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Peter ANTLE, Sr (b. 1718, d. Abt. 1770)Peter ANTLE, Sr was born 1718 in GERMANY, and died Abt. 1770 in WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA.He married Ann HENRY on 1749 in FREDERICK CO., COLONY OF VIRGINIA, NEAR WINCHESTER.
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Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania
LIST OF FOREIGNERS IMPORTED IN THE SHIP EDINBERGH, JAMES RUSSELL, MASTER.
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Peter came to America in Nov 22, 1752 in Va
Peter Antle's Will,
In the name of God, Amen, I, Peter Antle of the County of Frederick and Colony of Virginia, being through the abundant mercy and goodness of God, through worn in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory,do constitute this my last Will and Testament and desire it may be received by all as such.
I most humbly bequeath my soul to God, my maker, beseeching His most gracious acceptance of it through the all sufficient merits and meditation of my most compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ. I give my body to the earth from whence it was, in the full assurance of its resurrection from thence at the last day....
As to my worldly estate that God has been pleased to endow me with, I will and positively order that all my lawful debts be paid and residue of my estate divided in the manner following....I will and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Ann one hundred and forty five acres of land it being the improved plantation whereon I now live during haer life, except she married. But if she marries she shall posess and enjoy same until my son Peter arrives at the age of twenty-one years, and then he is to have the same for him and his heirs and assigns forever... I will and bequeath all the rest of this tract of land except my wife's part to be equally divided between my two sons Henry and Jacob.
I will and desire that my three sons, Henry, Jacob and Peter Antle pay to my two daughters Christine and Ann the just and full sum of fifty pounds currency of Virginia to be equally divided between them at the time of my sons being at the age of twenty-one years.... I will and bequeath all my personal and movable estate to my well beloved wife during her widowhood. If she marries then to be appraised and equally divided among my five children, only one Red Heifer marked with a slit in the near ear and a hapenny in the right,and also a ewe to be the property of Christine....
I constitute my dear wife Ann Executrix and John Abrell Executor of this my last Will & Testament disannulling all or any other heretofore.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine.
Sealed and Signed
In the presence of us
John Godfrey Peter Antle
The oldest record of the Antill family which originated in Virginia is a December 2,1766 land deed1 obtained by Peter Antle for 436 acres "on the drains of theOpequon Creek" in the upper Shenandoah Valley. Peter - the first known of this clan - purchased this land for £60 from Edmund Lindsey, Jr., who bought it from a John Logan 2 two months earlier, who obtained it as a grant from Lord Fairfax July 1873.
The Antles lived along near Bullskin Run, a tributary of the Shenandoah river. Today this is a hearty but narrow irrigation-sized creek which meanders 7 or 8 miles through area of pleasant vegetable farms and peach orchards. Within sight, to the east, lie the Blue Ridge Mountains; to the west one can just see Northern Mountain, the upper tip of the Shenandoahs. IN JEFFERSON CO., WVA NEAR
SUMMIT POINT, WVA
Wayne Antle had Peter Antle's will, dated 1769, probated 1771.[hendbase.FTW]
!NAME: also found as ANDLE.
!RECORD: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R);;
Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998;; Family History
Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
!DEATH-SPOUSE-CHILDREN: From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.
!CHILDREN-RESIDENCE-WILL: Keith Antle, THE STORY OF THE ANTILLS IN AMERICA; ;
electronic report, compiled/updated Dec 1996 and found at URL http://www.tiac.
net/ftm/protrain/antills/anthist.htm; ; ;
!BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN: Monica Elam to Terry McLean; ; compiled records
- family group sheets; ; ; FILE: Enc #H-072.
BIRTH: gives year of birth as 1727. born in Germany.
[The following information was found on the World Wide Web at URL
http://www.tiac.net/ftm/protrain/antills/anthist.htm] The Story of the Antills
by Keith Antill, December 1, 1996
The oldest record of the ANTILL family which originated in Virginia is a
December 2, 1766 land deed obtained by Peter ANTLE for 436 acres "on the
drains of the Opequon Creek" in the upper Shenandoah Valley. Peter - the first
known of this clan - purchased this land for Ð60 from Edmund LINDSEY, Jr., who
bought it from a John LOGAN two months earlier, who obtained it as a grant from
Lord Fairfax July 7 .
At the time he settled this homestead, Peter and his wife Ann were head of a
full household - parents of three sons: Henry, Jacob, and Peter, and two
daughters: Ruth Ann (called Ann) and Christine, the baby of the family.
The ANTLES lived along near Bullskin Run, a tributary of the Shenandoah
LDS records give conflicting years of birth for the first generation of ANTLE
children, but they probably arrived in the following order: Ruth Ann, Henry,
Jacob, Peter, and Christine and all were probably born between 1751 and 1762.
Like many new arrivals in the area, Peter ANTLE probably supported his family
farming on rented or leased Lord Fairfax land.
... where does Peter fit into the English ANTILL clan? And was he the first
ANTILL in America? He was not.
