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Richard Buffington (b. March 30, 1655, d. January 08, 1747/48)Richard Buffington (son of Thomas Buffington and Ann) was born March 30, 1655 in Great Marlow on the Thames, Buckingham, England, and died January 08, 1747/48 in Chester Co. PA.He married Anne Francis.
Notes for Richard Buffington:
Port of Immigration: Salem, New Jersey, 25 November 1675 on the Ship Griffen or Griffith, Captained by John Fenwich. FROM THE BUFFINGTON FAMILY IN AMERICA, by RHAME, PALMER & BUFFINGTON, p 43, "Richard Buffington was a pioneer settler in West Jersey, and signed the West Jersey Compact (officially dated 3 day of March 1676.), Baptist, Baptised Brandywine/Crum Creek Baptist Church in Birmingham, Pa. 26th June 1699. Was first known person to will money to Baptist Church in America.
HISTORY OF CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA BY J. SMITH FUTHEY AND GILBERT COPE, 1881 P 489
Rich. Bobbinghton was listed among the list of tydables at Upland in 1677. In 1679, Richard Buffington and John Grubb purchased a tract of land west of Chester Creek, above Chester, which they called "Hopewell of Kent."
Richard Buffington had a wife, Ann, living in 1695; a wife Frances (widow of John Grubb), living in 1712 and his widow, Alice (Palmer), survived him. He purchased land in East Bradford (in conjunction with William Vestall) in 1696, and removed to that neighborhood within a few years after. Feb 25, 1720-1, he conveyed his lands to two of his sons, Thomas and William, reserving a life interest therein, and this was probably on the eve of his last marriage. He appears to have settled at a later period on 200 acres immediately in the forks of Brandywine, but never owned the land, which, however, his son Joseph afterwards purchased from the heirs of Isaac Norris, of Philadelphia. Richard died in January or February, 1747-8, probably about ninety-four years of age. By his will he gave a legacy of $20 to the Baptist society which met at John Bentley's, in Newlin township.
Children,- - - Ann, m Benjamin Hickman: Ruth, m Ezekiel Harlan; Richard, d. 1741 m Phebe Grubb; Thomas, d. December 1739, m Ruth Cope and Ann _________; William, d. unmarried; John, m Sarah Arnold; Hannah, m Jeremiah Dean; Mary, m Charles Turner; Elizabeth, d. 1748-9, m Peter Collins and John Freeman; Lydia, m George Martin; Abigal, b September 1721, d. April, 1813, m Edward Seed and David Fling; Joseph, d November 17, 1785, unmarried; Alice, d July 19, 1775, m ______McArthur and James Hance.
THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE FOR JUNE 28 TO JULY 5, 1739, CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING: "PHILADELPHIA. - - - - - On the 30th of May past the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Richard Buffington, Senior, to the number of one hundred and fifteen, met together at his house in Chester County, as also his nine sons-and daughters in-law, and twelve great-grandchildren-inlaw. The pld man is from Great Marle, upon the Thames, in Buckinghamshire, in Old England, aged about 85, and is still heart, active, and of perfect memory. His eldest son, now in the sixtieth year of his age, was the first-born of English descent in this province."
Richard Buffington, Jr., married Phebe, daughter of John and Frances Grubb, and settled in West Bradford. His wife was a minister among Friends, and after his death married Simon Hadley, living in the edge of New Castle County. She died 3, 4, 1769, and was buried at Bradford Meeting on the 6th, at the same time that the mother of Humphry Marshall was interred. The children of Richard and Phebe were John, Frances (m to Samuel Osbourne), Phebe, Richard, Samuel, Henry, Catherine, Peter, Nathaniel, Jeremiah, Isaac and Joseph. Richard (3), born 11/23/1715-16, died 2/28/1781, married Mary Bate and Ann (Pyle) Woodward. By the first he had Curtis, Mary and Phebe, and by the second, Richard, Jesse, Ann, and Esther. Richard (4), born 12/18/1750-1, died 11/19/1803, married Rachel Baker, daughter of Richard and Rachael, and their son, the fifth Richard in direct descent, is living in West Marlborough, in his seventy-ninth year.
John Buffington, son of Richard (2), married Elizabeth Way and Jane Thatcher, and died 10/23/1774, leaving several children, of whom Robert, the eldest, was the grandfather of Wilson Buffington, of Unionville, a builder of numerous bridges. Richard, the second son, was a mason, and with his cousin Curtis built the easterly tavern in Marshallton. He left the neighborhood for a time during the Revolution, and his property was confiscated. His brother Jacob, was arrested as a Tory, but escaped from the guards and fled to Prince Edward Island, afterwards to England, but returned to Chester County before his death. Another brother, Joshua, was tried and acquitted.
