Richard L. Cantrell, II

Male 1666 - 1753  (87 years)


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  • Name Richard L. Cantrell 
    Suffix II 
    Born 1666  Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 13 May 1666  Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Mason & Builder  [3
    Religion Church of England  [4
    Also Known As Richard L. Cantril  [5
    Also Known As Richard L. Cantrill  [3
    Died 31 May 1753  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I3942  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 

    Father Richard L. Cantrell, Sr.,   b. 1635, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Alice LNU,   b. (~1635), (Bakewell, Derbyshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (~1660)  (Bakewell, Derbyshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Jane Jones,   b. 1672, Flint, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1755, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1691  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Since Richard Cantrell was not a Quaker, he and Dorothy were married "out of meeting", as the Quaker term was used.
    Children 
     1. Mary Cantrell,   b. 1694-1695, (Philadelphia) Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1 May 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Joseph C. Cantrell,   b. 29 Dec 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Zebulon Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1697, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dorothy Cantrell,   b. 0___ 1699, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F1565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1666 - Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 13 May 1666 - Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Mar 1691 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 May 1753 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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    Gloria Dei Church - Old Swedes' Church
    Gloria Dei Church - Old Swedes' Church

    Burial site of Joseph C. Cantrell (1795-1738) who is the 7th great grandfather of the grandchildren of Perry Green Byars (1894-1968)

    Gloria Dei Church, known locally as Old Swedes', is a historic church located in the Southwark neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 929 South Water Street, bounded by Christian Street on the north, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard (formerly Delaware Street) on the east, and Washington Avenue on the south. It was built between 1698 and 1700,[3][4] making it the oldest church in Pennsylvania and second oldest Swedish church in the United States after Holy Trinity Church (Old Swedes) in Wilmington, Delaware.

    The carpenters for the building were John Smart and John Buett[4] and bricks were supplied by Richard Cantril.[5] The church displays the English vernacular style of church design, which combines elements of the Medieval and Gothic styles.[3] The church's vestry and entranceway were added in 1703 to buttress the walls, which had begun to buckle under the weight of the roof.[3] The tower was added c.1733, and interior alterations were made in 1845, designed by Samuel Sloan.[4]

    The congregation dates to 1677, five years before the founding of the city of Philadelphia, and the graveyard around the church to about the same time. Formerly a Swedish Lutheran congregation, the church has been Episcopalian since 1845.

  • Notes 
    • About Richard L Cantrill


      Richard L. Cantrill of Charles City, Virginai was born in March 1666 and died May 13, 1753. He was a member of the Church of England, and married Dorothy Jones, a Quaker from Wales, against family wishes in 1693 in Philadelphia. Richard was a friend of William Penn. He was also founder of the first brick factory in this country with his partner, Daniel Peggy. They built the first brick house in Philadelphia. -------------------- Name: Richard Cantrill 2

      Sex: M

      Birth: 13 MAY 1660 in Derbyshire County, England

      Death: 31 MAY 1753 in Philadelphia, PA

      Note:

      Richard's shire of birth was established from a petition that he submitted to John Blackwell, Esq., governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in July of July of 1689 stating that his nephew, Joseph Cantril had drowned in the Schuykull River, 10 May 1689, and that Joseph had older and younger brother's in Derbyshire, England. He posted a bond of one hundred pounds.

      This document is on file at the register of Wills, City Hall Philadelphia. Pa. Admin. book A page 66, file no. 54.

      It is known from the tax records of Derbyshire that there were several Cantril (Cantrell) family's living in the area at the time of Richards birth. In 1986 a researcher found one Richard Cantril's Baptismal record in Derbyshire, England with the parents listed as Richard and Alice Cantril. This Richard was born on May 13, 1666 in the Parish of Bakewell. In the nearby Parish of Ashover there is another record of a Joseph Cantril's christening, recorded as 23 Dec, 1666. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Cantril. Last there is a family listed by the name of Richard and Mary Cantril in Bakewell Parish in 1694 and 97. Any one of these could be our set of missing parents.