Some 80 years before the recording of Peter's land deed in Virginia, a young
lawyer named Edward ANTILL, born in Richmond Surrey in 1659, came to America in
1880... Edward's only surviving son - Edward, 2nd - was raised by his father's
client and well-known pirate Giles SHELLEY , who had been unrepentently bailed
from prison by Edward ANTILL Sr.. The childless SHELLEY added his own
significant wealth to the boy's inheritance from his father. Edward Jr.'s son
(Dr.) Lewis added social and political connections to the family's assets,
marrying into the family of New York Lt. Governor COLDEN.
By the mid-18th century, the Colden ANTILLs were a powerful family dynasty,
many of whom where loyalists who would shortly migrate to Australia following
the American Revolution. In that faraway place, descendents of the
Colden-Antills would achieve fame in medicine, arts, and literature. A large and
handsome marble font still exists to this day in Christ Church in modern New
Brunswick, New Jersey, testifying to the family's standing in America before
It is inconceivable that Peter - a cash-poor dirt farmer living on the edge of
civilization - was part of this family. There is not one match between the names
Peter gave his children and the names employed by the CODLEN-ANTILLs in the
hundred years prior.
- Avranches to Quebec: Jean Louis Anctil -
Peter - or his father - were founders of the second ANTILL clan in the United
States , but actually the third one on the continent. In 1734, a Jean Louis
ANCTIL from St-Pari de Duce in Avaranches, Normandie, France settled in
Riviere-Ouelle, a small farming 100 miles east of Quebec city and began a very
extensive clan of ANCTILS. In the late 1800s and early 1900s many ANCTILS from
this branch immigrated throughout Canada and in New Hampshire and upper west of
the United States.
...It is the author's hypothesis that Peter's father is probably Henry AMTILL
of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. The following is my reasoning:
Peter, who starts his own family around 1750, was almost certainly born
between 1710 and 1725, which places the likely birthdate of Peter's father
between 1670 and 1700. There are only six ANTILL males born in England during
this period, and there is evidence that four did not leave England. One of the
remaining two candidates is Thomas, born 1696 or 1700 in Chessington, Surrey, to
Charles ANTILL. Since Peter failed to name any of his three sons Thomas or
Charles, that effectively eliminates this person to my satisfaction.
That leaves Henry ANTILL of Minchinhampton, third son of James ANTIL, head of
England's most prolific ANTILL clan - centered in Horsley England. Henry married
Margery SMITH in 1709, fathered a son James in 1713 (no mother listed) and then
(with son) disappears from his family records.
In Virginia, around 1750, Peter ANTLE names his first son Henry. His second
son is named Jacob; the third son is Peter. The only Antill clan that used
"Jacob" as a name in all of England from 1580 to the mid 1800s is the same
Horsley ANTILL clan - as a nickname for James! In addition, the only Peter
ANTILL in the UK documented by the LDS during this 250 year period is also a
member of the Horsley, Gloucestershire clan (b. 1802).
In addition to this Christian-name pattern, of the first seven surnames that
appear on record with the Virginian ANTLES (witnessing wills, marrying ANTLE
sons) - ABRELLE, ELLEDGE, GODFREY, RIPPETOE, DAWKINS, HINTON, and RIDDLE - all
but RIPPETOE are found in Gloucestershire (the ABRELLEs almost exclusively).
It is the belief of this author, that Henry ANTILL, with young sons James and
Peter left England before 1725 and came to Virginia or South Carolina. I believe
that the Henry ANTILL was travelling with one or both parents of John
RIDDEAU/RIPPETOE who subsequently fathered Will RIPPETOE to whom Peter's oldest
daughter Ruth Ann was married in 1770. To date, however, research has not
unearthed a single record of Henry ANTILL's arrival or existence here.
...Peter's Will (1769)
In the traditional manner, Peter's 1969 will left one third of the family
homestead - 145 1/3 acres - as dowry to his wife Ann, afterwards to pass to his
youngest son Peter. The remaining two thirds of the original lot were
transferred to Peter's older sons Henry and Jacob upon reaching maturity..."
Gedcom from Terry Pickens McLean; Feb 2000; email email@example.com
Not all information proven.
More About Peter ANTLE, Sr:
Burial: 1770, OPEQUEN CEMETERY, OLD GERMAN CURCH, BERKLEY CO., WEST VIRGINIA.
Emigration 1: 22 Nov 1752, SWEAR ALLEGIANCE TO KING.
Emigration 2: 22 Nov 1752, SAILED FROM ROTTERDAM ON THE SHIP "PHOENIX".
Residence: 1752, SETTLED IN THE COLONY OF VIRGINIA AND LIVED THERE UNTIL HIS DEATH.
More About Peter ANTLE, Sr and Ann HENRY:
Marriage: 1749, FREDERICK CO., COLONY OF VIRGINIA, NEAR WINCHESTER.
Children of Peter ANTLE, Sr and Ann HENRY are:
- +Henry ANTLE, Sr, b. Bet. 1753 - 1757, FREDERICK COUNTY, COLONY OF VIRGINIA, NEAR WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA, d. 1805, CUMERLAND CO., OR ADAIR CO., KENTUCKY.