802. Peter Dirck KEYSER
"...Dirk Keyser, was the first Mennonite minister in Germantown, PA." -- from a letter from Charlotte Moore (MOOREC@wentworth.edu.on.ca) to Bev Qualheim on 13 Apr 1999
824. Benjamin SMITH
served in N.J. militia and was a Justice of the Peace.
civil offices and was, at one time; Justice. He adhered to the Quakersand was an "Overseer" at the Friends Meetings. He
served in Capt. JohnMoore's 3rd Company of Col. Farmar's Regiment of New Jersey Militia in1715.
Abraham, daughters Esther, Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth and beloved brothersJohn and Abraham Shotwell.
828. Joseph ROY
Joseph Roy was born about the year 1686. His first known residence was the Isle of Jersey in 1712 when a son, John was born there to he
and his wife, Ann. He was possibly of Scotch or French Huguenot descent. The Roy family embarked in the year 1712 from the Isle of
Jersey and arrived at Boston, Massachusetts.
Joseph Roy was taxed in Milton, 9 Sept 1714 for 4s. 5d. On 26 Sept 1715 he was on the tax list for the "East End of the Town" and taxed
for 5s., but was not taxed for housing, land, and stock. He appeared on a tax list of 27 Dec 1715 for 2s. 1d. to "defray town charges."
Sometime before 10 Sept 1716 he perhaps purchased property as his name appears on a tax list for 5s. personal and 1s. for house and
lands, zero valuation for livestock, for the "use of the Provence." The indexed land records of 1639-1799 for Suffolk County, Massachusetts
contain no reference to any Roys as grantors or grantees. He appears on a tax list of 18 Dec 1716 for 3s. to "defray town charges" and
again 18 Sept 1717 for 5s. personal and 11d. for house and lands. His name appears on a tax list of 2 Dec 1717 for 8s. 1d. "to pay setled
minister in said Milton his solery (salary) for the year 1717." On the 9 Sept 1718 he appears on a tax list for 7s. 3d. and on 12 Sept 1718
for 7s. 9d. "to pay setled minister his solery for the year 1718." On 15 Sept 1718 he was taxed 8d. "for the use of the County." Little else is
known of Joseph and Ann Roy while in Milton. He evidently was involved in some industry other than agriculture, since he was not taxed for
About 1722 Joseph, Ann, and family removed to Middlesex County, New Jersey, perhaps at or near Woodbridge as son John had children
born there. Their deaths are recorded in the above mentioned book. "Ann Roy Tho Wife of Jofeph Roy My Kind and Lovinge Mother
Departed This Life the twenty fifth Day of September in the year one Thoufand Seven Hundred and thirty and four. Jofeph Roy My to Be
Honnored Father Departed This Life the fourth Day of June one Thoufand Seven Hundred and Thirty eight in the fifty Second year of his
Age." The location or existance of the book Christ and His Church is unknown.
The records were variously transcribed by Roy descendants and a copy made in 1891 by George Watson Roy of Fredon, New Jersey who
was visited by Rev. Dr. Joseph Edwin Roy and his wife of Chicago, Illinois. Joseph Edwin Roy acquired the book from Mrs. Sarah Dayton
in March 1877 on a visit to Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Sarah Dayton was the wife of Joel Dayton and the book had been given to her by
Catherine Ann Dayton, her sister in law. Catherine Ann Dayton was daughter of Margaret Roy Dayton who was a daughter of Joseph and
Lucretia Perrine Dayton, Joseph being a son of John and grandson of Joseph. Joseph Edwin Roy joined the Huguenot Society of America,
believing the Roy family to be French Huguenots. Papers with his application state "the book contains on fly leaves the pedigree for the first
Joseph, the first John and the second Joseph." The book was in the possession of Joseph Edwin Roy as late as 1898 and probably later. In
his book entitled Memorial of the One Hundredth Birthday of John Roy he declared the book would descend to his son, Joseph Henry Roy.
George Watson Roy copied the following from the title page in 1891 and the information contained within the book.
Chrift and His Church: Chriftianity Explained, Under Feven Evangelical and Ecclefiaftical Heads by Ed Hyde, Dr. of Divinity, fometimes
fellow of Trinity Colledge in Cambridge, and late Rector Refident of Brightwell in Berks. Printed by R. W. for Rich Davis in Oxford 1658.