Stacyes of Ballifield Descendants
Researched and Compiled by Glenda F. Dobbs
February 14, 2004
1. Unknown Stacye b. ca 1514, m. ca 1536, Unknown.
From The Ely, Revell, and Stacye Families by Reuben Pownall Ely 1910: "The name STACYE, according to the author of the Norman People, 'comes from TACEY, Robert and Gervase, Normandy, 1180-95, John TASSI 1272 England, TACY; Rualen de Tissie, Normandy.' In Lower's Patronymica Britannica, 'STACE from either EUSTACE or STATIUS, is probably of continental origin, as the final E is sometimes accented, and from STACE we get STACY.'
"The family of STACYE, of which Mahlon, the founder of Trenton, was a younger son, was seated at Ballifield Hall, Parish of Handsworth, in the West Riding of Yorkshire bordering Derbyshire certainly from about the year 1330 down to the close of the 19th Century. Still earlier in 36th year of the reign of King Henry 111, 1252, a cleric of the name Eustace was rector of Handsworth Church. This is confirmed also in Familiae Minorium Gentium, in which is stated the Ballifield family of STACYE was reported to have held that estate from the time of the Norman Conquest.
"The Arms of the Stacyes, as given in Burke's General Armory, are Azure, a fesse between three martletts, or charged with three fleurs de lis. These arms have never been recorded at the College of Arms, but that may also be stated of the arms of other ancient families in England. The earliest mention of Stacy arms omits the fleurs de lis and are somewhat similar to the early arms used by the ancient family of Furnival, Lords of Hallamshire, which included Ballifield. This family was descendants of the Viscount Eustachius of the Domesday period. These arms differed from those of Stacy only in the number of martletts and the use of the bend instead of the fesse, a common difference. There was also a family of Eustace, which used the same arms as the Furnivals. In Scotland, the Ross Herald, Joseph Stacie, bore arms: Azure, on a bend, or, between three owls as many thistles. These characters and colors also correspond with the English arms.
"The most ancient Arms of the Stacy name in Ireland is described as follows: the Shield is gold with a red cross X; the Crest is a stag, and the motto is 'Cur me persequeris.'
"In the records of the Franciscans at Scarborough, Yorkshire, about fifty miles east of Ballifield, is an inscription in Latin, which translated, reads: 'The most illustrious Lord and King Edward the Second and Regnald, called Molendinarius, were the families of the house of the Brothers Minor of Scarboroughe. Here are the tombs of the nobles who were buried in said Church of the said Brothers. And the first called Reginaldi lies under the great altar in the middle choir, also the Lady Avicia Huthrede, also the Lady Matilda Stacy, also the Lady Agnes de Vesey, also Edward Stacy.'
"In 1366, 20th year Edw. II, Yorkshire Arch. Journal, Vol 12, mentions John Stacy de Balifielde and John de Synderhill, witnesses to a deed. Synderhill was a part of the Ballifield estate and held by the Stacyes. The name of de Heley or de Helay also occurs frequently at this period in connection with land transfers in the vicinity of Ballifield.
”Fisher's History of Masham has the following reference: 'Orate pro Domino Johanne Stacy (Prebendary of Banbury in the Cathedral of Lincoln). He died 1394.' And in the ancient will of Wm. Harpele, Esquire to the King of England, 10th of May 1392, appears the signature of 'Dom'no Johanne Stacye cum rege.' In another work found at the Astor Library either in Calendar Etoniensis or a book of early ecclesiastics of England, the name is given 'John de Stacy.' This same book refers to 'William de Ely or Hely,' the King's Treasurer, also Prebendary of Lincoln in 1207 and of London 1192.
"In Lincolnshire Pedigrees by Maddison, the pedigree is given of the Stacys of Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire with the same arms as used by the Stacyes of Ballifield.
"In Tenterden Church, Kent County, the arms of another branch of the Stacys are to be found or were there, according to one the Histories of Kent. They were a branch of the Castle Bytham family.
"The Stacyes of Ballifield also owned Bramley Hall, Synderhill, (the name now happily changed to Handsworth Grange) and also leased Dore House, probably of the Duke of Norfolk, all adjoining Ballifield property. It is stated in the Yorkshire Archaeologist that the family also held Raynor House, probably somewhere in the vicinity. Another branch of the Ballifield family, of which Robert Stacy was the head in 1666, held at that time the Manor of Owlerton. This estate is now a part of the City of Sheffield. A 'Court Baron' was held at Owlerton in 1666, at which Robert Stacy was Lord of the Manor and William Simpson, the Steward.
"About the year 1600 the Rev. John Stacye was appointed Governor and Chaplain of Shrewsbury Hospital in Sheffield, endowed by the Countess of Shrewsbury. It is quite a remarkable fact, especially to Americans, to find almost three centuries later, another Rev. John Stacye of the same family Governor of the same institution. The Antiquary, an English publication, gives the following notice of the latter's death in 1889: 'Sheffield and the district around have lost a most worthy Archaeologist in the Rev. J. Stacye, M.A., for thirty-nine years Governor and Chaplain of Shrewsbury Hospital. He died on December 20th at the age of eighty.'
"In a Pedigree of the Family of Cockayne-Vernon of Derbyshire, mention is made of the marriage of one of the Cockayne family to Elizabeth Stacy, daughter of Sir Thomas Stacy; arms: a fesse between three birds or date about 1520. If the Stacyes used these arms at that period, the addition of the three fleurs de lis to the shield and the adoption of the crest used by the Elys of Utterly, Lincolnshire may have been due to the intermarriage with that family."
The above is quoted from Reuben Pownall Ely's book and I want to thank him for such a wonderful history of our English ancestry at Ballifield. He made a visit to Ballifield in 1903 and gives wonderful descriptions of Ballifield Hall, Synderhill House, and says the burying ground is not over forty feet square and only a stone's throw from the old Synderhill House, which in the time of George Fox, was a residence and after that used as a meetinghouse for the Society of Friends. There are several photos in his book of relics and antiquities once owned by the Stacyes and now held in London in the Victoria and Albert Museum. This book is a must read for descendants of the Ely, Revell, and Stacye families. The book is out of print, but Higginson Publishers will make a copy of the book.
Jim Stacy, a direct descendant and Stacy researcher says, "Personally I believe that based on the coats of arms, among other circumstantial evidence, that all English Stacye/Stacy/Staceys/etc. are descended from Roger de Stacy de Ballifield, a French knight granted a fief in Handsworth (Sheffield), York (now West Riding) c. 1243. Roger claimed descent from Eustace, Count of Boulogne, William the Conqueror's Lieutenant, and probably the chief instigator of William's claim to the English throne. The English Eustace and Eustices are also descended from the Count. We know that the Stacyes of Essex were in that county before 1490, not only in Epping but also in nearby Waltham Cross. Simple statistics and probability make the odds that these Stacyes were related greater than that they were not."
The Parish Church of St. Mary's, Handsworth was founded over 800 years ago. It is the ancestral church of the Stacyes and many are buried at the East End of the church. Several memorials and arms of the family are located there. The Parish records are at Handsworth Parish Centre.
C. Ray Stacy says, "The Stacye ancestral home and church are in Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), England. The old Manor House, Ballifield Hall, where the Stacyes lived for 600 years, is still in good condition. An ancient mulberry tree in the garden is still bearing fruit. Nearby, the Parish Church of St. Mary's, Handsworth contains memorials and arms of the family. At the East End of the church are graves of many members of the family. Stacye family records can be seen at the Rectory. The Victoria and Albert Museum have many items presented by Rev. E. V. Stacye. Legend has it that Eustachius came over with William the Conqueror in 1066 and was given Balle, the Dane's Field." The Handsworth Genealogy Society notified me that Ballifield is now a children's home and the only large estate left in that area. C. Ray Stacy says, "there is a theory that a William Stacye/Stacy was the real author hiding behind the name of Diers Plouman."
2. i Richard Stacye b. ca 1538. Named in his brother's will (John) of 1593.
+ 3. ii John Stacye b. 1539.
+ 4. iii Malin (Mahlon) Stacye b. ca 1539.
1. John Stacye (1.Unknown1) b. 1539, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng, m. 11-May-1557, in Yorkshire, County of, Eng,1 Anne Parker, b. 1543, Whitley Hall (Yorkshire), Eng, (daughter of Thomas Parker and Elizabeth Holmes) d. 13-Jul-1609, Yorkshire, County of, Eng. John died 13-Apr-1593, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng.
From LDS File #0517065, Pedigree of Stacye of Ballifield, Hunter's Hallamshire, P/488: (Hallamshire is a district in the southwestern part of Yorkshire). "Arms: Azure, on a fess between three falcons, or as many fleur-de-lis of the field. Crest: A cubit arm habited azure, cuffed argent, charged with three bezants, grasping a fleur-de-lis.
"John Stacye of Ballifield in the Parish of Handsworth, yeoman. Will dated 03-Apr-1593. Buried 11 May following. Married Anne, daughter of Thomas Parker of Whitley Hall, and widow of Thomas Seargill, Buried 13-Jul-1609.
"Richard Stacye named in his brother's will, 1593. (Brother of the above John Stacye).
"Malin Stacye of Sheffield, Mercer, will dated 26-Nov-1589, to be buried in the Church of Sheffield. He was buried there 14-Apr-1590. Widow Philippa m. at Sheffield 18-Nov-1596 to Thomas Robinson. (Brother of John and Richard above and same Mahlon Stacye below).
"Children of John and Anne Stacye: 1/Katherine, m. James Ardiron of Treeton; had issue, William, Katherine, Ann and Elizabeth. 2/Elizabeth, Bapt. 27-Jue 1567, m. 12-Jul-1590 to Nicholas Bullowes; had issue Ann and Elizabeth. 3/Anne, Bapt. 08-Nov-1572, made principal heir to her Uncle Malin 1589, m. 18-May-1597 to Richard Faire. 4/Thomas Stacye of Ballifield, gent, Bapt. 24-Feb-1574, Buried 10-Feb-1632, m. Anne, dau. and co-heir of John Booth of Handsworth, Woodhouse, gent; son of Oliver Booth of County Derby, by Elizabeth Hatfield of Whitfield, County Derby, Bapt. 8-Jul-1579, m. at Handsworth 18-May-1597 and 5/Philippa, Bapt. 28-Feb-1577, m. 17-Sep-1598 to Richard Jarvis.
"Children of Thomas and Anne Stacye: 1/John Stacye of Ballifield and Synderhill, gent, Bapt. 28-Jan-1598/9, Buried 20-Sep-1658, m. Mary, dau. of John Fulwood of Eastwood, County Notts, yeoman, by Mary his wife; dau. of Thomas Garland of Todwick m. at Handsworth 16-Dec-1618. 2/Elizabeth, Bapt. 11-Mar-1600, m. (?) Geodrich, by whom John, Benjamin, and William. 3/Helen, Bapt. 7-Apr-1607, m. 13-Feb-1727/8 Alexander Sampson; had issue, Alexander and Thomas. 4/Thomas Stacye, Bapt. 28-May-1609, d. 1669; had issue, John of Sheffield, Thomas, Malin, Mary, and Margaret. 5/Margaret, Bapt. 16-Oct-1611, Buried 31-Mar-1630. 6/Robert Stacye of London, Bapt. 20-Jul-1614; had issue, Anne m. to Thomas Aldham of Warmsworth 26 2 Mo. 1671, Mary m. 22 Mar-1672 to John Kellam and secondly to Francis Smith of Balby at Lydesse (?); Elizabeth d. 11-May 1667, buried in Cemetery at Synderhill. 7/Mary, Bapt. 16-Apr-1616, m. 11-Jul-1658, Richard Farnsworth, and as his widow resided at Ballifield, made her will 03-Nov-1679, proved 08-Feb-1680. 8/Cuthbert Stacye, Bapt. 15-Nov-1618, apprenticed for 7 years in the Company of Culters of Hallamshire 12-Jan-1632. 9/Anne, Bapt. 19-Aug-1627 m. Rhodes of Tickhill, and as his widow, made her will 09-Mar-1669, proved 1670."
I have placed all these names and dates here from the above LDS file to verify names and dates on Stacye's of Ballifield, showing the pedigree of these families.
From material on hand at the Maryland Historical Society: Ancestry of the Children of James William White, M.D., with accounts of Different Families, compiled by William Francis Cregar, Philadelphia 1888, Chapter XIV, Stacy Family, provided to me by C. Ray Stacy: "The family of Stacy or Stacye is said to have been settled in the vicinity of Sheffield in Yorkshire at a very early date, their arms being; Azure, on a fess between three falcons close or as many fleur-de-lis of the first. Crest, a dexter arm couped at the elbow, habited azure, cuff argent, charge with three bezants and holding in the hand, ppr., a fluer-de-lies. The first of the family of whom the compiler has found any authentic information was a Stacye of Sheffield, who had issue of three sons; John of Ballifield in the Parish of Handsworth and County of York, gent, ancestor of Mahlon Stacy of Burlington County, NJ, who was buried May 11, 1594, his will being dated Apr 3, 1593. Richard, mentioned in his brother's will, and Mahlon Stacye, of whom hereafter:
"Mahlon Stacye, Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Owlerton, in the Parish of Sheffield and County of York, was buried in the Parish Church Apr 14, 1590 as directed by his will, which was dated Nov 26, 1589. He m. Philippa (who m. secondly, Nov 18, 1596 Thomas Robinson), by whom he had issue a son and heir, Robert Stacye, of whom hereafter:
"Robert Stacye, Esquire (son and heir of Mahlon and Philippa), succeeded his father as Lord of the Manor of Owlerton. He had issue among others, a daughter, Alice who m. John Revell, II, of Whiston, gent."
+ 5. i Elizabeth Stacye b. 1567.
6. ii Anne Stacye b. 1572, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 08-Nov-1572,2 m. 18-May-1597,2 Richard Eaire/Faire. Made principal heir of her Uncle Malin (Mahlon) 1589.
+ 7. iii Thomas Stacye b. 1574.
+ 8. iv Katherine Stacye b. 1575.
9. v Philippa Stacye b. 1577, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 28-Feb-1577,2 m. 17-Sep-1598,2 Richard Jarvis.
4. Malin (Mahlon) Stacye (1.Unknown1) b. ca 1539, m. Philippa Unknown. Malin died Apr 1590, Bur. 14-Apr-1590, Church of Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng.2 LDS file stated, "Mahlon Stacye, Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Owlerton, in the Parish of Sheffield and County of York, was buried in the Parish Church Apr 14, 1590, as directed by his will, which was dated Nov 26, 1589. He married Philippa, who married secondly, Nov 18, 1596, Thomas Robinson, by whom he had issue a son and heir, Robert Stacye, of whom hereafter."
+ 10. i Robert Stacye b. ca 1562.
5. Elizabeth Stacye (3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1567, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 27-Jun-1567,2 m. 12-Jul-1590,2 Nicholas Bellowes.
11. I Ann Bellowes.
12. ii Elizabeth Bellowes.
7. Thomas Stacye (3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1574, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 24-Feb-1574, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 m. 18-May-1597, in Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Anne Booth, b. 1579, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 08-Jul-1579,2 (daughter of John Booth and Ann Revell) d. 10-Feb-1631/32, Prob Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng.1 Thomas died 1632, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Bur. 10-Feb-1632.2 Anne: Daughter and co-heir of John Booth of Handsworth, Woodhouse, gent; son of Oliver Booth of County of Derby and Elizabeth Hatfield of Whitfield, County of Derby.
+ 13. i John Stacye b. 1598/9.
14. ii Elizabeth Stacye b. 1600, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 11-Mar-1600,2 m. Unknown Geodrich. LDS file stated she married ? Geodrich, by whom she had John, Benjamin, and William.
+ 15. iii Helen Stacye b. 1607.
+ 16. iv Thomas Stacye b. 1609.
17. v Margaret Stacye b. 1611, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 16-Oct-1611,2 d. 1630, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng, Bur. 31-Mar-1630.2
18. vi Robert Stacye b. 1614, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 20-Jul-1614,2 m. Unknown Sweetapple. LDS file stated, "Robert Stacye of London had issue; Anne m. to Thomas Aldham of Warmsworth 26 2 Mo. 1671, Mary m. 22-Mar-1672 to John Kellam, and secondly to Francis Smith of Balby, Elizabeth died 11-May-1667, buried in cemetery at Synderhill."
19. vii Mary Stacye b. 1616, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 18-Apr-1616,2 m. 11-Jul-1658,2 Richard Farnsworth. Mary died bef 08-Feb-1680, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng. LDS file stated, "and as his widow resided at Ballifield; made her will on 03-Nov-1679 and proved 08-Feb-1680."
20. viii Cuthbert Stacye b. 1618, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 15-Nov-1618.2 LDS file stated, "apprenticed for seven years in the Company of Cutlers of Hallamshire 12-Jan-1632."
21. ix Anne Stacye b. 1627, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 19-Aug-1627,2 m. Unknown Rhodes. Anne died 1670, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng.2 LDS file stated, "m. Rhodes of Tickhill, and as his widow, made her will on 09-Mar-1669, proved 1670."
8. Katherine Stacye (3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1575, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng, m. James Ardron, b. Treeton (Yorkshire), Eng.
22. i William Ardron.
23. ii Katherine Ardron.
24. iii Ann Ardron.
+ 25. iv Elizabeth Ardron.
10. Robert Stacye (4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. ca 1562, m. Unknown. LDS file stated, "Robert Stacye, Esquire, son and heir of Mahlon and Philippa, succeeded his father as Lord of the Manor of Owlerton. He had issue among others, a daughter, Alice, who married John Revell, II of Whiston, gent."
+ 26. i Alice Stacye b. 1639.
13. John Stacye (7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1598/9, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 28-Jan-1598/9, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 m. 16-Dec-1618, in Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Mary Fulwood, b. ca 1600, Eastwood (Nottinghamshire), Eng, (daughter of John Fulwood and Maria "Mary" Garland) d. 23-Jan-1682/83, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng, Bur. Prob Synderhill (Yorkshire), Eng. John died 1658, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Bur. 20-Sep-1658, Synderhill, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng.2 Apparently the spelling went from Stacye to Stacy when Mahlon Stacye arrived in America in 1678, and then to Stacey in some of our branches. Handsworth Parish records have the name as Stacye. Others transposed this spelling to Stayce. 2/DoD 30-Sep-1658. This is the John noted as John Stacye de Ballifield. Mary: Daughter of John Fulwood of Eastwood, Notts, and Mary Garland, daughter of Thomas Garland of Todwick, Yorks, living 04-Aug-1656, and said to be of Synderhill. Probably buried in the Quaker Cemetery at Synderhill.
27. i Thomas Stacye b. 1619, Ballifield, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 28-Sep-1619,2 m. 12-Dec-1655, in Yorkshire, County of, Eng,2 Judith Clarke, d. 25-Nov-1680, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Bur. Synderhill, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng. Thomas died 19-May-1687, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Bur. Synderhill, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng. LDS file stated, "Mary, the beloved daughter of Thomas Stacye of Ballifield, died 25-Jun-1671." Judith: LDS file had m. 12d 10 Mo. 1655, at the house of Judith Kay in York. (The 10th month converts to December).
28. ii Mary Stacye b. 1621, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 29-Mar-1621,2 d. 23-Jan-1683,2 Bur. Synderhill, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng. LDS file stated she was wife of Abel Tyllie, also of Synderhill.
29. iii John Stacye b. 1623, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 1623,2 d. 1642.2
+ 30. iv Helen Stacye b. 1626.
31. v Anne Stacye b. 1627/8, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 01-Feb-1627/8,2 m. 17-Dec-1645,2 Godfrey Watkinson, b. Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng. Anne died 23-Jul-1702.2 LDS file stated, "m. Godfrey Watkinson of Handsworth Woodhouse, who has been Vicar of Clown, County of Derby, but became a Quaker. She died 23d 5th Mo., 1702, leaving issue." (The Quaker date converts to Jul 23, 1702).
+ 32. vi Robert Stacye b. 1630/1.
33. vii William Stacye b. ca 1633, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng. There is a record that a W. L. Stacye d. 1673 and was buried at Synderhill. I don't know if it is this William. This William Stacye was supposed to have died young.
34. viii Matthias Stacye b. ca 1635, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng, d. died young.
+ 35. ix Mahlon Stacye b. 1638.
15. Helen Stacye (7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1607, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 07-Apr-1607,2 m. 13-Feb-1627/8, Alexander Sampson.
36. i Alexander Sampson.
37. ii Thomas Sampson.
16. Thomas Stacye (7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1609, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng, Baptized: 28-May-1609,2 m. Unknown. Thomas died 1669, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng.
38. i John Stacye b. ca 1632. LDS File noted he was John of Sheffield.
39. ii Thomas Stacye b. ca 1633.
40. iii Malin Stacye b. ca 1634. There is a record of a Malin Stacey in Talbot County, Apr Court 1688: Liber SS, P/51 (in Merrick & Co., ag. Hutchinson), Provincial Court Judgements. I have no other Malin that fits the time period as this one would.
41. iv Mary Stacye b. ca 1635, d. 25-Jun-1671, Bur. Synderhill, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng.
42. v Margaret Stacye b. ca 1636.
25. Elizabeth Ardron (8.Katherine3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1).
43. i Elizabeth Bellowes.
26. Alice Stacye (10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1639, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng, m. 1657, in Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,4 John Revell, b. Whiston (Yorkshire), Eng.
+ 44. i John Revell b. 1662.
30. Helen Stacye (13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1626, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 02-Apr-1626,2 m. ca 1647, in England, John Frettwell, b. ca 1626, Hucknail Parish (Derbyshire), Eng. Helen died 1693, Hucknail Parish (Derbyshire), Eng. John: LDS file had name spelled Fretwell. Other records have Frettwell.
45. i Peter Frettwell b. ca 1662, m. 06-Sep-1687, in Chesterfield (Burlington), NJ, Elizabeth Wright, b. 09-Apr-1670, Holden (Derbyshire), Eng,5 (daughter of Joshua Wright and Elizabeth Empson) d. 17-Jan-1732/3, Burlington County, NJ. Elizabeth: Another source has DoD as 24-Feb-1717/18. Married at the Chesterfield MM.
32. Robert Stacye (13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1630/1, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 11-Feb-1630/1,2 Occupation: Tanner, m. ca 1655, Unknown, b. ca 1630. Robert died 05-Oct-1701, Philadelphia (Philadelphia), PA.5
Ships to America: 1677, The Kent from London departed Mar 1677, arrived at Burlington, New Jersey on Jun 23, 1677, Gregory Marlow, Master. It should be noted that many passengers alleged to have been aboard were from Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, and other northern counties. They probably loaded at a northern port, perhaps Hull or Liverpool, before the Kent arrived at London, which is why they do not appear in the London loadings. (Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684, and Penn's Colony, Vol I, by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 1970. Robert Stacy was on this passenger list and was the brother of Mahlon).
Ships to America: 1677, the fly boat, Martha, from Hull (London), England arrived at the end of summer 1677 bringing 114 passengers for the Yorkshire Tenth at Burlington, New Jersey; Thomas Wildbuys/Wildcup, Master. Aboard was the family of Robert Stacy. (Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684 and Penn's Colony, Vol I, by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. From other records published on Mahlon Stacy, we now know these ships actually arrived in 1678 and not 1677 because of the time change).
Keasbey's Courts and Lawyers of New Jersey, Vol I P/147: "A Court at Burlington in 1681 was composed of Robert Stacy, Tho. Olive, Sam'll Jenings, Thomas Budde, John Thompson, Thomas Lambert, Mahlon Stacy, Richard Guy, and Edward Bradway. William Emley was elected sheriff, and Thomas Revell, register. The jurisdiction was from St. Pink (Assunpink) to Old Man's Creek."
From History of Trenton 1679-1929, Vol II, Princeton University Press 1929; Learning and Spicer's Grants and Concessions, P/409 FF: "At this stage of the narrative the names of the signers of the Grants and Concessions should, I think be published, so the readers of this history may be informed who were the brave men who subscribed this fearless document which had such a large measure of influence upon our subsequent Constitution and Bill of Rights, and embodies so much of the organic law under which we live and flourish to this day." (There are 150 names on this list; among them, Robert Stacy, Henry Stacy, Mahlon Stacy, Joshua Wright, John Smith, Thomas Smith, Hipolitas Lefever, John Paine, Daniel Leeds, Thomas Revel, John Pancoast, and John Snowden).
"Incidentally, in the present chapter will be found mention of the names of Robert Stacy and Henry Stacy. Robert was brother of Mahlon." (Hunter's History of Hallamshire, P/488: "Hallamshire was a former manor, but has long since disappeared." This statement is the only proof I have that Robert Stacy was Mahlon's brother).
LDS File #0517065: Will of Robert Stacye of Philadelphia, Tanner, Nov 1699, Probated 18-Oct-1701; excerpts, to dau Mary 30 lbs, to dau Ellin, 200 acres in West Jersey, to dau Elizabeth six shillings, to dau Judith's children, six shillings each, residue to son, John Stacye, Exr. Wits: Samuel Giddon and Francis Cooke.
LDS File #0517065: Stacys of Burlington MM 13-Sep-1895: 04-Feb-1681, Daniel Leeds and Anne Stacy declare intentions of marriage. Robert Stacy gave his consent. 07-Dec-1680, Robert, Mahlon, and John Stacy sign address of Burlington MM to Yearly Meeting in London. 06-Apr-1681, John Brown and Ann Stacy declare intentions of marriage. 05-May-1681, Robert Stacy to visit John Dewsbury. 05-Jul-1681, to speak to Daniel Wills. 08-Sep-1681, Tho. B. and Robert Stacy to inquire respecting false reports or scandal. 02-Nov-1681, Robert Stacy requested to act as an arbitrator. Mahlon Stacy and Anne Snowden to collect records of births, "for ye falls." 06-Dec-1681, Robert Stacy and other apptd. on com.? 03-May-1682, a difference mentioned between Robert Stacy and Anna Golter. 06-Sep-1682, Robert Stacy is willing to assist in taking care of orphans belonging to this meeting. 02-Feb-1683, Henry Stacy and John Borton to speak to Tho. Francis. 03-Jan-1684, Robert Stacy apptd. to inquire and prepare certificate. 07-Feb-1684, Mahlon Stacy and Tho. Lambert for ye Falls, to receive subscriptions toward building a meetinghouse. George (?) and Robert Stacy ditto for Burlington. 01-Oct-1684, For ye Falls Robert Stacy is desired to assist Mahlon Stacy and Tho. Lambert. For Burlington, Robert Stacy and Tho. Gardiner to collect subscriptions. 02-Dec-1684, Robert Stacy subscribed 11 shillings toward meetinghouse. He and others to (?) account of Francis Collins about the meetinghouse. 02-Jan-1685, Robert Stacy subscribed 3 lbs. Mahlon Stacy at ye Falls ditto. 04-Mar-1685, Robert Stacy and others to end difference. 05-Feb-1686, John Shinn and Ellin Stacy declare intentions of marriage. 09-Dec-1686, John Stacy and Alice Jones declare intentions of marriage. 04-May-1687, Robert Stacy and John Budd, for Burlington, to inquire who have paid their subscriptions.
From Sketches of the First Immigrant Settlers in Newton Township, Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey by John Clement of Haddonfield, NJ, Sinnickson Chew, Camden, NJ, 1877 P/280: "Robert Stacy came to West Jersey 1678. Robert Stacy, first settler in Burlington, became a leading member of the Society of Friends and took part in the political affairs in the colony. His occupation was that of a farmer; this business he did not resume until his removal to Philadelphia, he there remained until his death. Among his children was a son, Henry, who together with his wife, Mary, came to New Jersey soon after his father and settled at or near Burlington."
+ 46. i Henry Stacye b. ca 1656.
+ 47. ii Ann Stacye b. ca 1657.
48. iii Elin/Ellen Stacye b. ca 1658, Prob Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng, m. 03-Mar-1686, in Burlington MM, Trenton (Burlington), NJ, John Jr. Shinn, b. England. Had issue: George, Mary, Elizabeth, Clement, John, and William Shinn. Burlington MM record had her name spelled Elin. John: Settled in Burch Creek, NJ. From History of Shinn Family in Europe and America, Josiah Shinn, PP/58-60: "John Shinn, Jr., born England, m (1) Ellen Stacy 3/3/1686, m (2) Mary 7/1/1707." (Marriages of Burlington MM. He was a Quaker).
49. iv Mary Stacye b. ca 1659, Prob Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng, m. 17-Feb-1686, in Burlington County, NJ, John Renshawe. LDS File #0517065: John Renshawe and Mary Stacy m. 17-Feb-1686, Burlington County Record.
50. v Elizabeth Stacye b. ca 1660, Prob Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng, m. 02-Feb-1690, in Prob Burlington County, NJ, Eleazer Ffenton. LDS File #0517065: Eleazer Ffenton and Elizabeth Stacy m. 02-Feb-1690.
51. vi Judith Stacye b. ca 1661, Prob Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng, d. 03-Jun-1688, Bur. Synderhill, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng. Reuben Pownall Ely stated in his book that Judith, late wife of George Harrison of Orgreave, d. 03-Jun-1688 and was buried at Synderhill.
+ 52. vii John Stacye b. ca 1664.
35. Mahlon Stacye (13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1638, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Baptized: 01-Jul-1638, St. Mary's, Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng, m. 29-May-1668, in Clowne (Derbyshire), Eng,2 Rebecca Ely, b. 1648, Mansfield (Nottinghamshire), Eng, (daughter of George Ely and Sarah Heath) d. 20-Aug-1711, Ballifield, Nottingham Twp(Burlington)NJ.3 Mahlon died 03-Apr-1704, Ballifield, Nottingham Twp(Burlington)NJ, Bur. 05-Apr-1704, Riverview Quaker Grounds, Trenton, NJ.9
Mahlon Stacye was born at Ballifield Hall, Handsworth Parish, in Sheffield (Yorkshire), England and parish records have the name as Stacye. Dore House was the Manor and Estate he occupied after he was married. He arrived in America on the Shield, which departed Hull (or London) in Dec 1678. Other ship records have 1677, but the time difference makes the year 1678, as noted in several books and scripts about Mahlon. (A History of Trenton 1679-1929 published by The Trenton Historical Society, Princeton University Press in 1929, has a chapter of The Colonial Period by Edward Robert Walker, LL.D., Chancellor of New Jersey, and is a must to read if you are a descendant or relative of this family).
Mahlon Stacye of Ballifield in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, NJ, yeoman 1638-1704, baptized 01-Jul-1638, Yorks, erected a mill at the junction of the Assunpink Creek on the Delaware River, and thus considered the founder of Trenton, NJ 1680. He was a member of the Council of Proprietors of West Jersey, Commander of West Jersey, a member of the Royal Governor's Council, a member of the Provincial Assembly, and J. P. of Burlington County.
His will is dated Jan 4, 1703 and proved Apr 24, 1704: I, Mahlon Stacy of Ballifield, in the Twp of Nottingham, in the County of Burlington, in the Province of Nova Cesarea, Yeoman, being of good and perfect memory, blessed by God, and willing to sett in order, my temporal estate, well knowing the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make this my Last Will and Testament, in manner and forme following, revokeing, and hereby making voyd all former and other wills and testaments, heretofore by me made. Imprimis I giue and bequeath unto my Sonn Mahlon Stacye, his heirs and assigns forever, all that my plantation whereon I now dwell, called Ballifield, together with the mill, and all other houses and buildings, lands, meadows and pastures, containing five hundred acres of land, more or less, when he shall attaine the age of one and twenty yeares, and also all my land lying on the south side the greater Shabbacunck, and all other lotts, shares, or portions of land throughout the sd Province of Nova Cesarea aforesd, not yet taken up, and which shall at any time hereafter become due, and of right to me, belonging.
Item: I giue and bequeath unto my four daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Ruth and Rebeckah, and to Mahlon Kirkbride, their heirs and assigns forever, all that my tract of land lying between the greater Shabbacunck, and the Runn called the lesser Shabbacunck, beginning at Punch Meadow, and running westward to Yorke Road, bounded on the eastward by Assunpink, and also four hundred acres of land more, lying on the south side of Assunpink (?) equaly to be divided amongst them.
Item: I giue and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth, fifty pounds, to be paid to her within three yeares after my decease, and to my daughter, Ruth, fifty pounds to be paid within five yeares of my decease, and to my daughter, Rebeckah, fifty pounds to be paid within seven yeares of my decease, and to Mahlon Kirkbride, fifty pounds to be paid within nine yeares of my decease by my executrix and executor hereafter named, and my will is that if any of my daughters shall happen to dye, or my Grandson, Mahlon Kirkbride, before they haue received their part, and portion (leauing no issue) that then their respective share , or shares, both of land and moneys, shall be equaly divided among the survivours of them.
Item: I giue unto Rebecka, my well beloved wife, during her life, the full equall third part (in three parts to be divided) of all the proffitts and incomes that shall arrise from the Mill, to be paid yearly, and every yeare, at two several dayes or times of payment, that is to say, on the first day of the month called November, and also I giue the use and benefit of the two parlours, and the chamber ouer the south parlor to Rebecka, my wife, and all the orchard on the north side of the dwelling house, and free liberty at all times to use the pump ffor water, and also free liberty at her owne choice to keep cows, and to cut hay for winder fodder, during her life.
Item: And after my debts and legacies are discharged and paid, I giue the residue and remainder of all my personal estate, in goods and chattels, to Rebecka, my wife.
Item: And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Rebecka, my beloved wife, executrix, together with Mahlon my Sonn, executor. Joyntly of this my Last Will and Testament. In wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale, the eluenth day of the eleuenth month January, in the Second yeare of the raigne of our Soueraigne Lady Ann, over England Queen, and in the yeare of our Lord, one thousand seuen hundred and three. Sealed, signed, published, and declared in the presence of us: Peter Ffrettwell, Samuel Ffrettwell, William Embly, Senior /s/ Mahlon Stacy L.S.
