Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
Manuscript Group 1053
Roberts Family (Newark and Camptown, NJ)
Papers, 1691 - 1897
.2 linear feet / 16 folders
Processed by Irina Peris
January 2000 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Hugh Roberts (d.1671), a tanner, and his wife Mary, had two sons: Samuel and Hugh (ca.1669-ca.1738). After the death, of her husband, Mary Roberts married William Bond and, in 1709, deeded to her son, Hugh, the Roberts homestead. In 1713, Hugh Roberts (ca.1669-ca.1738) also received family land in Camptown (now Irvington), New Jersey. He eventually had six children: Hugh (ca.1694-1776), Samuel, John, Hannah, Abigail, and Rebecca. Hugh Roberts (ca.1694-1776) had at least two sons: Moses (b.1724) and Daniel.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection consists of sixteen folders of indentures, wills, deeds, receipts, and other materials, dating from 1691-1897 and documenting the financial affairs of the Roberts Family. The indentures deal almost exclusively with lands sales and conveyances in Essex County, New Jersey. Of particular interest is a 1735 indenture that records the sale of "one Negro man age thirty" by Nathaniel Ward to Hugh Roberts (ca.1669-ca.1738). The collection also contains the wills of Hugh Roberts (ca.1669-ca.1738) and Hugh Roberts (ca.1694-1776), bonds and receipts (1703-1840), surveys (1715-1796), and correspondence (1754-1755). In addition, there are legal and financial documents and genealogical notes on the Roberts family. The papers are separated by document type and then arranged by author and date.
The New Jersey Historical Society