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Sarah Paull swears that she saw Garratt Vanimma marry
Margarett Johnson the Last fall ^vill be twenty one years,
(lioc-orded Sept. 21, 1717.)

Ruth Riland, daughter of Jacob Riland of Timber Creek,
Sawer, apprenticed to Richard Chew and Patience his Wife
for 7 years, 9 months and 9 days, June 3, 1717.

Joy Riland son of Jacob of Timber Creek, Sawer, ap-
prenticed to John Chew and Sarah his Wife for 14 years,
10 days, June 3, 1717. ■ ;f

Ages of Jacob E^land''s Children.

Joy Ryland Born June 13, 1709.

Margarett Ryland Born Dec. 25, 1712.

Jacob Ryland Born Xov. 16, 1715.

Joy Rylance son of Jacob Rylance of Town of Gloucester,
Husbandman, apprenticed to John Hinchman, Juni' for 13
years and 18 days. May 26, 1718.

Bond of Sarah Shivers of Township of Waterford, Glou-
cester Co., Widow and Relict of John Shivers, to John
Wright of Newton Township sd County. 110 Pounds.
Sept, 1, 1720.


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82 Abstracts of Gloucester County, JS'ew Jersey, JRecords.

JJst of Marriages, from Orufinal Licenses, fled in Box No. 23,
Clerk's Office, Woodbury, Gloucester County, N. J. The
inajority of these persons were married the day of date of license
by James Bowman, Surrogate and Register.

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June 19. Thomas Asliton and Hannah Hugg.

June 21. Michael Fisher and Patience Flanning-

Aug. 13. William Heritage and Susannah Denyce.
Aug. 21. John Miller of Waterford Twp, a Quaker,
and Mary Milliner. . .'-io .y,

Sept. 21. Daniel Packer and Catharine Fight.

Oct. 15. Joseph Cotton and Mary Williams. iij..

Oct. 28 (or 25). George Gardner and Rachael Scott

Nov. 1. James Colter and Ann Parsons.
Xov. 12. Thomas Scott and Anna Horner.

Dec. 9. Aaron Dawson and Tracy Munyon. ; / .bril
Dec. 23. Barzilla Hugg and Mary Wood.


January 7. James Simpson and Sarah Crawford.
April 25. Joseph Robinson and Elizabeth Scott.
June 16. Charles West and Sarah Hopper.
June 25. Benjamin Holmes and Phabe Fluellin.
July 29. Joseph Pearce and Ann Hope.
Aug. 31. Isaac Stephins and Sarah Woolston.
Sept 28 (or 25). George Ward and Amie Middle-

Oct 31. Samuel Ellis of Glo. Co. and Hanna Gilbert

of the City of Phila.
Xov. 24. Aaron Haines of Glo. Co. Yeoman and

Priscilla Collins of Co. of Burlington.
Dee. 2. Joseph Wilshire of Glo. Co., Yeoman, and

Elizabeth Davis of same place.

Abstracts of Gloucester Cmnty, New Jersey, Records. 83

January 7. David Wood and Lydia Branson.
January 18 (or 15). Jacob Spencer of Glo. Co. and

Deborah Seeds of same place.
January 26. Benjamin Moses Clava and Sarah McDonald.
March 16. Richard Smith and Mary Xicholson.
May 10. William Hugg and Ann Everley.
May 28. William Wilkins and Sarah Flanningham.
June 21. William Horder and EHzabeth Wallace.
July 29. JosephWoodlateof the Province of Georgia,

and Mary Benezet of Citj- of Phila.
Aug. 23. Joseph Albertson of Town of Glo. Yeoman,
and Mary Albertson of same place.
Oct. 6. Jonathan Robinson of City of Phila., and

Hannah Williams.
Nov. 4. John Ross of City of Phila., and EHzabeth
Griscomb of same place.
Kov. 16. John Spier of To^\^l of Glo., and Elizabeth

Nov. 16. Wilham Douglas of Town of Glo. Yeoman,
and Hannah Harper of same place.

January 17. Michael Tolyn of Glo. Co. and Catharine

March 4. Abraham Shelly of City of PhHa., and Mary
Jenkins of same place.
May 6. David Robison of Town of Glo. and Eliza-
beth Chew of same,

June 16. William Robinson ofDeptfordTwp.,& Lydia
Fowler of do.

January 20. Thomas Mann and Margaret Bonham, mar-
ried same day of license, by Samuel Shaw.

