Issue of Samuel and Jane (Lathrop) Fuller:
Hannah Fuller, m., Jan. i, 1659, Nicholas Bonham;
Samuel Fuller, bapt. Feb. 11, 1638;
Sarah Fuller, b. Aug. i, 1641; d. young;
Mary Fuller, b. June, 1644, at Barnstable: m., Nov. 18, 1674, Joseph Williams;
Thomas Fuller, b. at Barnstable, May 18, 1651 ;
Sarah Fuller, b. Dec. 14, 1654:
John Fuller, b., circa., 1656: m. Mehitabel Rowley; of whom presently:
An infant, b. Feb. 8, 1658, at Barnstable; d. unnamed.
John Fuller, youngest son of Samuel and Jane (Lathrop) Fuller, born at
Barnstable about 1656, married, about 1682 (at least prior to 1684), Mehitable,
before mentioned, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth (Fuller) Rowley, grand-
daughter of his uncle. Matthew Fuller. His wife united with Barnstable Church.
September 30. 1688. and October 31, 1688. their three children were baptized at
that church. Prior to 16Q7 the family removed to East Haddam, Connecticut,
where John Fuller died in 1726. and his widow in 1732.
Issue of John and Mchitabk (Roidcy) Fuller:
Samuel Fuller, bapt. at Barnstable, Oct. 31, 1688, probably about four years old:
Thomas Fuller, bapt. at Barnstable, Mass., Oct. 31, 1688; of whom presently;
Shubael Fuller, bapt. at Barnstable, Mass., Oct. 31. 1688;
Thankful Fuller, bapt. at Barnstable, May 10, 1689: m., July 9. 1707, Jabez Cuppin ;
Edward Fuller, bapt. at Barnstable ;
John Fuller, b. at East Haddam, Conn., Nov. 10, 1697;
Joseph Fuller, b. at East Haddam, March i, 1700 (N. S.J, was one of the original
proprietors of the town of Kent, Conn.; had six sons, whose descendants have long
Benjamin Fuller, b. at East Haddam, Oct. 20, 1701;
Mehitable Fuller, b. at East Haddam, April 10, 1706.
TiiOM.\s Fuller, second son of John and Mehitable ( Rowley ) l'\iller, was born
at Barnstable, about the year 1685, and was baptized at Barnstable Church, Octo-
ber 31, 1688. with an older and younger brother, a month after his mother had
united with that church. He married Elizabeth, but the date and the maiden name
of his wife are unknown. He removed with his parents to East Haddam, Con-
necticut, when a child, and lived there all his life, but the date of his death has not
Issue of Thomas and lilhabeth Fuller:
Ebenezcr Fuller, b. Oct. 27, 1715;
Thomas Fuller, b. April 5, 1717: f>f whom presently:
Nathan Fuller, b. April 20, 1719;
Hannah Fuller, b. March 21, 1720;
Jabez Fuller, b. Feb. 19, 1722;
Jonathan Fuller, b. Jan. 12, 1725.
Thom.ss Fuller, second son of Thomas and Elizabeth Fuller, was born in East
Haddam, Coimecticut, April 5. 1717; married there, September to. 1734, Martha
Rowley, and they had issue :
Jeheil Fuller, b. 173?:
Sybil Fuller, b. July, 1737; d. inf.;
Daniel Fuller, b. April 26, 1739; graduated at Yale College, in 1762; studied theology,
and became a minister of the Gospel; d., unm., soon after his ordination, while preach-
ing in New York, as a candidate for settlement there ;
Oliver Fuller, M. D., b. Sept. .30. 1742: of whom presently;
Sybil Fuller, b. June 29, i744;
Martha Fuller, b. July, 1746;
Anna G. Fuller, b. Feb. 6, 1749-
Oliver Fuller, son of Thotnas and Martha (Rowley) Fuller, born in East-
Haddam, Connecticut, September 30. 1742, entered Yale College, and graduated in
the same class with his elder brother. Rev. Daniel Fuller, 1762. He studied medi-
cine, and on receiving his degree settled in Kent, Connecticut, where he was for a
long period a physician of high standing. During the Revolutionary War he
served for a time as Surgeon, holding commission as Captain. He died in Kent,
Connecticut, March 9, 1817. Dr. Oliver Fuller married (first), March 3, 1767,
Alice, daughter of Col. John Ranson, of Kent, who died October i, 1776, aged
twentv-nine years. He married (second), October 12, 1777. Lois Gillctt. of Kent,
Issue of Dr. Oliver and Alice (Ranson) Fuller:
Revilo Fuller, b. Jan. 26, 1768;
Daniel Fuller, b. Aug. 20, 1769;
Thom.as Fuller. M. D., b. July 11, 1773; of whom presently.
Issue of Dr. Oliver and Lois (Gillett) Fuller:
Alice Fuller, b. Jan. 15, 1780;
Rhoda Fuller, b. May 8, 1782.
Thomas Fuller, youngest son of Dr. Oliver Fuller, by his first wife, Alice Ran-
son. was born in Kent. Connecticut. July 11. 1773. He studied medicine and locat-
ed in New York, later removing to Hartford, Connecticut, where he practiced his
profession with growing repute until his early death in 1801. He married, May 11,
1795, Nancy, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Gilbert) Lee, of Bristol, Con-
necticut, and they had issue :
Rhoda Ann Fuller, b. Sept. 22, 1796: d., Phila., March 30, 1876; m., Aug., 1815, Samuel
Thomas Franklin Fuller, b. .'\pril 29. 1798; d. Feb. 2, 1848; m. Lucy Winston.
After the death of Dr. Thomas Fuller, in Hartford, Connecticut, 1801, her
father brought the young widow and her two children to his home in Bristol, Con-
necticut, where she resided until her second marriage to Bryan Hooker. She died
in 1863. in her ninety-first year.
Horatio Nelson and Ellen Douglas (Mitchell) Burroughs had issue:
Mary Elena Burroughs, b. April 11, 1844; m., Feb. n, 1868, Effingham Perot, of Phila.:
Annie Burroughs, b. Dec. 12, 1846; m., April 15, 1875, Josiah Maurice Bacon;
Joseph Howell Burroughs, b. May 16, 1851; m. Edith Lewis; of whom presently;
Ellen Douglas Burroughs, b. Jan. 23, 1853; m., Nov. 5, 1879, Effingham Buckley Morris;
Rhoda Fuller Morris, b. Nov. 5, 1880;
Eleanor Burroughs Morris, b. Oct. 6, 1881 ;
Caroline Mitchell Morris, b. Jan. 24, 1886;
Effingham Buckley Morris, Jr., b. Aug. 26, 1890
Horatio Nelson Burroughs by his second wife, Caroline Mitchell had issue:
Henry Augustus, b. March 10, 1856; d. March i, 1882; m.. Dec. 5, 1878, Emilie Bailey;
and had issue :
Horatio Nelson Burroughs, Jr., b. Dec. 17, 1879.
Joseph Howell Burroughs, only son of Horatio Nelson Burroughs, of Phila-
delphia, by his first wife, Ellen Douglas Mitchell, born in Philadelphia, May 16,
1851, was educated at the Episcopal Academy and the University of Pennsylvania.
On graduating from the college department of the imiversity in 1872, he entered
himself a student at law, and taking a course in the law department of
the university, was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar, June 27, 1874, and has since
practiced in the several courts of that city and county. He is a member of the
Union League, Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Franklin Institute. Photo-
graphic Society of Philadelphia. Law Association of Philadelphia. Pennsylvania
Society, Sons of the Revolution, Philadelphia Cricket Club, and of other social
organizations and clubs of that city.
Joseph Howell Burroughs married, May 19, 1881, Edith, daughter of John A.
and Katharine (Hynson) Lewis, of Philadelphia; issue:
Joseph Howell Burroughs, Jr., b. April 12, 1882;
Ellen Douglas Burroughs, b. July 26, 1888.
John Auam Stoll, born in Germany, 1749, emigrated to America at the age of
twenty-three years, arriving in Philadelphia in the ship, "Morning Star," George
Dempster, master, with forty-three other Germans or Palatines, seeking homes in
Penn's colony, December 24, 1772. Taking the oath of allegiance to the British
Crown, required by act of Pennsylvania Assembly, he founded employment in
On June 27, 1776, the Continental Congress, by resolution, directed that a regi-
ment of Germans be organized for service in the patriot cause, by raising four
companies in Pennsylvania and four in Maryland, to compose the "German Bat-
tallion," to serve three years unless sooner discharged. Five companies were
raised in Pennsylvania, and Nicholas Hausseger, Major of the Four Battalion.
Pennsylvania Troops, under Gen. Anthony Wayne, was commissioned Colonel of
the Battalion. On the rolls of the German Battalion appears the name of Adam
Stoll, of Philadelphia. The battalion was in service at Trenton and Princeton, and
in May, 1777, was in Deborre's brigade, under Gen. Sullivan. It took part in Sulli-
van's expedition against the Indians, and in the spring of 1780 was stationed on
the frontier of Northumberland county, and was mustered out by resolution of
Congress, January i. 1781.
On the disbandment of his regiment in 1781, John Adam Stoll returned to Phila-
delphia, and married Maria Elizabeth, maiden name unknown, and continued to re-
side in Philadelphia until his death. May 6, 1821.
Ad.\m Stull (as the name came now to be spelled), son of John Adam and
Maria Elizabeth Stoll, was born in Philadelphia. April 5, 1791, and spent his whole
life in that city. He served as a private in the "Benevolent Blues." under com-
mand of Capt. Henry Read, in the brigade of Brig. Gen. Thomas Snyder, com-
manding Fourth Military District. War of 1812-15. Adam Stull married, July 14,
1814, Elizabeth, born December 25, 1794, died February 26, 1875, daughter of
Samuel and Elizabeth (Schmick) Neidlinger. and granddaughter of Lewis
Schmick, by his wife, Rachel Levering.
WiG.\RD Leveri.vg. founder of the Levering family in Philadelphia, was bom in
the town of Gemen, district of Munster, principality of Westphalia. Germany,
1648. He was a son of Rosier Levering, and his wife, Elizabeth Van de Walle,
and is supposed to have been a descendant of John de Levering, of the manor of
Westbach-Burton, England, in the eighth year of Edward II. (1316). Weigard
or Weichart Levering married, in March. 1674. Magdalena. born in Leyden.
daughter of William and Sidonia ( Buaviers ) Boker. of the city of Leyden. They
continued to reside in Gemen, Westphalia, until about 1677, when they removed
in Miihlheim-on-the-Rhoer. from whence with their children and Gerhard Levering,
a brother of Wigard. they emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1685. On March 20,
1685, Wigard Levering entered into a contract with the Frankfort Company, the
first German purchasers of land in Pennsylvania, to transport himself, his brother,
Gerhard, and their families to Pennsylvania. The original of this contract is now
in possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. This contract states that
he was thirty-seven years of age; his wife thirty-six, and their four surviving
children were named as follows : Anna Catharine, aged nine years : William, aged
five years ; Amelia, aged two and a half years ; Sybilla, aged one-half )ear.
The Leverings settled in Germantown and remained there until 1691, in which
year both Wigard and Gerhard were naturalized and acquired land ; Wigard 500
acres and Gerhard 100 acres, lying between the Wissahickon and Schuylkill, and
comprising the greater part of what became the town of Roxborough, now a part
of the city of Philadelphia, known for some years as Leverington, the name still
retained by the cemetery many years later incorporated under the laws of Penn-
sylvania, which was orginally the family burying-ground. A portion of this land
was owned and occupied by his lineal descendants of the name for six generations.
Many of the descendants of Wigard and Magdalena ( P.okcr ) Levering have fill-
ed prominent places in the civil, military, business and professional life of Penn-
sylvania. Several histories of the family have been published, the most complete-
being that of Dr. John Levering.
Wigard Levering died in Roxborough, Philadelphia, February 2, 1744-45, aged
ninety-seven years. A notice of his death in the Pennsylvania Gazette of February
12, 1744-45, erroneously gives his age as 109 years.
Of Wigard and Magdalena (Boker) Levering's twelve children, but seven lived
beyond childhood, five daughters and two sons.
Anna Catharine, second and eldest surviving child, b. at Miihlheim-on-the-Rhoer. March,
1676: m., April 26, 1692, Heinrich Frey, from Altheim, Alsace, one of the first two
Germans to emigrate to Pa., arriving in the Delaware river 1680; they have left numer-
WiLLi.'^M Levering, of whom presently;
Amelia Anna Sophia, b. July, 1682, at Miihlheim; m., Ro.xborough, Phila., Benjamin
Morgan, who d. Aug., 1766; she d. at Roxborough, Feb. 5, 1771 ; leaving issue;
.\nna Sybilla, b. at Miihlheim, Sept., 1684; d. Aug. 17, 1764: m. George Miller, of Chest-
nut Hill, Phila., who d. 1719; they had issue;
Sidonia, b., Roxborough, or Germantown, April 23, 1691 ; m. Peter In de Hoffen (De
Haven), and settled on the Skippack;
Jacob Levering, b. Jan. 21, 1693, Roxborough; d. there, 1753; m., 1716, Alice Tunis, or
Tennis, and, Feb. 20. 1716-17, his father conveyed to him eighty-five acres of the Rox-
borough property, on which he and his descendants resided for many years; he was
the grandfather of Col. John Levering;
Magdalena, youngest child, b. June 4, i6g6, the second of the name; m. William Tunis,'
or Tennis; two of his sons later resided in Towamencin twp., Philadelphia (now
Wii.Li.vM LicvF.RiNc;. born at Miihlheim-on-the-Rhoer, May 4, it>7g, came to
Pennsylvania with his parents in 1685. He resided in the old mansion near the
Ridge road, on a tract of land conveyed to him by his father, November 20, 1717,
leasing it to his son, Benjamin, February 7, 1745-46. and devised it to him at his
death in August or September, 1745-46. He married Catharine , and had
Issue of William and Catharine Levering:
William, b. Aug., 1705; m.. May 4, 1732, Hannah (Harding) Clemens, a widow, and was
many years proprietor of the Leverington Tavern, Roxborough; he d. May 30, 1774:
Amelia Levering, b. 1708; d. Feb. 7. 1762; m., March 22, 1732, .\braham Shoemaker, of
Bristol twp., Philadelphia co.; see Shoemaker Family;
Elizabeth Levering, b. 1712; m. John Cleaver, and had is.siie;
Magdalena Levering, b. 1715; m. Matthias Maris;
Benjamin Levering, b. 1723; m. Elizabeth Jones; of whom presently.
Benjamin Levering, son of William and Catharine Levering, was for some
years in business ; resided on the south side of the Ridge road, now Ridge avenue,
on the homestead of 150 acres, leased to him by his father, February 7, 1745, and
died there, March 17, 1763. He married at Christ Church, Philadelphia, August
22, 1745, Elizabeth Jones, and had issue:
Levi Levering, b. 1746; d. 1749;
Rachel, b. April, 1749; d. February 9, 1829; m., 1768, Louis Schmick; of whom presently:
Katharine, b. 1750: d. Oct. 14, 1814; m. John Sands, of Bucks co.;
Elizabeth, b. 1751 ; d. Oct. 14, 1768:
Benjamin, b. 1753; d. 1846; m. Abigail, dau. of Anthony and Agnes (Tunis) Levering,
b. 1767, d. 1824: he built a large stone house, in what is now Manayunk; resided there.
Louis Schmick, who married Rachel Levering, in 1768; was a farmer and
wheelwright. He built a large house on the south side of Ridge road, adjoining
the Levering property in Roxborough, where he lived until his death, October 9,
1821, aged eighty years. His wife died February 9, 1829, and both are buried in
the Leverington Cemetery. They had issue :
Elizabeth Schmick, b. 1769; m. (first) at St. Michael and Zion Lutheran Church, Phila.,
May 5, 1789, Samuel Neidlinger, of whom presently, (second), 1803, John Naylor, of
Richmond, Va., who d. in 1806, (third), 1811, Jesse Castner, of Montgomery co.. Pa.,
who d. April 26. 1828; she d. Nov. 8, 1848;
Catharine Schmick, b. 1772; d., unm., Oct. 30, 1849;
Caspar Schmick, b. 1774; d. Sept. 11, 1821 ; m. Elizabeth Lloyd;
Benjamin Schmick, b. 1775; d. Oct. 5, 1857; m. Elizabeth Levering, dau. of Benjamin
George Washington Schmick, b. Oct. 8, 1778; built the first flour mill in Manayunk, and
operated it for a number of years, in partnership with Samuel Gorgas, under the firm
name of Schmick & Gorgas; was a representative in the Pennsylvania Assembly for
some years; lived in the old mansion, on the Ridge road; d., unm., Oct. 9, 1857.
