Thomas John Antrim


Personal and Family Information

Thomas was born on 30 NOV 1688 in Northampton, Burlington, NJ, the son of John Antram and Frances Butcher.

He died on 5 JAN 1732 in Springfield Township, Burlington, NJ.

His wife was Sarah Zelley, who he married on 2 MAY 1715 in Burlington Co. NJ. Their eight known children were Thomas Aden (1723-1812), Isaac (1716-1760), Martha (1718-1805), Mary (1720-1782), Daniel (1721-1819), Rachel (1724-?), John (1733-1819) and Sarah (1724-1813).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Thomas John Antrim


John Antram


Thomas Adom Antram


Thomas Antram


Elizabeth Focher


Jane Batter


Edmund Batter


Sarah Unknown


Frances Butcher


Gabriel Thomas Butcher


Rene Boutcher


Alice Tomson





Birth30 NOV 1688
Place: Northampton, Burlington, NJ
Death5 JAN 1732
Place: Springfield Township, Burlington, NJ




Note 1

According to E. Acklin, Thomas received 371 acres from his father 7 Apr 1718. He was constable for Springfield 1718, Freeholder 1723-1729, Overseer of Highways 1724, and a commissioner who laid out the road from Mt. Holly to Mansfield, N.J. 1726-1727.

From Records of the Burlington Monthly Meeting of Friends: "Thomas ye sonn of John & frances Antram was Borne 3th ninth mo of yeare 1686 witness Ann Bankhus, Lisea Hornor, Ann Butcher."

Thomas, of Springfield, Burlington County, New Jersey, left a will dated 24 Nov. 1732. To Isaac-At 21, 150 acres of land from Thomas' plantation that he purchased from his father, John Antram, when he reaches 21. Isaac to pay brother John £15, half when he reaches 21 and the rest in two years. This land had a new brick house on it and adjoined land of his brother Isaac, and Nathan Folwell. His wife- rooms in the brick house "to enjoy." Daniel- 8 acres purchased from Daniel Smith, and 81 acres of Thomas' plantation, known as "Barkers land" and adjoining Nathan Folwell's. Daniel also to pay John as above. Thomas-8 acres of meadow purchased from Josiah Smith and remainder of plantation including buildings thereon where Thomas now dwells. Also to pay John in the same manner. Martha- £10, Mary and Rachel- £10 apiece at 21. If any of three sons above dies before 21, portion to go to youngest son John, if daughters do not reach 21, money shared equally among survivors. Wife- use of land until sons severally reach 21. Sarah and Isaac Antram, executors.