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Benjamin PRITCHARD (1684-1739) m. Sarah E CULPEPPPER (1686-1723)
s/o Thomas PRITCHARD (1649-1698) and Barbara ____ (1654-1699)
d/o john Harlow CULPEPER (1664-1695) and Sarah MAYO (1670-1735)
p/o Mary Sarah PRITCHARD (1707-1791)

Nov 1683 Father Thomas PRITCHARD and family immigrated to Philadelphia from Wales [The Prichard Family, History and Genealogy of the Descendants of James and Elizabeth Hughes Prichard of New Castle, Kentucky (1915), by Martha Coleman Johnson: [Page 217] Elias White: "Barbara Prichard died at Philadelphia in 1699. Her will is on record there. She left property to her children, two of whom, Mathew and Benjamin, lived in Philadelphia and obtained a certificate from the Philadelphia Monthly meeting of Friends to Little River, N. C. In the records of Little River, N. C., it is stated that at a meeting held the fifth day of the fourth month, 1701, at the house of Henry White, 'things being debated' concerning the certificates of Mathew and Benjamin Prechate [sic], they were accepted at the meeting. This certificate [Page 218] was given by the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, seventh month, eighteenth, 1700. The records of Carolina meetings show that Benjamin died seventh month, twenty-first, 1739, and that Mathew died tenth month, twenty-sixth, 1726, in the fiftieth year of his age, being a public minister for twenty-six years." Mr. White is a descendant of Benjamin. He states that there was a Thomas Prichard in the neighborhood of Philadelphia and New Jersey in 1690. Barbara Prichard and her family appear to have been among the earliest Quaker emigrants of the Prichards in Eastern Pennsylvania. Thomas Prichard also died in Philadelphia, about 18 months before Barbara died. His 1698 will, also on record there, lists the same six surviving children as those named in Barbara’s will. Note also this from
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. I (1936), by William Wade Hinshaw, Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, Page 162: “1701, 4, 1. Mathew (Prechet) & w & fam, & brother, Benjamin, prcf [produced certificate from] Philadelphia, signed 1700,9,18.”

25 Nov 1684 Benjamin PRITCHARD born at Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania [He and his older brother, Mathew Pritchard (Prechet) and wife, and family, presented certificates from Philadelphia (signed 18d 9m 1700) to the Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, in North Carolina.

1686 Sarah E CULPEPPPER born at Pasquotank, North Carolina [he unnamed "orphans of Jno. Culpeper" were noted in surviving estate records (The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Second Series, Vol. III: North Carolina Higher Court Records, 1697-1701, Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Historical Publications Section, 1971, p. 5) but only one daughter‚ Sarah Culpeper‚ has ever been identified because she was listed as a step-daughter in the estate papers of Sarah (Mayo) Culpeper’s husband‚ Patrick Henley. There is no record of a marriage between an Annie Culpeper and S. P. Sumner.

5 Mar 1700 "23rd of 12th Month 1699/700 ... Matthew Pritchard laying before this meeting that he intends to transport himself, his brother Benjamin & family into Carolina, and desiring a Certificate, ..."

12 Jun 1701 Benjamin arrived with his brother Matthew & his family from Philadelphia on "1701-4-1", yielding “12 Jun 1701”, after changing “4"month to June and adding 11 days for leap year correction since the beginning of the Gregorian Calendar in 1582. [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.162 (doc)]

2 Sep 1704 Benjamin PRITCHARD and (1) Sarah E CULPEPPPER married at Pasquotank, North Carolina [Benjamin was given permission on 9d 2m 1704, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to marry Sarah Elizabeth Culpeper, who was born 1689 in Philadelphia, daughter of John Culpeper [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.162 says 1704.9.2 ltm (doc)] [[Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.137: (doc)]

5 Oct 1704 Marriage intention "5, 8, 1704”[Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting (doc)]

16 Oct 1704 First declaration of marriage intention was on "5th of the 8th Month 1704", which translates to 16 Oct 1704. Second declaration of marriage intention was on "2nd of the 9th Month 1704", which translates to 13 Nov 1704. [Symmons Creek MM records (doc)]

13 Nov 1704 Cited sources show "liberated to marry" on "1704, 9, 2", which translates to 13 Nov 1704. [Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.13: states marriage intention (doc)]

