Much of this information is from a family reunion in 1933.There is more information. Someday I'll get the rest of it written out.
1.Peter BECKETT (1717-21 of 8th month, 1775) son of Peter (c1670-3 1st month,1736 [age abt 66 years]I have his will) and Anne (c1684-26 5th month, 1747 [age 63]) Beckett, m. Elizabeth CHORLEY (1721-1 of 12th month, 1793) daughter of John Chorley and Elizabeth Hancockin Newton Mtg House, Chester, Cheshire, England.Settled with his family in Philadelphia.John Chorley was the son of Alexander Chorley and Elizabeth Mercer, and Elizabeth Hancock was the daughter of John Hancock.They married 1,4th month 1703.
Among their children were the following .
Samuel BECKETT Sr. (see #2 below)
Sarah BECKETT (15 9th month 1745-?) m. Jesse THOMAS of Merion, Montgomery Co., PA.Moved to Pelham, Welland, Ontario.
Stephen BECKETT 15?of 3rd month, 1748
2.Samuel BECKETT Sr. (b. 24 of 10th or 8th month 1743 in Rudheath, Chester, Cheshire, , England died 30 11th month, 1812.)m. Hannah Key (b. 25 3rd month 1746, d. 7 of 3rd month 1832) daughter of William Key (-1774) and Mary Faucett (?-24 3rd month, 1796) daughter of John and Grace Faucett.Samuel).Lived in Woodbury NJ, Philadelphia PA, Toronto, Niagara, and finally in 1799 Effingham (Pelham Township), Welland, Ontario..
(most of the following is from a family reunion in 1933)
They had the following children:
Faith BECKETT b. 26 11th month, 1768, d. 4 10th month 1775
William BECKETT b. 1 6th month 1770, d. 7 3rd month, 1843
m. (1) Sarah Laird (2) Hannah Wilkson
Peter BECKETT b. 5 8th month, 1772, d. 27 11th month 1848
m. (1) Mercy Brotherton (2) Hannah Taylor (widow Fell)
Stephen BECKETT b. 12 8th month 1774, d. 19 8th month 1774
Sarah BECKETT b. 27 7th month 1775 d. 6 7th month, 1776
John BECKETT b. 27 1st month 1777. d. 6 7th month 1779
Samuel BECKETT Jr. b. 7 4th month, 1779, d. 8 6th month 1844 m. Eunice Bradshaw
Stephen BECKETT Sr. b. 29 7th month, 1781, d. 25 11th month 1862
m. (1) Sarah Bradshaw (2) Anna Taylor
Elizabeth BECKETT b. 24 11th month 1783, d. 26 9th month 1784
Hannah BECKETTb. 20 4th month 1786, d. 19 10th month 1875 m. John Haight (3rd wife)
Edwood Chorley BECKETT 18 2nd month 1788 m. Mary Hill
3.Stephen BECKETT Sr. was born 29 7th month 1781 d. 25 11th month, 1862He m. (1) Sarah BRADSHAW daughter of Amos Bradshaw and Adah Day. B. 1792, d. 1815 after a short but severe illness married Anna TAYLOR, b. 13 10th month 1797, d. Feb 5, 1870 daughter of Samuel TAYLOR and Anna BIRDSALL.
They had the following children:
Samuel BECKETT b. 2 1st month 1813 m. Mary Jane Ward(Samuel must be Sarah’s child)
John BECKETTb. 2 6th month, 1819 m. Susan Mc Master
Elizabeth BECKETTb. 8 of 1st month, 1821, Canada.m. Edward Lossing
Sarah BECKETTb. 5 12th month, 1822, Canada.m. William Richardson
William BECKETTb. 8 6th month, 1824, Canada.m. Eliza Collins
Whitson BECKETTb. 30 11th month 1826 in Pelham, Welland Co,m. Anna C. Manson
Alfred BECKETTb. 13 6th month, 1830,m. Mercy Ward
Joseph Hume BECKETT4 1st month, 1833, m. Lucy Maria Wightman (Paxton?)
Anna Taylor BECKETTb. 27 1st month 1835, Canada.m. William Henry Snure.
Catharine BECKETTb. 1 4th month, 1839m. David James Miller.
Here are the notes for Samuel Beckett and EuniceBradshaw:
I find Sam’l & Eunice lived at Effingham—miller & farmer (John Vanderburgh’s place)
Their children were:
Wm. Married Mary Ann Brady
Geo. M. Betsy Sutherland
Peter (Chippawa) Jane Haney
Hannah died in old Home spinster
George is great grandfather of Esther
George Beckett & Betsy Sutherland
Children were Laura died when baby, George & Rolph
George m. Betsy Weasoner
Children Laura, Esther, Wilbur, Ella, Roscoe
Rolph married Mercy Wilson
Children Walter died young, Wallace & Florence, Edgar