Marmaduke was baptized 27 Nov 1663 in the parish of Crambe, Yorkshire, England, son of George Horsman of Whitwell. His parents' marriage record is also recorded in Crambe, "George Horsman and Frances Carlile, m. 25 Nov. 1662."
Marmaduke immigrated aged thirteen on the Martha, which sailed 17d 6m 1677. It's unknown whether his father died in England, on the voyage, or shortly after arrival. It's likely his mother Frances and sisters Susanna and Mary were also on the Martha, as Frances was the wife of Anthony Woodhouse when she had a daughter in 1680.
Marmaduke Horseman first appears in West New Jersey records when he was a witness in a case tried by the Burlington County Court in 1682. He appears in various records in both Burlington County and Monmouth County until his death in 1748 or 1749.
Marmaduke Horseman m. Abigail ___ say 1685, she bur Philadelphia 26d 2m 1713. All children are from his first marriage.
Children (birth order uncertain)
Marmaduke's will also names grandson Thomas Nowland, parents unknown.
Additional information on his children and descendants can be found in Armstrong's New Jersey Pioneers.
We know about the Martha only because Samuel Smith's 1765 history of New Jersey lists the heads of household aboard the boat, based on a memorandum by an unnamed passenger dated "45 years" after the ship's passage (so circa 1722?) Armstrong compared the printed work with Smith's manuscript at the New Jersey Historical Society and determined that those named were not necessarily heads of household at the time of immigration (and some of the names were servants at the time). Armstrong's article covers several other passengers, and should be used for profiles of other early New Jerseyans. Perhaps a category for the Martha should be created, as this is one of the few ship's lists for any early New Jerseyans.
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