1875, 
Catharine Atterbury, b. June 27, 1821, unm., 
Elizabeth Buchanan, b. Aug. 14, 1823, unm.. 

280 Hopkinson — Coale branch. 

JosEPHA Eebello, b. Apr. 9, 1826, unm., 
Maeianna Buchanan, b. Mch. 5, 1831, m. June 1, 1871 
Thomas R. Brown of Baltimore, merchant, who d. Dec. 25, 


Eliza Sophia Coale, b. Nov. 9, 1785, dau. of Samuel S. and 
Anne Coale, p. 279, d. Oct. 25, 1838, m. Oct. 25, 1804 John Greene 
Proud, who was b. New Bedford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1776, and was an 
insurance agent in Baltimore, d. July 12, 1865. 
Issue (surname Proud) : 
"William Coale, d. y., 
John Greene, b. Aug. 21, 1814, of Baltimore, insurance 

agent, unm., 
Robert Maxwell, b. Oct. 25, 1817, of Baltimore, insurance 
agent, member of City Councils, and U. S. Assessor and 
Collector of Internal Revenue, unm., 
Eliza Maby Ann, d. y. 

Mary Abby Willing Coale, b. Feb. 4, 1789, dau. of Samuel S. 
and Anne Coale, p. 279, d. May 11, 1831, m. Dec. 9, 1813 William 
Tower Proud, b. New Bedford, Mass., July 14, 1788, d. Vidalia, La., 
July 11, 1842. 

Issue (surname Proud) : 
Anna Maria, unm. 

Ralph Assheton, 

Burke's Extinct Baronetcies gives the knightly lineage of the lords 
of Ashton-under-Lyue in Salford Hundred, Lancashire, naming among 
them Sir John de Assheton, who was made a Knight of the Bath at 
the coronation of Henry IV. His eldest son and heir was Sir Thomas 
Assheton, and Sir Thomas's third son was Geffrey Assheton, who m. 
the daughter and heiress of Thomas Manners of Shipley. He seems 
to have carried on the elder branch of the family : the Asshetons of 
Middleton (of whom were Sir Ralph Assheton of Lever, made Baronet 
in 1620, and Sir Ralph Assheton of Middleton, made Baronet by 
Charles II) were descended from Ralph, the younger son of the afore- 
said Sir John de Assheton. A grant of arms was made Aug. 16, 
1632 to Ashton of Shepley, co. Lancaster (Burke's Gen. Armory), 
who must be accounted the ancestor of the Asshetons of Pennsylvania. 
William Assheton, eldest son of the emigrant to America, bore on his 
book plate the arms : quarterly, first and fourth, ar. a mullet sa. 
pierced of the field (which are precisely the arms of Assheton, or Ash- 
ton, of Shepley, as well as of Assheton of Dowuham Hall, descended 
from a son of Assheton of Lever) ; and second and third, ar. a mascle 
within a bordure engr. sa. (the arms of Shepley of Yorkshire and Sur- 
rey). The crest on the book plate is that described in Burke as the 
crest of Ashton of Shepley : a mower with his scythe, his face and 
hands ppr., his habit and cap counterchanged ar. and sa., the handle 
of the scythe or, the blade ar. as in action. From Burke's account of 
the Lever branch, Mrs. Frances Watts nee Assheton is wrong in say- 
ing, as she has left on record, of the father of the emigrant, " William 
Assheton, descended from Sir Ralph Assheton, Baronet, one of the 
first of that order instituted by King James I." We make him 
merely of the same family as Sir Ralph. Perhaps she did not mean 
direct descent ; for she goes on to say, " was settled at Salford in the 
Dutchy of Lancaster. I have not found papers to ascertain the par- 
ticulars of his descent, but no doubt they are on record in England, as 
he was one of the Lancaster Heralds of arms, an office of considerable 

282 Assheton. 

distinction. The family was of great antiquity and high distinction, 
and allied to many noble families." 

Of the parents and kindred of the first Assheton of Pennsylvania, 
there is considerable information in an affidavit made July 2, 1751 in 
connection with the title to certain land, and recorded in the deeds office 
in Phila. Jeffrey Hart of Salford, Co. Lancaster, chapman, aged 57, who 
married Margaret, dau. of Robert Ashton, or Asheton, clerk, then Minis- 
ter of Trinity Chapel in Salford, and brother of William Asheton, tes- 
tified that William Asheton was an attorney-at-law and one of the 
coroners of the County and a Deputy Herald at Arms, and had issue 
by Frances his wife, an eldest son, Robert, who went to Pennsylvania, 
and three daughters, Frances, Mary, and Rachel. Frances (bapt. at 
Salford Mch. 15, 1675, as per certificate also on record) m., 1st, 
Robert Booth, Esq., and, 2nd, William Legh, Esq., and she was a 
widow living in Manchester at the date of the affidavit. Mary (bapt. 
at Salford May 6, 1680, as certified) m. Thomas Warburton of Part- 
ington in Cheshire, gentleman, and she was a widow in Salford at 
said date. Rachel, sister of Robert Assheton the emigrant, ra. An- 
drew Ashton of Manchester, checkmaker, and d. s. p. (bu. Trinity 
Chapel, Salford, Jany. 22, 1745.) William Asheton's wife was a 
relation of William Penn, and the latter on May 30, 1687 conveyed 
3000 acres of land in Pennsylvania to his " cousins Robert, Frances, 
Mary, Rachel, and John Assheton of the County of Lancaster in the 
Kingdom of England." John Assheton died without issue. 

Robert Assheton, the emigrant to Pennsylvania, was a lawyer, so 
his granddaughter Mrs. Watts says. Governor Gordon in 1726 re- 
minded the Council that " the said Robert Assheton had been invited 
over to this country by the Proprietor himself as his near relation 
above 27 years since to take upon him some advantageous posts in 
clerkship for which by his education he was very well qualified, and 
that he had with great abilities for about 26 years filled the office of 
Clerk and Prothonotary of the City and County of Philadelphia." 
David Paul Brown, in " The Forum," says that after this gentleman 
of legal education undertook the keeping of the court records, we 
notice a marked improvement in their character. At the chartering 
of the City of Philadelphia in 1701, he was named Town Clerk, and, 
elected in 1708 Recorder, he held both offices until his son succeeded him 
as Town Clerk. Also Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of the Pro- 
vince, and from 1722 to 1726 a Justice of the same Court, and ad- 
mitted to the Provincial Council in July, 1711, and made a Master in 

Assheton. 283 

Chancery July 25, 1722, he for some time held nearly every office 
connected with the administration of justice, having, moreover, as one 
of "the practitioners of the law," been consulted constantly before he 
became a Provincial Councillor upon bills relating to the judiciary. 
He seems to have guided the Governor on this subject, just as David 
Lloyd guided the Assembly. The Penna. Archives published by the 
State include the draft of a bill for the establishment of courts pre- 
pared by him in 1714. In it is provision for a separate court of 
equity — an institution long advocated by the lawyers of the Province, 
and finally established in 1720 with the name " High Court of Chan- 
cery," the Lieut.-Governor sitting as Chancellor with certain of his- 
Councillors as Masters, the constitution of the court differing from 
that in Assheton's scheme. It had the short existence of fifteen years.^ 
Assheton was some time Deputy Clerk of the Council, and also Naval 
Officer, being removed from the latter position by Lieut. Gov. Keith, 
Keith also suspended him in 1719 from membership of the C«uncil, 
charging him with divulging the debates to the Governor's prejudice, 
and with representing to the Penns that the Governor was aiming to 
overturn their authority — Assheton had sided against Keith. Keith 
recalled him May 18, 1722, and called his eldest son to the Board, 
" being desirous to have the vacancies at the Council Board filled up 
with such as are related to the Proprietor's family, in order to give me 
their best advice on all occasions where that interest happens to be 
concerned." He died suddenly at the Council table May 29, 1727, 
in the 58th year of his age (Obit. Notice), and was buried on the 30th 
— by torchlight, says Watson's Annals, — under Christ Church, of 
which he had been an active vestryman. 

He m., 1st, Margaret , who came with him to Pennsyl- 
vania ; and, 2nd, at Christ Church Jane Elizabeth Falconier, who, 
after his death, m. Pev. Archibald Cummings, Rector of Christ Church, 
and, after his death, m. Rev. Robert Jenney, D. D., who was also 
Rector of Christ Church. She left no children. 
Issue : 

William, who, as his book plate describes him, was of 
" Gray's Inn Esq. Judge of the Admiralty in Pennsylvania 
1714," — His name appears in the Votes of Assembly as 
being employed to draft bills the preparation of which was 
committed to various members of the House. A case tried 
by him as Judge of the Admiralty is commented upon in 
Brown's " Forum." He was active in Christ Church, being 

284 Asshdon. 

mentioned in its records as reading the prayers in the ab- 
sence of a clergyman. He was called to the Provincial 
Council May 18, 1722, and was also a Master in the High 
Court of Chancery. He d. Sep. 23, 1723 in the 33rd year 
of his age. He m. Xt. Ch. Oct. 11, 1716 Elizabeth Mer- 
ring, evidently of Barbadoes, whither intending to remove 
she advertised in July, 1724, " a choice parcel of household 
goods " for sale at her house in Second St. next door to John 
Moore Esq., and she was perhaps dau. of John Merring, 
Judge of the Court of Exchequer of that Island, — 
Issue : 

William, began the practice of law in Penna., after- 
wards is described as " of the Parish of St. Michael's 
in Barbadoes, gentleman," and was Provost-Marshal 
of Barbadoes, — He left a dau., who m. Ellis of Bar- 
badoes, and a son Thomas, who was sent to Penna. 
by Thomas Penn in 1764, became a merchant, m. 
Hannah Flower, and was father of Harriet, who m. 
Benjamin Morgan, afterwards of New Orleans, and 
was mother of Thomas Assheton Morgan of Phila., — 
Ann, m. John Powell of Phila., goldsmith, who d. be- 
fore 1757, 
Egbert, bapt. Xt. Ch. Mch. 27, 1723, d. y., 
Rachel, d. s. p., m. Xt. Ch. June 23, 1720 Dr. Samuel 
Monckton of Phila., apothecary, who was bu. Xt. Ch. Sep. 
29, 1720, 
Ralph, the Councillor, 

Maegaret, d. s. p., m., 1st, Xt. Ch. Nov. 9, 1727 Matthew 
Hooper, and, 2nd, John Hyatt, Sheriff of Phila. Co., — Her 
only issue was, by her first husband, one child : John, b. 
May, 1729, bu. Xt. Ch. Aug. 14, 1729,— 
Charles, bu. Xt, Ch. Aug. 5, 1710, 
Thomas, bu. Xt. Ch. Sep. 29, 1711. 

Ralph Assheton, born at Salford in Lancashire, November 30, 
1695, was brought to Pennsylvania by his parents when scarcely four 
years old, and seems to have depended for his education on the schools 
of the province. Penn took care of his kindred in providing officials 
for the government which he had founded. The Asshetons, thus in- 
troduced into the colony, depended upon public employment as a 

Assheton. 285 

means of livelihood, and either their capacity or else their claim was 
generally recognized among the Proprietary's friends. Accordingly 
when Ralph was in his eighteenth year, the Clerk of the Provincial 
Council, reminding the members present that since his going abroad 
he had been assisted by Robert Assheton as his Deputy, now offered, 
young Ralph beginning to be fit for business, to constitute him his 
Deputy Clerk. To this the Board unanimously agreed : and Ralph 
Assheton continued in this capacity for some time. In August, 1716, 
it being thought that the offices of Recorder and Town Clerk of Phila- 
delphia should not be held by the same person, as had been the case 
since 1708, when Robert Assheton, named as Town Clerk in the 
Charter, was elected Recorder, it was therefore moved in the Corpora- 
tion that if the present incumbent consent, his son Ralph should take 
the Clerkship : whereupon the elder Assheton thanked the members 
for the regard they had for his son, and agreed to relinquish the office 
on the 30th of November following, when Ralph should be of age. 
Ralph Assheton, qualifying on that date, was Town Clerk of Phila- 
delphia during the whole period of his manhood. At his death, he 
was succeeded by Andrew Hamilton the second. In order to permit 
his going abroad, he obtained the consent of the Corporation to the 
appointment of Fenwick Lyell as his Deputy. While in England he 
was consignee of some merchandise shipped by James Logan. 

He was a subscribing witness to the letters of attorney from Han- 
nah Penn and the mortgagees of Pennsylvania, dated April 24, 1724 
and May 25, 1724 respectively, and swore to the signature of Hannah 
Penn and John Woods of London on Aug. 1st following. In Oc- 
tober, 1724, he was made a Common Councilman of the City, and four 
years later was called to the Provincial Council, qualifying October 
11, 1728. He was subsequently a County Justice also, sitting for the 
trial of offences against the Peace, the settlement of Common Pleas, 
and the administration of the business of an Orphans' Court. He also 
sat in the Court of Chancery from July, 1730 until it was abolished, 
the Masters being appointed from the Provincial Council, and several 
of them joining the Governor, who acted as Chancellor, in the decision 
of causes. Ralph Assheton was also a practitioner of the law, his 
name being in the Minutes of the Court of Chancery as counsel in one 
case and also several times in the Dockets of the Supreme Court. He 
figures in the list of " Departed Saints of the Law with whom I have 
been at the Bar," which is scribbled on a leaf of an old Continuance 
Docket of the Common Pleas. But it is probable that he derived his 
support from the plantation on which he resided on the West bank of 

286 Assheton. 

the Schuylkill, being 750 acres now included within the 24th Ward 
of Philadelphia, which he bought from George Roche in 1729. The 
house is still standing on a bluff overlooking the Pennsylvania Rail 
Road tracks a little North of Haverford Street. On the property was 
a valuable stone quarry, which he worked, and also a brewery, con- 
ducted by his son-in-law Humphreys. He also had the franchise of 
running a ferry where now stands the Callowhill Street bridge, this 
being the " Upper Ferry " of the Schuylkill, sometimes called " Asshe- 
ton's Ferry." His other real estate included some lots near Schuyl- 
kill Front and Vine Streets, and from this, Assheton Street, as 
Twenty Third was formerly called, took its name. His personalty 
at his death did not amount to enough to pay 1982/. 6s. '2d. indebted- 
ness. In the inventory exhibited to the Orphans' Court, a conspicu- 
ous item is 290 oz. of silver plate appraised at 123/. 5s. Ralph Asshe- 
ton died in his 51st year, bu. Xt. Ch. Feb. 20, 1745-6. The follow- 
ing letter to one of the Penns is among the MSS. at the Hist. Society 

Philada April 26th : 1746 
Honoured Sir 

I take this Opportunity p Capt Martin to Inform you of the Melan- 
choly News of my Fatlier in Law Ralph Assheton's death after He 
had been a long time afflicted with a Dropsey for which he was thrice 
Tapped & which He bore with a great Deal of patience & Resignation. 

His Loss is very Deplorable to us his Family as He was the Head 
& Stay of us all. AVe are in no Small Confusion at present He hav- 
ing made no will nor Settled any of his affairs tho' often pressed to it 
before He Dyed However I hope in a Short Time to be able to wade 
thro' it all to Sattisfy Every one without being obliged to part with 
any of the Estate. As the Proprietor always show'd a great regard 
& esteem for my Father when alive So Hope He will still be so good 
to continue it to His Family now he is Dead & I am well assur'd we 
shall always endeavour to behave ourselves so as to Deserve it. 

As by my Father's death his office of Notary Publick is become 
vacant & as there is Business enough for two Notaries in this Province 
I take this opportunity wthe the advice of my ^Pply 

myself to you for yr. favours therein & as the Proprietor some time 
agoe was pleas'd to give me his promise of Doing Something for me 
has emboldned me to ask this favour which as well all others shall be 
most gratefully acknowledg'd & as I have the Keeping of my Fathers 
books and have acted severall Times for him in that Business since 
His Sickness Make no Doubt but shall be able to give Content to Every 
One who shall Employ me. 

My Mother <t Wife Joins with me in their Love & Service to yrself 
& Mrs. Frame & Please to accept the same from yr 

Most Obedt. Hum Servt 

Jas. Humphreys 

Assheton. 287 

Ralph Assheton m. Xt. Ch. Nov. 24, 1716 Susanna Redman, dau, 
of Joseph Redman of Phila. She d. at her house in Arch St. Nov. 
24, 1767 in the 66th year of her age. 
Issue : 

Elizabeth, d. y. bu. Dec. 10, 1718, 

Susannah, ra. James Humphreys, see below, 

Robert, bapt. Xt. Ch. June 15, 1726, bu. Xt. Ch. Aug. 8, 

Ralph, bapt. Xt. Ch. Apr. 16, 1729 aged 1 month, bu. Xt. 

Ch. July 2, 1735, 
William, bapt. Xt. Ch, Feb. 8, 1732-3, aged 1 moutii and 3 

days, of Phila., d. unm. bu. Xt. Ch. April 16, 1757^ 
Ralph, b. May 26, 1736, m. Mary Price, see p. 295, 
Thomas, bapt. Xt. Ch. July 29, 1737 aged 2 months, bu. Xt. 

Ch. Sept. 11, 1748, 
Margaret, bapt. Xt. Ch. Oct. 31, 1740 aged 11 weeks, d. 

unm., bu. Xt. Ch. Sept 20, 1761, 
Frances, b. Dec. 10, 1743, m. Stephen Watts, see p. 298. 

Susannah Assheton, dau. of the Councillor, was bu. Xt. Ch. 
Mch. 25, 1753, ra. about 1741 James Humphreys, son of John Hum- 
phreys of Bristol, England, mariner, by his w. Rose Sweatman. He 
was engaged in the brewing business with his father-in-law, after 
whose death he designed setting up as an undertaker, but Lieut. Gov. 
Hamilton bestowed on him the lucrative office of Notary Public ; at 
which favor to the family their kinsman Thomas Penn expressed great 
satisfaction. Humphreys became a conveyancer, and, as a convenience 
to him and his customers, he was appointed one of the County Justices, 
that he might take acknowledgments of deeds, but not to sit in Court. 
He was some time a Warden of Christ Church, and was Secretary 
of the Convention of the Episcopal Clergy of Pennsylvania and the 
Lower Counties which met at Phila. Apr. 30, 1760, adjourning May 
5. He was Clerk of the Orphans' Court for several years prior to the 
Revolution. In 1777, he was arrested as a Tory, and gave his parole. 
(He m., 2nd, Sep. 5, 1759 Ann Powell.) He d. in Phila, bu. Xt. Ch. 
May 16, 1779. 

Issue of James and Susannah Humphreys : 

Susannah, b. March, 1742, m. Samuel Jeffreys, see p. 288, 
Rose, b. May 9, 1744, d. y. bu. July 12, 1744, 
Margaret, b. Aug. 17, 1746, d. y. bu. Sept. 4, 1747, 

288 Assheton — Humphreys branch, 

James, b. Jau. 15, 1748-9, ra. Mary Yorke, see below, 
Assheton, b.Mch.3,1750,m. Frances McClenachan,see p. 289. 

Susannah Humphreys, b. March, 1742, bapt. Xt. Ch. May 14, 
aged 6 weeks and 2days, dau. of James and Susannah Humphreys, see 
p. 287, bu. Xt. Ch. July 24, 1781, m. Sept. 1, 1775 Samuel Jeffreys 
of Phila., who witnessed Joseph Turner the Councillor's will, and 
when it was probated, Dec. 16, 1783, was "beyond sea." 
Issue (surname Jeffreys) : 

Elizabeth, bu. Xt. Ch. July 29, 1776, 

Elizabeth, b. Aug., 1779, d. unm. bu. Xt. Ch. Sept. 30, 1803, 

Samuel, b. May 15, 1781, bu. Xt. Ch. Mch. 18, 1800. 

James Humphreys, b. Jany. 15, 1748-9, son of James and Susan- 
nah Humphreys, as above, was a bookseller in Philadelphia, and at the 
beginning of the American Revolution and during the British occupa- 
tion of the city, published the Pennsylvania Ledger, an ultra-Tory 
newspaper. For this he was attainted of treason, and on the evacua- 
tion of Philadelphia, accompanied the British army to New York ; 
from thence he went to Nova Scotia: but in 1797 he returned to 
Phila., where he engaged in the printing business corner Walnut and 
2nd Sts. He d. Phila. Feb. 3, 1810. He m. Mary, dau. of Thomas 
Yorke of Salem, N. J. She d. Nov., 1797. 
Issue (surname Humphreys) : 
Susanna Yorke, d. s. p., 

James Yorke, b. Oct. 11, 1783, bapt. Xt. Ch., was of Phila., 
stationer and playing-card manufacturer, d. June 1, 1850 in 
his 67th year, m., 1st, Louisa McCauley, and, 2nd, Mary 

Issue (surname Humphreys) by 1st wife : 
John McCauley, b. Jany. 16, 1815, d. y. bu. Xt.Ch. 

June 28, 1822, 
Sarah Louisa, b. July 13, 1816, d. s. p. Jany. 15, 1862, 
Mary Yorke, d. before Jany. 28, 1837, m. William Graham, 
Issue (surname Graham) : 

Ellen, d. Dec, 1880, m. John Armstrong of Cham- 
bersburg. Pa., 

Issue (surname Armstrong) : 

Mary, m. Frank Swentzell of Chambersburg, 
Thomas Yorke, 
Assheton Yorke, d. s. p. before May 31, 1826, 

Assheton — Humphreys branch. 289 

Andrew Yorke, d. s. p. before Sep. 24, 1837, 
LuDOWic Sprogell, d. s. p. 

Martha Yorke, b. Oct. 27, 1797, m. George A. Madeira of 

Issue (surname Madeira) : 

Assheton Humphreys, b. Mch. 3, 1750, son of James and Susan- 
nah Humphreys, and grdson. of the Councillor, p. 288, studied law, 
and practised in the Orphans' Court while his father was Clerk, was 
admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Penna. on Oct. 14, 1774. 
After the Revolution, he seems to have acted chiefly as a conveyancer. 
He d. at Darby, Pa., Sept. 23, 1797. He m. at St. Paul's, Phila., 
July 25, 1771 Frances McClenachan, b. Aug. 14, 1752, d. Jany. 5, 
1786, dau. of Rev. William McClenachan, Rector of St. Paul's, which 
was built as an independent church for him to preach in. Mr. Mc- 
Clenachan's wife was Anne, dau. of Patrick Druramond of Bath, Me., 
and grddau. of Alexander Drummond, native of Ireland. 
Issue (surname Humphreys) : 

Susannah, b. Sept. 15, 1772, m. William Gardiner, see below, 

James, b. Jany 4, 1775, a conveyancer in Phila., d. Dec. 31, 

1802, m. Sep. 20, 1796 Anna Maria, dau. of Humphrey 

Williams of North Liberties, she afterwards m. Alphonso C. 

Ireland, and d. Dec. 20, 1868, 

Issue (surname Humphreys) : 

Assheton, d. Aug. 22, 1802 aged 4 yrs. 11 mos., 
James Williams, d. Apr. — , 1806, aged 4 yrs. 10 
John, b. Oct. 30, 1776, d. y. Oct. 11, 1777, 
Frances, b. Mch. 9, 1779, d. y. Sept. 5, 1779, 
Ann Mary, b. May 30, 1781, m. Thomas Potts, see p. 294, 
Assheton, b. Aug. 14, 1783, d. y. bu. Aug. 31, 1783. 

Susannah Humphreys, b. Sept. 15, 1772, dau. of Assheton and 
Frances Humphreys, as above, became a convert to Quakerism, edited 
"Journal of Dr. Gardiner," and wrote poems which she published 
under the head of " Village Rambles " and " Basket of Frag- 
ments," d. June 24, 1839, m. Dec. 18, 1790 William Gardiner, M. 
D., of Delaware Co., son of Richard Gardiner of West Phila. He 
was b. Mch. 12, 1770, d. Darby Feb. 25, 1813. 


290 Assheton — Gardiner branch. 

Issue of De. William and Susannah Gardiner : 
Frances, b. Oct. 18, 1791, d. y. Nov. 28, 1791, 
Richard, b. Darby Feb. 21, 1793, ra. Hannah Rice, see below, 
Peter, b. Oct. 25, 1795, d. y. Jany. 14, 1797, 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 1797, d. s. p. unm. Mch. 30, 1816, 
James Humphreys, b. Nov. 20, 1799, removed South, 
Ann, b. Oct. 23, 1801, d. y. Feb. 4, 1803, 
William, b. Dec. 9, 1803, m. Hannah Fullerton, see p. 292, 
Assheton Humphreys, b. June 25, 1806, d. y. Mch. 12, 

Susannah H., b. June 24, 1808, m. Isaac C. Yocum, see 

p. 292, 
David Evans, b. Nov. 8, 1810, m. Esther Tribit, see p. 293. 

Richard Gardiner, b. Darby Feb. 21, 1793, son of Dr. William 

and Susan nail Gardiner, as above, studied medicine, taking the degree 

of M. D., afterwards became a Baptist minister, being ordained Jany. 

16, 1830, and practised medicine in Baltimore, Md., d. Mch. 22, 1877, 

m. May 26, 1814 Hannah, dau. of Daniel Rice. 

Issue (surname Gardiner) : 

Eliza, b. Mch. 30, 1815, unm., 

Catharine Rice, m. Edmund Taylor, 
Issue (surname Taylor) : 

Richard Gardiner, ra. Jennie Caryell, 
Esther, m. Henry C. Pratt, M. D., 
Issue (surname Pi'att) : 
William Gardiner, 
James Oellers, d. y., 
Edmund Rice, d."s. p. Oct. 18, 1859, 

Susannah Humphries, m. Oct. 14, 1841 James S. Oellers of 

Phila., grain merchant, who d. Nov. 28, 1872, 
Issue (surname Oellei-s) : 
Hannah Amanda, d. y., 
Sflrah Virginia, d. y., 
James P., m. Maggie Schreve, 
Richard Gardiner, m. E. Augusta McMain, 
Issue (surname Oellers) : 
James McMain, 
Richard G., 
Gertrude, m. Mch. 11, 1867 Thomas H. Martin, 
Issue (surname Martin) : 
Robert, b. Nov. 5, 1869, 

James Oellers, b. Aug. 27, 1871, d. Dec. 5, 1871, 
Gertrude Oellers, 
, d. v., 

Assheton — Gardiner branch. 291 

Amanda, b. Dec. 14, 1821, m. Sep. 27, 1848 Thomas Ustick 
Walter, b. Sep. 4, 1804, studied architecture under William 
Strickland of Philadelphia, M'as architect of Moyaniensing 
Prison, and Girard College (also for three years a Director of 
that institution, and made a tour of Europe to examine the 
workings of similar scliools for the information of the Board), 
built the mole, or breakwater, at La Guayra for the govern- 
ment of Venezuela in 1845, and in 1851 was appointed archi- 
tect of the Capitol Extension at Washington, and held the 
position fourteen years, during which he built the Extension 
and the Dome of the U. S. Capitol, and the East and West 
wings of the Patent Office, — He delivered a course of lec- 
tures on Architecture at the Franklin Institute, Phila., and 
was one of the founders of the American Institute of Archi- 
tects. With John Jay Smith (see Logan) he published Two 
Hundred Designs for Cottages &ct., and Guide to Workers 
in Metals and Stones. He is honorary A. M. (Madison), 
Ph. D. (Lewisburg, Pa.), and LL. D. (Harv.) He is at 
present an assistant architect of the new Public Buildings at 

Philadelphia, — 

Issue (surname Walter) : 

Irene, b. Aug. '27, 1849, d. y. Apr. 27, 1851, 
Eichani Gardiner, b. Mch. 23, 1855, 
William Assheton, b. Jany. 13, 1824, grad. M. D. (Jeff.), was 

Prof, of Anatomy and Surgery in the Hahnemann Homoeo- 
pathic College, Pliila., served as Surgeon of 1st Reg't., Pa. 
Vols., d. Apl. 29, 1863, m. June 5, 1849 Mary P., dau. of 

John Hunter of Del. Co., Pa., 
Issue (surname Gardiner) ; 
"William Hunter, 
Henry Clay, 
Anna Hunter, 

Daniel Eice, b. Oct. 21, 1828, grad. M. D., m. Nov. 20, 1849 

Helen Walter, b. Apl. 15, 1830, dau. of Thomas U. Walter 

above named by his 1st wife. 

Issue (surname Gardiner) : 

Kicliard, b. Oct. 7, 1850, M. D., m. Mary Jane Burch, 
Issue (surname Gardiner) : 
Mary Ann E. Walter, b. Aug. 18, 1852, m. Dec. 5, 1872 Arthur 
L. Terry of N. J., 

Issue (surname Terry) : 

Helen Walter, b. Dec. 6, 1874, died Aug. 27, 1875, 
Arthur L,, b. June 5, 1878, 

292 Assheton — Gardiner branch. 

Thomas U. Walter, b. Oct. 24, 1854, m. Henrietta Kichmond,. 
Issue (surname Gardiner) : 
Daniel R., b. Oct. 11, 1876, 
Ida Walter, b. July 10, 1858, m. Oct. 31, 1877 Frank P. Dell, 
Issue (surname Dell) : 

Helen Gardiner, b. Mch. 18, 1879, 
Helen Walter, b. June 25, 1861, unm., 

Richard, d. y. 

William Gardiner, b. Dec. 9, 1803, son of Dr. William and 
Susannah Gardiner, see p. 290, d. May 28, 1872, m. Dec. 21, 182& 
Hannah Fullertou. 

Issue (surname Gardiner) : 

Mary Ann Humphreys, b. Mch. 1, 1828, m. Apl. 28, 185^ 

William S. Russell, of Paschalville, 

Issue (surname Russell) : 

William Gardiner, b. Mch. 12, 1860, 
Anna Milley, b. Oct. 4, 1862, 
Frank Sheldrake, b. Jany. 11, 1866, 

Frances Lodge, b. Sept., 1830, d. y. July 28, 1832, 

William P., b. May 23, 1833, d. y. Feb. 21, 1834, 

David Evans, b. Dec. 17, 1834, M. D., m. Feb. 15, 1858 Annie 

M. Whitehead, 

Issue (surname Gardiner) : 

Willett Whitehead, b. Dec. 20, 1859, d. June 29, 1860, 
Mary Whitehead, b. June 13, 1861, d. Nov. 21, 1867, 
Elizabeth Whitehead, b. Aug. 20, 1863, 
Maria Whitehead, b. Sept. 23, 1865, 
William, b. Mch. 1, 1868, 
Anna Maria, b. Dec. 4, 1837, m. Dec. 1, 1859 George W. 


Issue (surname Smith) : 

Joseph B., b. May 17. 1862, d. Sept. 19, 1863, 

William G., b. Feb. 5, 1865, 

George W., b. Feb. 13, 1867, d. Jany. 19, 1868, 

J. K. Lee. b. Aug. 13, 1870, 

Hannah Mary, b. Aug. 13, 1870, 

Richard, b. June 21, 1840, d. y. May 19, 1842, 
Richard F., b. Sept. 17, 1843, m. Nov. 20, 1867, Naomi P.- 

Issue (surname Gardiner) : 

William Johnson, b. Oct. 4, 1869. 

Susannah H. Gardiner, b. June 24, 1808, dau. of Dr. William 
and Susannah Gardiner, see p. 290, m. Isaac C. Yocum of Kingsessing. 
He d. Apl. 6, 1866. 

Issue (surname Yocum) : 

Frances H., b. Nov. 25, 1830, m. William P. Lewis, 

Issue (surname Lewis) : 

Samuel Y., b. June 5, 1853, d. July 8, 1855, 
Elias M., b. Oct. 29, 1854, 

Assheton — Yocu7n branch. 293 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 4, 1856, 

William II., b. Mch. 11, 1858, 

Susannah II., b. Mch. 11, 1860, 

Marv M., b. Oct. 15, 1862, 

Frank J., b. Feb. 10, 1865, 

Sallie J., b. Dec. 11, 1867, d. Feb. 6, 1868, 

Fannie, b. Dec. 11, 1867, d. Aug. 8, 1868, 

Charles S., b. Mch. 15, 1870, 

and others (?), 

Margaretta 11., b. Aug. 19, 1832, m. Mch. 20, 1852 Adam 
Tracy, native of Manchester, England, 

Issue (surname Tracy) : 
John, b. Apl. 15, 1853, 
Fanny L., b. Feb. 9, 1855, 
Joseph, b. July 22, 1857, 
Isaac Y., b. Feb. 4, 18G0, 
Jacob H., b. Feb. 9, 1862, 
William, b. Oct. 6, 1864, 

David Gardiner, b. July 2, 1867, d. July 13, 1868, 
and others (?), 

ISTaomi, b. June 21, 1834, d. y. Sept. 25, 1834, 

Peter G., b. Aug. 12, 1836, of West Phila., m. May 5, 1855 

Ella Sidebotham, 

Issue (surname Yocum) : 

John Henry, b. May 31, 1856, 
Anna, b. Mch. 13. 1858, 
Sarah L., b. Dec. 25, 1860, 
Josephine, b. Sept. 19, 1863, 
Naomi, b. Feb. 5, 1867, 
Susannah, b. Nov. 4, 1869, 
and others (?), 

Isaac C, b. Oct. 28, 1837, d. unm. Mch. 1, 1860, 

Jacob H., b. Dec. 20, 1839, m. Sept. 11, 1865, Fredericka A. 

Gieskieng, a native of Prussia, 
Issue (surname Yocum) : 
Clara R., b. July 3, 1866, 
Isaac, b. Jany. 12, 1868, 
Henry G., b. July 26, 1869, 
and others (?), 

Joseph K., b. Dec. 9, 1842, 

Sallie L., b. Feb. 24, 1845, d. Apl. 4, 1866, m. June 5, 1865 
William A. Smith of Milton, Northumberland Co., 

Issue (surname Smith) : 

Sallie L., b. Apl. 2, 1866, d. y., 

William G., b. Apl. 17, 1848, m. Sept. 26, 1867 Annie O. 

Issue (surname Yocum) : 

Winfield H., b. Aug. 6, 1869, 
perhaps others. 

David Evans Gaediner, b. Nov. 8, 1810, son of Dr. William 
and Susannah Gardiner, see p. 290, entered the Methodist ministry in 
1840, d. West Chester, Pa., Nov. 14, 1846 ra. Mch. 3, 1831 Esther 
Tribit, dau. of Samuel and Catherine Tribit of Delaware Co. 

294 Assheton — Gardirnr branch. 

Issue (surname Grardiner) : 
Lucinda, d. y., 
Ashtou Humphreys, b. Feb. 23, 1834, d. Jany. 20, 1872, m.. 

Emma Barstow of Portland, Me., 
Catharine T., d. y., 
William, served in Union Army during late Civil War, d. 

Feb. 19, 1862, 
John Summerfield, served in Union Army, d. Arkansas Sep., 

Richard Henry, served in Union Army, d. Nov. 11, 1862, 
Anna Maria Stokes, m. Aug. 23, 1865 Thomas J. Grimeson of 

Chambersburg, Pa. 

Ann Mary Huimphreys, b. May 30, 1781, dau. of Assheton and 
Frances Humphreys, see p. 289, d. Nov. 5, 1843, m. Dec. 3, 1803 
Thomas Potts, son of Col. Thomas Potts of Coventry, Chester Co. 
Issue of Thomas and Ann Mary Potts : 

JuLiANNA, b. Dec. 8, 1804, m. Robert Hobart Potts, see 

Francis D., d. num., 
Susan, d. unm., 

Thomas Assheton, b. June 14, 1814, m. Mary Ann Haines, 
see below. 

JULIANNA Potts, b. Dec. 8, 1804, dau. of Thomas and Ann Mary 
Pott«, as above, d. Jany. 30, 1868, m. Sep., 1832 Robert Hobart Potts, 
son of David Potts. 

