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1088. George CALCLOUGH

RECORD: Research by Jim Ashe of Clinton, MS, manuscript given to Billy H. Parker of Simpson, LA (undated), prior to 1976.

George Calclough was probably the father of Hercules Calcott. Came to America in late 1600's

1408. Richard JACKSON

RECORD: Jane Parker McManus, Pioneers West Of Appalachia;; Privately Printed 1984; p 211

Richard Jackson was a soldier in the Parliamentary Army and moved to Ireland in 1649. He and his wife are buried near Rosenallis.

Richard and his brother, Anthony Jackson, joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) ca. 1651. All births, deaths, and marriages of their families for generations are recorded and can be verified in Quaker records. In 1656, the two Jackson brothers moved their families to the County of Cavan in Ireland. Richard settled in nearby Mountmellick, while his brother remained in County Cavan.

RECORD: LDS Family Group Sheet Collection, Richard Jackson;Mrs. Emma M. Moxley;Jackson Family Records

Source lists children of Richard Jackson and Margaret Keets

1409. Margaret KEETE

RECORD: LDS Family Group Sheet: born Mulberry, Wilts. ENG

1410. John MASON

RECORD: McManus, Jane Parker, Pioneers West of Appalachia, 1984.
Page 212:

He was of Casteldermott, Downe County, Ireland.

1602. Nicholas DAY

RECORD: Jane Sherwood, Of Boise, ID, Family Group Sheet Collection LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Family group record cited source: Will dated 13 Dec 1704, Baltimore, MD, recorded Liber 2, Folio 70, Land Commissioners Office Annapolis, MD, dated 22 Feb 1658. St. George an Jopa Episcopalian Church

1648. Andrew BENKESTOK

RECORD: A Genealogy of the Bankston (Benkestok) Family; Edna (Robertson) Vacher; 1947, Library of Congress CS71 B2269 1947 copy 2

The Swedish Benkestok Family:

Origins of the American Bankstons go back to the 14th century in Sweden, to the old Province Smaland. Page 6 of Ms. Vacher's manuscript gives the lineage of the family in Sweden as:

1st, 2nd Generation: Tord Benkestok, Trond (Tordson) Benkestok til telge, N.N.R. Byrbhild Toriefeder til mala (?) John Tordson Benkestok.

3rd, 4th Generation: Anders Benkestok 1 ca 1455, Stud Rostork 1480; Kannik 1 Tronghjenn; Prest i Bjorner 1499; Torleiff Benkestok til Talgoog mela (?) - for 1505, Adolus Eriked (Kruehon) til Jordenger (?) 1506, (?) * lgeng Jennsson (Fostorg).

5th, 6th, 7th Generation: Trond Benkestok til Meleg Jordanger and Hustran signed TriloifreetrF f ca 4595-4/2/1558 Anne Joseph Haar 24/11 1569 Peter Torleft, Efterslekt.

8th Generation: Jon Benkestok til nela - ca 1598 * Bergetta Niladtr (underlig) 9 born Ster Eftesledt; 1- Peter, 2 Mathias, 3- Erik, 4- Israel.

9th Generation: who was Deputy Sheriff and City Messenger to the American Colonies New Sweden 1654, died 1662; his daughter Walborg, married Olaf Johnson.
Their children: 1-John, 14 years, 2- Laurence, 9 years, 3- Dorico, 6 years, 4- Gertrude, 3 years, and Barbara, (Pa. Mag. Vol. 2 page 226 NeshemeniaDist. Bucks Co. Pa.) Anders Bengtsson (Benkestok and probably others).

Ms. Vacher's Bibliography for the above lineage is:
Anrop: Des Intrducerade Swenska Adolus Attartavler, Stockholm 1926 edition; Class: C.S. 924; Book E. 5; page 29. (The introduction of Swedish Nobility, Taylor).
Sveriges Ridderskaps och Kalender, (1915-1918-1901-1902). Swedish Knighthood and Nobility Calendar, Library of Congress, Index: Class C.S.924; S.6; C.S.924;S.8
Denmark- Adel Aarbog, (1929); Denmark's Nobility Calendar 1929; Benkestok (Bengtsson), IV, page 42; VIII, page 480, X,Page 533; XVIII, page 536; 23, p, 482.
Rieststap, J.B. Armonies Des Families, L'Armorial General; (1884) Vol. 1, p. 163.
Backstroum, R.J.L., Director, International Heraldic Institute, Ltd. D.C.
Pembley, Arthur Francis, Dictionary of Heraldry
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In 1639 a group of Swedish settlers came to the present states of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Queen Christina, of Sweden, outfitted a ship, the Kalmer Nyckel, to sail for New Sweden, in the new world, under command of Peter Minuit. The settlers established the first settlement along the Delaware near Wilmington. In 1641 the ship Fame and Swann, commanded by John Printz, was sent by Queen Christina to establish a seat of Government in Tineum Island in the Delaware River just below what is now Philadelphia, which became the first permanent settlement within the present state of Pennsylvania. The Swedes also settled at Wicaco and Passayunk, which are now surrounded by the city of Philadelphia. At Wicaco a Lutheran church was built, which still stands today: "Old Swedes or Gloria Dei".

In 1656 the Dutch claimed the territory occupied by the Swedes and sent Peter Stuyvesant with ships to take possession of New Sweden in a bloodless seige. The Dutch allowed the Swedes to continue in their government of the colony. The Courts of Justices of what is now the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were established by the Swedes in 1662, at New Gottonberg, now Tinicum. Another bloodless transfer of sovereignty occurred in 1664 when England claimed all the land in the new world. Again the Swedes were allowed to remain in power.

The American Bankson Family:

Andrew Bankston, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, sailed to America in 1656 aboard the Swedish ship, Mercurious. He was only 16 years old.

Early records of the Courts of Justices show that Andrew Bankston held many important positions in the colony. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly and was a Justice of the Court at Upland.

Andrew Bankston married Gertrude Rambo and they raised a large family, and had vast holdings of land.

Following is a transcription of the Will of Andrew Bankston, who died in Philadelphia in 1706.

Will of Andrew Bankson,
"In the name of God Amen, I Andry Bankson of the country of Philadelphia, Pa., in the Provice of Pennsylvania, in part of America, being very sick and weak of body, but praised be to the strength of God, in perfect and sound mind and memory; and calling to mind the uncertainity of this transitory life and tha all flesh must yield unto death when, it shall please Almight God, to call, do make an ordain this, my last Will and testament. Revoking and annulling all other Wills, and testaments, whatever, herefore by me made. Either in word or writing, and this only to be taken and deemed my last will and testament, none other whatever in manner and form following.

FIRST PRINCIPALLY - I command my soul into the hand of Almighty God, assuredly hoping, through the merits, of Death and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit Eternal Life. And my body I commit unto the earth, therin to be decently buried, at the burying place of Wicaco, at the discretions of my Executor hereafter mentioned. And as touching the disposition of all such Temporal Estates as it hath pleased Almighty God, in his mercy, to bestow on me, I give and dispose, as follows:

FIRST: - I will all my debts due to any manner of persons, and my funeral charges to first paid and dischargd. I will that the Tract of land whereon I now live that is, all the hundred acres of fast land and meadow together with one hundre Acres of Cripple Swamp or Marsh, together with all my goods and chattels do and shall remain in possession and use of my wife, Gertrude during her natural life, provided she does not marry, that then I will that all my goods, Estates and chattels be inventoried, and if in case, she shall and does give good and sufficient security for the same do remain in her possession during her natural life time notwithstanding. I give my son Banct Banctson two upper lots next Wicaco line containing the fifty-three acres, as also lot whereon he now dwells in Moyenancing as also 6 acres of mowing meadow belonging to the said land, to his heirs and assigns forever.

