Name: Richard FENIMORE Jr.
Given Name: Richard
Christening: 10 Mar 1632 Tingewick, Buckingham, England
Death: Nov/Dec 1713 in Willingboro, Burlington Co., NJ
From "The Kent Genealogy" by Arthur Scott Kent
Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:10
Richard Fenimor came to America about 1678 from England. He settled in Burlington county , New Jersey. He may have come over on the "Kent". He got 350 acres of land near where Beverl y now stands.
Married (1) Mary Crook of Adderby on 4 Dec 1672. He was a member of the Society of Frien ds...in 1676 he, William Penn, and 149 other Quakers signed the "Concessions and Agreements" . This was a charter drawn up for the new government of West Jersey in the United States. Ric hard and Mary Fenimore were among 1,000 or so immigrants, mostly Quakers, who settled in Burl ington County, New Jersey between 1677 and 1682. He is mentioned frequently in early church a nd county records. By trade, Richard was a bricklayer, and in 1682 he and Francis Collins wer e chosen "overseers for looking after the size of bricks". For a time in the 1690s he was a f ollower of George Keith, who left the Quakers and started his own church.
In 1704 however, he was restored into membership of the Society after acknowledging hi s mistakes. That year, Richard and two fo his three sons signed a document prepared by Burlin gton County Quakers confirming their opposition to bearing arms. Following his wife's death , Richard married Mary Shinn Crosby, widow of John Crosby, and daughter of John Shinn. He die d in Burlington County, between 25 nov 1713, the date of his will and 22 dec 1713, the date i t was proved. His property was appraised at 232 English pounds and included two Negro boys.
Property: Extending partly to the north branch of Rancocas river a survey of 500 acres was ta ken up for Mary Perkins. Easterly and southeasterly of Mary Perkins' survey, and bounding o n the north branch of the Rancocas, Richard Fenimore locate 90 acres.
Will of Richard Fenimore, 25 Nov 1713:
Wellingborough Township, Burlington Co. will of. Wife Mary. Children--John, William, who ha s sons Richard and John, Joseph, who has son Joseph. Real and personal estate. Son Joseph sol e executor. Witnesses--Jacob Perkins, Thos. Peachee, John Wills. Proved 22 Dec 1713. Lib. 1 , p. 432. Proved December 22, 1713.
1713 Dec. 15. Inventory of the personal estate, £323.19.-, incl. two negro lads £80.-, bond s £41.6.8; made by Hugh Sharp and John Wills.
PETITION FROM PROPRIETORS AND PURCHASERS OF WEST JERSEY TO LORD CORNBURY.
(From original in Alexander West Jersey Papers, p. 149.)
To Edward Viscount Cornbury Captain Generale and Governour in Chief in and
Over the Province of New Jersey, New York and All the Territories and
Tracts of Land Depending Thereon in America and Vice Admirall of the
THE HUMBLE PETITION of divers of the proprietors and purchasers of the western division of Ne w Jersey in all humility
That whereas we are fully Informed that the Councill of Proprietors for the western divisio n have received a Prohibition from the
Lord Cornbury in Councill held at Amboy the fourteenth day of November Anno Dom: 1706 for gra nting any warrants for laying
out lands &c by reason whereof no warrants can be obtained for that end, to the great prejudi ce of such as have (as they Conceive)
a good and lawful right to take up their Just proportions of land In the division aforesaid h aveing as good an undevided right as ony
else can pretend to and have also bought the same of the Indians for a very valuable consider ation.
WHEREFORE we humbly pray that such prohibition and Impediments may be removed and we evidenci ng our rights to such
person or persons as the Proprietors have appointed to Inspect the same may be admitted there to and we shall as in duty bound
Samuel Lippincott, Junr.
Will Petty, Jr.
John Jones (his mark),
John Day (his mark),
John Bacon. He died in Dec 1713 in Willingboro Township, New Jersey. He was baptised into th e LDS church on 17 Feb 1990 in the St. George Utah LDS temple. He was endowed on 27 Jul 199 0 in the St. George Utah LDS temple. He was sealed to parents on 17 Aug 1990 in the St. Georg e Utah LDS temple. He has reference number 2048. In 1676 Richard Fenimoe, William Penn and 14 9 other Quakers, as original proprietors of West Jersey, signed the "Concessions and Agreemen ts," a charter drawn up by Quaker leaders in England for the new government of West Hersey. T he charter was brought to America by Quakers aboard the "Kent" which arrived in Delaware in A ug 1677. More Quakers arrived aboard the "Willing Mind," "Martha," and "Phenix" later that ye ar. William probably arrived on the "Kent" or "Willing Mind," but records are incomplete.
The first record of Richard in Burlington County is in the Burlington Meeting Records of 19 A pr 1681 were he witnessed the wedding of Richard Arnoll (Arnold) to Sarah Chamberlain. On 1 6 May 1681 a land survey near Mount Holly for Richard: 95 acres, S. Rancokus Creek, E. a roa d from said creek to the great meadow, N. Lawrence Morris, W. Henry Ballenger, also of 5 acre s in the great meadow. He first purchased land in Burlington on 28 Sept 1681 from Bernard Dev onish which was located near the Delaware River within Thomas Hooten's waterlot. On 20 Dec 16 82 he purchased an adjoining lot: "From Bernard Devonish, 'then of Northampton (Rancocas) Riv er, yeoman, to Richard ffinimore, then of Burlington, bricklayer, for a house and lot in Burl ington Island - adjoining grantee's other lot, bo't of grantor, on Finnimore St.'"
By the 1690's the Fenimores had permanently located at the mouth of the Rancocas River, sit e of Delanco, NJ, which was at that time in Willingboro Township. Surveys of his property, al l purchased from the Delaware Indians, include: 2 Apr 1684: 100 acres at the mouth of the Nor thampton (Rancocas) River; 1684: 100 acres adjoining his own; Apr 1692: 205 acres along North ampton River.
In 1711, he married his second wife Mary Shinn of Springfield township. Richards will dated 2 5 Nov 1713 and proved on 22 DEC 1713 lists the information as follows: Estate: Home Farm of 1 00 acres on Northampton (Rancocas River). Farm of 205 acres on same river purchased from Edmu nd Cowgill. 150 Acres in Lotting Purchase. 250 Acres in the Indian Purchase. Witnesses: Jaco b Perkins, Thomas Peachee and John Wills. Inventory which included the personal estate of 32 3 Pounds 19 Shillings was taken on the 15th of December in 1713 by Hugh Sharp and John wills . Also included in the estate were two Negro boys (Slaves) and some bonds. Heirs: John, his e ldest son, to recessive land which was to go to his nephew, Richard if at the time of his dea th he had no heirs of body. William, his second son, was to receive land. Joseph, his third s on, and Joseph's son to receive land. Mary who was his wife and his grandson John. In 1694 Ri chard and his sons John and Joseph signed an agreement that was drawn up by the Burlington Qu akers confirming their opposition to bearing arms. For a while Richard became a follower of G eorge Keith and was disowned by the Quakers. Latter he was re admitted after he gave the foll owing statement with original spelling: "ffriends whereas for want of true watchfulness I suf fered myself to be drawn aside at ye time of Ye Late Separation from friends Occasioned by Ge o. Keith Now these may certify that I am heartily Sorry for ye Same and do hope that for ye t ime to Come I shall be more Careful & do desire that this may Satisfy the Meeting." Marriag e papers have him listed Finmoore, Rich. Parents: Richard FENIMORE Sr and Marie NELSON.
He was married to Mary CROOK on 4 Dec 1672 in Quaker Meeting, Banbury, Oxford, England. Richa rd and Mary's marriage register reads: Richard Finnimoore of Tingswick in the County of Bucki nham, has taken to wife Mary Crook of Adderbury by the confront and approbation of her father , the four over Day of the 12th month 1672: According to the Order of the people of god in fo rmer ages.
Edward Visons Robert Knight
John Longe William Howkin
Bray Doibry John Grafton
William Potter John Monny
John Haynos Susannah Hranch
Henry Phillipps Mary Compton
Nathaniell Ball Joana Jjackson
He was sealed to spouse on 15 Mar 1973 in the Salt Lake LDS temple. Children were: John FENIM ORE, William FENIMORE Sr, Joseph FENIMORE Sr.
He was married to Mary S. SHINN on 29 Mar 1711 in Springfield Township, Burlington, New Jerse y. All three sons were witnesses of this marriage. Richard married Mary in the Burlington, Ne w Jersey Quaker Meeting. See Hinshaw Quaker Records page 220.
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Philadelphia
[p.191] MINUTES AND MARRIAGE RECORDS
1711, 3,29. Mary, Burl. Co., m Richard Fenimore, [p.213] Burl., at MH, Springfield Twp., Burl . Co.
Father: Richard FENIMORE Sr. c: 23 Feb 1598 in Newton Purcell, Oxford, England
Mother: Marie (Mary) NELSON b: ABT 1607 in Of Tingewick, Buckingham, England
Mary CROOK b: ABT 1650 in Of Adderbury, Oxford, England
4 Feb 1673
in Quaker Meeting, Banbury, Oxford, England
- Note: The marriage register reads: Richard Finnimoore of Tingswick in the County of Buckinham, ha s taken to wife Mary Crook of Adderbury by the confront and approbation of her father, the fo ur over Day of the 12th month 1672: According to the Order of the people of god in former age s. [Note: Until 1751 the Julian calendar was used, and the 12th month was Feburary of the pre sent following year.]
- William FENIMORE Sr. b: ABT 1674 in Of Tingewick, Buckingham, England
- John FENIMORE b: ABT 1676 in Of Tingewick, Buckingham, England
- Joseph FENIMORE b: ABT 1678 in Of Tingewick, Buckingham, England
Mary SHINN b: ABT 1665
29 Mar 1711
in Burlington Co., NJ
- Note: Richard and Mary pleged marriage on 7 May 1711. Witnesses included William Fenimore and Josep h Fenimore,