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Margaret Homes

Female 1696 - 1778  (82 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Margaret Homes was born on 28 Feb 1696 in Strabane, Donacavey, Tyrone, Ireland (daughter of Rev. William Homes and Katherine Craighead); died on 26 Apr 1778 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    Family/Spouse: John Allen. John (son of James Allen and Elizabeth Partridge) was born about 1682 in West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; died on 17 Oct 1767 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Allen was born on 29 Sep 1720 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; died on 20 Mar 1790 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. William Homes was born about 1663 in Donaghmore, Donegal, Ireland (son of John Homes); died on 20 Jun 1746 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; was buried in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 27 Jun 1746, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    From a display at the Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin, Ireland:

    "Donegal-born Holmes settled as the minister in Chilmark, Massachusetts. He published books and his diary is a valuable source of local historical information. Holmes's son Robert was a sea captain, and through him Holmes encouraged hundreds of Ulster-Scots to emigrate to America. In 1716, Robert Holmes married Benjamin Franklin's sister Mary."

    William married Katherine Craighead on 26 Sep 1693 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland. Katherine (daughter of Rev. Robert Craighead and Agnes Heart) was born about 1672; died on 10 Apr 1754 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; was buried in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Katherine Craighead was born about 1672 (daughter of Rev. Robert Craighead and Agnes Heart); died on 10 Apr 1754 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; was buried in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    One of TWK's eleven "gateway ancestors." She arrived, with her brother Thomas (also an ancestor of TWK), at Boston in October 1714, on the Thomas and Jane out of Londonderry, William Wilson, master.

    Children:
    1. Capt. Robert Homes was born on 23 Jul 1694 in Stragolan, Fermanagh, Ireland; died before 22 Oct 1727.
    2. 1. Margaret Homes was born on 28 Feb 1696 in Strabane, Donacavey, Tyrone, Ireland; died on 26 Apr 1778 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Homes died in in Donaghmore, Donegal, Ireland; was buried in Donaghmore, Donegal, Ireland.
    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. William Homes was born about 1663 in Donaghmore, Donegal, Ireland; died on 20 Jun 1746 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; was buried in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

  2. 6.  Rev. Robert Craighead was born about 1633; died on 22 Aug 1711 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland.

    Notes:

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    Craghead, Robert (c. 1633–1711), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster and author, was born in Scotland to unknown parents and graduated MA from the University of St Andrews in 1653. In 1658 he commenced his ministry in Donoughmore, co. Donegal. In 1661 he was one of thirty-six Presbyterian ministers in Ireland ejected from his parish for refusing to conform to the established church. He remained with his people and contrived to exercise an effective ministry among them. The troubles of 1689 drove him and his family into the besieged city of Londonderry, and from it to Glasgow, where for a time he ministered in a congregation.

    On 1 July 1690 he was called to be minister of the Presbyterian congregation in Londonderry, and remained there until his death. The bishop of Derry from 1691 to 1702 was William King, afterwards archbishop of Dublin. King had already crossed swords with Joseph Boyse, minister of Wood Street congregation in Dublin, on the subject of Presbyterian worship, hoping to persuade his readers to follow his own pilgrimage from Presbyterianism to Anglicanism. His representations of Presbyterian practice were factually incorrect, and Craghead felt impelled to answer them in two pamphlets, An Answer to a Late Book Intituled 'A Discourse Concerning the Inventions of Men in the Worship of God' (1694) and An Answer to the Bishop of Derry's Second Admonition to the Dissenting Inhabitants of his Diocese (1697). Neither work reveals Craghead as a particularly effective controversialist. His replies to King are orderly, thorough, and factual. They contain a wealth of information about Presbyterian life and spirituality, and especially about Presbyterian public worship. They confirm the very large numbers attending Presbyterian services in north-west Ulster at this time. While Boyse and Craghead display common purpose in their defence of Presbyterian forms of worship, it is fascinating to discern contrasting views on points of detail. Boyse reflects the broader and more English practice of Dublin Presbyterianism, while the stricter Ulster-Scot ethos of northern congregations is firmly embodied in Craghead's work. Craghead's pamphlets lack the grace of Boyse's writing, and the fire of good polemic, but are none the less an important contribution.

    Craghead's other writings were of a devotional and practical kind. His Advice for the Assurance of Salvation (1702) and the posthumous Walking with God (1712) have both been lost to posterity. His Advice to Communicants was first published in Glasgow in 1695, and was reprinted several times. It was an attempt to deal with many of the problems and difficulties felt by the ordinary people with whom Craghead worked as a pastor. It is a rich treasure house of Christian devotion and evidences the scrupulous care given by Craghead and others of his generation to the doubts and questions of his people. Through all his writings runs a firm Calvinist theology. Craghead married Agnes, daughter of the Rev. John Hart, minister of Taughboyne, and they had three sons: Thomas, Robert, and Samuel. Craghead died in Londonderry on 22 August 1711.

    Robert married Agnes Heart about 1668. Agnes (daughter of Rev. John Heart and Agnes Baxter) was born before 17 Dec 1648. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 7.  Agnes Heart was born before 17 Dec 1648 (daughter of Rev. John Heart and Agnes Baxter).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 17 Dec 1648, Dunino, Fife, Scotland

    Children:
    1. Rev. Thomas Craighead was born about 1670 in Donoughmore, Donegal, Ireland; died in Apr 1739 in Newville, Cumberland, Pennsyvania.
    2. 3. Katherine Craighead was born about 1672; died on 10 Apr 1754 in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; was buried in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Rev. John Heart was born in in of Taughboyne (Monreagh), Donegal, Ireland (son of David Heart and Jean Mowat); died on 8 Jan 1688; was buried in Taughboyne Church of Ireland, St. Johnstowne, Donegal, Ireland.

    Notes:

    Much documentation for the life of the Rev. John Heart/Hart, compiled by Janet Wolfe, can be found here.

    It had long been noted that "David Heart of Rusland, William and Mr. John Heart, his sons" witnessed a charter by Mr. Patrick Grahame of Rothisholm, dated at Kirkwall (in the Orkney islands), 8 Feb 1638. (Calendar of the Laing Charters, citation details below, pp. 529-30.) But then:

    Jan Wolfe, on soc.genealogy.medieval, 9 May 2017:

    Document SC11/5/1644/11, held at the Orkney Archives, is the marriage agreement, dated 21 February 1644, for Margaret Heart, daughter of David Heart and Jean Mowat, and James Grahame. The NAS catalog description is here:

    http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/details.aspx?reference=SC11/5/1644/11

    I recently ordered an image of this document from the Orkney Archives.

    The contract specifies that James Grahame's part of the agreement is to be done by the "advyse of the said Dauid Heart if he sall be on lyff And failyeing of him throw deceas be the advyse of the said [William] Heart his eldest sone and of Mr John Heart Minister his secund sone or ather of thame."

    With this evidence, I think that we can now confidently identify the parents of John Heart as David Heart and Jean Mowat. Jean's mother, Christian Stewart, was a daughter of Earl Robert Stewart of Orkney, and Robert was a son of King James V of Scotland by Euphame Elphinstone.

    John Heart, who received his M.A. at St. Andrews in May, 1637, was ordained at Crail on March 22, 1643.

    Agnes Heart, daughter of John Heart and Agnes Baxter, married Robert Craighead. Their children include colonial immigrants Thomas Craighead, husband of Margaret Wallace, and Katherine Craighead, wife of William Homes. Thomas and William were both Presbyterian ministers. Thomas and Margaret lived in Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, and then in Pennsylvania. Katherine and William lived in Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts (on Martha's Vineyard) where William was the minister from the fall of 1715 until his death in 1746.

    John married Agnes Baxter on 2 Apr 1644 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Agnes (daughter of William Baxter and Catharine Downie) died before 21 May 1689; was buried on 21 May 1689 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 15.  Agnes Baxter (daughter of William Baxter and Catharine Downie); died before 21 May 1689; was buried on 21 May 1689 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
    Children:
    1. 7. Agnes Heart was born before 17 Dec 1648.