The following named persons purchased of the agents of Dr. Coxe and
the West Jersey Society, mostly previous to 1696, some few as early
as 1689, the number of acres attached to their respective names, viz:
... Thomas Gandy 50.
Dates and names of those who had ear marks recorded during the
period, whose names are given to show the families then living in
the county: ... 1694, Thomas Gandy.
- From The History of Cape May County, New Jersey, From the
Aboriginal Times to the Present Day, by Lewis Townsend
Stevens, 1897, reprinted 1997
Thomas Gandy recorded his mark for cattle in 1694, and was in this
area when he witnessed the will of Joseph Badcock, 1st. on August
- From A History of Upper Township and Its Villages,
Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, 1989
Thomas Gandy is shown as one of the thirty-five whaler yeoman
families, land title 1694, acreage of farm 50, Precinct location,
- From Cape May County, New Jersey, The Making of
an American Resort Community, by Jeffrey Dorwart, 1944,
May 21, 1748. Will of Thomas Gandy (no place mentioned) but of
Cumberland Co. Wife. Son, Aaron, land in line with Isaac
Garrison's land, to the mouth of a small creek that puts out of
the "great tide pond" on the north side; thence till it intercepts
John Ogden's land; then along Daniel Ogden's line, bounding
therewith to Isaac Garrison's land. Also 1/2 of undivided marsh
below Ware Creek, belonging to Thomas Gandy. Son, David, my other
land and marsh. Daughters-Patience (married), Catherine, Sarah
(married), Mary, Phebe, Hannah, Priscilla, Rebecca, (last three to
be bound out to learn trades) and Naomy. Executors--son-in-law
Nathan Shaw, John Ogden. Witnesses--Daniel Ogden, Elizabeth Ogden,
Isaac Garrison. Proved 5 September, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 506.
August 31, 1748. Inventory (£180.12.3) includes cattle, horses,
swine and books (£16.4.5). Appraisers--Henry Pierson, Daniel
- From New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills
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