Manuscript Group 1053, Roberts Family (Newark and Camptown, NJ) Papers, 1691 – 1897
Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
Manuscript Group 1053
Roberts Family (Newark and Camptown, NJ)
Papers, 1691 – 1897
.2 linear feet / 16 folders
Processed by Irina Peris
January 2000 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Hugh Roberts (d.1671), a tanner, and his wife Mary, had two sons: Samuel and Hugh (ca.1669-ca.1738). After the death, of her husband, Mary Roberts married William Bond and, in 1709, deeded to her son, Hugh, the Roberts homestead. In 1713, Hugh Roberts (ca.1669-ca.1738) also received family land in Camptown (now Irvington), New Jersey. He eventually had six children: Hugh (ca.1694-1776), Samuel, John, Hannah, Abigail, and Rebecca. Hugh Roberts (ca.1694-1776) had at least two sons: Moses (b.1724) and Daniel.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection consists of sixteen folders of indentures, wills, deeds, receipts, and other materials, dating from 1691-1897 and documenting the financial affairs of the Roberts Family. The indentures deal almost exclusively with lands sales and conveyances in Essex County, New Jersey. Of particular interest is a 1735 indenture that records the sale of “one Negro man age thirty” by Nathaniel Ward to Hugh Roberts (ca.1669-ca.1738). The collection also contains the wills of Hugh Roberts (ca.1669-ca.1738) and Hugh Roberts (ca.1694-1776), bonds and receipts (1703-1840), surveys (1715-1796), and correspondence (1754-1755). In addition, there are legal and financial documents and genealogical notes on the Roberts family. The papers are separated by document type and then arranged by author and date.
|1||Wills: Hugh Roberts (ca.1669-ca.1738)||1723-1737|
|2||Wills: Hugh Roberts (ca.1694-1776)||1751-1776|
|3||Wills: John Ogden||1732|
|4||Indentures: Daniel Roberts||1749-1783, n.d.|
|5||Indentures: Hugh Roberts (ca.1669-ca.1738)||1703-1713|
|6||Indentures: Hugh Roberts (ca.1669-ca.1738)||1718-1735|
|7||Indentures: Hugh Roberts (ca.1694-1776)||1739-1774|
|8||Indentures: John Roberts||1741|
|9||Indentures: Moses Roberts||1747-1809|
|10||Indentures: Samuel Roberts||1705|
|11||Indentures: Sarah Ogden||1691|
|14||Surveys of property||1715-1796|