Joshua Bispham1,2

M, #1818, b. 11 April 1706, d. 1795
  • Birth*: 11 April 1706; Bickerstaffe, Lancashire, England1
  • Marriage*: 12 February 1729; England; Jorden dates the marriage Feb 12 1729; Bispham dates the marriage Feb 29 1729.; Principal:Mary Lawrence2,3
  • Marriage*: February 1743/44; Pennsylvania probably; Regarding the marriage date
    1) A Joshua Bispham obtained a Pennsylvania marriage license "Jan 1744" (presumably Jan 1743/44).
    2) Hough & Jordon state that the marriage occurred "Feb 1743" (presumably 1743/44).
    3) Stewart's abstract of the Haddenfield New Jersey Monthly Meeting women's minutes, in the section on marriages out of meeting states "Ruth Atkinson, now Bispham, 6th month, 1744".; Principal:Ruth Atkinson4,5,6,7
  • Death*: 1795; Moorestown, Burlington Co., New Jersey; Year will proved, and inventory taken.
Last Edited: 26 Mar 2012

Family 1:

Mary Lawrence d. 1742
  • Marriage*: 12 February 1729; England; Jorden dates the marriage Feb 12 1729; Bispham dates the marriage Feb 29 1729.; Principal:Mary Lawrence2,3

Child:

Atlantica Bispham10 b. 22 Mar 1737

Family 2:

Ruth Atkinson d. a Apr 1793
  • Marriage*: February 1743/44; Pennsylvania probably; Regarding the marriage date
    1) A Joshua Bispham obtained a Pennsylvania marriage license "Jan 1744" (presumably Jan 1743/44).
    2) Hough & Jordon state that the marriage occurred "Feb 1743" (presumably 1743/44).
    3) Stewart's abstract of the Haddenfield New Jersey Monthly Meeting women's minutes, in the section on marriages out of meeting states "Ruth Atkinson, now Bispham, 6th month, 1744".; Principal:Ruth Atkinson4,5,6,7

Children:

Sarah Bispham11 b. 1747
Joshua Bispham12 b. 27 Jul 1751, d. 8 Dec 1831
Samuel Bispham13 b. 1 Aug 1753, d. 11 Mar 1809
Benjamin Bispham14 b. 12 Aug 1756
Joseph Bispham+ 14 b. 4 Oct 1759, d. 1832

Notes

  • Immigration*: 1737; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
  • Note*: "Joshua Bispham, second son of Joseph and Hannah (Hubbersty) Bispham, of Bickerstaffe, Lancashire, England, born April 11, 1706, married February 12, 1729, Mary Lawrence, and resided for seven years in Manchester, England. December 13, 1736, with his wife and son, Joshua, he sailed from London in the ship "Mary and Hannah," Captain Henry Savage, and landed in Philadelphia, April 26, 1737. A daughter was born to them on the voyage, March 22, 1737, whom they named Atlantica.
    "Joshua Bispham purchased a house on Fifth Street, Philadelphia, where he resided until the death of his wife in 1742. He married (second) February, 1743, Ruth Atkinson, daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Stacy) Atkinson of Burlington county, New Jersey, and soon removed to Moorestown, New Jersey, where his wife's parents had large landed possessions, and near where his elder brother Benjamin had located. He was town clerk of Moorestown and assessor, 1744-7, and a chosen freeholder, in 1753."8
  • Note: Will abstract: "1793, April 4. Bispham, Joshua, Sr., of Evesham Twsp., Burlington Co.; will of. Land near the fork of Salem and Mount Holly roads...(142 acres), also 10 acres...; all to be sold. Wife, Ruth, £60 a year, to be paid by son Joshua. Son, Joshua, remainder of lands and personal; he to support molattoe woman named, Pothena, and servant man, Noah. Daughter, Atlantic Hooton, £100 (from sale of land). Sons, Samuel, Benjamin and Joseph and daughter, Sarah Lippincott, the remainder of proceeds from sale of land, divided equally between them. John Bispham having made some threats in regards to the testator's administration of the estate of his brother, Benjamin Bispham; should any money be thereafter payable on that account, each legatee to pay in proportion to sums devised to them. Executor - son-in-law, William Lippincott. Witnesses...Proved June 11, 1795.
    "1795, May 3. Inventory, £145.16. ..."9
  • Note: This compiler has not found supporting evidence for any of the birth dates given by Bispham. Also, per Jordan, Joshua is the son of Mary not Ruth.
  • Note: For information on Joshua's brother Benjamin Bispham see NJA 32:31 1753, and Benjamin's sons Joseph NJA 32:31 1753, Thomas NJA 33:49 & Philadelphia will book O 1770, and John NJA 37:39 1791. Also Thomas' father-in-law John Hinchman NJA 36:112, and John's father-in-law Patrick Reynolds NJA 32:266 1757. Also see brother Benjamin's 1738 & 1747 certificates at Salem MM (Meldrum Salem p. 42 & 105).

Citations

  1. [S283] Memoranda concerning the family of Bispham in Great Britain and the United States of America. by William Bispham. Published 1890 Gillis Bros., NY. Available on web from Google & FHL., p. 257-258, 289-311.
  2. [S68] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania; Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Volume I. editor John W. Jordon. orig. publ. 1911 New York and Chicago; reprinted 1978 Genealogical Publ. Co. Baltimore., p. 654-656.
  3. [S283] Memoranda concerning the family of Bispham in Great Britain and the United States of America. by William Bispham. Published 1890 Gillis Bros., NY. Available on web from Google & FHL., p. 257-258.
  4. [S347] Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1790. compiled by John B. Linn and William Egle. orig. publ. as Vol. II 2nd Series, Penn. Archives.1890. reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore 1968., p. 33.
  5. [S328] Oliver Hough, 'Atkinson Families of Bucks County, Pennsylvania', Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 30(1906): 57-79, 220-237, 332-347, 479-502. [available on Google books], p. 343.
  6. [S68] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania; Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Volume I. editor John W. Jordon. orig. publ. 1911 New York and Chicago; reprinted 1978 Genealogical Publ. Co. Baltimore., p. 655-6.
  7. [S147] Frank H. Stewart, 'Records of Newton and Haddonfield Monthly Meetings', The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. series vol 3 (1929) to vol 5., 4:130.
  8. [S68] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania; Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Volume I. editor John W. Jordon. orig. publ. 1911 New York and Chicago; reprinted 1978 Genealogical Publ. Co. Baltimore., 654-656.
  9. [S101] Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the state of New Jersey. aka New Jersey Archives., 37:40.
  10. [S283] Memoranda concerning the family of Bispham in Great Britain and the United States of America. by William Bispham. Published 1890 Gillis Bros., NY. Available on web from Google & FHL., p. 289.
  11. [S283] Memoranda concerning the family of Bispham in Great Britain and the United States of America. by William Bispham. Published 1890 Gillis Bros., NY. Available on web from Google & FHL., p. 292.
  12. [S283] Memoranda concerning the family of Bispham in Great Britain and the United States of America. by William Bispham. Published 1890 Gillis Bros., NY. Available on web from Google & FHL., p. 295.
  13. [S283] Memoranda concerning the family of Bispham in Great Britain and the United States of America. by William Bispham. Published 1890 Gillis Bros., NY. Available on web from Google & FHL., p. 298-299.
  14. [S283] Memoranda concerning the family of Bispham in Great Britain and the United States of America. by William Bispham. Published 1890 Gillis Bros., NY. Available on web from Google & FHL., p. 303.