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Vincent Ranch, Hamilton, Montana, 1914

England to America 1682

Nicholas Pyle

Nicholas Pyle

August 12, 1666 – 1717

Migrated to America in 1682

My 7th Great-Grandfather on Flossie's side of the family


When Nicholas Pyle was born on August 12, 1666, in Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire, England, his father, Nicholas, was 41 and his mother, Edith, was 31. He married Abigail Bushell in 1888 and they had eight children together. His second wife was Ann Webb, they married on February 25, 1713. He had eight brothers and three sisters.


Nicholas migrated to America in 1682 and was a member of the Pennsylvania Quaker Colony.


William Penn was persecuted in England for his Quaker faith; Penn came to America in 1682 and established Pennsylvania as a place where people could enjoy freedom of religion. Penn obtained the land from King Charles II as payment for a debt owed to his deceased father.


Family tradition has it that at the age of 17, Nicholas stood under the “big elm tree” with William Penn the day Penn made the treaty with the American Indians in June 1683.

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