This begins the series on our Jervis ancestors in Pennsylvania.
We’ve learned where Elizabeth Jervis was from in England, and when and how and why she came to Pennsylvania.
Let’s find out what happened to Elizabeth and her children in America.
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At the June 5, 1683 Cheshire Quarterly Meeting, Henry Maddock was appointed to manage the payment for Elizabeth Jervis’ passage to Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth would have needed help arranging the voyage, and she would need a place to live when she arrived. I’m guessing that Henry Maddock helped Elizabeth with her arrangements.
The Quaker meeting helped Elizabeth through hard times.
But what was she going to do long-term? There’s no way for a single woman with two children to get along. She would have to get re-married. Or…
John Jervis had two families. He and his wife Margaret had several children (ca 1651-1658). After Margaret’s death, John married Elizabeth and they also had children (ca 1669-1680).
There was mounting circumstantial evidence that Elizabeth and John Jervis were Quakers, but we don’t have proof.
We needed to research the Quaker records, but they’re not online.