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1639 Notes in the bible of Thomas French, which he took to America, record that "I Thomas ffrench was baptized November the 3, 1639." [1] Records of [Nether] Heyford Parish report that Thomas French, son of Thomas French Jr and wife Sarah, was baptized on November 3, 1639. [2]

Thomas ffrench filius Thomas ffrench Jun & Sara uxor eius baptizat fuit Novembit 3o.

Descriptions of the church report:

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Abington is located in the middle of Abington Park, Northampton. It was built over 800 years ago and was built as a place of worship for the inhabitants of the manor house and the estate workers and their families. The manor house is now Abington Museum and the church remains a place of worship for the local area. The families who once owned the manor house are commemorated in the church e.g. Sir John Bernard and his wife Elizabeth Nash (who was Shakespeare's granddaughter) and William Thursby who was a barrister and an M.P. for Northampton. [3]


St Peter and St Paul church, Abington

St Peter and St Paul church, Abington [Jenny Thorpe]

1660 Thomas French and Jane Atkins were married on June 12. "Note—March 8, 1663 [1663/4]. The said Jane French presenting unto me, John Bedford, parson of Heiford, a consigned Certificate of the said Thomas French, cooper, jun., & Jane Atkins, both of Heiford parish, Testifying that they the said Thomas & Jane w'r marryed in the parish Church of Whilton, June 12, 1660, by Mr. Richard Morris, then Minister there. Returning her Certificate of marriage backe againe into her owne Custody, I thus entered the Record of ye said Marriage at her request into this my Heiford parish Register." [4] [5] [6]

St Andrew church, Whilton

St Andrew church, Whilton

Thomas and Jane had children: Sara (died an infant), Jane, Rachel, Richard, Thomas, Hannah, Charles, John, Sarah, Mary, Jane, Lydia. The baptisms of their childen were recorded in the Heyford Parish register. Thomas was identified in many records as a cooper, perhaps because another Thomas French, taylor, was also listed as a father in the baptismal register. The names and dates of baptism of their children agree with several of the entries made in his bible. [7] [8]

1661 Sara French, daughter of Thomas and Jane French was baptized on March 17 at Nether Heyford Parish. She was buried on April 10. [9]

Sarah filia Thome ffrench Cooper jun & Jane xxor ejus baptizata fuit Martij 17
Sarah filia Thome ffrench Cooper jun & Jane xxor ejus sepulta fuit Aprilis 10

1662 Jana French, daughter of Thomas and Jane French was baptized on August 8 at Nether Heyford Parish. [10]

Janah filia Thome ffrench Coop jun & Jane uxor ejus baptizata fuit Aug'ti 8

1664 Rachel French, daughter of Thoma ffrench Cooper jun and Jane was baptized on April 3 at Nether Heyford Parish.[11]

1665 "December the first about 10 at night my son Richard was born. The Lord give him grace that he may continually walk before him." [12]

1665 Richard French, son of Thomas French and Jane his wife was baptized on December 15. [13]

1667 "My son Thomas was born ... between 8 and 9 o'clock at night." [14]

1667 Thomas French, son of Thoma ffrench and Jane was baptized on October 31 at Nether Heyford Parish.[15]

1669 Hannah French, daughter of Thoma ffrench et Jana Baptizatus fuit Sept 5. [16]

1671 "My son Charles was born, the 20 day of March between 11 and 12 at night." [17]

1671 Charles French, son of Thomas French and Jane his wife, was baptized on April 2. [18]

1671 Jane French was buried on April 30 at Nether Heyford. [19]

1673 John French, child of Thomas French and Jann French, was baptized on January 2, in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, England. [20]

1673 A son of Thomas French was buried on May 5, in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, England. [21]

1673 "In the year 1673 was a very stormy year for the waters did sore break out of their bounds and was a very wet season, such wet May day, after which floods that flooded the meadows when they were ready to mow and drove away in many stacks and bindings of hay, and we had a summer like unto winter for cold and wet for the general year." [22]

1674 Sara French, child of Thomas French and Jann French, was baptized on February 23, 1674, in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, England. [23]

1675 Mary French, child of Thomas French and Jann French, was baptized on August 8, in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, England. [24]

1676 Jann French, child of Thomas French and Jann French, was baptized on November 19, in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, England. [25]

1676 Thomas French and other "proprieters, freeholders, and inhabitants of the said Province of West New Jersey", signed "In Testimony and Witness of our consent to and affirmation of these present laws, concessions and agreements" [for the government in New Jersey]. Dated March 3. [26] [27] [28] [29]

1677 The ship, Kent, under the command of Gregory Marlowe, sailed from England, carrying the first English families to colonize West New Jersey. It is not known whether Thomas French was on this vessel, but it is a known fact that he came alone to America to look over the land and make plans for his home.

1680 Thomas French returned to England for his family, and on 1 Aug 1680, he and his family came to New Jersey on the Kent's second voyage.

1680 "I and my wife and nine children through the mercy of God came into this country and landed at Burlington, the 23 of the 7 month 1680." Note written by Thomas French in his bible upon his arrival in America. (bible of Thomas French). Thomas and Jane [Atkins] French arrived from England in 1680.

1680 John Woolston, yeomen, of Burlington, West New Jersey sold to Thomas French, cooper, of same, £25, 50 acres...purchased February 20, 1676 of Thomas Olive, of Haberdasher. Signed John (X) Woolston. Wit: Thomas Curtis, Abraham Howlings & Thomas Eves. Dated November 20. [30] [Photocopy, 1680 deed: John Woolston-Thomas French, page 1.] [Photocopy, 1680 deed: John Woolston-Thomas French, page 2.]

1682 Thomas French had differences with the town officers of Burlington and with governor Olive. Thomas was called before the council several times regarding these matters until after the death of Governor Olive in 1994. The "anture of the dusppute" was not clarified in the town meeting minutes. [31]

1682 Thomas French served on the jury of Burlington County in a case involving trespass due to a horse eating from another person's meadow. Another case involved a servant who wanted to pay to get out of a contract. Thomas French brought an action case against Daniel Leeds. [32]

1684 Thomas French purchased a 600 acre tract on the northern side of Rancocas Creek between the Rancocas and Mill Creeks, adjoining John Roberts, including 20 acres of meadow below Thomas Olive, along that part of the river called Long Reach with a little island, about two miles below the forks, from John Woolston, about four miles from the newly founded city of Burlington. [33]

House on the French tract, surveyed 1684 [34]
[Photocopy, Description of house on the French tract, surveyed 1684.] [35]
[Map, Thomas French tract in Wellingborough Twp.] [36] [37]

1684 Thomas French served on the grand jury of Burlington County. A case involving ownership of a horse was decided. [38]

1685 Thomas French served on the jury of Burlington County for a case involving a trustee of a merchant company and a case of complaint by Governor Olive. Thomas French brought a complaint against William Biddle and a trespass complaint against Richard Basnett. [39]

1685 Thomas French [ffrench] registered the ear marking for his swine at the Burlington Court. [40]

1685 Anthony Morris baker of Burlington sold a waterside lot in Burlington on the River. Dated April 14. [41]

1686 Thomas French was called before the court for ain indictment filed on behalf of the King. He was found guilty of contempt of authority and was fined 10 pounds. [42]

1687 John Ingram brought a comlaint against Thomas French concerning payment for 3 thousand bricks. Judgement was awarded to John Ingram. [43]

1687 The warrant by the sheriff against Thomas French is that the wife of Thomas French did forcibly take the goods which the sheriff had seized under his warrant. [44]

1688 Thomas French was named as one of the proprietors of Burlington who agreed on several issues of self-government, during the course of resolving a dispute about the survey lines in New Jersey. [45]

1688 John Sharp and Elizabeth Paine were married on 17 of month 4, at Burlington. Witnessed by Thomas and Jane French, and others. [46]

1688 John Ingram's former suit against Thomas French concerning payment was continued. [47]

1689 Thomas French purchased 621 acres on "Pomsocking" Creek next to Thomas Wallis and southward to a corner of Thomas Rodman's tract. This plantation lay to the north and west of Moorestown. [48] Thomas French, Sr, apparently never settled on this plantation.

1690 The 600 acre land that Thomas French purchased from the Indians was shown on a map of Willingboro Twp. [49] [50] This land is described in surveys of Thomas Revell dated 1695 and 1698. [51]

c 1690 Two surveys were recorded for Thomas French.

1690 Thomas French was overseer for highways in Wellingborough, Burlington County. [52]

Son Thomas French, born 1667, had reached age 21, so some of the records below could refer to either Thomas senior or to Thomas juinior.

1691 Freedom Lippincott brought a suit against Thomas French. [53]

1692 On May 8, his wife, Jane, died at their home at Rancocas, New Jersey. Thomas French wrote in his bible: "My wife Jane deceased this life the fifth day of the 8 month 1692. My youngest child died the 12 of the same." [54]

1692 Thomas French was named constable in Wellingborough. [55]

1692 Thomas French was found guilty of digging a ditch on the land of James Fenimore. [56]

1693 The sheriff seized goods of Thomas French for execution of a suit by Richard Fenimore. [57]

1693 Thomas French brought suit against Richard Fenimore for trespass. Testimony was given on both sides. [58]

1693 Thomas French, perhaps this one, was collector in Chester Twp, Burlington County. [59]

1693 Thomas French Sr witnessed the sale of 100 acres of land by George Hutchinson, distiller of Burlington, to his son Thomas French. [60]

1693 "Tho's French laid before this meeting his intentions of going for England desired a certificate and the meeting to appoint John Pain & Freedom Lippincott to inquire into his Clearness as to Marriage & also his conversation & make report to the next meeting." Recorded on 11 of 7th month, at the monthly meeting at the house of Thomas Gardeners. [61]

1693 Thomas French was granted a removal from Burlington Meeting to England on 11th day, 7th month. [62]

1694 Thomas French resurveyed 421 acres at Pensoakin along the creek, between Thomas Wallis, Jonathan Fox, next to Thomas Hooton. Dated January 11. [63]

1694 Thomas French brought suit against Daniel Leeds, Richard Fenimore, and Abraham Hewlings for trespass. [64]

1694 Thomas French, yeoman of Wellingborough, Burlington County, West New Jersey, deeded 100 acres to Thomas Wallis. Dated October 20. [65] [66]

1695 Thomas French Sr, yeoman of Wellingborough, Burlington County, deeded 300 acres along Pensawkin Creek near the bridge, between Samuel Burrows, Thomas Rodman, and Thomas Wallis, to his son, Thomas French, husbandman, "in consideration of the naturall affection, goodwill and kindness which he hath and beareth to his beloved son". Dated February 19. Thomas and Jane French had four sons, Richard, Thomas, Charles and John. Richard settled on a 460 acre tract in Mansfield Township and Thomas on the 300 acre plantation given to him by his father. The homestead was located on King's Highway in the neighborhood of Camden Pike and Pleasant Valley Avenue. Charles settled on the original tract on Rancocas Creek and John in Northampton Township. Charles French had a son Charles, who settled on a large farm near Fellowship, afterwards removing to Moorestown. [67] [68] [69]

1695 Thomas French served on the grand jury of Burlington County. [70]

1695 Thomas French married Miss Elizabeth Stanton, a member of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, on July 25. [71]

1695 Hannah French and Mary French married Richard Buzby and Nicholas Buzby in a double wedding on August 30. Witnessed by Thomas French, father, and others. [72] [73]

