Dorothy Jones

Dorothy Jones

Female 1672 - 1743

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  • Name  Dorothy Jones 
    Born  1672  Flint, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1743 
    Person ID  I2238  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2013 

    Father  Ellis Jones,   b. Abt 1637, , , Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1727, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ellen Jane Evans,   b. Abt 1642, , , Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1730, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  , , Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1061  Group Sheet

    Family  Richard Cantrill,   b. 13 May 1666, Blakewell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 May 1753, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1694  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary Cantrill,   b. 6 Jan 1694-6 Jan 1695, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1695, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joseph Cantrell,   b. 1695, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, , New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Zebulon Cantrill,   b. Abt 1697, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Dorothy Cantrill,   b. Aft 1697, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2013 
    Family ID  F618  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Dorothy is not named in her mother's will dated 3 Aug 1730, although her three children are named: Joseph, Zebulon and Dorothy.

      BIOGRAPHY: !Ellis Jones and his family were Quakers and as Richard Cantrill belonged to the Church of England, Richard and Dorothy were married, to use a Quaker term, "Out of Meeting."

      BIOGRAPHY: !Dorothy Jones Cantrill seems to have been a young lady of considerable spirit and independence of character. She not only married the man of her choice, irrespective of her religious training, but later evidence is found of her love of gayety and society in an old history of Philadelphia, where she figured at a masquerade ball, much to the horror of her more quiet Quaker friends. She seems to have inherited her love of society from her mother, for the name of Jane Jones appears as a witness to the marriage of a great many Quakers of her day, and the Quaker weddings were probably the principal events affording those of that sect an expression to their social instinct. (From The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy p 5).

      BIOGRAPHY: In 1684, a law was passed in the Courts of England directing that all inhabitants in the colony register in their respective counties, so their movement between counties and colonies would be known
      to county and other authorities. The lists now available in the possession of the Historical Society are not complete, indicating that the law was never completely carried out. The lists cover the
      period May 1684 - August 1687. Dorothy came to America from either Flint, or Denbigh, Wales, in the ship "Submission", September 1682. From the log of the "Submission": Ellis Jones, age 45; Jane Jones, age 40; Barbara Jones, age 13; Mary Jones, age 12; Dorothy Jones, age 10; Isaac Jones, age 4 months. The "Pennsylvania Historical Magazine" in a list of names of "Important Colonists, who came in the 'Submission'", mentions Ellis Jones. Ellis was a resident of Bucks County, 1684, but did not remain there long, and in the Welsh Tract Purchases his name appears as having purchased one hundred acres in Nantonell Parish, Radnor. Barbara Jones married her cousin Isaac Jones, and Dorothy Jones married Richard Cantril. Ellis Jones, a weaver and servant to the Governor, and his family were Quakers and as Richard Cantril belonged to the Church of England, Richard and Dorothy were married, to use a Quaker term, "Out of Meeting". Dorothy seems to have been a young lady of considerable spirit and independence of character. She not only married the man of her choice, irrespective of her religious training, but later evidence is found of her love of gaiety and society in an old history of Philadelphia where she figured (danced?) at a masquerade ball, much to the horror of her more quiet friends. She seems to have inherited her love of society from her mother, for the name of Jane Jones appears as witness to the marriage of a great many Quaker of her day, and the Quaker weddings were probably the principal events affording those of that sect an expression of their social instinct. The next record we find of Richard and Dorothy Cantrill was in 1703 Delaware Court
      Proceedings as extracted by Scharf. Among the grand jury presentments. "Dorothy", wife of Richard Canterill, presented for masking in men's clothes the day after Christmas, "walking and dancing in the house of John Simes at 9 or 10 o'clock at night." John Simes, who gave the masquerade party, was presented for keeping a disorderly house, "a nursery of Debotch ye inhabitants and youth of this city...to ye greef of and disturance of peaceful minds and propagating ye Throne of wickedness amongst us." This was in Wilmington, PA (now Delaware). The will of Jane Jones, relict of Ellis Jones, executed at Philadelphia, August 3, 1730 and recorded at Philadelphia December 27, 1732 mentions her grandchildren: Zebulon Cantril, Joseph Cantril, and Dorothy Cantril, to each of whom she bequeaths "One English shilling, or the value of it in coyn current". !SOURCE: Cantrell Family History, Glenda Ruth Densmore Harrel, Edgecliff, TX !Reference: Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service, compiled and published by members of James Hunter Chapter, National Society Daughters of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina,
      published 1977.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy, The, Susan Cantrill Christie, (New York:The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 1908), p 4 (Reliability: 3).
      In about 1693 Richard Cantrill married Dorothy Jones, daughter of Ellis and Jane Jones, who came to America from either Flint, or Denbigh, Wales, in the ship Submission, Sept., 1682. From the Log of the Submission:
      "Ellis Jones, age 45,Jane Jones, age 40,
      Barbara Jones, age 13, Mary Jones, age 12,
      Dorothy Jones, age 10, Isaac Jones, age 4 mos."

    2. [S31] Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy, The, Susan Cantrill Christie, (New York:The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 1908), p 4 (Reliability: 3).