Rebecca Delano1

b. 1702
Father*Benoni Delano1 b. 30 Oct 1667, d. 5 Apr 1738
Mother*Elizabeth Drew1 b. 5 Feb 1672/73, d. b 21 Aug 1733
Birth*1702Rebecca Delano was born in 1702 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Daughter) Estate12 September 1738The estate of her father was divided on 12 September 1738 into five equal parts. As the eldest male, Beriah Delano received two shares, and the other three children, Lemuel Delano, Hannah (Delano) Harlow, deceased, who was represented by her three sons, Eliphaz Harlow, Lemuel Harlow and Eleazer Harlow, and Rebeckah (Delano) Turner, the wife of Amasa Turner of Duxborough, each received one share.1

Citations

  1. [S424] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 and his Descendants for Four Generations (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002), Family number 17, pages 16-17. Hereinafter cited as Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 Four Generations.

Thomas Delano

b. 21 March 1641/42, d. 13 April 1723
Father*Philippe de La Noye b. 7 Dec 1602, d. b 4 Mar 1681/82
Birth*21 March 1641/42Thomas Delano was born on 21 March 1641/42 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).
Marriage*before 30 October 1667He married Rebecca Alden, daughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, before 30 October 1667 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1
Court Action*30 October 1667 On 30 October 1667 Thomas Delano was fined for "having carnall coppulation" with his wife Rebecca before their marriage. The Delano genealogy has the child of that relationship born on the same day his father was being sentenced. Thomas and Rebecca may have felt the shame of their situation, for they named the child Benoni, the name meaning "child of sorrow" in Hebrew but more commonly used by the colonists for a son whose mother died in childbirth.2,3
Death*13 April 1723He died on 13 April 1723 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 81.

Family

Rebecca Alden b. b 1649, d. a 13 Jun 1688
Child1.Benoni Delano+ b. 30 Oct 1667, d. 5 Apr 1738

Citations

  1. [S424] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 and his Descendants for Four Generations (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002), Family number 5, pages 6-7. Hereinafter cited as Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 Four Generations.
  2. [S424] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 Four Generations, Family number 17, pages 16-17 referencing Eugene Aubrey Stratton's "Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620 - 1691"; Salt Lake City, Utah, 1986, page 194.
  3. [S424] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 Four Generations, Family number 17, pages 16-17 referencing Joel Andrew Delano's "The Genealogy History and Alliances of the American House of Delano 1621 to 1899", With the History and Heraldry of the Maison De Franchimont and De Lannoy to Delano 1096 to 1621; New York 1899, page 154.

Alexander Delanouze1

Residence*1 August 1755He was described on 1 August 1755 as being of Kildrumferton, County Longford, Ireland.1
(Executor) Probate13 March 1756Probate was granted on the estate of Andrew Bell of Ardleny on 13 March 1756 to Robert Bell, the son and one of the executors named in Andrew's will, saving the right of Lettice Bell, Samuel Donaldson, Reverend Michael Neligan and Alexander Delanouze, the other executors.1
(Executor) EstateAlexander Delanouze was an executor for the will of Andrew Bell of Ardleny. Andrew's will confirmed that his wife Lettice Bell was to receive £14 yearly for life out of the lands of Aghnacreevy as reserved to her by their marriage settlement upon the marriage of his son Andrew Bell. He bequeathed his son Andrew 5 shillings, having already settled on him the lands of Aghnacreevy. His son Robert Bell was to receive his title and the lease of Ardleny when he came of age and his daughter Ann was to receive £100 provided she marry into a good protestant family. His granddaughters, Lettice Donaldson, Lettice Hinds and Lettice Ginty were each to receive £10 to be raised out of the lands of Lavagh upon their marriages, and in case any of the granddaughters should die unmarried, their legacies were to revert to their respective mothers.

Andrew's will then reviewed the line of succession, stating that if his son Andrew were to die without male issue, then the estate settled on him was to revert to the testator's son Robert Bell and his male issue. Failing such, his interest in Aghnacreevy was to revert to the male issue of his eldest daughter and so on to the male issue of his youngest daughter successively. If his son Robert Bell were to die without male or female issue, the profits of Ardleny and Lavagh were to return in the same kind to his other five daughters and their heirs. (None of his children, other than Andrew and Robert, were named.)

He appointed his loving son Robert Bell, his wife Lettice Bell, his son-in-law Samuel Donaldson, Reverend Michael Neligan and Alexander Delanouze executors, and stated his desire that his son Robert might be directed by his other executors, and that he was not to marry without their consent. He further directed that the legacies charged on the lands of Lavagh were to be paid out of profits thereof, and further profits were to then return to his son Robert and his issue.

The will was witnessed by his son-in-law John Ginty, John Wilson and George Finley.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Abraham Dell1

Father*Thomas Dell Jr.1 b. 29 Nov 1701, d. 1748
Mother*Rachel Sharpless1 b. 9 Jul 1708, d. c 1738
Birth*Abraham Dell was likely born at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania,1
Death* and probably died young.1

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Ann Dell1

b. between 1843 and 1844
ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Father*John Dell2 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______2 b. 1817
Birth*between 1843 and 1844Ann Dell was born between 1843 and 1844 in Buckinghamshire, England.2,3
Name VariationShe was called Annie.3
(Daughter) Census England 18511851Ann was enumerated on the 1851 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. She was 8 years old.2
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Ann was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 18 years old and worked as a factory girl.4
(Servant) Census England 18711871Annie was enumerated on the 1871 census in the household of Ellen and Pickford Marriott on Paradise Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. She was 27 years of age and employed by the Marriotts as a general domestic servant.3
Marriage*1872She married first Edward Rotheram Gerrard, son of Samuel Gerrard and Hannah Eliza Montserrat, about Spring of 1872 in West Bromwich.1
(Wife) Death3 February 1880Ann became a widow when Edward Rotheram Gerrard died on 3 February 1880 at age 34.5,6,7
Marriage*3 February 1881She married second, as his second wife, widower Isaac Baker, son of John Baker, on 3 February 1881 at the Parish Church of St. Peter, Birmingham, Warwickshire.8

Family 1

Edward Rotheram Gerrard b. 1846, d. 3 Feb 1880
Child1.Edward Rotheram Gerrard9 b. 1873

Family 2

Isaac Baker b. 1832

Citations

  1. [S508] England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, Edward Rotheram Gerrard and Ann Dell, April-May-June 1782, citing Inferred County: Staffordshire Volume: 6b Page: 1062. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales Marriage Index, 1837-1915.
  2. [S768] 1851 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of John and Mary Bell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2025; Folio: 302; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87431. Hereinafter cited as 1851 England Census.
  3. [S1535] 1871 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of Pickford Marriott, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG10; Piece: 2979; Folio: 31; Page: 17; GSU roll: 838865. Hereinafter cited as 1871 England Census.
  4. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.
  5. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing a suggestion from an unidentified source. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  6. [S1528] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, Edward Rotheram Gerrard. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations).
  7. [S1674] England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, online at www.familysearch.org, Edward Rotheram Gerrard, citing Volume: 6B, Page: 482, Line Number: 147. Hereinafter cited as England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007.
  8. [S1675] Birmingham, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage record of Isaac Baker and Ann (Dell) Gerrard, St. Peter's Church, 3 February 1881. Hereinafter cited as Birmingham, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  9. [S507] England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index: 1837-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, Edward Rotheram Gerrard, citing Inferred County: Staffordshire Volume: 6b Page: 778. Hereinafter cited as England & Wales Birth Index, 1837-1915.

Catherine Dell1

b. 1856
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1856Catherine Dell was born about 1856 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Catherine was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 5 years old and a scholar.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Edward Dell1

b. 24 April 1704, d. 20 July 1704
Father*Thomas Dell1 b. 22 Feb 1665/66, d. 15 Aug 1750
Mother*Mary Eldershaw1 b. c 1670, d. 11 Nov 1751
Birth*24 April 1704Edward Dell was born on 24 April 1704, probably in Reading, Berkshire, England,2,3
Death*20 July 1704 and died just three months later on 20 July 1704.4

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "2, 24, 1704" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160, the date written as "2 mo. 24, 1704" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "5, 20, 1704" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.