1696 Abraham Heulings brought suit against Thomas French. Thomas French appeared but said he was incapacitated. [74]

1697 Abraham Heulings's suit against Thomas French was settled. Thomas French Sr was found not guilty of slander and defamation. [75]

1697 Thomas French Jr served on the grand jury for Burlington County. [76]

1699 Thomas French died at Rancocas, Burlington County, New Jersey.

1699 Thomas French's will was proved on May 3. The inventory of items from his estate was valued at 68 pounds and the house and land were valued at 200 pounds. [77] From his will, it would appear that in his last years he had contemplated returning to England - as he had planned in 1694 - but death evidently altered his intention. At his death he was one of the largest landowners in the Province, possessing 1200 acres of improved land, and in addition to this domain, his proprietary shares of unsurveyed land gave him approximately 2000 acres. The estate of Thomas French was settled by his son Charles French. [78]

I Being intended if the Lord will to goe for Old England not knowing whether I shall ever returne againe to my ffamily doe make & ordaine this my last will & Testamt Revokeing all other Wills and promises whatsoever In manner & forme following. I give unto my wife Elizabeth after my decease if shee be the longer liver the House & Plantation where now I live with four Hundred Acres of Land belonging to it with Twenty Acres of Meadow as it is surveyed and Recorded In the place next below the Land of John Test Together with the use of all my Stock & Household goods with the Corne growing upon the ground To have & to hold the same dureing her naturall life without Impeachment of Wast. I give unto my Sonne Charles ffrench Two hundred Acres of land lyeing next John Hudsons with the ffour or ffive Acres of Clear land at Creek with ye Little Meadow lyeing by it to him and his Heirs forever allowing my wife Elizabeth Egresse & Regresse to Transport any goods or Hay: I give unto my Sonne Charles French after the Decease of me & my wife to him & his Heires forever Provided that hee pay that which I shall appoint him to pay all the Plantation where now I live together with the dwelling house Barnes & other Outhouses Gardens Orchards Arrable Land & Clear land Together with four Hundred Acres of Land belonging to the Plantation aforesaid also Twenty Acres of Meadow Together with two hundred Acres of land belonging to the Meadow Also Six Hundred Acres of Land more which shall or may fall to me In my Third takeing up my Will is that my sonne Charles French shall pay out of the Lands and Plantation aforesaid unto the rest of his Brothers & Sisters as followeth, I give unto my Daughter Rachell Allen to her & her Heires Twenty pounds. I give unto my Daughter Hannah Busby to her & her Heires Twenty pounds. I give unto my Daughter Sarah Wood to her & herselfe alone as she shall have need of it her Husband shall not have noe part or share in it to her & her Heires Twenty Pounds. I give unto my Daughter Mary Busby to her & her Heirs twenty pounds. I give unto my Daughter Jane Hall to her & her Heires Twenty pounds. I give unto my Daughter Lydia French Twenty pounds. I give unto my sonne Thomas French Six Shillings. I give unto my sonne John French Six Shillings. I give unto my Sonne Richard French Six Shillings. I give unto my sonne Richard French all the Reversion of my Eighth part of a Propriety and that Lott at Burlington upon which Richard Bassnett hath built Houses upon to him & his Heires forever. I give unto my Sonne Charles French all my Yard Land in the ppish of neather Heyford to him & his Heires forever In old England. My Will is that my Sonne Charles ffrench shall pay all my Debts and Thirty pounds to my youngest Daughter Rebecca French out of the Yard Land aforesaid if Rebecca shall live to the Age of Eighteen yeares and if Rebecca shall happen to die before shee come to the Age of Eighteen yeares then the Thirty pounds shall be paid unto & amongst my Five younger Daughters to Hannah Busby & Sarah Wood Mary Busby Jane Hall & Lydia French my Will is that after the decease of me & my Wife that my Goods shall be divided amongst all my Daughters mentioned in my Will. And also my Will is that if I & my Wife Elizabeth shall happen to die before my youngest Daughter Rebecca is brought up that then my Sonne Charles ffrench shall bring her up or else to allow her Five pounds a year untill shee come to the Age of Ten yeares for & towards the bringing of her up. In Witness hereof I have hereunto sett my hand & Scale the Third day of the fourth month called June [1698]

