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Monday, October 29, 2007

Brief Genealogical Information Regarding Abigail Pell, Born in 1751, Who Married Samuel Lawrence of Eastchester

Below is a brief excerpt from a book published in 1899. It reflects biographical data for Abigail Pell who was born in 1751 and married Samuel Lawrence of East Chester.

"Samuel Lawrence was born in East Chester in 1751 and married Abigail Pell, who was born in East Chester, New York, in the same year. Her father, John Pell (1722-73), was the son of the honorable Thomas Pell, third lord of Pelham manor, Westchester county (1686 - 1739), and Anna, daughter of the reigning Indian chief of Westchester county. This Thomas was a son of Sir John Pell, second lord of Pelham manor, and Rachel Pinckney, daughter of Philip Pinckney, one of the ten proprietors of East Chester, New York. Sir John Pell (1643 - 1702) was born in London and died in East Chester. He was a server-in-ordinary to King Charles II. Through a long line of illustrious history the origin of the family of Pell is traced to William Pell, who descended from Walter de Pelham, who held the lordship of Pelham in Herefordshire, 21 Edward I (A.D. 1294)."

Source: Biographical History of Westchester County, New York. - Illustrated, Vol. II, p. 889 (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1899).

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