The First Fishers of Pennsylvania and Adjacent Colonies
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Jackie L. Fisher
This study includes sketches of Fisher families who are known to have
come to Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey, and Maryland in the
17th and early 18th centuries. Notes concerning other early Fisher families
who could have been relatives of the Fisher immigrants are also included.
These studies were made during my search for the origins of Thomas Fisher,
who married Elizabeth Huntley in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1713.
See also related titles by Jackie L. Fisher:
Descendants and Ancestors of Cephas Fisher Jr. (1812-1895), LDS Film
2055284 Item 16 (1995)
The Francis Standfield Family of Colonial Pennsylvania, LDS Film 2055284
Item 13 (1995)
The Samuel Stanfield Family of Colonial Pennsylvania, LDS Film 2055331
Item 1 (1995)
The William Huntley Family of Colonial Pennsylvania, LDS Film 2055284
Item 14 (1995)
A Fisher Family Album (A History in Pictures) LDS Film 2055284 Item
Searching for the Ancestors of Thomas Fisher of Chester County, Pennsylvania
The First Fisher Families of Chesapeake Bay (In Work)
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Immigrants to the Philadelphia Region by 1701. (Location
Irish Points of Immigration
to Pennsylvania. (Location Map)
Rosenallis Scenes, County Queens
(Laoise) in Ireland.
Mountmellick Scenes, County
Queens (Laoise) in Ireland.
Photo and Documents, Quaker
Family History Library, Dublin, Ireland.
Dublin County Map
Immigrants to Pennsylvania and Nearby Regions (Location
Old Map of Cheshire Showing Elton,
Birthplace of Joseph Fisher of Philadelphia
Scenes in Kennett,
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Chapter, Page in Printed Book
I. Introduction 4
II. Known Fisher Immigrants 5
Adam Fisher of Kent County, Delaware 9
The Denis Fisher Family of Hampshire & West Jersey 13
John Fisher of Kingsess in Philadelphia County 16
John and Margaret Fisher of Lancashire, Philadelphia and Delaware 19
John Fisher of Springfield in Philadelphia County 25
John Fisher of Bucks County, From Pardshaw in England 27
John Fisher of Horsington in Somerset 38
Joseph and George Fisher of Ireland & Philadelphia 39
Thomas Fisher and the Baker Family of Lancashire & Bucks County
William Fisher of Philadelphia, Immigrant from Ross in Hertfordshire
William Fisher of Sussex County, Delaware 61
The William Fisher Family of West Jersey 63
The First Fishers of Maryland 64
III. The Fishers of Ireland 65
IV. The Fishers of Lancashire and Cumberland 68
V. The Fishers of Somerset and Glocestershire 79
VI. The Fishers of Barbados 86
VII. Miscellaneous Fisher Notes 88
In “Searching for the Ancestors of Thomas Fisher
of Chester County, Pennsylvania,” I described the life of Thomas
Fisher in Chester County and showed the location of his property in
Kennett and Calne Townships. I discussed the land holdings and ancestry
of his neighbors, and explained why I have concluded that Thomas Fisher
came to Pennsylvania from Dublin County, Ireland. I included the most
relevant notes collected in a seven-year search for Thomas Fisher.
In this volume, I have organized and presented notes concerning
all the immigrant Fisher families that I studied while searching for
Thomas Fisher. I have also included notes concerning Fisher families
in England, Ireland and other places who could have been relatives of
the immigrants. I hope other Fisher researchers will find this collection
II. Known Fisher Immigrants
Fisher immigrants began to arrive in Lord Baltimore’s
colony of Maryland as early as 1650, and in William Penn’s new
colony of Pennsylvania/Delaware as early as 1682. They came as early
as 1683 to West Jersey, which was for a time under the control of William
Penn. All the known Fisher immigrants of these proprietary colonies
were studied. Collected notes from the studies are included in this
William Dollarhide, in “British Origins of American
Colonists, 1629-1775,” cites statistics showing that most (but
not all) of the early immigrants to Pennsylvania and Delaware had roots
in the North Midland regions of England, including Cheshire, Lancashire,
Yorkshire, Derbysire, and Nottinghamshire.
The known first Fisher immigrants to Pennsylvania/Delaware
John & Margaret Fisher came by 1683 to Philadelphia,
then settled in Sussex County (now Delaware).
William Fisher came to Philadelphia from Ross, Herefordshire in 1683.
John Fisher of Kingsess in Phil. Co. near Schulkill River mouth, city
lot in Philadelphia by 1683.
Joseph Fisher came from Stillorgan Parish, Ire. in 1683; born in Elton,
Cheshire near the Mersey River.
Thomas Fisher came to Bucks County from Lancashire near Liverpool, in
1684. George Fisher came from Ireland in 1685, was probably a relative
of Joseph Fisher.
William Fisher was in Sussex Co. as early as 1693, possible relative
of John and Margaret, not proved.
Adam Fisher was in Kent County, Pa. (now Delaware) as early as 1693.
John Fisher died in Chichester, Chester Co. Pa. in 1701.
John Fisher died in Springfield Township, Philadelphia County in 1726.
William Fisher was agent for Elizabeth Andross (Andrews) for land in
Thornbury, Chester Co., 1696.
Thomas Fisher and Thomas Robinson received a land warrant in 1701, for
land in Kennett, Chester Co.
Thomas Fisher marr.Elizabeth Huntley, Concord MM 1713, settled on the
1701 Fisher tract in Kennett.
The known first Fisher immigrants to West Jersey were:
Denis Fisher came from Portsmouth, Hampshire and settled in Salem Co.,
W. Jersey by 1683.
William Fisher, Episcopal, lived in Burlington, West Jersey near the
Delaware River as early as 1692.
John Fisher, named as a cousin in the 1718 will of William of Burlington.
William Dollarhide cites statistics showing that most
(but not all) of the early immigrants to Maryland and Virginia before
1650 came from around London, but after 1650 they came mostly from around
Bristol. The known first Fisher immigrants to Maryland were:
Thomas Fisher came ca. 1650 to Baltimore County, settled
in Dorchester County.
Dr. William Fisher came ca. 1662, land in Cecil County, moved to Virginia.
Edward and William Fisher, brothers, came to St. Marys County ca. 1678,
lived in Dorchester Co.
Thomas Fisher settled in Talbot County ca. 1680 and left many descendants.
William Fisher, Anglican, lived in Cecil County in 1706.
Fisher Immigrants to the Philadelphia Region by 1701 - See Illustrations
1. Buckingham Township – John Fisher from Cumberland,
1700; died here in 1765.
2. Falls Township – John Fisher arrived from Pardshaw, Cumberland,
3. Burlington – William Fisher & cousin John Fisher, by 1696.
4. Philadelphia & County – Joseph Fisher from Stillorgan Parish,
Dublin County, Ireland, 1683.
5. Philadelphia – William Fisher from Ross in Herefordshire, 1684.
6. Philadelphia – John and Katharine Fisher lived in Springfield
Township, Philadelphia County. He died in 1726.
7. Kingsessing, Mouth of Schulkill River – John & Sarah Fisher,
8. Marple Township – Francis & Grace Standfield from Cheshire,
9. Chester – George Fisher, town lot in 1688.
10. Chichester – John Fisher died here 1701, wife Barbara.
11. Concord Township – Thomas Fisher & Elizabeth Huntley married
at Concord Monthly Meeting, 1713.
12. Thornbury Township – William Fisher was agent for Elizabeth
Andross land purchase here, 1696.
13. Birmingham Township – William Huntley here by 1691.
14. Kennett Township – Thomas Fisher & Thomas Robinson land,
15. East Caln Township, Thomas Fisher died here, 1747 (In part now West
16. Salem & Allowayes, “Monmouth River” – Dennis
& Susannah Fisher came from Portsmouth, Hampshire & Chichester,
Sussex, here by 1683.
17. Kent County – Adam Fisher here by 1693.
18. Cedar Creek, Sussex County – William Fisher, wife Rebecca,
here by 1693.
19. Lewes, Sussex County – John & Margaret Fisher from Marsden
& Clitheroe, Lancashire 1682/3 to Philadelphia & Delaware.
Irish Points of Immigration to Pennsylvania - See Illustrations
1. Ballynachree, Ballymoney, Antrim – Joseph Wilkinson,
Quaker son-in-law of Thomas Fisher of Chester County Pa. came from here,
2. Lurgan – Alice Stanfield, Quaker daughter-in-law of Thomas
Fisher of Chester County, Pa. came from here, 1728.
3. Belleniskcrannell, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh -- Henry Hollingsworth
was born here, 1658. He immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1683 on the same
ship as Joseph Fisher. He surveyed the tract of Thomas Fisher and Thomas
Robinson in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1701.
4. Donnahlong, County Down – George Harlan, Quaker, formerly of
Monkwearmouth in Durham County in England, lived here before immigrating
to Pennsylvania in 1682. His sons became close neighbors of Thomas Fisher
of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
5. County Louth – Mary Fisher, Quaker, sister of Joseph Fisher
of Stillorgan in Dublin County, married here in 1659, to William Archer.
6. Stillorgan Parish, Dublin County – Joseph Fisher, Quaker, son
of William and Margaret Fisher of Elton, Thornton le Moors Parish, Cheshire,
married (1) Isobel Newmarch, & (2) Elizabeth --, lived here before
immigrating to Philadelphia in 1683.
7. County Queens (Leix), Rosenallis -- Martha Fisher, Quaker, sister
of Joseph Fisher of Stillorgan in Dublin County, married here in 1665,
to Robert Turner.
8. Durrow, County Kilkenny -- Thomas Paine, who witnessed the will of
Thomas Fisher of Chester County in 1747, immigrated from here.
9. County Queens (Leix) –William Pim, who witnessed the will of
Thomas Fisher of Chester County in 1747, immigrated from here.
10. Garankeanesfeake, Cork Bay – George Fisher immigrated to Pennsylvania
in 1685 with the Jaspar Farmer Family from here.
Early Fisher Immigrants to Pennsylvania and Nearby Regions
- See Illustrations
1. Cumberland, Pardshaw – John Fisher, Quaker, emigrated
from here to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1700.
2. Cumberland, Kentmere – John Fisher, Quaker immigrant to Pennsylvania
from Marsden and Clitheroe, may have been born here, the son of Nicholas
3. Westmoreland – John Fisher, Quaker immigrant to Pennsylvania
from Marsden and Clitheroe, may have been related to the Westmoreland
4. Lancashire, Clitheroe – John and Margaret Fisher, Quakers,
emigrated from near here in 1682/3 to Philadelphia, then settled in
Sussex County, Delaware.
5. Lancashire, Marsden -- John and Margaret Fisher, Quakers, were members
of Marsden Monthly Meeting when they emigrated from near here in 1682/3
6. Lancashire, Hundred of West Derby near Liverpool – Thomas Fisher
emigrated from here in 1684 with the Quaker family of Henry Baker. The
Bakers settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
7. Cheshire, Elton, Thornton le Moors Parish – Joseph Fisher,
Quaker, was born here in 1635, son of William and Margaret Fisher. Went
to Ireland by 1659 and emigrated from there to Philadelphia in 1683.
8. Herefordshire, Ross-on-Wye – William Fisher, Quaker, emigrated
from here in 1684, to Philadelphia.
9. Somersetshire, Horsington Parish – John Fisher from here was
indentured in Bristol in 1684 for passage to Pennsylvania.
10. Hampshire, Portsmouth and Sussex, Chichester – Dennis and
Susannah Fisher emigrated from here by 1683 to Salem County, West New
11. East Yorkshire, Barmstone – John Fisher from here has been
associated with John Fisher of Bucks County, Pennsylvania who immigrated
in 1700. Evidence shows that this may not be right.
Adam Fisher of Kent County, Delaware
Adam Fisher first appears in the records of Kent County
in 1693, when he was named in the tax census for Murder Kill Hundred.
He married twice, left numerous descendants, and never left Kent County.
He seems to have been a “house-carpenter” by trade, but
probably farmed his land also. His origins are unknown, but a possible
relative is one Adam Fisher who married Dorothy Cutberd at Rotherham,
Yorkshire on May 21, 1666. Any relationship to the other Fisher families
of the “Lower Counties” of provincial Pennsylvania is unknown.
The Adam Fisher family knew and interacted with the other Fishers of
the region, as attested by various court records, but there is no conclusive
record of kinship.
Adam Fisher appears in many court records of Kent County,
and it is clear that he was a responsible and reliable citizen. He was
called to jury duty on 25 different occasions between 1696 and 1706.
Two of these juries, in 1702, were grand juries. Adam Fisher witnessed
several wills (Patrick Word, 1697; Henry Bedwell, 1698; Joseph Smith,
1719). In 1700, he was Overseer of the Highways for Mispillion Hundred.
There are several land records which tell us more about
Adam and his first wife, Susannah Freeman. In late September of 1700,
Adam Fisher and Susannah his wife sold 92 acres in Kent County to Thomas
Skidmore, for 26 pounds. The land was called “Fishers Delight”
and was part of a tract called Dover Farmes on the southwest side of
Dover River. In September of the next year, Adam and Susannah received
a gift from William Freeman, 100 acres for “love, goodwill and
affection given to my son in law Adam Fisher” and in “consideration
of a marriage had and solemnized between him and my daughter Susanna.”
The tract was part of the Freeman land called Seven Haven, on the north
side of Service Branch adjoining John Robesson and John Courtney.
The death of Adam Fisher’s wife Susannah is not
recorded. However, it is clear from his will of 1725 that he remarried,
to Mary Molleston. Adam Fisher’s will was probated 18 May 1725,
in Kent County. Named in the will were second wife Mary Molleston Fisher,
sons Adams, Joseph, Molleston, and Isaac; and daughters Susannah (Edmonds)
and Sarah (Morgan) (Not named was another apparent daughter, Mary Walker.)
Witnesses were John Newell, John Sipple and Abraham Morriss. Of the
children, Susannah (Freeman) was probably the mother of Adams, Joseph
and Susannah, while Mary (Molleston) may have been the mother of Molleston,
Isaac, Sarah and Mary. Known nephews of Adam Fisher Sr. were John Killingworth,
Stephen Simon, and Richard Williams. The exact relationship (to Adam
or his wives) is not known. In early 1697, Adam Fisher was sued by Stephen
Simons. (The rift must not have been serious, since Steven Simons left
a legacy to Adam Fisher upon his death in 1708/9.)
Several records are suggestive of possible connections
to other Fisher families. In 1698, Thomas Fisher (son of the immigrants
John Fisher and Margaret Hindle of Sussex County) acted as attorney
for Adam Fisher’s nephew Richard Williams in a land sale. Richard
Williams witnessed the will of Thomas Fisher in 1713. Richard Williams
was made a ward of Adam Fisher in 1704, with the provision that the
ward be taught the house-building trade and cured of his “scald
head.” In 1701, James and Hercule Coutts, trading partners of
James Standfield (uncle of Elizabeth Huntley Fisher, wife of Thomas
Fisher of Chester County) testified in a case against John Williams
concerning the death of Thomas Williams.
Adam Fisher’s widow Mary (Molleston) apparently
remarried, to – Little. The will of Mary Little, probated in Kent
County in 1748, names daughters Susannah Edmonds, Sarah Morgan, Mary
Walker; grandson Addam Fisher; granddaughters Mary Fisher, Elinor Booth,
dau of Sarah Fisher; children of John & Mary Walker; Molliston Fisher,
Robert and Susannah Edmonds; executors/friends John Walker & John
Fisher; witnesses William Newell, John Waller, and William Sullivins.
Adam Fisher has not been found in any Quaker records. However, the reference
to “friends” in the will of Mary Little hints that they
1666 Adam Fisher m. Dorothy Cutberd 21 May 1666, West
Riding of Yorkshire, England. Yorkshire Marriage Registers West Riding
Vol I Eng 942P 556.
1693 Tax Census, Adam Fisher, Murder Kill Hundred, Kent
Co Pa (Del) DE015 Early Delaware Census Records 1665-1697, Ronald Vern
Jackson & Gary Ronald Teeples 975.1 J13.
1696 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 96. 975.1 D488.
Oct 1697 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 101. 975.1 D488.
1696/7 Stephen Simons vs. Adam Fisher, Court Recs of Kent
Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795, pg 109.
1697 Adam Fisher wit to Patrick Word will at Duck Creek. Calendar of
Kent Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
1697 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del)
1660-1795, pg 114. 975.1 D488.
1697 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 116. 975.1 D488.
1697 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 117. 975.1 D488.
Nov 1698 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 124. 975.1 D488.
1698 Adam Fisher wit to Henry Bedwell will. Pg. 21, Calendar of Kent
Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
1698 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del)
1660-1795, pg 125. 975.1 D488.
1698 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 126. 975.1 D488.
1698 Adam Fisher jury duty default, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 131. 975.1 D488.
1698 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 134. 975.1 D488.
1699 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 135. 975.1 D488.
1699 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 138. 975.1 D488.
1699 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 139. 975.1 D488.
1699 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 140. 975.1 D488.
1699 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 141. 975.1 D488.
1699 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 145. 975.1 D488.
1699 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 126. 975.1 D488.
1700 Adam Fisher Overseer of the Highways for Mispillion
hundred. Henry Moleston apt. Publick Appraiser for County. Court Recs
of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795, pg 168. 975.1 D488.
1700. Deed 10 Sep 1700. Adam Fisher and Susannah his wife
of Kent Co. PA for 26 pounds sold to
Thomas Skidmore of same co. … a parcell of land called Fishers
Delight being pt/o a tr of land called Dover Farmes sw side of Dover
River … 92 a. Wit: Edmund Needham, Matthew Manlove. Ackn 10 Sep
1700. (F:pg 10). Kent Co., Delaware Land Records V. 2 1702-1722. B 847
1700 Adam Fisher did in open court Acknowledge and deliver
one deed for Ninety Two acres of Land more or less, forthe proper use
and behoof of Thomas Skidmore his heirs & Assigns for Ever. Court
Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795, pg 169. 975.1 D488.
1700 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del)
1660-1795, pg 181. 975.1 D488.
1701 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 183. 975.1 D488.
10 Dec 1701. Deed of Gift. William Freeman of Kent Co
PA for love, goodwill and affection give to my son in law Adam Fisher
of same co and in consideration of a marriage had and solemnized between
him the said Adam Fisher and my dau Susanna … a tr of land called
Fishers Delight being pt/o a tr of land said William Freeman now lives
on called Seven Haven … n side of Service Br … to land of
John Courtney … 100a. … Wit: John Clark, John Robesson.
Ackn 9 Sep 1701. (F:pg 28). Kent Co. Delaware Land Records V. 2 1702-1722.
B 847 Kent Del.
1702 Adam Fisher On Grand Jury. Court Recs of Kent Co
Pa (Del) 1660-1795, pg 224,234. 975.1 D488. 1703 Adam Fisher Administrator
for Highways, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795, pg 268. 975.1
1701 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795,
pg 280. 975.1 D488.
1704 Richard Williams by his petition exhibited to this
Court desires that he may Chuse a guardian Which is accordingly granted
And thereupon he makes Choice of Adam Fisher Who is aproved of an allowed
by the Court to act as Guardian for the said Richard during his Minority
he being now fifteen years of Age. He the said Adam Fisher finding and
giving Sufficient Security here in Court for the due performance of
the Trust reposed in him on behalfe of the said Minor According to law.
Whereupon Personally Came into Court the said Adam Fisher and John Clayton
and Mark Manlove and Recognized themselves. … give him the said
Richard One years Schooling and learn him to work at the Trade of a
house Carpenter An Shall get the said Richards scald head cured …
Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del) 1660-1795, pg 286. 975.1 D488. (Note:
on Pg. 113, 117 Thomas Fisher acted as attorney for Richard Williams
(father of Richard above?), 1698. Richard Williams by his Attourney
Thomas Fisher did in open Court Acknowledge one deed for three hundred
Acres of Land for the proper use and behoofe of John Gibb his heirs
And Assignes for Ever.) (Note: See pg 29, 1720 below. Richard Wms. Was
a nephew of Adam Fisher.)
1704 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del)
1660-1795, pg 297,298,299,300,301,304,307. 975.1 D488.
1705 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa (Del)
1660-1795, pg 310,314,319,339. 975.1 D488.
1705/6 Adam Fisher jury duty, Court Recs of Kent Co Pa
(Del) 1660-1795, pg 341. 975.1 D488.
1706 Probate of John Biles will. Wit Mary Fisher. Pg.
28, Calendar of Kent Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
1707/8 Adam Fisher heir of Elizabeth Hogben (Hoskins?)
Probate 9 Mar 1707/8. Wit Richard Williams. Pg. 29, Calendar of Kent
Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
1708 Henry Molleston will probate 12 Nov 1708. Wife Anne,
son Henry, daus Grace, Sarah, Mary Fisher (wife of Adam Fisher). Exr
wife Anne. Wits John Wheeler, Robert Bettes, Ann Williams, Mark Manlove.
Pg. 30, Calendar of Kent Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1
Jan 1708/9 Stephen Simons probate. Wife Sarah, daus Eliz,
Mary, Susannah; sons Wm. & Stephen, Randall Donavon; Adam Fisher.
Pg. 31, Calendar of Kent Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1
1719 David Smith will, wit Adam Fisher. Pg. 36, Calendar
of Kent Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
1720 Richard Williams probate 22 Mar 1720. Cousins John
Killingsworth, Stephen Simons, Jon & Adam Jr. Fisher (sons of Adam
Fisher), Labush Fisher. pg 29, Calendar of Sussex County Del Probate
Records 1680-1800, Leon de Valinger Jr. 975.1 D488.
Early Pa. Land Records 974.8 P415 at Clayton Library,
1724 Adam Fisher req grant of 30 acres of Marsh on N. side of Murther
Creek joining Marsh of Wm Freeman. Nath Hunn & Randal Donavan.
1725 Adam Fisher probate May 18, 1725. Sons John, Adams,
Joseph, Molliston, Isaac, daus Susannah, Sarah; wife Mary. Extrx Wife.
Wit John Newell, John Sipple, Abraham Morriss. Pg. 47, Calendar of Kent
Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
1730 Joseph Fisher, Administration of, to John Fisher
15 May 1730. Daus Eliz Durborrow, Hannah Fisher. Pg. 60, Calendar of
Kent Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
1727 Joseph Manlove probate 29 nov 1727. Cousin Mary Nicholds,(dau
of Wm & Ann); bros Luke Manlove, Thomas Skidmore. Extr bro George
Manlove. Wit Stephen Simons, Adam Fisher. Pg. 53, Calendar of Kent Co.
Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
1734 Probate of Wm Walton. Wit Wm Fisher. Pg. 74, Calendar
of Kent Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
1748 Mary Little probate 17 Jan 1748. Daus Susannah Edmonds,
Sarah Morgan, Mary Walker; grandson Addam Fisher; grand daus Mary Fisher,
Elinor Booth, dau of Sarah Fisher; children of John & Mary Walker;
Molliston Fisher, Robert and Susannah Edmonds. Exrs/friends John Walker
& John Fisher. Wit William Newell, John Waller, William Sullivins.
Pg. 131, Calendar of Kent Co. Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1
D488 (Note: This appears to be former widow of Adam Fisher)
1770 Hester Brinckle, will 3 May 1770. Daus Eliz Durborrow,
Hannah Fisher. Pg. 88, Calendar of Kent Co. Delaware
Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
(Note: See 1730 Joseph Fisher will; his widow must have been Hester.
Hannah must have been dau of Joseph & Hester. Joseph was son of
1778 Molleston Fisher, administration of, to Adam Fisher
& Daniel Fisher, 20 July 1778. Pg. 318, Calendar of Kent Co. Delaware
Probate Records 1680-1800. 975.1 D488
Denis Fisher of Salem, West Jersey
Dennis (Denis) Fisher was one of the earliest Fishers
to arrive with the English immigrants who came to the proprietary colonies
along the Delaware River. He came with his wife Susannah prior to 1683
from Portsmouth, Sussex, England. They settled in Salem County, West
Jersey. Dennis Fisher purchased, in 1684, 500 acres near the Delaware
on “Monmouth River” (alias Allowayes Creek). They later
lived in the township of Salem, where he remained until his death.
Dennis Fisher and wife Susannah were married 18 December
1666, in a Church of England ceremony in All Saints Church, Chichester,
Sussex. They settled not far from there in the parish of St. Thomas,
Portsmouth in Hampshire, where Dennis was a ship’s carpenter.
A son George was born there September 1, 1667. Portsmouth, which has
a good harbor and is near the shipping center of Southhampton, lies
on the Solent channel facing the Isle of Wight
Before January of 1683, Dennis and Susannah Fisher had
emigrated to the new world, where Dennis continued to practice his shipbuilding
trade, and Susannah was a midwife. Susannah Fisher was midwife in 1683
attending the birth of Robert Claypoole, son of Norton and Rachell Claypoole
of Sussex County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware). It is not known if Dennis
and Susannah were related to the family of John and Margaret Fisher
of Sussex County, who had come from Lancashire to Philadelphia in 1682
and soon after settled near Lewes in Sussex County.
In 1684, Dennis Fisher and wife Susannah purchased 500
acres on “Monmouth River” (aka Allawayes) in Salem County,
New Jersey. In January of 1691, Dennis Fisher witnessed the will of
John Smith of Amwellbury, Salem County. In September of the same year,
he prepared the probate inventory of Joseph Calley, “late of Boston,
mariner,” which included a ship with all its rigging.
Dennis Fisher was named a Justice of Salem County (West
Jersey) in 1695 and 1700.
Known descendants of Dennis and Susannah Fisher, as named
in Susannah’s will of 1707, are children Henry, Elisabeth, and
John; and grandchildren Susanna Fisher, Sarah Fisher, Henry Fisher,
and Elisabeth Fisher.
Dennis Fisher made his will 14 Februrary 1690/91 and died
in the fall of 1700, at Salem, West Jersey. The inventory of his estate
is dated 26 October of that year. He named wife Susannah and sisters
Susana Young and Elizabeth Simmons. Witnesses were Jonathan Beere, William
Willis, and Jonathan Worlidge. The inventory of his estate, made by
Richard Johnson and John Paine, totaled L347.8 and shows that he had
disposed of some of his land, with 300 acres remaining. Items included
“goods lately from England” (1 watch, 1 plate tankard, 3
cups L25, 4 silver spoons L1.4, dry goods L74), artillery (pistols,
guns, sword belts), and pewter dishes, brass kettles, &c. L45.6.
Susannah Fisher, wife of Dennis, made a will dated 18
November 1707 and died before 5 December 1707. She named children Henry,
Elisabeth, and John, and grandchildren Susanna Fisher, Sarah Fisher,
Henry Fisher, and Elisabeth Fisher. Bequests included a plantation with
300 acres, two silver spoons, two gold rings, a wedding ring, and a
silver tumbler. The inventory, made by Alexander Grant, included the
real estate (L70), and personal property totaling L62.10.1 (5 gold rings
L4, a Bible with silver clasps, some books, i.e. Midwife’s Book
of Madam Lovys, The Seamans Calendar, London Dispensary). Son Henry
was named sole executor. Witnesses were Alexander Grant, Rebecca Ridley
and Dorcas Smith.
George, son of Dennis and Sussanah Fisher, born in 1667
in Hampshire, is not mentioned in their wills and probably had died.
But he was probably the one who bought a “kitchen and half a lot”
in the city of Chester in 1688, the year he would have reached age 21.
Dennis Fisher may have been related to William Fisher
of Sussex County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware.) The will of William Fisher
Esquire of Sussex County, dated 10 December 1725 refers to Henry Fisher,
a cousin. Henry Fisher of Sussex County, presumed to be Henry, son of
Dennis Fisher, left a will in 1746, naming wife Dinah, sons Wood and
Henry, and daughters Elisabeth Fisher and Cornelia England.
1666 Denis Fisher mar. Susan – 18 December 1666,
Chichester, All Saints, Sussex, England. IGI Batch number M040881. (From
an Internet search. Chichester is a few miles east of Portsmouth, Sussex,
where Dennis Fisher said he was from, south coast of England.)
1667 1 Sep 1667 George Fisher, son of Dennis & Susannah,
christened at St. Thomas, Portsmouth, Hampshire. From LDS IGI, not verified.
1683 -- Some Records of Sussex County Delaware compiled
by C.H. B. Turner. Swarthmore F172 S8T7 1989
pg. 111 Robert the son of Norton & Rachell Claypoole borne the 26th
day of the 11th Month 1683 aboute the 11th houre at night in the presence
of Elizabeth the wife of Symon Pawlin the midwife Susanna the wife of
Dennis ffisher & Elizabeth Thompson oure maid servant.
Pg 134 Susan Fisher daughter in law to Robert Bedwell of Dover River
in Kent County departed this Life the 28th Day of the Eighte Month 1683.
(Note: This Susan may be part of the Adam Fisher family of Kent County.)
1684 – 500 acres purchased by Dennis Fisher and
wife Susannah “on Monmouth River” in Salem County, West
Jersey. Other records pg 552/3 (1685), 600 1688, 611 1686, 640 1702.
(Patents and Deeds New Jersey 1664-1703, Nelson, 974.9 P295 NJ, v21,
1685 –Land record, Denis Fisher. Patents and Deeds
New Jersey 1664-1703, Nelson, 974.9 P295 NJ, v21, pg 579.
1686 – Land record, Denis Fisher. Patents and Deeds
New Jersey 1664-1703, Nelson, 974.9 P295 NJ, v21, pg 579.
1688 – Land record, Denis Fisher. Patents and Deeds
New Jersey 1664-1703, Nelson, 974.9 P295 NJ, v21, pg 579.
1690/91 John Smith of Amwellbury, Salem County. Jan 20
1690/1. Dennis Fisher & John Smith Wit. Pg. 427 New Jersey Archives,
Series 1 Vol 23. Vol. 1 Calender of Wills 1670 - 1730 974.9 N532
1691 Joseph Calley Will Sep 10 1691 late of Boston, Mariner.
Inventory made by Dennis Fisher, Wm. Downe including “the vessel
with riggings etc” pg 79 New Jersey Archives, Series 1 Vol 23.
Vol. 1 Calender of Wills 1670 - 1730 974.9 N532
1700 Dennis Fisher, Justice 1700, Salem Co. Pg 80, New
Jersey Gen. Data V. 1 974.9 C886
1700 -- Fisher, Dennis, of Portsmouth, England, now of
Allawayes Creek, Salem Co., shipwright, inventory dated October 26,
1700. Will was dated 14 Feb 1690/1. Wife Susannah sole executrix. Sisters
– Susana Young and Elizabeth Simmons. Real and personal estate.
Witnesses – Jonathan Beere, Wm. Willis, Jo’n Worlidge. Recorded
October 30, 1700. New Jersey Archives Series 1, Volumes I-XLII, Series
2, Volumes I - V . New Jersey Colonial Documents pg 164
1700 Oct. 26 Inventory of the estate, L347.8, incl. 300 acres of land
L80, goods lately from England (1 watch, 1 plate tankard, 3 cups L25,
4 silver spoons L1.4, dry goods) L74, artillery (pistols, guns, sword
belts, pewter dishes, brass kettles, &c.) L45.6; made by Richard
Johnson and John Paine. Salem Wills, Lib. 7, p. 49.
1692 Wm Penton of Allawayes Creek. Wit Dennis Fisher,
Elizabeth Willis. Recorded July 4, 1692. Pg. 359 New Jersey Archives,
Series 1 Vol 23. Vol. 1 Calender of Wills 1670 - 1730 974.9 N532
1695 -- Dennis Fisher appointed Justice, Salem County,
West Jersey. Pg. 350a, History of Gloucester, Salem, & Cumberland
Counties, New Jersey 974.9 S616
1697/8 Dennis Fisher with Wm. Penton, Jno Dickason, Jno
Worlidge to Joane Braithwaite 1697-8 Jan 24. Pg 56 New Jersey Archives,
Series 1 Vol 23. Vol. 1 Calender of Wills 1670 - 1730 974.9 N532
1700 -- Dennis Fisher appointed Justice, Salem County,
West Jersey. Pg. 350a, History of Gloucester, Salem, & Cumberland
Counties, New Jersey 974.9 S616
1702 –Land record, Denis & Susannah Fisher.
Patents and Deeds New Jersey 1664-1703, Nelson, 974.9 P295 NJ, v21,
1706 -- Henery Fisher, Grand Jury. Pg. 328, Extracts from
Court Records, “1st minutes to be found.” Clerks Office
at Salem, Court of Sessions 17 Sep 1706.
1707 Nov. 18. Fisher, Susanna, of Salem Co., widow; will
of. Children – Henry, Elisabeth, John; grandchildren – Susanna
Fisher, Sarah Fisher, Henry Fisher, Elisabeth Fisher. A plantation with
300 acres. Personal property, incl. Two silver spoons, two gold rings
and wedding ring, a silver tumbler. Son Henry sole executor. Alexander
Grant, Rebecca Ridley and Dorcas Smith witnesses. Proved April 1, 1708.
Lib. 1, p. 192.
1707 Dec. 5. Inventory of the estate (L70 real, personal L62.10.1, incl.
5 gold rings L4, a Bible with silver clasps, some books, i.e. Midwife’s
Book of Madam Lovys, The Seamans Calendar, London Dispensary); made
by Alexander Grant.
1725 Will of William Fisher Esquire of Sussex County,
Delaware dated 10 Dec 1725. Wife Rebecca, son Elias. Dau Rebecca Conwell;
GS Wm & John Conwell; gdau Hannah Conwell & Mary Grove; cousins
Henry Fisher, Elias Conwell. Extr Elias friend, Philip Russel. Wit.
Jonathan Bailey, Margaret Stretcher & John Hinman. Pg 35, Calendar
of Sussex County Del Probate Records 1680-1800 975.1 D488, Leon de Valinger
1746 – Will of Henry Fisher. Wife Dinah, sons Wood
& Henry; daus Elizabeth Fisher & Cornelia England. Wit Susannah
Pemberton. Pg. 53, Calendar of Sussex County Del Probate Records 1680-1800
975.1 D488, Leon de Valinger Jr.
There is a note in Salem MM records, “Monmouth River”
was Allowayes Creek.
John Fisher of Kingsess in Philadelphia County
In his will of 1724/1725, John Fisher of Kingsess named
a wife Sarah and children John, James, Martha, and Sarah.
James, younger son of John and Sarah Fisher of Kingsess,
died unmarried in 1729. John Fisher, eldest son of John and Sarah, was
one of the administrators for his brother James.
The daughter Sarah married first Joseph Taylor in 1716
(who died in 1720) and had a daughter Hannah; and second John Thomas
by whom she had a son William Thomas. Martha married Benjamin Bonsall
in 1712 and had children Richard, John and Sarah.
John Fisher of Kingsess may be the one who obtained a
land warrant in 1682 for 250 acres of head land on the Shulkill, in
right of his immigration with a wife, one son, and two servants. This
warrant is sometimes attributed to John Fisher who settled in Lewes,
John Fisher of Kingsess had an estate on the south side
of the Schulkill River near its confluence with the Delaware River,
being near the present site of the Philadelphia airport. In his will,
he described a city lot in Philadelphia between Front and Dock (First)
Streets, bounded by Kirl and Shippen. He also mentioned property across
the Delaware, in Gloucester County in West New Jersey.
LDS Film 1006501 Pa Warrants D80.
D80-272 John Fisher 1682 Sale 250a Headland 250 a Warrant. Wife, 1 son,
2 svts. On Schulkill.
Records of the Courts of Chester County Pa. 1681-1679,
V. 1 974.8 C525 Pa.
Coronor’s Inquest 5 of 8 mo. 1698 Wee of the Coroners Inquest
doe finde that this subject of the Kings John Barnstill of New Castle
was turned out of a ferry boate by a suddaine Gust of Wind upon the
23d day of the 7th mo. 1698 agoeing from Chester to Philadelphia …
(John Fisher member of coronors jury.)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Quakers, Encylopedia of
American Quaker Genealogy Vol. 2
1716, 2, 12 Sarah, dt John Fisher, Phila., Pa., m Joseph Taylor, Phila.,
Pa., at Phila. MH.
Amerous Fisher, s John & Sarah bur 2-2-1696
Hannah, dt John & Sarah Fisher bur 5-16-1714. John Fisher, d 4-13-1725.
Love Fisher, dt John & Sarah d 3-4-1706. Mary Fisher, dt John &
Sarah d 5-25-1724.
Sarah Fisher d 7-1-1748. John Fisher, so John m Mary Hodge Phil MH 1728,3,30
John Jr con mou 1747,10,25. John Jr dis 1752.
Taylor, Joseph. Philadelphia. Brewer. March 12, 1719/20. Codicil - March
17, 1719/20. D. 150. Daughter Hannah. Richard and Humphrey Morrey and
Joseph Shippen mentioned. Executors: Wife Sarah and friend Peter Stretch,
Philadelphia, watchmaker. Trustees: Father John Fisher and Peter Stretch.
Witnesses: David Hughes, Ralph Oliver, Charles Brockden, Nehemiah Allen,
Charles Osborne and Anthony Hartley.
Records of Christ Church, Philadelphia
Pg. 218 Sarah Thomas bur. July 18, 1729. Sarah Thomas bur. Mar. 17,
1730-01. John Thomas bur. June 11, 1743.
Will of John Fisher of Kingsess, Philadelphia County
LDS Film 0021722, Philadelphia County Wills
D-347 November 5, 1724; September 28 1725.
Be it remembered That I john Fisher of the City of Philadelphia
in the Province of Pensilvania Smith being infirm in body But of sound
Mind and Memory Blessed be God for the Same & all other his Favours
And being mindfull of my Mortality do make & declare my last Will
Testamt in Manner following That is to say First my Will is That all
my just Debts & funeral Charges be paid And I nominate my dear &
loving Wife Sarah to be the Executrix of this my last Will & Testamt.
And I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Martha The Sum of Sixty Pounds
And unto her Three Children vis. Richard John & Sarah Twenty pounds
apiece And I give unto my Grand-Daughter Hannah Taylor Twenty five pounds
And to my Grandson William Thomas Twenty Pounds concerning which Legacies
of my Sd. Five Grandchildren my Mind & Will is and I do hereby devise
That my Sd. Executrix shall have them to bind out the Grand Children
or any of them to Trades or to put out at Interest upon such securities
as she my Sd. Wife shall think fit for the benefit & at the usage
of the Legatees thereof respectively And so from time to Time till they
come of age respectively or if she my Sd Wife Sarah think fit She may
pay these Legacies of the Grand Children or any of them to their Parents
respectively Whose Reciepts in that Case Shall be Sufficient Discharges
to my Executrix And I release my Son in Law John Thomas & Sarah
his Wife of all they are indebted unto me on Bond or otherwise. And
as for & concerning my Island in Delaware River divided from Samuel
Carpenters Island or Land at Kingsess in the County of Philadelphia
in the Sd Province By Eagle Creek With its Appurtenances and all my
Cattle and live Stock there with all my Household Goods Utensils &
Negroe upon or belonging to my Sd Island and my Negro Man Bristow I
give devise & bequeath the same Island Cattle Live Stock Household
Goods Utensalls to my Sd Son in Law John Thomas trusty Friend Charles
Brockden of Philadelphia aforesd Gent To hold to them the Sd John Thomas
Charles Brockden their Heirs & Assigns In Trust only and for the
performance of my Will And it is my Will That my Sd Wife Sarah shall
hold & enjoy the same Island & premises so devised in Trust
For & during the Term of her Natural Life She keeping up the Banks
and Ditches & the Buildings & Improvements thereof in good Order
& Repair. And my further Mind & Will is That from & after
the Determination of that Estate for Life of my Sd Wife, Then that my
Son John shall hold & enjoy the same Island Negro Goods & Chattles
to him & his Heirs in Fee Simple absolutely without any Condition
or Limitation. And I give & bequeath unto my Son James the Sum of
Three Hundred Pounds to be paid him when he comes of the Age of Twenty
one years And as for & concerning my Lot in Front Street in Philadelphia
aforesd It is bounded Southward with Joseph Shippens Northward with
Kirles Estward with Sd Street & Westward with Dock Street With the
Several Messuages or Tenemts thereon and the priviledges & Appurtenances
thereto I give and devise the same unto them the Sd John Thomas and
Charles Brockden To hold to them their Heirs and Assigns In Trust only
and for the performance of my Will And it is my Will that my Sd Wife
Sarah shall also hold & enjoy the same Lot Messuages & Tenemts
For & during all the Term of her natural Life She keeping the Buildings
in Repair And my further Will and Mind is That from & after the
Determination of that Estate for Life of my Sd Wife Then that my Son
James Shall hold & enjoy the Same Lot Messuages & Tenemts to
him & his Heirs in Fee Simple absolutely without any Condition or
Limitation And I give & devise unto him my Sd Son James & to
his Heirs & Assigns for ever All that my Plantation & Land at
Great Mantak Creek in Gloucester County in West New Jersey The Quantity
about Two hundred Acres With the Appurtenances And as for & concerning
All the Rest & Residue of my Messuages Lands Tenemts & Hereditamts
whatsoever or wheresoever Other than the before promised I give &
devise the Same unto my Sd dear & loving Wife Sarah her Heirs &
Assigns for ever And I give & bequeath unto her the Sd Sarah All
the Rest & Residue of my Goods & Chattles not herein before
mentioned to be at her own Disposal absolutely And I desire them the
Sd John Thomas & Charles Brockden to advise & assist my Sd Executrix
And I revoke all other Wills and declare this only to be my last Will
& Testmt. In Witness whereof I the Sd John Fisher have hereunto
set my hand & Seal Dated the Fifth day of November In the Year of
our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Twenty Four.
The Mark of John (F) Fisher (Seal) Signed Seald publishd & declared
by the Sd John Fisher the Testator for & as his last Will &
Testamt in the prsence of Us Who have hereunto subscribed our Names
in the prsence of the Sd Testator Samll Powell Charles Brockden Jo:
Watson Philada 28th September 1725.
Then personally appeared Charles Brockden & Joseph Watson two of
the Witnesses to the within written Will And upon their Solemn Affirmations
according to Law did declare they saw & heard John Fisher the Testator
therein named Sign Seal publish & declare the Same to be his Last
Will & Testamt And that at the Doing thereof he was of sound Mind
Memory and Under Standing to the best of their knowledge Coram Moore
Register Be it remembered that on the 28th day of Septbr 1725 the Last
Will and Testament of John Fisher decd was proved in due fform of Law
and probate & Letters Testamentary were Granted unto Sarah Fisher
Sole Executrix therein named being first Solemnly affirmed well and
truly to administer the Sd decds Estate and bring an Inventory thereof
into the Register General’s Office at Philadelphia at or before
the 28th day of Octbr And also to render an Accot when thereunto Lawfull
required Given under the seal of the said Office. (Seal) Moore Register.
Bond of Administration for James Fisher of Kingsess (Son of John Fisher
Philadelphia Register of Wills, 182 City Hall 19107
Book C-138 (#14) Admistration Bond of John Fisher et al on the Estate
of James Fisher Dated 14 Oct 1729
Know all Men by these presents That We John Fisher of
Philada Yeoman Knight Lodge(Hodge?) of Philada Sadler & Enoch Flower
of Philada Cutler are held & firmly bound unto Peter Evans Reg:
Genll for the probate of Wills & Granting Ltres of Administration
in & for the Province of Pensilvania & in the Sum of One Thousand
pounds Lawfull Money of the said Province to be paid to the said Reg
Genll his certain Attys Executors admrs or Assigns To the which paymt
well & truly to be made we bind our selves Jointly & Severally
for & in the whole our Heirs Exctrs Assigns firmly by these presents
Sealed with our Seals & Dated the fourteenth Day of October in the
year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Twenty Nine.
The Condition of this Obligation is Such That if the above
bound John Fisher Admr of all & Singular the Goods Chattells Rights
& Creditts of James Fisher Decd do make or Cause to be made a true
& perfect Inventory of all & Singular the Goods Chattells Rights
& Creditts of the Sd Decd which have & shall come to the hands
possession or knowledge of the Sd John Fisher or into the hands or possession
of any other person or persons for him & the same so made do Exhibit
or Cause to be Exhibeted into the Reg Genlls Office at Philada at or
before the fourteenth Day of November next And the same Goods &
Chattells which were of the said Decsd at the Time of his Death or which
at any Time after shall Come to the hands or possession of the said
John Fisher or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons
for him do well & truly Administer according to Law And further
do make or Cause to be made a true & Just Acct of the said Admn
at or before the ffifteenth Day of October Anno Dom 1730. And all the
Rest & Residue of the said goods Chattells Rights & Creditts
which shall be found remaining upon the Sd Admrs Acct the same being
ffirst Examined & allowed of by the Orphan Court of the County of
philada shall deliver & pay to such person or persons respectively
as the said Court by its Desire or ( ) shall Limitt & Appoint And
if it shall hereafter appear that any Last Will & Testament was
made by the said Decsd & the Exectr Exectrs therein named do Exhibit
the same unto the Said Office making request to have it allowed &
Approved of Accordingly if the SD John Fisher being thereunto requested
do render & Deliver up the said Ltrs of Admtn Approbation of such
Testam being ffirst had & made in the Sd Office then this Obligation
to be Void or else to remain in full force & Virture. Sealed &
Delivered in the presense of Joshua King.
Signed John Fisher, Knight Hodge, Enoch Flower.
LDS Film 0565685 Misc. Records of Chester Co. Pa Historical Society,
Cope Papers – “From an old will without date” John
Fisher the Elder had land in Philadelphia Kingsessing & the Jersies.
Left 4 children, Martha Bonsal, John Fisher, Sarah Thomas, James Fisher.
First Families of Chester County, Pa. Vol. 1, Launey.
Pg. 16 Benjamin Bonsall of Kingsess, Phil. Co., yeoman, son of Richard
& Mary Bonsall of Darby, was b. 3rd of 11th mo. 1687 at Darby Twp,
d. 6th of 1st mo. 1752 in Kingsess Twp. Benjamin m. 1st on 27 Nov 1712
in Kingsess Twp, Martha Fisher, dau. of John and Sarah Fisher of Philadelphia.
He m. 2nd on 8th of 4th mo. 1737 Elizabeth (Serase) Horne of Darby,
widow of Edward Horne of Phil., formerly of Sussex, England. Pg. 17
William Horne was brother in law of Edward Horne… (Note: William
Horne was 2nd husband of Elizabeth (Standfield) (Hope) Horne, aunt of
Elizabeth (Huntley) Fisher.
John and Margaret Fisher of Philadelphia and Delaware
John and Margaret (Hindle) Fisher have been studied thoroughly.
Many of the sources for their family records (and secondary studies)
are given in the notes following this summary. It should be noted that
the availability of primary records has improved greatly since some
of the early studies of this family were published, and with sufficient
attention a greatly improved picture of their lives and ancestry could
probably be developed.
It has been claimed that John and Margaret Fisher came
from Clitheroe in Lancashire, immigrating to Pennsylvania aboard the
“Welcome” with William Penn on his first voyage to America
in 1682. Their marriage record has never been found, either in the Quaker
records or in the parish records of England. Margaret is generally assumed
to be a daughter of Bryan Hindle and sister of John Hindle, although
this is an assumption based upon her son Thomas Fisher’s will,
which mentions his Uncle John Hindle, son of Bryan.
The Fishers were among the original purchasers of proprietary
land from William Penn. John Fisher was a glazier (and possibly ship-builder)
from Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. Old land surveys show two of John
Fisher’s town lots in the city of Philadelphia. John served on
a Philadelphia jury in 1683 (which unfortunately convicted Margaret
Matson as a witch). He appears in the Quaker records of Philadelphia.
But he had some sort of falling-out with the Philadelphia Quakers, and
soon moved about a hundred miles southward, to his land grant in Sussex
County which he had obtained from William Penn in 1682. The estates
were called “Fisher’s Island” (actually a marshy area
on the mainland). The Fishers were located on the south side of the
mouth of Broad Creek, on the Atlantic coast. The family later had additional
holdings in Kent County.
Six children of John and Margaret Fisher are mentioned
in John’s will, probated at Georgetown, Sussex County, in 1685.
The will names eldest son Thomas and other sons John and James; daughters
Rachell, Sarah, Allis (youngest) and Annie Adkins (wife of Samuel).
The will also mentions Thomas Scott. Executors were son Thomas and wife
Margaret. Witnesses were William Emmott, Richard Coore and Anna Dougdull.
Thomas was probably close to age 30 when he married Margery Maud in
1692. Known children of Thomas are Jabez, Joshua, James, Margaret, Elizabeth,
Margery and Esther. John married Elizabeth --; their known children
are John, James, William, and Ann. James had a wife Katherine and daughter
Sarah, and probably had other heirs. Of the immigrant daughters, we
know that Ann (Annie) married Samuel Adkins, a glover and merchant of
Philadelphia. We know nothing of the other daughters, except that they
An anonymous manuscript in the Pennsylvania Genealogical
Society claims a lineage for John Fisher in Lancashire and Westmoreland,
proposing that John was the second son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Brockholes)
Fisher, born in 1646 in Kentmere, Lancashire.
Possible relative of Margaret (Hindle) Fisher of Sussex Co. Delaware:
Bryan Hindle b. 1675, Kirkby Overblow, North Yorkshire, England (35
miles ENE of Clitheroe, Lancashire.)
LDS Film 1006501 Pa Warrants and Surveys.
D80-272 John Fisher 1682 Sale 250a Headland 250 a Warrant. Wife, 1 son,
2 svts. On Schulkill.
D80-276 John Fisher’s return of survey, Radnor 300a.
D80-278 John Fisher Radnor 300a Survey.
LDS Film 0986897 Pa. Old Rights Index
Fish, John Warrant 250a Apr 12 1683 D80 274.
Fisher, John Draft 300a Mar 24 1684 D80 275 (Prob. NE Corner of Radnor
Twp, Chester Co. near Schulkyl)
Fisher, John Draft 300a – D80 277
LDS Film 03848350 Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Minutes.
Pg. 11 6, 9 mo 1683. Agreed mutually and concluded by the parties proposed,
and here subscribed, that each of them will provide a form of 14 feet
long, for the service of friends in the Meeting House, Viz. Thomas Holmes,
Thomas Wynne, John Songhurst, Benjamin Chambers, Charles Pickering,
John Day, John Parsons, John Fisher, John Goodson, Edward Roose.
Pg. 34 Quarterly Meeting the first of the fourth month, 1683. Barnabus
Willcox complaining of this meeting that John Fisher had greatly abused
him with bad 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 persuade
him to give Barnabus satisfaction.
Pg. 36 At our Quarterly Meeting the twelfth of the seventh month 1685.
The difference between Barnabus Wilcox and John Fisher being again mentioned
John Moon and John Goodman are appointed to write to William Clark and
other friends below, respecting said Fisher. (Note: “Below”
meant Delaware, in this case Sussex County.)
A study of the Fishers of Sussex County, Delaware (originally
annexed to Pennsylvania) revealed some indirect associations with the
Fishers of Chester County, Pennsylvania, but did not prove that the
Fishers of those two counties were related. Some of the findings are
LDS FHL Film 006625, Sussex County Land Records
This film contains informative deeds in reference to the children of
John and Margaret Fisher, including mention of James Fisher’s
deceased, his wife Catharine and daughter Sarah. See “Descendants
and Ancestors of Cephas Fisher of Henry County, Iowa” by J. L.
LDS FHL Film 567014
A. G. Myers notes on immigrants to Pa. 1683 7m 19 Margie Smith of Schuylkill
Chester Co., sold to John Fisher a lot in city of Philadelphia being
for 500 a. of land purchased in England. Phil. Deeds E-2. p. 12 Edmund
Cartlidge’s deed granting his Phil. Lots to John Fisher dated
Phi. 7m Sep. 10, 1683.
The History of An Old Philadelphia Land Title, 208 South
4th Street, Philadelphia, by John F. Lewis, p. 38, John Fisher; Land
Records and Court Records of Pennsylvania; Will of James Standfield.
James Standfield, uncle of Elizabeth (Huntley) Fisher of Chester County,
is believed to have learned the merchant trade in Philadelphia, as an
apprentice for a time to Samuel Atkins, who married Annie, daughter
of John and Margaret Fisher. Although the original Standfield estate
was in Marple, Chester County, James Standfield moved into John Fisher’s
original house on the riverbank in Philadelphia. The house was sold
30 April 1686 by John Fisher’s executors (wife Margaret and son
Thomas) to Samuel Atkins. The house was a timbered cave built into the
cliffs, near the Standfield water lot where the Standfield’s brigantine
(the “Betsy”) was berthed. James Standfield’s estate
account, after his death in 1699, mentioned a part ownership in Samuel
Atkin’s house, and payment to the doctor who attended the deceased
in the Atkins house. Francis Chads, who married Grace Standfield (aunt
of Elizabeth Huntley Fisher of Chester County) was executor. Francis
liquidated James Standfield’s large land tract in Sussex County,
Delaware (then part of Pennsylvania), by selling it to John and William
Fisher of Sussex County. This John Fisher was the son of John and Margaret
Fisher. William was a suspected son or relative of John and Margaret
who was not mentioned in John Fisher’s 1685 will, but the records
indicate an obvious family connection of some sort.
LDS Film 567014 Notes on Immigrants to Pa. 1681 - 1737,
compiled by Albert G. Myers.
At Marsden MM Lancashire 3M 15 1684 A collection to be --- for ye sending
two children of John Fisher to Pennsylvania. Friends of Sawley M to
write to friends with – they are to go in name of the meeting.
Quaker Family History Society (Great Britain) web site,
Marsden Monthly Meeting was at Little Marsden, 1 ½ miles SW of
Colne. Still at that location, now 21 Walverden Rd., Brierfield, BB9
Web site, Holgate family. – Holgate came to Philadelphia
from Marsden MM in Lancashire.
Pennsylvania Warrants & Surveys
By warrant dated 21 of 1st mo. 1683, surveyed 28 of 1 mo. 1683, to John
Fisher, purchaser of 250 acres, bounded on north by Walnut Street, west
by Robert Holgate, east by 3rd Street, No. 115
Thomas Holme 4m 5, 1684 Phila. By warrant from Wm. Penn 1m 21, 1683
to John Fisher purchaser of 250 a. N. Walnut St. Widd. Fisher 7m 27
By virtue of a warrant 2 of 5 mo. 1683, surveyed 14 of 5 mo. 1683, lot
in city, bounded north by Walnut Street, east by Robert Holgate, Edmund
Cartlidge declared on 10, 7 mo. 1683, that he sold to John Fisher. Recorded
3, 3 mo. 1688. Edmund Carthidge’s (Cartlidge) deed granting his
Phil. Lots to John Fisher dated Phi. 7m Sep. 10, 1683.
Warrant 25 10 mo. 1683, surveyed 24 of 3 mo. 1684, to John Fisher, 300
acres in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, not identified 250 acres
on old purchase, 50 acres on new purchase, bounded by Henry Jones and
by Company Land. Recorded 25 March 1688.
Patent Radnor Twp. 1688 8m 24 to John Fisher’s Executors 300 a.
plate 13 part of Radnor shows draft of John Fisher’s land on n.e.
corner of Radnor twp. Next Tredyffrin Twp. 300 a. sur. 3m 24 1684.
James Fisher b. 18 Sep 1670, Clitheroe. (Note: Unable to verify this
in parish records or Quaker records.)
Possible descendant of the Hindles: Bryan Hindle b. 1675, Kirkby Overblow,
Yorkshire, England (35 miles WNW of Clitheroe in N. Yorkshire) (Note:
No search was made to verify.)
Genealogy of the Fisher Family, 1682 to 1896, Anna Wharton
Smith, Philadelphia 1896. LDS Film 006410. (Extensive account of descendants
of John Fisher and Margaret Hindle, mostly from Thomas line)
An Account of the Fisher and Logan Families, William Logan Fisher, Wakefield
(1839). LDS Film 1561672. (Early family notes about John Fisher and
A Fisher Family of Chester County Pa., B. F. Cummings, 1898. LDS Film
Families of Fisher, Durnell, Littler, & Zimmerman. Pauline Leslie
1960. LDS Film 1571763.
Atkinson - Fisher English Quaker Immigrants with William Penn, Thelma
Lucille Fisher, Cox Printing Co., Wilmington, Ohio 1978. LDS Film 1321080.
(Detailed ancestry of Cephas Fisher Jr. and the Atkinson family)
Our Family Ancestors, Thoms M. Potts, Canonsburg Pa. 1895 (LDS Film
Samuel Atkins vs. John Fisher Phila. Court Docket 1685
John Fisher represented by his son Thomas Fisher. Charles Pickering
asked for a continuance until the next term of court in order that John
Fisher might be present. S. W. Pennypacker Pa. Colonial Cases (Phil.
Thomas Gilpin (1776-1853) ms in his own hand.
“ by a memorandum of his grandson Joshua Fisher it would appear
that John Fisher the emigrant removed from Clithero in Lancashire, England
and came to America in the ship Welcome with arrival at Phil. On 24
Oct. 1682.” But a search made by Joshua Francis Fisher at the
north of England for the paternity of the family he concluded that the
ancestor could not have come from Clithero in Lancahire, because there
were no persons of the name of Fisher resident there – nor had
there been for many years preceeding the settlement of Pennsylvania.
Anonymous manuscript in Pa. Gen. Soc. (LDS Film 0565685)
Summary of the manuscript, which contains much more: John Fisher and
wife came to Pennsylvania in 1682 from Clitheroe, a parish in North
Lancashire, 15 miles from Garstang, 20 miles from Lancaster, and about
25 miles from Kendal, Westmoreland. Alexander Fisher represented Clitheroe
in parliament in 1585. The seat of the Hindley family was at Hindley,
now a parish, but formerly a chapelry of Garstang. Earliest was Henry
Fisher of Kendal, reign of Henry VIII. Son Nicholas of Kendal bought
manor of Kentmere, 1626. Sons Henry, Edward, Nicholas. John Fisher,
second son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Brockholes) Fisher, b. 1646, aged
18 years 1664. M. ca 1667 Margaret Hindley, dau of Bryan , granddau
of John Hindley of Clitheroe. John Fisher and John Hindley were admitted
to Queen’s College on the same day, Foster’s Grays Inn Register.
Excerpt from the manuscript:
John Fisher, second son of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Brockholes)
Fisher, b. 1646, aged 18 years 1664, d. 1685/6. M. circa 1667, Margaret
Hindle or Hindley, daughter of Bryan Hindle and granddaughter of John
Hindley of Clitheroe (Thomas Fisher’s will). He was the American
pioneer. In Foster’s Grays Inn Register, John Fisher’s name
appears as a student in Queen’s College and John Hindley was admitted
on the same date. John Fisher purchased in England 500 acres of land,
as appears from a deed recorded in Philadelphia Deed Book E2, p. 12,
dated 7/19/1683. When the family arrived they made their home in a cave
on the bank of the river Delaware. These so-called caves were excavations
made in the hill sides and lined with logs and afforded an excellent
protection from the severe cold of the winter.
Phila. Deeds E No. 1, p. 226.
September 2, 1684, John Fisher bought from Thomas Wynne a property in
Philadelphia, which his widow Margaret and son Thomas, executors of
his will, conveyed to Samuel Atkins of Philadelphia, glover, in consideration
of love and affection, described as “a certain house or cave in
the bank of the river Delaware.”
April 14, 1686, Margaret and Thomas Fisher, executors
of John Fisher, sold to Samuel Atkins for L10, a lot on the north side
of Walnut St. 40 x 250 ft. with messuage. (Deed Book E 1, p. 224)
3/26/1688, same grantors conveyed to Charles Pickering
of Philadelphia in consideration L45, a tract of 300 acres and three
lots on the north side of Walnut Street which John Fisher had purchased
May 10, 1683, from E. Cartlidge.
In 1685, John Fisher and Richard Core purchased of Henry
Stretcher, 400 acres called Millburne on the east side of Mill Creek.
3/5/1686, John Fisher, late of the County of Sussex, Pennsylvania, purchased
of Rodger Gum, Five hundred acres called Twiver, both these deeds are
recorded at Georgetown, Del. He finally settled on the south side of
the Broadkill near Lewistown.
John Fisher’s Will
In the name of God Amen. I John ffisher of Sussex County in the Territories
of Pensilvania, Being sick and weake but of sound and perfect memory,
have here In this my last Will and Testament given and bequeathed all
my worldly estate as followeth:
Imprimis. I give unto Thomas Scott fifty acres of land out of that dividend
of land which I bought of Roger Gum in Sussex County Allways provided
the said Scott doe com to live upon it himself but not to dispose of
it or sell it to any person.
I give unto my well bloved wife Margrett ffisher, one
third part of my moveable Estate as goods, chattells, debts, in what
Nature Soe ever and also one third part of all my lands houses &
tenements during her life, but the said third part not to be taken out
of my Estate untill my younger daughter Alis com at age. I give unto
my eldest sonn Thomas ffisher, three hundred acres of land lying behind
the ScooleKill near Philadelphia and to his heires and assignes for
ever, but not to be sold until my youngest daughter Allis come of age,
except my wife Margrett ffisher and my son Thomas both see it convenient,
she having her third part in it during her life. I give and bequeath
unto my three sons Thomas, John and James Fisher their heires and Assignes
forever Seven hundred acres of land lying in Sussex County, their mother’s
third excepted, during her life, but not to be equally shared untill
my youngest daughter Alis comes at age, the said Seven hundred acres
of land lying as followeth, vis. Five hundred acres of land that I bought
of Roger Gum and two hundred acres out of that dividend of land that
I bought of Henry Stretcher. I give and bequeath unto my children viz:
Thomas, John and James ffisher, Rachel, Sarah and Alis ffisher their
heires and Assignes forever, the other two third parts of my moveable
estate as goods, chattels, servants, debts, houses in Philadelphia,
lotts or other tenements not already given and to be equally shared
amongst these six children, the daughters to have as good a share as
the sonnes but not to be shared nor divided untill my youngest daughter
Alis ffisher come at age. I give unto my daughter Annie the wife of
Samuell Adkins five shillings within one year after my decease but if
my daughter Annie should come to want or poverty or other wayes constrained
by the unkindness of her husband, so that she come to want that then
it is my will she shall have a maintainence amongst the rest. Lastly
I ordaine constitute and appoint my beloved wife Margrett ffisher and
my eldest son Thomas ffisher to be my Executrix and Executor jointly
to administer of all & singular of this my estate And to dispose
thereof according as it is expressed in this my last will & testament
and also to take care of the rest of my children untill they com to
lawful age and that neither my wife nor my son Thomas shall at any time
act or doe anything touching the managing of this my estate without
the joint consent of both if it please God that they both live untill
the expiration and finishing thereof as witness my hand and seal this
sixth day of the twelfth month one thousand six hundred eightye five.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us Wm Emmett, Richard
(mark R C ) Coore, Ann (mark ?) Dougdull. (Probate Reg. Sussex County,
p. 95). Signed John ffisher (Seal). Letters Testamentary were granted
to Margrett ffisher and Thomas ffisher by Wm. Clark, deputy register
of the counties of Sussex and Kent 2/30/1686.
Will of Thomas Fisher of Sussex County, Delaware, son
of John and Margaret Fisher of Lewes:
In the name of God Amen, the seventeenth day of November
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirteen, I Thomas
Fisher of Sussex County upon Delaware being sick and weak in body but
of sound and perfect memory thanks be therefor to Almighty God and calling
to remembrance the uncertain estate of this transitory life and that
all flesh must yield unto death, when it shall please God to call, do
make constitute and ordain and declare this my last will and testament
in manner and form following, Revoking and annulling by these presents
all and every Testamt and Testamts Will and Wills heretofore by me made
and declared, either by word or writing and this is to be taken only
for my last Will and testamt and none other.
First I give and Committ my Soul unto Almighty God my
Savior and Redeemer and now for the settling of my temporall estate
and such goods Chattles, Lands and debts as it hath pleased God to bestow
upon me, I do order give and dispose the same in manner and form following
(that is to say) First I will that all those debts as I owe to any manner
of person or persons whatsoever shall be well truly paid.
Item – I give and bequeath to my son Jabez Maud
Fisher his heirs and assigns forever the Plantation whereon I now live
called Island with fifty acres of marsh land one hundred and ninety
one acres of land situate adjoining to the land of Eliz. Hill William
Fisher and Cornelius Wiltbank in the Broad Creek Neck, also one hundred
and fifty acres of land adjoining to the above land called by the name
of Brights Island.
Item – I give and bequeath to my son Joshua Fisher his heirs and
assigns forever Three Hundred acres of land with a plantation thereon
lying and being between the land that John Fisher now lives on and the
land of Baptist Newcomb, called by the name of Swan Hill, also five
hundred acres of land, being part of a tract of one thousand acres took
up by Alexander Mollison of John Kipshaven lying on the Cold Spring
at the head of Long Branch, as by the deed and Patents thereof may more
Item – I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Fisher her
heirs and assigns forever Five Hundred acres of land in Kent County
upon Delaware being part of a tract of Two thousand acres called Millford,
the which five hundred acres I purchased of David Roe.
Item – I give and bequeath to my two daughters Margery and Hester
Fisher and to the survivors of them, their heirs and assigns forever
that piece of land in quantity Thirty nine acres, being parts of two
tracts adjoining to the lands of Samuel Rowland and fronting the Creek
of Lewistown as may by the deeds and Patents more at large appear. I
likewise give unto my daughters one negro girl called Hannah.
Item – I give and bequeath unto my sons and Daughters, that House
Land and appurtenances which was left to me by my uncle John Hindle
the son of Brayan Hindle of Cletheroh to be equally divided between
them their heirs and assigns, excepting my loving wife Margery Fisher
her Thirds therein, whom I give full power, as if I were personally
present to imploy attorney or attorneys one or more under her as is
lawfull for the division of the said House Land and appurtenances for
the use of aforesaid.
Item – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Fisher her
heirs and assigns forever all and Singular those Horses, Mares and Cattle
that are known as hers and marked with her own mark.
Item – I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Fisher her
heirs and assigns forever all those Cattle that I have running on my
plantation now in tenancy of John Syms, together with their increase.
Item – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margery Fisher her
heirs and assigns forever, four cows and a young mare an a young horse
which came of a Sorrall mare that is now lost, to run here with their
Item – I give and bequeath unto my dughter Elizabeth Fisher her
heirs and assigns forever one negro girl called Doll, after my wifes
Item – I give and bequeath unto my son James Fisher his heirs
and assigns forever That House and Lotts in the Second Street of the
town of Lewis between the Lotts of Jacob Kollock and the Heir of Isaac
Item – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margret Fisher and
her heirs and assigns forever one Bond due unto me from Edward Williams
of Philadelphia, butcher, for Sixteen pounds.
Item – My Will and meaning is that my loving wife Margery Fisher
shall hold and enjoy all and singular the Lands before herein by me
bequeathed during her life, without impeachmt of waste, except that
five hundred acres of land in Kent County which I give my daughter Margery
provided that when my children comes to age that they shall be admitted
to seats on some part of their respective Land, without mollestation
of their mother.
Item – I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate
in what nature or kind soever it be unto my well beloved wife Margery
Fisher, whom I also by these presents constitute and appoint the whole
and Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament.
In Witness and conformation hereof I have hereunto put my hand and Seal
the day and year first within written.
Cornelius Wiltbank, Richard (his mark R) Williams, John (his mark) Lukecues.
Signed Tho. Fisher, (Seal).
John Fisher of Springfield in Philadelphia County
This John Fisher resided in Springfield Township, Philadelphia
County, at the time of his death between 8 December 1716 and 30 January
1717. His will named a wife Katharine; eldest son John; youngest son
Joseph (under age 21); eldest daughter Mary Regan, wife of Richard Regan;
and youngest daughter Sarah Fisher. He left 200 acres in Upper Dublin
Township, purchased from Nicholas Scull who also witnessed the will,
and a plantation on Sandy Run, which is near the line between Springfield
and Upper Dublin Townships. Edward Farmer was an overseer and William
Harmer was one of the executors.
The association of John Fisher, Nicholas Scull, William
Harmer and Edward Farmer in Upper Dublin Township suggests that this
John was probably one of the English-Irish Fishers. Joseph Fisher, Jaspar
Farmer and son Edward, Nicholas Scull, and Robert Turner all came from
Ireland and all were connected by marriages.
Joseph Fisher, merchant and Robert Turner, draper, came
from Dublin, Ireland in 1683, and purchased 5000 acres each, adjoining
in Upper Dublin Township, Philadelphia County. Nicholas Scull, original
owner of John Fisher’s 200 acres in Upper Dublin Township, came
from Cork in Ireland in 1685 aboard the “Bristol Merchant,”
a fellow passenger of George Fisher who was bonded to the Farmer family
of Cork. Alice Scull was a sister or sister-in-law of Major Jaspar Farmer,
who died in Philadelphia in 1685. Martha Fisher, sister of Joseph, married
Robert Turner. Joseph Fisher Jr. was apparently married to Mary Farmer.
William Harmer, joint executor to John Fisher’s will (with Katharine
Fisher), was a neighbor of Robert Turner, brother-in-law and business
partner of Joseph Fisher. Joseph Fisher, George Fisher, and Edward Farmer
were all named in the will of Thomas Terwood in 1696.
John Fisher Jr. was probably the one who married Ann Harmer,
daughter of George and Honour Harmer, in 1731. She was disowned for
marrying out of unity, which may have meant that John was no longer
a Quaker or he was her cousin. There was another John and Katharine
Fisher of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting who may have been relatives.
They were parents of a minor son George, buried in 1731. She died in
Springfield Township in Philadelphia County should not
be confused with Springfield Township in Chester County.
See the Thomas Holme land map, 1681/2, Philadelphia County.
LDS IGI File: Nicholas Scull, wife Mary, Cork, Ireland.
(Source not checked.)
Philadelphia Wills A-25, Maj. Jaspar Farmer, Sep 25 1685, 11 mo 2, 1685.
Overseers Mr. Turner, late of Dublin but now of Phila., draper, and
Capt. Thomas Holmes of Phila. A-22 Ellish Lincolne, Nov 13 1685, 9/16/1685,
signed on board, wit. Helen Mayow, who came on “Bristol Merchant”
with Jaspar Farmer.
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, V2 Philadelphia
Pg 443 Margery Fisher bur 9-1-1704, possible relative. Pg 362 George,
so John & Katherine, bur 2-24-1731. Katharine, w John d 1-9-1744.
Pg 523 Ann Fisher, formerly Harmer dis mou 1731,7,24.
LDS Film 0384851 Philadelphia MM Minutes Vol. 3 1730-1785
Pg. 10 27 of 6 mo. 1731. Ann Fisher, daughter of George & Honour
Farmer (Harmer?) of Philadelphia with John Fisher her present husband,
we testify against the said Ann Fisher…
History of Chester County, Futhey and Cope. Nicholas Scull came to Philadelphia
aboard the “Bristol Merchant,” 1685, bringing a number of
servants. Most of the passengers were from Ireland. Also on the ship,
the Farmer family (of Cork), George Fisher (servant to the Farmers),
Henry Hollingsworth, Jonathan Thatcher etc.
LDS Film 0021722 Philadelphia County Wills D-86 John Fisher
Signed 8 Dec 1716 Proved Jan 30, 1716/17.
In the Name of God Amen ye eighth day of December in ye
Year of our Lord 1716. I John ffisher of Springfield in the County of
Philadelphia in ye Province of Pensilvania Yeoman being very Sick and
Weak of Body but of perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be Given to God
therefore And knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to Dye,
I draft and Ordain this my Last Will and Testamt. That is to Say principally
and first of all I Give and Recommend my soul unto ye hands of my Creator
and for my Body I Recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian
like and Decent Manner at ye Discression of my Executrs hereafter Named
and now touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to
Bless me in this Life. I Give Devise and Dispose of the same in ye following
manner and form. Imprimus I Give And Bequeath to Katharine my Dearly
beloved Wife all my Personal Estate That is to Say such thereof as shall
remain after all my just Debt Together with ye Legacies hereafter mentioned
are Paid and Discharged out of ye same. Item I Give to my well beloved
Son John ffisher One hundred acres of Land Situate in ye Township of
Upper Dublin in ye County aforesd being Part of Two Hundred Acres bought
of Nicholas Scull by him freely to be Posessed and Enjoyed by him his
Heirs and Assigns for ever. And I also Give to him two Horses Called
Ball and Dub & Together with a Mare and Colt. Item I Give and Bequeath
to my Youngest Son Joseph ffisher One Hundred Acres of Land being part
of the Tract aforesd to be freely Enjoyed by him his Heirs and Assigns.
It is further my Will and Testamt that ye aforesd Land shall be divided
length Ways and my said Son John ffisher shall have his hundred Acres
Bounding on ye Land of Richard Regan. I also further Give and Bequeath
unto my Son Joseph ffisher the Sum of Ten Pounds towards the binding
him to a Trade to be Paid by my Exectrs at ye time of his being Bound
occasion be otherwise to be Paid unto him by the Exectrs aforesd when
he comes the age of Twenty One Years. I also Give unto my Eldest Daughter
Mary Regan ye Sum of five Shillings And unto my Son in Law Richard Regan
All my Wearing Apparel. I do likewise hereby Give and Bequeath unto
my Youngest Daughter Sarah Fisher the Sum of Ten Pounds to be Paid her
within one Year after my Decease by my Executrs out of my Personal Estate.
I do also hereby further Will and Ordain that my Exectrs hereafter Named
shall have full power to Sell or otherwise Dispose of my Plantation
at ye Sandy Run and the money arising therefrom either by Sale or otherwise
I Give unto my Wife Katherine during her Widdohood and afterward the
same to be Equally Divided between my four Children aforenamed. And
further more I do hereby Ordain my Wife Katherine Together with my ffriend
William Harmer Joynt Executrs of this my Last Will and Testamt And I
do hereby Utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannull all and every other
former Testamt Will Legacies Executrs by me in any ways before this
time Named Willed and Bequeathed Ratifying Confirming this and no other
to be my Last Will and Testamt. In Witness thereof I have hereunto Set
my Hand and Seal ye day and Year above written. John ffisher his (F)
mark. (Seal) Signed Sealed Pronounced and Declared by ye said John ffisher
as his last Will and Testamt in ye presence of us ye Subscribers Allen
fforster Mary fforster nicholas Scull.
Philda Jan ye 30th 1716. Then personally appeared Allen
fforster and Nicholas Scull two of the Witnesses to ye foregoing Will
and ye Said Allen fforster upon Oath and Solemn Affirmation and Nicholas
Scull upon his Solemn Affirmation according to Law did Declare that
they saw John ffisher ye Testator Sign Seal Publish and Declare ye same
as his Last Will and Testamt and that at the doing thereof he was of
Sound Mind Memory and Understanding to ye best of their knowledge. Coram
Petr Evans Reg Genl
Be it Remembered That the 30th day of January 1716 The
Last Will and Testamt of John ffisher Decd was Proved in one form of
Law and Probate and Letters of Admstn was granted to Katherine ffisher
one of the Exectrs therein Named the other Extrs having Renounced being
first attested according to Law Will and Justly to Administer and to
bring an Inventory of the Decd Estate into ye Registr Genrls Office
at Philada ye 28th day of ffebry next and also to Render Acct when Required
given under ye Seal of said Office. Pet: Evans Reg Genl
John Fisher of Bucks County, From Pardshaw in England
John Fisher of Bucks County came to Pennsylvania from
Cumberland in the north of England, and settled in Falls Township, Bucks
County in the year 1700. The genealogy of his family is well understood
except for one discrepancy. All records are consistent with this John
Fisher being a Quaker who was the son of John Fisher of Pardshaw in
Cumberland (on the northwest coast of England), except for one report
that he was the son of John Fisher and Sarah Hutchinson of Barmstone,
East Yorkshire. According to Thomas Maxwell Potts in his 1895 book “Our
Family Ancestors,” this notion is attributed to Mr. James A. Searight,
of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, author of “The Searight Family.”
John Fisher’s memorial upon his death in 1765 says he was from
Cumberland, and a Quaker certificate of removal from Pardshaw Crag Monthly
Meeting says he came from there in 1700. In 1769 John Fisher’s
daughter, Sarah Michener of Plumstead in Bucks County, referred to her
Uncle Joseph Fisher, her Uncle Robert, and her Aunt Elizabeth. These
names fit the Pardshaw Fishers but not the Barmstone Fishers. I have
concluded that the James Searight identification was in error (he did
not seem to have access to the certificate of removal from Pardshaw).
Pardshaw is in Cumberland in northwest England, near the
west coast (Now Cumbria). The village lies about 8 miles inland from
the coast cities of Whitehaven and Workington. The Quaker meeting was
at Dean, 1 ½ miles WNW of Pardshaw. John Fisher presented a certificate
from Pardshaw Crag Monthly Meeting to Falls Monthly Meeting in Bucks
County, dated 1700,3,26, and permission of his father was mentioned.
