Saturday, March 15, 2014

William logdon

William Logsdon and Honor O'Flynn were married in this church on Sept. 19th, 1702. Honora, born in Ireland, was kidnapped and brought against her will along with 10 other women to the New World where they were to be married off to single colonists. She and was sold to William Logsdon on the docks of Baltimore, Colonial MD for one hogshead of tobacco. Following the ceremony, the couple had their marriage blessed by a Catholic missionary priest in hiding in the countryside. Honora was a devout and pious young woman, very vibrant and beautiful. It has been said that Honora brought Catholicism to the Durbin-Logsdon Family in America. The church is the oldest in Baltimore, built in 1692 with the corner tower added later. ___________________________ Family lore has it that William Logsdon at about age 50 in approximately 1702 selected a young Irish lass, Honora O'Flynn to be his wife. It is believed that Honora was kidnapped from Kerry County Ireland and brought aboard ship against her will to become a wife of an unmarried planter in Maryland. Later, a footnote in the "The Centenary of Catholicity in Kentucky" by the Hon. Ben, J. Webb stated: "Neither were the Durbins nor the Logsdons descended from stock that was known to be Catholic beyond a couple of generations previous to the appearance in Kentucky of these families. An ancestor of one of the families intermarried with one Honora O'Flynn, an Irish girl of great piety and it was through her, no doubt, that is to be traced the Catholic faith." The records of St. Paul's Church of England established in baltimore include the marriage of Ann Logsdon to Samuel Durbin under date of July 4, 1723. Marriages during these times were required to be performed in the Protestant Episcopal Church instead of the Catholic Church. An intermarriage between Ann Durbin and Ralph Logsdon, both grandchildren of William Logsdon and Honora O'Flynn, they were first cousins, caused the above writing. much of this is true is a ?   



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