Note: Two sons and a daughter of Thomas emigrated to America; Benjamin, John and Mary. They landed at Philadelphia in the Fall of 1682. Benjamin and John purchased two thousand acres of land from William Penn for the sum of three pounds per hundred acres and a tax of ten shillings a year to England on every one hundred acres. The land was located on both sides of the Brandywine River in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Later it was divided into farms and occupied by a number of the descending families. It has all passed out of the family name, except Springdale Farm which is located among the hills and fertile fields of southwestern Pennsylvania, close to the beautiful historic Brandywine where Washington and Lafayette played an important part during the Revolutionary War. Another son, Moses and his older sister Margery and her husband Thomas Martin and their four young daughters arrived on the ship "Unicorn" from Bristol England on December 16, 1685. As the Mendenhalls were Quakers or member of the Society of Friends, of high standing, they were opposed to war, refused to bear arms and were not active participants in the Revolutionary nor Civil Wars. However, they often provided medical care for the wounded of the battles and some of the Mendenhall used their teams to haul cannon and supplies at the Battle of Brandywine which was fought upon and around the original Mendenhall farm. Some of them were cast out of the Friends Meeting at Kennett, Pennsylvania, for their activities in the Revolution, helping Generals Washington and LaFayette. Thomas' will, dated June 2, 1682, was proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, London, England, November 17, 1682.
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