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John B Hartley

Also Known As: "Jeremy"
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1640 (39-40)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rogerus (Robert) Hartley and Isabelle M. Hartley
Husband of Grace B Hartley
Father of Roger John Hartley
Half brother of Esther Hartley

Married: 12 Nov. 1626 Colne, Pendle, Lancashire, Eng.
Managed by: Lori Lynn Wilke
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About John B Hartley

English Ancestors

A William Hartley responded 14 July 1651 to The Pulpit guarded against XVII Arguments, a tract printed in London using perhaps for the first time in print the derogatory epithet "Quakers". Hartley's tract was entitled The Prerogative Passing Bell. Whether or not this man is a relative, is unknown to me.[1] This was a year before George Fox's vision on Pendle Hill and his missionary trip through Lancashire and Westmorland that catalyzed the movement, convincing hundreds of people.

On 25 Eleventh Month [January] 1654/5 John WHITEHEAD wrote to George FOX from Wellingborough with advice on where to find sympathetic homes to offer hospitality to travelling Friends or to host public gatherings in which to preach Friends' Truth. With spelling and punctuation as given, he wrote:

. . . but betwixt dingley and wellingburrow there is two towns where there is frends [sic] yt would be glad to haue meetings at their houses if any Come to supply them. the name of the one is rowell [sic: Rothwell] wher one bebee a baker would recaive [sic] and the name of the other is Ketterin a market towne where one Edward hackney, an aturney, would freely recaive [sic] any frends if a meeteing weare appointed at his house.[1a] I have no proof yet of any connection between this Edward Hartley, attorney, and our family. A "Matthew Hartly, a poor man, who lived by spinning wool" in 1676 was "bereaved of what he had" for frequenting meetings for worship in Nottinghamshire. If Friends had not taken care of them (meaning Matthew and his family) they might have perished.[2] Whether or not this poverty-stricken Quaker was a relative is not yet proved. Neither he nor William appear to be a direct ancestor.

There were many Hartleys in the area of Colne and Burnley, Lancashire, in the shadow of Pendle Hill. Patricia Junkin[3] has sorted through the parish and meeting records and I am much indebted to her for the following information. We are apparently descended from two Hartley families, or two branches of the same family. Our oldest proved Hartley is HenryCHartley, of Wynwall (today spelled Winewall, perhaps two miles east of Coln and a mile north of Trawden), who had a daughter, GraceB Hartley. She was born in 1606 and married on 12 November 1626 JohnB Hartley of Chamber, who was presumably a distant cousin. See information on the numbering system used on this web page.

The son of John and Grace was RogerA Hartley, born 6 April 1628 in Marsden, in the parish of Colne. He married Alice VIPONT sometime before 1656. Alice died 20 September 1701 in Marsden.[4] Marsden was a chapelry partly in the parish of Huddersfield but mostly in the parish of Almondbury, in the union of Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire. It is seven miles southwest by west from Huddersfield on the road to Manchester, at the confluence of the Colne and Wessenden rivers. Little Marsden is a township in the parish of Whalley, union of Burnley, Northern Division of Lancashire, three and a quarter miles north northeast from Burnley.[5]

Patricia Junkin has very generously supplied the information for this paragraph, as well as the preceding one. Roger is consistently listed in the parish records as Roger of Chamber in Little Marsden. Patricia is still researching whether "Chamber" was a house or an area. In any event, Little Marsden is located near "Quaker Bridge". The bridge was also known as "Chamber Brigg" (Bridge). These geographical markers were used to identify various children in the parish register, as well as in Friends' records. Because there were so many Hartleys in the general area, this kind of identification is very important in trying to sort them out. Sometime between the birth of Ellen in Second Month (April) 1660 and the birth of Roger (Jr.) in 1663/4, Roger and Alice became Friends, and their children's births were recorded in Friends' records rather than in the parish register.[6]

