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Jeremiah Williams (b. August 22, 1683, d. March 15, 1766)Jeremiah Williams (son of Joseph Williams and Lydia Olney) was born August 22, 1683 in Providence, RI, and died March 15, 1766 in Nockamixon, Bucks County, PA.He married (1) Philadelphia Masters on April 01, 1708 in Flushing or Westbury, Kings County,L.I.,NY, daughter of George Masters and Mary Willis.He married (2) Mary Newbury on November 09, 1716 in Newport Mtg, Newport, Rhode Island.
Notes for Jeremiah Williams:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: Philadelphia Masters and Jeremiah Williams genealogy
Thanks for the e-mail. You bring up some very interesting questions...
Let me provide you with a bit of what I have been using to present Jeremiah Williams of NYMM as moving to Hunterdon, NJ and Bucks, PA.
NYMM Source: The Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy Vol. III (1750-1930) http://www.longislandgenealogy.com/Quaker/nymthlymeet347.html
This link provides a scan of Hinshaws book. Jeremiah is listed in the bottom left column and continued on the upper right column. I have only looked at the index for this book.
History of Bucks County, PA by Davis
This link is his bio of the Williams family. I know this is not a primary source, but it does provide a bunch of good information.
I was at the PA Archives in Harrisburg last November and came across Jeremiah Williams original deed for his land in Bucks County. But I don't think it mentioned anything about where he lived prior to Hunterdon, NJ/ Bucks, PA.
Jeremiah's Grist Mill
This news story mentions the grist mill Jeremiah had in NY, before he came to NJ/PA. You can also find information on the mill at this page:
Jeremiah's will abstract information from Book 3 Index
WILLIAMS, Jeremiah.Nockamixon.June 6, 1766.3.143.
"These wills were abstracted under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in the early 1900s.Copies of these abstracts were made available to various libraries in Pennsylvania and microfilm copies made by the Genealogical Society of Utah (LDS)."
Jeremiah was received by the Philadelphia MM. I was given this from a book about removals and receptions in the Philly MM.
From Page 40
"Jeremiah Williams, unmarried, from Monthly Meeting on Rhode Island, dated 12 month 26, 1706.Received 1 month 28, 1707."
I have yet to check the RI MM minutes. These are available through the LDS. They should mention his removal and hopefully when he was first received!
I hope this helps give you a picture of where I've gotten my information. I would enjoy continuing to correspond with you to see if we can find some strong documentation to show Jeremiah's moving about!
I believe Joseph Williams to be the son of Robert Williams, who came over with the Winthrop fleet in 1630. Robert came over with Thomas Harris/Williams. The guy couldn't figure out which surname he wanted to go by...Here is Robert's will:
Below is the abstract from the Thwing Collection on CD regarding Robert Williams.
MISC Old Goodman
SPOUSE 1641 Joseph 1643 Phoebe m John Eglin 1645 Benjamin OCCUPATION Ferryman EVENT March 28, 1641 28(1)1641 admitted to be a townsman. (TR 2:68).
29, 1677 Robert Williams, allowed 49 bushels of Indian corn and 3 rates for the year past for receiving and delivering grain. (TR 7:114). 1674 appears on tax list under Greenwood 1. (TR 1).
DEED November 27, 1648 27(9)1648 Robert Williams, house near the Ferry, next Christopher Lawson. (SD 2:214). October 8, 1706 Estate of Robert Williams:
Phebe Eglin, widow of John (tailor), and Abraham Pullen (hatter) and wife Mary, and Margaret Martyn, widow, and Phebe Eglin, maiden, deed to James Freeman (brewer) land formerly Robert Williams', North End; land Mr. Ruck S.E., Benjamin Williams and heirs of Capt. Thomas Berry N.W., highway N.E., heirs of Capt. Berry S.W. (SD 23:79). Commercial St., near the Ferry, S.E.
WILL October 12, 1677
PROBATE June 30, 1677 June 30, 1678 Robert Williams: Ex.: Joseph Williams, son. Legatees: Joseph Williams, eldest son land on which his house stands & the right to a passageway between house which I now live in & his brother Benjamin's house also I give him a six foot way in front of his door also I give him 1/3 of my beach below the way which is below my house & his part to be the middle part of said beach of wharf. To son Benjamin Williams all the land below his house down to the highway with 1/3 of the beach or wharfs. To my daughter Phoebe Eglow & her children my house with 1/3 part of the beach or wharfe which belongs to me which part is next to Mr. Rucks wharfe & fourteen feet of ground from the higher end of my house. To my son Joseph's eldest son & to my son Benjamin's eldest son all my right to that land which is above the land givento my son Joseph. To my granddaughter Mary Eglow all my land above the well not before granted. If any remains after all my are paid I give 1/2 to my daughter Pheobe & the other 1/2 to my two sons Joseph & Benjamin. (SPR 6:321).
