Manuscript Group 1311, Hewlings Family (Burlington, NJ) Papers, 1805 – 1847 (Bulk dates: 1842 – 1847)

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Manuscript Group 1311, Hewlings Family (Burlington, NJ)

Papers, 1805-1847 (Bulk dates: 1842-1847), 0.1 linear feet / 10 items

Call Number: MG 1311


Letters, surveys, and genealogical research relating to Abraham Hewlings and his descendants from  Burlington County, New Jersey.

Purchase, 1989.

Biographical Note:

The Hewlings Family were early settlers of Burlington, New Jersey.  On June 10, 1747, Abraham Hewlings (d. 1795) married Susanah Polgreen (d. 1754), with whom he had four children: Joseph (b. 1748), Thomas Polgreen (b. 1750), Abraham (b. 1752), and Anne (b. 1754).  Abraham appointed his sons Abraham and Joseph, along with James Kinsey as the executors of his will.  The estate settlement was later disputed by Abraham Hewlings’ descendants.

See Hewlings Family Tree.

Provenance Note:

This collection was purchased in 1989.

Scope and Content Note:

These papers consist of letters, surveys, and genealogy notes relating to the Hewlings Family, which date from 1805-1847.  The collection is made up of ten items, the majority of which deal with research into the estate/land dispute that resulted from the settlement of Abraham Hewlings will.  There is also one letter pertaining to a doctor’s prescription, two land surveys, a promissory note, and genealogical notes on the Marshall family.

Item List:

Item Title Dates
1 Letter to ( ) from Sarah Foster and Edith E. Hewlings July 1, 1842
2 Letter to Charles G. McChesney from Thomas B. Hewlings September 6, 1842
3 Letter to Jim ( ) from ( ) May 1847
4 Letter to Thomas B. Hastings from ( ) Murphy n.d.
5 Survey of land by the Delaware and Raritan River feeder done for Morgan Scudder July 26, 1832
6 Survey map of Hewlings, Thomas, Stevenson survey n.d.
7 Promissory note from John Morgan to Thomas B. Hewlings December 16, 1805
8 Hewlings family genealogy notes: Birth dates n.d.
9 Hewlings family genealogy notes and estate dispute research n.d.
10 Marshall family genealogy notes: Birth dates n.d.

Hewlings Family Tree:

Abraham Hewlings (d. 1795) = Susanah Polgreen (d. 1754)


Joseph Hewlings (b. 1748)

Thomas Polgreen Hewlings (b. 1750)*

Abraham Hewlings (b. 1752)

Anne Hewlings (b. 1754)

*Thomas Polgreen Hewlings (b. 1750) = (   )


Thomas Hewlings

Abraham Hewlings (1786-1815)**

James H. Hewlings (d. 1822)***

**Abraham Hewlings (1786-1815) = (   )


Mary C. Hewlings (b. 1810)

Julia Anna Hewlings (b. 1812)

Christiana Howell Hewlings (b. 1815)

***James H. Hewlings (d. 1822)


Thomas B. Hewlings (b. 1818)

Christiana H. Hewlings (b. 1822)

Processed by Kim Charlton, February 2000 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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