      According to land records and family lore Richard was thought to be a Brick Mason and possibly operated a brickyard in PA. No record has been found at this time of either a Richard or Joseph Cantril's immigration in the 1680s. It is said by some that he erected the first brick house in the city of Pa. but no record has been found to establish this fact. It is known that the house belong to one Robert Turner and was built on the SW corner of Front and Mulberry (arch) street. From a letter written by Mr.Turner to William Penn dated August 3, 1685, " And since I built my brick house the foundation of which was laid ar they going..."

      The next record of Richard and Dorothy is in the 1703 Delaware court records found among the grand jury presentments.

      Dorothy Cantril , presented for masking in men's cloths the day after Christmas. Walking and dancing in the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 at night. John Simes who gave the masquerade party was presented for keeping a disorderly house,

      " A nursery of de botch ye inhabitants and youth of this city.. to ye grief of and disturbance of peaceful minds and propagating ye throne of wickedness amongst us."

      From a will and burial records four children can be verified as Richards. There is a Jane ??? and Mary Price mentioned in the will who might also be children.

      PENNSYLVANNIA ARCHIVES A RECORD OF LAND.

      Caveat against surveying of land adjoining Richard Cantrill's estate, issuing to the heirs or executors of said Richard Cantrill, or any under him, 31 May, 1753. As the two son's of Richard left the New Castle area in the late 1720's or early 1730 and moved to the valley of Virginia by 1738, Richard may have also made the move

      Sources:

      Title: Family Search: Ancestral File: Marriage Records 1839-1928 DeWitt County, Illinois; and Robert C. Mott

      Title: Yates Publications Archive

      Text: Source #6068.024; Source Type--Family Group Sheet; 1 page

      Father: Richard Cantrill 1 b: 1636 in Derbyshire, England

      Mother: Alice

      Marriage 1 Dorothy Jane Jones b: 1672 in Wales

      Children

      Mary Cantrell b: 1694

      Joseph Cantrell b: 1695 in Philadelphia, PA

      Zebulon Cantrell b: 1697

      Dorothy Cantrell b: 1699

      Additional information here: http://www.ajlambert.com/jones/gen_ctrl.pdf 1. RICHARD1 Cantrell, (RichardB), b abt 1666 Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England d bef 31 May 1753 Pennsylvania. m abt 1693 Dorothy Jones b ca 1672 Flint or Denbigh, Wales dau of Ellis Jones and Jane ____. Richard's baptism was on 13 May 1666 in Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England.

      Bakewell Parish was a brickmaking area, and very likely Richard grew up in the brickmakings trade. He was a brickmaker in Philadelphia after he moved to Pennsylvania.

      He probably left England around 1687, sometime after he reached the age of 21.

      Quite possibly he came in the company of his nephew Joseph Cantrell, who was about his age. Joseph drowned in the Schuykill River at Philadelphia on 10 May 1689. Richard Cantrell, his uncle and nearest of kin in Pennsylvania, was appointed administrator of Joseph's estate. Richard's occupation of brickmaker was well suited to Philadelphia, where almost every building was made of brick. The city was planned, laid out in a logical pattern, and was well regulated from its beginning. Pennsylvania Archives, Vol XIX, 6 July 1692, shows that Richard Cantrell was granted a request for a warrant for a lot of 30 feet on Third Street near the Buyring Ground. Probably this same lot was sold the next year.

      Original Records, Deed Book D, 53, p 50, records that on 13 May 1693, Richard Cantrell sold to Thomas Hall, 30 by 190 feet at Third and Market Streets. Richard is thought to have married about 1693, and a few years later he apparently settled into what became his permanent home.

      Patent Book A, Vo. II, p 344 contains a lease made on 5 May 1702, by the Governor of Pennsyvania for a lease of 21 years on more than three acres between Fifth and Sixth Street "to Richard Cantrill, Brickmaker," the rent to be 40 shillings per year. Certain requirements were made: "Said Richard Cantrill shall build, erect, and set up a substantial brick house one story and a half in height and in breadth eighteen feet and in length thrirty-six feet....said Richard Cantrill sshall make an orchard upon some part of the hereby granted land, with at least eighty good bearing apple trees planted thereon, and shall also well and sufficiently fence and enclose the said demised land." No disposition of the estate of Richard has been found in the records, and dates of death for hima and his wife are uncertain.