Samuel Neidlinger, who married Elizabeth Schmick, at St. Michael's Church,
Philadelphia, May 5, 1789, was probably a son of Benedict Neidlinger, who came
Samuel Neidlinger, who married Elizabeth Schmick, at St. Michael's Church, Phil-
adelphia, May 5, 1789, was probably a son of Benedict Neidlinger, who came from
Germany, arriving in Philadelphia in the ship "Louisa," October 3, 1753, aged twen-
ty-four years. Samuel Neidlinger, then at the age of sixteen years, was enrolled,
February 3, 1777, as a drummer boy of the Sixth Company, Capt. A. G. Claypoole,
Eleventh Pennsylvania Regiment, Continental Line, and later served as a private
in the ranks during the Revolutionary War. He subsequently removed to Rich-
mond, Virginia, and died there in 1802, aged forty-one years. His widow, as
stated above, was twice married thereafter and died in Philadelphia, November
Issue of Samuel and Elizabeth (Schmick) Neidlinger:
Elizabeth Neidlinger, b. Dec. 25, 1794; d. Feb. 26, 1875; m., July 14. 1814. Adam Stull,
Samuel Neidlinger, Jr., of Montgomery co., Pa., m. (first) Hannah Dight, (second)
Mary Ann Beaty;
Susan Neidlinger, b. 1798; m. (first) John Cooper, (second) William Gilbert.
John Neidlinger, b. i8oo: d. June 8, 1874: m. Mary Shepard.
Adam Stull (2) died in Philadelphia, July 22, 1861, in his seventy-first year.
Issue of Adam and Elisabeth (Neidlingcr) Stull:
George Washington Stull, b. Nov. 15, 1815; d. Oct. 26, 1894; m. Rebecca Delaney; of
Susan Stull, b. Oct. 10, 1817; d. Nov. 22, 1843; m- Edwin K. Gatchel, of Phila.:
Elizabeth Stull, b. Dec. 28, 1819; d.,unm., in Phila.;
Mary Ann Stull, b. Dec. 28. 1821: m. Jacob Updycke;
Sarah Stull, b. Jan. 20, 1824; d. Feb. 25, 1894; m. Samuel Knox, of Phila.;
Caroline Stull, b. Jan. 28, 1826; m. John Collins, of Berlin, N. J.;
John A. C. Stull, b. April 17, 1828; m. Catharine Wyand, and lived in Phila.;
Catharine Stull, b. Aug. 24, 1830; d. Sept. 24, 1850; m. Jesse Jones, of Phila., who d.
Nov. ID, 1857;
Daniel Stull, b. Dec. 8, 1831 ; d. Feb. 12, 1863, at Old Point Comfort, Va., of pneumonia,
contracted while serving in the Union Army; m. Amanda Emmons, but left no issue;
Christiana Stull, b. Feb. 17. 1834; m. Charles C. King, of Newark. Del.;
Amanda Stull, b. June 5, 1838; m. Robert Wilson, of Phila.
George W.-\shington Stull, eldest son of Adam and Elizabeth (Neidlinger)
Stull, born in the city of Philadelphia, November 15, 181 5, was educated in the
public schools of that city, and learned the trade of a printer, but his health becom-
ing impaired by the confinement of that occupation, he abandoned it, and after en-
gaging in business in the city for a few years, became connected with the gas de-
partment of the city. In politics he was a Whig, and later a Republican, and took
an active interest in mimicipal affairs. On the consolidation of the outlying dis-
tricts of Philadelphia county into the city, he was elected a member of the School
Board, and becoming a member of the Board of Control, retained that position
until his death, October 26, 1894.
George W. Stull married, February 27, 1840, Rebecca, daughter of Jacob De-
laney, a veteran of the War of 1812-14, of the Fourth Company (Frankford Ar-
tillerists), First Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, attached to "Advanced Light
Brigade," under Brig. Gen. Thomas Cadwalader, and on her mother's side a de-
scendant of the Toy family, who were among the early settlers at Marcus Hook.
Issue of George Washington and Rebecca (Delaney) Stull:
.Anna Maria Stull, b. May 22, 1841 ; m. John H. Yearsley, of Phila.;
George W. Stull, Jr., b. April 25, 1844; d. May 28, 1872; m. Harriet Gorgas, who d. Feb.
John T. Stull, b. April 6, 1846; d. May 28, 1884; unm.;
Adam A. Stull, b. Sept. 15, 1848; m. Emily P. Yearsley; of whom presently;
Elizabeth Stull, b. July 21, 1850; d. March 28, 1887; m. Pemberton B. West;
Mary Ann Stull, b. Dec. 13, 1852; d. in Phila., Aug. 3, 1899; unm.;
Samuel Stull, b. Jan. 31, 1856; m. Josephine Elliott, and resides in Phila.
Adam Arbuckle Stull, third son and fourth child of George Washington and
Rebecca (Delaney) Stull, born in Philadelphia, September 15. 1848, was educated
in the public schools of his native city, and in 1867 entered the Seventh National
Bank, of Philadelphia, as bookkeeper ; was later made teller, which position he fill-
ed until July, 1882, when he resigned to accept a position in a Colorado National
Bank, at Denver. In March, 1883, he resigned the latter position to become as-
sistant secretary of the Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg Railroad Company, with
office in New York City, was transferred to Columbus, Ohio, November, 1884,
and to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, May, 1886. In September, 1886, he resigned to
accept the position of secretary and treasurer of the Commonwealth Title, Insur-
ance and Trust Company, of Philadelphia, which position he filled until December
31, 1899, when he was elected president of the Trust Company of North Amer-
ica, which position he still fills.
Politically Mr. Stull is an ardent Republican, and has been many years a member
of the Union League, Penn Club, Merion Cricket Club, and other social organiza-
tions, and of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the Revolution ; Historical Society
of Pennsylvania, and is treasurer of the Society of the War of 1812-14. He has
been for over ten years treasurer of the Midnight Mission, and takes an active
interest in other philanthropic and charitable institutions and works.
Adam A. Stull married, October 15, 1872, Emily Pauline, daughter of Town-
send and Ann Haworth (Reifsnyder) Yearsley, of ancient Quaker lineage, de-
scended on the maternal side from William Warner, and from pioneer English
settlers antedating William Penn.
Issue of Adam A. and Emily Paulina: (Yearsley) Stull:
Evelyn Lewis Stull, b. Sept. i, 1874
WHIT AKER FAMILY.
Richard Whitakek, was one of the widely known and prominent men in West
New Jersey from 1676 to 1718. He was born in England about 1644. His parent-
age is not known with certainty, but there is good reason to beheve that he was a
son of Rev. Jeremiah Whitaker, an eminent Presbyterian clergyman, born in
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. 1599; educated at Sidney College, Cambridge; was
one of the men who wrote the "Presbyterian Confession of Faith and Catechism."
He was pastor of St. Magdalen Bermondsey, in Southwark, preaching m South-
wark, Westminster, and Christ Church, London. He died in London, 1654, and a
son, William, succeeded him.
In 1673 John Fenwick became possessed of one-tenth of West Jersey; his tenth
comprised the present counties of Cumberland and Salem, all originally Salem
county. Fenwick sold much of the land before sailing for the Delaware, and
many purchasers accompanied him in the ship, "Griffin." Robert Griffin, master,
1675. William Hancock of the parish of St. Leonards, Shoreditch, London, pur-
chased 1,000 acres, and not being able to accompany the first settlers to the prov-
ince, executed the following power of attorney to his cousin, Richard Whitaker:
Be it known unto all men by these presents, that I, William Hancock, of the parish of
St. Leonards, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, Cordwinder, for divers goods causes
me hereunto especially moving, Have assigned constituted and appointed and by these pres-
ents in my stead and place have put and constituted my trusty and well beloved cozen Rich-
ard Whittaker, of ye Citty of London, Cordwinder, to be my true and lawfull Attorney
deputy and Assignee, for mee and in my name and to my only use and benefit as well to ask
demand sue for recover receive and take full and absolute possession of all and every my
Lett or Lotts of Land situated lying and being in New Jersey or New Caesarea in America
in the parts beyond ye Seas and after recovering posession of ye said Lott or Lotts of Land
had or taken to plant ye same to my most advantage, &c.
In Witness Whereof L ye said William Hancock have hereunto set my hand and Seal
the Sixth of July, Ano. Dni. 1675, '" the 27th. year of ye reign of our Sovereign Lord King
Charles ye Second, over England, &c.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us, William hancock (LS)
et Wm. Johnson, Esq.
With the above-quoted power of attorney (still in possession of his descendants )
Richard Whitaker came over in the "Griffin," with Fenwick and others, including
Richard Hancock (a brother of William), who later became Fenwick"s surveyor
general. The "Griffin" probably sailed a day or two after the date of the above
power of attorney, and arrived in the Delaware 9mo. ( November) 23, 1675. Will-
iam Hancock did not leave England until about October i, 1679; his will was made
in England, September 29, 1679, when "intending a voyage for West Jersey" and