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Thomas Lillibridge of Newport, R. I., and His Descendants

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New England Historical and Genealogical Register, January 1909, Volume 63, page 43
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1. Thomas1 Lillibridge, the founder of the Lillibridge family in the United States, was born in England in 1662. His name first appears in this country attached to a petition, dated Newport, Sept. 26, 1699, to the Earl of Bellomont, to use his influence with "his Majesty" William III, for the establishment of an Episcopal church at Newport (S. G. Arnold, History of R. I., vol. 1, p. 599). This was Trinity Church, in which Thomas Lillibridge was a warden till 1713, and where he owned pew 8 till 1719. He was admitted a freeman at Newport, May 6, 1701, and is mentioned as a vestryman in Narragansett church, 1718. He settled in old Westerly (now Richmond) in 1720, where he died Aug. 29, 1724. Besides personal estate inventories at £1160, 18s., and two slaves, he left by his will 1724, two houses in Newport, land in the "Narragansett country," and old Westerly, besides other "unsettled lands"; also a maintenance to his brother Edward, "if he shall come into this country"; and a bequest "unto John my brother’s son"—perhaps he who married Mary Joslin in South Kinston, Mar. 29, 1730. Many of the records in Newport being destroyed by the British during the Revolution, the records in Newport being destroyed by the British during the Revolution, the records of Thomas Lillibridge’s Newport life are meager, but indicate that he married first Mary, daughter of Henry and Mary Hobson (Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of R. I., additions and corrections concluded, under Hobson); and secondly Sarah Lewis, who died Jan. 22, 1760, aged 85, her name being signed as his wife, with his, to a deed of Newport land, July 5, 1706.

