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ABT 1663 - AFT 1728
|PARENT (M) Richard Webb|
|Birth||9 MAR 1656||Gloucester, England|
|Death||ABT MAR 1720||Birmingham Twp., Chester Co., PA|
|Marriage||ABT 1683||to Elizabeth Hoopes at England|
|PARENT (F) Elizabeth Hoopes|
|Birth||ABT 1663||Wiltshire, England|
|Death||AFT 1728||Birmingham Twp., Chester Co., PA|
|Marriage||ABT 1683||to Richard Webb at England|
|Birth||ABT 1687||Gloucester, England|
|Death||SEP 1743||Chester Co., PA|
|Birth||1682||Gloucester, Gloucester, England|
|Death||1758||Sadsbury, Lancaster, PA, USA|
|Birth||BET 1680 AND 1695|
|Death||AFT 1743||Kennett, Chester Co., PA|[S157] Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia (Meeting), 1682-1750
"Elizabeth Webb, of Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania in the year 1728 to one of her sons expressed herself thus:
`It has appeared to me very plain that the Time is coming in the Country when the people will get into Parties one against another and destroy one another and both sides will be in the wrong. And it has likewise appeared that there will be a People in that time that will not be a party on either side & they will be preserved as in a Castle, while the others are destroying one another.' Then she said to her son, `I shall not live to see it but don't know but thou mayst.' "
Records of the Concord Monthly Meeting, Chester Co., Pa. :
William Brinton, the younger, who was a stripling of seventeen when his father settled in Birmingham, at the age of twenty-three married Jane, a daughter of Richard Thatcher, of Thornbury. His wife, when fifty-four years of age, in 1724, accompanied Elizabeth Webb, a ministering Friend, in a religious visit to New England, the entire journey being made on horseback. From a letter written by her from Long Island, it appears that she was particularly pleased with a horse she saw there "with a white star in his face."
Birmingham Meeting Birmingham Meeting, in Birmingham Township, Chester County, was subordinate to Concord Monthly Meeting until its erection into a monthly meeting in 1815. The meeting was first held "att John Bennet's house," in 1704. The first meeting-house was built about 1721 on an acre of ground "near the Great Road," conveyed to the Meeting by Elizabeth, widow of Richard Webb, for a consideration of 3. The present meeting-house was built in 1763, Benjamin Hawley noting in his diary of that year that he "went to the Raising of ye meeting-house."
Source: Futhey and Cope, 162, 233-4.