Notes for Edward Fitz-Randolph: Edward was baptized at Sutton in Ashfield , Nottinghamshire England, July 5,1607. Came to Scituate,Mass. in the ship "Griffin" in 1634. From the article "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable families " Pages 368-369 Mr Lathrop says ," The young master Fitzrandolphe " built in 1636, the 38th house constructed in Scituate. Having provide himself with a home he married ,May 10, 1637, Elizabeth, daughter of Deacon Thomas Blossom of the Leyden and Plymouth churches. He joined Mr. Lathrop's church in Scituate May 14, 1637 and his wife joined at Barnstable August 27,1643. He sold his house in that town to Deacon Richard Sealis, and removed in the spring of 1639 to Barnstable ,and built a house on his lot containing eight acres,bounded east by the road to Hyanis. In 1649 Edward Fitzrandolphe removed to his farm in West Barnstable ,"a double great lot" ,containing 120 acres of upland, bounded north by the meadows, east by the Bursley farm, south by the commons, and west by the lands of Mr. Thomas Dexter. In 1669 he and several families from the Cape removed to New Jersey. In October 1683 his widow was living in New Piscataqua ,New Jersey. He is called in "deedes" a yeoman, or farmer,and does not appear to have been employed in any offical station. He had recieved a good education for those times,and as Mr Lathrop styles him "Master" he probably belonged to a good family. He came from the west of England. Bequeathed 10 pounds sterling by his father if he came to demand it. Moved family to Piscataway because patriotism and religion were too restrictive. Decendants set forth in 840 page book by Oris FitzRandolph " Edward FitzRandolph Branch Lines" priv.publ., Ann Arbor Mich. 2nd ed 1980. Tombstone thought to have been destroyed when the British built breastworks for encampment. Buried in the west corner of St James Churchyard , Piscataway NJ.
More About Edward Fitz-Randolph: Burial: St.James Piscataway,New Jersey now Stelton or Edison. Occupation: Yoeman of farmer.
More About Edward Fitz-Randolph and Elizabeth Blossom: Marriage: May 10, 1637, Scituate ,Plymouth Colony.
Children of Edward Fitz-Randolph and Elizabeth Blossom are:
Nathaniel Fitz-Randolph, b. August 09, 1640, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusets, d. December 10, 1640, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusets.
+Nathaniel Fitz-Randolph, b. May 15, 1642, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusets, d. November 21, 1713, Woodbridge,New Jersey.