Dorothy "Jones" Cantrell

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1684 a law was passed in the Courts of England directing that all in habitants in the colony register in their respective counties, so their movement between counties and colonies would be known
to county and other authorities. The lists now available in the possession of the Historical Society are not complete, indicating that the law was never completely carried out. The lists cover the
period May 1684 - August 1687. Dorothy came to America from either Flint,or Denbigh, Wales, in the ship "Submission", September 1682. From the log of the "Submission": Ellis Jones, age 45; Jane
Jones, age 40; Barbara Jones, age 13; Mary Jones, age 12; Dorothy Jones,age 10; Isaac Jones, age 4 months. The "Pennsylvania Historical Magazine"in a list of names of "Important Colonists, who
came in the 'Submission'", mentions Ellis Jones. Ellis was a resident of Bucks County, 1684, but did not remain there long, and in the Welsh Tract Purchases his name appears as having purchased one
hundred acres in Nantonell Parish, Radnor. Barbara Jones married her cousin Isaac Jones, and Dorothy Jones married Richard Cantril. Ellis Jones, a weaver and servant to the Governor, and his family
were Quakers and as Richard Cantril belonged to the Church of England,Richard and Dorothy were married, to use a Quaker term, "Out of Meeting".Dorothy seems to have been a young lady of
considerable spirit and independence of character. She not only married the man of her choice, irrespective of her religious training, but later evidence is found of her love of gaiety and society
in an old history of Philadelphia where she figured (danced?) at a masquerade ball, much to the horror of her more quiet friends. She seems to have inherited her love of society from her mother, for
the name of Jane Jones appears as witness to the marriage of a great many Quaker of her day, and the Quaker weddings were probably the principal events affording those of that act of expression of
their social instinct. The next record we find of Richard and DorothyCantrill was in 1703 Delaware Court
Proceedings as extracted by Scharf. Among the grand jury presentments."Dorothy", wife of Richard Canterill, presented for masking in men'sclothes the day after Christmas, "walking and dancing in
the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 o'clock at night." John Simes, who gave the masquerade party, was presented for keeping a disorderly house,"a nursery of Debotch ye inhabitants and youth of this
[external link] ye greef of and disturance of peaceful minds and propagating yeThrone of wickedness amongst us." This was in Wilmington, PA (nowDelaware). The will of Jane Jones, relict of Ellis Jones,
executed at Philadelphia, August 3, 1730 and recorded at PhiladelphiaDecember 27, 1732 mentions her grandchildren: Zebulon Cantril, JosephCantril, and Dorothy Cantril, to each of whom she
bequeaths "One English shilling, or the value of it in coyn current".!SOURCE: Cantrell Family History, Glenda Ruth Densmore Harrel, Edgecliff,TX !Reference: Early Families of the North Carolina
Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service, compiledand published by members of James Hunter Chapter, National SocietyDaughters of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina,
published 1977.
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Linda Fry I am a direct descendant and would be happy to share/exchange information with interested parties. Unfortunately, the only photo I have is of my great grandmother Alice Mae Cantrill.
Mar 20, 2006 · Reply
Dennis Cantrell I am a direct decendant and would to have more information on Richard Cantrill and Rev Isaac Cantrell. [contact link]
Apr 15, 2009 · Reply

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