Thomas Mendenhall

Thomas Mendenhall

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Thomas A. [uncertain] Mendenhall aka Mildenhall
Born about in Parish of Mildenhall, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Aldbourne church, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Died in Marridge Hill, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
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**MERGE IN PROGRESS** as we find a source for parentage of Thomas Mendenhall, also known as Thomas Mildenhall**

THOMAS MENDENHALL was born in 1630 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. He died in 1682 in Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England. He married Joane Stroud on 12 Aug 1649 in Aldbourne church, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. She was born in 1634 in Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England. She died in 1682 in Marridge Hill, Wiltshire, England.

note some say Thomas died at Somerset House, London, Middlesex, England

Thomas Mendenhall and Joane Stroud had the following children:

i. MARGERY MARJORIE MENDENHALL was born in Dec 1655 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. She died in 1742 in Concord, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Thomas Martin on 30 Nov 1675 in England (Reading and Warboro Monthly Meeting). He was born on 04 Mar 1650 in Mogna, Wiltshire, England. He died in 1714 in Middletown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

ii. THOMAS MENDENHALL was born in 1656 in Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England. He died on 26 Mar 1739 in Wiltshire, England. He married Mary Eaton * in 1687 in Wiltshire, England. She was born in 1658 in Wiltshire, England. She died on 06 Jun 1732 in England.

iii. JOAN MENDENHALL was born in 1657 in Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England. She died in 1731 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. She married John Spier(s) [Doctor] on 10 Jul 1681 in England. He was born in 1650 in 1657268, Berkshire, England. He died in 1703 in 1657268, Berkshire, England.

iv. JOHN MENDENHALL was born on 30 Oct 1659 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. He died on 19 Aug 1743 in Newark, New Castle, Delaware, United States. He married (1) ELIZABETH MARIS on 13 Aug 1685 in Darby, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States (Darby Meeting). She was born on 03 Apr 1665 in Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England. She died on 15 Nov 1705 in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. He married (2) ESTHER MADDOX (DIX) on 08 Nov 1708 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States (Concord Meeting). She was born in 1670. She died in 1709 in Concord, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

v. BENJAMIN MENDENHALL was born on 14 Feb 1662 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. He died on 13 Apr 1740 in Concord, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Ann Pennell on 17 Feb 1689 in Concord, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. She was born on 15 Apr 1668 in Middletown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. She died in 1749 in Middletown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

vi. MARY MENDENHALL was born on 21 Mar 1663 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. She died on 04 Oct 1728 in East Calne, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. She married NATHANIEL NEWLIN on 17 Apr 1685 in Concord, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States (Concord Meeting). He was born on 18 Dec 1665 in Mountmellick Mm, Mountmellick, Leix, Ireland. He died on 17 Apr 1729 in Concord, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

vii. STEPHEN MENDENHALL UNM was born on 21 Jun 1664 in Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England. He died in Dec 1732.

viii. MOSES MENDENHALL was born on 24 Nov 1666 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. He died on 21 Jul 1739 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. He married Elizabeth Bacon on 02 Mar 1690 in Reading, Berkshire, England (Reading and Warboro Monthly Meeting). She was born about 1666 in England. She died on 21 Jul 1739 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England. Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England.


ix. AARON MENDENHALL was born on 14 Jul1669 in Mildenhall, V'v11tshire, England. He died on 30 Jun 1682 in England

". Thomas was reported to the authorities in 1662 and 1664 as a recusant, one refusing to take communion in the Church of England. He is not listed in Quaker records as having been imprisoned and therefore may have conformed as far as paying tithes to the Church, which was the subject of Quaker passive resistance."[1]

Only "Five children of Thomas and Joane Stroud Mildenhall emigrated to the Pennsylvania Colony in the years ca. 1682-1685,: John, Benjamin, Margery (Mendenhall) Martin, Mary who married Nathaniel Newlin, and Moses. Moses returned to England ca. 1686 after only a few months in Pennsylvania." [2]

Will of Thomas Mildenhall, 1682:

