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

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  • John Tatham of the Province of West Jersey (1642 - bef.1700)
    BORN: John Tatham, the name being quite common in the Yorkshire/Lancashire region where there is even a Tatham parish ASSUMED NAME: John Gray "He was sent to Douai University in France as a youth to st...
  • William Wildman (1640 - d.)
    Richard Wildman born 1613 in Bentham,Tatham Fells. Richard Married Alice Parke (1617-1653) Son was William Wildman born at Botton, Melling, Lancashire (1640 -) married Margeret Geldert Son was Will...
  • William Wildman, II (1667 - d.)
    William Wildman and Margaret Geldert William Wildman and Margaret Briggs √ William Wildman and Grace Gorrill Edward Wildman and Elizabeth Howard John Wildman and Elizabeth Willan Elizabeth Wi...
  • Williams H. Hayhurst (1626 - c.1683)
  • John Atkinson (1695 - 1752)
    Date and place of birth have also been (erroneously?) reported to be April 25, 1695 at Scotforth, Lancashire, England. survived a voyage aboard the Brittania in 1699, a voyage on which his father die...

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  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.<br/>

Surnames (includes maiden names)

  1. ATKINSON Atkinson m. Jane Bond : Yorkshire / Thomas Atkinson & Jane Bond or Christopher Atkinson ; Mary Wildman ; John Atkinson
  2. BLAND ~•Martin Wildman (II) and Ann Ward were married (1678) at the Home of George Bland in Settle, Quaker ceremony.
  3. BOLDERSTONE ; Jennet Wildman
  4. BOND Jane née Bond m. Thomas Atkinson and emigrated to Bucks County
  5. CROASDALE ~• Quaker emigrant surname (Thomas Croasdale m. Agnes Hathornwaite)
  6. HATHORNWAITE ~• Quaker emigrant surname (Thomas Croasdale m. Agnes Hathornwaite)
  7. HAYHURST Elizabeth or Ann Croasdale of Settle m. Croasdale
  8. MALLORY (or MALLARIE) in Tatham
  9. PARKE Alice Wildman/Wildeman (Parke) (b.1617) who married Richard Wildman (b.c. 1613)
  11. SWINGLEHURST ~• an Ellen Swinglehurst m. Thomas Wildman in the CofE in1598
  12. TATHAM (thinly disguised his true faith. He was a Catholic. John Tatham of the Province of West Jersey
  13. THORNTON ~• Martin Wildman (I) m. Ellen Thornton in 1609 Church of England
  14. WARD ~• I've not seen the Ward name in Bucks County {~MMvB}
  15. WILDMAN ~• abundant Quaker emigrant surname originating in Tatham Fells