About Thomas Chalkley
Chalkley was probably the most influential Quaker minister in America during the eighteenth century.
Thomas Chalkey is the Quaker Minister that converted many on Nantucket to Quakerism.
- CHALKLEY, THOMAS (1675–1741) Quaker
- the son of George Chalkley
- Married Martha Betterton in 1699 she was also a Quaker Minister,
- They had 5 children that all died young.
- They moved to Maryland in 1701, she died 1712
- In 1714 he married a widow with 2 children named Martha Brown (SPICER).
- Thomas Chalkey had a brother named George Chalkley
- In the autumn of 1741 he went to Tortola, one of the Virgin Islands, where he was seized with fever and died after a few days' illness
- Only one of his twelve children, Rebecca Chalkley, surviving him.
Rebecca Chalkley married a Quaker merchant Abel James a member of Pennsylvania's provincial assembly, a friend of Benjamin Franklin, and member of the American Philosophical Society.
Rebecca and Abel James had a son Thomas Chalkley James (Physician Medical educator) born in Philadelphia in 1766; died there, 25 July, 1835 He married Hannah Morris in 1802, and they had at least four children.