Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Freehold, New Jersey 1751

Bond dated May 24 1751 for a loan for £100, which Mateÿs Piterson (Mathias Peterson), William Piterson (Peterson) and John Piterson (Peterson) of Freehold, New Jersey, yeomen (farmers) had borrowed from Charles Crooke, a baker, of New York City, with 50% of the loan, payable at 6% interest, in money of the Province of New York on May 7 1752. The document is signed by Mathias, William and John Peterson, with their wax seals adjacent, at the lower right, and is witnessed by Aevis V D Bilt (Avis Vanderbilt) and Peter Van Deventer at lower left. On the verso are five endorsements, given by Charles Crooke, and one executed by John Crooke, Charles' son, after his death, acknowledging receipt of interest dated 1764.

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