Name: Joanna CROWLEY
Birth: 7 APR 1702 in Onibury, County Shropshire, ENGLAND
Death: 24 NOV 1735 in Birmingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA
Burial: BET 1733 AND 1753 Old Kennett Cemetery, Kennett, Chester County, Pennsylvania USA
Religion: Quaker AKA Friends Church
Note My maternal 6th great grandparents via marriage into the MOORE family.
Reference Number: IND12110
Little About The CROWLEY Name:
The sept of O'Crowley began as an offshoot of the MacDermots of Moylurg ( Co Roscommon). Their ancestor was one O'Cruadhlaoich from which the name C rowley derives. It means Hard Hero. This branch settled near Dunmanway ( Co Cork) and had a recognized chief living at Kilshallow. Many were profes sional soldiers. The O'Crowleys usually fought with the Mac Cartys. A lar ge portion of the O'Crowley lands were forfeited to Richard Boyle, the Fir st Earl Of Cork. The name is so connected with Co Cork that 75% of Crowl ey and O'Crowley births are registered in that county.
In form, Crowley is English, a habitation name from an Old English term me aning "wood of the crows", and no doubt some of those in Ireland bearing t he name derive from English stock. However, the vast majority are of Gael ic Irish extraction, with Crowley an anglicisation of Ó Cruadhlaoich, fr om "cruadh" and "laoch", meaning "hardy" and "warrior". The Cruadhlaoch, f rom whom the family takes its name, lived in the mid-11th century and wa s, in fact, one of the MacDermots of Moylurg in Connacht, Diarmuid an Crua dhlaoch, a son of Conchubhar son of Diarmuid, a quo the Mac Diarmuida Ruai dh, MacDermott Roe. Some time later, probably in the late 13th century, de scendants of an Ó Cruadhlaoch migrated from Connacht to Co Cork, where th ey settled in an area north of the Bandon river in the barony of East Carb ery. A local tradition has it that they acquired their territory by marryi ng into the ruling family of the Coughlans, whom they then ousted. The tow nlands of Curraghcrowly East and West in this district record their presen ce.
In any event, while the original Connacht branch of the family declined, d escendants of the Cork family prospered and multiplied, in part no doubt d ue to their well-deserved and formidable reputation as fighters. Their dis possession in the confiscations of the 17th century was almost total, sin ce they were prominent on the losing sides in all the major conflicts of t he period. The vast majority of Irish Crowleys today are connected to t he Cork branch, and that county is still home to most of them. In 1890 the re were 161 births of the name, 116 of these in County Cork.
Source: Crowley Clan Name Origins
Father: John CROWLEY b: BET 1645 AND 1685 in possibly ENGLAND
Mother: Mary [--?--] b: BET 1645 AND 1690 in possibly ENGLAND
Enoch HOLLINGSWORTH b: 1702 in Newark, New Castle County, Delaware USA
23 DEC 1725
in Centre Meeting, New Castle County, Delaware USA
- Hannah HOLLINGSWORTH b: 16 AUG 1727 in Birmingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania