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A Little About The Hollingsworth Name:
The Hollingsworth's were an old Saxon family said to have settled in the northeastern part of Cheshire, about 50 kilometers south east of Liverpool, England as early as 1022. It was then that the ancestral estate, Hollingsworth manor, near Mottram, in Cheshire County was established.

The name, "Hollingsworth" may derive from one of two sources. It may represent the locality from the estate of that name, "holly" and "worth", a farm, meaning a farm of holly trees; or it may be pure Anglo-Saxon. Thus, "worth" means a farm or guarded enclosure; "ing" means the sons of or descendants of, and the first syllable, "Hol", is the name of the ancestor. Hence, "Hollingsworth" means literally, the guarded enclosure of the sons of Hol. On the map of England may be seen many names with the ending "ton", "ham", "worth", "burgh", etc. Ham means home, ton or tun, meant a home hedged in. When a village grew around it, it became a town. "Ing" in Anglo-Saxon is the "ap" of the Welsh and the "mac" of the Celt. More than one tenth of the names in England have the intermediate suffix "ing" preceding the "ton", "ham", or "worth", such as Burlington, Buckingham, etc., so the Anglo-Saxon Hol or Burl or Buck was the progenitor of the family and his descendants were distinguished in that way, as the "ing", or sons of. As we know, no man had more than one name before the year 1000.

The name "Hollingsworth" has also been spelled with many other variations, such as Hollingworth, Hollinworth, Hollinsworth, Hollynworthe and other variations. Bardsley calls it a local name "of Hollingworth" (sans "s") and says that Hollingworth was (1) a township in the parish of Mottram-in-Longendale, Cheshire, and (2) a capelty in the diocese of Chester. It means literally, "the farm amid the holly-bushes". Mame Ellison Wood, genealogist, calls the name "one of the oldest in England, dating back to the time of the Saxon King Canute", and says it was derived from a township in Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, the original form being Hollynworthe.

When the land became insufficient to support the increasing number of the family, they sent out colonies to other places in England. Hollings, sons of Hol, sent out six. They are found in various places in England, not all Hollingsworth, but they came from the original "worth". One of their colonies settled at the head of some water, and they are the Holingsheds.

Annals dating from the Norman conquest, speak of the "hundred of Macclesfield or Maxfield" known in the Doomsday survey as the "hundred of Hamstan", and one of the Manors mentioned in these ancient books is that of Hollingsworth manor, situated on the edge of the woods of Macclesfield. The visitation of Cheshire by the official herald in the year 1580 includes "John Hollingsworth, Gent." and "Robert Hollingsworth", amoung the gentry residing in the hundred of Macclesfield. A further record speaks of Robert Hollingsworth of Hollingsworth Hall, from which the family is descended.

The church and hall of the Hollingsworth family, both several centuries old, were still standing in the early 20th century, and upon both are the family Coat of Arms. The last representative of the English branch who had possession died in 1865.

Red-berried holly trees abound upon the estate and in its nearness to the edge of the Macclesfield woods. In this setting the arms and crest handed down for generations acquires a picturesque significance. The tinctures of the shield are azure, suggestive of the blue sky; argent, of the silvery streams that flow through the woodlands; vert, of the green leafage of the forest trees. The crest is a stag, suggesting the woodland inhabitants, and the three glistening holly leaves bring to mind Christmas in merry England. Motto -- "Learn To Endure Patiently" or "Bear Patiently What Must Be Borne".

The Hollingsworth's of England lived far from the maddening crowd of the city marts, and Hollingsworth of America have since tended toward landed estates and country life. They, and their descendants, seem to possess an inherited love of nature and the wealth of interest, color and beauty scattered so lavishly by her hand.

Source: Publication: Ancestors and Descendants of the James Family, The Hollingsworth Family And Collateral Lines of Atkinson And Ree. Written in 1996 by Ernest C. James, PE, 3009 Leta Lane, Sacramento, CA 95821

There's more about the HOLLINGWORTH family here at Wikipedia.



Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth


Generation No. 1


1. VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH was born 1520 in Hollingsworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND, and died Bet. 1545 - 1620 in Hollingsworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND. He married [--?--] Bet. 1540 - 1550 in ENGLAND. She was born Bet. 1515 - 1535 in ENGLAND, and died Bet. 1545 - 1635 in Hollingsworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND.

More About VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH and [--?--]:
Note: My biological maternal 11th great grandparents.

Child of VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH and [--?--] is:
2. i. ROBERT VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1547, Hollingsworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND; d. 1631, Hollingsworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND.

