Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Genetic Homeland for Laughlin Quin (1703-1774)

In researching the lineages of Laughlin Quin, Richard Quin, Edmond Quin and Thomas Quin, we find they are all found in the circle represented in the map below.  You will also see further identification with associations of the Birne, Butler, Martin, McCool, O'Toole and Welsh surnames all prominent families residing within the circle.  You will find references to Original Prerogative Wills for said Quin's of this area. These affiliations are not secretive, but little has been done to correctly associate Quin's to these dynasties.  I expect this comes as result of the usurped lineage of Capt. Thady Quinn who, along with the Quin's from above were attained in 1642 by Cromwell's memorable ordinances.

In a letter dated 24 March 1547, the boy king Edward VI granted the Earls of Desmond "the manors and dominions of Croom and Adare, in the county of Limerick, to hold for life." The grant was short lived; the Desmond Rebellions brought control of the lands to the St. Leger family. For the next century, the lands passed from 10 families: St. Leger, Zouch, Gould, Rigges, Wallop, Norreis (Norris), Jephson, Evans, Ormesby (Ormsby), and then Quin.

The Welsh Connection
Dunraven – a Welsh/Irish Estate in Glamorgan

Dunraven Castle formerly stood on its prominent headland overlooking the beautiful Dunraven Bay, looking towards the village of Southerndown, on the Glamorganshire coast of South Wales. It was a very well-known landmark and since the demolition of the house in 1963, the gap left has been a great source of sadness to many local residents and visitors from all over the United Kingdom, many of whom spent successive holidays in the area between the two world wars and earlier. Nestling in the slight depression at the northern edge of the headland, away from the seaward promontory of Trwyn y Wrach – the Witch’s Point, it was a site of great beauty. 

Nowadays, the site is in the care of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Project. The walled gardens, once so immaculate, have been partly restored, but only to a limited extent, but the Bothi and the clock tower over the entrance to the courtyard have passed into oblivion with the house, leaving only memories, tradition and legends behind. Stories of Dunraven have been recounted and handed down over the years, especially among local people, and have featured ‘The Blue Lady of Dunraven’ about whom a musical item was composed for a tenor voice together with an unsuccessful film, which was not generally released, in the 1930s. The Dunraven Show was, in the 1920s and ‘30s, an important event in the agricultural calendar. Guests at the castle included royalty and many prominent people of their day.

Dunraven or Dyndryfan – the three-sided fortress – is a very ancient site, now unoccupied for probably the first time in nearly 3,000 years! It was the site of a substantial Iron Age fort whose post-hole dimensions can still be traced with the help of an archaeological map. It was later an important seat of the Silures and of the Catuvellauni in the first century A.D., under their chief Caractacus (Caradog), the son of Cunobelinus (Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ perhaps?). In the years following the Claudian conquest Caractacus conducted a gallant but unsuccessful guerrilla operation in Wales against the Romans until, betrayed by the Brigantine queen, Cartimandua, he was taken captive to Rome in A.D. 51 where he was exhibited in triumph and so impressed Claudius that he pardoned him and allowed him to live freely in Rome until he died.

Following the Norman conquest of Glamorgan from 1093 A.D. the Lordship of Ogmore was granted to William de Londres who established his castle on the bank of the Ewenni river which ran into the Ogmore river a short distance below the site. William’s son, Maurice de Londres, succeeded at Ogmore and had also acquired a new castle, at Kidweli, which was in process of being built by Bishop Roger and which Maurice had to complete. Tradition has it that Maurice, when away visiting his new castle, left Ogmore Castle in the charge of his chief steward, Arnold le Boteler. The castle was attacked by the Welsh but Arnold organised the defence so well that the attack was repulsed and the castle saved. When Maurice de Londres returned to Ogmore, in appreciation of Arnold’s loyalty and competence, he granted to him the Manor of Dyndryfan, within the lordship. This probably occurred about 1140 and, in time, the family at Dyndryfan founded by Arnold became the Butler family of Dunraven and they held the manor until the death of the last Arnold Butler in 1541. The large canopied tomb of Sir John Butler and his wife can be seen today in the parish church of St. Brides Major (St. Bride = Naomh BrĂ­d = St. Bridget of Kildare – Ed.). The last Arnold Butler was succeeded by a nephew, Walter Vaughan of Bradwardine, Hereford.

In 1642 Dunraven was sold by Sir George Vaughan to Sir Humphrey Wyndham and his son John. These Wyndhams were directly descended from a Saxon nobleman, Ailwardus, who in the early 11th century, after the Norman Conquest, assumed the name ‘de Wymondham’ after his property in Norfolk which is popularly pronounced ‘Wyndham’ – thus Wyndham henceforth.

In the 16th century Sir Humphrey Wyndham was the 3rd son of Sir John Wyndham of Orchard, Somerset, and he married Joan, daughter of Sir John Carne, of Ewenny Priory, Glamorgan. Their eldest son was John Wyndham of Dunraven whose two sons died without issue, leaving their sister, Jane Wyndham, as heiress of Dunraven. She married her relative, Thomas Wyndham of Clearwell Court in the Forest of Dean. On Jane’s death Thomas married Anne, daughter and eventual heiress of Samuel Edwin of Llanfihangel, near Cowbridge, Glamorgan. Anne’s mother was Catherine, daughter of Robert, the Earl of Manchester. Thomas died in 1751 and Anne in 1758. Their son Charles Wyndham of Dunraven and Clearwell (M.P. for Glamorgan 1780 - 89) assumed the name of Edwin according to his uncle’s will but soon reverted to Wyndham. He married Eleanor Rooke of Bigswear, Gloucestershire and had one son, Thomas, who succeeded to Dunraven and Clearwell on his father’s death in 1801. 

This Thomas Wyndham is the best-known name in the Dunraven story. He was MP for Glamorgan from 1789 - 1814 and married Anne Ashby, granddaughter of Robert Jones of Fonmon Castle, Glamorgan. As founder and prime mover of the Glamorgan Agricultural Society in 1772 he was anxious to promote ideas which would benefit Glamorgan and in particular the central Glamorgan and Bridgend area. He was the promoter of the great new woollen mill in Bridgend in the 1790s and was instrumental in bringing Robert Dare from Devon to manage the mill. He introduced the deer herd to Dunraven and built the kennels for the Dunraven pack of fox-hounds at Seamouth which is now the Heritage Coast visitors’ centre. When he died in 1814 his funeral at St. Brides Major Church was said to have been the largest ever known in the district. His widow, Anne, later married John Wick Bennett, Esquire, of Laleston, Bridgend. Thomas Wyndham’s two sons died young and his heiress was his only daughter, Caroline.

In 1810 Caroline Wyndham, the Dunraven and Clearwell heiress, brought a new name to to the Dunraven line when she married the Hon. Wyndham Quin, MP for County Limerick, eldest son of Lord Adare of Adare who afterwards became the 2nd Earl of Dunraven as we shall find in the following account of the Quin lineage, which leads to the resultant use of of the family name of Wyndham-Quin in relation to Dunraven.

Quin and Wyndham-Quin

The Quins were one of the few families of Celtic origin in the Irish peerage. Their ancestors were chiefs of the clan of Hy-Ifearnan in an early barony of the county of Clare which derived its name of Inchiquin from them. The lineal pedigree of the O’Quins of Munster, etc., is given in O’Ferrall’s Linea Antiqua. The pedigree continues to Donogh Quin, nephew of Dr. John Coyn, or Quin, preferred at the time of Henry VIII to the See of Limerick but resigned in 1551. Donogh’s grandson, the second Donogh Quin, married the heiress of the O’Riordan family who had been settled in Limerick for about 500 years. He died in 1671, leaving a son, Thady Quin of Adare, who died in 1726. Thady Quin was succeeded by Valentine Quin of Adare, who in 1707 had married Mary, daughter and co- heir of Henry Widenham of The Court, Adare. Valentine died in 1754 and was succeeded by his son Valentine Richard Quin, MP for Killmallock 1799 - 1800, who was created a Baronet of Great Britain in 1781 and was raised to the peerage in 1800 as Baron Adare of Adare. He was advanced to a Viscountcy in 1816 as Viscount Mount Earl and became Viscount Adare and the first Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl on 5 February, 1822. He had presumably chosen the title of ‘Dunraven’ in honour of his daughter-in-law, Caroline Wyndham, who had married his eldest son in 1810. His earldom lasted only two years and in 1824 his son, Windham Henry Quin, became the 2nd Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl. The family name had officially become Wyndham-Quin in 1815.
Prior to 1803 Dunraven House was a rather nondescript low-built structure with nothing of beauty to commend it, as we can see in an engraving of 1776 by Samuel Hooper. Mrs. Thomas Wyndham, having come to the old house in 1801, had a good idea of the house she wished to have and set about the project with her husband’s full approval. She employed no professional architect and designed and drew the plans herself while her husband arranged for the work to be carried out by a Mr. Willis of Bridgend, using as much materials from within the extensive Dunraven estate as possible.

This, then, was the re-built ‘Dunraven Castle’ acquired by the 2nd Earl and his wife Caroline in 1824. A note here concerning that remarkable lady is worthy of attention. She was a great benefactress of the town and people of Bridgend. Shocked by the Report to the General Board of Health by G.T. Clark in 1849 on the Sanitation and Water Supply of Bridgend, Caroline eventually provided the town’s first piped water supply in 1857 – paying for it herself as the Local Board were unable to do so. In honour of this tremendous boon, she was presented with an illuminated address and Eastgate was renamed Caroline Street. She later preferred to live in Clearwell Court of which she was very fond and died there in 1870. In the village of Clearwell she had a new church built, near to the Castle entrance, and appointed a young curate from St. Brides Major to take charge. About the same time, in the 1860s, she00 built a new village school opposite the church and brought a William Draper (the writer’s great-grandfather) from Halstead, Essex as the Master.

The 3rd Earl, Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham-Quin, Knight of St. Patrick, MP for Glamorgan, 1836-1850, and Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum for County Limerick (born 1812), married in 1836 Augusta, granddaughter of Valentine Quin of Rosbrien. Their son, Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, became the 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl in 1871. He had a distinguished military and political career and was Under Secretary of State for the Colonies 1885-1887. He was a K.P., P.C., C.M.G., O.B.E., Lieutenant of County Limerick, J.P. of Glamorgan, Hon. Colonel of the 5th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, of the 23rd Armoured Car Company, T.A. and served in Abyssinia and South Africa. He was a leading figure in ocean yacht racing – his yacht ‘Valkyrie’ was a well-known rival to such as the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII. In 1869 he married Florence Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Charles Lennox Kerr but died in 1926 leaving two daughters and no heir. Thus the title passed to his cousin, Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, 5th Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl, C.B., D.S.O., D.L. County of Glamorgan, Military Secretary to the Governor of Madras 1886-89, MP for south Glamorgan 1895-1906 (including the ‘Khaki Election’ of 1901 while he was serving in South Africa), and High Sheriff of County Kilkenny, 1914.

In 1885 he married Lady Eva Bourke, daughter of the 6th Earl of Mayo, and they had two sons and three daughters. The 5th Earl, still remembered with considerable affection by several now elderly people in the area for his active involvement in village affairs, including being an active President of the Southerndown Cricket Club, and his rapport with tenant families on the estate, died in October 1952 in his 96th year and was succeeded by his eldest son, Richard Southwell Windham Wyndham-Quin, as 6th Earl. He in turn died in August 1965 followed by the 7th Earl, Thady Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin. The 5th Earl’s second son was Captain Valentine Maurice Wyndham-Quin, R.N., father of the 6th Marchioness of Salisbury.

In the two world wars, Dunraven Castle was a military hospital and having deteriorated was not used as a residence again by the Earls of Dunraven. With only a caretaker staff it was unused except for a short period as a holiday hostel in the early 1950s by the Workers’ Travel Association and in 1962 its contents and fittings were subject to a great auction sale after which the castle was demolished in 1963.

For the many stories and and legends surrounding the history of Dunraven it is worth obtaining a copy of ‘Dunraven Castle, Glamorganshire’ by the 4th Earl of Dunraven (John Murray, 1926). A full lineage of the Wyndhams, Quins and associated families is worth examining in ‘Burke’s Peerage, 1970’, pages 877-878, with a good lineage of the Orchard- Wyndham family in ‘Burke’s Landed Gentry’.

©: David J. Pearce, a former RAF member, retired librarian and President of the Bridgend Local History Society, who now devotes much of his time to aviation history.

