William LINTON (17421802)

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William LINTON (1742–1802) was the son of John LINTON (1706–1761) & Elizabeth HAYHURST (1709–1795).  William was born on January 29, 1742 in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and died on February 13, 1802 in Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

On March 19, 1788, William married Mary JANNEY (1741–1795) in Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Mary was the daughter of Thomas JANNEY (1707–1788) & Martha MITCHELL (1708–1785).  Mary was born on January 18, 1741 and died on February 24, 1795 in Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

William LINTON was a planter, living east of Newtown, and was a influnenal Quaker. On August 9, 1760 the Newtown Library was founded at the Court Inn. The Newtown Library was incorporated on March 27, 1789 by an Act of the General Assembly. Henry Wynkoop, Thomas Jenks, Francis Murray, Samuel Benezet and Abraham DuBois were named Directors and William Linton Treasurer. William was one of the Trustees appointed to sell the Newtown Common, which was the remainder of the track set off by William Penn for bon uses to encourage purchasers. In 1716 the Common Plots were patented to three men who died without taking title. In 1796 the six Trustees were authorized to procure title from the State, and to sell or lease for the benefit of schools of the Twp. "He bought at the Trustees sale Lot #8 and shortly erected on it facing Main Street, one of the finest mansions then in to William Linton lived in this house, in colonial style befitting his position, until his death in 1802, and his widow maintained an

establishment of some pretention until her decease in 1817. William's Will was dated April 8, 1799 and was Witnessed by Nicolas Wynkoop and Ann Murray. The property was inherited by William's Linton's daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Buckman and in 1819 sold it to Maria H. Wirtz." THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY by William W. H. Davis 1905. Lot #8 was 55 feet by 103 feet. William married the wealthy widow of Nathan Ellicott John Dyer of Plumstead, Bucks Co., PA. wrote in his diary on January 17, 1802, that "William Linton of Newtown, late prothonotary, died about the middle of this month of

inflammation in the lungs or throat". His will was dated April 8, 1799. His son, John Linton was the Exr. The Will was witnessed by Nicholas Wynkoop and Ann Murray. Part of his lands was bought from John Martin. (I have a plot of his house in Newtown dated 1812 and a plot of the town in 1703 showing landowners and plot dated June 16, 1784.)

 

Title: William Linton, Bucks County, Pa.

 

Primary Material: Book

 

Subject(s): Linton, William--Bucks County (Pa.)

 

Description: p. 44; cm.

 

Notes: See Genealogical notes, vol. VIII, p. 44.

 

 

Call Number: Gen Z 27

Location: Closed Stacks (call slip needed)

William LINTON (1742-1802) & Sarah PENQUITE (1732-1779)

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Esquire William LINTON (1742-1802) & Sarah PENQUITE (1732-1779) were married on April 30, 1766, in Wrightstown Township, Quaker Meeting House, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

William was the son of John LINTON Jr., (1706–1761) & Elizabeth HAYHURST (1709–1795). William was born on January 29, 1742 in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a prothonotary by trade. William died on February 13, 1802 in Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Sarah PENQUITE (1732–1786) was the daughter of John PENQUITE (1691–1750) & Rachel TWINING (1692–1779). Sarah was born on January 10, 1732 in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and died on March 7, 1786 in Newtown Township Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

William & Sarah had three known children:  John Penquite LINTON (1767–1836); Elizabeth LINTON (1768–1832); Penquite LINTON (1769–1836).

William was the younger brother of Quaker master millwright Isaiah LINTON (1739–1775). William was the 3rd great-granduncle of Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) and the 4th great-granduncle of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)