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John Fitzrandolph

Birthplace: Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Fitzrandolph, Jr. and Elizabeth Fitzrandolph
Husband of Sarah FitzRandolph and Sarah Fitzrandolph
Father of Sarah Smalley; Elizabeth Randolph; Temperance Martin; Francis Fitzrandolph; John Fitzrandolph and 1 other
Brother of Nathaniel Fitzrandolph; Nathaniel Fitz Randolph; Mary Hinckley; Mary Fitzrandolph; Hannah Taylor and 10 others

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About John Fitzrandolph

  • The Descendants of Edward Fitz Randolph and Elizabeth Blossom 1630 - 1950
  • 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.
    • Children, born in Piscataway, N. J. [7]:
      • i. SARAH, b. April 25, 1682; often said to have married JONATHAN SMALLEY, but an old Bible records shows he married Sarah Bird. [122].
      • ii. ELIZABETH, b. Feb. 18, 1683/4; died in Piscataway before 1707.
      • iii. FRANCIS, died in Piscataway before 1687.
      • iv. TEMPERANCE, b. Nov. 20, 1685; died in Piscataway Dec. 27, 1685.
      • 18. v. TEMPERANCE, b. June 15, 1687.
      • 18. TEMPERANCE3 FITZ RANDOLPH (5), born June 15, 1687 at Piscataway; married* about 1703 JOHN MARTIN, b. Dec. 29, 1683 at Piscataway, son of Thomas and Rebecca (Higgins) Martin.
      • *Did she marry second Joseph Manning, b. Mar. 4, 1672, son of Jeffrey and Hepzibah (Andrews) Manning? Ed.
      • 19. vi. JOHN, b. Nov. 2, 1693
      • 19. JOHN3 FITZ RANDOLPH (5), born Nov. 2, 1693 at Piscataway, N. J.; mar. about 1713, ANN ELIZABETH ___.
      • vii. EDWARD, b. May 25, 1698; no further record.
    • 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.


  • This Old Monmouth of Ours By William S. Hornor
  • 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, Oct. 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, I 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.
  • Pg. 286
  • JOHN FITZRANDOLPH (22), son of John (5), was of Hunterdon county. He was born 11-2-1693. The name of his wife was Ann Elizabeth __ __ __ __. Their children were: Isaac (69); John (70), born 4-4-1716; and, James (71), born 11-24-1721.


  • An American Family History
  • 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.


  • Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey ... edited by Francis Bazley Lee
  • Pg. 793
  • (III) Jonathan, eldest child of John (2) and Lydia (Martin) Smalley, was born in Piscataway, April 10, 1683, died some time after 1763, his will being dated July 27 of that year. He was the first of this name on the roll of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Piscataway. So strict and conscientious a Sabbatharian was he that when he leased part of his farm in 1734 to parties who were to quarry for minerals, he stipulated in the contract that no work or labor should be performed upon the premises on the seventh day of the week, during the term of the twenty-one year lease. He accumulated a large property for colonial times, both real and personal, which he divided by will among his children. About 1707 Jonathan Smalley married Sarah, eldest child of John and Sarah Fitz-Randolph. This was the first marriage on record between these two families, subsequent generations of those bearing these surnames seem to have had a special affinity for one another, and within the next three years more than a dozen marriages accurred between them. The Fitz-Randolphs and Smalleys had both emigrated from their native land and settled in their Cape Cod Colony within a year or two of each other, and no longer a period had intervened between their final settlements in Piscataway, New Jersey. The homesteads and outlined plantations of the sons of these pioneers were in close proximity, and around them dwelled the Bonhams, Dunns, Dunhams, Martins and others. Most of these families were intimately related by marriage, but became greatly estranged by religion. The occasion was the existence in Piscataway of two Baptist churchs, one worshipping on Sunday, the other observing Saturday. The former was organized between 1686 and 1689, and the latter between 1705 and 1707. It is a noticeable coincident also that in the union of these families such a large number became actively identified with the newer of the reliqious interest. Not only was Jonathan Smalley the first of the name on the roll of the Seventh Day Baptist, but his wife was the earliest recoded in the list of females, having united with the church before her marriage. Most of Jonathan Smallley's ten children became identified with the same church on reaching adult years, and especially active in these relations were his sons, John and Jonathan, Jr. His youngest son Andrew, referred to below, however, departed from his father's religious preferences.


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John Fitzrandolph's Timeline

January 2, 1652
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
October 7, 1652
October 7, 1652
October 7, 1653
Age 1
W. Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
October 7, 1653
Age 1
West Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
October 7, 1653
Age 1
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
October 1, 1681
Age 29
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
April 25, 1682
Age 30
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
February 18, 1683
Age 31
Piscataway, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
January 15, 1687
Age 35
Woodbridge, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey