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Family: Valentine Hollingsworth/Ann Calvert (F1228)

m. 12 Apr 1672


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  • Father | Male
    Valentine Hollingsworth

    Born  6 Aug 1632  Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Oct 1710  Newark MM, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  12 Apr 1672   
    Other Spouse  Ann Rea | F1226 
    Married  7 Apr 1655  Tanderagee, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Henry Hollingsworth | F1229 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Katherine Cornish | F1229 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Ann Calvert

    Born  Nov 1650  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Oct 1697  Newark MM, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
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    Child 1 | Male
    Samuel Hollingsworth

    Born  27 Mar 1673  Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 Oct 1748  Birmingham Township, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Hannah Harlan | F4846 
    Married  4 Aug 1701  Kennett Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    Enoch Hollingsworth

    Born  7 Aug 1675  Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Oct 1687  Shellpot Creek, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    Valentine Hollingsworth, Jr.

    Born  12 Jan 1677  Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Mar 1757  Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elizabeth Heald | F6382 
    Married  6 Apr 1713  Kennett Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    Ann Hollingsworth

    Born  28 Dec 1680  Belleniskcrannel, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Male
    John Hollingsworth

    Born  19 Apr 1684  Shellpot Creek, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 6 | Male
    Joseph Hollingsworth

    Born  10 Jul 1686  Shellpot Creek, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Child 7 | Male
    Enoch Hollingsworth

    Born  10 May 1690  Shellpot Creek, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

  • Notes  Married:
    • "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.