Manuscript Group 891, William Wallace (d. 1843) Records, 1808 – 1813

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Manuscript Group 891, William Wallace (d. 1843)

Records, 1808 – 1813, 0.1 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 891



Financial records pertaining to the construction of Wallace’s home in Newark, New Jersey.

Biographical Note:

William Wallace (Wallice, Wallis) (d. 1843) was a merchant in Newark, New Jersey.  He married Maria Bergen in the Dutch Reformed Church of Belleville in 1803.


Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. 11 (1936), pg. 95.

Jackson, Ronald Vern, Index to New Jersey Wills, 1689-1890 (Accelerated Indexing Systems, Salt Lake City, 1979)

Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

The bulk of this volume contains financial records from the construction of a house or commercial building for William Wallace from 1808-1809.  There are also additional records of construction for Epharas Hinsdale (1770-1810), Samuel Pennington (1765-1835), and David Beach (1780-1830) that date from 1813, therefore the volume was probably used by an unknown contractor rather than by William Wallace himself.  Of the two types of entries in this volume, the first type detail costs of building material and labor, and the second are monthly payrolls for laborers.  Among those who supplied either material or labor for these buildings were members of the Alling, Baldwin, Condit, Crane, and Nichols families.

Related Collections:

See other builders’ records.

See other merchants’ records.

Processed by Luis Delfino, January 2001 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications  and Records Commission.

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