Third Generation

11. Judge Henry LEONARD14 was born about 1668 in MA. He died after 17 April 1739 at the age of 71 in Shrewsbury twp., Monmouth Co., NJ.15 On 4 Oct 1695 Henry received title for 170 acres at Colt's Neck,Monmouth County, from the proprietors of East New Jersey.

On 17 July 1700, "John Stewart high sheriff and Henry Leonard were assaulted on the path neer to the house of Alex'r Adam Beat and grievously wound the said persons tak there swords from the brak them and caryd them away and keept them" (William A. Whitehead, ed, Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, 1687-1703 (1881) 2:332-3; Edwin Slater & George Beekman, Old Times in Old Monmouth, Historical Reminiscences of Old Monmouth County, New Jersey, (1980), pp. 170-171.

On 25 Nov 1711 Henry was commissioned by Governor Hunter as High Sheriff of Monmouth. On 28 March 1717 Henry Leonard was one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace of Monmouth County.

On 3 June 1738 Gov. Burnet for King George II granted a charter for Christ Church in Shrewsbury. The patent of incorporation was to Henry Leonard, John Thockmorton, Thomas Morford, Jeremiah the rest of the inhabitants of the town of Shrewsbury and Middletown in communication with the Church of England.

He and Hannah Leonard witnessed will of John Reaves, Cape May 29 Dec 1714. Henry was 56 years old at the time.

Conflicting info on death -- alt. - December 20, 1739 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ.

His will dtd. 17 Apr 1730, witnessed 8 Feb 1734, proved 11 Feb 1739. (Lib. 3:317) He died in Shrewsbury. Will mentions wife Lydia, daughters Mary, Sarah, Susannah, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Parthenia Cook. Sons Henry, Samuel, and Thomas. Son Henry: land where testator lived, bounded by John Throckmorton, Edward Taylor, deceased whortleberry bog. If son Henry has no issue, then to son Thomas. Son Samuel, David Kelly: also part of old mill, alias 5 acre bogg mill and lands. Son Thomas: salt meadow at Mateetcuck, Red Brook mill. If son Henry has no male issue, then is son Thomas. If wife does not accept dowry of 25 pounds, testator's daughter, Elizabeth, to be excluded from share of residue of estate. Executors: Brother Samuel, brother-in-law Thomas Morford, and sons Samuel and Thomas. His brother, Samuel, declined to serve in July 1739.

Samuel's children Samuel, Thomas, Henry, and Sarah Tindall are mentioned in Samuel's brother Thomas' will, made in 1755, proved in 1759.

Judge Henry LEONARD and Sarah MORFORD were married in 1710 in Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Sarah MORFORD, daughter of Thomas MORFORD and Susannah , was born in 1687 in Monmouth Co., NJ. She died in 1723 at the age of 36 in Monmouth Co., NJ.

Judge Henry LEONARD and Sarah MORFORD had the following children:



Mary LEONARD was born in Probably Shrewsbury twp., Monmouth Co., NJ.



Susannah LEONARD.



Margaret LEONARD.






Parthenia LEONARD.






Mary LEONARD was born in Probably Shrewsbury twp., Monmouth Co., NJ.






Thomas LEONARD was born (date unknown). Bill Barton has this Thomas as the Thomas Leonard who married Hannah White in 1767, but it seems unlikely that Capt. Henry would have had a son born in the 1740's (Henry died in 1739) or even the 1730's.

This Thomas may have been named after his mother's father, Thomas Morford, and would have been born in the 1710 - 1715 time frame. Father's will implies that he is "of age" in 1739 when father dies and that he has male children while his brother Henry does not in 1739 ("if son Henry has no male issue, then to son Thomas" in will).

Judge Henry LEONARD and Lydia WALL were married after 1723 in Monmouth, Co., NJ. Lydia WALL, daughter of Jarrett WALL and Lydia , was born (date unknown).

Judge Henry LEONARD and Lydia WALL had the following children:



Elizabeth LEONARD.