About Patrick Hamrick (Hambrick), Sr. - ANCESTRY QUESTIONED
There seems to be a longstanding dispute among historical researchers about whether Patrick Hamrick was of German or Irish/English descent. Clearly, his name and those of his children do not reflect a German naming pattern, yet the name Hamrick is similar in sound to the German Hammerich. Most descendants are adamant that Patrick was of Irish or English descent.
Ron Hamrick of Burke, Virginia has created a website [http://hamricknet.com/] dedicated to the study of Patrick Hamrick. In the opening pages, he writes:
"Patrick’s year of birth is calculated based on the fact that he was 16 years old in 1700. (REF: February 28, 1699/1700 a.) Although it is not certain, he was most likely born in Great Britain, because Virginia was a British colony and, due to that fact, the vast majority of Virginia immigrants were British citizens. This likelihood is increased based on circumstances that indicate Patrick could well have arrived in America on a ship from Bristol, England. (REF: February 28, 1699/1700 b.) Bristol was, in fact, a major port of embarkation for servants leaving Great Britain. Most that set out from the port had come from the Severn Valley, the South Wales coastal plain, or the low-lying districts of Somerset.(1) Moreover, "Hambrook" was a common name in the county of Gloucestershire(2), where the Severn Valley is located." [http://hamricknet.com/1684.htm]
(1) Thad W. Tate and David L. Ammerman. The Chesapeake in the Seventeenth Century: Essays on Anglo-American Society. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1979. p. 77.
(2) C. L’Estrange Ewen. History of Surnames of the British Isles. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968. pp. 238-239.
Patrick Hamrick was born in 1684, most likely in Great Britain. He came to America at the end of the seventeenth century and served as an indentured servant in Virginia's tobacco fields. Afterward, he married Margaret Ingles, sometime between 1710 and 1718. Margaret was most likely born sometime between 1690 and 1693. She was the daughter of Robert Ingles and Sarah Cox. Their children included Patrick, Jr., James, Robert, John, Joseph, Benjamin, possibly Jeremiah (who could also have been one of their oldest grandchildren), and certainly some daughters, although there are no extant records firmly documenting the fact that female offspring existed. Patrick raised tobacco for a number of years on land in what is now King George County, Virginia, which he inherited through his marriage to Margaret. He lived in the area for around 25 to 30 years before moving his family to new property he acquired in Prince William County during the 1739-1740 timeframe. Patrick remained in Prince William County for the remainder of his life. He died in the Spring of 1764. Margaret's date of death is unknown.
the beginning @http://www.hamricknet.com/preface.htm
additional information - @http://www.hamricknet.com/1700b.htm
It is believed the first of our bloodline in North America was the emigrant Patrick Hamrick. He was born in Ireland and his name was first recorded as Patrick Anminer. Later, it was changed to Hamrick and some of his son's and their descendants used Hambrick.
Patrick Hamrick was born abt.1684 and died in King George County Virginia in 1764. It is reported he married Margaret English
Patrick Hamrick first appears in colonial Virginia records as a witness to a land conveyance on March 30, 1719 between John Berry and Henry Berry in Hanover County, Virginia. Patrick witnessed a Deed of Gift in King George County VA February 4, 1725. (Deed Book 1, p.330).
Patrick Hamricks's occupation was a "cooper," skilled barrel maker). It was a skill highly in demand in the Virginia colony complementing the production of tobacco. Any tobacco product made in Virginia had to be casked for shipment to it's market. Patrick indentured himself many times to well established Virginia planters, to obtain either cash or land in return for his services in the making of barrels. He was indentured in King George County VA on January 6, 1726 (Deed Book 1, pp.411-413). He and his wife Margaret were indentured for the farm where they lived in King George County (Deed book 1-A pp.304-305).
He obtained a 118 acre land grant from Thomas Lord Fairfax in Prince William County December 10, 1740. He had applied for this grant January 10, 1739 as heir of Roger Day. In a September 3, 1739 entry in King George County Deed Book 2, p.300, Patrick and Roger Day are identified as shipmates and cousins.
It is not clear when and where Patrick and Roger Day were shipmates. They may have traveled together from Europe or they may have been part of the crew on any of several ships sailing out of Virginia at that time.
Patrick is enlisted in the 1741 Poll of Burgesses of Prince William County, indicating that he was a land owner and more than 21 years of age. In a 1747 poll of residents of Western Dettingham Parish in Prince William County Virginia, Patrick Sr., Benjamin, Patrick Jr., Robert, and James Hamrick are all living side by side.
Known children of Patrick and Margaret;
- 1.Rebecca Hamrick, b.1721 m. James Bridges
- 2.Benjamin Hamrick, b. Abt. 1729 in Hanover Parrish, King George County, Virginia; died abt.1787 in Prince William County, Virginia.
- 3. Patrick Hamrick Jr., b. abt.1730
- 4. Robert Hamrick, d. May 23, 1757.
- 5. James Hamrick, m. Priscilla.
- 6. John Hamrick, d. November 28, 1757 m. Sarah.
- 7.Joseph Hamrick, m. Margaret Burris.
Patrick Hamrick 1663 Roscommon, Ireland married FNU O'Dea 1665 - had:
- Patrick Hamrick Sr 1684 - 1764
http://www.harbourcom.com/phpgedview/individual.php?pid=I00187&ged=Hamrick_2011-01-17.ged ------------ Patrick Hamrick, Sr. (born 1684, Ireland) married Margaret Ingles - 1710 ?(Age 26)? St. Mary's Parish, Richmond, Virginia Death about March 1764 ?(Age 80)? Manassas, Prince William, Virginia
- son Patrick Hamrick Jr 1713 - 1805
- Son James Hamrick Sr 1715 -
- Son Robert Hamrick 1717 -
- Daughter Mary Hamrick 1720 -
- Son John Hamrick 1721 -
- Son Thomas Hamrick 1722 -
- Daughter Elizabeth Hamrick 1724 -
- Son Benjamin Hamrick Sr 1729 -
- Son Joseph Hamrick Sr 1730 -
NOTE: In at least one genealogy, the descendants of Hans Georg Hamerich have been mixed with the descendants of Patrick Hamrick because of a similarity of names. This genealogy has been largely disproven.
1.HANS GEORG HAMERICH, a son of Heironimus Hammerich, was born in Germany about 1695. In the records of the Hassloch Reformed Church of Hassloch in Rhineland-Pialz district of German, it is recorded that Johann George Hammerich, linen weaver married Maria Elizabeta Bieber, a daughter of Jacob Bieber February 20, 1719.
The passenger list for the ship "Snow Lowther" which landed in Philadelphia October 14, 1731, shows George and Maria Elizabeth and seven children. This list carries George as "Hans Georg" rather than "Johann George" as losted in the church records.
Sometime after the family arrived in PA, Elizabeth died and George married Nancy Cook.....
Patrick married Margaret English in 1710, after he had served a four-year indenture in service of Lem Cox
Photo of the homestead of the original Hamrick settler in the U.S. located in Manassas, Virginia. The cemetary is located alongside the Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas. @http://www.flickr.com/photos/obmah1960/sets/72157603547099819/
Patrick Hamrick is the ancestor of this nation's Hamrick's including North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, California and many other Hamrick's. Intelligent researchers agree this name is either a phonetically changed or an unintentioanlly corrupted name from either Ireland or England. The early material included in the SC Jones book called the 'Hamrick Generations' is inaccurate, misleading and damaging to others researching this line of family history. Listed on this website are the references which correctly relay the accurate information of Hamrick History.
For the last 77 years the Hamrick Family has been fighting this war, ever since Bruce Bridges almost knocked out SC Jones on his North Carolina front porch, in the 1920's, because Jones' published book throughly misquoted Bridges. ...
1. Patrick1 Hamrick was born Aft. 1683, and died Abt. 1764 in Prince william County, Virginia.
- (1) Elizabeth Day. He married
- (2) Margaret English Abt. 1710 in Richmond Co., VA., daughter of Robert English and Sarah. He married
- (3) Margaret Ingles Abt. 1714 in Stafford, Richmond County, Virginia, daughter of Robert Ingles and Sarah.
Notes for Patrick Hamrick: Information from the book, "ROOTS AND WINGS" by: Leslie Hamrick.
- Researchers give Patrick Hamrick a tentative birthdate of after 1683. Patrick Hamrick first appears in colonial Virginia records as a witness to a land conveyance on March 30, 1719 between John Berry and Henry Berry in Hanover County, Virginia.
- Patrick Hamricks's occupation wa a "cooper," a skilled barrelmaker. It was a skill highly in demand in the Virginia colony complementing the production of tobacco. any tobacco product made in Virginia had to be casked for shipment to it's market. Patrick indentured himself many times to established Virginia planters to obtain either cash or land in return for his services in the making of barrels.
Children of Patrick Hamrick and Margaret Ingles are: + 2 i. Benjamin2 Hamrick, born Abt. 1728 in Hanover Parrish, king George County, Virginia; died Abt. 1787 in Prince william County, Virginia. 3 ii.Patrick Hamrick , Jr., born Abt. 1730. He married Sarah (Haley) Foster. 4 iii. Robert Hamrick, died May 23, 1757. 5 iv. James Hamrick. He married Priscilla. 6 v. John Hamrick, died November 28, 1757. He married Sarah 7 vi. Joseph Hamrick. He married Margaret Burris.
1. Patrick Hamrick was born 1684, and died 2 APR 1764 in Prince William County, Virginia - Executor Bond. He married Margaret 'English' Ingles 1710 in St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, daughter of Robert 'English' Ingles and Sarah Cox. She was born 1691 in St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, and died AFT 1734 in King George County, Virginia.
Children of Patrick Hamrick and Margaret 'English' Ingles are:
- 2 i.Patrick Hamrick was born 1715 in St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virgini, and died AFT 1780 in Prince William County, Virginia.
- 3 ii.James Hamrick was born 1717 in St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virgini, and died 1778 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He married Alice Mathis.
