[New Jersey]. June 29, 1802. Partially-printed form, completed in manuscript, 15 x 12 1/2 inches with scalloped top. Paper seal attached. Some toning, old folds with separation at some folds, text only slightly affected. Good. Item #WRCAM55016
This indenture documents a sale made by Thunnis Ryerson to Charley Stuard of Bergen County, New Jersey, of "Eleven acres and eighty hundredth of an Acre" of land located in "the Township of Pompton in the County of Bergen," for the sum of "Forty eight dollars." This document also records the complete land survey and a reference to its record number with the Surveyor General's Office in Perth Amboy. The document is signed and sealed by Thunnis Ryerson and witnessed by Abram C. Lines and Polly Ryerson. Docketed and certified on the verso with a manuscript note by Martin Ryerson, judge in Bergen County. The Ryersons were a prominent New Jersey family with roots stretching back to Dutch immigrants who settled on Long Island in 1646. Martin J. Ryerson (1751-1839) was active in several endeavors, including owning the Pompton Ironworks on the Ramapo River.