From Wills and Administrations at Somerset House, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Vol. 371, Cottle Vol. 3, 1682, folio 135 for THOMAS MILDENHALL: 17 Nov 1682 THOMAS MILDENHALL of Maridge in parish of Ramsbury, Wilts, yeo, being aged and weak in body, etc. To ELDEST SON THOMAS MILDENHALL of West Hundred in the county of Berkshire all manner of Tenth and Tythes of what so ever being and growing out of that messuage and tenement with the appurtenances hereunto belonging which I now dwell in and is in my possession which I lately purchased of Henry Powle Esq and others; Item, I give and devise unto my SONNE JOHN MILDENHALL and his heirs forever the ffee simple of all that cottage and . . gardens in Maridge purchased of Thomas Stockbridge and one close of land or pasture by 5A or thereabouts be it more or less lying in Marridge heath which I lately purchased of Nathaniel Stoneham, also all that close of arrable pasture ground heretofore parcell of great Rashlett Coppice in parish of Ramsbury . . 7A and halfe and all the tenths and tithes the said 7A and half of arable or pasture ground for and towards his better preferment in marriage and for his marriage portion. And upon this condition never the less that he the said JOHN MILDENHALL shall and will pay or cause to be paid to his BROTHER BENJAMIN MILDENHALL the summe of £40 lawfull money of England at such time as the said premises before given shall come be in his now possession. All which premises by me given unto my said SONNE JOHN I lately purchased of said Henry Powle Esq and others. Item, I give and devise unto my SON STEPHEN MILDENHALL all that messuage or tenement and two . . of arrable land in Rovly Heath in parish of Chilton Folliott, Wilts, 30A with the appurtenances during the time of the lease thereof to me granted by John Parker & wf Jane, upon condition nevertheless that he the said STEPHEN MILDENHALL his execrs and assignes shall and will yearly and every year pay unto his BRO MOSES MILDENHALL £5 p annum out of the said premises where he the said STEPHEN shall come to enjoy the same dureing the remainder or terme of the said lease. I give and bequeath to my DAU MARY &4 score one year decease. To DAU MARGERY wf of Thomas Martin of Bedwin Magna 40 shillings. To DAU JOANE wf of John Spier one shilling. And my will and meaning is that the said messuages lands tenements and premises herein before by me given and bequeathed to my said sonnes JOHN and STEPHEN shall remain and be in the possession of my now WF JOANE MILDENHALL during her natural life. And my will and meaning further is that in case there shall happen to be any losse or damage in recoverie or getting in of my debts and estate which shall be due and owing at the time of my decease, that my executors hereinafter named and such of my children and legatees aforesaid shall be his hers of their equal part and portion in the lott thereof out of their respective legacies and portions as to my overseers hereinafter named shall think meete and convenient. Item, I give and devise unto my SON MOSES the inheritance of that house and land in possession of Thomas Ellaway in or around the parish of Marridge aforesaid and which I lately purchased of Nicholas George of Whittenndish together with all the writings of the same premises which I order shall be delivered to my said SON MOSES in a weeks time after my decease if he demands them. Rest to wife who is sole executor. Appoint MY BROTHER BENJAMIN STROADE and my SON THOMAS to be overseers. I do give to each of them for their care herein 5 shillings. --- [3]


Notes

Note NI1011!SOURCES: 1. Futhey and Cope Hist. of Chester County, Penn. pp. 635
2. D.A.R. Magazine Vol 60 p. 220
3. The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of :America: A Genealogical Encyclopedia of the United States, Volume 5
The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of America: A :Genealogical Encyclopedia of the United States, Frederick Adams Virkus
Editors Frederick Adams Virkus, Albert Nelson Marquis
Publisher F. A. Virkus & Company, 1933
Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Digitized :Jun 13, 2008)
  1. http://marykayj.com/Families/thomasmildenhall.htm
  2. http://genforum.genealogy.com/mendenhall/messages/741.html
  3. http://www.mendenhall.org/mfa/md/tmildenhallwill.html


Thomas was born in 1630. Thomas Mendenhall ... He passed away in 1682. [4]

May 6, 1682 in Marridge Hill, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England

Death date also given as 1682-07-03.

". Thomas was reported to the authorities in 1662 and 1664 as a recusant, one refusing to take communion in the Church of England. He is not listed in Quaker records as having been imprisoned and therefore may have conformed as far as paying tithes to the Church, which was the subject of Quaker passive resistance."[5]

Thomas MENDENHALL (b. 1630, Ramsbury, England; d. 3 Jul 1682, Ramsbury, England; bur. Ramsbury, England), s. Thomas MENDENHALL (1609-1673) and Anne (~1609-) m. Joane STRODE (b. 1634, Mildenhall, England; d. 1682, Ramsbury, England), dt. William STRODE (1589-1666) and Joanne BARNARD (1607-1649), 12 Aug 1649, Mildenhall, England;
Children of Thomas MENDENHALL & Joane Strode :
  1. Margery
  2. Thomas
  3. John M.
  4. George
  5. Benjamin
  6. Stephen
  7. Moses
  8. Aaron
  9. Joane
  10. Mary Mendenhall came over unmarried, married Newlin on 17 April 1685, & settled in Concord area[6].

Sources

  1. http://marykayj.com/Families/thomasmildenhall.htm
  2. http://genforum.genealogy.com/mendenhall/messages/741.html
  3. http://www.mendenhall.org/mfa/md/tmildenhallwill.html
  4. Entered by Maggie N., Dec 16, 2013
  5. http://marykayj.com/Families/thomasmildenhall.htm
  6. Pg.635."History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical"By John Smith Futhey, Gilbert Cope at http://books.google.com/books?id=jcYxAQAAMAAJ&q=Mendenhall#v=snippet&q=Mendenhall&f=false

http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Chester_County_Pennsylvania_w.html?id=jcYxAQAAMAAJ

1 Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived), Ancestry.com, Source number: 736.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: TG2. Birth date: 1630 Birth place:.

2 Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry.com, Ancestry Family Trees.

3 Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived), Ancestry.com, Source number: 984.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: HT2. Birth date: 1620 Birth place: Marriage date: 1649 Marriage place: WI.

4 Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived), Ancestry.com, Birth date: 1630 Birth place: WI Marriage date: 1649 Marriage place: WI.

5 Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived), Ancestry.com, Source number: 8930.913; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code:. Birth date: 1656 Birth place:.

6 Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived), Ancestry.com, Source number: 597.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: IEG. Birth date: 1633 Birth place: EN Marriage date: 1649 Marriage place: EN.

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  1. http://marykayj.com/Families/thomasmildenhall.htm
  2. http://genforum.genealogy.com/mendenhall/messages/741.html
  3. http://www.mendenhall.org/mfa/md/tmildenhallwill.html
  4. Entered by Maggie N., Dec 16, 2013
  5. http://marykayj.com/Families/thomasmildenhall.htm
  6. Pg.635."History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical"By John Smith Futhey, Gilbert Cope at http://books.google.com/books?id=jcYxAQAAMAAJ&q=Mendenhall#v=snippet&q=Mendenhall&f=false


In 1682, two sons and a daughter of Thomas emigrated to America;
Benjam en, John, and Mary. They landed at Philadelphia in the fall of 1682.
Benjamen and John purchased 2000 acres of land from William Penn for the
sum of three pounds of English money for every one -hundred acres, and a
tax of ten shilli ngs a year to England on every one-hundred acres.
The land was located on the east and west sides of the Brandywine in
Chester Co., Penn. Later it was divi ded into farms and occupied by a
number of the descending families. It has al l passed out of the family
name, except Springdale Farm which is located am ong the hills and fertile
fields of southeastern Penn., Close to the beautifu l historic Brandywine,
where Washington and Lafayette played so important a part during the
Revolutionary War. Another son, Moses and his older sister Ma rgery and
her husband, Thomas Martin and their four young daughters arrived o n the
ship, Unicorn, from Bristol, England on Dec. 16, 1685.
As the Mendenha lls were Quakers or members of the Society of Friends,
of high standing, they were opposedd to war, refused to bear arms and
were not active participants in the Revolutionary nor Civil Wars.
However, thye often provided medical car e for the wounded of the battles
and some of the Mendenhalls used their teams to haul cannon and supplies
at the Battle of Brandywine which wa fought upon and around the original
Mendnehall Farm. Some of them were cast out of the F riends Meeting at
Kennett, Penn., for their activities in the revolution, hel ping General
Washington and Lafayette.
Thomas' will, dated June 2, 1682, was proved in Perogative Court of
Canterbury at Somerset House, London, England, Nov. 17, 1682.
HOLY CROSS CHURCH
The church at Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England, is the site
of several Mildenhall burials. Ramsbury is about four miles east of
Mildenhall and like Mildenhall, lies on the Kennet River. Marridge Hill
where the early Mildenhall manor is said to be is about two miles north
of R amsbury.
It is now called Holy Cross Church and is where Thomas
Mildenhall and his wife Joane worshipped before they became Quakers. At
that time it wa s an Anglican church. The Quaker movement began in England
in the late 1640's . The Society of Friends, as it was called, was
organized by George Fox. The organization was created in large part
because of the oppressive requirement that all citizens worship the
Church of England. The Kennet valley became a s tronghold of those that
had joined the movement. It was primarily due to one of the Quakers,
William Penn, that the Mildenhalls along with many other Quak ers made
their way to America, subsequently settling on land that had been gr anted
to William Penn in what became Pennsylvania.
After leaving the church in Ramsbury, Thomas Mildenhall
attended the nearest Quaker Meeting which was just across the county line
in Berkshire, a distance of about two miles from his home in Marridge
Hill. It is in the Quaker records of the Berkshire archi ves that we find
most of the information about Thomas Mildenhall.
In the cem etery that adjoins the church is a marker
that is inscribed: "In Memory Of Ch arles Mildenhall, Who Died At
Salisbury, October 29th, 1895 In The 71st Year Of His Age. He Now Lies
In~Rest In The Cemetery Of That City. For Many Years He Held An
Appointment Under The Late Duke Of Wellington At Stratfield-Saye H ants.
This Stone Was Erected By Thomas White Waldron, Esq. Of Eastridge."
Ju st who the father of Charles was is unknown.
Most of the markers that remain i n the cemetery are no
longer readable.
However, it is known that several of the early Mildenhalls
are buried there possibly including Thomas Mildenhall, b. 1630, his wife
Joane and their son Moses.
Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury, En gLand








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On September 14, 2014 at 23:13GMT Jacqueline Clark wrote:

we still need to revisit his parentage

http://www.mendenhall.org/mfa/reunion/slide-presentations/Stories/Singleton.pdf

On the Mendehall site he is not listed as a child of the parents we have


On March 13, 2014 at 16:53GMT Jacqueline Clark wrote:


On March 11, 2014 at 16:59GMT Maggie N. wrote:

I just did it for you, Jacky. It's not a necessary suffix. THANKS for all you do on these profiles (-:


On March 11, 2014 at 16:16GMT Jacqueline Clark wrote:

anyone mind if we remove the Mr from his name?


On March 3, 2014 at 22:45GMT Jacqueline Clark wrote:


On December 17, 2013 at 03:15GMT Maggie N. wrote:

In England, father THOMAS went by the surname Mildenhall . The sons changed it to Mendenhall when they immigrated.

SOURCE : History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical ...

By John Smith Futhey, Gilbert Cope. Page 635.


On December 17, 2013 at 00:32GMT Maggie N. wrote:

http://marykayj.com/Families/thomasmildenhall.htm

Best one I have seen yet online that cites sources as well.


On December 17, 2013 at 00:32GMT Maggie N. wrote:

http://marykayj.com/Families/thomasmildenhall.htm

Cites sources to construct Mendenhall/Mildenhall Family


On December 16, 2013 at 23:29GMT Maggie N. wrote:


On December 16, 2013 at 23:24GMT Maggie N. wrote:

I would like to remove Esther Maddock Dicks as a wife . Any objections ?


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