Caleb Pusey 1
- Born: 1651, Parish Of Chipping Lamborne, Berkshire, England
- Marriage (1): Anne Stone on 27 Mar 1861 in Devonshire Meeting House, Berks Co, PA
- Died: After 1717, East Marlborough, Chester Co, Pennsylvania
Another name for Caleb was Caleb Pizey.
Birth: 1651 in Parish of Chipping Lamborne, Berkshire, England
Death: AFT 1717 in East Marlborough, Chester Co, Pennsylvania
Event: nearer their daughter, Ann and husband John Smith Migrated ABT 1717 East Marlborough, Chester Co, Pennsylvania
Some time around 1717, they removed from the brick home on the Creek at Upland to Marlborough near their daughter Ann and her husband, John Smith.
The following is recorded in the book on the London Grove Meeting:
"Caleb Pusey, Sr., being removed from Chester Meeting, requested a certificate for himself and his wife, which was granted 9-25-1717, and settled in East Marlborough."
There they ended their days.
Event: Caleb Pusey purchased 555 acres from Thomas Thompson and Rebecca Brassey, his wife (her inheritence) LAND 25 MAR 1701 East Marlborough, Chester Co, Pennsylvania
Note: Patent to Caleb Pusey for this 555 acres came August 15, 1701.
Event: Caleb and Ann Pusey by deed conveyed 400 acres to nephew Caleb Pusey, Jr. LAND 12 MAR 1712/13 East Marlborough, Chester Co, Pennsylvania
Caleb Pusey, Jr. was not the son of Caleb, Sr. but his nephew or cousin, who used Jr. to distinguish him from the elder Caleb Pusey. This would reconcile with the fact that both Caleb Pusey and Caleb Pusey, Jr. were on the 1724 Tax List of East Marlborough.
Caleb Pusey, Sr. termed Caleb, Jr. "Cousin" in his will, a term formerly used for nephews and neices. 2
Caleb married Anne Stone, daughter of Henry Stone and Unknown, on 27 Mar 1861 in Devonshire Meeting House, Berks Co, PA. (Anne Stone was born about 1645 in Sherrington, Wiltshire, England 1 and died on 3 Dec 1725 in Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA 1.)
"James Logan, William Penn's secretary, writing
to a friend, 4th of March 1706 says: 'Doct.
Moore with his wife and son, after nine weeks
spent here, are returned home today with their
son Joseph. Tomorrow they take Caleb Pusey's in
their way, who marries both his daughters
together, the eldest to John Smith of New
England; the other to George Painter, at which
marriages many more of us are to be present."
On March 5, 1706, there was a joint wedding
celebration and the two daughters were soon
installed as mistresses in homes of their own.
John Smith married the elder sister, Ann Pusey
and they took up a tract of land in Marlborough.
Married: 27 MAR 1681 in Devonshire Meeting House,
In the book "London Grove Meeting 200th Anniversary 1714-1914" it is recorded on page 101: "The Friends' records in London show that Caleb Pizey (as it is written in the record) son of William Pizey of Lamborn in the county of Berks, and Ann Worley, widow, daughter of Henry Stone, were married 3rd Mo. 27th, 1681, at Devonshire Meeting House. Henry Worley, husband of Ann, had died of a fever 12th Mo. 14, 1674, leaving sons Francis and Henry, who came with their mother and step-father to Pennsylvania."
Caleb and Ann Pusey had no son to pass on the
name of Pusey; the large families who bear that
name are descended, in the main, from two
nephews (Caleb and William) who were trained by him to become
millers and who with their children and
grandchildren to remote generations have planted
grist and saw-mills on the streams of Delaware
and Chester County until the name "Pusey's Mill"
has become the synonym of this kind of industry.
As Caleb Pusey stood by the gate at his Upland,
Pennsylvania home and chatted with Penn in 1701,
two daughters, aged seventeen and
twelve,respectively may have stood beside him,
and the family group was completed when the
mother came to the doorway and asked Penn to
alight and share their mid-day meal then in
These two daughters later became the brides of
young Quaker farmers.young Quaker farmers.