84 ZrtV/tr from a GwimJftee of 3ferchai)(s bi Pi-iliuUplua.

LP:rrEH fro>[ a committee of merchants in


To Mr. David Barclay, jun. Daniel Mildred, Thomas Powell, Den-
nrs Do IJerdt, Christt)pher Chambers, Frederick Pigou, jun. and Richard
Kcave. Merchants in London.

■ ■ Philadelphia, April 8, 1769.


Yrora vour letters of the 4"^ and 26'^ of January, we observe the
tttcution you have paid to the memorial sent you by the merchants and
tr»don» of this city, and the pains you have taken to obtain relief from
the grievances therein complained of: for which we thank you.

The answer you received from the department to which you applied,
•o<ni» to afford little hopes of obtaining redreaa, in a way that will put
KH end to the unhappy ditlereuce that has arisen between Great-Britain
»nd her American colonics.

We are told that the act imposing duties on glass, paper, &c. "ia
inex{Mxiient ; but that such had been the unjustifiable conduct of some
in America, that the Administration were of opinion the present
juncture was not a proper season for a repeal."

It were to be wished that Administration would never err, or that
th'>s<' affected by the errors of government would make known their
coajplaintd in a way the least offensive ; but as from the frailty of
human nature neither is to be expected, it would become persona in
power to consider whether even the " unjustifiable behaviour" of those
who think themselves aggrieved will justify a perseverance in a measure
cunfesjied to be wrong. Certain it is, that the wisdom of government
w l>€ttor manifested, its honour and authority better maintained and
•upported, by correcting the errors it may have committed, than by
p<;p»ining in them, and thereby risking the loss of the subjects affections.

We are at a loss to know what behaviour the minister refers to, or
who those are with whose behaviour he is disgusted. The Americans
think that no people, who have any regard for liberty, could in their
cirt-umsLances shew a more respectful behaviour. It is true, they can-
not ao^uicsce in the Parliament's claim to tax them; and considering
them-Helvas aa British subjects, who cannot of right be taxed but by
their representatives, and knowing that the loss of this privilege
ioTolvea in it a loss of lil>erty, they conceive that earnest and direct
applications gainst acU of Parliament, which destroy it, not only

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justifiable, but necessarj' ; and tlaat their peaceable eubmission to such
acu<, till the result of their applications is known, is the greatest proof
they can give of their affections for their parent country, and respect for
the Tarliament of Great-Britain.

The administration, it seems, " are firmly resolved to oppose a repeal
with their utmost strength, while it shall be insisted on by threats from
our side." — We are apprehensive that persons' in power are greatly
abused, and that the people of America have been grossly misrepre-
sented by some who wish well neither to Britain nor America ; otherwise
the steps which they have taken to obtain redress could never be looked
on an threats. It is verj' unfortunate that the dispute, which we fondly
h'>p<^i was buried, and would have forever lain dormant under the
nffK-al of the stamp-act, is again revived by the late acts for raising a
frvt-nue in America.

In a di.xpute of so important a nature, in which liberty is concerned,
it ifl DMt to be wondered if free born, British subjects are warmed, and
if ever}- argument is urged that can have any weight to secure to them
a b!«^ing they so highly prize. Threats they never intended, but as
al) the American colonies were equally affected, it was thought that
their joint petitions would have more weight ; and for this end the
eeveral assemblies communicated their sentiments to each other. This
•tep, to the inexpressible surprize of all America, is represented by
Lord Hillsborough in a late letter as a " flagitious attempt, a measure
of a most dangerous and factious tendency, c^c." The dissolution of
assemblies that followed this letter, and the measures pursued to enforce
the acts in America, awakened the fears, and exasperated the minds of
the people to a very great degree.

They therefore determined not only to defeat the intent of the acts,
by refraining from the use of those articles on which duties were laid,
but to put a stop to the importation of goods from Great-Britain.
Heretofore they had almost entirely confined themselves to the use of
British manufactures, and from their affection to Great-Britain shewed a
fondness t) imitate her fashions ; but matters being now carried with eo
high a hand, they thought it improper and injudicious to indulge that
humour. This is the only threat we know of, and if this is sufficient to
engage the ministry to oppose a repeal of the acts, we apprehended the
ministry must by a change of measures endeavour to regain the
Sections of the people before they can be induced to alter their deter-

But we are told, that " if a proper disposition appears in the colonies,
wid their merchants in a succeeding session shall think proper to peti-
tion Parliament on the principle of inexpediency only, there was every
reason to believe that no part of administration will object to the
repeal." In a matter of so great consequence we should have been

86 Letter from a Committee of Merchants in Philadelphia.

glad if the minister had declared what "the prui)er disposition" is
which he expects from the colonies.

