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101 He was the greatgrandson of Benjamin Franklin and was a printer and publisher of the "Bristol Gazette," the first newspaper published in Bristol. William Bache
102 In 1880 she was living with her daughter Josephine Wright. Elizabeth Baker
103 The records of New Amsterdam show that he and a fellow craftsman, Auke Jansen, were appointed, March 10, 1653, by the Burgonmasters and schepens of New Amsterdam to view a house, about the building of which there was some litigation. These records further show that he was frequently appointed a referee during the next four or five years. And he is shown to have contributed towards the strengthening of the city wall on October 15 1655. He is also said to have been with the force sent out from New Amsterdam, September 5, 1655, against the Swedes and Finns on the south (now Delaware) reiver, at Fort Christiana. On his return to New Amsterdam he was appointed January 18, 1656, a fire warden, in place of Johan Paul Jacquet, who had resigned and "removed to the South Rvier in New Netherlands." On April 17 1657, he was admitted a "Small Burgher" of New Amsterdam, an honor which carried with it the freedom of trade and a right to memership in the respective guilds of the town, and conferred upon natives of the city, residents there one year and six weeks before the date of the charity, burgher's sons-in-law, city storekeepers, salaried servants of the company and all paying the sum of twenty-five guilers. On August 1, 1657, Christian Barentine, carpenter, was granted by Peter Stuyvesant, director general of New Nethrland, a lot in New Amsterdam, by the Land Gate, (now at Broadway and Wall streets) for a house and garden. he also owned several other properties in the neighborhood some of which are said to have covered a part of the present Trinity churchyard. Probably as a result of his trip to the Sourth river, Christian Barentise and Joost Rugger and possibly others obtained a grant of land on the south side of None Such creek, a tributoary of the Christiana, near the present site of Wilmington, Delaware, and began the erection theeon of a tide water mill. According to Amos C. Brinton, who has given much attention to the ancient mill sites of Delaware Barentise and Rugger, he began the erection of this mill in 1656. From the dates previously given, however, as well as from other records, it would appear that the date of Christain Barrenise, removal to the Delaware was sometime in the year 1657. Contemporary records also refer to the mill as a "horse mill," the truth of the matter being most probably that the horse mill was set up to serve until the tide water mill was completed. The low marshy nature of the land and the turning up of the mud to the sun caused an epidemic from which Benentise died July 16, 1658. A letter written by Vice-Director Jacob Alricks, from New Anistel (New Castle) to Stuyvesant, under date of September 5, 1658, and published in documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, vol. xii, p. 224, relates entirely to the affairs of the widow and childen of Christian Bareentse. It states that the widow had requested within three days of the burial that she desired to return to New Amsterdam, and that the property which he left be sold and that though he consents thereto he "advised and proposed to her that it would be for her best to remain in possession, she should be assisted in completing the mill, with income whereof which through the grists she would be able to diminish the expenses and live decently and abundantly with her children on the surplus, besides that she had yet three or four cows with sheep and hogs, which also could help her to maintain her family, she and her children should have remained on and in her and the father's estate, which was in good condition here, wherin the widow with the children could have continuted reputably and in position to much advantage; but she would not listen to advice. * * * that she was to be restricted in her inclinations and well being which I shall never think of, much less do." The wife of Christian Barentse was Jannetje Jans, and it is probable that they were married before coming to America, as the baptism of their eldest child is not recorded in the New York church. On December 12 1698 Jannetje Jans, wisow and executrix of Christian Barents, presented an inventory of his goods and chattels in the court at New Amsterdam, and requested that vice-Dicector Alricks, "Director of the City's Colony on the South River, where her husband died, be written in order that the chattels which are there may be sent from the South river to this place." The widow married on September 12, 1658, Lourens andriessen Van Boskerk, who was born in Holstein, Denmark. He was a member of Bergen court in 1667, its president in 1682, a member of the goernors council for many years. [Source: Davis, History of Bucks County] Christian Barendise
104 He only named his wife Christiana in his will. His son in law was executor, and his daughter Fannie was witness. Amos Barton
105 In 1850 he was a farmer in Bensalem, Bucks County. Uriah Barton
106 of Blore. William Basset
107 Source is from "the provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania who held office betwwen 1733 and 1776, By Charles P. Keith James Benezet
108 He was an Upland court messenger and schout (sheriff) Matthias Bengtsson
109 Her ancestry, through both of her parents, is identical to the British Royal Family down to Edward III. See Douglas Richardson's Jewels of the Crown, the Royal ancestry of Dorothy Beresford Brodnax. It is available on-line. Dorothy Beresford
110 Fought in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 John Beresford
111 PRO C142/309/195
Inquisition Post Mortem of Michael Beresford, 7 James I (1610)
Indented inquisition held at Estgreenwich in the said county of Kent, 14th February 7 James I. Before Ralph Clark esq., escheator of the said lord King for the said county, by virtue of a writ of the same lord King of mandamus to enquire after the death of Michael Beresford esq. deceased, by the oaths of John Eaton etc.... good men and true of the said county. Who say on their oath that the said Michael Bereford before his death was seized in his demesne as of fee of......
