Alexander Mathes, blacksmith, son of Hugh Mathes (of Donmurry, Co. Antrim) and wife Jane, was born circa 7 Mo. 1648, at Donmurry. Removed to Lurgan 12 Mo. 9, 1668. He was married 8 Mo. 7, 1671, to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Dorothy Harding, of near Makeralin, Co. Down. Children: John, b. 1 Mo. 24, 1672, at Lurgan; Jane, b. 1 Mo. 10, 1674, at Lurgan. |
Robert Chambers, son of Thomas Chambers, of Mooresome, near Gisbrough, Yorkshire, England, and wife Jane, was born in Moorsome, 9 Mo., 1646. Came to Ireland in 1661, and was married 5 Mo. 9, 1673, to Jane, daughter of Mark Wright and Ann, his wife, of Lygatory, Parish of Shankill, Co. Armagh. Children; John, b. 6 Mo, 5, 1674, at Dromgora; James, b. 7 Mo. 14, 1676, at Tanniferglasson.
James Greer, son of Henry Greer, of Newton, Parish of "Sheelbiller," Northumberland, England, and Mary, his wife, was born at Newton circa 4 Mo. 1653. Was brought to Ireland "ye same year." He was married 6 Mo. 20, 1678, to Elinor, daughter of John Rea and Elinor his wife, of Lissacurran, Parish of Shankill, Co. Armagh. She was born about 2 Mo. 25, 165-, at Lissacurran. Children: Henry, b. 1 Mo. 5, 1681, at Lissacurran; Mary, b. 12 Mo. 7, 1685; John, b. 7 Mo. 9, 1688; Thomas, b. 12 Mo. 1, 1690; James, b. 6 Mo. 18, 1693.
Henry Greer, of Lurgan, and Sarah Henderson, of Dunclady, were married at the house of Katharine Henderson, widow, in Dunclady, 5 Mo. 6, 1704.—Minutes 0f Ulster Province Mtg.
In 1673, County Tyrone, "Henry Greer had taken from him for Tithe by the said Edward ['Conrey Tithmonger for the Dean of Ardmagh'] and William Dickson, one stook of Wheat, three stocks of Rye, seventeen stocks of Oats, fifteen stocks of Barly, and cut one yard of Hey out of his Stack, being but eight yards in all worth one pound.
"Afterwards the said Edward forceably entered the said Henry's Stackyard, threw down a Stack, and took away what Corn he pleased; a Son of Henrys taking one of their Horses by the Bridle, said, he could find in his heart to take him to the Pound, the said Edward came behind him and knock'd him down with his Sword in the sheath, and the same day afterwards took out of his Barn what Corn he pleased."—William Stockdale, A Great Cry of Oppression, 30.
James Bradshaw, son of William Bradshaw, of Prestwaith Parish, near Manchester, Lancashire, England, and Elizabeth, his wife, was born there circa 4 Mo., 1619. Came to Ireland as a soldier in 1649. Was married 10 Mo. 24, 1657, to Ann, daughter of Robert Patterson, of Carrickfergus, and Katherine, his wife. Had ten children, as recorded in Lurgan records.
Robert Hoopes [Hoope] "Son of John Hoopes of Moorsom (neer Gisbrough) in Yorkshire in England, and of Isabell his wife, was born in Moorsom aforesd "8 Mo. 18, 1639." He came to Ireland Anno dom: 1660 being a tailor by trade. About the beginning of the eight moneth Anno dom: 1663 he took to wife Ellener ye daughter of John Hodgkinson and of An his wife of Preston in Anderness in Lancashire in England aforesd who was borne in the Sd towne about the Anno dom 1638: and had by her Children borne as followth": Ann, b. 10 Mo. 22, 1664, at Lurgan; John, b. 10 Mo. 4, 1666, at Lurgan; Abraham, b. 11 Mo. 14, 1668, at Lurgan.—Lurgan Records.
Robert Hoop, of County Armagh, in 1671, had taken from him for tithes, barley, flour, oats, and hay.—Besse's Sufferings of the Quakers, Vol. 11.
Robert Hoope and Ann Harding, both of Lurgan, were married at Lurgan, County Armagh, 9 Mo. 17, 1702.—Minutes of Ulster Province Mtg.
In 1680, "Robert Hoop and George Hodgen having a shop in Lurgin, the aforesaid John Weatherby ["Priest" of Parish of Shankill] bought some Broad cloth and other things of the said Robert and when he had bargained, pulled Mony out of his Pocket, and laid his hand on the Counter with Mony in it, and said, 'Cast up what it comes to, and I will pay you very well in your hand,' and while Robert was casting it up, he sent away the Taylor with the Goods, which come to sixteen shillings and a penny, and kept all for small Tithe, and other things, which he called Church-rights, due (as he said) from the said Robert and George, and although Robert told him of his treacherous dealing yet he went away and paid him nothing."—Stockdale,
Francis Robson, son of John Robson, of Farebee, Yorkshire, England, and wife Elizabeth, was born at Farebee, about 1607. When but young he was brought into Ireland. About 1634 he was married to Isabella, daughter of John Anderson, of Tanniferarbat. Parish of Sego, Co. Armagh, Ireland. Children: John, b. 1650, at Hillsborough, Co. Down; Catherine, b. 1651, at Killwarlin, Co. Down; Joseph, b. 1656, at Tanniferarbat; Joan, h. 1653, at same place; Jacob, b. 1 Mo. 1, 1663, at same place.—Lurgan Records.
William Edmundson, the founder of Quakerism in Ireland, m. in 1652, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Stanford, of Braniley, Derbyshire, England. She died in 1691 and he m. 2d, 10 Mo. 1, 1697, at Mountmelick Meeting, Ireland, Mary Strangman, who died in 1732. Children: Mary, b. 1654, at Antrim, m. William Fayle; William, b. 1655, at Lurgan, left Friends; Samuel, b. 1659, at Tineal, near Rosenallis; Hindrance, b. 1662, at Tineal, m. Scale; Susanna, b. 1666, at Tineal, m. Eleazer Sheldon; Anna, b. 1669, at Tineal, m. Lawrence Moore; Trial, b. 1671, d. 1722, m. in 1699, Abigail, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Johnson.
Children of Trial and Abigail Edmundson, all born at Tineal: William, b. 1700, d. 1705; John, b. 1701, d. 1705; Margaret, b. 1703, d. 1705; Caleb, b. 1705; Joshua, b. 1705, m. in 1744 Susanna, daughter of Tobias and Elizabeth Pim; Elizabeth, b. 1707; Abigail, b. 1709; William, b. 1712, m. 6 Mo. 6, 1750, Jane, daughter of Robert and Sarah Roberts; Samuel, b. 1714, m. Elizabeth Russell, of Dublin.
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Edmundson: Elizabeth, William, Thomas, Abigail, Hannah (m. Thomas Harvey), Samuel (m. Elizabeth), Joshua (m. in 1801, Charlotte Goff).—Data from Joshua William Edmundson , a Friend, of Dublin, grandson of Joshua and Charlotte Edmundson.
It has been said that William Edmundson's brother John was the same John Edmundson, a wealthy Quaker planter who resided in Talbot County, Maryland, as early as 1660; but this cannot be correct for as late as 1679 John Edmundson suffered persecution in Queen's County, Ireland, to which he had removed with his brother William.—Stockdale, A Great Cry of Oppression, 245; Rutty, 345; Besse, II., 466, 468.
At Ulster Province Meeting, 7 Mo. 27, 1695, the following friends were appointed to visit families:
10 Mo. 30, 1699. Friends appointed to get subscribers for Barclay's Apology: Old Castle, Balfyhaes, and Coothill, John Freeman, Merrick King, Thomas Hutton,and John Bell; Carrikfergus, Mathias Calvert; Ballymoney, James Moore and Eli Crockett.
At Ulster Province Meeting, 8 Mo. 3, 1702, "Whereas there is one George Mento who professes truth lives now att Bryans ford, and being about to undertake Some work for ye Lady Dungannon and he having no certificate from friends concerning faithful behaviour in truths way, and friends nott being assured of his honesty & punctuallity this meeting therefore thinks it convenient to avoid any reproach yt may happen to come upon truth by him do appoint Richard Mercer & Thomas Courtney to acquaint ye Said woman yt if She deal with trust, or putt any confidence in him it may be upon his own account, and not upon account, of his being called a Quaker."
At Ulster Province Meeting, 3 Mo. 1, 1703, Barclay's Apology to be delivered to: James Starr for Old Castle, John Combs for Lisburn, Saml. Wilkinson for Antrim, Eli Crocket for Ballymoney, Robert Miller for Dunlady, George Fox for Monallen, Eli Crocket for Coleraine, Edward Hudson for Grange, William Whitsitt for Charlemont, William Gray for Ballyhagen, Richard Boys for Ballinderry, John Walker for Lurgan, Mathias Calvert for Carrickfergus.
At Ulster Providence Meeting, 3 Mo. 30, 1702, "That friends be reminded to give account to ye next meeting how many of yt book called ye rise and progress they will take each friend to pay for what he takes, which being returned are as follows: Old Castle—3, Thomas Hutton; Charlemount—10, Wm. Whitsitt; Ballyhagen—19, William Gray; Lurgan—26, John Robson; Lisburn—33, Richd Boyes; Antrim—7, Thomas Wilkesson; Grange—4, Walter Clark; Ballymoney—7, Eli Crockett; Coleraine—5, William Wyly; Dunlady and Toberhead—6, Patrick Henderson and Robt Miller. Total, 115"
THE WRIGHT FAMILYJohn Wright1 and wife Elizabeth, from Castleshane. County Monaghan, Ireland, had settled in Menallen Twp., York, now Adams County, Pa., as early 1748, and were members of Warrington Monthly Meeting. A certificate for John Wright and children, directed to Sadsbury, was granted at New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, 4 Mo. 28, 1746. Their daughter daughter Rachel, as stated in her memorial2 "was born at Castleshane,3 in Ireland, in the year 1737, and removed to Pennsylvania with her parents, John and Elizabeth Wright, who, after some years, settled in York County, within the compass of Warrington monthly-meeting." They had nine children: I. Mary; II. Samuel; III. Rachel; IV. Joseph; V. Alice; VI. Benjamin; VII. John; VIII. Joel; IX. Jonathan.
I. Mary, m. 5 Mo, 9, 1753, at Menallen Friends' Mtg., to Samuel Hutton, of Menallen, son of Joseph Hutton, deceased.
II. Samuel Wright, m. 9 Mo. 4, 1754, at Huntington Friends' Meeting, now Adams County, Gertrude Wierman, daughter of William and Gertrude (Sietman) Wierman. He died probably about or prior to 1781, and she married secondly, William Ferguson, widower, of Menallen. She died in 1802, having had eight children by her first husband, Samuel Wright, as follows:
1. John Wright, m. 12 Mo. 12, 1781, at Menallen Friends' Meeting, to Ann Griffith, daughter of Thomas and Eve Griffith, of Menallen, and had seven children: Samuel, Thomas, Mary, William, Ann, John, and Rachel.III. Rachel, born in 1737, at Castleshane, Ireland; died 4 Mo. 19, 1777; m. 10 Mo. 31, 1759, at Menallen Mtg., William Farquhar, Jr. (b. 10 Mo. II, 1735), of Pipe Creek, Frederick, now Carroll Co., Md., son of William and Ann (Miller) Farquhar. She became a minister of the Society of Friends. Children: Joel and James.
(l.) Samuel Wright, b. 9 Mo. 27, 1783, m. 3 Mo. 28, 1804, at Menallen Mtg., Rebecca Harris, daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca Harris. Children: Jacob, Thomas, Rebecca, Barbara, Mary Ann, Nathan, Melinda, Ann, and Ruth Anna.2. Hannah, d. unmarried.
(2.) Thomas Wright, b. 8 Mo. 6, 1784, m. Anna Harris. Children: Israel, Leah, Lydia, Lucy, Harris, Hanson, Anna, Julia, and Isaac.
(3.) Mary Wright, b. 6 Mo. 5, 1786, m. 5 Mo. 27, 1807, at Menallen Mo. Mtg., Jacob Harris, son of Benjamin and Mary Harris. Children: John, b. 10 Mo, 9, 1808; Samuel, b. 11 Mo. 25, 1810; Mary Ann, b. 12 Mo. 31, 1812; Silas, b. 2 Mo. 19, 1815; Rachel, b. Mo. 12, 1817; Rebecca, b. 9 Mo. 5, 1819; Ellen, b. 10 Mo. 28, 1821; William; Benjamin.
(4.) William Wright, b. 12 Mo. 21, 1788, d. 10 Mo. 25, 1865, m. Phebe Wierman, daughter of William and Hannah (Griest) Wierman, at Huntington Mtg., 11 Mo. 7, 1817. She was born 2 Mo. 8, 1790, and d. 1 Mo. 30, 1873. They were both buried near their ancestors, in the graveyard at Huntington Friends' Meeting House, near York Springs, Adams Co., Pa. William Wright and his wife were probably the most active and prominent agents of the Underground Railroad in Adams County, and hundreds of slaves fleeing from southern masters found rest and shelter in their hospitable home until forwarded over the Underground Railroad to the promised land of Canada. Two interesting oil paintings of William and Phebe, his wife, are (1902) in possession of the only surviving child, Mrs. Annie Phillips, of Lancaster, Pa. Children: General William Wierman Wright, b. 7 Mo. 27, 1824, d. 3 Mo. 9, 1882, unmarried, buried beside his parents; Mrs. Rachel W. Day, d. 1901; Mrs. Hannah Mifflin, d. 1901; Mrs. Annie Phillips.
