57. John LEONARD was born (date unknown). He lived in Upper Freehold, Middletown, Monmouth County. He was a noted loyalist during the Revolution and removed to Canada after the war with his two sons, John and Thomas. Thomas was a lieutenant and later captain in the New Jersey Loyalist Battalion. The records regarding his sons remain to be discovered.
In 1759, John inherited from his uncle Thomas Leonard 640 acres of land on the northwest branch of the Cape Fear River near a place called Brumfiton.
John and Deborah may have had a son Thomas of Crosswicks, since Thomas Leonard of Princeton who died in 1759 bequeathed to Thomas Leonard of Crosswicks, my nephew, the house and lot in Kingstown where Martha Hide lives. [New Jersey Archives, 1st series, Vol. 32, Calendar of Wills, 1751-60, 3:196-197]
John LEONARD and Magdalen RITCHIE had the following children: