Mary (James) Earl

Mary (James) Earl (1695 - abt. 1770)

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Mary Earl formerly James aka Treviller, Travilla
Born in Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Chester, PAmap
Wife of — married about in Chester County, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Willistown, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
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Mary (James) Earl was a Quaker.
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Mary (James) Travilla was born October 20, 1695 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Morgan James and Elizabeth Prothero. Her birth was recorded at the Radnor Monthly Quaker Meeting. Note that the Quaker first month was March. Mary was born in the "eighth month," which for Quakers meant October:

Mary James Quaker Birth Record

Mary James married Henry Travilla in 1720. Here is a copy of their first marriage intention from the Women's Quaker Meeting minutes of Chester County, Pennsylvania:

Marriage Intention

The couple had a daughter, Ann Trevilla, and two sons, James and Thomas Treviller. These children were named in the Chester County will of Henry Treviller, proved in January of 1726. Henry Travilla also made provisions for an unborn child in his will. The fate of the unborn child is unknown.

Shortly after Henry Travilla's death, by March of 1726, she married for a second time to John Earl. It was likely to have been a marriage of necessity for her, with three young children and a fourth on the way. However, all indications are that her second marriage was a happy one. Currently, it is not known whether Mary James Travilla had any children with John Earl.

Second Husband of Widow of Henry Treviller

Mary and John Earl signed a prominent place on Ann Trevilla and Samuel Underwood's marriage certificate in 1738.

Samuel Underwood and Ann Travilla Quaker Marriage Record

Ann Travilla Underwood named her first daughter Mary Earl Underwood, after her mother and stepfather.

Mary James Travilla Earl died about 1770 in Willistown, Chester, Pennsylvania.


  • Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Marriages, Births, and Burial Certificates, 1684-1729; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 533, Radnor MM. 1695 birth register. Note that the first month in the Quaker calendar is March, so she was likely born in October of 1695.
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data -
  • Gilbert Cope. Genealogy of the Smedley Family Descended from George and Sarah Smedley, Settlers in Chester Co Pennsylvania. 1901. pp 81-82. This book can be read for free on
  • U.S. Quarter Meeting Records 1681-1935.

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Samuel Underwood and Ann Travilla Quaker Marriage Record
Samuel Underwood and Ann Travilla Quaker Marriage Record

Mary James Travilla in Genealogy of the Smedley Family
Mary James Travilla in Genealogy of the Smedley Family

Mary James Quaker Birth Record
Mary James Quaker Birth Record

Marriage Intention
Marriage Intention

Second Husband of Widow of Henry Treviller
Second Husband of Widow of Henry Treviller

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On 5 May 2017 at 02:11 GMT Beth Stephenson wrote:

James-3459 and James-9946 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person. All children are correct according to the Smedley and Ashbridge Genealogies and Quaker Meeting Records.

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