Dear Barbara, There are two books written about the Vale family and their decendants. The first one was written by Lydia Anne Vale Leffler and published in 1913. She spent a great deal of money and spoke to many family members to gain her research. In her book it says that Robert Vale was decomissioned from the british Navy as a captain, he became a school teacher in Sadsbury England where he taught Quakers, he was asked to Captain a ship to bring the Quakers over to America by deciples of William Penn, for payment he recieved 1,124 1/2 acres of land in the barrons of Pa. He met a young irish woman who had been robbed of her passage money. When brought before the captain he was impressed with her so much he paid for her passage. Her name was Sarah Buller, later they married at the Warrington Friends Meeting house in what was then York County. I own both books and both tell the same story, let me know if you have any questions.