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Genealogy

of the Descendants of

Thomas French

Who Came to America from Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire,

England, and Settled in Berlinton (Burlington) in the

Province and Country of West New Jersey, of which

he was one of the Original Proprietors, together

with William Penn, Edward Byllynge,

Thomas Ollive, Gauen Laurie

and Others



With some account of



Colonial Manners and Doings

Setting up of Friends' Meetings, Copies of Old Minutes and other

Particular Writings of Public Interest, Curious and

Rare Papers in Fac-simile, Noteworthy

Happenings and I^laces, etc.

Together with

One Hundred and Fifty Picture Prints

Compiledand Published by

Howard Barclay French

-' 'I

Of the Scveyith Generation



- Volume II

PHILADELPHIA

PRIVATELY PRINTED

1913



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Copyright

Howard B. French

1913






LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.



Page

Samuel H. French [732] Frontispiece

The French Homestead, near Trenton, N. J 14

Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia 16

Baptismal Font 17

Portrait, Richard French [269] 20

Portrait, " Aunt Kitty " French 22

" Aunt Kitty " French House, Moorestown, N. J., 1825 24

Colonial China and an Old-Time Mantelpiece 31

Susannah French Hollingshead [303] House, Moorestown, N. J., ISOO 36

Mount Holly Meeting House, 1775-1850 42

Portrait, Barzillai French [318] 46

Chancel, St. Mary's Protestant Episcopal Church, Burlington, N. J 54

Wedding Present to Elizabeth H. Beck, 1817 67

Silhouette, Mary (Ivins) French 69

Uriah French [353] House, near Mullica Hill, N.J 70

Site of Samuel French [141] Saw Mill, near Mullica Hill, N. J 72

Uriah French [353] House, Swedesboro, N. J., 1784 74

Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, Swedesboro, N. J., 1785 76

Embroidered Silk Pin Cushion of Mary (Ivins) French 79

Pilesgrove Meeting House, Woodstown, N. J., 1785 81

Woodbury Meeting House, 1715-1783, and School House, 1813 82

An Old-Time Court Petition, 1801 84-86

Silhouette, Martha (French) Hillman [730] 87

Dishes Belonging to Mary (Ivins) French 88

Jacob French [354] House, near Ewan, N. J 98

Charles French [356] House, near Mullica Hill, N. J 106

Portrait, Samuel French [357] 112

Rebecca Clark French House, Woodbury, N. J 116

Chair Belonging to Beulah (Gibbs) Clark 119

Portrait, Joseph C. French [360] 124

Family China 125

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.



Page

Belongings of Charles French, 3rd [143] 131

Gilbert Page House, Moorestown, N. J., 1800 132

Family China 136

Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, Moorestown, N. J., 1838 136

Portrait, Judge Samuel Black [384-] 146

Portrait, Nathan Wright Black [385] 148

Charles Creighton French [393] House 155

Plan of Delaware River Wharves, Arch to Market St., about 1800 156

Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, 1804 158

Portrait, John Taylor French, Jr. [477b] 164

Edward French [559] House, West Moorestown, N. J 192

Portrait, Mary (Parry) French 208

Portrait, Samuel French [635] 208

Portrait, Thomas Y. French [638] 210

Portrait, Barzillai French [645] 212

Portrait, Thomas French [667] 220

Portrait, Samuel B. French [668] 222

Samuel B. French House, Beaver, Pa., 1845 224

Silhouette, Agnes (French) Combs [729] 247

Silhouette, Isaac Combs 247

" White Mansion," Summer Residence of Samuel H. French [732] 260

Fluid Lamp, 1850 261

Portrait, Clayton French [735] 266

" Woodfield," Summer Residence of Clayton French 268

Portrait, Lieutenant J. Hansell French, U. S. A. [1427] 272

Silhouette, Theodosia (French) Cake [737] 277

Portrait, Elizabeth (Groff) French 278

Portrait, Samuel E. French [738] 278

Portrait, William Hazelton French [746] 284

Portrait, Elizabeth (Atkinson) French 284

Green Street Meeting House, 1813 287

Portrait, Captain Samuel G. French [755] 294

Swords Presented to Captain Samuel G. French 294

Portrait, General Samuel G. French [755] 300

General French's Reminiscences of Harmony Schooi 303

Harmony School, Mullica Hill, N. J., 1805-1888 304

John C. French [758] Building, 1858 309

Stony Brook Meeting House, 1759-60-61 315

A Family Piece 325

Portrait, Rear-Admiral John J. Read, U. S. N., Retired [1592] 336

Portrait, William French Brick [1295] 452

" Aldbrbrook," Summer Residence of Howard B. French [1406] 482

Destroyed by fire April 1st, 1908.



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.



Page

Lake at " Alderbrook," Summer Residence of Howard B. French 484

" Alderbrook," Summer Residence of Howard B. French 486

Portrait, C. Stanley French [1415] 488

Portrait, Harry B. French [1430] 494

Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, Pa., 1894 496

Interior, Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, Pa 498

Memorial Tablet, Church of the Good Shepherd 500

Portrait, Charles S. French [1474] 522

Rancocas Meeting House, 1772 574

Foot Stool Belonging to Mary ( Ivins) French 663



Signatures of Page

Allen, Enoch 85

Matthew 84

Benson, John 85

Blackwood, Jn 86

Brown, Thomas 84

Carpenter, Thos 84

Clement, J 86

Combs, Isaac 248

Agness Ann [729] 248

Coombs, Samuel 85

Cooper, Nathan 85

Cozens, B. E 84

E 86

Edwards, John 85

Eldridge, Job 85

England, Daniel 85

Ffirth, John 85

Flaningan, Samuel 84

French, C. Stanley [1415] 488

Chas. S. [1474] 523

Charles [356] 109

Charles, Jr 85

Clayton [735] 266

Edward [559] 192

Hannah I. [753] 119

Harry B. [1430] 494

J. T. [477b] 164

Jacob [354] 85, 99

Mary 80

S. G. [755] 260, 303

Samuel [357] 119



Signatures of Page

Samuel C. [747] 289

Samuel H. [732] ... Frontispiece

Uriah [353] 80, 85

WiLLMM S. [739] 279

Wm. H. [746] 285

Gill, John 84

Groff, Garret 8S

Haines, John 85

Joshua 85

Harrison, William 85

H.4RKER, David 85

Jonathan 86

Hazelton, Wm 85

Henszey, Is.aac 84

Heston, Thomas 86

Hollixshead, Wm 84

HooTON, 1 85

Hopkins, Jas 86

Horner, George, Jur 85

Inskeep, Abraham 86

Jackson, John 85

Kirby, Samuel 85

LippiNCOTT, Joshua 85

Lucas, Albert 258

Matts, John 85

Moore, Josiah 85

Mulford, Wade 85

Nicholson, Abel 85

Pancoast, James 85

P.AUL, Jonathan 86

Read, John J. [1592] 341



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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.



Signatures of Page

Richards, Richard 85

Roberts, Josiah 50

Rogers, Joseph 85

Sailor, Wilm 85

Shoemaker, Clayton F. [1403]. 259

RoBT 259

Smith, Joseph Zane 85

Sparks, Robert, Junr 85

Stratton, James 86



Signatures of Page

Taylor, George 85

Waterall, William 258

Wm 259

West, Isaiah 84

Jonathan 85

Wetherill, W. H 259

WiLKINS, Tho 86

Wolf, David 85

Zane, Joseph, Jur 85





ANCIENT ANNALS OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

HE ancestors of Thomas ffrench, progenitor, who located
in Burlington, N. J., in 1680, as one of the Proprietors,
and the genealogy of whose descendants is related in this
work, lived for many generations in one of the most inter-
esting and picturesque sections of England. For a thou-
sand years the hills and dales, the beautiful streams and
notable memorials of Northamptonshire have been celebrated in song and
story. The fascinating annals of folk lore deal with its quaint people and
their curious ways. In Volume I some account has been given of the ancient
parish of Nether Heyford and its notable church, S. S. Peter and Paul, a
landmark of Norman civilization. Therein, as recorded, appears the register
of Thomas ffrench and his sires, running back for many years. The entire
region is full of historic interest. Many travellers journeyed through North-
amptonshire, frequently leaving accounts of their observations. One of the
most curious of these ancient records, telling of the wanderings of a primitive
official — a county surveyor — in 1610, remained unpublished until more than
one hundred years later, in 1722, and is now regarded as a rare literary and
historic treasure. From this narrative entitled: "Delineation of Northamp-
tonshire; Being a brief Hiftoricall and Chorographicall Defcription of that
County. The Names of Cyties, Townes, Parifhes, Hamlets, Howfes of
Note, and other Remarkables. By the Travayle of John Norden, in the
Year M. D. C. X;" we quote as follows:



