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January, 1895 

JHiscdlany No. 1 

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The Publication Committee os the Genealogical So< oj Penn- 

sylvania ■■ • : ' K) P] TEULL5 DEDICATE THE TOLl'.OAVINQ I'AUES 

•10 Edward Shippkn, .M.I)., U.S. N., President oe the So< iety. 
January, 1S95. 


The Sailing of the Ship " Submission ' in 1682, with a true copy of the 

Vessel's Log 7 

Inscriptions on Some Ancient Tombstones, former!} in the Burial Ground 

of the First Presbyterian Church on Bank Strett, Illustrated . 34 

John Hart, Governor of Maryland, 1714-1720 2f; 

Some Data concerning the taking of Wolves in New Castle County, in 

1676, and a Reprint of the Taxable* -S 

Notices of the Justices of New Castle 35 


.' I 

The Bi I of Direci of i Society ha long tho ditit 
desirable to place before you some part i th tpers 

from time to time received, and which, if Wound up in the 
ular manuscript vol "our collections, might not 

be so available or i in: as if published. Lackofsuf- 

cient funds "• ■■> such a pu p »se hi : p event! \ printing until 
the present month, when th< ' ; s are issui I 

a trifling cost, and will, if approved, be continued periodi- 

The committee on publication have, in ecting fol- 

lowing 3 for the first number, 1 ■ 

iject of the So iety has a] ways been to c< lect 
original records and mi >rical 

research rather than to tarn their ; U ■ the bui 

of pedigrees, an underti ( hieh can only be successfully 

accomplished after all of our early rei ich as church 

registers, deeds, wills, very old family documents, copies of 
tombstones and similar archives, have been gathered, in- 
dexed, and placed at the disposal of those interested in such 
work. After this has been done, family history, properly 
speaking, can be compiled with certainty, and the avoid- 
ance of those errors which are sure to creep in when (he 
author is not familiar with the original sources of genea- 
logical information. 

The committee have at their disposal a number of inter- 
esting documents, which a lack of encouragement alone will 
prevent them from printing in the near future; and in this 
connection they especially request that you will submit to 
them your approval or disapproval of the present departure 
from tho path heretofore followed by the Society. 

January, 1805. 

L. Taylok Dickson, 1 n ■,, 

I Committee on 
P. S. P. Conner, > D ,,. .. 

Thomas Allen Glenn,-' 



OF ti:>: 



Voi, I. 1895. >:r i. 


THE YEAR 1682, WITH i TR1 ' >P\' 

OF ".. ::• \ ESSEL'S LOG 

The log of the ship "Submission, 1 oi ;vhiel '• ' 

is a copy, commences the fourth day of the week, sixth day 
of the seventh month (September) and ends on the seventh 
day of the week, the twenty-first day of the eighth n oi th, 
16S2. The vessel at this day being near the mom]) of the 
Chesapeake Bay, which appeals by the entry made on the 
nineteenth day of October, at Which time the odor from the 
pines was noticed, "supposing ourselves not to be within 
80 leagues." Phincas Peniberton in his record states that 
they arrived in the Chopiank, Maryland, on the second day 
of ninth month, 1682, thus making the voyage in fifty-eight 
days from port to port, the last days of the passage not being 
recorded in the log. 

As Captain Settle was bound for another port, and the 
weather being overcast, it is highly probable that upon the 
twenty-first day of the seventh month he did not k low 
where he was, and therefore did not complete the log. 

Many of the passengers remained in Maryland for a con- 

8 Sailing of the Ship "Sitbmution" w 16S2. 

siderable time (some of them married there), and then 
walked to Appoquinimink, the lowesi s ction of New Gasth 
County, about forty miles from the plaee of lahdi ■ I 

twenty miles south oi the established town of New Castle. 
The most important colonists on the "Submi ,' 

judging from their respective positions in after-life, were: 
Phineas Pemberton and Randle (or Randolph) Bli kshaw. 
Pemberton states in his record that the Blackshaws arrived 
in Appoquinimink on the fifteenth day of eleventh month, 
1683. And as James Harrison, Phineai Pemberton, Jamei 
Clayton, Randle Blackshaw and Ellis Join 3 with i 
families were residents of Bucks Count; ii I684,i1 is evident 
that they did not remain in the lov.e county long, 'ii c 
voyage across the Atlantic had been a most tryh g one to 
the passengers, due prii i] illy to the; irere exaction: of the 
Mash Jam* Sett! , but j tlv from the fact that many o I 
them had over-invested in that com mod it) of the time 
known us "servants," x so much so that theii fund.* b •■ on 
exhausted and Randle Blackshaw was compelled to soli in 
Maryland Eleonore, the wife of Roger Bradbury, 5 together 
with her three sons, so as to liquidate his indebtedness to 
the Captain and enable him to reach the Quaker province 
on the Delaware. Much information can be obtained of 
these people and of their lives and form of transportation 
from the Chaptank to Bucks County. Of the passer] 
other than those settled in Bucks County possibly the 
most interesting to the genealogist are the daughter and 

1 Many of those registered as servants appear to be closely related to and 
quite the equal of their masters, and had been influenced to emigrate on 
account of the liberal inducement offered by the Proprietor ; for even before 
this time we find in the Upland court records the sale of William Still > 
tailor, for four years to Captain Edmund Cant well. And a short time after 
this the clergyman at New Castle in a letter states that they have lost their 
schoolmaster, but that he can be replaced, as lie learns that a vessel is shortly 
to arrive, when he will go to the dock and buy one. And it is also stated that 
no less a person than a distinguished signer of the Declaration of Indi pi 
was sold in his youth as a servant and after the expiration of his time laugh I 

2 As the name of Bradbury does not appear among the residents of RuoIm 
County it is to be presumed that the entire family remained in Maryland. 

Sailing of th Ship "Sid ion" in 1G82. 9 

r] tei oi '■ ' . Thomas Wynn , Rebe ' i and 
and Jane Mede. Hannah Logan Smitl 
men ; : i she states that El 1 1 1 - . ■ ■ ■' : 

' yiino, i in thi ship with 1 sir obi ! m,for i 

main doe tiot'app tr in the li il r, i passengers, it v '-: ; . 
une she. cam o with hei husband in the "Welcome." 
Lake could be e isily made m we com i i : I 
the vessel la'de tl ' tge at the same time. : '- i ejc< a, 
I iter of Th ried first Solomon Thomas, 

; i d secondly John : : :' on. M irjo y Mede, hi; 

liter, married Thomas Fish d' a pi 

numerous), and Jane : Led and dit I ] ibablv 

i i . 'o ■ 

■ fd it would appear that E be ; \S »nd died seventh 
ib fceenth, L6i i ; thai Jane 3 ,'ou mai I 
I n ith, twenty-fou vlh, j 11 , an u lb ■ • 

Blacl ". ; bei i a< I e wife of Joseph on the 
teenth day of first month, 16SS. Neithei oi the com- 
pany's servants appear on tin records and then me a Fane- 
olii i fodges io Pembe >n'i : Look; more !: ' i : I 

Hodges, although it may bt L r rarii is, but not Harriet us 
printed in the Pennsylvania Magazine, Vol. IX. There 
number of books and manuscripts in the library of the 
Pennsylvania Historical Society 1 that throw mm 
on the lives of these early emigrants, from which much 
genealogical information could be obtained. 

The Log of the "Submission." 

Voyage of the 


from Liverpool to 



A u acct of our passage towards Pens[ylvania the j »as- 

i engers Subscribers, went Abord the vessel Submission from 

1 The most interesting are the records of Phineas Pemberloi . printed in 
Volume TX of the Pennsylvania Magazine, and his book of on--:: : tho 

tattle and horses made in 10S4. 

'' ''• T ( 'J the Shi\ ission " in 1.882. 

fch e Port of Liverpool 5 l '_ ~'~ ICSiJ. The master's name 
James Sett] , the mate Sam i elRi - - ■ Brian ffl etvvood r}, . 
•u li 'i ; ii ;oop« i . EUijali Goblia n, 
Thon B I] m ':, P« er Travis, John Royle, Thoi ms Hat ■ 
le y. ' • ' Efeniy Blivin, Michael G Ion. apprenti - 

Heads ii. M ' 

The Passengers names A ages & number as — near as 
cold b< well La] en. 

I ffrefi : ■ en ers. 
. | .!:: n [farrison 
.^ i Agnes ii; t-ris 1:1 

1 iberl Bond 
. -; I i ■ : i feral ton 
-J | Abigail Pemberton 
. : 
! \ lii ■ : ■:■ . 

Jan e ( lay-ton 
■Tames 01 ; !< m 
John Claj ton 
Joseph Clayton 

Randnlph Blaekshaw 
Phebe Blaekshaw 
Abraham Blaekshaw 
Mary Biacl shaw 
Martha Blaekshaw 

* I 

Roger Bradbury 
■ Jacob Bradbury 
j Joseph Bradbury 
[ Roger Bradbury 

HI lis Jones 
Barbary Jones 
Mary Jones 
Rebeckah Winn 
Marjory Mede 

54 y< 

80 " • 

'■/>'■ . 

1.8 - 

Jfasseng i 

58 years .: - 

W> - 2 — () 
2 U — 2 — 
70 — I — 








11 ', 

Anna Harrison 
Hi, [] . | icjii 

Joi i , h •'- . 

■ ! !■,'•■. \ o-ej 

: 2 — 

Jan iLyo ]-. _ 2 — n 

Jane ( iaytcii 48 

Sarah Clayton 14 

Mary Clayton b 

Lydia Cleatoi 5 

Allis Blaekshaw i. 

Sarah Blaekshaw 14 

Jacob Blaekshaw 8 
Xehemiah Blaekshaw 3 
freight free 


Ellenor Bradbury 48 

Martha Bradbury 14 

Sarah Bradbury 8 


Jane Jones 
Dorothy Jones 
Isaac Jones 
Jane Mede 

heads 49 

bed the owners servants for sale 

Janeclif Hodges & Ellen Holland. 

40 — 

10 — 

(4 months) 

15 _ 

le pasw tgcj 

Sailing of the Ship "Submission." in !■' 11 

1682 about I afternoon set sails & came lo an 

anker i I ■ Rod al at 6 from whevn & sent 3 

letters b> boal oneRo| I , worth one for Henry 

Haydock on< tor Lliom ?.J oj >is 
i i.. about one in the morning I sail ifc ■:■ bl at 

night to an anker about '< betwixt [iollyhoad ami 

Beaumorj ii 
5— 7. about 12 in the morning set sails & the wind 

came south & put us a little to tl iv ; - 

aboi I 10 ■.!; thi morning then it came oo-west & 

we came about I & left sight of it yt night 

0- ■ 8. that night over agt Waterford fair wethei 
7 — 9. A misfrj ; .■ • I • almo* 
1 — H). A clear day the wind easterly in the morning on 

east V. . :. rfoi d 
1. A fail ' y wind : • ; '- at 10 in ye morning on 

east Kingssale 

in the forenoon L I i ighi of Cape '■ 'le 1 1 ■ 

the 'wind south- wi 

Wind S W that day we spoke with A ship from East 

India bound for London, that we went about 75 

leagues from the Capes 


A high wind much westerly that day we saw at A 

distance A whale 
1 — 17. A high wind westerly in the afternoon A whale came 

neare us <§; appeared fair to us & followed us some 

2 — 18. The wind much westerly about 12 in the night there 

arose A great storm that day were forced to take of 

the main top & to lay the ship by for about 10 

hours the sea was exceedingly high ye waves ran 

as high as the main yards but we received little 

3—19. in the afternoon the wind S west 
4 — 20. about 4 in trie morning the wind n west the clay 

5—21. Wind N \\ day cold 

















i : ' Sailing o/ the Ship "Submission " in 1682. 

6- -22. Wind N W very cold & stormy 
7—23. Wind N W very cold & stormy 
I- -24. Wind N W a calm day <§ <■'< ■ 

25. A calm daj <§ leare 

26. beealmed most of the day in the afternoon win 
W in IS degree 31 minutes no latitude 

I 27. The wind westerly at night wind highin48deg 
& 20 minutes about 15 degree.,- in longitude fr< 
the Cape 

r rhe wind w< evening no-east 

We: fcerly and cold 
about 11 in the forenoon wesaw ;i ship about I 

saw 14 ? one company about 3 in theafterno i 

we saw a ship all <1 1o be a b ship 

J — 1. ssrthe wind N W at night was high k the sen vi : f 

I I 

2-— 2. the sea very Rough the wind lii« ; ,■■' I in the 

[ ?] dyed Abraham the son oi Lulph 

shaw about 6 in the morning -A great head sea broki 
over the ship & staved the boat & look the most 
part of it away, broke up the main hatches thai 
were both nailed & corked & took them away 
that they were, not seen where they wont, broke the 
boat's mast & hyst that were lashed in the mid- 
ship, broke of the gunnel! head in the midship & 
broke the forre shet & took severall things of the 
decks & severall things that were in the boat il 
cast betwix decks. At 9 in the morning the boy 
was put overboard, about 4 in the afternoon A great 
sea fell on our Rudder & broke it about 1 yard or 
Something more from the head, was again pieced 
as well as it cold that night — not being discovered 
until about 10 at night & was made pretty firm 
the next day. 

3 — 3. The Sea rough. 

1 — 4. The Sea indeferent high the wind calme 

5 — 5. The wind No-E. 

6 — 6. The day faire wind easterly 

,< ■ h, of the Ship • Sub ission" in 1682 J 3 


< .'. fairi win< 
•- - 8. h fresh . . ■■ Saw a whale. 

2 - ' ; faire - hum 

. i the wati ■■ l Pol- 

■ . ed tho ship about an hour, 
3 — 10, (Wire w« hid,thii mor Ing w i : h ■ 

j i'i of por] in 30 de ■ minutes 

no ]■ fcifcnde. 
4 — 11. The day faire, tl e wind ! •■ ■ i day ■■■ :no3 ewith 

p N< ■ tip bound foi Lisboume. 

5 — 12. The wiiii h . '\ extraordinary hot. 

6 — 13. in i id J 1 A'ith raine from S in 

morning lo 4 i that 

in the great raine at the shii i id half 

cornpas of the ship. 
7 — 14. at tweh 

contim < - sho ■ all day, Lhe sea i oug] 

v ind northerly and N 
1 — 15. the wind easterly the day faire. 
2 — 16. winds and . bhei good in 37: 1.6 minul 

and 31 ' i antes Longitm 
3 — 17. day and wind faire. At evening it began to lighl 

& continued. 
4 — 18. lightened all day & night but little raine to us 
5 — 19. faire this morning the wind being west we smelled 

the pines, supposing ourselves not to be with 

6 — 20. this day faire till evening it begun to blow wind 

S W. 
7 — 21. raine some pte of the day. 

Inscriptions on Some Ancient Tombstones': 




ON' fcANl 3T] (ST NBA] MARKET, BV1 ' £> TO 




The recori i oi i be ; - h . i •■ byteriani hnr< h of ! 
■•' ,; ' are : : : ■ ;■' ' ' I Society, and 

i ntei ' ■ ■ m tb the i'o 1 1 i ag insc pi 

■ bi en tak i wii . e from ■ ■ I • . 

in many w aln ost undecipht rable ; fly co n >y 
earth or debris When the bodies of the d ceased , 
pers of the First Church were, early in this c try, amoved 
iron the Bank Street ground, to the Pine Sfcreol lot, the old 
gravestones were either built into the south wall of the new 
burial place, or laid loosely on the ground in unused cor- 
ners, and time has dealt so unkindly with these brief ru m • - 
rials of our dead that within a few years the little remaining 
of the inscriptions will have disappeared. 

South Wall, beginning at the Southwest Corner. 

1. 2. 

the body of William In Memory of 

the Son of John & Agnes CATHERINE the' Wife of 

Jones, who Departed WILL] AM MILLER 

this Life December who departed this Lifi 

- 18**1759. Aged 2 Years 176* 


& Sic Months. 

l'nsi I'ipti r, : \ wi Sorm An lent Toml 


thi s ae\ 

■, .■ . 

„ ,. , , 

, sZ(24?) A.D. 1-0-. 
^ped(o3 , ■■ ■.,. 
[Lines undecipl 


one undeciphe 
in Memory of 

May 16, I 

[Loose on the ground.] 

In Memory of 


who departed this Life 

November the 80"' 1791 

In the 74"' Fear of his 



ANN Daughter of 

Alexr & Mary Murray 

'who died A T ov 26 179- 

Ayed 2 Years & 9 Months 

w/to died Any"' 19"'' 178- 


«//o di'ec/ Nov lZ lh 

Aged 4 Mont Its. 

- 7 ' v ' 

(4 lii 

October tlu L769 

iw //,„ 31s* Year of his Aye. 


[A stone undecipherable.] 



Barb* city 

who died Jews 27<* 17— . 

^iaod 42 Fba i s 

wit/t children 5. 
//;. i>fev;i< . ; ; o/' 
ROBERTSON, son of 
Perth, Scotland, Dec r 12"' 
-.47i.cZ dwcZ the 15"' o/ &/>''' 
Aged 5 years & 8 mont/ts. 


in Memory of 

James & Anna McQrea 

who departed this Life 

June 22« 1799 

Aged 1 Fee? 

: hi a ■:,:'■■ ■■ on , 1'iiie A uc-ieni '! ■•■ ! aes 

! !. 





JAN' iTT^ 


Tn 13 - 

•>"->'' •! °f ,, ., , 

W1LI.IA. ' R \1 ..'■ ihei 0d V 

Of Si °' 

i .. . i it Life ' '"" '• 

on ' I i-o/J^ne 

w ) departed tfa \ Life 

Justtl r hi February 18« •' ■■'■ 


J . , ; .■ n of 


ISABEL who depa\ U ' ■ ■■ i Z i/s 

THE WIFE OF JAMES Apriltk 10'* 1790 

B AND DAUGHTER 4?ed 67 Fton 



WHO DKPA RTED Tfl [8 LIFE wko d ,, d (/J . : W . 

THE 3D OF AUGT. 1772 ,, ' ., Ct , ...',. 

May the b'- 1789 

Aged 52 Years 
Not lost lied thought, but gone before. 


Here - 

In 'memory of f 


toko departed this life w h departed this — 

- December -1718W] the - day 

Aged 28 Years. f) 

Insci , d nt TomJbstOMS. 

Here Lieth the Body 
A ■■ ■■■ i i wife of 19. 

,IES S ■ 

[A stone urn rable.] 

dtl : /fc 

November — 



■is erected by a t \nce / 

7/; Memo'i y oj 
nrtti! /rifi once lo< 


and their amiable Family. 

George Fullerton 

departed this life — of August 1770 

Mary Fullerton, 17 of November 1789 

James Blair Fullerton 30'* of January 1791 

MKiara Fullerton 17^ o/ October 1795 

Margaret Blair Fullerton, 27** of March 1799 

2l/rs. Margaret Fullerton l& h of February 1803. 



//ere to CA« £octy o/ Doc/. JOHN ROWAN 

Oi»lK}BQE*tferf*«fc***Xfe Apartrf (Am 2^/e 

,Sorff/i oc/ ' s " m&er 24<* 

18 Inscriptions on Some Ancient Tombstones 

[A stone un leciplierablc] 

» . | 



l " 

fltt 1 . 



r .. / I I I' 




Here Best in Hope of a Blessed 

the body of ELIZABETH the 

wife of — EOR — lilGG merchant of this 

City and Daughter of JAMES UDNY 

Aberdeen in Scotland, who 

Departed litis Life the K'A of April 
(-750?) in the 28 year of her aye 
Also their son ALEXANDER 

(4 lines.) 

Inn riptions on S mil Ancie 7 > ' 'ont s. [\l 

Dep Life 

I '< Day oj Mai 
fa the 27' A Year of her Aye. 
Thost iru tiimabl i 
of ':, & Heart 

which shed the pim ' d TAiatn 

on the F racu r, 

which thro Life 
Give *!■•:■ highest < '■ • . t to Pro p< rity 
And extract th ldv< rsity 

In lie: i, ined 

she i 
Constant & faithful in the Performance 
Of all '■■ Dv.H ■■ ' 
Of a good & Amiable u 'f 
A Fond ' i 01 ht 

A sincere & unwea i Ft u id 
From a grateful remembrance 
Of her truly Affectionate ten* ' ■■.■.■ 1 1 
This 'marble is erected 
By a Husband 
Who knew her worth & will ever revere 
The memory of her virtues 


Here lieth the Body of 


who Departed this Life 

August 19th 1780 

Aged 01 Yearn. 

y ■ !) !)J| ■ ' " ! y '' ■ . s 1 




- "a ill' 















■ i ill I 
HWPffl"! VlMU/JItfl ill/JJI IWW www 1 lf "I 1 » IWIf f I* 11 ■ Vl* 1*» {] . i 

Fin. 2. 

H. S. lv 











I N O 








iptiois on Some Ancient Tombstones. 21 

Reproduction op tub Above Inscription. 

H. S. K. 

A.lexji id< A.rl 1.1 ; , R61 ti eivis Mc niis 

Rosarum iu Britannia Septentrional i, Alius natu minor, qui 

arLiuin liberalium et philosophise eurriculo ante elapsum 

decuman sextum aetatis annum in academia Abredonensi 

iliciter emenso suramo cum adplausu propter ingenii 

oen et tantos in tantula ;etatc progressus, artium 

magistri decus atqiie insignia meruit Dein ad sacrum 

mini patre destinatus, licet de JDeoO. M. [pi]isi 

■ rit vita; institutum officiis minis probitate seque 

rictum pnetulit. Ideoque tandem ad has oras se con- 

t ul it, urbi per quindecennium commercio sedulam navavit 

im, cujus spatii cum alteram partem qcelebs alteram in 

ci ijugio concordissimo at sine prole vitali exigisset, licet 

quinquies illi parturient fldissima uxor. Deraum corporis 

languore potius quam mprbo adfectus anitnam placide 

efflavit, 21 die Novembris, A. D. 1719, aotatis anno 38—. 

[4 lines undecipherable.] 


Under this Marble are deposited 

the Bodies of 


who was born near Bally Kelly in 


Anno 1689 

And. died Anno 1765 

And of MARY his wife 

who was bom in New York Anno 1688 

And died Anno 1766. 

He was removed here at 

Long Island to be one of the ministers 

of the First Presbyterian Church in this city 

Anno 1737 

He excelled in prudence and gravity 

And a general deportment. 

22 / iscriplions on Some Ancient Tombstones. 

Was esteemed for Ms learning 

And acquaintance with the Holy Scriptures, 

And lour/ accounted one of the most 

Respectable ministers in this 


READER imitate His 


In memory of 

John Clark Esqr OB. Feb;/ 11* 1793 

Aged. 03 years. 



h r ' d 'e ' " cd ' I) mory 


Henry RIGAL Esq 1 ; 

By the Grateful Altai ion 

of an Affectionate II ife 

He was Born at STUGART in SUABIA 


After serving the ELECTOR of BAVARIA 

in various Public offices 

particularly as counsellor of Finance 


gave up every prospect of 

Honor and affluence 


close his life in a land. of LIBERTY 

Gratified in the ardent desire 

of his Sotd 

He finished his Earthly Scene 

in this City 

On the 2 d day of February 


Aged 00 years 


fa ' riplioixs on Some Anc'tem Tomb, tones. 

[A stone undeciphi i able. | 

GARii : ILDS, . {, 

; <■■: Sh Id 'eparta this Lift 

, i the - < u ? July L793 
Akc of ■" ■ 
WILLIAM wh lied 

5 July 1779 
Aged '6 months. 
— Dee. ' 
A ■ ■ ! 
MARY SHIELDS, who died 
Aged ■ 
Aim of JOHN SHIELDS /•' ■<■■ 
who died the S 1 ' 1 December 1801 
Aged 82 Years. 

Beneath this Stone arc lay'd 
the Bodies of 
HENRY MITCHELL who died 8 My 

ROSE MITCHELL, who died 21*< April 


JOHN MITCHELL wfo cKed 6* Sept 


-4pcd 37 Years. 

ELIZABETH, mother of JOHN; 

died Sep 1 1700 eiged b'J years. 

Elizabeth, his DaugJder who 
died the 9, 9"« »SVp< 1780 a<?ed 34 yeats. 

24 Inscriptions on Some. Ancient Towh 'tones. 



In Memory of 



Memory of 

who departed th\ 


Ihc day of June 174- 

who departed this Life 

Aged 65 Years. 

April 12 1775 

Aged (71 V) Years 


Afc^ of 


SARAR the wife of 

[A stone undecipherable.] 


who died May 19. 1707 


Aged 67 years. 

[A stone undecipherable.] 

(4 £mes.) 


.-- _ 7/ ; - 

•'■ ;' ? 

ANNA tfw ]:7/r; of 


IFZio Departed this Life 
Jane the IS-' 1759 

vl^ed Years. 

Also two of their children 

ANNA departed 1750 

aged 4 years & 8 months. 

RACHEL departed Viol 

aged 10 months. 

Also in Memory of the Above Namd 


who departed this Life 

January 15. 1771. aged 56 years. 

38. 40. 



memory o) 



JAM ES MURRAY the 15th °f December 1819 
vl^d 7 months 6c 17 i/<ty.N\ 

.'.. . lions on Some Anciaf Tombstone; 25 

4J 12. 

Mary M Keuley [A stone undecipl 
Tim-i !'"'"' 1798 

Dyed years. 43 

III Mi r , r , 

. . „;' .-. , In Memory 0/ 


^ Ct/ ' 50 years - Capt. JOHN J UST 1 1 

was 6or?i October Hie 25'* 

WILLIAM * MARY Ocfo&e? «/w 20< 


-Soy) cmd daughter of 1791. 


0c# 15'''' 1775 

, j* o , DUNGOTEP 

/l^ea 1 year and 8 day*. L 


their infancy 




William Bod Memory of 

who departed this Life ESTHER CHAM B E RS 

May thej&h 1758 who departed this Life 

Aged 42 years. on the 80'* of April 

A.D. 1805. 

Here lies the Body 


September 18"' 
• 1780. 

26 Inscriptions on Some Ancient Tombstones. 


I A stone undecipherable.] 
In Memory of 

JOHN f//c:,S'(,., oj 51. 

Samuel & Susanna In Memory of 

Purm JOHN the Son of 

who died January JOHN and MARY 

j4« 1763 CAMERON wfo Dyed 

Aged 5 Months. the 4'* o/ X-<//;'^ 1763 Jycd 

9 months. 


Memory of 
PETER SUTTER wAo depar- 
ted //v./.s Iw/c Jfay 5 1789 .4#ed 

77ms stone is erected by a 
Brother & Frien : to hit n membrance. 

CO » _ 

o>>. ,,.,, 

//ere /^c^/t tfic Body ! n Memory of 

of Mary Wooley WILLIAM STOOPS 
who Departed this decef'd June y» 27 

Life December ye j2 175j 

1732 ^<?d 77 Tears. ^ e rf 3 umrSi 

54. . 

who was Born August 25'^ 

1707. And Departed this 

Life September 2" d \ 776 

Aged 69 years. 

I/i Memory of 


ALEXANDER, wAo ^flrfed Ms 
Life July </tc(24?18— ?) 4#ed 

/ ;i , i.ptit ■ on Son indent Ton ' 

In /I ' m <ry 

i \o i '■ j ■■ ' ■ ; ' '. 
- Jim, , : 
in tin ! ■ ■■''■' y<?ci 

(End of " all : tones.) 

Stones Flat axv Partly Buried near the South Wall, 
West Corner. 


lieththe Body of who < a ■.■■■ — 

THOMAS IRELAND February 21* ' 

' ////.; /',;;/'• a^ec? 89 yea*\ I :• •■ 
Now mber tlu 30"' a?id 9 cfr«/s. 



to the Memory of 


Daughter of John and Ann Holmes 

ivho departed this life December G i!l 1831 

aged 13 years G months and 9 days. 

Here lieth interred the Body 



Late of the Island of St. Euftatius 

He wets born in Amsterdam on 

the 2* Day of September ID, 1729 

arid died in this Oity on tfie 3 ( ' Day 

of September 1763 AgedSA Years. 

& J Day. 

28 John Hart 



Since with the exception if hit- i ' : •' J j . ' , nothing ;. ! a i 
is now known oi this gentleman, it has occurred fci ■ the v titer 
that perhaps the following notice, most meagre though it 
be, may prove interesting and indeed valuable, by eliciting 
more and fuller details in regard to him, and thus assist in 
increasing our knowledge of the men of importance in 
Provincial times. 

John Hart was apparently a captain in the Royal Army. 
and before coming to America he was stationed at, Gibraltar, 
along with Ids friend, Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Synge. 
After his appointment to the governorship, Hart sailed fo 
the Province, arriving at Annapolis in the spring of 1714. 
Although Annapolis has many line old home;; of the colonial 
period still standing, none of them arei mnected with Hart. 
either as owner or tenant, so I fancy he lived in the official 
residence, wherever that may have been, in his day. But if 
he rented or bought no house, it is certain that he did lease 
land — 200 acres — from Andrew Norwood, for thirty-one 
years, dating from September 29, 1715; no house is men- 
tioned, nor any to be built. 

Turning to the Register of St. Anne's Parish, Annapolis, 
we find the following entry: "1717, Aug. 4th, bom; bapt'd 
13th, Henry, son of His Excellency John Hart, Esq., Gover- 
nor of this Province, etc., and Anne His Wife,' 3 — a happy 
announcement, to be followed, alas, far too soon, by that of 
the boy's death; to wit, in 1718, the funeral taking place on 
March 12th. But this was not the Governor's first American - 
born child, for on the 6th of September, 1716, his wife had 
presented him with a daughter, christened on the 21st, by 
the Rector of St. Anne's; " Marylandia." 

Hart was a capable man, the Province throve under him, 
but being suspected of favoring the resumption of royal 
rule over Maryland, he was displaced by the proprietary 
influence. He returned to England in 1721. 

Further particulars in regard to him, his family, parent- 
age and native place, are requested. 

Ilia ■ f Wolves in New Castle County. 29 



Jt has been thought well to print the entire list of tax- 
3, although it is nearly identical 1 with 
in the Penn&i s, Vol. Ill, page 352, part V, from 

tlie fact that this list contains the names of the inhabit 

ng on November 9, 1677, within the jurisdiction of tin 
Court at Now Castle subject to taxation, tog her with tin 
and purposes for which this tax was levied. And it 
also Ligj pro , llowi . short 

: phical sketches of the various justices, the clerk oi I : 
Court and the sheriff. Not thai these people were by any 
means the most important in the colony, but for the rei 
that they held office at this time. It has been quite an easy 
matter to compile such details as appear in the following 
notes, and it would be by no means a difficult task to write 
of almost any name on this list something of interest to the 
genealogist. This can be especially said of John Alloway, 
John Ogle, Hippolyte Lefavre, Peter Jagou, Samuel Hedge, 
Autliony Padge, Richard Guy and John Pledger. 

' The List of Taxables here given was copied by a person familial' with tlie 
early history of New Castle County, from a document in his possession, sup- 
posed to have been the original Tax Roll of 1677, and will, upon critical exam- 
ination, be found to differ very materially from those formerly published, which 
appear to be copies of tlie Record Eooks only, and not from tlie original roll. 
Alxnit fifty names are dissimilar; some of these are: Sherrer for Sharron, 
Haines for lternds, Knull for Izrull, Tingell for Kingele, Wattson for Walloon, 
Atteway for Alloway. The name of John Poulson is not in former lists, nor 
ihe name of Stalcope, whilst the names of three of the four sons of Tymon 
btedham, given in the present list, do not appear in those above mentioned. 
"he assistance which this new copy gives to the genealogist, cannot be over- 

80 The Tahtng of Wolves in New Castle County. 

From the Records of ye Court New Castle in Delaware 
begeen ye I0 tn of October 1(570 and ending ye last of De- 
cember 1078. 

\{ Mee lug of Liu Justices held in ye Towne ol New 
Castle for ye makeing up yo Accounts of ye Publico charge 
of ye County the ninetb of Kbvembei 107? was Present 
(the Justices following) M* John Moll M' Peter Al ricks, 
Mr Will Thorn M r Walter Wharton M r Fopp Onthout, 
Mr John Paul Jaqueti Mr Garrett Otto 

A List op Woi.v Heads Brought ix: 

Hendrick Everl M r Peter Alrick: 1 

Hendrick Anderson 1 Justice Garrett Otto 2 

Andries Andrieson (at Johannes D hae^ 

crane hool ) ! Moses D < !arm 2 

Isaac Andries 1 dap*" Coll 10 

Lace Andries J John Cl< rol 1 

Ralph Hutchinson 5 Tymon Stedharn's Son 1 

Mr John Moll 16 Captn Billop 1 

John Smith 1 

Wolf heads in all [56] ■ 

Forty Gil^s per head as it was ordered by ye Gover er or 
high Court Guilders * 2200. 

To ye Clercq Eph Herman allowed by ye court as will 
appear by their order 300 To ye High Sherrif for collect- 
ing the above s ;1 sumes allowed do 625 

Guilders 31 25 

. The Court calling over the list of all the Tydable persons 
in the Courts limits doe find that for ye payment of the 
above s' 1 Sum From every Tydable person must bee col- 
lected and Received the Sume of twelve Guilders and twelve 
Stivers and the Same to be paid in either of the following 
Species Viz 4 Wheat at live Guilders Rye at four Guilders 
Barley at four Guilders per Schepple Indian Corn at tin? e 
Guilders per Schepple or Tobacco att eight Stivers per 1!.-. 
Pork att eight, and Bacon at sixteen Stives per lb. or else in 
Seawant- or Skins at Prycc current. 

1 A Guilder was equal lo about -10 cents. 
' The generic term for Indian money. 

'j'fu finking of Wolves in Next) Castle County. 


ms : 

Vi ory 
I Courier 

I 1'ii-tm n i & Ih ' e 

i pli Holding 

' iinke 

ran \\ ■-'■■ ■ 
fohn Anter 

am Pel hi 1 

John Sie] ica 1 
James al John Si i u x: 1 

Suriain Sieriex 1 

Rutt Hudd 1 

John Walker Sr 1 

John Taylor 1 

Will Sharron 1 

Tliomaa Saddler 1 
John Arianson 1 

Jacob his mate 

Pete* Brink 1 

Hendricks Walraven 1 

Dirck Lourens 1 

Direk Williamas 1 

Edward Williamas 1 

James WilMamsas 1 

Casperes Herman 1 

Phil Cavalier 1 

I oh a Pieierson 1 

Uiaioa Paterson 1 

Tlie Doctor 1 

The Tax lbi ks, 

John Peers J 

, Will 1 

Tl i ■ Gilh ! 1 

, Ed^ rd dell 1 

[-Ian toiler .1 

Will Grant 1 

'! homa I n oiling 1 

John Whyl 1 

Robert Morton 3 


Riol ri 'Tallent 1 

Albert Bloeq 1 

John Barker 1 

13 John ' ' : - - 1 
Morris -i •'>■■ ton & I \\ 'o >er 

! [ienry ' flercq 1 

Thomas Jonds 1 

John Willi i i ,-ent 2 

James Crawford & one 

S^pyent, 2 

Augustine Dikes 1 

Richard Scraggs 1 

John Scot 1 
Jacob Young &■ one Ser- 2 
vent and three Slaves 3 

Evans Salesbury 1 

John Roud 1 

Joseph Cooxen 1 

Robert Homes 1 

John llayles 1 

Robb White 1 

Thomas Danits 1 

Joseph Hand 1 

Joseph Bumham 1 
Negro woman of Mr. Moll J 

William Ourror 1 


The Taking of Wolves in New Gaslle County. 

James Crawford (Alias 

A n tb o ny B ry ant 
Math ; *' ! 
John Adams 
.!■ legert, tlie Smith, 
Peter Mr AMchs man & 

one negro 2 

John Eaton Taylor 
Hermannes Wessels 
John Kan 
Henry Stanbrook 
John Hendricks & Bi*>or 

his Ma i 
Ralph Hutchinson 
Robb Hutchison & his 

Mr. Dun: 
John Math* . 
Mathias De Ring 
Englcbert Lott 
Cornelius Jose 
Jaacq Tyne 
John Bisk 
John Hermanson and his 

man 2 
Tympn Gibson & his man 
Will, Osborn (Carpenter) 
John Boyer 
Ellias Daniels 
John De liaes 
Moses de Gan 
Job Nettleship 
Roger Measure 
Will Stell 
Justa Andries 
Richard Jefferson 
Everett Alders 

John Mathys - 1 

Will Tern ' 1 

Will Earn Hon I 

Jauii ,. iibU ins 1 

Gysbert J ) 1 
Henry Williams &Subrant 

his man 2 :' 

Huybert Hendrix I 

Reynier Corlen 1 

Ambroo's iackei 1 

Garrit Smith & Son 2 

Thomas Spry 1 

PhillHuggan 1 

Humphrey Cittly 1 

Jan Hulk 1 

p ,.. . • ' ■ .,..• i 

Huybert Lourens 1 

Peter \ olekcrts 1 

Claes Andries 1 

Ole Forsen 1 

Tymen Eskell 1 

Patrick Cai r 1 

Peter Mathcass 1 

Hendrick Leibrants ] 

John Leibrants 1 

Ly brant Jan 1 

Hendrick Fransen I 

Jan Barents 1 

Humphrey Nicols 1 

Peter de Witt J. 

Cornelius Jansen 1 

Everet Hendricks 1 

Tymen Jansen 1 

John Mattson 3 

Hendrik Evarts ' 

Lace Andries 1 

Eskell Andries 1 

Hendrick Lemmens J 

The Taking of Wolves in N<no 

'. County. 

Will S "" ; 

[rid A i dries 
\ . : [ries Andi u ise 

pel Michf I [vers 

. Cohn ifcPoiiil ]; 

r C] ■ ona 

■ - : es'i Boy 
Boots man & son 

Irii ; : Sirnix 
ias Hurt 

■v Slohe 
I'oull L 

tin Gerriek & Sou 

i • s } ? ,, .-•■ gon 
John I >gle & Servent 

. aas Harris 

i ■ '.; cri lis 
ge Moor 
Will Jeacox 
Andrus Title 
Jonn Whatkins 
Thomas Jacobs & three 

Jan Junsen 
J -ii'.i Nummerson 
* >lo Poulson 

Stewart Jacobs & 2 Sons 
Herman Jansen 
John Poulson 
William Raynbow 
wal raven Jansen 
Walraven Gisbert 
: ■ i eke Sinnexe 
Mathias Mathias 
Jan Sinnexe 
Jurian Jurians 

Jan Andries 

Charles Ye Frlns -nan 

■..;.. " Son 
Lace \S aymap 
Tyrnou Stediham & four 

Sous Lulof Ashmon 

Adam &. 
John A n Ir inson Stalcop- 

pe & two Sons 
Jacob -\. Veer & 2 Sous 

(I suppose Vandc\ ■ 

Petei i icx 

Justs Poulson 
Jans Y- Smith 

■: Jtgou 
Hend] id Neilson 
Jacob £ ( >i. ' !3.emmens 
Hendrick Claai n 
Lace '- >leson & 2 Si 
Poull Moreni 
Carell Peterson 
Christopher Barnds X 

Servent 1 
Barren L Garritzo 
Markus Lourens 
Nevels Neilsou 
Ole Fnmsen 

In all abt. 


Over in New Jersey or East- 
ern SJiore : 

Jan Hendrix 1 

] 'eter Hendricks 1 

David Hendricks 1 
Isacq Sonoy 

Tlcc Taking of Wolves in New Castle County, 

Mathias Neelson & Man 2 

Mat Malson 1 

Peter Rodboss & Son 2 

Lucu i-ej & 2 Bona 3 

Jan Em 1 

Foul Mincq 1 

Jan Harinsen Izrull 1 
Mr. Out Hout& twoSer- 

vents 2 

Will Giljamsen 1 

Ciaes Jansen 1 

Mac) i Lacroa Sen 1 

Mach Lacroa Jr 1 

Jan Lacroj 1 

Aert Jariens 1 

St< pheD I a ' tens 3 

Lace Hendriks 1 

Math. Bartelsen 1 

Erick Jurians & Servant 2 

John Kingele 1 

Jan Cornelys 1 

Mich. Baron & 2 Sons 3 

Thomas Ahnold 1 

Gerrit V Jenmen 1 

John V Jenmen 1 

Jaeles. Giljamsen 1 

Hans Selver 1 
Hipolet Lafever & Servent 2 

John Smith 

Sam Nieolls 

Sam Hadge & Negar 

xv i lg< c H uggins 

Edward Chaminies & 

Anthony Padge 
11 Goodchild 
Wil Molster's Man 
John Fuller 
Mai kcus Ellegart 
Richard Gay and three 


aas Walloon 
Thomas Dodwill & Servint 
Tnhn Smith 
: ; I] m EnlovvS 
John Nieolls 
John Pledger 
William Wllkii on 

Over the River 64 

N west Side of River 230 
& Down in Appoque- 



Notices of Qig Justices of New 


— - X 679697 

John Moll. 

John Moll, possibly an Englishman, appears very early 
as n resident on the South River and was in New Castle under 

lish rule in 1673. He was a justice on June '. . ?J 
when he signed the order to construct the dikes at New 
•. which caused such ;idvers^ comments from the ] 
On August 15th, of this .year, he signed a petition 
Governor Andros with the other justices to send a 
book and a lessei seal. Some vandal shot a horse of 
is on September 4, 1676, which caused him to use 
il< Ian .-age. Governor Andros again appointed 
ji i<ce on September 23, 1676, and on the 25th day of 
ber, 1676, he was deputized to submit sundry mi 
to the Governor. On the 6th day of November, 1676, he 
with Henry Ward, Wm. Thorn and other magistrates at 
New Castle, sent a long memorial to Governor Andros on 
municipal affairs. He was a magistrate at New Castle Tune 8, 
1677. He was an elder in the church for many years, and 
Lad large grants of lands and several patents for lots in and 
about New Castle. He was commissioned by Commander 
Brockholtz in November 21, 1682, to transfer the Province 
to Wmi Penn. And we find that John Moll, Esq., and 
Ephraim Hermen, gentleman, carried out these instructions 
on October 28, 1682. He was a member of Wm. Perm's 
first council, 10th day, 1st month, 1GS3. In Book B, page 
134, is to be found the will of John Moll of Philadelphia. 
Instrument dated May 17th and proved July 1, 1701. 

Peter All-ricks. 

Peter Aldricks, a Dutchman, was in New Castle in 
March, 1659. What relation he bore to the vice-Director 
Jaeob Aldricks, is uncertain. He is said in the New York 

30 Notices oj the Justices of New Castle. 

Archives to have been a nephew, a brothei ■■■ some mi , 
and a cousin by others. He was commander on the South 
River in 1660, Was at the surrender of the Province to the 
Engiii u, i ■■;•. mbei 6, 1664, and also at the resurrender to 
Governor Andros, November 10, 1674. "A man servant 
of his was hung, beheaded and his head sel on a st; 
New Amstel, on October 24,1662, for resisting those \ bo 
had a bim." 

This Peter Aldricks laid a patent for "Mattinid : 
Island," prior to July 15,1668. He was bailiff in New G ; : 
in 1672; had the estate of "Groeningen" conveyed to him 
July 13, 1676. Had a patent for 560 acres of land in 
Delaware in the same year. He was the official trader in 
1G63. Mernb< of council in New Amstel. 

William Tjiom. 
William Ti-iom, or Tom, was <<\i the South River certainly 
as early as 1666, for he had a grant of the ! mds ol ' t< r 
Aldricks (confiscated by Governor Andros) for his services 
on the Delaware River in capturing the Province from the 
Dutch, and held various offices and had large tracts of land 
conveyed to him and was a most important man under the 
English rule, He became unfortunate in business afl 
and was imprisoned for debt most persistently by his credit- 
ors; He finally died, a prisoner at the suit of Mr. Deleval, 
which was announced in New Amsterdam on February 25, 
1678-9. His will, dated January 3, 1678-9, leaves his prop- 
erty to his godson, Captain Edmund Cantwell's son. 1 He 
iiad formerly been clerk and his records are most interest- 
ing and his sufferings, according to his own account, most 

Walter Wharton. 

Captain Walter Wharton was an Englishman who 
lived in the village of Swanwyck on the Delaware River, 
about one mile above the present city of New Castle. This 
village has long since disappeared, although brick and 

1 Tliis son of Captain Edmund Cantwell was most probably Richard 

Noiicte of the Justices of New Castle, 37 

foundations can still be traced beneath the surface 

..:' the ground. He was an excellent engineer and was 

sd official surveyor on the South River; was made 

ustace oi the peace on Delaware Rive) and points acl- 

i\ [11 April 6, 1672; was appointed surveyor by Gapti in 

Colve in 1678. He was a man of considerable estate and 

into difficulty and "proceedings in court were com- 

<; i jjainsl him at New Castle for marrying himself 

contrary to law." He died January 3, 1679, leaving con- 

rable properly and ainong oilier personal effects some 

lver plate. His funeral expenses were very great for the 

time, the clergyman receiving 50 guilders for preaching his 

funeral sermon. 


Pabii s Outhout was born in 1631, probably in Sweden, 
and came to the province at a very early date. He was for 
n long time an innkeeper at Mew Castle and afterward lived 
ou the easterly side of the river, "and in the winter could not 
cross owing to the ice." Pre is a most interesting character 
to the historian, as he appeared to hav< served under the 
Swedish, Dutch and English rule with equal fidelity. His 
name appears to have been Foppe Jansen before 1655, and' 
in 1601 lie is called Fop Jansen; after that date he became 
Fop Janson Outhout and finally Fabius Outhout. He 
signed first the terms cf capitulation at the surrender of 
New Castle, October 1, 1664. He was a deputy to the General 
Assembly of South New Jersey in November 3, 1668, being 
one of the "deputies for Delaware River." "Was a justice 
for many years at New Castle, besides holding many other 
offices. 1 

The will of Sarah Outhout of New Castle (on Delaware) 
is recorded in Book B, page 321, and disposes of her prop- 
erty io her children and grand-children. It is well worth 
noting that Hippolyte Lefavre appears as a witness ou 
this will. 

He was at that time closely allied in his personal affairs with the most 
interesting character of this time, the innkeeper Peter Jagou. 

38 Notices of the Justices of New Castle, 

John Paul Jaquett. 
John Paul Jaquett arrived in the province in the ship 
"The Great Christefal," lie having been in the service of 
the \\ est Indian Company in Brazil, probably as a soldier. 
He "was highly recommended" and on November 29, 1656, 
he was made vice-Director on the South River. Among his 
earliest official duties was the petition of Ammegard P- 
gaya, the daughter of the Swedish governor Job. an Printz 
(who • husband i s : ppegaya having left her and gone to 
Sweden), foi permission to take possession oi Printzdorf and 
Tinnikonk. This he refused ; she 1 petitioned the court 
at New Amsterdam and the request was granted. (Printz- 
dorf was on the Great Tiuicum Island and can be located 
to-day ; the large door-stone of the church, surrounded by 
the remains of the large tree?, being plainly visible Tinni- 
koi '- i • [b ■: i Ian I on ..... ii\ er.) John 

Paul Jaquett's home estate was on the sou J h side of the 
Christiana Greek, about bhrei and one-half English miles 
from Mow Gastle. He was elected au elder of the church 
at New Castle by I3;e coir.;, December 3, 1678, and held 
many positions of importance in the colony. As his life 
has been printed in Vol, XIII of Pennsylvania Magazine, page 
271, it is hardly necessary to recount all his deeds in 

Garrett Otto. 

Garrett (or Garrit) Otto (or Otho) was made justice 
of the peace at New Castle in 1675, and one of the "Jus- 
tices for the Jurisdicion" of New Castle and dependencies 
on September 23, 1G7G. He with other justices appealed to 
Governor Andros for instruction on municipal affairs and 
states to him the unsatisfactory condition of the colony in 
very plain language. Otto continued in office for some time 
and Was one of those who demanded from the sheriff the 
"body of Major John Fenwick," to be sent to New York 
under orders from the governor. Otto lived on Swartnutcr 
Island 1 and had several warrants for land awarded him, 

1 The absence of bridges in the early time must not he overlooked or 
otherwise it would be impossible to account for tbe many so-caiied islands. 

Notices of ihr Justices of New Casile. 

h Would be of more interest to his descendants than to 
lliestu • genealogy generally. 

L 11 II J 

Ephraim George Heb i I rspn of Augustine 

en, founder of Bohemia Manor, in Cecil County, M; 

land. B] brai a sva: ted by his father with the title 

hi i tor, on August 9th,,16S4; but before this (circa 

1671?), the said Epbraini had settled on the Delaware; 

he was there clerk oi the Oouri of Upland (row Chester) 

and New Castle, in 1676; vendue master at the last named 

place in 1677, and clerk of customs and collector of quit 

en ts within the jurisdi* i < the said courts He mai 

ibeth, daughter oi John Vi enburgh, a former 

■ /ernor of , the Island o iuracoa. Ephraim, having joined 

■ n •■ ■• | '■-■ olij v •' ' ■'■ the ! ib dists de; ei ted ,,; ' 
but, repenting, returned to her — too late, however, to avert 
the paternal en ; 1 by tradition to have fallen upon him 

for the above act, for within the limit of two years he died 
a maniac. The great Manor of Bohemia passed tc his brother 
Casparus, in the year 1690, becoming finally divided among 
a number of heiresses. 

Captain Christopher Billop. 
This gentleman had a plantation of over a thousand acres, 
on Staten Island. On the 2d of July, 1074, the Duke of 
York commissioned him a Lieutenant in Andros's Company 
of Foot, In the course of two or three years, Andros ap- 
pointed Billop to command in the Delaware river and bay; 
but, the two falling out, Billop tendered his commission, an 
offer declined by the Duke. Very soon, however, Andros 
suspended him for neglect of duty, whereupon his father 
complained tp the Duke, charging Andros with undue and 
excessive severity. After full consideration of the case, His 
Royal Highness not only sustain 3d Governor Andros's action, 
but, moreover, at once ended the matter by withdrawing 
Billop's commission and putting Captain Salisbury in his 
place. Billop was, of course, very angry; but matters seem 


40 Notices of twes of New t ' 

to have mended with him in the interval between 1678 
and 1682, for in the latter year we find him commander of 
sty's ketcl "Deptford" — thus lie had passed from 
sea service. In Lt>35 he petitioned for and 
the ro j . ent to a stay of proceedings in a legal dispute 
regarding a merchant ship he had taken possession of, the 
King graciously reserving the matter for his own ju 
He seems to have died in England. It is quite evident 
apt? Billop was sent with his vessel as a guard to 
the dependent colony, f< aglish Governor did no! 

pose to submit to another disgraceful surrender such as had 
•:•• urred in 1673. 

Captain Edmund Oantw ell. 

Captaiis Edmund Cantwell was made High Sheriff for 
aw; L'e on August , and i Iso re- 

ceiver and collecto] of quit rents, from May 17, 
New Castle had been created into a corporation to be gov- 
erned by ,a Bailey and six assistants. He was commissi* 
with Wm. Thorn to demand the sun of the colony 

from the Dutch, on November 6th,1674, and in this year was 
continued in the office of Sellout or Sheriff, and acted as 
Deputy Governor by commission from Governor Andros. 
Andros, by ordinance of September 28, 1670, establi hed 
the Court at Now Castle, to be held on the first Tuesday ■ 
each month. The sheriff was to act as principal in the 
execution of the laws, but not as a justice of the peace or 
magistrate. In June, 1078, Captain Cantwell was made 
administrator of the estate of Wm. Thorn, who had died 
insolvent after having made his will and leaving his estate 
to Cantwell's son. He was the first sheriff under Wm. Penn 
and a member of the first Council which met on first month 
10th, 1683. In 1682 the Court presented to Edmond Cant- 
well and Caspar Hermen two hundred acres of land on 
Drawyer's Creek "for the use of a water mill" which the 
said Cantwell and Hermen do intend to erect, for the 




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Philadelphia Wills, 1682-1 G92 45 

Officers of the Society 90 

List of Members OJ 

The Third Annual Report 91 

Address Of Edward Shippen, M.D., U.S.N 9>4 

The Fourth Annual Report 100 

James Mifflin 103 

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The following abstracts of the earliest wills probated at 
Philadelphia are from the original documents on file in the 
vaults of tli e Register of Wills Office. They cover a very 
nesting period in the history of Pennsylvania— the 
fii il years of Penn's Province. Great care has been exercise;! 
in making these abstracts in order to insure accuracy in 
and names, and this, it is believed, so far as the 
variation of the record books and the very imperfect con- 
dition and partial illegibility of the original wills would 
permit, has been accomplished. In every case, when not 
missing, the original will svas prodm i : ie proof of the 
copytaken from the Record Books, compared therewith. It 
has been thought advisable to name who the wills were 
proved by. 

It will be noted that some of the abstracts are much 
more lengthy than others, but in any case it can be de- 
pended upon that the wills contain nothing else of any 
moment, nor any names other than those given. 

As it is not the intention of the Genealogical Society of 
Pennsylvania to print records, at present, beyond the first 
few years of the history of the Province, but to preserve 
them in manuscript form, the balance of the abstracts 
of Philadelphia wills complete, indexed and bound, to the 
year 1800, will be found in the Society's Collections at 
1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia. 

L. Taylor Dickson, ") ~ 

n o t> /-( ( Committee on 

P. S. P. Conner, > _ T7 . ,. 

m . „ { rubmmxon. 

iiiOMAs Allen Glenn, J 






\'ol. I. 1896. No. 2. 



No. 1. Thomas Fkeam, 1 of " Avon, in the County of 
Gloster," being sick in body. (Signed with his mark.) 
Dated 5 September, 16S2. Proved 10th of S month, 1682, 
by John Soniers and Thomas Madox. (Christopher Taylor, 
llegr. Genl.) 

lie appoints as his Executrix, Anne Knight. Bequeathes 
unto Giles Knight money owing him by James Grafts, being 
■£6. Unto Thomas Knight, brother of Giles Knight, £6, 
owing by Giles Knight. The residue of his estate to his 
loving friend, Anne Knight. 

Witnesses: John Somers, Thomas Madox (his mark), 
Thomas Williams (his mark), William Herrin (his mark). 

"nomas Fream appears to have settled in Bucks County- The inventory 
of his estate, dated P.ucks County, was filed by William Biles and Robert 
' '<"■■•■, " ye 7th day of ye 12th month, 1682," and remains with -lie will in the 
Register's Office at Philadelphia. His goods were valued at £2S 4s. 6d. "in 
• "gland," and 50 per cent. added in the Province, making a total of £42 6s. 9d. 
1 !'b item is of interest because it shows a gross profit of 50 percent, on iai- 
l»rted good.-, in the year 1682. 


46 Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

No. % Isaaok Marwin, of City of Philadelphia, Bolt- 
maker. Dated 24 November, 1682. Proved 5 month, 18th, 
L683; b}. John Goodson and John Sibley. (Christopher 
Taylor, ■'. g\ . >7- 1 I.) 

All of his lands, being 500 acres in Pennsylvania, to his 
wife Katherine Martin, in fee simple. Also bis house and 
goods to Ins said wife, and she to be sole Executrix. Wife 
to allow testator's daughter, Elizabeth Martin, sufficient 
meat, drink, washing, lodging, apparel and necessaries. 

Witnesses: John Goodson, Samuel Jones. 

No. 8. Thomas Hkkiott, late of Hurst pre-poynt in the 
County of Sussex in obi England, yeoman, beinj si< ' and 
weak oi body. Nuncupative Will, spoken by him 7th month, 
19th, 108:', " on board the shipp Welcome, Robert Greenan, 
Commander, then bound by permission of God fox Pi nnsyl- 
vania." Proved 5 month, 2nd, 1688, by Thomas Wynne 
and David Ogden. (Christopher Taylor, Regr. Gerd.) 

Unto his brother-in-law, Dennis Rochford, the goods and 
man-servant then on board the said sbip, and also his 
money, except £3, which lie bad in London, to his sister, 
Anne Strate. 

Witnesses: George Thompson, Grocer, Tho: Wynne, 
Chirurgion, David Ogden, Weaver, Joshua Morris. T; 

No. 4. William Clarke, 1 being sick of body. Dated 1 2 
May, 1681. Proved 6 month 10th, 1683. (Christopher Taylor, 
Regr. Genl) 

Unto bis wife Anne Clarke, his house and land, being 
309 acres, lying up Neshampanesse Creek. 

Also unto wife all of his household goods and his hogs 
and all that be has. 

Witnesses: Edmond Draughton, Robert Draughton. 

' T!iis is one of the tunny inslances of English settlers in the Province 

before Penn's time, lie was of Backs County, and u will be- observed thai 

he held laud there as early as May, 1681, a year before (he founding oi 

Wilh proved at Philadelphia, 1682^-1692; 47 

No. 5. A nne Clarke, 1 of Bucks County, in Pennsylvania, 
V, idow, being sick of body. (Signed with her mark;) Dated 

mm, lb, 1st, L6&2. Proved , 1682, by Richard Noble 

and Judith his >vife. (Cltrisfophei Taylor, Regr. Genl.) (The 
original will is missing.) 

Her wearing clothes are to be equally divided between 
her two children (not mentioned by name). Her friends 
Richard >. ib id Judith his wife are to have all of her 
land and estate, in fee simple, in consideration of their 
I < re and love for her in her distress, and she being 
indebted to them. 

Witnesses: John Sanger (his mark), Alice Heiton (her 
mark), Gro.ce Heiton. 

No. 6. Samuel Clifte 1 (Clift), of Bucks County, Penn- 
yl\ da, Hi band man, being ver\ sveak in b< ly. ; 
with his mark.) Dated 23d, 9 month, 1GS2. Proved 5mo., 
2nd, 16S3, by Richard Noble, " one of the Guardians their 
expressed." (Christoph&i laylor, Regr. Qcnl.) 

His lands and houses, goods and ' ^battels, both living and 
dead, he bequeathes unto his son Jonathan Clift; thai is to 
say, Cattle: 2 Cows and a yoke of Oxen, and 1 bull, and s 
Heller calf, and 3 Sows. His son Jonathan to be Ex- 
ecutor. He appoints as overseers his friends, Christopher 
Taylor and Richard Noble, who are also constituted Tin- tees 
for his son Jonathan during his minority. 

"Unto Joseph English, my son-in-law, my Cow that h 
called Colly, with her calf, and one Clack saw ;" also to him 
30 Acres of land, beginning up the Creek where he has 
begun to build his house, commonly called Wilne Creek, to 
High Road, to join with Richard Dungworth's land. 

Witnesses: Robert Heiton (his mark), Wm. Unicorne, 
Stephen Noble, Judith Noble, Richard Dungworth. 

1 She was, doubtless, the widow of William Clarke. 

2 The inventory of his estate was filed in 1683. Thomas Hoo'ton mid George 
Lan^-liorn act as appraisers. The valuation was £75, including a part of the 
real estate, viz., 32 acres of iand and dwelling-house, valued at £40. 

48 Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

No.?. William Taylor, Husband of Margaret Taylor, 
lately deceased near Chester, alias Upland. Dated 6th ol 
1st month, called March, 1683. (Signed with his mark ) 
.". »ved at Chester,! »d ol 6 month, 1683, by Peter Tayloi 
and Mary Stevenson. (George Langhormij Deputy: Regr. for 
the Co. of Cluster.) 

"John Simeook, of Ridley Creek, and Thomas Marshall 
my next Neighbour, to dispose of my goods to the best ad- 
vantage for the bringing up of my Children.' 1 They are 
authorized to yell all of his laud not taken up ; but the 30 
acres already taken up is left to his son Joseph, condition- 
ally,, otherwise a part of the same land to his othei children, 
to be divided amongst them. 

Witnesses: Peter Taylor (his mark), Mary Stevenson 
(her mark); Allen Robnett. 

No. 8. John Barber, late of Shipley in the County of 
I Li; ex, yeoman, being weak of body. Dated 20th of 7th 
month, 1682. Proved at Philadelphia by John Song- 
hurst "upon the account of Elizabeth Barber, Executrix, 
and by the testimony of George Thompson and Joseph 
AVoodroofe." (Christopher Taylor, Regr. Gad.) 

" Unto my Dear Mother one broad piece of gold, & to 
my Brother Edward Barber, & my sisters, Mary, Sarah 
and Hannah Barber, each of them one gunoy a piece, — and 
all the rest and residue of my reall and personall estate, 
both of England or Pennsylvania, or on board this \Y- !1, 
the Welcome, now goeing for Pensilvania, — unto wife Eliza- 
beth Barber, — daughter of John Songhurst, and her child 
that she [is] now good by." Wife Executor and Trustee. 

Witnesses: Geo. Thompson, Joseph AVoodrooffe, Thomas 

No. 9. Isaac Ingram, late of Garton, late of Surrey, yeo- 
man, being weak- of body. Dated 26th of 7th month, 1682. 

(Signed with his mark.) Proved at Philadelphia by 

John Songhurst and Tho. AVynne, Executors, by the Testi- 
mony of Richard Ingelo and George Thompson. (Chris- 
topher Taylor, Regr. Gent.) 

Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 40 

'•'On board the Welcome, Robt. Green way, Ml., bound 
foj Pennsilvania." 

"Unto my :- i s t c l- Miriam Short lately deceased, her three 
children, Adam, Miriam & Anne .Short, all that thirty 
pounds lying in Ambrose Riggs hand & living at Garton 
in the County of Surrey, to be equally divided between 

Said children to "have all the goods on board the 
Bequests as follows: 

To James Batchelor, £5. 
To Thomas Fitzwater, £l>. 
To David Ogden, £2. 
To John Songhurst, £10. 
To Thomas Wynne, £5. 
■'All the remaining of m\ money everywhere to '•■■ 
poore of our Friends called Quakers." John Songhurst and 
Th ora as W y nn e , I G x e c uto rs . 

No. 10. William Wadk, 1 late of the parish of Hankton, 
in the county of Sussex, yeoman. Dated " 20th of Septem 
ber, in the 34 yeare of the Reigne of Charles the Second, 
King of England, &c, 16&2." Proved at Philadelphia Gmo., 
6, 1GS4, by John Songhurst, and Benjamin Chambers, Ex- 
ecutors, on the testimony of Richard Ingelo 2 and George 
Thompson. (Christopher Taylor, Regr. Genl.) 

His goods and Chattells, Lands & Tenements to be held 
in trust for the payment of the legacies. 

" Unto my Brother, Edmund Wade the sume of Twenty 
pounds wch he oweth me." 

" Unto my Brother Thomas Wade, the sume of Fifty 
pounds wch he doth owe unto me by bill or bond — to be 
remitted & Discharged unto him, if I dye before 1 arrive at 

1 Robert Wade \v;is one ol the passengers on tlie hIi i j : " Welcome." 

"This person is doubtless identical with Richard Ingel, bientioned in 

another place, but Ingele is, perhaps, the correct spelling of the name. A pri- 
son so called i.s fuund as an early &ettler in West Jersey, say, about 1683-4. 

50 Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

Unto Brother Thomas Wade, also, £20, u Icing a part of 
a Bond of Fifty pounds, due to me from my said Brother 
to be paid at she time called Miohaclmus in the year 168 !. ,: 

" Unto the two sonns of my said Brother, Edmund \\ , 
namely, Edmund and Thomas Wade— to each of them Two 
hundred and fifty pounds — when they shall attain to the 
ago of one. & Twenty years." 

Unto his friends Samuel Webb, Moses French. & Mask- 
ed] PickneTl, £o, " for the use of pooro friends & belonging 
to the meeting of Alfurstone in the aforesaid County of 

£5 towards the building of u meeting bouse in Pennsyl- 

Mentions his servants and apprentices, on their way to 
Pennsylvania, to each £5. They are to serve out their 

time w ( 

Friends John Songhurst it Benjamin Chambers, to each 
of them lite sume of Five pounds. They executors, and to 
see him buried. Philip Ford, of London, Merchant, to be 
overseer of my concerns in England. "And as for my Es- 
tate in Pennsylvania it the Improvements thereof, I will 
and bequeath to my next of Kinn." 

Codicil providing for arbitration in ease of dispute 
amongst his relatives. 

Witnesses: George Thompson Richard Ingelo, Mm. 
Lushing ton. 

No. 31. Andrew Anderson. Dated September 26th, 
1683.. Proved 22d of 5th month, 1683, by Andrew Lane, 
Executor, by the testimony of Joseph Houldin and James 
Basiks. (Christopher Taylor, Regr. Geal.) 

" I doc ordaine my body to be buried in Christian buriell, 
according to the discretion of my Exr. — hopeing to receive 
the merits of Jesus Christ to have free forgiveness of all my 

"I doe ordaine make Andrew Lane my free A sole. 
Exr. upon Condition that he will pay all my debts." 

" There is due of my sea wages sixe pound — reed. 2s. of 

WiMs proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 51 

his wife, more 9d. — reed, one pair of brogs,& one batt, four 
shillings, one bottle of ruin, a pair of compasses, one shil- 
ling, & the euro of my legg at St. Georges — In witness 
when oi I . etl my hand." 

Witnesses: Ja : Bisiks (his mark), Jos. Houldin. 

No. 12. Isaac Blinstone, of the Parish of Eling, in the 
County of South [am p]ton, Malster. Dated 15th May, 1684 
Proved 7th month, 25th, 1684, by "Mary Blinstone the 
mother and Mary Blinstone, the Daughter, the executrixes." 
(Christopher Taylor, Regr. Genl.) 

His entire estate to his wife Mar) and daughter Mary, 
who with his friends Mathew Paine and John Swift are left 

Bequests to his daughter-in-laAv, Frances Hickes, and ids 
Cousins, Ann, Robert and Rlizal cth Coleman, 

Witnesses: Katherine Carter, Thomas Gandy, Jolm 

No, 18. Enoch Flower. Dated 21st of 6 month, 1684. 
Proved 7th month, 25th, [1684?]. (Christopher Taylor, Regr. 

He gives unto John Flower, son of his brother Seth 
Flower, £5. Unto "my mother Susanna Flower," £10. 
" My brother Seth Flower and my kinsman his son Henry 
Flower" to be his executors. Wits: Mary Vnet (her 

Codicil 2nd of 7th month, in which it is mentioned that 
he did speak to Samuel Hersent and Samuel Buckly, to 
the effect that he did give unto one Margery Dobby, if she 
came from England to Pennsylvania, a bequest in money. 

Witnesses : S. Hersent, Samll Bulkley. 

No. 14. John Bezer, of Chichester, alias Markushook, 
being weak in body. Dated 13th of 7th month, 1684. 
Proved 25th of 7th month, 1684, by Susannah Bezer. (Chris- 
topher Taylor, Regr. Genl.) 

" Unto Susanah m} T dear wife all my lands goods & 

52 !, iih proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692 

chattells both in Okl England & in Pennsylvania, during 
her natural life, and after her d< ^oase all my lands goods & 
chattells in Old Englarid in Pennsylvania shall be equally 
divided into three parts— and my two daughters shall have 
one part equally divided between them j and my two sons 
shall have the othen" If either daughter dio without issue, 
the survivor to inherit. Wife Executor. "My dear brothei 
Edward and my well-beloved friends, William Cbanton, 
Thomas Ushar," to act with friend John Hall, of London 
in Old England, as overseers and advisers. 

Witnessed: Richard Parr, Edward Kinnison, James 

No. 15. John Baker, late of Edgmdnd in Shropshire; in 
Old England, Husbandman, but now of Philadelphia- 
Being weak in bodj Date I 12th of 1st month, IC^l. 
Proved lasfc'day of 6th month, 1685,. by Dennis Kochford, 
Joseph Baker and Evan (.'liver. (Christopher Taylor, Rcgr. 

" My household goods to my foure daughters, Rebeka, 
Mary, Dorothy and Sarah Baker," to be divided equally 
amongst them. Dennis Rochford and " Joseph Baker my 
brother, and Evan Oliver to act as Executors, "and to 
place out my children." 

Witnesses: Joseph Brow (his mark), William Roules (his 
mark), Dennes Rochford. 

No. 16. John Luffe, Being sick in Body. Dated 27th 
7fh month, 1684. Proved 17th of 12th mouth, 1685, by 
wife Jane Luffe. (CliristopJicr Taylor, Rcgr. Gerd.) 

" My wife Jane Luffe my whole Executrix — to dispose of 
my houses land and chattells for the purpose of paying 
my debts." 

The balance of his estate, after payment of said debts, he 
leaves to his wife for her maintenance and of their child. 
John Luffe, then under age. In case of death of child s.p. 
the right heirs of the testator and his wife. " My dear 
Father, Edward Luffe " and William Clayton to be Overseers. 

Witnesses: Thomas Bradford (his mark), John Goodsonn. 

Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 53 

No. 17. Jon;-: Clartcts, of the Province of Pennsylvania, 
sick in body. Dated 16th of 5th mouth, 1685. Proved 
24tb of 7th. month, 1GS5, by Barnard Little John. (Cliris- 
topher Taylor, Regr. Gernl.) 

"To my three servants: Barnard Little John, Mary 
Ohapmai & Christian Chapman, all ray worldly estate — 
as follows : 

"To Barnard Little John all my wearing eloathes & 
working tools, and alsoe the Indenture and time of 
■ v of William Beale, alsoe all stones, etc., in my 
possession.'' Said Barnard Little John to give to said 
" William Beale, at the expiration of his time, 20s. in money 
of Pennsylvania, with a hammer, Trowell & Pick." : '' To 
Christian Chapman my best bed & Boulster, two Pillowes 
and a Rugg; a piece of new Cloathe for Blanketting, and 
Kivc pouti ! S'tl ■'. y i »n< \" ' st of i stale to be 

divided equally between them (!, e., the three servants 
already named). 

Witnesses: John Goods >nn, John Claypole. 

No. 18. EkLiSii Lincolnb, being sick and weak in Body. 
Dated 13th November, 1085 (on ship-board), 1 rov< d 16th of 
9th month, 16S5, by Mary Cantwell. (Christopher Taylor, 

Rcgr. Gcnl.) 

"I will and bequeath my chest of eloathes which I have 
here on Board, together with what Silver, gold, Bills, Bonds, 
Assignments, etc., I may have — to my Lo\ ing Kindswoman, 
Mrs. Mary Cantwell." 

Witnesses: Hellen Mayow, Michaell Booth. 

No. 19. Richard Buttere, of Pennepecca Creek, in the 
County of Philadelphia, yeoman, being weak in body. Dated 
16th of September, 16S5. Proved 17th of the 9th month, 
1685, by George Eaton. (Christopher Taylor, Rcgr. Ge,d.) 

"Unto George Eaton, 50 acres, which 1 purchased of John 
Mason of the Creek above said — adjoining to that on which 
he livefh — he to be sole Executor* 

He shall cause to be paid to John Randall of Paseataway, 

54 WiUs prwed a! Philadelphia, 1082-1692. 

in the Provinee of East Jersey, £5, on the 29th of September. 

To John Eaton, "brother of George of the Greek," 50 
acres— adjoining land given to his brother. 

"Unto John Watts of the Creek," the remaining part 
of the land, being 50 acres adjoining land belonging to 
Mary Mason, widow. 

Witness : Allen Foster. 

No. 20. Major Jasper Farmer, being weak in health, 
Dated 7br. yr 25. '85, Proved 2nd of 11th month " being the 
first yeare of the King's Reign &, 5th of the Proprietarys 
Government Anoqe. Dom. 1685." (Christopher Taylor, . 

"My dear wife, Mrs. Mary Farmer one third of all my 
estate ai [ sto ;i inP< nsylvania in America, mid the c ther 
two thirds of all my estate and stock to my sonn Edward 

Daughter Sarah ffarmer, £400 sterling. 

Son John Farmer, £300. 

Daughter Katharine Farmer, £300. 

Son Robert Farmer, £300. 

Son Charles Farmer, £300. 

"My sister Alice Snile," £10 sterling. 

" Sons Richard Farmer & Samuel Fanner, and daughter 
Webber, in Ireland, 10 shillings apiece to buy them mourn- 
ing rings & to my son Jasper Farmer and daughter Neb 10 
shilling a piece to buy them mourning rings." 

Son Edward ffarmer and my wife Mary Executors 

All legacies to be paid out his estate in Ireland & in 

Thomas Holme of Philadelphia and Mr. Turner, late of 
Dublin but now of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, Linen 
Draper, to be Overseers. 

Witnesses: Saml. Hunt, Edward Farmer. 

No. 2i. Charles Lee, late of Pennsylvania, Husband- 
man. Nuncupative Will. Spoken 28th of 6th month, 1085, 

Wilts proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 55 

in Presence of Edward Luffe, Anne Lee the younger, Mar- 
Fisher Proved 7th month 1st, 1GS5, by Ed. 
Fyuffeand John Goodson. Administration gfatited to .Anne 
l.,v the elder, and Anne Leo, the younger. (Christopher 
Taylor, Regr. Genl.) 

All of his estate to be equally divided between his wife 
Anne Lee and Lis daughter Anne Lee. 

No. 22, John Luffe, [Duplicate of No. 16.] 

No. 23. Thomas Calvert, of Chester County, Penna., 
Husbandman. Nuncupative Will. Spoken 15th of 1st 
month. jOS^. in the presence of Joshua 
Vernon (his mark), Peter Taylor (ins mark), G Re tel ; 

and taken down !•;• the two last persons. Proved 17th of 
] 2th mo Hi, L6S5, ;,' d admini ti \ uted to Margard 

Calvert, a daughtei oi Thomas. (Christopher Taylor, i 

To his daughter Margaret Calvert he lcavi s 200 acres of 
land with the Improvements — she is, however, to pay £8 to 
her sister Elizabeth when the property is sold. 

To her, also, a standing bed and the furniture belonging 
to the said bedd; also a brass Still Pott with the furniture 
belonging to the same. Also one iron Pott. 

To Elizabeth, a chest. To wife and daughter Margaret 
the rest of bis goods, and to Margaret one mare and one 

No. 24. William Jones, of Merionethshire, Wales, de- 
ceased, Nuncupative Will, proved 1st of 1st month, 1GS5, 
by Hugh Roberts, of the Towne of Mairion (Merion) in 
the County of Philadelphia, and John Roberts, of the same 
place, trustees for John Williams, Alice, Katherine and 
Gwen Williams, Children and Orphans of the said William 
Jones. (Christopher Taylor, Regr. Genl.) [Original missing.] 

Mentions Ann Reynolds, "since deceased," wife of the 
said William Jones. The estate to be equally divided 
amongst the said children. 

50 Wills proved at Philadelphia, LG82-1G92. 

The inventory filod as a part of Lbe will is dated 25th of 
9th month, 1685. The personal estate at that time remain- 
ing undivided was £175, 2s. Gd., 1 witnessed by Wm. Howell 

and Ei I >■ a - u Jones. 

No. 25. John Johnson, of Markers Creek in the County 
of Chester, being now sick. Dated 16th March, 1684-5. 
Proved by Elenor Johnson, 17th of 2nd month 1686. 
(Christopher Taylor, Regr. Genl., by Joseph Vaughan, his 

"To my wife Elener Johnson a third of all my estate in 
this world and the remainder equally to be divided among 
my children and they to be executors." 

"My body to be buried in Chester abas Upland." 

Witnesses: Moton Knuson (bis mar]:), lien. Reynolds, 
8yd rack Whitworth. 

No. 20. Christopiies Ta stlor. See Will No. 38. 
The will of John Ap Edward, proved tins yeai but 
recorded later. 

No. 27. John Hennet (Nuncupative Will), wbo is lately 
arrive<l in Pennsylvania in the ship called the Amity, Rich- 
ard Diamond, Commander, from Albrestford in Hamp; 
in old England, and departed this life the last of July, 1686, 
at the bouse of Zechariah Whitepaine, merchant, situate in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Proved 5th of 6th month, 1686, 
by William Freeman and John Densey. ( William Framp- 
ton, Deputy Regr.) 

"He was heard to say these words, by us, whose names 
are hereunto subscribed: After his debts being paid, that 
he gave the remainder of bis estate to Edward James, 
his servant, and also his time of servitude." 

Witnessed 3d August, 1686, by Robert Percey, William 
Freeman, John Dense}*. 

No. 28. Will ov Francis Hickman. [Duplicate Record.] 

1 He also owned 156J ncies of land, a part of which was laid out in Merion, 
upon which he appears to have erected a dwelling of stone, at gome expense. 

Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682- li 57 

No 29. Charles De la Noe, Minister ' ■■ ', bi 

[ 11th September, 16SG. Proved — Being sic m 

lie devises his entire estate unto Jacob Pellisan, •>; Phila- 

tda, whuii; he also appoints as sole Executor; 
Witnesses: W m. Salway, John Goodson, S. Hersent, Pat : 
[obi n sort. 

