Guide to the Mansfield Township Meeting Minutes 1697-1773 MG 218
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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
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.
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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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 218, Mansfield Township
This collection was the gift of Clement B. Newbold through Reverend E.B. Stockton in 1912.
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.