(5.) Ann, b. 3 Mo. 4, 1791.
(6.) John, b. 4 Mo. 8, 1793.
(7.) Rachel, m. John Farquhar. Children: Augustus, Sarah, Ann, Angeline, and Caroline.
3. Rachel, m. 6 Mo. 13, 1781, at Menallen Meeting, James Hodgson, son of John and Martha Hodgson, of Berkley Co., Va. Child: James.
4. William Wright, m. Agnes Tanger. Children: Agnes and Margaret.
5. Jesse, m. first, Alice Hammond, and had one child, Samuel; m., secondly, Catharine Davis, and had one child, Jesse (m. Elizabeth Mantz. Children: Eliza and Jane).
6. Benjamin Wright, m. first, Hannah Hendricks. Went to Kentucky and married a second time.
7. Samuel Wright, m. Eve Latchew. Children: Hannah, m. Nathan Harris, and removed to Salem, Ohio; Jane, m. Daniel Minnich; William; Jesse, m, Susanna Pittendorff. 8. Phebe, m. William Ferguson.
IV. Joseph Wright, m. in 1761, Mary Farquhar, daughter of William and Ann. Children: William, Samuel, Moses, Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel, and Susanna.
V. Alice, m. 1 Mo. 29, 1766, at Menallen Meeting, Samuel Hendricks, of Menallen. Children: Stephen, Elizabeth, and Hannah.
VI. Benjamin Wright, m. 5 Mo. 20, 1766, at York Mtg., York Co., Pa., Jane Falkner, daughter of Jesse Falkner, of Hellam Township, York Co. Children:
1. Martha, b. 8 Mo. lo, 1767, m. Levi Hutton. Children: Benjamin, m. Beulah Harris; Jane, m. Benjamin Harris. (Children: Samuel, Martha, etc.); Samuel; Jesse.VII. John Wright, b. 1739 or 1740, probably at Castleshane, Ireland; d. 6 Mo. 29, 1820; m. 9 Mo. 30, 1767, at Menallen Mtg., Elizabeth Hammond, daughter of John and Deborah Hammond. She was born in 1749 or 1750; d. 7 Mo. 23, 1824. Children:
2. John Wright, b. 9 Mo. 16, 1769, m. Susanna Griest. Children: Daniel, Benjamin, Jesse, Ann.
3. Alice, b. 11 Mo. 7, 1771, d. 7 Mo. 1777.
4. Jesse, b. 3 Mo. 30, 1774, m. in Virginia.
5. Elizabeth, b. 7 Mo. 12, 1776, d. unmarried.
6. Alice, h. 2 Mo. 16, 1779, m. David McCreary. Children: Benjamin, Thomas, David, Jesse.
7. Samuel B. Wright, m. Elizabeth Harvey. Children: William H., m. Jane Cook, dau. of Henry and Mary (Way); Martha; Ann, m. Moses Price; Rebecca.
8. Benjamin Wright, m. _______ Harvey.
9. Thomas Wright, m. a sister of Jesse's wife.
1. Deborah, b. 6 Mo. 23,1768; m. Jonathan Potts. Children: John, etc.VIII. Joel Wright m. Elizabeth Farquhar, daughter of William and Ann. Children:
2. Elizabeth, b. 4 Mo. 15, 1770; d. 12 Mo. 24, 1846; m. Jacob Koch. Children: John, Jacob, Ruth (m. John Blake).
3. Ruth, b. 2 Mo. 2, 1772; m. Thomas Hammond. Child, Elizabeth m. Eli Thomas, and lived in Salem, Ohio.
4. Sarah, b. 5 Mo. 4, 1774; m. George Wilson. Children: William; Mary Wierman; Benjamin m. Susan Wierman; Ruth m. James Wills and had two children (the late Judge David Wills, of Gettysburg, and Ruth, m. Walhay); John.
5. Rachel, b. 8 Mo. 6, 1777.
6. William Wright, b. 9 Mo. 29, 1778, d. 3 Mo. 8, 1853, m. Rachel Thomas. Children: Abel; Ellen, m. George Hewitt; Thomas, m. Charlotte Stewart; Isaac, m. Sarah Garretson; Elizabeth; Susanna.
7. Samuel, b. 4 Mo. 7, 1781.
8. John Wright, b. 4 Mo. 28, 1782; d. 12 Mo. 20, 1860; m. 10 Mo. 24, 1804, Alice Wilson. Children: Sarah, m. Enos McMillan, son of Jacob and Ruth (Griffith); George, m. Lucy Wright; Joel; Eliza, m. Jacob B. Hewitt; Ruth; Jane; Charles S., m. 9 Mo. 30, 1846, Hannah G. Penrose.
9. Nathan Wright, h. g Mo. 28, 1784, d. 10 Mo. 4, 1853, m. Elizabeth Harris, 10 Mo. 24, 1810. Children: Elijah, m. Mary ______; Maria; Hiram S., m. Alice Garretson; Ruthanna; Lydia; John, m. Mary Nebinger.
10. Mary, b. 8 Mo. 2, 1790, d. 10 Mo. 1, 1844, m. Daniel Davis. Children: Uriah and Franklin.
1. Allan Wright, m. ______ Ellicott.IX. Jonathan Wright, m. 5 Mo. 16, 1770, Susanna (Griffith, daughter of Thomas Griffith, deceased, and Eve, his wife. Removed to Ohio in 1801, and finally settled at Poplar Ridge, Fayette Co., Ind. Children: Thomas, agent to the Cherokee Indians in Mississippi; Rachel, m. Benjamin Farquhar; Elizabeth, m. John Shaw; Mary; Jonathan, m. Susan Jones; Joel; Phebe, m. Oliver Mathews; Susanna; Rebecca.—See Friends Intelligencer for 2 Mo. 29, 1896, Vol. LIII, pp.; Literary Era, Vol. VII., 125.
2. Ann, m. Joseph Elgar. Two daughters: Elizabeth and Margaret.
3. Jonathan Wright, m. Mary Hatenian. Children: Mahlon, Aaron, Josiah, Hannah (m. Dr. Plummer).
4. Rachel, m. Joseph Hibberd.
5. Israel Wright, m. Leah Ferree, of Lancaster County. Children: Oscar and Isaac.
6. Elizabeth, m. Jarrett Cowman.
1. Sources of information: Meeting Records; MS. Chart of Wright Family, made about 1840, by General William Wiermian Wright, etc. At Warrington Mo. Mtg., 10 Mo. 14, 1775, one Elizabeth Wright produced a certificate of removal from Grange, near Charlemont, Ireland.
2. A Testimony from Pipe Creek Mo. Mtg., Md., concerning Rachel, wife of William Farquhar, Jr.—A Collection of Quaker Memorials, printed at Phila., in 1787, page 388.