      Apparently he had died by 31 May 1753, when the Pennsylvania Archives mention Richard Cantrill's estate. Richard married about 1693 Dorothy Jones. Dorothy was born aborn in 1672 in Wales and came to Pennsylvania with her parents in the ship "Submission" in 1682. She was the third of four children of Ellis and Jane Jones, who were Quakers and had come to America to escape religious persecution. Since Richard Cantrell was not a Quaker, he and Dorothy were married "out of meeting", as the Quaker term goes.

      Their apparent first child died, and the Race Street meeting house records list under Burial os Those Not Friends, "Mary, 1-6, 1695, parents Richard and Dorothy Cantrill." Dorothy Jones Cantrell is said to have gone so far from her Quaker upbringing that she attended a masquerade ball in Philadelphia, and she was apparently fond of social events. Dorothy and Richard Cantrell, as city dwellers, had what was probably an easier life than many of their descendants would have when they moved to the frontier communities of the Carolinas and Tennessee.

      As shown by the will of Dorothy's mother, Jane Jones, Richard and Dorothy Jones Cantrell had four known children: + 2.

      i. Mary2 Cantrell b abt 1694 burial 6 Jan 1695 Race Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA. + 3.
      ii. Joseph2 Cantrell b ca 1695 Philadelphia, PA m Catharina _______. + 4.
      iii. Zebulon2 Cantrell b abt 1697 Philadelphia, PA, and appears on the tax list in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, in 1718. He was a cordwainer, or shoemake, by occupation. Zebulon moved later into the Welsh Tract district in New Castle County (now Delaware). There he was a witness to a will in 1758. In 1763 he bought 200 acres of land there. Family tradition says that he and his son Joseph moved to Botetourt Co., Virginia, befor the Revolutionary War. + 5.
      iv. Dorothy2 Cantrell b abt 1710, was living and unmarried when her grandmother Jane Jones made her will in 1730. No further information.. [3]
    • Editor's Note; I visited Derby a couple of times and enjoyed their famous "Bakewell Tarts"...DAH

      Take a peek at Bakewell history... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakewell and http://www.derbyshireguide.co.uk/travel/bakewell.htm

      Posted By: rosemary cantrell
      Email: rosican@bellsouth.net
      Subject: Richard Cantrill family
      Post Date: August 22, 2007 at 14:54:16
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cantrell/messages/6373.html
      Forum: Cantrell Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cantrell/


      I have searched this list extensively, and other places as well, and after sifting through everything, I have come up with the following as the most likely information regarding Richard and his family. I am looking for input as to error and also as to filling in missing pieces.

      Richard Cantrill, most likely born 1660 in Derbyshire, England. (Possibly 1666, but less likely.) Died 31 May 1753 in Philadelphia.

      Married 5 Mar 1693 in Philadelphia to Dorothy Jane Jones. She was born 1672 in Denbigh, Flint, Wales, arriving in Philadelphia in 1682 on the ship Submission with her family. She was 10 years old at the time. She died 30 Aug 1755 in Philadelphia.

      They had five children: (I know there are other numbers listed, but these seem most likely. I am willing to consider other info if we can find some kind of documentary support.)

      1- Mary born 1694 in Philadelphia. She died 1 Jun 1695 (some say Jan 6, but I feel better about the June date). I would love to know what caused her death.

      2 - Joseph born 1695 in Philadelphia. He died probably sometime after 1753 in Orange County, North Carolina.

      3 - Mary, born about 1696 in Philadelphia. She is the one who is most questioned. However, based on the fact that a child was often named after a child that had died, and the fact that the mother of Dorothy named a Mary Price in her will, I have chosen to side with those who think this is probably their child. I could really use some documents on this one.

      4 - Zebulon, born 1697 in Philadelphia.

      5 - Dorothy, born 1699, in Philadelphia.

      I do not have death dates and those would really be helpful. In addition, I have no information as to spouses of these children, other than Joseph, who is my husband's direct line.

      There seem to be land records listing Richard in 1692, 1693, 1701, 1702 and again in either 1701 or 1702 when he leased the 3 acres. Other than the mask party in 1703 which caused such a scandal, I have not found any more references to them. Does anyone have more?

      I don't want to get into opinions here, but would really like help in trying to find the truth. So many of you have so much info that I am hoping you can help fill in the missing parts.

