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Page 7 (in Cowgill History - see Notes on Cowgills in America Page)


John Cowgill b ca 1665, England, d 1731, m(1) 19 Oct 1693, at Neshamineh, Bucks Co., PA, Bridget Croasdale, b 7 Oct 1671, d 26 Apr 1701, dau of Thomas and Agnes (Hathornthwaite) Croasdale; m(2) 1703 (received "leave to marry" dated 12 May 1703 from Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co., PA), Rachel (Baker) Bunting, widow of Job Bunting, b 23 May 1669, West Darby, Lancashire, d ????, dau of Henry and Margaret (Hardman) Baker. John came to the New World on the ship "The Lamb" as an indentured servant to Cuthbert Hayhurst of Yorkshire. Letters of Administration dated 3 Sep 1731, Kent Co., DE, were issued to Rachel Cowgill, widow (John Cowgill, estate of: Reg of Wills, Liber H, Folio 20). It is assumed that both John and Rachel are buried in the Society of Friends Cem., Little Creek, which is located in Dover, Delaware.


Note: Early Pennsylvania Land Records, by Egle, published by the Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, MD, contains records of John Cowgill having a deed, dated 30d 12m 1698-9, from the Crosdalls (Croasdale) located in Middletown, in Neshaminah, and information on his lands, dated 1714-1716 in New Castle Co., being on a Fork of Appoquiniming Creek, on Black Bird's Creek and near the branches of Duck Creek, where he had planted a Tan Yard.

Children: known are (Rachel had several children by Job Bunting) - Elizabeth, Thomas, John, Ellen; five by (2) Henry, Rachel, Mary, Ebenezer, Eleazer.


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Elizabeth Cowgill b 24 Aug 1694, Middletown, PA, d ca 1719-20, perhaps at childbirth, m 1 Feb 1715, William Brown Jr, b 21 Sep 1689, Chester, PA, d ca 1727, son of William Brown (immigrant) and Ann (Mercer) Brown, of West Nottingham, Duck Creek MH. After the death of Elizabeth, William Brown Jr m(2) 15 Mar 1722, Margaret Davis. (See page 8, Cowgill History, for more on this family)


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Thomas Cowgill b 21 May 1696, Middletown, Bucks Co., PA, d before 7 Dec 1749, Kent Co., DE (see his tree here).


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John Cowgill (known as "John of New Castle County") b 8 Jul 1698, Bucks Co., PA, (Middletown MM), d Jul 1752, Kent Co., DE (see his tree here)



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Ellen (Elinor) Cowgill, daughter of John and Bridget (Croasdale) Cowgill, b 14 Dec 1700, Middletown Twp, PA, d 5 Jan 1772, m(1) 24 Mar 1719 (2nd intentions), Duck Creek MM, DE, Thomas Brown, b 17 Jan 1694/5, d 19 Feb 1746/7, whose brother, William Brown Jr, married Ellen's sister Elizabeth. Some witnesses to this marriage were John and Rachel Cowgill, and Martha Cowgill (P 356, Microfilm 654, Stony Run, Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD). Thomas Brown was the son of William Brown Sr, grandson of Richard Brown, and great-grandson of John Brown b ca 1580. Ellen m(2) 13 Nov 1768, West Nottingham MM, PA, Lewis Clothier, who d 19 Aug 1771, age 71. Ellen’s will was probated 13 Jan 1772, West Nottingham Twp, Chester Co., PA.


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Henry Cowgill, first son of John and Rachel (Baker) Bunting Cowgill, b 1704, Bensalem Twp, Bucks Co., PA, d 1769 (see his tree here)



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Rachel Cowgill, dau of John and Rachel (Baker) (Bunting) Cowgill, b 3 May 1706, Bensalem Twp, PA, d 10 Apr 1728/9, age 23 years, Kent Co., DE, m 1723, Thomas Sharp. In Hopewell Friends History, a Thomas Sharp and a Thomas Sharp Jr are mentioned.


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Mary Cowgill b 23 Jan 1707/8, Bensalem Twp, PA, m 19 Oct 1724 (2nd intentions), Duck Creek MM, DE, Alexander Adams Jr, b 3 Dec 1699, Monmouthtown, NJ.


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Ebenezer Cowgill b 19 Dec 1709, Bensalem Twp, PA, d 1743, m 1742 (1732?), Elizabeth (Neal?). Under Probate Records, Calendar of Kent Co., DE, 1680 - 1800, p. 97, "Ebenezer Cowgle, Adm of, to Elizabeth Cowgle, 5-7-1743 Reg of Wills, Liber I folio 65." Under "Pemberton," p. 304, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, published in 1911, the date of marriage "1742" appears to be in error; their marriage record has not been located to my knowledge (in Quaker records, on 21 Dec 1741, Ebenezer “makes acknowledgement for outgoing in marriage” – showing he was married by then); his widow, Elizabeth, apparently remarried as "William Maxwell and Elizabeth, his wife," were "administrators of the estate of Ebenezer, dec'd" - three daughters, Mary, Rachel and Martha, were named in the Guardian accounts.

Children: known are – Mary, Rachel, Martha


1 Mary Cowgill


2 Rachel Cowgill (received certificate to Nottingham MM on 18 Feb 1754)


3 Martha Cowgill


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Eleazer (pronounced long a) Cowgill b 21 Mar 1710, Bensalem Twp, PA (see his tree here)

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