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Francis Stanfield

Male 1633 - 1687  (54 years)


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  • Name Francis Stanfield  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1633  Garston, Cheshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 44P8-97 
    Immigration 29 Jul 1683  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ship Endeavor of London, Master George Thorpe 
    Buried Jan 1687  Chester Mtg, Chester Twp, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Nov 1687  Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 7 Mar 1692  Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1710  default
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2009 

    Family Grace Stanfield,   b. 1646, Of Garston, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1691, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1665 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: Ancestral File lists marriage place at "Marple, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA," but this is highly unlikely as their children were all born in England.
    Children 
     1. Sarah Stanfield,   b. 1663, Garston, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1713-1714, Thornbury, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Hannah Stanfield,   b. 1666-1675, Garston, Cheshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James Stanfield,   b. Abt 1668, Garston, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1698-1699  (Age ~ 31 years)
     4. Elizabeth Stanfield,   b. 6 Nov 1670, Marple, Cheshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1697  (Age 26 years)
    +5. Grace Stanfield,   b. 23 Sep 1673, Garston, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +6. Mary Stanfield,   b. 1674, Garston, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +7. Deborah Stanfield,   b. Abt 1680, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1737, West Bradford Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Marple Twp Home [26 Mar 2006]
    Marple Twp Home [26 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the original home of Francis Stanfield at Marple Twp, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania. Although most of the structure has been modernized (new walls, roofing, etc), the internal framing, flooring, and fireplace are original. Taken by Chad G. Nichols
    Marple Twp Home [Interior, 26 Mar 2006]
    Marple Twp Home [Interior, 26 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the original home [interior] of Francis Stanfield at Marple Twp, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania. Although most of the structure has been modernized (new walls, roofing, etc), the internal framing, flooring, and fireplace are original. Taken by Chad G. Nichols
    Marple Twp Home [Interior, 26 Mar 2006]
    Marple Twp Home [Interior, 26 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the original home [interior] of Francis Stanfield at Marple Twp, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania. Although most of the structure has been modernized (new walls, roofing, etc), the internal framing, flooring, and fireplace are original. Taken by Chad G. Nichols

    Documents
    Early Settlement of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Early Settlement of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
    Map of the Early Settlements of Delaware County, Pennsylvania; Lithograph of Bowen & Co., Philadelphia. A map of most of the early settlers circa 1700 to 1750. Various families are identified in the map: Maris, Mendenhall, Pearson, Newlin, Stanfield, & Woodward:

    Concord Twp: Benj Mendenhall, John Mendenhall, Moses Mendenhall, Nicholas Newlin
    Middletown Twp: Thos Woodward
    Thornbury Twp: Richd Woodward Jr
    Marple Twp: Thomas Pearon, Francis Stanfield, James Stanfield
    Springfield Twp: George Maris

    Replica of the original map in possession of Chad G. Nichols

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: Ancestral File lists birth alternative 1668.

      BURIAL: Ancestral File lists burial at Marple Twp, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Marple Twp Home - 003402, 003403, 003404; Chester Mtg - 002795; Chester Mtg Burial Ground - 002796

    2. [S116] Marple Township Historical Society, (Marple Twp, Pennsylvania The society's president is A. Richard Paul as of 15 Mar 2006. The society is currently housed at the Thomas Massey House in Marple.) (Reliability: 3).
      Francis Stanfield obtained the land, 600 acres, from William Penn. Land surveyed 26 Oct 1683 and patented 13 Oct 1685. He was born in Gorton, Cheshire, England between 1630 and 1640. His wife's name was Grace. They arrived from England on the Endeavor, George Thorp Ship Master, 29 Jul 1683. They landed in Philadelphia. Grace was a midwife and was called into Chester County Court as she had helped deliver a stillborn baby of an unmarried girl and the court action was to prove that no foul play had occurred. She died in 1691.
      Grammar corrected and rearranged by Chad G. Nichols

    3. [S112] Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, Launey, John Pitts & Wright, F. Edward, (Lewes, Delaware : Colonial Roots, 1997), P 33 (Reliability: 3).
      Chester Monthly Meeting Births & Deaths: Francis Stanfield, d. about 1692

    4. [S794] History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, The, Ashmead, Henry Graham, (Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co. 1884 [available online at www.delcohistory.org/ashmead/) (Reliability: 3).
      [pp 579-80]
      At the court on the 5th day of the Sixth month, 1684, occurs the first mention of Marple in the records of Chester County, at which time Jonathan Hayes and James Stamfield were appointed tax-collectors "for the Publicke Aid for Marple," and at the same court Thomas Pearson was appointed "Constable and Supervisor for the highway for Marple." In many of the early records the name is spelled Marpool; but Holmes, on his Map of the Improved part of Pennsylvania, gives this township according to the modern spelling, and as the first court record adheres to the same orthography, the word Marpool is doubtless an error. Why the locality was so called is now unknown.
      The great road of Marple, which enters the township at its southern boundary just above the Springfield meeting-house, was laid out in 1683, and ran almost due north through the centre of this district, when it diverged in a westwardly direction, uniting with the West Chester road a short distance south of Newtown line. At the southwestern end of Marple was a tract of three hundred acres, which was patented to George Willard, 22d of Eleventh month, 1684. Richard Maris, a son of George Maris, of Springfield, subsequently became the owner of one hundred and thirty acres of this land, on which he resided, and was assessed for in 1715. The remaining part of the tract was conveyed to Jonathan Coppock, Nov. 4, 1708, but beyond that fact nothing further respecting him is known to the writer. Immediately above the Willard land were three hundred acres, one hundred of which was taken up by Ralph Draycott, Dec. 2, 1689, and two hundred acres by Elizabeth Draycott, Nov. 5, 1690, neither of whom seem ever to have resided on the estate, which passed to Thomas Pearson, Dec. 29, 1697. Tradition states that this Pearson came with Penn in the "Welcome," in 1682, and it was on his suggestion that the name of Upland was changed to Chester. The records of the arrivals of the early immigrants to Pennsylvania, in the possession of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, show that Thomas Pierson, - for so the name is spelled in the list, - was by trade a mason. Margaret, his wife, John, his brother, and Mary Smith, his sister, came from Ponnall-fee, in Cheshire, England, in the ship "Endeavour," of London, arriving in the colony on the 29th of Seventh month (September), 1683, nearly a year after Penn's arrival. Sarah Pearson, the daughter of Thomas, intermarried with John West, and became the mother of Benjamin West, the noted American artist. Mary Smith, the sister of Thomas Pearson, just above his tract, took on rent, Oct. 6, 1683, fifty acres of ground. Through this land and that of her brother the road leading from Upper Providence to Springfield meeting-house was laid out May 2, 1721. Above Mary Smith's land were two hundred and fifty acres surveyed to John Pearson, who came with his brother Thomas, in the "Endeavour," in October, 1683, which subsequently became the property of Robert Pearson. On Oct. 13, 1685, Francis Stanfield, who had purchased prior to leaving England, received a patent for six hundred acres. He settled on this tract prior to the summer of 1684, for, as already mentioned, at the August court of that year he was appointed one of the tax-collectors for Marple. This large estate subsequently was divided into smaller holdings, of which Peter, John, and Joseph Worrall had various-sized plots, as also Joseph and John Rhoads. In 1713 three hundred acres of the Stanfield land became the property of Robert Pearson, who was assessed for it in 1715. Dr. Bernhardus Vanlear, in 1720, acquired two hundred and forty-eight acres of this estate, and here he resided until his death, Jan. 26, 1790, at the extraordinary age of one hundred and four years. His death being largely due to the fact that in 1788, when he was one hundred and two years old, his house was entered by burglars, and because of his refusal to inform them where he had secreted his treasure, cruelly maltreated him. Above the Stanfield tract, on Oct. 27, 1683, three hundred acres were surveyed to Peter and Joshua Worrall. The family of Worrells (for the latter is the modern spelling of the name) are believed to be descendants of Sir Hubert de Warel, who lost three sons at the battle of Hastings, which victory gave to William the Conqueror absolute possession of England. Peter Worrell (or Worrall) was a tanner, from whom the Worrals of Marple are descended; of Joshua, nothing seems now to be known. John Worrall, who settled in Chester township in 1648, came from Oare, Berkshire, England, and as he named one of his children Peter, and Peter called one of his sons John, it would appear that if not brothers, they were at least very nearly related to each other. John Worrall, Peter's son, with Bernhardus Vanlear, early in the last century, went to Germany, and graduated as a physician. Above the Worrall tract were seven hundred and fifty acres surveyed to John and Charles Bevan, June 28, 1684, which was part of the two thousand acres purchased by John Bevan from Penn, in England. It subsequently became the property of Jonathan Hayes, who, on July 30, 1684, received a patent for six hundred acres immediately to the north of the Bevan patent. He was the largest landholder in the township. He was a member of Assembly in 1689, and again in 1697, and one of the justices of the court from 1703 to 1711. In 1715 he was murdered by Hugh Pugh, a millwright, and Lazarus Thomas, a laborer. The trial of the assassins is the first case of homicide known in the records of Chester County.