William Hinshaw

                                        ┌── William Hinshaw
                                        │       ?-1699 
                   ┌── Thomas Hinshaw ──┤
                   │   c1680-?          │
                   │                    └── Elizabeth -
William Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1715            │                    ┌── Jacob Marshall
D: 1803            │                    │
                   └── Mary Marshall ───┤
                       c1685-?          │
                                        └── Margaret Edwards
M: Mary Courtney
   ├── William Hinshaw  1,2
   └── John Hinshaw (1755-?) 1,2,3,4

William Hinshaw     [ID 00065] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 1 1715, Northern Ireland.5  

He married Mary Courtney, 2-1-1742, Meeting House near Ballinderry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.4,6,7,8,9  

William was from Grange, Parish of Clanfekil, County Tyrone, and Mary was from Ballymaconn, Parish Mackerallin, County Down.6,7  Their marriage certificate was signed by Margaret Hinshaw6 and Toby and Sam Courtney [Toby was the father of Sarah].7  

William & Mary apparently emigrated to North Carolina sometime c1755, first settling within the bounds of the Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, later moving to the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting.  Entries in the Pasquotank MM records show that on 6-4-1761 William Hinshaw produced a certificate from Charlemont, North Ireland, dated 8-10-1755; On 4-7-1763 William Hinshaw requested a certificate to Cane Creek MM.2  

The Cane Creek MM records show that on 6-4-1763 William Hinshaw was received on a certificate from Pasquotank MM.2  

William Hinshaw died 4-1-1803, near Cane Creek, Randolph County, North Carolina; aged 88 years 10 mos.2,5,8,10

(photo)Photo: William Hinshaw death record Cane Creek MM Records 10


  1. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  2. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  3. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ireland.
  5. Family group sheets contributed by Thornton Neal Hinshaw
  6. Manuscript titled "Thomas Hinshaw 'The Little Irish Weaver' And Others" by John E. Hinshaw, Urban-Side-On-The-East, Emporia, Kansas, 1911.
  7. A Search Report commissioned from the Ulster Historical Foundation based upon records in the Public Records Office of Norther Ireland.
  8. Family group sheets contributed by Hugh Malcolm Hinshaw
  9. Contribution from Waldo Hinshaw citing: Grange MM Hinshaw notes
    from George Chapman of Grange, in the family papers of Seth B. Hinshaw.
  10. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251

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