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William Budd, Sr.

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Martuck Parish, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey Colony
Cause of death: Judge
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Thomas Budd, III and Joanna Knight
Husband of Ann Clapgut
Father of William Budd; Ann Budd; Thomas Budd, Sr.; Susannah Budd; John Budd and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Budd; John Budd; Susannah Budd; James Budd; Ann Budd and 1 other
Half brother of Elizabeth Simcock; Mary Elizabeth Simcocke and Samuel Budd

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About William Budd, Sr.

"William Budd, Sr. was born in the Martock Parish at Somerset, England." Source: "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/S516-KRZ : accessed 7 August 2012), entry for William /Budd/. Birth: May 13, 1649 Martock South Somerset District Somerset, England Death: Mar. 25, 1721 Arneys Mount Burlington County New Jersey, USA Though one of the early pioneers of West Jersey he was less conspicuous in its early history than his brother Thomas, as he did not take an active part in the public affairs of the Colony. He became prominent in the affairs of the Province; was a member of the Assembly in 1685, and in 1705 served as Judge of the Supreme Court and Justice of Burlington County; and commanding Judge Supreme Court, Court of Pleas, Burlington County, 1706-14. He located and became possessed of large tracts of land in West Jersey, largely in Burlington county, where he always lived. He and his brother Thomas were the original locators and proprietors of all the land included in the township of Pemberton and east and west thereof for two or three miles, and from them most of the titles were devised. Their lands extended from the ridge of hills known as Juliustown and Arney's Mount, several miles wide in a southerly direction to the north branch of Rancocas creek. He differed with his brothers in religious views, and if he ever in part accepted the faith of his father and other members of the family he must have renounced it in favor of that of the Protestant Episcopal church. While the name of his brothers Thomas, John and James appear frequently in the records of the Friends' meetings in Burlington, his name appears there only once, and that a mention of his voluntary subscription to the fund for building a new meeting house at Burlington in 1682. In the records of St. Mary's Protestant Episcopal Church at Burlington is found mention of the baptism of the children of William Budd. When the dissension among Friends (Quakers) occurred in 1693, both William Budd and his brother Thomas followed George Keith along with fourteen other formerly active Friends and were separated from the Society. These men then appealed to the "Episcopal Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts" to furnish them with a missionary for West Jersey. John Talbott was appointed on September 18, 1702 and very soon a church was planned. The cornerstone was laid on March 25, 1703, and soon St. Mary's was a reality. The original church building stands today on the corner of Broad and Wood Streets, a lovely symbol of William's life in Burlington. William was an active member in the affairs of the church and was a warden for many years. He must have retained a house in Burlington for his plantation was twelve or more miles away and he, his wife and children were regular attendants. In his will he left a benefaction and lands for the construction of a church in Mount Holly, resulting in St. Andrews Church, and additional land to St. Mary's. He died at his farm four miles from Mt. Holly, and was buried near the center of St. Mary's churchyard. His monumental inscription reads: "This is in memory of William Budd of Northampton Township who Dyed March ye 20th Anno Domini 1721-2 aged 73 also Ann his wife who Dyed Sep. ye 30th Anno Domini 1722 aged 67." Family links: Spouse: Ann Clapgut Budd (1652 - 1722)* Children: William Thomas Budd (1680 - 1727)* Thomas Budd (1686 - 1742)* Inscription: "This is in memory of William Budd of Northampton Township who Dyed March ye 20th Anno Domini 1721-2 aged 73 also Ann his wife who Dyed Sep. ye 30th Anno Domini 1722 aged 67." Burial: Saint Marys Episcopal Churchyard Burlington Burlington County New Jersey, USA Plot: Section C18 Plot 1829 https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/152/111695859_137022502797.jpg https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/128/111695859_1399674570.jpg https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2009/133/CEM309_124230839631.jpg Source: Findagrave.com

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William Budd, Sr.'s Timeline

May 13, 1649
Martuck Parish, Somerset, England
February 15, 1680
Age 30
Wapping, Whitechappel, Somerset, England
Age 35
April 27, 1686
Age 36
NJ, Burlington Co, Burlington Twp
Age 41
Age 43
Age 44
Age 45
March 20, 1722
Age 72
Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey Colony