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Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: townland of Ballyvickcrannell (now Ballymacrandal), Seagoe Parish, County Armagh, (Northern) Ireland
Death: Died in Newark, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Place of Burial: Newark Meeting Burying Grounds, New Castle Co., Delaware
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Parker Hollingsworth and Catherine Cornish Hollingsworth
Husband of Ann Calvert Hollingsworth and ANN (Ree ) Hollingsworth
Father of Samuel Hollingsworth; Enoch Hollingsworth; Valentine Hollingsworth, II; Anne Thompson; John Hollingsworth and 6 others
Brother of Henry Hollingsworth; Thomas Hollingsworth; Stephen Hollingsworth; Zebulon Hollingsworth; Ruth Hollingsworth and 6 others

Occupation: Signer, Penn's Great Charter, Was original emmigrant to USA on good ship "Welcome", many capacities in public affairs
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About Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr.

An Early Emigrant Family from Seagoe Parish to America in 1682

by Rev B J Mooney, Chairman of Craigavon Historical Society http://www.craigavonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/rev/chapmanearlyemigrant.html

Fortunately the list for County Armagh had been copied, and a complete list of house-holders in this parish at this date is available. 3

Perhaps ones first reaction in looking through the list is the comparative sparceness of the population at that time. For instance in the townland of Ballyvickcrannell (now Ballymacrandal) we find but two names recorded, namely Valentine Hollingsworth and William Smurfit. It is the first of these two families we are concerned with. As the name denotes they do not appear to have been of local origin, but are in all probability settlers, who had come into the district at the Plantation of Ulster.

The first member of the family to take up residence over here was Henry Hollingsworth, he was married to Katheran and they seem to have had but one son, Valentine (born 1632) who inherited his father's house and farm and whose name appears on the Hearth Money Roll of 1664.

Valentine became a member of The Society of Friends (Quakers) who met in Lurgan, and his name occurs from time to time in their records. He appears to have been a man of character and substance, and was soon in positions of responsibility within the meeting.

His name occurs (with other local Friends) as a Trustee of Friends' Burial Ground, Moyraverty where he is described as "a Freeholder". 4

His first marriage was to Ann Ree of Tandragee in 1655, she died in 1671 and is buried in Moyraverty Burial Ground.

He married secondly Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas and Jane Calvert of Drumgor Parish of Seagoe. This wedding took place on 12th of the fourth month 1672 in the house of Marke Wright, Parish of Shankill and according to Quaker custom they signed the Marriage Certificate which concludes with the words -

"They tooke one another in marriage in the presence of God and His people according to the law of God and we are witnesses of the same whose names are herunder subscribed ye day and yeare aforesaid". Val. Holengworth Anne Holengworth.

(Witnesses signatures who were present at Wedding) Francis Robson, William Williams, Jo: Calvert, Chris: Hillery, Hugh Stamper,

George Hodgshon, Jam: Harison, Dorothy Hillery, Roger Webb, Will Pearson,

Nic: Harison, Elis: Gnus, Robert Hoop, Marke Wright, John Wright, Alice Williams,

Michael Staise, Timo: Kirk, James Bradshaw, An. Bradshaw, Tho. Wederall,

Rob Chambers, Tho: Calvert, Debora Kirk, Will Dixon, Antho. Dixon,

Fergus Softly, Alice Wright, Dina Kirke, Mary Walker. 5

News of the new colony in America, which had been granted to William Penn, who was a man of influence and a leading Quaker, was being talked about by Irish Friends. The colony which Penn sought to establish was to be governed on democratic lines, with justice for all irrespective of race or creed. The land was to be sold at very low rates, and freedom of Worship was assured without fear of persecution.

Valentine must have carefully weighed up the prospects, finally deciding to take the big step and emigrate. He and his wife Lydia, together with their family, some of whom were only infants, also his son-in-law Thomas Connaway (married to his daughter Mary) and an indentured servant, all sailed on the good ship "Antelope" from Belfast in 1682.

The only member of the family who did not leave at this time was the eldest son Henry, now a capable young man of twenty four. He remained behind to wind up the estate and to dispose of the assets. It was only a temporary delay however, as he followed the others the next year. He travelled out with a large group of Quakers from Dublin who left on "The Lion" of Liverpool all bent on emigrating. 6

There is a distinct touch of romance connected to Henry. Apparently he left his heart behind him when he left these shores as he had formed a deep attachment for a lovely Quakeress maiden also connected to Lurgan Meeting. Her name was Lydia Atkinson, daughter of Stephen and Isabel Atkinson of Ballencorr, Parish of Seagoe. Some accounts say Henry only remained about two years in America before returning to make Lydia his wife. It was a long hazardous journey by sailing ship but he must have felt it was worth all the risks involved. The wedding took place in the house of John Robson in Tamnaficarbet Seagoe Parish, on 22/8/1688. They both returned to America Soon afterwards.7

The Hollingsworth family seemed to prosper in the New World. Valentine was a man of extraordinary ability and influence, as very soon after his arrival he was called to hold office and participate in public affairs. He was a member of the First Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania and was signer of Penn's Great Charter. His son Henry was a surveyor, he assisted in laying out the City of Philadelphia. 8

Valentine was granted an estate of almost one thousand acres of land in a favourable location. He continued his interest in the Society of Friends, and provided a suitable site for a Meeting House and Burial Ground. It is not the purpose or intention of this short article to trace in detail the progress and fortunes of the many descendants of this important family, suffice it to say that their numbers are legion. They are found in almost every State of the Union. They are found in all denominations, and in all professions and trades. They have played and continue to play a leading place in the life of their country. As we look back to their origins we remember the founding fathers who came from the Lurgan area.

References

  1. The Parish of Seagoe. The Place-names explained by Rev B J Mooney, BD, 1954.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid. Pages 51-53.
  4. Original Grant Lynastown Burial Ground Moyraverty. Dated 15th 1st Month 1673.
  5. Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania by A C Myers 1902. Pages 312-313.
  6. The Hollingsworth Register Vol 5 No 3 September 1969 by Henry A Hollingsworth, California USA.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Ibid.
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http://www.conovergenealogy.com/ancestor-p/p111.htm#i165984

Valentine Hollingsworth Sr (M)

b. Jun-1632, d. between 1711 and 1720, #165984

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    Valentine Hollingsworth Sr was the son of Henry Hollingsworth and Catherine Cornish. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr was born in Jun-1632 at Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Seagoe, County Armagh, Ireland. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr was born in Aug-1632 at Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ulster, Ireland. He married Ann Ree, daughter of Nicolas Ree and Ann (Unknown), on 7-Apr-1655 at Lurgan Mm, Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr married Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas Calvert and Jane Glassford, on 12-Apr-1672 at Friends Meeting, Shankill, Armagh, Ireland. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr married Ann Ree, daughter of Nicolas Ree and Ann (Unknown), on 7-Apr-1655 at Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ulster, Ireland. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr married Ann Ree, daughter of Nicolas Ree and Ann (Unknown), on 7-Jun-1655 at Ireland. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr married Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas Calvert and Jane Glassford, on 4-Feb-1672 at Ireland. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr married Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas Calvert and Jane Glassford, on 12-Apr-1672 at Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ulster, Ireland. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr married Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas Calvert and Jane Glassford, on 12-Jun-1672. Valentine Hollingsworth Sr died between 1711 and 1720 at Newark, New Castle County, Delaware. He died after 1710. He was buried at Old Burying Grou, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware. He was buried before 1716 at Friends Cemetery, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware. 
    He emigrated in 1682 from Belfast, Antrim County, Ireland; aboard the ship "Welcome" along with his son-in-law Thomas Conway and an indentured servent John Musgrave. BIRTH-SPOUSE-CHILDREN: Ancestral File; ; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, CD-ROM dated 21 Aug 1992, Information submitted by..; St George Regional Family History Center/FamilySearch Home Field Trial, searched May 1995; according to notes, Valentine's BIRTH DATE was the 6th month of 1632 (Quaker's do not use the pagan names of the months) BIRTH-FATHER-SPOUSE-CHILDREN: Albert Cook Myers, IMMIGRATION OF THE IRISH QUAKERS INTO PENNSYLVANIA: WITH THEIR EARLY HISTORY IN IRELAND; 1682-1750; 1902, A.C. Myers, Swathmore, Pennsylvania; FHL Microfilm # 1036555, item 43, Salt Lake City, Utah; viewed Apr 1995.
    

Children of Valentine Hollingsworth Sr and Ann Ree:

Mary Hollingsworth+ b. 25-Mar-1656, d. 1746

Henry Hollingsworth b. 7-Sep-1658, d. 12-Feb-1721

Thomas Hollingsworth b. 1-Mar-1661, d. 1732/33

Catherine Hollingsworth b. May-1663, d. 29-Jun-1746

    

Children of Valentine Hollingsworth Sr and Ann Calvert:

Samuel Hollingsworth b. 27-Jan-1673, d. circa Aug-1748

Enoch Hollingsworth b. 7-Aug-1675, d. 24-Oct-1687

Valentine Hollingsworth Jr. b. 12-Nov-1677, d. 1757

Ann Hollingsworth b. 28-Dec-1681, d. after 1712

John Hollingsworth b. 19-Feb-1684, d. 1722

Joseph Hollingsworth b. 10-May-1686, d. circa 1732

Enoch Hollingsworth b. 10-May-1690, d. 26-Sep-1690

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Valentine "The Immigrant" Hollingsworth,Sr. born 15 Aug 1632 in Ballymackcrandle, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland; died 13 Oct 1710 in "Rockmoor Manor", Brandywine Hundred, Newark, New Castle County, DE. He was the son of Henry Hollingsworth and  Katherine Blacker (Cornish?). 

He married Ann Ree Wray Rea 07 Jun 1655 in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland.

(Ann Ree Wray Rea born 1628 in Tandragee, Parish of Ballymore, Armagh County, Ireland or Cheshire, England; died 01 Apr 1671 in Friends Grove, Moyraverty, County Armagh, Ireland. She was the daughter of Nicholas Rea, Sr. and Ann.)

Notes for Valentine "The Immigrant" Hollingsworth, Sr.:

The family fled England and lived, before coming to America, in Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County

Armagh, Ireland.

This family is of Saxon descent. The estate was purchased in 1022 A.D. in NE Cheshire England. The name is derived from the Holly Tree and Worth (a farm), location Mottram. The Church of the Family and the Hall,

both several centuries old, are now standing, the family Arms are on both. The late owner, Capt, Robert

Hollingsworth, died in 1865. The building is very much out of repair. It is now owned by a Mr. Taylor of

Manchester and valued at L20,000. There are 625 acres of land. (This note taken from "Hollingsworth

Genealogical Memoranda" published in 1884.)

Valentine purchased Ballyvickscrannell from Michail Harrison. The 120 acres were deeded to him on Aug. 22,

1664. the townland of Ballyvickscrannell thus became his farm by title.

In the 1660's he became a member of Lurgan MM. He was persecuted for his beliefs at least eight times from

1672 to 1681.

In 1682 arriving about a month before William Penn, he and his family sailed to PA, settling on a large plantation

of nearly a thousand acres on Shelpot Creek in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, DE.

He was a man of great ability and influence. He was a member of the first Assembly of the Province of PA 1682-

1683. He also served in subsequent sessions of the Assembly from New Castle County in 1681, 1688, 1695 and 1700. He was appointed Justice of the peace for New Castle County in 1685. He was Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. He also served in the Grand Inquest of 1683 when Charles Pickering was charged with

counterfeiting.

He was a signer of William Penn's Great Charter.

Following text taken from "Hollingsworth Genealogical Memoranda in the US from 1682 to 1884":

Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr., a member of the society of Friends, born 1632. By tradition, he married,

Catharine, daughter of Henry Cornish, High Sheriff of London, who was executed (unjustly) during the reign of

James ll, Oct 23, 1685.


Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr., came to America to be with William Penn in 1682 with his family. He settled

in Shellpot Creek, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, (now) Delaware, and filled many prominent

positions in the colony. He was still living in 1710. No record of his death has been found. His wife, Ann, died

8th month 17th 1697, and was buried at New Ark Monthly Meeting. This is probably a wife by a second

marriage, her maiden name was Ann Calvert. From his family, nearly all of the Hollingsworth names in the

United States have descended and are very numerous.

Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr., died in 1710. He was buried in the Friends Burying Ground at New Ark Meeting, near his residence, east side of the Brandywine, on the half acre of land given to the New Ark Monthly Meeting in 1687 for a burying place. The meetings were generally held at his house:from 1686 to 1710, he was the Superintendent of the Monthly Meetings.

He obtained a patent for 986 acres of land in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle county, Delaware. in 1682, It was surveyed December 27th, 1683, by Thomas Pierson: Valentine gave it the name of New Wark. He disposed

of his property before his death, receiving from his sons an annuity until his death. He was a member of the

Assembly in 1683, also in 1687 and 1695 for the same County.

A part of the original land purchased by Valentine Hollingsworth from William Penn in 1682, is still in 1884,

occupied by his descendants. It is located on the east side of the Brandywine, in New Castle County, DE, not far from where the famous battle at the crossing of that river was fought, in 1777, between the patriot forces under

George Washington and the British under Lords Cornwallis and Howe.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A Bit of "Very Early" Holling(s)worth

History:

The following article was written and sent to us by Simon Hollingworth of Australia, our friend and one of our

project participants. Simon has an extensive knowledge of early English history and has contributed several

articles in the past to help us understand more about our early English Holling(s)worth ancestors. Our sincere

thanks to Simon for sharing his most interesting and informative research with us!

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Hollinworth Drenges - Post Conquest

The village of Hollingworth located in Cheshire is situated in the Longendale Valley, a well worn path for invading armies over the centuries. It is likely that William the Conqueror's army, on its march from Yorkshire to subdue the rebellion at Chester, followed this main highway. Virtually all the townships on the way were systematically looted as part of the Harrying of the

North in the winter of 1070; the only exception seems to be the township of Bredbury for reasons which are not clear.

From the Humber to Tees, Duke William's men burnt whole villages and slaughtered the inhabitants. Foodstores and livestock were destroyed so that anyone surviving the initial massacre would soon succumb to starvation over the winter. The survivors were reduced to cannibalism, with one report stating that the skulls of the dead were cracked open so that the brains could be eaten. This picture of waste and destruction may in part explain, why the dispossessed Saxons of Hollingworth possibly scattered to the Northern Counties. For unlike Cheshire and Derbyshire, William left much of the Northumbrian Saxon powerbase intact throughout Salford Hundred (Rochdale, Castleton, Middleton, Littleborough, Manchester etc) in consideration of the fact that they had taken no part in the Battle of Hastings.

The two great chiefs of Northumberland, Edwin and Morcar, after their defeat at Fulford by Harold Hardrada

(King Harold) and Tostig, rendered little, if any aid at the Battle of Stamford Bridge against the Danes. They refused to be drawn into the battle against Duke

William at Senlac Hill in 1066; they neither moved to assist King Harold or hinder William of Normandy.

'The lands of Eadwine and Markere and Waltheof and Copsige lay in regions to which William's arms had not yet reached, and to which, if he insisted on such an extreme stretch of sovereignty it might never reach' 'No soldiers of William had as yet set foot in Northumberland or Northern Mercia' 'The whole of northern England was simply left as it was before; the old rulers, the old proprietors, were undisturbed; not a single castle had been built to keep Northumberland and northern Mercia in check' It would appear that in Slaford Hundred a select group of Saxon thegns and churls were left undisturbed by the early upheavals bought to southern England in the wake of the Norman Conquest. Harland suggests that Roger de Poictou a Norman Baron, held a large part of Salford Hundrend after Conquest and allowed a small number of Saxon Lords to retain their estates by the tenure of thanage or drengage.

So what is a Saxon Drengi?

The drenghes are supposed to derive their name either from thingus, a low Latin word for a thane, or from the

Anglo-Saxon, dreogan. According to Spelman (1664) the drenghes were military vassals, who or whose ancestors had held their patrimony before the Conquest. The drengh was the lowest landowner who had a permanent interest in the soil, and that his position was midway between the freeman and the villein. In some respects his services were the same as the villein's. However, the fundamental difference was that the Saxon Drengi rendered these services to his Norman lord by way of local villeins, and not by personal exertion. His tenure was inferior to knight's service, or free tenure, however he was personally exempt from servile work. This was a corruption of the land tenure system that only existed in certain counties after the Norman invasion. Middleton provides this as the reason as to why so many Saxon families were permitted to hold their ancient lands during the period after 1066. Basically, the Earl of Cheshire permitted the disposed Saxon Lords to remain in control of their lands by way of special dispensation, .i.e held as an ancient right provided they swore allegiance to the Norman King.

The Hollingworths

By the 13 century we find evidence of this practice in our own family. For example, we have ancient placenames

of Hollingworth in Cheshire and Yorkshire. Reminders of the Hollingworth family living in these locations before

1250, are Hollingworth Lake with the hamlet of Hollinworth half submerged below its waters (find Milnrow near Rochdale and you're pretty much on the target). Then if you move further north towards Todmorden and Walsden in the same county, you'll find North and South Hollinworth.

All three locations are in the heart land of the Northern Saxon Kings: Edwin and Morcar.

I feel that these placenames exist because members of our family held tenure over their lands after 1066 and

before 1300. Given that Saxon use of surnames was limited during these times, it is probable that these people known as Hollingworth were connected to the Cheshire branch. This I will seek to prove in another article. We do know, that the Hollingworths of Hollingworth in Cheshire were elevated in status from Saxon Drengi to Lord of the Manor of Hollingworth prior to 1240, and is generally acknowledged that they were the parent branch. This of course is difficult to prove, however it is reasonable to assume that this family had various estates before and after conquest in 1066. It would seem that only one branch of the clan were acknowledged by their Norman overlords as being worth of paying a Knights fee; those in Cheshire.

Simon Hollingworth

Quakers: their dress:

The broad brimmed, low-crowned hats, straight-breasted, collarless coats, breaches without suspenders, and of

the plainest color is strange to us now, but was defended upon the ground that they seek no change--it is

comfortable, and they found society dressed in the time of George Fox. The dress of the females, was equally

plain, and defended on the same ground. White beavers, with the mere indentation for a crown, with a brim

around it of full six inches every way, secured on the head by a plain white ribbon passing through loops, or perfectly plain silk bonnets called hoods: caps as plain as possible; long-waisted gowns or wrappers and petticoats, constituted the tout ensemble of a Quaker Lady's dress.

Quakers, their language:

Their use of thee and thou to a single person, or "you" to more than one, was grammatical, and free from all

personal idolatry, and therefore they used it.

Quakers, their meetings:

They met to transact business and worship on the fifth day (Thursday) weekly, and on the seventh day (Saturday) monthly. There is a clerk of both the men's and women's meeting. Everything of importance is regularly entered upon their books, such as business transactions, marriages, births and deaths. There were also quarterly and yearly meetings of delegates. The meeting for worship was every first day (Sunday) at 11 o'clock. At that hour all entered the house, and sat covered (heads covered) and in silence for an hour, unless the Spirit moved some Friend to speak. Any Friend could speak under the influence of the Spirit, but in general only those spoke in public whose gifts had been approved. If prayer be made, then the Friend who prayed, uncovered himself, and kneeling down, uttered the petitions which the Spirit prompted. The congregation rose and the men are uncovered during prayer. As soon as it is closed, all take their seats covered. At the end of the hour, the elder members grasp

one another by the hand, walk out and everybody starts for home.

Quakers, marriage ceremony:

A pair of young people about to marry are said to pass meeting by their purpose being announced at one monthly meeting, when a committee is appointed to inquire if there be any objections. At the next, if their report be favorable, Friends assent to the marriage, and on the succeeding fifth day, it takes place by the man and woman

standing and holding one another by the right hand, and repeating the ceremony. The man says about as follows;

"I take this my friend to be my wife, whom I will love, cherish and only keep, until it shall please the Lord to

separate us by death." The woman says: "I take this my friend, to be my husband, whom I will love, honor, and

obey until it shall please the Lord to separate us by death." As soon as the ceremony is repeated, they sit down; a Friend, most generally the clerk of the men's meeting, read a certificate of the marriage, which is signed by Friends present.

More About Valentine "The Immigrant" Hollingsworth, Sr.:

Burial: 1710, Friends Burying Ground, New Ark Monthly Meeting, New Castle County, Newark, DE

Immigration: Dec 1682, Came to America on the "Antelope"

Moved: 25 May 1682, Logan MM, Ireland to America

Political 1: Bet. 1683 - 1687, Member of the 1st Assembly, PA

Political 2: 1695, Justice of the Peace

Political 3: 1695, Member of the Assembly, PA

Residence 1: 1710, Shell Pot Creek, New Castle, DE

Residence 2: Bef. 1682, Balleniskcrannell, Parish of Sego. County Amagh, Ireland

Settled: 1682, Christiana Hundred, New Castle County, DE

Notes for Ann Ree Wray Rea:

Lurgan records say that Ann was the daughter of "Nicolass Ree of Tanragee in the County of Ardmagh and of Ann his wife". Genealogist, Harry Hollingsworth, finds no trace of a Ree or Rea family, and finds considerable evidence that their name was "Wray". "Rea" is pronounced like "Ray" or "Wray" in Ireland.

More About Ann Ree Wray Rea:

Burial: 1671, Lynastown Friends Burial Ground, Moyraverty, County Armagh, Ireland

More About Valentine Hollingsworth and Ann Rea:

Alternate dates: 07 Apr 1655, May be date of marriage.

Marriage: 07 Jun 1655, Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland

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The original immigrant ancestor of the American family of Hollingsworth was a member of the Society of Friends, and many of his descendants adhere to that faith. He was the son of Henry and Catherine Hollingsworth of Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland; born at Belleniskcrannel around 1632. He married Ann Ree, daughter of Nicholas Ree of Tanderagee, County Armagh. She was born about 1628, at Tanderagee, and died February 1, 1671. He then married Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas and Jane Calvert, of Dromgora, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh. In 1682, Valentine Hollingsworth and his family, accompanied by Thomas Connaway, and by John Musgrave, an indentured servant, sailed from Belfast for the Delaware River, arriving a month after William Penn's arrival in the ship "Welcome."He settled on a large plantation of nearly one thousand acres on Shelpot Creek in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware,about five miles northeast of the city of Wilmington, DE.

He was a member of the Society of Friends. He was a member of the first Assembly of

Pennsylvania in 1682-83 and served in several sessions down to 1700.

He was a signer of Penn's Great Charter and a member of the Provincial

Council. His second wife died in 1697 and he died in 1711. Both are

buried in the old burial ground at Newark, Delaware.

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In biblical times the greatest honor which could be bestowed upon a man was that his decendents should be as the sands of the sea and become a great people, and so it was with Valentine Hollingsworth. Nearly all of the older families of northern Delaware can trace their ancestry to him. His decendents, numbered by the thousands, have spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and have become prominent in almost every form of human endeavor. The origin of the Hollingsworth name appears to be associated with old Anglo-Saxon families whose ancestors came from North Germany in the 5th and 6th centuries A,D. Variations of the name, such as Hollinworth, Hollinsworth, and Hollingworth, first appeared on records in Cheshire and Lancashire Counties, England, around 1022. The family established an estate in Cheshire known as Hollingworth Manor.Today we would call it Holly Farms, which may account for the holly leaves in the family shield. Part of the family went to Ireland in the early 17th century. Valentine and his family became associated with William Penn and his Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers. In 1692, Valentine and his family moved to America about the same time as William Penn and settled in Delaware. Valentine and some of his family made the voyage on the ship ANTELOPE. One son, Henry, made the voyage on the ship LION. Valentine was born in Bellenickcrannell, in the parish of Sego and the county of Armaugh in June of 1632 and in 1655 married Ann Ree, daughter of Nicholas and Ann Ree of Tanragee. They had four children, Mary, Henry, Thomas and Katherine. Ann died in 1671 and is buried in the cemetery near Monreauerty. He then married Anne Calvert, the daughter of Thomas and Jane Glasford Calvert, on June 12, 1672 in Kilwarling Down, Ireland. She died in Shellpot Creek, New Castle County, Delaware on August 17, 1697 and was buried in the Old Burial Grounds, Newark, Delaware. They had seven children: Samuel, Enoch 1, Valentine,Jr., Ann, John, Joseph, and Enoch 2. Valentine and his family settled on 1000 acres in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware. Shortly after his arrival a meeting was established at his house and in 1687 he granted half an acre of his land for a cemetery. He was a member of the first Pennsyvania Assembly 1682-83 and the assemblies of 1687, 1688, 1695, and 1700. He was a signer of William Penn's Great Charter and a justice for New Kent County. He was an overseer of Friend's Meeting for many years He died in 1711 and was buried in the Friend's Graveyard at Newark, Delaware.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine_Hollingsworth

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Immigrant to America, following William Penn, settling in PA. Sailed on the good ship Welcome.

Signer of William Penn's Great Charter.

In 1682 he obtained a patent for 986 acres of land which he called New Warke. A member of the Society of Friends, their meetings were held at his house adjoining this half acre which he gave for a burying ground.

A member of the Assembly from Newcastle County 1687 and 1695.

http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn:proquest:US;glhbooks;Genealogy-glh11911558;13;-1; -------------------- Belfast Ireland to Delaware River on ship "Welcome". -------------------- The Valentine Hollingsworth descendants will be particularly interested in this article since we believe their ancestor, Henry Hollingworth, wife Katherine and young son, Valentine were living near Portadown in 1641 when the Irish Rebellion started. We do not know if Henry and Katherine survived the massacre, fled to other parts of Ireland or perhaps to England. However, it is documented in the Quaker records that Valentine Hollingsworth married Ann Rea (Wray, Ree) of Tandragee 1655 in Co. Armagh. They had two daughters, (Mary born 1656 and Katheran born 1663) and two sons (Henry born 1658 and Thomas born 1661). Ann died in 1671 and is buried in the old Lynastown Quaker burial ground.


Valentine married Ann Calvert in 1672 and they had one daughter (Ann born 1680) and three sons (Samuel born 1673, Enoch born 1675...died young, and Valentine, Jr. born 1677) in Co. Armagh Ireland.


Valentine, like other Quakers in Ireland at that time, was persecuted for his belief.


Valentine and family left Ireland to come to America in 1682 for a better life without religious persecution. Valentine and Ann (Calvert) had three more sons born in New Castle County, Delaware. They were John born 1684, Joseph born 1686, and a second son named Enoch (died young and was buried 1690).

Source: http://hollygardens.com/hollingsw/History%20of%20Friends%20in%20Portadown%201655-2005.html -------------------- First Settlers

Valentine Hollingsworth was one of the first to lead his family to the New World. Born on August 15, 1632 in County Armagh, Ireland, he married first Anne Rea in 1655, by whom he had four children and who died in 1671, then Anne Calvert in 1672 by whom he had four more children. He was the son of Henry Hollingsworth, who had moved to Ireland from England and was a member of the Hollingworth family of Hollingworth Hall, in what was Northern Cheshire. Hollingsworth became a Quaker while in Ireland and suffered religious persecution. In 1682 he and his family sailed for the New World, many on the ship "Antelope". He settled on a large farm near Shellpot Creek in the Brandywine Hundred, in what is now New Castle County, Delaware. Hollingsworth was a member of the First Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania. He served as a justice of the peace. He was one of the signers of William Penn's Great Charter. He died on October 13, 1710 in Delaware. A large monument (normally abhorred by Quakers) now sits at his gravesite.

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Stewart's Biography of Valentine Hollingsworth

Stewart, J. Adger. Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth Sr. 1925. Louisville: J. P. Morton. The original immigrant ancestor of the American family of Hollingsworth was a member of the Society of Friends, and many of his descendants adhere to that faith. He was the son of Henry Hollingsowrth of Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Legoe [sic], County Armagh, Ireland, and of Catherine, his wife, was born at Belleniskcrannel "about the year 1632," and was married April 7, 1655, to Ann Ree, daughter of Nicholas Ree of Tanderagee, County Armagh. She was born about 1628, at Tanderagee, and died February 1, 1671. He then married, April 12, 1672, Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas Calvert, of Dromgora, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, and of Jane, his wife. In 1682, Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr., and his family, accompanied by his son-in-law, Thomas Connaway, and by John Musgrave, an indented servant, sailed from Belfast for the Delaware River, arriving a few months after William Penn's arrival in the good ship "Welcome." He settled on a large plantation of nearly a thousand acres on Shelpot Creek in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle (now Del.) Co., not far from Port Christian, or Christiana of the Swedes. Not long thereafter a monthly meeting was established, the sessions being mainly held at Hollingsworth's House. In 1687 he granted "unto friends for a burying place half an acre of land for ye purpose, there being already friends buried in the spot." The section in question soon became known as the "New Worke" or "New Ark," now the thriving town of Newark, Del. That Balentine Hollingsworth was a man of extraordinary ability and influence is demonstrated from the fact that almost immediately after his arrival in the New World, he was called upon to hold office and participate in public affairs. He was a member of the first Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, shortly after William Penn's advent, that of 1682-3; also of the Grant Inquest empaneled October 25, 1683 to consider the famous case of Charles Pickering and others charged with counterfeiting. He served in several subsequent sessions of the Assembly, those of 1687, '88', '95 and 1700, from New Castle County, and was a Justice of the Peace from the same county. He was also a Signer of Penn's Great Charter and a member of the Provincial Council. He died about 1711. His second wife, Ann Calvert, died August 17, 1697. Both were buried in the old burial ground at Newark, Del., which he had presented to the Friends in 1687.

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Birth: Aug. 15, 1632 County Armagh, Northern Ireland Death: Oct. 13, 1710 Newark New Castle County Delaware, USA

"I have an approximate year of birth and death for Valentine Hollingsworth taken from a book from the 1800's self-published by one of my Quaker ancestors. My mother has the book in her possession; I have information copied from it.

Valentine was born ca. 1632 and died ca. 1711. Interestingly, we have the exact date of his marriage to Ann Ree (April 7, 1655). She died Feb. 1, 1671. He married Ann Calvert on April 12, 1672, and she died in 1691." From an unknown contributor

From MamaHicks on 1/28/2013: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Record Birth, Marriage & Death Name: Valentine Hollingsworth Spouse: Ann Calvert Birth: 1632 in Ir Review Hint or ignore hint

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Record Birth, Marriage & Death Name: Valentine Hollingsworth Spouse: Ann Ree Birth: 1632 in Ir Marriage: 1655 in Ir

Ann Ree was the mother of Thomas Hollingsworth

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Spouses:
 Ann Ree Hollingsworth (1628 - 1671)
 Ann Calvert Hollingsworth (1650 - 1697)*

Children:
 Enoch Hollingsworth (____ - 1687)*
 Enoch Hollingsworth (____ - 1690)*
 Henry Hollingsworth (1658 - 1721)*
 Samuel Hollingsworth (1673 - 1748)*
 John Valentine Hollingsworth (1684 - 1722)*
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Inscription: "To the Memory of VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH With his family he came to America with William Penn in 1682. Obtained a patent for 986 acres of land which he called New Wark. A member of the Society of Friends. Their meetings were held at his house adjoining this half acre which he gave for a burying ground. A member of the Assembly from New Castle County, 1683, 1687, 1695. Died about 1711 and, with his second wife Ann Calvert, is buried here. Erected by his descendents 1935" Quoted from stone


Note: Dates and Location of Birth & Death from "Sunshine (#47150448)"


Another version of the story - From the family tree of Duncan Rea Williams III

Valentine's birthdate and place are verified in Quaker Records. His birthplace is also spelled Belleniskcrannel. He became a Quaker around 1660, a few years after George Fox visited Ireland. He was immediately fined by the government for not attending regular services of the Church of Ireland. They often times, simply took what they wanted from his supplies, prompting his move to Pennsylvania in 1682. Valentine purchased land and the mining rights to it including the Townland, Village, Hamlet & Circuit called Ballyvickcrannell on Aug. 22, 1664. This was apparently the same land originally given to his father in 1632, but he did not claim it until 1664. For reasons unknown, he again claimed right to his father's land in Ballyvickcrannell, County Armagh, Ireland in 1675. Valentine's claim was upheld with his submission of his father's deed dated 1632, a few months before Valentine's birth. Starting in 1675, he is in multiple documents claiming rights to his father's land that are reproduced in Farmer's "In America since 1607." His claim was recognized and a fair agreement between the Blackers and Valentine Hollingsworth was established. (C-956)

He married twice. He married Ann REE in Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland, June 7, 1655. Ann was born 1628 in Tandgree, Kilmore, Ireland. Ann was the daughter of Nicholas REE and Ann REE. Ann died April 1, 1671 at 42 years of age. Rea? Buried in Friends Burial Ground in Moyraverty and about 2 miles northeast of the farm at Ballyvickcrannell. A popular place for the Friends. Marriage certificate on record at Lurgan Ireland Book of Records. There is no proof that his first wife was Katherine Cornish but the families certainly knew each other. The Quaker records of Lurgan say that he married Ann. Married in April? He married Ann CALVERT in Lurgan, Armagh Co. Ireland (drumgor ), June 12, 1672. Ann was born November 1650 in Kilwarling, Down, Ireland. Ann was the daughter of Thomas CALVERT and Jane GLASFORD. Ann died October 17, 1697 in Shellpot Creek, New Castle, De, at 46 years of age. Buried in Old Burial Grounds, Newark. Her Grandfather, John Calvert, came from Moresome in the parish of Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Riding, Yorkshire to Ireland before 1620 and was a member of the Ulster Plantation. They were related to Lord Baltimore. Married April? Check out the Calvert line on disk 12 The first known fact of the Hollingsworth family history is that an ancestor was an Anglo-Saxon who came to Britain during the invasion of the sixth and seventh centuries and eventually settled in what is now the village of Mottram Cheshire County England on approximately 1,000 acres. It was located on the east side of town on the high ground. According to a very ancient pedigree, the family has been seated at Hollynworthe Hall since 1022 and became part of the nobility under King James 1. (Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland dated 1858). Since the title was hereditary, the ancestry would have been unbroken. The name Hollyworthe was derived from two words, "Holly" for holly trees and "Worthe" for land. It became the family surname in the 13th century. The present spelling gradually evolved as the English language changed. The huge hall and its accompanying church were made of native stone. Although several centuries old, both buildings were still standing in 1884 owned by a Mr. Taylor. The estate, then 625 acres, was valued at 20,000 Pounds, or approximately $100,000 (1972). The last owner as an ancestral representative was Robert Hollingsworth, Esq. who died in 1865. (Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth Sr. by J.A. Stewart). Today the hall is gone but the church has been rebuilt and still contains the family coat of arms. It is a stained glass window in the rectory. [ I visited Mottram while in the service in 1945 and the church contained the names of every Vicar since the 1300,S, It truly is a beautiful building. Down the street is a much newer church called the Hollingsworth Church. It was a delightful experience and the people were very friendly. In my research I have discovered that Valentine was not listed in the passenger list of the Welcome. It states that no list was formally drawn up and it was possible that some were not accounted for. Tom Hollingsworth 1996] (Arrived on the Antelope0 This is from my Fathers works and in error. The father of Valentine went to Ireland to work the plantation. During the Reformation Period, the Hollingsworth family were severely persecuted by King Charles 1 because they were Protestants. Many fled to Ireland . One Richard Hollingsworth (1607-1656), an ordained Presbyterian Minister with a Ph.D. Degree and a noted Controversialist, wrote four tracts in defense of the church. His last and greatest, entitled "A Modest Plea for the Church of England" was published in 1655. (The Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England by James Savage." Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. (1632-1711) Was born in Ireland and sailed from Belfast to America in 1682 with his wife and children on the good ship * [ Welcome with William Penn.] He settled on approximately 1,000 acres in Branywine Hundred near what is now the city of Wilmington, Delaware. At that time it was a area of Pennsylvania. He was a devout Quaker (Society of Friends) and many of his descendants still adhere to that faith. From 1686 to 1710 he was Superintendent of the Quaker Monthly Meetings and established several in the Province of Pennsylvania in 1683. He also served in 1687, 1695, and 1700. He was a signer of William Penn's Great Charter and a member of the Pro-Provincial Council in 1695. He died in 1711 and was buried in a burial ground he had presented to the society of Friends in 1687 and named New Ark from which the City Of Newark, Delaware got it's name. He was survived by (five ?) sons and one daughter at age 79. His descendants were noted for their enterprise and industry. Many were engaged in the manufacture of flour and owned mills on branches of the Elk River in Cecil County, Maryland and New Castle County, Delaware. One Levi Hollingsworth, member of a distinguished Maryland ship building company, built a copper rolling mill on the Gunpowder River near Baltimore in 1809. His copper was used to cover the dome of the Capitol Building. This was acquired by Paul Revere and is now the Copper and Brass Co. (History of Revere Copper and Brass Co.). This Levi is not Eli's father. Between 1766 and 1770 several Hollingsworth families along With many Quaker families migrated to the Carolina's, which proved to be a mistake. The farmland was not suitable and being anti-slavery, they were in a poor competitive position. This caused most of the Quakers to migrate again, this time to Ohio and the Indiana Territory. In 1805 seven Hollingsworth families left in one group. They split at the Ohio River, three going to Ohio and four to the Indiana Territory. Quaker records reveal that many who went into Ohio soon came on into the Indiana Territory, which was then the frontier and good land could be obtained by Federal Grant. (In reality they migrated because they were told of a great war pending by a Quaker fortune teller. ) It seems regrettable that these color some and adventurous Quaker people who migrated and settled in groups, just as depicted by the cinema, have now lost their identity and became just another denomination to the Protestant Faith. Notes................ Was in the Irish Rebellion 1641 when a child. * In error They sailed on the " Antelope " (From Cyrus Hollingsworth and Paul Hollingsworth research dated 1972) Sailed from Belfast Ireland Was accompanied by his indentured servant, John Musgrave and son-in-law Thomas Connaway (Mary's Husband). Probably became a Quaker early in the 1660,S

Here are some directions: > > Junction of 202 (Concord Pike) and Del 261(Foulk Road) > > Co out Foulk Rd to Shipley, right on Shipley to Baynard Blvd, and left to > > Newark Union Public Rd. (Look real close as there is a Del.State Historical > > Marker at the corner of the road, edge of someone's property. > > The meeting house and cemetery is up that road just a short way. > > Even with directions we got turned around in June. > > But worth the drive and also makes you say gee this was the land where our > > ancestors walked and lived.

VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH, SR.

The original immigrant ancestor of the American family of Hollingsworth was a member of the Society of Friends, and many of his descendants adhere to that faith. He was the son of Henry Hollingsworth of Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Legoe, County Armagh, Ireland, and of Catherine, his wife, was born at Belleniskcrannel "about the year 1632," and was married April 7, 1655, to Ann Ree, daughter of Nicholas Ree of Tanderagee, County Armagh. She was born about 1628, at Tanderagee, and died February 1, 1671. He then married, April 12, 1672, Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas Cal vert, of Dromgora, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, and of Jane, his wife. In 1682, Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr., and his family, accom panied by his son-in-law, Thomas Connaway, and by John Musgrave, an indented servant, sailed from Belfast for the Delaware River, arriv ing a few months after William Penn's arrival in the good ship "Wel come." He settled on a large plantation of nearly a thousand acres on Shelpot Creek in Brandy wine Hundred, New Castle (now Del.) Co., about five miles northeast of the present city of Wilmington, and not far from Port Christian, or Christiana of the Swedes. Not long there after a monthly meeting was established, the sessions being mainly held at Hollingsworth's House. In 1687 he granted "unto friends for a burying place half an acre of land for ye purpose, there being already friends buried in the spot." The section in question soon became known as the "New Worke" or "New Ark," now the thriving town of Newark, Del. That Valentine Hollingsworth was a man of extra ordinary ability and influence is demonstrated from the fact that almost immediately after his arrival in the New World, he was called upon to hold office and participate in public affairs. He was a member of the first Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania, shortly after William Penn's advent, that of 1682-3; also of the Grand Inquest empaneled October 25, 1683, to consider the famous case of Charles Pickering and others charged with counterfeiting. He served in several subsequent sessions of the Assembly, those of 1687, '88, '95 and 1700, from New Castle County, and was a justice of the Peace from the same county. He was also a Signer of Penn's Great Charter and a member of the Pro Provincial Council. He died about 1711. His second wife, Ann Cal vert, died August 17, 1697. Both were buried in the old burial ground at Newark, Del., which he had presented to the Friends in 1687.

 Research Notes:

Valentine Hollingsworth's family came to Philadelphia, in 1682 on the ship "The Antelope", (which arrived Dec. 10, 1682 on the Delaware River, Edward Cooke, master, from Belfast) settling on a 965 acre grant called New Worke, in what is now New Castle Co, Del. granted by William Penn in Brandywine Hundred on Shelpot Crk. (Warrant Oct. 10, 1681-Survey Dec. 27, 1682) He was founder of the Hollingsworth family in America. William Penn had arrived a little earlier on the ship "Welcome".He was founder of the Newark Monthly Meeting and an elder from 1686 to 1710. In 1687 he gave a half acre for a meeting house and burial ground. He was a member of the first Pennsylvania Assembly in 1683, and signed William Penn's Great Charter. He was an Assembly member again in 1687, 1688, 1689, 1695, and 1700. Valentine was a Justice of the Peace in New Castle Co., from 1694-1688. He was also a member of the Grand Inquest empaneled Oct. 24, 1683, to consider the famous case of Charles Pickering, etal, charged with counterfeiting Valentine Hollingsworth & wife Ann Calvert are both buried @ Newark MM, Delaware.

The following is the Marriage Certificate of Valentine and his second wife Anne Calvert: "This is to certifie the truth to all people that Valentine Hollenworth in ye psh of Sego in ye county of Armagh, and Anne Calvert of the same psh having intentions of marriage according to the ordinance of God, and Gods joining, Did lay it before mens meeting before whom theire marriage being propounded, then ye meeting desired them to wait some time, wch they did, so the meeting makeing inquiry between the times whether ye man be free from all other women, and the woman free from all other men, and so the second time they comeing before the mens meeting, all things being found clear, so they being left to theire freedome. A meeting of the people of god being appointed and assembled together at the house of Marke Wright, in the psh of Shankell the twelfth day of the fourth month in ye yeare 1672 whene they tooke one another in marriage in the presence of god and of his people according to ye law of god, & we are witnesses of the same whose names are hereunto subscribed ye day and yeare aforesaid. VAL: HOLENGWORTH ANNE HOLENGWORTH 1672 ffrancis Robson William Williams Jo: Calvert Chris: Hillery Hugh Stamper George hidgshon Jam: Harison dorothy Hillery Roger Webb Will pearson Nic: Harison Elis: Gnus Robert Hoope Marke Wright John Wright Alice Williams Michael Staise Timo: kirk James Bradshaw An. Bradshaw Tho. Wederall Rob Chambers Tho: Calvert debora Kirk Will dixon Antho: Dixon fergus Softly Alice Wright dina Kirke Mary Walker (NOTE: Valentine and Ann Calvert Hollingsworth later attended and witnessed another marriage in the home of Marke Wright in 1676. At this time, Marke was still living in Shankill, County Armagh, Ireland.)

