John Churchman (c.1665 - 1724) MP

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Birthplace: Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Death: Died in Calvert, Cecil County, Province of Maryland
Occupation: Reverend
Managed by: Glendon Solsberry
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About John Churchman

Buried: John was the first person to be buried in the cemetery adjacent to the Brick Meeting House

Notes: John Churchman came to America on the ship Amity on April 23, 1682, with William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania) and other Quakers, including the Seary family. John later married their daughter, Hannah Seary. He joined William Penn in settling the newly formed state of Pennsylvania. In 1704, he and Hannah Seary resided in Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Five of John and Hannah Churchman's children married five member of the Rev. Richard Browne's family. Dinah Churchman married one of his grandsons, Mercer Brown. Susanna, John, and Miriam Churchman each married one of the children of William Brown (grandson of Rev. Richard Browne) and Hester Baker. William Churchman married one of the daughters of Daniel Brown (grandson of Rev. Richard Browne) and Elizabeth Kirk.

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From the Find A Grave page on John Churchman:

Birth: 1665 - Saffron Walden, Essex, England

Death: May 10, 1724 - Nottingham (Chester County, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA

(Ben M. Angel notes: Nottingham in Chester County refers to in this case the East Nottingham Friends Meeting, which was located in territory that eventually was found to be south of the Mason Dixon Line in Maryland. The location is actually at Calvert, Cecil County, Maryland.)

  • Up until the mid-nineteenth Century, Quakers generally did not erect gravestones to mark the graves of their dead. Headstones were not in keeping the the "plain life". It is believed there may be many thousands of Quakers buried here in unmarked graves. John is one of them.*

John Churchman came to America on the ship Amity on Apr 23, 1682, with William Penn (founder of PA) and other Quakers, including the Seary Family. John was on the advance party with William Penn from Chester Co.,to establish the location of the town of Nottingham, PA. He was granted 1,000 acres of land.

John married Hannah Seary (Cerie) (buried at this cem.) in 1696 in Philadelphia, PA. They had the following children:

  • 1. George b. 1697,
  • 2. Dinah b. 1699;
  • 3. Susanna b. 1701,
  • 4. John b. 1703 d. 1703;
  • 5. John b. 1705,
  • 6. Thomas b. 1708,
  • 7. Miriam b. 1710,
  • 8. Edward b. 1713,
  • 9. Sarah b. 1716, and
  • 10. William b. 1721.

The family initially resided in Chester, PA, and then moved to the wilderness of Nottingham--among the first white settlers in that area.

Five of their children married 5 members of the Rev. Richard Browne's family. Dianah Churchman married one of his grandsons, Mercer Brown; Susanna, John, and Miriam Churchman each married one of the children of William Brown (grandson of Rev. Richard Brown) and Elizabeth Kirk.

[Source: http://www.churchmanl.org/1John.htm]


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Spouse:

  • Hannah Seary (Cerie) Churchman (1676 - 1757)

Burial: Brick Meeting House Cemetery, Calvert, Cecil County, Maryland, USA


Maintained by: Mitch Mader

  • Originally Created by: Alice Huitt Preston
  • Record added: Aug 12, 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 11521672
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Rev. John Churchman's Timeline

1665
1665
Saffron Walden, Essex, England
1696
1696
Age 31
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
1697
September 13, 1697
Age 32
Chester Township, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
1699
April 7, 1699
Age 34
Chester Township, Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
1701
September 13, 1701
Age 36
Chester Township, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
1703
October 29, 1703
Age 38
1705
August 4, 1705
Age 40
Calvert, Cecil County, Province of Mayrland
1708
January 16, 1708
Age 43
1710
October 25, 1710
Age 45
Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania
1713
November 14, 1713
Age 48