Burlington County, New Jersey Genealogy

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==== Parent County  ====
 
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*17 May 1677, Burlington County is the first county created in what is now New Jersey, from the Colonial lands. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*17 May 1677, Burlington County is the first county created in what is now New Jersey, from the Colonial lands. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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*1693, [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] County boundary repealed.  
 
*1693, [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] County boundary repealed.  
 
*1710, boundaries more definite.  
 
*1710, boundaries more definite.  
*7 March 1837, part set off to form [[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*7 March 1837, part set off to form [[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*1838, part transferred to [[Mercer County, New Jersey|Mercer]] County.  
 
*1838, part transferred to [[Mercer County, New Jersey|Mercer]] County.  
*15 February 1850, [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]] County set off. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*15 February 1850, [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]] County set off. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*1857, boundary with [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]] County clarified.  
 
*1857, boundary with [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]] County clarified.  
 
*1891, Egg Harbor township transferred to [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]] County.  
 
*1891, Egg Harbor township transferred to [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]] County.  
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'''St Mary Parish'''<br>  
 
'''St Mary Parish'''<br>  
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Address: 45 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ 08505<br>Phone: (609) 298-0261 Fax: (609) 298-7178<br>  
 
Address: 45 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ 08505<br>Phone: (609) 298-0261 Fax: (609) 298-7178<br>  
  
Website: [[Www.stmarysbordentown.org/|www.stmarysbordentown.org/]]<br>
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Website: [[Www.stmarysbordentown.org/|www.stmarysbordentown.org/]]<br>  
  
 
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Revision as of 16:55, 20 March 2009

United States > New Jersey > Burlington County
showing location of Burlington County

Contents

County Courthouse

"Welcome to Burlington County, New Jersey"
Board of Chosen Freeholders of Burlington County
49 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060

  • Former seat was Burlington, but when the population moved away from the Delaware River, a new center was needed.

History

  • 1681, court established in province of West Jersey.
  • 1694, formed by union of "1st and 2nd tenths"

Parent County

  • 17 May 1677, Burlington County is the first county created in what is now New Jersey, from the Colonial lands. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • 1692, boundary set with Gloucester County.
  • 1693, Gloucester County boundary repealed.
  • 1710, boundaries more definite.
  • 7 March 1837, part set off to form Atlantic County. [1]
  • 1838, part transferred to Mercer County.
  • 15 February 1850, Ocean County set off. [1]
  • 1857, boundary with Ocean County clarified.
  • 1891, Egg Harbor township transferred to Ocean County.
  • 1902, parts added from Camden and Atlantic counties.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Boroughs
  • Fieldsboro
  • Medford Lakes
  • Palmyra
  • Pemberton
  • Riverton
  • Wrightstown
Cities
  • Beverly
  • Bordentown
  • Burlington
Townships
  • Bass River
  • Bordentown
  • Burlington
  • Chesterfield
  • Cinnaminson
  • Delanco
  • Delran
  • Eastampton
  • Edgewater Park
  • Evesham
  • Florence
  • Hainesport
  • Lumberton
  • Mansfield
  • Maple Shade
  • Medford
  • Moorestown
  • Mount Holly
  • Mount Laurel
  • New Hanover
  • North Hanover
  • Pemberton
  • Riverside
  • Shamong
  • Southampton
  • Springfield
  • Tabernacle
  • Washington
  • Westampton
  • Willingboro
  • Woodland
Communities
  • Browns Mills
  • Chatsworth
  • Country Lake Estates
  • Crosswicks
  • Florence-Roebling
  • Jobstown
  • Juliustown
  • Leisuretowne
  • Marlton
  • Moorestown-Lenola
  • New Gretna
  • Pemberton Heights
  • Presidential Lakes Estates
  • Ramblewood
  • Vincentown
Military
  • Fort Dix
  • McGuire Air Force Base

Neighboring Counties

Atlantic | Camden | Mercer | Monmouth | Ocean | Pennsylvania counties: Bucks | Philadelphia

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

St Mary Parish

Founded:1837

Address: 45 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Phone: (609) 298-0261 Fax: (609) 298-7178

Website: www.stmarysbordentown.org/

Court

Gazetteers

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Burlington County  (over 1150 entries)
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].