Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey, 1664-1703 (Google eBook)
Genealogical Publishing Com, 1899 - Reference - 770 pages
This monumental work 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.
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I have seen this book on Ancestry.com, and it is a very worthwhile book for anyone who has ancestors in NJ or PA during the period specified in the title. I have many ancestors in this area in the late 1600s and find that the book is full of interesting references. Lots of Swedish names, as well as the early Huguenot settlers and settlers from Great Britain. In response to the first review, if you click the "view sample" box and put a name in the search box that appears in the left column, you can see if the name you are looking for exists in the book.
Poorly set up. How can we know if what we are looking for is in this book if we cannot see at least the Index/ Table of Contents.