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1697 As recorded in the family bible, Thomas Foulke, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Foulke was born 1st day, 8th month, 1697. [1] As recorded in the Chesterfield monthly meeting records, Thomas Folkes son of Thomas and Elizabeth Folkes, was born ye 16 day of the 8 mo 1697. [2] [3] [4]

1717 Thomas Foulke Jr was named to replace the previous grave digger for the Chesterfield meeting. [5]

1719 Thomas Foulke, perhaps this one or his father, was a member of a survey expedition to establish a point (41 degrees, forty minutes) on the upper Delaware River defining both the boundary between New Jersey and New York and the boundary between East and West Jersey. The expedition was documented in the entertaining journal written by a member of the team. [6] [Map, Historic 1700 New Jersey map with survey lines.] [Map, Historic 1784 New Jersey map with survey lines.]

1722/23 On 3 of month 11 (January), Thomas Folkes Jr and Mary Pancoast made their first declaration of intention to marry at the Chesterfield, Burlington County, monthly meeting. Fathers Joseph Pancoast and Thomas Folkes gave consent. [7]

1722/23 On 7 February, Thomas Folkes [Foulke] Jr and Mary Pancoast, daughter of Joseph, made their second declaration of intention to marry, as recorded in the Chesterfield, Burlington County, monthly meeting minutes. [8] [9] [10] [11]

1724 On 20 October, John Pancoast, son of Joseph of Mansfield, married Elizabeth Ogborne at Springfield Meeting, Burlington County. Witnessed by Mary and Thomas Folks, Jr, and others. [12]

1728-30 Thomas Foulke, Jr was assessor, Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [13]

1729 On 16 April, Thomasin Pancoast, daughter of Joseph Pancoast of Mansfield, and Joshua Wright, son of Joshua Wright of Chesterfield, were married at Upper Springfield meeting, Burlington County. Witnessed by Thomas Folks Jr and others. [14]

1731-42 Thomas Foulke, Jr was town clerk, Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [15]

1732 Thomas Foulke Jr and Anthony Woodward were ordered to "get the pattins of ye Township of Chesterfield recorded and to draw ye money oute of Samuel Satterthwaite hand and Anthony Bunting hand for and towards defraying ye charge" And It is ordered by the said Towns Meeting that Anthony Woodward and Thomas Folkes junior do see that Richard wright be qualified according to ye town Election for a Constable for ye town and for his refusal of ye poast to prosecute him, ye said Richar wright acording to Law; and it was agreed by same ye towns meeting that ye Anthony Woodward and Thomas folkes should be paid for what money ye should Lay down on that Sute (lawsuit?) and for there one (their own) Labor and Time. [16]

1739 Thomas Foulke, Jr voted in an election in Burlington County, New Jersey. [17]

1744-45 Thomas Foulke, Jr was surveyor of the highways in Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [18]

1745 On 15 April, Thomas Folks, perhaps this one, was a freeholder in Chesterfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. [19]

1748-52 Thomas Foulke, Jr was assessor in Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [20]

1750 Thos Folkes signed a petition in Burlington County, New Jersey. [21]

1750 Thomas Folks was listed among customers at Imlay's Store in Bordentown, New Jersey. [22]

1751 Thomas Foulke was named as brother-in-law in the will of Joshua Wright, husband of Thomasin Pancoast. [23]

1751 Joseph Curtis was appointed guardian for John Edwards, son of Owen Edwards and grandson of Daniel Farnsworth. Thomas Folkes was fellow bondsman. [24]

1751-57 Thomas Foulks was a resident of Bordentown Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [25]

1754 Thomas Folkes and Samuel Stokes, executors for the estate of Joshua Wright, deceased, took John Sands to court in Burlington County concerning a debt. [26]

1770 On October 15, Thomas Foulkes [Folkes] was a witness to the will of Jonathan Curtis of Mansfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [27]

1773 Thomas Folkes [Foulkes] witnessed the will of widow Ann Griggs of Bordentown, Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [28]

1774 On March 25, Thomas Folks witnessed the will of Joseph Thorn, of Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County, New Jersey. [29]

1774 The will of William Lawrie of Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, bequeathed "the house and lot that I bought of Thomas Foulk, which is in Bordentown" to his son James Lawrie. [30]

1777 On 28 February, Mr. Besbitt of the Council of Safety of Philadelphia paid 9 pounds to William Thomas and Thomas Foulke for their trouble and expense in collecting blankets, stockings, & ca, in Bucks County. [31]

1777 On Aug. 1. Thomas Folkes, of Chesterfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, dated his will, which named brother Isaiah Folkes' son, Thomas Folkes, the house and lot in Bordentown, lying between Quicksel's and Jacob Lawrie's lots; and the 3-acre lot on the lower side of the back street; also 34 acres, near the Pharos, at Egg Harbor; also my great Bible. To Ann Stackhouse, a bed. Brother Isaiah's widow, £10. To Mary Tantiini, my still, and £16 her husband owes me. Sister Mary's daughter, Mary Nutt, £5. Kinswoman, Nancy Thorn, looking glass. John Thorn, Thomas Thorn, Thomas Folkes, Alee Boger and Ann Stackhouse, the rest of the goods. As to my house and lot in Bordentown, where Samuel Shoards lives, if Samuel will pay £150, my Executor is to make him a deed, but, if he will not pay the £150, then the Executor is to sell it. Executor: my kinsman, Thomas Thorn. Witnesses: John Bunting, Jr., William Bunting, Abraham Tilton. Proved Nov. 14, 1777. [32] [33]

1777, Oct. 31. Inventory, £662.15.0, made by Isaiah Robins and John Bunting, Jr. [34]

1779, Sept. 10. Account by Executors. House and lot sold, as per directions of the will, for £150. [35]

1777 As recorded in the family bible, Thomas Foulke, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Foulke died 21st day, 10th month, 1777, age 80 years, 2 months, 20 days. [36] [37]


Footnotes:

[1] "Old records of the Foulke, Skirm, Taylor, Coalman, Wooley, and Gaskill families," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 11 (1887), 207-212, at 208, [InternetArchive].

[2] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 21, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[3] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724, 16, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[4] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 3 (1914), 203, [InternetArchive].

[5] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Men's Minutes, 1684-1738, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[6] "Journal of John Reading while surveying lands in the northern part of New Jersey," Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, Third Series 10 (1915), 35-46, 90-110, 128-133, at 96, [InternetArchive].

[7] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Men's Minutes, 1684-1738, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[8] Lewis D. Cook, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Intentions of Marriage and Certificates of Removal 1685-1756 (NJ/B2F.3) (1970), 006, [AncestryImage].

[9] Lewis D. Cook, "Marriage Intentions, 1685-1730, Burlington County, New Jersey," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 53 (1965), 129-32, at 131.

[10] "Marriages at Chesterfield, New Jersey, 1685-1730," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 9 (1885), 347-352, at 351, [GoogleBooks].

[11] John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 3 (1914), 203, [InternetArchive].

[12] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Marriages, Births in Burlington Monthly Meeting (Rancocas and Burlington Monthly Meeting), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[13] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 280, [HathiTrust].

[14] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Burlington Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1677-1777 (includes many different types of records), 226, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[15] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 280, [HathiTrust].

[16] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 285, [HathiTrust].

[17] John J. Thompson, "Poll Book of an Election in 1739, Burlington County, New Jersey," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 18 (1894), 185-193, at 187, columns 3 and 4, [GoogleBooks].

[18] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 280, [HathiTrust].

[19] Carlos E. Godfrey, "A List of the Freeholders for the City and County of Burlington," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 29 (1905), 421-26, at 423, [InternetArchive].

[20] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 280, [HathiTrust].

[21] U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820, [AncestryRecord].

[22] James D. Magee, Bordentown, 1682-1932: an illustrated story of a colonial town (1932), 143, left column, [HathiTrust].

[23] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 32. (Wills and Administrations 3, 1751-1760) (1924), 370, citing Lib. 7, p. 105, [InternetArchive].

[24] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 32. (Wills and Administrations 3, 1751-1760) (1924), 103, [InternetArchive].

[25] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 455, [HathiTrust].

[26] Court of Common Pleas, 1730-1789, Burlington County, New Jersey, 153, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[27] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 124, [InternetArchive].

[28] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 212, [InternetArchive].

[29] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 525-26, [InternetArchive].

[30] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 299, [InternetArchive].

[31] Minutes of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, Vol. 11 (1852), 136, [InternetArchive].

[32] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 182-83, [InternetArchive].

[33] New Jersey, U.S., Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, Vol.36, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[34] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 182-83, [InternetArchive].

[35] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 182-83, citing Lib. 19, p. 305; Lib. 22, p. 66, [InternetArchive].

[36] "Old records of the Foulke, Skirm, Taylor, Coalman, Wooley, and Gaskill families," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 11 (1887), 207-212, at 208, [InternetArchive].

[37] New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971, [AncestryRecord].