Valentine married Ann Rea, daughter of Nicolas Rea and Ann Ree, on 7 Apr 1655 in Tanderagee, Armagh, Ireland. (Ann Rea was born in 1628 in Tanderagee, County of Armagh, Ireland and died on 1 Apr 1671 in Ireland.)

Valentine next married Ann Calvert on 12 Apr 1672. (Ann Calvert was born in Nov 1650 in Ireland and died on 17 Oct 1697 in Newark MM, New Castle, Delaware.)

 Marriage Notes:

"This is to certify the truth to all people that Valentine Holl- enworth in ye psh of Sego in ye county of Armagh, and Anne Calvert of the same psh having intentions of marriage according to the ordinances of God, and Gods joining, Did lay it before mons meeting before them their marriage being propounded, then ye meeting desired them to wait some time, wch they did, so the meeting makeing inquiry between the time whether ye man be free from all other women, and the woman free from all other man, and so the second time they comeing before the mens meeting, all things being clear, so they being left to their freedome. A meeting of the people of god being appointed and assembled together at the house of Marke? Wright, in the psh of Shankell the twelfth day of the fourth month in ye yeare 1672 whene they tooke one another in marriage in the presence of god and of his people according to ye law of god, we are witnesses of the same whose names are hereunto subscribed ye day and yeare aforesaid Val: Holengworth. Anne Holengworth. ffrancis Robson William Williams Jo' Calvert Chris Hillery Hugh Stamper George Hodgshon Jam. Harison dorothy Hillery Roger Webb Will pearson Nic' Harison Elis' Gaus Robert Hoope Marke Wright John Wright Alice Williams Michael Staise Timo' kirk James Bradshaw An. Bradshaw Tho. Wederall Rob Chambers Tho. Calvert deborn Kirk Will dixon Antho. Dixon fergus Softly Alice Wright dinc Kirke Mary Walker No Hollingsworths signed the certificate as witnesses, which leads me to believe that there were no other Quaker Hollingsworths in the area. Although non-Quakers could have been present and witnessed the ceremony, it is unlikely, at that early date, to have had non-Quakers in attendance. The Friends were a persecuted group, and to associate with them would probably have caused them to be suspect. Ann's father, Thomas, and her brother, John, were there and signed the certificate as witnesses. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/306423/person/6198656743/media/6?pgnum=1&pg=32914&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum

Valentine Hollingsworth (Quaker) was born August 6, 1632 at Ballyvickcrannel, (Belleniskcrannell) Parish of (Leagoe) Seagoe, Co. Armaugh, Ireland (Birth & Death Record Book, of Lurgan Quaker Monthly Meeting) He died CA 1711 in New Castle, Delaware, and was buried at the Newark Monthly Meeting Burying Ground.

He was the son of Henry Hollingsworth & wife Kathryn ____ of Bellevickcrannel, Parish of Seagoe, Co. Armagh, Ireland

Valentine married June 7, 1655 in Ireland to Wife #1 Ann Rea (Wray), by whom he had the following children: Mary 1656, (M) Thomas Conway; #2 Ralph Malin; Henry 1658, (M) Lydia Atkinson; Thomas 1661, (M) Margaret Calvert; Catherine, 1663, (M) George Robinson.

Valentine Hollingsworth married his second wife Ann Calvert, June 12, 1672, at Drumgar, in Ireland, daughter of Thomas Calvert & Jane Glasford. Ann was born 1650 Kilwarling, Co. Down, Ireland, and died Oct 17, 1697 New Castle, Del (Newark MM)

Valentine Hollingsworth's family came to Philadelphia, in 1682 on the ship "The Antelope", (which arrived Dec. 10, 1682 on the Delaware River, Edward Cooke, master, from Belfast) settling on a 965 acre grant called New Worke, in what is now New Castle Co, Del. granted by William Penn in Brandywine Hundred on Shelpot Crk. (Warrant Oct. 10, 1681-Survey Dec. 27, 1682) He was founder of the Hollingsworth family in America. William Penn had arrived a little earlier on the ship "Welcome".

From the first page of Concord Monthly Meeting Minute book... "At a Monthly Meeting held at Chichester ye 9th. of ye 4th month, 1684, Whereas Thomas Moore came and desired assistance of the meeting to lend him something toward the building of him a house ye meeting consider- ing his poverty hath agreed to do it and subscribe as followeth ..." Among the nine Subscribers names was Valentine Hollingsworth.

He was founder of the Newark Monthly Meeting and an elder from 1686 to 1710. In 1687 he gave a half acre for a meeting house and burial ground. He was a member of the first Pennsylvania Assembly in 1683, and signed William Penn's Great Charter. He was an Assembly member again in 1687, 1688, 1689, 1695, and 1700. Valentine was a Justice of the Peace in New Castle Co., from 1694-1688. He was also a member of the Grand Inquest empaneled Oct. 24, 1683, to consider the famous case of Charles Pickering, etal, charged with counterfeiting

Valentine Hollingsworth & wife Ann Calvert are both buried @ Newark MM, Delaware.

Children of Valentine & Ann Calvert Hollingsworth:

1. Samuel (See Above) Born March 27, 1673, Co. Armaugh, Ireland Died: Nov, 1748, Birmingham T/S, Chester Co, Pa. (M) Hannah Harlan June 8, 1701 New Castle, Del

2. Enoch Born August 7, 1685, Ireland Died: 1687 Del.

3. Valentine, Jr. Born Jan 12, 1677 Ireland, Died 1757 North Carolina (Will) (M) Elizabeth Heald 1713 Kennett MM Chester Co, Pa

4. Ann Born 1680 Ireland Died: Oct 26, 1712 (M) James Thompson, Sept 3, 1700 New Salem, N.J

5. John Born April 19, 1684 New Castle, Del. Died: Aug. 1722 New Castle, Del. (M) Catherine Tyler, Mar. 25, 1706 (after his death, she remarried, went to NC)

6. Joseph Born July 10, 1686 New Castle, Del. Died: 1732-33 Orange Co, Va (M) Elizabeth

7. Enoch May 10, 1688 New Castle, Del. Died: Nov 26, 1690 New Castle, Del.

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THE HOLLINGSWORTH REGISTER, VOLUME I., NUMBER 3. OCTOBER, 1965

HEARTH MONEY ROLLS, 1664, COUNTY ARMAGH, IRELAND the tax of 2 shillings for 1 hearth is meant.

BARRONY OF ONEALAND AND PARRISH OF SHANKILL Knockneshane Incl Marke Wright Drumnecarne Incl: Peter Harland, Marke Calver Lissecarran Incl John Harlant BARRONY OF ONEALAND AND PARRISH OF SEAGOE Ballymccrannell Incl Vallentine Hollinsworth Sego Itragh Incl John Calvert Rinurgan Incl Thomas Calvert

HOLLINGSWORTH REGISTER-VOLUME 5., NUMBER 1. Lurgan book, P 293- "Ann Hollingsworth of Ballyvickarannell deceased the first day of the second month ANNO DOM: 1671, and was buried in ye burying place of ye people of god at Monreauerty."

This is Ann (Ree) Hollingsworth #1 wife of Valentine "Monreauerty" is now called Moyraverty, about two miles northeast of the farm at Ballyvickcrannell. Most of the Friends of Seagoe Meeting were listed as buried there.

The following is taken from Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750 With Their Early History in Ireland BY ALBERT COOK MYERS, M.L. MEMBER OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA

VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH, son of Henry Hollingsworth, of Belleniskcrannell, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland, and Catharine, his wife, was born at Belleniskcrannel, "about the sixth month in the yeare 1632"; was married 4 Mo. 7, 1655, to Ann Ree, daughter of Nicholas Ree, of Tanderagee, County Armagh. She was born about 1628, at Tanderagee, and died 2 Mo. 1, 1671. He then was married a second time, 4 Mo. 12, 1672, to Ann Calvert, daughter of Thomas Calvert, of Dromgora, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, and Jane his wife. The following is a copy of the marriage certificate: "This is to certifie the truth to all people that Valentine Hollenworth 3 in ye psh of Sego in ye county of Armagh, and Anne Calvert of the same psh having intentions of marriage according to the ordinance of God, and Gods joining, Did lay it before mens meeting before whom theire marriage being propounded, then ye meeting desired them to wait some time, wch they did, so the meeting makeing inquiry between the times whether ye man be free from all other women, and the woman free from all other men, and so the second time they comeing before the mens meeting, all things being found clear, so they being left to theire freedome. A meeting of the people of god being appointed and assembled together at the house of Marke Wright, in the psh of Shankell the twelfth day of the fourth month in ye yeare 1672 whene they tooke one another in marriage in the presence of god and of his people according to ye law of god, & we are witnesses of the same whose names are hereunto subscribed ye day and yeare aforesaid

VAL: HOLENGWORTH ANNE HOLENGWORTH 1672. ffrancis Robson Hugh Stamper Roger Webb Robert Hoope Michael Staise Tho. Wederall Will dixon William Williams George Hodgshon Will pearson Marke Wright Timo: kirk Rob Chambers Antho. Dixon Jo: Calvert Jam: Harison Nic: Harison John Wright James Bradshaw Tho: Calvert fergus Softly dina Kirke Chris: Hillery dorothy Hillery Elis: Gnus Alice Williams An. Bradshaw debora Kirk Alice Wright Mary Walker"

Page 85, Marriage Book of Lurgan Monthly Meeting.
The records of this family in Ireland are from the registers of Lurgan

Meeting, County Armagh.

William Stockdale's A Great Cry of Oppression.

gives the following account of Hollingsworth's persecutions for tithes:

"1671, County Armagh, "Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for Tithe, by Thomas Ashbrook Tithmonger twenty nine stooks of Barly, and three stooks and a half of Oats, all worth one pound one shilling;" 1672, "Valentine Hollingsworth for Tithe by Edward O'Maghan, 26 stooks wheat. 3 car-loads Hey, 26 stooks of Oats, 26 stooks of Barley, Value œ2, 18s;" 1673, corn and hay, valued at œ2; 1674, wheat, hay, oats, barley, valued at œ3 4s."

"1672 County Armagh. Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for tithe, by Edmund O'Maghan, for the use of the aforesaid, twenty-six stooks of Wheat, three car-loads of Hay, twenty-six stooks of Oats, and twenty-six stooks of Barley, all worth two pounds, eighteen shillings." "1673 Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for tithe, by Edmund O'Maghan & Thomas Proctor, Corn & Hay worth two pounds."

"1674 Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for tithe, for the use of the said Thomas Smith, seven loads of Hay, eleven stooks of Wheat, nine Stooks of Oats, eleven stooks and a half of Barley, all worth three pounds, four shillings." "1675 Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for tithe, by the said Daniel, for the said Thomas Smith, seven loads of Hay, eleven stooks of Wheat, nine Stooks of Oats, eleven stooks and a half of Barley, and seven car-loads of Hay, all worth gour pounds, fourteen shillings."

"1676 Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for tithe, by the said Cantelan, thirty-seven stooks of Wheat & Rye, forty stooks of Oats, eighteen stooks of Barley & nine loads of Hay, all worth two pounds, five shillings, eight pence."

"1679 Valentine Hollingsworth, of said Parish (Segoe) had taken from him for tithe, by William Gibeon, five stooks of Barley, three stooks of Oats, and three loads of Hay, all worth six shillings, ten pence."

"1680 Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for tithe, by Rory O'Hamell & Arer O'Nell, for the use of the said Thomas Smith, thirty-three stooks of Wheat & Rye, fourteen stooks of Barley, thirty-three stooks of Oats, and some Hay, all worth two pounds, seven shillings, sixpence." "1681 Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for tithe, by Ever O'Nell & Rory O'Hamell, for the said use, ten loads of Hay, thirty stooks of hard corn, twenty stooks of Oats, & twelve stooks of Barley, and by the said Ever & others, Apples worth one shilling, and by Elizabeth Fox, seven stooks and a half of Barley, one stook and a half of Oats, and two car-loads of Hay, all worth four pounds, five shillings."

THE HOLLINGSWORTH REGISTER VOLUME I., NUMBER 1. 04 THE QUAKER HOLLINGSWORTHS POSTERITY OF VALENTINE BY John V. Hollingsworth, Chadds Ford, Penna.

"THE HOLLINGSWORTHS" in part

" Numerous legends and traditions have centered around the ancestry and early history of Valentine Hollingsworth, many of them contradictory. Early public and meeting house records prove some of these to be true, others are likely to remain forever in the realm of conjecture. "Valentine Hollingsworth is said to have been born in Ireland, but it is claimed that his family was originally from the ancestral estate "Hollingsworth Manor" in Cheshire, England, and had removed to Ireland to escape persecution. This estate was held by an ancient Saxon family of the name as early as the year 1022. Red berried trees abound on the estate. The name comes from the words, "Holly" and "Worth", a farm. The old manor hall and church still stand. (See Editor's note following this article.) Both are emblazoned with the family coat of arms. It consists of three holly leaves. The crest is a stag & the Latin motto means "Learn to suffer what must be borne."

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Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr.'s Timeline

1632
August 15, 1632
townland of Ballyvickcrannell (now Ballymacrandal), Seagoe Parish, County Armagh, (Northern) Ireland

Valentine Hollingsworth in the Millennium File
Name: Valentine Hollingsworth
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 6 Aug 1632
Birth Place: Balleyvickcrannell, Seage, Ireland
Death Date: 1711
Death Place: Manor of Rockland, New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
Mother: Catherine
Spouse: Ann Ree
Children: Mary Hollingsworth
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1656
January 25, 1656
Age 23
Bellenickcranell, Armagh, Sego, Ireland
1658
November 7, 1658
Age 26
Ballyvickcrannel, Seagoe Parish, Co. Armagh, Ireland
1661
July 1, 1661
Age 28
Belleniskerannel, Segoe Parish, Armagh, Ireland
1663
July 1, 1663
Age 30
Seagoe Parish, County Armagh, Ulster, Ireland
1672
April 12, 1672
Age 39
Ireland

Valentine Hollingsworth in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Valentine Hollingsworth
Gender: Male
Birth Year: 1632
Spouse Name: Ann Ree
Spouse Birth Year: 1628
Marriage
Year: 1655
Number Pages: 1
Source Citation
Source number: 65.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MRC
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1673
March 27, 1673
Age 40
Bellenickcranell, Armagh, Sego, Ireland
1675
August 7, 1675
Age 42
Bellenickcranell, Armagh, Sego, Ireland
1677
November 12, 1677
Age 45
Belleinskcrannel, Armagh, Sego, Ireland
1680
December 28, 1680
Age 48
Bellenickcrannel, Parish of, Ireland