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West Jersey Proprietors

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  • Thomas Schooley (c.1656 - bef.1724)
    Links* was unmarried when he arrived in West Jersey in August 1677. He did not marry until Oct. 1686 when he and Sarah Parker, daughter of George and Sarah Parker of Monmouth County, New Jersey, were m...
  • William Alberson of Castledermot (aft.1632 - 1709)
    If you haven't visited this profile recently, read this It was posted Thursday, October 3rd, 2019. IMPORTANT : Relationships are now locked. Read below and in DISCUSSIONS . Reason being, most early sug...
  • Major John Fenwick (1618 - 1683)
    John Fenwick (1618 – 1683) was the leader of a group of Quakers that emigrated in 1675 from England to Salem, New Jersey where they established Fenwick's Colony, the first English settlement in West Je...
  • Henry Wood, of Woodbury (1603 - 1686)
    Entered 14 April 2010:"In 1682 Henry Wood, a Quaker, escaped from religious persecution and sailed to America with his family on the ship the ‘Lyon’. He founded a new community which took its name from...
  • Thomas Hand (1646 - 1714)
    ' Recompense Hand may have been her youngest son, and she may have died in childbirth.“Thomas 2 b. Southampton 1646, d. in Cape May Co., N.J. drowned Oct. 2, 1714; he m.1st before 1687, Mary, dau. Capt...
  • Since April 1688
  • The Proprietors of the Gloucester Tenth
  • have met annually on this spot
  • to elect members to represent them
  • in the Council of 
  • the General Proprietors of 
  • the Western Division of New Jersey

The goal of this project is to showcase the original proprietors of West Jersey.


From Wikipedia

"The Dutch defeated New Sweden in 1655. Settlement of the West Jersey area by Europeans was thin until the English conquest in 1664. Beginning in the late 1670s Quakers settled in great numbers first in present day Salem County and then in Burlington which became the capital of West Jersey." ~• Besides Burlington, there were other Quaker settlements of the same era, the Proprietors having divided land into so-called Tenths. An example of one of these is the "Irish Tenth" that comprised an area of land including present day Camden.



icn_favorite.gif A sub-project has been added built on a list which is limited to the actual Council of Proprietors of West Jersey through 1711