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Richard S. Hutchinson

 

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This site is dedicated to the research of the various Hutchinson family lines from central New Jersey in the 1700s; Burlington County, Middlesex County and Monmouth County. The three main Hutchinson family groups in this area at the above period were:  William & Ann (Simpson) Hutchinson family, Jonathan & Elizabeth (Dissosway) Hutchinson family, and the John & Elizabeth (Pearson) Hutchinson family.  Here you will also find a "time-line" of the "known" family members of the early 1600's New Jersey Hutchinson "Proprietors" of the Yorkshire Tenth and New Jersey in general; consisting of Thomas Hutchinson and George Hutcheson/Hutchinson line with Robert and Ralph Hutchinson's association with these lines.

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Hightstown Gazette, Hightstown, NJ Series - Abstracts of the Deaths & Marriages

The above Hightstown Gazette books are available from the author at SEARCHNJ@aol.com

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This Item Is Now Available Thru Heritage Books & Willow Bend Books Above!

Abstracts of the New Jersey Council of Safety Minutes, 1777-1778

The record of the New Jersey Council of Safety is a little known but an important source for New Jersey history during the American Revolution. The function of the Council of Safety was to protect the State from the enemy while providing the militia with whatever they needed in order to fight. This work is an “abstraction” of the important proceedings found in the five volumes of the records of the New Jersey Council of Safety from March 18th, 1777 through October 8th, 1778, with a complete index of all the individuals named therein who appeared before them. It names the members of the Council attending, the names of those appearing before them, their sureties, the prisoners, those persons who voluntarily went over to the “Enemy” in New York City or who were forcibly removed from New Jersey, including the names of their wives and children when so indicated. It names those persons securing the warning beacons, the lead, the flints, those making bullets, the millers, the coopers, and the other professions. It also names the Council's guards, some of the wounded soldiers and their doctors and/or wives or caregivers when they were named. 

The importance of this work is that it now gives the researcher the names of those people who had the fortune or misfortune to appear before the Council of Safety. It is an untapped source for the genealogist working on New Jersey families during this period of the Revolution.

(In the series of the East New Jersey Land Records below, the dates are those found on the original books.  However, these dates do not represent the years in which the land sales, purchases, and the deeds took place.  The original book dates are the dates that the deed was brought in and recorded.  In all cases, the actual deeds in all these books, are much earlier with some dating or referring to deeds of the 1600s.  So, do not depend upon the original book dates when searching for the earliest date of your ancestor's purchase or sale of property.) 

The Following Books Are Available Thru Colonial Roots [www.ColonialRoots.com] Above

East New Jersey Land Records - Books I2-K2 - 1757-1763
(Dates of Deed's Acknowledgement), 203 pp, Indexed
#D 4551,$22.00

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records found in East Jersey Volumes - I2 & K2 covering counties of Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth and Somerset. The major part of the deeds in this book were transacted in the early 1700s but not recorded until the dates above. Bergen County deeds begin to slowly appear in this volume as part of East Jersey during this period. As in all of these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of the various events. 

East New Jersey Land Records - Books G2-H2 - 1747-1757
(Dates of Deed's Acknowledgement), 211 pp, Indexed
#D 4550,$23.00

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records found in East Jersey Volumes - G2 & H2 covering counties of Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and a few Burlington & Sussex. The major part of the deeds in this book were transacted in the early 1700s but not recorded until the dates above; with one dated 1668/9.  Although Bergen County was part of East Jersey during this period, the deeds for this period were recorded at the county courthouse and were not found in these two rolls. Due to Bergen's northwestern boundary not being settled until mid-1750's, Bergen's deeds begin to appear in the East Jersey deed books in volumes I2 & K2. As in all of these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of the various events.

East New Jersey Land Records - Books E2-F2 - 1737-1747
(Dates of the Deed's
Acknowledgement), 224 pp, Indexed
#D 4552, $25.00

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records found in East Jersey Volumes - E2 & F2 covering counties of Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and a few Bergen and Burlington. The major part of the deeds in this book were transacted in the early 1700s but not recorded until the dates above. In the E2 Book section, the earliest deed dated was 1689 and the earliest recorded date was 1706/7.  In the F2 Book section, the earliest deed was dated 1697/8.  In these books, were found some birth records, a slave manumission and the purchase, by a mariner, of a named slave child, 2 years old. As in all of these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of the various events.

 East Jersey Land Records - Books A3-B3 - 1763-1766
(Dates of the Deed's Acknowledgement), 168 pp, Indexed
#D 4553, $22.00

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records found in East Jersey Volumes - A-3 & B-3 covering counties of Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and a few Burlington. The major part of the deeds in this book were recorded in the 1760s. In the Volume A-3 Book section, the earliest deed dated was 1690. In the B-3 Book section, the earliest deed was dated 1689. As in all of these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of the various events.

East Jersey Land Records - Books K-C3 - 1727 - 1736/7
(Dates of the Deed's Acknowledgement), 168 pp, Indexed
#D 4554, $21.00

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records found in East Jersey Volumes - K & C-3 covering counties of Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and a few Burlington and Sussex. In the Volume K, the earliest deed dated is 6 Jan 1687. Several of the deeds in Volume C-3 were transacted in 23 June 1664 and are the founding deeds of New Jersey from James, the Duke of York. As in all of these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of the various events.

East Jersey Land Records - Books C2-D2 - 1719 - 1727
(Dates of the Deed's Acknowledgement), 133 pp, Indexed
#D 4555, $21.00

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records found in East Jersey Volumes - C-2 & D-2 covering counties of Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Somerset. In Volume C-2, the earliest deed is dated 1682 with other deeds in the 1600s.  As in all these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of various events - such as the 1721, NY will of Albert Terhunen; and a grantee who lost his deed after being taken by Pirates.  In Volume D-2, there are the birth dates and circumcision record of two brothers, a full detailed deed map in 1722 showing adjoining lands, roads and homes & names of the land owners; a 1691 pre-nuptial agreement; and a West NJ deed. 

East Jersey Land Records - Books A2-B2 - 1715 - 1722
(Dates of the Deed's Acknowledgement), 138 pp, Indexed
#D 4556, $22.00

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records found in East Jersey Volumes - A-2 & B-2 covering counties of Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Bergen, Somerset, and a few Burlington and Hunterdon. In Volume A-2, the earliest deed is dated 1690 & in Volume B-2, the earliest deed is dated 1685; and having other deeds in the 1600s.  As in all these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of various events - such as the 1705 Will of Jonathan Holms, of Newport, RI; the 1714 Will of Thomas Cooper, of London; a 1697 Deed in Trust for several named Negro slaves; and several deeds involving Native Americans for their land in West NJ.

East Jersey Land Records - Books H-I-"Little K" - 1702 - 1717
(Dates of the Deed's Acknowledgement), 223 pp, Indexed
#D 4557, $26.50

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records found in East Jersey Volumes - H, I, & "Little K" covering counties of Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, and a few Burlington. In Volume H, the earliest deed is dated 1681 & in Volume I, the earliest deed is dated 1671; and all having other deeds in the 1600s.  As in all these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of various events & details - such as several early Wills, several early Intestate filings, a filing detailing an early intended wedding, several deeds involving Native Americans selling their land including details of what they were paid, and a listing of the early records maintained by the state. 

East Jersey Land Records - Books D-3,E-3, & F-3 - 1766 - 1772
(Dates of the Deed's Acknowledgement), 235 pp, Indexed
#D 4558, $27.00

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records found in East Jersey Volumes - D3-E3-F3 covering counties of Bergen, Burlington (some), Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Sussex, Morris. In Volume D3, the earliest deed is dated 1705, in Volume E3, the earliest deed is dated 1690, and in Volume F3, the earliest deed is dated 1695; and all having earlier deeds than the date on the books. As in all these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of various events & details - such as several early Wills, family burial locations, the listings of the lands of some early Proprietors, and several deeds involving Native Americans selling their lands, and the exchange of land for a Mulatto infant, aged 11 months, in 1739.  

