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This legal document, between William Livingston of New York City and William, Earle of Sterling (aka William Alexander, Lord Sterling), for land in the Orange County, NY, called Cheescocks. Names included: Anne Bridges, Henry Ten Eyck, Dirk Vanderburgh, John Cholwell, Christopher Denne, Major Lancaster Syms, and John Merit, as well as surveyor Charles Clinton. The indenture was signed by William Livingston ("Governor of New Jersey" written later in pencil) and was signed in the presence of Evert Bancker Jr. and Gerard Bancker.


William Livingston (1723-1790), William Alexander, also known as William, Earle of Sterling, and Lord Sterling (1726-1783)

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New York, New York


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other prominent colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabeth-Town, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 1


This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

William Livingston with William Earle of Stirling, March 22, 1764


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