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Descendants of Thomas Mendenhall

 

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS1 MENDENHALL,(My GGGGGGG GrandFather) was born 1580 in Mildenhall, England and died March 11, 1637/38
in Ramsbury, England Buried Ramsbury, England.
He married ANNE ?(My GGGGGGG GrandMother)  Abt. 1603 in Ramsbury,
England She was born Abt. 1580 and died WFT Est. 1626-1675
 
Thomas was a farmer. An inventory of his Estate following his death showed that his household goods, crops and stock were worth 41 pounds, 15 shillings, and 6 pence.
     
Children of THOMAS MENDENHALL and ANNE ? are:
  i.   ANNE MENDENHALL b. September 21, 1606, Marriage, Hill, England d. WFT Est. 1634-1700m. JOHN BALLARD August 04, 1628, Ramsbury, England b. Abt. 1606 d. WFT Est. 1634-1697
2. ii.   THOMAS MENDENHALL, b. December 24, 1609, Ramsbury, England; d. November 07, 1673, Little, Bedwin, England.
  iii.   ELIZABETH MENDENHALL  b. 1611, England d. WFT Est. 1635-1705 m. JOSEPH MABBERLY April 19, 1629, Ramsbury, England b. Abt. 1611 d. WFT Est. 1635-1702
  iv.   BENJAMEN MENDENHALL b. August 21, 1614, Gt, Bedwin, England d. WFT Est. 1615-1704
  v.   STEPHEN MENDENHALL b. January 23, 1616/17, Ramsbury, England d. January 15, 1677/78, Ramsbury, England m. ELIZABETH ? WFT Est. 1633-1661, b. Abt. 161759 d. WFT Est. 1633-1711
 
  vi.   FRANCIS MENDENHALL b. December 03, 1618, Gt, Bedwin, England d. WFT Est. 1619-1712.
  vii.   MARTHA MENDENHALL b. August 08, 1624, Ramsbury, England d. WFT Est. 1625-1718
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5. THOMAS3 MENDENHALL(My GGGGGG GrandFather) (THOMAS2, THOMAS1)
was born 1630 in Marridge Hill,England, and died July 05, 1682 in Marridge Hill,England.
He married JOANE STROUD,(My GGGGGG GrandMother) August 12, 1649 in Mildenhall,England. She was born 1634 in Mildenhall, England and died Bet. 1682 - 1690 in Ramsbury, England

In 1682, two sons and a daughter of Thomas emigrated to America;
       Benjamen, John, and Mary.
 They landed at Philadelphia in the fall of 1682.
Benjamen and John purchased 2000 acres of land from William Penn for the sum of three pounds of English money for every one -hundred acres, and a tax of ten shillings a year to England on every one-hundred acres.
The land was located on the east and west sides of the Brandywine in Chester Co., Penn. Later it was divided into farms and occupied by a number of the descending families. It has all passed out of the family name, except Springdale Farm which is located among the hills and fertile fields of southeastern Penn., Close to the beautiful historic Brandywine, where Washington and Lafayette played so important a part during the Revolutionary War. Another son, Moses and his older sister Margery and her husband, Thomas Martin and their four young daughters arrived on the ship, Unicorn, from Bristol, England on Dec. 16, 1685.
As the Mendenhalls were Quakers or members of the Society of Friends, of high standing, they were opposedd to war, refused to bear arms and were not active participants in the Revolutionary nor Civil Wars. However, thye often provided medical care for the wounded of the battles and some of the Mendenhalls used their teams to haul cannon and supplies at the Battle of Brandywine which wa fought upon and around the original Mendnehall Farm. Some of them were cast out of the Friends Meeting at Kennett, Penn., for their activities in the revolution, helping General Washington and Lafayette.
Thomas' will, dated June 2, 1682, was proved in Perogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, London, England, Nov. 17, 1682.
 
