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1688 Alexander Rickey was reportedly born in Scotland. [1] [2] He was reportedly born in Edinburgh [3]. He was reportedly from Midlothian Scotland. [4] [5]

1698 Alexander Rickey reportedly immigrated to Pennsylvania on December 10, on the ship Shield. John Rickey was also on the ship. [6] Note: The Shield originally landed in Burlington New Jersey in 1678. There are reports of the Shield of Stockton landing in 1684, with passengers who lived in Bucks County. I seek a record of the Shield landing in 1698 with Rickey on board.

1715 Ann Kearl was named as a daughter in the will of her father, Thomas Keirl, dated April 13.

1715 Alexander Rickey and Ann Kierl, of Bristol Twp, were married at the Abington Quaker Meeting, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [7] [8]

1720 On June 24, Joseph Keirll, of Staten Island, County of Richmond, N. Y. mariner, eldest son and heir at law of Thomas Keirll, late of Maxfield [Makefield] Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Yeoman, deceased; John Keirll, of Maxfield, the other son of said Thomas; Paul Wilmerton, of the City of Philadelphia, Cordwainer and Katherine his wife; Alexander Rickey, of Oxford Township, Co. of Philadelphia, and Ann, his wife; William Dungan, of Bristol Township, County of Bucks, Yeoman, and Mary his wife. They the said Katherine, Ann and Mary being the daughters of the said Thomas Keirll, conveyed a lot between 2nd and 3rd Streets, facing on Walnut St., 54 ft. wide, to Peter Worrell. [9] [10]

1725 Alexander Rickey and Ann (Keirl) were Quakers and bought a certificate and moved from the Abington (Philadelphia County MM) to the Quaker Monthly Meeting in Falls, Bucks County, Pennsylvania [11] [12]. They settled in Lower Makefield Twp and Alexander became a prominent farmer and wool grower.

1727 Alexander Rickey witnessed the will of Henry Margerum, of Makefield Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [13]

The 10 children of Alexander and Ann Rickey were named with birthdates in the records of the Falls Monthly Meeting in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [14] [15] [16] [17]

1732 Alexander A Rickey, James Downey, and Richard Hough witnessed the will of Thomas Bailey (no known relation) of Makefield Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [18] [19] [20]

1734 Alexander Rickey witnessed the marriage of Jonathan Palmer and Frances Durrance on 17 of month 8. [21]

1737 Goldney and his associates of The London Company had disposed of a large portion of their holdings in Makefield Twp, Bucks Co. Of these purchasers the names of the following are appended to a petition in 1737: John Palmer, Daniel Palmer, Jonathan Palmer, William Russel, Alexander Rickey, William Lee, Eleazar Doane, Richard Hough, Edward Bayley, Zebulon Heston, Joseph Tomlinson, Charles Reeder, Thomas Smith, Richard Parsons, John Atkinson, John Osmond, Trego, James Tycliffe, Thomas Lancaster, William Smith, James Tomlinson, John Brown, John Wall, John Gaile, and John Whitacre, presented to the court of quarter sessions. The petitioners were living on the part of the manor of Highlands called Goldney's and company's land, and they wanted to divide a part the large township into a smaller township. [22]

1737 Alexander Rickey purchased a large acreage and lived in Makefield Township where he engaged in raising sheep. He later built a mill and became owner of 543 acres of land in Bristol Twp.

1737 Alexander Ricley and John Gaill [Caill, Keirl] were among 20 signers of a petition to partition Makefield Twp in Bucks Co. [23] [24] [25]

1738 Settlers, including William Rickey, relationship unknown, and other "divers inhabitants of the lands adjacent to Plumstead" in what is now Tinicum Twp, Bucks Co, petitioned to form the township. [26]

1738 There were unclaimed letters for Alexander Rickey of Bucks County and for John Rickey at the Philadelphia post office. [27]

1742-3,53 Alexander Rickey was taxed in Lower Makefield Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [28]

1749 Alexander Rickey Sr and Ann Rickey, of Wakefield, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, signed the marriage certificate of son John Rickey and Mary Hutchinson. [29]

1750 A payment was made to Alexander Rickey by the treasurer of Bucks County. [30]

1752 A payment was made to Alexander Rickey by the treasurer of Bucks County. [31]

1757 Thomas and Deborah Davis of Lower Makefield Twp, Bucks County mortgage to Leonard Shallcross of Philadelphia on line of Alexander Rickey and Henry Hughs. [32]

1757 Ann Rickey Jr, daughter of Alexander Rickey, married Mahlon Kirkbride, son of Mahlon Kirkbride, both of Lower Makefield Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on day 30 of month 11, at the Falls Meeting. Witnessed by Alexander and Ann Rickey, Mahlon and Ann Kirkbride, Tho and Hannah Rickey, John and Mary Rickey, James Rickey, Alex Jr Rickey, Rachel Rickey, Keirll Rickey, Randle (not Catherine) Hutchinson, and many others. [33] [34]

1758 The will of Alexander Rickey of Lower Makefield Twp, Bucks County, weaver, was dated 1 Oct 1758 and was proved 5 Dec 1758. Wife Ann and son Alexander were named executors. Sons Thomas, John, James, and Kairl Rickey. Daughters Katherine Hutchinson, Ann Kirkbride, Rachel, and Mary Rickey. The will was witnessed by Mahlon Kirkbride, Katherine Wilmerton, and Rendal Hutchinson. [35] [36] [37]

1764 Ann Rickey [Richey], likely the widow of Alexander, was taxed in Lower Makefield Twp, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [38]

1764 The will of John Keirl [brother of Ann Keirl Rickey] of Bristol Twp, Bucks County, named Thomas Rickey, John Rickey, Alexander Rickey, James Rickey, Keirl Rickey, Rachel and Mary Rickey, Catharine Hutchinson, and Ann Kirkbride as children of Alexander and Ann Rickey and as kinsmen. [39] [40] [41]

1768 On 16 of month 11, at Falls meeting, Simes Betts married Rachel Rickey, daughter of Alexander Rickey, late of Lower Makefield. Witnessed by Anne Rickey and others. [42]

1796 On 4th day of 3rd month (May), Ann Rickey died. [43]

Research Notes:

1690 On 26 June, Agnes Reid and Alexander Reikie were married in Midlothian, Scotland. [44]

1695 Alexander Rickey, perhaps not this one, was baptized 17 Nov 1695 at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland to Alexander Reikie and Agnes Reid. [45]

"Alexander Rickey came to Bucks Co in 1682 from Edinburgh on the ship John and Sarah. He was one of the petitioners to keep the Dutch out of Bucks Co. .He was a weaver and had land next to Randall Blackshaw...These facts I have from my father, Randall Hutchinson Rickey, who was born in 1799 and who was told many things about his family." [46]

1777 Thomas Riche, perhaps a relative, and Joseph Kirkbride owned William Penn's mansion house palace in Pennsbury Manor, Bucks county, Pennsylvania. Thomas Riche owned 19 slaves in Falls Twp. [47]

"Alexander Rickey, born in 1680, the pioneer ancestor of the Rickey family in a direct line in this country, was a native of Edinboro, Scotland, and emigrated to America during the early part of the eighteenth century (1698). He made his home in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, where he was in all probability engaged in agricultural pursuits. He married Anne Kirll (now spelled Carl and Carle), daughter of Thomas and Julia Ann Kirll, and had one child, John." [48]

Joseph Milner (husband of Catherine Rickey?) lived in the area of Taylorsville.

1703 James Rickey witnessed a deed for land sold by Samuel Hunter, yeomen, of Salem County, West New Jersey to Thomas Harding, carpenter, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, £120, 500 acres. Signed Samuel Hunter Wit: John Woodruff, William Griffin, James Rickey, Samuel Hody & William Thompson. [49]

1746 Settlers, including Jonathan Rickey, relationship unknown, in what is now Mount Bethel Twp, Bucks County, petitioned to form the township. [50]

1756 The will of John Rickey of Bainbridge, Somerset County, New Jersey was filed 7 June 1757. [51]

1777 Sloop Charming Polly, taken May 16 1777, crew committed [Old Mill Prison] ... Robert Rickey, Scotland, escaped. [52]

1764 Alexander Rickey, John Rickey, and Jane Rickey were named in land documents in Virginia. [53]


Footnotes:

[1] Charles Meredith Dupuy, A Genealogical History of the Dupuy Family (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1910), 129, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[2] Frederick Adams Birkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1 (1942), 374, see Hostetter, [HathiTrust].

[3] William W. H. Davis, with Warren S. Ely and John W. Jordan, ed., History of Bucks County Pennsylvania, 2nd ed., Vol. III (1905), 727, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[4] Francis Bazley Lee, ed., Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, Vol. 1 (1907), 204-206, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[5] Thomas Patrick Hughes and Frank Munsell, American ancestry: giving the name and descent, in the male line, of Americans whose ancesters settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, 1776, Vol. 8 (1893), 176, [InternetArchive].

[6] Charles Meredith Dupuy, A Genealogical History of the Dupuy Family (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1910), 129, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[7] Charles Meredith Dupuy, A Genealogical History of the Dupuy Family (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1910), 129, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[8] Frederick Adams Birkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1 (1942), 374, see Hostetter, [HathiTrust].

[9] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Deed F3-262.

[10] Alfred Rudulph Justice, Ancestry of Jeremy Clarke of Rhode Island and Dungan genealogy (Philadelphia: Franklin Publishing, 1911), 125, [HathiTrust].

