Jennie Mathews1

b. 29 July 1866, d. November 1884
Father*Joseph Mathews1 b. 4 Mar 1823, d. 17 Oct 1906
Mother*Louisa Bitting1 b. 3 Jun 1833, d. 24 Nov 1919
Birth*29 July 1866Jennie Mathews was born on 29 July 1866 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,1
Death*November 1884 and died in November 1884 at age 18.1

Citations

  1. [S2091] Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England, online at www.ancestry.com, #1033. Joseph Mathews, Sixth Generation, page 155. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England.

Joseph Mathews1

b. 4 March 1823, d. 17 October 1906
Father*Benjamin Mathews2
Mother*Letitia Meredith2
Birth*4 March 1823Joseph Mathews was born on 4 March 1823 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
Marriage*1 January 1857He married Louisa Bitting, daughter of Alfred Bitting and Gainor Mathias, on 1 January 1857.1,4,3
Death*17 October 1906He died suddenly from heart disease while sitting in a chair at his home in New Britain, Bucks County, on 17 October 1906 at age 831,2,3
Burial*20 October 1906 and was buried on 20 October 1906 in New Britain Baptist Church Cemetery, New Britain.3,2

Family

Louisa Bitting b. 3 Jun 1833, d. 24 Nov 1919
Children1.Alfred B. Mathews5,1 b. 5 Oct 1858, d. 11 Nov 1950
2.Letitia Mathews1 b. 3 Jul 1864
3.Jennie Mathews1 b. 29 Jul 1866, d. Nov 1884
4.Thomas Mathews1 b. 10 Mar 1868

Citations

  1. [S2091] Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England, online at www.ancestry.com, #1033. Joseph Mathews, Sixth Generation, page 155. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England.
  2. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Joseph Mathews, certificate# 96578, age 83, married, farmer, born on 4 March 1823 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, died of heart disease on 17 October 1906 in New Britain, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Benjamin Mathews and Letitia Meredith, informant Emma C. Mathews, burial on 20 October 1906 in New Britain. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Mathews, Memorial# 28851687. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa M Mathews, Memorial# 28851688.
  5. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Alfred B Mathews of 121 Harvey Avenue, Doylestown, Bucks County, certificate# 92057, age 92, widowed, farmer, born on 5 October 1858 in New Britain, Pennsylvania, died on 11 November 1950 in at home Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Joseph Mathews and Louisa Bitting, informant George B. Mathews, burial on 14 November 1950 in Beulah Cemetery, New Britain.

Letitia Mathews1

b. 3 July 1864
Father*Joseph Mathews1 b. 4 Mar 1823, d. 17 Oct 1906
Mother*Louisa Bitting1 b. 3 Jun 1833, d. 24 Nov 1919
Birth*3 July 1864Letitia Mathews was born on 3 July 1864 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S2091] Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England, online at www.ancestry.com, #1033. Joseph Mathews, Sixth Generation, page 155. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England.

Mary Ann Mathews1

Marriage*She married Jonathan Bitner.1

Family

Jonathan Bitner
Child1.Rachel Bitner+1 b. 11 Apr 1818, d. 10 Jun 1854

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."

Thomas Mathews1

b. 10 March 1868
Father*Joseph Mathews1 b. 4 Mar 1823, d. 17 Oct 1906
Mother*Louisa Bitting1 b. 3 Jun 1833, d. 24 Nov 1919
Birth*10 March 1868Thomas Mathews was born on 10 March 1868 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S2091] Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England, online at www.ancestry.com, #1033. Joseph Mathews, Sixth Generation, page 155. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England.

Abel Mathias1,2

b. 1768, d. 11 April 1850
Birth*1768Abel Mathias was born about 1768.3
Marriage*He married Sarah ______.4,3
Will*25 September 1835Abel Mathias of Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prepared his will dated 25 September 1835 and began by appointing his wife, Sarah, Executrix, and son, John, Executor, of what was described as his last will and testament.

He gave and devised to his son John Mathias the plantation on which he then lived in the said township of Hilltown containing about 80 acres of land, be the same more or less, to him and to his heirs and assigns forever, subject only to the reservations hereinafter mentioned for his widow.

He reserved for the use of his widow, one room, her choice, in his dwelling house with privilege to her and her attendants to use and occupy to same, and as much of the kitchen, cellar, garden, barn, stabling and water as she may choose at all times with full and free privilege of access to and from. And he further directed his son John to pay to her $20 within three months of his decease and the sum of $20 semiannually thereafter during her life and shall further give to her or order as much good flour, meat, butter, milk, fruit and vegetables as shall be necessary for herself and for such person or persons as shall attend her in time of sickness. He further gave his widow such of his beds and bedding with the appurtenances and all such articles of household and kitchen furniture as she shall choose, with sufficiency of firewood fit for her use and convenient to her dwelling.

He gave to his daughter, Elizabeth McKinstry, the sum of $200 to be paid to her or her heirs at the expiration of one year after the decease of his widow.

He ordered and directed that his Executor, or the survivor of him, shall at the expiration of one year after the decease of his widow, pay to the Trustees of the Baptist Church in Hilltown $200 to be vested and kept by them and their successors in some safe and productive fund, the interest thereof to be paid annually to his daughter Gainor or her attorney in fact, and that her receipt alone, or that of her attorney, shall be a sufficient discharge, and that neither the principal nor the interest shall be subject to the control of, nor the payment of, any of the debts of her present husband, Alfred Bitting, but upon the demise of her said husband, or a divorce being obtained, the devise shall be paid to her or her heirs, and in case of her demise before either of those events shall take place, then the money to be paid to her heirs.

He gave to his granddaughter, Juliet Evans, $200, to be paid to her at the expiration of one year after the death of his widow, if she be the survivor, but if she should first die, then to her child or children, if any, but if none, then the legacy to lapse.

He gave to his grandson, Amos M. Heaton, a good feather bed with bedsteads together with such covers and appurtenances as are necessary for the winter season.

The will further stated that Abel had duly considered the situation and circumstances of the several members of his family with the view to making a just and honest distribution of his estate amongst them and, having done so, his will debarred, or prohibited, any one of them from obtaining, under any pretense whatever, anything more than was herein before directed, but if any claim should be made of his Executors, it shall be considered as part of the legacy herein expressed.

His will further stated that if his widow should survive his son John, it was his will that she should act solely as Executrix.

His will directed that, after the payment of all his just debts and funeral expenses, and the several legacies named, that the residue and remainder of his estate, shall be the property of his son John, his heirs and assigns, together also with all and singular such property as shall be left by his widow at the time of her decease, he also gave to his son John, his heirs and assigns.

He revoked all other wills he had made and, in front of witnesses John H. Anderson, William R. Dickerson and James R. Dungan, Abel Mathias declared the document to be his last will and testament, and signed and sealed his name on 25 September 1835.5
Codicil*22 April 1843He prepared a codicil to his will dated 22 April 1843, stating that he, Abel Mathias of Hilltown Township, the testator in the foregoing will, did make and publish the following as a codicil to be added thereto and to be considered a part thereof.

Viz, his granddaughter, Juliet Evans, to whom a legacy of $200 was left in the said will, having lately deceased, he hereby revoked that legacy and distributed, gave and devised, as additional sums, the said $200 to members of his family also listed as beneficiaries in his will, as he described in the codicil as follows:

To his daughter, Elizabeth McKinstry, the sum of $75 to be paid to her or her heirs by his Executors in one year after the decease of his widow.

To the Trustees of the Baptist Church in Hilltown, and their successors, he gave and devised $75 to be paid by his Executors in one year after the decease of his widow, to be held by such church in trust for the sole and separate use of his daughter, Gainor Bitting, upon the same trusts and conditions in all respects as were expressed in his will with regard to the bequest of $200.

To his grandson, Amos M. Heaton, he gave and devised $50 to be paid to him in one year after the death of his widow, or if she should die before his arrival at the age of 21 years, to be paid to him at his attaining that age.

And whereas a claim may possibly be made against his estate by his daughter, Gainor, or in her right, for the amount of certain legacies once in his hands, but which have been paid but not receipted for, he hereby directed that any amount so claimed, if recovered, together with all cost and expenses incurred by his Executors in attending to said claim, shall be deducted from the principal sum herein and in his will devised in trust for said Gainor, and be accounted as so much paid thereof.

Abel signed and sealed his codicil in the presence of witnesses George Hart and John B. Pugh on 22 April 1843.5
Death*11 April 1850He died on 11 April 1850 at about age 823
Burial* and was buried in Hilltown Baptist Churchyard, Chalfont, Bucks County.3
Probate15 October 1850His will was proved on 15 October 1850 in Bucks County when Letters Testamentary were granted to his son John Mathias as sole Executor. John had duly affirmed that he would well and truly administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the estate according to law and would diligently and faithfully regard, and well and truly comply, with the provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances. The other named executor in the will, Abel's widow, had renounced her appointment.5
Inventory*3 January 1851 On 3 January 1851 the inventory of the estate of Abel Mathias, late of Hilltown Township, Bucks County, amounting to $250.29, was filed with the probate court by John Mathias, sole Executor, the other executor named in the will having filed her renunciation.6

Family

Sarah ______ b. 1770, d. 26 Aug 1858
Children1.Eliza Mathias+1,2 b. 26 Oct 1798, d. 5 Sep 1854
2.Gainor Mathias+5
3.______ Mathias+5
4.John Mathias5

Citations

  1. [S2025] Joy Heaton Tucci, "Heaton Researcher Joy Heaton Tucci Email Messages," online at e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, with an attachment of one page believed to be from An Historical Account of Some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Reverend Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876 found on the Turner-Toce Ancestry Tree published by Marianna Toce. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Researcher Email Messages."
  2. [S2040] An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Rev. Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/12624405/…. It was found as a one-page hand-written fragment attached to an Ancestry tree. It is not known if the original source was hand-written, and the page copied directly from it, or if the page is a hand-written transcription. Therefore, the information may or may not be correct and should be questioned until further information becomes available. Hereinafter cited as An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Abel Mathias, Memorial# 55325144. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Mathias, Memorial# 55325151.
  5. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Abel Mathias, #8876, dated 25 September 1835, with codicil dated 22 April 1843, and proved 15 October 1850, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 13-14, 1847-1859, pages 332-334, images 165-166 of 684. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  6. [S1614] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, probate of Abel Mathias, #8876, Bucks County Register Docket, Vol 004-005, 1839-1870, page 165, image# 105 of 402, inventory filed on 3 January 1851 amounting to $250.29.

Ashbel Mathias1

b. 1788, d. 26 February 1826
Birth*1788Ashbel Mathias was born about 1788.1
Marriage*14 January 1817He married Ann Thomas, daughter of Eber Thomas and Zillah Thomas, on 14 January 1817.1
Children*Ashbel and Ann had two daughters, Elinor and Mary.1
Death*26 February 1826He died on 26 February 1826 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at age 38.1

Family

Ann Thomas

Citations

  1. [S2037] The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a, online at www.ancestry.com, Chapter XI. The children of Mannesseh Thomas, page 48, Eber Thomas. Hereinafter cited as The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a.

Eliza Mathias1,2

b. 26 October 1798, d. 5 September 1854
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Abel Mathias1,2 b. 1768, d. 11 Apr 1850
Mother*Sarah ______3 b. 1770, d. 26 Aug 1858
Birth*26 October 1798Eliza Mathias was born on 26 October 1798, probably in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.4,5
Name VariationAlthough she almost always appeared in records as Eliza, her full name was Elizabeth Mathias.6
Marriage*1818She married first Edmond R. Heaton, son of Robert D. Heaton and Mary Owen, in 1818.7,1,2
Census US 1820*7 August 1820Eliza's husband, Edmond R. Heaton, was enumerated as Edward R. Heaton on the 1820 census taken on 7 August 1820 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His household consisted of three individuals: one free white male between the ages of 16 through 25 whom we believe was Edmond; one free white female between the ages of 16 through 25 who was likely Eliza; and one free white female under the age of 10, likely the couple's first child, a daughter. Eliza's father, Abel Mathias, was enumerated two households below Edmond's on the same census page.8
Occupation*1820Her husband established a successful grocery business in the city of Philadelphia in 1820.7
(Wife) Death20 July 1826Eliza became a widow with two small children when Edmond R. Heaton died on 20 July 1826 at age 32, leaving his widow with two small children.9,10,11
Marriage*She married second Nathan McKinstry, son of Samuel McKinstry and Mary Horner.4
(Elder Daughter) Will25 September 1835Elizabeth's father, Abel Mathias of Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prepared his will dated 25 September 1835 and began by appointing his wife, Sarah, Executrix, and son, John, Executor, of what was described as his last will and testament.

He gave to his daughter, Elizabeth McKinstry, the sum of $200 to be paid to her or her heirs at the expiration of one year after the decease of his widow.6
(Elder Daughter) Codicil22 April 1843Elizabeth's father prepared a codicil dated 22 April 1843 to his will dated 25 September 1835, in which Elizabeth had been named a beneficiary, stating that he, Abel Mathias of Hilltown Township, the testator in the foregoing will, did make and publish the following as a codicil to be added thereto and to be considered a part thereof. Because his granddaughter, Juliet Evans, to whom a legacy of $200 was left in the said will, having lately deceased, he hereby revoked that legacy and distributed, gave and devised, as additional sums, the said $200 to members of his family also listed as beneficiaries in his will, as he described in the codicil.

To his daughter, Elizabeth McKinstry, the sum of $75 to be paid to her or her heirs by his Executors in one year after the decease of his widow.

To his grandson, Amos M. Heaton, Elizabeth's son, he gave and devised $50 to be paid to him in one year after the death of his widow, or if he should die before his arrival at the age of 21 years, to be paid to him at his attaining that age.6
(Wife) Death5 January 1852Eliza became a widow for the second time when Nathan McKinstry died on 5 January 1852 at age 70.12
Death*5 September 1854She died on 5 September 1854 at age 555
Burial* and was buried with her second husband in Plot 46 of Doylestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County.5

Family 1

Edmond R. Heaton b. 1794, d. 20 Jul 1826
Child1.Amos Mathias Heaton+4 b. 18 Oct 1825, d. 24 Mar 1886

Family 2

Nathan McKinstry b. 21 Apr 1781, d. 5 Jan 1852

Citations

  1. [S2025] Joy Heaton Tucci, "Heaton Researcher Joy Heaton Tucci Email Messages," online at e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, with an attachment of one page believed to be from An Historical Account of Some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Reverend Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876 found on the Turner-Toce Ancestry Tree published by Marianna Toce. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Researcher Email Messages."
  2. [S2040] An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain by Rev. Joseph Mathias with Additional Facts by Edward Mathews made in 1876, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/12624405/…. It was found as a one-page hand-written fragment attached to an Ancestry tree. It is not known if the original source was hand-written, and the page copied directly from it, or if the page is a hand-written transcription. Therefore, the information may or may not be correct and should be questioned until further information becomes available. Hereinafter cited as An Historical Account of some of the Welsh Settlers of Hilltown and New Britain.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Mathias, Memorial# 55325151. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Eliza McKinstry, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 759; Page: 339b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza (Heaton) McKinstry, Memorial# 129186249.
  6. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Abel Mathias, #8876, dated 25 September 1835, with codicil dated 22 April 1843, and proved 15 October 1850, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 13-14, 1847-1859, pages 332-334, images 165-166 of 684. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  7. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 663. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  8. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmond R. Heaton, his name written as Edward R., and his surname transcribed by Ancestry as "Heuton", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 284; NARA Roll: M33_99; Image: 301. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Edmond Heaton, Memorial# 55715103, recording his date of death as 20 July 1826.
  10. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 651, reporting his date of death as 20 July 1826.
  11. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 663, reporting his date of death as 23 July 1826.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nathan McKinstry, Memorial# 71575896.

Elizabeth Mathias1

b. 12 September 1765, d. 28 August 1803
Father*Thomas Mathias1
Birth*12 September 1765Elizabeth Mathias was born on 12 September 1765.1
Marriage*12 October 1786She married, as his first wife, Isaac Morris, son of William Morris and Ann Griffith, on 12 October 1786.1
Death*28 August 1803She died on 28 August 1803 at age 37.1

Family

Isaac Morris b. 1764, d. 13 Sep 1843
Children1.Mathias Morris+1 b. 12 Sep 1787, d. 9 Nov 1839
2.Justus Morris1
3.William Morris1

Citations

  1. [S2037] The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a, online at www.ancestry.com, Chapter XVI. The children of Gwently Thomas, pages 62-64, William Morris. Hereinafter cited as The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a.

Gainor Mathias1

Father*Abel Mathias1 b. 1768, d. 11 Apr 1850
Mother*Sarah ______1 b. 1770, d. 26 Aug 1858
Birth*Gainor Mathias was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*She married Alfred Bitting.1
(Younger Daughter) Will25 September 1835Gainor's father, Abel Mathias of Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prepared his will dated 25 September 1835 and began by appointing his wife, Sarah, Executrix, and son, John, Executor, of what was described as his last will and testament.

]He ordered and directed that his Executor, or the survivor of him, shall at the expiration of one year after the decease of his widow, pay to the Trustees of the Baptist Church in Hilltown $200 to be vested and kept by them and their successors in some safe and productive fund, the interest thereof to be paid annually to his daughter Gainor or her attorney in fact, and that her receipt alone, or that of her attorney, shall be a sufficient discharge, and that neither the principal nor the interest shall be subject to the control of, nor the payment of, any of the debts of her present husband, Alfred Bitting, but upon the demise of her said husband, or a divorce being obtained, the devise shall be paid to her or her heirs, and in case of her demise before either of those events shall take place, then the money to be paid to her heirs.1
(Younger Daughter) Codicil22 April 1843Gainor's father prepared a codicil dated 22 April 1843 to his will dated 25 September 1835, in which Gainor had been named a beneficiary, stating that he, Abel Mathias of Hilltown Township, the testator in the foregoing will, did make and publish the following as a codicil to be added thereto and to be considered a part thereof. Because his granddaughter, Juliet Evans, to whom a legacy of $200 was left in the said will, having lately deceased, he hereby revoked that legacy and distributed, gave and devised, as additional sums, the said $200 to members of his family also listed as beneficiaries in his will, as he described in the codicil.

To the Trustees of the Baptist Church in Hilltown, and their successors, he gave and devised $75 to be paid by his Executors in one year after the decease of his widow, to be held by such church in trust for the sole and separate use of his daughter, Gainor Bitting, upon the same trusts and conditions in all respects as were expressed in his will with regard to the bequest of $200.

As a separate item he added that whereas a claim may possibly be made against his estate by his daughter, Gainor, or in her right, for the amount of certain legacies once in his hands, but which have been paid but not receipted for, he hereby directed that any amount so claimed, if recovered, together with all cost and expenses incurred by his Executors in attending to said claim, shall be deducted from the principal sum herein and in his will devised in trust for said Gainor, and be accounted as so much paid thereof.1

Family

Alfred Bitting
Child1.Louisa Bitting+2,3 b. 3 Jun 1833, d. 24 Nov 1919

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Abel Mathias, #8876, dated 25 September 1835, with codicil dated 22 April 1843, and proved 15 October 1850, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 13-14, 1847-1859, pages 332-334, images 165-166 of 684. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [S2091] Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England, online at www.ancestry.com, #1033. Joseph Mathews, Sixth Generation, page 155. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the descendants of John Kirk, born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbyshire, England.
  3. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Louisa M Mathews, certificate# 110053, age 86, widow, retired, born on 3 June 1833 in Pennsylvania, died on 24 November 1919 in New Britain, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Alfred Bitting and Gainer Mathias, informant Alfred B. Mathews, New Britain, burial on 28 November 1919 in New Britain Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.

John Mathias1

Father*Abel Mathias1 b. 1768, d. 11 Apr 1850
Mother*Sarah ______1 b. 1770, d. 26 Aug 1858
Birth*John Mathias was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
(Son) Will25 September 1835John's father, Abel Mathias of Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prepared his will dated 25 September 1835 and began by appointing his wife, Sarah, Executrix, and son, John, Executor, of what was described as his last will and testament.

He gave and devised to his son John Mathias the plantation on which he then lived in the said township of Hilltown containing about 80 acres of land, be the same more or less, to him and to his heirs and assigns forever, subject only to the reservations hereinafter mentioned for his widow.

He reserved for the use of his widow, one room, her choice, in his dwelling house with privilege to her and her attendants to use and occupy to same, and as much of the kitchen, cellar, garden, barn, stabling and water as she may choose at all times with full and free privilege of access to and from. And he further directed his son John to pay to her $20 within three months of his decease and the sum of $20 semiannually thereafter during her life and shall further give to her or order as much good flour, meat, butter, milk, fruit and vegetables as shall be necessary for herself and for such person or persons as shall attend her in time of sickness. He further gave his widow such of his beds and bedding with the appurtenances and all such articles of household and kitchen furniture as she shall choose, with sufficiency of firewood fit for her use and convenient to her dwelling.

He gave to his daughter, Elizabeth McKinstry, the sum of $200 to be paid to her or her heirs at the expiration of one year after the decease of his widow.

He ordered and directed that his Executor, or the survivor of him, shall at the expiration of one year after the decease of his widow, pay to the Trustees of the Baptist Church in Hilltown $200 to be vested and kept by them and their successors in some safe and productive fund, the interest thereof to be paid annually to his daughter Gainor or her attorney in fact, and that her receipt alone, or that of her attorney, shall be a sufficient discharge, and that neither the principal nor the interest shall be subject to the control of, nor the payment of, any of the debts of her present husband, Alfred Bitting, but upon the demise of her said husband, or a divorce being obtained, the devise shall be paid to her or her heirs, and in case of her demise before either of those events shall take place, then the money to be paid to her heirs.

He gave to his granddaughter, Juliet Evans, $200, to be paid to her at the expiration of one year after the death of his widow, if she be the survivor, but if she should first die, then to her child or children, if any, but if none, then the legacy to lapse.

He gave to his grandson, Amos M. Heaton, a good feather bed with bedsteads together with such covers and appurtenances as are necessary for the winter season.

The will further stated that Abel had duly considered the situation and circumstances of the several members of his family with the view to making a just and honest distribution of his estate amongst them and, having done so, his will debarred, or prohibited, any one of them from obtaining, under any pretense whatever, anything more than was herein before directed, but if any claim should be made of his Executors, it shall be considered as part of the legacy herein expressed.

His will further stated that if his widow should survive his son John, it was his will that she should act solely as Executrix.

His will directed that, after the payment of all his just debts and funeral expenses, and the several legacies named, that the residue and remainder of his estate, shall be the property of his son John, his heirs and assigns, together also with all and singular such property as shall be left by his widow at the time of her decease, he also gave to his son John, his heirs and assigns.

He revoked all other wills he had made and, in front of witnesses John H. Anderson, William R. Dickerson and James R. Dungan, Abel Mathias declared the document to be his last will and testament, and signed and sealed his name on 25 September 1835.1
(Son) Codicil22 April 1843John's father prepared a codicil dated 22 April 1843 to his will dated 25 September 1835, in which John had been named an Executor with his mother, stating that he, Abel Mathias of Hilltown Township, the testator in the foregoing will, did make and publish the following as a codicil to be added thereto and to be considered a part thereof.

Viz, his granddaughter, Juliet Evans, to whom a legacy of $200 was left in the said will, having lately deceased, he hereby revoked that legacy and distributed, gave and devised, as additional sums, the said $200 to members of his family also listed as beneficiaries in his will, as he described in the codicil as follows:

To his daughter, Elizabeth McKinstry, the sum of $75 to be paid to her or her heirs by his Executors in one year after the decease of his widow.

To the Trustees of the Baptist Church in Hilltown, and their successors, he gave and devised $75 to be paid by his Executors in one year after the decease of his widow, to be held by such church in trust for the sole and separate use of his daughter, Gainor Bitting, upon the same trusts and conditions in all respects as were expressed in his will with regard to the bequest of $200.

To his grandson, Amos M. Heaton, he gave and devised $50 to be paid to him in one year after the death of his widow, or if she should die before his arrival at the age of 21 years, to be paid to him at his attaining that age.

And whereas a claim may possibly be made against his estate by his daughter, Gainor, or in her right, for the amount of certain legacies once in his hands, but which have been paid but not receipted for, he hereby directed that any amount so claimed, if recovered, together with all cost and expenses incurred by his Executors in attending to said claim, shall be deducted from the principal sum herein and in his will devised in trust for said Gainor, and be accounted as so much paid thereof.

Abel signed and sealed his codicil in the presence of witnesses George Hart and John B. Pugh on 22 April 1843.1
(Executor) Probate15 October 1850His father's will was proved on 15 October 1850 in Bucks County when Letters Testamentary were granted to John Mathias as sole Executor. John had duly affirmed that he would well and truly administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the estate according to law and would diligently and faithfully regard, and well and truly comply, with the provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritances. The other named executor in the will, his mother, had renounced her appointment.1
Inventory*3 January 1851 On 3 January 1851 the inventory of the estate of Abel Mathias, late of Hilltown Township, Bucks County, amounting to $250.29, was filed with the probate court by John Mathias, sole Executor, the other executor named in the will having filed her renunciation.2

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Abel Mathias, #8876, dated 25 September 1835, with codicil dated 22 April 1843, and proved 15 October 1850, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 13-14, 1847-1859, pages 332-334, images 165-166 of 684. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [S1614] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, probate of Abel Mathias, #8876, Bucks County Register Docket, Vol 004-005, 1839-1870, page 165, image# 105 of 402, inventory filed on 3 January 1851 amounting to $250.29.

Reverend Joseph Mathias1

Father*Thomas Mathias1

Citations

  1. [S2037] The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a, online at www.ancestry.com, Chapter XVI. The children of Gwently Thomas, pages 62-64, William Morris. Hereinafter cited as The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a.

Thomas Mathias1

Family

Children1.Reverend Joseph Mathias1
2.Elizabeth Mathias+1 b. 12 Sep 1765, d. 28 Aug 1803

Citations

  1. [S2037] The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a, online at www.ancestry.com, Chapter XVI. The children of Gwently Thomas, pages 62-64, William Morris. Hereinafter cited as The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a.

______ Mathias1

Father*Abel Mathias1 b. 1768, d. 11 Apr 1850
Mother*Sarah ______1 b. 1770, d. 26 Aug 1858
Birth*______ Mathias was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*She married ______ Evans.1

Family

______ Evans
Child1.Juliet Evans1

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Abel Mathias, #8876, dated 25 September 1835, with codicil dated 22 April 1843, and proved 15 October 1850, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 13-14, 1847-1859, pages 332-334, images 165-166 of 684. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.

Benjamin Matthews Esq.1

Family

Child1.Rachel Matthews+1 b. 21 Feb 1771, d. 1 Aug 1856

Citations

  1. [S2037] The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a, online at www.ancestry.com, Chapter XVI. The children of Gwently Thomas, pages 62-64, William Morris. Hereinafter cited as The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a.

Christopher Matthews

b. circa 1762
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Birth*circa 1762Christopher Matthews was born circa 1762 in Kildare, County Westmeath, Ireland.1
Marriage*29 January 1787He married Martha Hinds, daughter of Ralph Hinds and Esther Cannon, on 29 January 1787 in Rodanstown, County Meath, Ireland.1
(Cousin) Deed Memorial6 February 1795Christopher was party to a deed of lease and release dated 05 and 6 February 1795 made between Walter Hinds of Corrakane, grandson and heir at law of Walter Hinds, late of Corrakane, deceased, of the first part, Walter Hinds of the city of Dublin, eldest son and heir at law of Thomas Hinds, deceased, and also a grandson of Walter Hinds of Corrakane deceased, of the second part, Thomas Hinds of the city of Dublin of the third part, and Christopher Matthews of Baytownpark in the county of Meath, of the fourth part, whereby Walter Hinds of Corrakane and Walter Hinds of the city of Dublin, for the considerations therein mentioned, did give, grant, bargain, sell, remise, release and confirm unto Thomas Hinds, his heirs and assigns, all that and those the lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy to hold the towns, lands and premises unto Thomas Hinds to the intent that he might become perfect tenant of the freehold to the end that one or more common recovery or recoveries might thereof be had and suffered in which Christopher Matthews was to be the demandant (or plaintiff) in the recovery or recoveries, Thomas Hinds the tenant, and Walter Hinds of the city of Dublin was to be vouched to warranty. And the recoveror and recoverors in such recovery and recoveries named or to be named to stand and be seized of the towns, lands and premises to the only use and behalf of Walter Hinds of the city of Dublin, his heirs and assigns, subject to the charges and encumbrances contained in the articles of agreement therein and herein before mentioned.2
(Cousin) Land Recovery1795A common recovery was suffered on the towns and lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy in Easter term 1795 and Walter Hinds of Bruce Hall, by virtue of his earlier deed of release and common recovery, became seized in his demesne as of fee of, and in, the lands and premises of Gortnatrieve and Behy.2

Family

Martha Hinds b. c 1766

Citations

  1. [S8] Community Contributed Family Information, International Genealogical Index (IGI) available online at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi. The International Genealogical Index was a family history database that listed several hundred million names of deceased persons from throughout the world. Names in the IGI came from two sources: Community Indexed and Community Contributed. The Community Contributed IGI contained family information submitted by members to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Although we have often found the contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information a possible clue as we research. (Salt Lake City, Utah: www.familysearch.org), accuracy not known, although considered very plausible by this researcher; record was submitted to the IGI after 1991 by an unidentified member of the LDS Church.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1821; Film number 467074; Volume 765; Page 539; Deed number 519474. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Reverend James Matthews1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage License1820A marriage license bond was issued to Reverend James Matthews and Martha Hinds in Diocese of Meath, Ireland, in 1820.2,3
Marriage Settlement*12 January 1820A memorial of an indented deed of appointment dated 12 January 1820 was made between Sarah (Gerrard) Hinds of Ballaghtalion in the county of Meath, widow of the late Matthew Hinds of Trim in the said county, Esq., deceased, of the first part, Thomas Potterton of Ballaghtalion in said county of Meath, Esq. and Eleanora Anne Hinds, otherwise Potterton, and John Hinds of Jervis Street in the city of Dublin, attorney at law, of the second part, Matilda Hinds, daughter of the said Sarah Hinds, of the third part, and the Reverend James Matthews of Rathbeggan in the said county of Meath, of the fourth part.

Whereby the said Sarah Hinds, in consideration of a marriage to be had and solemnized between the said James Matthews and Matilda Hinds, agreed to settle on the said Matilda Hinds, her executors, administrators and assigns, the sum of £600, part of a sum of £1,200 left her, the said Sarah Hinds, under the will of William Gerrard of Dormstown in the said county, Esq., her father, bearing date the 24 day of December 1788, which said sum of £1,200 was assigned in trust to Singleton Harpur, Robert Waller and James Gibney for the use of the children of the said Sarah Hinds with her then husband Matthew Hinds to the intent and purpose that she, the said Sarah Hinds, should receive and take the yearly interest thereof and to be free from the engagements or debts of said Matthew Hinds or any after taken husband. And upon trust that the said trustees, their executors or administrators, should, after the said Sarah's death dispose of the said sum of £1,200 amongst the said Sarah's children as she should direct, limit and approve.

And whereas the said Matthew Hinds is since dead and has left issue by said Sarah three children, namely John Hinds, Matilda Hinds and Eleanor Anne who is married to Thomas Potterton.

And whereas said Sarah under the power given her in said will, and with the approbation of the said John Hinds and Matilda Hinds on the intermarriage of said Eleanor Anne and Thomas Potterton, settled upon said Eleanor Anne the sum of £600, part of the sum of £1,200.

And whereas in consideration of said marriage so to be had between the said James Matthews and Matilda Hinds, she the said Sarah, by and with the consent of the said John Hinds, Thomas Potterton and Eleanor Anne signing thereof, has agreed to appoint and settle the remaining sum of £600, part of the sum of £1,200 on the said Matilda, same to be paid her immediately after the death of the said Sarah, and to be her own property, and to be at her the said Matilda's sole disposal and free from the debts and engagements of the said James Matthews, her intended husband.

The memorial stated that the deed contained other necessary clauses and covenants as to the execution thereof, and the deed and the memorial were executed and signed by all parties and witnessed appropriately. The memorial was registered on 27 Jan 1820.4
Marriage*1820He married Martha Hinds, daughter of Matthew Hinds and Sarah Gerrard, in 1820 in County Meath, Ireland.1

Family

Martha Hinds

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1820, Deed# 509130, Film# 464731 volume 748, identifying page location# 395A and 395B. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1500] Ireland. Public Record Office, Index to Church of Ireland diocesan marriage licenses. Microfilm of original records at the Dublin Public Record Office. Although these licenses were issued by the established Church of Ireland, they were issued to Catholics as well as Protestants who chose to be married by license. Most of the actual licenses were destroyed in the 1922 fire at the Public Record Office; only the indexes survived: Film# 100869, Volume 5, Meath Diocese 1655, 1702-1845; on15 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Index to Church of Ireland diocesan marriage licenses.
  3. [S1622] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1820, Deed# 509130, Film# 464731 volume 748, identifying page location# 395A and 395B, image 176.

Laura Ann Matthews1,2

b. 12 July 1857, d. 26 April 1932
Birth*12 July 1857Laura Ann Matthews was born on 12 July 1857.3,4
Marriage*6 February 1873She married John W. Spence, son of James H. Spence and Rocceana Kensler, on 6 February 1873 in Madison County, Illinois.1,5
Census US 1880*10 June 1880Laura and John W. Spence appeared on the 1880 census taken on 9 and 10 June 1880 in Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois. The family's surname was transcribed by Ancestry as "Strena". John W. Sr. was 28 years of age and a farmer, and Laura was 22 and keeping house. The couple's three children resided with their parents in 1880. John W. Jr. was 5, Roxanna A. 4, and William J., transcribed as "Urikaius J.", was 1 year old. Also residing in the Spence household in 1880 was the couple's niece, Truly Wheatley, who was 12 years old and had attended school within the census year.6
Census US 1900*11 June 1900Laura and John W. Spence were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. John was 48 years of age and a farmer, and Laura was 22. They had been married for 26 years and Laura had given birth to 12 children, 11 of whom were still living, and their farm and home was owned with a mortgage. Nine of their children resided in their parents' household in 1900. Roxie was 23 years old, James was 17, Edgar 14, Gentry 12, Laura 11, Lucy 9, Rena 8, Jesse 5 and Robert 2. Only James, Edgar, Gentry and Laura had attended school within the census year.4
(Wife) Death10 September 1908Laura became a widow when John W. Spence died on 10 September 1908 at age 57.7
Census US 1910*26 April 1910Laura appeared as the head of her household on the 1910 census taken on 26 April 1910 in Centerview, Johnson County, Missouri. She was a widow, 52 years of age and a farmer who owned her farm and home free of mortgage. Eight of her children resided in her household in 1910. John was 34 years old and worked as a farm laborer on the family farm, Roxie was 33 with her occupation recorded as "none", and William was 30 and a farm laborer working outside of his family's farm. The five younger children listed no occupations. Gentry was 23, Irene 17, Jesse Jewell, who was enumerated as Jewell, was 15, Robert 12 and Katie 9. Everyone in the family could read and write and Irene, Jewell, Robert and Katie had all attended school at some time since 1 September 1909.8
(Daughter-in-Law) Will15 June 1912Laura's father-in-law, James H. Spence, prepared his will in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, on 15 June 1912, four years after his son, John W. Spence, Laura's husband's, death. He stated he was of sound mind and memory and directed that after his decease his estate shall be disposed of as follows:

He first directed that the expenses of his funeral and last sickness and all just debts shall be paid as soon as practicable.

Second, he gave and bequeathed to his beloved wife Martha J. Spence to be hers absolutely, all of his clothing, household goods, furniture, domestic tools and utensils and $500. He did not devise to her any real estate because, in lieu thereof, he had already caused his homestead, to wit Lots One and Two of J. H. Spence's Addition to the said city of Warrensburg, to be conveyed to her absolutely.

Third, he gave and devised to his beloved daughter, and only surviving child, Catherine Braden, wife of Philip Braden, of Nameoki, Madison County, Illinois, absolutely in fee simple, and as her sole and separate estate, the following real estate situate in said Johnson County, state of Missouri, to wit the north one-third of lots forty-seven (47) and forty-eight (48) in Benjamin W. Grover's Depot Addition to the said city of Warrensburg.

Fourth, he stated his only other child was his beloved son, John W. Spence, deceased, and that he had assisted him financially to procure the farm he owned and upon which he resided at the time of his death. Therefore, his will gave and devised nothing to his son's children or lineal descendants, stating his son left surviving him twelve children, and some of them have perhaps double Christian names, but in mentioning them here from memory only, he would use but one Christian name for each. Namely, John, William, Edgar, Gentry, James, Roxanna, Katie, Jewell, and Robert Spence and Laura Shadwick, Irene Shadwick and Lucy Perry (or Peary) (or Parry).

Fifth, if after all the provisions of the foregoing sections numbered One, Two and Three are carried into effect there should yet remain some of his estate, he gave and devised the same, whether real or personal, to his said daughter Catherine Braden.

Sixth, in order that the cash may be derived to carry out the provisions of said sections numbered First and Second, to defray the necessary expenses of administration, he authorized and empowered his executor (or administrator with this will annexed) to sell and convey any of his real estate, except that herein devised, at the best price he can obtain, and without first requiring any order of Court or appraisement.

Seventh, he nominated and appointed William Shockey to be the sole executor of his will.

James signed his will with his mark in the presence of witnesses, D.W. Clark and Philip S. Day.9
(Mother) Census US 19202 January 1920Laura was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 in the household of her son, Jesse, and his wife Pearl, at 1304 Locust Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Laura was 64 years of age and widowed.10
Death*26 April 1932She died on 26 April 1932 at age 743
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Lot 417 of Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri.3

Family

John W. Spence b. 11 Aug 1851, d. 10 Sep 1908
Children1.John W. Spence6 b. 1875
2.Roxanna Abigail Spence11 b. 23 Dec 1875, d. 3 Jan 1954
3.William Joseph Spence12 b. 1879, d. 1918
4.James Andrew Spence2 b. 4 Sep 1883, d. 11 Jun 1972
5.Edgar Wilson Spence4 b. 1 Feb 1885, d. 28 Oct 1945
6.Gentry Spence8 b. Dec 1887
7.Laura E. Spence4 b. Nov 1888
8.Lucy Spence4 b. Aug 1890
9.Irene Spence4 b. Sep 1892
10.Jesse Jewell Spence4 b. 16 Dec 1894, d. 30 Aug 1963
11.Robert Spence4 b. Jan 1897
12.Katie Spence8 b. 1901

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, John W. Spence and Laura Matthews. Madison County, 6 February 1873, referencing Film Number: 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S1767] Missouri, U.S., Birth Registers, 1847-1910, online at www.ancestry.com, James Andrew Spence, son of John Wesley Spence and Laura Ann Spence, born on 4 September 1883 in Centre View, Johnson County. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Birth Registers, 1847-1910.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura (Matthews) Spence, Memorial# 134388971. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1240868, reporting the year of their marriage as 1874.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Laura Spence (transcribed as "Strena" on Ancestry), Nameoki, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 395C; Enumeration District: 027. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Wesley Spence, Memorial# 134388939.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Laura Spence, Centerview, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0102; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  9. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, will of James H. Spence dated 15 June 1912, Johnson County, Will Records, Volume G, 1905-1916, page 456, image# 272. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  10. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jesse J. and Pearl Spence, Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T625_926; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 99. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Roxanna Abigail "Roxie" (Spence) Graham, Memorial# 134388738.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Joseph Spence, Memorial# 133329270.

Rachel Matthews1

b. 21 February 1771, d. 1 August 1856
Father*Benjamin Matthews Esq.1
Birth*21 February 1771Rachel Matthews was born on 21 February 1771.1
Marriage*She married first Joseph Dungan.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 6 April 1806Rachel became a widow when Joseph Dungan died.1
Marriage*6 April 1806She married second, as his second wife, Isaac Morris, son of William Morris and Ann Griffith, on 6 April 1806.1
(Wife) Death13 September 1843Rachel became a widow for the second time when Isaac Morris died on 13 September 1843 at age 79.1
Death*1 August 1856She died on 1 August 1856 at age 85.1

Family 1

Joseph Dungan d. b 6 Apr 1806

Family 2

Isaac Morris b. 1764, d. 13 Sep 1843
Children1.Oliver Goldsmith Morris1 b. 1807, d. 1826
2.Burgess Allison Morris+1 b. 1807
3.John D. Morris1 b. 9 Apr 1811, d. 5 Jan 1868

Citations

  1. [S2037] The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a, online at www.ancestry.com, Chapter XVI. The children of Gwently Thomas, pages 62-64, William Morris. Hereinafter cited as The Thomas family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a.

Ann Maulsby1

b. 22 November 1771, d. 15 October 1867
Father*John Maulsby2
Mother*Lydia John2
Birth*22 November 1771Ann Maulsby was born on 22 November 1771 in Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*20 October 1794She married Henry Thornburgh, son of Henry Thornburgh and Rachel Moon, by license dated 20 October 1794 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3
Census US 1850*13 August 1850Ann and Henry Thornburgh were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 13 August 1850 in Dalton, Wayne County, Indiana. Henry was 77, a farmer with real estate valued at $3,500, and Ann was 78. Much of their extended family lived nearby.4
(Wife) Death11 August 1862Ann became a widow when Henry Thornburgh died on 11 August 1862 in his 90th year.5
Death*15 October 1867She died on 15 October 1867 at age 95.2

Family

Henry Thornburgh b. 26 May 1773, d. 11 Aug 1862
Children1.Lydia Thornburgh1 b. 16 May 1795
2.Sophia Thornburgh1 b. 12 May 1797
3.Larkin Thornburgh1 b. 23 Dec 1799
4.Lewis Thornburgh1 b. 20 Feb 1802
5.Eleanor Thornburgh1 b. 28 Jul 1804
6.Rachel Thornburgh1 b. 3 Feb 1807
7.Henry Thornburgh+1 b. 30 Mar 1809, d. 28 Jan 1879
8.John Thornburgh+1 b. 30 Mar 1809

Citations

  1. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 1111, Lost Creek Monthly Meeting. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.
  2. [S1509] Cora M. (Patty) Payne, Genealogy of the Maulsby Family for Five Generations, 1699-1902, downloaded from Internet Archive at www.archive.org. (Des Moines, Iowa: Geo. A. Miller Press, 1902), page 27. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Maulsby Family.
  3. [S1505] Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 1111, Lost Creek Monthly Meeting, citing court records in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry Thornburgh, Dalton, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M432_180; Page: 87B; Image: 182. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Springfield Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, Indiana, Men's Minutes, 1859-1868. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

John Maulsby1

Birth*John Maulsby was born in Pennsylvania, probably in or near the Plymouth Settlement.1
Marriage*21 May 1766He married Lydia John on 21 May 1766 at the Nantmel Meeting of Friends, East Nantmel Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Lydia John
Child1.Ann Maulsby+1 b. 22 Nov 1771, d. 15 Oct 1867

Citations

  1. [S1509] Cora M. (Patty) Payne, Genealogy of the Maulsby Family for Five Generations, 1699-1902, downloaded from Internet Archive at www.archive.org. (Des Moines, Iowa: Geo. A. Miller Press, 1902), page 27. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Maulsby Family.

Elizabeth Maverick1

b. 30 September 1649, d. between January 1685/86 and 29 November 1698
Father*Moses Maverick1 b. 3 Nov 1611, d. 28 Jan 1685/86
Mother*Remember Allerton1 b. 1613/14, d. bt 1652 - 1656
Baptism*30 September 1649Elizabeth Maverick was baptized on 30 September 1649 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*6 April 1665She married first Nathaniel Grafton, son of Joseph Grafton, on 6 April 1665.1
Marriage*before January 1685/86She married second ______ Skinner before January 1685/86.1
Death*between January 1685/86 and 29 November 1698She died between January 1685/86 and 29 November 1698.1

Family 1

Nathaniel Grafton b. 24 Apr 1642, d. 11 Feb 1670/71
Child1.Priscilla Grafton+1 b. 12 Mar 1670/71

Family 2

______ Skinner

Citations

  1. [S943] Contributed by William Prescott Greenlaw of Winthrop Massachusetts, "John Maverick and Some of His Descendants", New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Volume 96 (Oct 1942): pages 358-360. Hereinafter cited as "John Maverick and Some Descendants."

