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John Pridmore

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: All Hallows Barking Parish, London, Middlesex, England
Death: 1706 (56)
Piscataway, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Nickolas Pridmore and Elizabeth Pridmore
Husband of Anne Pridmore
Father of John Predmore; Benjamin Pridmore; Jacob Pridmore; George Pridmore; Anne Predmore and 2 others

Managed by: Matthew Charles Oslan
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About John Pridmore


JOHN PRIDMORE (PREDMORE) (1661-1702) John Pridmore (Predmore) was born at Dorsetshire, England in 1661. When he immigrated to the New World is not known; however, he is recorded as among the first settlers of Piscataway and Woodbridge, New Jersey. John Pridmore married Anne Higgins in 1682, at Piscataway, New Jersey. Anne Higgins was born in 1663 in Eastham, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Richard Higgins and his second wife, Mary Yates of Plymouth. Richard Higgins was a resident and pioneer settler of Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, as well as a settler of Piscataway, New Jersey. Not much is known of the Higgins–Pridmore family, except that they were land owners, operated their own farms and performed services for the community. Among their holdings was land along the Raritan River (Predmore Swamp) reported to have become the site of Rutgers College. South of Piscataway, in the center of the colony of New Jersey, by Cranbury Creek, a mill town began to be developed along an old Indian trail much used by colonial travelers. In 1697 Cranbury Towne received its charter from the King. Responding to the needs of travelers for a place to eat and drink, get fresh horses and spend the night, John Predmore, Jr. operated a post house as early as 1730, on the site of the present Cranbury Inn. He also ran a stage from Philadelphia to New York in the 1750’s. His house was replaced in 1780 by the Perrine House. Daniel Byram Bush #345 REFERENCES Manuscript Collection, NJ Genealogy Vol. VII, No 4913-5541, Dec 19, 1914 & Dec 16, 1916. New Jersey Historical Society. First Settlers of Piscataway and Woodbridge, New Jersey, New Jersey Genealogy Vol. No 5115, Stryker Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War, New Jersey Historical Society.

From Latter Day Saints NOTES (1) (possibly born in All Hollows, Barking Parrish, London, England ) came from England in 1681? The first Pridmore in NJ. The Middlesex area of Piscataway back then (1680/1681) was known as the Piscataway Plantation. * John owned 1280a in 1681 Indians Ferry, NJ. The area that John Pridmore owned was known as "Pridmore Swamp" and it was on the west side of the Raritan River. CITING THIS RECORD The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2016-06-09), entry for John /Pridmore/. PEDIGREE RESOURCE FILE Person Count 16,142

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John Pridmore's Timeline

London, Middlesex, England
Age 31
Age 31
February 23, 1683
Age 33
Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
August 1, 1686
Age 36
Piscataway, NJ, USA
August 1, 1688
Age 38
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
Age 39
Province of East Jersey
Age 46
New Jersey
Age 49
New Brunswick, NJ, USA