Agnes Webster1668 - 1730 (62 years)
1. Agnes Webster was born on 15 Aug 1668 in England (daughter of Peter Webster); died on 31 Dec 1730 in Bucks, Pennsylvania.
Agnes married James Yates in 1693 in Bucks, Pennsylvania. James (son of Thomas Yates) was born on 4 May 1662 in Walton, Lancashire, England; died on 2 Apr 1733 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]Children:
- Peter Yates was born in 1692 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; died in in Rensselaer, New York.
- Joseph Webster Yates was born in 1694 in Bucks, Pennsylvania; died on 10 Nov 1761 in Loudoun, Virginia.
- Agnes Yates was born about 1696 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania.
- Isabelle Yates was born about 1698 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; died in 1775 in Maryland.
- Walking Boundry James Yates was born in 1699 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; died in 1737 in Bucks, Pennsylvania.
- Sarah Webster Yates was born in 1696 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; died on 18 Dec 1783 in Maryland.
- Margaret Yates was born in 1717 in Bucks, Pennsylvania.
- Robert Yates was born in 1706 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; died on 26 Mar 1774.
- Elizabeth Yates was born on 21 Oct 1708 in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; died on 4 Jan 1804 in Loudoun, Virginia.
2. Peter Webster was born in 1648 in Derbyshire, England; died on 1 Aug 1724 in Bucks, Pennsylvania.
PETER WEBSTER died in 1724. He was a resident of Bucks Co., Pa. when he made his will, 1 Aug 1724, proved 28 Sept 1724. Known children: 1. William Webster 2. +Agnes Webster; md. James Yates, ca. 1693, the year when James Yates first bought land in Bucks Co., Pa. She d. after 31 Dec 1730, prob. in Bucks Co.
Peter Webster by Bill Yates
PETER WEBSTER died in 1724. He was a resident of Bucks Co., Pa. when he made his will, 1 Aug 1724, proved 28 Sept 1724. Known children: 1. William Webster 2. +Agnes Webster; md. James Yates, ca. 1693, the year when James Yates first bought land in Bucks Co., Pa. She d. after 31 Dec 1730, prob. in Bucks Co. (see Yates Genealogy)
On 6- 9-1695 "Peter Webster to have L3 for getting stone for the meeting house hearth. Edward Pearson will be asked to lay the hearth and under pin the stable." [Falls MM, Men's Minutes]
On 1695, 11, 1 a Peter Webster received license to marry Mary Wilkinson at Falls Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co., Pa.
[William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, 2:1036] Peter Webster, of Bucks Co., m. 30th day of 11th month, 1695, Mary Wilkinson, nee Walker, widow of John Wilkinson, of said co. [Middletown MM, Marriages]
A deed of 51 1/2 acres of land in fee dated the 8th day of the 10th month 1696 was delivered by Joseph Kirkbride grantor unto Peter Webster grantee. In the 10th month of 1698, upon compaint of Peter Webster, Robert Heaton presented the necessity of his having a convenient way from his house to the King's road. The court then appointed Sam'l. Dark, Henry Margerum, Will'm. Dark, James Paxton, & John Rowland to lay out the same. In the 7th month of 1699 Peter Webster complained to the court that the road was not yet perfected.
On 13-8-1697 "This meeting has ordered ten Friends to hear and end the difference between Joseph Kirkbride and Peter Webster [and their wives]... [Falls MM, Men's Minutes]
On the 14th day of the 8th month, 1699, the following persons reported that they laid out a road for Peter Webster from the fence of Peter Webster, thence upon a straight line by the east end of the house of Randol Blackshaw and thence straight to the road leading from the Falls to Southhampton, 2 poles wide: Josuah Hoops, Peter Worral, Thomas Janney, John Palmer, Anthony Burton, and John Siddall. [Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, Records of the Courts of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1684-1700 (Meadville, Pa.: 1943), various pages].
On 7-3-1701 John Linton having complained that whereas by marriage of his wife he is related unto John Wilkinson -- that the will of the aforesaid John Wilkinson is proved by Peter Webster who married the widow of John Wilkinson. [Falls MM, Men's Minutes]
The following transcript is from a photocopy of the will of Peter Webster, recorded in Bucks Co., Pa. Will Book 1, p. 85:
"I Peter Webster of the County of Bucks the Province of Pensilvania being weak of Body but of Sound Mind & Memory Thanks be given to God therefore Do make & ordain my last Will & Testament in manner & Form following.
"Imprimis. My Just Debts & funeral charges being paid & Discharged My will & mind is that whatsomever is due from my Grand Son in Law William Ashburn whether in Bills Bonds or Accounts - after there is a ballance made between him & my Execur. hereafter named that the Same shall be & Remain in the hands of the Said Wm. Ashburn wch. I give him as a Legacy.
"Item. My will & mind is that my Grand Son Thomas Lamb Shall have Ten Perches of my long Lot Situate in Bristoll which shall be taken off that end Joyning to Wood Street & shall be taken the Whole Breadth of the sd. Lot ten Perches from the Said Wood Street & shall be Divided by a Line Parralell to the line of Division between the sd. Wood Street & sd. Lott To hold to him the Said Thomas Lamb & the heirs of his body & for Default of Such issue I give & bequeath the sd. Lott or Peice of Land unto my Son Wm. Webster & the heirs of his Body lawfully begotten or to be Begotten.
"All the rest of my Lands & Lotts Situate in Bristoll aforesd. I give & bequeath unto my sd. Son Wm. Webster & the heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten & for Default of Such Issue I give & bequeath the Same unto Thomas Lamb aforesd. & the heirs of his Body. Also I give & bequeath unto my sd. Son Wm. Webster the Sume of forty Pounds. Also I give unto my sd. Grandson Thomas Lamb the Sume of thirty Pounds. Also I give my wearing Apparell unto my Grand Son in Law Wm. Ashburn & my Grand Son Thomas Lamb each haveing Share & Share alike. Also I give & Bequeath unto my sd. Grand Son in Law Wm. Ashburn all & singular my Houshould Goods & Husbandry Utensils.
"Also I give & bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Sarah Ashburn my Great Bible.
Item. I Do Nominate & appoint my Friend Joseph Kirkbride Junr. the Executor of this my last will. Item. I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Agnes Yeats the Sum of one Shilling. Also I give & bequeath unto my Grandson Joseph Yeats the Sume of one Shilling. Item. I Give & Bequeath to all & every one of the rest of my Said Daughter Agnes Yeats Children the Sume of one Shilling each.
"Lastly I doe hereby Revoke Disanull & make Void all former & other Wills by me heretofore made. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand & Seal this first Day of August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred & twenty four (Enterlined the words & every one of) his
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"(Seal) Signed Sealed Published & Declared to be his Last will & Testament in the Presence of Us - Joseph Linton, Benjamin Linton, Mary Blackshaw.
"September the 28th 1724. Then Personally Appeared Joseph Linton & Benjamin Linton two of sd. wittnesses to the above written will & on their Solemn Affirmations according to Law Did declare that they were Personally present & saw the Testator Sign Seal Publish & declare the above written will to be his Last will & Testament and that at the Doeing thereof he was of Sound mind Memory & Understanding to the best of theirs Knowledge. Coram. Jer. Langhorne D. Regr."