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From: "John Polk" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] Migration of 1718 group - Rennick family
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 10:37:16 -0400
There is a mention of the Rennick family and their origin from Inniskillen
(County Fermanagh) in an action by James Logan in Pennsylvania, transcribed
in Egle's Notes and Queries, Annual Volume, 1899, p.83, as follows:
"Whereas George Rennick, late of Inniskillen, having about eleven years
since arrived in this province with the first settlers of Donegal, yet has
never obtained leave to settle on any of the proprietor's lands, without
which leave he would never presume to attempt it, and being now desirous
that himself and three sons, William, Thomas and Robert, and his son-in-law
Robert Polke, might be allowed to settle down on some tract together in one
neighborhood, I therefore think it advisable that persuant to his request he
and his said sons and son-in-law be suffered to enter on the quantity of one
thousand acres, near Susquehanna, betwen Sohatroe and Pextan, and that the
same may be marked out to him and his said sons in a regular tract by the
surveyor of Lancaster county or his order at the said George's charge, upon
this express condition, that he and his said sons and son-in-law shall
comply with such terms as shall be proposed by the proprietors or their
agents, when lands in those parts shall be granted, or other wise shall
quietly quitt the same. Dated at Stenton, the 25th day of January, 1730-1.
Lett him begin on Susquehanna at least two miles above Sohatroe, running a
proper distance back, and he may take in any settlement that is only begun
and not actually inhabited. J. L."
This would place his arrival in the area at 1719-20. Is this the Robert
Rennick that married Mary Boyd Walker as mentioned your note? Do you know
when and where he died?
Havre de Grace MD
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 22:07
Subject: Re: [S-I] Migration of 1718 group from Casco Bay to Northampton
> My Boyds were earlier but the family was still there. Mary Boyd Walker m.
> Robert Renick then their daughter Mary Walker Renick m. my Elijah
> Fleming..........all in early (1720-50) PA and then down to SC. All
> for REV from NC. lot of interesting families in early PA.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Diane Graham" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 7:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [S-I] Migration of 1718 group from Casco Bay to Northampton
>> On Mar 30, 2010, at 6:49 PM, Sarah wrote:
>>> I also had "Boyds" in this area at this time. They were related to the
>>> Walkers, Renicks,
>>> and Flemings in PA.
>>> My Boyd ancestor, Mary Boyd b. 1776 Pa. m. John Donnel whose mother
>>> was supposedly Mary Fleming.
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