Guide to the Parker Family (Perth Amboy, NJ), Collection 1676-1946 MG 18

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

Container List

Series 1: Letters and Documents,

Series 2: Surveys, Estates, Deeds and Patents, 1824-1796

Series 3: Tracts, Estates, Allotments, Business Papers and Leases, [ca. 1751]-1835

Series 4: Land Surveys, 1676-1894

Series 5: Correspondence, 1718-1946

Series 6: Deeds and Indentures, 1763-1860

Series 7: Land Transactions, 1701-1849

Series 8: Parker Family Financial Papers, 1686-1797

Series 9: Miscellaneous Parker Family Papers, 1768-1931


Guide to the Parker Family (Perth Amboy, NJ), Collection
1676-1946
MG 18
The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Processed by Althea Bernheim and Danielle Kovacs 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. June 2005. 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: Parker Family
Title: Parker Family (Perth Amboy, NJ), Collection
Dates 1676-1946
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, land surveys and transactions, legal papers, architectural drawings, wills, poetry, deeds, and indentures pertaining to the Parker family of Perth Amboy.
Quantity: 7.0 linear feet / 13 boxes
Collection Number: MG 18

Biographical Note

JAMES PARKER (1725-1797) James Parker (1725-1797), the son of Janet Johnstone (d.1741) and John Parker (1693-1732), served in the colonial military as a young man. Some time after 1746, he left the army and partnered with Beverly Robinson and Andrew Johnston in a mercantile business. The company traded with the West Indies and in 1750-1751, Parker traveled to Jamaica for business reasons. Soon after this trip he settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to manage the family estate, which included the mansion known as “The Castle.” He married Gertrude Skinner (d.1811), the sister of Cortlandt Skinner (1727-1799), and with her started a family.

Parker served in a number of different capacities throughout his lifetime. He was an agent for the East Jersey Proprietors; an agent for the Hunterdon and Sussex County properties of Sir Robert Barker, an absentee landlord; a lawyer; a councilor under Governor William Franklin (1764-1775); and mayor of Perth Amboy (1771). In 1775, he declined the appointment as one of Perth Amboy’s delegates to the Provincial Congress, choosing instead to stay neutral during the escalating conflict. Though he had loyalist connections and sympathies, he remained neutral and moved his family to the farm he called “Shipley” in Bethlehem (now Union), Hunterdon County, New Jersey. In November of 1777, James Parker and two others were taken as loyalist hostages to ensure the safety of patriot captives. Parker was soon allowed to return to his family at “Shipley,” where they remained until the end of the war. In 1783, the Parkers moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey for two years before returning to the family home in Perth Amboy. James Parker died on October 4, 1797, leaving his son, James (1776-1868), to manage the remaining family lands.

JOHN PARKER (1729-1762) John Parker (1729-1762), James’ younger brother, served for five years (1745-1750) as a midshipman on board the British vessel Chester, and soon after sailed to Jamaica, Virginia, and Newfoundland. He then earned the rank of colonel through his service in the campaigns against the French in 1755 and 1756, and at Fort William Henry in 1757. In 1761, he was taken prisoner at Martinico, where he died on February 15th of the following year. John Parker never married.

JAMES PARKER (1766-1868) James Parker (1776-1868), son of Gertrude Skinner and James Parker (1725-1797), was born on March 3, 1776 in Bethlehem Township. He graduated from Columbia College in 1793, and was elected to the New Jersey Assembly in 1806. During his lifetime, James Parker was a director of the Delaware and Raritan Canal Company, a United States Representative, a member on the board of trustees for Rutgers College, a business executive, a philanthropist, and a president of the New Jersey Historical Society.

CORTLANDT PARKER (1818-1907)
Cortlandt Parker (1818-1907) was a prominent Newark lawyer and active in Whig (later Republican) politics.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the personal and business dealings of the Parker family of Perth Amboy and spans the years 1676-1946, with bulk dates of 1760-1820. Specific family members that are documented include James Parker (1725-1797), James Parker (1776-1868), and Cortlandt Parker (1818-1907).