Generation No. 2


2. ROBERT VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH (VALENTINE1) was born 1547 in Hollingsworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND, and died 1631 in Hollingsworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND. He married JOAN PARKER Oct 04, 1596 in Friends Meeting House, Claypole, County Lincoln, ENGLAND, daughter of SIMON PARKER and [--?--]. She was born Aug 21, 1552 in Tydd Saint Mary, Claypole, County Lincoln, ENGLAND, and died 1599 in Hollingworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND.

More About ROBERT VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH:
Burial: 1599, Friends Cemetery, Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, IRELAND
Nationality: Saxon English
Note: My biological maternal 10th great grandparents.
Religion: Quakers AKA Friends Church

More About JOAN PARKER: Burial: 1599, Friends Cemetery, Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, IRELAND Child of ROBERT HOLLINGSWORTH and JOAN PARKER is:
3. i. HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Sep 07, 1598, Hollingsworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND; d. Oct 27, 1675, Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, IRELAND.

Generation No. 3


3. HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH (ROBERT VALENTINE2, VALENTINE1) was born Sep 07, 1598 in Hollingsworth Hall Manor near Mottram, County Cheshire, ENGLAND, and died Oct 27, 1675 in Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, IRELAND. He married KATHERAN CORNISH Apr 12, 1622 in Friends Meeting, London, County Middlesex, ENGLAND, daughter of HENRY CORNISH and KATHERAN PEARCE. She was born 1602 in Wadesmill, County Hertfordshire, ENGLAND, and died Oct 17, 1697 in Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, IRELAND.

Notes for HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH:
An exerpt from Ancestors and Descendants of the James Family, The Hollingsworth Family And Collateral Lines of Atkinson And Ree.:
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From the Hollingsworth book, it has been assumed that Robert Hollingsworth is the father of Henry. No brothers or sisters are known, and the name of his wife is not known. Henry Hollingsworth was born about 1600 in Cheshire, England, and emigrated to Ireland with his family. He died in Ireland.

More About HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH:
Burial: Oct 28, 1675, Friends Cemetery, Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, IRELAND
Immigration: Bet. 1622 - 1632, ENGLAND to Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND
Nationality: Saxon English
Note: My biological maternal 9th great grandparents.
Religion: Quaker AKA Friends Church

More About KATHERAN CORNISH:
Burial: Bet. 1660 - 1700, Friends Cemetery, Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, IRELAND
Note: My biological maternal 9th great grandparents.

Children of HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH and KATHERAN CORNISH are:
4. i. VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Jun 15, 1632, Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, IRELAND; d. 1710, Shellpot Creek, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA.
ii. STEPHEN HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1634, Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Abt. 1734, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA.
iii. ZEBULON HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1636, Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Aug 08, 1713, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA.
iv. RUTH HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1638, Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Bet. 1638 - 1738, IRELAND or USA.
v. KATHERN HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1641, Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Bet. 1641 - 1741, IRELAND or USA.
vi. ABIGAIL HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1643, Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Bet. 1643 - 1743, IRELAND or USA.
vii. MARY HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1644, Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Bet. 1644 - 1744, IRELAND or USA.

Generation No. 4


4. VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH (HENRY3, ROBERT VALENTINE2, VALENTINE1) was born Jun 15, 1632 in Belleniskcrannel, Parish Of Legoe, County Armagh, IRELAND, and died 1710 in Shellpot Creek, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA. He married (1) ANN REE Apr 07, 1655 in Lurgan Monthly Meeting of Friends, Lurgan, County Armagh, IRELAND, daughter of NICHOLAS REE and ANN DE TANBDERGEE. She was born 1628 in Tanbdergee, County Armagh, IRELAND, and died Feb 01, 1671 in Belleniskerannell, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, IRELAND. He married (2) ANN CALVERT Apr 12, 1672 in Dromgora, Segoe, County Armagh, IRELAND, daughter of THOMAS CALVERT and JANE GLASFORD. She was born Nov 02, 1650 in Killwarlin, Hillsborough, County Down, IRELAND, and died Aug 17, 1697 in Shellpot Creek, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA.

Notes for VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH:
Exerpts from Ancestors and Descendants of the James Family, The Hollingsworth Family And Collateral Lines of Atkinson And Ree:
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A descendant of this (Hollingsworth) family, Valentine Hollingsworth, with others of like mind, in 1682 brought his family to America to escape the persecutions of a monarchistic age, for freedom to worship in the way of their choice and liberal opportunities of the New World. Here he reared a large family, of the numerous American branches of his family many descendants have visited the ancient house and church with hallowed interest, up to the present day.

Pages 6 and 7
From the records of Lurgan Monthly Meeting (Quakers), in Ireland (Pennsylvania Historical Society), is the following record of the birth of this emigrant ancestor: "Henry Hollingsworth of Balleniskcrannel, in the Parish of Segoe and Armagh, and Katheran, his wife, had Valentine Hollingsworth, born at Balleniskcrannel, aforesaid, about the sixth month in the year 1632." (Armagh is about 50 kilometeres south west of Belfast in Northern Ireland.)

His son, Valentine Hollingsworth, was fifty years of age when he came to America. Of his life prior to that time, we have little knowledge. We do know, however, that he was one of the early converts to the doctrines of Fox and Penn, and identified himself withteh founders of the Society of Friends in Ireland. We also know that he suffered certain of the penalties inflicted at that time upon those who were conspicous in their devotion to the principles of the new sect. From William Stockdale's "A Great Cry of Oppression", we learn that "Valentine Hollingsworth had taken from him for Tithe, by Thomas Ashbroo, Tithmonger, twnety-nine stooks of Barley and three stooks and half of Oats, all worth one pound one shilling." This was in 1671. In the following year we have this: "Valentine Hollingsworth for the tithe by Edward O'Maghan, twenty-six stooks of Barley, value 2 pounds 18 shillings," etc. In 1673 he was again fined, as he also was in 1674.

More About VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH:
Burial: Abt. 1716, Friends Cemetery, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA
Immigration: Oct 27, 1682, Belfast, IRELAND to the New World in America (USA), age 50 years
Note: My biological maternal 8th great grandparents.
Religion: Quaker AKA Friends Church

More About ANN CALVERT:
Burial: Aug 18, 1697, Friends Cemetery, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA
Immigration: 1682, IRELAND to the New World in America (USA)
Note: My biological maternal 8th great grandparents.
Religion: Quaker AKA Friends Church

Children of VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH and ANN REE are:
i. MARY HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Jan 25, 1656, Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Abt. 1747, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; m. (1) THOMAS CONNOWAY or CONWAY, Jun 28, 1682, Cermony Of Friends, Shankill, Armagh, IRELAND; b. 1654, Lisburn, Antrim, IRELAND; d. Sep 17, 1689, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; m. (2) RANDALL MALIN, Apr 1693, New Castle County, Delaware USA; b. 1652, Great Barrum, Great Barrum, County Chester, ENGLAND; d. Abt. 1729, Upper Providence, Pennsylvania USA.
ii. HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Sep 07, 1658, Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Mar 12, 1721, Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland USA; m. ELIZABETH LYDIA ATKINSON, Aug 22, 1688, Lurgan, County Armagh, IRELAND; b. 1660, Lurgan, County Armagh, IRELAND; d. 1739, Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland USA.

Notes for HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH:
Exerpt from Ancestors and Descendants of the James Family, The Hollingsworth Family And Collateral Lines of Atkinson And Ree.:
Pages 7 and 8
History of Cecil County (Maryland), page 229:
Henry Hollingsworth, who bought land from John Smith came to Pennsylvania as did also his brothers Valentine and Thomas, in the ship Welcome, with William Penn in 1682. Their father, Valenine Hollingsworth, married the daughter of Henry Cornish, who was one of the sherriffs of London (London then had two sheriffs with co-equal power) in the troublesome times of James II, and who was executed in 1685 for alleged complicity with Monmouth in his efforts to usurp the royal authority. Cornish was believed to have been entirely innocent of the charges against him, and although he was executed with all the barbarity of the times, Parliament, a few years afterwards, in the reign of William and Mary, reversed the act of attainder, and did all in its power to atone for the wrong that it had brought upon an innocent family. Valentine Hollingsworth represented New Castle County in the legislature of Pennsylvania for several years. He was the contemporary of George Talbot.

Henry, who was named after his maternal grandfather, was a man of much distinction, and assisted Thomas Holmes in laying out the city of Philadelphia, being at that time about eighteen years of age. After the death of Cornish, Valentine Hollingsworth removed to the new world from Ireland. His son Henry had made the acquaintance of Lydia Atkinson while in Ireland. She and Henry were married in 1688, having in that year returned to Ireland for that purpose.

He represented New Castle County in the Assembly in 1695, and was also sheriff of Chester County the same year was deputy master of the rolls in 1700, and coroner of Chester County in 1706. He removed to Elkton in 1712, in which year he was appointed surveyor of Cecil County. He was the founder of the Hollingsworth family in that county, and the grandfather of Colonel Henry Hollingsworth, who was so intimately identified with the cause of the Colonies during their struggle for independence. He died in Elkton in 1721. Valentine Hollingsworth was a Quaker, and his son Henry is believed to have been brought up in that faith, but afterwards joined the Episcopal Church. His life gave evidence that he never forgot the pacific principles of the faith in which he had been educated, for he would not suffer the life of any animal to be sacrificed for food, and lived for some years wholly upon a vegetable diet. Once when returning from a fair in New Castle, he saw a rattlesnake coiled up by a log not far from his house, but passed on without killing it. The next day a peddler was found near the same spot, stiff and dead from the bite of a snake. This gave Henry great pain, and he afterwards thought it right to kill snakes.

