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Sarah Fitzrandolph (Bonham)

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: January 16, 1737 (72)
Piscataway, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nicholas Bonham, Sr. and Hannah Bonham
Wife of John Fitz Randolph, I
Mother of Sarah Smalley; Elizabeth Randolph; Temperance Martin; Francis Fitzrandolph; John Fitzrandolph and 1 other
Sister of Hannah Lippington; Mary Dunham; Hezekiah Bonham, Sr.; Elizabeth Slater; Elijah Bonham and 5 others

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About Sarah Fitzrandolph

  • 'The Descendants of Edward Fitz Randolph and Elizabeth Blossom 1630 - 1950
  • '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.
    • 19. vi. JOHN, b. Nov. 2, 1693
    • vii. EDWARD, b. May 25, 1698; no further record.
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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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  • 'Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society By New Jersey Historical Society
  • Pg. 161
  • 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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  • 'Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey ... edited by Francis Bazley Lee
  • Pg. 793
  • (III) Jonathan, eldest child of John (2) and Lydia (Martin) Smalley, was born in Piscataway, April 10, 1683, died some time after 1763, his will being dated July 27 of that year. He was the first of this name on the roll of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Piscataway. So strict and conscientious a Sabbatharian was he that when he leased part of his farm in 1734 to parties who were to quarry for minerals, he stipulated in the contract that no work or labor should be performed upon the premises on the seventh day of the week, during the term of the twenty-one year lease. He accumulated a large property for colonial times, both real and personal, which he divided by will among his children. About 1707 Jonathan Smalley married Sarah, eldest child of 'John and Sarah Fitz-Randolph'. This was the first marriage on record between these two families, subsequent generations of those bearing these surnames seem to have had a special affinity for one another, and within the next three years more than a dozen marriages accurred between them. The Fitz-Randolphs and Smalleys had both emigrated from their native land and settled in their Cape Cod Colony within a year or two of each other, and no longer a period had intervened between their final settlements in Piscataway, New Jersey. The homesteads and outlined plantations of the sons of these pioneers were in close proximity, and around them dwelled the Bonhams, Dunns, Dunhams, Martins and others. Most of these families were intimately related by marriage, but became greatly estranged by religion. The occasion was the existence in Piscataway of two Baptist churchs, one worshipping on Sunday, the other observing Saturday. The former was organized between 1686 and 1689, and the latter between 1705 and 1707. It is a noticeable coincident also that in the union of these families such a large number became actively identified with the newer of the reliqious interest. Not only was Jonathan Smalley the first of the name on the roll of the Seventh Day Baptist, but his wife was the earliest recoded in the list of females, having united with the church before her marriage. Most of Jonathan Smallley's ten children became identified with the same church on reaching adult years, and especially active in these relations were his sons, John and Jonathan, Jr. His youngest son Andrew, referred to below, however, departed from his father's religious preferences.
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Sarah Fitzrandolph's Timeline

August 1, 1641
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
August 1, 1641
Barnstable, Barnstable, Ma
August 1, 1641
Barnstable, Barnstable, Ma
August 1, 1641
Barnstable, Barnstable, Ma
August 1, 1641
Scituate, Norfork, MA
August 1, 1641
Barnstable, Barnstable, Ma
August 1, 1641
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
February 16, 1664
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
April 25, 1682
Age 18
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey