Bucks County PA Records: Hayhurst, Croasdale
I have been spending a lot of time recently researching Quaker records. I am currently working on the surnames Hayhurst and Croasdale . Those are some of my ancestors who came over from Lancashire England to live in America where they felt they might freely express their political and spiritual beliefs.
While I continue to assemble the article I thought I wolud post some of the records that I have come across which might be of some help to other researchers.
THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER XI, MIDDLETOWN, 1692. from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1876 and 1905* editions..
Among the earliest settlers who came with children were: Nicholas and Jane Walne, three, Thomas and Agnes Croasdale, six, Robert and Elizabeth Hall, two, James and Ann Dilworth, one, William and Mary Paxson, one, James and Jane Paxson, two; James and Mary Radcliff, four, Jonathan and Anne Scaife, two, Robert and Alice Heaton, five, Martin and Anne Wildman, with six children. John Eastburn came from the parish of Bingley, county of York, with a certificate from Bradley meeting, dated July 31st, 1684. Johannes Searl was in Middletown prior to 1725, from whose house a road leading to Bristol was laid out that year. Before 1700 Thoms Musgrove owned 500 acres in the township, patented to Hannah Price, and afterward came into the possession of Thomas Jenks.
[One branch of *] the Croasdales are descended from Ezra and Ann [Peacock*], who married in 1687, through Jeremiah, Robert, and Robert second, on the paternal side, and on the maternal from William, son of James and Jane Paxson; born 1633, came to America in 1682, and married Mary Packingham. Robert M. Croasdale, deceased in the female line, was descended through the Watsons, Richardsons, Prestons, etc.
Among the earliest marriages in Middletown were: Henry Baker to Mary Radcliff, 1st month, 7th, 1692; Edmund Bennett to Elizabeth Potts, 1st month, 8th, 1685; Walter Bridgman to Blanch Constable, 1st month, 5th, 1686; John Otter to Mary Blinston, 2d month, 7th, 1686; Abraham Wharley to Damarias Walley, 6th month, 8th, 1687; Thomas Stackhouse to Grace Heaton, 5th month, 5th, 1688; William Croasdale to Elizabeth Hayhurst, 6th month, 12th, 1689.
1.22. WILLIAM CROSDALE of Town of Bristol. 1st mo., 30th day, 1715. Proved January 10, 1715. Grandson William Hill. Daughter Agnes Hill, extx. Son-in-law Richard Hill. Sis. Mary Smith's 8 children, Sis. Alice Pott's 10 children, Sis. Bridget Cougill's 4 children, Bro. John Croasdale's (December'd.) 2 daus. Money in hands of William Bleakey to People called Quakers at Bristol Meeting. George Clough and John Hall to have care of same. Brother-in-law John Cutler and David Potts. Balance between me and Bro. Wm. Smith to Elizabeth Smith. Bal. between me and Marrah Wildman to her daughter Ruth Croasdale. Wit: Joseph Bond, James Moon, and William Atkinson.
Research of the Clark Family David married Alice Croasdale, youngest daughter of Thomas and Agnes (Hathornthwaite) Croasdale, 1 mo. 22, 1693-94. In 1695 he purchased 150 acres of land in Bristol Township, Philadelphia. He afterwards sold 50 acres of this tract, retaining 100 acres upon which he seems to have spent the remainder of his life as a farmer. He was a man of good standing in the community, and was a Member of the Provincial Assembly from Philadelphia County for the years 1728, 1729 and 1730. 245
Alis Croasdale Year: 1682 Place: Pennsylvania Family Members: Wife Agnes; Child Alis; Child Bridget; Child John; Child Elizabeth; Child Mary; Child William Source Publication Code: 248 Primary Immigrant: Croasdale, Thomas Annotation: List of the ships of Penn's "First Adventure" and dates of arrival at Delaware Bay and Pennsylvania, 1681-1682; one in 1681 and 22 in 1682. Also in no. 8370, Sheppard, pp. 27-67, with corrections and additions, pp. 68-69. Source Bibliography: BALDERSTON, MARION. "William Penn's Twenty-Three Ships, with Notes on Some of Their Passengers." In The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, vol. 23:2 (1963), pp. 27-67. Page: 52
Encyclopedia of Am. Quaker Genealogy vol 2, pg 825, Croasdale 1693,11,26. Alice ltm David Potts
land Patenet records PA, Book A no 4- Aug 1702 - july 1715 14 jun 1712 pg 200 Cowgill ,John from Thomas Croasdell 232 acres in Bucks Co Pa ,orig pat 21 Jun1692. .
Will of Mara Chapman Wildman Croasdale, 2.91. Mara Wildman, of Middletown, Widow. 5th mo., 8th day, 1746. Proved October 21, 1747. Son Thomas Croasdale and his dau. --- Croasdale. Daus. Agnes Warner, Mercy Jenks, and Elizabeth Woolston. Gr.daus. Mary Warner, Mary Jenks, and Mary Woolston. Abrm. Chapman and Jos. Chapman, exrs. Wit: Ralph Lee, John Chapman, and William Chapman.
Diary of Agnes Croasdale, 322. Agness Mary Croasdale (Thomas, 391) (A2,033). Born, 31 Aug 1669,in Newah, Yorkshire, England. Died, 15 Oct 1716, in Bucks Co., PA.Death(2): 16 Jan 1716/7, in VA. Immigration: 1682, in "The Welcome", with Penn.From McCracken's Welcome Claimants Proved & Doubtful" sent by Kay Roth.:"She came with her family to America in 1682 on The Lamb..."She is buried in the old graveyard at Logtown (Penn's Park). (Gen. of William Smith)She married William Smith (321) (A2,032).
MIDDLETOWN MONTHLY MEETING. MARRIAGES, 223 12 16 1708 Hayhurst Alice and Henry Nelson. 11 20 1731 Hayhurst Elizabeth and John. Linton. 2 10 1690 Hayhurst Elizabeth and William Croasdill.
9 13 1798 Hayhurst Joseph and Ann Drake. 4 17 1703 Hayhurst Margery and John Cutler. 2 24 1722 Hayhurst Mary and Mathew Wildman. 9 26 1771 Hayhurst Mary and William Carter. 5 20 1779 Hayhurst Rebecca and Abel Spencer. 10 17 1702 Hayhurst William and Rachel Radcliff.
II CUTHBERT4 HAYHURST,III**** (CUTHBERT HAIRST/3, WILLIAM HAIRST/2, CUTHBERT1 HAIRST,I****) was born 1632 in Easington, Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England, and died March 05, 1682/83 in Neshaminy, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married MARY RUDD* October 18, 1666 in Easington,Yorkshire, England, daughter of EDWARD RUDD and UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1641 in Knowmeare, Yorkshire, England, and died September 24, 1686 in Neshaminy, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania.
Notes for II CUTHBERT HAYHURST,III****:
SOUR HAIRST or HAYHURST--Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pa, Vol.
275, Philadelphia, 1910.Society of Pennsylvania.Busch Ancestry, by Miers Busch and Henry Paul, Vol, IV, p. 149.A Hayhurst Genealogy, p. 6-15.
He and his family were members of Bolland Meeting of Worship and Settle Monthly Meeting. He and Mary arrived on the "Lamb" from Liverpool. The name is spelled "Hairst" and "Hearst" in various sources. Extensive files in the Pennsylvania Historical Society in Philadelphia contain information on Cuthbert's passionate defense of his religious beliefs and his coming to America with Penn's settlers in 1682. These papers include various source references, both in England and in America.
The Compendium of American Genealogy says "...purchased 500 acres on the
Neshaminy Creek, Bucks Co., Pa.; the house still standing (1925), occupied by the Philadelphia Camp Fire Girls..." Correspondence with the Bucks Co. Genealogical Society was most unsatisfactory in an attempt made to locate the house in the 1980's, and even a call to the Philadelphia Camp Fire Girls headquarters did not reveal any information about it.
SOUR HAIRST or HAYHURST--manuscript in the collection of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania/the Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia, Vol. 275, Philadelphia, 1910.Bertha McGeehan Collection--Cutler Family, Bucks Co., Pa.--manuscript in the collection of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania: Being a Collection of Memoirs, Anecdotes, and Incidents... By John F Watson sAiled on borard the ship "Welcome" with Wm Penn Cuthbert Hayhurst Wife and children.
Gedcom of RandiBowles Meentzen, webpage, Date of Import: 16 Jan 2006deaths
17 11 1667 Alice wife of Cuthbert Hairst ye elder of Issington
15 1 1676 Dorothy wife of William Hayhurst of Essington (buried 17th at Newton)
19 1 1676 Ould Cudbart Hayhurst (buried 21st at Newton)
8 9 1678 Ann daughter of William Hayhurst (buried at Newton)
13 7 1687 Richard son of William Hayhurst of Heaning (buried 15th)
27 10 1696 William Hayhurst of Heaning (buried 30th)
3 8 1704 Elizabeth Hayhurst of Heaning (buried 6th at Newton)
Cuthbert Hayhurst is mentioned in a book called "And sometime upon the hills" by Donald A. Rooksby ISBN 0-9523548-2-99 (one of a series of 3 Quaker Histories)
The book states:-
"EASINGTON, the home of Cuthbert Hayhurst...; meetings were held at his house from 1653. Cuthbert was another emigrant to Pennsylvania in 1682; he had become "an Able minister of ye Gospell...in Divers Parts of this Nation, & some Parts beyond the seas, as Jamaica" but died in 1683."
This link takes you to an interesting website about the Bowland Aea and the Croasdale Fells:
The Hannah Croasdale -the ship
The brigantine Hannah Croasdell was built at the Ulverston shipyard of John Wilson, and in her early years operated in the Baltic trade. She was bought by William Postlethwaite in the 1870's and operated in his Millom fleet until 1898, when she was sold to the Duddon Shipping Association. She was converted to schooner rig in 1882.
Pembrokeshire Wrecks (see sources) reports a "steamship" Hannah Croasdell struck by an enemy mine 4 miles W3/4N of St.Ann's Head, Milford Haven on 26th February 1917. This seems to indicate that she had been fitted with an engine, since I noticed that other schoonersMargaret Ann that had had engines fitted were listed as "steamships" in this report. The Barrow Shipping Register states that the Hannah Croasdell was mined in the Bristol Channel in August 1917.
Extract from the Ulverston Mirror 29th September 1866 Page 5
LAUNCH OF THE "HANNAH CROASDELL" - A very fine vessel was launched from the yard of Mr. Wilson, at Canal Head, on Wednesday, in presence of a large concourse of people. The day was fa- vourable for spectators, and, with the numerous flags which were hoisted, the vicinity of the canal basin presented quite a holiday appearance. The launch was a most successful one, the vessel, on the removal of the obstructions, gliding easily but gently down the ways, with just sufficient impetus to carry her to the centre of the canal basin, where she floated "as level as a die." It was anticipated by some that the ship would have been impelled against the opposite side of the basin, but her speed was checked as soon nearly as she began to move by the sticking fast of a "dagger" which also gave the vessel a slight curve in the direction of the basin's head. A hearty cheer succeeded the launch. The vessel is named the Hannah Croasdell, and takes her title from the name of Mrs. Croasdell, wife of Mr. James Croasdell, of Plumpton Hall farm. As far as can be judged by appearances, the vessel is strongly built, and from her make would appear to be a fast sailer. The following are her dimensions - Length of keel, 85 feet; length over all, 89 feet; breadth, 23 feet 6 inches; depth, 12 feet; tonnage, dead weight, 300 tons. She is expected to be classed A1 for eight years, no doubt being entertained that she will pass the necessary inspection. We believe her future commander will be Captain John Pernie, and that she will be principally engaged in the Mediterranean trade. We understand that Mr. Wilson is negotiating for the construction of a much larger vessel, to be engaged in the North American trade, the size of which will necessitate her being built at the Canal Foot. - In the afternoon the usual dinner was partaken of by the owners and friends, at the New Inn (Mr. Muckalt's), Market- street.
"Hannah Crossdell, sailing vessel, 151grt, 26 February 1917, 4 miles W ¾ N from St Ann’s Head, probably mined and sunk, 4 lives lost including Master "
FROM : http://www.mightyseas.co.uk/marhist/furness/duddon/hannahcroasdell.htm
Launch report in Ulverston Mirror, 29th September 1866, p5.
The Ashburner Schooners, ISBN 0-95-16792-0-1
Loss reported in Pembrokeshire Wrecks at http://www.dive-pembrokeshire.com/wreck1.html