Richard Compton, Sr.

Male 1663 - 1709  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Richard Compton 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Dec 1663  , Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Old Address May have moved to the Freehold area near Tennent Church, with his brother Jacob Compton 
    Old Address 1701 
    • Sold the land he inherited from his father William Compton to his brother, Cornelius Compton. Cornelius Compton had the land repatened in his name in 1703.
    Stories and Notes Sources and Notes  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Stories and Notes 17 Jul 1701  [9
    signed a petition to the King to appoint a suitable person as Governor 
    Died 1709  Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID I263  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 

    Father William Henry Compton, II,   b. 1645, Long Island, , New York, 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 64 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Prudence Isselstyne 
    Married 13 Dec 1694  , Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by Lewis Morris
    Children 
     1. Mary Compton
     2. John Compton
     3. William Compton
     4. Joseph Compton
    +5. Isselstyne Compton,   b. 1694, , Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Somerset, Somerset, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Richard Compton Compton,   b. 1702,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Dec 1663 - , Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 1694 - , 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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  • Sources 
    1. [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.).

    2. [S171] British and American Comptons, Delton Blalock, (1984 - 257 pages), P 2-3 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S175] Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, William A. Whitehead, (Ed., Newark, NJ: Daily Advertiser, 1883, Digitized Mar 9, 2006. ebook), v. 2, 1687-1703, p. 397 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8] - Misc Source Notes.
      Richard Compton and Providence Isseltyne Compton were witnesses of the Will of Thomas Whitlock Other signers are:John Bowne and John Bowne, cordwainer

    5. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Liber 1, East Jersey Deeds, page 357, folder 2 (Reliability: 1).

    6. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records, Middletown Town Book I (Reliability: 1), 1699.
      Richard Compton takes his father's ear mark 1/2 penny under left ear.

    7. [S70] National Archives, New Jersey Archives (Reliability: 3), 1700-1701.
      With the friction between the proprietary government and the freeholders, Richard Compton et al sent a petition to the King asking for the removal of the proprietors and creating a Royal Colony for New Jersey

    8. [S79] Researcher - Bruce Barnes, ID=I323 (Reliability: 1).

    9. [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. 1, No. 1,p. 1; V. 2, No. 7, p. 31; V. 3, No.9, p. 121; V. 4, No. 3, p. 161 (Reliability: 3).
      The next signature on the document after his was that of William Bowne

    10. [S43] - City, County, State, or Church Records.
      Abraham Watson takes Richard's earmark.

    11. [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. 9, p. 42 (Reliability: 3).
      He either died or moved to Hunterdon County, New Jersey



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