Vincent Runyon, II

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Vincent Runyon (Rongnion), II

Also Known As: "Runyon"
Birthplace: Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, Poitiers, France
Death: Died in Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henri-Rene Rongnion and Renee Rongnion
Husband of Ann Runyon (Boutcher)
Father of Vincent Runyon; John Vincent Runyon; Thomas Runyon; Derrick or Darich Runyon; Ann Elizabeth Leonard and 8 others
Brother of Renee Rongnion; Anne Martha Boutchard; Suzanne Dame Des Aspoix De Chalign and Louis Regnon

Occupation: Carpenter, Source:, Farmer
Managed by: Larry Odebrecht
Last Updated:

About Vincent Runyon, II

Family last name was originally "Rongnion".

Parent's Unknown.

Born in Poitiers, France.

He came to Elizabethtown, NJ ca. 1667.

He married Ann Boutcher on July 17, 1668.

Ann Boutcher was from Hartford, England.

Vincent & Ann moved, by 1677, to their 154 ½ acres on the Raritan River.

Father of John, Vincent II, Thomas, Mary, Peter, Jane, and Sarah Runyon.

Vincent Rongnion Birth: 1645 in Poitou, France

Death: NOV 1713 in Piscataway, New Jersey

Note: Vincent Rongnion was born in 1645 in or near the city of Poitiers, in the Province of Ancienne Poitou, France.

The identity of Vincent Rongnion's father has never been documented. A Henry Rongnion of Portiers, France has been suggested as the possiable father of Vincent, however, no proof has been found that our Vincent Rongnion was a direct descendant of Henry Rongnion. As such, the Coat-Of-Arms which has been used by some of the Runyon/Runyan families may or may not be correctly used. The Coat-Of-Arms belonging to Henry Rongnion (Other spellings: Roygnon,Regnon) is a blue (Azure) shield, with 3 bees of gold, with the motto Mel Regi. If Vincent is not a direct descendent of Henry, then the use of the Coat-Of-Arms is impropper.

Vincent Rongnion was a French Huguenot (French Protestants who in the seventeenth century were engaged in religious wars with the dominant Catholics, and were the followers of John Calvin.). The Huguenots were always a minority in France, but powerful with their strength centered in the southwestern part of the country. After Charles II of England was restored to the throne, he rewarded Lord Phillip Carteret, who had remained loyal to the Stuarts, and in his position as commander of the forces on the Isle of Jersey (Island off the coast of France where Huguenots went to escape the religious strife in their native land.), had offered refuge to the Prince. Charles' brother, the Duke of York, gave what is now New Jersey to Carteret and a fellow loyalist, Lord Berkeley.

Phillip Carteret as the new Govenor of New Jersey went to America in 1665 and several Huguenots from the Isle of Jersey accompanied him. That same year, he went back to Europe and returned in 1666, bringing more immigrants with him. It is beleived that Vincent Rngnion came to America from the Isle of Jersey, with Phillip Carteret on a ship named the "Phillip", however his name has not as of this date been documented from records relating to the ship "Phillip". The "Phillip" was commissioned to support Phillip Carteret, the newly appointed governor of East Jersey, and was reportedly named after him. It brought Carteret and a number of French craftsmen to Elizabethtown, East Jersey, on or about 28 July 1665.

Vincent Rongnion first arrived at Elizabethtown, New Jersey between 1665 and 1668. He married Ann Martha Boucher at Elizabethtown on June 28, 1668, the marriage license given by Phillip Carteret.

The first reference to Vincent in America is in 1668, in a 'marriage license' given by Philip Carteret, the young Governor of East Jersey. The document is on file in the office of Secretary of State of New Jersey, at Trenton and reads as follows Source Runyon24-2231.FTW:

"To any of the Justices of the Peace or Ministers of the Province of New Jersey: Whereas I have received information of a mutual agreement between Vincent Rongnion, of Portiers, in France, and Ann Boutcher, the daughter of John Boutcher, of Hartford, in England, to solemnize marriage together, for which they have requested my lycense, and there appearing no lawful impediment for the obstruction thereof, these are to require you or eyther of you, to joyne the said Vincent Rongnion and Ann Boutcher in matrimony, and them to pronounce man and wife, and to make record thereof, according to the laws in that behalf provided, for the doing whereof this shall be to you or eyther of you a sufficient warrant. Given under my hand and seal of the Province, the 28th day of June, 1668, and the 20th year of the raigne of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second, of England, Scotland and Ireland, kind, defender of the faith, etc.

(signed) Ph. Carteret

This couple were joyned in matrimony by me the 17th of July, 1668.

(signed) James Bolton ...". ---

On March 20,1671-2 he purchased property from Francis Barber in Elizabethtown, the deed of sale stating "Francis Barber of Elizabethtown, planter, sells to Vincent Ronyon, 40 rods long by 16 rods wide, on the south side of the house lot of George Pack, fronting on the highway ...". Note the spelling of Vincent's name, three (3) years after his marriage it was already being americanized.

The stern Puritan element predominated in Elizabethtown, which made life unpleasant for Vincent, and he disposed of his property there and moved to the Baptist cammunity, at Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. In the spring of 1677, he purchased a farm of 154 1/2 acres on the Raritan River where he raised his family. He was a carpenter and farmer.

Marriage 1 Ann Martha BOUTCHER b: ABT. 1650

Married: 17 JUL 1668 in New Jersey


John Vincent RUNYON b: 14 FEB 1669 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey

Vincent RUNYON b: 1671 in Piscataway, New Jersey

Ann RUNYON b: 1673

Thomas RUNYAN b: 1675 in Piscataway, New Jersey

Mary RUNYON b: 2 JUL 1677

Peter RUNYON b: 1 JUL 1680 in Piscataway, New Jersey

Jane RUNYON b: 19 JAN 1683

Sarah RUNYON b: 30 OCT 1686 in Piscataway, New Jersey

Birth: Mar. 2, 1645 Poitiers Departement de la Vienne Poitou-Charentes, France Death: Nov. 11, 1713 Piscataway Middlesex County New Jersey, USA

Family last name was originally "Rongnion".

Parent's Unknown.

Born in Poitiers, France.

He came to Elizabethtown, NJ ca. 1667.

He married Ann Boutcher on July 17, 1668.

Ann Boutcher was from Hartford, England.

Vincent & Ann moved, by 1677, to their 154 ½ acres on the Raritan River.

Father of John, Vincent II, Thomas, Mary, Peter, Jane, and Sarah Runyon.

Family links:

 Martha Runyon*
 Ann Boutcher Runyon (1650 - 1736)*

 John Runyon (1669 - 1745)*
 Vincent Runyon (1671 - 1724)*
 Thomas Derrick Runyon (1675 - 1753)*
 Mary Runyon Drake (1677 - 1748)*
 Peter Runyon (1680 - 1753)*
 Sarah Runyon Sutton (1686 - ____)*
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Burial: Runyon Cemetery Piscataway Middlesex County New Jersey, USA

Created by: Russ Pickett Record added: Jun 13, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7571013

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Vincent Runyon, II's Timeline

May 7, 1645
Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, Poitiers, France
Age 21
February 14, 1668
Age 22
Elizabethtown, Province of East Jersey
February 14, 1669
Age 23
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey
February 14, 1669
Age 23
Piscataway Township, Province of East Jersey
Age 26
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Age 27
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Age 28
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Age 29
Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, USA