New Jersey Archives, Series I, Volume 5. Extracts from newspapers.Pages 571-572.
“To be sold at Public Vendue, at the Court-House in Sussex County, on Tuesday the 26th of November next .
“A tract of Land lying in the Township of New-town, in the County of Sussex, and Province of New-Jersey, on the head Branch of Pawlins Kill, and divided into the following Lots of Farms, viz. [namely]:
“No. 1 168 Acres, in Possession of Mathas Snook No. 2 209 John Loder No. 3 143 Not tenanted [No listing for Lot No. 4] No. 5 250 Daniel & Colin M’Kennie No. 6 173 Leonard Weidner No. 7 140 Elisha Robins No. 8 157 Elisha Robins No. 9 144 Benjamin Brewer No. 10 152 Nicholas Yost No. 11 211 Peter Cass [No listing for Lot No. 12]
[Total listing of 1,747 acres of land, or about 2-3/4 square miles.With Lots 4 and 12 added in, the tract would have exceeded 3 square miles.]
“This Tract of Land lies about Six Miles from Sussex Court House, and five from Andover Iron Works, which is a good Market for all Kinds of Country Produce; and the great Road to Goshen runs thro- it:It is exceeding well water’d by Springs and Brooks; well accommodated with Meadow Land, and fine Swamps, and a sufficient Quantity of Wheat Land, level and clear of Stones, and as good in quality as any upland in Sussex County.One Sixth part of the Purchase Money to be paid on the 1st Day of May, 1766.One sixth on the first Day of November, 1766.One sixth on the first Day of May, 1767, all without Interest; and the remaining Three-sixths secured by a Mortgage, or other satisfactory Security, may be paid as may suit the Conveniency of the purchaser.The Lands will be shewn by Elisha Robins, living on the Premises, or Robert Allen; Living at Pepack, in Somerset County.And any Person choosing to Purchase at private Sale, may apply to said Robert Allen, who has a Power to agree for the same.The Title is indisputable, and good and sufficient Deeds will be given to the Purchasers, by JAMES PARKER.”
[James Parker owned the deeds and titles to the entire tract of land. The lands were shown to prospective buyers by Elisha Robins, tenant of sections 7 and 8. Robert Allen of Pepack, Somerset County, acted as land agent. Section 1, comprised of 168 acres, was listed as “in possession of” Mathias Snook. Section 11, comprised of 211 acres, was listed as “ditto” Peter Cass.]