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Manuscript Group 2, East Jersey

Manuscript Collection, 1667-1873, 173 items

Call Number: MG 2


Summary:

Miscellaneous documents relating to East Jersey, including correspondence and documents of James Alexander; Philip Carteret; William Dockwra; Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury; Robert Hunter; William Livingston; James Parker (1725-97); Richard Partridge; Peter Sonmans; George Willocks; and Benjamin Wright. Indexed in the manuscript card catalog.

Provenance Note:

This collection has been compiled by the New Jersey Historical Society throughout the years through numerous donations from various donors. A list of the names of donors follows, but a complete document/donor list is contained in the data file.

Mr. Littleton White Mr. Thomas Gordon
Chas. S. Boggs, U.S. Navy T.L. White Esquire
Lewis C. Boggs, U.S.N. William Cassidy
William F. Johnson D. Dodd
William A. Whitehead

Scope and Content Note:

The East Jersey Manuscript Collection contains 173 miscellaneous manuscripts pertaining to East Jersey spanning the years 1667-1873. The documents include correspondence and documents of James Alexander; Philip Carteret; William Dockwra; Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury; Robert Hunter; William Livingston; James Parker (1725-1797); Richard Partridge; Peter Sonmans; George Willocks; and Benjamin Wright. A nineteenth-century list is available in the data file for more exact reference, but has been reproduced here.

Other Collections concerning East Jersey:

Manuscript Group 177, William A. Whitehead (1810-1884) Papers

Manuscript Group 1218, Proprietary Era Manuscript Collection

Item List:

No.

Date

Description

1

January 15, 1679/80

Patent from the proprietors to Judah Allen for lands in Shrewsbury Township

2

April 1, 1693

Letter from William Dockwood, the proprietors’ secretary and register in London to Governor Hamilton

3

August 9, 1694

Marriage certificate of Robert White to Frances Stanley of New York

4

May 24, 1695

Marriage certificate of Thomas Foreman to Mary Allen of Monmouth

5

April 21, 1699

Letter from the town of Newark to other towns

6

January 8, 1722

Summons, Monmouth County

7

March 3, 1736/7

Letter from Philip Kearny of Perth Amboy to Thomas Holmes, Law Matters

8

January 7, 1761

Marriage certificate of William Chadwick and Jenafer Tabor

9

February 6, 1762

Marriage certificate of Benjamin Hance and Cath. Brannon

10

November 1, 1764

Marriage certificate of Noah Chadwick and Huldah Tabor of Monmouth

11

1764, 1761

Assessors list for Poor Rate in Shrewsbury and Assessments for Middletown from Asher Taylor

12

May 16, 1706

Letter from Lord Combury to the Inhabitants of Bergen

13

September 20, 1769

Marriage license of Joseph Price and Lydia Haime of Shrewsbury

14

August 11, 1776

Printed ordinance of the New Jersey Convention, respecting the militia

15

December 30, 1692

Commission to Lewis Morris of Trenton Manor, Lewis Morris of Passage Point and John Hance - to be judges and Thomas Hebley to be clerk of court of small causes for Shrewsbury

16

May 11, 1698

Commitment of Lewis Morris for contempt of court

17-20

1774

Copies of papers referring to the robbery of the Eastern Treasury

21

June 13, 1774

Letters from the committee of Elizabethtown to the inhabitants of Monmouth

22

January 11, 1775

Letter from Edward Taylor of Middletown to Josiah Holmes of Shrewsbury

23

September 22, 1774

Copy of proceedings of Boston Committee

24

January 2, 1775

Advertisement for a meeting at Shrewsbury to choose a Committee of Inspection

25

March 6, 1775

Letter from the Committee of Inspection of Freehold to the people of Shrewsbury

26

1746, 1775

Proceedings of the Shrewsbury Committee of Safety

27

December 11, 1693

Bill for goods, John Bowne Doctor to John Tudor

28

May 5, 1707

Petition of General Assembly of New Jersey to the Queen –draft

29

March 27, 1713

An indenture of apprenticeship, Abraham Hanson, son of Benjamin to Joseph Ward, Newark

30

September 27, 1720

The king’s additional instructions to the Governor in Chief of New Jersey, relative to act for issue of paper money

31

November 30, 1721

The king’s additional instructions to the Governor of New Jersey, relative to the clergy of the Church of England

32

June 3, 1722

The King’s additional instructions to the Governor of New Jersey, relative to the observance of the laws of trade

33

July 23, 1723

The Lord Justices’ additional instructions to the Governor of New Jersey, relative to the approval of the private act

34

February 23, 1726-7

The King’s additional instructions to Governor Burnet relative to appeal

35

February 29, 1727-8

The King appoints a chief justice of New Jersey, Robert Lettice Hooper

36

February 14, 1729

Greenwich Hospital Commission to Governor Montgomerie, New Jersey relative to hospital dues

37

February 14, 1729

List of receivers for Greenwich Hospital

38

May 19, 1738

Paper binding John Neville and Andrew Hay to Captain Matthew Morris. 75 L

39

October 16, 1742

Lewis Morris appointment of Luke Carter as Lieutenant

40

March 29, 1742

A doctors bill. Amos Williams Doctor to Ichabod Burnet

41

April 29, 1763

Hester Rynder’s Will of New York

42

1729

Account of Estate of John Harrsion of Pamby

43

February 14, 1756

Richard Partridge to Samuel __

44

March 5, 1759

Agreement about a Tract of Land John C__, Captain Thomas Kearny

45

May 29, 1765

Particulars and conditions of an estate in east Jersey, belonging to James Drummond Lundin to be sold at auction

46

November 5, 1767

Thomas Bourne’s affidavit relative to a bill of exchange

47

September 3, 1773

Report concerning the employment of a schoolmaster at Perth Amboy

48

August 29, 1773

Report concerning the same business as above

49

1773

Memorandum of schoolhouse money

50

February 1, 1775

Extract from a letter from Governor Franklin to Earl/Dartmouth, relating to Proceedings of Congress

51

 

Lieutenant Nathan Wilkinson’s return of men during the revolution

52

1784

Naval Officers Port, of Perth Amboy, account book beginning June 8, 1784

53

March 12, 1802

Obligation of Adam Rap, Bergen County to John Vreeland for $500

54

1752

Articles of agreement about a tract of land in Monmouth County, Obadiah Bowne and Jas. Hassett

55

17??

Certificate of record of association of the Baptist Society of Middletown

56

March 21, 1705-6

A record of two highways from Middletown Westward to the county line and from Middletown to Chingonnes

57

1776

A list of all ratables in the township of Freehold, Monmouth County with assessments

58

November 18, 1777

A detail of officers and privates in general Newcombe’s Brigade, Woodbury

59

December 1, 1778

Articles delivered by Arthur Wilkinson’s Brigade to…

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