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Nicknames: "The Pilgrim", "Immigrant"
Birthplace: Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
Occupation: yeoman or farmer, Member Plymouth Company, landowner, planter, juror, freeman; MA & NJ, Pilgrim, Yeoman or Farmer, farmer
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  • 'The Descendants of Edward Fitz Randolph and Elizabeth Blossom 1630 - 1950
  • http://randolpharchives.org/books/Desc%20of%20Edward%20FitzRandolph%20and%20Elizabeth%20Blossom.pdf
  • '1. EDWARD1 FITZ RANDOLPH, baptised at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, July 5, 1607; emigrated in 1630 to Scituate, Mass.; died in Piscataway, N. J. about 1684-5. He married May 10 1637 [1,2], ELIZABETH BLOSSOM, born in Leyden, the Netherlands, in 1620. She married second June 30, 1685, Capt. JOHN PIKE, and died in Woodbridge or Piscataway in 1713.
  • 'Children, born in Barnstable, Mass.:
    • i. NATHANIEL,2 bap. Aug. 9, 1640 [2,8,9]; died in Barnstable Dec. 10, 1640 and was buried in the Calf's Pasture there.
    • 2. ii. NATHANIEL, bap. May 15, 1642 [2,8,9].
    • 2. NATHANIEL2 FITZ RANDOLPH, bap. May 15, 1642 at Barnstable, Mass.; died in Woodbridge, N. J. Nov. 21, 1713 [14]. He married first, in Barnstable or Sandwich, Mass., in November, 1662 [2,10], MARY HOLLEY (Holloway, Holway), born in Sandwich, died in Woodbridge, N. J., July 12 1703, daughter of Joseph and Rose (Allen) Holley of Sandwich. Her mother Rose (Allen) Holley, married second May 19, 1648, William Newlands, a Quaker. Nathan Fitz Randolph married second, at the Haddonfield Meeting, Haddonfield, N. J., Apr. 12 1706, as her third husband, JANE (CURTIS-OGBORNE) HAMPTON, born at Bugbrooke, co. Northampton, England, 11th of 2nd month (April), 1661 [111], and died in Buckingham Township, Bucks Co., Pa. [13] in 1731. She was the daughter of Thomas and Jane Curtis, and widow of Samuel Ogborne and John Hampton, whose executrix she was Dec. 8, 1694. As the widow of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph she married as her fourth husband, John Sharp of Burlington, N. J. Her own will, as Jane Sharp, of Buckingham Township, Bucks Co., Pa., was dated 8th of 6 mo. (Aug.) 1729, and was proved Nov. 13, 1731, and mentions her sons Samuel Ogborne, Joseph Hampton, Benjamin Fitzrandall, and daughters Mary, wife of Jonas Kemble, and Sarah, wife of Edmond Kinsey. The executor was her son-in-law Edmond Kinsey.
    • Nathaniel Fitz Randolph was one of the four who first asked for religious tolerance for the Friends in New England. In 1677 he, having joined the Quakers years before, and had in consequence suffered much persecution from the Plymouth Government, exchanged his house in Barnstable for land in Woodbridge, N. J. and in the years afterwards, 1678-9, moved with his family to New Jersey. He served as associate justice of Middlesex County, N. J., in 1688, 1692 and 1698; and in 1693-5 he represented Woodbridge in the Provisional Assembly. In 1683, on the death of James Bollen, first Secretary of the Province, he was one of the two guardians of his children, and, on the etablishment of the Woodbridge Monthly Meeting of Friends in 1706, he became a prominent member of the Society, and for seven years the Meeting was held in his house, until the completion of the Meeting House in 1713, two months before his death.
    • iii. MARY, bap. Oct. 6, 1644 [2,8,9,10]; died in infancy about 1649.
    • 3. iv. HANNAH, bap. Apr. 23, 1648 [2,8,9,10].
    • 3. HANNAH FITZ RANDOLPH (1), bap. Apr. 23, 1648 at Barnstable, Mass.; died Apr. 13, 1705 at Yarmouth, Mass.; mar. at Barnstable Nov. 6, 1668, JASPER TAYLOR.
    • 4. v. MARY, born June 2, 1650.
    • 4. MARY2 FITZ RANDOLPH (1), born June 2, 1650 at Barnstable, Mass.; died Jan. 4, 1738 at West Barnstable; mar. Jan. 15, 1688/9 [10] to SAMUEL HINCKLEY, as his second wife. He was born at Barnstable July 24, 1642, and died at West Barstable Jan. 2, 1727. He was the son of Samuel and Sarah (Soule) Hinckley.
    • vi. JOHN, born Jan. 2, 1651-2 [2,8,9,10]; died in infancy.
    • 5. vii. JOHN, born Oct. 7, 1563 [2,8,9,10].
    • 5. JOHN FITZ RANDOLPH (1), bap. Oct. 7, 1653 at Barnstable, Mass.; died 1727 at Belvedere, N. J.; admr. granted June 9, 1727. He married at Piscataway, N. J., Oct. 1, 1681, SARAH BONHAM born Feb. 16, 1664/5 at Barnstable, died 1737/8 at Belvedere. She was a daughter of Nicholas and Sarah (Ruller) Bonham, and a granddaughter of Samuel Fuller who came over on the Mayflower. Administration on her estate was granted Jan. 16, 1738.
    • John Fitz Randolph was on of the 17 original members of the "Old First Day Church," Seventh Day Baptists, in 1688/9.
    • 6. viii. JOSEPH, born Mar. 1, 1655/6 [2,8,9,10].
    • 6. JOSEPH2 FITZ RANDOLPH (1), born Mar. 1, 1655/6 at Barnstable, Mass.; died about 1726 at Piscataway N. J.; will dated Mar. 1, 1719/20, and proved Jan. 18, 1726/7; mar. at Woodbridge, N. J., Jan. 16, 1687/8, JOANNA CONGER, born at Woodbridge in Aug., 1670, daughter of John and Mary (Kelley) Conger.
    • 7. ix. ELIZABETH, born in 1657.
    • 7. ELIZABETH2 FITZ RANDOLPH (1), b. in 1657 at Barnstable, Mass.; mar. Aug. 26, 1676 [7], ANDREW WOODEN, born about 1662, died at Piscataway about 1702, sone of John Wooden.
    • Children, first child illegitimate, child of John Langstaff:
    • 8. x. THOMAS, born Aug. 16, 1659 [2,8,9,10].
    • 8. THOMAS2 FITZ RANDOLPH (1), born Aug. 16, 1659 at Barnstable, Mass.; died in 1745 in Piscataway, N. J.; will dated July 24, 1745 and proved Oct. 25, 1745; mar. in Piscataway Nov. 23, 1686, ELIZABETH MANNING, born about 1669, died Mar. 1, 1731, aged 63, at Piscataway, int. St. James; dau. of Jeffrey and Hepzibah (Andrews) Manning. Thomas Fitz Randolph was a weaver.
    • 9. xi. HOPE, born April 2, 1661 [2,8,9,10].
    • 9. HOPE2 FITZ RANDOLPH (1), b. Apr. 2, 1661 at Barnstable, Mass.; mar. at Piscataway, N. J., Dec. 22, 1680, EZEKIEL BLOOMFIELD, b. at Newburyport, Mass., Nov. 1, 1653; d. at Woodbridge, N. J., Feb. 15, 1703, son of Thomas and Mary Bloomfield. His will was dated Jan. 12, 1703, and proved Feb. 25, 1703.
    • 10. xii. BENJAMIN, born in 1663.
    • 10. BENJAMIN2 FITZ RANDOLPH (1), born 1663 at Barnstable, Mass.; died Oct. 5, 1746 at Stoney Brook, N. J.; will dated July 13, 1793, proved Nov. 27, 1746; married first at Piscataway, N. J., July 1, 1689, SARAH DENNIS, born July 18, 1673 at Piscataway, died Nov. 22, 1732 at Stoney Brook, dau. of John and Sara (Bloomfield) Dennis; mar. second March 14, 1733, MARGARET ROBINSON.
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  • 'This Old Monmouth of Ours By William S. Hornor
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=Cy88CpankH8C&pg=PA288&lpg=PA288&dq=Molleson+FitzRandolph&source=bl&ots=CZ05TiRUhc&sig=vINRlGbk3wFePHYjjLQGXTe67OI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=L4VET6-nL-_WiAKP2KXtDg&ved=0CCMQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=Molleson%20FitzRandolph&f=false
  • Pg. 285
  • This name is not of Norman-French origin, as might be inferred from the prefix, Fitz, meaning son of, but rather, is of Anglo-Saxon derivation. Under the form Randulf it is found, as an undertenent, in the Domesday Book. I do not find it in the Battle Abbey lists.
  • Attempts have been made to connect the American line with the Lords of Middleham and the Dukes of Westmorland (FitzRandolph Traditions) and to find the origin of the line in a certain "Count Herald FitzRandolph, who is mentioned in the Domesday Book as among the nobles who accompanied William the Conqueror from Normandy to England." These may well be the facts, but I have not been able to find the slightest ground for their assertion. At any rate the name is an ancient and honorable one, both in England and America.
  • ' EDWARD FITZRANDOLPH (1), born about 1615, came to New England about 1630, with his mother, a widow. There appears no other information concerning him until May 10, 1637, when, at Scituate, he was married, by the Reverend John Lothrop, to Elizabeth Blossom, joining the church four days later, a step that Elizabeth did not take until 1643. Elizabeth Blossom was a daughter of Deacon Thomas Blossom, from Schooby, England, and was born at Leyden about 1620. Edward removed from Scituate to Barnstable, and then, after many years, to Piscataway, New Jersey, in 1675, dying the following year. His widow subsequently became the second wife of Captain John Pike, of Woodbridge, and died, 1712, in her 93rd year. To Edward and Elizabeth FitzRandolph were born eleven children: Nathaniel (2); Hannah (3); Mary (4); John (5); Joseph (6); Elizabeth (7), who married Andrew Wooden; Thomas (8); Hope (9); and, Benjamin (10). There were two other children, who died in infancy. Some of the married daughters did not come to New Jersey.
  • NATHANIEL FITZRANDOLPH (2), son of 'Edward (1)', is said to have been three times married. The present writer has been able to find record of but two marriages, that of 1662, to Mary Holly, or Holloway, of Barnstable, who died 7-12-1703, and that to Mrs. Jane (Curtis) Hampton, of Shrewsbury. She had been married twice before, to Samuel Osborne and John Hampton, and took as a fourth husband, John Sharp. Nathaniel FitzRandolph was a Quaker. He was born in August of 1640 or 1642, at Barnstable, and died at Woodbridge 9-21, 1713. His children were: John Christopher (11); Isaac (12); Nathaniel (13); Samuel (14); Joseph (15); Edward (16); Martha (17); and Benjamin (18).
  • JOHN FITZRANDOLPH (5), son of 'Edward (1)', died in 1727. He had married, Octy. 1681, Sarah Bonham. Their children were: Sarah (19); Elizabeth (20); Temperance (21); John (22); and, Edward (23).
  • JOSEPH FITZRANDOLPH (6), son of 'Edward (1)', was born March 1, 1656, and died at Piscataway in 1726. He married, 1-16-1687, Hannah Conger, who was born 1670. Their children were: Joseph (24); Jonathan (25); Moses (26); Hannah (27), who married Captain Andrew Drake; Mary (28), who married John Morris; Bethia (29), who married John Clarkson; Ann (30); Prudence (31); Isaac (32); Lydia (33); Susannah (34); and, Ruth (35).
  • THOMAS FITZRANDOLPH (8), son of 'Edward (1)', was born August 16, 1659, and died in 1745. He was of Piscataway. He married, Nov. 23, 1686, Elizabeth Manning, died Mch. 1, 1732, one of whose brothers married, if believe, Grace (72), daughter of Joseph FitzRandolph (24). Their children were: David (36); Jonathan (37); Dinah (38), who married a Dunham; and, Lusanna (or Susanna) (39), who married a Whitehead.
  • BENJAMIN FITZRANDOLPH (10), son of 'Edward (1)', was born at Barnstable in 1663 and died near Princeton in 1731. He married, July 1689, Sarah Dennis, of New Brunswick. Their children were: Ruth (40), born 4-8-1695, died 9-24, 1780, who married, first, Edward Harrison, and, secondly, John Snowdon; Nathaniel (41); Sarah (42), and five others, whose names are not available.
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  • 'Edward FITZRANDOLPH was born on 5 Jul 1607 in Sutton-In-Ashfield, Notts England. He died about 1677 in Piscataway NJ. Notes; Scituate, Mass 1637