The following research compiled by Lynn Tinsleythisley@npact.net
Name: Jeremiah Williams
Birth: 22 AUG 1683 in Providence, Rhode Island
Death: 15 MAR 1766 in Nockamixon, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania
Burial: MAY 1766 Kingswood Mtg Cem, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey
Note: 28th day, 1st month 1707: certificate for Jeremiah Williams from Rhode Island read and approved.
Note: 30th day, 11th month 1707/1708: Anthony Morris on behalf of Jeremiah Williams (who has removed from this place to New York) requests a Certificate.
Note: (The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Volumes 1-39
Note: Volume VI, Early Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Page 212, 216)
Note: Flushing minutes say he had certificate of clearness from other marriage engagements from both Rhode Island and Philadelphia meetings.
5 Jul 1715: 3m, 5d, 1715 Jeremiah purchased a mill property at Hempstead Harbor, Nassau Island, Queens Co, New York from John Robinson. Married 7m, 11d, 1716 Mary Newbury, daughter of Walter Newbury & Anne Collins & widow of Jedidiah Howland.
Note: Marriage Certificate:
Whereas, Jeremiah Williams, late of New York, but now of Hempstead in Long Island, and Mary Howland, widow and relict of Jedidiah Howland, of Newport, in Rhode Island, Having declared their intention of taking each other in Marriage before
severall Publick Meetings of the people commonly called Quakers in said Rhoad Island, according to the Good order used among them whose proceedings therein after a deliberate consideration thereof with regard unto the righteous law of God and
example of his people recorded in the Scriptures of Truth in that case were approved by the said Meetings, they appearing clear of all others and Having consent of parents and other concerned.
¶ Now these are to certifie all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing of their said Intentions this eleventh day of the Seventh month called September in the year according to the English, one thousand seven hundred and sixteen
they the said Jeremiah Williams and Mary Howland appearing in a publick assembly of the People and others met together for that purpose in their Publick Meeting place at said Newport and in a solemn manner, he the said Jeremiah Williams taking
the said Mary Howland by the hand did openly declare as followeth:
Friends, in the fear of God and before this assembly whom I desire to my witnesses I take this my friend Mary Howland to be my wife promising through the Lord's assisstance to be to her a faithful and loving husband till death separate us. And
then and there in the said assembly the said Mary Howland did in like manner declare as followeth: Friends, in the fear of God and before this assembly whom I declare to be my witnesses I take this my friend Jeremiah Williams to be my husband
promising through the Lord's assistance to be to him a faithful and loving wife till death separate us. And the said Jeremiah Williams and Mary Howland as a further consideration thereof did then and there to these presents set their hands.
¶ And we whose names are hereunto subscribed being present among others at the Solemnizing of their said Marriage and subscription in manner aforesaid as witnesses hereunto have to these presents subscribed our names the day and year above
Note: JEREMIAH WILLIAMS,
Note: MARY WILLIAMS
Witnesses - Johannah Mott, Elizabeth Whartenby, Jacob Mott, Mary Wing, William Barker, Hannah Brinley, Bethia Folger, Ann Kay, Clarke Rodman, Susanna Freeborne, Ephraim Hicks, Katherine Hull, Thos. Leach, Hannah Hull, Samuel Collins, Thomas
Rodman, John Headly, Thomas Borden, Ruth Fry, Peter Easton, John Stanton, Junr., Dorcas Easton, Samuel Buffum, Johannah Leach. Thomas Hicks, Susannah Hicks, John Hull, Junr., Mary Caine, Deliverance Cornell, Abigail Hicks, Elizabeth Borden,
Rebecca Bennett, Hope Borden, Ann Redwood, Alice Borden, Sarah Redwood, Mary Borden, Mary Stanton, Thomas Rodman, John Easton, Walter Newberry. William Anthony, Ann Cranston, John Wanton. Justice, Elizabeth Bordens, George Cornell, Leah
Newberry, Joseph Borden, Ann Richardson, John Borden, Martha Cornell, Thos. Richardson, Patience Anthony, Patience Redwood, Hannah Fry, Sarah Newberry, Sarah Borden, Ann Newberry, Bienham Stanton, A. Redwood, Catherine Clarke, Ann Clarke,
Hannah Rodman, Katherine Sheffield.
