John's wife, Elizabeth, died and was buried at Thakeham, Suffolk, on 30 August 1654.
He married second to Mary Marten, widow of Sir Richard Rogers and sister of Sir Henry Marten, on 5 May 1655 at St. Bride's Fleet Street in London, England. They had no children.
John Fenwick joined the Society of Friends and was a supporter of establishing a Quaker colony in America. He and Elizabeth joined the Friends in 1665,
John immigrated to New Jersey aboard the Griffin in 1673 and founded Fenwick's Colony at Salem, New Jersey.
John Fenwick, Esq., died between 7 August 1683 and 16 April 1684 (dates his will was made and proved).
The following chronology for John Fenwick was extracted from the database New Jersey Historical Society Manuscript Collection:
1649: February 11 - certificate of church membership (Quaker) to Major John Fenwick
1651: September 4 - Commission to Major John Fenwick to be Capt. of a troop of horse
1675: arrival of the ship Griffin in New Jersey, with John Fenwick, family and settlers
1675: November 17 - grant from the Indians to John Fenwick for first tract of land
1675: February 6 - grant from the Indians to John Fenwick for Little and Great Cohansey
1675/6: January 8 - Indians agree with John Fenwick to relinquish all claims for first land purchase
1676: March 2 - grant from the Indians to John Fenwick for lands along Salem Creek
1676: March 14 - grant from the Indians to John Fenwick for lands between Salem Creek and Cohansey
1678: August 27, August 31, February 7 - letters from John Fenwick to his wife Mary in London
1682: March 23 - William Penn signs his counterpart of deed from John Fenwick for lands in West Jersey
1684: April 13 - will of John Fenwick, one executor was Smith-68161
1684: April 13 - copy of an agreement between William and the executors of John Fenwick
↑ 1.001.011.021.031.041.051.061.071.081.091.10 Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011), vol. II, page 150, FENWICK 16.ii.
↑ 2.02.12.22.3 Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2013), vol. II, page 559.
Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011). See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2013). See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
A Sketch of the Life & Character of John Fenwick, online database, Google Books, John Clement, (Philadelphia, PA: Friends' Historical Association, 1875).
Shourds, Thomas. History and Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony, New Jersey. (Bridgetown, NJ: George F. Nixon, 1876), online at GoogleBooks, page 2.
Needs Development: This profile was reviewed against the Magna Carta Project's checklist and Magna Carta Ancestry citations were added in Jan 2020. Sources under "see also" still need to be checked/added as inline citations. ~ Thiessen-117 18 January 2020
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