1. Squerries in Westerham etc.
2. Messuage in Hedcorne
3. Two messuages called Colallens in Eatonbridge.
4. Two other messuages and 8 acres in Hedcorne
5. Half of Kent Chantery in Hedcorne
6. "And of and in one messuage or farm with divers houses, buildings, gardens, lands and tenements, containing by estimation 30 acres belonging to the same messuage or farm, lying in Hartley in the said county of Kent, now in the occupation of Richard Stephins or his assignees"
7. One messuage and 12 acres in Cudham
8. One messuage and 160 acres of pasture called Queene Meades in Horsmonden and Goudhurst
9. One 34 acres marsh called Swanpoole in Shorne
10. 27 acre woodland called Great Coppice in Westerham
11.` 2 acre woodland called Great Coppice in Westerham
12. One messuage called Randalls and 31 acres in Westerham
13. Meadow containing 1 acre in Westerham
14. One messuage and 14 acres called Nethers Borzies in Westerham
15. One messuage called Gilmans and land in Westerham and Brasted
16. Manor of Farnham in Brenchley
17. "And of and in divers parcels of land called Northefeld or Great Northefeld and Hartley Gosse, containing by estimation 108 acres of land, lying in Hartley in the said county of Kent"
18. Manor of Brixham and miscellaneous named parcels in Westerham
19. Manor of Elinden in Herne Hill and Seasalter and Whitstable
20. One messuage and premises in Dorbridge in Derbyshire
And the jurors further say on their oath that the said Michael Beresford was so seized of all and singular the premises on 26 February 1607 when he made his will and last wishes in writing .... (details follow)....
"And that the said messuage and 30 acres of land in Hartley in the tenure of Thomas (sic) Stephins and all the other premises in Hartley called Great Northefeld and Hartley Gosse were held and at the time of the death of the said Michael Beresford, named in the said writ were held from the said lord King in chief for a 200th part of one knight's fee. And are worth annually in all revenues after expenses - 40s."
...... And the jurors further say on their oath that George Bereford esq. is the son and nearest heir of the said Michael Beresford deceased, and is of the age of 44 years and above at the date of the taking of this inquisition. And that Dorothy Beresford, relict of the said Michael Beresford and the said George Beresford have and received the revenues and profits of all and singular the said manors, messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments, from the day of the death of Michael to the present.
Michael Beresford
112 Thristen went to Ireland. This is the famous line of the family: one of his descendents became the Marquis of Waterford. One of the families that kept the Irish in poverty Triston Beresford
113 She was listed as 33 in the 1850 census. Her last name was given in her daugher Catherine's Philadelphia death certificate, which was found in LDS family search. Magdalene Berry
114 A tag on his headstone says: "Built and was the first owner of the Delaware House on Radcliffe Street. He established a stagecoach line between Philadelphia and New Yor city." Charles Bessonett
115 On June 16 1832 he gave Charles E. DuBois power of Attorney to recover the dower of his mother. He was then living in Mobile, Alabama. JamesThornton Bidgood
116 Bucks County Orphans Court file #1064. The deaths of his sons are recorded in Bucks County Miscellaneous Deed Docket Book 6, page 355. William Bidgood
117 All of the information on the Black family is from the research of Todd Farmerie, many thanks to him for finding the correct surname of Mary E. Black Muffett. Henry B. Black
118 An article in the Trenton Evening Times on April 20 1929, said that George Muffett was leaving for California and would be a guest of his Mother. "Mrs. Muffett expects to be away for 3 months". The were still in Los Angeles when the 1930 census was taken. Mary E. Black
119 Apparently divorced Roscoe Clark before 1910. (Todd Fammerie is research source). Olive Irene Black
120 Peter was disowned by his family for Rev. war military service. Peter Blaker
121 She was listed in 1820 Bristol Borough tax list of children. Harriet Boggs
122 He was on the 1830 Bristol Borough Census. William H. Boggs
123 He was living with his Uncle John Brodnax in Williamsburg, Va., in 1719. John Brodnax willed him an equal portion of his estate, and said Alexander was totally dependent on him. Alexander Bolton
124 Her brother, Jesse L. Booz joined in her divorce complaint. Ann Booz
125 AKA Anna Hannah E. Booz
126 Bucks County Miscellaneous Deed Docket Book 1, #192, 1791, says "John Booz of Bristol Township and Mary Atkinson of Bristol Township gave entered into a marriage contract and agree to keep their estates separate." His Orphans Court record says that he was married three times; having nine children by his first wife, no children by his second wife and five children by his third wife. It appears, to me that the third wife Mary could not have been Mary Atkinson, as his oldest child by her was Amos, and he had just reached the age of 14 in 1821. Bucks County Miscellaneous deed dockets Book 12, page 305 & 500, lists his children, husbands of children, and children of deceased children. John Booz
127 He was nearly of age on May 4, 1801. John Booz
128 John Boos of Bedminster Township, Bucks County, who purchased 256 acres in Bedminster Township from William Allen of Philadelphia on 3 Jun 1761.
