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Male Abt 1692 - Bef 1753  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name Francis PINCHER 
    Born Abt 1692  Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN FW3M-8L 
    History Member of the "70 Families" Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 17 Sep 1753  Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) One of the reasons that it has been difficult to trace Francis PINCHER is that his surname was spelled in various ways. His correct surname might have been FINCHER, PINCHER, TENCHER, TINCHER, TINCKER, TINKER, etc. Future research may determine the correct spelling of his surname. See Dorsey, Lois Tincher, The Tincher Tribe and Caesar's Tencteri Tribe, Chicago, IL: Adams Press, 1974, FHL US/CAN Film 1036800, Item 2.

      (2) Tracey, Grace L. & Dern, John P., Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721-1743, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987, p. 87:

      John Willson, Nathaniel Thomas, John Haitt, Jr., John Peteate, George Robinson, Robert Luna, Luke Emelen, Francis Pincher, John Frost, George Hobson and John Calvert were other Quakers who moved through Maryland to Pennsylvania. [Note: Should this read "from Pennsylvania through Maryland."?]

      (3) O'Dell, Cecil, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1995, pp. 135-136:


      Francis Pincher probably lived on the land which he had surveyed by Robert Brooke on 26 December 1734. He received a patent from the Colony of Virginia on 12 November 1735 for this tract located on the side of Opequon Creek at the mouth of Evans Run and where present-day West Virginia Highway 9 crosses the Opequon. Francis and his wife Sarah sold this tract on 18 November 1736 to John Vanmeter. . . .

      Pincher was one of 12 witnesses of the inventory ?found with a strange man drowned in Potomack River and taken upon the 17 August 1738.?

      A Francis Pincher received another ?Virginia Land Patent? for 236 acres on Muddy Creek in Augusta County, Virginia on 5 March 1747.

      The Last Will and Testament of Francis Pincher was proved in open court in Rowan County, North Carolina on 17 September 1753 with Sarah Pincher as Executrix.

      (4) Frederick County, Virginia, Hopewell Friends History [database online], Orem, UT:, 1997:

      In the State Land Office at Richmond are to be found recorded in Book 16, pages 315-415, inclusive, the patents issued to the settlers who came to the Shenandoah Valley under authority of the Orders in Council made to Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan. All bear date of November 12, 1735, and recite that the grantee is one of the seventy families brought in by them, and excepting location and acreage, are alike in wording and conditions, and are signed by William Gooch, Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony at that time. . . .

      These patents were issued under the seal of the colony and were grants from the Crown, free of any obligation of feudal services to the Fairfax family, who claimed the land as lords proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia. The sixth Lord Fairfax, who later established his home at Greenway Court near Winchester, instituted many suits against early settlers in the Shenandoah Valley, but it does not appear that any Friend who claimed under Ross and Bryan was ever ejected from his land.

      Although it is specifically stated that seventy families have been "by them brought in to our said Colony and settled upon the Lands in the said Order mentioned," only thirty-six patents issued to thirty-four grantees have been found. The names of these grantees are here given, together with sundry information gathered from the minutes of various Friends' meetings, from the records of the counties of Orange and Frederick in Virginia, and Chester County, Pennsylvania. . . .

      Francis Tencher [sic], 150 acres on Middle Creek in Berkeley County, now West Virginia. In Orange County, Va., deed book 1, pages 384, 386, appear lease and release of November 18 and 19, 1736:

      "ffrancis Pincher of Orange County and Sarah his wife to John Van Metre of same in con. of twenty pounds for tract lying on Opecken Creek on the West Side of Sharundo river containing one hundred acres granted by patent to said ffrancis Pincher November 12, 1735, beginning at a white oak on the West side of Opeck Creek and running thence up the several courses of the same 346 poles agt. an island in the said run," . . . Signed with his mark. Witnesses: James Porteus, Charles Stevens, Thos Postgate, John Bramham. Proved November 25, 1736, on oaths of James Porteus, Charles Stephens, and John Braham.
    Person ID I9733  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 

    Family Sarah (PINCHER) 
     1. Samuel TINCHER,   b. Abt 1718, Worcestershire, England? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1791, Greenbrier County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 09:55:40 
    Family ID F4834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart