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                        by Albert L. Stokes

        The Burlington County Historical Society has arranged with
the Genealogical Society of New Jersey to have all their Bible records
photocopied and filed in the Genealogical Society collections,
maintained at the Rutgers University Library, to the mutal benefit
of both organizations and all genealogists.  Their foresight in this
matter is most commendable.
        An interesting Bible owned by the Burlington County Historical
Society is that of the Matlock family, printed in 1761.  This excellent
record begins with Mary Matlock (so spelled in the record) who died
Jan. 2, 1728/9, aged 62 years.  Her husband was William Matlock but
his vital statistics do not appear in the record.  Compilations of
the late John P. Dornan indicate that William came to Burlington in
1677, a native of Cropwell Bishop in Nottinghamshire, and that his
wife was Mary Hancock from Brayles, Warwickshire;  also that they were
married March 7, 1681.  Those interested should consult the large
amount of data on this family assembled by John P. Dornan, part of
the Genealogical Society collection available at the Rutgers
University Library.
        The record continues with William Matlock (1690-1730) of
Chester Township, Burlington County, whose wife was Ann Antrum
(1691-1732/3).  (See also N.J.A. wills 1:15, 311 and 11:326.)
        Rebeckah Matlock (b. 1714) mar. ? 22, 1737, John Bishop
(1713-1761) Northampton, Burlington County, NJ.  N.J.A. wills,
IV:43 and N.J.A. XXII:25.
        Sarah Bishop (b. 1747) married Joseph Gaskill (1743-1798)
of Northampton, Burlington County.  (See N.J.A. wills, IX:137.)
Their daughter Sarah married William Troth.
        It should be noted that the pages of Gaskill and Bishop
data may have been inserted from another Bible as they were slightly
smaller.  The page of Bishop data is in poor condition, indeed
very difficult to read.  Close examination reveals a part of Bishop
data missing.  The leaf bearing Matlock data has lost a portion of its
? and some writing.

Mary Matlock wife of William Matlock Departed this life the 2nd. of
    11th mo. 1728.9 aged 62 year


                William Matlock (1690-1730) family

William Matlock Son of William & Mary Matlock was born the 2nd of
    12 mo. 1690
Ann Matlock my wife Daughter of John & Frances Antrum was born
    9th mo. 1691
Rebeckah Matlock Daughter of William & Ann Matlock [was born]
    16th of ye 8th mo. 1714 between 3 & 4 in ye morn.
Jeremiah Matlock the Son of William & Ann Matlock was born the 4th
    the 3rd mo. 1716 between 8 & 9 at night.
Rachel Matlock Daughter of William & Ann Matlock was born the 7th
    ye 8th mo. 1718 between 10 & 11 at night
[Lea]h Matlock daughter of W. & Ann Matlock was born [the] 29th of ye
    8th mo. 1720 & Departed this life the --th of ye 2nd mo. 1731
    aged ten years & 6 months [Dornan says she died 2-28-1731]
[A]nn Matlock daughter of W. & Ann Matlock was born [the] 20th of ye
    12 mo. 1722.3 and Departed this life the 26 of ye 7th [month]
    1728 aged about 5 years 7 months & 15 days
William Matlock son of W. & Ann Matlock was born [the] 31st day of
    ye 6 month 1725
James Matlock Son of W. & Ann Matlock was born [the] 13 of ye 6 mo.
    1728 and departed this life the 24th of ye [----] aged about 5
    months & seven days
Mary Matlock the daughter of William & Ann Matlock was born the Sixth
    Day of ye 6 mo. 1730
William Matlock Son of William & Mary Matlock Departed this Life the
    25th of ye 8th mo. 1730 aged 40 years & nine months
Ann Matlock wife of Will Matlock Departed this life about the middle
    of ye 12th mo. 1732.3 aged 40 years 9 months

                        John Bishop family

John Bishop son of Thomas & [--- Bi]shop was born [the] 11 of
    the 4th mo. 1713 and Departed this Life the 24th Day of ye 1st mo.
    1761 aged of 47 years 13 days
Ruth Bishop Daughter of John & Rebeckah Bishop was born the 17th of
    ye 7th mo. 1740
William Bishop son of John & Rebeckah Bishop was born the 22nd Day of
    the 3rd mo. 1742
Ann Bishop daughter of John & Rebeckah Bishop was born the 12th of ye
    5th month 1744
Sarah Bishop Daughter of John & Rebeckah Bishop was born the 18th Day
    of the 5th month 1744
John Bishop Son of John & Rebeckah Bishop was born the 28th of ye 9th
    mo. 1749
Rebeckah Bishop daughter of John & Rebeckah Bishop was born the 16th
    of the 5th mo. 1752 and Departed this life the 2nd of the 10th mo.
    1752
Hannah Bishop Daughter of John & Rebeckah Bishop was born the 28th
    of the 3rd 1754 and Departed this life ye 11th of ye 9th 1760

                        Joseph Gaskill family

Joseph Gaskill departed this life May the twenty fourth seventeen hundred
    and ninety eight aged 55 years 4 months 3 days
Sarah Haines daughter of Joseph Gaskill and Sarah his wife departed this
    life November Ninth eighteen hundred sixteen aged 46 years 7 months
    2 weeks 2 days
Hannah Gaskill daughter of Joseph Gaskill & Sarah his wife departed this
    life July 16 1819 aged 26 years 4 months 10 days
Mary Gaskill daughter of Joseph Gaskill & Sarah his wife departed this
    life August 16 1821 aged 39 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days