Magdalen Robeson

According to “Annals of the Swedes on the Delaware, From their First Settlement in 1636, To the Present Time,” by The Rev. Jehu Curtis Clay, D. D., the following marker appeared in what was formerly the center aisle of the church in 1834.  This marker appears to be missing today.

Here lieth the remains of Magdalen Robeson
eldest daughter of the late Rev. Andrew Rudman, commis-

sary of the Swedish Mission; born 24 February A.D.,
1699, married to Mr. Andrew Robeson A.D. 1718 and
after his death A.D. 1740, continued during the re-
mainder of her life a widow indeed. Died 25 February,
1769 aged 70 years.

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.