Allred Family Organization 
Identify and Unite the Allred Family Through 
Gathering, Storing and Sharing Information

001.jpg (495879 bytes)
Newsletter #100 Fall 2014

Back Issues of the Newsletter are available

Home         

About Us 

Frequently Asked Questions

Support Our Research - Join The AFO!

Board of Directors

Newsletter

Reunions

East Coast Allred Family Association

Rocky Mountain Allreds 

 

 

An Allred Time Line
1572 – 1762

A compilation of research collected and organized
By:   Linda Allred Cooper
Updated August 10, 2011

 CLARIFICATION

I want to clarify the fact that I did not do all this research by myself!!!  I will claim credit for some of it – but the rest was simply gathered and organized after being sent to me by others.  This was done so I could step back and see what information I had collected – what was documented and what was not. 

As you read through the Time Line, please note all the citations which give credit to the researcher or researchers who actually uncovered the information / documentation.  Whenever possible, copies of the documentation are included. 

As more research and information is found and documented, it will be added to this new “data base” in hopes of being more organized – and to keep from duplicating the work of others.

You’ll find this Time Line seems to tell a story.  Keep in mind that all family relationships have not been proved completely!  However, we are now ready to say a man named Solomon Allred was born in 1680 in Eccles Parish, Lancashire, England; he was the same man who showed up on tax lists in Chester County, PA in the 1720’s.  And yes, we believe he was the same man who showed up in land records in North Carolina in 1752.  The letter he wrote in 1719 gave us the missing link to say, yes, this is the same man.  Now the search continues to find as much documentation as possible on this man, his siblings, wife, children, parents, aunts & uncles, etc. 

Linda 

 Notes in red are for our researchers - reminders of work that needs to be done.  If you would like to help and/or get involved with this project, please contact us.  

PLEASE:  if you copy and/or use any of this information, give credit to the AFO and the researcher(s) who found it and/or contributed it.  Don't claim it as your own work.  Thanks!

Time Line

July 6, 1572 – John Alred & Joan Drinkwater are married.  This couple are thought to be the great great grandparents of Solomon Allred born 1680 Eccles Parish, possible progenitor of the American Allreds.
           (The Registers of the Parish Church of Eccles in the county of Lancaster, Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1564-1632, page 189, transcribed and edited by A. E. Hodder, M.B., B.D., Wigan)

1580 – William Pemberton was born.  He was the paternal grandfather of Ellen Pemberton Allred, mother of Solomon Allred born 1680 Eccles Parish, possible progenitor of the American Allreds.
   
     (Date estimated by marriage date [1602] and age of oldest child; the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell   Griffin.)
NEED TO LOOK AT CHESTER / CHESHIRE PARISH RECORDS FOR THIS DOCUMENTATION

1591 – Thomas Smith was born.  He was the maternal grandfather of Ellen Pemberton Allred, mother of Solomon Allred born 1680 Eccles Parish, possible progenitor of the American Allreds.
          (Eccles Parish Minutes of the Vestry Meetings; the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin;)

Dec 10, 1602 – William Pemberton married Ann (last name unknown). 
                        (the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin.)
                        NEED TO LOOK AT CHESTER / CHESHIRE AND OTHER SURROUNDING PARISH RECORDS FOR THIS DOCUMENTATION

Jan 3, 1610 – Ralph Pemberton was baptised in Aspull, Wigan Parish, Lancashire, England.  He was the son of William and Ann Pemberton.
            (the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin;  The Registers of the Parish Church of Wigan in the County of Lancashire, Christenings, Burials and Weddings 1580-1625, page 78; transcribed and edited by Josiah Arrowsmith.)                      

Feb 23, 1611 – Thomas Smith married Ann Smith.  They were the parents of at least eight identified children.  Per records some of these children died young.   Margaret, Ellen, Alice, and John lived to adulthood.  Thomas and Ann Smith were the great grandparents of Solomon Allred born 1680 Eccles Parish, possible progenitor of the American Allreds.
          (The Registers of the Parish Church of Eccles in the county of Lancaster, Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1564-1632, page 189, transcribed and edited by A. E. Hodder, M.B., B.D., Wigan); the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin.)

January 6, 1624 – Jane, daughter of Thomas Smith, parish clerk, was baptized.  Jane was the maternal aunt of Ellen Pemberton Allred, mother of Solomon Allred born 1680, Eccles Parish, possible progenitor of the American Allreds.
             (The Registers of the Parish Church of Eccles in the County of Lancashire, Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1564-1632, page 90, transcribed and edited by A. E. Hodde, M.B., B.C., Wigan)

October 27, 1625 – William Alred & Alis Tongue marry.  This couple are thought to be the grandparents of Solomon Allred born 1680 Eccles Parish, possible progenitor of the American Allreds.
             (The Registers of the Parish Church of Eccles in the County of Lancashire, Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1564-1632, page 212, transcribed and edited by A. E. Hodde, M.B., B.C., Wigan)

Aug 6, 1626 – Ann, daughter of William Alred, was baptized.  She was the first child of William Alred and wife Alis Tongue.
             (The Registers of the Parish Church of Eccles in the County of Lancashire, Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1564-1632, page 93, transcribed and edited by A. E. Hodde, M.B., B.C., Wigan)

