Adam Harker1

M, #2197, d. 2 December 1754
Last Edited: 4 Apr 2012

Parents:

Family:

Grace Hall b. c 1669, d. 10 Feb 1747

Children:

Samuel Harker8
Mary Harker+ 8 b. 6 Oct 1700, d. 29 Jul 1765
James Harker9 b. 22 Jun 1702
Martha Harker9 b. 29 Jan 1703
Jane Harker9 b. 19 Dec 1704
John Harker9 b. 20 Jan 1705
Adam Harker9 b. 2 Jan 1709
Grace Harker9 b. 30 Apr 1713
Rachel Harker9 b. 8 Nov 1715

Notes

  • Immigration*: between 1698 and 1700; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
  • Note*: In 1696 Adam Harker was married as a Friend in the northern England county of Yorkshire. In 1698, having signified "his intentions of removing himself wife & child" to Pennsylvania, he received a certificate of removal from the Friends Meeting at Leburne, county of York. The certificate is recorded in the records of the Middletown Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; Roberts book contains a transcription. Precisely when they arrived is not known. But the minutes of that meeting June 1700 record "ye great loss yt Adam harker hath sustained by fire". The minutes two months later record a dispute he had with the builders of his new house. He was made an Overseer of the Middletown Meeting in 1714. He was appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting in 1715, 1727 & 1733. He was given care of the meeting-house in 1733, 1734 & 1735, and of the grave yard in 1744. The minutes of November 1730 record his intent to visit England, and his return by October 1731. In 1750, several years after his wife's death, he moved to Philadelphia.5,6,7
  • Note: Adam Harker's will, as abstracted by Clarence Roberts:
    "Will of Adam Harker, of Midoletown, Co. Bucks, Pa.; now residing in the City of Philada., yeoman.
    To my dau. Mary Lloyd, £60, and my large Bible.
    To my dau. Jane Collison, one of my Sewell's Histories, a corner cupboard, a warming-pan, a small pot and a paper mill; also, 5 shillings.
    To my dau. Grace Fisher, £50, and my large Concordance.
    To my dau. Rachel Parry, £70, my Ellwood's Sacred History, and all household goods remaining in house of my son-in-law John Fisher.
    To my grandson John Harker (son of my son Samuel, decd.), £40, my other Sewell's History, and my best suit of cloths.
    To my grandson James Harker (son of my son Samuel), £30, when he returns to Phila., the interest meanwhile to go to his brother John, and principle, also, if James never returns.
    To Adam Harker (son of my brother David), £30.
    To my grandson John Lloyd, £60, my cloth cloaks, and my clock.
    To my grandsons Thomas, Samuel and James Lloyd, £28 each.
    To my grandchildren Mary Kirk, Sarah Tyson, Grace Longstreth, Jane and Elizabeth Mitchenor, £28 each.
    To my sister Sarah Scott, £15.
    To my two sons-in-law Thomas Lloyd and John Mitchenor, £10 each.
    To my son-in-law John Fisher, my silver watch.
    To my friend Thomas Thackery, £5.
    To Israel Pemberton, Jr., and John Smith, of Phila., merchants, and Joseph Hamton and John Linton, of Wrightstown, Bucks Co., £50 In trust to apply for the support of my brother James Harker and Amy his wife; remainder, if any, to be used in purchasing an annuity towards raising a fund for a free school at Wrightstown, under care of Wrightstown Mo. Mtg. (Testator bequeaths another sum in trust for a free school in Buckingham; also, one for school in Middletown.)
    Residue to my grandsons John Harker and John Lloyd, equally divided.
    Trustees: my sons-in-law Thomas Lloyd and John Mitchener, and my friend James Thackery.
    Execrs.: my grandsons John Harker and John Lloyd.
    Dated 10-2-1753; pr. 5 December 1754.
    Wits.: James Stephens, Wm. Dunwick, Paul Isaac Voto.
    Memo. all wearing apparel to my brother James Harker and my son-in-law Philip Parry, equally divided.
    Dated 10-2-1753.
    (same witnesses)
    Codicil. (Concerns support of brother James and Amey his wife.)
    Dated 5-17-1754.
    Codicil No. 2. (Revokes bequest to Adam Harker.)
    Dated 11-15-1754.
    [Phila. Will Book K, p. 226]"5

Citations

  1. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p.119.
  2. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 119, citing 'Digest of Marriages, Quarterly Meeting of Yorkshire.'
  3. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 219, citing 'Digest of Marriages, Quarterly Meeting of Yorkshire.'
  4. [S126] Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. II (Pa. & N.J.), Vol III (N.Y.). by William Wade Hinshaw. Originally published Ann Arbor, 1938. Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore 1969., II:370 Philadelphia Mo. Mtg.
  5. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 119-123.
  6. [S440] Society of Friends, Middletown Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co., Pa. FHL Microfilm 20,403., Certificates 1682-1716.
  7. [S439] Society of Friends, Middletown Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co. Pa. Historical Society of Pennsylvania. FHL Microfilm 388,585., Minutes, p. 120.
  8. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 119-123, will of Adam Harker.
  9. [S440] Society of Friends, Middletown Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co., Pa. FHL Microfilm 20,403., Births 1671-1730, 'Adam and Grace Harker's children.'