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Andrew 'immigrant' Smith, the 1st

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  • Name Andrew 'immigrant' Smith 
    Suffix the 1st 
    Born c 1652  near Monk Bretton, South Riding [was West], Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • poss. Burton, (today's Burton Bank),
    • Pontefract Friends Monthly Meeting [MM] established in 1669, [comprising BURTON, Denby, Pontefract and Wakefield].
    Christened Royston, Yorkshire, England; St. John The Baptist Church, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • poss. St. John The Baptist Church, Royston, South Yorkshire, England
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1704  Hunt Family Cemetery, Mercer Co. [was Burlington], New Jersey Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • [was Burlington]
    Died Bef 7 Mar 1704  Hopewell Twp, Mercer Co. [was Burlington], New Jersey Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Timeline notes about immigrant Andrew in New Jersey (updated 6/25):

      Residence circa 20 Nov 1677:
      Son Thomas born in poss. Crosswicks village, West New Jersey Province.

      Residence: 1678:
      Family researcher and archivist Mark Valsame has this remark:
      "Perhaps the earliest definitive reference to Andrew Smith in New Jersey can be found in a petition of Quakers dated December 5, 1678 [5th d, 10 mo, 1678] supporting Henry Jacobsen's claim to Manticone Island* in the Delaware River. Smith was one of 29 signers of the petition --- [Gehring, Charles T., ed., New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Delaware Papers, 1664-1682, 1977, p. 231]." The Burlington court book; a record of Quaker jurisprudence in West New Jersey, 1680-1709: http://tinyurl.com/7f248wt
      (* Matennecunk, the Lenni Lenape word for then-uninhabited Burlington Island in the River near Burlington town; he lost the case but was given land elsewhere, on Rancocas Creek)

      Residence: 5 Dec 1678
      "Petition of Quakers", Burlington, West New Jersey Province

      Residence: 11 Apr 1680
      Daughter Elizabeth's birth, Chesterfield Twp, Burlington, West New Jersey Province was recorded in the Burlington Monthly Meeting. Crosswicks Meeting, also known as Chesterfield Meeting, was established in 1680. Its first log meeting house was built in 1692.

      Residence: 14 Jun 1680
      ... listed among the freeholders and inhabitants of the jurisdiction of Court of Burlington who are "due their suit". --- [Reed, H. Clay and George J. Miller, ed., The Burlington Court Book, 1944, p.1].

      NOTE: Chesterfield Monthly Meeting was organized in 1684 by Burlington Quarterly Meeting.

      Residence: circa 2 Sep 1682
      Daughter Mary 'Polly' born in prob. Chesterfield Twp, Burlington, West New Jersey Province.

      Residence: 4 Jan 1684/85
      Daughter Hannah born in prob. Chesterfield Twp, Burlington, West New Jersey Province.

      Residence: 24 Jun 1684
      Chesterfield Twp, Burlington, West New Jersey Colony
      Mtg of Proprietors and Freeholders -- Andrew Smith, Peter Fretwell, Mahlon Stacy, the Scholeys, et alis.

      Residence: 3 Jun 1686
      [Chesterfield MM+] "At the monthly meeting of 3rd da, 4th mo*, 1686 there was a report on the request of Andrew Smith"[In general, non-members are not mentioned in the minutes, even when they attended meeting for worship on a regular basis].
      Note: Chesterfield MM is now known as Cropwell Monthly Meeting
      * (The Quaker calendar year commenced with March)

      Residence: 6 Nov 1688
      Chesterfield Township formed

      Residence: 8 Feb 1689
      Last child, son Andrew, Jr., was born in Chesterfield Twp, Burlington, West New Jersey Province. Mother Olive was, say, circa age 34; not mentioned in her spouse's 1704 Will. (Might her demise have been childbirth-related?)

      Residence: 1692
      Brought home to Chesterfield Twp. from Woodbridge Twp*, Middlesex Co., 8-year old, newly-orphaned John FIDLER (1684-1759). --- (*Established 1 June 1669)
      Crosswick MM's first log meeting house was built in 1692. For data about neighbors in general: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/QUAKER-ROOTS/1
      999-12/0944867231

      Residence: 1693
      [1693 Census] Chesterfield Twp, Burlington Co., New Jersey Colony.

      Residence: 1694
      Chesterfield Twp., Overseer for Highways.

      Residence: 1698
      Elected Chesterfield Twp. Constable.

      Residence: 1700
      He was in Burlington Co. when Hopewell Twp. was created 20 Feb 1700.

      Will written: 16 Jan 1704, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey
      Burial: Hunt Family Burial Ground.
      Probate: 7 Mar 1704.
      (He died within the time between Jan 16 and Mar 7th, 1704. In those days the time span between writing of Will and Probate thereof was generally one to two weeks).

