was also known as Richard Bobbington. Richard Buffington was born on 30 May 1655 at Great Marlow Estate, Upon-Thames, Buckinghamshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Buffington
and Ann (Unknown)
. Richard Buffington married Ann (Unknown)
circa 1670. Richard Buffington immigrated on 25 November 1675 to Salem, Salem County, New Jersey; aboard the ship Griffin or Griffith, Captained by John Fenwick. He married Frances Vance
circa 1708. Richard Buffington married Alice Palmer
circa 1720 at Chester County, Pennsylvania. THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE FOR JUNE 28 TO JULY 5, 1739, CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING: "PHILADELPHIA. - - - - - On the 30th of May past the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Richard Buffington, Senior, to the number of one hundred and fifteen, met together at his house in Chester County, as also his nine sons-and daughters in-law, and twelve great-grandchildren-inlaw. The pld man is from Great Marle, upon the Thames, in Buckinghamshire, in Old England, aged about 85, and is still heart, active, and of perfect memory. His eldest son, now in the sixtieth year of his age, was the first-born of English descent in this province."
Richard Buffington, Jr., married Phebe, daughter of John and Frances Grubb, and settled in West Bradford. His wife was a minister among Friends, and after his death married Simon Hadley, living in the edge of New Castle County. She died 3, 4, 1769, and was buried at Bradford Meeting on the 6th, at the same time that the mother of Humphry Marshall was interred. The children of Richard and Phebe were John, Frances (m to Samuel Osbourne), Phebe, Richard, Samuel, Henry, Catherine, Peter, Nathaniel, Jeremiah, Isaac and Joseph. Richard (3), born 11/23/1715-16, died 2/28/1781, married Mary Bate and Ann (Pyle) Woodward. By the first he had Curtis, Mary and Phebe, and by the second, Richard, Jesse, Ann, and Esther. Richard (4), born 12/18/1750-1, died 11/19/1803, married Rachel Baker, daughter of Richard and Rachael, and their son, the fifth Richard in direct descent, is living in West Marlborough, in his seventy-ninth year.
John Buffington, son of Richard (2), married Elizabeth Way and Jane Thatcher, and died 10/23/1774, leaving several children, of whom Robert, the eldest, was the grandfather of Wilson Buffington, of Unionville, a builder of numerous bridges. Richard, the second son, was a mason, and with his cousin Curtis built the easterly tavern in Marshallton. He left the neighborhood for a time during the Revolution, and his property was confiscated. His brother Jacob, was arrested as a Tory, but escaped from the guards and fled to Prince Edward Island, afterwards to England, but returned to Chester County before his death. Another brother, Joshua, was tried and acquitted.
Joseph Buffington, born 11/27/1803, at West Chester, died 2/3/1872, was for several years president judge of the district composed of Westmoreland, Armstrong and Indiana Counties, in this state. He was the son of Ephraim and Rebecca, and Ephraim was the son of Jonathon, the son of William, supposed son of Thomas, the son of the first Richard. Richard Buffington left a will on 7 January 1747/48
WILL_RICHARD BUFFINGTON. E. Bradford Township, Chester County, Pa.
Book B p 282 7 Jan 1747/8. 16 Feb. 1747
Wife- One room at the n.e. corner of the house with the cellar under it and 5 pounds a year and firewood sufficient for on fire brought convenient and one milch cow reasonably kept without any cost to her, one feather bed the one I now lieth on with suitable furniture as now is on case of drawers that stands in the said room and one walnut chest that stands in the house and forty shilling to buy other furniture with, during her widowhood. Only the feather bed and furniture and one case of drawers and chest and forty shillings worth of furniture as before mentioned forever.
Hannah Dain one bible worth thirty shillings,
Mary Turner one bible worth thirty shillings,
Elizabeth Freeman one bible of thirty shillings price,
Lida Martin one bible worth thirty shillings,
William Buffington all my wearing apparel,
Abigal Seed one bible worth thirty shillings,
Alice McArthur one bible worth thirty shillings and a horse named Roan,
Thomas Buffington deceased heirs five shillings,
Ann Hickman deceased heirs five shillings,
Ruth Harlan deceased heirs five shillings,
Richard Buffington deceased heirs five shillings,
John Buffington deceased heirs five shillings,
Joseph Buffington remainder of estate; real and person whatsoever and wheresoever if Joseph dies without heirs my will is that his portion shall descend to my two daughters Abigal and Alice equally. Owen Thomas minister of the Anabaptist society held at John Bentley's in the township of Newlin and county aforesaid 5 pounds. To the society before mentioned twenty pounds to be paid in the following manner, 5 pounds to be paid four years after my deceas, five pounds the ensuing year, five pounds more the ensuing year and five pounds the next ensuing.
Richard Kimbol two pounds ten shillings.
Executor: Joseph Buffington.
He died on 8 January 1747/48 at Chester County, Pennsylvania, at age 92. His estate was proved on 16 February 1747/48.