Family:Richard Stockton and Suzanna Withham (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] 8 Nov 1691 Burlington, New Jersey, United StatesChesterfield MM
abt 1686
abt 1760
abt 1739
  1. Family Recorded, in Glenn, Thomas Allen. Some colonial mansions and those who lived in them: with genealogies of the various families mentioned. (Philadelphia: H.T. Coates and Co., 1889, c1897).

    Vol 1, p 71 -

    ... The second Richard Stockton was born about the year 1645, probably in England, and was, it is believed, the eldest son. He removed with his father from old England, but did not afterward settle with him in Burlington County, but at Piscataway, in Middlesex County, going thence to the site of Princeton, where he purchased 400 acres of land from the Proprietors of East Jersey, by a deed dated August, 1696. This land was on the north side of Stony Brook, and was subject to a quit rent of £4 sterling per annum to the lords of the fee. In 1701 he had a patent from William Penn, in consideration of the sum of £900, lawful money of Pennsylvania, for 5500 acres of land on Stony Brook, upon a part of which the present town of Princeton is erected. It is supposed that he resided in the ancient stone house in Edgehill Street, afterward called "The Barracks," before he purchased the property now known as Morven. He married late in life (9th month 8th, 1691), at Chesterfield Meeting, Susanna Robinson, who survived him and became the wife of Thomas Leonard, Esq., of Princeton, by whom, however, she is said to have had no children. Richard Stockton died in 1709, leaving a widow and six sons
    - Richard, the eldest son, to whom he devised by will 300 acres out of his plantations ;
    - Samuel, who acquired 500 acres ;
    - Robert, who also got 500 acres ;
    - John, who inherited 500 acres ; and
    - Thomas, to whom he left the 400 acres at "Annanicken" which he had inherited from his father, the first Richard.
    All of his meadow lands were to be equally divided between his sons. He also willed that each son, when he arrived at the age of twenty-one years, was to have a negro slave. ...
    [Note of Caution: Although Glenn claims 6 sons - he only listed 5, leaving out son Joseph.]