Published in The Green Dragon No 7, Summer 1998

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Morphing the Quinn surname to Guinn

For many genealogists, there is no greater challenge than to try and predict the spelling a word, let alone the spelling of a historical surname.  I mean, typically folks spelled words as they sounded; phonetically unless the were ultra educated and that still depends on where they were educated.

We know from the historic records of Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland that most Quinns were fairly well educated and could certainly read and write in the Irish and English languages.

This brings me to the different spelling of the surname Quinn, as opposed to surname Gwinn and Guinn.  Modern genetics have revealed information in an ongoing debate as to how Quinn genetically match Guinn, etc.  Often and in this case, we can clearly see in the genetic data where, why and how the G usage in its many forms rose among portions of our family. Paying homage to Wales and the his wife's lineage in Wales.

Now, that we have our genetic road map to untangle the obvious, I believe this mystery is resolved, at least in my mind.  We need not look any further than with the last Earl of Dunraven, Mountearl's DNA test results from 2004 to substantiate the assumed identity by the Windham line whom usurped the Quinn line in 1814.

This link works as of today.

From this document we learn from our DNA and the late Earl's DNA that the record is true.

This assertion is evidenced by by comparing Quinn and Gwinn DNA results at

From The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986 we can learn much about this obscured set of details.

County Limerick
1806 - 1820

b. 24 Sept. 1782, 1st s. of [Valentine] Richard, 1st Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl [I], by 1st w. Lady Frances Muriel Fox Strangways, da. of Stephen Fox†, 1st Earl of Ilchester. educ. Eton c.1796-9; Magdalen, Oxf. 1799. m. 27 Dec. 1810, Caroline, da. and h. of Thomas Wyndham*, 2s. 1da.; took name of Wyndham before Quin 7 Apr. 1815. suc. fa. as 2nd Earl of Dunraven and Mountearl [I] 24 Aug. 1824.

Then further down...

Although Quin voted for Catholic relief on 13 and 24 May 1813 (and did so again 30 May 1815, 21 May 1817 and 3 May 1819), he ceased to act with opposition in that Parliament. He had married a Welsh heiress and in 1814 was reported to have aspired to the county seat for Glamorgan, vacated by the death of his father-in-law, whose name he now assumed. But his father’s wish for promotion in the peerage and, above all, his own wish to secure himself in county Limerick, induced him to make his peace with government. On 28 Feb. 1815 he spoke in favour of the revised Corn Laws but, more significantly, on 28 Apr. he justified renewed war against Buonaparte. By 29 Apr. the chief secretary could describe him as having ‘sent in his adhesion’ and a week later as their ‘new ally’. He had ‘local objects’ which the premier asked the chief secretary to satisfy if possible, and apart from the nomination of the next sheriff he was given a sort of promise of the office of custos on Lord Muskerry’s death, but nothing else in that line, though his father was promoted viscount in February 1816.5 He duly voted with government, being named to the Irish finance committee on 4 Apr. 1816 and occasionally intervening in debate on Irish distillation. On 28 Feb. 1817 he cautioned ministers against going too far in the suspension of habeas corpus. On 23 May he defended the Irish insurrection bill as an ‘absolute necessity’. On 5 Dec. Peel assured Castlereagh that Wyndham Quin would second the address ‘better than any of the others’ proposed by the latter ‘and, unless he is afraid of being attacked by the opposition whose ranks he abandoned not very long since—will probably accede to your wishes’. He duly seconded it, 27 Jan. 1818, and was regarded as a firm friend of government in the ensuing session.6

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820
Author: P. J. Jupp
1. Grey mss.
2. Wellington mss, Monsell to Foster, 23 May 1807.
3. Ibid. Odell to Wellesley, 16 May 1807; Wellington Supp. Despatches, v. 599.
4. Fortescue mss; Chatsworth mss, Ponsonby to Devonshire, 4 Oct. 1812.
5. Add. 40189, f. 192; 40288, ff. 208, 224; 40290, f. 36; 40292, f. 192.
6. Add. 38366, f. 133; 40294, f. 92; Parl. Deb. xxxvii. 23.
7. Add. 40270, ff. 39, 128, 361; 40273, f. 97.
8.Parl. Deb. xxxix. 290, 613, 621, 661, 1176, 1274, 1398; Arbuthnot Corresp. (Cam. Soc. ser. 3, lxv), 13-15.
9.Hobhouse Diary, 84.

I will unveil another deep family connection based on the association with 1st w. Lady Frances Muriel Fox Strangways, da. of Stephen Fox†, 1st Earl of Ilchester in a forthcoming blog post.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Ann Kendal Brooks notes from David and Abner Quinn research

Caleb Quinn
Deed dated 05 Feb 1820
Duplin Deed Book 7, Page 46
260 Acres Sold to Jesse Quinn - Goshen Swamp, Maple Branch

Caleb Quinn
Deed dated 17 Nov 1829
Duplin Deed Book 3B, Page 152
To Margaret Bishop & grandsons Amos and Caleb Bishop 200 Acres in Jones County

Caleb Quinn
Deed dated 07 Mar 1833
Duplin Deed Book 5, Page 137
To John William Quinn his grandson gift 2 African American Slaves

Caleb and Jane Quinn
Deed dated 05 Mar 1833
Duplin Deed Book 6, page 170
To Elizabeth Quinn Woodward 2 African American Slaves

Quinn, Caleb
Deedd ated 1833
Duplin Deed Book 9, Page 176
To daughter Eleanor gift of 2 African American Slaves

Quinn, Caleb
Estate dated 1833
Duplin Inventories and Accounts              P 254
Jesse Quinn administrator and executor of Caleb’s will

Quinn, Caleb
Sergeant in Revolution mentioned by Robert Sloan in his pension application from Duplin County.  S 7523
NC Revolutionary Army Accounts
V 27, Page 5 N 3866
Caleb Quinn
Wilmington District
NC Revolutionary War Accounts
W No 1
Wilmington District
Page 19, number 1278

Caleb Quinn
Duplin County Court Minutes
1801-1804 Page 172
October 1803
Deed of Gift from Jesse Harris and Nathan Wilder to Caleb Quinn conveying rights to Negro Girl formerly property of Amos Johnston deceased 

Quinn, Caleb married Virginia Jane Johnston
1. Margaret Quinn married Willis Bishop Resided in Jones and Duplin Counties
                         a.              Jane Bishop married Jonas Turner
                         b.              Mary Bishop married Bryan Smith
                         c.              Amos Bishop married Polly Jane Quinn
                         d.              Barbara Bishop married Thomas Gresham
                         e.              Caleb Quinn Bishop
                         f.              Margaret Ann Bishop married Drew Hall

Virginia Johnston Quinn wife of Caleb Quinn
Gift, Duplin Deed Book K, Page 452             

Virginia Johnston Quinn wife of Caleb Quinn
Gift  09 Sep 1799
Duplin Deed Book M, Page 455
Receives 200 Acres East Side of Cypress Creek Joining the Lake and Isom Lanier

Virginia Jane Quinn widow of Caleb Quinn
1850 Census
Age 89 (Born 1761) in home of Eleanor Miller age 53 and is deaf and blind

Jesse Quinn
Duplin County Will Book 3, Page 12
Will of Jesse Quinn

Jesse Quinn
Deed dated 7 Apr 1827
Duplin Deed Book 1--5-10-14-15, Page 53
Land Transaction Stipulations

Jesse Quinn
Deed dated 19 Oct 1855
Duplin Deed Book 21, Page 622
146 Acres North Side of Goshen Swamp to Ichabod Quinn his son
Quinn, Jesse
Deed dated 17 Apr 1837
Duplin Deed Book 16, Page 293
Sells 2 of Caleb's Slaves Venus and Kenan to John E. Hussey for $200

Jesse Quinn, Jesse
Deed              1860                         Duplin Deed Book 28, page 8
Lewis J. Quinn gives 1/4 of 322 acres north side of Grove Branch

Quinn, Jesse
Duplin County Court Minutes
April 1827
Appointed guardian to Amos, Polly Jane, Jesse Brown Quinn

Susan Jernigan Quinn second wife of Jesse Quinn
10 Mar 1854
Wilmington Journal
Died February 27th left husband Jesse, 8 Children, 12 Grandchildren

Quinn, Jesse
Duplin County, NC
Death Certificate 15:412
Warsaw Township
Mrs. Zip Best,
b Duplin father Jessie Quinn b Duplin

Quinn, Jesse
Son of Caleb & Jane Johnston-Quinn
Married: (1) Zilpha Brown, daughter of Jesse and Arabella Middleton-Brown born c1795 died c1823
1. Amos Quinn born c1815, m. Susan Woodward his cousin
2. Polly Jane Quinn
3. Jesse Brown Quinn born 28 Nov 1820 
Married: (1)          Zip Brown
Married: (2)              Susan Jernigan 29 Dec 1824
Married: (3)              Martha Best the daughter of Reddin Best

Jesse Quinn
1850 Census
Jesse Quinn               age 56
Susan Quinn              age 49
Ichabod Quinn           age 24
Julia Quinn               age 18
Eliza Quinn               age 16
Franklin Quinn          age 14
Rachal Quinn            age 12
Esther Quinn             age 9
Mary A. Holland      age 25

Quinn, Brantley Dickson
Duplin Court Minutes
January 1838
Jesse Quinn appointed Guardian
January 1841 Jesse resigned as guardian and Joseph T. Miller assigned

Lovick, Thomas
Deed dated 07 Sep 1749
Carteret Deed Book E, Page 217
to Loftin Quin, Planter, 100lbs, 100 Acres Bogue Sound at mouth of Jumping Run

Quinn, Loftin
Deed dated 05 Sep 1749
Carteret Deed Book E, Page 253
Loftin Releases Deed back to Lovick as he cannot pay land is waste for planting

Johnston, Amos
Will 1801-1802
Duplin County Will Book A, Page 229
Names daughter Virginia Quinn as Heir

Woodward, David
Deed dated 25 Feb 1834
Duplin Deed Book 5, Page 136
to Jesse Quinn, $180, estate of Caleb Quinn

Jones, Merrit
Deed dated 2 Jan 1835
Duplin Deed Book 9, Page 64
Sells his part of late Caleb Quinn's estate

Quinn, David
Estate dated Oct 1845
Duplin Deed Book 18, Page 24
Estate division of land to heirs

Newton, Jesse
Duplin Division Book A, page 94                        

Stanford, Thomas
Deed dated 25 Nov 1844
Duplin Deed Book 17, page 128
322 Acres Grove Branch west side of Meadow Branch and $159 to David, Jesse, Lewis and Thomas Quinn

Quinn, David
Deed  dated 29 Sep 1815
Carteret Quit Rents                                   
$9 sells rights of Joseph Bell, Sr. to heirs
Land North Side Newport River to David, Caleb, John Bell

Quinn, David
Deed 21 Mar 1826
Duplin Deed Book 8, page 184

Conner, John
Duplin Deed Book 21, page 237-238
May show marriage of John Conner and Winifred Quinn

Quinn, Ichabod
Deed dated 24 Feb 1855              
Duplin Deed Book 21, page 532
to Daughter Sarah G. Thomas new wife of Quinn gifts two Negroes

Quinn, John W.
Deed 14 Sep 1858             
Jones Deed Book 23, page 227
$225 and Negro slave

Quinn, John W.
Deed 15 Mar 1848
Jones Deed Book 22, page 270
$700 and Negro Slave to Merrit Jones

Quinn, John W.
Deed 15 Mar 1848              
Jones Deed Book 22, page 270
$810 and Negro Slave to Merrit Jones

Hunter & Quinn
Deed 20 Oct 1812
Duplin Deed Book 5, page 121
Edward and Nancy Hunter and William Quinn to John Cooper and heirs of James Quinn Land South Side Grove Swamp

Rigby, William
Estate 1805                         
Duplin Deed Book A, page 153
Heirs of James Quinn receive land of William Rigby's estate

Quinn, James
Heirs 1811
Duplin Division Book A, page 19
Heirs of James Quinn named

Rigby, William
Deed 01 Jun 1788              
Duplin Deed Book E, page 401
Gift to son-in-law James Quinn for 20 shillings 110 acres of Grove Swamp and SS Horse Branch on both sides Mill Br.

