Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Hugh Kinsey

Male Bef 1610 - Aft 1667  (> 58 years)

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  • Name Hugh Kinsey 
    Birth Bef 1610 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 6 May 1667  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - will written Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40532  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

     1. Sarah Kinsey,   b. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Dec 1676, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 46 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Mary Kinsey,   b. Abt 1645, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef Feb 1677, Patapsco, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 32 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Elizabeth Kinsey,   b. Abt 1651, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Feb 1715, Cliffs, Calvert County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 64 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F21314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Kinsey, Hugh, Anne Arundel County, 6th May, 1667; -- -- --
      To grandson Paull Kinsey, "Walnutt Neck."
      To Sara Clarke, grandchildren Hancock Ball and Margaret Kinsey, and Charles Gorsuch, personalty.
      To wife Margaret, residue of estate, real and personal.
      To young. dau. Eliza: Kinsey and hrs., said estate at death of wife afsd.
      In event of death of said Eliza: without hrs., estate to pass to Mary Humphreys, at whose death, sd. estate to be divided among rest of testator's children, equally.
      Test: Wm. Hare, John Malom. 1. 291.
      James Hughes 2006-09-26 14:40:14
      Hugh KINSEY
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      Beverly Fleet. 1988. "Lancaster County Record Book No. 2, 1654-1666." Page 99-168 in Virginia Colonial Abstracts. Vol. 1. Genealogical Publ. County, Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-187). On : Page 129 p.185. Henry Clarke of Wicocomoco in the County of Northumberland in Virginia acknowledges receipt from Isaac Foxcroft, mercht., several bills of sale and accounts... [These bills and accounts are enumerated, but are of no genealogical interest.]Signed Hen Clarke. Wit: Willm Ball, Hugh Kinsey. Recorded 27th April 1659.
      p. 138 p.229. John Fish Citizen and fletcher of London, gives power of atty to Edmons Farow of London, mariner, to collect debts from Hugh Kinsey of Rapa. in Virginia, planter, and from others. Dated 18th Sept. 1660. Signed John Fish. Wit: Rich Donley, John Fisher, John Neenee, Will Bayley, Anth Cheeke. Recorded 12th March 1661/2.
      p. 139 p.237. 21st May 1662. Hugh Kinsey of Lanc., planter, mortagages to John Fish of London, Fletcher, plantation "whereon the sd Hugh Kinsey now liveth," 500 acres for 33 pounds six shillings to be paid 20th Jan. next. Signed Hugh Kinsey. Wit: Miles Riley, Edward Dale. Recognit 9 July 1662. Rec 1 Aug. 1662.
      p. 154 p.322. Hugh Kinsey sells John ffish of London, ffletcher, 500 acres for L 33.6.8 Sterl. to be paid 25th of Jan. following. Dated 24th May 1662. Signed Hugh Kinsey. Wit: Myles Ryley, Edward Dale. Rec. 1st Aug. 1662 [sic].
      [The transcriber wrote "sic" for the recording date because this record was sandwiched between records recorded in 1665.]
      p.323. John ffish citizen and ffletcher of London. "whereas my attorney Edmond ffaroe of Wapping in the County of Middx marriner and Will Neasum of Virginia planter did by authority by me granted sell to Will Capell citizen and cooper of London one plantation situate in Lancashire in the sd County of Virginia wch was mortgaged and forfeited unto me by one Hugh Kensey of Virga afsd planter" Dated 29th Jun 1663. Signed Jo Fish. Wit: Robt Casby, Hen Clerke, Sam Griffin. Rec. 1st Aug. 1665.

      John Hall Pleasants. 1916-21. "The Gorsuch and Lovelace Families." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, numerous articles, which were republished in 1981 as Page 226-546 in Vol. III of Genealogies of Virginia Families by Genealogical Publ. County, Baltimore, MD (issued 1996 as Broderbund CD-162). Page 245 The record of the establishment of this little colony, stretched along the north shore of the Patapsco and made up of various members of the Gorsuch family, would appear to begin with an entry in the Maryland Land Office records which reads "July 16, 1659, Warrants granted the undersigned conditionally that they enter Rights and seat their land between this and the 25th of March next: Thomas Powell 700 acres; Walter Kickinson 600 acres; Robert Gorsuch 300 acres; Richard Gorsuch 300 acres; Howell Powell 300 acres; William Ball 500 acres; William Clapman jur. [sic jnr.] 500 acres; Richard Ball 500 acres; Thos. Humphry 600 acres; Hugh Kensey 400 acres" (Md. Patents Vol. IV, fol. 54).
      Most of these names occur soon after in the Quaker records of the province, so that is seems quite probable that they were a little group of Quaker colonists who had come up from Virginia to take up the recently opened lands on the Patapsco in Baltimore County, which appears to have been erected into a county this same year. The Gorsuches, Powells, Claphams, Dickensons, Balls, Kinseys (Kenseys) and Humphreys are known to have come from Lancaster County, while the Todds, who came a year or two later, were from Gloucester. That the conditions in regard to entering their rights and seating their lands were complied with by the warrantees is shown by the subsequent entries in the records of the Land Office of certificates of survey and, finally, by the issuance of patents to all whose names appear in the warrant of 1659. July 28, 1659, a tract of 500 acres called "Gorsuch" was surveyed for Robert Gorsuch, planter, on the north side of the Patapsco river "respecting" (i.e., opposite) the land of Hugh Kensey on the south side of the river (Md. Patents, Vol. IV, fol. 228)...
      p. 246 ...Charles Gorsuch, August 3, 1661, had surveyed for him "Whetstone Point," 50 acres comprising that part of the present city of Baltimore now occupied in part by Fort McHenry... William Ball and Richard Ball, each of whom received warrants for 500 acres of land under the warrant of 1659 and became settlers on the Patapsco, have been shown by Dr. Christopher Johnston to be the sons of Colonel William Ball of Lancaster County, the progenitor of the distinguished Virginia family of that name (Virginia Mag. Vol. VII Page 440 and Vol. VIII Page 80)*. Hugh Kinsey and Thomas Humphrey have been shown by Mr. Miles White, in his Ancestry of Johns Hopkins, to have also come from Lancaster County (Publications Southern Historical Association, Vols. IV, Page 395 and V, Page 360)...
      ...many if not all of these first actual settlers [those named in the Warrant of 1659] were probably a group of friends who came up together from Lancaster County and that the probable motive of their migration was religious persecution, as most of them are known to have been Quakers, and it was at this time that Virginia began to put into full effect the various repressive measures against the numerous recent converts to this sect in order to drive them out of that colony.

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      *Genealogies of Virginia Families (Genealogical Publishing County, Inc., 1981), Vol. I, 23-27.
      p. 387 ...He [Charles Gorsuch] probably became a convert to Quakerism before leaving Virginia and was one of the group who removed from there to the Patapsco in 1659 to avoid religious persecution... There are a few chance references to him in several early wills. Hugh Kinsey [Kensey] of Anne Arundel County in his will dated May 2nd, 1667, leaves his sac cup to Charles Gorsuch and his heirs (Annap. Test. Proc. 2: 188)...
      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 325
      MR. HUGH KINSEY, 100 acs. Lancaster Co., 8 Oct. 1655, Page 14, (22). On N. side of Rappa. Riv. & N. E. side of Corotoman Riv., on Wwd. side of a devdt. of 400 acrs. whereon sd. Kinsey now liveth, being half of a patent of 800 acs. granted to Jno. Mungor. Trans. of 2 pers: Paule Kinsey, Hugh Kinsey.

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