vicinity. Over the spot where the Prevosts were
buried is a large marble tablet bearing the following
" To the memory of
Paxil Henry Mallet Prevost
deed 6th January 1835 M 79
Jeanne Elizabeth Patry
dec* in 1810 M 51.
Francis Lewis Mallet Prevost
dec 4 in 1824 age 60 1
All natives of Geneva, and interred within a few
feet of this spot. This tablet is inscribed by
surviving descendants in
Within a few feet of the above stands a tombstone
inscribed as follows :
" To the memory of
Frances G. Mallet Prevost
Francis L. Mallet Prevost
Native of Lubry, Switzerland,
dec" in 1852, SI 84.
Among others are the following inscriptions : Sam-
uel H. Britton, born Aug. 11, 1799, died Sept. 7, 1800 ;
Mary Britton, born Aug. 11, 1799, died May 21, 1868;
Eli Britton, born Aug. 9, 1829, died March 6, 1864;
Dr. George W. Britton, born Nov. 23, 1832, died May
11, 1869 ; Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Lair, born July
28, 1805, died March 4, 1873 ; William Souders, born
Dec. 30, 1802, died May 8, 1876 ; Ambrose Fox, died
Sept. 27, 1876, ajt. 67 ; Anna Cronce, born Aug. 14,
1799, died July 12, 1875 ; Mary Cronce, born April
8, 1798, died May 3, 1877; John Slater, born Nov.
30, 1812, died Nov. 22, 1874; Mary Ann Slater, born
Dec. 16, 1817, died Nov. 26, 1874; Abraham Stull,
born Feb. 2, 1811, died Nov. 12, 1871 ; Benjamin Rit-
tenhouse, died March 8, 1874, mt. 73 ; Isaac Hiner,
born Aug. 11, 1808, died Dec. 10, 1875; John Leavitt,
M.D., born Dec. 3, 1818, died April 4, 1876 ; Mary D.
Opdyke, died Jan. 28, 1876, at. 72; Mary, wife of
John ('line, born Dec. 15, 1793, died April 23, 1870;
John Servis, died Sept. 26, 1876, at. 76; Gertrude
Opdyke, wife of Moses Heath, horn June 22, 1S04,
died Aug. 2, 1877; Samuel Schuyler, died July 20,
1879, at. 77; John L. Larison, died Oct. 3, 1826, *t. j
70; Sarah, wife of John L. Larison, died Oct. 2, j
ixiir,, at. 70; Hannah Snyder, died March 8, 1862,
Bit. 65; William W. Voorhees, died March 1">, 1*7">,
art. 60 j John Eick, died Jan. 27, 1868, set. 54; Amy
Kick, died <»ct. 25, 1*72, set. 54; Elizabeth, wife of
Mahlon Wombough, died Sept. 29, L870, set. 84; Cor-
ih lius I loll, bom Sept, 20, lKO'i, died April 20, 1.H72;
Eliza Hoir, born July 7, L810, died May 26, 1866;
William Dillcy, died Sept. 25, 1802, set. 71; Amy,
wife of Peter Hann, died May 3, 1877, est. 60; Wil-
liam Search, died June 9, 1873, Bet. 84; Thomas
Roberson, died Feb, 8, 1867, Bet. 78.
SOCIETIES AND CORPORATIONS.
"Oriole Lodge, No. 39, Independent Order of Good
Templars," was organized Sept. 10, IXO.s, with 2-3
charter members. The following were the principal
Officers: W. C. T„ Abel B. I hiring; W. V. T., Maria
Rogers; W. S„ Boas Slack ; W. F. S., Lewis S. Wil-
liams; W.Treas., Edwin G.Williams; W. M., Charles
S. Burkit ; W. ( hap., Rev. John B. Taylor. The suc-
ceeding presiding officers have been Abel B. Haring,
Ross Slack, Maria Rogers, Susan I'.. Kisler, Edwin G.
Williams, Morris I,. Morgan, Jennie (larren, Richard
J. Dalrymple, William T. Srope, Lucretia D.Wright,
William C. McPeck, Join, K. Ashton, Nellie V. Wil-
liams, Silas S. Wright, Elwood S. Stout, Anna Mor-
gan, Henry V. Ko^er.-, N'ewhury I >. William-, Vnna
E. Dalrymple, Sylvanus D. Slack, T. C. Wood, John
W. Slack, Charles 1'.. Salter. Joseph K.Cook, Hannah
1 1. Morgan, Jennie Pinkcrton.
This organization was the means of doing a great
amount of good in this vicinity, ami had upon its
rolls at one time 160 members. Thr charter was sur-
rendered Feb. 12, L878.
The "French town Temperance Vssoeiation" was
organized Jan. 1, 1878. The lirst officers were: Presi-
dent, Eev. James II. Runyon; Vice-Presidents, E. S.
Williams, A.s. Haring; Secretary, D. M. Matthew;
rreasurer, John R. 1 [ardon.
July 2, 1879, the name was changed to "The
Frenchtown Temperance Alliance," and a constitu-
tion adopted to conform to the Hunterdon County
Temperance Alliance, to which it i- auxiliary. The
regular meetings are held monthly. The alliance at
present numbers 204 members, with the following
officers for 1880 81: President, L S. Haring; Vice-
Presidents, Revs.J. I). Randolph, W. D. Hires; Sec-
retary, D. M. Matthew ; Treasurer, John R, Hordon;
Executive Committee, W. T. Srope, Esq., Qeoi w
Hummer, Ross Slack, Justus W. Britton, Revs. T. S.
Dedrick, T. E. Cordon.
"The [ndependenl I Irder of Good Helpers," auxil-
iary to the Good Templars, was organized Nov. 8,
lSIJS. It existed only about a year.
"Orion Lodge, No. 56, F. ami A. M.," w;ls instituted
at Frenchtown, Aug. 1 1. I860. The first officers were
Rev. George II. Jones, W. M.; William H. Slater,
S. W.: s. K. Rialer, J. W. The Pas! Masters are
Kev. George H. Jones, W. H. Slater, G. H. Slater,
.loiia- Uymoml, X. W. Tomson, J. C. Kackenthall,
John L. Slack. Howell Mclntyre, A. S. Haring,
Thomas Rogan, and Alfred M. Hrink.
Since Jan. 0, 1X79, the sessions have been held in
Masonic Hall, in Williams' Block. Present member-
ship, 88. The principal present officers are Rev. James
II. Runyan, w. M. : Thomas Palmer, S. W. ; Charles
Kline, J. W. ; J. L. Slack, Sec.
" Lilly Encampment, No. 20, I. O. of O. F.," was
instituted Feb. 18, 1848. It was named in honor of
Dr. Samuel Lilly, of Lamhertville. The charter
members were Lewi- 1). Gray, Scott A. Erwin, Philip
K. Ilaspel, Charles (i. Thomas, Thatcher Mel'
Samuel Rymond, and Cornelius D. Ruth. In Feb-
ruary, 1K.-|2, it was moved to Milford.
"Home Lodge, No. 9.">, Knight- of Pythias," was
instituted March 31, 1.X74, when seventeen deposited
cards of dimit from " Evening Star Lodge," of Milford,
and heeanie original members of " I lome Lodge." ( )n
this occasion the rank of " Page" was conferred upon
Henry Hagerman, Loren/.o S. D. Kerr, William II.
Martin, Preston Smith, Charles A. Roberson, Justus
W. Britton, Robert B. Lyons, Adam H. Miller, Aaron
Ii. Majors, Ccorge W. Bunn, Henry II ardon, Samuel
II. Stahler, Abel B. Hating, Standford Opdyke,
Charles Rockafellow, William Kitchen, Dr. Isaac
Cooper. John S. Curtis, and Daniel Stahler.
The following were the first officers elected: Fast
Chancellor, Garret L. Peer: Chancellor Commander,
John L. Slaek ; Yiee-Chaneellor. George W. Bunn;
Prelate, William 1 1 . Stahler j Ma-ter-at- A rm>. Charles
A. Slaek: Keeper of Records and Seal, William T.
Srope; Ma-ter of Finance, Preston Smith ; Master of
Exchequer, Justus W. Britton; [naide Guard, Henry
Hagerman; Outside Guard, Andrew V. Eugler; Trus-
tees, Charles A. Roberson, William T. Srope, and
Levi V. Abel. The lodge was incorporated Nov. 3,
The following are the Past Chancellors : G.L. Peer.
J. I.. Slack, C. A. Slack. A. B. Haring, J. R, Hardon,
P. Smith. W. II. Moser, W. II. Stabler, W. T. Srope,
\.s. Haring, R. B. Lyons, H. C. Roberson, and 11.
1 1 ardon. The regular me. tings are held at < Idd-Fel-
lows' Hall on the second and fourth Wednesday
evening of each month.
Magnolia Lodge, No. .".7. Independent order of
Odd-Fellows," was instituted March 20, 1847, with the
following charter members: William V. Cooley, Fitz-
gerald Slocum, Charles Roberts, William Logan, Syl-
vester R. Chamberlin, Uriah Larue. William II.
Slater, Ander-on Horner. John Sine. Andrew P..
Rounsavall, Mershon Roberson, Charles /. Fitter,
HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.
John H. Roberts, Elijah R. Lair, Samuel B. Hudnit,
William Smith, William Britton, John Britton, David
C. Roherson, Thomas Pittenger, and Robert L. Wil-
liams. The first elective officers were William V.
Cooley, N. G. ; Fitzgerald Slocum, V. G. ; Charles
Roberts, S. ; William Logan, T.
The lodge immediately began to increase in mem-
bership, and paved the way to success by its good
works. Sept. 2, 1856, a handsome banner was pre-
sented to the lodge by the ladies of Frenchtown.
The presentation was made by Edward R. Bullock,
and the reception by A. V. Van Fleet (now Vice-
Chancellor of the State).
During its existence the lodge has paid several
thousand dollars in benefits.
The following is a list of the Past Grands of the
W. V. Cooley, F. Slooum, C. Eoberts, A. B. Bounsavall, W. Logan, M.
Boberson, C. F. Eockafellow, D. C. Bobereon, S. B. Hudnit, W. Smith,
W. H. Slater, J. Ashton, G. H. Slater, J. A. Calhoun, B. L. Williams,
A. G. M. Prevost, S. D. Barcroft, Dr. D. C. Hough, T. A. Eunyon, F.
McCue, I. B. Andrus, G. L. Smith, H. W. Carey, M. Maxwell, J. F.
Lightfoot, A. W. Lundy, B. Hough, D. F. Moore, D. Eobereon, E. E.
Bullock, A. S. Haring, W. T. Srope, P. F. Opdyke, W. Britton, T.
Palmer, J. Hawk, H. S. Moore, W. H. Stahler, W. Eobereon, S. S.
Wright, C. A. Slack, D. C. Hough, E. J. Dalrymple, B. Pliilkill, P.
W. Lair, J. L. Slack, A. B. Haring, G. L. Peer, J. K. Keightly, B.
Beidelman, E. Slack, Henry Hagennan, A. H. Miller, E. B. Lyons,
E. G. Williams, J. E. Cook, H. Hardon, J. W. Britton, 0. Gordon, P.
S. Kugler, M. E. Srope, J. B. Lyons, and D. C. Dalrymple.
The lodge stands upon a firm financial as well as
social basis, and is composed of some of the best men
in Frenchtown. Regular meetings are held every
Saturday evening in Odd-Fellows' Hall, over War-
ford & Moore's store. J. B. Lyons is N. G., and D.