Feb 8, 1628 – Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Smith, Parish Clerk, was baptized.  Elizabeth was the maternal aunt of Ellen Pemberton Allred, mother of Solomon Allred born 1680, Eccles Parish, possible progenitor of the American Allreds.
             (The Registers of the Parish Church of Eccles in the County of Lancashire, Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1564-1632, page 98, transcribed and edited by A. E. Hodde, M.B., B.C., Wigan)

Jan 2, 1629 – Alice, daughter of William Alred, was baptized.   Alice is the 2nd child of William Alred and wife Alis Tonge. 
             (The Registers of the Parish Church of Eccles in the County of Lancashire, page 100, transcribed and edited by A. E. Hodde, M.B., B.C., Wigan)

June 27, 1630 – Allexander, son of Thomas Smith, Parish Clerk, was baptized.  Allexander was the maternal uncle of Ellen Pemberton Allred. 
             (The Registers of the Parish Church of Eccles in the County of Lancashire, page 101, transcribed and edited by A. E. Hodde, M.B., B.C., Wigan)

Mar 20, 1632 – John Alred the eldr (elder) is buried.  Possibly the same John Allred who was married to Joan Drinkwater in 1572, possible great grandfather of Solomon Allred born 1680 in Eccles Parish. 
             (The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 77, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

Oct 28, 1632 – Alice Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith, parish clerk, is christened.  Alice was the maternal aunt of Ellen Pemberton Allred. 
             (The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 1, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

May 17, 1637 – Elizabeth, infant of Thomas Smith, Parish Clerk, was buried.
             (The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 87, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

Jan 18, 1638 – Ann Smith dies.  She was the wife of Thomas Smith, Parish Clerk of Eccles and grandmother of Ellen Pemberton Allred.
(the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin; The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor; page 90.)

March 25, 1638 – Margaret Smith, daughter of Thomas & Ann Smith, gave birth to an illegitimate daughter named Ellen.  Per Eccles Parish BMD records, the father was John Pemberton.
((The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 77, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor; the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin.)

April 26, 1640 – Mary, daughter of Thomas Smith, Parish Clerk, was born.  Mary was the maternal Aunt of Ellen Pemberton Allred.  As Ellen’s mother, Ann, had died in 1638, this proves Ellen’s father had remarried.
                        (The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 18, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

January 1642 – The Protestation Oath of 1642 is put into effect.

In May 1641 the House of Commons acted to defend the Protestant Religion, Parliament, and the Crown against a perceived threat of 'Popery and Popish Innovations'. They prepared an oath of loyalty to be taken by all males of 18 years and over. Duly passed by the Protestant Peers in the House of Lords, the Protestation Oath was put in force in January 1642 (modern calendar) when the Speaker of the House of Commons instructed county sheriffs to take action. In February, 217 men from Atherton assembled at Leigh Parish Church and took the oath before John Atherton, the High Sheriff of Lancashire. One man refused the oath.

The names of the Allred men from Atherton who took (and refused) the Protestation Oath, as listed here, are extracted from Appendix 2 of "History of Atherton" by John Lunn, published by Atherton District Council in 1971.

The protestation returns can be used to estimate the population of Atherton at the time. One formula (W.B. Stephens 'Sources for English Local History') doubles the number to include adult women, and adds 40% for those under 18. Others suggest multiplying the number by 4. Thus, Atherton in 1642 would probably have had between 600 and 900 inhabitants.
(Peter Wood, ENG-MANCHESTER-L@rootsweb.com)

 FirstName

 Surname

 Title

 Notes

 Henry

 Aldredd

 

 

 Edward

 Alredd

 

 

 Gilbte

 Alredd

 

 

 Henry

 Alredd

 

 

 John

 Alredd

 sen

 

 John

 Alredd

 Jun

 

 Nicholas

 Alredd

 

 

 Richard

 Alredd

 sen

 

 Richard

 Alredd

 jun

 

 Robte

 Alredd

 

 

 Willm

 Alredd

 

 

 Willm

 Alredd

 snr

 

 James

 Alrede

 

 

            Is not signing the Oath be the reason why John Allred became so impoverished?

1642 – The English Civil Wars of 1642-1659 saw the religious divides of England come to a head.  By this time the country had divided almost in half with the north and west remaining staunchly Royalist an the remainder being predominantly Protestant.  Bolton was a particularly fervent seat of Parliamentarianism and anti-Royalist and many great battles were fought on the surrounding Lancashire countryside, at Standish and at Wigan.
             (
http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/lancashire1.html#Tudor)

April 24, 1642 – Elleanor, daughter of Thomas Smith (Parish Clerk) is born.  Ellenor was the maternal Aunt of Ellen Pemberton Allred.
             (The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 14, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

September 12, 1642 – Elleanor Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith (Parish Clerk) was buried.
             (The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 97, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

1648 – Thomas Smith wrote his will in which he designated himself as the ‘parish clerke of the church of Eccles in the countie of Lancaster.’  He desired to be buried in the ‘churchyarde of Eccles’ at the discretion of his wife, children and friends.  The will was probated in 1649.  Per the will, Thomas Smith’s daughter, Margaret, seems to have been out of favor with her father, having given birth to an illegitimate daughter, Ellen Pemberton, ten years earlier, in 1638.
(the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin. Original will on file in Lancashire Records Office, Preston, UK)

Feb 6, 1648 – Thomas Smith died at Roasens in Manchester.
             (The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 109, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

Mar 3, 1648 – Thomas Smith, Parish Clerk, is buried “of Ecvcles obijt aetatis suae 63”. 
             (The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 109, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

July 16, 1648 – Thomas Smith, son of Thomas Smith, Parish Clerk, is buried.
             (The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 107, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

Sept 2, 1648 – Ralph Pemberton marries Margaret Seddon, daughter of Thomas Seddon and Margaret Newton.
             (the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connectios by Dawnell Griffin)

January 20, 1650 – Phineas Pemberton, son of Ralph and Margaret Pemberton, is born.
(Personal letters in the Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society; the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin.)

