M, #3298, b. 13 August 1665, d. before 5 August 1696
- Baptism*: 13 August 1665;All Saints Parish, Dorchester, County of Dorset, England;"August 13 Charrls the sonn of Alexander & Dorthe Biles was baptized"2
- Immigration*: 4 March 1679;on ship "Elizabeth & Sarah," of Waymouth3
- Marriage*: before 1693;Principal=Sarah Wood4
- Death*: before 5 August 1696;Burlington Co., New Jersey5
- Note*: Charles Biles, arrived 1679 at Burlington with his brothers family and servants, at perhaps about 12 years of age. He resided first in Bucks County New Jersey, and by 1694 removed across the Delaware to Maidenhead township. He married Sarah Wood, presumably prior to 1694. Charles did not join the Quakers, as did his brother, nor were his wife's family Quakers; Sarah Wood's brother Joseph was a prominent Baptist minister.6
- Note: Immigration: "William Biles, of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset, vile monger, and Johannah, his wife. Arrived in Delaware river in the "Elizabeth & Sarah," of Waymouth, the 4th of the 4th Mo., 1679.
Children, William, George, John, Elizabeth, Johanah, Rebecca, and Mary Biles.
Servants, Edward Hancock, to serve 8 years; loose the last of the 3d Mo., 1687. To have 50 acres of land. Elizabeth Petty, to serve 7 years; loose the last of the 3d Mo., 1686. To have 50 acres of land.
Charles Biles, of the town and County above. Arrived in the ship aforesaid, the time aforesaid."3
- Note: Bucks County, Pennsylvania land:
"William Penn, Proprietor and Governor of Pennsylvania by Deed dated 2mo. 30, 1683, granted unto William Biles and Charles Biles, his brother a tract of 474 acres of land in Bucks County, which was later surveyed and confirmed to them by Patent, 5mo. 9, 1684.
On 8mo. 14, 1686, a deed of partition was made by William and Charles Biles recorded at Doylestown in Deed Book 1, page 102 by which they divided this tract equally between them.
CHARLES BILES conveyed his portion of this tract 235 acres to Abel Janney 7mo. 12, 1694 as CHARLES BILES of maidenhead, Province of West Jersey. See Deed Book 2 page 49."6
- Note: Bucks County, Pennsylvania land: See also Meldrum.7
- Note: Joseph English of Burlington County of West Jersey on 5 November 1695 granted to Charles Biles of the same county, in consideration of £57, 200 acres of land above the falls of the Delaware, being part of 300 acres of land granted 2 Oct 1691 by John Tatham of Burlington attorney for Daniel Coxe of London to Samuel Dark, and granted 11 March 1691 by Samuel Dark to Joseph English, being part of the land Daniel Cox purchased of Thomas Budd. Recorded 13 Dec 1695 West Jersey Deeds Book B2, p. 593. Abstracted by Jeff Moore; viewed on FHL microfilm 460046.
By indenture dated -- April 1747[?] John Biles of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife and Charles Biles of the same place, tailor, in consideration of £600[?] proclamation money, granted to David Bearsley of the same place, yeoman, a tract of 200 acres in Maidenhead, it being part 300 acres conveyed in 169- by John ---- to Samuel Darke, then conveyed to Joseph English who conveyed the 200 acres to Charles Biles who died intestate whereby the land descended to his eldest son John Biles who by his will of 29 May 1740 gave the land to his sons John Biles and Charles Biles, parties to this indenture. Recorded West Jersey Deeds, Liber W, p. 244. Abstracted by the compiler; viewed on FHL microfilm 460059.8,9
- Note: Probate: "1696 Nov. 2. Byles, Charles. Administration on the estate of, granted to his widow, Sarah. Burlington Records, p. 28"10
- Note: Probate:
Inventory made 5 August 1696, £83.15.06
Account, not legible
Bond, dated 2 Nov 1696, Sarah Biles, widow, administratrix of estate of Charles Biles, late of or near Maidenhead, Burlington County, husbandman, her late husband. Signed by Sarah Biles, by her mark, and Thomas Colman and Thomas Bibb.
New Jersey, Unrecorded Wills, Vol. 8, p. 37-42, FHL microfilm 545496. Abstracted by the compiler.5
Last Edited: 3 Sep 2014
- [S496] Will of Dorothy Biles. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 45, p. 393.
- [S101] Dorchester, All Saints Parish Register: C.M.B. 1653/4-1732/4. Dorset Co., England, Record Office, PE/DO(AS):RE 1/1. FHL Microfilm 2427491, Item 19., 13th label, left page, 8th line: Baptism of Charles Biles.
- [S329] 'A Partial List of the Families Who Resided in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Prior to 1687, with the Date of Their Arrival', The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Jul., 1885), pp.223-233. Also available in Battle's History of Bucks Co. as Appendix Chapter 24 contains a document entitled 'Book of Arrivals', said to be originally created by Phineas Pemberton, first clerk of the courts in Bucks County Pa. This chapter also available on the web at http://www.easternusresearch.com/easternusresearch/bucks/…, p. 225-6.
- [S258] Lewis D. Cook, "Wood of Sheffield, Yorks., and Bucks Co., Penna.; Biles of Dorchester, Dorset and of Maidenhead, N.J.; and Brearley of Maidenhead", The American Genealogist, Vol.40 (1964), p. 210-213., citing will of John Wood; Bucks County Will Book A-1, p. 61.
- [S471] 'Unrecorded Wills of New Jersey'. filmed at New Jersey Archives. FHL Microfilms 545495-6. [Vols 1-12 are indexed in chapter 'Unrecorded Wills' in book 'New Jersey Index of Wills'. Also see on web New Jersey Archives, Collection Guides, Department of State, Wills SSTSE033. GSU reel numbers are FHL film numbers.]
- [S250] Lewis D. Cook papers. Section entitled "Biles of N.J.", from the "Family Records, by L. D. Cook", call number "Gen 3.4", at Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 17 typed pages., p. 10-12.
- [S7] Abstracts of Bucks County Pennsylvania land Records 1684-1723, compiled by Charlotte D. Meldrum. Heritage Books, Westminister, Maryland, 2008., p. 11, 45, 57, 82.
- [S491] West Jersey Deeds, 1677-1854. FHL microfilm series. Book B film # 460046, Book AAA film # 460047, Book W film # 460059, and other books. [Also see on web New Jersey Archives, Collection Guides, Department of State, Deeds SSTSE023. GSU reel numbers are FHL film numbers.]
- [S99] Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the state of New Jersey. Also known as New Jersey Archives. First Series. Vol. 21. Calendar of Records in the Office of the Secretary of State. 1664-1703., NJA 21:497.
- [S98] Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the state of New Jersey. aka New Jersey Archives., NJA 23:79.
- [S98] Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the state of New Jersey. aka New Jersey Archives., NJA 30:59-60. Will of Sarah Brearley.
- [S491] West Jersey Deeds, 1677-1854. FHL microfilm series. Book B film # 460046, Book AAA film # 460047, Book W film # 460059, and other books. [Also see on web New Jersey Archives, Collection Guides, Department of State, Deeds SSTSE023. GSU reel numbers are FHL film numbers.], Book B2, p. 658. Joseph Wood to Sarah Brearley & Alexander Biles.