WOLLERTON, Charles, son of Charles Wollerton, of the town of Hicklin, in
the county of Nottingham, England, weaver, came to Pennsylvania, and
married, 3, 18,1726, at Concord meeting, Jane Chilcot. They were not
Friends, but were allowed to marry before the meeting, according to the
rules of the society. they settled in the northern part of East Bradford
township, where he died at an advanced age, and was buried, 5,13,1781, at
Goshen Friend's Meeting. His children were John; Sarah, m. to ___ Finley;
James; Mary, m. to Walter Lilley; Jane m. to Thomas Spackman, of East
James Wollerton, born Sept. 18, 1731, died July 2, 1805, married Dorcas
Few, born march 5, 1738, died May 24, 1815, daughter of Isaac and Jane Few.
their children were Joseph, Charles, Hannah, Mary, Isaac, James, Dorcas,
John and Jane.
John Wollerton, son of Charles and Jane, died about 1794, and Mary, his
widow, in 1795. Their children were William, Ziba, James, John, Sidney (m.
to William Mercer), Jane (m. to Caleb Gray), and Susanna (m. to Dell Price).
William Wollerton, the eldest son of John, married, in 1789, Rebecca
Harvey, a sister of Samuel Harvey, a prominent merchant of Philadelphia,
and long time president of the Bank of Germantown. he was by trade a
saddler, and carried on the business extensively in West Chester. In 1808
he purchased the Rankin farm of 100 acres, now in the southwestern part of
this borough, and which he sold in 1829 to William Everhart. He then moved
to Uwchlan township, where he died. Of his thirteen children, but two sons
and two daughters are now living. One of these, William, was elected
prothonotary in 1851, associate judge in 1856, and is now president of the
First national Bank of West Chester.