Descendants of Thomas Janney
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS1 JANNEY was born Abt. 1480.
Notes for THOMAS JANNEY: Thomas Janney is unproven as the father of Randle Janney. The research of Walter Borg seems to indicate that Thomas Janney is a descendant of Thomas Guynes and Sybil d'E-----, who were known to have had land holdings in Berkshire in the 1200's. This branch of the Guynes family, pronounced Jeanes, later Janney, sold their Berkshire holdings in the 1300's and probably purchased lands in eastern Cheshire where by the mid-1550's they are located in at least 3 parishes, Stockport, Wilmslow and Prestbury. Thomas is the dominent name in this branch of the family.
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Generation No. 2
2. RANDLE2 JANNEY (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1520 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. He married MARGERY ? Abt. 1545 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England.
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Generation No. 3
3. THOMAS3 JANNEY (RANDLE2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1553, and died March 05, 1601/02 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. He married (1) JONE WORTHINGTON December 07, 1578 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, daughter of HENRY WORTHINGTON. He married (2) KATHERINE CASH November 04, 1590 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England.
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Generation No. 4
4. RANDLE4 JANNEY (THOMAS3, RANDLE2, THOMAS1) was born February 23, 1580/81 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, and died October 30, 1613 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. He married ELLEN ALRED July 14, 1602 in Cheshire, England, daughter of JOHN ALRED and CUSTANCE HIGGENSON.
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Generation No. 5
5. THOMAS5 JANNEY (RANDLE4, THOMAS3, RANDLE2, THOMAS1) was born June 27, 1605 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, and died February 17, 1677/78 in England. He married ELIZABETH WORTHINGTON September 03, 1625 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England.
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Generation No. 6
6. THOMAS6 JANNEY (THOMAS5, RANDLE4, THOMAS3, RANDLE2, THOMAS1) was born June 1633 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England, and died February 12, 1696/97 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. He married MARGERY HEATH November 24, 1660 in Pownall Fee, Cheshire, England.
Notes for THOMAS JANNEY: Christened January 11, 1633/34 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. Immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on "Endeavour" September 29, 1683. (from Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania- Vol. One 1682-1709)
Thomas9 Janney (Thomas10, Randle11, Thomas12, Randle13, Thomas14)(621) was born in Cheshire, Eng circa 1633. Thomas died 12 Feb 1696/7 in Styall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, Eng.(622) His body was interred aft 12 Feb 1696/7 in Cheshire, Eng.
He married Margery Heath Janney 24 Nov 1660 in Pownall Fee, Cheshire, Eng.(623)
Thomas was employed at as a farmer/minister. He was christened 11 Jan 1633/4 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, Eng.(624) Thomas immigrated to Philadephia, PA on "Endeavour" 29 Sep 1683.(625) LAWMAKING AND LEGISLATORS IN PENNSYLVANIA - Volume One 1682-1709
Thomas Janney, a farmer and long-standing Quaker minister from Cheshire, England, settled in Bucks County, served for about 4 yrs on the Provencial Council and for 6 yrs as a justice of the peace. Religion was his biggest concern. Thomas converted to Quakerism by 1654 while he was living in Pownall Fee, becoming a ministering Friend about two years later. His parents were also early Quaker converts.
In 1660 Thomas married Margery Heath at the home of his brother-in-law James Harrison. He was imprisoned in 1665 for two months for attending a Quaker meeting, and had his goods distrained on at least nine occasions for refusing to pay tithes. He visited Quaker meetings in Ireland in 1669. A member of the Morley Monthly and Cheshire Quarterly meetings, he mediated a dispute in 1681 along with William Yardley and John Simcock. He joined with others, such as George Keith, Thomas Holme and William Penn, in defending the sect.
William Penn urged Thomas to buy land in PA in Aug 1681, but Thomas hesitated and didn't get the first land. He sailed in the Endeavour in the fall of 1683 for PA, along with his wife, four sons, and two servants.
Thomas was elected to the Provincial Council in 1685, although he was a man of moderate means. After his term was up, he remained politically involved by acting as Bucks County justice of the peace. In PA Thomas was an active member of the Falls Monthly Meeting, and helped organize construction for the first meeting house.
In 1686 he donated half an acre for a cemetery at Slatepit Hill. One of his more difficult assignments was to discourage William Biles (the father of Rebecca) to cease selling rum to the Indians. Before his trip to England, Thomas wrote "an Epistle from Thomas Janney to Friends of Cheshire". In May of 1695 he and Griffeth Owen sailed for England on a religious journey. He wrote his will before sailing. Taken ill at London, and later at Hitchin in Hertfordshire, Thomas recovered sufficiently to continue his travels. A recurrence forced him to cancel his plans to return to PA and he died 12 Feb 1697 at the home of his sister in Pownall Fee, Cheshire. Thomas bequeathed to his son Jacob his plantation in Makefield Twp, to his son Thomas 300 acres adjoining it, to Abel 236 acres elsewhere in Bucks Co.
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Generation No. 7
7. JOSEPH7 JANNEY (THOMAS6, THOMAS5, RANDLE4, THOMAS3, RANDLE2, THOMAS1) was born March 26, 1675 in Pownall Fee, Cheshire, England, and died 1729 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He married REBECKAH BILES January 18, 1702/03 in Falls Mm, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, daughter of WILLIAM BILES and JOHANNA HELLARD.
Notes for JOSEPH JANNEY: Immigrated to Pennsylvania on the "Endeavor" September 29, 1683.
Children of JOSEPH JANNEY and REBECKAH BILES are:
Thomas JANNEY - ? | Randle JANNEY - Ellen ALRED | Thomas JANNEY - Elizabeth WORTHINGTON | Thomas JANNEY - Margery HEATH | Joseph JANNEY - Rebeccah BILES | Sarah JANNEY - John HOUGH
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