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Philip Packer

Male - 1739

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  1. 1.  Philip Packer died in 1739 in Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey.

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    • Alternate death: Bef 1740, Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey


    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, 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, 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."

    Philip married Hannah Sessions on 10 Nov 1685. Hannah (daughter of James Sessions and Ann) was born on 11 Jun 1665 in Witney, Oxfordshire, England; died about 1689. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Philip Packer was born about 1686 in Pennsauken, Camden, New Jersey; died in 1764 in Pikeland, Chester, Pennsylvania.

Generation: 2