Issue (surname Potts) : 

Anna May, m. Frederick S. Ewing of Pughtown, Chester 

Co., Pa., 
Nathaniel, d. Oct. 23, 1872, m. 1862 Susan A. Smith, 

Issue (surname PoUs) : 
Mary Frances, 
Emma Virginia, 
Deborah Smith, 
Francis Thomas, of Pughtown, m. Susan A., widow of Na- 
thaniel Potts, 

Issue (surname Potts) : 

Kobert Hobart, b. Feb., 1877, 

Thomas Assheton Potts, b. Coventry, Chester Co., June 14, 

Assheton — Potts branch. 295 

1814, son of Thomas and Ann Mary Potts, as above, d. July 29, 1863, 
m. Aug. 12, 1835 Marv Ann, dau. of Joseph Haines of Medford, 

Issue (surname Potts) : 

William Morgan, b. Darby Feb. 24, 1838, m. Nov. 26, 1863 
Mary E., dau. of Joseph French of Bass River, N. J., 

Issue (surname Potts) : 

Frank Asslieton, b. Medford, N. J., Jany. 1, 1865, 

Nathan Haines, b. Kingsessing Nov. 28, 1839, ra. Dec. 17, 

1866 Anna, dau. of Mordecai Gifford, M. D., of Phila., 

Issue (surname Potts) : 

Charles Edward, b. Phila., Aug. 1, 1867, 

Marion Fennimore, b. Camden, N. J., Aug. 13, 1844, m. June 
6, 1867 Jonathan Lumrais, son of Jonathan Lummis of 
Bridgeton, N. J., 

Issue (surname Lummis) : 

Howard Asslieton, b. Camden, Janv. 2, 1869, 
Mary Ella, b. Camden Feb. 28, 1871, 
Clarence Potts, b. Camden Mch. 16, 1873, 
Mary Ann, b. Ellisburg Nov. 26, 1845, m. June 12, 1872 

Joseph B. Evans, son of Joseph and Matilda Evans of Tren- 
ton, N. J., 

Issue (surname Evans) : 

Harry Tamanus, b. Trenton May 5, 1874, 

Isabella Haines, b. Medford Apr. 17, 1848, 
Anna May, b. Medford Mch. 18, 1850, m. Jany. 3, 1872 Al- 
fred Lawson, son of Wra. C. Lawson of Phila., 

Issue (surname Lawson) : 

Emily May, b. Kockville, 111., Jany. 10, 187.3, 

Thomas Humphrey, b. Medford Apr. 17, 1852, of Phila., 
David Gardiner, b. Medford Feb. 4, 1854, m. June 6, 1881 

Bessie Eyre Clement, dau. of Joseph C. and Frances Clement 

of Phila., 
Sarah Jane, b. Medford Jany. 12, 1857, m. Mch. 16, 1881 

John H. Briggs, son of William Briggs, of Phila,, 
Juliana, b. Medford Jany. 11, 1859, 
Rebecca Smith, b. Medford June 24, 1861. 

Ralph Assheton, b. May 26, 1736, son of the Councillor, studied 
medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland, under Henry Watson and Gilbert 
Laing, and practised in Phila., d. July 9, 1773, m. June 12, 1766 
Mary, dau. of Jonathan Price. She was b. Dec. 20, 1743, and d. after 
her husband. 
Issue : 

Susannah, b. Oct. 6, 1767, d. s. p. unm., 

296 Assheton. 

Anna Maria, b. Dec. 17, 1768, d. s. p. untn., 
Frances, b. May — , 1770, ra. Joseph Henry, see below, 
Maria, b. Dec, 1772, m. John Claxton, see p. 297. 

Frances Assheton, b. May — , 1770, dau. of Dr. Ralph and 
Mary Assheton, as above, d. 1852, m. Joseph Henry of Montgomery 
Co., a native of Ireland. 

Issue of Joseph and Frances Henry : 

Mary Assheton, b. 1805, ni. John Beatty, see below, 
Emeline Main, b. 1807, m. James Hooven see p. 297. 

Mary Assheton Henry, b. Aug. 12, 1805, dau. of Joseph and 
Frances Henry, as above, m. Dec. 4, 1833 John Beatty of Doyles- 
town, Pa. 

Issue (surname Beatty) : 

Reading, b. Sep. 2, 1834, of Harrisburg, m. Feb. 19, 1856 
Harriet A., dau. of Joseph Moorhead, 
Issue (surname Beatty) : 

Mary Assheton, b. Dec. 11, 1857, m. Feb. 5, 1881 

George Bastert, 
Joseph Moorhead, b. June 16, 1859, 
Charles Clinton, b. Apr. 25, 1861, 
John, b. Jany. 30, 1863, 
Robert L. C, b. Feb. 10, 1869, 
Elizabeth Moorhead, b. May 29, 1873, 
Emily Curwen, b. July 9, 1875, 
Frances Henry, b. Nov. 5, 1837, m. Nov. 7, 1861 Robert 
Holmes, Lieut. 104 regt. Pa. Vols., 
Issue (surname Holmes) : 

Minnie Hamilton, b. Aug. 10, 1865, 
John Beatty, b. Mch. 15, 1868, 
Elizabeth Henry, b. Feb. 28, 1870, 
Robert Francis, b. Apr. 20, 1872, 
Mary Assheton, b. May 4, 1874, 
Emily Moore, b. Aug. 6, 1877, 
Frances Augusta Assheton, b. Feb. 28, 1880, 
Joseph Henry, b. Mch. 11, 1840, of Phila., m. Oct. 24, 
1865 Olive M., dau. of Abraham Kerns of Venango Co., 

Issue (surname Beatty) : 

Asshefon — Beaity branch. 297 

Mary May, b. May 10, 1867, 
Frances Augusta, b. July 15, 1869, 
Emma Assheton, b. June 26, 1871, 
Sarah Steel, b. July 6, 1873, 
John Edmund, b. Dec. 27, 1875, 
Reading, b. Aug. 19, 1877, 
Susan Assheton, b. Nov. 30, 1842, unm. 

Emeline Main Henry, b. 1807, dau. of Joseph and Frances 
Henry, p. 296, d. 1872, m. 1834 James Hooven, b. 1808, now of 
*' Norristown Iron Works" — established 1846 — at Norristown Pa., 
son of Benjamin and Janet Ekron Hooven. 
Issue (surname Hooven) : 

Joseph Henry, b. 1835, iron manufacturer, 
Alexander, b. 1838, iron manufacturer, m. 1865 Kate F., 
dau. of Owen and Mary Haysor, 
Issue (surname Hooven) : 
Mary Ella, b. 1866, 
James, b. 1868, 
Emeline Henry, b. 1871, 
Frances Assheton, b. 1873, 
Henry Raysor, b. 1876, d. y. 1878, 
Jeannette, b. 1840, m. 1867 Geifroy P. Denis, now of Ches- 
ter, Pa., son of Narcisse F. H. and Marietta Denis, 
Issue (surname Denis) : 
James Hooven, b. 1868, 
Helen N., b. 1872, 
Mary Assheton, b. 1844, m. 1873 John W. Schall, entered 
Union army as Capt., Co. K, 87th Penna., promoted to Col. 
May 9, 1863, wounded at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864, 
while in command of a brigade, late Recorder of Deeds of 
Montgomery Co. — his parents were David and Catharine A. 

Maria Assheton, b. Dec, 1772, dau. of Dr. Ralph and Mary 
Assheton, p. 296, d. Nov. 20, 1807, m. Xt. Ch. Apr. 5, 1794 John 
Claxton of Phila., merchant, who d. Sep. 11, 1844. 
Issue (surname Claxton) : 

Assheton, b. Jany. 28, 1795, d. unm. Oct. 10, 1874, 
Louisa, b. May 6, 1797, d. unm. Sept. 27, 1880, 

298 Assheton — Claxton branch. 

John William, b. May 11, 1801, d. 1836, m. 3rd Presbyt. 
Phila. May 29, 1828 Sarah D., dau. of John R. McMullin, 
shed. July 17, 1831, 
Issue (surname Claxton) : 

John William, rector of St. Mark's (P. E.) Church, 
Cheyenne, Wyoming Ty., m. . 

Frances Assheton, b. Phila. Dec. 10, 1843, dau. of the Council- 
lor, d. at Opelousas, La., m. Xt. Ch. by Rev. Dr. Peters the Council- 
lor Mch. 12, 1767 Stephen Watts, son of Stephen Watts of Southamp- 
ton, Bucks Co., and 5th in descend from Sir Thomas Watts, Lord 
Mayor of London in 1600, grad. at College of Phila. in 1762, and 
became a tutor in the College. His essay was published. He became 
a lawyer, and removed with his wife to Louisiana in 1774, and was 
afterwards Recorder of Deeds of the English settlement on the Missis- 

Issue of Stephen and Frances Watts : 

Stephen Assheton, b. Phila. Aug. 9, 1768, d. y. Phila. 

Assheton, b. Oct. 20, 1769, left home when 15yrs. of age, 
after his parents removed to the Mississippi River, and never 
since heard from, 
Susanna, b. Apl. 4, 1771, m. William Wikoff, see below, 
Elizabeth, b. May 4, 1773, d. s. p. 3 mos. after marriage, 
m. 1792 Manuel Gayoso de Leraos, who afterwards married 
her sister, 
Margaret Cyrilla, b. Mch. 23, 1775, m., 1st, Manuel 

Gayoso de Lemos, and, 2nd, James Stelle, see p. 302, 
Frances, b. at Belmont on the Mississippi 1778, d. y. 

Susanna Watts, b. Phila. Apl. 4, 1771, dau. of Stephen and 
Frances Watts, as above, d. at Opelousas, La., m. Feb. 21, 1791 Wil- 
liam AVikoff of Louisiana. 

Issue of William and Susanna Wikoff : 
Manuel, d. unm., 

Stephen Watts, m. Celeste Collins, see p. 299, 
William, m., 1st, Martha Rogers, and, 2nd, Delia Webb, see 

p. 299, 
James, d. unm., 
Daniel, d. unm.. 

Assheton — Wikoff branch. 299 

George, d. unra., 

Ralph, d. unm., 

Frances Assheton, m. David Pannill, see p. 300, 

Eliza, m. W. Parrot, see p. 301. 

Stephen Watts Wikoff, son of William and Susanna Wikoff, 
as above, d. Aug., 1856, m. Celeste Collins, who d. about 1827. 
Issue (surname Wikoff) : 

Mary Eleanor, b. 1825, m. 1841 John Arthur Taylor, M. 
D., of Opelousas, 

Issue (surname Taylor) : 

Stephen Watts Wikoff, of Nanjemoy Plantation near 
Washington, La., m. Fanny Chalmers Glenn, 

Issue (surname Taylor) : 
Jolin Arthur, 
Stephen Watts, d. inf., 
John Arthur, killed in C. S. Army 1863, 

Walter Hanson Stone, d. 1854, 

William Wikoff, d. 1857, 

Theophilus Collins, d. 1851, 

Mary Celeste, unm., 

Ralph Ashton,d. 1856, 

Annie Stone, unm., 

Lizzie Posey, uum,, 

Mary Eleanor, unm., 

John Arthur, d. 1870, 

R. E. Lee, d. 1877. 

William Wikoff, son of William and Susanna Wikoff, see pre- 
ceding page, d. Dec, 1844, m., 1st, Martha Rogers, and, 2nd, Delia 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Wikoff) : 
d. y., 

d- y-, 

William, d. y., 

Frances, m. Gabriel Grevemberg, 

Issue (surname Grevemberg) : 

Gabriel, m. Louise , 

Issue (surname Grevemberg) : 

Matilde, d. y., 

George, m. Nannie Frazier, 

300 Assheton — Wikoff branch. 

Issue ;^ surname Gr^vemberg) : 
William Wikoff, 

Samuel, d. y., 

Amelie, m. Wise, M. D., 

Issue (surname Wise) : 

Issue by 2nd wife (surname Wikoff) : 
George, m. Celeste Lastrapes, 

Chaelotte, m., 1st, Adolphe Olivier, and, 2nd, Mor- 
gan, Judge in La., 

Issue by 1st husband (surname Olivier): 
Rosa, d. s. p., m. Alfred Lastrapes, 
Adolphe, d, y., 
William Wikoff, unm., 
Issue by 2nd husband (surname Morgan) : 
Fanny, d. inf., 
Susan, d. y., 

Martha, m. her cousin Richard Parrott, see p. 302, 
, d. inf. shortly after its father. 

Frances Assheton Wikoff, dau. of William and Susanna 
Wikoff, p. 299, d. about 1824, m. David Pannill, who d. about 1824. 
Issue (surname Pannill) : 
several, d. y., 

Matilda, dec'd, m. Edwin Bruce Scott, M. D., 
Issue (surname Scott) : 
three, d. y., 

Pannill, m. Mary Marshall Prescott, 

Issue (surname Scott) : 

Henrietta, m. Pickett, 

Issue (surname Pickett) : 



Scott Ashton, 

Edwin Bruce, 


three, d. y, 
Frances, unm., 

Frances, m. Thos. A. Cooke, M. D., 

Assheton — Pannill branch. 301 

Issue (surname Cooke) : 

Thomas Didlock, ra. Fanny Taylor, 

Issue (surname Cooke) : 
Harriet Mackall, 
Fanny Pannill, 
Eleanor Wikoff" 
Thomas Alfred, 
"Walter Hanson Stone, dec'd, 
David Pannill, 
Catherine, d. y., 

John, d. y., 

Henry, d. y., 

Frances Louisa, ra. A. Lastrapes, 
Issue (surname Lastrapes) : 
Fanny Louisa, 

Lucy Cooke, 
f Thomas Cooke, 
\ Lewis Mavrick, 
David Pannill, killed in C. S. Army, 

Lucy Stephena, d. unra., 

Mary Virginia, m. Peter Compton, 

Issue (surname Compton) : 
Thomas Alfred, 
Maria Elizabeth, unm., 

Catherine Esther, m. Leonidas Edwards, 
Issue (surname Edwards) : 

, d. y., 

Thomas Cooke, 

George Arthur Mordecai, 

Susan W., m. Henry Gibbon, son of Isaac Gibbon by his w. 

Hester Smith, 

Issue (surname Gibbon) : 

Frances, unm., 

Henry, in C. S. Army, dec'd, 

Hester, m. W. Posey, 

Issue (surname Posey) : 

Henry Gibbon, 



Susan Maria, 



Charles Grevemberg, m. Dollie Garrigues, 
Issue (surname Gibbon) : 

Catherine, unm., 
Samuel, d. y. 

302 Assheton — Parrott branch. 

Eliza Wikoff, dau. of William and Susanna Wikoff, p. 299, now 
in Louisiana, m. W. Parrott. 
Issue (surname Parrott) : 

Richard, m. his cousin Martha Wikoff, 
Issue (surname Parrott) : 

Elizabeth, m. Edmund Quick, 

Margaret Cyrilla Watts, b. at Belmont on the Mississippi 
Mch. 23, 1775, dau. of Stephen and Frances Watts, p. 298, d. Opelou- 
sas. La. May 19, 1829, m., 1st, 1796 Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, 
Brigadier General and Governor of the Spanish colony at Natchez 
until 1797, when he succeeded the Baron de Carondelet as Governor of 
Louisiana. He died in office July 18, 1799 in his 48th year. 

His widow, Margaret Cyrilla, above mentioned, m., 2nd, 1805 
James Stelle, Capt. of U. S. Artillery. He resigned his rank in the 
army after his marrige, and settled as a planter at Opelousas, where he 
d. Sep. 6, 1820. 

Issue by 1st husband (surname Gayoso de Lemos) : 

Fernando, b. Natchez July 14, 1797, m., 1st, Julia Ann 
Wyoff, and, 2nd, Lodoiska Cecilia Perez, see below, 
Issue by 2nd husband (surname Stelle) : 
James, d. unm., 

Frances Assheton, m. Joshua Baker, see p. 303, 
Caroline, m. John Brownson, see p. 304, 
Lewis, b. Jan. 9, 1813, d. aged 17, 

Edward, b. May 9, 1815, d. unm. Brooklyn Sept. 27, 1850, 
Sarah, b. Oct. 20, 1817, m. Abner Pride, see p. 307, 

Fernando Gayoso de Lemos, b. Natchez July 14, 1797, son of 
Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos by Margaret C. his wife, as above, m., 
1st., about 1816 at Baton Kouge Julia Ann Wyoff, who d. Opelousas 
1823, and, 2nd, in 1825 at Baton Rouge Lodoiska Cecilia Perez. 
Issue by 1st wife (surname Gayoso de Lemos) : 
Eliza, d. y. Baton Rouge 1819, 
Manuel, d. Natchetoches Nov. 27, 1835, 
James, d. Natchetoches July, 1839, 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Gayoso de Lemos) : 
Caroline, b. July, 1826, d. y. Sep. 7, 1826, 

Assheton — Gayoso de Lemos branch. 303 

Margaret Cyrilla, b. Opelousas Aug. 31, 1830, d. New 

Orleans Aug. 14, 1867, m. May 2, 1845 Merret More 

Kobinson of Norfolk, Va., who d. Pascagoula, Miss., May 

28, 1850, 

Issue (surname Robinson) : 

Anna Amelia, b. New Orleans May 2, 1846, d. unm. 

June 3, 1872, 

Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, b. Pascagoula Aug. 1, 1848, 

d. y. Mch. 7, 1854, 

Aurora, b. Aug. 20, 1831, ra. Mch., 1850 Thomas Benton 

Hart of Lexington, Ky., who d. San Antonio, Texas, Jany. 

9, 1875, 

Issue (surname Hart) : 

Eda, b. June 2, 1852, m. 1875 Leopold of 


Irvin, b. Jany. 7, 1854, m. 1880 , 

Issue : a son, 

Fannie, b. May 8, 1858, m. Nov., 1878 Arthur Pres- 
cott of Waco, Texas, 

Issue : two daughters, 
Aurora Gayoso, b. Mch., 1860, m. Jany. 1, 1880 Rich- 
ard West of Ohio, who d. Houston, Texas, Sep. 7, 
1881 s. p., 
Thomas Benton, b. 1862, 
Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, b. 1864, 
Fernando, b. St. Martinsville, La., Oct. 6, 1833, d. s. p. 

Felicit^: Beauregard, b. Feb. 1, 1836, m. Houma Aug. 28, 
1856 Charles Teuneut of Del., 
Issue (surname Tennent) : 

Mary Perez, b. Houma Dec. 5, 1857, 
Jennie Lodoiska, b. Dec. 22, 1859, m. June 28, 1880 
Robert Ruffiu Barrow, of Parish Terre Bonne, La., 

Issue (surname Barrow) : 

Volumnia Hunley, b. Sept. 16, 1881, 

Fernando Gayoso de Lemos, b. Oct. 1, 1862. 

Frances Assheton Stelle, dau. of James and Margaret Stelle, 
d. at the age of 22, m. Joshua Baker, Judge in Louisiana. 
Issue (surname Baker) : 

Anthony Wayne, d. Oct. 2, 1854, m. Emma Fuselier, dau. 
of La Clair Fuselier of La., 
Issue (surname Baker) : 

304 Assheton — Baker branch. 

Joshua Gabriel, m. Evelina Castello, 
Issue (surname Baker) : 
Evelina, , 

Christine Marie, m. William Campbell, 

Makgaret C, m. John P. Van Bergen of Lyme, Conn., 

Issue (surname Van Bergen) : 

Joshua Baker, d. inf., 

Fanny Assiieton, 


Kate Walton, m. Frederick E. Clark, 

Issue (surname Clark) : 
Constance Slocomb, 
James G., 
Anthony Baker, d. y., 

Caroline Bisland, d. unm., 

Maria Louisa, 

William Searls, 

Thomas Sturges, 


Caroline Louisa, d. Sep. 3, 1861, m. William A. Bisland, 

Issue (surname Bisland) : 

Calvin Witherspoon, d. s. p. about 1862, 

Joshua Baker, of Houma, La., m. Kitty Cage, 

Issue (surname Bisland) : 
two children, 
Jane Lambdin, m. Harry Cage, of Houma, La., 

Issue (surname Cage) : 

Margaret Cerilla, m. William Conuell. 

Caroline Stelle, dau. of James and Margaret Stelle, p. 302, is 

now of New Orleans, m. John Brownson, Judge in Louisiana. 

Issue (surname Brownson) : 

Elizabeth, b. Opelousas Feb. 26, 1829, m. Brooklyn Oct. 

10, 1850 David Ker of New Iberia, La., atty.-at-law and 


Issue (surname Ker) : 

Caroline Stelle, b. July 11, 1851, d. Aug. 8, 1851, 

Mary Baker, 

Elizabeth Brownson, m. Jany. 10, 1877 Charles Taylor 

Cade of Louisiana, planter, 
Issue (surname Cade) : 

Charles Taylor, 
Elizabeth Ker, 

Assheton — Brownson branch. ' 305 

Kate Patton, 

Fannie Stelle, 

Margaret Bisland, m. Dec. 16, 1880 Haywood Prince 
of New York, 

John Brownson, 

David, d. y. Jany. 1, 1863, 

William Henry, 

Sarah Butler, 
James, of Newport, R. I., m. Williams, dau. of Cole- 
man Williams of Tenn., afterwards of N. Y., 
Issue (surname Brownson) : 

Howell Williams, d. y., 

Coleman Williams, 


Mary Bruce, 


James Stelle, 

John, of Charenton, Parish St. Mary, La., m. Emma Baker, 
widow of Anthony W. Baker before named. 
Issue (surname Brownson) : 

La Clair, d. y., 

a dau., d. y., 

Joseph, d. y., 

Anthony Baker, 



Edward Stelle, 




Frances Assheton, m. John R. Bisland of Houma, La., 
Issue (surname Bisland) : 

Edward Stelle, 

Caroline Brownson, m. Sep., 1879 Albert G. Cage of 


Issue (surname Cage) : 
John Brownson, 


306 Assheton — Brownson branch. 

Ash ton, 

William Alexander, 


Fannie Ashton, 
Caroline, ra. John A. Gillmore, M. D., of La., who d. 1876» 
Issue (surname Gillmore) : 

Francis Assheton, 

Louis Stelle, d. v., 

a dau., d. v., 

a dau., d. y., 

a dau., d. y., 

Mary Brownson, 

Margaret Cyrtlla, m. Tiioraas Shields Bislaud of Mt. 
Repose near Natchez, Miss., 
Issue (surname Bisland) : 

Mary Louise, 

Levina, d. y., 

Elizabeth Ker, 


Eugene Presley, 

Margaret AVatts, 

Lenox Witherspoon, 

Ninie Stelle, 

Guy, d. y., i 

Estelle, d. y., 
Mary, m. Kichard W. How of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Issue (surname How) : 

Mary, d. y., 

Richard W., 

Josephine Wells, 

Celestine Wells, 

Edward Stelle, of Brooklyn, m. Morison, dau. of 

Hector Morison of Brooklyn, 
Issue (surname Brownson) : 

Mary Morison, 

Edward Stelle, 

Lucy Norman, d. y., 
Sarah Louise, m. John L. iLow, of Brooklyn, 
Issue (surname How) : 

Assheion — Broionson branch. 307 

Sarah Louise, b. South Oyster Bay, June 24, 1871, 
Celestine Wells, d. y., 
John, d. y., 

James, b. Brooklyn Sep. 21, 1876, 
Lewis Assheton, d. y. 

Sarah Stelle, b. Opelousas, La., Oct. 20, 1817, dau . of James 
and Margaret Stelle, p. 302, now living in Brooklyn, m. Potsdam, 
St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Apr. 25, 1838 Abner Pride. 
Issue (surname Pride) : 

Edward Stelle, b. Potsdam Apr. 23, 1839, 
Caroline Cerilla, b. Potsdam Aug. 7, 1841, m. Staten 
Island Sep. 16, 1875 (being 2nd w. of) William A. Bisland 
of " Ho{)e Farm," Parish Terre Bonne, La., 
Issue (surname Bisland) : 

Ralph, b. near Natchez Nov. 24, 1868, 
Caroline Louise, b. " Hope Farm" May 4, 1874, 
Sarah Stelle, b. " Hope Farm " July 12, 1875, 
William Witherspoon, b. "Hope Farm " Apr. 21, 1878, 
Elizabeth Williams, b. "Hope Farm" Feb. 6, 1880, 
Frances Emily, b. Potsdam Jany. 3, 1843, d. y. Aug. 6, 

Anthony Baker, b. Potsdam, Apr. 15, 1845, 
James Stelle, b. Potsdam Sej). 7, 1846, 
Louis Assheton, b. Potsdam Jany. 30, 1848, 
Margaret Frances Assheton, b. Potsdam Aug. 28, 1849, 

d. y. Mch. 12, 1852, 
Harriet Frances, b. Potsdam Aug. 25, 1857. 

John Penn. 

From a William Penn of Mintie, Gloucestershire, yeoman, whose 
will was probated in 1592 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and 
who appears from John Penn's letter (see Conner's Sketch of Admiral 
Penn) to have been son of the secularized monk who built Penn Lodge, 
Co. Wilts, descended the Founder of Pennsylvania. The grandfather 
of the latter, Giles Penn, was a captain in the navy ; but the eminence 
of the family was achieved by Giles's son, William, who rose to be Vice 
Admiral of England before he was thirty one years of age. He was 
knighted by King Ciiarles II, and served under the Duke of York, 
afterwards King James II. 

William Penn, son and executor of the Admiral, after embracing 
the principles of Friends, obtained the grant of the soil and govern- 
ment of Pennsylvania in consideration of his father's services and a 
debt due from the Crown. The Duke of York granted to him the 
Lower Counties, comprising what is now the State of Delaware. Wil- 
liam Penn, the first Proprietary, died July 30, 1718, leaving by his 
1st wife, Gulielma Maria, dau. and heiress of Sir William Springett, 
Kt., a son and dau. : William and Laetitia, the latter d. s. p., and the 
former being ancestor of the Penn-Gaskell family. 

The Proprietaryship of Pennsylvania Act. passed under the first 
Proprietary's will to his sons John, Thomas, and Richard, chil- 
dren of his 2nd wife, Hannah, dau. of Thomas Callowhill of Bristol. 
John, who had a double share, d. s. p. Oct. 18, 1746, whereby three 
fourths of Pennsylvania vested in his brother Thomas. The latter 
married in 1751 Juliana, 4th dau. of the Earl of Pom fret, and was 
ancestor of Thomas Gordon Penn, the last male of that line, who d. 
Sep. 9, 1869, and of William Stuart, Esq., of Bedfordshire, Eng., now 
heir-at-law of the Founder. 

RiCHAED Penn, son of the first Proprietary, and entitled to one fourth 
of the Proprietary estate, withdrew from the Society of Friends, and 
brought up his children in the Church of England, and resided in 
England, where he d, Jany., 1771, m. Hannah Lardner, sister of the 
Councillor of that name, and had issue : John Penn, the Councillor, 

John Penn. 309 

Richard Penn, the Councillor, Hannah Penn, and William Penn, the 
last d. y., and Hannah m. James Clayton. 

John Penn, son of Richard and Plannah Penn, was b. London 
July 14, 1729. While a scliool boy, he clandestinely married the 
daughter of a James Cox of London, in her self or her surroundings 
objectionable to his family. His uncle Thomas Penn, who was then 
a bachelor interested in his brother's children, discovered it, hunted 
him up, and sent him out of England. Under the charge of Robert 
Duuant, whom his uncle employed as his governor, he was taken to 
Geneva, and at the University of that city, acquired great proficiency 
in his studies, bitterly repenting of his rash step as he reflected upon 
what he had done, and as he found his wife's family were trying to 
communicate with him. The father-in-law wrote to him in 1751, 
after he had been away four years, to induce him to cut loose from the 
Penn family, as he wasof age, and his uncle's recent marriage rendered 
it unlikely that he should be his heir ; but John Penn, after a trip to 
Italy, where he spent more money than his uncle thought proper, 
cheerfully submitted to his uncle and father, who did not scruple at 
sending him permanently from his wife. Lieut. Gov. Hamilton, to 
whom the story was confided, offered him a home in Pennsylvania. 
In order to see his father before crossing the Atlantic, he came as pri- 
vately as possible to England. His return being discovered, he hastily 
withdrew to Lille, and waited until an opportunity offered to go to 
America. He then recrossed the Channel, took ship, and, after vari- 
ous delays and a voyage of seven weeks and three days, arrived in 
New York, Nov. 21, 1752, He reached Philadelphia on December 
1st, and became the guest of Hamilton at Bush Hill. Richard Hock- 
ley writes, "The approbation of our beef and Madeira wine makes me 
imagine this will not be the most disagreeable part of the world he has 
hitherto resided in." On Feb. 6, 1753, the Lieutenant-Governor pro- 
posed his introduction as a member of the Provincial Council, and 
asked the gentlemen present what place they would offer him ; where- 
upon it was unanimously agreed that he should rank as first named, or 
eldest. Councillor, and be President on the death or absence of the 
Governor. His name first appears upon the minutes in August fol- 
lowing. He was one of the commissioners to the Congress at Albany 
in the summer of 1754, and made several journeys to the neighboring 
colonies. Nevertheless his trouble made him again despondent : he 
began to shun company, he would have joined Braddock's army had 

310 John Penn. 

any Pennsylvania troops formed part of it, and perhaps have died on 
the field which that officer's imprudence made so disastrous. Some 
two months after the defeat, he returned to England. In the course 
of the seven years which elapsed before his second visit to America, it 
is to be presumed that death relieved him of the claim which had em- 
barrassed him ; for he seems to have been free when commissioned by 
his uncle and his father Lieutenant-Governor of Pennsylvania and the 
Lower Counties. 

He arrived as Lieutenant-Governor October 30, 1763, succeed- 
ing the most unpopular Chief Magistrate of later Provincial times, 
William Denny, and so with whatever feeling of loyalty there was for 
the Penn family, he was welcomed by the people. But the long con- 
test between the Proprietary deputies and the Assembly on the ques- 
tion of taxing the Proprietary estates and between the Quakers and 
the Churchmen and Presbyterians on the question of defending the 
Province had left divisions and resentments to become alarming: as 
dangers from without called for money and soldiers. Thus the first 
year of his term, at no time a happy one, witnessed a state of affairs 
which threatened the very existence of civil government. The Assem- 
bly, being pretty well under the control of the Quakers, who num- 
bered twenty two of its members, although it could no longer refuse 
appropriations " for the King's use," nevertheless failed to satisfy the 
Scotch-Irish on the Frontier, who saw large sums of money lavished 
in presents to Indians, while they lay destitute from the ravages of an 
Indian war. And as every now and then some of their kinsmen or 
neighbors fell by the tomahawk, they became exasperated, coupling 
their vengeance against the guilty savages with jealousy of the Assem- 
bly's partiality and suspicion against those Indians who were treated as 
friends. A cry like the old Covenanters' came from their descendants 
in Pennsylvania : loud exhortations were heard on the frontier to carry 
out against the heathen red men the decrees of Heaven against the 
Canaanites. In December, 1763, the more desperate of the young men 
about Paxton banded together, and destroyed a peaceable Indian vil- 
lage at Conestoga, and scalped all whom they found at home. The re- 
mainder of the little tribe were placed by the authorities in the Lan- 
caster workhouse for protection, while a i)roclamation was issued for 
the arrest of the murderers ; a few days later a troop of horsemen 
broke into the building, and massacred its inmates. Such an outrage 
called for punishment. Penn issued a proclamation offering a re- 
ward for the capture of the perpetrators : but this had no effect, and 

John Penn. 311 

news came to the affrighted Council that sympathizers threatened to 
exterminate every Indian in the colony, and would kill all wiio at- 
tempted to harbor them. The riot swelled to such proportions that a 
battalion of regular soldiers belonging to Gen. Gage's army was 
ordered to Lancaster, and the Indians on Province Island, under a 
strong guard, were sent away, to be under the protection of Sir Wil- 
liam Johnson. That the Governor showed any regard for the Indians, 
gratified the Quakers in tlie Assembly, and the House voted him the 
necessary funds. By the united efforts of all citizens, a bold front was 
presented when the " Paxton boys " appeared at Germantowu on their 
way to murder the Bethlehem Indians, who had been housed in 
tlie barracks in the Northern Liberties. After a parley in which 
■they demanded why Indians should be kept in luxury, while they were 
left to starve, they withdrew, terrifying the country through which 
they passed, but receiving commendation and sympathy when they 
reached their homes. 

This outbreak had barely subsided before the young Governor was 
embroiled with the Assembly. He had been obliged by orders from 
the King to ask for money for the clothing and pay of 1000 men for 
the war with France. The Assembly, responding with alacrity that 
they would give the sum required, proceeded to frame a bill for rais- 
ing it. It had been settled that the Proprietary's located lands could 
be taxed. A bill to that effect had received the Royal approval in 
1760 upon condition, subscribed to by the Assembly's agents 
iu London, that certain principles should be incorporated in a future 
bill, and among others that " the located uncultivated lands of the Pro- 
prietaries shall not be assessed higher than the lowest rate at which 
any located uncultivated lands belonging to the inhabitants shall be 
assessed." The Assembly now presented a bill using these words, but 
with the explanatory clause, " under the same circumstances of situa- 
tion, kind, and quality." Penn asked that the bill use the words of 
the agreement. The Assembly said that there was an ambiguity in 
them ; they had stated their construction of them, and would the Gov- 
ernor suggest a clause embodying his ? Penn replied that the words 
were the plainest that could be used. The Assembly asked him if he 
understood that when the worst lands of the inhabitants were rated at 
so much, the best lands of the Proprietaries should be rated at no 
more. Penn insisted — and who can say he was wrong? — that there 
vras but one meaning to such words: the Assembly was bound by 
them, and he would be careless of his duty in passing any bill that did 

312 John Penn. 

not conform to them. The Assembly declaimed against such injus- 
tice, and the populace supported them, but, however, unequal such an 
arrangement may have been, there is little doubt it was intended by 
the Crown, and its reason may be sought in the Proprietaries' dread 
of unfair discrimination against them by the assessors, in whose ap- 
pointment they had no voice. Such a provision having been made 
for their protection, or even granted to them as a privilege, John Penn,, 
their agent, surely, would not have been justified in giving away any- 
thing so valuable. He remained firm, and the Assembly passed th& 
bill in the form which he required. Incensed, however, at being- 
obliged to yield, the Assembly w^ent to the extreme of petitioning the 
King to assume the government of Pennsylvania, and divest the 
Founder's descendants of their authority (see sketches of Isaac Norris,. 
John Dickinson, and Joseph Galloway). The measure caused some 
reaction in popular feeling, being thought a hasty surrender of liber- 
ties enjoyed under the Penns, and, at the next election for Assembly- 
men, the Proprietary party elected eight out of the ten members from 
Philadelphia City and County, defeating their foremost enemies, Dr. 
Franklin and Joseph Galloway. But the majority of the House re- 
mained as before; at the next session, Franklin was compensated for 
his defeat by appointment as additional agent in London ; and, although 
Penn and his Council threw the office-holding influence into the politics- 
of each county, although a church charter was granted to the Luther- 
ans with the design of drawing that vote away from the Quakers, wha 
generally favored the change of Government, Penn was obliged to 
write a year later, " There is no resisting the intrigues of the yearly 
meeting," and the petition to the King was never recalled. 

Public attention in all the American colonies was about this time 
engrossed by the Stamp Act, and the Proj)rietary and Anti-Proprie- 
tary parties in Pennsylvania were united against it. Upon its repeal^ 
the Governor sent a message of congratulation to the Assembly, and 
gave a fete at " Lausdowne," his country-seat across the Schuylkill, now 
within our Park. 

After his marriage to Miss Allen, Penn resided in the house built for 
Col. Byrd of Westover (see Shippen), on the AYest side of Third St. 
below Spruce. 

As time went on nothing more was heard of the petition to change 
the government, and the Lieutenant-Governor, if he did not become 
popular, gained the people's good will, although he had the bad grace 

John Penn. 313 

to decline to be Patron of the Philosophical Society, because it had 
chosen such an enemy of his family as Dr. Franklin for its President. 

The happiest event of Penn's administration was the treaty with the 
Indians at Ft. Stanwix in 1768, whereby there -was ceded to the Pro- 
prietaries an immense territory stretching from the North- East to the 
South-West corner of the Province. But a portion of this never came 
into their possession. Years before, some Indians had sold a large 
tract to a body of speculators, who claimed that all the land North of 
the South latitude of Connecticut was within the limits of that state, 
as its ancient charter ran "to the South Sea," or Pacific Ocean. In 
February, 1769, tiie Susquehanna Company, thus originated, began 
sending settlers to the banks of that river. The constables of North- 
ampton County, within which the region then lay, arrested some of 
these trespassers ; but the emigrants were armed in expectation of a 
conjflict, and went in a body to demand the release of their comrades, 
and opened fire on those who confined them. When John Penn heard 
of this, he wrote to Gen. Gage, asking for troops ; but, that officer de- 
clining to interfere in a question of property, and the New England- 
ers being aided by Germans and others from the frontier, a guerilla 
warfare went on for several years, in the midst of which the death of 
Richard Penn called his son, the Lieutenant-Governor, home. By 
his father's will, conforming to a family agreement, he became enti- 
tled to his father's fourth of the Proprietaryship for life with remain- 
der to his sons successively in tail male. He embarked for England 
on May 4, 1771, leaving the government to the Council. 

