Thomas A. Oldman

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Thomas A. Oldman

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of John Oldman and Elizabeth Oldman
Husband of Elizabeth Oldman
Father of Thomas Oldman; Hester Hoot; James Oldman; Elizabeth Wright; Sarah Elfreth and 3 others

Occupation: carpenter
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About Thomas A. Oldman

Thomas Oldman is thought to be the son of John and Elizabeth Oldman of Scarning, a small town within a few miles of Horningtoft, Norfolk. Norfolk was one of the centers of persecution of Quakerism. It is impossible to learn the exact birth of the immigrant Thomas Oldman due to a break in the recording of parish records for that time and location. Additionally, Quakers did not believe in the baptism of children and their children were not registered in the parishes.

See William Preston of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Allied Families by Charles Starne Belstering, Member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, The Dolphin Press, Philadelphia, PA 1934

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Passenger on Morningstar which sailed from Liverpool July 1683 and arrived in Philadelphia on 9/20/1683. On board were also Quakers from Wales, some of whom, such as John Roberts, became prominent in the early history of the Colony.

Member of Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania from Sussex County (now Delaware)1695, 1697, 1698

Justice of Peace 1695-1698


Thomas Oldman on the 20th day 1st month 1687/8 married Elizabeth Sykes at Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware, Pennsylvania. The probate record, (pp. 153, 154, records the marriage as follows:

"Certificate of Marriage for Thomas Oldman and Elizabeth Sikes:

These are to certify all whome it doth or may Concern that after due publication according to the laws of this Government Thomas Oldman, Batchellor of the towne of Lewis in the County of Sussex belonging to Pennsylvania, Carpenter, tooke Elizabeth Sikes The daughter of James Sikes deceased, spinster of single woman in the presence of God and before us whose names are underwritten to be his lawful wife, at the house of him the said Thomas Oldman in the towne of Lewis aforesaid and she the said Elizabeth Sikes doe in the presence of God and before us whose names are underwritten, Take him The said Thomas Oldman for her lawful husband in Witness Wherof The said Thomas Oldman and Elizabeth Oldman alias Sikes have hereunto set Their hands and Seals at Lewis aforesaid this twentyth day of the first month called March 1687/8 being the fourth yeare of the Reign of oure Sovereign Lord James the Second King of England and the seaventh yeare of the proprietaries Government before us.” Thomas Oldman (seal) Elizabeth Oldman (seal) Some 24 witnesses.


Will of Thomas Oldman, of Philadelphia. Carpenter, dated January 15, 1714, was probated February 21, 1714. It mentions: wife Elizabeth, eldest son Thomas, daughter Elizabeth wife of Paul Preston, and his grandchildren Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Preston, children of Elizabeth. Also mentioned are: son Joseph, daughters Sarah, Hester, and Mary and son Joseph's daughter Ann. Executrix: wife Elizabeth

Philadelphia Wills, Book D, p.29

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Thomas A. Oldman's Timeline

Norfolk, England
Age 26
Age 33
<Upper Darby, Chester, Pa>
Age 34
November 21, 1714
Age 51
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania