Author Topic: Tennent; Bragg; Russell - Quakers? from Whitehaven - 1757  (Read 1723 times)

Offline Kamante

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Tennent; Bragg; Russell - Quakers? from Whitehaven - 1757
« on: Friday 02 May 14 22:57 BST (UK) »
I have come across the following record (Deed Book E, p. 205) from Spotsylvania County, Colony of Virginia: "June 11, 1757 - James Tennent of Whitehaven, Cumberland County (England), Mason, and Elizabeth, his wife - which said Elizabeth is the only sister living of William Russell, late of Philadelphia, merchant, deceased - give their Power of Attorney to William Bragg of Whitehaven, aforesaid. Witnesses: Christopher Wilson, Joseph Collin. Recorded October 4, 1757; James Tennant, of Whitehaven, Cumberland County, Mason, and Elizabeth, his wife, revoke a former Power of Attorney given to Samuel Bowman, Thomas Price and Phillip Walker, having decided to send their friend, William Bragg of Whitehaven aforesaid, to Philadelphia to see as to the Will of William Russell, late of Philadelphia, deceased. Dated June 11, 1757. Recorded: October 4, 1757." [The recording date refers to recording with the local authorities for Spotsylvania County.]

I sense that these people are Quakers, and my question is how one locates records of the Whitehaven meeting, which was apparently part of the Pardshaw meeting in the early days.

Another question is whether it is likely that the Will of William Russell might also have been administered in England. Since he was a merchant and perhaps had a trading relationship with firms in the Whitehaven area, perhaps he still had some assets in Whitehaven.

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Re: Tennent; Bragg; Russell - Quakers? from Whitehaven - 1757
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 May 14 01:46 BST (UK) »
Butcher Westmorland and Lancashire
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Smith, Moger, Maxfield Wiltshire
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Re: Tennent; Bragg; Russell - Quakers? from Whitehaven - 1757
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 May 14 16:26 BST (UK) »
John Bragg (1723-95) was a shoemaker and prominent Quaker in Whitehaven. His diary was published years ago.

Stephen