Guide to the Burlington County, New Jersey Birth Register 1770-1785 MG 172
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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.
The Act of Assembly of 1694 first established the boundaries of Burlington County, New Jersey, which were further delineated by the act of January 21, 1709/1710. The county was reduced by the creation of Hunterdon County and Mercer County on March 11, 1713/14 and February 22, 1838 respectively. By 1883, Burlington County was bounded on the north by Crosswicks Creek; on the northeast by Keith’s province line; on the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean; on the southwest by Little Egg Harbor; and on the northwest by the Delaware River.
The Burlington County Birth Register dates from 1770-1785 and measures 0.02 linear feet. The register has entries for the date the birth was registered, parent (s) (usually only the father’s name is given), sex of the baby, day of birth (i.e. 4th day of week) and three columns of numerical data (possibly representing the baby’s weight and length). Of note is the recording of African-American births.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 178, Burlington County, New Jersey
This collection was the gift of Hiram E. Deats in 1918.
Schermerhorn, William E. The History of Burlington, New Jersey.(Burlington, NJ: Enterprise Publishing, 1927).
Woodward, Major E.M. and Hageman, John F. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey with Biographical Sketches of many of their Pioneers and Prominent Men (Philadelphia, PA: Everts and Peck, 1883).