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Joseph Ludlam

Male 1675 - 1761  (85 years)


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  • Name Joseph Ludlam  [1
    Born 17 Jul 1675  Southampton, Long Island Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1761  Cumberland County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • FROM: Early History of Cape May County

      Dennisville was settled upon the south side of the creek, in or about 1726, by Anthony Ludlam, and some few years afterwards the north side by his brother Joseph, both being sons of Joseph Ludlam, of Ludlam's Run, sea-side.


      SOURCE: Vol. 1 Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey, New York, Lewis Publishing Co. 1900, republished 1983

      (This covers some of the ancestors and descendents of Christopher Ludlam)

      BIOGRAPHY: JESSEE D. LUDLAM The Ludlam family, of which there are many descendants in New Jersey, originated in Yorkshire England, and for more than two centuries representatives of the name have found homes in Cape May County, where they have been actively connected with the business interests which have led to the substantial development and permanent improvement of this section of the state.

      It was Anthony Ludlam who left his home in Yorkshire and braved the dangers incident to an ocean voyage at that early period of Navigation in order to secure a home in the New World. He located at Southampton, Long Island, in 1640, and in 1692 his son Joseph came to Cape May County. He had four sons, Anthony (2nd), Joseph, Isaac and Jeremiah, from whom all the Ludlams in the county have descended. Joseph Ludlam, in 1719, purchased land at Ludlam's Run and Ludlam's Beach, and was engaged in farming, stock-raising and whale fishing. His land comprised al the tract known as Dennis' Neck, formerly call Cedar swamp, lying between Dennis and Sluice creeks. It consisted of five hundred acres, for which he paid one hundred and sixty-three pounds in English money. This property he subsequently divided between his sons, Anthony and Jeremiah, the latter becoming the owner of the northern portion, the former of the southern tract. Anthony Ludlam later divided his property at Dennis' Neck between his sons, Anthony, Reuben and Providence, and also bequeathed a sawmill to the last named. Anthony Ludlam, Sr., took up his residence at Dennisville upon the south side of the creek in 1726, and a few years later his brother Joseph took up his abode on the north side of the stream.




      Source: Ludlam Family of England, New York, New Jersey and VA compiled by Richard Ludlam Nicholas

      1. Joseph acquired 500 acres in "Upper Middle Seaside, New Jersey

      2. He entered his earmark in Cape May County, New Jersey on May 13, 1696/97.

      3. John Townsend sought aid from Joseph Ludlam and Christopher Leaming to construct his home in 1690. Joseph had a team of oxen and convince local Kechemaches (Lenni Lenape) Indians to help.

      4. Some controversy over date of arrival in Cape May, New Jersey, but 1692 is as good a possibility as any other.

      5. Possible reasons to move to new land were good and cheap land, no taxes, lucrative whaling business and religion. Ludlams and Townsends were Quaker sympathizers.

      6. Implications are that Joseph was a cattleman since he promptly registered his earmark (cattle brand)

      7. Purchased 150 acres in South Dennis from Joseph or John Stillwell in 1703.

      8. Purchased a coastal barrier island to be called "Ludlam Beach" in 1703 (or 1719); presently called Strathmere and Sea Isle City.

      9. Purchased 500 acres on Dennis Creek in 1719/1720 from Colonel Jacob Spicer for 163 pounds.

      10. Description of Ludlam's land was given by Conklin Mann: "Joseph Ludlam's first purchase lay at Ludlam's River, 20 miles northeast of Cape May Point. His home lay on what is now the dividing line between Upper and Dennis Townships, but was then merely in the Northern Precinct. About 1719 he purchased Ludlam's Beach and stocked it with cattle, the descendants of which were there as late as 1873."

      11. Joseph married Elizabeth Ryder of Hashamomack, Southold, Long Island.

      12. Joseph and Elizabeth had four sons and four daughters.

      13. Joseph divided up much of his estate before he died.

      14. He left considerable property to his grandson, Joseph Ludlam III, including Ludlam Beach.

      15. Remnants of his estate were valued at 267 pounds and it would appear he was a man of considerable wealth when you include his land.

      16. Other migrants from New England and Long Island established a prosperous community including the LUDLAMS, CORSONS, CRESSES, LEAMINGS, TOWNSENDS, SWAINS, etc.[lharmon]


      JOSEPH LUDLAM

      Birth: 17 JUL 1675 in Southampton, LI, NY
      Death: FEB 1761 in Cumberland County, New Jersey

      REFERENCE: Millville Historical Society, 200 E. Main St., M illville, New Jersey 08332.

