Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey 1664 - 1703
Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey 1664-1703. William Nelson . (1899)This monumental work, by the celebrated compiler of New Jersey Marriage Records,
contains abstracts of all the known surveys, patents, and deeds of Proprietary New Jersey (1664-1703). Thousands of documents pertaining to title and transfer of land are here sorted and calendared, each revealing the names of grantors and grantees, buyers and sellers, relatives and neighbors--most with references to specific places of residence--and further giving a precise description of the survey, including date, location, and acreage. The records are arranged under the headings of East and West Jersey and are rendered accessible by the indexes which, containing well over 10,000 main entries, bear upwards of 50,000 references. In this work there are abstracts of original grants, concessions, and orders of the first Proprietors and Governors. These records describe the circumstances under which the first settlements were made in the Colony, the evolution of the government, the origin of the land titles in the Colony and in the various subdivisions thereof, and the origins and characteristics of the first settlers. "All land titles in New Jersey ultimately stem from the grants made by the Proprietors. Therefore, these entries have unusual significance."--New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (Fall 1976).This volume is also available on our Family Archive CD 7518.Genealogical.com publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, Genealogical.com can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. Genealogical.com is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.