From the book Wakefield Memorial by Homer Wakefield pages 216-217
David Wakefield was born in 1735 on the family estate mentioned above to Robert and ?, Robert the son of Robert. David's siblings:
Robert b?;beheaded for complicity in a plot against Catholic rule in Ireland.
Gilbert b?;arrested with his brother Robert, and imprisoned for life.
Samuel, b?;escaped to Scotland in a row boat, when detected in plot against Catholic Church.
David escaped by hiding in a hogshead of clothing his wife Mary Jane or Elizabeth Wade? took with her onto ship sailing to America. This is between 1768 and 1773.
David had an Uncle who also emigrated to America, prior to 1783, and settled on the Junanitta River, PA and later removed to Nelson County, Ky.
He married Bridget Banks prior to immigrating. His children:
Mary born 1755
John born Feb 3, 1757 married 1786 to Elizabeth Alexander-this family may be familiar.
and there are more listed.
David's uncle Andrew who married Margaret Reddick resided on the family estate and remained there.
Any info on this family? Thanks, Cindy firstname.lastname@example.org