The Horseneck Purchase


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In 1701, 13,500 acres west of Newark was purchased for $325 (or about 2.5-cents an acre) from Loantique, Taphow, Manshum and others. The original deed burned in a house fire in 1745. Descendants of the signers of the original deed promptly signed a new document. These deeds were challenged as being unlawful. According to a survey in 1746, only 35 families lived in the area. When Samuel Baldwin was arrested in 1745 for trespassing on his own land, his neighbors armed themselves with clubs, axes and crow-bars and descended on the jail to liberate him. The struggle against the Proprietors continued until 1755. Daniel Lamson and John Condict acted as agents for the Landowner's Committee and pleaded the settlers case to the King in England.

    • ALLING, Sam'll (1 Lot)
    • BALDWIN, Ben (1 Lot)
    • BALDWIN, Daniel (1 Lot)
    • BALDWIN, John Sr. (2 Lot) *
    • BALDWIN, Sam'll (1 Lot) *
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