John Musgrave (1669 - 1746) MP

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Birthplace: Belleniskfrannel, Segoe Parish, Armagh, Ireland
Death: Died in Sadbury, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: William Smith, Jr.
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About John Musgrave

John Musgrave, born about 1669, came over from Belfast, with his master, Valentine Hollingsworth, in 1682, and served his time for four years in New Castle County. They arrived on the ship Antelope. They settled in Brandywine Hundred near what is now the city of Wilmington, Delaware, where Valentine Hollingsworth became a leader of the Quakers. John was a Quaker.

An alternate theory has John arriving aboard the "Welcome," one of the 24 ships used by Penn to bring Quaker settlers to America. The Antelope sailed from Belfast while the Welcome and other ships used by Penn sailed from England.

John Musgrove later moved to Sadsbury, Lancaster County, and on June 4, 1735, tben aged about sixty-six, made a deposition in connection with boundary dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland. He gave sworn testimony in a boundary dispute, giving the year for his arrival and stating that he was an indentured servant of Valentine Hollingsworth during the time in question.

He was an active participant in the local affairs of his neighborhood, and in 1730 and 1731, he represented Lancaster County in the Provincial Assembly.

John Musgrave, of Lancaster County, made his will in 1745. He mentions children : John, James, Thomas, Abraham, Esther (wife of John Griffith), .Martha (wife of Benjamin Miller), Sarah (wife of Theophilus Owen), and two other daughters who married John Ferree and Thomas Powell. His wife is not named in his will, so one must suppose she died before him. It is believed that her name was Mary Hastings, but the Hastings name is not proven.

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John Musgrave the Quaker's Timeline

1665
1665
Armagh, Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1669
1669
Armagh, Ireland
1682
1682
- 1686
Age 13
New Castle, Pennsylvania
1688
1688
Age 19
Pennsylvania, United States
1688
Age 19
Chester, Delaware, PA, USA
1706
1706
Age 37
Pennsylvania, United States
1707
1707
Age 38
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1712
1712
Age 43
Pennsylvania
1714
1714
Age 45
Sadsbury, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1716
1716
Age 47
Pennsylvania