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John Borton

Male 1634 - 1687


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  • Name  John Borton 
    Born  25 Jan 1634  Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 May 1687  Hillsborough, Somerset, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1760  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2006 

    Father  William Borton,   b. 29 Nov 1590, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1656, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Reade,   b. Abt 1594, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1669, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Jun 1613  Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5033  Group Sheet

    Family  Anne Kinton,   b. Abt 1636, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1688, Rancocas, Evesham, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Borton,   b. 13 Mar 1659, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1688, Burlington Mm, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anne Borton,   b. 16 Aug 1660, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1688, Burlington Mm, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Borton,   b. 27 Jul 1664, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1718
     4. Esther Borton,   b. 25 Jul 1667, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719, Burlington Mm, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Borton,   b. 27 Nov 1669, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1759, Evesham Township, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Borton,   b. 2 Apr 1672, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Susannah Borton,   b. 24 Aug 1675, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Borton,   b. 5 Oct 1678, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1739, Evesham Township, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  29 Nov 1999 
    Family ID  F615  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • BORTON-John Borton, a signer of the "Concessions and Agreements" and Ann, his wife, from the Parish of Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England, arrived at Burlington in 1679. "Hillsdown" the ancestral home of the Borton family originally containing 200 acres, was located on the south side of Rancocas Creek below Centreton and extended back to the village of Masonville. This tract was surveyed for John Borton on April 26th, 1682. The following record, however, published in the New Jersey Archives clearly indicates that they first settled on the northern side of the Creek. A memorandum of deed dated Third month 27th, 1680, reads as follows: "Daniel Wills of Rancocas New Jersey, Doctor of Physick, to John Boarton² of the same place, husbandman, for 110 acres, north grantor and south John Payne."
      The children of John and Ann Borton were John, William, Ann, Elizabeth, Esther, Mary and Susanna. John Borton, Sr., died in 1687 and John, Jr., inherited "Hilisdown lying on ye south side of Northampton River being in quantity 300 acres or somewhat more" with the exception of a onethird interest left to his widow. William inherited the settlement "fronting upon Northampton River northward being in quantity 110 acres and somewhat more." This evidently was the farm on the northern side of the Creek adjoining Daniel Wills.
      It is stated in the Genealogy of the Borton and Mason families, written by Freeman C. Mason, that John Borton, Jr. and William Borton "purchased land on the Northampton River (now Rancocas Creek) in Eighth month, 1681, 175 and 150 acres respectively." This is undoubtedly an error as John was then 12 years of age and William 9. The
      «b» name Borton is spelled Boarton, Bourton and Bourten in the early records. It is evident that many of our ancestors spelled phonetically as the names of most of the old Burlington County families are spelled in various ways.«/b»

      From: http://www.westjerseyhistory.org/books/decou1/mtn17.html