Notes for Christian Cumine: GEORGE CUMMINS OF S. I. [Staten Island] - In 1678, he was constable of S. I., (vide, ante, PART TWO, p. 155). And, had land there (idem, same p.). In 1680, he was listed, (vide, ante, PART ONE, p. 125); however, his origin was at Jamaica, L. L., where in 1660-62, he was a settler, (vide, ante, PART ONE, p. 108), and his association with CALEB CARMAN seemed to be ever present, as well as the MATTHEWS family. 1695, he, GEORGE CUMMINS, was at W. (ARCH., Vol. XXI, p. 241.) By 1711, GEORGE CUMMINS, was of PISC., for he signed the Petition of that year, (vide, ante, PART THREE, p. 379).
GEORGE COMIN, (sic.) rem. to P. A., soon, and 1711-2, Mar. 22, made his will, prov. April 2, 1712, (ARCH., Vol. XXIII, pp. 103-4); hence, he then was d. It names no wife, nor his son, GEORGE, Jr., (infra). But, names chil., David, Margaret, (then, Frazer, wife of John), Mary, (then, Barnet), dau. d., wife of "son-in-law," JOHN HAMPTON, and Christian, who may have been that dau. "Home farm of 300 acres on the South side of the Raritan River." He had a son, WILLIAM CUMMINS, (infra).
DAVID CUMMINGS of PISCATAWAY - He was the son of the foregoing GEORGE CUMMINS. He d. in 1716, a will, dated 1815-16, Feb. 7, called "Commin, David, Piscataway, N. J., cord wainer." (ARCH., Vol. XXIII, p. 104). His sister, Margaret, was a witness to the will of JOHN BOWNE, 1714, Sep. 14, Mattewan, Mon. Co., merchant, (q. v., idem, p. 50).
George Comin (Commen) [Cummin], Will of. Children -- David, Margaret, Mary and Christian. Home farm of 300 acres on the South side of Raritan River, bought of Andrew Galloway ~ personal property. Executors--son-in-law John Hamton and John Ireland. Witnesses--John Hutton, Thomas Coomes, John Fraizer. Proved 02 Apr 1712.
David Commin Date: 07 Feb 1715-6 Location: Piscataway, N.J. - cordwainer ~ will of. Divides personal estate, incl. a Bible and books, between Margaret Frazer, David Hampton, son of David Hamton dec'd, Isabell and George, children of John Hamton, Mary Barnet, Hugh Frazer, John Hamton, making the last two executors. Witnesses--Edmuns Dunham, Robert Webster, Sam'l Walker. "Proved before me Jas. Smith."