Elizabeth Dell1

b. 1 August 1697, d. 1743
Father*Thomas Dell1 b. 22 Feb 1665/66, d. 15 Aug 1750
Mother*Mary Eldershaw1 b. c 1670, d. 11 Nov 1751
Birth*1 August 1697Elizabeth Dell was born on 1 August 1697, probably in Reading, Berkshire, England.2,3
Marriage*29 September 1720She married William Swayne of Marlborough, son of Francis Swayne and Elizabeth Milton, on 29 September 1720, probably in Chester County, Pennsylvania.4,5
(Wife) Death1735Elizabeth became a widow when William Swayne died in 1735.6
Death*1743She died in 1743 in Chester County.5,6

Family

William Swayne b. 30 Mar 1689, d. 1735
Children1.Thomas Swayne6 b. 19 Nov 1726
2.Samuel Swayne6 b. 13 Feb 1730/31

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "6, 1, 1697" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160, the date written as "6 mo. 1, 1697" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "7, 29, 1720" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160.
  6. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Swayne, pages 731-735.

Emma Dell1

b. 1850
Father*John Dell2 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______2 b. 1817
Birth*1850Emma Dell was born about 1850 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.1,2
(Daughter) Census England 18511851Emma was enumerated on the 1851 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. She was 1 year old.2
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Emma was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 11 years old and a scholar.3
(Servant) Census England 18711871Emma was enumerated on the 1871 census in the household of Ellen and Pickford Marriott on Paradise Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. She was 21 years of age and employed by the Marriotts as a chamber maid.1

Citations

  1. [S1535] 1871 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of Pickford Marriott, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG10; Piece: 2979; Folio: 31; Page: 17; GSU roll: 838865. Hereinafter cited as 1871 England Census.
  2. [S768] 1851 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of John and Mary Bell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2025; Folio: 302; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87431. Hereinafter cited as 1851 England Census.
  3. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Hannah Dell1

b. 1860
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1860Hannah Dell was born about 1860 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Hannah was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 9 months old.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Jane Dell1

b. 1858
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1858Jane Dell was born about 1858 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Jane was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 3 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

John Dell1

b. 1817
Birth*1817John Dell was born about 1817 in Buckinghamshire, England.1
Marriage*He married Mary ______.1
Census England 1851*1851Mary and John Dell were enumerated on the 1851 census on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. John was 34 years of age and worked as an agricultural laborer, and Mary was also 34. Living with their parents in 1851 were sons Thomas and Richard, ages 14 and 13 respectively, who both worked at the forge. The couple's daughters, Rebecca 10, Ann 8, Maria 6, Priscilla 3, and Emma 1, completed the family. Henry Clack, a 20-year-old lodger who worked as an agricultural laborer also resided in the Dell household in 1851.1
Census Wales 1861*1861Mary and John Dell were enumerated on the 1861 census on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. John and Mary were both 44 years of age and John was working as a caster. Their family had grown and eleven of their children were enumerated in their parents' household. Richard was 23 and worked as a laborer, Rebecca, Ann and Maria, ages 20, 18 and 16 respectively, all worked as factory girls, Priscilla, Emma, Selina, Mary and Catherine, ages 13, 11, 9, 7 and 5 respectively, were all scholars, and Jane, who was 3, and Hannah at 9 months, were the two youngest.2

Family

Mary ______ b. 1817
Children1.Thomas Dell1 b. 1837
2.Richard Dell1 b. 1838
3.Rebecca Dell1 b. 1841
4.Ann Dell+1 b. bt 1843 - 1844
5.Maria Dell1 b. 1845
6.Priscilla Dell1 b. 1848
7.Emma Dell1 b. 1850
8.Selina Dell2 b. 1852
9.Mary Dell2 b. 1854
10.Catherine Dell2 b. 1856
11.Jane Dell2 b. 1858
12.Hannah Dell2 b. 1860

Citations

  1. [S768] 1851 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of John and Mary Bell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2025; Folio: 302; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87431. Hereinafter cited as 1851 England Census.
  2. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Lydia Dell1

Father*Thomas Dell Jr.1 b. 29 Nov 1701, d. 1748
Mother*Rachel Sharpless1 b. 9 Jul 1708, d. c 1738
Birth*Lydia Dell was likely born at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania,1
Death* and probably died young.1

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Maria Dell1

b. 1845
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1845Maria Dell was born about 1845 in Buckinghamshire, England.1
(Daughter) Census England 18511851Maria was enumerated on the 1851 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. She was 6 years old.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Maria was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 16 years old and worked as a factory girl.2

Citations

  1. [S768] 1851 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of John and Mary Bell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2025; Folio: 302; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87431. Hereinafter cited as 1851 England Census.
  2. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Mary Dell1

b. 31 July 1695, d. after 1720
Father*Thomas Dell1 b. 22 Feb 1665/66, d. 15 Aug 1750
Mother*Mary Eldershaw1 b. c 1670, d. 11 Nov 1751
Birth*31 July 1695Mary Dell was born on 31 July 1695, probably in Reading, Berkshire, England,2,3
Death*after 1720 died unmarried after 1720 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.4

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "5, 31, 1695" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160, the date written as "5 mo. 31, 1695" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160.

Mary Dell1

b. 16 September 1734, d. 5 October 1801
Father*Thomas Dell Jr.1 b. 29 Nov 1701, d. 1748
Mother*Rachel Sharpless1 b. 9 Jul 1708, d. c 1738
Birth*16 September 1734Mary Dell was born on 16 September 1734 at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,2
(Daughter) Deathcirca 1738Mary was only about 4 years old when her mother died circa 1738 at about age 30.3
(Daughter) Death1748Mary was about age 14 when her father died intestate in 1748.3
Guardianship*Sisters Mary and Sarah Dell, following the deaths of both of their parents, requested that John Sharples and Robert Squibb be appointed their guardians; their request was granted by the court.3
(Granddaughter) Will31 October 1749Mary was named in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Dell Sr., dated 31 October 1749 in Ridley. In the will, he bequeathed his dwelling house and outbuildings with the land around them, where he lived, and about 108 acres to his wife, during her life, after which his grandsons, Thomas Swayne and Samuel Swayne, were to have the use of them for 25 years, and at the expiration of that term, they were to be divided between the two daughters, Sarah Dell and Mary Dell, of his son Thomas, deceased.3,4
Marriage*25 April 1751She married William Pennell Jr., son of William Pennell and Mary Mercer, on 25 April 1751 at Middletown Meeting, Chester County.5,6
(Younger Daughter) EstateIn the division of her father's estate, Mary Pennell was awarded 265 acres of land in Fallowfield township. Her sister, Sarah Weaver, received 157 acres in Ridley, later Nether Providence, in two contiguous tracts. To make them equal, Mary paid £20 to her sister Sarah.7
(Wife) Dispute24 February 1755Mention was made in the minutes of Chester Monthly Meeting on 24 February 1755 that a difference existed between Isaac Weaver and William Pennell Jr., husbands of Sarah (Dell) Weaver and Mary (Dell) Pennell, on the one part, and Thomas Swayne, the sisters' 1st cousin, on the other part, that Chester Meeting had been unable to resolve. Although Thomas did not want to refer the matter to arbitrators, it was decided on 28 April 1755 to allow him two more weeks to do so. "But if Thomas Swayne refuse or neglect to appoint men and enter into Bonds, longer than two weeks, Then this meeting gives liberty to William Pennell and Isaac Weaver to proceed to the tryal of the case by Law, as they may be advised, But withall requires the friends so concerned to behave towards each other as friends, and in the moderation becoming Brethren proceed in the case to the last."4
Land Records*1764 In 1764, Mary's husband was assessed with 300 acres and buildings, 200 acres of uncultivated land, a grist mill, a saw mill, 8 horses, 10 cattle and 10 sheep, 2 servants and one negro.8
(Sister) Land Records17 May 1770William and Mary (Dell) Pennell sold Mary's half of the Dell sisters' inherited lands to Isaac and Sarah (Dell) Weaver on 17 May 1770 for £200.7,8
Land Records1774 In 1774, Mary's husband had 750 acres, grist and saw mills, 5 servants, 11 horses, 22 cattle and 30 sheep.8
(Wife) Death5 September 1783Mary became a widow when William Pennell Jr. died on 5 September 1783 at age 57.9
Estate and Land*Her husband had died intestate possessed of all the land he had owned in 1774, together with 100 acres in Aston and the 265 acres his wife had inherited in Fallowfield, all of which were appraised at £6754 : 2: 9.8
Death*5 October 1801She died on 5 October 1801 at age 67.3

Family

William Pennell Jr. b. 27 Jan 1725/26, d. 5 Sep 1783

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160, the date written as "7 mo. 16, 1734" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 189-190.
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "2, 25, 1751" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 231-232, the date written as "2 mo. 25, 1751" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 229-230.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 231-232.
  9. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, Pennell, page 679.

Mary Dell1

b. 1854
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1854Mary Dell was born about 1854 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Mary was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 7 years old and a scholar.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Priscilla Dell1

b. 1848
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1848Priscilla Dell was born about 1848 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.1
(Daughter) Census England 18511851Priscilla was enumerated on the 1851 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. She was 3 years old.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Priscilla was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 13 years old and a scholar.2

Citations

  1. [S768] 1851 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of John and Mary Bell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2025; Folio: 302; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87431. Hereinafter cited as 1851 England Census.
  2. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Rebecca Dell1

b. 1841
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1841Rebecca Dell was born about 1841 in Buckinghamshire, England.1
(Daughter) Census England 18511851Rebecca was enumerated on the 1851 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. She was 10 years old.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Rebecca was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of her parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 20 years old and worked as a factory girl.2

Citations

  1. [S768] 1851 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of John and Mary Bell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2025; Folio: 302; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87431. Hereinafter cited as 1851 England Census.
  2. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Richard Dell1

b. 1838
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1838Richard Dell was born about 1838 in Buckinghamshire, England.1
(Son) Census England 18511851Richard was enumerated on the 1851 census in the household of his parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. He was 13 years old and worked at the forge.1
(Son) Census Wales 18611861Richard was enumerated on the 1861 census in the household of his parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. He was 23 years of age and worked as a laborer.2

Citations

  1. [S768] 1851 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of John and Mary Bell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2025; Folio: 302; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87431. Hereinafter cited as 1851 England Census.
  2. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Sarah Dell1,2

