Name: William HUDDLESTON
Birth: ABT 1635 in England
Death: in Pennsylvania
Change Date: 16 JUL 2017
William probably emigrated from England to America.
William Penn got his royal charter from King Charles II in 1681.
We don?t know when William came to Bucks Co, which was one of the first 3 original counties in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia was southwest of Bucks Co. Many of the early settlers came from Buckinghamshire in England and therefore named their new county after their home county.
There are 7 homes/buildings in Langhorne, Pa. built and/or lived in by the Huddleston family. The original home is located at 154 West Marshall Ave. and is believed to have been built circa 1690 by William Huddleston, the original immigrant and probably father of Henry Sr.
William was a leatherworker (or shoemaker) from England.
He was probably the William who "was an early settler of Bucks Co. where Langhorne now stands; he was a shoemaker." [from Bucks County Pioneers]. William, along with Christian and Abraham Vanhorne were the earliest settlers at Langhorne. It was called Attleborough before Langhorne.
"William Huddleston was an early settler where Langhorne stands, his land extending north of the village. He was a shoemaker by trade and lived in a log house back from the road, on the lot now owned by Absalom Mitchener. The house was on the side of a hill, near a spring. In moderate weather he worked with the south door open to give him light, as he had no glass in the windows, but bits of parchment instead. Doctor Huddleston, of Norristown, was his descendant, but the family has run out in this county ."
[from "History of Bucks County, PA", chapter 11, Middletown, 1692]
or see: History of Bucks Co, Pa by Wm Davis, 2nd ed. 1905 (1st edition was in 1876)-- http://books.google.com/books?id=skgVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=%22william+huddleston%22+langhorne+pa&source=bl&ots=-U1PTHmKa-&sig=wQVGM2URRFX8nsVMsZqrq72eXwE&hl=en&ei=fNlKSvCJOofZlAfF0aDhDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3
In 1736 William Huddleston and Jeremiah Langhorne were executors of the will of Sarah Cooper, wife of Abraham of Warminster twp.
Father: ? HUDDLESTON
- Henry HUDDLESTON b: ABT 1660 in probably England