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1676 John Schooley Jr was the son of John Schooley of Handsworth, Aston Parish, County of York, England. [1][2] His birth was recorded "John Sonne of John Scholey, Oct 15, 1676" in the register of at All Saints. [3][4]

1695 John Schooley was under age on the date of his father's will. [5]

1697 John Schooley, husbandman of Burlington County, sold 50 acres adjoining Mathew Campion, to Gervas Pharo, late of Nottingham. [6][7]

1697 On 19 May, John Schooley purchased 615 acres of land in the township of Springfield, Burlington county, New Jersey. Three hundred acres were purchased from Symon Charles. Upon the northerly portion of said plantation he built a dwelling-house having walls of adobes or sunburnt bricks, and resided there until his death. [8][9]

1697 On 1 June, deed by Mathew Champion of Oneanickon, Burlington Co., yeoman, and Katharine, "his now wife," formerly Widow Beard, to Gervas Pharo, late of Drayton House, said Co., yeoman, for a plantation of 200 acres, of which 100 a. were sold to said Katharine, then widow Beard, by George Hutcheson, May 25, 1691, and 50 a. by John Scholey, July 10, 1691, and 50 a. to Mathew Champion by Thomas Budd, February 2, 1696-7. [10]

1697 On 8 October, John Schooley married Rebecca Bennet, at the home of Thomas Williams. The Witnesses present at marriage were: Thomas Scholey, Ann and Sarah Bennet, Rebecca Williams, Mathew Champion, and seventeen others. John, Jr., and Rebecca had only one child of whom any record was left, Ann, who was born in 1699, and was married to Thomas Scattergood Junior, of Mansfield in Burlington County. Rebecca probably lived only a few years. Ann was remembered in the will of her father, and aIso in the will of her stepmother. Rebecca Bennett was daughter of William and Rebecca Bennett, of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and sister of Elizabeth Bennett, who in 1684 had married Richard Lundy I. John and Rebecca had one child. [11][12] John Scooley and Rebecca Benet, both of Burlington, married 8th day, 10th month, 1697. [13]

1700 On 1 March, Return of survey for John Scholey, of 50 a. adjoining Matthew Champion. "Sold to Gervis Pharo." [14]

1700 On May 4. Return of survey for John Murfin, of 90 acres adjoining John Scholey between John Warren, Mary Wright and a small brook. [15]

1701-02 "Rebecca wife of John Scowly late called Rebecca Bennett was presented by the Grand Jury for committing fornication with Thomas Williams, her father-in-law, to which presentment her husband John Scowly in her behalfe submitted therefore the court considders and addjudges that the said Rebecca or her said Husband pay the Summe of five pounds to the use of the Governor or receive the Corporall punishment according to law." [16][17]

1702-1711 Rebecca Schooley died. [18][19]

1704 "To all captains & other military officer concerned" ... John Scholy was listed as a Quaker excused from military duties in Springfield, Burlington County. [20][21]

1706 On 13 November, John King and Elizabeth Woodward were married at Chesterfield. Witnessed by Francis (name is with female names) Taylor, possibly this one, and others. [22]

1707 On 2 October, Joseph Nicholson and Frances Taylor made their second declaration of intention to marry, as recorded in the Chesterfield, Burlington County, monthly meeting minutes. [23][24][25] Frances Taylor married Joseph Nicholson, son of George Nicholson of Readness, Yorkshire, England, and Hannah. [26]

1709 On 17 April, John Scholey and others witnessed the will of John Mills, of Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [27]

1711 John Schooley married on 25th day of 2nd month, Frances Taylor, widow of Joseph Nicholson and daughter of Samuel and Susannah Taylor, of Dore, County of Derby, England. John had nine children by his second. [28][29][30][31][32] John Schooley Jr. married Frances Nicholson, widow of Joseph Nicholson. The Chesterfield Friend's Records aver that on the "1st. of the 1st. mo. 1711, John Scholey and Frances Nicholson declare their intentions of taking each other in marriage; Her father and mother being present, gave their consent thereto." "2d. mo. 5th. day, 17 11, John and Frances declare a second time He producing a certificate from Burlington, and they were given liberty to proceed according to the good order amongst Friends." Frances was a daughter of Samuel and Susannah Taylor. John Scholey and Frances raised a family of three sons and six daughters. Rev. Chambers History gives a list of the names of their children and their marriages: Susannah, born in 1711-12, married in 1730 to Michael Newbold of Springfield township. John, III., born in 1714, married in 1745 with Rachel Emly. Thomas, born and died in 1718. Mary, born in 1720, married Johnathan Barton, later, Thomas Black, and finally Samuel Wright.

