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The ancestor of this family was William BIDDLE, b. 1630, near London, England; left that city July, 1681, and came to New Jersey; he is said to have been an officer in the Parliamentary Army during the Civil War in England, but soon after its close joined the Society of Friends; his name appears among the list of persons imprisoned by Major BROWN, 1660-1661, for attending "non-conformist" meetings. Esther BIDDLE, his mother, an eminent Friend, suffered persecution for "Truth's Sake" at various periods; he d. 1712, at "Mt. Hope," West Jersey; will proved 3d March, 1711-1712. Purchased 23d January, 1676, of William PENN, Garber LAURIE, Nicholas LUCAS and Edward BYLLANGE a one-half share of the lands in Western Jersey and became therefore one of the Proprietors of that Province. His later purchase gave him 1¾ shares of the 16 shares into which the Province was divided, entitling him to 43,000 acres. Settled in West Jersey in 1681; Member of the Governor's Council 1682-1685 and 1701. and of the General Assembly of the Province, 1683, 1684-1685 and 1702; was a Justice of Burlington County from 1682 until his death; one of the Trustees selected by the Proprietors to conduct the business of the Proprietorship, 14th February, 1687, and regularly re-elected thereafter, serving as President of the Board of Trustees, 1706-1707.; one of the Board of Commissioners for laying out lands; Member of Council of Proprietary of West Jersey, 1682, re-elected 15th March, 1683; m. 7th December, 1665, at Bishopgate Street Friends Meeting in London, England, Sarah KEMF, b. 1634, d. 27th February, 1709.
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NICHOLAS BIDDLE of Noble, Pennsylvania; b. 30th July, 1893, in
Brookline, Massachusetts; m. 11th February, 1915, at 1712 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sarah LIPPINCOTT, b. 14th July, 1894, dau. of Joshua Bertram and Joanna (WHARTON) LIPPINCOTT of Philadelphia and "Melmar," Bethayres, Pennsylvania.
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NICHOLAS BIDDLE was educated at the Newton Grammar School, also Central High School, and is a graduate of the Episcopal Academy of Philadelphia; later entered Princeton College, leaving in the Junior year to enter business life; was connected with the Insurance Company of North America until September, 1915, since which time has been associated with Hutchinson Rivinus and Company, of Philadelphia; is a member of the 1st City Troop of Philadelphia and was ordered into service 6th July, 1916, on the Mexican border.
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The ancestor of this family was William BIDDLE, b. 1630, near London, England; left that city July, 1681, and came to
New Jersey; he is said to have been an officer in the Parliamentary Army during the Civil War in England, but soon after its close joined the Society of Friends; his name appears among the list of persons imprisoned by Major BROWN, 1660-1661, for attending "non-conformist" meetings. Esther BIDDLE, his mother, an eminent Friend, suffered persecution for "Truth's Sake" at various periods; he d. 1712, at "Mt. Hope," West Jersey; will proved 3d March, 1711-1712. Purchased 23d January, 1676, of William PENN, Garber LAURIE, Nicholas LUCAS and Edward BYLLANGE a one-half share of the lands in Western Jersey and became therefore one of the Proprietors of that Province. His later purchase gave him 1¾ shares of the 16 shares into which the Province was divided, entitling him to 43,000 acres. Settled in West Jersey in 1681; Member of the Governor's Council 1682-1685 and 1701. and of the General Assembly of the Province, 1683, 1684-1685 and 1702; was a Justice of Burlington County from 1682 until his death; one of the Trustees selected by the Proprietors to conduct the business of the Proprietorship, 14th February, 1687, and regularly re-elected thereafter, serving as President of the Board of Trustees, 1706-1707.; one of the Board of Commissioners for laying out lands; Member of Council of Proprietary of West Jersey, 1682, re-elected 15th March, 1683; m. 7th December, 1665, at Bishopgate Street Friends Meeting in London, England, Sarah KEMF, b. 1634, d. 27th February, 1709. Click to view full context
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WILLIAM BIDDLE, II, of "Mt. Hope," New Jersey; b. 4th October, 1669, in London, England; d. at "Mt. Hope," 1743; was like his father prominent in the affairs of West Jersey; appointed by the Council of Proprietors on 2d November, 1703, to treat with the Indians for lands above the Falls, and at his father's death inherited 12,905 acres of land in the "Lotting Purchase;" m. 13th December, 1691, in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Lydia WARDELL, gd. dau. of Elialim WARDELL, who purchased lands at Newark of the Indians in 1666; was Sheriff of Monmouth, 1688, and Member of the General Assembly, 1692, gr. gd. dau. of Thomas WARDELL, a French Huguenot, who settled in New England about the middle of the seventeenth century.
