Robert buckley dating history
Restless, he left Maryland in 1748 to live under the watchful eye of his father’s friend, Mr. Young Robert flourished as a clerk at the merchant firm of Charles Willing & Co.
When Robert’s father died in 1750, he was left alone, without family, at the age of 16, in a new continent.
So many supplies came into Morris’s wharf that the Congress posted guards there at night.
Robert became increasingly active in the patriot cause.
During the Seven Years War the Crown put an embargo on sending indentured servants to America so the king could have more soldiers, and at the same time the Parliament enacted laws encouraging the slave trade from Africa. dabbled in this business for a while, but ultimately lost money on it.
Mary was a sister of William White, bishop for fifty years in the American Episcopal Church.
A year later, in 1770, he bought an eighty acre farm on the eastern bank of the Schuylkill River where he built a home he named “The Hills” in an area that is now Fairmount Park.
As soon as they could bring in workers from Europe they dropped the trade forever.
Shortly after the Seven Years War, Willing and Morris joined with other merchants in response to new changes in tax policy.