Husband: Bryan Lefferty, Esq (1 2)
Born: about 1705 in of Somerset County, New Jersey (3)
Married:
Died: 1769 in Lamington, New Jersey (4)
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Wife: Mary (5)
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Children
01 (F): Priscilla Lafferty
Born: about 1729 (6)
Died: 10 Jun 1785 in Somerset Co., NJ (7)
Spouses: William Stewart
02 (M): Brian Lefferty (8 9)
Born: 1736
Died: 1787
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03 (F): Catharine Lefferty
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04 (M): John Lefferty (10)
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05 (F): Ruth Lefferty (11)
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Additional Information

Bryan Lefferty, Esq:

Buried: Lamington, New Jersey

(02) Brian Lefferty:

Notes:

Bryan Lefferty Jr (1736-1787), Priscilla’s brother, was a witness and executor of the will of William McDonald. (you mentioned in your notes: “who is William McDonald?). This is found in the Abstracts of New Jersey Wills on Ancestry.com.

Footnotes
  1. Joyce Condon-Warren Joyce Condon-Warren, RE: Condon, Stewart, Lafferty in Canada 1776 (Roots Web.com Message Board), Message Board.
    (3 Jan 2004)
  2. New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes from the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives (Newark, New Jersey:New Jersey Historical Society, 1916).

    "Bryan Lefferty, Esq., is mentioned in 1755 in the record of a road near Lamington, Somerset county. He subscribed, in 1756, œ1, 15s. toward the erection of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Pluckamin. In the same year he built his house, at Pluckamin, south of the village, north of Chambers's or Lefferty's brook, and east of the road running from Pluckamin to Somerville. He was appointed one of the Common Pleas Judges of Somerset County, March 19, 1759, and again in 1768. He loaned money, June 3, 1767, to Peter Eoff, innholder, of Pluckamin, on a mortgage on the latter's house. On July 20, 1769, administration was granted to "Mary Leferty, widow of Bryan Leferty Esq late of Somerset county deceased." His tombstone in the Lamington churchyard says he was 64 years old. His children probably were: 1. Bryan; 2. Priscilla, married William Steward, of Somerset County, April 11, 1748; 3. Catharine, married Asher Herriott, Jan. 6, 1755; 4. John, who removed to Sussex county; administration on his estate was granted to Moses Van Campen, July 14, 1781; 5. Ruth, said to have been one of the most beautiful and most wayward girls in the county; her son's half-brother, William McDonald, made a runaway match with a sister of Jennie McCrea, who was murdered by Indians near Fort Edward, during the Revolution. Bryan Lefferty, second, is said to have been a noted Tory in the Revolution. His prominence in the community is indicated by the fact that the War Office of the Continental Congress wrote, July 20, 1776, to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, suggesting "the propriety of Bryan Lefferty, Esquire, his residing in New Jersey, and to take his parole and security," whereupon the Provincial Congress "Ordered, That Mr. Lefferty do sign his parole as settled by Congress, and give security in the sum of one thousand Pounds, to depart hence to the house or the widow Lefferty, in the Township of Bedminster, Somerset County, and there to remain, or within a circle of four miles thereof, until he have leave to the contrary." After the war it would seem that he was still a Justice of the Peace as late as 1786, about which time he probably died, as in 1787 his property, 174 acres, is assessed to Mrs. Lefferty, the tax being $4, 15s., 8d. About 1800 the property passed into the hands of John Davenport, who came from Connecticut, and built a tannery on the place. The Lefferty house was torn down in 1879. The name is written Lafferty, Lefferty and Leferty in the records.--Hist. Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, 703, 711, 713; "Our Home,' Somerville, 1873, 481-6, Minutes of Provincial Congress, 1775-1776, 518; Records of Wills and of Marriages, in Secretary of State's Office, at Trenton. "

  3. Ibid.

    [article says, "His tombstone in the Lamington churchyard says he was 64 years old.]

  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ancestry.com, Macdonalds of Baleshare family tree.
  7. New Jersey Archives, VOL. XXXV; Abstracts of Wills Vol. VI.
  8. New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes from the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives (Newark, New Jersey:New Jersey Historical Society, 1916).
  9. Nancy Jordan, Email to Dianne Stevens dated 8 OCT 2015.

    Bryan Lefferty Jr (1736-1787), Priscilla’s brother, was a witness and executor of the will of William McDonald. (you mentioned in your notes: “who is William McDonald?). This is found in the Abstracts of New Jersey Wills on Ancestry.com.

  10. New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes from the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives (Newark, New Jersey:New Jersey Historical Society, 1916).
  11. Ibid.

    (Bryan Leferty's) children probably were . . . 5. Ruth, said to have been one of the most beautiful and most wayward girls in the county.

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