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Dorothy Jones was the daughter of Ellis and Jane Jones, who came to America from either Flint, or Denbigh, Wales, in the ship Submission, Sept., 1682.
From the Log of the Submission:
'Ellis Jones, age 45, Barbara Jones, age 13, Dorothy Jones, age 10, Jane Jones, age 40, Mary Jones, age 12, Isaac Jones, age 4 mos.'
The 'Pennsylvania Historical Magazine,' in a list of names of 'Important Colonists, who came in the Submission,' mentions Ellis Jones. He was a resident of Bucks county, 1684, but did not remain there long, and in the Welsh Tract Purchases his name appears as having purchased one hundred acres in Nantonell parish, Radnor. Barbara Jones married Daniel Pegg, of 'Pegge's Run;' Mary Jones married her cousin Isaac Jones, and Dorothy Jones married Richard Cantrill.Ellis Jones and his family were Quakers and as Richard Cantrill belonged to the Church of England.Dorothy Jones and her husband, Richard Cantrell, were married, to use a Quaker term, 'Out of Meeting' iIn about 1693.
Dorothy Jones Cantrill seems to have been a young lady of considerable spirit and independence of character. She not only married the man of her choice, irrespective of her religious training, but later evidence is found of her love of gayety and society in an old history of Philadelphia, where she figured at a masquerade ball, much to the horror of her more quiet Quaker friends. She seems to have inherited her love of society from her mother, for the name of Jane Jones appears as a witness to the marriage of a great many Quakers of her day, and the Quaker weddings were probably the principal events affording those of that sect an expression to their social instinct.
In 1703 Dorothy Jones Cantrell age 30, was presented to the Grand Jury in Wilmington, Pennsylvania (now Delaware) Court Proceedings for masking in men's clothes the day after Christmas (December 26, 1702), "walking and dancing in the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 o'clock at night."John Simes, who gave the masquerade party, was presented for keeping a disorderly house, "a nursery of Debotch ye inhabitants and youth of this city... to ye greef of and disturbance of peaceful minds and propagating ye Throne of wickedness amongst us."
The will of Dorothy's mother, Jane Jones, relict of Ellis Jones, executed at Phildelphia, Aug. 3, 1730, and recorded at Philadelphia, Dec. 27, 1732, mentions her grandchildren: 'Zebulon Cantril, Joseph Cantril, and Dorothy Cantril,' to each of whom she bequeaths: 'One English shilling, or the value of it in coyn. current.'