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Manuscript Group 1218, Proprietary Era

Manuscript Collection, 1664 - 1703, 39 items

Call Number: MG 1218


Summary:

A miscellaneous collection of manuscripts documenting important developments during the proprietary era, beginning with King Charles II's grant of former New Netherlands to the Duke of York.  The collection includes indentures, releases, commissions, orders, and patents pertaining to:

Edmund Andros William Dockwra William Penn
Robert Barclay John Gordon Earl of Perth
Lord John Berkeley Robert Gordon Clement Plumstead
Robert Blackwood Sir John Gordon John Reid
John Bradbury Andrew Hamilton Ambrose Rigge
Edward Byllynge Hugh Hartshorne Thomas Rudyard
Archibald Campbell James, Duke of York Viscount of Tarbot
Lord Neil Campbell Gawen Lawrie Rip Van Dam
Dame Elizabeth Carteret George McKenzie Robert Vauqellin
Sir George Carteret David Mudie George Willocks
Charles II, King of England

 

Provenance Note:

This collection of manuscripts, chiefly from the seventeenth century, was found uncataloged in the vault of The New Jersey Historical Society in June of 1985.  Many of the items have been published in volumes I and II of New Jersey Archives, with The New Jersey Historical Society cited as the repository of the original.  Accordingly, the Historical Society has held these materials since the nineteenth century, although precise provenance is unknown.  The items were accessioned in 1985 as A. 85-15.

 

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 2, East Jersey Manuscript Collection

Manuscript Group 3, West Jersey Manuscript Collection

 

List of Items:

Included in the list below are the volume and page numbers for transcribed versions of the items that were published in  New Jersey Archives (NJA), Series I (call number: 974.9 N421).   

Item Description Date Published
1 Lease:  James, Duke of York to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret for New Jersey. June 23, 1664 NJA, I, 8
2 Release:  James, Duke of York to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret for New Jersey. June 24, 1664 NJA, I, 10
3 Commission:  Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret of Robert Vauquellin as Surveyor General of New Jersey. Feb. 10, 1664/65 NJA, I, 26-27
4 Lease:  James, Duke of York.  Renewal of original proprietary grant after reconquest from the Dutch. July 28, 1674 NJA, I, 161
5&6 Release:  James, Duke of York.  Renewal of original proprietary grant for New Jersey following reconquest from the Dutch (manuscript original and viva copia). July 29, 1674
7 Instructions:  Sir George Carteret.  "Directions Instructions and Orders" for governing his province in New Jersey. July 31, 1674 NJA, I, 167
8&9 Indenture:  Sir George Carteret, et al.  The Quintipartite Deed among Carteret, William Penn, Gawen Lawrie, and Edward Byllynge dividing New Jersey into Eastern and Western divisions (original and contemporary copy). July 1, 1676 NJA, I, 205
10 Release:  William Penn, et al. to Thomas Rudyard for 1/9 of 9/10 of West New Jersey. May 2, 1677
11 Will (probation):  Sir George Carteret.  Exemplified copy of the last will and testament of Sir George Carteret. Feb. 19, 1679
12 Release:  James, Duke of York to Edward Byllynge, William Penn, Gawen Lawrie, et al. for West New Jersey. Aug. 6, 1680 NJA, I, 324
13&14 Release:  James, Duke of York to Sir George Carteret (grandson and heir of original proprietor) for East New Jersey (original and duplicate). Sept. 10, 1680 NJA, I, 337
15 Indenture:  Dame Elizabeth Carteret sells East New Jersey to the twelve Proprietors, among whom were William Penn and Hugh Hartshorne. Feb. 1, 1681/82 NJA, I, 366
16 Deed:  Dame Elizabeth Carteret to the twelve proprietors for arrearages of rents and profits due the estate of Sir George Carteret. Feb. 2, 1681/82 NJA, I, 366
17 Indenture:  William Penn, et al.  Agreement among the twelve proprietors that there should be no benefit of survivorship. June 1, 1682 NJA, I, 373
18 Indenture:  William Penn transferring 1/2 of 1/12 of East New Jersey to Robert Barclay. Sept. 22, 1682
19 Indenture:  Hugh Hartshorne transfers property in East New Jersey to the Earl of Perth. Sept. 26, 1682
20 Indenture:  Clement Plumstead transfers a portion of his share in East New Jersey to Robert Gordon Sept. 26, 1682
21 Fundamental Constitutions for the Province of East New Jersey in America. 1683 NJA, I, 395
22 Indenture:  Sir John Gordon sells a portion of East New Jersey to David Mudie. Feb. 20, 1683
23 Indenture:  Ambrose Rigge transfers shares of his East New Jersey holdings to Robert Barclay. March 24, 1683
24 Indenture:  James, Earl of Perth lease of property in East New Jersey to George McKenzie. March 28, 1683
25 Indenture:  James, Earl of Perth releases portion of his East New Jersey holdings to George McKenzie. March 29, 1683
26 Indenture:  Robert Barclay transfers a portion of East New Jersey to John Gordon. April 22, 1684
27 Orders:  Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey for the laying out of lands and censuring Gawen Lawrie and Thomas Rudyard. July 3, 1685 NJA, I, 492-500
28 Release:  Viscount of Tarbot release of share in East New Jersey to Lord Neil Campbell. Aug. 13, 1685
29 Patent:  Proprietors of East New Jersey grant land to Thomas Rudyard. July 4, 1688
30 Commission:  Edmund Andros, Governor of Dominion of New England appoints Andrew Hamilton and others justices of the peace in Middlesex County, NJ. Aug. 25, 1688
31 Patent:  Proprietors of East New Jersey grant land to Lord Neil Campbell. May 24, 1690
32 Patent:  Proprietors of East New Jersey grant land to Archibald Campbell. Aug. 23, 1690
33 Patent:  William Dockwra to John Barclay (and in case of disability to John Reid) as Surveyor General of East New Jersey. April 6, 1692
34 Indenture:  Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey appointing Rip Van Dam to receive quit rents and make disbursements on behalf of the proprietors. Dec. 14, 1697 NJA, II, 194
35 Commission:  George Willocks as chief ranger of the Province of East New Jersey. Aug. 27, 1698
36 Patent:  Proprietors of East New Jersey grant land to George Willocks. April 14, 1702
37 Patent:  Proprietors of East New Jersey grant land to George Willocks and John Bradbury April 20,1703
38 Indenture:  Lord Neill Campbell leases for one year 1/2 of 1/4 of his 1/24th interest to Robert Blackwood. n. d.
39 Patent:  Exemplified copy of Charles II, King of England's patent to James, Duke of York for tract of land in America, including what subsequently became New Jersey (framed). March 12, 1664 NJA, I, 3-8

 

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