Guide to the Mansfield Township Meeting Minutes 1697-1773 MG 218

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Descriptive Summary

 

Historical Note

 

Scope and Content Note

 

Restrictions

 

Access Points

 


Related Material

 


Administrative Information

 

Bibliography

 

Container List

 

Minutes

Guide to the Mansfield Township

Meeting Minutes

1697-1773MG 218Inventory prepared by James Lewis, July 2001, as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


 

Guide to the Mansfield Township
Meeting Minutes
1697-1773

MG 218

 

 

The New Jersey Historical Society

 

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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher

 

Inventory prepared by James Lewis, July 2001, as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

 

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. February 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written
in English.

 

 


 

Descriptive Summary

 

Title: Mansfield Township
Meeting Minutes
Dates: 1697-1773
Abstract: Processed by James Lewis in July 2001 as part of the “Farm to City Project,” funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Quantity: .02 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 218

Historical Note

 

William Ensley and William Black settled the Mansfield Township area in 1677 and were followed by Quakers including Michael Newbold, Jonathan Bacon and Thomas Scattergood. Mansfield Township, Burlington County was incorporated in 1798 but was reduced in size by Bordentown and the creation of Florence in 1852. Mansfield is one of the northeastern townships of Burlington County bounded on the north and northeast by Bordentown; the northwest by Chesterfield; the south by Springfield; and the southwest by Florence.

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Scope and Content Note

 

This collection consists of one volume of minutes of the Mansfield Township Committee with dates from 1697-1773. The meetings were held annually to elect town officers (i.e. clerks, overseers of the highways, overseers of the poor, and constables). The volume also includes residents’ complaints and applications for the construction of roads, “warrants for the relief of the poor,” and lists of cattle earmarks. The township committee met at individual’s homes until 1733 when a Meeting House was finally erected.

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Restrictions

 

Access Restrictions

 

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

 

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

 

Use Restrictions

 

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

 

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

 

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Organizations:
Mansfield Township Committee (Mansfield, Burlington County, N.J. : Township)
Subject Topics:
Cattle–Marking–New Jersey.
Committees–New Jersey.
Local elections–New Jersey.
Meetings–New Jersey.
Municipal officials and employees–New Jersey.
Poor–New Jersey.
Roads–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Burlington County (N.J.)
Mansfield (Burlington County, N.J. : Township)
Document Types:
Minutes.

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Related Material

 

For more information on the Mansfield Township see:

Manuscript Group 775, Gibbs Family Papers.

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Administrative Information

 

Preferred Citation

 

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 218, Mansfield Township
Minutes, The New Jersey Historical Society.

 

Acquisition Information

 

This collection was the gift of Clement B. Newbold through Reverend E.B. Stockton in 1912.

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Bibliography

 

Major E. M. Woodward. History of Burlington County, New Jersey with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men.Philadelphia, PA: Everts and Peck, 1883.

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Container List

 

Minutes

 

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Committee Meeting Minutes 1697-1773

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