Monday, April 11, 2016

Laughlin Quin (a poor man) buried 8 August 1683 (Sunday) St. Audoen Dublin

1654 Laughlin M'Richard Quin marries Juane Brian - October 12-26 1654 St. Michan RC

Saturday, April 9, 2016

July 7th 1731 Laughlen Quin marries Ann Mary Laughlan in St. Michan's Roman Catholic Church in Dublin

Laughlen Quin marries Ann Mary Laughlan in St. Michan Roman Catholic Church in Dublin on 7 July 1731.  An earlier site of a Viking Church complete with Mummies and a Tower.  Near to Dublin Castle.

Witnesses are Edward Power, Michael Smyth, Joseph Quin and their mother.

To our knowledge Laughlin and Mary had one daughter while residing in Dublin. On 4 November 1744 Judith Quinn is Baptised at the Roman Catholic Church St. Nicholas with their father Laughlin Quin and mother Annae.  Elleonora Boyle was their sponsor for the Baptism.

To secure transport to Beaufort Mary would indenture herself to Edward Cannady

We will publish more on her family very soon.

Note the very short distance between the two churches and their proximity to Dublin Castle.

Anne Mary Laughlan indentured for part of her passage and was paid by Laughlin upon her arrival in Beaufort by means provided by Cornelius Cannady.  I am certain this is why Laughlin went to the trouble of making this distinction in his last will and testament in February of 1774 when he identifies Anne Mary as Mary Quin formerly Mary Cannady.  I have no evidence of Mary's birth.

The Arrival Laughlin Quin to Beaufort Town, Carteret County, Province of North Carolina June 1747

Within the British Empire's Vice-Admiralty Papers, III, 5, 17-21 we find that in the midst of King George’s War, a sloop from Rhode Island, the “King George,” entered Beaufort harbor with a Spanish prize, a fast and well equipped privateer, the “Elizabeth and Annah" in early June of 1747. The Elizabeth and Annah was recaptured in-port while at St. Thomas Island in the West Indies. A crew was formed from the the local docks in St. Thomas. The two ships hastily headed northward for Beaufort where they would resupply and continue on to Whitehall. Upon arrival in Beaufort the crew of the Elizabeth and Annah were relieved and part of crew from the King George took the helm of the Spanish prize. This ship was at some point the property of the Martin family in Dublin and London. The ship had only the Spanish name for a few short months. The Vice Admiralty papers are held by both England and the United States. The Vice Admiralty Courts were created initially in Maryland in 1694. Then in 1697 the courts were expanded as follows. 1694 Maryland 1697 New York (Includes Connecticut and New Jersey) 1697 South Carolina 1698 Pennsylvania (Includes Delaware) 1698 Virginia 1699 Massachusetts 1704 New Hampshire 1716 Rhode Island 1716 North Carolina 1754 Georgia After the French and Indian War, when tax revenue was needed to cover the debt incurred by the war, England shut down the ten courts and created a single court in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Crown appointed and sent Dr. William Spry from England to serve as “Judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court of all America.” Many portions of this material are held by the High Court of Admiralty at The National Archives of England dates from c1450-1995. The document transcriptions for both the Elizabeth and Anne (Annah) and the King George of Rhode Island and are available for a substantial fee but are quite incomplete. Laughlin Quin was a member of the KIng George's crew being from Dublin headed to Barbados to take on sugar, spice and passengers according to the privately held Martin Papers. Laughlin attended St. Michan RC Church with Samuel Martin, the Comptroller of the Royal Navy and the half brother of the last Royal Governor of the Province of North Carolina; Josiah Martin. In fact, at the onset of the American Revolution while hastily fleeing Tryon Palace in New Bern, Josiah Martin was forced to abandon his personal papers held there. Within the body of desk materials is the Last Will and Testament of Laughlin Quin of which Josiah Martin provided letters testamentary that were gathered after his departure from New Bern. This will although now retired from viewing was at one time a teaching aid used by archivist at the North Carolina State Archives and Library in Raleigh, North Carolina.
After the recapture of the Elizabeth and Anne and making way to Beaufort Town, Laughlin disembarked the Elizabeth and Anne while the ship was taking on munitions and stores in the backwater port town of Beaufort in the Carteret Precinct within the Province of North Carolina. From September 4th to the 10th of September Laughlin Quin is listed as having served with the Regiment of soldiers under the Command of Col. Thomas Lovick who Appeared by Sundry Alarms & By Summon, To Attack and Keep of the Enemy, Who had Invaded the Town of Beaufort and Harbour Adjacent. This information is evidenced in the Colonial and State Papers of North Carolina and on the UNC Chapel Hill Documenting the American South Project website.

North Carolina Colonial Records
Chapter 22, Pages 262-268
Payroll for Thomas Lovick’s Regiment of the North Carolina Militia
June 14, 1747 - September 10, 1747

Laughlin Quin is listed near the end of the document as having served six days and was paid for such as a part of the militia.

September Court
Carteret County Court Minutes
Carteret County Deeds, Volume II
March 1747 - May 1764

Thomas Lovick, Esquire to Loflin Quin, Planter for 100 acres on the Bogue Sound at the mouth of Jumping Run Creek.

September Court
Carteret County Court Minutes
Carteret County Deeds, Volume II
March 1747 - May 1764

George Read made an oath that the witnessed Loflin Quin, sign, seal and execute a release of of 100 acres back to Thomas Lovick, Esquire as unable to pay.

June Court
Carteret County Court Minutes
Carteret County Deeds, Volume II
March 1747 - May 1764

Samuel Whitehurst produced a deed signed by Ann Wilkins for 200 acres on Bogue Sound and that Valentine Wallis made oath that he saw the said Ann sign, seal and deliver the same and that Loflin Quinn evidenced the same and the deed was ordered registered.

Joseph Bell’s Carteret County Tax List
Carteret County Clerk of Court
Box - NC Archives

Loflen Quinn appears on the 1758 Tax List with one taxable living on the Bogue Sound property previously deeded in 1749 and then released in 1750.

August Court
Carteret County Court Minutes
Pleas and Sessions

Beaufort Town nominates a jury to lay out a road from the north side of Newport River from Newell Bell’s property to New Bern with Loflin Quin assigned as one of the jurymen.

November Court
Carteret County Deeds, Volume II
August 1764 - December 1777

November 9, 1764 Loflin Quinn is deeded 320 acres on the north side of a small creek named Jumping Run from Colonel Thomas Lovick’s estate.

December Court
Carteret County Court Minutes
Pleas and Sessions

Whereas the road on the north side of the the Newport River from Newell Bell’s property to New Bern was not continued through the jury and therefore appointed another jury that also included Loflin Quinn and that the clerk of court send summons to the Constable so as that he deliver summons personally to Loflin and all others to meet at Newell Bell’s home on the second Thursday in January next to lay out the road with penalty of 20 shillings each if not so executed.

North Carolina Archives
North Carolina Secretary of State Papers
Miscellaneous Box

The “Last Will and Testament” for Loftin Quinn dated February 4, 1766 where the will defines Loftin Quinn’s wife as Mary Quinn formerly Mary Canaday and his last wishes and the disposition of his plantation and estate.  

December Court
Carteret County Court Minutes
Pleas and Sessions
August 1764 - December 1777

Whereas an existing court order for laying out a road from Newell Bell’s to the new bounds and that a new jury to be summoned to lay out same, and as it was not performed, the court appoints Loflin Quinn and others to meet on the first Saturday of September next and if raining, the next fair day to perform same.

March Court
Carteret County Court Minutes
Pleas and Session
August 1764 - December 1777

Laughlin Quinn submitted a petition and it was was read before the court. The petition stated that Laughlin Quinn hath been an inhabitant of this county for thirty odd years and have paid his taxes in the said county ever since and now has arrived to the age of sixty years, and unable to support himself and family and pay his taxes, prays the court to represent the same to the assembly and that the clerk order that the a copy of the same be made and sent to the assembly in New Bern.

The Plea Analyzed

The plea reports that Laughlin, through his own admission had arrived to the age of 60.  This can be expressed in a mathematical formula that gives us the approximate birth year of Laughlin as 1712.  


The plea further advises us that Laughlin Quin had paid his taxes in Carteret County for 30 odd years.  This is a vague statement but we can assign a date range using the 30 years and then the “odd” reference to calculate the year range.  


We now know that Laughlin Quin likely arrived to Carteret County between the years 1733 and 1741.  Where did he come from?  

Wednesday, January 27, 1773
January 25, 1773 through March 6, 1773
Minutes of the Lower House of the North Carolina General Assembly, New Bern
Volume 9, Page 451

The North Carolina House met according to adjournment on Wednesday, January 27, 1773 at the State Capital in New Bern where Mr. William Davis one of the members of the County of Brunswick and Mr. McCulloh, one of the members for Halifax  County appeared and on motion ordered that William Steel, and Ignatious Wheeler, of Surry County, Loftin Quinn, William Barnes, James Hutchinson, Joshua Mezzick, William Bevin, James Salter and Thomas Bragg, of Carteret County, and William Chandler of Currituck County be exempt from paying public taxes and doing public duties.

Will of 1766 Proved
North Carolina Archives
North Carolina Secretary of State Papers
Miscellaneous Box - Wills (Now Retired)

Front of Will Transcribed

“Feb 4 1766 in the name of God, Amen. I Loflin Quinn of the county in the Province of North Carolina being --- in health of body and too in mind and of perfect memory praised be to God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this life on Earth and being delirious to little things in order to make this my last will and testament in manner and form following first and principle I commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth from whence is now taking to the bereaved influences and charging as to my executors hereafter named and taking such worldly estate as the lord in mercifulness gave me my will and measure.  This my oath is employed and belonging to my wife Mary Quinn formerly Mary Canaday all my worldly estate during her widowhood. Then I give and bequeath to my son William Quinn five shillings, then I give and bequeath to my daughter Margret Quinn two shil then I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Quinn the plantation where I now dwell, then I give all my movables to be equally divided among my children the heirs of my beloved Mary after her decd. I do appoint my loving wife Mary Quinn executrix and James Frazer executor of this my last will and testament and witness hereof I have set my hand and seal the day and year above written seale and delivered in the presence of I mark.

William Coale, Sarah Coale, Abigail Coale

Signed with Mark and Seal with printed name of Loflin M. Quinn”

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1685 David Quinn of Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony

For many years now the most common emails and questions and ideas on how Laughlin arrived to the Province of North Carolina keep me well entertained.

The belief generally is that there is some magic document hidden in a stack that connects Laughlin Quin to perhaps David Quinn.  In 1685 David arrived onboard the Bristoll Merchant from Liverpool to Philadelphia as an indentured servant to Thomas Webb, M.P. and a wealthy Dublin haberdasher and linen merchant.  There are then assumptions that David after his indenture had passed, was able to pack up his wagon and head to the coastal towns of the Province of North Carolina.  Some believe he came via the Great Indian Warpath, or The Great Wagon Road which is possible, but highly unlikely.

The issues associated with this theory are many, but until 1748 only explorers traveled this path, not a road at all, it is indeed before 1748 a simple foot path from Philadelphia to the Blue Ridge Mountains. This trail would, and could be the instrument of any white man's demise, as he would be forced to travel through many rightfully hostile native American tribal lands in what was then the "frontier."  The wagon road would not reach Virginia until after the American Revolution.  Therefore, this is not a suitable pathway.

The more appropriate and accepted movement would have been to board a cargo ship and make your way towards Charles Towne where you would likely stop in Beaufort Town to gather tar, pitch and other necessities for sea voyages.  Vessels from Philadelphia often stopped in Edenton, Beaufort Town, Brunswick Town and Charles Towne as they headed to the plantations of the West Indies.  It is thus more likely that this would be the path from Philadelphia.

There is a another set of issues with this theory.  That is a theory of religious orientation.  David Quinn's indenture to Thomas Webb, an Anglican.  Laughlin Quin was himself a Catholic.  This tends to disconnect the two men on its face.

The tested members of the David Quinn line match a Scottish Knight named Quinan. David was the father, or grandfather of Michael Quinn who matches Terrence Quinn of Union County, Pennsylvania.

I note Mary Widdam & Prudence Stewart were also onboard the Bristol Merchant.  Quinn connections in England and Scotland.

