Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameSimon Hadley
Birth1640, Kings County, Ireland
Death6 Jun 1711, Moate MM, West Meath Co, Ireland Age: 71
Spouses
Birthca 1640, West Meath Co, Ireland
Death20 Apr 1710, Moate MM,West Meath Co,Ireland Age: 70
Marriage1660
ChildrenJohn (ca1659-)
 Solomon (ca1672-)
 Simon (ca1675-1756)
 Elizabeth (ca1677-)
 Jane (ca1681-)
Notes for Simon Hadley
Essay on Simon Hadley I from The Hadley Society.743

SIMON HADLEY married his 2nd wife, ELIZABETH ______ soon after the death of his 1st wife, CATHERINE (TALBOT) HADLEY. He was disowned by the Society of Friends at the age of seventy for marrying the second time out of Meeting. SIMON HADLEY had no children with his 2nd wife.

The first authentic record we have that Simon Hadley was in Ireland was recorded about 1680 when he petitioned Parliament for protection against the possible confiscation of his property should the area become forfeited to the Crown as was then threatened. It reads:

“To the Honorable, the Trustees appointed by an Act of Parliament made in England, Instituted an Act for granting an Ayd to his Majestie by sale of Forfeited and other estates and Interests in Ireland, etc.

The Peticion and Claims of Symon Hadly of Ballynakill in the Kings County, Gentlemen, Sheweth

That there was a custom given by Edward Vernon, Esq. late Lord of the Manor of Clantarfe in the County of Dublin that any person or persons should have the liberty to build Shedds at Ballyscaddan, being part of the said Manor for Incouragemt of the fishery there and those who built the said Shedds were to hold the said Shedds dureing their upholding the same, paying dureing the Season and whilest fish was made there Sixpence for every Barrell of fish they should make; That the Claimant did build accourding to the said customs four Shedds and has enjoyed the same the seseven or eight yeares past two of the Shedds being builte by the Claimant with Lime and stone and the other two Shedds with Clay and stone That the Claimant being apprehensive that the said Manor of Clantarfe may beforfeited and vested in your Honors by the said Act and soe the Claimant may be prejudices and deprived of the said four Shedds soe builte by himas aforesaid.

May it therefore please your Honors to receive and allow of this your Petitioners Claime and if itt shall here-after appear that the said Manoris or will be forfeited that then your Honors would grant the Claimant the saving of his said Improvements soe made by him as aforesaidand to grant him such reliefe as to your Honors shall seem most equitable.

Simon Hadley
And the Claimant will pray
Signed by the Claimant in the presence of us
Ste.Duffe (Public Record Office)
Paul Lovelace (Four Courts,Dublin)
Richard Darling.

It will be noted that this document indicates that he had been there forseven or eight years at that time.

Simon and his wife Catherine seem to have been the first of the family to join the Society of Friends. At least we find no earlier reference to Hadleys in the Quaker records of Ireland or England. They were members of Moate Meeting, County Westmeath. From the minutes of this meeting we learn that Simon apologized to his Meeting for allowing his son, Simon, too many liberties. He himself was disowned by the Society for "marrying out of Meeting" at his second marriage when 70 years of age. Their son Simon apparently had great difficulty in maintaining his membership because of his repeated participation in military activities.

In addition to his fishery properties in Dublin, Simon owned an iron foundry in Kings County.

Moate Meeting records reveal that Catherine Talbot, wife of Simon, died the 20th. of 4th. month 1771, and was buried four days later. Shortly afterwards, Simon married Elizabeth _______.

From a record in the Office of Arms, Dublin Castle, we learn that Simon died in 1711. Administration of his property was granted 6 June 1711 to his widow Elizabeth Hadley and to his children, John Hadley, Elizabeth Miller, and Jane Kiernan. No mention is made of his son Simon. No doubt he had already received his share of the estate in preparation for his departure to America.

