John Deighton1

Marriage*He married Jane Bassett in England.1

Family

Jane Bassett
Child1.Frances Deighton+1 b. 1 Mar 1611, d. bt 20 Oct 1703 - 7 Mar 1705

Citations

  1. [S1192] Winifred Lovering Holman, "English Ancestry of Richard Williams and his wife Frances (Deighton) Williams", viewed and printed from NEHGS online at www.americanancestors.org, The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes 9 and 10 (1932-1933): Volume 9, page 138. Hereinafter cited as "Richard Williams and Frances Deighton."

Benoni Delano

b. 30 October 1667, d. 5 April 1738
Father*Thomas Delano b. 21 Mar 1641/42, d. 13 Apr 1723
Mother*Rebecca Alden b. b 1649, d. a 13 Jun 1688
Birth*30 October 1667Benoni Delano was born, the date calculated from his age at death, on 30 October 1667 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1
(Son) Court Action30 October 1667 On 30 October 1667 Benoni's father Thomas Delano was fined for "having carnall coppulation" with his wife Rebecca (Alden) 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
Marriage*before 1697He married Elizabeth Drew, daughter of John Drew and Hannah Churchill, before 1697 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*5 April 1738He died on 5 April 1738 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 70.1
Burial*He was buried in the Old Burying Ground, South Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The inscription on his gravestone included that he died in his "71st yr."1
Administration27 April 1738 On 27 April 1738 the administration for the estate of Dr. Benoni Delano was granted to his sons Beriah Delano and Lemuel Delano. Beriah was described as a husbandman and Lemuel as a sailor and both lived in Duxbury.1
Estate*12 September 1738His estate 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

Family

Elizabeth Drew b. 5 Feb 1672/73, d. b 21 Aug 1733
Children1.Hannah Delano+1 b. May 1697, d. bt 17 Oct 1719 - 21 May 1720
2.Beriah Delano1 b. May 1698
3.Rebecca Delano1 b. 1702
4.Lemuel Delano+1 b. 6 Nov 1712, d. 6 Sep 1778

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.
  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.

Beriah Delano1

b. May 1698
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*May 1698Beriah Delano was born in May 1698 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Son) Administration27 April 1738 On 27 April 1738 the administration for the estate of Dr. Benoni Delano was granted to his sons Beriah Delano and Lemuel Delano. Beriah was described as a husbandman and Lemuel as a sailor and both lived in Duxbury.1
(Son) Estate12 September 1738The estate of his 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.

Esther Delano1,2

b. 15 November 1745, d. 23 April 1818
Father*Lemuel Delano3 b. 6 Nov 1712, d. 6 Sep 1778
Mother*Lydia Bartlett3 b. 17 Aug 1721, d. b 5 Jul 1819
Birth*15 November 1745Esther Delano was born on 15 November 1745 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4
Marriage*17 December 1772She married Ezra Howard, son of Timothy Hayward and Jael Peterson, on 17 December 1772 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5
(Wife) Death25 November 1781Esther became a widow when Ezra Howard died on 25 November 1781.4
Estate5 October 1793Esther's husband Ezra was only 31 years old when he died in 1781, and the widow's dower was set off on 5 October 1793. There is no record indicating that Esther ever married again and no guardianships for their children were found.4
Death*23 April 1818She was probably the widow who died on 23 April 1818 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 72.4

Family

Ezra Hayward b. 30 Jun 1751, d. 25 Nov 1781
Children1.Ezra Howard4 b. 1 Aug 1773, d. b 1844
2.Pamela Howard4 b. 27 Feb 1776
3.Daniel Howard4 b. 16 Mar 1778
4.Isaac Howard4

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [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 329, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 Four Generations.
  3. [S424] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 Four Generations, Family number 76, pages 66-67.
  4. [S847] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 and his Descendants in the Fifth and Sixth Generations - Part One (Family Numbers 198-367) (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), Family number 329, page 134. Hereinafter cited as Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 5th and 6th Generations - Part One.
  5. [S847] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 5th and 6th Generations - Part One, Family number 329, page 134, with the note that a duplicate record of the marriage stated the date as 17 Jan 1772.

Hannah Delano1

b. May 1697, d. between 17 October 1719 and 21 May 1720
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*May 1697Hannah Delano was born in May 1697 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*6 October 1715She married Eleazer Harlow, son of Samuel Harlow and Hannah __?__, on 6 October 1715 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Death*between 17 October 1719 and 21 May 1720She died between 17 October 1719 and 21 May 1720, the birth of her last child and the intention of her husband's second marriage, in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
(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

Family

Eleazer Harlow b. 18 Apr 1694, d. b 17 Feb 1724/25
Children1.Eliphaz Harlow2 b. 5 Mar 1716
2.Lemuel Harlow2 b. 29 Nov 1717
3.Eleazer Harlow2 b. 17 Oct 1719

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.
  2. [S424] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 Four Generations, Family number 73, pages 63-64.

Lemuel Delano1

b. 6 November 1712, d. 6 September 1778
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*6 November 1712Lemuel Delano was born on 6 November 1712 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), the date calculated from his age at death.1
(Son) Administration27 April 1738 On 27 April 1738 the administration for the estate of Dr. Benoni Delano was granted to his sons Beriah Delano and Lemuel Delano. Beriah was described as a husbandman and Lemuel as a sailor and both lived in Duxbury.1
(Son) Estate12 September 1738The estate of his 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
Marriage*9 July 1741He married Lydia Bartlett, daughter of Ebenezer Bartlett and Mary Rider, on 9 July 1741 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Death*6 September 1778He died on 6 September 1778 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at age 65.2

Family

Lydia Bartlett b. 17 Aug 1721, d. b 5 Jul 1819
Child1.Esther Delano+2 b. 15 Nov 1745, d. 23 Apr 1818

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.
  2. [S424] Muriel Curtis Cushing, Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 Four Generations, Family number 76, pages 66-67.

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 Aghacreevy 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 Aghacreevy. 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 Aghacreevy 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 Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Andrew Bell, 1755, Ardleny, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Catherine E. DeLapp1

Marriage*23 March 1944She married, as his first wife, Harold Glenn Wills on 23 March 1944 in Jackson County, Missouri.1

Family

Harold Glenn Wills b. 24 Nov 1921, d. 8 Jan 2001

Citations

  1. [S2160] Missouri, U.S., Jackson County Marriage Records, 1840-1985, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 March 1944 in Jackson County, Missouri of Harold G Wills and Catherine E De Lapp, recorded in Jackson County, Missouri, USA, citing Certificate# 1944B0000281. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Jackson County Marriage Records, 1840-1985.

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 microreproduction 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 Elizabeth 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 microreproduction 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 microreproduction 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 microreproduction 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 microreproduction 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 microreproduction 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 Weaver+1,12 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 microreproduction 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 microreproduction 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 was enumerated on the 1861 census taken as of the night of 1861 in the household of her parents in Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. She was 9 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.