Nicholas Newlin

Last updated 18 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 1619

Died: May 1699 in Concord Township, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania, British America

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-colonial-families-of-pennsylvania-v1-1911: John W. Jordan (editor), Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center [This volume contains a history of Pennsylvania along with personal memoirs, and was published under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 615 (PDF page 655) Nicholas Newlin

Comment: Source includes name (Nicholas Newlin).

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 171 (PDF page 227)

Comment: Source includes name (Nicholas Newlin).

book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969: The Mendenhalls; database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Henry Hart Beeson, The Mendenhalls: A Genealogy; Houston, unknown, 1991" [This is a privately published genealogy, and appears to be typed rather than typeset. Reference is made to some original records, but there are no images or transcripts included.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 2 (image 4), accessed 29 Aug 2009

Comment: Source includes name (Nicholas Newlin).

marker-newlin-family-1916: Memorial plaque for Nicholas Newlin (1699) and Nathaniel Newlin (1729), placed in 1916; unrecorded repository (accessed 13 Nov 2007), photographed 5 July 1986; citing “Concord Friends Cemetery (Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA)” [plaque does not mark either grave, but notes they are nearby, presumably in the adjacent cemetery]

Comment: Source includes name (Nicholas Newlin).

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birth

marker-newlin-family-1916: Memorial plaque for Nicholas Newlin (1699) and Nathaniel Newlin (1729), placed in 1916; unrecorded repository (accessed 13 Nov 2007), photographed 5 July 1986; citing “Concord Friends Cemetery (Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA)” [plaque does not mark either grave, but notes they are nearby, presumably in the adjacent cemetery]

Comment: Source includes date (1619).

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death

book-colonial-families-of-pennsylvania-v1-1911: John W. Jordan (editor), Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center [This volume contains a history of Pennsylvania along with personal memoirs, and was published under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 615 (PDF page 655) Nicholas Newlin

Comment: Source includes date (May, 1699).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth Paggott (? – 1719)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-colonial-families-of-pennsylvania-v1-1911: John W. Jordan (editor), Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center [This volume contains a history of Pennsylvania along with personal memoirs, and was published under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 615 (PDF page 655) Nicholas Newlin

Comment: Source identifies Elizabeth ____ as the wife of Nicholas Newlin.

marker-newlin-family-1916: Memorial plaque for Nicholas Newlin (1699) and Nathaniel Newlin (1729), placed in 1916; unrecorded repository (accessed 13 Nov 2007), photographed 5 July 1986; citing “Concord Friends Cemetery (Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA)” [plaque does not mark either grave, but notes they are nearby, presumably in the adjacent cemetery]

Comment: Source identifies Elizabeth Newlin as Nicholas Newlin's wife.

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Child: John Newlin (? – ?)

Child: Rachel Newlin (? – 1742)

Child: Nathaniel Newlin (1664 – 1729)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Emigration: (on the "Levee" of Liverpool) 17 Jul 1683 at Mountmellick, , County Queens, Ireland

Supporting evidence for:
events

book-colonial-families-of-pennsylvania-v1-1911: John W. Jordan (editor), Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center [This volume contains a history of Pennsylvania along with personal memoirs, and was published under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 615 (PDF page 655) Nicholas Newlin

Comment: Source includes approximate date ([after 25 Feb 1682/83]), ship ("Levee" of Liverpool), and location ([Ireland]).

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 171 (PDF page 227)

Comment: Source includes year (1683) and location (Mt. Melick [Mountmellick], <conflict>, Ireland). See research notes for conflict details.

marker-newlin-family-1916: Memorial plaque for Nicholas Newlin (1699) and Nathaniel Newlin (1729), placed in 1916; unrecorded repository (accessed 13 Nov 2007), photographed 5 July 1986; citing “Concord Friends Cemetery (Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA)” [plaque does not mark either grave, but notes they are nearby, presumably in the adjacent cemetery]

Comment: Source indicates location from which Nicholas emmigrated (<conflict>, Ireland). See research notes for conflict details.

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Attributes

Residence: Abt 1683 at Concord Township, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania, British America

Religion: (Society of Friends)

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

book-colonial-families-of-pennsylvania-v1-1911: John W. Jordan (editor), Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center [This volume contains a history of Pennsylvania along with personal memoirs, and was published under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 615 (PDF page 655) Nicholas Newlin

Comment: Source includes approximate year (1683 [the year he emigrated) and location (Concord township, Chester (new Delaware) county [, Pennsylvania]).

book-colonial-families-of-pennsylvania-v1-1911: John W. Jordan (editor), Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center [This volume contains a history of Pennsylvania along with personal memoirs, and was published under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 615 (PDF page 655) Nicholas Newlin

Comment: Source notes that Nicholas was a devout member of the Society of Friends.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In Ireland, he was a prosperous, a "man of considerable wealth." Continued persecutions of his Quaker beliefs prompted his emigration from Ireland in the early part of 1683. [book-colonial-families-of-pennsylvania-v1-1911]

