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Thomas Fitzwater, II
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Birth: May 3, 1673, England
Death: Apr. 4, 1748
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of Thomas Fitzwater I And
Mary Cheney

Husband of Mary Lydia Foster

Brothers And Sisters:
Infant Sibling Fitzwater 1680-1680 In England
Josiah Fitzwater 1674-1682 Died at sea
George Fitzwater 1674-1750 in Pennsylvania
Mary Fitzwater 1676-1682 Died At Sea

Step Mother:Elizabeth Palmer(Fitzwater,Coates)

Tradition is buried here!

Thomas Fitzwater, Jr - Memorial# 62762381
Thomas Fitzwater's step-mother was Elizabeth Coates, widow of George Palmer (1640-1682). George Palmer died at sea on the ship Elizabeth Ann & Catherine. Thomas Hudson, master, witnessed his will at sea dated 4 Sept 1682. Elizabeth Coates was the daughter of Henry Coates and Elizabeth Walker and had 10 siblings, at least 3 brothers came to the colonies about the same time: John, William and Thomas Coates. George Palmer was a "first purchaser" of 5,000 acres by deed of lease and re-lease dated 21 and 22 of April, 1682. By his last Will, he gave to his wife 1,000 and to his 5 children, Geo, Jno, Thos, Wm and Elizabeth (wife of Ralph Jackson), each 800 acres. Elizabeth (Coates) Palmer had 500 at the head of Moreland and 500 in dispute on the Neshaminy. On 12 Sept, 1715, Owen Roberts purchased 500 acres of the original 5,000 acres of land from William & Thomas Palmer, sons of George Palmer, deceased. Elizabeth (Coates) Palmer married 2nd widower Thomas Fitzwater, 1st intentions declared 2mo [Apr] 1, 1684 and the affairs of the estate of her husband were to be secure before the meeting (Philadelphia MM) would authorize the marriage; they received authorization 2 months later on 4mo [June] 3, 1684 at Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. From these minutes it can be determined that Elizabeth created a scandal among Friends by leaving him with no end result. Thomas Fitzwater’s first wife, Mary (Chaney), died enroute on the Welcome before its arrival on 27 October 1682 as did two of their children from small pox. In 1686 at Oreland (now defunct) in Dublin (now Upper Dublin) Twp, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) Cnty , Thomas Fitzwater discovered vast lime deposits on his land and erected a kiln to process it by 1693. Penn ordered a highway built from the port of the Delaware River to the kiln, named Limekiln Pike. It was one of the first roads in the area, about 13 miles northwest of Philadelphia at what came to be known as Fitzwatertown, then Philadelphia County, now Montgomery. He was a member of the Provincial Assembly from Bucks County in 1683 and again, after his removal to Philadelphia, in 1690. The will of Thomas Fitzwater, Sr is undated but probated 10 mo 2, 1699, Philadelphia Will BookPage: B:5, witnessed by Anthony Morris, George Grey and William Southeby. It mentions wife Elizabeth, only sons Thomas & George Fitzwater and “daughter-in-law” (step-daughter) Elizabeth (Palmer) Jackson.
Added by Claudia Davenport-Sulliva... on Nov 20, 2014 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Fitzwater (1640 - 1699)
  Mary Cheney Fitzwater (1651 - 1682)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Foster Fitzwater (1675 - 1731)
  Ann Roads Reed Fitzwater (1675 - 1731)*
  Mary Potts Tyson-Fitzwater (1683 - 1762)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Foster Fitzwater (1701 - 1761)*
  John Fitzwater (1715 - 1794)*
  Mary Fitzwater Tyson (1727 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Fitzwater (1673 - 1748)
  Josiah Fitzwater (1674 - 1682)*
  George Fitzwater (1674 - 1749)*
  Mary Fitzwater (1678 - 1682)*
  Infant Girl Fitzwater (1680 - 1681)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fitzwater Burial Ground
Dresher
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Gathering Roots
Record added: Dec 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62762381
 

In Memory of my 7x-G-Grandfather.My Mom's Mother was Lillian Mae Fitzwater of Yates County NY.RIP !!
- stephanie fedigan
 Added: Dec. 2, 2014

- Gathering Roots
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014

- alma hayes
 Added: Apr. 29, 2013
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