(Information from The Hadley Family by Lyle H. Hadley and an article inthe Pennsylvania Traveler Post, v. 16, #3, pg. 3)

The following is from a report (dated April 30, 1998) of research done bya professional genealogist:
Eneclann: Professional Electronic and Research Services for Irish History

Date: 30 April 1998.
Client: John Hadley.
Search: for the family of Simon Hadley Sr., and his sons Simon Jr. And John.
Status of search: Comprehensive search.
e-mail:agchem5@@gte.net
clients address: John Hadley
2656 SW Fairmount Blvd.
Portland, OR 97201
USA

Name: Simon Hadley,
Place of birth: possibly Somerset, England.
d.o.b. ca. 1640,
d.o.d. 6 June 1711
Came to Ireland: 1665-80 with the English army, or as a planter following the confiscations?
Religion: Quaker (appears to be first of family to join up).
Residence: after 1704, Moate co. West Meath.
Known property: First known documentation is a petition from 1680, 'The petition and claims of Symon Hadley of Ballynakill in the King's County,Gentleman. re: customary use of fishing in Ballyscaddan, formerly heldby Edward Vernon, lord of the manor of Clontarf, co. Dublin.
Married: (1) Katherine nee Talbot, d. 20 Apr. 1710
Had issue:
(1) Simon jr., who emigrated to the U.S. in 1712.
(2) Elizabeth Hadley Miller
(3) Jane Hadley Kierman
(4) John, remained in Ireland as late as 10 Dec. 1712.

Married: (2) unknown, possibly Elizabeth (possibly Miller, orKerean/Kern), Simon was disowned for marrying out of the Quakers, and had no issue.
Simon Sr., Simon Jr., and John Hadley were disowned by their meeting several times for participating in military activities.
Additional information on the Hadley family:
1755 Benjamin Hadley of Tullamore, King's County, made a deed 28 Oct.1755, for his dau. Elizabeth alias Hamilton, transferring to her all hisplate, linen goods etc.
Elizabeth ma. Frederick Lord Hamilton, Viscount Boyne 25 Aug. 1737.Among those present were her father Benjamin, her brother Thomas,Lieutenant O'Hara, John Walsh etc.
Benjamin Hadley died in 1761 aged 90 (d.o.b. ca. 1671)
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Report:
According to the Quaker Records, held in their library in Donnybrook, the Hadleys joined the Moate Meeting in 1696, 14 years before the death of Katherine Hadley in 1710. I couldn't find a record of Simon Sr. or Jr.'s military activity. However I uncovered information on the "disorderly Hadleys" in the Moate Meeting Minute Book. I n 1697 Simon Hadley Jr.married a young woman "whom another man had liberty to speak to her before him." In other words, another Friend had been given permission to speak to her in relation to marriage. Quaker courtship was very formal and failure to follow the strict discipline imposed could result in a condemnation for disorderly behavior. Also the marriage had been conducted 'by a priest', i.e. in a non-Quaker ceremony. Consequently there is no Quaker record of the marriage and we can't determine Ruth's maiden name. In fact earlier correspondence with the Quakers re: the Hadley family (copies enclosed), indicate that her maiden name was Ruth Miller, but that at the time of her marriage to Simon Jr., she was already a widow, her former husband's name was Keron. Unfortunately there is no further evidence in the Quaker records to substantiate these assertions. Simon Hadley the elder was also condemned at this time, for acting "contrary to the truth in giving way to his son." Unfortunately the Quaker Registers for Ireland between 1697 and 1712 do not record the dates of births of the 6 eldest children of this marriage. This information is available however in the photocopied extracts from Myersbook, enclosed. Presumably these records are available in the records ofthe New Garden Meeting, PA.

In 1704 Simon Hadley Jr. was again condemned by the Moate Meeting who noted "there are very bad reports abroad of ill things done by young Simon Hadley." Simon's brother John was similarly condemned by the Meeting in 1706. Unfortunately none of these reports outline the reasons for condemnation. I was able to confirm the death of Katharine Hadley, wife of Simon Sr. on 20 April 1710. She was buried at the Moate granoge (crannog? i.e. an artificial island in a lake) 24 April 1710.

In September 1710 Simon Hadley Sr. was condemned by the Moate Meeting for seeking another wife. No further reasons are given. Possibly his advanced age and the relatively recent death of his wife, may have been regarded as sufficient reason against his remarrying by the Moate elders. Simon Hadley Sr. re-married between September and November 1710, in a non-Quaker ceremony, and was condemned by the Moate Meeting. No records of his wife are available in the Quaker registers.

Significantly Simon Hadley Sr.'s death in 1711 was not recorded in any ofthe Quaker registers of deaths.

John Hadley, brother of Simon Hadley Jr. remained in Ireland after 1712. He appears to have had two daughters Elizabeth, who married 12 March 1719, Jonathan Hayes of Dublin. Second, Ruth, who married 21 Nov. 1735 John White of Nahadmore co. Westmeath. I requested a copy of all 'Hadley' documents from the Genealogical Office (GO MSS 800, no. 3. Copies enclosed). These documents indicated that later generations of Hadleys (the exact relation of all those Hadleys named is unknown), were Gunsmiths.

