1719 William Trent House

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Today’s Colonial History Bits for New Jersey and Mercer County

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Map of the Thirteen Colonies, information on New Jersey

copied from  http://www.personal.psu.edu

New Jersey

  • Year Founded: 1664
  • Founded by: Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret
  • Royal Colony: 1702
from http://americanhistory.about.com/od/colonialamerica/a/colonylist.htm

The Duke of York granted some land to Sir George Carteret and Lord John Berkeley who named their colony New Jersey. They provided liberal grants of land and freedom of religion. The two parts of the colony were not united into a royal colony until 1702.

from http://americanhistory.about.com/od/colonialamerica/a/colamoverview_2.htm


Visit the William Trent House Museum!  Beautifully restored to the 1719 condition.


Written by sallykwitt

August 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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