John Fisher married first Mrs. Mary Janney, widow of Jacob
Janney, and daughter of John and Hannah Hough, in 1710 at the Falls
Meeting House, Bucks County. Mary (Hough-Janney) Fisher was born 7 mo.
6, 1684, and died 11 mo. 21, 1711-12, aged 25 years, 4 months, and 15
days. John Fisher married, second, Elizabeth, daughter of John Scarborough,
October 29, 1719, at Buckingham Meeting House. They moved their Quaker
membership to Buckingham Monthly Meeting in 1721. Children: By Mary
a daughter Mary born 1711; by Elizabeth 10 children: Robert b. 1720,
Sarah b. 1722, John b. 1723, Elizabeth b. 1725, Hannah b. 1727, Joseph
b. 1729, Deborah b. 1733/4, Barak b. 1736, Samuel b. 1738, Katharine
John Fisher’s biographical sketch in the Pennsylvania
Archives says he was born in Cumberland and died at age 87 in 1765.
(Implying birth in 1678.) The biography says "He was a kind husband,
and a tender father to his large family of children, whom he educated
in plainness and sobriety."
Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Joseph Bess,
A representation presented to the members of parliament for Yorkshire,
being as follows, 1m 3 1678 “we have at this time made our appearance
with the rest of our neighbors in this city, in order to elect persons
to sit in parliament as the representatives of this county, and am being
now elected, we look upon it our duty to acquaint you with our grievance
decreeing that ye would endeavor to redress them."” John
Tithes taken 1683-1690 John Fisher of Barmstone.
John Fisher b. 12m 20 1672 son of John and Sarah of Barmstone
Samuel Fisher b. 11m 16 1674 son of John and Sarah of Barmstone (Hull
“Our Family Ancestors,” Thomas Maxwell Potts, 1895, LDS
“John Fisher of Barmstone, East Riding, Yorkshire, England, who
had espoused the faith of the Friends, married Sarah Hutchinson, of
Hornesy Burton, 3 mo. 14, 1672. John Fisher died 10 mo. 10, 1697, and
Sarah, his widow, 11 mo. 29, 1734. Both were buried near Burlington
(sic, Bridlington), in Yorkshire.
John Fisher was, without doubt, of the same family as the learned prelate,
John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, who was a native of the same locality,
and in 1535 beheaded by Henry VIII, of England, because he refused to
sanction the King’s divorce from his wife Catharine of Aragon,
and other questionable doings of the King. None of this family appear
to have come to this country except the eldest son John.
Children of John and Sarah (Hutchinson) Fisher.
1 John Fisher, b. 12 mo. 20, 1672; d. 2 mo. 12 1765. He m. 1st Mary
Janney, nee Hough. He m. 2nd Elizabeth Scarborough.
2 Samuel Fisher, b. 11 mo. 16 1674; d. 3 mo. 13 1696.
3 Francis Fisher b. 2 mo. 30 1677.
4 Thomas Fisher b. 6 mo 29 1679; d. 2 mo. 11 1735.
5 Sarah Fisher, b. 12 mo. 19, 1681.
6 Ann Fisher, b. 10 mo. 10 1684; d. 8 mo. – 1685.
7 Faith Fisher, b. 12 mo. 13 1689.
Footnote See Records of Hull Monthly Meeting of Friends, Yorkshire,
England, for entries of marriage, births, and deaths. Note. That John
Fisher, who settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was a son of John
and Sarah of Barmstone, is upon the authority of Mr. James A. Searight,
of Uniontown, Pa., author of “The Searight Family,” who
has investigated the question very thouroughly through family traditions
Pg. 225 John Fisher son of John and Sarah Hutchinson fisher, was born
12 mo. 20, 1672, at Barmstone, Yorkshire, England, and died 2 mo. 12,
1765, in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He came to
Pennsylvania about the year 1700 or shortly after. His settling in America
came about through a somewhat thrilling experience. Hon. Seth Fisher,
of Center, Rock County, Wisconsin, quoting from family memoirs prepared
by his grandfather, writes,
“John Fisher came from the north of England to Pennsylvania, and
settled in Bucks County, near the Falls of Delaware, working at his
trade, which was weaving. * * * He came to this country when quite a
young man, expecting to return to England, and embarked on a sailing
vessel for that purpose. When near the coast of Delaware, whey were
captured by pirates, stripped of everything and set on shore.”
Mr. Fisher further states that when his ancester was put on shore he
was allowed to retain a cane which he had brought from England. This
cane is now in the possession of the said Hon. Seth Fisher.
John Fisher was designated as weaver, and in 1710 was a resident of
Falls Township, Bucks County, but subsequently removed to Buckingham
John Fisher was a member of the Society of Friends and was very active
and prominent in the meetings. The first mention of John Fisher in the
minutes of Falls Monthly Meeting is under date of 8 mo. – 1703,
when a certificate was signed for him. The granting of a certificate
suggests that he may have been going away for awhile. The leaf containing
the minutes of the previous meeting is gone. There is nothing to show
when he became a member, as the book containing the record of certificates
is said to be lost. On 12 mo. 2, 1708, he was granted a certificate
to visit England. In the 3 mo. 1743, he was appointed an Elder in Falls
He married Mrs. Mary Janney, widow of Jacob Janney, and daughter of
John and Hannah Hough. Intentions of the marriage of John Fisher and
Mary Janney were declared at Falls Monthly Meeting, 2 mo. 5, 1710, and
the marriage accomplished at a meeting on 3 mo. 2, 1710, at Buckingham
Meeting House. The witnesses were, Joseph Kirkbride, Robert Scotcher,
Thomas Watson, Joseph Fell, Jeremiah Scaife and fifty nine others. Mary
(Hough-Janney) Fisher was born 7 mo. 6, 1684, and died 11 mo. 21, 1711-12,
aged 25 years, 4 months, and 15 days. He married, second, Elizabeth,
daughter of John Scarborough, October 29, 1719. The witnesses were,
Robert Smith, Henry Young, John Dawson, Thomas Bye, and fifty-five others.
She died 1 mo. 20, 1742.
The will of John Fisher, of Buckingham, Bucks County, “being weak
in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory,” etc., made
12 mo. 25, 1756, and proven March 13, 1765, is recorded at Doylestown,
in Will-Book No. 3, page 122. He names his sons Robert, Joseph, Barak,
and Samuel, and daughters Mary Butler, Elizabeth Stadling, Hannah Preston,
Sarah Michener, Deborah Fisher, and Katharine Fisher.
Child of John and Mary (Hough) Fisher.
1 Mary Fisher, b. 1 mo. 28, 1711; d. 1792; m. John Butler, 1 mo. 27,
Children of John and Elizabeth (Scarborough) Fisher
2 Robert Fisher, b. 7 mo. 19, 1720; will made 1784; unmarried.
3 Sarah Fisher, b. 2 mo. 11, 1722; d. 1812, m. Mordecai Michener, 10
mo. 21, 1748, and had children 1 William, 2 John, 3 Sarah, 4 Barak,
5 Hannah, 6 Deborah, 7 Mordecai, 8 Hannah, 9 Elizabeth; 10 Robert, 11
Katharine. Residence, New Garden, Pa.
4 John Fisher, b. 10 mo. 25, 1723; d. 4 mo. 9, 1752.
5 Elizabeth Fisher, b. 7 mo. 14, 1725; m. 1st Thomas Stradling, Jr.
12 mo. 13, 1744, and 2nd, Joseph Lees, 12 mo. 4, 1759.
6 Hannah Fisher, b. 4 mo. 13, 1727; d. about 1817; m. Paul Preston,
11 mo. 21 1753; and had children, 1 Deborah, 2 Samuel, 3 Ann, 4 Naomi,
5 Euphemia, 6 Paul, 7 Silas. Paul Preston, Sr., died 1806 in the 83rd
year of his age.
7 Joseph Fisher, b. 7 mo. 24, 1729; d. 1819; m. Ann Carey, 11 mo. 26,
1760, and had children, 1 Betty, 2 Joseph, 3 Elias, 4 Robert, 5 Jesse,
6 Sarah, 7 Samuel, 8 Hannah, 9 Ann.
8 Deborah Fisher b. 1 mo. 5 1733/4; m. Joseph Burgess, 12 mo. 21, 1757,
and had children, 1 Elizabeth, 2 Johnathan, 3 Tacy, 4 Jesse, 5 Thomas,
6 Sarah, 7 Martha, 8 John, 9 Daniel, 10 Letitia, 11 Joseph. They removed
to Maryland in 1774.
9 Barak Fisher, b. 2 mo. 19, 1736; d. 3 mo. 26 1784; m. Mary Butler,
(daughter of Thomas) 2 mo. 18 1761, and had children, 1 John, 2 Thomas,
3 Joseph, 4 Barak, 5 Sarah, 6 Mary, 7 Elizabeth, 8 Hannah, 9 Rebecca.
They removed to Frederick County, Virginia, in 1763. Footnote: Elizabeth
Fisher married Thomas Brownfield. Their daughter Rachel married Hon.
William Searight. These were the parents of James Allison Searight,
of Uniontown, Pa.
10 Samuel Fisher, b. 3 mo. 29, 1738; m. Margaret Dawes, 8 mo. 11, 1762,
and had children, 1 Ruth, 2 Samuel, 3 Joseph, 4 Eunice, 5 Josiah. They
removed to Maryland in 1774.
11 Katharine Fisher, b. 4 mo. 28, 1740, m. William Hartley, 11 mo. 30
(End of “Our Family” Excerpt.)
Quaker Marriages, Burials & Births 1652-1773, Hull
1668 12 11mo Mary Fisher mar John Sugden of Frodingham. Wit John Fisher
1672 14 3mo John Fisher of Barmstone mar Sarah Hutchinson of Hornsey
Burton. Wit Thomas Naylor, Tho Pearson, Tho Thomson, John Breck?, Samll
Dumbleton, Fran. Norton, Wm Wilkinson, James Robson, Samuel Pearson,
Fran. Jackson, -- Gould, -- Seller?, Wm Foster, Fran. Fisher, Fraun.
Hutchinson, Tho. Hutchinson, Ann Stringer, Ann Hodgen?Watson?
1672 John the sonne of John Ffisher and Sarah his wife of Barmstone
was borne the 20th day of the 12 month 1672.
1674 Samuel Ffisher sonne of John Fisher & Sarah his wife of Barmstone
was born Ye 16th day of the 11th month 1674.
1677 Ffrancis the Sonne of John Fisher and Sarah his wife of Barmstone
was borne the 30th day of the 2nd month 1677.
1679 Thomas Ffisher Sonne of John Fisher and Sarah his wife was born
the 29th day of the first month in the year 1679.
1681 Sarah the daughter of John Ffisher of Barmston and Sarah his wife
was Borne the 19th day of 12th mon. 1681.
1684 Ann the Daughter of John Ffisher and Sarah his wife of Barmstone
was Borne the 10th day of the 10th month 1684.
1689 Faith the daughter of John Ffisher & Sarah his wife was borne
the 13th day of 12th month 1689.
1685 Ann Ffisher the daughter of John Ffisher and Sarah his wife was
buried the – of the 8 month 1685.
1696 Samuell Ffisher the Son of John Ffisher and Sarah his wife of Barmston
was buried the 13 of the 3 month 1696.
1697 John Fisher of Barmston was buried the 10 day of the 10 month 1697.
1734 Sarah Fisher relict of John Fisher formerly of Barmston was buried
in Friends Burial place near Burlington ye 29th of 11th month 1734 aged
1735 Thomas Fisher son of the above named John and Sarah Fisher was
buried in the Friends Burying place near Burlington ye 11th of 2 month
1680, John Fisher wit at mar of Wm Harrison & Ann
1700 Thomas Fisher wit at wedding of James Rich? & Rachel Turner.
1688 John Fisher witness to mar of Thomas Skipton & Althea Harper?
Also wit Sarah Fisher.
1695 Francis Fisher wit at mar of Thomas Thomson 2 4mo 1695.
1700 Thomas Fisher witness mar of Wm Simpson & Ann Hollewell/Halladay?
1702?6? 3 1mo Francis Fisher witness mar Milton Walker & Eleanour
1706 Francis Fisher, Thomas Fisher, Faith Fisher, Sarah Fisher wit mar
-- Morley & -- Turner.
1711 Faith Fisher wit mar.
1712 Sarah Fisher, Francis Fisher, Thomas Fisher wit mar.
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Hinshaw, Falls
MM, Bucks Co. Pa.
Pg. 996 Fisher, John rocf Pardsaw Cragg MM, Eng., dtd 1700,3,26.
1710,3,2 Fisher, John, Bucks Co., m Mary Janney, Bucks Co., at Falls
1719,10,29 Fisher, John, Bucks co., m Elizabeth Scarbrough, dt John,
Bucks Co., at Meeting House in Buckingham Twp.
1721,7,6 Fisher, Elizabeth gct Buckingham MM
1721,7,6 Fisher, John & w gct Buckingham MM
LDS Film 020459 Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co. Pa. Marr
1699-1759, Births, Deaths 1693-1788.
Pg. 15 Marriages John Fisher wit. marriage of Samuel Baker of Makefield,
Co. Bucks & Rachel Warder of Falls Twp 4, 9m, 1703. Among other
witnesses Nathan Baker, Rachel Bunting, Thomas Canby …
Pg. 29 John Fisher wit. wedding … 1704?
Pg. 49 John Fisher wit. wedding … 11 4m 1706 … among wit.
was Samuel Baker …
Pg. 54,55,56 John Fisher among wit. to a wedding, among other witnesses
were Samuel Baker, Tho. Canby, Edward Radcliffe, Phebe Radcliffe, Margret
Baker, Rachel Baker … 19, 8m, 1708.
Pg. 67 John Fisher of Falls Twp, & Mary Janney of Makefield married
2, 3m, 1710. Samuel Baker was a witness.
Pg. 70 John & Mary Fisher were witnesses at a wedding 1711/12?.
Among witnesses Samuel & Rachel Baker.
Pg. 86 John Fisher wit. at a wedding, 1712. Among witnesses, Samuel
Pg. 88 John Fisher wit. at wedding, 1713. One of witnesses was Rachel
Pg. 101 John Fisher of Makefield, Elizabeth Scarbrough of Solebury married
29, 10m 1719. Among witnesses were Samuel Baker, John Dyer, Tho. Canby,
Esther Canby. In last column of witnesses, usually relatives, Tho. Canby
Jr., Benjaman Canby.
Pg. 105 John Fisher wit. at wedding of William Wilkinson of Bristol
Twp & Margaret Baker of same 5 4m 1722. Among witnesses Tho. Canby,
Tho. Canby, Richard Radcliffe & Phebe Radcliffe, Rachel Baker, John
Hall, Anne Mary Baker …
Pg. 129 John Fisher wit. at marr. Of Richard Large of Buckingham Twp
& Hester Hamer? of Bristol Twp 1705.
Pg. 149 John ffisher at wedding of John Baldwin of Makefield & Ann
Pg. 156 John ffisher at wedding of Samuel Baker of Wakefield & Sarah
Pg. 162 William Fisher witness at wedding of Abel Janney & Sarah
Baker dau. of Samuel Baker ….
Pg. 167 John ffisher of Falls Twp, Weaver marr Mary Janney of Makefield
Pg. 170 John and Mary ffisher guests at marr of Joshua Chessman &
Pg. 185 John Fisher guest at marr of George Clough & Pleasant Hogue
Pg. 188 John ffisher guest at marr. Of Samuel Coombe & Hannah Ellet
Pg. 206 John ffisher guest at marr of William Atkinson & Margaret
Births & Burials
Pg. 11 Mary dau. of John & Mary ffisher b. 28, 1m 1711.
Pg. 25 Robert son of John & Elizabeth Fisher b. 18, 7m, 1720.
LDS Film 0020455 Burlington MM B&D Certificates Received
1721 Samuel Fisher marr. Sarah Lane. (This Samuel was prob. son of John
Fisher of Bucks County, Makefield Twp. who came from Pardshaw, Cumberland
or Barmstone near Bridlington, East Yorkshire in 1700.)
LDS Film 0387861 Falls MM Minutes 1683-1767.
Pg. 163 7 mo 1703 (Only a few fragments remain of this page; a certificate
of unknown type.) “John Fisher a… …nted this meeting
with his J… …ueing In …te … clearness …
Pg. 164 9 mo 1703 John Fisher certificate signed this mtg.
Pg. 245 John ffisher acquainted this meeting of his intentions of going
for England by the first opportunity and desires a Certificate. Abel
Janney, Samll Baker appointed. 11 mo 1708. Pg. 246 cert. Signed.
Pg. 259 John Fisher & Mary Janney 1st time. Thomas Watson, Samuel
Baker enquire 1 mo 1709/10. Pg. 260 approved. Pg. 262 accomplished.
LDS Film 0216700 Falls MM Certificates of Removal 1680-1689
Pg. 46 “Our Friend Dawson” from the meeting at Rudley in
the county of Halford. 30, 2m, 1711. One of signers was William Fisher.
(no known connections).
LDS Film 0384851 Philadelphia MM Minutes Vol. 3 1730-1785
Pg. 10 27 of 6 mo. 1731. Ann Fisher, daughter of George & Honour
Farmer (Harmer?) of Philadelphia with John Fisher her present husband,
we testify against the said Ann Fisher…
Bucks Co. Deed Records 1684-1763, Davies, John David Gen
D262 Bucks Co. Clayton Lib Houston
Pg. 124 (162) 15 Mar 1711. John & Mary Fisher, weaver, of Bristol,
Bucks Co. Pa to Willoughby Warder Jr., yeoman, of Bucks Co. Pa., L33,
72 acres … Bristol Twp … line of Edward Radcliffe. Signed
John Fisher & Mary Fisher. Wit. Lemuel Olddale & Tho. Rogers.
Pg. 127 (198) 6 Sep 1712, Wm White, Yeoman, of Makefield, Bucks Co.,
Pa. to John Fisher, weaver of same, 100 acres … line of Joshua
Hoope. Signed Wm. White. Wit. Jeremiah Langhorne & Wm. Biles. Pg.
200 John Fisher, weaver, of Makefield, Bucks Co., Pa. to Samuel Baker,
yeoman of same, L116, 100 acres … line of Joshua Hoope Signed
John Fisher. Wit. Jeremiah Langhorne, Geo. Brady & Wm. Biles.
Pg. 133(278) 12 Nov 1713, John Fisher, weaver, of Makefield Twp, Bucks
co. Pa. to John Palmer, yeoman, of same, L100, 100 acres … line
of John Palmer and Joshua Hoope, John White and Leanard Champion. Signed
John Fisher. Wit. John Sotcher, David Palmer & Jeremiah Langhorne.
Pg. 355 (506) 5 Jun 1758. Anthony & Mary Burton, wheelwright, of
Bristol Twp., Bucks Co. Pa. mortgage to John Fisher, merchant, of Phil.,
Phil. Co. Pa., owes L200. 142.75 acres … Bristol Twp … line
of Wm Biles, John Burgess, Thomas Terry, Tho. Watson & Solomon Warder.
Signed Anthony Burton & Mary Burton. Wit. Gabriel Vanhorn &
Pg. 379 (144) 22 May 1760, Tho. & Hannah Worthington, yeoman, of
Southampton, Bucks co. Pa. mortgage to John Fisher, merchant, of Phil.,
Phil. Co. Pa., owes L150, 102 acres … Southampton Twp. …
line of George Shaw, Richard Leadom & James Prichard. Signed Tho.
Worthington & Hannah Worthington. Wit. Jonathan Walton & Joseph
Pg. 411 (399) 7 May 1762. Wm. & Rachel Dillion … to John Fisher
gent. Of Phil. Upper Makefield L147, 154 acres. Line of John Chapman,
James Dillion, Wm. Smith & Joseph Hampton … Signed Wm. Dillion
& Rachel Dillion. Wit. Nich. Waln & Hick Hughes.
Pg. 412 (413) 1 Mar 1762. Mary Linton, widow, of Northampton Twp. Bucks
Co. Pa. to Robert & Mary Walker, husbandman, of Newtown Twp, Bucks
Co. to dau. Mary Walker 278 acres Buckingham Twp. Line of Joseph Pike,
John Smith, Philip Woods, Joseph Fisher & John Fisher. Nehemiah
Blackshaw, devised 1743 to dau. Mary Linton. Wit. Rich. Gibbs, Lawrence
Pg. 380 (151) 15 Jun 1760 Edward Dyer, Yeoman, of Nrthampton Twp., Bucks
Co. Pa. Mortgage to John Fisher, merchant, of Phil. Phil. Co. Pa. L150,
200 acres … Northampton Twp. … line of Simon Vanestol, Abraham
Vanhorn, Samuel Dyer, James Dyer, Cuthbert Hayhurst. Signed Edward Dyer.
Wit. John Strickland & Paul Issac Voto.
Pg. 416 (449) 23 Aug 1762 Tho. & Martha Merrick of Upper Makefield
Twp. Mort. To Joshua Fisher merch. Of Phil. Owes L1000. 260 acres -
line of Joseph Hamton, James McNein & Sam Merrick. Signed Tho. Merrick
& Martha Merrick. Wit. John Ross, John Knowles & John Beaumont.
LDS Film 0216700 Falls MM Certificates of Removal 1680-1689
Pg. 27 John Fisher certificate from Pardshaw Crag MM 2 3m 1700. Has
father’s consent. Signed Isaac Fallowfield, Thomas Tiffin (Fisher?),
John Gibb, John Nelson, Yanceld ffearon, Isaac Wilson.
Pennsylvania Vital Records, Baltimore Gen. Pub Co 1983
974.8 P415 at Clayton Lib Houston TX.
Biographical Sketches, Index xxxiii 156.
Pg. 237 John Fisher. John Fisher was born in Cumberland, in the north
of England, in the year 1678. When a young man, he removed to Pennsylvania,
and settled at Buckingham, in Bucks county. Being an exemplary, consistent
Friend, manifesting by his life and conversation, that he was walking
in the Truth, he was appointed an elder in this Monthly Meeting, the
duties of which arduous service, his memorial states, “he discharged
with great steadiness and moderation.” He was constant in the
attendance of religious meetings, whilst his health would permit, “and
appeared a steady waiter therein for the arising of Divine life and
power.” “He was a kind husband, and a tender father to his
large family of children, whom he educated in plainness and sobriety.
In his dealings he was punctual and honest. His industry in providing
for the necessities of this life, was blest with a sufficiency. With
this he appeared remarkably content, and, in the moderate using thereof,
was no less exemplary. The sweet remembrance of his pious life, great
tenderness, goo counsel and patience under afflictions, seasoned with
a renewed sense of Divine goodness, greatly refreshed the minds of his
Friends and relations at his burial.” His decease took place in
the Second month, 1765, being eighty-seven years of age. “We doubt
not but he laid down his head in peace with the Lord, and he left a
good savour behind him.”
LDS Film 0020455 Burlington MM B&D Certificates Received
From “Pardsey Crag” MM 25th of 7th mo 1703 Peter Fearon,
one of signatures was John Fisher. (This John Fisher may have been the
father who gave his permission for John Fisher’s certificate in
1700 to come to Pa; the son settled in Bucks County. Another certificate
in 1712, Peter Fearon returning from Pardshaw Crag to America.
Index of Bucks Co. Pa. Wills/Adms 1684-1850, Williams
974.8 W726 Bucks, at Clayton Gen Lib, Houston.
Fisher, John 1765, Buckingham Will 1171.
Bucks County Pa Tax Records 1693-1778 McNealy & Waite
974.8 M169 at Clayton Lib, Houston TX.
Fisher, Barak 1762, Plumstead Twp.
Fisher, Joseph 1763 Plumstead Twp.
Fisher, Robert 1778 Buckingham Twp.
Fisher, John 1771 Buckingham Twp.
Fisher, William 1778 Buckingham Twp.
Fisher, George 1751, 1778 Solebury Twp.
Fisher, Nicholas 1771, Rockhill Twp.
LDS Film 00441395 English Friends Records, Cumberland
& Northumberland Quarterly Mtg. Marr, Bir, Burials 1648-1729 copied
by Gilbert Cope.
1650 Samuel Fisher son of Thomas & Dorothy Fisher of Lowenside b.
5m 0 1650.
1655 Ann Borrenskel dau of John of Isell Old Park marr Cudbert Fisher
of Isell Ould Park, at John Borrenskel’s House 8 mo 1655. Pardshaw
1659 Sarah Hutchinson dau of Hugh & Elizabeth of ?derop?–
in Allendale. b. 9m 10 1659. Pardshaw MM.
1661 Isabell Fisher of Embleton marr Thomas Fawcett of Eaglesfield 7m
4 1661. Pardshaw MM.
1664 John Fisher of Usebridge (Ewesbridge) marr Elizabeth Hall of Little
Broughten, 9m 13 1664. Pardshaw Crag MM.
1665 Ann Fisher dau of Thomas & Dorothy b. 3m 1 1665. Pardshaw MM.
1665 Joseph Fisher son of John of Ewesbridge b. 7m 26 1665. Pardshaw
1665 Elizabeth Fisher of Westray, parish of Embleton marr Peter Hudson
of “The Crag” in Seckmurthy, parish of Cockermouth 9m 29
1665 at Sunderland (near Cockermouth). Pardshaw MM.
1666 George Fisher son of Thomas & Dorothy b. 5m 18 1666. Pardshaw
1666 Jane Fisher of Westray marr John Fawcett of Eaglesfield 9m 1 1666.
1666 Anne Fisher marr Christopher Grave 9m 4 1666, Pardshaw MM.
1667 Leonard Fisher of Kirkhouse bur. 3m 7 1667 at Coalebacke.
1668 Sarah Fisher of Whytefield, dau of Leonard at Kirkhouse, bur. 4m
2 1668. Pardshaw MM.
1668 Mary Fisher dau of John, Old Park b. 1m3 1668. Pardshaw MM.
1672 Sarah Fisher dau of John Fisher of Whitefield b. 9m 3 1672. Pardshaw
1681 Judith Fisher dau of John of Whitefield b. ?m 8 1681. Pardshaw
1685 Jonathan Fisher son of John of Whytefield b. 8m 30 1685. Pardshaw
1676 John Fisher son of John of Whitefield b. 2m 3 1676. Pardshaw MM.
1689 Elizabeth Fisher of Whytefield, wife of John, bur. 4m 2 1689. Pardshaw
1690 Judeth Fisher of Threapland bur. 2m4 1690. Pardshaw MM.
1690 Dorothy Fisher of Isell Ould Parke (Place), Cumberland marr John
Udall of Ryall(Rydall), Westmoreland 10m 17 1690 at Bewaldeth. Pardshaw
1699 Ann Fisher of Old Park bur. 1m 2 1699. Pardshaw MM.
1702 John Fisher son of John bur. 2m 6 1702. Pardshaw MM.
1702 Eleanor Fisher dau of Thomas Fisher of Graysothen bur. 4m 7 1702.
1703 Sarah Bacon of Graysothen marr Thomas Fisher of Graysothen 4m 3
1703, at Pardshaw Crag MM.
1705 Sarah Fisher dau of Thomas & Sarah of Graysothen b. 4m 3 1705.
1709 Sarah Adcock dau of Wm of Isell mar Edward Fisher of Sunderland
(near Cockermouth), Cumberland 3mo 11 1709. Pardshaw MM.
1709 John Fisher of Cleah bur. 4m 1 1709 at Tiffenthwaite?, Holme MM.
1710 Joseph Fisher son of Edward of Sunderland b. 3m 26 1710. Pardshaw
1712 Hannah Fisher dau of Edward b. 9m25 1712. Pardshaw MM.
1714 Mary Fisher dau of Edward b. 9m25 1714. Pardshaw MM.
1716 John Fisher Sr. formerly of Isaal Mtg d. at Cockermouth, bur. 4m
23 1716. Pardshaw MM.
1716 Jane Fisher dau of Edward b. 8m 16 1716. Pardshaw MM.
1719 James Fisher bur. 7m 16 1719. Pardshaw MM.
1719 Jonathan Fisher of Shatton? Marr Mary Spencer 1719 11m 5. Pardshaw
1720 Judeth Fisher marr Jacob Fell 7m 4 1720. Pardshaw MM.
1720 Sarah Fisher dau of Jon. & Mary b. 8m28 1720. Pardshaw MM.
1721 Mary Fisher dau of Jon. B. 9m20 1721. Pardshaw MM.
1725 John Fisher son of Edward b. 2m 18 1725. Pardshaw MM.
1727 Joseph Fisher son of Thomas & Anne of Graysothen b. 12m 27
1727. Pardshaw MM.
Memorandum That I John Fisher of Buckingham in the County of Bucks &
Province of Pensylvania being weak of Body but of sound disposing Mind
& Memory knowing the Mortality of my Body & that it is appointed
for all Men once to die; do make & ordain this my last Will &
Testament Recommending my Soul to God that gave it & my Body to
be buried decently at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named.
I dispose of my Worldly Estate as followeth viz
Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son Robert Fisher (whom
I also constitute make & ordain my Executor of this my last Will
& Testament) all & Singular my Lands Messuages & Tenements
situate in Buckingham aforesd & in Plumstead in ye same County &
together with all my real & personal Estate to him & to his
Heirs & Assigns for ever, excepting one Feather Bed & Bedding
& my wearing apparel & excepting such other Legacies as are
by me hereafter devised & mentioned to be paid by my Sd Son Robert
Fisher out of my said estate.
Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Butler the Sum of five
pounds to be paid to her or to her Heirs or assigns in Eighteen Months
after my decease.
Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Elisabeth Stradling the
Sum of Five Pounds lawful Money of Pensylvania to be paid to her or
to her Heirs or Assigns within two Years & a half after my decease.
Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah Preston the Sum of
Five Pound Lawful money as above to be paid to her as to her Heirs or
Assigns within three Years & a half after my decease.
Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Michener the Sum of
Five Pounds lawful Money as above to be paid to her or to her Heairs
or Assigns within four Years & a half after my decease.
Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Deborah Fisher the Sum of
Five pounds to be paid to her within five Years & a half after my
Decease And likewise a Cow to be chosen by her self from among my Cattle
& delivered to her upon Demand And likewise a great Pot or twenty
Shilings in Money which she shall chuse.
Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Katherine Fisher the Sum
of Five Pounds to be paid to her within six Years & a half after
my decease & likewise one Cow to be chosen by herself from among
my Cattle & delivered to her upon Demand & likewise a Great
Pot or twenty Shillings in Money which she shall choose.
Item I give & bequeath unto my Son Joseph Fisher the Sum of Forty
shillings to be paid to him his Heirs or Assigns within Seven Years
after my decease.
Item I give & bequeath unto my Son Barak Fisher the Sum of ten Pounds
to be paid to him his Heirs or Assigns within Eight Years after my decease.
Item I give & bequeath unto my Son Samuel Fisher the Sum of ten
Pounds to be paid to him his Heirs or Assigns within Nine Years after
Item It is my Will that if any of my Children above mentioned Should
die before they have received their said Legacies as are above bequeathed
to them without Heirs of their own Bodies or lawful assigns to receive
the same that then & in such case all such Legacies shall be paid
among the Survivors or to such of them & in Such Manner as the deceased
Legatees shall have last appointed before their decease excepting only
my Son Robert whom I hereby exclude from claiming any Right to any such
Legacy or Legacies.
Item I do hereby constitute & appoint my Son Robert Fisher above
mentioned to be my whole & sole Executor of this my last Will &
Testament And of my whole Estate both real & Personal & of all
my Goods & Chattels both moveable & immovable desiring of him
my Sd Executor to dispose of ye same according to the true Intent &
Meaning thereof And I do hereby disannul all my former Wills & Testaments
by me heretofore made whether by Word or writing Ratifying & confirming
this & no other to be my last Will & Testament & desiring
it to be executed accordingly. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand & Seal this fifteenth Day of the Twelfth Month in ye Year
of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & fifty Six. 1756.
Signed Sealed published & pronounced by ye Sd Testater as his last
Will & Testament in the presence of
Matthew Beans (Signed) John ffisher (Seal)
Bucks Co. The 13th Day of March Anno Dominie 1765. Then
appeared Mathew Beans and Paul Preston, Two of the witnesses to the
within written Will and upon their Solemn Affirmations According to
Law, did Severally declare and affirm that they were Personally Present
and Saw and heard John Fisher the Testater Sign Seal, Publish, and declare
the within Writing to be his Last Will And Testament and that of the
doing thereof He was of Sound Mind Memory and Understanding to the best
of their Knowledge. Before me Richd Gibb Dep Regr. By Virtue of a Commission
from the Regr General And by the Direction of Saml Growden Depty Regr.
Bucks County Pa Be it Remembered That On the 13 Day of
(March?) 1765? The Last Will and Testament of John Fisher deceasd was
Duly proved According to Law and Probate and Letters Testamentary were
granted to Robert Fisher as the Executor therein named & being since
Solemnly Affirmed well and ffaithfully to Administer the Goods Chattels,
Rights and Credits of the said Deceased and to Exhibet a Just and True
Inventory thereof into the Registers Office of the said County of Bucks
in One Month after ye ?? Date hereof and a Just and True Account of
his Administration when therefor Required to Render Winess my Hand and
the Seal of the said Office the Day and Year aforesaid. Richd Gibbs
Dep Regr By Virtue of a Commission of the ?? And by the Direction of
Saml Growden Depy Regr.
An Inventory of the Goods, Chattels, Rights & Credits
of John Fisher late of Buckingham deceased view’d & appris’d
the 5th Day of March 1765.
L S d
(Excepted in the Will)
What remains of his Apparrel (the most Part having been 5 - 0 - 0
consumed by Fire some little Time before his Decease)
A Feather Bed & Bedding 8 - 0 - 0
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Chaff Beds & Bedding 12 - 0 - 0
A Pine Chest & a Box 0 - 18 - 0
A half Dozen of old Chairs 0 - 12 - 0
An Old Dough Trough & an old Table 0 - 7 - 6
3 Iron Pots & a Skillet 1 - 10 - 0
A Bake Iron Grid Iron & Frying Pan 0 - 18 - 0
A Pair of Tongs Fire Shovels & Pot Racks 0 - 10 - 0
Steel Yards; Box Iron & Heaters 0 - 12 - 0
Pails Dishes etc in a Closet 0 - 13 - 3
A Tub, Bucket & Churn 0 - 5 - 0
A Hatchet, Hammer, Gimblet & some old Iron 0 - 5 - 0
A Long Wheel, a Reel & Hatchet 1 - 0 - 0
A Little Wheel & Swifts a Tub 2 Baskets etc 0 - 10 - 0
A Candlestick, Crewet, Glass & Plate & Tobacco Box 0 - 3 - 0
2 Bibles 1 - 2 - 6
Thomas Chalkly Journal & some other Books 0 - 10 - 0
A Grind Stone 0 - 3 - 0
2 Axes a Mall & Wedges & 3 old Howes 0 - 18 - 0
A Sled, Swingle Trees & Irons 0 - 6 - 0
A Cart & Cart Geers 5 - 0 - 0
A Plow & Plow Irons & SwingleTrees 1 - 10 - 0
A Harrow 0 - 19 - 0
Plough Geers 0 - 12 - 0
A Brake, Forks, Rakes Fan & Riddles 0 - 16 - 0
6 Bags 0 - 12 - 0
- - - - - - -
all on this Side 32 - 12 - 3
A Red Cow 5 - 0 - 0
A Red Cow with a Bell on 4 - 0 - 0
A Brindle Cow 4 - 5 - 0
2 Brindle Heifers 6 - 10 - 0
2 Yearling Calves 2 - 10 - 0
6 Sheep 3 - 0 - 0
7 Small Swine 2 - 10 - 0
A Bald Horse 8 - 0 - 0
A Bay Horse 6 - 0 - 0
An Old Horse 0 - 15 - 0
A Colt 8 - 0 - 0
9 Bushels of Wheat & 7 ½ Bushels of Rye 3 - 8 - 7
20 Acres of Corn in the Ground 25 - 0 - 0
all on this Side 78 -18 - 7
brought over 32 -12 - 3
Whole Amount 111 - 10 - 10
View’d & appris’d on the 5th Day of March
Anno Domini 1765. By us Samuel Wilson, Philip Parry.
From Sophie Fisher, Flint Michigan who got this from Marilyn
Opfer, 10202 Ranger Rd, Fairfax Va 22030.
“The following letter is written back to England
by Sarah Fisher Michener:
Plumstid the 27th day of the 9 month 1769
Loving cousen this is to let thee know we are all of us
in good halth at present desiring it may find thee ye same – we
have not had a letter from any of you since one from Uncle Joseph Fisher
in the year 174? Brother Robert Fisher has sent sevrel but has had no
anser this being the first oppertunity that I have had since I was marred
and I was glad of it that I mite let thee no that my deer father is
dead. He departed this life the 12 day of 2 month and was bured the
15 in the year 1765 at Buckingham Meeting house on our week meeting
and it was a large burel and a good meeting we had Blesed by our God
for it. He was a tender loving father and a good neighbor he was an
alder of our meeting as long as he was capable for age and was blind
fore years before he died but was very patient and cape his senses and
his ////? Preserved and his memmorul read well in meeting. He died at
my hous brother John Fisher is dead he died 17 years ago but all the
rest of us is yet alive and marred but Robert he is not and he lives
on Fathers place but Brother Barok Fisher lives in Virginia and is like
to do well but Joseph Fisher and Brother Samuel Fisher lives in these
parts. My husbands name is Mordecai Michener and I have had 11 children
William, John, Sarah, Barok, Hannah, Deborah, Mordecai, Hannah, Elizabeth,
Robert, Catherine we buried one Hannah the rest is all alive.
------/------/-----/? Most a year ago -----/-----/? To send me word
whear Uncel Joseph is yet alive or no for I long to hear from you all
tho unknown but not forgotten and I desire that we may never forget
one another the the sakes of our dear parents but send to one another
as ofton as we can I desire thee to send me word whear Uncel Joseph
Fisher is yet alive and to hear any of Unkel Roberts children is yet
alive or not or Aunt Elizabeth children if there is I should be glad
if thee would send to us for my love is to you all I desire thee to
send me word how long ago it is since they father died and whether thee
is married and how many children thee has and their names so no more
at this time but my kind love to thee and all my relations thear.
I live near Plumstid meeting hous in Bucks County.”
Also from Marilyn Opfer, the certificate of John Fisher
which was presented to Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co. Pa., father
of the above Sarah Fisher Michener.
From our Men’s Monthly Meeting held at Pardshew
Cragg the second day of the 3rd month 1700. To friends in Pennsylvania.
Dear Friends as we have measurably witnessed the love of God, and the
Divine spring of life, among us, which hath drawn us to a near fellowship
one with another, and in the aboundings of the same love we salute you,
desiring that, hence, mercy and truth may plentifully dwell amongst
you and be oft by you. The occasion of these few lines is upon the account
of our friend, John Fisher, the bearer hereof, who hath given us to
understand his intentions of transporting himself to live in Pennsylvania,
and hath also his father’s consent along with him in it, and diverse
friends bearing him record that he hath walked orderly amongst us, and
is of a sober life and good conversation, and hath left all things here
clear, not only on the accord of debt, but also in respect of marriage,
as being clear from all women upon that concern, so far as we know or
have heard. We also desire that he may so mind the fear of God, in all
his undertakings, that it may keep him from evil in this life.
John Fisher of Township of Bristol, County of Bucks and
wife Mary sold 72 ½ acres of land in Bristol Township for 33
Pounds, 13 Shillings on March 16, 1710 to Willoughby Warder, Jr. This
land was part of what Mary inherited from Jacob Janney.
John Fisher bought 100 acres of land from William White located in Makefield
Township for 116 Pounds on September 5, 1712. At the same time he mortgaged
it to Samuel Baker.
He sold 80 acres of it to John Palmer on November 12, 1713 for 100 Pounds.
John Fisher married Elizabeth Scarborough, daughter of John Scarborough
at the Monthly Meeting in Buckingham Township on October 29, 1719. She
died January 20, 1742.
Mary (daughter by 1st wife Mary Janney) born Jan 28, 1711. Married –
Robert – Born July 19, 1720.
Sarah – Born Feb 11, 1722. Married Mordecai Michener.
John – Born Oct 25 1723 Died Apr 9 1852
Elizabeth – Born July 14, 1725, Married Thomas Stradling
Hannah – Born April 13, 1727 Married Paul Preston.
Joseph – Born July 24 1729 Married Ann Carey.
Deborah – Born January 5, 1733 Married Joseph Burgess
Catharine – Born Apr 28 1740 Married William Hartley.
John Fisher of Horsington in Somerset
John Fisher of Horsington in Somerset was indentured
in Bristol in 1684, to serve Nicholas Rideout of Shaftsbury, Dorset
for 5 years in Pennsylvania. He embarked aboard the “Maryland
Merchant.” Nothing more has been found regarding his fate.
The Complete Book of Emigrants, Coldham Eng 942 C688.
Pg. 491 Apprenticed in Bristol 16 Oct 1684: John Fisher of Horsington,
Somerset to Nicholas Ridout of Shaftsbury, Dorset, 5 yrs Pennsylvania
by “Maryland Merchant.”
LDS Film 1470876 Somerset Bishops Transcripts B, M, Bur.
Horsington – No Fishers found. Searched for John Fisher of Horsington,
Joseph Fisher of Ireland and Philadelphia
Joseph Fisher came to Philadelphia from Dublin County,
Ireland in 1683. The “Lion” of Liverpool arrived 14, 8 month
(October) 1683 with members of the Turner and Fisher families. Robert
Turner, late of Dublin, merchant, brought a child Martha and a number
of servants (including the Chester County surveyor Henry Hollingsworth).
The Fisher group included Joseph Fisher and Elizabeth Fisher his wife,
late of Stillorgan Parish in southeast Dublin County in Ireland, yeoman,
borne in Elton in Cheshire; their children Moses, Joseph, Mary, and
Martha, and a number of servants. From this it is evident that Joseph
Fisher’s first wife, Isabel (Newmarch) Fisher, born in Yorkshire
but married in 1671 to Joseph Fisher at Rathfarnum in Dublin County,
Ireland, had died and he had married a wife Elizabeth, but no records
have been found.
Fisher families lived along both banks of the Mersey River
in England, as early as the reign of Henry VIII. On the Lancashire side,
Fishers appear by 1588 in the parish records of Liverpool, and within
a few decades appeared in many other parishes of the area. On the Cheshire
side of the river, Fisher families can be found in the parish records
as early as 1567.
The Fishers of Thornton le Moors Parish, on the Cheshire
side of the Mersey, were ancestors of Joseph Fisher of Stillorgan, Union
of Monkstown in Dublin County, Ireland. Thornton is a parish in the
hundred of Eddisbury, county of Chester, comprising the townships of
Dunham, Elton, Hapsford, Thornton in the Moors, and Wimbolds-Trafford.
The Gowey, a tributary stream to the Mersey, runs through the parish.
Thornton in the Moors is 6 ½ miles north-northeast of the city
The Fishers of Elton were there at least 44 years. William
Fisher of Elton was father of John (born and died 1598), Ellen (born
1600), John (born 1603), Hannah (born 1617), Abigail (born 1620), Deborah
(born and died 1627), Margaret (died 1631), Marie (born 1633), Joseph
(born 1635), Mary (born 1637), Martha (birthdate unknown), and Deborah
(born 1642). This could be two families, or children of two marriages
of William Fisher.
On August 25, 1625, William Fisher married Dorothy Widdens
(sometimes read Widness) of Stoke, a village in Stoke Parish 3 miles
southwest of Elton. He was a churchwarden at Stoke from 1642 to 1647.
His wife Dorothy died there in 1648, and he is not mentioned in the
Stoke register after that. He may have been a relative of the Elton
Margaret Fisher was the mother of at least the last four
of William Fisher’s children. The son Joseph, christened February
7, 1635, was mentioned later in the Quaker records of Dublin as the
son of William and Margaret Fisher of Elton in Cheshire. The Dublin
Quaker records also mention the daughters Mary and Martha. The other
children were not mentioned in the Dublin Quaker records.
Robert Fisher of Thornton and Dunham in Thornton le Moores
Parish was probably a relative of the Elton Fishers. Robert was father
of Elizabeth (born 1605), Margaret (born 1610), and John (born 1613).
Other early Fisher records can be found in northwest Cheshire.
The most probable relatives of the Elton Fishers were at Sutton in Eastham
Parish, at Manley in Frodsham Parish, and at Ince and Stoke. There were
early Fishers at Heswell and Bebington (8 miles NW of Thornton), in
the city of Chester, and other places.
The Fishers of Elton became Quakers by 1659, and moved
to Ireland to join the English Quakers there. They were among the first
generation of converts to Quakerism, which sprang from the teachings
of George Fox around 1650. William Penn had interests in southern Ireland
and became a supporter of the Quaker movement while living in Ireland.
It is known that the Fishers of Elton, Cheshire settled
on the south side of Dublin, but they went first to other places under
the care of the English - Irish Quakers. Mary Fisher, daughter of William
and Margaret of Elton in Cheshire, married William Archer at County
Louth, on the east coast but northward from Dublin, 9 month (November)
of 1659, recorded at Dublin Monthly Meeting. Martha Fisher, daughter
of William and Margaret, married the widower Robert Turner of Dublin
but born in Yorkshire. They were married at Rosenallis, to the west
of Dublin in County Queens, on the 10th of the seventh month (September),
1665; recorded at Dublin Monthly Meeting. In 1662 Robert Turner, son
of Robert & Mary of Read End, Royston in Hertfordshire, married
Elizabeth Ruddock from Dover.
Margaret Fisher of Elton in Cheshire died in 1669 at Dublin,
recorded at Dublin Monthly Meeting. Joseph Fisher, son of William and
Margaret of Elton in Cheshire, married Isabel Newmarch 6 February 1671,
recorded at Dublin Monthly Meeting. Moses Fisher, son of Joseph and
Isabel, was born 20 November 1671 at Rathfarnham, Dublin County, recorded
at Dublin Monthly Meeting. Joseph Fisher Jr., son of Joseph and Isobel
of Stillorgan, County Dublin, was born 1673, 2-9, recorded at Dublin
Stillorgan and Rathfarnum, parishes where Joseph Fisher
lived, lie near to each other on the south side of Dublin. Stillorgan
was one of the seven parishes that were administered together beginning
in 1670 as the Union of Monkstown. The parishes were Monkstown, Dalkey,
Killiney, Tully, Stillorgan, Kilmacud, and Kill of the Grange (now in
Joseph Fisher Jr. of Stillorgan married, in Pennsylvania,
Mary Farmer, daughter of Jasper Farmer of Cork, who immigrated to Pennsylvania
in 1685 with George Fisher, who came as a servant to Jaspar Farmer.
George Fisher who bought a “kitchen and half a lot”
in the city of Chester, Chester County in 1688 was probably not the
Irish George. He was probably George, born in 1667 to Dennis and Susannah
Fisher of St. Thomas, Portsmouth in Hampshire but later of Salem in
West New Jersey. In late 1696 George Fisher and Edward Farmer witnessed
the will of Thomas Terwood of Philadelphia County, one of Joseph Fisher’s
servants. Joseph Fisher(Sr.) was executor, and legatees included members
of Joseph Fisher’s family.
Joseph Fisher and Robert Turner were brothers-in-law,
Robert having married Martha Fisher, sister of Joseph. They were business
partners and “first purchasers” of land from William Penn.
In May of 1682, while still in Ireland, they bought 10,000 acres in
Philadelphia County, 5000 acres each. Their large forested investment
tracts became part of Upper Dublin Township, northeast Philadelphia
County. They settled on adjoining tracts near Byberry in southeast Philadelphia
County. They had adjoining dock lots on the Philadelphia riverfront
for their merchant business, bounded on the north by Mulberry Street.
Jasper Farmer, Irish brother-in-law of Joseph Fisher Jr., took his county
land in Whitemarsh, southwest of Upper Dublin Township, extending to
the Schuylkill River. Joseph Fisher belonged to the Quaker meeting at
Byberry, Philadelphia County.
The will of Joseph Fisher (Sr.) of Dublin Township, Philadelphia
County was written 12 Dec 1711 and probated 21 Jan 1714. He gave 500
acres to son Joseph who was at that time without a son, mentions Isobel,
daughter of son Joseph; sister’s daughter Mary Archer; three thousand
acres in Upper Dublin Township to son Joseph; sisters’ daughter
Martha Bell L100; witnesses Daniel Davis, John Swift and Edward Farmer.
There was no mention of a wife (presumed deceased).
The will of Joseph Fisher (Jr.) of Dublin Township, County
of Philadelphia, was written 23 October 1717, and probated 2 December
1717. It was dictated to John Swift of Philadelphia and Edward Farmer
of White Marsh, Philadelphia County; mentions daughter Isobel Fisher,
800 acres adjoining Hartsquake at upper end of tract; daughter Mary
the plantation that Joshua Holt now dwells on containing 1100 acres
at lower end of tract; daughter Martha 1100 acres near Mary’s
tract; remainder to wife (Mary) and children; brother Farmer (assumed
to be Edward).
LDS Film 0258621, Family Histories
Item 4, Fisher Family 1650-1826. (Probably not a relative of Joseph
Fisher). John Fisher came to Ulster from Scotland, 1650. Mentioned in
Presbyterian Annals of Derry. Sons James (of Glendermott) & Daniel.
Son Robert of Garvagh marr. Mary, dau. of John Harvey. Son Archibald
(1719-1789) of Church Hill (Garvey) marr. Margaret Kerr.
LDS Film 0571395, Dublin Monthly Meeting Records, Ireland.
Also see Philadelphia Wills & Futhey/Cope, History of Chester County.
Margaret (–) Fisher of Elton, Cheshire, wife of William, died
1669 at Dublin.
Children of William & Margaret Fisher:
Joseph Fisher Sr., born 1635 Elton, Cheshire, England.
Joseph Fisher mar. 1671-2-6 Isobel Newmarch from Yorkshire, at Rathfarnham
Parish, Dublin County. His children were Moses, Joseph Jr., Mary and
Martha. Joseph Jr. was born 1673, 2, 9 at Stillorgan. He married Mary
– and had children Isobel, Mary, and Martha. He died 1717/18 at
Mary, b. 1637, married William Archer at Co. Louth, Ireland 1659, 9
Martha, married Robert Turner of Dublin, at Rosenallis 1665, 7 mo 10.
Note that Robert Turner and daughter Martha are listed on the “Lion”
passenger list in 1683. Martha, daughter of Robert Turner and Martha
Fisher Turner, is presumed to be the “sister’s daughter
Martha Bell”, named in Joseph Fisher’s Philadelphia will
Pennsylvania Archives Series 1 Vol. 1 974.8 P415
P. 45 An account of the Lands in Pa. Granted by William Penn Esqr.,
Chief Proprietor & Governour of that Province to Several Purchasers
within the Kingdom of England, Ireland, and Scotland etc: “Sales
in England by William Penn of Land in Pa., 22 of 3 mo. 1682 Robert Turner
and Joseph Fisher 10,000 acres, 5000 each.
LDS Film 0571395 Irish Quaker Records
Dublin MM Margaret Fisher d. 1669, Bur. 1669, 7, 1. Robert Turner, widower,
marr. Martha Fisher of Cheshire at Rosenallis 1665, 7, 10. 1662 Robert
Turner son of Robert & Mary of Read End, Royston in Hertfordshire
marr. Elizabeth Ruddock from Dover, marr. at Dublin. Mary Fisher, dau.
of William & Margaret Fisher of Elkton, Cheshire marr. Wm. Archer
at Co. Louth 1659, 9m. Joseph Fisher, son of Wm. & Margaret of Elkton
(Eaton Parish of Eaton) b. 1635, Feb 7; marr. 1671,2,6 at Dublin MM,
Isobel Newmarch from Yorkshire. Robert Turner b. abt. 1635 at Maske
Cleveland, Yorkshire, son of Thomas & Ann Turner. Moses Fisher,
son of Joseph & Isobel, b. 1671,11,20 at Rathfarnum, Co. Dublin.
LDS Film 0383428 Quaker Records of Philadelphia/Montgomery
Abington & Byberry MM? 1685 Joseph Fisher, John Hart & Samuel
Ellis in charge of burial ground near Poctquesink Creek. 1686 James
Fisher wit. marr. of Henry English & Hannah West. 1691 Joseph Fisher
to attend Qtly meeting.
LDS Film 0382729 Philadelphia Co. Pa. Wills
A-20 1685 Will of Jaspar Farmer Sr., late of Ireland decd., children
in Ireland.. #32 1686 Mary Farmer widow of Maj. Jasper Farmer of Ireland.
Son Edward Badforsh (sic Batsford?), dau. Sarah Farmer. #234 1694 John
Arpe Will, signed by Joseph Fisher; #146b signed by Joseph Fisher.
Early Pa. Land Records, Egle, 974.8 P415
Pg. 268 Joseph Fisher 1701, pg. 281 lot 1701-2, pg. 300 4,420 acres
1702, pg. 303 Dublin Twp 1702, pg. 345 land 1702, pg. 450 land 1705,
pg. 693 Edward Farmer & Fisher’s plantation 10mo 11, 1719.
LDS Film 1028711Chester County Pa. Warrants & Surveys
A, B, C.
Pg. 78 Joseph Fisher Survey, Phil. 1702 Resurvey 4,420 acres & other
lots. Also pg. 41.
LDS Film 0562980 Misc Church Records of Chester County
Bradford MM (Caln) Thomas Paine from Montmellick Mtg. In Ireland. (Note:
witness to Thomas Fisher’s Will, 1747)
LDS Film 0384850 Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Minutes
Pg. 88 At our Qrtly Mtg held at the mtg house upon the front of Delaware
the fifth of the first month 1687/8, Friends appointed to attend meeting
… From Dublin (Note: mtg. In Phil. Co.) Wm. Preston, Richard Townsend,
Joseph Fisher, John Hart.
Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, A.
Will of John Fuller of Phil. 1690/1692. Extr Robert Turner. Patrick
Robinson asst.; Andrew Robeson wit. Bequest to Robert Turner the younger
& his dau. Mary Turner.
Early Pa. Land Records, Egle 974.8 P415
D-33 Patrick Robinson, Katharine Farmer widow of Jasper 5000 acres now
K. Billop, 1690.
G-200 John Furnese bought 8ber 13th 1701 rights of servants of Joseph
Fisher of the “Lion” & their headlands.
LDS Film 0986897 Old Rights Index, Bucks/Chester Co. Pa.
D-65-192 Joseph Fisher Resurvey 1702 4,420 acres, Phil. Co.
D-65-258,293 Jaspar Farmer
LDS Film 1006498 Pa Warrants D77.
D77-123 George Smedley 1700 next to Joseph Fisher, Dublin Twp.
LDS Film 1006486 Pa Land Warrants D65
D65 184 Joseph Fisher 500 a Dublin Twp 4 of 3 mo 1702 resurvey. Phil.
D65 189 1702 Capt. Samuel Finney? Phil Co. next to Joseph Fisher.
D65 192 Joseph Fisher resurvey 1702 4,420 a Phil Co.
D65 236 Fairman Warrant, mentions Joseph Fisher land.
LDS Film 0986897 Bucks/Chester Co. Pa. Surveyor General
# 741, Phil. Co. Joseph Fisher return, resurvey 5062 acres Feb 20, 1702.
#758, Phil. Co. Joseph Fisher draft of his Forrest Lot. B-22-179.
… There is a Paper or Draft Indorsed Jasper Farmer in Bundle F
and signed on the back by one Jew Hughs but is very imperfect. (probably
not part of Joseph Fisher record. See George Fisher & Jaspar Farmer.)
#845 Jasper Farmer & Co. Warrant 5000 acres Nov 31, 1683. D-65-293.
#866 Joseph Fisher Warrant 30 acres of Flat Dec 1692. D-71-2.
#877 Joseph Fisher City Lot 1687. #878 Joseph Fisher 1683. #879 Joseph
(Philadelphia Co. Wills D-29), (Futhey & Cope, History
of Chester County)
Joseph, b. 1673, 2-9, son of Joseph & Isobel of Stillorgan,
County Dublin, died 1717/18 Dublin Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
(Dublin MM Ire. LDS Film 0571395)
Philadelphia County Wills, D-114
Children of Joseph Fisher Jr. of Dublin Township, Philadelphia County
(Wife seems to be Mary ffarmer):
Isobel, Mary, Martha
From Futhey & Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania,
Robert Turner, late of Dublin, in Ireland, mercht, came in ye “Lion”
of Leverpool, John Crumpton Mr; arrived here the 14, 8 mo. 1683; child
Martha, servants, Robt Threwecks, 4 yrs, Henry Furnice, 4, Robt Selford,
4, Ben Acton, 4, John Reeves, 4, Robt Hambidge, 4, Richard Curtis, 4,
John Furnace, 4, Dan: Furnace, 9, Robt Threwecks, 13, Lemuel Bradshaw,
4, Robt Loyd, 4, Wm Long, 4, Hen: Hollingsworth, 2, Aiolce Cales, 4,
Kath. Furnace, 6, Jos: Furnace, 4.
Joseph Fisher & Elizabeth Fisher his wife, late of Stilorgin near
Dublin, in Ireland, yeoman, borne in Elton in Cheshire, came in ditto
ship: children Moses, Joseph, Mary, Martha Fisher: servants, Edward
Lancastr, 4 yrs, Wm Robertson, 4, Ed: Doyle, 4, Ben: Clift, 4, Tho:
Tearewood, 4, Rob. Kilearth, 8, Petr Long, 2 Phill: Packer, 4, Wm Conduit,
4, Mary Toole, 4, Eliz Johnson, 4.
Also pg. 23, Futhey & Cope:
The “Bristol Merchant”, John Stephens comander, arived here
the 10th of the 9th month, 1685. The passengers names are as followeth,
vizt: Jasper Farmer, senior, his family – Mary Farmer, widow.
Edward Farmer, Edward Batsford, Sarah Farmer, John Farmer, Robert Farmer,
Katherine Farmer, Charles Farmer. Jasper Farmer, Junior’s family,
-- Thomas Farmer, Katherine Farmer, widow, Elizabeth Farmer, Katherine
Farmer, Junior. (Among their servants was George Fisher.)
LDS Film 03848350 Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Minutes.
Pg. 88 At our Quarterly Meeting held at the meeting house upon the front
of Delaware the fifth of the first month, 1687. 18 Friends appointed
to attend meeting … from Dublin William Preston, Richard Townsend,
Joseph Fisher, John Hart… (This would mean Dublin Twp, Philadelphia
LDS Film 0021722 Philadelphia County Wills D-29 Joseph
Signed 12 Dec 1711 Proved 21 Jan 1714
In the Name of God Amen. I Joseph ffisher of Dublin Township
in ye County of Philadelphia finding my selfe Weak of Body But of Perfect
Memory & Sense Do Make this my Last Will & Testamt, Revoking
all Other Wills heretofore by me made. Imprimis I Give & Bequeath
ye Plantation I now live on In Dublin Township Containing five hundred
Acres of Land with all the Improvemts thereon unto my Son Joseph ffisher
during his Natural life And after his Decease unto his Eldest Son if
it shall Please God to Bless him with one. But if he has no Son at his
Decease then I Bequeath it unto his Daughter Isobel if she lives or
if she Dye, then unto his eldest Daughter. if it Please God that his
Race be Extinct then unto my Sisters Daughter Mary Archer ye Sons of
her Body forever. Secondly for ye Remaindr of my Land which is three
thousand acres In Upper Dublin Township In ye County aforeSd I Give
& Bequeath unto my Son Joseph ffisher his Heirs & Assigns forever.
Thirdly I Give & Bequeath unto my Sisters Daughter Martha Bell one
Hundred Pounds Current Money of the Province to be Paid unto her by
my Executor upon her Demand. Ffourthly as for all ye Excess of my Estate
both Real & Personal I Give it unto my Son Joseph Fisher & make
him Sole Executr. Of this my Last Will and Testamt. (Seal) Signed Sealed
& Acknowledged this twelfth day of Decem Anno Domi 1711 before us
after ye Interlination In the 10th line (Eldest) and in ye 14th line
(Mary Archer). Daniel Davis John Swift Edward ffarmer. Philda January
21, 1714. Then Personally Appeared John Swift and Edward ffarmer two
of the Witnesses to the within written Will & upon Oath did Declare
they Saw Joseph ffisher, ye Testator within Named Sign Seal Publish
& Declare ye same as his Last Will & Testamt and that of the
doing thereof he was of Sound Mind Memory & Understanding to ye
best of their knowledge. Coram Petr Evans R. G.
Be it Remembered That ye 21st Janry 1714 The Last Will and Testamt of
Joseph ffisher Decd was proved in due form of Law Probate. Letters of
Administration was Granted to Joseph ffisher Executr therein Named being
first Sworn Well & Truly to administer and bring an Inventory of
ye Decds Estate into ye Rigistor Generals Office at Philada ye 21st
day of March 1715. Also to Render accts when Required. Given under ye
Seal of Sd Office. Petr Evans Reg. Gen.
LDS Film 0021722 Philadelphia County Wills D-114 (Noncupative) Joseph
Signed 23 October 1717
Proved 16 January 1717(8?)
The Last Will of Joseph Fisher of Dublin Township in the
County of Philadelphia as he delivered it in Words to John Swift of
the City of Philadelphia Gent and Edward Farmer of White Marsh in the
Sd County Gent the twenty third day of October 1717. Imprims I Will
that my Daughter Isobel ffisher shall have and enjoy Eight Hundred Acres
of my Tract of Land adjoining to Hartsquake at the upper end of the
Tract to her her heirs and assigns for ever. Secondly I will that my
Daughter Mary shall have and enjoy that plantation that Joshua Holt
now dwells on to contain Eleven hundred acres to be laid out of the
Lower end of my aforesaid Tract to her her heirs and assigns forever.
Thirdly I Will that my Daughter Martha shall have and enjoy Eleven hundred
Acres more of my aforesd Tract as near her Sister Mary’s Tract
as it can be laid to her heirs and assigns for ever. ffourthly it is
my Will that all the remaining part of my Tract of Land aforesd Shall
be disposed of for the support of my Wife and Children. ffifthly it
is my Will that the remainder part of my Estate and all my moveables
& Negroes Horses etc Shall be disposed of to the best advantage
for the payment of my Just Debts And the remainder to be for the Support
of my Wife and Children during their nonage or marriage. Sixthly I appoint
my well beloved Wife to be Sole Executrix of my Will And to sell and
dispose of the remainder part of my said Tract of Land and personal
Estate etc. And my Brother ffarmer to be assistant to her. Witness our
hands John Swift Edward ffarmer Philada 16th January 1717. Then personally
appeared John Swift and Edward ffarmer the Witnesses to the Within Written
Noncupative Will and upon their several Corporall oaths did declare
they were present with the within named Joseph ffisher decd in the time
of the Last Sickness at his dwelling House in Dublin Township who then
and there did pronounce as his Last Will and Testament the within writing
or to the Effect of the within writing and no other which he desired
these debts to bear witness of or to that Effect. The Sd Will was comitted
to writing within Three days after the speaking or making thereof, John
Swift Edward ffarmer Sworne at Philada the day and Year above. Coram
Be it Remembered That on the 2nd Day of December 1717 The Last Will
and Testament of Joseph ffisher decd was provd in due form of Law and
probate and Letters of Administration was granted to Mary Fisher Executrix
therein named being first to Sworn etc well and finely to Administer
And bring an Inventory of the decd Estate into the Regr Generals Office
at Philada on or before the 2d Day of Febry next and also to render
accts when required. Given under the Seal of said Office Pet: Evans
Reg: of W:
Thomas Fisher and the Baker Family, Immigrants on the “Vine”
A number of Fisher families were established in Lancashire
at an early date. It is not known if they had a common family seat,
but early branches clustered around Liverpool in the south, Preston
to the north, and Ulverstone in the far north of old Lancashire (now
Cumbria). The Fishers near the West Yorkshire border, in Clitheroe and
Marsden, were probably connected to the Yorkshire Fishers.
Known emigrants from Lancashire to Pennsylvania during
the time of William Penn include the Quakers John and Margaret Fisher
of Marsden Monthly Meeting, who came in 1682, and Thomas Fisher, an
Anglican who came with the Baker family of Walton near Liverpool in
1684. John Fisher, a Quaker from Pardshaw Crag Monthly Meeting near
Pardsey (Pardshaw) in Cumberland, came in 1700 and may also have been
from the Lancashire Fishers.
The earliest surviving parish records show that Fisher
families were living in the Liverpool area at least as early as the
reign of Elizabeth I. On 10 October 1598, Robert Taylor married Alice
Fisher in the parish of Childwall, on the banks of the Mersey River
southeast of Liverpool. On 4 August 1600, Anna Fysher, possibly a sister
of Alice, married Henry Hearne in the same parish. The local Fishers
were all of the Church of England and can be found for the most part
in the parish records of Liverpool and nearby villages. They were located
in villages around Childwall and in a cluster of villages northeast
of Liverpool around Wigan (Up Holland, Standish, Farnworth, Parbold,
Sefton, and the parish of Eccleston).
Although some of the Lancashire Fishers at Marsden and
Clitheroe converted to the Quaker faith prior to the establishment of
Pennsylvania in 1682, the Fishers around Liverpool seem to have remained
Church of England. The early parish records mention Fishers by the name
of Christian, Edward, William, Henry, John, Richard and Thomas.
Thomas Fisher was born 7 April 1668, in the village of
Garston in the parish of Childwall. Childwall is 4 ½ miles southeast
of Liverpool, and Garston, on the Mersey riverside, is about 2 ½
miles from All Saints, the Childwall Parish Church. Thomas Fisher’s
father was also named Thomas, and appears to have been the Thomas Fisher
who was married on 5 November 1657 at Aigburth, to Catharine Dwarrihouse
from Becconsall in Childwall Parish. Aigburth is a mile or so toward
Liverpool from the church at Childwall.
Children of Thomas and Catharine Fisher were Jane, born
9 July 1658 in Childwall parish; Margaret, born 19 July 1661 at Garston,
died 13 November 1666 at Garston; Mary, born 12 October 1662 at Garston,
died a spinster December 28, 1681; Richard, who died in infancy 30 May
1665 at Garston, Thomas, born 7 April 1668 at Garston; and another Richard,
born 26 February 1672 at Aigburth. An earlier Richard, probable father
or brother of Thomas Fisher the elder, died 16 April 1658 at Aigburth.
Catharine Fisher was left a widow when Thomas Fisher (the
elder) died on 2 December 1678 at Allerton, near St. Anne’s church
in the parish of Childwall. After 1672, neither Catharine nor her surviving
children are mentioned again in the Childwall parish records and are
not mentioned in the Quaker records of Hardshaw Monthly Meeting.
In October of 1668, the year of Thomas Fisher’s
birth at Garston, a young Quaker named Henry Baker married Margaret
Hardman, at Hardshaw West Monthly Meeting near Liverpool. Henry was
from Newtown, near Wigan and Upholland, about 7 miles northeast of Liverpool.
Henry and Margaret settled at Hindley, but by 1678 they had moved to
Walton-on-the-Hill near Liverpool, in the parish of West Derby. By 1684,
they had six young children. They were only 2 miles from St. Anne’s,
the parish church at Childwall where Thomas Fisher was christened.
In 1681 the Hardshaw Quakers around Liverpool heard of
William Penn’s promise of a better life for them, in a new province
in the new world. As proprietor under a grant from King Charles, Penn
was already selling blocks of land west of the Delaware River, and his
surveyor Thomas Holmes was mapping out the location of tracts for many
of the buyers. Henry Baker purchased land in the new county of Bucks,
in Pennsylvania, and his name was recorded on the 1681 map, in what
would be the township of Falls.
In May of 1684, the Quakers of Hardshaw West monthly meeting
near Liverpool granted a certificate to Henry Baker, for removal to
Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In the same year
William Preeson (Pierson), a Welsh seaman from a village near Dolgellau,
a port on the west coast of Wales in Merrionethshire (now Gwynedd),
signed on as commander to take passengers to Pennsylvania. He signed
up 44 passengers from Wales and 3 from Shropshire. An additional 46
were recruited from around Liverpool. Those who could not pay their
passage were indentured to serve in Pennsylvania. The “servants”
were actually relatives and employees. Henry Baker was able to pay for
his family and 10 others. The “Vine” of Liverpool was chartered,
and was scheduled to sail out of the Mersey River in the summer of 1684.
All of the Lancashire passengers on the “Vine”
were from Liverpool or villages within a few miles of Liverpool. Some
of Henry Baker’s bonded servants were Quakers, but some remained
Church of England. Henry Sidell, a Quaker bonded to serve 4 years, was
a nephew of Margaret (Hardman) Baker. The Canby family, cousins of Henry
Baker, were also Quakers. Thomas Fisher, bonded for 4 years, was Church
** Pennsylvania **
In September of 1684, the “Vine” of Liverpool
arrived at Philadelphia. Among the Lancashire passengers listed from
Walton were the Quakers Henry Baker and wife Margaret, two sons (Nathan
and Samuel), 4 daughters (Rachel, Rebecca, Phebe and Hester), Mary Beckett
and ten servants. Mary Beckett, from Bebbington on the Cheshire side
of the Mersey across from Liverpool, was probably a relative. The oldest
child, Rachel, was 15 years of age, and the youngest, Nathan, was an
Henry Baker presented his Hardshaw certificate to Falls
Monthly Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Falls meeting minutes
say that he was a carrier, from the “County of Darby, in Lancashire.”
This was a reference to the ancient “hundred” of West Derby
(pronounced Darby in England). Much of that area, on the north side
of the Mersey River, was detached from Lancashire in 1974 and a new
county called Merseyside was created from it.
Henry Baker obtained two land warrants from William Penn,
each for 500 acres. The family settled above Philadelphia in Falls Township.
The eldest son, Samuel, reached age 21 in 1697, and acquired a number
of tracts in Bucks County and settled in Makefield Township. The Bakers
were members of Falls Monthly Meeting. Thomas Fisher was in service
to the Bakers from 1684 to 1688.
In 1691 Mary Beckett, who came with the Bakers, married
Samuel Brown at a Quaker meeting at Henry Baker’s house, Falls
Monthly Meeting. In 1704 William Brown, brother of Samuel, married Hester
(Baker)Yardley, daughter of Henry Baker, when her first husband died.
When Nathan Baker was only 16 years of age, he was allowed
to sell in his own name, 250 acres in Newtown devised to him by his
father Henry Baker. At age 19, he left Bucks County. He was received
by the Quakers at Concord, in Chester County, in October of 1703. He
apparently went to live with his sister Rachel, who had married Job
Bunting. Job Bunting bought two tracts in Concord, in Chester County,
in 1701/2 from William Smith of Darby Township. Part of the land reverted
back to William Smith to settle a debt, and Job Bunting soon died. Rachel
married John Cowgill, and returned to Bucks County. The tracts in Concord
were passed to Rachel’s brother Nathan Baker in 1708, when William
Smith died in Cecil County, Maryland. Nathan Baker soon moved to Cecil
County and settled on Back Creek, a branch of the Elk River. Hester
(Baker) Brown, sister of Nathan, also moved to Cecil County.
Henry Baker died before May of 1705, when his will was
probated. He was a “carrier,” meaning that he had been in
the business of transporting people and/or goods via ferry, wagon or
Joseph Baker, a possible distant relative, came from Shropshire
in 1685 and also settled in Chester County, in Edgmont township.
Genealogy of the Baker family:
Henry Baker was born 1 March 1634 at Newtown, Lancashire,
the son of Henry Baker (Backer, Bowker) and Mary Radcliffe. Henry died
in 1700/01, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Margaret Hardman was born about 1647 at Aspull, Lancashire. She died
5 August 1688, Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Henry Baker and Margaret Hardman were married 6 October 1667 at Hardshaw
West Monthly Meeting near Liverpool.
Probable relatives: Susannah Baker of Walton, Lancashire marr. Thomas
Rose of Kirkdale 1671, 2 Mo. 7 at Knowlsley, Hardshaw West Monthly Meeting.
Maria Beckett, born 5 December 1667, Bebbington, Cheshire, daughter
of George Beckett.
Children of Henry Baker and Margaret (Hardman) Baker
1. Rachel b. 23 Apr 1669 at Hindley, West Derby, Lancashire. Marr. (1)
Job Buntin 1689, Bucks Co. Pa. Marr. (2) John Cowgill 12 Feb 1703, Bucks
Co. Pa. Died Bucks Co.
2. Rebecca b. 23 Apr 1669 at Hindley, West Derby, Lancashire.
Marr. John Wilsford 1 Feb 1695 Falls Twp, Bucks Co. Pa.
3. Nathan (1) b. 10 Mo. 21, 1670, Thornley, West Derby,
Lancashire. Died 5 Mo. 27 or 28, 1680, Lancashire.
4. Samuel b. 1 Oct 1676 West Derby, Lancashire
5. Phebe b. 26 Jul 1678 Walton-on-the-Hill, Lancashire.
Marr. (1) Edward Radcliffe 18 Aug 1703 Falls Twp. Bucks Co. Pa. Marr.
(2) William Stockdale, 1722. Died abt Jan 1738, Warminster Twp, Bucks
6. Hester b. 28 Jun 1680 West Derby, Lancashire. Marr.
(1) Thomas Yardley 6 Sep 1700 Falls Twp, Bucks Co. Pa. Marr. (2) William
Brown 1704, Pa. Marr. (3) Richard Hough 2 Feb 1712 Falls Twp. Bucks
Co. Pa. Died abt 1715, Pa.
7. Nathan (2) b. 8 Jan 1683/4 West Derby, Lancashire.
Died abt 1729, Cecil County, Md.
Marr. 15 May 1705 Sarah Collett, Chester Twp., Pa.. Sarah Collett was
b. 1685, Byberry Twp, Phil. Co. Pa., dau. of Jeremiah Collett and Anne
Children of Nathan and Sarah (Collett) Baker
Elizabeth b. 1707, Mary b. 1709, died Jun 1757 Chester, Pa.; Jeremiah
b. 1710, d. 1765; Nathan b. 1711, d. abt 1755; Henry b. 1714, d. abt.
8. Henry b.15 Feb 1685 Bucks Co. Pa.
9. Margaret b. 2 Aug 1693 Bucks Co. Pa.
Most of the servants of Henry Baker can be traced:
Henry and John Sidell, sons of Richard Sidell and Mary
Hardman. Henry b. 17 Oct 1669 Radcliffe, Lancashire.
James Yates, b. 20 Mar 1670, Huyton by Roby., Son of Thomas
Yates. Or James Yates who marr. Francis Fletcher 28 Nov 1679, Huyton,
Lancashire. (Francis Fletcher may be sister of Richard Fletcher who
went to Bucks Co. Pa., then to Kennett, Chester Co. Pa.)
John Hurst, son of Richard Hurst, marr. Ellen Hulton of
Rochdale 24 Jan 1665/6, Leigh, Lancashire.
Thomas Fisher, 4 years, addressed further in this study.
John Stedman. (Elizabeth Stedman & her children Sarah
and Judeth Buller, Joseph Buller paid their own passage and were not
Thomas Canby, Quaker, probable son of Benjamin and Jane
Canby of Liverpool. Benjamin (Jr.) b. 1681, 3 Mo., 30, Hardshaw West
Monthly Meeting. Benjaman Canby wit. Quaker wedding, Falls Monthly Meeting,
Pa. 1719. Henry Baker, in his will probated 1705, named cousin Sarah
Deborah Boothe, dau. of John Boothe, b. 23 Oct 1664, Rochdale,
Joshua Lort (Lord) b. abt 1656, Rochdale, Joshua Lord
b. abt 1682 Bacup, marr. Ellen Pollerd, Joshua Lord b. abt 1683 Rochdale.
(Robert Lord was also aboard the “Vine” as servant to Griffith
Owen of Prescot)
Joseph Ferror, possible error for Ferron/Fearne, an old
Anglican family of Wavertree in Childwall Parish near Liverpool. Joshua
Fearne of Ashover, Derbyshire, bought land in Newtown on Crum Creek
in 1681. Ashover is about 40 miles from the Mersey riverside in Lancashire
where the Bakers lived.
In addition to the Baker group, two other groups of passengers
on the “Vine” were from Lancashire. With further study,
most of them could probably be traced.
One group was from Prescot, 7 miles E of Liverpool; 4
miles NE of Childwall:
Griffith Owen and his wife Sarah, their son Robert and daus. Sarah &
Elinor, 7 servants:
Thomas Armes, may be a mistake for Ormes.
John Ball, 4 years,
Robert Lort (Lord) 8 years, probable brother of Joshua who was indentured
to the Bakers.
Jeane, Bridgett & Elizabeth Watts, 3 years.
One group was from Lancashire, no parish given:
Wm. Hatton & Eliz. his wife, daus. Rachell, Martha & Elinor
Hall & 5 servants:
Thomas Harrison, 2 years,
John Cowp, 4 years,
Lawrance Parker 5 years,
Katharine Owen 4 years,
Mary Hall 8 years.