Joseph Buffington, born 11/27/1803, at West Chester, died 2/3/1872, was for several years president judge of the district composed of Westmoreland, Armstrong and Indiana Counties, in this state. He was the son of Ephraim and Rebecca, and Ephraim was the son of Jonathon, the son of William, supposed son of Thomas, the son of the first Richard.
WILLS OF CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 1713-1748, Jacob Martin p 138-9
BUFFINGTON, RICHARD, E. Bradford, Chester Co.
January 7, 1747/8. February 10, 1747/8. B. 242
Provides for wife Alice. To daughters Hannah Dain, Mary Turner, Elizabeth Freeman and Lydia Martin, a bible worth 30 shillings each. To son William all wearing apparel. To daughters Abigal See & Alice McArthur, a Bible each. To son Thomas' (deceased) heirs 5 shillings. To son Richard's (deceased) heirs 5 shillings. To daughter Ann Hickman's (deceased) heirs 5 shillings. daughter Ruth Harlan's (deceased) heirs 5 shillings. To son John's (deceased) heirs 5 shillings. To son Joseph remainder real and personal estate and if he died without heirs then to daughters Abigail and Alice. To Owen Thomas minister of the Anabaptist Society 20 lbs. in annual payments of 5 lbs. To Richard Kimbel 2-10 lbs.
Executor: son Joseph
Witnesses: Evan Jones, Wm. Bennett, Saml. Grubb.
COMPLETE WILL OF RICHARD BUFFINGTON, FROM BARBARA A. FERRELL, (OHF640 @JUNO.COM)
Port of immigration: Salem County, New Jersey, 25 November 1675 on the ship Griffith or Griffen
captained by John Fenwich.
Occupation: Possible agent for Duke of York. Religion: Baptist. Baptised Brandywine/ Crum Creek Baptist Church in Birmingham, Pa. on 26th day, 6th month, 1699. Also first known person to will money to Baptist church in America.
WILL_RICHARD BUFFINGTON. E. Bradford Township, Chester County, Pa.
Book B p 282 7 Jan 1747/8. 16 Feb. 1747
Wife- One room at the n.e. corner of the house with the cellar under it and 5 pounds a year and firewood sufficient for on fire brought convenient and one milch cow reasonably kept without any cost to her, one feather bed the one I now lieth on with suitable furniture as now is on case of drawers that stands in the said room and one walnut chest that stands in the house and forty shilling to buy other furniture with, during her widowhood. Only the feather bed and furniture and one case of drawers and chest and forty shillings worth of furniture as before mentioned forever.
Hannah Dain one bible worth thirty shillings,
Mary Turner one bible worth thirty shillings,
Elizabeth Freeman one bible of thirty shillings price,
Lida Martin one bible worth thirty shillings,
William Buffington all my wearing apparel,
Abigal Seed one bible worth thirty shillings,
Alice McArthur one bible worth thirty shillings and a horse named Roan,
Thomas Buffington deceased heirs five shillings,
Ann Hickman deceased heirs five shillings,
Ruth Harlan deceased heirs five shillings,
Richard Buffington deceased heirs five shillings,
John Buffington deceased heirs five shillings,
Joseph Buffington remainder of estate; real and person whatsoever and wheresoever if Joseph dies without heirs my will is that his portion shall descend to my two daughters Abigal and Alice equally. Owen Thomas minister of the Anabaptist society held at John Bentley's in the township of Newlin and county aforesaid 5 pounds. To the society before mentioned twenty pounds to be paid in the following manner, 5 pounds to be paid four years after my deceas, five pounds the ensuing year, five pounds more the ensuing year and five pounds the next ensuing.
Richard Kimbol two pounds ten shillings.
Executor: Joseph Buffington
Tax Records: 1677 Rich Bobbington Upland, Pa.
1715 Richard Buffington 0 pounds 5 shillings od Brandywine
1726 Richard Buffington W Bradford
1729 Richard Buffington Bradford
1675 Fenwick Colony, New Jersey
3 March 1676 signed West New Jersey Compact
1683 Chester Twp. Pa.
1687 Chichester Twp., Pa.
1729 Aston, Delaware Co. Pa.
Owned Land: "Hopewell of Kent Lomaca."
"Request of Henry Hasling and Rich'd Buffington prefer'd by John Brislow requesting a tytle to their land, the bought, quantity 400 ac's in the County of Chester" Minute Book D 1689/90.
"Tis therefore granted that she (M. Goodson, widow) shall have new warrant for taeing up the s'd land, w'ch she request maybe in 3 sevl parcels of 500 a's each, 2 to Ezekiel Harlan and the other to Richard Buffington" Book G 1707.
1679 Richard Boveington and John Grubb, sw side of Upland Creek of John Test who got it from Albert Hendrix (11/25/1769)
Children of Richard Buffington and Anne Francis are:
- +Elizabeth Buffington, b. 1689, Chester Co. PA, d. March 20, 1748/49, PA.