b. 1731, d. 1814
Father*Thomas Dell Jr.1,2 b. 29 Nov 1701, d. 1748
Mother*Rachel Sharpless1,2 b. 9 Jul 1708, d. c 1738
Birth*1731Sarah Dell was born in 1731 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,3
(Daughter) Deathcirca 1738Sarah was only about 7 years old when her mother died circa 1738 at about age 30.4
(Daughter) Death1748Sarah was about age 17 when her father died intestate in 1748.4
Guardianship*Sisters Sarah and Mary Dell, following the deaths of both of their parents, requested that John Sharples and Robert Squibb be appointed their guardians; their request was granted by the court.4
(Granddaughter) Will31 October 1749Sarah was named in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Dell Sr., dated 31 October 1749 in Ridley. In the will, he bequeathed his dwelling house and outbuildings with the land around them, where he lived, and about 108 acres to his wife, during her life, after which his grandsons, Thomas Swayne and Samuel Swayne, were to have the use of them for 25 years, and at the expiration of that term, they were to be divided between the two daughters, Sarah Dell and Mary Dell, of his son Thomas, deceased.4,5
Marriage*20 September 1750She married as his second wife, Isaac Weaver of Chester, son of Richard Weaver and Elizabeth Baldwin, on 20 September 1750 at Chester Meeting, Chester County.1,6,7,8,9
(Elder Daughter) EstateIn the division of her father's estate, Sarah Weaver was awarded the lands in Ridley, later Nether Providence, consisting of 157 acres in two contiguous tracts. Her sister Mary Pennell received the land in Fallowfield township, 265 acres, and paid £20 to her sister Sarah to make them equal.10
(Wife) Dispute24 February 1755Mention was made in the minutes of Chester Monthly Meeting on 24 February 1755 that a difference existed between Isaac Weaver and William Pennell Jr., husbands of Sarah (Dell) Weaver and Mary (Dell) Pennell, on the one part, and Thomas Swayne, the sisters' 1st cousin, on the other part, that Chester Meeting had been unable to resolve. Although Thomas did not want to refer the matter to arbitrators, it was decided on 28 April 1755 to allow him two more weeks to do so. "But if Thomas Swayne refuse or neglect to appoint men and enter into Bonds, longer than two weeks, Then this meeting gives liberty to William Pennell and Isaac Weaver to proceed to the tryal of the case by Law, as they may be advised, But withall requires the friends so concerned to behave towards each other as friends, and in the moderation becoming Brethren proceed in the case to the last."5
Land Records*1764Sarah's husband was assessed in Nether Providence in 1764 with 190 acres and buildings, 70 acres of uncultivated land, 9 horses, 6 cattle and 5 sheep.10
Land Records1 October 1766Isaac and Sarah Weaver of Nether Providence conveyed to William Starr of the same township, by deed dated 1 October 1766, 48 acres for £500.10
Land Records17 May 1770Isaac and Sarah (Dell) Weaver purchased the other half of the Dell sisters' inherited lands from William and Mary (Dell) Pennell on 17 May 1770 for £200.10,11
Religion*24 February 1772Sarah's husband was disowned by Chester Monthly Meeting on 24 February 1772 for failing to promptly pay his debts, and for his failure to attend meetings.10
Relocation*1788Isaac and Sarah moved with some of their children in 1788 to Monongalia County, Virginia and settled near Morgantown.10
Religion26 May 1788A certificate of membership was granted to Sarah and their minor children, William, Abraham and Sarah, to Westland Monthly Meeting, East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania, located about 40 miles north, on the Monongahela River, of their home near Morgantown, Virginia, on 26 May 1788 . Their son James received one to the same place dated 30 June 1788.10
Death*1814She died in 1814 in her 82nd year, probably in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,12

Family

Isaac Weaver b. 1723, d. 1816
Children1.Thomas Dell Weaver1,2 b. 27 Nov 1751, d. c 1804
2.Joshua Weaver1,12 b. 28 Dec 1753, d. 2 Jun 1827
3.Isaac Weaver+1,2 b. 1 Mar 1756, d. 22 May 1830
4.Elizabeth Weaver1,2 b. 27 Jul 1758, d. 16 Jul 1841
5.Baldwin Weaver1,2 b. 20 Nov 1760, d. 1 Mar 1795
6.James Weaver1,2 b. 25 Mar 1763, d. 21 Oct 1855
7.Richard Weaver1,2 b. 17 Jul 1765, d. 14 Aug 1843
8.William Weaver1,2 b. 25 Jan 1768
9.Abraham Weaver1,2 b. 31 Mar 1770, d. 14 Jun 1845
10.Sarah Weaver1,2 b. 21 Sep 1774

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Weaver, pages 759-760. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 189-190.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 229-230, the date written as "7 mo. 20, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.
  7. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Weaver, pages 759-760, the date written as "7, 20, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.
  8. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "7, 20, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.
  9. [S1414] John W. Jordan, Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1921), Weaver, pages 219-221, noting the date of their marriage as July 20, 1750. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography.
  10. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 229-230.
  11. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 231-232.
  12. [S1414] John W. Jordan, Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, Weaver, pages 219-221.

Sarah Dell1

b. 11 August 1699, d. 27 September 1714
Father*Thomas Dell1 b. 22 Feb 1665/66, d. 15 Aug 1750
Mother*Mary Eldershaw1 b. c 1670, d. 11 Nov 1751
Birth*11 August 1699Sarah Dell was born on 11 August 1699, probably in Reading, Berkshire, England,2,3
Death*27 September 1714 and died unmarried on 27 September 1714 or 1715 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, at age 15.4,5

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "6, 11, 1699" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160, the date written as "6 mo. 11, 1699" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "7, 27, 1714" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "7 mo. 27, 1714" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.