 
HOLY CROSS CHURCH
The church at Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England, is the site of several Mildenhall burials. Ramsbury is about four miles east of Mildenhall and like Mildenhall, lies on the Kennet River. Marridge Hill where the early Mildenhall manor is said to be is about two miles north of Ramsbury.
It is now called Holy Cross Church and is where Thomas Mildenhall and his wife Joane worshipped before they became Quakers. At that time it was an Anglican church. The Quaker movement began in England in the late 1640's. The Society of Friends, as it was called, was organized by George Fox. The organization was created in large part because of the oppressive requirement that all citizens worship the Church of England. The Kennet valley became a stronghold of those that had joined the movement. It was primarily due to one of the Quakers, William Penn, that the Mildenhalls along with many other Quakers made their way to America, subsequently settling on land that had been granted to William Penn in what became Pennsylvania.
After leaving the church in Ramsbury, Thomas Mildenhall attended the nearest Quaker Meeting which was just across the county line in Berkshire, a distance of about two miles from his home in Marridge Hill. It is in the Quaker records of the Berkshire archives that we find most of the information about Thomas Mildenhall.
In the cemetery that adjoins the church is a marker that is inscribed: "In Memory Of Charles Mildenhall, Who Died At Salisbury, October 29th, 1895 In The 71st Year Of His Age. He Now Lies In~Rest In The Cemetery Of That City. For Many Years He Held An Appointment Under The Late Duke Of Wellington At Stratfield-Saye Hants. This Stone Was Erected By Thomas White Waldron, Esq. Of Eastridge."
Just who the father of Charles was is unknown.
Most of the markers that remain in the cemetery are no longer readable.
However, it is known that several of the early Mildenhalls are buried there possibly including Thomas Mildenhall, b. 1630, his wife Joane and their son Moses.
Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury, EngLand

     
Children of THOMAS MENDENHALL and JOANE STROUD are:
7. i.   MARGERY4 MENDENHALL, b. December 1655, Ramsbury,England; d. 1742, Concord,Chester County,Pennsylvania.
8. ii.   THOMAS MENDENHALL, b. 1657, Ramsbury,England; d. 1739.
9. iii.   JOHN MENDENHALL, b. October 30, 1659, Marridge Hill,England; d. August 19, 1743, Springfield,Pennsylvania.
10. iv.   JOANE MENDENHALL, b. Abt. 1661, Ramsbury,England; d. Bef. 1731, England.
11. v.   BENJAMIN MENDENHALL, b. February 14, 1661/62, Mildenhall,Ramsbury,Wiltshire,England; d. April 13, 1740, Concord,Chester County,Pennsylvania.
  vi.   STEPHEN MENDENHALL b. August 21, 1664, Ramsbury,England; d. April 02, 1721, Aldbourne,England; m. MARY (UNKNOWN).
 12. vii.   MOSES MENDENHALL, b. November 24, 1666, Ramsbury,England; d. July 21, 1739, Marridge Hill,England.
  viii.   AARON MENDENHALL b. September 14, 1669, Ramsbury,England; d. England; m. (1) BEESON; m. (2) ? BEESON WFT Est. 1685-1717 b. Abt. 1669 d. WFT Est. 1685-1763
13. ix.   MARY MENDENHALL, b. 1670, Ramsbury,England; d. October 04, 1728, East Caln,Pennsylvania.
14. x.   BENJAMEN MENDENHALL, b. February 14, 1661/62, Ramsbury, England; d. April 13, 1740, Concord, Chester Co., Penn. Buried Concord, Penn..
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JOHN MENDENHALL,(My GGGGG GrandFather) b. October 30, 1659, Marridge Hill,England;
d. August 19, 1743, Springfield,Pennsylvania.
9. He married (1) ELIZABETH MARIS August 05, 1685 in Springfield,Pennsylvania. She was born Abt. 1659 and died WFT Est. 1693-1754.
He married (2) ESTHER MADDOCK July 09, 1708 in Concord,Pennsylvania.
He married (3) ESTER MADDOCK,(My GGGGG GrandMother) September 08, 1708 in Concord, Chester Co., Penn. She was born Abt. 1659 and died WFT Est. 1712-1754
 
