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|PARENT (M) William Frampton|
|Birth||23 OCT 1654||England, probably Salisbury, Wiltshire|
|Marriage||27 JUL 1680||to Elizabeth Potter at Newport, RI|
|PARENT (F) Elizabeth Potter|
|Death||1711||Burlington, New Jersey, USA|
|Marriage||27 JUL 1680||to William Frampton at Newport, RI|
|Marriage||ABT NOV 1688||to Richard Bassnett at Philadelphia, PA or Burlington, NJ|
|Marriage||14 AUG 1701||to Thomas Gardiner Jr. at Burlington MM, Burlington NJ|
|Death||27 DEC 1726||Philadelphia, PA|
|Birth||26 JUL 1681||New York, NY|
|Death||ABT DEC 1771|
|Birth||BET 1682 AND 1684||Philadelpjia, PA|
|Death||ABT 1755||NJ, USA|[S105] London Apprenticeship Abstracts 1442-1850 [S73] England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database on-line] [S213] Will of William Frampton, Philadelphia [S70] Early Philadelphia; its people, life and progress [S383] U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [S177] The Burlington Court Book, a record of Quaker juriprudence in West New Jersey 1680- 1709 [S203] Will -- see notes [S157] Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia (Meeting), 1682-1750 [S129] Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York 1675 - 1776, Vol. 1 [S23] Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate?s Office, City of New York, Vol. 1, 1665-1707 [S162] Secret Societies of America's Elite
GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, ITEMS, 1688-1698 (originals
in Recorder's office, Woodbury).
1* Of 1" M 1687/8
I Elizabeth fFrampton Relict Widow of William fframpton Deceased
doe testifie and Declare that to My Certain Knowledge Samuell Coles of
West Jersie Did sell to my said husband a bill of Exchange & y l he was
to be paid for It In Rum, but my said husband after he had keept y e s d
bill a Considerible time not haveing Rum to pay, Returned the s d bill
With a valuable Consideration to take y e s d bill
Attested befor me the day
William Frampton was a Quaker, earlier on Long Island, then in Philadelphia, where he worked with William Penn. He was on the Committe to find the location for the first Meeting House, which was on Broad and Market, the site of the present City Hall. He had property on the waterfront - on Front Street, between Walnut and Spruce. He was a member of the Provinical Council, and Register General of the Province of Pennsylvania.
1683. October 1st. William Lee,
John Johnson Flemsburgh,
10th. Francis Parsons,
12th. John White,
22nd. Cornelius Bulsenk,
1684. August 6th. Isaac Lausen,
The names aforesaid are a true Copy of A Paper left by Mr. John West Entitled A List of Several Persons made Freemen of the City of New York which is the handwriting of the Said Mr. West.
Robert Turner, a prominent man among the early settlers in Philadelphia, who emigrated from the city of Dublin, wrote to William Penn the following curious description of the progress of the infant city, to be used by him as an advertisement:
"Now as to the town of Philadelphia, it goeth on in planting and building to admiration, both in the front and backward, and there are about Six hundred houses in three years time and since. I built my brick house, the foundations of which were laid at thy going, which I did design after a good manner to encourage others, and that from building with wood, it being the first; many take example, and some that built wooden houses are sorry for it. Brick building is said to be as cheap. Bricks are exceedingly good and better than when I built. More makers fallen in, and bricks cheaper. They were before at 16 S. English per M and now many brave brick houses are going up with good cellars. Arthur Cook is building him a brave brick house near William Framptons on the front, for William Frampton hath since built a good brick house by his Brew house and the Bake house and let the other for an ordinary."
William was granted a wharf property on the Delaware front of Philadelphia by William Penn, who regarded him as a personal friend, on June 5, 1684. He is buried in the Friends Burying Ground in Philadelphia.
Historical Society of PA: 774 (http://www.hsp.org/default.aspx?id=4)
Jones, Charles. Papers, 1671-1689.
A small collection of accounts current, bills of exchange, powers of attorney, and some correspondence reflecting the trade of Charles Jones, merchant of Bristol, England with settlers in the Delaware Valley. Prominent in the papers are William Frampton, Jones's, agent in Philadelphia, and Thomas Taylor, master of Jones's ship.