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1680 - Census of the Householders from Cedar Creek to Duck Creek

The is a copy of the original fire damaged document on display in the New York Archives. This a copy of the original fire damaged document in the New York State Archives.

Census of families (99 people) living between the upper part of Cedar Creek and the upper part of Duck Creek, including Cedar Creek, Mutherkill (Murderkill), St. Jones, and Duck Creek taken by John Briggs endorsed for Sir Edmund Andros April 23, 1680.

Transcription:

These are to Certify the Honnourable Sir Edm [  ] Andros Knight Governor Generall of New York and all his Royall Highness Territorys in Am [  ] of the Inhabitants that are Responceble housekeper [  ] their familys Inhabiting in Ceader Crick Muther K [  ] 2 St. Jones and Duck Crick 

In Ceader Creek 3 

Robt. Hart.................3 in family

Upon Joseph Cowdree plantation..  3 in family dead

Mr. Bowman......................2 or 3 in family of Groves

George Collens on Sharkerlys plantation  disputab [  ]

 Jno. Curtis.............. 4 in family quaker

Jno. Richardson..............6 in family4

Thomas Groves..................2 in family Muder

Thomas Heiffer................2 in family

Alexander Ray................ 2 in family

Thomas William and Jon. Deshaw........ 2 in family    

In St. Jones and Duck Crick 

Mr. Fraunnces Whittwell............... 5 in family

Mr. Jones......................1 in family[ ]

Mr. Joshua Barksteede.............. 3 in family

Mr. Rob. Bedwell...................3 in family  [ ]

Allex: Humphry......................  3 in family

Mr. Isaack...................... 2 in family

Jno. Brinckloo..................... 2 in family

Gabrill Jones..................  3 in family

Richard Levey.................... 2 in family

Mr. Walter Dickason..................  5 in family

Mr. Wm. Berry................... 2 in family [ ]

Jno. Briggs..................... 6 in family

Jno. Burton....................  2 in family [ ]

Henry Stevens.................. 3 in family

Daniel Jones................. 2 in family qua [ ]

Wm. Winsmore................ 1 in family

Jno. Stevens.................. 3 in family

Thomas Bostick.................. 2 in family

Robt. Beates.................  3 in family

Jno. Hillyard................... 3 in family

Symon Irons.................. 4 in family

Thomas Willson.................. 4 in family

Peter Boyard...............  2 in family

Wm. Greene................. 2 in family

Ch: Ellett.................... 2 in family

Wm. Sherwood............... 1 in family  

These are the familys from the uper part of Ceader Crick to the uper part of Duck Crick being 99 persons, to the best of the Knowledge of him who Remaines

  Your Honnors most humble Servant

  [Signed:]  John Brigs   

Reference:

 RG 0000.003 Proprietary Papers, 1680.  Photocopy of original in New York State Archives.

Transcript from: Charles T. Gehring, ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Volumes XX-XXI, Delaware Papers, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977), pp. 304-305.