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Jeremiah Cloud, Sr.

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Calne Parish, Calne, Wiltshire, England
Death: February 20, 1716 (57)
Neehman's Creek,New Castle County,Delaware
Place of Burial: East Marlborough, Pocspson Twnshp., Chester County, PA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Robert Cloud, II; William Cloud and Susan Cloud
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Cloud
Father of Mordecai Cloud; Elizabeth Hayes; Mordecai Bailey Cloud; Jeremiah Cloud, II; William Cloud, of Brandywine Hundred and 7 others
Brother of William Robert Cloud, Jr.; Joseph Cloud; Susannah Susanna Cloud; Robert Cloud; James Cloud and 2 others

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About Jeremiah Cloud, Sr.

2. NOTE: Jeremiah's will is on record at New Castle, DEL. (His land was among that in dispute between Penn. and Delaware.) He came to America in 1682 with his father and brothers, Robert and William, aboard the ship Unicorn. He was a cordwainer and worked in leather. He was probably married in England and that Elizabeth was his second wife.

William (his father) became a member of the Soc of Friends in 1663/4.


Jeremiah Cloud, who inherited 200 acres from his father William, had a much larger estate upon his death 17 years later. Jeremiah made his Will Feb 20, 1715/16 same probated Dec 1, 1717, as follows: "

I, Jeremiah Cloud of Rexland Manor in County of New Castle upon the Delaware in Penn., cordwainer, being "sick and weak" give unto my beloved wife, ELIZABETH, and son, WILLIAM CLOUD, whom I constitute executors of my Will, my manor plantation where I now dwell with cattle etc.Immediately after wife's death it is to become property of WILLIAM; to sons JEREMIAH and MORDECIA 500 acres in Township of Marlborough, Chester Co.; to son, DANIEL, tract of land known as "Mount Pleasant", formerly land of Nathaniel Lampley near Chichester containing 200 acres; to son JOHN one shilling; to daus. SARAH, HANNAH, ELIZABETH at 21 certain pounds of ancient money".

Wits: Geo. Robinson, Rob. Gillingham (Dover Delaware Book C, Vol. 1,p118). from page 73, ?

Copy of Will from Carol (Kosanke) Peterson, Box 186, Flanagan, Illinois 61740 e-mail:


The Probate of Jerem:ah Cloude's Will. By the Tenor of these presents I John Grouch. Esq Register for the Probateof Willsand granting Letters of Admcon for the County of New Castle on Delaware by Virtue of a Commition from the Hon.ble William Keith Esq Lieutenent Governour of the Counties of New Castle Kent and Sussex upon Delaware and province of Pensilvania Doomake known unto all men that on the Twenty first day of December Anno Dom 1717 at New Castle in the County of New Castle aforesaid was proved approved and ?instrumated the Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cloude Late of the said County Deced to those presents...ed knowing whilst he lived and at the time of his Death goods Rights and divers Credits in Divers places within the said County of New Castle By Means whereof the full disposition of all and Singular the the GoodsRightsandCredits of the said Deced and the granting the administration thereof as also the hearing accounts Calculation or Receiving of the said Admtion and finall Discharge and Division from the same unto me are Manifestly known to belong,And the administration of all and Singular the goods Rights and Credits of the said Deced and his Last Will and Testament any maner of ways concerning was granted unto Elizabeth Cloude and William Cloude in the Same Testament named Cheifely ofwell and truly administrating the Same of making a true and prfect Inventory of all and Singular the goods Rights and Credits of the said Deced and Exhibiting the same into the of New Castle at or before the Twenty first day of ....the date thereof and also of Rendering a just and true account of Calculation or Receiving of the said Admtion when thereunto required being ...In Testimony whereof I have caused the Seale of the said office to be hereunto affixed and New CastlethisTwenty first day of December in the fourth year of the reign of our Sovereigne Lord King George Ano Domin 1717. John French Reg.

 The Will of Jeremiah Cloude. In the Name of god Amen the twentieth day of february in the yeare of our Lord1715/6 I Jeremiah Cloude of Rexland Manor in the County of New Castle upon Delaware in the Province of Pensilvania Cordwainer, Being very weak and Sick of Body but of Sound and perfect mind, memory, and understanding (thanks be givenunto God therefore) Calling to mind the mortailty of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye. Do therefore make Constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. That is to say, principally and first of all I giveand recomend mySoule into the hands of god that gave it And as for my Body I Recomend it to the Earth therein to be buryed in a decent and Christian like manor at the care and discretion of my Executor, And as touching and concerning Such Temperall Estate with which it hath pleased God to bless me withall I give dispose and bequeath as in forme and manor following. Imprimes. I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Elisabeth (who together with my Son William Cloude I make ordain Constitute the Sole and only Exectuors of this my Last Will and Testament) the Plantation I now am dwelling on Together with the House, outhousing, household Goods, Cattle, Cerme? or any other Moveable Moveables or appurtenances whatsoeverthat are orshallbe found belonging or appertaining to me on the said Plantation (except what shall hreafter be exapted and Specified) to be by her freely possessed and enjoyed during her Life, And after decease to dispose of five pounds outof the said plantation to whom she shall Soo fit and .....Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son William (who also is the other Exectuor of this my Last Will and Testament the above mentioned Plantation together with the house outhouseHoushold goods, cattle, ?farme together with all sundray? moveable and appurtenances whatsoever to be by him immediately after the death of Elisabeth my wife held and freely possessed and enjoyed and by his Heirs Executors Administrators or assignes for ever: ItemI give to my beloved son Jeremiah and Mordecai a Tract of Land Containing five hundred acres be it more or less with all and every thing thereunto belonging lying in the Township of Marlborough in Chester County and in theProvince of pensilvania in which they are now Residents to be equally and proportionably divided between them and to be by them their Heirs Executors and admistrators and assigns, hold and enjoyed for ever. Item I give to my beloved Son Daniela Certain tractof Landknown by the Name of Mount Pleasant formerly the Plantation of Nathaniel Lamp... and lying near Chichester in Chester County in the Province of Pensilvania Containing Two hundred acres be it more or lesse to be by him his Heirs Executors Adminstrators or assigns held and enjoyed for ever.  Item I give to my Son John One Shilling Current money of this Province. Item I give to my Daughter Hannah five pounds, Current money to be Levyed out of the Estate I now dwell on and to bepaid unto her within one year after decease. Item I give to my Daughter Sarah twenty pounds of Current money to be Levyed likewise out of the Estate I now dwell and to be paid to her within two years after my decease. Item I give to my DaughterElisabeth Twenty pounds Curent money to be levyed out of the estate given to my Son Daniel to  be paid to her as soon as she shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years. Lastly I Constitute ordain and appoint my beloved Sons Jeremiah and Mordicai as alsoe my trusty friend Joel Bayley Trustees in behalf of my Son Daniel and my Daughter Elisabeth to take them into their protection as alsoe to Oversee and take care of the Plantation given to him by me impowering them hereby to sell theLand if need soo require for his use or as they may or shall seem convenient and to provide him a Settlement as near them as Conviency will permit and also insure that they they take care that there by Twenty pound Levyed outof...paid to my: Daughter Elisabeth as soon as she shall ...... to the age of Twenty one years. And furthermore I do hereby utterly disallow, disown  ....and revoke Cancell and dis...all and every other manor of wills Testament or Executors bymy ....of ...or waywhatsoeverby me before this time made willed or beaqueathed, Ratifying Confirming and allowing this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, In witnesse whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale the day and yearabove written Jeremiah Cloude Sign his. Witnesses: Geo. Robinson, Rob Gillingham

4. NOTE: A map by Gilbert Cope (1910) showing former landholders around old

Kennett Meeting shows several holdings by both Jeremiah and Mordecia, total

holdings about 1250 A. Also shows holdings by William CLOUD, (J father?) just

adjacent to Jeremiah's land. Also a couple smaller plats right on the PENN/DEL.

line owned by J. W. CLOUD?? The will of Jeremiah, gives his son Mordicia 1/2

of 500 acres in Marlborough Twp., Chester CO. PA. From the Calendar of Delaware

Wills, New Castle Co. 1682-1800 Jeremiah CLOUD. Cordwainer, Rexland Manor. Feb

20 1715/6. Dec 21 1717. C. 118. Wife, Elizabeth; son, William Cloud; sons,

Jeremiah and Mordecia, Daniel, John;daus., Hannah, Sarah, Elizabeth. Exec.

Elizabeth Cloud, William Cloud

NEW MORE EXACT DATA SOURCE: (CFJ, VOL. XIII, NO. 1 (009) as recorded in Calne

parish, Calne, Wiltshire Co., England)

5. QUAKER-NOTE: from LDS film 20,388, a list of first members of the Monthly

Meeting of Chichester & Concord (as gleaned from the records previous to the

year 1700) 1685 Cloud, Jeremiah - Chichester - m Elizabeth Bayley

1685 Cloud, William Jr. - Chichester

1697 Cloud, William - Chichester

1685 Cloud, Elizabeth (Bayly) - Chichester

6. BIOGRAPHY: Cloud, William, of Calne, in Wiltshire, England, purchased land 7

Oct 1682, which was afterwards laid out in Concord Township. The will of William

Cloud, of Concord "being aged and well stricken in years"was proved in 1702, in

which he mentions his sons, William, Jeremiah, Joseph, John and Robert. Of these

Joseph came over as a servant to John Bezer, and received his 50 acres of land

in Caln Township, where he was living in1709. John, William and Jeremiah

resided on Naaman's Creek for some time. William Jr. was living in Caln in

1715, and died there in 1720. His eldest son, Joseph, was there in 1719, but

probably at Pextang after this (Paxtan Twp. is now in Dauphine Co., near

Harrisburg, it was part of Lancaster Co. when it was formed in 1729 and then

became Dauphine Co. when it was formed). Joseph Sr. married Mary MOORE,

widow of Richard, and mother of Thomas and John Moore. He died in 1739.

Jeremiah Cloud died at Naaman's Creek, leaving children Jeremiah Jr., Mordecia, Daniel and others, of whom the first (Jeremiah Jr.). settled in the eastern part of

East Marlborough (now Popcopson) Township. Jeremiah Jr. married Ann BAILEY

about 1710, and hadchildren Elizabeth, Joel, William, Jeremiah III, Benjamin,

Mordecia and Rachel.

MARRIAGE: Year and place from FGR,PNMIS00008.5

         IGI Batch #7834903 Sheet #15 Source #1126454  has New Castle, Del.

TEMPLE WORK: SS- IGI Batch #F505825 Sheet #0025

           Also Batch #7834903 Sheet #15 Source #1126454 10 MAY  1979 SL

He was a Cordwainer. He lived in Concord Twp, Chester, Penn. His father willed

him 200 acres of purchased land, BOMIS00014.7 He was overseer in trustover will.

BIRTH/DEATH:Cloud Family Journal, Vol. XIX, No. 1, pg. 4, Cloud Family Journal,

Vol. XIX, No.1, pg. 4

BIRTH:Date from FGR, PNMIS00008.5

    Place from FGR from Marcia Rose,BOMIS00010.3

DEATH:Year from FGR, PNMIS00008.5

            Place from FGR from Marcia Rose,BOMIS00010.3
            His will was p, Year from FGR, PNMIS00008 .5
            Place from FGR from Marcia Rose,BOMIS00010.3

HISTORY OF DELAWARE CO. PA film #F3592 Santa Monica: "Cloud, Jeremiah was of age when his father, William Cloud immigrated to Pennsylvania. In 1686 he married Eliabeth Baily. He resided in Concord but his son Jeremiah in 1710 removed within the limit of Neward Meeting where he married Ann Bailey. The elder Jeremiah was a member of the Society of Friends at the time of his marriage."

  L.D. Prewitt writes page 50: Jeremiah Cloud I, cordwainer [shoemaker], born7 February 1658 in England; died 20 February 1716 (will pr. 2 December 1717 at Wilmington, New Castle County, Del (WB C-1:118); m in 1685 Elizabeth Bailey, born in England.  They lived at Rockland Mannor, Brandywine 100, and Rexland Manor in New Castle Co., Del. He probably came from England with his father. In his will he mentions Jeremiah II (Jr) and Mordecai Cloud in Marlborough; David in Chickester, called Mount Pleasant; and John Cloud; daus: Hannah, Sarah& Elizabeth; and wife Elizabeth. (See Virginia Families Vol II, Boodie, for other lines of the family.)
 Early Pa Land Records Egle page 358: "Ordered that a Patent be granted to Jeremiah Cloud for 550 acres and the Overplus, leaving out those two Small Steps that fall in Chester C'ty, and that John Prewbe no Suffered to invade his lines."

from Carol (Kosanke) Peterson,Box 186, Flanagan, Illinois 61740, e-mail:

Significant Date: also from Carol Peterson

1658, February 7-Jeremiah Cloud born in England.

1667-Elizabeth Bailey was born in Cain, Wiltshire, England.

1685, 5 mo-Minutes of Chichester and Concord MM "Jeremiah Cloud and Elizabeth Bayley declared their intentions of marriage to each other the first time, and the meeting ordereth John Harding and Philip Roman to inquier in to his Live and conversation of Je ah Cloud and his clearness from others and to give an Account to ye next Monthly Meeting.

1685 6mo 10-"Jeremia Cloud andElizabeth Bayley declared their intention of marriag ye secondtime. Nothing appearing to obstruct it, so ye meeting Left them to proseed according to ye good oder of Truth" [Appendix E, No. 44 and 48]

1685-Jeremiah married Elizabeth Bailey atConcord MM, Delaware [I have picture of meeting house] [AppendixE, No. 44]

1693-Jeremiah Clowd New Castle Co De page 3 New Castle Town Census [Appendix A, Map 19]

1696-Jeremiah Clowd New Castle Co De 011 New Castle Hundred Census

1702, 12 mo1 & 2-"Ordered that a Patent be grant to Jeremiah Cloud for 500 A'sand the Overplus, leaving out those two small Sleps that fall in Chester county, and that John Prew be not Suffered to invade his lines.

1713-Jeremiah was selected by his brothers, as the one to whom the new patent, for 500 acres, originally purchased by their father in 1681, should be confirmed

1713, February 15-he conveyed 200 acres of this land to his brother John Cloud.

1713, 5mo 22-minutes of the Board of Property has the following: Signed a Pattent to Jeremiah Cloud for 500 acres, besides the Allowance in Naaman's Creek, ordered 12th mo 1703, date 20, 5 m0. Instant."

1717- Jeremiah died in Delaware

1717, December 21-Proven: The will of Jeremiah Cloud, of Rockland Manor, newCastle County, cordwainer, made February 20,1715/6 is on record in New Castle Co., Delaware. He makes the following bequests: To son Jeremiah Cloud, and son Mordecai Cloud 500 acres of Marborouh on which the live, sonDanile Cloud 200 acres inChichester (Mt. Pleasant.), son John Cloud one shilling, Daughter Hannah Cloud 5, Daughter Sarah Cloud 20, Daughter Elizabeth Cloud (not 21) 20, Wife Elizabeth Cloud and son William Cloud to be executors.

Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1, page 556.

Jeremiah Cloud, son of William Cloud, the first settler, was born in 1645. He married

E1ilabeth Bailey, they had eight children:

1-Jeremiah, married Ann Bailey.


3-William married Elizabeth Hayes.


5-Hannah, married first Caleb Pew; second John Baldwin.

6-Sarah, married John Baldwin now her widowed brother-in-law.

7-Elizabeth, married Joseph Hayes

8-Mordecai, married first Sarah Chads; second Abigail Bailey, nee Johnson.

Dover, Delaware Book C, Vol. 1, page 118.

Jeremiah' Cloud who inherited 200 acres of land from his father William Cloud, had a much larger estate upon hiS death 17 years later, Jeremiah made his will February 20, 1715/16 same probated December 1, 1717, as follows: I Jeremiah Cloud of Rexland Manor in the County of New Castle, upon the Delaware in Pennsylvania, Cordwainer, being sick and weak , give unto my beloved wife, Elizabeth, and my son William Cloud, whom I constitute Executor of my will, my Manor Plantation where I now dwell with Cattle etc. Immediately after my wife's death it is to become the property of William; to sons Jeremiah and Mordecai, 500 acres in the township of Parlborough, Chester County; to son Daniel, tract of land known as "Mount Pleasant", formerly land of Nathaniel Lampley, near Chichester containing 200 acres, to son John one shilling; to daughters Sarah, Hannah and Elizabeth at 21 certain pounds of ancient money. Witnesses: George Robinson, Hobart Gilliamham.

Interesting to note that Jeremiah was born in Calne Parish, Wiltshire, England, and his son William was born in Calne, PA! I'm guessing several families came to this part of Chester County, PA, and started a town named after their hometown in England.

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Jeremiah Cloud, Sr.'s Timeline

February 7, 1658
Clane, Wiltshire, England
February 7, 1659
Calne Parish, Calne, Wiltshire, England
Age 23
Age 26
New Castle, Delaware
Age 28
October 10, 1691
Age 32
New Castle, New Castle, DE, United States
October 10, 1691
Age 32
Brandywine, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Age 31
Age 32