James Lindley, "The Immigrant"

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James Lindley, "The Immigrant"

Also Known As: "James William Lindley"
Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Ballenclash, Wilcow, Ireland
Death: October 13, 1726 (45)
London Grove Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: New Garden, Chester County, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Lindley; James William Lindley and Alice Lindley
Husband of Eleanor Jones
Father of Thomas Lindley, II; Rachel Lindley; James Lindley; Robert Lindley; William Lindley and 9 others
Brother of Martha Lindley; Thomas Lindley; Mary Lindley and Isabella Murray

Occupation: Blacksmith
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About James Lindley, "The Immigrant"

James Lindley came to Chester Co, PA on August 3, 1713.

On page 9 of "Lindley Family Roots in PA, NC, SC, GA, & AL" by Terry M. (Mick) Lindley, states:

"James Lindley was apparently a very hard worker. He was only in America 13 years but amassed a small fortune."

"The following is an excerpt from a letter written by nephew Robert Parke, complete with original spelling:

Unkle James Lindley & family is well and Thrives exceedingly, he has 11 children and reaped last harvest about 800 bushels of wheat, he is a thriving man anywhere he lives, he has a thousand acres of land, A Fine Estate." ,end of letter.


brief history

James Lindley is the son of James Lindley b. 1641 & Alice Walsmith b. 1645. Their ancestry is English, whose family immigrated to Ireland.

James Lindley b. 4/16/1681, in Ballinaclash, County Wicklow, Ireland. Married Eleanor Parke, b 1/2/1683-84, also of Ballyredmon, County Carlow of Ireland. Married 4/14/1705. They and 6 of thier children immigrated to Pennsylvania, USA in 1713. They were Quakers and were received at Newark MM, New Castle County, Delaware on Aug. 3, 1713. They had brought a certificate from Carlow monthly meeting of Friends.

Lindley purchaced 200 acres in New Garden in 1713 and 400 acres in London Grove in 1772, in the deed for which he is styled a blacksmith. He was the first Constable of the Township of New Garden in 1723.

They had twelve children in all, 7 born after arriving in the new country.

Their children were: Thomas, Rachel, James, Margery, Robert, William, Alice, Mary, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Hannah, Eleanor.

Listed 1,000 acres & 1,115 pounds in will.


Born in Ireland, he lived in N. Central England before coming to the United States.

James Lindley Jr. and his wife Elinore were received at Neward MM, Chester Co. PA on August 3, 1713. That year James purchased 200 acres of and at New Garden, PA. In 1722, he added 200 more. Chester County records show that James Lindley Jr. was one of the largest taxpayersin the county.

Is this the James that was received at Cane Creek MM from New Garden MM? Hinshaw, Vol I, p. 404. Cane Creek MM rocf New Garden MM, Pa, dated 1779, 11 ---- (torn)"

Birth: Apr. 16, 1681 County Wicklow, Ireland Death: Oct. 13, 1726 Chester County Pennsylvania, USA

Family links:

 Eleanor Parke Lindley Jones (1684 - 1736)*

 Thomas Lindley (1706 - 1781)*
 Mary Lindley Woody (1717 - 1795)*
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Burial: New Garden MM Cemetery New Garden Chester County Pennsylvania, USA

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Maintained by: Pumbaa Originally Created by: Greg Derylo Record added: Jun 25, 2004 Find A Grave Memorial# 8988856 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8988856


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James Lindley, "The Immigrant"'s Timeline

April 16, 1681
Wilcow, Ireland
February 25, 1706
Age 24
County Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland
May 11, 1707
Age 26
April 30, 1709
Age 28
April 30, 1712
Age 31
Bally, Carlow, , Ireland
April 30, 1712
Age 31
Bally, , Carlow, Ireland
December 20, 1714
Age 33
New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 33
New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania
February 25, 1716
Age 34
New Garden,Chester,PA