3. A Friends' meeting was established at Castleshane, 1723.—Rutty, 343.
THE FARQUHAR FAMILYAllen Farquhar, who was not a Friend, came from Ireland, and in 1725 and 1726 was a resident taxable in Chester County, Pa., as of New Garden Township. After this he removed to Pipe Creek, now Carrol County, Md. His son William, b. in Ireland 7 Mo. 29, 1705. d. at Pipe Creek 9 Mo. 21, 1778, remained in Chester County for some time, and became a member of New Garden Mo. Mtg. , where he married, 2 Mo. 19, 1733, Ann Miller, daughter of James and Katharine (Lightfoot) Miller, also from Ireland (see pages 356-7). In 1735 they removed to Pipe Creek, taking a certificate of removal to Hopewell Mo. Mtg., in Virginia, and settled near where the town of Union Bridge, Carrol County, Md., now stands, on land conveyed to him by his father, with the provision that he was to move from "ye province of Pennsylvania to ye province of Maryland," and occupy the same.
William Farquhar was influential in establishing the Friends' Meeting at Pipe Creek, the meetings for the first few years being held at his house. Children of William and Ann Farquhar: James, b. 1733; William, b. 10 Mo. 11, 1735, m. (1) Rachel Wright and (2) Mary Baily; Allen, b 10 Mo. 16, 1737, m. Phebe Hibberd; Mary. b. 11 Mo. 22, 1739, m. Joseph Wright; George, b. 6 Mo. 9, 1742; Samuel, b. 5 Mo. 8. 1745, m. Phebe Yarnall; Elizabeth, b. 6 Mo. 13, 1748, m. Joel Wright; Moses, b. 11 Mo. 3, 1750; Susanna, b. 9 Mo. 1753, m. Solomon Shepherd.
Allen Farquhar, another son of Allen the emigrant, died 12 Mo. 12, 1800 in his 8ist year, and Sarah his wife 7 Mo. 4, 1829, in her 97th year. They had seven children: Thomas, b. 11 Mo. 16, 1751, m. Hannah Edundson; Sarah b. 11 Mo. 13, 1753; William, b. 12 Mo. 24, 1755; Rachel, b. 2 Mo. 7, 1764; Robert, b. 7, Mo. 13, 1766; Mary, b. 11 Mo. 6, 1769; Samuel, b. 9 Mo. 31, 1772.—Cope, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, 202—3.
THE McMILLAN FAMILY"Thomas McMullen of Grange meeting in County of Antrim & Deborah Marsh" [daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth (Rogers) Marsh] of [Grange] meeting [near Charlemont, County Armagh, Ireland] "were married near Charlemount on ye 10th day of ye 5 Mo. 1727 as by certificate may appear."—Minutes of Ulster Province Meeting, Ireland.
Thomas McMillan seems to have lived for some years within the limits of Ballinacree Meeting, near Ballymoney, County Antrim; then in 1738 or 1739 he removed with his wife Deborah and children to Pennsylvania, and settled near his father-in-law, Joshua Marsh, in East Nantmeal Township, Chester County. On his arrival he produced the foll6wing certificate of removal to Goshen IVIonthly Meeting (8 Mo. 15, 1739):
"From our men's meeting held in Ballanacree the 6th of ye 3 mo. 1738 To friends in Pro: Pennsylvania or elsewhere in them parts Lo friends we hereby acquaint & Certify you that Thomas McMollin his Wife and Family lived within the Compass of our Meeting for several Years and always Behaved themselves pretty orderly for anything known to us & leaveth this in unity with us & free of Debts a man Sc woman of a Good Report and Pretty well beloved both by friends and others and so Concludes with desires that you will be pleased to afford them Such Councel & advice in the further Conduct of their Life as the Lord may Enable you with all; Signed in and on behalf of said Meeting by
Recorded in Goshen Mo. Mtg. Book of Removals, p. 56, Goshen Mo. Mtg. Records, at Friends' Library, 142 North Sixteenth Street, Philadelphia.
About 1749 or 1750 he went with his family to York County, and settled on a tract of 193½ acres of land called Adington, in Warrington, now Washington, Township, granted by the Penn Proprietors by warrant dated May 29, 1749.1 He died in 9 Mo., 1753, and was buried in the burial ground at Warrington Friends' Meeting House, near the present village of Wellsville. Letters of administration on his estate were granted Aug. 8, 1754, to his widow, Deborah McMillan. She died 9 Mo. 22, 1764, and was buried beside her husband Their graves lie in the McMillan row at Warrington, and although it was contrary to the rules of discipline obtaining in the Society of Friends at that time, the graves were carefully marked by thin, neatly-cut sandstones, scarcely a foot in height, which still remain in a good state of preservation, and if one kneels and scrapes away the moss and lichens which have grown over the stones he may read the inscriptions:
Thomas and Deborah (Marsh) McMillan had five children: I. John, II. George, III. William, IV. Mary, V. Elizabeth.
1. See Patent Deed, granted to his son George McMillan, Dec. 5 ,1771, by Thomas and John Penn. Patent Book AA, Vol. 13, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Harrisburg, Pa.
2. According to the record in his family Bible, " Printed by Alexander Kincaid His Majesty's Printer MDCCLXII," now (1902) in possession of a descendant, Elmira J. Cook, Flora Dale, Adams Co., Pa.
3. Recorded in Warrington Marriage Book, page 29. The original MS. is in the possession of a descendant, Mrs. Emma Wickersham Pyle, 720 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, Cal.
4. Three of his letters, written in 1814, 1815, and 1826, are in possession of a great-grandson, the writer.
THE MARSH FAMILYJohn Marsh, a Friend, of Armagh, County Armagh, Ireland, was residing in that town as early as 1664, for in his will, dated 1688, he mentions "the half tenement and Garden plott Situate lying and being in the Scotch Street in Ardmagh which I have by lease from the primate of Ireland bearing date the twentyeth day of October 1664." He was staunch and true to his Quaker principles and on account of them had to endure severe persecutions. From the record of these sufferings it was evident that he was a thrifty yeoman or farmer, having servants and cattle and sheep, and raising wheat, oats, barley, etc. In 1660, "John Marsh [County Armagh] being sued for Milch-money and Offerings, to the value of about 3£. at the Manner Court of Loughall (by Humphrey Pettard Priest) had taken from him so many of his Cattel as were worth 18£."
"The said John Marsh being sued again, in the said Court, for five years' Tythe of sixty-two Sheep (by the said Priest) had the very whole number of sixty two Sheep taken from him (being all he had) worth 12£." (Holme and Fuller, A Brief Relation, 25.)
In 1666, for refusing to pay tithes he had taken from him "Cattle and Sheep worth £30,"(Besse's Sufferings of the Quakers, II., 475.) and in 1669 "John Marsh being sued for Priests and Clarks Dues (so-called) and such like things, to the value of 8s. 3d. in a Temporal Court at Anhnagh, by Thomas Blevin Clark, had taken from him by the Bailiffs, a Brass Pot, and four Pewter Dishes, worth £1. 17s.(Holme and Fuller, A Brief Relation, 27. ) In 1673, he was one "Of those who suffered Distress for Tithes of Corn, Hay, &c."(Besse's Sufferings of the Quakers, II., 278. ) "In this and some preceding Years, several had suffered Distress for refusing to contribute to the repairing of the Parish Worship-house at Kilmore, in the County of Armagh." Among these, from John Marsh were taken "two Heifers, three Sheep, and two Calves, worth £3. 7s."(Ibid., II. ,479.) In 1673 "John Marsh had taken from him for Tithe, for the Dean of Ardmagh, forty three stooks of Barly and fifteen car-loads of Hey, all worth one pound sixteen shillings."(William Stockdale, A Great Cry of Oppression, 29.)
"Anno 1674. Isabel Lancaster, Servant to John Marsh, of the County of Armagh, was sued in the Primate's Temporal Court for carrying Home her Master's Corn, under Pretence of its being Tithe, though it was neither markd nor set forth as such. An Execution was obtained against her, on which she was imprisoned in the Bayliff 's House, and after two Weeks removed thence to another Bayliff's, where she was detained six months."(Besse, II., 480.)
In 1674 "John Marsh had taken from him for Tithe, by the Servants of James Downham, Dean of Ardmagh, thirty stooks of Barly out of two hundred thirty eight, and nine stooks of Oats out of three score and ten, worth one pound four shillings six pence."(Stockdale, 40.) He also suffered similar persecutions in 1675 and in 1676.
At the time of the making of his wjl] John Marsh was "Sick in body" and probably died about that time, in 1688, leaving Dorothy, his wife, to survive him. Children, probably by Dorothy, his wife, were: Joseph, Rebecca, Sarah, Hester, and perhaps others. The following is a copy of the will;
"The last Will and Testyment of John Marsh of Ardmagh in the Prsh and County of the Said Ardmagh being Sick in body but perfect in Memory in Which Will And testyment and for the due pformance thereof I doe Constytute apoynt and ordeaine My beloved Wife Dorothy My onely and Soale Executorex
imps—I doe desire that my body may buryed in the burying place in the Towne land of the Munney near Killmore where many of my deare friends have been formerly buryed and as to my Worldly goods I disposose of them as followeth
first—I give to my eldest daughter Namely Hester five Shillings to be paid to her att the end or within one yeare from the date hereof
2dly—I give to my daughter Sara five Shilling to be paid her att the end or within one yeare as aforesaid
3dly—I give unto my daughter Rebecca one Pound to be given her att the end or within one yeare from the date hereof
4th—I give unto Jonathan fletcher my grandson two pounds ten Shillings to be payd unto whom I Shall nomynate in trust for his use att the end or within two yeares from the date hereof
5thly—I give unto Joshua Marsh and Margery Marsh Son and daughter of my Son Joseph Marsh deceased the half tenement and Garden plott Situate lying and being in the Scotch Street in Ardmagh which I have by lease from the primate of Ireland bearing date the twentyeth day of October 1664 with alsoe the Said lease of the Same with all the apurtenants thereunto belonging paying and performing for the Same all rents and other dutyes due to the bond Contained in the Said lease from the time they Shall renewe the Said halfe tenement
6th—I give unto my grandaughter Hanna Shaw four pounds to be payd unto those whom I shall hereafter in trust [appoint] to receive itt for her use within or att the end of two years from the date hereof
7th—I doe by these present Nominate ordeane and apoynt William Lawder of the Said Armagh Robert Robinson of Bellyhagan and ffergus Saftlaw of Bellyhamy both in the psh of Killmore and County of Ardmagh aforesaid to demand and receive from my Said executorex the aforesaid two pounds ten Shill given to Jonathan above Said and the Said four pounds given to my grandahter Hanna aforesaid) to dispose of the fund for the use of the said Jonathan and Hanna for their best advantage and to be accountable [for ?] the same when the said Jonathan and Hanna Shall Come to age Con [torn 1 inch] to desire futh account
8thly—And lastly I draw and bequeath all the rest of my worldly goods and Chattells of all kindes and sorts what soever for the payment of my debts and for the use and maintenance or my Said beloved wife my onely and Soale executorex as witness my hand and Seale this 7th day of the 11th month Called January 1688.
Joshua Marsh, of Drumanicannon, Parish of Sego, County Armagh, son of Joseph Marsh, was married, 6 Mo. (Aug.), 28, 1695, at Friends' Meeting place at Alexander Christy's, County Armagh, to Elizabeth Rogers, of Drumanicannon, possibly a daughter of John Rogers, whose name appears at the head of the list of men signers to the marriage certificate. Christy Rogers, who heads the list of the women signers, may have been the mother. The following interesting records of the marriage have been found:
"At our [Ulster] Province Meeting held at Richard Boyes" house [near Ballinderry, County, Antrim] ye 6th of ye 5th Mo. 1695 . . . Joshua Marsh and Elizabeth Rogers haveing apeared and Declared their Intentions of Marrage with each other before This Meeting and at present nothing appearing to Obstruct them, ye Meeting have taken Their Intentions into Consideration and have apointed Alexr Mathews Lawrence Allyson Margrit Christy & Aylce Williams To make Enquiry Concerning Their Clearness and Consent of Parents and return their answer to The next Province Meeting, a Certificate from ye Sd Eliz: father of his Con- sent To ye Sd Intended Marage."
"At our Province Meeting held at Ballyhagen [County Ar- magh] ye 17''' day of y"= 6''' month 1695 ffriends of Ballyhagen Meeting and friends of The Meeting beyond Charlemont [Upper Grange Meeting], have agreed that once in two mens Meetings Some friends from Ballyhagen Meeting goe to ye mens Meeting beyond Charlemont And also That Some friends from beyond Charlemont goe to The mens Meeting at Ballyhagen once in two mens Meetings. . . .
Joshuah Marsh and Elizabeth Rogers haveing appeared ye Second time and Declared their Intentions of Marrage before this Meeting as formerly and the partyes appointed to make enquiry Concerning their Clearness and Consent of Parents have returned Their answers That they find nothing To Obstruct Them but That they may lawfully marry, So its The apointmt of this Meeting That ye Said Joshua Marsh do publish (or Cause to be Published) Their Said Intentions in two Severall Meetings at (or neer) Lurgan, and in two Severall Meetings at Monnallon, and if no Thing Then apear against Them They may at a Convenient Season Take each other in Marrage, Alexr Mathes, John Hoope, and William Porter are desired To See ye Said Marrage be perfected in good Order."
The marriage was accordingly accomplished on the 28th of 6 Mo. (Aug.), 1695. The names of the signers to the marriage certificate appear in the following order in the old Marriage Record Book of Lurgan Meeting (page 121):
In addition to his share in the leased property in the town of Armagh, bequeathed to him by his grandfather John Marsh, Joshua Marsh owned a small farm in Ireland; for in his will, made in Pennsylvania in 1747, he mentions "my farm in Belenacar in Clambrasel in the County of Armagh in the Kingdom of Ireland Containing Thirty three Acres of Land with the Rights members and Appurtnances thereof."