Selina Dell1

b. 1852
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1852Selina Dell was born about 1852 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.1
(Daughter) Census Wales 18611861Selina Dell appeared on the 1861 census taken on 1861 in the household of John Dell and Mary (______) Dell in Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. John and Mary were both 44 years of age and John was working as a caster. Their family had grown and eleven of their children were enumerated in their parents' household. Richard was 23 and worked as a laborer, Rebecca, Ann and Maria, ages 20, 18 and 16 respectively, all worked as factory girls, Priscilla, Emma, Selina, Mary and Catherine, ages 13, 11, 9, 7 and 5 respectively, were all scholars, and Jane, who was 3, and Hannah at 9 months, were the two youngest.1

Citations

  1. [S1676] 1861 England Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Mary Dell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: RG 9; Piece: 2025; Folio: 100; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542905. Hereinafter cited as 1861 England Census.

Thomas Dell1

b. 22 February 1665/66, d. 15 August 1750
Father*Thomas Dell1,2
Mother*Elizabeth ______1,2
Birth*22 February 1665/66Thomas Dell was born in Upton, Buckinghamshire, England, on 22 February 1665/66.1,3
Marriage*22 July 1691He married Mary Eldershaw, daughter of Edward Eldershaw and Mary ______, on 22 July 1691 at Reading, Berkshire, England.4,5
Residence*After their marriage and before immigrating to America, Mary and Thomas Dell lived in Reading.1
Religion*27 December 1708Thomas and Mary were Quakers, and on 27 December 1708 they brought a certificate to the Chester Monthly Meeting and settled in the township of Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Thomas took an active part in meeting affairs, and Mary served as clerk for a considerable time.6
Residence9 February 1709Mary and Thomas Dell lived with their children in Ridley, Chester County, on property Thomas had bought by a deed dated 9 February 1709 from John Faucit for £375. The purchase included a dwelling house with outbuildings with two tracts or parcels of land totaling 260 aces. One of these tracts, being 200 acres, was the remainder of Thomas Nossiter's land, of which John Sharples bought the other half, and this had been sold to Walter Faucit, the father of John, in 1684.2
Land Transfer*13 April 1731Thomas Dell Sr. and his wife Mary gave, by deed dated 13 April 1731, two tracts of land in Ridley to their son Thomas Dell Jr.. Together, the two parcels contained 157 acres, being part of the 260 acres Thomas Sr. had purchased in 1709.2
Will*31 October 1749Thomas Dell Sr. prepared his will in Ridley dated 31 October 1749. In the will, he bequeathed his dwelling house and outbuildings with the land around them, where he lived, and about 108 acres to his wife, during her life, after which his grandsons, Thomas Swayne and Samuel Swayne, were to have the use of them for 25 years, and at the expiration of that term, they were to be divided between the two daughters, Sarah Dell and Mary Dell, of his son Thomas, deceased.2,7
Death*15 August 1750He died on 15 August 1750, probably at Ridley, at age 84.8,9

Family

Mary Eldershaw b. c 1670, d. 11 Nov 1751
Children1.Mary Dell1 b. 31 Jul 1695, d. a 1720
2.Elizabeth Dell+1 b. 1 Aug 1697, d. 1743
3.Sarah Dell1 b. 11 Aug 1699, d. 27 Sep 1714
4.Thomas Dell Jr.+1 b. 29 Nov 1701, d. 1748
5.Edward Dell1 b. 24 Apr 1704, d. 20 Jul 1704

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "12 mo. 22, 1665-6" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "5, 22, 1691" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "5 mo. 22, 1691" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  6. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "10, 27, 1708" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 189-190.
  8. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "6, 15, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  9. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "6 mo. 15, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.

