Oliver Canby; (second) William Poole, of whom presently;
Mary, b. Darby, 1727, drowned in crossing the Brandywine, 1753.
Jssuc of William and Elisabeth (Levis) Shipley: â€”
Sarah, b. May 25, 1729; m. Dec. 6, 1750, Robert Richardson, of New Castle cc;
William, b. 1731; m. Dec. 27, 1753, Sarah Rumford; d. Nov. 19, 1794.
Thomas Shipley, eldest surviving child of William and Mary (Tatnall)
Shipley, born in England, June 24, 1718, came with his parents to Pennsylvania
in 1725, and either accompanied his father to Wilmington in 1735 or followed
him later. He purchased the mill erected by Oliver Canby in 1755, but in 1762
erected the famous old Shipley Mill, and entering into partnership with his cousin,
Joseph Tatnall, conducted it for eight years, when Joseph Tatnall withdrew from
the firm and associated himself with Thomas Lea, and erected the mills on the
Brandywine, still operated by the Lea family. Thomas Shipley married, Novem-
ber 15, 1744, Mary Marriott, born at Bristol, Bucks county, November i, 1719.
died February 21, 1771, daughter of Thomas and Martha (Kirkbride) Marriott,
before mentioned, and aunt to Martha Marriott, who married his nephew, Will-
iam Canby. Thomas Shipley died November i, 1789.
Issue of Thomas and Mary (Marriott) Shipley: â€”
William, b. May g, 1746, d. unni., Feb. 14, 1816;
Samuel, b. Aug. 30, 1747, d. inf.;
Martha, b. Oct. 2, 1748, d. Feb. 6, 1749;
Mary, b. Sept. 2, 1750, m. Phineas Buckley; d. in N. Y., 1795;
Thomas, b. Sept. 9, 1751, d. inf.;
Joseph, b. Nov. 11, 1752, d. 1832; m. Mary Levis, of Springfield, Del. cc, who d.
1843. He inherited mill property, and continued to operate it until his death.
For his descendants see below;
Sarah, b. Sept. 6, 1755, d. in Phila., 1834; m. Cyrus Newlin, had children Mary and
Ann, b. Jan. 29, 1758, d. 1808; ni. 1792, John Jones, had children, Cyrus and Lydia:
Anna, b. Aug. 22, 1760, d. 1805; m. William Byrnes, had one son Thomas Byrnes.
Issue of Joseph and Mary (Levis) Shipley: â€”
Samuel, b. Feb. 12, 1777, engaged in milling business with father, and continued it
after latter's death, with brother John; d. 1844; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt Jamc.'^
Mary, b. Dec. 27, 1778, d. 1844; m. John Dixon, of Wilmington;
Thomas, b. Sept. 30, 1780, engaged in flour shipping business in Phila.; on business
visit to south of France, was stricken with sun stroke, and never fully recovered;
John, b. Dec. 25, 1782; engaged in milling business with father and brother Samuel:
d. unm. Aug. I, 1863;
Anna, b. July 26, 1788, d. in 1852, unm.;
Elizabeth, b. June 10, 1789, d. July, 1865, unm.;
Sarah, b. March 3, 1791, d. Aug. 27, 1872, unm.;
Margaret, b. Dec. 8, 1793, d. 1832, unm.;
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Joseph, b. Apr. 12, 1795, entered counting house of Samuel Canby, of Phila., at age
of eighteen years, and, 1819, went to England in employ of John Welsh, of Phila.,
(father of the U. S. Minister to Eng., 1878), and while there entered into part-
nership with William Brown, of Liverpool, founding famous firm of Brown,
Shipley & Co., of Liverpool and London, and was in active business there for
thirty years. He retired in 1851, and returning to Delaware, erected handsome
residence in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle county, where he resided with his
unm. sister Hannah, until death May 9, 1867, unm.
Hannah, b. May 3, 1801, resided at Rockwood, Del., with brother Joseph; unm.
Elizabeth Shipley, second daughter of William Shipley, by his first wife,
Mary Tatnall, born in Leicestershire, England, in 1722, came to Philadelphia
with her parents in 1725, and married (first) at Wilmington, Delaware, June 23.
1744, Oliver Canby; an account of her descendants by this marriage is given in
this volume under the title of the Canby Family. Oliver Canby died November
30, 1754, and Elizabeth married (second), December 3, 1761, William Poole,
born at or near Newtown, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, January 26, 1728-9, and
removed when a young man to Wilmington, Delaware, and married there, June
27, 1754, Martha Roberts; Elizabeth (Shipley) Canby being his second wife.
