Dorothy Jane Jones

Female 1672 - 1755  (83 years)


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  • Name Dorothy Jane Jones 
    Born 1672  Flint, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Death 1730  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Religion Quaker  [1
    Died 30 Aug 1755  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I3943  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2019 

    Father Ellis Emmanuel Jones,   b. 1637, Flint, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1727, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Ellen Jane "Jane" Evans,   b. 0___ 1642, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 1671  (Denbighshire) Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Residence (Family) 1684  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F1578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard L. Cantrell, II,   b. 1666,   d. 31 May 1753, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1693  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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 12 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1672 - Flint, Flintshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Mar 1693 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 1730 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Aug 1755 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      English (default) history

      1703 Delaware Court: "Dorothy, wife of Richard Cantrell, presented for masking in men's clothes the day after Christmas, walking and dancing in the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 o'clock at night." John Simes who gave the masquerade party, was presented for keeping a disorderly house," a nursery of debotch ye inhabitants and youth of this cithy..to ye grief of and disturbance of peaceful minds and propagating ye throne of wickedness amongst us." Dorothy Jones Cantrill seems to have been a young lady of considerable spirit and independence of character. She not only married the man of her choice, irrespective of her religious training, but later evidence is found of her love of gayety and society in an old history of Philadelphia, where she figured at a masquerade ball, much to the horror of her more quiet Quaker friends. She seems to have inherited her love of society from her mother, for the name of Jane Jones appears as a witness to the marriage of a great many Quakers of her day, and the Quaker weddings were probably the principal events affording those of that sect an expression to there social instinct.

      Name: Dorothy Jane Jones

      Sex: F

      Birth: 1672 in Wales

      Death: 30 OCT 1755 in Philadelphia, PA

      Father: Ellis Jones

      Mother: Jane

      Marriage 1 Richard Cantrill 2 b: 13 MAY 1660 in Derbyshire County, England

      Children

      Mary Cantrell b: 1694
      Joseph Cantrell b: 1695 in Philadelphia, PA
      Zebulon Cantrell b: 1697
      Dorothy Cantrell b: 1699

      http://www.ajlambert.com/jones/gen_ctrl.pdf

      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..

      Dorothy was the daughter of Ellis Emmanuel Jones and Ellen Jane Evans, natives of Wales.

      Ellis Jones immigrated to the Colonies aboard the "Submission" in September 1682, along with his wife, Jane (age 40), and his children, Barbara (age 13), Mary (age 12), Dorothy (age 10), and Isaac (age (4 months). Ellis was a resident of Bucks County, PA in 1684, but by 1689 had settled in Philadelphia. He is on a list of “Important Colonists” who came to Philadelphia on board the Submission. His name is also on record in the Welsh Tract Purchases as having purchased one hundred acres in Nantonell Parish, Radnor. He was a weaver and servant to the Governor. Ellis Jones made his will March 22, 1722, and he died in Philadelphia July 16, 1727. His will was executed September 23, 1727. His wife, Jane was the executor. Kinsman John Pugh. Wit: Ellis Jones (his mark), John Jones, John Jones, Jr.

      Dorothy married Richard Cantrell on 5 Mar 1691 at Philadelphia, PA. They were the parents of four children: Mary, Joseph, Zebulon, and Dorothy.

      Jane Jones died in Philadelphia October 2, 1732. The will of Jane Jones, relict of Ellis Jones, was executed at Philadelphia, August 3, 1730, and recorded December 27, 1732. It mentions child: Mary; grandchildren: Daniel and Nathan Pegg, Jane Flower, Zebulon Cantril, Joseph Cantril, and Dorothy Cantril, Mary Price, Jane, Richard White. Exec: Mary Jones. Codicil: December 7, 1732. Grandchildren: Ellis and Susannah Jones, children of Mary Jones, deceased: Exec. John Cadwalader. Witnesses: James Estaugh, Joseph Fordham, and Sarah Elfreth. To each she gave “one English shilling, or the value of it in coyn current.”

      Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Nov 21 2016, 20:39:39 UTC
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      Richard L. Cantrell, Jr.
      husband

      Mary Cantrell
      daughter

      Joseph C. Cantrell
      son

      Zebulon Cantril, Sr.
      son

      Dorothy Cantrell
      daughter

      Jane Cantrell
      daughter

      Ellen Jane Jones
      mother

      Elias Emanuel Jones
      father

      Mary Evans
      sister

      Barbara Rebecca Pegg
      sister

      Isaac Jones
      brother

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    • Dorothy Jones was the daughter of Elias and Jane Jones. They had come to America from Denbigh, Flint, Wales, in the ship Submission, in September 1682. The log of the ship lists the family. Dorothy was 10 when she arrived. The Jones family were Quakers, so by marrying someone from the Church of England, Dorothy had married "out of meeting," to use the Quaker term.


      This site tells this story about Richard and Dorothy Cantrell.......


      1703 Court Proceeding, extracted by Schart.

      Among the Grand Jury presentments-

      "Dorothy, wife of Richard Cantrell, presented for masking in men's clothes the day after Christmas, walking and dancing in the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 o'clock at night. (John Simes, who gave the masquerade party, was presented for keeping a disorderly house, described as a 'nursery of debotch ye inhabitants and youth of this city...to ye crief of and disturbance of peaceful minds and propagating ye throne of wickedness amonstus'.

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  • Sources 
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    4. [S13684] Dorothy Jane Cantrell (Jones) (1672-1755), Biography, https://www.geni.com/people/Dorothy-Cantrell/6000000005323266001?t.

    5. [S38542] Cantrell,Warren G.;Premier Conservator and source for "Cantrell" records.

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