Thank you all so much for attending yesterday’s Genealogy Research Stories: Women of New Jersey class. As promised here are some of the resources mentioned during the presentation:
-The Case Files for Susanna (Susanna vs. William Bloodgood, 1761) and Patience Rutter (Patience Rutter vs. William Bloodgood, 1767) are available at the New Jersey State Archives.
–Middlesex County Court of Common Pleas Minute Books are available on microfilm at the New Jersey State Archives. Rutgers University owns the originals.
-John Tatham’s Probate Documents (Unrecorded Wills Book 4 p.157) are available at the New Jersey State Archives.
You may order this item remotely via the State Archives’ website.
-Elizabeth Tatham’s Probate Documents (Unrecorded Wills Book 1 p.117-134) are also available at the State Archives and can be ordered remotely. Remember, it’s in her inventory that notes she has property at Dorothy Hickman’s house.
-The Burlington Court Book is available at the New Jersey State Library and the State Archives. It is also published online. The Judgement against Elizabeth Bassnet for allowing Dorothy Tatham to marry Robert Hickman in her tavern is on p. 229.
–The Burlington County Court of Common Pleas Minute Book is available at the New Jersey State Archives.
-Pirate’s Nests and the Rise of the British Empire is available via Google Books. Information on Robert Hickman can be found on p.279
-Finally, here’s the article I mentioned about John Tatham, which details his exploits in England and also recounts the story of Dorothy’s marriage to Robert Hickman.
I’d love to help you uncover some of the phenomenal women in your family tree. If you have any questions about genealogical research, please contact me!