1711 On 20 December, Robert Wright and Elizabeth Hyerton were married in Burlington. Witnessed by John and Frances Scholey and others. [33]

1711 Daughter Susannah was born 12 month. [34][35][36]

1714 Son John Schooley was born on 11 mo. 22 day of Hanover, Burlington county, New Jersey. [37][38]

1718-19 Son Thomas Schooley was born 12 mo., 5th day. He died aged ten weeks. [39][40]

1720 On 17 July, John Scholey and Thomas Curtis prepared the inventory for the estate of Hananiah Gauntt, of Springfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [41]

1720 Daughter Mary Schooley was born 12 mo. 21 day. [42][43]

1721 Daughter Isabel Schooley was born 2 mo. 28th day. [44][45]

1723 On 26 November, Frances Schooley [Scholey], daughter of Samuel Taylor, was named in his will made in Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County. [46]

1723 Son Samuel Schooley was born 5 mo. 25th day. He sold the land bequeathed to him by his father, removed to Schooley's Mountain, which was named after him, married and removed with all or a part of his family to Virginia, near Harper's Ferry, and finally settled in Ohio. Samuel Schooley married Mary Albertson of Warren county, New Jersey, daughter of Nicholas Albertson and his wife Anglechea Van De Water, and granddaughter of Cornelius Albertson, a merchant of Amsterdam, Holland. On 12 of 3 mo., 1761, Samuel requested for himself, his wife and his two daughters, Phebe Meyers and Ann, a certificate of membership from the Kingwood M. M., in Hunterdon county, New Jersey, addressed to the M. M. at Fairfax, Virginia. On 9 of 4 mo., 1761, Jonathan Meyers requested a similar certificate for himself and his wife (Phebe) and children. A certificate for a Schooley was taken about 1803 from the Goose Creek M. M. in Virginia to the Westland M. M., Pennsylvania; also that a family by the name of Schooley took a certificate of membership, before 1822, from Fairfax M. M. to Short Creek, Harrison county, Ohio. [47][48]

1723 On 24 October, John Scholey was administrator for the will of Ishmael Bateman, of Springfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. [49]

1725 Daughter Rebecca Schooley was born 8 mo. 3rd day. [50][51]

1725 Daughter Ann Schooley married Thomas Scattergood, Jr. [52][53]

1727 Daughter Sarah Schooley was born 6 mo. 6th day. [54][55]

1728 On 7 May, the Quaker members of the grand jury of West New Jersey, held at Burlington, including John Schooley, signed a letter to the King of England expressing support, especially with regard to the conflict against Spain. [56]

1729 Son Jonathan Schooley was born 8th month 3rd day. [57][58]

1730 On 2 month, 15 day, Susannah Schooley, daughter of John of Burlington, married Michael Newbold, son of Michael of Burlington, at Springfield Twp, Burlington County. Witnessed by John Scholy and Frances Scholy and others. [59].

1731 The will of John Schooley [Scholey], yeoman, dated 15 Jan 1731-2 in Springfield, Burlington County named Wife, Frances. Children--John, Samuel, Jonathan, Rebecca and Sarah, all under age. Daughters: Ann Scattergood, Susanna Newbold, Mary and Isabel Scholey. Grandson, John Newbold. 135 acres in New Hanover; meadow adjoining Thos. Branson; land I bought of John Stacy, adjoining 50 acres I sold Jarvis Pharo; plantation where John Atkinson now lives; 16 acres at head of William Bougars' Swamp, bought of John Harvy in town of New Hanover; 9 acres formerly belonging to Harriet Gaunt. Wife, sole executrix. Witnesses: Zebulon Gauntt, Thomas Bevin, Bartho. Buxton. Proved Feb. 8, 1735. [60]

1735 On 17 December (month 10), John Scholey died and was buried at the Friends Burying Ground in Springfield. [61][62]

1735 John Schooley estate 10th day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Inventory, £674.16.10; made by Thomas Scattergood and Zebulon Gauntt. Includes negro youth, Simon, negro woman, Bess, and her three children. [63]

1743 Son John Schooley married Rachel Wright and had one child, Frances, who m. John Leonard. Mr. Leonard joined the Loyalists during the Revolutionary War, and in consequence the lands which his wife Frances had inherited from her grandfather Schooley were confiscated and sold. [64][65]

1740 Daughter Mary Schooley married Jonathan Barton. [66][67]

1744 The will of widow Francis Schooley [Scholey] of Springfield, Burlington Co was dated 11th day, 2nd mo. (ApriI). ChiIdren - Susannah Newbold. John, Ann Scattergood, Mary Barton, Isabel, Rebeckah, Samuel, Sarah and Jonathan. Grandchildren: John, Ann, Clayton, Rebeckah, Mary and Michael, children of my daughter, Susannah Newbold. Grandson, Jonathan Barton. Son, Jonathan to have 20 pounds to support and care tor my negro man, Simon. Real and personal estate. Executors - sons John, Samuel and Jonathan. Witnesses: Peter Andrews. Esther Andrews, John Osmond. Proved April 28, 1750. [68]

1746 Daughter Mary Schooley married Thomas Black. She later married Samuel Wright. [69][70]

1747 Daughter Rebecca married Joseph Wright. [71][72]

1749-50 March 8. Frances Schooley survived her husband John Schooley Jr. by about fifteen years. Her will was probated in 1750. Inventory. £720.12.5 made by Thomas Earl and Benjamin Shreeve. Includes negro wench £31.15.

1750 Daughter Isabel married Jacob Ridgeway. [73][74]

1750 Son Jonathan married Mary Wright; left daughters only; on February 1, 1806, Jonathan Schooley and his wife Mary gave a deed for land in Hanover township, Morris county, New Jersey. [75][76]

1751 Son Samuel died intestate. His brother John administered his estate.

1752 Daughter Sarah Schooley married Joseph Horner. [77][78]

1757 Daughter Ann Schooley died before 1757. [79][80]

1758 Son Johnathan Schooley, who had married Mary Wright, died.

Footnotes:

[1] Barclay White, "Sketch of the Schooley Family," Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society 9 (1886-87), 245-49, at 247, [Internet Archive], [Google Book].

[2] Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society 9 (1886-87), 247, [Google Book].

[3] May Schooley Ivey, A Pioneer Schooley Family (1941), 2.

[4] Barclay White. "Early Settlements in Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey," Proceedings, Constitution, By-Laws, List of Members, &c. of the Surveyors' Association of West New Jersey (1880), 84, [Internet Archive].

[5] David S. Crater, New Jersey Index of Wills, Inventories, Etc, Vol. 3 (1913), 1430, citing will 3-377, [Internet Archive].

[6] John David Davis, West Jersey New Jersey Deed records 1676-1721 (2005), 120, [FHL_Book].

[7] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 501, citing West Jersey Records, Liber B, Part 2, page 605, [Google Book], [Internet Archive].

[8] Barclay White, "Sketch of the Schooley Family," Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society 9 (1886-87), 245-49, at 247, [Internet Archive], [Google Book].

[9] Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society 9 (1886-87), 247, [Google Book].

[10] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 501, citing West Jersey Records, Liber B, Part 2, page 606, [Google Book], [Internet Archive].

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[19] Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society 9 (1886-87), 247, [Google Book].

[20] Burlington meeting records, image 133, left, [Ancestry_Image].

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[22] Chesterfield meeting records, page 66, image 41, [Ancestry_Image].

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