Quinn, Esther
Will  28 Jul 1841              
Duplin Deed Book 14, page 366
Plantation to Esther, Henry Smith and daughter Catherine Quinn-Smit West Side Maxwell Swamp

Woodward, David
Deed              00 Feb 1834              
Duplin Deed Book 5, page 136
To Jesse Quinn his right and wife's right to estate of late Caleb Quinn

Carter, Alexander
Deed  dated 21 Nov 1820              
Duplin Deed Book 3, page 119
To daughter in law Winifred Quinn Gift 146 acres n. side of Mathews Branch known as Blizzard Place and Negro Girl

Quinn, Mary & Cassandra
Deed dated 25 Jul 1823              
Duplin Deed Book Z, page 33
To Lebeus Middleton $4 and land south side of Golden Grove, lots, their deceased father's land

Winders, Henry & Wife
Deed dated 25 Jul 1823              
Duplin Deed Book Z, page 33
To Lebeus Middleton $56 and 18 acres south side Grove, Horse Branch

Quinn, James M.
Deed 05 Sep 1844
Duplin Deed Book 17, page 98
To John Davis, all right & interest in negroes that was in my father's Enoch Quinn's possession when he died $100

Brock, Celia
Deed 30 Dec 1862
Duplin Deed Book 25, page 473
To Thomas Quinn deed gift 54 acres east side Beaver Dam of Limestone, Thomas Quinn's line

Quinn, Thomas
Will 1790
Duplin County Will Book A, page 503
To Jacob Williams Land and Plantation that was willed to son instead of daughter

Quinn, Thomas
Deed 14 Oct 1809              
Duplin County Deed Book 4A, page 45
To Celia Brock 54 acres granted in 1754 land Beaverdam east side Limestone Cr and both sides White Oak Branch

Quin, Thomas
Will dated 30 Jan 1779
NC Archives Duplin County A-54
Original Wills, Legatee of Thomas Britton

Quinn, Loftin
Deed 13 Jan 1842
Onslow County Deed Book 21, page 313
To daughter Julia Ann Quinn reserves also for himself and wife

Quin, Thomas
Duvall, Virginia Colonial Abstracts
Serial 2, Volume 6, Prince George County, Volume 1 Land Patents 1666-1719
Book 9 390-391 page 39
Captain William Hunt 4,342 Acres
Charles City County both sides of Nottaway River Transferred to 87 persons including Thomas Quin and Martha Kenneday

Quinn, Thomas
North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts W No 1 1781-1783
Wilmington District
Page 34 number 2149

Quinn, Michael
NC State Records
XVI page 1141
Lt. Michael Quinn of Walsh's Company
28 November 1776 Commissioned
01 August 1777 Promoted to Captain
14 December 1779 Retired
1780 Recalled for South Carolina Campaign 
After retirement in December of 1779 Captain Quinn was recalled to service in the South Carolina Campaign.  Sometime thereafter was captured and Michael apparently elected crossed sides to fight in the Service of the King.  At some later point Michael was made commander of HMS General Arnold a Row Galley Gun Ship.  A Row Galley is a ship that is powered by oar versus wind and were effective in the destruction of other ships and fortifications.  While engaged in the Chowan River near Edenton Harbor HMS General Arnold ran aground and was eventually captured by the Edenton Militia.  Michael was taken Prisoner of War and upon transport to Halifax it was ordered by Colonel William Linton without due process that the guards summarily execute Commander Captain Quinn.  The guard was immediately pardoned by the then acting Governor of North Carolina.  Hardee Murfree is reported to have given some account, but those records have not been located.  Earlier, before this event Michael had received a land grant in excess of 2,000 acres in North Carolina.

Thomas Quinn
Shephard's Company
Enlisted 29 Aug 1777
3 Years
Prisoner 01 June 1779
Mustered Out November 1779

1786 Census
Duplin County, NC

Captain Ward's District
Taken By Charles Ward
33 Widow Quin
              2 WM 21-6-
              2 WM under 21 and over 60
              2 WF

Captain Hubbard's District
Taken By Samel Houston
52 Thomas Quin 1-2-5
58 Caleb Quinn 1-0-0

1806 Tax List, Duplin County
Quinn, David 500-1-2
Quinn, Caleb 501-1-1
Quinn, Loftin 100-1-0
Quinn, Thomas 300-0-2

Quin, Mary
Duplin County Court Minutes 1791-1793 page 44
January 1793 James Quinn granted administrator of estate of Mary Quin deceased

Quin, Mary
Duplin County Estate Records 1779-1930 NC Archives
File: Quinn, Mary 1793
David Quin
Enoch Quin
James Quin
Elenor Hudins
George Quin
et al

Quinn, Abner
born 1815
died 30 Sep 1901 (86 years old)
Bellvue Cemetery, Wilmington, NC

Quinn, Abner, Jr.
20 May 1813
Carteret County NC Court Minutes
Deed from George Read, 100 acres Newport ackd.

Quinn, Abner
11 Jul 1795
150 Acres joining Edward Cananday's entry dated 4 June 1788 no 599 & his own land where he now lives on the north side of the Newport River.
Carteret Land Entries 1788-1795

Quinn, Abner
North Carolina Revoulutionary Army Accounts W No 1 1781-1783
Wilmington District. request for payment for horses and supplies
Page 37 number 2330

Quinn, Loflin
1870 Census
Shelby County, AL
Hillsboro, AL

Loflin Quinn Quinn Age 77, farmer born NC
Emily Merrill, 50, keeps house, born AL

Quinn, Loftin
Detached 4th Company Carteret Regiment, War of 1812

Quinn, Loftin
Duplin County Court Minutes April 1809

Loftin Quinn now 10 years old on 9 June 1809 bound to Willis Bishop to learn trade of Cooper

Quinn, Loftin

1850 Census
Duplin County
North Division
Loftin Age 52 (1798)
Nancy 50 (1800)
Sarah 20 (1810)
John 18 (1812)
Eliza 17 (1813)
James 13 (1837)
Elizabeth 11 (1839)

Quinn, Wright
The Morning Star
Wilmington, NC
11 Feb 1881

Wright Quinn 70 years old found murdered in his own home in Duplin County near the Jones County line last week. He was in the act of making supper and lived alone when some fiend shot him and then placed his body in the fireplace and pilled a quantity of wood on the reamins and attempted to burn them.

