Anthony and Ann Sturgis were Quakers, members of the Frenchay Monthly Meeting in the Parish of Winterburne, of Gloucester and Wiltshire, England. Anthony was a felt maker and hatter by trade.
Anthony married Ann UNKNOWN about 1668. (Ann UNKNOWN was born about 1650 in Prob. England, died on 5 Feb 1696 in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and was buried in Feb 1696 in Society of Friends Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.)
Anthony next married Dorothy UNKNOWN after 1696.
1 Will Book 1702 (Pennsylvania, 1702), B 221, #83, 1702. Surety: 4. Anthony Sturges - June 16, 1702 - wife Dorothy, Ten pounds per annum and 1/2 the moveables during life, and to have that Lentoe (where Stephen Lobb formerly lived) for her lifetime. To my daughter, Sarah Holdgate, 30 pounds, & to each of her children, 5 pounds. To daughter, Esther Huntsman, 20 pounds and to each of her children, 5 pounds. To son-in-law, Peter Long, 20 shillings and to each of his children, 5 shillings. To John Hart, the Keithens speaker, ten shillings. To son-in-law, Matthew Holdgate's daughter, by his first wife, five shillings. All my houses, land and tenements I give to ye heirs of my son Cornelius Sturges, whom I appoint sole Executor. None of the above legacies to be paid by my sole Executor, Cornelius Sturges, till after ye decease of my wife, Dorothy Sturges. Witness: Anthony Taylor, Samuel Nicholas, Thomas Brerdon, D. Hodgson.
2 Passengers & Ships Prior to 1684. Surety: 4. Anthony and Ann Sturgis, passengers aboard the Bristol Factor, orginating in Bristol, England; arrived Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4 Oct 1683.
Holmes, Map of Pennsylvania With Names of the First Purchasers Beginning A.D. 1681. Surety: 4. Anthony Sturgis is listed as number sixteen in the "References to the Several Inhabitants in Ye County of Chester" [presently the town of Berwyn]. On "second day of ninth month," 1683, he was granted a patent by William Penn to "a certain lott of Land in the Citty of Philadelphia situate between the Sixth and Seventh Streets from Delaware, etc.________." This land was the block on Arch Street between the Sixth and Seventh Streets. On September 2, 1691, he purchased a tract on the north side of High (Market) street extending from Third Street to Fourth Street which was lot 49 of original lots on Holme's map of Philadelphia. On this lot he built his home and established his business as a hatter. In addition, he owned 400 acres of land on Cooper's Creek, Camden, New Jersey. The square on Arch Street was used as a garden and the land in Chester County as his farm. He died in Philadelphia and was buried June 21, 1702, in the First Friends Burial Ground in Philadelphia.