Richard Cantrill family
I have searched this list extensively, and other places as well, and after sifting through everything, I have come up with the following as the most likely information regarding Richard and his family.I am looking for input as to error and also as to filling in missing pieces.
Richard Cantrill, most likely born 1660 in Derbyshire, England.(Possibly 1666, but less likely.)Died 31 May 1753 in Philadelphia.
Married 5 Mar 1693 in Philadelphia to Dorothy Jane Jones.She was born 1672 in Denbigh, Flint, Wales, arriving in Philadelphia in 1682 on the ship Submission with her family.She was 10 years old at the time.She died 30 Aug 1755 in Philadelphia.
They had five children:(I know there are other numbers listed, but these seem most likely.I am willing to consider other info if we can find some kind of documentary support.)
1- Mary born 1694 in Philadelphia.She died 1 Jun 1695 (some say Jan 6, but I feel better about the June date).I would love to know what caused her death.
2 - Joseph born 1695 in Philadelphia. He died probably sometime after 1753 in Orange County, North Carolina.
3 - Mary, born about 1696 in Philadelphia.She is the one who is most questioned.However, based on the fact that a child was often named after a child that had died, and the fact that the mother of Dorothy named a Mary Price in her will, I have chosen to side with those who think this is probably their child. I could really use some documents on this one.
4 - Zebulon, born 1697 in Philadelphia.
5 - Dorothy, born 1699, in Philadelphia.
I do not have death dates and those would really be helpful.In addition, I have no information as to spouses of these children, other than Joseph, who is my husband's direct line.
There seem to be land records listing Richard in 1692, 1693, 1701, 1702 and again in either 1701 or 1702 when he leased the 3 acres.Other than the mask party in 1703 which caused such a scandal, I have not found any more references to them.Does anyone have more?
I don't want to get into opinions here, but would really like help in trying to find the truth.So many of you have so much info that I am hoping you can help fill in the missing parts.
Someone once told me that genealogy could be about skeletons (just the names, dates and places) or the skeletons could be fleshed out into real people.That is what I am trying to do.I want to know who these people really were and how they lived.
Anyway, thanks for any help.