Thursday, September 21, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1706/7 Quaker Birth Record of Jacob Fitz Randolph (1707-1779) in New Jersey

 I looked in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1706/7 birth record of Jacob Fitz Randolph in Elizabeth, New Jersey:

The birth record is the last entry on the right-hand page:

The transcription of this birth record is:

Jacob FitzRandolph, Son of Samuel Fitz & Mary, Present at his Birth, Hephzibath Manning Midwife, Isabel Fitz Randolph, Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, 1 Mo 23 1706 M[ale]

The source citation for this  birth record is:

 "U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1631-1935," indexed database with record images, (, Union > Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meetings > Births, 1705-1901, Deaths 1705-1908, Marriages, 1712-1885, page 1 (image 42 of 155), Jacob Fitz Randolph birth entry, 23 March 1706/7.

This record is probably a Derivative Source copied from a Quaker meeting record book for the birth of Jacob Fitz Randolph, son of Samuel and Mary (Jones) Fitz Randolph of Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey.

The record date says "1 mo 23 1706" in the Quaker calendar system, but is probably 23 March 1706/7.   The entries appear to be in date order. This entry is after a birth record with a date of "11 mo 22 1706" and before a record (on the next page) with a date of "10 mo 11 1707." 

Jacob Fitz Randolph (1707-1779) is my 6th great-grandfather, who married Mary (1710-1764) in about 1730.  I am descended through their son Samuel Fitz Randolph (1730-????) who married Martha Gach (1730-????) in 1750 in Woodbridge, New Jersey. 


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