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Richard Dungworth Family
Posted by: Angela Dunsworth (ID *****2259) Date: March 06, 2008 at 02:26:01
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Richard Dungworth came over in 1677 on the ship Martha.

I have now verified some sort of census of Richard Dungworth's family:

Richard Dungworth married Dorothy (?) at Byberry Quaker Meeting on June 2nd, 1684. They had joined in union previously, but required a certificate of marriage from the Quaker Meeting. I get a marriage in Nottingham, England of Richard Dungworth to Dorothy Maples on November 9, 1669. Her father would of been Richard Maples, Captain of the ship Kent. This is not verified however, and the marriage date could also be wrong, but it is the closest I came to so far and would make some sense.

Richard and Dorothy had the following children (verified):

Emmanuel, a son born in 1680.
Dorothy, a daughter born on March 17, 1682
Hannah, a daughter born on December 24, 1684

In 1681, Richard purchased and settled on 50 acres on Mooreland Manor in Philadelphia. Beginning at the present Philadelphia line on the south side of the Susquehanna Street Road lived at the 5th house down. (It is believed he was apprenticed out to a miller, possibly Thomas Livezey, due to the fact upon serving his apprenticeship, he was granted 50 acres. Which is the common practice of that time.)

In 1689, Richard purchased an additional 210 acres in Philadelphia with 6 1/2 acres under rental to Richard Hall, a blacksmith to Richard Dungworth.

In 1690, Richard built the first mill in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, PA, Elkins Park.

A great fire broke out in 1724 and destroyed the mill.

It is possible Richard died around 1737/1738.
It is possible Dorothy died around 1685.
No info yet on their daughters Dorothy and Hannah.

An epidemic of Yellow Fever swept Philadelphia in the later 1600's and Dorothy could of succumbed to that. Many possibilities exist, but further research to pinpoint the story is needed.

There are also tales of John West being in the area also in the later 1600's. This is a family extension.

Please see post on Emmanuel Dungworth and his children.




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