John bought 300 acres from William Penn on Sept. 14, 1681 while still in England, costing 6 lb. per 500 acres. On Feb 6, 1683 Penn requested a survey for this land, which laid out in Concord Township, John being the first recorded purchaser of land in Concord. His patent is dated June 27, 1684.
It was probably in the autumn of 1682 that John made the voyage to PA. There seems to be no record of the ship on which he made passage. It is likely that it sailed from the port of Bristol. It is probable that he was accompanied by his sister, Mary and his younger brother, Benjamen. He came to Concord township in what was then Chester County, Penn.
The Chester County court was held at the town of Chester on April 17, 1683.The court records indicate that John Mynall was a juror, and at the same court John Mendenhall was appointed constable for Concord, Liberty township.
A note written July 6, 1683 to J. Harding had been preserved saying:
If thou knowest any such man as John Minall, tell him he may expect a small truss of cloth by ye shipp Francis & Mary, also a truss of goods by ye same ship for Jno. Kingman, both under ye charge Jno. Burns for delivery and of him they must enquire for it when said ship comes. (Signed) John Hitchcock
John Hitchcock of Bristol, England had close contact with the Mendenhall family. In Concord Township, John was a close associate of John Harding. A record of a somewhat later court session of the Chester Co., court indicates that John Mendenhall and John Harding were accused of selling whiskey to Indians. It is possible that these young men might have done this as a means of ensuring that the Indians would not seal their hogs.
John sold 100 acres of his tract to his brother in law, Thomas Martin on Nov. 27, 1686. John placed the remainder of this tract in a trust for his three young sons on March 8, 1692. John continued to enjoy the use of the property until the sons reached their majority and did not prevent him from donating land for the new Concord Meeting House, stables and graveyard on Dec. 13, 1697.
John bought 250 acres in Concord Township from John Harding (who bought the land from William Penn in England in Sept., 1681) which was surveyed to Harding on Feb 13, 1683. John's patent is dated June 26, 1684. John assigned these 250 acres to his brotheer, Benjamen, in June 1686.
John was an original shareholder in the Concord Mill, one of the five mills in Chester County.
The deed by which John transferred land to the Concord Monthly Meeting of the Quakers follows:
Know all men by these presents that John Mendenhall of the township of Concord in the County of Chester, yeoman, for the consideration of five shillings amount money of Penns., to him paid by Nicholas Newlin, Nicholas Pyle both of the said Township, yeoman, George Pearce of the Township of Thronbury in the said county, yeoman, and Peter Dix of Birmingham in the County aforesaid, yeoman, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath given, granted, aliened, released, enscrolled and confirmed and by these presents doth give,grant, alien, release, enscroll and confirm unto the said Nicholas Newlin, Nicholas Pyle, George Pearce and Peter Dix all that piece of land situate and being in the said township of Concord beginning at a corner marked stake thence north north east twenty six perches by the said John Mendenhalls fence to a corner marked stake thence west north west eight perches and eleven feet to a corner marked stake then south south west twenty six perches to a corner marked stake standing by Birmingham Road thence by the said road, east south east eight perches and eleven feet to the place of beginning together with all the messuages, buildings and improvements to the said piece of ground belonging and all the estate rights, title and property of him, the said John Mendenhall, of, in and to the same and the previous----rents and profits thereof to have and hold the said messuages, piece of land and all other the premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto the said Nicholas Newlin, Nicholas Pyle, George Pearce and Peter Dix and their heirs forever to the uses, intents, and services hereinafter mentioned and declared and to no other use, intent or purpose whatsoever that is to say the said messuages lately erected upon the said piece of ground to be and remain for a meeting house for the use and services of the People of God called Quakers the other building now also erected upon the said piece of land shall be for a stable for the service of the said people as also all all the said piece of land hereby granted shall likewise be and remain for the use of the said people to bury their dead upon said part or parts thereof and for such other uses as they shall see proper, paying unto the said John Mendenhall and his heirs one pepper corn yearly forever if lawfully demanded provided always and it is the true intent and meaning of these presents and of the parties hereunto that nothing the said Nicholas Newlin, Nicholas Pyle, George Pearce and Peter Dix nor any of them, nor any other person or persons who shall be declared by the members of the monthly meetin of the said people called Concord Meeting and belonging to the Meeting House for the time being to be out of unity with them shall be capable to execute this trust or stand seized of the premises to the said uses nor have any right or interest in the said meeting house, stable and piece of ground and other premises, nor any part threof while they shall so remain that in all such cases as also when any of the above named trustees or any other succeeding them in the said trust, shall happen to depart this life then it shall and may be lawful to and for Friends in their said Monthly Meeting as often as occasion shall require to make choice of others to manage the aforesaid trust instead of such as shall to fall away or be deceased and the said John Mendenhall for himself, his heirs and Executors doth covenant and grant to and with the said Nicholas Newlin, Nicholas Pyle, George Pearce and Peter Dix, their heirs and successors in the said trust by these premises hereby granted with the appurtences shall be and remain unto the said People of God called Quakers forever for the uses and under the restrictions herein before mentioned or intended, freely acquitted and discharged of and from all claims, title troubles and encumbrances whatsoever had or done or which hereafter may be had, suffered or committed by him, the said John or his heirs their means privily or procurement. In writing whereof he hath hereunto set his hand and seal the thirteenth day of Dec. anno Domini, 1697.
(Signed) John Mendenhall
     
Children of JOHN MENDENHALL and ELIZABETH MARIS are:
  i.   GEORGE5 MENDENHALL b. August 14, 1686, Concord, Penn.d. 1758, Chester, Penn. Buried Chester, Penn.
  ii.   JOHN JR MENDENHALL.
 
  iii.   AARON MENDENHALL.
 
17. iv.   JOHN JR. MENDENHALL, b. May 04, 1688, Concord, Penn.;
         d. 1758, Berkeley, Virginia.
18. v.   AARON MENDENHALL, b. November 20, 1690, Concord, Penn.;
         d. June 30, 1765, East Caln, Penn..
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 ii.   JOHN JR MENDENHALL.

17. JOHN JR.5 MENDENHALL(My GGGGG GrandFather) (JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)
was born May 04, 1688 in Concord, Penn. and died 1758 in Berkeley, Virginia
He married SUSANNA PIERSON,(My GGGGG GrandMother) October 06, 1709 in Concord, Penn.
She was born WFT Est. 1672-1697 and died WFT Est. 1726-1786
     
Children of JOHN MENDENHALL and SUSANNA PIERSON are:
34. i.   MORDECAI MENDENHALL, b. 1710, Concord, Penn.; d. November 03, 1803, Springfield, North Carolina Buried Springfield, NC.
35. ii.   MARY MENDENHALL, b. 1712, Concord, Penn.; d. WFT Est. 1747-1807.

36. iii.   JOHN LLL MENDENHALL, b. 1715, Concord, Penn.; d. August 06, 1771, Berkeley, West Virginia.
37. iv.   MOSES MENDENHALL, b. 1718, Concord, Penn.; d. WFT Est. 1765-1810.
  v.   MARTHA MENDENHALL b. 1719, Concord, Penn. d. 1761, Frederick, Virginia
38. vi.   STEPHEN MENDENHALL, b. October 19, 1721, Chester, Penn.; d. February 04, 1779, Guilford, North Carolina Buried Guilford, NC.
39. vii.   SARAH MENDENHALL, b. Abt. 1723, Chester, Penn.; d. WFT Est. 1752-1817.
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i.   MORDECAI6 MENDENHALL,(My GGGG GrandFather) b. 1710, Concord, Penn.; d. November 03, 1803,
Springfield, North Carolina Buried Springfield, NC.

34. MORDECAI6 MENDENHALL (JOHN JR.5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)
was born 1710 in Concord, Penn. and died November 03, 1803 in Springfield, North Carolina
Buried Springfield, NC
He married (1) LOUISA THORNBERRY WFT Est. 1726-1758 She was born Abt. 1710 and died WFT Est. 1726-1804
He married (2) CHARITY BEESON,(My GGGG GrandMother) May 21, 1735 in Lancaster, Penn. She was born 1715 in Concord, Penn.
and died September 20, 1809 in Springfield, North Carolina Buried Springfield, NC.
 
Mordecai moved to Guilford Co., NC in 1736 shortly before marrying his wife. He acquired hundreds of land along Deep River. He rendeered material aid and supplies for the militia during the Revolutionary War.
     