      Someone once told me that genealogy could be about skeletons (just the names, dates and places) or the skeletons could be fleshed out into real people. That is what I am trying to do. I want to know who these people really were and how they lived.

      Anyway, thanks for any help.

      ... http://www.geni.com/people/Richard-Cantrill/6000000000092986135?through=6000000001212679485

      Richard L. Cantrill of Charles City, Virginai was born in March 1666 and died May 13, 1753. He was a member of the Church of England, and married Dorothy Jones, a Quaker from Wales, against family wishes in 1693 in Philadelphia. Richard was a friend of William Penn. He was also founder of the first brick factory in this country with his partner, Daniel Pegg. [Editor's Note - Daniel was his brother-in-law.]They built the first brick house in Philadelphia. -------------------- Name: Richard Cantrill 2 [8]
    • CANTRELL GENERATION ONE - Courtesy of Mitchell Jones -


      1. RICHARD1 Cantrell, (RichardB), b abt 1666 Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England d bef 31 May 1753 Pennsylvania. m abt 1693 Dorothy Jones b ca 1672 Flint or Denbigh, Wales dau of Ellis Jones and Jane ____.

      Richard's baptism was on 13 May 1666 in Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England. Bakewell Parish was a brickmaking area, and very likely Richard gre4w up in the brickmakings trade. He was a brickmaker in Philadelphia after he moved to Pennsylvania.

      He probably left England around 1687, sometime after he reached the age of 21. Quite possibly he came in the company of his nephew Joseph Cantrell, who was about his age. Joseph drowned in the Schuykill River at Philadelphia on 10 May 1689. Richard Cantrell, his uncle and nearest of kin in Pennsylvania, was appointed administrator of Joseph's estate. Richard's occupation of brickmaker was well suited to Philadelphia, where almost every building was made of brick.

      The city was planned, laid out in a logical pattern, and was well regulated from its beginning. Pennsylvania Archives, Vol XIX, 6 July 1692, shows that Richard Cantrell was granted a request for a warrant for a lot of 30 feet on Third Street near the Buyring Ground. Probably this same lot was sold the next year. Original Records, Deed Book D, 53, p 50, records that on 13 May 1693, Richard Cantrell sold to Thomas Hall, 30 by 190 feet at Third and Market Streets. Richard is thought to have married about 1693, and a few years later he apparently settled into what became his permanent home. Patent Book A, Vo. II, p 344 contains a lease made on 5 May 1702, by the Governor of Pennsyvania for a lease of 21 years on more than three acres between Fifth and Sixth Street "to Richard Cantrill, Brickmaker," the rent to be 40 shillings per year. Certain requirements were made: "Said Richard Cantrill shall build, erect, and set up a substantial brick house one story and a half in height and in breadth eighteen feet and in length thrirty-six feet....said Richard Cantrill sshall make an orchard upon some part of the hereby granted land, with at least eighty good
      bearing apple trees planted thereon, and shall also well and sufficiently fence and enclose the said demised land."

      No disposition of the estate of Richard has been found in the records, and dates of death for hima and his wife are uncertain. Apparently he had died by 31 May 1753, when the Pennsylvania Archives mention Richard Cantrill's estate.

      Richard married about 1693 Dorothy Jones. Dorothy was born aborn in 1672 in Wales and came to Pennsylvania with her parents in the ship "Submission" in 1682.

      She was the third of four children of Ellis and Jane Jones, who were Quakers and had come to America to escape religious persecution. Since Richard Cantrell was not a Quaker, he and Dorothy were married "out of meeting", as the Quaker term goes. Their apparent first child died, and the Race Street meeting house records list under Burial os Those Not Friends, "Mary, 1-6, 1695, parents Richard and Dorothy Cantrill." Dorothy Jones Cantrell is said to have gone so far from her Quaker upbringing that she attended a masquerade ball in Philadelphia, and she was apparently fond of social events. Dorothy and Richard Cantrell, as city dwellers, had what was probably an easier life than many of their descendants would have when they moved to the frontier communities of the Carolinas and Tennessee. As shown by the will of Dorothy's mother, Jane Jones, Richard and Dorothy Jones Cantrell had four known children:

