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It’s been a year…

…since the last posting.  No funding appears forthcoming in the near future for further exploration of the Hertz Lot, AKA West Shipyard, but we can dream and learn more in the meantime.  Here are some more recent web articles related … Continue reading

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Report on the 2012 West Shipyard Dig is Posted on the Web

I’ve finally found the final report on the 2012 dig: It is possible to view the document and also to download a PDF file.

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There’s Much that We Know (and much we do not) about that Tavern: the Penny Pot

The “Penny Pott House” is portrayed in the earliest known painting of Philadelphia—the first known painting of any American city, for that matter!    A man assumed to be a sign painter, Peter Cooper, painted a fanciful rendering of the … Continue reading

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Purchase of 200 Acres in Gloucester, New Jersey

According to “Patents and Deeds and Other Early Records of New Jersey 1664-1703”, page 673, James West made a purchase of land from William Steel “late of Cork, Ireland, now of Bristoll, England”.  The land was east of John Taylor … Continue reading

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A long time since the last posting…

Almost a year since the last post, but there are still things to share.  I have not heard anything more about the Hertz Lot site.  However, I was recently contacted by two individuals interested in our tree.  One is Catherine … Continue reading

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The James West Tree is Back on Track!

I am happy to inform all those interested in our James West descendant tree that the problems with random duplication of individuals has been corrected.  Though it’s not clear why it occurred, all sixteen pages listing people in the tree … Continue reading

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Due to technical difficulties…

…there are individuals in the tree with “x” after their last name.  But don’t worry—I can explain. I finally got Family Tree Maker 2 for the Mac.  This seemed to be a great idea: I’d been using Reunion for many … Continue reading

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