Eliz. Stedman, Sarah & Judeth Buller, her dau., Jos. Stedman, her
son. John Stedman was indentured to the Bakers, may have been husband
Rebecca Barrow. (Not one of the servants.)
Thomas Fisher’s term of indenture was 4 years, to
pay for his passage from Lancashire and his upbringing to the age of
maturity. The bonds for minors were often arranged to end near the age
of maturity, implying that Thomas might reach age 21 soon after 1688.
He was almost certainly the same as Thomas Fisher of Childwall, son
of Thomas Fisher of Aigburth. He was 16 years of age when the “Vine”
departed for Pennsylvania, and would have been under the care of the
Bakers as a minor, possibly as an apprentice in the Baker’s carrier
There are no records mentioning Thomas Fisher in Bucks
County, Pennsylvania other than the passenger list for the “Vine”
At some time after 1702, William Smith and his sons John & William
Smith moved from Concord Township in Chester County, to Cecil County,
Maryland. About 1711, Nathan Baker , passenger on the “Vine”
with Thomas Fisher, also moved to Cecil County, from Concord Township
in Chester County. In 1708 John Smith’s widow sold the Wallis
tract next to Robinson and Fisher in Kennett, to Nicholas Pyle of Concord
township, a former neighbor of Nathan Baker. Maryland land records imply
that Nathan Baker and wife Sarah returned to Pennsylvania, but a younger
Nathan Baker, with wife Joyce, remained in Cecil County.
A Thomas Fisher of Kent Island, Maryland, died in 1698
with an unnamed minor orphan and a (presumed) wife Ann who was administrator
of his estate.
In 1706 both Thomas Robinson and wife Sarah, and a William
Fisher and wife Mary were members of St. Stephens Anglican Church in
English Friends Records of Lancashire, LDS Film 0441398.
Baker, Susannah of Walton, Lancashire, marr. Thomas Ross
of Kirkdale 1671, 2m, 7 at Knowsley, Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg. (Possible
sister of Henry Baker?)
Children of Henry and Margaret Baker
Baker, Rachel b. 1669, 2m 23 to Henry and Margaret Baker
of Hindley, Hardshaw East Mo. Mtg.
Baker, Rachel b. 1679, 2m 23 to Henry and Margaret Baker of West Derby,
Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Baker, Nathan b. 1670, 10m, 21 to Henry Baker at West
Derby, Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Baker, Nathan b. 1670, 10m, 19 to Henry Baker of Thornley.
Baker, Nathan, son of Henry, d. 1680, 5m, 27; bur. 28.
Baker, Sarah b. 1672, 8 m 18 to Henry Baker of West Derby,
Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Beaker, Rebecca b. 1674, 6m, 25 to Henry Beaker of Hindley,
Harshaw East Mo. Mtg.
Beaker, Rebeka b. 1674, 6m, 24 to Henry & Margaret Baker of West
Derby, Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Baker, Samuel b. 1676, 7m, 29 to Henry Baker of West Derby,
Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Baker, Samuel b. 1676, 8m, 1 to Henry & Margarett, West Derby, Hardshaw
West Mo. Mtg.
Baker, Phebe b. 1678, 5m,26 to Henry & Margaret Baker,
West Derby, Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Baker, Pheby b. 1679, 5m, 29 to Henry Baker of West Derbie.
Baker, Esther b. 1680, 6m, 28 to Henry Baker of West Derbye,
Hardshaw East Mo. Mtg.
Baker, Hester b. 1680, 6m, 28 to Henry & Margaret Baker, West Derbye,
Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Baker, Nathan b. 1684, 1m, 8 to Henry & Margret Baker,
West Derby, Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Servants Bonded to Henry Baker upon Passage to Pennsylvania
Canby, Benjamin b. 1681, 3, 30 to Benjamin and Jane Canby,
Liverpool, Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Hatton, Alice b. 1666, 9m, 30 to Henry & Margery Hatton,
Penketh, Hardshaw East Mo. Mtg.
Hatton, William b. 1669, 5m, 17 to William & Elizabeth Hatton, Knowsley,
Hardshaw West Mo. Mtg.
Haton, William of Bradley marr. Elizabeth Hall 1668, Hardshaw West Mo.
Abstracts of Cecil County Md. Land Records 1673-1751.
Abstracts of Cecil County Md. Land Records 1673-1751.
Pg. 151 Nathan Baker 1722 … Back Creek …head of N. E. Branch
of Elk River … Heirs of Alexander Fraser dec’d.
Abstracts of Cecil County Maryland Land Records 1673 - 1751, Brown B
878 Cecil Md.
Pg. 151 (462) Deed. Nathan Baker of Cecil Co., merchant, and his wife
Sarah, … to Joshua Gee, Joseph Farmer, William Russell and John
Ruston of Great Britain and Stephen Onion of Cecil Co., merchants, 20
acres of land and a mill in Cecil Co. on both sides of Back Creek. Nathan
Baker will defend against any claim by Hester Brown. …1722.
Abstracts of Cecil County Maryland Land Records 1673 - 1751, Brown B
878 Cecil Md.
Pg. 151 (470) Deed. Henry Worley of Cecil Co., miller, and his wife
Mary, for L207, to Joshua Gee, Joseph Farmer, William Russell, John
Ruston of Great Britain and Stephen Onion of Maryland, merchants, land
in Cecil Co. at the head of the North East Branch and another parcel
of land on the other side of the said Branch Henry Worley will defend
the land against any claim of the heirs of Alexander Fraser, deceased,
and/or his widow Elizabeth Fraser. …12 May 1722 …
Chester County Land Records V1 1681 - 1730, Bryant
Pg. 117 Deed. On 10 Apr 1708 Phillip Roman of Chichester & Amy his
wife, & others … land on Chichester Creek… witness Edward
Pg. 126 Deed. 1 Dec 1708 Elizabeth Harris of Burmingham,
relict & executrix of Hugh Harris, to William Branton of Burmingham…
Witnesses Isaac Taylor & John Baker, both of Thornbury
Pg. 233 Deed. 26 Mar 1724. John Baker of Edgmont, only
surviving son of Joseph Baker the elder late of Edgmont dec., to John
Taylor of Thornbury, land Joseph Baker received 1 Sep 1702 from John
Worrilaw & Daniel Hoopes. To Joseph Baker Jr., then John Baker,
son of Joseph Jr., 19 Feb 1714/15.
Pg. 5 Deed. 10 Dec 1713 Joseph Baker of Edgmont &
Martha his wife, to Samuel Bishop of Edgmont.
Pg. 41 Deed. 8 June 1697 George Willard of Marple to Peter
Thomas of Springfield. Tract in Westtown, witness Joseph Baker.
Pg. 58 Deed. Oct 1697 Thomas Rouse & Ann his wife
of Motherkil in the county of Kent… to Daniel Hoopes & Jane
his wife of Middletown in the county of Bucks… witness Joseph
Pg. 59 Deed. 2 Sep 1699 Mary Hoskins widow & executrix
of John Hoskins late of Chester, dec., & John Hoskins of Chester,
son of John & Mary, & Charles Whitacker of Chester County &
Hannah his wife, only dau. of John & Mary, to Robert Barber of Chester,
cordwainer. …witness Joseph Baker, Thomas Worrilaw & Thomas
Pg. 61 Deed. 12 Mar 1699/1700 John Simcock of Ridley to
Joseph Baker, John Worrilaw of Edgmont, & Daniel Hoopes of West
Town, tract in Thornbury. Wit. Ralph Fishbourne, Elizabeth Fishbourne
& Roger Jackson.
Pg. 62 Deed. 12 Mar 1699/1700 Roger Jackson of Edgmont
to Joseph Baker of Edgmont… a tract in Edgmont…
Pg. 69/70 Deed. 4 Mar 1705 Frances Bowater of Westtown,
widow, to George Smedley of Middletown…John Bowater decd husband
of Frances Bowater… in Westtown bounded by land of Daniel Hoope,
Richard Snead, John Wilcox & Joseph Baker.
Pg. 97 Deed. 16 May 1707 Thomas Worrilaw of Phila. &
John Worrilaw of Edgmont, & Ann his wife, to John Worrall of Edgmont…
Witness Joseph Baker, Daniel Hoopes.
Pg. 108 Deed. 20 May 1708 John Goulding late of Edgmont
now of Middle Town, & Joseph Baker of Beakes Land in Edgmont, to
Evan Howell of Edgmont….land between Chester Creek & Ridley
Pg. 152 Deed. 26 Sep 1712 Paul Sanders of county of Chester,
tanner, & Anne his wife, to Joseph Baker of Edgmont…
Pg. 158 Deed. 26 Mar 1713 Joseph Baker of Beaksland &
Martha his wife, to Richard Weaver of Chester, … land in Chichester…
Same day, Joseph & Martha Baker conveyed part to Shadrack Scarlett.
Pg. 159 Deed. 5 May 1713 John Worrilaw & Anne his
wife of Edgmont to William Yarnall, land bounded by Joseph & Mary
Pg. 169 Deed. 25 May 1713 Joseph Baker of Edgmont &
Martha his wife, to John Broomer of Edgmont. Land in Edgmont.
Pg. 178/9 Deed. 13 Jan 1712 Joseph Baker of Edgmont &
Mary his wife to their son Joseph Baker of Thornbury. Land in Thornbury.
Pg. 181 Lease/Release. 15 & 16 Nov 1714 John Worrilaw
of Edgmont & Ann his wife to Joseph Baker of Edgmont & Phillip
Yarnall of Edgmont.
Pg. 226 Deed. 16 Jan 1724 John Bellars of London, merchant,
to John Cheney & Thomas Cheney, late of Middletowne, now of Upper
Lamborne in parish of Chipping in county of Burks…. Joseph Baker
agreed to purchase 500 of 5000 acre purchase from Richard Marsh, of
the City of Bristol, merchant, but did not pay.
Pg. 233 Deed. 26 Mar 1724 John Baker of Edgmont, only
surviving son of Joseph Baker the elder, late of Edgmont dec., to John
Taylor of Thornbury, a tract in Thornbury on Chester Creek bounded by
Pg. 233 Deed. 10 Jul 1718 Mary Baker of Thornbury, widow
of Joseph Baker to Isaac Taylor of Thornbury, practitioner of Physic
& John Taylor eldest son of Isaac Taylor. Joseph Baker will dated
26 Geb 1716/17. John Baker.
Pg. 106/7 Deed. 1 May 1708 John Cowgill of Trevose in
co. of Bucks & Rachell his wife, widow of Jobe Bunting late of Bristol
Township in Co. of Bucks, miller, and William Smith, late of Concord
but now of the province of Maryland, to Nathan Baker of Concord. Deed
19 Feb 1701/2 by William Smith to Jobe Bunting 2 tracts in Concord,
one by land of Francis Chadsey & John Haselgrove 100a; other 200
a. by land of Robert Adams & William Collett, 200 a., reconveyed
to William Smith, all 300 a. to Nathan Baker.
Pg. 111 Deed. 2 July 1707 Thomas Woodward of Aston to
Henry Pearse of Chester County. Land in Concord originally laid out
to John Haselgrove in 1682, 500 a. then sold to Jeremiah Collett the
younger of Chichester, merchant. To Thomas Woodward half of the 500.
Bounded by Concord Street, Ralph Pyle, Nathan Baker & David Register.
Pg. 121 Mortgage. 18 May 1708 Nathan Baker of Chester
mortgaged to William Smith of Maryland two tracts in Concord, one by
corner of Francis Chads then west south west by Haselgrove, 100a. Other
at corner of Robert Adams & east northeast side by William Colletts
Pg. 130 Mortgage Release. 19 Nov 1709 John Smith of Cecil
County of Maryland exec of father William Smith dec., of the same, to
Nathan Baker of Concord, release.
Pg. 135 Deed. On 16 June 1711 Nathan Baker of Concord
& Sarah his wife to Robert Pyle of Bethel. Land formerly John and
Rachel Cowgill of Trevose, Bucks County, 2 tracts in Concord, 300 a.
One bounded by Ralph Evenson, Henry Pearce & Thomas Moore. Now 170
a. to Robert Pyle. Signed Nathan & Sarah Baker.
Pg. 144 Deed. 20 Mar 1711 Nathan Baker of Concord &
Sarah his wife, to Ralph Evenson of Concord, carpenter. Land formerly
John Cowgill of Trevose, Bucks County & Rachel his wife, executrix
of Job Bunting, late of Bristol, county of Bucks, miller, her former
husband, and William Smith late of Concord but now of Maryland, by deed
dated 1 May 1708 granted to Nathan Baker two tracts containing 300 acres.
Now grant a tract lying in Concord bounded by land of Jasper Yeates,
Robert Pyle, Thomas Moor & Nathaniel Newlin containing 150 acres,
part of the 300. Signed Nathan Baker & Sarah Baker. Delivered in
the presence of Nicholas Pyle & John Simcock. C3:246.
Pg. 145 Deed. 9 May 1712 Henry Peirce of Concord &
Sarah his wife to John Palmer of Concord, laborer, son of John Palmer
of Concord. John Haselgrave of parish of St. George, borough of Southwark,
county of Surry in England, haberdasher of hats, son of John Haselgrave
of late Marcus Hook Chichester, gentleman, granted to Jeremiah Collett,
Jr. of Marcus Hook by deed dated 21 May 1701 a tract 500 acres., Delivered
25 May 1703. Jeremiah Collett, Jr. granted to Thomas Woodward of Concord
& William Woodward of Middletown, 25 May 1703. Thomas Woodward after
death of William granted 5 May 1709 to Jasper Yeates of Chester 275
acres excepting 15 to John Green. Now tract bounded by land of late
Nathan Baker now belonging to Robert Pyle & land of the late John
Green, 175 acres.
Pg. 129 Deed. 7 July 1709 Roger Jackson of Chester to
David Lloyd of Philadelphia a tract in Chester bounded by James Lowndes
& David Lloyd, 2 acres. Wit. Robert and Peter Baker, Thomas Baldwin
Pg. 207/8 Deed. 17 Aug 1724 John Taylor, High Sheriff
of Chester County, to Phillip Oley. 190 acres in Middle Town, suit against
Adam Batten to seize. Bounded by Henry Grubbs & Peter Hunter. Witnesses
Zorobabel Thatcher, Richard Baker…
Pg. 6 Deed. 22 Jul 1715 Robert Baker of Middletown &
Susannah his wife, to John Cheyney late of Ashtown, tallow chandler.
Land was George Willard late of Chester County, 1687, to Roger Jackson
of Chester County, 120 acres. To William Swafer a tract in Edgmont 70
acres. 1700, 1713 to George Ashbridge and wife Mary & John Goulding
& Esther his wife 25 Feb 1713 to Robert Baker 70 acres. Now to John
Pg. 81 Deed. 7 Jan 1713 Joshua Hastings of Phil. &
Elizabeth his wife, to John Musgrave of Middletown. 1681 Joshua Hastings
1000 a. , 472 in Middletown. Now tract bounded by John Worrals, Robert
Baker, John Turner, Alexander Hunter & Ephraim Jackson 200 a. part
Pg. 172 Deed. 10 Nov 1713 Robert Baker of Middletown &
Susannah his wife, to John Worrall of Edgmont. 50 acres in Middletown,
bounded by land late of David Ogden, & other tract 150 acres in
Edgmont bounded by William Swafer.
Pg. 204 Deed. 26 May 1720 John Baldwinof Chester, merchant
& Katherine his wife, to their son John Baldwin of Middletowne.
30 May 1716 Thomas Barnsby of Middletowne, blacksmith to John Baldwinthe
father, 3 tracts in Middletown. Bounds Thomas Barnsby, land bought from
Jonathon Ogden, Edgmont road, George Smedley … bounds Peter Trego
& Samuel Barnsby & late of Robert Baker…
** Vol. 2
Pg. 12 Deed of Gift. 22 Jun 1709 Randle Vernon of Nether
Providence to his son Jacob Vernon. Wm. Penn 5000 a. to John Simcock
16 Mar 1681, part laid out in Thornbury & John Simcock gave his
daughter Elizabeth wife of Ralph Fishbourne, dec., 500 a. 12 Dec 1699.
500 a. to Thomas England of Phil., baker. 500 a. to Randolph Vernon
12 Dec 1699. Bounded by George Pearce, Richard Arnold formerly Benjamin
Hickman, Benjamin Mendenhall, Joseph Baker formerly John Cook, Richard
Marsh & John Bellars.
Pg. 24 Lease & Release. 7 Mar 1726/7 John Baker of
Edgmont & John Minshall of Chester, cordwainer & Hannah his
wife to Stephen Cole of Chester, butcher. John Bker 2 lots formerly
Rodger Jackson, sold to John Minshall but not conveyed. Two lots in
Chester bounded by High Street, other lots of Stephen Cole, lots late
of Richard Mardon now of Griffith Howell & lots late of Sarah Smith
being part of 20 ac. To James Sandelands 31 May 1686 by Wm. Penn. Wit
John Baker etc.
Pg. 25 Deed. 23 May 1730 Robert Barber, Esq., sheriff
of Lancaster County, to Jonathon Hunter of Chester County… 27
Feb 1728 recovered against Samuel Baker late of Chester, blacksmith…land
in Lancaster county seized…
Pg. 60 Deed. 4 Mar 1734/5 Joseph Baker Sr. of Edgmont
to Jasper Yeates of Chester County, gentleman, & Joseph Jervis of
Chester County. Tract near Ridley Creek & joining the tract where
the corn mill now stands owned by William Pennell. Del. In presence
of Nehemiah Baker, goldsmith & Edward Follwell.
Pg. 71/2 Release. 2 Oct 1717 John Worrilaw of Thornbury
& Ann his wife, Mary Baker the elder of Edgmont, widow & relict
of Joseph Baker the elder, dec., John Baker of Edgmont, surviving son
& heir & extr of his father. Walter Worrilaw of Thornbury, son
& heir of John & Ann Worrilaw. Mary Baker the younger of Thornbury,
widow & relict of Joseph Baker the younger dec. and one of the daughters
of John & Ann Worrilaw. Peter Yarnall of Willis Town & Alice
his wife, the other dau. of John & Ann Worrilaw. Daniel Hoops of
Chester County to Phillip Yarnall of Edgmont…
Pg. 83/4 Lease & Release. 25 & 26 Dec 1733 Jane
Newlin exetrx of Nathaniel Newlin of Concord lately dec., Edward Woodward
exec. & Ellis Lewis & John Newlin trustees of the will of Nathaniel
Newlin, to Thomas Wilson of East Marlborough, laborer. Wm Penn Mar 1681
to Nicholas Moor, James Claypoole, William Shark, Edward Peirce, John
Simcock, Thomas Brassey, Thomas Baker & Edward Brooks a tract 20,000
acres laid out with some lots in Philadelphia in the trust of the Free
Society of Traders. 1688 Benjamin Chambers, president of the Society….
Now 327 acres to Thomas Wilson, bounded by William Wickersham, George
Pg. 88/89 Lease & Release. 28 & 29 Dec 1735. Joshua
Bispham, late of Manchester in the County of Lancaster in Old England
but now of the City of Philadelphia, sadler, & John Kinsey of Philadelphia,
gent., to Jesse Baker of Chester County. 1681 William Bostock from Penn.
John Bostock will 1707, to son Cheney Bostock late of Ulverston in the
County of Lancaster, gent. Now to Jesse Baker a tract in Thornbury bounded
by Thomas Willis, Ephraim Jackson, Abel Green & Joseph Baker, 138
acres. Similar deeds Pg. 90/91.
Pg. 96 Deed. 27 Feb 1725 Phillip Yarnall of Edgmont &
Dorothy his wife to John Yarnall of Edgmont son of Phillip & Dorothy.
Tract 490 acres John Bristow 1681. 1714 to Joseph Baker the elder…tract
in Edgmont. Similar deed, Pg. 97
Pg. 98 1733, refers to Free Society of Traders 1681 including
Thomas Baker, Benjamin Chambers, branch of the Brandywine…
Pg. 109/110 20 Mar 1737/8 Nathan Yarnall of Edgmont &
Rachel his wife to Cadwalder Evans of Edgmont, tanner. John Bristow
1686, … tract in Edgmont, Joseph Baker since deceased…
Pg. 111/112 Deed. 8 Dec 1724 Phillip Yarnall the elder of Edgmont &
Dorothy his wife to Yarnall the younger of Edgmont the second son of
Phillip & Dorothy. Thomas Worrilaw of City of Phil, 1690…
tract bounded by … and Joseph Baker …
Pg. 148 Deed. 10 Feb 1709 Joseph Baker of Edgmont to his son Robert
Baker. Roger Jackson of Edmont purchased of George Willard 1687…
1699 to Joseph Baker … Now Joseph Baker to his son Robert Baker…
Pg. 195 Deed. 5 Dec 1718 Richard Thomas of Great Valley
in County of Chester, carpenter & Grace his wife, to John Morgan,
Sr., of Radnor. Welsh Tract…bounded by land of Adam Baker.
History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Futhey &
Cope, Pg.l 22.
William Preeson, Mr of the “Vine” of Liverpoole arrived
the 17th day of the 7 mo. 1684 At Philadelphia, from Doly Serre near
dolgules in Merionethshire.
From Walton in Lancashire: Henry Baker & Margaret his wife &
their daughters Rachell, Rebecca, Phebey & Hester, and Nathan &
Samuel their sones: Mary Becket & 10 servts named John Siddell for
4 years, Hen. Siddell, 4 years, james Yates, 5 years, Jon Hurst, 4 years,
Tho: Fisher, 4 years, John Stedman, 4 years, Tho: Candy (Candby) for,
Joseph fferror, 4 years, Deborah Boothe, 4 years, Joshua Lort 4 years.
From Prescoe (Prescot) in Lancashire, Griffith Owen & his wife Sarah
and their sone Robt & 2 daughters, Sarah and Elinor & 7 servants
named Thos. Armes, John Ball, 4 years, Robert Lort for 8 years, Alexander
Edwards, Jeane, Bridgett & Eliza: Watts, 3 years.
From Lancashire – Wm Hatton & Eliza: his wife, Rebecca, Martha
& Elinor Hall; their servants – Tho. Harrison for 2 years,
John Cowp, for 4 yeares, Lawrence Parker for 5 years, Katherine Owen
for 4 years, Mary Hall for 8 years. Eliz. Stedman, Sarah & Judeth
Buller, her daughter, Jos: Stedman, her son: Rebecca Barrow.
Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co. Pa. LDS Film 026700
Pg. 14 Certificate 24 of 3rd mo. 1684. Henry Baker of the County of
Derby in Lancashire. Henry Baker & Margaret his wife Employment
of a carrier. Mtg. At Hardshair in said county. Signed Charley, Fell,
Sarthwaite, Tenketh, Burn, Coppock, Crosbie, Stretel, Mason, Mellinew,
Cobbon, Hadden, Johnson, Besplem, Atherton, Condson, Barnes, Shaw.
Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co. Pa. Minutes V3-4, 1683-1767.
LDS Film 0387861.
Pg. 46. 7 Mo 1691 Samuel Brown/Bowne & Mary Becket intentions. Next
mtg. At Henry Baker’s.
Bucks Co. Pa. Deed Records 1684-1763, Davis, John David
Gen D 262 Bucks Pa at Clayton Gen Lib Houston
Pg. 27 1692, Henry Baker of Bucks Co. mentions son in law Job Bunting
of Bucks Co….
Pg. 35 1695 Job Buntin of Newtown…
Pg. 51 (159) 15 Mar 1697 John Smith blacksmith of Bucks Co. & Henry
Baker of same … sold land …
Pg. 53 1697 Henry Baker of Bucks Co. …
Pg. 57 1698 Henry Baker …
Pg. 58 1698 Henry Baker …
Pg. 412 (415) 5 May 1761, Tho. & Eliz. Yeardley (son & heir
of Rich. Yeardley) yeoman of Newtown, Bucks Co. to Samuel Yeardley,
yeo. Of same L700, 37.5 acres … Newton … line of John Walley,
late John Hough … 220.75 acres … line of Timothy Taylor,
Barnet Taylor & Isaac Ashton - Francis & Jane Hague, sold to
Tho. Yeardley, of Makefield Twp. Bucks Co. who sold to Rich. Yeardly
- heirs of Tho. Yeardly were Wm. Yeardley, Tho. Yeardley, Mary Janney,
widow of Truro Twp, Loudoun Co. Va., Francis & Jane Hague, planter
of same, David & Sarah Kinsey, yeoman of Solebury Twp. Bucks co.
& Nathan & Joyce Baker, miller of Cecil Co. Md. Signed Tho.
Yeardly & Eliz. Yeardley. Wit. Sam. Field, Wm. Yeardley & Tho.
Pg. 74 (34) Samuel Baker, son & heir of Henry of Bucks Co. to Tho.
Hilborne of Shrewsbury, East N. J. 225 acres … & 25 acres
in Newtown pat. 4 Jun 1694 by James Otter, sold to Henry Baker, who
devised to son Nathan but also sold to said Tho. – now said Nathan,
minor between 16 & 17 years age, asks his older bro. to honor sale.
(1700, no date.)
Pg. 95 (219) 23 May 1705 Nathan Baker, age 16 of Chester Co. Pa. to
Tho. Hillborne late of E. N. J. L60, 250 acres, Newtown line of Jonathan
Pg. 396(279) 8 May 1759 Wm. & Tho. Yeardley gent. Of Lower Makefield,
Mary Janney widow, Francis & Jane Hague of Truro Twp., Loudon Co.
Va., David & Sarah Kinsey of Solebury, Nathan & Joyce Baker,
miller of N. East Cecil Co. Md. (The said To., Mary, Jane, Sarah &
Joyce are ch. Of Tho. Yeardley decd of Makefield…)
Pg. 218 (141) 2 Dec 1741 Jos. & Eliz. Warder of Falls Twp. Mort.
To Rachel Baker, widow of Makefield…
William Fisher of Philadelphia, Immigrant from
Ross in Hertfordshire
William Fisher, cordwainer (leather worker) of Ross in
Hertfordshire married a first wife Mary and had children Nicholas, William,
Mary, John, Samuel, and Sarah. He married again to Margaret Rogers and
had a son Joseph who died in infancy. William Fisher, the second son
of William and Mary, came to Philadelphia in the summer of 1684. His
genealogy and activities in Philadelphia are fairly well known. He was
a Quaker. His certificate of removal from Ross Monthly Meeting is dated
6 6m 1684, and was signed by William Fisher (probably his father) and
Samuel Fisher (probably his brother). He married, in early 1687, Bridget
Hodgkins at Philadelphia. Their children were William, born about 1688;
Mary, born about 1690-91; Sarah, born about 1692, Samuel, born about
1697, and Millicent, born before 1707.
In 1689/90 the courts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania recorded
a case regarding a William Fisher, age about 35, who said he was ordered
by Captain Markham, proprietor to recover a horse which was claimed
by the Conway family. This may have been William Fisher of Philadelphia.
William Fisher died in the summer of 1728 in Philadelphia,
leaving a will in which he is referred to as a joiner (cabinet/furniture
maker). He named sons William and Samuel; daughters Mary Corker and
Sarah Brown, and a granddaughter Susannah Plowman.
William Fisher Jr., carpenter of Philadelphia, married
Tabitha Janney in early 1709. He died in Philadelphia in 1734. His will,
probated in August of 1734, named wife Tabitha and sons William and
Thomas; cousin Elizabeth Corker; two children of brother Samuel Fisher,
brother in law Joseph Drinker’s youngest children; and child of
brother-in-law Peter Brown.
Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families, From The Pennsylvania
Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 1, Gen. Pub. Co. Inc. 1982
“William Fisher, Early Philadelphia Quaker, and His Eighteenth
Century Descendants Surnamed Bradford, Brown, Browne, Bunner, Cavender,
Cooper, Corker, Fisher, Hartley, Leaming, Lloyd, Lyon, Trotter, and
Wilson,” by J. Bennett Hill and Margaret Howe Hill.
William Fisher, a Friend (Quaker) came from the town of Ross in Herefordshire,
England. Records of Ross Monthly Meeting show William Fisher, cordwainer,
and wife Mary, with six children:
Nicholas, b. 6 2m 1655, William, b. 22 8m 1658, the immigrant to Pa.;
Mary, b. 22 8m 1660; John, b. 2 9m 1662; Samuel, b. 13 2m 1666; Sarah,
b. 26 7m 1669, m. at Ross to Joseph Cowles.
William Fisher (the immigrant) m. Bridget Hodgkins, dau. of Millicent
Hodgkins, in Phil. Monthly Meeting, Feb 7, 1686/7. His will was proved
the same day as his burial, August 14, 1728. A copy can be found on
LDS Film 0021722, Pennsylvania Wills D-94.
William Fisher, son of the immigrant, was authorized 29 2m 1709 by Philadelphia
Meeting to marry Tabitha Janney, b. 29 7m 1687 at Eaton Lancaster in
Cheshire, youngest of three daus. who came to Phil. with parents Henry
Janney and Barbara Baguley. William Fisher (the younger) left a will
probated Aug 17 1734, which can be found on LDS Film 0021722, Pa. Wills,
E-372. Children of Wm. and Tabitha Fisher:
Wm b. ca 1713, d. 13 1m 1787, aged 74; Thomas b. aft. 1715, bur. 9 11m
1767, m. 22 7m 1743 Abigail Cooper, dau. of William Cooper.
Early Pa. Land Records 974.8 P415 at Clayton Library,
G424 William Fisher formerly Fish Nicholas Waln & Charles Lea under
William Croasedale 1000 acres.
Thomas and Abigail (Cooper) Fisher witnessed a number
of weddings at Concord Monthly meeting. (Bjorkman, Concord Marriages)
Bucks Co. Pa. Deed Records 1684-1763, Davis, John David
Gen D 262 Bucks Pa
Pg. 164 (334) 6 Jan 1729 Joseph & Mary Drinker Wm. & Tabitha
Fisher of Phil. To Henry Lodge & Francis Knowles (ex. Of estate
of Eliz. Teague, widow of Pentacost Teague of same - L250, 150 acres
… Line of John Otter & John Clausen. Signed Joseph Drinker,
Mary Drinker, Wm. Fisher & Tabitha Fisher. Wit. Rich. Redman, Peter
Still & John Kensey Jr.
Pg. 171 Wm. & Tabitha Fisher … Line of John Otter, Jeffrey
Pollard, John Clauson, Wm. Croasdale & Widow Blagden - return of
land they sold. Signed Francis Knowles.
LDS Film 03848350 Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Minutes.
Pg. 243 27th of 8th mo 1699 Thomas Langston having in his will desired
this meeting to assist his wife, Wm Southeby, Joshua Titterey &
Wm Fisher are desired to do the same.
Pg. 59 Twenty sixth of ninth Month 1686 Phil MM Elizabeth Luffe &
Margaret Beardsley present William Fisher & Bridget Hodgkins to
this meeting, who having declared their intentions of marriage with
each other. The young man having no Certificate of his father’s
approbation in the case, was desired to write for one. Barnabus Wilcox
& Thos Duckett are to make Enquiry concerning William.
Pg. 62 MM 28th of the 11th mo 1686. Elizabeth Luffe &
Margaret Beardsley presents William Fisher & Bridget Hodgkins, who
declared their intensions of marriage before the meeting, it being the
second time, and upon enquiry made their being nothing produced that
might obstruct, they were left in the Wisdom of God to consummate their
aforesaid intentions, and further the meeting appoints Wm Southeby and
Thomas Duckett to see that they proceed according to the good order
Pg. 132 27th of 1st mo 1691 It is agreed that Alexr Beardsley pay the
bill of William Fisher so much as doth appear due, which is L1.18.6.
Pg. 136 Wm Fisher appeared before this meeting acquainting friends of
his intentions to transport himself and family to Old England, and desires
a Certificate from this meeting. In order thereto The meeting have appointed
William Southerby and Philip England to make Enquiry concerning the
said Wm Fisher & return their answer to the next monthly mtg. 31st
of 5th month 1691 Friends appointed to Enquire concerning Wm Fisher
return their answer to this meeting that they hear of nothing that may
hinder his having a Certificate, and in order thereto the mtg appd Alexr
Beardsley to get one ready and present it to the next monthly mtg that
it may be there signed.
Pg. 431 29 of 10 mo 1704 Jane Teague & Mary Parker from the womens
meeting presents Magnes Plowman & Sarah Hutchinson who declared
their intentions of marriage 1st time. Pg. 433 2nd time, approved. (Note:
See will of John Fisher, Plowmans were related somehow. Teagues also
Will of William Fisher Sr. of Philadelphia County
16 Feb 1728, 14 Aug 1728
LDS Film 0021722
Be it Remembered that I William ffisher Sr. of the City
of Philad’a Joiner being Mindfull of my Mortality Do make my Last
Will & Testament in manner following (to say) It is my mind &
Will that all my Just Debts & ffunerall Expenses be duely paid And
I Do Give & Bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named the Survivor
& Survivors of them & their Executors of the Survivors the Sum
of Thirty pounds In Trust only for the performance of my Will and Concerning
the same my Will is that they my said Executors & the Survivors
& Survivor & the Executors of the Survivor of them Do putt out
the same Thirty pounds at Interest upon such Security as they shall
think fitt within Twelve Months next after my Decease & so then
after from time to time for the Use and Benefitt & at the risque
of my Grand Daughter Susanna Plowman untill She come of age or Marriage
which shall ffirst happen & then to be paid her And if She Dye under
age or unmarried I Do Will the same to be Divided in the manner I Devise
the rest of my Goods & Chattels And as for & concerning all
the rest & residue of my Goods & Chattells I Give & Bequeath
One full & Equall fourth part thereof to my Son William ffisher
One other like part thereof to my Son Samuel ffisher one other like
part thereof to my Son in Law William Corker & Mary his Wife one
other like part thereof to my Son in Law peter Browne & Sarah his
Wife And I nominate my said Sons William ffisher & William Corker
& my Trusty ffriend John Warder of the said City, Hatter, to be
the Executors of this my Last Will & Testament And as for &
concerning all & Singular my Messuages Lotts Lands Tenements &
hereditaments whatsoever or wheresoever with their Appurtenances I give
& Devise the one full & Equall ffourth part thereof unto my
said Son William ffisher his Heirs & Assigns for Ever & One
other like ffourth part thereof unto my said Son Samuel ffisher his
Heirs Assigns for Ever And one other like ffourth part thereof unto
my said Son in Law William Corker & Mary his Wife their Heirs &
Assigns for Ever in Joint Tenancy and One other like ffourth part thereof
unto my said Son in Law peter Browne & Sarah his Wife their Heirs
& Assigns for Ever in Joint Tenancy & I Revoke all other wills
& Declare this only to be my last Will & Testament In Witness
whereof I have to this my Last Will & Testament sett my Hand &
Seal Dated the Sixteenth Day of ffebruary in the year of our Lord One
Thousand Seven Hundred & Twenty Six. William ffisher. Signed Sealed
published & Declared by the within named William ffisher the Testator
as & for his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us who
have Subscribed our names hereunto in his presence. Aaron Goforth, Aaron
Goforth Jr., Daniel Hall, Charles Brockden. Philadelphia Augt 14 1728.
Then personally appeared Aaron Goforth Senr & Aaron Goforth Junr
Two of the Witnesses to the foregoing Will & on their Solemn Affirmations
according to Law did Declare they saw & heard William ffisher the
Testator above named Sign Seal publish & Declare the same Will to
be his Last Will & Testament & that at the doing thereof he
was of Sound Mind, Memory & Understanding to the best of their Knowledge.
Proved 14 Augt 1728 & Sole Testamentary Granted to the Extrs therein
named having first Solemnly affirmed to bring an Inventory into ye Regt
Genls Office at or before the ffourteenth day of Novb next. Coram pet.
Evans Reg. Gen.
Will of William Fisher Jr. of Philadelphia
1 Aug 1734, 17 Aug 1734
LDS Film 0021722
Be it remembered That I William Fisher of the City of
Philada Carpenter, being weak in body but of sound mind & memory,
(Blessed be God for the Same & all other his mercies) and being
mindfull of my mortality, Do make my last Will & Testament in manner
following. First it is my Will that all my Just Debts and funeral expenses
be duly paid & discharged. And I do hereby Nominate & Appoint
my dear wife Tabitha Fisher & my Son William Fisher to be the Exectrs
of this my Will, requesting my Trusty & well beloved friend Thomas
Tresse to Aid & Assist my Exectrs & do hereby appoint him my
Trustee to see my Will duely Executed. And my Will is, that the Moiety
of the House & Lott wch is conveyed in partnership by Henry Hodge
& Frances Knowles to Joseph Drinker & me, be Sold by my Extrs
in Fee for the best price that can bona fide be got for the same, towards
the payment of my debts. And I do Give and Bequeath unto my said Wife
Tabitha All the Yearly Rents of the residue of my Real Estate to be
by her received untill my Youngest Son Thomas Fisher Arrives to the
full age of Twenty One Years. And I Give, Devise & Bequeath unto
my son William all that my now dwelling House, Lott, Improvemts &
Appurtenances thereunto, to him his heirs & Assigns for ever, when
his said Brother Thomas arrives at the full age of Twenty one Year.
And I also Give unto my Son Thomas his Heirs & Assigns for ever,
my New House & Lott bounded Eastward with my now dwelling House,
Westward with a Tenement in the occupation of Robert Woodcock &
Southward with Mulberry Street, when he Shall arrive to the full age
of Twenty One years. And I Give unto my two Sons William & Thomas
a Feather bed a piece for Each of them. Also I Give unto Each of my
cousens Elizabeth the Daughter of my Brother William Corker Dec’d,
my Brother Samuel ffisher’s two Children, my Brother Joseph Drinker,
Youngest children & my Brother Peter Browns child Twenty Shillings
each when of age or married And do Give unto my two Sons my wearing
apparel, to be Equally divided between them, and as for & concerning
all the rest and residue of my Real & personal Estate, when my son
Thomas comes of full age of Twenty one years I do Give & Bequeath
one third part thereof to my loving wife, her Heirs & Assigns for
ever, and the other two thirds to be Equally divided between my two
Sons William & Thomas Fisher, their heirs & Assigns for ever.
And it is provided nevertheless that if Either of the two Sons afsd
dye in their minority or without Issue then the Survivor of them shall
have & Enjoy the others share of my Estate. In Witness whereof I
have hereunto set my hand & Seal this first day of the Sixth month
August Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred thirty four. William ffisher
(Seal). Signed, Sealed, published, & declared by the Testator William
ffisher for & as his last Will & Testamt in the presence of
us Elizabeth Thompson, Ralph Ward, Joseph ffox.