The Americans consider themselves as British subjects, entituled to all
the rights and privileges of freemen. They think there can be no liberty
without a security of property ; and that there can be no property if
any can, without their consent, deprive them of the hard earned fruits
of their labour.

They know that they have no choice in the election of members of
Parliament, and from their situation never can have any. Every act of
Parliament, therefore that is made for raising a revenue in America, is,
in their opinion, a depriving them of their property without their con-
sent, and consequently are invasions of their liberty.

If then the acts cannot be repealed while the ministry objects, and if
to remove the objections the Americans must give up their sentiments,
we must candidly confess we have little hopes of a repeal ever taking
place : much less is it to be expected that the merchants will presume to
petition Parliament on the principle of inexpediency only, when every
assembly on the continent are applying for a repeal on the principle of
right. The merchants are too sensible how jealous the Americans are
of their liberty ever to hazard such a step. We apprehend that advan-
tage may have been taken from a supposed disunion of the colonies, and
therefore think it our duty to inform you, that the merchants of this
province have always agreed with the other colonists in opinion, " that
the late revenue acts were unconstitutional ;" though they refused to
adopt a measure which at one time they believed to be premature. They
were sensible that mutual interests is the best cement of nations ; that
by trade and commerce the union between Great-Britain and the colo-
nies is best preserved. They knew that multitudes in Great-Britain
would be sufferers by a suspension of trade with her ; they were willing
therefore to try what could be done by a memorial to their friends in
England, who had so generally, and to so good purpose, interposed be-
fore, and contributed so much to the repeal of the stamp act ; but no
sooner were they apprized that no hope remained of a repeal in this
session, than they unanimously entered into the very agreement which
some months before, when proposed to them, they had declined. This
agreement being formed on mature deliberation, we are of opinion the
people of this province will firmly adhere to it. We are glad to hear
the idea of raising taxes in America begins among all ranks with you,
of every party, to lose ground : Happy had it been for both countries
if it had never been started ; However, if the acts complained of are
repealed, and no other of the like nature are attempted hereafter, the
present unhappy jealoasies will, we believe, quickly subside, and the
people of both countries in a short time return to their usual good
humour, confidence and affection.

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a Committee of Jlerchants m PhUadelphia.


A-s it w uncertain whether the Parliameat. if they should think
proi>er to repeal the acts, laying a duty on tea, paper, glass, &c. im-
porte<l into America, will directly enter into a consideration of our
other grievances, we must content ourselves for the present with bearing
our testimony against the several regulations of which we complained
in our memorial, and earnestly request you to use your endeavours to
obtain redress of those matters whenever you imagine there is a proba-
bility of succeeding.

We are, Gentlemen,
'' ' Your assured triends,

r /, - ■ and__humble servants,

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W. West, ij, C.Thompson, , : 'j

^^ T.Mifflin, . . , ,,^.^,, J. M. Nesbitt, ,,./,,

John Gibson, . Robert Morris,

Joseph Swift, ■ ' ' James Mease,

v' Alex. Huston, '^ ' ' ■■ John Rhea, ' '

s: John Reynell, Will. Fisher,

,,, Abel James, Henry Drinker, i, -

Geo. Roberts, Ten. Francis.

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88 The Moiwt Rajah Fisluny Compafvy of Philaddplda,


THE MOUNT ee(;ale fisiiixg compaxy of


Prior to the l^evolution there were three fishing compa-
nies located on tlie river Schuylkill between the Upper
Ferry and the Falls, — " The Sehnylkill Fishing Company
of the State in Schuylkill,'' "Fort St. Da\-id"s,-" and the
" Mount Kegale Fishing Company," — whose membership,
largely composed of prominent and influential citizens of
the capital of the Pronnce, during the " season,"' were wont
to beguile the finny denizens of the river, and when the
shadow of the index on the sundial marked the post-
meridian hour would gather around the generously laden
board in castle or fort, the closing scene of festive davs.
Comparatively little is known of the histors^ of the Mount
Regale Fishing Company, and that is supplied in the man-
uscript collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylva-
nia. The followuug gentlemen were its members in 17G2
and 17G3 :

His Honour Gov"" Hamilton Esq'.
Allen, Andrew Cox, John, Jr.

Allen, James Deornellas, Joseph

Allen, Jolm Dickinson, John

Bache, Richard Dickinson, Philemon

Berkley, Gilbert Dowe, Captain

Beveridge, Da\dd Elliot,. Andrew

Bouquet, Colonel Francis, Col. Tench

Bremner, Franks, Da\'id

Cadwalader, J. Gibson, J.

Cadwalader, Lambert Gilbert, T.

Chalmers, James Hill, Henry

Chapman, Xathaniel Hockley, Thomas

Chew, Benjamin Inglis, John

Clyraer, George Kearney, Philip, Jr.

The }[ount J^rr/ale FisJrim/ Compani/ of Philaddphia, 89

ICJdd, Jolin Eicht% Thomas

].nrcJncr, L. Ritchie, Robert

Lawrence, J. Searles, James

Lawrence, Thomas Shee, Jolin

Levy, Benjamin Shippen, Joseph

Lloyd, Thomas Shippen, D'' Wilham, Jr.

McCa]l,.Archihakl Smith, Rev. Dr. AVilliam

Meredith, Samuel Stevens, Richard

MilHin, Thomas Tilghmau, Edward

Moore, Wikoff, John

M'jriran, IV John Wikoff, Peter

•Murrie, Rn])ert "Wilcox,, John M. Willing, Charles

Tenn, Hun. John Willing, Thomas

Penn, Richard Young, James

Joseph Shippen, Jr., Treasurer. ■ -

We find bills for Delf punch bowles, plates and dishes,
p'.nvter platters and spoons, and an a^v•ning for the batteau.
Mrs. Marj Maddox supplied the best Madeira Wine at 15
fcliijlings, and a second grade at 12 shillings per gallon.
Tiio accounts of James Byrne, the steward, whose usual
charge of 15 shillings for " m v Truble" on Fishing Days,
are numerous, and those for the " Season of 1762'' follow
m abstract.

J we y, George Clymer, caterer for the day. Roast beef,
8 cliickens, 1 ham, 2 tongues, 1 quarter lamb, salad, peas,
cream cheese, lemons, biscuit and bread.

J'ltic i^, Richard Bache and Robert Ritchie, caterers.
Beefsteaks, 6 chickens, 1 ham, 1 breast veal, 2 tongaes, 2
cliicken pies, 1 quarter lamb, 2 sheep's heads, peas, salad,
raddishes, cream cheese, gooseberry pies, strawberries, 2
gallons spirits and 25 lemons.

Jane 20, David Beveridge, caterer. 4 ducks, 2 tongues,
chickens, 1 ham, beefsteaks, 1 quarter lamb, peas, beans,
f:dad, cucumbers, raspberries and lemons.

J'-^h 12, Xathaniel Chapman, caterer. 1 round of beef.

90 The Mount Regah Fishmg Company of Philadelphia.

1 quarter lamb, 6 chickens, 1 ham, 2 tongues, beans, cu-
cumbers, sakid, cream cheese, 1 loaf sugar, 8 quarts wine,
I gallon spirits, 50 lemons and 2 cherry pies.

Juhi >?5, Benjamin Levy, caterer. 1 round beef, 1 quarter
lamb, 1 ham, G chickens, 2 tongues, cherry pies, water
melon, 2 gallons wine, 1 gallon spirits, 40 lemons.

Auyust 10, Archibald McCall, caterer. G chickens, 2
tongues, veal, 2 ducks, chicken pies, 1 ham, beans, cucum-
bers, musk melons and water melons.

August 24, J- ^i- Xesbit, caterer. G chickens, 1 ham, 2
tongues, 1 quarter lamb, roast beef, cabbage, peas, beans,
cucumbers,, water melons, musk melons, pears, peaches, 2h
gallons ^^■ine, sugar, lemons.

September 7, George Clymer, caterer. 2 tongues, 1 ham,
6 chickens, breast veal, chicken pies, musk melons, water
melons, 2 gallons wine, 1 gallon spirits, peaches and pears.



