William Matlack1

M, #1581, b. 1647, d. 1736
  • Birth*: 1647; England1
  • Marriage*: 7 March 1681/82; Principal:Mary Hancock2
  • Death*: 1736; Burlington Co., New Jersey; "We have no evidence of when he died. The family tradition is that his death occurred in his 90th or 91st year and that he was born in 1647. He must have lived until 1736 or 1737. We have no will [nor administration]."3
  • Burial*: Gravesite of William & Mary & son Richard is in a subdivision of houses:
    Present location of the gravesite is between two houses (533 and 537) on Balsam Rd. in the Eagle Oaks residential development in the Woodcrest section of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. per
    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~szmatlok/matlackgrave.htm & http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~szmatlok/matlackgrave2.htm
Last Edited: 27 Mar 2012

Family:

Mary Hancock d. 20 Jan 1728/29

Children:

Notes

  • Immigration*: 1677; New Jersey
  • Note*: Quoting Col. Timothy Matlack paper contained in Dr. Asa Matlack Stackhouse's printed address:
    "William Matlack came to America in the year 1677 (14th of 6th month) from Cropwell Bishop in Nottinghamshire in the ship ""Kent"", Captain Gregory Marley...to Chester on Delaware...and that Wm Matlack being a carpenter by trade built the first and second house in the City of Burlington...he married Mary Hancock who came with her brother Timothy Hancock in the ship Paradise Captain Evels in the 7th of March 1681...He settled on the South Side of Pimsauking Creek in the township of Chester in the County of Burlington..."4
  • Note: "He came as a servant to Dr. Daniel Wells in 1677, the articles of indenture having been made out probably in the year 1676 as the period of service was generally for the space of four years. These having expired in 1680, he entered into a like period with Thomas Olive and upon their expiration in 1684, Olive conveyed him the 100 acres for the consideration noted."5
  • Note: A William Matlack from Cropwell, Bishop Nottinghampshire, Eng. arrived 1677 on the "Kent", m. abt 1682 Mary Hancock, settled in Burlington N.J., also purchased land for sons in Waterford Twp./ Gloucester Co. William Matlack and Rachel had a son George.6
  • Note: Additional biographies can be found in:

    1) "Col. Timothy Matlack; Patriot and Soldier" by A. M. Stackhouse, 1910, pp 1-3.
    2) Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey, by Francis Bazley Lee, Vol II, 1910. pp. 505-506.
    3) Cyclopedia of New Jersey Biography, Vol I, 1923. pp 76-77.
    4) Memorial Cyclopedia of New Jersey, Vol IV, 1921. p. 236-240.
  • Note: No wills for William & Mary.
    Wills of children:
    1 John, NJA 33:276. 1765 Glou Co. Many names, no siblings. 2 plantations.
    2 George, NJA 30:326. 1739 Burl. Co. Names brother John.
    3 William, NJA 23:311. 1730 Burl. Co. Names brothers John & Timothy
    4 Mary - will not looked for. after 1758 Mary Morgan
    5 Richard, NJA 34:340. 1774 Glou Co. No siblings named. Much land.
    6 Timothy, not found by compiler
    7 Jane, not found as Irwin in NJA vol 30 & 32
    8 Joseph - will not looked for. 1771 Chester Co Pa.
    9 Sarah - will not looked for. abt 1774 Burl Co. Sarah Haines7

Citations

  1. [S238] 'John P Dornan Collection', section on Matlack family, descendents of William. FHL microfilm 851,690., main doc., p. 1-6.
  2. [S27] Asa Matlack Stackhouse, 'Genealogical Notes of the Matlack Family with special reference to the descendents of Reuben & Elizabeth Matlack', (aka 'The Matlack Family'), written in 1895? .FHL 526,993, item 2.
  3. [S238] 'John P Dornan Collection', section on Matlack family, descendents of William. FHL microfilm 851,690., main doc., p. 4.
  4. [S238] 'John P Dornan Collection', section on Matlack family, descendents of William. FHL microfilm 851,690., main doc., p. 1-2.
  5. [S238] 'John P Dornan Collection', section on Matlack family, descendents of William. FHL microfilm 851,690., main doc., p. 3.
  6. [S295] Moorestown and Her Neighbors; Historical Sketches. by George DeCou. Harris & Partridge, Phil. 1929.
  7. [S101] Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the state of New Jersey. aka New Jersey Archives.
  8. [S28] Asa Matlack, 'Miscellaneous Notes Collected by Asa Matlack', transcribed by Asa Matlack Stackhouse. FHL 441,459, Item 2. [Notes: Asa Matlack lived 1783-1851. Manuscript includes in part: Old Coles Church register of deaths, p. 12-72; St Mary's Church burials, p. 73-119; Book 1 - William Matlack descendants; Book 8 - William Matlack descendants; Book 9 - Various families, including Whitall.], Book 1, p. 471, and Book 8, p. 773.