Associates of William Hurrie/Hurry

People Mentioned in William Hurrie/Hurry's Estate Papers


Bond, George


George Bond  reimbursed the Hurry estate money. He was Deputy of Congress for the second half of the Revolutionary War from November 1779 through October 1783. Most of the historical record of George Bond consists of letters and resolutions. Bond petitioned Congress in several letters requesting a salary increase. Bond was appointed by the Congress to sign Continental Currency by resolution of February 23, 1779.


Crawford, Alexander


Alexander Crawford was paid for the head and foot stone for William Hurrie’s grave.  Philadelphia Directory for 1785 has his occupation as a stone cutter, at Pine and Lombard Street.  Alexander also had an indentured servant, Jonathon Link in 29 Oct 1772.  Alexander Crawford was born26 Feb 1757 and is listed in Northern Liberties Township on the 1800 census.



Fiss, Christian


Christian Fiss was listed on the inventory page of William Hurrie's estate papers. He was a fan builder.  Christian had Edward Ridgeway indentured to him in July 1773 to learn how to make fans.  John Frider was also indentured to him in March 1773.  In 1791 his address was 14 Spruce Street.


In the 1783 Federal Tax List there is a Christian Fiss who was a tavern keeper.  He is about 7 lines away on the tax list from Samuel Robbins who was a boat builder. Christian Fiss died in 1795 and had a will.  His wife’s name is Mary.


Fry, Joseph


Joseph Fry was the administrator for WIlliam Hurrie's estate and was reimbursed from the estate for William’s funeral expenses, doctor’s bills. collecting sundry goods in the Jerseys and bringing them to Philadelphia, hauling goods to vendors, and his expenses in appraising.



Fry, Martha Hurrie


Martha Hurrie Fry, William's daughter, was paid from 1 July 1779 to 22 Oct 1781 (119 weeks) as housekeeper to William Hurrie.  She was married  to Joseph Fry who was administrator of William Hurrie’s will.


Hilligas, Michael


Michael Hilligas, who was the First Treasurer of the United States, paid money to the Hurrie estate. This money was probably wages due to Hurrie for his services.  Michael Hilligas died in 1804 and was buried at Christ Church.


Hurrie, Arthur


Arthur Hurry, who is believed to be William’s son,  was listed  in the estate papers as reimbursing the estate for money owed William.


Parker, John


John Parker did the appraisal and inventory of William Hurrie/Hurry's estate with Nicholas Weaver.  There were several men named John Parker in the area and details of this particular man have not yet been identified.


Robbins, Samuel


Samuel Robbins was mentioned on the inventory page in William Hurrie's estate papers.  He was a boat builder and merchant.  One source stated that he had a “large shipping interest in the Revolutionary War.”  Boats that he had an interest in were Queen of France, Robin Hood, Good Intent, Dandy, Industry, Ranger and Seaflower.  He was an original member of the Vililant Fire Company.  He died in 1797 in Philadelphia and had a will.  His wife’s name was Hannah.


Wampole, Isaac


Isaac Wampole died in Montgomery County, PA 9 Aug 1837.  Isaac was identified in the 1796 Philadelphia directory as a scrivener (a scribe and/or notary).  Isaac’s father was Jacob and he lived in Montgomery County.  George Washington stayed at his farm during the Revolutionary War.



Weaver, Nicholas


Nicholas Weaver did the appraisal and inventory of William Hurrie/Hurry's estate with John Parker. Nicholas Weaver was appointed messenger of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 on the same date that Joseph Fry, William Hurrie's son-in-law was appointed doorkeeper.

He was also elected Sargent of arms in 1786. In 1785, he was a shopkeeper on Third Street between Market and Arch





Other Known Associates


Bayard, John


John Bayard, speaker of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, signed a note to David Rittenhouse, treasure,  in 1778 to pay William Hurrie 10 pounds.  The note is also signed by William Hurrie.  John Bayard was a merchant, businessman, and statesman.


Bayard Note


Duffield, Rev. George


William Hurrie and Arthur Hurry (a man with an unknown relationship to William) both signed the call for Reverend Duffield. Rev. Duffield was also the Chaplin to the First Continental Congress and the Pennsylvania Militia.


McCalla, John


Arthur Hurry, was indentured to John McCalla,who was a tailor. This is believed to be William's son as it lists his father as William and Arthur also paid money to William's estate.  Captain John McCalla Jr. is listed in the Revolutionary Rolls  as captain of the 3rd company for North Dock Ward.


Mitchell, John

John Mitchell was a servant from Ireland that was indentured to William Hurry for one year starting 19 July 1773.


Paxton, William

William Paxton  from Ireland was  an indentured servant to William Hurry starting on 21 Oct 1772.  He ran away and William posted a reward for his return in the Pennsylvania Packet.


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