Every three years the Bishop "visited" his diocese, the visit consisting of a lengthy list of questions addressed to the various local ecclesiastical officials requiring information on any breach of discipline. Quakers constituted an enormous breach, and their presentment gives us valuable information as to who identified with Friends at this period. Once he received the list of names, the Bishop presented them for trial before two Commissioners. Practically no Quakers answered the charges. The bishop could then excommunicate them. If this did not bring them to their knees, the bishop ordered a writ of "de excommunicato capiendo", at which point the civil authorities could step in and fine or imprison them. As a result of the early autumn 1665 bishop's visitation to Colne, in December John Hartley, Peter Hartley, James Hartley, and Roger Hartley, along with thirteen others, were presented for being Quakers. In Burnley, Richard Wilkinson was presented for "suffering Elizabeth Hartley to be buryed contrary to the lawes of the Church; on which day he appeared personally, and stated that the said Hartley dyed at his house, and was fetched away by a company of Quakers, and that he was not anything privie or consenting to it", so he was discharged upon paying 2sh 6d court fees. Then John Smith, of Hill, Quaker, was presented "for suffering dead corps to be buryed in his land."[6a]

Apparently Roger, like so many other Friends, spent time in the Lancaster gaol, suffering for his faith.[7] One historian surmised that "almost every Friend in the district spent at least weeks, if not months or years, in its dark and filthy gaols.[8] The castle had been built in the reign of William I on the site of a Roman fortification, and it still has its Norman keep. The main gateway was added by John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, who was created Duke of Lancaster in 1362.

Children of Roger and Alice (Vipont) Hartley[9]: Each birth is identified as being from the Colne parish register or the Marsden Meeting records.

i. John1, son of Roger of Chamber Brigg [Bridge], b. 18/6m/1656 (Colne Register) ii. Thomas, son of Roger of Chamber, b. 29/1m/1658 (Colne Register) iii. Ellen, daughter of Roger of Chamber Brigg [Bridge], b. 12/2m/1660 (Colne Register); m. a cousin, Roger Hartley. iv. Roger, b. 1663/4, "of Chambers in Marsden" (Marsden MM records) v. Edward, b. 16/3m (May) 1666, "of Chambers in Marsden" (Marsden MM records); d. 14 June 1745; m. 4 Nov. 1693 in Heptonstall, Yorkshire, Sarah MIDGLEY. For a view of Heptonstall see

vi. Jenet, b. 30/1m/1668, "of Chambers in Marsden" (Marsden MM records)

vii. Henry1, b. 8/2m/1670, "of Chambers in Marsden" (Marsden MM records); emigrated to Pennsylvania with his brother Edward, and resided in Solebury. In addition to a 1700 deed in Solebury, early evidence I have found of Henry's presence in Bucks County was his name as a witness to a deed in Bristol Township 10/1m/1702.[10]

viii. Ann, b. 31/1m/1672, "of Chambers in Marsden" (Marsden MM records), twin of Anthony

ix. Anthony, b. 31/1m/1672, "of Chambers in Marsden" (Marsden MM records), twin of Ann; Patricia Junkin wonders if he may have died young?

x. Jane, b. 10/7m/1674, "of Chambers in Marsden" (Marsden MM records)

Cornell University Library

The original of this book is in the Cornell University Library. There are no known copyright restrictions in the United States on the use of the text. In compliance with current copyright law, Cornell University Library produced this replacement volume on paper that meets the ANSI Standard Z39.48-1992 to replace the irreparably deteriorated original.




 Full text of "The Original lists of persons of quality, emigrants, religious exiles, political rebels, serving men sold for a term of years, apprentices, children stolen, maidens pressed, and others who went from Great Britain to the American plantations, 1600-1700 : with their ages, the localities where they formerly lived in the mother country, the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars, from mss. preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England"

HEIS under written names are to be transported to the Barbadoes

and St. Christophers, imbarqued in the Ann and Elizabeth, Jo. Brookehaven, Cap'- and M'-, having taken the oaths of allegeance and supremacie, as also being conformable to the order and discipline of the Church of England, and no subsidy men, whereof they brought test,

from the Minister of St. Katherine's near the Tower of London. Jeremy Hartley 30

This is a link to the passenger list for the ship Anne & Elizabeth the year 1635

Jeremy Hartley 30 years of age

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John B Hartley's Timeline

Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
April 6, 1628
Age 28
Marsden, Lancashire, England
Age 40