Thursday, May 30, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1754 Death of Samuel Fitz Randolph (1668-1754) of Woodbridge, New Jersey

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1754 death record of Samuel Fitz Randolph in the Plainfield, N.J. Quaker Meeting House records:

The Samuel Fitz Randolph death entry is on the left hand page, the 6th entry down the page:

The extracted data on this record is:

*  Name of the Deceased:  Samuel Fitz Randolph

*  Connections of the Deceased:  [blank]

*  Place and Time of Death:  Woodbridge, 6 Mo. 25 1754

The source citation for this record is:

"U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994, Rahway and Plainfield [N.J.] Monthly Meeting, Register of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1687-1871, Deaths, page 190, Samuel Fitz Randolph death record; indexed database and digital image, ( : accessed 21 August 2014).

Samuel Fitz Randolph (1668-1754) was born in Barnstable County, Massachusetts to Nathaniel and Mary (Holloway) Fitz Randolph.  He married Mary Jones (8 June 1693 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and they had 9 children in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  According to this record, Samuel Fitz Randolph died the 6th month (June?) 25, 1754 in Woodbridge.  In 1754, was the 6th month June or August?  I don't know.  Before 1752, it would certainly be August.  Did the Quakers adopt the Gregorian calendar before 1754?

Samuel and Mary (Jones) Fitz Randolph are my 7th great-grandparents, through their son Jacob Fitz Randolph (1706-1779), who married (1) FNU LNU (about 1710-before 1764) before 1730, and (2) Mary (Fitz Randolph) (Thorne) (Fitz Randolph) (Horseman) Jackson in about 1764.  I am descended through the spouse with no known name.


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