John Sharples baptized at Wybunbury,Cheshire,England,Aug.15,1624,died near Chester,Pa.,4 mo.11,1685;son of Geoffrey and Margaret (Ashley) Sharples;m.2 mo.(April) 27,1662,Jane Moore,born 1638;died near Chester,Pa.,9 mo.1,1722.They became members of the Society of Friends,in Cheshire,whence they migrated to Pennsylvania,arriving in Upland,now Chester,on the 14th of the 6th month (August),1682.Their children were Phebe,John,Thomas,James,Caleb,Jane and Joseph,of whom Thomas died on the passage and Phebe,Caleb and Jane within a few years after their arrival.
John Sharples Jr.,born at Blakenhall,11 mo.16,1666;died near Chester,Pa. 9
mo.7,1747;married 9 mo.23,1692,at a meeting at John Bowater's house,
Middletown,Hannah Pennell,b.7 mo.23,1673;d.10 mo.31,1721;dau.of Robert and
Hannah Pennell,of Middletown.Jane,their 2nd child,married George Smedley Jr.