The 350th Anniversary of the Quaker Migration to Monmouth County

  • 14 Jan 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monmouth County Library, Eastern Branch, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ

"The Quaker Migration to Monmouth County:
Why, When and How" by Charles Gross.

April 8, 2015 is the 350th Anniversary of the signing of the Monmouth Patent by Gov. Nicolls of New York. This did "Give, confirm, and grant" the area we know as Monmouth County to twelve individuals with the requirement that they had to persuade "100 families at the least" to settle in the County.

Four of the twelve individuals were Quakers who then encouraged other Quakers to move to Monmouth County from Rhode Island, Long Island, and Massachusetts and other places.

Many arrived by sailing up the Navesink River to Passage Point (now Black Point), near the north end of Navesink Avenue in Rumson.

This presentation will describe the Quaker migration; why they were interested; and how they got there.

Charlie Gross is an NMHA Board Member. local historian, and librarian at Monmouth County Library, Eastern Branch.


Copyright © 2014 Navesink Maritime Heritage Association

Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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