Ashwell Quakers and America
Does anyone have information about Ashwell Friends in 1682? Edward Jefferson and John Day left Ashwell for America with Wm Penn in the summer of 1682 with a minute from Ashwell Meeting. Edward died during the voyage and his wife, Mercy, arrived in the new world a widow. She met Thomas Phillips as he was “meeting Penn’s ships in the Delaware” in Sept. 1682. Mercy was arriving on The Samuel. They m., later, in Newport, Rhode Island on Feb. 26, 1684. So, I know Mercy came from Ashwell, but I don’t know where Thomas came from. I would love to be able to connect this Thomas Phillips with my ancestor, Thomas Phillips, also a Quaker, who died in Solebury, Bucks Co., Pa. in 1748, not far from Philadelphia.