My   Bonsall  Ancestors
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    [Note by Ruby Simonson McNeill:    (The Bible Record that follows  was sent to me in 1988 from Donald G. Bonsall who stated "Gordon Bonsall Grimm in New Jersey found it at the Pennsylvania Historical Society last week…     It would appear to be information from a bible that an Elizabeth W. Hires copied and sent to Gilbert Cope.     Might be especially important as it lists Obadiah as the son of Joseph…." ).    It is important to give credit to those who share and provide our answers - so Don, Bonsall - thank you.   The credit goes to you and Gordon Bonsall Grimm.  I have tried to obtain a telephone number for Don but have not been able to do so.   If anyone has a current address for him, please let me know.   Don has been working on a Bonsall manuscript for probably over 10 years now. Would like to know if it has been published yet.]

Bible Record

      Obadiah Bonsall, son of Joseph Bonsall and Elizabeth his wife was born the 14th of 12th month in the year of  our Lord 1677
      Sarah Bonsall, daughter of John Bethell and Frances his wife was born the 20th of the 4th month 1683

Children

     Joseph Bonsall, son of Obadiah Bonsall and Sarah his wife was born the 20th of 3d month, about 8 o'clock in the morning 1703
      Elizabeth Bonsall, daughter of Obadiah Bonsall and Sarah his wife was born 2nd of 7th month about 11 o'clock A.M. 1705
      Mary Bonsall, daughter of Obadiah Bonsall and Sarah his wife was born the 12th of 12th month, about 6 o'clock A.M. 1707
      Obadiah Bonsall, son of Obadiah Bonsall and Sarah his wife was born the 21st of 12th month, about 7 o'clock P.M. 1709
      Hannah Bonsall, daughter of Obadiah Bonsall and Sarah his wife was born the 9th of 7th month about 4 o’clock A.M. 1712
      Rose Bonsall, daughter of Obadiah Bonsall and Sarah his wife was born the 7th of 10th month about 7 o’clock P.M. 1714
      Sarah Bonsall daughter of Obadiah and Sarah his wife was born the 25th of the 9th month about 12 o’clock P.M. 1717
      Vincent Bonsall son of Obadiah Bonsall and Sarah his wife was born the 23rd of 6th month about 4 P.M. 1720
      Samuel Bonsall son of Obadiah Bonsall and Sarah his wife was born 25th of 10th month about 8 P.M. 1722
      Rebecca Bonsall daughter of Obadiah Bonsall and Sarah his wife was born the 30th of 1st month about 8 P.M. 1724

DEATHS

         Obadiah Bonsall, Sr., died 4th of 10th month 1732, aged 54 years 9 months, 22 days and was buried in Darby Meeting House Graveyard the 6th of the same mo.   he died of Pleuretic fever and was sick but 5 days
        Sarah Bonsall, Sr., died 7th mo. 7th 1745 aged 60 years 2 mo. and 18 days and was buried the 8th of the same mo. in Darby meeting House Graveyard.   She died of bloody Flux and was sick but 5 days.
       Joseph Bonsall died 12th mo. 15th aged 60 years 6 mo. and 18 days.   He was buried at Darby Meeting House Graveyard the 15th of same mo. 1748.   (In margin says 1763.)
       Elizabeth Phillips formerly Elizabeth Bonsall died 8th mo. 12, 1748, aged 42 years 11 mo. 10 days.   She was buried in Darby meeting Graveyard the 14th of same mo.
       Mary Lightfoot formerly Mary Bonsall died 8th mo 10th a little before noon aged 70 years 5 mo and 6 days.    She was buried at Maiden Creek Meeting House Berks Co. Pa., the next afternoon. 1777.
       Obadiah Bonsall died 22nd of the 3rd mo aged 86 years and 1 mo    He was buried in Concord Meeting House Graveyard and Rebecca his wife died the 26th of 12th mo. about half past 10 o’clock A.M. and was buried on the 29th of the same mo 1795, in the same Graveyard.   Aged 74 years and 9 mo.
       Hannah Elliott formerly Hannah Bonsall died 9th mo 28th 1760 aged 47 years 11 mo 20 days.   She died at the Red Lion in New Castle Co. and was buried at St. George the 30th of the same month.
        Rose Bonsall Pilkinton - - -
       Sarah Bonsall Jr. died 1st mo 30th 1726 about 20 o’clock A.M. aged 8 years 7 mo and 25 days and was buried the following day.   She was sick about 10 hours and complained of a pain in her side
       Vincent Bonsall died 1st mo 10th 1796 about 6 o’clock A.M. aged 75 years 4 mo and 8 days.   He was buried in Friends meeting house Graveyard on the 12th of 1st mo. in Wilmington
       Samuel Bonsall died
       Rebecca Carter formerly Rebecca Bonsall died on the 28th of 11th mo aged 56 years 7 mo and 18 days and was buried in Friends Meeting Graveyard in Wilmington on the 30th of the same mo 1780

