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Thomas Gilpin, II

Male 1623 - 1682  (59 years)


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  • Name Thomas Gilpin 
    Suffix II 
    Born 1623  Caton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 24 Aug 1623  Caton, St Paul, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism Record - Gilpin, Thomas (1623-1682)
    Baptism Record - Gilpin, Thomas (1623-1682)
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1682  Warborough, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Friends Burying Ground (England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2350  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 31 May 2017 

    Father Thomas Gilpin, I.,   b. Sep 1586, Mill Hill, Canton Parish, Westmoreland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1636, Canton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Elizabeth Burgess Gibson,   b. 14 Sep 1586, Caton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1634, Kendal, Westmoreland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Family ID F797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Bartholomew,   b. 28 Aug 1625, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1700, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1645  Dorchester, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Thomas Gilpin (1622-1682)
    Thomas Gilpin (1622-1682)
    Children 
     1. Thomas Gilpin, III,   b. 13 Jan 1652, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Issac Gilpin,   b. Mar 1656, Warborough, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1729, Warborrough, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     3. Rachel Ann Gilpin,   b. 14 Feb 1660, Dorchester, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1684, Birmingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +4. Joseph Gilpin, I,   b. 8 Jun 1663, Warborough, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1739, Birmingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1623 - Caton, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 Aug 1623 - Caton, St Paul, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Thomas Gilpin (1622-1682)
    Thomas Gilpin (1622-1682)
    The Gilpin Family from Richard de Guylpyn in 1206
    The Gilpin Family from Richard de Guylpyn in 1206

    Maps
    Map - Lancashire, England Parishes
    Map - Lancashire, England Parishes

  • Sources 
    1. [S670] Our kindred. The McFarlan and Stern families, of Chester County, Pa. , and New Castle County, Del, pg. 126-131.
      15. Thomas Gilpin, of Warborough, in Oxfordshire, the youngest son o f Thomas Gilpin, of
      Mill Hill, was born in 1622, and died 12th mo. (then Feb.) 3d, 1682. H e married about 1645, Joan Bartholomew, and had three sons, Joseph, Is aac and Thomas.
      He was a colonel in the English army on the Republican side, and at th e battle of Worcester, September 3, 1651, where the royal army of Char les First was overthrown
      by Cromwell, called by the latter his crowning mercy. Thomas West,* wh o had married his sister, Ann Gilpin, acted as major. Soon after, bot h of them became convinced of the truth of the principles of the Socie ty of Friends and united with them.
      Thomas Gilpin was a preacher in that Society for forty years. In 166 1 he was detained seven weeks in the Marshal's custody at Oxford, fo r refusing to take the oath of alle-
      giance. May 29th, 1670, a meeting was held at his house for which th e justice fined him £20, and on the 26th of June, of the same year, an other meeting was held at his house, for which offence the officers we re authorized to break into it, which they did, breaking open locks an d bolts, and took away his goods, so that he was left without cookin g utensils, bed or food. Soon after, his corn from three acres of lan d and two pigs were taken.
      In 1672, by the king's letters patent many persons were discharged fro m prison, some of whom had been confined a long time. From Oxford jai l fifteen were set free, among
      them being Thomas Gilpin.

    2. [S671] UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.

    3. [S698] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, John Gordon, (NY: Lewis Publishing Company, 1911), 423.
      Thomas Gilpin, Quaker minister, of Warborough, Oxfordshire, youngest son of Thomas of Mill Hill, was born in 1622, died i2mo. 3, 1702. According to a sketch of his life published in 1706, in "Piety Promoted," part iii., from which the above reference to his parents is quoted, Thomas Gilpin went as a young man from Kendal to London as an "Apprentice to a Tallow Chandler, and after went into the Wars." In the "Memoirs of the Gilpin Family of Philadelphia," it is stated that he was an officer and fought at the battle of Worcester, 1651, but the statement is based entirely on tradition and lacks proof. On leaving the "Wars" Thomas Gilpin settled in Oxfordshire and was married prior to 165 1 to Joan, daughter of Thomas Bartholomew alias Martin, husbandman, of Shillings ford, a small village in the parish of Warborough, on river Thames, midway between Oxford and Reading. Joan Bartholomew was baptized in the church at Warborough, August 28, 1625, died March 21, 1700-1. Thomas Gilpin, her husband, lived a short time with his father-in-law at Shillingford and then took a house for his little family in the nearby village of Warborough, where he lived the remainder of his life. About 1654. while on a trip to London, he became a convert to the new doctrines and faith of the Society of Friends, and on his return established a meeting at his house in Warborough, which was held there for many years. About 1662 he entered the Ministry of the Society, and made frequent visits to the neighboring counties, to London and to Wales. At times he was severely persecuted for his Quaker testimonies, being twice a prisoner in Oxford Castle, and once in Newgate, London. In May, 1670, he was fined £20 for having a meeting in his house, and a month later, says a quaint old chronicle, "Was another Meeting att the said Thomas Gilpin's," when the officers of the law, "broke open his Door, and took away his Household Goods, leaveing him not a Bed to lie on, nor a Pot to boil his Food in. He had a Family of five small Children which suffered much through this Seizure. Some Time after, as soon as he had got his Corn in, being about three Acres, the Officers came and took that alsoe, with two Pigs, in all the value of in."

    4. [S699] Gilpin family from Richard De Guylpyn in 1206, Jacob Painter, (Lima, PA: 1870), 5.
      THOMAS GILPIN of Warborough, born in 1620, married Joan Bartholamew and had three sons, Joseph,Isaac, and Thomas. He was an officer of the army, and
      after the battle of Worcester, 3rd of Sep. 1651, joined the society of Friends. In 1661 he was detained seven weeks in the marshal's custody at Oxford for refusing to take the oath of allegiance. On May 29th, 1670, a meeting was
      held at his house for which the Justice fined him £20, and on the 26th of June, of the same year, another meeting was held at his house, for which the Justice authorized the officers to break open locks and bolts, and they took away his household goods, not leaving him a bed, or a pot in which to boil his food. Sometime after this he gathered
      his corn off of about three acres of land, which the officers took away with two pigs. In 1672, by the King's letters patent, many persons were discharged from imprisonment, some having been confined for a long time. From Oxford jail 15 persons were liberated, among whome was Thomas
      Gilpin.