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George Bringhurst

Male 1697 - 1752


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  • Name  George Bringhurst 
    Born  15 May 1697  Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Feb 1752  Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I5272  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  24 Sep 2014 

    Father  John Bringhurst, Sr.,   b. 1 Nov 1655, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1699 
    Mother  Rosina Prachen,   b. 2 Jun 1654, Silesia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1712, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Jun 1682  Devenshire House, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1485  Group Sheet

    Family  Anna Ashmead,   b. 9 Feb 1708, Cheltenham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1760, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Sep 1723  Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Sarah Bringhurst,   b. 20 Apr 1724, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Jun 1760
     2. John Bringhurst,   b. 19 Feb 1726, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1795, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Bringhurst,   b. 28 Mar 1729, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Hannah Bringhurst,   b. 23 Mar 1730, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. George Bringhurst,   b. 12 Sep 1732, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1797, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Esther Bringhurst,   b. 2 Dec 1734, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Anna Bringhurst,   b. 25 Aug 1737, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Samuel Bringhurst,   b. 6 Jan 1740, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1818, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Rebecca Bringhurst,   b. 5 Jan 1744, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. William Bringhurst,   b. 24 Jun 1745, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1798, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2009 
    Family ID  F6818  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • William Bringhurst was a descendant of Dr. Thomas Bringhurst, a noted physician and surgeon of London, England, who married Elizabeth Hughes, August 27, 1647. Their son John, born November 1, 1665, was a printer in London, and, for advocating the freedom of the press, he was, on September 20, 1684, fined the sum of one pound and stood for two hours in the pillory. He married Rosina Prache, daughter of the Rev. Hillarius Prache, a Lutheran clergyman. After the death of Mr. Prache, his widow, Barbara, came to America, where she was subsequently joined by her daughter, Rosina, who was afterwards the widow of John Bringhurst, and who brought her son, George Bringhurst. The last named, born May 15, 1697, married September 1, 1723, Anna, daughter of John and Sarah (Sellers) Ashmead. Their son William married Mary Morris, June 4, 1769, and they were the parents of six children, of whom the eldest was Israel, who was born February 28, 1770, and died in February, 1807. Israel married, September 27, 1792, Mary Lewis, a daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Jenkins) Lewis. She was a descendant of Jenkin Jenkins, who was born in Wales in 1659, came to America and settled in Gwynedd in 1729. Isaac Lewis was a son of Enos, who was a son of Lewis, who in 1704 married Grace Johns, at Gwynedd Meeting. Sarah Jenkins was a daughter of John and Sarah (Hawksworth) Jenkins, and her mother was a daughter of Peter Hawksworth, who died in 1769, and who was buried at St. Thomas. Israel and Mary (Lewis) Bringhurst were the parents of seven children, among whom was Wright A. Bringhurst, who was a member of the state legislature and a noted humanitarian, who, at his death, bequeathed a large sum for the support of the poor in Norristown, Pottstown and Upper Providence. He died in 1876.
    • (Research):See attached sources. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Philadelphia MM, Vol II, William Wade Hinshaw, Page 340 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S177] Bringhurst Family History, Josiah Granville Leach, LL.B, (Printed for Private Circulation By J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia), Page 25 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S177] Bringhurst Family History, Josiah Granville Leach, LL.B, (Printed for Private Circulation By J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia), Page 27 (Reliability: 3).