Hadley Ancestry

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The Hadley surname was earlier written as Hadly according to Futhey.

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Simon was "descended from land proprietors of Hadleigh of Somerset, England. He ... migrated to northern Ireland when King James I sent English, Scottish settlers, and colonists to settle the plantations, which were seized by the Crown, when Britain declared the rebellion Celtic Chiefs guilty of treason. The Simon Hadley I family was reported to be of wealth." His wife and daughter Jane joined the Quakers who criticized his approval of Jane -- a Quaker -- marrying Mr. Kearns "who was believed to be Catholic. ... In 1680, Simon owned land of Manor of Chantarfe, and this is believed to be in the Dublin area. It is mentioned by one historian this is on a river. The records of the Office of Arms, Dublin Castle states Simon I petitioned Parliament about 1680, for protection against possible confiscation of his property, should the area be forfeited to the Crown, as was threatened. A family historian states Simon I owned iron works in Kings County, Ireland, and a Fishery in Dublin. It is thought he spent his last years at Ballinakill, just north of Kilkenny in Queens County, now Laois County, or near Tullamore in Kings County, now Offaly County, between Tullamore and Dublin. Since Jane and Simon II married into the Kearns family, it is believed the Kearns lived in the same area. ... Simon was reprimanded for his military activities, and later disowned for marrying out of unity to his second wife, Elizabeth, after Catherine's death. Moate MM records reflect that Simon I apologized for his conduct" (source: The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC). This source also quotes page 5 of the Lyle Hadley book: "In 1710, Simon Hadley, the elder, came to dwell in our neighborhood after the wars, by too much indulging in his children, and his carelessness in religious matters. It appeared he had little more than a shew of religion which he was admonished, and instead of receiving exhortation, and practicing the same, he desired to be left alone, and in about three weeks after the death of his wife, who was a woman of good repute in the area, he being about seventy years of age, and was married."             Simon Hadley I
b. ca. 1641
d. 6 June 1711, Ireland
m. ca. 1659

After Catherine died, Simon married Elizabet Miller, but he died within the year.
Catherine Talbot
b. ca. 1640
d. 20 April 1710, Ireland
Catherine "was the first in the family to become a member of the Society of Friends (Quaker Religion). She attended the appearance of William Penn when he visited the 'Ulster' to spread the Friends word" (source: The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC).
    Hadleys are mentioned in the Ireland "Court of Exchequer Bills Book 1627-1884" - document dated May 20, 1712 (Sources: 1, 2 via FindMyPast). Also on Ancestry.

Simon's son Simon Hadley II was the immigrant to America. Simon Hadley II was brother to my ancestor Jane Hadley Keeran/Kiernan (Kearns): "Simon Hadley, a Quaker born in about 1675, came to America in 1712 with his first wife, Ruth Keran Hadley with their 6 children. They had 2 more children in America. According to the Hadley Society historical research, the Hadley family '...became Quakers some time between 1672 and 1685...'

Simon purchased 1000 acres of land about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia in Steyning Manor, a township of William Penn's settlement. In 1717 Simon and Ruth Hadley built Messuage Plantation on this 1000 acres which was located between what is now Chester County, Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware (Source: Hadley Family Tree and also see Futhey, p. 576).
  Known children of Simon and Catherine Hadley: John (b. ca. 1671, Dublin; m. Margaret Rigley), Solomon (b. 15 May 1672), Simon II (b. 1675; m. Ruth Miller Keran), Elizabeth (m. Mr. Miller) and Jane (m. Owen Kiernan) (sources: The Kearns Heritage: Ireland to Randolph County, NC and documentation from Gene Kearns). |
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descendants through daughter Jane Hadley via marriage to William Keeran/Kiernan (Kearns)
         
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