Thursday, August 8, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1766 Henry Pickel Probate Record Abstract in Hunterdon County, New Jersey

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1766 probate abstract for Henry Pickel in the New Jersey Archives:

The transcription of this record is:

"1766, April 19.  Pickel, Henry, of Readington, Hunterdon Co. Int.
Adm'rs -- Baltes (Baltheser) Pickel and John Melich, both of said place.
Fellowbondsman -- Phillip Weiss (Wise) of Roxbury, Morris Co.
1765, Dec. 31.  Inventory, £663.3.3, made by Waland Van De Vander and Samuel Wyckof.
Lib. 13, p. 207.

The source citation for this record is:

A. Van Doren Honeyman (editor), Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, First Series, Vol. XXXIII; Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, etc. Volume IV, 1761-1770 (Somerville, N.J. : Unionist-Gazette Association, Printers, 1928), page 329, Henry Pickel estate abstract, 1766.

This is an abstract of the actual probate record in the Hunterdon County, New Jersey probate records, which is a Letter of Administration, a Bond, and an Inventory.  This is a Derivative Source record, with Secondary Information (summarized from the original record) and Direct Evidence of a Death and estate probate.

Henry Pickel (1729-1765) and his wife Elisabeth (--?--) Pickel (1731-1803) are my 6th great-grandparents through their daughter Elisabeth Pickel (1764-1849) who married Jacob Sovereign (1759-1851) in 1781 in New Jersey.


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