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  1. JEREMIAH FIELD: Birth: 17 MAY 1689. Death: 10 NOV 1746 in Bound Brook, Somerset Co., New Jersey

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a. Note:   rederick Clifton Pierce Pages 134-135. "186. JOHN FIELD (Anthony, Robert. William, Christopher, John, Christopher, John), b. Flushing, L. I., May 15, 1659; m. Margaret____ ; she d, before 1729. John Field was at Flushing at an early period. There is a person of this name among those who took the oath of allegiance in a list without date, and with no place named. As the province to New York was definitely ceded by the Dutch to the English in 1674, I do not think that it could have been later. There is also among the Albany records an entry referring to a tract of land granted by Governor Andros to John Field. No date is mentioned, but it must have been between 1674 and 1681, which years embrace Andros' tenure of this office. The record commences: "Whereas there is a certain parcel of land, which by my order hath been laid out for John Field, called by the name of Field's Hope, situated in a creek called Maspillan Creek, and on the east side of said creek, and on the west side of Delaware Bay, etc., etc., etc." In the valuation of estates at Flushing in 1683. John Field had "5 acres, 2 cows, and 4 swine." He is named in the patent confirmation of this town in 1685. The records of the Society of Friends at Flushing are pretty complete from about this date, and there are the names of a number of witnesses to every later marriage ot a member of the family, but his does not appear among them. The author infers from this that he either died, or left the neighborhood, in or shortly after 1685. In the latter case he may have been the grantee of "Field's Hope," and removed there. The American Bible Society possesses an old Bible presented to it by the Hon. Peter D. Vroom, of Trenton, N. J., which has the following: "Jeremiah Feild, the son of John Field and Margaret his wife, was born May 17th, 1689." On Dec. 14, 1695, John Field, of Flushing, purchased ten hundred and fifty-five acres of land fronting the Raritan river below Bound Brook, N. J. He purchased his Raritan lands from Benjamin Clarke. The deed is recorded in Book G. of Deeds, folios 188-189-190-191, Trenton, N. J. This land is still in possession of some of his descendants. He was commissioned a justice of the peace, Feb. 14, 1710, for the counties of Middlesex and Somerset, N. J. In The Name Of God Amen. I John Field of the Township of Piscataway in the County of Middlesex and Province of East New Jersey Gent, Being Sick and weak in Body but of Perfect mind and memory, thanks be therefore given to Almighty God, do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in manner and form following . . . Imprs. I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, Trusting to be saved only by and through the alone merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; and my body I commit to the earth whence it was taken to be Decently Interred at the Discretion of my executor hereafter named; and as for those worldly goods which God in his mercy has been pleased to bestow upon me I give, devise, bestow and bequeath the same in manner and form following, viz.— Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my youngest Daughter Charity Field the sum of one hundred pounds current money of this Province to be paid unto her my said daughter by my Executor within five years next after my decease. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Breece the sum of sixty pounds current money of this Province to be paid unto my said daughter Hannah within four years next after my decease by my Executor. Item. All the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate both real and personal I devise and bequeath unto my son Jeremiah Field whom I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint full and'sole executor of this my last will and Testament; utterly Revoking, Disannulling, Annihilating and Disallowing all former and other Wills, Testaments, Executors, Legacies and Bequests whatsoever by me heretofore made ordained or given by writing or any other way; howsoever. Ratifying' confirming and allowing this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of March in the Eleventh Year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George, by the grace ot God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, defender of the faith, &c . Anno. Dom. one thousand seven hundred and twenty-four or five. John Field. [L. S.] Then follows names of witnesses, etc., with usual acknowledgments as to signature. On July 22, 1729, this will was admitted to probate by M. Kearney, surrogate. This will is recorded in Liber B, folio 126, office of Secretary of State, Trenton, N. J. He d. in 1729; res., Bound Brook, N. J. 278. i. JEREMIAH, b. May 17, 1689; m. Mary Van Vieghten. 279. ii. HANNAH, b. ;m. Hendrick Brees. 28o. iii. CHARITY, b. ;mentioned in his will."
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