was born about 1693 in New Jersey, USA. He died on 7 Mar 1745 and was buried in 1745 in Rahway Cemetery, N.J., USA.
1705- A Deed of Gift
from his brother John :-
28 Apr 1705 - John Hamton of Freehold ...
Monmouth ... New Jersey for ... ye last Will ... of his father John
Hampton deceased dated .. [23 January 1702] .. and for the natural love
which he bares to his brothers viz, David Hampton, Joseph Hampton, Andrew
Hampton, Jonathan Hampton and Noah Hampton ... forever quit claimed ...
unto s'd brothers ... the lands .. which ware devised in his sd. father's
will to ye sd. brothers ... all that part of ye Tract w'ch was granted to
his sd. father deceased by deed of James Miller ... [on 7 October 1696]
... [adjoining land owners or names - head of Spotswood's middle brook on
Burlington Path, Rob't Ray, Miller's gully] .. All that tract ...
granted to his said father deceased by deed of John Butler ... [3 June
1697] ... And all that tract ... [from Robert Barclay on 10 August 1688
and 1/2 the land from Thomas Hewit on 29 December 1687, and the land from
Abraham Brown on 30 November 1689] ..., [Signed - John Hampton; witnesses
- Tho. Bels, Robert Ray, John Reid; 26 March 1705 - John Hampton
acknowledged the above deed before Richard Salter; recorded - July 1706]
[Source - Monmouth County New Jersey Deeds Books
A, B, C, D. - by Richard S. Hutchinson - Heritage Books 2006 - pg.123]
1713 - Jonathan Hampton conveyed his inherited land to his
brother John Hampton in 1713 as was required under his father's will when
he inherited it. From the will of John Hampton,…. "and likewise if any of
them be minded to sell their above said Inheritance they prefer it first
to their brethren or Lawful heirs." Jonathan would have been about 23
years of age when he sold his land to brother John Hampton.
1724 May 27 - Jonathan Hampton was an Executor of will of Thomas Combs -
"Jonathan Hampton, cordwainer of Freehold, executor." Elizabeth
Hampton / Combs, wife of the deceased is believed to be the sister of
1739 - On
the 8 Feb 1739 the Borough of Elizabeth received an act of incorporation
from Lewis Morris Governor of the Province.
Seventeen named men
including Jonathan Hampton and many other inhabitants and freeholders in
Elizabeth-Town had petitioned to incorprate them into a body
corporated which was granted. Amongst those appointed to various positions
was Jonathan Hampton to be one of the Assistants and Common Council.
['Notes, Historical and Biographical concerning
Elizabethtown, its eminent men, churches and ministers' by Nicholas Murray
1844, pgs, 28-32]
He was married a second time to Elizabeth BIRD (widow of Joseph Bird) on
21 February 1740/1.
Marriage Licence 20 Feb 1740 :-
'Jonathan Hampton of the County of Richmond (Staten Island, New York) Esqr; and Elizabeth Bird of Elizabeth Town, in the County of Essex (N.J.), widow"
Jonathan's grave is in the Rahway (Presbyterian?) Cemetery. It reads :-
"Here lyes ye body of Jonathan Hampton decd March 7 in 1745 in ye 52d year of his age. Here from all earthly
joys I'm fled into the mansion of the dead."
Photo - Dick Costello
Courtesy - Home News Tribune. His 1st wife is not known. Their children were: