Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Tatham & Settle Individuals connected to those who emigrated to Bucks County, Pennsylvania Province

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

view all


~• a sub project of


  1. To establish a better tree linking these Quaker families back along the Yorkshire/Lancashire border to those who emigrated to the settlements of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Province.
  2. To branch out along additional family lines in any locale by extending the general Tatham/Settle/Lancashire border area tree of the 16th and 17th centuries in particular.


  1. Exploring the Parish records of Tatham and Settle.
  2. Inclusion of all Geni profiles that show promise of establishing marital and parental links
  3. Involving as many GENi profile managers as possible whose pedigrees include ancestors of this era.


It was by the examination of a list of 16th and 17th century St. James Church weddings in Tatham parish, Lancashire that a significant number of duplicate surnames showed up in relation to 17th century Quaker emigration to Bucks County Pennsylvania colony. After careful analyses extra links between families are now becoming apparent. New profiles are being added and merges of existing ones are being done.

Please look at the annotated .pdf document now attached to this project: as it is the core of this study.

Surnames (includes maiden names)

  1. ATKINSON Atkinson m. Jane Bond : Yorkshire / Thomas Atkinson & Jane Bond or Christopher Atkinson ; Mary Wildman ; John Atkinson
  2. BACHE Richard Bache, Sr., 2nd US Postmaster General
  3. BLAND ~•Martin Wildman (II) and Ann Ward were married (1678) at the Home of George Bland in Settle, Quaker ceremony.
  4. BOLDERSTONE ; Jennet Wildman
  5. BOND Jane née Bond m. Thomas Atkinson and emigrated to Bucks County
  6. CROASDALE ~• Quaker emigrant surname (Thomas Croasdale m. Agnes Hathornwaite)
  7. HATHORNWAITE ~• Quaker emigrant surname (Thomas Croasdale m. Agnes Hathornwaite)
  8. HAYHURST Elizabeth Croasdale (Hayhurst), died in Yorkshire of Settle m. Croasdale
  9. MALLORY (or MALLARIE) in Tatham
  10. PARKE Alice Wildman/Wildeman (Parke) (b.1617) who married Richard Wildman (b.c. 1613)
  12. STACKHOUSE ~• read, in particular, History of Craven Stachouse is a place name as well, from the time of Domesday involving a manor recorded as "Stacuse" (page 161) Thomas Carr
  13. SWINGLEHURST ~• an Ellen Swinglehurst m. Thomas Wildman in the CofE in1598
  14. TATHAM (thinly disguised his true faith. He was a Catholic. John Tatham of the Province of West Jersey
  15. THORNTON ~• Martin Wildman (I) m. Ellen Thornton in 1609 Church of England
  16. WARD ~• I've not seen the Ward name in Bucks County {~MMvB}
  17. WILDMAN ~• abundant Quaker emigrant surname originating in Tatham Fells