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Indenture of Jane Corvaisier and Bartholomew Corvaisier with John Kean, all of Beaufort, SC. The indenture stated that the Corvaisiers were paid 2,000 guineas and release any further rights they have to the estate of Samuel and Jane Grove, Jane Corvaisier's parents, of which John Kean, her half-brother, was the executor. It also stated that the Corvaisiers were to pay John Key 9,333 1/3 Spanish dollars. The indenture was witnessed by John Barnwell and William Deveaux.


Jane Corvaisier, formerly Jane Grove

Bartholomew Corvaisier


John Kean (1755-1795)

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Beaufort, SC


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. 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 wealthy, prominent, colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabethtown, 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. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Jane Corvaisier and Bartholomew Corvaisier with John Kean, December 2, 1784


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