William Penn Period: List of people naturalized/ desiring to be naturalized - 1683. 

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.

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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:  

Peter Alrichs Ambroos Baker Gerrit Jansen van Beek
Arnold De Lagrange Broar Sinnexen Jan Hermensen
Hendrik Van den Burgh Hendrick Gerritzen Mary Blocq
John Nummers Adam Petersen Gerrit Otto
John Barentsen Jacob Vandeveer Isacq Sauoy
Mathias deNos Jan Boeyar Hendrick Lemmens
David Bilderbeek Jan Andriesse Stalcop Petrus Tesschemaker
Hans Petersen Huybert Lourensen Engelbert Lott
Hendrik Evertson Everet hendrickson Claus Danielson Pruys
Oele or Oliver Thomassen Jan Gerritson Verhoof Jan Valck
Arent Jansen V:Burgh Gerrardus Wessells Sybrant Valck
Pieter Jacquet Hendrik Wallraven Isacq Tayne
Justa Andries de haen Dirk Willemsen Lulof Stiddem
Peter de Coomink Jacob Claassen Carell Petersen
Abram Eenloos Tymen Stiddem Jan Moensen
Roelof Andries Pieter Maesland Erasmus Stiddem
Jacob Aertsen Jan Bisck Adam Stiddem
Sick Oelkens Christopher Myer Samuell Samuells
Oele Toersen Cornelis Jansen Vries Carell Staalcop
Jurian Boatsman Jan Jacquet Junior Jan Staalcop Junior
Coenraet Constantin Hendrik Andriessen Sybrant Jansen
Oele Oelsen Tossen John Willemsen Neering Claes Andriessen
Lasse Oesen Tossen Reynier Vander Coelen Harmen Jansen
Peter Claassen Moses De Gam Lasse Andries Gubban
Peter deWitt Oele Poulsen Mathias Laersen Tossen
Peter Eskelsen Cock Poul Laersen Cristiaen Andriessen
Andries Staalcop Lucas Stiddem Peter Bayard
Poul Gerritzen Mathias Vander Coelen Peter Volckertsen
Hans hansen Miller Josyn Sempill
Justa Poulsen Matheus De Ringh
Henry Doll William Croesie
Jacobus Andries Peter Jegou
Hans Coderus Symon Eskelsen Cock
Cornelis VandrVeer Jan Eskelsen Cock
Joseph Barens Eldort Egbertsen forsben
Jean Paul Jacquet Anthony Bryant
Jacob Clementsen
Samuel Pietersen
Jan hendriksen

Original Document

Original Document (continued)

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.

 

 

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