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FT\e.nAi, Soc'vft^ 0^.
D MONTHLY MEET
Hunterdon County, New Jersey,
COMPILED FROM THE MINUTES AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS BEGINNING IN 1744
JAMES W. MOORE,
LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, EASTON, PA.
Flemington, New Jersey,
H. E. BEATS.
Copyright 1900, by Jcnnes W. Moore.
Printed for the Publisher by
Geo. W. Burroughs, Cranbury, N. J.
Hiivino luid occasion about Hve years ago to investigate some points in the early history of New
Jersey Dr. Henry Kace, of Pittstown, directed nie to the Kingwood Records. Tlirough the kindness
of the Custodian, Mr. Abrani R. Vail, of Quakertown, unfortunately recently deceased, free access
to them was given me. So much of interest to so many people was discovered that the notes then
taken were regarded of sullicient value to publish. Every effort has been used to avoid errors but
the nature of the work was such that some minor ones may not have escaped notice. The work
has been a labor of love upon the ])art of both the compiler and pultlisher.
,Ian. 1. 1900. J. W. M.
A HINT 0]Sr DATES.
Before 175^ the
year began March 25th.
*?th m on til
• 9th month
The Year 1752
begau January 1st.
West Chester Pa.
5 HE region about Quakertown, New Jersey,
was settled by Friends at an early date,
bow early it is impossible now to deter-
mine with exactness. A few old deeds which
have escaped the ravages of time indicate that
some of the families were there abont 1726 or
1727. The Friends who were early settlers were
members of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, of Bur-
lington County. In the minutes of that Meeting,
under date of 10th. 4, 1729, the following minute
is found : "Thomas Williams, Samuel Schooley
and others made application to this meeting
that, whereas, their settlement being remote from
Friends, they request Friends approbation and
consent to meet together at one of their houses
every First day of the week to worship God ;
whereupon this meeting, well knowing the advan-
tage the people of God have in meeting together
in His name, approve of their so doing until there
be an established meeting nearer to them, or until
Friends see some inconveniency in their so doing. "
This is supjjosed to be the authority for the estab-
lishing of the Bethlehem Monthly Meeting, which
afterwards became the Kingwood Meeting, the
name of the township having been changed to the
latter. In the act itself it will be noticed that
the location of the settlement is not given. There
is no evidence of the appointment of overseers
until 1731, when a proposition was brought out
" to appoint overseers for Bethlehem."
In 1733 Samuel Large, Samuel Willson, John
Stevenson, Edward Kockhill and Joseph King act
as trustees for four acres of land for the use of the
meeting, which are deeded by Jacob Doughty.
Nothing is known of the date of the erection of
the original meeting-house. It is said to have
been a log house, and to have stood about thirty
yards southwest of the present building*.
The establishment of a Ijusiness meeting in 1744
is indicated by the following extract from the
minutes ; John Simcock is supposed to have been
* The writer wishes lo acknowledge his indebtedness
for the preceding information to a paper by Mrs Mary C.
BOOK A VOL: the 1st.
The Proceedings of the Monthly Meeting at King-
wood, formerly called Bethlehem, according to the
Minutes here-in-after Eecorded At our Monthly
Meeting held at Bethlehem the 10th. Day of the
7th. Month 1744 This being our first Monthly
Meeting of Friends here, friends think it requisite
that the copy of the Last Quarterly Meetings Min-
utes whereby Liberty was granted that we Sliould
hold a Monthly Meeting here, Should be Entered
at large, which is as foUoweth, vizt. At our
Quarterly Meeting held at Burlington the 27th.
day of the Gth. Month 1744, This Meeting again
considering the application of Friends of Bethle-
hem Meeting who have again renewed their re-
quest, and after deliberate and weighty considera-
tion of the matter. Do now consent and agree that
as they live very remote from any Monthly Meet-
ing which must needs be on Several accounts
inconvenient to them. They have Liberty to hold
a Monthly ^Meeting among themselves, and it is
Agreed that the said meeting be held the Second
day in each Month : And the Clerk is desired to
give them a copy of this Minute.
A true Copy pr. Caleb Eaper Clerk.
No better history of Kingwood Meeting can be
written than that which is contained in the Min-
utes. The following quotations, in their quaint
language, tell the story :
11 1 1744 I 5. "Jeremiah Williams reports
that he carried Seventy shillings which was col-
lected at our last Monthly Meeting to the Quar-
terly Meeting and paid it to Caleb raper (the
Treasurer) towards the Yearly Meetings Stock."
11 12 1744.
This meeting taking into con-
sideration the necessity of Building a new Meet-
inghouse in this place have Unanimously agreed
to lay the necessity thereof before the next Quar-
terly Meeting in order to their Approbation
11 1 1744 I 5. "Samuel Large & Jeremiah
Williams who were appointed to Attend Last
Quarterly Meeting Keport that Agreeable to the
request of our last Monthly Meeting they made
Application for Building a New Meetinghouse
here, and they have brought a Copy of the Minute
made there on that occasion which is Entred at
large as followeth vizt. At our (Quarterly Meet-
ing held at Burlington the ;>r)th. day of the 12th.
Month 1744. The Monthly Meeting of Friends at
Bethlehem having made application for liljerty to
build a Meetinghouse there, that they already
have there not l)eing large enough, this Meeting
consents to their proposal, And that the said
House be built according to the directions of the
said Monthly Meeting. To witt, about thirty Six
feet long and twenty Six feet wide.
A Copy of the Minute Cabel Kapor Cllv.
And this Meeting agrees that the said Meeting-
house Shall be fJuilt according to the above Demen-
tions in the Clear, and that it Shall be Built of
13 3 1745. "Friends of the Great Meadows
having made Bequest for holding a Meeting of
Worship there, This IMeeting leaves it to further
Consideration until the next Monthly Meeting."
8th 5 1745. ■' Friends of Great Meadows re-
newed their request for holding a IMeeting of
Worship there every First day of each week which
this meeting grants and appoints Samuel Willson
Junr. shall serve in the place of an overseer at
12 6 1745. " This meeting taking into consid-
eration that it would answer much better both in
respect of our own affairs and also because our
Monthly Meeting interferes with some otlier adja-
cent meetings so that both cannot both be so
well attended as otherwise they might be if our
Monthly Meeting were settled on the Second Fifth
day in every mouth w herefore it is concluded that
those Friends who shall be appointed to attend
next Quarterly Meeting do make request accord-
ingly and that our request be inserted in our
report to the next meeting. This meeting agrees
and it is Concluded that our Monthly Meetings
and Meetings of Worship both on First days and
Week days shall begin at Eleven o'Clock in the
morning for the future."
12 7 1745. Upon the Request of our last
Monthly Meeting to the Quarterly Meeting for
holding our IMonthly Meeting on the Second Fifth
day in every month which was granted as appears
by the Quarterly Meetings minute entered at
large as followeth vizt The Friends of Bethlehem
Monthly Meeting requested that their Monthly
Meeting might be held for the future on the Fifth
day of the second week in every month which
after due consideration was granted by this meet-
ing Copy per Richard Smith Clark of Q. M. for
'2 12 174(3. This Meeting orders the sum of
four pounds to be collected in order to send to the
next Q. M. to lielp to defray the charges of the
repairing the two meeting houses in Btirlington.
14 3 1747. Jeremiah Williams and Daniel
Doughty to attend the next Q. M. and to report
in addition to the usual matters " We are build-
ing our new Meetinghouse here tliirty nine feet long
<k twenty seven feet wide and we expect liy compu-
tation that the cost will amount to one hundred and
lifty pounds and have but yet one hundred pounds
subscribed towards dischargeing the same ;"
16 9 1748. At this meeting Friends at the
Great Meadows requested liberty of holding a
meeting of worshij) on the Fourth day of every
week which request was granted by this Meeting.
17 7 174!). The Quarterly Meeting at Burling-
ton pnid to .Jeremiah Williams the sum of three
pounds fifteen shillings towards building the meet-
8 12 1749. "At the request of Friends at
the Meadows for a committee for fixing upon a
place for building a Meeting House this Meeting
appoints Jeremiah Williams, Joseph King Senior,
Joseph Webster, Joseph King .Junior, and Wil-
liam King a comndttee to assist Friends at the
Meadows as soon as they conveniently may."
8 1 1750. "The comittee appointed to fix
upon a place at the Meadows to set their ]\Ieeting-
house desire some more friends of this Meeting be
appointed to assist them. John Emley, Peter
Schmuck, Jacob Simcock and William Endey are
added to the committee for their assistance."
12 2 1750. " The Committee appointed at
the last monthly meeting for settling and fixing a
place for building a IMeetingiiouse at the Great
Meadows return it as their opinion and judgment
that the Meetinghouse shall be built at the same
place where the graveyard is made there it being
the same place as they agreed upon and subscribed
to themselves befoie this committee was chosen
which .this Meeting agrees to. Fiiends of the
Great meadows not acqu,ing with the judgment
of the committee in affixing the place for building
the Meetinghouse request an appeal to the next
Q. M. which this meeting granted."
10. 3. 1750. "Those fiiends that are dissatis-
fied at the Great Meadows respecting the Commit-
tee's setting a place for building a Meetinghouse
there continue their re(|uest for an api)eal to the
Q. M. and it is agreed that they have copies of the
13 7 1750. "Samuel Stevenson one of the
friends appointed to attend the la.st Q. M. (the
other friend being sick could not attend) reports
that he attended the same and the Q. M. sent a
copy of their rainut by him whereby they con-
firmed the judgment of this Meeting in affixing
the place where the Meetinghouse ought to be
built at the Great Meadows."
13 2 1752. "This Meeting appoints Jeremiah
Williams, .Jonathan Kobeson, Joseph King Sen.
and Thomas Atkinson to agree with suetable
workmen to repair the Meetinghouse of Friends in
Kingwood (known by the name of Bethlehem
Meetinghouse) in such sort manner and form as
they think best."
14 5 1752. Samuel Large and .John Emley
are appointed to carry the report to Q. M. at
Chesterfield to which is added the following :
14 5 1752. " We have had under our consid-
eration the visiting of families and tho we are sen-
sible that it is a good work where it is rightly
performed yet we are under some difficulty to get
such among us as are suetable and willing to
undertake it being a small Meeting and few of us
looking upon ourselves sutable for that weighty
service. And we have likewise considered the
proposal for settling a school, but being few of us
and so remote from each other and some of us
under low circumstances so that it seems unlikely
to us that we shall be able to raise a sufficient
sallary to support such a school. Otherwise we
should be very free and heartily join with the
proposal believing it would in some degree answer
the good purpose intended."
11 4 1754. Samuel Large, Gershom Mott
Junior and Robert Large are appointed to visit
the families of Friends at Kingwood and else-
where belonging to that fleeting and Josiah Dyer,
Richard Lundy Senior and Samuel Schooley are
appointed to the same service for Hard wick Meet-
i ng and they are desired to accomplish their visits as
soon as they conveniently may and when accom-
plished to make report to our monthly Meeting.
11 6 1752. "The Clerk is desired to draw an
order for John Emley to receive of the Treasurer
of the Q. M. at Burlington that money which
given by the said Q. M. towards repairing our
Meetinghouse in Kingwood and to sign the same
in behalf of this Meeting."
21 9 1752. "Pursuant to the order of the
last Q. M. held at Burlington the Clerk of the said
Meeting sent a copy of a Minute made at the said
Meeting which is as followeth \izt. " At a Q.
M. held at Burlington the 31st of the 8th month
1752 This meeting observing something slender in
the report from Bethlehem and being disatisfied
with it was informed by some Friends not of that
Meeting that a difference was among them relat-
ing to the rebuilding the roof of the Meetinghouse
this Meeting therefore for the sake of peace and to
prevent further contention thought it necessary to
consider the conveniency and inconveniency of
both proposals and upon the whole is of opinion
th^t the form the roof of the said Meetinghouse
was before built in is much the best both as it
regards the conveniency of the women friends and
the conveniency of galleries and the CI erk is ordered
to send a copy of this minute to the said Meeting.
By order of the Q. M. Sam'l. Smith Clerk."
21 9 r
Eleven nominal davs of
this month being omitted between the second and
fourteenth days in compliance to the late Act of
the Parliament and pursuent to the advise and
direction recommended to the Quarterly and
Monthly Meetings of Friends by the London Year-
ly Meetings epistle of the seventh month 1751."
9 11 1752. "The Clerk is desired to write
to the Overseers of Hardwick Meeting and to tlie
Meeting also to let them understand that this
Meeting looks upon it that they are remiss in
their duty in neglecting to make due report of
the state of their Meeting and to desire them to be
more careful to attend at our Monthly INIeeting
more frequentily, or at least to send a report of
the state of their Meeting to the Monthly Meeting
next before every Quarterly Meeting.
8 2 1753. Samuel Smith's request for having a
meeting of worship settled at his house in Green-
wich hath been deliberately considered and foras-
mucli as he lives very remote from any meeting of
Friends it is concluded and agreed on by this
Meeting that tliey shall have privelege to hold a
meeting tliere the Second First day in every
month so long as Friends of this Monthly Meeting
may see a service in continuing it for the promul-
gation of the truth.
9, 5, 1754. In addition to the usual report to
Chesterfield Q. M. taken by Saniutl Large and
Jacob Burdsal the following :
We have to general satisfaction finished rebuild-
ing our Meetinghouse according to the former
model as we were advised by the Quarterly Meet-
ing so far that we hold our meetings there, it
being about as near completion as it was before it
was burnt the whole cost of rebuilding amounts
to upwards of one hundred and seven i^ounds and
we fall short in payment about twenty three
pounds which is disbiirsed to the workmen by one
of the managers in belialf of this ]\Ieeting and
we are but a small number and several of us not
of ability to pay much more tlian what they have
lately paid towards ])uilding and rebuilding of it.
We desire that Friends of the Quarterly Meeting
will be pleased to help us once more therein.
12 9 1754. Jeremiah Williams reports that
he has been reimbursed for the money he ad-
vanced to pay the workman — £25, 5s, 5p.
13 5 175fi. It is concluded that those Friends
belonging to Hard wick Meeting shall hold a
Preparitive Meeting there every fourth day of
the week next bnt one before every Montldy
Meeting and they shall make report of their pro-
ceedings therein to the Monthly Meeting here
successively if required by this montlily meeting.
Idem. It will be most convenient for us be-
cause we live remote from each other that the
Select Meeting shall be held at our Meetinghouse
in Kingwood the sixth day of the week next
succeeding the monthly meeting before evei\v
10 6 175(5. It is concluded by this Meeting
that Friends belonging to Kingwood Meeting
shall hold a Preparitive meeting there the Fifth
day of the week next before every Monthly Meet-
ing and they shall make report of their proceedings
therin successsively to the M. M. if required.
10 3 1757. An extract from the ^linutes of
the last Q. M. held at Burlington concerning such
as make profession with us that pay tines to screen
themselves from distress for their neglect or refusal
to act in military services was read and the clerk
is desired to enter the same at large in the Month-
ly Meetings books of Minutes which is as foUov,-
eth vizst. At a Q. M. held at Burlington the
28th of the 2d month 1757 as to that part of the
report from the Bethlehem requesting the advice
of this meeting touching those that pay fines to
screen themselves from distress when it is likely
to come among them through their neglecting
military service after weighty consideration it is
the judgment of this meeting that such ought to
be tenderly but earnestly laboured with to convince
their judgments of tlie manifest breach of our
ancient Christian testimony such a conduct must
always make as well as the inconsistency of
it with our profession and after a suitable labour
and Christian forbearance it appears there is no
hope of such being i-eclaimed judgment is to be
placed upon them in the manner prescribed by
12 5 1757. The clerk is desired to enter the
extract of the Q. M's minute concerning settling
a youths meeting at Kingwood which is as fol-
At a Q. M. held at Burlington on the 2sth. day
of the 2d. month 1757 the meeting took into con-
sideration that part of the report from Kingwood
respecting the appointment of a youths meeting
do order that a youths meeting be held there the
5th day immediately following the (}. M. in the
5th. month every year. The proposal concerning
a youths meeting at Hardwick is left for further
10 11 1757. Hardwick desires a youths meet-
ing on the 3d. day of the same week as our M. M.
is held in the 9th. month every year.
10 5 1759, We have considered the request of
Hardwick Friends for holding our M. M. there
sometimes and for their ease and to bear part of
the burden with them do condescend that it
may be held there at present alternately vizt.
every other month and to continue so till Friends
of this Meeting may see cause to order it other-
wise and begin there the first time at the same-
time as as our next M. M. falls in course.
13 10 1703. Friends have concluded to. build
their Meetinghouse at Hardwick 40 feet long and
25 feet wide in the clear with one chimney and a
10 2 1763. Agreeable to the direction of last
Q. M. we have appointed Peter Bchmuck and
.Jacob Lundy to attend the committee who are to
consider the rebuilding of Hardwick Meeting-
house in order to inform of our agreement con-
cerning the plan of the said house which is as fol-
loweth vizt. 40 feet long and 25 feet wide in the
clear and one story high. We have raised l)y
subscription at Hardwick and" Kingwood the sum
of 80 pounds.
10 11 1763. At the request of friends at
Paulinskiln a meeting is allowed to be held there
on the first day of the week once a month from
this time until the third month next on each
third first day in each month at the house of Avee
12 10 1769 at the request of Friends at Paul-
inskiln and Drowned Lands liberty is granted
them to hold first day meeting two first days at
Paulinskiln and the third day at the Drowned
Lands so long as they are held resijectable.
12 10 1775. The Meeting at Paulinskiln di-
rected to be held at the house of Benjamin Schoo-
12 1 1764. Jacob Birdsall requests a meeting
to be held at his house Quarterly to begin the last
first day in the first mouth.
Allowed and to continue until Friends shall be
easy and satisfied therewith.
12 12 1771. The Meeting is informed by King-
wood Preparitive Meeting that Amwell Fiientls
request a meeting to be held at Joseph Moore's
from this time until the fourth first day in the
third month next, except the day the meeting is
at .Jacob lUrdsalFs.
H 7 1773. Joseph Moore requests an afternoon
meeting at this house which tlie .Meeting grants to
begin the first day in next month and to continiie
three months at 4 o'clock.
10 3 1774. Meeting continued once a month
to begin the first first day in the fourth month
next and to continue to the 11th. month inclusive.
9 11 1775. The meeting at Joseph Moore's
directed to be continued during the winter as
1'2 11 1777. The meeting at Joseph Moore's
directed to be continued during the winter as
12 11 1778. The meeting at Joseph Moore's
directed to be continued during the winter as
Jnni licfoir the Revolutiondnj War.
8 9 1774. An epistle of advice was produced
from the meeting for sufferings as follows :
A consideralde time was spent in this meeting
in a weighty consideration of the fluctuating state
of ijeoples minds under the situation of public
ai^airs. It appeared to be the sense of this meet-
ing that it would be safest and most consistent for
us as a religious society to keei) as mucli as possi-
ble from mixing with the people in their human
policies and contrivances and to forbear meeting
in their public consultations as snares and dangers
may arise from meetings of that kind however
well disposed particulars may be to mitigate and
soften the violent dispositions to prevalent it
being a season in which it is abundantly needful
to seek best wisdom to guide and preserve in
safety and consistency of conduct with our reli-
9 2 177."). Agreeable to the advice contained in
the Extract of our Yearly Meeting the following
Friends are appointed to visit those who hold
slaves, neglect the attendance of meeting for divine
worship, those who are subject to Drowsiness and
those who violate our testimony against oaths.
11 12 1777. The Extracts coming to hand were
read containing advice in regard to the religious
education of the youth and dealing justly and to
avoid distilling spirits out of grain, tiivern keep-
8 4 1779. Committee appointed to have over-
sight of schools.
10 5 1781. Lottery, horse racing, drinking to
9 8 1781. Some accounts of sufferings from
Kingwopd produced amounting to £385 2s.
22 8 1781. Committee on sufferings account
at Hardwick £486 I 9 I 4.
The following;- records of marriages are obtained
from two sources. The first group is gathered
from the Minutes. Where there are two names
given the date is that of the first declaration of
intention to marry. The marriage occurred after
the second declaration. Wliere only one name is
given the date is approximate. In such cases the
name of the husband or wife is not given in the
Minutes. The second group is taken from a book
which bears the following title : A BOOK FOR
REGESTEUIXG THE NAMIvS TIMES OF THE
BIRTHS OF THE CHILDREN OF SUCH WHO
ARE MEMBERS OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIE-
TY OF THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS
(AND OF SOME BURIALS OF SOME BELONG-
ING TO KING WOOD MEETING) BELONGING
TO THEIR MONTHLY MEETING IN KING-
WOOD IN HUNTERDON COUNTY IN THE
WESTERN DIVISION OF THE PROVINCE OF
The Kingwood Meeting has passed away but
the book has l)een religiously preserved by its
successor, the Quakertown Monthly Meeting.
The records are interesting to thousands of persons
scattered over the United States in whose veins
some of this ancient blood is coursing. Names
are found here which have taken a permanent
place in the Nation's history; others once promi-
inent have disappeared from this part of the
country, are entirely unknown where originally
they were a power, but have reappeared in other
parts of the country ; others again sound strangely
and are generally unknown. These records and
the minutes represent the everyday life of a sturdy
race; there is a vein of sadness running through
them and a puritanic idea of life which opens up
to us the mental frame of those of our ancestors
who came to this country to escape religious
The cover of the book is an old deed, sewed on
with coarse thread and long stitches, the parch-
ment having been cut and patched to get the
proper size. A great deal of the writing has been
obliterated by age and handling but some things
can be made out. The deed whicli was executed
in "the Fifth Year of tlie reign of Queen ANN"
is evidently the story of the sale of a piece of land
situated "between Ridley Creek and Crum Creek
in the County of Chester and in the Province of
Pennsilvania. " John Wood is the grantor and
John FFawcet the grantee; John Dawson's name
appears and the dates 1708 and 1710. The writ-
ing is so faded that it is impossible to get a con-
nected description of the property. John Simcock
was Deputy Recorder. Those familiar with the
History of the Society of Friends and of Chester
County will recognize all these names as belonging
to prominent people. The connection between
the deed, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the
Kingwood Meetinji, in New Jersey becomes
evident when the records of niarriafies, births and
deaths of the hitter are examined.
I'rom the Minutes. Date of first deehiration.
Benj. Williams, Mercy Stevenson
Elija Collard, Kachel Gardenar
John Myers, Mary Able
Tonison Price, Anne Myers
Jacob Large, Mary Bunten
Daniel Doughty cert, to Chester-
field, M.M. tom. Edith Newbold
Wm. Emley, cert, to Chesterf. U>
Jjicob Lundy. Mary Wilson
(iabriel Wilison, Elizabeth Lundy
Thos. Lundy, Joanna Doan
John Wilison, Margaret Lundy
Samuel I^undy, Anne Schooley
Titus Doan, Deborah Wilison, .Ir
Thomas Coate, Elizabeth King
Benj. Hill, ]\Lirtha Williams
Solomon Willets, Jr
Aaron Watson, Sarah Ernies
Henry Coate, Jr
Benj. Schooley, Martha Lundy
Samuel Webster, Susannah Kester
Josiah Dyer, Jr., liachel Schooley
John Brock, Jane Simcock
Samuel Smith, Greenwich, m. kin.
David Marsh, Mary King, .Ir
Wm. Kester, E^lizabeth Kester,
Thos. Whitson's (Senr. ) daughter
Joseph Lundy, Sarah Wilison
Samuel Kesster cert, to m.
Ebeuezer Wilison, .lehoaden
.John Stevens cert, to m. in Ches-
terfield M. M.
Saml. Lundy .Ir. Sarah Webster
Thomas Wells, Rebecca ( )lph
John Stevenson, Mercy King
Experience Collard formerly
.los. Willets .Ir.
14 10 " Samuel Large Sen. p:iizabeth
" " " Harmanus Kesster, Rachel
.lacob Paxson Mary Webster
Elijah Collins R.ichel Webster
Andrew More of Sadsl)iiry, Ruth
Samuel Lundy, Sarah Willetts
John Kester Deborah Webster
Richard Holcoml), Ann Emley
.lohn Kesster Jr. Hannah Webster
Robert Emley cert, to marry Mary
Newbold of Chesterfield M.M.
12 :'> 17fi7 Jonathan Wilison Abigail
" Wm. Collard son of Elijah
" Amos Lundy
17(i8 Andrew Robins
" " " Samuel Simcock
12 5 " Joseph Wilison, Elizabeth
" " " John Willetts, Mary Wilison
Henry AVilletts, Charity Wilison
.los. Carpenter, Sarah Lundy
.Tos. Webster, Rebecca Kester
.Josiah Wilison m. his first cousin
Thomas Parker, Susannah Lundy
Abraham Webster, Ann Lundy Jr
.John Kester, Sarah Liindy
Samuel Schooley, Elizabeth
Nathan King, Sarah Moore
John Simcock, Mary Kelly
Jacob Smith Phebe Collins
Paul Kester Anne Webster
John Simcock .Jr.
Richard Lundj-, Mary Stockton .Jr
Gabriel Wilison, Keziah Decker
Hermanns Kester Jr.
John Wilison, Elizabeth Schooley
John Williams, Hannal Pursley
Christian Schmuke, Mary Lundy Jr.
" " " Robert Wilison, Mary Heaton
11 4 177fi Ruben Lundy cert, to m. Esther
Bunting of" Falls M. M.
10 11 1781
Isaac Liindy, Ann Larjje
Ephraim Lundy, Elisabeth
Moses Willson, Anne Schmuke
Mahlon Taylor cert, to m. Mary
Hornor of Chesterfield M. M.
Amos Creeji cert, to m. Elisabeth
Hartshorn of Falls M.M.
Thos. Lundy Jr. Elisabeth Stockton
Jeremiah Williams cert tom. Mary
Blackledge of Richland M.M.
liandle Collins, Mary Parker
George Lundy, Esther Willson
Whitson Birdsall cert, to m.
Rachel Bradford of Buckingham
Samuel Large .Tr.
Daniel Willson, Ann Dennis (2nd
.Tessie Dennis, Anne Schooley
David Willson, Mary Ware
James Wilson of Kingwood
Richard Schooley of Hard wick
Benj. Kester cert, to m. Rachel
Hambleton of Buckingham M.M
Israel Birnting of Buckingham,
Acsah Irvine formerly Rockhill
.John Moore cert, to m. Hannah
Copeland of Railway and Plain-
.lacob Lundy Jr. cert, to m. Sarah
Hampton of Rah way and Plain-
Jonathan Lundy, Rebecca Heaton
Henry Parkei', Martha Bishop
Mary Minegar formerly Philips
Epraim Parker, Sarah Patterson
RoV)ert Large m. his first cousin
John Patterson, Ann Lundy
Samuel Webster Rachel Willson
Elisabeth Hambleton formerly
Mary Dennis formerly Dyer
.Tos. Atkinson cert, to m. in
Jessie Dennis, Martha M'Coy
Daniel Lundy, Elisabeth Laing
Benj. Williams Jr.
(Jabriel Lundy cert, to m. Grace
Brotherton of Railway and
Mary Price formerly Coate
Samuel Willson .Ir.
Ann Vliet formerly Willson
Rachel Vough formerly Dyer
Jacob Smith, Susanah Willson
Ann Taylor formerly Birdsall
.Tames Willson Rachel Webster
.Tesse W'illson cert, to m. Hannah
Dill of Rahway and Plainfield
.Tonathan Heaton, Ann Ware
Elihu Willson, Margaret Ware
Hannah Runyon formerly Davis
Esther Linburg formerly Coate
David Willetts m. his first cousin
Wm. Paxson Jr.
Jeremiah Willson cert, to m.
.Toannah Moore of Rahway and
Henry Brotherton of I^hway and
Plainfield M.M., Margaret
Alice Mills formerly Paxson
Jno. Willson Jr
^^anuiel Laiiifi, Editli Liindy
Jane F.oro formerly Webster of
Ann Willson formerly Dyer
Jno. Willson Jr.
Mary Taylor formerly Coxe
Ann Pettet formerly Lnndy
John Wills(m the 2d
Jos. Stevenson, Ann Will -son
Ann Drake formerly Collins
Jos. T.undy cert, to m. in West-
Elisabeth Waters formerly Birdsall
John Emleycert. toni. in Evesham
John Laing, Achsah Lundy
Wm. Welch Jr.
Septimus Hough, Edith Willson
Wm. Cliffton, Amy Hampton
Isaac Moore cert, to m. in Buck-
Mary Doogan formerly Egbert
Ann Taylor of Upper Canada
Elisabeth Fleming formerly Cook
Lydia Waggoner, D. Cook
Sarah (ruild formerly Emley
Sarah Snyder formerly Egbert
Jos. Briggs of Wrightstown Pa,
Saniuel Adams, Sarah Hampton
Rachel Little formerly Cook
Jno. Renderdine of Horsham
Ann Quick formerly Cook
Ann Brevver formerly King
Wm. Potts, Susannah Dawes
Elisiibeth Willson formerly Lundy
Samuel Willson .Tr.
Davis Laing Jr. Rachel Twing
Susannah Martendale formerly
Wm. Kesster, Mary Webster
Mary Craven formerly Emley
John Freeman, Rebecca Stevenson
(widow, 1 child)
Arnold Kesster, Mary Kesster
Mary Johnson formerly Twining
Susan Dennis formerly Kesster
Elisabeth Young formerly King
Martha H. Arrison
Isaac B. Williams
Moses Pownall, Susanna Webster
Mahlon Briggs, Amy Dawes
Abel Lester, Margaret Williams
In the folio wing records of marriages no attempt
is made to reproduce the formula used in making
the record except in the first one recorded. This
one is given verbatim as a sample of the wording.
The wording is not exactly the same in all but
the diiference is due to the writing having been
done by ditYerent persons. The groom signed tir.st,
then the newly made wife and then the witnesses.
I have separated the first two from the others by
a semi-colon. These names help to locate many
persons whose personality was supposed to have
disippeared entirely. Several names could not be
deciphered with certainty; in such case an interro-
gation point has been enclosed in parenthesis.
The order of the records has been generally fol-
lowed. The nearness of two names sometimes in-
dicates husband and wife.
5 10 1752 Whereas Benjamin Canby of
Solesbury in the County of Bucks & Province
of Pennsyllvania & Martha Whitson of Am well in
the County of Hunterdon New West Jersey hath
declared their intentions of Marriage before sev-
eral Monthly Meetings of the People called Qua-
kers according to the good Order used amongst
them t*^- having consent of Parents & Relations
as far as concerned & the Marriage was allow'cl
by the sd. Meeting. Now these are to Certify
whom it may concern for the full accomplishment
of the said Solemnization this fifth Day of the tenth
Month in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred & fifty two they the sd Benja. Canby &
Martha Whitson appeared at a publick Meeting of
the People aforesd at Amwell appointed for that
Purpose & they the sd. Benja. Canby standing up
taking the sd. Martha Whitson by the hand did
in a solemn manner openly declare that he took
her to be his AVife promissing by the Lords Assist-
ance to be unto her a loving & Faithful! Husband
untill Death should separate them or Words to
that purpose & then & there in the same Assembly
She the said Martha Whitson did in like manner
openly declare that She took him to be her Hus-
band promising with the Lords Assistance to be
unto him a loving & faithful Wife until Death
should seperate them or words to that effect
Moreover they the Said Benja. Canby & Martha
Whitson She according to the Custom of Marriage
assuming the Name of her Husband did to these
Presents set tlieir Hands & we whose Names are
under subscriljed were present at the Solemnization
of the sd. Marriage & Subscription &did thereunto
set our hands tlie Daj & year above Written.
Benjamin Hill, Clk., Benjamin Canby, Martha
Canby, Thomas Whitson, Elizabeth Whitson,
William Canby, Thos. Atkinson, Jos. King,
Sanil. Large, Martha Dewer, Sarah Emley, Han-
nah Lewis, Ann Atkinson, Rachel Mott, Martha
Williams, Mercy King, Franciss Atkinson, Sarah
Wilson, Ann Canby, Mary Lewis, Benja. Canby,
Jos. Hill, Job Robins, Jno. Correll, Benj. Abbitt,
Philip Ringo, Enoch Pearson, Samuel Eastburn,
Jerendi. Williams, Jos. Dewer, Noah Gates,
Walter Williams, Gershom Mott Junr., Jno. Em-
ley, Junr., Israel Lewis, Jeremh. Skidmore,
Danl. Lewis, Peter Lott Junr., Elizabeth Emley,
Solomon Mott, Philip Atkinson, Eliphalet Smith,
Jos. Parker, Jno. McMasters, Hannah Atkinson.
19 8 17(J1
Saml. Willson Junr, of Hardwick township
in the County Sussex & in West New Jersey and
Deborah Collins daughter of Jonathan Collins of
Saml. Willson Junr., Deborah Willson; Thos.
Robinson, Andrew Collins, Richd. Lundy, Jona.
Willson, Titus Doan, Jos. Willets, Jno. Willets,
Thos. Lundy, Jno. Willson, James Willson,
Mahlon Collins, Gazriel Willson Junr., Eve Shoe-
maker, x\nn Lundy, Phebe Collins, Gabriel Will-
son, Eliza. Willson, Sarah Lundy, Mary Willson,
Saml. Willson, Jonathan Collins, Deborah Will-
son, Jos. Willson, Elijah Collins, Ann Collins,
16 10 1777.
Henry Cliffton of the township of Kingwood
West Jersey, Hatter Son of Henry Clifiton late
of Phi la. Deceased & Amy Horner of tho aforesaid
place Daughter of Isaac Hornor late of Mansfield
Henry Cliffton, Amy Cliffton; Thos. Atkinson,
Jos. Drinker, Thos. Coate, Jno. Kester, Harmanus
Kester, Jona, Hill, Junr, Paul Kester, Jos. Moore,
Peter Kester, Saml. Kester, Siasanah Kester, Mary
Cahill, Mary Drinker, Sarah Johnson, Lucy Wat-
son, Jos. Field, Mahlon Taylor, Benj. Kester,
Thos. Watson Junr., Wm. Godley, Mary Hornor,
Ruth Johnson, Sarah Bettle, Alice Paxtou, Han-
nah Drinker, Christian Moore, Eliza. Large, Ann
23 4 1778.
Joseph Field Junr. of Lebanon Hunterdon
County West New Jersey and Acsah Godly of
Kingwood in the county aforesaid.
Joseph Field Junr.. Acsah Field; Henry Clift"-
ton, Samuel Stevenson, William Paxson, Jos.
Moore, Saml. Kester, Thos. Coate, Jos. Drinker,
Aaron Forman, ]Mahlon Taylor, Mary Large, Ruth
Johnson, Hannah Drinker, Jane Greeg, Mary
Coate, Sarah Johnson, Hannah Coate, Mary Tay-
lor, Elizabeth Taylor, Amos Gregg, Mary Taylor,
Jun., Mary Drinker, John Large, John Gregg
Jun., Benjamin Taylor, Wm. Smith, Mary
Cherry, Betsy Robinson, William Godly, Mary
Godly, Acsah Robinson, Nancy Robinson.
21 5 1778.
Adran Dawes, Junr. son of Adran & Susanah
his wife of Whipping in the County of Philadel-
phia & Province of Pennsylvania & Hannah Coate
daughter of Thouias and Elizabeth Coate of
Amwell in Hunterdon County West New Jersey.
Adran Dawes Junr., Hannah Dawes; Joseph
Drinker, Jos. Moore, Jno. Kester, Herman Kes-
ter, Saml. Kester, Wm. Parson, Wm. Godly,
Thos. King, Reubin Paxson, Jos. King. Nathan
King, Jno. Case, Jno. Dapuy. Jno. Paxson, Amy
Cliffton, Rebecca Wain, Ruth Johnson, Hannah
Drinker, Hannah Kester, Rebecca King, Mary
Godly, Mary Cherry, Mary Paxson Junr. Mary
Paxson, Amie (?) Stockton, Hannah Pickering,
Adran Dawes, Thos. Coate, Jno. Dawes, Mary
Coate, Alice Dawes, Mary Dawes, David Dawes,
Hannah Dawes, Saml. Thomas, James Egberd (?;
2 7 1778.
John Allen Junr. of Kingwood Hunterdon
County West New Jersey and Mary Large Junr.
of the same place.
John Allen, Mary .Mien; ,Tos. Drinker, Jos.
Moore, Thos. Atkinson, Saml. Stevenson, Wm.
Paxson, Henry Cliffton, Jno. Kester, Nathan
King, John Gregg Jun., Geo. Scott, Saml. Crook,
Jos. Webster, Abuer Kunyon, Thos. Kester,
James Willson, Benjn. Kester, Saml. Kester, Ke-
becca Webster, Jane Gresg, Mary Hunyan, Rachel
Kester, Deborah Orcjiji, Acsiih R()l)iiison, Hannah
Grejiji, James Grejiji, Ruth Jolnison, ihmnah
Drinker, Mary Cherry, Amy ClifTton, Mary
Myers, Elizabeth i^cott, Ann Kister, Susanah
Kester, Ann Kester Junr, Susanah Wolley, Jno.
Large, Jacob Large, Mary Large, Hannah Allen,
Herman Kester, Ebenezer Large, Danl. Allen,
Ebenezer Allen, Elizabeth Large, Ebenezer Large,
Saml. Large, Aaron Large, Sanil. Thatclier, Robt.
>J() 10 17S().
James Paxson of Solesbury Bucks County in
Pennsylvania son of Thomas and Mary Paxson
place aforesaid and Amy Coate, daughter of
Thomas and Elizabeth Coate of the township of
Amwell Hunterdon County, West New Jersey.
James Paxson, Amy Paxson; Jos. Moore, Henry
Cliffton, Saml. Stevenson, Peter Kester, Saml.
Kester, Jno. McVay, Geo. Kline. Wm. Paxson,
Jno. Paxson, Jos. Hambleton, Jno. Hambleton,
Jno. Coate, Wm. Coate, George Paxton, Benja.
Moore, James Price, James Heaton, Edmund
Roach, Herbert Hummer, Nathan King, ]\Liry
Large, Mary Paxson, Eliz. Large, Rebeka Web-
ster, Susanah Kester, Mary Paxson, Hannah King,
Alice Maris King, Rebecca Baker, Thos. Cnate,
Mary Paxson, Alice Paxson, Jos. King, Stacy Pax-
son, George Paxson, Mary Coate, Rachel Pax-
23 11 1780. John Hambleton son of Stephen
and Hannah Hambleton of Soles])ury in ye coun-
ty of Bucks, Penn. and Rachel Kester daughter
of Saml. and Susanah Kester of Kingwood, Hun-
terdon County, West New Jersey.
John Hambleton, Rachel Hambleton; Saml.
Stevenson, Mary Kester, Mary Coate, Henry
Cliffton, Amy Clifton, Rebekah Webster,
Mary Watson, Saml. Crook, Isaac Horner,
Mary Hambleton, Aaron Large, Thos. Kes-
ter, Jos. Moore, W^m. Paxson, Thos. King,
Thos. Paxson, Jos. Pickering, Jos. Webster,
Isaiah Paxson, Mary Paxson, Jane Pickering,
Jonas Paxson, Mary Paxson, James Paxson,
Amy Paxson, Wm. Townsend, Benja. Kester,
Ann Paxson, Eliza. Austin, Ebenezer Large, Anne
Lundy, Rebekah Large, Elizabeth Large, Mary
Large, Stephen Hambleton, Saml. Kester, Susanah
Kester, Hannah Hamldeton, Jane Hambleton,
Anne Kester Junr., Anne W^ebster, James Ham-
bleton, Wm. Hambelton, Elizabeth Hambleton.
13 8 17H"i. James Moore of the township of
Sadsburg in the County of Lancaster & Province
of Penna. son of James Moore of the same place
and Rebecka Birdsall daughter of Jacob Birdsall
of the township of Amwell, Hunterdon County,
in New Jersey.
James Moore, Rebeckah Moore ; Jos. Moore,
Thos. Atkinson, Amos Gregg, Aaron Large, James
Willson, Saml. Moore, Benj. Canby, Deborah
Prahl, Christn. Moore, Jane Gregg, Ann Moore,
Rachel Moore, Jos. Atkinson, Eliza. Birdsall,
Eliza. Birdsall, Wm. Petit, Rachel Birdsall,
Wliitson Birdsall, John Cooper, Rebekah Cooper,
Eliza Moore, Ruth Moore, Sarah Petit, Mary
]\Ioore, Anne Birdsall, Hannah Holeombe, James
Moore, Jacob IJirdsnll. Eliza. Birdsall, Ann Moore,
Andrew Moore, Jeremh. Moore, John Moore,
24 11 1785. Willm. Hambleton of the City of
Phila. son of Stephen & Hannah Hambleton of
Solesburg Bucks County in Penna. and Mary Kes-
ter daughter of Saml. and Susanah Kester of
Kingwood Hunterdon County W^est New Jersey.
William Haml)leton, Junr., Mary Hambleton ;
Ebenezer Large, Saml. Johnson, George Drinker,
Jona. LippincQtt, ^Vm. Paxson, Saml. Stevenson,
Henry Cliffton, Robert Emley, Mary Large, Re-
beckah Large, Saml. W'ebster, "Wm. Webster,
Benj. Roberts, Amy Cliffton, Ann Rockhill,
Uzinah Titus, Eliza. Emley, Becky ClifTton, Suky
Emley, Wm. Paxton Junr., Anne Webster, Mary
Hambleton, Jane Paxson, George Paxson, Rachel
Webster, Thomas Paxson, Benj. Hambleton,
Stephen Hambleton, Saml. Kester, Susanah Kes-
ter, Hannah Hambleton, James Hambleton, Benj.
Kester, Sarah Kester, Eliza. Kester, Rebekah
King, Hannah Kester, Wm. Hambleton, Martha
20 4 1786. Robert Burgess Jiinr. of the town-
ship of Amwell Hunterdon County West Jersey,
Mercht., son of Robert Burgess of the same place
and Abigail Bowman daughter of Roger Bowman
of the place aforesaid.
Robert Burgess, Abigail Burgess; Amy Cliffton,
Betsy Cliffton, Sarah Hornor, Eliza. Emley, Maria
Johnston, Ann Rockhill, Eliza Hunt, Gaynor
Potts, Anne Lundy, Susanah Kester Junr., Sarah
Hartshorne, Robert Endey, Benj. Kester, Saml.
Johnson, Jos. .\tkinson, Wm. Paxson, George
Drinker, Jno. Allen, Jane Gregg, Ann Moore,
Huldah Moore, Mary Wright, Roger Bowman,
Jane Bowman, John Burgess, John Bowman,
John Gregg Junr., James Gregg, Wm. Gregg,
Saml. Kester. Susanah Kester, Hannah Atkin.son.
7 4 178G. Anthony Burton Junr. of the town-
ship of Bristol Bucks County, Penna. son of An-
thony Burton, of the same place and Jane Gregg
daughter of John (iregg of the township of Am-
well Hunterdon County West New Jersey.
Anthony Burton Junr., Jane Burton; Amy
Cliffton, Ann Forman, Ann Lundy, Eliza. Large,
Hannah Kester, Gaynor Potts, Rebekali Large,
Mary Godly, Abby Godly, Sarah Alexander,
George Clark, Jno. R. Reading, Jno. Bowman,
Jno. Low, Danl. Gregg, David Landiss, Henry
Cliffton, Jerenih. King, Saml. Kester, Susanah
Kester, Wni. Paxson, Nathan King, Jno. Watson,
David Watson, Naomi Meriick, Rebecca Hough,
Hannah Watson, Jesse Hough, Abram Watson,
Amos Watson, Sarah Hartshorne, Rachel Hil-
borne, Mary Wright, Isaac Marsh, Roger Bow-
man, Mary Gray, Eliza. Gray, Theodia Smith,
ALiry King, Thos. Reading, Hannah Atkinson,
Mary Large, Jos. Atkinson, Ann King, Jno.
Gregg, Deborah Gregg, Amos Gregg, Hannah
Stackhouse, Jno. Gregg Junr., Wm. Gregg,
Mahlon Gregg, Jonathan Burton, Martha Burton,
Jos. Merrick, Mary 3Ierrick.
20 9 1787. Thomas Carey Junr. of the town-
ship of Solesbnry County of Bucks in Penna. son
of Thomas Carey of the same place and Hannah
Moore daughter of Jos. Moore of Amwell town-
ship in the County of Hunterdon in New Jersey.
Thomas Carey Junr., Hannah Carey; Henry
Cliffton, Roger Bowman, Jean Bowman, Jno.
Kinney, Mary Kinney, Jno. Dawes, Saml. Kes-
ter, Jos. Field, Wm. Paxson, Saml. Webster, Isaac
Hill, Mary Hill, Hannah Kester, Amy Price,
Mary Large, Amy Cliffton, INIary Drinker, Abigail
Burgess, Hannah Atkinson, Sally Potts, Betsy
Cliffton, Susanah Webster, Susanah Kester,
Susanah Kester Junr., Anne Webster, Hannah
Kester, Jos. Gillingham, Rachel Carver, Asher
Atkinson, Aaron Prahl, Thos. Carey, Mary Carey,
Christian Moore, Saml. Moore, Hannah Carey,
Benj. Moore, IMiranda Moore, Rachel Moore,
Isaac Pickering Junr., Deborah Prahl, Eliza.
Carver, Elizabeth Prahl.
"25 10 1792. Isaac Hornoi of Princeton County
of Somerset son of Isaac Hornor of the township
of Manslield in the County of Burlington, and
Susanah Emley daughter of Robert Eniley of the
township of Kingwood in the County of Hunter-
don all of the State of New Jersey.
Isaac Hornor Junr. Susanah Hornor; Wm. Pax-
son, George D. Ciark, B. V. Hunt, Jos. Moore,
Edward Moore, Saml. Kester, Susanh. Kester,
Harman Kester, Amy Kester, Wm. Clift'ton.
Saml. Welxster, Eliza. McCullough, Sarah Emly
Potts, Urzinah Titus, Mary Cherry, Anna Barbei,
Nathanl. Barber, Elizabeth Large, Mary Ham ble-
ton, Anne Weljster, Rachel Kester, Gaynor Rock-
hill, Ann Rockhill, Susanah Dunham, ,Iane Hunt,
Mary Canli eld, Rachel Webster, Rebecca Webster,
Mary Einley Junr., Sarah Taylor, Maria Potts,
Ataron Olden, Eliza. Olden, Mary Allen, Eliza-
beth Clift'ton, Job Olden, Isaac Hornor, Robert
Emley, Mary Emley, Sarah Watson, Ann Forman,
Aaron Forman, Aaron Watson, Henry Cliffton,
Amy Clifton, Sarah Emley, Jno. E. Forman,
Thos. Hornor, Wm. Potts, Jno. Emley Junr.,
Eliza. Emley, Rebecca Cliffton.
17 4 1794. Aaron Hand)leton of the township
of Solesbury County of Bucks State of Penn. son
of Stephen Hambleton of the same place and
Hannah Kester daughter of Saml. Kester of King-
wood County of Hunterdon State of New Jersey.
Aaron Hambleton, Hannah Hambleton; Eobert
Emley, Wm. Paxson, Sarah Emley, Eliza. Emley,
Sarah E. Potts, Rachel Webster, Jno. Emley
Junr., Henry Cliffton, Amy Clift"ton, Jno. Allen,
Mary Allen, Wm. Webster, Saml. Hopkins,
Joseph Drinker, Saml. Webster, Henry Bow-
man, Edward Moore, Benj. Kinsey, Amos
Vickers, Kebeka Cliffton, Elizabeth Cliffton,
Steplien Hamlileton, Saml. Kester, Susanah
Kester, Benj. Kester, Rachel Kester, Margaret
Hambleton, Mary Hamlileton Junr., Mary Ham-
Ideton, Snsanah Kester Junr.
23 10 1794.
Job Olden son of Joseph and Anne Olden of the
township of Windsor County of Middlesex State
of New Jersey and Elizabeth Emley daughter of
Robert and Mary Emley of the township of King-
wood Hunterdon County State aforesaid.
Job Olden, Elizabeth Olden; Eliza. Large,
Martha Dawes, Susanah Kester, Susanah Kester
Junr., Susanah Large, Eliza. Wright, Ann Web-
ster, Ruth Mott, Saml. Kester, Benj. Kester.
Stephen Hambleton, Wm. Paxson, Harmanus
Kester, Samuel Webster, Aaron Forman, Wm.
Large, Henry Cliffton, Amy Clift'ton, Rachel
Webster, Tissea Runyan, Danl. Coxe Runyon,
Jno. Emley Forman, Wm. Potts, Wm. Clift'ton,
Rebeka Cliffton, Elizabeth Newbold, Mary Ann
Forman, Eliza. Cliffton, Susanah Hough, Uzinah
Titus, Sally Runj^an, Hannah Cliffton, Hart
Olden, Deborah Hewes, Giles W. Olden, Robt.
Emley, Aaron Watson, Sarah Watson, Cleayton
Newbold, Mary Newbold, Thos. Newbold, Mary
Newbold, Junr., Jno. Emley Junr., Amey Richey,
Isaac Hornor Junr., Susanh. Hornor, Elisha
Clarke, Sarah Taylor, Susan Earl.
s 1 1795. William Phillips son of William
Pliillips deceased of the township of Fishing
Creek, County of Northumberland, State of
Penna. and Hannah Patterson daughter of John
Patterson dec. of the township of Greenwich,
Countj' of Sussex, New Jersey.
William Phillips, Hannah Phillips; Samuel
Kesster, William Paxson, Samuel Webster, Sam-
uel Large, Thos. Twininti, William Webster,
Benj. Kester, George Lundy, John Allen, Joseph
Stevenson, Ann Webster, Rebecca Stevenson,
Mary Potts, Amy Kester, Susannah Kester,
Thomas Stevenson, Mary Cherry, Kaohel Kester,
Harnianus Kester, Samuel Kester, I'Jichard Kes-
ter, AVilliam Cliffton, Philip Phillips, Henry
Cliffton, Amy ClilTton, Elizabeth Cliffton, William
Shotwell, Elizabeth Shotwell.
20 11 1794. Thomas Stevenson son of John
and Mercy Stevenson, of the township of Indepencl-
ance County of Sussex and Pehecea We))ster
daughter of Samuel and Susanah Webster of the
township of Kingwood.
Thomas Stevenson, Kebeka Stevenson; Henry
Cliffton, Pobert Emley, Wm. Paxson, William
Cliffton, William Potts, Harnianus King, William
Brewer, Samuel Kester Junr., Richard Kester,
Stephen Kester, Eliza. Cliffton, Eliza. Burwell,
Elizabeth Lundy, Sarah Potts, Stacy King,
Su.sivnah Kester, Sanil. Kester, Eliza. Kester, Ann
Webster, Kachel Kester, Benj. Kester, Kachel
Kester Junr., Amy Kester, Kebekah King, t^aml.
Webster, William Webster, Susannah Webster,
Ainia Stevenson, Joseph Webster, John Webster.
22 9 1791). Joseph Stevenson of Alexandria
Hunterdon County and Susanah Kester of King-
Jos. Stevenson, Susanah Stevenson; Wm. Paxson,
Robert Emley, Willm. Cliffton, Timothy Smith
Junr., Vzinah Titus, Sarah Young, Amy Cliff'ton
Junr., Eliza. Burwell, Thos. King, Rebekah
King, Aseneth Kester, Susanah Webster, Anna
Webster, Amy Kester, Elizabeth Paxson, Ann
King, Eliza. Willson, John Stevensou, Saml.
Kester, Susiuiah Kester, Thos. Stevenson, Rebekah
Stevenson, Rachel Kester, Wm. Hambleton, Mary
Hambleton Junr., Wm. Webster, Saml. Webster,
Rachel Webster, Benj. Kester, Aaron Handileton,
2 10 1800. Joseph Briggs of Newtown. Bucks
Co. Penna. son of John and Letitia Briggs and
Martha Dawes daughter of John and Alice Dawes
of Lebanon Hunterdon County, N. J.
Joseph Briggs, Martha Briggs; Saml. Kester,
Wm. Paxson, Henry Cliffton, Robert Emley,
Wm. Webster, Harman Kescer, Aaron Hambleton,
Saml. Kester Junr., Richd. Kester, Jacob Cook,
Johu Allen, John Large, Thos. Twing, Saml.
Webster, Ben. Kester, Susanah Webster, Rebeca
Stevenson, Hannah Hambleton, Amy Kester,
Eliza. Paxson, Martha Briggs, John Briggs Junr.,
Amy Cliffton, Susanah Kester, Riichel W^ebster,
Rachel Kester, Mary Emley, ELliza. Clifton, Eliza.
Olden, Eliza. Large, John Dawes, Susanna
Dawes, Marj- Dawes, Janny Dawes, Amy Dawes,
Hannah Dawes, Hetty Briggs, Letitia Briggs.
11 12 1800. Samuel Adams of Knoll Town,
Sussex Co., N. J. and Sarah Hampton of King-
Samuel Adams, Sarah Adams; Thos. Twining,
Joshua Mott, Jno. Brotherton, Saml. Kester,
Henry Cliffton, Wm. Kester, Thos. Kester, Saml.
Kester Junr., Ezekiel Paxson, Richd. Kester, Jno.
Dawes, Benj. Kester, Saml. Webster, Wm. Web-
ster, Jno. Large, Susanah Webster, Rachel Kes-
ter Junr., Rachel Webster, Reb. Stevenson, Eliza.
Cliffton, Mary Emley, Eliza. Paxson, Amy Kes-
ter, Mary Dawes, Susanah Kester, Alexander
Adams, Jacob Lundy, Amy Cliff'ton Junr., W^m.
Clifton, Mary Adams, Alexander Adams Junr.,
Eliza. Olden, John Allen, Eliza. Large, Sarah
20 10 1803. William Potts Kingwood, son of
Danl. Potts dec. and Rebecca his wife and Sus-
annah Dawes of Lebanon, daughter of John and
Wm. E. Potts, Susanah Potts; Wm. Paxson,
Wm. Cliff'ton, Saml. Kester, Ben. Kester, John
Large, J. C. Stevenson, Stephen Kester, W^m.
Webster, Saml. Kester, Harmanus Kester, Wm.
Kester, Henry Cliff'ton, Saml. Webster, Rachel
Webster, John .Webster, Mary Webster. Mary
Ann Wt,bster, Rebekah Stevenson, Susanah
Webster, Mary Allen, John Twining Junr.,
Amy Cliffton, Eliza. Large, Eliza. Cliffton,
Amy Cliff'ton Junr., Mary Emley, Susanah Kes-
ter Rachel Kester Junr., Hannah Hambleton,
Martha Briggs, Sarah Potts, Mary Dawes, Jos.
Briggs, Amy Dawes, Robert Emley, Jno. E. For-
man, John Potts, Danl. Potts, Mary Ann For-
man, Januey Dawes, Hannah Dawes, John Dawes
24 9 1807. David Laing of Bridgetown, Mid-
dlesex, son of Thos. and Martha Laing dec. and
Rachel Twining dau. of Thomas and Sarah Twin-
ing of Kingwood.
David Laing, Rachel Laing; Henry Cliff'ton,
Wm. Paxson, Wm. Cliff'ton, Jno. Stevenson, Em-
ley Olden, Aaron Hampton, Jos. Stevensou, Saml.
Large, Wm. Webster, Stephen Kester, Haiman
Kester, Jno. Large, Thos. Craven. Jno. Stine,
Abel Shotwell, Jno. Webster, Saml. Webster,
Junr., Josiah Willson, Patrick McCart^^, Peter
Stout, Eliza.Olden, Eliza. Davis, Eliza.Vail, Mary
Dawes, Martha Willson, Rebecca Stevenson,
Sarah Cliff'ton, Catharine Jacobs, LTzinah Titus,
Margaret Suydam, Thos. Laing, Thos. Twining,
Sarah Twining, Mary Laing, Jno. Twining Junr.,
Hugh Laing, Mary Twining, Selinda Twining,
Chas. Twining, Saml. Webster, Rtichel Webster,
Eliza. Large, Mary Webster.
15 8 1807. David Laing son of Jacob and
Rachel Laing of Piscataway, INliddlesex County,
and Elizabeth Allen daughter of Johu and Mary
Allen of Kingwood.
David Laing, Elizabeth Laing; Robert Emley,
Johu I^arge, Aaron Hampton, Jos. Stevenson,
Thos. Craven, Win. Laing, Jacob Large, Jacob
Pound, Saml. Webster, Henry Clifftou, Amos
Lundy, Saml. Kester, Zacliariah Pound, ISIary F.
Randolph, Uzinali Titus, Rachel Laing, Nancy
Laing, Phebe Laing, Eliza Lanning, Eliza Large,
Mary Kester, Mary Eniley, Abby Lundy, Eliza
Olden, Rachel Webster, Susanah Hornor, Sarah
Clifftou, Amy Cliffton Junr., Susan Stevenson,
Amy Stevenson, Sarah Large, Sarah Webster,
Rebecca Stevenson, Susannah Webster, Rachel
Kester, Ben Kester, Wm. CliiJton, Eli Wilson,
Eliza. Wilson, John Allen, Mary Allen, Saml.
Large, Susanah Large, Eliza. Large, Rebecca
Large, Ebenezer Allen, Danl. Allen, Sarah Large,
Wm. L. King.
20 12 1810. John Freeman of Woodbridge,
Middlesex Countj' son of Isaac and Phebe Free-
man dec: and Rebecca Stevenson daughter of
Samuel and Susanah Webster both dec. of King-
John Freeman, Rebecca Freeman ; Wm. Paxson
Henry Cliffton, Thos. Craven, Aaron Hampton,
Saml. Kester, Harmanus Kester, Jno. Carpenter,
Ebenezer Allen. Susanah Kester, Eliza Carpenter,
Mary Kester, Mary Craven, Amy Kester, Chas. R
Cherry, Henry Moore, Wm. Cliffton, Ben Kester,
Rachel Kester, Rebecca Cliffton, Jno. Webster,
Eliza. Webster, Wm. Kester, Mary Kester Junr.,
Amy Clift'ton, Jos. Stevenson, Susanna Stevenson,
Jno. Allen, .Susanna Kester, Saml. Webster,
Rachel Webster, Wm. Webster, Elizabeth Webster
.1. S. W^ebster, Phebe Webster, Jackson Freeman,
Elizabeth F'reeman, Susan Stevenson, l^chel
25 10 1810. William Kester; of Kingwood, son
of Benj. and Rachel Kester and Mary Webster
daughter of Samuel and Rachel Webster of King-
William Kester, Mary Kester; Wm. Paxson,
Henry Cliffton, Wm. Cliffton, Aaron Hampton,
Saml. Armitage, .Tolni Freeman, Sarah Clift'ton,
Jacob Cliffton, Henry Cliffton Junr., Eliza. Large
Susan Kester, Amy Kester, Edw. Mason, Uriah
Mason, Chas. Potts, Hannah Doyl, Susan Steven-
son, Saml. Webster, Harmanus Kester, Rachel
Kester, John Mason, Thos. King, Rebeka Steven-
sou, Amy Kester, Jno. Large, Ruth Large, Jos.
Stevenson, Susanna Stevenson, Sidney Stevenson,
Amy Dawes, Mary Kester, Arnold Kester, Samuel
Kester, Mary Ann Webster, Wm. Kester, Rebecca
Stevenson Junr., Mary Webster, Wm. Webster
Junr., Benj. Kester, Rachel Kester, Saml. Web-
ster, Rachel Webster, Wm. Webster, Eliza. Web-
ster, Jos. Webster, Phebe Webster, John Yvebster
Eliza. W'ebster, Asa Webster, Peter Webster,
Rachel Webster, Susanah Kester Sen., l^chel
14 2 1811. Arnal Kester of Derry, Northum-
berland County, Penna. son of Paul and Anne
Kester and Mary Kester daughter of Benj. and
Rachel Kester of Kingwood.
Arnal Kester, ]Mary Kester; Wm. Cliffton,
Thos. Craven, Mary Craven.
Emley Olden, Ebenezer Allen, Henry Cliffton
Junr., Sarah Cliffton, Rachel Paxson, Wm. W^eb-
ster, Asa Webster, Eliza. Olden, Eliza. Cliffton,
Harmanus Kester, Rachel Kester, Asenath Kester
Eleanor Kester, Wm. Webster, Saml. Webster
Junr., Sarah Kester, Stacy King, Margaret King,
Saml. Kester, Rachel Hambleton, John Webster,
Eliza. Webster, Wm. Kester, Mary Kester, Amy
Kester, John Kester, Ben Hambleton, Amy Ham-
ilton, Ben Kester, Rachel Kester, Hannah Hamil-
ton, Susanna Kester, Elizabeth Paxson, Amy
Kester, Saml. Webster, Rachel Webster, Sussanna
Webster, Jno. Large.
25 11 1819. Moses Pownall of Solebury, Bucks
Co. Penna. son of Simeon and Catherine Pownall,
dec. and Susanna Webster daughter of Samuel
and Susanna Webster dec. of Kingwood.
Moses Pownall, Susjmna Pownall; Sidney Ste-
venson, Rebecca Stevenson, Joseph Stevenson,
Su.sanna Stevenson, Elizabeth Cliffton, Mary
Waterhouse, Gaynor Rockhill, Sarah Clift'ton,
Harriet Nixon, Wm. L. King, John Little, Rebec-
ca Cliffton Junr., Ann King, Wm. Kester, Ma-
nasseh Wildman, Harmanus Kesster, Samuel
Willson Junr. , Henry Cliffton, John Large, John
A. King, Ross Jones, Simeon Pownall, Sarah
Pownall, John Case, Wm. Webster, John Freeman
Rebecca Freeman, Uzinah Titus, Amy Cliffton,
Susan Stevenson, Amy K. Stevenson, Susanna
Kesster, Ralph Matthews, Susanna Matthews,
Catherine Kesster. Amy Kesster, Samuel K. Ste-
venson, Ann Welsted. Edw. Welsted, James
Waterhouse, Wm. Cliffton, Catherine Case.
20 9 1821. Mahlon Briggs of Solesbury, Bucks
Co. Penna. son of John and Letitia Briggs of
Newtown township, Bucks County, and Amy
Dawes daughter of John and Alice Dawes the
latter dec. of Lebanon township, Hunterdon
County, N. J,
Mahlon Briggs, Amy Briggs: Edward Hicks,
Henry Cliffton, Wm. Cliffton, Joseph Stevenson,
John Large, Samuel Willson Junr., John Allen,
Wm. Webster, Ann Welsted, Sarah Cliffton, Amy
K. Stevenson, Jemima P. Atkinson, Eliza. C.
Bonnel, Elizabeth Cliffton, Rebecca Cliffton Junr,
Sidney Stevenson, Gaynor Rockhill, Elizabeth
Robeson, Susanna Kesster, Amy Cliffton, Sarah
Hornor, Jenny Dawes, Sarah Dawes, Mary Dawes
Alice Dawes, Mary Dawes, Junr., David Park,
Wm. E. Potts, Susan Potts, Charles D. Potts,
Uzinah Titus, Rebecca Cliffton, Mary Mcferson.
19 1-^ 1821. Abel Lester of Kichlaad township
Bucks County, Penna. son of Shipley and Marga-
ret Lester and Margaret Williams daughter of
Jeremiah and Mary Williams of Tiuicum town-
ship, Bucks County, Penna.
Abel Lester, Margaret W. Lester; Henry Cliff-
ton Joseph Stevenson, Amy Cliffton, Mary B,
Williams, John Williams, Thomas B. Williams,
Benjamin Williams, Susan Williams, Isaac B.
Williams, William Lester, Ann Lester, Margann
Lester, Hannah Lester, Mary Williams, Rachel
Williams, James H (?) Green, Abigail Green,
Thomas G. Hughes, Jeremiah Williams, Mary
Williams, Jacob Cliffton.
12 11 184-2. Morris Hampton, Kingwood, son
of Benjamin and Hannah Hampton and Amy H.
Cliffton daughter of William and Amy Cliffton
the latter dec.
Morris Hampton, Amy Cliffton Hampton;
Sarah Cliffton. Mary Wilsted, John T. Hampton,
W^illiam W. Hampton, Joseph Hampton, David
Laing, Elizabeth Laing, Amanda J. Warford,
Jacob Laing, Elizabeth Laing Junr., Rachel
Laing, Elijah Warford, L. C. Osmun, M. D., Ann
McCann, Daniel Allen Junr., William Cliffton,
Benjamin Hampton, Rebecca Clifl'ton Sen., Han-
nah Hampton, Elizabeth Clift'ton, William Cliff-
ton Junr., Joseph Cliffton, Rebecca Cliffton Junr.,
The record gives the date of the birth with
great precision, even to the hour in many cases,
but it has been thought unnecessary to reproduce
further details than those given. The births are
written in various parts of the book with various
subjects intei'spersed. They are here given alpha-
William Blackfan, son of William and Eliza-
beth K. ; b 2, 8, 1836.
Children of John and Jane Brock;
Mary, b. 1. 9, 1756 N. S. in Bethlehem
Daniel, b. 16, 12, 1759 N. S. in Kingwood
Jacob, b. 14, 9, 1760 N. S. at Bethlehem
Jane, b. 15, 10, 1762 at Bethlehem
Alice, b. 21, 9, 1764
Stephen, b. 3, 12, 1766 at Bethlehem
Child of Henry and Amj- Cliffton;
Elizaljeth, b. 12, 5, 1779
Children of Thos. Coate b. 8, 1, 1717 and Eliza-
beth his wife b. 12, 4, 1729, O. S.
Mary and Hannah, b. 9, 10, 1753; the latter lived
about three weeks
Hannah, b. 12, 6, 1755
Samuel, b. 27, 8, 1756, died young
Amey, b. 17, 7, 1758
Mercy, b. 27, 2, 1760; d. 5, 8, 1777
John, b. 27, 11, 1763
William, b. 26: 3, 1765
Esther, b. 17,3,1767
Abigail, b. 4, 7, 1769.
Children of Adren and Hannah Dawes;
Joseph, b. 6, 12, 1779
Francis, b. 3, 4, 1781.
Aaron Hamton son of David & Rebecca Hamp-
ton, Solesbury, Pa., b. 23, 5, 1780.
Jane Hampton, dau. of Peter Slater and Sarah
his wife of Kingwood, b. 31, 1, 1780.
Children of the above;
David, b. 9, 8, 1802
Rebecca, b. 21, 4, 1804
John, b. 3, 6, 1806
Sarah, b. 4, 8, 1807
Ann, b. 3, 11, 1808
Oliver, b. 7, 12, 1809
Slater, b. 6, 2, 1812
Rebecca Clift'ton Hampton dau. of Morris and
Amy Cliffton Haniptou b. 14, 1, 1844
William Cliffton Hampton b. 23, 8, 1845
Sarah Elizabeth Hampton b. 11, 9. 1847
Children of Isaac and Mary (Paxsou) Green;
John, b, 13, 9, 1757
Abigail, b. 19, 12, 1759 in Bethlehem
Alice, b. 29, 6, 1762 in Bethlehem
Mary, b. 24, 3, 1765 at Hardwick
Children of Isaac and Mary Hornor from Mans-
field, Burlington County;
Samuel, b. at Mansdeld, 27, 9, 1753; d. 23,8, 1778
Elizabeth, b. 2U, 11, 1760: d. about 5 years old
Sarah, b. 26, 2, 1763; d. about 2 years old
Isaac, b. 24, 12. 1765
Thomas, b. 17, 3, 1767
Stacy, b. 21, 6, 1769 at Bordentown
Mary, b. 8, 5, 1771 at Kingwood.
Child of John and Jane Imley;
Hannah, b. 20, 5, 1765 at Kingwood.
Children of Harmanus Kesster Senior (b. 2,
11th month called January 1703) and Anne his
wife (b. 29, 3, 1712);
Susanna, b. 10, 9, 1733
Elisabeth, b. 25, 6, 1735
Samuel, b. 26, 9, 1737
John, b. 21, 11, 1739
Rebecca, b" 16, 2, 1742
Hermanns, b. 17, 5, 1744
Peter, b. 4, 11, 1746
Paul, b. 26, 3, 1749
Thomas, b. 24, 11, 1752
Margaret, b. 10, 6, 1755
Child of Stephen and Sarah Kester;
Isaac, b. 16, 10, 1808
Children of Harmanus and Rachel Kester;
Elizabeth, b. 18, 3, 1774
Ascenath, b. 11, 10, 1775
Samuel, b. 28, 10, 1777
Anna, b. 10, 2, 1780
Richard, b. 10, 12, 1781
Cattrin, b. 27, 1, 1784
Susannah, b. 8, 4, 1786
Ellener, b. 1, 7, 1788
Thomas, b. 1, 6, 1791
William, b. 26, 8, 1793
Mary, b. 4, 7, 1797
Benjamin Kester, b. 28, 7, 1759
Rachel Kester, b 7, 3, 1765
Stephen, b. 21, 2, 1784
Samuel, b. 18, 9, 1785
William, b. 21, 5, 1787
Mary, b. 22, 12, 1788
Hannah, b. 3, 9, 1790
Amy, b. 31, 3, 1793
John, b. 1, 8, 1794
Rachel, b. 1, 3, 1797
Sarah, b. 19, 12, 1798
Benjamin, b. 24, 7, 1801
Benjamin Hamilton, b. 19, 6, 1803
Jesse, b. 3, 1, 1805
Jeremiah King, b. 11, 12, 1806
John Simcock Kirkbride, b. 30, 2, 1750 O. S.
at Kingwood at his grandfather's house, John
Children of Joseph King Junr. and Mary his
wife; all born at Am well;
Mary, b. 3, 3, 1738
Mercy, b. 26, 10, 1739
Jane, b.20, 10, 1741
George, b. 21, 10, 1743
Anne, b. 28, 2. 1746; d. 24, 8, 1759: buried at
Hannah, b. 10, 5, 1748
Nathan, b. 3, 5, 1750
Alice Maris, b. 28, 9, 1752
Children of Jacob and Mary Large; all born at
Aaron, b. 14 July 1747 O. S.
Elizabeth, b. 25 Sept. 1749 (). S.
Samuel, b. 9, 7, 1752 O. S.
Anne, b. 12 July 1754 N. S.
Mary, b. 4 May 1757 N. S.
Ebenezer. b. 23, 10, 1759 N. S.
Rebecca, b. 14, 5, 1762
William, b. 4, 7, 1765
Sarah, b. 8, 1, 1767
Children of Samuel and Hannah Landess;
Catharine, b. 11, 6. 1781
Susauah, b. 18, 6, 1783
Samuel George, b. 17, 6, 1792
Mariah Rebekah Justice, b. 16, 6, 1796
Renfero GrofJ, b. 20, 2, 1800
Children of David and Mary Marsh;
Joseph, b. 27, 2, 1757
Philip, b. 4, 6, 1759.
Children of Jacob and Mary Paxson;
William, b. 15, 9, 1764
Benjamin, b. 17, 5, 1766
John, b. 16, 7, 1768
Rachel, b. 9, 6, 1770
Reuben, b. 24, 12, 1772
Arthur, b. 8, 8, 1775
Jacob Paxson, b. 7, 2, 7177.
Children of Reuben and Alice Paxson;
William, b. 2, 4, 1732 at Philadelphia
Mary, b. 25, 11, 1734; Piscataqua Landing, East
Jacob, b. 2d. day of month called October 1737 at
Old Raritan near Kins Hall; Summerset Co.
Abigail, b. 17, 3, 1740; Kins Hall; d. 6, 8, 1741,
buried at Plainfield M. H.
John Paxson, b. 13, 7, 1774; Kingwood at his
grandfather's — John Simcock's.
Children of William and Rachel Paxson;
Reubin, b. 2, 4, 1758 in Kingwood
Mary, b. 25 Sept. 1760, N. S.
John, b. 30, 3, 1763
William, b. 25, 12, 1765.
Children of John Simcock Junr. and Ascenah
Samuel, b. 16, 2, 1745
John, b. 5, 10, 1747 at Greenwich, Sussex County
Anne, b. 1749, 50, at Kingwood
Children of John and Mercy Stevenson; moved
from Kingwood to Hard wick;
Sarah, b. 7, 1, 1762
Mary, b. 23, 5, 1764
Joseph, b. 19, 3, 1767
Thomas, b. 24, 2, 1769
Abigail, b. 31, 3, 1772
Anna, b. 11, 3, 1775
Daniel, b. 28, 12, 1777, d. 5, 7, 1779
John, b. 6, 7, 1780
James, b. 22, 6, 1783.
Children of Joseph Stevenson and his wife
Susannah dau. of Samuel and Susanah Kester;
Anne, b. 26, 7, 1797; d. 7, 7, 1798
Amy, b. 12, 2, 1799
John, b. 16, 3, 1801
Samuel, b. 24, 11, 1803
Sidney, b. 29, 12, 1806
Rebecca, b. 11, 2, 1810.
Child of Thomas and Sarah Stevenson;
John, b. 22 Jan. 1732 O. S. at Kingwood.
Children of Joseph and Elizabeth Webster;
Elizabeth, b, 7, 7, 1734
Joseph, b. 25, 10, 1735
Mary, b. 26, 3, 1737
Sarah and Hannah, b. 28, 11, 1740
Rachel, b. 28, 11, 1742
Deborah ami Abraham, b. 12, 9, 174;J
SuKinna, b. 21, 11, 1747
Anne, b. 15, 12, 17.j0
Martha, b. 22, 12, 1752
William, b. 2, 10, 1757.
Children of Joseph (b. 3, 4, 174liO. S.) and
Eebeccti Webster (b. 12, 12, 1738 O. S. )-
Rachel, b. 20, 1, 1770
Samuel, b. 10, 5, 1771
Mary, b. G, 3, 1773
William, b. 24, 11. 1774
Benjamin, b. 2U, 12, 1776
Children of Samuel and Susanna Kerster;
Benjamin, b. 28, 7, 1757
Anna, b. 22, 1, 1761
Rachel, b. 2, 8, 1762
Mary, b. 21, 5, 1764
Sarah, b. 22, 7, 1766
Elizabeth, b. 30, 7, 1768
Susannah, b. 16, 11, 1770
Hannah, b. 29, 8, l'/73
Amy, b. 28, 9, 1775
Rebecca, b. 15, 9, 1777
Child of Samuel and Susannah W^ebster;
Samuel, b. 3, 8, 1759.
Children of Samuel and Rachel Webster;
John, b. 11, 12, 1787
Mary, b. 15, 4, 1790
Samuel, b. 8, 7, 1792
Asa, b. 24, 12, 1794
Peter, b. 31, 8, 1797
Rachel, b. 28, 1, 1802.
Joseph Webster, son of Samuel and Susana
Webster, Kingwood twp. b. 22, 11, 1769.
Phebe Webster, dau. of Andrew and Phebe
Maccrary, b. 2, 11, 1765.
Children of the above;
William, b. 20, 5, 1793
Charles, b. 30, 4, 1795
Mary Ann, b. 23, 5, 1797
Thomas, b. 15, 6, 1799
Andrew, b. 29, 5, 1801
Susanna, b. 24, 6, 1804
Phebe, b. 23, 4, 1808
Record of the Children oi Mingo Whano a
bliick Man & his wife Christianna;
Samuel Coates, b. 15, 1, 1797
Jane, b. 20, 4, 1799
Amy and Mary, b, 17 Mar. 1801
Caty, b. 5, Mar. 1803
Deborah and Edward, b. 7, Mar. 1805
Children of Isaac B. Williams & Martha S.
Clayton, b. 28, 11, 1821
Jeremiah, b. 19 3, 1825
Joseph, b. 3, 7, 1H27
Samuel Wilson of Hardwick, Sussex Co., b. in
Bethlehem 5, 1, 1738. Deborah Collins dau. of
Jonathan and Ann Collins was born in Bucks
County, Penna. 23 Mar. 1741. Their children
liachel, b. 6, 8, 1762
Samuel, b. 1, 3, 1764
Ann, b. 20, 9, 1765; d. 3, 9, 1766
Malilon, b. 20, 8, 1767
Jonathan, b. 7,6, 1769; d. 5, 7, 1777
John, b. 11, 2, 1771
James, b. 5, 1, 1773; d. 20, 7. 1777
Esther, b. 30, 11, 1774
Obed, b. 24, 1, 1776
Deborah, b. 11, 9, 1778
Children of Samuel and Deborah Willson of
Hardwick, Sussex County;
Eli, b. 21, 12, 1780
Levi, b. 17, 2, 1787
Children of James (b. 26, 11, 1713, Chesterfield)
and Martha Willson (b, 1, 10, 1713) ;
Samuel, b. 22, 6, 1737 in Kingwood
Elizabeth, b. 29, 4, 1739'; d. 29, 10, 1758 O. S.
John, b. 7, 8, 1741
Josiah, b. 29, 7, 1743
Sarah, b. 5, 11, 1746
Esther, b. 17, 1, 1749
Anne, b. 15, 7, 1753, O. S.
James, b. 20, 1, 1760 N. S.
RECORD OF BURIALS.
The following is the record of burials of the
Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Hunterdon Coun-
ty, New Jersey. Where the township is not
stated, Ki.igwood is vmderstood. These bodies
are "buried in the yard near the Meeting House
as all recorded in this book are." This quota-
tion is found opposite one of the names in the
Register. The names are here arranged alpha-
betically and the dates under each family name
are given chronologically.
Allin, Mary, dau. John and Mary Allin 30, 3, 1791
Allen, John, Senr., 31, 3, 1823; Franklin tvvp.
Allin, Mary, 5, 1, 1832; 75th year.
Ebenezer, 12, 3, 1820; 39th year. Frank-
" Daniel, 6, 3, 1856; 77th., Franklin tvvp.
Cliffton, Amy, 11, 11, 1807; 70 yrs.
" Henry, an elder, 26, 9, 1830; 77
" Amy, 10, 5, 1839: 67; a minister
Cliffton, William, 31, 3, 1848; 80; an elder
" Rebecca, Senr., 29, 1, 1845; 80th year
" Joseph W. 5, 11, 1850; son of William
and Sarah L. 22nio. Franklin t\vi>.
" Elizabeth, 11, 5, 1853; 74; an elder
" Joseph, 1, 9. 1857; 47; an elder
" Wm.& Mary Cliffton, Franklin
" William, 2, 9, 1866; 66tli; an elder
Cliflfton, William and Mary, Franklin
" Rebecca, 1, 5, 1874; 67; Wm. and Amy;
" Sarah, d. 20, 2, 1877; buried 23, 2,; 79
years; William and Amy; an elder.
Dawes, John, 21, 2, 1826; 84 years.
Daken, James V. son of Philip R. and Sarah L.
28, 3, 1858; b. 30,1, 1832
Dennis, Susan, 29, 6, 1846; 61st yr.
Emley, Robert, 5, 2, 1808; 72 yr.
Hamton, Ann, 24, 12, 1808; Aaron and Jane
Hampton, TTannah, 16, 1, 1844
" Rebecca Cliffton, 29, 8, 1857; 13y. 7m.
15d. dau. of Morris and Amy C. ;
" Benjamin, 31, 10, 1869
William C. 4, 2, 1876; 30 yr. 5m. lid.
" Amy Cliffton, wife of Morris Hampt(m,
27, 7, 1M85, 73 yrs.
Hartpence, Ellen, formerly Kester, 6, 2, 1859,
Kester, Mary, 28, 9, 1797; Ilarmanus and Rachel
" Hannah, 0, 2, 1803; Benjamin and Rachel
" Benjamin, 12, 2, 1803; Benjamin and
" Susanna, 24, 2, 1832; 95y. 4ni. 2d.
" Amy, 30, 3, 1833; 57th yr.
Large, Elizabeth, 12, 9, 1820; 81 yrs.
" John, 18, 5, 1S32; 7St]i yr.
Laing, Eden and IXivid, children of David and
Elzabeth Laing, 15, 2, 1835 "departed within
half an hour of each other with the sore throat
'• David, 19, 4, 1855; 72a. yr. Franklin twp
" Elizabeth, 30, 10, 1S65; an elder
" Rachel C. 19, 1, 1876; 62 yrs.
Mott, Lucy, 13, 7, 1834; 68th yr., an elder
Potts, Rel)ekah, 25, 8, 1807; 79th yr.
" Amy, 7, 9, 1834; 61 yrs.
Price, Ann, 21,10, 1807; 83 yrs.
Stevenson, Anne, 5. 8, 1798; Thomas and Rebecca.
" Anne, 7, 7, 1798; Joseph and Susannah
" John, 2, 4, 1812.
Vail, Rebecca H. 1, 4, 18()0; ly. 2m. Abram R.
and Jane D.
" Franklin P. 15, 10, 1861; 9y. 22d. Abram
R. and Jane D.
" Rachel, 29, 11, 1863; 84y. 3il. an elder.
Webster, Samuel, 26, 8, 1810; William and Elisa-
" Phebe, 18, 1, 1812; Joseph and Phebe.
Joseph, 26, 9, 1814; 3.1 yr ; Wm. and
" Elizabeth, 28, 2, 1816; Istyr.; Wm. and
" Moses, 14, 4, 1820.
Wilson, Samuel, 4, 2, 1822; 84y. 5m. 2d.
Ann, 7, 4, 1822; 68y. 6m. 22d.
" Samuel, 17, 7, 1846; 63y. 8m. lOd.
" Mary A. 14, 4, 1860; 60th yr. ; an elder
" Hannah, 20, 10, 1865; 84 (about)
" James, 21, 4, 1884; 73d yr.
" Samuel, 18, 7, 1889; 73y. 2m. 4d.
" John, 26, 1, 1893; buried 30, 1, 1893.
In the following obituary notices the spelling
and puHCtuation have been preserved. Being a
"faithful attender at Meetings both for worship
and discipline" seems to have been one of the
tests of a correct walk and conversation.
A Memorial of the Time of Death and
BuEiAL OF Joseph King, Senior.
Our antient Friend Joseph King departed this
life the 10th. Day of the 12th. Month 1761. In the
Seventy eight year of his age, and was Inter'd in
Friends Burying Ground at King wood the Eleventh
day of the Same Month. He was not, as could be
perceived attended by any Violent illness, and he
departed quietly as one going to Sleep. He was
esteem'd amongst us, to be an Honest Sober Inno-
cent well minded man, a good & Inoffensive Neigh-
bor, well beloved of Friends & Others, for which
reasons he was appointed an Elder amongst us
before the Select-meeting was settled here, and
for the Same reasons hath been continued an
Elder amongst us ever Since until his Death, and
Ave doubt not, but that he is gone to Eternal rest.
A Mejioeial of the Time of the Death and
Burial of Samuel Willson, Senior.
Our antient Friend Samuel Willson Died thee
Nineteenth Day of the Twelfth month 1761 and
was Inter'd in Friends Burying Ground at King-
wood the Twenty-Second Day of the Same Month
about the Eightieth year of his Age. He was a
Minister many years which in a general way was
well received amongst his Friends. He was a
Diligent attender of our Meetings both of Wor-
shop and Discipline, till of late years when
through his ability & Natural Strength failed so
much that he was not able to Stay During the
time that Meetings are generally held. His Life
and Conversation (in a good degree) was Solid
Sober and Orderly, agreeable to his Ministry. He
was Suddenly Siezed with Death not Lying any
time Sick so that he had no time then to declare
any that might be on his mind to Speak to any of
his Friends. Yet we ha\e good reason to Hope
when we consider his former Conduct A\hile he
was in his Health and Strength that he lias
gone to Enjoy that Immortal Crown that is laid
up for the Righteous.
Aged 80 years, 5 months, & 14 days.
KiNGWooD Monthly Meeting's Testimony
CONCERNING SAMUEL LARGE SENIOR.
This our said Antient Friend Samuel Large De-
pjirted this Life at his House in Kingwood, The
9th. Day of the 6th Montli 1705, and was decently
Inter'd in Friends Baring place there.
He was Religiously Enclined when young in
years (as he related at times) By being Early Vis-
ited, insomuch, hethought he could freely Declare
to others of the Goodness & merciful kind dealings
of God to his Soul. But for want of Giving dili-
gent heed to the inshineings of that inward Light
which had Measureably Redeemed him, he came
to a loss of the Sweet and Heavenly Communion
which he had been made a Sharer of, and l>egan to
join with Folly and Vanities which youth is apt
to, but in Process of time being re-Visited by an
All Merciful God, Gave up to bear the Cross, and
about the Tliirtieth Year of his Age, he was made
willing to give up to bear a publick Testimony, &
to Declare to others what God had done for his
Soul, Avhich Testimony was Living and Powerful,
ct Tending to the refreshing and Watering of the
Lords Heritage and People, being often concer'd,
where his Lot was cast, to invite and persuade
people to seek the Lord for tliemselves that
So they might know the work of Regeneration
wrought and Completed in and for themselves, he
freely gave up to Spend both his time and sub-
stance on Truths account, when call'd thereto.
He visited Several Provinces on this Continent,
and Some divers times in his Younger years he
was diligent in attending Meetings both for Wor-
ship and Discipline, and Quarterly and yearly
meetings when in Health and ability of Body, he
was a Generous kind open hearted Friend ready
to do good to all, but especially to the Household
of Faith, very ready in a.ssisting the Servants and
Messengers of Christ, when Tiaveling on that ac-
count. He brought up his Children in Plainess
of Speech and Aparel, a great Encourager of his
Family and otheis, in attending Meetings, that
they might discharge their Duties which they (3we
unto their maker. In the Later part of his days,
when old, he met with Exercises & great Difficul-
ties, Yet (tho in his declining age, and Natural
Capacities weak ) We have good reason to believe,
as to an inward State of Mind, he Lived past &
through them all, and that lie Died in Peace with
the Lord and in good will to all mankind And is
Entered into Rest and Reaps the Reward of the
Faithful, where Troubles and Exercises are at
A Memorial op the Time, of Death and
Burial of our Friend Anne Webster
Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Web-
Our Said friend Departed this Life the 23d.
of the 8th. month 1767 and was Decently buried
on the 24th. of Sd. mo. in friends Buring Ground
Kingwood Monthly Meeting's Testimony
Concerning Jeremiah Williams.
Our antient friend and Elder Jeremiah Wil-
liams came to rezide amongst us Recommended
from a Monthly Meeting of friends on Long Island
as an Honest Sober and orderly member of our
Religious Society in Unity and many years he Avas
a servisable member and a Diligent and Constant
attender of our meetings for Worship and Discip-
line, until he Suffer'd his mind to be too much
Cast Down imder the Thoughts of Some Disap-
pointments and Troubles he meet with. He did
not attend our Meetings So Constant as he had
heretofore Done but we have Good reason to
believe Some time before his Death he Witnessed
in a great measure an overcoming his former
Troubles and Exercises. He was a generous and
kind open Harted man in Entertaining Friends
and such as Travel abroad in the Service of Truth.
Some time before his Death he was attended with
many bodily afflictions, being helpless above too
years, which he bore with Great patience. Some-
times he would say conld I think I am like Job,
he l)eing atend with many ails ; often desiring to
be Deliver'd if it Avas the Lord's Will. He De-
parted thisXife at the House of his Son Benjamin
in Penna. with whom he had Liv'd for some
years, on the 15th. day of the 5th month 1766
aged 83 years wanting about one month and was
Decently buried in friends beurying Ground at
Kingwood Monthly Meeting's Testimony
Concerning Mary Simcock.
