Ralph Pyle

Brief Life History of Ralph

When Ralph Pyle was born on 31 January 1671, in Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Nicholas Pyle, Sr, was 45 and his mother, Edith Muspratt, was 36. He married Eleonor Rawlings on 31 December 1699, in Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. In 1728, at the age of 57, his occupation is listed as supervisor in Concord, Leacock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. He died in August 1741, in Concord, Leacock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 70, and was buried in Saint Johns Church, Concord Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Pyle
1671–1741
Eleonor Rawlings
1664–1726
Marriage: 31 December 1699
William Pyle
1700–1746

Sources (8)

  • Ralph Pile, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ralph Pile, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Ralph Pile, "Find A Grave Index"

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1728

Historical Boundaries: 1728: Chester, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1729: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

1728

Historical Boundaries: 1728: Chester, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1729: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pile ‘stake, post’ (via Old English from Latin pilum ‘spike, javelin’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark, or sometimes perhaps a nickname for a tall thin person.

Americanized form of Dutch Pijl: metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl ‘arrow’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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History of Ralph Pyle

Ralph Pyle was the son of Nicohlas Pyle and Edith Musprat, and the brother of Robert and Nicholas Pyle. Ralph came to America about 1683 and then returned to England and married Eleanor Rawlings on 3 …

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