      To see Quaker Meetings records Index 1682-1977:
      http://trilogy.brynmawr.edu/speccoll/mm/chestfldmm.xml
    • He died within the time between Jan 16 and Mar 7th, 1704. In those days the time span between writing of Will and Probate thereof was generally one to two weeks.
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    Person ID I17869  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith DNA GRP-Q-M242-1 Smith Branch: Andrew Smith b 1643/4 ENG; res Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., NJ((YDNA-Kit*633)), Smith Branch: Andrew Smith, b 1649 ENG((YDNA-Kit*352)), Smith Branch: Unknown Willows HOme KCMO((YDNA-Kit*153)), Smith Branch: Anderson Smith b c 1743 VA m Priscilla Williams(FF/Aut-Kit*509), Smith Branch: Andrew SMITH b. c.1650, d. 1704((YDNA-Kit*482)), Smith Branch: Anderson Smith b 1743 VA m Priscilla Williams(Tree Only-No DNA), Smith Branch: Unknown Smith, m Rebecca Anderson c1720 Hopewell, NJ((YDNA-Kit*569)), Smith Branch: Anderson Smith, of NJ, who had a son Vinson Smith (1778-1857)((YDNA-Kit*524)), Smith Branch: Anderson Smith b c 1743 VA m Priscilla Williams((YDNA-Kit*460)), Smith Branch: George Washington Smith b 1784 NJ m Phoebe Smith(Tree Only-No DNA), , Smith Branch: Cornelius Smith b 1783 NC m Elizabeth Roberts(Tree Only-No DNA)
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    Family Olive Foster,   b. c 1656, (poss. Burton) South Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Jan 1703, Hopewell Twp, Burlington Co., New Jersey Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1674  53.56424,-1.46566653 (St. John The Baptist, Royston, South Yorkshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Anglican Church 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Smith,   b. 28 Nov 1675, prob. Burton Bank, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1756, Hampshire Co., Virginia Colony [estab. 1754] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Thomas Smith,   b. 20 Nov 1677, (poss. Crosswicks village) Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c.1743, Hampshire Co., Virginia Colony (West Virginia in 1863) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     3. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 11 Apr 1680, near Burlington, West New Jersey Province, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1765, Hopewell Twp, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     4. Mary Smith,   b. Jul 1682, Burlington, West New Jersey Province, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c 1715, Hunterdon Co., Burlington, New Jersey Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [Birth]
     5. Hannah Smith,   b. 30 Mar 1685, Burlington, West New Jersey Province, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1727, Hopewell Twp, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Andrew Smith, Jr.,   b. 8 Feb 1689, prob. Chesterfield MM, near Burlington, West New Jersey Province Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1767, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
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    Family ID F6768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - c 1652 - near Monk Bretton, South Riding [was West], Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    St John The Baptist Church, Royston, Barnsley Parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, England.
    St John The Baptist Church, Royston, Barnsley Parish, West Riding, Yorkshire, England.
    The church where Andrew Smith and Olive Foster were married in 1674, and where their first child was christened: --- "Andrew Smith & Olive ffoster both of Burton were married Septembr ye 13th" [1674]
    --- "Sarah ye daughter of Andrew Smith of Burton was baptized December ye 12th" [1675]
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  • Notes 
    • Timeline notes about immigrant Andrew in New Jersey (updated 6/25):

      Family researcher and State archivist Mark Valsame has this remark:
      "Perhaps the earliest definitive reference to Andrew Smith in New Jersey can be found in a petition of Quakers dated December 5, 1678 [5th d, 10 mo, 1678] supporting Henry Jacobsen?s claim to Manticone Island in the Delaware River. Smith was one of 29 signers of the petition [Gehring, Charles T., ed., New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch, Delaware Papers, 1664-1682, 1977, p. 231]."
      --- The Burlington court book; a record of Quaker jurisprudence in West New Jersey, 1680-1709:
      http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=13867&iid=dvm_LocHist001410-00029-0

      Residence: 5 Dec 1678
      Prob. Crosswicks Monthly Meeting (MM). "Petition of Quakers", Burlington, West New Jersey Province

      Residence: 11 Apr 1680
      Daughter Elizabeth's birth, 11 Apr 1680, was recorded in the Burlington MM.

      NOTE: Chesterfield MM was organized in 1684 from Crosswicks MM by Burlington Quarterly Meeting (QM).

      Residence: 3 Jun 1686
      [Chesterfield MM] "At the monthly meeting of 3rd da, 4th mo*, 1686 there was a report on the request of Andrew Smith"[In general, non-members are not mentioned in the minutes, even when they attended meeting for worship on a regular basis].
      Note: Chesterfield MM is now known as Cropwell MM.
      * (The Quaker calendar year commenced in March)

      Residence: 6 Nov 1688
      Chesterfield Twp formed

      Residence: 8 Feb 1689
      Last child, son Andrew, Jr., was born in Chesterfield Twp, Burlington, West New Jersey Province. Mother Olive was circa age 34; not mentioned in spouse's 1704 Will. (Was her demise childbirth-related?)

