Sarah Levis, daughter of Christopher Levis and Mary Need, was born on 30 September 1663 with her twin sister Hannah, in Leicestershire, England. In his will dated 19 October 1677, Sarah's father Christopher bequeathed to her £50.
Sarah left to permanently settle in Pennsylvania with her twin sister Hannah and older brother Samuel from a port in Bristol, England in August 1684. They may have traveled aboard the ship Bristol Merchant under the command of John Stephens, however the Bristol Merchant arrived in Pennsylvania on 10 November 1685 and there is no record of the Levis family on board. The family settled at Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Sarah married Thomas Bradshaw, a yeoman, first declaring their intentions on 14 September 1687 at the Darby Monthly Meeting, Darby, Chester, Pennsylvania. They had four daughters:
Elizabeth (not recorded in monthly meeting with family)
And possibly one son:
[Bradshaw-4082|John] (not named by Richardson), born 1690, died 1713
Sarah's death is recorded as 23 March (1st mo.) 1701 in the Darby Monthly Meeting records, Chester, Pennsylvania. Her husband died 23 March (1st mo.) 1727, leaving a will dated 9 September 1725 and proved 18 April 1727.
↑ 1.01.11.21.220.127.116.11.7 Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), volume IV, page 206 NEED 21.ii.b.
↑ George Norwood Comly. Comly Family in America. (Philadelphia, PA: Privately published under supervision of J.B. Lippincott, 1939), page 922. Online at HathiTrust. NOTE: Dates from this book are Quaker until 1752. For more about dates, see Sue Roe's The Problem of Dates.
↑ 3.03.1 John Futhey and Gilbert Cope. History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with genealogical and biographical sketches. (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts, 1881). page 628. Online at Archive.org.
↑ Ancestry.com. "England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837" [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. The National Archives; Kew, England; General Register Office: Society of Friends' Registers, Notes and Certificates of Births, Marriages and Burials; Class: RG 6; Piece: 1441. Ancestry Record 7097 #455305, Image
↑ Leslie Mahler. "Samuel Levis, Quaker Immigrant to Pennsylvania", in The Genealogist, Spring 1999, Vol 13, No 1, p. 35 (PDF download): #13 Mary Need
↑ Francis Bazley Lee, Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1910.) Vol II, pg 469. Online at Archive.org
↑ Jane Levis Carter. The paper makers : early Pennsylvanians and their water mills. (Kennett Square, PA: KNA Press, 1982.) Pages 1-2. Not available online.
↑ "A Partial List of the Families Who Arrived at Philadelphia between 1682 and 1687." in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 8, no. 3, 1884, pp. 336–337. Online at JSTOR. Accessed 3 Nov. 2020.
Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 03 November 2020), memorial page for Sarah Bradshaw (unknown–23 Jan 1701), Find A Grave: Memorial #160281597, citing Darby Friends Cemetery, Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by L Evans (contributor 47540766): unsourced .
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