Ancestors of Jeremiah GATCHELL
(Abt 1611-1694)
Wiberough WIBERA
(Abt 1611-)
(Abt 1648-Between 6)


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1. Hanna SAITH

2. Elizabeth BOUDE


  • Born: Abt 1648, Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusettes, United States
  • Marriage: (1): Hanna SAITH February 3, 1672, Charleston, Massachusetts, United States 1
  • Marriage: (2): Elizabeth BOUDE Bef August 1683 1
  • Marriage: (3): KATHERINE Between 1714 and 1720, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 1
  • Died: Between August, 6 and October 22 1720, East Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States about age -1642 1

bullet  General Notes:

Jeremiah Gatchell Moves to Philadelphia
Essex County, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia, PA (about 1704) -
- According to "The Inter-Colonial Grimstone Boudeand His Famil
y" by Francis James Dallett, F. A. S. G., published in "The Gene
alogist", Vol. 2, 1981, Jeremiah Gatchell1 of Marblehead, Massac
husetts, moved from Marblehead to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mo
st likely at the suggestion of his wife's brother Grimstone Boud
e, who had already moved from the Boston-Marblehead area to Phil
His wife at the time, Elizabeth Boude, evidently remained in Mar
blehead, and on May 12, 1704 Jeremiah Gatchell gave her power o
f attorney to dispose of his property in Essex County, Massachus
etts. Author Francis Dallett cited the New England Historica
l & Genealogical Register 10:70 (1856) for the power of attorne
y record. Dallett then cited the Essex County, Massachusetts, de
eds, 65:241-242, as follows: In the 1704 power of attorney, Jere
miah Gatchell refers to himself as "late of ye County of Essex i
n ye Collony of ye Massachusetts In New Engd but now of ye Cit
y ofPhiladelphia In the Province of Pensilvania".
In the fall of 1713 Jeremiah'sson and namesake, Jeremiah Gatche
ll, Jr., visited his father in Philadelphiain order that Jeremi
ah Gatchell Sr. could officially transfer ownership of his Marbl
ehead properties to his son. Dallett reported this transfer fro
m the Essex County, Massachusetts, deeds (27:46-48) as follows
: "On 23 October 1713 Jeremiah Gatchell 'the Elder of Philadelph
ia wheelwright' conveyed the three 10-acre lots in Marblehead re
ceived from his parents to Jeremiah Gatchell,junior, 'of Marble
head but now in Philadelphia', who had already held them under l
ease, the consideration being love and affection and the yearl
y rent of œ6 to his father as well as a provision that withi
n a year of the grantor's death the grantee would pay œ100 to Jo
seph Gatchell and Dorothy Gatchell or, if they be dead, to Sara
h and Lydia Gatchell, his brother and sisters." Dallett stated t
hat Jeremiah, Jr.; Joseph, and Dorothy all remained in Marblehea
d. Elisha Gatchell, the eldest son of Jeremiah Gatchell, Sr., wi
tnessed this deed transaction, and Elisha, Sarah and Lydia all s
tayed in Philadelphia with their father.
Sometime after 1713, Jeremiah married for a third time, thistim
e to Katherine (Moll) Conyhane. Katherine had also been twice ma
rried, the first time to John Moll, a wealthy merchant from Ne
w Castle, Delaware, and Katherine had been the fortunate heires
s to Moll's large estate.
In 1722,Jeremiah's son Elisha Gatchell severed any remaining sp
iritual ties to the Puritan culture of his New England past whe
n he joined a Quaker group in nearby Chester County, Pennsylvani
a. And many of Elisha's descendants maintained this Quaker follo
wing for generations.
Some genealogy researchers have periodically argued that Elish
a Gatchell represents a separate migration from England to Ameri
ca, unconnected to the original New England Gatchells and Getche
lls. However, the account on Jeremiah Gatchell's family document
ed in "The Inter-Colonial Grimstone Boude and His Family" resear
ched and written by Francis James Dallett, F. A. S. G., should p
ut that suggestion to rest for good. This article is thoroughl
y researched and solidly substantiated by multiple, detailed ref
erences from court records found both in Philadelphia, Pennsylva
nia, and in Essex County, Massachusetts. It's a "must-read" fo
r all descendants of Elisha Gatchell of Philadelphia and Notting
ham, Pennsylvania, especially pages 82-85, which detail the fami
ly of Jeremiah Gatchell and Elizabeth Boude, the sister of Grims
tone Boude. After Dallett's work in this article, there can be n
o doubt that Elisha Gatchell of Pennsylvania and all his descend
ants are direct descendants of the original New England Gatchel
l immigrants.


Jeremiah married Hanna SAITH on February 3, 1672 in Charleston, Massachusetts, United States.1 (Hanna SAITH was born about 1645 in East Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States 1 and died between 1684 and 1685 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States 1.)


Jeremiah next married Elizabeth BOUDE, daughter of Joseph BOUDE and ELIZABETH, before August 1683.1 (Elizabeth BOUDE was born on August 20, 1657 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States 1 and died after May 12, 1704 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusettes, United States 1.)


Jeremiah next married KATHERINE between 1714 and 1720 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.1 (KATHERINE died in May 1727 in Burlington, New Jersey, United States 1.)



1 Dean G. Newhouse, Newhouse-Getchell Family Home Page.

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