Seal

Sealed & delivered in ye prsence of John Paine Tho: Eves John Hollinshead junr

The above written is a true Coppy of the Originall will or Codecill of Thomas ffrench abovenamed, being with the same Originall Examined this Third Day of May Anno Dom 1699 As witnefse hereunto my hand & seale of Office
Tho : Revell Secry & Regr

1699 Thomas French was buried with his wife Jane in a private lot, 16 ½ feet square, on the homestead plantation, Rancocas, New Jersey. [79]

Thomas French was a man of strong and forceful character, and was blunt and outspoken in his comments. He frequently had cause to regret his hasty remarks and actions, and seldom hesitated to apologize, if he believed he was in the wrong. Nor would he refuse to retract his statements if, in his opinion, he had justice on his side. He was a deeply religious man, and performed his tasks as a member of the Society of Friends with conscientiousness and devotion.

Research Notes:

Thomas French senior, the father of this Thomas French, was identified as a cooper in the baptismal records of his last two children. This Thomas French junior was also identified as a cooper in the baptism records of several of his children. The birth of Thomas French, the eldest son of Thomas senior and Sarah French, has been reported on October 29 in Nether Heyford, Northampton, England and his baptism has been reported as taking place at the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul [80].

The Quaker Thomas French who was imprisoned several times at Oxfordshire has been confused with Thomas French of Nether Heyford by many authors, including Quaker biographers and Howard Barclay French, author of a comprehensive French genealogy. However, it does not seem likely that these two men were the same person, since Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire are some distance apart and events in their lives were concurrent. The baptisms of the children of Thomas French were recorded in parish registers, not Quaker meeting records. The bible of Thomas French records dates using the names of months and refers to events according to the Church of England calendar through 1673, and then switches to the Quaker tradition of naming months numerically after he landed in Burlington New Jersey in 1680, suggesting that he was not a Quaker before 1673. [81]

Thomas French's parents were members of the Church of England, but as a young man, Thomas French was attracted to the doctrine preached by the Society of Friends (Quakers), and was one of the most enthusiastic followers of George Fox. [82]

1657 Thomas French was imprisoned for refusing to pay the tithes to the Church of England. As a Quaker he suffered many persecutions and trials for his beliefs and spent many months in prison. "Thomas French of Upper Norton, was imprisoned in 1657, at the suit of William Thomas, a lawyer and renter of Tithes, and for a demand of but 11 shillings for Tithes suffered two and forty months imprisonment." [83] [84]

1662 Thomas French was taken from a Friends meeting at Banbury [Oxfordshire], in 1662, and was committed to prison. [85]

1666 Thomas French was taken prisoner at a meeting at the house of Elizabeth White, at Coggs, near Whitney [Oxfordshire] and was committed to house of corrections for one month. [86]

This raises the question: Who were the parents of Richard French, whom we show as a son of Richard and Sara French? A biosketch of son Richard French, first published in 1857, about two hundred years after the birth of Richard, reports that his parents were Thomas and Mary French, of Oxfordshire. We suspect that this report is incorrect. We show Thomas and Sara, of Nether Heyford, as the parents of Richard because the marriage record of Richard French and Mary King in New Jersey names witnesses with the same names as other children of Thomas and Sara French. [87] [88]:

Richard French was born in England, in the year 1665. He was a son of Thomas French and Mary his wife. Thomas was a Friend of Upper Norton, Oxfordshire, who suffered, on various occasions, imprisonment for his faithfulness in attending religious meetings, and for bearing a testimony against tithes. He was an original purchaser of land in West Jersey, and was one of the signers of the Constitution of that province, First month, 1676. His first residence in America was near the mouth of Rancocas creek.

We seek further documentation that might clarify how Thomas French of Nether Heyford Parish in Northamptonshire chose to move his family to live with Quakers in America. We seek further documentation about Thomas French of Oxfordshire, in order to clarify the differences between these two men, or the concordance, if they were, in fact, the same person.

Several researchers report John Atkins [89] and Brigette Mariott as the parents of Jane Atkins, born 1634. Parish records records that John Atkins and Brigette Marriott were married in 1634 and that their daughter Elizabeth was baptized in 1635. Perhaps daughter Elizabeth was Elizabeth Jane and she became known as Elizabeth. We seek further documentation about this possible relationship.


Footnotes:

[1] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 58, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[2] Northamptonshire Record Office, 165P/5, Nether Heyford Parish Register, 1558-1812, Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1558-1812, [Ancestry Image], [AncestryRecord].

[3] Description of St Peter and St Paul church, Abington, [URL].

[4] W. P. W. Phillimore, R. C. Faithful, Northamptonshire Parish Registers. Marriages, Vol. 1 (London: 1908), 129, [HathiTrust], [HathiTrust].

[5] Northamptonshire Record Office, 165P/5, Nether Heyford Parish Register, 1558-1812, Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1558-1812, [Ancestry Image].

[6] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 65, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[7] George DeCou, Burlington: A Provincial Capital (1945), 189, 182, 187, [GoogleBooks].

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[10] Northamptonshire Record Office, 165P/5, Nether Heyford Parish Register, 1558-1812, Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1558-1812, [Ancestry Image], [AncestryRecord].

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[12] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 58, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[13] Northamptonshire Record Office, 165P/5, Nether Heyford Parish Register, 1558-1812, Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1558-1812, [Ancestry Image], [AncestryRecord].

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[53] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 124, 129.

[54] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 56, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[55] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 150.

[56] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 151.

[57] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 155.

[58] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 161.

[59] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 254, [HathiTrust].

[60] John David Davis, West Jersey New Jersey Deed records 1676-1721 (2005), 64, [FHLBook].

[61] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Burlington Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1678-1737, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[62] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 1 (1994), 47.

[63] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 369, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[64] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 178.

[65] John David Davis, West Jersey New Jersey Deed records 1676-1721 (2005), 64, [FHLBook].

[66] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 452, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[67] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 455, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[68] John David Davis, West Jersey New Jersey Deed records 1676-1721 (2005), 68, [FHLBook].

[69] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 74, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[70] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 184.

[71] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 2 [NJ and Pennsylvania] (1938), 658, [HathiTrust].

[72] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Burlington Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1677-1777 (includes many different types of records), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[73] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Burlington Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1677-1777 (includes many different types of records), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[74] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 191.

[75] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 193.

[76] H. Clay Reed and George J. Miller, The Burlington Court Book. A Record of Quaker Jurisprudence in West New Jersey 1680-1709, Vol. 5 (1944), 195.

[77] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 76, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[78] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 2 (1906), 29, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[79] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 65, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[80] We seek documentation for these reports.

[81] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 56, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[82] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 43, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[83] Joseph Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Vol. 1 (1753), 564, [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[84] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 44, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[85] Joseph Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Vol. 1 (1753), 468, [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[86] Joseph Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Vol. 1 (1753), 571, [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[87] The Friend, A Religious and Literary Journal 30 (1857), 158, Biosketch of Richard French, [InternetArchive].

[88] Willard C. Heiss, Quaker biographical sketches of ministers and elders and other concerned members of the Yearly Meeting of Philadelphia, 1682-1800 (1972), 158, [FHLBook].

[89] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for John Atkins, spouse of Brigette Mariott, [JRWolfeGenealogy].