No. 30. William Frampton, of Philadelphia, merchant; 
: sick and weak tif body. Nuncupative Will spo] i n 
before Samuel Spicer, Samuel Bulkley, at Philadelphia, 9th 
■ h month, 1686. Proved 8th of 9th month, 1686, by 
.•id witnesses, Robert Turner having a knowledge of 
he matter (Release of interest by Elizabeth Frampton, 
i tv, lodged before Robert Turner same date.) (William 
' R ' " i . ■, Will i S i \1 . . " 
Estate to bo divided into three parts, one-third to wife 
abeth Frampton, and the other parts to be equally 
divided between his children. Wife Elizabeth Frampton 
sole executrix, "and my friends Samuel Jenings, of West 
Jersey; Samuel Carpenter, of Philadelphia, and my Broth< r 
in-Law, Philip Richards, of New York, my trustees & 
overseers of this my will." With the copy of this nuncupa- 
tive will there is on file " the last will and testament " of William 
frampton, made the same date and properly executed. It 
contains the same bequests, but Samuel Jenings is called 
"of Burlington." It is witnessed by Samuell Spicer, Wm. 
Richardson, James Thomas, Pat. Robinson in addition to 
'Samuel Bulkley. The bond of executor is dated 8th of 
9th mo., 1686, and signed by Elizabeth Frampton, Phillip 
Richards and Charles Pickering, witnessed by Israel Tay- 
lor, Joseph Vaughan. There are three seals to signature: 
1. a griffin's head; 2. a heart pierced b}' an arrow; 3. a 
lion passant. 

58 Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1G92. 

No. 31 . This is theProbate of will of William Frampton, 
deceased. 1 (James Claypoole, Regr. Genl.) 

.No. gl'. Mary Fai mi . , widow of Major Jasper Farmer, 
of Ireland, being weak in health. Dated 31st October, 
1GSG. Proved 5th month 1st, 1G87, by John Farmer, Jacob 
Chapnii ti and John Vans. Letters of Administration 
granted 1st July, 10S7,unto John Gpodson, of Philadelphia, 
Doctor in Phisick — "during the minority of Edward Par- 
mer, being aged 14 years." (James Claypoole, Regr. Genl.) 

To be buried near her children in the Town of Phila- 

Debt owing from her son, Edward Badsforth, to be re- 
mitted, and to him the plantation lately bought of Mr. 
Robert Jest,, at Frankford; also household stuff and silver 
"; """ ' 7 '■' son, Edwi ' :\ i . : Lo p ;, LJ vseo 
maiden, Elizabeth Mayo, the sum of £5 per y-'M- during 
his life, 

Unto daughter Sarah Farmer, 4 dozen of napkins, 1 
dozen damask napkins, G table cloths, a silver sugar box, 
4 spoons and rings; also £20 in gold. Mentions daughter- 
in-law, Katherine Farmer, and " daughter Farmer." Codicil 
as above leaves two brick houses in Philadelphia and 
another next to the lot of Dr. Wines 2 to son Edward Farmer; 

1 Inventory of estate taken 26th & 27th of 8th month, 1686, by Humphrey 
Money, William Salway and Patrick Robinson. The records (will-book A) 
contain, here, this entry: " Here ends the Registry whilst it was under the rare 
of Robert Turner, William Frampton, and William Southersby." (Signed: 
William Marl: ham.) 

Under this appears in a different hand : 

" Jame6 Claypoole appointed Register General of this Province and terri- 
tories, New- Castle only excepted," 19th of 9th month, 1GS6. (Signed: Tho. 
Lloyd, Pretd.) 

" To Grant letters of Administration and probate of Wills and to Register 
all mariges, burtbs and buryalls, and to grant Certificates of Mariges and to 
Register persons coming into the Province." 

By a further record we find that Sussex was assigned unto Norton Clay- 
pool, "Clarke" of the said County, 1st of 10th month, 1686, Bucks unto Phi. 
Pemberton, Clerk of the said County, 28th of 10th month, 1686, and Chester 
unto Jacob Simcock. 

2 Dr. Thomas Wynne. 

s proved at Philadelphia, 168&-1692. 59 

a so plantation at Farnaertown, and mill bought of Thomas 

Executor: Edward Farmer, under wardship of Nicholas 

Witnesses: John Farmer, Jacob Chapman, John Vans. 
.' : 1 of arms: a fess between 3 lions' heads. 1 

No. 33. Francis Hickman 2 being sick and veal: hi body. 
Dated 27th November, UlSu. (Signed with his mark.) 
Proved 12th of 8th month, 1687. {Da: Lloyd, Deputy Regr.")* 

"Unto my two sons, Joseph and Benjamin Hickman, my 
hundred acres of Land in the County o^ Philadelphiaj wch 
■ purchased of Robert Addams — wch Lands I will should 
be delivered to either of them at the times of their re- 
spective Days of 'heir manage, or as they shall attain to 
oi rhteen years" — In case of death s. p. of one 
of them, the oilier to inherit his half part, or 50 acres. In 
case of death of both, reversion of the land to testator's two 
(laughters, Mary and Hannah Hickman. 

" If my wife, Elizabeth Hickman, shall be disposed wth 
my said children to plant upon the said land, then my will 
and pleasure is that she shall have and enjoy the sd Lands 
till my son Joseph shall either marry or come to ye age of 
eighteen years." — 

To said daughters £10 when they shall attain the age of 
eighteen years. Balance of estate to wife, Elizabeth Hick- 
man. If she marry or be disposed to return to England, 
to have £20. 

' The family evidently owned a large store. There is on file with the 
Inventory a list of " Servants to Jasper Farmer, Jr.," viz.: John "Welsh, John 
Billon, Samuel Carigon, Daniel Benning, William Forest, Ihmanel Gruhe, 
Edward Smouth and his wife Elizabeth, Jacob Priege, Edward Srnouth's 
child (no contract), George Booth, "all of which came per Ship Increase 
of Yonnghall, Richard Chorhow, Me." The terms of the servants are 

This will i* ;>iso numbered 2S. The original is on file and not missirjg as 

* Thomas Ellis was appointed Register General before this d;Ue. as record 
of his commission to David Lloyd to be Deputy occurs here. 

CO With proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

"I do appoint and request John Barnes, commonly distin- 
guished by Bristol] Barnes, there being more of the same 
name, and Thomas Dnckett, bo be my oversei i 

Mentions £15 which his wife has in England of her ov n 
money. Speaks of £25 lie hath in England. 

Witnesses: Robert Jeffes, Richard Dungworth, Mary 
Jeffes, Joanathan Jeffes. Seal of arms indecipherable. 

No. 34. Jami-::s Claypoolk, ] of Philadelphia, in the Prov- 
ince of Pennsylvania; merchant, being in good health. 
Dated 5th of 12th month, 1686. Proved 12th of 8th month, 
1687. (7;;; ■ Lloyd, Deputy Regr.) 

To be buried amongst his d ar Friends, the Quakers. 

" Unto John, my Eldest sonn five shillings, and to Mary, 
his wife, all the household goods Lent to them." 

Ah d '*: " Li Lhuii e.ldi ! hild livin, ' / d( cea )." Al o 
to said .soil John, the balance due from him as per "his 
account in my great Leager." " Unto my Dear wif< house- 
hold goods for the Common and necessary furniture of one 
Roome" — Also "unto my Dear wife During her 1 vie, and 
afterwards to m} r Children, uninarryed, my Lott of Laud 

1 The following early colonists are named a.s debtors to John Claypoole, 
in Inventory of his Estate, taken in 1CS6 by John Claypoole and Francis 
Cooke (The Bond was given by John Claypoole, Francis Cooke, Samuel Car- 
penter, and Samuel Atkins, and witnessed by John White, Philip James, 

Richard and William Soitthhold): Griffith Jones, John Songhurst, John 

Taylor, Robert Palmatary, Tom. Grant, William Morris, Norton Claypoole, 
Dennis Linch (Fine!)?), John Rush, Jeremiah Elfreth, Abraham Man, ('apt. 
Rogers, Robert lleill, Philip James, Walle Swanson, Caleb Carman, Rendie 
Van derCuling, Wm. Preston, Isaac Wliclden (Whelen?), Richard Hall, Jacob 
Young, Richard Ornie, Daniel Howell, Win. Guest, Wm. Frampton, Nathaniel 
Allen, Robert Aires, John Rosson, Hugh Mashmd, Ben. Whitehead, Patrick 
Grady, John Redman, John Crapp, John Tobby, Israel Taylor, Davies Jones, 
l.'iij. East, John Fisher, Nat. Watson, Fran. Carnwal!, Thomas Millard, Evan 
Prothero, Arthur Cook, Edward Cole, sen., John Martin, Daniel England, 
Thomas Flolleman, John Bambridgc, Jolin Longworthy. Jonas Smith, Thomas 
Holme, Zach. Whitpain, James Budd, Isaac Bickefts (liieketts?), John Mohis- 
sor, John Longhurst, Tlio. Brasior, Capt. Israel's wife, Dunk in Williams, 
Richard Collett, John Williams, Jacob Hentlrick, Daniel Lindsay, Kalpli 
Ward, John Ash ton, John Longworthy, John Austin, Frederick Jasper, Robert 
Moulder, George Coofoiih, .Samuel Nichoalls. 

Wills proved at PMladelphia, 16S2 !<•:.'. 01 

i the Front of Delaware wtli all the house! and Im- 

"Unto my wile In silver, my Largest and Loasi Tankard, 
my Last aad bigge it poron ;ers and six spoons. 

To mj pldesi daughter my Lott of Land In the high 
. trcet, fenced in with pales, and a Little house upon it. 

Al>o nay old sitvei Tankard which was my mother's, and 
I wo silver spoons — " 

"Unto my second daughter, rlolena, my silver wach 
with a Duoble Case, a silver Cupp with two eares and Lwo 
silver spoons, and the nearest thousand acres of land in the 
County of Bucks — " 

"Unto Priscilla, my youngesl daughter, in silver, niy 
Beaker, two spoons and a porrenger, and also one thousand 
acres of land in the County of Bucks." 

!' v (hold goods to be divided between his three els 

"To my son James stl] my Vessells upon River, Pinnace 
Boats arid Canons etc. — and likewise all my ili tor Books 
and mathematical hooks of surveigh and navigation; and 
one silver spoon and 1 ester.' - ' 

"To my son Nathaniel, live hundred acres of Land in the 

new Duch Township and all my Booked about Till- 

oge and Husbandry." 

"To my son George-— one thousand acres of Land in this 
County of Philadelphia — my writing Cabinett and all writ- 
ten books." — His best Bible to his wife. Other land. 

" To Joseph, my youngest son, my plantation bordering 
on Lewis Creek e in Sussex County (which I bought of my 
brother, Norton Claypoole.)" "My Dear Friends, William 
Penn, our Governor, and Thomas Lloyd, Keeper of the 
Broad Seal, to bo overseers of this my Last will." Wife 

''I give to the Poore of this Town Tenn Bushells of In- 
dian Corne to be disposed of by the Overseers of Lire poore." 

Wits.: Da: Lloyd, Alexander Boardsley, Edward Lord. 

62 Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

No. 35. Joseph Moss, now of the Willspring in {\\< : . 
County of Philadelphia, In Pennsylvania, being — not well 
in bodily health. 

Dated 23d of 7th month, 1687. 

Proved 9th of 9th month, 1687. (Da. Lloyd, Deputy Regr.) 
Wife Ellinor Ivfoss to have all of his estate " in Europe or 
America," and she to be Executrix. 
Witnesses: Michael! Holme, Thomas Holme. 

No. 36. M». Henry Jones. Dated 8th October, 1683. 
Proved 17th of 9th mo , 1687. {Da. Lloyd, Dept'y Regr.) 

Wife Gundelo Jones to be Executrix, and she to hav 
balance of Estate — "unto son Phillip Jones living in Wales 
one shilling 

Witnesses : Peter Rambo (his mark), Ebehezer Taylor. 

No. 37. Phillip Ch. Lehnmann (signed with his mar]/;. 
being sick and weak in body. Dated 26 of 10th month 1687. 
Proved Las I Day of December 1687. (Da. Lloyd, Deputy 

. Unto Silas Crispin interest in 250 acres of land " untaken 
up," and balance of his account. Unto Ellinor Moss 250 
acres. Unto Captain Thomas Holmes all Liberty land, with 
plantation called Green Spring in the County of Sussex. 

Unto Susannah James, wife of John James, 300 acre-' of 

Unto William Penn plantation at Broad Creek in Sussex 

Unto Charles Pickering all land in the County of Kent, 
also to him " my great horse called Brandy and my Cham- 
blitt Cloake." 

He mentions the "Green Rugg," three green curtains and 
"Curtain Rodds" which he lent to James Pradshaw. 

Unto Samuel Bulkley X5 — also certain wearing apparel, 
and "a Good Long fowling piece" — also a debt due from 
the estate of John Fenwick, Late of West New Jersey. Unto 
James Novell of West New Jersey — part of a debt due. 

" To my cozen Ch. Holbans," £20. 

)Vllls primed at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 63 

Unto John Southworth /;.j— a debl owing by John 

Unto John Hill the mare and colt which John Barber 
owes. Also to him Two and a halfyeais service of hi; in id 
Elizabeth Tucker — the balance of her time to Elizabeth, wife 
of paid John. 

Unto William Dyre, "my servant Ann Heckles for two 
years," he to pay her £2 10s — per } r ear "and one sute of 
I iofiis at the end of said term." 

To said maids their time beyond those mentioned. Ex 
ecutor Charles Pickering. 

Witnesses: Wm. Salway, William Bethii, Elizabt. 

No. 38. Christopher Taylor of Philadelphia in Penn- 
sylvania, being in perfect health. Dated 28th of 10th m 
1685. Proved 1st oi 1st month, 1088. Lei tots of adminis- 
tration being granted to Thomas Efooton, the above Ralph 
Fretwell being dead. (Da. Lloyd, Deputy Dear) 

Unto "Sonne Israle Taylor " £30. 

£10 "to my honest and faithful servant Margaret Thomp- 
son who is now my housekeeper." 

Balance of estate unto his children Joseph Taylor and 
Mary Taylor equally "excepting the house which was 
Arthur Cook's by him made over to my sonne Joseph Tay- 
lor, which he is to have." 

William Penn, proprietary and governor of Pennsilvania 
and Ralph Frettwell of Barbados Executors. ' 

Witnesses: Jos. Vaughan, Tho: Hooton. 

No. 30. William Higgens, of the County of Philadel- 
phia, brickmakor, Nuncupative Will," taken within one hour 
after his death, at the house of Joseph Browne, brickmaker," 
llth "of ye 3d mou: May 1688, by Richard Shea (his 
mark), Thomas Cotton and Kathrine Robinson (her mark). 
Proved 16th of 3d month 1088. (Da. Lloyd, Deputy Bey) 

Tho above witnesses " Did hear ye said William Higgens 

04 Wills proved at, Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

bid his father Joseph Browne (as he was used to call him) 
scud for some body to write and make his will for he was 
a Dead rami, and if his will could not be made in time, 
Jar vise By water aud Joseph Brown should have all his 

No. 40. Edward Turner being sick of body. Dated 
30th day of the 7th mo. 1HS7 (signed with his mark). Proved 
10th day of 3d mo. 1688. (Da: Loyd, Dep'ty. Regr.) 

Wife Katharine Turner, executrix, " unto her and her 
heirs forever all my lands, house goods and chattels," all his 
debts due to him to her as overseer. Friends William Forist 
and Richard Milliard, as assistants to his wife. 

Witnesses: William Forrest, Jeremiah Powell, Richard 

No. 41. John Thomas, of Llaethgwm in the Comott of 
Penllun within the county of Merioneyth, gent., being weak 
in body. Dated 9th February, 1682. Proved 10th of 3d 
month, KJSS. (Da; Lloyd, Deputy Regr.) 

He mentions 1250 acres of land to be laid out in the 
Province of Pennsylvania, being a part of the joint purchase 
of himself and Edward Jones, of Bala, by deed (patent) of 
1681, for themselves and in trust for others. Which said 
1250 acres of land he disposes of as follows : 

Unto son Thomas Jones, 312^ acres. 

Unto son Robert John, 312J acres. 

Unto son Evan John, 312| acres. 

Unto son Cadwalader John, 312|- acres. 

All of the above sons to inherit at the age of 21 years, and 
wife Katherine's dower in said tract to be reserved during their 
minority, the land to be held in trust and improved for their 
benefit and the benefit of their sisters Katherine, Mary and 
Sudney (Sidney). In default of issue of any of the said chil- 
dren, the said land to go to Elizabeth, wife of Rees Evan, of the 
Township of Penmaen in the County of Merioneyth, and her 
heirs — and in default of such heirs then to "my nephew 

Wilis proved of Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 65 

John, the younger sod of my brother Cad waladerThon as." 
Then to K neiees fane and [Catherine, daughtersof my brother 
Cadwalader Thomas," tin n to nephew Thomas Cadwalader. 
To each of his children, except Elizabeth, £20 each. He 
mentions that he is a member of the society of Free Traders, 
belonging to Pennsylvania, and owns slock therein to the 
extent of £50, to wit: £25 laid ont of Ins own, and £25 as 
trustee of divers others." His own interest is to be divided 
between his wife and three daughters. 

He appoints as overseers: "John ap John, of the pish, (par- 
ish) of Rhueabon in the County of Denbigh, Thomas Ellis, 
of Cyfanedd in the County of Merioneyth, Thomas Wynne, 
late of Bronvadog neer Caerwys in the Count} 7 of Livid. 
Robert David, oi Gwernevel in the foresd. County of Merion- 
eyth, Hugh Roberts of Kiltalgarth in the sd. County, 
rones, late of Bal Chi ur: ' • : ' berl Vaughan of Gwer- 
nevel, aforesd. in the Bd. County, Edward Moris, of Havod- 
gynfaner in the foresaid County of Denbigh, Robert Owen, 
Late of frongoch, and my son. in Law Rees Evans, of fron- 
ween, both neer Bala." Wife {Catherine Executrix. 

Witnesses: Robert Vaughan, Rowland ("''Aon, Thomas 

No. 42. Hkxuy Pabker, of Philadelphia, a porter, being 
sick, and weak in body- Dated 15th of 6th month, L688. 

Proved 18th of 7th month, 1GSS, b) (Da: Lloyd, D : > ty 


One-half of his cash to be paid unto John Hart, " living 
near Walter Foust's mill," for use of my "son n Thomas Parker 
to bind him to a Trade witilm two years." 

The other half to be paid into the hands of Thomas Budd, 

of Philadelphia, and ■ March, for use of said son at 

the age of 24 years Thomas Budd to allow interest at £6 
per hundred. 

A sum of money is left to be divided between said 
Thomas Budd and John Hart, <; Unto Israel Pearson, 
blacksmith, all my tools." Thomas Budd and John Hart, 

60 Wills proved «t Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

Witnesses: John Townsend, Isaac Pearson, Charles 
Pickering. 3 

No. 43. IlENin Jokj'js, of County of Philadelphia, In 
Province oi Pennsylvania in America. Dated L9th of 6th 
month, 1688. Proved 16th of 8th month, 3688', and pro 
bate grai tad to Jon. Jennings, Captain Humphrey Water- 
mann the younger, and John Jones. (Da: Lloyd, Deputy 

"Body to the earth to be buried in decent manner b< 
my first wife in my ov:n ground in Moyemensing." 

Wife Raehell Jones, the goods that she brought with her 
into his house when he married her, and also a yoi 
negro woman and another negro girl. 

Mentions his sons Joseph, John, Samuel, Henry, Dan [] 
and Richard Jones, and h'v. daughter; Rli'/.: beth Kathcrine, 
also a daughter married to William 1 wig and Mercy Jones. 

Daughter Sarah and Philip Alford her husband. Mentions 
£30 owing from William Penn for a negro man Perm pur- 
chased from him, also 200 acres of land which Penn gave 
him as an encouragement to come into the Province. Men- 
tions his large estate in Barbados. He appoints John 
Swinsted, elder John Jennings, Lieutenant Coll Humphrey 
Waterman, the elder, John Weales Senior and Junior, and 
Major Robert Harrison, all of Earl .'ados, as Executor.-. 

Witnesses: John Moore, John Densoy, Robert Logan, 
Henry Flower, Patrick Robinson. 

No. 44. John Harding, of the Township of Chichester in 
the County of Chester, in the Province of Penna. — being 
weak in body. Dated 1 mo, 23d. 1687-8. Proved 9 mo, 3d, 
1688. (Da: Lloyd, Deputy Regr.) 

1 This was llie celebrated Charles Pickering convicted of counterfeiting, but 
released on a slight punishment, it being shown thai several inhabitants >i Ihe 
town had made if their business. Many have excused bis offense upon the 
ground that he gave the people betier money than that, then, in circulation, 
but such !i defence would scarcely be considered at the present day, and was 
not then. His political influence, probably, saved him. Vn accomplice was 
sentence 1 .' to the stocks, only, because " he was so ingenious." 

With pnroed at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 67 

"To ray loving Kinswoman Amy Jarnes my silver cup 
and silver spoon after the decease of my wife Amy Harding." 
Wife Amy sole Executrix ami residuary legal':-. 

Witnesses: Thomas Usher, Hester Chadsey (her mark). 

No. 45. Elizabeth Hamond, widow of Michael Ham- 
ond, late of Philadelphia. Nuncupative Will. Declared 
6 mo., 5th, 1688. Proved 9 mo, 6th, 1688, by Executors. 
Executors: Nathaniel Watson and Edward Doughty. Be- 
quest to Thomas Smith of "some old clothes of her sd. Hus- 
band." "To Sarah Griscom half a dozen Wooden Spoons/' 
and to Hester Wood her " old Sarge gowne of a light color" 
and a black " pety coat," two blue aprons, two shirts, a pr. 
of bodys' ami a blanket. 

Witness: William Hudson. (Da : Lloyd, Deputy Regtr.) 

No. 46. John Salter, son o^ Henry and Anna Salter, he 
being deceased 7th of 9th month, 1688, (Nuncupative Will) 
"taken from the mouth of Richard Whitfield, William 
Waite, Mary Kitchin (her mark) and Ann K itch in ( ! :< . r 
mark), within two hours after his death the same day/' 
Proved 9th mo, 17th, 1688. (Da : Lloyd, Deputy Regr.) 

To James Sadler £10— also 200 acres of land in Salem. 

To William Wait £10 — and the rest of his estate within 
this Province or elsewhere to Anna Salter his mother. 

And if any of his father's friends should come, into this 
Province and be in distress they shall be considered out of 
the estate. 

No. 47. Anna Salter, of Taconia in the County of Phil- 
ada., in the Province of Penna. (Signed with her mark.) 
Dated 7th of 9th month, 168S. Proved 17th of 9th mo, 1688. 
(Da : Lloyd, Deputy Reg.) 

"Unto John Hart, William Stockdall, Robert Stacy, 
Daniel Wills and Thomas Eairman and to their huirs," £5 

" I doe remitt to Christian Thomas and Richard Dung- 
worth what they owd." 

6S Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

To John Walker, Joyner, 10s. "John Salter, my =>on, de 
ceased " 

Balance of Estate in Trust for the relief of Quak< 
ford Meeting to have the pi efert m e. 

Her Friends: Richard Whitfield, Thomas Fairman, Robert 
Stacey,John Hart, Charles Pickering and Patrick Robin 
Executors. Codicil, 8th of 9th month, L6S8. 

Mentions debts owing her in England, Jamaica, in Caro- 
lina, in hands of William Jacobs, Timothy Wayracuth, 
Thomas Jacos and Daniell Tears, of Maryland—Land at 

Witnesses: — Daniel Wills. William Waite, Jo: Hart. 

No. 48. Edward Luff. 1 "Cordwainer, Living in Vine 
Street and then : ud there Lying on a sick bed." Nunci pa 
live Will pokon to J dm Mo ire and Da : Lloyd, 1st oi ■ th 
month, 16S8. Proved 1st of 7th month, 16S8. {Da: Lloyo 
Deputy Regtr.) 

To wife Elizabeth Luff all household goods and the house 
and Lott, she to pay amount of the mortgage upon it held 
by John Moore. The testator says that he owes no money 
or debt in Old England. 

"1 give to my Sonn and Daughter in Law both of their: 
one Shilling; and my grandson one Shilling, neither do I 
owe much in this Countrie." 

Wife Elizabeth, Executrix. 

No. 49. Nathaniel Watsox, of Philadelphia, being 
weak of body. Nuncupative Will spoken in the presence 
of Hodgson, Med :, Ann Eyre and Samuel Bulkley, 4th of 
9th month, 1688. Proved 29th of 9th month,' 1688. (Da: 
Lloyd, Depty. Regtr.) 

"To ni}' Kinsman Router, of Burlington, Twenty pounds 
at Least." 

"To James Marshall my Dunn Mare." 

1 This, is an example of the great poverty of some of the nrsf English :c(- 
tlers of Philadelphia. This man's goods and estate amounted lo but a few 
pounds, yet he was better off' than many dozens of his neighbors. 

Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 69 

"To James Claypoole my black horse/' 

"Unto Robert Eyres and Ann his wife, four pounds or 
live if it will be spared." 

•• .) o Samuel Bulklej Jive pounds." 

" I desire that Doctor Hutson may b u8~i :ientlj saii : > ! 
for his care and paines taken about me." 

"I desire that John Saxby maybe Considered for his 
trouble in Tending of me Id my Sickness." 

To Hannah Dero\ e £20. 

Executors, Charles Pickering, Patrick Robinson. 1 

No. 50. Peter Ei-lett, of Careushooke 2 , in the ('"may of 
Philadelphia, Taylor, Dated 9 September, 1687(8) (Signed 
with his mark). Proved 4th of 10th month, 1688. (Da: 
Lloyd, Deputy Reg.) 

"I give and bequeath all my Lands and houses now in 
my possession to my (luce Sonnes to be equally divided 
amongst them " as they shall come to age. 

"Ah my household good and Generall J give and bequeath 
unto my wife Lucie Ellott." 

"Unto my wife Lucie the Yoake of working Oxen now 
upon this Plantation aged seven years." 

" Unto my daughter Anne one Yoake of Stears aged two 
years and two cows one aged two years and another aged 
four j T eare and two breeding Sows." 

"Unto my daughter Joan two Steares Aged three years 
and two cows one Aged Eight years and another aged foure 
years And two breeding sows." 

Balance of Estate to be equally divided between wife 
Lucie and son John, John to have a young horse and mare. 

"To my Daughter Joan two Ews and two Lambs to be 
Delivered to her at or upon the 9th of September in the year 

Wife, and son John, Executors. 

Witnesses: Will. Gregory, Joseph Wood. 

No. 51. John Shjjxsox, of Plymouth Township in the 

1 Afterwards Register-General of the Province. 

2 This may have been the earliest form of the name " Gonsbobocken." 

70 Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

County of Philadelphia, "being sick in Body." Dated 
22nd of 9th month, .LOSS. Proved 6th of 11th month, i.683 
(Da : Lloyd, Depvfy Regtr.) 

"■ V'jito Joan Wall' & her husband three pounds.'' 

"Unto Martha Moore, 2 widd. (.lie like sum." 

"Unto Elizabeth Luff 3 one pound." 

" Unto my son-in-law James Shaddak all the rest and 
residue o^ my Estate — both in this Proyinee & in Old 

James Shaddak sole Executor. 

M itnesses: — Saml. Richardson, 4 Da: Lloyd. 

No. 51b. John Tibby, Nuncupate Will, spoken in the 
presence of John Shillson, Archiball Michell, a little before 
his departure [undated]. Prove;! 10th of 9th mouth, 16S 
(J . Lloyd, Depiy. B jtr.) [Probate granted to Elizabeth 
Tibby.] * 

One half of what lie had to go to his wife and the other 
half to his children. 

If his wife shall marry again she is to have only one \ 
and balance to return to said children. 

No. 52. Edward Collyer — "being sick of body." Dated 
20th of Gth month, 1CSS. Proved 22nd of 7th month. 1688, 
and probate granted unto Christopher Sibthorp. (Da; Lloyd, 
Deputy Regr.) 

" Unto wife Sarah six pounds." 

"Unto Kinsman Andrew More and his brother John 
More 5 of the County of Chester, Twelve pounds." 

" Unto John and Elis. Nicholls twelve pence a-peiee." 

1 This name should, doubtless, be written Wain. 

2 The name of Moore seems to have been exceedingly common in Phila- 
delphia at that day. Numerous persons bearing the surname, not, apparent!} , 
related, are constantly met with in the old records. 

3 Wife of Edward Luff, the Shoemaker or " Cordwainer." 

4 Samuel Richardson was Provincial Councillor of Pennsylvania, and tl'e 
first Alderman of Philadelphia. 

5 This person is not to he confused with John Moore, who held land in 
Chester County, father of William Moore, of Moore Hall. 

WiUa proved of Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 7 J 

"Unto Christopher Sibthorp, of Philadelphia, five 

"Unto John Goodson and Humphrie Mnrrie fifty '' ;! 
lings p. peiee." 

'■ Unto the poor of the people called Quakers in Philadel- 
phia the sum of fifty pounds." 

The residue of Ins estate to his sister Rebecca Flalbert, of 
London, England. 

Executors, Christopher Sibtl orp, Brayser. 

Overseers, John Goodson and Humphrey Murry. 

"Witnesses: — William Hard, Young Morgan, Richard 
Hellyard. 1 

No. 54. "Jcnx Jennings, late of the Island of Barbados 
and nowe of Town and Countie of Philadelphia in Prov- 
ince >f Pennsilvania, being icl of body." — Dated 12th 
10th mo [Deer. J 1688. Proved at Phila., 28, llmo., Janry, 
1688-9, by Samuel Richardson and Pat. Robinson, the last 
being the Register- General. Original missing, but Bond 
and Inventory on file. Bond signed by John Jones, Sam. 
Carpenter and Phillip Richards; witnessed by Joshua Car- 
penter, John Otter, Pat. Robinson. Inventory by Humphrey 
Morrey, Sam. Carpenter, John Goodsonn, John Bonnet. 
Estate £038-3-4, including land. — Letters of Adm. granted 
the same day to John Jones, sole Exeor., in Two Thousand 
Pounds security. 

Debts to be paid. To his wife Sarah Jennings "all my 
gold, plate (excepting one three pynt tankart after mentioned ; 
as also, all my household stuff here Or in Barbados, and to 
her heirs and assigns for ever." — To her, for life, " the two 
stone houses in Spixes town in Barbados adjoyning to 
John Lewgars houses, and all the profitts thereof, during 
her Said Life," as also .... the use of any four of " my 

1 No. 53. Here is entered (he record of death of Thomas Ellis, Register- 
General of the Province of Pennsylvania, ;md (he, apjK>intment of Patrick 
Robinson, in his place, to the same office. 

Patrick Robinson's hand-writing is the most difficult of any of the records 
to decipher. He continued in office quite a long time. 

72 Wills prwed at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

negroes here [Pa.] or in Barbados," for the said lime. 
— To her, her heirs etc. &c. for ever, Three Hundred pounds, 
monev of Barbados, " when that sum becomes due from 
"Wan. Holder planter there." Also, his excors. are to pay to 
her at her departure from Pa. to sd island, the "Hum of 
Fiftic pounds in Countrie produce for her accommodation." 
The said legacies to be in lieu of all claim, by her, upon tes- 
tator's estate here or elsewhere. 

To " Nathaniel! Jones my brother and to his heir., &c. for 
ever, the plantation 1 bought of him in fuHiicl. gudlie (?) in 
Barbados." To said Nat. Jones's son Nathaniel, One Hun- 
dred pounds, Barbados money, " if iiee shall attain to the 
age of Twenty-one years Compleat.V — To testator's ".Sister 
Susanna Fvlliero, her heirs &c., one Silver three pynt tank- 
art." — To "Samll Jones son of Ilenrie Jones deceased" a 
] ga i ibados money), if he come to 21 

years, as above; also the same to Samuel's brother Daniell 
Jones, together with maintenance in addition, until he reach 
sd. age.—" Eightlie 1 do give &c, to theStock of poor friends 
(Scornfullie Called Quakers) in Barbados ten pounds monie 
of Barbados" to be paid within a year after his death. — 
Similar bequest, in Pa. money, to the Stock of sd. poor people 
in Phila. County, Pa., and also, " the Sum of Twenty pounds 
towards the decent and Commodious finishing of the Center 
brick meeting house there" — "Tenthlie I do will that my 
exer. afternamed [John Jones] in a Convenient time and 
Season open the graves of mine and his mother and of his 
three children as also the grave where I shall happen to be 
Laid and that bee build in the Said place a Brick vault of 
eight and ten feet -with a door and pair of Stairs to it, and 
that therein bee deccntlie place the Said Coffins and Corpses 
att my charge." — "To John Jones my brother and to his 
heirs &c. forever all my Co} r ned monie, negros, houses, 
Lands, plantations, implements, medicins, debts and all other 
my reall andpersonall estate and wearing apparrell here in 
Barbados, England or elsewhere in all the world, and the 
reversions thereof whom I do will &c. to be the Sole and 
onlie exer. of this my Last will etc., bee paying the Legacies 
abovewritten, .... revoking all other wills." 

Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 73 

Witnesses: — Tho. Lloyd, John Simcocke, Saml. Richard- 
son, Pat. Robinson. 

Codicil, made Janry. 8, 1688. — To the above named John 
Jones, all of the increase of the four negros bequeathed to 
testator's wife for her life. — Witnesses to Codicil: John 
Farmer, James Cooper and Fat. Robinson. — Proved with 

No. 55. Probate of Will No. 54. 

No. 56. J Peter Cock ("Sin." signed with his mark) of 
Kipha in Philadelphia County. — Dated 25 June, 1687. 
Proved at Philadelphia Mareh 4, 1688-9, by Lawrence 
Cock and Erick Cock. — (Patrick Robinson, Rcgr. Genl.) — 
Adm. granted, same day, to sd. L. & E. Cock, Exers., in 
One Thousand Pounds security. 

All his estate to his Wife Margi i t, after her death to his 
twelve children (six daus. & six sons; hut three named, 
viz., Gabriel, Lawrence and Erick) in share and share alike, 
except that his son Gabriel shall have the "Skuillkill " 
Island in said river, and Thirty Pounds in addition, out of 
the undivided stock, in consideration of said Gabriel's care 
of him, the testator, and his wife. The island on which 
testator lives (location not mentioned) to be retained, if 
possible, in his family forever. 

Signature, by mark — "R" — 

Witnesses: — Lasse Cock; Ereck Cook; Mounce (his mark) 
Cock (his mark); Zochn Cock ; PitirCock; Gabriell Cocks ; 
Gunner Rambo (his mark); R. Longshore. 

No. 57. Robert Kent, of Phila. town and county, in Pa., 
" Cordwayner, being sick of body." Dated 13th, 12mo., Feb., 
1688-9. Proved at Phila. 25th lmo., March, 1689, by John 
Fuller and John McComb, and Letts, of Adm. granted, same 
day, to Margaret Kent, relict and sole executrix, in One 
Hundred Pounds security. (Pat. Robinson, Rcgr. Gent.) 

Debts to be paid. — To his " dear and Loving wife Margaret 

' Inventory taken by Mounce Co-jkc (mark), Gabriell Cock, Swan Swanaons 
(iu;<rk), R. Longshore. Estate, ^"548-17-7. 

74 Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1G82-1692. 

Kent and to herheirs&c. foreverall and Singular my Land 
Lotl '. houses, Leases, &c. &c. ancl all other my estate &c 
i>i tnis pvovini *. or elsewhere in all Lhe world," witl 
powertodi ; . and to be his sole Executrix, "requesting 

John Fullei and Walter Fossal of Chester Oountie to be 
advising and assisting" "to said wife in all her affairs ol 
moment."— Revokes all oilier wills. 

Witnesses: — John Fuller, John McComb, Pat. Robinson. 

No. 58. William Stanley, being sick of body.— Dated 
14, 2nd Mo., called April, 1689. Proved, by Stephen Bod- 
kin and Joho Morrey, at Philadelphia, April 27th, 16S9, 
{Patrick Robinson, Real. Oenl.) — Administration granted to 
Rebecca the widow, and administratrix, of deceased, in One 
Thousand Pounds security. 

To Sister Dorrothy Taylor I s ive Pounds in money, to each 
of her children (not named) Twenty Shillii ;.,.•:.— To Sister 
Elizabeth Hootou the same; to her son, Thomas Hootou, 
Twenty Shillings. — To Abigail Perkins Twenty Shilling 
money. — All the vent of the testator's estate, real and per- 
sonal, to his "beloved wife Rebekca Stanley" and bei heirs, 
she to be his sole executrix. 

Witnesses: — Stephen Bodkin, James Budd, John Morrey. 
John. Budd, Junr. 

No. 50. Richard Few, of Phila. County.— Dated 12th, 
6 mo, 1686.— Proved at Philadelphia, 26 March, 1689 (Pat- 
rick Robinson, Regt. Genl.), on the evidence of Caleb Puss* j 
and Thomas Brassey, the will, altho' written out, having 
neither signature nor witness, the said Few having died, in 
about a year and a half after making it, without affording 
such proof. — On the day of probate, letters of Adm. were 
granted unto the testator's widow Julian Few, and his son 
Isaac Few, in Five Hundred Pounds security. 

The testator leaves to his son Isaac Few all purchased 
land, amounting to Two Hundred and Twenty Acres, also 
Philadelphia City lot, with all " housing " thereon &c. for 
ever. — Life interest, amounting to about half value of estate 

Witts proved at PhUadelpJiia, 1G32-1G92. 76 

to testator's wife Julian, who is to live with said Isaac if 
: ble to both ; if not, Isaac to build her a separate house, 
at his cost. — After wife's death, testator's children and grand- 
children to have an interest in theestate. If widow marry, 
she must move off sd. place— with a gift, from Isaac, of Ten 
Pounds— Isaac then taking the whole estate to himself ex- 
cepting certain small legacies which he must, under some 
circumstances, pay. — Testator's sons Walter and Daniel Few, 
and daughter Joan Few (evidently the three were not in 
Pen n a. at the time) given a legacy provisionally. — Testator's 
granddaughter Susanna Few provided for. One pound, to 
" friends " of Chester Monthly Meeting, for the use of " poor 
friends." — His wife and aoa Isaac executors. — His friends 
Thomas Brassey and Caleb Pussey to be his trustees to 
see his will execute'. 

No. GO. Thomas Hooton, Senr., of Philadelphia Town and 
County, Pa., " Cordwayner," being sick of body. — Dated 7th, 
11 mo., January. 1088. Proved at Phil::.,, 1, •'> inc., May, 
1G89, by John Otter and John Greenwod (Patrick Robinson, 
Rcgr. Getil.). Letts, Adm. granted, same cay, to Elizabeth 
Hooton and Thomas Hooton, executors, in Fifteen Hundred 
Pounds security. 

Debts to be paid first. — His estate, consisting of several 
hundred acres of land in West New- Jersey, with houses 
<fc lots in the town of :< Burlingtown," together with the 
like in the town of Philadelphia, Pa. (one house therein 
near Anthony Morris's line), money, and clothes (embrac- 
ing "two hair Camlette Coats"), is portioned out among 
his wife Elizabeth, his nephew Thomas the son of Wm. 
Hooton ; testator's Brother German; testator's son Thomas, 
called the '^ounger," and his wife Successive (sic?); testa- 
tor's grandchild Thomas Hooton, " the youngest; " — all un- 
der certain conditions. — Testator's .son Thomas Hooton to 
conclude agreement with Samuel Carpenter in regard to 
privilege in latter's wharf and sd. son to have full use of 
testator's pump, and to be his residuary legatee. 

Witnesses: — John Otter, John Greem-od (or "wod"?), 
Pat. Robinson. 

76 Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

No. 61. Robert Marsh, of South Hampton, Bucks Co., 
Pa. Dated July 25, 1688. (Signed with his mark.) Proved at 
Philadelphia 17, 3 mo.', May, 168®, by Hugh Mai h ! 
Robinson, Regr. Genl.), and Letts, of A dm. granted to the 
same and testator's widow Sarah, on the day named, irj the 
sum of Throe Hundred Pounds security; said Will also 
being admitted to probate in Bucks County (on "the 18 of 
the 1st month in the fifth year of the .King's reign and the 
nynth of the Proprietors Government, before Joseph Grow- 
don and Nicholas Walne two of the Justices of the Peace" 
for the county Just named) upon the evidence of Henry 
Poynter and Joseph Holden. 

Testator sick of body but sound of mind. One-third of 
his personal (and, also, real?) estate to his wife Sarah for 
her life. After her death, all to be divided (undei certain 
conditions, on< oi vhicb is the building of a house, 'ion thu 
clearing of some land, by said Hugh, for his brother) be- 
tween testator's two sous Hugh and Robert. — To testator's 
daughter Alice, Ten Pounds in money. — Testator evidently 
possessed several hundred acres of laud in Bucks County, 
but exact location not given. 

Witnesses: — Henry Poynter, Joseph holden, Benjamin 

No. 02. Neels Laarson, of Upland, in Chester Co., Pa., 
yeoman (see Probate). (Signed with his mark.) Dated. De- 
cember 20th, 16S6. Proved at Phila. 12, 4 mo, June, 1689, 
by John Hodgkins. {Patrick Robinson, Regr. Genl); and 
Letts, of Adm. granted to " Ann Friend, relict and adminis- 
tratrix" of said Laarson, in Four (?) Hundred Pounds 

Whole estate (goods and lands, viz., " the plantation on 
which I now doe dwell ;" "the Land as I bought of Gustaff 
Anderson;" (?) "the Land about the Court-house;" "the 
Land as I have in Cristina Creek ") to wife — not named in 
will — so long as she remains ids widow, with power to sell 
the same; but not to waste the proceeds, which togetl j 
with all the estate, or what then remains of it, to go to the 
testator's children — not named — at her death. 

Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 77 

Lasse Cock. John Cock and " Wholle (?) dalboe " appointed 
ach isere (o sd. wife during her widowhood. Should widow 
marry, she is to have a "full third part of all Land and 
goods . . . Left, and the rest to dispose amongst the 
children as she thinks *i ;1 ihg." 

[N. E. — From the probate of the i> ill it is e\ ident thai 
widow die 1 Marry, her name at that time being Ann Friend.] 

Witnesses: — John Hodgkins, Charles Springer. 

No. 03. John Medfokd, of New-town. — Dated 12 May, 
1689. (Signed with ins mark.) Proved 1st of 9 mo., 1689. 
(Patrick Robinson, Hcgr. Genl.) 

"Unto Martha [Coburne?] my intended wife, my mare 
and my red eowe, one Brass pott and one lion Guttle." 

My sister Mary [Silence?] 

Codicill3May, L689. Mentions' his brother fa ?.pji Wood. 

Witnesses: — John Wood, Joseph Wood. 

No. 01. Lawrence Anderson (Colunns), of Myamensen, 
now resident in the house of Neill N< elson, ol >■ hakemaxon 
in the Gbunty of Philadelphia. — Dated 17th ol 5th month, 
10S9. Proved 1st of 9th month, 1GS9. (Patrick Robinson, 
Rcgr. Genl.) 

"Unto Mitchell Neilson Senior, & to Andrew Wheeler, 1 
all that my houses, plantation & They to pay out of D lie 
legacy to Grandchild Esro Linn," £28 when she shall come 
to age of 10 years. 

"And if my said cozen shall happen to die before she 
come to that age," then etc. the said £28 to be paid to Bertha 
Linn, widow of my son Swan, deceased. — " 1 give Catherine 
Horshe and Eleanor Matsonn one cowe equally betwix 
them. Unto Martha Garrett one cow." 

Witnesses: — Thomas Fairman,Guner Rambo (his mark). 
Harent Gerris. 

No. 05. William Thomas, of the township of Radnor in 
the Welsh Tract, planter, being sickley in body. (Signed 
with his mark.) Dated Sept. 18, 1689. Proved 14th Nov., 
16S9. (Patrick Robinson, Rcgr. Genl.) 

1 This person held land near Pencoyd, Morion, 1678. 

78 With proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

100 Acres of land "where I now dwell, "to bis wife A 
for her natural life., and after her decease to the use of V 
lirun Thomas, '• the eldest sou of my brother John Tl oi 
if he will come to this country,' 3 Mentions the children • 
his sister, but does not designate them by name. 

Unto his cousin Rees Fetter, £2. 

To Ellis Ellis, £l. 

To Humphrey Ellis, £1. 

To David Lawrence, £1. 

To Morgan, 1 Shilling. 

To Ellis Pugh, £l. 

To Evan Harry and Daniel Harry, 3 shillings. Owen 
Morgan's son io be rel« ised from servitude. 

A bequest unto David Davis, 

'Wife Hole Executor. 

Witnesses: — Philip Evan, John Humphreys. 

No. 66. John Songhurst. Dared 26th 7 month, 1G87. 
Proved 6 November, 108^, by wit in esse? stated, {Pain ■' 
Robinson, Bcgr. Gen.) 

Unto son John Songhurst, £200, and appoints him sol 
Executor, " If it shall please God be shall Dive to come fi om 
Old England to Pennsylvania." Appoints hisfriends/Fhomas 
Budd, John Goodson and Benjamin Chambers to be assi 
tant executors. 

Unto his two daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah, £100 < 

Unto his servants, James Portis and William [Sastin?], 
40s. each. 

" Unto Joseph Tuggwell 20 shillings — unto Thomas Clan-, 
20 shillings." 

Witness : — Benjamin Chambers. 

No. 67. A nne Dions, late of Philadelphia. " widdow, beii 
sick of body." Dated 16th of J 2th mo. called February, 16S0. 
(Signed with her mark.) Proved lOih of 2nd mo. 1690 by 
Joseph Cooper, the executor. (Francis Bat"!."., Deputy Regr 
" Unto my brother William Thomas Is. & noe more.' ; Residue 

Wills proved, at, Philadelphia, 1682-1692 70 

of estate in'la&ds. godcs, chattels & Debts unto Joseph Cooper 
of West. New Jersey. He executor. 

Witnessi s: — Margan tt Cooper (her mark). Mary Denaviss 
(her mark), iViii. Roydon 

No. 68, Joseph Shaw, of Brandy-wine Creekj in ye County 
of Newcastle, Pennsylvania. Dated 14th of March, ■168^. 
Proved 19th 2nd mo. L690 by Jeremiah Collett, the execui »r. 
(Francis R wl ■". , u '«/ I \ r. I 

" I will and bequeath mysoule into the hands of Allmighty 
God ' : Item "unto John Benin fcl a paire of Gloues, — unto 
those four who shall bear mee to my gravee each oi them a 
pair of gloues, — unto William Collet! a pair of gloues, — 
unto my servants John Chambers and Elizabeth Harrold 
each of them a sow of a yeare old & betwixt them one 
cow with a white face." "To my <v)h daughter Mary 
Nichols two-thirds of my estate, & in case slice dye without 
issue the said two-thirds to ray brother Andrew Shaw, — to 
Jeremiah Collett my Executor one-third of all my estate." 

Witnesses: — Isaac Warner, .Samuel Adams, 

No. GO. Joseph Throckmorton, "marmier, being about 
to goe to sea & being uncertaine of my Returne." Dated 
2nd of December, 1689. Proved 16th day of 4th mo. 1690, 
by Patrick Robinson. (Francis Rawle, Deputy Regr) 

" My lands and Real Estate anie where in all tlie worerld 
to the Beire male of Jn° Thrograorton of East Jersey, named 
Joseph Throgmorton & to his Heirs males forever; and for 
my personal estate, goods & chattels bee disposes of as the 
laws of the respective places where it Lyes shall order." 
" Jno. Throgmorton Executor & guardian for the s d Joseph 
Throgmorton, his sonne." 

Witnesses: — Pat: Robinson, Willm Biles, Edward Smout 
(his mark). 

No. 70. Jane John Morgan, alias Jane Roberts, of Haver- 
ford, "being sick and weak oi Bod)' yet of sound & per- 
fect minde & memory praised bee the Lord." Date.! the 

SO WiMs provdd at Philadelphia, 1082- 1692. 

25th day of Lhe 7th d i L688 (not signed) debts to b< 
and funeral expenses discharged. " All ray Estate bi !, re. 
(fc perscnall & all due debts & demands whatsoever" ' n 
my trusty un< ■ ■ loved Friend John Roberts of Mai 
in '.!•;• County of Philadelphia, John Roberts Executui 
Revoking all other wills. (Also in Adm. Book A.) 
Wi '. nesses : — \ v i I i i a o i Howe] 1 , Bla 1 1 eh Sb arpus (1 1 er ma 

No. 71. Nicholas Burden, now Resident in Barbad 
"butt now being bound foarth on a voyage (o sea inl • 
Verginia in the good ketch or vessel] called the Advi ,: ; r 
whereof is master I the .'•■aid Burden," Dated the eighth 
of Jan y 16ff, all Estate "unto my dear 1 )' Belov( 
Elizabeth Burden, formerly called Elizabeth Elton, & ti 
heirs & • signs forever, wch sd Elizabeth 1 now lately mar- 
ryed in Bavbadoes," " my sd wife I ■ be the sole & alii 

Witnesses:— David Garven,Wm. Roberts, Robert Barkley. 

No, 72. Hjenjry Lewis of Maencoch in the township ol 
Haverford on the west side of Sqhookill. — Dated the blih 
6mo. 168S. (Signed with his mark.) Proved 8tb day of tho 
8tb mo. in the second yeare of the Reigne of Wiiliam A 
Mary, King & Q.ueene of England & the tenth yeare of <i i 
Government of William Penn, 1600. Margaret! Lewis, 
Executrix (Francis iUtiole, Deputy Regr.) 

•'' Whereas I have purchased two in ndred & acn 

of Land from Lewis Davis of Landewi Late. of the County oi 
Pembrocke in South Wales situate in aforesaid township oi 
Haverford on the west of Scbookill River" part of three 
thousand acres of land purchased by said Lewis David oi 
William Penn "that during ye widdowliood of my wife Mar- 
garet Lewis it shall be at the sole disposall of my sd wife " 
after to fall to my two sonns, the north-west moity alireadj 
settled & improved to my eldest sonn Henry Lewis & the other 
south-east end moiety unto my youngest sonn Saml Lewiss 
to be divided by equal proporcons befcweene them" a housi 
& two lots on second street in Philadelphia to my wife & 

Witts probed at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 81 

daughter to descend to my two sons. To my daughter 
Blizabeth Lewis thirtj pounds currant money to be paid by 
my two sons when she shall arrive at tiro age of one and 
twenty years. My carpenters tools to my two sons. Si 
of Husbandry Implements to management of my wife dur- 
ing her time, after decease to my two sons. My household 
stuff "between my three children. In ease of wife's death be- 
fore legacies be paid will as trustees — Ellis's Elliss, Humph- 
rey ElTiss, Samuel Rees, John Bevan, Jno. Lewis, Willra. 
Howell, Lewis Daviss, 'J nomas Elliss, Daniel Humphrey, 

Witnesses :-— Lewis David; Griffith Owen, Thomas Ellis. 

No. 73. Thomas Brack (Brassie) of the towne of Chester 
in ye Province of Pennsylvania " being by the visitation of 
(lie Lord Sick of Body ."—Dated 11th day of the 7th mo. 
1690. Prove] 18th day of 9th mo. 1690— by John Symcock, 
Randal] Vernon & John Bristow, Executors. (Francis Ravde, 
Deputy Rcgr.) 

"All my estate to my two Daughters, Rebecca Brassie & 
Mary Brassie." " Rebecca Brassie shall receive, the first 
fourty pounds out of my estate." "Above fourty pounds 
may be accounted into the shares." Executors — Guardians 
of daughter Mary Brace. " Item — I give towards the build- 
ing of a meeting house in Chester for the people of God 
called Quakers to meet in, three pounds." 

Witnesses: — Caleb Fuse}'. Waiter Fausafc. 

No. 74. John Fuller, of the towne & Countie of Phila- 
delphia in the Province of Pennsylvania in the parts of 
America, Mereht. Dated 25th day of the third mo., May 
1G90. Proved fifth day of the tenth mo. 1692, by Robert 
Turner, Executor. (Francis Rawle, Deputy Rcgr.). Sam 11 
Carpenter & Patrick Robinson, assistant executors. 

" To Elizabeth Cuppage, of Lemsone, in the Kingdomc of 
Ireland, my mother the sum of one hundred and thirty 
pounds lawful! money of England, to he paid to her in 
Ireland," " in case the ship Tryall in which I goe for Eng- 

82 Wills proved ol Philadelphia, 1682-1602. 

land shall goewell home, then I doe give, unto my sd mot 
further the sum of twenty potinds money aforesd — to Ri 
Turner younger — the sum of five pounds," and to M in 
Turner, Daughter to the sd Rob* Tumor S the sura o\ five 
pounds—to my friend George Keith of Philadelphia, the 
sum of twenty Pounds — to Benj" deton of Salem in West 
New Jersey— -the sum of five Pounds — to my friend Sam" 
Carpenter — the sum of five Pounds—to John MacCombe 
— {he sum of thirty .founds — to my friend Patrick Robin- 
son of Philadelphia — the sum of five Pounds," to the 
Poore of the People called Quakers in the towne of Phila- 
delphia the sum of'Tenn Pounds." Residue of Estate, real! 
& Person, Lands, Letts, goods & chattells " to Robert Tumi r 
Elder of Philadelphia, Mrcht." 

Witnesses: — Andrew Robeson, John Vest, Samuell 

No. 75. Thomas Smith, of the Countie of Philadelphia, in 
the Province of Pensilvania, "being sick of body/' Dated 
13th day, 11th mo. 1600. Proved 20th day of 2 mo. 1692, 
by Prieilla Smith, Executrix. (Francis Rawle, Deputy Regr.) 

All rents & profits of all real estate to wife Prissila until 
eldest son attain the age of 21 years, and then to receive. 
one-third of part thereof. To Thomas Smith, Eldest Son, 
half part of all said lands. To daughters Mary and Ann 
other half part. "Butt in case my sd wife have a fourth 
child by me, then my Eldest Sonn to have but one-third 
part of sd lands." Residue of Estate to be divided equally 
between three remaining children. Lands to be divided 
when s rt children attain the age of 21 years or at the day of 
their marriage. In case of death of any of sd children 
before the age of 21 years, respective proportion to be 
divided equally among survivors. 

Prcssila Smith, Sole Executrix. 

Sam 11 Jenings, Sam" Carpenter & Daniell Pegg appointed 
overseers and assistants to his wife. 

Witnesses:— Griffith Owen. John White, Pat Robertson. 

Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 83 

No. 76. William Norway of the county of Philadelphia, 
Labouring man, " being sick of Body." Dated the 5th day of 
March 1691 (signed with ins mark). Proved 22nd of third 
mo. 1692, by Peter Rambo, the Executor. (Francis 1-lawle, 
Deputy Bojr.) 

"Item. I give uuto Peter Rambo three mares and colts 
which I have now running in the woods." He executor. 

Witnesses: — Peter Bor, Edward Lane. 

No. 77. Richard Morriss, "being about to depart the 
Province of Pensilvania to England, & being uncertaine of 
myreturne." Dated 20th August 1600. Proved 21st day 
of 1st mo. 1692 by Grizell Morriss, executrix. (Francis 
Rawle, Deputy Reg.; Samuel Jennings, Fen. Genl.) 

Estate personal] & reall unto Ids . i ell Morris, for 

life, after her death one half of sd Estate to Andrew Gris- 
combe of Philadelphia, Carpenter, and the other half to 
Tobias Griscom his son. Grizell Morriss, wife sole ex- 
ecutrix, during her life, then Jo3m Goodsou and Philip 
Richards to act. 

Witnesses: — John Densey, Patrick Robinson. 

No. 78. Walter Eorrest of Bybery in Pensilvania. 
Dated the ISth day of the first mo. 169 1 . Proved 5th day 
of 2nd mo, 1692, by Will m Alberson, Executor. {Francis 
Rawle, Deputy Rcgr.) 

Unto wife Anna Forrest the one half of two mills with 
lands adjoining, " that is to say the mill that is mine in 
Salem in West New Jersey with half the Lands of mine be- 
longing to me there ; and the others in Bybury in Pensil- 
vania with half the lands belonging to me there." 

The remaining half of said two mills and lands "to William 
Alberson the younguer, Abraham Alberson and Rebecca 
Alberson, in equal proportion. 

"Unto John Dennis and Samuel Dennis, sonns of Thomas 
Dennis, Shoemaker in Philadelphia in Pensilvania a thou- 
sand acres of land lying and being in the Province of West 
New Jersey in Salem by Unknowne Creek. Purchased 

84 Wills proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

by my Brothers John and Francis" "Unto Rebecca Dennis 
five pounds & to Mary Dennis jive pounds .and to Hanna 
Dennis I give live pounds, Daughters of (lie aforesd Denniss— ■ 
al tht; i iid oi seven years from the date hereof" Rest of goods 
& chattels unto William Albcrson, Sen r , of West New Jersey 
by Newton Creek. Hi', executor. 

Witnesses: — John Gilbert, Lasy Boore (his mark), 
Ellisabefch Chappell (her mark). 

No 79. Thomas Wynne, of Philadelphia,, practitiom 
Physic &c. " being rick & weake in Body." — Dated fifteenth 
day of first mo. 1691. Proved 20th day of 2nd mo, 1692, b\ 
Elizabeth Wynne, Executrix. (Francis Rawle, D ■ 'yllegr.) 

Unto wife Elizabeth Wynne, plantation with appurte- 
nances, near the towne of Lewis in the >m ty oi ussex, for 
life, after her death to Son Jonathan Wynne. Unto son 
Jonathan plantation &c. in Cedar ( -■■ ek in County of Sussex 
containing about 200 acres of land. Unto childrc a in Ai i< i 
ica; Jonathan, Mary, Rebecca, Sidney and Hannah, h 
.part of personal Estate "my ne: ro l> ing by mee En 
and Included as such," to be divided araoi g them within 2 
years after his death. Unto Daughter Tibatha in England 
the sum of 50s. Unto wife Elizabeth the other half of :^r- 
sonal Estate. She Executrix. Bond to Sam 11 Butta 11, Brother 
in Law for 50£,25jG of which remains unpaid, the plant;; lion 
near Lewis to be charged with the same. Thomas Lloyd 
Dept. Gov. of Province and Griffith Owen to be overseers & 
assistants to wife. 

Witnesses: — Arthur Cooke, Phineas Pemberton, Richard 
Thomas, Theor. Roberts, Mary Holme. 

Ldter?. having ban granted C. T. A. 

Robert Gfbeenway. The 9th of 2d month, 1685. 

"Know, whom this may concern that I Robert Greenway' 
hath ordered my dear Friend Morgan DrUett after my de- 
cease for to look after and secure all my estate that I have 
in this country of America for the use of Thomas Maly in 
England, Apothecary, liver and dweller near London." 

Robt. Grenaway. 
Who dyed the 14th da}' of the 2d month, 1685. 

Witnesses: — Win. Brown, Horner Brown. 

Not being in due legal form, the will was filed and Letters 
of Administration granted 0. 7. A. to Morgan Druett, of 
New Castle, Husbandman, 8th of 1st month, 1086. 

George Collet, Nuncupative Will spoken "about the 
middle of Tenth month, 1080," before Nicholas Smith who 
signs with his mark. Attested and Administration granted 
C. T. A., 13th of Smo., 1087. 

Leaves his property to his cousin Nathaniel Pennoek 
(having been killed by the fall of a tree). 

Attested by John Goodsonn, Barnabas Willcox, Joshua 

The above Nathaniel Pennoek being under age, his father, 
Christopher Pennoek, was appointed guardian and Adminis- 
tration granted to the latter. 

Elizabeth Newman, dated 18th of 8th month, 1688. Ad- 
ministration granted C. T.A. 1690. 

" To Sister Hanna Adams £10, and some household stuff, 
during life, and then to Sara, daughter of William and 
Susanna Fletcher. 

1 This was the master of the ship " Welcome." Captain Greenway had a 
grant of land in Pennsylvania, from William Perm, the original deed being 
in possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

, (35) 

80 Wills -proved at Philadelphia, 1632-1092. 

To brother Robert Adams, £10. 
To cousin Hanna Fletcher, £10. 
To Sarah Fletcher, daughter of ; cousin Hanna .£10, an 
William Fletcher, son of cousin Susanna, £10, and to H.i 


A bequest to the monthly meeting of Oxford Township 
(Signed with her mark.) 

Witnesses :— John Fletcher, Will. Preston. 

There is the note of an agreement by Robert Adams (who 
signs with his mark) to pay all legacies ef this will, dated 
21st of 8th month, IOCS. 

Cornelius Bom, 1 Baker, late dwelling in Rotterdam, 
dated L675 - 20th April, new style. Original and translation 
recorded, 12th of 1st month 1 089. Translation by John De 
la A 7 ab. Administration granted O. T. A. t -> his wife Agi 
Bom. "Upon the twentieth of Aprill new stile, 1675, ap- 
peared before mee Jacob Van Oberfelt, Notary Publick ap- 
pointed by the States General of Holland, dwelling in 
Rotterdam, and also before the witnesses after mentioned. 
Cornelius Bom, Baker, and Agnes Makeman [sic ?] his wife, 
residing in the same city." Then follows the statement that 
they made a will jointly, after the custom of that country. 
There is provision for the daughter of said Agnes, viz.: 
Wansley Van Sandy, begotten by her first husband, Harman 
Van Sandy, etc. The witnesses are Peter Degnesi, Peter 

John Ashmead, of County of Philadelphia, dated 16th of 
9th month, 1688. 

Wife Mary, living — Son John £20 — to be paid five years 
after his mother doth marry. 

Daughter Mary £10 to be paid in 10 years. 

Youngest son Nicholas £20, to be paid 15 years after his 
mother doth many. 

Tobias Leech and Edward Bolton to be trusters and 

'This will is interesting on account of the persons mentioned. It is ex- 
ceedingly diiljcult to decipher. I have found no other wills dated so early. 

Wills -proved at Philadelphia, 1682-1692, S7 

Guardians E^etters of Administration granted C. T. A. to 
Tobias Leech, 30th of 9th mo. 1689. 

Witnesses : — Edward Bolton, Toby Leech, Mary Brochvell. 

Wai/teb Bridgman, of Nashamihy in Co, of Bucks. 
Dated of Knh month 1 OSS— 1088. 

Unto John Ponnquite one of niy guns. 

Unto Hannah Malley 10s. 

The rest of his estate to hi? only daughter Mary Bridg- 
man, and appoints as Executor, Nicholas Wain. James 
Radcliffe, James Dilworth, Jonathan Scarfe at( fcru be 

Daughter under age. 

Estate to descend to Thomas Constable, his brother-in-law, 
excepting a legacy to his brother William Bridgman, and 
brother Stephen Bridgman, and a sum to remain for use of 
Fords ' ' iny. 

Witnesses: — Jean, Walln (mark), Hanna Malley, Join' 

Letters 0. T. A. granted to Nicholas Walt: and Jaiues Dil- 
worth, 10th of 10th mo. 1688. 

William Peasly, " being sick of Boddy." — Dated 3 1st of 
3d mo., 1090. 

To his mother Mary Middellton, all my Land & House 
in the Tribe of Hambleton in the Island of Barmudos- - also 
to her 226 bushels of salt sold to Samuel Carpenter for 3s. 
per bushel 2 rings and best and biggest of my horned cattle. 

Unto sister, Sarah Peasly, Term acres of Land to betaken 
out of my plantation of Hambleton Tribe after my mother's 

Unto brother John Peasly all the rest of said land after 
mother's decease, with reversion to sister Mary Place, and 
then to William Pleace. 

-J of his sloop called the W m & John Advent, & \ par 
Leathe to Thomas Willard. 

Brother in law Joint Place, \ of 3d part Sloop. 

Unto Lawrence Dill and William Pitt 6f Barbadoes; 20s. 
Brother Executor. 

SS WHls proved al Philadelphia, 1682-1692. 

Witnesses \ — Anthony Morris, Thomas Ming, Stephen 
Bullock, Thomas Willard 3 Joseph Cooper (his mark). 

Richard Bunce, now of Plymouth in the County of Devon, 

being sick of Body. 

Unto Plein. Fords of Oxford, £5 Sterling. 

Unto brother John Bunco, of Goosy in Berkshire, 4th Sep- 
tember, 1689. Proved, 20 6 mo. 1G90. 

Wits.:— Samll Stacey, Wm. West. 

Proved by Samll. Staeey & Ann Markham. 

Letters of Administration C. T. A. granted to Robert Euer 
ARobfc Addams2nd of 2, 1691 

Henry Bartlett. 4th of 7th month, 1690. 

To wife Prudence household goods and that which be- 
longs to me in Piddh stown in the County of Dorset. 

To her £p, "to serve her when she doth lye in and house 
room and fire wood for a whole year, being brick house near 
Philadelphia. Further sums to be paid her in good bricks. 
To unborn child £20. 

To Brother John Bartlett, and my two sisters Mary Si - 
monds and Ellisabeth Painter, to my uncles Edmund Benett 
and Richard Benett 12d. As sole Executor, my loving 
kinsman Edmund Moorys. His loving and trusty friends 
Daniell Page and Will™ Hudson Bricklayers." overseers. 

Witnesses: — Randal 1 Speakman, Richard HeMierdf. 

Edmund Moorys departed out of this Lfe before the date 
of Probate, and Letters of Administration C T. A. were 
granted to Prudence Bartlett, widow of deceased. — 109 h 

Edmund Moors of the County of Bucks in the Province 
of Pennsilvania, being sick of body. Dated 10th of 10th 
month, 1090. 

Unto William Rowles 100 acres of land which he had 
bought for him, with the bond which I had on him, and all 
he owes him. Unto Mark Bettridge one young mare. Bal- 
ance of Estate, to Henry Bartlett of Philadelphia, and he 

Wills proved at Phila 1682-3 89 

Friend William Rowles to order my funeral in absence of 

. ■■■. Bartlett. (Signed mark.) 

v. itne: ses:- -Yeamas Cxilli'gham . ; B tti Ige, Richard 

. U< nry Poynter. 
Henry Bartlett having died before probate of will, Letters 
of Administration 0. T. A granted to Prudence Bartlett.— 

Jane John Morgan, alias Jan ■■'. ■■■[-. ■; [1 aver ford, 
•■ being sick of body." Dated 25th of 7th mo. 1G8S. 

All estate to "my beloved friend John Roberts of Vlerion," 
and makes him sole : lxe< ator. 

Witnesses: — William Howell, Blanche Sharpus (her 

The will being unsigm I, ; hn Roberts was made Ad- 
ii '■ ; :!'; itc \. an I letters ■ nl ' to him ' ; "- ; 3d m L691. 
■ .■ also page 7y.) 

Wooley Swanson, late of County of Philadelphia. 11th 
of 3d month, 1002. 

Executors— Swan Swanson, Noils Johnso ■ & Jno. Stilley 
(who refused to administer). 

Administration granted to widow Swanson. 18th ofGth 
mo., 1G92. 

Jons Crapp. 1692, the 23d 11 month. "The will and 
restimony of John Crapp, I bequeath to my wife and my 
youngue sonne William Crap my house and my Lott and 
my goods and all that I have in this wourld as witness the 
mark of John Crapp, 

whereof I Leave to my sonne John Crapp five shillings." 

W itnesses: — Daniell Jones, Daniell Coxe, Sam 11. Meales, 
Mary Jones, Hannah Cettell, 

Widow Elizabeth made Executrix, and Letters granted 
C T.A.5th of 10th mo, 169J. 



President : 

Viee-PresidMs .- 

Recording K ■ retary ; 

retary : 

Treasurer : 


Term to enopirt 3 897. 

Edward Shippen, M.D., U.S.N. J. Granvilt.e Le 

Richard M. Cadwalader. Edward S. Ha ?res 

Francis E. Lee. 

Term lo expire in 1898. 

Francis Olcott Allen. Stevenson Hockley Walsh. 

Jno. Houston Merrill. Thomas Aleen Glenn. 

William Fishes Lewis. 

Term to expire in 3S99. 

L. Taylor Dickson. Gilbert Cope. 

Philip S. P. Conner. Francis Rawle. 

Edward Clinton Lee. 



Richard Ashhubst. 
EIirirAKD L. Austin. 
I. Ji. Altemos. 

I' i tEKT H, ALISON, M.D. 

Kdmtjxd Allen. 


iio.s. William II. Ahmsthong. 
William Spurn Baker. 
Joseph T. Bailey. 
.1 ••in' a L. Baily. 
James S. de Bektneville. 
Henry (). Biddle. 

, . Bradford, M.D. 
William F. Biddle. 
Robert C. If. Block. 
] dward s. buckley. 
Morgan Bunting. 
Charles E. Bushnell. 
W. 11. Barnes. 
Daniel G. Brinton, M.D. 
Edmund II. Bell. 
John Seymour Bioren. 
Ueorge D. Bright. 
(ittmoE Horace Burgin, M.D. 
C'uahles E. Cadwalader, M.D. 
plc'iiard m. cadwalader. 
Richard Campion. 
Jons- Cassels. 
Allen Chills. 
1'. S. P. Conner. 
Henry T. Coates. 
George M. Conarroe. 
C. Howard Colket. 
Gilbert Cope. 
Isaac Craig. 
John P. Croasdale. 
Roland G. Curtw, m.D. 
Samuel Castner, Jr. 
Clarence H. Clark. 
E- W. Clark. 

Charles G Cressow. 

William A. Cooper, 

Carnegie Library. 

Mrss Anne II. Cresson. 

L. Taylor Dickson. 

Joseph 1. Do;; a-. 

Henhy A. Du Pont 

Eugene Delano. 

Charlls Winslcw Dulles, M.D. 

Joseph i>. Dari lngton. 

William Newbold Ely. J. EssiG, D.D.S. 

James Emlk .. 

Frank Brooke Eva ns. 

William Ji. Egle, M.D. 

John Eyerman. 

William L. Elkins. 

Samuel L. Fox. 

J. Roberts Foi lee. 

Theodore Froti i ] i ro ham. 

Charles Fry. 

Stanley Griswold Flabg, Jr. 

Joseph M. Gazzam. 

Thomas Allen Glenn. 

Annesley R. Govett. 


Foster C Griffith. 
Harrold E. Gillingham. 
John Marshall Gest. 
John M. Hale. 
Edward H. IIance. 
Henry J. Hand. 
J. Campbell Harris. 
Norris W. Harkness. 
Louis B. Henry. 
Charles R. Hiloesurn. 
Wm. Maci-herson Hobnob. 
Oliver Hough. 
Charles IT. Hutchinson. 
Craig Heberton. 


List of Members. 

Mas. Rebecca M. Hemphill. 
Rev. Ii. Randall Hoes, U.S.N. 
R. 11. Hepburn. 
William H. Jenks. 
John S. Jenks. 
Charles F. Jenkins. 
Jl. Winder Johnson. 
Wu liam Foster Jones. 

1 1 A W BENCE Joil NSON. 

William M. Kerr. 

Charles R. King, M.D. 

Calvin B. Knerr, M.D. 

J Granville Leach. 

Frank. Willing Leach. 

Edward Clinton Lee. 

William Fisher Lewis. 

A. Nelson Lewis. 

G. Albert Lewis. 

Ho '■ Wi] liAm i ! i 

John Lucas. 

Samuel W. Levis. 

Lttcj as S. Landreth. 

Oliver Landreth, 

Howard W. Lewis. 

JobnT. Lewis, Jr. 

Francis B. Lee. 

Frank D. La Lanne. 

Thomas MacKellar. 

Horace Magee. 

Jno. Houston Merrill. 

James R. Magee. 

Hon. James T. Mitchell. 

Israel W. Morris. 

Edmund H. McCullough. 

Thomas Moore. 

Malcolm Macdonald. 

Thomas II. Montgomery. 

James Watts Mercur. 

Samuel Marsh axl. 

J. Hartley Merrick. 

J. Willis Martin. 

William Nelson. 

Leicester Hubbard Nelson. 

Clement B. Newbold. 

John A. M, Passmore, 

Hon. Samuel W. Pennypackee. 

Henry PembBrton. 
Charles P. Perot. 
George Philler. 
Hon. William Potter. 
Edward A. Price. 
Joseph S. Perot. 
Francis L. Potts. 


John Perot. 

Eli Kirk Price. 

J. Sergeant Price. 

Charles P. Perkins. 

Henri Pemberton, Jr. 

Wilj iam Brooke Rawle, 

Henry M. M. Richards. 

Benjamin W.Richa &ds. 

Rev. Lucten Robihson. 

Rev. Henry J. Rowland. 

Walter E. Rex. 

I ■ '■ V\ 1 • ". M.L>. 

Frank M. Riter. 

George B. Roberts. 

Percival Roberts. 

Wilbur F. Rose. 

A. Sydney Roberts, M.D. 

I. Layton Register. 

Francis Rawle. 
Edward Shut en, M.D., U.S. 
Edward S. SAyres. 
Thomas H. Streets, U.S.N. 
Charles Morton Smith, 
Samuel R. Shipley. 
Samuel J. Sharplejs. 
Robert P. Snowden. 
Edwin Jaquett Sellers. 
John Sailer. 
William H. Scott. 
Horace Wells Sellers. 
Samuel L. Shober. 
H. Cavalier Smith. 
Julius F. Sachse. 
Benjamin H. Smith. 
Alfred P. Smith-. 
Howard Spencer. 
John Struthers. 
Daniel Sutter. 
William C. Stevenson. 

List of Members. 


R, Bundle Smith. 

Robert Smith. 

John Thompson Spencer. 


flrix. John Scott. 
Robert W. Smith 
Charles Schaffer. 
Coleman Sellers. 
Joseph F. Sinnott. 
A. Lewis Smith. 
Benjamin E. Smith. 
Walter B. Stephenson. 
George M. Steinman. 
William G. Thou is. 
Joseph Thompson-. 
Hebeb S. Thompson. 
John W. TjQwnsend. 
George F. Tyler. 
Edward B, Tyson. 
C pt. .. ,... : : ;. Tisdall. D.S.1 . 

CiiARLE^tAcrE Tower, Jb. 
Henry T. Townsend. 
C. W. Trotter. 
J. E. Ti'llinohcst. 
John C. Ukle. 
Charlf-v E. V.vx Pelt, M.D. 
J. H. Wheeli r 
Hugh L. Whm b. 
Charles Williams. 
George Wood. 

Stevenson Hockley Wa*sh. 
E. BoRciEss Warren. 
Francis R. Wharton- 
Joseph 1 ! . V',' \ ] tj w ftlG ST. 

Howard Wood. 
Chas. Benjamin Wilkinson. 
Ogden D. Wilkinson. 
William Beaumont Whitney. 
T. Rokey- Willi uvison. 


Life Members: 

effingham b. morris. 

franklin platt. 

samuel l. parrirh. 

charles roberts, 
alfred smith. 

Honorary Members: 
charles j. stille, ll.d. 



Samuel K. Ashjton, M.D. died 1895 

Edward C. Biddle " 1893 

Thomas M. Cleemann.... " 1893 

Georoe M. Coates " 1894 

William T. Carter " 1893 

Samuel Claricson " 1S94 

Joseph N. Du Barry " 1892 

Hon. Edwin H. Fitlek .. " 1896 

Augustus R. Hall " 1893 

Samuel S. Hollinos- 

wortit " 1894 

Joshua Ladd Howell... " 1893 

A. D. Hepburn " 1894 

Horatio Gates Jones... " 1893 

Georoe de B. Keim " 1S93 


Kev. John P. Ltjni y died 1892 

James J. Levick, M.D.... " 189;! 

George F. Lee " 1894 

James Mifflin " 1895 

William F. Miskey " 1891 

Isaac C. Martindale. ... " 1893 

William John Potts " 1895 

Joseph D. Potts " 1893 

William M. Bunk " 1892 

Hon. Henry Heed " 1896 

Samuel L Smedley " 1S94 

Edward T. Steei c< 1^92 

A. E. Thomas, M.D '• 1895 

Edward S. Whelen " 1894 

Grant Weidman ;< 1895 


In presenting the third annual report of the Society to 
the members, the Directors feel justified in stating that 
slowly out surely they are acquiring valuable manuscripts 
in the shape of copies of Church records, consisting f 
births, marriages and deaths, and in some cases valuable 
original documents, which if lost could never have been 
replace.!, inscriptions from tombstones rapidly crumbling to 
decay, copies of wills and family records. Some of thesi 
have been secured by purchase and :-•■'■ pi . '■■ , 
and the Society has now a nucleus of genealogical mattei 
which Lids fair to grow rapidly and be, in a few j sat \ of 
inestimable value to historical and genealogical stud mi 
Besides this there has been printed and distributed to evi . ; r 
member and various kindred societies copies of our '■'' ' 
publication, the character of which, it is trusted; v*.u- satis- 
factory, and if deemed so by the members, an attempt will 
be made in the near future to issue another number of the 
same kind. 

The Directors report that under their supervision, during 
the past year, the following records have been copied : 

Southampton Baptist Church, Bucks Count}'', 1080-1812, 
490 pages. All completed, and are now being indexed. 

St. David's Episcopal Church, Radnor, 1717-1810, all 
copied and now being indexed. The records of this church 
are very imperfect and we are greatly indebted to the Rev. 
Mr. Kellar of this parish for a search lie is now instituting 
in our behalf for the missing books. 

