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Source Citations


130. Amey Borden

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8Q4-LMK. Image.

2Borden, Charles F., Borden family of Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Genealogy of the; 1370-1868, Typescript (46 p.) of "Borden Scrapbook" & family papers. 1952, pg. 33, FHL Film 0858787, item 6. "Identified as deceased in father's will."

3FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/201112181/amey-chase. "Daughter of John Borden and Mary Borden
Wife of Benjamin Chase
Mother of Patience Chase, Elizabeth Chase, Amey Chase Durfee, Nathan Chase, Benjamin Chase, Abner Chase, and Hope Chase." Image.


Benjamin Chase

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/201113711/benjamin-chase. "on of William Chase and 2nd wife of William Chase
Husband of Amey Chase (Borden)
Father of Patience Chase, Elizabeth Chase, Amey Chase Durfee, Nathan Chase, Benjamin Chase, Abner Chase, and Hope Chase.
Brother of Joseph Chase
Half brother of John Chase, of Yarmouth; William Chase, Abraham Chase, Joseph Chase and Samuel Chase." Image.


311. Patience Chase

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F87K-WFS. "Name: Pacience Chase
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1699
Birthplace: PORTSMOUTH,NEWPORT,RHODE ISLAND
Father's Name: Benjamin Chase
Mother's Name: Amie
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50124-1
System Origin: Rhode_Island-ODM
GS Film number: 908270
Reference ID:

Citing this Record
"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F87K-WFS : 6 December 2014), Pacience Chase, 16 Nov 1699; citing PORTSMOUTH,NEWPORT,RHODE ISLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 908,270." Image.


Josiah Wilcox

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8M5-YRS. "Name: Josiah Willcock
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 22 Sep 1701
Event Place: Tiverton, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America
Event Place (Original): Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Edward Willcock
Mother's Name: Sarah

Reference ID: p29
GS Film Number: 913052
Digital Folder Number: 004250534
Image Number: 00023

Citing this Record
"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8M5-YRQ : 17 December 2019), Sarah in entry for Josiah Willcock, 1701." Image.


314. Amos Chase

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F872-6BW. Image.


315. Nathan Chase

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/173414495. "DIED
At Portsmouth, on this Island, the 25 ult., Mr. Nathan Chase, in the 97th year of his age.

THE GUARDIAN LIBERTY NOV. 1, 1800
NEWPORT RHODE-ISLAND." Image.


131. Joseph Borden

1Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pgs 69-70, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "   Joseph was born in Portsmouth December 3, 1680, and was married to Sarah Brownell, daughter of George Brownell, and Susannah Pearce. She was born in Portsmouth June 14, 1681, and married Joseph Borden February 24, 1703. Her grandfather, Joseph Brownell, and John Cook were appointed water bailiffs by the government of Rhode Island May 20, 1647, when the laws of Oleron were adopted for the regulation of marine affairs in Rhode Island. Her grandmother's name was Ann. After the death of her husband she married John Read, October 31, 1719, for many years town clerk of Freetown.
  Joseph Borden settled in Freetown, and in that part now called Fall River on the north side of the stream, and on the west side of the county road. The Richardson house now covers the spot where his house formerly stood. In 1714 the same year that the purchase of the mill lot and the stream was made from Col. Benjamin Church, Joseph Borden erected a new saw mill near where the Pocasset upper factory now stands. It was afterwards moved farther down stream, to increase the head of water near to the head of the Great Falls. His possessions extended on the north side of the stream from the county road westward to the salt water, with the privilege of joining dam or dams with his brother Richard, who owned on the south side of the stream. Together with all of John Borden's half share of the first lot in the Freeman's purchase, lying next to the Fall River on the north side. But this last tract was not included in the will of Joseph, and should be considered as a free gift made by John Borden to his grandson Stephen, in response to a suggestion of his dying son, who, in closing his will, said: "As said lands have not been conveyed to myself by deed, but remain in the hands of my father, John Borden, of Portsmouth, my request and desire is that my said father will be pleased to confirm the same in the tenour above expressed, with what more he pleaseth." John Borden, his father, being present at the time did "fully and freely declare and approve of the devises in said will, promising to give such further confirmation of said lands as may be proper, agreeably to the testator's request in said will. And this agreement was endorsed upon the will of Joseph Borden. Date of will July 15, 1715; date of codicil, July 18; will approved August 1, 1715. The codicil provided for his wife and fixed the time when Stephen should take possession of the estate.
  Joseph Borden disappeared so early that he has left but little to record. He seems to have commenced the improvement of his property with considerable energy and promised fair to become an active and energetic business man, but Providence ordered otherwise, and he passed away "as a dream when one awaketh." No tradition of him unfavorable to his character has come down to us." S.
  His family consisted of four sons, Stephen, William, George and Joseph These all lived to have families in and around Fall River for many years. Stephen died August 1, 1738, Joseph moved to the east side of the North Watuppa Pond, 1750, which is the date of a power of attorney to his brother George. George himself removed to Tiverton, 1755, and erected a saw-mill on the Crandall road which has been owned successively by his son John and grandson Benjah Borden, who added a grist mill to the premises in 1812. But William and his descendants have always remained in and around the place of their nativity. His youngest son was the Rev. Job Borden ,the blind Bapitst preacher, who is favorably remembered at the present day; so that although the married life of Joseph Borden was so very short, about 12 1/2 years, his descendants are more numerous in this region than those of any of his brothers."

2Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Page 1108, FHL 1597740 Item 14. From publication, "Your ancestors, a national magazine of genealogy and family history" published in Buffalo, N.Y. by Harry Ferris Johnston from 1947 to 1959. "Joseph b. 12-3-1680 m. Sarah Brownell."

3Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Page 29/1333 (pdf 16). "Joseph3 Borden, son of John and Mary (Earle)
b. 12-3-1680 Portsmouth R.I.
m. 2-24-1703 Sarah Brownell, dau. of George & Susannah (Pearce) (b. 6-14-1681
d.
Res. Freetown, Mass.

Ch:
Stephen b. 8-10-1705 m. Penelope Read
Willaim b. 1707 m. __________ ____________
George b. 8-10-1709 m. Priscilla Wilcox
Joseph B. 1712 m. Susannah Read."

4Arnold, James Newell 1844-1927, Rhode Island, Vital Record of 1636-1899: a family register for the people (Providence, R.I. : Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1893), pg 28741, FHL US/CAN Book 974.5 V2a. "Names: Borden
Original Text:  BORDEN Joseph, Dec. 3, 1680
Town Page Detail: Monthly Meeting
Start Date: 1680
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Record Type: Birth."

5William Richard Cutter, Eugene C. Gardner, Harlan Hodge Ballard, et al., Massachusetts, Encyclopedia of: Biographical - Genealogical, New York, Boston, Chicago: American Historical Society, 1916. Vol. 5, Vol. 7 pg 133, New Bedford Public Library, G 920.C984___. "John Borden, born September, 1640, in Portsmouth, died there June 4, 1716. He married, December 25, 1670, Mary Earle, born in Portsmouth, 1655, died there in 1734, daughter of William and Mary (Walker) Earle. Their third son was Joseph Borden, born December 3, 1680, married Sarah Brownell, of Portsmouth."

6FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108324679. "Joseph was married to Sarah Brownell daughter of George Brownell and Susannah Pearce of Portsmouth, Rhode Island." Image.


Sarah Brownell

1Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8VJ-LMC. "Name: Joseph Borden
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 24 Feb 1703
Event Place: Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Male
Father's Name: John Borden
Mother's Name: Mary Earl
Spouse's Name: Sarah Brownell
Spouse's Gender: Female
Reference ID: Note 3002 p20
GS Film Number: 000000149
Digital Folder Number: 004250523
Image Number: 00149

Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8VJ-LMC : accessed 15 July 2017), Joseph Borden and Sarah Brownell, 24 Feb 1703; citing Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, town halls, Rhode Island, and Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; FHL microfilm 149." Image.

2Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8KG-129, FamilySearch.org. Image.

3Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F89F-LLP. "Name: Sarah Brownell
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1681
Birthplace: Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island
Father's Name: George Brownell
Mother's Name: Sarah Pearce
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09727-9
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
GS Film number: 22366
Reference ID: Note 3002 p20

Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F89F-LLP : 6 December 2014), Sarah Brownell, 14 Jun 1681; citing Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, reference Note 3002 p20; FHL microfilm 22,366." Image.

4FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126001645. Image.


132. Thomas Borden

1Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 71, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "... ... Nevertheless, Mr. Borden was highly successful in his operations and accumulated a good estate which he transmitted to his descendants who were always ranked among the most respectable people in the town.  To his son John  he gave his homestead with all his lands in Portsmouth, together with his ferryboats.  To Joseph and William he gave the Hog Island farm to be divided equally between them; and to each of his daughters, Mary and Sarah, he gave on hundred and fifty pounds; the balance of his money went to his sons.  Some years later Joseph sold his interest in Hog Island farm to his brother William, and bought the homestead of his father and the whole of John's share, and John removed to Dutchess county, New York.  The old family seat of John Borden of Quaker Hiss is a place well known.  It contained, a few years ago, two houses near each other."

2Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, pg 1494, FHL 1597740 Item 14. From publication, "Your ancestors, a national magazine of genealogy and family history" published in Buffalo, N.Y. by Harry Ferris Johnston from 1947 to 1959. "Thomas 3 Borden, Son of John & Mary (Earle)
b. 12-13-1682 Portsmouth, R.I.
M. 10-24-1727 Mary Briggs
d.
Res. Fall River, Mass." 6 children listed.

3Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F83F-NJ3. "Name: Thomas Borden
Event Type: Christening
Event Place: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Event Place (Original): Society of Friends, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 Dec 1682
Birthplace: SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, NEWPORT, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Father's Name: John Borden
Mother's Name: Mary

Reference ID: 2:1781RGB
GS Film Number: 22488
Digital Folder Number: 007837380

Citing this Record
"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F83F-NJ7 : 17 December 2019), Mary in entry for Thomas Borden, ." Image.

4FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113070740/thomas-borden. "Vital Record of Rhode Island Friends, page 46, confirms his birth date.

Thomas resided on the paternal homestead. The Bristol ferry leased by his father was operated by him. He inherited the homestead and was a 'substantial and prosperous citizen.' [Joseph Savage, Little Brown, Boston, 1860]." Image.


Mary Briggs

1Wilber, Philip - town clerk, Rhode Island, Little Compton family genealogies, FHL US/CAN Film 946840 Item 2.

2Portsmouth (Rhode Island). Town Clerk, Rhode Island - Portsmouth - The town book of records: marriages, birth and deceases, 1684-1853, Bk 1 pg 44, FHL 946795 Items 2-5.

3Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F829-SYB, FamilySearch.org. Image.

4Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 72, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "Thomas Borden died about 1745, leaving a widow much younger than himself.  She subsequently married Christopher Turner of Dartsmouth, a widower with several children.  One of Turner's daughters married Thomas' son, Joseph, thus forming a two fold connection between the two families."

5FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113070591/mary-borden. "Daughter of Job and Eleanor Briggs of Portsmouth and Little Compton." Image.


324. Job Borden

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F872-X8K. Image.

2Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8FJ-PM4. "Name: Job Borden
Gender: Male
Death Date: 22 Feb 1727
Death Place: Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Father's Name: Thomas Borden
Mother's Name: Mary
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09425-9
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
GS Film number: 946795
Reference ID: p 45

Citing this Record
"Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8FJ-PM4 : 10 February 2018), Job Borden, 22 Feb 1727; citing Portsmouth, Rhode Island, reference p 45; FHL microfilm 946,795." Image.