C. Hough secretary.
The " Daughters of Rebecca" are composed of
members, with their wives, of the Independent Order
of Odd-Fellows who have attained to the Royal
Purple degree. This lodge was instituted Feb. 28,
1861. The officers for the term commencing July 1,
1880, are: N. G., William T. Srope; V. G., Melissa
Peer; S., Henry Hardon; C, Sarah Jane Roberson;
W., Robert B. Lyons ; Chaplain, William H. Stahler ;
Relief Committee, Matilda Slack, Melissa Peer,
Amanda Srope, Mary E. Smith, Hannah L. Stahler,
and Sarah E. Pliilkill. The regular meetings areheld
in the rooms of " Magnolia Lodge, No. 57, I. O. of
O. F.," on the second and fourth Monday evening of
" Manhattan Tribe, No. 29, Improved Order of
Red Men," was instituted Oct. 20, 1871, with the fol-
lowing charter members : Joseph E. Cook, Daniel
F. Moore, Hiram Danley, Garret L. Peer, E. Page
Soutliwick, A. B. Haring, Henry Loux, John M.
Swopc, Henry Hagennan, A. P. Williams, John L.
Slack, Charles Kline, William Silverthorn, David O.
Roberson, Levi Troxel, William Roberson, A. S.
Haring, David Curtis, Peter W. Lair, Eli Swallow,
The first principal officers were : Sachem, Joseph
E. Cook ; Senior Sagamore, David Curtis ; Junior
Sagamore, Charles Kline ; Prophet, G. L. Peer ;
Chief of Records, Peter W. Lair; Keeper of Wam-
pum, D. F. Moore. The successive presiding offi-
cers have been G. L. Peer (by virtue of law became
the first past officer), David Curtis, Charles Kline,
Eli Swallow, A. S. Haring, Daniel F. Moore, Henry
Loux, Peter W. Lair, A. B. Haring, Munson Baldwin,
David O. Roberson, William H. Stahler, John L.
Slack, Henry Hagennan, G. L. Peer.
The present officers are : Sachem, William H.
Stahler ; Senior Sagamore, William Silverthorn ;
Junior Sagamore, D. F. Moore ; Prophet, G. L. Peer ;
Chief of Records, A. G. Haring ; Keeper of Wam-
pum, Charles Kline. Meetings are held every Friday
evening, in Odd-Fellows' Hall. Present number of
The " Frenchtown Benevolent Society" came into
existence during the severe cold winter of 1875, there
being a scarcity of work and much suffering among
the laboring men of Frenchtown. The benevolent
work continued till the latter ljart of the winter of
1877, when better times arrived, and the society dis-
The " Frenchtown Literary Society" first met in
the towu-hall on the evening of Feb. 7, 1876. Its
object is for the development of literary and oratori-
cal talent, and to gain a knowledge of parliamentary
rules and usages. Peter S. Kugler was chosen the
first president, and Theodore P. Williams recording
secretary. The society then formed itself into a legis-
lative body, to be governed by the same rules that
govern the State Senate of New Jersey. It is in a
The " Union National Bank" organized in the
spring of 1856, under the general banking law, as the
"Union Bank of Frenchtown," but was subsequently
chartered by the Legislature of New Jersey under the
free banking law. The original capital stock was
$100,000, with $85,000 paid up. The banking-house
was located on Second Street, east of Harrison, and
was burned in the great fire of June, 1878. The
original directors were Henry S. Stover, Abraham
Wyker, Tobias Worman, Rev. Mr. Carhart, Philip
G. Reading, Samuel Eckel, Jonathan Pickel, Philip
Hoff, and Henry Lott, who was elected president, and
N. D. Williams cashier.
May 18, 1865, the bank reorganized under the gov-
ernment banking system, with a capital of $113,350,
and elected the following directors : Tobias Worman,
Abraham Wyker, Oliver Worman, Baltus Pickel,
Samuel Trimmer, Michael Uhler, Isaiah Quimby,
Philip G. Reading, Henry Wood, Robert H. Housel,
Hugh E. Warford, and David Rittenhouse. Mr. Lott
remained president of the bank till his death, in 1873,
when Philip G. Reading, the present president, was
elected. Mr. Williams remained cashier until March
26, 1868, when he was succeeded by William Stover,
who served till his death, Oct. 2, 1880. A. B. Haring
is the present cashier. The present directors are
P.G. [leading, li. E. Warford, I. Brink, W. H. Mai
tin, .1. M. Wilson, D. M. Mathew, W. II. Eckel, J.
Williams, and Michael Uhler. They have a i -
modious and substantial pli »f business in their
new banking-house on Bridge Street.
The stockholders of the " Frenchtown Building and
I ii Association" held their firsl annual meeting on
Monday, Jan. 15, 1866. V D. Williams was the firsl
president, and Henry Lot! treasurer. It was ex-
pected thai the business of the association would
close in ten rears, but it extended to thirteen.
The "Alexandria Delaware Bridge Company" is
the corporate title of the bridge company .-it this
place, which was incorporated by acl of the Legisla-
ture of New Jersey passed March 5, 1841. A simi-
lar act was passed the Bameyear bj the Pennsylvania
Legislature. The New Jersey commissioners were
Hugh Capner, William Case, Sr., Lewis M. Prevost,
Cornelius Huff, Sr., and William L. King; those of
Pennsylvania, Joseph M. Cowell, John M. Pursell,
(ri-orge Wykrr, 1 1 run • S. Stover, Adam Barnete, and
N. I). Williams. Mr. Williams is the only surviving
The capital stock of the company was to be not
less than (80,000, with a privilege of increasing it to
150,000. The shares were fixed at *■">(> earh.
At the first i iting of the stockholders, Friday,
April 22, 1842, Hugh Capner was elected president.
July 22, 1842, Henry S. Stover, Joseph A. Holden,
John Williams, and Lewis M. Prevost were appointed
a building committee.
The liriilur was completed in the early part of 1S4I
lit a cost of nearly (20,000.
The present board of officers are as follows: Presi-
dent, Jaeoh Stover; Directors, .lame- William-, Levi
Until, Moses Koherson, Ishmael I'.iiuk. John I). I loll",
and Runyon W. Bloom; Secretary and Treasurer,
PRENOHTOWN'S GREAT I n:i:.
Early on the morning of June 29, 1878, a fire was
discovered in the barn of Dr. E. K. Deemy, on Har-
rison Street, I in less than two hours six dwelling-
houses and twenty-one business firms were entirely
burned out, causing a loss of over (50,000. The
whole business portion of the village was in ashes, [(
was supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.
Among the business places destroyed were the hub-
and spoke-mills, the Union National Bank, bed-bot-
i factory, American Hotel and barns, and the
Frenchtown Pre** establishment. The Vigilant hand-
engine, belonging to Frenchtown, was soon disabled,
and assistance was rendered from Lambertville by
I fnion Fire < lompany, under command of ' Ihief En-
gineer < 'lark.
The distance bur I on Bi
along Warlord's alley, 17l' feet; on Second -
l.v.i feet ; from Second to B idgi Si
The bur I district remains unoccupied, except
the new brick building of ■ the Union National Bank,
on Bridge Street, and A. P. William-' block of stores,
corner of Bridge and Harrison Streets.
Till; I l U I : DEPARTMENT
of Frenchtown was organized Dec. I". 1868, under
the name of " Vigilant Fire Engine Company, No. I."
Silas S. Wright was president, G. L. Peer foreman.
The Common Council had a short time previous pur-
chased an engine for the use of the company.
In August, 1869, the company disbanded, and
April 9, Is;::, a new one was organized, with the
following officers : President. Peter S. Kugler; Vice-
President, Charles S. Joiner; Secretary, Albert P.