In your original mail you also mentioned one Elizabeth Hadley, who was the Dowager Viscountess Boyne. The GO MSS indicated that Benjamin Hadley (father unknown), was father of Elizabeth. (Might Benjamin have been a son of John Hadley of Ballynakill? Benjamin had 2 children, this Elizabeth, and a son Gilbert). This Elizabeth Hadley had an interesting but difficult life. She married Frederick Hamilton, son and heir of Gustavus Hamilton 2nd son of the 1st Viscount Boyne, hence not directly in line to succeed to the Viscountcy. Frederick inherited his father's fortune in 1734 and at 19 married Elizabeth in 1737. He did not inherit the Viscountcy until 1747, by which time he had already tried to set aside his first marriage to Elizabeth nee Hadley, and had remarried in1746. The exact status of the marriage was never determined. I've enclosed a relevant extract from Cockayne's Complete Peerage. Unfortunately I didn't have time to check for her will proved in 1785.
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Sources consulted:
Manuscript material:
Repository:
National Library of Ireland
1. Genealogical Office Ms (G.O. MS.) 800 no. 3
2. Quaker genealogies & extracts from records, N.L. microfilm
3. Quaker Wills and Inventories, Lib. of Society of Friends, availableon N.L. microfilm

Quaker Library, Swanbrook House, Bloomfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
1. All correspondence re: the Hadly/Hadley family.
2. Dublin meeting, Marriages
3. Jones Index
4. Moate meeting, Deaths
5. Moate meeting, Marriages
6. Moate Meeting - Minute book.

Secondary material:
1. Biographical notices of the Society of Friends, Leadbetter.
2. The Complete Peerage, George Edward Cokayne, vol. II (1912).
Guide to Irish Quaker Records 1654-1860, IMC, Ed. Goodbody.
History of the Friends in Ireland, Wright & Petty.
5. Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, Myers A.C.
6. Index to the prerogative wills of Ireland 1536-1810, ed. ArthurVicars.
7. Index to will abstracts in the Genealogical Office, in An. Hib. 17
8. Quakers in Ireland, Grubb, Isabel 1927
9. Quaker Records, Dublin, Abstracts of Wills 1704-1785, I.M.C., Ed.Eustace & Goodbody.
10. Registry of Deeds, Abstracts of Wills, 1708-45 ed. P.B. Eustace,I.M.C. 1956.
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Secondary sources: (used to locate Manuscript sources)
1. Biographical notices of the society of Friends, resident in Ireland Mary Leadbetter, London 1823.
no Hadley or Hadly in the index.

2. The Complete Peerage, G.E.C. vol. II, (London, 1912), p. 267
for the marriage of Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin Hadley in 1737, see below.

3. Guide to Irish Quaker Records, 1654-1860, ed. Olive C. Goodbody,I.M.C. 1867
Moate monthly meeting records: p. 38
Estb. 1659, at the house of Thomas English, moving later to that of JohnClibborn, who, in 1694, built a Meeting House.
Minute Books:
Minutes of Men's meeting 4/5/1680 -20/8/1731 H.7
This includes some accounts of 1660.
Minutes of Men's meeting 24/6/1732-28/9/1755 H. 8
Includes Sufferings 1660-1687 and certificates of removal 1715-1731.
Membership
Records Births, Marriages and Deaths 1660-1782 H. 1
Testimonies of Condemnation, Disunion or Denial. (from failure to attend Meetings, backbiting or spreading slander, dishonesty in trading or unnecessary debt, to various social or moral defects. Marriage 'out' of the Society, failure to follow the strict discipline imposed. Also the bearing of arms, wearing of uniform. Alphabetical lists available in the Quaker library.)
Index, no record of Hadley or Hadly. Jane Kierman/Kiernan, or ElizabethMiller. Catherine/Katherine Talbot. Ballynakill or Ballyscaddan.

4. History of Friends in Ireland 1653-1700, Wight & Rutty London 1811.
no information on the Hadlys/Hadleys.

5. Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750, Albert Cook Myers, 1969 Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co. I found agood deal of information on the family of Simon Hadley Jr. I haveincluded the most relevant information on the family below, and have sent photo-copies along with the report.

6. Index to the prerogative wills of Ireland 1536-1810, ed. ArthurVicars.
There is no record of Simon Hadley's will of 1711.

