James Paxson (ca1649-1722) and Jane Gurden (-1710)  



Last Updated 9/1/00

James PAXSON
b. about 1649 in Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, England, the son of James and Jane (CLERK) PAXSON
m. 6 Oct 1670 in Marsh Gibbon
d. 29 Sep 1722 in Bucks Co., PA

Jane GURDEN
b. unknown
d. 7 Apr 1710 in Bucks Co.

John had a first wife, name unknown, who passed away in England. John and Jane m. 6 Oct 1670 in Marsh Gibbon. They emigrated to America aboard the Amity in 1682. He was born a Catholic, but converted to Quakerism shortly before emigration. They were members of the Middletown and Falls Monthly Meetings.

Children of James Paxson and his first wife:

  1. James, bp. 3 Oct 1666; bur. 8 Nov 1666.
  2. James, bp. 26 Apr 1668; bur. 27 May 1773.
  3. Henry, bp. 14 Jan 1669/70; died young.
Children of James and Jane Paxson:
  1. Sarah Paxson, bp. 29 Oct 1671. She m. (1) John BURLING about Aug 1692. They had no issue. She m. (2) James KIRKHAM. They had no issue.
  2. Henry Paxson, bp. 25 May 1673; bur. 27 May 1673.
  3. William Paxson (twin of Henry), bp. 25 May 1673; bur. 27 May 1673.
  4. William Paxson, bp. 27 Jan 1675/76; d. Jul 1723 in Newcastle Co., DE. He m. Abigail POWNALL 20 Feb 1695/96. They had children Mary, Marrabeh, Abigail, James, Thomas, Reuben, Esther, and Amy.
  5. Henry Paxson, bp. 27 Apr 1678; bur. 7 Feb 1681/82.
  6. Henry Paxson, b. 20 Sep 1683.
  7. James Paxson, b. 10 Jun 1687; bur. 16 Jul 1687.
Five-Generation Pedigree Chart
 
Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
Henry Paxson James Paxson James Paxson
Jane Clerk
Jane Gurden

References

Grundy, Martha Jonet Paxson, “The Paxson Brothers of Colonial Pennsylvania, The First Three Generations,” NGSQ 71:200-201.
 
 

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