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Notes for Robert Rockhill and Elizabeth Shinn

Robert Rockhill, son of Edward Rockhill, and Elizabeth Shinn, daughter of Jno. of Burlington Meeting, declared their intent to marry for the second time at the Chesterfield meeting. [1]

1700 On September 13, Robert Rockhill, of Mansfield Twp, Burlington County, yeoman, dated his will. Daughter, Marcy Curtis, now wife of John Curtis, £5; and to each of her 5 children, which she had by the said John, £10 each, when of full age. Daughter, Hannah Rockhill, £100, and the goods she calls hers. Daughter, Edith Shreve, now the wife of Abraham Shreve, £80. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Shreve, the daughter of said Abraham and Edith, my bed. Grandson, Robert Shreve, son of Abraham and Edith, £5, when of full age. Son, Joseph, all my lands. Executor—son, Joseph. Witnesses—John Rockhill, John Newbold, Isaac De Cow. Proved Jan. 26, 1761. [2]


[1] "Marriages at Chesterfield, New Jersey, 1685-1730," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 9 (1885), 347-352, at 350, no date listed, [GoogleBooks].

[2] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 33. (Wills and Administrations 4, 1761-1770) (1928), 360, citing Lib. 10, p. 155, [InternetArchive].