"Mahlon Stacye, the pioneer of Trenton, who owned all the land in what was for many years, the old city, and William Trent, the patron of the old town, are linked together in the history of this city. In Trenton we find the name Trent, and the beautiful park on the river front, including the grounds of the State House, and the Old Barracks, and extending from them up the river on the southwesterly side of the Sanhican Creek, as far as the city limits, is named Mahlon Stacy Park. The names of these worthy men are hyphenated in the Stacy-Trent Hotel at State and Willow Streets, the leading hostelry of the town. Both men were rich, owned and left slaves." (History of Trenton 1679-1929, Vol II, Princeton University Press 1929. Trenton was formerly called The Falls of the Delaware and was renamed by one Trent merchant who purchased it from Mahlon Stacy, Jr. in 1714).
The following is from St. Mary's Church in Yorkshire: "The Stacye Family in Handsworth. The Handsworth Parish Registers reveal that on 1st Jul 1638, Mahlon Stacye was baptized at St. Mary's Church. The Stacye family had lived at Ballifield Hall in Handsworth for centuries, but it was in America that Mahlon made his name and his fortune. The Stacye families were Quakers, one of the new religious sects, which surfaced in England after the Civil War. They dissented from traditional views and to 'respectable' society, the Quakers appeared extreme and even revolutionary. Their leader, George Fox, preached on Synderhill Green in Handsworth to thousands of people in the 1650s. Under the parliamentary rule of Oliver Cromwell, Quakers were treated with suspicion and hostility. During the restoration monarchy of Charles II, persecution of the Quakers was severe, especially in the early years, as they still refused to conform, even outwardly, to the Church of England. Their refusal to take off their hats or speak respectfully when in the presence of 'nobles' made them a particular object of hatred. Some members of the Stacye Families are buried in their own special Quaker Graveyard at Synderhill in Handsworth. In total, there are eight gravestones with plain inscriptions. This private family cemetery still exists, but it is now in the back garden of a house.
"Mahlon Stacye and Trenton, New Jersey: In his youth, Mahlon Stacye, in common with a great many other Quakers, decided to leave England. He and his family immigrated to America in the 1670s to begin a new life away from hatred and persecution. At this time the North American landmass was still being explored, colonized, and fought over by rival Europeans. It provided the perfect opportunity for a person such as Mahlon to make a fresh start in a land where he could practice his Quaker religion in freedom. He was given permission to build a new settlement at his new home by the River Delaware. Gradually, this settlement grew into Trenton, the capital of what is now called New Jersey. The first Church in Trenton was founded by Mahlon Stacye, who lived out the rest of his life in America. Mahlon died a wealthy and respected citizen. A link between the Stacye family times in England and America still exists in the form of 'Ballifield,' the name of the State House in New Jersey and the district adjacent to Handsworth."
From Burlington City, NJ - Religious Society of Friends: "The first Europeans to settle Burlington were members of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. Founded by George Fox (please note George Fox above preaching to thousands in Handsworth at Synderhill, close to Ballifield) in the seventeenth-century in England, the Friends quickly met with persecution for their refusal to bear arms, take oaths, and pay tithes. Friends began leaving England for the religious freedom of America. More than one third of those originally purchasing land in Burlington had been fined or imprisoned for their beliefs in England. Even as their ship, The Kent, sailed down the Thames River, King Charles II boarded it from his royal barge and wished them a safe voyage. As the King's own laws led to much of the abuse the Quakers received in England, this blessing is usually viewed as a polite 'go away' at best."
An excerpt from Vol 1 of The Great Republic by the Master Historians, published in early 1900s: "The territory of New Jersey was granted in 1664 to Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. Berkeley sold his share in 1674 to John Fenwick, in trust for Edward Byllinge, who subsequently assigned his claim to William Penn and two other Quakers. The province was then divided, Carteret receiving the eastern portion and the Quaker assignees the western portion, on the Delaware. It was in this way that William Penn became interested in the settlement of America. As two colonies, Massachusetts and Maryland had already been formed through the desire for religious liberty, it occurred to him to establish a refuge in the New World for the persecuted sect of which he was a member. A free constitution was given to the settlers, granting important privileges of civil and religious liberty. Quakers were specially recommended to take advantage of it, and more than four hundred immigrated to the province in 1677. In 1682, William Penn and eleven others purchased East Jersey, so that the whole province then came under Quaker control. Robert Barclay (another of my ancestors), author of the Apology for Quakers, an Explanation and Vindication of The Principles and Doctrines of the People called Quakers, was appointed Governor for life. In 1681, Penn obtained from Charles II, a grant of all the lands embraced in the present State of Pennsylvania. His purpose in this was not alone to convert and civilize the Indians, as expressed in the charter, but also to form an asylum for those desirous of civil and religious liberty. In Sep 1682, he set sail for his new province, with a large number of immigrants of his own religious belief. Others had preceded him."
LDS File #0517065, Gilbert Cope's Collection had, "Mahlon Stacy Senior died 2 mo. 5d. 1704," Chesterfield MM records. See also Woodward's Bordentown and Vicinity. This would convert to Apr 5, 1704. Other records have he died Apr 3, 1704 and was buried on Apr 5, 1704. His will was dated 1703 and probated in April 1704. Nottingham Twp is now Mercer County, NJ.
From Colonial Families of Philadelphia: "Mahlon Stacy, PP/1226, 1414, m. Rebecca Ely, P/1569 Land Transaction in 1714, P/1570 of Handsworth, Yorks, Eng., PP/289, 584, 659, 811, 1077, 1293, and 661, of Ballifield, England, PP/662, 711, 1086, 1102, 1718, 547, and 760, of Yorkshire, Eng." (This means that Mahlon Stacy and several members of his family were in Philadelphia at some point in time, and after he settled in NJ). From Colonial Families of Philadelphia: "Rebecca (Ely) Stacy PP/1077, 12226, 1293, 1414, 1570 Yorks, England to NJ 1678, PP/547, 584, 661, m. Mahlon Stacy." From Watson's Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania: "A similar display of the natural abundance of the country is exhibited in the letter of Mahlon Stacy from Jersey, 'We have,' says he, 'peaches by cart loads.' The Indians bring us 7 or 8 fat bucks of a day. Without rod or net we catch abundance of herrings, after the Indian manner, in pinfolds. Geese, ducks, pheasants, are plenty."
Stacy servants, Stacy children, and Mahlon Stacy were on the Shield from London (or Hull), England, arrived at Burlington, (West) New Jersey Dec 1677/8, Daniel Towers/Towle/Towes), Master. Rebecca: A family of Elys of Richmond, Yorkshire is given in Burke's General Armor. There are two places for the name in County of York. One, the City of Richmond and two, a hamlet near Sheffield, adjoining Ballifield Hall, the estate of the Stacy/Stacye family. At this hamlet is a Richmond Park and at one time, occupied by the Harrisons, and by a family of Boroughs. Rebecca was born at Utterly Manor. Her will probated 26-Oct-1711. Married in Watkinson home.
53. i John Stacye b. 30-Nov-1671, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 d. 11-Dec-1671, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 Bur. Synderhill, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng. Born at Dore House in Handsworth and was buried in the Quaker Cemetery at Synderhill Green. LDS file stated, "John, sonne of Mahlon Stacy and Rebecca Stacy, was born the 30th of ye 9th month, 1671 at Dore House in Handsworth (Yorkshire), England." (That is a Quaker date and translates to 30-Nov-1671. March being their first month).
+ 54. ii Elizabeth Stacye b. 07-Oct-1673.
+ 55. iii Sarah Stacye b. 04-Sep-1675.
56. iv Mary Stacye b. 12-Jun-1677, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 m. 01-Jun-1700,3 Reuben Pownall, b. 07-Jan-1666, Lostock (Cheshire), Eng,6 (son of George Pownall and Eleanor Unknown) d. 07-Mar-1698, Chesterfield (Burlington), NJ. Mary died 10-May-1763.5 Born at Dore House in Handsworth. LDS file stated, "Mary, daughter of ye Mahlon and Rebecca Stacy, was borne ye 12th day of ye 4th month, 1677, at Dore House." (This converts to 12-Jun-1677. Their first month being March). Colonial Families of Philadelphia has a Mary Stacy Nevell, sister of James Nevell. Reuben: Reuben was son of George and Eleanor Pownall of Solebury, PA., a brother of Abigail Pownall, who married William Paxon. No issue. Richard Williams has a Declaration of Intention of Marriage dated 07-Jan-1699/1700.
57. v Ruth Stacye b. 30-Sep-1680, Trenton, The Falls (Burlington), NJ,2 m. (1) 03-Mar-1705, in Chesterfield MM (Burlington), NJ, William Beakes, b. ca 1665, d. ca 1711, m. (2) 12-Jul-1714,2 Samuel Atkinson. Ruth died 09-Jun-1775, Chesterfield (Burlington), NJ.5 LDS file stated, "Ruth, daughter of Mahlon Stacy and Rebecah Stacy, of ye Falls, was borne ye 30th day of ye seventh month in ye yeare 1680." (Burlington MM record). Same page stated, "Ruth, daughter of ye Mahlon and Rebecca Stacy, was borne ye 30th day of ye 1st month, 1680, at Ballifield at ye Falls in New Jersey." (So it would be either Mar or Sep 30, 1680). From Colonial Families of Philadelphia, "Ruth Stacy b. 1680 married William Beakes," PP/1414, 1570. William: From A Friendly Heritage Along the Delaware, "Ruth m. William Beakes and was the mother of Nathan and Stacye Beakes. By a second marriage she also had children. One was Sarah." Samuel: From History of Shinn Family in Europe and America, P/106: "Susanna Shinn, (4) Thomas (3) Thomas (2) John (1) eldest child of Thomas and Martha (Earl) Shinn, b. Springfield Twp, Burlington County, NJ 3/10/1721. She was married 4/4/1739 to Thomas, son of Samuel and Ruth (Stacy) Atkinson, who lived at Haddonfield. Ruth Stacy was the daughter of Mahlon Stacy, of the commissioners and a man of affairs."
58. vi Rebecca Stacye b. 30-Sep-1682, Trenton, The Falls (Burlington), NJ,2 d. 1682, Trenton, The Falls (Burlington), NJ.5 LDS file stated, "Rebecca, ye first daughter of ye said Mahlon and Rebecca, was borne ye 30th day of ye 7th month, 1682, at Ballifield House of ye Falls. (This converts to 30-Sep-1682. March being their first month. Ye first daughter, meaning the first Rebecca, because Mahlon named two of his daughters Rebecca).
+ 59. vii Rebecca Stacye b. 08-Jun-1684.
60. viii Mahlon Stacye b. 07-Apr-1686, Trenton, The Falls (Burlington), NJ,2 m. 05-May-1712, in Chesterfield MM (Burlington), NJ,6 Sarah Bainbridge, (daughter of John Bainbridge and Unknown). Mahlon died 14-Apr-1742, Northampton (Burlington), NJ.5 Mackenzie's Colonial Families of US stated, "the son died childless and Mahlon's line died, except through his daughters." LDS stated, "Mahlon, sonne of Mahlon and Rebecca, was borne ye seventh of 2nd month 1686 at Ballifield in ye Falls." (Quaker date converts to Apr 7, 1686. March was their first month). Sarah: From A Friendly Heritage Along the Delaware by Arthur Edwin Bye, "Mahlon married a daughter of John Bainbridge and died without issue." (Married at the Chesterfield MM in NJ).
44. John Revell (26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1662, Whiston (Yorkshire), Eng,4 m. Julianna Clark.
+ 61. i Samuel Revell b. 1693.
46. Henry Stacye (32.Robert5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. ca 1656, Prob Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng, m. Mary Unknown. Henry died 1689, Stepney, England.
Gordon's History of New Jersey, P/277: "Robert Stacy was one of the persons who came to West New Jersey in 1678 to represent the interests of the Yorkshire owners of the land that they had taken of Edward Byllinge in consideration of moneys which he owed, and which he was otherwise unable to pay. (Lib/G3/128), Joseph Helmsley and William Emley were his associates, together with Thomas Olive, Daniel Wills, John Penford and Benjamin Scott, who represented the London owners, and who also became seized of these lands from the same person and for the same reasons. Robert Stacy first settled at Burlington in discharge of his duties imposed upon him as commissioner; he here became a leading member in the Society of Friends, and took part in the political affairs of the colony. His occupation was that of a tanner; this business he did not resume until his removal to Philadelphia, which occurred a few years after his arrival; he there remained until his death. Among his children was a son, Henry, who, together with his wife Mary, came to New Jersey soon after his father, and also settled at or near Burlington. Besse, in his Sufferings of Friends, mentions that 'Henry Stacy was taken, on two different occasions, from religious meetings at Cirencester in Gloucestershire to prison and there detained for some time. This was in 1660/62, the subject of this sketch was, doubtless, the same person.' (My comment: If it is the same Henry Stacye, this Henry would have to be born earlier than ca 1656 or the 1660/62 date is wrong. I don't believe this is the same Henry Stacye).
P/278: "During his stay here he was appointed to a membership in the governor's council, a position at that day given only to a person of talent and strict integrity, and a station, which was one of the most responsible and difficult to fill (Leaming and Spicer's Laws). In addition to the inducements offered by his father's coming here, he was perhaps tempted to try his fortunes in the new colony by letters sent to him from those already settled, whose representations of the county and its productions were certainly very flattering. A letter from John Cripps to Henry Stacy will show in what light New Jersey was held by those already here, in early times; and how they wrote to their friends still in England, whom they sought to induce to follow them to a country that had so many advantages. It is as follows: 'From Burlington on Delaware River, the 26th of the Eighth Month 1677. Dear Friend - Through the mercy of God we are safely arrived at New Jersey. My wife and all mine are very well and we have our health rather better here than we had in England. Indeed the country is so good that I do not see how it can reasonable be found fault with. As far as I perceive, all the things we heard of it in England are very true and I wish that many people (that are in straits) in England were here.'
"Here is good land enough lies void that would serve many thousands of families and we think if they cannot live here they can hardly live in any place in the world, but we do not desire to persuade any to come but such as are well satisfied in their own mind. A town lot is laid out for us in Burlington, which is a convenient place for trade. It is about one hundred and fifty miles up the Delaware; the country and air seem to be very agreeable to our bodies, and we have very good stomachs to our victuals. Here is plenty of provision in the country; plenty of fish and fowl, and good venison very plentiful and much better than ours in England, for its eats not so dry, but is full of gravy like fat young beef. You that come after us need not fear the trouble that we have had, for now is land here ready divided against you come. The Indians are very loving to us, except here and (P/279) there, when they have gotten strong liquor in their head, which they now greatly love. But for the country, in short, I like it very well, and I do believe that this River of Delaware is as good a river as most in the world. It exceeds the River Thames by many degrees. Here is a town laid out for twenty proprieties, and a straight line drawn from the riverside up the land, which is to be the Main Street, and a market place about the middle. The Yorkshire ten proprietors are to build on one side and the London ten on the other side, and they have ordered one street to be made along the river side which is not divided with the rest, but in small lots by itself, and every one that hath any part in a propriety is to have his share in it. The town lots for every propriety will be about ten or eleven acres, which is only for a house, orchard, and gardens; and the corn and pasture grounds are to be laid off in great quantities. I am thy loving friend, John Cripps.' (Smith's History of New Jersey).
"Many such letters as the above were written by the new comers to their friends in England and Ireland, some of which were published as circulars among the people, and aided much in the settlement of the colony. In 1698, Gabriel Thomas published a History of West New Jersey, where, as he says, he 'resided about fifteen years.' It is a small book of thirty-four pages, part of which is taken up with a glossary of Indian names and translations. This curious old document was lost sight of and remained out of print for many years, until a copy was secured by Henry A Brady of New York City, who had the same faithfully lithographed and a few copies reprinted, most of which found their way into the various public libraries of the country. Gabriel excels all in his praises of the land and climate in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is only equaled by some of the papers put forth by sharp land-speculators of the present day, by which many verdant folks are sadly cheated. (Leaming and Spicer's Law).
P/280: "In 1683, and before his departure for England, Henry Stacy made a location of four hundred and ninety acres of land in Newton Twp, near the head of the middle branch of Newton Creek, and east of the Graysbury land (Revel's BK P/37). By his will, all the real estate was given to his children and by division of the same effected in 1711, the tract of land above named, became the property of Sarah (this probably is Henry's daughter), the wife of Robert Montgomery (Lib A 33). About the year 1715, Robert Montgomery built a house on this tract of land, and removed thither from Monmouth County, where he had previously resided."
From Sketches of the First Immigrant Settlers in Newton Township, Old Gloucester County and West New Jersey by John Clement of Haddonfield, NJ and Sinnickson Chew, Camden, NJ 1877: "Henry Stacy did not remain here many years. He returned with his family to England in 1683 and settled at Stepney near London, where he deceased in 1689. He had four children; namely, Samuel, who died young; Elizabeth, who married William Burge in 1705, and settled in Philadelphia; Mary, who married Jonathon Wilson and visited in London; and Sarah, who married Robert Montgomery and lived in New Jersey." (Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Henry Stacy, PP/153,342,1041, of Burlington County, NJ).
62. i Elizabeth Stacy. From Colonial Families of Philadelphia, P/1042, "Elizabeth Stacy, child of Henry Stacy. Elizabeth Stacy married William Burge, P/153. She married in 1705."
63. ii Samuel Stacy d. Died young. From Colonial Families of Philadelphia, "Samuel Stacy, P/1042, child of Henry Stacy, died young."
64. iii Mary Stacy m. Jonathon Wilson. From Colonial Families of Philadelphia, "Mary Stacy, PP/1042,1109, child of Henry Stacy."
65. iv Sarah Stacy b. 07-Jun-1675, m. 17-Dec-1702,10 Robert Montgomery. Sarah died 1705.10
47. Ann Stacye (32.Robert5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. ca 1657, Prob Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng, m. 21-Feb-1681, in Burlington MM, Trenton (Burlington), NJ,7 Daniel Leeds, b. 15-Nov-1651, Essex, County of, Eng, Baptized: 29-Nov-1651, Stansted-Montfichet (Essex), Eng,11 d. 28-Sep-1720, Springfield Twp (Burlington), NJ,11 Bur. St. Mary's Episcopal Ch (Burlington), NJ. Ann died 1682. Records show Daniel Leeds married Ann Stacye, daughter of Robert, a tanner of Burlington. William "Bill" Collins writes, "she is said to have died in childbirth on 04-Oct-1681, and to have had a daughter, Ann, b. 03-Feb-1682. I expect someone has made an improper conversion and Ann likely died 10th month, which would be December, and that her daughter was born in December, but someone advanced the date two months for conversion, when it had already been converted."
Daniel: Keasbey's Courts and Lawyers of New Jersey, Vol I P/296: "Thomas Revell and Daniel Leeds were commissioned as Associate Justices on Jun 7, 1708. Thomas Revell was one of those who came over on the Shield landing at Burlington in 1678. He was provincial clerk and recorder of Burlington and for many years, register or recorder of the West Jersey Proprietors. He was closely associated with Daniel Coxe and he and Leeds were members of Governor Cornbury's first council."
William Collins writes, "He was a Quaker, then Episcopalian after a quarrel with Friends over using Romanish dates in his published Farmer's Almanac in 1686, and wrote a published letter in 1702 denouncing them for criticism; disowned 01-Aug-1702. He left a will dated 27-Jun-1720, probated 13-Oct-1720 in Burlington County, NJ. He emigrated from England in 1678 on The Shield apparently coming from Leeds, having purchased a 1/16th share of the Province of Jersey. He settled in Shrewbury, NJ. He had been married in England, but that wife's name is unknown."
66. i Ann Stacye Leeds b. 03-Feb-1682.11 From History of Shinn Family in Europe and America, P/111: "Sarah, 3rd child of Samuel and Sarah (Scholey) Shinn, b. 6/16/1723, Springfield Twp, Burlington County, NJ, married under civil law to Philo, son of Daniel and Ann (Stacy) Leeds."
52. John Stacye (32.Robert5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. ca 1664, Prob Handsworth (Yorkshire), Eng, m. (1) 04-Feb-1687,11 Alice Jones, d. 1708, m. (2) 1721,11 Mary Haywood, b. 1704.12 John died 1727, Philadelphia (Philadelphia), PA.11 A Burlington MM record found by Dennis Stacey stated, "John Stacey ltm Alice Jones on 04-Feb-1687." Dennis says John owned land in New Jersey and in Philadelphia. The land in Philadelphia was previously owned by a John Haywood, probably some relation to Mary Haywood. From Colonial Families of Philadelphia, "John Stacy, child of Robert Stacy," P/441. Alice: Dennis Stacey says her death was recorded in one of the Burlington MM Registers. Mary: Dennis Stacey says that John Stacy and Mary Haywood announced their intention to marry at a Burlington MM House in 1721. Dennis Stacey sent Abstract of Will, N. Liberties, City of Philadelphia, Tanner, 04-Nov-1727/8 to 03-Dec-1727 E/65: wife, Mary, son-in-law, Thomas Leech; grandchildren, Stacy Moore, and children of daughter, Ann. Execs. Mary Stacy and Thomas Leech. Witt: Cha. Brockden, Jas. Fox, Bridget Justis, and Christeene Justis.
Children by Alice Jones:
67. i Ann Stacy b. ca 1688, m. (1) Unknown Moore, m. (2) Thomas Leech, b. 1685,12 d. 31-Mar-1762. From Dennis Stacey: Abstracted from P/441 of Colonial and Revolutionary Families, (Vol 1 Pennsylvania Colonial Records): "Honorable Thomas Leech, b. 1685 d. 31-Mar-1762, married first, Ann Stacy Moore, daugter of John Stacy and granddaughter of Robert Stacy, one of the first English settlers at Burlington, N.J. He married second, Mary Rivers, and has several prominent descendants."
54. Elizabeth Stacye (35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 07-Oct-1673, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 m. 18-Jun-1700, in Chesterfield (Burlington), NJ,6 Abel Janney, b. 29-Dec-1671, Mobberly (Cheshire), Eng,3 d. 1748, Bucks County, PA. Elizabeth died 1743, Bucks County, PA.3 Born at Dore House in Handsworth. LDS file stated, "Elizabeth, daughter of ye Mahlon and Rebecca Stacy, was borne ye 7th day of ye 8th month, 1673, at ye same." (This translates to 07-Oct-1673. March being their first month). From Colonial Families of Philadelphia, "Elizabeth Stacy b. 1673 married Abel Janney," PP/1226, 1550. Same source, "Elizabeth Stacy b. 1673, P/1293, Dorehouse, York, Eng." Abel: 2/DoM of 06-Jan-1709.
+ 68. i Elizabeth Janney.
55. Sarah Stacye (35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 04-Sep-1675, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,2 m. 17-Feb-1702, in Ballifield, Nottingham Twp(Burlington)NJ,10 Joseph Kirkbride, b. 29-Sep-1662, Oulton, England,1 (son of Matthew Kirkbride and Magdalene Dalston) d. 01-Jan-1737/8, Lower Makefield (Bucks), PA.1 Sarah died 29-Sep-1703, Bucks County, PA.10 Born at Dore House in Handsworth. LDS file stated, "Sarah, daughter of ye said Mahlon and Rebecca Stacy, was borne ye 4th of ye 7th month 1675 at Dore House." (Quaker date converts to 04-Sep-1675). From A Friendly Heritage Along the Delaware, "married in Mahlon Stacye Home."
Joseph: Joseph Kirkbride married three times: m/1 14-May-1688 Phoebe, daughter of Randall Blackshard (Blackshaw?). Phoebe died 1701. He m/2 17-Feb-1702 Sarah, daughter and coheiress of Mahlon Stacye of the ancient family of Stacye of Ballifield, by whom he had one son, Mahlon. Sarah died shortly after the birth of this son 29-Sep-1703. Joseph Kirkbride married the third time. (A Friendly Heritage Along the Delaware, The Taylors of Washington Crossing and some Allied Families in Bucks County, P/116 by Arthur Edwin Bye).
A Joseph Kirkbride, of the Buckingham MM, signed for Joshua Ely's excommunication from the Society of Friends in 1780. He is probably a descendant of this Joseph.
The ships, John and Sarah from London with Captain Smith, were the first ships to arrive in Pennsylvania. Among the passengers were Nathaniel Allen, John Otter, Edmund Lovett, and Joseph Kirkbride. Then the ship, Amity, with Captain Dimon, and the ship, Factor from Bristol with Captain Drew, came later.
According to the book, The Hering Clock by Mary Michele and Timothy Taylor Hering, Jr., Joseph Kirkbride arrived on the Bristol Factor on the Delaware River in Dec 1681 and was employed by William Penn to "lay out the Manor Pennsbury." He later purchased 800 acres at The Falls and served in the West New Jersey Assembly, the Pennsylvania Assembly, and as Justice of the Peace in Bucks County, PA and became a Quaker preacher.
+ 69. i Mahlon Stacy Kirkbride b. 03-Sep-1703.
59. Rebecca Stacye (35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 08-Jun-1684, Trenton, The Falls (Burlington), NJ,2 m. (1) 19-Apr-1705, in Chesterfield MM (Burlington), NJ,2 Joshua Wright, b. 16-Mar-1672, Howden, East Riding (Yorkshire), Eng, (son of Joshua Wright and Elizabeth Empson) d. 31-Mar-1741, New Hanover Twp (Burlington), NJ,5 m. (2) 08-Mar-1741/42, in Bucks County, PA,5 Thomas Potts, d. 1756.13 Rebecca died 02-Feb-1754, Burlington County, NJ.5 LDS file stated, "Rebecca, ye second daughter of ye said Mahlon and Rebecca, was borne ye 8th day of ye 4th month, 1684, at Ballifield at ye Falls." (This converts to 08-Jun-1684. March being their first month. Ye second daughter, meaning the second Rebecca, because the first Rebecca died and Mahlon named this daughter Rebecca. Married at the Chesterfield MM). Colonial Families of Philadelphia, "Rebecca Stacy married Joshua Wright in 1705," P/711.
Children by Joshua Wright:
+ 70. i Elizabeth Wright b. 08-Oct-1708.
+ 71. ii Mahlon Wright b. 17-May-1712.
72. iii Nathan Wright b. ca 1716,5 m. Elizabeth Unknown. Nathan died ca 1752, Trenton, The Falls (Burlington), NJ.
73. iv David Wright b. 1718, Burlington County, NJ,5 m. 05-May-1743, in Chesterfield MM (Burlington), NJ,5 Sarah Thorne, b. 03-Jun-17ll,5 d. 30-Jun-1811.5 David died 16-Jun-1791, New Hanover Twp (Burlington), NJ.5
74. v Rebecca Wright b. ca 1722, Burlington County, NJ,5 m. John Terry. Rebecca died 1790.5
75. vi Joshua Wright b. 07-Jan-1705/06, Chesterfield (Burlington), NJ,5 m. 03-Apr-1729, in Chesterfield MM (Burlington), NJ, Thomasina Pancoast, b. 03-Dec-1707, Burlington County, NJ. Joshua died 1751, Chesterfield (Burlington), NJ. Thomasina: There is a record of the Burlington MM that states 02-Aug-1682, Ann Snowdon ltm John Pancoast. I believe Thomasina may be his daughter.
61. Samuel Revell (44.John5, 26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1693, Treeton (Yorkshire), Eng,4 m. Unknown.
+ 76. i Samuel Revell b. 1727.
68. Elizabeth Janney (54.Elizabeth6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. Pennsylvania, m. David Wilson.
+ 77. i Elizabeth Wilson b. 09-Sep-1749.
69. Mahlon Stacy Kirkbride (55.Sarah6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 03-Sep-1703, Burlington County, NJ,10 m. 12-Sep-1724, in Falls MM (Bucks), PA,1 Mary Sotcher, b. 15-Jul-1704, Falls Twp (Bucks), PA,1 (daughter of John Sotcher and Mary Lofty/Loftus) d. 22-Sep-1778, Lower Makefield (Bucks), PA.1 Mahlon died 17-Jan-1776/7, Lower Makefield (Bucks), PA.10
Mahlon Kirkbride was born 03-Sep-1703. He died 17-Jan-1776/7. His marriage is an interesting one to Pennsylvania historians and genealogists, as he married 12-Sep-1724 to Mary, the daughter of John and Mary Lofty Sotcher of Pennsylvania. Their children were 1/Stacye b Jul 29 1725, 2/Hannah b Sep 29, 1726, 3/Mary b Feb 22 1727, who m. Bernhard Taylor, 4/Sarah b Dec 25 1729, who m. William Yardley, I, 5/Rebecca b Oct 14 1731, 6/Ruth b Jun 10 1733, 7/Letitia b Jun 23 1734, who m. Timothy Taylor, 8/Mahlon b Nov 23 1737, 9/10/Robert and Jonathan, twins, b Aug 10 1739, 11/David, and 12/Joseph b Jun 27 1745. (A Friendly Heritage Along the Delaware, The Taylors of Washington Crossing and some Allied Families in Bucks County, P/117 by Arthur Edwin Bye).
In 1756 Mahlon Kirkbride, along with other Quaker members, resigned from the Society of Friends over the church's opposition to supporting the French and Indian War. Mahlon Stacy Kirkbride wrote his will in 1774 and died sometime in 1776. 2/DoD 25-Oct-1776. (The Hering Clock, P/213 by Mary Michele and Timothy Taylor Hering, Jr. This reference has the surname of Loftus and the above reference has Lofty for the wife of Mahlon Kirkbride).
78. I Stacye Kirkbride b. 29-Jul-1725,10 m. Frances Smith. Stacye died 1789.1
79. ii Hannah Kirkbride b. 29-Sep-1726,10 d. 1728.1
80. iii Mary Kirkbride b. 22-Feb-1727,10 m. 31-Jan-1745/6, in Falls MM (Bucks), PA,1 Bernard (II) Taylor, b. 21-Feb-1723/4, Falls Twp (Bucks), PA,1 (son of Benjamin (I) Taylor and Hannah Towne) d. 28-Nov-1789, Newtown Twp (Bucks), PA.1 Mary died 1789, Newtown (Bucks), PA.1 Bernard: "Owned 353 acres in Newtown and the farm adjoining in Lower Makefield. Also 150 acres from his father. Bernard and Mary had three children. Was an elder of the Makefield Meeting," per The Hering Clock.
81. iv Sarah Kirkbride b. 25-Dec-1729,10 m. William (II) Yardley. Sarah died 21-Jan-1783.1 "A grandson of this marriage, Joseph Yardley III, married Margaretta Taylor, a granddaughter of Bernard and Mary Kirkbride Taylor," per The Hering Clock.
82. v Rebecca Kirkbride b. 14-Oct-1731,10 d. 1731.1
83. vi Ruth Kirkbride b. 10-Jun-1733,10 d. 1745.1
+ 84. vii Letitia Kirkbride b. 23-Jun-1734.
85. viii Mahlon Kirkbride b. 23-Nov-1737,10 m. Ann Richey. Mahlon died 1757.1
86. ix Robert Kirkbride b. 10-Aug-1739,10 m. Hannah Bidgood. Twin to Jonathan. A Friendly Heritage Along The Delaware has DoB of 10-Aug-1739 and The Hering Clock has 06-Oct-1739.
+ 87. x Jonathan Kirkbride b. 10-Aug-1739.
88. xi David Kirkbride b. ca 1740/44.
89. xii Joseph Kirkbride b. 27-Jun-1745.10
70. Elizabeth Wright (59.Rebecca6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 08-Oct-1708, New Hanover Twp (Burlington), NJ,5 m. 09-Nov-1728, in Haddonfield (Burlington), NJ,5 Isaac Jr. Knight, b. 06-Mar-1706-07, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 (son of Isaac Sr. Knight and Mary Carver) d. 03-Nov-1792, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA.5 Elizabeth died 27-Jan-1746/47, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA.
90. i Joshua Knight b. 13-Sep-1731, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 m. 18-Dec-1753, in Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 Sarah Tyson. Joshua died 1801, Charlotte County, New Brunswick.
91. ii Mary Knight b. 10-Jan-1732/33, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 m. Aug 1756, William Cleaver, b. 20-Mar-1734/35, Bristol Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 d. 08-Aug-1809, Upper Marion Twp (Montgomery), PA. Mary died 1821, Upper Marion Twp (Montgomery), PA.
92. iii Rebecca Knight b. 18-Jul-1736, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 m. 14-Jun-1768, in Philadelphia (Philadelphia), PA,5 William Mann. Rebecca died 1792.
93. iv Sarah Knight b. 21-Sep-1738, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 m. 12-Oct-1762, in Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 Jonathan Tyson. Sarah died bef 1810, Montgomery County, PA.
94. v Jonathan Knight b. 04-Aug-1740, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 d. 28-Sep-1769, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA.5
95. vi Isaac (III) Knight b. 10-Sep-1742, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA, d. Mar 1815, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA.5
96. iii Mahlon Knight b. 30-Jul-1744, Abington Twp (Philadelphia), PA,5 m. Rachel Bowen, b. ca 1751, Ontario, Canada, d. 1824, Kingston Frontenac (Ontario), Canada. Mahlon died 1816, Kingston Frontenac (Ontario), Canada.5
71. Mahlon Wright (59.Rebecca6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 17-May-1712, New Hanover Twp (Burlington), NJ,5 m. 01-Jun-1735, in Chesterfield (Burlington), NJ, Mary Thorne, b. ca 1718, Nottingham Twp (Burlington), NJ, d. 01-Mar-1784, Burlington County, NJ. Mahlon died 02-Feb-1786, New Hanover Twp (Burlington), NJ.5
+ 97. i Stacy Wright b. 1745.
76. Samuel Revell (61.Samuel6, 44.John5, 26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1727, Handsworth, Sheffield (Yorkshire), Eng,4 m. 7151, in Ecclesfield (Yorkshire), Eng,4 Hannah Loxley, b. Ecclesfield (Yorkshire), Eng.
