Historical and Genealogical Miscellany

[Data Relating to the Early Settlers of New York and New Jersey]. 5 vols.


Author: Stillwell, John Edwin
Publication Date: 1903-32
Reprint Date: 1998
Pages: 5 vols. 2,583 pp.
ISBN: 9780806347646


This monumental five-volume set, commonly referred to as Stillwell, contains genealogical records of early New Jersey and New York (principally Staten Island) and genealogies of the families of the early settlers of New Jersey, with lineages and records of thousands of their descendants. Volumes I and II comprise important early records, including parish registers, marriage records, court and town records, land surveys, warrants, and quit rents. Volumes III-V contain genealogies of the families of Applegate, Ashton, Bowne, Bray, Brown, Burrowes, Campbell, Chamberlain, Coward, Cox, Crawford, Curtis, Dorset, Eaton, Edwards, Fitz Randolph, Grover, Hartshorne, Holmes, Huet, Kearny, Lawrence, Layton, Leaming, Leeds, Lippit, Lyell, Morford, Morris, Mott, Mount, Murphy, Ogborne, Potter, Salter, Seabrook, Shepard, Spricer, Stout, Tallman, Throckmorton, Tilton, Wall, Walling, Watson, White, Whitlock, Whoolley, Winter, and Woodward. Each volume has a full name and subject index, so the labor of searching is reduced to a matter of seconds. The awesome publication contains references to upwards of 100,000 persons and subjects.

N.B. Clearfield’s edition of Stillwell is a limited edition. Researchers are encouraged to purchase their copy while copies last.

“‘Stillwell’s Miscellany’ has long been the first book to check for records of Staten Island, or of Monmouth, Burlington, or Cape May County, New Jersey, or for competent genealogical studies of certain families, mostly of Monmouth County . . . Every library with a genealogical collection and every genealogist specializing in Staten Island or New Jersey families will need this set.”–New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 101, p. 246.

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