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William Bruce Albin, Sr.

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Leinster, County Meath, Ireland, Ireland
Death: June 6, 1756 (46)
Winchester, Fredrick Co, Virginia
Place of Burial: Frederick, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Robert Albin, Jr. and Sarah (Cansey) Albin
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Albin
Father of John Albin; Robert Albin; William Bruce Albin, II; James Albin; George Albin and 1 other
Half brother of James Albin and Elizabeth Albin

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About William Bruce Albin, Sr.

General Notes:

William was the son of Robert Albin and Sarah Cansey, also from Ireland and they are buried there. William was an orphan and only five years of age when he came to this country. He was raised in Chester Co., PA and when about 21 years old he went to Virginia with two of his cousins. Estimated time was 1739. He was married in 1744 to Mary Bruce, who was born in Scotland and Christened June 3, 1715 at Portsoy, Fordyce Parish, Banff, Scotland. She was brought to this country at the age of 9, lived in PA and also moved to Virginia where she met William. The first record of William found in Frederick Co.., was in 1745 when he declared himself titleable. Land records indicate that he applied for warrants for a total for 1,078 acres form lord Fairfax, just north of red Bud, and west of the Opeckon. Of William's original 1,078 acres he retained only 189 acres, law suits filed by Wiliam and others were common at that time. Another serious problem were the Indian uprisings. In 1764, William Albin, John Parrell and Joseph Parrell, were appoined by the Frederick Co. Court to view the ground leading from the Lew Neill's Mill to the town of Winchester and make their report. Whereupon it is ordered that a road be opened, this by then said of, and that the titheables two miles and half on each side thereof. William, like many of his neighbors and Quaker freinds, paid their filing fees to obtain warrants from Fairfax. No doubt their experiences had conditioned them to expect that it as futile to try to win against the English nobility.

William 1717> S/O Robert and Sarah Cansey Albin> S/O James and Anne Margaret Yoeman Albin Albin > S/O Robert and Sarah Blackburn Albin >S/O Robert Albin and Xpian Hunt Albin

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 Mary Bruce Albin (1715 - 1765)*

 John Albin (1742 - 1820)*
 William Albin (1746 - ____)*
 James Albin (1753 - 1827)*
 George Albin (1758 - 1840)*
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Burial: Mount Pleasant Meeting House Cemetery Mount Pleasant Frederick County Virginia, USA http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110985222 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Marlow.FTW]

Bruce Family History film 1412126, item 6; Marr. R. Fred. Va.

He declared himself a titheable in 1745, in Frederick Co. VA. The lands he claimed 1078 acres, from Lord Fairfax. In Oct. 1751, he co-signed a note for William Taylor, signed with his unusual mark. An X inside an 0, with a smaller o inside the X.

Albin Book, pg. 1, tells how Quakers had been persecuted and imprisioned in England & Ireland for their religious beliefs which conflicted with English Laws. Also coming at that time were the Scotch Presbyterians. William Penn offered religious freedom, so they went to Pennsylvania. Frederick Co. VA. was first setteled by a group led by Alexander Ross, who was bound at age 11, by the courts. He brought 70 families. They had been granted 70,000 acres by land patent. Some of the Quaker families went into Maryland. One Thomas Albin among them. He was a tailor, and died intestate in 1736. Left a wife Mary, and no known heirs. Not sure if he was related. Needs MORE RESEARCH!!!

Source from Hills/Hatcher Family Tree on World Connect

William married Mary Bruce, daughter of John Bruce and Sarah Cole, about 1740 in Spotsylvania, Frederick County, Virginia, USA.45 (Mary Bruce was born in , , , Scotland 45, christened on 3 Jun 1715 in Peterhead, , Aberdeen, Scotland 45 and died about 1765 in , Frederick County, Virginia, USA.)

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Reference Number:467674

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William Bruce Albin, Sr.'s Timeline

Leinster, County Meath, Ireland, Ireland
August 17, 1729
Age 19
Age 30
Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, USA
Age 34
Frederick County, Virginia (now Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Age 38
Winchester, Frederick, VA
Age 43
Frederick Co., VA