Brink; Treasurer, Albert P. William-: Foreman,
Garret L. Peer; Directors, Silas S. Wright, Munson
Baldwin, William V. Voorhees, Isaac II. Wilgus;
Kntrineer. Alfred I! ihrrsmi. i'.ut in less than a year
this company was numbered with the things of the
past, since which time Frenchtown has been without.
a fire department, though One is much needed.
The New Jersej Spoke-Works, Fargo, Baldwin &
Kaehline; the bending-works of A. S. Baring, on
Third Street; the Vegetable Fibre Companj (W. II.
Stabler superintended : the Empire Spoke-Works
(N. Slum/. A: Co.), and telegraph pin-factory of W.
IL Walrath. on t iemetery Street; broom-manufactory
of K. II. Opdyke, and fanning-mill factory of R. L.
William-, on Kingwood Avenue; chair-factory of
William Gordon, Sr., on Harrison 6 reet; carpet-
manufacturer, II. M. Palmer; sash-and-blind fac-
tory, Robinson & Lyon, Cemetery Street ; and II. M.
Palmer and Charles Wright, respectively en
in the manufacture oi carpets and cigars. There
are also the grist-mill of l>. K. Worman and the
saw-mill of Worman >v - Taylor.
Alexandria township was set off from Bethle-
hem by the board of justices and freeholders of Hun-
terdon County, March 5, 1765. It was named after
James Alexander, who, Nov. 1, 1744, became possessed
of 10,000 acres of land, lying mostly in this township,
of the West Jersey Land Society's great tract. Be-
fore Holland was set off, this township contained
31,095 acres ; since then, 16,444 acres. The valua-
tion of taxable property is rated at $925,770 ; popu-
GEOGRAPHICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE.
Alexandria lies in the northwestern part of the
county. It is bounded northwest by the Musconet-
cong Creek, which separates it from Warren County ;
northeast by Bethlehem and Union townships ; south-
east by Franklin and Kingwood townships ; south-
west and west by the Delaware Eiver and Holland
The Musconetcong Mountain runs in a direction
nearly northeast and southwest across the northern
part; the southeastern section is nearly level; the
surface of the remaining part is gently undulating,
sloping slightly towards the southwest. The Wissa-
hawkenf Creek, a mill-stream, rises from several
sources in the northeastern portion, runs in a south-
erly direction, and empties into the Delaware! at
Milford. The branches of the Hakeahawka? rise in
the eastern part, run southwesterly through the cen-
tral, and empty into the Delaware at Case's saw-mill.
The Nississackaway || rises in the southeastern section,
runs southwesterly, and empties into the Delaware at
Frenchtown. Several branches of the head-waters of
the Capolon,1[ a creek tributary to the South Branch
of Raritan, also have their sources in the southeastern
part, and pass out of the township at Pittstown. The
* By Henry Race, A.M., M.D.
f Called IVickahawkin in Robert Emloy's field-notes of a survey iu
1747 ; Weichahaldtig in Allen and Turner's survey in 1749 ; WlulchnJcen in
Faden's map, 1777 ; Wliickahawktn in some early manuscripts ; Ilukiho-
kake in Beers, Comstock and Clino's map ; HaJciokake in Cornell's map;
QuequacommUaicong in Hughes 1 map, and also in a manuscript of 1770.
X The Delaware is called Zuj/dt, or South, River in Vischer's map. pub-
lished about 1G60, and in Daniel Leeds' survoy of the Byerly tract, in
1710, Bouth River or Fish Creek,
% Called Uarikokuke in Cook's map; Kakeahawcalte in Hughos' map;
Eakeahawka in nearly all tho early surveys and other manuscripts of
colonial times in which it occurs.
fl In the survey of tho West Jersey Land .Society's great tract, in 1711,
il it: r;ilb'd U,:,l„imi:biu^nj ; in 1'adeii'n map, 1777, N>:.'.!inr!,iu:katmiy ; in
Cook's map, Ninhimikawkk ; in Beers, OomBtock and Clino's map, Niclm-
tiktuciek; and in Elisha Einloy's field-notes, Nt:n)iana<:kawick.
^ Called Capooaulang in the survey of the West Jersey Soeioty's tract,
many rivulets which converge to form these beautiful
streams meander through every neighborhood south
of the Musconetcong.** They are mostly unfailing,
and afford power for several mills.
Every part of the township is productive of wheat,
rye, Indian corn, buckwheat, flax, the grasses, and
root-crops. The red-shale soil is generally more fa-
vorable to wheat, rye, and oats than to corn, buck-
wheat, and other late summer crops.
In a survey made March 30, 1710, by Daniel Leeds,
" for Thomas Byerly, Esq., one of the Proprietors of
the Western Division of New Jersey," he ran along
the Maghaghtmeck (Musconetcong) Mountain "till
one come opposite to the Indian Burying-place ; thence
N. W. through the said Buiying-place, &c." This
latter phrase seems to imply that the " said Burying-
place" was of considerable extent. Its precise locality
is less than a quarter of a mile east of the public road
from Spring Mills to Hughesville, on land now be-
longing to Jacob C. Huff. There are no traces of it
to be seen at present. The last part of it was plowed
over about twenty years ago. Mr. Henry Huff, an
old man living near, remembers that .sixty years ago
it occupied a large space. Mr. Jonas Wieder dis-
tinctly remembers one grave, indicated by a red-shale
stone, lettered " Chief." It is presumable, from its
extent, that this burial-place had been used for a long-
time by the Indians of a large scope of country.
The manner of making and marking their graves,
as remembered by Mr. Huff and Mr. Wieder, was
similar to that of white people. If there is no mis-
take in the recollections of these aged men respecting
the appearance of the graves, it would seem probable
that the Delawares of this section adopted this mode
after the first European immigration. The Indians
generally left their dead in a sitting posture and cov-
ered the graves in the form of a pyramid. They were
very careful about preserving their places of sepul-
ture, and often returned to visit them.
William Penn, Gawen Lawrie, and Nicholas Lucas
were seized, in trust for Edward Byllynge, of ninety
one- hundredth (undivided) parts of the western di-
vision of New Jersey, and by indenture bearing date
March 2, 1676, conveyed one of the said ninety one-
hundredth parts to Robert Squib, Sr., and Robert
** Musconetcong Creole ii
Leeds' survey, 1710.
ailed Maghaghtmeck iu tho return of Daniol
ALKX A MM: I A.
Squib, Jr., in fee. Robert Squib, Sr., by indenture
dated Nov. 10, MiSli, released his <-t :it i-. ami interest
therein, unto the said Robert Squib, .Ir., in fee.
Edward Byllynge, Grawen Lawrie, unci Nicholas
Lucas, by indenture dated Dee. Ill, lijsl, granted to
Robert Squib, Jr., in fee, one other ninetieth part,
whereby he became seized of two ninetieths. Being
so seized, lie died, having first made ;i will, dated July
7, L694, by which he devised all his estate, including
the I mi ninetieth*, to bis executors, Nathan Tilson and
Jonathan Johnson, in trust, to sell the same, ami to
apply the money arising therefrom to the uses men-
tioned in his will.
By indenture dated Jan. 26, 1705, the above-named
executors conveyed the tim undivided ninetieth parts
to Thomas Byerly, K.s.p, oiiediall' thereof being ill
trust for Robert Darker, of Gray's Inn.
Thomas Byerly, by indenture dated March L9, 1709,
mortgaged one of the ninrtii-thn to < leorgo « 'lark, " for
the -i i m of 1150 oz. of plate silver money, and the in-
terest thereof, at the rate of 8 per cent."
( )n or about Jan. [9, 1711. there were "surveyed and
[aid "lit" to the said Thomas Byerly 21,363 acres, in
right of his two proprieties, in two tracts, situated in
the county of Hunterdon (on both Bides of Musconet-
cong Creel and bordering on the Delaware), which
survey was approved by tl mncil of proprietors,