This is a continuation of my research into the history of the Pauch farm in Delaware Township. This was once the property of Samuel Green, which is why I am publishing it here on my website. It was Samuel Green who got me started on this blog, back in 2009. Apologies to those of my readers who were interested in what I wrote 4 and 5 years ago for taking so long to return to Samuel Green’s life.
The 30,000 Acres
To begin, I must go back to 1688, and the Governor of West New Jersey, Daniel Coxe.1 Coxe purchased shares of West New Jersey from the widow of Edward Byllinge, and planned to turn many of those shares into properties that he could then sell. But he had no intention of leaving England, so he chose an agent to act for him, one Adlord Bowde, draper of Hertford. By October 15, 1687, when Coxe filed his power of attorney, Bowde was already “now bound for Burlington as land agent.”2
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