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William Oxley

Birthplace: Matlock, Derbyshire, England
Death: February 15, 1717
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Frances Oxley and Johanna or Joan Oxley
Husband of Mary Oxley and Anne Oxley
Father of Henry Oxley; Honour Harmer; John Oxley and Joseph Oxley

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About William Oxley

Mary Thwinge was actually our William Oxley’s 1st Wife – Both the Goforth and Oxley families came from Yorkshire aboard the Flyboat Martha. After arriving at Burlington, Mary Thwinge and William Goforth both died – William Oxley then married Ann Skipwith Goforth and I believe the Goforth children were raised by William Oxley. source: personal email correspondence with Linda Colista, genealogy maven, descendant of Lemuel G. Harmer, and my 3rd cousin, twice removed

The Fly Boat Martha arrived in the new world in Sep 1677, carrying 114 passengers for the Yorkshire Tenth, at Burlington.

He was an overseer of highways in 1681

source: Pennsylvania Archives (Google eBook) J. Severns & Company, 1880



11. Anne Skipwith, born ca. 1642, died Philadelphia, Penn. on 2-3-1723[April 3, 1723]. She married first at Hull in a Quaker ceremony on the 11th day 7th mo. 1662: Download Goforth Marriage Certificate Here, William Goforth, son of Miles Goforth, born at Knedlington, England ca. 1631, died Burlington, New Jersey between 1677 and 1686. They had (at least) five sons, perhaps six and possibly daughters who escape the records. By 12 October 1686 Anne had remarried William Oxley by whom she had three children. William Oxley died at Philadelphia on 2-15-1717 [April 15, 1717]. [See source notes under generation #10 as well as the following: On 12 October 1686, George Goforth, yeoman of Burlington, New Jersey, son and heir of William Goforth and Anne Oxley, wife of William Oxley and mother of said George, deeded to Ricahrd Bassnett [John David Davis, West Jersey New Jersey Deed Records 1676-1721 (Baltimore, Md.: Heritage Books, 2005), p. 240, a similar deed dated 1706 on p. 244; George Tuttle Goforth, The Goforth Genealogy: A History of the Descendants of George Goforth of Knedlington, England (Annandale, Va.: the author, 1981), pp. 1-4; Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684 (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1970), pp. 142-43; death records from the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting at William Wade Hinshaw, The Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, II:401; No records of William and Anne remain in the Burlington, N.J. meeting records; The Skipwith Family also has an account in Notes on the Visitation of Lincolnshire, 1634, pp. 178-86.] Jan 14, 2010 12:22:00 PM | Medieval Genealogy, Royal Lines

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William Oxley's Timeline

Derbyshire, England
August 9, 1662
Age 22
Matlock, Derbyshire, England
Age 24
Kingston Upon the Hill, Yorkshire, England
Age 42
Chester, PA
Age 46
February 15, 1717
Age 77
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
February 1717
Age 77
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States