This our antient Friend deceased Daring the
time she resided amongst us, which was upwards
of Thirty Years was a diligent attender of Meet-
ings both on First and other Days of the week, in
which she was a goo^l Example in patient waiting
on the Lord, to feel the Renewings of His divine
power. She had also a gift in the Ministery and
tlio not large in Testimony, yet faithf^^liy Laliour-
ing in the Ability received was edefying to those
whose Harts were prepared of the Lord to receive
His messengers tho small in appearance She was a
peaceable kind Neighbor, and well esteemed by
all and altho through Age and Infirmity of body
she was render'd incapable of attending Meetings
for some years before she died, yet she retained
her Love to truth and Friends, and we Doubt not
has made a happy Change, and now Enjoying the
Reward of her Labours in the Mansions of Eter-
nal Rest. The following is a brief memoral con-
cerning her, written by lier Husband John Simcock,
which we haveing Unity with, Subjoin. She was
daughter of Nicholas and Jane Wain of the North-
ern Liberties of tlie City of Phila. honest Friends
to whom she was obedient in her youth, and as
she grew in years she was Concern 'd to be a sensi-
ble witness of the operation of truth in her own
Heart, and keeping Carefully under this concern,
she was niaiiy times sweetly Comforted in spirit,
which Favour she prized above the Enjoyment of
earthly Treasure. She was likewise concerned
for the good of her fellow Mortals and after some
Keasonings in her own mind gave up to declare in
a publick manner what the Lord had done for
her Soul. Her testimony was well receiv'd after
which she frequently appeared in Publick as long
as she was of ability to attend Meetings, and when
her natural strength and faculties were much im-
pair'd it was evident that she still retain'd that
good part which had Ijeen her Earl}' choice, for
when several Friends of Kingwood Meeting came
to visit us a few Months before her Departure, in
time of our silent Avaiting she sat still and quiet
and after some Time sitting, appear'd in publick
Testimony in a solid sensiable manner, and in
supplication also, which plainly demonstrated,
that the Lord still favoured with his living pres-
ence, giving Strength and ability to her who had
really no strength of her own. She was a loving
faithfull wife, and a true Helpmeet in things that
pretain to the Interest of our Immortal Nature an
affectionate and Exemplary Mother, patient in
affliction of Body of Mind, and Departed quietly
without any apparent Illness 19th of the 5th.
month 1771 in the 85th year of her Age, as Min-
ister upwards of 50 years, and I have no Doubt
but that she is now in the Enjoyment of endless
Felicety, haveing received the Crown which the
Lord a Righteous Judge shall give to all those
who love his appearance and walk uprightly as
she did. John Simcock 2G-9-1771.
Kingwood Monthly Meeting's Testimony
Concerning our vVntient Friend and El-
der Richard Lundy. ^
He was the son of Richard and Jane Lundy of
Bucks County in Pena. Professor of the truth
with us born the 20th of the 3d month 1692. A
man much Esteemed amongst Friends and others
being of a meek and Quiet Spirit Exemplary in
Life and Conversation and a patern of plainness
and humility, diligent in attending Meetings for
worship and Discipline duly observing the hour
Appointed and in Contribution for the Service
thereof, gave freely according to his ability he
often gave up to attend Monthly Quarterly and
Yearly Meetings with great willingness Even in
his Declining Years untill the Indisposition of his
wife rendered that servise impracticable, he was
an affectionate Husband a tender Father and Kind
friend Punctual and just in his Dealings among
men Evidencing to the world that he was Con-
cerned to do to others as he would have them do
to him. His house was freely open for those who
Travelling in the Work of the Ministery whose
Company he greatly valued and often ChearfuUy
Travel'd Avith Such as a gide to other meetings ;
he Lived in the fear of the Lord : and was much
Concern 'd that Love and unity might be obtained
among friends and Deeply aft'ected when anything
of a contrary Nature arose to obstruct it. In his
last Illness which was but short he intirely re-
fused the help of any Physition Signifying his
Resignation to the Divine will whether in life or
Death : and Continued in a patient frame of mind
when Sensible till his Departure, which was on
the 28th of 2d. month 1772 aged near 80 years :
antl altho our Loss is Great we are Comforted in
the hope That he is gone to inherit the Crown im-
mortal : which is laid up for all those who Love
and fear the Lord. He was Decently Buried in
friends Burying ground at Hardwick the 29th of
the same : attended by a large number of friends
and others. Signed by order of sd. Meeting at
Hardwick the loth of the 8th month 1772 bye
Jacob Smith Clk.
A Testimony from the Monthly Meeting at
Kingwood Concerning John Simcock.
This our v^ntient friend and Elder John Sim-
cock was from the time of his coming to reside
among us which was upwards of thirty years : a
man of few words and a quiet inoffensive spirit,
which gained him the Love and Esteem of his
Friends and Neighbors : Very Patient in Afflic-
tion of which he had a large Shear, and Lob-
boured under the Infirmities attendant on old
age, with apparent Resignation of mind. Divers
times Espressing his freedom for Dissolution
.which he waited for, and hoped he should pa-
tiently wait the Lord's time that being the best
time. He was a Diligent attender of our Reli-
gious meetings both for NVorship and Discipline,
while of ability of Body being Exemplary therein,
in patient waiting and we have to believe he was
often Comforted therein having been heard to say
he did not attend meetings because others did,
but because he found a secret benefit in so doing.
In short we may say he was a Tender Husband
an affectionate Father, and Kind Neighbor and
not long before his Decease, bore a Testimony in
his Family against the Excessive use of Spiritous
liquors. He departed this Life the 23rd. of 4th
month 1773, in the 88tli year of his age, and was
Decently interred in friends Burying Ground at
Signed in an on belialf of sd. Meeting by Jacob
Smith Clk. the 11th of the month 1774.
A Testimony from the Monthly Meetixg of
KiNGWOOD Concerning Robert Lauge.
Our much Esteemed Friend and Elder Robert
Large who Departed this Life the 27tli of tlie 4th.
month 1774, in the 58th year of his age, w;is fro;n
his youth a man of a peaceable and Quiet spirit,
one who sincerely loved the truth and its faithful
followers, and being Concerned for many years to
live near unto, and witness the influence of the
Blessed principle which we profess, he btcame a
Diligent attender of our religious Meetings both
for worship and Discipline wherein he was a
patient humble waiter for the ariseing of Divine
Life wherelty he witnessed his Strength to be re-
newed, and often Expressed his satisfaction in so
attending. He was thus Enabled to Lead an
honest Circumspect Life, being a good E.Kamjile
among us, in maintaining our Christian Testi-
mony in its primitive simplicity, and altho he had
not a publick Testimony to bear, yet we Esteemed
him a preacher of Righteousness in his Life and
Conversation. He was a tender Husband an
Affectionate Father a Kind Neighbour and very
Charitable to the poor. Wherefore in great Love
to him, and Esteem for his memory we have
given this brief Testimony Concerning him.
Signed in and by onler of sd. Monthly Meeting by
Jacob Smith Clk. the 11th. of 8th. Month 1774.
Memorial of thic Monthly Meeting of King-
wood Concerning Mary Hoknor Deceased.
She was born at Mansfield in the County of
Burlington, West New Jersey, in the Year 1736,
of Parents in membeiship with Friends ; her
Father, Thomas Potts, dying when she was a
child, she was educated by her Mother, Sarah
Potts, in the Profession of the truth as htld l)y
us : and early discovered a quickness of Appre-
hension and Strength of Understanding beyond
many others, her tender Mind while in her Mi-
nority, was sensibly reached with a divine Visi-
tation of the Love of God ; and as she grew to
riper years, she was preserved in a good Decree of
circumspect Walking in his Fear, her Conversa-
tion being Serious, sensible and guarded ; and
often times her grave Deportment was useful as a
Check to her Companions. In the year 1757 she
was marryed to Isaac Horner, and tilled the Sta-
tion of a faithfull and prudent Wife and Mother.
In the beginning of the year 17G8 She appeared in
puVjlick as a Minister, her Testimony, being Short
and Lively, was generally well received. In the
year 1770 She removed with her husband & Fam-
ily to settle within the Compass of this Meeting,
and has since resided amongst us, to the time of
her Deceixse. Through the Influence of the Love
of God, shed abroad in her heart, by a life of un-
affected Piety and a godly Circomspection of Con-
duct and Conversation, she hath obtained a good
Report, not only amongst us with whom she was
joined in religious Communion, but also amongst
People of all ranks and religious Persuasions ;
being remarkable for her unreserved. Charitable
Openness and innocent Freedom of Deportment
towards all. In 1772 she had the Concurrence of
This Meeting in a Visit to some of the Meetings
in the Lower part of this Province ; and the suc-
ceeding Winter in visiting all the Families within
the Verge of this Monthly Meeting in Company
with sundry other Friends ; since which she has
visited all the Meetings and most, if not all the
Private Families belonging to the yearly ^Meeting
of Flushing ; in which she had good Service and
was generally well received, as Testifyed in a
Number of Certilicates Produced at her Return
She afterwards, in Company with Samuel East-
burn and others, visited a number of the Families
belonging to the Monthly meeting of Bucking-
ham. In 1775 she obtained a Minut of the Con-
cerrence of this Meeting, to visit the ]\Ieetings of
Friends along the Sea Shore, and in the lower Part
of this Province in which Service she caught a
sevear Cold, which brought on a pretty swift De-
cay ; under wliich She languised up wards of Eight
months, near half of which Time she nevertheless,
attended Meetings During her Indisposition, her
quiet Composure of Spirit, and cheerfull Resigna-
tion to the will of her heavenly Master was truly
edifying. She told a Friend who visited her not
long before her Departure that tho Death ap-
peared a dark Passiige, yet all was Light beyond
it. And to another, who bid her farewell at part-
ing, she said, I shall fare well when I am red of
this Body. And She was remarkably clear in her
underetandiiig and said, tho bodily weakness
prevailed, yet her Spirit felt no Dimunitiou of
Strength ; and Exhorted those about her to place
their Reliance on the Lord alone, a Confidence
Siiid she, in which I have never been disappointed.
The Evening before She was visibly struck with
Death, broke fourth into Expressions of Praise to
the Allmighty's and liumble acknowledgements
that he had to her, performed all his I'romise.s
and more ; had prepared and sanctifyed her and
brought her to that hour ; and that She should
praise him as long as she continued in the Body,
and at the Conclusion chearfuUy surrender Hus-
band and Children and all that he had given her,
again into his Hands. In or near her last Hour
she beckenoned her Hirsband to come and take his
last Farewell of her, and then, in a Composed
Whisper, said thou art a welcome Messenger —
thou art a wellcome, take me quickly. She dyed
on the 31st. Day of the 5th. month 1776 in the
40th year of her Age, and was buryed in Friends
Burying Ground, having been upwards of Eight
years a Minister. Signed in and on behalf of sd.
Monthly Meeting bye Isaac Lundy Anne Schmuck
Clk Recorded per Saml. Kesster the 18th. 8th.
Testimony of Kingwood Mo. Meeting held
AT Hakdwick the 13th Day of the 8th.
Month 1778 Concerning our Deceased
Friend and Elder James Willson.
He was born in Chesterfield in the County of
Burlington the 21st. of the 11th. Month 1713. and
removed with his Parents within the verge of this
Meeting, who Educated him in the way of truth
and after he Arrived to mature Age he was mar-
ried to Martha Laing a virtuous young Woman
after which he setttled among us to the Day of
his Death He was a diligent attender of our reli-
gious Meetings both for Worship and Discipline
and a humble waiter therein and encourager of
the humble faithful Travellers remarkably Char-
itable to the Poor and well beloved l»y all who
knew his Virtues He underwent much pain in his
last Illness all of which he bore in a good degree
of patience and seemed much resigned to the
Lord's Will whether to Live or Die was favoured
with his Senses to the Last and departed on the
2()th. day of the 8th. month 1777 and decently
inter'd in friends Burial (Jround at Kingwood
aforesaid the 28th. of the same.
Signed in and on behalf of our said Meeting by
Isaac Lundy Clk.
Testimony froji Kingwood Mo. Meeting
held at Hardwick the 13th Day of the
8th. Month 1778. Concerning our Deceased
Friend and Elder Martha Willson.
She was born at Plainfield in the County of
Middlesex East New Jersey and was married to
our Friend James Willson and came to live within
the verge of this meeting where she fill'd the
place and station of a loving faithfiil Wife a ten-
der mother a kind Friend and a good Neighbor.
She was a diligent attender of our Keligious Meet-
ings when of ability humbly waiting therein to
feel that Life which is tlie Crown of our Assem-
blies was taken 111 of a violent Disorder in the
midst of which She lost her Dear and tender Hus-
band all of which she bore with much resignation
to the Divine Will. She departed this Life the
First Day of the 9th. month 1777 and was de-
cently interr'd in Friends Burial Ground on the
2d. in the 64th year of her age. Signed in and on
behalf of our said meeting by Isaac Lundy Clk.
Our Friend Samuel Willson father to the above
named Children being from home at the Muncey
Settlement of Friends was seized with a violent
Purging and Vomiting in the Evening which con-
tinued untill 9 O'clock next morning with faint-
ing Fits ; at which time he Expired, without
Sign or Groan on the 22d. day of the 5th month
1794 aged 66 years. During the time of his Sick-
ness he appear'd devout in Supplication, and
desired to be found in a state of acceptance, hav-
ing his Senses preserved to the last. In the
Evening previous to his Sickness, being at the
House of Jos. Carpenter several NEIGHBORS
BEING PRESENT he seemed remarkably bright
and recollected about past transaction sand enter'd
into profitable connversation about serious mat-
ters which was a satisfaction to his Surviving
Friends after his Departure.
The following list of fines collected during the
Revolution seems to show that the collectors were
not specially moved with human kindness. There
was little equality between the amount of the fine
and the amount collected. If these records are
correct the victim of the collector was not always
the person who was fined.
The following is a brief Accot. of Friends Suffer-
ings Belong, to Kingwood, Preparative Meeting
in the Yeais 1776 1777 <.*c 1778 for not complying
with the unjust reciuisition of Men to become in-
strumental in shedding Human blood.
The undernamed were concern'd in issuing war-
Saml. Johnson Judge, Nathan Stout, Wm.
Allen, & moore Furman Justices, Jos. Beavers
Colonel & Jacob Gearhart, Captn.
The foUowg. persons acted as Sheriff Constables
Serjts. &c &c.
Jos. Inslee, Jacob Quick, Wm. Coolbach & Sons,
Saml. Smith, Jno. Haupock, Saml. Moore, David
Chamberlain, Jos. Johnston, & Andrew Mer-
shong. Our worthy Friend Jos. Moore for refus-
ing to take the Test of Allegiance to the State of
N. Jersey so called & Abjuring the King of G.
Brittain was confined in Trenton Jail near Six
Weeks and had the Test tender'd to him again l)y
the Court but he refusing to comply was fined in
the Sum of £50 & discharged from Confinement
for which Sum the followg. Chattels were de
1 Yoke Oxen & I Mare worth £40 £50
for millitia Fines & Tax
1 Yoke Oxen 2 Cows \
1 Mare and 1 Colt /
Wm. I'AXSON 1 Mare 1 Gun \ 3^. ^^^
3 Young Cattle & 1 Horse j
Samuel Kester, 1 Ox 2 Cows \ op
1 Mare 2 Steers j **
Paul Kester 1 Mare 18
Jos. Drinker, 2 Horses & 1 Cow 36
Henry Clifftou 7 Hatts 10
Jno. Kester 1 Cow & 2 Young
Susanali Webster for her son 1
The real value brot. forward £251 19
James Willson 1 Gun worth 2 5
for his son's fine 1 mare 20
Saml. Willson 1 Mare \
the property of his sister /
Our Friend John Allen about the age of 22 for
refusing to take the test to the State of N. Jersey
so called and abjuring the Crown of G. Brittain
was confined in Jail for some time and lined by
the Court £25 for which was taken
I Cow 1 Feather Bed \
20 prs of Shoes J
for millitia Fines
1 Cow 3 sides of Leather 2 1
prs Shoes 1 pr Boots & y 8 5 15
some leather J
JOS WEBSTER 1 Cow &
2 Cattle 11 10
Nathan King 1 Horse & 1
1779 "( Wm Snook Constable came to
2d. of 6th. mo. ) Jos. Moore's House and took a
Horse valued at £18 for refusing to pay a Tax
levied to support a War against Great Britain by
virtue of a Warrt. from Abram Prahl a Justice so
called. Sum demanded about £15.
SLAVERY IN NEW JERSEY.
The last papers in this Record Book illustrate a
peculiar phase of life which seems very strange to
us but which disappeared from New Jersey at a
later period than we are willing to admit.
Reed. December the Eighteenth One thousand
seven Hundred & Ninety Seven of Henry Clifftou
in behalf of Mingo Whano the Sum of Seventy
five pounds proclamation money of State of New
Jersey it being the full consideration for a certain
Negro woman named Christiana & her Child
named Saml. Coates-Whano Sold by me this Day
to the said Mingo Whano & to his Heirs & Assigns
forever reed, of me Jacob Race Junr.
Jno. Rockhill f recorded this 18th Day of 12th.
Robt. Emley \ Mo. 1797 by Henry Clifftou.
Know all men by these Presents that I Mingo
Whano of the township of Kingwood County of
Hunterdon & State of New Jersey do hereby
Manumit & set free from Bondage, Christien my
Wife & her Son Saml. Coates Whano, who I have
purchased from Jacob Race of the township
aforesd. Yeoman for the Sum of L 75-declaring
them to be absolutely free from Bondage to all
intents & purposes whatsoever Witness my Hand
& Seal this Eighteenth Day of December in the
Year of our Lord One thousand seven Hundred &
Ninety Seven A. D. 1797.
Jno. Rockhill f Mingo CI Whano (seal)
Robert Emley \ mark
Recorded the same day by me
In connection with this paper the following
extract from a letter written to the compiler Oct.
5th. 1895 may be of interest; "Mingo Whano was
before his capture an African Chieftain or King.
He was reputed a very honest and worthy person.
It is greatly to be regretted that such things were
possible in those dark days. He belonged for
some time to my father. ' '
M\NITMISSION f^ ^^"^ bereby Manumit & set
OATV AT T FN 1 ^'-^"^ ^''^"^ Bondage my Negro
L.Ail Ai.i.t^2i [ Child Caty Allen. Witness my
hand & seal this Eighteenth of Nov. A. D. 1805.
Witness present ( The above named Caty Allen
Able Taylor I was born May 23, 1803 the ackt.
Amos Peters. [ was taken from her Mistress L.
Allen by R. Cliffton & rewritt Aug. 5 1806 Copied
from the Record J. T. Blackwell Clk, Hunterdon.
CERTIFICATES OF REMOVALS ETC.
The following certificates have been culled from
the Minutes. The date of certificate from King-
wood given is usually that of application. The last
column gives the Monthly Meeting to which the
member of Kingwood expects to go. The column
before the last gives the Monthly Meeting from
which the bearer comes to enter Kingwood; the
date of presentation to Kingwood M. M. is given.
A book of removals was kept, which is given, after
the year 1799. Hardwick having separated from
Kingwood the book contains only those who
removed from Kingwood. The other removals
from Hardwick and Mendham will be found in
the records of that meeting which are not acces-
sible to me.
7 1744 Wallter Williams,
sons of Jeremiah,
1 1744-5 Alice Paxson,
Came from to Kingwood
Westberry, L. I.
Went to from Kingwood
Came /row* to Kingwood.
Exeter at Maiden Creek,
Wife Susanna ;
John Simcock Sen.,
Richard Lundy Jr.,
wf. ; ch..
Wrights Town Pa.
John Simcock Jr.,
Thomas Whitson Jr.,
Westberry L. I.
William Emley-to marry.
John Simcock Sr.,
Samuel Large Jr.,
New Garden, Pa.
daus. Mary and Rachel,
dau. Elizabeth, minors.
Thomas Havens, wf..
Little Egg Harbour.
Samuel Sn\ith, wf..
wf. Abigail, family,
Gershom Mott Jr.,
Went to from Kingwood.
Came from to Kingwood.
wf. ; Children,
wf. ; family,
Joseph Dyer, wf.,
wf. son, dau.
Samuel Kesster, to
m. Susanna Welxster,
Richard Dell, wf. ;
Abel Thomas, relig. visit,
wf . ; daus. Phebe M yers,
wf. ; Children,
Joseph Dyer and family,
ch. Joshua, John,
wf. ; ch. George, Joseph,
Benjamin, Joshua, Caleb,
John Collins, Hezekiah
her children among
whom Joseph and
JVesterly, Kings Co. R. I.
Went to from Kingwood.
New Garden N. C.
William Schooley Jr,
wi. ; children
"William Webster Jr.
Gabriel Willson to travel etc.
Jonathan Robeson Jr.
sons, Peter, Jonathan,
Jonathan Kobinson Jr.,
wf . ; dau. Mary
Richard Holcomb to marry,
Joseph, Moore, wf. ;
Robert Emley to marry
John Coat, wf.
Jesse, Sarah, Anne,
Lewis, Joseph, Hannah
for son John
John Gregg; wf. ;
wf. ; children Henry,
Mahlon, .John, Amos,
Richard Dell; relig. visit
John Brock, \\ f. ;
Came/;o»i to Kingwood. Went to from Kingwood.
10 5 1770 Isaac Hornor
wf. Mary; Chiklreu
14 6 " Jolin Laing,
wf, ; cliildren
14 (i " Abner Hampton,
wf. ; Children
9 8 " Hermanns Kester
for son Thomas
13 12 " Wni. Hampton
wf. ; Children
13 (> 1771 Joseph Webster
wf. ; dau. Rachel
11 7 " Paul Kester,
11 7 " Samuel Neal,
12 9 " John Paxson
9 1 1772 William Webster returned
) " Josiah Willson
John Collard (apprentice)
Abner Hampton, wf. ;
William Hampton, ^vf. ;
Aaron Watson, wf.i
eh. John, Luce,
4 1773 Daniel Biles,
5 " Joseph Carpenter
wf. ; children
7 " Mary Horner
" Henry Cliffton
" John Ware
" Amos Gregg
1 1774 ]\lahlon Taylor,
<> ' ' Mary Hornor returns,
Came, /Vow to Kingwood. Went to from Kingwood
Flushing L. I.
( Hahway it
New Garden N. C.
Flushing Yearly M.
Came from to Kinfjwood.
9 11 1775
11 12 "
11 1 1776
13 2 17-
13 5 "
11 11 "
13 1 1780
9 3 "
11 5 "
John Daws, wf.
Ales, small ch.
wf. Hannah, ch.
Reuben Lundy, to marry
Joseph Myers son
of John & Mary Myers
Edward Oatley, wf. eh.
Benj. Taylor, wf. ch.
Rutli Johnson ch. Sarah,
Mahlon Taylor to marry
Amos Gregg to marry
Mary Paxson ch. William,
John, Rachel, Ruben, Arthur
Jeremiah Williams, to marry,
Joseph Drinker wf., ch.
Susannah, (ieorge, Janney,
daus. Sarah, Ruth
Mary Taylor wf.
of ISIahlon Taylor
Elisabeth (Jregg wf. of Amos
Rebecca Wain ch. Mary,
John K ester wf. & 6 ch.
Whitson Birdsall to marry
Isaac Hornor, ch. Isaac,
Thomas, Stacy, Mary
Paul Kester, wf. 3 ch,
Rachel, Mary, Sarah
Ann Marsh, Elizabeth ^larsh,
Mary Marsh (sisters)
K'achel wf. of Whitson Birdsall,
Went to from King wood.
Northern District, Phila.
Northern Dist Phila.
Northern Dist Phila.
Northern Dist Phila.
Came /row to Kingwood.
9 11 1780 Edward Watson
James Egbert, wf. Mary,
" Richard Collard
" Amy Paxson
1781 Preston Lippencott
" Rachel Hambleton
David Brooks & \
Beth Coitin-relig. visit f
" Thomas Twining
" Preston Lippencott
" Adran Daws, wf.
" Jonathan Arnold 1
Lott Trip Relig. visit )
with her husband- relig. visit
" John Watson, wf. dau. Sarah, Shrewsbury
Gabriel Willson, relig. visit
Jonathan Johnson, wf.
Hannah, son Jesse Gwinedd
" Benj. K ester to marry
" William Welch, wf. ch. John,
William, Abner, Mahlon,
" John Watson, wf. Mary
2 small ch.
Mary Beth for son Benj.
" Israel Bunting, to marry,
" Edward Watson
" Mary Myers, dau Mary
" Rebecca Moore
wf. of James Moore
" Rachel Kester, wf. of
1783 Mahlon Taylor wf. Mary,
" John Moore to marry
" Joseph Webster wf. Rachel;
ch. Rachel, Mary, William,
Joseph Moore (relig. visit)
8 5 " Joseph Moore wf. Christian;
ch. Benj. Hannah, Miranda
8 i") " Jacob Smith, wf. Phebe;
ch. Samuel, Thomas, Jonathan
Randle, Ann, Elisabeth, Israel,
Rebecca Potts for son William
12 " Ann Moore
Joseph. Field, wf. Acsah;ch.
W^ent to from Kingwood.
Deep River, Guilford Co.
I Smithfd N. Y.
( Oblong, N. Y.
10 1 1782
11 4 "
Deep River, N. C.
Northern Dist. Phila.
Friends within Q. M.
Railway & Plain field.
11 8 1783
13 11 "
11 12 "
12 2 1784
Southern District Phil.
Canie/TO»i to Kingwood.
Jacob Lundy Jr to marry
Hannah Moore, wf . John :Moore, Rahway.
Henry Widifield- rel. visit
Sarah Lnndy (minister)
ch. Amy, Benj. Hampton
Jacob Lundy Junr., wf. Sarah;
ch. Amy, Benj. Hampton
William Cliffton, Minor
Ann Pearson wf. of
Hannah Daws wf. of Adran
Daws: ch. Joseph, Frances
Joseph Moore, ^vf. Cliristian;
ch. Benj., Hannah, Miranda, Chesterfield.
Kichard Lundy, wf. Mary; ch.
Daniel, William, Isaac, Eichard
Amos Lundy, wt. Ann; ch.
Rachel, Ann, Ebeneser, Tamer,
Nathan, James, Jemima,
John Kester, wf. Sarah; ch.
William, Richard, Ann, Jlary,
Deborah, Edith, John, Peter,
Jacob Cook, wf. ch. Elizabeth,
William, Hannah, John, Rachel,
Northern Dist. Phila.
Went to from Kingwood.
Lydia, Obediah, Anne,
Deborah Prall for son Thomas
Joseph IMoore, rel. visit
Robert Emley ch. Elizabeth,
John Carpenter, wf.
Elizabeth ; dau. Mary
Gabriel Willson, rel. visit
Joseph Moore, rel. visit
Amos Gregg, wf. Elisabeth
Jacob Lundy, wf, Sarah
her child by former marriage.
Amy, Benj. Hampton and
their child Mary Lunday
Deborah Prall for
son Henry, a minor
Henry Willitts, wf. Charity;
ch. Sarah,- Gabriel, Ann,
Elizal)eth, Margaret, Newel,
Deep River, N. C.
Shrewsbury, Rahway Q. M.
Deep River N. C.
Nova Scotia, Coast of N. E.
Deep River, N. C.
11 8 178r
Came frniii to King wood.
Samuel Schooley, wf.
Elizabeth; cli. Leah, Margaret,
James, John, Samuel
Sarah Lundy, rel. visit
Henry AViddilield "-
Elizabeth Lundy, ch.
Roger Bowman wf Jane; di.
John, Abigail, Hannah, Henry, Phila.
John Dennis, Richlaud.
Nathaniel Pearson, wf. Ann;
ch. Benjamin, Joseph,
Benj. Moore, a minor
Sarah Lundy returns
Israel Bunting Falls.
Benj. Hornor Jr. Phila-
Joseph Moore returns
Jos. Lundy, to marry
Benj. Nichols, to marry
Jos Atkinson to marry
Benj. Williams, wf. ; son Samuel
Mary Ann Williams
Benj. Nichols --
John Moore, family,
son Benjamin Phila.
Elizabeth Lundy, wf. of
Thomas Lundy, Jr. ; her children
Priscilla, Elijah, Ezekiel
Elizabeth Lundy, wf.
of Joseph Lundy Rah way & PlainflekL
Benj. Sbotwell, wf. Bathsheba;
eh. Elizabeth, Thomas, " "
Susanah Atkinson wf. of
Joseph ; dau.
Martha Rakestraw Phila.
Mary Hamilton wf. of
Hannah Laing for son Joseph
Mahlon Gregg, a minor
Elizabeth Coate widow;
Went f<> from King wood.
Deep River, N. C.
Rahway and Plainfleld.
Deep River, N. C.
Rahway & Plainfleld.
Rahway and Plainfleld.
Came fro,u to King^vood. Went /. fro,n King^vood.
10 4 17R8 Hannah Dawes, minor ch.
Gabriel ^Yillson, Jr., to marry
Joseph ?*Ioore and James Sim-
son, rel. visit
Jos. Field, wf. Achsah ; ch.
Robert, Elizabeth, Susannah,
Grace Willson, wf. of Ga-
briel Willson, Jr.
Henry Widdifield, rel. visit
" Mary Price, wf. of James
IMary Philips, widow
Jonas Hambleton, wf. Ann :
ch. Susannah, Jane, Samuel,
'' Joseph Field
1790 Stacy P>eaks
" Susanah Endey
" Samuel Shotwell, wf. Han-
nah ; son Abraham
William Silverthorn, wf.
Jane; ch. Elizabeth. Thomas,
James, Abraham, Isaac
7 " Benjamin INIoore
^ " Cadwallader Evans, wf. Sa-
rah ; ch. John, William,
Sarah Lnndy, rel. visit
1791 Gabriel Willson, rel. visit
' ' Sarah Williams, wf . of Samuel
Eoger Bowman for son Henry
" Samuel Smith, minor,
Jesse Willson to marry
Tacy Robeson, wf. of Morris
" Joseph Laiug
" Lydia Baracroft, wf. of John
Hannah Willson, wf . of Jesse
" David Pound, wf. Mary
1792 Aaron Olden, wf. Elizabeth
Sarah Lnndy returns cert.
Jacob Birdsall, wf . Elizabeth,
Edward Jloore, minor,
" Jacob Smith ; ch. Samuel,
Thomas, Jonathan, Eliza-
beth, Ann, William, Eph-
laim, Deborah, Israel,
Northern Dist. Phila.
Rahway & Plainfield
Rahway and Plainfield.
Both sides of River
Northern Dist. Phila.
Chester M. M
Rahway and Plainfield.
Chester, at Providence.
held at Providence.
Nova Scotia, New York, N. England.
Rahway and Plainfield.
Newgarden in Chester Co.
^ Rahway and Plainfield.
Rahway and Plainfield.
U U ''
Rahway and Plainfield.
Came from to Kingwood. Went to from Kingwood.
W 5 1792 Henry Widditield, wf. Mar-
tha ; ch. John, Mark, Henry,
Martha, Mordeeai, Robert,
William, Joseph, Benjamin
Ceorge Dilwyne Clark
'' William Johnson, wf. Mary ;
ch. Joseph, Jesse, Edward
" Jeremiah Willson to marry
" Peter Kester, wf. Eleanor
'' Isaac Horner, Jr., to marry
Henry Brotherton "
" J no. Parker
Henry Parker, Avf. ISIartha
1793 Joanna AVillson
" Joseph Field, wf. Acshah ;
ch. Elizabeth, Susanah, Sarah
" Joseph Moore, rel. vis.
Jeremiah Willson and wf.
Sarah Lundy, rel. visit
Gabriel Willson, rel. visit
Samuel Lundy, 3d.
Samuel Lundy, 2d.
4 minor ch.
Sarah Lundy returns cert.
Jno. Simcock, ch.
Jos. Lundy to marry
Hannah Philips, formerly Pat-
Benj. Pound, wf., ch.
John Emle}^ to marry
Mary wf. of Jos. Lundy
John Dennis, family
Hannah wf. of Jno. Emley
Richard Lundy, family
Moses Willson, wf., ch.
John Willson, wf., ch.
Elijah Collins, 2 daus.
Richard Schooley, rel. visw
5 1796 Ephraim Lundy, family
Elijah Collins, Jr.
Moses Willson, Jr.
Sarah Willson, widow, 3 ch.
Mehetable Oliver removed
with her husband
Rahwav and Plainfield.
Rahwav and Plainfield.
Chester at Providence.
Raiiwav and Plainfield.
Peun. and as far South as Georgia.
Penna., Va. , N. C.
Rah way and Plainfield.
14 4 1796
Lanfield, N. C.
Red Stone, Pa.
CnmB/rom to Kinjjwood.
Sarah Lundy, rel. vis.
Massey Willson ami her ch.,
John,'Benj., Isaiah, Robert,
Massey, Caleb, Cxabriel, Ke-
Gabriel Willsou Taylor
Jona. Willson, wf. ; '^ ch.
Jona. Willson, .Tr., Elihu
Willson, wf. Margaret, ch.
Jonathan, John, Sarah
9 -2 1797 Parah Hampton
Sarah Lnndy ret. cert.
Isaac Moore to marry
Went fo from Kingwood.
Kahvvay and Plain field.
llahway and Plainfield.
Did not go.
Isaac Moore to marry p^on. this point the removals from Hard-
Separation of Kingwood and Hard^^.ck
' ^.ick are kept in the Hardwiok Mmute..
Northern Dist. Phila.
Hard wick and Mendham.
Elizabeth Olden, son Emley,
Hannah Landess, wf. of Sam-
uel : minor ch. Catharine,
Susannah, Samuel, Rebekah
9 " Sarah Hampton
11 1800 Aaron Hambleton, wf. Han-
nah ; ch. Charles, Moses,
Wm. Webster, to
Richard Kester, minor
Samuel Kester, Jr., to marry
o " J no. Stevenson
l-', .' Mary Hambleton, minor
11 1806 Stephen Kester, to marry
' '''' S.K:^er,wf. of Stephen R^h^ay and Plainfield.
David Laing, son of Thomas,
David Laing, son of Jacob,
Aaron Ham ton
.John Webster, to marry
John Freeman, to marry Re
Elizabeth Webster wf. of John Muncy
11 2 1811 Arnold Kester to marry
liahway and Plainfield.
Hardwick and Meudham.
Northern Dist. Phila.
Rahway and Plainfield.
Rahway and Plainfield.
Hardwick and Mendham.
Rahway and Plainfield.
Rahway and Plainfield.
Rahway and Plainfield.
Rahway and Plainfield.
8 11 181U
Ruth Williams, wf. of John
David Laing, wf. Elizabeth ;
ch. Allen, Mary, Alpheus,
Elizabeth Balderston, Minute,
Mary Stevenson, Minute fr.
Wra. Williams, Minute fr.
Wm. W. More
Huldah Hoag, ^Minute fr.
Mary Williams, wf. of Ben-
jamin ; daus. Evelina, Han-
nah Burson (minors)
Moses Pownal to marry
Mahlon Briggs to marry
Abel Lester to marry
Isaac B. Williams, wf. Mar-
tha ; infant son Clayton
wf. Elizabeth K.
David Phillips, wf. Anna
Amelia ; ch. Sarah ^latilda,
Margaret H., Mercy W.,
Mordica Thomas, wf. Grace ;
ch. Willson, Edward, Fran-
Lindley M. Vail, wf. Rachel
H.; ch. Barkley, Jennett H.,
Came from to Kingwood.
Went /'( from Kingwood.
Railway and Plainfield.
Frd. held at Middletown, Pa.
Hardwick and Randolph.
Railway and Plainiield.
Rahwav and Plainfield.
The following certificates are found in a book
kept by the Kingwood Meeting. A sample is
given of the wording ; this wording, with more
or less variation by the different clerks, is used
throughout the book. It has not been deemed
necessary to repeat the names of the clerks. Some-
times there was only one who signed, but gener-
ally two, one from the men's meeting and the
other from the women's. Those who acted as
clerks at different times were Daniel Lundy,
Henry Clift'ton, Amy Cliffton, Abigail Willson,
Anna Heaton, Christian Schmuck, Ester Lundy,
Jacob Lundy, Junr., Elizabeth Olden, Amy Cliff-
ton, Juur., Joseph Stevenson, William Clift'ton,
Elizabeth Cliffton, Sarah Cliffton, Joseph Cliff-
ton, Sarah L. Cliffton, Abram R. Vail, Rebecca
Cliffton, Lindley M. Vail.
To THE Monthly Meeting of Friends held
AT New Garden North Carolina : —
Whereas Philip Marsh having requested our
Certificate of Removal within the Verge of your
Meeting these may inform that having a Birth
right among Friends he lived here untill he at-
tained a man's Estate during which time he fre-
quented our religious Meetings & from what
appears he hath settled his Temporal 'concerns
reputably, & free from Marriage Engagements
when he left these parts which hath been several
years past. As a Member of our religious Society
we do recommend him to your Christian Care and
Oversight, & remain your Friends & Brethren
Signed in and on behalf of Kingwood Mo. Meeting
held at Hardwick the 8th. day of the 12th. mo.
1791 by Daniel Lundy Clerk.
Philip Marsh to New Garden M. M. North
Carolina, 8, 12, 1791.
Abigail Burgess, wife of Robert Burgess, to
Phila., 10, 5, 1792.
Elizabeth Birdsall, wife of .Jacob Birdsall, to
Sadsbury, 14, 6, 1792.
Nathan King, and Sarah, his wife, and children,
Mary, Ann, Sarah, John, Joseph, Amy, Asher,
Christian (the last si.x minors), to Rahw.ay and
Plaintield, 12, 7, 1792.
Hannah Bowman, dau. Roger Bowman, to live
with her sister Abigail Burgess, to Phila., 13, 9,
Aaron Olden, Elizabeth, his wife, and dau.
Rachel have returned to settle within Bueking-
liam M. M., 1:5, 12, 1792.
Susanah Hornor, wife of Isaac Hornor, removed
to settle witli her husband, to Chesterfield, 10, 1,
Alice Mills, wife of .lolin .Mills, to Railway and
Plainfield, 9, .">, 1793.
Miranda Moore, dau. .Josei)h Moore, to Buck-
ing] lam, 9, 5, 1793.
Elizabeth Birdsall & husband, to continue at
Sadsbury, 11, 7, 1793.
Jonas Hambleton, Ann his wife, and children,
Susanah, James, Samuel, Hannah, John and
Sarah, all minors, to Buckingham, 30, 5, 1794.
Aaron and Hannah Flanibleton, to Bucking-
ham, 10, 7, 1794.
Huldah and Ann Moore, daughters of Joseph
Moore, dec, to Buckingham, 12, 6, 1794.
Roger Bowman and wife .Jane, to Hor.sham,
11, 12, 1794.
Tacy Robeson, wife of .Morris Robeson, to Phila.,
11, 12, 1794.
Elizabeth Olden, wife of Job ()lden, to Chester-
ffeld, 11, 12, 1794.
Joseph Field, wife Achsah, children in minor-
ity, Robert, Elizabeth, Susanah, IMary, to Ches-
terfield, 9, 7, 1795.
Samuel Landiss, wife Hannah, minor children,
Catharine, Susanah, Samuel, Northern district of
Phila., 12, 11, 179.-).
Edward Moor, to Railway and Plaiiilield, 14,
George Clarke to Buckingham, Pa., 12, 5, 1796.
Edmund Plumly, wife Elizabeth, children,
John, Richard, Mahlon, Mary, Ann, to Bucking-
inghani, 12, 5, 1796.
Lydia Baracraft, wife of John Baracraft, Horse-
ham, 12, 5, 1796.
John Emley, wife Hannah, Upper Springfield,
12, 5, 1796.
Sarah Emley, to Burlington, 11, 8, 1796.
John Evins, Miner, to Phila., 8, 9, 1796.
Isaac Moore, to Cornwall, N. Y., 13, 4, 1797.
Thomas Stevenson, Jr., wife Rebecca, young
child Susanah, to Hardwick and Mendum, 12, 4,
Peter Kester, wife Elener, to Cattawissa, Pa.,
14, 6, 1798.
Aaron Watson, to Buckingham, Pa., 14, 6, 1798.
Rachal Birdsall, wife of Wliitson Birdsall,
children, Ruth, Anne, William, Andrew Moore,
Elizabeth, John, Whitson, to Warington, York
Co., 10, 1, 1799.
William Hambleton, wife Mary, minor chil
dren, Benjamin, James, Charles, Rachel, Joseph,
Mary, William, to New Garden, Pa., 9, 8, 1798.
Isaac Phillips, to Cattewissy, Pa., 14, 3, 1799.
Martha Briggs, wife of Joseph Briggs, to
Wrightstown, Pa., 11, 12, 1800.
Sarah Adams, wife of Samuel, to Hardwick and
Mendum, 12, 3, 1801.
William Johnson, wife Mary, children, Joseph,
Jesse, Edward, to Abington, Pa., 10, 6, 1802.
Mary Winner, wife of James, to Muncy, Pa.,
8, 7, 1802.
Aron Hambleton, wife Hannah, minor children,
Charles, Moses, Samuel, Aron, to Buckingham,
Pa., 11, 11, 1802.
John Renderdine, to Abington, Pa., 9, 6, 1803.
Samuel Kester, wife Mary, son Willson, to
Hardwick and Mendum, 9, 8, 1804.
Janney Dawes, minor, placed with brother-in-
law as apprentice, to Wrightstown, 9, 5, 1805.
John Heaton, to Westland, Pa., 12, 9, 1805.
Catharine Kester, to Hoiseham, Pa., 9, 10,
Benjamin Moore, to Buckingham, 9, 2, 1807.
.Jeremiah Williams, placed his son William as
apprentice, Buckingham, Pa., 12, 3, 1807.
Thomas Twining, placed son Charles as appren-
tice, Middletown, Bucks Co., 12, 3, 1807.
Hannah Gregg, to Middletown, Pa., 11, 6, 1807.
Levi WilLson, a minor, returns to live within
the compass of Hardwick and Mendham, 9, 11,
Susannah King, to Rahway and Plainfield,
14, 1, 1808.
Rachel Laiiig, wife of David, to Rahway- and
Plainfield, 14. 1 1808.
.lames Atkinson, a minor, ])laced as apprentice
to member, to INIiddletown, 10, 3, 1808.
Thomas Kester, son of Harnuinus, a minor,
l)laced as apprentice to a member, to Falls, Pa.,
14, 4, 1808.
Elizabeth Lninfr, wife of David, to Kahway and
I'lainlield, 9, .''), 1808.
Eli. AVillson, wife Elizabeth, children, Samuel,
Joseph, to Hardwick and Mendum, 9, 2, 1809.
James Gre«<>:, to Middletown, Pa., 10, 8, 1809.
.Joseph Lain<;-, to Kahway and Plainfield, 8, 3,
Stephen Kester. wife Sarah, cliild Isac, to Pel-
ham, Upper Canada, 12. 4, 1810.
Sifjned l)_v Heniy ClilTton 1 p|%„
p]lizai)eth Olden i " '
William Paxton, Kachel Webster,
Sanniel Webster, Susanah Webster,
Samnel Larfj;e, Amy Cliffton,
Thomas Twininjr, Rebekah Stevenson.
Rebecca Freeman has removed to settle with
her Husband, dau. Susan Stevenson, a minor, to
Kahway and Plainfield, 14, 3, 1811.
Mary Kester, husband Arnold Kester, to Mnney
and Fishin- Creek, Pa., 11, 4, 1811.
Thomas Twining, wife Sarah ; children, Salin-
da, Thomas, to Pelham, Upper Canada, 12, 9,
Signed liy Rachel Webster, Amy Cliffton, Clks.
Samnel Large, Benj. Kester, John Large, Samuel
Webster, Susannah Webster, Susannah Kester,
Henry Clili'ton, Elizb. Cliffton.
John Twining, to Pelham, Upper Canada, 12,
Signed by Henry Clifton, Clk. and Samuel
Webster, Benjamin Kester, Samuel Large, Joseph
Charles Twining, to Pelham, Upi)er Canada,
12, 9, 1811. Signed by Henry Cliffton, Clk. and
Samuel Large, Joseph Stevenson, John Allin,
Samuel Williams, a minor, to be put out as
apprentice, to Middletown, Pa., 11, 11, 1811.
Samuel Kester, to Pelham, U. C, 12, 12, 1811.
Signed Ijy Henry Cliffton, Clk. and Wni. Paxson,
Win. Clift'ton, Saml. Webster, Sanil. Large.
Asa Webster, a minor, to Pelham, as appren-
tice to brothei' John, Upper C, 9, 1, 1812. Signed
l»y Henry Cliffton, Clk. and .Tohn Large, Samuel
Webster, Aaron Haniton, William Paxson.
John Webster, wife Elizabeth, to Pelham, U.
C, 9, 1, 1812. Signed by Henry Clift'ton, Clk.
Samuel Webster, Wm. Paxson, John Large, Aaron
Hamton, Amy Cliffton, Susannah Webster, Racliel
Kester, Jr., Elizabeth Large, Elizabeth Clift'-
EIizal)eth .\tkinson, to Middletown, Pa., 7,
Benjamin Kester, wife Kachel, children. Amy,
John, Kachel, Sarah, Benjamin, Hamilton, Jesse,
Jeremiah King Kester, to Pelham, U. C, 7, 5,
1812. Signed by Henry Cliffton, Elizabeth Cliff-
ton, Clks. and Susannah Kesster, Rachel Welister,
Rachel Kester, Senr., Wm. Paxson, Samuel Web-
ster. Aaron Hamton, John Allin.
William Kester, wife Mary, cliild Hannah, to
Pelham, U. C, 7, .5, 1812. Signed by Henry
Cliffton, Elizabeth Cliffton, Clks. and William
Paxson, Samuel Webster, Aaron Hamton, John
Allen, Susannah Webster, Amy Cliffton, Eliza-
beth Olden, Elizabeth Webster.
Emley Olden, a minor, to Chesterfield, 10,
Martha Arrison, wife of Richard Arrison, to
Buckingham, 4, 11, 1814.
Mary Johnson, wife of Reuben Johnson, to
Edon, N. Y., .'i, 19, 1814.
Signed by .Joseph Stevenson, Elizabeth Cliffton,
Clks. and Rachel Webster, Susannah Kester,
Eliza. Large, Rachel Kester, Henry Cliffton, Wil-
liam Cliffton, Saml. Webster, Joseph Webster.
William Webster (Jr.), to Edon, N. Y., 9, 6,
1814. Signed by Joseph Stevenson, Clk., Henry
Cliff'ton, Win. Paxson, John Large, John Allin.
Aaron Hamton, wife Jane, children, David,
Rebecca, John, Sarah, (Jliver, Slater, Mercy Ann,
to Farinington, N. Y., 13, 9, 1814. Signed by
Joseph Stevenson, ElizaJjeth Cliffton, Clks. and
Susannah Kester, Lucy Mott, Kachel Kester,
Phelie Webster, Wm. Paxson, Samuel Large, John
Large, Wm. Clift'ton.
James P. Atkinson, wife Rebecca, infant James
Paul, to Horseham, Pa., 13, 4, 181.'3.
Samuel Webster, wife Rachel, children, Peter
and Rachel, to Eden, N. Y., 11, 4, 1816. Signed
by Joseph Stevenson, Elizabeth Cliffton, Clks.
Elizabeth Large, Susannah AVeljster, Rachel Kes-
ter, Lucy Mott, Wm. Paxson, Henry Clift'ton,
Saml. Large, Wm. Clift'ton, Wm. Webster.
Samuel Webster, Jr., to Eden, N. Y., 11, 4,
1816. Signed by Joseph Stevenson, Clk., John
Large, Saml. Willson, Jur., Ebenezer Allen, Wm.
Paxson, Henry Cliffton.
.Joseph Webster, wife Phebe, children, Charles,
]\lary Ann, Thomas, Andrew, Susanna, to Eden,
N. Y., 11, 4, 181(5. Signed by Joseph Stevenson,
Elizabeth Cliffton, Clks. and Eliza Large, l^ochel
Kester, Susannah Kester, Wm. Cliffton, Lucy
Mott, Wm. Webster, Wni. Paxson, Henry Clift'-
ton, Saml. Large.
John Willson and Levi Willson, to Pelham,
U. C, 9, 5, 1816. Signed by Joseph Stevenson,
Clk. and Henry Cliffton, John Large, Sanil. Will-
son, Junr., William ClilYton.
Elizabeth Ohlen, to Chestertield, 9, 5, ISKJ.
Benjamin Williams, to Middletown, Pa., 11,
Knth Williams, wife of John Williams, to .Mid-
dletown, Pa., 7, 11, ISlC
John Case, wife Catharine, infant Ann, to Sole-
bury, lU, 4, If^n.
Susiinah Pownell, wife of Moses Pownell, to
Solebury, 13, 1, 18-20. (Certificate not signed. )
Joseph Sehooley, to Hardwick and Randolph,
10, 2, 1820.
Mary Ham])leton (dau. of William), to New
Garden, Colund)ianaCo., Ohio, 11, 1, 1821. Signed
by Joseph Stevenson, Eliz.ibeth Cliffton, Clks.,
Henry Cliffton, Wm. Webster, .Tohn Large, .fohn
Allin, Amy Clift'ton, Bnsanah Kesster, Elizabeth
Webster, Amy Kester.
John Stevenson (son of .Joseph), a minor, to
Hardwick and Kandolph, 12, 4, 1821.
Isaac B. Williams, wife Martha, to Kichland,
Pa., 12, 4, 1821.
Margaret Lester, wife of Abel Lester, to Rich-
land, 21, 2, 1822.
Amy Briggs. wife of Mahlon Briggs. to Role-
bury, 14, 3, 1822.
Hannah M. Burson, wife of .Fames Bursoii,
to Wrightstown, 9, 2, 1^20.
Mary Dawes, to Makefield, Pa., 11,1, 1827.
John Cliffton, apprentice to Friend, Richland,
Pa., 8, 5, 1828.
Rowland Foulken, to Green St. Meeting House,
Phila., 20, 11, 1S28.
Susiin Batter.son, wife of Lewis Batterson, to
Phila., 10, 9, 1829.
Isaac B. Williams, wife Martha S., children.
Clayton N., .Jeremiah, .Josepli, to Buckingham,
Penna., 10, 6, 1830.
Evelina M. Burson, to Buckingham. Pa., 10,
Susanna Williams, to Richland, Pa., 10, 7, 1834,
John S, Cliffton, son Henry, a minor, to Gwyn-
edd, 12, 3, 183.-J.
Susainiah Large, to Buckingham, Pa., 13, 8,
William Blackfan, wife Elizabeth, child Will-
iam, to Buckingham, 8, 3, 1838.
Jacob Cliffton, wife Sarah, to Gwynedd. Pa.,
14, 3, 1839.
William Wel)ster, to Rahvvay and Plainfield,
11, 7, 1839.
Alpheus Laing, to Rahway and Plainfield, 5,
Jacob Laing, to Rahway and Plainfield, 9,
Jacob Cliffton. wife Sarah, to Chesterfield, 3,
Mordecai Thomas, wife Grace, minor daughter
Frances, to Middletown, 11, 5, 18.-)3.
David Pliillips, to Nottingham, minor children,
Mercy W., Anna Amelia, Ezra E., 11, 4, 18,54.
Sarah ^Matilda Phillips, to Nottingham, 11,
Margaret H. Phillips, to Nottingham. 11, 4,
Mary Baily. to Middletown, 2, 7, 1859.
Emma M. Comly, to Byberry, 3, 11, 1860.
Jeunette H. Dell, to Phila., 5, 1, 1861.
Lindley M. Vail, wife Rachel H,, minor child-
ren, John H , James Henry, Charles Lindly,
Thomas Elhvood, to Little Falls, Md., 4, 2. 1865.
Sarah L. Clift'ton. minor children. Chailes B.,
Mary B., Ella D., to Middletown, Pa., 4. 1. 1868.
Page 5, column 2, line 23, read "the second Second day in each mouth."
Page 6, column 2, line 15, read "10, 9, 1748."
Page 8, col limn 1, line 29, read "book."
Page 8, column 2, line 34, read "Ave."
Page 10, column 1, line 32, read "9, 10, 1755."
read "9, 12, 1790."
read "10, 2, 1791."
read "David Laing .Jr.
read "Gabriel Willson .Junr.'
read "Hornor. "
insert "James Gregg. "
read "Anne Stockton."
read "Wm. Hambleton."
read "Rebekah Moore."
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Pajie 11, column 2
read "Jno. Gregg."
read "Solebury. "
comma in place of period at end of line.
read "James N. Green."
read "29, 10, 1741."
read "Amy Cliffton."
read "William and Amy."
read "21, 4, 1884."
read "that" for 'the."
read "any earthly Treasure."
read "Interess. "
read "E.xampelary. "
read "in and on."
the letter referred to is from Dr. Henry Race,
of Pittstowu, N. J.
read "Samuel Neal, of Ireland."
read "David Fares, Willmington."
read "went to South Jersey."
read "came//o/« Falls."
"Philadelphia" is the name of the lifth child.
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