Dateline: Philadelphia, 11 July 1693. Black slaves met together in Philadelphia on the first day (Sunday) of the week and apparently disturbed the peace. How did the Quakers clamp down?
Dateline: 1694, Philadelphia. The earliest Americans, even peaceful Quakers, supported the death penalty—that’s for sure.
Dateline: 1684, the Quakers recognize how beneficial public education is. Or was it private education?
This post goes from Germany to Pennsylvania.
This post goes from 1717 to 1793 and ranges from Germany to Pennsylvania, USA.
The Richardsons, even though one of them served in the highest level of Pennsylvania’s Provincial Government, were very dysfunctional. These records go from 1688 to 1689 in Philadelphia, but the murder happened in Kent County, (West) New Jersey.
This post goes from 1684 to 1686 and in Philadelphia. It sets precedence for removing officials from office today. Updated May 8, 2017.
These records go from 1683 to 1685, in the Provincial Council, at Philadelphia, but the Constitution borrows the same terms a hundred years later. Precedence.
These “gateway ancestors” are located in New Jersey (East and West), Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A gateway ancestor descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.
This post goes from 1755 to 1814 and covers Pennsylvania, the only state where they lived. A call for a Ryland family Bible is mentioned in this post.