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Freedom Lippincott
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1655
Devon, England
Death: Jun. 15, 1697
Shrewsbury (Allentown)
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA

Freedom Lippincott was the fourth son born to the English emigrant, Richard Lippincott and his wife, Abigail (maiden name not substantiated). Richard had previously emigrated to the new world and been made a "Freeman" of the Massachusetts Bay colony by the General Court of Boston in May of 1640. The family resided in the nearby Dorchester settlement but returned in 1652 to Stone House, Plymouth, Devonshire, England after Richard was excommunicated from the church. In England he became a follower of the Society of Friends and was there jailed for religious dissent. It was soon after Richard's release from this persecution that Freedom was born and possibly named in commemoration thereof. The growing family again immigrated to the new world, perhaps in 1663 to live in the tolerant colony of Rhode Island led by the Baptist founder Roger Williams. Here the family prospered and in 1665 joined with other patentees to start the first English colony in New Jersey.
The family resided on Passequeneiqua Creek, a branch of the South Shrewsbury River, about a mile and a half from the town of Shrewsbury, in what was to become Monmouth County. Freedom grew to manhood and was joined in marriage to Mary Custance on October 14, 1680. Freedom and Mary had the folowing five children:
Samuel 1684 - m. Hope Wills
Thomas 1686 m. Mary Haines
Judith 1689 - m. Joseph Stokes
Mary - 1691 m. Edward Peake
Freedom 1693 - m. Elizabeth Wills
Freedom earned his living as a tanner of hides and was a blacksmith. He was an active member of the Burlington Society of Friends. Freedom and Mary lived by the Rancocas Creek, where the King's Highway crossed it, just about where Bridgeboro now stands. In the summer of 1697 he was struck and killed by lightening while shoeing a horse.
Like so many other resting places of the very early colonists, the marker for this person's mortal remains has been lost or decayed away after almost three centuries of time and weather.
Family links: 
  Richard Lippincott (1613 - 1683)
  Abigail Goody Lippincott (1621 - 1697)
  Mary Austin Lippincott (1660 - 1695)*
  Remembrance Lippincott (1641 - 1722)*
  John Lippincott (1644 - 1720)*
  Abigail Lippincott (1646 - 1646)*
  Restore Lippincott (1653 - 1741)*
  Freedom Lippincott (1655 - 1697)
  Increase Lippincott Dennis (1657 - 1695)*
  Jacob Lippincott (1660 - 1689)*
  Preserved Lippincott (1666 - 1731)*
*Calculated relationship
Lippincott Family Burying Ground (Shrewsbury)
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Jerry L. Lippincott
Record added: Dec 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101832139

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