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HENDERSONs of Fordell, Fife, Scotland & Augusta, VA (9K)
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The Henderson family who occupied Fordell Castle in
Fifeshire for many generations has been carefully documented by
Reverend William Stephen in his "History of Inverkeithing and
Rosyth," Aberdeen: G. & W. Fraser, 1921. A major portion of
the male line of these Hendersons follows.
1 John HENDERSON. Born 16 Dec 1686. Died
1729/1730. Third baronet of Fordell.
2 William HENDERSON Sir. Born circa 1664. Of
Fordell (Fife) Scotland. Died 28 Sep 1708 ae 44 yrs. Second
baronet of Fordel.
3 Jean HAMILTON. Born circa 1667. Of
Mountainhall. Died 9 Mar 1731 ae 64 yrs.
4 John HENDERSON Sir. Born 1626 in Fordell (Fife)
Scotland. Baptism 26 Jun 1626. Died 26 Jan 1682/1683 in Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Created (first) baronet 15 Jul 1664.
5 Margaret HAMILTON. Born circa 1635. Of
Orbliston (Morayshire) Scotland. Baptism 1 Nov 1635. Died 28 Mar
1671 in Scotland ae 36 yrs.
8 John HENDERSON Sir. Born Circa 1599/1600. Died
11 Mar 1649/1650 ae 50.
9 Margaret MENTEITH. Died 2 Apr 1653.
16 John HENDERSON Sir. Of Fordell (Fife) Scotland.
Died Jan 1617/1618.
17 Agnes BALFOUR. Of Balbuthy, Barry, and
Montquhannie. Died 1610/1615.
32 James HENDERSON. Born circa 1550. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died 1610/1612.
33 Jean MURRAY. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire) Scotland.
64 William HENDERSON. Born circa 1520. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died 10 Sep 1547 in battle of Pinkie
(Midlothian) Scotland.
65 Elizabeth SCOTT. Of Buccleuch (probably).
128 George HENDERSON. Born circa 1480. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died Sep 1547, slain at battle of Pinkie.
Burgess of Edinburgh.
129 Catherine ADAMSON. Died before 20 Aug 1546.
256 James HENDERSON. Born circa 1450. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field
(Northumberland) England. Justice-Clerk {1507-}. King's Advocate
{1494-1507}.
257 Helen BATY. Died after 9 Nov 1534.
512 Robert HENDERSON. Born circa 1430. Died after
1486 possibly in Inverkeithing. Burgess of Edinburgh.
513 Janet (Jonet).
While records of the male line of Hendersons fade in the
fifteenth century, several of the spouses whom these Hendersons
married came from noble families of Scotland. For example, Jean
Murray (#33, above), wife of James Henderson (#32) can be found
in Sir James Balfour Paul (ed.) "The Scots Peerage," vol. i, p.
465. One may trace her ancestry not only to many noble families
of Scotland, but also to the royal families of Europe. For
1 Jean MURRAY. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire) Scotland.
2 William MURRAY Sir. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire)
Scotland. Died 30 Jan 1562.
3 Katherine CAMPBELL. Of Glenurchy (Argyllshire)
Scotland. Died After 1576.
4 William MURRAY Sir. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire)
Scotland. Died 9 Sep 1513, slain at Flodden.
5 Margaret STEWART. Of Balvany.
10 John STEWART Earl of Atholl. Born about 1440.
Of Balvany. Died 15 Sep 1512 in Laighwood. Buried in Dunkeld
Cathedral. I Earl of Atholl (Perthsire) Scotland.
11 Margaret DOUGLAS. Died 1472/1475. Known as "fair
maid of Galloway".
20 James STEWART Sir. Of Lorn (Argyllshire)
Scotland. "The Black Knight of Lorne".
21 Joan BEAUFORT. Died 15 Jul 1445 in Dunbar.
Buried in Charterhouse, Perth.
42 John BEAUFORT Earl of Somerset. Born circa
1370/1372. Died 16 Mar 1409/1410 in hospital of St.
Catherine-by-the-Tower. Buried in St. Michael's chapel,
Canterbury Cathedral. Earl and Marquis of Somerset.
43 Margaret de HOLLAND. Born 1385. Died 30 Dec 1439
in Monastery of St. Saviou's, Bermondsey (Surrey). Buried in
Canterbury Cathedral.
84 John of Gaunt Duke. Born Mar 1340 in Ghent,
Flanders, Belgium. Died 3 Feb 1398/1399 in Leicester Castle.
Buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. Duke of Lancaster. Prince of
England; Earl of Richmond.
85 Catherine Swynford ROET. Born 1350. Of
Hainault, Belgium. Died 10 May 1403 in Lincoln (Lincs) England.
Buried in Lincoln Cathedral (Lincs).
168 Edward III of Windsor King. Born 13 Nov 1312 in
Windsor Castle (Berks) England. Died 21 Jun 1377 in Sheen Palace
Richmond (Surrey). Buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
King of England {1327-1377}.
169 Philippa of Hainault. Born 24 Jun 1311 in
Valenciennes, Hainault / [(Nord) France]. Died 15 Aug 1369 in
Windsor Castle, Windsor (Berks) England. Buried in Westminster
Abbey, London, England.
Sir William Henderson, the second baronet (#2 on the
1. John Henderson (d. 1729/30), who succeeded, the third
baronet of Fordell, who married Christian Anstruther.
2. James Henderson (d. 1741) of Earshall & Radernie, Fife,
who married Helen Bruce.
3. William Henderson (d. 1755) of Radernie, Fife, who
married, firstly, Margaret Bruce, and was a captain in
Major-General Philip Anstruther's Regiment of Foot.
4. Philip Henderson (d. 1722) who studied medicine under
Alexander Munro, a surgeon in Edinburgh.
1. John Henderson (d. 1 May 1766 in Augusta), married Rose Finley.
2. James Henderson (d. 1784) in Augusta, was a Lieutentant
in the Augusta militia, married Martha Hamilton.
3. Samuel Henderson (d. 19 Jan 1782 in Augusta), married Jane Leeper.
Facts about the marriages, deaths and descendants of these
three Henderson brothers can be documented from the usual kinds
of probate, vital, military, land, census, etc. records used in
this latter time period.
In 1902 Dr. Joseph Lyon Miller published a small book,
"Ancestry and Descendants of Lieut. John Henderson," Richmond,
VA: Whittet & Shepperson. In this book Dr. Miller describes an
old book published in 1707 which was in his possession entitled
"Chronicum Preciosum or, an Account of English Money, . . ." He
transcribes a handwritten inscription from the book. (The last
letters of abbreviated names and months are superscripted in his
text.)
"Wm Henderson Gent & Margt Bruce Mar'd Febry 7 1705
John Son to Wm born'd Febry 9 1706
Jas Son to Wm born'd Janry 17 1708
Bruce Son to Wm born'd May 10 1710
Dyed Sepber 1719
Saml Son to Wm born'd November 28 1713
Grandsons to John Henderson Gent
Fifshyre Scotland.
"Wm Henderson Dyed Augt 1 1737 Aet 61
Born'd Aprl 30 1676
Margt Henderson Dyed December 15 1739
Born'd March 1 1680/1 Aet 59
Jean Henderson Stuart Dyed in Child
Bedd March 1730 Aet 19
John Henderson Dyed May 1 1766 Aet 60
Saml Henderson Dyed Janry 19 1782
----------
This Record Set doun from the Memory of
Jas Henderson now Aet 75."
"Jas Henderson His Booke
Virginia 1740."
Dr. Miller also reports possession of an old
pre-revolutionary Henderson document on which is drawn the
Fordell Henderson coat of arms and their motto: "Sola Virtus
Nobilitat."
While not mentioned in his 1902 publication, Dr. Miller
apparently subsequently told others that he owned a gold watch
with the Fordell Henderson arms inscribed which had once
belonged to Lieut. John Henderson who died in 1787 (the son of
James Henderson and Martha Hamilton).
The inscription in this book and the use of the Fordell
Henderson coat of arms constitute a clear claim by these Augusta
VA Hendersons to descent from a cadet branch of the Hendersons
of Fordell in Fife.
There are some inconsistencies to this construction,
however. Firstly, the inscription in the book identifies these
brothers as grandsons to John Henderson, gentleman of Fife.
