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Martin Wildman

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Crosdalegrains, Tatham, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Bentham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of death: yellow fever
Place of Burial: Langhorne, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Wildman and Elizabeth Wildman of Tatham
Husband of Ann Ward and Sarah Pierson
Father of Matthew Wildman; John Wildman of Croasdale Grains; Joseph Wildman, Sr.; James Wildman; Alice Nelson (Wildman) and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Wilde; Alice Wildman; Matthew III WILDMAN; James WILDMAN and John WILDMAN

Occupation: Farmer
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About Martin Wildman

Original immigrant head of family


Matthew Wildman b. about 1620 in Tatham Parish, Lancashire, England d. 1670 in Lancashire, England


Elizabeth b. about 1620 in Tatham Parish, Lancashire, England d. Jan 3, 1677 in prison at Lancaster Castle, Lancashire.

Martin and Ann were married at the Home of George Bland

which is where, (I am supposing) that the Settle MM met. date: September 9, 1678

• The Wildmans and the Blands have addition family background: as a marriage is recorded in Tatham Parish 23 Aug 1653 Giles Bland & Agnes Wildman ~• < Agnes may be a sister or cousin of father Matthew Wildman

look further in the discussion.

(from?)Nether Bentham, Yorkshire, England. They emigrated with their six children on 2 Feb 1690 and settled in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

• certificate of membership from the monthly meeting at Settle, Yorkshire, England (not far from Tatham parish, Lancashire)

• all of Ann and Martin's children were born in Croasdale Grains prior to their emigration in 1690

Generally, so many Quaker immigrants came from the Midlands"' of England.

Residence: 27 May 1691 (3rd mo. 27th day) Middletown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania Residence: 1692 near Neshaminy Creek, Middletown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Burial: 26 Jul 1699 in Middletown Meeting Cemetery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Burial: Middletown Friends Cemetery in Langhorne, Bucks, Pennsylvania [source: Find A]. 50123618

" Among the earliest settlers who came with children were: Nicholas and Jane Walne, three, Thomas and Agnes Croasdale, six, Robert and Elizabeth Hall, two, James and Ann Dilworth, one, William and Mary Paxson, one, James and Jane Paxson, two; James and Mary Radcliff, four, Jonathan and Anne Scaife, two, Robert and Alice Heaton, five, Martin and Anne Wildman, with six children. John Eastburn came from the parish of Bingley, county of York, with a certificate from Bradley meeting, dated July 31st, 1684. Johannes Searl was in Middletown prior to 1725, from whose house a road leading to Bristol was laid out that year. Before 1700 Thoms Musgrove owned 500 acres in the township, patented to Hannah Price, and afterward came into the possession of Thomas Jenks."

"The Middletown meeting, next to Falls, is the oldest in the county. Meetings for worship were first held at the houses of Nicholas Walne, John Otter and Robert Hall, 1682. The first monthly meeting was held at Walne's December 1, 1684, and the next at Hall's, where Friends were to bring the dates of their births and marriages. They met sometimes at widow Hayhurst's, who lived across the Neshaminy in Northampton. Nicholas Walne and Thomas Atkinson were the first delegates from Middletown to the yearly meeting, September 2, 1684. It was called Neshaminy Meeting until 1706. The first meeting-house was built by Thomas Stackhouse in 1690, at a cost of £26. 19s. 5d., and £10 additional for a stable. One light of glass was put in each lower window in 1698, muslin or oiled paper being probably used in the others. Martin Wildman was appointed to clean the house and make fires at an annual salary of twenty shillings for the first year, and six shillings additional for the next."

• fun fact: each of Martin's wives had children who went on to have intermarry in the 19th century. > The couple Jonathan Wildman and Rachel Stradling married in the early 19th century. Jonathan is in direct descent from Martin Wildman & Ann (Ward). Rachel is in direct descent from the same Martin Wildman and his other wife Sarah (Burgess).

• POINTS OF INTEREST (in Middletown Township 2016) Township-owned Styer Orchard and farm store, Woodbourne Road;Vile House; old schoolhouse on Frosty Hollow Road; Beechwood Manor home on the Woods Schools property; the Wistar House on New Falls Road; and the Wildman House on Langhorne-Yardley Road, a stop for runaway slaves fleeing north to freedom on the Underground railroad.


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Martin Wildman's Timeline

Crosdalegrains, Tatham, Lancashire, England
February 11, 1678
Age 33
Yorkshire/Lancashire, England
April 2, 1681
Age 36
March 23, 1683
Age 38
Tatham Parish, England
March 20, 1685
Age 40
June 2, 1687
Age 42
Crosdalegrains, Tatham, Lancashire, England
November 19, 1689
Age 44