William Poole, of Workington, parish of Bromfield, county of Cumberland,
England, grandfather of the William Poole above mentioned, married Jeannette
Twentyman, and had several children the youngest of whom, Joseph Poole, bom
at Workington in 1704, emigrated to Pennsylvania when a youth, and located in
Bucks county. He married, in 1727, Rebecca Janney, born September 9, 1702,
daughter of Abel Janney, born in Mobberly, Cheshire, England, December 29,
1671, by his wife, Elizabeth Stacy, born at Dorehouse, Yorkshire, England, Oc-
tober 17, 1673, daughter of Mahlon Stacy, founder of Trenton, New Jersey, by
his wife, Rebecca Ely. .^bel Janney was a son of Thomas Janney, a distinguished
minister among Friends, who was baptized at Stiall, Cheshire, England, January
II, 1634, and was a son of Thomas Janney, of Stiall. baptized June 27. 1605, by
his wife, Elizabeth Worthington, whom he married, September 3, 1625; grandson
of Randle Janney, baptized February 23, 1579-80, by his wife, Ellen Alrood,
whom he married, July 14, 1602; great-grandson of Thomas Janney, of Stiall, by
his wife, Jane Worthington, whom he married, December 7, 1578; and great
great-grandson of Randle Janney, of Stiall, parish of Wilmeslow, county of
Chester, England, who died about the year 1596 at a very advanced age.
Thomas Janney, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Worthington) Janney, born
in 1634, was "convinced of the Truth as held by Friends, at the first preaching
thereof in the County of Chester, in 1654." In 1655 he took up the ministry in
that Society, and travelled extensively in England and Ireland. He married,
November 24, 1660, Margery Heath, of Horton, Staffordshire, at the house of
James Harrison (who had married her sister, Ann Heath), in the township of
Pownal Fee, near Stiall, the ancestral home of the Janney family. Thomas and
Margery (Heath) Janney resided at Stiall, and Mobberly, Cheshire, until 1683,
and their six children were born there, Jacob, Martha, Elizabeth, Thomas, Abel
and Joseph ; the two daughters dying there and the four sons accompanying
their parents to Pennsylvania in 1683 ; whither Thomas Janney had been preceded
by his brothers-in-law, James Harrison and William Yardley, who had married
respectively Ann and Jane Heath, sisters of Margery (Heath) Janney. Thomas
Janney had purchased of William Penn, under date of August 12, 1682, 250 acres
to be laid out in Pennsylvania, and embarked with his family in the ship "En-
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deavor" which arrived in the Delaware river, September 29, 1683. His land was
laid out on the Delaware in Lower Makefield township, and he later purchased
1500 acres in the same locality. He was an intimate friend of William Penn,
who placed great confidence in his integrity and fidelity to the best interests of
the Province. He was elected to the Provincial Council in 1684, qualifying March
20 of that year, for a term of three years, and was twice recommissioned for the
same length of term, the last time in 1691. He was also commissioned a Justice
of the Courts of Bucks county, April 6, 1685, and continued in commission until
near the time of his decease. He was one of twelve commissioners appointed to
divide the county into townships in 1690, and filled a number of other important
positions in the County and Province. He continued his services as a minister,
and travelled extensively in Xevv England, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsyl-
vania and Maryland, and in the early part of 1695, made a religious visit to his
native country, in company with Griffith Owen, sailing from the shore of Mary-
land, May 31. 1695. They travelled through Wales, and many parts of England,
and he reached the place of his birth in 1696, after a serious illness which over-
took him in Derbyshire. When about to return to Pennsylvania, he suffered a
relapse and died at the house of his sister, Mary Burgess (the place of his birth),
February 12, 1696-7. His wife, Margery, survived him and died prior to 1700.
Abel Janney, the father of Rebecca (Janney) Poole, was the fifth child of
Thomas and Margery (Heath) Janney, and was born at Mobberly, Cheshire,
December 29. 1671. He accompanied his parents to Pennsylvania in 1683, and
married at Chesterfield Meeting, Burlington county. New Jersey, February, 1699-
1700, Elizabeth Stacy, taking certificate for that purpose from Falls Monthly
Meeting in Bucks county, dated 12 mo. (February) 7, 1699-1700. They settled
in Makefield, Bucks county, where he died prior to 1743. He was a justice of
Bucks county, 1708-10. and a member of Provincial Assembly, 1708-21. They
were the parents of seven children of whom Rebecca, who married Joseph Poole,
was the second, born November 9, 1702. His brother Jacob, also became a resi-
dent of Delaware and married Elizabeth Levis, a granddaughter of Samuel and
Elizabeth (Clator) Levis, before mentioned.