However the Captain William Henderson who married Margaret Bruce
was son of Sir William Henderson, the second baronet--not John,
the first baronet. So they would be great-grandsons to John.
Secondly the handwritten inscription indicates that William died
in 1737 and his wife, Margaret, two years later in 1739. But
this William was reported by Reverend William Stephen to have
married secondly Anna, daughter of Grahame of Greigston, and to
have died on Nov. 21, 1755.
While there are allegations that these Hendersons came to
VA from Northern Ireland, I do not have any firm information
about either their immigration or any record of their births in
either Ireland or Scotland.
Does anyone reading this have any information about the
linkage, or lack of linkage, of the Augusta County Hendersons
and the Fordell, Fife, Hendersons?
--
Alan B. Wilson
************************************************************************

I am interested in the Hendersons because my 4g grandfather was named James Henderson. James was born in 1760 in Caroline [sic] county, Maryland. He served three different stints in the American Revolution and settled in Rowan [now Guilford] county, North Carolina, for the rest of his life.

I have not been able to find his parents. Many have posted online their opinion that James 1760 was the son of James Henderson and Martha Hamilton. Granted, James and Martha had a son named James, but I see no way he could be the James Henderson 1760 in Maryland, whom I am researching.

Any comments would be welcome.

Judy Ahrens
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The Henderson family who occupied Fordell Castle in
Fifeshire for many generations has been carefully documented by
Reverend William Stephen in his "History of Inverkeithing and
Rosyth," Aberdeen: G. & W. Fraser, 1921. A major portion of
the male line of these Hendersons follows.
1 John HENDERSON. Born 16 Dec 1686. Died
1729/1730. Third baronet of Fordell.
2 William HENDERSON Sir. Born circa 1664. Of
Fordell (Fife) Scotland. Died 28 Sep 1708 ae 44 yrs. Second
baronet of Fordel.
3 Jean HAMILTON. Born circa 1667. Of
Mountainhall. Died 9 Mar 1731 ae 64 yrs.
4 John HENDERSON Sir. Born 1626 in Fordell (Fife)
Scotland. Baptism 26 Jun 1626. Died 26 Jan 1682/1683 in Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Created (first) baronet 15 Jul 1664.
5 Margaret HAMILTON. Born circa 1635. Of
Orbliston (Morayshire) Scotland. Baptism 1 Nov 1635. Died 28 Mar
1671 in Scotland ae 36 yrs.
8 John HENDERSON Sir. Born Circa 1599/1600. Died
11 Mar 1649/1650 ae 50.
9 Margaret MENTEITH. Died 2 Apr 1653.
16 John HENDERSON Sir. Of Fordell (Fife) Scotland.
Died Jan 1617/1618.
17 Agnes BALFOUR. Of Balbuthy, Barry, and
Montquhannie. Died 1610/1615.
32 James HENDERSON. Born circa 1550. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died 1610/1612.
33 Jean MURRAY. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire) Scotland.
64 William HENDERSON. Born circa 1520. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died 10 Sep 1547 in battle of Pinkie
(Midlothian) Scotland.
65 Elizabeth SCOTT. Of Buccleuch (probably).
128 George HENDERSON. Born circa 1480. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died Sep 1547, slain at battle of Pinkie.
Burgess of Edinburgh.
129 Catherine ADAMSON. Died before 20 Aug 1546.
256 James HENDERSON. Born circa 1450. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field
(Northumberland) England. Justice-Clerk {1507-}. King's Advocate
{1494-1507}.
257 Helen BATY. Died after 9 Nov 1534.
512 Robert HENDERSON. Born circa 1430. Died after
1486 possibly in Inverkeithing. Burgess of Edinburgh.
513 Janet (Jonet).
While records of the male line of Hendersons fade in the
fifteenth century, several of the spouses whom these Hendersons
married came from noble families of Scotland. For example, Jean
Murray (#33, above), wife of James Henderson (#32) can be found
in Sir James Balfour Paul (ed.) "The Scots Peerage," vol. i, p.
465. One may trace her ancestry not only to many noble families
of Scotland, but also to the royal families of Europe. For
1 Jean MURRAY. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire) Scotland.
2 William MURRAY Sir. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire)
Scotland. Died 30 Jan 1562.
3 Katherine CAMPBELL. Of Glenurchy (Argyllshire)
Scotland. Died After 1576.
4 William MURRAY Sir. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire)
Scotland. Died 9 Sep 1513, slain at Flodden.
5 Margaret STEWART. Of Balvany.
10 John STEWART Earl of Atholl. Born about 1440.
Of Balvany. Died 15 Sep 1512 in Laighwood. Buried in Dunkeld
Cathedral. I Earl of Atholl (Perthsire) Scotland.
11 Margaret DOUGLAS. Died 1472/1475. Known as "fair
maid of Galloway".
20 James STEWART Sir. Of Lorn (Argyllshire)
Scotland. "The Black Knight of Lorne".
21 Joan BEAUFORT. Died 15 Jul 1445 in Dunbar.
Buried in Charterhouse, Perth.
42 John BEAUFORT Earl of Somerset. Born circa
1370/1372. Died 16 Mar 1409/1410 in hospital of St.
Catherine-by-the-Tower. Buried in St. Michael's chapel,
Canterbury Cathedral. Earl and Marquis of Somerset.
43 Margaret de HOLLAND. Born 1385. Died 30 Dec 1439
in Monastery of St. Saviou's, Bermondsey (Surrey). Buried in
Canterbury Cathedral.
84 John of Gaunt Duke. Born Mar 1340 in Ghent,
Flanders, Belgium. Died 3 Feb 1398/1399 in Leicester Castle.
Buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. Duke of Lancaster. Prince of
England; Earl of Richmond.
85 Catherine Swynford ROET. Born 1350. Of
Hainault, Belgium. Died 10 May 1403 in Lincoln (Lincs) England.
Buried in Lincoln Cathedral (Lincs).
168 Edward III of Windsor King. Born 13 Nov 1312 in
Windsor Castle (Berks) England. Died 21 Jun 1377 in Sheen Palace
Richmond (Surrey). Buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
King of England {1327-1377}.
169 Philippa of Hainault. Born 24 Jun 1311 in
Valenciennes, Hainault / [(Nord) France]. Died 15 Aug 1369 in
Windsor Castle, Windsor (Berks) England. Buried in Westminster
Abbey, London, England.
Sir William Henderson, the second baronet (#2 on the
1. John Henderson (d. 1729/30), who succeeded, the third
baronet of Fordell, who married Christian Anstruther.
2. James Henderson (d. 1741) of Earshall & Radernie, Fife,
who married Helen Bruce.
3. William Henderson (d. 1755) of Radernie, Fife, who
married, firstly, Margaret Bruce, and was a captain in
Major-General Philip Anstruther's Regiment of Foot.
4. Philip Henderson (d. 1722) who studied medicine under
Alexander Munro, a surgeon in Edinburgh.
1. John Henderson (d. 1 May 1766 in Augusta), married Rose Finley.
2. James Henderson (d. 1784) in Augusta, was a Lieutentant
in the Augusta militia, married Martha Hamilton.
3. Samuel Henderson (d. 19 Jan 1782 in Augusta), married Jane Leeper.
Facts about the marriages, deaths and descendants of these
three Henderson brothers can be documented from the usual kinds
of probate, vital, military, land, census, etc. records used in
this latter time period.
In 1902 Dr. Joseph Lyon Miller published a small book,
"Ancestry and Descendants of Lieut. John Henderson," Richmond,
VA: Whittet & Shepperson. In this book Dr. Miller describes an
old book published in 1707 which was in his possession entitled
"Chronicum Preciosum or, an Account of English Money, . . ." He
transcribes a handwritten inscription from the book. (The last
letters of abbreviated names and months are superscripted in his
text.)
"Wm Henderson Gent & Margt Bruce Mar'd Febry 7 1705
John Son to Wm born'd Febry 9 1706
Jas Son to Wm born'd Janry 17 1708
Bruce Son to Wm born'd May 10 1710
Dyed Sepber 1719
Saml Son to Wm born'd November 28 1713
Grandsons to John Henderson Gent
Fifshyre Scotland.