      Residence: 1692
      Brought home to Chesterfield Twp. from Woodbridge Twp*, Middlesex Co., 8-year old, newly-orphaned John FIDLER (1684-1759). *(Estab. 1 June 1669)
      For data about neighbors in general: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/QUAKER-ROOTS/1999-12/0944867231

      Residence: 1693
      [1693 Census] Chesterfield Twp, Burlington Co., West New Jersey Province.

      Residence: 1694
      Chesterfield Twp., Overseer for Highways.

      Residence: 1698
      Elected Chesterfield Twp. Constable.

      Residence: 1700
      He was in Burlington Co. when Hopewell Twp. was created 20 Feb 1700.

      Andrew signed a Will, unrecorded, on 16 Jan 1704; spouse Olive was not listed, so, must have died before that date, and after birth of son Andrew, Jr. 8 Feb 1689.

      To see Quaker Meetings records Index 1682-1977:
      http://trilogy.brynmawr.edu/speccoll/mm/chestfldmm.xml
    • Land purchases:

      "20 Jan 1680-1. Return of survey, for Andrew Smith, of 200 ac above the ffalls of Dellaware [later the location of Hopewell Twp], and along Dellaware R., adjoining Peter Fretwell."

      "1684 5th m.[July]. Return of survey, for Andrew Smith, of 200 ac, adjoining Wm Wood, per Daniel Leeds. Also of 50 ac adjoining the first, 'formerly surveyed by S. Charles, since by Jno Meredith.' " --- source: NJCD: WJ Records, Liber B, part 1.

      "1688 May 21. [Deed?] Cornelius Empson of Brandy Wyne Cr, Penna [now Wilmington, Delaware], yeoman, to Andrew Smith of Hopewell [Farm], Burlington Co, yeoman, for 200 ac in sd Co, at Hopewell [Farm], part of 1/24 share, bought of Benj Padley of North Cave, Co of Yorke, England, baker, 21 Aug 1684." Note: Cornelius Empson (1660-1710)

      "1697 Apr - . Return of survey, to Andrew Smith for his son Thomas Smith, of 100 ac, next to Roger Park's 400 ac." Note: Dr. Roger Parke, (1648-c.1737)

      "1697 Apr - . Return of survey, to Andrew Smith for his son Thomas Smith, of 200 ac on the Northside of Stony Brook, betw. Joshua Ward & John Houghton." Note: John Houghton (1655-1710)

      Circa 1692 Andrew added to his family the newly-orphaned eight-year old John Fidler, whom he brought from Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. to Chesterfield Twp, near, Burlington (Burlington Co. in 1694). John's mother died the year he was born (1684) and his father died a short time before 1692. (Had Andrew & Olive lived there, with she possibly dying there in 1692?) --- John Fidler grew up in the Smith family, perhaps in indenture or apprenticeship, and became well-educated, such that he was later able to work as a scrivener and take an active part in civic affairs. And, he was included in immigrant Andrew's Will.

      In 1701, the Kingdoms of England & Scotland united, producing new laws tending to lay restrictions on non-Anglican religious groups, (especially the feared Catholics), and in 1707 formed 'The Kingdom of Great Britain' under one crown. In 1702 Anne ascended the throne (reigned 1702-1714); her abiding fear of Catholics gaining control of Britain and suspicion directed toward any group outside of Anglican led to caution among non-Anglicans, such as the Quakers.

      On 28 Feb 1701 in Burlington, West New Jersey, immigrant Andrew responded to the handwriting on the wall under Queen Anne and was baptized (per the Register) by the Rev. Mr. John Talbot (first Rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church) as were his already-adult offspring, Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, Hannah and Andrew, to protect their inheritance rights. Immigrant daughter Sarah had been baptized earlier, 12 Dec 1675, at St. John The Baptist church, Royston, West Riding, Yorkshire, a two years before the family's immigration to the Colonies.

      Notes:

      Andrew was a Freeholder [owning land free and clear] and therefore entitled to serve on juries and hold office:

      http://www.westjerseyhistory.org/books/njaV21/njaWestJerseyRecords-LiberBpart1.shtml



      In 1702 Anne ascended the throne of Great Britain (ruling until 1714).

      Andrew served on a Grand Jury 3 Nov 1702.

      Andrew signed a Will, unrecorded, on 16 Jan 1704.

      Andrew's estate was probated on 7 Mar 1704.

      The family's 1608 Geneva Bible is now with the New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS) for mending and conservation work.

      A member-site accessible by Ancestry.com subscribers is at:

      http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8920724/person/218424027?pgNum=1
    • Have you considered this connection?

      Andrew Smith Sr b c1700 married Sarah Stout b1689 NJ:Monmouth Co., Middleton. Children were:
      Andrew Smith Jr b c1730 NJ:Hopewell Co. married Anne Mershon
      b 1732; their son was Zebulon.
      Jemima Smith b c1730 NJ:Hopewell Co.; d 1803 NC:Rowan Co.
      Charles Smith b c1730
      Sarah Smith b c1730
      Zebulon Smith b 1730 NJ:Hopewell Co., d bef 1784

      L. Smith Randolph


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