Isaac Young
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Isaac Young (1690 - 1742)

Isaac Young
Born in Belfast, County Antrim, Irelandmap
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Husband of — married 1720 in , , , Irelandmap
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Isaac Young was a Georgia colonist.

Isaac Young, was born in northern Ireland about 1698. Listed as being from Gloucestershire, Egmont, England, but believed actually born in Ireland.[A source is needed for this information. This Isaac was perhaps born before 1690 given that only one son was listed as a minor in 1736, two sons would have been 21 and over. Also the letter written in 1738 was delivered by a son-in-law so he had a daughter marrying age by 1738.]

At a Palace Court held the 2nd of June 1736 two Grants were read:

A Grant and Efeoffment of One hundered Acres of land to William Aglionby of Westminster.
A Grant and Enfeoffment [ Deed given in exchange for a pledge of service. ] of One hundred Acres of Land to Isaac Young of Eslech Martin in the County of Gloucsester [sic].
Order'd That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said two Grants. Which was affix'd accordingly.
Order'd That the Secretary do countersign the said Grants, and Memorials of the said Grants in order to be register'd with the Auditor of the Plantations.[1]

According to A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia for Persons Who Went from Europe to Georgia on Their Own Account, Isaac Young arrived in the new Colony of Georgia in 1736, but did not arrive with "a wife and seven kids." The book recorded:

1295. - Young, Isaac, Senr.—Bricklayer; arrived 21 Aug 1736. He had a grant of 100 acres 2 June 1736. But on 4 May 1737 complain'd he had no land which was his own fault as Mr. Causton informed the Trustees. At last he chose it at Pype makers creek, but was allow'd only 50 acres
1296. - , Sarah, w [wife]
1297. - , Isaac, son—lot 195 in Savannah. This lot was granted him April 1737.
1298. - , Eliz. w.[wife]—dead 29 Oct. 1742 [This refers to above listed ISAAC the son. See documents on his profile.]
1299. - , Eliz. d [daughter]—Born in Georgia; dead 1740
1300. - , John, son.
1301. - , Nathl., son—Quitted to Carolina & dead 1740.
1302. - , Thomas, son—Age 15; a minor; bricklayer; lot 200 in Savannah. Isaac Young Senr. his father who has no Town lot of his own lives with this his son on this lot. Run away to Carolina Aug. 1742[2]

The book does not list which ship he arrived on, and did not record a servant for this Isaac Young. Another Isaac Young was recorded in the book as a servant who embarked on the 27th of May 1737 and arrived on the 20th Nov 1737. A letter written by Isaac Young to the Honorable Trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia dated the 29th March 1738 stated he had seven children and a servant:

I arrived in this Colony Aug 21st 1736 on board Capt. Thompson with my wife & seven children and a servant all at my own expence I applyd. very often to have my grant for one hundred acres run out and was as often promised at last I with some others was pitched upon by Mr. Causton to settle a village in pursuance of which one Mr. Aglionby and my self went in search of a convenient place and was out 16 days in the woods before we dermined [sic] where we should settle which is about six miles from Savannah when we had taken all that trouble we could have but fifty acres each. then we resolved to wait Mr. Oglethorpe arrivall before we would make any other attempt. In the interim I and all my family fell sick of which sickness one of my children died and we all continued ill from June to October. but before we fell sick I was indebted to the store by Mr. Caustons books about twenty five pounds sterling. and as soon as we fell sick he refused us any manner of subsistence told me he shod. be accomptable to your Honours for what I had had and that we have nothing from him. in this deplorable condition we lived on hominy for about six weeks till I was advisd to make my case known to Mr. Robert Williams of this place who bought from the store for us every thing needful & paid the debt I owd to the store without whose assistance I and all my family must have perished for want I am now working att the Bricklayers business to endeavr to pay him the Amt. of his accot. which is in all thirty five pounds ster: I have a few days ago taken possession of a tract of vacant land but cannot tell whether it will be confirmd to me or not or what quantity I shall have, having mett with little but disapointmts since I came here if your Honours would Grant me a little assistance and God continue me and my family in health I hope yet to gett a livelihood in ye Colony my family being most of them able to work and are bred up in Countrey Business from their cradle the want of having a place to settle on oblidg. me to pay a great deal of money for house rent which with the doctors bills and other misfortunes has reduced me very low.
This will be deliverd you by my son in Law who can inform yr. honours of the Particulars /
I am Your honours most Dutiful and Obedeint humble Servant[3]

