Notebook:Joseph Kilgore and Penelope Treworgy

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New England Historical and Genealogical Record, vol. 55, p. 311, 1901. Marriage 17 January 1720 between Joseph Kilgore and Penelope Treworgy, Berwick Town Records.

!Boston Transcript, genealogical query #6269, 8 April 1903. Wife and three children named.

!Boston Transcript, genealogical query #9693, 17 February 1930. Joseph Kilgore came from Scotland to Boston in 1718; moved to Kittery, Maine, in 1720. Died York, Maine, 1764, where his will was written 16 May 1762.

!W.M. Sargent 1887, Maine Wills 1640-1760, p. 342. Inventory of the estate of Nathan Lord, probated 24 September 1733, includes a debt owed by Joseph Killgore of Berwick, York County, Massachusetts Bay Province of New England. No will listed for Joseph Kilgore.

!Jim Wallace, 5 December 1998. Died Bethel, Oxford County, Maine.

! New England Historical and Genealogical Record, vol. 111, p. 25, 1957. Vital Records of York, Maine. Children of Joseph Kilgore and Penelope Treworgy born in York: Katharine, 9 February 1727/1728; Joseph, 28 March 1730; and Benjamin, 16 April 1732.

!York County Court Index 1700-1760, Maine State Archives. Maine UsGenWeb Project "KILGORE, JOSEPH","DEF","York",605769 "KILGORE, JOSEPH ET AL","DEF","York",606941 "KILGORE, JOSEPH" ,"DEF" "York",608184(cases possibly may refer to Joseph Kilgore Jr.)

!J.E. Frost 1991, Maine Probate Abstracts 1687-1800. From volume 11, p. 221. Will of Joseph Killgore of York dated 30 April 1764. Names eldest son Joseph Killgore, second son Benjamine, daughter Katherine Beatle, youngest daughter Elizabeth Abbot, and youngest son John. Vol. 11, p.251. Inventory of estate 7 July 1764 amounted to £219 0s 8p, including 60 acres of homestead and 8 acres of marsh. Vol 11, p. 292. Final account of probate for Joseph Killgore 22 May 1765. Also Vol. 11, p. 224: Joseph Ilgore of York made a verbal will, his estate considered not worth being in a written will. Son John named and a daughter and grandson mentioned.

!Kilgore Family Record, LDS FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah; 929.273 A1#7138. Joseph Killgore born in Scotland 169-. Came to Boston in 1718. Married Penelope Trueworthy, daughter of James Trueworthy, on 17 January 1720. Purchased land in Kittery, Maine, 1727. Later moved to York where his will was dated 30 April 1764.

!Roy Killgore 1996, Descendants of Joseph Killgore 1690-1764 of Scotland & Treworgy Ancestors, pp. 23-24 and 531. Died 2 May 1764 in York, York County, Maine.

!Roy Killgore 1996, Descendants of Joseph Killgore 1690-1764 of Scotland & Treworgy Ancestors, addendum 14, 31 March 1997. Joseph Kilgore born within three days of his baptism, 6 July 1701, in Markinch, Fife, Scotland. Baptized St. John the Baptist Church.

!Roy E. Killgore 2000, Origin & History of the Ancient Name of Cillgobhar.....Kilgour (30th revision), p. 179. Identification of Joseph Kilgore's birth in Scotland was made by researchers employed by Roy E. Killgore to research the family. If Joseph indeed is the Joseph born in Markinch (located 30 kilometers due north of Edinburgh), then the traditional date of birth 1690 is in error. Parish registers containing baptisms in Scotland began to be recorded only in the late 1500s, and were common by the mid-1600s. Baptised at St. John the Baptist Church in Markinch. Identification with the Joseph Kilgore who immigrated to Maine is based on the following arguments: 1) No other Joseph Kilgour has been identified in Scotland at this time. 2) This is the first appearance of Joseph as a given name in the Kilgour families. 3) There is no subsequent record (no children, no witnessing of baptisms, no death) of a Joseph Kilgour in Scotland. [Scottish records, however, are imperfect.] 4) The overwhelming opposite to William of Orange in Fife offers a ready explanation for the immigration of Joseph to America in 1718.

!Roy E. Killgore 2000, Origin & History of the Ancient Name of Cillgobhar.....Kilgour (30th revision), Vital Records to 1800. Joseph, son of John Ilgour and Helen Litster, baptised 6 July 1701.

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