- 4 iii.Robert Hamrick was born 1719 in St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virgini, and died 23 MAY 1757 in Prince William County, Virginia - Executor Bond.
- +5 iv. Benjamin Hamrick was born 1728 in Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia, and died AFT 1790 in Fauquier County, Virginia.
- 6 v.John Hamrick was born 1730 in Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia, and died 28 FEB 1757 in Prince William County, Virginia - Executor Bond.
- 7 vi.Joseph Hamrick was born 1731 in Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia.
I have seen the name Hambrick spelled: Hambric, Hambrech, Hamric and Hamrick. These are spellings of pronunciations of the same name. As in the word lamb, the "b" can be silent. It's origin is thought to be German and may be a derivation of the name Hambrecht. It may also be of English derivation and some feel it derives from the William D’Amore family of Normandy about 1070 A.D.
According to Steven Bridges, Tressie Nealy and J. R. McKinney, who are researching the name Hamrick, Hambrick, Hembrick or Hemrick, the earliest of this name on record in America is Patrick Hamrick....
They say Patrick Hamrick was born around 1684 and migrated to Richmond County, Virginia around 1699 as an indentured servant possibly from Ireland or England? After serving his time as an indentured servant Patrick married Margaret Ingles of King George County, Virginia about 1713-1717. It is believe Patrick died about 1764 in King George County, Virginia. This couple had at least nine children:
- 1.Patrick Hamrick (Jr.) born about 1715 in Richmond County, Virginia. It appears as though he had several children and some of these migrated to Wilkes County, North Carolina. He died around 1793-1795.
- 2. James Hamrick born about 1717 in King George County, Virginia. James died in 1778 in Fauquier County, Virginia. Several of his children migrated to Rutherford County, North Carolina.
- 3. Robert Hamrick born about 1719 in King George County, Virginia. His wife's name was Elizabeth. They appear to have had only one child that lived to maturity; Mary. Robert died in 1757 and his wife Elizabeth was appointed administrix of his estate. This Elizabeth appears on a ledger from Daniel Payne Merchant of Dumfries, Virginia 1758-1761. The name in this ledger is spelled Hambrick.
- 4. Rebecca Hamrick born about 1721 in King George County, Virginia. May have married James Bridges in the same county and settled near her parents in Prince William County, Virginia.
- 5. Unknown female born about 1723 in King George County, Virginia.
- 6. Unknown female born about 1725 in King George County, Virginia.
- 7. Benjamin Hamrick born about 1727 in King George County, Virginia. He married Mary Seirs (Sias), daughter of John Seirs (Sias) and they lived in Fauquier County, Virginia. Benjamin appears to have died about 1793 in Prince William County, Virginia.
- 8. John Hamrick born about 1730 in King George County, Virginia. His wife's name was Sarah. He died in 1757 and his wife was appointed adminstrix of his estate. It appears there were three children at the time of his death.
- 9. Joseph Hamrick born about 1731 in King George County, Virginia. His wife's name was Margaret and they moved to Bedford County, Virginia and then on to Georgia. He died in Green County, Georgia in 1792. Joe appears on the same ledger as Elizabeth (above) from Merchant Daniel Payne 1758-1761 and the name is spelled Hambrick.
2. Patrick Hamrick (Hans Jerg Hamrick1) was born Aft 1683 in Ireland, and died APR 1764 in Prince William Co.,VA. He married Margaret Ingles 1714. She died Deceased.
Children of Patrick Hamrick and Margaret Ingles are:
- + 3 i. James Hamrick was born Abt 1714 in King George Co,Virginia, and died Deceased.
- + 4 ii. Robert Hamrick was born Abt 1716 in King George Co,Virginia, and died Deceased.
- 5 iii. Patrick Hamrick was born Abt 1718 in King George Co,Virginia, and died Deceased.
- 6 iv. Mary Hamrick was born Abt 1720 in King George Co,Virginia, and died Deceased.
- 7 v. Thomas Hamrick was born Abt 1722 in King George Co,Virginia, and died Deceased.
- 8 vi. John Hamrick was born Abt 1724 in King George Co,Virginia, and died Deceased.
- 9 vii. Joseph Hamrick was born Abt 1726 in King George Co,Virginia, and died Deceased.
- 10 viii. Rebecca Hamrick died Deceased.
- + 11 ix. Benjamin Hamrick was born 1728 in Hanover Parish,King George Co.,VA, and died Deceased.
@http://www.wvgenweb.org/clay/hamric.htm carries out only the Benjamin Sr. ->Benjamin II ->Cyrus line
@http://web2.airmail.net/b0001610/HAMRICK.wbg/wga39.html has descendants etc. plus has the same info as in myfamily.com/group/55170579/discussions/65315112 in better form for easier reading
@http://www.mindspring.com/~millsb/patrickhamrick.htm - Patrick Hamrick. 976 and 1993 genealogical articles by Mills Y. Bridges. Bridges and Hamrick / Hambrick families.
Patrick Hamrick, Sr's Timeline
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