Thomas Dell1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______ in England.1,2
Residence*Elizabeth and Thomas Dell lived in Upton, Buckinghamshire, England.1,2

Family

Elizabeth ______
Child1.Thomas Dell+1,2 b. 22 Feb 1665/66, d. 15 Aug 1750

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Thomas Dell1

b. 1837
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary ______1 b. 1817
Birth*1837Thomas Dell was born about 1837 in Buckinghamshire, England.1
(Son) Census England 18511851Thomas was enumerated on the 1851 census in the household of his parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. He was 14 years old and worked at the forgre.1

Citations

  1. [S768] 1851 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, Household of John and Mary Bell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2025; Folio: 302; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87431. Hereinafter cited as 1851 England Census.

Thomas Dell Jr.1

b. 29 November 1701, d. 1748
Father*Thomas Dell1 b. 22 Feb 1665/66, d. 15 Aug 1750
Mother*Mary Eldershaw1 b. c 1670, d. 11 Nov 1751
Birth*29 November 1701Thomas Dell Jr. was born on 29 November 1701, probably in Reading, Berkshire, England.2,3
Marriage*17 October 1728He married Rachel Sharpless of Providence Township, daughter of James Sharpless and Mary Lewis, on either 07 or 17 October 1728 at the Providence Meeting, Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.4,5,6,7,8
Religion*Rachel and Thomas Dell Jr. were Quakers.9,10
Residence*Rachel and Thomas Dell Jr. lived in Ridley, Chester County.11
Land Transfer*13 April 1731Thomas Dell Jr. received by deed dated 13 April 1731 two tracts of land in Ridley from his parents. Together, the two parcels contained 157 acres, being part of the 260 acres his father had purchased in 1709.11
(Husband) Deathcirca 1738Thomas became a widower when Rachel (Sharpless) Dell died circa 1738 at about age 30.11
Death*1748He died intestate in 1748 and letters of administration were granted on 02 May 1748 to his brother-in-law Joseph Garrett.11
Inventory*5 May 1748An inventory of his estate taken on 5 May 1748 was valued at £193 : 0 : 3, and by proceedings in the Orphans' Court it was determined that, in addition to his property in Ridley, he was also possessed of a dwelling house with outbuildings and 265 acres in Fallowfield township.11
Estate*In the division of his estate, the lands in Ridley, later Nether Providence, consisting of 157 acres in two contiguous tracts, were awarded to his older daughter Sarah Weaver, and the land in Fallowfield township, 265 acres, to his younger daughter Mary Pennell, who paid £20 to her sister Sarah to make them equal.12

Family

Rachel Sharpless b. 9 Jul 1708, d. c 1738
Children1.Abraham Dell11
2.Sarah Dell+4,13 b. 1731, d. 1814
3.Mary Dell1 b. 16 Sep 1734, d. 5 Oct 1801
4.Lydia Dell11

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "9, 29, 1701" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160, the date written as "9 mo. 29, 1701" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "8, 7, 1728" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "8 mo. 17, 1728" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  7. [S1414] John W. Jordan, Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1921), Weaver-Dell, page 222, noting the date of their marriage as August 17, 1728. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography.
  8. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724.
  9. [S1414] John W. Jordan, Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, Weaver-Dell, page 222, noting the date of their marriage as 17 August 1728.
  10. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, noting the date of their marriage as 7 August 1728.
  11. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160.
  12. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 229-230.
  13. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Weaver, pages 759-760.

John M. Dempsey1

b. 1831
Birth*1831John M. Dempsey was born in 1831.1
Marriage*He married Bridget Courtney, daughter of Owen Courtney and Catherine Connolly.1
(Husband) DeathJohn became a widower when Bridget (Courtney) Dempsey died at about 21 years of age.1

Family

Bridget Courtney b. Jan 1833

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Bridget Ann (Courtney) Dempsey, Memorial# 91906177, information created by Stan Courtney. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

______ Dempster1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Marriage*He married Catherine Morris, daughter of ______ Morris and Elizabeth Welsh.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

James Denison1

Marriage*He married Hannah Day.1

Family

Hannah Day
Child1.Minerva Denison+1 b. 29 May 1823, d. 11 May 1856

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 113, page 229 (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."