Henry Grubb, Jr. (1617 - 1676) MP

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Birthplace: Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
Death: Died in Probably Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
Occupation: Butcher
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator
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About Henry Grubb, Jr.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/grubb/messages/165.html Henry Grubb Jr, John Grubb’s father:

Baptized in Stoke Climsland in 1617, Henry Grubb Jr was easily the most interesting character in the Stoke Climsland Grubb clan. He signed the Protestation against Popery in 1641 and was listed as a tenant farmer in Stoke Climsland during 1650. We also know Henry was a butcher. On February 3, 1641 he married Margerett Facie who died less than two years later. Her will was proved December 24, 1642. Henry later remarried to Wilmot (maiden name unknown) who was probably born in the early to mid-1620s.

In the mid-1650s, Henry became one of the earliest Quakers in Cornwall and had a tendency to challenge authority, a trait that his son John demonstrated on numerous occasions in Delaware. Henry had at least three run-ins with the law after the restoration of the Rev. William Pike to the Stoke Climsland parish church. On November 11, 1662, Henry was arrested and imprisoned briefly for non-payment of the tithe. The next year during Lent, one of Henry’s sons (probably Peter or Anthony) was arrested in Saltash, just west of Plymouth for selling meat. Quakers didn’t believe in Lent and selling meat during that time was an act of defiance. In January 1663/4, Henry was arrested again and imprisoned for several years for non-payment of the tithe. As a result, he lost the lease on his land.

Henry’s will has not survived and the date of Henry’s death is not recorded but was certainly before 1677. Wilmot remained in Stoke Climsland with her oldest surviving son, Anthony and his family. She was buried in a field and her death was entered into the parish register on September 30, 1698.

Henry had eight known children. Because the parish record is in very poor condition, a number of inaccuracies have been published that are only now being corrected due to recent availability of ultra violet evidence.

Peter Grubb– A butcher who died intestate and unmarried in 1675. His brother, Anthony administered Peter’s estate.

 Anthony Grubb – a Quaker who married Mary Marten (recorded April 18, 1672, but may have occurred earlier.) Their known children were William, born March 8, 1672 and buried in Stoke Climsland on February 4, 1696/7, Samuel born February 14, 1676, Wilmot born February 1, 1680/1, and Joseph born January 19, 1683. Anthony accompanied his mother to London in 1677 and signed his brother, Henry’s certificate.

 Robert Grubb – Died young and was buried in 1651.

 John Grubb – Christened August 16, 1652 and immigrated to America in 1677 where he founded the Delaware Grubb family.

 Henry Grubb – Came to America with John. Henry’s birth date is unknown, but he was probably slightly younger than John.

 Robert Grubb – Baptized February 23, 1655/6, nothing further is known about the second Robert suggesting that he also died young.

 Daughter Grubb – Born March 30, 1657. It is often incorrectly reported that this child was a son and some sources have further speculated that this son was Henry. The ultra violet evidence clearly establishes that this child was a daughter. Her name was probably Joane and she signed her brother, Henry’s certificate in London.

 Richard Grubb– Born January 23, 1658/9. The only portion of this child’s first name still visible is the rd, which appears to be id under normal light. As a result, Richard’s first name is often incorrectly reported as David. Nothing further is known about Richard also suggesting that he died in childhood.

In 1677, the family probably consisted of the widow Wilmot, her daughter Joane, her son Anthony and his family, along with John and Henry. Because their father had lost the family’s land lease, and the family’s reputation as religious dissidents, neither John or Henry had any real chance of ever acquiring a land lease in Stoke Climsland and certainly would have found the prospects in the new province of West Jersey very attractive.

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Henry Grubb, Jr.'s Timeline

1617
July 1617
Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
1617
Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
1641
February 3, 1641
Age 23
1641
Age 23
Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
1650
1650
Age 32
Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
1650
Age 32
Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
1652
April 20, 1652
Age 34
Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
1653
April 20, 1653
Age 35
Stoke Climsland,,Cornwall,England
1655
1655
Age 37
Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, England
1657
March 30, 1657
Age 39