7. Index to will abstracts in the Genealogical Office, in An. Hib. 17
There is no record of any Hadly/Hadley wills.

8. Quakers in Ireland, Grubb, Isabel 1927
No record of any Hadly/Hadley.

9. Quaker Records, Dublin, Abstracts of Wills 1704-1785, I.M.C., Ed.Eustace & Goodbody.
No record of any Hadly/Hadley.

10. Registry of Deeds, Abstracts of Wills, vol. 1 1708-45 ed. P. B. Eustace, I.M.C. 1956.
Index of personal names doesn't include Hadly or Hadley; also checked for Jane Kierman/Kiernan and Elizabeth Miller, nothing.
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Manuscript sources:
N.L.I.
1. Genealogical Office Ms (G.O. MS.) 800 no. 3
Extracts from the Registry of Deeds.
10 Dec. 1712- Deed between John Hadley, of Carrilegh in the County of Westmeath, and Terence Geoghegan of the City of Dublin, re: lease of the lands of Mabrist and Grossan in the Barony of Moycashel co. Westmeathfor a term of 31 years.

10 June 1746- Memorial of a Lease whereby Thomas Hadley of Killinboy, co. Westmeath, Gunsmith, demised to Edmond Keegan of Killinboy, ... the house wherein the said Edmond Keegan then dwelt.

28 Feb. 1746- Deed of Indenture whereby Thomas Hadley of Moate in thecounty of Westmeath, Gunsmith, in consideration of a sum of "40 to him paid, assigned to James Clibborn of Moate aforesaid, all that part of thelands of Killinboy containing 27 acres...

28 Oct. 1755- Deed whereby Benjamin Hadley, of the Town of Tullamore,King's Co., Gunsmith, in consideration of the natural love and affectionhe bore for his daughter Elizabeth Hadley, alias Hamilton, of the town of Tullamore, made over and transferred to her all his plate, pewter,brass and linen goods, and all the debts which any person did owe him,except a sum of "5 to be paid yearly to his son Gilbert Hadley, together with one bed, one chest, six pewter dishes and six plates.

8 Nov. 1861 Deed whereby Benjamin Hadley of Tullamore, King's County, Gunsmith demised to Thomas Hadley of Tullamore Gunsmith, and that and those a house in Tullamore and his holding in the lands of Spellingston,King's Co. To have and to hold the same for the life of the said Thomas Hadley at the annual rent of 6/6d an acre.

2. Quaker genealogies & extracts from records, N.L. microfilm
I found no information on the Hadlys/Hadleys here.

3. Quaker Wills and Inventories, Lib. of Society of Friends, available on N.L. microfilm
Again, no information on the Hadlys/Hadleys.
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Quaker Library, Swanbrook House, Bloomfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
I have included photo-copies of all correspondence re: the Hadly/Hadleyfamily.

I used the Jones Index, to trace the monthly meetings which theHadlys/Hadleys were associated with:

Registry of marriages Dublin Monthly Meeting.
Book Page Name Residence
T 1 212 Hadley John not given

married Where married Date
Margaret [ ] By a priest ca.1699

This John Hadley appears to be the same John Hadley of the deed of 10Dec. 1712 (see above). He is probably a son of Simon Hadley Sr. His family remained in the Westmeath/Offaly area over the next 70 odd years. The fact that his marriage is said to have been conducted 'by a priest'indicates that he married in a ceremony outside of the Quakers ca. 1699.
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Registry of Deaths, Moate Monthly Meeting.
Book Page Name d.o.d. Age Residence
1 17 Katharine Hadly 1710 April 20 [ ] Moate

Description Date of burial Place of burial
Wife of Simon 1710 April 24 Moate

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Registry of Marriages, Moate Monthly Meeting.

Bk page Name ResidenceDescription
2mr1 78 Hadley Elizth Ballinakill [ ]

Names of parents Parents' abode to whom married
[ ] [ ] [ ]

Residence where married Date of marriage.
Ballenakill 26 Lismoney 1719 March 12

Elizabeth Hadley appears to be the daughter of John Hadley of Ballinakill. There is no indication why neither of her parents weregiven in the marriage register. Possibly her father may not have been ingood standing with the Quakers at this time. There is also a record of Elizabeth Hadley's marriage in the Mountmellick Marriage register. The only additional information that this provides is the name of he rhusband, Jonathan Hayes of Dublin. The marriage is also recorded as having taken place in Dublin.

Registry of Marriages, Moate Monthly Meeting.

page Name Residence Description
209 Hadly Ruth [ ] [ ]

Names of parents Parents abode to whommarried
Hadley John Ballinakill Kings co. White John

Residence where married Date of marriage.
Nahadmore co. WM Moate 1735 Nov. 21st.
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The most interesting information however is from the Moate MonthlyMeeting, Minute Book. I have enclosed photo-copies of the report, but have also typed out the relevant extracts while in the archive.
Moate Men's Meeting, Minute book 1667-1731. Ref. H7 f. 79v

1697 the 15th of Oct.
'Whereas it hath been made appear before us that Simon Hadly the youngerhath been guilty of letting his mind out in attempting to fulfil his lustwith a younger woman to the difference of truth and friends having dealtwith him about it so that he hath given a paper of condemnation againsthis so doing; which paper doth not satisfy us so fully as we could wish it might. But we are willing to wait to see how his life and conversation will answer for his paper. William Louther is to go to Mountmellick to discourse friends of that meeting in relation to Simon Hadley the younger his marriage and to let them know the mind of ourmeeting.'
Recorded on the facing page, 79
'Done as was defined'.

1697 the 26th of Nov. f. 80v
Whereas Simon Hadly the elder hath acted contrary to the order of truth by giving way to his son to proceed in relation to marriage with a young woman whom another man had liberty to speak to her before him, andf riends having dealt with him at this meeting and hath given him a month till the next men's meeting to consider what he will give friends to clear truth for his so doing. Isaac Fitton & John Mickell are desired to speak to Simon Hadly the younger and know of him whether he will give friends such satisfaction as will clear truth against his running out to marry with a priest or otherwise friends must write against him.
f. 80r. [facing page] 'done as defined'.
f. 81 r.
Simon Hadly the elder having formerly acted contrary to truth in givingway to his son to proceed with a young woman in relation to marriage when another man had liberty to speak to her before him, hath given a paper of condemnation against his so doing.

1698 f. 82v
'Friends having received a paper of condemnation from Simon Hadly the younger which is not satisfactory to them, the friends having considered desires for his well fare, have appointed Anthony Robinson, Jacob Fittonand John Wily to go and speak to him once more to see what may be done with him'

1698 8th of April f. 83v
Simon Hadley the younger having been guilty of committing several transgressions greatly to the dishonour of truth and several friends having been very tender in dealing with him from time to time, and the said Simon having not satisfied friends to clear of truth, it is the mind of this meeting that a paper be drawn up against him and his actions. John Wily, John Mickley and William Lawson are to draw up the said paper'
f. 83r
'Done as desired'.

25 March 1704 f. 121 v
'Whereas there are very bad reports abroad of ill things done by young Simon Hadly therefore the following friends are desired to discourse with him and see what he can do to clear himself of said reports or whether he be guilty of the same. John Wyly, Thomas Lightfoot, Jacob Fuller.'
f. 122
'Simon Hadly was spoken to- and he brings new circumstances to clear himself, but still stands in the denial of it.'

5 Sept. 1704 f. 124v
'The friends appointed by last meeting to read the paper to young Hadly and his father and mother against the said Symon bring an account they have read it to the old people and they seem to be one with friends init. Jonathan Robinson & John Mickle are desired to read it to young Symon as soon as they can conveniently that it may be in readiness to publish before next meeting.'

1706 f. 137 v
This Meeting having had account heretofore as well as of late that John Hadly in his life and conversation hath not walked answerable to truth -did deal with him about his miscarriages but not satisfactory answer they got, but instead of his condemning his company, keeping with bad peoplein ale houses and quarrelling did rather justify it and an account being given that he continued in the same practise and he having done some evil thing in Dublin formerly, which under his own hand he did condemn, yet he being accounted among people to be one of us, Therefore Thomas Lightfoot a and Jacob Fitton is appointed by this meeting to brew up apaper against his said actions and make a parcel of, that his own condemnation given in Dublin and let people in it know that he is not in fellowship with us...'

f. 138a (loose slip)
Dublin the 24th Sept. 1706
Loving friends Jonathan Robinson & John Mickle
By this you may understand John Hadly and his wife left this [ ] after they had given forth the enclosed so that we had li[ttle or] no proof of him afterwards & at that time you may percei[ve] he stood as to friends we having laid no hold on him a[ ] but waiting to see whether his conversation would answer [ ] writing so conclude with true love to you and friends [ ] Loving friend George Nowle[ ].

1710 [September] f. 152v
Thomas Lightfoot & Joshua Clibborn are appointed to speak to Symon Hadley the elder about his proceedings in seeking a wife so disorderly as we are informed he has done and being an account of what he says to next meeting.
...10 Nov. 1710
At our men's Meeting at the Moate
The friends appointed above to speak to Symon Hadly the elder about his disorderly proceedings in seeking a wife bring an account they spoke to him accordingly and that he said he knew nothing he had done amiss and that his marriage should not be hastily done, but contrary to his words he was married within a few weeks after by a priest therefore John Mickleis appointed to draw a paper against his disorderly proceedings and bring it here next first day.
f. 153
'Done'.
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Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750, AlbertCook
Myers, 1969
p. 340
Simon Hadley & his wife Ruth from the Moate Meeting, Co. Westmeath, received in Pennsylvania 4 June 1716.
'They came from Ireland about 1712, and settled in New Castle county, near the New Garden line. A house which he erected in 1717 was still standing in 1881. Children: Joseph, b. 25 Aug 1698; Deborah b. 25 Feb.1701; Joshua b. 6 March 1703; Simon b. 23 Dec. 1704-5; Hannah, b. 16 Nov. 1709-10; Ruth b. 6 Dec. 1711-12; Katharine b. 25 Feb. 1715; Annb. 7 Dec. 1717-18.
Additional information on the Hadleys' in Pennsylvania available in thesephoto-copies.
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The Complete Peerage, G.E.C. vol. II, (London, 1912), p. 267
Frederick Hamilton, Viscount Boyne, son of Hon. Gustavus Hamilton of Redwood, King's Co. by Dorothea, dau. of Richard Bellew, Baron Bellew. This Gustavus was the 2nd son of the 1st Viscount Boyne [also Gustavus].Frederick was bap. 9 Nov. 1718 and suc. his father 26 Feb. 1733 [-4].Took his seat 24 Oct. 1747. He is said to have married, 1stly, privately, 25 Aug. 1737, at Chapel izod, Co. Dublin, wh[Hadley#1.FTW]
Notes for Simon Hadley
About 1680 Symon Hadly submitted a petition to retain a fishery he had built and maintained for 7 or 8 years. Irish property ownership was tenuous at best and many landowners who had been granted properties in earlier regimes, were stripped of it as the political power changed hands. It is likely that Symon and Catherine came to Ireland from England after the Cromwell invasion. Cromwell sold choice Irish lands to loyal English Protestants. Symon's fisheries at Ballynakill were in jeopardy because the lord from whom he rented, was losing these properties as a result of the Restoration of the English monarchy. 750

The petition reads as follows:

To the Honorable the Trustees appointed by an Act of Parliament made in England Instituted an Act for granting an ayd to his Majestie by Sale of the forfeited and other Estates and Interests in Ireland, &c. The Petition and Claims of Symon Hadley of Ballynakill in the Kings County, Gentleman, Showeth

That there was a Custom given by Edward Vernon Esquire late Lord of the Mannor of Clantarfe in the County of Dublin that any person or persons should have liberty to build Shedds at Ballyscaddan, being part of the said mannor for Incouragment of the ffishery there and those who builte the said Shedds were to hold the said Shedds during their upholding the same, paying dureing the Season and whilst ffish was made there Sixpence for every Barrell of ffish they should make: That the Claimant did build according to the said Custome four Shedds and has enjoyed the same these Seaven or Eight yeares past two of the said Shedds being builte by the Claimant with Lime and stone and the other two Shedds with Clay and Stone. That the Claimant being apprehensive that the said Mannor of Clantarfe may be forfeited and vested in your Honours by the said Act and soe the Claymant may be prejudiced and deprived of the said four Shedds soe builte by him as aforesaid.

May it therefore please your Honoure to receive and allow of this your Petitioners Claim and if itt shall hereafter appear that the said Mannor is or will be forfeited that then your Honours would grant the Claimant a Saveing of his said improvements soe made by him as aforesaid and to grant him such releife as to your Hounours shall seem most equitable.And the Claimant will pray
Symon Hadly
Signed by the Claimant in the presence of us
Ste: Duffe
Paul Lovelace
Richd Darling

At the bottom of the page is written: Public Record Office (Four Courts) Dublin 10-16-1907.
Notes for Catherine (Spouse 2)
Catherine is said in one family tree to be the daughter of John Talbot and Mary
Fortesque.
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