First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, 1698-1791, 
copied and being indexed, includes baptisms, marriages and 
burials. Some portion of these records had previously be a 
copied, particularly the marriages, which were printed in 


The Third Annual Report. 95 

Pennsylvania Archives, but there had been many omissions 
and it was found necessary to go over and have copied the 
whole record. In this connection attention is called to 
the copies of the old tombstones in the burial ground oi this 
church, with reproductions of some of them as contained in 
the bite publication of the Society/ 

Wills of Philadelphia ; abstracts of these have been com- 
pleted to 1800 and indexed, and are being bound. 

The Society lias acquired by purchase a large number of 
original court documents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
viz., 120 Original Marriage Bonds, 1747 to the Revolution 
(containing signatures of parents or relatives of contracting 
parlies), and also, about GOO original writs of said coumVy, 
same date, giving the names, occupations and residences of 
perhaps over 1,000 early inhabitants of Lancaster County. 
The ■ papers are being arranged and indexed, and are con- 
sidcred invaluable; if lost they could not be replaced, as no 
copies have been made of them. 

The following presentations have been received: 

1. The records of St. Michael's Parish, Talbot Comity, 
Maryland, by Col. J. Granville Leach. 

2. Hanover German Reformed Church Record-, by Mr. 
John W. Jordan. 

3. Unrecorded Wills at Trenton, N. J., fifty in number, 
relating to Counties of Salem, Cape May, and Gloucester, 
New Jersey, by Mr. Francis B. Lee. 

4. Earl}- MS. records of the Supreme Court of Pennsyl- 
vania before 1S00, not yet arranged, but very valuable; 
obtained through Col. J. Granville Leach. 

5. Records of Marriages of Great Valley Baptist Church, 
Chester Count}', Pennsylvania, 1792-1818, fifty-two en- 
tries, — no records of births or deaths of this church known 
to be extant — by Mr. Thomas Allen Glenn. 

G. Records of Marriages of Lower Merion Baptist Church, 
Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1805-1838, 
370 entries — no records of births or deaths of this church 
known to be extant — by Mr. Thomas Allen Glenn. 

7. Inscriptions on Tombstones in St. Paul's Lutheran 

96 The Third Annual Report. 

Church, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, by Mr. Thomas Alien 


8. Inscriptions on Tombstones in ancient graveyard a' 
Strafford Station, Pc; yl " Railroad, b) Mr. 'Thoi» 
Alien Glenn. 

9 Inscriptions on Seventh Day Baptist Tombstones, New- 
ton Square, Radnor, Delaware County, by Mr. Th< 
Allen Glenn. 

10. Inscriptions on Tombstones in St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church yard. Third Street below Walnut, Philadelphia, by 
Mr. Stevenson Hockley Walsh. 

11. The Minnies of Abington Monthly Meeting, 1682 
1740. Copy made by Gilbert Cope in 1893; presented by 
Mr. Joseph E. Gillingham. 

12. Index of all names mentioned in Learning and Spi 
Grants and Concessions, Edition of 1758 ; presented bj Mr. 
Ftj ncis B. Lee. 

13. The Warrens of Williamsburg, Moss., presented by 
Mr. Henry M Warren, 532 Walnut Street, Philadelphia 

14. Book of Accounts, Philadelphia Almshouse, 1767-1768, 
giving receipts and expenditures, by Mr. Thomas Allen 

15. Memoranda relating to the ancestry of the family of 
Levi Parsons Morton, by Col. J. Granville Leach. 

16. Gazzam and DeBeeler families, by A. DeB. Mackenzie. 

17. Kirk Family and Craighead Family, by Mr. Charles 
F. Jenkins. 

18. Ancient inscriptions in Cemeteries of the Moravian 
Churches in Philadelphia and Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with 
some Genealogical records of the congregations at Lebanon, 
Pa., and New York City, by Mr. John W. Jordan. 

19. Inscriptions in Church yard of the Church of the' 
Epiphany, Philadelphia, by Mr. Stevenson Hockley Walsh. 

20. The German Church in Alexandria Township, Hun- 
terdon County, New Jersey, commencing 1 763 ; by Mr. John 
W. Jordan. 

21. Record of the Lincoln and Boone families. 

Since the last annual report there have been elected seven- 
teen new members, and there have been nine resignations. 

The Third Annual Report. 97 

Owing to the illness of the Treasurer he is unable, at 
this lime, to present the usual written annual report, 

The Directors again bring to the attention of the mem- 
bers the desirability of adding to our membership. 

The matter which can be collected by this society is almost 
unlimited and most invaluable for preservation; in a few 
years it is possible that it will be more difficult to secure, 
as every day adds to the danger of its loss. 

The Board is greatly indebted as heretofore to the kindly 
courtesies of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and 
their Librarians who aid them in every manner tending 
to add to the prosperity of this society. 

Your Board have to report the death, during the year, of 
the following members : 

Samuel K. Ashton, M.D., William F. Miskey, 

George M. Coates, Samuel L. Smedley, 

Samuel Clarkson, Andrew D. Hepburn, 

Samuel S. Hollingsworth. George F. Lick. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Edward" Shippen, M.D., U.S.N., 
Edward S. Sayres, President. 

Recording Secretary. 


President of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, at the l^<j!ii;'ii Annual 
Meeting of llie Society, March 3, 189G. 

Gentlemen: — We, or many of us, at least, remember when 
anyone who showed an intelligent interest in genealogy- 
either his own or some one else's— -was considered by indul- 
gent friends to have a- fad, harmless, perhaps, but quite 
ludicrous to persons who, at the same time, were very likely 
deeply interested in the pedigrees of race horses 

As the interest in genealogy gr< w — mostl) within the last 
thirty years — it at first, very naturally, assume I a re lri< ted 
r. • j • j ! t ''..'. I i ic rch in one's, own family ■ sords. 

Smith books, Jones books and Robinson books — which had 
been rather rare before, began to appear by the dozen, and 
then by the score, man)- of them monuments of industry 
and of typographj', and even of binding. One thing isesp< • 
cially to be remarked about most of them, and that is the 
endeavor after truth. There is, in them, as a rule, very 
little cooking, and what was finally printed was the result of 
patient and often toilsome search. 

This awakened interest in genealogy; even in Die 
restricted sense (that of the family), was a good thing. An- 
cestry is the foundation of society, and a proper pride of 
family is a great incentive to clean living and good citizen- 

A broader idea than that, however, was the cause of the 
founding of our Society. We wish to interest and serve not 
only searchers after particular pedigrees — by far the greatest 
in number — but we are also working for those who have, in 
the first place, the history of our Commonwealth at heart. 

Secondly, we wish to serve those who have questions of 
inheritance to settle, and, to accomplish both of these objects, 
we are endeavoring to put in an accessible form, and to pre- 
serve from accidental or wilful destruction, record:, which 


Address of Edward Shippm, M.D., U.S.N. 99 

can never be replaced if lost, and which, once in safely, 
must grow in value as time goes on. 

Our efforts are not patent to the world. Our work is 
quietly, and as we think, modestly conducted; but we do ven- 
ture to hope that, at some future, day, people who may have 
occasion to use the material which we are storing up, and 
placing within their easy reach, may rise up and call us 

I say in all humility, for it is not always well to blow 
one's own trumpet, but in this case it is the truth, that it is 
remarkable how much this young society has accomplished 
since its formation, a little more than four years ago. 

You have heard, or will hear — some of you have seen for 
yourselves- -of the volumes of copies and abstracts, embracing 
our own and adjoining counties, whicl have be n placed 
upon our shelves, free to all who properly present them- 
selves, and easy of access to the inquirer. 

Where, before, it often required expert knowledge, and 
almost always time and patience, the unskilled inquirer can 
now often determine a point in a few minutes. 

If this has been done when working with less than a 
thousand dollars a year, I ask what might be accomplished 
with two or three times that amount, backed by the intelli- 
gent efforts of our own corps of zealous workers, several of 
whom are experts in this line? 

We need missionaries, gentlemen, in this matter to labor 
among the membership of the Historical Society, and to 
enlist in the support of our endeavors those who are willing 
to assist us with the subscriptions necessary to enlarge the 
scope of our labors. 

All we need is more means. We are well set in the work, 
and believe that we understand what is to be done much 
better than we did during our first tentative efforts. 

Persons who are now or who may become, interested in 
our work, are asked to examine its character and scope. It 
is, for the most part, simply ivork — what Mr. Lincoln, in bis 
sublime simplicity, called " pegging away " — and we have 
what he always had — a definite object. 


The Directors of the Society have great pleasure in report- 
ing to I ho members that the fourth year of the Society's exisi - 
encehas proven that the work undertaken is a good one and 
that their collections are becoming more valuable day b\ day, 
and are in constant use not only by members of the Society, 
but also by those who are not members. We kindly call to 
the attention of the- latter that this Society is self-sustaining 
so long as there arc sufficient dues collected from the mem- 
b I [>lish the w .'• mapped out by the Board, 

which covers a vast field; and that none of the officers 
receive any compensation, and that their work is simply and 
solely a laborof love in the interest of the preservation of valu- 
able Church registers, private collections (generally inaca ssi- 
ble), and the copying of public records which may becom< lost 
or destroyed ; as the average person who is the custodian 
such valuable public archives is generally more interested, 
perhaps very naturally so, in the receipt of his salary than 
in preserving the ancient manuscripts confided to his 
care. This is due not so much to the man himself as 
to the general public, as a rule, caring little for such mat- 
ters until a late period. There are, however, some notable 
exceptions to this rule, and we believe that the very advent 
of such societies as ours into the field of collecting valuable 
data, has in many cases engendered a friendly rivalry 
between these custodians of records as to the care and atten- 
tion bestowed upon them, which will be of great benefit to 
historical and genealogical researches in the years to come. 

The Society during the year and since our last report 
has made the following additions to its collections : 

1. Records of the vestry of St. Peters Episcopal Church 
in the Great Valley, Chester County, Pennsylvania. 


The Fourth Annual Report. 101 

2. Firsl Presbyterian Church records of Philadelphia have 
been indexed and bound and arc now in use. 

3. The Lancaster Coin,', original court documents and 
marriage license bonds, mentioned in our last report, are 
now indexed, bound and in use; four volumes. 

•I. We have spoken in our previous report, of the St. 
Michael's Evangelical Church of Germantown ; the indexing 
of tins Church lias been completed, and the records, in two 
volumes, 1751 to .1811, making twelve hundred and forty- 
four pages with an index of three hundred and thirty-two 
pages, einbracing over fifteen thousand names. 

5. The Abstracts of Philadelphia Wills, 1682 to 1 SOO.which 
bad been partially completed at our last report, are now all 
bound and in use, and these manuscripts are found to bo 
invaluable, and constantly referred to. 

C. "We are now having an abstract mudc of the Wills of 
Lancaster County. 

7. The records arc now being copied of the " Old Trappe 
Church," Augustus Lutheran Church at Trappe, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania. They begin 1732. 

8. The original records of the Brandywine Baptist Church 
in Chester County, Pennsylvania, are in our possession, and 
a copy will be made of them. 

9. The records of St. James' Episcopal Church, of Lan- 
caster, Pennsylvania, have been copied and bound, em- 
bracing about twelve thousand names. 

10. The records of the Third Presbyterian Church, in 
Pine Street, Philadelphia, are being bound. 

The Board acknowledges with thanks: (1) A printed 
copy of the Poivell Pedigree (chart form), presented by 
Washington Bleddyn Powell, Esq. (2) One Tliousand Years 
of Hubbard History, compiled by Edward Warren Day, 
presented by Charles F. Jenkins, Esq.; (3) John W. Jordan, 
Esq., has loaned us a manuscript of the records of two Dutch 
Churches in the Minesinck Valley, New Jersey. We are 
having them copied and indexed; (■!) the second volume of 
Abington Monthly meeting, presented by Joseph E. Gil ling- 
ham, Esq. ; (5) four pamphlets of French and Swiss Protest- 
ants, presented by L. Taylor Dickson, Esq. 

102 The Fourth Annual Report. 

The Treasurer's report which is presented as a part of tins 
report shows a balance of $606.04 in the treasury at this 

Th< al: o in the treasury a fund of $480.95 from life 


The second publication of the Society is now in type, bul 
its issue is withheld so as to include the annual report of 
this year and the newly elected officers. It will be issue.! to 
the members as soon as this data can be printed. 

The Board and the Society have suffered a severe loss in 
the death of James Mifflin, Esq., one of the founders; a eo}>y 
of the minute adopted by the Board, and a memoir is made 
a part of this report. 

We have elected during the year thirteen new members 
and there have been eight resignations. 

The thanks of the B< ard are n;r r in clue to Mr. Stone and 
Mr. Jordan, of the Historical Society, for many kindnesses 
and attentions which this Board and Society have received 
at their hands. 

Your Board have to report the death, during the year, of 
the following members: 

William John Potts, Dr. A. R. Thomas, 

Hon. Henry Reed, Grant Weidman, 

James Mifflin. 

All of which is respectfull}" submitted. 

Edward Shippen, M.D., U.S.N. 
Edward S. Sayres, President. 

Recording Secretary. 


At a regular stated monthly meeting of the Genealogical Society of Penn- 
sylvania, held Wednesday, December 18, 1895, the Recording Secretary was 
instructed to enter upon the rei ' bli< following minute : 

The Tj lard of Directors of tl ic '• Jenealogieal Society of Pennsylvania in their 
great sorrow at the death of James Miliiin, which occurred on November 24, 
1895, desire to record their acknowledgment of his services to the Society, he 
having been one of its original members and one of its Directors since its 
foundation, always evincing a deep interest in its work and ready to give i( 
us fin incia! aid. Pers mal y they feel the loss of an appreciative fellow- 
worker, a courteous companion and an amiable friend, Thej offer their sym- 
pathy to his patents in their loss of an only child : ; iv.i devoted son, and 
condole with his widow in her grief, and direct that a copy of this minute be 
tL f: .';■ . 

Descended from John Mifflin, of the Provincial Council, 
and a great-great-nephew of Thomas Miffiin, a Major-Gen- 
eral in the Continental Array, Governor of Pennsylvania, 
and President of the Continental Congress, our late fellow- 
member, James Mifflin, bore one of the most distinguished 
surnames in this Commonwealth. One of his paternal 
ancestors was a pioneer of this locality, coming to the .shores 
of the Delaware three years before the arrival of William 
Penn ; and George Mifflin, the great-grandfather- of James, 
served as a Captain in the Revolutionary War. George 
Mifflin married Martha Morris, the daughter of a family 
represented in nearly every public office during Quaker 
ascendancy, and some of James Mifflin's ancestors in other 
lines responded to almost every call to arms in the history 
of the British settlements in America. James Mifflin, the 
only child of William and Ann Poultney (Large) Mifflin, 
who survive him, was born August 2, 1840, at Numbe] 1212 
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, married Lily Sturgis Wight, 
daughter of Edward Wight, formerly of Dedham, Mass., 
but afterwards of New York, and died without issue. Novem- 
ber 24, 1895, at 1824 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. 


104 Jama Mifflin. 

The circumstances of his family not requiring him to 
adopt any profession or engage in .my other busi than 

the care of his parents' property, his life was that of 51 private 
gentleman, a member of many social clubs, going much in 
society, but the loving and unselfish companion of those at 
home, always residing with his parents, and signalizing him- 
self by unparalleled devotion to his father. 

James Mifflin was much interested in jy, and in 

1890, caused to be prepared "Memoranda Relating to the 
Mifflin Family," a volume which lie handsomely printed end 
presented to those interested. Shortly afterward he united 
in founding this Society, of which he was the first T. 
He remained a member of the Board until his death, con- 
stant in attendance, and ever ready with generous financial 
aid. He was also active in ne irly all the patriotic heredi- 
i " organ iant-Governor of the 1 \o ;ietj 

of Colonial Wars in the State oi Pennsylvania, and De] ■ S 
Governor-General of the National Society, member o1 I • 
Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, member of 
the Society of the War of 1812, and one of the originators 
and Vice-Commander of the Pennsylvania Commandery of 
the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States. 
He was also one of the Vice-Commander-Generals of the 
National Commandery. 


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A Plea for the Study of Genealogy. An Address Delivered 
before the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, April 26th, 
1897. By Frederick D. Stone, Lttt.P. 






Vol. I. JULY, 1897. No. 3. 


An Address Delivered Before the Genealogical So- 
ciety of Pennsylvania, April 26th, 1897. 

By Frederick D. Stone, Litt. D. 

I congratulate you, Mr. President and members of 
the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, upon the pros- 
perity of your Society, as shown in your last Annual Re- 
port. Your finances are in excellent condition, the work 
you have done and that which you propose to do are well 
chosen, and your affairs are in the hands of an Executive 
Committee whose zeal and efficiency are attested by what 
has been accomplished. From my position as Librarian of 
the Historical Society, in whose keeping the results of your 
labors are deposited, lam probably better able to judge of 
the value of the work in which you are engaged than many 
of your own members; and I gladly avail myself of this 
opportunity to testify to the usefulness of that work and to 
the great satisfaction it affords, not only to the members of 
our Society, but to visitors to our city, who are ignorant 
of the source from which the advantages they enjoy are 



108 A for the Stttdy of Genealogy. 

For the Genealogical Society, like the Historical Bo 
places th hai | tered from a hundre 

freely before the public, contenting itself with the Ohrisi 
maxim that it is more blessed to give 'du^n to receive, 
That public spirit of this character should not reo , 
a more substantial recognition in a generous supporl 
and that its burdens should rest on less than two liimdr 
members, is much to be regretted. As the useful i 
your labors becomes more widely known,! earnestly h 
that your membership may be increased, and, with if youi 

income, until you shall be able to gather fri |« irten 

the State copies of whatever material exists shedding 
upon the families and descendants of those who have . ■•: 
the various parts of our Commonwealth. 

Nor is il des ble that your labors should bo confined to 
this d '. the At) ■" :. In England, h eland, £ 
and Wales, in Sweden, Germany and Holland, material ex> 
ists relating to the families who emigrated to Pennsylvania 
Tlirough the generosity of the President of the Hist* i 
Society, several volumes of such material have been c >pi 
in Sweden, and transcripts deposited upon oar shelves ; b 
Historical Society secured, through, the late J. G. de Hoop 
Sheffer, of Amsterdam, copies of many vain:!'!'.: pi 
relating to the German families who emigrated to Penn 
sylvania, and additional material will be found in tl , 
Papers of ike Lords of Plantations and Trade, transeripf ■ 
which are now being made for the Historical Society. 

If similar work were done in the various quarters oi 
Great Britain, in which numbers of our ancestors had th< 
homes, the result could not fail to be instructive. Th 
printed records we receive from England, as a rule, stop at 
too early a period to afford satisfactory results to American 
investigators, and transcripts of parish registers of a more 
modern period arc needed to supply the missing links. ! >ul 
before you enter into this wide field, the work of which can 
be conducted only at considerable expense, or before you 
extend your labors beyond the neighborhood of our city, I 
would suggest the copying of the records of all chur< 

A Plea for the Study of Qmmlogy. 109 

• blished her© prior to the year 1800, bringing the copy 
. so as bo cover the first Quarter of the pvcseni, century. 
Your work in city records should then be supplemented 
an alphabetical 1 i c h of the deaths and marriages pub- 
[i lied in the Philadelphia newspapers to 1850. It may 
n to you that this last undertaking is a formidable one? 
hut I" do not think you would find it so; the custom of pub- 
Lng deaths and marriages in the papers was not general 
til after 1815. Beside?, the work would be mechanical, 
and could be performed by a person Whom you could 
employ at from 8300 to tOO ■• year. You will see, when 
is done, that the chief sour< of information, of a gene- 
alogical character relating to Philadelphia will be made 
available. The Meeting Records, the Indices of Wills and 
Administrations, and Church Records owned by the Histori- 

' " '' ': " ' . • 

lions, and the list of marriage licenses issued prior bo 1790, 
printed by the State; Mr. Hildeburn's list of obituaries in 
the Philadelphia papers from 1728 to 1791, and your own 
valuable and extensive Church Records and abstracts of 
Wills from 1682, together with the index of deaths and 
marriages from the papers that I have suggested, will pretty 
well cover the field from 1GS2 to 1850. 

You must pardon these suggestions and accept them as a 
manifestation of the interest 1 take in your work. They are 
made because I believe the money spent in carrying them 
out would furnish more useful information than could he 
obtained by a like expenditure in any other direction. It 
would indeed exhaust the entire field of public records 
down to 1850, with the exception of those of the Orphans' 
Court; and while it is very desirable that they should be 
examined, it is a character of work that would require 
experience and judgment that could be commanded only at 
considerable expense, and it is probable that the money 
could be spent more advantageously at present. 

But I must turn to another subject, as I feci that 1 am 
trespassing on the field allotted to your Executive Com- 
mittee. I hope, however, some such scheme as I have sug- 

110 A Plea for the Study of Genealogy. 

d may be carried out, as I believe that it will ret; 
to the credit of both the Historical and Genei 1 

S< ;i> , ■: slow to recognize the < lose relation existing b 
tween genealogy and history. Such has never been tin 
case with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, if iv< 
to judge from the way its affaire have been conducted. In 
1825, when it was founded, only five out of the two thou- 
sand and more of American genealogies that now exist (I 
cranio the number given in the lately published work- of 
your member, Mr. Thomas Allen Glenn) had been pub- 
lished. It is evident from this that at that time no very 
[taste existed for genealogical investigations; bui 
the founders of th< S* aciety were not insensible to the interest 
thai attaches to ancestral studies. Its first standing commit- 
tee as "On tl b nal ■ ■ lori ;in, trly difficult! nd domes- 
tic habits of . the first settlers." Another was to prep 
biographies of the early settlers; and a third, biographical 
notices of persons of distinction among us in ancient or 
modern times. Not a bad beginning for a biographic* I 
society, or even for a genealogical society. It was, however, 
reserved for that great benefactor of the Society, the late 
John Jordan, Jr., to put into active force the thoughts thai 
suggested the appointment of these committees. He it 
was who began the Society's collection of works relatii 
family and local histories, and all the expenses attending it 
were borne by him until the acquirement of the Jesse George 

In 18GS, he commissioned a young man named Gilbert 
Cope, young in years but a veteran in genealogical work 
(for his name at that time appeared on the title-page of a 
family history), to make a copy of the births, marriages 
and deaths recorded in the books of the Friends' Meetings 
of Chester County; and shortly afterwards he constituted 
William J. Buck a modern Herald, to make a visitation to 
the counties of Bucks and Montgomery, to take up his 
abode with the clerks of the Meetings of those counties, and 
obtain extracts from the records in their possession, similar 

A Pica for the Study of Genealogy. Ill 

in character to those secured by Mr. Cope in Ckt 
I lounty. 
Nearly all the other Friends' Meeting Records in our pos- 
:. . ere ol through Mr. Jordan's zeal. A.t one 

time I know bis .advances amounted to nearly two thousand 
.-, only a portion of which was ever repaid. It. 
his intention to take up a subscription among the 
abers of the Society to meet this expenditure, but his 
shrinking disposition prevented him from asking any but a 
few intimate friends to contribute ; and with the exception of 
one generous subscription from the late J. Gillingham Fell, 
used to pay in part for transcribing the Bucks Couniy 
rdSj together with two smaller subscription.:., I do not 
think any were secured. A portion of the debt was 
repaid by the Society out of its annual income at different 
times, but the sum total was tly reduced by Mr Jer- 

ri's generosity, and bad it not been for him the c 
would not have been made. 

But I am wandering from my subject, and am talking 
more about what the Historical Society has done for gene- 
alogy than of its relationship to history. I feel, however, 
it is but right that, with your taste for genealogical re- 
search, you should know to whom you are indebted for 
what you found on our shelves when your Society was 
organized, and who it was that took the first steps to form a 
collection of genealogical works of reference in this city— a 
work you have taken upon your shoulders to continue. 
This statement seems to me the more opportune when I 
find I am now the only one sufficiently acquainted with the 
management of the Society for the last twenty-five years to 
make it; and it is but just that some acknowledgment should 
be made before your Society of the services of one who 
did so much to advance your favorite study, and whose 
modesty was such that he would not permit his left hand 
to know what his right hand did. 

In establishing your Society you did well, I think, in 
connecting it with the Historical Society, thus securing to 
those interested in genealogy a union of what the one 

112 A. Plea for the Study of Genealogy. 

society had already acquired with what you have . 
cemplished. " What we want," said Mr. Cope, in tin • 
ducticn he prepared for the volume containing the Ch 
County - ( ting Records, ' is centralization, or the collection 
of scattered records at one point, convenient of access to all, 
and have them so classified and indexed that a pei 
might find a name or a date as readily as a word in a 

Through your connection with the Historical Society you 
have dome more towards carrying out this object than you 
would have been able to do by a separate organization, i il 
has relieved you of considerable expense and has ena 
you to devote your entire income to the copying ; i id 
ranging of records. Besides this, you have united twi 
societies, the confines of whose labors will always occupy 
debatable ground; for genealogy is, without doubt, 
five handmaid of history, unravelling, as it has done, many 
a tangled skein of individuality, and separating p 
similar names whose records in history have been so con- 
fused as to require the knowledge of au expert to accoi '■■ 
each his proper place. The late Benson J. Lossing, while 
writing of Pennsylvania history, not being versed in the 
family history of our State, confused the Reverend Richard 
Peters, Secretary of the Penns, who subsequently Look or . 
and who is known to us as the Rev. Richard Peiers, with his 
nephew, the Judge of the same name — failing to see that in 
so doing he was making the life of one individual extend 
over the period of one hundred and twenty-four years. 

The history of no country is complete that does not in- 
clude a history of its people, of the religious organizations 
that commanded their allegiance, and of the waves of emi- 
gration that from time to time entered its borders. What 
study is there which sets all this so clearly before the his- 
torian as genealogy? He may collect elsewhere the ma- 
terial for some of his statements; but when he comes to the 
history of the people, it is the genealogist who points on! to 
him the classes or races who settled the different sections of 
the country, and does so with an exactness that conveys an 

A Flea for i:- of Genealogy. 118 

osi :" - to b3 knowledge of the people who took pari in the 
rations. Such a section of the country, he e r .-<\L say, 
ettled by such a class; tliere they purchased laud, there 
descendant ined ; on the records of the churches 

established you will find the names of those who, 
; fluenced by their religious views, shaped the political 
inies of the country. This, it may be said, is history, and 
:nealogy,and that to understand it, it is not necessary 
to know that John's father was Dick's son, or to give the * tact 
ion ofDickto John,or the number of chile! i ithwhoin 
:] i was blessed. True ; but who else than the conscientious 
alogist, who will record nothing without authority, 
can marshal these facts before U3 ; and if there are students 
building better than they know, why should not the use- 
fulness of their labors be recognized ? 

[Jntil th( pu I ition of Mr. Keith's Provincial Gc 
■ f Pennsylvania, who among us were aware, or, if aware of it, 
I'iated ihe fact from an historical point ci view, how 
completely the Proprietary Government of Pennsylvania 
ha 1 become a family affair before it ceased to c .1 i '.' 

How many of us knew that William Allen, who was 
made Chief Justice in 1750, and had laid the foundation of 
a large fortune by assisting the Penn family to pay the 
mortgage William Penn had been obliged to place on the 
Province when in financial difficulties, had married the 
daughter of Andrew Hamilton, the legal counsel of the 
i'enns and Attorney-General of the Province? Through 
this marriage it came to pass that James Hamilton, the 
Deputy Governor from 1748 to 1749 and from 1754 to 1763, 
the son of Andrew, was the brother-in-law of the Chief Jus- 
tice. Later, Ann, the daughter of William Allen, mar- 
ried John Penn, one of the Proprietors, who was also Deputy 
Governor from 1703 to 1771, and from 1773 to the Revolu- 
tion; his brother Richard, (who married Mary Masters, iha 
(laughter of Mary Lawrence, whose brother John was the 
father-in-law of James Allen), serving in the interim from 
1771 to 1773. 
William Allen, Jr., son of the Chief Justice, and brother- 

114 A Plea for the Study of Genealogy. 

in-law of Governor Penn, became Attorney-General. Be 
this, William Allen, Chief Justice, and the wife of Ech 
Shippen. of Lancaster, were first cousins ; and Edwai d 
pen, Jr., (ChieJ Justice aftoi the Revolution) ni&riied the 
daughter of Tench Francis. Another daughter of '1 1 
Francis mai ried John Lawrence, and their daughter married 
James, the son of William Alien. Another daughter of 
Tench Francis married James Tilghman, Secretary of the 
Land ! >ffic !, the brother of .Edward, who married the sister 
of Benjamin Chow, who succeeded Tench Francis as Attor- 
ney-General an i ' quently became Chief Justice. Tench 
Francis, Jr., the son of the Attorney-General, married the 
daughter of Charles Willi td Ann Shippen Willing, the 

latter the sister of Edward Shippen of Lancaster and mother 
of Thomas Willing, the eminent merchant, who as early ; 
17GI was one of tl ; of the Supreme Court. 

In ill;, Fames Hamilton, Bi ojamin Chew, Lynford Lard- 
ner, James Tilghman, Andrew Alien (another son of the 
former Chief Justice) and Edward Shippen, Jr., were all 
members of the Governor's council, or, in other words, the 
large majority of his adviser: on public measures were in 
some way connected with his family. 

With such relationships existing between the families 1 
have named, is it any wonder that when Edward Shippen 
of Lancaster felt some doubt as to his being continued in 
the office of Prothonotary of the Lancaster Court, and •. 
to Chief Justice A lien on the subject, the latter, after assuring 
him that the office was always considered a life appointment, 
should have added, "But in case the Proprietor should con 
template such a step, can you believe that your interest with 
the present Governor and his friends, your alliance with Mr. 
Francis and his family, to say no more, would not be suffi- 
cient to prevent anything of the sort being put into execu- 
tion? Believe me, I think you are as safe from any danger 
of removal as I am from being dispossessed of the hou: 
which I live." 

Knowing how deeply family influences entered into politi- 
cal affairs in Pennsylvania, I thought it probable that the 

A Plea for the Study of Gcncoi 115 

same condition of things must have existed in other colo- 
and especially in Novr York, where the landed inl 
ilies was so great as to give them an esp 
prominence. Not feeling perfect confidence in my own 
opinion, however, I wrote to Mr. Edward Floyd De Lancey, 
on< of the most, competent authorities on everything relat- 
ing to the Colonial history of his State. In reply, he says, 
" Family connections by blood had a great effect in New 
York Colonial politics from the end of the seventeenth cen- 
tury, through the eighteenth, down to the end of the Revo- 
lution. But, unlike the same thing in Pennsylvania^ it was 
mixed with religion in this Province.' - ' 

From authorities pointed out by Mr. De Lancey I gather 
that for yes rs two parties con tended for supremacy in New 
York; the one headed by the De Lancey family, the < 
by the Li .'- igsi >ns. Th.€ fc u i pn ■ i tin ! ', i . 
clement, the latter the Presbyterian. In the ranks of the 
former v/e re found the Philipses, Van Cortland ts, De Lan- 
ceys, Duanes, Crugers, Wattses, Waltons, Van Ren 
Beekmans, Bleeckers, Barclays, Joneses (of Long Island), 
Jays, Verplancks and Harrisons. The leader of this party 
for a number of years was the Hon. James Do Lancey, Chief 
Justice in 1733, and Lieutenant-Governor from 1753 to 
1755, and from 1757 to the time of his death in 17G0. He, 
we know, was related to the Beekmans, the Wattses^ the 
Verplancks, the Van Rensselaers, the Duanes and the 
Joneses. In the opposition to this party, headed by the Liv- 
ingstons, we find the names of the Smiths, the Scotts and 
the Schuylers; but the party does not appear to have been 
as closely united by blood and marriage as its opponents. 
However, there is sufficient to show that the same state of 
affairs existed in New York as in Pennsylvania, and I am 
confident that genealogists of Maryland, Virginia and South 
Carolina could show that the same influences were powerful 
in those States in Colonial days He would certainly be a 
brave man who should undertake to write of the Livingstons 
oi New York, of the Pinckneys of South Carolina, or of the 
Carrolls of Maryland, without consulting the genealogists 
of their respective States. 

116 A Pica for the Study of Genealogy. 

Thackeray opens his lecluro on George J. with (Ik foil 
ing passage: "A few years since I knew familiarly ;> ] 
who had been asked in marriage by Horace Walpoh d 
had b ; tted on the head by George I. This lad\ i 
knocked at Dr. Johnson's door; had been intimate v, 
Fox, the beautiful Georgiana of Devonshire, and thai ! 
liant Whig society of the reign of George III.; had kn 
the Duchess of Queensberry, the patroness of Gay and Prioi . 
the admired young beauty of the Court of Queen Anne, i 
often thought, as I look my kind old friend's hand, i 
with it I held on to the old society of wits and men of ll 
world. I could travel back for seven score years of time — 
have glimpses of Brummel, Sehvyn, Chesterfield and tin 
men of pleasure; of Walpole and Conway; of Join:.— . , 
Reynolds, Goldsmith; of North, Chatham, Newcn tic; cj 
the fj'i ' : of George IL's Court; of the Gen 

retainers o.f George I.'s, where Addison was Secretar i 
State, where Dick Steele held a place; whither the gr . 
Marlborough came with his fiery spouse, when Pope . 
Swift and Bolingbroke yet lived and wrote." 

While we may not have friends such as this, do we not 
all know persons whose lineage seems to connect th< ra 
the early histor}' of our country so intimately that in their 
presence the past rises before us with a lifelike reality 
With some we seem to sec the surrounding country 
was before the arrival of Penn, when a few scattered hamlet; 
along the Delaware and Molatton, lorty-five mil' up I 
Schuylkill, represented all that there was of Europi 
origin in what is now the great Stale of Pennsylvania. J>y 
the side of others we stand on the deck of the Wela .<■■ 
she beats her way up the Delaware, the country on eith 
side hidden from view by the golden haze of an Indian 
summer, or, if seen, seen clothed in the gorgeous colorii g o 
an American autumn, while the air, as one of the pass* n 
gers says, "smells as sweet as a garden new blown." Or, 
with the representatives of a later generation, we can 
fancy we hear Francis Rawle and James Logan discu 
the question so pertinent to the colony, and which indeed 

A Plea for ihe Study of Genealogy. 1J7 

has interested the citizens of Philadelphia from their day 
to ours: "The Ways and Means for the Inhabitants on 
Delaware to become Rich." Are there not persons whose 
names seem almost synonymous with those of rrenlon and 
Brandywine, with German town ami Stony Point, and with 
the Long Parliament that year after year gathered in Inde- 
pendence Hall and made its memories Immortal? 

I have a friend, the friend of many here —I need not name 
him — whose hand I never take but I think how much of 
the Colonial history of Pennsylvania his name represents. 
From the foundation of the Colony, in every walk of civil 
life, in military circles, in positions of trust and in high 
professional stations, the names of his ancestors appear; 
and worthily does he represent such an ancestry, for when 
the hour of his country's trial came, ho ventured Ins lil 
her service practising a ider the h '{{-'i^ fire, am 
the danger with which he was surrounded, that healing art 
in which the name of Shippen had already become dis- 

Of late years history and genealogy hi ve been brought 
more closely together than formerly through the estab 
ment of hereditary and patriotic societies, which have not 
only stimulated an interest in the one, but ha\ e demanded an 
accuracy in the other which has eliminated from genealogy 
those loose statements that were so objectionable. To some 
these societies may seem incompatible with our republican 
principles; but it must be remembered that they represent 
services that resulted in the establishment of American 
institutions; and they have awakened an American spirit, 
a pride in our history, which has annihilated the Anglo- 
mania that a few years ago was so prevalent. I am confi- 
dent that there is a healthier interest taken in American his- 
tory at the present time than ever before, and that this is 
largely owing to the establishment of such societies as the 
Colonial Dames, the Sons and Daughters of the Revolution, 
and the Colonial 'Wars. The investigations necessary to 
establish a right to membership in them awakens an inter- 
est that generally continues long after the primary object is 

118 A Plea for the Study of Gfei 

accomplished. There are women who visit our room 
day who are familiar j in a general way, with the com fci 
Hon of the Colonial governments, and who will discern 
learnedh regarding the members of the Governor's < 
of the General Court, or of the duties of a Forester, and 
can tell you in what colonies such an officer was ap. 
pointed. They are familiar with all the important evei 
of our history, and if there is any truth in the accepted 
theory regarding the lasting qualities of lessons learn- 
a mother'.-; knee (and who can doubt it?), will not this fcati . 
est in American history continue? 

I do not think there is the least probability that the in- 
fluence exercised by these societies will be ephemeral. The 
offering of prizes for historical essa} T s, the conducting of si i 
of historical lectures, the marking of spots of historical in- 
I - ' Ih re I il 1 ' , will pr< i e it; while tl 

genealogical and historical investigations which those who 
would join the societies have to make, will continue to 
infuse new iife into them. It is true that thi se in' estigi • 
tions have proved very disastrous to family traditions, as 
the truth of the statements made in applications for mem- 
bership has to be subscribed to under oath or affirmation. 
I think this rule has reduced the aids to Washington by 
about seventy-five per cent., and the generals of the Revo- 
lution about fifty per cent., while many a man who, tradi- 
tion claimed, Mas the trusted friend of Washington, on 
whom he leaned for support in the oarkest hour of the 
Revolution, has been relegated to the ranks; and the Jour- 
nals of Congress have been found to be perfectly correct re- 
garding the number of generals commissioned. 

Useful as genealogy has proved in history, it is much 
more so in countries where the right of primogeniture and 
the law of entail are still in force. Indeed, one of the duties 
of the Herald's College is "to give professional advice and 
assistance in tracing pedigrees and the descent of propertii s 
and titles;" and as our own country increases and grows 
older, it is highly probable Lhat the professional genealogist 
will be called to aid the lawyer. 

A Pica for the Study of Genealogy. 119 

It was only a few years ago that every historical society 
in the neighborhood was asked to employ persons to search 
newspapers mid church records of a certain period to fmd 
evidence of the marriage of Colonel Richard Maitland, 
fourth son, of the sixth Earl of Lauderdale in the peerage of 
Scotland, to Mary McAdam of New York. Richard Maifc 
land Was horn in 1724 and died in 1772. He entered the 
British army in 1764, and was twice appointed Adjutant- 
General of the British forces in America. At the time of 
his death the evidence of his marriage either was wanting, 
or possibly, from the fact that he was a younger son, was 
not of importance. In the course of time, however, by the 
extinction of the elder branch of the family, the estates he- 
came vested in his representatives, and they were finally 
awarded to his descendant, Frederick Henry Maitland, who, 

in 1 : g ti ie on this side of the 

only a few years ago, proved that Colonel Maitland was his 
ancestor, and that he had been married on his deathbed, 
July 11, 1772, to Mary McAdam, making the children that 
had been born to them his legal descendants. 

I think, however, that the facts called forth by the dis- 
tribution of the balance of the estate of Colonel James 
Moore afford the best illustration I have met with of how 
genealogical methods enter into the practice of the law. 
You who are members of the Bar are familiar with this 
case; but, for the benefit of those who are not, I will repeat 
to you its chief feature:;, gathered from the history of ihe 
case, written by G. Heide Norris, Esq., one of the counsel. 
In the year 1800, James Moore, of Philadelphia, who had 
been a colonel in the Revolution, made an assignment of all 
his property for the benefit of his creditors, and removed to 
Virginia. He never returned to live in Philadelphia, and 
only visited it occasionally. After his debts were paid, a 
balance of $1327.23 was, in 1821, by order of Court, paid 
into the hands of a receiver, to he held for the benefit of 
those entitled to it under the deed of assignment. In 1891, 
this balance, having been invested and reinvested, amounted 
to over $18,000, and an attempt was made to escheat it to 

]20 A J 'it a for the Study of Genealogy. 

the State. Upon this, two sols of claimants appeared ; 
one representing his collateral heirs in Philadelphia, 
the other claiming to be his direct, heirs in Mary] 
_!.'he latter, in support oi theii case, submitted, among other 
things, a family Bible, containing a lineage of a James 
Moore, with his signature on the title-page. The Phil- 
adelphia claimants showed thattheii collateral ancestor had 
been a colonel in the Revolution, and a member of the ! 
Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, and, by ., 
sketch of Col. Moore written as early as 1805. that in 1 78-i 
he was at Wyoming with troops tent there to suppress the 
difficulties between the Connecticut and Pennsylvania set- 
tlers. From the fact that the Philadelphia claimants .-did 
not submit, in support of their claim, the signature of Col. 
Moore attached to the list of members of the Cincinnati, 
Mr. Norris, who re] esented tl ' claimant con- 

cluded that it was not the same as the signature attached 
to the deed oi i ignment; and to prove this, which, if 
true, would upset the claim of the collateral heirs, lie at 
once, set himself to work to discover an autograph of Colonel 
James Moore of the Revolution. In this he was successful, 
but it proved exactly what he did not wish it to prove, 
namely, that Colonel Moore of the Revolution and James 
Moore the assignee were one and the same. In other 
words, he had won the case for his opponents, and the 
money was ordered to be distributed among the collateral 
heirs. The case having attracted some attention, Mr. Nor- 
ris gave the facts to a reporter, and the next day an article 
appeared in The Press, headed "Won by a 1784 Signature." 
About six weeks afterwards, Mr. Norris received a letter 
from Mrs. Catharine J. Crane, dated Independence, Tex., re- 
ferring to the article in Tlce Press, which had been copied by 
a New Orleans paper, stating that she was a grand-daughter 
of Col. James Moore, and her letter contained such inherent 
evidence of the truth of this, that Mr. Norris knew that at 
last lie was on the right true';;, hive hundred dollars had 
been spent by order of the courts in advertising for the 
direct heirs of Col. Moore, but it had failed 10 cull forth 

A Pica for the Study of Genealogy. 121 

the information elicited by this paragraph printed as a cur- 
ious incident. The order for the distribution of the money 
among the coll tt< ral heirs of Col Moore was revoked) and 
it was finally distributed among upwards of fifty of his 
lineal descendants. 

Students of vital statistics will find much useful informa- 
tion in genealogical records. I remember reading, a short 
time ago, an elaborate paper based upon data gathered from 
genealogical works, showing how small a percentage of chil- 
dren bun 1 to parents married late in life arrive at matur- 
ity. Conclusive as the argument appeared — and I do not 
think that there can be any doubt of its truth generally — 
the re are exceptions to the rule, and in genealogical studies 
remarkable instances are met with showing what a great 
length of time is sometimes covered b} r three generations of 
a family. About k\ tjntj years ago, the London Notes and 
Queri-es called attention to an instance of this kind in the 
family of Lord U a warden. His father. Robert Maude, was 
born in 1G73 and died in 1750. His sou Cornwallis (Lord 
Hawarden) was born in 1729 and died in 1808; while his 
son Francis, who was born in 1798, was living in 1878 — 
showing that at that time three generations had covered 
205 years. The late John Jordan, Jr., called the attention 
of our members to this in the Pennsylvania Magazine, and at 
the same time pointed out the fact that the family of Wil- 
liam Penn furnished an instance almost as remarkable. 
William Penn was born in 1G44 and died in 1718. His 
son Thomas (second son of the second marriage) was born in 
1702 and died in 1775. Thomas's son Granville was born in 
1761 and died in 184-1, making 200 years covered by three 
generations. Gilbert Cope at once pointed to an instance in the 
Jefferis family, of Chester County, which was more remark- 
able than either of these. Robert Jefferis was present at a 
court held at Chester in 1685. The date of his birth is 
unknown, but if he was fifteen years old at the time, a rea- 
sonable suggestion, he was born about 1670, He died in 
17oS. His son Richard was born in 1730 and died in 1817. son Isaiah was born in 1806 and was Jiving in 1879, 
three generations having up to that time covered 209 years. 

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In fiction, too, genealogy can play an important part. 
As delineators of life and character study the manners of 
tbosi ■ : ■ " : to give J ithful ' " , i iud 

or search through old letters and diaries [or the eusi 
and thoughts that influenced the past, so, too, many of them 
have resorted to genealogical sources for the groundwork of 
their novels. 

The story of 'in,: Wandering JLir. by Charles Reads, is 
gathered from ike life cf James Annesiey, son and heir to 
the Earl of Anglesey, of the Irish Peerage, whose career 
has more than a general interest to Pennsylvanians. His 
parents died when he was quite young, and at the instiga- 
tion of his uncle, the next heir to the estate, he was kid- 
napped and sent to America. Indeed, there is reason to 
believe that after the death of the boy's mother, his fa1 ' : 
who was a worthless scamp, connived with the uncle to put 
the son out of the way. as, without an heir, he could raise 
money or. his i state. Be this as it may, James was sold in 
Philadelphia as a redemption servant, to pay the captain of 
the vessel that brought him. over the price of his passage. 
Local tradition says that his master resided on the Lan- 
caster Road, near the forty-mile stone, which would be 
somewhere near the eastern border of Lancaster County. 
On account of harsh treatment he ran away, and when 
arrested was confined in a log prison near Columbia, which 
was erected when it was supposed that Wright's Ferry, now 
Columbia, would be the county town of Lancaster. While 
living with his master, two strangers from County Wexford, 
Ireland, called there, and from the knowledge Annesiey 
showed of the surroundings of his old home in Ireland. 
with which they were familiar, they became convinced that 
the story he told of being a nobleman was true. This story 
finally reached the ears of Robert Ellis, of Philadelphia, 
who made it known to Admiral Vernon, wdio carried 
Annesiey to England, his residence in America having 
extended from 1728 to .1742. In England, money was sub- 
scribed to enable him to bring a suit of ejectment against 
his uncle; those advancing the money receiving notes pay- 

A Plea for the Study of dogy. 123 

able when the suit should be brought to a successful issue, To 
excite an interest in favor of Annesley, a novel was published 
entitled The Adventures of an Unf ■ ate Young Nobleman, 
in whioh tiuth and - confused that ii < i difficult 

to separate the one from the other. The novel was exten- 
sively reviewed in the Gentleman's Magazine, and by the time 
the trial commenced, considerable interest had been excited. 
In fact, it was an early Tiehborne case, and the result not 
very different ; for while Tiehborne lost his ease and was 
east into prison, Annesley won his. but failed to recover his 
estate. Right of possession was, as is so often the case, the 
stronger. The uncle appealed, and before a final decision 
was reached, Annesley and his children were dead, leaving 
the property in the bauds of the rightful owner. So great 
was the interest taken in the case, thai the Trial of Ann . 
passed through several editions, and his ■■■• ■■■ 
which 1 will now show you, was elaborately engraved. The 
story of his life is said to have been used not only by 
Charles Reade, but by Smollett, in his Roderick Ra id m 
in the popular novel of Florence McCarthy, and by Sir 
Walter Scott in Guy Mannering, 

Then, too, there is that well-nigh forgotten but once 
widely read novel by Doctor Samuel Warren, Ten Thou ind 
a Year. It must, 1 think;, have been the realism that per- 
vades the book, on account of its genealogical character, 
that rescued it from the dullness of the legal chapters in 
which the well-known manes of John Doe and Richard Roe 
play an important part, True, these chapters furnish us 
with the pen-picture of that eminent lawyer, Oily Gammon, 
of the firm of Quirk, Gammon and Snap ; and it is possible 
that the narrow class prejudice and religious bigotry which 
pervade the work may have commended it to the aristo- 
cratic readers of the day, who could sympathize with the 
spirit that made every unpicturesque character a dissenter, 
and every particularly vile one a Unitarian, and centered 
all that was excellent and lovely in members of the Church 
of England and in the upper classes of society and their 
retainers. It was, however, the family history that 

19A A Pled for tin Study of Gm&rfLogy. 

attracted mc, and in it I think I saw for the first time whal 
has become so familiar to me since, a genealogical char;, 
drawn tosho'w the relationship existing between the Ear) 
of Dreiincoart, Mr. Anbury and Tittlebat Titmouse. 

In that story the diiference in the methods followed b; 
the ecclesiastical courts, the Proctors of the Doctors' Com- 
mons, and the lawyers of the Common Courts, is dwell 
upon, and confirms what I have already said about the con- 
nection of genealogy and the legal profession in England. 
When the pedigree of Tittlebat Titmouse was to be attacked, 
Sir Charles Wolsten holme, a lawyer of the King's Bench. 
saiil, "Their case will be laid on the rack, when the process 
of the Ecclesiastical Court is applied to it. You have then 
an examiner on the spot — all secret, and mysterious — proc- 
tors ferreting out all sorts of old registers and musty doeu- 
i I I I .- td 3 r think of 'Tis quite in their 

line—births; deaths and marriages, and everything con- 
nected with them. By Jove, if there's a flaw, you'll discover 
it in this way." 

Thackeray, the greatest of our late novelists, must have 
been a horn genealogist, notwithstanding the fact that 1 le 
kills the mother of Lord Farintosh on one page and brings 
her to life on another; but what genealogist has not been 
guilty of a like slip? It is also true that he has his fling at 
the study and all connected with it; nevertheless, it is done 
in such a kindly spirit that it disarms the sarcasm of its 
sting. John Fendennis, he said, framed his Cornish pedi- 
gree, reaching back to the Druids and showing intermar- 
riages with the Normans. He had taken it out of a trunk, 
as Sterne's officer called for his sword, now that he was a 
gentleman and could show it. No one can be angry with 
old Major Fendennis for feeling satisfied when he learned 
that his nephew's friend was one of the Warringtons of Suf- 
folk, or for his reminding Fen that he came of a mo. f 
ancient hut fallen house; that his father had reconstructed 
the family fortunes, as many a man of good family had 
done before him. " And you are a man of landed estate, by 
gad, sir, and a gentleman. Never forget you are a gentle- 

^4 Plea for the Study of Genealogy. 125 

i | 3 last unfinished work of Thackeray opens with a 

>ter headed "The Family Tree," and the notes he left 

-■I him show with what care the relationship of his 

, haracters, their ages and the ; of the actions in winch 

they figured were considered. Docs not. the following sound 

i , much like a page from a genealogical note-hook? 

Blaise Lorn. 1763. 

Henvielle de Barr born in 1766-7. 

Her father went to Corsica in 1768. 

Mother fled, '69. 

Father killed at B., '69. 

Mother died, 70. 

Blake turned out. '79. 

Henriette, 'Ifaysveta, '81. 

La Motto's catastrophe, 1782. 

Rodney's action 782 

J lis characters appear to have grown into his very life, 
and he seems never to have been willing to part with them. 
In one novel you will frequently find references to those in 
another; as, for instance, where the face of the Dowager 
Countess of Kew, in The Newcomes, is seen to look so strik- 
*ngly like her brother, the late lamented Lord Steyne of 
Vanity Fair. The Dr. Goodenough who sent the Neweotnes 
to Brighton for their health was the kind friend of nurse- 
Brandon in Philip. That eminent artist, J. J., of Pfdlip, was 
undoubtedly the same that painted the portrait of Mrs. 
CliveNewcome, number two, who, we are led to believe, was 
no other than Ethel. Certainly Captain Costigan of Castle 
Costigan, Costiganstown, the father of Pendcnnis's first love, 
was the unfortunate individual who shocked good Colonel 
Newcome by singing one of his most outrageous songs in the 
presence of Clive. 

It is in Esmond and Tlte Virginians, however, that geneal- 
ogy is used with the greatest effect, and so admirably is this 
done, that the late William B. Reed said that he once knew 
a lady who became so interested in the wonderful intricacy 
of the plot, that she drew out a pedigree of the Castlewood 
family, to understand the story better. An ardent admirer 

326 A Plea, for lite. Study of Genealogy. 

of Thackeray, in speaking of the excellence of his hisfc i i 
novels, says, "But ] think Carlyle's clear old friend Dr 
Dryasdust would haveshaken his head and sighed ovej ■ 
i'oily. ':What, J we may near him buy, 'is history wit] 
dates — solid substantial dates — and above all, without ; 
grees, which are its very bone and sinew ? ' This, aftei 
merely shows the imperfection of his own knowledge. Are 
we. the students of our Thackeray, without our dates ? Are 
we without oar pedigrees? We can tell him ihe differ 
in age between Beatrix and Frank Esmond, and previa. 
with the information he craves as to the dates of their re- 
spective births. Can he do as much for us in the c<< 
Alary and Ann Boleyn ? We can draw him a pedigi 
the family of Neweomes. Can he do as much for us in the 
case of Cardinal Wolsey ? If he can do this much, can hi 
do more? The sa ier gives us gene logical tables of 

the Floracs and the Fokers, as well as of the Newcome 
the Esmonds. 

It is this feature of Thackeray's writings which see;- - : 
weave the characters in all his romances together, producing 
on the mind a very different effect from that made by his 
great contemporary, Charles Dickens, With all their exc ' ■ 
lence and interest, in reading Dickens's works you feel th rt 
you are in a crowded street, jostled by strangers havh 
connection with one another. The family relationship u : 
father, mother, brother and sister is, of course, recognized, 
but no attempt is made to connect families. Indeed, the; e a re 
few allusions to family history or ancestral study in Dickens, 
and the only one I can recall is in an early chapter of Martin 
Chuzzlenrit, in which the members of the family were gath- 
ered around the death-bed of one whose birth was involved 
in obscurity. "Toby Chuzzlewit," he was asked, " who was 
your grandfather? " and with his last breath, he distinctly 
replied, " The Lord No Zoo." But no peerage, active or dor- 
mant, furnished the name of such a nobleman, and the 
family were forced to content themselves with the possibility 
that they were connected by a bend sinister, or a kind o? 
heraldic over-the-left, with some unknown noble or illus- 
trious house. 

A Plea for the Study of Genealogy. 127 

■■ Do not give your characters local names," is the advice 

in fellow- member Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, "unless you 

le make trouble for yourself, or you arc a candidate foi 

.. position of secretary of a genealogical society." This 

. aid as he handed me a letter received from San Fran- 

, in which the writer asked him if he could tell him 

. y tiling about a family chart mentioned in Watson's 

Ahitals as having been seen by Deborah Logan, whose diary 

Mitchell had alluded to in Hugh Wynne, and whether 

ll ■■ chart had been brought down to date. 

Local and family history have certainly been used with 

g effect in Hugh Wynne, and the gentleman on the 

Pacific coast is not the only one who has been led to suppose 

that Dr. Mitchell is a genealogist. A number of persons 

inquired if the So-and-so's of the novel were related to 

•';>" of the same name residing in a certain locality, and ~ r 

was the ease, if the doctor had not made mistakes in 

• om e of his statements. A fter the first chapters of the story 

appeared, I said to him, " Well, I suppose John Warder 

turns Tory, goes to England and marries there, like the 

real John." "No, be doesn't," he replied, " he stays here, 

goes into the army and fights like the , well, like what 

you choose. But you do not mean to tell me," he continued, 
" that there really was a John Warder? " " Certainly there 
was," I said; "we have his letter-books in the fire-proof. 
Business took him to England about 1775, and not returning 
at once, he thought it best to remain there, fearing he might 
be arrested as a refugee if he returned. And so he stayed in 
England and married, and it is his wife's journal, written 
while visiting his relatives in 1786, that we lately published 
in the Pennsylvania Magazine, giving a lively picture of 
Quaker society at that time." The doctor looked serious 
fur a minute, and then said — " Oh, that was not m} r Jack ; 
that was his first cousin." 

I have spoken to you of the connection of genealogy with 
history, with law, and with fiction; but after all it is the 
Btudy itself, springing from that inborn desire to know- 
something of our ancestors, that attracts the students and 

123 A Plea for the Study of Genealogy. 

makes them pursue it with a sseal indicating a greater di r 
to know where they came fr< i i khan where they are gain 
Nevertheless, there i 1 -- nothing in the study ." ■: - ; ; rn il 
cause it to be looked upon other than as praiseworthy, , ■■ 
directed by a proper spirit. "I have never known a] 
son," said Edward Everett, " whose self-reliance wai o 1 
austere a cast that he did nut cake pleasure, when it -v;> < 
his power to do so, in tracing Ins descent from an bon< i 

In the early days of oar Republic, when the influence of 
our own social and political revolution was fresh upon us, 
and that of the Preneh Revolution was bra ■., fell through- 
out the world, the pendulum had swung so far to 1 
extreme democracy that everything of an aristocratic ch tr- 
actor war; looked upon askance, and a pedigree •": no.' 
thing to Gaunt in lli« : ' ■ of tl a public, pai Lie ! ly for on 
having political aspirations. Indeed, there are som< pi i ' 
to-day who think that genealogy gives such an arisco* rati< 
bias to our lives and thoughts that its stu : ;. shci Id find 
no encouragement on Ibis side of the Atlantic. This per- 
haps might be so, if it were now pursued in the spirit which 
seems to have possessed the noble peer depicted ir the iv. 
plate of Hogarth's Manage & la Mode, who, almost at the 
very moment that his son had contracted a mercen. 
match, was made oblivious to everything by his own s li 
importance, and was completely absorbed in the cont m- 
plation of his ancestral tree, springing from the loins of a 
recumbent knight. But genealogy is not studied in such n 
spirit to-day. It is true there are some who, through bad 
taste or a "mistaken idea as to the value of genealogy, have 
endeavored to connect their ancestral lines with illustrious 
houses of the sa-ine name, when the evidence for such con- 
nections is vague and unsatisfactory. In doing this, they 
have brought discredit on their pursuit,, jusi as othfei'S ')'•'■ 3 
done, who, in endeavoring to avoid such rocks, have re- 
corded incidents of a homely character, having no v tin 
whatever, as one did when he wrote, " Nancj married John 
M . He is said to have been a sea-captain, and to Lav 

A Pica for the Study of Genealogy. 329 

been shipwrecked on an island inhabited by cannibals, who 

ate up most of his crew, but he, being very thin in flesh, 
did not tempt their palates — in fact, they refused to eat 

In steering between these two extremes, it is not neces- 
sary that a pedigree should be a mere collection of names 
and dates. There are few who, in compiling them, do not 
gain a knowledge of the lives, the services and the sur- 
roundings of their ancestors; and this knowledge should be 
briefly recorded, as it gives to genealogy one of its greatest 
values. It raises a pedigree to the dignity of a family bis- 
tory, which, when well done, is the highest class of genea- 
logical work. In such histories, however, services sh 
not be exaggerated or circumstances distorted, for truth 
should be the chief end of familj history, as it is of all his- 
tory; an 1 herein the ! .3 etl ' oi genealogi* al re- 

search differ from those of the past. Formerly a pedigree 
was not considered worth constructing unless it led to some 
important connection ; now the moving desire is to learn who 
our ancestors were and to preserve the information we gain 
for posterity. Occupying the position we do between the 
past and the future, we have the same feeling for our pedigree 
as we have for our children; let it be distinguished oi hum- 
ble, it is ours, and is of more value to us than that of any 
other man. A pedigree, we have learned, need not be 
distinguished to be honorable, any more than a distin- 
guished one is always honorable. For there are, unfor- 
tunately, skeletons and closets in all families ; and in many 
lines incidents are met with which human charity, whether 
mistaken or not, makes us pass by in silence; or if tbey 
are remembered, they are remembered as examples to be 
avoided. I should be sorry to think that a pedigree that 
boasts of no distinguished names, but that bears on it 
those of men and women, who walked humbly before God 
and man, and who performed the services required of them 
to the best of their abilities, should not have the same value 
in the eyes of their descendants as if the record were fairly 
bristling with the names of notables. This, I am glad to 

130 A Pka for the Study of Genealogy. 

say, is not the case; and in confirmation of this view I can 
point to the hundreds of volumes of genealogy on our 
shelves that do not contain a single name known to histpn . 
which yet are as dear to those whose family recoids they 
preserve as if they were patents of nobility ; and I believi 
such records will often have a restraining influence on 
those who can claim a place thereon, when in a moment of 
weakness they may he tempted to do a dishonorable act. 

" It is wise for us," said Daniel Webster, "to recur to the 
history of our ancestors. Those who are regardless of their 
ancestors and their posterity, who do not look upon them- 
selves as a link connecting the past with the future in the 
transmission of life from their ancestors to their posterity, 
do not perform their duty to the world. To be faithful to 
ourselves, we must keep our ancestors and posterity within 
I'grasj if our thoughts and affecti . Liv- 
ing in the memory and retrospect of the past, and hoping 
with affection and care for thone who are to come after us, 
we are true to ourselves onl}' when we act with becoming 
pride for the blood we inherit, and which we are to trans- 
mit to those who are to fill our places." While there can 
be no doubt that some such feeling as this will ever lead to 
the study of genealogy, I think that with us of to-day that 
study has been stimulated b} r more definite reasons : first, 
by the growing custom of celebrating the anniversaries of 
historical events, and the establishment of hereditary socie- 
ties, creating a desire in the living to know how they are 
connected with actors in the past; and, secondly, by a sen- 
timent that grows stronger as year after year is added to 
our national life, drawing all who can lay any claim to 
being Americans under a common roof-tree. 

Do not be frightened, my Democratic friends, and think 
I am going to preach the lost cause of " Native Ameidcan- 
ism " or ask you to join the " Know Nothing Party." In 
studying history, it is the past by which we must measure 
the present. 

Professor McMaster, in one of his late essays, has pointed 
out the fact that the dread of naturalized citizens lias never 

A Pica for the Study of Genealogy. 131 

v, holly absent from our political life, and that its out- 
breaks have always followed periods remarkable for the 
jrreat numbers of newcomers to our shores. It may bo that 
dread has been again awakened by the late large im- 
portations (I cannot call them immigrations) of foreigners to 
our country, to whom our past history and traditions are as 
D' fch ing, and yet who eagerly avail themselves of the privilege 
of our naturalization laws to become citizens. This may have 
had something Lo do with the sudden growth of the taste for 
ancestral study, and with the interest in the history of 
■'. merican institutions that exists to-day. If this be so, and 
to some extent 1 believe it is, is it not better than if the 
same dread had taken shape in a new political organization? 
Is it not simply the development of a love of country, upon 
grounds common to every reasonable political creed and 
igi ■ ~ f itl V And, a Xer i 11, w! fit : ' than love 

of country, when that country is ours b} r inheritance and 
in it there is some spot endeared to us by family ties ? 
Where will you find a stronger illustration of this land-love 
than in the career of Warren Hastings, who, as Macaulay 
tells us, " on a bright summer da}'," when but seven y< ars 
old, " lay on the banks of the rivulet which flows through 
the old domain of his house to join the Isis. There, as 
threescore and ten years later he told the tale, rose in. 
his mind a scheme which, through all the turns of his 
eventful career, was never abandoned. He would recover 
the estates which belonged to his fathers. Pie would be the 
Hastings of Daylcsford. This purpose, formed in infancy 
and poverty, grew stronger as his intellect expanded and his 
fortunes rose. He pursued his plan with that calm but in- 
domitable force of will which was the most striking 
peculiarity of his character. When, under a tropical sun, 
he ruled fifty millions of Asiatics, his hopes, amidst all the 
cares of war, finance and legislation, still pointed to Dayles- 
ford. And when his long public life, so singularly check- 
ered with good and evil, with glory and obloquy, had at 
length closed forever, it was to Daylesford that he retired to 

Io2 A Plea for the Study of Genealogy. 

Look, too, at the history of your own country. Read 
r 33 of those connected with the colonization and go\ 

ment of the older Slates and with the first settlemenl i 
West, and then turn to the records oi our great Civil 
and see how the sons of the soil rushed to the front — < 
the chosen leaders of their neighbors — to offer their liv< 
defeuce of their country. I do not mean that they fought 
better or did more than many naturalized citizens, or sons 
of naturalized citizens, but it was the love of a country of 
which they felt they were apart that stirred their blood ; nd 
led many of them to die among the bravest of the brave. 
Love of country, I believe, is the spirit that pervade • I 
study of family history in America to-day, and there can 
surely be no reasonable objection to a pursuit that tends 
only to make us strive to be worthy of our ancestors, 
;r jp doing this il ireal ~ n class who " si J ' at in the hi 
of their country. there is something that belongs to them I y 
inheritance, something of which they are a part, is it to bt 
despised ? Does it not show us that deep below the surface 1 1 
our social and political life, with its ever-charging phases and 
threatened dangers, there is something that binds the pasi 
and the present together, giving stability to American 
tutions? Does it not assure us that the spirit that in pired 
the men who settled this country, and those who followed 
them, to build on the foundations the}' laid, is inherited bj 
their sons, and that in their hands the future is secure? 


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published in an ornamented small quarto pamphlet, also 

that the Second Annual Report was published in a plain 

octavo pamphlet, whereas Nos. 1-2-3-4 of our Publications 

are royal octavo pamphlets. In view of the fact that the 

two early reports mentioned are out of print, and that the 

many members who desire to have the four numbers bound, 

would consider the First Volume incomplete without these 

two early Reports, your committee decided to reprint them 

I rein. 

Francis Olcott Allen, 

r|v n , rA , A TTrwrrT?MM ( Committee on 


Gilbert Cope, ) Pub ^^n. 

Phila., Dec. 19, 189S. 

N. B. — Any member desiring a bound copy of Volume I. 
(completed by this No. 4), will be furnished therewith, in 
exchange for his four numbers, in good condition, upon 
payment of 75 cents and postage. 



First Annual Report, March S, 1893 (reprint) 137 

Second Annual Report, March 5, 1894 (reprint) 144 

la Merooriam — Thomas M. Cleernan 151 

Fifth Annual Report, March 1, 1897 (original) 155 

Sixth Annual Report, March 7, 1898 (original) 159 

Officers of the Society . 163 

List of Members 1C4 

Landholders cf Philadelphia County, 1734 166 

Divorces granted by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1787-1801 . . 185 

Genesis ofthe Board of Health and Vitfl Statistics in Pennsylvania . . . 193 

Bucks County Wills, 1G84-1693 198 

Earlie st BuriaJ Records of the Board of Health, 1803 225 

Early Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, 1682 251 

Obituary of L. Taylor Dickson, Vice-President of the Society 299 

Index to Volume I 301 






Vol. I. DECEMBER^ 1* 


In presenting their first annual report, the Directors take 
the occasion to state briefly the origin and object of the 
Genealogical Society. 

The collecting of genealogical information has long been 
recognized as an essential part of the work of the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania, and that Society has expended 
large sums in the acquisition of its now extensive and valu- 
able collection of books and manuscripts pertaining to the 
subject. But the immense amount of material yet to be 
gathered from fast perishing manuscripts, greatly over- 
taxes the resources of that Society applicable to this depart- 
ment; and many members felt that the rapid growth of 
interest in genealogy, which has developed of late years, 
rendered the moment an auspicious one for the formation 
of an auxiliary society, which should make the transcribing 
of records its special object. A few persons, holding this 
idea, met informally at the residence of Mr. Hildeburn, on 


138 First Annual Report. 

February 13th, 1892, and resolved to attempt the forma 
of such a societ}". On the 17th of February, another rm 
ing was held in the Council Room of the Historical Soi 
and a committee was appointed to prepare a Constitu 

and By-laws. 

The committee appointed at the meeting just mention* d, 
called the founders together on February 24th, and 
mitted drafts of the Constitution and By-laws, which 
adopted, and the Society was organized by Charles R Hi] 
deburn, L, Taylor Dickson, J. Granville Leach. Edward 
Sayres, Howard W. Lloyd, James Mifflin, Charles P. K 
Philip 8. P. Conner, John H. Merrill, William F. Lewis, 
Charles E. Cadwalader, Franklin Piatt, John J. Thomp 
Thomas A.. Glenn, William P>rooke Rawle, William Jo] 
Potts, A Nelson Lewis. Samuel W. Pennypacker, Henry T. 
Coates, Gla dc S. Bement, George M. Conarroe, Samu I 
Hollingsworth, Frank Willing Leach, Effingham P. Morris, 
Edward C. Lee, William G. Thomas, and Charles Roberl 
The first fourteen, named were elected directors, leaving on 
vacancy in the Board. Mr. Hildeburn was chosen ! 
dent ; Messrs. Leach and Dickson, Vice-Presidents ; 
Saj r res, Recording Secretary; Mr. Lloyd, Correspond^ ig 
Secretary, and Mr. Mifflin, Treasurer. 

The object of the Society is : The j^romotion of gen< all 
ical research ; the collection and preservation of registers of 
births, marriages, and deaths kept by religious societies oj 
individuals, or making transcripts thereof; as well as tran- 
scripts or abstracts of all kinds of official records, affording 
genealogical information. Its membership shall be re- 
stricted to members in good standing of the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania, and all material collected shall 
become the property of that institution, as soon as arraj 
for public use. 

A special meeting of the Board was held March '2d 1 1 
which the resignations of Mr. Hildeburn as President, 
Mr. Mifflin as Treasurer, were accepted, and Dr. Edi 

First Annual Report.. 139 

Shippen, I 1 . S. N«, . : - elected President, and [ilde 

biirn, Treasuret. A special committee appointed at the 
last meeting to prepare a circular announcing the new 
5 - : t; , ] >entcd ill '• cepoii, w.Li '■• was adopted, and 
printed copies ordered to be sent to all the members of the 
Historical Society. In r< ponse to this circular about one 
hundred and fifty applications for membership were re- 
ceived, and with this modest assurance of success, the new 
Society entered upon its work. 

Up to the present time the results accomplished are : 

I. The Records of St. George's Methodist Episcopal 
Church, 1780-1858, comprising 10,651 entries, making, 
with an exhaustive index, 700 quarto pages. 

II. The Records of the German Reformed (now the 
Market Square Presbyterian) Church, Germantown, 1751- 
1850, • i prisi tg 1,671 ent ies, ma] ing, with the index, 
about 775 quarto pages. 

The following records are under way : 

III. The Records of Trinity Protestant Episcopal, Ox- 
ford, Philadelphia, 1709-1856, comprising 1,300 entries, 
making 118 quarto pages. 

IV. The Records of St. Thomas' Protestant Episcopal 
Church, Whitemarsh, 1789-1856, comprising 1,093 entries, 
making 30 quarto pages. 

V. The Records of the Pennypack Baptist Church, 1697- 
1745, comprising 1,334 entries, making 84 qiu.rto pages, 

VI. The Records of the Third Reformed Dutch Church, 
Philadelphia, comprising 920 entries, making 51 quarto 

VII. The Records of Baptisms in Christ Church and St. 
Peter's, about 20,000 entries, of which over 10,000 are now 
copied, making 500 quarto pages. 

VIII. The Records of St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Germantown, about 12,000 entries, of which over 
'-,500 are now copied. 

IX. An abstract of the Wills recorded in Philadelphia, 

140 First Annual Report. 

1683-1800., about 20,000, of which about 2,000 have been 
done, making about GOO quarto pages. 

X. The Records of the Swedish Lrtherau Churches at 
Swedesboro, and Penn's Neck, New Jersey, 1714-1810, 
comprising 4,708 entries, nearly completed. 

XI. The Records of the German Reformed Church, Alex- 
andria, New Jersey, 1763-1802, comprising 634 entries, 
nearly completed. The expense of copying the last two 
records has been borne by the Historical Society. In all 
we have copied 35,000 entries from church records and 
made abstracts of 2,000 wills, amounting to over 3,000 
pages of manuscript, Our reasons for adopting 1856 as the 
period to which we propose to bring our transcripts down, 
are fully set forth in Dr. Shippen's introductory address, 
and need not be repeated here. 

When the limited funds at our disposal, and the magni- 
tude of our undertaking are fairly understood, we feel that 
we have a very crditabie showing for our first year's work. 
The full extent of this, no one who has not. had the super- 
intendence of such work can fully appreciate. It is not 
merely the procuring of a church record, and finding some 
one competent to copy it, but it requires constant supervi- 
sion, a decision of an endless variety of questions, and., when 
the copy is made, much time and labor are required in the 
preparation of indexes, without winch the transcripts would 
not readily yield up their contents to the investigator. 

From the Treasurer's statement it will be seen that our 
receipts have been $1096.58, and our expenditures $938.22. 
Of the latter, all the expenses incidental to the organization 
of a society — amounting in our case to $200.00 — have been 
discharged, and will not recur. Our stock of blanks for 
coming records, which cost $125.00, will not need replenish- 
ing for a couple of years, and both these items can be ex- 
pended in copying. Having the- use of the rooms of the 
Historical Society, we are at no expense for rent. 

For the coming year we hope to make a still greater 

First Annual Report. 141 

showing, but to properly work the field we have entered 
upon, we must have a largely increased membership. At 
least one-half Of the eighteen hundred members of the His- 
torical Society of Pennsylvania have a more or less direct 
personal interest in our work, but not one-eighth of them 
have as yet acknowledged it by joining us. With a thou- 
sand members, wo could in two or three years almost ex- 
haust the field in our immediate neighborhood, and while 
not entirely abandoning work in America, could turn our 
attention largely towards collecting abroad, material for 
tracing our European ancestry. The Directors, therefore, 
earnestly request the members of the Society to do all in 
their power to add to our membership, and thus enable the 
Society to carry out successfully the work it has undertaken. 

The first meeting of the Society, under the management 
of a special committee, was held at the hall of the Historical 
Society on the evening of November 30, 1892. The Presi- 
dent presented a report of the work accomplished by the 
management of the Society up to that time. He then made 
a brief address, introducing Mr. Howard M. Jenkins, who, 
at the request of your Directors, had prepared a valuable 
and instructive paper on the subject of The Value and 
Sources of Genealogical Information. The addresses de- 
livered on that occasion to the large and appreciative gath- 
ering who honored us with their presence, will be found in 
full appended to this report. 

The Society is very glad to receive and preserve the work 
of individuals relating to their own or other family history, 
whether printed or in manuscript. In the latter case, it 
will arrange and have bound all such material as rapidly 
as the time of the Genealogical Committee and the funds of 
the Society will permit. As will be seen from the following 
list, we have already received a large number of valuable 
gifts of this kind, for which we now tender our thanks to 
their respective donors. 

Charles P. Keith, Esq., memoranda concerning the Asshe- 

142 First Annual Report. 

ton, Shippen, Willing, Chew, Cose. Hamilton, Allen, Li 
ner, Read, Shoemaker, Mifflin, Cadwalader, Trent, T 
man, Logan, Lloyd, Moland, Lawrence, Chevalier, Pi 
ton, Till, Burd, Taylor, Strettell, Tresse, Finney, Plum 
Hassell, Hopkinson, Palmer, and other families, most! 
the Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania, 

II. M. M. Richards, Esq., The Descend ants of H< 
Melehior Muhlenberg. 

Mr. James Parham, Swanson Cenealogy. 

Walter F. Atlee, M. D.. Pedigree of Jennens of Go. 
etc., etc. 

Mr. Zoeth S. Eldredge, The Eldredge Family. 

Mr. John P.. Stevenson, The Descendants of Thoi 

Mr. Joseph Allison Steinmetz, The Allison Family 

Brinton Coxe, Esq., Returns of Probate of Wills in t . 
land, etc., London, 1829-184 5. 6 volume.-. 

Miss A. H. Wharton, Genealogical Pamphlets. 

We have to record the loss by death of the followij g 
members : 

Rev. John P. Lundy, Isaac C. Martindale, 

. William M. Runk, Edward T. Steel. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Edward Shippen, 

March 6, 1898. President. 

First Annual Report. 


TO FEBRUARY 20, 1893. 


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ruary 20, 3 893. 

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I : IN, 

Auditing Committa. 

E. & O. E. 

. . . IDES R. " ILDi ,. . i' . 

Treasi rer. 


Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 



Edward Shippen, M. D., U. S. N. 


J. Granville Leach, L. Taylor Dickson. 

Recording Secretary. 

Edward S. Sayres. 

Correspon ding Secretary. 

Howard W. Lloyd. 


Jno. Houston Merrill. 

Board of Directors. 
Term to Expire in 1895. Term to Expire in 1896, 

HowarJd "W. Lloyd, William H. Jenes, 

Jno. Houston Merrill, L. Taylor Dickson, 

James Mifflin, Philip S. P. Conner, 

Thomas Allen Glenn, Franklin Platt, 

William Fisher Lewis. Gilbert Cope. 

Term to Expire in 1897. 

Edward Shippen, M. D., U. S. N., 
J. Granville Leach, 
Charles P. Keith, 
' Edward S. Sayres, 
Francis B. Lee, of Trenton, N. J. 


Second Annual Report. 145 

TJie Board of Directors of the Genealogical Society of 
Pennsylvania, in presenting ibis, their Second Annuo 1 Re- 
port, feci that the members of the Society will be, perhaps, 
more interested in i1 than anv other one in its histi r 
because in all newly-founded societies the first annual re- 
port only treats of the preparatory steps and various pro- 
posed actions, while the second one is supposed to indicate 
what are the abilities or resources of the Society, as proved 
by a year of practical results. While this theory is almost 
universally true as to all newly-founded societies, yet to a 
literary one, such as is the Genealogical Society of Penn- 
sylvania, the results are more slowly developed, and the 
accretion, as well as the show of good works, perhaps not 
so apparent. 

The Board feel, however, that the members can be con- 
gratulated that the year last past has been one in win h 
the- Society has added greatly to its collections and extended 
its field of labor, while at the same time your Board ha 
by practical experience of a year's work, been enabled to 
discover what it is most judicious to collect and preserve. 
The field for work is very large. There are many church 
records all over the country of various denominations, cf 
untold worth to historical and genealogical research, which 
shouM be copied and preserved for future reference, and 
which are now most carelessly kept and in danger of being- 
mislaid, or perhaps entirely lost or destroyed. Besides 
these church records, various county and court records of 
like value, as well as private records, the property of in- 
dividuals, the preservation of all such valuable papers 
being a part of the duty of the Society, and your Board are 
only limited in their ability to cover this vast field by the 
amount of funds in your treasury. 

In this connection, it might be well to say that the wills 
of the original counties of West Jersey, to wit, Burlington, 
Gloucester, Salem, and Cape May, are filed at Trenton, and 
it was found that a large part of these wills, down to 1700, 

146 Second Annual Report. 

were unrecorded, and liable to be mislaid or lost, and, in- 
asmuch as so much of the blood of these comities is com- 
mingled with. Pennsylvania, and really become part of its 
y '. "... dec .. 1 .,'.-_ to have abstracts made oi all 
these early unrecorded valuable papers. This work is now 
under way, and having the personal supervision of o&@ oi 
our Directors, Francis B. Lee, Esq., of Trenton, and at a 
nominal cost to the Society. Besides this work, the follow- 
ing work has been accomplished during the year : 

I. The records of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, 
Oxford, Philadelphia, 1709-1856, comprising 1,300 entries, 
making 113 quarto pages, have all been abstracted, in- 
•h e L, and bound. 

II. The records of St. Thomas' Protestant Episcopal 
Church, Whitemarsh, J789-1S5G, comprising 1,093 entri s, 
m king I j quarto oages, have been completed, indexed, 
and bound. 

III. The records of the Pennypack Baptist Church, 
1697—1745, comprising 1,334 entries, making 84 quarto 
pages, have been completed, indexed, and bound. 

IV. The records of the Third Reformed Dutch Church, 
Philadelphia, comprising 920 entries, making 51 quarto 
pages, have been completed, and indexed and bound. 

V. The records of baptisms in Christ Church and St. 
Peter's, about 20,000 entries, of which over 10,000 are now 
copied, making 500 quarto pages, are now under way. 

VI. The records of St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Germantown, about 12,000 entries, of which o\ er 
2,500 are now copied, are now completed and being in- 

VII. Abstracts of wills, recorded in Philadelphia, 1683- 
1800, about 20,000, of which about 18,000 have been done, 
making about 600 quarto pages, have been abstracted from 
1G83 to 1793, and indexed and bound from 1GS3 to 1740, 
comprising 2 volumes. 

VIII. The records of the Swedish Lutheran Churches at 

Second Annual Report. 147 

Sweciesboro and Perm's Neck, 17.14-] 810, comprising 
4,703 entries, nearly completed. 

Besides these valuable abstracts a large number of maim- 
bcript pedigrees are now being arranged and axe to bo 
indexed and bound. 

The following books and papers have been presented to 
the Society : 

The Anglican Register, Penna., before 1800, by P. S. P. 
Conner, Esq. 

The Steinmetz Genealogical Tree, by J. Allison Stein- 
metz, Esq. 

The Drinker Family in America, to and including the 
Eighth Generation, by Henry D. Piddle. Presented by 
Henry D. Biddle, Esq. 

A Genealogical Sketch of the Posterity of John Rowland, 
of Rhosybayvil, Parish of Bayvil oi Pembroke, by Henry 
J. and Edward K. Rowland, 1893. Presented by Rev. 
Henry J. Rowland. 

Constitution and By-Laws of the Holland Society of 
New York, by Isaac Meyer, Esq. 

By-Laws of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. 

Portions of the American Catholic Historical Society's 

Since the last annual meeting there have been elected 18 
new members, and there have been 4 resignations. 

The Treasurer's Report, which is presented as a part of 
this Annual Report, shows a balance from last report of 
§158.36, receipts of $1224.63 during the year, and expendi- 
tures of $1203.73, leaving a balance in treasury at date of 

The receipts are entirely from annual dues, With the 
exception of the sum of §140, which was a fund contributed 
personally by members of the Board, and which fund was 
used for the purpose of printing the First Annual Report. 
Copies of this report were sent to every member of this 
Society, as weii as to libraries and learned societies arid 

.1 18 Second Annual Beport. 

clubs all over the country. The expenditures wer< 
copying records, indexing, and for binding the books. 1 h ■ 
current running expenses of the Society have been prac- 
tk; Ihj notlii ig. 

The Board of Directors have, by resignation and death, 
lost during the year two most valuable members of their 
Board, Mr. Charles R. Hildeburn, one of the founders of 
the Society, chairman of the Executive Committee and 
Treasurer of the Society, and through whose devoted labors 
and intelligent supervision undoubtedly is due the found- 
ing of this Society on a firm basis. Mr. Hildeburn's per- 
sonal business requiring his undivided attention, it became 
necessary for him to sever his connection as an active 
member of its Board. His resignation was received with 
great regret by his co-directors, and only accepted after 
personal solicitation had failed to secure its withdrawal. 

In the death- of Mr. Thomas M. Cleeman, your Board 
has not only lost a valuable co-worker, but a gentleman 
who had endeared himself to the Board by his personal 
qualities. A committee, consisting of Messrs. Leach, chair- 
man, Mifflin, and Piatt, were appointed to prepare a sketch 
of Mr. Cleeman, which will appear as a part of this report. 
These vacancies in your Board have been filled by the 
election of Mr. William H. Jenks to fill the vacancy caused 
in the Board by the resignation of Mr. Hildeburn, and Mr. 
Francis B. Lee, of Trenton, N. J. ; to fill the vacancy in the 
Board caused by the death of Mr. Cleeman. 

Your Board would call to the attention of each and every 
member the desirability of each one securing an additional 
member. The collection of genealogical matter is in many 
cases misinterpreted, many persons believing that such mat- 
ter is of a purely personal character, and valuable only to 
the individual collector. This is a great error. Those who 
have collected historical matter will readily understand that 
the line separating it from genealogical research is so lightly 
defined that it is almost invisible, and every one who in 

Second Anm 1 $>orl 149 

fiii}* manner is collecting or helping to collect, genealogical 
material is indirectly, but just .so certainly, helping to add 
to the historical works of the future, because history is only, 
o<v,.v oii pvirf^irtpMy the doings of men and the study of 
mankind is man. Much more work could be done by this 
Society if its membership were just double or treble the 
present number, The Board of Directors take this occasion 
also to state that this Society is greatly indebted to the offi- 
cers of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for their un- 
varying courtesy arid efforts to add to the success of this 
foster child of the parent society, and particularly are the 
thanks of your Board tendered to the Librarian and As 
ant Librarian, Messrs. Frederick D. Stone and John W. 
Jordan, for their individual and kindly efforts in even way 
to aid the executive officers of this Society with their advice 
and r .' si \ ince. 

Your Board have to report, during the year, the death of 
the following members : 

Edward C. Biddle, George De B. Keim, 

Thomas M. Cleeman, Joseph D. Potts, 

Joshua Ladd Howell, Edward S. Whelen, 

Horatio Gates Jones. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Edward Shippen, 

Edward S. Sayres, President. 

Recording Secretary. 

March 5, 189 f f . 


Second Annual .Report. 

20th. 1393, TO FEBRUARY 20th, 18U4. 



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Account examined and found correct. 
(Signed) Chas. P. Ksitk, 

P. S. P. COXNI , 

Fbaxkmn Platt, 
March 3d, 1894. Auditing Committee 

E. & O. E. 
Jno. Houston Merrill, 
Treat . 


Thomas Muteeb Cleeman was born in Philadelphia, 
July 31st, 1843, and was the son of Gustavus B. C. Clee- 
man, a resident of Philadelphia for many years, himself the 
son of a clergyman of the parish of Pernigle, near Riga in 
Livonia, one, of the German provinces of Russia. The fam- 
ily was of German origin, of which a member had gone io 
Russia from the town of Gubcn, Prussia, in 1725, in which 
neighborhood the family had existed from a remote period. 
His mother was Miss Claramond Colquhoun, of Petersbi 
Va., whose ancestry was English and Seoteh. She w;- 6 • 
scended from some of the prominent early settlers of 
ginia, among them Francis Mason, who came to the colony 
in 1G13, whose son, Colonel James Mason, was a member of 
the Governor's Council and of the House of Burgesses for 
Surry county, and Lieut. -Colonel Walter Aston (of the Aston 
family, of Staffordshire, England), who settled in Virginia 
in 1G27, and was also a member o* die House of Burgesses, 
representing Shirley Hundred. Another ancestor, Randall 
Holt, came to Virginia in 1G21 and was the owner of Hog 
Island, opposite Jamestown, Va., which remained in the 
hands of the family till the close of the civil war in 1864. 
Late ancestors were of the family of Cocke and of Peter. 

Thomas M. Cleeman was educated at private schools till 
the age of 15 years, when he entered tbe freshman class of 
the University of Pennsylvania, graduating B. A. in 1862. 
He was distinguished in college by a special aptitude for 
mathematics. Having determined upon the career of c ; vil 
engineer, he passed a year at the Polytechnic College in 
Philadelphia, and two years at the Renssellaer Polytechnic 
Institute at Troy, N. Y., from winch he received the degree 


152 . In Mcmoriam. 

of C. E. in 1865. His standing at this school was so - 
that lie was at once offered a college professorship, w] 
however, he declined. He almost immediately enter.. 
service of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and. became the as i - 
ant to the Chief Engineer, Mr. Hazel Wilson. He remaini 
in this employ till 1872, when, receiving a very temp h 
offer from Peru, South America, he went to that country 
and took part in the building of the famous Oroya Railway, 
which crosses the Andes at the height of 16,000 feet. After 
a year thus spent lie traveled quite extensively in Euroj><\ 
after which he returned to Philadelphia. While asso< i 
with Messrs. Joseph M. Wilson and Henry Pettit in 1875 
he laid out the Main Building of the Centennial Exposition, 
but before this great structure was completed went again to 
South America. This absence was not a long one. and on 
his return he engaged in professional work of various kinds, 
being connected for a time with the Water Department of 

In 1880 he wrote a book, entitled "The Railroad Engi- 
neer's Practice." This, though a small volume, had "a 
complete description of the duties of the young engineer in 
preliminary and location surveys, and in construction." 
The book was " intended to fill a want that the writer him- 
self acutely felt in beginning his professional career. Thei'3 
were many points of practice of which he could only get in- 
formation by observation and experience, involving a loss 
of time which might have been saved to him could he have 
referred to some book which would have told him how cer- 
tain problems had been solved by other engineers, and which 
would have prepared him the better to observe the methods 
pursued by those with whom he was thrown in executing 
their work." 

Three editions of this little work, which grew larger with 
each edition, were published in four years ; a fourth edition 
was printed in 1892, to serve as a text-book to a eourse oi 
lectures which ho delivered that } r ear at the RensseTlaer 

In Memoriam. 153 

Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Cleeman also at times contrib- 
uted original articles and reviews to professional magazines. 

Ho way fond of genealogical researches, for which he was 
\,..i. iuiwi bj) his LuaLueniaticaJ mind, Liia patience, his ac- 
curacy, and his conscientiousness. He had made a special 
study of the fcimilies in the counties of Virginia along the 
lower James Elver, especially the county of Surry, to which 
his earliest American ancestors belonged. An interesting 
incident in these researches was the discovery of the settle- 
ment in Surry of a John Washington, the ancestor of a 
family distinct, in this country at least, from that of the 
John Washington from whom the descent of the first Presi- 
dent is drawn by historians. This is of importance as 
clearing up some confusion which existed regarding the 
genealogy of the "Father of his Country." It probably 
happen< a thai. one oi' General Wasmuglon's ancestor,;, in the 
male line (Westmoreland branch) married into the Wash- 
ington family of Surry. Washington would, therefore, have 
been a descendant of both families, and confusion would 
arise from the attempt to trace the descent of certain of his 
ancestors of the name of Washington to the same origin, 
when they really came of a different stock. Washington is 
said to have believed himself to be descended from the 
Yorkshire Washingtons, from whom the Surry branch 
sprung, and it is possible he was really related to them on 
the female side. Mr. Cleeman communicated this discovery 
to the New England Genealogical Magazine (Vol. XLIV., 
page 307). He contributed at times other notes on genea- 
logical subjects to various Virginia publications, but no ex- 
tensive articles, though he accumulated a good deal of 

In May of this year (1893) he sailed for South America 
for the third time, this time going to the city of Guayaquil, 
m Ecuador, of which he agreed to become for six months 
the municipal engineer. His principal work was to be the 
discovery and rectification of defects in the system of water 

154 In Memo; ' 

supply of that city; this was a gravity system, pipi 
convey the water having been, laid at a point at . m 
tance on the other side of the river from that on which 
Guayaquil is situated, and across the una oi the river to the 
city. The works were unsatisfactory because the expi I . 
quantity of water failed to flow into the reservoir at Gi 
aquil. Mr. Cleeman succeeded in furnishing the full supply 
of water to the city, and, this accomplished, the contractors of 
the Work were discharged, the plant accepted by the eh;. 
placed under the care of the proper municipal department 
Unfortunately a short time after this happy result a slighi 
earthquake, quite common in those countries, occurred, and 
the water was again discharged in but a limited quantity 
The superintendent of the works, an inexperienced ) 
appealed to Mr. Cleeman for help. It was thought thai the 
difficulty arose from the displacement of the pipe an< 
opening of its joints in that part which was laid acros; t) 
bed of the river. The stream is a mile wide, deep, and 
with so strong a current that the examination of the pip< s 
could be made only at short periods each day, about the 
slack of the tide. It is surmised that the continual exposure 
of Mr. Cleeman, day after da}', in an open boat whil : super- 
intending the work of the diver, resulted in the fata] attacl 
of malarial fever which terminated all too soon his beauti- 
ful and useful life. This sad event occurred at Guayaquil 
on the 16th of November, 1S93. 

Mr. Cleeman was a valued member of the follow'.; :: 
societies : American Philosophical Society ; American So- 
ciety of Civil Engineers; Engineers' Club of Philadelphia : 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; Alumni Society Rens- 
sellaer Polytechnic Institute; Alumni Society Umver.rity 
of Pennsylvania. 


The fifth year of the Society's progress has been such 
that your Board of Directors feel justified in saying that 
the purposes and objects for which the Society wag founded 
have proven conclusively by experience to be the proper 
ones, and the Society is now on a basis and so well known 
to persons interested in Historical and Genealogical re- 
search, that its future work and prosperity is based only 
upon the number of such persons who become members 
of if. 

During the past year the Society issued No. 2, Vol. 1, of 
its publications, comprising Philadelphia Wills, 1G82-1692, 
List of Members, and reports, etc. It is hoped at an early 
day to issue another publication. 

Your Board of Directors, following the custom of sister 
Societies of like character, have issued blanks to members 
asking them for their pedigrees and other facts. These 
blanks when properly filled up and returned make a col- 
lection of valuable information of their respective localities, 
and it is hoped that members will not consider them in the 
light of a personal report, but rather as a family history 
which will in time add greatly to the value of the Society's 
records. Eighty-eight of our members have complied with 
this request, and we hope that the remaining ones that 
have not done so will at their earliest leisure give the 
matter attention. 

The Board are pleased to report that the books and col- 
lections of the Society are placed now in a large case adja- 
cent to the Jordan annex, where they are much more 
accessible to persons wishing to inspect them than they 


156 Fifth Annual Report. 

were heretofore; our thanks are due to the Historical ! 
eietyand to their Librarian and Assistant Librarian foi this 
improvement and for many other courtesies at their hai 

During the past year the Board beg fco report the follow- 
ing work which has been brought to a completion : 

1. First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, burials 
copied, indexed and being hound. 

2. Wills of Lancaster County, 1721-1 S20, abstracted and 
bound ; 1,141 pages, about 4,500 Wills, 80,000 names. 

8. Index to Lancaster County Wilis (separate), aboul 
pages, finished and bound. 

4. York County Wills, 1749-1820, indexed and bound; 
608 pages and index, about 3,000 Wills. 

5. Records Great Valley Baptist Church, copied, index< d 
and bound. 

6. Records Old Dutch Church, Walpack Township, 

sex County, New Jersey, copied, indexed and bound ; ob- 
tained through John W. Jordan, Esq. 

7. St. Gabriel's (Morlatton) Protestant Episcopal Church 
at Douglassville, Berks County, copied, indexed and being 

8. Dutch Reformed Church of Smithfield, Monroe 
County, Penna., copied, indexed and bound. 

9. Augustine Lutheran Church (Old Trappe), completed 
and bound. 

10. St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, 
being copied. 

11. St. Michael's and Zion Church, Philadelphia, one 
volume completed and being bound. 

The Board of Directors beg to acknowledge, with sincere 
thanks on behalf of the Society, the following gifts during 
the past year : 

1. Calendar of New York Wills, 1626-1830, presented by 
Charles Hare Hutchinson. Esq. 

2. The Salem (New York) book, presented by Mrs. Har- 
riet M. Williams. 

Fifth Annual Report. 157 

3. 26th Annual Report Director of City Trusts, presented 
by Heber L. Thompson, Esq. 

4. Magazine of New England History, presented by the 

5. Thompson Family, presented by the author. 

G. Whitaker Genealogy, presented by the Hon. Samuel 
W. Pennypacker. 

7. 19fh Century Magazine, presented by the publishers. 

8. Gazzam and Do Beelen Families, presented by A. De 
B. McKenzie, Esq. 

9. Sir George Yeardley, Governor of Virginia, presented 
by Thomas T. Upshear, Esq. 

10. Catalogue Central High School, presented by II. S. 
Hopper, Esq. 

11. Putnam's Monthly, presented by the publisher. 

12. LaFayette at Brandywine, presented by the Chester 
County Historical Society. 

13. Notes on Ancestry of John Piatt, presented by Frank- 
lin Piatt, Esq. 

14. Index to Records of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 
presented by Francis Olcott Allen, Esq. 

15. Roster of Masons at Meeting at Tun Tavern, pre- 
sented by Julius F. Sachse, Esq. 

16. Biography of Richard Hough, Provincial Councillor, 
presented by Oliver Hough, Esq. 

17. Address of Judge Mitchell on District Court, pre- 
sented by the Hon. James T. Mitchell. 

18. Ebenezer Greenough, memoir presented by Franklin 
Piatt, Esq. 

19. Essex Institute Collections, Vol. 31, presented by 
Essex Institute. 

Mr. George H. Earle has contributed the sum of fifty 
dollars as a special contribution for the purpose of copying 
inscriptions on tombstones in Chester county, and the work 
is now under way, and will be completed as soon as the 
weather will permit. 

158 Fifth Annual Report. 

From March 1st, 1896, to March 1st, 1897, we have 
elected 22 new members, and there have heen 5 resignations. 
The Treasurer's report, which is presented, shows a bal- 
ance of §567.69 in the treasury at this date ; there is aiso in 
the treasury a fund of 3524.05 from life memberships. 

Your Board have to report the death during the year of 
the following members : 
Hon. En win II. Fitler, Howard Spencer, Esq., 

. George B. Roberts, Esq., Hon. John Scott, 

Dr. A. Sydney Roberts, George F. Tyler, Esq., 

T. Roney Williamson, Esq. 
All cf which is respectfully submitted. 

Edward Shippen, M. D., U. S. N., 
Edward S. Sayres, President. 

Recording Secretary. 
March 1, 1897. 


In presenting the Sixth Annua] report cf the Society to 
its members the Board ox Directors are pleased to say that 
their collections have been materially added to during the 
last .year, both by presentations and by the work done under 
the auspices of the Society; the latter however is a wide 
field to cover and there arc yet many records of Churches 
and official papers which the Society hope to add to their 
collection during the coming years. 

During the past year the Board beg to report the follow- 
ing work has been done ; 

1. Second and Third volume of St. Michael's and Zion 
Church, Philadelphia, completed, indexed and being bound. 

2. Records of 2nd Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 
1745-1833, completed, indexed and bound. 

3. Records of Scots Presbyterian Church,. Philadelphia, 
completed, indexed and bound. 

4. "Matlack papers," relating to West Jersey families, 
completed, indexed and bound. 

5. Records of "Seventh Day Baptist Church,." Provi- 
dence, Pennsylvania, and of Brandywine Baptist Church, 
completed, indexed and bound. 

6. Record of Episcopal Church at Swedesboro, New Jer- 
sey, nearly completed (gift of John W. Jordan, Esq.): when 
finished will be indexed and bound. 

7. Abstracts of " Marriage and Death notices " from early 
Philadelphia Newspapers, down to 1810— about 1200. This 
work will bo continued to 1856 ; when finished will be in- 
dexed and bound for the use of the Society. 

8. 44 Volumes and Index of the " Notes and Records of 


1G0 Sixth Annual Report. 

the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania " have been bound 
placed on the shelves — comprising a collection of 7745 doc- 

3. ^Publication voi. ±., i\o. 3. The address oi I 
Frederick D. Stone, before the Society, has been printed an I 

The Board •would report in regard to the fund presented 
by George IL.Earle, Jr., Esq., for copying Tombstone In- 
scriptions in Chester County, that they have copied those in 
Midclletown Church Yard, in Delaware Comity (formerly 
port of Chester), and also those in St. David's Church Yard, 
Radnor. A plan of the latter yard has been made, showing 
the location of the graves, which when finished will bo 
bound with the inscriptions from the Grave Yards. This 
Fund is not yet exhausted. 

The Board of Directors beg to acknowledge, with sin< ere 
thanks on behalf of the Society, the following gifts during 
the past year : 

1. The "History of the Horner, Braxton and Bannister 
families, of Virginia," presented by the author, Frederick 
Horner, M. D., U. S. N., of Virginia. 

2. The "Buggies Lineage," by Henry Stoddart Ruggles, 
presented by Francis Olcott Allen, Esq. 

3. The " Bulletin of the Iowa Masonic Library," pre- 
sented by the Library. 

4. The " American University Magazine," presented by 
H. S. Hopper, Esq. 

5. The " History of the Cross Creek Grave Yard," pre- 
sented by the author. 

6. The " Dedicatory Exercises of the Agnes Scott Insti- 

7. The " Descent of Samuel W. Pennypacker," presented 
by Hon. Samuel W. Pennypacker. 

8. A set of "Tracts on Historical Subjects," presented by 
Western Reserve Historical Society. 

9. The "Lewis Family Pedigree," compiled and pre- 
sented by P. S. P. Conner, Esq. 

Sixth Annual Report. 161 

10. "Historical Collections — Connecticut Revolution," 
by Hinman, presented by Francis Olcott Alien, Esq 

11. The "Hepburn Family." 

io rn,„ « Martindale and Bnofcman MSB. and Papers/' 

presented bj^ Martindale and Buekman Estates. 

13. The "3d Vol. of Abstracts of the Minutes of Abing- 
ton Monthly Meeting." Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 
1746-1774. Folio, pp. 588 and index; presented by 
Joseph E. Grillinghara, prepared by Gilbert Cope. 

14. "Genealogical Notes on the Families of Lloyd, Pem- 
berton, Hutchinson and others/' 100 pp. and index ; large 
hand-made linen paper, prepared at the request of Charles 
Hare Hutchinson, Esq., and presented to this Society with 
a request that a copy be given to each member of the 
Society. The Publication Committee have been directed 
to make such disl :1 Li or forthv ith 

The Board would also report that the Historical Society 
of Pennsylvania, in furtherance of its continued desire to 
aid our work, has built a large case in the Jordan Fireproof 
to hold the collection of this Society, which is sufficient for 
present needs. 

From March 1st, 1397, to March 1st.. 1898, we have 
elected 4 new members, and there have been 6 resignations, 
one dropped from the rolls and three deaths ; the latter as 
follows : 

Dr. Frederick D. Stone, William opohn Baker, 
Oliver Landreth. 

The Treasurer's report, which is presented, shows a bal- 
ance of $98.30 in the treasury at this date; there is also in 
the treasury a fund of $684.60 from Life memberships. 

The Board cannot conclude this report without referring 
to the great loss which this Society, as well as all those 
interested in Historical and Genealogical matters, has 
suffered in the death of Dr. Frederick D. Stone, Librarian 
of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. From the 

162 Sixth Annual Report. 

earliest inception of this Society Dr. Stone had been its 
earnest well-wisher, and showed his sincere interest in i 
his ever kindly work and labor in our behalf, and we 
nol but recoiled ■! ,r "< alrno°t his last i blic ■;. . rL iva 
address before this Society upon the " Study of GeneaL i< 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Edward Shippen, M. D., U. S. N., 

Edward S. Saykt-s, President. 

Record ing Sccreta ry. 

March 7, 1S98. 


Edward Shiiten, M. D., U. S. N. 


Josiah Granville Leach, L. Taylor Dickson (deceased). 

Recording Secretary. 
Edward Stalker Sayhes, 

Corresponding Secretary. 
Francis Olcott Allen. 

Richard M. Cadwalaoer. 

Term to Expire 1899. 
L. Taylor Dickson, Gilbert Cope, 

Philip S. P. Conner, Francis Rawle, 

Edward Clinton Lee. 

Term to Expire 1900. 
Edward Shippen, M. D., Edward S. Sayres, 

J. Granville Leach, Richard M. Cadwalader, 

Charles Hare Hutchinson. 

Term to Expire 1901. 
Francis Olcott Allen, Stevenson H. Walsh, 

Thomas Allen Glenn, Joseph E. Gillingham, 

Franklin Platt. 

Executive Committee. 
Gilbert Cope, Chairman, J. Granville Leach, Thomas Allen Glenn. 

Publication Committee. 
Francis Olcott Allen, Chairman, Gilbert Cope, Thomas Allen Glenn. 


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(Vide page 90 

A. Charles Barclay. 
Daniel Pastorius Bruner. 
Milton Birch. 

Edwin RnoBEs Booth. 
Ei v. Lobis F. Benson. 
James Bdckman. 

B. W. Besseley. 
Wm. H. Brown. 

Miss Margaret Bancroft. 
Joseph Spencer Brock. 
Col. Wm. E. Barrows. 
Thomas Hewson Bacue, M. D. 
George Fales Baker, M. D. 
Wm W. Conway. 
Jay Cocke, Jr. 
Albert N. Cleaver. 
Benjamin B. Comehys. 
Charles J. Chagin. 
E. K. Craven, D. D. 
John Welsh Croskey, M. D. 
II. W. Comfort. 
Hon. J. D. Campbell. 
Gordon Seymour Corrigan. 
Mrs. Mary J. B. Chew. 
Eckley B. Cox, Jr. 
Frank Cox. 
Porter F. Cope. 
John H. Converse. 
Louis Dreka. 
Frederick A. Dreer. 
Dalton Dour. 
George H. Earle, Jr. 
Franklin Spencer Edmonds. 
Wm. W. Frazier. 
Mrs. Mary R. Fox. 
Warren G. Griffiths. 
H. T. Goodwin. 
Samuel Goodman. 
John B. Gest. 
George Gilpin. 


>,d since F< hrnnry, 1896. 

for members to February, 1896.) 
Col. John M. Glidden. 
Charles F. Hazeltine. 
Harry Shel'mire Hopper. 

E. Marshall Harvey, M. D. 
John S. Hutchinson. 
Francis M. Hutchinson. 
Frank R. Hipple. 
George H. Hill. 

George L. Harrison. 
Joseph C. Hance. 
Charles E. Hirls. 
Samuel F. Houston. 
Joseph Y. Jeanes. 
Franklin B. Kirkbiwe 
George H. Lea. 
John F. Lewis. 
Lewis J. Levick. 
Wm. W. LoNGSTRE'rn. 
James M. Longacre. 
Joseph W. Lewis. 
John Lucas. 
Henry Clay Lukens. 
* Edward Stewart Miles. 

Wm. MacLean, Jr. 
Miss Helen K. Morton. 

F. W. Morris. 

M. Hawley McLanahan. 
Henry V. Massey. 
Charles F. Michener. 
John D. McKennan. 
James Martin. 
Robert McNeeley. 
Frank L. Neall. 
Robert C. Ogden. 
W. II. Pfahler. 
James Paul, M. D. 
Louis R. Page. 
Benjamin Fennebaker. 
Alfred E. Piahler. 
Thos. H. Hope Patterson. 



Thos. Clifford Pottek, M. D. 
Samuel C. Perkins 

lJA.R01.Ti PlERCE 

Author Peterson, Pay M., U, S. N. 


L. Ievixq Rkichner. 
Joseph M. Reeves, M. D. 
algernon s. roberts. 
Frame Beau. 
Francis W. Rouse. 
Jossph P. Remington. 
Frederick Shaw. 
Edward Shippen. 
k. parkei sitortripcl'. 
Curwin Stodcart, Jr. 
David McNeeley Stauffer. 
George Stevenson. 
Adam Arbuokle Stitll. 
Wm. C. Stoevek. 
Wald^on Z ' ■'.:.. 

Benjamin P. Shoemaker. 
John C. Sims. 
Frank Thomson. 
Wm. V. Tripple. 
Free Library of Phjla. 
Samuel Leiper Taylor. 
Arthur Van Harlingen, M. D. 
Carl V. Vischer, M. D. 
Frank Huston Wykth. 
Ellis D. Williams. 
Simon P. Wolverton. 
Richard Wjlbebforce. 
Wm. Rotch Wister. 


Henry Whelen. 
Harry F. West. 
Ethan Allen Weaver. 
Wm. J. Young. 
J. L. Zkiglbr, M.D. 

C. Howard Oalket 
George n. Eakle, Jr. 
Howard W. Lewis. 
Lawrence Johnson. 


Enrc'.leu since February, 1896. 

(Vide ji:i£0 93 for previous names.) 

Charles Hare Hutchinson, 
Mrs. James Mifflin. 
Charles E. Kelly. 
Thomas H. Streets, M. D. 
John A. M. Passmore. 

Charles J. Stille, LL. D. John Woolf Jordan. 

Francis Mark Brooke 
Wm. Spohn Baker . 
Henry W. Biddle . 
George M. Conarroe 
L. Taylor Dickson . 
John M. Hale . . . 
Oliver Landreth . 
Charles P. Perot . 


died 1898 J. Sergeant Price . 

" 1897 George B. Roberts .... 

" 1898 A. Sydney Roberts, M. D . 

" 1896 Hon. John Scctt 

" 1898 Howard Spencer 

" 1894 Frederick D.Stone, Litt.D. 

" 1C97 George F. Tyler . . . . 

" 1898 T. Roney Williamson . . 

. died 1897 


A List of ill . Names of the Inhabitants of the County of Philadelphia, with 
tbi! | .l&ntity of Land they respectively hold therein, according to the uncirtainc 

Rc-tarns of the Constables. 

Anno Dom : 1^3-1. 

Amity To'i i ; 

Mordicay Lincoln , 500 

Peter Robinson . . 500 

Marcus Huling 200 

Anthony Sedusky 300 

Jonah Yocom 200 

Andrew Ringbery . . 50 

Peter Jones 200 

Ai\d'r ■■• Jo ics ........ ::>'' 

Henry Gibson . , 200 

Andrew Caldwell . .' 300 

Walter Campbell 100 

William Davis 100 

.... 200 
.... 100 

John Warren, Jun/ ... 
Richard Dunkley ..... 

John Jacob Roth 150 

Jacob Warren 100 

Owen Williams, on ye proprietors 

Windle Andrews 150 

Joseph Boon 240 

Morgan Herbert 100 

James Tompsou 300 

Thomas Palmore ....... 100 

Jacob Weaver 110 

George Hinton 150 

David Harry 150 

Elias Dehart 100 

William Richards 150 

Thomas Broomfield , 
Anthony Tun. fir . , 
John Tetter Griner , 
Daniel Womblesdorf . 
George Annie . . . 
Jonah Jones . . . , 



Edward Rees 300 

Simon Dehart 300 

Thomas Smith, a Tennant . . . 150 


Morris Morris SO' 1 

Thomas Fletcher 400 

Stephen Jenkins 200 

•'''-' : 250 

Thomas Perry 150 

-John Bond 100 

■ Daniel Thomas 200 

Isaac Enigbt 300 

Malichy Jones 100 

John Harris 80 

John Phipps 100 

John Tompsou. 

James Paul 500 

Thomas Kenderdine 200 

Lewis Roberts 200 

Wido Roberts 80 

John Roberts, shoemaker .... 100 
John Roberts on ye hill . . . .100 
John Roberts, junr 

Wido Huffty 100 

John Webster 50 

'j homas Marpole 50 

Phineas Jenkins 100 

Lambart Dorland 50 

Joshua Williams 50 

John Kirke 250 

Abraham Stevenson 100 

John Weni rns 100 

Isnac Tyson ......... 100 

Ryneer Tyson 100 


/ . holders of Philadelphia County, 1734.. 167 

J 1 Tysov . , 
Pcti r Tyson , . . 
Abraham Tyson . , 
Isaac Y. ati rm in 
HJii> belli Pleteb r , 
William Johnson . 
William Holowell . 
George Bewly . , . 
Benjamin llolovi el! 
Isaac Knight, jun^ 
William Watfcins . 
Jeremiah Mc\' n b 
Humphry Waterman 
Richard Trotl , . . 











Joseph Gilbert 
Eyhsi Thomas , 
V. tiHam Cooper 



Thomas Walmslej 100 

John WorthingtOt 25 

Joseph Vanpelt ISO 

Benjami . Alb en 30 

William Wallton 150 

Nathaniel Brittaine ...... 100 

Phillip Tylor . , 40 

William Homer , . 50 

David Jones 50 

William Carver 50 

John Carver . 300 

Sarah Townsend 50 

Silas Titus 50 

Thomas Wcrthingtou 20 

Job Wallton 20 

Daniel Wallton 50 

Benjamen Wallton 50 

Joshua Wallton 50 

Jeremiah Hibbs 10 

Thomas Forster 30 

Robert Collier 300 

William Marshall 30 

George Forster 100 

Malichy Wallton 150 

John Gilbert 20 

John Rush 30 

Joseph Forster loo 

Jonathan Knight 100 

Daniel Knight 50 

Thomas Marling 10 

Ralph As lietou 750 

Thomas Pastebai] lpo 

Stephen Jackson 100 

Morton Garretaun loo 

Daniel Hibbit loO 

Peter Guard inor ....... 100 

A bi aha m ;C!*e ........ ISO 

William Warner ....... 100 

John Warner ..,..,,., 100 

Isaac Warner 100 

Hugh Thomas 100 

Daniel Jonos 100 

William Couch 25 

Da^-id George 150 

Thomas Winn 50 

John Warner, junr 100 

Jno Thomas ....... ..I OC • 

James Jones ......... 100 

James Moor 10Q 

William Roberts ion 

Evan Rees ]0 

Jonathan Humphry 100 

George George 100 

Morgan David 3 9 

Adam Roads . KO 

John Nickeson loQ 

Jacob Scooten 180 

Lewis Jones 130 

John Marshall 100 

John Hood 20 

Mary Jones 20 

Edward Williams 100 

Aaron Ilibbct 100 

Robert Roberts of Mirian .... 50 

Isaac Warner, junr qq 

William Coulslon 50 

Edward George. 


James Logan 300 

Joiiu Neagle , . 150 

John Cleaver , . 100 


Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1781/. 

Christian Petei man 

Tbi ,s White . . 

Abraham Shi ei I > 
Benjamcs Armilage, 

Simon Healing , . 
William Dillworth 
James Morgan . . 
James Dillworth 
RichaTd Dillworth 
James Dillworth, jun 
William Wbartnabv 
Thomas Roberts . . 
Nathan Whitman . 
Griffith Griffiths . . 
William Brittaine . 
Wido Willcorv's Estal 
Thomas Marie . . 
Samuel Richerdson 
John Rieherdson 
Judith Sharp . . . 
Elizabeth Finchcr . 
Richard Healings. 
John Cart .... 
John Lukins . . . 
Mathias Lukins . . 
Samuel Powell . . 




J 00 



Crcesam. — Late part of Gcrmantoivn. 

Benjamin Howell 50 

Barbara Cunrod 100 

Marcus Fox 100 

Johannes Johnson 50 

William DeWees 150 

John Cunrod 100 

Peter Sell 00 

Barnet Kapcler 10 

Diriek Rebinstok 50 

David Miller 100 

Jacob Colleday 30 

Mathias Malaan 150 

Peter Ruttenhouse 100 

Henry Sell 100 

George Shorr 25 

Jacob Sell 93 

Isaac Davis . • . . 100 

John Tibbin 50 

Cornelius Nice f.O 

Ann Streaper 50 

Hance Shelly 25 

Michael Acre 25 

Christian Conte 10 

Leonard List 20 

Ann Rupe 100 

John Streaper 150 

Anthony Tunis . . , 150 

John George Reezer 27 


Isaac Leech - . , 350 

Jacob Leech 230 

George Shoemaker . 100 

Richard Mathers 300 

George Barman ........ 50 

Baltus Acron 50 

John Williams, jnn* 200 

John Williams 200 

John Duell 100 

William Spencer 100 

Rees Potts 70 

Richard Murry 250 

David Foulton 100 

Thomas Carvell l n 

John Thomas 100. 

Thomas Jones 100 

John Jones 20 

Phillip Griggs 150 

David Perry . . 100 

Wido Leech 100 

Richard Martin. 

Edward Collins 150 

Josiah Wood 30 

Isaac Shoemaker 20 

Colclrook Dale.* 
Thomas Potts. 
Garret Ingle. 
Daniel Stover. 

* There is no Constable in this District for vrhieh reason there va* no returns of the 

<iuarj!ity of Land thereiu. Tho rule for rateiDg these people was fro Ti : the Arsess" own 
kcowledg of them. 

Lend holders of Philadelphia County, 

Joseph Walker. 
John Henry Kyler. 
Joseph Marry. 
Samijell Griffiths. 
John Garret. 
Richard Gregory. 
Hance Rower. 
John Parkor. 
Andrew Buzavd. 
John Ball. 
Jacob Bnckwallter. 
Pc-ter Bideler. 
Michael Bower. 
Wooldery Ingery. 
Jacob Harman. 

Upr Dublin. 

Din ok Tyson 100 

Richard Witian 200 

Jo- r>' Chavl sworth 200 

Joseph Brittaine ........ 100 

Roocart Reagen. 
Thomas Davis. 

John Trout 100 

Ephraim Heaton 100 

Elis Lewis 200 

Charles Hubbs 500 

David Roberts 200 

William Atkinson 50 

Rees David 100 

Edward Burke 200 

Thomas Parkor 90 

Peter Cleaver 100 

William Melcher 100 

Kenry Rinkard. 

John Harmar 100 

Edward Burkjjunr 20 

Dennis Cunnard . 100 

Joseph Tucker 200 

John Loanam. 
Robert Doughty- 
Joseph Nash 100 

William Lukic 200 

John M'Cathery. 

Hughs Burk 100 

Thomas Water 200 

John Cunnard . . . . 
Tramps Estate . . . * 

Elk' Lewis. 

John Hamelton . . . 
Sawu.: Spec ei , , 
Thomas FHzwallter. 

Low Dub 

Joseph Ashetbh . . . 
Thomas Crispin . . . 
Edmdnd McVatigb . . 
George Stirkc . . . . 
Abedhigo Thomas . 
Silas Watts . . . , . 
Charley llufftj . . . . 
William Fhillpd . . 
George Nbrtlirope . . 
Henry Hickman. 
James Oooperi 
:.' , S dlfoul . 
Henry Freaks . . 
Thomas Duffield . 
Bcnjamcn Ingle . 
Thomas Hains . . 
Henry Ffawkabout, 
John Vanhorne . 
Hance Likeing . . 
Hosho Neal . . . 
Benjamin lluffty 
Robert Mason . . 
Thomas Forster . 
Thomas Rush . . 
Samuel Wills . . 
John Bloom . . 
James Eyers . . 
Sarah Shall cross. 
Hance Ycrick. 
Neels Boon . . . 
Andrew Toy. 
Andrew Rambo . 
Jacob Chamberliri. 
Henry Dill. 
Peter Rambo . . 
Samuel! Harford 
John Whartnaby 
Peter Tailor . . 























2 3 


170 Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734.. 

James H'.llton 50 

Michael Hilllon 50 

David Lcwsiey ........ 28 

Jonathan Lewsley . 100 

Moses Wells ......... 10 

Mary Mirick 100 

Thomas Skidmore. 
Humphry Skinner. 

Robert Thorca: 100 

George Hea ton 100 

Samuel Jones 20 

John Wcbstir. 

Joseph Hall 500 

George E)l ; s. 
William Aske. 

Thomas Eakley 5 

William Green 5 

Lawrance Boor. 
Thomas Lewsley. 
'I. .:.. i T ■'. ii junr 
John Holmes. 


John Fry . . . , 150 

Henry Rosenbirger . . • ... 125 

Martin Cundy 100 

Jacob Overkolster 150 

Yost SLindler 40 

Yost Panacook 100 

Christian Myor 150 

Joseph Allhance M0 

Julian Stamp 150 

Abraham Reef 200 

James Robinson 200 

Uly Hancespirger ....... 150 

Jacob Hancespirger 50 

Leonard Chrisloleer 200 

George Garman 100 

John Grisman 40 

Frederick Gottchalk 150 

George Steward 150 

John MatbiaE 100 

Thomas Phillips 100 

Wido Hancespirger 100 

Cunnard Knstar 100 

William Hauke 100 

Andrew Trampo 100 

Michael Ring 15 

Henry Circle 50 

Phillip Trout 1-10 

J&cob Furman 140 

Michael llentz 100 

John Hentz J 00 

George Hartzeal 50 

Lewis Zircle . . 100 

Andrew Bar net ........ 15 

Henry Barnet 100 

Frederick Sholl 100 

Jacob Bayard 100 

John Wilhelm 50 

Frederick Townsp. 

John Nice 200 

John George Grouse 22 

John Henry Hagueman ..... 100 

Chri iaii'Sielll 50 

Henry Stover 100 

Martin Funk 160 

Henry Stettler 140 

Pod wick Inglehart 100 

Adam Barsteller 25 

Henry Smith SO 

John George Sprogle 120 

Michael Crouse 150 

John Crouse 150 

Baltus Foute 100 

Frederick Reymer 10C 

John George. Swinhart 100 

Michael Hirgir 200 

Gotleep Hirgir 80 

Joseph Groff 100 

Thomas Addis 150 

William Fry 150 

Michael Dodderer 150 

George Philip Dodderer .... 150 

The following supposed to he settled on 
the Proprietcrs Land. 

Christian Getsidoner. 
John Harp. 
Paul Hypell. 
Adam Hill. 

Landholders oj Philadelphia County, i?$4- 


Christian Miller. 
Christian Snyder. 
Jacob Heckli'n. 
Michael Bastian. 

Daniel Prances. 
George Trui inbore, 
John George Gansard. 
Abraham Penny. 
Martin Hou°: i p. 
Michael Hendricks. 
Michael HiH. 
ik Iwick Dudderer, 
John Dillbcefc. 

Leonard Eartling. 
Peter Wells. 
Evan Griffith. 
John Jones, pemu; n. 
John Griffith. 
Roberi Hug),. 
John Harris, 
Tbeodorus Ellis. 
John David. 
Eliza Roberts. 
Rice Harry. 
Evan Evans. 
Owen Evans. 
Thomas Evans, junr 
Owen Evans. 
Thomas Evans, junr 
John Jones. Robts Son. 
John Parkor. 
Hugh Evan3. 
Morris Roberts. 
William Roberts. 
Robert Evans. 
Catherine Williams. 
Thomas Evans. 
Cadwalador Evans. 
Robert Parry. 
John Jones, weaver. 
Cadwalador Jones. 

* The Tovnsp cf G «-inedeth 
their Land, /or which reason it 

Hngh Griffith. 
Hugh Jones, Tanner. 
Robert E\ anap Rkiderth. 
Robert Robei ts. 
Robert Humphry. 
Gaynor Joa( s. 
John Humphry. 
Rowland Hugh. 
Jenkin Morris. 
Evan Poulk. 
Edward Roberts. 
Rice Nanny. 
Evan Roberts. 
Thomas David. 
Hugh Jones. 
Johu Chiileot, 
John Wood. 
William Williams. 
Thomas Wyafc. 
Mward Potflk. 
Lewis Williams. 
Thomas Foulk. 

Anna Magdilin Gre( 
Gfiffiith Jones . . 

Ann CofTman , , 
Christopher Meng 
George Warmer . 
Peter Shoemaker 
Godfroy Leaman . 
Alixander Mack . 
Henry Holtslaple . 
Mathias Adams 
Samuel Kersenor . 
JohnLukin . . . 
Andrew Keyzar . 
Dirick Johnsen 
John George knor 
Jacob Miller. 
Christian Warmer 
Casper Steinebraner 
Paul Eagle . . . 
Anthony Klin kin . 

liavt hiLLoto refused to give the Constables ai 
U not known what they hold. 











Account o' 


Landholders of Philadelphia County, 17S4- 

Jacob Kayzer . . . 
J lin Frederick Ox . 
Dirick K' yzer , . . 
5ei r Trout ... 

Jo] ii .'. :ob 'allard . 
Job;) Mock . , . . 
J i] ;. Petti coffer . . 
Hi •:■_■ Frederick . . 
John Gorgus . . . 
( odfroy Libgibb . . 
Peter Baker , . . , 
Lawiance Blitz . . 
J< [in Channel . . . 
Thomas itkins . . 
i til •■ Trout . . . 
Bon 1 ard Reeser . . 
J i I rederick 1 nde 
m Biddi3 . . 
J . | h Shippin. 
John Eckatcin . . , 
E lii ibeth Nice . , , 
Whin ihard Nice . . 
Isaac Vansentirue , 
John Adam Grubber 
John Tbeobalt Ent. . 
John Peehtell . . . 
Jacob Bauman . . . 
Chrislopher Sawer . 

John Bartol 

John Henry Kalkglasier 
Herman Teen . . . 
Benjamen Shoemaker 
Christopher Funk 
Henry Pastorius . . 
George Bringhurst . 
John Ash mead . . . 
Nicholas DeLnplaine 
James DeLaplaine . 
George Pencill . . . 
Blausius Daniel M'Kennet 























Richard Shot mak 
El)3 Davis. . . 
William Dunbar 
John Cadvralado 
Bjcbard TLomn 3 
Alixander Quee 
Thon as Dalraon 
John Cadwalador 
Wid. Irodell . 
Peter Lukins 
Evan Lloyd . 
John Barns . 
John Garret . 
Wido Pe.rry. 






Lady Ann Keith 800 

Thomas Johnson 200 

James Coddy 100 


StoCle Witna&n 100 

Daniel Shecnor , 100 

Andreas Gisbua 100 

J< hn Benner 50 

Elias Aff , . . . 50 

Benedict Merits . , 50 

Mathias Bender 100 

Frederick Richard ....... 150 

Andrew Keepler 100 

Christian Oyster . . - 100 

John Ashbauij'i 1 00 

Claus Browa 100 

Jacob High 100 

Malicbar High 100 

Jacob Ornar 100 

Samuel Mosselman 5C 

Jacob Bechtall 20j 

Pobert May , SCO 

Henry Wcnger 50 

Mathias Christman 100 

John Lenderman 100 

John Lewis 95 

Garrat DeWees 100 

Cornelius DeWees 24 

Mathias Olta 50 

Michael Shink 50 

Henry Ooulsi'on 1C0 

John Henry Sprogle 556 

George Cu^lor 100 

Elizabeth Hiphi 50 

Landholders of Philadelphia Coimty, 173//. 

..•iii • : ;. . 
Peter Lower . . . 
Jacob Dunkle . . 
Andreas Grabbar 
r . ■ ' .' ' ; ' : ; g • 
BAi&i llutt . . . 
Henry Pisbink . . 
Henry Pisbink, jai 
lienry Cnllsaan . 
G o ge Sawlight . 
j ob Woezlei . . 
:'. • rj Re ider . . 
Frances Stoop . . 
: t Thomas . 
Da . I abba) . . 

. Tellnor . 

George Routbush 
Frederick Hilligas 
John Hood . . . 
Pluilip Lubbar . 
H< arj .- auligkt . 
Daniel Borlernam 
inuel Buckly . 
Mict) icl Shell . . 
-Elizabeth Simerma 
Cunrod Calb . . 
Jacob Myor . . . 
Jacob Myor, junr 
Stofiel Waginsaile 
Jacob Heestand . 
Rudolph Mowrer . 
Frederick Mowrcr 
Jacob Fisher . . 
John Sifcclear . . 
Jacob Mourer . . 
John Sell .... 
Nicholas Insell . 
George Guiger . . 
Valentine Guiger 
Lodvrick Betsill . 
Martin Biteing . 
Philip Knight 
Adam FI arm an . 
Uathias Hannan 
Wiiadlo Kite . . 
Auam Spangler . 









Peter Cnnrod . . 
Peter Ruddermill 
Michael Smith 
Jacob Cruse . . 
■ ! . obSwitzer . 
Homy Deering . 
Philip Brant . . 
Simon Smith . . 
Henry Antes . . 
Wido Apply . . 
Ldam Oa . . . 
Henry Bitting . . 
Nicholas JoRij . . 
] .< >i t Mai tinmisis 
Jacob Myor . . . 
Simon Crips . . 
Henry Crips . . 
Jsoob Miller . . 
Yost Fryai . . . 
Parnibus Tntterro 
Paul Hill .... 
Casper Camp . . 
Jacob Fry . . . 
Bastian Reef Snyd 
John Snyder . . 
John George Georg 
Anthony Hinkle . 
George Need . . 
Georg? Holibach 
Henry Aker . . 
George Stiger . » 
"Williain Kaaly . 
Mathias Ringer . 
Martin Sendler . 
John Dunkill . . 
John Oyster . . 
Casper Singer 
Jacob Sheaver 
John Riglesdorfor 
Christopher Slagell 

The&e following live ab 
and have not bear re, 

Constable yet 
Nicholas Hensey. 
Stephen Reymer. 


. 100 
. 100 
. 60 

. I'm 

. 10 

. 100 
. 100 
. 100 
. 150 
. 100 

. 140 
. 100 
. 70 
, 50 
. J 00 
. 100 
. 100 
. 100 
. J 00 
. 100 
. 100 
. 100 
. 10G 
. 100 
. 150 
. 100 
. 100 
. 100 

. 50 
. 100 

. lod 

. 150 
. 150 
. 100 
. 60 
. 50 
. 60 
. 100 
. 150 

out JS T cco',hehopir, t 
urned by Any 


Landholders of Philadelphia County. 1734, 

William Lubi ax. 
John Adam Plank. 
Adam Miller. 
Peter the Shoema) er. 
Herman i isher. 
Join George V ;lker, 
Hance Lsraire. 
Jacob Smith. 
Michael Crips. 
Jacob Yost. 
Martin Mirkle. 
Lodwick Burghart. 
John Ooyd. 
Jacob Till. 

Samuel Blunsion, 

Andrew Jones 140 

Gertrude Supplce . 4(> 

John Bartoram , . 100 

Nathan Gibe m > 100 

Evan Davis 50 

Peter Longacre 300 

Chailes Justid li'.o 

Peter Justin 150 

Benjamen Bonsall ....... 100 

Jonathan Jones 200 

Margaret Boon 50 

Andrew Boon 150 

Andrew Cok 150 

Samuel Carpenter 500 

John Fisber 400 

Andrew Yocuni 40 

John Eliot .......... 300 

Zacbariah Cok , . 200 

Andrew Justice 00 

John Harenboon 10 

Peter Jones 200 

Joseph Boycc 50 

Jonas Jones 130 

Swan Yocum 50 

Andrew Longacro ....... 100 

Mounce Rambo TO 

Charles Yocum 9 

John Jones 6 

John Jt:siis 74 

Sarah Jones 30 


Edward Nichols COO 

John Davis , 

. 300 

Enoch Davis ..... 

. . 300 

John Kendall .... 

. 300 

Owen Evans 

. . 400 

-William Evans . . . 

. 300 

Joseph Barlo .... 

. 400 

Peter Umstcd .... 

■ . 250 

John Umsted .... 

. 250 

OILff Penybaker . . . 

. . 250 

Henry Reyner .... 

. !C0 

William Woodly . . . 

. 150 

Jonathan Woodly . . 

. SCO 

William Mallsby . . . 

. 200 

Henry Peterson . . . 

. 200 

Peter Peterson .... 

. 100 

Nicholas Custard . . 

. 1 

Hironimus Haass , , 

. 250 

1 -v .. :e Riaker , . 

. 50 

Ste] hen Miller .... 

. 170 

Barnaby Goulstor. . . 

. 50 

Martin Calf ..... 

. 150 

C}-; Mria< 

Mathias Holstein , . . 

.... 252 

Hugh Hughs .... 


Morris Edwards .... 

. 150 

Owen Thomas .... 

. 100 

Griffith Phillip . . . 

. 80 

John Moor 

. 150 

Owen Jones 

. 100 

Thomas Jenkin . . . 

. 100 

John David 

. iOO 

Alixander Henderson . 

. 100 

Mounce Rambo . . . 

. 100 

John Rambo 

. 100 

Gabriel Rambo .... 

. 150 

Elias Rambo 

. 150 

Peter Yocum 

. 50 

Andrew Supples . . . 

. 50 

Hugh William 

. 100 

Benjamen Davis . . . 

. 100 

John Stnrgis .... 

. S.00 

Isaac Rees 

. 100 

Richard Bcvan . . . 

. 200 

widkolders of Philadelphia County, 178%.. L' 

David James . . 


. 100 

Winiara Rees . . 


. 150 

Edw - rd Roberts . 

. 100 

Mathev Roberts . 

. J00 

Will 1 U sc gt . 

. 15( 

Ttaemas Rees . . 

. 100 

Harry Grii , '. . , 

. 100 

HaD&h Jones « . 

. 100 

Griffith Rees . . 

, 50 

David Lewis . , 

. 100 

Job'' Rees .... 

. 40 

LouF Miiian, 
Richard Harrison. 
John Roberts, Mats son. 
Hugh Evans. 

Role! t Jones. 
Robert Roberts. 
Robert Evans. 
Rice Prico. 
Edward Jones. 
Abel Tb >mas. 
Beniameu Eastbourne. 
J on nth ii ii Jones. 
William Havard. 
Richard Hague. 
Morris Lewellin. 
Benjamen Humphry. 
John Humphry. 
Joseph William. 
Rees Thomc3. 
William Thomas. 
Peter Jones. 
Humphry Jones. 
John Griffith. 
Catherine Pugh. 
Rees Phillip. 
Joseph Tucker. 
James John. 
Thomas John. 
John Lord. 
Griffith Lewellin. 
Robert Roberts. 
David Jones. 

William Wallter. 

David Davis. 

Joseph Roberts. 

John Roberts. 

David i ;..■•■. 

Isachar Price. 

David Pj ice, jun' 

Lewis Loyd. 

John Dft\ it - !. 

Robert Jones, Petw Son. 

Thomas David. 

John I.' 

Elionai Bevan. 

Owen Thomas's plantacon. 

Evan Hai ry. 

Nicholas Rapy. 

John Roberts, Carpeni 

Evan Rees. 

Samuel Jorden. 

>. r . . r)od - 1 

E u v. ard Ed wa rds. 

Garret Jones. 

Kaxata ■■■>;:. 
This is a New District and a3 it has 
no Constable there has been no re- 
turns: The same as Colebrools Dale.' 
Moses Starr. 
Joseph Wiiy. 
Isaac Starr. 
Nehemiah Hutton. 
Jacob Huttenstall. 
John Sigfreet. 
Peter Andrews. 
Nicholas Coats. 
Jacob Lefan. 
Abraham Timberman. 
Jacob Camp. 
Yost Henry Satsmans. 
William Gross. 
Andrew Fisher. 
Casper Wink. 
Henry liar tm an. 
Christian Manysmith. 

•The Constable's returne of this Towinp beiiiR mislayed havo taien the Names of th« 
Inhabitants from the Book of Acsosnieiit. 


Landholders of Philadelphia County, 178!+. 

Michael Mill* r. 

Jacob Hill. 

Ilance Clymer. 

_l— Birj reen 

Isaac Leonard. 

nenry Skate. 

Peter Traxlcr. 

Jeremiah Traxler. 

Hauoe Hague. 

Bastian Tirr. 


Joseph Naylor ...... 

Robert Thomas 

John Starky 

Joseph Ambler ..... 

John Bartholimew . . 

Joseph Eaton 

William Williams .... 

William Morgan .... 

• Samuel Thomas 

Jpbn Williams 

Joseph Bate 

Thomas Bartholimew 20 

Griffith Hugh 100 

John Jones Carpentor ..... 300 

John Roberts 90 

Garret Peters 150 

Moses Peter 150 

Rowland Roberts 100 


100 1 


Frances Daws 

Thomas Williams 

William Stprey ...... 

Richard Lewis . 

Isaac Jones 

John Robert 200 

James David 100 

David Evans 100 

Isaac James 200 

Jenkin Evans 50 

Jenkin Jones. 

Moorland Mannor. 

John Van Buskirke ISO 

Benjamen Cooper 100 

Walller Cumly 100 

John Cumly 100 

John Dorland 

Thomas Pennington . . . 

Samson Davis 

John Li'!' ird ...... 

Jam.V- L.-TpV-r;, .... 

Jo ' pb Cumly 

John Simccck ...... 

David Marp'olo. 

Tbomas Mnrnll 

John Dawson 

William Hancok .... 
Daniel Dawson ..... 
William Murry ..... 

William Mosps 

Standish Ford 

Isaac Tastin 

Richard Marpole ..... 

Garret Winecoap .... 

Henry Cumley ..... 

Peter Likeiug 

Nicholas Gilbert 

Thomas Lojd ...... 

Thomas Wood 

Jeremiah Wall ton .... 

James Hawkins . ... 

Thomas" Wailton . . , . 

Thomas Whitten .... 

John Butcher 

Widvr Dungworth .... 

Cornelius Winecoap . . . 

Thomas Efii Ice 

Patrick Kelly 

Joseph Duflield 

Joseph Vanbuskirke . . . 

Joseph M<Waugh . . . . 

Harman Yerkus 

Theodoms Hall 

Samuel Butcher 

These following are said 

ants but tc whome or what 

possess is not pientioned: 

Daniel Pennington. 

John Kissim. 

Hugh Jones. 

James Wailton. 


1 1 





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:•'. I ' 3 


20 ) 

1 00 


. 50 

. 3 00 

. 100 



to be 

. 100 

. 150 
. 150 
. 50 

Latidh Iders of Philadelphia Cownly, 17, 

Peter Jones. 

James Hillton. 

John Mitchiner. 

John Samuell. 

Mnti ■ ■■ * ims 

Samuel Guj . 

Jacob Ben nit, 

Caleb Wallton. 

Peter Jon: 8. 

John Ames. 

John Ashburnham, 

James Small. 

Samuel Worthinglon. 

George Newell. 

Andrew McGleary. 

Andrew Cook. 

James Erwin. 

Tunas Titus. 

James Cowin. 

James BoppfS. 

Joseph Lewis. 

Francis Steward. 

Thomas McCarty. 

William Roberts's Estate. 

White Marsh. 

Edward Farmer. 
Jonathan Robinson. 
Editb Daws. 
John Anderson, Tennant. 

John Klinkey 150 

Henry Bartinstal 1 70 

Joseph Woolin, Tennant. 
Evan Jones, ibim. 

March ant Maulsby 40 

Nicholas Stigletz 150 

Benjamen Charlesworth .... 200 
John Scull, Tennt 

John Morris 200 

Jonathan Potts 80 

Samuell Gillkey 50 

Josiah White 18 

David Davis 50 

John Petty .......... 500 

Margaret Nichols 200 

'Francis Cawly 50 

David Harry . . 

2 o [j 

William Williams 


Frederick Stone . 


Jopeph Williams . 


Lodwick Knoos . 


Walter Gohone . 


Casper Simons . . 


Jacob Callman . 


Isaa'e Morris . . . 


William Trotter . 


■Tames Stroud . . 


The following th 

i m e 

as the 

: en- 

nants in Moorland. 
Joseph Woolins. 
Evan Jones. 
John Scull. 
John Parkor. 
Henry Rinkard 
John Ramsey, jna* 
Edward Stroud. 
John Ramsey. 


Herirj Steward. 
Thomas Shephard. 
William English. 
Jenkin Davit. 
John Patterson. 
Joscjih Faireis. 
John Coulston. 
Handle Hansell. 
Mathias Ignorance. 

Northern Liberties. 

Benjamen Faireman. 

Anthony Palmore. 

Alixr M c Camon to M°Norris, Tennant. 

William Ball. 

Robert Turner to Jno Oxlcy, Tennant. 

Thomas Chalkly. 

Michael Fether to Balldwin, Tennant. 

John Miridetb to Balldwin, Tennant. 

Fcllj Sickman to Balldwin, Tennant. 

Mirick Davis to Wido Coats, Tennant. 

Daniel Worthington. 

Rudolph Wilkey to Ww Carter, Ten."* 

178 Lmidliolders of Philadelphia CovnUi, 1784. 

Jonatbi n Tatnall 120 

Ezekill Kuttj to WjaRawle, Temiaat. 
Hance Keen. 

John Ranibo. 

- - . ) *<- 'i 

Thomas Griffc. 

Robert So; man to Ra Asheton,Tennt 

Benjamen Mason. 

Isaac Midwinter. 

Isaac Norris. 

Sickmac to Jno Lassele. Xennt 

Thomas Gardinor to Job Goodson, 

John Rigly 160 

Hance Nice. 
Edward Home. 
John Ren haw. 
William Shute. 

Con rod Pensill 4 

"Cornelius Prill C. 

M ounce J u.-:t ; K. 

Juini Justis, 

William Means to W'.u Aliin, Tennt 

Coanas E J fort. 

Marcus Gii nelson 80 

William Palmore. 

Thomas Hood 150 

Wido Mifflin. 

Jacob Dewsbery. 

Frances Jones. 

John Oglebj to Dr. Zacbry, Tennt 

Charles Bead . , 5 

Thomas Goats. 
William Masters. 
Edward Collins. 

William Adams 20 

Timothy Scarf to Stacy Heyey, Tennt 

Mordicay Howell only a Gardine. 

Henry Miller. 

Richard Tyson. 

Peggs Estate. 

Nathanell Pool. 

Joseph linn. 

Richard Allin. 

Michael Hulings. 

William Rakestraw. 

William Coats 100 

Barman Casdrope 10 Jno Comings, 

John Holms. 

Charles Q'uoanj a Small Lott 
Charles West. 
Jacob Dnbree, ju'U' 


Prrncis M c heny, Tetir rat 

Aron Roberts Acres 

, 100 

Job Pugh 


Robert Roger, Tennant. 


Ellis Robert 

. J 00 


Thomas Warner 

5; 00 

Robert Shannon, Tennant. 

J< seph Armstrong ....... 


11 (! 

Nicholas Robinson 


Charles Morris. Tennant. 



William Robinson, Tennant. 


Evan Hughs 



George Hunter 250 

John Joder 200 

John Jodcr, junr 300 

Joas Joder , 150 

John Kimes 100 

Anthony Lee . 400 

Sebastian Groff 10 

Peter Shillpert 200 

Jacob D e plank 100 

Engle Peters 150 

Andrew Baaly 200 

Nicholas Lcsher 150 

Hance Mirtle 150 

Pavid Jones 100 

John Webb 200 

Landholders oj Philadelphia County, 17&4- 


Gi orgc Soon 
Thomas I'l'ia 
John Baprtolei 
' Arnold Hougl na'tle 
Chri fcopli 
Martin Wyler 
Marj Messc rsmitl 
Christian Weeks 
MaximiJion Sheaper 
Isaac Levant . . 
John Collins . . 
George Rutter , . 
Martin Allstadt . 
Peter Furu raid . 
Peter Bingamau . 
Ellis Hugh . . . 
Adam Widnor . . 
Peter Baaly . . . 
George Boon, jn ijV 
John High . . . 
Abraham Levant . 
Phillip Killwoi te 
Samuel High . , 
Jonathan Herbine 
John Snyder . . 
Elizabeth Bartolet 
Samuel Golding . 
John D e Turk . . 
David Caughmau 
John Kearson . . 
Margaret Kearson 
Francis Ratter . . 
John Fisher . . . 
John Lincabah . 
Martin Shinkle . 
Abraham Asheman 
Robert Stapleton 
Benjamen Langwor 
David Garrad , . 
Gabriel Boyer . . 
Benjamen Boon . 
Rudolph Heagler 
John Englebart . 
Sqcire Boon . . . 
John JEJIis .... 
Daniel Wilkinson 




, 100 



2 SO 

Gabriel Wilkinsons Estate 
John Worril] .... 
Char! s Finny . . . 
John Suaiicross . . . 
Joseph Panl .... 
Richan Busby . . . 
Joseph Halls Estate . 
JoSiah Harpers E tate 
Joseph Harper .... 

Erick Keen 

Late Aaron GofFdrths Est 
Charles Harpei . . . 
Robert Adams . . . 
Daniel Roberts . . . 
James Street .... 

Henry Paul 

Isaac Worril .... 
Jonathan Dickinsons E 
> ■. j W?13s 
Charles ffubbs . . . 
Jacob Halls Estate . . 
Richc rd Tulinson . . 
John Keen . . . . . 
Solomon Halls Estate 
Benjamen Cottman 
Thomas Kenton . . . 
John Knowls .... 
Thomas Skidmore . . 
John Seed 

Par&iunk § Maymenc 
Samuel Preston . . . 
John & William Hanis 
John Bankson . . . 
Jacob Bankson . . . 
William & John Stilly 
Mary Lisle Estate. 
Wido Moors Estate. 
Anthony Morris's Estate. 

Peter Keen 

Mary Johnson 

Phillip Johns 

Svanti Bankson . . . . , 
Benjamen Bankson's Estate 
George M c Calis Estate. 


30 C 




2 5 

54 1 ? 






180 Landholders of Philadelphia Coimiy ) 17S4-. 

•:<-\, HeniS 

I'd:.' GOS 

Th< o lo: •'■ fiord 

Doe' So!) 'i s Estate, 

Hi nr .■ Dexter 

Henrj !' coks Estate-. 
Rii I ard Roads ..... 
Chris tophft] Swanson. , . 

John Cox • • 

J i .. oph Lbwns ...... 

Charles Cu:< ....••• 

Wido Rudemans i - ate, 
Thomas Lawrancc-s I : ' ■ : :. 
Ohari* s Brockdens Estate. 
Andrew Hamelton E ; te. 
Joseph Wharton s Estate, 
Wid? Claipole Estate. 
George Em!in Estate. 
William n idmarsh Estate. 
Will: ' i hbotirr Efti '- 

] 00 








Elkmar Miredith 

. . 500 

Eece Williams . 

. . 250 

Benjamen Dicki 

ison , . . 

. . 100 

John Hainer . . 

. . 200 

Joshua Dickinson 100 

John Redwitzer 200 

Peter Croll 100 

Thomas Davis 150 

Isi'.ac Price 328 

Joseph Jones ■, . . . 200 

Mary Davis's Estate 400 

Jonathan Rumford 200 

Henry Bell 100 

Phillip John 200 

John Holton . . 100 

Purkiomen § ShippaJce. 

John Umsted 150 

Herman Umsted 100 

Henry Umsted 100 

Henry Pcnnybakcr 150 

Peter Buan 100 

Hermanus Kustor 150 

Olau ■ Johnson . . . 
Malhias Tyson . . 
Anthony Hallman . 
John Nev.'bery . . . 
^ i bbani Ca&1 ie . . 
Julius Castle . . . 
George Merkle , . . 
Garret 1 ideli .■<■ i . 
Abraham Swaris .. 
Jacob Uptegraff . . 
Jacob Skimer . . . 
Paul Fried .... 
Peter Jansen . . . 
Michael Zeagier . . 
Jacob K olb .... 
Martin Kolb .... 
Peter Kolb . , . . 
Jo'nr: Fried . , . . 
Henry Dentling* r . 
j aeo b Mi.<kle . . 
Benjamen Fry . . . 
Henrj Pawling, jun* 
P&ul Fried, jur.r , 
Hance Detwillei . . 
Maihiaa Jansen . . 
Duboyce's Estate . . 
Richard Jacobs . . 
Nicholas Hicks . . 
Valentine Hun: alter 
William Wyerman . 
Johannes Van Fusse 
Leonard Van Fusscu 
Peter Pennybaker . 
Arnold Van Fussen 
Hance Hyzer , 
John Zibbers . . . 


Casper Stull .... 
John Bidelir .... 
Diiiek Rumsawer . 
Aubery Richerdson . 
Joseph Kicbardson . 
Edward Richerdson 
James Hamer . . . 
Cunnard Rubcll . . 

Landhold' "• ofPhiladelpl ia County, 17S.',.. 181 

Thomas \V yatt . , « . 


Thomas Vallentine . . . 

J 00 

Samuel Lane. , . . . . 


John Jacobs ....... 


. | 

Arnold Frances . . , , 


Thomas Morgan .... 


Morns Lewis 


Henry Pawling .... 


These seven folidwing are tjai 1 to 

hare about 6 -Acres o;' Corn each but 

no Land. 

Thomas Rossetter. 

Henry llolsteine. 

John Edwards. 

Thomas James. 

Evan Pugh. 

Be . en Watkin3. 

John OollingB. 

Phillip Fosse* . . 100 

Robert Dunn ..... 

. .150 

Catherine Castlebury . . 

. ion 

. 98 

Daniel Reea (of Oorne) . 

. 150 

. 100 

John Bull 



"William Lanes Estate . 

Isaac Adams (of Come) 

. 8 

Phillip Chen tie .... 

. 59 

Abraham Adams (of Come 


. 30 

David Phillips .... 


John Wyatt . . . 
Mathias CgpliB . . 
William A Jam-! . . 
Jacob Shrack . . . 
::. . m 

Jacob Millet . . . 
Ja ': Pofeultaa . . 
Richard Jones . . 
Hanical Crisman 
John Flanpall . . . 
Anthony Vandc rsluic 
John II mderick . . 
Hcurj Hooves . . 
Francis Plum . . . 
Baslian Miller 
Thomas How . . . 
Daniel Longacre 
Levi." David . . . 
John George Wag 
1 . : "•*<>: rh . . 
I lanicl Di smond . 
Henry Jones . . 
Joseph Wells . . 


Gi ' Bui'3ton 



Thomas Bees . . 
John Slaughter . 
Saivny Savage . 
Casper Fight . . 
James Williamson, 
Peter Jacobs . . 
Mary Wall ter . . 
Isaac Cook . . . 
Samuel Golditg . 
John Baltj' . . . 
William Levering 
Jacob Levering . 
Andrew Robinson 
Jacob Selzer . . 
Arnold Eambirgor 
George Wood . . 
Danii 1 Birgendolcr 
Peter Righter . 
Bailed Lighter (in Corac) 
Mathew Ilolgato 






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Landholders of Philadelphia County, 17S/ f .. 

William Morgan . . 
John Mack .... 
Glaus Rigktinghouse 

Jacob Rinker . . . 
luathias Jacob? . . 
John Gurury . . . 
Henry Shaub . . . 




Peter Kunz 100 

Garret Clements 150 

Jacob Clement's 100 

John Clements 50 

Hance Michael Wagly 100 

Veltj Crates 100 

Hance Woolybirgc 100 

Jacob Ingres 100 

Ulrick Steffe 50 

Martin Hildibidle 50 Vong .......... 100 < 

Christian Leeman 100 

Hance Adam Mourer 100 

Rudolph Drake 50 

Yost Cope ., 100 

Jacob Ceelcr 100 

Christopher Ankibrant 100 

Andrew Haake 120 

Lodwick Shaver 100 

George Cockier 100 

William Smith 100 

Hance Wyerman 50 

Christiau Aliback 150 

Henry Root 100 

Gabriel Sholer 150 

Phillip Read 50 

Hance Reeif 100 

Hance Cleemer 100 

Andrew Lederach 150 

John Lederach 150 

Jacob Hoffman 100 

Tillman Colb 150 

Hance George Boogar 100 

Nicholas Halideman 100 

Jacob Reeif 150 

George Reeif 100 

Vincent Myor 100 

John Sholl 100 

John Jansen 5 50 

Christian Yonglin 20 

Henry Slingloaf 60 

Hance AVyn del buffer 100 

John Lebo 100 

Abraham Titloe ........ 60 

Johannes Camper 10C 

Andrew Swarts 150 

Galylleffiy Finger 150 

Michael Moll 50 

Christian Crols . 50 

• Christian Stauver 120»^ 

Isaac Kline j30 

Hance Myor 150 

Mathias Haase 100 

Christian Myor 100 

Samuel Myor 100 

Sfimuel Myor, junr 50 

Henry Funk 150 

Jacob Landess 150 

Hance J.lycr, junr 100 

Hance Freet 100 

Jacob Cook 100 

John Henry Snyder ...... 100 

Jacob Pvee3 160 


Joseph Morgan 2 

James Wall i 

John Morgan 1 

Daniel Morgan 

E iniel Williams 

John Edwards ''. 

Joseph Lukins 

Jacob Hill 1 

Hugh Evans 1 

Cadwalador Evans 1 

Christian Weaver 

.Nicholas Lessher 1 

Paul Hendericks i 

Jacob Fry 2 

Peicr Weaver 1 

Peter Tyson 1 

Christian Brinaman 1 

Lawrance Hendericks 1 

Landholders of Philadelphia County, 173Ij,. 


Garret Shrager 100 

Leonard Bcndcricks ,150 

Henry Hendericks 123 

Herman Gatchalk , 100 

John G :" 120 

Gatchalk Gatchalk 100 

Abraham Lukins ■ ..... 200 

Francis Griffith 100 

William Nrsu 50 

Henry Fry &0 

Velty Canfenhiser ....... 23 

Peter Wence, not known. 

WMam Tennis ........ 25 

Jellis Jellis 22 


Harman Greathouse 2G0 

John Greathouse 100 

Sftinuc' Adams ........ 50 

Joshua Harmer ........ 100 

\v illiam Nice 75 

Thomas Silanee 90 

Job Howel Vi> 

Thomas Hicks . 100 

Christopher Ottinger 85 

George Gantz -10 

Alin Forster 100 

Henry Snyder 50 

Adam Read 50 

Hugh Boyd . . 30 

Michael Clime 12 

George Donot SO 


Phillip Beam 200 

Peter Indehaven 200 

Cadwalador Morris 200 

John Rees 150 

William Coulston 100 

Humphry Ellis 50 

William Robinson 150 

Thomas Fitzwalter 150 

Henry Levering . 100 

Alexander Till 
Henry Ounrod 
Jacob Yost . . 
George Franks 
Willi - i Roberta 
Daniel Burne . 
John David . , 
fsiiac Williams 
George Casioncr 
William L.vvid 
Peter lie i or i 
John Thomg-S . 
John Mircle 
Jacob Levering 
Abraham Daws cave 


Robert Jones. 
James B^hie. 
Lawrence Switzer. 
Henry Flower. 
Henry Switzer. 
Leonard Sphear. 
CunrocI Cunrods. 
John T.efevcr. 
John Baine 
Stoffie Trmberman. 
Adam Vanfussen. 
Jacob Ingle. 
Henry Rittinghouse, 
Stephen Steer. 
John V'andersluice. 
Hugh Pugh. 
Peter Keyzer. 
William Robert Fouk. 
Richard Osbourne. 
Dutch Glazier. 


Cunnard Vanfussen. 
William Bustin. 
Daniel Chrisman. 
Anthony Cunnard. 








*Tbis b-:5ng a New Township there Una not yet been any return* of their Land. 

184 Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734.. 

S r 

The foregoeing is a List of the Names of the Freeh ilcl 
with the Number of Acres of Lund that many of them ; 

said to j ; Many ) 3 there are insirted of w 

Lands there has not yet been any account, given, the i 
arc Entered against the respective Lists of Name- ; Her< ; -; 
I have only entered (as I was ordered^ (he Names &c. of the 
ffreeholders in your County of Pliilad a which makes the 
Number of Inhabitants appear so few, But when the Su 
men, Journeymen, & Housekeepers that are not ffreehol ! 
be added to that Number, it then appears that there is Tax- 
able People in the County of Philadelphia 2333 
And in the City 1355 

In all 36SS 

AH which is Humbly presented to Yo r honour- 
by S 1 

Your most humble 

and Obed* Servant 

Jn°- Hyatt. 
To The Hono We 

' Thomas Pekn Esq 1 '- 

Proprietor of the Province 
of Pennsilvania. 



1785, UNTIL 1801. 

John Price, of Philadelphia, from Sarah Price (maiden 
name Bernard); married 26 November, 1774 ; divorced 13 
December. 1785. 

Anthony Felix Weibert from Altathea Wibert ; married 
5 February, 1782 ; at marriage was the widow of John 
Garrison ; divorced in 1788. 

Mary Cordell from James Cord ell, of Gennantown ; mar- 
ried 13 January, 1780; divorced 24 Septembe] 1787. 

William Keith, of Philadelphia, from Ann Keith (maiden 
name Burgess); married 27 August, 1785; divorced 3 
September, 1791. 

Mary Steele from William Steele, of Germantown ; in 
1788 had been married '-'upwards of twenty years;" 
divorced 2 January, 1789. 

John Dicks, of Chester, Pa., from Mary Dicks (maiden 
name Culin) married 14 June, 1763 ; divorced 2 April, 1789. 

Sophia Paulus from Peter Paulus ; married " about the 
month, of October, 1783 ;" divorced 24 September, 1788. 

Joseph Wright, of Lancaster county, from Catharine 
Wright, maiden name Leek ; married 8 September, 1784 ; 
divorced 24 September, 1788. 

Margaret Erben (maiden name Bickley), of Philadelphia, 
from Adam Erbin, married 25 September, 1792 ; divorced 
2 January, 1790. 

Sarah Bossier (daughter of John Garber) from Henry 
Bossier, of Cumberland county; married "about" Decem- 
ber, 1781 ; divorced 2 January, 1790. 


180 Divorces Granted by Supreme <£bw± 

Elizabeth Hare from Daniel Hare; married 11 Nov 
be, 1772; divorced September, 1791. 

Margaret Friday from Henry Friday, of Philadelphia; 
married " about 177S; divorced 2 J*uiu&i f, 1790. 

Phiilipina Fisher (daughter of James Davis, of Cumru 
township, Berks county) from Merchant Fisher, of Berl s 
county : married 17 March, 1788; divorced 3 January, 1791. 

Mary Peyatt (daughter of "Rev. David Philips) from 
Benjamin Peyatt, of Washington county; divorced 24 Sep- 
tember, 1790, 

Sarah Thompson from James Thompson, of Chester 
county; married 23 February, 1768 ; divorced 17 Septem- 
ber, 1791. 

Jane Harris from James Harris, of Paxton township, 
Dauphin county; married 23 May, 1779 ; o'i voiced 3 Jan- 
uary, 1791, 

Elizabeth Black, daughter of Frederick Shingle, from 
James Black ; married about January, 1786 ; divorced 10 
September, 1701. 

Jiine Kinsey from Philip Kinsey ; married ') S November, 
1774; divorced 5 September, 1791. 

Elizabeth McBride from Andrew McBride ; married 
about July, 1789 ; divorced 7 January, 1792. 

Elizabeth Beans from John Beans, of Northampton, 
Bucks county ; divorced 2 January, 1792. 

Frederick Wilhelm Vonderstoot, of Northampton county, 
from Ann Margaret (Reidt) Vonderstoot ; married 10 July, 
1788 ; divorced 18 August, 1791. 

Ann Holland from James Holland, of Philadelphia ; 
married 24 February, 1788 ; divorced 7 January, 1793. 

Juliana Zuber from John Zuber ; married August, 1785 ; 
divorced 2 September, 1793. 

John Martin from Catharine Martin (Heist) ; married 2 
April, 1778; divorced G January, 1794. 

Hannah Miller, of Northumberland county, from James 
Miller ; divorced 7 January, 1794. 

Divorce; Granted by Supreme Court. 187 

Mary Hopps from Samuel Hopps; married 28 Juno, 
1792; divorced 12 December, 1799. 

Maria R. Moore, of Philadelphia, from John Moore ; 
mairi i Si y, 1.795; divoro L September, 1799. 

Catharine Leamon, of Lancaster count), from Samuel 
Leamon ; married about 1702 ; divorced 4 September, 1800. 

Tobias Shurlx, of Northampton bounty, from Charlotte 
(Hartman) Shurtz ; married 6 April, 1785; divorced 6 
April, 1795. 

Philip Shriner, of Newbury, York count)-, from Eliza- 
beth Shriner ; married 31 January, 1786 ; divorced 6 April, 

Mary Allen, of Philadelphia, from Thomas Allen; mar- 
ried 2 October. 1786; divorced 12 December, 1796, 

Agnes Henry, of Lancaster, from Jehu Henry ; married 
18 November, 1792; divorced 14 December, 1795. 

Robert Irwin from Catharine ('Nugent) Irwin ; married 
1 March, 1701 ; divorced 14 September, 1796. 

William Kenley, of Philadelphia, from Catharine Ken- 
ley; married 10 September, 1795; divorced March, 1797. 
Petition states that Catharine Lauer married, 2 Nov. 1777, 
William Cuniers or Cunnius, who removed to South Caro- 
lina, and that in his absence, without a divorce, she mar- 
ried Casper Iseloan, who had another wife at the time, i\nd 
that she married third as above, the said William Kenley, 
no di r orce having been obtained from either the two 
former husbands. 

Mary Pfeiffer, late Mary Nutter, from Peter Pfeiffer, 
o^ Philadelphia; married 29 April, 1779; divorced 8 Jan- 
uary, 1798. 

John Jones, mariner, from Catharine Jones, formerly 
Catharine Collins, widow of Captain James Collins; mar- 
ried 28 April. 1785; divorced April, 1787. 

Elizabeth Clendennin from John Clendennin ; married 
25 Feb., 1779; divorced (from bed and board) 19 Jan., 

183 Divorces Granted by Supreme Court. 

Catharine Conrad from Matthias Conrad : married 27 
January, 1777; divorced 15 July, 1708. 

Valentine Clemens from Catharine Clemens, of Phila- 
delphia; married Id July, 1730; divorced 2 April, 1701. 

Hannah Walpper, of Philadelphia, from David Walpper; 
married 24 December, 1785; divorced. 

Rosanna McKarraher from Daniel McKarraher; mar- 
lied October, 1780 ; divorced 15 June, 1703. 

Rebecca Livingood from Jacob Livingood; married 
October, 1770 ; divorced " from bed and beard " with ali- 
mony, 2 April, 1703. 

Susanna Evans, of Philadelphia, from William Evans ; 
married in 1784; divorced 11 April, 1703. 

Jacob Engleman from Magdalen (Hemich) Engleman ; 
married December, 1701 ; divorced 1 September, 1704. 

Lewis Aiburtus, oi Philadelphia, from Ann (Jiarnot) 
Albertus ; married August, 1702; divorced 5 January, 

George Waggoner, of Lancaster County, from Dorothea 
(Fouike) Waggoner; married 25 February, 1775 ; divorced 
7 September, 1705. 

John Campbell, of Montgomery Township, Franklin 
County, from Rebecca Campbell, daughter of Josiah Clap- 
ham, of Loudon County, Virginia ; married October, 1787 ; 
divorced 14 December, 1705. 

Mary Lloyd, daughter of Henry Fritz, from John Lloyd ; 
married 13 April, 1704 ; divorced 7 September, 1705. 

Mary Bealert from David Bealert, of Middletown, 
Dauphin County ; married 1 Aug., 17G8 ; divorced 14 
Dec, 1705. 

Jane Corvaisier (daughter of Samuel Grove and Jane, his 
wife), of Charleston, South Carolina, from Bartholomew 
Corvaisier; married 2 January, 1780; divorced 7 Septem- 
ber, 1705. 

Mary Trenchard from James Trenchard ; married about 
10 October, 1777 ; divorced 1 April, 1707. 

Divorces Granted by Supreme Con t. 189 

William A.dair, of Philadelphia, from Ann Adair (maiden 
name 1 dayman) ; married 31 July, 1783 ; divorced 21 March, 

Ann Crosby, oi Philadelphia, from Elisha Crosby ; mar- 
ried 27 June, 1787 ; divorced o September, 1796. 

Dorothy Loller, of Philadelphia, from Alexander Loller; 
married 18 February, 1770; divorced March, 1798. 

Catharine Griscom from George Griscom ; married 28 
July, 1785 ; divorced 20 December, 1797. 

Hannah Updegrave, of Montgomery Co., from Joseph 
Updegrave; married 4 September, 1791; divorced 28 
Marc]), 1798. 

William Britton from Catharine Britton (maiden name 
Smith); married about 23 September, 1794; divorced 20 
December, 1797. 

Cornelius Mayer from Catharine Mayer (maiden name 
Kendrlck), of township of Conostogoe. county of Lancaster ; 
married 1 November, 1791 ; divorced 7 September, 1798. 

Margaret McCrea, of Philadelphia, from William Archi- 
bald McCrea; married 5 June, 1784 ; divorced 2D March, 

Margaret Nusam (maiden name Matthews), of Washing- 
ton County, Penna., from Richard Nusam ; divorced 29 
December, 1798. 

Abraham Moyer, Northampton County, from Mary Mover 
(maiden name Donut) ; divorced 10 December, 1798. 

George Gardner, the younger, of borough of Reading, 
Berks County, from Margaret Gardner ; divorced 27 March, 

Mary Burk, of Philadelphia, from William Burk ; mar- 
ried July, 1795 ; divorced 29 December, 1798. 

Ann Blaney from Edward Blaney ; married 4 May, 1797 ; 
divorced 27 December, 1788. 

John Stenman from Maria Christina Stenman ; married 
5 March, 1794 ; divorced 10 December, 1799. 

William Henderson, of Franklin County, from Mercy 

190 Divorces Grouted by Supreme Court. 

Henderson (Mercy Viol, widow, of Philadelphia) ; divorced 
15 September, 1798. 

Catharine Copeland, of Dauphin County, from Robert 
Copeland; married 17 April, 1792; divorce] 28 Decero 
ber, 1798. 

Ann Dunning from Dennis Dunning: married 4 .Sep- 
tember, 1789; divorced 29 March, 1799. 

John Lovingyer, of Philadelphia, from Louisa Lovingyer 
(maiden name Ellenberg) ; married March, 1796 ; divorced 
12 December, 1800. 

Jacob Gideon from Mary Gideon (maiden name Grace); 
married 17SG ; divorced 16 March, 1801. 

Ann Catharine Heger from Philip Heger, of township of 
Northern Liberties, Philadelphia County; divorced 17 
March, 1801. 

Mary Ann DoacI, of Philadelphia (maid - . ''■' 

der), horn Robert J. Dodo! ; married .7 February, 170? ; 
divorced 21 March, 1801. 

Mary Davis, of Philadelphia County, from Benjamin 
Davis, late of the same county; married upwards of 25 
years; divorced 4 September, 1800. 

Jacob Painter from Eve Painter; divorced September, 

Richard Stout, of township of Frankford, Philadelphia 
County, from .Rachel Stout; married about 1 March, 1798 ; 
divorced 1 September, 1800. 

Philip Ducomb, of Allegheny County, from Catharine 
Ducomb (maiden name McLocklin); divorced 16 March, 

Jacob Hantz, of York County, from Elizabeth Hantz 
(maiden name SheafFer); married about four years past; 
divorced March, 1801. 

Elizabeth Alexander (maiden name Woolley) from 
George Alexander; mar-led about five years ago; divorced 
1 September, 1800. 

Johanna Browne from William Browne, of township of 

Divorces Granted by Supreme '' 19i 

Northern Liberties; married many years ago; divorced 8 
September, 1800. 

Susanna Sheifley from George Sheifley, late nf Philadel- 
phia County; married 20 May, 1795; divorce-.; 16 March, 

Elizabeth Hesser from John Hesser, late of Philadelphia 
County; married about fifteen years ago; divorced 25 
March, 3801. 

John Mullbwny, of Philadelphia, from Catherine Mul- 
lowny (maiden name Quinlin); married 14 May, 1739; 
divorced 1 September, 1794. 

Elizabeth Bishopberger from Jacob Bishopberger the 
younger; married ''■'• April, 1783: divorced March, 1796. 

Mary Flinn from Richard Fliiln, Philadelphia County ; 
married 8 November, 1793; divorced April, 1796. 

Reuben Bennett, Philadelphia County, from Charlotte 
Bennett (maiden* name Brogden) ; married 3 November, 
1793 ; divorced 21 December, 1796, 

Deborah Bellot, of Philadelphia, from Peter Beliot ; ma] 
ried 13 December, 1795 ; divorced September, 1799. 

Lucy Biyant (daughter of John Ansley) from Prince 
Bryant, late of Wallenpapeck settlement, Northampton 
County; married about seventeen years ago; divorce 
March, 1797. 

George Rose, Borough of Heading, Berks County, from 
Catherine Rose (maiden name Boyer) ; married 1792 , 
divorced 1796. 

Mary Murray, of Philadelphia, from Robert C. Murray ; 
married 16 February, 1797 ; divorced 23 March, 1798. 

Daniel Bender, of Philadelphia, from Elizabeth Bender 
(maiden name Albrecht) ; married S June, 1794 ; divorced 
March, 1800. 

Eleanor Pettit from Samuel Pettit, late of Chester 
County; married aboul seven years ago; divorced 19 
March, 1800. 

Nancy Council (maiden name Cox) of Philadelphia, from 

192 Divorces Granted by Supreme Court. 

William Council; married 20 December, 1788; divo 
24 December, 1800. 

Catherine Bernhart, of York County, from Jacob Bern- 
hart ; married about 17 years ago , divorced 8 Septeml c, 

Charlotte Castle from Joseph Castle of Philadelphia; 
married 14 June, 1784 ; divorced 20 March, 1798. 

John Honorary from' Mary Ann Honoraty (maiden name 
Oates) ; married 11 September, 1785 ; divorced April, 179G. 

James Gamble from Elizabeth Gamble ; divorced 6 April, 

Gabriel Blakeney, of "Washington County, from Mary 
Anne Blakeney ; divorced 11 May, 1798. 

Phoebe Glous, of Philadelphia, from William Glous; 
married 19 July, 179G ; divorced 28 December, 1799. 

Jacob Stiteler, of Chester County, from Mary Stiteler 
(maiden name Carnahan) ; married 1 April, 1795 ; divorced 
27 March, 1800. 



It must always remain a matter of surprise to the in- 
quirer into the social history of Pennsylvania that in so 
well ordered a government as that designed by the founder, 
no provision should have been made for the registry of 
births, marriages and burials occurring in the Province. 
While in the 22d section of the " Laws agreed upon in 
England," April 22d, 1682, it is provided that "there 
shall be a register of births, marriages, burials, wills and 
letters of administration distinct from the other registry," 
no such registry was instituted. That the need for such 
was soon felt may be inferred from the passage of an act in 
1700, "That iho registry now kept or winch may here- 
after be kept by an}^ religious society in their respective 
meeting book or books, of any marriage, birth or burial 
within this province or territories hereof, shall be held 
good and authentic, and shall be allowed upon all occa- 
sions whatsoever." This appears to be the earliest legisla- 
tion upon this subject, and was only partial in its benefits, 
These records, however, assumed a special value by virtue 
of it, and were the only records maintained until early in 
the present century. 

The issuing of marriage licenses, although commenced as 
early as 1G82, appears to have met with much opposition, 
not only as to the legal right of the Proprietor to issue them 
but to the benefits sought to be obtained thereby. No less an 
authority than Bishop White, in his correspondence with 
Governor Mifflin in 1700, contends that ibe law facilitates 
the accomplishment of the evils it was intended to prevent. 


194 Genesis of the Board of Health. 

While a list of the marriage licenses issued by the Pro- 
vincial Secretary has been preserved, no record exists of 
the marriages thus authorized. 

The Board of Health of the city of Philadelphia was 
organized in 1704, hut its powers were limited to the estab- 
lishment of Quarantine regulations for the Port and to the 
prevention of infectious and contagious diseases; it was not 
until April 1. 1803, that an act was passed prescribing that 
the burials in the public ground should be reported weekly 
to the Board of Health ; this Act was repealed by the Act 
of March 17, 1S00, which among other things provided 
that all. burials in the city should be reported weekly, and 
requiring that no burial should be permitted except upon 
the production of a writing signed by the attending physi- 
cian, or by a member of the household in which the de- 
ced : i ! ', giving th name of tin de cased, age i I 
cause of death. Under this Act returns were made with 
more or less accuracy, and from them a statement of the 
annual mortality was compiled and published ; no provision, 
however, was made for their registry. 

By the Act of 29 January, 181S, the reporting of burials 
weekly to the Board of Health was extended to all burial 
grounds in the County of Philadelphia. This Act was still 
further improved by the Act of April 1, 1819, by which 
practitioners of midwifery were required to register their 
names and residences at the Health Office under a penalty 
of fifty (50) dollars. It was not until 1821 that any at- 
tempt appears to have been made to publish the number of 
births occurring annually. These statements show the sex 
and total number of births — this information was obtained 
by visiting physicians, and ascertaining from them the 
number of accouchments they had attended, and were, 
doubtless, very incomplete. 

The first registry of the decedents by name was com- 
menced in 1832; from then until 1838 the record is 
meagre. From January 1, 1838, until July 1, 1800, the 

Genesis of the Board of Health, 105 

record is more complete, and gives in addition to the name, 
the age, cause of death, attending physician, and place of 

The Registration Act of March 8, 1SG0, became operative 
on the first day of the succeeding July, and is the Act 
under which registration is made at the present time ; it 
embodies all of the best features of previous legislation, and 
extends the same to tho registration of clergymen, alder- 
men or magistrates, sextons and others, and provides for 
the reporting of births monthly, giving the name of the 
child, date of birth, color, place of birth, names of parents, 
and occupation of father. Marriages show the names of 
the contracting parties, residence, nativity, age, color, name 
of person performing the ceremony, denomination and 
place of residence. 

Certifies i< of death are as heretofore, with the addition 
of the nativity of the decedent, and, when a minor, the 
names of the parents. This Act applies to the city of Phil- 
adelphia only, and it is well to note here that until 1870 no 
law upon this subject applied to any other portion of the 

In 1870 an act was passed very similar in its provisions 
to the Act of 1SG0, for the city of Pittsburgh. Under the 
Act of June 8, 1885, " The State Board of Health and Vital 
Statistics " was organized. It further provided for the es- 
tablishment of Boards of Health in the various towns and 
boroughs of the State, authorizing such boards to establish 
registry offices ; but as the organization of the local boards 
is not compulsory, it may likely be many years before its 
benefits extend to every portion of the Commonwealth. 

In the early days of the Province, and until a generation 
after the close of the war for Independence, burial grounds 
were usually owned by the various church congregations, 
and were very frequently adjacent to the church ; tho pub- 
lic ground was more truly a public ground than is implied 
by that term at the present time, and while in a sense it 

196 Genesis of the Board of Health. 

was a Potter's Field, as it was sometimes called, neverthe- 
less was the place of sepulture of others than those who 
were, perforce interred therein at the public charge, being the 
usual place foi the burial of strangers, or of thos< : o\ 
ciated with any religious society. 

The opposition to burial away from the precincts of any 
church, or in undenominational grounds, was strongly 
manifested about the period of the establishment of the 
Philadelphia Cemetery or " Bonaldson's Ground," as it. is 
more usually called, hut in course of time the prejudice died 
out, and some of the most picturesque sites have been dedi- 
cated to tins purpose. 

An account of Registration in Philadelphia would be in- 
complete without reference to the valuable collection of 
moKtuary statements published annually by the Parish of 
Christ Church and S. Peter's, and including the baptisms 
and marriages, commencing with that Parish in 1742. It 
finally included returns from all available sources, and, with 
the exception of the years covered by the war of the Revo- 
lution, extended to the year 1808, when the official publi- 
cation vested in the. Board of Health. Thus by private 
means giving to the community the most valuable statisti- 
cal accounts of the movement of population and of the con- 
ditions of health for upwards of seventy years. 

The public records now preserved are as follows : 

Marriages. From July 1, 1800. None recorded prior to 
that date. 

Births. From July 1, 1800. None recorded prior to 
that date. 

Burials. None prior to 1803. 

1803. Incomplete returns of burials in the Public Ground. 

1804. No record. 

1805. Incomplete returns of burials in the Public Ground. 
1800 to 1834. About 90,000 certificates not recorded. 
1834 to July 1, 18G0. About 200,000 certificates re- 

Genesis of the Board of Health. 197 

July 1, 1860, to the present time. Complete record?. 

In conclusion, it cannot fail to excite our wonder that so 
important an element in the history of our community as 
these records should have been neglected, and that while 
from the earliest times ample provision should have been 
made for the registering of wills and deeds, which affect but 
a limited number of individuals, these no less important 
records, which affect each individual in the community in 
his person as well as Lis property, should hove been over- 
looked. Gabriel Thomas, in his '"'History of Philadelphia 
and the Provinces, 1697," says, ''Of Lawyers and Physi- 
cians I shall say nothing, because the Country is very 
beautiful and healthy," and this may account in part for 
the absence of early registration laws. 

December 19, 1898. 

[The statement on- page 193, that no early registry of births, deaths, and 
marriages, was established, requires modification. Such registries were estab- 
lished in Bucks and Philadelphia Countie3 at least, but were cot kept np 
many years. See Battle's Hist. Bucks Co., p. 681-2. — Ed.] 

PENNSYLVANIA : 1684-1^98. 

In England the probate of wills and granting letters of 
administration was one of the functions of the ecclesiastical 
branch of the government ; to which fact we are doubtless 
indebted for the old form, by which iha Register, ; ' Desiring 
that the Goods, Rights and Credits which were of the De- 
ceased may be well and truly administered, Converted and 
Disposed of to pious uses/' appoints seme one "in whose 
fidelitie for y e use aforesaid I verie much confide," to ad- 
minister (o the estate. 

By virtue of his charter, William Penn was authorized to 
establish an office for the probate of wills and granting of 
letters of administration (Art. V.), and amongst the laws 
agreed upon in England, between Perm and his prospective 
colonists, it was provided : 

"Twenty-second. That there shall be a register for 
births, marriages, burials, wills, and letters of administra- 
tion, distinct from the other registry. 

"Twenty-third. That there shall be a register for all 
servants, where their names, time, wages, and days of pay- 
ment, shall be registered." 

These provisions were re-enacted in " The Great Law or 
The Body of Laws " passed at Chester, alias Upland, the 
7th of December, 1G82, (Chaps. 47, 48), but were abrogated 
by William and Mary, King and Queen, in 1693. 

A Register General for the Province was appointed, who 
in turn might appoint deputies in the different counties, of 
which there were but Philadelphia, Chester and Bucks until 
1729. There is some evidence that a deputy was appointed 
for Chester County, but no records of his office, prior to 
1714, have been found. Wills and administrations prior 


Early Registry of Wills in Bucks County 199 

to this date will, with few exceptions, be found in Philadel- 

An Act of Assembly wag passed June 7th, 1712, reciting 
that an act passed in 1705 directed the Register General to 
appoint deputies in each county, but that " no register has 
been commissi onated and deputies constituted in each 
count}', as the said act directs.'' The later act reaffirms 
tbe duty of the Register General to appoint deputies, and 
under this law a Registry of Wills was permanently estab- 
lished in the counties of Chester and Bucks. Even after 
this date many wills from these counties were probated in 
Philadelphia, it appearing to be optional with executors to 
take this course. After tbe Revolution, each county had 
its Registry of Wills, independent of all others. 

Bucks County, however, possessed a deputy Register in 
the person of Phmehas Pemberton, who tilled the office 
from 1684 until the abrogation of tbe iaw under which be 
was. appointed. He also kept a registry of arrivals irj the 
Province, with some marriages, births and burials. His 
records are contained in three small volumes, now becom- 
ing much worn and somewhat illegible. During bis term 
tbe office of Register General was filled successive])' by 
several persons, from whorn he derived his authority. 

200 Abstract of Early Bucks County Wills. 

A Registry of Alt, Wills, Letters of Administration 
and the Names ue Executors, Guardians and Trustees 


The Countie oe Bucks in the Province or 


Begun on the tenth Day of the tenth month in . 

The Fourth Yeare of the Proprietaries 

Government Annoque 


The Commissions granted by Christopher Taylor, Reg- 
ist r Generall, to Phinehas Femberton loc holding the Regis- 
ter's Office for the County of Bucks in the Province of 
Pennsilvania: recorded the l0' lL - day o: the 10 tfl month 

To Phineas .Pemberton of the Countie of Bucks, 
Greeting : 

(Seal.) By virtue of that Anthoritie derived to me from 
the Proprietary and Govemour of Pennsilvania to Officiate 
as Register Generall of Pennsilvania and the Counties of 
Kent and Sussex, being Part of the Territories of the same, 
I appoint thee to be my Deputie in the aforesaid dffice for 
the said County of Bucks in the Province aforesaid ; That 
is from henceforth to write and Register all contracts and 
Certificates of Marriage, to register Births and Burialls and 
the Names of all Servants that are or shall come into the 
said County, their time of Service, Payment and Freedom e , 
And I doe hereby Impower thee to receive Fees Established 
by Lav. for the same : To hold the said office as my Deputie 
so long as thou shalt well behave thy self therein. 

Chris : Taylor. 

Given at Philadelphia 
23. 4 mo. 1683. 

Abstract of Early Bach County Wills. 201 

To Phjneas Pemberton: 

By the Authentic derived fco race from the Pyopriei 
and Governour of Ponnsilvania I depute and appoint thee 
to he Register of tl e Couniie of Bucks In Pennsilvania; 
that is to prove all Wills and grant all Letters of Admin- 
istration and to make all certificates of Marriages and Reg- 
ister the same, and to Register the Names of all the free 
men that are or shall come into the aforesaid County and 
of Servants and their contracts with their Masters and time 
of Service and Freedorne : All Births and Burialls and to 
take Fees established by Law and what is equitable where 
the Law is Silent in that matter, and to do all things which 
may he comprehended in the office to thy former Reputa- 
tion. And to continue in the Registers office a? abovesaid 
so long as thou shalt well behave thy self. 

Christo: 'i AYLOR, 

Register Generall. 

( His \ From Philadelphia the 25th 

I Seal J day of the 5th month 1684. 

County of Bucks in the Province of Pennsilvania. 

The Letters of Administration granted to Nicholas Wain 
and Robert Heaton, both of Neshaminah in the Countie 
aforesaid upon the Estate of Alexander Giles, late of Nesh- 
aminah aforesaid, the lOlli day of the 10th month, 1684. 

Whereas Nicholas Wain & Robert Heaton in the County 
and Province aforesaid did the day of the date hereof ap- 
peare before me Phineas Pemberton, deputy Register for 
the said County of Bueks, desiring to take out Letters of 
Administration upon the Estate of Alexander Giles of the 
aforesaid County, and having given in and attested an In- 
ventory of the Estate of the said Alexander Giles w th suffi- 
cient Securitie to pay his Debts and dispose of the remainder 
according to Law. I do by vertue of my Commission from 
Christopher Taylor, Register generall of the said Province 

202 Abstract of Early Bucks County Will*. 

and part of Hie Territories grant Letters of Administration 
to the s a Nicholas Wain & Robert Heaton for the Ends and 
Purposes aforesaid under my hand and the County Seal the 

Day aforesaid. 

Pkinsas Pemberton. 

Deputy Register. 

Registered the 12 th day 
of the 11th month 

The Administration Granted on Thomas Walmsley's 
Whereas Elizabeth Walmsley of Neshaminah in the 
County and Province aforesaid did the Day of the Date 
hereof appeare before me Phinehas Pemberton, Deputy 
Register for the said County of Bucks desiring to take 
out 1 iters of Administration upon the Estate of Thomas 
Walmsley, 1 her late husband, of the aforesaid Countie, 
having given in and attested an Inventory of the Estate of 
the said Thomas Walmsley with sufficien-t securitie to pay 
his Debts and Dispose of the remainder according; to Lav- I 
do by vertue of my Commission from Christopher Taylor, 
Register Generall for the said Province and Part of the 
Territories grant Letters of Administration to the said 
Elizabeth Walmsley to the Ends & purposes aforesaid. 
Given under my hand and the County Seal y e 10 th 10 mo: 

Phinehas Pemberton, 

Deputy Register. 

( Registered the 12th of 1 

I 11th mo: 1684. J 

1 Cuthbert Ilayhurst, wife and family, Nicholas Walne, wife and three chil- 
dren, Thorn: Wriglesworth and Alice, his wife, Thom: Walmsley, Elizabeth 
his wife and Tho: Croasdill, Agnes his wife and six children, Tho: Stackhouse, 
his wife, Ellin Cougill, widdow and her children, and Will"' Hayhurst are 
recommended by a certificate from Friends at Settle Monthly Meeting, York- 
shire, dated 7th of 4th mo. 1682. It is claimed that these persons were pas- 
sengers on "The Welcome.'' The records of Middletown Monthly Meeting 
show that " Thomas Walmsley [was] Ihiried about y° ll* Day of y c 10 " i lonth 
1682." His widow, being about to marry John Purslow, took measures to 
settle the estate of her first husband. 

Abstract of Early Buck* County Wills. 


An Account of the goods of Thomas W 

In Bedding. 

Cutions .... 
in brass pewter & i Iron pot 
in wood ware 
in Iron ware 

in boxes .... 
in Remnant of Sin if . 
A debt .... 
i Share & Culture 
in Sheets .... 
one Saddle & pillion . 
one mare att 

2 heifers at .... 
1 Sow & piggs att 
250 Ackers of Land not prized 

Apprized by 

James Dillwortii 
David Davis. 

ilmsley late of this 














































Administration was granted on the estate of Thomas 
Crosdale to his widow, Agness Crosdale, of Neshaminah. 
10th of 10th mouth 1684. Registered 12th of 11th month 

Inventory, taken and Aprized by James Dillworth and 
Thomas Constable, 8th of 10th month 1684, £47 : 09 : 00. 
500 Ackers of Land not prized. 

Will of Henry Comely of the County of Bucks, being 
weak of Body. To wife, Joan Comely, one third of all per- 
sonal estate, both goods and Chattells : To daughter Mary 
100 acres of uncultivated land or the value thereof: To son 
Henry the remaining two thirds of goods and chattels, and 

204 AMraci of Early Bucks County Wills. 

particularly one feather bed and appurtenances; together 
with 200 acres of land bought bj me of the Governour, be- 
side the house and hundred acres which I now live in. 
Last!) I iv i dnat( id appoint ::\; Friends Edm a Ben ' ' 
David Davis and William Paxtone to be my sole executors 
and to oversee my said son, into whose care I commit him 
and the most fitt time for him to receive his said Portion, 
with the Advice of Friends of the Monthly Meeting. 
Dated 20 of 2d mo. 1084. 

"Witnesses: James Paxson, George Shaw. 

Administration granted 10th of 4th month 1685, to 
David Davis. 

Inventory of the Goods of Henry Comely, deceased the 
Thirteenth day of the third month 1684, Prized the 
Elleventh of Seventh month 1684, by Rob 1 . Hall and James 
Paxtone. £l'/G : Go ; 05. 

Will of William Bennet of Longford in the Parish of 
Hammondsworth in the County of Middlesex, yeoman. 

To daughter Mary Chaundlcr, the wife of Thomas 
Chaundler, one shilling : To daughter Elizabeth Beimel 
twenty pounds within one year after my decease ; also 200 
acres of Ground out of the Ground that shall, hereafter be 
alloted unto me in Pennsilvania : To three daughters, 
Rebecka. Anne and Sarah, one shilling each: To daughter 
Rebecka 200 acres of Ground as above : To daughter Anne 
200 acres, ditto : To daughter Sarah 200 acres, ditto : To 
son William Bennet one shilling : To daughter Rebecka 
£30 within a year after my decease : To daughters Anne 
and Sarah, ditto. Residue to wife, Rebecka, who is ap- 
pointed executrix. 

Dated 9th of August 1683. Witnesses, Thomas Turner, 
his mark, T., Thomas Burromby. Proved in common form 
and recorded 12th 9 mo. 1685. Administration granted to 
Rebecka Bennet, of Bucks County, widow of William 

Abstract of Early 'Such County Wills. 205 

Bennefy who died the 19th of the first month 1684, and 
who made proof of the will by Testimony of Elizabeth 
Lundy : also produced an inventory by Henry Baker and 
Lyonel Brittan, attested appraisers for this Count}', and 
giving sufficient securitie. 

A true copy of the aprizement & Inventory of the Goods 
& Chattels of Will m Bennet, deceased, late of the County of 
Bucks, in the Province of Pennsilvania, as allso an ace. 1 of 
the number of Ackers of his land. £64 - 00 - 0G. 

200 ackers of Land seated & surveyed. 

400 Ackers of Land surveyed & unseated. 

600 Ackers of Land unsurveyed. 

Taken & aprized the 16 day of the 2 mo. 1685. V Henry 
Baker, Lyon el Brittan. 

Another inventory — name illegible — appraised by James 
Dillworth and Thomas Constable. 

Administration on Estate of Francis Andrews of the 
County of Bucks, granted 10th of 10th mo. 1685, to Eliza- 
beth Andrews of Neshaminah, his widow, she producing an 
inventory and giving securitie. Registered 12th of 12th 
mo. 1685. 

Inventory of Francis Andrews, deceased on or about the 
10th day of 5 month 168 (torn). 

Imp. 100 ackers of Land, . 05 00 00 

Wearing apparell . 01 00 00 

Witness our hands, Bob 1 Hall, David Bowel. 

Will of Henry Gibbs of the County of Bucks, carpenter : 
I have 130 acres of land, more or less, in said county 
which I give to my wife Elizabeth, together with most part 
of my movable goods, and appoint her sole Executrix. 

Daughter Elizabeth Gibbs to Anne Harrison for the term 
of two years, and the said Anne Harrison at the End of the 

206 Abstract of Early Bucks County Wills. 

Term to lei her go free with as good Cloths as she hath 
now, and my desire is that the said Anne Harrison should 
look to ray wife as long as she is sick and cannot do for her 
selfe until the next Spring, paying for what she hath. 1 
desire that Edmond Lovct should take my son John Gihb 
for two years. 

To wife Elizabeth all my bills and bonds, to receive all 
and pay all : To son John Gibbs a good set of working 
tooles, that is to say, carpenter tooled, and one stuff suit of 
Cloths and a new hat and stockings and two pair of English 
shoes and two new shirts, three white neckloaths and four 
speckled one- and four handkerchiefs; Also one bed and 
one holster and two Blankets and a Rugg that I had of the 

To daughter Elizabeth Gibbs one new Gown and Petti- 
coat and a new pair of English shoes and a new pair of 

John Bainbridge owes me seven shillings and six pence 
which I leave to my wife. 

My desire is that Edmond Lovet and Phinebas Pember- 
ton should prize my goods and give a note of the particu- 
lars to my wife. 

Witnesses, John Kinsey, Jacob Turner. No date. 

Administration granted to Elizabeth Gibbs, widow, 16th 
10 mo. 1685, she producing an inventory and giving 

Inventory apprized 4th of 10 mo. 1685 (four pages closely 

130 ackers of land att . . 08 00 00 

Sawed & squared timber towards a 

frame for the house . . 03 00 00 

The Creditors of the aforesaid Henry Gibbs : 

Charles Brigham, . . . 05 00 00 
John Bainbridge, . . . 00 07 00 
Phinebas Pemberton, . . 02 00 00 

John Richardson, ... 02 10 00 

Abdncd of Early Buds County Wills. 207 

Sett of Carpenters tools laid together for the use of Ids 
son John Gibbs, (22 articles in all) . 05 09 02 

These took following were supposed to be the Governor's, 
bavh ; bl c Go • n or's marl? on them, ■'hoy therefore were 
given in the custody of Henry Gibbs. (Then follows the 

The following tools tho not marked yet informed by his 
sonno to be the Governor's Tools, (List given.) 

The total of Henry Gibbs Estate, £05 - 09 - 00. 

Taken and apprized the day aforementioned by Edmund 
Lovet, Thomas Woolf & Phinehas Pemberton. Recorded 
the 10th 10 mo. 1685. 

Nuncupative will of William IIiscock, of the County of 
Bucks, 21st of 1 mo. 1685. 

To Josua Bore his wearing Cloths for his trouble in sick- 
ness of testator. To John Webster his plantation, paying 
for the improvements thereon eight pounds, except his 
Goods and debts hold out to be more than he owed, that 
then some small matter should be returned to said Web- 
ster. To Robert Lucas and Josua Boar aforesaid each one 
Flitch of Bacon. The overplus of his Estate, if any, he- 
gave to such as had the greatest need thereof within the 
County of Bucks. 

Witnesses. Joshuah Boafe's mark. 

Margaret wife of the said Joshua's mark. 

Administration granted Sth of 11 ma 1685, to William 
Beakes and Robert Lucas, both of Bucks County, they pro- 
ducing inventory. 

Inventory taken and apprized the 24th day of 10 mo 
1685, by William Biles, Samuel Darke and Richard Ridg- 
way, who were attested. 

At Robert Lucas house some small 

things, 00 00 00 

At Joshua Boare's House 4 deer skins, 00 12 00 

208 Abstract of Early Bucks County Wills. 

2 match. coates, 20 lbs P. aw skin?. 

Sent down the River by Francis Steevens some 20 

p r j r Horse Hopples at Rich 3 Ridgways. 

Credits of Will" 1 Hiseock: 
Lawrence Banner John Pidcock 

John Clowes Isaac Purges 

Ralph Siddwel) George Brown 

Man Ackerman Robert Lucas 

Randolph Blackshaw John Webster 

Hugh Staniland Philip Conway 

Samuel Darke Gilbert Wheeler 

Will of John Woiithington, of the Parish of Cheadle in 
Old England. Dated 16th Jan. 1684. 

The Lord having been pleased to visit me with a sore 
pining sickness'hy means whereof my Body is much weak- 
ned, do think it good to set my Goods with other things in 
order which I have with me in the good snip called Friend- 
ship of Liverpoole. Jacob Hall and William Kenerly to 
he executors. 

To mother, Dorothy Worthington, a pair of silver clasp: : 
To my brother Roger my seal of silver : To broil: or Roger 
and brother Henry and to my sister Anne AVorthington all 
residue of estate, goods or moneys, that I have now in the 
ship. Sister Ann to have above her share my gold ring. 
Executors to sell all except the clasps, seal and ring and 
divide the money between brothers Thomas [Roger?] and 
Henry and sister Ann. 

Witnesses : Peter Dix, Bartholomew Coppock, Will 13 

Probate 8th of 11 mo. 1685. Administration granted, 
same date, to Jacob Hall, of Bucks County, yeoman, on 
estate of John Worchington, who deceased at sea Coming for 
this province the 17th day of the llth montb 1884 ; he 

Abstract of Early Bucks County Wills. 209 

producing an inventory taken on board the Friendship of 
Liverpool; William Kennerly having refused to administer. 
Inventory aprized at sea the 17th of January 1084. 
.■'• mount, in English money, £17 - 19 - 00. 

I was present when "$H or all cf the above Goods were 
vallued and knowe that they were vallued Lowe and as 
English money price and were the first cost in England. 
Witness my hand JOHN FULLER. 

The whole sum above in money of Pennsylvania comes to 
22 - 08 - 09. 

Recorded 8th day of the 11th month 1085. 

Administration on estate of John Ackerman of Bucks 
County, granted 27th of 12 mo. 1085, to Mary Ackerman, 
his wiaow, she having given securitie. 

Inventory apprized 22d day of 7th mo. 1085, by William 
Biles, Robert Lucas, Richard Ridgway, Henry Margerum 
(his mark) and John Wood. Recorded 27th 12 mo. 168& 

Thus far I have given an ace* to C. Taylor the i day of 
the 3 mo. 1080. 

Will of Ralph Smith, dated 9th of 2 mo. 16S5. 

After my house is built and paid for the remainder of 
money to be given to sisters Jane Lloyd and Susannah 
Pikes, of Shaules Town in New England. My 110 acres of 
land next Robert Hall, Richard Lundy and Edmund 
Lovett to be sold and the money divided between my two 
sisters. My horse to my friend James Harrison. Exec- 
utors, friends James Harrison and James Atkinson. To 
sister Susanna my linens, woolens, apparrell and tools. 

I give my 193 acres of land backwards of the Governour's 
Mannor, called little money hill, with a new house now to 
be built b}* agreement with Charles Brigham, to Priscilla 
wife of John Rowland and at her decease to her natural rela- 
tions before marriage, as she shall be minded to give it unto. 

210 Abstract of Early Bucks County Wills. 

Witnesses: John Martin, Richard Willson (his mark), 

J0 U CM ark 

Will produced by James Harrison, 27th of 3 mo. 1685. 
together with Inventory taken 20th 5 mo. L685, by Henry 
linker and Lyonel Brittain, attested appraisers for this 
County. Letters granted to James Harrison, James Atkin- 
son halving refused to act. 

Recorded 20th 3 mo. 168G. 1 

Will of Thomas Wi©elswortii, now living upon Nesh- 
aminah Creek in Pennsilvania. Dated loth 9 mo. 1682. 

To all ray Brothers and Sisters Children five shillings 
each if demanded. Wife, Alice, to be whole Executrix and 
to have all residue of estate. Made his mark, T. W. 

Witnesses: Nicholas Wain, Alexander Giles. 

Recorded 24th 3 mo. 1686. 

Administration granted 24th 3 mo. 1686, to Allis Wigel- 
stone of the county of Bucks, widdow of Thomas Wigels- 
worth, she having proved the will 4th of 12 mo. last and 
produced inventory made 11th of first month 1683, by 
Nicholas Wain, James Dillworth, Thomas Stakehous and 
John Eastbourn. 

Inventory, by Nicholas Walln, James Dillworth, Th( mai 
Stackhouse and John Eastburne, Registered 27th 12 mo. 
1685. 300 acres of land, £50. Personal estate, £99 - 09 - 06, 
of which there was in money £22-02-06, and a pack of 
English Goods, £55. 

Commission from Robert Turner, William Framptoe 
& William Southebe (Commissioners of the Register Gen- 
erally office) to Phinehas Pemberton for holding the Reg- 
ister's office for the County of Bucks. 

By vertue of a. Commission by the President & 

(Seal) Provincial Council hearing date the sixth Day of 

the fifth Month 16S6, Impowe-ring us Robert 

1 "Ralph Smith the gouernors gardiner was burred att the buring place in 
the point the 5th day 3 mo. 1685." — Registry of Burials. 

Abstract of Early Bucks County Willi. 211 

Robert Turner, William Frampton & William Southersby 
or any one of us to Execute y e Gfftce of Register general of 
the Province of Pennsilvania & Territories tfrereunto be- 
ing; the County of New Castle only except' !, Wee do 
hereby Authorize & appoint Thee Phinehas Pemberton 
Deputy Register of the County of Bucks in y e Province of 
Pennsilvania to act & do all things within y e County afore- 
said that doth appertaine to that office & receive the Fees 
that by Law doth thereunto belong, of which you are to be 
accountable to us the one half as often as shall be required 
& the other halfe thou art to reserve for thy own proper use 
in Consideration of thy care & trouble therein. 

Given under oar hands & the Seale of the office the ninth 
of the fifth Month in second yeare of the Reigne of King 
James the second & sixth of the Proprietaries Government, 
Annoq. Dom. 1080. ROBERT TURNER, 


Administration granted 1st of 9 mo, 10S0, to William 
Hearst & Allis Wigglesworth, both of Neshaminah, on iho 
estate of Cuthbert Hearst and Mary Hearst, wife of 
said Cuthbert, late of Neshaminah, deceased, & parents of 
the said William Hearst; 

Inventory of the estate of Cuthbert Hayhurst, late of 
Neshaminah Creek, valued & prized the 11th day of the 
first month 1683, by Nicholas Wallne, James Dillworth, 
Thomas Stakehouse and John Eostburne. 

Imprimis : 500 Acres of Land . 15 00 00 
Item : for 3 men Servants & one maid 

Servant, 40 

Item : for 1 horse & 1 mare . 10 
Item : for 4 beds, ... 20 
Item : for Linnen, . . . 04 
Item : for quishings, . . . 00 
Item : for pewter & brass, . . 05 













212 Abstract of Early Bucks County Wills. 

Item : for Iron Geere, . . 04 00 00 

Item : for a part in 4 mill stones, 0G 00 00 

Item: for his Apparrell, . . OS 00 00 

Registered 1st of 9th month 1686. 

Inventory of goods & Chattels of Mary Hayhurst, wife 
of the said Cuthbert Hayhurst, late of Neshaniinah Creek, 
in the County of Bucks, Prized by Nicholas Wall no, Robea b 
Heaton (his mark, R.) and Thomas Stakehouse. Registered 
1st of 9th month 1(386. 

This contains 18 items, including Apparrel, -£3 ; two 
beds, £10 ; one bed, £7 ; five pair of sheets, £6 ; one bed, 
£4 ; six set quissin, £1 , one chest and other boxes, £l ; 
brass, £2 - 10, Pewter, £2 - 5 ; wood vessel, £l • 5 ; cheers, 
5 shillings ; iron goers, £5 ; Swine, £o ; Beef & Pork, £6 ; 
horses & mares. £12; four oxen, £20; sis cows and four 
calves, £30. 

Administration granted 1st of 9 mo. 1080 to William 
Crossdale & John Crossdale, both of Neshaniinah Creek, on 
the estate of Agnes Crossdale, late of Neshamina, mother 
of the said William and John. 

Inventory Prized by Nicholas Wallne and Robert Heatou 
the 10th of 9th month 1685 ; sixteen items, of which the 
last four ore these : 3 Cows, 2 Bullocks, 1 Heifer, £24 ; two 
mares, 1 colt, £10 ; 500 Acres of Land, £50 ; one Biar.kit, 
some nailes, all the husbandrie Tooles and hustlement 
about the House, £2 : 8. Total, £106 : 5. 

Registered 1st of 9th month 1686. 

Administration granted 3d of 9mo. 1686, on estate of 
John Falkner, of Bucks County, to Joseph Millner, smith. 

Inventory by Henry Baker and Henry Margerum, 13th 
of 8mo. 1686. " Owing by Joseph Hall "0-8-0. Total, 

Recorded 10 th of 8mo. 1637. 

Abstract of Early Bucks County Wilis. 213 

By vertue of a Commission to me directed from the] 'resi- 
dent and Provincial Council dated the ninth day of the 
ninth month ono thousand six hundred & Eighty six 
whereby T ran Authorized constituted & appointed Regis 
General of this province & the Territories thereunto belong- 
ing, New Castle only excepted, I do hereby assign unto thee 
PJiinehas Pemberton, Clarke of the County of Bucks, the 
Execution & performance of the so id ofiicc of Register for 
the County of Bucks aforesaid, & do hereby impower thee 
to grant Letters of Administration & Probates of Wills & to 
Register all Marriages births & burials & to grant Certifi- 
cates of Marriages & to register Persons coming into the said 
County to inhabit that have not been Registered in any 
office here acting therein, according to former Practice & 
giving me an Account once in six mouths of all matters 
done relating to the ;jaid office from the Date of my Coin- 
mission; allowing one halfe of the. profltt, & this to stand 
good till further order given at Philadelphia this twenty 
Eight day of the tenth month 163G, in the second yeare of 
the King & Sixth of the Proprietaries Government under 
my hand & the Scale of my Office. 


Administration granted 21st of 3d mo. 1867, to Robert 
Hall & John White, both of Bucks County, on the estate of 
Richard Amor, late of said County, labourer, having made 
application 1st of 12 mo last. Richard Amor died about 
the latter end of 9th month 1682. 

Inventory apprized by James Boyden, John Spencer, 
Robert Sarson & Nicholas Wallne the beginning of tenth 
month 1G82. 

200 ackers of Laud at , . . £15 
Personalty, .... 230 

Recorded 23d of 3 mo. 1G87. 

214 Abstract of Earhj "Bucks County Wills. 

Administration granted 8th of 4 mo. 1687, to Thomas 
Langhorae of Bucks County, yeoman, on estate oi Arthur 
Bordale, late of said province, but former!) of Kirkfotide 
in Cumberland in Old England 

Inventory aprized by John Cornwell, Will" 1 Waite, The: 
Priestcousin, Jo. Taylor. Total, £1*1 - 4 - 10. 

Recorded 8th of 4th month 1GS7. 

Thomas Ellis, Register general of the Province of Penn- 
silvania and Territories thereunto belonging (t 1 j e Countj of 
New Castle only Excepted) unto Phinehas Pemberton of 
the County of Bucks & Province, aforesaid sends Greeting. 

B} r vertue of a Commission from the president & 
[Seal] provincial Councill to me I do hereby nominate and 
Authorize thee to be my Deputy to Exercise and 
execute the office of Register within the County of Bucks 
aforesaid, that is from henceforth to have the proving of all 
wills and the granting of all Letters of Administration and 
to make all Certificates of Marriage and to Register the 
same and tc Register y c names of all Freemen that are or 
shall come into the aforesaid County and to Register Ser- 
vants Contracts with their Masters and time of Service and 
Freedome And all births and Burials And for the doing of 
these things to take the Fees established by Law and what 
is equitable where the Law is silent, being accountable to 
me or my Assigns onco every year from the date of this 
Commission (if thereto by me or Assigns Required) of all 
matters done relating to the said office And for one Moyety 
of all such Fees as aforesaid thou shalt have and receive into 
thy Possession & Custody at the making up the yearly Ac- 
count and to act & do all other things every way relating to 
the said office within the County of Bucks, and to hold the 
said office as my lawful! Deputy so long as thou shalt well 
behave thy selfo therein. Given under my hand & Seale 
of the office the thirteenth day of the eighth month being 
the third year of the Reigneof King James the Second over 

Abstract of Early Bucks County Wills. 215 

England &e and seavenlh of the Proprietaries Government, 
one thousand six hundred eighty seven. 

Thomas Ellis, j^cgisf gerteral. 

Administration granted 7th of 9 mo. 1GS7, to Mary 
Beakes, of Bucks County, on estate of William Beakes, 
her husband, who died intestate. 

Chattels Lands & Credits of William Beakes, appraised 
19th of 7th month 1GS7. 

Purse and apparel! . . . 57 00 
the Plantation he lived on . . 300 00 
450 acre-, of Land ... 40 00 

580 acres of Land . . . 

Sundry Debts due on Bills & Bonds 15S 01 7 
All the Debts due upon his Books good 

and bad 40 09 

368 bushels of wheat . . . G4 08 
18 bushels of English Pease . 03 00 

100 bushels of Oats . . . 09 03 
15 bushels of Buckwheat & Indian 

Pease . . . . . 09 10 
(A long list of store goods.) 

Total . 1002 00 3 

Appraised by Thomas Janney, Richard Ridgway, Wil- 
liam Biles. 

Recorded 1st of 2d mo. 1688. 

Administration granted 29th of 10 mo. 1687, to Joseph 
Wood, of Bucks County, carpenter, on estate of Richard 
Manbie (or Manbe). 

Inventory by Robert Lucas and Richard Ridgway, £x9 : 
12 ■ 5^ 

Recorded 1st day of 12th month 1687. 

216 Abtir\ ■; of Early Bnek& County Will 

Will of Thomas Dicserso-n, dated 24th of 5 mo. i'687. 

My 200 acres lying tx a place called Writes-Town to my 
kinsman Thomas Coleman, but if heshould die without 
it shall return to my wife,Aice Dickersonj il living. To 
wife, Alee, the land 1 now live on, and appoint her cxecutri . 

Witne&ses: William Biles, John Cuff, Rob ; Lucas. 

An explanatory sndorsement, signed by Rob' Lucas and 
William Biles, states that the tesi itoi declared he gave the 
land whereon he lived, with the residue of his estacej to his 
wife, Aloe Diekerson. Admin istration granted 12th of 10 
mo. 1687, io Alee Di< kerson. 

Inventory by William Biles and Richard Ridgway, 10th 
of 9 mo. 16S7, shows thai, the testates die:' 28th of 5th 
month 1087. 

210 acres of land, £20; CO acres of land, £2.0: Money 
due upon book from Joseph Growdon and I\icholas V. aline. 
Total, ,.12^ -12-3. Recorded, 1st of 2d month I6&S, 

Will of-MicHAEL Huff, dated 3d of 1th month ;;085. 

To wife ail goods and chattels, book debts, ana all estate 
except one feather bed, one green Rugg, one paire of cotton 
sheets, one paire of tongs, one slice, six napkins, two Pillow 
Cases, one paire of brass Candlesticks, two Pewter platters, 
two deaie boxes, one pewter Tankard, one little table & one 
forme: all these I give to my daughter Mary Huff. 

Witnesses : John Otter, Edmund Benet. 

Administration granted 25th of 11 th month, 1087, to .Torn 
Huff, his widow. 

Inventory by James Boyden and Edmund Bennet, 26th 
of 6 mo. 1087. 250 acres of land lying near New Towne, 
£15 : 1 acre of land lying near y e Ferry, £2:10:1 Servant 
maide, £8 : Book debts, £121 : 13 : Total £102 : 7 : 9. Re- 
corded 1st of 2d mo. 1688. 

Will of Thomas Dungan, of coldspring in the County of 


Abstract of Early Buck* County Wills. 217 

To wife all household goods, as Linnen, wooltng; Bed- 
ding, brass, pewter; only my son Clement his bed, my 
daughter Maries Bed and two brass Kettles Excepted. 

To wife my house and considering her natural Life for 
the bringing up of my Children, arid alter her death to my 
three sons, Thomas, Jeremiah and John, to be divided by 
honest men chosen by (bom : or if my -wife wishes to sell 
the house and lands, she to have one-third and the other 
two-thirds to my sons Thomas, Jeremiah and John; they 
paying each to their sisters Mary, Rebecka and Sarah Dun- 
gan, five pounds eaeh. To sons William and Clement and 
daughter Elizabeth West, each live shillings. Wife to be 
sole executrix. Dated 3d of i2 mo. 1686. Made his 
mark, 8c. 

Witnesses: Arthur Cooke, John Cook, Will : Dungan. 

Admims, ration granted to Elizabeth Dungan, widow, 
13th of 11 mo. 1687. Inventory by JAimond Lovet ami 
Abraham Cox, 4th of 12 mo. 1687 : Total, £67 : i : 0. Re- 
corded 1st of 2d mo. 1688. 

Administration granted 31st of 11 mo. 1687, to Grace 
Langhorne of Bucks County, widow, on the estate of 
Thomas Langhorne, her husband. Inventory, £313 : 01 : 
2 ; including John Powson, a. servant, a few things of 
Arthur Boradales and bills horn Robert Heath, Hannah 
Salter, Samuel Burges and John Hart. Recorded 1st of 2d 
mo. 1688. 

Administration granted 10th of 12 mo, 1687, to Ann 
Harrison, of Bucks County, on estate of her late husband, 
James Harrison. 

Inventory appraised 13th of 8mo. 1087: 8 pages: 
£304: 02:' 6. 

218 Abstract of Early Bucks County WWs. 

Administration granted 19th of 1st mo. 1087-8, to Joseph 
English, of Bucks county, yeoman, on estate of Benjamim 
Weeks, late of said County, Labourer, his brother'-in 

Inventory of Benjamin Weeks, who deceased loth i I 
mo. 1688, appraised 28th of 1 mo. 1G8S, by James Moose 
and Will 113 Biles; Total, £13 : 00 . 06. DeUs due from 
Robert Lucas, Nicho. Warn, Jo 11 Taylor and Wm. Darke. 
Recorded 12th of 1 mo. 1687-8. (2d? mo. 1688.) 

Will of Robert Jepfes, how of the Falls of Dellaware in 
the county of Bucks. 

To daughter Elizabeth one silver candle cup & one, silver 
spoone & one Bull calfe if she dispose of herself in mar; iage 
by her mother's consent ; otherwise not to have these leg- 
acies till she is of full age. 

To daughter Mary four silver spoones, one silver dram 
cupp & one cow calfe at her day of marriage if it be by her 
mother's consent ; otherwise at her full age. 

To wife, Mary Jeffs, my silver watch. Residue ot estate 
to be divided between my wife and two daughters aforesaid 
when they shall marry or attain full age. Whatsoever 
estate of debts or property now due or belonging to me in 
Great Britain or Ireland to be likewise divided. '- And 
further I humbly request the Governour or Governm* of 
this Province to take into their serious consideration how 
illegally I have been used by Thomas Fairman about the 
Plantation at Frankford I rented of him by his forceable 
entry & detainer," &c. Dated 13th of 1st mo., March 1688. 

Witnesses : Robert Lucas, Charles Biles, Hersent. 

Administration granted to Mary Jeffs, of Bucks County, 
widdowe 2d mo. 3d 1G88. 

Inventory of Robert Jeffs, who deceased 15th of 1st mo. 

last, appraised 16th of 2 mo. 1G88, by Sam 1 and 

Richard Ridgway. 

Recorded 3d of 2mo. 1688. 

Abstract of Early Bucks County Wills. 219 

Thomas Staples, of Bucks County, Labourer, Servant to 
Robert Luca^ of .said county, being very sick and like to 
dye, made his will (nuncupative) on the 16th of 1st month 
last, giving all estate to John Lucas, son of Robert Lui a 

Subscribed 6th of 2d mo. 1688, by Joseph Chorly, EllenoE 
Beaks (her mark) and Elizabeth Ridgway (her mark, E.). 

Administration granted to Elizabeth Lucas of Bucks 
Couiity, widow, 12lh of 2 mo. 1688. 

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Staples, who died on 
the 19th of 1st mo. 1688, appraised 9th of 2 mo. 1688, by 
Richard Ridgway and George Browne, £18 — 01—03. 
Recorded 3d of 2 mo, 1688. 

Will of John Clowes, of Bucks County, yeoman, 

The plantation on which T <i\ :•, containing 500 acres, ad- 
joining the Delaware River, and called by me the Clough, 
with all buildings thereon, to wife, Margery Clowes, during 
life, and then to son William Clowe's, he paying legacies. 
To daughter Margery Hough, wife of Richard Hough, of 
said County, twenty pounds in one year after my decease. 
To daughter Sarah Bainbridge, wife of John Bainbridge, of 
West New Jersey, twenty pounds in two years. To daughter 
Rebecka Clowes twenty pounds in three years. 

If son William should die without issue before my wife, 
the plantation shall go to son Joseph Clowes on the condi- 
tions that he pay forty pounds to each of my three daughters 
above. If Joseph die then the daughters to have the land. 
To son Joseph 500 acres of my land purchased from William 
Renn. To three daughters above, 500 acres of purchased 
lands, — Joseph having the first choice. To wife all per- 
sonal estate, exeeutrix. Dated 29th of 11 mo. 1086. 

Witnesses : Phinehas Pemberton, Richard Ridgway, Eliz- 
abeth Ridgway (her mark, h\). 

Administration granted to Margery Clowes 10th 3mo. 

220 Abstract of Eark/ Bucks County Wills. 

Inventory appraised by Thomas Janney, JoLn Brock and 
Will: Yardley, 22d of 7 mo. 1GS7. £167:01 :02. Re- 
corded 20th 2 mo. 1688. 

Nuncupative will of Joshua Boake, of Bucks County, 
husbandman, 28th of 1 mo. 1688 : signed by the witnesses, 
7th of 2 mo. 1688. 

To daughter Mary a Cow and Galfe. Residue of estate — 
two-thirds to son Joshua and one third to daughter Mary. 

J would have Richard Ridgway (of Bucks County) to take 
my daughter Mary and Educate and maintain her as his 
child until she come at age or marry by the consent of 
Friends, and if he will do so he to have the Cow & Calfo. 
If he will not then I would have William Biles to place her 
forth, as p.lso my son Joshua, to such persons as he shall think 
fitt. Executors, William Biles and Richard Ridgway. 

Witnesses: Thomas Coverdale (mark T.), Daniel Haw- 
kins, Ellenor Beakcs (mark), Jane Coverdale (mark). At- 
tested 22d of 3 mo. 16S8. Recorded 5th of 5 mo. 1688. 
Administration granted to Biles and Ridgway same date. 
Inv. not recorded. 

Will of Thomas Adkinson, of Bucks County, yeoman, 
dated 10th of 8 mo. 1G87. [Properly Atkinson.] 

Wife, Jane Adkinson, executrix, to sell 100 acres which I 
bought of Joseph English. To my brother John Adkinson 
100 acres of that land on which I now dwell, but if he die 
without issue the land to return to my children, Isaac, Wil- 
liam and Samuel Adkinson. To wife the remainder of 
estate during life, and after her death the land to go to my 
children, Isaac, William and Samuel. 

Made his mark, T. 

Witnesses : Joseph Kirkbrid, Richard Londy (mark). 

Letters granted to Jane Adkinson, 21st of 3 mo. 1688. 

Inventory of estate of Thomas Adkinson, who deceased 

Abstract of Early Bucks County Wills. 221 

31st of 8 mo. 1687, appraised 11th of 12 mo. 1687, by Wil- 
liam Biles and Joseph Kirkbride (his murk). Total. 
£85 : 16 : 00. Recorded 5th of 5 mo. 1086. 

Will of Thomas Woolfe, of Bucks County (nuncupative), 
dated 11th of 3d mo. 1088. 

Being asked of Edmund Lovet whether he had disposed 
of what he had he asked why he did aske. Edmund Re- 
ply ed that if he did not his sisters wold share with Abraham 
Cocks and Sarah, meaneing Abraham Cocks and Sarah his 
wife; to which he replyed, they will not Com over: 1 
would have them (Abraham and Sarah Cocks) to have all 
that I have. 

Attested 6th of 4 mo. 1088, by Edmund Lovet, Elizabeth 
bu rton . 

Abraham Cocks, of Bucks County, yeoman, produced the 
will, and having given security received letters of adminis- 
tration, 20th of 7 mo. 10S8. 

Inventory appraised 21st of 3 mo. 1088. by John Rowl- 
land and Edmond Lovett. Debts due from John Rowland, 
Sam : Burgess, Jane Adkinson, Ralph Smith (account for 
sawing), and Anthony Burton. 120 acres of Land and a 
house and Barn and Garden and about 8 ackers improved 
and fenced, £50 : Total £104 : 07. Recorded 1st of 8 mo. 

Commission from Samuel Jenings, Register General, to 
Phinehas Pemberton, dated 22d of 12 mo. 1091. (Similar 
to that from Thomas Ellis, already given.) 

Will of William Sanforl, Planter, of the County of 
Bucks, yeoman, dated 25th of March 1089. 

To wife all personal estate during life provided she keep 
herself a widow until the children come of age, both hinds 
and moveables ; and after her her decease I give unto my 

222 Abstract of Early Bvcks County Wills. 

eldest son, WilKam Sanford one half the laud whereon I 
now live, and the other half to my son William Homer, and 
if either dye his share to he equally divided between my I wo 
children, Mary and Ester. 

And 1 further Charge them that they do not Quarrel and 
Contend or go to law one with the other about the estate as 
they shall expect god shall bless them. 

Signed, Wiam Sanford. 

Witnesses : Thomas Hartley. Inv r y & Scrivener, George 

I William Sanford do desire to put my Son William San- 
ford to Daniel Sutton, Taylor, for eleven yeares if he will 
accept of it: if not I desire my neighbour James Boyden to 
take care ot him and put him to some Trade. Also I desire 
Jam/>-: Boyden and Daniel Sutton to take care of what goods 
is left for my Children and to nay my debt'; thereout after 
my decease, and also I desire Daniel Sutton to keen my 
Child to his learning. 

It is further my desire that my son William Sanford 
shall have the two Steeres and the black horse and also a 
bed and pillow or bolster and an Iron pot, the middling 

And also my Son in law William Homer one mare, one 
gun and one bed and one Iron pot. 

And to my daughter Mary one Cow and one brass keltic 
and one great Iron pot and one brass skillet one Iron skillet 
and one bed with the furniture belonging to it. And 
to my daughter in law Ester Homer the bigger brass kittle 
and a little brass skillet and little brass kittle. 

William Saxfokd, 

Witness, James Boyden, Jun r . 

Probate, 17th of 8 mo. 1692, and letters granted to James 
Boyden. Recorded 18th of 8 mo. 1692. 

Inventory (not recorded) praised by Edmund Bennet and 
Francis Rossell, Dec. 1, 1690, £22:03:08. Debts dae to 

Abstract of Early Bucfo County WilU. 223 

James Bctyden for y 6 use of Will m Sanford, from David 
Loyde, TJbomas Brock, for railes sold to him by me, James 

Will of Job;,- Wood, of Crookhorn in the County of Bucks, 
yeoman, dated 27th March 1692. 

To son Joseph Wood one half the crop now anon the 
ground and six pounds out of the estate at Manby, and all 
the revertions and remainders of my lands in West Jersey, 
saveing one hundred acres upon Croswicks Creek and three 
hundred given to my daughter Hester, together with the 
land purchased of Ramsdal & Champion. 

To Hester Smaley, my eldest daughter, the sum of tea 
pounds out of my personal estate and three hundered acres 
of land in west Jersey yet untaken up, and also the land 
purchased of Richard Ramsdal and John Champion. 

To Charles Biles £12 : 10 to pay for 100 acres bought of 
John Tatham. To Mary, wife of Thomas Coleman, 100 
acres upon Croswicks Creek. Residue of personal estate, as 
cattle, horses, hoggs, Timber, hoards, Joyner ware, rind all 
utensils, both for house and husbandry, within and without 
doores, &c, to my three daughters, Ester Smaley, Mary, 
wife of Thomas Coleman, and Sarah, wife of Charles Biles, 
To son Joseph Wood and son-in-law Isaac Smaley 20 shill- 
ings; executors. Made his mark, O. 

Witnesses : Roger Parke, William Taylor, William Ernley. 

Recorded 12th of 9 mo. 1692. Administration granted 
same day to Joseph Wood, one of the executors. Inventory 
not recorded. 

Administration on estate of Samuel Burdens, of Bucks 
County, who died intestate, granted 7th of 12 mo. 1692, to 
Francis Rawle, of Philadelphia County, Merchant. 

Administration on estate of Thomas King, of Bucks 

224 Abstract of Early Bucks; (hardy Wills. 

County, intestate, granted to Joseph Growdon, of Lucks 
County 1st of 2d mo. 1693. 

Administration on estate of James Raduliffe, of Bucks 

County, granted to Henry Baker 1st of 2d month 1693. 

Will of Joans Betredg, widow, of Southampton, dated 
2d of 12th month 1692. 

To son Mark Betredg five pounds. To son William Bet- 
redg and to daughter Joan Betredg all the rest of goods and 
chatties when of age or married. Son William to be put 
apprentice to some trade. Friend John Swift to see my 
will fulfilled and secure the goods for their use. 

Witnesses: George Handle (his mark, G. R.), Mark bet- 
tredg, John Swift. Attested 18th of 2d month 1693, before 
Nicholas Wain. 

Administration granted to John Swift 18th of 2d mo. 
1693. Recorded 24th 2 mo. 1003. 



J. V. P. Tinner, Eq«" Registrar of the Board of Health, 
who is an antiquarian of no small experience, considers 
these Records (running from 1S03 to July, 1860, when the 
present system was put in operation) of such prime value. 
that he hopes in time to secure an appropriation from 
Councils for a clerical force to copy and index them — a 
fund of §5,000 would accomplish this most desirable end. 

Charles R. Ilildeburn, Eq r -' made some effort in iho 
same direction, considering them one of the most viduable 
quarries of genealogical information in Penna. 

Last summer the citizens of Vermont awoke to the fact 
that Gen. Ira Allen (younger hro. of Ethan, the two 
brothers being the principal Founders of their State) was 
buried in Phila. in 1814. They ardently desired to find 
the place of sepulture, exhume the remains, transport them 
to Vermont, and erect a suitable memorial. "Weeks and 
months were spent in fruitless search, in graveyards, and 
Church Records — when a suggestion was made that pos- 
sibly the Board of Health might give a clue. It appears 
that on or about May, 1800, printed blanks were furnished 
to all Grave Yard, custodians for weekly returns to the 
Board. After a long search among them, the Return of 
the " Free Quaker " Burial ground for the week including 
January 15th, 1S1 i, was found, and with it, the following 
certificate: "Gen. Ira Allen, aged 0G years, died on Jan- 
uary 15th, 1814, of retrocedent gout. George F. Alberti." 

Alberti was a. well-known physician of the day, living at 
116 N. Fourth. Stimulated by this success, the writer 


226 Earliest Burial Records of the Board of Health. 

determined to give our readers the first year's Record, in 
the hope that following years may yet appear, A great 
-deal of genealogical information (too voluminous to print 
i,,-.r.^ r>-" v : found in the Certificates Lhemselves — only 
names, ages, dates and Burial grounds are give.)), for obvious 
reasons. The Record begins with 1803, as follows, for the 
copying and use of which the Society is greatly indebted to 
Col. J. Lewis Good, Sec'y of the Board of Health. 
Nameless children are omitted. 

As appears from Registrar Turner's Article, the 
first official publication by the Board of Health of 
interments was made in 1806. The Board, however, 
has among its archives the following Orders for In- 
terments from the authorities of the Alms House 
(situated at 5th and Walnut Sis.) for graves to be 
prepared in Public Ground (now Washington Sq.), 
i. 1st mo. 7, 1803. 
Friend Oram. 

Please to prepare a Grave for the corps of Georgo 
Edminston a White man who died in the Alms 
House . A. Musgrave, Stw r d 

23 Orders — All others are fur white and black 
men women and children without giving names, 
and so in folloing months. 

Orders often for 2 & 3 graves. 
February. No Orders on file. 
March. No Orders on file. 

Mr. Oram. 
April. April 13"'- Please have a grave prepared for 

Peter Hosa a black man who died out of this house 
Ebenezer Massey for W m J Phillips Stwd 

24 Orders — only one name. 
May. 18 Ordej^s — no names. 

.Tuns. June 15. Mr. Philips Steward of A. II. 

Please send for a child 12 mos old now lying in 

Earliest Burial Re, ords of the Board of Eco.lth. 227 

2 ,J between Vine & Race. St nearly opp the sign of 
the " Camel." It will be necessary to order the 
grave made immediately as the child is already 
offinsive. George Gorgas 

to Mr. Cooper or 
grave Digger Delivered by 
John Graba 
SO Orders — no name:-. 
juiy. No Orders on file. 

August. Aug 15 th - Mr. Oram 

please have a grave dug for a child of Samuel 
Stepped for Mr. Jacob Phillips 

P. M c Kell 
Aug 18 th - — Order from Liberty Browne one of the 
Guardian of the Poor for grave for James 
M c Elween son of George. 

42 Orders- 
September. Sep 7"'- Mr Jacob Philips 

please &c for Rachel Gribbel's child 

Jacob Hermann 

38 Orders- 
November. 2G Orders — no names. 
December. 23 Orders — no names. 
1801 No Records on file — 

1805. Jany Foby March April no Orders. 

April 10, 1805 Ctf of J. A. Monges that child of 
And. Boyd died April 10 th - Buried 1 th Pres. church 

Ma y- May 27 th ' Mr. Samuel Goodman 

please <fec for John Wright from Southwark 

Andrew Geyer Jr 
May 13 th for Susanna Dirigal's child (black) 

Philip Mason Guardian of Poor. 
May 14 th ' for Peggy Bennets child (black) 

Philip Mason Guardian &c. 

228 ■ liarliest Burial Records of the Board of Health. 

28 Orders. 

June. June 11. Si): if u pleas to dig tlie grave for tbi 

Bearer booty Williams. Henry Stuckert 

gardeen oi the pooj 

28 Orders— 

Juir- 59 Orders. 

August. 41 Orders. 

September. No records. 

October. Get 29 tb ' Order for "Nathaniel Claxton's chil 3 

Perce Maker, Guardint 

29 Orders. 

December. Dec 2G. Mr Samuel Goodma Steward of the City 
Hospital. Please have the Boy (or B< >dy ! 
of Stephen Merrill interred in the ] 
lie Burial Ground 

W M Johnson Steward 

Here follow the Interments Reported to the Board 

op Health, with Locality of Death, Parents, 

Name op Decedent, Age, Date and 

Burial Ground. 

1806. Interments Reported to the Board of Health. 

The Dates given are found on Certificates enclosed 
in the printed returns from the various Burial 
Grounds. Whether they are Dates of Death, of in- 
terment or issue of the Certificates there arc no pres- 
ent means of determining in many cases — Jany, 
Feby March & April have no Return— 

Earliest Burial Records of the Board of Health, 220 

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In the Religions Society of Friends the business meetings 
are classified as Yearly, Quarterly, Monthly and Prepara- 
tive. One or more meetings for worship form a Preparative 
Meeting. One or more Preparative Meetings constitute a 
Monthly Meeting. Several Monthly Meetings constitute a 
Quarterly Meeting. Several Quarterly Meetings constitute 
a Yearly Meeting. The Monthly Meetings are the princi- 
pal executive branch of the Society, and bee that the disci- 
pline formulated by the Yearly Meeting is put in practice. 

The first settlement of Friends on the Delaware was in 
1G75, at Salem, N. J., and the Salern Monthly Meeting dates 
from 1676. The second settlement was at Burlington, and 
the minutes of Burlington Monthly Meeting commence in 
1678. A few of those who came as New Jersey colonists 
settled an the western shore of the river and established 
meetings in the vicinity of Chester, then called Upland, 
where they were considered a branch of the Burlington 
Monthl}' Meeting. The first session of Chester Monthly 
Meeting was held on the 10th of 11th month 1681. With 
the founding of Philadelphia as the metropolis of the new 
province it became the leading resort of the incoming Quaker 
colonists and a Monthly Meeting was established in 1682. 
This being the seat of government and the residence of those 
entrusted with the proprietary interests, the minutes are per- 
haps more interesting than those of any other meeting in 
Pennsylvania of that period. An examination of the writ- 
ing shows that they have been transcribed about the middle 
of the last century by John Smith, a worthy member of the 
Burlington family, under whose scholarly hand the diction 
is doubtless improved, yet we are sorry to lose the quaint 
flavor of the original. 



The first Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, to treat ef 
business occurring among themselves, was held there the 
9th day of the 11th month, being the third day of the week, 
in the year 1682, the proceedings whereof were as follows: 

The Friends of God, belonging to the meeting in Phila- 
delphia, in the Province of Pensylvania, being met in the 
fear and power of the Lord, at the present meeting Place in 
the said City, the 9th day of the 11th month, being the 3d 
day o r the week, in the yen- 1682. They di^ take into 
their serious Consideration the settlement of tneeti lgs 
therein, for the affairs and service of Truth according tc 
that Godly and comely practice and Example which they 
had received and enjoyed with true satisfaction amongst 
their friends and Brethren in the land of their Nativity; and 
did then and there agree that the first third day of the 
week in every month shall hereafter be the monthly meet- 
ing day for men's and women's meetings for the affairs and 
service of Truth in this City and County, and every third 
meeting shall be the Quarterly meeting of the same. 

A fit place to build a meeting-house in this City, as also 
the manner and form of building, being taken into consid- 
eration of friends, The whole was referred to the care and 
management of Thomas Holmes, John Songhurst, Thomas 
Wynne and Griffith Jones, or any three of them, and that 
the charge thereof shall be born by this meeting, consisting 
of the friends belonging to the said City. 

It is agreed and concluded that necessary books be 3 ro 
vided for the service of Truth in the said meeting, and that 
the persons aforesaid take care therein. 


Minutes of 'Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 253 

It is also agreed that the friends of this meeting do bring 
in their Certificates from the respective meeting of friends 
they belong'd to in oilier Countries, and that they be Reg- 
istred according to the time of their arrival here, in this 

It is agreed that the names of those friends of this City 
and County that have deceased since their arrival, be 
brought in, and Recorded in the monthly meeting boob. 

It is agreed because some may through sickness, weak- 
ness, or death of Relations be reduced to want or distress, 
that care shall be taken to administer present supplies. 
And John Hart and Henry Waddy, for the upper part of 
the County, and Thomas Bowman and Henry Lewis, for 
the City and lower part of the County, are appointed to 
visit the poor and sick thereof, and minister what they 
shall Judge convenient, cud report the same to the next 
monthly meeting. 

Thomas Smith of the County of Philadelphia, Husband- 
man, and Prisciila Allen, of the same, Spinster, having 
both appeared before a monthly meeting of friends in this 
County at Shacamaxon, and there declared their intentions 
of Marriage, if friends, standing in the Councel of the Lord, 
saw Good, and the said meeting having appointed Thomas 
Fairman on the man's part, and Ellen Crosse on the wo- 
man's part, to enquire of their clearness from all others, and 
the said ,Thomas Smith and Prisciila Allen appearing be- 
fore this meeting, and declaring their intentions of marriage 
as aforesaid, And Thomas Fairman and Ellen Crosse hav- 
ing also reported that the said persons are clear of all 
others, to the best of their knowledge, and that the man's 
parents are deceased, and the young woman's consenting, 
friends are satisfied that they proceed to take each other as 
man and wife, according to the good order and practice of 
friends in the like cases. 

It is agreed that the next meeting shall commence the 
first third day of the week, in the next month, about the 

254 Minufei of Philadelphia 3fonthty Meeting. 

10th hour in the morning, and so every public meeting 
begin about the same hour of the day. 

r l he 6th day oi the 12th month; 1682, being the 3d da] 
of the week. The People oi God met again as formerly. 

Several friends brought in their Certificates as ordered by 
the foregoing meeting, but not being Endorsed with the 
time of arrival, were returned to them and Expected to be 
seen Endorsed the next meeting. 

Ordered that the first Quarterly meeting be the first third 
di.y of the first month. 

A Letter from John Burnyatt was read. 

The Overseers appointed for the building of the meeting 
house brought in their answer that according to Order, men 
were already set to work in order to that building. 

Griffith Jones being appointed thereto, promised to bring 
in necessary Looks, the next meeting. 

Agreed that Quarterly Meetings begin the 11th hour of 
the day, monthly and first day meetings the 10th hour, -Mid 
5th day meetings the 2d hour in the afternoon. 

Agreed that friends of this County bring into the Quarterly 
meeting the places and times of their Respective meetings. 

The 6th day of the first month 1082. The Quarterly 
Meeting did commence, wherein the people of God assem- 
bled themselves together as formerly, to consider of, consult 
together, and order such material concerns, as might tend 
to the settling themselves (as to an External State) under 
the fruition of a peaceable being. 

