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1683 - List of people naturalized/ desiring to be naturalized

A declaration by William Penn to his people that lands taken up in 1681 and 1682 were to be "seated" in 12 months or forfeited; that unsurveyed lands and warrants granted in 1679 and after were to be surveyed and seated by the end of the next summer; that those who owed quitrents should pay half that year and half the next of no more than 1 bushel of wheat per 100 acres; and that the attached pledge for naturalization be allowed for his people.

Transcription:

The Proprietarry: was pleased to State ye following forme, for those as wanted Naturalization according to act of Assembly past att Chestr: (als) upland-

I: A: B: doe Solemnly promise to keep faith and alleigiance to ye king of England & his heirs and Successors: fidelity and Lawfull obedience to William Penn Proprietary & Governor: of the Province of Pensiluania and its Territorys and to his heirs & Successors: according to ye Lawe of Naturalization past in Assembly in ye month of december Laest att Chester (als) upland in ye Province aforesd:- 

Followeth the names of those whoe desired to bee Naturalized in Cort:

 

Was Signed by

Peter Alrichs
Arnold: De Lagrange
Hendrik Van den Burgh
John Nummers
John Barentsen
Ambroos Baker
Broer Sinnexen
Hendrik Gerritzen
Adam Petersen
Jacob Vandr:veer
Gerrit Jansen van Beek
Jan hermensen
Mary Blocq
Gerrit Otto
Jsacq Sauoy
Mathias deNos
Dauid Bilderbeek
Hans Petersen
Hendrik Evertsen
Oele or Oliver Thomassen
Arent Jansen V:Burgh
Pieter Jacquet
Justa Andries de haen
Peter de Coomink
Abram Eenloos
Roelof Andries
Jacob Aertsen
Sick Oelkens
Oele Toersen
Jurian Boatsman
Coenraet Constantin
Oele Oelsen Tossen
Lasse Oesen Tossen
Peter Claassen
Peter deWitt
Peter Eskelsen Cock
Andries Staalcop
Poul Gerritzen
Hans Hansen Miller
Justa Poulsen
Henry Doll
Jacobus Andries
Hans Coderus
Cornelis VandrVeer
Joseph Barens
Jean Paul Jacquet
Jacob Clementsen
Samuel Pietersen
Jan hendriksen
Harmen Laurier
Nieles Neelsen ripat
Michiel Oelsen
Dirk huybertsen
Peter Abrinck
Oele Clemensen
AEmilius D'Ringh
Jan Boeyar
Jan Andriesse Stalcop
Huybert Lourensen
Everet hendrickson
Jan Gerritsen Verhoof
Gerrardus Wessells
Hendrik Wallraven
Dirk Willemsen
Jacob Claassen
Tymen Stiddem
Pieter Maesland
Jan Bisck
Christopher Myer
Cornelius Jansen Vries
Jan Jacquet Junio
Hendrik Andriessen
John Willemsen Neering
Reynier Vander Coelen
Moses De Gam
Oele Poulsen
Poul Laersen
Lucas Stiddem
Mathias Vander heyden
Josyn Sempill
Metheus De Ringh
William Croesie
Peter Jegou
Symon Eskelsen Cock
Jan Eskelsen Cock
Eldort Egbertsen forsben
Anthony Bryant
Hans Marckussen
Gysbert Walraeven
Eph: Herman
Caspr herman
Hendrik dulgar
Jan Pietersenproot
Hendrik fransen
Hendrik Lemmens
Petrus Tesschemaker
Engelbert Lott:
Claas Danielson Pruys
Jan Valck
Sybrant Valck
Isacq Tayne
Lulof Stiddem
Carell Petersen
Jan Moensen
Erasmus Stiddem
Adam Stiddem
Samuell Samuells
Carell Staalcop
Jan Staalcop Junior
Sybrant Jansen
Claes Andriessen
Harmen Jansen
Lasse Andries Gubban
Mathias Laersen Tossen
Cristiaen Andriessen
Peter Bayard
Peter Volckertsen-

Reference:

RG 2200.013 New Castle County Court Record Book A-B, page 284.

Transcript from: Records of the Court of New Castle on Delaware, Vol. II, 1681-1699, (Meadville, PA: Tribune Publishing, 1935), p. 37.