East Jersey Land Records - Books G-3,H-3 - 1772 - 1791
(Dates of the Deed's Acknowledgement), 216 pp, Indexed
#D 4559, $26.50

This book covers abstracted deeds and related records, including some wills, slave sales and marriage contracts found in the Volumes - G3-H3 covering counties of Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth; and also Somerset County (which was formed out of Middlesex County in 1688), Burlington, Hunterdon, Sussex and Morris. The period of these books,1772 to 1791,is the general period of recording, not the date of the actual transaction (land sales, conveyances, mortgages, powers of attorney, etc.) which oft times predated 1772.  In these the earliest entry is from 1688 with the oldest being one deed dated 1791. As in all these volumes, there are many family relationships given with the dates of various events & details - such as several early Wills, family burial locations, the listings of the lands of some early Proprietors.  This book also includes several land surveys with the actual drawing of the land as recorded by the surveyor in the actual book. However, these drawings could not be accurately produced in this volume.

This will be the last deed book in this series.  The individual counties began recording deeds in 1785, if not earlier.

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A NEW DEED BOOK - MIDDLESEX CO., VIRGINIA

1767 - 1785

131 pages, indexed

#D 4750, $21.00

This is a departure from New Jersey records for me but it afforded me an opportunity to look at some deed records in another state, which contain very interesting material for those researching in that area.  This book contains over 200 names of slaves and the names of their owners, and in some cases their age, and with their families.  There are numerous Indentures involving the sale of slaves, slaves traded for land and or used as security.  You will also find prenuptial marriage arrangements, many family relationships, indicators of when a person died.  It also contained an Inquisition of a resident re: being a British subject.  Also, is named an expectant mother “who was big with” child, and several lists of the personal contents of residences taken as collateral for a loan.

The copies of the pages in this book were brittle due to age, exhibited damage around the edges with portions of entire text missing in several cases. The pages were not originally numbered but numbers have been added in pencil at some point. The working images in some cases were faint and at times difficult to read.  But, a great book for folks working on their family from this county in this early period.

Coming soon is a Middlesex Co, Virginia, Court Order Book - May 1785 - April 1786, of 71 pages and another deed book beginning in 1786, where the above book ended.

 

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New Jersey Hutchinson Family Researcher

  1. William & Ann (Simpson) Hutchinson Family, Monmouth & Middlesex County, New Jersey

  2. Jonathan & Elizabeth (Dissosway) Hutchinson Family, Middlesex County, New Jersey

  3. James & Sarah (Tindall) Hutchinson, my 4th great-grandfather, of West Windsor Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, and his brothers, Isaac, Amos, and William Hutchinson with family photos, maps, and some the grist mills of his brother, Amos "Fack" Hutchinson and family.

  4. John & Elizabeth (Pearson) Hutchinson Family, Middlesex & Burlington County, New Jersey [Photo - Robert T. Hutchinson, b. 1 August 1806 in NJ-d. 7 August 1876 in Moreland, Webster County, Iowa, the son of Benjamin & Jane (Taylor) Hutchinson, grandson of Thomas H. & Mary Hutchinson, and great-grandson of John & Elizabeth above.] [Photo - Israel Hutchinson, born 9 Feb 1818, Burlington Co, New Jersey, died 23 Dec 1914, Vermillionville, La Salle Co, Illinois and Photo - Smith Spencer Hutchinson,the nephew of Israel, born 10 Sept 1839, La Salle Co, Illinois, died 16 May 1863, in the Battle of Champion Hill, Mississippi. He served in the 10th Iowa Infantry, Co. H. When he enlisted 23 August 1861, he was living in Rippey, Illinois. His father was Jonathan Hutchinson, born abt 1815 in New Jersey - died 19 November 1861, La Salle Co, Illinois. His father, Jonathan, & Israel were the sons of Smith Hutchinson. They drove the Burgess family from New Jersey to Illinois and they both married daughters of the Burgess family. This Civil War image was found for sale on Ebay in 2001. When I saw the name, I had a "hunch" he was related to this Hutchinson line because of his first name being "Smith." I suspected he was the grandson of Smith Hutchinson, of Trenton area, New Jersey; and after further research in his Pension Records, I can prove that he was descended from him.