The collection consists of the family’s correspondence, diaries, land surveys and transactions, legal papers, architectural drawings, wills, poetry, deeds, and indentures. Of special note are late eighteenth and early nineteenth century documents pertaining to trade with the West Indies, as well as petitions and counter-petitions concerning canal construction in Newark in 1837.

Documents and correspondence of the following individuals are included in the papers: James Alexander, William Alexander (Lord Stirling), Robert Allen, John Barberie, Robert Barclay, Andrew Bell, Ryneir Blanchard, Elisha Boudinot, Gilbert Budd, John Cochran, John Cooley, James Duane, Azariah Dunham, William Dunlap, Hamilton Fish, Nathan Ford, P.W. Freame, William Churchill Houston, Richard Howell, Robert Hunter, Andrew Johnston, Abraham Kitchel, Robert R. Livingston, Walter Livingston, William Livingston, Thomas Millidge, Samuel D. Morford, Lewis Morris, Richard R. Morris, Robert Hunter Morris, Cortlandt Parker, Elisha Parker, James Parker, William Paterson, John Penn, Richard Penn, Thomas Penn, John Reade, John Rutherford, David A. Ryerson, James Silver, John Stevens, Richard Stevens, Richard Stockton, Peter D. Vroom, and Peter Young.

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Arrangement

This collection is organized into nine series:

Series 1: Letters and Documents, 1764-1796

Series 2: Surveys, Estates, Deeds and Patents, 1824-1796

Series 3: Tracts, Estates, Allotments, Business Papers and Leases, [ca. 1751]-1835

Series 4: Land Surveys, 1676-1894

Series 5: Correspondence, 1718-1946

Series 6: Deeds and Indentures, 1763-1860

Series 7: Land Transactions, 1701-1849

Series 8: Parker Family Financial Papers, 1686-1797

Series 9: Miscellaneous Parker Family Papers, 1768-1931

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Alexander, James, 1691-1756
Alexander, William, 1726-1783
Barberie, John.
Barberie, Oliver
Barker, Robert, Sir, 1729?-1789
Blanchard, Ryneir.
Boudinot, Elisha, 1749-1819
Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892
Byerley, Thomas fl. 1706-1712
Cochran, John, 1730-1807
Cooley, John, 1749-1813
Duane, James, 1733-1797
Dunham, Azariah, 1718-1790
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839
Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893
Ford, Nathan, 1763-1829
Freame, Philadelphia W.
French, Philip, 1697-1782
Hake, Samuel, fl. 1775-1792
Herriot, Andrew, fl. 1789-1796
Houston, William Churchill, ca. 1746-1788
Howell, Richard, 1754-1802
Hunter, Robert, 1666-1734
Johnston, Andrew, fl. 1743-1763
Johnston, John, fl. 1724-1733
Kearny, Philip, 1733-1798
Kinsey, James, 1731-1803
Kitchel, Abraham, ca. 1679-1741
Lawrence, Elisha, fl. 1790-1795
Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797
Livingston, William, 1723-1790
MacAdams, William, fl. 1763-1783
Millidge, Thomas
Morford, Samuel D. (Samuel Denton), 1790-1865
Morris, Lewis, 1671-1746
Morris, Richard R.
Morris, Robert Hunter, ca. 1700-1764
Parker, Charles W. (Charles Wolcott), 1862-1948
Parker, Cortlandt, 1818-1907
Parker, Elisha
Parker, James, 1725-1797
Parker, James, 1776-1868
Parker, Jennet, fl. 1744-1751
Parker, Jonas, fl. 1790
Paterson, William, 1745-1806
Penn, John, 1729-1795
Penn, Richard, 1706-1771
Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775
Reid, John, 1656-1723
Robison, William Jr., fl. 1686-1713
Rutherfurd, John, 1760-1840
Rutherfurd, Walter, 1723-1804
Ryerson, David A., 1835-1910
Silver, James, fl. 1724-1732
Skinner, Philip Kearny, fl.1731-1792
Smyth, Frederick, 1732-1815
Smyth, Jacob, fl. 1787-1789
Stevens, John, 1716-1792
Stevens, Richard, 1723-1802
Stockton, Richard, 1730-1781
Throckmorton, William, fl. 1754-1768
Tilghman, James, 1716-1793
Subject Organizations:
Delaware and Raritan Canal.
East and West Jersey Society.
Erie Railroad Company.
New Jersey. Supreme Court.
New York (State). Supreme Court.
Supreme Court
Indian land transfers
Subject Topics:
Acquisition of property–New Jersey
Canals–New Jersey–Newark
International trade.
Lawyers–New Jersey–Perth Amboy.
Subject Places:
Manasquan (N.J.)
New Brunswick (N.J.)
Perth Amboy (N.J.)
Saddle River (N.J.)
Springfield (N.J.)
Toms River (N.J.)
Document Types:
Account books.
Architectural drawings.
Checks.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Daybooks.
Deeds.
Depositions.
Diaries.
Field notes.
Genealogies.
Indentures
Insurance policies.
Invitations.
Journals.
Land surveys.
Leases.
Legal documents.
Patents.
Petitions.
Promissory notes.
Receipts.
Warrants.
Wills.

