Our ancestor Elizabeth Jarvis was likely from England, likely a Quaker, and likely immigrated to Pennsylvania around 1682. She had two children. Her husband likely died on the voyage to Pennsylvania or shortly after arrival.
We were having good luck in the days after finding Elizabeth Jervis’s letter about her husband’s estate.
We made four Quaker finds within a few days.Continue reading
It was just another day.Continue reading
We found the “progenitor” James Jervis of Chatcull, born around 1490. Did the Jervises live in Chatcull before that?Continue reading
We continued to trace earlier and earlier Jervises in Staffordshire and Shropshire.
From the 1500’s through 1700’s, the Jervis families acquired and lost estates at Chatcull, Meaford and Darlaston near Meaford, Cheswardine and Goldstone near Ollerton.Continue reading
Celia continued to discover Louise’s Jervis ancestors, pushing the brick wall back into the 1600s. These generations could provide a link to our elusive Elizabeth.
- Thomas Jervis (6G) b. 1653 m. Alice Lewis
- Thomas Jervis (7G) b. 1620 m. Margery
- Thomas Jervis (8G) b. 1575 m. Margaret
Celia had broken through the brick wall. Earlier generations of Louise’s Jervises began to reveal themselves.
- George Jervis (4G) b. 1728 m. Elizabeth
- Thomas Jervis (5G) b. 1688 m. Margaret Pitchford
What do Thomas Jervis, Wedgwood China, and Charles Darwin have in common? Read on.Continue reading