Philada Augt 17, 1734. Then personally Appeared Ralph Ward & Joseph
Fox two of the Witnesses to the within written will, & upon their
Oath did Declare the same will to be his last Will & Testament &
that at the doing thereof he was of sound mind memory and Understanding
to the best of their knowledge. Coram Pet. Evans Reg. Gen.
Be it Remembered that on the 17th day of Augt 1734 the last Will &
Testament of Wm Fisher Decd was proved in due form of Law & probate
& letters Testamentary were Granted to Tabitha Fisher & William
Fisher Exectrs therein named, having first affirmed well & truly
to Administer the Sd decd Estate & bring an Inventory thereof into
the Reister Generals Office at Philada at or before the Seventeenth
day of September next, And also to render an Account when thereunto
lawfully required. Given under the Seal of the said Office. Pet. Evans
William Fisher of Sussex County, Maryland
William Fisher had land in Sussex County by early 1696.
On March 4, 1695/6 Thomas Fisher, as agent for the administrators of
William Emmet, deceased, conveyed to William Fisher, cordwainer of Philadelphia,
a plantation on the south side of Cedar Creek in Cedar Creek Hundred,
upper Sussex County. The tract had been part of the estate of Alexander
Draper and was called “Little Britain.” In June of 1696
John Hill sold a house and lot in Lewes to William Fisher, “merchant
of Sussex County.”
In 1698, a Sussex County land record names William Fisher
and Rebecca his wife. In 1706 William Fisher made over part of his land
at Cedar Creek to a son John.
William Fisher sold part of the tract at Cedar Creek to
John Bennett, formerly of Somerset County, Maryland. John Bennett (of
Manokin, Somerset County, Maryland) on 4 March 1700 purchased from William
Fisher a 300-acre tract in Cedar Creek Hundred of Sussex County, Delaware,
in an area known as Slaughter Neck, the neck of land between Cedar Creek
and Slaughter Creek. The Bennett family says the plot “seems to
have been known as Little Brittany and was located along the south side
of Cedar Creek slightly to the east of where present Delaware Route
14 crosses the creek.”
In 1725, William Fisher, Esq. of Sussex County left a
will naming wife Rebecca, son Elias, daughter Rebecca Conwell, grandsons
William & John Conwell, granddaughters Hannah Conwell and Mary Grove,
and cousins Henry Fisher and Elias Conwell.
This William Fisher seems to have been connected to the
family of William and Margaret Fisher who came from Lancashire and lived
at Philadelphia and at Lewes in Sussex County. His genealogy has never
been explained. Elizabeth Wynne , widow of Thomas Wynne of Philadelphia,
gave power of attorney to her son-in-law Thomas Fisher of Lewes to convey
the land from William Emmet’s estate in Cedar Creek, to William
Fisher of Philadelphia. Thomas Fisher of Lewes was a son of William
and Margaret Fisher. Shortly before his death in 1699, James Standfield
of Philadelphia bought a large tract in Sussex County from William Dyer.
Frances Chads, executor for James Standfield, sold the property jointly
to William and Thomas Fisher.
LDS Film 0006623 Sussex County Delaware Deeds 1693-1850,
1695 Thomas Crane? Et al, to Wm. Fisher
1706 Wm. Fisher to son John.
1695 William Clark to William Fisher, north side of Cedar Creek near
1700 Wm. Fisher to John Bennett of Somerset Co. Md. by his brother-in-law
Gabriel Henry. Land at Cedar Creek.
Pg. 96 Court of Common Pleas February 1706. William Fisher Appeared
in Open Court and acknowledged and made over, unto his Sone John Fisher,
A Certain Tract or Parcell of Land and marsh Lying and being at Cedar
Creek, in the said County of Sussex, To Have and to Hold, the same unto
his Said Son John Fisher, According to the Contents of a Deed of Gift
by him, the said William to him the said John in Open Court delivered,
bearing date the sixth day of Augt 1706.
Pg. 179 Thomas Fisher by virtue of a power of Attorney at the Bottom
of the Deed from his mother in law Elizabeth Wynne Administrator with
William Clark of William Emmett Decsd to William Fisher. Plantation,
Housing, Orchard & Appurtenances called Little Britain & 300
acres 4th March 1695/6.
Pg. 282 William Fisher to Thomas Fisher 191 Acres N. side Broad Creek
Purchased from William Dyer of Sussex Co. Gent. Decd Aug 1710?
Pg. 309 Thomas Fisher power of atty for Edward & Frances Fisher
(Note: of Dorchester Co. Md.) to William Clark 1000 acres in Sussex
Co. S. side of Broad Creek 4 May 1700. (Note: Not the Broad Creek at
Lewes but the one in SE corner of Delaware running into Maryland.)
Pg. 154 Mar 4 1696 Elizabeth Wynne and Wm. Clark, admstrs for Estate
of Wm. Emmet Decd, to Wm. Fisher. William Fisher, Cordwainer of Philadelphia,
S. side of Cedar Creek, part of estate of Alexander Draper decd called
“Little Britain.” Wit. Thomas Fisher & Elizabeth (her
Pg. 157 Jun 1, 1696 John Hill, House & Lott in Lewes to William
Fisher, merchant of Sussex County, & heirs.
1706 William Fisher to son John, land on Cedar Creek bought in 1697
of John Richard.
Early Pa. Land Records 974.8 P415 at Clayton Library, Houston TX.
H614 Alexander Draper, Sussex County 1717. Brother Henry Draper. Joins
William Fisher. Cedar Creek & Bay between.
1717 Tho. Pemberton by admin. To Wm. Fisher
The Bennett Family of Sussex County Delaware 1680-1860,
J. Bennett Hill
John Bennett (of Manokin, Somerset County, Maryland) on 4 March 1700
purchased from William Fisher a 300-acre tract in Cedar Creek Hundred
of Sussex County, Delaware, in an area known as Slaughter Neck, the
neck of land between Cedar Creek and Slaughter Creek (Deed Book C, 22).
The plot seems to have been known as “Little Brittany” and
was located along the south side of Cedar Creek slightly to the east
of where present Delaware Route 14 crosses the creek.
Calendar of Sussex County Delaware Probate Records 1680-1800
975.1 D48.8, de Valinger.
Pg. 35 William Fisher, Esq. Will (Copy) Made Dec 10 1725. Heirs: wife
Rebecca; son Elias Fisher; dau. Rebecca Conwell; grandsons William &
John Conwell; grandaus Hannah Conwell & Mary Grove; cousins Henry
Fisher & Elias Conwell. Extrs son Elias Fisher & friend Philip
Russell. Wits: Jonathan Barley, Margaret Stretcher, John Hinman. Prob.
Dec 22 1725. Arch vol A71, pg 159. Reg of Wills, Liber A, folio 197-199.
Pg. 42 Joseph Pemberton will April 8 1734. Heirs wife Susanna, children
unnamed. Henry Fisher witness.
LDS Film 0006626 Sussex County Delaware Deeds
Pg. 20 1722 Deed Daniel Palmer to William Fisher Esq. 100 acres N. side
of Broad Creek. Corner Tree of Wm. Fisher & Jabez Fishers land.
John Hill, Elizabeth Hill, Luke Watson.
Pg. 22 Thomas Carlisle to Wm. Fisher, Broad Creek. Wit. Katherine Davis.
LDS Film 0475648 Sussex County Court Records 1680-1699.
(1698?) William Fisher & Rebecca his wife (1698?)
1706 Wilson to Hickman, land next to Wm. Fisher.
Aug 1710 Wm.Fisher to Thomas Fisher, land next to Cornelius Wiltbank.
Recorded/signed by Tho.Fisher (registrar of lands) 27 June 1711.
1713, 30 Sep Thomas Wilson to John Fisher, Mariner of Slaughter Neck.
William Fisher of West Jersey
William Fisher of Burlington, New Jersey was an Episcopal
who lived in Ulster County in New York in 1696. Sarah Farr of Springfield
Township, Burlington County, widow of Elias, left land in Burlington
to William Fisher in 1698. He bought more land in Burlington in 1700,
from Peter Boss of Marcus Hook (Chichester), Chester County, Pennsylvania.
William died between 1714 and 1718 at Burlington. His will mentioned
children Edward, David (absent in some other place) and Ann, wife of
John Hancock; and cousin John Fisher.
David Fisher, son of William, probably joined the Quakers
and went to North Carolina. In 1782, the minutes of Blackwater Monthly
Meeting in Virginia mention David Fisher’s visit to relatives
in New Jersey.
New Jersey Patents & Deeds 1664-1703, Nelson 974.9
P295 Vol. 21
Pg. 387 William Fisher, Burlington town bounds on Delaware River 1691/94.
Pg. 484 William Fisher of Ulster Co. New York 1696 “with widow
Sarah Farre” of Springfield Township, Burlington County.
Pg. 510 Sarah, widow of Elias Farr to William Fisher (1698?). Pg. 521
William Fisher bought 225 acres in Burlington bounds from Peter Boss
of Marcus Hook alias Chishopen, County of Chester, Pa., 1700.
New Jersey Archives Vol. 1 Calendar of Wills 1670-1730
1714-5 Feb. 18. Fisher, William, of Burlington, yeoman; will of. Children
-- Edward, David and Ann, wife of John Hancock. Real and personal estate.
Executors – John Talbot, Rector of St. Mary’s, Burlington,
and Abraham Hewlings of Evesham Township. Witnesses – J. Bass,
Elisabeth Bass, Thomas Platt, William Webster. Proved June 30, 1718.
Lib. 2, p. 93.
Second Probated Will: 1715 May 1. Fisher, William, of Burlington Township,
yeoman; will of. Children – Edward, David “now absented
from mee In Sum other nation or Island,” and Ann, wife of John
Hancock, cousin John Fisher of Burlington Co., Episcopal Church at Burlington,
“of which I am a member.” Real and personal property. Executors
– Dr. John Roberts of Burlington and Abraham Hulings of Wellingborrow.
Witnesses – Samuel Goldy, James Wild, John Carliell, Tho: Scattergood.
Proved April 29, 1719. Lib. 2, p. 115.
John Fisher of Chesterfield, Burlington Co. 1721 Inventory L96./8. Widow
Pg. 159 Sarah Farr widow of Burlington. Will (Date?) Bequest to Mary
Scarbrough; plantation to be sold to William Fisher.
New Jersey Archives Series 1 Vol. 23 Pg. 161 William Fisher
witness for Eleazer Fenton (Penton?) 1702.
Pg. 72 Thomas Bull debt due to William Fisher 1686.
Pg. 409 John Scott of Wellenbourough, Burlington County land bounding
on William Fisher & John Wells (Willis?) (Date?).
The First Fishers of Maryland
Several Fisher families were among the earliest settlers
of Maryland. Some, if not all of them, were related and some were known
to be Quakers. They began to settle on both sides of the middle and
upper reaches of Chesapeake Bay as early as 1650, when Katharine Fisher
came as an indentured servant. They came almost every year, numbering
over 30 arrivals by 1682. Most of them had their passage paid in return
for terms of 4 to 7 years or more of service on the plantations.
The earliest Fishers came to Somerset County on the lower
eastern shore, abutting the peninsular Accomac County, Virginia. The
settlement of St. Mary’s, the provincial capitol of Maryland founded
in 1634, was just across the bay on the western shore. Some of the Maryland
Fishers moved in from Virginia, where there were numerous Fisher arrivals
beginning as early as 1635.
The earliest Fishers were active on every shore of the
Chesapeake. Their earliest records appear in the western shore counties
of St. Mary’s, Charles (part of which became Prince George), Calvert,
and Ann Arundel. They appear on both sides of the north end of the Bay
in old Baltimore County, the eastern side of which became Cecil County.
They were on the eastern shore in Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot, and
Kent Counties, including Queen Anne’s which was formed mostly
from Talbot County, and Caroline which was formed mostly from Dorchester
The records do not say much about the origins of any of
the early Maryland Fishers. Some of them clearly had connections to
Bristol, England or the surrounding parts of Somersetshire or Gloucestershire.
Other immigrants to Maryland are known to have embarked from Bristol,
and there were strong ties between the tobacco ports of Maryland and
Virginia, and the ports of Bristol and Liverpool. The Dorrington family,
which came from Bristol, intermarried with the earliest Thomas Fisher
family of Maryland. Fisher wills of Bristol reflect names common to
the Maryland Fishers. William Dollarhide, in “British Origins
of American Colonists, 1629-1775,” cites statistics that say most
of the Maryland immigrants after 1650 came from around Bristol.
Several Fishers were among the seagoing ship’s masters
and merchants who sailed into Chesapeake Bay during the early years
of the province. Thomas Fisher and Company, of Bristol, was in Maryland
in 1678. John Fisher, master of the “Maryland Merchant,”
was anchored in the bay in 1679. In 1695, commander Francis Fisher was
in the bay.
The early Fishers of Maryland included families with the
names Edward, William, Thomas, John, Henry, Edmond, and others.
The above summary is from “The First Fishers of
Chesapeake Bay,” J. L Fisher. The book is in work and contains
a detailed study of the Maryland Fishers, with citation of sources.
IX. The Fishers of Ireland
I discussed some of the Fishers of Dublin County in Chapter
II of this book, which addressed known immigrants to Pennsylvania and
surrounding areas. Additional Irish Fisher records are given here.
LDS Film 0599671 A Collection of Sufferings of The People
Called Quakers (Besse)
Pg. 480 1672, Wexford Co. Susannah Fisher, a widow, had her Wool and
Corn taken away … was abused … with blows …
LDS Film 0571398 Irish Quaker Records
Youghal MM Reuben Fisher, son of Reuben & Joan of London marr. 1705-12-26
Margaret Sheets (sic Shute?) of Youghal. Children of Reuben & Margaret
Susannah b. 1708-11-16 Marr. 1733-12-14 Thomas Harvey of Youghal.
Reuben b. 1710-3-25 Marr. 1741-2-7 Mary Godfrey of Cashel.
C-- b. 1711-3-25
Charles? b. 1703-1-14 (1713?)
William b. 1714-9-16 Marr. Mary Clarke, by a priest.
Samuel b. 1716-4-22
Joseph b. 1718-2-13 Marr. 1744 Sarah Denis of Cork.
John b. 1720-8-23
Hannah b. 1721-11-29
Webb Pedigrees of Irish Quakers – The only early
Fisher pedigree refers to the Fisher family of Youghal and Cork. Reuben
Fisher (No. 3) came from London to visit his sister Martha who lived
in Youghal. He was then a gay young man, about 22 years of age, and
wore a scarlet, velvet breeches, and so forth. His sister Martha had
been a member of the Society of Friends for some time, having been convinced
by the dying expressions of Deborah Sandham, whom, it is believed, she
attended in her last illness in 1695. He rode before his sister, as
was customary in those days, to the Province Meeting in Cork, where
he went to church in the morning and, in the afternoon to Friends Meeting,
at which he was convinced. He became a consistent friend and continued
so all his life. He went to London to make arrangements for settling
in Youghal which he did in 1701, bringing many testimonials from Friends
in London which are copied in the books of Youghal Meeting. He and his
wife were both active members of the Society of Friends. She was for
many years clerk of the Women’s Meeting. Thomas Shute (died 11.II.1724)
and Constance – (died 11.IV.1712) marr. at Youghal 12.X.1672.
Their daughter Margaret Shute (born 13.V.1678, died 25.IX.1739) marr.
LDS Fiche 6026394 Irish Records
Fiche 2 Wills 1650 John Fisher of Dublin. 1661 Richard Fisher, sgt.
Of foot; 1661 Richard, Fermoy, Co. Cork esq.; 1679 Richard, Dublin gent.;
1705 Richard of Bolton, Lancashire; 1643 Capt. Thomas Fisher; 1663 Thomas
Fisher of Ballyboy, Co. Louth gent.; 1716 Thomas Fisher, Rathleague,
Census of Ireland Circa 1659
George Fisher, shopkeeper, St. Michaels Parish, Dublin; James Fisher,
Londonderry, Templemore, north side of River, Loghfoyle; Richard Fisher,
Rathvily Barony, Tulloephelim Townland, Catherlagh Co.; Thomas Fisher,
gent. Of Ballymaskanlon Parish, Ballyboyes Townland.
Registry of Deeds & Abstracts of Wills (Ireland) 941.5
I65 Vol. 1 1708-1745
Henry Fisher, lessee of Mason’s farm in Dublin, mentioned in will
of Joseph Maddock of Dublin, 1717. Hugh Fisher mentioned in will of
Alexander Hutchison, 1711, Hugh was then of Edenderry parish, Co. Armagh
but went to South Carolina before probate.
Indexes to Irish Wills, 929.3 P556
James Fisher, 1664, Knocomucke Parish of Lismore, Co. Waterford &
Lismore. Mary Fisher, widow of Lt. John Jeffs, Londonderry City, will
Appendix to the 26th report of the Deputy Keeper of the
Public Record Office in Ireland 1270-1800
Printed list available in the National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin
8. Gives the names of participants in protestant marriages, and some
wills and intestacies, in the diocese of Dublin which included part
of County Kildare and County Wicklow. Unfortunately the original lists
and most of the wills were burnt in the 1922 civil war fire in the Four
Courts, so the names of the relevant parishes have been lost.
1714 Anthony Dublin, embroiderer intestacy
1660 Edward Craddockstown, Co. Kildare original will
1684 Elizabeth - will
1688 Elizabeth Dublin, widow will
1692 Elizabeth & Benjamin Rayner - marriage licence
1655 Francis - original will
1678 George St. Michael’s, Dublin, gent. Intestacy
1667 Hannah & Nathaniel Moxon - marriage license
1712 Hasketh Dublin, gent. Intestacy
1684 Henry Dublin, gent. will
1692 Henry Dublin, gent. will
1698 Henry Leporstowne, farmer (Leopardstown) will
1721 Henry Leporstowne, farmer intestacy
1724 Henry Dublin original will
1726 James confectioner intestacy
1662 John & Elizabeth Gore - marriage license
1719 Mary & Robert King - marr. lic. bond
1720 Mary & John Mountain - marr. lic. bond
1657 Richard Fermoy (County Cork) original will
1701 Richard Dublin, shoemaker intestacy
1707 Thomas Killeny, Co. Dublin (Killiney) will
1683 Thomas & Eliza Jennings - marriage licence
1681 -- & John Baker - marriage license
1673 Eliza & the Rev Thomas Cholmondley marriage license
1713 Elizabeth & John Powell marriage license
1681 Henry & Elizabeth Lloyd - marriage license
1678 Jane & Peter Iveer - marriage license
1713 Sarah & William Flower - marriage license
1679 William & Isabella Heskett - marriage license
Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1
Book 20 Pg. 394 Item 11016 Deed of Mortgage 21 Sep 1709 Whereby Joseph
Fisher of the city of Dublin, gent. mortgaged property in York Street,
Dublin, to John Atkinson of Churchtown, Co. Dublin, farmer.
Book 11 Pg. 367 Item 4747 Deed of Surrender 3 Feb 1713 A long document
refering to land in Queens Co. (now Laois), with many parties involved
including James Fisher, gentleman of Clonenagh, Queens Co; and Thomas
Fisher of Rathleagh, Queens Co. farmer. (Probably Rathleague near Mountmellick,
a Quaker stronghold.) Other Quaker names were also listed - including
William Walpole and Tobias Pim.
17.309.8942 Lease 13 April 1717 Whereby Joseph Fisher of Dublin, gentleman,
sold to Margaret Reed “the front house at the corner of Vicars
Street and facing St. Thomas Street” with a plot of ground. Witnesses
include Henry Fisher of St. Thomas Street, collar maker.
19.141.9844 Lease 5 October 1717 Whereby William Fisher of the city
of Dublin, weaver, and Mary Selby otherwise Fisher of Clonenagh, Queens
Co., let lands in Queens Co. to William Despard. Witnesses included
William Fisher of Dublin, ironmonger.
20.335.10826 Conveyance 19 Nov 1717 Whereby Joseph Fisher of the city
of Dublin sold to William Clenehan of same city, brazier, property on
the north side of York Street, Dublin. Witness Robert Fisher.
23.444.13995 Lease 13 Jul 1711 Whereby David Turner of the city of Dublin,
sadler, assigned to John Ditchfield of Dublin, feltmaker, a house at
the end of Essex Bridge, Dublin.
19.173.9909 Lease 7 Jan 1713 Whereby Jonathan Newmarch of Ballyffermot,
Co. Dublin, farmer, leased to Peter Sharpe of Oughterarde, Co. Kildare,
farmer, “that farm commonly called and known by the name of Tyth
Bradduck together with all Houses, Edifices, Buildings, Plantations
and Improvements whatsoever that are at present on the said farm…”
65 acrres at a yearly rent of L68-5-0 over and above taxes.
41.81.24631 Lease 26 Mar 1722 Whereby Jonathan Newmarch of Ballyfermot,
farmer, leased to Richard Bulkley of Ballyfermot, farmer, lands in Ballyfermot.
36.272.22242 Lease 25 Sep 1722 Whereby Jonathan Newmarch of Ballyfermot,
Co. Dublin, leased to Daniel Dunn of Ballyfermot, Co Dublin, deryman
(dairyman) land “commonly called Clappermeadow for 31 years at
L3 per acre per annum.
36.272.22266 Deed of Mortgage 15 Dec 1722 Whereby Jonathan Newmarch
of Ballyfermot, Co Dublin assigned on certain terms to Joseph Fade of
the city of Dublin, gent. certain lands in Ballyfermot.
50.411.33587 Deed of Mortgage 17 Dec 1726 Whereby Thomas Styles of Ballyfermot,
farmer and Hester Styles otherwise Newmarch, his wife, granted to Edward
Dalton of the city of Dublin, Notary Public, lands of Tibbradach (probably
Tibradden) being part of the lands of Templeogue, 65 acres, in the parish
of Tullagh (Tallaght), barony of Uppercross.
55.397.37476 Deed of Mortgage 3 May 1728 Whereby Jonathan Newmarch of
Ballyfermot granted various lands in Ballyfermot to Joseph Fade of the
city of Dublin, gent.
Minutes of the Board of Property of the Province of Pa.
Vol I, Egle.
268 … 1683 sold to Isaac Jacobs 1000 acres, sold to Thomas Fairman
880 acres, deed 1699 in England sold to Capt Samuel Finney, Phil Co
adjoining on Joseph Fisher’s, Robt Wilkins’ Thomas Sydon’s
and the Susquehanna Road …
281 … Samuel Carpenter 5000 acre purchase 1681 … 1684 4420
acres … adjoining to the tract of Joseph Fisher’s and the
Line of bucks Co … 22 & 23 Mar 1681 grant to Joseph Fisher
5ooo acres … quitrent 1 s/100. For L18 reduced to 1 1S/1000. In
right of purchase 80 acres of Lib. Land, 500 acres Co Phil on which
he now lives; warr. 14 12mo 1683 4420 acres resurvey adj. Samuel Carpenter
300 Resurvey of 4420 acres Joseph Fisher found to be 5062, patent ordered.
302 Nicholas Skull 200 acres adj his own from his SW corner along Tho
Fitswater to Daniel Howell NE corner…
303 Joseph Fisher, Joseph Ashton, George Northrap & Edmd McVeigh
with others of Dublin Township … Susquehannah road laid out too
much to northwd … Joseph Fisher in Dublin Twp deficient in breadth
etc , take overplus from James Atkinson…
345 Francis Searl & John Carver partition 5 Jun 1700 joint purchase
from Jos Fisher ex’or of Tho Terwood, sale 1 9mo 1697 200 acres
Phil Co joyning Jos Knight & land of Searl & Carver 500 acres
from Silas Crispin adjoining and by Mares Manor, as extrs of Tho Holme
10 10mo 1697 sold to I. Woods.
450 Ordered 50 acres to Isabel Clift, servant to Jos Fisher in ’82.
693 10 mo 11 1719 … Edward Farmer & Joseph Fisher’s
36 14 4 mo 1690. Robt Turner … he has right of John Gee &
Company 5000 A 16 3mo 1684 … Gee 1000 A in Bucks Co … changed
to Turner in Phil Co …
200 John Ffurnese of Phil, Barber, cert under hand of Samuel Carpenter
8mo13 1701 & Josph Ffisher … that Robert Turner of Phil decsd
transported servants by indenture Henry, John, Mary, Sarah, Rachel,
Joseph, Daniel Ffurnis from the Port of Dublin to Pa in “Lyon
of Liverpool,” John Crumpton Mas’r, landed at Phil 8 8mo
1683 for which servants in their right purchased of them by the said
John Ffurnes, take up their head land 350 A at halfpenny/A.
70 Robert Turner & Samuel Carpenter bring in accounts…1691.
X. The Fishers of Lancashire and Cumberland
Some of the Fishers of Lancashire and Cumberland are discussed
elsewhere in this book. Additional records are given here.
Simon Grant’s Home Page, Internet
Hardshaw West Monthly Meeting at Liverpool PM. Friends Meeting House,
65 Paradise St. Liverpool, LI 3BP. Www.simongrant.org/quaker/
LDS 0093694 Lancashire Parish Records, Childwall Parish
LDS 0441398 Hardshaw Monthly Meeting, Lancashire Quaker Records
LDS 1469059 Lancashire Parish Records, Up Holland etc.
LDS 1468977 Lancashire Parish Records, Walton on the Hill etc.
LDS 1468974 Lancashire Parish Records, Walton on the Hill etc.
LDS 1469032 Lancashire Parish Records, Farnworth etc.
LDS 1068887 Lancashire Parish Records, Liverpool etc.
LDS 1655233 Lancashire Parish Records, Farnworth etc.
Parish Records of Lancashire, Eccleston etc. 942 A779
Engla GR BR at Clayton Library, Houston
Fishers in the parish records of lower Lancashire, around
Liverpool, are included in the table on the following pages. This is
the area of the Hundred of West Derby, including the parish of Walton
on the Hill where Henry Baker lived before coming to Pennsylvania with
a Thomas Fisher in 1684. See the sketch in this volume for “Thomas
Fisher and the Baker Family of Lancashire & Bucks County.”
Lancashire Parish Records
Name Relationship Relative Event Year Day Spouse Surname Spouse Name
Fisher vx Richard Fisher of Eccleston Burial 1634 Nov 15 Eccleston
daughter of John Fisher of Eccleston Christening 1655 Jan 25 Eccleston
Marriage 1598 Oct 10 Taylor
vx Richard Fisher of Eccleston Burial 1617 May 24 Eccleston
daughter of Robert Fisher of Heskin Christening 1678 Nov 3 Eccleston
daughter of John Fisher of Fazakerley Burial 1688 Jun 12 Walton-on-the-Hill
wife of Peeter Fisher
Burial 1632 Dec 1 Eccleston
daughter of Henry Fisher
Christening 1633 Jan 5 Eccleston
daughter of Henry Fisher of Parbold Christening 1679 Apr 18 Eccleston
Marriage 1600 Aug 4 Hearne
daughter of John Fisher of Eccleston Christening 1638 Sep 6 Eccleston
daughter of Thomas Fisher of Wrightington Burial 1669 Apr 30 Eccleston
daughter of William Fisher of Parbold Burial 1636 Jul 5 Eccleston
daughter of Jo’’, mariner Christening 1675 Nov 1 Liverpool
widow of Fazakerley Burial 1670 Dec 10 Widow of Thomas Fisher of Childwall?
wife of William of Cuerdly Burial 1696 Sep 16 Farnworth
of Henry of Aple Burial 1626 Feb 1 Eccleston
of Henry of Wrightinton Burial 1645 Mar 14 Eccleston
Fisher Child of Henry Fisher of Wrightington Burial 1649 May 17 Eccleston
of Writtington Burial 1680 Jul 5 Eccleston
son of John Fisher of Wrightington Christening 1691 Feb 4 Eccleston
daughter of William
Christening 1639 Feb 23 Liverpool
daughter of William Fisher of Penketh Birth 1702 Nov 2 (Bap Nov 16)
daughter of William of Cuerdly Baptism 1702 Jan 16 Farnworth
son of John Fisher of Wavertree Baptism 1682 Mar 11 Childwall
wife of John Fisher of Fazakerley Burial 1680 Feb 24 Walton-on-the-Hill
daughter or wife of Thomas of Sutton Burial 1702 Feb 24 Farnworth
daughter of Peeres Fisher of Wrightington Burial 1637 Feb 3 Eccleston
son of William (may be Forster rather than Fisher) of Cuerdler near
Prescot. Baptism 1609 Mar 13 Farnworth
of Aple Burial 1620 Feb 20 Eccleston
Wedding 1640 May 20 Isabel of Wrightington Eccleston
son of Peeter of Mawdsley Christening 1660 Dec 18 Eccleston
son of William of Wrightinton Christening 1668 Aug 30 Eccleston
of Eccleston Burial 1670 Dec 1 Eccleston
son of Robert Fisher of Eccleston Christening 1673 Sep 29 Eccleston
of Standish parish Wedding 1677 Dec 28 Latham
Elin of Eccleston Parish Eccleston
son of Henry of Wrightinton Christening 1682 Jan 25 Eccleston
son of John Fisher of Wrightington Christening 1686 Mar 18 Eccleston
son of Thomas Fisher of Up Holland Christening 1694 Apr 25 Up Holland
son of William of Cuerdly Baptism 1704 Mar 23 Farnworth
son of Henry of Thomas Street, Liverpool. Joiner Burial 1711 Aug 17/22
wife of Henry of Wrightington Burial 1658 May 13 Eccleston
son of William of ?Onner? Baptism 1613 Mar Farnworth
of Aple Burial 1614 Dec 17 Eccleston
of Aple Burial 1614 Dec 13 Eccleston
of Wrightinton Burial 1649 Aug 10 Eccleston
son of John, mariner Christening 1682 Aug 11 Liverpool
Fisher James? Or Jane posthumous child of William
Christening 1641 Nov 21 Liverpool
wife of Thomas Fisher of Garston Burial 1660 Mar 14 Childwall
widow Burial 1668 May 7 Childwall
wife of Peeter of Wrightenton Burial 1678 Jul 6 Eccleston
daughter of John, mariner Christening 1680 Jul 2 Liverpool
wife of John, mariner Burial 1684 Dec 30 Liverpool
of Eccleston Wedding 1631 Feb 13 Rigbie
James of Standish Eccleston
Buried 1619 Jan 9 Liverpool
Wedding 1635 Jun 25 Tomlynson
of Liverpool Marriage 1670 Sep 2 Ryse
Ellin of Liverpool Childwall
son of John Christening 1675 Jan 10 Liverpool
of Eccleston Burial 1677 Dec 17 Eccleston
of West Derby Burial 1688 Dec 7 Walton-on-the-Hill
son of John Fisher of Wrightington Burial 1691 Apr 11 Eccleston
son of William
Christening 1698 Apr 7 Liverpool
of Cuerdly Marriage (?Fro Mich:?) 1704 Farnworth
son of Jo’n
Baptism 1674 Liverpool
Lab(orer?) Marriage 1711 Jul 24 Naylor
son of Joshua Christening 1675 Feb 25 Liverpool
Infant? Burial 1700 Oct 2 Liverpool
married John Heys
Marriage 1713 Nov 30 Farnworth
Wedding 1620 Nov 24 Madishe
daughter of John Fisher of Eccleston Christening 1635 Feb 29 Eccleston
Burial 1639 Jan 31 Eccleston
daughter of John Fisher of Eccleston Christening 1641 Apr 18 Eccleston
married Marriage 1641 Jun 12 Horrobin?
daughter of Thomas Fisher of Garston Baptism 1661 Jul 19 Childwall
daughter of Thomas Fisher of Garston Burial 1661 Sep 2 Childwall
daughter of John Fisher of Wrightington Christening 1664 Nov 25 Eccleston
daughter of Thomas Fisher of Garston Burial 1666 Nov 5 Childwall
daughter of William Fisher of Aple Christening 1673 Mar 31 Eccleston
widow of Parbold Burial 1688 Oct 5 Eccleston
daughter of Thomas Fisher of Up Holland Christening 1691 Sep 25 Up Holland
wife of William Fisher of Cuerdly Burial 1695 Sep 16 Farnworth
wife of Thomas Fisher of Sutton Burial 1698 Aug 24 Farnworth
daughter of William Fisher of Penketh Birth 1699 Jan 4 (Bap Jan 25)
daughter of William of Cuerdly Baptism 1700 Jan 25 Farnworth
of Sephton Marriage 1625 Jan 8 Hamletus Whitfield Sephton
Wedding 1603 Jan 27 Howet
daughter of John Fisher of Fazakerley Burial 1676 Nov 11 Walton-on-the-Hill
daughter of John Fisher of Eccleston Christening 1645 Jan 18 Eccleston
daughter of Christian Fisher of Wavertree Baptism 1678 Feb 5 Childwall
daughter of Thomas Fisher of Garston Baptism 1662 Oct 12 Childwall
daughter of William Fisher of Parbold Christening 1679 Apr 27 Eccleston
daughter of James, shoemaker Christening 1681 Oct 4 Liverpool
spinster Burial 1681 Dec 28 Childwall
daughter of Henry Fisher of Up Holland Burial 1683 Mar 17 Up Holland
of Wrightington Burial 1640 Sep 13 Eccleston
of Eccleston Parish Wedding 1665 Jun 22 Rigbie
Ann of Eccleston Parish Eccleston
son of Robert Fisher of Eccleston Christening 1671 Feb 4 Eccleston
of Wrightington Wedding 1675 Jun 22 Rigbie
Ann of Wrightington Eccleston
son of Henry Fisher of Eccleston Christening 1627 Sep 29 Eccleston
of Grutley wives (sic) of Parbold Burial 1693 Oct 18 Eccleston
of Eccleston Burial 1635 May 21 Eccleston
son of John Fisher of Eccleston Christening 1650 Jan 3 Eccleston
of of Aigburth Burial 1658 Apr 16 Childwall
son of Thomas Fisher of Garston Burial 1665 May 30 Childwall
son of Thomas Fisher at Aigburth Baptism 1672 Feb 26 Childwall
son of John Fisher of Wrightington Burial 1692 Jun 21 Eccleston
Christening 1639 Jan 4 Eccleston
of Aple, yeoman Burial 1623 Dec 6 Eccleston
of Wrightington Wedding 1685 Sep 28 Rigbie
Ellen of Eccleston Eccleston
of Writtington Wedding 1685 Jul 8 Rigby
daughter of Joshua
Christening 1674 Sep 15 Liverpool
daughter of Joshua
Burial 1675 Apr 12 Liverpool
son of John, mariner Christening 1677 Dec 2 Liverpool
son of Henry Fisher of Wrightington Christening 1647 Mar 28 Eccleston
of Aigburth Marriage 1657 Nov 5 Dwarrihouse
Catherine of Becconsall (Scasondall?) Childwall
son of Thomas Fisher of Garston Baptism 1668 Apr 7 Childwall
son of Joshua, vintner Christening 1675 Oct 10 Liverpool
of Allerton Burial 1678 Dec 2 Childwall
Fisher Thomas son of William (Guilielmi) of Farnworth near Prescott
Christening 1679 Nov 19
son of William of Upton Baptism 1680 Nov 19 Farnworth
son of John Fisher of Parbold Christening 1683 Dec 10 Up Holland
of Wigan Marriage 1689 Oct 15 Alice
daughter of John Fisher of Heskin Christening 1643 Jan 14 Eccleston
widow of Eccleston Burial 1681 Aug 30 Eccleston
of Wrightington Burial 1607 May 19 Eccleston
of eadem Burial 1632 Nov 3 Eccleston
Burial 1641 Oct 5 Liverpool
son of Henry Fisher of Wrightenton Christening 1643 Jun 11 Eccleston
of Wrightinton Burial 1649 Jul 7 Eccleston
son of John Fisher of Wrightington Burial 1657 Sep 17 Eccleston
son of Thomas Fisher of Garston Burial 1671 Jan 31 Childwall
of Parbolt Christening 1680 Mar 13 Eccleston
son of John, mariner Christening 1685 Aug 10 Liverpool
son of Edward
Christening 1625 May 20 Liverpool
son of Edward
Christening 1628 Aug 10 Liverpool
Robinson (son) son of John Robinson of Penketh Birth/Baptism 1703 Nov
daughter of James Robinson of Penketh Baptism 1685 Feb 8 Farnworth
daughter of Thomas Robinson from Whitehaven, (Cumberland near Pardshaw)
Mariner Death/Burial 1711 Dec 27/Jan 1 Liverpool
daughter of John Robinson of Penketh Baptism 1690 Feb 17 Farnworth
of Cuerdly Marriage 1674 Jul Robinson? Golinson? Ellena of Penketh Farnworth
daughter of William Robinson of bold Birth/Baptism 1699 Feb22/25 Farnworth
son of John Robinson of Penketh Burial 1693 Dec 12 Farnworth
of Penketh Marriage 1673 Feb 10 Ratcliffe of Hollin ford Mary Farnworth
daughter of John Robinson of Penketh Baptism 1695 Dec 10 Farnworth
son of Edward Robinson of Penketh Burial 1688 Dec 13 Farnworth
XI. The Fishers of Somerset and Glocestershire
The records of the early Fishers of Bristol in Somerset
show that many of them were merchants and tradesmen.
The will of William Fisher of the parish of St. Michaelmass
in the City of Bristol, butcher, was probated in 1621. He named a son
William Walker alias Fisher; daughters Alice and Margaret; wife Joan,
and a mother still living. He signed “William Walker alias Fisher.”
Probate was by Joanne Garterell alias Fisher alias Walker.
The will of Edward Fisher of the Parish of St. Michael,
Bristol, clothier, was probated in 1662. He named a wife Katharine and
children Joseph, James, Edward, and Elizabeth (Brain or Breker or Buff---).
The will of Joseph Fisher of St. Michael parish in Bristol,
clothier, son of Edward, was probated in 1677. He named a wife Anne
and a brother-in-law John Brain. He asked to be buried in the grave
of his father in the churchyard of St. James.
The will of James Fisher of the City of Bristol, grocer,
was probated in 1718. He named a wife Christian; son John; and daughters
Joanna Brewer wife of Christopher Brewer, Elizabeth Fisher and Anne
Mayden wife of James Mayden, “children by my first wife.”
In 1670 he had settled property in Rudge in the parish of Bennington
in the County of Somerset, on the 4 children.
The will of Francis Fisher of Winforest in Bristol, mercer, was probated
in 1702. He named his mother Christian Fisher and a brother William.