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Related Material

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

Manuscript Group 287, James Parker (1725-1797) and John Parker (1729-1762) Papers

Manuscript Group 546, James Parker Papers

Manuscript Group 747, James Parker (1776-1868) and Cortlandt Parker Papers

Manuscript Group 1026, Edward M. Colie Papers

For related materials on the Parker family at other institutions, see:

Manuscript Group 436, James Parker Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 18, Parker (Perth Amboy, N.J.) Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles S. Boggs and Robert Davidson, 1845, 1849.

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Container List

Series 1: Letters and Documents,

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 James Parker: letters, drafts, documents 1766-1786
1 2 Documents regarding Springfield lands ca. 1770-1789
1 3 Manuscripts relating to Gov. John Penn ca. 1764-1770
1 4 Manuscripts relating to Gov. John Penn 1764-1770
1 5 James Parker, letter to Mr. John Cooley (?) 1794 Aug. 20
1 6 “Papers in the matter of the sale of Undrawn lots in Sussex Allotments, John Rutherford and James Parker Properties” (folder 1 of 2) 1818-1846
1 7 “Papers in the matter of the sale of Undrawn lots in Sussex Allotments, John Rutherford and James Parker Properties” (folder 2 of 2) 1818-1846
1 8 Papers relating to Walter Livingston’s rights to 2/5 of the estate of the late Andrew Herriot 1789-1796
1 9 Philip Kearny Skinner: Papers relating to his Estate in New Jersey (folder 1 of 2) 1731-1792
1 10 Philip Kearny Skinner: Papers relating to his Estate in New Jersey (folder 2 of 2) 1731-1792
1 11 Documents regarding the sale of Undrawn lots in Sussex

(folder 1 of 2)

1818-1848
1 12 Documents regarding the sale of Undrawn lots in Sussex

(folder 2 of 2)

1745 Jan. 28
1 13 Saddle River Ejectment Case 1754-1766

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Series 2: Surveys, Estates, Deeds and Patents, 1824-1796

Box Folder Title Date
2 1 Documents:Confiscated Estates ca. 1784-1796
2 2 Robert Barker, lands in Hunterdon County (folder 1 of 2) ca. 1765-1785
2 3 Robert Barker, lands in Hunterdon County (folder 2 of 2) ca. 1765-1785
2 4 Documents re: Proprietary Surveys in Passaic, Bergen, and Morris Counties. ca. 1785-1796
2 5 Sussex County leases (folder 1 of 3) ca. 1765-1795
2 6 Sussex County leases (folder 2 of 3) ca. 1765-1795
2 7 Sussex County leases (folder 3 of 3) ca. 1765-1795
2 8 John Johnstone lease to James Silver ca. 1724-1732
2 9 Documents: proprietary lands- James Parker and William Throckmorton ca. 1754-1768
2 10 Letters, John Barberie and Andrew Johnston to James Parker ca. 1757-1761
2 11 Documents: Peapack Patent, Part I (folder 1 of 2) 1768-1787
2 12 Documents: Peapack Patent, Part I (folder 2 of 2) 1768-1787
2 13 Documents: Romopock Tract, Franklin Township, Bergen County ca.1795
2 14 Peapack Agreements, Part I (folder 1 of 3) ca. 1794-1798
2 15 Peapack Agreements, Part II (folder 2 of 3) ca. 1794-1798
2 16 Peapack Agreements, Part III (folder 3 of 3) ca. 1794-1798

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Series 3: Tracts, Estates, Allotments, Business Papers and Leases, [ca. 1751]-1835

Box Folder Title Date
3 1 Peapack Leases ca. 1765
3 2 Sussex Allotments (Rutherford Powers of Atty.) ca. 1793-1835
3 3 James Parker, memoranda, business papers. “New Brunswick Period” 1784-1795
3 4 John Parker & James Parker: statements of Account ca. 1751-1759
3 5 Dr. Johnston’s Estate, Toms River and Manasquan 1763-1820
3 6 Documents: Samuel Hake vs. Lord Stirling (1 of 2) ca. 1789-1792
3 7 Documents: Samuel Hake vs. Lord Stirling (2 of 2) ca. 1789-1792
3 8 Documents regarding Philip French Estate, Part I (1 of 2) 1783-1790
3 9 Documents regarding Philip French Estate, Part II (2 of 2) ca. 1754-1768
3 10 New Brunswick Lots 1790-1795
3 11 Parker deed (loaned by Estate of the late Cortlandt Parker) n.d.
3 12 Receipts 1794-1795
3 13 Sharon Plantation Dispute, Part I 1737-1793
Box Folder Title Date
2 14 Sharon Plantation Dispute, Part II 1737-1793
3 15 Real Estate Memoranda, Part I ca. 1780-1820
3 16 Real Estate Memoranda, Part II ca. 1780-1820
3 17 Documents: Society Tract 1794-1795

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Series 4: Land Surveys, 1676-1894

Box Folder Title Date
4 1 Jacob Smyth property, Perth Amboy 1787-1789
4 2 Middlesex County Lands 1790
4 3 “Transactions with Oliver Barberie” 1793
4 4 John Johnston’s Estate (land in Cumberland Co.) 1730-1755
4 5 Miscellaneous Documents, Part I (folder 1 of 2) ca. 1702-1841
4 6 “V. D.” Miscellaneous Documents, Part II (folder 2 of 2) 1702-1841
4 7 Paterson’s Land 1738-1792
4 8 Correspondence: James Parker, W. Smith, and J. Plenderleath 1789-1793
4 9 Account of paper currency, Pennsylvania letter of James Tilghman to John Penn ca. 1750-1772
4 10 Indenture between John Cochran and Walter Livingston 1792
4 11 New Jersey Land Surveys , Part I 1686-1791
4 12 New Jersey Land Surveys , Part II 1686-1791
4 13 New Jersey Land Surveys , Part III 1686-1791
4 14 New Jersey Land Surveys, Part I 1792-1801
4 15 New Jersey Land Surveys, Part II 1792-1801
4 16 New Jersey Land Surveys 1802-1832
4 17 New Jersey Land Surveys 1790-?
4 18 New Jersey Land Surveys 1850-1894
4 19 New Jersey Land Surveys n.d.

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Series 5: Correspondence, 1718-1946

Box Folder Title Date
5 1 Letters (sent, filed, and posted) (folder 1 of 4) 1793
5 2 Letters (sent, filed, and posted) (folder 2 of 4) 1794-1799
5 3 Letters (sent, filed, and posted) (folder 3 of 4) 1750-1786
5 4 Letters (sent, filed, and posted) (folder 4 of 4) 1787-1789
5 5 Letters 1790
5 6 Letters 1791-1792
5 7 Correspondence 1800-1824
5 8 Correspondence 1826
5 9 Philip Kearny Skinner: Papers relating to his Estate in New Jersey (folder 1 of 2) 1731-1792
5 10 Philip Kearny Skinner: Papers relating to his Estate in New Jersey (folder 2 of 2) 1731-1792
5 11 DParker Family correspondence 1829-1837
5 12 Letters received 1716/17-1764
5 13 Letters received 1765-1783
5 14 Letters, received (Filed and Posted) 1784-1786
5 15 Letters received (Filed and Posted) 1787-1790
5 16 Miscellaneous letters n.d.