Barnstable, Mass. 1639 Piscataway, NJ. 1669

  • source; "Founders and Patriots pg 116"
  • "Pioneers of Massachusetts"
  • Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families"
  • "The Singletary Family History"
  • "English Origins of Ne Families" Vol.2
  • "Fitzrandolph of NJ"
  • LDs Parents: Edward FITZRANDOLPH and Francis HOWES.

'Spouse: Eliazabeth BLOSSOM. Edward FITZRANDOLPH and Eliazabeth BLOSSOM were married on 10 May 1637 in Scituate Massachusetts. Children were: Nathaniel Nathaneil FITZRANDOLPH, Mary FITZRANDOLPH, Hanah FITZRANDOLPH, Mary FITZRANDOLPH, John FITZRANDOLPH, John FITZRANDOLPH, Thomas FITZRANDOLPH, Joseph FITZRANDOLPH, Hope FITZRANDOLPH, Elizabeth FITZRANDOLPH, Benjamin FITZRANDOLPH.

Edward Fitz II RANDOLPH7,974 was born in 1565 in Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. He died on 27 Oct 1648 in Kneesall, Nottinghamshire, England. Parents: Christopher Fitz III RANDOLPH and Ann WOOD.

Spouse: Ales THOMPSON. Edward Fitz II RANDOLPH and Ales THOMPSON were married on 16 Nov 1589 in Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. Children were: Elizabeth Fitz RANDOLPH, Thomas Fitz RANDOLPH, Richard Fitz RANDOLPH, Jane Fitz RANDOLPH, Catheren Fitz RANDOLPH, Edward Fitz III RANDOLPH.

Spouse: Francis HOWE. Edward Fitz II RANDOLPH and Francis HOWE were married on 17 Dec 1605 in Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. Children were: Elizabeth Fitz RANDOLPH, Thomas Fitz RANDOLPH, Richard Fitz RANDOLPH, Jane Fitz RANDOLPH, Catheren Fitz RANDOLPH, 'Edward Fitz III RANDOLPH', Anthony Fitz II RANDOLPH, Ales Fitz RANDOLPH, Christopher Fitz V RANDOLPH, John Fitz RANDOLPH, Joseph Fitz RANDOLPH.

'Edward Fitz III RANDOLPH7,974 was born on 5 Jul 1607 in Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. He died between 1675 and 1684 in Middlesex Co, NJ, USA. Parents: Edward Fitz II RANDOLPH and Francis HOWE. Parents: Edward Fitz II RANDOLPH and Ales THOMPSON.

'Spouse: Elizabeth BLOSSOM. Edward Fitz III RANDOLPH and Elizabeth BLOSSOM were married on 10 May 1637. Children were: Nathaniel Fitz RANDOLPH, Nathaniel Fitz I RANDOLPH, Mary Fitz RANDOLPH, Hannah Fitz RANDOLPH, Mary Fitz RANDOLPH, John Fitz RANDOLPH, John Fitz RANDOLPH, Joseph Fitz I RANDOLPH, Elizabeth Fitz RANDOLPH, Thomas Fitz RANDOLPH, Hope Fitz RANDOLPH, Benjamin Fitz I RANDOLPH.

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'Edward FITZRANDOLPH

Family Links Spouses/Children: 'Elizabeth BLOSSOM' Nathaniel FITZRANDOLPH Nathaniel FITZRANDOLPH+ Mary FITZRANDOLPH Hannah FITZRANDOLPH Mary FITZRANDOLPH John FITZRANDOLPH John FITZRANDOLPH Joseph FITZRANDOLPH+ Elizabeth FITZRANDOLPH Thomas FITZRANDOLPH+ Hope FITZRANDOLPH+ Benjamin FITZRANDOLPH+

'Christened: 5 Jul 1607, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England 281 Marriage: Elizabeth BLOSSOM on 10 May 1637 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA 341,342,343 'Died: 1684, Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA at age 77 281 Buried: 1684, Saint James Church, Middlesex, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA

 General Notes:

First Generation In America:

'Edward Fitz-Randolph, baptized at Sutton in Ashfield, Nattinghamshire England, July 5, 1607. Came to Scituate, Massachusetts in the ship "Griffin" in 1634. Died at Piscataway, New Jersey about 1684/85. He married May 10, 1637 to Elizabeth Blossom, who was born in 1620 in Leyden, Holland. She married a second time, June 30, 1685 to Capt John Pike. Died in Woodbridge or Piscataway, New Jersey in 1713.

  • Page 484 through 486, Living Descendents of "Blood Royal" Volume 3.

The following article is taken from the "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families", pages 368 and 369.

'Mr Lathrop says, "The young Master Fitzrandolphe" built in 1636, the 38th house constructed in Scituate. Having provided himself with a home be married, May 10, 1637, Elizabeth, daughter of Deacon Thomas Blossom of the Leyden and Plymouth churches. He joined Mr Lathrop's church in Scituate May 14, 1637, and his wife joined at Barnstable August 27, 1643. He sold his house in that town to Deacon Richard Sealis, and removed in the spring of 1639 to Barnstable, and built a house on his lot containing eight acres, bounded east by the road to Hyanis. In 1649, Edward Fitzrandolphe removed to his farm in West Barnstable, "a double great lot", containing 120 acres of upland, bounded north by the meadows, east by the Bursley farm, south by the commons, and west by the lands of Mr Thomas Dexter. In 1669 he and several families from the Cape removed to New Jersey. In October 1683 his widow was living in New Piscataqua, New Jersey. He is called in "deeds" a yeoman, or farmer, and does not appear to have been employed in any official station. He had received a good education for those times, and as Mr Lathrop styles him "Master" he probably belonged to a good family. He came probably from the west of England.

'EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH, bapt. July 5, 1607, Sutton-in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The son of EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH and FRANCES HOWES. Died between 1675 and 1676. Buried at St. James churchyard (now Stelton or Edison) Middlesex Co., New Jersey. The tombstone thought to have been destroyed when the British threw up breastworks for encampment. Married ELIZABETH BLOSSOM, born 1620, Leyden Holland. Daughter of "ELDER" THOMAS BLOSSOM and ANN HEILSON. Died 1713, Woodbridge or Piscataway, New Jersey, buried next to Edward in the west corner of St. James churchyard, Piscataway.


'The passenger record entry in "The Great Emigration" of 1630 of the Winthrop Fleet lists "Edward Fitz Randolph of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, Scituate". This gives Edward's former home and his destination in the New World. Edward is said to have built the 39th house in Scituate, Plymouth Colony in 1636. On the 10th of May 1637 he married ELIZABETH BLOSSOM. He is called in deeds a yeoman or farmer and does not appear to have held any public office. Pastor Lothrop styles him "Master"; he probably belongs to a good family. He moved to Barnstable on Cape Cod in 1639. was juryman 1641; his name appears in the list of those able to bear arms in New Plymouth 1643; sold his house on June 1, 1649 and moved to West Barnstable; moved his family in 1669 to Piscataway New Jersey, because the New England patriotism and religion were too restrictive.

