Sunday, March 26, 2006

WILLIAM CLOUD b 1621 d 1702

William Cloud Sr is my husbands gggggggggg grandfather. Here is some interesting information on him...

All of the male children, except perhaps for Joseph, came to America with the father in 1682. William Cloud was granted 530 acres of land in Pennsylvania by his friend, William Penn on December 7, 1681. The granted land is located on the border of what is now the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Land is on the South side of Naaman`s Creek. After the state of Delaware was formed, the land was in New Castle County, DE. Cloud, William, of Calne, in Wiltshire, England, purchased land 7 Oct 1682, which was afterwards laid out in Concord Township. The will of William Cloud, of Concord `being aged and well stricken in years` was proved in 1702, in which he mentions his sons, William, Jeremiah, Joseph, John and Robert. Of these, Joseph came over as a servant to John Bezer, and received his 50 acres of land in Caln Township, where he was living in 1709. John, William and Jeremiah resided on Naaman`s Creek for some time. William Jr was living in Caln in 1715, and died there in 1720. His eldest son, Joseph, was there in 1719, but probably at Pextang after this (Paxtan Twp. is now in Dauphine Co., near Harrisburg, it was part of Lancaster Co. when it was formed in 1729 and then became Dauphine Co.when it was formed). Joseph Sr. married Mary Moore, widow of Richard, and mother of Thomas and John Moore. He died in1739. William Cloud came to America with William Penn, after 1660. He and others were gathered for worship (Friends or Quakers) at Calne, Wiltshire, England May 16, 1660. On September 8, 1681, William Penn granted 500 acres of land in Pennsylvania (later found to be New Castle County, Delaware). He lived in Concord Twp, Chester, Penn. He was a member of Chichester Friends Meeting and his will was made 7 mo. 20, 1700. He came to America in late 1682 or early 1683. The loading of `Unicorn` was mentioned in the London Gazette of 22 June 1682 under a Bristol dateline of 17 June as ship `now ready to take in Goods and Passengers and to sail the next month [for] Pensilvania (sic) and New-Jersey` those interested in taking passage were directed to apply to Thomas Goldney or John Dudlestone in High Street or to the Master. The London Impartial Mercury noted that in Bristol a ship was `fitting out for Pensylvania on board which 40 Quakers together with their families willimbarq (sic).` it further reported that `tis said that they carry over with them 300 pound-worth of half-pence, and farthings which in that Collony (sic) go current for twice their value and `tis added that some discontented Presbyterians will Likewise accompany them.` Twelve days later the same paper reported that the ship `full graught with Quakers bound for Pennsylvania is ready to sail.` William Cloud imported a number of items with him for trading purposesas well as bring with him as an indentured servant Jacob Willis. [25 August] William Cloude: 4 cwt. wrought iron; 3 pieces qty. 120 yds. Wnglish linen; cwt. lead shot; 3 doz. bodices; 150 made garments; 1 1/2 cwt. brass and copper manufactured;1/2 cwt. pewter; 3 samll sad1dles; 3 pieces English fustians; 2 cwt. nails; 6 doz. Irish stockings. Bristol Port Book In 1683 Wm. Cloude had shipped the following additional goods aboard the Bristol Merchant [27 October] WilliamCloude: 40 lbs. serges; 15 lbs. linsey woolsey; 18 lbs. woolen stockings; 14 lbs. haberdashery; 68 lbs. shoes & boots; 2 1/2 cwt. cheese; 3 cwt. wrought iron; 1/2 cwt. nails; 8 lbs. gunpowder; 28 lbs. shot; 1/2 cwt. English soap; 2 cwt. bread,value 23s. [duty] 1s 2d. Bristol Port Books William Cloud`s Will: He made is will on the 20th day of the 7th month 1700 which method of dating is usually a Quaker designation, and same was probated at Chester Aug. 25, 1702, as follows: `I, William Cloud of Concord Sem, in county of Chester, being aged and well stricken in years, do give unto my son William Cloud 100 acres of my purch. land; to my son Jeremiah Cloud 200 acres of my purchased land, to sons, Joseph, John and Robert Cloud one English shilling if demanded; to my grand daughter, HANNAH CLOUD, daughter of JEREMIAH CLOUD, all the rest of my estate, both real andpersonal, she to be Executrix. Son Jeremiah to be Overseer. Wits: Robert Pyle, Ann Pyle, Sadie Pyle.? William Cloud (Clowde), Yeoman, from Seene, Wiltshire, was a First Purchaser of 500 Acres, (9 Mo.1681) which were laid out on the south side of Naamans`s Creek, Chester County. While his lot in Philadelphia in right of his being an F.P. was warranted and surveyed in 1683 In 1691 Wm. Cloud conveyed 200 acres to his sons Joseph and John Cloud; three years latter Joseph conveyed his rights to `his brother John Cloud.` In the `Blackwell quitrent rolls` complied by Receiver General and former Deputy Governor John Blackwell from December 1689-March 1689/90. William Cloud is listed as having 250 taxable acres in Chester County as well as 49 feet of frontage on lot in Philadelphia for which he paid a quitrent of 2s.

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joe said...

Thanks for the information about William Cloud's Philadelphia lot. I have a map showing the lot but did not have the quitrent figure.
My wife's family traces back to William Cloud of Calne. She was the last of the Cloud line on her side of the family.

portia said...

Thanks for the Cloud information. My Cloud family traces back to William, Jeremiah, William, Benjamin Franklin Cloud I, II, III and IV. Check out my web page history of my family in Dizney, Harlan County, Kentucky.

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Janice said...

Does any one know if this William Cloud is a relation to Baylis Cloud born 1779 or Vivian Cloud born 1812

Anonymous said...

ah-mazing! thanks for this info! i'm related to William Cloud through my mother's side!

Franklin Cloud said...

I attended a Cloud reunion at Chadds Ford several years ago.
We visited several Cloud sites
in PA and Del. My Clouds are from South Carolina. My,great,great, grandfather was Joseph, and his son Anderson J. Cloud was my great Grandfather in Chester County S.C. My brother and I have also visited Devizes and Calne in England.

Franklin Cloud

Wendy Wise said...

Joe, I would love to see the map of Philadelphia showing William's lot! I have a map (a copy!) made in 1690's showing the name of each person who bought land from Penn, with the name written on the plot. The original map shows "William Cloud" and "Robert Cloud." A copy made a few years later shows names abbreviated, as "Wm Cloud" and "Robt Cloud". The original map was on display in the British Museum in London in 2010, and I saw it there.

Wendy Wise said...

Joe, I would love to see the map of Philadelphia showing William's lot! I have a map (a copy!) made in 1690's showing the name of each person who bought land from Penn, with the name written on the plot. The original map shows "William Cloud" and "Robert Cloud." A copy made a few years later shows names abbreviated, as "Wm Cloud" and "Robt Cloud". The original map was on display in the British Museum in London in 2010, and I saw it there.

Edwin said...

Does anyone know 'where' Joseph Cloud and Mary (née Greene) Moore were married? I keep seeing 6 January 1697/8 on the internet but what are the dates of the presumably Concord Monthly Meeting Minutes dealing with the marriage?