Quinn, Wright
1850 Census
Jones County
Tuckahoe District
Wright Quinn age 40, Cooper
Hepsey Quinn age 38
Bryan 16
George 12
Killis              10 Deaf and Dumb
Merret 8
Levi 6
Henry 3
Waitsel 1

Quinn, Hepsey
1850 Census
Jones County
Tuckahoe District
Hepsey Age 33
Ann Age 8

Edgecombe County Will Abstracts:
page 252 - 1789 - James Permenter left James Quinn land
page 34 - 1783 - William Quinn witnessed Richard Bell's will
page 162 - 1783 William Quinn witnessed Peter Hines will

Quinn, Nancy
Raleigh Star & North Carolina State Gazette
23 December 1830

Duplin County Court November Term 1830
Nancy Quinn vs. Loftin Quinn and other heirs of Thomas Quinn deceased petition for dower. Ann Mullen and Elizabeth Murray heirs at law are not residents of this state.

Quinn, Enoch
Duplin County Court Minutes January 1842
Winifred Quinn vs heirs at law of Enoch Quinn
Petition for dower

Quinn, Enoch
Duplin County Court Minutes, October 1840
Administrator on estate of Enoch Quinn to Winifred Quinn

Quinn, Enoch
Duplin County Court Minutes 1793-1798, page 320
July 1797
Enoch Quinn insolvent for 1795

Quinn, Enoch
Duplin County North Carolina Records of Committees to Divide Real Estate
Estate Book A, page 87
January Term 1844 Enoch Quinn's Lane
his children and heirs at law are:
1. Susan Jane Lytle
2. James M. Quinn
3. Alexander Quinn
4. John Quinn
5. Herring Quinn
6. Solomon Quinn
7. George Quinn
8. Rachael W. Quinn
9. Enoch Quinn, Jr.

Quinn, Sarah
Duplin County Court Minutes, July 1852
State by Sarah Quinn v. James Tindal bastardly he admits he is the father

Quinn, Elizabeth
Raleigh Register, 3/13/1827
Married 2/4/1827 Jesse Newton

Quinn, Elizabeth
Daughter of Caleb married David Woodward

1850 Census
Elizabeth Woodward age 51 (1799)
Susan J. (20)
David J. (17)
James F. (14)

Quinn, James
NC Revolutionary Army Accounts W No. 1, 1781-1783
Wilmington District
page 20, no 1304

Quinn, Esther
Duplin County Court Minutes, January 1837
Commissioners appointed to lay off to Esther Quinn 1 years allowance

Quinn, James
Duplin County Court Minutes January 1811
Mary Bray to receive dower in land of James Quinn

Quinn, James
Duplin County Court Minutes January 1802, page 41
Thomas Quinn appointed guardian to William and Nancy Quinn orphans of James Quinn deceased

Duplin County Court Minutes January 1802, page 42
Mary widow of James Quinn granted Administrator

Quinn, David
Duplin County Court Minutes April 1810
Ordered that David Quinn minor orphan in care of Joseph Bray be in care of William Dickson

Quinn, James
Duplin Division
3 May 1811
Heirs - Children
1. Nancy Quinn
2. William Quinn
3. Kitty Quinn
4. Polly Quinn
5. Dolly Quinn
6. David Quinn
7. Casey Quinn

Quin, James
Probate Records in Chowan County, NC
Bound Miscellaneous Papers 1694-1799

April 1756
Division of Estate of Samuel Padgett to: Widow, Samuel Padgett, Micalah Padgett, and John Padgett

January 1758
Order to sell slave belonging to estate of Samuel Padgett and distribute to James Quin in right of Mary his wife late relict of the said Samuell & the children: Distribution to Samell Padgett, Mary Padgett and John Padgett. 

More Padgett

Quinn James
1850 Census
James Quinn 53 (1797)
Nancy 50 (1800)
Creta A. 14
Lewis J. 12
John F. 1 10
Sarah T. 6
Next Family David Quinn age 25 et al

Quinn, Jesse Brown
Death Certificate 17:394
Duplin County, NC
Wolfscrape TWP
Mount Olive
Jesse George Quinn, wife Edith Catherine Southerland 82-1 born Duplin County father Jesse Brown Quinn and mother Elizabeth B. Best born Duplin County informant Isham Quinn, Mount Olive died 20 June 1930

Quinn, John A.
Wilmington Journal 26 December 1863

John A. Quinn died at the hospital at Richmond on the 8th of November last John A. Quinn of Albertson's Precinct in Duplin County about 30 years of age.  He volunteered April 1861, Captain William E. Wooten's company and served in every battle in which the 27th regiment was engaged was mortally wounded in battle at Bristow Station.  Remains brought home and interred in family burying ground, on the 6th inst.  He leaves a wife, three children, also three brothers who have faithfully served their country.  His precinct has furnished 98 volunteers, no conscripts nor has any man hired a substitute. Fourteen have offered up their lives upon the alter of liberty.

Quinn, James Robert
Death Certificate 2:18
Duplin County, NC

James Robert Quinn, 9 Mar 1851 - 31 Aug 1915 Cypress Creek born Beaulaville, NC buried in Parker Cemetery.

Quinn, James
Duplin Court Minutes, March 1823
James Quinn licensed to sell spirituous liquors by small measure.

Quinn, James
daughter Dolly Quinn married Henry Winders & had Susan Catherine Winders (1829-1915) married William Kornegay
A.T. Outlaw, Outlaw Genealogy, Page 62

Quinn, James
Wilmington Journal
2 August 1860
Married 15 inst. by John R. Wallace, James W. Hanchey to Celia A Hanchey daughter of 
James Quinn, all of Duplin

Quinn, James
The Weekly Courier
Fayetetville, NC
28 July 1860
Married 15th inst. James W. Hanchey tand Celia A. daughter of James Quinn, Esq. all of Duplin

Quinn, Jesse George
Duplin County Death Certificate 18:354
Wolfscrape TWP

Edith Quinn, husband J.G. b. 8 Nov 1853 Duplin father Isham Southerland b Duplin Mother Fannie Denmark born Duplin
Informant F. L. Quinn
Mount Olive
burried Duplin died 21 Apr 1931

Quinn, Elenor
Duplin County, NC Court Minutes July 1810
Ellenor Quinn orphan about 14 bound to Loftin Quinn

Quinn, John
Duplin County, NC Court Minutes July 1810
Orphan about 10 bound to Loflin Quinn

Quinn, John W.
NC Archives
Duplin County Estate Records 1779-1930
File: Quinn, J.W. 1891
1. Susan Sandlin
2. Zilpha A. Qilkins
3. James R. Quinn
4. Owen William (O.W.) Quinn
5. Mary Bostic
6. G. G. Quinn
7. Idella Quinn

