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Samuel FitzRandolph of Woodbridge and a pirate story
Posted by: Doug Wilson (ID *****8445) Date: January 09, 2011 at 12:42:36
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I am pleased to offer a tale of treasure and piracy that involves the FitzRandolph and Jackson families of Woodbridge NJ - Pieces-of-Eight. While a bit aside from the usual family research, I find that when genealogy meets history the tale can be both informative and fun.

In this story, a young stepson of James Jackson of Woodbridge by his 2nd wife, Mary FitzRandolph, finds himself ensnarled in piracy in the Carolinas at a time when the family seems to be in dire straits financially. The events are well publicized at the time and are a major basis for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

The research also provides us with a few enlightening pieces of genealogical interest to this family. This story provides info on Mary FitzRandolph, 2nd wife to James Jackson. It describes in detail their relation to the FitzRandolph's of Middlesex County and an adventure her young son, Joseph, has aboard Samuel FitzRandolph's sloop, Mary.

I hope you find the tale to be an enlightening and entertaining diversion from the usual. It is published at http://dougwilson.com/family/feature/treasure.asp.

Enjoy!
Doug Wilson


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