FURTHER: - I give unto my son Andrew my two lots of land at Passayunk and my lot of land on Punchkins Hooks, containing 80 acres, as also all my meadowing upon Punchkins Hooks, and the piece of meadow near unto the west meadow. FURTHER I give unto my son Banct, all my part or share of Cripple Swamp or drained ground adjoining to his new settled lot, FURTHER: - I give unto my son, John the remaining part of land at Moyenancing, that is, the part or share upon Rankins Hooks and a lot of land behind John Stilles and FURTHER: - after my gertrude's decease, I will and order the two hundred and odd acres which I left in possession of my wife, as above said I will and order that to be equally divided between my three sons Peter, Jacob and Daniel in such order that my said Daniel shall have my dwelling House and improvements and his equal share of land to be laid out there adjoining. FURTHER; I give unto my two daughters Catharine and Brigetta, twenty pounds each to be paid unto them out of my goods and chattels after my wife's demise, and if in case the said movables do not amount thereto. I will and order my son Daniel to pay them out of his part or share aforesaid, that the same shall want, and FURTHER: I give unto my son Banct the of ground which lyth behind John Stilles, which is before mentioned, to my son John and that i FURTHER: order my son John, Peter, Jacob and Daniel, shall be four equal in numbers of acres of the aforesaid two hundred and odd acres of fast land and meadow and that lot of land Rankin Hook, only son Daniel to have his fourth part adjoining to my house, which with the improvements I ordered to have his fourth part (adjoining to my house), or share of Carous Hook Hill, and unto this, my will and testament, I ordain and appoint my wife ertrude, my son Banct and Andry, my full, whole, and sole Executors to this, my last will and testament and FURTHER: I appoint Lawrence Cook and Andry Rambo my Trustees and assistance to my children and executors herein mentioned.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my seal this 30th, of August 1694 and FURTHER: explanation of what is before written I will and order my four sons Peter, John, Jacob and Daniel to have all land where I now live containing 219 acres as also my right or share of meadow on the River in Moyennancing, except 6 acres I have given my son Andry and likewise the 100 acres of Swamp Marsh and Cripple in all which tract I will and order, my four sons to be all equally concerned as aforesaid only my son Daniel share as (above exp.) - above explanation.

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 30th, of August 1694.

And FURTHER: beofre the sealing and signing hereof, for a further explanation of what is before written, I will and order my four sons Peter, John, Jacob and Daniel to have all land, where I now live containing 219 acres, as also my right or share of meadow on the River in Moyennancing, except 6 acres I have given my son Andry, and likewise the 100 acres of Swamp Marsh and Cripple Hook in all which tract I will and order, my four sons to be all equally concerned as aforesaid, only my son Daniel's share to be left as above said.

This will has the following notation on the back of it:

MEMORANDUM: This will is to be altered and Joseph Bankston, the testator's son, born since this will was made, shall be made equal with his four brothers, named Peter, John, Jacob and Daniel.

RECORDED: - in the Book of Wills, 2nd, page 38, City Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.

GERTRUDE RAMBO, Andrew Bankston's wife and the writer of the following:
The signing of Andrew Bankston's will, signed and acknowledged, sealed as his last will and testament in the presence of the following:

Swen Swanson, (his mark X ), Lawrence (Lasso) Cock, John Cock, R. Longshore.

Endorsements - Philadelphia, Pa. September 2nd, 1706, that personally appeared John Cock, the only survivor of the witnesses to the foregoing will, and on his sworn oath did declare he saw the testator Andrew Bankston sign, seal, publish and declare the same will as his last will and testament, and at the doing thereof, he was of sound mind, memory and understanding, to the best of his knowledge, (Coran Registry).

1664. Richard PACE II

Following is abstracted from the Pace Society of America Bulletin:

Bulletin #5, September 1968: Richard Pace II

Richard Pace II, age 17 years old when his father died, inherited at least 1,300 acres. As his guardian, he chose William Baugh to manage his estate. A Charles City Court issued the following order on June 4, 1655:

"Whereas Richard Pace, the orphan and heire of George Pace, dec'd., hath at this Court made choice of Mr. William Baugh to be guardian of him and his estate during his minority, the court doth therefore hereby grant and confirm his said request, requiring the sd guardian to manage duly and justly all estate belonging to sd orphan, giving yearly account to the Court of the same and the Improvement, delivering the whole to the sd orphan at his full age."

During the time Richard II came into his inheritance, heavy duties were imposed by England on all tobacco shipped in a vessel bound for a foreign port. In 1660, England passed the dreaded Navigation Act, which required all tobacco be sent to England for sale, and that only English ships be used for the transport.
This of course devastated the colonists, by depressing the price of tobacco, by restricting the market, and by eliminating the ability of the colonists to use the cheaper faster Dutch ships.

Richard II sold much of his land and indications were that he suffered financially, as did many of the American colonists. Sales of the land are recorded. On Feb. 11, 1659/60 he sold 200 acres to William Wilkins, and on Feb. 28th he sold 300 acres to Thomas Madder. These two deeds were signed only by Richard, but on March 13, 1661/62, Richard sold, "with the consent of my wife Mary", an unspecified number of acres to Richard Taylor. Mary signed with an "X"; whereas Richard signed his name.

Richard, therefore, was married between Feb. 28, 1659/60 and March 13, 1661/62. There has been much speculation about the identity of Richard II's wife Mary. Boddie thought she might have been the daughter of a neighbor, Richard Baker. Others speculate that Mary was a daughter of William Baugh, Richard's guardian, but Baugh had no daughter Mary. Another guess is that Mary was a daughter of a John Knowles, since a great-grandson was named Knowles; however, there is no known confirmation of this.

For the land Richard II sold to Richard Taylor , he received 4300 pounds sterling, a considerable sum. Richard kept 600 acres, including Maycock's. The indentured servants brought over as headrights in 1650 and 1652 would have served their time, and substitute labor would have been required. Perhaps Richard II bought slaves, who were by this time replacing indentured workers. Presumably his family still lived on the Maycock plantation on the James River.

It was probably a busy place, as it was across from Westover plantation and church, and Court was held at Westover. A "foot-ferry" was instituted on April 20, 1663, and a "horse-ferry" was promised as soon as an adequate boat could be found.

Wolves became a problem to the owners of cattle in the area. The Court levied a tax on owners of horses to be used to pay bounty on wolves of 200 lbs tobacco for each wolf-head brought in. Richard Pace's name appears in these accounts to collect the bounty.

Tobacco prices continued to decline from over-production, but in 1667, a violet storm struck, described as having "surpassed anything of the kind since the first settlement". First there was "a tempest of hail, then 40 days of rain, then a hurrycaine". Massive flooding damaged buildings and destroyed two-thirds of the tobacco crop. The price of tobacco increased, but the planters suffered still. Then in 1672/73, 50,000 cattle perished, putting the colonists is further straits.

Richard evidently lost his hogs to some peril, as he was sued by a neighbor (June 3, 1673) for 302 lbs of pork and 336 lbs of tobacco.

Indians became a problem again and some of the border plantations were suffering. Governor Berkeley refused to provide protection against the Indians, as he did not want to jeopardize his own lucrative trade with the Indians, thus inciting Bacon's Rebellion. Richard Pace sided with the Governor and on Feb. 20, 1676, was awarded 2,000 lbs tobacco, as were several others, by a Grand Assembly of the House of Burgesses for expenses incurred by loyal persons in assisting Berkeley in the fighting.

Richard was still hunting wolves after the rebellion. In July 1677 he collected 200 lbs tobacco for one head. On July 6, he bought "an Indian woman called Ann, about 25 years old" from Thomas Busby.

Shortly thereafter, at about age 40, he died, leaving a widow with 8 young children between the ages of 1 year and 15 years.

Richard was the first of his family in America to fruitfully multiply. His children were: George, John, Thomas, James, Richard III, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Ann.

The widow Mary Pace married Nicholas Whitmore and may have had more children.