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Dennis Driskell (abt. 1660 - 1721)

Dennis Driskell
Born about in Kinsale, County Cork, Irelandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 61 in Marylandmap
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Dennis Driskell was born about 1660 in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. [1]

He married Hannah Holden and they were the parents of several children.

Dennis passed away in Somerset County, Maryland sometime after January 27, 1721 which is the date of his will. [2]

Land Records

Name: Dennis Driskell
County: Somerset
Name of Tract: Kingsale
Acreage: 350
Date: July 10, 1695
Reference(s): 37/140 [3]

Research Notes

Driskell of Maryland:
Dennis Driskell Sr. was born Abt. 1660-1670 probably in Kinsale, Ireland, and died by Nov 1721 in Somerset Co., MD. He married (1) Mrs. Honorah Austin, wid of Anthony bet. 1687 - 1691 in Somerset Co., MD. She was born Abt. 1660-1670, and died Abt. 1715 in Somerset Co., MD. [Other sources list his wife as Hannah or Hanorah Holden, which may have been the maiden surname of Hanorah Austin.]

Children of Dennis Sr. and Honorah are:

+ 2 i. Richard Driskell, born Bet. 1685 - 1703 in Somerset Co., MD; died Aft 1749.

+ 3 ii. Moses Driskell Sr, born 17 Sep 1689 in Somerset Co., MD; died 11 Aug 1755 in Worcester Co., MD (will date).

+ 4 iii. William Driskell, born 15 Feb 1690/91 in (recorded in Stepney Parish records as son of Dennis) Somerset Co., MD; died Bef. 1721 (not named in father's will) no further record found, must have died young.

+ 5 iv. James Driskell, born Abt. 1692; died Aft. 1761.

+ 6 v. Hannah Driskell, born Abt. 1694 in Somerset Co., MD; died Aft. 1721. She married John Holder.

+ 7 vi. Dennis Driskell Jr, born Abt. 1698 in Somerset Co., MD; died Aft. 1740. [4]

Alternate information for their Children

  1. Hannah Driskell b: ABT 1681 in Somerset, Maryland
  2. James Driskell b: ABT 1683 in Somerset, Maryland
  3. Richard Driskell b: ABT 1685 in Somerset, Maryland
  4. Dennis Driskell b: 1687 in Somerset, Maryland
  5. Moses Driskell b: 17 SEP 1689 in Somerset, Maryland
  6. William Driskell b: 15 FEB 1691 in Somerset, Maryland
  7. Edward Driskell b: ABT 1693 in Somerset, Maryland [5]


  1. Hitch, Mike. Residents and Descendants of Immigrants to Old Somerset Co., MD and Sussex Co., DE 1600-Date Dennis Driskell. [1]
  2. Maryland, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1777 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Maryland County, District and Probate Courts. Original data: Maryland County, District and Probate Courts. Wills, vol 17-18, 1721-1726 . (Found using Heritage Quest which is a free database through my public library).
  3. Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1783. Consolidated Edition [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Coldham, Peter Wilson. Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1783. Consolidated Edition. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002.
  4. “Driscoll of Ireland.” Dennis Driskell of Kinsale.[2]
  5. Mison, Michael. “Individual Page - Dennis Driskell.” Mison Family Trees [3]

See also:

  • "A Somerset Sampler - Families of Old Somerset County, Maryland 1700-1776", Pauline Manning Batchelder, Copyright 1994.
  • Stepney Parish Church Records.

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