Quinn, John William
Son of Ichabod and Mary Bishop Quinn
Born 30 Apr 1836
married Mavil Catherine Andrews born circa 1830
1.  Susan born circa 1847 married William Sandlin 13 Aug 1867 Limestone TWP
2.  Zilpha Ann born circa 1848 married George Clinton Wilkins
3.  James Robert born circa 1851 married Henrietta Parker
4.  Owen William born 19 May 1853 died 17 Feb 1926 burried South Beaulaville married Eliza Jane Sandlin
5.  Mary born circa 1855 married Stokely Bostic
6.  George Gaylor born circa 1858 married (teacher)
7.  Thomas Patrick born 4 Oct 1860 died 16 Sep 1940 married Mattie Houston

Quinn, John William
Duplin County NC Record of Committees to Divide Real Estate C. page 328
Division of Merrel C. Thigpen 1871
1. William Sandlin
2. Owen W Quinn
3. Adella Thigpen
4. Thomas P. Quinn
5. James R. Quinn
6. George C. Wilkins
7. George G Quinn
8. Mary Quinn

Question?  Had Mavel C. widow of John W. Quinn remarried Thigpen

Quinn, John William
Duplin County Death Certificate 25:279

Idella Quinn widow of said J.W. Quinn born 24 Jan 1868 daughter of Drew Thigpen & Mavil Andrews both of Duplin County died 11 Dec 1938
informant Marion Quinn

Quinn, John W.
Goldsboro Messenger
November 15th, 1883
Married in Albertson TWP Duplin County on Sunday the 4th at residence of Mr. W.L. Quinn by John Maxwell, J.P. Mr. John W. Quinn to Mrs. Florence Waters, all of Duplin

Quinn, Sylonus
1860 Census

Sylonus Quinn (44) 1816
Marenda Jane Teachy (30) 1830
Thomas (6) 1854
Mary E. (4) 1856
John (2) 1858
Marenda (1) 1859

Quinn, Solomon
Solomon Quinn of Craven County to John Conner $225 land south side of road leading from John Davis's place to Prospect Meeting House, land alloted to Solomon Quinn

Quinn, William
Duplin County, NC Court Minutes October 1806
William Quinn apprentice to Owen Rigby

Quinn, William and Mary
Duplin County, NC Court Minutes 1801-1804, page 64
April 1802

Nancy Quinn (13 years) bound to Thomas Quinn until 18 years of age
William Quinn (10 years) bound to Thomas Quinn
page 130

April 1803
Nancy Quinn minor about 13 bound to Jehu Wilkinson
page 146

July 1803
William Quinn now 11 on May 4 last bound to John Phillips

Quinn, William et al
Edgecombe County, NC
Will 7 Aug 1790 - November Court 1790
Wife Milly all residue; reversion to             
Patty Jones
Nancy Sandiser

Executor Henry Hines, Amos Johnston, Peter Hines witnessed Hugh Cravey, Benjamin Blackburn, Ezekiel Causey, Richard Shirley

Quinn, John William
In bible of Robert Bishop in possession of J.J. Bishop Magnolia, NC 1962 is the following entry John William Quinn son of Ichabod Quinn and Mary his wife was born 30 Apr 1826

Quinn, John W.
1850 Census
John W. Quinn 24
Mavil Catherine 20
Susan 3
Zilpha A. 2
Mary Williams Quinn 50

Quinn John W.
1860 Census
John W. Quinn 35
Catherine 30
Susan 12
Zilpha 11
James 9
Owen 7
Mary 5
George 2
Mary Quinn 60
Mary Andrews 40

Quinn, Ichabod
Son of Caleb and Jane Johnston Quinn Married Mary Bishop b c 1800 Duplin County, NC daughter of Robert and Mary Bishop above 1860 Census shows Mary in home of John William Quinn

In 1841 Mary Quinn received a gift deed from her mother Mary Bishop
In 1833 John William Quinn received a gift of 2 Negroes from grandfather Caleb Quinn 
John William Quinn was the son of Ichabod Quinn and Mary his wife was born 30 Apr 1826 (Bishop Bibles)
Ichabod married Mavil Catherine Andrews born 26 Aug 1830 died 31 August 1868 daughter of Whitmell Hill Andrews
April of 1852
Duplin Court Minutes
Shown Mary Quinn as an heir to her brother John Bishop's estate

Quinn, David, James and George
Duplin County Court Minutes
July 1795
Part 1, page 15
4th District of Goshen
Joseph Grimes Overseer
Hands include names from above
Quinn, David Born Carteret County, NC 1758
married Esther Williams 17 March 1786 she was born 10 January 1763 Absalom Best was present at marriage performed by Samuel Houston, acting Justice of the Peace
1.  Nancy, born 8 Feb 1787
2.  Sara born 20 Dec 1789
3.  Caty born 17 Jan 1793
4.  Polly born 17 Jan 1795
5.  James born 17 Mar 1797
6.  Fanny born 8 Aug 1800
7.  Elizabeth born 2 Oct 1802
8.  Elender born 5 May 1804

Quinn, David
Duplin County Court Minutes
October 1812

David Hooks assigned guardian to David, Dolly, Polly, Cassey Quinn minor orphans
Quinn, David
Duplin County Court Minutes

April 1810

David Quinn minor in care of Joseph Bray be in care of William Dickson til July Court
Quinn, Dolly
Duplin County Court Minutes

Dolly Quinn minor, about 12 years old bound to David Hooks
Quinn, David
Duplin County
Muddy Creek Baptist Church Minutes

Quinn, David
Duplin Court Minutes
January 1837
Administration on estates of David Quinn granted to David Sloan and William Swinson with $7,000 bond

Quinn, David
The Cape Fear Recorder, March 7, 1827
Married in Duplin County, 4 ult. by Loftis Quinn, Esq. Mr. Jesse Newton to Miss Elizabeth dau of David Quinn, Esq.