In 1670, the will of John Maplett of the City of Bath
(near Bristol in Somerset), mentioned a house bought from Mr. Thomas
Fisher. A deposition in 1678 mentions Thomas Fisher of Bristol, owner
of the “Constant Martha,” and his agent in Maryland.
In 1702, a letter from the Quakers at Ratcliffe near London
to the Quakers of Bristol reveals that Francis and Sarah Fisher of Bristol
had come from near Ratcliffe to Bristol, and their daughter Sarah was
about to marry Jasper Lawrence of Bristol. A note was attached from
Roger Wallace of Ratcliffe, releasing Sarah from her previous committment
Somersetshire Wills 942 A164
Pg. 90 Thomas Fisher 1617, wife Mary. Of Taunton, gent.
Pg. 38 William Fisher 1645 mentioned in Wm. Richmond’s will.
Pg. 19 Alice Fisher wife of Henry Fisher mentioned in 1659 will of John
Abarrow, father of Alice.
Bristol and America 1654-1685 325.242 B861 USA.
V. II P. 174 John Fisher of Horsington to Pennsylvania on Maryland Merchant.
The Complete Book of Emigrants, Coldham Eng 942 C688.
Pg. 491 Apprenticed in Bristol 16 Oct 1684: John Fisher of Horsington,
Somerset to Nicholas Ridout of Shaftsbury, Dorset, 5 yrs Pennsylvania
by “Maryland Merchant.”
LDS Film 095273 Somerset Bishop’s Transcripts.
1637, Portbury near Bristol Edith, dau. of Thomas & Sarah Fisher
Genealogical Gleanings in England, V. 1 942 W329 Eng Grt
Brit. At Clayton Gen. Lib.
pg. 565 John Maplett of City of Bath, Somerset England. 13 April 1670.
Sister Mary Gorton of N. England. House in Bath bought of Mr. Thomas
(Note: Bath is near Bristol. “New England” sometimes meant
any colony on the Atlantic coast.)
English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1661-1733. 325.242
C688 USA at Clayton Gen. Lib., Houston, TX.
Robert Edwards, John Roblin & Susanna Williams v. Thomas Fisher.
28 June 1678. Page 23. Nicholas Oliver of Clifton, Gloucestershire,
where he has lived for 7 years, cooper aged 46. He engaged as cooper
of the “Constant Martha,” Mr. William Hanman, owned by Thomas
Fisher, for a voyage from Bristol to Maryland. The ship sailed in January
1675/6 and was driven by adverse winds into Milford Haven where one
of her company deserted and on 13 January John Roblin and John Williams
were hired. The latter died at Great Choptank in Maryland in August
1676 leaving Susanna Williams as his relict and administratrix. She
and the other plaintiffs have asked Fisher for the balance of wages
but have been denied. The Constant Martha carried linens, cloth, axes,
ironware, brandy and beer on her outward voyage and Cadwallader Palmer,
factor in Maryland for Thomas Fisher, complained at the length of time
it had taken the ship to arrive. On her homeward voyage the ship took
16 weeks to reach Bristol because of adverse winds. The usual time from
Bristol to Maryland is 8 or 9 weeks and the return 6 or 7 weeks.
LDS Film 441490 Bristol/Somerset Qtly Meeting (Quaker).
George Fisher, brewer, son of George marr. Abigail Fallowfield 1700-6-15.
Francis Fisher, City of Bristol, Mariner marr. Mary Gibbons at Bristol
LDS IGI. Thomas Fisher, son of Thomas, chr. 28 Jul 1691,
Bath Abbey, Somerset, marr. abt 1689 to Sarah -- . James Fisher, son
of Thomas Fisher of Bath, christened 6 Jan 1718.
LDS Film 15665102 Index to Bristol Wills 1571-1857.
Wills in the Great Orphans Book
Fish, John 1681, Fisher, William 1621, Fisher, Edward 1662, Fisher,
Joseph 1667, Fisher, Francis 1702,
Fisher, James 1718, Fisher, Jonathan 1719, Fisher, Hannah, 1721, Fisher,
Fisher, Francis 1740, Fisher, Jane 1747, Fisher, Mary 1748, Fisher,
Calendar of Wills, Great Orphans Book, Council House at Bristol William
Fisher, Butcher, St. Nicholas 11 Jul 1621; Wm. Fisher, See Clement,
Margaret; Fisher, Walker als William See Walker.
LDS Film 1565337 Bristol Wills 1705-1714
Francis Holland will 20 Aug 1702 Probate Aug 1706. City of Bristol.
Wit. Jacob Wadsworth, Thomas ffisher, James Hardwicke.
LDS Film 156514 Bristol Wills 1639-1667
No. 28 Edward ffisher 1 Jan 1661, Probate 1662. Wife Katharine, ch.
Joseph, James, Edward, Elizabeth (Braker).
Will of Edward Fisher, Bristol 1 Jan 1661; 1662
LDS Film 1565141 Bristol Wills
In the Name of God Amen the First day of January in the
year of our Lord 1661 and in the thirtieth year of our sovereign Lord
King Charles the Second I Edward ffisher of the parish of St. Michael
in the City of bristoll Clothier do make and ordaine this my last Will
and Testament in manner ffollowing. First I bequeath my Soule unto the
hands of almighty God my only Saviour and redeemer and my body to bee
Item I give unto my Sonn Joseph ffisher four pounds in
money to be paid him within the month after my decease and whereas I
am bound in bond for my Sonne James ffisher with him to pay tenn pounds
to the Exchamberlain of the City. Of the City money, my will is that
my Executrix Shall pay the one halfe of it when it Shall be due, which
I give unto him.
Item I give unto my Sonn James ffisher ffive pounds in
money to be paid him within Six months of my desease.
Item I give unto my Sonn Edward ffisher tenn pounds in
money to be paid him at the age of twenty and one years if he shall
so long live.
Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Breker four pounds
in money to be paid to her: or to her use according to the advise and
direction of my Sonns Joseph ffisher and James ffisher: Also I give
unto her all my wearing Apparel linens and wollings Except my best sute
which I give unto my Sonn Edward ffisher. All ye rest of my goods not
given and bequeathed my debts and ffuneral being discharged. I do give
unto Katherine my wife whereas I make my legal and Sole Executrix of
this my last will and Testament in witness thereof I have hereunto Set
my hand and Seal the day and year ffirst above written.
Signed Sealed and published Edward ffisher
in the presence of
Will of Joseph Fisher, Bristol, England, 1677. LDS film
In the name of God amen: The twentie Eighth day of June
in the yeare of the Lord 1677 and in the nine & twentieth year of
the reign of our Soveraiyn Lord Charles the Second of England, Scotland,
ffrance; and Ireland king defender of the faith etc.
I Joseph ffisher of the Parrish of St. Michael in the
City and Countie of Bristoll Clothier being not in perfect health of
bodie; but whole of mind & perfect remembrance (thanks bee to God)
doe ordain and Make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form
ffirst I bequeath my Soule unto Allmighty God my Creatour,
and to Christ a most merciful redeemer of the Same.
Secondlie I bequeath my bodie to Allmighty God also but
to be decentlie buried in the Churchyard of the Parish of St. James
in the same grave that my ffather lieth, or to bee laid as next to if
as conveniently it may bee.
Also I give unto my Brother John ffisher, who liveth at
Portburie, my best Coat.
I give unto my Brother James ffisher who liveth at Stoke,
my riding Coat.
I give unto my Sister Elizabeth Buff____ one Shilling.
I give unto my Brother Edward ffisher, who liveth in Bristoll
I give unto my Brother in Law, John Brain my best cloak
and my best Hat.
Also after the decease or death of my wife Anne ffisher,
I doe give and bequeath unto my Kinswoman Marie ffisher, the daughter
of my Brother John Fisher now of Portburie in the Countie of Somerset,
Glover, the remainder of my right and title in a Tenement or house and
Garden in Horsestreet now in the tenant and occupation of William Wall,
To have, hold, occupie, possess, and enjoy the same to her, and her
Assigns during the term of (?lease?) granted unto mee; the rent charged
upon the Said Tenement to bee defraied and paied by her or her Assignes
after possession had by them.
Then freelie, expresslie and plainly, I do give and bequeath
all the rest of my goods and chattels moveable and unmoveable unto my
wife Anne Fisher, whom I ordain, constitute and make absolute and on
the Executrix of this my Last Will and Testamend desireing her to defraie
and discharge my ffunerall expenses, and to pay my debts if anie shall
bee (anitrogit?) due, and doe give her full power to claim all that
is mine, or whatsoever is anie manner of way, due unto mee. In Witness
hereof, and that this is my certaine act and Ittd? I have hereunto Subscribed
my name and affixed my seale this instant twentie Eighth day of June
first above written.
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Nicholas ?Aesh? (Signed)
(?Anne ffisher?) Joseph ffisher (Seal)
Will of Francis Fisher, 23 Jan 1702, 9 Feb 1702
LDS Film 1565311, Bristol Wills 1702, #18
In the name of God Amen I ffrancis ffisher of the City
of Bristoll, Mercer, being Sick and weak in body but of Sound and perfect
mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God therefore knowing the
mortality of this life and the certainty of death Revoking all former
Wills do make and ordaine my last Will and Testament in manner and form
Ffirst I bequeath my Soul to God my Creator with assured
hope of his great mercys in and through the merritts and mediation of
my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ After this mortall life
ended to obtain everlasting happyness in his heavenly Kingdom &
my body I Will that it be buryed at the discretion of my Exectrs hereafter
named without any greater Solemnity or expense than what a man decently
Item I give unto my Dear Mother Christian ffisher my Silver
Tankard and all my household goods as bedding pewter brass Tables and
Chairs and other the furniture belonging to & in the house I live
in in Winforest in Bristoll. I give and bequeath all the rest of my
goods and Chattles Creditts and other my personall Estate to my Loving
Brother William ffisher whom I make my whole and Sole Executor of this
my Will. In witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this
three and twentieth day of January In the year of our Lord One Thousand
Seven hundred and Two.
Signed and Sealed by the above named ffrancis ffisher
and by him published as and declared to be his Last Will
and Testmt in the presence of us
Elenor Earle Memorand. that this is a true Copy of the
Mary Griffith Original will of ffrancis ffisher decd. The
Walter Deyes Original Will was delivered unto the Extr
thereof upon deposition of there being bona notabilia out of this Diocese
and infrequently a necessity of giving The Will in the Prerogative Court.
Witness our hands this Ninth day of ffeby 1702.
Jos: Eaglestone Not. Pub.
William Fisher Exectr
Will of James ffisher 10 Mar 1703, 5 Feb 1718
LDS Film 1565338 Bristol Wills 1715-1722, #19
In the Name of God Amen Tenth day of March In the yeare
of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and three And in the third yeare
of the Reigne of our Soverereigne Lady Queene Anne over England etc.
I James ffisher of the Citty of Bristoll, Grocer in my full health of
body & mind, considering the uncertainty of life & mutability
of all human affairs (Revoking all former Wills) Doe make & ordaine
this my last Will & Testament as followeth.
ffirst I commend my Soule to God that gave it me in hopes
of Salvation by the alone meritts of my blessed Saviour & Redeemer
Christ Jesus And my body be committed to the Earth from which it was
taken to be decently buried by my Executrix hereafter named who is not
to exceed twenty pounds in my funerall expenses my desire being to be
buried as simple as possible. And as to my worldly Estate I thus dispose
Item I give unto my Son John ffisher, my daughter Joanna
Brewer wife of Christopher Brewer, my daughter Elizabeth ffisher and
my daughter Anne Mayden wife of James Mayden being all my children by
my first wife to Each of them ffive Shillings apiece to be paid them
within one month after my decease.
Item Whereas I have formerly by Deed under my hand &
Seale bearing date the 24th day of September 1670 Settled All that one
messuage Tenement Gardens Orchard and Ninety and Eight acres & 3
Roods of arable Land meadows & pasture thereto belonging Situate
in Rudge in the parish of Bennington in the County of Somersett for
the benefit of my above Said foure Children for their lives & the
longest lived Share and Share like each I do hereby confirm to them
during their lives respectively it being my Will and desire that the
profitts of the Sd Estate be equally divided amongst them & the
survivors of them as long as they Live. And after they have all deceased,
I give and Devise the Same Messuage tenements & Lands to my Loving
dear wife Christian ffisher to have & to hold to her, her Executors,
Admstrs & assigns for and during All the then residue of the tenements
gardens & Estates I have thereon. Also I give Devise & bequeath
All the rest & residue of my Goods & Chattles, plate, household
Stuff, Creditts and all other my personall Estate to my Said dear wife
Christian ffisher whom I make my whole and Sole Executrix of this my
Will In Witness whereof I the Sd James ffisher have hereunto Sett my
hand & Seale the above Tenth day of March In the year of our Lord
One Thousand Seven hundred and three.
Signed & Sealed by the Sd James ffisher in the Will
as last mentioned & this Will was afterwards published & declared
by him to be his Last Will & Testament our presence being desired
by him to be witnesses thereunto & in his presence wee have Sett
as Witnesses threunto accordingly.
5 die Menses February 1718 in yte er
Intranovata Christiana Fisher Jurat fuit.
Exetr coram ine
J Taylor Ists
Will of William Fisher of Bristol 6 Sep 1616, Jul 1621
LDS Film 1565139 Bristol Wills
In the Name of God Amen I William ffisher of the parish
of St. Michaelmass in the Citie of Bristoll butcher being weak in bodye,
but perfect in memorie thanks be to God, do make this my last will and
Testament, first I Bequeath my Soule into the hands of God in the hope
that through the gracious death of his Sone Jesus Christ hath a place
for me in the kingdom of heaven. My body I commit unto the earth from
which it was made.
Item I give unto my Sone William Walker alias ffisher
the house that I dwell in, and to the Issue of his body Lawfully begotten
and if it please God that he does not have issue, Then I give the said
house to my Daughter Alice and to the Issue of her bodye lawfully begotten,
and if it please God that she Dye without Issue lawfully begotten, then
I give ye Said house to my daughter Margaret and to the Issue of her
bodye lawfully begotten, And if she should dye without issue then I
give the said house unto my wife Joan fisher and to her Issue of her
body. I make my Sole Executrex and my will is that my Said wife Joan
Shall have and enjoye the Said house during the minoritie of the aforesaid
children after my decease and of my mother and to See them Through Age
and also to have and enjoy all the rest of my worldly goods, and to
see my debts good.
In Witness thereof I have hereto Set my hand the sixth
day of September in the year of ye Lord God 1616.
William Walker Als
?Morged Mollenburgh? Mark?
Probat fui ( ) Joanne Garterell als ffisher als Walker the
relict desd ( )
( ) Willm Lane
( ) anno die mense July 1621
Engagement of Sarah Fisher, Bristol Monthly Meeting
LDS Film 1749522 Item 3 Bristol MM Marriages.
From our Monthly Meeting at Ratclife near London the 18
day of 9th mo. 1702.
To our friends and Breatherin of the Monthlly Meeting
Whereas Richard Snead of your Meeting hath by order of
the Same, aquainted our friend Nathaniell Wells that one Sarrah Fisher
Daughter of Francis and Sarrah Fisher who some time had their residence
in this quarter. She is intended to take on Jasper Lawrance of Bristoll
to be her husband but before they proceed any further in their Intentions,
you did desire a Certificate from this meetin of the young womans Clearness.
These are therefore (according to your desire) to Certefie
that upon due Inquire we do not find but that the said Sarrah Fisher
(as far as we can understand) is clear from all persons with respect
to Marrage, except in the Case of Rodger Wallis with which you have
been acquainted and which we Refer you unto the paper hereunto annexed
– and may aquaint you that the wittnesses thereunto are Friends
and in unity with friends at London.
Albert Johnson Will. Sanders
Henry Bebb Rodger Newlin
Jno Askew John Louth
Richd Burford Nicholas Baily
John fitch Nathanl Wells
Jo. Constantine ( Clk )
London ye 18th 9br 1702
This may Certifie whom it may Concerne that Rodger Wallis
Cooper doth Clear Sarah fisher from any egadgement in Respect to Marriage
and further doth declare they are free from each other as he hath recd
a letter from her importing to him Sd Rodger Wallis having Made a Promise
to Sign my Wrighting, yett Willing to Clear Sd Sarah fisher Delivered
the aforesaid as he and Dand Deed Wee being Witnesses.
XII. The Fishers of Barbados
These notes were collected in a search for possible immigrants
to Pennsylvania from Barbados. Please consult the sources for any reference
found to be of interest. I cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness
of my transcription. Most of the earliest available Fisher records of
Barbados are mentioned here, although I neglected to transcribe a few.
LDS Film 1564648 Barbados Records.
1678/9 Census Vol. 2 Pg. 327, Soldiers Names Under the Command of Lt.
Col. Samuel Tidcom 9ber ye 11th 1679, Thomas Fisher. Some Quakers in
unit, but Thomas Fisher not marked as Quaker. Also John at Sergeant
Pg. 344 John Fisher under command of Major Thomas Helmes.
Pg. 345 John Fisher under Captain John Sampson.
Pg. 330 Henry Fisher.
Vol. 1 1678/9 Census Pg. 14 John Fisher, Parish of St. Michael.
Pg. 150 John Fisher, Parish of St. Lucy, 10 acres.
Baptisms Mar 1678 - Sep 1679 Pg. 165 William son of John Fisher Nov
Pg. 169 David Fisher Jan 30.
Pg. 204 Richard Fisher Dec 15, 1679 Parish of St. Peter.
Pg. 208 Daniel Fisher
Pg. 206 John Fisher Christenings, Parish of St. Peters since 25 Mar
1678 to 29 Sep 1679.
The Original Lists of Persons of Quality, Hotten USA Gen
Pg. 444 Inhabitants in 1680 Henry Fisher & Wife, 3 children.
Pg. 447 John Fisher
Omitted Chapters from Hotten’s Original Lists of Persons of Quality
… And Others Who went from Great Britain to the American Plantations
1600-1700 972.98 055.
Pg. 83 Richard Fisher 10 acres, 2 servants St. Peters 1679.
Pg. 37 John Fisher 10 acres St. Lucys 1679.
Pg. 150 John Fisher in Company of John Sampson 1679.
Pg. 149 John Fisher in Company of Thomas Helmes (Holmes?) 1679.
Pg. 85 John Fisher Christened 1679 St. Peters All Saints.
Pg. 173 Henry Fisher, Company of Lt. Col. …..
Pg. 88 David Fisher Bur. St. Peters 1678/9.
Barbados Records V. VIII, Wills & Admns. 1701 - 1725
Pg. 108 Thomas Fisher, wit. to will of Andrew Dunken, St. Philips parish,
Pg. 310 William Fisher 1697, witness to will of Richard Salter.
Pg. 233 Widow Fisher land abuts land bought of Henry Markland Sr., St.
Philips. John Martyn Will proved 27 Sep 1682.
Pg. 350 166 John Fisher, Chirurgeon.
Pg. 117 Henry Fisher will, 1 Feb 1681, wife Elizabeth.
Pg. 124 John Fisher Will 1680. Dau. Ann, dau. Francis, Son John, Wife
Ann. Son William under 21. St. Lucys Parish. Friend Sir Thomas Wiltshire,
grandson John Langland son of David. Son John Wright at 21.
Barbados and America, 972.981 K37
Barbados Census 1715 Elizabeth Fisher age 40, William Fisher age 59,
Thomas Fisher, age 26, Monseer? Fisher all of St. Philips Parish.
Bapt. St. Lucy’s Parish 15 Dec 1679 Richard Fisher.
Bapt. St. Lucy’s Parish William son of John Fisher Nov 281679.
Census 1679/80 John Fisher St. Lucy’s Parish.
Census 1715 Deborah Fisher age 40 1 dau age 13, St. Michael’s
Census 1715 Mary Fisher age 45, St. Mary’s Parish.
Census 1715 Fulk Fisher age 15, St. George Parish.
Genealogies of Barbados Families 972.98 B819
Pg. 338 Roger Fisher witness to deed 1644.
Pg. 501 Quaker doctrine brought to the Island by Mary Fisher and Ann
Austin in 1655.
Pg. 246 Will of John Ford 1662 left 25S each to a large group (military
company?) for “gold rings,” including John Fisher.
Pg. 345 July 1705 Daniel Hoopes and Robert Lette, Hooper, to Thomas
Taitt of St. Andrew, Chirurgeon, 40 acres of land in St. Thomas, part
of Fisher’s Pond plantation.
Pg. 124 Will of Anthony Fisher, gent. 21 Mar 1670. Children of sister
Jane Wilkinson, children of sister Margaret Walker deceased, children
of brother John Fisher decd, sister Mary Cossen formerly Fisher xtrx.
Henry. St. John’s Parish.
Pg. 331 Will of Nathaniel Smith 19 Feb 1650, proved 24 8br 1651 at Boston.
Brother Samuel Fisher, Estate & goods now in England. Brother Samuel
Pg. 13 Will of Thomas Baldwin, Cooper, 1666. Tenants & property
in St. Michaels joining the storehouse of Lt. Lewis in the occupation
of me & John Fisher.
Pg. 79 Will of Thomas Cole, St. Thomas 1679, “physick & Chirurgeon.”
St. Andrews in South Hampton England “Memo… John Fisher…
Pg. 127 Will of John Ford merchant 1662, St. Michaels. … John
Pg. 292 Will of Alexander Pullein esq. 1663, St. Peters. Brother in
Tuam, Ireland and Anthony Fisher of Barbados, xtrs.
Pg. 391 Will of Captain Thomas Williams, St. Andrews 1649. “my
mate Anthony Fisher and wife Grace Lodge.
Pg. 294,356 John Fisher witness to will, 1678.
Barbados Wills & Administrations V. 3 1701-1725 972.98
Pg. 108 Thomas Fisher witness to will of Andrew Dunken, St. Philips,
Pg. 120 Will of Berkely Fisher now resident in Barbados 13 Aug 1700.
Brother William Fisher and his wife Deborah my sister; neice Abigail
Marshall money at James River in Chickahominy, Virginia. Brother William
Pg. 235 William Fisher witness to a will … St. Michaels Town,
Pg. 153 Richard Fisher witness to a will, 1701 …
Pg. 211 Mary Fisher named in will of George Lillington. Land near Quaker
House, St. Michaels. 1710.
Pg. 65 Jane Fisher witness to a will, 1703, St. Michael.
Pg. 119 Will of Dorothy Fife 1715. Dau. Anna Fisher xtrx. Bro. Fulk
Pg. 187 Anne Fisher witness to a will 1720, St. Michaels.
XIII. Miscellaneous Fisher Notes
Genealogical Gleanings in England, V. 1 942 W329 Eng Grt
Brit. At Clayton Gen. Lib.
Will of William Penn (Sr.), dated 19 Aug 1657 says “Wm. Penn of
Cosgrove, County of Northampton, gent. … My house in Stonie Stratford
in which Thomas Fisher now dwells.”
Genealogical Gleanings in England, V. 1 942 W329 Eng Grt Brit. At Clayton
Pg. 662 Wm. Bolton of Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, Clerk, 8 April
1691, Proved 22 Feb 1691. Cousin Susannah Fisher. Wit. Thomas Robinson
of Harrow on the Hill & Robt. Payn Esq. Of the Charter House, london,
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol 2
All the Fisher Entries for Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.
Pg 261/2 Bridgett, w William, d 7-27-1725. Coleman, s William, d 3-23-1744.
Deborah, dt Thomas,
d 3-29-1746. Elizabeth, dt William & Tabitha, bur 3-21-1714. Elizabeth,
dt William, Jr. & Tabitha,
d 9-10-1719. Elizabeth, dt William, d 4-29-1761. George, s John &
Katharine, bur 2-24-1731. Hannah,
dt John & Sarah, bur 5-16-1714. John d 4-23-1725. John, s Jonathan
& Mary, d 1-8-1730. John s William, d 12-17-1762, ae 7 mo. Joseph,
s Samuel & Sarah, d 5-12-1724. Joseph, s Jonathan & Mary, d
1-8-1730. Joshua, s Jonathan, d 8-9-1728. Joshua m Sarah Rowland, children
(Esther, b 5-28-1734, Lydia b 3-4-1736, Thomas b 3-6-1741, Samuel b
9-16-1745, Miers b 4-10-1748, Jabez Maud b 7-10-1750, Sarah b 6-1-1759).
Joshua d 1-29-1749. Katherine, w John, d 1-9-1744. Love, dt John &
Sarah, d 3-4-1706. Margrett, dt John, bur 6-8-1734. Mary, dt John &
Sarah, d 5-25-1724. Mary, dt Jonathan & Mary, d 8-31-1725. Mary
G., w Redwood, d 1-3-1817, ae 29. Miers, s Miers, bur 7-31-1778 ae 5
mo. Miers Jr., s Rewood & Mary, b 2-5-1816. Miers d 3-13-1819 ae
70. Millicent, dt William & Bridgett, d 6-22-1708. Millicent, dt
William & Tabitha, d 10-19-1726. Samuel d 7-15-1741. Samuel bur
9-301793 ae 69. Samuel W. & Sarah W. children (Elizabeth b 10-9-1804,
Sarah Coleman b 8-19-1806, Rebecca b 4-10-1808, William b 12-13- 1809).
Sarah d 7-1-1748. Sarah, dt Joshua, d 12-21-1752. Sarah, dt William,
d 12-25-1762 ae 5. Sarah, w Joshua, d 1-6-1772 ae 55. Sarah, dt Thomas,
bur 8-8-1774 ae 1. Sarah Coleman, dt Samuel W., d 12-3-1810, ae 4. Tabitha
d 6-5-1744. Tabitha d 3-8-1814 ae 70. Thomas d 11-9-1767. William d
6-14-1728. William bur 6-9-1734. William, s Thomas, d 5-5-1745. William,
s Thomas d 3-30-1748. William, s Samuel W., d 12-14-1810 ae 1.
Pg 443 Amerous Fisher s John & Sarah bur 2-2-1696. Joseph Fisher,
s George, bur 2-20-1707. Margery Fisher bur 9-1-1704.
Pg 523/4 -- -- -- Wm. rocf Rosse MM Herreford Co. Eng dated 1684,6,6.
1686,11,28 Wm 1tm Bridget Hodgkins. 1709,3,27 Mary rmt Wm Corker. 1709,3,27
Wm rmt Tabitha Janney. 1716,2,12 Sarah, dt John, Phila pa m Joseph Taylor,
Phila Pa at Phila MH. 1721,9,24 Sarah rocf Burlington MM dated 1721,7,--.
1721,--,11. John, Phila Pa m Catherine Brooksby Phila Pa at Phila MH
(1tm 1721,10,29; rm 1721,11,26.) 1727,10,29 Wm declared intention of
m with Mary Pace. 1728,3,30 John s John Phila Pa m Mary Hodge, dt Henry,
Phila Pa at Phila Mtg. 1731 Ann (form Harmer) dis mou. 1738,11,23 Wm
s Wm Phila Pa m Sarah Coleman dt Wm Phila Pa at Phila Mtg. 1743,7,22
Thomas, s Wm Phila Pa m Abigail Cooper dt Wm Phila Pa at Phil Mtg. 1744,4,29
Mary Lyon (late Fisher) dis mou. 1746,3,13 Sarah wd Phila Pa m Peter
Brown Phila Pa at Phila Mtg. 1746,3,30 Joshua w & dt rocf Duck Creek
MM dated 1746,2,22. 1747,10,25 John Jr con mou. 1747,11,27 Grace rocf
Haddonfield MM dated 1747,10,14. -- -- -- Wm rocf Bridgetown MM Barbados
dated 1749,7,22. 1749,10,29 Hannah Miller (late Fisher) rpd mcd. 1750,3,25
Samuel dis mou & jas. 1752,10,27 John Jr dis. -- -- -- Wm rocf MM
held in Grace Church St MM London dated 1753,1,10. 1756,2,27 Margery
Macmurtry (form Fisher) dis mou. 1756,7,30 Fenwick gct Duck Creek MM.
1757,4,29 Thomas dis. -- -- -- Grace rocf Fairfax MM Va dated 1757,6,25.
1761,11,27 Wm gct Bristol MM or elsewhere in Great Brittain. -- -- --
Wm rocf Bristol MM Eng dated 1762,5,17. 1762,11,26 Thomas s Joshua gct
London MM & Friends elsewhere in Great Brittain. -- -- -- Thomas
rocf Devonshire House MM London dated 1764,7,2. 1764,12,13 Lydia, dt
Joshua Phila Pa m Thomas Gilpin s Samuel Phila Pa at Phila Mtg. 1767,4,24
Samuel gct Grace Church St MM or Friends elsewhere in London. -- --
-- Samuel rocf London 2 Weeks Mtg, dated 1768,7,23. 1771,9,27 Wm s Wm
gct MM in Grace Church St. or elsewhere in London, or the MM of Friends
in Bristol or Liverpool. 1772,1,31 Abigail dis disunity. 1772,3,17 Thomas
s Joshua & Sarah Phil Pa m Sarah Logan dt Wm & Hannah, Phil
Pa at Phil Mtg. 1772,3,27 Abigail dis. 1774,2,17 Miers s Joshua &
Sarah Phil Pa m Sarah Redwood dt Wm & Hannah Phila Pa at High Street
Mtg Phila. 1776,3,29 Sarah w Myers, gct SD MM. 1791,6,9 Samuel W., s
Wm & Sarah Phila Pa m Elizabeth Rhoads dt Samuel & Sarah Phila
Pa at Phila Mtg. 1794,4,25 Elizabeth,w Samuel gct ND MM. -- -- -- Samuel
W. & ch Coleman, Samuel Rhoads & Elizabeth rocf ND MM dated
1805,1,22. 1805,1,25 Sarah West w Samuel W. rocf Haddonfield MM dated
1804,8,13. -- -- -- Samuel Rowland s Miers rocf Abington MM dated 1806,8,25.
-- -- -- James C. & s Wm W rocf ND MM dated 1806,11,25. 1807,2,27
Ann w James C. rocf SD MM dated 1807,2,25. 1807,4,2 Redwood, s Miers
& Sarah Phila Pa m Mary Griffith dt Samuel Powell Griffiths &
w Mary Phila Pa at Mulberry St MH Phila. 1807,5,28 Mary G. w Redwood
gct SD MM. 1807,5,28 Tabitha & Rebecca rocf ND MM dated 1807,5,26.
1813,7,29 Wm W dis joining a military troop of horse. 1814,3,3 Redwood
& w Mary & ch Wm Redwood, Samuel Griffitts & Mary Griffitts,
rocf SD MM. 1814,3,24 Mary (late Fox) dis mcd. 1815,1,26 Esther rocf
SD MM dated 1815,1,25. 1818,11,26 Miers & w Sarah & s Jabez
Maud rocf Abington MM dated 1818,10,26. 1818,12,24 Hannah rocf Abington
MM dated 1818,10,26. 1820,1,27 Sarah R. & ch Hannah & Jabez
Maud gct WD MM. 1821,11,29 Redwood gct Chesterfield MM N. J. to m. 1823,10,30
Redwood dis. 1825 10 mo Garbutt rocf Brighouse MM held at Bradford dated
1823,12,12. 1826,8,24 Rebecca W. & minor ch Lamar W. & Anna
W. rocf Solebury MM dated 1826,7,4. 1827,7,26 Wm Redwood & Samuel
Griffitts gct WD MM.
Abarrow, Alice, 79
Abarrow, John, 79
Acton, Ben, 43
Adams, Robert, 52
Adcock, Sarah, 33
Adcock, William, 33
Adkins, Samuel, 19
Aesh, Nicholas, 82
Allen, Nehemiah, 16
Andross, Elizabeth, 5, 6
Archer, Mary, 40, 41, 43
Archer, William, 7, 40, 41
Armes, Thomas, 55
Armes, Thomas (Ormes), 49
Arnold, Richard, 54
Arpe, John, 41
Ashbridge, George, 53
Ashbridge, Mary, 53
Ashton, Isaac, 55
Ashton, Joseph, 67
Askew, Jno., 85
Atkins, Annie, 20
Atkins, Samuel, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Atkinson, James, 67
Atkinson, John, 66
Atkinson, William, 30
Austin, Ann, 87
Bacon, Sarah, 33
Baguley, Barbara, 57
Bailey, Jonathan, 15
Baily, George, 54
Baily, Nicholas, 85
Baker, Nathan, 56
Baker, Adam, 55
Baker, Anne Mary, 30
Baker, Edward, 51
Baker, Elizabeth, 48
Baker, Esther, 50
Baker, Family, 49
Baker, Henry, 8, 46, 47, 48, 50, 55, 56, 68
Baker, Hester, 46, 47, 48, 50, 55
Baker, Jeremiah, 48
Baker, Jesse, 54
Baker, John, 51, 52, 54, 66
Baker, Joseph, 47, 51, 52, 54, 55
Baker, Joseph Jr., 51
Baker, Joyce, 50, 55, 56
Baker, Margaret, 30, 46, 48, 50, 55
Baker, Margaret (Hardman), 47
Baker, Margret Baker, 30, 50
Baker, Martha, 51, 52
Baker, Mary, 30, 48, 52, 54
Baker, Nathan, 30, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56
Baker, Nehemiah, 54
Baker, Peter, 53
Baker, Phebe, 46, 48, 50
Baker, Phebey, 55
Baker, Pheby, 50
Baker, Rachel, 30, 46, 47, 50, 56
Baker, Rachell, 55
Baker, Rebecca, 46, 47, 55
Baker, Richard, 53
Baker, Robert, 53, 55
Baker, Samuel, 30, 31, 37, 46, 48, 50, 54, 55, 56
Baker, Sarah, 30, 50, 51, 53
Baker, Sarah (Collett), 48
Baker, Susannah, 47, 50, 53
Baker, Thomas, 54
Baldwin, John, 30, 53
Baldwin, Katherine, 53
Baldwin, Thomas, 53, 87
Baldwin, Thomas Jr., 53
Ball, John, 49, 55
Barber, Robert, 51, 54
Barley, Jonathan (Bailey?), 62
Barnes, --, 55
Barnsby, Samuel, 53
Barnsby, Thomas, 53
Barnstill, John, 16
Barrow, Rebecca, 49, 55
Bass, Elisabeth, 63
Bass, J., 63
Batsford, Edward, 41, 43
Batten, Adam, 53
Beaker, Henry, 50
Beaker, Rebecca, 50
Beaker, Rebeka, 50
Beans, Mathew, 34
Beans, Matthew, 34
Beardsley, Alexander, 58
Beardsley, Margaret, 58
Beaumont, John, 32
Bebb, Henry, 85
Becket, Mary, 46, 47, 55
Beckett, George, 47
Beckett, Maria, 47
Beckett, Mary, 46, 47
Bedwell, Henry, 9
Bedwell, Robert, 14
Beere, Jonathan, 13, 15
Bell, Martha, 40, 41, 43
Bellars, John, 52, 54
Bennett, John, 61, 62
Bettes, Robert, 11
Biles, William, 31
Billop, Katherine, 42
Bishop, Samuel, 51
Bispham, Joshua, 54
Blackshaw, Nehemiah, 31
Blagden, Widow, 58
Bolton, William, 88
Bonsal, Martha, 18
Bonsall, Benjamin, 16, 18
Bonsall, John, 16, 17
Bonsall, Mary, 18
Bonsall, Richard, 16, 17, 18
Bonsall, Sarah, 16, 17
Booth, Elinor, 10, 12
Boothe, Deborah, 48, 55
Boothe, John, 48
Borrenskel, Ann, 32
Borrenskel, John, 32
Boss, Peter, 63
Bostock, Cheney, 54
Bostock, John, 54
Bostock, William, 54
Bowater, Frances, 51
Bowater, John, 51
Bradford, --, 57
Bradshaw, Lemuel, 43
Brady, George, 31
Brain, Elizabeth (Brain, Breker, Buff?), 79
Brain, John, 79, 82
Braithwaite, Joane, 15
Braker, Elizabeth, 80
Branton, William, 51
Brassey, Thomas, 54
Breck, John, 29
Breker, Elizabeth, 81
Brewer, Christopher, 79, 83
Brewer, Joanna, 79, 83
Brinckle, Hester, 12
Bristow, John, 54
Bristow, Negro Man, 17
Brockden, Charles, 16, 17, 59
Brockholes, Elizabeth, 19, 22
Brooks, Edward, 54
Brooksby, Catherine, 88
Broomer, John, 52
Brown, --, 57
Brown, Hester (Baker), 47, 51
Brown, Peter, 57, 59, 88
Brown, Samuel, 47
Brown, Samuel (Bown), 55
Brown, Sarah, 57
Brown, William, 47, 48
Browne, --, 57
Browne, Peter, 59
Browne, Sarah, 59
Brownfield, Rachel, 29
Brownfield, Thomas, 29
Buf--, Elizabeth, 81
Bull, Thomas, 63
Buller, Joseph, 48
Buller, Judeth, 48, 49, 55
Buller, Sarah, 48, 49, 55
Bunner, --, 57
Buntin, Job, 47, 53, 55
Bunting, Job, 47, 53, 55
Bunting, Jobe, 52
Bunting, Rachel, 30
Burford, Richard, 85
Burgess, Daniel, 29
Burgess, Elizabeth, 29
Burgess, Jesse, 29
Burgess, John, 29, 31
Burgess, Johnathan, 29
Burgess, Joseph, 29, 37
Burgess, Letitia, 29
Burgess, Martha, 29
Burgess, Sarah, 29
Burgess, Tacy, 29
Burgess, Thomas, 29
Burn, --, 55
Burton, Anthony, 31
Burton, Mary, 31
Butler, --, 37
Butler, John, 29
Butler, Mary, 29, 34
Butler, Thomas, 29
Bye, Thomas, 28
Cales, Alice, 43
Calley, Joseph, 13, 14
Canby, Benjaman, 30, 48
Canby, Benjamin, 48, 50
Canby, Benjamin Jr., 48
Canby, Esther, 30
Canby, Family, 46
Canby, Jane, 48, 50
Canby, Sarah, 48
Canby, Thomas, 30, 48
Carey, Ann, 29
Carliell, John, 63
Carlisle, Thomas, 62
Carpenter, Samuel, 17, 67
Cartlidge, E., 22
Cartlidge, Edmund, 20, 21
Carver, John, 67
Cavender, --, 57
Chads, Frances, 61
Chads, Francis, 20, 52
Chalkly, Thomas, 35
Chambers, Benjamin, 20, 54
Champion, Leanard, 31
Chapman, John, 31
Cheney, John, 52
Cheney, Thomas, 52
Chessman, Joshua, 30
Cheyney, John, 53
Cholmondley, Thomas (Rev), 66
Clark, John, 11
Clark, William, 20, 23, 61, 62
Clarke, Mary, 65
Clausen, John, 58
Clauson, John, 58
Claypoole, James, 20, 54
Claypoole, Norton, 13, 14
Claypoole, Rachell, 13, 14
Claypoole, Robert, 13, 14
Clement, Margaret, 80
Clenehan, William, 66
Clift, Benjamin, 43
Clift, Isabel, 67
Clough, George, 30
Cobbon, --, 55
Coggeshall, Isaac, 24
Cole, Stephen, 54
Cole, Thomas, 87
Coleman, Sarah, 88
Coleman, Wm., 88
Collett, Jeremiah, 48, 52, 53
Collett, Sarah, 48
Collett, William, 52
Conduit, William, 43
Constantine, Jo., 85
Conway, Family, 57
Conwell, Elias, 15, 61, 62
Conwell, Hannah, 15, 61, 62
Conwell, John, 15, 61, 62
Conwell, William, 15, 61, 62
Cook, John, 54
Coombe, Samuel, 30
Cooper, --, 57
Cooper, Abigail, 57, 88
Cooper, William, 57
Coore, Richard, 19, 23
Core, Richard, 22
Corker, --, 57
Corker, Elizabeth, 57, 59
Corker, Mary, 57, 59
Corker, William, 59, 88
Cossen, Mary, 87
Courtney, John, 9, 11
Coutts, Hercule, 9
Coutts, James, 9
Cowgill, John, 47, 52, 53
Cowgill, Rachel, 53
Cowgill, Rachell, 52
Cowles, Joseph, 57
Cowp, John, 49, 55
Crane, Thomas, 61
Crispin, Silas, 67
Croasdale, William, 58
Croasedale, William, 57
Crosbie, --, 55
Curtis, Richard, 43
Cutberd, Dorothy, 9
Cutberd, Mary, 10
Dalton, Edward, 67
Davis, Daniel, 40, 43
Davis, Katherine, 62
Dawes, Margaret, 29
Dawson, John, 28
Day, John, 20
Denis, Sarah, 65
Despard, William, 66
Deyes, Walter (Dyer?), 83
Dickason, Jno., 15
Dillion, James, 31
Dillion, Rachel, 31
Dillion, William, 31
Ditchfield, John, 67
Donavan, Randal, 12
Donavon, Randall, 12
Dougdull, Ann, 23
Dougdull, Anna, 19
Downe, William, 14
Doyle, Edward, 43
Draper, Alexander, 61, 62
Draper, Henry, 62
Drinker, Joseph, 57, 58, 59
Drinker, Mary, 58
Duckett, Thomas, 58
Dumbleton, Samuel, 29
Dunken, Andrew, 86, 87
Durborrow, Elizabeth, 12
Dwarrihouse, Catharine, 45
Dwarrihouse, Catherine, 76
Dyer, Edward, 31, 32
Dyer, James, 32
Dyer, Samuel, 32
Dyer, William, 61, 62
Eaglestone, Jos., 83
Earle, Elenor, 82
Edmonds, Robert, 10, 12
Edmonds, Susannah, 9, 10, 12
Edmonds, Susannah (Fisher), 10
Edwards, Alexander, 49, 55
Edwards, Robert, 80
Eldridge, Jonathan, 56
Ellet, Hannah, 30
Ellis, Samuel, 41
Emmet, William, 61, 62
Emmett, William, 23
Emmott, William, 19
England, Cornelia, 14, 15
England, Thomas, 54
English, Henry, 41
Evans, Cadwalder, 54
Evans, Peter, 18, 26, 43
Evenson, Ralph, 53
Fade, Joseph, 67
Fairman, --, 42
Fairman, Thomas, 67
Fallowfield, Abigail, 80
Fallowfield, Isaac, 32
Farmer, --, 44
Farmer, Charles, 43
Farmer, Edward, 25, 40, 41, 43, 44, 67
Farmer, Elizabeth, 43
Farmer, Family, 26
Farmer, Jaspar, 7, 25, 40, 41, 42
Farmer, Jaspar (Major), 25
Farmer, Jasper, 40, 41, 42, 43
Farmer, John, 43
Farmer, Joseph, 51
Farmer, Katharine, 42
Farmer, Katherine, 43
Farmer, Katherine Jr., 43
Farmer, Mary, 25, 40, 41, 42, 43
Farmer, Robert, 43
Farmer, Sarah, 41, 43
Farmer, Thomas, 43
Farr, Elias, 63
Farr, Sarah, 63
Fawcett, John, 33
Fawcett, Thomas, 32
Fearne, Joshua, 49
Fearon, Peter, 32
Fearon, Yanceld, 32
Fell, Jacob, 33
Fell, Joseph, 28
Ferror, Joseph, 55
Ferror, Joseph (Ferron), 49
Ffisher, Joseph, 67
Ffurnes, John, 67
Ffurnese, John, 67
Ffurnis, Daniel, 67
Ffurnis, John, 67
Ffurnis, Joseph, 67
Ffurnis, Mary, 67
Ffurnis, Rachel, 67
Ffurnis, Sarah, 67
Field, Samuel, 55
Fife, Dorothy, 87
Finney, Samuel, 42
Finney, Samuel (Capt), 67
Fish, John, 20, 80
Fishbourne, Elizabeth, 51, 54
Fishbourne, Ralph, 51, 54
Fisher, -- (Baker), 66
Fisher, Abigail, 39, 88
Fisher, Abigail (Cooper), 58
Fisher, Adam, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Fisher, Adam Jr., 12
Fisher, Adams, 9, 12
Fisher, Addam, 10
Fisher, Agnes, 69
Fisher, Alexander, 22
Fisher, Alice, 45, 69, 79, 84
Fisher, Alis, 23, 69
Fisher, Allis, 19, 23
Fisher, Amerous, 16, 88
Fisher, Ann, 19, 25, 28, 29, 31, 33, 50, 63, 69, 86, 88
Fisher, Ann (Annie), 19
Fisher, Anna, 45, 69
Fisher, Anna W., 89
Fisher, Anne, 33, 69, 79, 82, 87
Fisher, Annie, 20, 23
Fisher, Annie Adkins, 19
Fisher, Anthony, 66, 87
Fisher, Archibald, 41
Fisher, Barak, 27, 29, 32, 34, 36
Fisher, Barbara, 6
Fisher, Berkely, 87
Fisher, Betty, 29
Fisher, Brichard, 69
Fisher, Bridgett, 69, 70, 88
Fisher, C., 65
Fisher, Catharine, 20, 37, 45, 70
Fisher, Cephas, 2, 20, 21
Fisher, Charles?, 65
Fisher, Child, 70
Fisher, Christian, 45, 74, 79, 82, 83
Fisher, Christiana, 84
Fisher, Coleman, 88
Fisher, Cudbert, 32
Fisher, Daniel, 12, 41
Fisher, David, 63, 70, 86
Fisher, Deborah, 27, 29, 34, 37, 39, 87, 88
Fisher, Denis, 3, 5, 13, 14, 15
Fisher, Dennis, 6, 8, 14, 15
Fisher, Dinah, 14, 15
Fisher, Dorothy, 32, 33, 39, 70
Fisher, Edith, 80
Fisher, Edmond, 64
Fisher, Edward, 5, 22, 33, 45, 62, 63, 64, 66, 70, 77, 79, 80, 81
Fisher, Eleanor, 33
Fisher, Elias, 15, 29, 61, 62
Fisher, Elisabeth, 13, 14, 15
Fisher, Eliza (Cholmondley), 66
Fisher, Eliza (Jennings), 66
Fisher, Elizabeth, 15, 18, 19, 20, 24, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 36, 37, 39,
43, 66, 70, 79, 83, 86, 88
Fisher, Elizabeth (Braker), 80
Fisher, Elizabeth (Brockholes), 19, 22
Fisher, Elizabeth (Gore), 66
Fisher, Elizabeth (Huntley), 6, 10
Fisher, Elizabeth (Powell), 66
Fisher, Ellen, 39
Fisher, Esther, 19, 88, 89
Fisher, Eunice, 29
Fisher, Faith, 28, 29, 30
Fisher, Fenwick, 88
Fisher, Foulk, 87
Fisher, Fran., 29
Fisher, Frances, 62
Fisher, Francis, 21, 28, 29, 30, 64, 66, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 86
Fisher, Garbutt, 89
Fisher, George, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 25, 26, 32, 33, 40, 42, 43, 65, 66,
Fisher, Grace, 71, 88
Fisher, Hannah, 12, 16, 27, 29, 33, 37, 39, 65, 66, 80, 88, 89
Fisher, Harmer, 25
Fisher, Hasketh, 66
Fisher, Henry, 13, 14, 15, 22, 45, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72,
75, 76, 77, 79, 86, 87
Fisher, Hester, 24
Fisher, Hugh, 65
Fisher, Isaac, 9, 12
Fisher, Isabel, 39, 40, 71
Fisher, Isabel (Newmarch), 39
Fisher, Isabell, 32
Fisher, Isobel, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44
Fisher, Izabell, 72
Fisher, Jabez, 19, 62
Fisher, Jabez Maud, 23, 88, 89
Fisher, Jacob, 72
Fisher, James, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 33, 41, 65, 66, 72, 74,
77, 79, 80, 81, 83
Fisher, James C, 88
Fisher, James or Jane, 72
Fisher, Jane, 33, 45, 72, 80, 87
Fisher, Jane (Iveer), 66
Fisher, Jayne, 72
Fisher, Jesse, 29
Fisher, Jo.’, 70
Fisher, Jo’n, 73
Fisher, Joan, 65, 79, 84
Fisher, Joanna, 79
Fisher, Joanne, 79
Fisher, John, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39,
41, 45, 57, 58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75,
76, 77, 79, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 88
Fisher, John, Sgt., 86
Fisher, Jon, 12
Fisher, Jon., 33
Fisher, Jonathan, 33, 80, 88
Fisher, Joseph, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34,
36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 57, 65, 66, 67, 73, 79, 80, 81, 82,
Fisher, Joseph Jr., 25, 41
Fisher, Joshua, 19, 21, 23, 32, 73, 76, 88
Fisher, Joshua Francis, 21
Fisher, Josiah, 29
Fisher, Judeth, 33
Fisher, Judith, 33
Fisher, Katharine, 6, 25, 26, 27, 29, 64, 73, 79, 80, 88
Fisher, Katherine, 19, 25, 26, 34, 88
Fisher, Labush, 12
Fisher, Lamar W., 89
Fisher, Leonard, 33
Fisher, Love, 16, 88
Fisher, Lydia, 88
Fisher, Margaret, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 39, 40,
41, 45, 61, 65, 73, 74, 79, 84
Fisher, Margarita, 74
Fisher, Margerie, 74
Fisher, Margery, 19, 24, 25, 74, 88
Fisher, Margrett, 88
Fisher, Marie, 39, 74, 82
Fisher, Martha, 7, 16, 17, 18, 25, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 65, 74
Fisher, Mary, 7, 10, 11, 12, 16, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 57, 63, 65, 66, 74, 75, 79, 80, 87, 88, 89
Fisher, Mary (Molleston), 10
Fisher, Mary (Selby), 66
Fisher, Mary G, 88
Fisher, Mary G., 88
Fisher, Mary Griffitts, 89
Fisher, May, 88
Fisher, Miers, 88, 89
Fisher, Millicent, 57, 88
Fisher, Molleston, 9, 10, 12
Fisher, Molliston, 12
Fisher, Monseer?, 86
Fisher, Moses, 39, 40, 41, 43
Fisher, Myers, 88
Fisher, Nathan, 48
Fisher, Nicholas, 8, 19, 22, 32, 57
Fisher, Peeres, 71
Fisher, Peeter, 69, 71, 72, 75
Fisher, Peter, 75
Fisher, Rachel, 23
Fisher, Rachell, 19
Fisher, Rebecca, 6, 15, 29, 61, 62, 88
Fisher, Rebecca W., 89
Fisher, Redwood, 88, 89
Fisher, Reuben, 65
Fisher, Rewood, 88
Fisher, Richard, 45, 65, 66, 69, 75, 86, 87
Fisher, Robert, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 69, 71, 75
Fisher, Roger, 76, 87
Fisher, Ruth, 29, 76
Fisher, Samuel, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34, 36, 57, 59, 65, 87, 88
Fisher, Samuel Griffitts, 89
Fisher, Samuel Rhoads, 88
Fisher, Samuel W., 88
Fisher, Sarah, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26,
27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 36, 37, 57, 79, 80, 84, 85, 88, 89
Fisher, Sarah (Flower), 66
Fisher, Sarah Coleman, 88
Fisher, Sarah R, 89
Fisher, Sarrah, 84, 85
Fisher, Seth, 28
Fisher, Sophie, 36
Fisher, Susan, 14
Fisher, Susanna, 9, 13, 14, 15
Fisher, Susannah, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 65, 88
Fisher, Symon, 76
Fisher, Tabitha, 57, 58, 59, 60, 88
Fisher, Thelma Lucille, 21
Fisher, Thomas, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,
24, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 55, 57, 58, 59,
60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79,
80, 86, 87, 88
Fisher, Thomasin, 76
Fisher, Widow, 21, 86
Fisher, William, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 23, 30, 31, 32,
39, 40, 41, 45, 50, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70,
71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88
Fisher, William (Dr.), 5
Fisher, William Logan, 21
Fisher, Wm, 88
Fisher, Wm Redwood, 89
Fisher, Wm., 88
Fisher, Wood, 14, 15
Fitch, John, 85
Fitswater, Thomas, 67
Fitzwater, Thomas, 20
Fletcher, Francis, 48
Fletcher, Richard, 48
Flower, Enoch, 18
Flower, William, 66
Follwell, Edward, 54
Ford, John, 87
Forster, Allen, 26
Forster, Mary, 26
Foster, William, 29
Fox, Joseph, 60
Fox, Mary, 89
Fraser, Alexander, 51
Fraser, Elizabeth, 51
Freeman, Susannah, 9
Freeman, William, 9, 11, 12
Friend, Elias, 15
Fuller, John, 42
Furnace, Daniel, 43
Furnace, John, 43
Furnace, Joseph, 43
Furnace, Katharine, 43
Furnese, John, 42
Furnice, Henry, 43
Furnis, Henry, 67
Garlande, Paschall ?, 84
Garterell, Joanne, 79, 84
Gee, John, 67
Gee, Joshua, 51
Gibb, John, 11, 32
Gibb, Richard, 34
Gibbons, Mary, 80
Gibbs, Richard, 31, 35
Gilpin, Samuel, 88
Gilpin, Thomas, 88
Godfrey, Mary, 65
Goforth, Aaron, 59
Goldy, Samuel, 63
Goodman, John, 20
Goodson, John, 20
Gore, Elizabeth, 66
Gorton, Mary, 80
Gould, --, 29
Goulding, Esther, 53
Goulding, John, 52, 53
Goute, Elizabeth, 84
Grant, Alexander, 13, 14, 15
Grant, Simon, 68
Grave, Christopher, 33
Green, Abel, 54
Green, Deborah, 31
Green, John, 53
Griffith, Elinor, 55
Griffith, Mary, 83, 88
Griffith, Robert, 55
Griffith, Sarah, 55
Griffiths, Mary, 88
Griffiths, Samuel Powell, 88
Grove, Mary, 15, 61, 62
Growden, Samuel, 34, 35
Growdon, Lawrence, 31
Grubbs, Henry, 53
Gum, Rodger, 22
Gum, Roger, 22, 23
Hague, Francis, 55, 56
Hague, Jane, 55, 56
Hall, Daniel, 59
Hall, Elinor, 49, 55
Hall, Elizabeth, 33, 51
Hall, John, 30
Hall, Martha, 55
Hall, Mary, 49, 55
Hall, Rebecca, 55
Hambidge, Robert, 43
Hamer, Hester, 30
Hampton, Joseph, 31, 32
Hancock, Ann, 63
Hancock, Ann (Fisher), 63
Hancock, John, 63
Hanman, William, 80
Hardman, Margaret, 46, 47
Hardman, Mary, 48
Hardwicke, James, 80
Harlan, George, 7
Harmer, Ann, 25, 88
Harmer, George, 25, 31
Harmer, Honour, 25, 31
Harmer, William, 25, 26
Harper, Althea, 30
Harris, Elizabeth, 51
Harris, Hugh, 51
Harrison, Thomas, 49, 55
Harrison, William, 30
Hart, John, 41, 42, 43
Hartley, --, 57
Hartley, Anthony, 16
Hartley, William, 29, 37
Harvey, John, 41
Harvey, Mary, 41
Harvey, Thomas, 65
Haselgrave, John, 53
Haselgrove, --, 52
Haselgrove, John, 52
Hastings, Elizabeth, 53
Hastings, Joshua, 53
Hatton, Alice, 50
Hatton, Elizabeth, 49, 51, 55
Hatton, Margery, 50
Hatton, Martha, 49
Hatton, Rachell, 49
Hatton, William, 49, 51, 55
Hayhurst, Cuthbert, 32
Haynes, Elizabeth, 62
Hayward, Edward, 85
Hearne, Henry, 45, 69
Helmes, Thomas, 86
Henry, Gabriel, 61
Heskett, Isabella (Fisher), 66
Hewlings, Abraham, 63
Heys, John, 73
Hickman, --, 62
Hickman, Benjamin, 54
Hilborne, Thomas, 56
Hill, Elizabeth, 23, 62
Hill, John, 61, 62
Hillborne, Thomas, 56
Hindle, Bryan, 19, 21, 22, 24
Hindle, John, 19, 22, 24
Hindle, Margaret, 9, 19, 21
Hindley, Bryan, 22
Hindley, Family, 22
Hindley, Margaret, 9, 21, 22
Hinman, John, 15, 62
Hodge, Henry, 59, 88
Hodge, Knight (Lodge?), 18
Hodge, Mary, 16, 88
Hodgen, Ann, 29
Hodgkins, Bridget, 57, 58, 88
Hodgkins, Millicent, 57
Hogben, Elizabeth (Hoskins?), 11
Hogue, Pleasant, 30
Holgate, --, 21
Holgate, Robert, 21
Holland, Francis, 80
Hollewell/Halladay, Ann, 30
Hollingsworth, Henry, 7, 26, 39, 43
Holme, Thomas, 20, 21, 25, 46, 67
Holmes, Thomas, 20, 25, 46
Holt, Joshua, 40, 44
Hoope, Daniel, 51, 52, 87
Hoope, Joshua, 31
Hoopes, Daniel, 51, 52, 87
Hoopes, Jane, 51
Hoops, Daniel, 54
Hope, Elizabeth, 18
Horne, Edward, 18
Horne, Elizabeth, 18
Horne, Elizabeth (Serase), 18
Horne, William, 18
Horrobin, Edward, 73
Hoskins, John, 51
Hoskins, Mary, 51
Hough, Hannah, 27, 28
Hough, John, 27, 28, 55
Hough, Mary, 27, 28, 29
Hough, Richard, 48
Howell, Daniel, 67
Howell, Evan, 52
Howell, Griffith, 54
Howet, William, 74
Hudson, Peter, 33
Hughes, David, 16
Hughes, Hick, 31
Hughs, Jew, 42
Hulings, Abraham, 63
Hulton, Ellen, 48
Hunn, Nathaniel, 12
Hunter, Alexander, 53
Hunter, Jonathon, 54
Hunter, Peter, 53
Huntley, Elizabeth, 2, 5, 10, 18, 20
Huntley, William, 2, 6
Hurst, John, 48, 55
Hurst, Richard, 48
Hutchinson, Elizabeth, 32
Hutchinson, Fraun., 29
Hutchinson, Hugh, 32
Hutchinson, Sarah, 27, 28, 29, 32, 58
Hutchinson, Thomas, 29
Hutchison, Alexander, 65
Iveer, Peter, 66
Jackson, Ephraim, 53, 54
Jackson, Fran., 29
Jackson, Rodger, 54
Jackson, Roger, 51, 53, 55
Jacobs, Isaac, 67
Janney, Abel, 30, 31
Janney, Henry, 57
Janney, Jacob, 27, 28, 37
Janney, Mary, 27, 28, 30, 31, 37, 55, 56
Janney, Mary (Mrs.), 27
Janney, Tabitha, 57, 88
Jeffs, John (Lt.), 65
Jennings, Eliza, 66
Jervis, Joseph, 54
John Roblin, 80
Johnson, Albert, 85
Johnson, Elizabeth, 43
Johnson, Richard, 13, 15
Jones, Henry, 21
Kensey, John Jr., 58
Kerr, Margaret, 41
Kilearth, Robert, 43
Killingsworth, John, 9, 12
King, Robert, 66
Kinsey, David, 55, 56
Kinsey, John, 54
Kinsey, Sarah, 55, 56
Kipshaven, John, 23
Kirkbride, Joseph, 28
Kirl, --, 16
Kirle, --, 17
Knight, Joseph, 67
Knowles, Frances, 59
Knowles, Francis, 58
Knowles, John, 32
Kollock, Jacob, 24
Lancaster, Edward, 43
Lane, Sarah, 31
Lane, William, 84
Langhorne, Jeremiah, 31
Langland, David, 86
Langland, John, 86
Langston, Thomas, 58
Large, Richard, 30
Latham, Elin, 71
Lawrence, Jasper, 79
Lea, Charles, 57
Leadom, Richard, 31
Leaming, --, 57
Lees, Joseph, 29
Leslie, Pauline (Fisher), 21
Lette, Robert, 87
Lewis, Ellis, 54
Lillington, George, 87
Lincolne, Ellish, 25
Linton, Mary, 31
Little, --, 10
Little, Mary, 10, 12
Lloyd, --, 57
Lloyd, David, 53
Lloyd, Elizabeth (Fisher), 66
Lodge, Grace, 87
Lodge, Henry, 58
Logan, Hannah, 88
Logan, Sarah, 88
Logan, Wm, 88
Long, Peter, 43
Long, William, 43
Lord, Joshua, 49
Lord, Robert, 49
Lort, Joshua, 55
Lort, Joshua (Lord), 49
Lort, Robert (Lord), 49, 55
Louth, John, 85
Lovys, Madam, 14, 15
Lowndes, James, 53
Loyd, Robert, 43
Luffe, Elizabeth, 58
Lukecues, John, 24
Lyon, --, 57
Lyon, Mary, 88
Macmurtry, Margery, 88
Maddock, Joseph, 65
Madishe, Henry, 73
Manlove, George, 12
Manlove, Joseph, 12
Manlove, Luke, 12
Manlove, Mark, 11
Manlove, Matthew, 11
Maplett, John, 79, 80
Mardon, Richard, 54
Markham, Captain, 57
Markland, Henry, 86
Marsh, Richard, 52, 54
Marshall, Abigail, 87
Martyn, John, 86
Matson, Margaret, 19
Maud, Margery, 19
Mayden, Anne, 79, 83
Mayden, James, 79, 83
Mayow, Helen, 25
McNein, James, 32
McVeigh, Edmond, 67
Mendenhall, Benjamin, 54
Merrick, Martha, 32
Merrick, Samuel, 32
Merrick, Thomas, 32
Michener, Barak, 29, 36
Michener, Catherine, 36
Michener, Deborah, 29, 36
Michener, Elizabeth, 29, 36
Michener, Hannah, 29, 36
Michener, John, 29, 36
Michener, Katharine, 29
Michener, Mordecai, 29, 36, 37
Michener, Robert, 29, 36
Michener, Sarah, 27, 29, 34, 36
Michener, William, 29, 36
Middleton, Eleanour, 30
Miller, Hannah, 88
Minshall, Hannah, 54
Minshall, John, 54
Mollenburgh, Morged?, 84
Molleston, Anne, 11
Molleston, Grace, 11
Molleston, Henry, 11
Molleston, Mary, 9, 11
Molleston, Sarah, 11
Mollison, Alexander, 23
Moon, John, 20
Moor, Nicholas, 54
Moor, Thomas, 53
Moore, Thomas, 53
Morgan, John, 55
Morgan, Sarah, 9, 12
Morgan, Sarah (Fisher), 10
Moriss, Abraham, 9
Morle, Lacy, 81
Morley, --, 30
Morrey, Humphrey, 16
Morrey, Richard, 16
Morriss, Abraham, 12
Mountain, John, 66
Moxon, Nathaniel, 66
Musgrave, John, 53
Naylor, Elizabeth, 73
Naylor, Thomas, 29
Needham, Edmund, 11
Negro, Hannah, 24
Nelson, John, 32
Newell, John, 9, 12
Newell, William, 10, 12
Newlin, Jane, 54
Newlin, John, 54
Newlin, Nathaniel, 53, 54
Newlin, Rodger, 85
Newmarch, Isabel, 40
Newmarch, Isobel, 7, 41
Newmarch, Jonathan, 67
Nicholds, Mary, 12
Nicholds, William, 12
Nickolds, Ann, 12
Northrap, George, 67
Norton, Fran., 29
Nuthall, Mary, 81
Ogden, David, 53
Ogden, Jonathon, 53
Olddale, Lemuel, 31
Oley, Phillip, 53
Oliver, Nicholas, 80
Oliver, Ralph, 16
Onion, Stephen, 51
Opfer, Marilyn, 36
Osborne, Charles, 16
Otter, James, 56
Otter, John, 58
Owen, Elinor, 49
Owen, Griffith, 49, 55
Owen, Katharine, 49
Owen, Katherine, 55
Owen, Robert, 49
Owen, Sarah, 49
Pace, Mary, 88
Packer, Phillip, 43
Packer, Rowland, 82
Paine, John, 13, 15
Paine, Thomas, 7, 42
Palmer, Daniel, 62
Palmer, David, 31
Palmer, John, 31, 37, 53
Parker, Lawrance, 49
Parker, Lawrence, 55
Parker, Mary, 58
Parry, Philip, 36
Parsons, John, 20
Pawlin, Elizabeth, 14
Pawlin, Symon, 14
Pearce, George, 54
Pearce, Henry, 53
Pearse, Henry, 52
Pearson, Samuel, 29
Pearson, Thomas, 29
Peirce, Edward, 54
Peirce, Henry, 53
Peirce, Sarah, 53
Pemberton, Joseph, 62
Pemberton, Susanna, 62
Pemberton, Susannah, 15
Pemberton, Thomas, 62
Penn, William, 5, 19, 21, 39, 40, 41, 45, 46, 47, 54, 88
Pennell, William, 54
Penton, Eleazer (Fenton?), 63
Penton, William, 15
Pickering, Charles, 20, 21, 22
Pierson, William, 46, 55
Pike, Joseph, 31
Pim, Tobias, 66
Pim, William, 7
Platt, Thomas, 63
Plowman, Magnes, 58
Plowman, Susanna, 58
Plowman, Susannah, 57
Pollard, Jeffrey, 58
Pollerd, Ellen, 49
Potts, Thomas Maxwell, 27, 28
Powell, John, 66
Powell, Samuel, 17
Preston, Ann, 29
Preston, Deborah, 29
Preston, Euphemia, 29
Preston, Hannah, 29, 34
Preston, Naomi, 29
Preston, Paul, 29, 34, 37
Preston, Samuel, 29
Preston, Silas, 29
Preston, William, 42, 43
Prichard, James, 31
Pullein, Alexander, 87
Pureboss, Joseph, 85
Pyle, Nicholas, 50, 53
Pyle, Ralph, 52
Pyle, Robert, 53
Radcliffe, Edward, 30, 31, 48
Radcliffe, Mary, 47
Radcliffe, Phebe, 30
Radcliffe, Richard, 30
Ratcliffe, Mary, 78
Rayner, Benjamin, 66
Rebecca Conwell, 15, 61, 62
Redman, Richard, 58
Redwood, Hannah, 88
Redwood, Sarah, 88
Redwood, Wm, 88
Reed, Margaret, 66
Reeves, John, 43
Regan, Mary, 25, 26
Regan, Richard, 25, 26
Register, David, 52
Rhoades, Sarah, 88
Rhoads, Elizabeth, 88
Rhoads, Samuel, 88
Rich, James, 30
Richard, John, 62
Richmond, William, 79
Rideout, Nicholas, 38
Ridley, Rebecca, 14, 15
Ridout, Nicholas, 38, 79
Rigbie, Ann, 75
Rigbie, Ellen, 76
Rigbie, James, 72
Rigby, Ellin, 76
Roberts, Dr. John, 63
Robertson, William, 43
Robeson, Andrew (Robinson), 42
Robesson, John, 9, 11
Robinson, Alice, 77
Robinson, Edward, 78
Robinson, Elizabeth, 77
Robinson, Ellena, 78
Robinson, James, 77
Robinson, Jane, 77
Robinson, John, 77, 78
Robinson, Mary, 78
Robinson, Patrick, 42
Robinson, Peter, 78
Robinson, Richard, 78
Robinson, Sarah, 50, 78
Robinson, Thomas, 5, 6, 7, 50, 77, 78, 88
Robinson, William, 78
Roblin, John, 80
Robson, James, 29
Roe, David, 24
Rogers, Margaret, 57
Rogers, Thomas, 31
Roman, Amy, 51
Roman, Phillip, 51
Roose, Edward, 20
Rose, Thomas, 47
Ross, John, 32
Ross, Thomas, 50
Rouse, Ann, 51
Rouse, Thomas, 51
Rowland, Samuel, 24
Rowland, Sarah, 88
Ruddock, Elizabeth, 40, 41
Russel, Philip, 15, 62
Russell, William, 51
Ruston, John, 51
Ryse, Ellin, 72
Salter, Richard, 86
Sampson, John, 86
Sandelands, James, 54
Sanders, Anne, 52
Sanders, Paul, 52
Sanders, William, 85
Sandham, Deborah, 65
Scaife, Jeremiah, 28
Scarborough, Elizabeth, 27, 28, 29, 37
Scarborough, John, 27, 28, 37
Scarbrough, Elizabeth, 30
Scarbrough, Mary, 63
Scarlett, Shadrack, 52
Scattergood, Thomas, 63
Scotcher, Robert, 28
Scott, Ann, 30
Scott, John, 63
Scott, Thomas, 19, 22
Scull, Alice, 25
Scull, Mary, 25
Scull, Nicholas, 25, 26
Searight, James, 27
Searight, James A., 27, 28
Searight, James Allison, 29
Searight, William, 29
Searl, Francis, 67
Selby, Mary, 66
Selford, Robert, 43
Seller, --, 29
Shark, William, 54
Sharpe, Peter, 67
Shaw, George, 31
Sheets, Margaret, 65
Shippen, --, 16
Shippen, Joseph, 16, 17
Shute, Margaret, 65
Shute, Thomas, 65
Siddell, Henry, 55
Siddell, John, 55
Sidell, Henry, 48
Sidell, John, 48
Sidell, Richard, 48
Simcock, John, 51, 53, 54
Simmons, Elizabeth, 13, 15
Simon, Stephen, 9
Simons, Elizabeth, 12
Simons, Mary, 12
Simons, Sarah, 12
Simons, Stephen, 9, 12
Simons, Susannah, 12
Simons, William, 12
Simpson, William, 30
Sipple, John, 9, 12
Skelton, Joseph, 34
Skidmore, Thomas, 9, 11, 12
Skipton, Thomas, 30
Skull, Nicholas, 67
Smedley, George, 42, 51, 53
Smith, Anna Wharton, 21
Smith, David, 12
Smith, Dorcas, 14, 15
Smith, John, 13, 14, 31, 50, 53, 55
Smith, Joseph, 9
Smith, Nathaniel, 87
Smith, Robert, 28
Smith, Sarah, 54
Smith, William, 31, 47, 50, 52, 53
Snead, Richard, 51, 84
Songhurst, John, 20
Sotcher, John, 31
Southeby, William, 58
Spencer, Mary, 33
Stadling, Elizabeth, 29
Standfield, Elizabeth, 18
Standfield, Francis, 2, 6
Standfield, Grace, 6, 20
Standfield, James, 9, 20, 61
Stanfield, Alice, 7
Stanfield, Samuel, 2
Stedman, Elizabeth, 48, 49, 55
Stedman, John, 48, 49, 55
Stedman, Joseph, 49, 55
Stephens, John, 43
Still, Peter, 58
Stockdale, William, 48
Stradling, Thomas Jr., 29
Stretch, Peter, 16
Stretcher, Henry, 22, 23
Stretcher, Margaret, 15, 62
Strickland, John, 32
Stringer, Ann, 29
Styles, Hester (Newmarch), 67
Styles, Thomas, 67
Sugden, John, 29
Sullivins, William, 10, 12
Swafer, William, 53
Swift, John, 40, 43, 44
Sydon, Thomas, 67
Taitt, Thomas, 87
Talbot, John, 63
Taylor, Barnet, 55
Taylor, Hannah, 16, 17
Taylor, Isaac, 51, 52
Taylor, John, 51, 52, 53
Taylor, Joseph, 16, 88
Taylor, Robert, 45, 69
Taylor, Sarah (Fisher), 16
Taylor, Timothy, 55
Teague, Elizabeth, 58
Teague, Jane, 58
Teague, Pentacost, 58
Tearewood, Thomas, 43
Terry, Thomas, 31
Terwood, Thomas, 25, 40, 67
Thatcher, Jonathan, 26
Thatcher, Zorobabel, 53
Thomas, Grace, 55
Thomas, John, 16, 17
Thomas, Peter, 51
Thomas, Richard, 55
Thomas, Sarah, 16, 18
Thomas, Sarah (Fisher), 17
Thomas, William, 16, 17
Thompson, Elizabeth, 14, 60
Thomson, Thomas, 29, 30
Threwecks, Robert, 43
Tidcom, Samuel, 86
Tiffin, Thomas, 32
Titterey, Joshua, 58
Tomlynson, Thomasin, 72
Toole, Mary, 43
Townsend, Richard, 42, 43
Trego, Peter, 53
Tresse, Thomas, 59
Trotter, --, 57
Turner, --, 30
Turner, (Richard), 25
Turner, Ann, 41
Turner, David, 67
Turner, John, 53
Turner, Martha, 39, 41, 43
Turner, Mary, 40, 41, 42
Turner, Rachel, 30
Turner, Robert, 7, 25, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 67
Turner, Thomas, 41
Udall, John, 33
Vanestol, Simon, 31
Vanhorn, Abraham, 32
Vanhorn, Gabriel, 31
Vernon, Jacob, 54
Vernon, Randle, 54
Vernon, Randolph, 54
Vernon, Thomas, 51
Voto, Paul Issac, 32
Wadington, Alice, 76
Wadsworth, Jacob, 80
Walker, (Fisher), 80
Walker, Joanne, 79
Walker, John, 10, 12
Walker, Margaret, 87
Walker, Mary, 9, 10, 12, 31
Walker, Mary (Fisher), 10
Walker, Milton, 30
Walker, Robert, 31
Walker, William, 79, 84
Walker, William (Fisher), 79
Wall, William, 82
Wallace, Roger, 79
Waller, John, 10, 12
Walley, John, 55
Wallis, James, 50
Wallis, Rodger, 85
Waln, Nicholas, 31, 57
Walpole, William, 66
Walton, Jonathan, 31
Walton, William, 12
Wandley, Samuel, 87
Ward, Ralph, 60
Warder, Elizabeth, 56
Warder, John, 59
Warder, Joseph, 56
Warder, Rachel, 30
Warder, Solomon, 31
Warder, Willoughby, 31, 37
Warner, Simeon, 85
Watson, Jo., 17
Watson, Joseph, 17
Watson, Luke, 62
Watson, Thomas, 28, 31
Watts, Bridgett, 49, 55
Watts, Elizabeth, 49, 55
Watts, Jeane, 49, 55
Weaver, Richard, 52
Webster, William, 63
Wells, Bartholomew, 85
Wells, John (Willis?), 63
Wells, Nathaniel, 85
Wells, Nathaniell, 84
West, Hannah, 41
Wheeler, John, 11
Whitacker, Charles, 51
Whitacker, Hannah, 51
White, John, 31
White, William, 31, 37
Wickersham, William, 54
Widdens, Dorothy, 39
Wilcox, Barnabus, 20, 58
Wilcox, John, 51
Wild, James, 63
Wilkinson, Jane, 87
Wilkinson, Joseph, 7
Wilkinson, Robert, 67
Wilkinson, William, 29, 30
Willard, George, 51, 53, 55
Willcox, Barnabus, 20
Williams, Ann, 11
Williams, Edward, 24
Williams, John, 10, 80
Williams, Richard, 9, 11, 12, 24
Williams, Susanna, 80
Williams, Thomas, 10
Williams, Thomas (Capt.), 87
Willis, Elizabeth, 15
Willis, Thomas, 54
Willis, William, 13, 15
Wilsford, John, 47
Wilson, --, 57, 62
Wilson, Isaac, 32
Wilson, Samuel, 36
Wilson, Sarah, 30
Wilson, Thomas, 54, 62
Wiltbank, Cornelius, 23, 24, 62
Wiltshire, Thomas (Sir), 86
Woodcock, Robert, 59
Woods, I., 67
Woods, Philip, 31
Woodward, Edward, 54
Woodward, Thomas, 52, 53
Woodward, William, 53
Word, Patrick, 9
Worley, Henry, 51
Worley, Mary, 51
Worlidge, Jno., 15
Worlidge, Jo’n, 15
Worlidge, Jonathan, 13
Worrall, John, 52, 53
Worrals, John, 53
Worrilaw, Ann, 52, 54
Worrilaw, Anne, 52
Worrilaw, John, 51, 52, 54
Worrilaw, Thomas, 51, 52, 55
Worrilaw, Walter, 54
Worthington, Hannah, 31
Worthington, Joseph, 31
Worthington, Thomas, 31
Wright, John, 86
Wynne, Elizabeth, 61, 62
Wynne, Thomas, 20, 22, 61
Yardley, Hester, 47
Yardley, Thomas, 48
Yarnall, Alice, 54
Yarnall, Dorothy, 54, 55
Yarnall, John, 54
Yarnall, Nathan, 54
Yarnall, Peter, 54
Yarnall, Phillip, 52, 54, 55
Yarnall, Rachel, 54
Yarnall, William, 52
Yates, James, 48
Yates, Thomas, 48
Yeardley, Elizabeth, 55
Yeardley, Richard, 55
Yeardley, Samuel, 55
Yeardley, Thomas, 55, 56
Yeardley, William, 55, 56
Yeardly, Richard, 55
Yeardly, Thomas, 55
Yeates, James, 55
Yeates, Jasper, 53, 54
Young, Henry, 28
Young, Susana, 13, 15