326. Mary Borden

1Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], page 96, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "Children of 40. THOMAS. Fall River,
149. JOB, born February 16, 1728; died young.
150. JOHN, born May 12, 1729, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He married October 16, 1746, Susannah Pearse, and removed to Delaware connty. New York, from where his family scattered.
151. MARY, born January 1, 1731; married Robert Lawton, February 12, 1748.
152. JOSEPH, born August 12, 17.33. He wa® a farmer at Portsmouth, Rhode Island: married Catherine Turner April 21, 1751.
153. SARAH, born April 29, 17.38; never married.
154. WILLIAM, born January 25, 1741; died 1803. Pie was a farmer at Hog Island, Rhode Island, and married Sybil Smith November 25, l766. By his will Hervey and Thomas, his sons, received Hog Island, and Smith, his youngest son, his house and buildings in Portsmouth, and the residue of his property. Hervey and Smith were to pay to eaach of
their four sisters £400. The will was dated June 14, 1803."

2Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F87K-MBS. Image.


Robert Lawton

1Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8KG-1J1, FamilySearch.org. Image.


328. Sarah Borden

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8SK-2Z6. Image.


134. Mary Borden

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93069435. "Mary Borden Potts, wife of Thomas Potts who is buried in Bordentown, NJ. Mother of Rev. Joshua Potts and Patriot William Potts. Mary's headstone is no longer visible." Image.


Thomas Potts Jr

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90612593. "Thomas Potts, Jr. was the husband of Mary Borden Potts and father of the Rev. Joshua Potts and William Potts (William also buried in this cemetery). He was the son of Thomas Potts, Sr. and Joani Platts Potts, both born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. Thomas was buried February 4, 1754. He is also believed to have been married to Mary Records, with whom he had the following children; Ann, Mary, Nathaniel, Richard, Thomas and Rebecca Potts. Lastly Thomas was said to have married Rebecca Stacy Wright, widow of Joshua Wright." Image.


330. Rev. Joshua Potts

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77107369. "Son of Thomas Potts, Jr. (Derbyshire, England) and Mary Borden Potts. Husband of Ann Borden, (Farnsworth Landing) Bordentown, NJ, married August 16, 1742. Reverend Potts served as pastor of the Southampton Baptist Meeting House for many years in the 18th century until his death in 1761. He taught Latin to young men from the area in a building in the churchyard and was also one of the founding fathers, and first librarian, of the Union Library Company of Hatboro, the third oldest library in Pennsylvania, dating from 1755. (No visible headstone still exists, last reported visible in the 1940s.)." Image.


137. William Borden III

1Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families (Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, 1974.), G929.2. Printed from Family Archive Viewer CD191, Broderbund Software, Sep. 17, 2000. "William Borden, fifth son of John and Mary (Earle) Borden married Alice Hull, daughter of John and Alice (Teddeman) Hull, and settled in 1733 in Beaufort County, North Carolina, on the river which he named Newport River. They had three daughters and one son, William, who married Mrs. Comfort (Lovett) Small. They had six children, as follows: (1) John, who died young; (2) William, married Ann Delaney, and had one son, Barcley; (3) Alice who married Colonel David Ward; (4) Benjamine who married, first Nancy Wallace, and second, Rebecca Staunton; (5) Hope, who married Asa Hatch, of Jones County, North Carolina, and (6) Joseph, who married Mrs. Esther (Wallace) Easton, daughter of David and Mary (Willis) Wallace. Joseph and Esther (Wallace) Borden resided in Carteret County, North Carolina. They had nine children: (1) William, who married Elizabeth Dickson. (They had two children, Eleanor Hull, who died unmarried, and Martha Webb, who married, John S. Telfair; (2) Benjamin, who married, first Margaret Hill and second, Mrs.-Martha (Cocke) Gray, of Lynchburg, Virginia. (They had seven children, as follows: Joseph who married Frances Scott Gray; Thomas J., who married Elizabeth Byrn; Miranda, who married Major Thomas Crawford Clark; William A., who married Alice G. Moore; Mary, who married, first William T. Cheney and second Edward Fenwick Campbell; Benjamin Clayborn, who married Robert Moore, and James Pennington, who married Melissa Parham. (3) David Wallace, who married his cousin, Hope Ward (their children were Elizabeth Graham, who married George Lovic Pierce, Mary James, who married David Grace of Birmingham, Hannah War, who married, first George Lovic Pierce and second, William Kirk Wallace, and Joshua A., who died young). (4) Joseph, of Borden, California, who married Juliet Rhodes; (they had eight children: Thomas Pennington, Mary, Judge Rhodes Borden, of the Supreme Court of San Francisco, Nathan Lane, who married Minnie Lee Borden, Sheldon, who married Frances Burnett, Ivey Lewis, who married Hetty Thompson, and Ann Helen). (5) Thomas Richardson, who married Ann M. Jones; (6) Judge James Wallace Borden, who married Emma Griswold (their children are Esther, who married George H. Aylesworth, Mary, Rebecca, Kenyon, who married Charles E. Grover, Joseph, William, who married Lavinna Fielding, Brigadier-General George Pennington Borden, who married Elizabeth Reynolds; Emiline, who married Captain Charles E. Hargous and David H. who married Mary Nelson); (7) Mary Wallace, who married Israel Sheldon; (they had one daughter, Mary, who married, first William Watson Woolsey and second, Colonel Woolsey Rogers Hopkins). (8) Isaac Pennington, who married Elizabeth Marset and (9) Hannah G., who died young."

2Joel Borden & Campbell Borden, Borden Family, A History of the, 1883, pg 7. Image.

3North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998, https://search.ancestry.com/collections/9061/records/975777. "Item Description: Wills, Vol 4-6, Bor-Col

pg 1 Title Board
pgs 2-8 Will Papers." Image.

4Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F83F-K29. "Name: William Borden
Gender: Male
Christening Place: SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, NEWPORT, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1689
Birthplace: SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, NEWPORT, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Father's Name: John Borden
Mother's Name: Mary
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C52505-1
System Origin: Rhode Island-VR
GS Film number: 22488
Reference ID: 2:1781T61

Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F83F-K29 : 6 December 2014), William Borden, 15 Aug 1689; citing SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, NEWPORT, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, reference 2:1781T61; FHL microfilm 22,488." Image.

5FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78177121. Image.


Alice Hull

1Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families (Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, 1974.), G929.2. Printed from Family Archive Viewer CD191, Broderbund Software, Sep. 17, 2000.

2Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2HV-S34. Image.


William Pratt

1Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 1. "Core Sound Monthly Meeting. Carteret, North Carolina."


138. Benjamin Borden

1Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families (Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, 1974.), pgs 23-31, G929.2. Printed from Family Archive Viewer CD191, Broderbund Software, Sep. 17, 2000. "ERROR: On page 23 Zella Armstrong indicates that this is the Benjamin that was married to Jerusah and settled Borden's Manor in Virginia. She confuses him with his first cousin Benjamin who was born in 1675 to this man's uncle Benjamin."


Sarah Ruth Collins

1Massachusetts Birth and Christenings, 1639-1915, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQXL-PFF. Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134364836. Image.


340. Hope Borden

1Massachusetts Birth and Christenings, 1639-1915, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4DX-B83. "Name: Hope Borden
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 14 Jul 1733
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Benjamin Borden
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Ruth Borden
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50107-7
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 14734
Reference ID: v 24 p 211



Citing this Record:
"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4DX-B83 : 4 December 2014), Ruth Borden in entry for Hope Borden, 14 Jul 1733; citing Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, v 24 p 211; FHL microfilm 14,734." Image.

2Massachusetts, Birth and Christenings, 1639-1915, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQXJ-5JH. "Name: Hope Borden
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 14 Jul 1733
Birthplace: BOSTON,SUFFOLK,MASSACHUSETTS
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Benjamin Borden
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Ruth
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50220-2
System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM
GS Film number: 0014734 V. 24
Reference ID:



Citing this Record:
"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQXJ-5JH : 4 December 2014), Ruth in entry for Hope Borden, 14 Jul 1733; citing BOSTON,SUFFOLK,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0014734 V. 24." Image.

3Massachusetts, Birth and Christenings, 1639-1915, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCM3-XQ4. "Name: Hope Borden
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 14 Jul 1733
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Benjamin
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Ruth
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I10032-5
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 592866
Reference ID: vol 5 p 231-232-233



Citing this Record:
"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCM3-XQ4 : 4 December 2014), Ruth in entry for Hope Borden, 14 Jul 1733; citing Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, vol 5 p 231-232-233; FHL microfilm 592,866." Image.


Phillip Tillinghast

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19744967. Image.


348. Sarah Tillinghast

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2HC-F6X. Image.


353. Joseph Tillinghast

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8QW-YF6. Image.


354. Sarah Tillinghast

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8SN-2JF. Image.


355. Samuel Tillinghast

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8QW-BRS. Image.


358. Mary Tillinghast

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8QW-3J2. Image.


159. Richard Borden

1New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670 - 1817, Volume XXXII, Abstracts of Wills, 1751-1760. "1751, Apr. 5. Borden, Richard, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary. Children-Joseph, Jonathan, James, Benjamin, Hannah Coxe, Amey Tindal, Mary Toy and Anne. Brother, Samuel Borden to be maintained during his life. Real and personal estate. Executors the wife, son James and son-in-law, James Toy. Witnesses: John Huestis, Joseph Huestis, John Green. Proved May 4, 1751. Burl. Wills, 4787 C."

2New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670 - 1817. Image.


360. Joseph Borden

1New Jersey, Colestown St. Mary's Church Book, p. 14. Entry by Una Bowman:
St. Mary's Church [Protestant Episcopal] Colestown Church Book by Asa Matlack Collection at The Historical Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Colestown Cemetery is in Cherry Hill Township in Camden County,(was Burlington County) New Jersey. St. Mary's Church, one of the first Episcopal churches in West Jersey, stood inside the cemetery gates from 1751 to 1899, when it was destroyed by fire. "13 July 1768 Joseph Borden. [UAB Note: Joseph son of Mary and Richard Borden (b. 9 January 1672) son of Benjamin (b. 16 May 1649 and Abigail (Grover) Borden).]."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41645779. "Entry by researcher, Una Bowman:
Son of Benjamin and Mary (Worthley) Borden

Joseph Borden, may not have been the oldest child of Richard Borden, however he was the oldest son. In several deeds Joseph Borden was called the heir apparent. Although not one of the executors of his father's estate, Joseph signed a deed selling property in Monmouth County, New Jersey, because he was "son and heir apparent to the said Richard Borden deceased."

In 1751, Joseph was living on the property he inherited from his father. Richard's will stated "I give and devise unto, my son, Joseph Borden, 190 acres of land where he now lives to be laid off."

On 25 April 1752, Joseph and his wife Mary of Evesham Township, Burlington County sold to Joseph Hollingshead the property he had received from his father's estate. At that time he may have moved to Salem County.

The account of Benjamin Borden's estate was made 14 June 1758. Three days later, on 17 June 1758, Joseph Borden, of Salem County, New Jersey, was appointed the administrator.

On the 2/7 March 1762, Joseph Borden, of Pilesgrove in Salem County, New Jersey, a yeoman, sold to James Borden, his brother, the property that had belonged to their brother Benjamin. Apparently as the oldest son, Joseph Borden also became the one to inherit the property of his deceased brother, Benjamin.

A road survey dated 23 June 1766, from Oldman's Creek to the Cumberland line mentions the Township of Alloway.......upper bridge on Oldman's Creek to Cumberland line....and "between Jacob Richman and Joseph Borden."

Appearing for sale, at the same time, in 1766, were two properties. One, located in Evesham, Burlington County, for sale by James Borden. The other, the property of Joseph Borden, was located in Pilesgrove, Salem County.

A marriage record for Joseph Borden and Mary Halften is recorded at the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 26 August 1743. Joseph was married to Mary between 25 April 1752 and 7 March 1762, therefore as some researchers have stated Joseph4 (Richard3, Benjamin2, Richard1) Borden married Sarah Baker on 13 February 1762 is not accurate.

No record has been found of an estate. No record of children. Joseph died in 1768 and was buried 13 July 1768 at Colestown."


Mary Haeftis

1Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q285-N1ZP. Image.


365. Mary Borden

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87432775. "Daughter of Richard Borden & Mary Worthley & wife of James Toy. She married James Toy ( 1714-1787) She died sometime around May 4, 1751 because her father wrote his will then & she is dead once it was proved.

Borden Burials at Colestown Cemetery in New Jersey

St. Mary's Church [Protestant Episcopal] Colestown Church Book by Asa Matlack Collection at The Historical Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Colestown Cemetery is in Cherry Hill Township in Camden County,(was Burlington County) New Jersey. St. Mary's Church, one of the first Episcopal churches in West Jersey, stood inside the cemetery gates from 1751 to 1899, when it was destroyed by fire. Colestown Cemetery, where the earliest burial was recorded in 1746, is the only remnant of this long-vanished hamlet." Image.


James Toy

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87432556. "Death: Apr. 10, 1787 New Jersey, USA." Image.


William Cox

1Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1700-1821, http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=2383&iid=32554_234051-00077&fn=William&. "Name: William Cox
Marriage Date: 2 Oct 1732
Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spouse's Name: Hannah Burden."


160. Benjamin Borden

1Joel Borden & Campbell Borden, Borden Family, A History of the, 1883. Image.

2Cartmell, T. K. (Thomas Kemp), clerk, Shenandoah Valley pioneers and their descendants: (Berryville, Va. Chesapeake Book, c1963), p 15, 975.59 H2c. a history of Frederick County, Virginia, from its formation in 1738 to 1908, compiled mainly from original records of old Frederick County, now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick. "Recorded in Orange County prior to the holding of the first term of court in Frederick County, and are from Joist Hite: Oct 26th, 1737, to John Seaman for one thousand acres adjoining Benj. Borden."

3Cartmell, T. K. (Thomas Kemp), clerk, Shenandoah Valley pioneers and their descendants:, p 16. "John McCormick, May 26, 1740, for three hundred and ninety-five acres adjoining the Borden, grifith and Hampton, etc. tract of eleven hundred and twenty-two acres."

4Cartmell, T. K. (Thomas Kemp), clerk, Shenandoah Valley pioneers and their descendants:, p 20-21. "Friday sixth of December MD, CCXLIII (1743) court minutes. 2nd minute: the principal features relate to the first settlers near Shepherdstown. The next minute shows that the last will and testament of Benjamin Borden (Jr) was presented by his widow, Zeruiah, and Benjamin Borden - his son - who it will be seen was then, in 1743, of lawful age. the father without doubts being the Benjamin Borden who followed the Hite Colony. This will should have been read and studied by historians of Augusta County. The celebrated Burden Grant located on the "Upper" James river, is disposed of by the testator, and settles many errors in relation to this grant."

5Cartmell, T. K. (Thomas Kemp), clerk, Shenandoah Valley pioneers and their descendants:, p 515. "Lieut. William Gooch, Governor of Virginia 1727-1737 for Virginia, a Royal Province."

6Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, Assisted by Wayland, John Walter, Hopewell Friends history, 1734-1934, Frederick County, Virginia, Baltimore; Genealogical Pub. Co., 1975. Copyright 1936, pgs 25 - 27, 975.5992 K2h. Records of Hopewell Monthly Meetings and Meetings reporting to Hopewell, two hundred years of history and genealogy. "Benjamin Borden Jr, 850 acres. This land lies upon the western slope of Apple Pie Ridge in Frederick County, and 750 acres of the tract were sold by his executors, Benjamin Borden, Jr., his son, and Zeruiah Borden, his widow, on February 7, 1744. In this deed the grantee is referred to as "Benjamin Borden, Gent. late of Orange County, Colony of Virginia, Deceased." Neither Benjamin Borden nor his family ever resided on this tract, which appears to have been one of his many speculations in land. His home plantation, known as "Borden's Great Spring Tract," of 3143 acres, granted him October 3, 1734, joined Greenway Court, the home of Lord Fairfax, on the southeast. Borden's house stood at, or near, the present residence of Thompson Sowers Esq., in Clarke County. He also had a tract of 1122 acres on the Bullskin Marsh near Summit Point, now W. Va., and a large tract on Smith's Creek, near New Market, Shenandoah County, Va. On November 6, 1739, he secured a patent for 92,100 acres on the headwaters of the James River, which became known as Borden's Manor, and lay mostly within the bounds of present Rockbridge County, Va. He appears to have been on intimate terms with Lord Fairfax, and by persistent tradition is benerally believed to have acted in some way as Fairfax's agent. (That Lord Fairfax purchased from his son John Borden, in 1756, 608 acres of the "Great Spring" tract at the very time he was waging a violent controversy with some settlers who claimed under Crown patents, certainly indicates some friendly arrangement with the Borden family.
    Benjamin Borden (Jr) was born in 1692 (SEE ERROR-CORRECTION), a son of Benjamin Borden and _____ Grover, near Freehold, N.J., and died in Frederick County, Va., in 1743. He married Zeruiah Winter of west New Jersey, and came to Virginia sometime in 1732. He was prominent in the affairs of the county and was appointed to the first bench of justices on the organization of Orange County in 1734, and of Frederick County, when it was set off from Orange in 1743. He with others was the subject of religious persecution by the Orange court in October and November, 1737. His will, dated April 3, 1742, and probated October 9, 1743, in Frederick County, mentions his wife Zeruiah, his sons Benjamin III, John, and Joseph, and his daughters Abigail, wife of Jacob Worthington, Hannah, wife of Capt. Edward Rogers, Mercy, wife of William Fearnley, Rebeckah, wife of Thomas Branson, Elizabeth, wife of _____ Branson, and Deborah and Lidy, still single. Witnesses: Thomas Sharp, Lancelot Westcott, Edward O. Borden, Thomas Hankins, and Thomas Rogers."
ERROR-CORRECTION; The Benjamin born in 1692 was the son of John and Mary (Earle) Borden and was an uncle to this Benjamin. The Benjamin who married Zeruiah and settled Borden's Manor in Virginia was born in 1675.