Early in the spring of 1736. Joshua and his son John began to make ready to remove with their famihes to Pennsylvania. " Att a mens [Preparative] meeting [at Grange, near Charleniont, County Armagh] held ye 2d of ye 4th month  Joshua March having an Intention to transport himself & family to America & desires from us a certificate therefore Jacob Marshill & James Pillar is desired to draw Suitable ones for him & his Son John . . . yt they may be Signed next meeting."
In accordance with the request of the meeting certificates2 were drawn up as follows:
"From our Monthly Meeting of men & women friends, held at Grange Near Charlimount in the North of Ireland ye 2 of 4 Mo. 1736. To friends and Brethren of pensylvania or elsewhere in America Greeting.
"Dear Friends whereas our friend Joshua March [Marsh] & his Wife Did Acquaint us Some Time Ago that they had a mind to transport themselves & family to pensylvania or Some place in America and Desires of us a Certificate we therefore Do Certify that He the Sd Joshua & his wife was of an orderly Life & good Conversation Both amongst us their Brethren as amongst their Neighbours where they Dwelt & now Leaveth us in Unity they had also the privilege of Sitting in our Meeting of Disapline likewise their three children Viz Jonathan peter and Abigail were of Orderly Lives & Conversation whilst here & is free from marriage or any Entanglement that way & all the Above friends have left this place free from Debts or Defraud to any man & we have Cause to hope & believe that they will So behave themselves for ye future yt they may Deserve ye Religious notice & Care of friends for their good.
"Signed by order & on behalf of our Sd Meeting by
"From our Men & Womens Meeting held at Grange Near Charles Mount in Ireland ye 2 of ye 4th mo 1736 to friends of pensylvania or Elsewhere In America Greeting Whereas our friends John March [Marsh] & his wife Did sometime ago Acquaint us that they had to transport themselves to pensylvania or Some place In America & Desires of a Certificate we therefore do Certifie yt the Said John March & his wife hath behaved themselves Orderly amongst us their Brethren & Sisters Also was of a peaceable Life & Conversation amongst their Neighbours having Left us & our Neighbours Clear of Debt They had Also privilege to Set in our Meetings for Decipline & we hope they will So behave as will deserve the Religious Notice & Care of our friends & Brethren whose it may Please Divine providence So to order their Lot to Settle & Remain.
"Signed by order & on behalf our Said Meeting by
In the spring of 1736, shortly after the signing of the above certificates, the Marsh family started on the long and wearisome voyage to Pennsylvania, where they arrived, it is believed, some time in August, for in John Marsh's land warrant, dated Nov. 24, 1736, he is mentioned as having been settled on the land "about three months." The two families of the father and son settled near each other on two tracts of land in East Nantmeal Township, Chester County, adjoining other Irish Friends, William and Timothy Kirk, of the Kirks of Lurgan Meeting, County Armagh. Soon after their settlement the Marshes were received as acceptable members of Goshen Monthly Meeting, Chester County, as appears from the following extracts from the minutes of that meeting:
Minute of Men's Meeting, 8 Mo. 18, 1736.—"John Marsh Produced a Certificate to this Monthly Meeting from the Monthly Meeting of friends held at Grange near Charlemount in ye North of Ireland dated ye 2d of ye 4 Mo: 1736 in behalf of himself & wife [Elizabeth] which [is] to friends Satisfaction and ordered to be recorded."
Minutes of Women's Meeting.—"At our Monthly Meeting held at Goshen the Eighteen Day of Eighth Month  Elizabeth Marsh Produced to this Meeting a Certificate from Friends in Ireland jointly with her Husband which we accept on her behalf."
Minutes Men's Meeting.—"At our Monthly Meeting held at Goshen ye 15th day of ye 9th Mo. 1736 Joshua March [Marsh] Produced a Certificate to this Monthly Meeting from the Monthly Meeting of friends at Grange in Charlemount in the North of Ireland dated ye 2d of ye 4th month last in behalf of himself & wife [Elizabeth] & 3 of his children, Viz: Jonathan. Peter & Abigail which is to the Satisfaction of friends here & ordered to be Recorded."
Minutes of Women's Meeting.—"At our Monthly Meetnig held at Goshen the Fifteenth Day of the Ninth Month  . . . Elizabeth Marsh Produced to this Meeting a Certificate from the Monthly Meeting of Grange in Ireland which this Meeting Accepts on her behalf."
Joshua Marsh settled on a tract of two hundred acres of land which he purchased from the Penn Proprietors. The following abstract of his land title is from the records preserved in the Department of Internal Affairs, at the capital, Harrisburg, Pa.:
No. 55. Joshua Marsh, of Chester Co., Pa., warrant for 200 acres of land "Adjoyning the Lands of John Griffith and John Rees in the Township of Nantmill," granted October, 26, 1737; patented Oct. 12. 1742. 195 acres returned (A. 10, p. 505).(See Survey, No. 446, , Hist Soc of Penn'a.)
Patent Deed: (Survey, May 10, 1738.)
John, Thomas, and Richard Penn, Proprietors of Penn'a., on Oct. 12, 1742, patented to Joshua Marsh, of Chester Co., in consideration of £30, 4s., 195 acres of land in Nantmeal Twp., Chester Co. , described as follows,—
Beginning at a corner marked hickory, in a line of William Kirk's land, and from thence extending by John Griffith's land, W. by N. 210 P. to a marked chestnut; thence by William Branson's land, N. 81 P. to a post, thence by John Ree's land, E. N. E., 113 P. to a black oak marked, and N. N. W., 4S P. to a marked black oak: thence by the lands of the said William Branson, N. E. by E., 44 P. to a post; thence by Daniel Brown's land, S. S. E. 76 P. to a marked chestnut, N. E. by E. 60 P. to a marked black oak and S. S. E. 30 P. to a marked hickory; thence by vacant land, S. 60° E. 80 P. to a marked hickory; thence by the said William Kirk's land S. W. by W. 135 P. to a marked black oak and S. E. by S. 60 P. to place of beginning, containing 195 acres and allowance.
Joshua attended Uwchlan Friends' Meeting until the establishment of Nantmeal Meeting in 1740, and was appointed a representative from Uwchlan Preparative to Goshen Monthly Meeting. to which Uwchlan was subordinate. The minutes of the Monthly Meeting show that he was appointed on committees to inquire into requests for certificates of removal, to oversee marriages, etc. His name appears for the last time in the meeting records, 9 Mo. 1, 1745, when he signed a marriage certificate. He was taxed in East Nantmeal Township, in. 1737-8, is.; in 1739, is. 3d; in 1740-1, 1S. 6d.(Tax Lists in County Commissioners' Office, West Chester, Chester Co., Pa.)
He died probably in the spring of 1748, for his will was made August 18, 1747, and probated May 17, 1748. As his wife is not mentioned in the will, he must have survived her. The following is a copy of the will:
"I Joshua Marsh3 of East Nantmell, in the County of Chester in the province of Pennsylvania yeoman being in Health of body and of Sound disposing Mind and memory in thankfullness of heart to almighty God for his mercies and favors and in Consideration of the uncertainty of our Time here do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in Manner following.
Imprimis its my Will that after my Decease my body be buried in a Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter Named and as for what temporal Estate it hath Pleased God to Bestowe Upon me in this Life, I Give Devise and Dispose of the Same in manner Following.
In the first place its my Will that my just Debts and Funeral Charges be paid and Discharged
Item I Give to my Son John Marsh the sum of Five Shillings Lawful Money of this Province
Item I Give to my son George Marsh Five Shillings Money Aforesaid
Item, I Give to my son Peter Marsh Five Shillings Money aforesaid
Item I Give to my Daughter Deborah McMuUen Five Shillings Money Aforesaid
Item I Give to my Daughter Abigail Atherton Five Shillings Money aforesaid
Item, I Give and Bequeath all my Personal Estate & Goods and Chattels after my Debts Funerall Charges and Legacies Aforesaid are Paid and Discharged unto my Son Jonathan his Executors and Administrators
Item I Give and Devise all and Singular my Messuage Plantation and Tract of Land whereon I now Live in East Nantmell aforesaid with the rights members and Appurtances thereof unto my sd Son Jonathan Marsh his heirs and Assigns for Ever
Item I Give and Devise that my farm in Belenacar in Clambrasel in the County of Armagh in the Kingdom of Ireland Containing Thirty three Acres of Land with the Rights members and Appurtances thereof Unto my Said Son Jonathan Marsh his heirs and Assigns Forever.
Item I Nominate and Appoint my son Jonathan Marsh to be sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament and Lastly I do Revoke and Declare to be null and void all Former and other wills and Testaments by me Made in word or writing and do Declare this only to be my Last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal Dated the Eighteenth Day of the Sixth Month Called August Anno Dom 1747
The following inventory of the estate of Joshua Marsh was filed at Chester, then the county seat of Chester County, May 2, 1748:
"the 26th Day of ye 3d: moth: in ye year 1848 A true Inventory of the goods and efects of Joshua Marsh deceased
Appraised by us the Day &
year above written
Joshua and Elizabeth (Rogers) Marsh had children as follows: I. Deborah; II. Joseph (?); II!. John; IV. George; V. Abigail; VI. Peter; VII. Jonathan.
1. Public Record Office, Dublin.
2. Pages 39, 52, Book of Certificates of Removal Received of Goshen Monthly Meeting, Penna, in the vault, Friends' Library, 142 N. l6th Street, Phila.
3. Papers No. 1144, Book 3, p. 15, Register's Office, West Chester, Pa.
4. See Lewis Walker and Descendants, by Priscilla Walker Streets.
5. Will in Register's Office, York, Pa.
6. Register's Office, York, Pa.
7. Papers No. 1217, Register's Office, West Chester, Pa.
8. Records of Orphans' Court, Vol. V., 51, in office of Clerk of the Courts, West Chester, Pa.
THE MACKEY FAMILY.John Mackey, or Mackie, of Kincon, Parish of Kilmore, County Armagh, "being weak in body, but perfect in memory," made his will 4 Mo. 11, 1699. First. He leaves to his wife the third part of "all my goods & Chattells quick and dead within and without and alsoo my house & Land duering her Life and after her decease to fall to my Sons Joseph and Benjamin" to be equally divided between them.
Item. "After my wifes third parte is taken off I doe give the one half of what remains to my Son William and my Son Joseph and my daughter Rebecca," to be divided equally.
Item. "I leave the other halfe to my Son Benjamin and my daughter Martha" to be equally divided.
Item. Wife to be executrix.
Item. William Brownlee, Jr., and William Gray to be over seers and guardians to see that "my wife doe fully execute this my will."
Lastly. Directs that his "body be buried in the buering Place in the mueny belonging to the meeting of bailey hagen."
Witness: Charles Brown John Alackey [Seal]
7 Mo. 6, 1699, William Macky, David Kell, Joseph Mackey certify that they have " Received full Satisfaction of our mother concerning our fathers Last will." (Records of Ballyhagen Meeting)
Children of John Mackey1: I. Joseph, II. William, III. Benjamin, IV. Rebecca, and V. Martha.
Mary Sweethen, of Cloughan, Parish Kilmore, County Armagh, was married, 8 Mo. 22, 1702, to John Lenox of Drycroency, Parish Clanfekill, at Ballyhagen Meeting; among signers were Alexander Sweethen, John Hinshaw, Dorothy Hinshaw, Elinor Whinery, Roliert Lennox, Thomas Hinshaw, John Whinery.
1. Marriage Book Ballyhagen (Richhill) Meeting.
THE MOORES OF BALLINACREE, COUNTY ANTRIMBallinacree Meeting.—At Ulster Province Meeting, 2 Mo. 27, 1702, "The former desire from this meeting concerning building a meeting house for yt meeting near Ballymony being renewed & discoursed att this meeting butt for want of Some friends from yt & Colerain meetings this meeting cannot have So Satisfactory account as they could desire what methods may he taken to answer friends desire in ye matter: therefore its ye desire of this meeting yt one or more friends from those meetings do allways hereafter attend yr pro: meeting & yt if no progress be made towards building a meeting house nor James Moore ye younger willing to accept or receive ye meeting or allow ground to build a meeting house upon, then ye mens Meet, of yt quarter is desired to endeavour to gett a convenient place about ye center of friends to build a meeting house & conveniency for friends horses. And if ye friends of those meetings are nott willing to be at ye charge, to propose ye Same to this meeting who is willing to help & advise ym therein, concerning, which this meeting desires answer to ye next province meeting."
At the Province Meeting 4 Mo. 21, 1707, "Friends of Ballymony meeting give account yt [they] are making preparation towards building a meeting house, tho they have not yett gott ye place made Sure So they are Still desire to continue their care."
Whether or not the plans for building a meeting-house were carried out at this time I have been unable to determine. In 1796, Thomas Scattergood (Memoirs, 190) records in his journal that he "Rode to Ballynacree, and on the 22d (1 Mo.) held the preparative Meeting. This meetinghouse joins a dwelling, and on sitting down, it seemed like sitting in a cellar: two men, two women and three children composed it." On a visit in 1809, Thomas Shillitoe (Life of Friends' Library, 120-1) says that Ballinacree Meeting consisted of parts of two families and that the Meeting-house was under the same roof as a dwelling. On my visit in 1900 I found that the Society at this place was extinct and was unable to locate the site of the meeting-house; but I saw the old Friends' burial ground called the Lamb's Fold, at Enogh, near O'Hara Brook, about two miles west of Ballymoney.