Children by first wife: i. Catherine2, m. Robert Wilcox before her father’s will was made (1724).   2      ii. Thomas, b. 1703; d. Feb. 8, 1757.
Children by second wife: iii. Sarah, bapt. Before 1709; m. George Fitch, Sept. 2, 1720.
iv. Elizabeth, bapt. Before 1709; unmarried at the time her father’s will was made.
v. Robert, bapt. Sept. 10, 1710; admitted freeman at Richmond, 1731.
vi. Mary, m. Jonathan Clark, Aug. 4, 1728.
vii. Esther, m. (1) James Martin, Dec. 18, 1735; m. (2) William Peckham, at Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1763.
viii. Benjamin, b. July 11, 1712; d. Aug. 11, 1800.
ix.  Edward, d. Newport, May 1, 1786; m. Esther Hill, July 19, 1739; had Jesse3, b. Aug. 3, 1740, who m. Margaret Summers, Dec. 5, 1762.
x. John, m. Marcy Enos, Oct. 12, 1743, at Charlestown; had Dorcas3, b. Aug. 27, 1747.
xi. Patience, b. 1716; m. Paul Tew, May 3, 1734; d. Aug. 10, 1736.
2. Thomas2 Lillibridge (Thomas1), of Richmond, married Mary Woodmansee, June 12, 1726. Children:
i. Sarah3, b. Mar. 20, 1727; m. –––– Barber; d. 1758, aged 31.
ii. Mary, b. Jan. 23, 1729.
Page 4:   5.   iii. Thomas, b. Dec. 4, 1729; will made 1817; d. Jan. 20, 1822.
  6.   iv. Edward, b. Mar. 25, 1732; bought his uncle Robert’s farm in Richmond; d. Feb. 3, 1819.
3. Robert2 Lillibridge (Thomas1)
4. Benjamin2 Lillibridge (Thomas1)
5. Thomas3 Lillibridge (Thomas2, Thomas1) married Mary Hoxsie Dec. 12, 1754, who was born July 9, 1736. Children, born in Richmond:
i. Thomas4, b. Aug. 29, d. Sept. 8, 1755.
ii. Deborah, b. July 8, 1756; m. Jireh Mumford, Mar. 12, 1776.
iii. Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1758; d. July 3, 1760.
iv. A Son, b. Mar. 31, d. Apr. 3, 1760.
v. Thomas, b. Mar. 6, 1761; m. (1) Alice Sweet, 1781; m. (2) Nancy Partridge, Apr. 17, 1786; had Thomas5, Joshua, Elisha (Elias), Daniel, Lodowick, George, Alice, Phebe, and Ruth.
  12.   vi. Joseph, b. Mar. 16, 1763; m. Rachel Stephens; had Warren5, Betsey, Buel, Mary, Joseph, Erastus, Jacob, John, and Sarah. vii. Edward T., B. Apr. 3, 1765; d. before 1817, leaving children.
viii. Champlain, b. Mar. 9, 1767; m. Hannah ––––; had Amy5, Thomas, Deborah, Mary, Jireh, Paris, Hannah, Thomas, William, Sheffield, and Carmi, 1786 to 1806.
  13.  ix. John, b. Apr. 22, 1769; d. Oct. 20, 1820. x. Mary, b. Mar. 20, 1771; d. unmarried, May 1, 1843.
xi. Thankful, b. Apr. 25, 1773; d. unmarried, Apr. 27, 1859.
6. Edward3 Lillibridge (Thomas2, Thomas1) Page 5:
7. Robert3 Lillibridge (Robert2, Thomas1)
8. David3 Lillibridge (Benjamin2, Thomas1)
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9. Jonathan3 Lillibridge (Benjamin2, Thomas1)
10. Benjamin3 Lillibridge (Benjamin2, Thomas1)
11. Gardiner3 Lillibridge (Benjamin2, Thomas1)
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12. Joseph4 Lillibridge (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) married Rachel Stephens, who was born Nov. 5, 1760.
Children:
i. Warren5, b. Apr. 18, 1785; had Charles6; and Henry C., b. Zanesville, O., Oct. 6, 1835, who had four sons and two daus.
ii. Elizabeth (Betsey), b. Jan. 2, 1787; m. Eleazar Mulford of Chemung co., N. Y.
iii. Buel, b. Mar. 12, 1789; d. unmarried.
iv. Mary (Polly), b. Mar. 10, 1791; m. William Merritt; lived near Nelsonville, N. Y.
v. Joseph, b. Mar. 4, 1793; d. Apr., 1831; m. (1) his cousin Zipporah Stephens; m. (2) Anna Maria Mansfield. Children by first wife: 1. Willard Stephens6, who had Mahala and Olive. 2. Stephen Lee. 3. Jerome Bonaparte, who had Willard. 4. Jane Smith, m. – Crouse; lived in Upper Sandusky, O.; had Willard. Children by second wife: 5. Zipporah Maria, m. (1) T. M. Reese, and had Roland B., Joseph L., and Franklin B.; m. (2) H. P. Woods, and had Dora, Belle, Mira Bowers, Virginia, Charles and Jennie. 6. Elvira Vanlorn, m. – Smith; no children. 7. Elmira Vanora (twin), m. in 1849, Rev. J. W. Kidd of Ferris, Ill.; seven children. 8. Joseph Thomas Wilkinson, physician at Forest, O.; had Emma Violet, who ma. – Reese, and d., and Luella, who m. – Smith, and d.
vi. Erastus, b. Mar. 16, 1795; m. Clarissa Campbell; had Harriet6, who m. – Rowley, William, and Horace, both of whom d. unmarried (?).
vii. Jacob, b. Jan. 10, 1797; no children.
viii. John, b. May 15, 1799; m. Mary Bentley; had 1. Nancy M.6, b. Apr., 1820; m. (1) E. D. Stockton of N. Y.; m. (2) Thomas J. Mills of Hartford City, Ind. 2. Thomas, b. June 15, 1823; m. Elizabeth Mills, Mar. 31, 1846; had Thomas J., James B., a dau. Who m. Wm. Clapper, Meda, who m. Samuel Gettys, a dau. In Leadville, Col., a dau. Who m. R. F. Vantilberg, and a dual Muroel, who d. unmarried. 3. A dau., b. Sept. 5, 1830.
ix. Sarah, b. Mar. 23, 1801; m. Thomas Harris; had Warren, who had William.
13. John4 Lillibridge (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1)
14. Hannah4 Lillibridge (David3, Benjamin2, Thomas1)
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15. Clark4 Lillibridge (David3, Benjamin2, Thomas1)
16. Amos4 Lillibridge (David3, Benjamin2, Thomas1)
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Trinity Church in Newport, Rhode Island. A History of the Fabric
by Norman Morrison Isham 1936

In the text it is apparent that there are no sketches of the original building. There is a lengthy discussion about when it was built (about 1700 - give or take a year), etc. On page 6 "We know the old church had thirty-five pews, in addition to eight in the gallery."
Suggested Plan of First Trinity Church
The scan is from page 9 showing a "Suggested Plan" of the church. The fact that names were entered is the reason for including this. Lillibridge is written in number 8 at the top right. The text following this is:

"In Figure I is a conjectural restoration of the plan of the original Trinity Church. This drawing assumes a resemblance to the St. Paul's Narragansett and to King's Chapel, both of which have a curious likeness to St. Mildred's, Bread Street, London, built in 1681, said to be the least altered of [Sir Christopher] Wren's City Churches."



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