Jane Sharp (Curtis) (1661 - 1731)

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Birthplace: Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania
Managed by: Peter Jay
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About Jane Sharp (Curtis)

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/AndrewHamptonAncestry.html

http://www.pennock.ws/surnames/fam/fam20315.html -------------------- JEAN CURTIS: She was left in possession of John's land until her death or remarriage and she didn't remarry until 1706. She was the daughter of Thomas and the wife of Samuel Ogborne. This original Quaker record of Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire shows her birth on February 11, 1661, and the two sisters who accompanied her to New Jersey. The Northamptonshire area was the cradle of Quakerism in England from its origins in the 1640s.Samuel married Jane Curtis, an English Quaker emigrant, in 1684 and Jane's Quaker origins are well documented.

She came with her parents to Springfield Township, Burlington County, NJ by 1685. The Minutes of Burlington Monthly Meeting state that, "Jane Ogborne" the daughter of Thomas Curtis hath gone contrary to truth and hath brought dishonor to God and grieved his people. Friends have visited her; she was very tender and doth condemn it.

The Will of Samuel Ogborne, of Burlington County, N.J. dated November 4, 1694 and proved December 8th following, named his wife Jane executrix; mentions his children, not by names; and appoints his brother-in-law Peter Harvey trustee.

The widow Jane Hampton married third on June 12, 1706, under Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting, Nathaniel FitzRandolph of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ who died testate in 1714. Will of Nathaniel FitzRandolph; Executor: "my: said wife to be my whole and sole Executrix." Overseers: "my well Esteemed friends, John Laing and John Rinsey, and my son Samuel Fitz-Randolph and by Counsel help Execute this my last will." Witnesses: John Laing, William Laing, Edward Fitz-Randolph and John Kinsey. The same Laing family was mentioned in John Hampton's will.

1714, May 12. Declaration of "Jean, the widow & Executrix of Nathaniel Fitzrandolph," before Thomas Gordon, Surrogate.

1715, 2 mo, 15 At a monthly meeting, at Woodbridge, of this date, Jane Fitzrandolph requested a certificate of removal for herself, her son-in-law, Edmond Kinsey, and his wife, to Falls Monthly Meeting. At a monthly meeting, at Falls, of this date, Edmond Kinsey, wife, and mother-in-law, produced a certificate of removal from Woodbridge Monthly Meeting.

1719, 8mo., 7. At a monthly meeting, at Falls, of this date, Jane Fitzrandolph was granted, a certificate of removal. Minutes of Falls Monthly Meeting.

John Sharp, of Evesham, Burlington County, and Jane Fitzrandle, widow, were married under Haddonfield Monthly Meeting, Gloucester County, NJ, 1725, 3mo., 17. Will of John Sharp, of Evesham, Burlington County, proved March 29, 1727 mentioned wife, Jane.

1729," 8th day of ye '6-'th month called August." Will of Jane Sharp, of Buckingham, in County of Bucks and province of Pennsylvania, widow; proved,, Dec. 13, 1731, mentioned: To my son Samuel Ogburne the sum of 8 pounds proclamation money.""to my son Joseph Hampton 12 pound.""to my son in law Edmond Kinsey 5 pounds." "to my son in law Jonas Ketle 5 pound.""to my son Benjamin Fitzrandolph ..."to my Grand daughter Jane engle a great pewter dish.""to my daughter Mary Ketle 25 pound.""to my daughter Sarah Kinsey 25 pound.""after my legacies is payd if any money remains let it be given to my two daughters and Jo Hampton.""to my daughter Mary's three daughters and to my daughter's Sarah's three daughters and to my son Joseph Hampton's one daughter (who are all now living) 7 pound in Silver and Gold,twenty shillings apeace each." "to Mary Kinsey and Elizabeth Kinsey each of them one trunk.""all my horse and mares be sold or valued and the value of them to pay all charges to my executors that may accrue to them by funeral expenses or any otherwise whatsoever upon my account and after legacys and other charges are all payd if any thing remains of value I hereby give it to Edmond Kinsey, but if it should so happen that my estate shall fall short of paying my legacyes and all charges then ..... all Legtees shall abate their proportion according to their shares.""I give my executors forty shillings apiece."Executors: "my son in law Edmond Kinsey and Joseph Fell." Witnesses: John Hill and Elizabeth Fell. The testator made her mark to the will.

1731, 28th of December. The inventory of her personal estate was exhibited, which was made 18th day of the Ninth Month, 1731, by John Hill and John Walton, and amounted to £118-10-9.

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Jane Sharp's Timeline

1661
April 11, 1661
Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire, England
1683
1683
Age 21
Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey, USA
1685
1685
Age 23
1685
Age 23
1686
1686
Age 24
Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey, Usa
1687
February 7, 1687
Age 25
1690
1690
Age 28
1691
1691
Age 29
1695
1695
Age 33
Freehold, Monmouth County, Province of East Jersey
1702
1702
Age 40
Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA