|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1703|
New Jersey, USA
Thomas emigrated to the US in 1641. He was an early settler of Gravesend and Westchester NY and later a resident of Middletown NJ. His first wife was Susannah Stock. After her death he married widow of Thomas Seabrook, Mary Seabrook. Somewhere along the way the last name changed from Whitelock to Whitlock. In December 1663. Thomas was a member of the Gravesend NY (now Brooklyn) scouting expedition to Naversing (Naversink) region later Monmouth County, NJ who in defiance of the Dutch, intended to buy and settle theron.
Children of Thomas and Susannah Stock Whitlock are:
Thomas Whitlock born abt 1646- in Monmouth Co. NJ-
William Whitlock Sr. born abt 1648 in Monmouth Co. NJ. He died in Cape May County abt 1707 - He married Katherine Dorsett born abt 1652 in NJ. They were married in Gravesend, Kings County, NY abt 1669. (William Whitlock Jr. born in NY abt 1791 died 1875. William Jr was Prominent as a ship owner and ship master. William Jr received an education and in 1812 entered the shipping business and soon created a large trade. At one time he ranked among the largest individual owners of ocean tonnage in the U.S. He did not have the control of a large a number of vessels as some others but owned most of his ships entirely. In 1825 he established a line of packet ships between NY and Havre, which flourished until the beginning of the Civil War. William Jr exported cotten extensively and impored East India goods. He was a Director of the Bank of America. He retired in 1872. In 1818 he married Eliza H. Scott of Catskill NY and had one son and four daughters. For many years he served as treasurer of St. George's Church and a officer of the American Bible Society. William Whitlock Jr's brother Sidney Memorial #49807836 married the daughter of furniture maker Duncan Phyfe-Memorial #808
John Thomas Whitlock born abt 1650-1673 in Monmouth Co. NJ -Married Mary (last name unknown)
Susannah Whitlock born abt 1652 in Monmouth Co, NJ - Married John Pew
Abigail Whitlock born abt 1654- died abt 1748-believe she married Samuel Ogborne Sr.
Sarah Whitlock born abt 1658 died abt 1752
It is believed Thomas Whitlock Sr. built the first smaller section of a home, the Seabrook family extended the home after his death, which still stands today at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth (Shoal Harbor) Monmouth County, NJ. Other reports suggest the home Thomas Whitlock built was torn down and the Seabrook family built the home that stands today. There is no question Thomas Whitlock was a major landowner in the area. The house currently standing is often referred to as Spy House or the Seabrook Wilson Home. One of the oldest homes in the State and considered to be one of the most haunted in the country. Monmouth County Park System owns the home now and recently renovated it so it can be used for public meetings. Sadly, the renovation took away the charm and beauty of the old home
UPDATE: 10/23/2010 THE RENOVATED HOME HAS SIGNS AROUND THE PROPERTY WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE BUT ALL MENTION, INCLUDING THE SIGN IN THE PICTURE ABOVE WHICH STOOD IN FRONT OF THE ORIGINAL HOME, OF THOMAS WHITLOCK'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE AREA, THE LAND AND POSSIBLY THE HOUSE, HAS BEEN REMOVED, WHICH IS DISTURBING. THE HOUSE HAS IT'S OWN FACEBOOK PAGE WHERE IT IS REFERRED TO AS THE WHITLOCK SEABROOK WILSON HOME.
Not certain of the parentage of his children. Very likely they all, Thomas, William, John, Susannah, Abagail, Rebecca and Sarah, are the offspring of the first wife of
Thomas - Susannah Stock. All his children were born before the death of his first wife Susannah. He married Mary Seabrook after Susannah's death and had a number of step children with her. .
Here is a link to an interesting website
The original will of Thomas Whitlock is on file as well as of record at Trenton, NJ. A copy of it is
"In the name of God, Amen. I Thomass Whitelock of Shole harber in midletowne in east
newjersy yeoman being weake of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make
and ordaine this my present Last will and testament in manner and forme following, first I will
that all my debts and funerall Charges be paid and discharged. Item I give to my son william
whitelock ten shillings. Item I give to my son John whitelock ten shillings. Item I give to my
daughter susana pew ten shillings. Item I give to my daughter Sara whitlock ten shillings. Item
I give to my daughter abigall whitelock ten shillings. Item I give to my daughter Rebeca whitlock
ten shillings. Item all the rest and Residue of my estate that I have in all the world both Real
and personall goods and Chattels whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my Loveing wife mary
whitlock full and sole Executrix of this my Last will and testament and to heirs and assigns
forever and do Revoke all fomer wills by me formerly made and do declare this my Last to be in
fors to all intents and purposes as witnes my hand and seale this first day
Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730
Taken from Stillwell's Historical and Genealogical Miscellany in 5 volumes.
From the biography of his descendant, William Whitlock, taken from America's Successful Men
of Affairs: An Encyclopedia of Contemporaneous Biography Volume I
William Whitlock (1604 - ____)
Mary Seabrook Whitlock (1650 - 1735)
Susannah Stock Whitlock (1624 - 1675)*
Thomas Whitlock (1646 - 1676)*
John Thomas Whitlock (1649 - 1726)*
Susannah Whitlock Pew (1652 - 1760)*
Note: Church est in 1688. Merged with United Church of Christ in 1963 to form Old First Church. Oldest Baptist Church in NJ and 10th oldest in the country. Thomas Whitlock , one of 12 men and 24 associates, were Founding members of the church.
Middletown Baptist Churchyard
New Jersey, USA
Maintained by: Carol
Originally Created by: Sue Macduff:)
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47194096
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