Irish Quakers (1682)

Irish Quakers (1682)

Depicting the events of 1682 (the year Hollingsworth arrived): William Penn, Native American Indians and The Welcome Ship in New Castle, DelawareIn 1682, my 10th great grandfather, Thomas Hollingsworth, immigrated to America from Armagh County, Ireland. He survived an arduous two-month journey across the ocean, created a new life for himself in the new world, married and out-lived two wives -- only to be killed by a wild buffalo at the age of 66. (!)

Thomas and his family settled in what is now Wilmington Delaware (then Pennsylvania).  His father, Valentine Hollingsworth, was a great leader in the Quaker community, a justice of the peace and one of the signers of William Penn's Great Charter.


 


Sources and more information:

Immigration of Irish Quakers Pennsylvania 1682 - 1750

A case for The Antelope

The tree:
  • Valentine Hollingsworth had a son named Thomas.
  • Thomas Hollingsworth had a son named Jacob.
  • Jacob Hollingsworth had a son named Elias.
  • Elias Hollingsworth had a son named Benjamin.
  • Benjamin Hollingsworth had a son name Aquilla.
  • Aquilla Hollingsworth had a some named Benjamin.
  • Benjamin Hollingsworth had a daughter named Tamer Ann.
  • Tamer Ann married Timothy Holloway and had a daughter named Nancy Holloway.
  • Nancy Holloway married Stephen Speed and had a daughter named Emaline Speed.
  • Emaline Speed married Otis Nelson and had a daughter named Hazel Nelson.
Early American Historical Fiction

Early American Historical Fiction

How to organize 1,000 ancestors

How to organize 1,000 ancestors