      Father: ANTHONY LUDLAM b: 1631 in Matlock, Derbyshire, Engl and
      Mother: SARAH COOKE b: 1649 in Matlock, Derbyshire, England

      Marriage: Elizabeth RYDER
      b: 17 JUL 1675 in Southampton, LI, NY
      Married: 1695 in Suffolk County, New York

      Children:

      Phoebe LUDLAM b: 1709

      Abigail LUDLAM b: ABT. 1698 in Dennisville, Cape May Count y, New Jersey

      ANTHONY LUDLAM b: 20 DEC 1700 in Cape May County, New Jers ey

      Isaac LUDLAM b: 1702 in Cape May, New Jersey

      ELIZABETH LUDLAM b: ABT. 1704 in Cape May, New Jersey

      Joseph LUDLAM b: 1706 in Cape May, New Jersey

      Jeremiah LUDLAM b: 1709 in Cape May, New Jersey

      Phoebe LUDLAM b: 1710 in Cape May, New Jersey

      Sarah LUDLAM b: 1713 in Cape May, New Jersey

      Buelah LUDLAM b: ABT. 1715 in Cape May, New Jersey

      Source: Harvey G. Tomlin, Tomlin Family Genealogy, Rootswe b.com

      ****

      Source: Ludlam Family of England, New York, New Jersey an d VA compiled by Richard Ludlam Nicholas

      1. Joseph acquired 500 acres in "Upper Middle Seaside, Ne w Jersey

      2. He entered his earmark in Cape May County, New Jersey o n May 13, 1696/97.

      3. John Townsend sought aid from Joseph Ludlam and Christo pher Leaming to construct his home in 1690. Joseph had a t eam of oxen and convince local Kechemaches (Lenni Lenape) I ndians to help.

      4. Some controversy over date of arrival in Cape May, Ne w Jersey, but 1692 is as good a possibility as any other.

      5. Possible reasons to move to new land were good and chea p land, no taxes, lucrative whaling business and religion . Ludlams and Townsends were Quaker sympathizers.

      6. Implications are that Joseph was a cattleman since he p romptly registered his earmark (cattle brand)

      7. Purchased 150 acres in South Dennis from Joseph or Joh n Stillwell in 1703.

      8. Purchased a coastal barrier island to be called "Ludla m Beach" in 1703 (or 1719); presently called Strathmere an d Sea Isle City.

      9. Purchased 500 acres on Dennis Creek in 1719/1720 from C olonel Jacob Spicer for 163 pounds.

      10. Description of Ludlam's land was given by Conklin Mann : "Joseph Ludlam's first purchase lay at Ludlam's River, 2 0 miles northeast of Cape May Point. His home lay on wha t is now the dividing line between Upper and Dennis Townshi ps, but was then merely in the Northern Precinct. About 17 19 he purchased Ludlam's Beach and stocked it with cattle , the descendants of which were there as late as 1873."

      11. Joseph married Elizabeth Ryder of Hashamomack, Southol d, Long Island.

      12. Joseph and Elizabeth had four sons and four daughters.

      13. Joseph divided up much of his estate before he died.

      14. He left considerable property to his grandson, Joseph Ludlam III, including Ludlam Beach.

      15. Remnants of his estate were valued at 267 pounds and i t would appear he was a man of considerable wealth when yo u include his land.

      16. Other migrants from New England and Long Island establ ished a prosperous community including the LUDLAMS, CORSONS , CRESSES, LEAMINGS, TOWNSENDS, SWAINS, etc.


      ***[hgt]

      REF: Millville Historical Society, 200 E. Main St., Millville, New Jersey 08332.
    Person ID I01551  Ryder
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2017 

    Family Elizabeth Ryder,   b. Abt 1675, Southampton, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1753, Upper Twp., Cape May County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 1695  Suffolk County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • [lharmon]

      Reference Number:26194
    Children 
     1. Phebe Ludlam  [natural]
     2. Abigail Ludlam,   b. Abt 1698, Dennisville, Cape May County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 3 Jan 1760  (Age ~ 62 years)  [natural]
     3. Anthony Ludlam,   b. Abt 1699, Cape May County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Jul 1737, Will Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)  [natural]
     4. Isaac Ludlam,   b. 1702, Cape May, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Wilmington, New Brunswick County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     5. Isaac Ludlum,   b. Between 1702 and 1704, Ludlam Plantation, , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Oct 1769, , Brunswick County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth Ludlam,   b. Abt 1704, Cape May, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761  (Age ~ 58 years)  [natural]
     7. Joseph Ludlam,   b. 1706, Cape May, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1753, Cape May Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
     8. Jeremiah Ludlam,   b. 1709, Cape May Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1777  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     9. Phoebe Ludlum,   b. Between 1709 and 1710, Ludlam Plantation, , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1766  (Age ~ 57 years)  [natural]
     10. Phoebe Ludlam,   b. 1710, Cape May, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1766  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     11. Sarah Ludlam,   b. 1713, Cape May, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1732  (Age 19 years)  [natural]
     12. Buelah Ludlam,   b. Abt 1715, Cape May, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     13. Elizabeth Ludlam,   b. 1716, Cape May, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761  (Age > 46 years)  [natural]
     14. Anthony Ludlam,   b. 1734, Cape May County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1777  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F0460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S003617] Tomlin Family Genealogy, Harvey G. Tomlin, (GEDCOM file posted to Internet 7 November 2002; downloaded from Internet 21 November 2002).


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