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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Prudence Wainwright 1660 - 1716


Prudence was born about 1660, in Middletown Township, Monmouth, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America. Her parents were Thomas W Wainwright II and Alice Havens. Prudence was the first of two known children.

Childbirth
Prudence's mother assumed significant risks when she gave birth to her. At a time when the mothers around Prudence gave birth to anywhere between six and eight children, as many as 20%-30% of their babies died before age two. Many children who survived this dangerous life stage still succumbed to diseases like smallpox, influenza, or measles. A general lack of doctors along with the popular belief that it was indecent for a man to be present during childbirth meant that midwives performed the majority of in-home births, with no painkillers to assist the mother aside from alcohol. Another belief in Prudence's community stated that hard work made for easier labor; therefore women spun thread, wove clothing, and performed heavy lifting while pregnant.

Brother Nicholas Wainwright born, 1662
Prudence's brother, Nicholas, was born when Prudence was 2 years old.

Childhood
Prudence's society molded childhood around work and learning. Parents in Prudence's community often displayed modern ideas of harsh or abusive behavior, but, at the time, proved necessary to the family's survival. Generally, mothers breastfed their infants until about one year old, then graduating their child to adult beverages, such as beer. Girls as young as four worked alongside their mothers learning to cook, sew, and milk cows. At around eight years old, boys attended grammar schools for writing and arithmetic. Education for girls, however, placed second behind learning her household duties. Girls learned to spin, knit, and cook, while boys learned to use a gun, compass, and the axe.

Marries John Liming, 1680
In 1680, Prudence was 20 when she married John Liming who was 33 at the time. They were married in Middletown Township, Monmouth, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America.

Son John born, 1683
In 1683, Prudence's son, John, was born when Prudence was 23 years old. The family was living in Freehold Township, Monmouth, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America at the time.

Son William born, 1686
In 1686, Prudence's son, William, was born when Prudence was 26 years old. The family was living in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America at the time.

Son Thomas is born, 1689
John and Prudence youngest son, Thomas, is born in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

John Liming dies, 1696
When Prudence was 36, her husband John Liming passed away in Freehold Township, Monmouth, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America at the age of 49. They were married for 16 years. His date of death is based on the deed between Prudence and her father, in which Prudence is called a widow.

Thomas Wainright to Prudence Liming, 1697
Book D of Deeds Page 8, 9; Monmouth County Hall of Records, Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. A record of a Deed of Sale from Thomas Wainwright to Prudence Limming.

This indenture the fourteenth day of July in ye yeare of our Lord one Thousand six hundred ninety and seven, Between Thomas Wainwright of the Town of Shrewsbury in ye County of Monmouth and province of East New Jersey yeoman on ye one part and Prudence Limming of ye Town of Middletown in the County province aforesaid widdow on the other part: Witnesseth that ye said Thomas Wainwright and Alce his wife for and in consideration of ye sum of fourteen pounds current money of ye province aforesaid to them in hand paid by the said Pruddence Limming at or before ye ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where of ye said Thomas Wainwright do hereby acknowleidg and thereof and of and from every part and parcell thereof do fully clearly and absolutely acquitt, exonerate, and discharge ye said Prudence Limming her heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents; And he the said Thomas Wainwright and Alce his wife have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, infeoffed and confirmed and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfoeff and confirm unto ye said Prudence Limming her heirs and assigns forever: All that Tract of land scituate, lying and being in ye Town of Shrewsbury aforesaid, Begining where ye Pine brook runs into ye full brook, thence runing South up the said brook seventy chains to a white oak tree marked on three sides, thence running west fifteen chains, thence runing North to a chestnutt tree standing by a brook that runs to the Iron Works mark't on three sides thence by ye said brook, to the place where it began, bounded west by Thomas Wainwright, North by ye falls brook, East by ye Pine Brook and South by unsurveyed Land, also the fourth part of a peece of meadow that lyes up ye said pine meadow: Together with all and all manner of meadows, feeding, pastures, common of pasture woods, underwoods, trees, waters, water cources, ponds, pooles, pitts, easements, proffitts, commodities, fishing, fowlling, hawking, hunting, mines, mineralls, Royalties, franchizes and appurtenances whatsoever and all ye estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and Demand whatsoever of ye said Thomas Wainwright and Alce his wife in and unto the said premises, and every part and parcell thereof and ye revertion, and revertions, remainder and remainders of all and singular ye said premises, and every of their rights, members, and appurtenances: Together with all escipts, and writings touching or only concerning ye said premises unto ye said Prudence Liming her heirs and assigns forever, To have and to hold ye said tract of land and premises with their and every of their appurtenences unto ye said Prudence Limming, her heirs and assigns forever to ye only proper use, benefit and behoof of ye said Prudence Limming her heirs and assigns forever, and ye said Thomas Wainwright and Alce his wife do covenant, grant, promise and agree to and with the said Pruddence Limming her heirs and assigns, that he ye said Thomas Wainwright his heirs, executors and administrators forand during ye Term, Time and space of seven years now next ensuing, at and upon the resonable request, cost, and charges in ye law of ye said Prudence Limming her heirs and assigns make, do, and execute unto ye said Prudence Limming her heirs and assigns all such further and other reasonable acts and Things, conveyances and assurances in the Law whatsoever for the further and better assuring and sure makeing for ye said Tract of land and premises hereby granted unto ye said Prudence Limming her heirs and assigns as by her ye said Prudence Limming her heirs and assigns her or their councill learned in the law shall resonablely be devised, advised or required in manner and form following that is to say, that he ye said Thomas Wainwright and Alce his wife on ye Day or ye Date hereof is lawfully and absolutely seized of and in ye said Tract of land and premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby granted and every part and parcell thereof with ye appurtenances of a good, sure, lawfully, perfect and indefeezable estate of Inheritance in fee simple without any condition, Trust, power of revocation or limitation of any use or uses or any other restraint, matter or thing to alter, charge, chaing, incumber or hurt ye same estate, And hath or have in theselves full power, good right and lawfull authority to grant and convey ye said tract of land and premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto ye said Prudence Limming her heirs and assigns according to the true intent and meaning of these presents; And that ye said Tract of land and premises are free and discharged of and from all former or other titles, charges, mortgages, Dowers, intails and in cumberances whatsoever: The Propriator Quitt rents only excepted and reserved. In witness wherof ye above said Thomas Wainwright and Alce his wife hath hereunto sett their hands and fixed their seales this ye Day and yeare first above written and in ye Ninth Yeare of his Majesties raign William by ye grace of God King over England etc.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered and the consideration money owned to be
received in presence of the mark of
Catherine C. Brown
Andria Webley
Tho Webley

Thomas Wainwright
Alce Wainwright, her mark
July 15 anno Domini 1697
Thomas Wainwright and Alce his wife did acknowleidg ye within written instrument to be their acts and Deeds.

Thomas W Wainwright II dies, 1697
Prudence's father Thomas W Wainwright II passed away in Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America at the age of 50. Prudence was 37.

Alice Havens dies, after 1697
Prudence's mother Alice Havens Wainwright passed away in Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America after her husband exact date unknown.

Prudence dies, 1716
Prudence died when she was 56 years old in Middletown Township, Monmouth, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America.