Mary Maple: Birth: 1739.
Lydia Maple: Birth: 1743.
Ann Maple: Birth: 31 DEC 1745.
Sarah Maple: Birth: 1748.
Note: Benjamin was the Constable for New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1728. In 1730, the Constable was David Lee, his half-brother, the will of Henry Mershon of Maindenhead, Hunterdon, New Jersey, Weaver, July 19,1738 mentions plantation of 111 acres held by several deeds including Benjamin Maple, David Cox, and Susannah Stockton. The will of Derrick Huff, Blacksmith, Maidenhead, Hunterdon County, mentions debts due from Benjamin Maple. In the Middelsex County Clerk's office there are four mortgage deeds executed by Benjamin Maple and wife Isabela. The first, July 10, 1779 refers to "plantation where Benjamin Maple lives in South Brunswick, Middelsex County" containing 100 acres and "begins at corner of William Scudder formerly Josiah Davison at a ford across Millstone River". The second, May 23, 1783, "land in Middlesex County where on his father Benjamin Maple lived at the time of his death, who died interstate, where by Benjamin became seized of same as heir at law." The third, March 7, 1785, "tract in Mapleton, Middlesex County...commencing at Fording Place across Millstone River". The fourth, December 16, 1785, also "commencing at a Fording Place across Millstone river." On February 22, 1772, Benjamin Maple and wife Sarah also deeded to his son Jacob Maple, also of New Windsor Township, 113 and 1/3 acres on Upper Bear Brook. In both of these deeds Benjamin and Sarah signed by mark. Benjamin and Sarah made provision for three of their younger sons by dividing a 340 acre tract between them. No provision for son Benjamin 3rd was necessary as under the English Common Law still in effect in 1772, he was heir by rule of primogeniture to all of the real property of his father at the time of the latter's death. We do not know what provision was made for the other sons, David and John: probably they were given other tracts owned by Benjamin Jr. but the deeds have not survived.
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