Because of the several obstacles which prevented improvement of the land
called Chiefsiessing, granted to Matthias Nicolls and since conveyed by agreement to
Captain John Berry et al, within the customary time in which settleme...
Observations on Van BallÆs patent. He had purchased Indian land and had
been approved by the Dutch government at Albany. Discussion analyzes language of
original deed and customs of the time to understand how much and what kind...
Commands all persons living within the province of New Caesarea or New
Jersey to submit to the authority derived from His Majesty to Berkeley and Carteret, or
risk incurring his Majesty's high displeasure and being proceeded ag...
Orders Samuel Edsall to have the proclamation of Charles II declaring war
on the States of the United Provinces of the Netherlands read in each town of the
province of New Jersey. Certified a true copy from Lib. 3 of the Secret...
James II, King of England, 1633-1701, Lovelace, Francis, 1618?-1675?
1672 November 25
Some contentious persons have laid claim to certain tracts of land within
the territories of the Duke of York under color of pretended grants from Colonel
Nicolls, dated 1 December 1664 to John Baker & Associates, and 8 April 1...
Because of the great scarcity of wampum throughout the territories of the
Duke of York, and because there is no coin in circulation which might be substituted for
it its reintroduction is to be encouraged. The Governor, by and ...
The Duke of York's letter of 25 November  concerning New Jersey was
read, as was a letter from Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret about New Jersey
affairs. Colonel Nicolls's patients for Elizabeth Town and Nevisands [s...
Includes a letter from Governor Willem Kieft to the Swedish Commander of
the South River ([n.d.] 1683); a resolution of the Dutch Council of New Netherlands to
drive the English from the Schuykill (15 May 1642); an order to Jan...
Appoints during his will and pleasure Major Edmund Andros Lieutenant and
Governor of the lands given to him by Charles II. These lands extend from St. Croix near
Nova Scotia to Pemaquid, northward to the Kennebec River and the ...
Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685, James II, King of England, 1633-1701
1674 June 29
[Confirmation of] grant of land from St. Croix adjacent to Nova Scotia to
the head of the Delaware Bay. Assigns absolute power to punish, pardon, govern and rule
all subjects who inhabit the said land according to laws agreeing...
Indenture based on Charles II's grant to James Duke of York and 24 June
16, indenture between the Duke of York and John Lord Berkeley and Sir George
Carteret, sells for 1000 pounds of good and lawful money of England the ha...
Andros, Edmund, Sir, 1637-1714, Cantwell, Captain, Tom, William
1674 November 06
Having received New York on behalf of His Majesty from the Dutch, Andros
authorizes Cantwell and Tom to take possession of the fort at Newcastle, as well as the
cannon and stores there or along any other parts of the river, pur...
Banyer, Goldsborough, New York-New Jersey Boundary Commission
1674 October 31 - November 4, copied on 1769 July 24
"A Record of Matters past in [the New York] Council since the Governors
receiving the Province of New York from the Dutch" relating to the New York-New Jersey
boundary. Copy made and attested by Goldsborough Banyer, July 24,
Records indenture tripartite between the above parties. Proceeding from
royal letters patent of 12 March 1664 (?); an indenture of bargain and sale for one year
dated 20 June 1664; an Indenture of Grant Release of 20 June 1664;...
Having received from the Court at Newcastle in Delaware a report and
examinations made 10 January 1674 concerning a rape allegedly committed within the
court's jurisdiction on Ann Jurians by Sybrant Johnston and his accomplices...
Andros, Edmund, Sir, 1637-1714, Crawford, James
1675 November 05
Confirms the grant of a parcel of land called Barwick on the west side of
the Delaware Bay, containing about 110 acres, according to a survey performed by Captain
Edmund Cantwell. The quit rent is two bushels of winter wheat. F...
Andros, Edmund, Sir, 1637-1714, Egberts, Bernard
1675 November 05
Confirms a parcel of land called Black Smith's Hall, on the west side of
the Delaware, containing according to a survey by Captain Edmund Cantwell, about 300
acres. The quit rent is three bushels of good winter wheat. From the ...
In exchange for a sum of wampum and other goods in an annexed schedule,
the Sachems and Indians hereby acknowledge that they are fully satisfied for themselves
and all others concerned, their heirs, and successors, and grant to...
Indenture given as evidence in the dispute to be settled by the Commission
to Settle the Boundary between New York and New Jersey 1 August 1769. Copy from the
Public Records of the Province of New Jersey, Book 63, p. 9 ff, cert...