Richard Fawkes

Last updated 8 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

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name

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 172 (PDF page 228)

Comment: Source includes name (Richard Fawkes).

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 32 (PDF page 36)

Comment: Source includes name (Richard Fawkes).

book-maris-family-in-the-us-1885: George L. Maris and Annie M. Maris (compilers), The Maris Family in the United States: A Record of the Descendants of George and Alice Maris, 1683–1885; West Chester, Pennsylvania: F. S. Hickman, 1885; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 20 Apr 2018), held by General Library of University of Michigan [Source includes abstracts from wills and other documents, along with interviews with contemporary descendants.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 7 (PDF page 58)

Comment: Source includes name (Richard [Fawkes]).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Rebecca Newlin (? – ?)

Married: 16 Apr 1740

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 172 (PDF page 228)

Comment: Source notes that Rebecca [Newlin] married Richard Fawkes.

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 32 (PDF page 36)

Comment: Source includes date (2d month 16th, 1740 [old style]).

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Child: Ann Fawkes (? – ?)

Child: Sarah Rachel Fawkes (1757 – ?)

Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Richard's parents were John Fawkes (b. England) and Ann ____.

Richard may have been born in 1710 in Concord, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania.

Richard obtained 427 acres in two parts from his father John (one part on 18 Nov 1735, the rest on 20 Mar 1741). On 13 May 1743, he purchased 200 acres from the estate of Jacob Jones for £163.2s. Part of this 627 acres he sold to his son-in-law Joseph Hood (husband of Mary).

A Richard Fawkes was administrator to John Fawkes of Newtown, Chester County, PA (will proved on 19 Dec 1758) and to William Fawkes (will proved on 8 Feb 1772).

He was also a witness to George Woodward of Newtown (will proved 20 Jan 1757). George may be the son of Edward Woodard and Alice Smedley; this Edward was the brother of Mary, mother of Richard's wife, Rebecca.

The executors of Richard Fawkes' will were wife Rebecca, daughter Rebecca, and sons-in-law Joseph Hood and Caleb Maris. They sold 44.5 acres to Ezra Thomas on 15 Feb 1790, though wife Rebecca was apparently not part of this transaction. Ezra in turn, sold this land to Joseph Hood the next day for £268.13.

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