1. Beverly Fleet. 1988. "York County, 1648-1657."
Pp. 99-142 in Virginia Colonial Abstracts. Vol. III.
Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-187):
||No. 1. p.309. It appearing that High
Kinsey is heir to his brother Robt Kinsey deceased in this Co
"whoe dyed without any written Will". Order that said Hugh have his brother's
land and that Nathaniell Bacon Esqr Lt Coll Wm Barber, Collo George Read
and Lt Coll Thomas Ludlow, or any 3 of them, divide the land in 3 parts,
of which Mr Gooch who married the relict of Robt Kinsey to have his choice
of 1/3 part. Red 15 8ber 1656 [15 Oct. 1656]. Ver Copia, Teste, Tho: Ballard,
|No.1. p.310. By order of Quarter Court dated
James Citty 10 Oct, Bacon, Read, Barber, and Ludlow, Gentlemen [as above]
to divide land late of Robt Kinsey dec'd betw Capt Henry Gooch
in right of his wife Millicent the relict of said Robt, and
Mr Hugh Kinsey heir of the said dec'd Robert who was his
brother. Meeting at the dwelling house of Gooch find that Gooch's
1/3 part valued at 7250 lb tobo, etc. This is a long-winded, involved entry.
It goes on, and on and on. Dated 14 Oct 1656. Signed Nathaniell Bacon,
George Read, Wm Barber, Tho: Ludlow. Rec 15 Oct 1656 by Tho Ballard, Cl
|No. 1. p. 312. 14 Oct 1656. Hugh
Kinsey assignes interest in land inherited from his late brother Robt
Capt Henry Gooch. Signed the mark of Hugh KH Kinsey.
Wit: Nathaniell Bacon, George Read, Tho: Ludlow. Rec 15 Oct 1656.
|No. 1. p.313. Another entry same date,
same witnesses, signed by Hugh x Kinsey, discharging Gooch from
all bills, bonds, etc. This followed by an entry in like manner signed
by Henry Gooch.
2. Beverly Fleet. 1988. "Lancaster County Record Book
No. 2, 1654-1666." Pp. 99-168 in Virginia Colonial Abstracts.
Vol. 1. Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-187).
"Rapa." refers to the Rappahanock River, which is the southwestern border
of Lancaster Co.
||p.185. Henry Clarke of Wicocomoco in the
County of Northumberland in Virginia acknowledges receipt from Isaac Foxcroft,
mercht., several bills of sale and accounts... [These
bills and accounts are enumerated, but are of no genealogical interest.]Signed
Hen Clarke. Wit: Willm Ball, Hugh Kinsey. Recorded 27th April
||p.229. John Fish Citizen and fletcher of London,
gives power of atty to Edmons Farow of London, mariner, to collect debts
from Hugh Kinsey of Rapa. in Virginia, planter, and from others.
Dated 18th Sept. 1660. Signed John Fish. Wit: Rich Donley, John Fisher,
John Neenee, Will Bayley, Anth Cheeke. Recorded 12th March 1661/2.
||p.237. 21st May 1662. Hugh Kinsey of Lanc.,
planter, mortagages to John Fish of London, Fletcher, plantation "whereon
the sd Hugh Kinsey now liveth," 500 acres for 33 pounds six shillings to
be paid 20th Jan. next. Signed Hugh Kinsey. Wit: Miles Riley, Edward Dale.
Recognit 9 July 1662. Rec 1 Aug. 1662.
||p.322. Hugh Kinsey sells John ffish
of London, ffletcher, 500 acres for L 33.6.8 Sterl. to be paid 25th of
Jan. following. Dated 24th May 1662. Signed Hugh Kinsey. Wit: Myles
Ryley, Edward Dale. Rec. 1st Aug. 1662 [sic].
[The transcriber wrote "sic" for the recording date because
this record was sandwiched between records recorded in 1665.]
|p.323. John ffish citizen and ffletcher of London.
"whereas my attorney Edmond ffaroe of Wapping in the County of Middx marriner
and Will Neasum of Virginia planter did by authority by me granted sell
to Will Capell citizen and cooper of London one plantation situate in Lancashire
in the sd County of Virginia wch was mortgaged and forfeited unto me by
one Hugh Kensey of Virga afsd planter" Dated 29th Jun 1663. Signed
Jo Fish. Wit: Robt Casby, Hen Clerke, Sam Griffin. Rec. 1st Aug. 1665.
3. Jane Baldwin, ed. 1988. The Maryland Calendar
of Wills. Vol. I. Family Line Publ., Westminster, MD (Broderbund
CD-206). "A.A." = Anne Arundel. On p. 40:
|Kinsey, Hugh, A.A. co., 6th May 1667;
To grandson Paull Kinsey, "Walnutt Neck."
To Sara Clarke, grandchildren Hancock Ball and Margaret Kinsey,
and Charles Gorsuch, personalty.
To wife Margaret, residue of estate, real and personal.
To young. dau. Eliza: Kinsey and hrs., said estate at death of
In event of death of said Eliza: without hrs., estate to pass to
Mary Humphreys, at whose death, sd. estate to be divided among rest of
testator's children, equally.
Test: Wm. Hare, John Malom. 1. 291.
|Sons Paul and Daniel must be deceased.
|Grandchildren Paul and Margaret KINSEY are presumably children of Paul
and/or Daniel, or possibly some other son unknown to us. I'm inclined,
however, to believe they are the children of Paul KINSEY because, other
than his being transported in 1662 by his father, there is no mention of
Daniel anywhere in the records of VA or MD, which suggests he died early
|Sarah CLARKE is Hugh's daughter, wife of Abraham CLARK.
|"Hancock Ball" is Hannah BALL, Hugh's granddaughter, the daughter of
Mary (KINSEY) HUMPHREYS BALL.
|Mary HUMPHREYS, as referred to here, must mean Hugh's granddaughter,
the daughter of Thomas & Mary (KINSEY) HUMPHREYS. Mary HUMPHREYS,
"Jr.," never married, so without a husband, would have had special need
for the bequest, which may be the reason she was favored in this way.
When Mary HUMPHREYS, Jr., died, her parents and Hannah BALL's parents were
already deceased. The BALL family took legal action to have Mary's
estate fall to her half-sister, Hannah BALL, rather than back to the KINSEY
heirs. They succeeded.
|The genealogy of Charles GORSUCH is well known (see source below),
but he appears to be no relation to Hugh. Though Charles GORSUCH
fell on hard times ca. 1680s/90s, he was, at one time, a major landowner
in Baltimore Co., owning 5000+ acres, including the land on which Baltimore
Town was laid out.
4. Richard B. Miller & Robert W. Barnes. 1988.
"Baltimore County Land Records, 1700-1713." Maryland Genealogical
Society Bulletin 29(2): 153-174 (Broderbund CD-208).
This Thomas SPARROW has to be Hugh's grandson because his son-in-law, Thomas
SPARROW died in 1774/5.
||25 Sept 1704: George Valentine of Anne Arundel
Co. conv. to John Gill 100 a. WALNUT NECK;
granted 6 Aug 1664 by Lord Baltimore to Hugh Kinsey; land
became the right and inheritance of
||Thomas Sparrow, who on 13 May 1701 sold
to Thomas Rider, who on 1 Sept 1702 sold it to George Valentine (IR # PP,
5. John Davis. 1996. Baltimore County, Maryland,
Deed Records, Volume One: 1659-1737. Heritage Books, Bowie, MD.
Again, this Thomas SPARROW has to be Hugh's grandson because his son-in-law,
Thomas SPARROW died in 1774/5.
||25 Sep 1704, George Valentine, merchant, of Annapolis,
Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, to John Gell, carpenter, of Anne Arundel Co.,
100 acres...north side of
Patapsco River... patented 6 Aug 1664 by Hugh Kinsey, then became
the inheritance of Thomas Sparrow, who sold 13 May 1701 to Thomas
Rider, planter, of Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, who sold 1 Sep 1702 to said
Valentine. Signed George Valentine. Wit: Evan Jones and Francis Thomas.
6. Robert W. Barnes. 1989. Baltimore County Families,
1659-1759. Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund
CD-195). "A.A." = Anne Arundel Co.
||KINSEY, HUGH (1), imm. to Md. c. 1659;
in 1662 he transp. his ch. Daniel and Sarah; in Aug. 1663
he surv. 100 a. Walnut Neck which was later held by Isaac Jackson (45 a.)
and John Wilmot (55 a.); d. leaving a will made in A.A. Co., 6 May 1667,
||Sara Clark and Charles Gorsuch, w. Margaret,
dau. Eliza Kinsey, Mary Humphreys, and Grandch. Paul and Margaret Kinsey
and Hancock Ball; had iss.: DANIEL, transp. in 1662; SARA, transp. in 1662,
m. by 1667 (Abraham) Clark; PAUL; and ELIZA...
KINSEY, PAUL (2), s. or grandson of
Hugh (1), was named as a s. of Margaret Kinsey in 1661; on 31 March 1662
surv. 100 a. Spring Point, which Paul and Elizabeth Kinsey conv. to William
Gwynn on 5 Feb. 1663; on 2 April 1662 he surv. 200 a. Curtis' Neck and
on 18 Aug. 1663 he surv. 350 a. Harborough; alive on 10 April 1672 when
he surv. 200 a. Paul's Neck, later held by John Lockett for the orphans
of Richard Gwynn...
7. George Cabel Greer. 1912. Early Virginia Immigrants,
1623-1666. W.C. Hill Printing Co., Richmond, VA (online at Ancestry.com).
On p. 194:
|Kinsey, Paul, 1655, by Mr. Hugh Kinsey, Lancaster Co.
8. G. Rodney Crowther. 1963. "Answers to Queries:
JOHNS-GALLOWAY." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin 2(4):
14-15 (Broderbund CD-208). See article.
9. Eleanor (Hough) Buckler. 1988. "Ancestor Table,
Hough Family." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin 29(4):
||138. Richard Johns, 1649 - 1717; m. in
139. Elizabeth Kinsey (Kensey), widow Sparrow, who d. 1715/16.
||278. Hugh Kinsey to Maryland from
Virginia 1659; d. 1667.
279. Margaret _____.
10. John W. Jordan, ed. 1911. Colonial Families
of Philadelphia. Lewis Publ. Co., New York (online at GenealogyLibrary.com).
In a section entitled, "The Troth Family," on p. 761:
|Richard Johns ... married, in 1676, Elizabeth, widow
of Thomas Sparrow, and daughter of Hugh Kinsey, who with his brother,
Robert Kinsey, came to Virginia and in 1655, when 100 acres of land was
surveyed to him in the county of Lancaster, north side of the Rappahannock,
was living on an adjoining tract of 400 acres. He died in 1667, in
Anne Arundel county, Maryland, his wife Margaret surviving him.
Elizabeth, wife of Richard Johns, was his youngest daughter.
She died February 1, 1715-16...
11. John Hall Pleasants. 1916-21. "The Gorsuch and
Lovelace Families." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,
numerous articles, which were republished in 1981 as pp. 226-546 in Vol.
III of Genealogies of Virginia Families by Genealogical Publ. Co.,
Baltimore, MD (issued 1996 as Broderbund CD-162).
||The record of the establishment of this little
colony, stretched along the north shore of the Patapsco and made up of
various members of the Gorsuch family, would appear to begin with an entry
in the Maryland Land Office records which reads
"July 16, 1659, Warrants granted the undersigned conditionally
that they enter Rights and seat their land between this and the 25th of
March next: Thomas Powell 700 acres; Walter Kickinson 600 acres;
Robert Gorsuch 300 acres; Richard Gorsuch 300 acres; Howell Powell 300
acres; William Ball 500 acres; William Clapman jur. [sic jnr.] 500 acres;
Ball 500 acres; Thos. Humphry 600 acres; Hugh Kensey
400 acres" (Md. Patents Vol. IV, fol. 54).
Most of these names occur soon after in the Quaker records of the province,
so that is seems quite probable that they were a little group of Quaker
colonists who had come up from Virginia to take up the recently opened
lands on the Patapsco in Baltimore County, which appears to have been erected
into a county this same year. The Gorsuches, Powells, Claphams, Dickensons,
(Kenseys) and Humphreys are known to have come from Lancaster
County, while the Todds, who came a year or two later, were from Gloucester.
That the conditions in regard to entering their rights and seating their
lands were complied with by the warrantees is shown by the subsequent entries
in the records of the Land Office of certificates of survey and, finally,
by the issuance of patents to all whose names appear in the warrant of
1659. July 28, 1659, a tract of 500 acres called "Gorsuch" was surveyed
for Robert Gorsuch, planter, on the north side of the Patapsco river "respecting"
(i.e., opposite) the land of Hugh Kensey on the south side of the
river (Md. Patents, Vol. IV, fol. 228)...
||...Charles Gorsuch, August 3, 1661, had
surveyed for him "Whetstone Point," 50 acres comprising that part of the
present city of Baltimore now occupied in part by Fort McHenry... William
Ball and Richard Ball, each of whom received warrants for 500 acres
of land under the warrant of 1659 and became settlers on the Patapsco,
have been shown by Dr. Christopher Johnston to be the sons of Colonel William
Ball of Lancaster County, the progenitor of the distinguished Virginia
family of that name (Virginia Mag. Vol. VII p. 440 and Vol. VIII
p. 80)*. Hugh Kinsey and Thomas Humphrey have been shown
by Mr. Miles White, in his Ancestry of Johns Hopkins, to have also
come from Lancaster County (Publications Southern Historical Association,
Vols. IV, p. 395 and V, p. 360)...
...many if not all of these first actual settlers [those named in
the Warrant of 1659] were probably a group of friends who came up together
from Lancaster County and that the probable motive of their migration was
religious persecution, as most of them are known to have been Quakers,
and it was at this time that Virginia began to put into full effect the
various repressive measures against the numerous recent converts to this
sect in order to drive them out of that colony.
*Genealogies of Virginia Families (Genealogical
Publishing Co., Inc., 1981), Vol. I, 23-27.
||...He [Charles Gorsuch] probably became
a convert to Quakerism before leaving Virginia and was one of the group
who removed from there to the Patapsco in 1659 to avoid religious persecution...
There are a few chance references to him in several early wills. Hugh
Kinsey [Kensey] of Anne Arundel County in his will dated May
2nd, 1667, leaves his sac cup to Charles Gorsuch and his heirs (Annap.
Test. Proc. 2: 188)...
12. Gene Pool (online at Ancestry.com):
Mary KINSEY's mother was Margaret COULTON, not Mary HUMPHREY(S).
Mary KINSEY is Mary HUMPHREYS! That is, Mary KINSEY is Mary
(KINSEY) HUMPHREYS BALL. Mary KINSEY, daughter of Hugh KINSEY, married
first Thomas HUMPHREYS and second Richard BALL. Also, Mary was born
||Princess, Anne Arundel, MD
13. Nell Marion Nugent. 1934. Cavaliers and Pioneers:
Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol.
1. Dietz Printing Co., Richmond, VA (reprinted 1983, Genealogical
Publ Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-354). These are not immigration
dates, but dates of mention in Virginia land records. These are all
of the Kinseys listed by Nugent.
The Paul KINSEY in 1683 is presumably Hugh's grandson because Hugh's son,
Paul, appears to have died before Hugh signed his will in 1667.
14. Gust Skordas, ed. 1968. The Early Settlers
of Maryland: an Index to Names of Immigrants, Compiled from Records of
Land Patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland.
Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-354). These
are not immigration dates, but dates of mention in Maryland land records.
These are all of the Kinseys listed by Skordas.
14. Messages in the Clarke Family Genealogy Forum (online
15. Email from Paul Cynsye.
16. Tree online at www.wikitree.com (well documented).
Cites Parish Register, St. Leonard, Warmingham, CHS.