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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Provided Gaskill

Provided also had an aunt and a grandmother named Provided (Southwicke)who had married Samuel Gaskill son of Edmund (Edward) the first Gaskill listed in America. I read somewhere that their is a poem by some Quaker poet regarding the original Provided and her brother were going to be sent away on a slave ship due to their religion (Quaker)I will have to check my folders but I read it at the
New England Geneological Society on Newbury St in Boston. (Anyhow the story ended that they were sent because a sudden storm was taken for the anger of God or something along that lines.

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Provided GASKILL, b. 1700 in Northampton Twp., Burlington Co., New Jersey; d. bef. 1740; married on 04 Jul 1737 in Burlington Co., New Jersey Samuel SHINN, b. 15 Apr 1695 in Springfield Twp., Burlington Co., New Jersey; Samuel d. Dec 1761 in Salisbury, North Carolina; They had at least one child, Samuel SHINN, Jr., b. 1737, d. 1779. That's all I have about Provided and Samuel; however, Samuel SHINN was a cordwinder by trade and raised a very large family by his three wives. He was condemned by the Burlington MM for his marriage to Provided, it being too soon after the death of his first wife, Sarah SCHOOLEY, b. abt. 1697, d. abt 1737, m. 1718. In 1740 Samuel SHINN married Abigail URIE, b. abt 1697. Samuel SHINN(1695-1761)was the son of Thomas SHINN and Mary STOCKTON. My info shows Provided is the daughter of Edward GASKILL and Hannah ENDECOTT, and that she had 6 brothers and one sister. Her bother Samuel GASKILL is my gggggGrandfather.

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GASKILL GENEALOGY
Also GASCOIGNE, GASCOYNE, GASKOYNE, GASKIN

SURNAMES CONNECTED TO "GASKILL":

BURNELL, COOK, HOBBY, JOY, LAMBERT, NEEDHAM, PARKER, PHELPS, PICKERING, POPE, SOUTHWICK, WHARTON, WHITTIER, WOODIN








EDWARD GASKILL

1604-1690

Edward GASKILL was born 06 JUN 1604 in Tetnal, Staffordshire, England. He emigrated from England to Boston in 1635. He was a Huguenot shipwright, who had a grant of land at Salem, Mass. in 1639.

He married Sarah PARKER 1636 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, b: 1605 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA



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Notes: possibly born in Gascony, France; Huguenot refugee to this country; possibly English or Dutch. A shipwright. "Edward Gascoigne..." gives references to shipbuilding activities.

According "Records of 1st Church" Edward was a member of the church 33rd Month (May?) 1643

Elizabeth Potts Koleda, Gaskill Family, p. 2: "Edward was employed by Richard Hollingsworth, who established a shipyard at "Salem Neck." In 1641 a ship of 300 tons was built at this yard. By 1654 Hollingsworth had died and Edward sued the estate for work done; the jury found in his favor. In 1659 Edward went into ship building for himself. He also became a land owner. In 1690 he conveyed his property to his son-in-law John Lambert reserving to himself a life estate."

New Jersey Genesis Quarterly, p.93: "The Gaskills and the Gaskins of Monmouth and Burlington Counties are of Huguenot origin, descending from Edward Gascoyne, a shipwright, who had a grant of land in Salem, MA, in 1639."



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CHILDREN OF EDWARD GASKILL AND SARAH PARKER:

SAMUEL GASKILL (1639-1720) married Provided SOUTHWICK in 1662.

SARAH GASKILL (b.1643) married Peter JOY.

PRESERVED GASKILL (1639-1711) married John LAMBERT of Salem (1629- 1710) and they were parents of nine children.



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NOTE: copies of pgs 67-70 of the Snow-Estes Ancestry; Edward Gaskill Family. "Edward Gascoyne or Gaskoyne, originally Gascoigne, had the pleasure before his death of turning into a Gaskin and then into a Gaskill, by which latter name his son Samuel was always known. A shipwright, he had a grant of land in Salem in 1659, of which town he was a proprietor in 1636. In 1639, his wife Sarah was a member of the Salem church."