The Hollingsworth family were noted for their enterprise and industry and many of them were largely engaged in the manufacture of flour, they being the owners of a number of mills on both branches of the Elk. Zebulon Hollingsworth, the father of Henry, of Revolutionary fame, was presiding justice of the court of his county, and on of the commissioners appointed to lay out Charleston (South Carolina) in 1742. He was a prominent member of St. Mary Ann's church at North East, and was one of the vestrymen in 1743, when the present church was built. He died in 1763, aged 57 years, and is buried in the old graveyard, on the bank of the Elk, southwest of the Episcopal church in Elkton (Maryland), and near the house in which he lived, a part of which was still standing in 1900. It is worthy to remark that the British carried away the theodolite which Henry Holingsworth used for surveying when they left Elkton previous to the Battle of Brandywine.

More About HENRY HOLLINGSWORTH: Burial: Mar 13, 1721, St. Mary Ann's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland USA
Immigration: 1682, IRELAND to the New World in America (USA) via the ship "Welcome", sailed from London to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with William Penn
Religion: Quaker AKA Friends Church

More About ELIZABETH LYDIA ATKINSON:
Burial: 1739, St. Mary Ann's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland USA
Religion: Episcopal AKA Church of England

iii. THOMAS HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Mar 01, 1660, Belleniskerannell, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Apr 02, 1727, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia USA; m. (1) MARGARET CALVERT, 1685, Friends Meeting House, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; b. Jun 24, 1661, Killurigan, Segoe, Armagh, IRELAND; d. Aug 01, 1687, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; m. (2) GRACE COOKE, Jan 31, 1692, Rockland Manor, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; b. 1663, Concord, Franklin County, Pennsylvania USA; d. 1733, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia USA. Burial for THOMAS HOLLINGSWORTH and GRACE COOKE: Center of Friends Cemetery, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia USA. Burial for MARGARET CALVERT : Aug 02, 1687, Center of Friends Cemetery, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA. Religion: Quakers AKA Friends Church.
iv. KATHERINE HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Jul 05, 1663, Belleniskerannell, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, IRELAND; d. Jun 29, 1746, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware USA; m. GEORGE "BIG GEORGE" ROBINSON, Jan 02, 1689, New Castle County, Delaware USA; b. 1663, Ulster Providence, IRELAND; d. Sep 08, 1738, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware USA.

Children of VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH and ANN CALVERT are:
5. v. SAMUEL HOLLINGSWORTH, SR., b. Jan 27, 1673, Belleniskerannell, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, IRELAND; d. Oct 01, 1748, Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA.
vi. ENOCH HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Aug 07, 1675, Belleniskerannell, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, IRELAND; d. Oct 24, 1687, Shellpot Creek, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA.
vii. VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Nov 12, 1677, Belleniskerannell, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, IRELAND; d. Mar 25, 1757, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA; m. ELIZABETH HEALD, Apr 06, 1713, New Castle County, Delaware USA; b. Dec 26, 1690, New Castle County, Delaware USA; d. 1747, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA.
viii. ANN HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Dec 28, 1680, Belleniskerannell, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, IRELAND; d. Oct 26, 1712, Salem County, New Jersey USA; m. JAMES THOMPSON, 1700, New Castle County, Delaware USA; b. Oct 1668, Donard, County Wicklow, IRELAND; d. Mar 1712, Salem County, New Jersey USA.
ix. JOHN VALENTINE HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Feb 19, 1684, Shellpot Creek, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; d. Aug 22, 1722, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA; m. KATHERINE TYLER, Apr 01, 1706, Salem County, New Jersey USA; b. Aug 13, 1690, Salem County, New Jersey USA; d. 1755, Bladen County, North Carolina USA. Burial: Center of Friends Cemetery, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA.
x. JOSEPH HOLLINGSWORTH, b. May 10, 1686, Shellpot Creek, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; d. 1732, Orange County, Virginia USA; m. ELIZABETH PERKINS, 1708, New Castle County, Delaware USA; b. 1689, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire USA; d. 1735, Orange County, Virginia USA.
xi. ENOCH HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1688, Shellpot Creek, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; d. Sep 26, 1690, Shellpot Creek, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA.

Generation No. 5


5. SAMUEL HOLLINGSWORTH, SR. (VALENTINE4, HENRY3, ROBERT VALENTINE2, VALENTINE1) was born Jan 27, 1673 in Belleniskerannell, Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, IRELAND, and died Oct 01, 1748 in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA. He married HANNAH HARLAN Jun 08, 1701 in Newark Meeting House, New Castle County, Delaware USA, daughter of GEORGE HARLAN and ELIZABETH DUCK. She was born Feb 04, 1681 in Donnahlong Downs, County Ulster, IRELAND, and died 1712 in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA.

More About SAMUEL HOLLINGSWORTH, SR. and HANNAH HARLAN:
Burial: Old Kennett Cemetery, Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Note: My maternal 7th great grandparents.
Note: Some spelled HARLAN as HARLAND.
Religion: Quaker AKA Society of Friends Church

Children of SAMUEL HOLLINGSWORTH and HANNAH HARLAN are:
6. i. ENOCH HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1702, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; d. Sep 17, 1752, Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA.
ii. JOHN HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1703, Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. Unknown, USA.
iii. GEORGE HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1705, Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. 1737, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware.
iv. SAMUEL HOLLINGSWORTH, JR., b. 1707, Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. Nov 11, 1751, Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA. Burial: Nov 12, 1751, Old Kennett Cemetery, Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
7. v. ELIZABETH "BETTY" HOLLINGSWORTH, b. 1712, Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA; d. Bet. 1753 - 1813, Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware USA.

Generation No. 6


6. ENOCH HOLLINGSWORTH (SAMUEL5, VALENTINE4, HENRY3, ROBERT VALENTINE2, VALENTINE1) was born 1702 in Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA, and died Sep 17, 1752 in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA. He married (1) JOANNA CROWLEY Dec 23, 1725 in Centre Meeting, New Castle County, Delaware USA; daughter of JOHN CRAWLEY and MARY [--?--]. She was born April 07, 1702 in Onibury, County Shropshire, ENGLAND, and died Nov 24, 1735 in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA. He married (2) Mrs. BETTY CHADS PYLE Abt. 1746, widow of WILLIAM PYLE (b:1700 d:01 Jun 1746), sister of JOHN CHADS. She was born Abt. 1704 in Marple Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania; and died Bet. 1746-1794 in Delaware.

More About ENOCH HOLLINGSWORTH and JOANNA CROWLEY:
Burial: Old Kennett Cemetery, Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA
Note: My maternal 6th great grandparents via marriage into the MOORE family.
Immigration: 1702-1725 England to the New World
Religion: Quaker AKA Society of Friends

A Little About The CROWLEY Name:
The sept of O'Crowley began as an offshoot of the MacDermots of Moylurg (Co Roscommon). Their ancestor was one O'Cruadhlaoich from which the name Crowley derives. It means Hard Hero. This branch settled near Dunmanway (Co Cork) and had a recognized chief living at Kilshallow. Many were professional soldiers. The O'Crowleys usually fought with the Mac Cartys. A large portion of the O'Crowley lands were forfeited to Richard Boyle, the First Earl Of Cork. The name is so connected with Co Cork that 75% of Crowley and O'Crowley births are registered in that county.

In form, Crowley is English, a habitation name from an Old English term meaning "wood of the crows", and no doubt some of those in Ireland bearing the name derive from English stock. However, the vast majority are of Gaelic Irish extraction, with Crowley an anglicisation of Ó Cruadhlaoich, from "cruadh" and "laoch", meaning "hardy" and "warrior". The Cruadhlaoch, from whom the family takes its name, lived in the mid-11th century and was, in fact, one of the MacDermots of Moylurg in Connacht, Diarmuid an Cruadhlaoch, a son of Conchubhar son of Diarmuid, a quo the Mac Diarmuida Ruaidh, MacDermott Roe. Some time later, probably in the late 13th century, descendants of an Ó Cruadhlaoch migrated from Connacht to Co Cork, where they settled in an area north of the Bandon river in the barony of East Carbery. A local tradition has it that they acquired their territory by marrying into the ruling family of the Coughlans, whom they then ousted. The townlands of Curraghcrowly East and West in this district record their presence.

In any event, while the original Connacht branch of the family declined, descendants of the Cork family prospered and multiplied, in part no doubt due to their well-deserved and formidable reputation as fighters. Their dispossession in the confiscations of the 17th century was almost total, since they were prominent on the losing sides in all the major conflicts of the period. The vast majority of Irish Crowleys today are connected to the Cork branch, and that county is still home to most of them. In 1890 there were 161 births of the name, 116 of these in Co Cork.
Source: Crowley Clan Name Origins

Child of ENOCH HOLLINGSWORTH and JOANNA CROWLEY is:
8. i. HANNAH HOLLINGSWORTH, b. Aug 16, 1727, Birmingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. Bet. Jan 22, 1761 - 1764, Maryland USA.

