DELL, Thomas, of Upton, in the county of Bucks, England, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, of that place, was married 5,22,1691, at Reading, to Mary Eldershaw, of Reading, daughter of Edward and Mary, of Southwark, Surrey. They had the following children: Mary, b. 5,31,1695; Sarah, b. 6,11,1699; Elizabeth, b. 6,1,1697; Thomas, b. 9,29,1701; Edward, b. 2,24,1704, d. 5,20,1704.
Thomas Dell, late of Reading, in Berkshire, brought a certificate to Chester Monthly Meeting, 10,27,1708, and settled in Ridley township. He took an active part in meeting affairs, and his wife was clerk for a considerable time. He died 6,15,1750, aged 84, and she 9,11,1751, aged 81. Their daughter Sarah died, 7,27,1714 (or 1715), Elizabeth married, 7,29,1720, William Swayne, of Marlborough.
Thomas Dell, Jr., married, 8,7,1728, Rachel Sharples, daughter of James
and Mary, of Providence, and left children, two of whom married, viz:
Sarah to Isaac Weaver, 7,20,1750, and Mary to William Pennell, 2,25,1751.
>From these the name of Dell, as a given name, has descended in both Weaver
and Pennell families.