3.WILLIAM (*)2 SMITH (WILLIAM(*)1) was born January 22, 1668/69 in Wigton, Mo. M. of Friends in Hull Parish, Yorkshire, England, and died October 13, 1743 in Wrightstown, Bucks County, PA.He married (1) AGNESS MARY CROASDALE1 September 20, 1690 in Middleton Meeting, PA1, daughter of THOMAS CROASDALE and AGNESS HATHERWAITE.He married (2) MERCY 1720. Notes for WILLIAM (*) SMITH: When a man becomes a Quaker he lays aside all pomp and glory, as well as pride of ancestry or achievement.However, our William must have been the descendant of well-to-do people, perhaps of the earlier landed gentry, as he came to these shores with considerable money for a Quaker. In 1650 George Gox and associates, the English converts to the Quaker religion were spreading propaganda all over the entire continent.This new form of religion was taking root in spite of the drastic opposition by the Church of England, not among the peasants classes especially, but also among the landed gentry.Wm Penn, son of a wealthy and distinguished father, became an ardent convert.Because of violent objection to this "Society of Friend" by the citizens in general resulting in persecution, Wm Penn conceived the idea of locating a large colony of Englis Quakers in the new country of America.He named the settlement Pennsylvania, not for himself, but for Penn's father; the old Admiral, at the King's request.Pennsylvania was the only Royal grant in America that was purchased with money. A large number of Smith's came into the colony from various localities, some as early as 1682.By 1700 there were almost as many Smiths in the woods of Pennsylvania as there were Indians and a William behind every tree, metaphorically speaking. William Smith seems to have been a surveyor. William came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the Ship "Welcome" Master Robert Greenway, from London, England.They arrived at upland Pennsylvania about the end of the 8th month 1682 with William Penn. According to the late C. Arthur Smith of Bucks County, Pennsylvaniawho spent over 60 years as a genealogist and historian for Bucks County and a descendant of this William Smith. "William Smith came to Pennsylvania as a servant of Phineas Pembleton and after freedom he purchased land in Wrightstown where he later married Agnes Crossdale d/o Thomas and Agnes (Hathornthwait) Crossdale that came to America on the "Lamb".William Smith was the son of William Smith and his wife Jane Wilberfoss who married Nov. 1, 1660 at Kingston Hall upon Hull, Yorkshire, England. William Smith Will - 13 Dec 1740 proved 20 April 1743 Bucks County, PA Wrightstown, Yeoman, Being weak of body etc. Eldest son William Smith five shillings Second son Thomas Smith five shillings, Daughter Margit Pearson my great Bible during her life then to her daughter Mary Person, Daughter Mary Atkinson five shillings, Daughter Sarah Blaker five shillings. Daughter Lidia Heatton five pounds to be paid to her by my son John Smith when he comes into possession of the land hereafter given to him.Som Joseph Smith a lot or piece of land ocntaining six acres near road that leads to Joseph Chapman Son Ralph Smith land lying SW from the above dscribed land Son John Smith land by Joseph Chapman and Abraham Chapman next to John Twinings land and adj. my son William Smith's land. Residue of alnd lying SE unto my two sons Samuel Smith and David Smith. Rest and Residue of my personal estate to my well beloved wife Mary Smith and my two daughters Esther and Elizabeth. Exors: Friends John Penquite and Joseph Chapman Wit: Rachel Penquite, Abraham Chapman, William Chapman Signed William Smith, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Appendix B "BUCKS COUNTY CHURCH RECORDS OF THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES, VOLUMNE 2", by Anna Miller Watring Children of William and mary (Croasdale) Smith, of Wrightstown: Margaret Smith b. 20th day of 8th month, 1691; Mary Smith b. 8th day of 2nd month, 1696; Sarah Smith b. 26th day of 11th month, 1700. Mary Smith, wife of William Smith, was bur. 16th day of 10th month, 1716. "Bucks County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries, Wrightstown Monthly Meeting: Births and Deaths", Volumne 3, by Anna Miller Watring Children of William Smith and his (second) wife, Mercy: Jos. Smith b 1st day of 11th month, 1721/2: John Smith b. 15th day of 11month 1723/4; Ralph Smith b. 28th day of 9th month, 1725; Esther Smith b. 11th day of 9th month, 1727; Elizabeth Smith b. 10th day of 7th month, 1730; Samuel Smith b. 23rd of 8th month, 1733; David Smith b. 25th day of 2nd month, 1736. Smith Wills-Deeds and Family Histories, Vol. 1, by Linda G. Cheek William Smith came in the "Friends Adventure 28th of 7th month 1682 to Maryland to Pennsylvania as servant of Phineas Pembleton and wife Phebe.Emmigrants to PA by Tepper More About WILLIAM (*) SMITH: Fact 1: 1684, Wealthy young Quaker, came to America, 16 years old, following Wm Penn Fact 2: Marriages Presbyterian Church, Churchville, PA Fact 3: William Smith Family Bible, Bucks County, Pa Library Fact 4: Children's births recorded by second wife2 Marriage Notes for WILLIAM SMITH and AGNESS CROASDALE: Middleton Meeting.Quaker records of PA give a full account of the wedding including guest list.Wrightstown Quaker MM Bucks Co. PA.
Children of WILLIAM SMITH and AGNESS CROASDALE are: