- Born: Bef 1682
- Marriage: OGBORN, Sarah* in 1708 in Woodbridge, New Jersey Colony
- Died: 21 Dec 1759, Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colony
Noted events in his life were:
• Immigration, 1682, Pennsylvania Colony. 147 David Kinsey, with wife Magdalen, son John, and son Edmund, was passenger on William Penn's 23 ships.
• Property, 14 Apr 1703, New Castle County, Delaware Colony. 153 1703-4m-14. Minutes of Board of Property report "Howel James Produces a return of 1,040 acres laid out in the County of Newcastle to himself, in Pursuance of the General Warrant for 30,000 acres there (40 to be allowed in Measure if the Prop'ry Please, Otherwise not), w'ch said Land R'd Davies and Da'd Evan have by their Deed, dat. 27th June, 1702, assigned to the said Howel James. Also Produces a return of 315 acres Surveyed in the said Place to Edm'd Kinsey, assigned by the s'd Richard Davies and David Evan, On both which Patents are requested. Granted, they giveing good Security for the Money."
• Residence, 1715, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colony. 154 Edmund and Sarah Kinsey moved to Bucks Co, PA, 1715. Edmund was a Quaker minister for 40 years.
• Appearance in Document, 15 Feb 1715, Woodbridge Mtg, Middlesex County, New Jersey Colony. 155 1715, 2mo, 15. At a monthly meeting, at Woodbridge, Jane Fitzrandolph requested a certificate of removal for herself, her son-in-law, Edmond Kinsey, and his wife, to Falls Monthly Meeting.
• Residence, 19 Mar 1715, Falls Mtg, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colony. 156 19-3m-1715. Edmond Kinsey, wife, and Jane Fitzrandolph his mother-in-law, certificate from Woodbridge in East Jersey.
• Residence, 5 Aug 1715, Falls Mtg, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colony. 157 5-8m-1715. Certificate from Friends in Woodbridge for Edmund Kinsey and his wife and mother-in-law, read and approved.
• Residence, 5 Aug 1715, Falls Mtg, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colony. 158 Edmund Kinsey and wife and mother-in-law, Jane Fitzrandolph, received on certificate from Woodbridge MM, East Jersey, dated 19 Mar 1715, on 5 Aug 1715.
• Appearance in Document, 1722, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colony. 159 Edmund Kinsey taxed £30/6/3 in Buckingham Twp.
• Will, 22 Jun 1758, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colony. 160 Will of Edmund Kinsey of Buckingham written 22-6m-1758. Yeoman. Codacil 26 Nov 1758. Wife Sarah. Son Benjamin and Brother-in-law Joseph Hamlon of Wrightstown, Exrs. Sons Samuel, Benjamin, David, Joseph. Mary and Jonathan children of deceased son Jonathan. Daughters Mary Fell, Elizabeth Smith, and Sarah Smith. Daughter-in-law Jemima widow of Jonathan.
• Probate, 31 Jan 1760, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colony. 160 Will of Edmund Kinsey of Buckingham proved.
• Story: Biographical Sketch. 161 From a biographical sketch of Edmund Kinsey: Edmund Kinsey was born in Philadelphia, in the year 1683. He was educated as a member of the religious Society of Friends ; but in youth was very lively and volatile, exceeding the limits of that innocent cheerfulness which is compatible with the Truth. After a time it pleased the Lord more eminently to favour him with the visitations of his holy Spirit, to which he gave heed; and becoming acquainted therewith, he walked thereafter in a good degree conformable thereto. The testimony of the spirit of Truth is not against innocent cheerfulness, yet Edmund Kinsey found his past levity of mind brought under condemnation, and instead thereof, he was brought into great stability of conduct, and true gravity. He was early in life brought into the ministry of the gospel, which he exercised to the strengthening and confirming of the weak in the faith, and to the comfort of the churches whither he was led by his divine Master, in the exercise of his gift.
Early in life he removed, probably with his father, to the neighbourhood of Rahway, within the limits of Woodbridge Monthly Meeting, where he married. In the year 1715, he, with his family, settled at Buckingham, then in the limits of Fallsington Monthly Meeting, Bucks county. In the year 1720, Buckingham Monthly Meeting was established, and Edmund was very serviceable therein. His memorial speaks of his usefulness whilst that meeting was small, "by his diligent attendance, humble waiting, lively example, and frequent ministry with life, to the refreshing and encouragement of the little flock. Though his understanding, as a man, was not very extensive, yet that was abundantly supplied by his meek, innocent, loving deportment to all people. He was a very diligent frequenter of religious meetings near home, a good example in his family, being a kind husband, a tender, careful father, very loving and respectful to Friends."
Towards the close of his life, he suffered much pain of body, which he bore with great patience and resignation, frequently expressing that his dependence was on the Lord, the great Physician of Value. At one time, he said " he was travelling towards the city of Rest, whose builder and maker is God."
He departed this life Twelfth month 24th, 1759, in great peace of mind, aud with good will to all men. He left a good savour behind him. He was seventy-six years of age, and had been a minister upwards of forty years.
• Story. 146 Howell James appeared at Newark (now Kennett) Monthly Meeting on 5-4m-1708, and produced a letter from his wife's son, Edmund Kinsey, requesting a certificate of this Meeting of his clearness relating to marriage. At the succeeding meeting a certificate was granted for said Edmund Kinsey to the Meeting at Woodbridge, New Jersey, to marry Sarah Ogborn. This certificate, as it appears on the minutes of Kennett Meeting, appears to be one for marriage only, but seems to have been accepted by Woodbridge Meeting as a certificate of removal, as Edmund Kinsey and his wife continued to reside within the limits of Woodbridge Meeting until 1715, when they were granted a certificate of removal to Falls Monthly Meeting in Bucks County. This certificate included Edmund Kinsey and his wife, and Jane Fitzrandolph, his mother-in-law. Edmund Kinsey settled in Buckingham, purchasing 500 acres surrounding Buckingham Meeting House, which had been erected only a few years prior to his removal. He was one of the early and prominent ministers of that meeting and travelled considerably "in the service of the truth." He died at his residence in Buckingham 21-12m-1759, at the age of seventy-six years, having served forty years in the ministry. Edmund and Sarah (Ogborn) Kinsey had nine children, six sons and three daughters, all of whom married and raised families.
• Occupation: Quaker Minister.
• Religion: Quaker.
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Edmund Kinsey, b. 1683, second son of David and Magdalen Kinsey, married Sarah Ogburn on August 21, 1708. The records of Newark Monthly Meeting held at Center, May 3, 1708, show that Howell James (Edmund's stepfather) appeared and produced a letter from his wife's son, Edmund Kinsey, requesting certificate of this meeting of his clearness in relation to marriage, and at the following meeting a certificate was signed for Edmund Kinsey to Woodbridge Meeting in order for his marriage with Sarah Ogburn. The marriage took place at the house of Nathaniel Fitz-Randolph, stepfather of the bride. In 1715 the Woodbridge Monthly Meeting granted a certificate of removal to Falls Monthly Meeting in Bucks County, PA, to Edmund Kinsey, his wife, Sarah Ogburn Kinsey, and Jane Fitz-Randolph, his mother-in-law. Edmund settled in Buckingham Township, purchasing five hundred acres surrounding Buckingham Meeting House, which had been erected only a few years prior to his removal. He was a very earnest Quaker, and in the Falls Monthly Meeting of December, 1717, he received a minute of approval to the Meeting of Ministers and Elders. He was one of the early prominent ministers of Buckingham Meeting, and traveled considerably "in the service of the truth." He also established the first scythe and axe factory in Buckingham, in which a tilt hammer, run by water power was used. He died at the residence in Buckingham on December 21, 1759, having served forty years in the ministry. His wife, Sarah Ogburn Kinsey, survived him and died in her ninety-seventh year.
Jane and Samuel Ogburn, parents of Sarah Ogburn, Edmund Kinsey's wife, came from Scotland and settled in New Jersey. After the death of Samuel, Jane Ogburn married secondly, John Hampton, and thirdly, Nathaniel Fitz-Randolph, and after her removal to Bucks County with her daughter and son-in-law, she married fourth, Hugh Sharp. Her sons by John Hampton followed her to Bucks County, and their descendants are prominently identified with that county for several generations.
In a deed recorded at Trenton, in the West Jersey records, Liber B., part 2, page 705, there is a reference to "Lots lately in the tenure of Samuel Ogburn, first husband of Jane Hampton."
Son of David Kinsey, the immigrant, and his wife, Magdalen Kinsey, was born in 1683 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died 12-24-1759 in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He married 8-21-1708 at Woodbridge, New Jersey, Sarah Ogborn (No. 121), daughter of Samuel Ogborn and Jane (Curtis) Ogborn. She was born about 1691 and died aged 96 years (1787?).
Edmund Kinsey was the younger son of David Kinsey. After his father's death, his mother, Magdalen Kinsey, married Howell James and they lived at New Castle, now Delaware. In 1708, Howell James asked Newark, now Kennett Meeting, for a certificate for Edmund Kinsey's clearness to marriage. The marriage records state: "Ye Monthly Meeting at New Ark in ye County of New Castle, territory of Pennsylvania, having reported that the young man was clear from all women in their parts upon ye account of marriage and whilst among them did behave himself soberly." Date 5-3-1708. This was to Woodbridge Meeting in New Jersey. At the succeeding meeting, the certificate was granted and seemed to be accepted for removal as well as marriage.
Edmund Kinsey and his wife remained at Woodbridge until 1715, when they were granted a certificate of removal to Falls Monthly Meeting in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This certificate included Edmund Kinsey, his wife and Jane Fitz Randolph, his mother-in-law. He settled in Buckingham, purchasing 500 acres surrounding Buckingham Meeting House, which had been erected only a few years before. He was an early and prominent minister of that meeting and "travelled considerably in the service of truth."
He died at the age of 76, having served forty years in the ministry. A memorial of Edmund Kinsey is published in the Friend, Vol. 33, page 12.
Edmund and Sarah (Ogborn) Kinsey had nine children, six sons and three daughters:
1. Samuel (No. 60), b. 8-20-1710 at Woodbridge, N. J.; d. 12
mo. 1776; m. 8-2-1733, Elizabeth Crew (No. 61); she d.
2. David, b. 7-3-1712; d. Sept. 1765; m. 1st. 11-30-1734, Tamar
Fell, daughter of Joseph and Bridget (Willson) Fell; b. 1-25-1706;
d. between 1744-1750. David m. 2nd. 6-3-1751, Sarah
(Yardly) Canby, widow of Benjamin Canby, b. 7-13-1712.
3. Mary, b. 2-20-1714/5 at Woodbridge, N. J.; d. 12-29-1769;
m. 1-4-1735 Joseph Fell, son of Joseph Fell, the immigrant
and his first wife, Bridget (Willson) Fell. Joseph, b. 4-29-1701
in Cumberland, England; d. 2-22-1777.
4. Elizabeth, b. 7-23-1717; m. 10-1-1742, Thomas Smith, son of
Page 3. Edmund Kinsey of Buckingham, Yeoman. 6th mo., 22nd day, 1758.
Proved January 31, 1760.
Codicil November 26, 1758. Wife Sarah. Son Benjamin and Bro-in-law
Joseph Hamton of Wrightstown, exrs. Sons Samuel, Benjamin, David,
Joseph and Mary and Jonathan, children of December'd. son Jonathan.
Daus. Mary Fell, Elizabeth Smith, and Sarah Smith, and Dau-in-law
Jemima, widow of Jonathan. Wit: Wm. Hough, Andrew Ellicott, Samuel
Kinsey Taylor, Samuel Kinsey.
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Edmund Kinsey, son of David and Magdalen, b. 1683 at Philadelphia; d. 12-24-1759 in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pa.; m. 8-21-1708, at Woodbridge, N. J., Sarah Ogborn (No. 121), daughter of Samuel and Jane (Curtis) Ogborn. Sarah was born about 1691 and died aged 96 on 6-27 (???) (1787?).
Sources: "Friends of Upper Bucks" by Clarence V. Roberts; "History of Bucks County, Pa.", by William W. H. Davis; Mss. of John Ingham Kinsey; Notes from Miss Dorothy A. Poore.
Edmund* married Sarah* OGBORN, daughter of Samuel* OGBORN and Jane* CURTIS, in 1708 in Woodbridge, New Jersey Colony. (Sarah* OGBORN died on 25 Jun 146.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage Banns, 3 May 1708, Newark Mtg, New Castle County, Delaware Colony. 162 The records of Newark Monthly Meeting, held at Center on 3-5m-1708, show that Howell James appeared and produced a letter from his wife's son, Edmund Kinsey, requesting certificate of this meeting of his clearness in relation to marriage, and at the following meeting a certificate was signed for Edmund Kinsey to Woodbridge Meeting in order for his marriage with Sarah Ogborn.
• Marriage Banns, 21 Aug 1708, Woodbridge, New Jersey Colony. 163 21-8m-1708. At the Monthly Meeting at Nathaniel Fitz Randolphs in Woodbridge, permission granted Edmond Kinsey and Sarah Ogborne (or Osborne), "Ye Monthly Meeting of Newark in ye County of New Castle, Territories of Pensilvania" having reported "yt the young man was clear from all women in their parts upon ye account of marriage or otherways, and whilst among them did behave himselfe soberly."
[Woodbridge, New Jersey, is near Perth Amboy across from Staten Island.]
• Marriage Notice, 1708. 154 Edmund Kinsey (1683-1759) married, in 1708, Sarah Ogburn (ca 1691-ca 1787).
• Story. 80 Children of Edmund and Sarah Kinsey were Samuel, David, Mary, Elisabeth, John, Joseph, Sarah, Benjamin, and Jonathan.
• Story. Permission granted Edmond Kinsey and Sarah Ogborne to marry, 21, 8, 1708. Issue Samuel Kinsey, David Kinsey, Mary Kinsey (married Mr, Fell), Elizabeth Kinsey (married Mr. Smith), John Kinsey, Joseph Kinsey, Sarah Kinsey (married Mr. Smith), Benjamin Kinsey, Jonathan Kinsey. (SAMUEL OGBORNE OF MONMOUTH COUNTY, posted at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=uncle_bud&id=I08425)