The Leeds Family of New Jersey:Information about Robert Field
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Robert Field (b. Abt. 1631, d. 13 Apr 1701)Robert Field (son of Robert Field and Charity) was born Abt. 1631 in Probably Halifax, Eng. as the first mention of Robert Sr. was in Ri 1638, and died 13 Apr 1701 in Newtown, LI, NY.He married Susannah on Abt. 1651 in LI, NY..
Notes for Robert Field:
Robert was born at least as early as 1632, since both he and his younger brother Anthony were of age on 12 February 1653/1654, when their father conveyed land to them. His death is recorded in Friends records, but no probate has been found; the early Friends records of Flushing are now preserved as those of the New York Meeting.
Other children of Robert and Susannah were Robert who married Phebe Titus Scudder; Nathaniel married Patience Bull; Elnathan; Benjamin married Experience Allen; ,and Susannah married Isaac Marriott; Elizabeth; jemima; Ann
On 12/27/1657 "The Flushing Remonstrance to Governor Stuyvesant" wherein they refuse to use any violent acts against Quakers, Turks, Egyptians, Jews, Presbyterians, Indepdendents, Baptists, but to reach out their hands in love, peace and liberty was signed by several residents, 3 of which were Robert Field, Sr. and Jr., and Anthony Field.One other of our Ancesters, Richard Stockton, also signed.
No Field is named in Newtown tax rates for 27 January 1667/1668 and 26 February 1667/1668, but on 8 June 1669 Mary Wood was apprenticed in Newtown to Robert Field for five years, he to teach her to read English and "such necessary things as belong to a his wife" (Newtown Town Court Minutes).
Robert Field, father, and Robert Field, son, were rated in 1683 at Newtown, Long Island. They both appeared in the Newtown patent of 25 November 1686. He appeared on the census of 1698 in Newtown, Queens County, Long Island, NY: either the Robert Field with six white persons and two negroes; or the other with five white persons and no negroes.
The Friends in Newtown and Maspeth Kills were a part of the Gravesend Meeting in 1682. On 9 Mo (Nov) 24, 1684 a meeting for worship was allowed, to be held at Robert Field's house every Fourth day. In 1697 the meeting was settled to be every second First day. The Preparative Meeting was laid down in 1771, and the members attached to Flushing Preparative Meeting. Monthly Meeting, however, was held there at intervals until 1780, and occasional meetings were held there as late as 1840. The first meeting house was built in 1722, the second 1760, at what is now Maspeth, L. I. It is long gone, and the adjacent burial ground is neglected and overgrown with weeds.
The records of the Monthly Meeting are in good condition, but for a long period there was negligence in recording data. There are certificates issued for persons of whose membership no record is found, and deaths are recorded, with like lack of background. The records of the other Monthly Meetings in this volume may clear up some of these missing data.
John Bowne was the most notable member in early Flushing. Dr. John Rodman was also very prominent. Data regarding them and other Flushing Quakers before 1805 will be found under New York Monthly Meeting.
More About Robert Field:
Elected 1: 30 Apr 1685, Constable of Newtown, NY.
Elected 2: Bet. 1672 - 1680, Overseer of Newtown, NY 1672, 1674, 1675, 1678 and 1680.
Property 1: 16 Feb 1666, Patent for lands in Flushing, NY was obtained from Gov. Nicolls by he, his father Robert and his brother Benjamin..
Property 2: 16 Oct 1671, Robert Field sells to John Marshall both of Newtown house and lot bounded E by Thos. Robards. to be paid with Indian Corn at 3 shillings a bushel or 5 shillings a bushel for wheat in 4 pmts, 7lbs a yr for 4 yrs..
More About Robert Field and Susannah:
Marriage: Abt. 1651, LI, NY..
Children of Robert Field and Susannah are:
- +Benjamin Field, b. Abt. 1652, Newtown, LI, NY, d. 16 Mar 1702, Burlington Co., NJ.
- +Charity Field, b. Abt. 1660, Newtown, Queens Co., L.I.N.Y., d. Aft. 1726, Newtown, Queens, LI NY.
- Ambrose Field, b. Abt. 1653, Newtown, Queens Co., L.I.N.Y. per NY Quaker Records, d. date unknown.
- Susannah Field, b. Abt. 1660, Newtown, Queens Co., L.I.N.Y. per NY Quaker Records, d. Aft. 1734.
- Nathaniel Field, b. Abt. 1654, Newtown, Queens Co., L.I.N.Y. per NY Quaker Records, d. Apr 1732, Chesterfield Twp., Burlington Co., NJ at the home of her daughter Susanna Marriott..
- Elnathan Field, b. Abt. 1655, Newtown, Queens Co., L.I.N.Y. per NY Quaker Records, d. 03 Jan 1754, Newtown, Queens Co., L.I.N.Y. per NY Quaker Records.
- Robert Field, b. Abt. 1660, Newtown, Queens Co., L.I.N.Y. per NY Quaker Records, d. 28 Jan 1735, Newtown, Queens,NY.