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  • ID: I05617
  • Name: Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH III 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 AUG 1718 in Kennet, Chester, PA
  • Death: BEF AUG 1766 in , Orange, NC
  • Change Date: 13 JAN 2002
  • Note:
    Notes for Valentine Hollingsworth:
    Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 6 Lineage
    The name HOLLINGSWORTH, so widely known and honored in the United States,is spelled severally :
    HOLLINGSWORTH, HOLLINGSWORTH, and HOLLINGSWORTH, the last has been clungto by a large
    majority of the descendants of the founder of the family in America, whowas Valentine HOLLING SWORTH, who came direct to the New World, fromIreland, in 1682, the year in which William PEN N arrived in the Delaware,in front of what is now the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    American Biographical Library
    The Biographical Cyclop©Œdia of American Women Volume II page 208 AmericanBiographical Notes H
    The Chicago Historical Society HOLLINGSWORTH, VALENTINE, one of WilliamPenn's emigrants in 16 82; was a member of assembly, for Newcastle co., in1683, and several succeeding years, and on e of the first grand jurorsempaneled in the province.

    HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia
    I. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr., first of this family in America, was bornin Parish Sego, Coun ty Armagh,
    Ireland, about 1632, son of Henry and Catherine Hollingsworth. Hemarried, Apr. 7, 1655, Ann , daughter of Nicholas Ree, of the same county.She died Feb. 1, 1671, and he then married Ann , daughter of Thomas andJane Calvert, of Parish Sego, County Armagh, Apr. 12, 1672. In 1682 h eand his family, including his son-in-law Thomas Connaway and indentedservant John Musgrave , sailed from Belfast to the Delaware River,arriving a few months after William Penn's ship , the Welcome. He settledon a plantation of nearly 1000 acres in Brandy Wine Hundred, Del. Sh ortlyafter his arrival a meeting was established at his house, and in 1687 hegranted [p.206]" unto ffriends for a burying place half an acre of landfor ye purpose, there being already fri ends buried in the spot." He was amember of the first Pennsylvania Assembly 1682-83, and of t he Assembliesof 1687, 1688, 1695, and 1700. He was a signer of Penn's Great Charterand a just ice for New Kent County. He was an overseer of Friends' meetingmany years. His second wife di ed Aug. 17, 1697, and his death occurredabout 1711. Both Valentine Hollingsworth Sr. and hi s second wife areburied in the Friends' graveyard at Newark, Del., which he
    had given them in 1687. By his first marriage he had 11 children.
    Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 6 page 293
    VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH, the original emigrant ancestor was a son ofHenry 11 July 29, 2001
    HOLLINGSWORTH of Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Legoe, County Armagh,Ireland, and Catharine, hi s wife and was born at Belleniskcrannel, aboutthe sixth month in the year 1632. He was m. 7t h April, 1655, to Ann REE,daughter of Nicholas REE, of Tanderagee, County Armagh. Ann REE wa s b.circa 1628, at Tanderagee, and d. 1st February, 1671. He then m. a secondtime, 12th April , 1672, Ann CALVERT, daughter of Thomas CALVERT, ofDromgora, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh , and Jane his wife. ValentineHOLLINGSWORTH was a Quaker and belonged to the Society of Frien ds; thisin a way explains his departure for the New World when in 1682, ValentineHOLLINGSWORT H and his family, accompanied by his son-in-law, ThomasCONNAWAY, and by John MUSGRAVE an inde nted servant, sailed from Belfast,for the Delaware River, arriving a few months after Willia m PENN'Sarrival in the good ship Welcome. He settled on a large plantation ofearly a thousan d acres on Shelpot Creek in Brandywine Hundred, New CastleCounty, Delaware, about five mile s northeast of the present city ofWilmington, and not far from the Fort Christina, or Christi ana of theSwedes. That Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH was a man of extraordinary abilityand influenc e is demonstrated from the fact that almost immediately afterhis arrival in the New World, h e was called upon to hold office andparticipate in public affairs. He was a Member of the Fir st Assembly ofthe Province of Pennsylvania, shortly
    after William PENN'S advent, that of 1682-1683; also of the Grand Inquestempaneled 25th Octob er, 1683, to consider the famous case of CharlesPICKERING and others charged with counterfeit ing. He served in severalsubsequent sessions of the Assembly, those of 1687, 1688, 1689, 1695 , and1700, from New Castle County, and was a Justice of the Peace from thesame County. He wa s also a Signer of PENN'S Great Charter and [p.293] aMember of the Pro-Provincial Council. H e d. circa 1711; his wife Ann, d.17th August, 1697; both were buried in the old burial groun d at Newark,Delaware, which he had presented to the Friends in 1687.
    Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania
    PAGE: 62
    Footnote The records of this family in Ireland are from the registers ofLurgan Meeting, Count y Armagh. There is, of course, no foundation for thetradition that Valentine Hollingsworth ma rried Catharine, daughter ofHenry Cornish, High Sheriff of London, who was executed in 1685 . It isprobable that the Hollingsworths went over from England to Ireland withother planter s early in the seventeenth century, but there is no proof toshow that they came from Cheshire , as stated by some historians of thefamily. For an extended record of descendants of Valenti ne Hollingsworthsee Hollingsworth Genealogical Memoranda, by William B. Hollingsworth(Baltimo re, 1884); also see McFarlan-Stern Genealogy, 6-11, 56-60,History of Chester County, 605.

    Valentine Hollingsworth was from Armagh County, Ireland. He arrived toAmerica on the ship "An telope" with his son, Thomas, and settled on theDelaware River about one month before Willi a m Penn in 1682. His largefamily spread throughout the South and into Indiana before 1800. T h edescendants of this man number in the thousands and my be found in nearlyevery large cit y i n America. His family was originally from theancestral estate of "Hollingsworth MANOR" i n Ch esire England. They movedto Ireland to escape persecution which had gotten particularl y viru lentin 1671/1672. This estate was held by an ancient Saxon family of the nameHOLLINGW ORTH a s early as 1022. There is no doubt that Valentine was anIrish Quaker, a weighty and prominen t member of Logan's Monthly meetings.The minutes of that meeting began about 1670. Val entin e is frequentlymentioned. He served on committees, was delegate to the yearly meeting held i n Belfast, Ireland, and was witness to many marriages.

    In 1681 Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for tithes by Ever O.Nell and Pary U. Na n aell, 30 stooks of hard corn, 20 stooks of barley,and by the said ever and others, apples w o rth one Shilling and byElizabeth Pow. 7 and one-half stooks of barley, 1 and one-half stoo k s ofoats, and 2 car loads of hay all worth 4 pounds and 5 shillings.Valentine now had enoug h, WIlliam Penn had been in his area and hadpromised religious freedom to him and his famil y in America, so on the25th day of the 5th month of 1682 Valentine asked Logan Monthly meetin gfor a certificate of removal for himself and his family. His son, SamuelHollingsworth, in ma king a deposition before the mayor of Philadelphia,said that they cam into Penn in the l atte r part of 1682 and was atChester, Pennsylvania the day William Penn arrived.
    12 July 29, 2001

    An indenture made August 22, 1664, between Michael Harrison of MagherleanCounty, Ireland; A n trim
    Esquire and Valentine Hollingsworth of Ballyvickcrannil Co., Armagh.Yeoman where by th e sai d Michael for the sum of ten and one-half poundssold to the said Valentine and his heir s for ever all the TownlandVillage Hamlet and Circuit of land call BALLYVICKCRANNEL laying i nClanb assell, and in the Manor of Corabracke, 120 acres more or less,enrolled the 20th of M ay, 166 5. The farm of Ballyvickcrannel was sold toHenry Jenny Clark, August 7, 1688. Henry J enny wa s a Clergyman of theChurch of Ireland. Valentine's son, Henry Hollingsworth, acted i n hisfat her's behalf. Valentine was in America at the time the land was sold.Henry had bee n in Ameri ca but went back to Ireland and married LydiaAtkinson. Henry and Lydia came back t o Americ a soon after their marriage.
    He was last known to be living in 1710 near Shell Pot Creek in NewCastle, Pennsylvania (n o w Delaware) at the age of 78 year. ValentineHollingsworth was a member of the First Assemb l y of the Province offPennsylvania not long after he arrived in America. He served in that b ody several times thereafter, and was a justice of the peace in New CastleCounty. was a repr e sentative from New Castle county in the firstProvincial Assembly of Pennsylvania, 1682-3, a n d in the subsequentassemblies of 1685, 1687, 1688, 1689, 1695 and 1700. He also served in t he Grand Inquest of 1683 when Charles Pickering was charged withcounterfeiting. He signed Pen n's Great Charter.

    Valentine is buried in Friends Cemetery at Newark, Delaware. He gave theland in a meetin g i n 1687. No
    marker for him or his second wife exists though a modern memorial hasbeen erected . The Quake rs shunned engraved tombstones in those days. Hemarried his first wife, Ann Ree , June 7, 165 5, in County Amagh. Ann Reewas born at Tandragee about 1628, and died April 1 , 1671. She wa s buriedin Friends Cemetery at Moyraverty County, Amagh, Ireland.

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth HARLAN b: 1720
    • Married: 1734 in , Chester Co, PA

    1. Title: Family History - Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth Sr.
      Publication: John P. Morton & Company Inc.. Louisville, Kentucky 1925.

      Source Media Type: Book
      Media: Book
      Page: pg 132
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