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Re: Pim Family Genealogy
Posted by: Susan Kimura (ID *****7314) Date: September 24, 2004 at 13:32:54
In Reply to: Re: Pim Family Genealogy by Marcy Bell of 87

Children of William Pim and Dorothy Jackson:
1)Moses b. 27 Dec 1716 Killenare, Queens, Leinster, Ireland
2) Sarah b. 23 June 1719 Durrow, Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland d. 1 June 1809 m. George Mendenhall, 5 children:
Mary, Richard, Hannah, Ann, Thomas
3)Thomas b. 1 May 1721 Durrow, Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland d. 3 Oct 1786 Chester Co., PA m. Frances Wilkinson b. 1721
d. 7 May 1784 m. 24 Dec 1746 Chester Co., PA children:
Moses, Ann, William, Thomas, Hannah, Sarah, John, Rachel
4)Hannah b. 18 June 1723 d. Oct 1756 m. Thomas W. Paine b. 1719 d. 30 Oct 1781 m. abt 1743, children: William, Sarah, Rebecca
5)Richard b. 10 Dec 1728 Arkhill, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland d. 12 June 1760 Chester Co., Pa m. Hannah Lewis
b. 23 Aug 1728 Haverford Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania c. 29 Aug 1754 Chester Co., PA m. 5 Apr 1752 Caln, Chester, PA
children: John, Mary, Isaac, Moses
6) Mary b. 6 Aug 1731 Caln, Chester, PA, d. 30 Mar 1732.
Mary and her mother, Dorothy Jackson, came down with smallpox and died.
Here are some of my research notes on William's family:
Caln Preparative Meeting: Chester County, Pennsylvania. 6/6/1716 Quarterly meeting granted a request for a first day meeting at Caln and gave liberty to build a meeting house on land of John Mendinhall (sic). When Bradford Preparative meeting was set up, Bradford and Caln alternated in holding meetings. In 1743 Bradford allowed the sale of the land to William Pim in exchange for Pim making a Deed of the burying ground to Trustees for the use of friends forever. In 1801 Caln became a Quarterly Meeting.
Bradford Monthly Meeting. Photo of Bradford Meeting House <Bradford.jpg>. Jacob Howell Clerk William Pim nominated as Clerk till further order, Richard Woodward Elder for Bradford meeting, William Pim Elder for Caln Meeting, Varmont and John Coope overseers of Bradford meeting, Aaron Mendenhall and William Pim overseers for Caln Meeting."

Source: Pennsylvania Wills
PIN, WILLIAM. East Caln. *(name misspelled as PIN) > C. 329. > Provides for wife Ann. To son Richard the 200 acres of land where I > dwell, paying legacies as follows: To daughter Sarah Mendenhall 40. > To daughter Hannah Paine 30. To grandson William, son of Thomas Pim > 10 at 21. To grandson William Paine 5. To sister Susanna Purdy 5. > To son Thomas my watch, who is also Executor. > Wit: Phinehas Lewis, Thomas Parke, Jane Parke.

Source: 5-6-03
John Mendenhall, Jr. apparently acquired additional land as on 25 November 1730 he and his wife Susannah sold two tracts in East Caln containing 450 acres to William Pim.

Came to Pennsylvania in 1730 and settled in East Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania.

The book IMMIGRATION OF IRISH QUAKERS INTO AMERICA explains "The converts to Quakerism in Ireland were drawn almost exclusively from English and Scottish rotestants." p. 32 Some were also baptists, independents and presbyterians and a very few were church of England.
A favorite vessel of the immigrants was the "Sizargh" of Whitehaven, Jeremiah Cowan was the master. p. 94
Four meetings were held in Chester prior to 1750, Newark, New Garden, Bradford and Goshen. The Bradford meetings began in 1737.

FHL Film _________ Chichester MM p.149
William Pim, late of Ireland, produced a certificate from a MM held at Mountmellek ye 5 day of ye 2nd month 1730, which was received with satisfaction.

FHL Film 517054
"William Pim of Chester Co., aged 57 years, one of the people called Quakers.
About the year 1726 Martyn Jervis came to his house at Arkhill, near Carbury, in the County of Kildare, in Ireland.....This affirmant came from Ireland to Pennsylvania in 1730 and upon his coming to Philadelphia lodged the first night at the house of Martyn Jervis." Communicated by Henry D. Biddle, June 14, 1890.

