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Council of Proprietors of West Jersey

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  • Ellinore Robeson (1700 - 1778)
    In marrying a Robeson, Eleanor brought together two influential families, the Robesons and the Lanes. see also: research She is buried in the Saint James Perkiomen churchyard founded by the wealth ...
  • Father of Jane (Logan) Mckee Logan (deceased)
    James David Logan (1674 - 1751) James David Logan Born 20 Oct 1674 in Lurgan, Ulster, Irelandmap ANCESTORS ancestors Son of Patrick Logan and Isabella (Hume) Logan [siblings unknown] Husband of Sarah ...
  • Joseph Kirkbride (1662 - 1738)
    From rootsweb:Emigrated from England to Philadelphia, PA on the ship "Welcome" with William Penn in 1682; granted 15000 acres in PA by Penn.He and a Robert Lucas were bonded to several Bucks Co, PA per...
  • Joshua Humphries (1665 - bef.1721)
    GEDCOM Note ===GEN: !RELATIONSHIP: father's will son Joshua Humphris GEN: own will wife Elizabeth.. cousin Joseph Elketon.. children Joshua, Sarae and GEN: adjoining Robert Powell wife's u...
  • Dr. Daniel Coxe (1640 - 1730)
    . Daniel Coxe (1640 – 19 January 1730) was a governor of West Jersey from 1687-1688 and 1689-1692.The first Colonial influence in Hopewell, New Jersey was the purchase of a 30,000-acre (120 km2) tract ...

Cross-referenced sub-project of The West Jersey Proprietors
icn_favorite.gif see list that includes dates of tenure (1687-1717) and all names, some of which are being tabulated below. Please consult the list and cross-reference others. There are said to be about 45 total to be identified.


~• This project was completed in February 2020 by Michael M. van Beuren, volunteer curator. Besides establishing the identities of these men, drawing these names together helps to identify inter-family marriages within the list.

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( ) parentheses refer to an estimate of ther number of years served on the Council
Map of Provinces of Jersey and detail

  • Council members only, please
  • Limited years, ending in 1717



  • There was widespread nepotism in appointment to the Council added to the fact that the earliest immigrant families had the most influence.
    • The SHINN, STACEY, and BUDD families are closely related by marriage
    • The BUDD family married into the SHIPPEN family of Philadelphia, a remarkable future Loyalist family
    • COLLINS married a BUDD
    • FRETWELL is the son of a STACEY
    • WILLS married a GARDINER and a SHINN
    • JENNINGS married a STEVENSON
    • OLLIVE married into JENNINGS
    • FARRE married a DEACON
    • JOHN DAY'S grandson married a SHINN