"Wm Henderson Dyed Augt 1 1737 Aet 61
Born'd Aprl 30 1676
Margt Henderson Dyed December 15 1739
Born'd March 1 1680/1 Aet 59
Jean Henderson Stuart Dyed in Child
Bedd March 1730 Aet 19
John Henderson Dyed May 1 1766 Aet 60
Saml Henderson Dyed Janry 19 1782
----------
This Record Set doun from the Memory of
Jas Henderson now Aet 75."
"Jas Henderson His Booke
Virginia 1740."
Dr. Miller also reports possession of an old
pre-revolutionary Henderson document on which is drawn the
Fordell Henderson coat of arms and their motto: "Sola Virtus
Nobilitat."
While not mentioned in his 1902 publication, Dr. Miller
apparently subsequently told others that he owned a gold watch
with the Fordell Henderson arms inscribed which had once
belonged to Lieut. John Henderson who died in 1787 (the son of
James Henderson and Martha Hamilton).
The inscription in this book and the use of the Fordell
Henderson coat of arms constitute a clear claim by these Augusta
VA Hendersons to descent from a cadet branch of the Hendersons
of Fordell in Fife.
There are some inconsistencies to this construction,
however. Firstly, the inscription in the book identifies these
brothers as grandsons to John Henderson, gentleman of Fife.
However the Captain William Henderson who married Margaret Bruce
was son of Sir William Henderson, the second baronet--not John,
the first baronet. So they would be great-grandsons to John.
Secondly the handwritten inscription indicates that William died
in 1737 and his wife, Margaret, two years later in 1739. But
this William was reported by Reverend William Stephen to have
married secondly Anna, daughter of Grahame of Greigston, and to
have died on Nov. 21, 1755.
While there are allegations that these Hendersons came to
VA from Northern Ireland, I do not have any firm information
about either their immigration or any record of their births in
either Ireland or Scotland.
Does anyone reading this have any information about the
linkage, or lack of linkage, of the Augusta County Hendersons
and the Fordell, Fife, Hendersons?
--
Alan B. Wilson
************************************************************************
I am interested in the Hendersons because my 4g grandfather was named James Henderson. James was born in 1760 in Caroline [sic] county, Maryland. He served three different stints in the American Revolution and settled in Rowan [now Guilford] county, North Carolina, for the rest of his life.
I have not been able to find his parents. Many have posted online their opinion that James 1760 was the son of James Henderson and Martha Hamilton. Granted, James and Martha had a son named James, but I see no way he could be the James Henderson 1760 in Maryland, whom I am researching.
Any comments would be welcome.
Judy Ahrens
j***@gmail.com
2018-06-01 01:19:09 UTC
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The Henderson family who occupied Fordell Castle in
Fifeshire for many generations has been carefully documented by
Reverend William Stephen in his "History of Inverkeithing and
Rosyth," Aberdeen: G. & W. Fraser, 1921. A major portion of
the male line of these Hendersons follows.
1 John HENDERSON. Born 16 Dec 1686. Died
1729/1730. Third baronet of Fordell.
2 William HENDERSON Sir. Born circa 1664. Of
Fordell (Fife) Scotland. Died 28 Sep 1708 ae 44 yrs. Second
baronet of Fordel.
3 Jean HAMILTON. Born circa 1667. Of
Mountainhall. Died 9 Mar 1731 ae 64 yrs.
4 John HENDERSON Sir. Born 1626 in Fordell (Fife)
Scotland. Baptism 26 Jun 1626. Died 26 Jan 1682/1683 in Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Created (first) baronet 15 Jul 1664.
5 Margaret HAMILTON. Born circa 1635. Of
Orbliston (Morayshire) Scotland. Baptism 1 Nov 1635. Died 28 Mar
1671 in Scotland ae 36 yrs.
8 John HENDERSON Sir. Born Circa 1599/1600. Died
11 Mar 1649/1650 ae 50.
9 Margaret MENTEITH. Died 2 Apr 1653.
16 John HENDERSON Sir. Of Fordell (Fife) Scotland.
Died Jan 1617/1618.
17 Agnes BALFOUR. Of Balbuthy, Barry, and
Montquhannie. Died 1610/1615.
32 James HENDERSON. Born circa 1550. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died 1610/1612.
33 Jean MURRAY. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire) Scotland.
64 William HENDERSON. Born circa 1520. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died 10 Sep 1547 in battle of Pinkie
(Midlothian) Scotland.
65 Elizabeth SCOTT. Of Buccleuch (probably).
128 George HENDERSON. Born circa 1480. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died Sep 1547, slain at battle of Pinkie.
Burgess of Edinburgh.
129 Catherine ADAMSON. Died before 20 Aug 1546.
256 James HENDERSON. Born circa 1450. Of Fordell
(Fife) Scotland. Died 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field
(Northumberland) England. Justice-Clerk {1507-}. King's Advocate
{1494-1507}.
257 Helen BATY. Died after 9 Nov 1534.
512 Robert HENDERSON. Born circa 1430. Died after
1486 possibly in Inverkeithing. Burgess of Edinburgh.
513 Janet (Jonet).
While records of the male line of Hendersons fade in the
fifteenth century, several of the spouses whom these Hendersons
married came from noble families of Scotland. For example, Jean
Murray (#33, above), wife of James Henderson (#32) can be found
in Sir James Balfour Paul (ed.) "The Scots Peerage," vol. i, p.
465. One may trace her ancestry not only to many noble families
of Scotland, but also to the royal families of Europe. For
1 Jean MURRAY. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire) Scotland.
2 William MURRAY Sir. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire)
Scotland. Died 30 Jan 1562.
3 Katherine CAMPBELL. Of Glenurchy (Argyllshire)
Scotland. Died After 1576.
4 William MURRAY Sir. Of Tullibardine (Perthshire)
Scotland. Died 9 Sep 1513, slain at Flodden.
5 Margaret STEWART. Of Balvany.
10 John STEWART Earl of Atholl. Born about 1440.
Of Balvany. Died 15 Sep 1512 in Laighwood. Buried in Dunkeld
Cathedral. I Earl of Atholl (Perthsire) Scotland.
11 Margaret DOUGLAS. Died 1472/1475. Known as "fair
maid of Galloway".
20 James STEWART Sir. Of Lorn (Argyllshire)
Scotland. "The Black Knight of Lorne".
21 Joan BEAUFORT. Died 15 Jul 1445 in Dunbar.
Buried in Charterhouse, Perth.
42 John BEAUFORT Earl of Somerset. Born circa
1370/1372. Died 16 Mar 1409/1410 in hospital of St.
Catherine-by-the-Tower. Buried in St. Michael's chapel,
Canterbury Cathedral. Earl and Marquis of Somerset.
43 Margaret de HOLLAND. Born 1385. Died 30 Dec 1439
in Monastery of St. Saviou's, Bermondsey (Surrey). Buried in
Canterbury Cathedral.
84 John of Gaunt Duke. Born Mar 1340 in Ghent,
Flanders, Belgium. Died 3 Feb 1398/1399 in Leicester Castle.
Buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. Duke of Lancaster. Prince of
England; Earl of Richmond.
85 Catherine Swynford ROET. Born 1350. Of
Hainault, Belgium. Died 10 May 1403 in Lincoln (Lincs) England.
Buried in Lincoln Cathedral (Lincs).
168 Edward III of Windsor King. Born 13 Nov 1312 in
Windsor Castle (Berks) England. Died 21 Jun 1377 in Sheen Palace
Richmond (Surrey). Buried in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
King of England {1327-1377}.
169 Philippa of Hainault. Born 24 Jun 1311 in
Valenciennes, Hainault / [(Nord) France]. Died 15 Aug 1369 in
Windsor Castle, Windsor (Berks) England. Buried in Westminster
Abbey, London, England.
Sir William Henderson, the second baronet (#2 on the
1. John Henderson (d. 1729/30), who succeeded, the third
baronet of Fordell, who married Christian Anstruther.
2. James Henderson (d. 1741) of Earshall & Radernie, Fife,
who married Helen Bruce.
3. William Henderson (d. 1755) of Radernie, Fife, who
married, firstly, Margaret Bruce, and was a captain in
Major-General Philip Anstruther's Regiment of Foot.
4. Philip Henderson (d. 1722) who studied medicine under
Alexander Munro, a surgeon in Edinburgh.