After marrying the widow Howland, Jeremiah resided at Hempstead, Long Island where he operated a mill and store. In 1743 the family removed to Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, residing near Quakertown. Jeremiah was involved in the establishment of
the Monthly Meeting in 1744 and chosen elder. In 1758/59 Jeremiah and his extended family removed to Nockamixon Township, Bucks Co, PA. The 500 acre tract that they purchased was bounded to the east by the Delaware River.
Note: 8 Apr 1746: Applications for Warrant for 20 a. adjoining his other land at Nockamixon in Bucks Co.
Note: Died at the home of his son, Benjamin.
Will: Jeremiah Williams, of Nockamixon, Yeoman. 1st mo., January 23, 1760. Proved June 6, 1766. Wife Mary and Son Benjamin, exrs. Daus. Hannah Doughty. Anne Woods, Martha Hill, and Dau. Mary. Wit: Christian Weaver, John Moore, and Henry
Heite. Letters granted to Benjamin. Book 3, page 143
Note: Estate file #01193 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7
Change Date: 31 DEC 2004
Father: Joseph Williams b: 12 DEC 1643 in Providence, Rhode Island
Mother: Lydia Olney b: 1645 in Providence, Rhode Island
Marriage 1 Philadelphia Masters b: 14 MAY 1684 in Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania
Married: MAR 1707 in Flushing Mtg, Queens Co, New York
Joseph Williams b: 15 MAY 1710 in Long Island, New York
Hannah Williams b: 8 NOV 1711 in Queens Co, New York
Marriage 2 Mary Newbury b: 1691 in Newport, Rhode Island
Married: 9 NOV 1716 in Newport Mtg, Newport, Rhode Island
Ann Williams b: 17 JUN 1719 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Walter Williams b: 17 DEC 1720 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Benjamin Williams b: 4 NOV 1722 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Mary Williams b: 26 NOV 1724 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Jeremiah Williams b: 18 MAY 1726 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Lydia Williams b: 6 FEB 1729/1730 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Martha Williams b: ABT 1731 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Name: The Story of the Arndts
Name: Call Number: R929.2 A747a
Name: Christopher Sower Company. Philadelphia. 1922.
Name: Long Island Genealogies, COMPILED BY MARY POWELL BUNKER, Munsell's Historical Series no. 24., ALBANY, N. Y., JOEL MUNSELL'S SONS, PUBLISHERS. 1895.
Name: History of Bucks County, PA, Volume l & II, Bucks County Genealogies
Name: originally prepared under the editorial supervision of Warren S. Ely and John W. Jordan and published as Volume III of "History of Bucks County Pennsylvania, second edition, New York & Chicago, 1905
Name: reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, Baltimore, MD, 1975, 1992, 1994, 1999
Name: THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.
Name: from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1876 and 1905 editions
Name: Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks
Name: Clarence V. Roberts
Name: Originally published Phila, PA 1925
Name: Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, MD 1975, 1995, 2000
Name: Library of Congress 75-4008
Name: Abstracts of Bucks Co, PA, Wills, 1685 - 1785
Name: Author: F. Edward Wright
Name: Bucks County, PA, wills executed 1685-1785, originally abstracted under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Name: Bucks Co Register of Wills
Name: Bucks Court House
Name: Doylestown, PA
More About Jeremiah Williams:
Burial: May 1766, Kingswood Mtg Cem, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey.
More About Jeremiah Williams and Philadelphia Masters:
Marriage: April 01, 1708, Flushing or Westbury, Kings County,L.I.,NY.
More About Jeremiah Williams and Mary Newbury:
Marriage: November 09, 1716, Newport Mtg, Newport, Rhode Island.
Children of Jeremiah Williams and Philadelphia Masters are:
- +Hannah Williams, b. November 08, 1711, probably Westbury, L.I., d. date unknown.
- Joseph Williams, b. May 15, 1710, d. date unknown.
Children of Jeremiah Williams and Mary Newbury are:
- Ann Williams, b. June 17, 1719, d. date unknown.
- Walter Williams, b. December 17, 1720, d. date unknown.
- Benjamin Williams, b. November 04, 1722, d. date unknown.
- Mary Williams, b. November 26, 1724, d. date unknown.
- Jeremiah Williams, b. May 18, 1726, d. date unknown.
- Lydia Williams, b. February 06, 1729/30, d. date unknown.
- Martha Williams, b. Abt. 1731, d. date unknown.