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WILLIAM BIDDLE, III, of "Mt. Hope," New Jersey, and Philadelphia, b. 1698, "Mt. Hope;" d. 1756 in Philadelphia, to which city he removed with his family, 1720-1730; m. 3d April, 1730, in Philadelphia, Mary SCULL, b. 2d August, 1709, d. 9th May, 1790, dau. of Nicholas SCULL, b. 1687, d. 1761, Surveyor-General, participated in the Indian Walk of 1737, elected Sheriff of Philadelphia, 1744, m. 1708, Abigail HEAP, who d. 21st May, 1753. Nicholas SCULL was the eldest son of Nicholas SCULL who came to Pennsylvania in the ship Bristol Merckant arriving at Chester, 10th October, 1685, The progenitor of the family was sir John SCULL, a Norman, one of the twelve Norman Knights mentioned in Burke's "Landed Gentry," who accompanied Newmarch into North Wales and eventually conquered that country.
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CHARLES BIDDLE, of Philadelphia; b. there 24th December, 1745; d. there 4th April, 1821; January, 1776, joined Captain COWPERTHWAIT'S Company of the Quaker Light Infantry; Vice-President, Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania for two years, when Benjamin FRANKLIN was President; m. 25th November, 1778, at Beaufort, South Carolina, Hannah SHEPARD.
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NICHOLAS BIDDLE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; b. there 8th January, 1786; d. 27th February, 1844, at "Andaulusia," Bucks County; Graduated at Princeton with honors in his fifteenth year; went to Europe in 1804 as Secretary to General ARMSTRONG, United States Minister to
France, and was present at the coronation of Napoleon at Paris; later Secretary to James MONROE, then Minister at London; returned to Philadelphia in 1807; elected to Pennsylvania Legislature, 1810; elected to State Senate during second war with England; was a writer of ability and took great interest in agriculture and horticulture. Charles J. INGERSOIL, his political opponent, said of him, "Nicholas BIDDLE was as iron nerved as his great antagonist, Andrew JACKSON, loved his country not less–and money as little." Was President of the Bank of the United States, 1823-1836; m. October, 1811, Jane Margaret CRAIG, b. 1792, in Philadelphia; d. 11th August, 1856, dau. of John and Margaret CRAIG of Philadelphia.
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IV. Meta Craig, m. her cousin Capt. James BIDDLE, U. S. N., son of Charles BIDDLE, 1787-1836.
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EDWARD BIDDLE, II, of Philadelphia, b. 1815; d. 1872; m. 1842, in New York City, Jane Josephine née (SARMIENTO) CRAIG, b. 1816, d. 1884, dau. of James SARMIENTO and widow of John C. CRAIG.
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[p.96] EDWARD BIDDLE, III, of Philadelphia; b. 24th November, 1851; m. (firstly) 1872, Emily DREXEL, d. 1883, dau. of Anthony J. DREXEL of Philadelphia; m. (secondly) 8th June, 1889, Lilian Howard LEE, b. 16th May, 1862, in Brookline, Massachusetts, dau. of John R. LEE.
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ALBA BOARDMAN JOHNSON, B.A., LL.D., of "Castana," Rosemont, Pennsylvania; b. in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 8th February, 1858; m. (firstly) 30th April, 1883, Elizabeth Thomas REEVES, b. 20th July, 1862, d. 1908, dau. of Biddle and Ruthanna (THOMAS) REEVES; m. (secondly) 23d June, 1910, Leah GOFF, dau. of Richard W. Petherbridge and Eliza Cathcart (ELLIOTT) GOFF.
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JAMES PENROSE of Philadelphia; b. there, 23d February, 1738; d. 7th September, 1771; m. 1766, Sarah BIDDLE, who d. 24th October, 1794, dau. of John BIDDLE, of Philadelphia, she m. (secondly) 15th August, 1776, John SHAW.
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II. CLEMENT BIDDLE, b. 20th February, 1771, of whom later.
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CLEMENT BIDDLE PENROSE of Philadelphia; b. there 20th February, 1771; one of the three Commissioners for the Territory ceded by France to the United States; m. 1st August, 1796, Anne Howard BINGHAM, dau. of Maj. Charles BINGHAM.
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II. Clement Biddle, b. 30th September, 1802; m. 3d June, 1830, Anne WILLIAMSON, dau. of Joseph Biddle WILLIAMSON of
New Orleans.
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CHARLES BINGHAM PENROSE, b. at
Frankford, Philadelphia, 6th October, 1798; d. 1857, admitted to the Bar, in Philadelphia, 9th May, 1821; Member of the Senate of Pennsylvania, 1833-1842; Speaker of the Senate; Solicitor to the Treasury, 1841; m. 16th March, 1824, Valeria Fullerton BIDDLE, dau. of William McFunn BIDDLE.
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2. Valeria Biddle.
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IV. Clement Biddle, b. 27th October, 1832; Member of the Philadelphia Bar and Judge of the Orphans' Court; m. 30th September, 1857, Mary LINNARD, dau. of Stephen Beasley LINNARD.
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31. Clement Biddle, b. 14th November, 1902.
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41. Clement Biddle Penrose COBB, b. 16th September, 1900.
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I. Elizabeth Murray, b. 26th January, 1856; m. 20th April, 1882, John Biddle PORTER of the United States Army.
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1. Margaretta Biddle PORTER, b. 13th June, 1883.
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Meta Craig (Biddle), 95
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Cobb, Clement Biddle Penrose, 377
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Joseph Biddle, 375
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