SAMUEL GASKILL, Sr

1639-1720

Samuel GASKILL was born 7 Aug or JUNE 1639 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, was christened 1639 1st Congregational, Salem, Mass and died 06 OCT 1720 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

Note: christened 7 6th month 1639

He married Provided SOUTHWICK, 30 DEC 1662 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Lawrence SOUTHWICK and Cassandra BURNELL . Provided SOUTHWICK was born 6 DEC 1641 in Salem,Essex Co.,MA



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.Note: Salem, Ma. records show that Samuel joined the Quakers, and over the years he and his family were persecuted, fined and jailed for not attending the established church meetings. Ref" Gussie Gaskill. The Gaskill Family. One line of descendants of Edward Gaskill of Salem, Ma. 1636.


About Provided Southwick Gaskill: In 1658, Provided Southwick was arrested for being a Quaker and imprisoned in Salem, Massachusetts. She was only 18 years old. Her parents had already been jailed, impoverished through repeated fines and run out of town for being Quakers and not following the Puritan ways. She was sentenced to be sold into slavery to the English in the Barbados or Virginia because she had no money to pay her fine. Much later, John Greenleaf Whittier wrote a poem about Provided, but changed her first name to her mother's name, Cassandra, because he felt that Provided was not poetic enough. --source-- The History of Salem, Massachusetts by, Sidney Perley (1924)

Samuel Gaskill interested himself in Quaker doctrines and attended meetings of that sect, became amenagle to the strict Puritan law operative against heretics and was severely punished for this offence, as June 29, 1658, "among the persons punished for attending a Quaker Meeting at Nicholas Phelps' are John, Daniel and Provided Southwick, Joseph Pope, Anthony Needham, Edward Wharton, Samuel Gaskin, or Gaskill....."

Samuel and Provided are the progenitors of numerous Gaskills in New Jersey. They were the parents of seven children. Family members were Quakers in New Jersey, Ohio and Indiana." Gaskill Genealogy: By Elizabeth Potts Koleda; Printed in Prineville, Oregon 1989

http://heirmonger.com/GASKILL.html

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Charles Clement Heacock, his ancestors. Compiled by his son Roger Lee Heacock in 1945 with an account of the descendants of Joel and Huldah Gaskill Heacock.
Published: at the Baldwin Park (Calif.) Bulletin, 1950. pp 105 thru 111 & 116 -117. Beginning with Edward Gasgoyne.
Of the place of birth of Edward Gaskoyne, nothing is known, though vague clues point to Yorkshire or Lancashire, England, as will appear later the date was some time in 1603 or 1604. And nothing is known of his early life, nor does it appear why he came out to the new world. That he had not been particularly interested in matters of religion or involved in religious controversy in the old country, seems to follow from the fact that he did not become a member of the established church in Salem, the celebrated First Congregational Church, until 1646, at which time he had been for at least ten years a resident of the Colony without religious affiliation. And this condition continued despite his consequent disqualification from participation in religious and civil affairs, as no one could become a "freeman" of Salem and be entitled to vote or hold any religious or political office, without church membership.
Edward was a shipwright and as a skilled workman, it is quite possible that the inducement which was made to his type of craftsman by the English Company, and his own desire to better himself, were the causes of his migration. At any rate, there is no record of religious prosecution behind him and, consequently, some strong impulse of self interest must have been responsible for the presence of Edward in Salem.
Edward's wife's name was Sarah but beyond that fact practically nothing is known of her. It is quite likely that she was related to either Lawrence or Cassandra Southwick for there was a marked continuing intimacy of the two families which points to a connection unusually close for those not related by some definite tie of blood or marriage. Sarah joined First Church with them in 1639 and , in addition to the marriage of Edward's son, Samuel with Provided Southwick, the daughter of Lawrence and Cassandra,. Josiah Southwick, a grandson, went with Edward's grandson, Edward, to New Jersey. And the two family names constantly recur together in Salem and Essay County records.
Edward Gaskoyne was , as has been said, a shipwright, or ship carpenter and apparently worked as an employee of Richard Hollingworth who came to Salem in 1635. He may have brought Edward with him or have been responsible for his coming. Hollingworht obtained a grant of land on what was known as "Salem neck" and established a ship yard where in 1641, he built a ship of 300 tons.* It would seem that Edward continued to work for Hollingworth until the latters death for Edward brought an action of debt against the estate of Richard Hollingworth, on March 27, 1654, apparently for work done on a vessel. The meager record of this suit is as follows:
"4 Mo. 1654. Edward Gasgoine plant. agat. Capt. Wm. Hawtho (page torn) and Thomas Wilkes, Administrators to the estate of Rich (Torn) Hollingworth deffendts in an action of debt of L31-10s for work done. Jury finds for Pltf L 31-10s &11s-6p Cost Court". **
* "Sketch of Salem" Osgood. p.211.
** Office of Clerk Essex County Court Records, Vol. 3, p. 73.

