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Manuscript Group 3, West Jersey

Manuscript Collection, 1648-1829, 65 items

Call  Number: MG 3 (includes MC material)


Summary:

Miscellaneous manuscripts relating to West Jersey, including letters of Joseph Bloomfield, Oliver Cromwell, John Fenwick, Richard Ingoldsby, Joseph Read, Richard Smith, Richard Stockton (1764-1828), and Anthony Wayne. Indexed in the manuscript card catalog.

 

Provenance Note:

This collection contains miscellaneous manuscripts and documents relating to West Jersey.  The papers have been donated by various people and organizations throughout the existence of the New Jersey Historical Society.  The following is a brief list of the donors credited in the original index:

Edward Armstrong, Esquire W.R. Kennedy, 1871
Jeremiah Colburn, Boston Charles L. Pascal, through Governor Park
Jacob G. Crane William P. Robeson
R.S. Field, Esquire Mr. Rutherford, 1829
Archer Gifford, Esquire Dr. A.D. Schenck
Charles H. Hart, Philadelphia, 1867 Thomas Stewardson, Junior
Colonel Robert G. Johnson William A. Whitehead

For an accurate list and description of exactly what each of these donors presented to the Society, please refer to the copy of the index in the data file.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The West Jersey Archives collection contains approximately 65 manuscript items and spans the years 1648 to 1829.  The collection consists of miscellaneous manuscripts relating to West Jersey, including letters of Joseph Bloomfield, Oliver Cromwell, John Fenwick, Richard Ingoldsby, Joseph Read, Richard Smith, Richard Stockton (1764-1828), and Anthony Wayne. A nineteenth-century list is available in the data file, and has been reproduced below. Indexed in the manuscript card catalog.

 

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 41, Samuel Smith (1720-1776), Treasurer of the Western Division of New Jersey

Manuscript Group 1218, Proprietary Era Manuscript Collection

 

Item List:

Doc. # 

Date

Description

1

February 11, 1649

Certificate of church membership to Major John Fenwick

2

September 4, 1651

Commission to Major John Fenwick to be Captain of a troop of horse under the seal of the Council of State and signed by “John Bradshawe”

3

1675

Copy of the entry in the West Jersey Records of the arrival of the ship Griffin bringing the family of John Fenwick and giving their names and ages

4

November 17, 1675

Copy, thought to be in Fenwick’s handwriting, of the grant from the Indians to John Fenwick for the first tract purchased by him

5

February 6, 1675

Grant from the Indians to Fenwick for “Little and Great Cohansey”

6

January 8, 1675/6

Agreement of the Indians with Fenwick on what terms to relinquish all claims for further compensation on account of the first purchase of lands

7

March 14, 1676

Grant from the Indians to Fenwick for lands between Salem Creek and Cohansey

8

March 2, 1676

Grant from the Indians to Fenwick for lands along Salem Creek from its mouth to its head and thence to the river

9

August 27, 1678

Letter to John Fenwick from his wife Mary Fenwick in London

10

August 31, 1678

same

11

February 7, 1678

same

12

March 23, 1682

Counterpart of deed from John Fenwick to William Penn for his interest in West Jersey excepting certain reservations, signed by Penn

13

April 13, 1684

Will of John Fenwick

14

April 13, 1684

Copy of an agreement between William Penn and the Executors of John Fenwick

15

September 23, 1680

Deed from John Cripps and wife to Edmond Stuart fro 50 acres in Burlington. (Imperfect)

16

July 29, 1702

Copy of a deed from the Indians to Edward Earl or Bergen for lands in West Jersey. Copy made January 12, 1726

17

1774

Instructions to the representatives in assembly from the Count of Burlington

18

June 27, 1719

Copy of a letter from James Logan at Philadelphia to Colonel Coz at London

19

April 16, 1777

Autograph receipt of John Witehrspoon for legacy to the College of New Jersey

20

September 13, 1754

Commission of James Parker of Woodbridge as postmaster

21

July 6, 1737

Advertisement of the West Jersey Society and others to their commissioners in West Jersey

22

August 18, 1676

London. Instructions from William Penn and others to their commissioners in West Jersey

23

November 17, 1708

Lieutenant Governor Richard Ingoldsby (NJ) to John Rudyard

24

1714

Epitaph by Cornelius Capner for the tombstone of his wife

25

March 29, 1746

Obligation binding Ebeneren Large and Elias Bland to Thomas Dimsdale

26

November 26, 1759

Letter of Richard Smith to his children

27

1763

Masonic Certificate of Edmund Leslie from Lodge No. 2 of England

28

 

Form of a judgment on a sentence of death against Robert Whitaker

29

 

List of names of those who have paid for dogs, together with sums

30

May 28, 1771

Freeholders of Hunterdon County to their representatives

31

August 26, 1772

Rules to be observed in the House of Assembly

32

June 6, 1781;

December 21, 1803;

February 3, 1803

General Anthony Wayne to Judge Bryan;

George Divers to Joseph Bloomfield concerning Judge Bryan;

Joseph Bloomfield to George C. Maxwell concerning Judge Bryan

33

September 14, 1829

Count de Survillieun to Doctor (?)  Point Breeze

34

1745

Census of West Jersey, two divisions of the Province of NJ taken by order of Governor Lewis Morris

35

December 1, 1773

Accounts of Samuel Smith, Treasurer

36

May 7, 1689

Deed, Walter Clark to Walter Newberry both of Newport, Rhode Island for 112.5 acres of land in Burlington

37

March 25, 1715

Commission of James Smith as Clerk of the Supreme Court and Recorder of Deeds

38

February 2, 1768

Mortgage of Samuel Kimble to Edward Cathsall upon land in Northampton and Burlington

39

January 8, 1790

Certificate of the election of the trustees of the Society of the Seventh Day Baptists, Hopewell

40

March 21, 1806

Letter of Ezekiel Day to Mr. Rutherford Ferries, ect.

41

September 5, 1828

Subscriptions by members of the bar toward expense of picture of Richard L. Stockton

42

October 29, 1829

Copy of basis agreed upon by Commissioners from New Jersey and Pennsylvania regarding the mutual use of the Delaware River water for canal and other purposes

43

June 1801

Commission of Benjamin Dubois as Surgeon’s mate 3rd regiment. Monmouth Militia

44

1793

Brigade order, militia, Gloucester and Burlington Counties

45

1796

same

46

1772

Marriage license of Jacob Quick of Hunterdon County signed by Governor Franklin

47

1784

Deed from Sarah Dalglish to grandchildren, land in Middlesex County

48

1797

Deed from John Reynolds from Colonel; John Cowenhaven, land at Middletown Point

49

1773

Bond of Samuel and William Tomlins to Alexander Randall all of Gloucester County

50

1764

Warrant from the West Jersey Proprietor to George Ares for land in Gloucester

51

1744

Fragment of deed from Joseph Borden to Jacob DeCow, land in Burlington

52

December 16, 1792

Letter of Joseph Read to Jonathan D. Sergeant

53

May 18, 1772

Commission of David Ogden as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey

54 – 57

August 18, 1810 through December 17, 1814

Letters from Richard Stockton to Jonathan Rhea

58

June 29, 1812

Letter from James Smith, Burlington to his brother Charles and Jacob Smith Bordeaux

 

The Following Items Are Stored AS FLAT FILES on the 5th Floor

Documents Numbered:   4, 5,  7,  8,  12,  13,  15,  21,  22,  30,  31,  34,  35,  37,  53

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