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Edward Fitzrandolph and Elizabeth Blossom

A two-paragraph biological sketch, with a list of their 12 children. From an unknown source. (It was posted on ancestry.com, but I can no longer find it.)

522 Edward Fitz Randolph.170 d. Piscataway, NJ about 1675.
bpt. Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham, England on July 5, 1607.

Edward came to New England in 1630 with the 700 passengers in the Winthrop Fleet. He settled first in Scituate, MA where he was married. The diary of Rev. Lothrop records that Edward built the 38th house in Scituate in 1636. In the spring of 1639, they moved to Barnstable, MA as some of the first settlers of that town. He was bequeathed ten pounds in the will of his father in England in 1647, "if he cum to demand it". In 1649, they moved again to a "great double lot" in West Barnstable containing 120 acres of upland. Again in 1669, with his wife and six of his children, he moved to Piscataway, NJ, leaving behind his son Nathaniel and daughters, Mary and Hannah, wife of Jasper Taylor.

Elizabeth and Edward were buried in St. James churchyard in Piscatway, where, during the Revolution, breastworks where built to defend aginst the Brittish. After the war, when the breastworks were dismantled, the former grave markers could not be located. He m. Elizabeth Blossom, on May 10, 1637 in Scituate, MA.

They had the following children:;

  1. Nathaniel (-1640) 
  2. Nathaniel (-1714) 
  3. Mary (-~1649)
  4. Hannah
  5. Mary (1650-1738)
  6. John (-1653)
  7. John
  8. Joseph (-~1726)
  9. Elizabeth (1657-)
  10. Thomas (1659-1745)
  11. Hope (1661-)
  12. Benjamin (1663-1746)

Elizabeth Blossom b. Leyden, Holland in 1620. 170 d. New Jersey in 1713.



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