Children of MORDECAI MENDENHALL and CHARITY BEESON are:
84. i.   RICHARD7 MENDENHALL, b. November 01, 1737, Orange, Virginia; d. October 10, 1773, Lexington, Kentucky Buried Lexington, Kentucky.
85. ii.   JOHN MENDENHALL, b. Abt. 1739; d. WFT Est. 1772-1830.
86. iii.   THOMAS MENDENHALL, b. December 03, 1741, Frederick, Virginia; d. January 05, 1783, Guilford, North Carolina Buried Guilford, NC..
87. iv.   MOSES MENDENHALL, b. July 13, 1743, Frederick, Virginia; d. February 10, 1835, Guilford, North Carolina Buried Guilford, NC.
88. v.   STEPHEN MENDENHALL, b. January 23, 1744/45, Frederick, Virginia; d. 1822, Clinton, Ohio Buried Clinton, Ohio.
89. vi.   MORDECAI MENDENHALL, b. October 20, 1747, Frederick, Virginia; d. February 15, 1818, Tennessee.
 
  vii.   MARIS MENDENHALL1593,1594, b. December 28, 1749, Frederick, Virginia1595,1596; d. WFT Est. 1750-1839.
90. viii.   AARON MENDENHALL, b. December 23, 1751, New Garden, North Carolina; d. December 26, 1793, New Garden, North Carolina Buried New Garden, NC.
 
91. ix.   CHARITY MENDENHALL, b. March 19, 1754, New Garden, North Carolina; d. February 19, 1836, Economy, Indiana Buried Springfield, IN.
 
92. x.   ISAAC MENDENHALL, b. October 10, 1756, New Garden, North Carolina; d. August 01, 1833, Guilford, North Carolina Buried Guilford, NC.
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i.   MORDECAI6 MENDENHALL,(My GGGG GrandFather) b. 1710, Concord, Penn.; d. November 03, 1803,
Springfield, North Carolina Buried Springfield, NC.

34. MORDECAI6 MENDENHALL (JOHN JR.5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)
was born 1710 in Concord, Penn. and died November 03, 1803 in Springfield, North Carolina
Buried Springfield, NC
He married (1) LOUISA THORNBERRY WFT Est. 1726-1758 She was born Abt. 1710 and died WFT Est. 1726-1804
He married (2) CHARITY BEESON,(My GGGG GrandMother) May 21, 1735 in Lancaster, Penn. She was born 1715 in Concord, Penn.
and died September 20, 1809 in Springfield, North Carolina Buried Springfield, NC.
 
Mordecai moved to Guilford Co., NC in 1736 shortly before marrying his wife. He acquired hundreds of land along Deep River. He rendeered material aid and supplies for the militia during the Revolutionary War.
     
Children of MORDECAI MENDENHALL and CHARITY BEESON are:
84. i.   RICHARD7 MENDENHALL, b. November 01, 1737, Orange, Virginia; d. October 10, 1773, Lexington, Kentucky Buried Lexington, Kentucky.
85. ii.   JOHN MENDENHALL, b. Abt. 1739; d. WFT Est. 1772-1830.
86. iii.   THOMAS MENDENHALL, b. December 03, 1741, Frederick, Virginia; d. January 05, 1783, Guilford, North Carolina Buried Guilford, NC..
87. iv.   MOSES MENDENHALL, b. July 13, 1743, Frederick, Virginia; d. February 10, 1835, Guilford, North Carolina Buried Guilford, NC.
88. v.   STEPHEN MENDENHALL, b. January 23, 1744/45, Frederick, Virginia; d. 1822, Clinton, Ohio Buried Clinton, Ohio.
89. vi.   MORDECAI MENDENHALL, b. October 20, 1747, Frederick, Virginia; d. February 15, 1818, Tennessee.
 
  vii.   MARIS MENDENHALL1593,1594, b. December 28, 1749, Frederick, Virginia1595,1596; d. WFT Est. 1750-1839.
90. viii.   AARON MENDENHALL, b. December 23, 1751, New Garden, North Carolina; d. December 26, 1793, New Garden, North Carolina Buried New Garden, NC.
 
91. ix.   CHARITY MENDENHALL, b. March 19, 1754, New Garden, North Carolina; d. February 19, 1836, Economy, Indiana Buried Springfield, IN.
 
92. x.   ISAAC MENDENHALL, b. October 10, 1756, New Garden, North Carolina; d. August 01, 1833, Guilford, North Carolina Buried Guilford, NC.
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