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Manuscript Group 491, William Cheesman (d. ca. 1766), Yeoman

Papers, 1759-1784, 0.1 linear feet / 13 items

Call Number: MG 491


Summary:

Bonds and receipts belonging to William Cheesman of Waterford Township, Gloucester County, and to his estate.

 

Biographical Note:

William Cheesman (d. ca. 1766) was a yeoman in Waterford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.  He and his wife, Sarah, seemed to have no surviving children, for in his will which was dated March 1, 1764 and proved on January 30, 1766, Cheesman left his nieces and nephews as his heirs.  He also appointed Jeremiah Jones, his nephew, and Samuel Blackwood, a friend, as the executors of his estate.  The latter withdrew from that role in December 1765.

Sources:

Archives of the State of New Jersey, Series I, Vol. XXXIII, Vol. IV of Calendar of Wills, pg. 77.

 

Provenance Note:

The title of the collection was changed from Cheesman-Cox Family Papers to William Cheesman Papers at the time of processing.  The source of this collection is not known.

 

Scope and Content Note:

These papers, dating from 1759-1784, consist of bonds and receipts from William Cheesman and his estate.  Four of the nine receipts in the collection are for money received from William Cox (fl. 1763-1768).

 

Item List:

Folder

Title

Dates

     

1

Bonds William Cheesman bound to:

 
 

- Benjamin Pine, yeoman

1759

 

- Samuel Coles, yeoman

1764

 

- Henry Jones, cordwainer

1764

 

- Richard Mattack, yeoman

1765

2

Receipts from:

 
 

- Abraham Mattack for money from William Cox

1763

 

- Isaac Lippincott for money from William Cox for the maintenance of Mary Walker

1766

 

- Thomas Redman, executor for Thomas Redman, for money from Jeremiah Jones, executor of William Cheesman

1766

 

- Sarah Cheesman for money from Jeremiah Jones, executor of William Cheesman

1766

 

- Jno. Lippincott, executor of Thomas Gill, for money from William Cox

1768

 

- Elizabeth Toy for money from William Cox

1768

 

- Abigail Thorn Webber for money from Jeremiah Jones, executor of William Cheesman

1770

 

- Joshua Cresson for rent from Isaac Jones

1784

 

- Joshua Cresson for rent from Sarah Cox

1784

 

Processed by Stephen Sullivan, November 1999 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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