7. ELIZABETH "BETTY" HOLLINGSWORTH (SAMUEL5, VALENTINE4, HENRY3, ROBERT VALENTINE2, VALENTINE1) was born 1712 in Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA, and died Bet. 1753 - 1813 in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware USA. She married HENRY "OF MILL CREEK HUNDRED" GREENE Nov 01, 1734 in Centure Monthly Meeting House, Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA, son of THOMAS GREENE and SARAH SEARLE. He was born Nov 01, 1704 in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware Colony (now USA), and died Bet. 1762 - 1808 in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware USA.

More About ELIZABETH "BETTY" HOLLINGSWORTH:
Religion: Quaker, Society of Friends

Notes for HENRY "OF MILL CREEK HUNDRED" GREENE:
Henry Greene and his sons Joshua and Jesse Greene were members of the Friends Newark Meeting. Henry was disowned 11 March 1762 for not taking his friends advise to put out a woman(?). Joshua was disowned 16 May 1771 for absconding with property of confiscable value by his creditors, and Jesse, Sr. disowned 15 July 1779 for learning war as a soldier.

Marriage of Henery Greene and Betty Hollingsworth, daughter of Samuel Hollingsworth

Whereas Henery Greene of Mill Creek Hundred in the County of New Castle in the State of Delaware and Betty Hollingsworth , daughter of Samuel Hollingsworth of the Township of Birmingham, in the County of Chester in the province of Pensilvania having declared their intentions of marriage with each other before severall meetings of ye people called Quakers at Kenett in Chester County aforesaid and at Centure in the aforesaid County of NewCastle according to ye good order used amongst them and having consent of parents and relations concerned their said proposals of marriage was allowed of by to meetings #######

Now they are to certifie(sic) whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing their go' intentions of first day of ye eleventh month in the year of 1734, they the said Henery Green and Betty Hollingsworth appeared in a publik meeting of the said people at the Centure Meeting House in the County of NewCastle afforesaid did ye said Henery Green taking Betty Hollingsworth by the hand did in solemn manner openly declare that he took her the Said Betty Hollingsworth to be his wife promising with the Lord's assistance to be unto her a loving and faithfull husband until death should seperate (sic) them and then and there in at the assembly of ye said Betty Hollingsworth did in the like manner declare at she took the Henery Green to be her husband promising with the Lord's assistance to be unto him a faithful and loving wife untill death should seperate them.

And moreover they the said Henery Green and Betty Hollingsworth she according to the custom of marriage assuming the name of her husband as a further confirmation thereof did than and there those presents sett their hand. Henery Green, Betty Green.

And we being present at ye solemnization of ye said marriage and Subscription do as witnesses thereto allso subscribe our names of day and year above written.

Samuel Hollingsworth, Rebecah Noble, Robert Green, William Webb, Enoch Hollingsworth, Ann Hollingsworth, Edward Green, Joseph Bishop, George Robinson, Thos. Hollingsworth, Joseph. Robinson, Jno Taylor, Mary Green, Elizabeth Webb, Phebe Taylor, Rachel Green, Phebe Mendenhall, Jonneck Hollingsworth, Hannah Calvert, Ann Kirk, Mary Nicholas, Esther Willson, Ann Chandler, Hannah Carleton, Sarah Greave, Elizabeth Levis, Martha Chandler, Ruth Harlan, ___ Wood, Thos. Gregg, Sam. Gregg, Richard Gregg, Joseph Gregg, Vallentin Robinson, John Gregg, George Gregg, Joseph Maddock, Elizabeth Pryor, Hannah Hoth, Mary Chandler, Hester Maddock, Elizabeth Reed, Hannah Gregg, Rebecah Gregg, Margery Baker, Sam Greave, William Levis, Joseph Brinton, Christopher Willson, Thomas Chandler, John Hoald, Thomas Carleton, Jacob Chandler, Benj. Reed, Joseph Underwood, Nathan Madock, John Dixon.
REF: Swarthmore College 6-7-98 Roll 265, p. 76
SOURCE: Nancy Jennings.

Children of ELIZABETH HOLLINGSWORTH and HENRY GREENE are:
i. JOSHUA GREENE, b. Aug 04, 1744, Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware USA; d. 1799, Washington County, Tennessee; m. SUSANNA JORDAN, May 24, 1769, Newark Meeting House, New Castle County, Delaware USA; b. Dec 25, 1749, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA; d. 1799, Washington County, Tennessee.