      + 2. i. Mary2 Cantrell b abt 1694 burial 6 Jan 1695 Race Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA.
      + 3. ii. Joseph2 Cantrell b ca 1695 Philadelphia, PA m Catharina _______.
      + 4. iii. Zebulon2 Cantrell b abt 1697 Philadelphia, PA, and appears on the tax list in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, in 1718. He was a cordwainer, or shoemake, by occupation. Zebulon moved later into the Welsh Tract district in New Castle County (now Delaware). There he was a witness to a will in1758. In 1763 he bought 200 acres of land there. Family tradition says that he and his son Joseph moved to Botetourt Co., Virginia, before the Revolutionary War.
      + 5. iv. Dorothy2 Cantrell b abt 1710, was living and unmarried when her grandmother Jane Jones made her will in 1730. No further information.. [9]
    • Birth: 13 MAY 1660 in Derbyshire County, England
      Death: 31 MAY 1753 in Philadelphia, PA

      Note:

      Richard's shire of birth was established from a petition that he submitted to John Blackwell, Esq., governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in July of July of 1689 stating that his nephew, Joseph Cantril had drowned in the Schuykull River, 10 May 1689, and that Joseph had older and younger brother's in Derbyshire, England. He posted a bond of one hundred pounds.

      This document is on file at the register of Wills, City Hall Philadelphia. Pa. Admin. book A page 66, file no. 54.

      It is known from the tax records of Derbyshire that there were several Cantril (Cantrell) family's living in the area at the time of Richards birth. In 1986 a researcher found one Richard Cantril's Baptismal record in Derbyshire, England with the parents listed as Richard and Alice Cantril. This Richard was born on May 13, 1666 in the Parish of Bakewell. In the nearby Parish of Ashover there is another record of a Joseph Cantril's christening, recorded as 23 Dec, 1666. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Cantril. Last there is a family listed by the name of Richard and Mary Cantril in Bakewell Parish in 1694 and 97. Any one of these could be our set of missing parents.

      According to land records and family lore Richard was thought to be a Brick Mason and possibly operated a brickyard in PA. No record has been found at this time of either a Richard or Joseph Cantril's immigration in the 1680s. It is said by some that he erected the first brick house in the city of Pa. but no record has been found to establish this fact. It is known that the house belong to one Robert Turner and was built on the SW corner of Front and Mulberry (arch) street. From a letter written by Mr.Turner to William Penn dated August 3, 1685, " And since I built my brick house the foundation of which was laid ar they going..."

      The next record of Richard and Dorothy is in the 1703 Delaware court records found among the grand jury presentments.

      Dorothy Cantril , presented for masking in men's cloths the day after Christmas. Walking and dancing in the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 at night. John Simes who gave the masquerade party was presented for keeping a disorderly house, " A nursery of de botch ye inhabitants and youth of this city.. to ye grief of and disturbance of peaceful minds and propagating ye throne of wickedness amongst us."

      From a will and burial records four children can be verified as Richards. There is a Jane ??? and Mary Price mentioned in the will who might also be children.

      PENNSYLVANNIA ARCHIVES A RECORD OF LAND.

      Caveat against surveying of land adjoining Richard Cantrill's estate, issuing to the heirs or executors of said Richard Cantrill, or any under him, 31 May, 1753. As the two son's of Richard left the New Castle area in the late 1720's or early 1730 and moved to the valley of Virginia by 1738, Richard may have also made the move

      Sources:

      Title: Family Search: Ancestral File: Marriage Records 1839-1928 DeWitt County, Illinois; and Robert C. Mott
      Title: Yates Publications Archive
      Text: Source #6068.024; Source Type--Family Group Sheet; 1 page
      Father: Richard Cantrill 1 b: 1636 in Derbyshire, England
      Mother: Alice
      Marriage 1 Dorothy Jane Jones b: 1672 in Wales
      Children
      Mary Cantrell b: 1694
      Joseph Cantrell b: 1695 in Philadelphia, PA
      Zebulon Cantrell b: 1697
      Dorothy Cantrell b: 1699 [10]
    • Ellis Jones and his family were Quakers and as Richard Cantrill belonged to the Church of England, Richard and Dorothy were married, to use a Quaker term, "Out of Meeting." [4]

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