William Henry Compton, II

Male 1645 - 1709  (64 years)


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  • Name William Henry Compton 
    Suffix II 
    Born 1645  Long Island, , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Baptist William 
    Religion Baptist  [1
    • William Compton is a Baptist, he with twelve men and twenty-four associates founded the first Baptist Church in Middletown township.
    Old Address Old Middletown  [2
    Old Address 1666  Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    went with a number of others in 1666 to Monmouth County, New Jersey, and were among the founders of Middletown. 
    Old Address Dec 1667  Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    records indicate William was was identified with lot 15 in the town itself, and lot 14 in the Poplar field [sic]. 
    Stories and Notes Had 10 Childern  [3
    To Lady Kathleen Great GrandParent 
    Died 1709  Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I261  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2012 

    Father William Weillum Compton, I,   b. 1622-1623, , , England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1694, Gravesend, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Wilmot,   b. , , , Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1662 
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bowne,   b. 1645,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1666  Long Island, , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Richard Compton, Sr.,   b. Dec 1663, , Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1709, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     2. Judith Compton,   b. 1666, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Compton,   b. Nov 1667, Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1735, Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    +4. Cornelious Compton, Sr.,   b. 1670, , Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1758, , Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +5. Jacob Compton, III,   b. 1681, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1645 - Long Island, , New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOld Address - went with a number of others in 1666 to Monmouth County, New Jersey, and were among the founders of Middletown. - 1666 - Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1666 - Long Island, , New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOld Address - records indicate William was was identified with lot 15 in the town itself, and lot 14 in the Poplar field [sic]. - Dec 1667 - Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1709 - Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (Research):Captain John Bowne, of Middletown, for his rights, 18th March, 1675, 500 acres. Item: for rights of himself and wife, his father, mother and for William Compton and his wife from first year, 120 acres each, 780 acres; three servants at 60 acres each. 180 acres.

      This suggests a close link between Capt. John Bowne and William Compton; we know William Compton's wife was a Mary, so we have interpreted it as Mary being sister to Capt. John Bowne, and Bowne and Compton being brothers-in-law.

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] The History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, (Published in Bayonne, New Jersey).
      The book shows William Compton as a Baptist, he with twelve men and twenty-four associates founded the first Baptist Church in Middletown township.

    2. [S77] The History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, (Published in Bayonne, New Jersey).
      The Town Book of Old Middletown, in it's first history dated 30 December, 1667 shows that home lots in Middletown were 36 in number and in order from 1 to 36 and allotted as follows:(William Compton appears as number 15, purchasing 280 acres o f land, and as coming from Long Island).
      The land was bought from the Indians.

    3. [S191] Researcher - Donovan Yingst.

    4. [S77] The History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, (Published in Bayonne, New Jersey).
      Most of the pilgrim fathers of Monmouth County came from Long Island and Rhode Island and had first settled in Monmouth around 1645.

    5. [S101] Comptonology, C. V. Compton 1939 to 1952, (Comptonology was a newsletter published by C. V. Compton from 1939 - 1952. It is available in many genealogical libraries.), V. 2, No. 6, pp. 28-29 (Reliability: 3).



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