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tSlrtch of WUiuim IIe)U'>/,of LoncasttT G)., Pcr',Ksyb:onia. 91


John and Mary A. Henry, with their sons John, Robert,
and James, natives of Scotland, in 1722 settled on a large
fni'^t of land they purchased on Doe Run, in West Cain
Townsliip, Chester Count}', Pennsylvania. The parents died
in 1735; the sons Robert and James married sisters; the
foruifr. witli his wife and children, removed to Virginia, and
?)iv l.'.ttcr <lied within a year after his marriage. John
n«?iry. iho younger, in 1728 married Elizabeth, daughter
cj' IIi:-]! ;iiid Mary A. (Jenkins) De Yinney, also of Chester
C..ui!ty, and had issue five sons (three died young) and
three daughters. He died in 1744, and a few years later
hi- widow, with the children, removed to Lancaster, where
she died in 1778.

William, son of John and Elizabeth Henry, was born in
Chester County, May 19, 1729. In 1750 he engaged in the
Tiianufacture of fire-arms, and furnished supplies to the
Indian traders. On the formation of Braddock's expedi-
tion against Fort Duquesne he was appointed Armorer, and
served in a like position under General Forbes. He then
took an active part in local aliairs, and was appointed Jus-
tice of the Peace for the years 1758, 1770, and 1777; Asso-
ciate Justice of the Courts of Common Pleas and Quarter
.Sessions in 1780; Burgess from 1766-1775; and Treasurer
of the county from 1777-1786. Li 1772 he was appointed
on tiie Commission with Lukens and Rittenhouse to survey
a route between tlie Lehigh and Susquehanna Rivers for
the l>est location of a canal. He was a founder of the Ju-
hana Library; in 1767 was elected a member of the Amer-
J^-an Philosophical Society, and became one of the first
•Members of the Society for Promoting Agriculture.

William Henry early espoused the cause of the Colonies
agumst Great Britain, and became an active and prominent

92 Sf^ck-h of William Henry, of LaneaMer Co., Pemisylvania.

patriot. Selections from his voluminous correspondence
have been printed in the Penxsylvaxia Magazine. In 1776
he was elected a nioinber of the Assembly, in 1777 of the
Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania, in 1778 wa5 appointed
Armorer of the State and Assistant Commissary-General
of the United States, and in 1784 elected a member of Con-
gress, ser\-ing two terms. During the occupation of Pliil-
adelphia l)y the British army Mr. Henry entertained as his
guests, at his residence on Centre Square, I)a\'id Eitten-
house, the State Treasurer, who used two rooms on the first
floor for his othce ; Thomas Paine, who wrote the lifth Crisis
there; and John Hart. As an ingenious inventor William
Henry enjoyed a well-merited reputation. \^Tiilc on a \^sit
to England in 1759-60 he first became interested in the
application of steam for motive power, in which his experi-
ments were known to Fitcli, Paine, ElJicott, and others.
In 1771 he invented the screw auger.

In the year 1756 William Henry made the acquaintance
of Benjamin West and became his patron. The first figure
picture the yuung artist painted from live models (em-
ployees of Mr. Henry), " The Death of Socrates," is in
the possession of Mr. Granville Henry, of Boulton, and two
portraits of Mr. Henry and w^fe have recently been pre-
sented to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

William Henry married, in January, 1756, Ann, daugh-
ter of Abraham Wood, son of John and Jane Wood, of
Darby, Pennsylvania, and his wife Ursula, daughter of
Philip and Julian Taylor, of Oxford Township, Philadelphia
County. Ann Wood was a granddaughter of John and
Barbara Bevan, of Treverigg, in the parish of Llantrissant,
Glamorganshire, Wales.

Three of William Henry's sons became well-known citi-
zens of the Commonwealth: William, Jr., was a Justice of
the Xorthampton County Courts 1788-1814, and a Presi-
dential Elector 1792; John Joseph accompanied Arnold's
expedition into Canada cia the ^Maine wilderness, sub-
sequently wrote tlie " Campaign against Quebec," and

:<kifcf' of ]Vil/knn ILnn/, of JjancasLcr Co., Fc)ms>jh'ania. 93

l.» v.iino President Judge of the Second Jadiciiil District
4,i Y'run^yW-.una: and Bcnjaniiu West Ilenrv, a pujiil of
'v;ili>ort Stuart, became an. artist of merit, but died voung.

William Henry, wliile attending a session of Congress in
tlio city of Xew York, was stricken v.-itli the disease which
terminated hds life December 15, 1786, at Lancaster.

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