Joseph Poole settled in Newtown, Bucks county, soon after his marriage,
purchasing of the heirs of John Wally large tracts of valuable land there taken
up by Shadrach Wally, and which had greatly increased in value. He died in
Newtown in 1766, and his widow Rebecca (Janney) Poole died at the residence
of her son William Poole in Wilmington, Delaware.
Joseph and Rebecca (Janney) Poole had issue: â€”
William, b. at Newtown, Bucks co., Jan. 26, 1728-9; d. Wilmington, Del., April 6,
1779; m. (first) Martha Roberts; (second) Elizabeth (Shipley) Canby; of whom
Elizabeth, b. Nov., 1730, m. Thomas Yardley, of Newtown;
Rebecca, b. Jan., 1732-3, d. aged seventeen years;
Joseph, b. Feb., 1734-5: killed by team he was driving, when a young man, unm.;
Abel, b. March, 1736-7, scalded to death at age of four years.
Thomas, d. Sept., 1739; m. and settled in N. J., later removing to Vt.: had children,
Rebecca, Joseph, William, Richard, Helen and Elizabeth;
Sarah, b. March, 1740-2; m. Paul Pennington;
Amos, b. Dec, 1744, d. soon after attaining manhood, unm.
WiLLi.xM PooLE. as before stated, removed to Wilmington when a young
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He lived there the remainder of his life, dying April 6, 1779, and his widow, Eliz-
abeth, dying December 16, 1789.
William Poole, had by his first wife, Martha Roberts, a son Joseph, who mar-
ried (first) Mary Hammond, and had a son Joseph. He married (second) Eliz-
abeth Cox, and had issue, William, Moses, Robert and Constant. William Poole
was one of the committee appointed by the American Philosophical Society on
January, 1767, to observe the transit of Venus.
William Poole Jr., only son of William and Elizabeth (Shipley) Poole, was
born at Wilmington, August 4, 1764, and was apprenticed in his boyhood to the
trade of a silversmith, but early in life engaged in the milling business at Wil-
mington, where he resided until his death on May 25, 1829.
William Poole, Jr., married at Middletown Meeting, Chester (now Delaware)
county, May 5, 1791. Sarah Sharpless, born September 25, 1769, died September
13, 1823, daughter of Benjamin Sharpless (born at Nether Providence. Chester
county, January 26. 1708-9, died in Middletown, March 16. 1795), by his second
wife, Martha Mendenhall (born February 8, 1724-5, died October 20, 1813),
(laughter of Benjamin and Lydia (Roberts) Mendenhall, of Concord, Chester
county; the latter born in Wales and the former a son of Benjamin Mendenhall,
who came from Wiltshire, England in 1685, and married in 1689, Ann, daughter
of Robert Pennell, of "Chester River," Chester county, Pennsylvania.
Geoffrey Sharpless, the earliest known lineal ancestor of Sarah (Sharpless)
Poole, was resident of the parish of Wybunbury, county of Chester, England,
and married there, April 27, 161 1, Margaret Ashley, and their son, John Sharp-
less, baptized at Wybunbury, August 15, 1624, married there, April 27, 1662.
Jane Moor, born at Hatherton, Cheshire, in 1638. and with her and their children
emigrated to Pennsylvania, landing at Chester, August 14, 1682. They settled
on land previously purchased of William Penn, and John Sharpless died June
11, 1685, and his widow Jane, November i. 1722.
Joseph Sharpless, eighth child and fifth son of John and Jane (Moor) Sharp-
less, born at Hatherton, Cheshire, November 28, 1678, died in Middletown, Ches-
ter county, Pennsylvania, in 1757. His wife was Lydia Lewis, born at Treverigg,
Glamorganshire, W'ales, May 8, 1683, died 1763. daughter of Ralph and Mary
Lewis, of Treverigg, who in the year of her birth, came to Pennsylvania with
John Bevan, and settled in Haverford township, later removing to Upper Darby,
where Ralph died in 1712 and his wife Mary, 1704. Benjamin Sharpless, above
mentioned, was the third child and second son of Joseph and Lydia (Lewis)
Issur of IVillia})! and Sarah (Sharpless) Poole: â€”
Elizabeth, b. April 28, 1792, d. Jan. 3, 1859; m. April 10, 1817, John Sellers, of
Phila., later probably of Upper Darby, Delaware co.. Penna.;
Rebecca, b. Aug. 21, 1793; d. Aug. 13, 1794;
Mary, b. Feb. 21, 1795; d. Dec. 29, 1863; m. May 8, 1823, David, son of David and
Mary (Corbit) Wilson, of Odessa, Del., and resided for some years at Odessa,
removing later to Ind.
