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John Fisher, I

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Lancashire, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: circa 1685 (31-47)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Province, British Colony
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of Lemuel Fisher and Unknown Fisher
Husband of Margaret Fisher
Father of Thomas Fisher of Delaware; John Fisher of Philadelphia; James Fisher; Sarah Fisher; Ann Fisher and 1 other
Brother of NN Fisher

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About John Fisher, I

Parentage and place of origin are not known with any certainty. Find a grave memorial claims that parents were Nicholas and E;izabeth (Brockholes) Fisher but most well-sourced trees have Lemuel as his father, His wife Margaret may have been from Clitheroe, Lancashire, but that does not necessarily mean that he was.

The Ship Welcome sailed from Deal, England, departing 31 August 1682, and arrived at the mouth of the Delaware River (New Castle) on 27 October 1682, later anchoring at Chester, Pennsylvania (28 October). William Penn and friends then went to Philadelphia. The ship's master was Robert Greenway. A passenger list has not survived, but much research has been done to show who may have been on the ship with William Penn.

John Fisher and Margaret, his wife, were both said to have been passengers on the " Welcome," and they probably brought with them at least the two oldest of their six children. [It appears they may actually have taken passage on the "Lamb", one of the other ships in the flotilla.] http://www.welcomesociety.org/Welcome_ancestors.htm

http://www.archive.org/stream/genealogyoffishe00smit/genealogyoffishe00smit_djvu.txt Genealogy of the Fisher Family

Note: Do not confuse this Fisher family with the Fishers from Kent, England, who settled in Northampton/Accomack, VA.


The following is from the Family Record of the Fisher family (compiled by John Adams Fisher, Esq.) : ^

John Fisher (abavus) came from England to Pennsylvania with William Penn on the first voyage of the ship Welcome in 1682. He had married Margaret and had six children, Sarah, Alice, Anne, James, John and Thomas. The first four died without issue.

Thomas married Margery Maud, in 1692, and had seven children.

His son John (proavus) married Catherine and had four children. John, James, William and Anne. He died at Shippen street, Philadelphia, before the Revolution. James settled west of Harrisburg. Anne married Enoch Cummins.

His son John (avus) married ist Elizabeth Light, and 2nd, Grace Lloyd. Had three children, John, William and George; his son John became a merchant in Jamaica, and had a son and daughter. William died without issue.

His youngest son George (pater) married Hannah Chamberlain, and settled at the mouth of the Swatara, in 1752, laid out the town of Middletown in 1755, and died in 1776. He left three children, George, John and Hannah. Hannah married J. Richardson. John left three children, John, George and Juliana. Chronicles of Middletown

Children of John 1 and Margaret Fisher.

  • 2. Thomas Fisher, b. 1669 ; m. Margery Matjd.
  • 3. John Fisher, m. Elizabeth Light.
  • 4. James Fisher, d. y.
  • 6. Ann Fisher, d. y.
  • 6. Alice Fisher, d. y.
  • 7. Sarah Fisher, d. y.

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John Fisher, I's Timeline

1646
1646
Lancashire, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1669
1669
Age 23
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1672
December 20, 1672
Age 26
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1675
1675
Age 29
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1675
Age 29
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1675
Age 29
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1677
1677
Age 31
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1685
1685
Age 39
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Province, British Colony
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Unknown