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John Lea, Sr.

Born: July 12, 1674
England

Father: John Lea

(d. March 07, 1684/85)

Mother: Joane -----

Married: Hannah Hopton

on February 01, 1697/98
at Gloucester Friends' Meeting

Occupation: wool stapler

Religion: Converted to Quaker 1691

Emigrated to America: August 27, 1699

with William Penn on the ship Canterbury

Children:

  1. John, Jr., b. September 13, 1707
    m. Mary Yarnell, May 07, 1752
    d. April 08, 1759
  2. Isaac, b. January 15, 1698/99
    m. Sarah Fawcett, December 29, 1721, who bore 11 children
    d. Bet. 1765 - 1772
  3. Hannah, b. November 16, 1705
    m. Joseph Bonsall, June 22, 1726, and bore 4 children
  4. Rachel, b. August 07, 1709
    d. before 1726

Died: December 27, 1726

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