The Scottish Knight Quinan upon arrival to Ulster to force the English settlement of Ulster found many Quinn's residing in Tyrone of great power and influence. It has been alleged that Quinan in an attempt to draw favor from the indigenous population dropped the "a" becoming at this point known as Quinn.

This document was my first clue, then subsequently I located living persons that provided the detail from above.  I simply sent them a DNA test kit and voila, the rest is history.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Genetic Genealogy

I needed to send everyone a quick blast about what is happening this week with the following Genetic Genealogy DNA projects that I administer at Family Tree DNA.  

Cuinn Septs DNA Project

The Cuinn Septs DNA Project offers its participants the ability to further research their genetics in relationship to other individuals that have had their own DNA tested with Family Tree DNA.  Don't worry, if you had your DNA tested elsewhere and want to become a Family Tree DNA Surname Project participant, conversion is easy.

This surname project is also open to individuals that believe their surname may have mutated over time regardless of rationale to something other than Quinn.  If you are unsure, join and we will advise you usually within a couple of weeks with the preliminary findings.

It is also noteworthy to know that Family Tree DNA is the test authority for the National Geographic Genographic Project and is the preeminent authority on genetic genealogy.

The project goals are simple; to assist in furthering the definition and nomenclature of the many rare and unique distinctions of all the bearers of the Quinn surname while assisting each and every project participant use existing tools as they understand more about their own unique DNA and what their DNA can tell them about themselves.

Conn Cétchathach

Cuinn is the traditional Gaelic spelling of the anglicized Quinn surname that is derived from the Irish Connachta.  The Connochta are a group of medieval Irish dynasties claiming descent from the King of the Connachta; Conn Cétchathach.  Previously Conn has been listed as a High King of Ireland, but given the current availability of multiple texts, comparison and greater study, it is understood that Conn was the King of the Connachta and not the whole of Ireland as previously believed.

The Cuinn surname is likely associated with the fact that the modern western province of Connacht (Cúige Chonnacht) literally translates to "fifth" such as quintuplet does.  Thus, one of Conn's sons was named Art mac Cuinn.  Leath Cuinn was the island north of the Esker Riada, the east-west drumlin belt stretching between Dublin and Galway Bay and is thus appropriately named for Conn.

The territories of the Connachta have occupied parts of southern and western Ulster, northern Leinster including Dublin and Cruachan, or modern Rathgroghan in County Roscommon.

Conn spent the majority of his life at war.  To gain access to the throne, Conn killed either Cathair Mór, or Dáire Doimthech depending on which story you subscribe.  For the vast majority of Conn's reign he spent the bulk at war with Eoghan Mor, aka Mug Nuadat; King of Munster.

Conn would eventually be killed by Tipraite Tirech; King of the Ulaid reportedly at the battle of Tuath Amrois at Tara in the middle 2nd Century AD.  Conaire Cóem, Conn's son-in-law would succeed him and later be succeeded by Art mac Cuinn.

Synchronizing Conn's Lifetime

Lebor Gabála

Synchronises Conn's reign with that of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180). 

Foras Feasa ar Éirinn

Synchronizes Conn's reign from 116-136

Annals of the Four Masters

Synchronizes Conn's reign from 122-157

Conn is the ancestor of both the Connachta and Uí Néill dynasties which Conn's 6th Great Grandson; Niall Noígíallach led.

The Division of Ireland

In 123 AD Conn was defeated by the King of Munster Eoghan Mor, aka Mug Nuadat and agreed to accede to the dividing of Ireland into two equal halves.

The North

Taking in Connacht, Ulster and Meath would be Conn's half.

The South

Taking in Munster, Osraighe and Leinster would be Eoghan's half.

Art mac Cuinn

Art mac Cuinn translated literally as the "son of Conn" ascended to the throne after the death of his brother-in-law Conaire Cóem was killed by Nemad the son of Sroibcenn at the battle of Gruitine. Art mac Cuinn ruled the Connachta and its territory 20-30 years. 

During Art's reign; Conaire's sons took revenge against Nemed and the sons of Ailill Aulom allies during the Battle of Cennfebrat in Munster. Ailill's foster-son Lugaid mac Con was wounded in the thigh during the battle, and was later exiled from Ireland. Ailill Aoulom in alliance with Benne Brit, son of the King of Britain, together raised an army of foreigners, and returned to Ireland where they defeated and subsequently killed Art in the Battle of Maigh Mucruimhe in Connacht.

Synchronizing Art's Lifetime

Lebor Gabála

Synchronises Conn's reign with that of the
Roman emperor Commodus (180-192)

Foras Feasa ar Éirinn

Synchronizes Conn's reign from 143-173

Annals of the Four Masters

Synchronizes Conn's reign from 165-195

The Rise of the Uí Néill Clans

With the strengthening of the Uí Néill kindred by 450 AD, the Uí Néill clans began to evolve a quite noteworthy dynastic presence over the whole of Ireland.  

Niall Noígíallach

This become important resulting in the lore associated with Niall Noígíallach (Irish pronunciation: [ˈniːəl noɪˈɣiːələx], Old Irish "having nine hostages"), or in English, Niall of the Nine Hostages, son of Eochaid Mugmedón.

Niall is listed as a king and the eponymous ancestor of the Uí Néill dynasty. The High Kingship title did not become a reality until the 9th century, and Niall's legendary status appears to have been "spun" to some varying degree.

The aim is thus to identify as many of our Cuinn clan as possible to get them in the genetic septs that are evolving as more information becomes available and our understanding of genetic time becomes more granular.

Potential ties to Scotland

There appear to be strong genetic similarities between the Lamonts and the MacEwens of Otter Clans of Scotland with associations to John Lamond MackQuein, Archibald MackQuien, Donald MackQuien, John "the younger" Mackquein, James MackQuein of Neithercowal and James Lamond, his son whom all perished at the massacre at Dunoon, Argylshire in 1646 and were listed as Special Gentlemen and Vassals.

This event coupled with the events in Ireland in 1642 bear a similar structure and nomenclature within the timeline for the Laughlin Quin (1712-1774) lines of North America which remain hidden in portions of this complexity.

Quinn North America DNA Project

The Quinn North America DNA Project aims to isolate the immigrant that came to North America with efforts to establish their family connections to the unique septs of Ireland and Scotland.

The group works as a tool for those matching our basic genetic signaturess or that bear the surname, or variant.  This is done to potentially connect the immigrant with the correct family, or sept in Ireland, or Scotland.

What's to Come?

Effective immediately, I am preparing to implement Google Groups, Google DOCS and develop a more robust and interactive Quinn Genealogy experience for everyone concerned. I am deploying tools that are implemented as a single user interface to give folks a better chance at locating the various resources they will need to explore their own genetics for the purposes of genealogy.

Testing and 3rd Party Conversion - Introduction

The first thing you do is decide if you want to become a tested member of either the Cuinn Septs DNA Project or the Quinn N. America DNA project.

If you join either project and order your test kit here, you may be entitled to receive a discount to help you get started with genetic genealogy.  The same is true for conversions from another service provider, use this link first to check to see what discounts you are eligible for.

Once you are tested and have your results all else is automatic.  All you will need to do from here is locate other surnames, or identify other projects that you are also interested in joining.  There is no limit on the number of projects you can join.  Each project does however decide who is eligible to join based on your test results.  

Surnames Associated With Our Research

Cain, Cane, Coehn, Coen, Cohen, Coigne, Coin, Coinne, Con, Conn, Coyn, Coyne, Cuin, Cuinn, Cunnea, Finan, Finn, Finne, Finnen, Finney, Finnie, Fionn, Flin, Flinn, Flyn, Flynn, Flynne, Ginn, Ginnane, Ginnes, Ginness, Ginnett, Ginnette, Ginney, Ginnis, Ginnity, Glen, Glenn, Glyn, Glynn, Goen, Goenett, Goens, Goin, Goine, Goins, Goyn, Goyne, Guen, Guin, Guina, Guinan, Guinane, Guinaugh, Guinaw, Guindollet, Guine, Guinea, Guinee, Guineer, Guinegaw, Guinen, Guinere, Guines, Guiness, Guinessey, Guinet, Guinett, Guinette, Guinevan, Guiney, Guinivan, Guinn, Guinnane, Guinne, Guinnee, Guinner, Guinness, Guinnessey, Guinnessy, Guinye, Guyn, Guyne, Guynee, Guynes, Guyness, Guynetth, Guyney, Guynn, Guynne, Guynup, Gween, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwennap, Gwin, Gwine, Gwinee, Gwinn, Gwinne, Gwinnedd, Gwinnell, Gwinner, Gwinneth, Gwinnett, Gwinney, Gwyn, Gwyndaf, Gwyne, Gwynedd, Gwyneth, Gwynetha, Gwynette, Gwynn, Gwynne, Gwynned, Gwynnedd, Gwynnel, Gwynnell, Gwynneth, Gwynnett, Gwynnette, Gwyntopher, Gynane, Gynn, Gynnane, Gynne, Gynnet, Gynnett, Gynning, Kane, Kenan, Kennan, Kennann, Kennen, Kinnan, Kinnane, LaGuines, LaGuinn, LaGuins, LeGuin, LeQuin, LeQuinn, Mac Quin, MacGinn, MacGuin, MacGuinn, MacGuyn, MacGuyne, MacGuynn, MacGuynne, MacGwine, MacGwinn, MacGwyn, MacGwyne, MacGwynn, MacGwynne, Mack McCutchan, MacQuin, MacQuinn, Magennis, Maginn, Maginnes, Maginness, Maginnis, Maginniss, Mc Cuine, McCain, McCann, McConn, McCoyne, McCuin, McCuine, McCuinn, McGinn, McGinnes, McGinness, McGinnis, McGoin, McGuen, McGuin, McGuine, McGuines, McGuiness, McGuinn, McGuinness, McGwin, McGwinn, McGwyn, McGwynn, McQuen, McQuin, McQuine, McQuinn, Meginnis, Meginniss, O Guinidhe, O'Cain, O'Coigne, O'Coin, O'Conn, O'Coyne, Ocuin, O'Cuin, Ocuinn, O'Cuinn, O'Floinn, O'Flynn, O'Goin, Oguin, O'Guin, OGuinan, O'Guinan, O'Guiney, O'Guinidhe, Oguinn, O'Guinn, OGuinness, O'Guinness, O'Guinye, Ogwen, O'Gwen, Ogwin, O'Gwin, Ogwinn, O'Gwinn, Ogwyn, O'Gwyn, Ogwynn, O'Gwynn, O'Gynn, O'Queen, O'Quein, Oquin, O'Quin, Oquinn, O'Quinn, Quanne, Queen, Quein, Quent, Quien, Quinan, Quinane, Quine, Quiner, Quinet, Quinette, Quiney, Quinian, Quinn, Quinnan, Quinnear, Quinnell, Quinnelly, Quinneth, Quinnett, Quinney, Quinnie, Quinny, Quint, Quinte, Quiny, Quynne, Qween, Qwen, Seguin, U'Cuinn, UiCuin, Ui'Cuin, UiCuinn, Ui'Cuinn, Uicuinneagain, Ui'Cuinneagain, UiGin, Ui'Gin, UiGinn, Ui'Ginn, U'Quin, U'Quinn, Winn, Winne, Winney, Winnie, Winns, Wyndham-Quin, Wyndham-Quinn, Wyndum-Quin, Wyndum-Quinn, Wynn, Wynne, Wynnell, Wynns  

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Last Will and Testaments

The first thing I would do is to go ahead and register with the website.  For ease, rather than create hyperlinking text, I try to provide the full URL.  The hope is that this post helps you find what you are looking for and hang onto the files you need.

Keep in mind that the Family Search website is an official site belonging to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

To Register follow this link:

Chose the appropriate selection for your new account.  The reason to register is that you will have the ability to save the things you want to research in the account's "Source Box" making it very easy to retrieve later on down the line.

Because I am researching primarily my family lines originating in Carteret County, migrating to Duplin County and then headed to all parts of the planet, I provide the following quick links to those resources.  Once there, simply click the letter of the last name that you want to retrieve.

Note:  Not all people will be listed in the resource file.  Just create a new search and let the cards fall where they may.



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