Pemberton Correspondence



Sender Place

Chester Castle; Chester, Cheshire, England


Ann Harrison

Receiver Place


Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date


Document Type


Country, State, Location 1

53.1853, -2.8923


James Harrison, Chester Castle, Cheshire, Ann Harrison, Thomas Bretton, Edward Lingard, Roger Longworth, Lydia [...], Quakers, Society of Friends, Persecution, Quaker business


Letter written from jail dated October 28, 1666 (October 18, 1666 Old Style) from James Harrison to his wife, Ann Harrison. Hearing she has not been well, he asks her to send word at her next opportunity. He talks about his shoemaking business, his employees Edward Lingard and Roger Longworth, and impending employment. Finally, he assures her of both his health and those imprisoned with him, and sends her his love.








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A: H: [Ann Harrison]
Deare [and] verie [very] kind & [and] loveing [loving] wife, I unders
-tand [understand] by Thomas Brettan [Thomas Bretton] yt [that] thou is [you are] or hath [have] not
beene [been] well since thou [you] came [tohome?] [to home], I would hav^e^ [have]
thee [you] to send me word how it is with thee [you], by the
next opertunety [opportunity] thou [you] hath [have] & [and] in ye [the] meane time [meantime]
git [get] or take [ink blot: of] such things as is sutable [suitable] for thee [you]
I sent to lidea [Lydia …] to send me word what was said
of me consarning [concerning] ye [the] buying of a kinfe [knife], Likwise [likewise]
if Edward [Edward Lingard?] take not well in hand, with Rodger [Roger Longworth?/Roger Haydock?]
I had best have him hither [here] for I could have
imployment [employment] enough, my Deare [dear] & [and] tender love
is Dearly remembred [remembered] to my loveing [loving] child [Phebe Pemberton], & [and]
to my mother, Lidea [Lydia …] & [and] Rodger [Roger Longworth?/Roger Haydock?] & [and] Edward [Edward Lingard?] ecpe
=iting [expecting] them all, to sarve [serve] thee [you] in what thou [you] hast [have]
need, [strikethrough: all] my fellow prisoners are all well & [and] I am
well, & [and] ye [the] love yt [that] I am indued [endued/imbued] withall [with all] abounds
towards thee [you] & [and] in it I hope to remaine [remain], but
sease [cease] to write, This from thy [your] Loveing [loving] Husb=
=and [husband] Ja Harison [James Harrison]
Castle of Chester
ye [the] 18th of 8th month
[page 2]
[In a more modern hand]
James Harrison
Chester Castle
8 mo [month] 18 1666
Anne Harrison [Ann Harrison]

Creator (Linked Data)

Harrison, James, 1628-1687 [LC]

James Harrison (Q102115513) [Wikidata]

Sender Place (Linked data)

County of Cheshire [GeoNames]

Cheshire (England) [LC]

Organization (Linked data)

Society of Free Quakers [LC]

Quakers (Q170208) [Wikidata]

Society of Friends [LC]

Family (Linked data)

Pemberton family [LC]

Pemberton Family (Q113325696) [Wikidata]

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