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No baptism record has been found for Alice Taylor. Alice Taylor marrried Christopher Raworth (based on the 1671 will of Robert Taylor) and then William Black. Alice and William Black and Alice Raworth [daughter of Alice Taylor Black, by her first husband] were witnesses at the wedding of Samuel Taylor, brother of Alice Taylor, in New Jersey.

1670 For a Quaker meeting held at the house of John Holmes in Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England, fines were levied on several people including 19 shillings for William Black. [1]

1670 Alice Raworth, daughter of Christopher Raworth, was baptized on June 26, at Dronfield parish, Derbyshire, England, recorded as "June … Alice ye daughter of Christopher Raworth bapt. ye xxvith daye." [2] [3]

1671 Daughter Alice, wife of Christopher Roworth, was named in the will of Robert Taylor, of Dronfield, Derbyshire, which was dated March 13, 1670/71. Her younger brother Samuel was also named. Grand daughter Alice Roworth was also named. [4]

1672 Alice Raworth was granted administration of the estate of her husband Christopher Raworth on June 6. [5]

1676 William Black 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. [6] [7]

We have found no marriage record for William Black and Alice (Taylor) Raworth, but suspect, based on the date of immigration and the date of birth of son William in New Jersey, that they were married in England.

1677 William Black immigrated to New Jersey on the flie-boat Martha, which sailed from Hull, England the latter end of summer, and arrived, perhaps, in November. [8] [9] [10]

1678 William, son of William and Allis Black was born on 23 of month 11 [January], 1677/78 at Burlington, New Jersey. [11] [12]

1678 William Black, and several other early settlers of Burlington, signed a petition supporting Henry Jacobs, who had helped them purchase the land from the Indians when they first settled at Burlington Island (Matiniconck), against Robert Stacy, who got a lease for the Island from Governor Andros. Dated December 5. [13]

1684 Roger Hawkins of Crookhome, Pennsylvania sold land to William Black of Chesterfield for 50 shillings Boston money. Dated April 13. [14]

1684 William Black was on the assessment list for Burlington County, New Jersey as owning 200 acres. [15] [16]

1684 William Black, late of Mansfield, stuffweaver, and Robert Murfin, late of the same place, planter, [deed] to John Horner, late of Burlington, yeoman, and wife, Mary, for two plantations in Mansfield, 200 acres, above Crosswicks Creek, next to Robert Schooley. Dated July 16. [17]

1686 Samuel Taylor and Susanna Horseman were married on April 14, at Chesterfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. Witnessed by William and Alice Black, Alice Raworth, and others. [18]

1691 Mary Folkes and Sarah Davenport were assigned to speak to Alice Raworth about "her evil actions in dishonour to the Spotless Truth". Dated on 4 of month 4. [19]

1691 Alice, now the wife of Henry Beck, "acknowledged that the way to worship God was in the Spirit of Truth and that it was to lead and guide in the ways thereof". Dated on 2 of month 5. [20]

1692 William Black signed a letter with other Quakers at Burlington, New Jersey, encouraging George Keith and Thomas Lloyd to resolve their differences. [21]

1702 The will of William Black, dated 03 Mar 1701-2, named Wife Alice. Sons--Thomas, William, John, Samuel; daughter Mary; daughter-in-law Alice Beck. Legacy to John Tayler when he comes of age. Land in Mansfield Township. Personal property. Wife sole executrix. Witnesses--Edward Rockhill, John Rockhill, Samuel Tayler. Proved 06 Apr 1702. On 09 Apr 1702 the bond of the widow Alice Black, of Burlington County, as executrix. Samuel Taylor and Henry Beck, of said county, yeomen, fellow bondsmen. On 22 Apr 1702 the inventory of the estate of William Black, of Chesterfield (£251.3.-); made by Matthew Forsyth, John Bacon and Edward Rockhill. [22]

A biosketch [23] reports:

Prominent among the early settlers of West Jersey were William Black and wife Alice (Taylor), who came from England in the Flie-boat "Martha" which sailed from Hull late in the summer of 1677. He had signed the "Concessions and Agreements" in 1676, and upon settling at Burlington, took up a large quantity of land in Mansfield, Springfield and Chesterfield townships, much of which still remains in possession of members of the family. He was a zealous Friend, highly esteemed and respected, and held several offices of trust under colonial government . He died in 1702, leaving wife, Alice, four sons, Thomas, William, John, Samuel, and daughter, Mary. Alice (Taylor) Black died 1709.


Footnotes:

[1] Joseph Besse, A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, Vol. 1 (1753), 141, [InternetArchive], [HathiTrust].

[2] Derbyshire Record Office, Derbyshire Church of England Parish Registers, Dronfield, 1560-1743, D2441 A/P1 1/1 FHL film 1041034, Item 2, Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, [Ancestry_Image], [AncestryRecord], [FHLCatalog].

[3] England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[4] Staffordshire, Dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry wills and probate 1521-1860, [FindMyPast_Image], [FindMyPast_Record].

[5] Staffordshire, Dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry wills and probate 1521-1860, [FindMyPast_Image], [FindMyPast_Record].

[6] Aaron Leaming and Jacob Spicer, The Grants, Concessions, and original constitutions of the province of New Jersey (1881), 408, of 408-10, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[7] William A. Whitehead, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 1. (Administration 1631-1687) (1880), 269, right column, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[8] Samuel Smith, The History of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New Jersey (1890), 102, [InternetArchive], [Google].

[9] Thomas Francis Gordon, The History of New Jersey from its Discovery by Europeans (1834), 334, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[10] Chesterfield Township Tercentenary Committee, Chesterfield Township Heritage: Burlington County, New Jersey (1964), 25, [GoogleBooks].

[11] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Burlington Monthly Meeting, Marriages, Births and Deaths, 1677-1765, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

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

[13] William A. Whitehead, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 1. (Administration 1631-1687) (1880), 288, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[14] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 410, citing West Jersey Records, Liber 1, p 95, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[15] 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), 31.

[16] John J. Thompson, "A Burlington County, New Jersey Assessment List, 1684," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 15 (1891), 346-349, at 348, [HathiTrust].

[17] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 21. (Patents and Deeds, 1664-1703) (1899), 497-98, citing West Jersey Records, Liber B, Part 2, page 595, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[18] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724, 37, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[19] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1688-1809, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[20] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1688-1809, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[21] Robert Hannay, Benjamin Bealing, A True Account of the Proceedings, Sence, and Advice of the People Called Quakers (1694), 15-16, [GoogleBooks].

[22] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 23. (Wills and Administrations 1, 1670-1730) (1901), 41, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[23] Howard Barclay French, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas French, Volume 1 (1909), 427, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].