LIGHTFOOT, Thomas, born about 1645, probably in Cambridgeshire; went thence to Ireland, and in 1716 came to New Garden, Chester Co.  He removed to Darby township shortly before his death, which occurred 9,4,1725.  The name of his first wife is thought to be Mary, and that of his second, Sarah, a widow.  The children of his first wife were:

By the second wife were:

Michael Lightfoot, the eldest son, with Mary, his wife, and three children, came from Ireland in 1712, and settled in New Garden; afterwards removed to Philadelphia, and was provincial treasurer at the time of his death, 12,3,1754.

His children were:

Samuel Lightfoot married, 7,30,1725, Mary, daughter of Benjamin Head of Chester, and afterwards settled in Pikeland.  He was a surveyor.  His children were:

Thomas Lightfoot, Sr., was a prominent minister among Friends, as were also his daughter Catharine and son Michael.