Notes for George Boone, III

!"The Boone Family" by Hazel Aterbury Spraker:
"In the year 1713, George Boone III sent his three eldest children, George Jr., Sarah, and Squire, to America to see what the new country might hold. Their report, several years later, was favorable. James Boone, grandson of George Boone III, reports in his history of the Boone family that 'George and Mary Boone with their family came from the town of Bradninch in Devonshire, Old England (Which is a town of 8 miles distance from the city of Exeter, and 177 miles westward from London); They left Bradninch the 17th of August, 1717, and went to Bristol where they took shipping, and arrived at Philadelphia in 1717 September 29, Old style, or October 10, New Style. Three of their children, to wit, George, Sarah, & Squire (Daniel Boone's father) they sent in a few years before. From Philadelphia they went to Abington, and staid a few months there; thence to North Wales, and lived about 2 years there; thence to Oley in the James County of Philadelphia, where Sarah (being married) had moved to some time before. This last place of their residence, (since the divisions made in the township of Oley and County of Philadelphia) is called the Township of Exeter in the county of Berks: It was called Exeter, because they came from a place near the city of Exeter '(James Boone Genealogy).
The Boones were Quakers whose name was originally Bohun. Alexander Bohun lived in 15th Century England twenty miles northeast of the city of Exeter (Burke's Landed Gentry). It is believed that George Boone III is a descendant of Alexander Bohun. James Boone informs us, however, that 'George Boone I, (That is, the first that we have heard of) was born in Old England. George Boone II (Son of George Boone the First) was born in or near the city of Exeter in Devonshire; being a Blacksmith; his wife's maiden name was Sarah Uppey. He died age 60; and she died aged 80 years, and never had an aching bone, or decay of tooth. George Boone III (Son of George and Sarah Boone) was born at Stoak, (a village near the city of Exeter) in A.D. 1666, being a weaver, his wife's maiden name was Mary Maugridge, who was born in Bradninch (eight miles from the city of Exeter) in the year 1669, being a daughter of John Maugridge & Mary, his wife, whose maiden name was Milton.'
"George Boone III and his sons appear to have been prominent members of the Exeter community. Soon after their arrival in America they became members of the Gwynedd Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers). On December 31, 1717, 'George Boone Sr. produced a certificate of his good life and conversation from the Monthly Meeting at Callumpton in Great Britain, which was read and well received.' (Gwynedd Monthly Meetings, 1717-1799). In 1731, Oley Friends appointed George Boone Sr., one of two men to visit families within the verge of their meeting. Gwynedd Meeting recorded and approved this.
"It is difficult to find any record of the land warrant of George Boone's own property, although in the Minutes of the Proprietors of Pennsylvania, we find the following entry which seems to refer to property purchased for the son George IV:-
'Agreed with George Boone of Gwynedd, Sr., for his son George, 400 acres of land at Oley, for 14 pounds per 100, and 1 shilling sterling quit rent, ye warrant dated ye 20th October, 1718.'
"Having chosen what is now, and no doubt was then, a most beutiful piece of fertile, rolling land, George Boone built a log house upon it in 1720. The site of the original house is marked by a boulder placed there by the Historical Society of Berks Co., PA. Thirteen years later, having prospered, he erected a larger house of stone near by, which is still standing. The boulder referred to above is marked with the following inscription:
House built in 1733 by GEORGE BOONE, grandfather of DANIEL BOONE. Site of Geo. Boone's log house, built about 1720 Historical Society of Berks Co.
"Having built the new house, George Boone refused for some reason to live in it himself, but turned it over to his children and continued to reside in the log house until his death. It is quite possible that some of his married children were then living at home with young families, and that George Boone and his wife, Mary, preferred the quiet of the smaller home for themselves, as they were no longer young. When George Boone III died it is said that his remains were carried into the stone house and from there to his burial in the Friend's burying-ground at Exeter Meeting House. An old family Bible records the fact that 'when Grandfather died he left 8 children, 52 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren living, in all 70, being as many persons as the house of Jacob which came into Egypt.'
"In accordance with the custom of the Friend's Society, no stones mark the graves of George Boone, III and his wife, Mary, but a far greater memorial is found in the thousands of descendants who unite in honoring their memory."

Another possible date for his death is - August 07, 1744
Also possible children - children: George, Sarah, Squire, Mary, John, Joseph, Benjamin, James, Samuel

George was a weaver by trade.

!Abstracts from original Bradninch Parish Registers: The Boones were members of the Church of England and their baptisms were recorded in the register of Bradninch Parish. The Anglican church in Bradninch is St. Disen's which was built in the middle of the 15th Century. Squire was baptized on 25 December 1696.
1690 George the son of George Boone bap the 20 day of July
1692 Sarah ye daughter of George boone bapt 28 day of March
1694 Mary ye daughter of George boone bap the 26th day of Sept
1696 Squire ye son of George Boone bap Dec 25th
1699 Mary ye daughter of George Boone bap Oct ye 15th
1701/2 John son of George Boone bap Jan ye 30th
The first daughter named Mary died and was buried on 20 May 1696. Since subsequent children of George and Mary Mogridge Boone apparently were not baptized in Bradninch, they must have been converted to Quakerism before their son Joseph was born on 05 April 1704.

May have been 2 other children - Michael Boone and Solomon Boone

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