Certificates were brought in, and Read. Agreed that 
they should he Eegistred and afterwards returned. 

Griffith Jones brought in a minute book, promising to 
bring in other convenient books assoon as possible. 

Agreed that friends of this County, bring into the next 
Quarterly meeting the places and times of all their respective 

Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting* 255 

The Friends of God, belonging to the meeting in Phila- 
delphia, being met in the fear and power of the Lord, in the 
present meeting place, in the said City, the 3d day of the 
2d month (being the ihnd day of the week) in the year 1083. 

Several Certificates were brought, into the meeting & Pro- 
duced, amongst which there was a certain Certificate, dated 
from Clanbrazill in the County of Armagh in Ireland, touch- 
ing one James Atkinson (who now Resides at Griffith 
Jones's) his coming into this province contrary to the Con- 
sent of friends of the meeting whereunto he bclongea, whom 
friends by the aforesaid Certificate signifyed to be very 
much in Debt, &C a . 

John Test desired of the meeting Eight against Griffith 
Jones upon the account of a Contract for a plantation, be- 
cause the said Griffith having given Earnest in Order 
to purchase the same did notwithstanding unjustly deny to 
perform the bargain. Agreed that the next 6th day of the 
week there shall be a meeting of friends in order to end the 
aforesaid difference. 

The 1 st day of the 3 d month, being the 3 d day of the week, 
in the year 1683. The people of God met as formerly. 

Agreed and appointed that every fifth day meeting, con- 
trary to former Conclusion, shall commence at the 4 th hour 
in the afternoon. 

Several friends being absent, and no other material busi- 
ness occurring, the meeting brake up for this time. 

Friends being met in the fear of the Lord, at their Quar- 
terly Meeting, the 5 th day of the 4 th month 1683, being the 
third day of the week, they proceeded to business. 

A womans meeting was proposed, and unanimously 
agreed upon. Agreed that a place be appointed for Y\ r omen 
friends to meet at, and that it be for the present at the 
house of Christopher Taylor, it being his own offer. 

250 Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

Proposed by Mends that the meetings of the County be 
settled. Agreed that there be a publick first day "■meeting 
of friends at Tackony, and a first day puhlick meeting at 
Poquessin, and that they both shall make one monthly 
meeting. Agreed that there be a first day public!" meeting 
at Philadelphia, and a first day public!: meeting at Skuyl- 
kill: Agreed that two meetings he continued in Philadel- 
phia, every first day, and one publick meeting &\ ery fifth day. 
Agreed that every other first day there be a publick meet- 
ing of friends for the worship of the Lord, at the house of 
Thomas Duckett, on the other side of Skuylkill, and that 
the meetings in these two places make one monthly meet- 
ing, which Quarterly, with the other monthly meetings 
shall make up a Quarterly meeting. 

Agreed that the days and hours of the meetings" not 
herein, mentioned be Referred to the respective monthly 
meetings to (Settle. 

Agreed that the friends of each monthly meeting do ap- 
point Six men, and six women friends to Constitute The 
Quarterly meeting of the Men and Women friends for the 
Service of Truth in Philadelphia. 

Agreed that Thomas Duckett give notice at Skuylkill, 
Thomas Fairman at Tackony and Samuel Allen at Poques- 
sin, to the friends there of the Quarterly Meeting's Resolu- 
tions for the service of the Truth in these parts, 'lint all 
things may be done carefully and Savourily to the Glory of 
God, and welfare of his people. 

Agreed that Thomas Holme and Griffith Jones shall 
speak unto James Atkinson to appear at the next monthly 
meeting to Give friends Satisfaction touching his arrivall in 
this province. 

A difference depending betwixt John Test and Griffith 
Jones, Griffith stood up in the meeting and Pecmtsted 
that some, friends might be appointed to meet in order to 
Judge of, and End the said difference between them. 
Agreed that Thomas Wynne, Christopher Taylor, Benjamin 

Minutes of Philadelj <h la Monthly Meeting. 257 

Chambers, John Songhurst, Henry lewis and Thomas 
Holme be appointed for the Ending the said difference. 

Agreed that Christopher Taylor, Thomas Wynne, Thomas 
Holme, Thomas Ducket, Henrj Lewis and Benjamin Cham- 
bers do meet together at some convenient time, and. draw 
up a Brief, yet full account of the good order of Truth, as it 
is practised in the men and worn ens meetings of friends in 

Agreed that all persona to whorh business hath been by 
this meeting recommended do make their report thereof at 
'the next Quarterly meeting, The Lord permitting. 

Agreed that the Quarterly Meeting henceforward do be- 
gin at the 10th hour in the morning. 

The 3 d day of the 5 th month 1083, being the 3 d day of the 
week, The people of the Lord being met as formerly, pro- 
ceeded to business; 

Agreed that Thomas Holme, Thomas Wynne and Grif- 
fith Jones do satisfy, by a few lines, the friends of the meet- 
ing at Canbrazill concerning James Atkinson, as touching 
his departure out of England and Ireland into Pennsyl- 

Agreed that the friends appointed to take care for the 
building of a meeting house do immediately Request, the 
Govemour to advise with friends touching a convenient 
place whereupon to build the same. Agreed that £00 be 
raised towards the building of the said meeting house, and 
the residue to be paid in Goods. And that John Song- 
hurst, John Day, and Henry Jonson (which was by them 
agreed to) be the Carpenters appointed to undertake the 
building of the said meeting house. 

Agreed that the next monthly meeting begin at the 4 th 
hour in the afternoon. 

The 7 th day of the 6 th month, 1083. The people of Goo 
being met together as usual, after some silence and waiting, 

258 Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

It was by John Hart, a member of the meeting, proposed to 
the consideration of friends present whether it were host and 
safe to proceed upon any matter of concern or moment at 
this time, or not, considering t 1 ".'. th'< present appearance oj 
friends was hut small, and the principal members of the 
meeting upon occasion absent. After some Treating it war- 
agreed that all material occurrences should be suspended 
untill the next meeting. 

After some consultation touching the disposal of The 
Widow Mason's children It was agreed that they should re- 
main at the place of their present being, until the next 
meeting, and then be disposed of as friends should see con- 

The contents of the proceedings of the last meeting having 
been read, it appeared that all matters proposed to be done 
before the time of this pre; nt meeting, had been accord- 
ingly accomplished. 

Friends of the mens meeting sent to the friends of the 
womens meeting to desire that if any business did occur 
amongst thorn, needful to be brought before the mens meet- 
ing, that then they would bring it before them, And The 
Women friends returning answer that there was no business 
at present. Friends adjourned until the next meeting. 

At a Quarterly Meeting of friends in the City of Philadel- 
phia, the 4 th day of the 7 U ' month 1G83. The people of 
God being met together as usual. 

They begin to consult touching a fit way to dispose of 
Widow Mason's Children, which friends of the last monthly 
meeting had left to the consideration of friends of this pres- 
ent meeting. 

Agreed and concluded that Richard Mason son of the 
said Widow Mason shall continue as an apprentice with 
Thomas Fairman for the Term of Ten years fully to be 
compleat and ended according to the contents of an Inden- 
ture of apprenticeship thereto relating, that so he may bo 

Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 259 

Educated in the Art and Mystery of husbandry. Agreed 
that Robert Mason (another son of the said Widow Mason) 
do remain with Christian Closse, where at present lie re- 
sides, til] the next monthly meeting, and then io ho fuj lh< , 
disposed of. Agreed and concluded that John Mason the 
eldest Son of the said Widow Mason, do remain with his 
mother, with whom he now lives. 

Agreed and concluded that John Hart and Thomas Fair- 
man (they then both consenting) do take care that Widow 
Mason and her family be duly provided for, till further order. 

A proposal being made touching a burying place, It was 
agreed and concluded that Thomas Wynn and Henry Lewis 
should speak to the Govern our touching a convenient place 
to bury the dead in and a fence to be made about the 
present burying place. 

The people of the Lord being met together the 2 d day of 
the 8 th month 16S3. 

They began to treat touching the disposal of Robert Mason, 
a son of Widow Mason, it being refer' d from the last meet- 
ing to this. Agreed and concluded that William Howell 
do make Enquiry for a suitable master, whom Die said 
Robert Mason may serve as an apprentice, and that he dis- 
course with Thomas Fairman and John Hart touching the 
same, and report his proceedings therein to the next meeting. 

Cha des Pickering, a member of the meeting, offering to 
undertake the making of a fence about the present burying 
place, is by the meeting accepted of, who promise unani- 
mously to Reimburse him his charges. 

Agreed that Henry Jonson and John Day do take an 
account of the Timber fallen for the building of the meeting 
house, and mark & number it, and report the same to the 
next meeting. 

Agreed and Concluded that Thomas Lloyd, Christopher 
Taylor, Griffith Jones, and John Goodson, be the under- 
takers for Repairing the present meeting-house of friends, 

2G0 Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

and to pay the workmen, The meeting promising to Re- 
imburse them their charges. 

Christopher Taylor, whose the present meeting house is. 
Refers himself to the discretion of friends, as touching his 
satisfaction for Die general use of it. 

The meeting having consulted with the Govemour, touch- 
ing a burying place, It was by him appointed, and by the 
meeting accepted that the burial place shall bo in the 
middle of the City, in the same Ground, where the meeting- 
house is appointed. 

Agreed and Concluded that Christopher Taylor, Thomas 
Lloyd, and Thomas "Wynne do undertake to see the Ground 
for the meeting bouse and burying place forthwith Sur- 

Friends being met in the fear and power of the Lord, as 
usual, the 6 t!l day of the th month, 1683. 

It was ordered that the minutes of the last meeting 
should be read over, where it appearing (hat Henry J on son 
and John Day were appointed to take an account of Timber 
fallen for the building of the meeting house, and to number 
and mark it ; Henry Jonson upon Encpjiry said that it had 
been done accordingly. 

Agreed that John Southworth Clerk of the meeting, do 
give notice to friends, every first day of the week, preceed- 
ing each monthly and Quarterly meeting, of the day, and 
time of the day, of every such meeting. 

Charles Pickering made his appearance in the meeting, 
offering to submit himself to the will and pleasure of the 
meeting, and to do anything that the meeting should order, 
which might Remove any Scandal that the truth was likely 
to Suffer through him by being concerned in paying and 
passing moneys not Current, which proposal the meeting 
approved of, Requiring it to be done before the next meet- 
ing and there to be produced. 

Agreed mutually and concluded by the parties proposed, 

Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 261 

and here subscribed, that each of thera will provide a form 
of 1-1- feet long, for the service of friends in the Meeting 
house, Viz 1 Thomas Holme, Thomas "Wynn, John Song- 
hurst, Benjamin Chambers, Charles Pickering, John Day, 
John Parsons, John Fisher, John Goodson, Edward Roofe. 

David Brientnall and Jane Blanchard appeared in the 
meeting, signifying their intentions of Marriage, who by 
Certificate &C a being cleared before friends, they were per- 
mitted to proceed according to the good order of Mends 
therein required. 

Agreed and concluded that the next meeting do lake into 
their consideration what Salary shall be allowed the Clerk 
of the meeting for his service and Attendance.. 

Agreed that some allowance be granted the Clerk of the 
meeting for Recording every Certificate. 

The Quarterly Meeting of friends in the City and County 
of Philadelphia was held the 4 ;h day of the 10°* rttonth 
1683, where friends being met in silence, m the fear of the 
Lord, and so meditating for a Season, they proceeded to 

Several Certificates of friends newly arrived, were read 
openly in the meeting and accepted. 

David Brientnall and Jane Blanchard appeared in the 
meeting now a second time in order to signify their inten- 
tions of Marriage, where their clearance appearing, they had 
the general consent of friends to proceed in accomplishing 
their Marriage. 

Friends having consulted together touching the provision 
of a Stock beforehand in order to relieve the poor, it was 
unanimously agreed and concluded on, that Thomas Lloyd, 
Samuel Carpenter, Robert Ewer and John Enley [Eckley?] 
(they themselves consenting) do make enquiry into the 
necessity of the poor and needy, and supply their wants, as 
also that they see to the repairing of the meeting-house, and 
paleing in of the burying place ; likewise that they contrive 

262 Minutes of Philadelpttid Monthly Meetwg. 

a method for the raising of a stock in order to defray all 
public charges, relating to the Service of the Church, and 
thai i'hyy mind friends of being more diligent in giving 
theii attend&nco at monthly and Q/aarierly Meetings, and it 
is further agreed that they make report of their proceedings 
in these particular charges, to the next monthly-meeting. 

Agreed and concluded thai fox several Emergent reasons, 
there be a meeting of friends to wait upon the Lord every 
first day of the week, at the house of Thomas Duckett on 
the other side of SkuylkilL 

Friends being met, in tire fear and love of the Lord!, the 
1 st day of the ll tb month 1683, after a time of waiting, they 
proceeded to business. 

A Letter of advice from the Govemour was read to friends, 
counselling them to foe careful in their behaviour for the 
Truth's sake, that so the Lord might not he dishonoured, 
and the Truth evilly spoken of amongst wicked men. 

Agreed and concluded by friends that Thomas Ellis, 
Barnaby Wilcocks, and Francis Fincher, have the care of 
Truths concerns amongst friends at and near the Skuyl- 
kill, till the next monthly meeting, as also that they take 
care to supply the necessity's of poor friends, and diligently 
Inspect into the conversations of all friends within that 

Agreed and concluded that the friends appointed on Bel- 
aware side, the last meeting, to have care of Truth's con- 
cerns &C a . do stand in that capacity till the next meeting 
only John Barnes of Bristol to stand instead of Thomas 

Several Certificates were brought in, read openly in the 
meeting, and accepted. 

Agreed that for the convenience ef friends on this side of 
Bkuylkill, there be a public meeting every first day to 
wait upon the Lord at the house of Francis Fincher, or 
Henry Lewis, or elsewhere as may be most convenient. 

Uinxdcs of Philadelphia Monthly Medmg. 265 

Friends- being met in the fear of the Lord, the 5 th day of 
the 12 th month, 1©83, and waiting upon him in his holy 
Spirit, as usually they proceeded to business. 

Franc] > Fincher being Enquired of, bj the meeting, how 
he and his Copartners had proceeded, as touching their pro- 
vision for the poor, and the behavior of friends on Skuyl- 
kill side, made ieport that he had no Complaint to make, 
and that the poor wire hitherto provided for. 

Richard Tucker and Jane Batchelor were presented to 
this meeting by Elizabeth Wynn and Mary Songhurst, who 
declared their intentions of marriage, and nothing being 
objected against them, they passed the meeting, now the 
first time, 

Agreed that there be a public meeting to wait upon the 
Lord every fifth day about the 9 th hour in the morning. 

John Mifflin the younger, and Elizabeth Hard}/ were pre- 
sented to the meeting by Elizabeth Wynne and Elizabeth 
ITutton, declaring their intentions of marriage the first 
time; they passed the meeting, nothing of objection arising 
against them. 

John Russel and Mary Woodward were presented to the 
meeting by Mary Bowman and Joan Jones, declaring their 
intentions of marriage, who were by the meeting allowed 
of, this being their second time of passing the meeting. 

Several Certificates being brought into the meeting, were 
openly read, and accepted without objection. 

The friends of the Lord, being met together in silence and 
waiting, at their Quarterly meeting, the 4 th day of the 1 st 
month 1083-4, after some time proceeded to business. 

John Gooden proposing his intentions of marriage, with 
Sarah Kitchen, It was ordered by the meeting that Samuel 
Carpenter and John Goodson do enquire into his manner of 
Life and Conversation, and his clearness from Engagements. 
and make report thereof to the Clerk of the meeting, that 
so a Certificate imry accordingly be either granted him or 

264 Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

refused, and if he appear clear, it is agreed by the meeting 
that the Clerk do grant him a Certificate in the name of the 

It being proposed to this meeting that the friends ot 
Wales, beyond Skuylkill, belonging to the Quarterly meet- 
ing may be allowed to keep a weekly and monthly meeting 
amongst themselves. The meeting agreed thereunto. 

Agreed and concluded that John Moon, Thomas Wynne, 
and Benj a - Chambers clo take care, as Supervisors, that the 
Work relating to the Enclosure of the burying Ground be 
with all speed carried on and finished. 

Agreed and Concluded that the Collection for the defray- 
ing of public necessary charges amongst friends be continued 
to the next monthly meeting. 

Friends being met in a sense of the presence of the Lord, 
the first day of the second month, 1684, having waited a 
certain season proceeded to business. 

Agreed and concluded that every first day of the week, 
there be two meetings at the public meeting house in Phila- 
delphia, the morning meeting to begin about the ninth 
hour, and the afternoon meeting about the third hour, and 
so to continue till otherwise ordered. 

Not many friends being at this meeting, it was agreed 
and concluded that the building of a meeting house be pro- 
posed to the consideration, of the next monthly meeting. 

Agreed and concluded that a Salary for the Clerk's service 
be taken into the consideration of the next monthly meet- 
ing, that so a speedy provision may be made accordingly. 

John Mifflin the younger, and Elisabeth Hardy, were 
presented now a second time to the meeting hy Elisabeth 
Hutton, and declared their intentions of marriage, where 
no objection arising, they passed the meeting. 

Thomas Pitzwater and Elisabeth Palmer were presented 
to the meeting by Ellin Claypool the Elder, and declared 
their intentions of marriage before the meeting, now the 

Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 2G5 

first time, where no objection arising, they passed the meet- 
ing with this proviso that Thomas Fitzwater bring a certifi- 
cate from the meeting whereunto he belongs to signify his 
cle; rnes from all Engage] ient i touching marriage. Agreed 
and concluded that James CI ay pool & Thomas Lloyd be 
appointed to Inspect the clearness of the above named per- 
sons from all Engagements as touching marriage, and that 
they see to the securing, ordering, and disposal of Elisabeth 
Palmers Estate so far as relates to her child) en, by her 
former husband, according to her said husband's v ill. 

Richard Tucker and Jane Batchelor appear before the 
meeting now the second time, declaring their intentions of 
marriage, being presented to the meeting by Margaret 
Lewis and Sarah Goodson, where no objection arising, they 
passed the meeting by permission, in order to the future 
co carnation of their mai ciage. 

Agreed and Concluded that James Claypool do give notice 
to friends the next fifth day at the meeting, that there will 
be two meetings observed every first day, and so to continue 
till otherwise ordered ; and that he give notice thereof also 
at the forenoon meeting the next first day, as also that he 
give notice to friends at the time of monthly and Quarterly 
meetings at every first day meeting, proceeding them. 

Friends being met in the fear of the Lord the sixth day 
of the third month, 1684, and having waited a certain 
season as usually, they proceeded to business. 

They take into consideration the building of a meeting 
house. Agreed & concluded that the following friends, 
viz'- Thomas Lloyd, James Claypoole, Thomas Wynne, 
Griffith Jones, Francis Finch er, Thomas Holme, Robert 
Turner, Samuel Carpenter, John Barnes, Henry Lewis, 
Robert Ewer, and John Songhurst, or any six of them, do 
attend the Governour to know his pleasure, concerning a 
place convenient to build a meeting house upon, and that 
the said friends may agree upon such methods as may bo 

266 Minutes of Philadelph ia Month ly Meet ln<j. 

suitable for the Effecting of the same, c.n account whereof 
ia Expected Lo be returned to the next Quarterly meeting. 
And it is also agreed & concluded that any other person be- 
longing to viiit. meeting may be assisting to the above said 
persons either in discoursing the Governour, or managing 
the concern of the building. 

Charles Lee and Ann Barrett declare to the meeting their 
intentions of marriage. Agreed that John Songhurst and 
Mary Bowman be desired to make Enquiry into the lives 
and conversations of the above named persons and concern- 
ing their clearness from Engagements in marriage, and to 
make report thereof to the next meeting. 

Nathaniel Ibleand Elisabeth Annis proposed their inten- 
tions of marriage to the meeting, being presented by Thomas 
Wynne, Henry Lewis, Elisabeth Wynne and Ellin South- 
worth, this being the first time of their appearance. The 
Certificates of their clearness being read, they passed the 

John Gardner and Elisabeth Walter propose their inten- 
tions of marriage to the meeting, this being the first time, 
Francis Fincher, Henry Lewis and Thomas Duckett are 
appointed to Enquire into the clearness of the aforesaid 
persons &O and make report thereof to the next meeting. 

Agreed and concluded that John Songhurst be assistant 
to Thomas Lloyd and James Claypool in that matter of 
concern relating to Elisabeth Palmer's Estate, according to 
what had passed concerning the same at the last meeting, 
upon her proposals of marriage with Thomas Fitzwater. 

Agreed that the friends before mentioned, appointed to 
undertake the concern relating to the building of a public 
meeting house do likewise undertake to raise a sum of 
money, in order to pay the Clerk of the meeting for his past 

"Whereas Griffith Jones proposed to the meeting, thai 
friends would take into their consideration the discharge of 
a Debt which was contracted for the relief of the Widow 

Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 267 

Mason, by the Governor's appointment : It is the sence of 
friends, thai as; the aforesaid debt shall be made to appear 
payable by the meeting, They will take care for the defray- 
ing of the same. 

The Quarterly meeting of friends was held the third day 
of the fourth month 1684. friends being met in the fear of 
the Lord, after some silence and wailing, proceeded to 

Tire concern of building a meeting house being again re- 
volved, It was referr'd to Samuel Carpenter, William 
Frampton, John Goodson, John Enley and Francis Fincher, 
to agree with such workmen as they shall see convenient to 
undertake that building, and to treat with them touching 
the matter of the said building, whether of Brick, Stone or 

Charles Lee and Ann Barret appear now a second time in 
the meeting, declaring their intentions of marriage, wbere 
no objection arising, they were permitted to appoint a time 
for the Consummation of their marriage according to the 
good order of Truth. 

Thomas Fitzwater & Elizabeth Palmer appear now a 
second time in the meeting declaring their Intentions of 
marriage, where no objection arising, they passed the meet- 
ing in order to the Consummation of their marriage. 

Nathaniel Ible and Elisabeth Annis appear now a second 
time in the meeting, there declaring their intentions of 
marriage, where no objection arising, tbey passed the meet- 
ing in order to the Consummation of their marriage, ac- 
cording to the good order of Truth. 

A further Consultation touching the building of the 
meeting house arising, The Governour was pleased freoly to 
contribute towards the said building 2000 feet of boards, 
and 3,000 Cedar shingles, as also the Stone already dug up 
at the Quarry. 

John Gardiner & Elisabeth Walter, appear now a second 

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time in the meeting, declaring their intentions of marring . 
where no objection arising they passed, the meeting, in order 
to the perfection of their marriage, according to the good 
order oi Truth. 

.Agreed and Concluded that the Clerk of the meeting 
shall be allowed Six pound ^ r annum to he paid Quarterly, 
for his attendance at each monthly and quarterly meeting, 
over and besides what he shall get for writing Certiiieai 

Friends being met together upon the first day of the 
fifth month 1684, after some time of waiting upon the Lord, 
as is usual amongst them they proceeded to business. 

Thomas Wynn a member of the meeting, proposing his 
intentions to take a Voyage to England upon business, and 
desiring the consent of the meeting thereunto, it was agreed 
that according to his request Thomas Holme and John 
Songhurst should draw a Certificate for him directed to 
friends in England, Wales and elsewhere, signifying that 
friends hero were consenting to his departure, which was 
done accordingly. 

Edward Luffe and Elisabeth Smith appear the first time 
in the meeting, declaring their intentions of marriage, and 
it was agreed that Francis Fincher and John Moon should 
enquire after their clearness from all other marriage En- 
gagements, and make report thereof to the next meeting. 

Walter King and Dennis Rochford laid before the meet- 
ing a matter of difference depending between them touch- 
ing payment for a hired servant &C? The said difference 
by consent of the meeting and of both parties was refer' d to 
the final determination of Griffith Jones and Henry Lewis 
to put a price upon the Cattle, which Walter King receives 
for payment from Dennis llochford for the said servant. 

John Brock and Elisabeth Kowden appear in the meeting 
the first time, declaring their intentions of marriage, being 
presented to the meeting by Margaret Lewis & Elisabeth 

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Ible. Thomas Wynn father in law to Elisabeth Rowden, 
being immediately to depart for England, together with his 
wife, moves that the marriage of the abovesaid parties 
might be accomplished somewhat .sooner than usual, that 
so they might be at the said marriage ; Friends therefore 
agreed that John Brock should bring his Certificate of 
Clearness to the 5 th da} r meeting at Philadelphia falling 
upon the 10 th day of this instant, and it was also agreed 
that Henry Lewis and John Moon should make enquiry 
into the clearness of the abovesaid parties and make report 
thereof at the 5 th day meeting aforesaid. 

Friends being met in the fear of the Lord the fifth day 
of the sixth month, 1G84, after some waiting and feeling 
the presence of the Lord, they proceeded to business. 

The Governour being present, and his departure for Eng- 
land drawing nigh, he moved the meeting to give him a 
Certificate, as touching his demeanour amongst the people 
of his Province, which was taken into consideration of the 

John Brock & Elisabeth Rowden appear in the meeting 
the second time, declaring their intentions to take one the 
other as husband and wife, where no objection arising, but 
all things appearing clear in relation to both parties. Friends 
permitted them to proceed in order to the Consummation 
of their marriage according to the good order of Truth. 

A place to build a meeting house upon, being taken into 
the consideration of the meeting, after some consultation it 
was unanimously agreed, that the said meeting house shall 
be builded in the Center, being the middle way betwixt 
Delaware River and Skuylkill, according as it is already 
designed & pitched upon, and the building to be of Brick. 
Its dimensions being in length GO feet, in breadth 40 feet, 
and the height referred to further consideration. 

The Certificate of James Claypool and his wife, from 
friends of London, touching his good, honest and Religious 

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behaviour during his abode amongst them, was read in the 

meeting and Accepted, which Certificate mentioned his 
three daughters to ho clear from all Engagements in rela- 
tion to marriage. 

Edward Luffe and Elisabeth Smith appear a second time 
in the meeting, declaring their intentions of marriage, 
where no objection arising, but all things appearing clear 
as touching both parties, they were permitted to proceed in 
order to the Consummation of their marriage according to 
the good order of Truth. 

A Certificate was drawn up in the meeting, according to 
the motion of the Governour, and subscribed by Thomas 
Lloyd, James Claypool, John Moon, John Songhurst, 
Thomas JTooton, William Clayton, Enoch Flower, Christo- 
nhftr Taylor, Thomas Fitzwater, Joseph Growdon, James 
Harrison & John Barnes, in the name of the whole meeting. 

Agreed and concluded that the persons formerly ap- 
pointed for the supervising fhe building of the meeting 
house, should take care that with all speed, a Shed be built 
in the City, at the Center, of the same dimensions with the 
present meeting house. 

The Quarterly Meeting was held the second day of the 
soventh month 1684. friends being met in the fear of the 
Lord, and waiting upon him a certain season, after several 
testimonies of his goodness born to the people, they pro- 
ceeded to business. 

Friends belonging to the monthly meeting at Philadel- 
phia, being called, there appeared John Moon, John Song- 
hurst, Thomas Fitzwater, Thomas Hooton, Edward Luffe, 
and Benjamin Chambers. 

Tackony friends being called there appeared John Hart, 
Samuel Ellis, Richard! Townsend, Henry Pointer. John 
Swift & John Push. 

Skuylkill friends being called there appear'd Thomas 
Ducket & Barnaby Wilcocks. 

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John Holstone and Ann Gibbs appear in the meeting 
now the first time, declaring their intentions of marriage, 
being presented from the womens meeting by Sarah Moon 
and Elisabeth Fitzwater. Certificates being produced by 
both parties &C a - they passed the meeting. Thomas Fitz- 
water and Benjamin Chambers were appointed by the meet- 
ing to Enquire info the lives and conversations of the afore- 
said persons, and as touching their clearness horn all other 
marriage engagements. 

Agreed that the appointment made by the Quarterly 
Meeting the 5 th of the 4 th month, 1GS3, be confirmed viz. 
that 6 men and 6 women Friends from each- monthly meet- 
ing in the County should give their assistance at every 
Quarterly Meeting. 

James Atkinson proposes to the meeting his intentions of 
marriage with Hannah Newby. It was ordered by the 
meeting that Philip England, Archibald Michael, & Henry 
Jonson do enquire into the clearness of James Atkinson 
&C? and make report thereof to the next monthly meeting 

Whereas there is a difference depending betwixt the said 
James Atkinson and Griffith Jones, It was ordered by the 
meeting that John Moon, Ealph Fretwell and William 
Frampton or any two of them, do hear and compose all 
differences betwixt them as much as in them lyes. 

The business touching the fencing in of the burying place 
being mentioned in the meeting, it was agreed that Richard 
Orme (he himself consenting thereto) should undertake that 
concern, and agree for payment with Thomas Lloyd, Samuel 
Carpenter, Robert Ewer, John Barnes and John Enley, 
formerly appointed by the meeting for that business. 

Agreed that the fifth days meeting shall be altered to the 
third hour in the afternoon, and the first days meetings to 
continue as they are. 

Agreed that the next, monthly meeting shall be held at 
the Governour's house. 

Ordered and agreed that the Quarterly Meeting sball be- 

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gin at the 9 th Lour in the morning, and the monthly meet- 
ings at two in the afternoon, ant! all friends are desired io 
be careful to attend the meetings at the time aforesaid. 

Agreed that in regard of the streightnees of room in the 
present meeting place, there be a meeting at the Gove&rnours 
house every first day of the week in the forenoon about the 
9"' hour. 

Agreed that the monthly meeting at Skuylkill shall take 
care for a burying place, and its Enclosure. 

Agreed that the next monthly meeting take care how the 
fencing in of the burying Ground shall be paid for. 

The seventh, day of the Eighth month. 1GS4. friends 
being met in the fear of the Lord, and several testimonies 
born to his goodness, friends proceeded to business. 

The difference hetween James Atkinson and Griffith,;.. ■ 
was Composed and ended by the persons appointed. 

John Holstone and Ann Gibbs appear the second time 
before the meeting, and declare their intentions of marriage; 
the said parties appearing clear, friends agree that they pro- 
ceed to the Consummation of the same, according to the 
order of Truth. 

Its agreed that the first day meeting shall begin at>out 
the eleventh hour, for the winter season. 

Its also agreed that Benjamin Chambers and Willi;? m 
Frampton take the acco' of what is Collected for the use of 
the poor &C a - of the friends who were appointed to Collect 
the same, and that they give the next meeting information 

Friends that were appointed to Enquire about James At- 
kinson's clearness, relating to marriage, do declare to this 
meeting, that they know of nothing that may obstruct his 
proceedings, thereupon the meeting ordered a Certificate to 
be drawn up, to signifie the same to friends in Jersey, which 
was accordingly done. 

Thomas Philips requesting a Certificate from this meet- 

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ing of his clearness relating to marriage and Conversation. 
The meeting appoints John Songhurst, John Day, John 
Goodson & Benjamin Chambers to Enquire concerning him, 
and if they find him clear, that they sign bis Certificate and 
get so many more friends to sign it as shall be sufficient in 
behalf of this meeting. 

Thomas Lloyd proposed his intentions of marriage, with 
Patience Story of New York, to this meeting, who appointed 
John Moon and James Ciaypcol to Inquire of his clearness 
and signifie it to the next meeting, that a Certificate may 
be Compleated. 

The meeting agreed that the first and fifth day meetings 
be still at the new meeting place, till further order from 
this meeting:. 

Fxicnds Leii.g met i 1 the feai of the Lord at the Govern- 
our's house, and waiting a while proceeded to business, the 
fourth of the ninth month. 1684. 

According to the appointment of the last meeting, Wil- 
liam Frampton brought the account of the last Subscription 
for the use of the poor &C a - The meeting appointed John 
Goodson, Richard Orme and "William Frampton to again 
call on those behind in the payment of the same, to supply 
the present and urgent occasion. 

The meeting considered that there is want of something 
to be done to the new meeting house, to make it more Com- 
fortable as to Cold &C a> for the women & aged — and have 
appointed Ralph Fretwell & Henry Lewis to get the same 
accomplished with all speed. 

Mary Fincher and Widow Hoskins presents from the 
women's meeting Daniel Medlicott and Martha Sankee who 
declared their intentions of marriage. The meeting ap- 
pointed Henry Lewis & Christopher Penwick [Pennoek] to 
inquire concerning them, and bring acco' to the next meet- 

Sarah Goodson and Elinor Painter presents from the 

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womens meeting, Samuel Carpenter and Hannah Hardi- 
man, who declared their intentions of marriage. 

Friends having considered about a place where the Quar- 
terly meeting si '•' be kept, and at pre;.:.' loI knowing 
of a place convenient, Do appoint Thomas Lloyd, Ralph 
Fretwell, Griffith Jones, James Claypool, John Goodson & 
Thomas Fitzwater to provide a (dace & signiiie the same a 
first day or two before the meeting, and the above friends 
are appointed from Ibis meeting to attend at the said Quar- 
terly meeting. 

Mention being made concerning the Widow Warner, 
Richard Whitfield and Richard Orme, are desired to know 
her mind. 

Several Certificates were presented to the meeting, and 
committed to John Southworth to Record viz 1 - One for 
William Brinti c 6 his ffifi from friends, another from his 
dealers — One for John Boweter &■ his wife. One for George 
Pearce from friends & another from his dealers. One for 
John Bant, and Nicholas Prince from friends. One for 
John Taylor from friends, & another from magistrates. One 
for William Garrett & wife from friends. One for Robert 
Cliffe & wife from friends. One for John Smith <$: wife 
from friends. One for Samuel Lewis from friends, and for 
Joseph Hembray & Hugh Durborough from friends. 

At a Quarterly Meeting, on the second of the Tenth 
month, 1G84. friends being met in the fear of the Lord, after 
several testimonies born, and several papers from George 
Fox and the General meeting was read, The men and 
women separated and proceeded to business. 

Friends appearing for Tackony & Poquessin, William 
Preston, Richard Townsend, John Hart, Richard Walln, 
Richard Worrell, Samuel Ellis. 

Friends for the Welch friends Si Skuylkill, Thomas Ellis, 
Griffith Owen, Thomas Duckett, Henry Lewis, Barnabas 
Wilcox, John Bevan. 

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Friends for the town & meeting of Philadelphia, Thomas 
Lloyd, Ralph Frettwell, James Claypool, John Goodson, 
Thomas Fitzwater, Griffith Jones. 

Friends having considered that the time that the Quar 
terJy meeting is uow held at, is not convenient in several 
respects, do agree that it shall begin at the 9 th hour in the 
morning, every first second day of the week in the first, 
fourth, seventh, and Tenth months. 

Sarah Goodson and Margaret Lewis present from the 
womens meeting Samuel Carpenter and Hannah Hardiman 
who the second time declare their intentions of marriage, 
producing Certificates from abroad, friends finding all 
things clear, left them to their own time for the consumma- 
tion of their marriage. 

Friends at this meeting agreed that each monthly meet- 
i . prjsj road 1 to.Ecgi term riages, Births and Buri ' , 
and that the next Quarterly meeting b6 acquainted how 
they have proceeded therein. 

Mary Fincher and Sarah Moon presented Daniel Medli- 
cott and Martha Sankec, who the second time did declare 
their intentions of marriage and producing Certificates, all 
things appearing clear friends left them to their liberty for 
the Consummation of the same. 

It is desired b} r this meeting that each monthly meeting 
do Enquire in all their Quarters of loose livers and disor- 
derly walkers, or any that by their conversation the Truth 
is dishonoured, and that they bring acco' to the next Quar- 
terly meeting, that they may be dealt with according to 
Gospel Order. 

The Womens meeting presented the business of the 
Widow Warner to this meeting, desiring friends to take 
care of the said Widow. The meeting taking the same into 
consideration appointed Robert Turner, Thomas Fitzwater 
and Richard Whitfield to address themselves to the presi- 
dent and Council about the said Widow and her Estate, 
and Recommend William Clark, William Berry and William 

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Southerby for administrators that the said widow and chil- 
dren may not Suffer for want of Relief, and her Estate run 
to Ruin for want of looking after; 

John Goodson and Richard Orme are still desired to En- 
deavour to Collect the remainder of the subscriptions for 
charitable uses, and give account to next monthly meeting. 

Thomas Lloyd the second time presented his intentions 
of marriage with Patience Story of New York to this meet- 
ing. The meeting being satisfied of his clearness signed a 
Certificate to.signifie the same to the friends of New York. 

The sixth of the Eleventh month, 1GS4, being a Monthly 
Meeting. The agreement of the last Quarterly meeting was 
read and the friends that were appointed for the several 
services gave account to the meeting how they had pro- 
ceeded in the same. 

It was agreed that there be a Collection every monthly 
and Quarterly Meeting chiefly for the relief of poor friends, 
and if any thing remain, that it be disposed of, to defray 
public necessary charges. 

John Austin and Christian England widow, came the first 
time and laid their intentions of marriage before this meet- 
ing, and friends being acquainted that John Austin had 
been concerned with a woman m England by proposal of 
marriage, having written a letter or letters to the said 
woman, since his arrival here, signifying his Love to her, 
The meeting therefore thought it Requisite that the said 
Jn° Austin with Arthur Cook and Thomas Holme, write for 
a Certificate of his clearness from the said woman, as also 
for the Consent of his parents. 

Lent Widow Warner 20/, and put into the hands of Mary 
Bowman for the said Widow's use. 

Richard Whitfield and Thomas Rouse are appointed to 
assist John Goodson and Richard Orme to gather the 
former subscription for public charges. 

Thomas Fitzwater is desired to give notice the first day 

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before the next monthly meeting, that the business of the 
said eaeeting will be Extraordinary, and will need Friends 
general attendance. 

Three large paper books were brought from the Govern- 
ours for the use of the meeting, who have ordered the 
Largest to Register marriages, the next for Births, the third 
for buryals. 

At the Monthly Sleeting the third of the twelfth month 
1684 Friends being met, after several Testimonies Ex- 
horting to unity and love &O they proceeded to business. 

Sarah Moon and Sarah James presented Andrew Griscom 
and Sarah Dole, who declared their intentions of marriage 
the first time to the meeting, John Bristol] and her brother 
John Dole giving a Certificate of her clearness from all per- 
son- in England, also John Moon & John Jenn ; gaye a 
good account of. the Maid to the meeting, whereupon 
friends condescended to Refer them to the next meeting, 
and appointed Griffith Jones & Rich d Whitfield to Enquire 
further into their clearness. 

William Morgan laid his intentions of going for England 
before this meeting ; a Certificate was ordered to be signed 
by such as knew him. 

Margaret Lewis presented William Alloway and Elisa- 
beth Prothero to the meeting who declared their intentions 
of marriage the first time, Her father & mother being 
present and consenting, the meeting appointed James Clay- 
pool and Henry Lewis to Enquire into their clearness. 

The meeting taking into consideration theinconveniencies 
that attends many times for want of Certificates of persons 
clearness concerning marriage that comes from England and 
other parts into this Country, It was agreed that Ralph 
Fretwell, Arthur Cook and Robert Turner write unto George 
Fox in behalf of this meeting Requesting that friends would 
Incert in all Certificates they give, whether friends that 
come are clear or not in relation to marriage. 

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Its agreed that friends belonging to this meeting do gen- 
eral]}' meet the 9 th of this Instant, at the S lh hour in the 
morning at William Frampton's house to consider what to 
do in relation to poor friends, and thai friends do their 
utmost Endeavour to bring account of what friends may at 
present be in want. 

Collected in Cash this month £l . . 16 . . 2. 

Derrick Isaacs a dutch friend of Germantown, acquaint- 
ing this meeting of the wants of some of the dutch there, 
The meeting ordered Samuel Carpenter cc Griffith Jones to 
pay their subscriptions unto one, or some of them, that are 
in most need of a present supply. 

At the appointed meeting the ninth day of the twelfth 
month 16S-1, friends being met in pursuance of last monthly 
meetings order relating to the relief of poor friends* 

It was proposed whether friends as a people are to take 
care for any poor but their own, to say, such as walk ac- 
cording to Truth, and will receive their admonition. Friends 
agree that what is contributed in the mens and women s 
meetings for poor friends may be applied accordingly, and 
that care be taken that such as walk disorderly may noi 
receive the same, when the faithful and honest hearted want 
due help. 

Friends also agree that as formerly cheerfully to con- 
tribute a part as the magistrates see meet for the relief of 
all poor people or such as may be in need from time to 

And to the intent that there may be a supply from time 
to time suitable to answer the charge that may come upon 
us by poor friends It is agreed that there be a Subscription 
monthly as to the Sum, for the use aforesaid, and that in 
order thereunto a paper be prepared according to agreement, 
that each Subscriber do pay their subscription every month, 
at the monthly meeting, or to the persons appointed by the 
meeting to receive the same ; It is also agreed that the said 

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subscriptions be paid to William Frampton who is to pay 
it to whom the meeting shall order. 

And in order those that want relief may be supplied the 
meeting appoints John Eckiey, Samuel Carpenter, John 
Goodson, William Frampton & Ralph Frettwell (who offer 
to assist) to Enquire concerning and relieving poor friends 
as necessity requires, and also if any should want work, 
that they provide work for them according to their Capacity, 
and if they have children to acquaint the meeting thereof, 
that they may be placed out. 

Friends agree that friends of Germantown be taken care 
of at the Quarterly Meeting, and that (hey may be con- 
cluded in this or Tacony Meeting. 

The business concerning the relief of the widow Warner 
being presented, The meeting appointed the above persons 
to speak to Thomas Holme, John Moon and James Clay- 
poole, according to the advice of Thomas Lloyd io the women. 

At a Quarterly Meeting the second day of the first month 
1684-5. After a seasonable time of waiting friends pro- 
ceeded to business. 

The Epistle to George Fox concerning friends Certificates 
which come out of England, desiring that mention be made 
therein touching all single persons their clearness or other- 
wise on the acco 1 of marriage was Read and approved. 

A letter out of England from the Governour was read, 
and acceptable to the meeting. 

John Eckley and James Ciaypoole are appointed by this 
meeting to request the magistrates of the County that they 
will please to keep their Court on the first fifth day of every 
month, which if they please to grant, then the weekly meet- 
ing which has been hitherto on the fifth day, shall be on 
the fourth day, that so the Court and the meeting may not 
be on the same day. 

This meeting being acquainted that some friends and 
friendly people in and about New Castle do desire that a 

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meeting for the worship of God; Every first day may be 
held among fchem, winch this meeting considering, are well 
satisfied that the same be appointed having unity with them 
in the same, and it was ordered that feiends of New Ga tie 
be acquainted therewith. 

The meeting appoints Barnabas "Willcox and Thomas 
Duckett to apply to the Govern our's Commissioners for a 
Grant of two acres of Land for a burying place on the other 
side of Skuylkill. 

Henry Lewis, Thomas Duckett & Ralph Fretwell under- 
take to end the difference hetv, een John Day and John 

It is desired by the meeting that friends of each monthly 
meeting, who may have given in Certificates to be Recorded, 
do call for the same and pay for their Recording. 

Ralph Fretwell and John Jones are appointed to prepare 
a paper for subscriptions according to the Intent of the 
monthly meeting. 

Agreed that John South worth : s payment for serving the 
meeting he adjusted next meeting. 

It is further agreed by the meeting that John South- 
worth do record in a legible hand, all such public testi- 
monies of friends as have or may be read & approved of by 
the monthly and Quarterly meetings, and that he take the 
smallest of the three books bought of the Governour for the 

Also friends agree that the business with Richard Orme 
relating to the burying Ground be taken into consideration 
next meeting. 

At the Monthly Meeting the seventh of the second month, 

The meeting having considered that it may be more con- 
venient that the monthly meeting do begin the first second 
day of the month It is agreed that it be altered from the 
third unto the first second day of the month, to begin at 

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the twelfth hour precisely and the Quarterly meeting as 
formerly at the th hour, and all friends are desired io he 
careful to meet at the hours appointed. 

Andrew Grriscoia and Sarah huh; appeared the j.cvond 
time, and laid their intentions of marriage hefore the meet- 
ing, who being satisfyed in their clearness leave it to them- 
selves to Consummate their intentions. 

Melisant Hoskins & Sarah Goodson presented David 
Morris & Mary Philpin, who declared their intentions of 
marriage hefore the meeting, and producing Certificates 
which were read and ordered to be Recorded. John Eckley, 
Henry Levis & Alexander Beardsley are appointed to En- 
quire further into their clearness. 

It is agreed that the monthly Subscription for the poor 
shall also he for oilier concerns of Truth as the meeting 
shall see mue t. 

This day John Soutbworth was satisfyed and paid by an 
additional subscription for his service to this meeting. 

At a Monthly Meeting the fourth of the third month, 

Friends taking into consideration the business of the Old 
meeting house, by Thomas Hooton's and seeing that if was 
fitted for the Assembly, and was afterwards made use of for 
a Court, for the use and charge of fitting up thereof, Chris- 
topher Taylor doth demand five pounds, ol which the meet- 
ing is willing to allow forty shillings, the rest they leave for 
the County to defray, and those magistrates who are mem- 
bers of this meeting, are desired to take notice of the same, 
when the Count}' assessment is laid. 

Joshua Titteiy a Glass maker belonging to the society,* 
complaining to this meeting that they deny him his wages, 
which friends taking notice of, appointed John Songhurst, 
John Moon, William Sal way and John Barnes to speak 

(-The Free Society of Traders is here referred to.) 

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with William Wood, Benjamin Chambers, and other friends 
of the Society about it, and bring report to next meeting. 

"William Frampton acquainting the meeting, that ho is 
going to divide his house, and desires friends that some 
other place be considered of, and provided against the Quar- 
terly meeting, the meeting appointed John Moon. James 
Claypoole, John Goodson, William Frampton & John Song- 
hurst to consider of and provide a place, and make it public 
to friends against next meeting. 

David Morris and Mary Philpin appeared the second 
time and declared their intentions of marriage to this meet- 
ing, all things appearing clear, they are left to their own 
time for the Consummation of their said intentions. 

Ralph Fretwell and John Eckley laying their intentions 
of going out of this province, before the meeting, desiring 
Certificates oi their conversations amongst friends, Tho 
meeting appointed Christopher Taylor and William Framp- 
ton to draw them, and that as many friends sign them as 
is convenient, if they should go before next meeting. 

David Ogden desired a Certificate of his clearness relating 
to marriage. James Claypool & John Goodson are desired 
to Enquire concerning him in that behalf, and bring report 
to next meeting. 

Alexander Beardsley offers to record friends Testimonies 
in a book, as friends formerly ordered, which is accepted. 

Collected this meeting £l . . 14 . . 6. 

Richard Orme is ordered to have what money doth remain 
of the subscriptions, when the poor are supplied, towards the 
charge of the burying Ground. 

John Jones and William Frampton are appointed to pe- 
ruse the account of the work at the burying Ground, and 
have it at next meeting. And that some be appointed at 
the Quarterly meeting to speak to poor friends that are like 
to be in want, and that they advise them the propere'st way 
for the getting of a livelihood. 

[A minute mentioning some report by Evan Prothero 

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concerning Peter Dalbo and bis father-in-law, Peter Rambo. 
Henry Lewis, John Songhurst and John Goodson to inquire 
into the matter. No further mention.] 

The meeting also desires Henry Lewis to acquaint the 
magistrates at next Court, of the disorderly doings at Passy- 
unck last first day. 

At a Quarterly Meeting the first of the fourth month, 1GS5, 

Friends appearing for Tackony Meeting, Richard Wain, 
William Preston. 

Friends appearing for Skuylkill, Barnabas Willcox, 
George Painter, William Howell. 

Friends for Philadelphia.. John Songhurat, Thomas Fitz- 
water, Edward Luffe, Benjamin Chambers. 

Friends for Tackony meeting acquainting this meeting 
11 at 11 eir meeting hou eel ithn ' stand in Tackony, neither 
is there any friends at Tackony that are members of it, but 
the land on which it stands, and the friends adjoyning, live 
in Oxford township, therefore the meeting doth think fit 
that it be called Oxford meeting. 

The meeting appoints John Songhurst, Barnabas Will- 
cox, Robert Ewer & Thomas Fitzwater or any three of them 
to speak with the President and Committee of the Society 
about the business of Joshua Tittery, and bring Report to 
the next meeting. 

It is unanimously agreed by this meeting that there shall 
be built with all Expedition a meeting house in the Center 
of Brick, to be 50 foot long & 36 foot wide. The Timber 
work whereof Andrew Griscom offers himself to the meeting 
to do, and William Preston the mason and Bricklayers 
work. The meeting also appointed James Claypool, Barn- 
abas Willcox, John Jones and John Goodson to take turns 
to see the materials gotten together, and forward it as much 
as possible between this and next meeting. The Subscrip- 
tion for building the meeting house, either to be brought 
into the next monthly meeting or paid into the hands of 

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James Claypool & Samuel Carpenter who are appointed to 
dispose of the same, by order of the meeting. 

Barnabas Willcox complaining to this meeting that John 
Fisher had greaiiy abused him, with had words and names, 
The meeting appointed Thomas Fitzwater, John Songhurst 
& James Claypoole to speak with him about the same, and 
to bring his answer to next, meeting, and if possible to per- 
suade him to Give Barnabas satisfaction. 

Some friends proposing that some place on the front of 
Delaware for an afternoon meeting on first days, The meet- 
ing did Condescend that the said friends may prepare a 
pi a ce accord) ngly . 

Received by William fframpton this meeting of the 
monthly subscription, 14/7-J. 

At oar Monthly- Meeting the sixth of the fifth month, 
1685. The friends that were appointed to Enquire into the 
business of Joshua Tittery are still desired to speak with the 
President and Committee about it, seeing the Society have 
had no Committee since. 

Melissant Hoskins and Margaret Beardsley presented 
Thomas Morris and Jane Jones to this meeting, who the 
first time declared their intentions of marriage. The meet- 
ing appointed Edward Luffe and David Brientnall to En- 
quire concerning their clearness and bring account thereof 
to next meeting. 

It is the agreement of the meeting that Christopher Tay- 
lor prepare all Certificates of marriage for friends that may 
have occasion within the limits of this meeting. 

This meeting doth appoint Thomas Duckett and John 
Redman to Join with William Preston in carrying on the 
Brickwork of the meeting house in the Center, and also doth 
appoint Samuel Carpenter, Barnabas Wilcox & Alexander 
Beardsley to go to the Center with the workmen abovesaid, 
and get the place where the meeting house shall stand set 
out, and to get Bricks Stone &C a to the place to begin the 

Minutes of PMladelphia Monthly Meeting* 2S5 

This meeting taking into consideration that Whereas 
there are several persons, in and ahout tins place who pro- 
fess the Truth, but live loosely and disorderly, did desire 
Christopher Taylor to draw up a paper therein to disown 
all loose and disorderly practices in all, but more especially 
in such as make profession of the Truth, and that the same 
he read in our public first day meeting. 

This meeting agrees that the meeting house in the Center 
be 50 foot long. 35 foot wide & 14 foot high. 

This meeting ordered William Frampton to pay Richard 
Orme 30/ of the meetings money. 

Collected this meeting, £1 . . . . 9. 

At our Monthly Meeting the third of the sixth month, 

[A letiei • f j om Friends in Baxbadoes mentions one Wil- 
liam Hunt, a minister, now in these parts. Thomas Fitz- 
water, Edward Luffe and Samuel Carpenter are appointed 
to call upon him.] 

The business of Joshua Tittery being again debated, 
Friends gave it as their judgment that Benjamin Chambers 
in behalf of the Society, and Joshua Tittery, Choose two or 
more unconcerned persons and their agreement to be a final 
determination in the difference. 

Elisabeth Fitzwater and Margaret Beardsley again present 
Thomas Morris and Jane Jones who the second time pro- 
posed their intentions of marriage, The woman producing a 
Certificate from the meeting of Merioneth on the other side 
Skuylkill and all things being clear Friends leave them to 
their own time for the Consummation of their said inten- 

Margaret Lewis and Mary Maw [Mace?] presented 
Charles Brigham & Hannah Renager, who declared their 
intentions of marriage. The meeting appointed Thomas 
Fitzwater and John Songhurst to Enquire of their clearness, 
and bring account to next meeting. 

2S6 Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

George Einlen appeared before this meeting and declared 
that he intended to take Eliinor Allen of Bucks County to 
wife. The meeting appointed Richard Orme and David 
Bj ientnall to Enquire of his clearnes , in order to a Certificate. 

[Those appointed to .speak to William Hunt report that 
he spoke of Ralph Fretwell, whom lie had probably known 
in Barhadoes.] 

Paid Richard Orme this meeting 17/4J, being all the 
meetings Stock, and there is still due to him £3 . . 10 . . 8h. 

At our Quarterly Meeting the twelfth of the seventh 
month, ] 'jSo : being deferred till then because of Burlington 
& our Yearly Meeting. 

Friends that did appear for Tackony Meeting. Richard 
YValln, Rob* Adams, William Preston, John Hart, who de- 
clared they knew of no business from their meeting. 

Friends for Skuylkill monthly meeting Thomas Duckctt, 
Barnabas Wilcox, George Painter, who declared they knew 
of no business to this meeting. 

For the town of Philadelphia most of the immbeis of 
their meeting who referred to their book. 

It being proposed to this meeting that a Register be kept 
for each monthly and Quarterly meeting for marriages, 
Births and Buryals notwithstanding what is provided in 
that case by the Government, the thing being debated and 
considered of, It was Concluded that the law be not dis- 
countenanced nor laid aside, it being Judged by this meet- 
ing for the advantage of friends. 

[Some Friends from Shrewsbury, N. J., mention William 
Hunt as having been with them.] 

[The difference between Barnabas Wilcox and John 
Fisher being again mentioned, John Moon and John Good- 
son are appointed to write to William Clark and other 
friends below, respecting said Fisher.] 

A letter from the Quarterly meeting at Nailsworth in 
Gloucestershire in England, relating to the administration 

Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 287 

of, and to the fern house at Burlington, was read and after 
some debate of the matter the papers was ordered to be codq- 
mitted to the friends of Bucks County who shall attend the 
service of the Yearly Meeting, to commit to the Quarterly 
Meeting of Bucks to do therein as they think convenient & 

The friends appointed for the service of the Yearly 

John Hart & Richard Walln for Taekony or Oxford 

Thomas Duckett, John Bevan, John Humphreys, Edward 
Jones, George Painter for the other side of Skuylkill. 

James Claypool, Griffith Jones, Thomas Fitzwater, Sam- 
uel Carpenter, Joint Goodson for Philadelphia. 

This meeting ordered Samuel Carpenter, Thomas Duckett, 
Barnabas Wilcox & Alexander Beardsley to draw on each 
subscriber for the paying of workmen in provisions &C a - 
to the value of their subscriptions for the building the meet- 
ing house in the Center. 

Charles Brigharn and Hannah Renager appear the 
second time before the meeting, and declared their inten- 
tions of marriage, all things appearing Clear, the meeting 
left them to their own time for the Consummating the same. 

Thomas Rutter appeared before this meeting Requesting 
a Certificate of his clearness relating to marrirge. The 
meeting appointed John Moon and Thomas Fitzwater to 
Enquire concerning him and give account to next meeting 
in order for a Certificate. 

George Emlen appeared a second time for a certificate, 
all things being clear, The meeting ordered a Certificate 
to be drawn accordingly. 

Richard Orme is appointed by this meeting to make 
Graves in the burying place for all friends and that he give 
account to each monthly meeting. 

And forasmuch as something of difference hath arose, 
more especially about the meeting house and burying 

28S Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Medina. 

ground, to set it open to the dissatisfaction of many Good 
friends which hath caused grief and trouble, that there 
should be any cause of strife amongst the Lords people, but 
forasmuch as some who have given some occasion of differ- 
ence have honestly Confest their mistake iu it, therefore 
from this meeting, for the time to come, we profess our 
mutual and hearty Christian union in the Lords Truth, and 
have considered the use of the foresaid meeting house on 
the front street of Philadelphia to be for afternoon first day 
meetings, and further as shall be ordered from time to time, 
by the monthly or Quarterly meetings. The morrow week 
agreed upon to be the beginning of the service of that place. 
Paid Richard Orme this meeting 6/1J, being iha whole 
Stock of the meeting. 

At our Monthly Meeting the fifth of the Eighth month, 

[It is ordered that Samuel Carpenter write to William 
Peachce for copies of papers relating to William Hunt, to 
be sent to William Frampton.] 

Ellinor Allen and Hannah Boyer presented Edmond 
Bennett and Elizabeth Potts who the first time declared 
their intentions of marriage to the meeting. The meeting 
orders him to bring a Certificate of his clearness from the 
meeting he belongs to, in the County of Backs, to the next 

Elizabeth Fitzwater and Elisabeth Luffe presented Isaac 
Pearson & Elizabeth Hall who the first time declared their 
intention of marriage to this meeting, who appointed 
Thomas Fitzwater and Richard Orme to Enquire into their 
clearness, and give account thereof to the next meeting. 

Sarah Goodson and Ellinor Allen presented Thomas 
Masters and Hannah Herd to this meeting who the first 
time declared their intention of marriage. The meeting 
appointed Griffith Jones & Andrew Griscom to Enquire 
concerning them and give account to next meeting. 

Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 289 

According to Thomas Rutters former request this meet- 
ing hath given him a Certificate to friends of the falls meet- 
ing, concerning his clearness with relation to marriage ;\wl 
to be signed in behalf of the meeting bj Christophei T. v Lor. 

Elizabeth Fitzwater and Sarah Barnes present Thomas 
Kitchen & Mary Mace, who the first time declared their 
intentions of" marriage. The meeting ordered him to bring 
a Certificate from the meeting he belongs to of his clearness, 
also appoints Alexander Beardsley, John Jones arid Samuel 
Carpenter to assist the woman, being a widow, to settle her 
concerns before marriage, so that her Children be duly pro- 
vided for and taken care of, to what she hath, or can con- 
veniently part with. 

This meeting being informed that several friends that had 
subscribed towards building the meeting house in the Cen- 
ter Expect to discount their former disbursements, It is 
the advise of the meeting that all .friends that have sub- 
scribed, do answer the same that the meeting house may be 
finished before this Winter, and after that is built speedy 
care shall be taken that friends be Reimbursi what appears 
to the meeting to be their due from the meeting or, former 

Andrew Griscom hath undertaken to carry on and finish 
the Carpenters work of the meeting house in the Center, 
that is to say, The floor, Roof, and to Cover it, and hath 
promised to begin it in Ten days at farthest, and in the 
mean time to make what provision he can for it. 

Paid Richard Orme this meeting all the Collection which 
was £1 . . 5 . . 0. 

At the Monthly Meeting the second of the ninth month, 

Sarah Goodson and Elisabeth Lufxe present Thomas 
Masters and Hannah Herd the second time to the meeting, 
who declared their intentions of marriage; all things being 
clear, friends leave them to their own time for the Consum- 
mating of their said Intentions. 

290 Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

Elisabeth Luffe and Elisabeth Fitzwater present Isaac 
.Pearson & Elisabeth Hall who the second lime present 
their intentions of marriage to the meeting, all things ap- 
pearing clear, friends left them to their own time for the 
Consummating the same. 

Thomas Hollymau having complained of Henry Bad- 
cock for some uncivil carnage &O The meeting appointed 
Christopher Taylor and John Goodson to accompany 
Thomas Fitzwater, Thomas Dnckett & Edward Luffe who 
formerly spoke to him about it, or any three of them, to go 
and speak to him, and give account to next meeting. 

Ordered by this meeting that Richard Orme be continued 
to look after the burying ground, and do Judge that 2/, this 
money is a reasonable price for making a Grave, Except he 
make abatement according to bigness, or on account of pov- 
erty, and that a Copy hereoi be given him. 

Paid Richard the money Collected this month being 
£1 . . 4. Yet due £1 . . 1 . . 0. 

It being taken notice of by several friends of this meetmg ; 
that this meeting is greatly burthened and oppressed ):y the 
increase of the poor, more than any other place in the Pro- 
vince by reason of people's general landing here, the meet- 
ing appoints Edward Luffe to mention the same at the 
Quarterly Meeting for their consideration & advise for 

A letter from William Berry and John Curtis was read 
concerning the children of John Lowe deceased, the meeting 
ordered Samuel Carpenter to write to them, in answer to 
their letter, and that they send up the Children to Griffith 
Jones, and that he be spoke with in the meantime to receive 

Agreed that the Quarterly Meeting for the men be at the 
new meeting house, and that Christopher Taylor & Thomas 
Fitzwater provide a place for the women, where friends are 
desired to meet precisely at the 10"' hour that they may 
have time to do their business before night, and that one of 

Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 291 

the friends above mentioned give notice thereof the first clay 
before, and Philip England is desired to acquaint friends 
on the other side of Skuylkill, and Edw d Luffe to Taekony 

Philip England is desired to speak to Thomas Duekett to 
finish the Well at the Center least for want of doing it, it 
may be unfit for use. 

Friends appoint Thomas Fitzwater, Thomas Hooton, and 
Alexander Beardsley to go to all that have subscribed Hie 
monthly subscription and are behind in payment., and also 
to those who have not subscribed, and desire them, that they 
will all assist and be ready to pay their subscriptions to an- 
swer the present and urgent occasions of the meeting, more 
especially that there may be speedy care taken by the afore- 
said friends to provide Corn in store for poor friends before 
the river be frozen up. 

At a Quarterly Meeting the seventh of the Tenth month, 

This meeting having a weighty sence of the necessity 
through the particular monthly meetings of this county for 
the relief of poor friends in general; The meeting do unan- 
imously agree that Collections be accordingly, and that 
what is Collected, account thereof may be brought to the 
Quarter!}- Meeting ; and this is proposed that we may con- 
tinue to have a true feeling sence of such among us as are 
the Lords true poor, who may cry to the Lord for relief, 
that as children of one father there may be such provision 
made amongst us, as much as possible that there may not 
be a beggar amongst us, nor any justly to complain in our 
streets, but that our Bowels may be open to them for their 

Edmond Bennett and Elizabeth Pctts appear the second 
time, and declare their intentions of marriage, all things 
appearing clear, friends left them to their liberty for Con- 
summating the same. 

292 Sfinutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

John Martin and Elisabeth Servis appear the second time, 
and declare their intentions of marriage, all things being 
clear, friends left them to their own time for the Consumma- 
tion of the same. 

Thomas Kitchen and Mary Mace made their second ap- 
pearance before the meeting, and declared their intentions 
of marriage, all things being clear, they were left to their 
own time for the consummation thereof. 

Daniel Teg desiring a Certificate of his clearness relating 
to marriage, Thomas Fitzwater and Thomas Gross are to 
Enquire concerning him, and give account to next meeting. 

It is agreed that the meeting in the Center on first days 
begin between the hours of nine and Ten, and the meeting 
on Delaware to begin between two and three in the after- 

Bernard Littlejohn desired a Certificate of his clearness. 
John Goodson and Andrew Griscom are to Enquire con- 
cerning his clearness and bring account to next meeting. 

Contributed this meeting £2 . . . . 8| and put into the 
hands of Thomas Ilooton. More 12/, paid by Bochford. 

Paid by order of the meeting to Richard Orme £!..!.. 8. 

At our Monthly Meeting the fourth of the Eleventh 
month, 1G85. 

The Certificate of William Bradford and his wife was 
road from Devonshire-house meeting, and ordered to be 

The testimony of advice to friends from Frances Taylor 
before she deceased, was read and ordered to be Recorded, 
and as to that part of her advise for counselling such as 
come over from England, at their first arrival, what course 
to take, to manage what they bring and also relating to 
their settlement, The meeting appointed Christopher Tay- 
lor, Thomas Fitzwater, John Songhurst, Henry Lewis, 
Philip England, Thomas Duckett, Benjamin Chambers, 
William Southerly, John Goodson, Thomas Fairman, Wil- 

Miriutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 293 

Ham Frampton, John Jones and Thomas Hooton to Enquire 
as Ships corac in, and as occasion presents Give account to 
the monthly and Quarterly Meeting. 

Bernard Littlejohn appearing, the second time for a Cei- 
tificate, all things being clear a Certificate was accordingly 

Isaac Ricketts desiring the meeting to advise him relat- 
ing to his case with his Employers which was stated and 
read in the meeting, whereupon James Claypoole, Robert 
Turner, William Salway, John Goodson and William 
Frampton were appointed to Enquire into the concern and 
advise the said Isaac accordingly, and also acquaint the 
meeting thereof. 

Elizabeth Lnffeand Margaret Porter presented Nathaniel 
Walton & Martha Bowling who the first time declared their 
intentions of marriage to the meeting, and were ordered to 
bring Certificates to next meeting for their clearness. 

The business of the meeting house in the Center being- 
considered of, The meeting appointed Henry Lewis, Thomas 
Duelcett and John Jones with the assistance of Edward 
Lord to Examine all accounts from the first subscription to 
the present state of things, that if need be something be 
considered of for a further subscription the next meeting. 

Friends of the womens meeting did inform this meeting 
that they had appointed Ellin Claypoole, Sarah Hollyman, 
Elisabeth Hooton, Elisabeth Luffe, Melissant Hoskins & 
Margaret Lewis for advising new Comers according to 
Frances Taylors advice. 

Collected this meeting £1 . . 7 . . 2. Rest in Thomas Hoo- 
tons hands £l . . 11 . . 2 J. more received, of William South- 
erby a pair of shoes 6/. more by discount with Philip Eng- 
land 4/. in all £Z . . 8 . . 4}. 

Disbursed thereof for the relief of [blank] Turner & his 
wife by Tho s Hooton £1 . . 11 . . 2 J. 

294 Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

At our Monthly Meeting the first day of the twelfth 
month, 1685. 

The friends mentioned to adjust the accounts of the meet- 
ing house in the Center, were Enquired for, none hut John 
Jones appearing, acquainted the meeting that the ace* was 
not finished, by reason Thomas Duckett, one who was ap- 
pointed, had not delivered in the acco" he had received. 
The meeting desires the aforesaid friends to adjust the same 
and bring it to the next meeting. 

Richard Orme acquainted this meeting that he doth in- 
tend to take Mary Tedder of Harford to be his wife, and 
desires a Certificate from ibis meeting of his clearness with 
relation to marriage. The meeting appointed David Brient- 
nall & Daniel Jones to Enquire into bis clearness & bring 
account thereof to the next monthly meeting. 

Something being proposed that a Collection be in the 
public meeting once a month and that the same be proposed 
to the Quarterly meeting. 

Christopher Taylor presented a paper to the consideration 
of this meeting, recommending several wholsom things to 
be practiced by friends. The meeting having declared their 
unanimous liking of the same, and do leave the same to be 
presented to the Quarterly meeting for their Consent of the 
way of putting in practice the particulars therein Expressed. 

Something being mentioned concerning a weekday meet- 
ing on this side, This meeting agrees that a meeting be kept 
on fourth days at the second hour and the thing is recom- 
mended to the Quarterly meeting for further Consideration. 

Nathaniel Walton & Martha Bowling appeared the second 
time, and declared their intentions of marriage, he bringing 
Certificates both from England and from Poquessin meet- 
ing of his clearness. Friends leave them to their own time 
for the Consummating their intentions. 

Collected this meeting 1SJ4L 

MiiU'ies of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 295 

At our Quarterly Meeting in Philadelphia the first day 
of the first month, 1685-6. 

David Hammond declared to this meeting that he in- 
tends tc go f Qi Englai (l ) ; ' 1>( 1 desired a Certificate from this 
meeting concerning his conversation, and the meeting ap- 
points a Certificate to he given from this meeting. 

Friends appearing for Skuylkill monthly meeting are 
Griffith Owen, George Painter, John Bevan, Edward Jones, 
Thomas Duckett & Paul Saunders. 

Friends from Oxford meeting Richard Walkl, William 
Preston and John Hart. 

Mention being made of the agreement of the last Quar- 
terly meeting, concerning a Collection in each monthly 
meeting, The friends of Skuylkill acquaints tins meeting 
that they have proceeded therein accordingly. Friends of 
Oxford declare that they have not done anything therein 
for want of a Copy of the said meetings agreement, but in- 
tend to proceed according as this meeting shall agree. 

Richard Orme appearing for a Certificate, the friends who 
was appointed to Enquire after his clearness, declared they 
heard of nothing that might hinder in that respect, his 
Certificate was Sign'd by order of this meeting. 

Christopher Taylors paper presented last monthly meet- 
ing was heard, and Copies given to each monthly meeting 
to consider of it between this and next Quarterly meeting 
for further approbation. 

The proposal of a Collection in the public meeting was 
deferred, This meeting not agreeing about it. 

Griffith Jones informing this meeting that John Curtis 
desired the meeting to send for John Lowe's children, The 
meeting desires William Frampton to send up the said Child- 
ren by the first opportunity to be disposed of by the meeting. 

Bridget Jennect and Ellinor Allen presented from the 
womens meeting Thomas Harding & Mary Bullock the 
first time who declared their intentions of marriage. The 
meeting appointed John Redman and Philip England to 

296 Afmufcs of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

Enquire into his clearness. Certificates to be produced 
next monthly meeting. 

Collected this meeting 8/4. 

The business of the meeting in the Center being ag in 

spoken to, and there appearing a necessity for the getting 
up the Poof, to secure the walls, the following friends at the 
Request of the meeting, are willing to lend the sums under- 
written to cany on the said work, vizi William Bowlding 
20/. Christ Taylor £2. Robert Turner £3. Griffith 
Jones £3. and the following friends will give the sums men- 
tioned with their names viz. John Bevari 30/. Joseph Paul 
20/. John Jones 30/. Richard "Whitfield 20/. The whole 
is £14. 

Friends desire Thomas Duckett and John Redman to get 
a Carpenter to proceed in getting up the roof, and that 
Henry Lewis, John ^Parsons, Thomas Bradford & William 
Harwood to view the Timber and value the workmanship, 
and that Thomas Duckett draw bills upon the several per- 
sons abovenamed as there is occasion. 

At our Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia the fifth of the 
second month 1686. 

The friends appointed last meeting about the meeting 
house in the Center being Enquired of how far they had 
proceeded in the order of the last meeting, They acquainted 
the meeting that speaking with Andre v Griscomb about it, 
he had promised them, that by such a time (which is past 
and nothing done) he would do something to the work, and 
Andrew appearing here did declare his disappointment, and 
did Engage to the meeting to begin and set on, to finish the 
work this day two weeks, which the meeting accepted, and 
if Andrew's account should not be liked, he doth agree to 
have the work appraised by whom the meeting shall appoint. 

Samuel Carpenter acquainted the meeting that he is a 
great sum out on building the meeting house in the Center, 
and desires the meeting to consider of some way to Reim- 

Minnies of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 297 

burse him. The meeting agrees that whereas several that 
have subscribed to the building of the meeting house & 
have not answered the same, the meeting does order Edward 
Lore 1 to demand the said sums and such as shall 'deny to 
pay the Same to return their names to next meeting. 

Margaret Lewis & Joan Jones from the womens meeting 
presented the children of John Lowe deceased, for concur- 
rence for their putting forth. Archibald Mickle was con- 
cluded to have the boy, Griffith Jones the middle Girl, and 
the youngest one to be disposed of by the women friends. 

Edward Eaton appeared at this meeting & desired a Cer- 
tificate of his clearness (purposing to take a wife from Ox- 
ford meeting,) relating to marriage, the meeting appointed 
Edward Lufi'e, Daniel Jones and David Powell to Enquire 
of his clearness, and if clear to certify the same unto friends, 
in the behalf of this meeting. 

Thomas Harding & Alary Bullock appeared the second 
time and declared their intentions of marriage, all things 
appearing clear, the meeting leaves them to their own time 
for the Consummation of the same. 

Melissant Hoskins & Margaret Beardsley presents from 
the womens meeting Benjamin Chambers <fe Hannah Smith 
who appeared the first time, and declared their intentions cf 
marriage to the meeting who appointed Thomas Fitzwater 
and Christopher Taylor to Enquire into their clearness and 
give an account to the next meeting. 

Elisabeth Luffe & Elisabeth Morgan presents Philip 
Howell and Jane Luffe who declared their intentions of 
marriage, the meeting appointed Edward Luffe, William 
Frampton and William Morgan to Enquire into the said 
Philips clearness, and to see the concern of the Widow re- 
lating to her Child settled, and bring report to the next 

John Goodson, Benjamin Chambers and Thomas Fitz- 
water are desired to procure the Title for the land belong- 
ing to the meeting house on the front of Delaware secured 

298 Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. 

from Thomas Holmes to John Goodson, Benjamin Cham- 
bers, William Frampton, Thomas Duckett, James Clay- 
poole & Alexander Beardsley, in behalf of the meeting, who 
will consider of a way to raise money to pay foi the same. 

Samuel Carpenter intending to Barbadoes desired a Cer- 
tificate from this meeting of his Conversation, The meeting 
appoints as many friends as are free to subscribe a Certifi- 
cate wrote by Christo* Taylor in behalf of the meeting. 

Collected this meeting 5/l|. 

[Thomas Fitzwater, Benjamin Chambers and Alexander 
Beardsley are appointed to speak to John Moon and advise 
him in regard to marriage.] 

Received from William Boldwin by discount of. and 
from W m Southerby a pair of shoes, 6/. 

Jrti Hftemotiam. 


Levi Taylor Dickson, a Vice-President of the Genealogi- 
cal Society of Pennsylvania, died at Aiken, South Carolina, 
December 18, 1898. 

He was born in Philadelphia May 22, 1848, his father 
being John Dickson and his mother Elizabeth Janet Cock- 

He traced his Dickson lineage to a family of that name 
living in the Seventeenth Century on the border land of 
England and Scotland; and he traced his Taylor lineage 
through the Colonial Days (o Samuel Taylor, an English- 
man, who settled a few miles East of Burlington, West Jer- 
sey, in 1681. 

He himself contributed largely to the working out of the 
numerous branches of the descendants of Samuel Taylor, 
many of whom now live in Philadelphia and New Jersey. 

He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and 
was admitted to the Bar of Philadelphia, but being possessed 
of ample means never practiced his profession. 

In 1872 he joined the First Troop, Philadelphia City 
•Cavalry, and subsequently served on the staff of the Gover- 
nor of Pennsylvania. 

In the course of time he became interested in the preser- 
vation and utilization of our Colonial Records, and this 
interest deepened and increased and remained with him 
during the rest of his life. 

It was in pursuance of this line of thought and work that, 
in the year 1891, he associated himself with others of similar 
views and became one of the Founders of the Genealogical 
Society of Pennsylvania. 

At the first meeting of the Society he was elected a Vice- 
President, and afterwards annually re-elected. 


300 Levi Taylor Liclson. 

During this long term of service, which coincided with 
the very life of the Society, he proved a zealous and efficient 
worker and aided at all times the objects for which the 
Society was founded. 

As Chairman of Important Committees of the Board he 
had opportunities to prove the care and the thoroughness 
of his work. In the labor of formulating a regular system 
of work for the Society, he bore his full share, and. by his 
death the Society losses an active and faithful official. 


ABBAT, John, 229 
Abbett, David, child of, 229 
Abbott, David, 229 

William, 229 
Aekerman, John, 203 

Mari, 208, 209 
Acre, Michael, 168 
Acron, Baltus, 163 
Adair, Ann, 139 

William, 189 
Adams, Abraham, 1S3 

Ifnuna, 85 

Isaac, 181 

John, 32 

Mathevr, 177 

Mathiaa, 3 VI 

Richard, 181 

Robert, 8G, 179, 28G 

Samuel, 79, 183 

Susannah, 229 

William, 178, 181 
Addams, Robert, 59, 88 
Addis, Thomas, 170 

Addison, , 116 

Adkinsou, Isaac, 220 

Jane, 220, 221 

John, 220 

Samuel, 220 

Thomas, 220 

William, 220 
Aff, Elias, 172 
Ahnold, Thomas, 34 
Aires, Robert, 60 
Aken, George, 229 
Aker, Henry, 173 
Akerman, John, 229 
Alberson, Abraham, 83 

Benjamen, 167 

Alberaon, Rebecca, 83 

Willm, 83, 84 
Albert, Casper, 229 

Wm 229 
Alberti, George P., 225 
Albrecht, Elizabeth, 191 
Alburtus, Ann (Harnet), 188 

Lewis, 188 
Alders, Everett, 32 
Aldricks, Jacob, 35 

Peter, Sketch of, 35, 36 
Alerainlr-rj Alexander, 26 

Elizabeth, 190 

Georjre, 190 

W>n, 229 
Alford, Philip, 66 

Sarah, 66 
Aliback, Christian, 182 
Alison, Andrew, 229 
Allen, Andrew, 114 

Ann, 113 

Ellinor, 286, 288, 295 

Enoch, 229 

Ethan, 225 

Francis Olcott, 133, 157, 1C0, 101 
contribution of, 225 

Gen. Ira, 225 

James, 113, 114 

Mary, 187 

Nathaniel, 60 

Priscilla, 253 

Richard, 113 

Samuel, 256 

Thomas, 187 

William, 113, 114, 229 
Allbance, Joseph, 170 
Allin, Richard, 178 

Wm, 178 


Index oj , ■<■ 

Alloway, , 29 

John, 29,31 

William, 277 
Allstadt, Martin, 1 79 
Ahicks, Peter, 'jy 
Atnbier, Joseph, 170 
Ames, John, 111 
Amor, Richard, 213 
Anderson, Andrew, 50 

Gustaff, 76 

Hendrick, 30 

James, '229 

Jane, W> 

John, 177 

Joseph, 229 

Lawrence, 11 
Andre, George, 160 
Andrews, Elizabeth, 205 

Francis, 205 

!' ti ', 175 

Windla, 166 
Andries, Claes, 22 

Eskell, 32 

Hendrick, 33 

Isaac, 30 

Jan, 33 

Justa, 32 

Lace, 30, 32 

Roelof, 31 
Andrkson, Andries, 30 
Andros, Governor, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40 
Andrusse, Andries, 33 
Ankibrant, Christopher, 182 
Annesley, James, 122, 123 
Aunis, Elisabeth, 2C0, 267 
Ansley, John, 191 

Lucy, 191 
Antas, Ilenry. 173 
Anter, John, 31 
Antonietta, Maria, 229 
Ap Edward, John, 56 
Apple, Margaret, 329 
Apply, Wid*, 173 
Apia, George, 229 
Arbushneti, Roberti, 21 
Arbuthnetus, Alexander, 21 

Arianson, John, Si 
Arinat, I'boD i < ■' , 229 
Armitaga, Bes jatnen li '- 1 
Armbli -;•;, Jo: ph, 178 
Aimibeig, (.*•. nga. :•' 29 
Ashbauph John, l'<": 
Ashburnham. John, 177 
Asheman, Abraham, 179 
Ashetc \ Joseph, 169 

Ra, 178 
Ashman, Eliza, 229 

Godfrey, 229 
Ashmead, John, B6, li'..' 

Mary, 86 

Nil holas, 86 
Ash t:>n, John, 60 
Aake, William, 170 
Askin, John, 33 
Assheton, Ralph, 137 

Atkins, Samuel, CO 

Thomas, 172 
Atkinson, see Adkinson. 

Jamfea, 209, 210, 255, 253, 257, 

William, 169 
Atlee, Walter F., 142 

Atteway, , 29 

Anbury, Mr., 124 
Austin, John, 60, 270 

Nicholas, 160 
Avis, John, 229 

BAALY, Andrew, 17S 
Baaly, Peter, 179 
Baccus, John, 229 
Bachelor, John, 230 
Backer, Ambroos, 32 
Badcock, Henry, 290 
Badcok, Henry, 180 
Badsforth, Edward, 58 
Baggs, John, child of, 230 
Baily, Sarah, 229 
Bainbridge, John. CO, 200, 219 
Bainbridge, Sarah, 219 
Baine, James, 183 

Index of Names 


Baine. John ; 133 

Baker, Henry, 205, 210, 212, 224 

John, 52 

Joseph, r>2 


Petsr, i <2 

Rebeka, i 2 

Sarah, 52 

William Spohn, 161 
Ball, Join, 169 

William, 177 

Balldwin, , 177 

Ballonger, Amriah, 229 
Baity, John. 181 
Bambirger, Arnold, 181 
Bankson, Benjamen, 179 

Jacob, 179 

John, 179 

Swarm, 179 
Banner, L: . n uce, 208 
Bant, Joljn, 274 
Barber, Edward, 48 

Elizabeth, 48 

Hannah, 48 

John, 48, 63 

Mary, 48 

Sarah, 48 

Barclay, , 115 

Barents, Jan, 32 
Baringer, Mr., 230 
Barker, John, 31, 63 
Barkley, Robert, 80 
Barlo, Joseph, 174 
Barnds, , 29 

Christopher, 33 
Barnes, , 29 

Brietoll, 59 

John, 59, 262,265, 270, 271, 281 

Sarah, 289 
Barnet, Andrew, 170 

Henry, 170 
Barns, John, 172 
Baron, Mich., 34 
Barr, Mary Ann, 230 

Sarah, 230 
Barrett, Ann, 266, 267 

Barriage, Thomas, 230 
Barry, Mary, 230 
Barsteller, Adam, 170 
Bartellstol'l, Barlel, 178 
Bartelsen, Math., 34 
Bartholimew, John, 176 

Thomas, 176 
Bartinstal, Henry, 177 
Bartlesoij, Abner, 230 
Bartlett, Ellisabetli, 88 

Henry, 88, 89 

John, 88 

Mary, 88 

Prudence, 88, 89 
Bartol, John, 172 
Bartolet, Elizabeth, 179 

John, 179 
Bartoram, John, 174 
Bar tram, Thomas, 230 
Bitsiks, Jair ;s, 50, 51 
Bastian, Michael, 171 
Batchf-.lor, James, 49 

Jape, 263, 265 
Bate, Joseph, 176 
Batron, Elizabeth, 230 
Baurnan, Jacob, 172 
Bayard, Jacob, 170 
Beaird, Joseph, 24 

Sarah, 24 
Beakes, Mary, 215 

William, 207, 215 
Beaks, Ellinor, 219 
Beale, William, 53 
Bealert, David, 188 

Mary, 188 
Beam, Phillip, 183 
Beans, Elizabeth, 180 

John, 186 
Beardsley, Alexander, 61, 281, 282, 
284, 287, 289, 291, 298 

Margaret, 284, 285, 297 

Beatrix, , 126 

Beatty, Samuel, child of, 230 
Bechtall, Jacob, 172 
Beck, Jacob, 230 
Bcekman, , 1)5 


Index of Names. 

Beekman, Math , 32 
Bell, Anna, 21 
Henry, ICO 

Jane, 229 
Rachel, 24 
W m ,229 
Bellot, Deborah, 191 

Peter, 191 
Bement, Clarence S., 138 
Bender, Daniel, 191 
Elizabeth, 191 
Mathias, 172 
Benet, Edmund, 216 
Benett, Edmund, 38 

Richard, 88 
Benjamin, Abram, 231 
Benner, John, 172 
Bennet, Anne, 20-1 
Betsy, 200 

Edmund, 204, 216, 222 
Elizabeth, 204 
John, 7i 
Peggy, 22 7 
Rebecka, 204 
Sarah, 204 
William, 204, 205 
Bennett, Charlotte, 191 
Edmond, 288, 291 
John, 79 
Reuben, 191 
Benning, Daniel, 69 
Beunit, Jacob, 177 
Bernard, Sarah, 185 
Bernhart, Catherine, 192 

Jacob, 192 
Berry, William, 275, 290 
Beshik, Mary, 230 
Bethil, William, 63 
Betredg, Joane, 224 
Mark, 224 
William, 224 
Belsill, Lodwick, 173 
Bettrodge, Mark, 89 
Bettiidge, Mark, 88 
Beran, Elionar, 175 

Bevan, John, 81, 274, 287, 295, 296 

Richard, 174 
Bewly, George, >67 
Bezer, Edward, 52 
John, 51 
Susannah, 51 
Bicketts (Ricketts?), Isaac, CO 
Bickley, Margaret. 185 
Biddis, William, 172 
Biddle, Edward C, 149 

Henry D.. 147 
Bidder, Peter, 1G9 
Bidelir, John, 180 
Biles, Charles, 218, 223 
Sarah, 223 

William, 45, 79, 207, 209, 215, 
216, 218, 220, 221 
Billon, John, 59 
Billop, Capt", 30 

Christopher, Sketch of, 3a 
Bing, Michael, 170 
Bingaman, John, 173 

Peter, 179 
Birgendolor, Daniel, 181 

[ ?] Birgreen, 17C 

Bishopberger, Elizabeth, 191 

Jacob, 191 
Bisk, John, 32 
Biteiug, Martin, 173 
Bitting, Henry, 173 

Lodwick, 173 
Bittle, Christopher, 179 
Bittlow, Elizabeth, 230 
Black, Elizabeth, 186 
Heister, 230 
James, 186 
Blackshaw, Abraham, 10, 11 
Allis, 10 
Jacob, 10 
Martha, 10 
Mary, 10 
Nehemiah, 10 
Phoebe, 9, 10 
Randle (Randolph), 8 
Randolph, 10, 11, 208 
Sarah, 10 

Index of Names. 


BIf.ko, Henry, 231 

Peter, 229 
Biakeney, Gabriel, 192 

Mary Anne, 192 
Blauc liard, Jane, 26 I 
Blaney, Ann. 189 

Edward, 189 

Bleecker. , 115 

Blinstor.e, Isaac, 51 

Mary, 51 
Blitz, Lawranee, 172 
Blivin, Henry, 10 
Bloccj, Albert, 31 
Bloom, John, 169 
Blunston, Samuel, 3 74 
Boardsley, Alexander, Gl 
Board of Health and Vital Statistics 
in Pent*, Genesis of, 
contributed by James 
V P. Turner, 193-497 
Interments Repoited to, 
Boare, Joshua, 220 

Margaret, 207 

Mary, 220 

Bod , William, 25 

Bodkin, Stephen, 74 
Bogart, John A., 25 
Boggs, James, 177 
Boldwin, 'William, 298 
Boleyn, Ann, 126 

Bolingbroke, , 11G 

Bolton, Edward, 86, 87 
Bom, AgDes, 86 

Cornelius, 86 
Bond, John. 166 

Robert, 9, 10. 
Bonsall, Benjamin, 174 
Boogar, Hance George, 182 
Boon, Andrew, 174 

Benjamin, 179 

George, 179 

Joseph, 166 

Margaret, 174 

Xeels, 169 

Squire, 179 

Boor, Lawrence, 170 
Boore, Lasy, 84 
Booth, George, 59 

Michaeil, 53 
Boots, Jarlan, 33 
Bor, Peter, 83 
Boradalcs, Arthur, 217 
Bordale, Arthur, 214 
Bore, Josna, 207 
Borl.'man, Daniel, 173 
Bortielt, Predk, 230 
Bossier, Henry, 185 

Sarah, 185 
Bower, Hance, 1G9 

Michael, 169 
Boweter, John, 274 
Bowlding, William, 296 
Bowling, Martha, 293, 294 
Bowman, Mary, 2G3, 266, 276 

Thomas. 253 
Bowyer, Stephen, 181 
Boyce, Joseph, 174 

Peggy, 231 
Boyd, And., 227 

Elizabeth, 229 

Hugh, 183 

Jane, child of, 230 

Sarah, 230 
Boyden, James, 213, 216, 222 
Boyer, Catherine, 191 

Gabriel, 179 

Hannah, 288 

John, 32 
Boyle, John, 230 
Brace, Mary, 81 

(Brassie), Thomas, 81 
Brackenri(dg?)e, John, 27 
Bradbury, Elizabeth, 10 

Eleonore, 8, 10 

Jacob, 10 

Joseph, 10 

Martha, 10 

Roger, 8, 10 

Surah, 10 
Bradford, Thomas, 52, 296 

William, 292 


Index of Names. 

Bradsbaw, James, 62 

Brady, I. aura, 231 

Lawrence, 231 
Brannon, David, 231 
r. .,:, Phillip, ]',:■ 
Brasior, Tlio.. GO 
Brassey, Thomas, 7 ! 
Brassie, Mary, 81 

Rebecca, 81 

ThomaSj 81 
Braw, Elizabeth, 229 
Breemer, Lewi3, 229 
Brewcf, Rachel, : : 30 
Price, John, 185 

Sarah, 185 
Bridgman, Mary, 87 

Stephen, 87 

Walter, 87 

William, 87 
Brientnall, David, 261, 204, 286,294 
B -igham, Charles, 20G, 209, 235, 267 
Brinie-, Wid., 231 
Brinarnan, Christian, 182 
Bringhursfc, George, 172 
Brink, Peter, 31 
Brinton, William, 274 
Bristoll, John, 277 
Bristow, John, 81 
Brittain, Lyonel, 205, 210 
Brittaine, Joseph, 169 

Nathaniel, 167 

William, 168 
Britton, Catharine, 189, 231 

William, 189 
Brixler, Sarah, 229 
Brock, Hannah T.. 230 

John, 220, 268, 269 
Brock, Thomas, 223 
Brockden, Charles, 180 
Brockhollz, Commander, 35 
Brodwell, Mary, 87 
Broaden, Charlotte, 191 
Brooks, David, 230 
Broomrield, Thorn:.*, 166 

[ ?] Broor, man of John Hen- 

dricks, 32 

Brow, Joseph, 5? 
Brown, Glaus, 172 

George, 203 

Honor, 85 

Capt. John, 23'j 

Joseph, 63 

Polly, 230 

Robert, 230 

Wm, 85 
Browne, George, 219 

Johanna, 190 

Joseph. 93, 61 

Liberty, 227 

William, 190 
Brumniei, 116 
Bryant. Anthony, 32 

John, 168 

Lucy, 191 

Priace, 191 

Thomas, 231 
Buck, Mrs., 231 

William J., HO 
Buckley, Samuell, 82 
Buckly, Samuel, 51, 173 

Buckman, , 101 

Bucks County Wills, Early Registry 
of, 1684-1693, contributed by Gil- 
bert Cope, 198-22-! 
Buckwalter, Jacob, 169 
Budd, James, 60, 74 

John, 74 

Thomas, 65, 78 
Buckley, Sam", 51, 57, 62, 68, 00 
Bull, John, 181 
Bullock, Mary, 295, 297 

Stephen, 88 

Thomas, 10 
Bum, George, 2 !0 
Bunce, John, 83 

Richard, 88 
Bunn, Peter, 180 
Burden, Elizabeth, 80 

Nicholas, SO 
Burdens, Samuel, 223 
Buries, Isaac, 208 

Samuel, 217 

Index of Names. 


BurgeBS, Anr,, 185 

Isabel, 16 

James, 16 

Sam., 22] 
B.ngh; ft,] .dwicfc,174 
Bnria 1 Ground of First Presbyterian 
church, Inscriptions or. Ancient 
Tombstones in, contributed by 
Stevenson Hockley Walsh and 
Thomas Alien Glenn, J 4— '21 
Burials in Phil* from the Board of 
Health, Earliest Records of, con- 
tributed by Francis Olcott Allen, 
2 2 5-2 50 
Burk, Edward, 169 

Eloner, 230 

Fanny, 230 

Hughs, 169 

Mary, 189 

V. illiam, 180 
Burke, Edward, 169 
Burne, Daniel, 183 
Burnham, Joseph, 31 
Burns, Sarah, 231 
Burneyatt, John, 254 
Burston, George, 181 
Burromby, Thomas, 204 
Burtis, John, 231 
Burton, Anthony, 221 

Elizabeth, 221 
Busby, Richard, 179 
Busshell, Anthony, 10 
Bustin, William, 183 
Butcher, John, 176 
Butcher, Samuel, 176 
Butler, Susan, 231 
Buttall, Sam", 84 
Buttere, Richard, 53 
Buzard, Andrew, 160 
Bywater, Jarvis, 64 

CADWALADER, Charles E., 138 
Cartwalader, Elizabeth, 65 
Cadwalader, Thomas, 65 
Cadwalador, John, 17? 
Calb, Cud rod, 173 

Caldwell, Andrew, 166 
Calf, Martin, 174 
Callmai), Henry. 173 

Jacob, 177 
Cnllor, — '—, 231 
Callwell, Troble, child of. 23] 
Calvert, Elizabeth, 56 

Margaret, 55 

Thomas, 55 
Cameron, John, 26 

Mary, 26 
Camp, Casper, 173 

Jacob, 175 
Campbell, , 177 

Alexander, 231 

Ann, 231 

John, 188 

Rebecca, 188 

Walter, 166 
Camper, Johannes, 18?. 
Canfenhiser, Veliy, 183 
Cann, Stewart, child of, 232 
Cantwell, Capt. Edmund, 8, sketch of, 
40, son of, 36 

Mary, 53 

Richard, 36 
Cardif, Clement, 231 
Carigon, Samuel, 50 

Carlyle, , 126 

Carmalt, George, 232 

Polly, 232 
Carman, Caleb, 60 
Carnahau, Mary, 192 
Camwall, Fran., 60 
Carpenter, Elizabeth, child of, 233 

John, child of, 232 

Joshua, 71 

Samuel, 57, CO, 71, 75, 81, 82, 87, 
261, 263, 265, 267, 271, 274, 
275, 278, 279, 284, 285, 287, 
288, 289, 290, 290, 298 
Carpentor, John Jones, 176 

Samuel, 174 
Carr, Patrick, 32 

Carroll, , 115 

Cart, John, 168 


Index of Names. 

Cart, Joshua, 85 
Carter, Kathcrtnc, 51 

W« 177 
Cartel], Thonii 3, 168 
Can < . , John, ij f 

William, 167 
Casdropc, Harman, ITS 
Case, Deborah, 232 
Caaey, Sarah, child of, 2^3 
Gassle, John, 232 
Castle, Charlotte, 192 

Hubbard, 130 

Joseph, 192 

Julius, 180 
Castlebury, Catherine, 181 

Dirick, 181 

Paul, 181 
Catnacb, John, 231 
Castoner, George, 183 
Caughman, David, \V3 
Cavalier, Phil, 31 
Cawly, Fraivcis ; 177 
Ceeler, Jacob, 182 

[ ?] Celia, 232 

Celin, Mr., child of, 232 
Cepliss, Elizabeth, 233 
Cettell, Hannah, 89 
Chadsey, Hester, 67 
Chalkly, Thomas, 177 
Chamberlin, Jacob, 169 
Chambers, BenjanGn, 49, 50, 78, 257, 
261, 204, 270, 271, 272, 273, 
282, 283, 205, 292, 297, 298 

Esther, 25 

John, 79 
Chaminies, Edward, 34 
Champion, John, 223 
Channel, John, 172 
Chanton, William, 52 
Chapman, Christian, 53 

Jacob, 58, 59 

Mary, 53 
Ohappell, Elisabeth, 84 
Charles II.., Xing ofEng., 1682, 4.9 
Charlesworth, Benjamen, 177 

Joseph 169 

Chatham, , 116 

Ghauadler, Mary, 204 

Thomas, 204 
Cheatle, Phillip, 181 

Chesterfield, , 116 

Chew, Benjamin, 114 

David, 232 

Jeffrey, 232 
Child, Samuel, 233 
Chilleot, John, 171 
Chorhow, Richard, 59 
Chorly, Joseph, 219 
Chrlsman, Daniel, .'83 
Christin, Anthony, 232 
Christman, Matbsas, 172 
Christoleer, Leonard, 170 
Christy, Joseph, child of, 232 

Robert, child of, 233 
Cbudy, Sarah, 232 
Circle, Henry, 170 
Cittly, Humphrey, 32 
Claasseu, Hcrtdrick, 33 
Claipole, Wido, 180 
Claphan^ Josiah, 188 

Rebecca, 188 
Clapp, Catherine, 232 
Clark, Benjamin, 232 

Clarissa, 232 

Jeremiah, 232 

John, 22, 210 

Joseph, 231 

Maria, 231 

Thomas, 78 

William, 275, 286 
Clarke, Anne, 46, 47 

John, 53 

William, 46, 47 
Clarkson, Jeremiah, 231 
Classes, Peter, 33 
Ciaxton, Nathaniel, 228 
Claypole, John, 53 
Claypool, Ellin, 264 

James, 205, 200, 269, 270, 21 
274, 275, 2?7, 283, 234, 287 
Claypoole, Ellin, 293 

George, 61 

Index of Names. 


Claypoolc, Helena, CI 

Jan;.;?, 58, CO, 01, 69, 213, 279, 
282, 293, 298 

John, 60 

Joseph, ei 

M try, CO 

Nathaniel, 61 

Norton, 58, 60, 61 

Priscilla, 61 
Clayton, James, S, 10 

Jane, 10 

John, 10 

Joseph, 10 

Mary, 10 

Sarah, 10 

William, 32, 270 
Glen ton, Lydia, 10 
Cleaver, John, J 67 

Peter, 169 
CI i ii i, Gi us E. C, i5i 

Thomas M., 148, 149 

Thomas Mutter, In Memory of, 
Cleerucr, Hance, 182 
Clemens, Catharine, 188 

Valentine, 188 
Clements, Garret, 182 

Jacob, 182 

John, 182 
Clernrneus, Jacob, 33 

Ole, 03 
Clendeunin, Elizabeth, 187 

John, 187 
Clerck, John, 30 
Clercq, ITenry, 31 
Clew, Ann, 233 

W m , 233 
Cliffo, Robert, 274 
Clift, Jonathan, 47 
Clifte (Clift), Samuel, 47 
Cline, Michael, 183 
Close, Christian, 231 

Margaret, 231 
Closse, Christian, 259 
Clowes, John, 208, 219 

Joseph, 219 

Clowes, Mar-try, 219 

Kebeek*, 21 y 

William, 219 
Clunne, John, child of, 232 
Clyi ter, Hance, 176 
Coates, Henry T., 138 
Coats, Wido, 177 

Nicholas, 175 

Thomas, 178 

William, 178 
Cobliavn, EHijah, 10 
[Coburne?] Martha, 7V 
Cochren, John. 231 
Cock, Erick, 73 

Gabriel, 73 

John, 77 

Lasse, 73, 77 

Lawrence, 73 

Margaret, 73 

Mouucc, 73 

Peter, 73 

Zoehra, 73 
Cockbnrn, Elizabeth, 2t ; 9 

Cocke, , 151 

Cocklar, Gccrjje, 182 
Cocks, Abraham, 221 

Gabriell, 73 

Sarah, 221 
Coddy, James, 172 
Coffman, Ann, 171 
Coi — e, John, 16 
Cok, Andrew, 174 

Zachariali, 174 
Colb, Tillman, 182 
Cole, Edward, sen., 60 

Mary, 232 
Coleman, Ann, 51 

Elizabeth, 51 

George, 232 

Julian, 232 

Mary, 223 

Robert, 51 

Thomas, 216, 223 
Colgen, John, 232 
Colier, Capt", 30 
Colleday, Jacob, 168 


Index of Names. 

Collet, George, 85 
CrilJet't, Jeremiah, 79 
Richard, 60 
William, 79 
Collier, Robert !G7 
Collings, John, 181 
Collins, Catharine. 187 
Edward, 168, ivs 
James, 187 
John, 179 
Lawrence, 77 
Thomas, 232 
Collyer, Edward, 70 

Sarah, 70 
Colon, Michael, 10 
Colquhoun, Claramoiid, 151 
Col ton, Mary .inn, 231 
Colve, Capt n , 37 
Comely, Henry, 176, 203, 204 
Joan, 203 
Mary, 203 
Com ens, Wid., 232 

Joseph, 232 
Comings, Jno, iyg 
Compan, Mary Louisa, 231 
Conarroe, George M., 138 
Conegeeter, Anthony, 27 
Conner, P. S. P., contribution of, 29 
5, 43, 138, 147, 150, 
Connor, John, 233 

Richard, 231 
Conrad, Catharine, 188 

Matthias, 188 
Conrode, Dennis, 233 

Elizabeth, 233 
Constable, Thomas, 87, 203, 205 
Conte, Christian, 168 

Conway, , lie 

Jane, 232 

Philip, 208 

Cook, Andrew, 177 

Arthur, 60, 63, 84, 217, 276, 277 
Catherine, 232 
Francis, 60 
Isaac, 181 

of, 166, 

Cook, Jacob, 182 

John, 217 
Cooper. Mr., 22 7 
Benjamen, 176 
James, 73, 169 
Joseph, 78, 79, 88 
Margarett, 79 
Richard, 89 
William, 107 
Cooxen, Joseph, 3i 
Cope, Gilbert, 110, ill, H2, 121, i: 
198, 251 
Yet, 132 
Copeland, Catharine, 190 

Robert, 190 
Ccplin, Mathias, 181 
Coppock, Bartholomew, 208 
Cordell, James, 185 

Mary, 185 
Corlen, Reynier 0., 32 
Ccrnelys, Jan, 34 
Cornwallia (Lord Hawarden), 12? 
Corn well, John, 214 
Correy, Ficbert, 19 
Corvaisier, Bartholomew. 168 

Jane, 188 
Cosgrove, Kitty, 231 
Cotton, Thomas, 63 
Cottman, Benjame:]. 179 
Couch, William, 167 
Cougill, Ellin, 202 
Coulston, Barnaby, 174 
Henry, 172 
John, 177, 178 
William, 167, 183 
Council, Nf.ncy, 191 

William, 192 
Courter, Will, 31 
Coverdale, Jane, 220 

Thomas. 220 
Cowiu, James, 177 
Cox, Abraham, 217 
Charles, 180 
John, 180, 23] 


>f Names. 

Cur, Nancy, 191 

Peter, 160 
Coxe, Brinton, 142 

Danieli, 89 
Corel. John, i 74 
Crafts, Jame3, -15 
Craig, Isaac. 23':? 
Crane, Catharine J., 120 
Crap, William, 89 
Crapp, Elizabeth, 89 

Join, 60, 89 
Crates, Velty, 182 
Crawford, James, 31, 32 
Crips, Henry, 173 

Michael, 174 

Simon, 173 
Crismau, Hanical, 181 
Crispin, Silas, 62 

Thomas, 169 
Croasdill, Agues, 202 

Tho., 202 
Crockett, Samuel, child of, 232 

Sarah, 232 
Crole, Christian, 1S2 
Croll, Peter, 180 
Cropper, George, 233 
Crosbey, Davis, child of, 231 

Ann, 189 

Elisha, 189 
Crosdale, Aguess, 203 

Thomas, 203 
Cross, Mar j, 21 

Re - . Mr. Robert, 21 

Thomas, 292 
Crossdale, Agnes, 212 

Jobn, 212 

William, 212 
Crosse, Ellen, 255 
Grouse, John, 170 

John Geoigy, 170 

Michael, 170 
Crouss, Catherine, 232 

Cruger, , 115 

Cruse, Jacob, 173 
Cuff, John, 21G 
Culin, Mary, 185 

Curoky, Hoary, L76 
Cunily, Join, HG 

Joseph, i7u' 

Waher, 173 
Onmmlngs, David, 232 

Letitia, 231 

Sarah, 231 

Cnmmins, , 232 

Cundy, Martin, ilv 

Cunier?. or Cunnius, Woi, iSV 

Cunnard, Anthony, 183 

Dennis, 16S 

John, 169 
Cunnin[gham?], George, 16 
Cunrod, Barbara, itfS 

H?nry, 183 

John, 168 

Peter, 173 
Ounrodfij Cunrod, 13:? 
Cuppi :;e, Eli/ ftbsl [\, iii 
Curren, Unity, 232 
Curror, William, 31 
Curtis, John, 290, 295 
Custard, Nicholas, 174 
Custor, George, 172 

DALBO, Peter, 283 
"dalboe, Wholle (?)," 77 
Dalhnan, John, 234 

Mary Ann, 234 

Nancy, 234 
Dalmon, Thomas, 172 
Daniels, Ellias, 32 
Dauits, Thomas, 31 
Darke, Samuel, 207, 208 

Win., 218 
David, James, 17G 

John, 171, 174, 175, 183 

Lewis, 81, 181 

Morgan, 107 

Rees, 169 

Robert, C5 

Thomas, 171, 175, 181 

William, 1S3 
Davidson, John, 233 

Mary, 233 


Index of Names. 

Davis, Benjamen, 174. 103 

David, 78, 175, 177, 203. 204 

Elie, 172 

Enoch, 174 

Ryan, 174 

Jsas.e_ 168 

Jaiue?, ISC 

Jeukin. 177 

John, 174, 180 

Lewi?, 80 

Mary, 180, 190 

Mirick, 177 

Phillipina, 186 

Saiison, 176 

Thomas, 169, 180 

Ciijld of, 234 

Wm, 166 
Da\i?s, Lewis, 81 
Daws, Abraham, 183 

Edith, ] 77 

Frances, 176 
Dawson, Daniel, 176, 233 

Jaue, 234 

John, 17 C 

Thomas, 233 
Day, John, 259, 260 ; 261, 273, 280 
Dayman, Ann, 189 
Deeman, Barbary, 234 
Deemer, John, 181 
Deering, Henry, 173 
de Gan, Moses, 32 
Degn.est, Peter, 86 
De haes, John, 32 
D e hart, Elias, ICG 
D e hart, Simon, 166 
Dejoye, Pr. F., 234 

De Lancey, , 115 

Edward Floyd, 115 

Hon. James, 115 

De La Noe, Charles, 57 

Delany, Thomas R., 233 

D'Laplaine, James, 172 

Nicholas, 172 
De la Vftll, John, 86 
Deleval, Mr., 36 
Dempster, James, 234 

Demp3ter, Stevenson, 234 
D'Naquez, Jean hiptist, 23i 
Denavjss, Mary, 79 
Denip( n, Jso cf . 233 
Dennis, Hanna, 84 
John, 83 
Mary, 84 
Rebecca, 84 
Samuel, 83 
Thomas, 83 
Dennison, Finlcy, 233 
Denny, Jonas, 233 
Densey, John, 56, 66, 83 
Denson, Joseph, 233 
Mrs. Joseph, 233 
Dentlinger, Henry, 180 
D e plank, Jacob, 178 
Dcreenback, Mary, 233 
De., Mathias, 32 
Dcrowe, Hannah, 39 
deton, Benj n , 32 
D e Turk, John, 17S 
Detwilar, Lance, 180 
Devii, James, 233 
D'Wees, Cornelius, 172 
Garrat, 172 
William, 168 
de Witt, Peter, 32 
Dewsbery, Jacob, 178 

James, 176 
Dexter, Henry, 180 
Deyoye, Mrs., 234 
Diamond, Richard, commander of ship 

"Amity," 56 
Dick, Catherine, 234 

Philip, 234 
Dickens, Charles, 126 
Dickerson, Alee, 216 

Joseph, child of, 233 
Thomas, 216 
Dickinson, Allis, 10 
Benjamin, 180 
John, 9 
Jonathan, 179 
Joshua, 180 
Dicks, John, 185 

Ihchz of Names. 


Dicks, Mary, 185 

Wm, 234 
Dickson, John, 299 

L. Taylor, 5, '<, 29, 35, 43, 138 

Levi Ti ;. ' r, In Mcmor\ of, 299 
Dikes, Augustine, ;:l 
Dill, Henry, 169 

Lawrence, 87 
Dillbeaki Job;), 171 
Dillworth,Juiii.'3,168, 203, 205,2 10.211 

Richard, ] 68 

William, 168 
Dilworth, James, 87 
Dingall, Susanna, 227 
Dirks, Gysbert, 32 
Dismond, Daniel, 181 
Ditterline, Henry, child of, 233 
Divorces Granted by Supieme Court 
of Fenu" from Dec. 1185 until 1.801, 
contributed bj J. Granville Leach. 
Dix, John, 234 

Peter, 208 
Dison, Win, child of, 233 
Dobby, Margery, 61 
Dodd, Mary Ann, 190 

Robert J., 190 
Dodderer, George Philip, 170 

Michael, 170 
Dodge, John, 234 
Dodrnead, James, 175 
Dodwili, Thomas, 34 
Doe, John, 123 
Dole, John, 277 

Sarah, 277, 281 
Dominick, Wid., 233 
Donahe, Roger, 233 
Donaldson, John, 234 
Donnelly, Mrs., 233 
Donot, George, 183 
Donut, Mary, 189 
Dorland, John, 176 

Lambart, ICC 
Dorscy, Mrs., 234 

Frances, 234 
Dougherty, Daniel, 234 

Dougherty, To!.:,, 233 
Douglas, Denssey, 234 
Douglass, Benjamin, 234 
Dough!;:, Edward, SI 

Rol ;■;, 169 
Doylle, Rota, 234 
Drake, Rudolph, 182 
Draughton, Edmoad, 46 

Robert, 46 
Drebes, Mrs., child of, 233 
Druett, Mosgan. 85 
Dryasdust, Dr., 126 

Duane, , 115 

Duboycc, . 180 

Dubree, Jacob, 178 
Ducket, Thomas, 270 
Duckett, Thomas, €0, 256, 257, 2C2, 
206, 274, 280, 284, 286, 287, 29 
291, 292, 293, 204. 295, 290, 298 
Ducomb, Catharine, J90 

Philip, 1 90 
Dudderer, Lodwick, 171 
Duell, John. 168 
Duff, Cato. 234 
Duffield, Joseph, J 76 

Thomas, 109 
Duffy, Michael, 234 
Dunbar, William. 3 72 
Duncan, Robert, 15 
Dungan, Clement, 217 

Elizabeth, 217 

Jeremiah, 21 7 

John, 217 

Marie, 217 

Mary, 217 

Bebecka, 217 

Sarah, 217 

Thomas, 216,217 

William, 217 

Dungote [?], , 25 

Dungworth, Widf , 176 

Richard, 4 7, CO, C7 
Dunkili, John, 173 
Dunkle, Jacob, 173 
Dunkley, Richard, ICG 
Dunlap, James, 234 


Index of Nam s. 

Dunlap Wm, 234 
Dunn, Robert, '81 
Dunne)], Tbomfls, 233 
Dunning, Ann, 190 

D lis, 190 
Duustou, Mr., '-',1 
Dupnit, Stephf ns, 23 i 
Durborough, Hugh, 274 
Durell, Sarah, 233 
Dufctoa, Benjamin, chiitJ of, £34 
Dyrej William, 63 

EAKLEY, Thomas, 1Y0 
Earle, George H., 157, 1G0 
Earnest, Ann, 234 
East, Benj., 60 
Eostbourn, John, 21C, 211 

Pcujarnen, 175 

John, 178 
Eat< c, Edward, 297 

Elijah, child of, 235 

George, 53 ■ 

John, 54 

Joseph, 176 
Eccles, Elicie, 235 
Eckley see Enley. 

John, 279, 281, 282 
Eckstein, John, 172 
Edgar, Sarah, 234 
Edminston, George, 226 
Edwards, Edward, 175 

John, 181, 182 

Joseph, 234 

Morris, 174 
Eldredge, Zocth S., 142 
Elegert (the Smith), 32 
Elfort, Coanas, 178 
Elfreth, Jeremiah, 60 
Eliot, Jolin, 174 
Elkinton, Letitia, 234 
Ellegart, Markcus, 34 
Ellenberg, Louisa, 190 
Ellett. Anne. 09 

Joan, 69 

John, 69 

Peter, 69 

Ellis, Ellis, 78 

George, L70 

Humphrey, 78, 183 

John, 179 

Robert, 122 

Samuel, 270, 274 

Theodorus, 171 

Thomas, 59, U r <. n. 81, 179, 214, 
2J5, 221, 262, 274 
Elliss, Eiliss, 81 

Humphrey, 81 

Thomas, HI 
Ellott, Lucie, 69 
Elton, Elizabeth, 80 
Emien, George, 286, 287 
Eniley, William, 223 
Emlin, George, 160 
England, Christian, 276 

Daniel, 60 

Philip. 271, 291, 292. 293, 295 
Engle, Paul, 171 
Englehart, John, 179 
Eugleman, Jacob, 138 

Magdalen (Hemich), 188 
English, Joseph, 47, 218, 220 

William, 177 
Enley, John, 267, 27i 

[Eckley?], John, 261 
Enlows, Abram, 34 
Ent, John Theobalt, 172 
Erben, Margaret, 185 
Erbin, Adam, 185 
Erix, Jan, 34 
Ervine, Hugh, 235 
Erwin, James, 177 
Eskell, Tymen, 32 
Etter, Kitty, 234 
Ettris, Louisa, 234 
Euer, Robert, 88 
Evan, Elizabeth, 64 
Philip, 78 
Rees, 64 
Evans, Cadwalador, 171, 182 
David, 176 
Evan, 171 
Hugh, 171, 175, 182 

Index of Names. 


Evans, Jenkin, 1 70 

John, 17S 
Owen., 171,174 
Rees, 65 
Robert, 17 !. i 75 

Samuel, 178 

Susanna, 188 

rhomas, 171 

William, 1T4, 188 

Evarts, Hendrik, 32 
Everett, Edward, 128 
Evertson, Hendrick, 30 
Ewer, Robert, 261, 265, 271, 283 
Eyers, James, 1 1>9 
Eyre, Ann, G8 
Eyres, Ann, G9 

luibert, 09 

FAIRE1S, Joseph, 17 7 
Fairerann, Benjamen, 177 
Fairman, Thomas, G7, GS, 77, 21 i 

253, 25G, 258, 259, 292 
Falconer, Capt. Nath 1 , 235 
Falkner, John, 212 
Farmer, Alice, 54 

Charles, 54 

Diana, child of, 235 

Edward, 54, 58, 59, 177 

Jane, 235 

Major Jasper, 54, 58 

Jasper, 54, 59 

John, 54, 58, 59, 73 

Katharine, 54, 58 

Mary, 54,. 58 

Richard, 54 

Robert, 54 

Samuel, 54 

Sarah, 54, 58 

Webber, 54 
Farr, Richard, 52 
Farreli, Ludiscky, 235 
Fairy, Roger, 235 
Fausat, Walter, 81 
Faysso [?]. John Irvine, 24 
Fell, J. Gillir.gham, 111 
fende, John Frederick, 172 

Feimiinore, Betsy, 235 

" Fenwick, baiy of Major John/' 38 

Jolin, G2 
Fergerson, John, 235 
Fether, Michael, v.'l 
Fe i | 1 'ahie!, 75 

Isaac, 74, 75 

Joan, 75 

Julian, 7-i, 75 

Richard, 74 

Susanna, 75 

Walter, 75 
Fight, Casper, 181 
Fincher, Elizabeth, 158 

Francis, 2G2, 263, 2G5, 266, 267, 

Mary, 273, 275 
Finger, Galy Heffly, 182 
Fimmore, Ann, 235 
Finny, Charles, 179 
First Presbyterian church, Inscrip- 
tions en ancient Tombstones is 
Burial Ground of, contributed 
by Stevenson Hockley Walsh 
and Thomas Allen Glenn. 14—27 
Fishbourne, William, 180 
Fisher, Andrew, 175 

Herman, 174 

Jacob, 173 

John, CO, 174, 179, 261, 284, 286 

Margaret, 55 

Merchant, 18G 

Phillipinn, 186 

Thomas, 9 
Fitler, Edwin II., 158 
Fitzwallter, Thomas, 169 
Fitzwalter, Thomas, 183 
Fitzwater, Elisabeth, 271, 285, 288, 

Thomas, 49, 2G4, 265, 2G0, 267 
270, 271, 274, 275, 276, 283 
284, 285, 287, 288, 290, 291, 
292, 297, 293 
Flaunagan, Johr., 235 
Fleetwood, Brian, 10 
Fletcher, Elizabeth, 167 


Index of Names. 

Fletcher, Hanna, 86 

Jolir., 8G, 235 

Sara, 85, 86 

Susanna, 85, 86 

Thomas, 16G 

William, 85, 86 
Flinn, Mary, 191 

Richard, 1 C* I 
Flirtbam, Mary, 235 
Flood, Elizabeth, 235 

Mary, 235 
Flower, Enoch, 51, 270 

Henry, 51, CO, 183 

John, 51 

Seth, 51 

Susanna, 51 
Flud, Mary, 235 
Focring, Maria, 235 
Ford, Joseph, child of, 235 

Philip, 50 

Standish, 176 
Fords, Plein. 88 
Forest, William, 59 
Forist, William, 04 
Foirest, Anua, 83 

Francis, 84 

John, 84 

Walter, 83 

William, 64 
Forseu,01e, 32 
Forster, Alin, 183 

George, 167 

Joseph, 167 

Thomas, 1G7, 169 
Fortune, Lear, 235 
Fossat, Walter, 74 
Fosset, Phillip, 181 
Foster, Allen, 54 

David, 235 

John, 31 
Fouk, William Robert, 183 
Fculk, Edward, 171 

Evan, 17 i 

Thomas, 17 1 
Foulke, Dorothea, 183 
Foulton, David, 168 




2 7 9 


2 S3, 

Feust, W alter, €<^ 
Fonte, Baltus, 170 
Fox, , ItC 

George, 274, 277, 279 

Jacob, 1 71 

John G., 235 

Marcus, 108 

Mary, 235 

Samuel. 235 
Fraisher, Beckky, 235 
Frampton, Elizabeth, 57. 63 

William, 56; 57, 58, 60, 
267, 271, 2'. 2, 273, 
262, 284, 285, 288, 
295, 297, 298 
Frances, Arnold, 181 

Daniel, 1 71 
Francis, Benjamin, child of, 235 

Mary, 235 

Tench, 114 
Frank, John, child of, 235 
Franks, George, 183 
Fransen, Hendrick, 32 

Ole, 33 
Freaks, Henry, 169 
Fream, Thomas. 45 
Frederick, Henry, 172 

John, 172 
Freeman, William, 56 
Freet, Hance, 182 
French, Moses, 50 
Fretwell, Ralph, 63, 271, 273, 275, 211, 

279, 280, 282, 286 
Friday, Henry, 186 

Margaret, 186 
Fried, John, 180 

Paul, 180 
Friend, Ann, 76, 77 
Fritz, Henry, 188 

Mar j, 188 
Fry, Benjamen, 180 

Henry, 183 

Jacob, 173, 182 

John, 170 

William, 170 
Fryar, Yost, 173 

Index of Names. 

33 7 

Fuller, John, 34, 73, 74, 81, 209 
Fullerton, George, 11 

James Blair. 17 

Margaret, 17 

Blair, 17 

Mary, 17 

WilHaiii, 17 
Fulliero, Susanna, 72 
Funk, Christopher, 172 

Henry, 182 

Martin, 170 
Furor, Elizabeth, 235 
Furmao, Jacob, 170 
Furnwald, Peter, 179 

GALLAGHER, James, 230 
Gamble, Elizabeth, 192 
Jaraes, 192 
Gammon, Oily, 123 
Gandy; Thomas, 51 
Gansard, John George, 171 
Gant, W m , child of, 236 
Gantz, George, 183 
Garber, John, 1S5 

Sarah, 185 
Gardiner, John, 267 
Gardinor, Thomas, 178 
Gardner, George, 189 

John, 266 

Margaret, 189, 236 
Garrn, Moses D., 30 
Garman, George, 170 
Garrad, David, 179 
Garret, John, 109, 172 
Garretson, Marcus, 178 

Morton, 167 
Garrett, Martha, 77 

William, 274 
Garrison, Altathea, 185 

John, 185 
Garritts, Jan, 33 
Garritze, Barrent, 33 
Garvcn, David, 80 
Garvin, John, child of, 236 
Garwood, Margaret, 237 

W m , 237 

the study <>f. 

Gatchalk, Gatchalk, 1 

Herman , 1S3 

John, 183 
Gatlif, Samuel, 236 
Genealogy, Plea br 

Address delivered by Frede 
D. Stone, Lilt. D., 107-132 
Genealogical Society- of Penna. 

First Annual Report, 137 

Second Annual Report, 144 

Third Annual Report, 94 

Fourth Annual Report, 100 

Fifth Annual Report, 155 

Sixth Annual Report, 159 

Officers and Members, 90, 144- 

Executive Committee, 163 

Committee on Publication, 5 
135, 163 

I V] George, 31 

George, David, 167 

Edward, 167 

George, 167 

Jesse, legacy of, 1 i 

John George, 173 

William, 175 
German, Hannah, 236 

John, 234 

Sarah, 236 
Germon, Sarah, 236 
Gerrad, John, 237 
Gerrick, Martin, 33 
Gerris, Harent, 77 
Getsidoner, Christian, 170 
Geyer, Andrew, 227 

John, 236 
Gibbs, Ann, 271, 272 

Elizabeth, 205, 206 

Henry, 205, 207 

John, 206, 207 
Gibson, nenry, 166 

Gibson, Nathan, 174 

T^mon, 32 
Gideon, Jacob, 190 

Mary, 190 
Gilbert, John, 84, 167 

Joseph, 167 



Index of Names. 

Gilbert, Nicholas, 176 

Thomas, 31 
Giles, Aleiander, 201,210 
Giljamsen, Jaeles, 31 

Will, 34 
Qillett, Thomi s, 8 
GiUi'ghara, Yeamas, 89 
Gillingham, Joseph ".., 161 
Gillkey, SamneR, 177 
Gilmore, Jane, 230 
Gisbert, Walraven, 33 
Gisbns, Andreas, 172 
Gladnty, David, child of, 206 
Glass, Elenor, 230 
Glazier. Dutch, 183 
Glenn, Thomas Allen, 5, 43, 110, 133- 
contributions of,H,45 
Gliden (Widen?) Elizabeth, 237 
Gfous, Phoebe, 192 

William, 192 
Goal, James, 230 
Gofforth, A. '.ron, 179 
Gohone, Walter, 177 
Golding. Samuel, 179, 181 

Goldsmith, , 110 

Good, Col. J. Lewis, 226 
Goodchild, Will, 34 
Gooden, Jehu, 263 
Goodma, Samuel, 228 
Goodman, Samuel, 227 
Goods;ou, John, 46, 55, 57, 58, 71, 78, 
83, 178, 259, 261, 263, 267, 273, 
274, 275, 276, 279, 282, 283, 
286, 287, 290, 292, 293, 297, 298 

Sarah, 265, 273, 275, 281, 288, 289 
Goodson, John, 52, 85 
Gooforth, George, 60 
Gordon, Catharine, 236 
Gorgas, George, 227 
Gorgus, John, 172 
Gottchalk, Frederick, 170 
Goulden, Nancy, 236 
Graba, John, 227 
Grabbar, Andreas, 173 
Grace, Mary, 190 

Grace, Philip, 233 
Grady, Patrick, 60 
Graham, James, 236 
Grant, Tom, 60 

Will, 31 
Gray, Mrs., 237 

W., ?36 

V/u>, 236 
Greathouse, Harman, 183 

John, 183 
Green, Abby, 230 

William, 170 
Greenan, Robert, 16 
Greenrod {ar wod?), John, 75 
Greenway, Robt., 49, 85 
Green ivood, John, 75 
Greer, James, 236 
Grees, Anna MagdiJin, 171 
Gregory, Richard, 169 

Will, 69 
Grenion, Elizabeth, 236 
Gribbel, Rachel, 227 
Grifle, Thomas. 178 
Griflith. Pr,, 246 

Evan, 171 

Francis, 183 

Harry, 175 

Hugh, 171 

John, 171, 175 
Griffiths, Griffith, 168 

Samucll, 169 
Griffy, Mary Ann, 236 
Griggs, Phillip, 168 
Grimes, Margaret, 236 

Ruth, 236 
Grimm, Andreas, 236 
Griner, John, child of, 236 

Tetter, 166 
Griscom, Andrew, 277, 281, 283, 288 
289, 292 

Catharine, 189 

George, 1G9 

Tobias, 83 

Sarah, 67 
Griscomb, Andrew, 296 
Griscombe, Andrew, 83 

Index of Nam/-;:, 


Grisiaan, John, 110 
GroflF, Jopcph, l tO 

Sebastian, 173 
Gross, William, 175 
Grove, Jauc, 

Samuel, L88 
Grovcr, Jesse. 236 
Growdon, Joseph, 76, 'JIG, 224, 270 
Grubber, John Adam, 172 
Grube, Ihmanel, 59 
Guardinor, Peter, 107 
Guest, Win, CO 
Guiger, George, 173 

Valentine, 1 73 
Gummcy, John, 23C 
Gumry, John, J 62 
Guy, Richard, 29, 34 

Samuel, 177 

ITAAKE, Andrew, 182 
A Haasc, George, 172 
Haase, Hironimus, 174 

Mathias, 182 
haes, Johannes D., 30 
Hague, Hanee, 176 
Hagueman, John IJetiry, 170 
Haius, Thomas, 169 
Halbert, Rebecca, 71 
Hall, Elizabeth, 237, 288, 290 

Jacob, 179, 208 

John, 52 

Joseph, 170, 179, 212 

Richard, 60 

Robert, 204, 205, 209, 213 

Solomon, 179 

Theodores, 176 
Halldeman, Nicholas, 182 
Hallman, Anthony, 180 
Hamelton, Andrew, 180 

John, 169 
Haruer, James, 180 

John, 180 
Hamilton, Audrey.", 113 

Eliza, 237 

James, 113, 114 

James B , 2,?7 

Hamilton, John, 237 

Will, 32 
Hammer, Adiru, 181 
Hammond, David, 2S5 
Hamond, Eliz ibetb, 67 
Haneespirgcr, Wid», 170 

Ja.cob, 170 

Uly, 17 
Hancok, Awiold, 181 

William, 176 
Hand, Joseph, 31 
Ilaney, Mary. Aon, 237 
Hanis, John, 179 

William, 179 
Hanlon, Pete:', 237 
Hannah. J?mc=, 238 
Hanpull, John, 181 
Hansell, Handle, 177 
Hantz, Elizabeth, 190 

Jacob, 190 
Hard, \\ illiam, 71 
Bardiman, Hannah, 27-', 275 
Harding, Amy, 67 

Johu, 66 

Thomas, 295, 297 
Hardy, Elizabeth, 263, 264 
Hare, Daniel, 186 

Elizabeth, 186 
Harenboon, John, 171 
Harford, Samuell, 169 
Harman, Adam, 173 

Mathias, 173 

George, 168 

Jacob, 169 
Harmar, John, 169 
Harmen, John, 31 
Harmer, Joshua, 183 
Harnet, Ann, 188 
Harp, John, 170 
Harper, Charlaletta, 16 

Charles, 179 

Joseph, 179 

Josiah, 179 
Harris, Adam, child of, 237 

James, 186 

Jane, 186 


hidex of Names. 

Harris, John. 166, 171 

Thomas, 33 
Harrison, , 1 1 "• 

Agnes. 10 

Ann, 217 

Anna, 10 

Anne, 205, 200 

James, 8, 10, 203, 210, 270 

Richard, 175 

Major Robert, 0G 
Harrold, Elizabeth, 70 
Harry, Daniel, 78 

David, 166, 177 

Evan, 78, 175 

Rice, 171 
Hart, Anne, 28 

Henry, 28 

Johu, Gov. of Maryland, 1714- 
1720. Sketcb of, 28 

John, 05, 67, CS, 217, 253, 25S, 
259, 270, 274. 286, 287, 205 

" Marylandia," 23 
Hartley, Thomas, 222 
Eartling, Leonard, !.7i 
Harlman, Charlotte, 187 

Henry, 175 
Hartzeal, George, 170 
narwood, William, 296 
Hastings, Joshua, 55 

Warren, 131 
Hateley, Thomas, 10 
Hatfield, John, 178 
Hauke, William, 170 
Havard, William, 175 
Hawardcn, Lord, 121 
Hawkabout, Henry, 169 
Hawkins, Daniel, 220 

James, 17G 

Louisa, 237 
Hawl, Caroline, 237 
Hawthorne, Martha, 237 
Haydock, Henry, 11 
Hayhorst, Cuthbert, 202, 211, 212 

Mary, 212 

VTillm, 202 
Hayles, John, 31 

Hays, Wil!:.?->,, 178 
Hazard, Eli, 237 
Head, Joseph, 238 
Heagler, Rudolph, 179 
Heali, gs, Richard, 168 

Simon, 1G8, 
Hearst, Cuthbert, 211 

Mary, 211 

William, 211 
Heath, Robert, 217 
Heaton, Eplirairu, 169 

George, 170 

Rob art, 201. 202, 212 
Heckles, Ana, 03 
Hedge, Samuel, 20 
Heestand, Jacob, 173 
Heftier, Mary. 237 
Heffiy Finger, Galy, 182 
Hcger, Ann Catharine, 190 

Philip, 190 
Heill, Robert, 60 
Heist, Catharine, 186 
Helton, Alice, 4.7 

Grace, 4* 

Robert, 47 
Hellierd, Richard, 88 
Hellyard, Richard, 64, 71 
Hembray, Joseph, 274 
Hemich, Magdalen, 188 
Henchman, John, 237 
Eenderick, John, 181 
Hendericks, Henry, 183 

Lawrance, 182 

Leonard, 133 

Paul, 182 
Henderson. Alexander, 174 

Mercy, 189 • 

William, 189 « 
Hendrick, Jacob, 60 
Hendricks, David, 33 

Everet, 32 

John, 32 

Michael, 171 

Peter, 33 
Hcndricx, Peter, 33 
Hendriks, Lace, 34 

Index oj Names. 


Hcndrk, Hnybert, 32 

Jan, 33 
Hsnis, Andrew, 180 
Hennel, Jobn, 5e 
Henry, Agnes, 187 

John, 1 87 
Iler.sey, Nicholas, 173 
Ilentz, John, 170 

Michael, 170 
Herbert, Morgan, 1'Jo 
Herbine, Jonathan 1 79 
Herd, Hannah, 28'S. 289 
Heriott, Thomas 46 
Herniou, Casperes, 31 

Eph, 30 
Hermann, Jacob, 227 
Hermanson, John, 32 
Hermcn, Augustine, 39 

Caspar, 40 

Casparus, 39 

Ephraim, 35 

Sketch of, 39 
George, 39 
Herrin, William, 45 
Herriott, Anne, 46 
Hersent, S., 57 

Samuel, 51 
Herto, Francis, 238 

John, 238 

Ruth, 238 
Hesser, Elizabeth, 191 

John, 191 
Heyey, Stacy, 1 78 
Hibbet, Aaron, 167 
Hibbit, Daniel, 167 
Hibbs, Jeremiah, 167 
Hickes, Frances, 51 
Hickman, Benjamin, 59 

Elizabeth, 59 

Francis, 56, 59 

Hannah, 59 

Henry, 169 

Joseph, 53 

Mary, 59 
Hicks, Nicholas, 180 

Thomas, 183 

Higgens, William, 63 
High, Jacob, 172 

John, 179 

Sfalichai-j 172 

Samuel, 179 
Hildeburflj Charles R., 109, 137, 136, 

139, 143, 148, 22b 
Hildibidle, Martin, 182 
Hill, Adam, 170 

Elizabeth, 63 

Jacob, 176, 162 

Jane, 237 

John, 63 

Michael, 171 

Paul, 173 
Hillborn, Jonathan, child of, 237 
Hilliard, Richard, 04 
Hilligae, Frederick, 173 
Hillton, James, 170, 177 

Miehael, I 70 
Himes, Mariah, 237 
Hinkle, Anthony, 173 
Hintoh, George, 166 
Hipin, Elizabeth. 172 
Hirgir, Gotleep. 170 

Michael, 170 
Hiscock, Willifem, 207, 208 
Hoar, \V m , 237 
Hoche, James, 237 
Hodge, Sam, 34 
Hodges, Farclif, 9 

Francis, 9 

Harriet, 9 

Janecliff, 9, 10 
Hodgkins, John, 76, 77 

Hodgson, , 68, 238 

Hoffman, Jacob, 182 

Hogarth, , 128 

Holbans, Ch., 62 
Holden, Joseph, 76 
Holder, W»°, 72 
Holding, Joseph, 31 
Holgate, Mathew, 181 
Holibach, George, 173 
Holland, Ann, 186 

Ellen, 10 


Index of Nazi les. 

Holland, James, '86 
Holleman, Thomas, 60 
Hollingswortb, Samuel i^., i OS 
Hollytrian, Sarah, 293 

Thomas, 290 

Holme, Mary, 84 

Michaell, 62 

Thomas, 54, 60, 62, 256, 257, 261, 
265, 208, 276, 279 
Holme;!, Ann, 27 

Isaiah, -child of, 237 
Job!), 27, 170 

Martha Harriet Adeline, 27 
Thomas, 252, 298 
Holms, John, 178 
Holowell, Benjamin, 167 

William, 167 
Holstein, Mathias, 174 
Bolsteine, Henry, 181 
Holi to e, Jo! ... 271, 272 
Holton, John, 180 
Holt, Randall, 151 
. Holtstaple, Homy, 171 
Homer, Ester, 222 

William, 167, 222 
Homes, Robert, 31 
Honoraty, John, 192 
Maiy Ann, 192 
Hood, John, 1C7, 173 

Thomas, 178 
Hooper, Massey, 238 
Hoops, Mary, 187 
Samuel, 187 
Hooton, Elizabeth, 74, 75, 293 

Thomas, 47, C3, 74, 75, 270, 281, 

291, 292, 293 
Wm, 75 
Hooven, Henry, 181 
Hopper, II. S., 157, 160 
Home, Edward, 178 
Horner, Frederick, 160 
Horshe, Catherine, 77 
Hosa, Peter, 22G 
Hoskins, Wid., 273 
Hannah, 237 
Muiisani, 281, 284, 293, 297 

Hough, Margery, 219 
Oliver, 157 
Richard, 219 
Honghnaile, A mold, 179 
Houldiri, foseph, 50, 51 
Hoiisaier, Martiu, 171 
How, Thomas, i81 
Howell, Benjamin, 108 
Daniel, 60 
Job, 183 

Joshua Ladd, 149 
Moidicay, I 78 
Hpweil, Philip, 297 

Wm. 56, 80, 81, 89, 259, 2S3 
Hoxworth, Peer. 183 
Hubbard, Abram, child of, 23S 
Hubbs, Charles, 160, 179 
Hublcr, William, 237 
Hudd, Rutt, 31 
Hud: m, William, 67, 88 
Huff, Joan, 216 
Mary. 216 
Michael, 216 
Huffty, Wido, 166 
Benjamin, 169 
Charles, 169 
Huggan, Phil], 32 
Huggins, Rodger, 34 
Hugh, Ellis, 179 
Griffith, 170 
Robert, 171 
Rowland, 171 
Hughn, John, child of, 238 
Hughs, Evan, 178 
Hugh. 174 
Richard, 175 
Huling, Marcus, 166 
Hulings, Michael, 178 
Hulk, Jan, 32 
Hult, Mathias, 33 

Humell, , 237 

Humes, John, 237 

Marj Ann, 237 
Humphrey, Daniel, 81 
Humphreys, John, 78. 287 
Humphry, Benjamen, 175 

Index of Wames. 


Humphry, John, 171, 175 

Jonathan, 167 

Robert, 171 
Hunsaker, Valentine, 5 80 
Hunt, Rachel, 237 

Sam':, 54 

William, 285, 288, 288 
Hunter, George, 178 
Hutchinson, Charles Hare, 1.56, 161 

Ralph, 30, 32 
Hutchison, Robb, 32 
Hutson, Dr., 69 
Hutt, Balsar, 173 
Huttenstall, Jacob, 175 
Button, Elizabeth, 263, 2C4 

Nehemiah, 175 
Hyatt, Jno, 184 
Byrner, Cathxama, 237 
Hypell, Paul, 170 
Hyzer, Hance, 180 

IBLE, Elisabeth, : ; <:8-9 . 
Nathaniel, 266, 267 
Ignorance, Mathias, 177 

Indehsven, Garret, 180 

Harruan, 181 

Peter, 183 
Ingel, Ricljard, 49 
Ingelo, Richard, 48, 49, 50 
Ingery, Wooldery, 169 
Ingle, Benjamin, 169 

Garret, 168 

Jacob, 183 
Inglebart, Lodwick, 170 
Ingram, Isaac, 48 
Ingres, Jacob, 182 

Inscriptions on Antient Tombstones of 
First Presbyterian church, Phil», 
contributed by Stevenson Hockley 
Walsh & Thomas Allen Glenn, 14 
Insell, Nicholas, 173 
Ireland, Thomas, 27 
Iredell, Wid, 172 
Irwin, Catharine (Nugent), 187 

John, 238 

Robert, 1S7 
Isaacs, Derrick, 278 

[ ?] Isabel, wife of James B., 16 

Iseloan, Casper, 187 

Catharine, 187 
Israel, Copt., 60 
Izruii, Jan Harinsen, 34 

, 29 

JACKSON, Catherine, 238 
J David, child of, 233 

Esther, 238 
Stephen, 1ST 

[ ?] Jacob, 31 

Jacobs, John, 181 

Mathias, 132 

Mira, 238 

Peter, 181 

Richard, 100 

Stewart, 33 

Thomas, 33 

William, 68 
Jacos. Thomas, 68 
Jagou, Peter, 29, 37 

[ ?] James, 31 

James the Second, King, 211, 214 

Amy, C7 

David, 175 

Edward, 56 

Isaac, 176 

John, 62 

Philip, 60 

Sarah- 277 

Susannah, 02 

Thomas, 181 
Jan, Lybrant, 32 
Janney, Thomas, 215, 220 
Jansen, Clat', 34 

Cornelius, 32 

Foppe, 37 

Herman, 33 

Jan, 33 

John, 182 

Mathias, 180 

Peter, 180 

Tymen, 32 

Walraveu, 33 

Japhet, , 238 

Jaquet, John, 33 


Index of Names. 

Jaquet, Peter, 33 
Poull, 33 

Jaqueft, John Paul, 30, 38 
Jariens, Aert, 34 
Stephen, 34 

Jasper, Frederick, 60 

Jay, , 1 ] 5 

Jeacox, Will, 33 
Jefferis, Isaiah, 121 

Richard, 121 

Robert, 121 
Jeflerson, Richard, 32 
Jeffes, Elizabeth, 218 

Joanathan, 60 

Mary, 60, 218 

Robert, 60, 218 
Jeffs, Mary, 218 

Robert, 218 
Jegou, Peter, 33 
iftllis Je.llis, 183 
Jemling, John, 238 
Jenings, Samuel, 57, 221 
Jenkin, Thomas, 174 
Jenkins, Howard M. , 141 

Phineas, 166 

Stephen, 166 
Jenks, William H., 148 
Jenmen, Gerrit V., 34. 

John V., 34 
Jennet, John, 277 
Jemiett, Bridget, 295 
Jennings, John, 66, 71 

Jon, GO 

Sam", 82,83 

Sarah, 71 
Jerdon, Joseph, 238 

Lydia, 238 
Jervio, Charles, 238 
Jest, Robert, 58 
Joder, Joas, 178 

John, 178 
John, Cadwalader, 64 

Even, 64, 175 

John Ap, 65 

Kathcrine, 64 

John, Mary, 64 

Phillip, 180 

Robert, 64 

Sudney (Sidney), G4 

\ hoi) as, 175 
Johns, Benjamin, 76 

Phillip, 179 
Johnson, Dirick, 171 

Dr., 116 

Clans. 130 

Elenor, 66 

Elizabeth, 238 

Henry, 178 

Johannes, 168 

John, 56 

Mary, 179 

Neils, 89 

Thomas, 172 

William, 167, 22J 
Johnrton. Ellen, 238 
Jonds, Thorns . 3 i 
Jones, , 115 

Agnes, 14 

AlensoD, 238 

Allen, 238 

Andrew, 166, 174 

Barbary, 10 

Cadwalador, 171 

Catharine, 187 

Daniel, 66, 72, 89, 167. 294 

David, 167, 175, 178 

Davies, 60 

Dorothy, 10 

Edward, 56, 64, 65, 175, 267 

Elizabeth, 60 

Ann, 238. 

Ellis, 8, 10 

Evan, 177 

Frances, 178 

Garret, 175 

Gaynor, 171 

Griffith, 60, 171, 252, 254, 
256, 257, 259, 265, 266, 
271, 272, 274, 275, 277, 
287, 288, 290, 295, 296, 25 

Guudclo, 62 




Index of Names. 


Jones, Ean ah, 1 7."-. 

Henrie, 72 

Henry, 62, 06, l&I 

Horatio G» ti b, 1 IS 

Hugh, 111, 17(i 

Humphry, ITS 

Isaac, 10, 176, 238 

James, 167, 238 

Jane, 10, 284, 285 

Jenkiri, 17'.! 

Joan, 203 , 297 

John, 14, 06, 71, 72, 73, 103, 171, 
174, 170, 187, 280, 282, 263, 
289,203, 204, 290 

Jonah, 166 

Jonas, 174 

Jonathan, 174, 175 

Joseph, 66, 180 

Katherine, 06 

Lewis, 167 

Malichy, 100 

Mary, 10, 89, 167 

Mercy, 60 

Nathaniel!, 72 

Owen, 174 

Peter, 166, 174, 175, 177 

Philip, 62, 238 

Rachell, 66 

Richard, 66, 181 

Rob 1 , 171, 175, 183 

Sally, 238 

Samuel, 4 6, 72, 170, 238 

Sarab, 00, 174 

Thomas, 64, 108 

William, 14, 55, 
Jonjois, Thomas, 11 
Jonson, Henry, 257, 259, 200, 271 
Jordan, John, Jr., 110, 111, 121 

John W., 149, 156, 159 

Lydia, 238 
Jorden, Samuel, 175 
Jose, Cornelius, 32 

[ ?], Joseph, 238 

Joci, Nicholas, 173 
Juriatis, Ericic, 34 

Jurian, 33 

Justice, Andre?' • 7-1. 

Cap!.. John, '5 

Margaret, 25 
Justices of Nev Castle, oj i ■•• - d by 

L. Taylor Die) ; ; "" ; 36 
Justis, Charles, 174 

John, 174, 175 

Mounce, 17'"! 

Peter, 174 

TTTAALY, Williatxi, 173 

i\ Kalkgiasier, .To'sm Henry, [72 

Kan, John, .!'. 

Kane, Mrs., 239 

Peter, 239 
Kapeler, Barnet, 168 
Kean, Alice, : ; (8 

Ann, 2Sf» 
Kturson, John, 179 

Margaret, 179 
Keen, Erick - , 179 

Hance. 178 

John, 179 

Peter, 179 
Keepler, Andrew, 172 
Keim, George De B., 149 
Keise, Mr., 239 
Keith, Ann, 172, 185 

Charles P., 138, 141, 143, 150 

George, 82 

William, 185 
Kelley, Mary, 239 
Kelly, Patrick, 176 
Kemper, William, 16 
Kendall, Jo'-j, 174 
Kenderdine, Thomas, 100 
Kendrick, Catharine, 189 
Kenerly, William, 208, 209 
Kenley, Catharine, 187 

William, 187 
Kenly, Wm, 239 
Kennedy, Catherine, 239 
Kent, Margaret, 73 

Robert, 73 
Kenton, Thomt>s, 179 
Kerr, Johu, 239 


Index of Names. 

Kersenor, Samuel, 171 
Ketehum, Obadiah, 239 
Kettler, Adam, 177 
Keyser, Daniel, !39 
Keyzar, -' nd; i sv, 171 
Keyaer, Dirick, 172 

Jacob, 172 

Peter, 183 
Killwaiae, Philip, 179 
Kinics, John, 178 
King. John, 238 

Thomas, 223 

Walter, 268 
Kingele, 29 

John, 3-1 
Kiugton, Henry, 240 

Margaret, 240 
Kinnison, Edward, 52 
Kinsey, Jane, i8o 

r hn, 206 

Philip. 186 

Thomas, 23D 
Kirby, Ann, 238 
Kirl bride, Joseph, 9, 220, 221 

Phoebe, 9 
Kirke, John, 166 

Thomas, 176 
Kissim, John, 17G 
Kitchen, Sarah, 263 

Thomas, 289, 292 
Kitchin, Ann, G7 

Mary. 67 
Kite, Abraham, 167 

Windle, 173 
Kitts, Col. Michael, 238 
Kline, Adam, child of, 239 

Isaac, 182 
Klinkey, John, 177 
Klinkin, Anthony, 171 
Kneass, Christina, 239 
Knight, Anne, 45 

Daniel, 167 

Giles, 45 

Isaac, 166, 107 

Jonathan, 16? 

Philip, 173 

Knight, Thomas, i5 
Knoos, Cunrod, 181 

Lodwiek, 177 
knoi, John George, 171 
Km wis, John, ITS 
Knox, Francis, 239 

Knull, , 29 

Kuuson, Moton, 56 

Koetoiers, Wessel John, child of, 239 

Kolb, Jacob, ISO 

Martin, 180 

Peter, 180 
Kun, Nicholas, 239 
Kin,;;, Peter, 18?, 
Kustar, Cunnard, 170 
Kustor, Hermanns, 180 
Kyler, John Henry, 169 

| AARSON, Keels, 76 
i.^ Labbree, Benj.. 239 
Labbree, Eliza, Ann, 239 

Mary, 239 
Lacroa, Mach, 31 
Lacroy, Jan, 34 
Lacrsen, Poull, 33 
Lafever, Hipolet, 34 
Landefs, Jacob. 182 
Landreth, Oliver, 161 
Lane, see Lore. 

Andrew, 50 

Edward, 83 

Samuel, 181 

William, 181 
Langhorn, George, 47 
Langhorne, Grace, 217 

Thomas, 214, 217 
Langworthy, Bcnjamen, 179 
Lardncr, Lynford, 114 
Large, Ann Poultney, 103 
Lassele, Jno, 178 
Lauderdale, Earl of, 119 
Lauer, Catharine, 187 
Laughlin, — garet, 1 6 

James M., 1C 
Lawler, Thomas F., 240 
Lawrance, Thomas, 180 

Index of Names. 


Lawrence, David, 78 

John, 113, 114 

Mary, 113 
Laws, Isaiah, 240 
Leacb, , 146 

Frank Willing, 138 

J. Granville, 138 

contribution of, 185 
Learnan, GodfVoy, 171 
Leamon, Catharine, 187 

Samuel, 187 
Lebo, John, 182 
Lederach, Andrew, 182 

John, 182 
Lee, Anne, 55 

Anthony, 178 

Charles, 54, 266, 2G7 

Edward C, 138 

Francis B., 146, 148 
Leech, Wid», 168 

Isaac, 168 

Jacob, 168 

Tobias, 86, 87 
Leek, Catharine, 185 
Leeman, Christian, 182 
Lefan, Jacob, 175 
Lefavre, Hippolyte, 29 

Hoppolyte, 37 
Lefever, John, 183 
Lehman, Wid., 240 
Lehnmann, Phillip Ch. ; C2 
Lcibrants, Hendrick, 32 

John, 32 
Lemire, Hance, 174 
Lemmens, Hendrick, 32 
Lenderman, John, 172 
Leonard, Isaac, 176 ■ 
Leshcr, Nicholas, 178 
Lessher, Nicholas, 182 
Letchworth, W m , child of, 239 
Levant, Abraham, 179 

Isaac, 179 
Levering, Henry, 183 

Jacob, 181, 183 

William, 181 
Lewellin, Griffith, 175 

Lewelliu, Morris, 175 
Lev j .i, John, 71 
Lewi! | A. Nelson, 138 

David, 175 

Blis, L69 

Elizabeth, 81 

Henry, 80, 253, 257, 259,262, 
266, 268, 269, 273, 274, ^77, 
280, 281, 253, 292, 293,296 

John, 81, 172, 181 

Joseph, 177 

Margaret, CO, 265, ;:C8, 275, 277, 
285, 293, 237 

Mary, 239 

Morris, 181 

Richard. 17C 
Lewiss, Sam"', 80, 274 
Lewis, William F., 138, 143 
Levisicy, David, 170 

Jonathan, l 70 

Thomas, 170 
Libquibb, Godfrey, 172 
Lidiard, John, 176 
Light, Elizabeth, 239 
Likeing, Hance, 169, 170 

Peter, 176 
Limeburner, Henry, 240 
Lincabah, John, 179 
Linch (Finch?), Dennis, 60 
Lincolu, Mordicay, 166 
Lincolne, Ellish, 53 

Liudor, , 240 

Lindsay, Daniel, 60 

W m , 239 
Line, Margaret, 239 
Links, Henry, child of, 239 
Linn, Bertha, 77 

Esro, 77 

Joseph, 178 

Swan, 77 
Lippincott, Mary, 239 

Samuel, 239 
Lisle, Mary, 17S 
List, Leonard, 168 
Liston, Morris, 31 
Little, John Bernard, 53 


Index of Names. 

Little, Mary, 239 
Littlejohn, Bernard; 292, 293 
Liverey, 170 
Livingood, Jacob, 1S3 

Rebeocaj 188 

Livingston, . 13 5 

Lloyd, Pa., 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66. 
67, 68, CD, 70 

David, 59, GO 

Evan, 172 

Jane, 209 

Howard W., 136 

Jobn, 18S 

Mary, 188 

Thomas, 58, 61, 73, 84, 259, 260, 
261, 262, 265, 266, 270, 271, 
273, 275, 276, 279 
Loanam, John, 169 
Locke, Albright, 239 
t -„ P Deborah, 127 

James, 116, 167 

Robert, eG 
Lohla, Charles, 240 
Loller, Alexander, 189 

Dorothy, 189 
Lorner, Abraham, child of, 240 
Londy, Richard, 220 
Long, Adam, 239 

Ann, 240 

William, 66 
Longacre, Andrew, 174 

Daniel. 181 

Peter, 174 
Longhurst, John, 60 
Longshore, R., 73 
Longworth, Roger, 11 
Longworthy, John, 60 
Lord, Edward, 61, 293, 297 

Theodorus, 180 
Lore, "Wm, 239 
Lossing, Benson J., 112 
Lott, Englebert, 32 
Loudi, Joshua, 240 
Loui, Charles, 240 
Lourens, Dirck, 31 

Hnybert, 32 

Markus, 33 

Love, see Lore. 

Lovet, Edmond, 200, 207. 209, 2 J. 7, 

Lovett, Edmond, 221 
Loving) er, John, j 9 : 

Louisa, 190 
Low, Hugh, 240 
Lowber, Elizabeth, 240 
Lowe, Hanua. 239 

John, 290, 295, 297 
Lower, Peter, 173 
Lowns, Joseph, 180 
Loyd, John, 175 

Lewis, 175 

Thomas, 176 
Loyde, David, 223 
Lubbar, Daniel, 173 

Phillip, 173 

William, 174 
Lucas, ElisKii" iti , 219 

John, 219 

Robert, 45, 207, 208, 209, 215, 
216, 218, 219 
Luff, Edward, 68, 70 

Elizabeth, 63, 70 
Luffe, Edward, 52, 55, 268, 270, 283, 
284, 285, 290, 291, 297 

Elisabeth, 283, 285, 200, 293, 297 

Jane, 52, 297 

John, 52, 55 
Lukin, John, 171 

William, 169 
Lukins, Abraham, 183 

John, 108 

Joseph, 182 

Mathias, 168 

Peter, 172 
Lun, Thomas, 240 
Lundy, Elizabeth, 205 

Jane, 8 

John P., 142 

Richard, 9, 209 
Lushington, Wm, 50 
Lynch, James, 240 
Lyon, Jane, 9, 10 
Lyons, Margaret, 240 

Matthew, 240 

of Names. 


^ffcADAM ) Mary, 119 
iM'AiiaH, Saratt, 241 
M'Bride, Andrew. 186 

Elizabeth, I'86 
!"'!r an, Ro! ert, ?A 
M e Oall, George, 179 
M'Calvin, Michael, 242 
M°Oamon, Alixr, If 7 
M°Cartney, Nancy, 242 
M a Carty, Thomas, 177 
M c Cathery, John, 109 
M°Clain, 'Wm, child of, 241 
M e 01askey, Elizabeth, 242 
M c Cleary, Andrew, 177 
M°01oskey, Man-, 241 
M»Oomb, John, 73, 74, 32 • 
M c Crea, Anna, 15 

James, 15 

Margaret, 189 

William, 15 

Archibald, 189 
M'Crait, Matthew, 240 . 
M°Culder, Hannah, 241 
McDonald, Isabella, 242 
M°Doneld, John, 240 
M c Donnoe, Sarah, 242 
M°Elen, Ann, 242 
M°Elween, George, 227 

James, 227 
MTail, Catherine, 241 
M"Farlane, Jesse, 242 
M°Feeley, Corncl'us, 241 
M'Gahan, John, 242 
M°Ginniss, Daniel, child of, 241 
M c Gowan, Eliza, 240 

James, 242 

Margaret, 240 

Wm, 240 
M c beny, Francis, 178 
M°Karraher, Daniel, 188 

Rosanna, 188 
M°Kell, P., 227 
M°Kcnlcy, Oapt. John, 25 

Mary, 25 
M'Kennet, Blausius Daniel, 172 
M c Kenzie, A. DeB., 157 

M'Kern, , 241 

M'Kinney, Daniel, 242 

Grace, 240 
M'Locklin, Catharine, IPO 
M"Ms itcrfc, Prof., 130 
M e Mul!ia, James, 242 

Wm, child, of, 242 
M*Narcy, Henry, 241 

M'Norris, , 177 

M'Vaugh, Edmond, 169 

Jeremiah, 107 

Joseph, 176 

MacfiUlay, , 131 

Mace, see Maw. 

Mary, 283; 292 
Macher, James, 242 
Mack, Alixander, 171 

John, 182 

child cf, 241 
Madox, Thomas, 45 
Maeslander, Peter, 32 
Maher, Perce, 228 
Mahony, Francis, 240 
Mailer, Elizabeth, 242 
Maitland, Frederick Henry, 119 

Mary, 119 

Col. Richard, 119 
Major, Mrs., 240 
Makeman [sic?], Agnes, 86 
Malaan, Mathias, 168 
Malley, nannah. 87 
Mallsby, "William, 174 
Malson, Mat, 34 
Maly, Thomas, 85 
Man, Abraham, 60 
Managall, Andrew M., 241 
Manbie (or Manbe), Richard, 215 

Mansell, , 241 

Manj'smith, Christian, 175 
Maple, Abigail, 241 
Margerum, Henry, 209, 212 
Markham, Ann, 88 

William, 58 
Markoc, Mr., 242 
Marks, John, 242 
Marlborough, , 116 


Index of Names. 

Marie. Thomas, 168 
Marling, Thomas, 107 
Marpole, David, 17G 

Richard, 176 

Thomas, 160 
Marsh, Alice, 70 

Hugh, 76 

Robert, 70 

Sarah, 70 
Marshall, Mrs., 241 

Benjamin, 242 

Charles, 242 

Christopher, child of, 242 

James, 08 

John, 167 

Mary, 242 

Thomas, 48 

William, 167 
Marshman, Ann, 242 
Martin (Hoist), Catharine, 186 

Elizabeth, 40 

Isaack, 40 . 

John, 60, 186, 210, 242, 292 

Katberine, 46 

Richard, 103 
Martiudale., , 101 

Isaac 0., 142 
Martinrnisis, Hance, 173 
Marton, Ann, 241 
Mary, Queen of Eng., 198 
Maslaud, Hugh, 60 
Mason, Wid., 258, 259, 267 

Benjamen, 178 

Francis, 151 

Col. James, 151 

John, 53, 259 

Mary, 54 

Philip, 227 

Richard, 258, 259 

Robert, 169, 259 
Masscy, Ebenezer, 226 
Masters, Mary, 113 

Thomas, 288, 289 

William, 178 
Matheass, Peter, 32 
Mather, Joseph, 10 

Mather.-, Richard, J63 
Mathews, Join:, 32 
Mathias, Matbias, 33, 170 
Mathyssc, John, 32 
Matsonn, Eh mor, 77 
Matthews, Margaret, 189 
Mattson, John, 32 
Maude, Francis, 121 

Robert, 121 
Maulsby, Marchant, 177 
Maw [Macej, Mary, 286 
May, Robert, 172 
Mayberry, John, 24j 
Mayer, Catharine, 189 

Cornelius. 189 
Mayo, Elizabeth, 58 
11a} ow, Hellen, 53 
Meaies, Sam u , 89 
Means, William, 178 
Mer.sure, Roger, 32 
Mecklin, J; to i 171 
Mede, Jane, S, 10 

Marjory, 9, 10 
Medford, John. 77 

Mary, 77 
Medlicott, Daniel, 273, 275 
Meers, Elizabeth, 241 

John, 241 
Melcher, William, 169 
Meng, Christopher, 3 71 
Mentz, Benedict, 172 
Merit, Joseph, 240 
Merkle, George, 180 
Merrill, Jjo. Houston, 133, 160 

Stephen, 228 
Merrit, Sarah, 240 
Messer, Peter, 243 
Messersmith, Mary, 179 
Meyer, Isaac, 147 
Michael, Archibald, 271 
Michell, Archiball, 70 
Mickle, Archibald, 297 
Middellton, Mary, 87 
Middlcton, Elizabeth, 212 
Midwinter, Isaac, 178 
Mifflin, , 148 

Index of Karnes. 

a si 

Mifflin, Gov., 193 

Wido, 178 

Ann Poultney, 103 

George, 103 

James, 138, I :' 

6ketch of, 3 03, 104 

John, 10?, 2G3, 204 

Thomas, 103 

"William, 3 03 
Miles, Sarah Ann, 241 

William, 2-10 
Millard, Thomas, CO 
Miller, Mrs., 243 

Adam, 174 

Ann Isabella, 241 

Bastian, 181 

Catherine, 14 

Christian, 1 71 

David, 163 

Hannah, ISO, 241 

Hans, 31 

Henry, 178, 243 

Jacob, 171, 173, 181 

James, 186 

Mary, 19 

Michael, 176 

Robert, 242 

Stephen, 174 

Will ia m, 14 

Wm, child of, 242 
Milligan, Robert, 240 
Millner, Joseph, 212 
Mincq, Poul, 34 
Ming, Thoma3, 88 
Mircle, John, 183 
Miredith, Elionar, 180 
Mirick, Mary, 170 
Mirideth, John, 177 
Mirkle, Jacob, 180 

Martin, 174 
Mirtle, Hance, 178 
Mitchell, Elizabeth, 23 

Henry, 23 

James T., 157 

John, 23 

Robert, 242 

Mitchell, Rose, 23 

Dr. S. Weir, 127 

Thomas, child of, 241 
Mitchiner, John, 177 
Mock, John, 172 
Moffet, Robert, 242 
Moins, Elizabeth, 241 
Molassor, John, GO 
Moll, Mr., negro woman of, 31 

John, 30, 35 

Sketch of, 35 

Michael, 182 
Molster, Wil, 34 
Monges, J. A., 227 
Monkhouse, W m , 242 
Monroe, John, 241 

Mocn, John, 204. 263, 200, 270, 271, 
273, 277, 279, 281, 2S2, 280, 

Sarah, 271, 275. 277 
Mocne, James, 218 
Mooney, Bridget, 243 
Moor, Wid<;, 179 

George, 33 

James, 167 

John, 174 
Moore, Edward, 240 

Henry, 241 

James, 119, 120, 121 

John, 66, 68, 70, 187 

Maria R., 187 

Martha, 70 

Samuel, 243 

Sarah, 243 

William, 70 
Moors, Edmund, 88 
Moorys, Edmund, 88 
More, Andrew, 70 

John, 70 

Nicholas, 59 
Morensen, Poull, 33 
Morgan, , 78 

Charles D., 241 

Daniel, 182 

Elisabeth, 297 

George, 241 


Index of Names.. 

Morgan, .Tames, 168 

Jane John, 79, 89 

John, 182 

Joseph, 182 

Lewis, 181 

Owen, 78 

Thomas, 181 

William, 170, 182, 277, 297 

Young, 71 
Moris, Edward, 65 
Moroney, Patrick, 240 
Morrey, Humphrey, 58, 7l 

John, 74 
Morris, Anthony, 75, 88, 179 

Cadwalador, 11.3 

Charles, 178 

David, 283, 282 

Effingham B., 138 

Isaac, 177 

Israel, 241 

Jenkin, 171 

John, 177; 181 

Joshua, 46 

Martha, 103 

Morris, 166 

Thomas, 284, 285 

William, 60 
Morriss, Grizell, 83 

Richard, 83 
Morrisson, Luther, 241 
Morrow, John, 241 
Morton, Robert, 31 
Moses, William, 176 
Moss, Ellinor, 62 

Joseph, 62 
Mosselmiin, Samuel, 172 
Moulder, Mr., child of, 243 

Robert, 60 
Mourer, Hance Adam, 182 

Jacob, 173 
Mowrer, Frederick, 173 

Rudolph, 173 
Moyer, Abraham, 189 

Mary, 189 
Muhlenberg, Henry Melchior, 142 
Mullen, James, 241 

Mullowny, Catherine. 191 

John, 191 
Murray, Alex r , 15 

Ann, 15 

Elizabeth, 240 

James, 24 

Mary, 15, 191 

Robert (;., 191 

Willm, i,&, 24 
Murrie, Hnmphrie, 71 
Murrill, Thomas, 176 
Murry, Humphrey, 71 

Joseph, 169 

Richard, 108 

William, 176 
Musgrave, A., 226 
Mutty, Ezekill, 178 
Myers, Lawrence, 242 

Stoffel Michael, 33 
Myner, Bai il ;. , 2-13 
Myor. Christian, 170, 182 

Hance, 182 

Jacob, 1 73 

Samuel, 132 

Vincent, 182 

Woolderick, 181 

NANNY, Rice, 111 
Nanstet, Andrew, child of, 213 
Nash, Joseph, 169 

William, 183 
Nassau, Jacob, 243 

Sarah, 243 

Wm, 243 
Naylor, Joseph, 176 
Neagle, John, 167 
Neal, Hosho, 169 
Need, George, 173 
Neelson, Mathias, 34 

Neill, 77 
Neil, Lewis, child of, 243 
Neilson, Htndrick, 33 

Mitchell, 77 

Nevels, 33 
Nelson, Alexander, 243 

Hannah, 243 

Index of Name*. 

Nelson, Thomas, 2-13 
Nessmitb, Ann, 243 
Nettleship, Job, 32 
Nevell, James, 62 
New bei rj , Job q, I 8G, Hannah, 271 
Newcastle, , 116 

Justices oi". contributed by L. 
Taylor Dickson, 35-40 
New Castle County, taking of Wolves 
in 1676, contributed by L. Taylor 
Dickson & P. 8. P.Conner, 29-34 
Newell, George, 1 77 
Newman, Elizabeth, S5 
Nice, Cornelius, 168 

Elizabeth, 172 

Hance, 178 

John, 170 

"Whim-hard, 172 

William, 183 
Nichoalls, Samuel], CO 
Nicholls, Elis, 70 

. John, 70 
Nichols, Edward. 174 

James, 243 

Margaret, 177 

Mary, 79 

Ann, 243 
Nickeson, John, 167 
Nicolls, John, 34 

Sam, 34 
Nieols. Humphrey, 32 
Noble, Judith, 47 

Richard, 47 

Stephen, 47 
Noosepickle, Peter, 243 
Norman, Robert, 178 
Norris, G. Heide, 119, 120 

Isaac, 178 
North, , 116 

Roger, 181 
North rope, George, 169 
Norton, Eliza, 2-13 
Norway, William, 83 
Norwood, Andrew, 28 
Nugent, Catharine, 187 

Nummerson, John, 33 
Nusam, Margaret, 189 

Richard, 139 
Nutter, Mary, 187 

0ATES, Mary Ann, 192 
O'Brien, John, 243 
O'Brien, Leonora, 243 
Officer of French Frigate, 250 
Ogden, David, 46, 49, 282 
Ogle, John, 29, 33 
Ogleby, Job,,, 178 
Oleson, Lace, 33 
Oliphant, Esther, 16 

William, 1G 
Oliver, Evan, 52 
O'Neil, John. 2m 3 

Susanna, 2-i3 
Oram, Mr., 227 

Friend, 22C 
Orme, Richard, 60, 271, 273. 274, 276, 
280, 282, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 
290, 292, 294, 295 
Ornar, Jacob, 172 
Orr, George, 17 
Osbourne, Richard, 183 
Osling, Francis, 243 

Joseph, 243 
Otho, Garrit, see Otto, 38 
Ott, Nicholas, 243 
Otta, Mathias, 172 
Otter, John, 71, 75, 216 
Ottinger, Christopher, 183 
Otto, Garrett, 30 

Sketch of, 38 
Out Hout, Mr., 34 
Outhout, Fabius, 37 

Fop, Janson, 37 

Fopp, 30 

Sketch of, 37 

Sarah, 37 
Overholster, Jacob, 170 
Overstake, Jacob, 243 
Owen, Griffith, 81, 82, 84, 274, 295 

Robert, 65 

Rowland, 65 


Index oj Names. 

Ox, Adam, 173 

John Frederick, 172 

Oxley, Jn^, I V 
Oyster, Christian, 172 
Joiiu, 173 

PADGE, Anthony, 29, 34 
Page, Daniell, 83 
Paine, Alathew, 51 
Painter, Elinor, 273 
Ellisabeth, 88 
Eve, 190 

George, 283, 28G, 2a7, 295 
Jacob, 190 
Pallard, John Jacob, 172 
Palm, Kitty, 244 
Pf.lmatary, Robert, 60 
Palmer, Catherine, 243 

Elizabeth, 2C4, 266, 267 
Rebecca, 244 
Palmore, Anthony, 177 
Thomas,' 106 
William, 178 
Panacook, Yost, 170 
Pappegaya, Aroruegard, 38 
Parham, James, 142 
Parke, Roger, 223 
■Parker, Buryen, son of, 244 
Henry, 65 
Jane, 244 
Thomas, 65 
Parkor, John, 169, 171, 177 

Thomas, 169 
Parry, Robert, 171J 
Parsons, John, 261, 296 
Paschall, Thomas, 167 
Pastorius, Henry, 172 
Pateison, William, 31 
Patterson, John, 177 

Richard, 244 
Patton, James, 244 
Paul, Henry, 179 
James, 166 
Joseph, 179, 296 
Paul us, Peter, 185 
Paulus, Sophia, 185 

Pawling, Henry, 180, 181 
Paxson, James, 204 
Paxtone, James, 204 

William, 204 
Payne, \\ m, 244 
Peachee, William, 28" 
Pearce, George, 274 
Pearson, Isaac, GG, 283, 290 

Israel, 65 
Peasly, John, 87 
Mary, 87 
Sarah, 87 
William, 87 
Pechtell, Jolm, 172 
Peers, John, 31 
Peg, Daniel, 292 
Pefrg, Daniell, 82 

Pe ggs, -, 178 

PelUson, Jacob, 57 
T ' '■ 1 '•" ton, ' ' igs i] 10 
Joseph., 10 
Phebe, 10 

Pbineas, 7, 8, 10, 84, 199, 
201, 202, 206, 207, 210, 
213, 214, 219, 221 ' 
Ralph, 10 
Pencill, George, 172 
Penn, Granville, 121 
John, 113, 114 
Thomas, 121, 184 
William, 35, 40, 61, 62, 63, 66 
85, 103, 113, 116, 121, 198. 
Pennington, Daniel, 176 
Pennquite, John, 87 

Thomas, 170 

Pennock, see Penwick. 

Christopher, 80 

Nathaniel, 85 

Penny, Abraham, 171 

Pcimybaker, Henry, 180 

Peter, 180 
Pcnnypacker, Samuel W.,138, 157, 160 
Pensili, Conrod, 178 
Penwick [Pennock], Christopher, 273 
Penybaker, Oliff, 174 
Percey, Robert. 56 





Index of Names 



Perking Abigail, 74 
Perry, Wid?. lt2 

David, 168 

Thorn* s 166 

[ ?] Peter, 1T4 

Peter, , 151 

Peter, Mr. Alrsch's man, 32 

Peter, Moses, 3 (6 

Peter man, Christian, 168 

Peters, Engle, 1 78 

Garret, 17*3 

Hans, 33 

Lucas, 34 

Rev. Richard, 112 
Peterson, Adam, 31 

Oarell, 33 

George, child of, 243 

Henry, 174 

Peter, 174 

Sam, 33 
Petiole, Pornpey, 244 
Petter, Bees, 76 
Pettincoffer, John, 172 
Pettit, Charles, 244 

Eleanor, 191 

Henry, 152 

Samuel, 191 
Pettj, John, 177 
Peyatt, Benjamin, 186 

Mary, 1SS 
Pfeiffer, Mary, 187 

Peter, 187 
Phil" County, Landholders of, 1734, 
contributed by Gilbert Cope, 

Monthly Meeting of Friends, Early 
Minutes of, contributed by Gil- 
bert Cope, 251 

Wills, 1682-1692, contributed by 
Thomas Allen Glenn, 45 
Philips, , 115 

David, 1S6 

Jacob, 227 

Mary, 166 

Thomas, 272 
Phillip, Griffith, 174 

Phillip, Rees, 175 
Phillips, David, 181 

George, 181 

Jacob, 227 

Thomas, 170 

W m J., 226 
Philpin, Mary, 281, 282 
Phillpot, William, 1G9 
Phipps, John, 166 
Physiek, Dr. 246 
Pickering, Charles, 57, 62, 63, 66, 68, 

69, 259, 260, 261 
Pickncll) Maskcell, 50 
Pidcock, John, 208 
Pierce, Thomas, 244 
Pieterson, John, 31 
Pikes, Susanna, 209 

Pinckney, , 115 

Pirce, John, 181 
Pisbink, Henrj , i\V 
Pitt, William, 87 
Place, John, 87 

Mary, 87 
Plank, John Adam, 174 
Piatt, , 148 

Franklin, 138, 150, 157 
Plea for Study of Genealogy by Fred- 
erick D. Stone, Litt. D., 107 
Pleace, William, 87 
Pledger, John, 29, 34 
Plum, Francis, 181 
Poat, Mrs., 244 

Mattis, 244 
Pobulus, Jacob, 181 
Poinquite, John, 87 
Pointer, Henry, 270 
Poland, John, 244 
Ponnquite, John, 87 
Pool, Nathanell, 178 

Pope, , 116 

Porter, Alexander, 244 

George, 222 

Margaret, 293 
Portis, James, 78 
Potter, Isaac, 244 
Potts, Elizabeth, 288, 291 


Index of Nan 

Potts, Jonathan, ill 

Joseph D., 149 

Rees, 168 

Thomas, 168 
. i iiam Joiin, 138 
Poulsonj John, 29, 33 

Justa, 33 

Moreiis, 33 

Ole, 33 
Powell, David, 205. 297 

Jeremiah, 04 

Samuel, 168 
Powson, John, 217 
Poynter, Henry, 76, 89 
Preston, Amor, 243 

Samuel, 179 

Wo, GO. 8G, 274, 283, 284, 286, 295 
Prevone, Alexander, 244 
Price, Charles, 244 

David, ^ r 

Isaac, 180 

Isachar, 175 

Joseph, 244 

Rice, J 75 
Prichard, Capt Joseph, 24 
Pridley, John, 244 
Priege, Jacob, 59 
Priestcousin, Tho., 214 
Prill, Cornelius, 178 
Prince, Nicholas, 274 
Prin tz, Ammegard, 38 

Johan, 38 
Probaseo, Peter, 243 
Prothero, Elisabeth, 277 

Evan, 60, 282 
Pugh, Catherine, 175 

Ellis, 78 

Evan, 181 

Hugh, 183 

Jesse, 178 

Job, 178 
Pulinger, Capt., 244 

Ann, 244 
Purslow, John, 202 
Purviance, John, 2C 

Samuel, 26 


Purviance. Susanna, 26 
Pusey, Caleb, 81 
Puj ey, Caleb, 74 

01 : E. Alixi nder, 172 
_, QueetfBberry, Duchess 
Quinlin, Catherine, 191 

Quirk, , 12C: 

Quldy, David; 244 
Quoau, Charles, 178 

RADCL1P, Richard, 10 
Radcliffe, James, 87, 224 
Raibus, Peter, 86 

Rain, Mary, 245 
Rakestraw, William, 178 
Rambo, Andrew, 1G3 

Elias, 174 

Gabriel, 174 

Gu ;r, 73, 77 

John, 174, 178 

Mounce, 174 

Peter, 62, 83, 1G9, 181, 283 
Ramsdal, Richard, 223 
Ramsey, John, 177 
Randall, John, 53 
Randle, George, 224 
Random, Roderick, 123 
Rapy, Nicholas, 175 
Rawle, Francis, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 
84, 116, 223 

W 31 , 178 

William Brooke, 138 
Raynbow, William, 33 
Read, Adam, 183 

Charles, 123, 178 

George, 55 

John, child of, 244 

Mart hew, 244 

Phillip, 182 
Reader, Henry, 173 
Reagen, Roocart, 1G9 
Rebinstok, Dirick, 168 
Redman, John, GO. 280, 284, 298, 23S 
Redwilzer, John, 180 
Reed, John, 244 

Index of Names. 


Reed, Sarah, 244 

William B., 125 
Reef, Abraham, 170 
Reeif, George, 182 

Hance, 1 j 2 

Jacob, 182 
Recs, Daniel, 5 81 

Edward, 166 

Evan, 107, 175 

Griffith, 175 

Isaac. 174 

Jacob, 182 

John, 183 

Jone, 175 

Rachel. '245 

Samuel, 81 

Thomas, 175, 181 

William, 175 
Reeser, Bernhard. 172 
Reezer, Joht George, 108 
Reidt, Ann Margaret, 186 
Renager, Hannah, 285, 287 
Renshaw, Elizabeth, 245 

John, 178 
Repherd, Daniel, 215 

John, 245 
Reymer, Frederick, 170 

Stephen, 173 
Reyner, Henry, 174 
Reynolds, , 116, 245 

Ann, 55 

Hon., 56 

Jo', 245 
Rhiderth, Robert Evan ap 171 
Rhodes, Horatio M., 244 

Joseph, 2-14 

[ ?] Richard, 60 

Richard, Frederick, 172 
Richards, David, 245 

H. M. M., 142 

Phillip, 71, 83 

Richard, 57 

William, ICG 
Richardson, John, 206 

Joseph, 180 

Saml, 70, 71, 73 

Richardson, W m , 57 
Richerdson, Aubery, 160 

Edward, ISO 

John, 1C8 

Samuel, ioB 
Rickett.s, see Bicketts. 

Isaac, '233 
Rickey, John, child of, 241 
Ridgway, Elizabeth, 2i9 

Richard, 207, 208, 200, 215, 216, 
2 IS, 219, 220 
Riffett, Christian, 15 
Rigal, Henry, ^2 
Ripg, Sarcuc' 10 
Riggs, Ambrose, 40 

Anne, ';8 
Righter, Barlcl, 181 

Peter, 181 
Rightinghouse, Clans, 182 
Rjglesdorfor, John, 173 
Rigby, John, 178 
Ringbe'ry, Andrew, 166 
Ringer, Matbias, 173 
Rinkard, Henry, 169, 177 
Rinker, Jacob, 182 

Lawrance, 174 
Rino, Keunet ll c Kay, 245 
Riseuger, Adam, child of, 245 
Rittinghouse, Henry, 183 
Roads, Adam, 167 

Richard, 180 
Robert, Ellis, 178 

John, 176 
Roberts, AVido, 166 

A. Sidney, 158 

Aaron, 178 

Charles, 138 

Daniel, 179 

David, 169, 171, 175 

Edward, 181 

Eliza, Hi 

Evan, 171 

George B,, 158 

Hugh, 55, 65 

James, child of, 245 

•Jane, 79, 89 

.-> y ,-> 

Index of Names. 

Roberts, John, 55, 80, 80, ICG, 175, 176 
Job;), child of, 245 
Joseph, 175 
Lewis, 186 
Mathew, 175 
Morris, 1.71 
Robert, 16T, 171, 175 
Rowland, 1 70 
Theor. 84 
Thomas, 1CS 

W», 80, 167, 171, 177, 18?. 
Robertson, Alexander Reid, 15 
Mary, 15 
Pat, 82 
Robert, 15 
Robeson, Andrew, 82 

John, child of, 244 
Robinett, Allen, 48 
Robinson, Andrew, 181 
James, 170 
Jonathan, 177 
Eathrine, 03 
Nicholas, 178 
Patrick, 57, 58, 66, 68, 69, 71, 73, 

74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 81, 82, 83 
Peter, 166 
Sarah, 244 

William, 178, 183, 244 
Rochford, Dennis, 46, 52, 268 
Rodboss, Peter, 34 
Roe, Richard, 123 
Roger, Enoch, 245 
Robert, 178 
Capt., 60 
Sarah, 244 
Rol, Richaid, 245 
Roofe, Edward, 261 
Root, Henry, 182 
Rose, Catherine, 191 

George, 191 
Rosenbirger, Henry, 170 
Ross, Mrs. H., 245 
Mary, 25 
William, 16, 25 
Ros5>;ll, Francis, 222 
Rcssetter, Thomas, 181 

Rosson, John, CO 
Roth, John Jacob, !6C 
Rowd, John, 31 
Roules, William, 52 
Rouse, Thomas, 276 
Rout'cush, George, 173 

Router, , 08 

Ro>yan, Dr. John., 17 
Rowden, Elisabeth, 208, 209 
Rowland, Edward K., 147 
Henry J., 147 

John, 147, 209, £21 

Priscilla, 2u9 
Rowles, William, 88, 89 
Roydon, Will, 79 
Royle, John, 10 
Rubell, Ounnard, 180 
Ruddermill, Peter, 173 
Ruderjan, Wido, 180 
Ruggles, Henrj Stoddart, K,rj 
Rumford, Jonathan, 180 
rumpt, Ja?;aes, 215 
Rumsawer, Dirick, 180 
Runk, William M., 142 
Rupe, Ann, 3 68 
Rush, Benjamin, 244 

John, GO, 167, 270 

Mary, 244 

Thomas, 1C9 

William, 15 
Russel, John, 263 
Ruttenhouse, Peter, 168 
Rutter, Frrncis, 179 

George, 179 

Thomas, 287, 289 

S A CHSS, Julias F., 157 
Saddler, Thomas, 31 
Sadler, James, 67 

Sailing of ship " Submission " Vr. 
1682 — Copy of vessel's Log contrib- 
uted by L. Taylor Dickson. 7 
Salesbary, Evans, 31 
Salisbury, Capt", 39 
Salter, Anna, 67 
Hannah, 217 

Index of Names. 

Sailer, Henry, G7 
John, 67,63 
Salway, AV rc , 57, 58, 63, 281, 233 

£ ?] Saml, 21* 

Sai »uel I, John, j '< '< 
Sandford, Will, 33 
Sandii'cr.l, Mary, K? 
Sanford, Bster, 222 

Mary, 222 

William, 221, 222,523 
Sanger, John, 47 
Sankee, .Martha, 273,275 
Sarson, Robert, 213 
[Sastin?] William, 78 
Saulight, Henry, 173 
Saunders, Mrs., 246 

Jesse, 240 

Paul, 295 
Savage, Sawny, 181 
Sawer, Christopher, 172 
Sawlight, George, 173 
Saxby, John, G9 

Sayres, Edward S., 138, 149, 158, 16' 
Scarf, Timothy, 178 
Scarfe, Jonathan, 87 
Schcnk, John G.L., 240 
Schnyder, Mary Ann, 190 
Schridcr, Margaret, 246 

Schuyler, , 115 

Scooten, Jacob, 1G7 
Scot, John, 31 
Scott, , 115 

John, 158 

Sir Walter, 123 

Will, 33 
Sciaggs, Richard, 31 
Scull, John, 177 
Sedusky, Anthony, 166 
Seeclear, John, 173 
Seed, John, 179 
Selby, Mary, 247 
Sell, Henry, 168 

Jacob, 168 

John, 173 

Peter, 16S 
Selrer, Han?, 34 

Sehvyn, , 116 

Seizor, Jacob, 181 
Sendler, Martin, 173 
Serganl. Rachel, 246 
Servis, Elizabeth, 292 
Settle, Captain James, 7, 8, 16 
Shaddak, James, 70 
Shafer, Jacob, son of, 245 
Sballcross, John. 179 

Sarah, 169 
Shannon, Robert, 178 
Shape, Elizabeth, 246 
Sharp, , 183 

Hugh, 246 

Judith, 168 
Sharpus, Blanch, 80, 89 
Sharron, , 29 

Will., 33 
Shatc, Henry, 170 
Shaub, Henry, 182 
Shaver, Lodwick, 182 
Shaw, Andrew, 79 

George, 204 

Joseph, 79 

Mary, 79 
Shea, Richard, 63 
Sheaffer, Elizabeth, 190 
Sheaper, Maximilian, 179 
Shcaver, Jacob, 173 
Sheenor, Daniel, 172 
Shefier, J. G. de Hoop, 108 
Sheifley, George, 191 

Susanna, 191 
Shell, Michael, 173 
Shelly, Hancc, 168 
Shephard, Thomas, 177 
Shopped, Samuel, 227 

Sherrer, , 29 

Shields, Elizabeth, 23 

— garel, 23 

John, 23 

Mary, 23 

William, 23 
Shillpert, Peter, 17S 
Shillson, John, 09, 70 
Shimer, Jacob, 180 


Index oi JSames. 

Shinekle, I rederika, 245 
Shiadl'er, Yost. 170 
Shingle, Elizabeth. 186 

Frederick 186 
Sluigloaf, Elunry, 182 
Bhink, Michael 1 , 172 
Shinklc, Jartin, 179 
Bhippcu, , 117 

Edward, M; I)., U. S. N., 98, 114, 
138, 1*33, 140, 142, 149, 158, 
Sbippin, Joseph, 172 
Shoemaker, Abraham, 103 

Benjamen, 1 72 

George, 168 

Isaac, 168 

Peter, 171 

Richard, 172 
Sholer, Gabriel* 182 
81ml), Frederick. 170 

John, 182 
Shorr, George, 1G8 
Short, Adam, 49 

Anue, 49 

Miriam, 49 
Shrack, Jacob, 181 
Bhrager, Garret, 183 
Shriner, Elizabeth, 187 

Philip, 187 
Shurtz, Charlotte (Hartmau), 187 

Tobias, 187 
Shute, William, 178 
Sibley, John, 46 
Sibthorp, Christopher, 70, 71 
Sickman. , 178 

Felty, 177 
Siddwell, Ralph, 208 
Siericx, John, 31 

Surinm, 31 
Siefert, John, child of, 245 
Sigfreet, John, 175, Thomas, 183 
[Silence?], .Mary, 77 
Simcock, Jacob, 58 

John, 48, HG 
Bimcocke, John, 73 

Simermau, Elizabeth, 173 
Simonds, Mary, 83 
Simons, Casper, !77 
Simpson, Samuel, 246 

Thomas, 246 
Singer, Casper, 173 
Sink. Margaretta, 246 
Sinke, Thomas. 31 
Sinnexc, Jan., 33 

Sirnix, Andries, 33 
Sisk, Thomas, 246 
Skidmorc, Thomas. 170, 179 
Skinner, Humphry, 170 
Slagell, Christopher, 173 
Slaughter, John, 181 
Slobe, Peter, 33 
Bmaley, Ester, V.23 

Hester, 223 

Isaac, 223 
Small, James, 177 
Smith, , .115 

Ann, 82 

Catharine, 189 

Charles, 245 

Diana, 246 

Elican, 245 

Elihu, 246 

Elisabeth, 268, 270 

Garrit, 32 

Hannah, 297 

Hannah Logan, 9 

Henry, 170 

Jacob, 174 

John, 30, 34, 251, 274 
child of, 246 

Jonas, 60 

Lydia, 245 

Mary, 82, 245 

Michael, 173 

Nicholas, 85 

Pricilla, 82 

Ralph, 209, 210, 221 

Simon, 173 

Thomas, 67, 82, 160, 253 

William, 182 

Index, of J' 


Smollett, , 123 

Smarts, J!r& . 2 16 

Peter, 2 1 6 
Sm'uit, Edward, 79 
. aoutli , i' i.. aid, 59 

Elizabeth, 59 
Snclling, Thomas, 31 
Sniie, Alice, 5-1 
Snyder, Bastion Reef, 173 

Christian, 171 

Columbus, 240 

Henry, 183 

John, 17.';, 170 

John Henry, 182 
Sobers, Doer, 180 
Somrvs, John, 45 
Something, Hannah, 245 
Sonoy, Isacq, 33 
Songhurst, Elizabeth, 48, 73 

John,-' 49, 50, i'", 78, :" 2 257, 
261, 265, 266. 263, 270, 273, 
281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 292 
_ Mary, 263 

Sarah, 78 
Southby, William, 57 
Southebe, William, 210, 211 
Southerby, William, 275-6, 292, 293, 

Southersby, William, 58 
Southhold, William, 60 
South-worth, Ellin, 266 

John, 63, 260, 274, 280, 281 
Spangler, Adam, 173 
Sparks, Richard P., 245 
gpeakman, Randall, S8 
Spears, Kitty, 246 
Spect, Jacob, 247 
Spencer, Howard, 158 

John, 213 

Samuel, 169 

William, 108 
Spennanberg, Conrad, 246 
Sphear, Leonard, 183 
Spicer, Samuel, 57 
Springer, Charles, 77 
Sprogte, John George, 170 

Sprogie, John Henry, 172 
Spry, Thoma , 32 
Stacey, Robert, I 

Fain 1 ', 88 
Staciit r, i'et ;r. 246 
Stasl bourse, Tho, 202 
Stacy, Robert, 6"! 
Btakshous, Tlioinas, 210, 211, 212 

Staleope, , 2S 

Stalcoppe, John Andraiuson, 33 
Stall, Mary Ann, 246 
Stanbrook, Henry, 32 
Stainland, Hugh, 208 
Stanley, Dorrothy, 7 1 

Elizabeth, 74 

Rebecca, 74 

William, 74 
Staples, Thomas, 219 
Stapleton, Robert, 17? 
Starky, John, 176 
Starr, Isaac, 175 

Moses, ^ 75 
Statsmans, Yost Henry, 175 
Staiiver, Chrisfian, 182 » 
Stearman, George, 246 
Stedhata, Adam, 33 

Aalimon, 33 

Lulof, 33 

Tymon, 29, 30, 33 
Steel, Edward T., 142 
Steele, Dick, 116 

Mary, 185 

William, 185 
Steevens, Francis, 208 
Steer, Stephen, 183 
Steffe, Ulrick, 182 
Steine, Cunrod, 181 
Steinebraner, Gasper, 171 
Steinmclz, Joseph Allison, 142, 147 
Stell, Will, 32 
Stenman, John, 189 

Maria Christina, 189 
Stettler, Christian, 170 

Henry, 170 
Stevens, Capt. Walter, 245 
Stevenson, Abraham, 1G6 


Index of Names. 

Stevenson, John R., L42 

Mary, 48 

Thomas, 142 
Steward, Ann, 246 

George, 170 

Henry, 177 

Joseph, 10 
Stigcr, George, 173 
Stigletz, Nil Lola.?, 177 
Still, William, 8 
Stifrey, Jno, 83 
Stilly, John, 179 

William, 170 
Stirke, George, 169 
Stiteler, Jacob, 192 

Mary, 192 
Stockdale, William, 203 
Stockdall, William, 67 
Stone, Frederick, 177 

Frederick D., 107, 149, ICO, 161, 

Sophia, 245 
Stoop, Frances, 173 
8toops, William, 20 
Storey, Arm, 245 

Maria, 245 

William, 176, 245 
Story, Patience, 273, 276 
Stotesbury, A., 246 
Stcut, Rachel, 190 

Richard 190 
Stover, Daniel, 168 

Henry, J 70 
Strate, Anne, 46 

Stratton, Levi, child of, 245, 247 
Btreaper, Ann, 168 

John, 168 
Street, James, 179 

John, 31 
Stnckler, Philip, 240 
Stroud, Edward, 177 

James, 177 
Stuart, Hannah, 245 

James, 245 
Stuckort, Henry, 223 

Stall, Casper, 180 
Stump, Juiian, 170 
Sturgis, John, 174 
Suppleo, Andrew, 174 

Gertrude, 174 
" Submission " Sailing of ship in 1682, 
contributed by L. Taylor Dickson, 
7- J 3 
? Subrant, servant of Henry Wil- 
liams, 32 
Summers, Elizabeth, 246 

George, 24 <: 

Sarah, 216 
Sutler, Peter, 26 
Sutton, Benjamin, child of, 246 

Daniel, 222 

Elizabeth. 246 
Swanson, , 89 

Christopher, ISO 

Swan, 89 

Walle, 60 

Wooley, 89 
Swansons, Swan, 73 
Swains, Aby, 24 6 

Mary Ann, 246 

Shubael, 246 
Swarts, Abraham, 180 

Andrew, 182 

Sweetman, -, 246 

S wendell, Edward, 31 
Swift, .116 

John, 51, 224, 270 
Swinhart, John George, 170 
Swinsted, John, 66 
Switzer, Henry, 183 

Jacob, 173 

Lawrence, 183 
Smycock, John, 81 
Syngu, Lieut.-Col. Michael, 28 

TAILOR, Peter, 169 
Tallent, Robert, 31 
Tatem, Samuel, 247 
Tatham, John, 223 
Tatnall, Jonathan, 178 
Taylor, C, 209 

Index of Name?, 


Taylor, Christopher, 45, 46, 47, -if;, 50, 
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 5G, 63, 200, 
201, 202, 255, 256, 257, 259, 
260, 270, 281, 282, 284, 285, 
289, 290, 292, 294. 235, 296, 
297, 298, 299 

Dorrothy, 74 

Ebenezer, 62 

Frances, 292, 293 

Frank, 247 

Israel, 57, 60, 63 

Jo., 214 

John, 31, 00, 218, 274 
Eaton. 32 

Joseph, 48, 63 

Margaret, 48 

Mary, G3 

Peter, 48, 55 

William, 18, 223 

Tedder, Mary, 294 
Teen, Herman, 172 

Tellnor, , 173 

Temple, Will, 32 
Tennis, William, 183 
Te3t, John, 255, 256 

Thackeray, , 116, 124, 125, 126 

Thom, W m , 30, 35, 40 

(or Tom), William, sketch of, 36 
Thomas, , 246 

Abcdnigo, 1G9 

Abel, 175 

Ann, 78 

Cadwalader, 65 
* Christian, 67 

Daniel, 106 

Evan, 167 
y Gabriel, 197 

Hannah, 247 

Hugh, 167 

James, 57, 247 

Jane, 65 

John, 64, 65, 78, 1G7, 1G8, 183 

Katherinc, 64, 65 

Mercy, 247 

Owen, 174, 175 

Kees, ?75 

Thomas, Richard, 84, 172 

Robert, 170, 173, 176 

Samuel, 176 

Solomon, 9 

William, 77, 78, 175 
G., 138 
Thompson, George. 46, 48, 49, 50 

Heber L., 157 

James, 1 86 

John, 247 
J.. 138 

Julia-n, 247 

Margaret, 63 

Sarah, 186 
Thornton, Ann, 247 

John, 247 
Throckmorton, Joseph, 79 
Throgmorton, Jno , 79 

Joseph, 79 
Tibbiu, John, 168 
Tibby, Elizabeth, 70 

John, 70 

Tichborne, , 123 

Tidmarsh, William, ISO 
Tilghman, Edward, 114 

James, 114 
Till, Alexander, 183 

Jacob, 174 
Tillinghurst, J., 247 
Tillmon, Cutler, 247 
Timberman, Abraham, 175 

Stoffle, 183 

Tinzell, , 2) 

Tirr, Bastian, 176 

Title, Andrus, 33 

Titloe, Abraham, 182 

Tittery, Joshua, 281, 283, 284, 285 

Titus, Silas, 167 

Tunas, 177 
Toars, Daniell, 68 
Tobby, John, 60 
Tompson, James, 166 

John, 166 
Town, Elisabeth, 247 

Franklin, 247 

Thos , 247 


Jv dcx of Nam . 

Townsend John, C'5 
Joseph, 247 

Richard. 270, 274 
S.i nib, 167 
Toy, Andrew, lfid 

MargarCttfe, 2 it 

Samuel; 247 

T r .i n < | i : . i\ 1 1 d r e w . 170 
Travis, Barbara, 247 

Peter, 10 
Traxler, Jeremiah, 170 

Peter, 176 
Trencbard, James, 188 

Mary, 188 
Trencher, Ann; 247 
Trimmul, Robert, child of, 217 
Tromberger, John. 247 
Trott, Richard, 1C7 
Trotter, William, 3 77 
Trout V: ltser, 172 

George, 172 

John, 169 

Phillip, 170 

Trump, , 169 

Trutnpbore, George, 171 
Tucker, Elizabeth, 03 

Joseph, 169, 175 

Richard, 263, 265 
Tugwell, Joseph, 78 
Tulinson, Richard, 179 
Tull, Mary, 247 
Tunis, Anthony, 168 
Turner, , 54, 293 

Anthony, 106 

Edward, C4 

J. V. P., 225, 226 

Jacob, 206 

James V. P., contribution of, 193 

Katharine, 64 

Mary, 82 

Robert, 07, 58, 81, 82, 177, 210, 
211, 2G5, 275, 277, 293, 296 

Thomas, 204 
Tustin, Isaac, 176 
Tutterro, Barnibus, 173 
Tyler, George F., 158 

Tyior. Phillip, 167 
Tyne, Jaaeq, 32 
Tyson, Abraham, 167 

Dirick, 189 
. 166 

John, 167 

Mathias, 180 

Peter, 167, 182 

Richard, 178 

Ryncer,, ICC 

TTBER, Frederick, 247 
LJ Lawrence, 247 

Udny, Elizabeth, IS 

Jp.uies, 18 
Umsted, Iienry, 180 

Herman, 180 

John, 174, 100 

Peter, 1.74 
Unicome, V-" M 47 
Cpdegrave, Hannah, 189 

Joseph, 189 
Upsbear, Thomas T., 157 
Uptegraff, Jacob, !80 
Ushar, Thomas, 52 
Usher, Thomas, 67 

VALLEKTINE, Thomas, 181 
Van Buskirke, John, 176 
Vanbuskirke, Joseph, 176 
Van Cortlandt, , 115 

der Culing, Rendie, CO 
Vandevsluice, Anthony, 181 

John, 183 
Vandevere, Jacob, 33 
Vanfussen, Adam, 183 
Van Fussen, Arnold, 180 
Vanfussen. Cunnard, 183 
Van Fussen, Johannes, 180 

Leonard, 180 
Vanhorne, John, 169 
Van Oberfelt, Jacob, 86 
Vanpelt, Joseph, 167 
Van Rensselaer, , 115 

Rcdenburgh, Elizabeth, 39 
John, 39 

Index of N< 


Vans, John, 58, 59 
Van Sandy, Agnes, 86 

Harman, St; 

AVi iir.ley, 80 
Vansei Lirno, Isaac, 1 i 2 
Vaugban, Joseph, 56 57, 63 

Robert, 05 

Thomas, 65 
Veer, Jacob X., 33 (sec Yr.ndevere) 
Vernon, Admiral, 122 

Randal, 55, 81 

Verplanck, , 3 IB 

Vert, John, 24? 
Vest, John, 82 
Viceory, James, 31 
Viol, Mercy, 190 
Vnet, Mary, 51 
Volckerts, Peter, 32 
Vonderstoot, Ann Margaret (Reich), 

Frederick Wilhelm, 186 

WA_, William, 27 
Waddy, Henry, 253 
Wade, Edmund, 49, 50 

Robert, 49 

Thomas, 49, 50 

William, 49 
Waestan, Givlan, 248 
Wagermill, John Geoige, 181 
Waginsaile, Stoffel, 173 
Waggoner, Dorothea (Foulke), 188 

George, 188 
Waglon, John, 248 
Wagly, Hance Michael, 182 
Waite, William, 67, 68, 214 
Wale, John, 248 
Walker, Jan, 31 

John, 31, 68 

Joseph, 169 
Wall, James, 182 

Joan, 70 

Richard, 178 
Wallace, David, 249 
Walln, Jean, 87 

Richard, 274, 286, 287, 295 

Wallne, Nicholas. 216 

Walloon, , 29 

Thomas, 34 

tcr, Mary, 181 

v\ ; :ii;-.>n, 175 
Wallton, Benjamen, 167 

Caleb, 177 

Daniel, 167 

Isaac, 170 

James, 176 

Jeremiah, 176 

Job, 107 

Joshua, 167 

Malichy, 107 

Thomas, 176 

William, 107 
Walmsley, Elizabeth, 202 

Thomas, 167, 202, 203 
Wain, see Wall. 

Nicholas; . r :7, 201, 202, 210, 211, 
212, 213, 218, 224 

Richard, 283 
Walne, Nicholas* 76, 202 
Walnut, Mary, 248 
Walpole, Horace, 116 
Walpper, David, 188 

Hannah, 188 
Walraven, Hendricks, 31 

Gisbert, 33 
Walsh, Stevenson Hockley, contribu- 
tion of, 14 
Walter, Elizabeth, 248, 206, 267 
Walters, Thomas, 248 
Waltman, Emanuel, 248 
Walton, , 115 

Asher, 249 

Nathaniel, 293, 294 
Ward, Henry, 35 

Hester, 248 

Ralph, 60 

Sarah, 247 
Wardell, Lydia, 248 
Warder, John, 127 
Wardle, W ffi , 248 
Warmer, Christian, 171 

George, 171 


Index of Names. 

rncr, Mr., child of, 247 

, 27.4, 27.:-, 276, 279 

Isaac, 79, 167 

Join), 107 

] boms t, ', ~io 

William, 167 

VV m , child of, 249 
Warrai ce, W» F., ! 
Warren, Jacob, 1 6 ■ 

John, 1GG 

Dr. Samuel, 123 
Washington, ■ , 118 

Gen., 153 

John, 153 
Water, Thomas, 169 
Watermann, Humphrey, CC, 167 

Isaac, 167 
Watkins, Benjamen, 181 

William, 167 
Watson, Jame , " 19 

Nathaniel, 60, 67, 68 

Robert, 248" 

Thomas, 248 

child of, 249 
Watts, , 115 

John, 54 

Silas, 169 

Wattson, , 29 

Way man, Lace, 33 
Wnymouth, Timothy, 68 
Weales, John, 66 
Weaver, Christian, 182 

Elizabeth, 248 

Jacob, 166 

John, 248 

Peter, 182 
Webb, John, 178 

Samuel, 50 
Webber, Thomas, 59 
Webster, Daniel, 130 

John, 166, 170, 207, 208 
Weeks, Benjamin, 218 

Christian, 179 
Weezler, Jacob, 173 
Weibert, Altathea, 185 

Anthony Felix, 135 

" Welcome " shj 

Welker, John George, 174 

Wells, Joseph, 181 

Moses, 170 

Peter, 171 

William, 179 
Welsh, John, 59 
Wemms, John, ICG 
Wence, Peter, 183 
Wenger, Henry, 172 
Wessels, Hermanncs, 32 
West, Charles, 178 

Elizabeth, 2)7 

Pliobs, 243 

Wm, 88 
Wharmsby, Lydia, 10 
Whar.taaby, John, 169 

William, 168 
Wharton, A. H., 143 

Joseph, 180 

Walter, 30 

Captn Walter, sketch of, 3G 
Whatkins, John, 33 
Wheaton, Palmon, 248 

Thomas, 248 
Wheeler, Andrew, 77 

Gilbert, 208 
Whelden (Whelen?), Isaac, CO 
Whelen, Edward S., 149 

Israel, 249 
White, Bishop, 193 

Brittain, child of, 248 

Elizabeth, 249 

Jesse, child of, 249 

John, 51, GO, 82, 213 

Josiah, 177 

Margaret, 247 

Robb, 31 

Thomas, 168 
Whitehead, Ben., 60 
Whitepaine, Zechariah, 56 
Whiteside, John, 248 
Whitfield, Richard, 67, 68, 274, 275, 

276, 277, 296 
Whitman, Nathan, 169 
Whitnier, Laurana, 248 

Index of Names. 

Wbftpam, Kach., en 
Whitfcen, Thon as, 170 
Whitworth, Sydrack, 5)6 
Wbyte, John., 31 
Widen, see GUden. 
Widrrs, James, 52 
Widnor, Adam, 179 
Wils, John, child of, 248 
Wigelstone, Allis, 210 
Wigels worth, Alice, 2)0, 2.11 

Thomas, 210 
Wight, Edward, 103 

Lily Rlurgia, 103 
Wilcocks, Barnaby, 262, 270 
Wilcox, Barnabas, 2 74, 28C, 287 
Wile, Adam, 248 

Conrad, 248 
Wilhelm, John, 170 
Wilkey, Rudolph, 1 •? 
Will i on, Daniel, 179 

Gabriel, 170 
Wilkisson, William, 34 

[ ?] Will, 31 

Will, Osborn, 32 
Willard, Thomas, 87, 88 
Willcox, Wido, 1G8 

Barnabas, 85, 280, 283, 2S4 
William & Mary, King and Queen of 
Eng., 80, 198 

Hugh, 174 

Joseph, 175 
Williamas, Dirck, 31 

Edward, 31 
Williams, Alice, 55 

Catherine, 171 

Charles, 249 

Daniel, 182 

Duukin, 60 

Edward, 167, 248 

G-wen, 55 

Mrs. Harriet M., 156 

hecty, 228 

Henry, 32 

Isaac, 183 

James, 32 

John, 55, 60, 168, 170 

Williams, Joseph, 177 

Joshua, 166 
William:,, Katherine, 55 

Lewis, 171 

Mary, 2.48 

Owen, 136 

Bach el, 24'.) 

Rcce, 180 

Thomas, 45, 176 

William, 171, 176, 177 
Williamsasj James, 31 
Williamson, James, 181 

T. Roney, 158 
Willing, Ana Shippen, 1 1 4 

Charles, 114 

Thomas, 114 
Willis, John, 31 

Wills proved at Phila, 1682-1692, 
contributed by Thomas Allen 
Glenn, 45- B9 

in Bucks Co., P», 1684-1693, 
Registry of, contributed by 
Gilbert Cope, 198 

Daniel, 67, C8 

Samuel, 160 
Willson, Richard, 210 
Wilson, Elizabeth, 248 

Hazel, 152 

John, 248 

Joseph M., 152 

Samuel, 249 
Wiltberger, Ann, 249 

Peter, 249 
Wiltshire, Elizabeth, 249 
Wily, Joseph, 175 
Winecoap, Garret, 176 
Wiuecop, Cornelius, 176 
Wines, Dr., 58 
Wiuk, Casper, 175 
Winn, Rebecca, 9, 10 

Thomas, 167 
Wistar, Daniel, 248 
Witrnan, Stoffle, 172 
Witton, Richard, 169 
Wolf Heads, list of, 30 
Wolff, Jacob, 249 


Index of Name?,. 

Wolff, John, 2 

Wolstenholme, Sir Charles, 124 

Womblesdorf, Daniel, 166 

Wood, Ester, 223 
(_-; orge, 181 
Hester, 67, 2*J3 
John, 77, 171, 209, 223 

Joseph, 69, 77, 215, 223 
Josiab, 103 
Mansfield, 248 
Mary, 223 

Sarah, 223 

Thomas, 176 

William, 282 
Woodly, Jonathan, 174 

William, 174 
Woodward, Mary, 263 
Wooley, Mary, 2G 
Woolf, Thomas, 20? 
Woolfe, Thomas, 221 
Woolirs, Joseph, 177 
Woolley, Elizabeth, 190 
Woolybirge, Hance, 182 
Woodroofe, Joseph, 48 
Wormstead, Michael, 248 
Worrell, Richard, 274 
Worril, Isaac, 179 
Worrill, John, 179 
Worthington, Anne, 208 

Daniel, 177 

Dorothy, 208 

Henry, 208 

John, 167, 208 

Roger, 208 

Samuel, 177 

Thomas, 167 
Wright, Barzillai, 247 

Catharine, 185 

Ellis, child of, 248 

Capt. Hugh, 15 

John, 227 

Joseph, 185 
Wriglesworth. Alice, 202 

Thorn., 202 
Wyat, Thomas, 171 

Wyatt, John, 1S1 
Thomas, 181 
Wyerman, Hance, 182 

William, ISO 
Wyler, Martin, 179 
Wymlelhuffer, Hance, ]£'.: 
Wynne. Elizabeth. 9, 8-1, 203, 266 

Hannah, 84 

Hugh, 127 

Jonathan, 84 

Mary, 84 

Rebecca. 84 

S'dney, 84 

Thomas, 9, 40, 48, 49, 58, 65, S4, 
252, 256, 259, 260, 261, 204, 
265, 2GG, 2C8, 269 

Tibalha, 84 

VARDLEr", Will, 220 
1 Yellow, David, 249 

Yerlck, Hance, 169 
Yerkus, Harm an, 176 
Yobst, John, child of, 249 
Yocom, Jonah, 166 
Yocum, Andrew, 174 

Charles, 174 

Peter, 174 

Swan, 174 
Yong, Dewalt, 182 ■ 
Yonglin, Christian, 182 
York, Duke of, 39 
Yost, Jacob, 174, i83 
Young, Frederick, 249 » 

Jacob, 31, 60 

Joseph, 249 

Maria, 249 

Mary, 249 

Young, Wui, child of, 249 

ZACHRY, Dr., 178 
Zeagler, Michael, 180 

Zibbert, John, ISO 
Zircie, Lewis, 170 
Zuber, John, 180 
Juliana, 186 


Abingdon, 163 
Abington Monthly Meeting, 96,101,161 
Abstracts Phil* Willa complete to 

1800, 43 
Accounts, Phil* Alms House 1767, 9G 
"Adventurer" (ship), 80 
" Ad ventures of an unfortunate young 

Nobleman," 123 
African Episcopal Burial Grd, 231, 232 

Methodist B. Grd, 234, 238, 248 
Agnes Scot Institute, 160 
Aiken, South Carolina, 299 
Albrestford, Hahijishire, 56 
Alfurstone, Sussex Co., 50 
Allegheny Co., 190 
Allison Family, 142 
"All the World," 72, 74, 79, 89 
America, 62, 84, 85, 122 
American Catholic Historical Society 

Record, 147 
"American University Magazine," 160 
Amsterdam, 27, 108 
"Amity" (ship), 56 
Township, 166 
Anglican Register Penn" before 1800, 

Annapolis, 28 
♦'Annesley," Trial of, 123 
Appoquenems, 31, 34 
Appoquinimink, 8 
Assheton, Shippen, Willing and other 

families, by Keith, 142 
Associate Ch. Bur. Grd, 244 
Atlantic, P 

Avon, Co. of Gloster, 45 
Augustine Lutheran Ch., Old Trappe, 


BALA, 64, 65 

Bally Kelly, Ireland, 21 
Bank St., 14 

Bannister family, of Virginia, 130 
Baptist; Burial Grd. 

First, 235, 238, 210. 24' , 243, 345, 

247, 249. 
Second, 230, 233, 234, 235, 237, 
239, 242, 243, 244, 245, 247, 248, 
Barbadoes, 63, 66, 71, 72, 80, 285, 286, 

Battle's History of Bucks Co., 197 
Beaumorris, 11 
Belfast, 16 
Bibury, 167 
Births, Number pub. 1321, 194 

Marriages and Death3, Act of 1860, 
Complete Rec- 
ords July 1, 
1860, to date, 
Register of. 2 75, 
Black Rock, 11 

Blanks to Members for pedigrees, 155 
Blockly, 167 
Boards of Health, throughout the 

state, 195 
Bohemia Manor, 39 
Brandy wine, 79, 117 

Baptist Ch., 101, 159 
Braxton family of Virginia, 160 
Brazil, 38 
Bristoll, 167 

Broad Creek, Sussex Co., 62 
Brouvadog, Flynt Co., 65 



- •■ of Places and Subjects. 

Bucks County, 8, 9, 45, 46, 4.1, 61, 76, 
88, 203, 205, 207, 2)0, 212, 213, 
214, 216, 217, 218, 218, 220; 221, 
224, 286, 287, 288 
Co , Battle's History of, 197 
Comity Quarterly Meeting, 287 
Co. Register, ill, 199, 200 
record — assignee! to " Clarke " 
Pemberton, 1686, 58 
Burial Exports, weekly, 194 
Burlington, 57, 68, 75, 287 
Monthly Meeting, 251 
Yearly Meeting, 286 
West Jersey. 299 
Byberry, 83 

CAPE Cleare, 11 
Capes, The, 11, 12 
Carcushooke or Conshohocken, G9 

Carolina, 68 
Castle CoSttgan, 125 
Cedar Creek, County Susses, 84 
Cecil Co., Md., 39 

Centra] High School Catalogue, 157 
Certificates, Friends, 279, 280, 281, 282, 
284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 
292, 293, 294, 295, 297, 298 
of immigrants, 277 
Charleston, South Carolina, 188 
Cheadle, Eng., 208 
Cheltenham, 1G8 
Chesapeake Bay, 7 
Cheshire, 10 

Chester, 39, 81, 121, 185 
alias Upland, 48, 56 
Co., 55, 70, 74, 121, 186,191,192 

Meeting Records, 112 
Monthly Meeting, 75, 251 
records assigned to "Clarke" 
Siincock, 168C, 58 
Chichester, Chester Co., 66 

alias Markushook, 51 
Choptank, Md., 7, 8 
Christ Ch. Burial Grd.. 229, 231, 233, 
234, 235, 236, 238, 241, 242, 
243, 244, 245, 247 
Church Parish, 196 

Christ Church and St. Peter's, 3 3 
Christiana Creek, 38, 73 
Church Burial Grounds, 195 

of Eng., 123 

Records, 109 
Clanbrazili. County Armagh; Irelona, 

( loldspring, 216 
Colebrook Dale, 168 
Colonial Dames Society, 117 

Days, 299 

Records, 292 

Society, Mars., 147 

Wars Society, 117 
Colony on Delaware, 40 
Colombia or Wrights Ferry, 122 
Conostogoe, Lancaster Co., 189 
Costigau, Castle, 125 
Court, at Newcastle, 29, 30, 40 
Craighead Family, 96 
Creesam, 168 

Crookhorn, Bucks Co., 223 
Cross Creek Grave Yd., 1C0 
Cumberland Co., 1S5 
Cumru, Berks Co., 186 
Curacoa, Js. of, 39 
Cyfanedd, Merioneytb, 65 

DAUPHIN Co., 190 
Deaths, first registry 1832, 194 
Declaration of Independence, 8 
Delaware, 36 

Colony on, 40 

River, 8, 36, 37, 39, 1 16, 117, 284 
Devonshire-house Meeting, 292 
Drawyer's Creek, 40 
Drinker Family in America, 147 
Dublin, Up? & Low?, 169 
Dutch Church, Walpeck Township, 
Susses Co., N. J., 156 
Reformed Ch., Smithfield, Mon- 
roe Co., Pa, 156 
Rule, 37 

Ej'ARLY MSS. Supremo Court, 
^ Penna, 95 
East India, 1 1 

Index of Places and Subjects. 


Ecuador, 153 

Edgmond, Shropshire, 52 

Eldridge Family, 142 

Eling, Southampton Co., 51 

Ellis, Thorn s Reg. Gen. Commission 

to Phiaeas Pemberton, 214 
England, 40, 45, 52, 56, 60, 68, TO, 72, 
7S, 81,83, 84, 85,103, 122,193, 
257, 279, 292, 295, 299 

Oh. of, 123 

voyage to, 2G8 
English Rule, 37 

Settlers before Penn, 40 
Esmond of the Virginians, 125 
Essex Institute Collections, Vol. 31,157 
Europe, 62 

FALLS of Del., Bucks Co., 218 
FarmertoAvn, 59 
First Alderman. Phil", 70 

Baptist Bur. Grd, 231 , : :8, 240, 

241, 243,. 245, 247. 249 
Meeting of the Gen. Society, 141 
Pres. Oh., Phil», 94, 101, 156 

Burial Grd, 14, 229, 
231, 233, 234, 236, 
237, 238, 239, 240, 
241, 242, 243, 244, 
Five per cent, profits imports 1682, 45 
Florence McCarthy, 123 
Forester. 118 
Founding of Phil", 46 
Fourth and Pine Sts., 14 

Pres. Burial Ground, 229, 230, 
231, 233, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 
240, 241, 242, 244, 245, 247, 249 
Forty-mile stone, 122 
Frampton, William, house of, 282 
Franconia, 170 
Frankford, 58, 190 
Franklin Co., 189 
Frederick, 170 

Free Quaker Burial Ground, 225, 229, 
230, 232, 233, 237, 238, 239, 240, 
241, 242, 243, 246, 248 

French ijid Swi?s Protestants, 101 
Friends Burial Ground, 229, 23 

233, 234, 235, 237, 2: 8, 239, 
2 J 0. 241, 2 1?, 243, 244, 245, 
246, 247, 248, 249. 200, 264, 
271, 280, 28 !, - i 
first Mooting, Salem, N. J., 251 
Meeting, Chester Co.. 1808, 110 
of Wales beyond Schuylkill, 204 t 
Frongoch, 65 
Front of Delaware, 61 
Fron\7een, 65 

GARTON, Surrey, 48, 49 
Gazxani and De Beelen Families, 
96, 157 
Genealogical Pamphlets, 142 

Society, of Pa, object of, 138; First 

meeting of, 111; book shelves 

of, 155 ; Ore of (he Founders 

of, 299 

Genealogies, five out of 2000, in 1825, 

" Gentlemen's Magazine," 123 
German Ch., .Alexandria, Hunterdon 
Co., N. J., 96 
Lutheran Burial Gr., 229, 230, 

231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 
237, 238, 239, 240, 243, 244. 
245, 246, 247, 248, 249 

Pres. Ch. Burial Ground, 229, 231, 

232, 233, 234, 235, 237, 238, 
239, 241, 243, 244, 246, 248 

Reformed Ch., Alexandria, N. J., 
Germantown, 117, 171, 185, 279 
Germany, 108 
Gibraltar, 28 
Goosy, Berkshire, 88 
Government, by the, 280 
Governor of Penn", staff of, 299 
Governor's Council, 118 
Governour & Meeting ITonse, 265, 267, 
269, 270, 273 

books bought of, 280 


Index of Places and Subj 

Governour, letter from, 279 
Goternour's Commission, 2C0 
Great Tin i cum Is., 38 

Valley Baptist Oh., 95, 156 
Grcenoi gh, Bl i ez tr, M ra., "if 7 
Green Spring, Sussex Co., 62 
" Groeningen," Estate of, 36 
Guber, Prussia, 151 
" Guy ManDering," 12?. 
Gwernevel Merioneyth, 65 
Gwinideth, If) 

HAMBLETON, Barmudos, 87 
Hank ton, Sussex Co., 49 
Hanover, 172 

German Reformed Ch. Records, 95 
Haveiford. 79, 80, 89 
Havodgynfauer, Denbigh Co., 65 
Hepburn Family, 161 
Heralds College, 3 18 
High Street, 61 

Hildeburn'a iisl of obituaries, 1728, 
Residence of Mr., 137 
Historical Society, Pa., 9, 85; Pres. 
of, 116 
Subjects, Tracts on, 160 
Hogg Island, 151 
Holland, 108 

Society, N. Y., 147 
Hollyhead, 11 
Holy Trinity Burial Ground, 229, 231, 

233, 234, 243, 244, 249 
Horner, Braxton, and Bannister, fam- 
ilies of Virginia, 160 
Horsham, 172 

Hough, Richard, biography of, 157 
Hubbard History, 1000 yrs, 101 
Hugh Wynne. 127 
Hurst, Sussex, 46 
Hutchinson Family, 161 

A Younghail, Me. 

Independence Hall, 117 
Texas. 120 

p), 59; of 

'• Iowa Masonic Library Bulletin," 160 
Ireland, 54, 58, 103, 257 
Is. of St. Eustatius, 27 

J Jamestown, 151 
Jennens of Gopsal, Pedigree of, 142 
Jennings, Samuel, 221 
Jersey, East, 54, 79 

West, 49. 57 
Journals of Congress, 118 

KENSINGTON Burial Groud, 229, 
230. 231. 232, 233, 234, 235, 237, 

238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, 

246, 247, 248, 249 
Kent Co., 62 
Ketch " Deptford," 40 
Kiltalgarth, Merioneyth, 65 
King-Sess, 1 74 
Kingssale, 1 1 
Kipha, Phil 8 Co., 73 
Kirk and Craighead Families, 96 

LA FAYETTE at Brandywine, 157 
Lancashire, 10 
Lancaster, 114, 187 
Court, 114 
Co., 122, 185-187 
Court, 95 

Original Marriage Bonds, 1747, 
Court Documents, original 
writs, Early Inhabitants, 95, 
Wills, 101, 156 
Road, 122 
Landewi, Pembrocke Co., Wales, 80 
Lawyers and Physicians, 197 
Learning & Spicer's Grants, 1758, 96 
Lemsone, Ireland, 81 
Lewis, Count}- Sussex, 84 
Creek, Sussex Co., 61 
family pedigree, 160 
Lincoln & Boone Families, 96 
Lisbourne, 13 
Liverpoole, 9, 10 

Tndex of 1 1 id Subjects. 


Llaethgwm, Mcrioneyth, 64 

Lloyd, Pemberton and Hutchinson 

Families, 161 
London, 11, 46, 50. 71, 85 
Notes & Queries, 121 
Long Parliament, 1 IT 
Longford, Middles:? Co., 204 
LorJs ot Plantations and Trade, Papers 

of, 108 
Loudon Co., Virginia, 188 
Lovm- Mcrion Bapt'.it Ch. Records, 9° 


AENCOCH, Haverford Township, 

Magazine New Eng. History, 157 
Markers Creek, Chester Co., 56 
Market. Square Pres. Ch., 139 
Marriage Bonds, 1747, 95 

Licenses before 1 790 by State of 
Penn» 109 
Prov. Secy. Record, 194 
&, Death Notices from Phi! a News- 
papers, 159 
"Martin Chuzzlewit," 126 
Martindale & Buckman MSS., 161 
Maryland, 28, 68, 115,120 
Masons at Tun Tavern, Roster, 157 
Matlack Papers, West Jersey Families, 

Mat.tinicock Is., 36 
Maxatauny, 175 
Meeting Records, 109 
Merion, Phil" Co., 55, 50, 77, 80, 89 
Merioneth, 285 
Merionethshire, Wales, 55 
Michaelmas, 1684, 50 
Middletown Ch. Yard Del. Co. Tomb- 
stones, 160 
Middletown, Dauphin Co., 188 
Mirian, Upr and Lowr, 174-5 
Mitchell, Hon. Jas. T., Address on 

District Court, 157 
Molatton, 116 
Montgomery, 176 
Co., 189 
Franklin Co., 188 

Moore Hall, 70 
Moorland Manor. 170 
Moravian Burial Ground, 250 

Chs. i-i Pbil», Nazareth. Lebanon, 
New York, Tombstone ins., 96 
Morton, ancestry of Levi P., 96 
Moyemcnsing, 66 

Muhlenberg, Henry Melchior, De- 
scendants of, 142 
Myamensen, 7 7 

^TAlLSWORTH ) Eng. Quarterly 
1 Meeting at, 286 
Nashaminy, Bucks Co., 87 
Neshaminah, 201, 202, 203, 210, 211, 

Neshampanesse Creek, 46 
New Am s lei, 36 

Amsterdam, 36, 38 
Newbury, York Co., 1S7 
New Castle, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 85, 
279, 280 
County, 8, 29, 79 
Co., excepted from Reg. 
Gen. Com., 214 
Dutch Township, 61 
England Historical Genea'ogical 

Magazine, 153 
Jersey on Eastern Shore, 33 

West, 49, 02, 75 ; South, 37 
Newton Creek, West Jersey, 84 
Newtown, 77 
New York, 21, 35, 38, 115-1 19 

Wills, Calendar of, 156 
Nineteenth Century Mag., 157 
Norriton, 178 
Northampton, Bucks Co., 186 

Co., 186, 187, 189 
Northern Liberties, 177, 190, 191 
Northumberland Co., 186 

OLD Dutch Ch., Walpeck Township, 
Sussex Co., New J., 150 
Trappe Ch. Records, 101 
Oley, 178 
Original Marriage Bonds, 1717, 95 


Index of Places and Su yects. 

Orphans' Court, 109 
Oxford, HO 

Meeting, 283, 295 

P. E. Church, 139, 149 

J o .. us hip, 86, 283 

PAPERS of Lords of Plantations 
I and Trade, 108 
Parkiomen & Skippake, 180 
Parsinnk & Maymencin, 1V9 
Pascataway, 53 
Passyunk, 283 
Paxton, Dauphin Co., 186 
Pemberion Family, 161 
Pencoyd, 77 

Penniaeu, Township of, Merioneyth, 04 
Pennepecca Creek, 53 
Pennsylvania, 9, -13, 52, 53, 54, 60, 63, 
64, 05, 66, 78, 83, 108. 114, 115, 184, 
Penu a Archives, 95 

Magazine, 9, 29, 38, 121, 127 
Penny-pack Baptist Ch., 139, 146 
Penny packer, Saml W., Descent of, 160 
Pernigle, Livonia, Russia, 151 
Perth, Scotland, 15 
Peru, South America, 152 
Petersburg, Virginia, 151 
Phil", 54, 56, 57, 58, 60, 63, 65, 67, 68, 
74, 75, 70,78,81,82,83,84,88, 
120, 122, 185, 186, 1S7, 188, 
189, 190, 191, 192, 282, 286, 
299; founding of, 46 ; Register 
of Wills Office, 43, 45 ; First 
alderman, 70; Metn. of Bar, 
299 ; City Cavalry, 299 
meeting house on front st., 288 
Monthly Meeting, 251, 252, 255, 

256, 258, 261, 264, 2G9 
Newspapers to 1850, 109 
Wills, 101, 139, 146 

abstracts complete tolROO, 43 
Yearly meeting, 286, 287 
County of, 53, 59, 61-63, 66, 69, 
TO, 71, 72, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83, 
86, 89, 279, 281 

Philip, 125 

Piddlestown, Dorset Co., 88 

Pittsburgh, 195 

Piatt, John, Ancestry, r-Y 

Plimouth, ISO 

Ply] lonth, County D':von, 38 

Township. 69 
Poor Fund, 272, 273 
Poquessin, 256, 274 
Posterity of John Rowland of Rhosy- 

bayvil, 147 
Powell, Pedigree, 101 
Prcs. of Historical Society, 116 
Presbyterian Burial Grd. 

First, 229, 231, 23."., 234, 236, 237, 
238, 239, 2^0, 241, 242, 243, 244, 
Fourth, 229, 230, 231, 233, 235, 236, 
237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 
245, 247, 249 
German, 229, 231, 232, 233, 234, 
235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 241, 213, 
244, 246, 248 
Scots, 229, 230, 231, 233, 236, 241, 

24 5 
Second, 230, 234, 235, 236, 237, 
242, 245, 246, 247, 248 
Printzdorf, 38 
Proctors of the Doctors' Commons, 

Providence, 180 
Province of East Jersey, 54 

of Maryland, 28 
Provincial Councillor, 70 

Councillors of Penn», by Keith, 
Public Burial Ground, 195, 220-249 

Publications of Deaths and Marriages 

before 1815, 109 
Putnam's Monthly, 157 

UARANTINE Regulations, 194 
Quarterly Meeting, Phil", 274, 
279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 286, 
288, 290, 291, 293, 294, 295 

Index of Places end Subjects. 



Av Reading, Berks Co., 189, 191 
Register Gen. oi the Province, C9, 71, 
198, 199 
this Province, New 
Castle only ex- 
cepted, 1G86, 58 
of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 

of Wills, Office, Phil», 43, 45 
Registry (Will Book, A), 58 
Revolution, 118 
"Revolutionary War," by Hinman, 

Rhucabon, Denbigh Co., 65 
Ridley Creek, 48 
"Roderick Random," 123 
Ronaldson's Ground, 196 
Rotterdam, 8G 
Rowland, I I of Rh sybaj vil, Pos- 

terity of, 147 
Roxburro, 181 ' 
Royal Army, 28 
"Rugglfis Lineage," 1G0 

SALEM, 67 
N. J., 82, 83 

Friends first meeting, 251 
Salem (N. Y.) book, 156 
Schookill, 80 

Schuylkill, 116, 25C, 262, 2C3, 272 
Scotland, 108, 299 
Scots Pres. Ch., 159 

Burial Grd., 229, 230, 231, 
233, 236, 241, 245 
Second Baptist Burial Grd., 230, 233, 
234, 235, 237, 239, 242, 243, 
244, 245, 247, 248, 219 
Pres. Burial Grd., 230, 234. 235, 
236, 237, 242, 245, 246,247,248 
Pres. Ch., 159 
St., Phil*, 80 
Seventh Day Baptist Oh., Providence, 
Tombstone Inscrip- 
tions, PG ■ 

Shakemaxon, PbiP Co., 77 
Shai lestown, New Ent , : 09 
Shiplej Su Co., 48 
SI ip] en, ' ■ mily. ] <•• 
Shirlej Hundred, 101 
Shrewsbury, N. J. : 286 
"Skuillkill" Island, 73 
Sknylkill, 280, 2S3, 285. 287, 291 

monthly meeting. 28G, 295 
Soci ty of Cincinnati, P\, 120 
Sons k Daurs, Revolution, 117 
South Carolina, 115, 187 
Southampton, 224 

Baptist Ch., Bucks Co., 94 
South Hampton, Bucks Co., 76 

River, 35, 37, 38 
Spikestown, Barbadoes, 71 
Springfield, 183 

St. Anne's Parish, Annapolis, 28 
• ■ LUgusiiue Burial Grd., 231, 

St. Croix, 1G 

St. David's Ch. Yard, Radnor, Toro'o- in, 160 ' 
Episcopal Ch., Radnor, 94 
St. Eustatius, Is. of, 27 
St. Gabrial's (Morlatton) P. E. Ch., 

Douglassville, Berks Co., 156 
St. George's Bur. Grd., 240 

Methodist Episcopal Ch., J 39 

Burial Ground, 229, 232 
233, 234, 237 
St. Jam\s Episcopal Ch. of Lancaster, 

St. Mary's New Ground, 229, 231, 232, 
233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 
2-10, 241, 242, 243, 245, 246,' 
Old Ground, 230, 235, 240, 246, 
24 8 
St. Michael's Ch. Records, German- 
town, 10] 
Evangelical Lutheran Oh., Ger. 

mantown, l.°9, 140 
Parish, Talbot Co., Sid., 95 
and Zion Ch., Phil 6 , 156, 159 


Index uf Places and Subjects. 

St. Paul's Bnrial Gr., 229, 231, 233, 
234, 235, 2'!^. 241, 243, 2 15, 
241 , 248 
Episcopal Oh., Tombstone Ins., 96 
Lutheran Ch., Ardmore, Tomb- 
stone Ins., 90 
T. E. Ch., Phi!*, 156 
St. Peter's Burial Grd., 230, 231, 232, 
233, 235, 23G, 237, 238, 242, 
243, 2-14, 245, 247, 248, 249 
St. Peter's Ch., Great Valley Records, 
Church Parish, 196 
St. Thomas' African Episcopal Bur. 
Grd., 237, 238, 244, 248 
Burial Grd., 230, 232, 243 
P. E. Ch., Whitemarsh, 139, 146 
Staffordshire, Eng., 151 
Stateii Is., 39 
Stati s Gen. of HJ :. i ,8 
Stoinmetz Genealogical Tree, 147 
Stevenson, Thomas, Descendants of,142 
Stony Poii:-, i 3 7 
Strafford Sta. Grave Yd. Tombstone 

Inscriptions, 96 
Stugart, Germany, 22 
"Submission," ship, 7, 9 
Subscription, for building meeting 

house, 283 
Suffolk Co., Mass., index to Records, 157 
Sulford, 182 

Supreme Court, Penn 1 , Early MSS, 95 
of Penn", Notes & Rec- 
ords, 159 
Surry, 153 
Sussex record assigned to "Clarke" 

Claypoole, 1686, 58 
Swanson Genealogy, 142 
Swnnwyck, 36 
Swartnuter Is., 38 
Sweden, 37, 108 

Swedes Church Burial Ground, 250 
Swedesboro Episi opal Ch., 159 
Swedish Chs. at Swedesboro & Penu" 
Neck, N. J., 140. 147 
Rule, 37 

'PACKONY, 256,274 
* meeting, 2V9, 283, 286 

or Oxford Meetin/ 2 i 
T Lconia, Phil" Co., 67 
i'ax Roil j u7 ; , New Cas Lie, 29 
"Ten Thousand a Year," 123 
Testimonies, friends, 282 
The Capes, 11, 12 
"The Family Tree," by Thackeray, 

[•The Great Christefal," ship, 38 
The Newcomers, 125 
The Press, Phil*, 120 
"The Wandcii'ig Ueir" 122 
Third Presbyterian Ch., Pine Street, 
Pres. Burial Grd., 232, 236, 239, 

2-jO, 24 1, 244, 245 
Reformed Dutch Ch., Phil'., 139, 
) IG 
Thompson Family, 157 
Tichborne Case, 123 
Tinicum Island, 38 
Tiunikonk, 38 

Tobacco at eight Stivers, 30 
Tombstones Ch. Epiphany, 96 

Moravian Churches in Phil*, 
Nazareth, Lebanon, New York, 
St. Paul's Episcopal Cb., Third 
St., Phil 1 , 96 
Lutheran Ch., Ardmore, 
Seventh Day Baptist, Newtown 

Square, 96 
Stafford Station, P. R. R., 96 
Towamenciu, 182 
Trenton, 117 

unrecorded Wills, 95 
"Trial of Aunesley," 123 
Trinity P. E. Church, Oxford, 146 
"Tryall" (ship), 81 
Twenty-sixth Annual Report City 

Trusts, 157 
Two Dutch Churches in Minesinck, 
N. J., 101 

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UNION Oh. Bur. Grd., 240 
Methodist Bnri J Grd., 234 
University of Penn*, 299 
Unrecorded Wills, Trenton, 95 
Uph nd, Chester Co., 7G 
Court, 8, 39 

VANITY Fair, 125 
Vermont, 225 

Vine Street, 68 
Virginia, 80, 115, 119 

WALES. 10, 62,108 
Wallenpapeck Set Uement.North- 
ampton Co., 191 
Walter Fonst's Mill, C5 
Warder, John, 127 
Warrens of Williamsburg, Mass., 96 
Washington, I L8 

Co., ISO. 189, 192 
Waterford, 11 
"Watson's Annals," 127 
"Welcome" Ship, 8, 46, 43, 49, 85, 116 
Welsh Tract, 77 

West India Company, 33 

Wexford, Ireland, county of, 122 

Wheat at five Guilders, 30 

Whitaki r Genealog y, 157 

White, Bishop, corresp mdence of, 133 

V bit man li,l'n 

Whitpaine, 18 i 

Y'.<: & John Advent (Ship). 87 

Willing FamiJj , 142 

Wills k Admii 3, Indices of, 

Office, Phil*, Register of, 43, 45 
of West Jersey, 145 
in Eng., Probate of, 142 

Willspring, Pbil & Co., 02 

Wilne Creek, 47 

Worcester, 183 

Writes Town, 216 

•yEAKDLEY, Sir George, Gov. of 
J Virginia ; ' '■ 
York Co., 3 90, 192 
Wills, 156 
Yorkshire, 1 S3 

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