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John Fitzrandolph

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Piscataway, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
Death: Died in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Fitz Randolph, I and Sarah Fitzrandolph
Husband of Elizabeth Fitzrandolph
Father of Isaac Fitz Randolph; John Fitz Randolph and James Fitz Randolph
Brother of Sarah Smalley; Elizabeth Randolph; Temperance Martin; Francis Fitzrandolph and Edward Fitzrandolph

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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.:
    • 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
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  • '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.
  • 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).
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  • '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.
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John Fitzrandolph's Timeline

November 2, 1693
Piscataway, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
November 10, 1713
Age 20
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
April 4, 1716
Age 22
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
November 24, 1721
Age 28
Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ
Age 89
Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States