Posted By:Cynthia Oetting
Subject:David Wakefield born 1735 went to US abt 1768-1773.
Post Date:January 30, 2013 at 10:20:12
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David Wakefield born on the family estate on the road between Aughrim and Ballinasloe, Galway county, Connaught, Ireland. Any info on him or his family, his father Robert son of Robert, and his brothers:
Robert b?;beheaded for complicity in a plot against Catholic rule in Ireland
Gilbert b?; arrested with his brother Robert, and imprisoned for life.
Samuel, born?;escaped to Scotland in a rowboat, when detected in plot against Catholic church. Information from Wakefield Memorial, by Homer Wakefield, page 217.
David escaped persecution by hiding in a hogshead of clothing of his wife Mary Jane or Elizabeth Wade? in the ship bound for America. He settled first in Path Valley, Perry Co. then Cumberland Co. Any info on this family would really be appreciated. Cindy