The Borden and Allen families had been acquainted as early 1696.On that date Benjamin2(Richard1) Borden purchased of John Hamton/Hampton “that tract on Burlington Path the meadow called the South meadow, purchased by George Keith and all that tract joining to the meadow, purchased by John Reid...500 acres between Jedediah Allen and Robert Barclay on Manalapa Creek and 60 acres of meadow on Manasaquan River.” (New Jersey Archives XXI Page 297.) In 1696, Judah Allen was probably living with his father Jedediah Allen.Judah Allen, on 17September 1701, prior to his marriage to Deborah Adams on 15 December 1701, purchased 500 acres on the south side of Rancocus Creek, in Evesham Township.Twenty-four years later, on March of 1724, John Lambert conveyed to Benjamin Borden, the elder of the Township of Evesham 883 acres, “whereon the said Benjamin Borden now dwelleth...joins Judah Allen.” (WJD G-H:122.)[NOTE: When Benjamin Allen (son of Judah) and his wife Patience sold the property he inherited from his father, it was described in part “.....at low water mark to corner of land of late Richard Borden.” (WJD T:310) (Richard3 (Benjamin2,Richard1) Borden died in 1751)]
Juda(h) Allen, of Eveshan, Burlington Co. N.J., penned, his will 24 June 1731-proved 20 July 1731. [Note before 1752 the new year began on the 25th March]His executrix wasDeborah (Adams) Allen and executor was William Sharp (son-in-law of Judah Allen).Liber 3:146-147. [Deborah, died a few months, after her husband, leaving Benjamin an orphan. [Note: At that time Benjamin was over the age of 16 but not of age.] Herestate was dated 25 January 1731. Administrators included William Sharp.Liber 3:175.The estate of Judah Allen on 31 January 1731 named Benjaminas eldest son of Judah.William Sharp becamehis guardian. #2057C.The birth year ofPatience’s husband Benjamin Allen has been estimated as 1710-1716
On 8 December 1737, Jonathan Borden was residing in Evesham, Burlington County, New Jersey, when his daughter Patience Borden married Benjamin Allen, of Evesham.Because Jonathan Borden was identified as Patience’s father, I assume she was not of age and he gave permission for her marriage.Therefore, her birth year was before 1716.[Note: Patience’s father, Jonathan Borden, was living in 1728 in Freehold, Monmouth Co. N.J. The given or surname of her mother is unknown.]On26 November 1730, Patience Borden’s father, Jonathan Borden, wasof Monmouth when he married his second wife Mary Earle of Springfield, Burlington Co., N.J.
1739Benjamin Allen and William Sharp (brother-in-law of Benjamin Allen). Jonathan3 (Benjamin2, Richard1) Borden (b.1690) and Richard3 Benjamin2, Richard1 Borden served as witnesses on an inquest in Chester Township. (New Jersey Colonial Documents Newspaper Extracts 1739 Pages 579-580.)
After Benjamin and Patience (Borden) Allen sold their property in Burlington County on 9 May 1753, Benjamin purchased a plantation on Edwards Creek in Greenwich of Gloucester County on 24 November 1753.(WJD T:310 and WJD Q:87.)
Benjamin Allen Greenwich, Gloucester penned his will the 26 March 1759 and Jonathan Borden signed as a witness.Benjamin’s will was proved, 7 April 1759, at which time “Jonathan Borden one of the witnesses of the within and above written will being sworn on the Holy Evangelists of almighty God did depose that he saw Benjamin Allen the Testor.”That statement indicated Jonathan Borden was not a Quaker.Patience Allen as the “executrix of the last will and testament of Benjamin Allen deceased who being of the people called Quakers” did not swear but affirmed the inventory taken was correct. “ Dispose of 300 acres” .....“Son Benjamin 20 acres of upland and 2-acres meadow to be laid out at upper side of the road leading to Joseph Richards” to “Joseph ...my other lands.....his Mother to enjoy the best rooms......Joseph comes of age” Six others not named-all but Benjamin under age.15 Sept 1761 Patiencesold 300 acres.(Liber 9:197.)
Joseph Allen penned his will 16 November 1765-proved 6 May 1769 mentions mother Patience. Others also mentioned.