Moses Maverick1

b. 3 November 1611, d. 28 January 1685/86
Baptism*3 November 1611Moses Maverick was baptized on 3 November 1611 in Huish, Devonshire, England.1
Marriage*before 6 May 1635He married first Remember Allerton, daughter of Isaac Allerton and Mary Norris, before 6 May 1635.1
Marriage*22 October 1656He married second, as her second husband, Eunice Roberts on 22 October 1656 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*28 January 1685/86He died on 28 January 1685/86 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), at age 74.1

Family 1

Remember Allerton b. 1613/14, d. bt 1652 - 1656
Child1.Elizabeth Maverick+1 b. 30 Sep 1649, d. bt Jan 1685/86 - 29 Nov 1698

Family 2

Eunice ______

Citations

  1. [S943] Contributed by William Prescott Greenlaw of Winthrop Massachusetts, "John Maverick and Some of His Descendants", New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Volume 96 (Oct 1942): pages 358-360. Hereinafter cited as "John Maverick and Some Descendants."

Barry Maxwell1

d. 7 October 1800
Father*John Maxwell1 b. 1687, d. 6 Aug 1759
Mother*Judith Barry1
Peerage of Ireland* Barry succeeded his brother in the barony as the 3rd Baron Farnham. He was created Viscount Farnham in 1781 and Earl of Farnham in 1785.1,2
Death*7 October 1800He died on 7 October 1800.1

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham

Henry Maxwell1

d. 7 October 1798
Father*John Maxwell1 b. 1687, d. 6 Aug 1759
Mother*Judith Barry1
Marriage*1759He married Margaret Foster, daughter of Right Honorable Anthony Foster, in 1759.1
Occupation*Henry was Bishop of Dromore in1765–1766 and Bishop of Meath from 1766 to 1798.1
Death*7 October 1798He died as the Right Reverend Henry Maxwell, Bishop of Meath, on 7 October 1798.1

Family

Margaret Foster
Children1.John Maxwell1 b. 1767, d. 1838
2.Henry Maxwell1 b. 1774

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Henry Maxwell1

b. 1774
Father*Henry Maxwell1 d. 7 Oct 1798
Mother*Margaret Foster1
Birth*1774Henry Maxwell was born about 1774.1
Peerage of Ireland*Henry succeeded his brother John to become the 6th Baron Farnham.2

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham

Hugh McLeod Maxwell1,2

b. October 1862, d. 1929
Birth*October 1862Hugh McLeod Maxwell was born in October 1862 in Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*23 January 1886He married Tillie M. Porter on 23 January 1886 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey.1,3,4,2
Death*1929He died in 1929 at about age 672
Burial* and was buried in Everglade 407 of West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Tillie M. Porter b. 1 Dec 1862, d. 29 Aug 1950
Child1.J. Howard Maxwell1 b. 24 Jan 1887, d. 1962

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hugh and Tillie M. Maxwell, Philadelphia Ward 38, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0966; FHL microfilm: 1241479. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hugh McLeod Maxwell, Memorial# 91393563. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1598] New Jersey, U.S., Marriage Records, 1670-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Tillie M. Porter and Hugh McLeod Maxwell on 23 January 1886 in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000495701. Hereinafter cited as New Jersey, U.S., Marriage Records, 1670-1965.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Matilda May (Porter) Maxwell, Memorial# 91393595.

J. Howard Maxwell1

b. 24 January 1887, d. 1962
Father*Hugh McLeod Maxwell2 b. Oct 1862, d. 1929
Mother*Tillie M. Porter2 b. 1 Dec 1862, d. 29 Aug 1950
Birth*24 January 1887J. Howard Maxwell was born on 24 January 1887 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2,3
Name VariationHis full name was John Howard Maxwell.3
Marriage*1913He married Edith A. Bloomfield, daughter of Herbert W. Bloomfield and Anna E. McLaughlin, in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1,4,5
Death*1962He died in 1962 at about age 756
Burial* and was buried with his parents in Everglade 407 of West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.6

Family

Edith A. Bloomfield b. 7 May 1889, d. 28 Aug 1972

Citations

  1. [S1817] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Edith A Bloomfield and J Howard Maxwell in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, referencing Digital GSU# 4140386. Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hugh and Tillie M. Maxwell, Philadelphia Ward 38, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0966; FHL microfilm: 1241479. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1819] United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, registration of John Howard Maxwell of Union Avenue, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA, employer Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation, Hudson, Jew Jersey, born on 24 January 1887 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, name of person who will always know his address Edith A. Maxwell of same address, referencing The National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of New Jersey, Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, Group# 147, Series# M1986. Hereinafter cited as United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S2100] Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown, Pennsylvania), online at www.ancestry.com, obituary published Saturday, 15 April 1967, page 3, for Mrs. Gladys Bloomfield Yerkes, wife of Morris H. Yerkes of 200 Buck Road, Huntingdon Valley, died Thursday, 13 April 1967 in Clearwater, Florida; Mrs. Yerkes had been a winter visitor in Belleaire Bluffs, Florida since 1957; survived by husband, and three brothers and three sisters: Edward Bloomfield of Holland, Herbert Bloomfield of Woodbury, New Jersey, Chester Bloomfield of Fishing Creek, Maryland, Mrs. J. Howard Maxwell of Middlesex, New Jersey, Mrs. Paul Kirschmann of Belleair Bluffs, and Mrs. L. H. Trimmer of Harbor Bluffs, Florida; interment in Union Cemetery, Richboro. Hereinafter cited as Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown, Pennsylvania).
  5. [S2101] Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Edith Anna Maxwell of 208 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth, Virginia, retired school teacher, age 83, born on 7 May 1889 in Pennsylvania, died of heart disease on 28 August 1972 in Guardian Care Nursing Home, Chesapeake, Virginia, USA, name of spouse John Howard Maxwell, names of parents Herbert William Bloomfield and Anna Mclaughlin, informant Mr. Hugh Maxwell, burial in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, registered on 7 September 1972, citing Certificate# 1972023606, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Deaths, 1912-2014. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Howard Maxwell, Memorial# 91393573. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

John Maxwell1

b. 1687, d. 6 August 1759
Birth*1687John Maxwell was born in 1687.2
Biographical Info*John was an Irish peer and politician. He was appointed Prothonotary, chief clerk, of the Court of Common Pleas from 1725 until his death. He was a Member of Parliament, an MP, of the Irish House of Commons for Cavan County from 1727 to 1756. He inherited Farnham estate from his cousin in 1737 and was appointed High Sheriff of Cavan for 1739. The latter year he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan.2
Marriage*1719He married Judith Barry of Newton Barry, daughter of James Barry, in 1719.2
Deed Memorial22 November 1742A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 22 November 1742 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, devised and set unto the said Thomas Hinds and his heirs the towns and lands of Drumleny, in as full and ample manner as the same was then held by the said Thomas, situate in the manor of Farnham in the county of Cavan. To hold to the said Thomas and his heirs from the twenty-fifth day of March last past for and during the natural lives of the said Thomas, Ralph Clarke, nephew to the said Thomas, and Maxwell Boyle, son to Robert Boyle of Cavan yielding and paying unto the said John Maxwell and his heirs the yearly rent or sum of £22, 9 shillings and 9 pence to be paid on every twenty-ninth day of September and twenty-fifth day of March together with 8 pence in the pound Receiver Fees and four pounds of linen yarn of four dozen to the pound or one shilling a pound in lieu aforesaid. The memorial stated that the deed contained several other usual clauses between landlord and tenant. The original deed was witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town and county of Cavan and Thomas' brother Walter Hinds of Corrakane of the said county Gentleman, and the memorial was also witnessed by Robert Boyle and William Magrath of the city of Dublin Gentleman. Both documents were signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, and delivered in the persons of Robert Boyle and William Magrath. Robert Boyle made his oath that he saw the deed of lease which the above was a memorial only, executed by the parties thereto and that he also saw the above-named Thomas Hinds sign and seal the above memorial and that the same Robert Boyle subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponent's proper handwriting and was signed by Robert Boyle. It was sworn before R. Mountney on his circuit at Cavan in the county of Cavan on the 14th day of September 1752 and registered on 9 November 1752 at 12 o'clock noon.3
Deed Memorial*6 October 1748A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 6 October 1748 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, devised and set unto the said Thomas Hinds and his heirs, the towns and lands of Drumbee in the parish of Kildrumsherdan in the county of Cavan to hold to the said Thomas the said devised premises from the first day of May then last past for and during the natural lives of the said Thomas, Anthony Clarke, nephew to the said Thomas, and a second nephew Thomas Hinds, son of Walter Hinds of Corrakane Gentleman, Thomas' brother, yielding and paying unto the said John Maxwell and his heirs the yearly rent or sum of £30 by two even payments on every first day of November and first day of May together with 8 pence a pound Receiver Fees and three dozen of linen yarn of four dozen to the pound or 2 shillings a pound in lieu aforesaid. The memorial stated that the deed contained several other usual clauses between landlord and tenant. The original deed was witnessed by Oliver Ingham and Robert Boyle and the memorial was also witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town and county of Cavan Gentleman and William Magrath of the city of Dublin Gentleman. Both documents were signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, and delivered in the persons of Robert Boyle and William Magrath. Robert Boyle made his oath that he saw the deed of lease which the above was a memorial only, executed by the parties thereto and that he also saw the above-named Thomas Hinds sign and seal the above memorial and that the same Robert Boyle subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponent's "proper handwriting" and was signed by Robert Boyle. It was sworn before R. Mountney on his circuit at Cavan in the county of Cavan on the 14th day of September 1752 and registered on 4 December 1752 at 6 o'clock in the afternoon.4
Deed Memorial6 October 1748A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 6 October 1748 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the county of Cavan Esq. of the one part and Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell for the considerations in the said deed mentioned, set unto the said Thomas Hinds the towns and lands of Cornaseer, as the said Thomas then enjoyed the same, situate and being in the parish of Denn in the county of Cavan. To hold to the said Thomas and his heirs from the first day of May then last past for and during the natural lives of the said Thomas, Anthony Clarke and Thomas Hinds, both nephews to the said Thomas, yielding and paying unto the said John Maxwell and his heirs the yearly rent or sum of £22 by two even payments on every first day of November and first day of May together with 8 pence a pound Receiver Fees and three dozen of linen yarn of four dozen to the pound or 2 shillings a pound in lieu aforesaid. The memorial stated that the deed contained several other usual clauses between landlord and tenant. The original deed was witnessed by Oliver Ingham and Robert Boyle and the memorial was also witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town and county of Cavan Gentleman and William Magrath of the city of Dublin Gentleman. Both documents were signed and sealed by Thomas Hinds, and delivered in the persons of Robert Boyle and William Magrath. Robert Boyle made his oath that he saw the deed of lease which the above was a memorial only, executed by the parties thereto and that he also saw the above-named Thomas Hinds sign and seal the above memorial and that the same Robert Boyle subscribed as a witness to the said deed and memorial is this deponent's proper handwriting and was signed by Robert Boyle. It was sworn before R. Mountney on his circuit at Cavan in the county of Cavan on the 14th day of September 1752 and registered on 9 November 1752 at 12 o'clock noon.3
Deed Memorial*6 October 1748A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 6 October 1748 was made between John Maxwell of Farnham in the County of Cavan Esq. of the one part and John Hinds of Kilmainham in the same county, Gentleman of the other part. Whereby the said John Maxwell did devise, and let to farm, set unto the said John Hinds the town and lands of Clare in the parish of Denn and County of Cavan from the first day of May then last past for and during the natural life and lives of Thomas Hinds, brother of the said lessee, and for and during the natural life of Ralph Hinds. son to Walter Hinds of Corrakane Gentleman, and for and during the natural life of Thomas Boyle, son to Robert Boyle of Cavan and the longest liver of them yielding and paying therefore and there out yearly and every year during said term the yearly rent or sum of £30 sterling the same to be paid half yearly on every first day of November and first day of May with 8 pence as pound Receiver Fees and 2 dozen of linen yarn of 4 dozen to the landlord or 2 shillings in lieu thereof at the election of the said John Maxwell. The memorial stated that in the lease there were additional other clauses not included in the memorial. The original deed was signed by John Hinds and witnessed by Robert Boyle of the town of Cavan Gentleman and by Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham Gentleman. The memorial was signed and sealed by John Hinds in the presence of Thomas Hinds and Daniel Stanford on 4 October 1757. Thomas Hinds made oath that he saw the deed of lease, of which the above was a memorial, duly executed by the parties thereto and also saw the above-named John Hinds duly sign and seal the above memorial and that the name Thomas Hinds severally subscribed as witness to the said deed of lease and to this memorial is of this deponent's proper handwriting and signature. It was signed by Thomas Hinds before the Sessions of Peace in County Cavan and registered on 4 October 1757.5
(Grantor) Land Records8 August 1749John Maxwell, who was not yet Lord Farnham, granted to Andrew Bell a renewable lease for three lives, Bernard Parr, his uncle John Bell and himself Andrew Bell, on the town and lands of Bellsgrove, Aghacreevy, County Cavan, Ireland, on 8 August 1749. One part of the property contained 70 acres including bog land, land capable of being ploughed and used to grow crops, and pasture land. The other part or half of the lands contained 70 like acres.6
Name Variation1756The title of Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan was created in 1756 for John Maxwell who was the first Lord Farnham. The Peerage of Ireland consists of titles of nobility created by the English monarchs in their capacity as Lord or King of Ireland, or later by monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The creation of such titles came to an end in the 19th century. The ranks of the Irish peerage in descending order are Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount and Baron.1,7
(Grantor) Freehold EstateJohn Maxwell, the Lord Farnham, Baron, assigned lands in Corrigan, Cargagh, and "Coghs" in County Cavan, Ireland, as a Freehold Estate, to Ralph Hinds (1741-1794) of Mulhussey.8
Death*6 August 1759He died on 6 August 1759.2
Peerage of Ireland*John was succeeded in the barony by his son Robert.2,1
(Mentioned) Will15 April 1794Lord Farnham was mentioned in the will of Ralph Hinds of Kimmins Mill, County Meath, dated 15 April 1794 and proved on 10 May 1794. Ralph left his son, Walter Hinds and his Heirs and Assigns, all of his Freehold Estate in the Towns and Lands of Corrigan, Cargagh, "Coghs" and all his interest therein situate in the County of Cavan which he derived by Lease from the late Lord Farnham.8

Family

Judith Barry
Children1.Robert Maxwell2 b. c 1720, d. 16 Nov 1779
2.Barry Maxwell2 d. 7 Oct 1800
3.Henry Maxwell+2 d. 7 Oct 1798

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham.
  3. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1752; Film# 461362, Volume 157, pages 405-406, Deed# 105262. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1752; Film# 461362, Volume 156, page 304, Deed# 105796.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1752; Film# 461381, Volume 189, pages 417-418, Deed# 126010.
  6. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Chancery Bill, 1779, Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove, County Cavan, Ireland, Plaintiff, John Bell, Anne (Grier) Bell and James Grier, Defendants. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  7. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peerage_of_Ireland
  8. [S343] Ralph Hinds will (15 Apr 1794), Copy of the Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794.

John Maxwell1

b. 1767, d. 1838
Father*Henry Maxwell1 d. 7 Oct 1798
Mother*Margaret Foster1
Birth*1767John Maxwell was born about 1767.1
Peerage of Ireland*John succeeded a first cousin to become the 5th Baron Farnham.2
Death*1838He died in 1838.2

Citations

  1. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maxwell,_1st_Baron_Farnham. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  2. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Farnham