Thomas Atkinson1,2

M, #1794, b. before 1660, d. 31 October 1687
  • Birth*: before 1660, Newby, Yorkshire, England3
  • Marriage*: 4 June 1678, Knaresborough Monthly Meeting, Yorkshire, England, <4th day 4th mo 1678>
    "The meeting register is somewhat illegible at this point; some copyist have rendered this name 'Boid', and one 'Bord'...", Principal=Jane Bond1
  • Immigration*: between 1681 and 1682, New Jersey
  • Death*: 31 October 1687, Bristol Twp., Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, <31st day 8th mo 1687>4,2
  • Note*: Removed from Newby to Thruscross when quite a child. Moved again to Sandwick or Sanwith in Addingham parish by time of his 1678 marriage. Probably joined Society of Friends when quite young, probably at time of his father. Was an accepted minister before his marriage. In 1681 obtained a certificate from Beamsley Meeting for himself and family. Removed to West Jersey. In 1682 living in Bucks Co. Joined Neshamina (later Middletown) Mtg by 7 mo 2 1684. No mention of him as a minister in [American] meeting minutes. Resided in Bristol township. Meeting record references are to Falls Mtg minutes, mens & womens, & Middletown Mtg minutes. Had acquired 300 acres in Bristol Township, but had not paid for it. Owned at least 500 acres.1
  • Note: Will abstract: "Page 50. Thomas Adkinson of County of Bucks. 8th mo., 10th day, 1687. Proved 3rd mo., 21st day, 1688. Wife Jane, extx., to sell 100 acres bought of Jos. English, Bro. John Adkinson, 100 acres. Children, Isaac, William, and Samuel.
    Wit: Joseph Kirkbride, Richard Londes.
    Signed Thomas Adkinson.
    [Thomas Adkinson died 31st of 8th month, 1687. See admin.]5
Last Edited: 4 Apr 2012

Family:

Jane Bond

Children:

Isaac Atkinson6 b. 2 Mar 1678/79, d. 3 Jan 1720/21
William Atkinson6 b. 1681, d. 29 Oct 1749
Samuel Atkinson+ 6 b. 17 Jul 1685, d. 21 Feb 1775

Citations:

  1. [S145] Oliver Hough, 'Atkinson Families of Bucks County, Pennsylvania', Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 30(1906): 57-79, 220-237, 332-347, 479-502. [available on Google books], p. 66-79.
  2. [S45] 'Jane Atkinson's 'Testimony concerning her late husband Thomas Atkinson', in A Collection of memorials concerning divers deceased ministers of the people called Quakers, in Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, and parts adjacent, from nearly the first Settlement thereof to the year 1787. originally printed: Phila. Joseph Cruk. Facsimile reprint: Heritage Books, Maryland 1990. [available on Google books Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 30(1906):73-4]
  3. [S145] Oliver Hough, 'Atkinson Families of Bucks County, Pennsylvania', Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 30(1906): 57-79, 220-237, 332-347, 479-502. [available on Google books], p. 66.
  4. [S145] Oliver Hough, 'Atkinson Families of Bucks County, Pennsylvania', Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 30(1906): 57-79, 220-237, 332-347, 479-502. [available on Google books]
  5. [S173] Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Wills 1685 - 1785. publ 1995 Family Line Publications. 'abstracted under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in the early 1900s.', p. 3.
  6. [S145] Oliver Hough, 'Atkinson Families of Bucks County, Pennsylvania', Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 30(1906): 57-79, 220-237, 332-347, 479-502. [available on Google books], p. 76.
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