- Born: Abt 1635, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
- Marriage: Sarah Abt 1664, Bristol, Glouchester, Eng
- Died: September 14, 1690, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania about age 55
- Buried: Friends' Burying Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Barnabas was a prosperous rope maker in Bristol, England making rope for the ships that docked in that seaport. He came to America to see if he and his family would do better in William Penn's colony in Pennsylvania, as he was a member of the Friends Church, and had been persecuted in England.
He took Joseph in 1682 to America, when Joseph was 13 years old.
Kinsey, published by Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD 1981 pag es 1-12. Barnabas was a Quaker subject to persecution by the Crown in th e 1680s. William Penn personally encouraged Barnabas to settle a t the time of Barnabas' first visit to Pennsylvania in 1682 wit h his then 13 yearold son,Joseph.. (original letter dated 170 1 of Joseph recalling this event to Penn may be found at The His torical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.) Barnabas brought his family to Pennsylvania an d by 1685 Penn wrote "we have also a Rope walk made by B.Willcox , and cordage for shipping already spun at it." Barnabas was a m ember of the Assembly in 1685 and a Justice of the Peace for th e years1686, 1687, and 1689. Barnabas was also very active in th e Quaker or Society of Friends Meeting activities.[910443 JASMER .ged] Search Terms: BARNABAS (5), WILCOX (15) Database: Pennsylvania Founding Families, 1681-1911 Combined Matches: 2 Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-I II Powell Family John Powle, buried February 27, 1618, probably grandson of Morga n Powell of Taunton, married Elizabeth Savidge. Their son Godfre y, baptized June 7, 1599, was grandfather of Samuel Powell, firs t above mentioned. Samuel Powell, son of godfrey and father of S amuel was baptized September 20, 1642. at Stoke, St. Gregory, So mersetshire. England, and was an early convert to Quakerism. H e married, atFriends' Meeting, 3mo. 6. 1670, Deborah Powle, o f Stoke, baptized at St. Gregory October 12, 1640, died 2mo. 6 , 1679. Ann Powell, daughter of Godfrey, ofNorth Curry. Somerse t married at Greinton, Somerset, 6mo. 23, 1685, John Parsons, o f Middlezoy, Somerset, and emigrated to Philadelphia the same ye ar, bringing with them Mrs. Parson's nephew Samuel Powell, the n a lad of twelve years. John Parsons was a carpenter of high ab ility, and Samuel Powell was trained to that trade. John Parson s was a man of some means and a member of council, and at his de ath in 1695, and that of his widow Ann Powell in 1712, Samuel Po well fell heir to the greater part of their joint estates. He be came aprominent builder and architect. He erected the bridge ov er Dock Creek at Walnut street in 1718. He was an elder of Frien ds' Meeting in 1712, was electedmember of Common Council in 171 7, was advanced to the position of alderman in 1743, and serve d until his death, 6mo. 27, 1756, in his eighty-third year. He w as the owner of over ninety houses, and lived on the north-eas t corner of Second and Pine streets. Pine Street Meeting House w as erected on land devised to the meeting by him for that purpos e. He married, 12mo. 19, 1700, Abigail, born 7mo. 28, 1679, die d 7mo. 4, 1713, daughter of Barnabas and Sarah Wilcox, who cam e from Bedminster parish, near Bristol. Somersetshire, England , in 1683. Barnabas Wilcox was a merchant and a member of Coloni al Assembly 1685; Justice of Philadelphia, 1686 to 1690. Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-I II Waln Family On his removal to Philadelphiacounty, Nicholas Waln immediatel y began to invest in land, principally in Liberty Lands, which h e bought up in small quantities, afterwards taking out patents f or the consolidated tracts. During the years 1696-97-98, he purc hased altogether of many different persons, 651 acres, of whic h he sold at different periods before a patent was made to him , in small lots an aggregate of 163 acres, leaving him a right t o 488 acres in one contiguous tract. This tracton a re-survey w as found to contain 520 acres, for which a patent was issuedb y the Commissioners of Property bearing date January 24, 1703-4 . Besides this tract he had purchased before removing to Philade lphia county, from the executor of George Wilcox, 400 acres in B ristol township, Philadelphia county, being one-half of the 80 0 acres originally grg
Events in his life were:
• Occupation: Was A Merchant And A Member Of Colonial Assembly 1685; Justice O.
Barnabas married Sarah about 1664 in Bristol, Glouchester, Eng. (Sarah was born about 1639 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England and died on November 21, 1692 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.)