John Booz of Bristol was a tax assesser for Bristol Borough and Township in 1761.and paid taxes there in later dates.

On 24th July 1782, John and Barbara Murrey made a contract to settle their estates before marriage, so Barbara was not the mother of John and Peter Booz. 
John Booz
129 His obituary gave his name as John P. Booz. John P. Booz
130 On July 22, 1815 he gave power of attorney to his brother-in-law, Stephen Hibbs to recover money due him. Joseph Booz
131 His body was either moved, or there was a burial ground in that location before Bristol Cemetery was incorparated. This may have been part of the property of John Booz. Joseph P. Booz
132 Under 14 in 1801. Peter Booz
133 In February 1839 he renewed his licence to operate the Centerville Hotel; Centerterville changed it's name to Emily, and is now known as Five Points, Levittown. Samuel L. Booz
134 Thomas was in the 15th Pennsylvania volunteer Cavalry, and died at a U.S. hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. Thomas S. Booz
135 His headstone has sunk and only the top is visible. Valentine Booz
136 His orphans court file said he owned 150 acres and a store in Bristol. William Booz
137 Not in the 1900 census, and her Mother reported having had three children, and two living. Delia Bowen
138 His name appears in the census, and newspapers as Gerard and Gerand; I don't know which is correct. Gerard Bowen
139 His occupation was listed as painter in 1870, but the Baltimore Sun had a great many articles on him as a real estate agent. Henry L. Bowen
140 Property voluation, Baltimore $4,000. Baltimore Sun obit Feb 12 1857. John Bowen
141 Her obiturary was in the Baltimore Sun Feb 2, 1890. Residence Stricker Street. Another obituary obtained on-line, but paper not identified gave S. as a middle initial. Lucinda S. Bowen
142 Her obituary gave her age as 47. Ruth Bowen
143 A Chancery suit filed on March 9, 1840 by Joshua Parlet, and Sarah his wife, formerly the wife of Solomon Bowen, against John Bowen, and Loretta, his wife, gives the names of the children of William Bowen, who gave his property to his only two sons, Solomon, and John Bowen, and directed them to pay $250.00 dollars to each of his daughters, Ruth Carrol, and Temperance Perine. The property transfer was made on the th day of April 1833, and had the proviso that the two sons were to take care of him for the rest of his life. Solomon Bowen died before 1840, and his wife Sarah married Joshua Parlet. The properties to be divided were known as Gotts Hope, Powdermill Lott, James Meadows, and Hales Fellowship. The stone house built by William was on the property awarded to John and Loretta Bowen. [Chancery suit papers are availabe from Maryland State Archives]
William Bowen
144 Birth date from Falls township, school children. Amy Bowman
145 She was living with her son John R. Stackhouse, and family in 1860. Ann Bowman
146 David, as the last surving son, settled his father's estate. The list of his wives and children were obtained at the New Jersy State Library from papers submitted by someone in his family.

The papers state that he moved from Fallsington to Crosswicks, NJ in 1820, and to Clarksburg, NJ, in 1832. He operated a tanning business in the heart of Clarkesburg and was a farmer and storekeeper. He kept a store at the poroperty next to the Clarkesburg Methodist Church and resided on the nex farm. He was also a local minister and gave the land on which the Clarkesburg methodist Church now stands and the land for the public shcool. He was a devout and staunch methodist and under his direction the church was built in 1845. 
David Bowman
147 Hannah was living next to her son Jesse in the 1850 census. Her property was worth $9,000. Hannah Bowman
148 On March 11th 1785 he purchased of John Dobbs, two acres of land in Falls Township, Bucks County, for the sum of twenty pounds. On September 11, 1790 he purchased from Samuuel Sutton and his wife Charity an additional six acres and tewnty-seven perches of adjoining land and on Oct 17, 1804 he sold four acres of this land to his son Joseph for the sum of seventy pounds. On November 18, 1802 he purcased four acres and seventy five perches of land from James Cooper. This land was sold to Phineas Jenkins on November 18, 1820, from the description it looks as if this land was adjoining the other purchases.

The list of his children is from his will, and the spouse and grandchildren from the sale of his property at the final settlement of his estate by his only surving son David. 
Henry Bowman
149 In 1850 she was living with William McConnell 's family in Morrisville, his wife's name was Anne, and she was born about 1816. Anne was likely the daughter of Phoebe. Phoebe Bowman
150 Her death date is from a decendent of their daughter Sarah Jane Vanderslice. Ann Bradley

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