In August, 1773, he returned to Pennsylvania as Governor in his 
own right and by deputation from his uncle. In addition to the trou- 
ble with the Connecticut claimants, which had not been ended in his 
absence, he was obliged to meet a claim by Lord Dunmore that Pitts- 
burgh was within the boundaries of Virginia. Acts of violence oc- 
curred on both borders, and while Penn boldly dismissed the agents 
of the New Euglanders, who offered to treat with him, Pittsburgh 
slipped from his hands. Tiie King was expected to settle both dis- 
putes, but Koyal government came to an end in America before a 
decision was obtained. 

In respect to the Revolutionary contest, he attempted to steer a 
middle course. He writes, Jany. 4, 1774, "What will become of 
America, God only knows. I wish there was moderation enough on 
both sides to put a happy end to the present disputes." He was op- 
posed to taxation without representation : his estates and matrimonial 

314 John Penn, 

connection attached his sympathies to the Province which bore his 
family name. At the same time, he had often sought the aid of the 
King to preserve his interests against his own people : and it was 
necessary to be on terms with so powerful a friend. More than this, 
the first overt act on his part would cause the Ministry to avail itself 
of the old petition to replace the Proprietary by a Royal government. 
This might be a means of enlisting popularity : the gift of the Gov- 
ernorship to a leading man in the Colony, the Ministry might expect, 
would silence all his followers. Penn was anxious, therefore, to per- 
suade the King's advisers that he did all that was in his power : he kept 
Lord Dartmouth informed of everything that transpired, declaring, at 
the same time, that it was impossible to prevent the public meetings : he 
refused to call a special session of the Assembly for the purpose of com- 
plying with the wishes of Boston by forbidding any trade with Eng- 
land until the Boston Port Bill should be repealed. Indian troubles, 
however, soon required him to summon that body ; and a Continental 
Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, was the result. In February, 
1775, he besought the Assembly to employ what he deemed the only 
constitutional method of seeking redress of grievances, i. e. to send a 
petition from their own body. On June 30 of that year, the Assem- 
bly, without troubling Penn for his consent, provided for arming the 
Province in defence of its liberties, and appointed a Committee of 
Safety (see sketch of Andrew Allen and John Dickinson), which 
thenceforth was supreme in Pennsylvania: but Penn's Council con- 
tinued to meet until the following September, in the quiet discharge 
of routine business. Congress on May 15, 1776 resolved, that, it 
being necessary that the exercise of every kind of authority under the 
British Crown should be totally supjiressed, therefore the respective 
Assemblies and Conventions be recommended, where no government suf- 
ficient to the exigencies of their affairs had been previously established, 
to adopt such government as should in the opinion of the representa- 
tives of the people best conduce to their happiness and safety. This 
was the death-blow to Proprietary authority. A public meeting sent 
a protest against the Assembly of the Province undertaking to frame 
a new government, as it derived its power from a Royal Charter, and 
did not truly represent the people. The meeting called for a conven- 
tion. Opposed to this was a remonstrance against amending the 
constitution except by the authority provided in the Charter itself. 
Protests and counter protests went to Congress : but delegates were 
chosen to the Constitutional Convention. Congress on the 4th of July 

John Pean. 315 

declared the Colonies "Free and Independent States," and, within a 
month afterwards, the Convention met. When it adjourned, it had 
vested the government of Pennsylvania in a Supreme Executive Coun- 
cil choosing its own President and the officers of state. Penn, tlms 
stripped of his titles, offered no other resistance than refusal to recog- 
nize the new authority. Had he been inclined to do otherwise, he was 
powerless : but no conspiracies on his part were alleged. Nevertheless 
when Howe's army was expected in Philadelphia, and the Americans 
prepared to retreat, it was thought inex[)cdient to leave such import- 
ant instruments in British hands as a regularly commissioned Gov- 
ernor and Chief Justice, So Chew and himself were arrested August 
12, 1777, on the recommendation of Congress. It was proposed to 
send them to Fredericksburg, Va. They, however, gave their parole 
to remain at the Union Iron Works in New Jersey until otherwise 
ordered, and thither they were banished. When danger was over, it 
became a question what to do with them, as no active part could be 
alleged against them. On May 15, 1778, Congress resolved that they 
be conveyed without delay into Pennsylvania, and there discharged 
from their parole. 

A natural result of the war followed. On June 28, 1779, the 
Legislature of Pennsylvania transferred to the State the property in 
the soil, restricted the possessions of the Penns to such manors, or 
tenths, as had been set apart for them prior to the Declaration of In- 
dependence and also their purchases from private parties, and abolished 
quit-rents except on the manors. Here however an act of compensa- 
tion redounded to the credit of the Assembly. It voted in remunera- 
tion for all this loss the sum of £130,000 to the heirs and devisees of 
Thomas and Hichard Penn to be paid three years after the establish- 
ment of peace. In addition to this, the British Government created 
an annuity of £4,000, which is paid to this day. John Penn's branch 
of the family was entitled to a fourth of these sums, and the estates in 
Philadelphia County and elsewhere were considerable ; so that he was 
enabled to live comfortably the rest of his life at " Lansdowne," or at 
his city residence in Pine Street between 2nd and 3rd. He spent a 
few years abroad, but died in Bucks County, Pa., February 9, 1795, 
and was buried under the floor of Christ Church, Philadelphia. His 
remains were removed to England. His 2nd wife, whom he m. Xt. 
Ch. May 31, 1766, and to whom by his will he left nearly everything 
he could dispose of, was Anne, dau. of Chief Justice William Allen, 
and granddau. of Andrew Hamilton the Councillor. She survived 
him, but died without issue. 

Lynford Lardner. 

The family of Lardner bore as their arras, which the Councillor 
used as a seal, gu. on a fesse between three boars' heads couped ar. a 
bar wavy sa. The grandfather of the Councillor married a Miss Fer- 
rars, and had issue : John, Thomas, James, and Sarah, of whom James 

was a clergyman, and Sarah married Springall of Strumpshaw, 

Co. Norfolk, but d. s. p., while the eldest son, John Lardner, studied at 
Christ College, Cambridge, and received from that University the de- 
gree of M. B. comitiis Regis. He resided in Grace Church Street, 
London, and at Woodford, Epping Forest, Co. Essex, and had a good 
practice as a physician. His wife was a Winstanley, by whom he had 
issue : 

Frances, died June 18, 1774, bu. St. Clement's, London, 

John, died 1740-1, 

Hannah, m. Richard Penn, one of the Proprietaries of Penn- 
sylvania, and had issue, John, Kichard, Hannah, and Wil- 

Thomas, of London, 

Lynford, the Councillor, 

James, of Norwich, Co. Norfolk, d. s. p., 

Elizabeth, m. Wells of Co. Norfolk, and had issue. 

Lynford (or, as he sometimes wrote it, Lyn Ford) Lardner — 
named after a friend and near relative of the family. Rev. Thomas Lyn- 
ford, S. T. P., Rector of St. Nicholas's, Aeon, and a Chaplain in Ordi- 
inary to King William and Queen Mary, — was born July 18, 1715, and 
spent some time at the University of Cambridge, but afterwards went 
into a counting-house in London. The family wished to obtain gov- 
ernment oflBce for him ; but in this they were unsuccessful, and the 
influence of his brother-in-law made an opening for him in Penn- 
sylvania. When about twenty-five years of age, therefore, he came to 
America, sailing from Gravesend on the 5th of May, 1740, and arriv- 
ing in Philadelphia in the beginning of September. He resided for 

Lardner. 317 

some time on the Penn property, and as a member of the Land Office 
participated in the management of tiie wild regions of which that 
family were lords paramount. To some extent he was also their com- 
mercial agent. He succeeded James Steel in the position of Receiver- 
General, or collector of quit-rents, purchase moneys, &ct, and in 1746 
was made Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province, holding both 
offices several years. The Receiver-General had a salary of from 300^. 
to 400^., and the Keeper was paid in fees for attesting the laws. In 
1746, Lardner became the owner of Colliday's paper-mill in Spring- 
field Township, and afterwards was interested in the manufacture of 
iron, but was at no time in mercantile business. 

He was a Director of tiie Library Co. from 1746 to 1748, and again 
in 1760. 

In the winter of 1748-9 was instituted the Dancing Assembly, 
which with intermissions has been kept up for one hundred and fifty 
three years. Lynford Lardner was a Manager of the first Assembly, 
the other Managers being John Swift, ancestor of John Swift, so often 
Mayor of Phila., and of Geo. Inman Richo, now Pres. of the Phila. 
High School, John Wallace, son of a Scotch clergyman, and from whom 
■descend Dr. Ellerslie Wallace and Hon. John William Wallace, and 
•John Inglis, whose wife was a Miss McCall, and who is now repre- 
sented in Phila. by Mrs. Joshua Francis Fisher. Social entertain- 
ments had always been a feature of Provincial life, and the arrival 
■ of a Governor, the close of a Mayoralty, and often an official con- 
ference was the occasion of gathering around a well covered board. 
Even Quaker Philadelphia in her infancy cultivated the arts of 
igood living, for which, when no longer Quaker, she has been justly 
famous. The stately minuet, moreover, had been learned by the gayer 
ladies and gentlemen, and parties had been given by John Sober and 
others at the Bachelor's Hall ; but in 1748 it was thought that a sub- 
scription ball, in which married men might join, would be a very de- 
lightful institution. The tax was 40s., but this paid for an entertain- 
ment every Thursday from the first of January, 1748-9, to the first day 
of May, beginning " precisely at six in the evening and not by any 
means to exceed twelve the same night," and for complimentary 
tickets to the ladies. The entertainment was moderate, consisting 
chiefly of something to drink. There were fifty-nine subscribers, includ- 
ing the Managers. Many are spoken of in this book, and the ma- 
jority were of families connected with the Provincial or the City gov- 
ernment. The clergy were represented by Peters the Councillor, bar- 

318 Lardner. 

risters-at-law by Benjamin Price, the gentry of the old country by 
Edward Jones, whose brother and heir-at-law was Somerset Jones of 
the Sheet, Co. Salop, Esquire, the graduates of the English universi- 
ties by John Lawrence, and the medical profession by John Kearsley. 
Four others, Harrison, Cozzens, and the Stedmans, were sea-captains. 
Nearly all the rest were merchants, some here only for a short time. 
Except those mentioned in this book, the only ones among these heads 
of fashion who have descendants of their name in Pliila. were Wallace, 
McCall, Sims, Mcllvaine, Peters, and White. Of course the good 
Quakers did not patronize the Assembly, but two Jewish names, 
Franks and Levy, figure in the list. 

Lardner was made a Justice for Lancaster Co. in 1752, and about 
that time relinquished the Seal. He was called to the Provincial 
Council June 13, 1755. In March, 1756, he was chosen Lieutenant 
of the troop of horse organized in connection with two companies of 
foot and one company of artillery for the defence of the city. Lard- 
ner was also one of the Commissioners to spend the money which the 
Assembly about this time voted for " the King's use." He declined 
reappointment the following year, but served in the same capacity 
subsequently. He was some time a Trustee of the College. He was 
also a member of the Amer. Piiilos. Society. 

After his marriage he resided on the West side of Second St. 
above Arch, and owned several houses in that locality, besides farms 
outside of the City. His country-seat was " Somerset/' part of which 
is known as " Lardner's Point," on the Delaware near Tacony. He 
also had a shooting-box on one of his tracts in Northampton Co., to 
which he gave of ** Grouse Hall." He was also member of a club 
which hunted foxes in the neighborhood of Gloucester, N. J. His 
obituary notice said, " It was the Business, the Purpose of his Being 
next to obeying him to whom he is gone, to please and instruct. 
Kindness and a desire of making all around him happy, were the 
motives of his actions, and with all the capacity requisite for making a 
figure in a contentious world, moderation, cheerfulness, affability, and 
temperance were the arts of his excellent life." He d. Oct. 6, 1774, 
bu. Xt. Ch. Oct. 8th. 

He m., 1st, Oct. 27, 1749 Elizabeth, dau. of William Branson of 
Phila., merchant, by his W'. Elizabeth, dau. of Henry Flower. Wil- 
liam Branson was a man of wealth, a letter of 1743 saying that he 
was worth 4000^. a year in course of trade besides 4001. a year in rent 
of houses in town. Branson had two other daughters: one married 

Lardner. 319 

Richard Hockley, who succeeded Lardner as Receiver-General, and 
the other, Samuel Flower. Mrs. Lardner was b. 1732, d. Aug. 26, 
1761. Lynford Lardner m., 2ud, Xt. Ch. May 29, 1766 Catherine 
Lawrence, who survived him. 
Issue all by 1st wife : 

Elizabeth, b. 1750, d. y., 

John, b. Sep. 6, 1752, bapt. Xt. Ch. m. Margaret Saltar, see 

Hannah, b. 1753, d. y., 

Frances, b. Nov. 8, 1754, bapt. Xt. Ch., d. unm., 
Hannah, b. Nov. 28, 1756, bapt. Xt. Ch., d. unm., 
William, b. Dec. 8, 1758, bapt. Xt. Ch., m., 1st, Ann Shep- 
herd, and, 2nd, Susan Elliot, see p. 322, 
James, b. 1761, d. s. p. lost at sea 1780. 

John Lardner, b. Sep. 6, 1752, son of the Councillor, resided at 
"Somerset," having a city house on Walnut St. He belonged to the 
Fox Hunting Club, and in October, 1775, joined the First Troop, 
Phila. City Cavalry, in which organization he participated in the Revo- 
lutionary battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, and German- 
town, and was Cornet from 1779 to 1783 and from 1794 to 1796. 
He was member of the Penna. Legislature in 1791. He became Cap- 
tain of the Third Troop, Phila. Light Dragoons, in 1798. He d. Feb. 
12, 1825, bu. Trinity Ch., Oxford. He m. at Magnolia Grove by 
Bp. White Dec. 24, 1789 Margaret, dau. of John Saltar by his 1st w. 
Rachel Reese. She was b. May 8, 1767, d. May 23, 1834. 
Issue : 

Elizabeth, b. Jany., 1791, d. unm,, 

Lynford, b. June, 1792, grad. U. of P., was some time in the 
counting-house of Joseph Sims, during war of 1812 served 
in the Mt. Bull Campaign as a member of the First City 
Troop, was Captain of the Troop 1825-7, also twice mem- 
ber of the Penna. Ho. of Representatives, d. June 23, 1834, 
m. May 20, 1823 Elizabeth, dau. of James and Ann Wil- 
mer (for Wilmer Family see Hanson's "Old Kent"), 
Issue : 

John, of Phila., merchant, d. s. p., 
Richard Penn, b. Nov., 1795, grad. U. of P., of " Graydon,'' 
Montgomery Co., afterwards of Phila., was Second Lieut, of 
the First City Troop 1826-7, some time Treasurer of the 

S20 Lardner. 

Phila. and Reading R. R., d. May 19, 1882, m. Feb. 12, 
1824 Anna Boswell Tennant, b. in Calcutta 1797, dau. of 
Capt James Tennant, R. N., d. Mch. 15, 1870, and he m., 
2nd, Anna Gibbon, dan. of his first cousin (see p. 323), 
Issue all by 1st wife : 

five, d. y., 

William Miller, dec'd, m. Catherine Woodington, dec'd, 

Issue : 

John Saltar, b. Dec, 1797, d. y. Oct., 1798, 
William Branson, b. Mch., 1799, d. s. p. 1821, 
John, b. July, 1801, of "Somerset," Phila. Co., was Second 
Lieut, of the First City Troop 1833-9, d. Mch. 3, 1865, m. 
Mary Perot Downing, 
Issue : 

Charles, d. y., 

Perot, of " Somerset," d. s. p. Phila. Apr. 29, 1881, m. 
Ella Dickson nee Megargee, 
Lawrence, b. Nov. 20, 1802, of Ooconomowac, Wisconsin, 
d. Mch., 1873, ra. Mary, dau. of George Breck of Phila., 
Issue : 

Hannah, unm., 
Catharine, unm., 

Richard, m. Breck, 

Issue : 

James Lawrence, b. Nov. 20, 1802, entered the U. S. Navy as 
Midshipman May 10, 1820, — He was on the frigate "Brandy- 
wine," which took Lafayette back to France in 1825, was 
commissioned Lieutenant May 17,1828, and was navigating 
officer of the Vincennes in her circumnavigation of the globe. 
After service on the flag-ship of the Mediterranean, Brazil, 
and Pacific squadrons, he sailed in 1850 for the coast of 
Africa in the brig Porpoise, and made a cruise of three years 
in command of that vessel and the sloop-of-war Dale, return- 
ing to Boston in April, 1853. He attained the rank of Com- 
mander May 17, 1851, and of Captain May 19, 1861. la 

Lardnei'. 321 

September, 1861, he was placed in command of the steam 
frigate Susquehanna, of the North Atlantic Bkickading 
Squadron, blockading South Carolina and Georgia. He took 
part, under Dupout, in the capture of Port Royal, for which 
service his name was sent to Congress by President Lincoln 
fora vote of tiianks, which passed the House, but was thrown 
out in the Senate. After the battle of Port Royal, Flag 
Officer DuPont wrote to him as follows : " Your noble ship 
throughout the whole of the battle was precisely where I 
wanted her to be, and doing precisely what I wanted her to 
do. Your close support was a very gallant thing." In 
May, 1862, he assumed command of the P^ast Gulf Blockad- 
ing Squadron, with the flag of Rear Admiral. In Decem- 
ber he returned to Philadelphia, invalided by a severe attack 
of yellow fever, by which disease, during the summer of 

1862, his ship lost forty gallant officers and men. On July 
16, 1862, he was commissioned as Commodore. In May, 

1863, he took command of the West India Squadron with 
the flag of Rear Admiral, and remained upon that duty until 
October, 1864, when the Squadron was withdrawn. He was 
commissioned as Rear Admiral July 25th, 1866. From the 
year 1864 to 1869 he was upon special duty as member of 
Courts-martial and Examining Boards. In 1869 he was 
appointed Governor of the Naval Asylum in this city, where 
he remained until 1872. He d. Phila. Apr. 12, 1881. He 
m., 1st, Feb. 2, 1832 Margaret Wilmer (d. Apr. 25, 1846), 
and, 2nd, June 23, 1853 Ellen Wilmer,— 

Issue by 1st wife : 

James, b. Jany. 4, 1833, d. y. Mch. 3, 1834, 

Anne, b. Jany. 16, 1836, d. y. Mch. 30, 1838, 

Lynford, b. Aug. 23, 1839, m. Ella, dau. of Henry 

Sweitzer of Boston, 

Margaret, b. Dec, 1869, 
Margaret, b. Oct. 15, 1841, m. Edwin Landis ReakirL 

of Phila., 

Issue (surname Keakirt) : 

James Lanlner, b. Nov. 8, 1876, 
Edwin Holcoiub, b. 1877, 
Mary Wilmer Lippincott, b. 1879, 
Ellen Wilmer, d. y.. 

Issue by 2nd wife : 


822 Lavdner. \ 

Ringgold Wilruer, b. Sep. 11, 1854, of Phila., stock 

James Lawrence, b. Nov. 26, 1856, 
Henry, b. Feb., 1804, was of Niles, Berrien Co., Mich., d. 
1852, m. Mary Keyes, 
Issue : 

Henry, of Niles, Berrien Co., Mich., in business in Chi- 
cago, m. Lena Phillips, dau. of Rev. Phillips, 

Issue : 


Edwaed, b. Oct. 25,' 1805, d. s. p. 1824, 

Alexander, b. Mch. 28, 1808, was some time Cashier of the 

United States Bank, d. Jany. 14, 1848, m. Esther Hoppin, 

Issue : 

Mary, ra. Isaac Starr of Phila., 
Issue (surname Starr) : 


Esther, of Piiila., num. 

William Lardner, b. Dec. 8, 1758, son of the Councillor, was of 
"Lynfield" near Holmesburg in Phila. Co., d. Nov., 1827, m., 1st, 
Ann Shepherd of Newborn, North Carolina, and, 2nd, Susan Elliot 
of Phila. 

Issue all by 1st wife : 

(I) Frances, of " Lynfield," unm., 
(II) Sarah, d. s. p., 

(III) Hannah, d. s. p., 

(IV) Catherine, dec'd, m. John Heyshem Gibbon, M. D. (U. 
of P.), of Phila., 

Issue (surname Gibbon) : 

1. Lardner, Lieut. U. S. N., m. Alice Shepherd, 

2. Robert, M. D., of No. Car., m., 1st, Mary A. Rogers, 

and, 2nd, C. M. Harris, 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Gibbon) : 
Robert Lardner, 
Michael Rogers, d. y., 
John Heyshem, 
Juliet Rogers, d. y., 

3. Mary, unm,, 

4. John, grad. "West Point 1847, served in Mexican War, 
Capt. 4th U. S. Artill. Nov 2, 1859, Brig. Gen. U. 

Lardner. 323 

S. Vols. May 2, 1 862, was wounded at Fredericksburg, 
where he commanded a division, and at Gettysburg, 
where he commanded 2nd Army Corps, Maj. Gen. 
U. S. Vols. June 7, 1864, Bvt. Maj. Gen. U. S. A. 
Mch. 13, 1865 for services in the Capture of Peters- 
burg, Va., Col. 36th Infantry July 28, 1866, wounded 
at Big Hole Pass in action with Nez Percez, m. Frances 
N. Moal of Bait., 

Issue (surname Gibbon) : 
Frances Moal, 
Catherine Lardner, 
John, d. y., 

5. Catherine, unni., 

6. Anna, m. her mother's cousin, Richard Penn Lard- 

7. Virginia, m. James Humbert, U. S. Army, 

Issue (surname Humbert) : 
Mary Gibbon, d. y., 
John Gibbon, d. y., 
James Lardner, 
Jane Biddle, 
William Shepherd, 

8. Nicholas, of No. Car., m. Harriet Alexander, 

Issue (surname Gibbon) : 


9. Margaret, m. John Wilson Moore, 

Issue (surname Moore) : 
John Wallace, 
Nicholas Gibbon, 
Lynford Lardner, 

Mary Amelia, 
Frances Lardner, 

10. Frances, d. y., 
(V) Margaret, of " Lyn field," d. unm., 
(VI) Ann, d. y., 
(VII) William, of Michigan, dec'd, m. Julia Lewis, dec'd, 
Issue : 

1. Margaret, d. y., 

2. William Shepherd, of Ooconomowac, Wis., m. Mary 

Forster Jones of Phila., 

Issue : 
William Forster, 

324 Lardner. 

3. John, 

4. Frances, d. y., 
(YIII) Elizabeth, d. y., 

(IX) Lynford, of California, m. Sarah Moore, 
Issue : 

1. William Branson, ra. Jennie Mitchell, 

2. Elizabeth Ann, m. Charles Branck, 

Issue (surname Branck) : 

3. Franklin, num., 

4. Biddle, unm., 

5. Charles Edward, d. y., 

(X) James Biddle, midshipman U. S. N., d. at Pensacola, Fa., 
of yellow fever, aged 21 years. 

Benjamin Chew, 

The Chews have been longer settled in America than any other 
family represented in onr Provincial Council. Early in the reign of 
James I, John Chew came to A'^irginia in the vessel "Charitie" with 
three servants, and followed by his wife Sarah in the " Seafloure," as 
appears by Lieut. Barkley's Muster in Hotten's List of Emigrants. 
He settled at "James Citie," and a deed of 1624 granted him "for 
the better conveniencie and comodatie of his new house by him now 
oversee and builded " one rood and nine perches of land "lying and 
being about the said house." He subsequently was member of the 
Assembly. His family record is not pres^erved, but he is said to have 
been the father of Samuel Chew of Maryland, who was the great- 
grandfather of the Councillor. Samuel Chew's relative Larkin Chew 
was living in Virginia about the beginning of the next century. Lar- 
kin Chew's son married the great-aunt of President Madison, and was 
ancestor of President Taylor. 

Samuel Chew, great-grandfather of the Councillor, was residing 
in Maryland as early as 1648. He became Judge of the High Pro- 

Chew. 325 

vincial Court and Court of Chancery, and for seven years preceding 
his death, was member of the Upper House of the Legislature. At the 
date of Truman's impeachment trial, May 27, 1676, he is described as 
" Colonel Samuel Chew Chancellor and Secretary." He d. March 
15, 1676-7, by his will leaving to his brother Joseph his "golde scale 
ring," He m. Anne, daughter and only child of William Ayres, and 
had issue seven sons and two daughters. 

Benjamin Chew, the fifth son, was born " the 13th day of ye 2mo. 
1671," and d. in Maryland Mch. 3, 1699-1700, m. "the 8th d. of ye 
lOmo. 1692" Elizabeth Benson, by whom he had a son, Samuel, and 
three daughters, Elizabeth, Ann, and Mary. 

Samuel Chew, father of the Councillor, was born on the 30th 
of 8mo., 1693, and was known as Samuel Chew of "Maidstone," an 
estate near Annapolis. He practised medicine as a profession. He 
became a Quaker, and removed to Kent County on the Delaware. In 
the town of Dover he had a residence still standing, and also was 
owner of a plantation about three miles off. His influence was great 
in the neighborhood, and his abilities were recognized by the govern- 
ment. Lieut. Gov. Thomas thought of calling him to the Council of 
the Province and Lower Counties, in which his son afterwards sat, but 
explained in a letter to John Penn, " Dr. Chew has been long settled in 
Kent County aS" Prothonotary where he and the new sett of magis- 
trates have done great service. The most dissolute & refractory Peo- 
ple of the Government by a regular Administration of Justice are be- 
come the most orderly. I have likewise appointed Chew Chief Jus- 
tice of the Lower Counties, so he cannot attend the Council here." 
Chew was Chief Justice of the Lower Counties from 1741 until his 
death. What made him particularly valuable to the Governor was 
that he had no scruples against what he deemed lawful war : and it 
■was a time when the Governor was required by the Crown to fit out 
troops, and, yet had to encounter the constant opposition of the Qua- 
ker population. Chew did what he could in the crisis. In a charge 
to the Grand Jury of Xew Castle in 1741, he set forth the duty of de- 
fence, and the obligation of every citizen to give substance and even 
life in support of the King. This address was published broadside, 
and reprinted in the newspapers of Philadelphia, and created great 
excitement. While it was resented by many as a direct contradiction 
of Friends' principles, it is known to have expressed views coincided 
in by James Logan and other great men of the sect. And it influ- 
€n(!ed enough persons to weaken the columns of the stricter party, 

326 Chew. 

whose success in maintaining their views might have cost them the 
abrogation of their privileges by the Crown. He d. June 16, 1743. 

He m., 1st, Oct. 22, 1715 Mary Galloway, d. May 26, 1734, dau. 
of Samuel and Anne Galloway, and aunt of Joseph Galloway (see 
Growdon); and, 2nd, Sep. 28, 1736 Mary Galloway, wid. of his 
brother-in-law Richard Galloway of Cumberstone, Md., and dau. of 
Aquila Paca. By the 1st wife he was father of the Councillor and 
eight other children, of whom six died young. The Councillor's sis- 
ter Elizabeth m. Col. Edw. Tilghman of Wye, and was mother of 
Edward Tilghman, the eminent lawyer, who m. the Councillor's 
daughter; and the Councillor's sister Ann m, Samuel Galloway, and 
was mother of Joiin Galloway, who m. the Councillor's daughter. By 
the 2nd wife. Dr. Chew had three children, all of whom d. s. p., the 
eldest, Samuel, being some time Attorney-General of Maryland, and 
third Justice of the Supreme Court of the Lower Counties in 1773. 

Benjamin Chew, son of E)r. Samuel Chew, was born at his fath- 
er's seat on West River, Maryland, Nov. 29, 1722. He was still a 
boy when the family removed to the Lower Counties on the Dela- 
ware, and transferred their allegiance to the Penns. We do not know 
at what school he acquired the rudiments of education. He was 
brought up a Quaker, and although by 1741 his father had suffi- 
ciently relapsed from the principles of William Pena to be a " fight- 
ing Quaker," yet Benjamin Chew, it seems, did not become a Church- 
man until after his admission to the Council, the four children of his 
1st wife being baptized with his son Benjamin on Nov. 13, 1758. He 
did not go to any institution dignified by the name of " college ; " but 
both his father and his legal preceptor being men of scholarly attain- 
ments, he had the advantages of polite learning. In Colonial times, 
it was at an early age that a young man intended for the bar was 
placed in an attorney's office: Chief Justice Siiippen was fifteen when 
he wrote the documents for a common recovery, as a student under 
Tench Francis. He was to be clerk, scrivener, and errand boy, and 
in spare hours to go on with his general reading. Chew was placed 
under the tuition of Andrew Hamilton, the Councillor, at Philadel- 
phia. Hamilton died Aug. 4, 1741, before Chew was nineteen. De- 
siring greater proficiency, the latter went abroad, and at London en- 
tered the Middle Temple. It is interesting to note that William 
Blackstone, whose Commentaries have since made the law a more 
agreeable study, who was some six months younger than Chew, entered 
the same Society on Nov. 20th of that year. Chew returned to 

Chew. 327 

America in 1743, on hearing of the death of his father. He was ad- 
mitted an attorney of the Supreme Court of the Province of Pennsyl- 
vania in September Term, 1746, but does not appear on its docket as 
practising until about nine years later. He resided at Dover, doubt- 
less finding it easier to get into practice at that place and at New Cas- 
tle. In 1751, he was included in the Boundary Commission as a 
representative of the Lower Counties, and in 1752, was appointed by 
their Legislature a trustee to make sale of certain lots of ground. He 
removed to Philadelphia about 1754, residing on Front St. above 
Dock until his purchase by deed of May 3, 1771 for 5000^. of the 
house on Third St. below Wil ling's Alley which Charles Willing had 
built for his son-in-law Col. Byrd of Va., and which Gov. John Penn 
and wife were just vacating to go to England. The lot was 118 ft. 
front and in depth to Fourth St. About the year 1761, he built his 
country-seat called " Cliveden," on the outskirts of Germantown. 
Chief Justice Tilghman in Lyle vs. Richards says, "Mr. Francis suc- 
ceeded Mr. Hamilton," — he did not immediately succeed him in office 
— "and Mr. Chew succeeded Mr. Francis in the office of Attorney- 
General and in professional eminence." Tench Francis, as well trained 
a lawyer as the Province ever knew, was obliged to resign and return to 
England on account of his health : and it was a recognition of Chew's 
ability, that, without having long resided in Pennsylvania, he was that 
gentleman's immediate successor both as Attorney-General and as Re- 
corder of the City. The former office. Chew held from Jany. 14, 1755 
until November 4, 1769, and the latter, from Aug. 29, 1755 until 
June 25, 1774. 

Benjamin Chew was called to the Governor's Council in the period 
of wild excitement caused by the news of Indian massacres following 
Braddock's defeat. He was one of those added on the 2nd of Novem- 
ber, 1755, and he served at the Board until the Revolutionary War 
overturned its authority. He presided as Speaker over the Assembly 
of the Lower Counties in 1756, and, had the satisfaction of finding 
that body prompt in granting supplies. The Assembly further up the 
River maintained continual opposition to the Governor and the Pro- 
prietary family : and in the controversies Chew took an active part, 
very much as the Penns' legal adviser. During his term of office as 
Attorney-General, Recorder, and Member of the Council, the Colony 
was of such size that his duties were far from light. In 1760, Penn- 
sylvania had about the present population of Rhode Island with settle- 
ments as far inland as the Alleghanies ; and it was no little responsi- 

328 Chew. 

bility to be the law officer for the chief city and public prosecutor for 
the eight extensive counties, and member of the Governor's Cabinet. 
In 1765, in addition to all this, he was made Register- General of the 
Province, having charge of the probate business of Philadelphia 
County, while the Registers of Bucks, Chester, New Castle, &ct., were 
his deputies. The duties of the Philadelphia office l^e performed in 
person without an assistant. He was paid in fees, 12s. for granting 
letters of administration, 15s. for probate of a will, with some minor 
charges. After his resignation of the Attorney-Generalship, he became 
more actively engaged in private practice. Philadelphia was then the 
largest city on the Continent and the centre of extensive trade. The 
struggle between the Proprietary and the Quaker factions had devel- 
oped political talents, and the question of the " Stamp Act," " Tea 
Act," &ct. brought at least one name — that of John Dickinson — into 
trans-Atlantic eminence. In such a time, when, too, science had been 
carried forward by Logan and Bartram, and later by Franklin and 
Pittenhouse, and two Libraries, a Philosophical Society, and a College 
were affording opportunities for culture, great men arose in the juridi- 
cal forum, to quote Viner, Bulstrode, Siderfin, &ct. whom they had 
studied at the Inns in Westminster, or to reason out principles for a 
jurisprudence better adapted to a young nation. There is a MS. book 
of reports which gives us some cases of that time, now known to the 
bar through the first volume of Dallas, and shows us Chew and Tilgh- 
man generally contending against Galloway, Wain (afterwards Quaker 
preacher), and Dickinson. Tlie reporter says in noting Haldane vs. 
Duffield, April Term, 1768, "The remainder of Mr. Cliew's argument 
I did not hear nor did I wait Mr, Dickinson and Mr. Tiighman's 
conclusion, this case having continued twelve hours." Ciiew was one 
of the Commissioners appointed by the Assembly in 1761 to expend 
the money it had voted for putting Philadelphia in a state of defence, 
war with Spain being anticipated. He was also one of the Commis- 
sioners for settling the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 
under whose superintendence was run the celebrated Mason & Dixon's 

The resignation of William Allen in 1774 made vacant the Chief 
Justiceship of the Supreme Court. Chew was appointed his successor 
on the 29th of April. This new dignity required him to lay down the 
Recordership, and also indeed imposed undeserved sufferings upon him 
during the civil war which came so soon afterwards — sufferings" which 
were merely the result of his political importance, and not designed as 

Cheio. 329 

punishment for obnoxious acts. The people had no complaint to make 
against him before Independence was determined upon, and but little 
afterwards. He signed the Non-Importation Agreement of 1763. 
Like Richard Penn, ho hospitably entertained the members of the 
Continental Congress which assembled in Philadelphia in September, 
1774. Washington, then the hero of the French and Indian War, and 
John Adams both mention dining with him on the 22nd of that 
month. Adams's diary says: "22 Thursday. Dined with Mr. 
Chew Chief Justice of the Province with all the gentlemen from Vir- 
ginia, Dr. Shippen, Mr. Tilghman, and many others. We were shown 
into a grand entry and staircase and into an elegant and magnificent 
chamber until dinner. About 4 o'clock we were called down to din- 
ner. The furniture was all rich. Turtle & every other thing, flum- 
mery, jellies, sweetmeats, of 20 sorts, trifles, whipped sillabubs, float- 
ing islands, fools, tfect., & then a dessert of fruits, raisins, almonds, 
pears, peaches. Wines most excellent & admirable. I drank Madeira 
at a great rate, & found no inconvenience in it." An anecdote by 
Miers Fisher makes Chief Justice Chew use the language of the strong- 
est Whigs in charging the Grand Jury at the last session of the Su- 
preme Court under Royal authority. He was defining the crimes of 
which it was their duty to present indictments, and had laid down the 
law of High Treason, when one of the jurors asked what was to be- 
come of them, opposing the arbitrary acts of the British Ministry. 
The Chief Justice immediately resumed, " I have stated * * * 
but in the moment when the King or his Ministers shall exceed the 
constitutional authority vested in them by the Constitution submission 
to their mandate becomes Treason." By the Declaration of Independ- 
ence, all Chew's official positions fell with the Royal authority from 
which they were derived. No provision, however, being made by the 
new government for the probate of wills and granting of letters of ad- 
ministration. Chew continued to act as Register- General, and his depu- 
ties in the various counties continued to perform their duties, until the 
Legislature by Act of March 14, 1 777, provided for the appointment of 
a Register of Wills in each county. The year following, an Act was 
passed validating and confirming what had been done by Chew and 
his dej)uties, as having been necessary for the public good. On July 
31, 1777, the prospects of the American cause being very gloomy, the 
Continental Congress recommended to the government of Pennsyl- 
vania forthwith to make prisoners of such of the late Crown and Pro- 
prietary officers and such other persons in and near Philadelphia as 

330 Cheio. 

were disaffected or might be dangerous to the public liberty, and send 
them back into the country, there to be confined or enlarged on parole 
as their characters and behavior might require. Accordingly, a war- 
rant was made out for the apprehension of Chew among others. Two 
members of the City Troop charged with this duty made tiie arrest on 
August 6th. He was allowed to remain a prisoner in his own house. 
On August 12, some of the Troop reported that the arrest had been 
made, and that the Hon. John Penn, who had also been secured, and 
Benjamin Chew, Esq., would be at the house of Mr. Allen that day at 
12 noon. Chew refused to sign a parole, but afterwards communi- 
cated to the Revolutionary authorities through Dr. Ewing an explana- 
tion that he desired the warrant to specify the cause of his arrest, so as 
to show that he was charged with no crime, but was arrested as an 
officer of the late government. The Supreme Executive Council had 
intended sending him to Fredericksburg, Va., and had applied to 
Congress for a guard to escort Messrs. Penn and Chew thither. 
Finally, however, a parole was signed by Chew agreeing to repair to 
the Union Iron Works, partly owned by his wife's uncle, and there 
remain until otherwise ordered, and meanwhile give no aid or comfort 
to the enemy. Penn and Chew resided at the Works throughout the 
next ten months, although after the British had taken Philadelphia, a 
proposition was made to permit their return to the City. The danger 
from their being at liberty was over, and no overt act could be alleged 
against them to justify enforced exile from their homes, and that, 
moreover, in the season of Winter. Finally, on May 15, 1778, Con- 
gress resolved that they be conveyed without delay into the state of 
Pennsylvania, and there discharged from their parole. On June 29th, 
Major Stout, appointed for that purpose by Gov. Livingston of New 
Jersey, in pursuance of the resolution of Congress removed Chew from 
the Union Iron Works to Pennsylvania. Crossing the Delaware, they 
landed at the house of Henry Lot in Bucks Co, at 7 o'clock in the 
evening. Chew made his way to Philadelphia, whicli the British had 
by this time evacuated, and remained quiet during the rest of the war. 
At the battle of Germantown, his country-house had been occupied by 
a detachment of British troops, who found it a sufficient stronghold to 
resist the cannonading of the Americans ; but its doors and windows 
were shattered, and its floors stained with blood. In the Fall of 1779, 
Chew sold the property to Blair McClenachan for 2500/., repurchas- 
ing it, however, for 8500/. in April, 1797. Aftep the departure of 
John Penn for England, Chew with Tench Francis (see Shippen) was 

Chew. 331 

attorney for the Penns, and as such-received the money voted to thera 
in exchange for the quit-rents. 

By two commissions dated respectively the 3rd and 4th day of 
October, 1791, Chew was appointed Judge and President of the High 
Court of Errors and Appeals of Pennsylvania. He held this position 
until the abolition of the Court in 1808. 

He d. at his house on Third St. Jany. 20, 1810, and was bu. in St. 
Peter's Church-yard. He ra., 1st, June 13, 1747 Mary, dau. of John 
Gj\lloway by his w. Mary Thomas. She d. Nov. 9, 1755, aged 26 
yrs., bu. Xt. Ch. He m., 2nd, Sep. 12, 1757 Elizabeth, bapt. Xt. 
Ch. Oct. 6, 1735 aged 3 yrs. 5 mos., dau. of James Oswald by his w. 
Mary, sister of Joseph Turner the Councillor. Mrs. Chew d. May, 

Issue by 1st wife : 

Mary, b. March 10, 1747-8, m. Alexander Wilcocks, see 

Anna Maeia, b. Nov. 27, 1749 ; d. unm. in Maryland Nov. 

- 1812, 
Elizabeth, b. Sep. 10, 1751, m. Edward Tilghman, see p. 

Sarah, b. Nov. 15, 1753, m. John Galloway, see p. 339, 
Henrietta, b. Sep., 1755, d. y. June, 1756, 
Issue by 2nd wife : 

Benjamin, b. Sept. 30, 1758, m. Katherine Banning, see 

p. 340, 
Peggy Oswald, b. Dec. 17, 1760, m. John E. Howard, see 

p. 343, 
Joseph, b. March 9, 1763, d. y. Sep., 1764, 
JuLiANNA, b. April 8, 1765, m. Philip Nicklin, see p. 351, 
Henrietta, b. Aug. 15, 1767, d. unm. March 8, 1848, 
Sophia, b. Nov. 13, 1769, m. Henry Phillips, see p. 355, 
Maria, b. Dec. 22, 1771, d. unm. March 27, 1840, 
Harriet, b. Oct. 22, 1775, m. Charles Carroll, see p. 357, 
Catherine, b. May 3, 1779, d. unm. May 28, 1831. 

Mary Chew, b. Mch. 10, 1747-8, dau. of the Councillor, d. July 
22, 1794, m. May 18, 1768, Alexander Wilcocks, s. of John Wilcocks 
by his w. Elizabeth, dau. of Alexander Wooddrop, Common Council- 
man of Phila. Alexander Wilcocks graduated at the College of Phila. 
in 1761, and studied law. On Mch. 4, 1774, he was appointed by 

332 Chew — WiJcochs branch. 

Gov. John Penn one of the Justices for Phila. Co. He was one of 
those added in October, 1775 to the Committee of Safety. After the 
Revolution he was Recorder of Philadelphia, holding that office until 
his death. He died July 22, 1801, aud was bu. with his wife at St. 

Issue (surname Wilcocks) : 
John, b. Dec. 25, 1769, d. y., 
Mary, b. Oct. 5, 1771, d. y., 
Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1773, d. y., 
Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, 1774, d. unm. March 11, 1864, 
Benjamin Chew, b. Dec. 13, 1776, m. Sarah Wain, see below, 
Ann, b. Nov. 13, 1781, m. Joseph R. Ingersoll, see below, 
Mary, b. Jany. 2, 1784, m. Charles J. Ingersoll, see p. 333, 
Samuel, b. Mch. 1, 1786, m. Harriet Manigault, see p. 335. 

Benjamin Chew Wilcocks, b. Dec. 13, 1776, gr'dsou of the 
Councillor, as above, resided in Phila., d. Dec. 1, 1845, m. Phila. Oct. 
10, 1842, Sarah, dau. of William Wain by his wife Mary, dau. of 
John Wilcocks, who was uncle of Benj. C. Wilcocks. 
Issue (surname Wilcocks) : 

Mary Waln, m. Alexander Dallas Campbell, of the Phila. 

Issue (surname Campbell) : 

Elizabeth Mason, 
Helen Julia, d. s. p. May 5, 1868, m. Chandler Robbins, of 
N. Y. 

Ann Wilcocks, b. Nov. 13, 1781, grddau. of the Councillor, as 
above, d. May 28, 1831, m. Phila. Sept. 22, 1813, Joseph Reed 
Ingersoll (brother of Charles J. Ingersoll who married her sister, see 
below), b. June 14, 1786, grad. A. B. (Princ.) 1804, and studied law, 
was admitted to practice in the Supreme Ct. of Penna. Mch. 20, 1809, 
publishing in that year a translation of Roccus's tracts De Navibus et 
Naulo and De Assecuralione, aud afterwards rising to the front rank 
in his profession. He was a trustee for various estates and senior 
counsel for the City of Phila. in the case of the Commonwealth vs. Al- 
burger, which vindicated the City's title to the public squares. He 
was Member of Congress from 1835 to 1837 and also from 1842 to 
1849, and was some time Chmn. of the Judiciary Comm. of the House. 

Cheic — Ingersoll branch. 333 

On Aug. 21, 1852, he was appointed U. S. Minister to the Court of 
St. James. He was Pres. of the Arner. Piiilos. Soc., of the Academy 
of Fine Arts at Phila., and of the Hist. Soc. of Penna., delivering before 
the latter a Memoir of Samuel Breck, which has been printed. He d. 
Phila. Feb. 20, 1868, and was bu. with his wife and children, at St. 

Issue (surname Ingersoll) : 

James, b. Oct. 7, 1814, d. y. Jany. 17, 1820, 

Mary Wilcocks, b. Feb. 2, 1816, d. unm. Jany. 30, 1842, 

Joseph, b. Sept. 28, 1823, d. inf. Jany. 27, 1825. 

Mary Wilcocks, b. Jany. 2, 1 784, see preceding page, grddau. of the 
Councillor, d. Aug. — , 1862, bn. Woodlands, m. Oct. 18, 1804, 
Charles Jared Ingersoll, gr'dson of Jared Ingersoll of Conn., Agent of 
that Colony in London, and Commissary of the Admiralty for Penn- 
sylvania and other Provinces, whose son Jared Ingersoll, LL.D., the 
father of Charles J. Ingersoll, practised law in Phila., was a member 
of the Continental Congress, Attorney-General of Penna., and Judge 
of U. S. District Court as also the Federal candidate for Vice Presi- 
dent of the United States in 1812, and m. 1st Presbyt. Dec. 6, 1781 
Elizabeth, dan. of Charles Pettit of Phila., merchant. Secretary of the 
Province of New Jersey under Gov. William Franklin, and a Mem- 
ber of the Continental Congress. Charles J. Ingersoll was b. in Phila. 
Oct. 3, 1782. He received a liberal education, and in early life wrote 
a poem entitled " Cheomora," published in 1800 in the Portfolio, and 
a tragedy in 5 acts, *' Edwy and Elgiva," which appeared in 1801, 
also " Inchiquin the Jesuit's Letters on American Literature and 
Politics," published in 1810. He was admitted to the bar, and prac- 
tised law in Phila. He was Member of Congress from 1813 to 1815, 
and U. S. District Attorney for Pennsylvania from 1815 to 1829. 
He was again in Congress from 1841 to 1847, serving as Chmn. of the 
Comm. on Foreign Affairs. In the latter year President Polk nomi- 
nated him as Minister to France, but the Senate failed to confirm the 
appointment. He wrote a " History of the Second American War 
with Great Britain." He d. Phila. May 14, 1862, bu. Woodlands. 
Issue (surname Ingersoll) : 

Charles, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1822, of Phila., attorney-at- 

law, author of " Fears for Democracy," m. Susan Catherine, 

dau. of Gen. Brown, of Tenn., 
Issue (surname Ingersoll) : 

334 Chew — Ingersoll branch. 

Frances Maria, d. y. Mch. 18, 1846, 

Adele Catherine, ra. John Moylan Thomas of Phila., 


Issue (surname Thomas) : 
Helen Ringgold, 

Charles Ingersoll, d. y. Mch. 6, 1882, 
Mary Georgina Lee, 
Ann Wilcocks, m. James Howell Hutchinson, M. D., 

see Shippen, 
Elizabeth Wilcocks, m. Arthur Amory of N. Y., mer- 

Issue (surname Amory) : 
Susan Ingersoll, 

Katherine Margaret Preston, d. Apr. 1, 1879, m. Fran- 
cis Fontaine Maury, M. D., Prof, in Jefferson Med. 

College, surgeon of First City Troop, d. June 4, 1879, 

Issue (surname Maury) : 
Charles Ingersoll, 
Francis Fontaine, 

Alexander Wilcocks, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1824, 
Harry, of Phila., m. Sarah E. Roberts, 
Issue (surname Ingersoll) : 

George Roberts, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1855, d. s. p. 
Aug. 29, 1855, 
John, d. Sept., 1859, m., 1st, Margaretta Smith and, 2nd, 
Sarah (Starr) Griffin, 

Issue by 1st wife (surname Ingersoll) : 
William Kelty, 

Helen, m. L. Saunders King of Mo., 
Issue by 2nd wife (surname Ingersoll) : 
Mary, d. y. 1865, 
Caroline Grayson, 
Benjamin Wilcocks, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1831, d.. unm. 

Rome, Italy, Jany,, 1859, 
Elizabeth, d. May 27, 1872, m. Sydney George Fisher of 

Phila., see Logan, 
Edward, grad. A. B. (U. of P.) 1835, of Phila., attorney-at- 
law, m. Anna C. Warren, of Troy, N. Y., 
Issue (surname Ingersoll) : 
Stephen Warren, of Phila., 

Chew — Ingersoll branch. 335 

Mary Wil cocks, 

Phoebe Warren, ra. her cousin Harry W. McCall, see 

next page, 

Anna Warren, m. Chas. Morton Smith, see Logan, 

Charles Edward, grad. A. B. (U. of P. 1882), 

Plenry McKean, grad. A. B. (U. of P. 1882), 

Jane Hobart, 

Ann Wilcocks, d. Dec, 30, 1856, m. John Forsyth Meigs of 

Phila., M. D., son of Charles D. Meigs, M. D., by his wife 

Mary Montgomery, 

Issue (surname Meigs) : 

Emily, d. y. 

Harry Ingersoll, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), studied law, 

now Rector of St. Thomas's, Whitemarsh, Pa., 

John Forsyth, Lieut. U. S. N., m. Jane Perry Rodgers, 

Arthur Vincent, grad. A. B. and M. D. (U. of P.), now 

physician in Phila., m. Mary R., dau. of Edward 

Browning of Phila., 

. Issue (surname Meigs) : 
Edward Browning, 
John Forsyth, 
William Montgomery, grad. A. B. and M. D. (U. of 

P.), now of the Phila. bar, 

f Alexander Wilcocks, 

I Ann Ingersoll, 

' Mary Hope, d. inf., 

Samuel, d. inf. Feb. 23, 1827. 

Samuel Wilcocks, b. Mch. 1, 1786, see p. 332, gr'dson of the 
Councillor, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), was of Phila., atty,-at-law, d. Mch. 
22, 1824, bu. St. Peter's, m. Harriet Manigault, b. Dec. 25, 1793, d. 
Apr. 30, 1835, dau. of Gabriel Manigault of South Carolina by his 
wife Margaret Izard. 

Issue (surname Wilcocks) : 

Alexander, of Phila., M. D., author of dissertations on vari- 
ous scientific subjects, and Pres. of the Philadelphia Club, 
d. Nov. 10, 1880, 
Mary Margaret, m. Kirk B. Wells of Phila., merchant, 
Benjamin Chew, d. y. Nov. 10, 1838, 
Charlotte Manigault, d. Trouville, France, May 21, 1875, 
m. Harry McCall, 

336 Chew — Wilcocks branch. 

Issue (sarname McCall) : 

Margaret, m. Count Alphonse de Diessbach of Austria, 

Issue (surname de Diessbach) : 
Ladislas Alphonse, 
Alice de Laucey, d. inf., 

Harry Wilcocks, m. his cousin Phoebe W. Ingersoll, 

Samuel, d. inf. June 13, 1821. 

Elizabeth Chew, b. Sep. 10, 1751, dau. of the Councillor, d. 
Apr. 4, 1842, bu. Xt. Ch. m. May 26, 1774 Edward Tilghman, b. at 
Wye, Maryland, Dec. 11, 1750, son of Col. Edward Tilghman of 
Wye by his 2nd w. Elizabeth, sister of Benjamin Chew the Council- 
lor. The Edward Tilghman who married the Councillor's daughter 
grad. at the College of Phila. in 1767, studied law at the Middle Tem- 
ple in London, and, returning to Philadelphia in the early part of 
1774, was admitted to practise before the Supreme Court of Pennsyl- 
vania in April of that year. " He was a talented advocate," says 
Blake's Biog. Diet., "always familiar with the facts and the law relat- 
ing to his cases, highly accomplished in the use of language, a clear- 
headed logician, fluent without the least volubility, and comprehended 
by almost the lowest order of understanding while he was dealing with 
the most exalted topics." He was perhaps the head of the profession 
in that generation which came between Benjamin Chew and Horace 
Binney, and as he was the son-in-law of the former, so also was he 
the patron of the latter, who in " The Leaders of the Old Bar" says, 
"He launched me in ray profession." Mr. Binney there relates how 
the President of the Philadelphia Ins. Co., at Tilghman's suggestion, 
employed him, quite a young man, to defend the case of Gibson vs. 
the Company (1 Binn.) and would retain no other counsel, although 
James Gibson and Jared Ingersoll were for the plaintiff: Mr. Tilgh- 
man having said, " Put it all on his shoulders, and make him carry it. 
It will do him good." Judge Duncan says that his attention to young 
men in the profession was one among the many honorable trails that 
distinguished him at the bar. 

Edward Tilghman was offered the Chief Justiceship of Pennsyl- 
vania on the resignation of Edward Shippen, but declined it, recom- 
mending his cousin William (see Tilghman), whom Gov. McKeaa 
thereupon appointed. Tilghman was counsel for the company which 
undertook the purchase of the Bush Hill estate (see Hamilton), and 
he advised the proceeding by common recovery. After his death, in 
the case of Lyle vs. Richards, its efficacy was brought into question, 
and it was deemed a considerable argument in its favor that he had 

Chew — Tilghman branch. 337 

advised it ; the Supreme Court declared it valid, and that, the entails 
and contingent remainders being destroyed, a fee simple title had beea 
conveyed to the company. Judge Duncan, in his opinion, passed this 
eulogium upon Tilghman: "Of him I can truly say that I never 
knew any man who had this intricate branch of the law so much at his 
finger's end. With all others with whom I have had professional 
intercourse, it was the work of time and consideration to comprehend, 
but he took in, with one glance, all the beauties of the most obscure 
and difficult limitations. With him it was intuitive, and he could 
untie the knots of a contingent remainder or executory devise as famili- 
arly as he could his garter." He resided on Chestnut St., Phila. He 
d. Nov. 1, 1815, bu. Xt. Ch. 

Issue (surname Tilghman) : 

Edward, b. Feb. 27, 1779, ra. Rebecca Wain, see below, 
Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, 1782, m. William Cooke, see p. 338, 
Benjamin, b. Jan. 6, 1 785, m. Anna M. McMurtrie, see p. 338, 
Mary Anna, b. Feb. 25, 1795, d. Feb. 2, 1878, m. William 

Rawle, see Shoemaker, 
Richard, d. y., 
eight others, d. inf. 