+ 98. i Elizabeth Revell b. 1759.
77. Elizabeth Wilson (68.Elizabeth7, 54.Elizabeth6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 09-Sep-1749, Bucks County, PA,3 m. Amos Hough.
+ 99. i Sarah Hough b. 19-Oct-1771.
84. Letitia Kirkbride (69.Mahlon7, 55.Sarah6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 23-Jun-1734, Fairfax (Loudoun), VA,1 m. 27-Feb-1751/2, in Falls MM (Bucks), PA,1 Timothy (I) Taylor, b. 08-Aug-1729, Falls Twp (Bucks), PA,1 (son of Benjamin (I) Taylor and Hannah Towne) d. 26-Aug-1788, Newtown (Bucks), PA.1 Letitia died 29-Apr-1771, Newtown (Bucks), PA.1 Timothy: "Listed as having 208 acres on Tax Roll of Bucks County for 1779/85 and listed the Falls MM," per The Hering Clock.
100. i Joseph Taylor b. 20-Aug-1753, Newtown (Bucks), PA, m. 11-Dec-1777,1 Mercy Knowles, b. 15-Dec-1757.1 Joseph died 17-Jan-1832, Newtown (Bucks), PA. "Purchased a 90 acre farm in Lower Makefield a few years after his father's death. The farm came be known as ‘Royalt.’ He was a Quaker and member of the Makefield and Falls Meeting. Parents of nine children. He sold the land in VA that he had inherited from his grandfather and stayed in PA," per The Hering Clock.
101. ii Hannah Taylor b. 19-Feb-1755, Newtown (Bucks), PA,1 m. William Field. Hannah died 1815.1
102. iii Stacy Taylor b. 23-Feb-1757, Newtown (Bucks), PA, m. (1) Ruth Unknown, m. (2) Euphemia Unknown. Stacy died Loudoun County, VA. "He inherited land in VA from his grandfather, Mahlon Kirkbride. Had seven sons and seven daughters. One of their sons was also named Timothy," per The Hering Clock.
103. iv Mahlon Kirkbride Taylor b. 22-Oct-1759, Newtown (Bucks), PA,1 m. 03-Dec-1783, in Loudoun County, VA,1 Mary Stokes. Mahlon died 1823, Loudoun County, VA.1 "Father of eight children. Member of Goose Creek Meeting, an offshoot of the Fairfax Meeting. Built the Makefield Meeting House. Mahlon and brother, Stacy, inherited 533 acres in 1774, dividing it among themselves in 1798," per The Hering Clock.
+ 104. v Timothy Sr. Taylor b. 11-Oct-1761.
105. vi Letitia Taylor b. 25-Jan-1764, Newtown (Bucks), PA,1 d. 28-Nov-1789, Bucks County, PA.1
106. vii David Taylor b. 26-Mar-1766, Newtown (Bucks), PA. "Had eight children including one named Timothy. Inherited VA land," per The Hering Clock.
107.viii Jonathan Kirkbride Taylor b. 13-Feb-1768, Bucks County, PA, m. 15-Apr-1789,1 Mary Ann Scholfield. Jonathan died 06-Nov-1831, Short Creek, OH. "Went to Goose Creek, VA where his brothers, Mahlon and Stacy, were already living. In 1797 he, his wife, and daughter, Rebecca, went to Crooked Run in Culpepper County, VA. Rebecca later went to Ohio with her husband, David Updegraff," per The Hering Clock.
108. ix Bernard Taylor b. 03-Apr-1771, Bucks County, PA,1 m. 15-Nov-1792, in Loudoun County, VA,1 Sarah Smith, b. 1769,1 d. 1862.1 Bernard died 28-Jun-1848, Loudoun County, VA.1 "Moved to land inherited from his grandfather in Loudoun County, VA. Joined Goose Creek Meeting. Parents of eight children, including Yardley Taylor who compiled the Timothy Taylor Tree, per The Hering Clock. Sarah: "Moved from the Fairfax MM to Goose Creek MM as of 23-Feb-1793," per The Hering Clock.
87. Jonathan Kirkbride (69.Mahlon7, 55.Sarah6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 10-Aug-1739,10 m. 18-Nov-1767,1 Elizabeth Curtis. Twin to Robert. 2/DoB 06-Oct-1739. A Friendly Heritage Along the Delaware says Jonathan and Robert were twins. The Hering Clock has Jonathan and David as twins and has Jonathan, David, and Robert with same dates of birth, which I believe, is in error. Jonathan and Elizabeth had four children.
109. i Ann Kirkbride b. 1780,1 m. William Taylor, (son of Timothy (I) Taylor and Sarah Yardley).
97. Stacy Wright (71.Mahlon7, 59.Rebecca6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1745, New Hanover Twp (Burlington), NJ,3 m. 1768, in Burlington County, NJ,3 Sarah Baker, d. 1810.3 Stacy died 1810, Monmouth County, NJ.
+ 110. i John Baker Wright b. 1775.
98. Elizabeth Revell (76.Samuel7, 61.Samuel6, 44.John5, 26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1759, Ecclesfield (Yorkshire), Eng,4 m. 1779, in Rotherham (Yorkshire), Eng,4 Ephraim Auckland.
+ 111. i Frances Auckland b. 1786.
99. Sarah Hough (77.Elizabeth8, 68.Elizabeth7, 54.Elizabeth6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 19-Oct-1771, Loudoun County, VA,3 m. Hercules Dunkin.
+ 112. i Samuel Dunkin b. 25-Sep-1798.
104. Timothy Sr. Taylor (84.Letitia8, 69.Mahlon7, 55.Sarah6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 11-Oct-1761, Newtown (Bucks), PA,1 m. 14-Sep-1780, in Bucks County, PA,1 Achsah Johnson, b. ca 1765, Newtown (Bucks), PA, (daughter of William Johnson and Unknown) d. 1826, Loudoun County, VA. Timothy died 08-Jun-1838, Loudoun County, VA,1 Other: War 1812. From The Hering Clock, "Notes for Timothy Taylor, Sr.: Served in War of 1812. He is buried in Goose Creek Burying Ground. His will dated 07-Jan-1834, received in court 11-Jun-1838 lists the following: Timothy Taylor, son; Letitia Taylor, dau, married, but name not shown; William Taylor, son; Benjamin Taylor, son; Olivia Hill, gr-dau; Charles Taylor, son; Mary Roane, dau; Johnson Bartlett, gr-son; Minor Bartlett, gr-son (2ly). Ellwood B. James, witness." (Index to Loudoun County Wills 1757-1850" by Hutchinson). "Notes for Achsah Johnson: Name is also listed as Achsa and Archas. Date of birth also listed as 1759."
+ 113. I Timothy Jr. Taylor b. 15-May-1794.
114. ii Eliza Rachel Taylor m. Bernard Fenelon Taylor.
115. iii William Taylor.
116. iv Benjamin Taylor.
117. v Charles Taylor.
118. vi Letitia Taylor m. William Price.
119. vii Mary Taylor m. Unknown Roane.
110. John Baker Wright (97.Stacy8, 71.Mahlon7, 59.Rebecca6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1775, Burlington County, NJ,3 m. 1814, in Monmouth County, NJ, Rebecca Gregory, b. 1786, Monmouth County, NJ,3 d. 1854, New Egypt, NJ. John died 1832, New Egypt, NJ.
+ 120. i Thomas Gregory Wright b. 1818.
111. Frances Auckland (98.Elizabeth8, 76.Samuel7, 61.Samuel6, 44.John5, 26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1786, Rotherham (Yorkshire), Eng,4 m. 1808, in Whiston (Yorkshire), Eng, Joseph Simonite, b. Whiston (Yorkshire), Eng.
+ 121. i Martha Simonite b. 1815.
112. Samuel Dunkin (99.Sarah9, 77.Elizabeth8, 68.Elizabeth7, 54.Elizabeth6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 25-Sep-1798, Washington County, PA,3 m. Susannah Young.
+ 122. i John Young Dunkin b. 1828.
113. Timothy Jr. Taylor (104.Timothy9, 84.Letitia8, 69.Mahlon7, 55.Sarah6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 15-May-1794, Loudoun County, VA,1 Occupation: Farmer, m. 13-Mar-1817,1 Harriet B. Osborne, b. 10-Feb-1802, Loudoun County, VA,1 (daughter of Abner Osborne and Patience Sinclair) d. 01-May-1882, Loudoun County, VA,1 Bur. Ketoctin Free Baptist, Short Hill, VA. Timothy died 17-Jul-1869, Loudoun County, VA,1 Bur. Ketoctin Free Baptist, Short Hill, VA. From The Hering Clock, "Notes for Timothy Taylor, Jr.: Date of birth also listed as 1798. Death Certificate lists his occupation as Farmer, died of Dropsy of the Heart. Buried at Ketoctin Free Baptist, Short Hill, VA. The 1860 census indicates there was a woman named Mary Jane Nichols, age 27, who was also living with the family. Will dated Aug 11, 1865 and codicil dated May 24, 1869. Personal property inventory of estate valued at $663 in Sep 1869. Gravemarker is engraved with a willow tree. There is a Chancery suit in Loudoun County of Timothy Taylor vs. Sarah White et al Case #M6589 completed 1822 that may be this Timothy Taylor or his father."
123. i James Heaton Taylor b. 17-Mar-1818, Virginia.1
124. ii Mortimer Taylor b. 18-Apr-1820, Loudoun County, VA.1
125. iii Johnson Taylor b. ca 1825, Virginia,1 m. Mary/Nellie Prob Hampton, b. ca 1827, Virginia. Johnson Bur. Ketoctin Free Baptist, Short Hill, VA. From The Hering Clock, "Notes for Johnson Taylor: He is listed as the son of Timothy Taylor on the Death Certificate of Timothy Taylor, Jr. In the 1860 census, Johnson Taylor's address is next to that of Timothy Taylor. The census also indicates Sarah Hampton, age 60, and Anna Hampton, age 27, and a 10 year old boy named Thomas Farley, a mulatto, lived with Johnson and Mary Taylor. Sarah Hampton is probably the mother of Mary and Anna. Buried at the Ketoctin Free Baptist, Short Hill, VA."
126. iv Charles Taylor b. 05-Sep-1828, Mt. Gilead (Loudoun), VA,1 Occupation: Farmer, m. 06-May-1851,1 Sally W. Craven, b. ca 1829. From The Hering Clock, "Notes for Charles Taylor: In the 1860 census, Charles is listed as living next to his father, Timothy Taylor, and is also a farmer. The census also indicates a man named Edwin Below, age 23, who was a miller, lived with the family, along with a woman named Mary Bartlet, age 22. Appointed overseer of poor in 1858."
127. v Virginia Taylor b. ca 1831.1
128. vi Hannah Taylor b. ca 1833,1 m. 21-Apr-1857, in Loudoun County, VA,1 Guilford G. Gregg. From The Hering Clock, "Notes for Hannah Taylor: AKA Lydia H. Taylor in the Loudoun County Marriages to 1881."
129. vii Eliza Taylor b. ca 1837.1
+ 130. viii Albert L. Taylor b. 26-Dec-1840.
131. ix Dorcas Taylor b. ca 1846.1
120. Thomas Gregory Wright (110.John9, 97.Stacy8, 71.Mahlon7, 59.Rebecca6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1818, Ocean County, NJ,3 m. 1839, in Monmouth County, NJ, Mary T. Butterfield, b. 1820, Burlington County, NJ,3 d. 1860, New Hanover Twp (Burlington), NJ. Thomas died 1880, Jerseyville (Jersey), IL.
