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John Hampton, Jr.

Birthplace: Elphinston, East Lothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Freehold, Monmouth County, Province of East Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hampton and Joane Hampton
Husband of Janet Riggs; Katherine Hampton and Martha Hampton
Father of Elizabeth Combs; Lydia Gordon; John Hampton; David Hampton; Andrew Hampton and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Hampton and John Hampton

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About John Hampton, Jr.

John Hampton b. 1643 Scotland, d. 1701 New Jersey

m1. Unknown. Possibly Janet Riggs.

  • child: Janet Hampton b. abt 1668 Elphinstone, East Lothian, Scotland d. 1761 Monmouth County, New Jersey

m2. 1675 Katherine Cloudsley


  • Elizabeth b. 1676 Elphinstone, East Lothian, Scotland;
  • Lydia b. 1678 Elphinstone, East Lothian, Scotland, d. 1717;
  • John b. 1681 d. 1747;
  • David b. abt 1682, d. 1710

m3. 1687 Martha Brown.


  • Andrew 1688- 1725;
  • Jonathan 1690;
  • Noah 1693- 1775

m4. C. 1698 Jane Curtis. Child:

  • Joseph 1702 - 1767

John Hampton, born 1640 in Midlothian, Scotland. Another researcher has him as being born in Elphinston, East Lothian. John Reid and he sailed from Leith to Aberdeen, Scotland and from Scotland to America on the ship “Exchange” and landed on December 19, 1683. John Barclay and William Penn sent both as overseers in charge of the Quaker settlement in NJ. Both men and John Hampton’s eldest daughter, Janet, were indentured for four years.

John Hampton died on January 23, 1701/1702 in Freehold in Monmouth, NJ. In Scotland, John Hampton was a gardener and lived in Elphingston, East Lothian, Scotland . At the time of his immigration to America, he was given a 10 acres on Amboy Point on November 22, 1682 and was indentured to pay for the land.

John Hampton immigrated with his wife, five children, his brother and his sister-in-law in 1683 on the ship "Exchange." He and John Reid were selected as joint-overseers of a venture organized by Quaker Robert Barclay of Urie, Scotland, a good friend of William Penn, to establish a "New Scotland" in America. Barclay became the first Governor of East Jersey in 1682 (in absentia). He died young at the age of 42 in 1690, never achieving his dream of establishing "New Scotland." John Hampton's will, which was probated 26 February 1702/3, mentions his third wife Jean and children Jannet Ray, Elizabeth, Lydia, John, David, Andrew, Jonathan, Noah and Joseph.

"Brothers Andrew and John Hampton, natives of Edinburgh, East Lothian Co., Scotland came to America in the year 1683. They sailed aboard the ship EXCHANGE landing on Staten Island December 19th of that year. John was a party to a venture sponsored by absentee Scottish proprietors to establish a "New Scotland" in America. John Hampton and John Reid had been selected in Scotland as joint overseers of the venture in America. John Hampton in consideration for his services as overseer received 10 pounds English currency prior to his departure from Scotland, his passage and 10 acres in Perth Amboy on arrival valued then at 5 pounds. He was to receive 25 pounds on a yearly basis for his services. The project was not successful, but during those uncertain years John Hampton continued to trade in land and was able to 'stay on the right team.'

"During this time John was a resident of Freehold, Monmouth County. He had numerous children by his several wives; his marriages were financially beneficial and he accumulated considerable land during his lifetime. However, after a short 20 years in New Jersey, he died in January 1702 at approximately 52 years of age. (See additional information about John at bottom of this page)

"Andrew Hampton, John's brother had married Margaret Cumine (Cummin, Cummings) on April 7, 1683, just prior to sailing for America. They took up residence in Essex County, NJ where he followed his profession as a tailor. He was interested and involved in government and civic activities in the community of Elizabeth Town for many years.

"On the death of his brother in 1702, Andrew took his family to Freehold for an extended period of time that he might secure his brother's financial holdings for the children of his brother. John's will names his children and his brother, Andrew who ' his headland for himself and wife, in 1688, 'adjoining to the Scotch Proprietor's servants head land,'at Blew Hills.' In 'Historic Houses of Early America' by Lathrop she mentions a house on Pearl Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey, built in 1696/7 by Andrew Hampton and his wife Margaret Cummins.

"Andrew did return to Elizabeth from Freehold; where his will was proved in 1738, Essex Co., NJ. He would have been approximately 80 years of age. His will mentions wife Margaret and the utensils and other things, 'which my said wife brought to me at marriage.' Children named in the will were John, Andrew, Margaret Hampton, Johannah, Lambert, Elizabeth Oliver, grandson Jonathan Hampton, son of James deceased, grandson Isaac Terrill, son of Mary deceased; and the eldest son Thomas, who received only 20 shillings.

"James Hampton, deceased son of Andrew was born 1699 in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NJ; married Mary Ann (last name unknown). James' will was proved May 23, 1732. Wife, Mary Ann died July 20, 1746; they are both buried in St. John's Churchyard, Elizabeth, NJ. Young Jonathan (son of the above deceased James) was born 1725 at Elizabeth, NJ and married Anne Carre in 1750. They were living in Freehold, Monmouth County in 1755/6 when daughter, Johanna was born.

2. JOHN2 HAMPTON (JOHN1?) was born Bet. 1640 - 1643 in Elphingstoun, East Lothian County, Scotland, and died January 23, 1702/03 of Middletown, Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. He married (1) ?. He married (2) KATHERINE CLOUDSLEY December 07, 1675 in Drumbouy, Scotland - at home of Alexander Hamilton in Drumbuy. He married (3) MARTHA BROWN March 03, 1686/87 in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, daughter of ABRAHAM BROWN and MARY POTTER. She was born Abt. 1645 in Mansfield, Burlington, New Jersey, of Shrewsbury, and died Abt. 1697 in New Jersey. He married (4) JEAN CURTIS Abt. 1692 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, daughter of THOMAS CURTIS and JANE. She was born February 11, 1660/61 in Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire, England, and died 1731 in of Freehold, New Jersey. His will probated 26 February 1702/3 in Freehold, Monmouth County, Province of New Jersey.

This John Hampton shows in the Scottish Quaker 'Record Book of Friends Att Urie', at page 93 as having affiliated with the Quaker movement in Scotland in January 1669. In Scotland Quaker Records, John Hampton m. December 7, 1675 in the home of Alexander Hamilton of Drumbouy to Katherine Cloudsley.

"John Hampton came to East New Jersey with five children and wife in December 1683, aboard the ship Exchange, from Elphingstoun, East Lothian County, Scotland. East Lothian is SE of Edinburgh and had the ancient name of Haddingtonshire. He was a party to a venture sponsored by absentee Scottish proprietors to establish a "New Scotland" in America. Robert Barclay of Urie, Scotland was the prime mover of this venture, and his Diary for September 1682 shows, "The Proprietors of East Jersey would have me a partner with them and did choose me their governor." Barclay would not have to leave Scotland to serve as the first governor of East Jersey. Robert Barclay was a close friend of William Penn, and on 23 September 1682, he purchased one-half of Penn's share of East Jersey. Penn had eleven partners who each sold one-half of their original share, making then twenty-four partners, or Proprietors. John Hampton and John Reid had been selected in Scotland as joint overseers of the venture in America. Both were of the Quaker persuasion on their arrival, Reid would later affiliate with the English Church and be designated as Surveyor General of East Jersey the same year in 1704. John Reid's account of the voyage on the Exchange has survived. The ship was from Stockton and James Peacock was the Master for the 1683 voyage. The voyage began at Leith on August 10, 1683, sailed to Aberdeen to take on additional passengers and supplies, then sailed on August 28 to reach Staten Island on December 19. The exact number of passengers on the Exchange for this voyage is not known, Reid did petition in December 1686 on behalf of the Scotish Proprietors, to the Perth Amboy Board of Proprietors, for the headlands in East Jersey for 47 servants imported in December 1683. The local board, "by warrant granted the same to be surveyed where desired." The Exchange was lost at sea after returning to Scotland from the 1683 voyage. Agreement was stated for the Overseers of the Quaker Movement, John Reid and John Hampton, "to have 25 lbs English Yearlie, and for the first year each a share of ten acres in Amboy Point which being accoumpted at 5 lb a piece with 10 lbs of money they received in Scotland before they went away, completing their first years payment." An accounting for the absentee proprietors done a few months after the arrival in 1683 showed John Hampton with 9 cows, 6 oxen, 2 horses and 1 mare, 2 breeding sows, 144.6.11 pounds in provisions, untensils, and necessaries. John Marsh had in hand 35.10.9 pounds for building John Hampton's house.

By January 8, 1685/6, John Hampton shows with patent for 164 acres from William Haige, Surveyor General. The land was on Navesink River near Cesaquakes, today the site of a state park. Haig had been registered in East Jersey as a new immigrant at the same time Hampton had. In July 1686, John Hampton petitions for his 175 acres of headlands, for himself, wife and five children. Children shown with him on arrival in December 1683 were Jannet, Elizabeth, Lydia, John and David.

One witness to the 1687 wedding at Shrewsbury of John Hampton and Martha Brown was George Keith (1638-1716), who had studied to be a Presbyterian minister in Aberdeen, Scotland, but became a Quaker in 1662. He came to America in 1684 and was Surveyor General of New Jersey until 1689 when he went to Philadelphia to be principal of Penn's Quaker School. On October 25, 1693 Hampton buys 500 acres from Keith of Philadelphia, land on the Burlington Path and adjoining land of Robert Barclay, Proprietor.

In 1696 he sold the 500 acres purchased 3 years earlier from Quaker Keith, to one Benjamin Borden of Freehold, Monmouth County.

In the period prior to 1698, John Hampton married a third time, this time to a widow Jean Curtis Osborn, born in England in 1661.

1698, May 12, John Hampton, of Freehold, and wife Jane, sold a house, in Burlington, late in the tenure of Samuel Ogborne, former husband of Jane Hampton, to John Borradaill, of Burlington. Whether Keith converted any of the children of his old friend and supporter John Hampton in Freehold isn't evident. He does mention Freehold conversions of some young people. There is evidence that John Hampton's eldest daughter Jannet Ray (Rhea) who had married Robert Ray in 1689 in the Shrewsbury Quaker Meeting, was active in the activation of the old Tennent Church where she was cited as a woman of, "strong mind and scriptural application," and a communion member of Old Tennent. Her son David Ray was an elder in 1745, and in her will of 1761, she provides for the pastor William Tennent and for the Church.

In the name of God Amen the twentieth and third day of January one thousand seven hundred and two years According to the computation of the church of England, I John Hampton of Freehold in the County of Monmouth and province of East New Jersey planter being of perfect memorie and Remembrance praised be God do make and ordaine this my last will and testament in Manner and form following Viz Imp. I bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty God my maker hoping that through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and as for my body to be buried in Christian buriall at the discretion of my Executor hereafter nominated. Item I give unto my son John Hampton the north east Lot of my land lying next to the dutch mans brook being part of that land which was formerly James Miller's. Item I give unto my son David Hampton the mid Lot of the said land Joyning to that I have given John my son. Item I give unto my son Joseph the south west lot of the said land lying next to James Reid's Land as also I give unto them my ditched meadow adjoyning to James Reid's Land after my widow Jean Hampton her marriage or decease and I likewise will that if one or more of my said sons shall die without heirs Lawfully begotten of their bodies yet then their Estate of Inheritance shall fall to their Surviving Brethren or their lawful heirs and likewise if any of them be minded to sell their above said Inheritance they prefer it first to their brethren or Lawful heirs. Item I give unto my son Andrew Hampton one hundred acres of Land I purchased from John Butler when he comes to be twenty one years of age. Item I give unto my son Jonathan Hampton one hundred Acres of Land upon which my house stands after my widow's marriage or death when he is of age twenty one years. Item I give unto my son Noah Hampton the middle hundred acres lying twixt that I have given to my sons Andrew and Johathan Hampton after my widow marriage or decease when he comes to the age of twenty one years. And I will that my sons David, Jonathan and Noah Hampton live upon my said plantation and be assisting to my said widow till they come of age (if she see cause to keep them.) Item I give unto my wife Jean and her son Joseph Hampton four cows, two bigg steers, a year old bull, two year old heifers, and a year old steer of her choosing. Item in token of my love to Sarah and Mary Ogburns I give each of them a year old heifer. Item I give unto my daughters Elizabeth and Lydia each of them a cow. Item I give unto my sons John, David, Jonathan, Andrew and Noah Hampton all the rest of my estate to be Equally divided among them by my Executor. Item I give unto my wife Jean and her son Joseph Hampton my horses called Buck Jack and the young horse that runs in the woods. Item to my sons John and David Hampton my two old mares that run in the woods and the horse called Cupid and will that they give to my sons Jonathan and Noah two mare Colds when the mares breeds them. Item I give my son Andrew Hampton my young mare in the woods. Item to Jean my wife and my son Joseph twelve of my sheep of her choosing. Item to Sarah and Mary Ogburns two Ewes. Item to Jannet Rayes and her children three Ewes. Item to my four Grand Children four Ewes and all the rest of my sheep to my sons John, David, Andrew, Jonathan, and Noah Hampton. Item I give my daughters Elizabeth and Lydia two bedds and Bolsters which were their mothers with what other cloths my Executor finds can be sparred. Item to Jean my wife my great bible and after her decease to my son Joseph. Item to Jannet Ray my little bible. Item to my wife Jean and her Children all that belongs to her and her Children before our marriage and the Equall half of all my pewter and other half to my daughters Elizabeth and Lydia. Item to my sons John and David Hampton I give each of them an Iron pot. Item to Jean my wife and my son Joseph a case with knives and a case with bottles with all my provisions of meat and drink for the use of my house and I desire my Executor may make use of my wheat in the house and in the barn for paying all my debts and what is over paying my debts I give to my wife Jean and my son Joseph. Item to Jean my wife and my son Joseph the half of my crop of wheat on the ground and the other half thereof to my sons John and David Hampton on the condition that they cut down the same and take it up again carry it to my barn and then secure it thresh clean and transport it to the market. Item I give to Jean my wife and son Joseph my Cart & Cows, harrows, ax, aze, howes, siths and other tools and utensils upon my plantation with all the remaining vessels, tables, chairs, beds, bedsteads, chests and trunks together with two sows and their pigs and three hives of bees. Item all the rest of my Goods, Money, debts I give unto my wife Jean and my son Joseph Hampton upon Condition they pay all my debts and Legats and make Robert Ray of Freehold and Jean my wife Executors of this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal day and year above written in presence of: Andrew Burnet, John Trot, William Laing John Hampton (seal) William Laing and Andrew Burnet two of the hereunto Subscribing witnesses came before me and underwritten Commissionated for taking the probate of all last wills and Testaments within the province of East New Jersey and did solemny depose that they saw the above named John Hampton sign seal publish and declare the above written Instrument to be his last will and testament and yet at the same time he was of sound mind and perfect memorie to the best of their understanding Jurat vicesimo Sexto Die Feb Anno Domi 1702 Coram me. Thomas Gordon"

Capt Andrew HAMPTON's Co (60 men): John ADCOCK, Lieut. Ephraim HAMPTON, Ensign 1. Thomas ROBINSON, Sergeant 2. Wm WILLIAMS, sgt 3. John LANDRES, sgt 4. John WILLIAMS, Corpl 5. Fran. DAVENPORT, Corpl 6. Absalom BAKER, Corpl 7. Richard CEVERINTON, Corpl 8. Carter HEDGPETH, Corpl 9. Anthony CASSART, Drummer 10. Darwin ELWICK 11. William ROSE 12. Francis RANN 13. Thomas GOSS 14. Robert BOYD 15. Ephraim MERRIT 16. William WASHINGTON 17. James MEADOWS 18. Benjamin HUBBARD 19. John CLARK 20. Valentine WHITE 21. John JONES 22. Moses COPPOCK 23. John OGOWINE 24. Patrick LASHLEY 25. Mathew MYERS 26. David CASSART 27. John LANDRES, Junr. 28. James BOLLING 29. William BOLLING 30. Nicholas HORTON 31. Giles HEDGPETH 32. Francis FALKNER 33. Leonard ADCOCK 34. John MARROWIN 35. Emanuel FALKNER 36. Benjamin BOLLING 37. Daniel BLACKMAN 38. Malachi REEVES 39. Minos GREGGS 40. Francis WEST 41. Thomas MAY 42. Samuel FLAICK 43. Thomas FLAICK 44. Samuel FULLER 45. David STRAHAN 46. Owen READ 47. Samuel SMITH 48. John BOLLING 49. Joseph LANGSTON 50. John MATHEWS 51. James MORRIS 52. Samuel JOHNSON 53. David STROUD 54. Ebenezer WILSON 55. John GIBBS 56. Wililam SMITH 57. Joseph HALLEY 58. Lawrence PETTIFORD 59. Richard WATTS 60. Peter MARROWN Col. William Eaton's militia regiment Granville Co, NC- 1754 -end Hampton's Co - George Rutledge, (Augusta Co, VA & 'removed' to Carolina Abt 1745) who died Abt 1770 (will dated 21 Mar 1770 in Tyron Co., NC., wife Jean - - leaves to son James tract of land called the Nickson leve containing 150 a; son John the place on Dutchman's Creek containing 200 A. below Andrew Hampton's; son George place on Turkey Creek Cont 255 ac; son Charles, the place I now live on reserving same to wife for her life. Dau Mary, mare and 20 pounds in money; Dau Jean 25 lbs also tract of land on Broad River I got from James Ceisot. [The Rutledge family is placed on the South Branch of the Potomac (reported as one of the first settlers to the South Branch area) south of the Hampton family in VA circa 1743. Thus we seem to have a migration to NC circa 1745-48 - kh] 2. John , Jr. Landers (John ) was born 1 in 1739. He died 2 about May 1825 in Granville County, NC. Listed as John Landres Jr. in Captain Andrew Hampton's company, Col.William Eaton's militia regiment, Granville County NC, 8 Oct 1754. 3. John Landers and Frances Landers are major purchasers of personalproperty at the Estate Sale of John Landers, as was Andrew Hampton,recorded in Granville County Court September 1757 (Estate Records of JohnLanders, NC Archives, Granville County Estate Records Box 44.508.109,John Landers 1757). 4. The Muster Roll of the Regiment in Granville County, under the Commandof Col. William Eaton, 8 October 1754, Captain Andrew Hampton’s Companylist the following: John Landres, Sergeant; John Landres, Junr. (StateRecords of North Carolina, Vol. XXII, page 370, 379-380) of John Landers Granville , NC grants: 1/30/1754 John Langston- 640 AC Granv. Co, below S/Prong, Tar Riv. 5/9/1755 John Langston, 374 AC Granville Co. Par. ofSt John's, Andrew Hampton's Creek 1754, Oct. 8 ABSALOM LANGSTON, James Langston, Solomon Langston, Richrd Bennett on Muster Roll, Granville County Militia under the command of Colo. William Eaton. Joseph Langston listed in Capt. Andrew Hampton's Co 1744 - Indenture made December 5, 1744, between Andrew Moreman of St. Andrew Parish, Brunswick County, and John Parker of same, £160, both side of Stoney Creek, same being granted to the said Andrew Moreman by Letters patent dated 1 March 1743. Signed Andrew Moreman (bhm). Witnesses: William Poole, John Taylor Duke, Andrew Hampton. Court September 5, 1745, Indenture acknowledged by Andrew Moreman. Deed Book 3, Page 68. Indenture made 5 December 1744, between Andrew Moreman of St. Andrew Parish, Brunswick County, and John Parker of same, £160, both side of Stoney Creek, same being granted to the said Andrew Moreman by Letters patent dated 1 March 1743. Signed Andrew Moreman (bhm). Witnesses: William Poole, John Taylor Duke, Andrew Hampton. Court 5 September 1745, Indenture acknowledged by Andrew Moreman. (Deed Book 3, Page 68) 8 Oct 1754 Giles HEDGEPETH, a private in the militia regiment of Col. William Eaton, Capt. Andrew Hampton's company, Granville Co. N.C. [Note: Carter HEDGPETH (his brother) was a corporal in the same company.] 1 Malachi Reeves was in Captain Andrew Hampton's company of 60 men, (see page 38, COLONIAL GRANVILLE & ITS PEOPLE by Worth Ray). The authentic Militia roll of Col. William Eaton's Militia is in N.C. records, Vol. 22, pp 370, 380, taken at a muster on Oct. 8, 1754. He was always the one who paid the most tax, evidently the most affluent. 1751 Granville County, North Carolina, Tithe List on Dan River Associated Surnames: CLOUD, HAMPTON 1754 Granville County, North Carolina, Tithe List of Robert Harris My Ancestors: ANDREW HAMPTON, EPHRAIM HAMPTON 1757 Granville County, North Carolina, Procession Return of Andrew Hampton & 1761 Granville County, North Carolina List of Ezekiel Hampton Associated Surnames: GUNTER My Ancestors: EZEKIEL HAMPTON, ANDREW HAMPTON, EPHRAIM HAMPTON 1762 Granville County, North Carolina Tithe List of Robert Harris Associated Surnames: GUNTER My Ancestors: ANDREW HAMPTON, EZEKIEL HAMPTON 1762 1764 Granville County, North Carolina, Tithe List of Robert Harris Associated Surnames: GUNTER My Ancestors: ANDREW HAMPTON, EZEKIAL HAMPTON, EPHRAIM HAMPTON 1764 1765 Granville County, North Carolina, Tithe List of Robert Harris Associated Surnames: GUNTER My Ancestors: ANDREW HAMPTON, EZEKIEL HAMPTON, EPHRAIM HAMPTON Procession Return Of Andrew Hampton and Felmon Bradford 1757 Land prosession one track and part of another for Robart Harras in the presents of him salf [self] Robart Harras one one track for Felman Bradford in the presents of felmon bradford Juner and a part of one track for Elner Adcok in the presents of Lenard Adcok and one track of Land for Andrew Hampton in the presents of Ephram Hampton these Lands prosession in the y[e]ar 1757 by w__ been first sworn Andw Hampton felmon bradfordSource: Granville County, North Carolina, Tax Lists, CR044.701, State of North Carolina Library and Archives, Raleigh, NC MAY 12, 1761: In Granville County, North Carolina, Andrew Hampton sold to Edward Nowling (Knowland) 76 acres north of the Tarr River, part of a Granville grant to Hampton March 11, 1760. AUGUST 16, 1761: Andrew Hampton sells 200 acres for 30 Pounds current money to Isaiah Phipps in Granville County. AUGUST 17, 1761: Esaih Phipps' Granville will leaves to son Esaih a plantation in Hampshire County, Virginia on the south side of the South Branch (Potomac) containing 249 acres, adjoining Benjamin Foremand and John Wilson, to wife Ann Phipps a plantation in Hampshire County, Virginia containing 248 acres, and the 200 acres "where I now live" on both sides of Mill Creek, bought of Andrew Hampton in Granville County, North Carolina (bought the day before). 1763: Andrew Hampton and 36 other settlers from Granville, with 19 settlers from Edgecomb, petition for the repeal of the tax on free negros. Granville County Sch,A List of Taxables for the Year 1755 Andrew Hampton & Son Ephraim, 2-0-2 12 October 1743, Frederick Co., Virginia Deed Book 1, Page 4. Benjamin Bordan Sr., of Orange Co., Virginia leases to Benjamin Bordan Jr., of Orange Co., Virginia for 5 shillings a tract of land called Bull Skin lying in Orange Co., Virginia on the west side of the Shenando River, being two parts of a 722 acre grant to Bordan Sr. by patent in partnership with Andrew Hampton & David Griffith, conveyed to Bordan Sr., 1 October 1734. Bounded as follows: Beginning at a corner Sycamore tree in the line of Edward Maleys on the south side of Bull Skin Run, running thence North 436 poles to a corner Red Oak, thence 296 poles to a White Oak, thence south 52 poles to a Hickory, thence 200 poles to a White Oak, thence S 63 W 34 poles to a White Oak, thence S 35 W 84 poles to a Hickory, thence S 34 E 12 poles along, thence S 27 W 38 poles to a Red Oak saplin, thence S 15 E 34 poles to a Red Oak saplin with a large Hickory tree, thence East 180 poles to a Hickory in the edge of barren land, thence North 48 poles to a Walnut tree, thence N 30 E 138 poles to a Hickory saplin on the south side of Bull Skin Marsh, thence South 160 poles to a Hickory, thence N 82 E 304 poles to the beginning. Signed Benja Bordan, in the presence of William Fearnley, Mercy Fearnley, Elizabeth Kemp, Willaim Remey and Lancelot Westcott. Notes for ANDREW - MORE NOTES #2 - HAMPTON: 3. No will has been found for John Landers. However, an inventory of allthe "goods and chattels of John Landers" exists. Frances Landers andRobert Harris are listed as Administrators. (NC Archives, Granville Co.Estate Records, Box 44.508.109) Of particular interest is the entry:"Twenty books chiefly of Dutch print". The Record of the sale of items inthe inventory was dated 6 July 1757, recorded in the Court minutes 9 Sept1757 and listed the "whole of books" to Frances Landers for 1.6.0 lb.Present and purchasing at the sale were John Landers, Frances Landers,Nicholas Hopkins, Jacob Slaughter, Andrew Hampton, William Sloan, FrancisFowler, John Sherman, John White, Mathew Minor, George Thompson, WilliamJones, William Rose, Moses Coppock, Robert Harris and Minor Griggs. Totalvalue of sale: 89.57.35 lbs. 106VPB15p11417Aug1733George King 122MC# VPB17p68-695Jun1736George King [to Andrew Ha150a BRCO S side Roanoak River 248MC#A VPB26p655-65720 Aug 1748John King238a LUCO on both Sides of Grassy C 249MC#B VPB33p560-5613 Apr 1759John King623a LUCO on Grassey Creek Notes for SARAH: I have searched for Sarah, the wife of Andrew Hampton for and came up with nothing, other than speculation.Robert B. Cox, in "Notes on Andrew Hampton" written August 1981, submitted to the Garland Family Research Association, article 16F, was the first to allege that Sarah's maiden name was KUYKENDALL. As best I can tell, Cox based this on some circumstantial evidence (several Kuykendall's lived near Andrew Hampton in Virginia, served with him in the Revolution, and lived near him in North Carolina). There is only one documented reference so far found to Sarah [that I am aware of], the wife of Andrew Hampton. This reference stated:"Lunenburg Deed Book shows for March 3, 1746, Andrew Hampton and his wife Sarah selling for 40 pounds Virginia money to Field Jefferson, tract of 150 acres next to Ephraim Parham land. This tract is the same as bought from George King in 1740 by Andrew Hampton, the tract then in Brunswick. On March 3, 1746, the court ordered two justices to go to Sarah Hampton, to get her acknowledgement of the sale, because, "Sarah the wife of the said Andrew Hampton, cannot conveniently travel to our county court of Lunenburg to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance." This is the first and only entry found to show the wife Sarah." Its source was also Robert Cox - "The Hampton Family - Early in the Shenandoah Valley" compiled by Robert B. Cox, submitted to the "Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County", Volume IV, Number 2: May, 1976 (pages 72-78) & August, 1976 (p. 144-146). The GEORGE KUYKENDALL book is an excellent source on the Kuykendall family. It was written in 1919 and is about 1000 pages. In this book one will find several Sarah Kuykendall's, but none of them could have been the wife of Andrew Hampton. Other researchers have also not been able to find a candidate in the Kuykendall family for Andrews's wife Sarah. I have chosen to simply list her as SARAH, with no last name. Mr. Cox did some excellent research on the Hampton family, but his THEORY that Sarah was a Kuykendall has gotten general acceptance as a FACT, it would appear because so many people don't know where it all started, and assume that there must be multiple sources and further assume that "the more something is repeated, the more true or accurate it must be." Anyone who has done any genealogical research is well aware of the fallacy in this line of thinking. I do have two different JONES. One is Susannah, wife of Ezekial Jr., born NC, 1770, died NC, 1849, ten children. The other is Sarah, wife of Andrew Hampton Sr. The information that I have shows that Sarah Jones and Sarah Kuykendall information overlaps and that one of these persons did not exist or they may be one and the same. So

I do not know which is correct. I have a lot of info on Sarah Kuykendall as to birth, death, marriage date etc. but I cannot find any firm documentation. I know only one can be correct because the children are duplicates. However, I still find it difficult to dismiss Naomi Green's information without proof because of the many years of research done by her on the Hampton line as well as the many interviews she had with that family. So for now, I'm on the fence. If you find anything to clarify this, please let me know. I will do the same. Thanks
Phyllis Ceratto Evans - genforum
Note: John was from Elphinstone,E.Lothian. This is an area rife with Hamilton families from very early on. Has anyone considered that John may have been a Hamilton,the name being corrupted to Hamton and Hampton? John and wife Martha are ancestors of Howard Robard Hughes,Jr.(1905-1976),manufacturer,record-setting aviator,and motion picture producer(Hell's Angels,1930,Scarface,1932). Another descendant is Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon (Juliette Gordon Low 1860-1927),founder of the Girl Scouts.

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John Hampton, Jr.'s Timeline

October 1, 1643
Elphinston, East Lothian, Scotland
Age 32
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 34
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
September 5, 1681
Age 37
Elphinstone, East Lothian, Scotland
Age 39
Probably Scotland
Age 40
Age 40
Trenton, NJ