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Valentine Hollingsworth Sr.

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Valentine Hollingsworth Sr.
Born about in Belleniskcrannel, Armagh County, Irelandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Lurgan, County Armagh, Irelandmap
Husband of — married in Dromgora Parish, Armagh, , Irelandmap
Died in Newark M.M., New Castle Co., Delawaremap
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Valentine Hollingsworth Sr.

"Valentine Hollingsworth, son of Henry Hollingsworth of Bellenickcrannell, in the parish of Sego and County of Ardmagh and of Katheran his wife, was borne at Bellenickcranell, aforesaid, about the sixth month in the yeare 1632"

Valentine's birth date and place are verified in Quaker Records. His birth place is also spelled Belleniskcrannel. He became a Quaker around 1660, a few years after George Fox visited Ireland. He was immediately fined by the government for not attending regular services of the Church of Ireland. They often times, simply took what they wanted from his supplies, prompting his move to Pennsylvania in 1682.

Valentine purchased land and the mining rights to it including the Townland, Village, Hamlet & Circuit called Ballyvickcrannell on Aug. 22, 1664. This was apparently the same land originally given to his father in 1632, but he did not claim it until 1664. For reasons unknown, he again claimed right to his father's land in Ballyvickcrannell, County Armagh, Ireland in 1675. Valentine's claim was upheld with his submission of his father's deed dated 1632, a few months before Valentine's birth. Starting in 1675, he is in multiple documents claiming rights to his father's land that are reproduced in Farmer's "In America since 1607." His claim was recognized and a fair agreement between the Blackers and Valentine Hollingsworth was established.

"and upon the seaventh day of the fouerth month - Anno Domini, 1655, he tooke to wife Ann the daughter of Nicolass Ree of Tanragee in the County of Ardmagh aforesaid,"

Mary,
Henry,
Henry,
Thomas,
Katheran,

"And it came to pass that on the first Day of the second month Anno Domi. 1671, the aforesaid Ann (wife to ye said Vallentine Hollingsworth) Died, and upon the twelueth day of the fouerth month, Anno Domi. 1672, he againe tooke to Wife Ann the Daughter of Thomas Calluart of Dromgorr in the parish of Sego and County of Ardmagh aforesd, and of Jane his wife) Who was borne in Killwarling in ye County of Down, about ye ninth month Anno Domi. 1650"

Valentine's second marriage, to Ann Calvert, is recorded in the Lurgan (Co. Armagh), Ireland, Marriage Book, and is as follows,

"This is to certify the truth to all people that Valentine Hollenworth in ye psh of Sego in ye county of Armagh, and Anne Calvert of the same psh having intentions of marriage according to the ordinances of God, and Gods joining, Did lay it before mons meeting before them their marriage being propounded, then ye meeting desired them to wait some time, wch they did, so the meeting makeing inquiry between the time whether ye man be free from all other women, and the woman free from all other man, and so the second time they comeing before the mens meeting, all things being clear, so they being left to their freedome. A meeting of the people of god being appointed and assembled together at the house of Marke? Wright, in the psh of Shankell the twelfth day of the fourth month in ye yeare 1672 whene they tooke one another in marriage in the presence of god and of his people according to ye law of god, we are witnesses of the same whose names are hereunto subscribed ye day and yeare aforesaid

Val: Holengworth.
Anne Holengworth.

ffrancis Robson, William Williams, Jo' Calvert, Chris Hillery, Hugh Stamper, George Hodgshon, Jam. Harison, dorothy Hillery, Roger Webb, Will pearson, Nic' Harison, Elis' Gaus, Robert Hoope, Marke Wright, John Wright, Alice Williams, Michael Staise, Timo' kirk, James Bradshaw, An. Bradshaw, Tho. Wederall, Rob Chambers, Tho. Calvert, deborn Kirk, Will dixon, Antho. Dixon, fergus Softly, Alice Wright, dinc Kirke, Mary Walker,

Ann's father, Thomas, and her brother, John, were there and signed the certificate as witnesses.

Samuel, Enoch, Valentine, Ann, John, Joseph, Enoch,

Valentine Hollingsworth, wife-Ann; children: Mary Conway; Catherine; Thomas; Samuel; and son-in-law, Thomas Conway, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1682 for "William Penn's land" from Belfast. His certificate is dated July 6, 1682. About Dec. 10, 1682, Valentine arrived on the "Antelope" under the master "Edward Cooke".[1] Missing from the 1682 immigration were sons Henry, age 23, Enoch, age 7, and Valentine, age 5 and daughter Ann, age 2. Perhaps they were on the ship the "Sea Lion" as the GAB states that Valentine immigrated on the Sea Lion instead in 1682. Valentine and family originally lived with Valentine's indentured servant, John Musgrave at the home of Robert Wade in the town of Chester.

They then settled on 986 acres granted by William Penn on Shelpat Creek, Brandywine Hundred in New Castle Co., PA (now Delaware). He named it "Newworke". Valentine was a prominent figure in early New Castle Co., PA history. Many of the Quaker Monthly Meetings were held at his home or that of his son's. He was appointed to make inquiries about upcoming marriages. He helped found the Newark Monthly Meeting. He is listed as a member of the first Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1682-1683 and was a signer of William Penn's Great Charter. He was a member of the Grand Inquest in 1683 when Charles Pickering was tried for counterfeiting. He was a Justice of the Peace in New Castle County from 1684-1688. He was again a member of the Assembly in 1687, 88, 89, 95 and 1700 serving more than any other representative in New Castle Co., Delaware. He transferred his land before his death and received an annuity from his sons from that time forward.

A Henry Hollingsworth immigrated to Philadelphia, PA in 1684. He was likely the son of Valentine Hollingsworth. He might have brought the younger children in the family with him. More detail will be known when the book by Sheppard entitled "Passenger & Ships Prior to 1684," is located and pages 62 and 164 are consulted specifically.

Both Valentine and Ann are buried at the Newark Monthly Meeting in Delaware on land that he had donated for it's establishment in 1687. It was near his home on the east side of Brandywine. Most of the Quaker meetings were held at his home, he being the Superintendent of the meetings from 1686-1710.

A memorial stone placed at Newark Burying Ground by some of his descendants in the 20th century states "To the memory of Valentine Hollingsworth with his family he came to America with William Penn in 1682. Obtained patent for 986 acres of land which he called NewWork. A member of the Society of Friends, their meetings were held at his house and adjoining this half acre which he gave for a burying ground all Members of the Assembly from New Castle County, 1683, 1687, 1695, died about 1711 and with his second wife, Anne Calvert, is buried here. Erected by Descendants 19(35)." [1][2]

Birth

Valentine Hollingsworth Sr. was born ...

ABT AUG 1632, Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armaugh, Ulster, Ireland.
Sixth month 1632, Belleniskcrannel, Armagh, Ireland.[3]
6 Day 8 Month 1632, Ballyvickcrannell, Armagh, Ireland.[4]

Valentine's birth date and place are verified in Quaker Records. His birth place is also spelled Belleniskcrannel. [5]

Religion

Quaker[6][7]

He became a Quaker around 1660, a few years after George Fox visited Ireland. He was immediately fined by the government for not attending regular services of the Church of Ireland. They often times, simply took what they wanted from his supplies, prompting his move to Pennsylvania in 1682. [8][9]

Occupation

Empty.

Property

Valentine purchased land and the mining rights to it including the Townland, Village, Hamlet & Circuit called Ballyvickcrannell on Aug. 22, 1664. This was apparently the same land originally given to his father in 1632, but he did not claim it until 1664. For reasons unknown, he again claimed right to his father's land in Ballyvickcrannell, County Armagh, Ireland in 1675. Valentine's claim was upheld with his submission of his father's deed dated 1632, a few months before Valentine's birth. Starting in 1675, he is in multiple documents claiming rights to his father's land that are reproduced in Farmer's "In America since 1607." His claim was recognized and a fair agreement between the Blackers and Valentine Hollingsworth was established. [10]

Immigration

1682, Pennsylvania, Delaware.

Valentine Hollingsworth, wife-Ann; children: Mary Conway; Catherine; Thomas; Samuel; and son-in-law, Thomas Conway, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1682 for "William Penn's land" from Belfast. His certificate is dated July 6, 1682. About Dec. 10, 1682, Valentine arrived on the "Antelope" under the master "Edward Cooke". Missing from the 1682 immigration were sons Henry, age 23, Enoch, age 7, and Valentine, age 5 and daughter Ann, age 2. Perhaps they were on the ship the "Sea Lion" as the GAB states that Valentine immigrated on the Sea Lion instead in 1682. [11] Valentine and family originally lived with Valentine's indentured servant, John Musgrave at the home of Robert Wade in the town of Chester. [12]

A Henry Hollingsworth immigrated to Philadelphia, PA in 1684. He was likely the son of Valentine Hollingsworth. He might have brought the younger children in the family with him. More detail will be known when the book by Sheppard entitled "Passenger & Ships Prior to 1684," is located and pages 62 and 164 are consulted specifically. [13]

Note: Mackenzie states that Valentine and his family, along with his son-in-law Thomas Connaway and indentured servant John Musgrave arrived in Delaware from Belfast.[14]

Note: There is a bit of uncertainty as to whether Valentine immigrated on the "Antelope" or the "Sea Lion". Missing in the 1682 immigration are sons Henry, age 23, Enoch, ag7, and Valentine, age 5 and daughter Ann, age 2. They may have been on the "Sea Lion". Valentine and his family initially lived with their indentured servant, John Musgrave at the home of Robert Wade in the town of Chester.[15]

Residence

They then settled on 986 acres granted by William Penn on Shelpat Creek, Brandywine Hundred in New Castle Co., PA (now Delaware). He named it "Newworke". Valentine was a prominent figure in early New Castle Co., PA history. Many of the Quaker Monthly Meetings were held at his home or that of his son's. He was appointed to make inquiries about upcoming marriages. He helped found the Newark Monthly Meeting. He is listed as a member of the first Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1682-1683 and was a signer of William Penn's Great Charter. [16] He was a member of the Grand Inquest in 1683 when Charles Pickering was tried for counterfeiting. He was a Justice of the Peace in New Castle County from 1684-1688. He was again a member of the Assembly in 1687, 88, 89, 95 and 1700 serving more than any other representative in New Castle Co., Delaware. He transferred his land before his death and received an annuity from his sons from that time forward. [17]

  • ABT 1682, Shelpot Creek, which he later name "Newworke"
  • Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware)[18][19]
  • 1682, Chester County, Pennsylvania[20]

Events

  • 1682, Pennsylvania, Immigration
  • He became a Quaker in about 1660 in Ireland. He was fined immediately after becoming a Quaker for not attending regular services at the Church of Ireland.[21]
  • He purchased land and mining rights to in Ballyvickcrannell, Armagh, Ireland on 22 Aug 1664. The source suggests that this was orginally land granted to his father but wasn't claimed by him until 1664. Also, for some unknown reason, this land was again claimed by Valentine in 1675. Starting in 1675, his name is in multiple documents claiming the rights to his father's land.[22]
  • His certificate was dated 6 Jul 1682.[23]
  • Signed William Penn's Great Charter 2 FEB 1682/3, Pennsylvania. The Great Charter was known better as the Frame of Government of Pennsylvania, which was essentially a constitution for Pennsylvania.[24]
  • 25 OCT 1683, member of the Grand Inquest Pennsylvania. The Grand Inquest was essentially a grand jury. The case that he was part of involved a man named Charles Pickering who was accused of counterfeiting coins.[25]
  • BET 1686 AND 1710, He was the superintendent of meetings from 1686-1710, Newark, New Castle, Delaware.[26]
  • 1687, member of the First Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, New Castle, Delaware.[27]
  • 1688, member of the First Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, New Castle, Delaware.[28]
  • 1689, member of the First Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, New Castle, Delaware.[29]
  • 1695, member of the First Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, New Castle, Delaware.[30]
  • 1700, member of the First Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, New Castle, Delaware.[31]
  • FROM 1682 TO 1683, He was a member of the First Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, Delaware.[32][33]
  • Justice of the Peace, New Castle, Delaware.[34]
  • member of the Pro-Provincial Council.[35]
  • He helped found the Newark Monthly Meeting, Newark, New Castle, Delaware.[36]

Will

Empty.

Death

Valentine Hollingsworth Sr. died ...

AFT 1710, Shelpot Creek, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle Co., Pennsylvania.
ABT 1711, Newark M.M., New Castle Co., Delaware.[37][38]

Buried

Center Meeting Cemetery, Centerville, New Castle Co., Delaware.

Both Valentine and Ann are buried at the Newark Monthly Meeting in Delaware on land that he had donated for it's establishment in 1687. It was near his home on the east side of Brandywine. Most of the Quaker meetings were held at his home, he being the Superintendent of the meetings from 1686-1710. [39]

A memorial stone placed at Newark Burying Ground by some of his descendants in the 20th century states "To the memory of Valentine Hollingsworth with his family he came to America with William Penn in 1682. Obtained patent for 986 acres of land which he called NewWork. A member of the Society of Friends, their meetings were held at his house and adjoining this half acre which he gave for a burying ground all Members of the Assembly from New Castle County, 1683, 1687, 1695, died about 1711 and with his second wife, Anne Calvert, is buried here. Erected by Descendants 19(35)." [40]

Note: Valentine and Ann are buried at the Newark Monthly Meeting in Delaware on land that Valentine donated to the church. It is now the Newark Union Church.[41][42]

Family

Valentine Hollingsworth Sr. married Ann Ree.

They had the following children:

  1. Thomas Hollingsworth
  2. Mary Hollingsworth
  3. Henry Hollingsworth
  4. Valentine Hollingsworth
  5. Catherine Hollingsworth

Marriage:

7 APR 1655, Tanderagee, Armagh, Ireland.[43]
7DA 4MO 1655, Tanderagee, Armagh, Ireland.[44]

Valentine Hollingsworth married Ann Calvert.

Marriage:

12 APR 1672.[45]
12DA 4MO 1672, Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland[46]

Sources

  • Attached Documents.

External Source Credits

  • Source: S291 Notes of Kim Ostermyer. Abbreviation: Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" Title: Linda Coate (lcoate@ancestrees.com ), Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" (http://www.ancestrees.com/pedigree/index.htm CONT Accessed December 6, 2005) Subsequent Source Citation Format: Linda Coate (lcoate@ancestrees.com ), Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" BIBL Linda Coate (lcoate@ancestrees.com ). Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees". http://www.ancestrees.com/pedigree/index.htm CONT Accessed December 6, 2005.
  • Source: S298 Notes of Kim Ostermyer. Abbreviation: Colonial Families of the United States of America Title: Mackenzie, George Norbury, Colonial Families of the United States of America (7 volumes, New York, NY, USA: 1907) Subsequent Source Citation Format: Mackenzie, George Norbury, Colonial Families of the United States of America BIBL Mackenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America. 7 volumes, New York, NY, USA: 1907. TMPLT TID 0 FIELD Name: Footnote VALUE Mackenzie, George Norbury, Colonial Families of the United States of America (7 volumes, New York, NY, USA: 1907) FIELD Name: ShortFootnote VALUE Mackenzie, George Norbury, Colonial Families of the United States of America FIELD Name: Bibliography VALUE Mackenzie, George Norbury. Colonial Families of the United States of America. 7 volumes, New York, NY, USA: 1907. Page: 6: 293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6: 293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P

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  • WikiTree profile Hollingsworth-718 created through the import of rgy_complete.ged on Jun 23, 2011 by Robert York.
  • WikiTree profile Hollingsworth-135 created through the import of Moody-Howell_2011-06-05.ged on Jun 11, 2011 by Robert Moody.
  • WikiTree profile Hollingsworth-1360 created through the import of ChambersBarneshistory.ged on Oct 19, 2011 by Charlene Chambers.
  • WikiTree profile Hollingsworth-1294 created through the import of CGarner_2011-05-09.ged on Aug 3, 2011 by Charles Garner.
  • WikiTree profile Hollingsworth-96 created through the import of Thomas Nesbit.GED on Jun 1, 2011 by Milton Nesbit.
  • WikiTree profile Hollingsworth-1470 created through the import of FOWLER FAMILY TREE.ged on Apr 6, 2012 by Catherine Morgan.
  • WikiTree profile Hollingsworth-1259 created through the import of Lupton file.ged on Jul 7, 2011 by Kim Ostermyer.

Foot Notes

  1. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees"
  2. Entered by Michael Lechner and Sharon Moffitt Cowen, Aug. 18, 2012
  3. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  4. Source: #S291
  5. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees"
  6. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  7. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  8. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees"
  9. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  10. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" (C-956)
  11. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" (C-429, 592) (This information came from the book "IMMIGRANTS OF THE IRISH INTO PENNSYLVANIA, 1682-1750".)
  12. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" (C-956, 1546)
  13. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" (C-429)
  14. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  15. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  16. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" (Virkus, C-735)
  17. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" (C-124, 956, 1448)
  18. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  19. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  20. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  21. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  22. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  23. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  24. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293.
  25. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  26. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  27. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  28. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  29. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  30. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  31. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  32. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  33. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  34. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  35. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  36. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  37. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  38. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  39. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees" (C-956, 1448)
  40. Source: #S291 Coate/Dudick "Ancestrees"
  41. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  42. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  43. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  44. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page
  45. Source: #S298 Page: 6:293. TMPLT FIELD Name: Page VALUE 6:293. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 QUAL Information: P
  46. Source: #S291 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page







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On October 15, 2014 at 00:23GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

I changed the marriage date. Record says "fowerth" month - in 1655, 4th month was June, not April, since the year started in March.


On September 4, 2014 at 02:04GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

http://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/c/c7/US_Southern_Colonies_British-1.pdf ... arrived aboard Antelope with wife Ann & children Catherine, Thomas, Samuel. Also listed: his daughter Mary with her husband Thomas Conway.


On July 16, 2014 at 05:03GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:


On July 15, 2014 at 22:15GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

http://chester.pa-roots.com/misc/individual_ships_of_penn.htm - shows Valentine Hollingsworth and son Henry aboard The Lion, 8th month, 14, 1683, John Crumpton, master


On August 26, 2012 at 19:36GMT M Lechner wrote:

The Society of Friends, — About the year 1682 several families of Friends arrived in America, and settled on the east side of the Brandy wine, in New Castle County. Among them were Valentine Hollingsworth, William Stockdale, Thomas Conoway, Adam Sharpley, Morgan

Druitt, Valentine Morgan, Cornelius Empson. In the year 1684 a survey of nine hundred and eighty-six acres, was made for Valentine Hollingsworth, on Shellpot Creek, north of Wilmington, near the country »eat of the late Edward Bringhurst. The surveyor, in making his return, named the tract " New Worke." The owner of this land Eleventh Month, 7, 1687, gave one-half an acre for a meeting-house and a graveyard.

This was named the Newark Meeting which was continued until 1754.

"History of Delaware : 1609-1888: Local history"