28 Jul 1707 dau Mary Sarah PRITCHARD born at Pasquotank, NC; died 12 Oct 1791 at Pasquotank, NC; married Aaron MORRIS Sr on 20 Jun 1724 at Pasquotank, NC [Mary Sarah Pritchard, born 26 July 1707. She was married 20d 6m 1724, to Aaron Morris at public meeting] [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting)Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.162 (doc)] [Symons Creek MM record: Children of Benjamin Prichard (c1684-1739) & Sarah Culpepper (c1686-1723); “Mary Prichard was born ye 28 of the 7th month 1701 [28 Sep 1707]”; “Elisabeth Prichard was born the 19 day of the first month 1710 [19 Mar 1710]”; “Martha Prichard Was born the 11 Day of the 11 Mo 1712 [11 Jan 1713]”; “Joseph Prichard Was born the first day of ye 9 Mo 1715 [1 Nov 1715]”; “Benjamin Prichard was born ye ___ day of ye 2nd month in ye year 1719 [Apr 1719]”; “Sarah Prichard was born about ye 10th or 12th of the tenth month in the year 1723 [10 or 12 Dec 1723]” (doc)]

26 Apr 1709 "At a Monthly Meeting held in Pasquotank at Symons Creek ye 15th Day of 2nd Month 1709 ... Benjamin Pritchard appeared ..."

19 Jan 1710 dau Elizabeth PRITCHARD born at Pasquotank, NC; died 10 Feb 1791 at NC; married Joseph MORRIS [Elizabeth Pritchard, born 19 March 1709/10 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina; married 2 October 1731, Pasquotank Monthly Meeting North Carolina, Joseph Morris, son of John Morris & Mary Elizabeth Symons, at least 6 children] Symons Creek MM record: Children of Benjamin Prichard (c1684-1739) & Sarah Culpepper (c1686-1723); “Mary Prichard was born ye 28 of the 7th month 1701 [28 Sep 1707]”; “Elisabeth Prichard was born the 19 day of the first month 1710 [19 Mar 1710]”; “Martha Prichard Was born the 11 Day of the 11 Mo 1712 [11 Jan 1713]”; “Joseph Prichard Was born the first day of ye 9 Mo 1715 [1 Nov 1715]”; “Benjamin Prichard was born ye ___ day of ye 2nd month in ye year 1719 [Apr 1719]”; “Sarah Prichard was born about ye 10th or 12th of the tenth month in the year 1723 [10 or 12 Dec 1723]” (doc)]

19 Jul 1711 Sarah CULPEPER listed in Symons Creek MM records as “misc” (doc)

8 Oct 1711 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed at Pasquotank MM and “Misc” Symons Creek MM record (doc)]

19 Oct 1711 Benjamin Prichard is mentioned in minutes of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting on "ye 8th of ye Eight Month 1711".

1 Sep 1712 "At a Monthly Meeting held in Pasquotank at Symons Creek 21st : 6th Mo. 1712 ... Friends at the Request of Benjamin Pritchard appoint Edward Mayo to be Clerk in his Stead.", Page 46, Item 66

11 Nov 1712 dau Martha PRITCHARD born at Pasquotank, NC; died 19 May 1788 at Pasquotank, NC; married Joseph OVERMAN on 1 Mar 1753 [Martha Pritchard born 11 January 1711/12 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, died 19 July 1788 Pasquotank County; married/12 May 1734 Pasquotank County, to Nehemiah White (born 25 February 1712/13 Pasquotank, died July 1751; married/2 on 1 March 1753 Pasquotank, Joseph Overman] Symons Creek MM record: Children of Benjamin Prichard (c1684-1739) & Sarah Culpepper (c1686-1723); “Mary Prichard was born ye 28 of the 7th month 1701 [28 Sep 1707]”; “Elisabeth Prichard was born the 19 day of the first month 1710 [19 Mar 1710]”; “Martha Prichard Was born the 11 Day of the 11 Mo 1712 [11 Jan 1713]”; “Joseph Prichard Was born the first day of ye 9 Mo 1715 [1 Nov 1715]”; “Benjamin Prichard was born ye ___ day of ye 2nd month in ye year 1719 [Apr 1719]”; “Sarah Prichard was born about ye 10th or 12th of the tenth month in the year 1723 [10 or 12 Dec 1723]” (doc)]

1 Sep 1715 son Joseph PRITCHARD born at Pasquotank, NC; died 2 Jul 1761 at Pasquotank, NC; married Sarah BUNDY in 1737 [Joseph Pritchard, born 1 November 1715 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina; married/1 on 1754 Pasquotank, to Sarah Bundy, (born 23 January 1724); married/2 on 4 March 1740/41 to Elizabeth White; m/3 on3 May 1749 Pasquotank, to Elizabeth Newby] Symons Creek MM record: Children of Benjamin Prichard (c1684-1739) & Sarah Culpepper (c1686-1723); “Mary Prichard was born ye 28 of the 7th month 1701 [28 Sep 1707]”; “Elisabeth Prichard was born the 19 day of the first month 1710 [19 Mar 1710]”; “Martha Prichard Was born the 11 Day of the 11 Mo 1712 [11 Jan 1713]”; “Joseph Prichard Was born the first day of ye 9 Mo 1715 [1 Nov 1715]”; “Benjamin Prichard was born ye ___ day of ye 2nd month in ye year 1719 [Apr 1719]”; “Sarah Prichard was born about ye 10th or 12th of the tenth month in the year 1723 [10 or 12 Dec 1723]” (doc)]

29 Apr 1717 "At a Monthly Meeting held ... 18th : 2nd month 1717 ...James Took chose John Symons and Caleb Bundy chose Benjamin Pritchard... to adjust and Settle the Difference between them [regarding money allegedly owed to James by Caleb] ...", Page 66, Item 120

16 Oct 1717 Brothers Matthew & Benjamin Prichard are mentioned in minutes of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting on "fifth day of ye 8
th month 1717" at page 12.

Apr 1719 son Benjamin PRITCHARD born at Pasquotank, NC; died 15 Aug 1752 at Pasquotank, NC [chosen clerk at Pasquotank MM -
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.162 (doc)] Benjamin PRITCHARD death listed at Symons Creek MM , 15 Jun 1752; Symons Creek MM record (doc)] Symons Creek MM record: Children of Benjamin Prichard (c1684-1739) & Sarah Culpepper (c1686-1723); “Mary Prichard was born ye 28 of the 7th month 1701 [28 Sep 1707]”; “Elisabeth Prichard was born the 19 day of the first month 1710 [19 Mar 1710]”; “Martha Prichard Was born the 11 Day of the 11 Mo 1712 [11 Jan 1713]”; “Joseph Prichard Was born the first day of ye 9 Mo 1715 [1 Nov 1715]”; “Benjamin Prichard was born ye ___ day of ye 2nd month in ye year 1719 [Apr 1719]”; “Sarah Prichard was born about ye 10th or 12th of the tenth month in the year 1723 [10 or 12 Dec 1723]” (doc)]

15 Oct 1720 On 15d 10m 1720, Benjamin and Mathew were mentioned in the list of sufferings on account of church rated, or priests dues. [Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.162 (doc)]

11 Apr 1722 On 11d 4m 1722, Benjamin was recommended to be overseer. Sarah died 25 December 1723, in North Carolina. [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting)Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.162 (doc)]

21 Apr 1722 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed as residing at Pasquotank, NC [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.162: states “Benjamin co.” (doc)]

10 Oct 1723 dau Sarah PRITCHARD born at Pasquotank, NC; died 21 Jan 1794 at Piney Woods, Perquimans, NC; married William ALBERTSON on 1 Aug 1747 [Sarah Pritchard, born 10 December 1723, died 21 January 1794 Perquimans County, North Carolina; married 1 August 1747 Pasquotank County, North Carolina, to William Albertson (born 23 October 1724 Sutton Creek, Perquimans County, North Carolina, son of Nathaniel Albertson & Abigail Nicholson] Symons Creek MM record: Children of Benjamin Prichard (c1684-1739) & Sarah Culpepper (c1686-1723); “Mary Prichard was born ye 28 of the 7th month 1701 [28 Sep 1707]”; “Elisabeth Prichard was born the 19 day of the first month 1710 [19 Mar 1710]”; “Martha Prichard Was born the 11 Day of the 11 Mo 1712 [11 Jan 1713]”; “Joseph Prichard Was born the first day of ye 9 Mo 1715 [1 Nov 1715]”; “Benjamin Prichard was born ye ___ day of ye 2nd month in ye year 1719 [Apr 1719]”; “Sarah Prichard was born about ye 10th or 12th of the tenth month in the year 1723 [10 or 12 Dec 1723]” (doc)]

25 Dec 1723 Sarah E CULPEPER died at Pasquotank, North Carolina [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting)Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.115: (doc)] [Symons Creek MM record (doc)] [Page 150: “Sarah [Culpepper] wife of Benjamin Prichard departed this Life the 25 of ye 10 month in ye year 1723 [25 Dec 1723]”

16 May 1726 "At a Monthly Meeting held in Pasquotank at Symons Creek ye 5th Day of the 3rd Month 1726 ... Benjamin Pritchard ... that he is Desirous to be released from keeping the Meeting Book as Clerk. ...", Page 125, Item 229

13 Jun 1726 "At a Monthly Meeting held in Pasquotank at Symons Creek ye 2nd Day of the 4th Month 1726 ... Benjamin Pritchard and John Symons are appointed to represent the State of the Meeting to the Quarterly Meeting ...", Page 125, Item 230


28 Jul 1726 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed at Pasquotank MM and “Misc” Symons Creek MM record (doc)]

5 Feb 1727 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed at Pasquotank MM and “Misc” Symons Creek MM record (doc)]

18 Dec 1727 "248. At a Monthly Meeting held in Pasquotank at Symons Creek ye 7th Day of the 10th Month 1727 ... friends appoint Benjamin Pritchard and John Morris to Represent the State of friends to the next Quarterly Meeting ..."

16 Feb 1728 "250. At a Monthly Meeting held in Pasquotank at Symons Creek ye 5th Day of the 12th Month 1727 ... we appoint Benjamin Pritchard and Edward Mayo to write a paper ..." Quaker "12th" month was February of the year following the stated year until 1752.


7 Mar 1728 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed at Pasquotank MM and “Misc” Symons Creek MM record (doc)]

18 Mar 1728 On "7th day of 1st Month 1727/8 ... Benjamin Pritchard ...is about to take a Voyage to New England and Desires of friends a few lines by way of recommendation to friends there ...", Page 133, Item 251

17 Jun 1728 On "6th day of 4th Month 1728 ... Friends appoint Benjamin Pritchard and John Morris to Represent the State of this Meeting to the Quarterly Meeting ...", Pages 134-135, Item 254


Mar 1729 dau Ann PRITCHARD born at Pasquotank, NC

7 Jun 1729 Benjamin PRITCHARD and (2) Isabel NEWBY married at Pasquotank, NC (Isabel born 28 Oct 1697 at Albemarle, Stanly, NC; died 3 Aug 1758 at Pasquotank, NC [Benjamin was married for the second time on 7d 6m 1729, to Isabel Newby, daughter of Gabriel Newby and Mary Ann Toms, widow of John Henley Jr. of Pasquotank Monthly Meeting] "268. ... Benjamin Pritchard Desired friends approbation to what he and Isabel Henly proposed last Monthly Meeting in Respect of Marriage ... [they] are left to their Liberty to Accomplish said Intentions when they please ..." 18 AUG 1729 [Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting)Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.162 (doc)]

14 Jul 1729 Pasquotank, North Carolina Banns of Marriage: First declaration of marriage intentions at Men's Meeting on "3rd Day of 5th Month 1729", Page 140, Item 267"; Banns of Marriage: First declaration of marriage intentions at Women's Meeting on "3rd : 5th Month 1729", Page 17, Item 169 [First declaration of intentions on “3rd : 5th Month 1729” (14 Jul 1729) to Women’s Meeting: “… Friends meet as is usual, Benjamin Pritchard and Isbell Henley appeared and Declared their Intentions of Marriage it being the first times Friends appointed two friends to Inspect into the woman’s Clearness and to make report to next Monthly Meeting …”] [First declaration of intentions on “3rd Day of 5th Month 1729” (14 Jul 1729) to Men’s Meeting: “… There being but few friends gathered Nevertheless Benjamin Pritchard and Isabel Henley Relict of John Henly appeared and Declared their Intentions of Marriage it being the first time John Symonds and Stephen Scott are appointed to Inspect into the Man’s Clearness from intanglements with any other woman in respect of Marriage …”

6 Aug 1729 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed at marriage intention for Spabel KENLEY (Isabel HENLEY) Symons Creek MM record (doc)]

7 Aug 1729 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed at Pasquotank MM and “Misc” Symons Creek MM record (doc)]

17 Aug 1729 Pasquotank, North Carolina Banns of Marriage: Second declaration of marriage intentions at Women's Meeting on "6th : 6th Month 1729", with "liberty to go before the mens meeting", Page 18, Item 170 [Second declaration of intentions on “6th : 6th Mo. 1729” (17 Aug 1729) to Women’s Meeting: “...Friends meet as is usual, Benjamin Pritchard and Isbell Henley appeared and Declared their Intentions of Marriage it being the second time & the Inspectors bringing in a Clear account this Meeting leaves them to their Liberty to go before the men’s meeting …”] [Second declaration of intentions on “7th Day of 6th Mo. 1729” (18 Aug 1729) to Men’s Meeting: “... Benjamin Pritchard Desired friends approbation to what he and Isabel Henly proposed last Monthly Meeting in Respect of Marriage they both Continuing in the Same and friends finding them Clear from Intanglements of Marriage with any other [they] are left to their Liberty to Accomplish said Intentions when they please ..."

16 Oct 1729 "At our yearly meeting held at Perquimans the fourth and fifth days of the 8th month 1729 ... Gabriel Newby is Desired to write an Epistol to friends in London and Benjamin Pritchet is desired to write one to friends in Pennsylvania ..."

29 Jun 1731 Benjamin PRITCXHARD listed as witness in Joseph REDDING, Thomas’ father, abstract of will in Pasquotank, NC: June 29, 271. Aug 3, 1731. Sons: Samuel, Thomas, John, Jonathan, and Joseph. Daughters: Mary, Miriam, and Sarah Reading, An Pendleton. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Witnesses: David Boles, Daniel Rhodes and Benja. Pritchard. Proven before Geo. Burrington. (doc)

7 Feb 1732 son Matthew PRITCHARD born at Pasquotank, NC; died 2 Nov 1778 at Pasquotank, NC; married Rosannah BENSTON on 10 Jun 1759 at Pasquotank, NC Symons Creek MM record: Child of Benjamin Prichard (c1684-1739) & Isabell (Newby) Henly (1697-1748); “Matthew Pritchard Son of Benjamin & Isabell Pritchard … was born ye 7 of ye 2nd mo 1732 [7 Apr 1732]” (doc)]

17 Oct 1732 "At our yearly meeting held in North Carolina ye 6th to ye 8th of ye 8th Month 1732 ... Gabriel Newby is requested to write an Epistle to London and Benjamin Pritchard to Philadelphia. ..."

7 May 1733 Benjamin PRITCHARD was witness to the will of Thomas SWANN of Pasquotank, NC [North Carolina Wills and Inventories, p.429-30; “This day personally appeared before me Benjm. Pritchard, who decaled on the Sollemn affirmation of a Quaker that he saew Collo: Thomas Swann, lately deceased, sign, seal, and declare the forgoing writeing to contain his last will & testament, and that he was in his full sences and no compulsion was offered; and that he saw Mary Edwards & Samuel Wise, the other two subscribing witnesses set their hands thereto. Given under my hand at Edenton the 9th of Aug 1733. Geo. Burrington. (doc)

5 Sep 1733 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed at Pasquotank MM and “Misc” Symons Creek MM record (doc)]

16 Oct 1733 "At a Yearly Meeting held in North Carolina ... from ye 5th Day untill ye 7th of ye Eighth Month 1733 ... Gabriel Newby & Robert Wilson is [sic] appointed to write to London and Benjamin Pritchard to Philadelphia Yearly Meetings ..."

16 Sep 1734 "At our yearly meeting held at Perquimans in North Carolina the 4th 5th and 6th days of ye 7th Month 1734 ... our friend Benjamin Pritchard is requested and appointed to write Epistle to London and Philadelphia. ..."


5 Jun 1735 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed at Pasquotank MM and “Misc” Symons Creek MM record (doc)]

16 Jun 1735 On "5th of 6th Month 1735 ... Our friend Benjamin Pritchardis Desired to Represent the same to the Quarterly Meeting ...", Page 173, Item 337

2 Nov 1738 Benjamin PRITCHARD listed at Pasquotank MM and “Misc” Symons Creek MM record (doc)]

13 Nov 1738 On "2nd of 9th Month 1738 ... Benjamin Pritchard and Thomas Pritchard who inform friends that the said Nathaniel [Martin] Acknowledges said Act [adultery] ...", Page 200, Item 392

2 Oct 1739 Benjamin PRITCHARD died at Pasquotank, North Carolina [He died 21 July 1739. Isabel was given permission on 7d 4m 1744 to marry Thomas Pierce of Perquimans Monthly Meeting, North Carolina] [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting) Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.115: states 7-21-1739 (doc); Symons Creek MM records (doc)]

15 Feb 1740 Benjamin PRITCHARD’s will probated at Pasquotank, NC: Brother: Joseph Pritchard. Sister: Sarah Pritchard. Executors: brother and sister abovementioned. Witnesses: William Davis, Jonathan Redding and John Brooks. Clerk of the Court: Thos. Taylor. [Wills, Vol K2-M1, 1787-1824 (2doc)]

7 Apr 1744 Isabel NEWBY Henley: relict of Benjamin of Pasquotank, ltm Thomas Pierce of Perquimans MM [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. I: (North Carolina Yearly Meeting)Pasquotank (Symons Creek) Monthly Meeting, p.162 (doc)]