Person:William Semple (22)

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Sir William Semple, Knight, 'of Letterkenny'
b.Bef. 11 Jan 1591 Scotland
d.Bef. 11 Jun 1618
m. 31 Aug 1604
  1. Sir William Semple, Knight, 'of Letterkenny'Bef 1591 - Bef 1618
  2. Levimus Sempleabt 1606 -
  • HSir William Semple, Knight, 'of Letterkenny'Bef 1591 - Bef 1618
  • WAnn Stewartabt 1605 -
m.
  1. Francelina Semple
Facts and Events
Name[2] Sir William Semple, Knight, 'of Letterkenny'
Gender Male
Birth[3] Bef. 11 Jan 1591 Scotland
Marriage Letterkenny, Conwal, County Donegal, Republic of Irelandto Ann Stewart
Death[3] Bef. 11 Jun 1618
Alt Death[4] Aft. 30 Nov 1656 His mother giving him gift, Londonderry
Alt Death? Oct. 1674 Ballyarnet, Parish Templemore, County Donegal

William Semple

  • The Scots Peerage by Paul, James
Page 554 – Sir William Sempill, Knight, of Letterkenny, in Ireland, who was a J.P. for County Donegal in 1629. On 23 May 1639, along with Sir George Hamilton of Donalong, Baronet, Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw, and Sir William Stewart of New Stewarton, he had a grant of the manor of Strabane and the rest of the Abercorn estate. He appears to have married Anne, younger daughter of Sir William Stewart, Baronet, sometime of Dunduff, Ayrshire, and of Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland, by whom he had an only daughter, Francelina, who appears to have been married to Sir Charles Hamilton, 2nd Baronet of Killishandra, County Caven.
  • 09 Sep 1634 - Sir Archibald Acheson dies at the house of Reverend William Semple's in Letterkenny, Conwal, Donegal, Ireland - Sir Archibald Acheson 1st Baronet "of Market Hill, in Clonekearney, County Armagh, Nova Scotia" Archibald married Margaret Hamilton daughter of Johanna de Everard by her first marriage to John Hamilton before Robert, 4th Lord Semple.
  • 1640 - Establishment of the Presbyterian Church in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
  • 1646 - Sir William Semple is ordained Minister of the Presbyterian Church in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. And in 1647 he is 1 of 30 Ordained Presbyterian Scottish Ministers permantley settled in Ulster Ireland.
  • Jan 1654 - Semple, Sir William, a Protestant and leasee in the parish of Lecke, County Donegal 1654. Later Scots-Irish Links, 1575-1725 Part Four. [CS] Page 89.
  • May 1654 - Ballykelly, County Derry, Ireland - William Semple had declared in the meeting-place at Ballykelly (Co. Derry) that that place was accursed through being the cause of the loss of so godly a minister as they formerly had, since which time they had gone astray like lost sheep;...SOURCE: Author: Seymour, St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt)
Subject: Puritans; Great Britain -- History Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660; Ireland -- Church history
Publisher: Oxford Clarendon Press. Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT.
  • 30 Nov 1656 - A deed of gift by Joanna Everard "Lady Semple" to her son Sir William Semple of Letterkenny: Declaration by John Hanford, Mayor of the city of Londonderry and others, concerning a deed of gift by Joanna Everard Lady Semple, formerly of Mechlin in Flanders, to her son Sir William Semple of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, 30 Nov., 1656, with attached associated papers re Semple and Hamilton families, including pedigree.
National Libarary of Ireland
  • Oct 1674 - Death at Ballyarnet, Parish Templemore, County Donegal, Ireland near City of Londonderry.
References
  1.   Patrick Hogue (Samples). The Samples / Semples Family.
  2. Paul, James Balfour. The Scots peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's ‘Peerage of Scotland’ containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, with armorial illustrations. (Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), Vol. 7.

    Page 554 – Sir William Sempill, Knight, of Letterkenny, in Ireland, who was a J.P. for County Donegal in 1629. On 23 May 1639, along with Sir George Hamilton of Donalong, Baronet, Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw, and Sir William Stewart of New Stewarton, he had a grant of the manor of Strabane and the rest of the Abercorn estate. He appears to have married Anne, younger daughter of Sir William Stewart, Baronet, sometime of Dunduff, Ayrshire, and of Ramalton, County Donegal, Ireland, by whom he had an only daughter, Francelina, who appears to have been married to Sir Charles Hamilton of Killishandra, County Caven.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Sir William Sempill, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  4. National Library of Ireland.

    Declaration by John Hanford, Mayor of the city of Londonderry and others, concerning a deed of gift by Joanna Everard Lady Semple, formerly of Mechlin in Flanders, to her son Sir William Semple of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, 30 Nov., 1656, with attached associated papers re Semple and Hamilton families, including pedigree.

  5.   Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Bt., in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.

    He died on 9 September 1634 at house of Sir William Sempill, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland.