Dates of Birth and Death
Thomas Bloomfield, Sr., a carpenter, came to Woodbridge, New Jersey, from Newburyport, Massachusetts, with his wife Mary (-) where he died in 1685, his will of 10 June 1684 proved 5 March 1685/6.
Thomas Bloomfield, Sr. received a patent from Governor Carteret for about 326 acres in and around Woodbridge on 20 December 1669 and was made a Freeholder there in 1670. He was elected a representative from Woodbridge to the General Assembly at Elizabethtown in 1675. He was an Assistant Judge of Woodbridge Corporation Court 1679-1680; Coroner, Middlesex County 1682-1683.
New Jersey Archives, Vol. XXI
N.Y. Genealogical & Biographical Record Vol. 68
History of Perth Amboy, by William A. Whitehead
Footnote to History: On 8 Dec. 1651, Leni Lenape Indians granted a deed to Augustine Herman for land at the mouth of the Raritan, which eventually became the site of Perth Amboy. The first houses were built in 1683 and it became a major point of entry. The capital of East Jersey was transferred from Elizabethtown to Perth Amboy in 1686