  5. Just found July 2009 - The 1723 NJ Bible of Isaac Hutchinson, of Hunterdon Co., NJ, who was the grandson of Thomas Hutchinson, one of the Proprietors of West New Jersey, which contains his relationship to his father John and his grandfather, Thomas Hutchinson and the Family Record of his wives and their children. After the Bible information is a time-line of Isaac's grandfather Thomas "The Proprietor" & Dorothy (Storr) Hutchinson Family, Talbot County, MD; and Burlington & Hunterdon County, New Jersey; including George "The Proprietor" Hutcheson Family, New Castle, DE & Central New Jersey; and Robert Hutchinson Family, New Castle, DE & Central New Jersey; and the Ralph Hutchinson Family, brother to Robert above, of Delaware & New Jersey

  6. Robert "Huchason," Robert Hutcheson, and Robert & Sarah Hutchinson, of Middlesex & Monmouth County, New Jersey

  7. Nathaniel Hutchinson Family, Middlesex County, NJ; Virginia, Georgia, Territory of Florida and back to Georgia with family photos.

  8. Robert Hutchinson Family, Middlesex County, NJ; Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana

  9. DNA relationships between descendants of William Hutchinson, John Hutchinson and Jonathan Hutchinson, all of central New Jersey in the early 1700s

  10. Research of Charles Robbins Hutchinson (1838-1927), of Mercer & Monmouth County, New Jersey, on George Hutcheson/Hutchinson [New Jersey Proprietor], Robert Hutcheson/Hutchinson, Joseph Hutchinson, John Hutchinson and Thomas Hutchinson.

  11. The Hutchinson family of "Caspiana Plantation," on the Red River, in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, who descend from the William and Ann (Simpson) Hutchinson family, mentioned above, of Middlesex County, New Jersey; with family photos.

  12. Signature of Judge Matthias Hutchinson, of the Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, b. 7 July 1744, the son of Randall & Elizabeth (Harvey) Hutchinson, and grandson of John & Phebe (Kirkbride) Hutchinson, of Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  13. John Hutchinson, who married Joyce Venables, was the son of Thomas Hutchinson, "The Proprietor," of Hutchinson Manor, in what was then Hopewell Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, and is NOT the John Hutchinson, of Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who married Phebe Kirkbride, the daughter of Joseph and Phebe (Blackshaw) Kirkbride.

  14. Now, will the real John Hutchinson, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who DOES  connect to the New Jersey line of Thomas Hutchinson,"The Proprietor," & wife, Dorothy (Storr) Hutchinson - Please Identify Himself ? [See the July 2009 Bible find in the above item #5.]

  15. On 8 February 1777, at the Trenton Militia Barracks, Trenton, NJ, two-hundred & eight inhabitants, including a few women, from the central New Jersey area, began coming before Ceasar Rodney, Brid. General of the Militia, to take an Oath of Allegiance to the United States of North America, and to maintain the Independence of same, by signing their names to the Oath. The Hutchinsons on this list are from the Jonathan & Elizabeth (Dissosway) Hutchinson and the John & Elizabeth (Pearson) Hutchinson lines. [Use these signatures, as I have done, for handwriting analysis to aid you in identifying your ancestors.]

    Below are the actual signatures photocopied from the document they signed in 1777.

    Click on following individual pages.  

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