What's missing in lineage of Griffiths of Armagh, Ireland and Chester Co PA?

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There's some very confusing and contradictory information on the Griffiths and Musgraves (Mugrove) Quaker lineages who came from Ireland to Chester Co Pennsylvania 1682 and after. 

MYERS, Albert Cook, Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750 has seemingly very contradictory information. Is this source considered generally accurate? I don't use it a lot. Written 1902 and appears well footnoted but some citations are genealogies of an earlier era.

WT has Ann Griffith m to Jacob Marshall in 1718, Ireland. Ann b abt 1697 parents are believed John Griffith and Esther Musgrave but their marriage is documented New Garden (PA) MM minutes as 1728. This is only possible if Esther is a second marriage for John and not the mother of Ann.

Ann's father John Musgrave is believed to have arrived from Belfast 1682 indentured to Valentine Hollingsworth (I will check the Hollingsworth Register). John should be Penn Project once I get his profile reworked (currently has zero info).

Could someone with FindMyPast access check its Irish Quaker records for John Griffith having an earlier wife? Finding that would solve most of the issues I see with these lineages. I don't know Myers' source but he thinks John came 1729 (contradicted by the 1728 marriage document) with a son Christopher which also points to a first wife possibility.

WikiTree profile: John Griffith
asked in Genealogy Help by T Stanton G2G6 Mach 3 (32.7k points)

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Any help? 

First name(s)JohnLast nameGriffithsBirth year-RoleGroomDenominationQuakerMeetingCorkFather's first name(s)-Mother's first name(s)-Marriage year1697Marriage date13/02/1697Marriage place-Spouse's first name(s)MarthaSpouse's last nameWrightSpouse's father's first name(s)-Spouse's mother's first name(s)-Attendee list-CountyCorkCountryIrelandArchiveReligious Society Of Friends In Ireland ArchivesArchive referenceROM-CORK-1859Register typeMarriageDescriptionRegister of marriages, CORK, 1859Record setIreland, Society Of Friends (Quaker) MarriagesCategoryLife Events (BDMs)SubcategoryParish MarriagesCollections fromIreland

answered by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (184k points)
edited by Marion Poole
Thanks, Marion. This record is Cork and the other families involved are all in Armagh. But the dates fit. Worth investigating.  Thanks.

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