Mary JONES possible daughter of Robert Jones
John Biddle, founder of the MD family of his surname, settled in Cecil Co as early as 1687 near the headwaters of the Elk and Bohemia Rivers. At the time he was twenty-six years of age and may have been married.
His connection with Edward Biddle of Baltimore Co in the land of the Calverts, or with William Biddle of "Mount Hope," Burlington Co NJ the Quaker ancestor of the NJ and Philadelphia Biddles, has not been determined. Some investigators have considered him a younger brother of the latter. The Christian names of his children give a degree of credence to this supposition, and he came to America about the time of William Biddle's emigration. His Religious affiliations were, however, not with the Society of Friends, but with the Church of England. He and his wife were members of the historic parish of St Stephen's, north Sassafras, where his children and grandchildren were baptized, married and buried by the Rev Richard Sewell, or the Rev Hugh Jones, for a period of more that 66 years.
The Quit Rent Rolls, that unique system of the Lords Proprietary of MD which covered all the counties of the Province, show John Biddle to have been possessed, about 1707 of 200 acres on the south side of the Elk River and north side of Larramore Creek, called "Colleton," and another tract of 130 acres on the Bohemia River, known as "Jones Adventure." To these he made sundry substantial additions by purchase, notably on 23 March 1707 from Margaret Rowles, which plantation "George's Delight, he conveyed to his eldest son, John Biddle 4/4/1719.
Here, under the mid rule of the Lords Baltimore, John Biddle followed the pursuits of the gentleman planter: the rearing of his family, the cultivation of his lands and supervision of his slaves, and having passed the Psalmist span of life by an addition two years made preparations to leave his worldly affairs according to his good liking. His will executed 2 Oct 1733 probated 17 May 1734 devised to his son William all lands and plantation in the event of his having a male issue. Failing this a division of such lands and plantation was to be made between John, eldest son of his son John Biddle, and William, son of his son Thomas Biddle. To son Richard Biddle, not then of age, certain personalty was bequeathed, while specified jewelry was given to daughter Sarah, to Mary, wife of son John Biddle, and to Elizabeth wife of son Thomas Biddle. Slaves were given to daughter Sarah and to sons John, Thomas, and William, who were made executors.
 [S177] Personal notes Lee Guerra 1/10/2000
 [S208] "Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Vol 6"
 [S59] St Stephen's Parish Church Records Cecilton, MD
Sarah A maybe Huston
 of St Georges HD John Huston of Mt Pleasant De adm'r Sale of household goods and blacksmith tools (20 Sep 1870 2 3 DE Gazette)
 [S143] DE Census 1870
 [S88] DE Archives Probate File