SOURCE FHL Film #566454
"Our Ancestor William Pim, Son of Moses & Ann Pim was born at Lackay, in the Barony of Upon Orsory, Queens County, Ireland the 15th of 11 month 1692 and the 21st of 10 month 1714 at a public meeting of Friends in Montrath, he took to wife Dorothy Jackson, daughter of Thomas & Dorothy Jackson who was born at Killaloe in the aforesaid Barony the 22nd day of 8 month 1694.
"Names of their Children Moses was born at Killaloo in Queens County 10th mo 27th 1716
Sarah was born in the county of Kilkenny 23rd 4 mo 1719
Thomas was born 1st of 3 mo 1721
Hannah was born 18th 11 mo 1723
Richard was born at Arkhill 10th of 10 mo 1728
Mary was born in the Township of Caln & County of Chester Province of Pennsylvania."

FHL Film #566454 says William and Dorothy married the 21st of the 10th month in 1714 (21 Dec. 1714) at Mountrath.

"I William Pim of East Caln in the county of Chester and province of Pennsylvania, being indisposed in body, but of sound memory (thanks be to God therefore) and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, and for the
setting my outward affairs, do therefore make this present writing my Last Will and Testament, hereby anuling, revoking and making void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made either my word or writing, first my will is that all my just debts and funerall expenses be duly paid by me Executor out of my personal Estate, as soon as conveniently he can. Secondly, I give and
bequeath unto my dear wife Ann Pim, all the household goods that are in Being, which was her's before our marriage, also two rooms in my dwelling house as long as she shall dwell single therein. (She chooses our Lodging room and the little room at the north end of it.) Thirdly, I give and Bequeath unto my son Thomas Pim my watch. Fourthly I Give and Bequeath unto my son Richard Pim my clock. Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto my four children viz: Thomas, Richard, Sarah and Hannah all my printed books, to be their divided, viz: the first named, his first choice, the second next etc, and so over again by the same rule until they are all divided. Sixthly, I give and bequeath all the residue and remainder of my personal Estate, to be equally divided between my
dear wife Ann Pim and my four children. viz: Thomas Pim, Richard Pim, Sarah Mendenhall, and Hannah Paine, to each of them an equal share. Item, I give and devise unto my son Richard Pim and to his heirs and assign forever, the two hundred acres of Land whereon I now dwell with all the buildings and improvements thereon, Provided that he shall pay the several legacies following, to with, the sum of forty pounds to my daughter Sarah Mendenhall, at the rate of Eight pounds a year, from my decease, provided she shall live so long as to receive it, or until it become due, and not otherwise, and the sum of thirty pounds to my daughter Hannah Paine, at five pounds a year, from my
decease, provided she shall live until it become due, as aforesaid. And the sum of Four Pounds to my Grandson William Pim, the son of Thomas Pim, when he shall arrive to twenty-one years of age, but not to be paid to any one if he die sooner, and the sum of Five pounds to my Grandson William Paine, when he shall arrive to twenty-one years of age, but not to be paid to anyone if he shall die sooner. And the sum of Five pounds to my Sister Susannah Purdy in two years from my decease. Lastly, I nominate my Trusty and well beloved son Thomas Pim my sole Executor of this my Will, to see it duly and truly performed. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th of the Eighth Month, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-one, 1751.
Wm. Pim
Signed sealed and published by the Testaor as his last Will and Testament, in the presence of Phineas Lewis, Thos. Parke, Jane Parke."

p.153 "Caln Township, originally including the territory now embraced in Caln, East Caln, West Caln, East Brandywine, West Brandywine, & a part of Valley Township, & the Borough of Downington, & that part of Coatesville lying east of the west branch of Brandywine Creek, was named from the town of Calne, in Wiltshire, England, & was organized as a township about 1714. In 1728 it was
divided into the Townships of East & West Caln."

FHL is an abbreviation I use for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly known as the Genealogy Library.

William m. Ann Pierce the widow of James Gibbons, of Westtown Township, Chester, PA. m. 13 Mar 1733.

Quakers did not use the names of months, but rather called them by numbers. Before 1752 the first month was March, with Feb. being the 12th month. After the calendar switch from Gregorian to Julian, January became the first month.

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