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Timothy Jessup (b. Bef. November 06, 1651, d. June 20, 1696)Timothy Jessup (son of Thomas Jessup and Mary Mickletwaite) was born Bef. November 06, 1651 in Birdsedge, Yorkshire, England, and died June 20, 1696 in Pollington, Yorkshire, England.He married Mary Parrat on February 27, 1675/76 in Braithwaite-Penefract MM, Yorkshire,England, daughter of James Parrat.
Notes for Timothy Jessup:
Timothy was listed at his christening as illegitimate.This may mean that his parents were not married or that their marriage wasn't recognized by the church.
The family home in Yorkshire, England was called Broomhall located near Sheffield.
Timothy Jessup is listed in Besse's Sufferings in Yorkshire in 1682 as a person imprisoned for not paying tithe or taxes to support the Church of England (because he was a Quaker).He traveled to visit Quaker meetings and was granted money to pay for the travel.
The Yorkshire Friends MM shows that he was listed as a deceased minister and he was listed also as a linen weaver.
Source: Pedigree # 2615 World Family Tree Vol 1 - They list their source as Cleaver
Timothy Jessop, known as "Timothy of Rawcliffe" was baptized at Penistone, Yorkshire Co.,Eng as filius nothus(illegitimate) child of Mary Mickleswaite. His wife, Mary's surname cannot be proved. She has been called daughter of James Parrat of Fishlake, Yorkshire Co. Eng. and the daughter of John of Wales. Perusal of all Parrat records in the Friends House, London, fails to reveal this Mary as a Parrat. Timothy Jessup is listed in Besse's "Sufferings" in Yorkshire in 1682 in a "List of Persons Long imprisoned" in the county. Reason: "For not paying tithes" or the tax to support the Established Church. He was imprisoned two years and nine months. Again in 1690 he was fined 6 shillings for the same offense. The Yorkshire Friends Quarterly Meeting Minutes show him in Penistone in 1694 where he was granted 5 pounds for "his travels to visit Friends Meetings." That same record lists him among the "deceased Ministers" showing his date of death. An inventory of his goods after his death show he was a linen weaver.
The American Jessup family came originally from the Yorkshire Co. area of northern England. It was a prolific family that eventually spread throughout the whole of England and then on to the US and Canada. Tracing the roots under these circumstances is difficult, especially when the first names are repeated over and over again, many times in the same generation. Our Jessup family came to America between 1712 and 1722. They were deeply religious, quiet and unassuming people. They arrived from Birdsedge and Rawclilffe in Yorkshire Co., England and settled in NC where they stayed for several generations before branching out and populating much of the US. Most families had a minimum of eight to ten children. Many of these children carried the names of Timothy, Thomas and William.
Friends Records found in London, England show the following:
"Mary Jessops Testimony concerning her Dear Husband Timothy Jessop, who departed this life 20th of the 6th month 1696"
Something remains upon my Spirit in way of Testimony concerning my dear Husband Timothy Jessup who was a Man that Truly Loved and fear'd the Lord, yea from the time of my very first near Acquaintance with him, I can truly say it was many times as Meat and Drink unto him to do the Will of the Lord and in the Days of his Youth, when the concern of Marriage was betwixt us, his Advice was often to me, that we might live in that in which we could freely give up each other, if the Lord required it of us, and many times we have met and parted and few words past betwixt us, though several house together, but our Hearts were greatly tender'd by the Love of God, which was the Seal of our Unity, by which we were linked together in that Love which no Visible Thing could break. .........................I hope I never forget, but that it may be as an engagement upon me forever to walk humbly before the Lord, that as hitherto he hath been with us, I may still witness him to be helper; and by his Assistance I may be enabled to persevere to the end, and that when time shall be no more, I may lay down my Head in Peace, as this was my dear Companion hath done, who hath finish'd the work appointed for him in faithfulness and is gone to that Everlasting rest, that is prepared with God for the Righteous, So being I was not easy in my mind until I had writ these few lines. I recommend them to my Friends, hoping it may be of service to some, as an encouragement to serve the Lord faithfully. (signed) Mary Jessop. at Rawcliffe 12th mo, 12 day 1696.
More About Timothy Jessup:
Occupation: Quaker minister.
More About Timothy Jessup and Mary Parrat:
Marriage: February 27, 1675/76, Braithwaite-Penefract MM, Yorkshire,England.
Children of Timothy Jessup and Mary Parrat are:
- +Thomas Jessup, b. March 14, 1687/88, Yorkshire, England, d. Bef. October 15, 1744, Perquimans County, North Carolina702.