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William Baldwin

William Baldwin
Born [date unknown] in Gisbourne, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married before 1712 (to 1720) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
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Died in Pennsylvaniamap
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William Baldwin, born at Gisbourne, Yorkshire, England.[1] He was seemingly the son of John and Bridget (____) Baldwin.[2]

At the age of 20 he began his life in Ministry. He visited. as his master led him, the chuches throughout England, Scotland, and Ireland. In 1708, a member of the Monthly Meeting at Marsden, in Lancashire, England, he obtained permission to visit the America.[1]

He sailed for Virginia and landed there in the third month of 1709, proceeding directly to Philadelphia.[1]

He attended the General Meeting of Ministers held there the 4th month, and again in the 7th month of the same year, reporting their activities. [3]

He continued to spread the gospel with companion William Wilkinson, in 1710, reporting to the yearly meeting in Philadelphia an account of their visits to Maryland, Virginia, and Carolina; stating "they had large and peaceable meetings, but there was great need of faithful laborers among friends in the South".[3]

With his family, William Baldwin moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and by the 7th month of that year has been liberated to attend the yearly meeting on the eastern shore of Maryland, which he did with companion Thomas Chalkley.[3]

In 1715, he visited Long Island, and in 1716, attended a Yearly meeting of Rhode Island.[3]

William Baldwin had grown to the "stature of a father in the truth", among the Friends spread out across young america; His Ministry and usefulness to the church was cut short, when he became ill the 15th day of the 6th month, 1720; dying on the 29th day of the same month, almost 2 weeks later.[3]

CC Baldwin says on page 763, that William Baldwin's wife's name was Mary_____, After the death of William in 1720, the widow Mary, married Ellis Lewis, and her certificate signed on Feb 4, 1724, from the Meeting at the Falls in Bucks county, to Newark, New Castle county.[4]Mary died in 1754.[4]

Children of William and Mary Baldwin

i. John, b. Oct 28, 1712; d. in 1846; he m. Elizabeth Pusey


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Page 761 of CC Baldwin's 'Baldwin Genealogy from 1500-1881
  2. Stewart Baldwin, FASG, "John1 and William1 Baldwin of Bucks County, Pennsylvania," The Genealogist, Vol. 33, No. 2, 139-181.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Page 462 CC Baldwin's 'Baldwin Genealogy from 1500-1881
  4. 4.0 4.1 Page 763 of CC Baldwin's 'Baldwin Genealogy from 1500-1881
  • Baldwin, Charles Candee (1881). The Baldwin Genealogy from 1500-1881. Cleveland, O. The Leader Printing Company
  • "Ancestors to Posterity" by Rusha Wesley, 1950
  • This profile includes the import of JDS_09_17_10.ged on 09 February 2011/: Reference: 49700/ User ID: 0D83EE536506674FBF37828360FFE887BB6B.
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I believe William's wife was Mary Beakebaine - transcription of marriage cert says: Whereas Wiliam Baldwin of Pendleton Forrest and county of Lancaster bachelor and Mary Beakebaine of Melling Parish and county aforesaid spinster... [Lancaster Monthly Meeting, 28 day 9th month seventeen hundred and ten]
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