Notes for JOSHUA GREENE and SUSANNA JORDAN:
They were Quakers AKA Society of Friends.
A marriage record for a Joshua Green and Susanna Jordan was found in New Castle Co., Delaware, p. 254 in index. New Castle Co., Delaware Quaker marriage book for Newark/Kennett Monthly Meeting records. The marriage record matches the one found in family records of Washington Co., Tennessee.
SOURCE: "Descendants of Joshua Greene" by Norma F. Jennings (copyright) URL: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~jennings/manuscript/jgreene.htm

9. ii. JESSE "R. S." GREENE, b. Jun 14, 1753, Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware Colony (now USA); d. Aug 26, 1831, Knox County, Tennessee.

Generation No. 7


8. HANNAH HOLLINGSWORTH (ENOCH6, SAMUEL5, VALENTINE4, HENRY3, ROBERT VALENTINE2, VALENTINE1) was born Aug 16, 1727 in Birmingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and died Bet. Jan 22, 1761 - 1764 in Maryland USA. She married JOHN MOORE, I Apr 13, 1749 in Gunpowder Meeting House, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA, son of DAVID MOORE and MARY WILKISSON. He was born 1718 in Ballymacree, County Antrim, IRELAND, and died 1784 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia USA.

More About JOHN MOORE and HANNAH HOLLINGSWORTH:
JOHN MOORE, I and HANNAH HOLLINGSWORTH are my biological maternal 5th great-grandparents. They practiced the Quaker religion.

Children of HANNAH HOLLINGSWORTH and JOHN MOORE are:
i. DAVID MOORE, b. Jan 27, 1750, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA; d. Abt. 1832, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA; m. MARTHA SHARPLESS, Nov 17, 1791, West Grove, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA; b. Oct 19, 1772, New London, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA; d. Oct 08, 1870, Upper Oxford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA. Burial: Abt. 1832, Friends Burying Cemetery, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA.
ii. JOANNA MOORE, b. Jul 09, 1751, Chester County, PA; d. Bet. 1751 - 1761, Chester County, PA - died young. Burial: Bet. 1751 - 1761, Friends Burying Cemetery, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA.
iii. MOSES MOORE, b. Abt. 1752, Chester County, PA; d. Unknown. Note: Questionable lineage, per "Clan O'More" researcher.
iv. ENOCH MOORE, b. May 22, 1753, Russell County, Virginia; d. Mar 14, 1822, Russell (nka Wise) County, VA; m. MARY WHITLEY, Mar 23, 1786, Washington County, VA; b. 1763; d. Abt. 1813, Russell (nka Wise) County, VA.
v. JOHN "R. S." MOORE, II, b. Dec 11, 1755, Pitt County, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1806 - 1855, Saint George Parish (nka Burke County), Georgia; m. WINNIE HARDEMAN, Abt. 1760, North Carolina or South Carolina; b. Jul 21, 1754, Beaufort District, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1807 - 1854, Pitt or Wayne County, North Carolina or Saint George Parish (nka Burke County), Georgia. Notes: JOHN MOORE, II and WINNIE HARDEMAN were my biological maternal 4th great-grandparents.
vi. JEHU MOORE, b. Oct 08, 1757, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland; d. Dec 11, 1841, Pipe Creek, Carroll County, Maryland; m. HANNAH HIBBERD, Mar 23, 1796, Pipe Creek Friends Meeting, Carroll County, Maryland; b. Mar 26, 1768, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. May 02, 1863, Pipe Creek, Carroll County, Maryland.
vii. SAMUEL MOORE, b. Abt. 1758, Beaufort District, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1780 - 1860, Georgia; m. SARAH HARDEMAN, 1776, South Carolina; b. Jul 11, 1762, Beaufort District, South Carolina; d. Deceased, Georgia.
viii. MARY MOORE, b. May 22, 1759, South Carolina or Maryland USA; d. Unknown; m. MAHLON STEVENSON, USA; b. Abt. 1757; d. Unknown.
ix. ALEXANDER MOORE, b. Abt. 1760, Maryland USA; d. Unknown.
x. ABIGAIL MOORE, b. Jan 22, 1761, Maryland USA; d. Unknown, possibly CANADA; m. [--?--] STEVENSON, USA or CANADA; b. Bet. 1700 - 1770; d. Unknown, possibly CANADA.

9. JESSE "R. S." GREENE (ELIZABETH "BETTY"6 HOLLINGSWORTH, SAMUEL5, VALENTINE4, HENRY3, ROBERT VALENTINE2, VALENTINE1) was born Jun 14, 1753 in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware Colony (now USA), and died Aug 26, 1831 in Knox County, Tennessee. He married ISABELLA GIBSON 1781 in Watauga Territory, North Carolina. She was born Sep 1761 in Pennsylvania USA, and died Nov 20, 1849 in Knox County, Tennessee. Burial: Forest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.

More About ISABELLA GIBSON:
Parents Information: daughter of JAMES GIBSON and ANN HOUSTON

Children of JESSE GREENE and ISABELLA GIBSON are:
i. HANNAH "ANNA" GREENE, b. Abt. 1782, Watauga County, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1845 - 1885, Illinois; m. MICHAEL F. SWISHER, Apr 1802, Knox County, Tennessee; b. Bet. 1736 - 1786; d. Aug 01, 1845, Hamilton County, Tennessee. More About MICHAEL F. SWISHER: Military service: 1812, Michael Swisher served in the War of 1812.
ii. SUSANNAH GREENE, b. Abt. 1784, Knox County, Tennessee; d. Unknown, USA.
iii. ELIZABETH H. GREENE, b. May 05, 1786, Knox County, Tennessee; d. Apr 24, 1868, Knox County, Tennessee; m. SAMUEL BOWMAN, Bet. 1799 - 1822, Knox County, Tennessee; b. Jun 08, 1783, Shenandoah County, Virginia; d. Jun 19, 1874, Knox County, Tennessee. Burial: Forest Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.
iv. SAMUEL "REV." GREENE, b. Abt. 1789, French Broad River, Knox County, Tennessee; d. Sep 16, 1856, Hamilton County, Tennessee; m. MARTHA "PATSY" FERGUSON, Oct 04, 1819, Knox County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1790; d. Abt. 1858, Hamilton County, Tennessee. More About SAMUEL "REV." GREENE: Military service: 1812, Served in Capt. Samuel Bowman's Company of Mounted Infantry in the War of 1812.
v. JESSE GREENE, b. Nov 29, 1791, Winton near Dandridge, Knox County, Tennessee; d. Apr 18, 1847, Henry County, Missouri; m. MARY TODD, Jun 21, 1839, Knox County, Tennessee USA; b. Dec 11, 1812, County Bristol, ENGLAND; d. Abt. Oct 25, 1905, Henry County, Missouri USA.
vi. MARY GREENE, b. Sep 25, 1794, Knox County, Tennessee; d. Unknown, USA.
vii. JAMES HENRY GREENE, b. Jan 12, 1804, French Broad River, Knox County, Tennessee; d. Apr 14, 1870, Knox County, Tennessee; m. ANNA PATTERSON, Abt. 1828, North / South Carolina or Tennessee; b. May 22, 1799, North Carolina; d. Aug 07, 1880, Knox County, Tennessee. Burial: Seven Islands Cemetary, Knox County, Tennessee.




And that is my connection to the Hollingsworth family of England, Ireland and the New World.
Happy Researching Y'all!
Pamela
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Sources and Links to other Hollingsworth Family Pages

1. Nancy Jennings at Rootsweb.
2. FamilySearch.Org Submission Search: 1391444-0614102165747
3. Carolyn Lee Elmore, Worldconnect ID "celi845"
4. Charlie & Susie Valentine Rathbun
5. Publication: Ancestors and Descendants of the James Family, The Hollingsworth Family And Collateral Lines of Atkinson And Ree. Written in 1996 by Ernest C. James, PE, 3009 Leta Lane, Sacramento, CA 95821 ~ On-Line at Family History Archives, Digital Collections, Ancestors and Descendants of the James Family The Hollingsworth Family And Collateral Lines of Atkinson and Ree
6. Descendants of Henry Hollingsworth (born 1598), father of Valentine Sr. and the County Wexford - Wicklow families. Prepared by: Tom Hollingsworth, P.O. Box 1934, Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805 Telephone: 208-267-2627.
7. Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. by Earl Lindsay Darrah, 5106 Rolling Hill Court, Tampa, FL 33617 United States 813-987-2159.
8. The family of Samuel Hollingsworth, Jr. & Wife Barbara Shewin of Chester Co, Pennsylvania by Sadie Greening Sparks.
9. HOLLING(S)WORTH Surname DNA Research Project
10. Harlan Family Tours
11. New Castle Co., Delaware, Quaker marriage book for Newark/Kennett Monthly Meeting records index only 1690 to 1750
12. Publication: "Our Kindred: The McFarlan and Stern Families of Chester County, Pa.", By Cyrus Stern, Lizzie M. Marshall, 1885, page 59
13. Hollingsworth Family Coat of Arms ~ by Donna Hollingsworth Hocking
14. Hollingworth Family ~ Wikipedia
15. Rootsdigger ~ Parisho Family ~ 200 Surnames & Many Quaker Lines: The Hollingsworth Line




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