Some of the Quaker records for Ballyhagan appear to be missing for this period as only the birth record of Thomas is available.
[RFSS Mar 2012]
Jacob married Sarah Mackie in 1730 and settled at Greenmount, in the townland of Rockmacreany, near Richhill, Co. Armagh. The house at Greenmount is still in existence although it has passed out of the Sinton family in recent years. It is a very large farm house which has at some time been added to, or divided in such a way as to accommodate two separate families. It stands on high ground about 100 yards from the Richhill - Hamiltonsbawn Road. Jacob and Sarah had eleven children and, of this family, John was the seventh son.
His birth is given by Ronald Greeves and Walter Lyon Sinton as "probably between 1685 and 1710", and another places it at 1698. "He is thought to have been the fourth or youngest child of Elinor." In some records he is "of Crucatt" and later of "Greenmount, Rockmacreany". Sometimes cited as "Greenmount, Richhill, Co. Armagh".
Ltr, E.T.S.Walton, 11 Aug 1971, to Mrs. Carlson: "My mother was Anna Elizabeth Sinton. She was born in 1874 and died in 1906. She was one of a family of five whose names I can give you if you wish. Her father was Thomas Sinton who died in 1894.
The family lived in the same house since about 1700 when they arrived from Scotland. The family home was known as Greenmount and is situated about 1½ miles from Richhill, Co Armagh. This is a village about 35 miles S.W. of Belfast... The last member of the Sinton family to live at "Greenmount" was my aunt, Mrs. Atkinson, at her death about 15 years ago, the house and lands were sold." He also mentions the "old family tree in Mrs. Atkinson's possession" and suggests that perhaps Mrs. Atkinson's daughter Helen (Mrs. Magowan) might have it. [All attempts to locate it have failed.]
Source: William H. Sinton, 1977. The following was included in a letter to Barbara Luck.
" There is some evidence to suggest that the father of Jacob Sinton came to Ulster from Scotland in the late Seventeenth century and settled in Co Armagh. The family were Quakers being associated with Moyallon, Ballyhegan and Richhill meetings.
Jacob married Sarah Mackie in 1730 and settled at Greenmount near Richhill, Co Armagh. The house at Greenmount is still in existence although it has passed out of the Sinton family in recent years. It is a very large farm house which has at some time been added to, or divided in such a way as to accommodate two separate families. It stands on high ground about 100 yards from the Richhill to Hamiltonsbawn Road.
Jacob and Sarah had eleven children and, of this family, John was the seventh son. John Sinton married Rebecca Clarke in 1780 at Ballinderry Friends' Meeting House, Co. Antrim. They settled near Richhill and had six sons. It is not clear whether they lived in the family home at Greenmount or established a home of their own nearby. John died in 1806 when his youngest son was fourteen years old. Two years later, in 1808, the eldest of the family, Jacob, married his cousin Sarah Murphy and moved to Cork where he set up business as a merchant dealing largely in linen. In 1817 Jacob, Sarah and their seven children emigrated to Richmond, Virginia. At, or about the same time Rebecca, his mother, and four of her remaining sons also emigrated to Richmond. Henry, a twin brother of John, remained in Co. Armagh. Neither Henry or John ever married. I have no evidence to show whether all the members of the family emigrated together or over a period of years. It seems likely, however, that the reason why they chose Richmond was that Rebecca's brother, John Clarke, was already there and, in 1816, William married his cousin, Rebecca Clarke, in Richmond. To pursue this line of reasoning further - it is possible that John Clarke went to Richmond to join the family business of his wife Hannah Watts - Arthur C. Sinton, Grandson of William and Rebecca became president of the Watts Plow Co.
The occupation of two of the five brothers who emigrated from Co. Armagh is known - Joseph was a nurseryman specializing in fruit trees near Richmond, "The Grove" and "Henrico Co" are mentioned. James was a manufacturer of soap and candles."
|The date 6d 8mo 1730 translates to 6 Oct 1730 in modern calendar.
[RFSS Feb 2003].
Quaker Records Ireland - Marriage Details
Marriage of: Jacob Sinton and Sarah Mackie
Date of Marriage: 6d 8mo 1730
Place of Marriage: Ballyhagan, Co. Armagh
Husband's Residence: Crewcat, Co. Armagh
Wife's Residence: Rocknacrany, Co. Armagh
Husband's Parents Abode:
Description of His Father:
Wife's Parents: William Mackie
Wife's Parents Abode: Rockmacreney, Co. Armagh
Description of Her Father:
Reference: Richhill Meeting, Volume 1, Page 53
[RFSS Sep 2012]
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