In 1659, however, the General Court issued an order permitting Edward Gaskoyne to build shipping, * and from this time on until he declined, Edward was master of his own shipyard. there is, unfortunately, no preserved record of his activities in this field.
In addition to the first land grant in 1636, Edward Gaskoyne received a second grand of a smaller parcel in 1637 and at still a later date, an additional grand of ten acres. these were "common" lands and the grant conferred the use only, not the title. But apart from these temporary estates Edward was a landowner in his own right.
In 1658, Edward purchased of Henry Philps (sic) about ten acres "in ye north neck" in Salem, ** and on the 23d of April, 1659 he acquired from Ralph Tompkins, a dwelling house and about 1 1/2 acres of land "in ye Township of Salem, neere the tide mill" and " neere unto Strong water brook, soe called." By deed dated 19 7ber, 1659," Edward conveyed to John Williams a dwelling house with out houses, orchard, fence etc. and twenty two and a half poles of land in the North River "above the mill" .*** Again, 13th May, 1685, Edward conveyed to Samuel Woodwell about 22 1/2 poles of land with "a row of appletrees and other fruit trees thereon. **** Edward and Sarah always made marks instead of autograph signatures.
Edward was finally admitted to membership in First Church in 1646. This was ten years after his appearance on the records of Salem and during the whole of this period he had been disqualified from any religious or political office. It would seem that his action in joining the church was dictated more from motives of self interest than stirrings of conscience. By 1646, the antagonisms stirred up by the Quakers and the determination of the authorities to suppress them, made a sharp division in the civil body. It became the more necessary for Edward to make an open show of disaffection toward the Quakers because of the attitude of his son, Samuel, who was actively working with this body. And so he became a freeman of Salem and as such, took an active attitude toward matters of public concern. He seems always to have been much engrossed in minding his own business.
There is no definite record of the time of Edward's death or of his age when he died. Perley states but without reference to any authority that he was born in 1603. ***** In a document verified by him, Edward stated that 22d 3d month, 1674, he was then about 70 years of age. This may be Perley's authority and would fix 1603 or 1604 as the probate date of his birth.
On July 29, 1690, Edward Gaskin, being very Sick and weake, but of perfect memory, as well for in consideration of the fatherly love and effection which I have and do bear unto my well beloved son in law, John Lambert, in ye same towne of Salem, Senior, as also for divers other good causes and considerations me at this present especially moving: have given, granted and by these presents doe give & grant & confirme unto the said John Lambert Senior, my son in law, all & singular and every part and parcell of my now dwelling house or ternement, situate, standing and being in the above said towne of said Salem, the same which I now dwell in, with all and every part and parcell of land joyning & belonging to the same, with ye privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging, and all and singular my goods, chattels, leases, debts, ready money, plate, jewels, rings, house-hold stuff, apparel, utensils, brass, pewter, edding and all other my substance whatsoever moveable and imoveable, quick and dead, of what Kind, nature, quality or condition whatsoever. ..
*New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol 25, p. 18, citing "Annals of Salem" Felt, p. 179.
** Essex Register of Deeds, Book 1, p. 48
*** Essex Register of Deeds, Book 1, p.72.
**** Essex Register of Deeds, Book 7, p. 29.
***** History of Salem, "Vol, 1 p. 391.
****** Essex Register of Deeds, Book 6, p. 35.
At the same time, John Lambert agreed to maintain his parents-in-law: "In consideration of this above written deed of gift, I the said John Lambert, my heirs, executors, administrators and assignes, doe engage by virtue hereof to maintaine my father and mother in law Edward and Sarah Gaskin during life, so that they shall not want any thing convenient for sufficient maintenance, and to bury them credibly when it shall please God to take them out of this world by death, otherwise this deed of gift to be of no force or virtue...."
The death of Edward Gaskill probably occurred in the latter part of 1690 or early in 1691, shortly after he had turned everything over to his son-in-law, for it is not likely that such a decisive step was taken until it had become necessary. It appears that Sarah survived her husband but the date of her death is not known.
Edward and Sarah Gaskoyne ** had six children, whose baptismal records are found in Salem Vital Statistics, taken from the records of the First Church, where the baptisms occurred: Preserved baptized 6 mo. 7, 1639, Samuel baptized 6 mo. 7, 1639, Danyell Baptized 8 mo.10, 1640. Sara baptized 3 mo. 15, 1643, Hanna baptized 1 mo. 1, 1646 and Edward baptized 2 mo. 30, 1648.
The name "Preserved" speaks eloquently of the perils of an ocean voyage and of gratitude for a safe deliverance. This daughter was probably the first born child of Edward and Sarah Gaskoyne and was baptized at First Church with her brother as soon as Sarah was admitted to membership. It may be assumed, therefor that Preserved was born at Salem in the latter part of 1637 or early in 1638. Nothing is known of her except the fact that she married John Lambert, a mariner and fisherman of Salem, to whom her father gave all his worldly goods. Lambert was lost at sea in the winter of 1710-11, when he was about 80 years old. Preserved, his widow, was then about 72 years, and had ten children to care for her. One of the children came under the gravest misfortune. John Lambert Jr. was one of a crew who was tried, condemned and executed for piracy, June 30, 1704. This procedure was subsequently characterized by Judge Samuel Sewell as a judicial murder.
Nothing is known of Danyell or Hanna except the dates of their baptisms. Presumably they died young. The other daughter, Sarah, married Peter Joy, of Salem, on May 24, 1661. Peter Joy was a seafaring man and apparently addicted to the liberal use of "strong waters." This got him into trouble, constantly as the records of the Salem Quarterly Court bear witness. On 9 mo. 6, 1668, "Peeter Joy" was fined 10s for swearing and 20s for drunkenness. He was in real trouble 7 mo. 8, 1668, because he was very drunk and evidently desiring some place to sleep it off, broke into the soap house of Steeven Hasket, emphasizing his offense by "cursing and swearing." In November of that year, an execution was issued against him to satisfy a judgment. The marshal could not find Peter but the court ordered Mihil Coomes not to carry him to sea until the judgment was satisfied. Another writ for debt was issued against him in 1669. In June of 1673 he was fined for drunkenness; in November of that year he was sued for debt and before the year was out he was "disguised with drink." Shortly before 12 mo. 5, 1677 came a day to be celebrated for some reason. Peter and two men and a women were found drinking together and creating an uproar with fighting and cursing. This brought a "tithing man" to the scene. As there were too many for him to handle alone and as Peter seemed less drunk than the others, the tithing man sought Peter's help in subduing the fracas This effort at conscription was indignantly and profanely rejected, which seems to have been the crowning offense and figured prominently in the list of punishments which followed. It is to be feared that Peter was not a model character.
*Essex Register of Deeds, Book 8, p. 166.
**The name first appeared in America in this form. It was also spelled Gaskin, Gaskile, Gaskell, Gaskitt at the whim of the clerk who happened to be writing the particular record. The early generations could not write and consequently, could not spell the name for the writer who put it down as it sounded to him or as he thought it ought to be.
He and Sarah had six children, how they managed to get along is a problem which this compiler* made no effort to solve.
Little is known of the youngest son of Edward and Sarah Gaskoyne who bore his father's name. He was baptized at First Church on 2 mo. 30, 1648, and died prior to December 16, 1717, when Daniel Southwick made a declaration in which he referred to this Edward Gaskill as a husbandman "who was not then living".** He had a son Samuel, date of birth unknown, who settled in Connecticut.
Samuel, the eldest son of Edward and Sarah Gaskoyne was baptized with his sister, Preserved, on 6 mo. 7, 1639. Samuel seems to have been the only member of the Gaskoyne family who came into conflict with constituted authorities because of his conviction, of the Friends testimony. His parents and his brothers and sisters apparently remained in the old church. Whether this was a matter of religious conviction, indifference or the path of least resistance does not appear. It is quite likely that Samuel was more under the influence of the Southwick family who were ardent converts, than were the other of his family, through his attachment to Provided Southwick, and that this was the cause of his separation from them, not only did his parents turn to their oldest daughter rather than to their eldest son in their old age but the father appears to have assisted in the persecution which Samuel had to endure. A summons was issued from the Salem Quarterly Court 9 mo. 10, 1660 against Samuel Gaskin and others "for assembling themselves at a Quaker meeting upon the Lord's day. Witnesses: Edward Gaskin and John Bly." Again 7 mo. 2, 1661, a number of persons were fined for absenting themselves from "the public ordinances on the Lord's day from June to November." Witness fee allowed to Edward Gaskin. The same allowance was made a similar service on May 23, 1661.***
The marriage of Samuel Gaskill and Provided Southwick is recorded in the minutes of the Salem Friends published in the vital Statistics, as occurring on 10 mo. (December 3, 1662, although Perley**** gives the date as December 30 without citing authority. Samuel and Provided suffered cruelly and they lived to see the persecution turned away so the Friends could meet in peace. Samuel, with Daniel and Josiah Southwick was trustees for Salem Monthly Meeting in the conveyance to them of the first meeting house and lands on October 13, 1690. On October 3, 1716, this meeting house was ordered sold and the deed was executed by Daniel Southwick, Samuel Gascoyne, Caleb Buffum and Samuel Collins as surviving trustes on November 18, 1718. Samuel was then 79 years old. Samuel served as constable in Salem and was warned for militia duty in April of 1677-8, but there is no record that he was called and refused compliance as he was sure to have done.
*Nelson B. Gaskill, ** Essex Registry of Deeds, Book 32, p. 254.
*** This difference from Nelson B. Gaskin,s text. He believes it more likely to be a case of the son, Edward Jr., bearing witness against his brother, even though Edward was only 13 years old in 1661. He points out that the evidence of children was accepted in those days, as in the witchcraft cases.
**** "History of Salem" Vol. 1, p. 391.
There is no record of the death of Samuel. In the will of his son, Samuel, reference is made to the care of "his Aged Mother, Provided Gaskill." This will is dated September 1, 1725, and from the fact that no reference is made to Samuel, it is evident that his death occurred previously. Provided died 12 mo. 4, 1727-8, out living both her husband and her eldest son.
Provided was the daughter of Lawrence Southwick, Southwick or Sethick, who was a glassman, and proprietor in Salem as early as 1639, his wife, Cassandra was a member of the Puritan church in 1639, and Lawrence took the required oath and became a freeman on September 6, 1639, indicating that he also was a church member at that time. Later they joined the Quakers, were excommunicated and driven out of Massachusetts. They were sent to Shelter Island at the east end of Long Island where they died about 1660, within three days of each other. County files indicate the birth of their daughter, Provided in 10 mo. 1641.
Lawrence Southwick's will dated 5 mo. 10, 1659, was made at the house of Nathanial Silvester at Shelter Island, and was probated in Essex County, Massachusetts 9 mo. 29, 1660. He left bequested to his daughters, Provided Southwick, Mary, wife of Henry Traske, Deborah Southwick, to Josiah Southwick, Ann Potter and to Henry Traske's children, Mary, Sarah, and Hannah, and to John Southwick's children Samuel and Sarah. Samuel Gaskill and Provided Southwick had seven children, including three sons: Samuel, Edward and Josiah. The eldest son, Samuel, was born 11 mo. 23, 1663, He married Bethiah Gardner and remained in Massachusetts, his twelve children being born in Salem. The youngest in 1709, Edward, born October 23, 1667, and Josiah born 7 mo. 11, 1678 migrated to New Jersey about the end of the seventeenth century.