[11] Quaker Meeting Records, Falls Monthly Meeting Bucks County, PA, Minutes, 1731-1767, 200, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[12] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 2 [NJ and Pennsylvania] (1938), 1023, [HathiTrust].

[13] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Bucks, Will 1-102, abstract 85, FHL film 172929, [FamilySearchImage].

[14] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Bucks County Pennsylvania, Marriages and Births, Book B, 00208, 208, [AncestryImage].

[15] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, A Record of the Births and Burial Belonging to the Falls Meeting in Pennsylvania Bucks County, 37, [AncestryImage].

[16] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 2 [NJ and Pennsylvania] (1938), 968, [HathiTrust].

[17] Anna Miller Watring and F. Edward Wright, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, V2, Quaker Records: Falls and Middletown Monthly Meetings (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2003, ISBN 1-58549-270-1), 28.

[18] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Bucks, Will 1-205, abstract 139, [FamilySearchImage].

[19] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Bucks, Will 1-205, abstract 1391-205, [FamilySearchImage].

[20] F. Edward Wright, Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1685-1785 (1995), 19.

[21] "Early Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting," Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 2 (1902), 93-171, at 71, [HathiTrust].

[22] J. H. Battle, ed., History of Bucks County Pennsylvania (1887), 442, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive (page approximate)].

[23] William W. H. Davis, History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Doylestown, PA: 1876), 473, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive (page approximate)].

[24] William W. H. Davis, with Warren S. Ely and John W. Jordan, ed., History of Bucks County Pennsylvania, 2nd ed,. Vol. I (1905), 457, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[25] J. H. Battle, ed., History of Bucks County Pennsylvania (1887), 442, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive (page approximate)].

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[27] [URL].

[28] Terry A McNealy and Frances Wise Waite, Bucks County Tax Records 1693-1778 (1983), 6, 10, and 15; Tax 1742, 43, and 53, [GoogleBooks].

[29] Charles Meredith Dupuy, A Genealogical History of the Dupuy Family (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1910), 131, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[30] Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Treasurer's accounts, 1747-1796, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[31] Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Treasurer's accounts, 1747-1796, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[32] John David Davis, Bucks County Pennsylvania Deed Records 1684-1763 (Heritage Books, 1997), 346, Deed 9-244.

[33] Quaker Meeting Records, Falls Monthly Meeting Bucks County, PA, Marriages, Births, Deaths 1693-1788, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[34] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Bucks County Pennsylvania, Marriages and Births, Book B, 92, [AncestryImage].

[35] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Bucks, Will 2-347, [FamilySearchImage].

[36] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Bucks, Will 2-347, abstract 449, FHL film 172929, names daughter Sarah but not Rachel, sic, [FamilySearchImage].

[37] F. Edward Wright, Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1685-1785 (1995), 61.

[38] Terry A McNealy and Frances Wise Waite, Bucks County Tax Records 1693-1778 (1983), 42, [GoogleBooks].

[39] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Bucks, Will 3-194, [FamilySearchImage].

[40] F. Edward Wright, Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1685-1785 (1995), 83.

[41] Bucks County, Pennsylvania, unsorted Will 3-194, [Gen_Project].

[42] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Bucks County Pennsylvania, Marriages and Births, Book B, 107, [AncestryImage].

[43] Anna Miller Watring and F. Edward Wright, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, V2, Quaker Records: Falls and Middletown Monthly Meetings (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2003, ISBN 1-58549-270-1), 28.

[44] Midlothian (Edinburgh), Scotland, Extracted Parish Records, [AncestryRecord].

[45] Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, [AncestryRecord].

[46] Attributed to Margaret Waterman Rickey, 1898. Thomas Butler and Oliver Hough. The Rickey Family, PA Historical Society, [URL].

[47] William W. H. Davis, with Warren S. Ely and John W. Jordan, ed., History of Bucks County Pennsylvania, 2nd ed., Vol. II (1905), 290, of 290 and 297, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[48] Francis Bazley Lee, ed., Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, Vol. 1 (1907), 204, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[49] John David Davis, West Jersey New Jersey Deed records 1676-1721 (2005), 176, 178, [FHLBook].

[50] William W. H. Davis, with Warren S. Ely and John W. Jordan, ed., History of Bucks County Pennsylvania, 2nd ed., Vol. II (1905), 87, of 87-88, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[51] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 32. (Wills and Administrations 3, 1751-1760) (1924), 268, [InternetArchive].

[52] Jeremiah Colburn, "A List of the Americans Committed to Old Mill Prison Since the American War," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 19 (1865), 74-75, at 75, [InternetArchive].

[53] William Lindsay Hopkins, "Processioners' Returns, St Patrick's Parish, Prince Edward County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist 32 (1988), 36, [AmericanAncestors].