Francis Collins, progenitor, of Burlington, New Jersey   Last update: April 26, 2005
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Francis Collins: Immigrant 
Born:  6 Jan 1634/1635  Woolvercote, Oxfordshire, England
Died:  3 Aug. 1720  Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Wife:  Mary Savery

Progenitor of the Collins family, who came from London (bricklayer)

Francis was a follower of George Fox, and was imprisoned and  fined for his adherence to
his religious principles. 

In 1676, 
was one of the signers of the laws and concessions of West New Jersey

In 1682, he erected the first Friends' meeting house in Burlington, New Jersey.

In 1683, he was returned as a member of the Assembly  to represent the third tenth and was  council to the Governor Samuel Jennings.  

In 1684, he was made one of the judges of Gloucester county.

In 1687 was one of "ye King's Magistrates for ye County of Gloucester".

1720, will executed.

Archives of the State of New Jersey. First Series, Vol. 1
p. 267
Law and Concession of West New Jersey:
"In Testimony and Witness of our consent to and affirmation of these present Laws, Concessions and Agreements. We the Proprietors, Freeholders, and Inhabitants of the said Province of West New Jersey, whose Names are under written, have to the same voluntarily and freely set our Hands, dated this third Day of the Month commonly called March, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred and Seventy six. "
Page 268

Sources: and for more see:

1. Dennis, Peter of France and Newport RI
Entries: 14819    Updated: Sat Dec 15 22:08:36 2001    Contact: Susan Winters, [email protected]

2. Compiled from Notes of the late George Haines, MD, Charles Stokes, and other Members of the Family, Genealogy of the Stokes Family, Descended From Thomas and Mary Stokes.,   from Camden, N.J. Sinnickson Chew & Sons Company, Printers 1903.

3.  Myrna's Family Tree

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