+ 132. i John Butterfield Wright b. 1852.
121. Martha Simonite (111.Frances9, 98.Elizabeth8, 76.Samuel7, 61.Samuel6, 44.John5, 26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1815, Whiston (Yorkshire), Eng,4 m. 1838, in Whiston (Yorkshire), Eng, William Hogton, b. Duffield (Derbyshire), Eng. Martha died 1878.
+ 133. i Mary Hogton b. 1839.
122. John Young Dunkin (112.Samuel10, 99.Sarah9, 77.Elizabeth8, 68.Elizabeth7, 54.Elizabeth6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1828, Adams County, OH,3 m. Durinda Minerva Harris.
+ 134. i James Anderson Dunkin b. 20-Jul-1854.
130. Albert L. Taylor (113.Timothy10, 104.Timothy9, 84.Letitia8, 69.Mahlon7, 55.Sarah6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 26-Dec-1840, Loudoun County, VA,1 m. 01-Nov-1866, in Loudoun County, VA,1 Mary Katherine Slack, b. 12-Oct-1841, Mt. Gilead (Loudoun), VA,1 (daughter of John Slack and Juliet Lickey) d. 22-Aug-1901, Harrisonburg, VA,1 Bur. Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA. Albert died 16-Jan-1914, Harrisonburg, VA,1 Bur. Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA. Mary: Cause of Death: Gastritis. AKA Mary Catherine Slack. 2/3 DoB 1840/42.
135. I Rose Taylor b. 29-May-1867,1 d. 27-Dec-1945.1
136. ii Julia Taylor b. 10-Feb-1869,1 m. ca 1893,1 Perry Franklin Spitzer, b. 19-Oct-1860, Edom, VA,1 d. 02-Oct-1954, Harrisonburg, VA.1 Julia died 30-Aug-1905.1 Perry: Chairman of the Harrisonburg School Board, member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Rockingham Historical Society, a democrat, and store owner.
137. iii Margaret V. Taylor b. 18-Feb-1872,1 m. Wilbur Myers. Margaret died 10-May-1904.1
+ 138. iv Harriet Alice Taylor b. 14-Feb-1880.
132. John Butterfield Wright (120.Thomas10, 110.John9, 97.Stacy8, 71.Mahlon7, 59.Rebecca6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1852, Bordentown (Burlington), NJ,3 m. 1874, in Jacobstown (Unknown), NJ, Laura Ann Lamb, b. 1857, Cookstown (Burlington), NJ,3 d. 1922, Haledon (Passaic), NJ. John died 1916, Asbury Park (Monmouth), NJ.
+ 139. i Emily Birs Wright b. 1876.
133. Mary Hogton (121.Martha10, 111.Frances9, 98.Elizabeth8, 76.Samuel7, 61.Samuel6, 44.John5, 26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1839, Whiston (Yorkshire), Eng,4 m. 1857, in Whiston (Yorkshire), Eng, John Marshall, b. 1836, Silkstone (Yorkshire), Eng,4 d. 1892.
+ 140. i Martha Marshall b. 1863.
134. James Anderson Dunkin (122.John11, 112.Samuel10, 99.Sarah9, 77.Elizabeth8, 68.Elizabeth7, 54.Elizabeth6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 20-Jul-1854, Moultrie County, IL,3 m. Eliza Lucinda Melpha Carter.
141. i Elsa Musetta Dunkin b. 25-Jun-1875, Sullivan (Moultrie) IL.
138. Harriet Alice Taylor (130.Albert11, 113.Timothy10, 104.Timothy9, 84.Letitia8, 69.Mahlon7, 55.Sarah6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 14-Feb-1880, Purcellville (Loudoun), VA,1 m. 25-Nov-1903, in Harrisonburg, VA,1 Charles Carroll Sr. Hering, b. 06-Mar-1865, Waynesboro (Franklin), PA,1 Baptized: 23-Jun-1867,1 (son of Edwin Augustus Hering and Frances Marion Hamilton) d. 13-Mar-1925, Harrisonburg, VA,1 Bur. Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA. Harriet died 09-Dec-1947, Harrisonburg, VA,1 Bur. Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA. Charles: Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage.
142. i Son Hering b. 13-Sep-1904, Harrisonburg, VA,1 d. 13-Sep-1904, Harrisonburg, VA.1
143. ii Robert Taylor (I) Hering b. 22-Dec-1905, Harrisonburg, VA,1 m. 12-Sep-1933, in Alexandria, VA,1 Ethel Louisa Shoemaker, b. 05-Oct-1908, Spring Creek, VA, d. 01-Jun-2002, Harrisonburg, VA, Bur. Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA. Robert died 31-Jul-1944, Near Normandy, France.1 Ethel: Middle name also listed as Louise.
144. iii Katherine Marian Hering b. 13-May-1908, Harrisonburg, VA,1 d. 16-Dec-1908, Harrisonburg, VA.1
+ 145. iv Timothy Taylor Sr. Hering b. 21-Apr-1910.
146. v Charles Carroll Jr. Hering b. 21-Apr-1913, Harrisonburg, VA, m. 31-May-1940,1 Ruth Permelia Elder, b. 17-Jan-1914, Springvale, GA,1 d. 15-Apr-1988, Delray Beach, FL,1 Bur. Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA. Charles died 05-Jun-2000, Boynton Beach, FL, Bur. Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA.
147. vi Edwin Osborne Hering b. 14-May-1919, Harrisonburg, VA,1 m. 19-Feb-1942, in Frederick County, MD,1 Mary "Molly" Olive Swisher, b. 22-Jun-1921, Gary, IN,1 d. 26-Dec-1998, Frederick County, MD.1 Edwin died 05-Apr-1997, Brunswick, MD.1
139. Emily Birs Wright (132.John11, 120.Thomas10, 110.John9, 97.Stacy8, 71.Mahlon7, 59.Rebecca6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1876, Cookstown (Burlington), NJ,3 m. 1898, in Paterson (Passaic), NJ, Samuel Rogers, b. 1872, Paterson (Passaic), NJ,3 d. 1925, Haledon (Passaic), NJ. Emily died 1959, Haledon (Passaic), NJ.
148. i Emily Wright Rogers b. 1912, Haledon (Passaic), NJ,3 d. 1994, Hyannis (Barnstable), MA.
140. Martha Marshall (133.Mary11, 121.Martha10, 111.Frances9, 98.Elizabeth8, 76.Samuel7, 61.Samuel6, 44.John5, 26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1863,4 m. 1883, in Rotherham (Yorkshire), Eng, James Goucher, b. 1861,4 d. 1940. Martha died 1904.
+ 149. i Gertrude Marshall Goucher.
145. Timothy Taylor Sr. Hering (138.Harriet12, 130.Albert11, 113.Timothy10, 104.Timothy9, 84.Letitia8, 69.Mahlon7, 55.Sarah6, 35.Mahlon5, 13.John4, 7.Thomas3, 3.John2, 1.Unknown1) b. 21-Apr-1910, Harrisonburg, VA,1 Occupation: Photographer, m. 22-Jun-1935,1 Christine "Dickie" Sarah Long, b. 20-Jun-1903, Elkton, VA,1 (daughter of Marvin Herbert Long and Fannie Susan Powell) Occupation: Schoolteacher, d. 22-Dec-1991, Hobe Sound, FL,1 Bur. Elk Run Cemetery, Elkton, VA. Timothy died 30-Jan-1966, Lexington (City of Lexington), VA,1 Bur. Elk Run Cemetery, Elkton, VA. Cause of Death: Heart Attack.
150. i Timothy Taylor Jr. Hering b. 21-May-1936, Lexington (City of Lexington), VA,1 Occupation: Aeronautical Engineer, m. (1) 1964,1 divorced 1978, Elizabeth Palmer Stover, m. (2) 10-Jan-1981, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL,1 Mary Michele Birchfield Nielsen, b. 13-Mar-1944, Ysleta, El Paso (El Paso), TX,1 (daughter of William Frank Jr. Birchfield and Rose Eleanor Miller). BA degree from University of Virginia in 1959. Employed by Pratt and Whitney in West Palm Beach, Florida and is now retired. Received the Hering clock in 1968 from his mother and in 2003, Timothy and Michele published The Hering Clock, a story about a clock that has been in this family for 200 years. They were kind enough to send me a copy of their book and it is quite a legacy for members of this family. Live in Jupiter, Florida and Tim is the 11th owner of the clock. Elizabeth: of Waynesboro, VA. Mary: Michele's mother married Ralph E. Nielsen in 1953, who later adopted Michele. Had two children by a previous marriage; Cathleen Michele (Dallas) England b 1961 and her brother, David Edward England, b 1969. Received her Associates degree from the Palm Beach Community College and her BS degree from Barry University.
149. Gertrude Marshall Goucher (140.Martha12, 133.Mary11, 121.Martha10, 111.Frances9, 98.Elizabeth8, 76.Samuel7, 61.Samuel6, 44.John5, 26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) m. 1906, in Rotherham (Yorkshire), Eng, Frederick Charles Wadsworth, b. Wickersley (Yorkshire), Eng.
+ 151. i Frank Wadsworth b. 1914.
151. Frank Wadsworth (149.Gertrude13, 140.Martha12, 133.Mary11, 121.Martha10, 111.Frances9, 98.Elizabeth8, 76.Samuel7, 61.Samuel6, 44.John5, 26.Alice4, 10.Robert3, 4.Malin2, 1.Unknown1) b. 1914, Whiston (Yorkshire), Eng,4 m. 1936, in Rotherham (Yorkshire), Eng, Nora Smith, b. 1915, Knottingley (Yorkshire), Eng,4 d. 1991. Living in 2002. Whiston is a village near Rotherham.
152. i Shirley Wadsworth b. 1938, Rotherham (Yorkshire), Eng, m. (1) 1961,3 Gergely Varga, b. Hungary, m. (2) 1990, in London (Ontario), Canada,3 Frederick Emile Parent. Shirley was born in Rotherham, England and lives in Canada. Jack Mathieson from England writes, "when our Uncle Willy Dunkley retired and sold his grocer's shop in Rotherham, the new owners were Gergely and Shirley Varga.” Shirley had three children by her first marriage; Julia Dawn b. 1961, Philip Sandor b. 1964, and Elizabeth Nora b. 1969.
 "The Hering Clock" by Mary Michele and Timothy Taylor Hering, Jr.
 LDS #0517065 (Gilbert Cope's Collection).
 Jack Mathieson, England, Descd. of Maria Garland and John Fulwood.
 Shirley Wadsworth Parent, Descd. of Robert and Alice Stacye.
 Traci Church, Descd. of Mahlon Stacye/Stacy line.
 Richard Williams, England, Descd. of Mahlon Stacye/Stacy.
 Burlington MM Quaker Record found by Dennis Stacey.
 Handsworth Parish, St. Mary's Church, (Yorkshire), England.
 "The Colonial Period" by Edward Robert Walker, LL.D, Chancellor of NJ.
"Colonial Families of U.S." (Vol V P/524) by Mackenzie.
 "A Friendly Heritage Along the Delaware" by Arthur Edwin Bye.
 William A. Collins, Descd. of Daniel Leeds and Ann Stacye/Stacy.
 Dennis Stacey, Son of Thomas E. Stacey and Cora P. Davis.
 "My Stacy Family Ancestral Line" by Jack Mounts.