YARNALL, Francis

Male - 1721

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  • Name YARNALL, Francis 
    Gender Male 

    • BIOGRAPHY by Albert Cadwallader Worrell: He came to America on the Bristol Comfort, which arrived at Upland, Delaware Co., PA on October 1, 1683. Sheppard in Passengers and Ships prior to 1684 says Francis was granted a warrant for 100 acres in Springfield township on October 17, 1683. He settled on land close to that acquired by George Maris, who had been a fellow passenger on The Bristol Comfort. Smith in History of Delaware County says Francis settled on rented land. But Sheppard says that Francis sold 50 acres of this land to George Maris, Jr. on January 1, 1685.

      In 1686, Francis Yarnall acquired 510 acres of land in Willistown Twp., Chester Co., PA adjoining the Edgmont Township line. He lived there the rest of his life. Francis was a substantial and successful citizen. In 1703 he acquired a patent for 400 acres next to the land reserved for the Indians. In his will he made specific bequests of almost 500 acres in addition to the bequest to his wife of the remainder of his land and the place he then dwelt on. In 1711, Francis was a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
    _UID 1D329C30239B884BA078EAD93481E6416357 
    Died 1721  Willistown Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6298  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2006 

    Father YARNALL 
    Family ID F1986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart