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Samuel Corry

Male Bef 1710 - 1758  (> 48 years)


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  • Name Samuel Corry 
    Born Bef 1710  , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Apr 1758  , Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6338  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2016 

    Family Jane ?,   b. Bef 1710, , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Currey,   b. Abt 1734, , Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Samuel Currey
    +3. Ezekiel Currey,   b. 22 Jan 1735, , Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Nolansville, Williamson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F2013  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Samuel and Jane Currey Dismissal Letter 1729
    Samuel and Jane Currey Dismissal Letter 1729
    Dismissal letter for Samuel and Jane Currey from the Third Presbyterian Church of Rosemary Street, Belfast, Ireland. The church had been established about 1722. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in 1941 during the Belfast Blitz and the Masonic Hall sits on the site today.
    "I hereby certify that the bearer thereof, Samuel Currey and his wife Jane have been members of the Third Congregation in Belfast from its erection, to the date of November, 1727, and have behaved themselves soberly and Christianly, free from all public scandal known to us, and were admitted to all church privileges as occasion offered, so that we have great freedom to recommend them to the good acceptance of any Christian Society where Divine Providence may order their lot. Subscribed, in the absence of our minister, at Belfast, this 6th day of June, 1729. Robert Blair Sessions Clerk"

  • Notes 
    • REF: www.curreyfamily.org
      Samuel Currey and Jane Currey were born before 1710 in Northern Ireland. They sailed from Belfast in 1729 and landed at Boston, Massachusetts. From Boston they went to Chester County, Pennsylvania, and lived there until their deaths. Samuel died April 21, 1758. They had three sons.

      Scotch-Irish Presbyterians

      REF: Brandon's Family on Ancestry.com by Brandon Currey
      Samuel and Jane Currey
      1. A Letter of Dismissal from 3rd Presbyterian Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland: "I hereby certify that the bearer thereof, Samuel Currey and his wife Jane have been members of the Third Congregation in Belfast from its erection, to the date of November, 1727, and have behaved themselves soberly and Christianly, free from all public scandal known to us, and were admitted to all church privileges as occasion offered, so that we have great freedom to recommend them to the good acceptance of any Christian Society where Divine Providence may order their lot. Subscribed, in the absence of our minister, at Belfast, this 6th day of June, 1729. Robert Blair Sessions Clerk"
      2. He is listed as a yeoman, which meant in all likelihood that he was a free landowner.
      3. He purchased land in New London Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, on May 26, 1750.
      4. There is a death listed as April 21, 1758 in Chester County. We have no record of Jane’s death.
      5. He and Jane are listed as having, in one document, three sons, Samuel, Ezekiel, and John. In another document they have six sons, adding Moses, Robert, and James. These are also the names of his grandsons from his son John. This may account for the confusion.
      6. Jane is listed only as Jane in some sources and as Elizabeth (Eliza) Jane in another. Since it was a practice in this family to carry given names and matriarchal names through the generations, we find one of John’s daughters is named “Jane” and one of Robert Brownlee’s daughters is named “Jane Elizabeth.” John’s son John II had daughters named “Jane” and “Elizabeth.” Based on the frequency of the names, more than likely, Jane was a first name and Elizabeth a second. We may never find out her surname. We find the maiden names of Brownlee and Owen used over and over. As far as the number of children by Samuel and Jane, it is quite possible that the others are real sons or close relatives. Moses, for example, is listed as a private in Captain John Ramsey’s Company in the Revolutionary War and having been born “on the Ocean” in 1733. In The Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography published in 1915. The name is also spelled without the “e.” This Moses married Sarah Moore, born in 1736 in Pennsylvania.
    • The Third Presbyterian Church of Rosemary Street, Belfast, Ireland had been established about 1722. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in 1941 by Nazi Germany during the Belfast Blitz. The Masonic Hall sits on the site today.