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The Rule of the Orphans Court in Philadelphia, PA, appointed John Kean as guardian of his minor son, Peter Philip James Kean. It was witnessed by Lewis Weiss, William Coats, and Jacob Weaver, motioned by William Brandford and signed by William Nichols. Peter is entitled to personal property and the ruling allows that property to be disposed of for the use or benefit of Peter.

Author/Creator

Orphans Court of Philadelphia, PA

Recipient

John Kean (1755-1795)

Creation Date

7-1-1791

Document Type

Manuscript

Collection

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 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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2

Rights

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 lzimmerm@kean.edu.

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

John Kean Appointed Guardian of Peter Philip James Kean, July 1, 1791

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