Given that his son-in-law delivered the petition, and seven children were noted, a daughter was perhaps listed under her married name in A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia. In regards to the petition, at a Palace Court held Wednesday the 27th of June 1739 the Petition was read, and it was ordered that Mr. Stephens be desired to inquire into the Allegations of the said Petition. Whether the vacant land which the petitioner has taken possession of be good, and that one hundred acres be set out for him...[4]

A Letter from Mr. Thos. Causton concerning the state of the Colony shows "Mr. Isaac Young Senr. in the year 1737 had also land agreeable to his Grant and his own choice, survey'd and set out adjoining to Mr. Armory, he suffered himself to be persuaded against planting, and where he was called upon, having received a Credit, to know what progress he had made, he denied that such Land was set out at all (or to that purpose), and if I mistake not, made Oath at a meeting of a pretended Grand Jury, that he was denied any Land at all (or to that purpose) tho in a very small time, Mr. Gibbs arriving was directed to settle also by them; When Isaac Young threatened to sue him, and seize any crop he should raise, alleging the ground to be his, tho he well knew to the contrary; the meaning for which, I imagine, was that he wanted to have his Grant enlarged. He left the Colony in the year 1739, and himself and most of his Family are dead."[5]

The Entry of claims for Georgia landholders, 1733-1755, shows Isaac Young received 100 acres adjoining a tract late his fathers deceased entailed on the said Isaac by deed, and originally granted to Isaac Young Snr.[6] [The deed referred to is needed to help prove death date. BBS is searching Colonial Conveyances 20 Aug 2020.]

At a meeting of the President and assistants for the County of Savannah on the 24th of Dec 1742, the Widow Young was one of 26 persons listed as entitled to the possession of one of 30 lots laid out.[7] The only other person who would have been referred to as the Widow Young would have been the wife of the elder Thomas Young, the wheelwright; however, records for her were recorded in 1750. An Account of the Orphans and Children that have been maintained in the Orphan-House at Georgia, recorded son, Nathaniel Young, was taken from his brother, Isaac, in Savannah in May of 1742, and son, John Young, was taken from his brother, Isaac, in Savannah in Sept 1744.[8]

Research Notes

From The Colonial Records of Georgia, Entry from page 210, Volume ____, Separate Entry from page 145, Volume ___, Colonial Records of GA

"The Passengers at their own Expence are Isaac Young & family. He is a Miller and Malster and recommended by Mr. Alderman [George] Heathcote. Isaac Young, the father, has a Grant of 100d. (sic) Acres, and his Son Isaac is to have a fifty Acres Lot being of Age." [A document showing "He is a Miller and Malster" has not been found. BBS 4 Sept 2020.]

Isaac Young was a relative of Indian Trader George I. Galphin, probably his nephew. When Jane Bradley Barnard's husband died, brother-in-law Isaac and George I. Galphin put together a financial package which secured her property for her. And at the same time, her oldest son, Timothy, went to Augusta where he worked in the Trade. [This information is perhaps for Isaac Young, Jr as his wife was Martha Bradley.]

Young Family History

from Troy Young - Great X 7 grandfather of James Troy Young. In 2016 Troy Young posted: After getting my DNA results back I'm pretty certain that our branch of the Young family line is not closely related to the branch whose Mary Young was married to James Lamont as there are no shared ancestors with a Genetic distance of 0 listed on the FamilyTree DNA Genetic matches.

