John Simcock

(aka) John Simcoote


Born: Abt 1630 in ?

Died: 7 Mar 1702/03 in ?

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: ?

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Jacob Simcock ( – c. 1716)

Child: John Simcock ( – )


Imprisoned in England for 15 months due to his devotion to the Society of Friends (Quakers).

While he lived in Ridley, Cheshire, England, he was one of the largest purchasers of Pennsylvania lands in England.

He arrived in Pennsylvania in 14 Aug 1682, on the ship Frendship (Robert Crossman, master), coming out of Liverpool, England.

Upon his arrival, he located 2875 acres of his purchase east of Ridley creek in what subsequently became the township of Ridley.

John served on the Council to William Penn from the time he arrived in Pennsylvania until 1690. He was also a member of the Assembly and sometimes speaker, and deputy president of the Free Society of Traders.

He served on the grand jury held at Upland, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania on 12 Sep 1682, and was a provincial judge in 1690 and 1691.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 16 Jun 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684
by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr (editor); Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970. [applies to alias, notes]
The Maris Family in the United States
by George L. & Annie M. Maris; 1885. [applies to name, birth, death, notes]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Possible Simcock ancestry (from Stewart Baldwin's web site, I haven't gone into more detail yet as these are not direct ancestors):

Son of Arthur Simcock (of Leftwich); probably born 27 Aug 1600 in Davenham; married Anne Stockton; died about 1639.

Son of George Simcock (of Leftwich, County of Chester); probably born 10 Feb 1573 in Davenham; married Anne Bostock 18 Jun 1593 in Davenham; buried 27 Oct 1622 in Davenham. (Anne may have married John Blease after George's death.)

Son of Arthur Simcock (of Shipbroke, Davenham Parish, County of Chester); married Alice Deane, 20 Jun 1569 in Davenham; buried 11 Oct 1583.