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Philip Packer

Male - 1739


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  • Name Philip Packer 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1739  Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Alternate death Bef 1740  Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I9106  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 1 May 2016 

    Family Hannah Sessions,   b. 11 Jun 1665, Witney, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1689  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1685  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Philip Packer,   b. Abt 1686, Pennsauken, Camden, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764, Pikeland, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F3750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated to Philadelphia on the Lion of Liverpool, 1683, as an indentured servant to Joseph Fisher of Dublin, Ireland. [On Footings From the Past: The Packers in England, citation details below.]

      According to http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Packer-39, Philip Packer was "given his freedom on August 14, 1687. In 1689 he was a yeoman of Philadelphia, and was appointed as the administrator of his mother-in-law Ann Sessions, September 10, 1689." This source also says that Packer and Fisher arrived in Philadelphia on August 14, 1683.

      And from http://www.maslandtech.com/familytree/images/Sharp/packer.pdf, quoting a letter from family researcher Warren Packer of Evansville, Indiana, dated 27 Feb 1958: "Philip Packer arrived in Philadelphia on the Lion of Liverpool on 14 August 1683 as an indentured servant of Joseph Fisher. He had four years to serve and was to receive 50 acres of land but no money at the end of his indenture. The Fishers were from Stillgorin, near Dublin, Ireland but we think that Philip was from England. Two years later, 10 Sept 1685, Philip married in the house of Joseph Fisher in Philadelphia to Hannah Sessions, who was born 11 June 1665 in Oxfordshire, England. Her parents, James and Ann Sessions, were members of the Friends Meeting at Witney, Oxfordshire, before coming to America. The next record of Philip Packer that we find was 10 Sept, 1689 when he was a yeoman of Philadelphia County. He was appointed administrator of the estate of his mother in law, Ann Sessions."

  • Sources 
    1. [S229] On Footings From the Past: The Packers in England by Donna Smith Packer. 1988. Mostly reliable on this side of the Atlantic.

    2. [S1015] The Life and Times of Alonzo Hamilton Packer and His Wife Lydia Ann Parker by John A. Freestone, 1999.

    3. [S1115] Warren Packer, "Our Emigrant Ancestor, Philip Packer." 13 Nov 2014.