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Early Monmouth County, New Jersey

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Among the first European settlers in the area were a group of Quaker families from Long Island who settled the Monmouth Tract, an early land grant from Richard Nicolls issued in 1665. They were followed by a group of Scottish settlers who inhabited Freehold Township in about 1682-85, followed several years later by Dutch settlers.

The Dutch families who settled in Monmouth County came from King's County, Long Island and included the Bennett, Schenck, and van Couwenhoven families). The emigration of the Dutch people from King's County to Somerset, Middlesex, and Monmouth counties between 1695 and 1730 was quite large.


  • Antonides
  • Aumack (Aumock)
  • Barkalow
  • Bennett - Adrian Bennett
  • Andrew Bowne
  • Bruere (Brower)
  • Conover (van Couwenhoven, Kowenhowen, Covenhoven) - Cornelius Couwenhoven
  • Davis - Richard Davis (from Rhode Island)
  • Denise (Denyse)
  • DuBois
  • Forman
  • Goulding
  • Hendrickson (Hendricks) - Hendrick Hendricksonn
  • Holmes - Jonathan Holmes
  • Hulse (Hulshart)
  • Lane (Laen)
  • Lefferts
  • Leonard - Henry Leonard
  • Longstreet - John Longstreet
  • Luyster
  • Polhemus - Johannes Polhemus
  • Schenck
  • Shepherd
  • Sickles
  • Smock
  • Stilwell
  • Sutphen
  • Thompson - Cornelius Thompson (Tomson, Thomson)
  • Throckmorton
  • van Cleve (van Cleaf)
  • van Dorn - Jacob van Dorn
  • van Dyke
  • van Mater
  • Vanderveer
  • Williamson
  • Wyckoff