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Francis SEARLE

Male Bef 1642 - Bef 1722  (< 79 years)


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  • Name Francis SEARLE 
    Born Bef 15 Nov 1642  Holbeton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 15 Nov 1642  Holbeton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 26 Jan 1722  Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 28 May 1722  Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 28 May 1722  Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975:

      name: Francis Searle
      gender: Male
      christening date: 25 Nov 1642
      christening place: HOLBETON, DEVON, ENGLAND
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      father's name: Francis Searle
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05111-1
      system origin: England-ODM
      gs film number: 917144
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      (2) Potts, Thomas Maxwell, Our Family Ancestors, Canonsburg, PA: Thomas M. Potts, 1895, pp. 315-316, 403:

      Of the Searle family the writer knows but little, having had sparse opportunity for research or inquiry. Among the passengers in the "Paule of London, Leonard Betts, Mr," bound for Virginia, "vj Julij 1635," was one Francis Searle, aged 28 years. These passengers brought with them a Certificate from the minister at Gravesend, of their conformity to the Church of England. Beyond this we have found no further information of him, and know not whether the Francis Searle, who afterward appears in Pennsylvania, was related or not.

      FRANCIS SEARLE . . . was in Pennsylvania, at least as early as 1697, when he and John Carver, on 9 mo. 1, of that year, jointly purchased of Joseph Fisher, Executor of Thomas Terwood, deceased, 200 acres situate in Philadelphia County; and also on 10 mo. 10, 500 acres joining the above, from Silas Crispin, Executor of Thomas Holme, deceased. Searle seems to have sold his share in 1700.

      He eventually settled in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, where he died in 1722. He left a will, from which it appears that his wife's name was Joan. His wife, two sons, Thomas and Arthur, and a daughter, Mary wife Henry Walmsley, survived him.

      CHILDREN OF FRANCIS AND JOAN (_____) SEARLE.

      1 Thomas Searle married Sarah Naylor about 1707[?], as it appears from the following entry in the minutes of Abington Monthly Meeting of Friends, under date of 7 mo. 26, 1709, "A Certificate was granted Thomas Searle in order to proceed in Marriage with Sarah ye daughter of John Nailor." Had children, 1 Grace, 2 Mary.

      2 Mary Searle, m. Henry Walmsley.

      3 Arthur Searle, . . . married a daughter of John and Jane (Cutler) Naylor, but her Christian name has not been learned.

      (3) http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/bucks/wills/willabstbk1.txt:

      INDEX Will Books A and 1 . . .

      SEARLE, FRANCIS Bensalem Twp. May 28, 1722. 1.65.

      1.65. FRANCIS SEARLE of Bensalem Twp., Yeoman.

      January 26, 1721/2. Proved May 28, 1722.

      Wife Joan, rent of 100 acres that son Thomas settled. Son Arthur and dau. Mary, wife of Henry Walmsley, exrs. Grandchildren, Grace and Mary Searle daus. of Thomas. 300 acres in Bensalem to Arthur. 200 acres in Southampton, 28 acres in Bensalem, 200 acres in Horsham and Plantation in Abington Phila. County to daughter Mary Walmsley.

      Wit: Thomas Tomlinson, Joan Tomlinson, Thom. Rodgers.

      Byberry mtg. to choose 2 members to see will fulfilled.
    Person ID I10379  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 

    Family Joan PHILLIPS,   d. Aft 26 Jan 1722, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 17 Jul 1674  Holbeton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Francis SEARLE,   b. Bef 10 Jul 1681, Holbeton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Arthur SEARLE,   b. Bef 4 Dec 1683, Holbeton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Oct 1737, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 53 years)  [natural]
     3. Thomas SEARLE,   b. Bef 13 Jul 1680, Holbeton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1712, Bucks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth SEARLE,   b. Bef 10 Nov 1675, Holbeton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Mary SEARLE,   b. Bef 10 Feb 1677, Holbeton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 22:44:56 
    Family ID F4875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) England, Marriages, 1538-1973: name: FransisSearll birth date: birthplace: age: spouse's name: Joane Phillips spouse's birth date: spouse's birthplace: spouse's age: event date: 17 Jul 1674 event place: Holbeton, Devon, England father's name: mother's name: spouse's father's name: spouse's mother's name: race: marital status: previous wife's name: spouse's race: spouse's marital status: spouse's previous husband's name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M05111-1 system origin: England-ODM gs film number: 917144 reference id:.