1. John Henderson (d. 1 May 1766 in Augusta), married Rose Finley.
2. James Henderson (d. 1784) in Augusta, was a Lieutentant
in the Augusta militia, married Martha Hamilton.
3. Samuel Henderson (d. 19 Jan 1782 in Augusta), married Jane Leeper.
Facts about the marriages, deaths and descendants of these
three Henderson brothers can be documented from the usual kinds
of probate, vital, military, land, census, etc. records used in
this latter time period.
In 1902 Dr. Joseph Lyon Miller published a small book,
"Ancestry and Descendants of Lieut. John Henderson," Richmond,
VA: Whittet & Shepperson. In this book Dr. Miller describes an
old book published in 1707 which was in his possession entitled
"Chronicum Preciosum or, an Account of English Money, . . ." He
transcribes a handwritten inscription from the book. (The last
letters of abbreviated names and months are superscripted in his
text.)
"Wm Henderson Gent & Margt Bruce Mar'd Febry 7 1705
John Son to Wm born'd Febry 9 1706
Jas Son to Wm born'd Janry 17 1708
Bruce Son to Wm born'd May 10 1710
Dyed Sepber 1719
Saml Son to Wm born'd November 28 1713
Grandsons to John Henderson Gent
Fifshyre Scotland.
"Wm Henderson Dyed Augt 1 1737 Aet 61
Born'd Aprl 30 1676
Margt Henderson Dyed December 15 1739
Born'd March 1 1680/1 Aet 59
Jean Henderson Stuart Dyed in Child
Bedd March 1730 Aet 19
John Henderson Dyed May 1 1766 Aet 60
Saml Henderson Dyed Janry 19 1782
----------
This Record Set doun from the Memory of
Jas Henderson now Aet 75."
"Jas Henderson His Booke
Virginia 1740."
Dr. Miller also reports possession of an old
pre-revolutionary Henderson document on which is drawn the
Fordell Henderson coat of arms and their motto: "Sola Virtus
Nobilitat."
While not mentioned in his 1902 publication, Dr. Miller
apparently subsequently told others that he owned a gold watch
with the Fordell Henderson arms inscribed which had once
belonged to Lieut. John Henderson who died in 1787 (the son of
James Henderson and Martha Hamilton).
The inscription in this book and the use of the Fordell
Henderson coat of arms constitute a clear claim by these Augusta
VA Hendersons to descent from a cadet branch of the Hendersons
of Fordell in Fife.
There are some inconsistencies to this construction,
however. Firstly, the inscription in the book identifies these
brothers as grandsons to John Henderson, gentleman of Fife.
However the Captain William Henderson who married Margaret Bruce
was son of Sir William Henderson, the second baronet--not John,
the first baronet. So they would be great-grandsons to John.
Secondly the handwritten inscription indicates that William died
in 1737 and his wife, Margaret, two years later in 1739. But
this William was reported by Reverend William Stephen to have
married secondly Anna, daughter of Grahame of Greigston, and to
have died on Nov. 21, 1755.
While there are allegations that these Hendersons came to
VA from Northern Ireland, I do not have any firm information
about either their immigration or any record of their births in
either Ireland or Scotland.
Does anyone reading this have any information about the
linkage, or lack of linkage, of the Augusta County Hendersons
and the Fordell, Fife, Hendersons?
--
Alan B. Wilson
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I am interested in the Hendersons because my 4g grandfather was named James Henderson. James was born in 1760 in Caroline [sic] county, Maryland. He served three different stints in the American Revolution and settled in Rowan [now Guilford] county, North Carolina, for the rest of his life.
I have not been able to find his parents. Many have posted online their opinion that James 1760 was the son of James Henderson and Martha Hamilton. Granted, James and Martha had a son named James, but I see no way he could be the James Henderson 1760 in Maryland, whom I am researching.
Any comments would be welcome.
Judy Ahrens
Hello,
My name is John Henderson. Saw your post I also have a James Henderson Born 1760 in Worchester Co. Maryland. His wife is not listed. The marriage # is (229) Their children were Rebecca Henderson, Charles Henderson, Levin Henderson and Joseph Henderson. James was a cousin to my 7th Great Grand Father Barnabas Henderson. James was named after his Great Grandfather. Have you exhausted all possible search opportunities?
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