Samuel, b. Nov. 3, 1796, d. at Crozerville. Delaware CO., Pa., March 27, 1870;
m. (first) at Chester, Pa., Apr. 27, 1825, Sarah Ann West, who d. July 17, 1828;
(second) at Downingtnwn, Pa., June 15, 1837, Jane, dau. of Joseph and Ann S.
Richardson, who d. Sept. 10, 1839; (third) at Philadelphia,, Sept. 13. 1843. Myra
E. Temple, who d. at VVilmington, Jan. 15, 1854; and had issue:
Jane T.. b. 1844; m. James Bratton.
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Hannah, b. Oct. 10, 1798, m. William E. George, and had one surviving child
Rebecca W., b. March 17, 1837, m- William Thomson;
William Shipley, b. Apr. i, 1801 ; d. Apr. 20, 1857; m. Dec. 11, 1834, Lydia Menden-
hall, great-granddaughter of Benjamin and Ann (Pennell) Mendenhall, before
mentioned; and (second) Jan. i, 1850, Lydia Sharpless (Marsh) Hannum, dau.
of Ralph Marsh, M. D., of Concord, by his wife Deborah Hill, and widow of
William F. Hannum, of Delaware co.. Pa.;
Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1804; m., June 25, 1829, Joseph Bancroft; of whom presently;
Martha, b. Dec. 29, 1807, d. March 13, 1885; m. at Wilmington Meeting, May 9,
1833, Henry Gibbons, M. D., son of Dr. William Gibbons, of Wilmington, by
wife Rebecca Donaldson, and great-great-great-grandson of John and Margery
Gibbons, of Warminster, Wiltshire, Eng., who settled in Chester co., 1683;
Anna, b. Feb. 7, 1810; m. at residence of her brother-in-law, John Sellers, in Upper
Darby, Jan. 29, 1857, Jesse Hallowell, of New Castle co., Del.;
John Morton, b. July 10, 1812, d. Nov. 25, 1879; m. July 10, 1839, Ann, dau. of
Thomas and Lydia (Baker) Supplee of Phila. He learned trade of machinist, at
Matteawan, N. Y., and for some years carried on business of machinist at Rock-
ford, Del.; removing to Wilmington, 1847. He was actively interested in the cause
of popular education and served for a number of years on Board of Education,
and was a member of City Council several years.
John Bancroft, the father of Joseph Bancroft, who married Sarah Poole,
was born July 16, 1774, and was a son of John and Grace (Fielden) Bancroft, of
Salford, the twin town of Manchester, England, and was a dealer in timber, and
manufactured chairs and other articles in that important manufacturing centre of
Great Britain, until his removal with his family to America in 1822. Soon after
their arrival they settled in Wilmington, Delaware, and established a small woolen
mill, but moved to Delaware county, Pennsylvania, in 1826, and started a flannel
manufactory there in which he was joined by his sons, Samuel and Thomas, and
the business grew to large proportions. He married at Bolton Meeting of
Friends, Elizabeth Wood, of Bolton, a sister to Martha Wood, who married
Jacob Bright, and was mother of the late Right Honorable John Bright, the
distinguished meinber of Parliament.
John Bancroft belonged to an ancient family of Cheshire and Lancashire, Eng-
land, probably of the same lineage as John Bancroft, who with his wife Jane,
came to New England in the good ship "James" in 1632, and settling in Lynn,
Massachusetts, founded the New England family of Bancroft. His great-great-
grandfather, John Bancroft, of Etchells, near Stockport, in the county of Ches-
ter, a few miles from Manchester (born 1633, died 1699), married in 1663, Mary
Janney (born 1638, died 1707), of Cheadle parish, Cheshire, where Thomas
Janney, of Bucks county, resided before coming to Pennsylvania ; a cousin of
that distinguished minister of the Society of Friends, to which she too belonged.
She has been credited as a sister of Thomas Janney, the emigrant ancestor of the
Bucks county family, but investigations recently made in England by a descend-
ant of the latter show that this Mary Janney was a daughter of Randall and Anne
(Knevelt) Janney, and therefore a first cousin of Thomas the minister.
John Bancroft, who married Mary Janney, in 1663, probably came of a family
that had been resident in Cheadle parish, Cheshire, for two centuries prior to the
date of his marriage, and according to reliable information born 1638, the son
of Richard of Crossacres, who died 1684; the grandson of William of Scowhill ;
will dated and proved 1631 ; and the great-grandson of William of Cheadle,
died perhaps 1600. Henry Bancroft having been made rector of that parish,
January 27, 1449, and Sir (ieorge Bancroft was resident there in 1533. Henry
Bancroft was mayor of Stockport in 1669, and a John Bancroft, of Sutton, was
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disclaimed at Market Cross, Cheshire, September 28, 1664, with others of Mac-
clesfield Hundred, "as gentlemen not entitled to bear Arms, because they refused
to enter their pedigrees and have Arms either granted or confirmed by the
Heralds." Roger Bancroft was Mayor of Macclesfield, 1629-30, and 1633-34;
and Robert Bancroft was constable of Cheadle, when on October 20, 1659, with
Jshn Bancroft, yeoman, aged 45, he gave testimony against Rev. Peter Harrison.
William de Bancroft and Roger de Bancroft, sons of Roger de Bancroft, made
deeds to Henry de Bancroft for lands formerly of Bertram de Bancroft, in Ban-
croft, Cheshire, prior to 1300.
John and Mary (Janncy) Bancroft had issue, seven children, viz: â€”
Jacob, of whom presently:
David, b. 1666, d. 1687;
Dinah, b. 1668, tn. 1690, Thomas Burbick, Jr.;
Joseph, b. 1671, d. 1675;
Mary, b. 1673, m. i6gi, Samuel Heald;
Sarah, b. 1677, d. 1681:
John, b. 1682.
J.\con B.\NCROFT. eldest son of John and Mary (Janney) Bancroft, born
near Stockport, July 13, 1664, died December 13, 1742, married, in 1689, Ruth
Laurance, of Morley, Cheshire, born July 8, 1664, died May 9, 1725, of a family
of high standing in Cheshire, and they had issue: â€”
John Bancroft, of whom presently;
Rachel, b. 1693, d. 1756; m. 1718, Robert Woodcock:
Alexander, b. 1695, d- '756:
David, b. 1697, ni- â– 721, Jane Bewley;
Mary, b. 1699, d. 1766; m. 1720, Nicholas Barringlop. :
Sarah, b. 1703;
John Bancroft, eldest son of Jacob and Ruth (Laurance) Bancroft, born
December 4, 1691, died April 22, 1756; married, in 1725, Catharine Towers, born
1701, died 1734, and had issue: â€”
Mary, b. 1726, d. 1731;
Rachel, b. 1728, m. Daniel Wyer:
Jacob, b. 1730, d. 1762.
John Bancroft married (second), in 1740, Sarah Burgess, born 1701, died
1774, and had issue: â€”
Sarah, b. 1742, d. 1780:
John, b. 1745, d. 1747;
David, b. 1747, d. 1811; m. 1781, Hannah Beeby; had four children;
John, of whom presently ;
John Bancroft, youngest son of John and Sarah (Burgess) Bancroft, born
in or near Stockport, Cheshire, June 29, 1750, married at the Friends' Meeting
at Manchester, England, September 23, 1773. Grace Fielden, bom November I,.
1747, died August 8, 1806. daughter of Abraham P'ielden, of Todmorden Hall,
Lancashire (born July 25, 1704, died May 14, 1779), by his wife Mary, daughter
of John Merrick, of Edsworth, Cheshire ; granddaughter of Joshua Fielden, of
Bottomley, by his wife Mary Sutclifife : great-granddaughter of Joshua Fielden.
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of Bottomley, who joined the Society of Friends in 1644, and married, December
21, 1656, Martha Greenwood, of HoUingsworth, parish of Rochdale, Lancashire.
The last mentioned Joshua Fielden was a son of Abraham Fielden, by his wife
Elizabeth Fielden, daughter and co-heiress of James Fielden, of Bottomley, in
VValsdon, near Todmorden, county of Lancaster; and Abraham was the second
son of Nicholas Fielden (son of William Fielden, of Liventhorpe, parish of Brad-
ford, Yorkshire), who removed from Yorkshire to Huddersiield, in the parish of
Rochdale, Lancashire, and married Christobel, daughter of John Stansfield, of
Stansfield Hall, in the beautiful valley of Todmorden, who traced his descent
from a companion in arms of William the Conqueror ; the name being derived
from the Lordship of Stansfeld, parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, held by his fore-
bears under grant from William the Norman. The Greenwood family was like-
wise one of the most ancient in the county of York.
John Bancroft and his wife Grace Fielden lived near Manchester, where he
was a lumber merchant. His wife Grace, dying in 1806, he married (second), in
1808, Elizabeth Dodgson, nee Butterworth. He died December 26. 1832-33.
John and Grace (Fielden) Bancroft had issue as follozvs: â€”
John, b. near Manchester, Eng., JuW 16, 1774, d. in Delaware co., Penna., 1852: m.
Dec. 19, 1800, Elizabeth Wood. For his descendants see below;
David, b. 1777. d. 1816; m. 1802, Mary Bradbury, and had six children:
Samuel, b. 1778, d. 1779; â€¢
James, b. 1780, d. 1781;
Sarah, b. 1783, d. 1838; m. John Earnshaw, and has numerous descendants;
Rachel, b. 1787, d. in same year:
Hannah, b. 1788, d. 1793.
John and Elisabeth (Wood) Bancroft had issue, as follows: â€”
John, b. in Salford, Eng., March 17, 1802, d. in Phila., May 2, 1882: m. Susanna
Brooks, of whom presently;
Joseph, b. Apr. 7, 1803, d. at Rockford, Del., Dec. 7, 1874; m. Sarah Poole; of whom
Samuel, b. July 25, 1804, d. 1891 ; m. June 3, 1827, Mary Williams Hallowell, of an
old Pa. family, b. March 4, 1800, d. Aug. 13, 1852; and (second) January 13, i860,
Rebecca, b. Oct. 7, 1805, came with her parents to Del., 1822, and d. in Delaware
county, 1840, unm.;
Jacob, b. 1806, d. young;
Sarah, b. Oct. 5, 1807, d. March 18, 1885; m. Apr. 28, 183s, Abraham Lawton, b.
Dec. 12. 1800, d. May 26, 1882;
Margaret, b. Oct. 5, 1807, twin to Sarah, d. in 1884, unm.;
Thomas, b. 1809, d. Nov. 22, 1849; m. April 12, 1831, Lydia Ambler, b. Sept. 9, 1805.
d. Nov. 23, 1859;
William, b. Aug. 10, 1810, d. Jan. 12, 1866; m. (first) Sarah Plummer; (second)
Edward, b. Oct. 21, 1811, d. in Phila., 1855; learned the trade of machinist, and
was for some years member of firm of Fairbanks, Bancroft & Co. and operated
machine manufacturing plant at Providence, R. I.; removed to Phila., 1848, and
formed partnership with brother-in-law, William Sellers, under firm name of
Bancroft & Sellers, which continued until death of Mr. Bancroft in 1855. He
m., 1842. Mary Sellers, b. June 2, 1818, d. Dec. 15, 1894, dau. of John and Elizabeth
(Poole) Sellers, of Phila., and granddaughter of William and Sarah (Sharpless)
Poole, whose ancestry is given above, her mother, Elizabeth Poole, being sister
to Sarah Poole, who married her husband's elder brother Joseph Bancroft. They
John Sellers Bancroft, of firm of William Sellers & Co., Phila., b. Sept. 12,
1843: m. (first) Elizabeth H. Richardson, b. Sept. 18, 1845, d. March 5.
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1869; and (second) Sept. 27, 1871, Anne S. Richardson, b. 1843, and d.
1903, both of Richardson family of New Castle county; (third) Beulah
Anna Poole Bancroft, m. 1878, Elwood Coggshall, merchant of N. Y. City;
Elizabeth Bancroft, m. Stephen Parrish, of Phila.
Esther, b. June 28, 1813, d. 1889, unm.;
Martha, b. June 29, 1813, twin to Esther, d. 1880; m. Thomas Mellor, and had issue;
John Mellor, b. Sept. 18, 1836, m. Margaret B. Larrabee;
William Mellor, b. Aug. 28, 1838, m. Emma Brooks;
Elizabeth Mellor, b. Feb. 18, 1840; m. i860, George O. Evans; (second) 1877,
Dr. Edward Solly;
Alfred Mellor, b. Sept. 21, 1841, m. 1873, Isabel Leatham;
Martha Mellor, b. Nov. 10, 1842, d. Apr. 10, 1874; m. 1862, Henry C. Davis;
George Mellor, b. Dec. 25, 1843; m. 1868, Sarah Savery, and had issue, two