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Series 6: Deeds and Indentures, 1763-1860

Box Folder Title Date
6 1 Letters received 1791-1792
6 2 Letters received (Filed and posted) 1793
6 3 Letters received (Filed and posted) 1794-1799
6 4 Correspondence between James Parker and his son Cortlandt 1865-1867
6 5 New Jersey Historical Society, Correspondence 1925-1930
6 6 New Jersey Historical Society, Correspondence 1930-1931
6 7 New Jersey Historical Society, Correspondence 1932
6 8 New Jersey Historical Society, Correspondence 1935-1946
6 9 Parker family materials relating to Northampton Co., Virginia and to the Hog Island Swindle of 1764-1804 1711-1804
6 10 Materials relating to Northampton Co., Virginia and to the Hog Island Swindle of 1764-1804 1711-1804
6 11 Correspondence between James Parker II and Peter D. Vroom 1836-1837
6 12 Correspondence of Charles W. Parker ca. 1920-1930s
6 13 Correspondence of Cortlandt Parker (folder 1 of 3) 1835-1837
6 14 Correspondence of Cortlandt Parker (folder 2 of 3) 1838-1867
6 15 Correspondence of Cortlandt Parker (folder 3 of 3) 1875-1900
6 16 Correspondence of Cortlandt Parker including a letter to William A. Whitehead, Collector of the Customs, Key West, Fla. (1838) and copy letters. 1838-1852

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Series 7: Land Transactions, 1701-1849

Box Folder Title Date
7 1 Transcriptions (incomplete) of land indentures and deeds (in oversize location) 1682-1725
7 2 Transcriptions of indentures and deeds (incomplete) (transferred to oversized location) 1726-1730
7 3 Transcriptions of indentures and deeds (incomplete) (transferred to oversized location) 1731-1763
7 4 Transcriptions (incomplete set) of indentures of deeds of Elisha Parker (transferred to oversize location) 1680-1717
7 5 Typescript of indenture (original transferred to oversize) 1764 June 8
7 6 Land, indentures, and deeds 1788 Mar.-Oct.
7 7 Land, indentures, and deeds 1788 Oct. 8
7 8 Indentures and deeds 1789
7 9 Land, indentures, and deeds (folder 1 of 3) 1790-1880
7 10 Land, indentures, and deeds (folder 2 of 3) 1790-1880
7 11 Land, indentures, and deeds (folder 3 of 3) 1790-1880
7 12 Land Advertisements 1719-1790
7 13 Mary Cox, deposition on Chestnut Brook and Spotswoods

Beginning

1753 Nov. 1
7 14 Note pertaining to James Parker 1776 Apr. 12
7 15 Calculation of Agreement 1773-1796
7 16 Correspondence: James Parker and John Rutherfurd (also, letter from James Johnston) 1764-1786

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Series 8: Parker Family Financial Papers, 1686-1797

Box Folder Title Date
8 1 East and West Jersey Society Records (folder 1 of 2) 1708-1794
8 2 East and West Jersey Society Records (photo stats) (2 of 2) 1708-1794
8 3 James Parker, articles of agreement (folder 1 of 2) 1773-1796, 1860
8 4 James Parker, articles of agreement (folder 2 of 2) 1773-1796, 1860
8 5 Memoranda re: Land Transaction (folder 1 of 2) 1717-1799
8 6 Memoranda re: Land Transaction (folder 2 of 2) 1818-1846
8 7 Letters, re: patents ?

1701-1795

1818-1846
8 8 Land, indentures, deeds 1769-1787
8 9 Lewis Morris, Warrant to T. Gardiner, West Jersey Surveyor General [3 copies] 1708 Sept. 10th
8 10 James Parker, Warrant for 1200 acres [positive and negative photo stats] 1761 Sept. 15th
8 11 James Stevens, acknowledgment of the receipt of money for the place sold to Benjamin Wright. 1789 Nov. 16
8 12 Sir Robert Barker, title searchers n.d.
8 13 James Parker, “Minutes of my Transactions relative to the undivided interest in the Society Tracts in Hunterdon County since the death of John Stevens” 1792 May 27-1794 July 3
8 14 Philip Skinner, title search [ca. 1760 Aug.]
8 15 Virginia Lands Papers [mss., copies, US Congressional docs.] 1779-1835
8 16 James Parker, New Valuation of Lots no. 3 & 4 1794 Sept. 3rd
8 17 Statement & proposals of sale of the estate of Sir Robert Barker 1789 Mar. 3rd
8 18 Hunterdon Co., N. J. warrant of distress against Jonas Parker and David Drake 1790 July 10
8 19 Warrants 1692-1766
8 20 Parker Family, misc. legal papers (includes some typescripts) 1703-1849

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Series 9: Miscellaneous Parker Family Papers, 1768-1931

