Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Wee Bit of Irish

Those of us who descend from the Baldwin family have a wee bit of Irish in us. Our Lindley and Hadley families lived in Ireland in the late 1600's and early 1700's.
The Lindley and Hadley Families were our Irish Quaker Ancestors. Information about them can be found in a book called, "Immigration of the Irish Quakers Into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750" by Albert Cook Myers, M.L., Swarthmore, 1902. (Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.)

Below is the information on our ancestor Simon Hadley from page 340.

And here is the page of information on James Lindley, page 336.

Below is a part of a letter written by one of our early relatives, Robert Parke, to his sister back in Ireland. (We are related to the Parke family through the above Eleanor Parke Lindley, wife of James Lindley.)
Chester Township
10th Month 1725
Dear Sister Mary Valentine,
...There is not one of the family but what likes the country very well and wod If we were in Ireland again come here Directly it being the best country for working folk & tradesmen of any in the world, but for Drunkards and Idlers, they cannot live well any where, it is likewise an Extradin healthy country...
Unkle James Lindly & family is well & Thrives exceedingly, he has 11 children & 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.

To see where these families fit into the familytrees, go to the Ancestry of Jess William Baldwin database on RootsWeb. The link is at the top of the blog on the right hand side. Click on the red Ancestry of Jess William Baldwin.

1 comment:

Dwight B. Lindley said...

Very Interesting...