Mary was the daughter of Ann Nottingham Custance. To date, her birthplace and her father's given name have not been determined. That she came from a good family is evidenced by the fact of the number of persons present at the witnessing of her marriage to Freedom Lippincott. He came of a family that 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 there and was joined in marriage to Mary Custance on October 14, 1680.
Freedom and Mary had the following 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 leaving a young widow with small children.
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.
Freedom Lippincott (1655 - 1697)
Lippincott Family Burial Ground
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Jerry L. Lippincott
Record added: Dec 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101839169