Note: n & Mary. They land ed at Philadelphia in the fall of 1682. Benjamin& John purchased 2,000 acres of land from Wi lliam Penn for the sum of 3#of English money for every 100 acres, & a tax of 10 shillings a y ear toEngland on every 100 acres. The land ws located on the east & west sidesof the Brandyw ine in Chester Co., PA. Later it was divided into farms &occupied by a number of the descend ed families. It has all passed out ofthe family name, except Springdale Farm, which is locat ed among the hills& fertile fields of southeastern PA, close to the beautiful, historicBrandy wine, where Washington & Lafayette played so important a partduring the Revolutionary War. A nother son, Moses & his older sister,Margery, & her husband, Thomas Martin & their 4 young da ughters arrivedon the ship, 'Unicorn', from Bristol, England on 16 Dec 1685. As the Mendenhalls were Quakers or members of the Society of Friends, ofhigh standing, they w ere opposed to war, refused to bear arms & were notactive participants in the Revolutionary n or Civil Wars. However, theyoften provided medical care for the wounded of the battles & som e of theMendenhalls used their teams to haul cannon & supplies at the Battle of Brandywine wh ich was fought upon & around the original Mendenhall farm.Some of them were cast out of the F riends Meeting at Kennett, PA, fortheir activities in the revolution, helping Generals Washin gton and LaFayette. Thomas' will, dated 2 Jun 1682, was proved in Perogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset Hous e, London, England, 17 Nov 1682.
Note: In 1682, 2 sons & a daughter of Thomas emigrated to America--Benjamin,Joh
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