This Northamptonfhire is a moft pleafant Shire, adorned both with falu-
tarie and profitable Seates, manie and notable Sheepe Paftures, rich feedings
for Cattle, firtile Corne Groundes and lardge Feilds greatly inrichinge the
induftrious Husbandman. No Shire within this Land hath lo little wafte
Grounds, for theare is not in a manner anie part tliereof, but is turned to
fome profitable Ufe. It is very populous, and the Townes, Parifhes, yea
every Hamlett for the moft parte, but moft efpeciallie the Houfes of the
Nobillitie moft healthfully Scituate in a moft pure and pleafant Ayre. The
Countrie moft comfortable for Travaylers not only in regard of the open
perfpects which are delightfull to wayfaringe Men ; But alfo in regarde of

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plentie of Townes, Parifhes and Villages, which are fo univerfallie difperfed,
that in every two or three Myles, at the moft, is found a Place of eafe to
the wearifome Travylour. It lyeth in a plain forme, not Craggie by reafon
of extraordinarie high Hills, fells, or Mountaines, though fome afcendings
and defcendings theare are, which are no waye to be compared to Mountains,
which are common in fome other Partes of this Lande, as Somerfett, Dorfett,
Devon, and Cornwall. In this Shire a Travyller maye, in the highwaies as
he commonly Travelleth, number in fome Places twenty, at fome Stations
thirty, or more Parifhe Churches. And fo much the rather, for that the
moft parte of the Steeples in all that Countie are carried very high with
a kinde of Spire like unto a Pyramys. The firtilitie, falutarie ayre, pleafant
perfpects and conveniencie of this Shire in all things to a generous and noble
mynde have fo allured Nobilitie to plante themfelves within the fame, that
no Shire within this Realme can anfwere the like Number of Noblemen, as
are Seated in thofe Partes. Belides thefe her Majeftie hath three ftately
Seates within the fame Shire, as, The Honore of Grafton, Collewefton, and
Ffotheringhay Caftle.

Theare are alfo Seated within this Shire divers Knights. Befides thefe
Barons and Knights, are very many Efquires, the moft of them alfo very
pleafingly seated within this Shire. IVIany other Gentlemen theare are within
this Sliire, the recytall of whole Names and dwellings, I will omytt. No
Shire within this Lande is fo plentifullie ftored with Gentry in regarde
whearof this Shire may feerae worthy to be termed the Herralds Garden,
whearin they may gather fuch varieties of Coates as in fome degree or
other match all their Coates in Englande. Manie other Things may be faid,
and that not unneceffarylye touching the further comodious Scituation of
this Shire not only in regarde of Profitt but alfo of pleafure. Ffor Hawkinge
both on Land and River it will hardly be matched, fuch pleafant Fields and
lardge perfpects at will, to view the foaringe Ffawkon, and golden ftreames
fo interlaceinge the cheareful Hills and Dales replenifhed with Game of
all fortes to delighte the noble Mynde. Deare, Red and Fallowe, both in
Parks, Fforefts, and Chafes are fo plentifull as noe one Shire yeeldeth lyke.
Theare are three Fforefts within this Shire, as Rockingham Fforeft, White-
woode and Sawfy Fforefts whearof your Honor is Cuftos Ferarum. The
Lord Compton hath alfo a Chafe called Yardly Chafe. Theare are Parks
greate Store. Her Majeftie hath Grafton, Potterfpery, Hartwell, Stoke
Bruerne, Moulton, Rockingham, Bridgeftoke two Parkes, great and litle,
Clifle Parke, Ffotheringhay Parke, Higham Parke not walled but hedged.
Parkes of Noblemen IV. Parkes of Knights V. Parkes of Efquires V.
Thus is Northamptonfhire furnifhed with Parkes, Forefts, and Chaces yeald-
inge often recreation to the Mynde exercife to the Bodie, and relief to the
Table.

Now to call to Mynde fomethinge touchinge the Husbandmans delight, I
cannot but wonder to call to Mynde the greate heards of Cattle longinge



ANCIENT ANNALS OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ix

to every Small Parishe, Village, and Hamlett, which when in my Small
Travayle I did behold by fuch generall multitudes I perfwaded my felfe of
an impoffibilitie, that fo Small Parifhes and Places of fo flender Accompt
could yeeld fo great a Number of Kyne and other Cattle fuch mayne
Fflocks of Sheepe and which made me moft to marvayle were the greate
heards of Swyne, a Beaft altogether unprofittable, till he come to the
Slaughter. Then his ruftie Ribbs in a Froftye Morninge will pleafe the
Ploughman, and will fo fupple his Weatherbeaten Lipps, that his Whipp
and his Whiffle will hamer out fuch harmony as will make a Dogge daunce
that delights it. But howfoever they be fed, the bafer forte of Men prove
wealthie, and wade through the World with good countenance in their call-
ing, leaft beholden generally to the monied Men of any other Shire whatfo-
ever that I knowe.

Now touchinge the generall eafe of the Countrie in regarde of Markett
Townes and the apte Scituation of them I thincke it cannot be wifhed in
better forte then it is, fo fittly marfhialed and difpofed as no Village, Parifhe,
or Place in the whole Shire is fcarcely diftant 4 Myles from fome one
Markett Towne, either in the fame Shire, or the next adjoyninge, for the
Shire at the broadeft Place is not 16 Myles and the Markett Townes are fo
fcattered heare and theare to the Number of 12, that fewe Places are above
3 Myles diftant from fome Markett Towne.

This Shire ftandeth environed with VIII other Shires, namely Rutland-
fhire on the North, Lyncolnefhire on the North, Northeaft. Huntingdon-
fhire Eaft, North-Ealt. Bedfordlhire Eaft, South-Eaft. Buckinghamfhire
South. 0.\fordfhire South, South-Weft, Warwickefhire Weft. Leicefterfhire
North-Weft. It is devided into 20 Hundreds, namely. The Hundred of
Naffaborowgh, The Hundred of Navesford, Polbroke Hundred, Huckflowe
Hundred, Sutton Hundred, Norton Hundred, Towcefter Hundred, Warden
Hundred, Hanfordhoo Hundred, Newbottle Hundred, Rothwell Hundred,
Gylesborough Hundred, Ffahvefley Hundred, Corby Hundred, Willow-
brooke Hundred, Orlingbury Hundred, Higham-Ferrers Hundred, Spellowe
Hundred, Wymerfley Hundred, and Cleyley Hundred. Now it is neceffary
fomething to confyder of this Worde Hundred, whence it is derived, and
why it is fo called. It is called in Latin Centuria, of the number of an
Hundred, which of the Saxons was called Hundred. King Alured, when
he concluded a Peace with Guthrune a Dane, he feeminge to foUowe the
Councell which Jethro gave to Moyfes, for the more eafye Government of
the People of Ifrael, to devyde his Companie into manie Regiments. So
did he devyde England into quafdam Satrapias into certaine Provinces,

which we call a Shire, cominge of the Word ( ) which fignifieth to

devyde. And thearefore the Shire beinge devyded into Centurias, or after
the Saxons hundredr as alfo into Decurias Companies, often Men and the
cheife of them was amongfte the Romanes Decurio. And the Sa.xons called
fuch a Company of 10 Men tien man tale. And he that is nowe called in



ANCIENT ANNALS OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Northamptonshire a Therdbarow, was of the Saxons called Teohungmon ( ?)
called in the Weft Partes at this Daye a Tythingman. And the Place
wheare he ruleth is called a Tythinge, in tyme paft confiftinge of 10
Howfholders, but nowe more or leffe, and every 10 Tythings made an
Hundred whereas nowe tyme hath Altered it. But I thincke the Worde
Therdbarowe among the Northamptonfhire Men groweth of the Saxon

( ) which fignifieth a cheefe Pledge or Surety, one that ftandeth to

anfweare for all fuch as are within his Tythinge or Barowe. And in tyme
paft theife petite and fubofficers ended divers and fundrie inferriour Offences
comytted within his chardge, being lefte as a Pledge infteede of the Cen-
turio, or Overfeer of the Hundred to redreffe the leffer, and to enforme of
the Greater Offences. And in theife Dales the Governours of Hundreds
are called Conftables, of the Worde Conftabilire, to make fure and Stable
whether in prefervation of the Peace, endinge and determininge of Quar-
rells, or to ftoppe effectually whatfoever feemeth to tend to the prejudice
of the Comonwealth of his hundred.

This Shire is very well ftored with faire Rivers, Brookes, and Springs,
a moft profitable and pleafant Ornament, and wifhed Neighbours to all
Inhabitants, amonge which theare are IV principall and cheefe Rivers, the
firft is diverflye Named, which paffeth through the whole Shire from
Davonter in the Weft and South, to Peterborowgh in the North Eafte, and
this River is of Mr. Cambden called Avon, but of PoUydore Virgyll, Nyne,
and of the Countrymen Nen. It rifeth in 6 or 7 Heads neare unto Davonter,
and at Flowre taketh in another braunche which rifeth nere Anderbury Hill;
and fo continually meetinge with other Rivers it becometh a greate River.

Theare is another River which is called Weland, which taketh Name of
the Parifhe of Weland in Leicefterfhire, nere which it rifeth, and this River
devydeth Northamptonfhire from Leicefterfhire and Rutlandfhire, as alfo
from Lyncolnefhire.

The third River is Charwell, which devydeth Northamptonfhire, and
Oxfordefhire, and it taketh Name of Charwelton, wheare it rifeth.

The 4 mayne River is Oufe which runneth by Brackley, and fo environeth
a Parte of Northamptonfhire at Stoni-Stratford and then runeth through
Buckinghamfhire, Bedfordfhire, and fo into the Ifle of Elye.

To fpeake now fomethinge of the Places of Woode with this Shire, which
indeed by the Scarcetie thereof feemeth moft of all to blemifhe the Shire,
yet many Places are well ftored, as aboute Rockingham, almoft as far as
Oundell, and reafonably about Peterborowgh, and heare and theare through
the whole Country, but efpecially about Grafton, Whittlewoode, and Saucye
Forefts.

Nowe for Meadowes and deepe feedings, they are every wheare fo difperft
as they feeme to rejoyce the poore Countrieman, nay every Travaylor may
rejoyce to fee the Feelds on the Hills above, and the Vallies below, with
fuch comly Garments of Corne and Graffe every wheare as David fayth, to
rejoyce and finge in regarde of the plentie it Yearly yeeldeth.



ANCIENT ANNALS OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE xi

Syth then that Northamptonfhire yeeldeth (uch varietie from our God,
who will not give praife unto our God, that he may give yet more encreafe
an Hundred Folde? He is able and willinge, oh that we would endeavour,
and he would bleffe our labours, our Stocke and Store, and would not fuffer
any leadinge into Captivitye, nor any complayninge in Northamptonfhire.

The cheife Towne in this Shire is Northampton, Northanton, by which
Titles it hath bene heartofore knowne, but now only knowne by the Name
of Northampton, whence it taketh its Name is lufficiently fet downe in the
difcourfe of the Shire. Polidore Virgill fol 37. affirmeth, that Northamopton
was a Cytie, and called Trinobantum Urbem, the Cytie of Trinobant, but
Urbs fignifieth not only a Cittie, but alfo a walled Towne, and although it
be noe Cittie it is a walled Towne. And as the (aid Polidore (ayeth, the
Countrie People by corruption of Speache, inftead of Trinobante, called it
Tranton. But I am perfwaded, that they that fo tooke that, weare greatly
deceaved, for Trinobantes (as Ptolomey the Egyptian fayeth, with whome
agree in that pointe all latter Writers are the Effex and Mydlefe.\ Men.
At this Towne of Northampton have bene many memorable Things don,
which to declare with brevytie I hope fhall not feeme fuperfluous unto your
Honor.

Theare is a very auncient and memorable Monoument within i a Myle
of the Towne made in forme of Charinge-Crofse, but not fo high, whearof
fome have dreamed, that it fhould be theare erected to deraouftrate the
Center of England; but I doe not perfwade my felf that it was the caufe
of the errection thearof, for that indeed it is not the middle of the Land,
it ftandeth too far towards the South and Eaft, yet might it carry fome
kynde of culler if England paffed not beyond Humber Northward as did
Loegrea. But it appeare by auntient Cronicles that the fame Monument
with others in divers Places in the Highwaye thence to London were erected
by Edward the I. in the 19 Yeare of his Raigne, and in the Yeare of Chrift
1290. in memoryall of Elioner his Queene, who died at Hardly neare Lyn-
colne, from whence fhe was brought to Northampton, and theare refted, in
remembrance whearof he caufed this Monument to be erected in that Place
from thence the Corpes of the Queene weare carried to Weftminfter and
theare interred.

This Towne is a fayre Towne with many fayre old Buildings lardge
Streets and a very ample and fayre Markett Place. It is walled aboute with
a Wall of Stone but meane of Strength, neare unto the Towne theare
ftandeth an auncient Caftle Ruynous. Mathew Parys reportethe that Queene
Elionor Mother to Kinge John, being ayded by Huberte Arch-Bifhope of
Canterbury and the Nobles of the Realme, called a meetinge of all Eftates
of the Land, and theare raifed them to take Oth of obedience unto Kinge
John her Sonne after the Deathe of Kinge Richard the firft, in the Yeare
of Chrifte 1199. but to form a clearer Idea, fee the reprefentation of this
Towne, hereunto annexed.



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ANCIENT ANNALS OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE



Kinge Henry 3. (as reporteth Polidore Virgill) for certaine Riotuous
Actions comraytted by some of his Barons came to Northampton accom-
panied with his Lords, Nobles, and Marfhiall Men and undermyned the
Wall, made a Breach and entered the Towne and flew divers Men, that
had affifted his Rebellious Barons, he tooke Prifoners 15 Barons and 60
Knights (as reporteth Mathew of Weftminfter) befyds many others of
Accompt Anno Chrifti 1264. but other Writers differ from him about the
Number.

Theare is neare this Towne in the South-Syde thearof called the new
Feilde, betweene Hardingfton and a Place called Samdisford, a fhowe of
a Forte or Trenche caft up with Diches by Henrie the 6. when he came to
Northampton in the Yeare of Chrift 1466. againfte the Earle of Marche
and other Rebells, betweene whome was fought a moft cruell Battle, wheare
the Kinge was difcomfited and 10000. of his Men flaine and drowned in
the River Nen, or as fome call it, Avon.

In the tyme of Kinge Henrie the 2 was a Parliament holden at this Towne,
to which came the Kinge of Scottes to conclude a Peace betweene him and
the Kinge of England fo Fabian 321.

Alfo theare was a Battle fought neare Northampton betweene the Earle
of Pembrooke and the Yorkfhire Men in the tyme of Edw. IV. wheere the
Earle was difcomfited. Pol. Virgill.

The Schollers of Cambridge in the tyme of Hen. Ill came to Northamp-
ton, entendinge theare to buyld an Univerfitie by confent of the Kinge, but
they foon retourned to Cambridge.

Wellingborrow called of fome Wedlingborow, of others, Wenlingborowe
ftandeth neare the River Nen or Avon, and is now called Wellingborowe-
Forum of the Markett theare, as in the Countrie of Dorfett theare is
Blandford-Forum. It may be thought that the Name of that fhould be
Wellingborowe fo given in regarde of the Springs that rife in many Places
in, and neare the Towne. It is faid that fome Part thearof fometimes
belonged to the Duchy of Lancaster. But now the whole Towne, as I am
enformed, belongeth unto your Honor.

Thus my Right Honorable Good Lord havinge breefely runn over North-
amptonshire, which for wante of Tyme and fitt Opportunitye is not fo
thoroughly Performed, as I perhaps may hearafter doe, I befeeche you
accepte hearof, untill better Oppertunetye be offered to Accomplifhe the Reft.



GENEALOGY

OF THE DESCENDANTS OF

THOMAS FRENCH



260— JOHN TAYLOR FRENCH (Thomas, 1; Richard, 5; William, 27;

William, 111).

b. 1st mo. 27th, 1783.

d. November 21st, 1831, in Trenton, N. J.

m. Anastasia Bye, daughter of Samuel and Eliza-
beth Bye.
She b. November 3rd, 1793.

d. March 27th, 1858, in Philadelphia; buried in
Odd Fellows' Cemetery, Philadelphia.

477a— EDWARD RICKEY FRENCH

m. Sarah Richmond.

477b— JOHN TAYLOR FRENCH, JR.

b. July, 1822.
m. January 7th, 1847, Sarah (Sutphin) Vleit.

477c— ELIZABETH RICKEY FRENCH

b. April 7th, 1829.
m. George Byron Armbruster, M.D.

TRIBUTE TO JOHN TAYLOR FRENCH

The Trenton, N. J., "Emporium'' of November 26th, 1831, contained the following:
"Departed this life on the 21st inst., in the 48th year of his age, iVIr.
John French. On the day following his remains were interred in the Bury-
ing Ground of the Baptist Church at Bloomsbury (N. J.), attended by a



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