The foregoing copied from records sent by Elizabeth W. Hires of Kansas City, Mo., in letter dated Feb. 26, 1916, in which she says: - "I will enclose with this the copy taken from the old family bible of the Bonsalls. - - - - In reference to the Bonsalls being buried in the Meeting House Graveyard these notes are copies from Jane Bonsall’s bible."

Thomas Hannum and Sarah Bonsall, April 30, 1757, Swedes Church, Wilmington, Del.

"Sarah Bonsall (b. 1717) according to 'Darby MM births & burials 1682-1892' died 30 Jul 1727. p.179

Obadiah Bonsall (b. 1677) according to same source died 5 Dec 1732.  p.181

Sarah Bethel (b. 1683) according to same source died 7 Sep 1743.  p.183

Submitted  Sept 1998 by:
Pamela J. Pickering Slinker
slinker@laurel.humboldt.edu

[rsm note:  It is up to individuals to use all sources available and let the records speak for themselves.]

In Brief:

               Bonsall Family in England

Richard Bonsall of Codner, Parish of Heanor, Derbyshire, England b. ca. 1536, d. 1612; m. 6 Dec 1563 at Heanor to Agnes Sowter
     Their children:
   *1.     Richard Bonsall
     2.     John Bonsall

Richard Bonsall (s/o Richard and Agnes Sowter Bonsall) b. ___, d. 1631; ;m/1: Ellenore Fanne 10 Nov 1599 at Heanor; m/2: Joanna Stone
     Their children:
     1.     William Bonsall
   *2.     Joseph Bonsall
     3.     Margaret Bonsall
     4.     Matthew Bonsall

Joseph Bonsall (s/o Richard Bonsall and Joanna Stone) b. ___, d. ca. 1656; m: _____
     Their children:
     1.     Maria Bonsall
   *2.     Richard Bonsall (See below)
   *3.     Joseph Bonsall (See below)

Richard Bonsall (s/o Joseph Bonsall and ___) bapt. 17 Mar 1641/42 Hartington, Derbyshire, England, d. 13 Sept 1699 PA; m. (date/place unknown) to Mary Wood, d/o George and Hannah Wood.
     Their children: [#1-5 b. in England]
     1.     Elizabeth Bonsall
     2.     Ann Bonsall
     3.    Abigail Bonsall
     4.    Mary Bonsall
     5.     Sarah Bonsall
     6.     Jacob Bonsall
     7.     Benjamin Bonsall
     8.     Enoch Bonsall
     9.     Elinor Bonsall

Joseph Bonsall Jr. (s/o Joseph Bonsall Sr.) bapt. 1 Nov 1646; d. unknown; m. ca. 1675 in England to Elizabeth Wood b. ___, d. 6/28/1703
     Their only known children:
     1.     Obadiah Bonsall b. 4/24/1677 in England

Above information researched by James Belton Bonsall, Grand Chenier, Louisiana (in England ca. 1979)
For detailed information please contact Nancy Bonsall Shultz, 221 Bobbin Mill Road, Media, PA 19063.    Nancy sent me this in 1986 for my personal use and this is for my personal use as I had never intended to publish a book on the Bonsalls.  I am very content to have the information that they have shared.    I understood that there had been plans to publish but I have not heard anything further.

From: Lloyd Manuscripts - Welsh Records from the Collection of the late Howard Williams Lloyd - 1912
p.341
.....
Children of George Wood:
1.     Mary b. in England m. Richard Bonsall
2.     Elizabeth b. ca. 1655 England; believed to have married there a man named Bonsall, and as his
        widow married in Darby, Pennsylvania, in 1686, on the 9th mnth 10th, James Hunt
3.     George born in England
4.     John b. England
5.     Elinor b. in England ca. 1670
 




BONSALL BAPTISMS From the Registers of St. Giles Parish of Hartington, County Darby, England 1610 - "PA Families in PA" - Family History Film #345769

Baptized:
Nov'r 20, 1618,      Margaret, dau. of Richard Bonsall & Joanna, his wife, of Ludwall.
Feb'y 17, 1629,      Elizabeth, dau. of Wm. Bonsall & Elizabeth, his wife, of Heathcote
Sept. 11, 1631,       John, son of William Bonsall, Jr. & Elizabeth, his wife, of Heathcote
July 2, 1633,          Maria, of Wm. Bonsall, husbandman & Elizabeth, his wife, of Heathcote
Feb'y 16, 1635,    Thomas, son of William Bonsall, of Heathcote & Elizabeth, his wife
Feb'y 14, 1637,    Anna, dau. of William Bonsall, of Heathcote, & Elizabeth, his wife
March 5, 1639,     Elizabeth, dau. of Wm. Bonsall, of Heathcote, & Elizabeth, his wife
March 5, 1639,     Maria, dau. of Joseph Bonsall, of Joseph Bonsall of Eadville, & ----- his wife
March 17, 1641,  Richard, son of Joseph Bonsall, of Heathcote
Dec'r 16, 1643,    William, son of Wm. Bonsall, of heathcote & Elizabeth, his wife
Nov'r 1, 1646,      Joseph, son of Joseph Bonsall, defuncti, Juxta Heathcote
July 15, 1649,      Alice, dau. of William Bonsall, of Heathcote
Marriages:
Oct. 1, 1629,        William Bonsall & Elizabeth Bennett, of this parish
Aug. 24, 1676,    William Shaw & Alice Bonsall
Oct. 3, 1679,       Isaac Smelly, & Anna Bonsall
Burials:
Juy 25, 1612,      Grace, wife of John Bonsall, of Ludwall
May 28, 1613,    John, son of John Bonsall, of Heathcote
Aug. 4, 1615,      Peter Bonsall, of Bigging
Oct. 12, 1617,     Richard, son of John Bonsall, of one Ash Grange
April 21, 1617,   Francis Bonsall
Oct. 6, 1623,        John Bonsall of Eadvill
Feb'y 22, 1623,  Margaret, wife of John Bonsall, defuncti of Hartington
March 2, 1629,   Robert, son of Wm. Bonsall, of Heathcote
Dec'r 10, 1636,   John, son of William Bonsall of Heathcote
Jan'y 4, 1639,     Elizabeth, wife of John Bonsall, defunctus
March 5, 1639,   Elizabeth, dau. of Wm. Bonsall, of Eadville
Dec'r 1, 1642,     Joane Bonsall, of Heathcote
May 20, 1643,     Thomas Bonsall, son of William of Heathcote
Jany' 9, 1650,      John Bonsall, son of William, of Heathcote
April 14, 1670,    Jon Bonsall, son of Wm. & Maria, of Bigging
Sept. 10, 1679,    Thomas Bonsall
Later Baptisms:
Jan'y 12, 1676,   Elizabeth, dau. of William & Maria Bonsall
Oct. 23, 1679,     Richard, son of William & Maria Bonsall.

     ALL TO - 1680

If  anyone has access to records in these areas of Darby county, England, it would be interesting to see what else may be there for the Bonsalls and/or Woods.


Information supplied by Nancy Speers:
"Records of Darby Monthly Meeting, DE 13F:1"

Bonsall Births

Children of Obadiah and Sarah (Bethel) Bonsall
Joseph                    3/25/1703
Elizabeth                 7/2/1705
Mary                       12/21/1707
Obadiah                  12/11/1709
Hannah                   7/9/1712
Rose                        10/7/1714
Sarah                       9/25/1716
Vincent                   6/23/1720
Samuel                    10/25/1722
Rebecca                  1/30/1725 (?)

Bonsall Deaths

Obadiah                  10/5/1732
Sarah                        7/7/1743
Children of Obadiah and Sarah (Bethel) Bonsall
Sarah                       1/30/1727



Information supplied by Pamela J. Pickering Slinker (email: slinker@laurel.humboldt.edu) Sept 1998

Sarah Bonsall (b. 1717) according to  "Darby MM births & burials 1682-1892" died 30 July 1727. p.179
Obadiah Bonsall (b. 1677) according to same source died 5 Dec 1732.  p.181
Sarah Bethel (b. 1682) according to same source died 7 Sep 1743.  p. 186

[rsm note: The Bible record states Obadiah d. 4 10mo 1732.   The 10th month was called December.  This would actually give a one day difference.  I would assume that the Bible record would be accurate and the date that the death reported may be in error.  However, all dates should be noted with sources rather than make a determination that, unless we were there, we cannot do.  I appreciate and welcome all variations that may be found in any records and also appreciate your citing the sources.]