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Roger Pedrick, Jr.

Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 21, 1693 (48)
Salem County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Roger Roger Pedrick, Sr.; Sir Roger Pedrick; Lady Rebekah Pedrick (Holeman) and Elizabeth Billings
Husband of Rebecca Petherton Pedrick
Father of Joan Pedrick; John Pedrick, Sr.; William Pedrick; Rebekah Thompson (Pedrick); Thomas Pedrick and 3 others
Brother of Deborah Hewes (Pedrick); Joseph Pedrick; John C Pedrick; Hannah Pedrick; Stillborn Pedrick and 1 other

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About Roger Pedrick, Jr.

Roger Pedrick married Rebekah Holeman on March 27,1669 at Radcliffe Friends Meeting in England. He dwelt in the Parish of St Paul, Shadwell, County of Middlesex. This county is contiguous to the north, northeast and southeast of the city of London with the town of Shadwell lying near the city limits, no doubt now included in the city proper. Previous to 1699, he was connected with the Society of Friends as indicated by his place of marriage. He was a lighterman by trade and probably had his own business in the unloading of merchant vessels.

John Fenwick, a friend of Roger Pedrick, was granted land by the King of England that was to become Cumberland and Salem Counties. John Fenwick and Roger Pedrick sailed to America on wither the ships Griffin or Mary which left London on or about the same time in July arriving in Salem in September in the year 1675. The ship "Griffin" was 60 feet long and 36 feet tall at the main mast, and carried between 150-200 passengers. Six Pounds Passage money was the fare and it was no small sum to get together. Roager settked in Marcus Hook but became interested in New Jersey around Oldmans Creek. The indians that lived in this Area were of the Lenni Lenape Tribe and they called the Creek "Kag-Koksiz-Archens-Sippus". The story is told of an old Indian Chief who had a crooked finger and in comparing this to the creek, thus Old Mans Creek was named.

Roger purchased 1000 acres of the Fenwick Land beside Oldmans Creek for 1.3 cents per acre. The conveyance is recoeded in Book 1, salem Deeds, Page 100. The original may be existence somewhere and was drwan in England on parchment or sheepskin probably by John Eldridge and wife to Roger Pedrick and wife. The conveyance is recorded on Pafe 5 of the Pedrick Book. It reads as follows: Know all men by these presents that John Eldridge of the parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, in the County of Middlesex, Tanner and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds of lawful money of England to him the said John Eldridge in hand paid at and before the unsealing and delievery of those present by Roger Pedrick of the parish of St. Paul, Shadwell,aforesaid, lighterman, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledge, have granted, bargained and sold andby these present do grant bargain and sell unto the said Roger Pedrick and Rebecca his wife and the heirs and assigns of the said Roger for over one thousand acres of land wihin the province of New Cesaeria or New Jersey in America. Paying, therefore yearly and every year the yearly rent of Indian corn on the ninth and twentieth day of the seventh month called September if...demanded.

Bewtween September, 1675 and 1677, Roger was adjusting himself toward the arriving of his family from England. His wife and son John, Born in England, came undoubtedly in 1677 and joined him in September. He became a very successful farmer in what is now Pedricktown and died in September 1692, when but 47 years of age having lived in America just 17 years. Roger had one other real estate purchase in 1679 in New Jersey as follows appearing in Salem Deed book B-P-126. Roger Pedrick, 140 acres. This property was sold to him from the lands of John Fenwick by William Penn, Governor of the province of Pennsylvania. No consideration was named for this land but in an account of Quit Rents of 1690, an assessment of one shilling was made against the above 140 acres.

Roger Pedrick's will was recorded on the 9th of April 1693 and listed in Book A-Pages 91-92, at Trenton, NJ., and indicated an inventory of 4 oxen, 2 horses and 2 mares. For Horses and two colts, appraised at 10 Pounds or $50.00 shows the cheapness of things at that time. Farm implements, household supplies and grain seem to have mosly neglected by the appraisers. since it was September, the crops had mostly been gathered which at the time was mostly grain. The day of sweet potato and tomoto had not come. Neither does it seem that he went into the cattle raising as many were doing in Cape May County considerably on the beaches along the coast. See Salem Wills Book A-P-91-Inventory, copy on page 10 of the Pedrick Book. The Will also states: I give to my Eldest son John Pedrick, four hundred acres of land and marsh at ye first landing upon the Creek bordering on Pedricks Neck, to him & his heirs forevermore". I give to my loving wife Rebekah Pedrick during her natural life all the reamining part of the land boarding as aforesaid. And all the Goods and Chatels to her forever Whom I do nominate & constitute my Sole Executrix. I give to my three youngest sons, Thomas, Michael & Philip after the decease of my wife all the remaining part of land. Aforesaid to be equally divided between them. It witness whereof I have set my hand ans seale this fourteenth day of March in ye year of our Lord God 1692 Signed Roger Pedrick

Roger's place of burial remains unknown

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Roger Pedrick, Jr.'s Timeline

March 27, 1645
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
March 21, 1668
Ottery Saint Mary, Devon, England, United Kingdom
April 7, 1671
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
April 7, 1674
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
September 14, 1678
Marcus Hook, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
February 14, 1681
Marcus Hook, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Marcus Hook, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
February 7, 1685
Marcus Hook, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Marcus Hook, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States