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New Jersey Land Conveyances records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MG NJ Land-Conveyances -(Main)  
This collection consist of 63 folders, each of which contains a document, or occasionally documents, related to land conveyances, including boundary line settlements, quit claim indentures and releases, bonds, etc. The folders are arranged chronologically.

The bulk of the material relates to property transactions that occurred in Essex County; Newark related material includes, but is not limited to:

An indenture for the sale of property in Newark from David Ward to Joseph and Benjamin Mun (1764)

An indenture for the purchase of salt meadow property from Joseph Mun to Benjamin Mun (1765)

A bond to be held by William Burnet of Newark, for John Wiley of Newark, and Mathias Halsted of Perth Amboy (1792)

An indenture between Elizabeth Pierson and Sarah Brant, both of Newark who were the executors of the estate of Abraham Lyon, and Obidiah Meeker of Elizabeth Town, for the sale of property to Meeker (1797)

An indenture between Timothy and Charlotte Williams, both of Newark, and David Munn, of Newark, for the sale of property to Munn (1803)

An indenture between Elias and Phebe Crane, both of Newark, and Moses Ogden for the sale of property in Elizabeth Town to Ogden (1804)

An indenture between Seth and Sally Woodruff, both of Newark, and Elihu Bond for the sale of land (1810)

An indenture between Obadiah and Comfort Meeker, both of Newark, and William Burdge, for the sale of property on Broad Street to Burdge; a hand drawn map of the property is included in the folder (1811)

A document authorizing Lewis Thibou of Newark, guardian of John and Jabez Nance, to sell house and property of Edward Nance, deceased (1814)

An indenture between Catherine Johnson, and Leonard and Elizabeth Richards, all of Newark, and Obadiah Meeker, for the sale of Newark property to Meeker (1814)

An indenture between Thomas and Betsey Miller of Newark, and Moses Combs, also of Newark, for the sale of property in Newark (1814)

A bond to be held by William Burge of Newark, for Obadiah Meeker (1815)

An indenture between Joseph and Lydia Bruen, both of Newark, and Obadiah Meeker for the sale of land in Newark to Meeker

An acknowledgment of tenancy at will stating that Eliza Field has relinquished property in Newark to Obadiah Meeker, but will remain a tenant of the property (1817)

An indenture between Caleb and Rhoda Hedden, and Stephen and Sally Hedden, both of Newark, and Elizabeth Ball, of Newark for the sale of property to Ball (1818)

A bond to be held by Obadiah Meeker for Thomas Miller of Newark (1818)

An indenture between Thomas and Betsey Miller, both of Newark, and Obadiah Meeker for the sale of property in Newark to Meeker

An indenture between Stephen Day and Obadiah Meeker for the sale of a tract of land in the salt meadows of Newark to Meeker; a hand drawn map of the property is included in the folder (1819)

An indenture regarding the apportionment of property of the late Edward Earle to his sons, Caleb and David Earle, all of Newark (1823)

An indenture between Jabez Harrison of Newark, and John Munn and Lewis Dodd for the sale of property in Newark to Munn and Dodd (1826)

Receipts and documents related to Elizabeth Magie, of Newark, widow of John Magie, and Obadiah Meeker, executor of Magie's estate (1828)

An indenture between Lewis and Betsey Dodd, and John Munn, for the sale of a lot in Newark to Munn (1830)

An indenture between William C. Gould of Newark, and Obadiah Meeker, for the sale of a tract of land on Market Street to Meeker (1833)

An indenture between Amos and Fanny Lum, and Obadiah Meeker, all of Newark, for the sale of a tract of land in Newark to Meeker (1836)

An indenture between John Rutherfurd, Jr., and Amzi Dodd, both of Newark for the sale of 7 lots in Rahway to Dodd (1835)

A decision by New Jersey Court of Chancery, as relayed to the Sheriff of Essex County, that Newark property of defendants, Aaron Spinning (husband of Prudens Alling) and Jonathan Spinning, must be sold to pay the complainant, John Teunis (1836)

An indenture between Elias T. Mount, and Elihu L. Green, both of Newark, for the sale of a tract of land in Newark to Green (1850)

An indenture between Henry Meeker and Obadiah Meeker, both of Clinton Township of Essex County, for the sale of property in Clinton Township to Henry Meeker (1852)

A quit claim from Andrew Anderson et al. that releases property in Clinton Township to Henry Meeker, executor of the estate of Obadiah Meeker, of Clinton Township (1870)

Property records, tax receipts, etc. relating to tracts of land in Clinton Township purchased by John Gornott, and his wife Mary, from Susan Baldwin, widow of Theodore N. Baldwin, and from Eliza Tillou, widow of Charles Tillou (1858-1897)

An indenture between William C. Whitney, and his wife Anna L., for the sale of property in Newark to Emmons T. Mockridge (1878)

Land conveyance (1789) Michael Osborn to Joseph Javis Elizabethtown for 6 pounds, 1 shilling, 10 pence (witnesses: Wheeler Wade, Betty Osborn, Sarah Osborn)

Also included is one folder containing a map of Vailsburg, created in 2001 by Charles T. McGrath, Jr., indicating the owners of various parcels of land in Vailsburg in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Dates

  • 1761 - 2001
  • Majority of material found within 1761 - 1899

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Extent

.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Author
No finding aid, text from catalog and Newark Archives Project nap.rutgers.edu

Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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