John Hampton

John Hampton

Birth
Death 23 Jan 1702 (aged 58)
Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Wickatunk, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 90418254 · View Source
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John Hampton (the Immigrant) was born to John James Hampton, in Scotland. His mother was Jenet Hampton. He was a Quaker and emigrated to America with his brother, Andrew Hampton, in December 1683 (Staten Island), with their wives and children, as they were seeking a new world refuge, fortune and freedom from persecution, religious and political warfare in Europe. They paid their passage in the form of services to proprietors and land holders in the colonies of America. His daughter, Jannet Hampton, was endentured for 4 yeras. John Hampton and John Reid were also indentured for 4 years. Both were appointed as overseers. They were in charge of the Scottish colonists, and for their services were subsequently granted extensive lands. William Penn's colony received the benefit of such assistance. John Hampton is listed among the early patentees on 544 acres in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

By January 1685, John Hampton shows with patent for 164 acres from William Haige, Surveyor General. The land was on Navesink River, Cheesquakes -- today the site of a state park.

John Hampton's 1st child -- Jannet Hampton (mother is Margaret Wade, from Scotland, who died before the Quakers emigrated to America), was a leading member of the activation of the Old Tennent Church, where she was cited as a woman of strong mind and spiritual application, and a communion member of Old Tennent. She married Robert Rhea in 1689 and one of their children was David Rhea, who was an Elder in 1745. In herwill she provided for the Pastor William Tennent, and the church.

There is a monument honoring John Hampton at Old Scots Graveyard in Marlboro (Monmouth County), New Jersey.


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  • Created by: Patti Hampton
  • Added: 19 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90418254
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hampton (1 Oct 1643–23 Jan 1702), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90418254, citing Old Scots Cemetery, Wickatunk, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Patti Hampton (contributor 47808090) .