One of the daughters of Samuel and Provided, Sarah, born 9 mo. 6, 1676, died 6 mo.3, 1689, at the age of twelve. Her death is described in the minutes of the Friends Monthly Meeting at Lynn, Massachusetts.* "Sarah ye daughter of Samuel and Provided Gaskill departed this life ye 3dr. day of ye month called August 1689 in ye time of her sickness ---etc. (several lines of her faith etc.)
The records of the Gaskill family in New Jersey are extensive, but fragmentary. The first mention of the family** is contained in a deed dated November 10, 1688, by which a certain Sarah Parker, widow, transferred 192 acres to George Parker. The land was described as lying west of John Woolston, south of Restore Lippencott, east of grantor, north of Rancocas creek: also eight acres of Shark's meadow, southwest of John Woolston, southeast of Edward Gaskone and northeast of grantor. In the year 1688 Edward Gaskill (Gaskoyne) was 21 years old and his record shows that he had already left his Massachusetts home, and acquired land in New Jersey. He owned the same land on August 3, 1699, when Thomas Revel surveyed 23 acres on the site of the future city of Mt. Holly for John Woolston. This land was described as adjoining that of George Parker, John Langstaffs and Edward Gaskin.
Between the two dates noted in the preceding paragraph, Edward Gaskill returned to his native city of Salem for his bride. When he left to settle in New Jersey, the granddaughter of Governor John Endecott, the persecutor of Edward's mother, was only eleven years old.
*Quoted in the Gaskill genealogy available in Library of Congress. This genealogy gives no information on the New Jersey branch of the family.
** The name appeared in New Jersey earlier, but the earlier Gaskils are not known to have been connected with this family nor to have left descendants.
What attractment might have been formed between the eleven year old Hannah Endecott and the twenty-one year old Edward Gaskill, can hardly be surmised. Hannah was the daughter of one of the proudest families of Salem, and her father was one of its richest citizens. Edward Gaskill was the wanderer who sought a new home in an unsettled wilderness, and the son of a mother who had been ordered sold in slavery.
Governor John Endecott had been in his grave for almost 28 years on April 10, 1693, when his granddaughter married into the hated sect of Quakers.* His son Zorubbabel, was also dead, and Hannah, then sixteen, was presumably in the care of her stepmother, the daughter of the Winthrops, Hannah and Edward remained in Massachusetts about four and a half years after their marriage, and their son, Joseph, was born there. They then returned apparently by ship from Salem, Massachusetts to Salem, New Jersey. to the home Edward had prepared and left some five years before. One of Hannah's brothers, Joseph Endecott, also settled in New Jersey, and probably became a Quaker. Longfellows' drama in a modified form actually happened, and the old governor's spirit may well have voiced the sentiments the poet puts in his mouth, if spirits can speak in the place where his Puritan God sent him.
*Essex County Records Published in Vital Statistic of Salem Mass. Names spelled Edward Gascoyne and Hanna Endicott.
In establishing his home and his family in New Jersey, Edward Gaskill was following the footsteps of his grandfather. Just as the grandfather had left the Old World for the New and ventured his all upon the cast of new fortunes, so did the grandson abandon the accustomed family home in Salem with all of its associations, his relatives and friends, for the new colony then arising on the Delaware River, far to the south. Here he established his self as a farmer but with a vision which led him, at first with Josiah Southwick and afterwards alone, to acquire and hold until he had the means to develop it, a water power site in the back woods of Burlington County. Here, in due course, a dam was built. -- Edward probably remained primarily a farmer.
The Minutes of Northampton Township, now in the Public Records Office at Trenton, show that Edward was elected constable by the Town Meeting for the years 1710, 1711, 1712, and 1713. Otherwise their is no record of any public service, and there is no definite record of his death.

