Hugh Pedrick

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Hugh Pedrick, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at Cumberland Co., New Jersey, about 1737.1,2 He died at Green Street Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, 18 May 1792, "in the 55th year of his age."3

Hugh married (1) Elizabeth Booth, daughter of Richard Booth and Ann Barber, at Alloways Creek, Salem Co., New Jersey, 28 February 1765;2,4 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Phebe Jefferies, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here) at Philadelphia, 8 April 1791.3

Shoemaker makes a huge leap in declaring Hugh Pedrick of Cumberland Co. to be the unnamed child of Thomas Pedrick's will, written in 1720, 45 years before Hugh's marriage, this being the "first record of any Hugh Pedrick." It is somewhat incredulus that 25 years of adult life could pass without some record of it, somewhere. We also find that the first record of Hugh was actually in 1753 when he was mentioned in the will of Joseph Hewes.

Fekel had Dr. Peter S. Craig research some of the early Pedricks: "Dr. Craig reported, "That Hugh Pedrick (c1737-1792) was the son of Philip Pedrick and his wife Hannah Bickham seems apparent by the names given to their children."

It is presumed he is the same Hugh Pedrick who died in Philadelphia in 1792 in his 55th year. James, son of Hugh & Elizabeth died there in 1790.5,6,7,3

Hugh Pedrick is first of record in the 1753 will of Joseph Hewes of "Peen's Neck," Salem Co., who mentions that his apprentice, Hugh Pedrick, was to be placed with Richard Carson of Willmington for the rest of his time, indicating that Hugh was still a minor and hence was born after 1733.6

Hugh Pedrick left a will dated 7 April 1792, and proved 31 May 1792:
Hugh Peddrick of Lower Allaways Creek, Salem Co, yeoman.
Wife, Phebe, £20, and all the goods she brought.
Daughter, Elizabeth, 1 bed, linens, 1 set of china and £30, when 18.
Sons, William, Philip and Richard, each a certain tract or part of plantation.
Son, Richard, the residue.
Executors—friends, Barzillai Jefferis and Thomas Roberts.
Witnesses—James Stretch, Isaac Evans, Jacob Corliss.8

Family 1

Elizabeth Booth b. 14 Apr 1742, d. bt 12 Aug 1787 - 8 Apr 1791
Children
  • Hannah Pedrick1 b. 4 Jun 1766, d. 8 Sep 1766
  • Richard Pedrick1 b. 16 Oct 1767
  • James Pedrick1 b. 22 Oct 1769, d. 19 Mar 1790
  • Philip Pedrick+1 b. 13 Oct 1771, d. 17 Nov 1857
  • William Pedrick1 b. 11 Jun 1774
  • Rebeckah Pedrick1 b. 7 Aug 1776
  • Elizabeth Pedrick1 b. 7 Dec 1778
  • Susannah Pedrick1 b. 4 Dec 1781

Family 2

Phebe Jefferies b. abt. 1743, d. 9 Mar 1795

Citations

  1. [S1156] William Wade Hinshaw and Thomas Worth Marshall, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, six vols. (1938; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 2:36-37, further cited as Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy.
  2. [S1170] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Salem County, New Jersey (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1996), 66, further cited as Meldrum, Church Records of Salem Co.
  3. [S2069] Ancestry.com, U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, (on-line database), Provo, Utah:, Ancestry.com Operations, 2014, original data: Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Births and Burials, 1677-1806; Collection: Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: MR-PH 218.
  4. [S1156] Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy, 2:36-37, 91.
  5. [S1583] Hubert B. Shoemaker, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Pedrick Family of New Jersey: 1675-1938 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple Typecrafters, 1938), 307, further cited as Shoemaker, The Pedrick Family.
  6. [S1998] William Nelson et al., editors, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 13 vols. ([various publishers], 1901-1949), 3:156, further cited as Nelson et al., Calendar of New Jersey Wills.
  7. [S1634] Francis Fekel, GenForum messages, "Re: Hugh Pedrick", message posted to Pedrick Family Genealogy Forum, 6 Jun 2000. Accessed 16 Dec 2010, http://genforum.genealogy.com/pedrick/messages/14.html. Hereinafter cited as Hugh Pedrick.
  8. [S1998] Nelson et al., Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 8:279 (libr 34:454 File 1872I).