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Elizabeth Kennerley,was born in  Cheshire England maybe Middlewich about 1645. From the Cheshire Northwich Hundred Poll Tax 1660 and Hearth Tax 1664, "Elizabeth Kennerley sp-20 was granted a marriage licences within the dincese of Chester".  I can only guess that sp-20 meant "spinster, age 20".  Any other ideas?

Her parents are unknown, however, this is a large Cheshire family and they may be found.

"Henry Maddocks of Nantwich, joyner wed Elizabeth Kennerley of Welsbarley of Middlewich, spinster at Acton or Nantwich"  Chester Marriage License Vol V, 1661-1667. Middlewich is a market town 10 miles north of Nantwich.  Perhaps Welsbarley was the name of a house in that town. Acton is a small village just next to Nantwich, but the term also refers to an ancient parish in Nantwich hundred.

We believe that Henry and Elizabeth Maddock had at least 3 children:  all known in Pennsylvania.
1.  John Maddock, born c1665
2.  Mordecai Maddock, born c 1667
3.  Jane Maddock, born c 1670, wed George Maris 1690 in Chester County PA.

In 1683 Henry Maddocks went to Chester County PA arriving in November.  He carried on business there, bought property with his brother-in-law, James Kennerley  from a History of Delaware County we get a bio of Henry Maddocks.  It states that  Henry Maddocks purchased land in Springfield PA with his brother-in-law, James Kennerley in 1683.  James died within the next few years, and Henry returned to England leaving his land and that inherited from James to his son Mordecai Maddock.  Mordecai was appointed a trustee in the Quaker Meeting in 1687 and again in 1690.  After this Mordecai returned to England also.  His sister, Jane Maddock wed George Maris in 1690.  Perhaps he felt he left her in good hands.

Henry Maddock is featured on page 50 of Joseph West and Jane Owen by Celeste Terrell Barnhill, which can be read online.  They state that Henry returned to England and died there.  The English Non-conformish Records 1671-1900 on page 15, note that Henry Maddocks of Frandley Society of Friends, Great Budworth, Cheshire died April 18, 1706.  His age was given as 64.  We believe this also means he was buried at Frandley.  The Frandley Quaker cemetery was established in 1657, so this is a reasonable surmise.  The Meeting House still functions but it was rebuilt in the 19th century, from

We have no evidence that  Elizabeth Kennerley Maddock.every sailed to America.  She lived another 16 years.  The same source, page 35 note that she died on Feb. 5, 1721/22 and was buried at Frandley on Feb. 7th.  at age 82. She had not married again.

Great Budworth is west of Middlewich so is within the area the Maddocks called home.  During the middle 17th century it developed a thriving dairy/cheese industry.
Developing communities need builders, so again, I can envision a good reason for Henry and his wife to relocate to this area. 



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1. Who were her parents?

2.  When was she born?

2. Get birth dates and names of all Elizabeth's children.


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