Título New England Queries & Reviews, Volúmenes 1-10
Autor Shirley Penna-Oakes
Editor Pioneer Publications
Bel conger/Conger was born ca 1640, married ca 1689, prob at Woodbridge, NJ to Sarah Cawood, daughter of Thomas Cawood and Rebecca Potter. John was first in Newbury, MA, then Woodbridge and later Newark, N J . He was a farmer.
Name: John Belconger
Birth: 08 SEP 1633 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 1
Will: 14 JUN 1712 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey 1
Death: SEP 1712 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey 1
1665: In 1665, John Conger came from England to Newbury, Mass.OnJan. 12, 1666 he married Mary Kelley, b. in Newbury, Feb. 12,1641,the only daughter of John Kelley. John Kelley came fromNewbury,England to Old Newbury, Mass. with the original founders ofthe townin 1635. His only other child was a son, John Jr., who marriedSarahKnight, the daughter of Deacon Richard Knight. John Jr. and Sarahhadfive children who had numerous descendants. . The KelleyFerryoperated for many years
by father and son was a popular mode oftravelin the early days of Newbury. . Daniel Pierce, a prominentcitizen,well known throughout Mass. colony was organizing a group ofcitizensto move to a newly acquired Province of New Jersey which KingCharleshad wrested from the Dutch in 1664. In 1667, Pierce withnineassociate owners and forty-six other men, many with families,arrivedin New Jersey and founded the township of Woodbridge, locatedon anestuary that flows between Staten Island and the mainland andbetweenRariton and Rahway Rivers. Woodbridge, traditions says, wasnamed forthe Presbyterian minister they left back in the Newbury home.. JohnConger and his wife, Mary, and their infant son were amongthiscompany. Tradition is, and can be proved by some facts, thattheConger family came from Alsace, then a French province, toHolland(the name being Koeniger about the date of the massacre ofSt.Bartholomew 1572), and then from Holland to England, the namebeinganglicized into the English, Conger. (Source: "CongerHistory1664-1941," p. 2, by Ethel Conger Heagler - furnished byRobertGuilinger).
1670: As one of the first Associates, 1670, Woodbridge, MiddlesexCo.,New Jersey.
1667-1668: Move 1667-1668 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey.
1711: In the name of God, Amen, the 11th day of January 1711. IJOHNCONGER of Woodbridge, in the county of Middlesex, and Province ofEastNew Jersey, Planter, being in bodily health and in perfect mindandmemory, thanks be given to God, therefore: Calling in mindthemortality of this body, and knowing that it is appointed for allmenonce to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament,thatis to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend mysoulinto the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend ittothe earth, to be buried in a Christian-like and decent manner, atthediscretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at thegeneralResurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty powerofGod, to bless me in touching such worldly estate, wherewith ithaspleased God to bless me in this life. I give, devise, and disposeofthe same in the follow manner and form: . ITEM: My will is thatmyfarm or plantation on which I now
dwell to be equally divided intotwoparts, beginning at the River and running with a direct linethroughthe whole length of my said farm or plantation, the Easterndivisionwhereof I will and bequeath to my son BENJAMIN CONGER, to beby himquietly and peaceable possessed, and enjoyed as soon as heshallarrive at the age of 21 years, and if my son JOSEPH please, heshallhave the liberty to live upon it 10 years after my decease,paying thecharge arising thereon. . ITEM: The use and improvement ofthe westerndivision of my said farm or plantation, and my dwellinghouse standingthereon I give to my wife during her state of widowhoodand when hercondition shall change either by marriage or death I willand bequeaththe said western division of my farm together with my nowdwellinghouse and all other buildings thereon to my son JOB CONGER. .ITEM: Iwill and bequeath to my son JOSEPH all my freehold right in thetowneof Woodbridge (Will also specifies as conveyed to Joseph hisrights toWoodbridge common lands yet to be divided.) I give to my sonmy Cartsand Ploughs with all the tackling belonging to them to my sonJOSEPHto have liberty to use them when they can be spared so long ashelives upon the place, he being at equal charge at repairing them..ITEM: My will is that if either of my three sons abovementioned,JOSEPH, JOB or BENJAMIN, shall die without issue, then whatland Ihave willed to them do descend to the survivor or survivors, andbeequally divided between them. . ITEM: I give to my son JOHNtenschillings; to my son JONATHAN five schillings; to my son GERSHOMfiveschillings; and to each of my daughters five schillings, all tobepaid by my son JOB, if demanded. . Lastly, I give all mycattle,horses, sheep and household stuff, to my faithful and belovedwife,SARAH CONGER, whom I do nominate and appoint my sole Executrix,to seethat this, my last will, be punctually fulfilled, and I dodeclarethis to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking andmaking voidall other wills by me formerly made. In witness whereof Ihavehereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year above written.JOHNCONGER X (His Mark) Signed, sealed, published and declared by thesaidJohn Conger, as his last Will and Testament, in the presence ofus,the subscriber viz: --James Connet, James Connet Jr.,RichardPangbourner, John Bishop . CODICIL: June 14, I the above nameJohnConger, being very sick in body and not expecting many hours ofthislife, and my son GERSHOM being born since the making of this myWill,above written, do declare that my will & desire is that my threesons,JOSEPH, JOB and BENJAMIN, as they come to age, give unto mysonGERSHOM, ten schillings, each of them and that seven pounds out ofmymovable estate be put out for his use when he comes to age, thisIdeclare to be my desire before these witnesses. --John Stille,JohnMoore and John Bishop . Proved before Thomas Gordon, the 27thofAugust, and approved and sealed by his Excellency, Col. Hunter,the17th day of Oct 1712. (Some say he died on 27 Aug 1712. MaxineLeonardstates he died in September 1712.) (J. Bass. Liber I, folio382, NewJersey Wills, Secretary of States Office.) (Source: The CongerFamilyof America, Vol. II, p. 19-20 - Maxine Crowell Leonard).
Marriage 1 Sarah Cawood b: 1660 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Married: ABT 1689 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey 1
Abigail Conger b: 08 MAY 1690 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
Gershom Conger b: 1685 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
Job Conger b: 09 JUN 1694 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
Joseph Conger b: 17 MAY 1692 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
Marriage 2 Mary Kelley b: 14 APR 1641 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Married: 12 APR 1666 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts 1
Enos Conger b: ABT 1667 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Joanna Conger b: 01 AUG 1670 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
John Conger b: in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
Mary Conger b: ABT 29 DEC 1666 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Sarah Conger b: JAN 1668 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
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