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  • ID: I8376
  • Name: Joseph HUGHEY
  • Surname: HUGHEY
  • Given Name: Joseph
  • Prefix: *
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1707
  • Death: Oct 1773 in Drumore Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now USA
  • Note:
    In various records his surname was spelled different ways including Huey and Hughey. Another researcher shows him as a son of the Robert Huey who left a will dated 23 June 1770 in Lancaster Co., PA. However, he and this Robert may have been close to the same age so may have been brothers instead. This link is tentative.

    THE LARIMER, McMASTERS AND ALLIED FAMILIES (1903) by Rachel H.L. Mellon, p. 75-78:
    The Hughey Family
    Joseph Hughey (1707? - 1773)
    Joseph Hughey settled in Lancaster County about 1730, and belonged to the Ulster settlement of Scotch-Irish. The earliest record in Pennsylvania is the Hughey Bible record, beginning with the marriage of Joseph Hughey and Jean Irwin (Erwin), March thirteenth, 1737.
    In 1759 Joseph Hughey had two hundred acres of land in Drumore township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He received his first land warrant in 1751.
    Of the record of the Hughey family of Ulster, Ireland, O'Hart says: "O'Haodha, O'Hugh, or Hughes, chief of the Fearnmhoighe, or Fernmoy, a district in the county Down, on the borders of Antrim, in the barony of Lower Iveaghs. The dominant family in Ulidia, when in A.D. 1177 it was invaded by John de Courcy was that of Cu-Uladh, MacDuinsleibhe, O'Heochadha, and who was nephew of Rory, the fifty-fourth and last king of Ulidia." The "Cu-Uladh" portion of this name has been latinized Canis Ultoniae; meaning that this chief of Ulidia (which in the twelfth century constituted the "Kingdom of Ulster") was swift-footed as a hound.
    This, I think, shows that the Hugheys, or O'Heogheys, were of Irish origin, and if any of the family went to France with the Huguenots they were, no doubt, of the Irish family, which is probably the reason of the various spelling of the Hughey name.
    .....A Robert Hughey, from Ireland, was licensed to preach in the Presbytery of Donegal, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, receiving his license from Ireland in 1773. Whether he was a brother of Joseph Hughey this author has no record.

    footnote: It is interesting to recall the fact that the Protestants who took refuge in the north of Ireland in the past years were not from Scotland alone; there were (also) French Huguenots, Hollanders, and English. We must bear in mind that there was (also) a nucleus of the native Irish, who themselves became reformed. The Hugheys evidently belonged to a clan of reformed Irish, because they became Presbyterians. Some of the Hugheys of Pennsylvania claim to be of French Huguenot descent."


    In the opinion of the above author Rachel H.L. Mellon (1903), the Hugheys were native Irish. Other researchers have concluded, however, that the name was originally spelled "Huet" and that they were descended from French Huguenots who had fled to Ireland from France. Still other researchers believe that the Hughey's were Scotch-Irish (descendants of Scottish protestants who had settled in Ireland), which is probably correct.


