If anyone has information regarding the ancestry of Robert DENNIS [Sr.] or any other information about him or his wife Mary, please contact me.

(1) Robert DENNIS [Sr.], b. roughly about 1609-1613 probably in England or Scotland, d. about Sep 1697-98 probably in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ; m., probably in England, to Mary ____ (possibly JACKSON?); they resided in Yarmouth, MA, and later in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ; their children:

[#2]    i. John [Sr.], b. about 1634-43, d. 8 May 1689, m. Sara BLOOMFIELD; 
       ii. Samuel, b. about 1646, d. 1715, m. 1st Sarah MOORE, m. 2nd Mary (LOTHROP) CROWELL; 
      iii. Robert [Jr.], b. 1647, d. 5 Jun 1691, m. Sarah HOWLAND; 
       iv. Mary, b. 19 Sep 1649; 
        v. Charles, b. about 1650, d. 9 Feb 1698, m. Mary ____; 
       vi. Jonathan, b. about 1652, d. 31 May 1720, m. Rachel MOORE; 
      vii. Elizabeth, b. about 1655, m. Thomas BLOOMFIELD Jr.; 
     viii. Joseph, b. about 1658, d. about 1700; 
       ix. Thomas, b. about 1660, m. ?Mary BEAMSLEY?; 
        x. Hannah, b. about 1662, m. Thomas COLLIER. 

(2) John DENNIS [Sr.], b. roughly about 1638-43 probably in Yarmouth, MA, d. 8 May 1689 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ; m., 18 Dec 1668 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, to Sarah BLOOMFIELD (b. 30 Dec 1643, d. 5 May 1689; daughter of Thomas & Mary BLOOMFIELD); they resided in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ; their children:

        i. John [Jr.], b. 9 Sep 1669, d. 27 Mar 1703, m. Rachel HULL; 
       ii. Samuel, b. about 1670, d. 10 Jun 1708; 
      iii. Maria "Mary", b. 7 Dec 1671, d. Oct 1689; 
[#3]   iv. Sarah, b. 18 Jul 1673, d. 22 Nov 1732, m. Benjamin FITZRANDOLPH; 
        v. Elizabeth, b. 14 Feb 1675, m. John MANNING. 

(3) Sarah DENNIS, b. 18 Jul 1673 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ, d. 22 Nov 1732 in Princeton Twsp., Middlesex Co., NJ; m., 1 Jul 1689 in Middlesex Co., NJ, to Benjamin FITZRANDOLPH (b. about 1663, d. 5 Oct 1746).

Continued on my FITZRANDOLPH Family Page


  1. Best, Paulette. Robert Dennis, Web page: http://www.jps.net/pjamway/dennis.html , 1999.

  2. Dally, Joseph W. "[Dennis data from town records]". Woodbridge and Vicinity. The Story of a New Jersey Township, Hunterdon House, Madison, NJ, 1967, pages 325-327.

  3. Dally, Joseph W. Vital Records of Woodbridge, New Jersey, Hunterdon House, Lambertville, NJ, 1983, pages 15-17.

  4. "Dennis Family". In: "Jersey Genealogy". Newark Evening News, 19 September 1914.

  5. Davis, Marie R., & Lundberg, Myrtle D. "Robert Dennis". The Family of Robert Dennis and Sarah Howland, Portland, OR, 1969, page 1.

  6. Dennis, John. "[Abstract of his intestate probate, 3 June 1689]". New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, pages 134-135.

  7. Dennis, Wayne. Written communication, 26 September 1995.

  8. Hornor, William S.. "Dennis, ... Families". This Old Monmouth of Ours, Moreau Brothers, Freehold, NJ, 1932, pages 387-390.

  9. Monnette, Orra E.. "The Dennis Family". First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, Olde East New Jersey, Los Angeles, CA, part 5, 1933, pages 741-745.

  10. Myers, Patty B. "Sarah Bloomfield". Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman, With Related Families, Penobscot Press, Camden, ME, 1995, page 535.

  11. Rhoades, Nelson O. "Dennis". Colonial Families of the United States of America, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD, 1966, page 198.

  12. Roberts, Clarence V. "Dennis Family". Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD, 1975, pages 97-106.



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