Sarah Smalley (Fitz Randolph) (1682 - 1762)

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Nicknames: "Sarah FitzRANDOLPH", "Ann Fitz Randolph"
Birthplace: Piscataway Township, Middlesex, NJ, USA
Death: Died in Piscataway Township, Middlesex, NJ, USA
Managed by: George Gregory Roch
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About Sarah Smalley (Fitz Randolph)

Death date also reported as 7/27/1762

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  • 'An American Family History
  • http://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Bonham%20Family/BonhamSarahFitzRandolph.html
  • 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).
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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.
  • 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).
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  • 'Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society By New Jersey Historical Society
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=N7SfAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=Abraham+Smalley+1748&source=bl&ots=uBhwC3L9_1&sig=wQv8PuA6OUGCtWn8jCB2oPGVPjU&hl=en&ei=jY56TdjNKtH3rAHQ6535BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDIQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Abraham%20Smalley%201748&f=false
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  • The oldest son of John, Jr., and Lydia Smalley, was 'Jonathan Smalley, born April 10, 1683, who married about 1707, Sarah Fitz-Randolph, the oldest child of John and Sarah Fitz-Randolph. . . . By his last will made July 27, 1762, his many bequests are made known. His son John receives 210 pounds sterling, and Jonathan, Jr., is given 250 pounds sterling. All his "lands and salt meadows" are devised to his son Andrew.
  • Andrew Smalley, born December 20, 1726, was married February 26, 1746-7, by Rev. Jonathan Dunham, the Seventh-Day Baptist minister at that time in Piscataway. His wife was Agnes Coriell, born May 8, 1728, daughter of David and Elsie.
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  • 'The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography, Volume 21 By Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=UhQUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA126&lpg=PA126&dq=Abraham+Smalley+1748&source=bl&ots=Zq9G0iM1bf&sig=rKQkSjkLJlRWHX2t_rN0R8bXUgA&hl=en&ei=FY16TY6wKsO6qwHY9oXCBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CC8Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Abraham%20Smalley%201748&f=false
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  • SMALLEY. -- January 6, 1897. William Kilpatrick, of Newark, New Jersey, says, " I am the son of Aaron Ogden Kilpatrick and Elizabeth (Smalley) Kilpatrick. My mother was a daughter of Abraham Smalley and Mary Van Nortwick, granddaughter of Abraham Smalley (of Harris's Lane, Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey), born May 2, 1748, who married, October 8, 1772, Catherine Emans, born January 25, 1756, and great-granddaughter of Andrew Smalley, born about 1709."
  • Andrew Smalley was the son of 'Jonathan Smalley and Sarah ___,' grandson of John Smalley, Jr., and Lydia Martin, and great-grandson of John Smalley, Sen., and Ann ___, who came from Eastham, Cape Cod, and settled in Piscataway Township soon after 1666.
  • Land for which John Smalley, Sen., and John Smalley, Jr., received patents is still owned by descendants bearing the name.
  • EMMA FINNEY WELCH.
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Sarah Smalley's Timeline

1682
April 25, 1682
Piscataway Township, Middlesex, NJ, USA
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1692
Age 9
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
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New Jersey, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
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June 1707
Age 25
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
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Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ
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Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ
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Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ
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Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