Most of the name of Young are of Scottish heritage when found in Ireland, for the name ranks among the top 20 most numerous in Scotland itself. Found mostly concentrated in the province of Ulster as would be expected, families of the name are also on record in Roscommon and Donegal. One family of the name is found centered at Annahilla, Co. Tyrone, no later than the year 1700. One of that line settled in San Francisco (USA), and was an official in that city.
In 1646 in Scotland, Clan Lamont (pronounced Lamb-it) found itself under siege by Clan Campbell in their two castles, Toward and Ascog. Sir James Lamont, clan chief (university educated in Glasgow) signed a peace treaty that guaranteed the Lamonts safe passage from the castles. But when the castle gates were thrown open to admit the Campbells, a massacre ensued. Numbers differ on how many Lamonts died that day, but researchers believe as many as 350 Lamont men died and uncounted women and children. Three dozen Lamont clan leaders, were hanged in a tree in the old churchyard that to this day is called Gallows Hill for that event. These men were leaders or sons of leaders of Lamont family groups or septs. John Lamont, son of Gilbert Lamont, Baron McGorrie, of Inverchaolain, was one of the 36 men hanged in the tree in the churchyard, along with his brother Duncan. (Family history preceeding this time.) John's wife was Mary Young, from the Clan Young of Auldbar. Mary Young Lamont fled with her four sons across the 39 miles of ocean from Scotland to a town called Larne in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Those who survived the massacre or were somehow able to get away from the Campbells sought any safe haven they could find. It was common practice by these refugees to change their surnames when they reached safety, fearing that the Campbells would search them down. Mary Young Lamont's four sons changed their names. John, the oldest, took the name Sitlington, which was the name of a "burn" or small stream on their Scotland estates. The two middle sons took the names White and Green. It has been stated that the White son may have been named William. The youngest son, Andrew, took his mother's maiden name of Young for his new surname. It is assumed that all four boys were young children because if they had been teens or older, they would have been fighting with their father and not left behind with their mother.
Clan Chief, Sir James Lamont, was imprisoned by the Campbells in various dungeons, constantly moved and held for five years. In 1651 Oliver Cromwell invaded Scotland and at that time Sir James was released from his dungeon. Argyll Campbell a few years later was brought to trial by the English Crown and beheaded for the deed of the massacre. The Clan Lamont history book (page 203) tells us that Sir James lived on the Isle of Bute for a time after he had been released from the dungeon, and would ride out on Bute and gaze upon his one-time home, the ruins of Castle Toward.
Our Lamont family remained in County Antrim and never returned to Scotland. Brothers John Sitlington and Andrew Young, along with their sons and grandsons, ran a successful agricultural and linen manufacturing business four miles west of Larne for 90+ years. The linen mill and John's and Andrew's homes were still standing in the 1960's, in good condition and being used. The linen mill has since had its roof fall in but the stone walls still stand. Amazingly, in the 1920's, both homes were still occupied by descendants of the families who purchased them from the Sitlington and Young families when they migrated to America. We have Irish genealogist Mary Semple, who was a relative through Sir James Lamont's mother, who was also a Semple, to thank for giving us the story of this Young family back in the 1920's. This Scots/Irish Young family was devoted Presbyterian. Pictures of both Andrew's and John's homes and the linen mill.[9]


  1. Candler, Allen D. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Volume II, Minutes of the Common Council of the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia. The Franklin Printing and Publishing Company. 1904 Page 158, citing Isaac Young. Digital images: Hathi Trust Digital Library. Accessed 21 Aug 2020.
  2. Coulter, Ellis Merton, and Saye, Albert B., editors A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia. Athens, Georgia. The University of Georgia Press. 1949. Page 103, citing 1295-1302, family of Isaac Young. Digital images: Digital Library of Georgia. Accessed 16 Aug 2020.
  3. Candler, Allen D. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia. Volume 22. Part I. 1737-39. Atlanta, Georgia. Chas. P. Byrd, State Printer. 1913. page 112, 113, citing Isaac Young. Digital images: Hathi Trust Digital Library. Accessed 19 Aug 2020.
  4. Candler, Allen D. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia. Volume II. Atlanta, Georgia. The Franklin Printing and Publishing Company. 1904. page 289, citing Isaac Young. Digital images: Hathi Trust Digital Library. Accessed 19 Aug 2020.
  5. Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America. Letters from Georgia, v. 14205, 1740 June-1741 May. 1740-06/1741-05. page 210 and 211, citing Isaac Young Senr. Digital images: Digital Library of Georgia. Accessed 19 Aug 2020.
  6. Bryant, Pat. Entry of claims for Georgia landholders, 1733-1755. Atlanta, Georgia. State Printing Office. 1975. Digital images: Family History Library. Page 191, citing Isaac Young
  7. Candler, Allen D. Colonial records of the State of Georgia, Volume VI, 12 Oct 1741 to 30 Oct 1754. Atlanta, Georgia. The Franklin Printing and Publishing Company. 1906. Page 57, siting No. 17 Widow Young. Digital images: Hathi Trust Digital Library. Accessed 20 Aug 2020.
  8. White, Rev George. HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF GEORGIA. New York. Pudney & Russell. 1855. An Account of the Orphans and Children that have been maintained in the Orphan-House at Georga. citing Page 332, Nathaniel Young, and John Young. Digital images: books. Accessed 11 Oct 2020.
  9. Young, James Kimble Young. A Clan Lamont History and Geneaology (1646-1951): The Genealogy of the Cunningham-Young-Hughart Family of Bath County, Kentucky (1798-1951) with the Tracing to Sir James Lamont of the Clan Lamont, Toward Castle, Little Cumbrae Islands, Argyle, Scotland ; the Descendants of John Cunningham, Jr... D. M. Humbphry. 2005

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After getting my DNA results back I'm pretty certain that our branch of the Young family line is not closely related to the branch whose Mary Young was married to James Lamont as there are no shared ancestors with a Genetic distance of 0 listed on the FamilyTree DNA Genetic matches.
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