number of acres therein, and name of Patentee.
Adgate's Patent--Date, 1798; 46,907 acres
Bayard's Patent--Date, 1771; 50,000 acres
Brown John's Tract--Date, 1792
Burnet's Field Patent--Date, 1725; 9,400 acres
Colden Cadwallader's Patent--Date, 1738; 3,000 acres
Cosby's Manor--Date, 1734; 22,000
Colden Alexander's Patent--Date, 1761; 4,000 acres
Frank Coenradt's Patent (commonly called Staley's 3d Tract)--Date,1765; 5,000 acres
Fall Hill Patent--Date, 1752; 2,324 acres
Freemason's ( see Bayard's) Patent.
Glen's Purchase--Date, 1739; 1,660 acres
Hasenclever's Patent--Date, 1769; 18,000 acres
Henderson's Patent--Date, 1739; 6,000 acres
Henderson's or Petrie's Purchase--Date, 1740; 6,000 acres
Johnson Guy's Patent--Date, 1765; 2,000 acres
Jerseyfield Patent--Date, 1770; 94,000 acres
Kast Johan Jurgh Patent--Date, 1724; 1,100 acres
L'Hommedieu's Patent--Date, 1786; 4,000 acres
Lindsay's Patent--Date, 1730; 3,000 acres
Livingston's Patent--Date, 1762; 20,000 acres
Lansingh's Patent--Date, 1753; 6,000 acres
Lispenard's Patent--Date, 1770; 9,200 acres
Macomb's Purchase--Date, 1792; John Brown's Tract consists of part of 1,920,000 acres of land, granted to Alexander Macomb, Jan. 10, 1792.
McNiel's Patent--Date, 1761; 4,000 acres
Machin's Patent--Date, 1786; 1,600 acres; Thomas Machin, patentee.
Moose River Tract--Date, 1847; 13,080 acres; Anson Blake, patentee. Township No. 1 not granted, except 2 lots; township No. 2 not granted; township No. 5 not granted, but one lot.
Nobleborough Patent--Date, 1787; 40,960 acres
Royal Grant (or Kingsland), granted to Sir William Johnson by Letter's Patent under the great seal of England. It is not recorded in the secretary of state's office, and neither the date of the patent nor the number of acres granted are known. It was subdivided into four allotments.
Remsenburgh Patent--Date, 1787; 48,000 acres
Schuyler's Patent--Date, 1755; 43,000 acres
Snell and Timmerman's Tract--Date, 1755; 3,600 acres
Staley's Patent, 1st and 2d Tracts--Date, 34,000 acres
Totten and Crossfield--Date, 1786; 25,200 acres; Zephaniah Platt, patentee.
Van Driesen Petrus' Patent--Date, 1737; 1,000 acres
Van Driesen John's Patent--Date, 1786; 428 acres; John Van Driesen, patentee.
Van Horne's Patent--Date, 1731; 8,000 acres
Vaughan's Patent--Date, 1770
Vrooman's Patent--Date, 1790; 9,760 acres; Isaac Vrooman, patentee.
Vrooman's Patent--Date, 1786; 4,000 acres; Isaac Vrooman, patentee.
Vrooman's Patent--Date, 1790; 433 acres; Isaac Vrooman, patentee.
Watson James' Tract--Date, 1792. This appears to be part of the 1,900,000 acres granted to Alexander Macomb, January 10, 1792.
Winne's Patent-- Date, 1741; 2,000 acres; Peter Winne, patentee.
Walton's Patent--Date, 1768; 12,000 acres
Young's Patent--Date, 1752; 14,000
Source: Appendix 2, pages 475 - 479 of "History of Herkimer County", by Nathaniel S. Benton, Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1856. Benton's account was a resource for the patent list in the 1869 Herkimer County Gazetteer. Further information about the locations of the patents and the individuals listed should be requested from the Herkimer County Historical Society.
Our appreciation for preparing this most valuable record goes to Kathleen Teague, whose ancestors settled in both Herkimer and Montgomery Counties. This was one difficult list to type and she did a stellar job. Kathleen is researching two common Mohawk Valley surnames, Butler and Fox, and looks forward to meeting other researchers of her early family surnames.
5/14/98: Kathy has been flooded with queries from our visitors asking her for information. FYI, Kathy typed the above information but is not an historian, does not own the book that this passage was typed from, and can't help you with your personal research. We request that you direct queries about the patents to those who know best, our historical societies. Kathy and other typing volunteers would like to correspond with you if you're researching the same families.
"My research is on my ggg-grandparents, John R. L. BUTLER and his wife Margaret Lucretia FOX (Quimbey), who married 23 May 1826. They had twelve children, five of which were born in Herkimer Co. I have them in the Town of Salisbury for the 1830 Census and Town of Manheim for the 1835 Census. The children born during that time were:
"We believe John R. L. Butler was born abt 20 Mar. 1804/06, maybe in Greene Co., and Margaret was born abt 23 May 1805, maybe in Schoharie Co. Oral history has said she was married first to a ____ QUIMBEY and had one son by him, William b. 30 May 1820. I'm looking for John and Margaret's parents, proof of birth for all, and proof, if any, of Margaret's first marriage. I am hoping for church records or something that will help in researching this family. Butler and Fox are very common names in that area. Oral history has also said there may be relatives in the Burtonsville area, Montgomery Co. I have found several cemeteries with my surname in that area, but haven't been able to establish any link to them.
In the 1840 Census they are in the County of Onondaga, Town of Manlius. In the 1850 Census, Town of Constantia, Oswego County. They built a home there. They were listed in the 1875 Census, Town of Constantia, Oswego Co. living alone. In the 1880 Census, Town of Constantia, Oswego Co. Margaret was living with her grandchildren, Leonard and Matilda Wicks, and John died around 1878. The 1875 Census is where we got the information on where John R. L. and Margaret were born. That has not been proven yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated."
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