KINSEY, David*


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UNKNOWN, Magdalen*

KINSEY, David*

  • Born: Wales
  • Marriage: UNKNOWN, Magdalen* about 1683 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony
  • Died: 7 Jul 1687, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony
  • Buried: Haverford Burying Ground, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence, 26 Jun 1682, Bristol, England. 146 David Kinsey arrived in Philadelphia with a certificate from the Friend's Meeting at Bristol dated 26-6m-1682. The certificate does not name a wife.

Immigration, 1682, Pennsylvania Colony. 147 David Kinsey, with wife Magdalen, son John, and son Edmund, was passenger on William Penn's 23 ships.

Property: 100 acres, 19 Jun 1682, Pennsylvania Colony. 148 David Kinsey, of the Parish of Nantmeal, County of Radnor, Wales [Radnorshire is in east central Wales], carpenter, by deed of Lease and Release, from Richard Davies of Welsh Poole in the County of Montgomery dated June 19th & 20th, 1682, purchased "the full quantity of One Hundred acres of land. The said one hundred acres to be allotted and sett out in such places or parts of the Province of Pensilvania in such manner and such time or times as by certain concessions & constitutions bearing date the eleventh day of July last past, syned sealed by & between Wm Penn of Worminghurst of the one part & the sd Richard Davies & other purchasers of land within the Province of Pensilvania." This deed is recorded at Philadelphia in Deed Book G, Vol 2, pages 84 & 85.

Story: Haverford Mtg founded, 1683, Haverford Mtg, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Colony.

Property: 300 acres: Radnor Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony. 148 From the records of the Board of Property we learn that a tract of 300 acres was laid out to David Kinsey in Radnor Township in the Welsh Tract, and in right thereof the Town Lot to which he was entitled was laid out on Chestnut Street, a part of the present site of Independence Hall. From the minutes of the Board of Property we learn that the 300 acre tract in Radnor was never patented to David Kinsey, but was conveyed [upon David's death?] in several different parts by Magdalen Kinsey and her son John to different parties, to whom patents were issued.

Residence: Radnor Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony. (posted at

The Incompleted Burial Records of Merion Meeting Grave-yard 1682-1848, as compiled by Margaret B. Harvey, A.M. distinguished Genealogist and Writer, born 1855 died 1912. Transcribed from Miss Harvey's Original Records in the year 1982, Indexed 1983.

The name of David Kinsey appears on Dr. George Smith's "Map of Early Settlelments in Delaware County". David Kinsey is located in Radnor, on branches of Darby Creek, near the "street Road".

Story, 1687. 149,150 David Kinsey came in the "Lyon" in 1687 with a certificate of removal from the Bristol, England, Quaker Meeting, dated 1682, to Philadelphia; owned 300 acres at Radnor, and a town lot, now a part of Independence Square, Philadelphia; married ca 1680, Maudlin ----.

[Some of this does not match other records, which show David Kinsey arriving in 1682]

Story: Burial, 7 Jul 1687, Haverford Burying Ground, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. 151 David Kinsey was a member of the Society of Friends and was affiliated with the monthly meeting known at different periods as Radnor, Haverford and Merion Monthly Meeting, and on the records of this Monthly Meeting, there is a list of "Burials at Burying Place of Haverford West Side of Scoolkill" and on the list is this record -- "David Kinsey Buried ye 7th day of the 7th mo 1687."

Probate, 16 Nov 1689, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States. 151 On the 16th day of November 1689 letters of administration were granted by the Register General at Philadelphia to Magdalen Kinsey, relict and widow of David Kinsey late of ye township of Radnor in the County of Philadelphia, Yeoman, deceased on the estate of her said husband (Admrn Docket A page 98).

Appearance in Document, 4 Aug 1703, Radnor Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony. 152 1703-8m-4. Minutes of the Board of Property report "It haveing been made appear that Tho. Jno. Evan, Sen'r, of Radnor, really Paid for his 250 a's, On which, with 50 a's more, he held a Resurvey, Ord'd 24, 9 mo. last, and haveing cleared the Quitt Rents of his Other 50 a s to the 1 mo., 1702, Craves a Patent On the return of his Warrant, being 340 acres, On Com'on Rent, and agrees to Pay 5 10s for Reduceing the Rents of the said 50 a's, and 3 6s 8d for the 10 acres Overplus, which is Granted, The title of the 50 a's as follows: David Kinsey, by Warrant dated [blank], took up 300 a's in Radnor On Rent, who deceasing, his widow, Magdalen, and Heir, Jno. Kinsey, by Deed dat 14, 9ber, '90, sold the Same to James James, of Radnor, Yeoman, who by Deed dat 8, 4 mo., '95, sold 50 thereof to said Thomas Jno. Evan."

Occupation: Carpenter.

Religion: Quaker.


David* married Magdalen* UNKNOWN about 1683 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony. (Magdalen* UNKNOWN died before 25 Apr 1715.)

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