The Friends at Mountmellick Meeting signed a Certificate of Removal "Out of this Nation into New Jersey or Pennsylvania in America" for him and his family. Although they gave him a high recommendation, they were unsatisfied with his reasons for leaving. They noted his family had no unmet material needs, but believed he was leaving to avoid suffering as a Quaker at the hands of the church. [book-colonial-families-of-pennsylvania-v1-1911]

He was a man of some conscience, and on 7 Sep 1683 (7 mo 7, 1683) he gave evidence to the Provincial Council about Kilner's ill treatment of the sailors. [book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887]

He was one of the founders of the Concord Meeting House for the Society of Friends (Quakers). [marker-newlin-family-1916]

He was appointed to the Provincial Council from 1685 to 1689, and sat as a justice of the courts of Chester County 1685-1691. [marker-newlin-family-1916]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

marker-newlin-family-1916: Memorial plaque for Nicholas Newlin (1699) and Nathaniel Newlin (1729), placed in 1916; unrecorded repository (accessed 13 Nov 2007), photographed 5 July 1986; citing “Concord Friends Cemetery (Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA)” [plaque does not mark either grave, but notes they are nearby, presumably in the adjacent cemetery]

book-colonial-families-of-pennsylvania-v1-1911: John W. Jordan (editor), Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center [This volume contains a history of Pennsylvania along with personal memoirs, and was published under the auspices of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 615 (PDF page 655) Nicholas Newlin

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 171 (PDF page 227)

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Emigration Location: This database uses Mountmellick, County Queens, Ireland. The book Genealogy of the Sharpless Family identifies an emigration point of Mount Melick, County Tyrone, Ireland. However, there is no such place in County Tyrone, and I've been unable to find any historical reference. There is, however, a Mountmellick in County Queens, or County Laois after 1922, with a significant Quaker population at the time of his emigration. [book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887]

Emigration Location: This database uses Mountmellick, County Queens, Ireland. A memorial plaque for Nicholas and his son Nathaniel indicates an emigration point of Mount Melick, County Tyrone, Ireland. However, there is no such place in County Tyrone, and I've been unable to find any historical reference. There is, however, a Mountmellick in County Queens, or County Laois after 1922, with a significant Quaker population at the time of his emigration. [marker-newlin-family-1916]

FOLLOWUP

Was there a Mountmellick (or something along those lines) in County Tyrone, Ireland?

The parents of Nicholas may have been Nicholas Newlin [Jr.] and Jane Hide (m. 4 Aug 1629). The parents of Nicholas Jr. may have been Nicholas Newlin [Sr.] (bap. 1 Mar 1571/2, aka Nycholas Newlande) and Dorythe Gaskkyne, m. 27 Sep 1601. And the father of Nicholas [Sr.] may have been William Newlande (b. 1550, bur. 12 Apr 1593 in Fareham, Hampshire, England).

Nicholas and Elizabeth may have had children who did not emigrate with the couple and three of their children, John, Rachel, and Nathaniel.

Nicholas and Elizabeth (Paggott) Newlin may have had a daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth Newlin may have married in 1683, Thomas Burton (b. Rasenagh, County Queens, Ireland), with whom she had children Mary, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Martha. (from History of Chester County, Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, J. Smith Futhey, Gilbert Cope, Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1881)

His name on his Certificate of Removal from Mountmellick was Newland, but he and his family appear to have used Newlin almost exclusively. (from The Newland (Newlon) Family), Robert E. Newland, Leon L. Newland, (self-published?), 1946)

Some genealogies suggest he was a descendant of the De Newlande family.

Need to check the will of Nicholas Newlin. A copy may be obtained through city hall in Philadelphia. Dated 8 Feb 1699, proved 5 Jun 1699. (Book page A:446?)

Nicholas obtained a patent for 500 acres on 24 September 1683, including "part of the headwaters of the west branch of Chester creek" in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. (from A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Its People, Volume 1, John Woolf Jordon (ed.), New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914).

According to an abstract of his will, "Newlin, Nicholas. Concord Township, Chester Co. Yeoman. 2/8/1699. A. 446. Wife Elizabeth; son Nathaniel Newlin; son Nicholas Newlin who had a son Nicholas. Legacies to daughter Elisabeth who seems to be living elsewhere; daughter Rachell; sons-in-law Ephraim Jackson and elsewhere; daughter Rachell; sons-in-law Ephraim Jackson and William Paggett. Estate to son Nathaniel who is sole Executor."

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research notes

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 171 (PDF page 227)

marker-newlin-family-1916: Memorial plaque for Nicholas Newlin (1699) and Nathaniel Newlin (1729), placed in 1916; unrecorded repository (accessed 13 Nov 2007), photographed 5 July 1986; citing “Concord Friends Cemetery (Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA)” [plaque does not mark either grave, but notes they are nearby, presumably in the adjacent cemetery]

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