ENGLAND, Joseph, son of John and Love England, was born at Burton-upon-Trent, in Staffordshire, England, 7,2,1680. His profession was that of a millwright. Having charge of the Water-works at London Bridge, in Deal, he, in 1705, obtained from Prince George, of Denmark, a protection against impressment. He is described therin as a "tall, slender man, with dark brown hair, and fresh coloured."
About the year 1710 he Married Margaret Orbell, daughter of Samuel
Joanna Orbell, of Deal, in Kent, where he remained a few years, and went
thence to his native place. In 1723 they came to Pennsylvania and settled
at Nottingham. Joseph spent most of his time for the next four years at
iron-works some distance from his family. In 1730 he became a minister
among Friends, and died 10,23,1748, his latter residence being in New
Castle County. His wife was born 6,3,1685, at Deal, and died 2,7,1741;
both buried at the "Brick" Meeting. Their children were as
ENGLAND, William, of Willis town, married Sarah Pennock, and died leaving a son, William. His widow married, 12,7,1749, Amos Boake, and they settled in Caln. William England, Jr., married, 1,16,1771, Susanna Hall of Willistown, and removed to West Bradford, at or near Marshallton, where he had a smith-shop. Their children were Mary, b. 12,3,1771, d. 12,17,1771; Sarah, b. 3,2,1773, d. 10,23,1773; Thomas, b. 11.17,1774 m. 2,24,1803, Mary Clemson; William, b, 8,31,1776; David b. 6,22,1778.
Susanna, the mother, died 7,29,1778, and William married second, 5,22,1783, Hannah Wood, who died 11,2,1822, at the supposed age of ninety-one. William 10,19,1813, aged seventy-two.
The children of Thomas and Mary were Hannah, Emily, Lewis, James, Rachel,
Lindley M., William, Thomas, Mary, Ann, and Sidney.