|1 - William Matlock b: 19 JUL 1702 in New Kent County, Virginia & Elizabeth Witt b: in Bedford County, Virginia dates are not consistent||2 - John Matlock Jr b: abt 1680 & Hester Watson b: 1670 in Scot - daughter of: William Watson b: 1645 in Scot 1670 in Va & Mary Unknown|
William Matlack came to America
(New Jersey, then the colony of West Jersey) in 1677 on the Kent. He was
a carpenter and a Quaker. Mary Hancock came to America in 1681 on the Paradise.
The story is that she was rescued from a ship
wreck. But other records differ, as with the folloiwng exerpt
Another event in 1681 was to help shape Matlack's destiny, although he was not aware of it at the time. This was the arrival from England of
Timothy Hancock and his sister, Mary, who was about 15 years of age. They had managed to get passage from their home in Brayles, southern
Warwickshire. When they landed at Burlington they had little worldly goods. But, like the settlers already established, they were gripped by hope and a radiant outlook toward the future.
Mary gave William six sons and one daughter. All were married in due time, four of them going to the alter twice
George Matlock b: 27 Apr 1606 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottingham & Jane Hall - b: 15 Mar 1605/06 in Cropwell, Bishop, Nottingham - daughter of: Edward (Heugh) Hall (abt) 1580-1619 in Hawton, Nottingham, England - Married: 7 NOV 1636 in St. Giles Church, Cropwell-Bishop, Nottingham, England -
Cropwell-Bishop is a very old village. In the center of the village is old St. Giles Church, erected in the 1200's and is still in use.
The name Matlock is mentioned in the Parish Register first on 30 Mar 1560--the baptism of John Matlock. Apparently this child's parents were new-comers to the community from some place in nearby Derbyshire, which county contains a town by the name of Matlock. Other children in the family were Thomas Matlock on 23 Apr 1564, Margaret Matlock on 25 Jun 1567, and George Matlock on 24 Apr 1572. John Matlock's children Elizabeth, 1 Jun 1587, and Thomas, 28 Sep 1589, were also listed. Marriage records are also listed for several of these children. According to Edgar L. Matlock, George's son William and family Came to America with Quaker emmigrants to West Jersey in 1677. In 1648 the Quaker movement started by George Fox in the village of Fenny-Drayton in Leicestershire. Apparently some members of the Matlock family in Cropwell-Bishop joined the Quakers.
John Matlock b: 1586 & Margaret Asse b: 1584
William Matlock b: (abt) 1531 in ,Nottingham & Elizabeth Unknown b: 1535 in Nottingham