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 James Claypoole

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James Claypoole

Birth
England
Death 6 Aug 1687 (aged 52)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 8341003 View Source
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James and Helena attended William Penn's wedding in 1672.
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James Claypoole was a British merchant who was familiar with the boats in the harbor. There was an older Concord that sailed England to Barbadoes. This apparently was a newer version. "London the 6th, 12mo, 1682/83 (date old style making this the month of Feb.) We are all inclined to go on this vessel now put up, she is a brave ship of 500 tons burden, and 26 guns, called the Concord, the master, William Jeffries, who has used long the Virginia trade and is well acquainted with that voyage...."
This comes from London Port books: Jeffries William, Concord, 450 or 500 tons, 40 guns, to Pennsylvania 1683.
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Chester County Ships Listing for The Concord
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Here are the passengers listed as being aboard this ship.
Date of Arrival: 10/1683
Master: William Jefferies
Lenert Aratts (Arents)
Elizabeth Bennett, servant to James Claypoole
Johannes Bleikers
James Claypoole and wife Helena and seven children
Edward Cole, Jr, servant to Claypool
William Hard
Peter Keurlis
Thones Kunder
Hugh Lamb
Jan Lensen
Jan Luykens
Hugh Masland and wife, servant to Claypoole
Abraham Op Den Graeff
Derick Op Den Graeff
Hermann Op Den Graeff
Jan Siemes
Willem Streypers
Leonard Teison (Tyson)
Reyner Teissen
Abraham Tunes
Cicely Wooley, servant to Claypoole
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CLAYPOOLE, James, pioneer, born in 1634; died in August, 1686. He was the fifth son of John Claypoole, and his wife Mary, daughter of William Angell, of London. His brother John married the daughter of Oliver Cromwell. James became a Quaker, and was an intimate friend of William Penn. He was a merchant in London, and witnessed the signing of the Charter of Privileges granted by Penn to the settlers in 1682. First signature on Charter of Pennsylvania after William Penn. He was the treasurer of the Free society of traders, which was formed to assist in the settlement of Pennsylvania, and, after attending to its affairs in England, he immigrated with his family, in 1683, to Pennsylvania, where he held important offices.

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Came to PA having previously secured 5,000 acres of land from William Penn (October 1681) and settled a Colony at Germantown, PA. He was Treasurer of the "Free Society of Traders of PA; Justice of the Peace; Judge in the Provincial Court; member of the Governor's Council and also of the Assembly of PA, and in 1686 was Register-General of PA. He resided in Phildelphia, and was a prominent merchant-citizen of June 8, 1683. He left a will in record book number 8, page 110.
Source: Sonja Vaughn & "Pepin The Frank to Harry St. Clair Walker of PA".

"We set Saile from gravesend the 25 5mo 1683 and Arrived at philadelphia in pensylvania 8 8 mo 1683. we came in the ship called the Concord Captain Jeffrys Commder burthen 550 tuhn."
Source: Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families From the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD 1983 p 178.
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Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.
Author -Unknown
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James Claypoole is my gggggggg-grandfather and I am very happy that I can claim that fact. An amazing adventure and so much history. Thank you grandfather for helping to build our nation.


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  • Created by: Wayne L. Osborne
  • Added: 1 Feb 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8341003
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8341003/james-claypoole : accessed ), memorial page for James Claypoole (6 Oct 1634–6 Aug 1687), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8341003, citing Friends Arch Street Meeting House Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Wayne L. Osborne (contributor 46540493) .