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  • Name Philip FRENCH 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Bef 13 Feb 1667  Wapping, Middlesex, England [in present-day Tower Hamlets Borough of Greater London] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 13 Feb 1667  St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Phillip FRENCH Jr. 
    Will 20 May 1706  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 3 Jun 1707 
    Probate 3 Jun 1707  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of July 22, 2005, Batch No.: C006333, Dates: 1645 - 1667, Source Call No.: 0370929, Type: Film, Printout Call No.: 6901255, Type: Film, Sheet:00:

      PHILLIP FRENCH
      Male

      Event(s):
      Birth:
      13 FEB 1667

      Christening:
      13 FEB 1667
      St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, London, England

      Parents:
      Father:
      PHILLIP FRENCH
      Mother:
      ELIZABETH

      (2) There are substantial questions about the accuracy of at least some of the information about Philip FRENCH, Jr. and his family contained in French, Mansfield Joseph, Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel French, the Joiner, of Stratford, Connecticut, Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1940, p. 29.

      The compiler knows of no evidence that Philip FRENCH, Jr. was the son of a woman named Mary; that he was born February 1, 1656; that he was born in Kelshall, now Kelsale, and within the present bounds of Saxmundham; or that he was baptized in St. John the Baptist Church, Saxmundham, on February 8, 1657. In a depostion given in 1698, Philip FRENCH, Jr. testified that he was then age 31 (which would mean that he was born in about 1667), and that he was born at the Hermitage, Wapping, Middlesex, England. [See Item 6 below.]

      (3) The questions about the accuracy of information on p. 29 of Mansfield Joseph French's book are based upon the research of Jeanette S. French .

      (4) The information below is taken from p. 29 of Mansfield Joseph French's book and is presented here so that the accuracy of some of such information can be questioned:

      Philip French, junior, son of Philip and Mary French of Kelshall, County Suffolk, England, was born Feb. 1, 1656, probably in Kelshall, now Kelsale, and within the present bounds of Saxmundham. He was baptized in St John the Baptist Church, Saxmundham, Feb. 8, 1656 (old style), really 1657. Philip French, senior, was undoubtedly the younger brother of Rev. Jeremiah French. His baptism is recorded in St John the Baptist Church, Saxmundham, Nov. 13, 1625; and he bought from Rev. Jeremiah the old family estate at Knodishall. Moule's "English Counties" describes "Knodishall, or Knottishall, 3 miles east from Saxmundham," also "Benhall, one and one-half miles west from Saxmundham," also "Kelsale, one mile north from Saxmundham" These hamlets are all now (1939), within Saxmundham postal district. In Vol. 61, page 393, of "New England Historical and Genealogical Register" appears an "Abstract of Will of Phillip French of Kelshall, County Suffolk, esquire, dated 12 Feb. 1697-8; giving "Wife Rebeckah annuity of £60. Eldest son Phillip French my lands in Knoddishill purchased of Jeremiah French. To John French my son £1000 to be paid him in New York in America. Youngest son William French under 21. Sister Ann Pigeon and Mathew, her son. Cousin John French £3, but if dead to his eldest son, and he to be supervisor till my son Philip come over to England, if he shall happen to be beyond sea. Proved in P.C.C. 4 Feb., 1703-4, by Philip the son and Exor." Nothing is known of Philip French, junior, before his arrival in New York "the second time," in 1689. He married July 6, 1694, in the Dutch Church in New York City, Anna Philipse, daughter of Frederick and Margariet (Hardenbroeck) Philipse and is then called "Mr. Philip French, young man from London." He was a prosperous merchant, engaging extensively in the importing and exporting trade, and an active anti-Leislerian. (Which may indicate that he was interested in the extensive smuggling operations that a group of wealthy international merchants, among them Frederick Philipse, seem to have been interested in at that time, according to Governor Leisler.) He was Speaker of the Assembly in 1698, Alderman in 1701 and Mayor of New York in 1702. He lived in New York, on the south side of Pearl St, next east of the famous Fraunces Tavern. He is also said to have lived near the.corner of Broad St. and Exchange Place. He purchased a large estate near New Brunswick, New Jersey. In his will dated May 29 1706, proven June 3, 1707, he mentions his wife, Anna, son Philip and daughters. Elizabeth, Anne and Margaret and refers, but not by names, to the children of his brother, John. (See New York Wills, Vol. 7, page 304, new p. 395).

      (5) Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database online], Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005:

      Name: Philip, Jr. French
      Year: 1689
      Age: 22
      Place: New York
      Source Publication Code: 8198
      Primary Immigrant: French, Philip, Jr.
      Annotation: Concerns 700 early inhabitants of New Netherland and New York. Based mostly upon Colonial Documents of New York in the Manuscript Division of the New York State Library; manuscript collections of the New York Historical Society; and Historical Documents Collection, Queens College. Considerable information on individual's place of origin, trade or profession, and some data on 17th and early 18th century migration.
      Source Bibliography: SCOTT, KENNETH. "Early New Yorkers and Their Ages." In National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 57:4 (Dec. 1969), pp. 274-297.
      Page: 282

      [Note by compiler: Assuming that Philip FRENCH, Jr. was 22 years of age in 1689, he would have been born in about 1667.]

      (6) Coldham, Peter Wilson, The Complete Book of Emigrants 1661-1699, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990, p. 697 [transcript provided by Judith J. French ]:

      1698

      18 September-14 January 1699. Deposition in London re the New York ship Frederick, Mr. Humphrey Parking, captured by the Dutch in 1698 and taken to Hamburg. Deponents include: . . . Philip French, merchant aged 31, resident in New York for 12 years but born at the Hermitage, Wapping, Middlesex. . . .

      [Note by compiler: Assuming that Philip FRENCH was 31 years of age in 1698, he would have been born in about 1667. Also, assuming that he had resided in NY for 12 years as of 1698, he would have begun residing in NY in about 1686.]

      (7) English Origins of American Colonists [database online], Orem, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997, p. 183:

      Philip French, junior, of New York, where he has lived for 12 years, merchant, deposes 8 Nov., 1698, aged 31.

      (8) French, Mansfield Joseph, Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel French, the Joiner, of Stratford, Connecticut, Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1940, p. 29:

      He [Philip French, Jr.] married July 6, 1694, in the Dutch Church in New York City, Anna Phillipse, daughter of Frederick and Margariet (Hardenbroeck) Philipse and is then called "Mr. Philip French, young man from London." He was a prosperous merchant, engaging extensively in the importing and exporting trade, and an active anti-Leislerian. (Which may indicate that he was interested in the extensive smuggling operations that a group of wealthy international merchants, among them Frederick Philipse, seem to have been interested in at that time, according to Governor Leisler.) He was Speaker of the Assembly in 1698, Alderman in 1701 and Mayor of New York in 1702. He lived in New York, on the south side of Pearl St, next east of the famous Fraunces Tavern. He is also said to have lived near the corner of Broad St. and Exchange Place. He purchased a large estate near New Brunswick, New Jersey. In his will dated May 29 1706, proven June 3, 1707, he mentions his wife Anna, son Philip and daughters Elizabeth, Anne and Margaret and refers, but not by names, to the children of his brother, John. (See New York Wills, Vol. 7, page 304, new p. 395).

      (9) Snell, James P., History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey, Philadelphia, PA: Everts & Peck, 1881, p. 316:

      PATENTS AND LAND-GRANTS IN WALPACK.

      Two early patents were located in Minisink under authority of the province of New York which covered a portion of ancient Walpack. These were the grant made to Arent Schuyler, issued May 20, 1697, and the Minisink patent, granted Aug. 28, 1704. The Schuyler patent embraced 1000 acres adjoining the Mackhackemack and extending southward so as to include the Minisink islands. It is thus described :

      "A certain tract of land in Minisink country, in the province of New York, called by the native Indians Warensaghskennick, otherwise called Maghawaemus; also a certain parcel of meadow, or vly, called by the Indians Warensaghskennick, situate, lying, and being upon a certain run, called by the Indians, and known by the name of Minisink, before a certain Island called Menayack, which is adjacent to or near to a cer-tain tract of land called by the Indians Maghakeneck, containing the quantity of 1000 acres and no more."

      Arent Schuyler, who was employed by the govern-ment of New York as an interpreter and agent among the Indians, visited this locality in 1694, and made the following entries in his journal, which he reported to the Governor:

      "JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN ARENT SCHUYLER'S VISIT TO THE MINISINK COUNTRY.

      "May it please your Excell:

      "In persuance to yr Excell: commands I have been in the Minissinck Country of which I have kept the following journal : vizt

      "1694 ye 3d of Feb: I departed from New Yorke for East New Jersey and came that night att Bergentown where I hired two men and a guide.

      "Ye 4th Sunday Morning. I went from Bergen & travilled about ten English miles beyond Haghkingsack to an Indian place called Peckwes.

      "Ye 5th Monday. From Peckwes North and be West I went about thirty-two miles, snowing and rainy weather.

      "Ye 6tth Tuesday. I continued my journey to Maggaghkamieck [Port Jervis] and from thence to within half a day's journey to the Menissinck.

      "Ye 7th Wednesday. About eleaven a clock I arrived att the Minis-sinck, and there I mett with two of their Sachems and severall other Indians of whome I enquired after some news, if the French or their Indians had sent for them or been in ye Menissinck Country. Upon wch they answered that noe French nor any of the French Indians were nor had been in the Menissinck Country nor there abouts and did promise yt if ye French should happen to come or yt they heard of it that they will forthwith send a mesinger and give yr Excellency notice thereof. . . .

      "In the afternoon I departed from ye Menissincks; the 8th, 9th, & 10th of Feb. I traveled and came to Bergen in ye morning and about noone arrived at New Yorke.

      "This is may it please yr Excell: the humble report of yr Excellency's most humble servt.

      "ARENT SCHUYLER."

      The Minisink patent was granted Aug. 28, 1704, to Matthew Long, Ebenezer Wilson, Philip French, Derick Vandenburgh, Stephen de Lansey, Philip Rokeley, John Cobert, Daniel Howan, Caleb Cooper, William Sharpas, Robert Milward, Thomas Wenham, Lancaster Syms, John Person, Benjamin Aske, Petrus Bayard, John Colewell, Peter Fanconier, Henry Swift, Hendrick Ten Eycke, Jarvis Marshall, Ann Bridges (widow of John Bridges), and George Clark. This grant embraced the western part of Ulster and Orange Counties, and extended southward on the Delaware River "to the south end of Great Minisink Island," and eastward "to the bounds of the Wawayanda patent granted to John Bridges and Company." It was the attempt to crowd down these patents upon the lawful territory of New Jersey, and to appropriate the rich lands of the Minisink and the upper Wall-kill, under color of title from New York, that caused the long and bitter boundary line controversy referred to in another part of this work.

      (10) http://www.altlaw.com/edball/dutchbap.htm:

      Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730)
      Manually Entered by Theodore Brassard

      [Note: The baptisms are laid out in order as follows: The date of the baptism; the parents; the child; and the witnesses. Note the separation of each item by semicolons.]

      [Philip FRENCH, Jr. and his wife, Anna, were present at the following baptisms of their children.]

      BAPTISMS OF 1695 . . .

      7 Apr; Philip Frenck Jr., Anna Philips; Philip; Fredrick Philipszen, Catharina Van Cortlant. . . .

      BAPTISMS OF 1697 . . .

      17 Nov; Philip French, Anna Philips; Philippus; Fredrik Philips, Eva Philips wife of Jacobus Van Cortlant. . . .

      BAPTISMS OF 1700 . . .

      14 Feb; Philip French, Anna Philips; Elisabeth; Jacobus Van Courtlant & his sister Catharina Van Courtlant. . . .

      BAPTISMS OF 1701 . . .

      4 May; Philip French, Anna Philips; Margreta; Charles Lodewyk & wife Margrita Meynders. . . .

      (11) Randolph, Howard S. F., "The Hardenbrook Family," in New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 70, pp. 128, 133 (April 1939):

      ANNETIE or ANNA PHILIPSE was baptized Nov. 27, 1667. She married on July 6, 1694 (MDC:78), PHILIP FRENCH, Junior, born in London.

      Children (French): . . .

      i. Philip, bap. Apr. 7, 1695 (BDC:225). Wit: Frederick Philipszen, Catharina Van Cortlant. Died young. . . .

      ii. Phillipus, bap. Nov. 17, 1697 (BDC:248). Wit: Fredrik Philips, Eva Philips (No. 11), h.v. van Jacobus Van Cortlant. . . .

      iii. Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 14, 1700 (BDC:265). Wit: Jacobus Van Cortlant, Catharina Van Cortlant s. suster. . . .

      iv. Margreta4, bap. May 4, 1701 (BDC:275). Wit: Charles Lodewyk, Margrita Meyners s.h.v.

      [Note by compiler: The foregoing article was subsequently corrected as described below.]

      New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 70, p. 378 (October 1939):

      CORRECTION

      Through the courtesy of Miss Rosalie Fellows Bailey, attention has been called to the omission of a child of Philip French and his wife Anna Philipse, . . . in the April, 1939 RECORD, p. 133. She was Anne, born about 1702, married the Hon. Joseph Reade, member of the King's Council; died Nov. 3, 1778, in her 77th year, in New York City. Her portrait by John Wollaston is on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and hangs in the American wing. She is mentioned in the will of her father, Philip French (WNYHS I:442).

      (12) http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ny/newyork/census/1703/1703-nyc.t xt:

      1703 Census of New York City, NY
      Submitted by P.D.Smith on August 23, 1998
      Copyright 1998 © by P.D.Smith.

      District: New York City; Dock Ward
      Page# 403

      Masters of Familys: Phillip ffrench
      Males 16-60: 1
      Females: 1
      Male children: 1
      Female children: 2
      Male Negros: 3
      Female Negros: 2
      Male Negro children: 1
      Female Negro children: 1
      All above 60: 0

      (13) Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, New York Historical Society, 1892, vol. 1, pp. 442-443:

      PHILLIP FRENCH. In the name of God, Amen. I, Phillip French, of New York, merchant, being in perfect health. I leave to my wife one third of rents and income of estate, and one third of personal property. I leave to my son, Phillip French, all my lands in Suffolk County in England. I leave to my three daughters, Elizabeth, Anne, and Margaret, all my lands and estate in East New Jersey, which I lately purchased from Thomas Coddington. I leave to my wife £1,000, and all plate, rings, jewels, etc. I leave to the poor of the Parish of Kellshell, in England, £5. Mentions "children of my brother, John French." I make my wife Ann, Lewis Morris, and my brother in law, Adolph Phillipse, executors.

      Dated May 20, 1706. Witnesses, Jacobus Van Cortlandt, Phillip Schuyler, Edward Brown. Proved, June 3, 1707.

      [NOTE. Phillip French was son in law of Fredrick Phillipse. His residence, which was the house and lot given by his father in law in his will, is on the south side of Pearl street, and next east of the famous "Fraunces Tavern." W. S. P.]

      (14) New York City Wills, 1754-1760 [database online], Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1998:

      The executors of Philip French, of New York, being all dead, Letters of Administration are granted to Cornelius Van Horne of New Jersey (who married Elizabeth, one of his daughters), Nov. 15, 1751.

      (15) North of the Raritan Lotts: a History of the Martinsville, New Jersey Area, Neshanic, NJ: Martinsville Historical Committee, 1975, pp. 84-86, 88-92:

      That is what happened in this story, which begins with "Capt." (as he is titled in legal documents of the times) Thomas Codrington, or Coddington, one of the first 24 East Jersey Proprietors.

      By 1685 Codrington had acquired two 877-acre "Rariton lotts," and in 1688 he bought another 1,000 acres lying to the rear of the first two, the whole tract running from the Raritan River back to the East Branch of the Middlebrook. These 2,754 acres had earlier formed part of the First and Second Indian Purchases of 1681. Codrington's house, called "Rackawackhana" (meaning "muddy flats") is thought to have stood on the north bank of the Raritan, near its confluence with the Millstone River.

      The stroke of luck was the discovery of a deed on record in the New Jersey State Library at Trenton, showing that Thomas Codrington sold all 2,754 acres in 1706 to a Philip French. This fact set the stage for the events that followed.

      A biographical account of a French family member verifies this Philip's identity. Although the book mentions nothing about his having owned property in Somerset County, it does provide an interesting background of the family. (For purposes of clarity the Philip French who purchased Codrington's land will be called "Philip French II.")

      Philip French I was a wealthy English gentleman whose business interests brought him to New York City on several extended visits. He returned to England finally in 1680, leaving his son in America. Philip II became prominent in government affairs, serving as Speaker of the New York Assembly and in 1702-3 as Mayor of New York City.

      In 1694 Philip II married Annatje Philipse (daughter of Frederick Philipse, the Dutch patroon of Philipse Manor in Tarrytown, and his second wife, Catharine, the daughter of Oloff Van Courtlandt).

      Philip II and Annatje had a son, Philip III, who settled in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as well as three daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Margrot. Shortly after acquiring the Raritan:River property, Philip French II died, leaving to these children his vast real estate holdings, both in England and America.

      The daughters received the Raritan River property. Margrot died young, Elizabeth became the wife of Cornelius Van Horne, and Anne married Joseph Reade. Van Horne and Reade are described in later property indentures as merchants from New York.
    Person ID I10511  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father Phillip FRENCH, Sr.,   d. Bef 4 Feb 1704, Kelshall [now Kelsale], Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth CRAWLEY 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Jun 1661  Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annetie PHILIPSE,   b. Bef 27 Nov 1667, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1730, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years) 
    Married Abt 6 Jul 1694  Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    License 6 Jul 1694  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) The information here is based upon the research of Jeanette S. French . However, any errors are mine.

      (2) http://olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/church/rdcmarr1694.shtml:

      New Amsterdam (New York City) Reformed Dutch Church Marriages 1694 . . .

      den Jul. Mr. Philip Fiench [sic], j.m. [unmarried man], Van [from] London, Anna Philips, j.d. [unmarried woman], Van [from] N. Yorck, beyde wonende alheir [both of them living here]. Met een licentie den 6 Jul.
    Children 
     1. Margaret FRENCH,   b. Bef 4 May 1701, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 May 1706  (Age > 5 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne FRENCH,   b. Abt 1702, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1778, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth FRENCH,   b. Bef 14 Feb 1700, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 19 Feb 1768  (Age > 68 years)  [natural]
     4. Philip FRENCH, III,   b. Bef 7 Apr 1695, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Nov 1697, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 2 years)  [natural]
     5. Philip FRENCH, III,   b. Bef 17 Nov 1697, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F4862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) The Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of February 12, 2009, Batch No.: M022431, Dates: 1561 - 1634, Source Call No.: 0380199, Type: Film, Printout Call No.: 6903743, Type: Film, Sheet: 00: PHILLIP FRENCH Male Marriages: Spouse: ELIZABETH CRAWLEY Marriage: 10 JUN 1661 Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, London, England.