I found the details of this tree in an old book called "Genealogy of the Hill, Dean, Pinckney, Austin, Barker, Anderson, Rhoades and Finch families". This contained the following introduction to the Pinckney Family.
Philip Pinckney was a lineal descendant of the Pinckneys of Tattersat. Pinckney Manor, Norfolk County, England, whose ancestor came into that country at the time of William the Conqueror. As early as 1649, Philip Pinckney was in Fairfield, Conneticut. June 24, 1664, Thomas Pell granted to Philip Pinckney and James Eustis, for themselves and their associates, land on Hutchinson River, Westchester County, N.Y. March 9, 1664, the sale was confirmed by Governor Nichols unto Philip Pinckney, James Eustis and William Hayden, as patentees for and in behalf of themselves and their associates. The settlement became known as Eastchester and is now known as the City of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y. The ten patentees were Philip Pinckney, William Hayden, James Eustis, John Hoitte, Richard Shute, David Osburn, Samuel Drake, James Embury, John Jackson and Moses Hoitte. Philip Pinckney died in 1687. His will dated January 9 1688-9, proved February 14, 1688-9, recorded March16, 1688-9, Westchester County Register's Office, mentions sons Thomas, John and William, unmarried daughters Elizabeth, Jean, Ann and Deborah, and "married daughters" not naming them. Philip spelled his name with a c and for that reason it will be spelled in that way in this genealogy.
Now, it appears that the author of this book, Franklin Couch, got some of the story wrong. A long long time ago there were some Pinckneys in Norfolk but they had long since moved away by the time Philip went to Eastchester. There are no known Pinckney families in Norfolk at this time. I have some further information supplied by my good friend Earl Smith who is a descendant of Philip Pinckney. Apparently the information in the book was first published by the Rev. Robert Bolton in his book on the history of Westchester County in 1881. Bolton uses as his source Bloomfield's History of Norfolk, vol 5 pp 5 and 6 in which is mentioned the Manor of Pinkeny between 1238 and 1400. This is a very vague reference to some Pinckney's in the UK and there is no proof that Philip was in any way descended from this line.
We believe that Philip was actually the son of the Rev. Philip Pinckney of Dinton. Our reason for this assumption is that the eldest son of the family, Henry, left a will. In that will he left "To my brother Philipp in New England, £5". Philip Pinckney lived in Faifield Conneticut (New England) since 1649. We do not know of any other Philip Pinckney who was in New England at this time. I have only entered a few generations on the web site but the pages from the book contain many more and are include here for interest. Title Page Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83
- Hannah b. c 1662Ithamar b. c 1680
- Elizabeth b. c 1683
- Jane b. 1629
- Abigail b. c 1664
- Abigail b. c 1685David b. c 1665Richard b. c 1683Sarah b. c 1681
- Ada b. c 1690John b. c 1688, d. c 1690John (Honourable) b. c 1665, d. 1700Mary b. c 1694Tarnar b. c 1692Thomas b. 1686, d. 1739
- Abigail b. c 1665Abigail b. c 1693Ann b. c 1669Charles b. 21 Nov 1751David b. 1761, d. 17 May 1826Deborah b. c 1668Elizabeth b. c 1666Ferris b. c 1689Gilbert b. 3 May 1743, d. 1818Hannah b. c 1689Isabella b. c 1697Israel b. c 1704, d. 1765Israel b. c 1735, d. 7 Jan 1829Ithamar b. c 1706Jane b. c 1667Jane b. c 1692Jane b. c 1714Jemima b. c 1710Jemima b. c 1741John b. c 1664, d. b 1725John b. 1741, d. 1744John b. 12 Jul 1746, d. 8 Jan 1836Jonathan b. c 1687Jonathan b. c 1730Mary b. c 1695Mary b. c 1708, d. 1777Miriam b. c 1733Phebe b. c 1743Philip b. 7 Mar 1618, d. 28 Feb 1687Philip b. c 1685Philip b. c 1738Philip b. 20 Oct 1749Rachel b. c 1670Samuel b. c 1687Sarah b. c 1691Sarah b. c 1712, d. 1769Sarah b. c 1736Sarah b. c 1739Susanah b. c 1691Thomas b. 1662, d. 1732Thomas b. 1683Thomas b. Feb 1729William b. c 1663William b. 1680, d. 11 Mar 1755William b. c 1685William b. c 1702, d. 1746William b. 12 Jan 1737, d. 26 Mar 1802
- Sarah b. c 1690