Guide to the Papers of Peter Middagh 1733-1783 MG 602

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Arrangement
Restrictions
Access Points
Related Material Administrative Information
Bibliography

Container List

Military and Financial Documents


Guide to the Papers of Peter Middagh
1733-1783
MG 602
The New Jersey Historical Society.
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. September 2003. 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

Creator: Peter Middagh
Title: Peter Middagh Papers
Dates: 1733-1783
Abstract: This collection contains the muster rolls, certificate, and receipts of Peter Middagh, covering the years 1733 to 1783.
Quantity: 0.02 linear feet (13 items)
Collection Number: MG 602

Biographical Note

Peter Middagh, a resident of Hunterdon County in New Jersey, served in the New Jersey Provincial Assembly in the year 1754. In 1760, he acted as paymaster for the New Jersey Regiment.

Middagh’s grandfather, Aert Middagh (Meddach), emigrated from Heikop, Utrecht Province, the Netherlands in 1661. His father, Jan Aertsen Middagh, was born in 1662, and married Elizabeth Smit on January 4, 1690. In addition to Peter, they had five other children: Dirck, Catherine, Johannes, Cornelius, and Matthew. Middagh was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church at North Branch, New Jersey, now known as the Readington Church in Readington, New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the muster rolls, certificate, and receipts of Peter Middagh, covering the years 1733 to 1783.

The first of two mustter rolls is dated May 16, 1760; it is the muster roll of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Hunt of the New Jersey Regiment, with 150 soldiers listed. In it Hunt attests to seeing “Peter Middagh Pay to the within Mentioned… raised by me for the New Jersey Regiment.” Also included is the muster roll of Captain George Coryell from May 17, 1760, which lists fifty-one soldiers that were raised by him, where again Middagh paid each recruit his bounty.

The papers also contain receipts for Middagh’s payments of his debts to others, including Cornelius Low, Cornelius Middagh, and Dirck Middagh. Most notable amongst the receipts is one dated May 17, 1760, from Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Hunt for 150 pounds proclamation money received as authorized by Act of Assembly; it was levy money for recruiting the soldiers listed in Hunt’s aforementioned muster roll. Some receipts are written in Dutch, and are identified accordingly in the container list.

A certificate of attendance at the New Jersey General Assembly session by Middagh in October 1754 completes the collection.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material and chronologically therein.

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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, and forms documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Morris, Robert Hunter, ca. 1700-1764.
Subject Organizations:
New Jersey–Legislature–General Assembly.
Subject Places:
New Jersey–History–1775-1865.
New Jersey–History–Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States–History–French and Indian War, 1755-1763.
Document Types:
Certificates.
Muster rolls.
Subject Occupations
Legislators–New Jersey.

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Related Material

For related material to Peter Middagh at the New Jersey Historical Society, see:

Manuscript Group 17, Robert Hunter Morris Papers

Manuscript Group 41, Samuel Smith Papers

Manuscript Group 46, New Jersey Legislature Minutes

Manuscript Group 59, Jacob Spicer Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 602, Peter Middagh Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated in part by Dr. W. Clay Middaugh of Easton, Pennsylvania.

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Bibliography

Allaben, Frank. The Ancestry of Leander Howard Crall. New York: The Grafton Press, 1908.

Nelson, William. Members of the New Jersey Assembly, 1754. Paterson, New Jersey: The Press Printing and Publishing Co., 1895. From the Halsey Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

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Container List

Military and Financial Documents

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Muster Roll of soldiers raised by Lt. Col. Samuel Hunt for the New Jersey Regiment 1760 May 16
1 1 Muster Roll of soldiers raised by Capt. George Coryell for the New Jersey Regiment 1760 May 17
1 2 Receipt: C. Van Horne 1733 Oct 20
1 2 Receipt: Joshua Isaacs 1740 Mar 5
1 2 Receipt: Cornelius Low 1740 Nov 3
1 2 Receipt: Cornelius Middagh 1749 May 20
1 2 Receipt: Dirck Middagh 1752 June 21
1 2 Receipt: D. Sebering 1752 June 22
1 2 Receipt: Lt. Col. Samuel Hunt for levy money for the New Jersey Regiment 1760 May 17
1 2 Receipt: John Van Camporn 1778 Apr 5
1 2 Receipt: L. Beatty 1778 Dec 14
1 2 Receipt: A. Locke 1783 June 28
1 2 Certificate for attendance at General Assembly in Oct. 1754 with a receipt from Peter Middagh on the back 1754 Oct 21, 1754 Nov 11

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