( The Gaskill, Lippencott, Shattock Lineage)
Sometime before 1704, Edward's brother, Josiah, who was born in Salem Massachusetts, 7 mo. 11, 1678, came to New Jersey. He married Rebecca Lippencott on April 5, 1704. Rebecca, the daughter of Restore Lippencott and Hannah Shattock, was born at Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey, 9 mo. 24, 1684. A few years later Restore Lippencott and his family moved to Burlington County, where their names frequently appear in connection with the Gaskills. The 1688 deed already mentioned shows that Edward Gaskill and Restore Lippencott were neighbors, and James Lippencott, who helped build the dam, was Restore's son.
Josiah Gaskill and Rebecca Lippencott had six children: Jacob born 1708, Mary born 1706 who married Joseph Carter, Josiah Jr. born 1711, Jonathan, a daughter Thanet who married Absalom Evan and another daughter (?) who married Robert King. Rebecca apparently died before 1748 for in that year Josiah Gaskill married Mary Griffith, who survived him. Josiah's will, probated in 1761, mentions his wife Mary, and his children, with the exception of Jonathan who died before his father, but Jonathan's son Joshua, and Joshua's son, Jonathan are mentioned. Jonathan's own will shows that he had one other son, Josiah, and six daughters, Livinia, Mary, Hope, Rachel, Patience and Charity. His wife was Jane Shinn, and they were married in 1732.
The eldest son of Josiah and Rebecca, Jacob, died in 1773, and his widow, Susanah Budd, died in 1785. They had four children, Salaney married Nathan Evans, Sarah married Christopher Powell and (2) Henry Lishman, Aaron died 1783 married 1749 Susanna Marriott, and Job, whose wife was named Martha--- continued --.


The other son of Josiah Gaskill and Rebecca Lippencott, Josiah Jr married Amy Shreve in 1737.

Children of: Josiah and Amy Shreve Gaskill: (four accounted for)
1. Samuel Gaskill; born 1742 Burlington Co., New Jersey, married Lucretia Hayes in 1770, died in Ohio.
2.Caleb Gaskill; born 1740 Burlington Co., New Jersey, married Hope Russell in 1765, Residence was near Beriah and Keziah in western Pennsylvania. (see Taylor history )
3. Keziah Gaskill; born April 1749 Northampton, Burlington Co., New Jersey, married Beriah Taylor March 12, 1767 Springfield, New Jersey, died January 1, 1819 in western Pennsylvania.
4. Rebecca Gaskill; born, __, (she married John Reeves son of Azeriah Reeves, a half brother to John Budd who was the husband of Mary Shreve Budd, sister of Amy Shreve Gaskill.
Reference: Heacock Family History, Mrs. Alex Koleda, History of Shreves Family, Eva Daniels.
There is a great deal more of the Gaskill Family in this publication "The Ancestors of Charles Clement Heacock" (1851-1914) compiled by his son Roger Lee Heacock, but the lineage of interest here ends the Gaskill and begins the Taylor, Gaskill connection.

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