    Will of Joseph Hughey
    In the name of God, Amen. This eight day of September Seventeen Hundred and Seventy three, I, Joseph Hughey of Drumore Township and County of Lancaster, Being Sick and wake (weak) in Body But of a Sound desposing Mind and Memory Blessed be God for all his Mercys and Calling to Mind that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my Last Will and Testmanet in Manar and form following first of all I Recomment my Soul to God who gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Lick (like) and deasent manner at the discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God---and as tuching such Worldly Estate wherewith all it hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life, I give and despose of the same in the following manner and form after all my just Debts and Funeral Charges be first paid.
    Imprimis -- I Give and bequeath into my well beloved Son PATRICK HUGHEY Ten Shillings Pennsylvania Currency to be Paid him in one Year after my decease together with my Brown Stuff Coat and Jacket. Item -- I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son SAMUEL HUGHEY my Brown Thick Cloth Coat and Jeacket and Ten Shillings to be paid as above as also my Surtout Coat.
    Item -- I give and bequeath to my Son in Law WILLIAM IRWIN my Light colored Stuf Coat and Jeacket and Ten Shillings to be paid as Above.
    Item -- I give and bequeath to my well Beloved Daughter JEAN HUGHEY a Fether Bed and Bed Cloaths to the Value of Ten Pound and a Mear (Mare) or Gelden (Gelding) to the velue of Sixteen pounds as also a Sedel and Bridel worth five pound, and Lickways (likewise) five pound in Cash to be Provided and given her in one year after my decease if she requires them, Lickways (likewise) I order that She shall have a further Sum of Ten Pounds to be leved out of my Estate and paid her within two years after my decease. In case she mereys, but Provided She Remains Single she is not to git it from four years after my Decease and Lickways (likewise) my case of Drawers I give hur to have them Immediately after my decease.
    Item -- I give and Bequeath unto my Well beloved Wife JEAN HUGHEY hir Bead and Bead Cloathes and all the Plenishing that it in the Kitchen as also ye Bay Mear and hir own Blew Side Sedel and a Bridle and the best Cow that is about the place and my own chist, and while Both or either of my Sons that shall be Hereafter named Possess My Real Estate She shall have her mear and Cow cept (kept) both winter and sumer as they do their own and whenever she Sees Caus She may Move into the upper End of the House and they my sd. sons or either of them while they hold and poses my Land as Above shall yearly and Every Year Provid and Lay Down at the Doar Fier Wood Sofecent to Serve her -- Cut fitting for the Chimney of sd. Hous and Lickways give her fifteen bushels of grean (grain) every year. Viz. Eight Bushels of weat and seven of Coarn as also two Barrel of Sider and a Convenient Little garden fenced in for her uce (use) all all which yearly Benefits---She is to incoy (enjoy) Dewring her Neaturel Life while She Continues my widdow. But if my Sons Shall See Caus to Sell and Convey away my said Real Estate She my sd. wife shall heave the Sum of Fifty Pounds Paid or Secured to be paid in proportion to "geehor" payments arising from the Seal (sale) of sd. place yearly as the Same Comes deu towards her mentainance, while she Lives if She Continues as above and what she leaves of said money aforesaid is to be at her disposal at hir Death, but if she my sd. wife and these my Sons do live together on sd. plantation till the time of hir death, she shall only have Ten pounds at hir disposal and in lick manner I order and allow my said wife and my Sons EPHRAIM & JOHN and my Daughter JEAN that while they See Caus to live together as parent and Children that after providing and maken of these my said Sons Yearly aperal as usual that anything that can be done more shall be my sd. wifs and daughters property as a Reward of their Industry.
    Item -- I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son EPHRAIM HUGHEY the Gray Mear and his Sedel and Bridel and my Leather Briches and my Little wearing Coat as also the one half of all my Real and personal Estate to be posesed by him his Heirs and Assigns forever after my just Debts and funeral charges together with what Legacys and Bequeathments that is already named or shall hereafter be named is first deducted of the whole Estate and in Lick mannor I give to my Well beloved Son JOHN HUGHEY his Heirs and Assigns the other half of my said Estate Both Real and personal after deductions is maid as above Together with my Young Soral Coalt & a Sedel and Bridel and my Black Cloath Britches and do hereby Order that when any of these my said Sons EPHRAIM and JOHN HUGHEY Shall See Caus to quet their part of the plantation that the other is to have it at the valuation of three Indefrant men By them Chosen for that purpos or other wayes it shall be put to Seal and the money ariving from the said Seal (sale) shall be equally devided Behoten them -- and I do Hereby Constitute make and appoint my Well Beloved Sons EPHRAIM HUGHEY and JOHN HUGHEY to Be my whole and Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament & I do hereby Vestuly disalow Revoke and disanul and other Wills and testaments By me maid declaring this to be my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Year and day first Wretten.
    Joseph Huey

    Signed Published pronounced & delivered by the said Joseph Hughey as his Last Will in presence of us the Subscribers
    James McHullon
    James Snodgrass
    Moses Irwin

    Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
    On the twenty-fifth day of October Anno Domini 1773, Before me the Subscriber Personally appeared the within named James McHullon and James Snodgrass two of the Subscribing Witnesses to the within Will & on their Corporal Oath according to Law did declare and say that they were present and Saw & heard JOSEPH HUEY the Testator within named Sign Seal Publish Pronounce & declare the within writing as and for his last Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of Sound mind Memory & understanding to the best of their knowledge observation and Belief.
    Edward Shippen, Register

    Be is remembered that on the twenty-fifth day of October, Anno Domini 1773 the Last Will and Testament of JOSEPH HUEY late of Drumore Township in the County of Lancaster, yeoman, deceased was proved in due form & Law & Letters Testamentary were granted to EPHRAIM HUEY & JOHN HUEY the Executors therein named, they being first duly Qualified well & Truly to administer the Estate of the Testator & to exhibit a true & Perfect Inventory thereof into the Register's Office at Lancaster on or before the Twenty fifth day of November next to & to Render a true & just Account of their Administration when thereto lawfully required. Given under the Seal of the said Office.
    Edw' Shippen, Register

    Father: HUEY b: ABT 1665

    Marriage 1 Jean (Jane) IRWIN b: 1716/1717 in of ,, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Married: 13 Mar 1737 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
    1. Has No Children Patrick HUGHEY b: 12 Feb 1738 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now USA
    2. Has Children Samuel HUGHEY b: 20 Nov 1740 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now USA
    3. Has No Children Margaret HUGHEY b: 8 Mar 1745 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now USA
    4. Has Children Ephraim HUGHEY b: 4 Dec 1747 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now USA
    5. Has No Children Joseph HUGHEY b: 28 Oct 1749 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now USA
    6. Has Children John HUGHEY b: 31 Jan 1752 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now USA
    7. Has No Children Rachel HUGHEY b: 16 Mar 1754 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now USA
    8. Has No Children Jean HUGHEY b: ABT 1756 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now USA
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