Robert ENGLE (RIN: 2282) was born abt. 1660 in Milbourne, Cambridgeshire, England. He married Jane HORNE 04 June 1684 in Burlington, New Jersey. He died 04 April 1696 in Burlington, New Jersey. Jane HORNE (RIN: 2283), daughter of Edward HORNE and Elizabeth , was born abt. 1664. She died abt. 1725.
|1. John ENGLE (RIN: 2252), b. abt. 1686||See John ENGLE & Mary OGBORNE|
Notes for Robert ENGLE:
obert Engle, c.1660-1696, came in 1683 from Cambridgeshire, England and settled in Evesham, Burlington, NJ. He
married Jane Horne in 1684 and they had one son John. Robert died in 1696 and Jane remarried in 1703 Henry
Clifton of Philadelphia.
In his will Robert mentions his brothers Peter and Henry Nevell of Milbourn, in Cambridgeshire, old England.
(Perhaps they were married to his sisters?)
Robert owned 300 acres of land on the Rancocas or Mason's Creek in the Mt Laurel area called Ninivie Rauds (sp?)
Ancestors of the Haines, Sharp, etc. Families p 396
Book of survey in Trenton (states) "surveyed for Robert Engle one parcel of land 100 acres 1685 in Evesham NJ on
a brook that emptied into the Northampton River."
"Bought another piece in Bucks County from Thomas Phillips 100 acres for 40 schillings sold it for 5 pounds 1687."
Robert Engle, immigrant, came from Cambridgeshire, England, and settled in Evesham township, Burlington County,
NJ. He appears to have been a man of considerable enterprise and aquired a goodly estate in lands and other
Genealogical and Memorial History of NJ, Morristown Library, copied 7-93
Jane Horne, c.1664-1725, may have been the daughter of Edward Horne and Elizabeth (a minister) who brought a
certificate from Honham, Sussex County, England October 10, 1723.
Notes in Family History Book of Jean Engle Taylor, copied 1995
There is also a John Hornor noted as owning property adjoining Richard Stockton: Richard Stockton owned property
bought from Dr John Gordon, (now Princeton) bounded on the east by Washington road and the land of John
The Stockton Family of New Jersey
Engle, Ingle, Robert, of Evershem, Burlington Co; will of. Wife Joan. Son John, brethern - Peeter Nevell and Henry
Nevell of Millborn, Cambridgeshire, England. Plantation 150 acres. Personal property. John Day and John Sharp,
both of Burlington Co, executors. Witnesses - William Hasler?, Jonathan Eldredge, and Thomas Eves. Proved June
Burlington Records p. 27 Will Abstracts
Copied from Engle file, Rutgers Library.
Robert Engle, 1708-1774, and Rachel Venicomb, b.c.1710 were the first couple married in the Springfield, NJ
Meeting House, 17 May, 1728.
By the time of his death Robert Engle owned 740 acres.
In 1760 Engle's Mill was a grist mill on the Rancocas River.
In 1794 Robert Engle, b 1739, sold the mills inherited from his father, they became Darnell's Mills
Robert Engle, 1771-1838, was a millwright in Moorestown, NJ.
Note in Jean Engle Taylor Book of Origins:
Obadiah Engle, 1763-1843, and Patience Coles, 1771-1844, lived on a branch of the Rancocas 1 mile south of
Arthur Engle, was a farmer in Lumberton, NJ.
Two Scots, Robert Barclay and George Keith, were the early Quakers' moat logical, programmatic thinkers.
"Quakers and the American Family" by Barry Levy MT Lib 3/94
Robert Barclay Engle, 1834-1901, married in 1858, Jane Darnell, 1838-1922. When the use of middle names by
ordinary middle class people became common, Robert's middle name Barclay was probably chosen to honor the
early Quaker leader Robert Barclay.
Robert B. was a farmer in Mount Holly. He was also an astute businessman and he built and managed, with his wife
Jane, the Engleside Hotel in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island, NJ.
His son Robert Fry Engle may have been named for the well respected Quaker minister Elizabeth Fry, continuing this
David Darnell Engle, 1860-1932, married in 1885 Margaret Clothier.
Obituary Mount Holly Mirror
David Darnell Engle, a former resident of Mount Holly, elder son of the late Senator Robert B and Jane Darnell
Engle, died at his home following a stroke suffered about a week previously.
He was widely known and for many years enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most accomplished master
printers in the East.
After completion of his education at the Westtown Friends' boarding school he entered The (Mount Holly) Mirror
office to serve a four years' apprenticeship as a printer. This was in line with his bent for artistic printing, already
shown, which talent developed rapidly during his period of training.
Upon becoming a journeyman he went to Philadelphia and for a time was associated with the Times Printing
Company. Later he, with friends, organized the American Printing House which for years was recognized as one of
the leading printing establishments of the city. Subsequently he withdrew from active participation in the business,
going to Newark where he became superintendent of the Osborne Company, perhaps the most widely known printers
of calendars in the country. Later he became identified with the Colortype Company of New York and remained with
that company until about 10 years ago when he retired.
Since then he has been dividing his time between his home in Montclair and the Engleside Hotel, Beach Haven. He
was President of the Engleside Company but took no personal part in the management of the popular hotel, built by
his father nearly sixty years ago.
The deceased was an ardent fisherman and much of his spare time was devoted to making fine fishing rods for which
expert anglers were glad to pay high prices. . . . "
Obituary in the Camden Courier
"David Darnell Engle, known to expert anglers for the fishing rods he made, died Tuesday at his home, 181
Claremont Avenue in Montclair. He was 72 and had been ill several weeks. Mr Engle and a brother, Robert F. Engle
owned Hotel Engleside at Beach Haven. He is also survived by his widow and a daughter. As a young man Mr
Engle worked on a newspaper in Mt Holly. After many years with the American Colortype Co, of New York, he left
to devote himself entirely to the manufacture of fishing rods. He imported palma brava wood from South America,
sawed it himself and also performed the many delicate operations involved in the making of a fine rod (including
wrapping the rod with fine colored silks.) Starting with a few friends, he saw his clientele grow until he had more
orders than he could fill."
Obituary Montclair Times
" . . . Brought up on a farm in Burlington County, Mr Engle was a fisherman from boyhood. For him there was no
debating which was the more exciting -- brook, lake or deep sea fishing, being equally fond of all three forms of the
sport. Many years ago, dissatisfied with store rods, he experimented with his own designs, achieving the desired
balance and strength by using palma brava, a palm of the Philippines noted for its hardness.
At first he made the rods for himself and his friends, but as their excellence became well known, sportsmen asked
that he turn them out for their use. Ten years ago he built a workshop in the cellar of his home and devoted every
spare moment to his rods, each of which was wrapped in bright silk of unique pattern and varnished until it assumed
the color of what Mr Engle called 'eagle's wing.' . . . "
Notes of other Engles in Family History book of Jean Engle Taylor, copied 1995:
From the "Diary" of Susannah E Woolman in Besser's "Sufferings of Quakers": "Henry Engle and wife Elizabeth
were distressed and confined in goal in 1685 in Glouscestershire (England). On 1st month 20th 1660 John Inghill
and others were taken out of meeting at Colchester in Essex and confined in jail for nine weeks."
Paul Engle or Engell settled in Germantown 1699 deed to Paul Engle Cordwainer for brick house in Burlington.
A shoemaker from Richard Bispham Paul Engle appointed Burgess of Germantown in 1703, refused because of oath.
1758 Stone Mansion on Main St and Layfayette Av Germantown "Built by Benjamin Engle."
Germantown Paul Engle, grandfather, tanner, Paul Engle, father, Benjamin Engle m 1745 Rebecca Keen of Oxford
Notes for Jane HORNE:
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