Looking for information on the following, as I may hook into this family at Thomas (#2).Jane, grand-daughter of Thomas, married Gevais Kennedy.I've pasted some original citations below the info.
1. William Maxwell, died 1701.Granted the townland of Knockroe, Co. Tyrone.
2. Thomas Maxwell, born 1640, died after 1702.Of Strabane and Kirkminster.Son and heir of William (#1).1681:sheriff of Tyrone.1702-3:purchased his holdings; was a leading merchant of Strabane.
3. William Maxwell, born 1668.Son of Thomas (#2).Married Jane Moderwell, heiress of John Moderwell (sheriff of Tyrone in 1678).
4. Jane Maxwell, died 1722.Married Gevais Kennedy.
5a. William Kennedy, born c. 1712, died 1783.Son of Jane and Gevais Kennedy.Married Easter Crookshank.
5b & 5c. Two other daughters of Jane and Gevais Kennedy:Mrs. Skipton and Mrs. Evory (presumably married names).
About Gevais Kennedy:
Born c. 1685, died 1721.Acquired Knockroe through his marriage to Jane Maxwell.Gevais was son of Horas Kennedy, sheriff in 1689 and called "Captain Horas Kennedy."
Burke, Sir Bernard. 1871. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, 5th edition. Vol 2. Harrison; London.
"Gevias Kennedy, his [Captain Horas Kennedy's] son and heir, m. Jane, grand-dau. of Thomas Maxwell, of Strabane and Kirkminster, sheriff of Tyrone 1681, and dau. of William Maxwell and Jane, heiress of John Moderwell, sheriff of Tyrone 1678, by Katherine Lecky.By this marriage, the Kennedy family acquired the lands of Knockroe, co. Tyrone.He d. 1721, aged 36; his wife d. the following year, leaving to the guardianship of her aunt, Mrs. Tomkins, of Prehen, two daus. (Mrs. Skipton and Mrs. Evory) and one son, then aged ten, viz.,
"William Kennedy, who m. Easter, grand-dau. of Captain John Crookshank and Eliza Pitt, and dau. and heiress of George Crookshank, by Mary, sister of Archdeacon Bacon, of Glebe Hall, and dau. of Capt. Robert Bacon and Hester Howard; he d. 1783, aged 70, having issue, ..."
Houston, F.W., L.C. Blaine and E.D. Mellette. 1916. Maxwell history and genealogy. Pauley & Co.; Indianapolis, IN.
"Selections from Hanna's 'Scotch Irish.' (Knickerbocker Press, 1902. New York and Boston -- With Permission of the Author.) By Mrs. R.S. Uzzell.
"P. 611. Declaration of Union. March 21, 1689.
"'Rumors spread that Lord Blaney, Sir A. Rawdon, Lieutenant-Colonel Maxwell and others favorable to the Irish -- hence subscribers wish to wipe away such aspersion and agree that they and their soldiers are united against Irish and in leadership of aforesaid men, dated Londonderry, March 21, 1688-9. Signed George Maxwell, Horas Kennedy (Sheriff), Edward Carey, John Cowan, Blaney.'"