Ernest Mange at Scott's Mountain, 1783
The following document was found by Mary Ann Schaefer at the New Jersey State Archives inTrenton, NJ on November 9, 2010. It is an indenture from Thomas Hays to Earnest Mange with regardto 1050 acres of land on Scott's Mountain.I'm still trying to understand the terminology of indenture in this case. Here is one definition:
To indenture is to bind one person to another for a given period of time in payment for some service.
I think that this document is about the property being conveyed TO Earnest Mange, but I could usesome other input on that subject.I want to do a full (as possible) transcription of this document, but here are some highlight notes Iwrote as I was examining this document the first time.13 Apr 1783 between Thomas Hays of Oxford, tavernkeeper, and Margaret his wifesomething about Samuel Atkinson him or land seized in 1733then granted to Mahlon Stacy, dry goods, died intestateinterested parties were:Mary Pounel (sp?) (sister?) was indentured for some amount of time 3 May 174? and gave her part toThomas Atkinson,Ruth Atkinson,Rebecca Potts, ariybd 5 Nar 1742, before mg to Thomas Potts, her children were: Joshua Wright,Mahlong Wright, Nathan Wright, David Wright, Elizabeth Knight (not Wright I think!), and RebeccaTerry.Amos Janney, eldest son and hair of Elizabeth Janney, sister of Mahlon Stacy,Mahlon Kirkbridge, son of Sarah Kirkbridge, sister of Mahlon Stacy, 1050 acres divided and releastedto Mahlon Kirkbridge and Mary his wife, 19 Sep 1749,2 Nov 1756 conveyed to Mahlon Kirkbride (spelling this surname changes?)granted to Thomas Scott (must be where Scott's mountain comes from)26 Mar 1783aquit, release and discharge the said Thomas Hays and Margaret his wifeland commonly called Scotts Mountainsells to Earnest MangeThe second document is a quit claim from James Hayes and Prudence his wife to Earnest Mange. Note: I do have a Thomas Hays in the family tree married to Catherine Summers – probably aconnection here!I am inserting the scans of this document.