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WILLIAM BIDDLE

Male 1669 - 1743  (73 years)


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  • Name WILLIAM BIDDLE 
    Born 4 Oct 1669  Bishopgate St. Without, London, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1743  Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I290  Biddle-184551
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2011 

    Father WILLIAM BIDDLE,   b. 1630, Birlingham Parish, Co. Wocester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712, Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother SARA SMITH,   b. 1634, St. Botolph Parish, London, Eng Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1708/9, Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1665  Bishopgate, St. Friends Meeting, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet

    Family LYDIA WARDELL,   b. 1671, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Dec 1691  Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Biddle,   b. 1697, Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Elizabeth Biddle,   b. 1698, Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sara Biddle,   b. 1700, Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Penelope Biddle,   b. 1701, Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lydia Biddle,   b. 1703, Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. JOSEPH BIDDLE,   b. 1705, Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776  (Age 71 years)
     7. John Biddle,   b. 1707, Mansfield Twsp., Burlington Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Biddle family was very prominent in American history. John Biddle, son of William and Lydia, moved to Philadelphia in 1730 where he engaged in the mercantile business for many years. He married Sarah Owen, daughter of Owen Owen,whose Welsh lineage can be traced back to the early kings and princes of ancient Britain. John was one fo the most ardent patriots of the Revolution, serving on the provincial Committee and Council of Safety, delegate to several provincial conventions and conferences, member of the Board of War, and constantly one of the most prominent members of special committees of these several organizations.
      Clement Biddle, the second son of John and Sarah, engaged in the shipping and inporting business until the outbreak of the Revolution, after which he gave practically his whole time to the service of his country. He assisted in organizing, and was one of the officers of the "Quaker Light Infantry" later known as the "Quaker Blues", originally formed to defend the town against the threatened invasion of the "Paxtang Boys" at the time of the killing of the Conestoga Indians in 1763-64, which was re-organized in 1775, for the defense of American liberties, and served in the Jersey campaign.
      In July 1776, Clement was appointed quartermaster-general of the Flying Camp, comprised of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other bodies of militia, with the rank of Colonel, and as such took part in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, and Germantown. He was delegated by Washington to receive the swords of the surrendered Hessian officers at the Battle of Trenton. During the encampment at Valley Forge he was active in securing supplies for the suffering soldiers. The next winter he was with the army at Morristown, New Jersey. In October 1776, Colonel Biddle was appointed by General Green as an aide de camp, and member of his staff, and during the remainder of that month and November was with General Greene at Fort Lee, on the Hudson. He returned to the Delaware with the retreating army across New Jersey, and participated in the heroic crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night, and the capture of the Hessians.


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