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Indenture between Peter Van Brugh Livingston and Philip Livingston, his son for the sale of a 179.5 acre tenement plantation in Bridgewater, County of Somerset, NJ, currently leased to Robert Eoff. The land was sold to Philip in trust for Susan Kean, Peter's daughter. The indenture was witnessed by James Ricketts and John Chetwood.


Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1712-1792)


Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)

Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

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Bridgewater, County of Somerset, NJ


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 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 Archive, Kean University

Peter Van Brugh Livingston with Philip Livingston, January 19, 1792


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