August 3, 1655 – Joseph Pemberton, the 3 year old son of Ralph and Margaret Pemberton, dies.
(Personal letters in the Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society; the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin.)

1659 – John Allred and Ellen Pemberton marry.  Date estimated by the age of their oldest child.  They had at least 10 children: JOHN born 1 Nov 1660; 2. MARY born 9 Aug 1661; 3. WILLIAM baptized 3 Feb 1664/65; 4. ALICE b.c. 1668; 5. OWEN b.c. 1670; 6. PHINEAS, baptized 7 Nov 1672; 7. ENOCH baptized 16 Jun 1675; 8. THEOPHILUS baptized 4 Oct 1677; 9. ELLIN baptized 15 Jun 1679; and 10. SOLOMON baptized 12 Nov 1680.

                        (Eccles Parish Baptismal / Marriage / Death records)

February 10, 1660 – Ellen Allred is arrested for attending Quaker Meeting.

(Joseph Besse's Collection of Sufferings Vol. 1; Personal letters in the Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society; the report Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin;)

Mar 10, 1660 – William Orred (Allred) de Pendleton is buried.
(The Register of the Parish of Eccles Part II, page 121, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

Aug 20, 1660 – Alice, wife of William Orred (Allred) is buried.
(The Register of the parish of Eccles, Part II, page 121, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

Nov 1, 1660 – John, son of John Allred and wife Ellen Pemberton Allred, was baptized. 
NEED DOCUMENTATION

June 16, 1661 – John Allred and wife Ellen Pemberton Allred arrested while attending a Quaker Meeting.
             From Besse’s Sufferings: “On the 16th of the Month called June, Edward Lord, Ralph Ridgeway, Nehemiah Poole, Edward Dawson, Richard Madder, James Bold, John Alred, John Blinkhorne, Henry Wood, John Abraham, Isaac Mosse and Abraham Garside, as they were coming out of a Meeting found the passages beset with armed men, who would not suffer them to depart till some Justices of the Peace came, who tendered them the Oath of allegiance, saying that the Law had appointed that as a means to discover Papists, and upon their refusal to take it sent to Lancaster Goal.”
   
     (Personal letters in the Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society; the report                         Allred/Smith/Pemberton Connections by Dawnell Griffin; The British Friend, FHS of Swarthmore College, PA; A Collection of the Sufferings of the People called Quakers by Joseph Besse, Vol. 1, pg 309.)

 

Aug 9, 1661 – Mary, daughter of John Allred and wife Ellen Pemberton Allred, is baptized.
(The Register of  the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 50, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

1662 – Act of Settlement of 1662.  Each parish appointed Overseers of the Poor who collected rates from occupiers of land and property, and spent income on helping the destitute.  Parishes did not want to be liable for the relief of poor from another parish.  Settlement certificates were issued to those who moved to another parish. If the need for maintenance arose, the parish could make a removal order and send them bck to their parish of origin.
(www.liverpool.uk.gov)

Mar 6, 1662 – William, son of John Allred and wife Ellen Pemberton Allred,, is baptized.
(The Register of the Parish of Eccles Part II, page 51, transcribed by Hilda Watson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

1664/5 – Petition of the Overseer of the Poor in Moston complaining that he has tried to provide a house for John Alred and wife but they have refused to accept what was offered.  The Court ordered the Overseer to find John Alred a suitable house or he will be found “in default” of his duties.    
(Lancashire Quarter Sessions, Petitions, QSP/258/15)

1664 – Alice Pemberton, daughter of William & Ann Pemberton, is arrested for attending Quaker Meeting.
(
Joseph Besse's Collection of Sufferings Vol. 1., p. 315)
WHAT DATE – CHECK BESSE’S SUFFERINGS FOR DATE.

Feb 3, 1664/5 – William, son of John Allred and wife Ellen Pemberton Allred, was baptized.
( Was there 2 sons named William?  Perhaps an older child who died and the next son born was named after him?)
(The Register of the Parish of Eccles, Part II, page 53, transcribed by Hilda Waatson, Betty Dawson and Edith Mellor)

1666 – James Harrison was imprisoned in the Castle of Chester, convicted of attending Quaker Meeting.
(Personal letters from James to his wife, Ann.  Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society.) NEED VOL. & PAGE NUMBER

1668 – Alice, daughter of John Allred & Ellen Pemberton Allred is baptized.
NEED DOCUMENTATION

1669 – Phineas Pembertson and Roger Longworth are imprisoned at Lancaster Castle for attending Quaker Meetings. Phineas is 16 years old.
(Personal letters.  Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society.) NEED VOL & PAGE NUMBER

1670 – James Busey petitioned the Court in Moston, Lancashire, to have John Alred, his wife and children removed from the house they have been living in.
            (Lancashire Record Office, Petition, QSP/360/6, c. 1670)

To The Right Worshipable his Majesties
Justices of Peace at those general quarter
sessions at the court held at Manchester
13 October Anno ____
Showeth The Humble petition of James Busey
of Moston
That John Alred his wife & children being
destitute of habitation the petitioner’s  father –in-law suffered
the said John Alred his wife & children to inhabit
in the petitioners house during his minority
now said petitioner being at his age & having
use for the said house humbly pray of the
order of the court to remove the said
John Alred his wife & children out of said
petitioners house and home as is duly
ordered will ever pray
The overseer to comply
of ____ the ____

1670 – Owen, son of John Allred and wife Ellen Pemberton is baptized.
NEED DOCUMENTATION

Nov 7, 1672 – Phineas, son of John Allred and wife Ellen Pemberton Allred is baptized.
NEED DOCUMENTATION

1673 – Phineas Pemberton imprisoned in Lancaster castle for refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the king and for attending Quaker meetings.

                        (Personal letters.  Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society.) NEED VOL & PAGE NUMBER

October 12, 1673 - We have indications of John Allred’s Presbyterian leanings from a book called “The Eccles Presbyterians 1662-1765,” which contains a list of members of the congregation of the Rev. Edmund Jones taken in 1673. The name John Allred of Pendleton is among those listed. John was also named in a list of those who attended an illegal Presbyterian service held by Rev. Jones at Lever’s barn on 12 Oct 1673. A man by the name of Boardman witnessed this religious service and later testified about it in court. In the proceedings, Boardman gave the following testimony.  

 “On the Twelth day of October laste being the Lords day, there was a conventicle or meeting in a Barne in the parish of Eccles within this County belonginge to one Alexander Lever of the same place, husbandman, where mett together under pretence of religious worshipp. These several persons following vis:-Mr. Edmund Jones of Barton a non-conformist minister and his wife…(a list of 45 members of the congregation followed, which included the name John Allred)…together with many more who were unknowne to this informer, All of them subjects of this Realme and above the age of sixteene years; he further saith that the said Mr. Jones did preach to them both ends of the day, and that the said Mr. Jones did not use the booke of Common prayer, accordinge to the Constitution of the Church of England.” 

(the report Allred of England and North Carolina presented at the Allred Reunion, September 7, 2002, by Michael Marshall) NEED DOCUMENTATION – Title page and page number

1675 – James Harrison was arrested and fined 11£ 6s for holding a Quaker Meeting at his house. 
                        (A Collection of Sufferings of the People Called Quakers by Joseph Besse, Vol. I,                           pg 320.)

Jun 16, 1675 – Enoch, son of John Allred and Ellen Pemberton Allred is baptized.
NEED DOCUMENTATION

January 1, 1676 – Phineas Pemberton marries Phoebe Harrison at the house of John Haydock in Coppull, Near Standish in Lancashire, England.

                        (Personal letters, Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society) NEED PAGE AND VOL NUMBER

1677 – Ann, daughter of Phineas Pemberton and wife Phoebe Harrison Pemberton “of Bolton in
                        the Moor” is baptized at Hardshaw West Monthly Meeting. 
                        (Lancashire Quarterly Meeting 1650-1720; Abstract from Quaker Digest Registers on file at Friends House                             Library, London, England.)

Oct 4, 1677 – Theophilus, son of John Allred and wife Ellen Pemberton Allred is baptized.
        NEED DOCUMENTATION

November 2, 1678 – Phineas Pemberton writes a letter to his father, Ralph Pemberton, in which he writes: “Uncle J. Alred was here …..him suffer very begerly ……….”
        
(Vol. 1, page 88a, Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society)

March 31, 1679 – James Harrison of Bolton in Lancashire is fined for Preaching.  “On the 31st of the Month called March this Year was a Meeting at Macclesfield in Cheshire to which the Mayor and two other Justices came, ad took what Names they pleased.  After a short Time, the Meeting still continuing, they came again.  At their first Coming they found James Harrison of Bolton in Lancashire, preaching, for which they fined him 20£ and at their coming again, he still preaching, they called that a second offence and fined him 40£ value, taking all they could find, not leaving so much as a skillet to boil the children’s milk in.”
(A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers by Joseph Besse, Vol. I, pg 323.)

June 15, 1679 – Ellin, daughter of John Allred and wife Ellen Pemberton Allred is baptized.
        NEED DOCUMENTATION

Nov 9, 1679 – James Harrison “was preaching at a Meeting in his own house, the constables came and pluckt him away.  They caused him to be fined and by a Warrant from Thomas Laver and Jesse Kenyon, Justices made a Seizure of Leather and other goods to the value of 10£ 19s.  Phineas Pemberton for himself and wife being at the said meeting had goods taken from hi to the value of 4£ 15s 4d.”
            (A Collection of Sufferings of the People Called Quakers by Joseph Besse, Vol. 1, pg 324)

1679 – Abigail, daughter of Phineas Pemberton and wife Phoebe Harrison Pemberton, is baptized at Hardshaw West Monthly Meeting.
            (Lancashire Quarterly Meeting 1650-1720; Abstract from Quaker Digest Registers on file at Friends House Library,             London, England.)

1680 – John Alred of Pendleton petitioned the Court to help him find a house for his family to live in and for him to work in.
            (Lancashire Record Office Petition, QSP/530/6; c. 1680/1)

To the Worshipfull William ____
____ or to any other of his ____
Sufficient of ____ ___ ___
The Humble Petition of John Alred of Pendleton
Humbly showeth
That whereas your Petitioner being a very poor
man and hath a wife and some small children and
not able to maintain them with out some money and
also habitation for to mill in hopeth that your
Worships will allow your poor Petitioner ___
and also a habitation as your worships shall think fit
and your poor Petitioner as bound in duty will __
___ pray for your Worships good health long to ____

September 18, 1680 – John Allred bought one parcel (of land?) from Phineas Pemberton.
   
             (1674 – 1687 Account Book of Phineas Pemberton, Etting Collection Case, Pennsylvania Historical Society)

November 12, 1680 – Solomon Allred, the youngest son of John and Ellen Pemberton Allred, is baptized.
       
(Eccles Parish Baptismal / Marriage / Death records)
   
     NEED DOCUMENTATION

1682 – Anne, daughter of Phineas Pemberton and wife Phoebe Harrison Pemberton of Boldon in the Moor, is baptized at West Hardshaw Monthly Meeting.  This is the second daughter named Anne, leading me to think the first child must have died as a infant.
             (Lancashire Quarterly Meeting 1650-1720, v.5; Abstract from the Quaker Digest Registers on file in the Friends House Library, London, England.)

1682 – Anne, daughter of Phineas Pemberton and wife Phoebe Harrison Pemberton of Boldon in the Moor, is buried at West Hardshaw Monthly Meeting.  This is the second daughter named Anne, leading me to think the first child must have also died as a infant.
             (Lancashire Quarterly Meeting 1650-1720, v.5; Abstract from the Quaker Digest Registers on file in the Friends House Library, London, England.)

Sept 6, 1682 – The Ship Submission, owned by William Penn, sails from Liverpool, England.  It lands on the Choptank River, Maryland, America, November 2, 1682 after being blown off course by a tremendous storm (hurricane?).  Among the 6 families onboard were:  James Harrison, his wife Ann, his mother Agnes, and his daughter, Phoebe and husband Phineas Pemberton.  Also with them were Phineas’ father, Ralph Pemberton, and Phoebe & Phineas’ two children, Abigail and Phineas. 
       
(Personal letters and the Ship’s Log kept by Phineas Pemberton, Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society)

1683 – Thomas Janney (1634 – 1696), grandson of Randle Janney and Ellen Allrodd, comes to America.  His new home is located less than a mile from William Penn’s Pennsbury Manor. Neighbors include James Harrison, Phineas Pemberton, and R. (Richard) Ridgeway
   
     (The Janney Journal, Vol IX, Issue 2, March 1994, Spruance Librray, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown,             PA; 1687 map surveyed by Thomas Holme for William Penn)

May 1684 – Samuel Finley was born.  Research by others that have studied this Finley family, say he was born in May of 1684 in County Armagh in Ireland, the son of Robert Finley and Margaret Lauder who were married in 1680. Robert died there on 18 Jun 1712. You may remember that the Hollingsworth family also came from Armagh. It is also said that Samuel Finley had a daughter named Isabella who married James Patterson, son of James Patterson Sr. and Anne Corry. There was a James Patterson on the West Nottingham township tax lists at the same time as Samuel Finley, Jeremiah York, and Solomon Alred.
   
     (the report Allred of England and North Carolina presented at the Allred Reunion, September 7, 2002, by Michael             Marshall)

December 21, 1684 – Ellen Pemberton Allred dies.
   
     (Parish Baptismal / Marriage / Death records of East Hardshaw MM, Manchester, England; Friends House Digest Register,             Microfilm 128, Reel 16, FHS of Swarthmore College, PA)

January 16, 1686/7 – William Penn wrote to James Harrison:  “I have an eye to the man thou writt about with his family. But one John Aldred of Pendleton related to P. Pemberton that cam to me at Manchester to be helpt over on the terms I published for the poor.  I may do what I can for him.”  William Penn was considering helping John Allred and family come to America as indentured servants.
   
     (Page 136, The Papers of William Penn, Vol 3, 1685 – 1700, Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville,             PA)

September 29, 1686 – During Michaelmas a petition for relief (financial help) is filed for John Allred in Manchester, England.
        (Lancashire County Quarter Sessions, ref: QSP/626/4)
        INSERT COPY OF DOCUMENT

July 17, 1687 – Ralph Pemberton dies at age 76.
   
         (Pemberton family records, Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society; Pemberton Family                 Cemetery at Pennsbury Manor, Bucks County, PA.)
            INSERT PHOTO OF TOMBSTONE AT PENNSBURY MANOR

November 11, 1695 – John Allred writes to Phineas Pemberton asking for financial help so he can bring his family to Pennsylvania. 
        (Vol. 2, page 115, Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society)

            Transcribed as written by Dawnell Griffin:

Manchestor November 11th .95 [1695]
loving cosen  my kind love to you   I have the leter that you sent to Ralf
ridgham and I reseaved too lettors from you before and sent ansers to them
but you [you] never reseaved them   this is to let you understand   we are
all in good helth at this present writing thanks be to god for it but my
eldest son phinease is gon for a soulder 2 yrs ago and my neglecting cuming
was becaus my mother was alive then and I was not willing to leave her but
now mee and my wife and my suns are all willing to cum to you asking god
love and desire you to send an answer to Ralfe ridgeham with speed and
please let mee kno how I shall have your good asistens for I am not able to
fund of myself   my sun Owen is going of around 20 yers of age and
Theophiles is 19 and Sollomon 16 yers of age soe no more at present  I rest
your loving cosen till deth   John Allred

October 20, 1696 – Phoebe Pemberton dies.  She was only 36 years old.
   
     (Pemberton family records, Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society; Pemberton             Family Cemetery at Pennsbury Manor, Bucks County, PA.) 
   
     INSERT TOMBSTONE PHOTO FROM PENNSBURY MANOR

Midsummer 1699 – The Overseers of the Poor of Middle Hulton Lancashire, apply for permission to “Settle” John Allred and family in another parish.                           
       
(Manchester County Quarter Sessions, ref. QSP/833/50)
        INSERT TRANSCRIPTION AND COPY OF DOCUMENT

March 1, 1701 – Phineas Pemberton dies.   He was 52 years old.
   
     (Pemberton family records, Pemberton Collection, Pennsylvania Historical Society; Pemberton             Family Cemetery at Pennsbury Manor, Bucks County, PA.)  INSERT PHOTO OF                         TOMBSTONE FROM PENNSBURY

1703 – Abigail, daughter of Phineas Allred, is Christened.  Phineas is the son of John and Ellen Pemberton Allred.
   
     (Eccles Parish Baptismal / Marriage / Death records)
            NEED DOCUMENTATION

July 7, 1717 – Thomas, son of Theophilus Allred, is Christened.  Theophilus is the son of John and Ellen Pemberton Allred.  Thomas dies in November 1717.   
        (Eccles Parish Baptismal / Marriage / Death records)
            NEED DOCUMENTATION

1718 – Samuel Finley appears on tax lists for the first time in West Nottingham Township, Chester County, PA.  Finley is also listed on the 1719, 1720, 1721, 1722, (no list exists for 1723), and 1726.
INSERT COPY OF ONE OF THESE DOCUMENTS

1718 – Jeremiah York first appears on tax lists for West Nottingham Township, Chester County, PA.  Jeremiah appears on these same tax lists between 1718 – 1729. 
INSERT COPY OF DOC

Jan 19, 1719/20 – Solomon Alred of Nottingham, PA writes to his cousin, Israel Pemberton of Philadelphia, to ask for help purchasing a tract of land in north Chester County.
   
     Found in a list of Quakers coming to America on a microfilm from the Mormon church: Role             517003 of the LDS church which is a compilation of relatives of a man named Cope.

"1-19-1719-20 Solomon Alred of Nottingham writes to his cozin (sic) Israel Pemberton of Philadelphia, asking his influence to obtain a grant of 100 acres on the North side of Nottingham, among the pine trees, near the Palintine Road. His wife sends her love.  He signs himself 'Thy Lov. Kinsman'"

January 15, 1721 – Jeremiah York is devised personal property (a “cow calf”) in the will of John Wilson of Cecil County, MD.  The will was proved April 7, 1722.  Currently we have no clues as to the relationship between John Wilson and Jeremiah York. 
        (Cecil County, MD records; Michael Marshall notes.) 

1724 – Solomon Allred, Samuel Finley and Jeremiah York are listed on the West Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania Tax List.  Randall Janney owned one of the West Nottingham lots.  Randall's mother was Margaret Heath Janney, sister of Ann Heath Harrison, wife of James Harrison (Phineas Pemberton's in-laws). 
   
     Per the Delaware Quaker Records, Early Members of Northern New Castle County),             another Randle Janney, son of Thomas and Jane Worthington Janney, married Ellen             Alrodd on July 14, 1602.  Their grandson, Thomas Janney, came to America in 1683.               Some very interesting coincidences and possible family connections that need more             research.  

1726 – Elizabeth York “marries out of unity”.
   
(Minutes for New Garden MM, Chester County, PA.
    This in interesting because Jeremiah York is the only York listed on tax lists for this time         period.  Usually the woman who married out of unity was listed as such by her 
     married name, in this case, York.  What was her maiden name?  Who was her husband?

March 11, 1727 – Theophilus Allred, son of John & Ellen Pemberton Allred, dies.

                         (Eccles Parish Baptismal / Marriage / Death records)
            NEED DOCUMENTATION

1730 – Solomon Allred is listed on the West Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania Tax List.

August 6, 1732 – Henry, son of Jeremiah York, is born at Pipe Creek, Prince George’s County, Maryland.
   
     (a book on old southern Bible records by Memory Aldridge Lester)
        NEED MORE DOCUMENTATION

October 25, 1736 – Jeremiah York lived on the 1,200 acre Browning tract which today is located at the south end of Jefferson County, West Virginia, Highway 7 on the Potomac River. 