Source of the Research materials:

  • Oris H. F. Randolph, (1980), "Edward Fitz Randolph Branch Lines and Allied Families and English and Norman Ancestry",Edwards Brothers, Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 3432
 Noted events in his life were:

• He immigrated on board the "Griffin." in 1630 to Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA. 281,3429

• He moved on 1649 to West Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, USA. 3429

• He moved on 1669 to Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA. 3429,3433 Moved from Barnstable Massachusetts

'Edward married Elizabeth BLOSSOM, daughter of Thomas BLOSSOM and Anne ELSDON, on 10 May 1637 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA 341,342.,343 (Elizabeth BLOSSOM was born in 1620 in Leiden, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 341 and died in 1713 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA 341,511.)

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Edward was baptized as Fitz Randall.

He was bequeathed 10 Pounds Sterling in his father's will, 1647, "if he cum to demand it".

1630 - Passenger Record of "The Great Emigration" of the Winthrop Fleet lists "Edward Fitz Randolph of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, Scituate" (former home and destination).

'Edward Fitz Randolph, progenitor of the Fitz Randolph family in America, came to Plymouth among 700 passengers in one of the eleven vessels which comprised the "Winthrop Fleet", and which was known as the "Great Immigration" of 1630. He and Elizabeth were married by Rev. John Lathrop; they lived for a time at Scituate, later moving to Barnstable, Massachusetts. Their 9 children married and established families in Plymouth Colony. The Fitz Randolphs did not agree wholeheartedly with the puritanical, morally rigorous, and strict beliefs in vogue among many people of the Plymouth Colony. Minor infractions of these beliefs, or in some cases an expressed opposite opinion, often brought severe penalties and physical punishment.

The Fitz Randolph family of Massachusetts and New Jersey should be clearly differentiated from the Randolph family of Virginia, since they belong to the different branches of the family which came to England with William the Conqueror from Normandy in 1066.

1636 - He built the 38th house constructed in Scituate, Plymouth Colony (according to Rev. John Lathrop).

14 May 1637 - United with a non-conformist religious society formed by Rev. John Lathrop, who was driven from England with a company of his parishoners.

Spring of 1639 - After selling his house to Deacon Richard Sealis he removed from Scituate to Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, on Cape Cod; built a house on his lot containing 8 acres.

1641 - Juryman.

1643 - His name appears in the list of those able to bear arms in New Plymouth.

27 Aug 1643 - Elizabeth joined Rev. John Lathrop's religious society.

01 June 1649 - Added to his farm a great double lot containing 120 acres of upland. (Sold his house and moved to West Barnstable.)

1669 - He and several families from the Cape (Massachusetts) moved to Piscataway (Stalton or Edison) East New Jersey, because of restrictive New England patriotism and religion. Settled 2 miles from New Brunswick, near Randolphsville NJ.

In deeds, Edward is called a "yeoman" (farmer). Did not appear to have been employed in any official station. He had received a good education for those times, and as Mr. Lothrop styles him "Master FitzRandolph", he probably belonged to a good family.

'He died at nearly age 80 shortly after moving to New Jersey, and was buried in the west corner of the St. James Churchyard, Piscataway (Stalton or Edison), Middlesex, NJ. His tombstone was destroyed when the British troops came down King George's Highway (Woodbridge Avenue) and threw up earth breastworks over his and other graves; after the war was over, the ground was leveled. Some tombstones of Thomas' family are partly buried, some are readable, some are so chipped off by frost that the lettering is all gone. No trace was found of the tombstones of either Edward or Elizabeth.

Information Sources:

  • 1. New England Historical & Genealogical Register by J.E. Stillwall, p. 275.
  • 2. "The Descendants of Edward Fitz Randolph & Elizabeth Blossom 1630-1950 and Supplement 1955" by L. A. Christian & Howard Stelle Fitz Randolph, P.1.
  • 3. "Planters of the Commonwealth" by C.E.Banks, pp. 70 & 73.
  • 4. "Fitz Randolph Traditions" by Lewis V. Fitz Randolph - 1907, Sect 1, LL Ch. 2.
  • 5. Family Records first Settlers Piscataway & Woodbridge NJ, p 6, pt 1-2, p 244.
  • 6. " Historical and Genealogical Miscellany" by J.E. Stillwell, Vol 3, p 238.
  • 7. "Fitz Randolph Traditions" by Lewis Van Syckel Fitz Randolph - 1907, Sect 1, LL Ch. 2.
  • 8. Proceedings of The New Jersey Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. II, 1897, p.355.
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  • 'For some of the ancestry of Edward FitzRandolph, including his descent from William I "the Lion", King of Scots (d. 1214), see Gary Boyd Roberts, "The Royal Descents of 600 immigrants" [Baltimore: Genealogical, 2004], pp. 433-434. See also Frederick Lewis Weis, "The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215", Third edition [Baltimore: Genealogical, 1979], pp. 110-112, for the descent of Edward FitzRandolph from Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk (d. 1221), a Surety of the Magna Charta.

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http://www.public.asu.edu/~bgertz/family/edward.htm

'EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH, bap. July 5, 1607, Sutton-in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The son of EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH and FRANCES HOWES. Died between 1675 and 1676. Buried at St. James churchyard (now Stelton or Edison) Middlesex Co., New Jersey. The tombstone thought to have been destroyed when the British threw up breastworks for encampment. Married ELIZABETH BLOSSOM, born 1620, Leyden Holland. Daughter of "ELDER" THOMAS BLOSSOM and ANN HEILSON. Died 1713, Woodbridge or Piscataway, New Jersey, buried next to Edward in the west corner of St. James churchyard, Piscataway.


The passenger record entry in "The Great Emigration" of 1630 of the Winthrop Fleet lists "Edward Fitz Randolph of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, Scituate". This gives Edward's former home and his destination in the New World. Edward is said to have built the 39th house in Scituate, Plymouth Colony in 1636. On the 10th of May 1637 he married ELIZABETH BLOSSOM. He is called in deeds a yeoman or farmer and does not apper to have held any public office. Pastor Lothrop styles him "Master"; he propably belongs to a good family. He moved to Barnstable on Cape Cod in 1639. was juryman 1641; his name appears in the list of those able to bear arms in New Plymouth 1643; sold his house on June 1, 1649 and moved to West Barnstable; moved his family in 1669 to Piscataway New Jersey, because the New England patriotism and religion were too restrictive.

Source of the Research materials:

  • Oris H. F. Randolph, (1980), "Edward Fitz Randolph Branch Lines and Allied Families and English and Norman Ancestry",Edwards Brothers, Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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http://members.cox.net/mountgen/fitzrand.html

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contains ancestry of Edward Fitz Randolph in England (but not descendents in America)

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http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/FITZRANDOLPH/2006-08/1154886604

There are four descents from Rollo to Edward FitzRandolph. One is rock solid and three have questions.

I will list them in order of reliability

Cheers,

Fred Chalfant

This the most well documented descent:

1. ROLLO - Duke of Normandy. Born about 846. Died 932. m.1 Poppa or Papie of Bayeaux. m.2 913 Gisela, daughter of King Charles of France (Note: both of his children were born before his marriage to Gisela.)

2. WILLIAM I "Longsword", Duke of Normandy. Born abt 900 Died 17 Dec 942. m. Sprota

3. RICHARD I "The Fearless", Duke of Normandy. Born 933 Died 20 Nov 996.

4. GEOFFROY DE BRIONNE, Count of Eu. Died abt 1015.

5. GILBERT, Count of Brionne and Eu. Died 1040

6. RICHARD, Lord of Clare and Tonbridge. Born 1035. Died 1090 m. Rohese Giffard

7. GILBERT FITZ RICHARD DE CLARE, Lord of Clare and Tonbridge. Born abt 1065. Died 1117. Married Adelize de Clermont ( a descendent of Hugues "Capet", King of France")

8. ALICE DE CLARE died abt 1163. Married Aubrey de Vere, Chamberlain of England

9. JULIANE DE VERE died aft 1185. Married Hugh Bigod 1st Earl of Norfolk.

10. ROGER BIGOD, 2nd Earl of Norfolk. Born before 1140. Died before 2 Aug 1221. Married Ida, probable daughter of Ralph de Toeni.(which would make her 2Ggrand daughter of Judith of Lens see below)

11. MARY BIGOD m. Ranulph Fitz Robert, of Middleham and Spennithorne.

12. Sir RANULPH FITZ RANULPH, of Spennithorne died before 1294. m. Bertrama, (Note: Ranulph's older brother Ralph inherited Middleham and married Anastasia de Percy)

13. RALPH FITZ RANULPH, of Spennithorne died before 1316 m. Tiphaine de Lascelles daughter of Roger

14. RANULF FITZ RALPH or DE LASCELLES, of Spennithorne born abt 1300 died after 1343. m. Isabel

15. JOHN FITZ RANULF, of Spennithorne born abt 1325 died bef 1369. married Maud de Campania

16. RANULF FITZ JOHN, of Spennithorne born abt 1345 died aft 1388.

17. Sir JOHN FITZ RANDOLPH, of Spennithorne born abt 1374 beheaded 1405.

18. Sir RALPH FITZ RANDOLPH, of Spennithorne etc. born abt 1398 died Jan 1457/8 m. Elizabeth

19. JOHN FITZ RANDOLPH, of Spennithorne born abt 1420 died 5 Mar 1474/5. m. Joan Conyers daughter of Thomas

20. JOHN FITZ RANDOLPH

21. CHRISTOPHER FITZ RANDOLPH, of Codnor and Langton Hall. born abt 1495 died before 26 Apr 1579 m. Joan, daughter and heiress of Cuthbert Langton of Langton Hall.

22. CHRISTOPHER FITZ RANDOLPH died bef 28 Jun 1588

23. EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH born abt 1565 died bef 13 Aug 1647 m. 17 Dec 1605 Frances Howls

24. EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH, Pilgrim. Married May 10, 1637, at Scituate Mass, to Elizabeth Blossom, daughter of Thomas and Anne Blossom. Moved to Piscataway, N.J., 1669.

This descent is based on the one in RD600. The problem with this descent is identifying Alice de Ros as a daughter of Sir William de Ros of Ingmanthorpe and Eustace FitzHugh. Douglas Richardson in his Magna Carta Ancestry p.119 states William and Eustache had five daughters, but none were named Alice.

1. ROLLO - Duke of Normandy. Born about 846. Died 932. m.1 Poppa or Papie of Bayeaux. m.2 913 Gisela, daughter of King Charles of France (Note: both of his children were born before his marriage to Gisela.)

2. WILLIAM I "Longsword", Duke of Normandy. Born abt 900 Died 17 Dec 942. m. Sprota

3. RICHARD I "the Fearless", Duke of Normandy. Born 933 Died 20 Nov 996.

4. RICHARD II "the Good", Duke of Normandy. Died 28 Aug 1027. Married 1000 Judith of Brittany

5. ROBERT "the Devil", Duke of Normandy. Born abt 1000. Died 22 Jul 1035. Illegitimate issue by Harlette or Herleve

6. ADELA of Normandy. Died abt 1090. Married (1) Enguerrand II, Count of Ponthieu, (2) Lambert, Count of Lens, (3) Eudes II, Count of Troyes and Aumale

7. JUDITH of Lens. Born abt 1054. Died after 1086. ( Traditionally the daughter of Lambert though some more recently have argued that she is the daughter of Enguerrand) Married Waltheof II, Earl of Huntingdon, Northampton and Northumberland.

8. MAUD of Huntingdon died 1130/1131. Married 1113/1114 as her 2nd Husband, David I, King of Scotland

9. WILLIAM I "the Lion", King of Scotland. Born 1143. Died 4 Dec 1214. had an illegitimate child with a daughter of Richard Avenal

10. ISABEL of Scotland. Married Robert de Ros of Helmsley.

11. Sir WILLIAM DE ROS of Helmsley. Born before1200. Died abt 1264. Married Lucy FitzPiers

12. Sir WILLIAM DE ROS of Ingmanthorpe. Born abt 1240. Died before 28 May 1310. Married Eustache FitzHugh

13. ALICE DE ROS married Sir Geoffrey St. Quintin of Harpham

14. GEOFFREY ST. QUINTIN of Harpham married Margery Constable

15. Sir WILLIAM ST. QUINTIN of Harpham married Joan or Elizabeth de Thweng

16. Sir JOHN ST. QUINTIN of Harpham. Died 1397. Married Agnes Herbert

17. Sir ANTHONY ST. QUINTIN of Bradsburton. Died 1448. Married Elizabeth Gascoigne

18. MARGARET ST. QUINTIN (probably an illegitimate daughter by Margaret Swynho) married Sir John Conyers of Hornby

19. Sir CHRISTOPHER CONYERS of Hornby. Born abt 1380. Died after 1462. Married Ellen Rolleston

20. JOAN CONYERS Married JOHN Fitz Randolph, of Spennithorne

21. JOHN FITZ RANDOLPH

22. CHRISTOPHER FITZ RANDOLPH, of Codnor and Langton Hall. born abt 1495 died before 26 Apr 1579 m. Joan, daughter and heiress of Cuthbert Langton of Langton Hall.

23. CHRISTOPHER FITZ RANDOLPH died bef 28 Jun 1588

24. EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH born abt 1565 died bef 13 Aug 1647 m. 17 Dec 1605 Frances Howls

25. EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH, Pilgrim. Married May 10, 1637, at Scituate Mass, to Elizabeth Blossom, daughter of Thomas and Anne Blossom. Moved to Piscataway, N.J., 1669.

It hurts my brain when I do. This descent hinges on the idea not proven that the original

  • Ribald of Middleham was an illegitimate son of Eudes I Count of Penthiève.

1. ROLLO - Duke of Normandy. Born about 846. Died 932. m.1 Poppa or Papie of Bayeaux. m.2 913 Gisela, daughter of King Charles of France (Note: both of his children were born before his marriage to Gisela.)

2. WILLIAM I "Longsword", Duke of Normandy. Born abt 900 Died 17 Dec 942. m. Sprota

3. RICHARD I "The Fearless", Duke of Normandy. Born 933 Died 20 Nov 996.

4. HAWISE of Normandy(by Gunnor). Died 21 Feb 1034. m. 996 Geoffrey I, Duke of Brittany (Havise was the the sister of Richard II "the Good", Duke of Normandy, father of Richard III and Robert "the Devil")

5. EUDES I, Count of Penthiève and Regent of Brittany. Born abt 1000 and Died 1079 Married Agnès de Cornouaille, daughter of Alan

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6. RIBALD, of Middleham.m. Beatrice

7. RALPH, of Middleham born abt 1100. m. Agatha, daughter of the first Robert of Bruce.

8. ROBERT FITZ RALPH, of Middleham born 1145 died abt 1190. Who probably oversaw the contruction of the great keep at Middleham and married Hawise de Glanville.

9. RANULPH FITZ ROBERT, of Middleham and Spennithorne. Married Mary, daughter of Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk.

10. Sir RANULPH FITZ RANULPH, of Spennithorne died before 1294. m. Bertrama, (Note: Ranulph's older brother Ralph inherited Middleham and married Anastasia de Percy)

11. RALPH FITZ RANULPH, of Spennithorne died before 1316 m. Tiphaine de Lascelles daughter of Roger

12. RANULF FITZ RALPH or DE LASCELLES, of Spennithorne born abt 1300 died after 1343. m. Isabel

13. JOHN FITZ RANULF, of Spennithorne born abt 1325 died bef 1369. married Maud de Campania

14. RANULF FITZ JOHN, of Spennithorne born abt 1345 died aft 1388.

15. Sir JOHN FITZ RANDOLPH, of Spennithorne born abt 1374 beheaded 1405.

16. Sir RALPH FITZ RANDOLPH, of Spennithorne etc. born abt 1398 died Jan 1457/8 m. Elizabeth

17. JOHN FITZ RANDOLPH, of Spennithorne born abt 1420 died 5 Mar 1474/5. m. Joan Conyers daughter of Thomas

18. JOHN FITZ RANDOLPH

19. CHRISTOPHER FITZ RANDOLPH, of Codnor and Langton Hall. born abt 1495 died before 26 Apr 1579 m. Joan, daughter and heiress of Cuthbert Langton of Langton Hall.

20. CHRISTOPHER FITZ RANDOLPH died bef 28 Jun 1588

21. EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH born abt 1565 died bef 13 Aug 1647 m. 17 Dec 1605 Frances Howls

22. EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH, Pilgrim. Married May 10, 1637, at Scituate Mass, to Elizabeth Blossom, daughter of Thomas and Anne Blossom. Moved to Piscataway, N.J., 1669.

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Birth: Jul. 5, 1607 Sutton-in-Ashfield Nottinghamshire, England Death: 1685 Piscataway Middlesex County New Jersey, USA


Family links:

Children:
 Thomas FitzRandolph (1654 - 1745)*
 Hope Fitzrandolph Bloomfield (1661 - 1703)*
 Benjamin Fitzrandolph (1663 - 1746)*

Spouse:
 Elizabeth Blossom Fitzrandolph-Pike (1620 - ____)

Burial: Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery Edison Middlesex County New Jersey, USA

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http://lewisathome.com/genealogy/fitz-randolph-family/edward-fitz-randolph/

Edward Fitz Randolph – My Emigrant Ancestor

Edward Fitz Randolph was baptized July 5, 1607 in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. (A copy of a parish record showing Edward Fitzrandolph’s baptism at the church of St Mary Magdalene in Sutton in Ashfield in July 1607 is still held in the town’s library with the original at the Nottinghamshire county archive.) Edward died between 1675 and 1676 and was buried in the St. James churchyard (now Stelton or Edison), Middlesex County, New Jersey. His tombstone is thought to have been destroyed when the British built fortifications there.

Edward married Elizabeth Blossom who was born in 1620 in Leyden, The Netherlands and died in 1713 in Woodbridge or Piscataway, New Jersey and is buried beside Edward.

The passenger record entry in “The Great Emigration” of 1630 in the Winthrop Fleet lists “Edward Fitz Randolph of Sutton-inAshfield, Notts, Scituate” He came from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England and settled in Scituate, Plymouth Colony. He is said to have built the 38th house in Scituate in 1636. On May 10, 1637 he married Elizabeth Blossom, daughter of “Elder” Thomas Blossom and his wife Ann Heilson. He is called in deeds a yeoman or farmer and does not appear to have held any public office. He moved to Barnstable on Cape Cod in 1639, was juryman 1641, appears in the list of those able to bear arms in New Plymouth in 1643, sold his home in June 1649 and moved his family to West Barnstable, and finally moved his family to Piscataway, NJ in 1669 because the New England patriotism and religion were too restrictive.

Edward and Elizabeth had seven sons and five daughters:

Nathaniel -born and died 1640 Nathaniel -baptized May 15, 1642, married Mary Holley Mary -1644 – 1649 Hannah – baptized April 23, 1648, married Jasper Taylor in 1669 Mary -born June 2, 1650, married Samuel Hinckley Jan 15, 1669 John – born and died 1652 John -baptized Oct 7, 1653, married Sarah Bonham in 1681 Joseph – born Aug 16, 1655, married Joanna Conger in 1687 Elizabeth – born 1657, married Andrew Wooden in 1676 Thomas – born Aug 16, 1659, married Elizabeth Manning in 1686 Hope – born April 2, 1661, married Ezekial Bloomfield in 1680 Benjamin – born 1663, first marriage to Sarah Dennis __________

For some of the ancestry of Edward FitzRandolph, including his descent from William I "the Lion", King of Scots (d. 1214), see Gary Boyd Roberts, The Royal Descents of 600 immigrants [Baltimore: Genealogical, 2004], pp. 433-434. See also Frederick Lewis Weis, The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, Third edition [Baltimore: Genealogical, 1979], pp. 110-112, for the descent of Edward FitzRandolph from Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk (d. 1221), a Surety of the Magna Charta.

http://www.public.asu.edu/~bgertz/family/edward.htm

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Immigrated to Scituate, Mass. in 1630. Resided in Barnstable,Mass. in 1639, and resided in Piscataway, NJ about 1676

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EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH, bap. July 5, 1607, sutton-in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The son of EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH and FRANCES HOWES. Died between 1675 and 1676. Buried at St. James churchyard (now Stelton or Edison) Middlesex Co., New Jersey. The tombstone thought to have been destroyed when the British threw up breastworks for encampment. Married ELIZABETH BLOSSOM, born 1620, Leyden Holland. Daughter of "ELDER" THOMAS BLOSSOM and ANN HEILSON. Died 1713, Woodbridge or Piscataway, New Jersey, buried next to Edward in the west corner of St. James churchyard, Piscataway. The passenger record entry in "The Great Emigration" of 1630 of the Winthrop Fleet lists "Edward Fitz Randolph of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, Scituate". This gives Edward's former home and his destination in the New World. Edward is said to have built the 39th house in Scituate, Plymouth Colony in 1636. On the 10th of May 1637 he married ELIZABETH BLOSSOM. He is called in deeds a yeoman or farmer and does not apper to have held any public office. Pastor Lothrop styles him "Master"; he propably belongs to a good family. He moved to Barnstable on Cape Cod in 1639. was juryman 1641; his name appears in the list of those able to bear arms in New Plymouth 1643; sold his house on June 1, 1649 and moved to West Barnstable; moved his family in 1669 to Piscataway New Jersey, because the New England patriotism and religion were too restrictive.

Source of the Research materials: Oris H. F. Randolph, (1980), "Edward Fitz Randolph Branch Lines and Allied Families and English and Norman Ancestry",Edwards Brothers, Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Came to America in 1630 with the Winthrop fleet (2nd fleet after the Mayflower). Bequeathed 10 pounds sterling by his father if he came to demand it. Built 38th house in Scituate Plymouth Colony, 1636. Called a yeoman or farmer in deeds and does not appear to have help any public office. Pastor Lothrop refers to him as "Master Edward Fitzrandolph" indicative of belonging to a good family. In 1639 moved to Barnstable Mass on Cape Cod. Was a juryman in 1641. His name appears on the 1643 list of those able to bear arms in the Plymouth colony. Sold house on June 1 1649 and moved to West Barnstable. Moved family in 1669 to Piscataway NJ because New England patriotism and religion were too restrictive. Settled 2 miles from New Brunswick near Randolphsville NJ. (by Oris FitzRandolph ,Edward Fitzrandolph Branch lines) burried St James churchyard (now Shelton or Edison), Piscataway, Middlesex Co Nj. Tombstone thought to have been destroyed when the British built breastworks for encampment.

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The passenger record entry in 'The Great Emigration' of 1630 of the Winthrop Fleet lists 'Edward Fitz Randolph of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, Scituate'. Said to have built the 39th house in Scituate, Plymouth Colony in 1636. Called in deeds as a yeoman or farmer. Photo is of the 'Winthrop Fleet'.

Sources:

Oris H.F. Randolph, (1980), 'Edward Fitz Randolph Branch Lines & Allied Families & English & Norman Ancestry', Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Here, then, once more the writer pauses to recapitulate his ascertainments and conclusions. To the following ancestral story - here given in merest outlne - any American Fitz Randolph, who has been at the trouble of tracing his lineage back to Edward the Pilgrim, may, we believe, safely and reasonably link his line.

  • (24) CHRISTOPHER FITZ RANDOLPH (son of Randolph, fifth son of Duke of Westmoreland). Married Joan, daughter and heiress of Cuthbert Langton of Langton Hall. Died 1588.
  • (25) EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH of Langton Hall. With whom was found and in whom was confirmed by the "Visitation" of 1614 the Fitz Randolph Arms substantially as borne by the Lords of Middleham and by the Spennithorne branch of Fitz Randolph. Died probably about 1635.
  • '(26) EDWARD FITZ RANDOLPH - Pilgrim. Married May 10, 1637, at Scituate, Mass., to Elizabeth Blossom, daughter of Thomas and Anne Blossom. Moved to Piscataway, N. J., 1669. Died 1675.
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  • 'An American Family History
  • http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Bonham%20Family/BonhamSarahFitzRandolph.html#JohnFitzrandolph
  • Sarah Bonham Fitz Randolph was born on February 16, 1664/65 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Her parents were Nicholas Bonham and Hannah Fuller.
  • She married John Fitz Randolph on October 1, 1681 in Piscataway. John was born on October 7, 1653 in West Barnstable. He was the son of Edward Fitz Randolph and Elizabeth Blossom. The Bonham and Fitz Randolph families were close neighbors in Barnstable and John was an early member of the First Baptist Church of Piscataway.
  • John was a large landowner and in 1707 was one of the original members of the Seventh Day Baptist Church.
  • Their children were Sarah Fitz Randolph (1682), Francis Fitz Randolph (1682), Elizabeth Fitz Randolph (1683), Temperance Fitz Randolph (1685), Temperance Fitz Randolph (1687). John Fitz Randolph (1693), and Edward Fitz Randolph (1698).
  • John died in 1685. Mayflower Families says that on June 26, 1685 the widow Elizabeth Fitz Randolph of Piscataway deeded land to her son John Fitz Randolph.
  • Sarah died in 1737 in Belvedere, New Jersey. On January 16, 1738 administation of the estate of widow Sarah Fitz Randolph was granted to John Fitz Randolph.
  • from History of the First Baptist Church of Piscataway
  • Stelton, New Jersey, 1889, by Oliver B. Leonard, Esq.
  • The Fitz Randolphs
  • By far the most numerous representatives of any one family in the township were the Fitz Randolphs, who descended from a distinguished Norman line settling in England with William the Conqueror, A. D. 1066. They became owners of vast estates in Yorkshire and the adjacent county of Nottingham. From the last named shire came 'Edward Fitz Randolph, the ancestor of the American famity', who settled with his parents in Massachusetts about 1630, at the town of Scituate. In early manhood he married Elizabeth Blossom, of Puritan stock, and their children, born at Barnstable in the Plymouth colony, that lived to grow up and become heads of families, were Nathaniel, Hannah, Mary, John, Joseph, Elizabeth, Thomas, Hope and Benjamin.
    • Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, the oldest, born in 1642, became a Quaker, and one of the most influential of the sect. He migrated to Woodbridge township in 1678-9, locating near the Blazing Star ferry. He was the father of eight children, and a man of remarkable usefulness and importance in the commonwealth, filling all the local and county offices and prominent in the colonial government.
    • His brothers, John, Joseph, Thomas and Benjamin, just mentioned, had moved to Piscataway ten years earlier- in 1668-9 and were all of the Baptist persuasion except Benjamin. The emigration of this family to New Jersey was prompted by the severe enactments of the court of the old colonies, prohibiting the free exercise of individual consciences, compelling every person to sustain by tax the established Church worship, and imposing banishment upon any who opposed infant baptism.
    • John Fitz Randolph , the oldest of the Piscataway branch, was born in 1653, and married Sarah Bonham in 1675. He is known as a constituent member of this Church and one of the largest landholders in the township.
    • Joseph Fitz Randolph, the next oldest, born in 1656, was father of twelve children by his wife, Hannah Conger, a member of one of the Woodbridge families. None of this familiar name attained to greater usefulness in the Church and colony than their immediate descendants. To verify the statement would only require the mention of the heirs of his son, Joseph, who married Rebecca Drake; and his daughter, Hannah, who married Andrew Drake; and his son, Jonathan, whose wife was Margaret Manning; and his daughter, Prudence, who married Nathaniel Manning.
    • Thomas Fitz Randolph, the third son of the old patriarch, was born in 1659, and married Eliza Manning, having only six children. He was Clerk of the township and one of the first group of Selectmen to manage the affairs of the town, and served as deputy in the General Assembly.
    • Benjamin Fitz Randolph, the youngest, born 1663 married Sarah Dennis, and was taken in as a townsman of Piscataway in 1684. but moved to Princeton in 1696-9 with a colony of Friends whom William Penn induced to settle on a fertile plantation watered by Stony Brook, a tributary of the Millstone River.
    • These five Fitz Randolph brothers were progenitors of a numerous and prominent family-lineage who have produced some of the best citizens' of colonial days and give to the State and country illustrious soldiers and statesmen, eminent legislators and jurists, leamed-professors, distinguished divines, successful merchants and valuable members of society in the more quiet walks of life.
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Name Edward Fitz Randolph Gender Male Birth? BEF 5 JUL 1607 Nottingshire, England Christening[1] 5 JUL 1607 Nottingshire, England Baptism? 05 JUL 1607 Alt Birth? 5 Jul 1607 Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England Immigration[3] 1630 Marriage 10 May 1637 Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Blossom Death? 1675-1676 Burial[2] ABT 1675 Middlesex Co., NJ Alt Death[1] 1684 Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey Alt Burial? St. James Churchyard, Middlesex County, New Jersey

 Edward Fitz Randolph, the Pilgrim, and the progenitor of  the Fitz Randolph family line in America, was undoubtedly the "Edward Fitzrandell", the son of Edward Fitz Randolph or Randall and his second wife Frances Howis or Howes, baptized at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Co., Nottingham, England, on July 8, 1607.  "Fitz Randolph Traditions" by the late Lewis Van Syckel Fitz Randolph gives much on the English antecedent of the family.
 Among the seven hundred passengers who came over in the eleven vessels which comprised the "Winthop Fleet" and which was know as the "Great Immigration" of 1630, was Edward Fitz Randolph, who settled in Scituate, Mass.  Pastor Lathrop's diary asserts that the "young Master Edward Fitzrandolph built the 38th house in Scituate, Mass."  He married in Scitutate, May 10, 1637, Elizabeth Blossom.
 Edward and Elizabeth moved from Scituate to Barnstable, Mass., in 1639 and his name appears in the list of those able to bear arms in New Plymouth in 1643. In 1649, Edward moved from Barnstable to his farm, "a great double lot", in Piscataway, N.J., leaving his son Nathaniel and his daughter, Mary, wife of Samuel Hinckley, in West Barnstable, and his daughter, Hannah, wife of Jasper Taylor, in Yarmouth.

In the "Book of Records" of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph it states that Edward lived to be nearly eighty years of age." It is often stated that Edward died in Piscataway in 1675 or 1676, which would make him only about 68 or 69 at his death, so it seems probable that he lived until 1684 or 1685. After Edward's death, Elizabeth gave her four sons, John, Joseph, Thomas and Benjamin, on June 26, 1685 the land she had located in her husband's name, and on June 30, 1685 she married Capt. John Pike of Woodbridge, N.J. Julianna Fitz Randolph Wood tells us in her "Family Sketches" that Elizabeth "was buried by her first husband" in the west corner of what is now St. James Church yard, Piscataway, N.J. During the Revolution, as the British troops came down King George's Highway (now Woodbridge Avenue) breastworks were thrown across the plot, and after the war was over and the ground leveled, no trace was found of the tombstones of either Edward or Elizabeth.

 He moved to Barnstable on Cape Cod 1639; was juryman 1641; sold house June 1, 1649 and moved to West Barnstable; moved family 1669 to Piscataway, N.J. because the New England Patriotism and religion were too restrictive.

Address: Note: Edward was said to have built the 38th house in Scituate, Plymouth Colony in 1636. He moved to West Barnstable and then in 1669 to Piscataway, NJ because New England's religion was too restrictive. He was a Quaker. His children were born in Barnstable and West Barnstable.

▼References ↑ 1.0 1.1 Reitwiesner, William Addams. William Addams Reitwiesner Genealogical Services: Royal, Noble, and Political Genealogies. ↑ Buried in St. James churchyard (now Stelton or Edison) Middlesex Co., N.J. The tombstone is though to have been destroyed when the British threw breastworks for encampment. ↑ Edward came to America with Winthrop Fleet

Edward and Elizabeth had 15 children: Mary Fitz Randolph - 1649 John Fitz Randolph Mary FitzRandolph Nathaniel Fitz Randolph 1640 - 1640 Nathaniel Fitz Randolph 1642 - 1713 Hannah Fitz Randolph BEF 1648 - Mary Fitz Randolph 1650 - John Fitz Randolph 1652 - Benjamin Fitz Randolph 1653 - John Fitz Randolph ABT 1653 - Joseph Fitz Randolph 1655 - 1726 Elizabeth Fitz Randolph 1656 - 1702 Thomas Fitz Randolph 1659 - Hope Fitz Randolph 1661 - Benjamin Fitz Randolph 1663 - 1746

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Edward Fitz Fitzrandolph, Jr.'s Timeline

1607
July 5, 1607
Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
July 5, 1607
Sutton in Ashfield, , Nottingham, England
July 5, 1607
Sutton-in-Ashfld, Nottinghamshire, England
July 5, 1607
Sutton-in-Ashfld, Nottinghamshire, England
July 5, 1607
Ashfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
July 5, 1607
Sutton-in-Ashfld, Nottinghamshire, England
July 5, 1607
Sutton-in-Ashfld, Nottinghamshire, England
July 15, 1607
Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England
1630
1630
Age 22
emigrated from England to Massachusetts Bay at beginning of Great Puritan
1630
Age 22
Scituate, New Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA