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 Benjamin FitzRandolph, Jr

Benjamin FitzRandolph, Jr

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death Jan 1758 (aged 58)
New Jersey, USA
Burial Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 100336073 · View Source
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Benjamin FitzRandolph (1699-1758) was a son of Benjamin FitzRandolp(1663-1746) and Sarah Dennis(1673-1732), and a grandson of Edward FitzRandolp(1607 England-1685) and Elizabeth Blossom(1620 Holland - 1713).
Elizabeth Blossom FitzRandolph married John Pike after Edward FitzRandolph's death in 1685.
Benjamin FitzRandolph (1699-1758) and wife Elizabeth Pridemore FitzRandoph left New Jersey with their two oldest children and settled in North Carolina. Three more children were born there on the Cape Fear where they settled . The N. C. Colonial Records show land grants for him & Edward FitzRandolph in 1735 in Bladen Co., NC . They lived on the Cape Fear River and was referred to as a "Planter". He is referenced as "Sr." in the records , although he was the son of Benjamin (1663-1746) & Sarah Dennis FitzRandolph of New Jersey who never came to North Carolina. This reference was most likely because he had a son Benjamin(1742-1819) also. At some point, Benjamin & Elizabeth Pridemore FitzRandolph returned to NJ where they died.
He is appointed POA for his brother- in-law, Ephraim Manning who had returned to NJ about 1739. See pg. 29 Bladen Co., NC Abstracts of Early Deeds 1738-1804 by Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S. Copyright 1979 by The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. Southern Historical Press.

His known children are as follows:

(1.) Sarah FitzRandoph (22 Nov. 1728 Princeton, NJ - ? )
(2.) Ann FitzRandolph (15 Aug 1731 Princeton, NJ - ? )
(3.) Mary FitzRandolph (29 Dec 1732 Cape Fear, NC - )m. Joseph Singletary
(4.) Benjamin FitzRandolph (25 Dec 1742 - 8 June 1819) m. Mary Jones on 22 July 1767. She was a daughter of Isaac & Susannah Jones.
(5.) Carolina FitzRandolph (1735/40 Cape Fear, NC - ? ) m. Ithamar Singletary

On pg. 114 of The History of the First Baptist Church of Piscataway, New Jersey, it states that of 2 of Edward (1607-1685) & Elizabeth Blossom FitzRandolph's children became Quakers: Nataniel (1703 - ) & Benjamin(1663-1746) FitzRandolph.
The other sons (John, Joseph, & Thomas FitzRandolph) were of Baptist persuasion.
On pg.115 of same book, it states that Benjamin FitzRandolph(1663-1746), the youngest son of Edward(1607-1685)'s children) was born 1663, married Sarah Dennis(1673-1732) and was taken in as a townsman of Piscataway in 1684 but moved to Princeton in 1696-9 with a colony of Friends whom William Penn induced to settle on a fertile plantation watered by Stony Brook, a tributary of the Millstone River.

The brothers and sisters of Benjamin FitzRandolph(1699-1758) are:
1.Sarah FitzRandolph (14 April 1691-April 1691)Piscataway,NJ
2.Grace FitzRandolph (1692/3 - 1705) Piscataway, NJ
3.Ruth FitzRandolph (1695 Piscataway-1780 Maidenhead,NJ) m. Edward Harrison;John Snowden
4.Hope FitzRandolph (1696/7 StoneyBrook,NJ -1741 NJ) m. Henry Davis
5. Isaac FitzRandolph (1701-1750) m. Rebecca Seabrook; Hannah Dove Lee
6.Nathaniel FitzRandolph (1703 - )m. Rebecca Mershon - gave original land for Princeton University - bu. Holder Hall on that Campus. FitzRandolph Gate on Nassua St.to his memory.
7.Grace FitzRandolph (1706-1786) m. Stephen Johnes
8.Elizabeth FitzRandolph (1708-1785) m. Ephraim Manning
9. Edward FitzRandolph - possible son of Benj.(1663-1746) & Sarah Dennis FitzRandolph. He received land grant in NC same time frame as Benjamin FitzRandolph(1699-1758) in 1735. Edward's FAG memorial# 134278642.

Sarah Dennis FitzRandolp died 22 Nov 1732, Benjamin married Margaret Robinson( - 1747) on 14 March 1733. Their children:
9. Mary (4 April 1734 - )
10.Margaret (1736 - ) m. D. Coddington





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  • Created by: Linda DeVane Boyd
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100336073
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin FitzRandolph, Jr (24 Apr 1699–Jan 1758), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100336073, citing Stony Brook Quaker Meeting House Burial Ground, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Linda DeVane Boyd (contributor 47678956) .