(Frederick County, VA, land records; Pioneers of Old Frederick County, VA by Cecil O’Dell, Handley Library, Winchester, VA)

October 16, 1737 - Samuel Finley left Chester County, Pennsylvania and moved to Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he died in 1737 leaving only an oral or nuncupative will. It was dated 16 Oct 1737, and it was proved in court on 2 Feb 1737/38. In his will, Finley leaves his entire estate to "JOHNNY ALDRIDGE" but does not say who this Johnny Aldridge is, or where he lived. Henry Enoch and Joseph Metcalf witnessed the will. I (Mike Marshall) won’t go into it here, but I can show this Enoch family was well acquainted with Jeremiah York in old Frederick County, Virginia.  Jeremiah York sold his land in old Frederick County, Virginia to a William Chapline. It turns out that William’s brother, Joseph Chapline, was named as executor of Samuel Finley’s estate during the administration proceedings. Chapline began settling Finley’s estate with an appraisal dated 15 Mar 1738 and proved in court on 29 Jun 1738. The appraisers were Johannes Noll and John More. Thomas Wale and William Norris were named as creditors. There were two inventories taken of the estate. The first was dated 24 Jun 1738 and proved in court 31 May 1739. A second was proved on 24 June 1739 and it shows payments to a number of individuals including Joseph Medcalfe, Henry Enoch, and William Norris. It is stated in the inventory that there were no known heirs. In this court proceeding, there was testimony that Samuel Finley had been charged by a Joseph Evans, in Oppeckon, County of Orange, with stealing a horse in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1735. The reference to Oppeckon, County of Orange, is to that part of Orange County, Virginia that later became old Frederick County, Virginia, and Oppeckon refers to a creek near present-day Winchester, Virginia.  

The administration of Samuel Finley’s estate in Maryland took some time because we find a court proceeding of 23 Jun 1741 which ordered payments from the estate to a number of creditors including Thomas Wale and Robert Finley, who was probably Samuel’s brother. Joseph Chapline was again the administrator.

So, who was the “Johnny Aldridge” to whom Finley left his entire estate? We don’t know for sure, but it appears likely he was living in Chester County, Pennsylvania in the late 1730s at which time he was still a minor. We know this from a court proceeding which Joseph Chapline instituted in an Orphan’s Court proceeding held in Chester County, Pennsylvania on 30 May 1738. In this proceeding, Chapline set forth a petition to the court which was worded as follows:  

"JOHN ALDRED having petitioned the Court Setting forth that being a minor and a Considerable Estate being left him by SAM'L FFINLEY which if not timely taken care of may Suffer very much and therefore prays to be Admitted to Chuse his Guardian which is allowed of and the minor Nominating JOSEPH CHAPLAIN of Prince George’s in the province of Maryland who is hereby Admitted to prosecute & defend all Suits pleas and actions for and in the acct of the S'd Minor as the Law directs."

So, the man called “Johnny Aldridge” in Finley’s Maryland will was actually a young boy named John Aldred who probably lived in or near West Nottingham township in Chester County. And it appears that Joseph Chapline may have been appointed his guardian. Perhaps he moved back to Maryland with Chapline since he became the court appointed guardian.

(Frederick County, VA, land records; Prince George’s County, MD, Court records; the report Allred of England and North Carolina presented at the Allred Reunion, September 7, 2002, by Michael Marshall) NEED DOCUMENTATION

March 28, 1738 - Joseph Chapline, in his capacity as executor of Finley’s estate, filed an action of debt against a Joseph Evans of Cecil County, MD.  In this action, it was reported that Samuel Finley was charged by Joseph Evans, in Oppecon County of Orange, with stealing a horse in Chester County, PA in 1735.  The reference to Oppeckon County of Orange is to that part of Orange County, VA later split into old Frederick County, VA and Oppeckon refers to a creek near present-day Winchester, VA.  Possibly coincidence, but the Frederick County, MD records (Liber F:268-268) note that a Robert Evins recorded a supersedeas on 24 Oct 1740 against a William Alred, Thomas Keley and Joseph Tomlinson, and Alred was ordered to pay 4 pounds, 6 shillings, 9 pence by 16 June 1750.  
       
(Notes from Michael Marshall, Dec. 2001) NEED DOCUMENTATION

August 17, 1747 – Elizabeth, the oldest child of John Allred, was born in North Carolina.  The date comes from her tombstone.  (Elizabeth is buried with her husband, William Horner, at Bent Creek Church Cemetery, Whitesburg, Hamblen County, TN.)  Per Horner family records, Elizabeth was born in the Hillsborough District, Orange County, NC.  A portion of Hillsborough District later became Randolph County.  
        (Horner family records on file in the Randolph Room, Asheboro, NC; Everett Turner                 http://eturner.com/Horner

   

June 7, 1751 – Jeremiah York received a Fairfax grant for 323 acres of the NE-most part of the Browning tract. However, York sold this property a couple of years later to a William Chapline. This was on 4 Jul 1753. In the deed, he was called Jeremiah York Sr. The chain carriers on the survey were THOMAS YORK and DAVIS YORK, probably sons. The name JOHN YORK also appears in the records of "old" Frederick County, Virginia when he and Thomas were chain carriers in a survey of a tract on Opeckon Creek made in 1763. His son Jeremiah Jr. was living on an adjacent tract on 13 Jul 1773 when Joseph Mitchell received a Fairfax grant "on Great Cacepehon" which is a river in what is now Hampshire County, West Virginia. 
   
     Frederick County, VA, land records; the report Allred of England and North Carolina presented             at the Allred Reunion, September 7, 2002, by Michael Marshall)

March 10, 1752 – Solomon Aldricks receives two land grants in North Carolina.  Note how the name was spelled.  However, the land description states the 2nd tract was located at the mouth of Sandy Creek on Deep River – the same land Solomon Allred sold in 1771.
   
     (Anson/Bladen County land records [abstract], NC Genealogy Library, Raleigh, NC) 

March 10, 1752 – Hugh Lockin and Valentine Hollingsworth received land grants on the same day Solomon did.  The man called Hugh Lockin in the grant was actually Hugh Laughlin who was born about 1715 in Ireland. He married Mary Harlan in Kennett Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Mary was born 26 Feb 1717.  Valentine Hollingsworth was the husband of Elizabeth Harlan, so he and Laughlin were related through their Harlan wives. Valentine was the grandson of another Valentine Hollingsworth who came from County Armagh, Ireland in 1682 and settled in New Castle County, Delaware.  
       
(Anson/Bladen County land records [abstract], NC Genealogy Library, Raleigh, NC)

October 2, 1752 – William Alred sells land to Charles Higginbotham in Frederick County, Maryland.  Per the deed, the land is called Allred Purchase and is “eight acres of land  [?] the same more or less part of the aforesaid tract called Bedlam Green, Also one other tract of land part of Piles Delight... which after a metes and bounds description says 117 acres more or less.”   Interestingly, this tact is just opposite Jeremiah York’s “Terrapin Neck” tract.  The Potomac River is not wide here, so Jeremiah York and this William Alred were very close neighbors.   Also living in this same area of Frederick County, MC was William Trogdon, probable son of Thomas and Mary Trogdon, whose birth is recorded in the records of All Hallow’s Parish, Anne Arundel County, MD on August 20, 1695.  William Trogdon later lived in the Cedar Falls area of Randolph County, NC, where he died in 1805 and is buried in the Allred-Trogdon Cemetery along with William Allred.
   
     (Research by Teri Cochran Allred and Michael Marshall; Frederick County, MD land              records.)

July 4, 1753 – William Chapline, Jr. purchased 323 acres from Jeremiah York, Sr., acreage being Fairfax grant land in the northeast corner of Terrapin Neck on the Potomac River.
   
     (Pioneers of Old Frederick County, VA by Cecil O’Dell, Handley Library, Winchester, VA)

March 15, 1755 – John Allred received a North Carolina land grant for 640 acres on the east side of Deep River on the mouth of Pleasant Run of Sandy Run; includes his and Thomas Alldrid’s improvements". Note John’s last name was spelled "Allrid" and Thomas’s last name was spelled "Alldrid". By following the land transactions from 1755 to 1792, we have proven that John and Thomas’ last names were actually "Allred".   

             Remember, John’s oldest child, Elizabeth, was said to have been born in 1747 in North Carolina per Horner family records.  This combined with the description on the land grant that states the grant includes their “improvements” leads us to believe the Allreds were living in North Carolina several years before receiving their land grants – possibly as early as the mid 1740’s.
   
     (Orange County land records, NC Archives; the report The Originals written by
        Linda Allred Cooper in September 2001)

March 15, 1755 – Herman Husband receives a land grant with the description:

640 acres on the head of a branch of Sandy Creek called Mount Pleasant on the east side of Deep River including a cabin built by Solomon Allred and claimed by Zach. Martin.  Entered 15 Mar 1755 "In Lieu of an Entry made the 14 Nov 1754"
Surveyed 2 May 1755

    (Orange County land records, NC Archives; the book Orange County Records, Volume I, Granville         Proprietary Land Office, Abstracts of Loose Papers,  page 12, edited by William D. Bennett.  This         book is on file in the Genealogy Room of the NC State Archives.)

August 1, 1760 – Solomon Allred receives a land grant with the description:

1 August 1760, Solomon Alred, planter, ten shillings, both sides of the mouth of Sandy Cr., begin at a hickory by Deep R. on Hopkin's line, along his line N 30 ch. to his cor. black oak, N 25 ch. to a hickory, E cross Sandy Cr. 60 Ch. to a white oak, S 80 ch. to a red oak, mulberry, and elm by Deep R., up river to beginning, 400 acres, sixteen shillings rent per year, surveyed 16 October 1759, George Julian and John Alred, CC. (SSLG 83-C) (Ed. note:  see N. C. Patent Book 14:327).  
Note this land is located in the exact same location as the land he received the grant for in 1752.  Or – was the 1752 grant for an older Solomon – possibly the father of this Solomon – and now the son is taking possession of the land?
        (book Orange County Records, Vol. V, Granville Proprietary Land Office, Deeds and Surveys,             1752-1760, page 131, edited by William D. Bennett, C. G., on file in the Genealogy Room of the 
        NC State Archives, Raleigh, NC.) 

December 11, 1762 – William Allred registers a land grant.  Note William Allred, Sr. was listed as a chain carrier for the survey.  Was this the father of the William Allred who received the land grant?
        (page 242 of the book The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land             Grants, Volume Two written by Margaret M. Hofmann; and NC Archives land grant records.)  

Of Special Interest:

Take a close look at the signatures below.  They are just alike.  The one on the left is the “mark” of the William Allred who sold land to Charles Higginbotham in Maryland in 1752.  The “mark” on the right is the signature of the William Allred who received a land grant in North Carolina in 1762.

 

 

 

 

wpe1.gif (32554 bytes)          

Visit Us On FaceBook!

President Barack Obama's Allred Family Info

Latest Research News

DNA Project

North Carolina Allreds in the 1750's 

Allred Time Line
1572-1762

North Carolina History Timeline

Allreds in the American Revolution