Quinn, David
Duplin Court Minutes
July 1838

Quinn, James and Quinn, Catherine et al
versus Sloan, David & Swinson, William admrs. of David Quinn's estates
Petition for division of Negroes
Alloted to:
Esther Quinn
Michael Boyette and wife
James Quinn
Catherine Quinn
minor heirs of Benjamin Ezzell and wife

Quinn, David
Duplin Court Minutes
April 1838
James Quinn et al versus admrs, of David Quinn estate

Quinn, David
NC Revolutionary Army Accounts
W number 1
1781-1783 Wilmington District
Page 46 Number 3403

Quinn, David
Estate October of 1845
Division of Lands and Estate
Michael Boyette and Wife
Catherine Smith
3 Heirs of Benjamin Ezzell & Wife Polly
Jacob Herring and wife Fanny "Francis Quinn"
Peter Rogers and wife Nelly
Jesse Newton and wife Elizabeth

Quinn, David
14 years old bound to William Dickson

Quinn, David
Wilmington Journal, 28 July 1860
61st North Carolina Troops, Clingman's Brigade, Company G
KIA in Trenches near Petersburg, VA July 20, 1860

Quinn, George
Duplin Court Minutes
July 1804
Administrator of Geoerge Quin estate to Jacob Williams, Esquire
Duplin Court Minutes
April 1805
Orphans destitute of support, the orphans of George Quinn deceased in Captain Houstons's District
Enoch, Loftin, John, Ellenor, Henrietta

Duplin Court Minutes
April 1810
Stephen Smith and his wife Nancy Smity his wife to bring to next court four minor children of George Quinn deceased

Duplin Court Minutes
October 1811
James Stewart appointed guardian to Enoch, Eleanor, Loftin, John and Ritter Quinn minor children of Nancy Smith and late George Quinn

Quinn, Kirby married Clyde Chambers (See Chambers Book by Sawyer) Parents of Inex Quinn Jernigan murdered by Reverend Howard Duplin County 1981, Reference G. B. Murray, Warsaw, NC November 1981
Quinn, John W Duplin Court Minutes

January 1838
Jesse Quinn appointed Guardian
Quinn, Brantley Dickson
Duplin Court Minutes

January 1838
Jesse Quinn appointed Guardian
January 1841 Jesse resigned as guardian and Joseph T. Miller assigned

1850 Census
North Division
Brantley D. Quinn age 23 (1827)
Mary S. 18)
David D. (2.6)
Robert Phillips (46)

1860 Census
Mount Olive
Brantley D. Quinn (33)
Mary S.         (26)
David D. (10)
Cynthia A (8)
Mary J. (6)
Penny J. (1)

1870 Census
Brantley Quinn (45)
Mary S. (39)
David D. (17)
Mary J. (15)
Penny C. (11)
John E. (5)
Quinn, Amos
1850 Census
Amos Quinn (37) 1813
Sarah Quinn (29) 1821

1860 Census
Amos Quinn (44)
Sarah Quinn (39)
Quinn, E

1850 Census
West Filiciana Parish, Louisiana
E. Quinn (51) born NC
Catherine (39) born LA
R. W. (22) LA
Susan (19) LA
Alice C. (5) LA
Benjamin (2) LA

Quinn, Laughlin/Loftin
17 Feb 1766 Will
June 1761 Carteret Court Minutes Crossed Out
August 1761 Carteret Court Minutes Juryman new road Newport River
27 January 1773 Exempted from paying taxes. Colonial Records V9, Page 451-452
Quinn, Elizabeth daughter of Laughlin
Book, Blanche Humphrey Abee, Colonists of Carolina Page 219-220
Colonists of Carolina in the lineage of Hon. W.D. Humphrey
by Blanche Humphrey Abee
Published in 1938, The William Byrd press, inc. (Richmond, Va)
Colonists of Carolina in the lineage of Hon. W.D. Humphrey
Blanche Humphrey Abee
LCCN:               38019574
LC:               CS71.H926 1938
OCLC:               1615554
Subject:               Humphrey, Walter Davis, 1876-
Humphrey family.
Thomas family.

Quinn, Laughlin
NC Inventories and Sales of Estates 1712-1798

Quinn, Laughlin
Spanish Alarm
State Records 22, page 266

Quinn, Esther
Wilmington Journal
29 April 1859
Marriage to Simeon Garner evening of 14th instituted by the Reverend H. R. Kornegay

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Genetic Update

In the event you have been unable to check the results at Family Tree DNA lately. I upgraded my test there in late 2017 and tested positive for unique and new haplogroup known in the phylogenetic tree as R FGC11134, distinctly from the Wicklow Mountains and Grangecon.  Grangecon could mean in Irish Gaelic the Country House of Conn.

I am currently preparing an Amazon Kindle book that will contain a tiny snippet from the original documents, when and where available.  The book will cost now more than .99¢

For those requiring a hard copy book, these will be self published and made available this blog for roughly $500 USD.  It will contain the highest resolution impressions of the original document referenced with my own transcription of the original texts.  Genetic information and parsing will also be presented for this Irish Line of Quinns which are related to the Danish invaders of early Ireland.

Beginning in March, there will be a new Lineage Group at Family Tree DNA where those wanting verification can join, get their information and determine if they are related to Laughlin (Loflin) Quin (n) of Carteret County. My family line via Loflin's son Caleb took Revolutionary War land grants in Duplin County beginning in 1779.  Quinn lines are still extant on the King's grants for the Province of North Carolina and also on the rolls of the newly formed State of North Carolina by 1783.

This line is eligible for both the Daughter's of the American Revolution and subsequently, Sons of the American Revolution.  If you need assistance with obtaining the necessary lines of descent, please reply to this post with what it is you are requiring.  For everyone's sake, public view is the best tool for locating information about our family.  Contribute.  Caleb Quin was a Quartermaster Sergeant in 1779, 1781 & 1782 serving under Captain Ward's Company of Colonel Kenan's Regiment from Duplin County. This unit served primarily on the NE side of the Cape Fear river and engaged the enemy at various places over the course of the conflict.

If you want to find some of those original grants you will need to visit NC Land Grants and enter the last name QUIN not Quinn in the search query box.  From there, you will have free access to copies of the records.

For the migration and grants in Duplin County, please visit the Duplin County Register of Deeds and also accept their terms and conditions.

If you are unfamiliar with North Carolina Counties, here is current configuration.  

For a 1790 rendition with Dobbs county and other extinct counties. This 1790 map is a good place to start.

For both of these sites you can either register as a genealogist, or researcher, or can just access their sites as a visitor.  The benefit of registering with either is that you will be able to pick up where you left off and to save documents.  It is still free.

These two sites will be my reference point for copies of original documents, for transcribed versions I will point you to the online version of the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina at UNC-CH.  The project there is Documenting the American South.

Best, T. Allen Quinn

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.