James Moore,' Quaker, was residing on an extended estate in the Townland of Ballinacree, about three miles to the northwest of Ballymoney, Parish of Hallymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, as early as 1675. In that year he had "taken from him for Tithe, by James Cunningham, Tithemonger under John Dunbar Priest of Bellimunny Parish, twelve Stooks of Barley, forty nine Stooks of Oats, and seven car-loads of Hey, all worth three pounds four shillings six pence." (Stockdale, A Great Cry of Oppression, 48, printed in 1683.) The following year the same "Priest" took his oats, barley, wheat, and hay to the value of £2. 13s.; and thus each year down to 1682 he suffered a similar loss. In 1682, the birth of a son is thus recorded in the Friends' Registers: John Moore, son of James and Elizabeth Moore, of Ballynacree, County Antrim, was born 6 Mo. 9, 1682.
A Friends' Meeting (Rutty, 343) was established at Ballinacree, near Ballymoney, in 1673, and doubtless was held at James Moore's house, as later meetings were regularly held there. John Gratton, a Quaker minister, notes in his Journal (183) under date of 6 Mo. 14, 1696, that he lodged at "J Moor's " at Ballinacree. James Moore's daughter Alice was married in a Friends' Meeting at his own house, 10 Mo. 17, 1697, to Thomas Irwin, of Lisnegarvy (Minutes of Ulster Province Meeting). 6 Mo. 13, 1698 at the Province Meeting there is mention of "ye men and womens meeting held at James Moors ye 3th of ye 2 Mo. 1698." From this time on there are constant references to this meeting. In 1698, James Moore, of Ballymoney, was appointed on a committee of the Province Meeting to obtain subscribers for Barclay's Apology.
Thomas Story, a Quaker minister, gives the following account (Journal, 537) of his visit to the Moores, in 1716:
"On the 18th [7 Mo.], the great Rains having raised the Waters, we had but a small Meeting at Dunclaudy; but a very broken tender Time it was, and we were generally comforted. That Evening I went forward about ten Miles to James Moor's at Ballimuny; but his Wife being ill he directed us to his Son James about a mile farther; where we staid that night.
"On the 19th I had a Meeting near James Moor's, the elder; which was small, being Harvest, and wet weather, and not so open as the last; and yet a good Meeting. That Evening I went over the River again to Ely Crocket's."
The following is an abstract of the will of James Moore, made in 1727, and probated by his three sons who are styled "Quakers":(Public Record Office in Dublin.)
Abstract of the will of James Moore, of Ballynacreemore, Parish of Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, dated Dec. 29, 1727.
My son Wm. Moore out of the £500 he oweth me by bonds to pay the following legacies: to his son John Moore £100: to his son Clotworthy Moore £50; to his son James Moore £50; to his daughter Jean Whittsitt £5o. The remaining ;if 250 I leave and bequeath to himself. I also bequeath to him the Quarter Land of Lischeighan during his natural life, then to his son John Moore and his heirs male forever, and failing male heirs in him to the next of male kindred; also to him my silver Tankard.
My son James Moore out of the £500 he oweth me by bond to pay the following legacies: to the five children of my son George Moore,—William, James, George, Sarah, and Elizabeth Moore, £20 each when they come of age, with interest at six per cent; to my daughter Alice Erwin's children £100 and six small silver spoons—the £100 to be put at interest and the interest to be paid to my daughter Alice Erwin during her life and at her death to be given to her children as she is pleased to appoint; to my grandson William Moore, son of John Moore, £50. Then, I bequeath the remaining £250 to himself. Also, I leave to my son James Moore my tenant right of Ballinacreemore and my part of Unckunagh, Claughy, Enogh, and Cabragh, he or his executors paying to my daughter Alice Erwin during the present lease £20 per year out of said profit rent. I bequeath to my said son James Moore the Quarterland of Beltyton "and my bigg Bible and silver drinking dram coops'' during his natural life and then to his son William Moore and his heirs male forever.
To my son John Moore the bonds due me by him and the interest due on them.
To my son George Moore 5s. and the debt he is due me by bonds and otherwise.
Joseph Moore out of the .^550 he oweth me by bonds to pay the following legacies: to daughter Elizabeth Whitsitt £100 and four silver spoons; to the children of my daughter Sarah Henderson alias Courteny £100 at the death of their mother it being put to interest at six per cent to be paid to her during her life yearly and at her death to be divided among her children of the name of Courteny; to my granddaughter Elizabeth Erwin £50, with four silver spoons, and the best bed and bed "close that I now possess"; to my granddaughter Elizabeth Crockett £20; to my said grandson, John Moore, the son of my son John Moore, £30. Then I leave the remaining £250 to my son Joseph Moore, as also my tenant right to the Quarterland of Broadmillan and the Quarterland of Rosnashane and 29 acres of Diserderrin as now in his possession during his natural life; then to his son William Moore and his heirs male forever.
To my daughter Frances Wilkinson the right of a lease I let to her son William Wilkinson and the right of the lease let to William Moore of Drumrahegle in trust for her and husband, her husband paying the rent.
Sons William, James, and Joseph Moore appointed executors.
The following are the children of James Moore,2 probably all by his wife Elizabeth:(See Burke's Landed Gentry, II., 1422-3 (London, 1894).)
Of these, William Moore,4 Jr., b. Nov. 22,1864; K. C, 1899; M. P. (conservative) for North Antrim, since 1899; succeeded to the family estate of Moore Lodge.5 He was graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with the degree of B.A., in 1888; was called to the Irish Bar in 1887 and the English Bar in 1899. Married Helen Gertrude, daughter of Joseph Wilson, D.L., of County Armagh, in 1888. Children: William Samson, b. April 17, 1891, etc.
Robert Moore, of Ballmoney Meeting, and Jennet Miller, of Dunclady Meeting, County Antrim, were m. 6 Mo. 6, 1703, at the house of the Widow Henderson, in Dunclady.
James Moore, of Ballyraoney Meeting, and Susanna Forster, of Antrim Meeting, were m. 5 Mo. 7, 1714, in the town of Antrim.
"David Moore and Mary Wilkisson both of Ballymony Meeting" were married "att ye house of James Moore near Ballymony ye 7th day of ye 4 Mo. 1715.
Joseph Moore, of Ballymoney and Mary Henderson, of Dunclady, were m. 3 Mo. 3, 1721, at the house of Katharine Henderson, in Dunclady.
William Moore, son of James Moore, of Parish of Ballymoney, County
1. According to the tradition in the family, the Moores came to Ireland from Cumberland, England, during the plantations of James I.
2. Ballinacree House, eventually passed into the hands of Marcus Gage, now deceased, who pulled down the old mansion and built a new one. When I visited the place in 1900 it was owned by Dr. Hamilton Ross.
3. Alexander's estate of Rosnashane was sold about 1844.
4. See Who's Who, 1902, page 920.
5. The estate of Moore Lodge, formerly called Desertderrin, is pleasantly situated on the River Bann, about six miles south of Ballinacree.
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