7J. A. Kelly, Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer - Notes on his ancestry and descendants (Genealogy of Virginia Families From the William and Mary College College Quarterly Historical Magazine. Vol. 1), pgs 399-403, G929.2755. Baltimore. Genealogical Publishing Co. 1982. "Many and frequently inaccurate are the references in local histories of the Valley of Virginia and other regions to Benjamin Borden (Jr). It is said that a certain atmosphere of mystery surrounds him. Most of it, if not all, has been supplied by the writers of these imperfect chronicles. That he was honest, intelligent, ambitious and enterprising is evident; no less so that the natural limitations imposed upon him by his primitive environment thwarted his plans for his own career and for the future of his family.

Benjamin Borden (Jr) is said to have been a justice of Spotsylvania County, but the published records of that county make no mention of his name. He is said to have been an agent of Lord Fairfax in the settlement of the Northern Neck, and this claim is so ancient and so frequent that it may have some substance; but documentary proof to validate it has been lacking. His first recorded appearance in Virginia is apparently on January 21, 1734, when he was appointed one of the justices of the newly formed county of Orange. From that time till his death in 1743 his name appears frequently in land transactions in various parts of the Shenandoah Valley. His most important enterprise was the settlement of Borden's Great Tract," a grant to him from George II under date of November 6, 1739 of 92,100 acres in what later became Rockbridge County. A fairly accurate though quite unsympathetic account of this his main enterprise may be found in 0. F. Morton's "History of Rockbridge County" (1920). Other well known sources are Waddell's "Annals of Augusta County" and Peyton's "History of Augusta County." Many times the legend has been told of Benjamin Borden's slaying a young buffalo, carrying it to Williamsburg to Governor Gooch and thereby so delighting that dignitary as to receive 500,000 acres of the public domain as a reward. A somewhat distorted version of the legend appears in E. Duis' "Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois" (1874). There we learn that "Ben Burden was a notable man. He came to America from England and shortly after signalized his arrival by capturing a buffalo calf and sending it to England as a present to Queen Elizabeth. The Queen showed her appreciation of it by granting him one hundred thousand acres of land in the Virginia Valley." Had he made his gift to Queen 'Victoria, he would have been guilty of only a slightly greater anachronism.

The purpose of these notes, which are based chiefly on numerous published and unpublished court records of New Jersey and Virginia, is to identify Benjamin Borden (Jr) with his immediate ancestry and descendants."

8J. A. Kelly, Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer - Notes on his ancestry and descendants, p 400. "In the "Borden Genealogy (1899) by Hattie Borden Weld, Benjamin Borden of Virginia was confused with his first cousin of the same name born in 1692, son of John And Mary (Earle) Borden. A careful examination of New Jersey court records, too involved to be given here, is the basis for this correction in a generally excellent family history."

9Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families (Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, 1974.), p 23, G929.2. Printed from Family Archive Viewer CD191, Broderbund Software, Sep. 17, 2000. ERROR: On page 23 Zella Armstrong indicates that the Benjamin born of John and Mary (Earle) Borden was married to Jerusah and settled Borden's Manor in Virginia. She confused him with this first cousin, Benjamin who was born in 1675 to his uncle Benjamin.

10FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60781030. "     Genealogist J.A. Kelly wrote the following in the William And Mary Quarterly in October 1931 on page 325, "Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer". "... That he was honest, intelligent, ambitious and enterprising is evident; no less so that the natural limitation imposed upon him by his primitive environment thwarted his plans for his own career and for the future of his family. ... His first recorded appearance in Virginia was apparently on January 21, 1734, when he was appointed one of the justices of the newly formed county of Orange. From that time till his death in 1743 his name appears frequently in land transactions in various parts of the Shenandoah Valley. His most important enterprise was the settlement of "The Patent for Borden's Great Tract" which was granted to him from King George II on 6 November 1739 by William Gooch Esquire, the Lieutenant Governor at Williamsburg, Virginia for 92,100 acres in what later became Rockbridge County." Parcels of this land became the campuses for Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.
[Many unproven legends and inaccurate information about his birth date, parents and how he obtained this land abound.]
    Benjamin Borden's father, Benjamin, was born at Portsmouth, Rhode Island May 16, 1649. In 1665 Benjamin Jr. settled on some of his father's lands in Monmouth County, New Jersey where he held elective positions. His father married Abigail Grover September 1, 1670, who died January 8, 1720. His father then married Susannah Page who administered his estate in 1728. Benjamin Jr's brother, Joseph (1687-1765) was the first English child born in Portsmouth and was the founder of Bordentown and a leading citizen of New Jersey. The father of Benjamin's mother was James Grover, who was active in the settlement of East Jersey. He was one of the grantees of the Monmouth County patents in 1663.
    Benjamin was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey April 6, 1675 where he resided before moving to Freehold, Virginia. He died in 1743 near Winchester, Virginia about the time of his appointment as one of the original justices of Frederick county. His wife, Zeruiah Winter was his cousin, being a daughter of of William Winter who married Hannah Grover, the daughter of the James and Rebecca Grover. He and Zeruiah had (three sons and seven daughters), all except the youngest born in Middletown, New Jersey.
    The Fifth Lord Fairfax married the daughter of Lord Culpepper and by this alliance obtained possession of Culpepper grants in Virginia that had been issued by James II of England to Culpepper, for lands known as the "Northern Neck" which included ten counties in lower Shenandoah Valley. Borden was Lord Fairfax's agent in America and was therefore known as "Fairfax Ben". Benjamin's home plantation known as "Borden's Great Spring Tract" of 3143 acres, granted him 3 Oct 1734, which shared a boundary Greenway Court, the home of Lord Fairfax, on the S-E. Borden's house stood at or near the present residence in what is now Clark County. In September 1737 Fairfax Ben Borden became anxious to establish the boundary lines of his land grant. He had agreed to deed to each resident settler 100 acres of land and promised the privilege of buying land at the rate of 50 shillings for 100 acres. Each cabin meant 1000 acres granted to Borden. James McDowell, was educated & grew to manhood in Ireland. He had located in Borden's Grant in the spring, and raised a crop of corn on the South Fork of the Shenandoah near Woods's gap. One night, Benjamin Borden, Jr. came up and asked leave to spend the night there. Borden exhibited documents which satisfied the McDowells he held the grant for the large body of land, and he offered to give one thousand acres to anyone who could help. Assisted by James Wood, Orange Co. surveyor, when Borden left the grant in 1739, having secured his grant, he committed his interests largely to John McDowell, who attended to them in his absence.
    John McDowell and his wife, Magdalene, then were responsible for bringing into the grant most of the 92 original families in 1738-1739, and the deed for the grant was recorded in 1739 for a total of 92,100 acres. John McDowell with eight of his men, on December 25, 1742 fell into an ambush and was killed by indians. Just about a year later his widow married Benjamin Borden III.
     It seems Benjamin Jr. followed the pattern of land speculation of his father. There is documentation of purchases from 1700 through 1743 by him and his wife, Zeuriah. At the time of his death he possessed approximately 130,000 acres of land in Virginia and New Jersey. In his will he leaves his lands in New Jersey as well as land in Bullshire, Smith's Creek, North Shenandoah and James River, except 5000 acres which is devised to his daughters, Abigail Worthington, Rebecca Bronson, Deborah Borden, Lydia Borden and Elizabeth Borden; other legacies and devises to sons: Benjamin, John and Joseph; and his wife, Zeuriah and daughter Marcy Fearnley, the Wife of William Fearnley. In 1746 Zeuriah, on account of bodily infirmities, resigned and Benjamin took the estate. In April 1753 Benjamin Borden III died.
     Law suits and counter suits between the daughter Lydia, who married Jacob Peck, and her descendants vs. descendants of her brothers and sisters, regarding the settling of the estate, continued for about one hundred and fifty years. Records concerning this legal battle are said to fill a filing cabinet in the Clerk's office at Staunton (Augusta County, formerly Orange County), Virginia. Benjamin Borden, Jr., because of his close and profitable relationship with Lord Fairfax, is referred to as "Fairfax Ben" in these legal records. Affidavits and other records in this file are of much value in tracing descendants of Benjamin and proving the relationship between the White County Burdens and the earlier generations of the Borden family." Image.

11Virginia, Frederick County. Image.


Zeruiah Winter

1The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing. "Name: Benjamin Borden
Gender: Male
Birth Place: NJ
Birth Year: 1675
Spouse Name: Zeruiah Winter
Spouse Birth Year: 1691
Marriage
Year: 1711
Number Pages: 1."
COMMENT: Zeruiah's birth year is likely incorrect given the ages of her children which also suggest that their marriage was around 1700.

2Chalkley, Lyman; Judge of the County Court of Augusta County, Virginia, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: extracted from original court records of Augusta County, 1754-1800, Mary S. Lockwood, VP General, National Society, DAR. Volume III. The Commonwealth Co., Rosslyn, Va., pg 256, FHL 162044. "Page 20.--19th June, 1746. Zeruiah Borden, widow, of Frederick County and Benj. Borden, of Augusta, executors of Benj. Borden, late of Orange, to Francis McCune, £3 current money Virginia; 328 acres, part of 92,100 acres patented to Benjamin, Sr. 6th November, 1739, the Barrens on the south side of the creek; corner to Joseph Kennedy. Witnesses, Jno. Smith, Samson Archee, Repentance Townsend. Acknowledged by Benjamin in person and for Zeruiah, 19th June, 1746."
This shows proof of the correct spelling of her name, of being a widow in 1746 and of having a son Benjamin. Image.

3Ralph and Mildred Branson Wandling;, Branson, The ancestors and descendents of Thomas and Rebecca Borden; 1380-1950, 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; , Compiled by The Media Research Bureau at 1110 F Street, Washington, D.C. (1974), pg 49, 929.273 B735w  FH Library Film 0928077. "Religious persecution of his family continued after his death and the Frederick County records show that on May 7, 1746, the Grand Jury of Frederick County presented Zeruiah Borden, Deborah Borden and Mercy Fernley for speaking several prophane, scandalous, and contemptible words against the holy order of baptism." Image.

4William and Mary College Quarterly historical magazine, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, October 1931 - pg 326. Image.

5Cartmell, T. K. (Thomas Kemp), clerk, Shenandoah Valley pioneers and their descendants: (Berryville, Va. Chesapeake Book, c1963), Page 411, 975.59 H2c. a history of Frederick County, Virginia, from its formation in 1738 to 1908, compiled mainly from original records of old Frederick County, now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick. Image.

6FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/60781082/zeruriah-borden. Image.

7Virginia, Prince William County. deeds, 1731-1869, 1748 Deed Book L, Pgs 92-94. FHL 7897262. Image.


161. James Borden

1New Jersey, Monmouth County. Colonial Wills 1731-1735, http://files.usgwarchives.net/nj/monmouth/wills/colwills11.txt. "BORDEN, JAMES of the Township of Freehold, Mon. Co., yeoman, "Being very Sick and Weak in Body." Dated Dec. 23, 1727. Proved by oath of Richard Horsfull and William Lawrie, two of the wits., that the other wit., Thomas Lawrie, signed in their presence; before Samuel Bustill, D. Surrogate, Feb. 22, 1730, at Burlington.

Gives: "Unto my Loveing Wife Mary (With the Legacy and Bequeft hereafter Mentioned) Instead of her Dower the "Ufe of the Plantation I now dwell on Untill she marry Or my son Richard Comes to Twenty one years of age which shall "firft happen and if she shall Continue my widow after my said son Richard Comes to Age as aforesaid
Then .... "unto my said Wife the ufe of one half of sd plantation as long as she then shall Continue my Widow and one Quarter ".... Unto my son Joseph; And the other Quarter of said plantation Unto my son Richard for so long time as their "Mother shall live or Remains Unmarryed ...."; "that my son Joseph Six Years Hence pay Unto my Daughter "Inocent five pounds and so Every year after for three years more five pound a year Untill he pay her Twenty pounds In "all money at Eight shillings per ounce, And if he or his heirs .... Default In all or any part of the said payments "then .. my sd Daughter Inocent her heirs .... Into the Lands of the said Joseph to Enter and the sd Land "to hold Untill she be fully paid all or the Remaining part of the Legacy .... out of the Profits of his said Part "of the Land ...."

"That my son Richard In one Year after he Comes to age pay unto my sd Daughter Innocent "five pounds, and the year following five pounds more, And the year following five pounds Unto my Daughter Phebe and "the year after that five pounds more Unto my said Daughter Phebe, And if he or his heirs .... shall .... "Default in all or any part or parts of said payments, Then .... my faid Daughters their heirs .... or "Either of them their heirs .... Into the Lands hereby bequeathed Unto the said Richard to Enter and the same "to hold or Either of them .... According as Default hath been made Untill they or she be fully paid all or the "remaining part .... of said Legacys out of the Profits of said Land that shall fall to said Richards part ...." "Unto my son Joseph Borden his heirs .... after the Marriage or Death of his Mother (whether before or after my "son Richard Comes to Age) The one half of my Plantation to be Equally Divided In Quantity and Quality ...." "Unto my son Richard Borden his heirs .... After the Marriage or Death of his Mother (which shall firft happen "before or after he Comes to age) The other half of my plantation to be Equally Divided In Quantity and Quality ...." "Unto my five other Daughters (Viz) Rebeckah, Abigaill, Mary, Hellen, and Ann a shilling a Piece money at Eight Shillings p ounce as all the above Legacys are to be ...."; "after all .... Debts are paid and the Debt of the Loan "office Discharged, .... Unto my Wife (Instead of her Dower ....) the Ufe of the Remaining part of my "Moveable Eftate During her life and at her Death to be Dispofed amongft my Chilldren as she shall think fitt."

Appoints "my Loveing Friends James Lowry and Robert Lawrence Executors ...."

Wits.:                                              JAMES BORDEN      

Richard Horsfull      William Lawrie      Thomas Lawrie

Affirmation of Executrix, Mary Borden, "Relict of James Borden," "being one of the people called Quakers"; before Samuel Bustill, D. Surrogate, Feb. 22, 1730, at Burlington." Image.

2New Jersey, Monmouth County. Colonial Wills 1731-1735, http://files.usgwarchives.net/nj/monmouth/wills/colwills11.txt, 22 Feb 1730. "N.J. Calendar of Wills, Vol 23,p.46. New Jersey, Monmouth County, Colonial Wills 1731-1735. Monmouth Co, NJ. Dated 23 Dec 1727, proved 22 Feb 1730.
BORDEN, JAMES of the Township of Freehold, Mon. Co., yeoman, "Being very Sick and Weak in Body." Dated Dec. 23, 1727.
   Proved by oath of Richard Horsfull and William Lawrie, two of the wits., that the other wit., Thomas Lawrie, signed in their presence; before Samuel Bustill, D. Surrogate, Feb. 22, 1730, at Burlington.
   Gives: "Unto my Loveing Wife Mary (With the Legacy and Bequeft hereafter Mentioned) Instead of her Dower the "Wife of the Plantation I now dwell on Untill she marry Or my son Richard Comes to Twenty one years of age which shall "first happen and if she shall Continue my widow after my said son Richard Comes to Age as aforesaid Then ....
   "unto my said Wife the use of one half of sd plantation as long as she then shall Continue my Widow and one Quarter
   ".... Unto my son Joseph; And the other Quarter of said plantation Unto my son Richard for so long time as their "Mother shall live or Remains Unmarryed ....";
   "that my son Joseph Six Years Hence pay Unto my Daughter "Inocent five pounds and so Every year after for three years more five pound a year Untill he pay her Twenty pounds In "all money at Eight shillings per ounce, And if he or his heirs .... Default In all or any part of the said payments "then .. my sd Daughter Inocent her heirs .... Into the Lands of the said Joseph to Enter and the sd Land "to hold Untill she be fully paid all or the Remaining part of the Legacy .... out of the Profits of his said Part "of the Land ...."
   "That my son Richard In one Year after he Comes to age pay unto my sd Daughter Innocent "five pounds, and the year following five pounds more, And the year following five pounds Unto my Daughter Phebe and "the year after that five pounds more Unto my said Daughter Phebe, And if he or his heirs .... shall .... "Default in all or any part or parts of said payments, Then .... my faid Daughters their heirs .... or "Either of them their heirs .... Into the Lands hereby bequeathed Unto the said Richard to Enter and the same "to hold or Either of them .... According as Default hath been made Untill they or she be fully paid all or the "remaining part .... of said Legacys out of the Profits of said Land that shall fall to said Richards part ...."
   "Unto my son Joseph Borden his heirs .... after the Marriage or Death of his Mother (whether before or after my "son Richard Comes to Age) The one half of my Plantation to be Equally Divided In Quantity and Quality ...."
   "Unto my son Richard Borden his heirs .... After the Marriage or Death of his Mother (which shall firft happen "before or after he Comes to age) The other half of my plantation to be Equally Divided In Quantity and Quality ...."
  "Unto my five other Daughters (Viz) Rebeckah, Abigaill, Mary, Hellen, and Ann a shilling a Piece money at Eight Shillings p ounce as all the above Legacys are to be ....";
  "after all .... Debts are paid and the Debt of the Loan "office Discharged, .... Unto my Wife (Instead of her Dower ....) the Ufe of the Remaining part of my "Moveable Eftate During her life and at her Death to be Dispofed amongft my Chilldren as she shall think fitt."
   Appoints "my Loveing Friends James Lowry and Robert Lawrence Executors ...."

   Wits.: JAMES BORDEN, Richard Horsfull, William Lawrie, Thomas Lawrie. Affirmation of Executrix, Mary Borden, "Relict of James Borden," "being one of the people called Quakers"; before Samuel Bustill, D. Surrogate, Feb. 22, 1730, at Burlington."." Image.


Mary Lawton

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8Q4-GFX. Image.

2Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F83F-XB3. Image.


Benjamin Gardner

1New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKM6-RP8. Image.