I have the following on James Bollen b.Abt. 1629 Hingham, England - d. 27 Mar 1682 Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ. Son of Robert Bollen.
I have his wife as Ann Vaquelen b.Abt. 1633 France d.Abt. 1680 Middlesex, NJ. daughter of Robert Vauquellin and Jeane (unknown)
3 Children -
MARY BOLLEN, Anna Throckmorton Bollen, James BOLLEN Jr.
James Bollen was my 10th Great Grandfather
His daughterMary was my 9th Great Grandmother married to PETER STOUT
His daughter Anna was my9th Great Grandaunt married to JONATHAN STOUT
Jonathan and Peter were brothers, sons of RICHARD STOUT and PENELOPE VAN PRINCES
In my Family tree notes are the following -
The History of Union County NJ 1664-1923by A Van Doren Honeyman 1923
James Bollen came over with the English fleet in 1664, and as he was styled
"Captain," he may have been in command of one of the vessels. He was deputized by (Col.) Nicolls to receive the surrender of the fort at New Amsterdam, (Sep. 8, 1664) and was appointed by him "Commissary of the Ammunition at New York." He remained at New York until August, 1665, as his name appears often in court records.There is no doubt he was acquainted with Governor Carteret in England, who on his first voyage sent his dispatches from Newport News, Virginia, June 13, 1665, to Captain James Bullaigne in New York.On the arrival of Governor Carteret at the port of New York, Bollen was made secretary of the new province and accompanied the governor in August to Elizabethtown."
SAM'S NOTES -
The following is an attachment to the will of James Grover Sr. of Middletowne, Mon. Co., Dated Dec. 1st, 1685. Proved by testimony of Richard Hartshorne and Tho. Webley, before John Throckmorton, Jan. 28, 1685.
In 1668 James Sr. and James Jr. were the constituent members of the Baptist Church at Middletown, NJ along with Richard Stout, John Wilson, William Layton, John Stout, Walter Wall, William Compton, John Cox, James Ashton, Jonathan Bown, Jonathan Holmes, John Bown, Obadiah Holmes, George Mount, Thomas Whitlock, John Beeckman, and William Cheeseman.
James Grover was one of the twelve men to whom was granted the Monmouth Patent, 1665, and he came to the county with the first settlers who are named, 1667. He was granted home lot number sixteen, in Middletown and outlet number fifteen. He was among the first settlers of Gravesend, L. I., in 1646. He was collector for the poor, 1650. About 1654-5, James Grover, George Baxter, and James Hubbard, prefering English to Dutch rule, hoisted the English flag at Gravesend, declaring themselves subjects of the Republic of England. Baxter and Hubbard sent Grover to England by way of Boston, in 1656, to take a memorial to Oliver Cromwell. Baxter and Hubbard were arrested as traitors by the Dutch and sent to Fort Amsterdam and where they were liberated by Gov. Stuyvesant at the earnest solicitation of Lady Deborah Moody. Under the Proprietor's Concessions, Grover received in 1676, a warrant for 500 acres of land as one of the twelve men on the Monmouth Patent. James Grover, Sr. died about the beginning of 1686. He had three sons and two daughters. Safety Grover, a son, and wife had a warrant for 120 acres of land in 1679, from the Proprietors under the Concessions. 1684, July 26, Safety Grover and Richard Hartshorne were the only ones in Middletown who voted against the swine running at large on the commons. Among inhabitants taxes in Middletown, 1761, were James Grover, Esq., James Grover, and Silvenus Grover. In Upper Freehold, 1758, Joseph Grover was taxed for 420 acres of land.
Richard Stout's children -
Mary Stout, 1650 - ? , m Judge James BOWNE 1665 Alice Stout, 1652 - ? m John THROCKMORTON 1670 Peter Stout, 1654- 1703, m Mary Bollen, then Mary BOWNE Sarah Stout, 1656 - ? m John Pike Johnathan Stout, 1660 - 1723, m Anne Bollen 1685 - David Stout m Rebecca ASHTON 1688
The will of James Grover Sr. of Middletowne, Mon. Co., Dated Dec. 1st, 1685. Proved by testimony of Richard Hartshorne and Tho. Webley, before JOHN THROCKMORTON, Jan. 28, 1685.
Johnathan Stout, 1660 - 1723, m Anne ( THROCKMORTON)Bollen 1685 -
Peter Stout, 1654- 1703, m Mary Bollen, then Mary BOWNE
Among the constituent members of the Baptist Church at Middletown, NJ wasJOHN BOWNE, JONATHAN BOWNE,
Johnathan Stout, 1660 - 1723, mAnne THROCKMORTONBollen 1685 -my (Sam's) 9th Great Granduncle
Peter Stout,1654- 1703, mMary Bollen, then Mary BOWNEmy (Sam's) 9th Great Grandfather
From the Family Tree of Ancestors of Thomas Wilson Martin I find JAMES BOLLEN -
James Bollen, born 1629 in Hingham, England; died March 27, 1682 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ. He was the son ofRobert Bollen andJean. He marriedAnne VaquelinAbt. 1654 in Middle Town, Middlesex, New Jersey.
Anne Vaquelin, born Abt. 1633 in France; died Abt. 1680 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ. She was the daughter ofRobert Vauquelin and Jeane.
Child of James Bollen and Anne Vaquelin is:
i. Anna Throckmorton Bollen, born Abt. 1665 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey; died Abt. 1749 in Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey; married Jonathan Stout August 27, 1685 in Middletown, Monmouth, NJ.
JAMES BOLLEN Notes -
James Bollen was Justice of the Peace and Secretary of the Province of New Jersey. He and Robert Vauquelin were associated with Philip Carteret, and thus involved in the conflicts over who had the right to govern New Jersey.
source: "Annals of Staten Island," J.J. Clute [NYPL: IRM (StIs) 88-382].
Says Philip Carteret sailed for NY with 30 English and French emigrants. The boat was driven into the Chesapeake; while stuck there, Carteret forwarded dispatches to Bollen, who was commissary at the fort in NY, and also to Nicolls.
A little later, says that Capt James Bollen, an officer of the fleet, received a grant of land in Staten Island. Doesn't say when!
A Justice of the Peace (seen in May 1677 records) and Secretary of the Province from at least 1665 until his death in spring 1682/3. The early records of NJ (1665-1667) appear in his handwriting.
President of the Court (in Woodbridge - apparently for the colony) 1678-1681 at least - seen in NJ Archives extracts.
source: NJ Colonial Documents: East Jersey Patents, etc., Liber 1.
"1673 Jun 6. Patent to James Bollen, Secretary of the Province, for a neck of land on the E side of the Delaware, called Swarten Hook (Black Hook) over against Christaine Creek."
[Salem Deeds, #5. "1691 Aug 18. Deed. Henry Jeanes of Penn's Neck, Salem Co, W Jersey, yeoman, to his son Nath Jeanes of the same place, planter, for 240 ac, part of the 540 ac granted under the name of Swart Hook by Dep Gov John Berry to Sec Jas Bollen 6 Jun 1673, sold by sd Bollen to Justa Anderson of Cristiana Cr 28 Aug 1677, & assgn'd by sd Justa to present grantor 3 Jun 1679."
source: NJCD: EJ Deeds, etc. Liber 3.
1676 Mar 31. Commission for a special court of Oyer et Terminer at Woodbridge to try an action between John Ogden sr and John Cooper of LI: John Berry, President, Wm Pardon, Laurence Andrissen and James Bollen assistants.
source: NJ Colonial Documents, East Jersey Deeds, etc., Liber A.
"1681 Mar 28. Directions and instructions for James Bollen, Secretary of the Province, given by Lady E. Carteret."
source: NJCD: Calendar of Wills.
"1682 Mar 27. Bolin, Bollen, Capt James - Secretary of the Province. Inventory of estate. L 63 - real estate. L 85.9.11 1/2 - personal estate, including a maid servant L7, made by John Pike, Sam'l Dennes, John Blomefild, Sam'l Moore. See Middlesex Wills. "1682 Sep 28. Sale of personal effects to: Capt Greenland, Cornelius Longfeld, Mr Denise, Mrs Allis Rouse, Mr Liprarey, John Bromfeld, Benj Hull, Ann Bollen, Matthew More, John Durham; bringing L 93.15.1 "12 May 1683 adm of estate to Sam'l Moore & Nathaniel Fitzrandolph; & bond." "1683 May 10. James and Anna, children of James Bollen, late of Woodbridge, Secretary of the Province, who died intestate, select Samuel Moore and Nathaniel Fitzrandolph, both of Woodbridge, as their guardians." "1683 May 12. Letters of administration on the estate of James Bollen granted to Sam'l Moore and Nath'l Fitzrandolph." same date: "Bond of the foregoing adminstrators."
source: New Jersey Colonial Documents. Journal of Governor and Council.
At a Councill held 1682/1683, Present: The Deputy Governor, Coll Lewis Morris, Capt Palmer, Capt Sandford, Benjamin Price
The bookes and papers relateing to the publick concernes of the said Province and which Capt Vickers the late Secretary had delivered to the Governor now brought here and Inspected which are as followeth vizt:
One bound booke writt by Capt Blollen late Secretary deceased one Side Entituled the Reccord of Lands from the yeare 1665 to the yeare 1677 the other side of the book Entituled Reccord of Articles Conveyances and Leases for Land &c.
One other bound booke writt and Entred by the said Capt Bollen Titled on one Side Reccord of those that have take and Subscribed the oath of Allegiance to the King and fidelity to the Lords Proprietors of New Jersey Anno Dmn 1665 the other side of the book titled the Reccords of Concessions Warrants &x granted by the Governor of New Jersey Anno 1665
One other bound booke writt and entred by Capt Bollen Titled Reccord of Warrants for the layeing out of land and the Surveyors Certificates Anno 1675 1676 The other side thereof titled Reccords of Pattents for Land Anno 1678.
One bound book writt and entered by Capt Vickers the one Side conteyning 15 folios being the Entry of the Retorns of Surveyes Indian Pattent and Inventoryes of Estates of persons deceased The other Side Containeing fol 36 being the Entry of Indian Graunts the Governors Pattents for Land and Entryes of the present Proprietors Deeds for this Province and Some other matters.
A paper book not bound but about a quire of paper Sticht up and writt by Capt Vickers one fol and a peece of the Retornes of Surveyes and a license for a marriage entered in a leafe att some distance from the former.
A Trunk of Capt Bollens papers putt into order by the Governor Clerk and Cattalogued - but whether all not known the said trunk being broke open and the papers promiscous when delivered - The trunk were Capt Bollens papers and all bookes entred by Capt Bollen were by the mutuall consent of the said Governor and Councill and also the Deputyes in their last Assembly sealed up in the said Trunk as this Councill is Informed broke open by Capt Vickers & al without consent of the Deputyes.
Anne VAQUELIN's notes -
Evidence that the wife of James was Anne Vauquellen, daughter of Robert Vauquellin and Jeane (unknown) seems to be based on the fact that James Bollen signed as witness to the will of Robert Vauquellin.
Name: Robert Vauquellin, alias Laprery
Date: 05 Sep 1673
will of. Wife Jeane sole heiress of real and personal estate. Witnesses--James Bollen and Samuel Moore.
N. J. Archives, XXI., p. 288, and Middlesex Wills
1698 Oct. 10. Inventory of the personal estate, £184.10.6, incl. some French books £5.-, surveying instruments £1.-, 6 silver spoons, 4 forks and a small cup £4.19.-; made by John and Ezekiel Blomfeild.
A Samuel Moore also was a witness to the will of Anne's husband, Capt. James Bollen 27 Mar 1682 -
Calendar of NJ Wills
Name: Capt. James Bolin Bollen
Date: 27 Mar 1682
(Secretary of the Province). Inventory of the estate of, (£63.-.-, real property, £85.9.11 1/2, personal, incl. a maid servant £7.-); made by John Pike, Sam'l Dennes, John Blomefild and Samuel Moore.
28 Sep 1682 Sale of the personal effects to Capt. Greenland, Cornelius Longfeld, Mr. Danise, Mrs. Allis Rouse, Mr. Liprarey, John Bromfeld, Beniamine Hull, Ann Bollen, Matthew More, John Durham, bringing £93.15.1.
12 May 1683 Administration on the estate of, granted to Samuel Moore and Nath'l Fitzrandolph.
N. J. Archives, XXI., p. 54
12 May 1683 Bond of Samuel Moore, gentleman, and Nathaniel Fitzrandolph, yeoman, both of Woodbridge, as administrators of the estate. Edward Slater, of Piscataway, fellow bondsman.
-- May 1683 Bollen, James, of Woodbridge, late Secretary of E. J., James and Anna Bollen, children of, select Samuel Moore and Nathaniel Fitzrandolph as guardians
Hope this helps in some way -
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