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William THORNE's parents: Joseph THORNE ( - ) and Mary Johana BOWNE ( - )
Mary FITZ RANDOLPH's other family: with James JACKSON (1704-1750)

Family of William THORNE and Mary FITZ RANDOLPH

Husband: William THORNE (1706-1735)
Wife: Mary FITZ RANDOLPH (1710-aft1759)
Children: Edward THORNE (1730-aft1750)
Thomas THORNE (1731- )
William THORNE (1732-aft1761)
Katherine THORNE (1734-aft1766)
Joseph THORNE (1735-1757)
Marriage 17 Apr 1729

Husband: William THORNE

Name: William THORNE
Sex: Male
Father: Joseph THORNE ( - )
Mother: Mary Johana BOWNE ( - )
Birth 15 Jul 1706 Long Island, New York, USA
Death May 1735 (age 28) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA


Sex: Female
Father: Edward FITZ RANDOLPH (1672-1760)
Mother: Katherine HARTSHORNE (1682-1759)
Birth 24 May 1710 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 1
Death aft 1759 (age 48-49) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA

Child 1: Edward THORNE

Name: Edward THORNE
Sex: Male
Birth 3 Jan 1730
Death aft 1750 (age 19-20)

Child 2: Thomas THORNE

Name: Thomas THORNE
Sex: Male
Birth 28 Mar 1731

Child 3: William THORNE

Name: William THORNE
Sex: Male
Spouse: Margaret SMITH (1738-1801)
Birth 19 Dec 1732 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Death aft 1761 (age 28-29)

Child 4: Katherine THORNE

Name: Katherine THORNE
Sex: Female
Spouse: Unknown JONES ( - )
Birth 4 Oct 1734 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Death aft 1766 (age 31-32)

Child 5: Joseph THORNE

Name: Joseph THORNE
Sex: Male
Birth 23 Dec 1735
Occupation 1750 (age 14-15) Mariner aboard sloop Mary; Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Death 21 Jun 1757 (age 21) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA

Additional Information

Occupation On this voyage he participated in a famous pirating incident that inspired the novel Treasure Island.

Note on Wife: Mary FITZ RANDOLPH - shared note

from Descendants of Edward Fitz Randolph, 1950, pp. 20-21.


46. MARY4 FITZ RANDOLPH (16), born May 24, 1710 at Woodbridge, N.J.; married first in 1728/29, WILLIAM THORNE, born 5 mo. 15, 1706 at Flushing, N.Y.; son of Joseph and martha Johanna (Bowne) Thorne. The first intentions were published in the Rahway and Plainfield Meeting in 12 mo. 1728/29; and the second intentions 1 mo. 20, 1728/9. William Thorne died in 1735, and administration on his estate was granted to Mary and here eldest brother, Richard4 Fitz Randolph (No. 44) on May 20, 1735. Soon after she seems to have married second, a cousin whose surname was Fitz Randolph, but it has not been determined whom she married. This might have been JOSEPH4 FITZ RANDOLPH (No. 41). On March 16, 1744, Mary, listed as "Mary Fitzpatrick, Spinster," married for her third husband, MARMADUKE HORSEMAN, who must have been in his eigties. His will, dated Feb. 25, 1748/49, mentions his wife Mary. As Mary Horseman, Mary married for her fourth husband, license dated May 26, 1749, JAMES JACKSON, b. June 4, 1704. Administration on his estate was granted to his widow Mary on Nov. 6, 1750. It seems most probable that Mary married a fifth time, and again to a cousin, JACOB4 FITZ RANDOLPH (No. 42), as on 7 mo. 18, 1764, "Mary Fitz Randolph is disowned for marriage to her first cousin." In his will, dated may 12, 1779, Jacob mentions his wife Mary.


Mary is mentioned several times in wills. Her brother Hugh4 Fitz Randolph (No. 16:ix) mentioned her in his will of 4 mo. 23, 1748, her portion to go to her children. In the will of her brother Edward (No. 45) is mentioned his "nephew, Edward Thorne, son of my sister Mary Jackson." And the will of her father, Edward3 Fitz Randolph (No. 16), dated Sept. 4, 1759, mentions his daughter Mary Jackson and her eight children.


Children, all born in Woodbridge.

By her first husband, Thorne:

i. Edward, b. 11 mo. 3, 1729.

ii. Thomas, b. 1 mo. 28, 1731.

iii. William, b. 9mo. 19, 1732; m. Margaret Smith, dau. of Shubal Smith and Prudence4 Fitz Randolph (No. 40a).

iv. Katherine, b. 7 mo. 4, 1734.

v. Joseph (posthumous), b. 10 mo. 23, 1735.


By her second husband (Fitz Randolph):

vi. MARY, * married first, license Oct. 16, 1756, SAMUEL CODDINGTON, b. Apr. 21, 1731, died at Woodbridge before July 29, 1757, son of John5 and Agnes (Clarkson) Coddington; married 2nd, license Dec. 20, 1760, GABRIEL COMPTON, son of David and Sarah Compton. Letters of adm. to Mary and son William May 9, 1782 (NJA:35:87).

vii. Unknown, but mentioned in grandfather's will.

viii. Unknown, but mentioned in grandfather's will.

Sources, "One World Tree (sm)" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;). Text From Source: Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.


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