Box Folder Title Date
9 1 Leases and Releases 1680-1789
9 2 Elisha Lawrence, “Certified Return of the Jury Line Stevens and Parker against Allen and Turner about the I. M. Tree.” 1795 Sept. 10
9 3 James Parker II, conditions of sale 1825-1834
9 4 Transcriptions (incomplete set) of indentures of deeds of Elisha Parker (transferred to oversize location) 1680-1717
9 5 Robert Barker, power of attorney for Thomas Byerleg (copy) 1706 July 29
9 6 Title searchers 1725-1819
9 7 Robert Barker, last will and testament [Extracted from the registry of the prerogative court of Canterbury] & codicils 1788, 1789, 1793
9 8 Sir Robert Barker, Last Will and Testament 1789 May 7
9 9 Will of James Parker (and Register’s office copy, 1823) 1797
9 10 Photo stats and typescripts of last will and testament of Frederick Smyth, probated (1815) 1815 Feb. 14
9 11 Philip Kearny, power of attorney for James Parker 1783 Sept.
9 12 James Parker, power of attorney to James Tompson and Samuel Gano 1786
9 13 Power of attorney to James Parker II 1847 May 1
9 14 John Fenton, bond to Benjamin Johnston 1719 May 30
9 15 Legal memorandum, N. Y. State Supreme Court 1733
9 16 W. P. Kearny, petition 1771 Apr. 10
9 17 Attorney’s instructions to Mr. Mac Adam pertaining to Sir Robert Barker 1775 June 7
9 18 Parker family Wills [photo stats from Secretary of State’s office and typed copies] 1709-1797
9 19 NJ Supreme Court, Executions Returnable at the September term 1776 1776
9 20 NJ Supreme Court, minutes of September term at Perth Amboy 1776 Sept. 3-7
9 21 Debt of Jacob Gearhart to Jerimiah Slaght 1787 Aug. 13
9 22 James and Cortlandt Parker, insurance policies on merchant ships 1784-1805
9 23 Pemberton” n.d.
9 24 Acts of the NJ Legislature 1738-1861
9 25 James Parker II, papers on the Coats’ Estate 1828-1846
9 26 James Parker, account books (2) 1753, 1754-1757
9 27 List of rents ca. 1765-1793
9 28 Account book from sloop “Eliza” 1785-1786
9 29 William Robison, Jr., account 1686-1713
9 30 New Brunswick, N. J., account book 1784-1785
9 31 James Parker I, accounts ca. 1770-1797
Box Folder Title Date
10 1 Cortlandt Parker, accounts current with West Indies 1798-1801
10 2 James Parker II, accounts ca. 1800-1830
10 3 Elisha Parker II, account book pertaining to the estates of John Parker and Jennet Parker. 1744-1751
10 4 Misc. accounts n.d.
10 5 Construction costs for Parker House 1764
10 6 Receipt of the Earl of Stirling 1775 Dec. 29th
10 7 James Parker II (1776-1868), account book 1862-1867
10 8 James Parker II, newspaper account book 1864-1867
10 9 Receipts and promissory notes 1746-1912
10 10 Various receipts of James Parker I ca. 1780-1790s
10 11 Parker “Castle” 1701-1938
10 12 James Parker II, notes on the state of New Jersey (2 drafts) ca. 1820
10 13 Robert Hunter, permission for Lewis Morris to negotiate for & purchase Indian lands above falls of Delaware/ Verso: Lewis Morris’s Declaration concerning the purchase of Indian lands. 1710, 1754
10 14 James Parker (1725-97), “Minutes of transactions….” 1751-1754
10 15 James Parker (1725-97), Diary fragment 1771 Apr. 14-19
10 16 James Parker (1776-1868), Diary 1863-1866
10 17 William A. Whitehead, biography of James Parker (24pp) 1868
10 18 Cortlandt Parker, speeches (folder 1 of 2) 1865-1898
10 19 Cortlandt Parker, speeches (folder 2 of 2) 1865-1898
Box Folder Title Date
11 1 James Parker II and Cortlandt Parker, receipt book 1805 Mar. 25-1812 Oct. 9
11 2 William Paterson, opinion 1786 Dec. 14
11 3 James Parker II, tax collector’s statement 1843-1844
11 4 Cortlandt Parker, stock transfer to Howard Savings Institution 1858 Dec. 9
11 5 Philip French, division of estate and mortgage calculations for William Livingston, et al. 1791 July 31 [3 items], n.d.
11 6 James Parker and Walter Rutherfurd, promissory note for William Livingston (5 copies) n.d.
11 7 Parker family genealogy 1880-1928
11 8 John Keese, public declaration relative to Cortlandt Parker 1798 Nov. 23
11 9 Register of the electors of the city of Perth Amboy 1866 Oct. 16
11 10 Newspaper clipping of address of Cortlandt Parker on Garfield’ s assassination & misc. clippings 1881
11 11 W. Boudinot, Sir Robert Barker’s genealogy n.d.
11 12 Erie Railroad Co., survey field book no. 10 1893-1894
11 13 Perth Amboy Building Loan, record book 1862-1863
11 14 Joseph P. Bradley and John Cortlandt Parker, “Albany Regency Essay” 1835
11 15 Memorial resolution on the death of James Parker II passed by the Vestry of St. Peter’s Church, Perth Amboy 1868 Apr. 6
11 16 Lewis Morris (1618-1762), genealogy n.d.
11 17 James Parker (1776-1868), “List of deaths of members of the New Jersey State Convention of 1844” 1865
11 18 Thomas Byerley’s license to purchase Indian lands 1709-1712
11 19 Samuel Swackhammer, will 1780 Feb. 1
11 20 Papers relating to the New Jersey Historical Society (1 of 2) 1927-1931
11 21 Papers relating to the New Jersey Historical Society (2 of 2) 1927-1931
11 22 “For the journal of religious education” n.d.
11 23 To Gov. Horatio Sharpe of Maryland n.d.
11 24 Recipe for making White Wash and for a “Pectoral” Decoction” n.d.
11 25 Wedding Invitations n.d.
11 26 Parker Miscellaneous n.d.
11 27 Architectural Drawings n.d.
11 28 Poetry n.d.
11 29 Cortlandt Parker: Regarding the New Jersey Historical Society (folder 1 of 2) 1930s
11 30 Cortlandt Parker: Regarding the New Jersey Historical Society (folder 2 of 2) 1930s
Box Folder Title Date
12 1 Delaware and Raritan Canal 1840-1860
12 2 Miscellaneous papers, Part I (folder 1 of 3) 1787-1850
12 3 Miscellaneous papers, Part I (folder 2 of 3) 1787-1850
12 4 Miscellaneous papers, Part I (folder 3 of 3) 1787-1850
12 5 James Parker: Bonds and indentures, Part I (folder 1 of 2) 1768-1799
12 6 James Parker: Bonds and indentures, Part I (folder 2 of 2) 1768-1799
12 7 Cortlandt and James Parker, assorted checks, receipts, and I.O.U.s (3 letters) 1846-1872
12 8 James Parker distress warrant 1791 Aug. 15
12 9 James Parker papers relating to membership in the New York Historical Society 1865-1866
12 10 James Parker II: diaries (3) 1848-1850
12 11 James Parker II: diaries (3) 1851-1853
12 12 James Parker II: diaries (3) 1854-1857
12 13 James Parker II: diaries (3) 1858-1860
Box Title Date
13 Bound Volume — James Parker II: daybook and journal 1839-?

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