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Manuscript Group 1010, Sydenham Family (Newark, NJ)

Papers, 1717 - 1779, 0.1 linear feet / 22 items

Call Number: MG 1010


Summary:

Principally indentures pertaining to John Sydenham (ca. 1688-ca. 1747) and John Sydenham, Jr. (1714-1754) of Newark, New Jersey.

Gift of Laura M. Sydenham, 1947.

 

Biographical Note:

John Sydenham (ca. 1688-ca. 1747), possibly a son or grandson of William Sydenham of Fairfield County, Connecticut, settled in Newark, New Jersey where he was a farmer and cordwainer (shoemaker).  By 1710, he had married Susannah Handcock (b.1690), the daughter of Sarah (Fowler) Godwin and Edward Handcock, and with her probably had at least four children: John Jr. (1714-1754), Samuel, Jacob, and ( ).

John Sydenham, Jr. was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 16, 1714, where, as an adult, he worked as a yeoman farmer.  On December 8, 1741, he married Martha Longworth, daughter of Dorcas and Thomas Longworth, with whom he had seven children: Dorcas (1742-1745), David (1744-1766), William (1746-ca. 1750), John (b. 1748), Susannah ("Sukie") (1750-1819), William (b. 1751), and Thomas (1753-1816).  John Sydenham, Jr. died in Newark, New Jersey on November 1, 1754.

Sources:

-Wachter, Evelyn Sidman. The Sydenham-Sidman Family of Newark, New Jersey, 1711-1970 (Westfield, NJ: Evelyn Sidman Wachter, 1970).

 

Provenance Note:

These papers were donated by Laura M. Sydenham of Plainfield, New Jersey in 1947.  Miss Plainfield was a member of The New Jersey Historical Society.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The Sydenham Family Papers contain twenty-two documents dating from 1717-1779 and largely consisting of the Newark, New Jersey land deeds of John Sydenham (ca. 1688-ca. 1747) and John Sydenham, Jr.  The Papers also contain a power of attorney, an inventory from John Sydenham, Jr.ís estate, and a couple of accounts and receipts.

 

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 485, Sydenham/Sidman Family (Newark and Bloomfield, NJ) Papers

 

Folder List:

Folder

Description

Dates

Land Deeds/Deeds of Sale

1

John Godin to John Sydenham

1717

 

Edward Handcock to John Sydenham

1721

 

Edward Handcock to John Sydenham

1723

 

John Baldwin to John Sydenham

1726

 

Thomas Gardner to John Sydenham

1729

2

Samuel Johnson to John Sedingham / Sedenham

1730

 

John Crane, Jr. to John Sydenham

1732

 

Egbert Van Emburgh to John Sydenham, Jr.

1737

 

James Ward to John Sydenham, Jr.

1741

 

John Sydenham, Jr. to John Sydenham, Sr.

1743

 

Daniel Crane to John Sydenham, Jr.

1745

3

Joseph and David Bruen to Abraham Cadmus

1747

 

Ebenezer Farrand to John Sydenham

1748

 

John and Martha Sydenham to Samuel Stivers

1750

 

Ann Godin to John Sidman

1752

 

Isaac and Susannah Smith to Thomas Sidmon

1779

     

Power of Attorney

 

4

Hendrick van Winckle and Richard Joralemon to John Sydenham, Jr.

1744

     

Finanicial Documents

 
 

Receipt

1753

 

Account

1755-1757

     

The Estate of John Sydenham, Jr.

 

5

Inventory of the estate of John Sydenham

1754

 

Promissory note to the estate of John Sidman

1755

 

Account from the estate of John Sidenham

1775

 

Sydenham Family Tree:

Sarah Fowler = (1) Samuel Godwin

          |

John Godin (b.ca.1675)

Sarah Godin (b.ca.1680)

Abigail Godin (b.ca.1690)

Mary Godin (b.ca.1693)

 

 

Sarah Fowler = (2) Edward Handcock

          |

Elias Handcock

Susannah Handcock (b.1690) = John Sydenham (ca.1688-ca.1747)

          |

*John Sydenham, Jr. (1714-1754) = Martha Longworth (1724-1804)*

Samuel Sydenham

(?) Jacob Sydenham

(?) ( ) Sydenham

 

 

*John Sydenham, Jr. (1714-1754) = Martha Longworth (1724-1804)*

          |

Dorcas Sydenham (1742-1745)

David Sydenham (1744-1766)

William Sydenham (1746-ca.1750)

John Sydenham (b.1748)

Susannah ("Sukie") Sydenham (1750-1819) = Isaac Smith (1746-1796)

William Sydenham (b.1751)

Thomas Sydenham (1753-1816)

 

Processed by Kim Charlton, August 2000 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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