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Person Sheet of Database Two
of the Pitfield Family Genealogical Website

The Pitfield family in Canada and USA

Name Grace LUCAS
Birth abt 1751, Fallsington, Bucks Co. PA, USA
Death 1801
1 Benjamin PITFIELD
Death 1793
Marriage 1770, Burlington, New Jersey, America
Children: Robert Lucas (1776-1854)
Anne Elizabeth
Notes for Benjamin (Spouse 1)
Benjamin Pitfield of New Jersey and Philadelphia apparently came to America around 1760 by invitation of an uncle who lived at Timber Creek, Gloucester County, New Jersey. (This information comes from an uncollaborated source).
The earliest reference to Benjamin is in the Quaker Records of Burlington, New Jersey in 1760 which refers to Grace Pitfield (formerly Lucas) who "married out of unity" implying that Grace was a Quaker but Benjamin wasn't. Quite a few references to Benjamin are found after this date showing that he owned land in Gloucester County and later moved to Philadelphia City, Pennsylvannia where he owned a grocers shop.
Benjamin Pitfield could have been the brother of George Pitfield of St John New Brunswick, Canada, who also appears on this database, but no definate proof has been established. It is also possible that Benjamin Pitfield of Timber Creek, New Jersey was the same Benjamin Pitfield who was baptised 1741 at Colyton, Devon, England but once again there is no proof.
Last Modified 1 Dec 2005 Created 6 Jan 2009