Charles Willing, Mayor of Philadelphia

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Charles Willing, Count

Birthplace: Bristol, England
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cause of death: ship fever
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Willing and Ann Willing
Husband of Anne Willing
Father of Dorothy Stirling; Thomas Willing; Ann Francis; Mary Shippen Byrd and Charles Willing

Occupation: Mayor of Philadelphia
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About Charles Willing, Count

Charles Willing (May 18, 1710, Bristol, England – November 30, 1754, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a successful Philadelphia merchant, trader and politician; twice he served as Mayor of Philadelphia, from 1748 to 1749 and again in 1754.


His wife's grandfather, Edward Shippen, and his eldest son, Thomas Willing, also served as mayors of Philadelphia. Thomas was also a Delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania.

Willing had eleven children. Daughter Mary Willing Byrd, born September 24, 1740, married William Byrd III.

Daughter Elizabeth (February 10, 1742 – January 15, 1830) married Samuel Powel, a mayor of Philadelphia.

Robert Morris (financier) apprenticed at the firm of Willing & Co., and later became a partner with Thomas in the renamed firm of Willing Morris & Co.

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Charles Willing, Mayor of Philadelphia's Timeline

May 18, 1710
Bristol, England
January 21, 1731
Age 20
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
December 19, 1731
Age 21
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
July 16, 1733
Age 23
Age 24
March 30, 1738
Age 27
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
September 24, 1740
Age 30
Philadelphia, Pensylvania, American Colonies
November 30, 1754
Age 44
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA