Guide to the Henry King (d. 1781), Shoemaker and Currier Records 1767-1782 MG 116
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|Guide to the Henry King (d. 1781), Shoemaker and Currier
Records1767-1782MG 116Inventory prepared by Kim Charlton as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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Inventory prepared by Kim Charlton 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. December 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
|Creator:||King, Henry, d. 1781.|
|Title:||Henry King (d. 1781), Shoemaker and Currier
|Abstract:||A daybook and account book kept by a Second River (now Belleville), New Jersey shoemaker and currier.|
|Quantity:||.3 linear feet|
|Collection Number:||MG 116|
Henry King was a shoemaker, currier, and farmer in Second River (now Belleville), New Jersey. He and his wife Mary had at least seven children – Abram, John, Henry, Susannah, Martha, Caty, and Polly – before his death sometime between August and November of 1781. He appointed Teunis Joralemon and Abraham Jno. Speer as the executors of his estate.
The records consist of a daybook and account book of Henry King, dating from 1767-1782 and tracking his shoemaking and currier business. Each record book contains entries listing customer, job, price, and date. Recurring surnames include the Belleville and Bloomfield families of Kingsland, Dow, Courtland, Joralemon, Van Blarcom, and Brown. They purchased such services as the curing of skins and the soling and mending of shoes, and such items as new shoes, skins, and pieces of leather.
The daybook dates from 1767-1781 and contains chronological entries of jobs performed. This volume also contains a few scattered account entries in its front and rear.
The account book dates from 1767-1782 and contains accounts for King’s customers. The pages of the volume are numbered, however, the names are not indexed.
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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|King, Henry, d. 1781.|
|Leather workers–New Jersey–Belleville.|
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 116, Henry King, Shoemaker and Currier
Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of the record books is unknown.
Daybook & Account book