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William A. Hibbs, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Deer Forest, Gloucester, England
Death: February 08, 1707 (43)
Byberry Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hibbs, Sr. and Joanne Hibbs
Husband of Hannah Hibbs (Howell)
Father of Timothy Hibbs; Joseph Hibbs Sr.; Jonathan Hess Hibbs, Sr; Sarah Cooper; Phoebe Hess Hibbs and 5 others
Brother of John Hibbs; Jane Hibbs; Jonathon Hibbs Sr.; Sarah Hibbs; Mary Hibbs and 2 others

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About William Hibbs Jr.

Came to US on ship "Kent" 1676,

Came to America on the Ship "KENT" in 1676, settled in Burlington, New Jersery. Married Hannah Howell on 2 December 1686 of John Hart in Cheltham, PA, Quaker rites.

THE KENT The Kent carried colonists to West New Jersey with Gregory Marlow as master and loaded in London for New Jersey 19 March to 31 March 1677. There followed Loadings for other ports, but she sailed before May. The Kent sailed first to New York arriving either the 4th, 12th, or 16th August. Then after a short stay, the Kent sailed across the bay to Perth Amboy, after which she headed south to the Delaware, landing first a the mouth of Reccoon Creek where she is said to have disembarked some 230 passengers of a total of 270. She then moved on to Chygoes Island, now Burlington. Other histories state that she laded at Raccon Creek after an early June halt at New Castle, then to Burlington on 23 June. However, the arrival time in New York is known from the minutes of the New York government, with which the Commissioners (aboard the Kent) met during their stay there. The Yorkshire purchasers settled the 1st tenth, from Assinpink to Rancocas. The London purchasers settled the 2nd tenth, from Rancocas to Timber Creek.

Among the boatload of Quakers was WILLIAM HIBBS. These folks founded the town of Burlington, New Jersey, and Willaim stayed in the custody of the friends until 1683, when he moved to Byberry Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Three years later, William purchased a farm and married Hannah Houl.

William had a very strong character and considered himself somewhat above his neighbors, but lived amoung them and helped build the infant Republic. He came to American at the age of 12.

 Notes for Hannah Howell/Houl:

Source: Email: Sande Smith at Sande_lee@hotmail.com


More About William Hibbs and Hannah Howell/Houl: Marriage: December 02, 1686, In the home of John Hart in Cheltham, PA, Quaker rites

William Penn was granted a charter by King Charles II to land north of Maryland on March 4, 1681 for the purpose of founding a colony based on religious toleration and the perfectionist tenets of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. He called it his "divine experiment," and he called his colony Pennsylvania. The Friends were instrumential in forming the character of the Commonwealth during its early days, and their influence and effect are still evident in Pennsylvania today.


Born in England to William Hibbs Sr. (1630-March 6, 1686) and Joanne _______[surname unknown], William Jr. came to the American colonies aboard the ship "Kent" in 1676.

He first settled in Burlington, New Jersey, moving to Byberry Township near Philadelphia (now a northeast section of the city), Pennsylvania Colony, in 1683. William bought a farm there and married Hannah Howell (also spelled Houl), daughter of Thomas Howell/Houl and "unknown," on December 2, 1686, in a Quaker Friends ceremony held in the home of John Hart, in Cheltham, Pennsylvania.

The following children were born to them: Joseph (1688); Jonathan (1689); Sarah (1692); Phoebe (1697); Jacob (1699);William III (1700); Jeremiah (1706/08); and Hannah (1702). Some sources list another Hannah born prior to 1702 who died in infancy.

According to the "Hibbs Family History 671-1953," William Jr. "had a very strong character and considered himself somewhat above his neighbors but lived among them and helped build the infant Republic." William Jr. is great uncle of the American author, James Fenimore Cooper.

William Jr. made his will July 28, 1708; it was proved March 5, 1711.

Note: The burial ground listed here is speculation only, based on where William lived. An ardent Quaker, he may be buried in a Friends burial ground in or near the Byberry section of Philadelphia.

After William died, his wife remarried to Henry English.

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Quaker, member of Byberry MM, Phila. PA Came from Kenty County, England settled in Burlington, New Jersey and moved to Byberry, Philadelphia Co, PA 1683. He was sent to NJ by his father at age 12 on the ship "Kent" to protect him from persecution by the English government.



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William Hibbs Jr.'s Timeline

1664
January 23, 1664
Gloucester, England
1677
1677
Age 12
1677
Age 12
New Jersey
1685
1685
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1687
1687
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1689
1689
Byberry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1692
1692
Byberry, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1693
1693
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1699
September 1699
Byberry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States