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KENNEDY & HUGGINS - County Tyrone, Ireland - 17th & 18th centuries

KENNEDY & HUGGINS - County Tyrone, Ireland - 17th & 18th centuries

Posted: 1070561542000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1141490476000

Is anyone researching the HUGGINS & KENNEDY lines in County Tyrone?

Our line descends from Rev Thomas KENNEDY (1625-1695), whose family were in Ayrshire, Scotland. Thomas was educated at Glasgow 1637; installed at Donaghmore Presbyterian (Carland), Co Tyrone, 1646 & received the tithes; dep for non-conformity, 1661; continued to preach in a log house and was imprisoned in Dungannon for doing so, for some years; officiated in the troubles, 1689; adm Whithorn, Wigtownshire 1689; Member of Gen Assembly (Scot.) 1690, 1692; took charge of Kirkmaiden, Ayrshire, 1693-5; ins Tullylish, 1694. Chaplain to Munro’s Army. Married the daughter of Capt. O’Brien of Bawn.

The children of Rev Thomas KENNEDY and Miss O'BRIEN included:
- Rev. Thomas KENNEDY (-1746)
- Rev. John KENNEDY (1684-1761)
- Robert KENNEDY
- William KENNEDY (1695-1777)

Our line descends from Rev. John KENNEDY (1684-1761). John was educated at Glasgow 1698; lic Tyrone Presbyterian 1707; ordained at Benburb 13 July 1714; and Modr Gen Syn 1749.

We do not know who John's wife was, but their children included:
- Daughter, forename unknown
- Lettice KENNEDY (-1796)
- Rev. William KENNEDY (ca.1724-1801)

Our line descends from Lettice (or, Letitia) KENNEDY, who married John HUGGINS of Glenarb townland near the town of Caledon, County Tyrone, Ireland.

I would be interested in hearing from readers who are related to any of the persons mentioned above.

Alison Causton
... writing from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Canada.

KENNEDY - County Tyrone, Ireland - 17th century

Posted: 1202162383000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kennedy, Adair
re: Rev Thomas KENNEDY (1625-1695),
1637 educated at Glasgow, Scotland;
1646 Donaghmore Presbyterian (Carland), Co Tyrone, Ireland;
1661 deposed for non-conformity;
continued to preach in a log house and was imprisoned in Dungannon for doing so, for some years;
1689 officiated in the troubles;
1689 adm Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland;
1690-2 Member of Gen Assembly (Scot.);
1693-5 took charge of KIRKMAIDEN, Wigtownshire, Scotland; 1694 ins Tullylish (?)
Chaplain to Munro’s Army.
Married the daughter of Capt. O’Brien of Bawn (?)

The above entry may require further research.

Adair files : 6 Sep 1688 & 1 July 1719
Lands of Kilhilt and Drummore.
Bond by Robert Adair of Ballimanoch [Ballymena] co Antrim, Ireland
to Anne Adair, relict (widow) of Thomas Kennydie [Kennedy],
late minister in Newtown (Newtown Ards, co. Down) in said kingdom:
Merks Scots yearly during her lifetime, and merks on her death
to Thomas and Agnes Kenidie, her children,
Agnes having disponed to Robert Adair her liferent right in a wadset
granted to her said deceased husband by umquhile (deceased) William Adair of Kinhilt [Kilhilt], father of said Robert ,

on lands of Corffin, Croftniequaray and Spittell [Spittal] in parish of Portpatrick, sheriffdom of Wigtoun [Wigtown];

undated but later bond by said Robert, now Sir Robert Adair (II) of Ballemenoch, kt.,
to pay said Ann, his AUNT, Scots yearly during her lifetime,
both her children now being married
and to be paid the stated merks
by Alex Adair of Drumore [Drummore) Parish of KIRKMAIDEN ;
Anne Adair (widow of Thomas Kennedy) , who died at Ballantrae (Ayr, Scotland) February 1705,
to her son Thomas Kennedy, minister there, her son as executor dative,
showing Scots annuity owed her by said Sir Robert Adair II, 16 February 1719;
and decreet at instance of said Thomas Kennedy
against said Sir Robert Adair II for payment thereof, 1 July 1719.
book "A History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland..."
p.306 -
Six ministers in Galloway settled in the Presbytery of Down (Ireland) in 1679 and for some years previously -

Rev. Thomas Kennedy of Leswalt near Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland succeeded Mr. Greg at Newtown (Newtownards).
Was Thomas Kennedy a nephew of
John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassillis d.1688 having
m.1stly Jane Hamilton, m.2ndly Margaret Hay ?

Were there other Thomas Kennedys :
Minister of Dungannon c.1658
Minister of Donoughmore, co. Tyrone c.1661
Minister of Newtown when he dc.1688.

Refer Rev. Thomas Kennedy in the Ormonde papers.
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