Edward Tilghman, b. Feb. 27, 1779, gr'dson of the Councillor, 
grad. A. B. (U. of P.), for some time was a merchant at No. 59 So. 
Wharves, Phila., also practised law in Phila., d. Jany. 17, 1826, m. 
Rebecca, dau. of Jesse Wain of Phila. 
Issue (surname Tilghman) : 

Edward, of Luzerne Co., Pa., d. Feb. 26, 1881, m. Fanny Hans, 
Issue (surname Tilghman) : 

Morgan, d. y. Dec, 1879, 
Ann Rebecca, d. y. June 28, 1828, 
Elizabeth, unm., 
Ann Rebecca, unm,, 

Jane Graham, m. William Poyntell Johnston, d. 1856, of 
Phila. also of Wilmington, Del., M. D. (U. of P.), member of 
the Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, grandson of 
Col. Francis Johnston of the Revolutionary Army, 
Issue (surname Johnston) : 

Rebecca Tilghman, m. Edward Canby, of Wilmington, 
Del., Maj. U. S. Vols., 


338 Chew — Tilghman branch. 

Issue (surname Canby) : 
William Poyntell, 

William Poyntell, of Wilmington, Del., and Phila., 
grad. M. D. (U. of P.), Lieut. U. S. Vols., member 
of the Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, d. 
s. p. Phila., Oct. 4, 1872, m. Lucy, only dau. of 
Joseph Swift Keen, of Phila., 

William, d. s. p., 

Ann, d. s. p., 

Howard, d. s. p., 

Caroline, of Wilmington, Del., 

Tilghman, of Wilmington, Del., member of the Society 

of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, m. Frances Silli- 

man of Pottsville, Pa., 

Issue (surname Johnston) : 
AVilliam Poyntell, 
Alice Erwin, of Wilmington, Del. 

Elizabeth Tilghman, b. Aug. 27, 1782, see p. 337, grddau. of 
the Councillor, dec'd, m. William Cooke of Baltimore. 
Issue (surname Cooke) : 

William, of Bait., merchant, d. unm., 
Edward, d. y., 

George, of Bait., merchant, d. unm., 
James, of Bait., d. unm., 
Francis, m. Helen Gatchell, 
Issue (surname Cooke) : 

Ann, m. Thomas F. Sigourney, 
Elizabeth, d. unm., 
Mary, of Bait., num., 
Sophia, d. unm., 
Anna Maria, d. unm. 

Benjamin Tilghman, b. Jany. 6, 1785, see p. 337, gr'dson of the 
Councillor, practised law in Phila., d. May 30, 1850, m. Anna Maria, 
dau. of William McMurtrie of Phila., d. April, 1872. 

Chew — Tilghman branch. 339 

Issue (surname Tilghman) : 
Maria, of Phila., unm., 
Elizabeth, of Phila., unm., 
Edward, of Phila., 

William McMurtrie, of the Phila. bar, m. Katherine Inger- 
soll, whod. Sep. 19, 1861, 
Issue (surname Tilghman) : 

Alice, d. y. Feb. 26, 1874, 
Richard, d. inf., 
Anna Maria, of Phila., unm., 
Benjamin Chew, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of the Phila. bar, 

served as Col. and Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols., 
Richard Albert, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), of Phila., m. Susan, 
dau. of Robert Toland of Phila., 
Issue (surname Tilghman) : 
' Benjamin Chew, grad. B. S. (U. of P.), 

Susan Toland, 
Richard Albert, 
Emily, d. inf. 

Sarah Chew, b. Nov, 15, 1753, dau. of the Councillor, dec'd, m. 
Oct. 23, 1796 her cousin-germain John Galloway, son of Samuel Gallo- 
way by his wife Ann, sister of the Councillor. He d. June, 1810. 
Issue (surname Galloway) : 

Mary, m. Virgil Maxcy, see below, 
Ann, d. y. 

Mary Galloway, as above, grddau. of the Councillor, m. Virgil 
Maxcy, a native of Mass., practised law in Maiyland, and was member 
of the Legislature of that State, Solicitor of the U. S. Treasury, and 
charge d'affaires in Belgium, compiler of the " Laws of Maryland from 
1692 to 1809," killed by an explosion of a gun on the U. S. frigate 
« Princeton " Feb. 28, 1844. 
Issue (surname Maxcy) : 

Mary Galloway, d. Mch. 19, 1878, m. Francis Markoe of 
Washington, who d. 1848, 

340 Cheio — Maxcy branch. 

Issue (surname Markoe) : 
Mary Galloway, 
Sally Caldwell, 
Sophia Dallas, 
Emily Maxcy, m. David Caldwell Florens Rivinus of 

Phila., merchant. 

Issue (surname Rivinus) : 
Eniily Markoe, 
Mary Maxcy, 

Ann Sarah, m. George "W. Hughes of Topog. Eng. Corps, 

Issue (surname Hughes) : 

Maxcy Galloway, 

Mary Maxcy, 

George Wurtz, 
Cornelia Elizabeth, d. y., 
Juliana Howard, d. y. 

Benjamin Chew, b. Sept. 30, 1758, son of the Councillor, gradu- 
ated at the College of Phila. in 1775, studied at the Middle Temple 
and became a member of the Piiila. bar, was admitted to practice in 
the Supreme Ct. of Pa. July 5, 1787. He d. Apr. 30, 1844, bu. in 
the family vault at St. Peter's. He m. Dec. 11, 1788, Katherine (b. 
July 6, 1770, d. Mch., 1855) dau. of Henry Banning of Maryland. 
Issue : 

Samuel, b. Dec. 8, 1789, d. y. Mch. 21, 1795, 

Eliza, b. May 4, 1791, d. y. Mch. 31, 1795, 

Benjamin, b. Dec. 5, 1793, m. Elizabeth M. Tilghman, see 

p. 341, 
Samuel, b. June 19, 1795, of Phila. bar, d. unm. Aug. 21,1841, 
John, b. Jany. 23, 1797, midshipman U. S. N., bearer of dis- 
patches after Decatur's victory over the Algerines, lost at 
sea in the " Epervier " Aug., 1815, 
Eliza Maegaretta, b. Nov. 19, 1798, m. James M. Mason, 

see p. 341, 
Henry Banning, b. Dec. 11, 1800, m., 1st, Harriet Hidgely, 

and, 2nd, Elizabeth A. Ralston, see p. 342, 
William White, b. Apr. 12, 1803, Secretary of Lega- 
tion to Russia, 1837, and charge d'affaires from 1839 to 
1840, d. unm. Nov. 13, 1851, 
Anna Sophia Penn, the present owner of " Cliveden," 

Chew. 341 

Joseph Turxer, b. Dec. 12, 1806, tl. s. p. Butler Co., Pa., 1835, 
Anthony Banning, b. Jany. 24, 1809, d. unni. Feb., 1854, 
Catharine Maria, b. May 12, 1811, d. y. Oct. 27, 1811, 
Oswald, b. May 23, 1813, d. y. June, 1824. 

Benjamin Cheav, b. Dec 5, 1793, p. 340, gr'dson of the Council- 
lor, of the Phila. bar, served in the war of 1812, d. Aug. 17, 18(J4, 
m. July 11, 1816 P^lizabeth Margaret, dan. of Ch. Justice William 
Tilghman (descend, of Tilghnian). 
Issue : 

William Tilghman, b. June 7, 1817, d. y. Apr. 6, 1820. 

Eliza Margaretta Chew, b. Nov. 19, 1798, p. 340, grddau. of 

the Councillor, d. Feb. 11, 1874, m. 1882 James Murray Mason, b. 

Analosta, Va., Nov. 3, 1798, grad. A. B. (U. of P.), elected to the 

Virginia House of Delegates in 1826, Member of Congress 1837-9, 

U. S. Senator 1847-61, and in 1862 one of the Commissioners to 

Europe from the Confederate Government, d. Apr. 29, 1871. 

Issue (surname Mason) : 

Anna Maria, d. Aug., 1862, m. John Ambler of Virginia, 

Issue (surname Ambler) : 

Lucy, m. Rev. Landon Randolph Mason of West Va., 
Issue (surname Mason) : 

Anna Ambler, <1. v., 


John Ambler, 

Lucy Randolph, 
Benjamin Mason, grad. at U. of Va., of W. Va., atty.- 

at-law, m. Nannie Baker, 
Issue (surname Ambler) : 
Mason Gaither, 
Thomas Marshall, d. inf., 

James Murray, grad. at U. of Va., of Baltimore bar, 

Eliza Chew, 

John Cary, 

Benjamin Chew, grad. at U. of Va., d. unm., 1847, 

Katherine Chew, m. John T. B. Dorsey of Alexandria bar, 

Issue (surname Dorsey) : 

Eliza Chew, d. inf., 

' Milcah Goodwin, 

Anne Chew, 

Virginia Mason, 

Laura Lee, 

John Cunningham, 

r Ida Mason, 

( Katherine Mason, 

342 Chew — Mason branch. 

Geoege, grad. U.ofVa., of Galveston bar, m. Eleanor Wallace, 
Issue (surname Mason) : 
James Murray, dec'd, 

Eliza Chew, m. George T. Carnes of Houston, Texas, 

Issue (surname Carnes) : 

, d. inf., 

George, d. inf., 

John, d. inf., 

Benjamin Mason, 

George Murray, d. inf., 

Virginia, unm., 

Eliza Oswald, of Alexandria, Va., unm., 
James Murray, grad. at U. of Va., of W. Va., atty.-at-law, 
m. Eliza Hill, 

Issue (surname Mason) : 

James Murray, d. inf., 

Eliza Chew, 

Thomas Hill, 

James Murray, 

William HiUJ d. inf., 

Anne Penn Chew, 

John, of Virginia, unm. 

Henry Banning Chew, b. Dec. 11, 1800, p. 340, gr'dson of the 

Councillor, grad. A. B. (U. of P.)) of Phila., merchant, afterwards of 

Epsom, Baltimore Co., Md., d. Dec. 12, 1866, m., 1st, Harriet, d. Oct. 

20, 1835, dau. of Gov. Charles Ridgely of Md., and, 2ud, Elizabeth 

Ann, d. s. p. May 27, 1862, dau. of Robert Ralston of Phila. 

Issue, all by first marriage : 

Katherine, d. inf., 

Priscilla Ridgely, d. y., 

Charles Ridgely, of Epsom, d. Oct. 27, 1875, m. Harriet 


Issue : 

Elizabeth Ann, m. J. Alexander Green, 
Issue (surname Green) : 

Charles Ridgely, d. v., 

Jacob Milton, 

Bessie Chew, 
Henry Banning, of Epsom, 

Anna Sophia Penn, m. William Grason, 
Issue (surname Grason) : 
Mary Chew, 
Andrew Sterrett Ridgely, 

Chew. 343 

Katherine, d. unm. Apr. 16, 1882, 
Charles Ridgely, 
Samuel, d. inf., 
Benjamin, d. inf., 
Benjamin, of Phila,, 

Samuel, of the Phila. bar, now merchant, m. Mary J., dau. of 
David S. Brown of Phila. by his wife Elizabeth Johnson, 
Issue : 

Anna Sophia Penn, 
Elizabeth Brown, 
David Sands Brown, 
» Samuel, 

AcHSAH Carroll, d. inf., 

Henry Banning, M. D., resident physician at the Baltimore 
Almshouse, d. at Epsom Apr. 29, 1855. 

Peggy Oswald Chew, b. Dec. 17, 1760, dau. of the Councillor, 
one of the ladies at the Meschianza, in whose honor Major Andre 
fought in that tournament, d. May 29, 1824, m. May 18, 1787 Col. 
John Eager Howard, of Maryland, b. in Baltimore Co. of that Pro- 
vince, June 4, 1752, the son of Cornelius Howard of "the Forest" 
by his wife Ruth Eager, of Belvidere. He graduated at Priucetou 
College. Entering the Revolutionary Army in 1776 as a Captain, he 
was the following year promoted to the command of the second Mary- 
land Regiment. In the campaign of the South, he distinguished him- 
self at Cowpens, where Lee said that he turned the fortunes of the day, 
where for the first time during the war charging with fixed bayonets 
was resorted to, and where it is reported that he had in his hands at 
one time the swords of seven officers who had surrendered to him per- 
sonally. Serving until the close of the war, he retired to his estate in 
Maryland. He owned a large part of the present city of Baltimore, 
and presented to Judge Samuel Chase, the Signer, the site for his resi- 
dence to induce him to settle there (Sanderson's Lives). He was a 
member of the Continental Congress in 1787. In 1788, lie was chosen 
Governor of the State, and he held that office three years. He was a 
member of the Senate of the United States from 1796 to 1803, and was 

344 Chew — Howard branch. 

President pro tern, of that body during part of the Vlth Congress. 
He died Oct. 12, 1827. 

Issue (surname Howard) : 

John Eager b. June 25, 1788, m. Cornelia A. Read, see 

George, b. Nov. 21, 1789, m. Prudence G. Ridgely, see 

Benjamin Chew, b. Nov. 5, 1791, m. Jane G. Gilmor, see 

p. 346, 
William, b. Dec, 16, 1793, ra. Rebecca A. Key, see p. 347, 
Juliana Elizabeth, b. May 3, 1796, m. John McHenry, see 

p. 347, 
James, b. Dec. 17, 1797, m., 1st, Sophia G. Ridgely, and, 2nd, 

Catharine M. Ross, see p. 348, 
Sophia Catherine, b. Mch. 6, 1800, m. William G. Read, 

see p. 348, 
Charles, b. Apr. 26, 1802, m. Elizabeth P. Key, see p. 349, 
Mary Anne, b. Feb. 16, 1806, d. y. May 20, 1806. 

John Eager Howard, b. June 25, 1788, as above, gr'dson of the 

Councillor, served in the War of 1812, and with his three brothers 

was at the Battle of North Point, d. Mercersburg, Pa., Oct. 18, 1822, 

m. Cornelia Annabella, dau. of Gen. Read, of S. C, d. Dec. 28, 1862. 

Issue (surname Howard) : 

John Eager, served in the Mexican War, and was first on the 
walls at the storming of Chapultepec, d. unm. near Boston, 

George Howard, b. Nov. 21, 1789, as above, gr'dson of the 
Councillor, styled by Henry Clay " as brilliant a mind as I ever 
encountered," was Acting Governor of Maryland 1831, Governor 
1832-3, d. Aug. 2, 1846, m. Prudence G. (d. July 5, 1847), dau. of 
Gen. Charles Ridgely of Hampton. 
Issue (surname Howard) : 

John Eager, d. unra. July 3, 1838, 

Priscilla Ridgely, d. May 5, 1837, m. (was 1st wife of) 
Eugene Post of Bait., 
Issue (surname Post) : 

Eugene Howard, dec'd, m. Mary Adams, 

Chew — Howard branch. 345 

Issue (surname Post) : 
Mary Elizaheth, 

Margaret Elizabeth, m. (was 2ncl w. of) Eugene Post, 
Issue (surname Post) : 
Mary Magdalene, unm., 

John Eager Howard, d. s. p. Feb. 12, 1876, m. Re- 
becca L. Nicliolsou, 
Sophia Howard, ni. June 4, 1858, Ridgely Duvall, of 


Issue (surname Duvall) : 
Eugene Post, d. inf. Aug. 17, 1867, 

Richard B., m. Nov. 1, 1866, Ella Stump, 

Issue (surname Post) : 
Elizabeth Bordley, 
George Howard, d. unm., 

William Edward Voss, m. Mary E. Boyce, 

Issue (surname Post) : 
Florence, d. y., 
Mabel Howard, 
James Boyce, 

Charles Ridgely, entered U. S. Navy, distinguished in 
Florida war, d. at Panama Jany. 30, 1859, m. Dec. 24, 1844, 
Elizabeth Ann Waters (who m., 2nd, Wm. George Read, 
see p. 349), 

Issue (surname Howard) : 
Prudence Rebecca, 

Sophia Read, m. Thomas W. Ward of N. Y., 
Elizabeth Waters, d. inf. Nov. 10, 1849, 
James Round Morris, 
Elizabeth Waters, 
Sophia Catherine, m. May 12, 1840 Richard Norris, who 

d. s. p. 1879, 
George, d. Jy. 7, 1876, 
Jacob Hollingsworth, d. inf., 
William, m. Octavia Duvall, 
Issue (surname Howard) : 
Eliza Ridgely, 
William, d. inf., 
James Herbert, d. y., 
Gustave Beauregard, 
John Duvall, 

346 Chew — Howard branch, 


Rebecca Hanson, d. inf., 

James, d. inf., 

David Ridgely, d. inf., 

Eliza Carroll, d. inf., 

James Carroll, d. inf. 

Benjamin Chew Howard, b. Nov. 5, 1791, gr'dson of the Coun- 
cillor, p. 344, grad. A. B. (Princ.) 1809, studied law, and was admitted 
to the bar. During the war of 1812 he went into the field, com- 
manding a company at North Point in 1814. He was chosen a Presi- 
dential Elector in 1828, and a representative in Congress four times. 
He is chiefly known as Reporter of the U. S. Supreme Court, an 
office created by Act of Congress passed in 1842, and wliich he filled 
from Feb. 1, 1843, publishing 24 volumes of reports. In 1861 he 
was a member of the Peace Congress, and in the same year ran for 
Governor of Maryland on the Democratic ticket. He d. in Baltimore, 
Mch. 6, 1872. He m. Jane Grant Gilmor. 
Issue (surname Howard) : 

Louisa Sherlock, d. 1876, m. June 1, 1841 George Brice 
Hoffman of Baltimore, who d. 1879. 
Issue (surname Hoffman) : 
Howard, d. 1877, 
George, d. inf. May 6, 1846, 
Robert Gilmor, d. inf Dec. 20, 1821, 
Sophia, d. unm. at Rome, May 23, 1852, 
Ann Williams, 

Jane Gilmor, m. June 1, 1869 Joseph King, no issue, 
William Gilmor, d. inf. Mch. 16, 1829, 
Juliana McHenry, m. June 28, 1853 Richard Wood Tyson, 
Issue (surname Tyson) : 
Sophia Howard, 

George Hoffman, d. inf. Dec. 23, 1858, 
Benjamin Howard, 
Jessie, d. inf. a