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Deceased
(Bef 1626-)
Deceased
LINDLEY, James*
(1641-1714)
WALSMITH, Alice*
(1644-1691)
LINDLEY, James*
(1681-1726)

 

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Spouses/Children:
PARKE, Eleanor*

LINDLEY, James* 334,1042,1044,1046,1047,1050,1051,1708,1709,1710

  • Born: 16 Apr 1681, Ballinclash, County Wicklow, Ireland 1112
  • Marriage: PARKE, Eleanor* on 14 Apr 1705 in Kilconner, County Carlow, Ireland 1112
  • Died: 13 Oct 1726, New Garden, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony 1112
  • Buried: 15 Oct 1726, New Garden, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony
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bullet  Death Notes:

Note that James died rather early at age 45, and his 11 year old son William died just 13 days later. Perhaps there was a common sickness that struck both (idea suggested by Les Lindley of Fresno in e-mail in 2000).

Deathdate 10m-13-1726 from New Garden Mtg records.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Burial date 10m-15-1726 and place from New Garden Mtg records.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence, Abt 1712, County Carlow, Ireland. 1711 8-3-1713 James Lindley received on certificate from Carlow MM, Ireland (records of Kennett MM, PA).

2. Emigration, 1713, Ireland. 1711 8-3-1713 James Lindley received on certificate from Carlow MM, Ireland (records of Kennett MM, PA).

3. Emigration, 1713, Ireland. 1712 8-3-1713. "James Lindley brings to this meeting a Certificate from ye monthly meeting of Carlow in ye Kingdom of Ireland of his Life & conversation wch is here read & accepted." (Newark [now Kennett] Meeting Records).

4. Property, 1713, New Garden Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1713 Came to PA from Ireland in 1713, received a grant of 200 acres at 20 pounds per hundred acres, or about a dollar per acre according to modern computation. The land was originally given to William Penn, Jr., in 1706, as part of a tract of 14,500 acres known as the Manor of Steyning. The part of the Manor that was settled by Irish Friends was called New Garden in remembrance of New Garden Meeting in County Carlow, Ireland. A chart of the New Garden Township showing who owned which areas is on page 132 of Myer's Immigration of the Irish Quakers. Lindley's portion is identified as lying north of the Toughkenamon Hill. He was taxed 4s. 6d. in 1715.

5. Appearance in Document, 22 Mar 1718, Nottingham Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1709 James Lindley was a witness at the wedding of Joseph Jones and Patience Baels.

6. Appearance in Document, 25 Dec 1718, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1046 James Lindley was a witness at the wedding of Thomas Jackson and Mary Willy.

7. Appearance in Document, 20 Aug 1720, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1046 James Lindley was a witness at the wedding of John Todd and Margrett Cane.

8. Appearance in Document, 20 Apr 1721, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1047 James Lindley was witness at wedding of Benjamine Fred and Deborah Hadley.

9. Appearance in Document, 20 Apr 1721, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1048 James Lindley was witness at wedding of James Miller and Rachell Freed.

10. Appearance in Document, 5 Oct 1722, Marlborough Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1708 James Lindley was a witness at the wedding of Robert Lambourn and Sarah Swaine.

11. Story, 1721. 1712 James Lindley is mentioned as one of the subscribers to Sewel's History of the Society of Friends, a large folio work.

12. Appearance in Document, 24 Mar 1722, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1049 Jas. Lindly is a witness at the marriage of James Miller and Ann Cain.

13. Property, 1722, London Grove, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1714 James Lindley purchased 400 acres in London Grove in 1722, in the deed for which he is styled blacksmith (citing History of Chester County, p637). He was taxed 19s on this land in 1724.

14. Occupation: Blacksmith, 1722, London Grove Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1714 James Lindley is identified as a blacksmith in a deed for 400 acres in London Grove.

15. Appearance in Document, 23 Jan 1723, Nottingham Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1710 James Lindley is a witness at marriage of William Renolds and Mary Browne.

16. Occupation: Constable, 1723, London Grove Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1715 James Lindley became the first constable of London Grove township.

17. Appearance in Document, 21 Mar 1724, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1050 James Lindley was a witness at the wedding of John Walter and Martha Musgrove.

18. Appearance in Document, 25 Apr 1724, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 334 James Lindley was a witness at the wedding of John Hutton and Sarah Lightfoot.

19. Story, 1724, London Grove Twp, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1716 Of the 42 taxable persons in London Grove in 1724 there were ten Irish Friends. Of these ten, James Lindley was the highest taxpayer of the ten.

20. Appearance in Document, 24 Apr 1725, Nottingham Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1051 James Lindley was a witness at the wedding of John Thomson and Jane Davis.

21. Appearance in Document, 24 Apr 1725, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1051 James Lindley was witness at the wedding of Andrew Moore and Rachell Holliday.

22. Appearance in Document, 2 Jul 1725, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1042 James Lindley was a witness at the wedding of Joshua Hadley and Mary Rowland.

23. Story, 1725. 1717 Quote from Robert Parke's (1694/5-1736/7) letter to his sister Mary Valentine in 1725 - "Unkle James Lindly & family is well & Thrives exceedingly, he has 11 children & Reaped last harvest about 800 bushels of wheat, he has a thousand acres of Land, A fine Estate."

24. Probate, 23 Oct 1726, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1718 The inventory of James Lindley's property as recorded in "Papers No. 229, Register's Office, West Chester, Pa.", includes "Purs and apparell; 7 Beds and Furniture thereto belonging; 1 Chest of Drawers 2 Chests 2 Boxes and 1 Looking glass; 4 Table Cloaths 13 Sheets and 1 Warming pan; 2 Pieces of Stuff and 1 Sett of New Curtains; fflax, 1 hackle, Chains, Salt box, Iron pots & Candle sticks; 2 mens Saddles 2 weomans Sadles 1 Pillion & 2 Bridles; Wool Cards, Sole Leather, Pewter, Brass Tin, & wooden ware; to Baggs, Mault, Indian Corn, Salt, Wheels, & a half Bushell; Irons in the Kitchen, Coopers ware & Earthen ware &c; Dressed Skin, Books Iron, Steel 2 whip saws & 1 Cross; Carpenters Tools, Pincers, Hows, Plows, Harrows & Ox Chains; Grinding Stones, Coles, Bells, Shovells, and forks &c; A Cart with the Geers and Chains, hooks, and hors Shoes; Oak Boards, Scantling, 3 Guns & Bullet Moulds; Grubing Axes, Well Chain, Wolf Trap, falling axes &c; Sickles, Sythes and Doe Trough; Corn in the Barn, and Corn in the Mill; Corn in the Ground, and Hay in the Meadow; 16 horses, Mares and Colts; 27 Cows, Oxen and Young Cattle; 10 Sheep and Swine; Smiths Tools in the Shop; one Servant Man; 5 Bonds and one Bill; Book Debts; Plantation and Improvements. (Total value 1115.9s.8d.)"

The bells mentioned were no doubt those attached to cattle and sheep in order to trace the animals in their wanderings through the woods. The funeral expenses as shown by the accounts filed by his executors were 4.10s and a coffin for 1.8s.

25. Will: Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. His will is recorded in Chester Co, Pa.

26. Religion: Quaker.


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James* married Eleanor* PARKE, daughter of Robert* PARKE and Margery* UNKNOWN, on 14 Apr 1705 in Kilconner, County Carlow, Ireland.1112 (Eleanor* PARKE was born on 2 Jan 1684 in Ballyredmond, County Carlow, Ireland 1101 and died after 15 Feb 1741 1056.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Notice: County Carlow, Ireland. 1101 Elinor Parke, dau of Robert and Mary Parke, married James Lindley (Register of Births and Burials of Carlow Meeting, Ireland).




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