An Inventory of the Bassett Family Papers, 1676-1846

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/009

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This collection contains deeds, will, land and other property documents of the Bassett, Wright, and other families of Salem County, NJ, many of whom were Quakers.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS This collection contains deeds, will, land and other property documents of the Bassett, Wright, and other families of Salem County, NJ, many of whom were Quakers.

Arrangement The collection is divided into four series:

Added entries

  • Deeds -- Salem County, N.J.
  • New Jersey -- Family and personal papers
  • New Jersey -- Land records
  • Quakers -- New Jersey
  • Salem County (N.J.) -- Family and personal papers
  • Salem County (N.J.) -- Land records
  • Wills -- Salem County, N.J.
  • Wright family
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1956
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Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Deeds, wills, and land settlements in Salem County, N.J., 1676-1846
Arranged chronologically.

Chain of title to 400 acres of land along Mannington Creek in Salem County, N.J., going back to 1676 and extending to the time of purchase by J. Sterling ca. 1791 Box 1

Indenture of Feb. 11, 1782, between James Mason Woodnutt of Manneton (so spelled) in Salem County and Hannah Hubert of Mannerton (so spelled) Box 1

Award from Joseph and David Bassett to Eve Woodruff, heir of Henry Woodruff Oct. 13, 1787 Box 1

Deed of conveyance between Francis Hover and Adam Cook, Sr., in Mannington Township, Salem County Oct. 26, 1792 Box 1

Indenture between Samuel Bassett and his wife Elizabeth, and Abraham Sharp concerning land in Salem County June 9, 1794 Box 1

Will of David Allen, father-in-law of Joseph Bassett who is executor June 15, 1795 Box 1

Two documents setting forth the agreements made between John Bellers, dec'd, and his heirs and a list of subscribers who have occupied his lands in Fairfield Township, Cumberland County, N.J.,
See 1812 deed listed at the end of series 1.
dated Feb. 13, 1806 Box 1

Agreement on a land line in the township of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., N.J., between David Smith and Reuben Woolman May 30, 1818 Box 1

Agreement on a land line in Mannington Township between Thomas Thompson and Thomas Pedrick and Peter Wright Oct. 2, 1820 Box 1

Agreement on a land line between David Smith and Joseph Reeves Aug. 9, 1823 Box 1

Deed from Joseph Davis and William B. Smith to William J. Shinn, in Salem Co Sept. 22, 1830 Box 1

Discharge from David A. Thompson to Joseph Bassett and Samuel Allen, trustees in the settlement of the will of Rebecca Allen Aug. 21, 1839 Box 1

Deed between William I. Shinn and Elias Matson, both parties of Salem County Oct. 21, 1836 Box 1

Deed, Joseph to Elisha Bassett for two tracts of land in Mannington Township, Salem County. Jan. 5, 1843 Box 1

Indenture between Benjamin Baker of Pilesgrove and Joseph Bassett of Mannington Township, Salem County Jan. 10, 1846 Box 1

Release from Samuel C. Allen, guardian for Amanda Bassett, minor, to the executors of the estate of Joseph Bassett, deceased June 1, 1848 Box 1

Deed, Henry Iler and his wife Margaret to Nathaniel Robbins, both parties of Pilesgrove Township, Salem County Feb. 7, 1812 Box 1

Ser. 2. Maps and charts, 1824-1844
Maps and charts of properties and houses along Salem Creek and Mannington Creek, in Salem County, N.J., made between 1824 and 1844.

Barely identified tract showing adjoining properties of Jacob E. Davis and Richard Kirby Box 1

Map of Marsh along Salem Creek, late Peter Wright's, surveyed by John N. Cooper Dec. 28, 1844 Box 1

Draft of Haines' Neck Marsh
Shows canals and thoroughfares connecting sections of Mannington Creek and indicates many parcels of land owned by the Bassetts.
Box 1

Map of the property of the late Peter Wright along the road from Sharptown to Salem, surveyed by John Cooper Dec. 2, 1844 Box 1

A draft, showing houses, of public roads in Haines' Neck in Mannington Township, survey made Oct. 20, 1824 Box 1

Ser. 3. Stock certificates in the Salem Canal Company, 1813
Box 1

Ser. 4. Letters and a deposition, 1820, 1822

Desposition in which Nancy Padgett states when Ann Lawrence was 21 years old.
March 6, 1822 Box 1

Letter and an attached list of household and farm properties.
The letter is a copy of one sent by Nancy Stockes to her family, 2/7/1820.
Feb. 7, 1820 Box 1

Deed between Samuel Sharp and Reuben Matlack, Chester Township in Burlington Co., N.J., in which the will of Isaac Sharp is quoted. Nov. 20, 1796 Box 1