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Re: Mary Garrabarants _ of Stone House Plaine wife of John Mandeville
Posted by: Chris Schopfer (ID *****1072) Date: July 23, 2008 at 10:55:42
In Reply to: Re: Mary Garrabarants _ of Stone House Plaine wife of John Mandeville by Laura Manzanilla of 76

Laura:

Please note that Newark included Bloomfield Township until 1812, and Caldwell Township until 1798, so depending on the dates of the business listings you saw, they may or may not have been in modern-day Newark. Present-day Newark and the southern part of Bloomfield were predominantly English until the early 1800s, while northern Bloomfield (Speertown, Stone House Plains et al.) and much (all?) of Caldwell were essentially overgrowth of Dutch Bergen and Passaic Counties. Even after 1800, the mixing of the Dutch and English communities was gradual. By the early-mid 1800s, though, there was quite a bit of mixing.

Was the earliest Mandevilles Huguenots? (See John de Manneville at http://huguenot.netnation.com/ancestor/lookup.php?m) Huguenots lived mostly in Dutch communities. While I'm not familiar with the family, I gather they lived in Dutch areas. For example, at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rclarke/page3/mandev_h.htm you will see locations such as Hackensack, Gansegat (the Dutch name for Fairfield), and Pompton Plains, all of which were originally Dutch communities.

For the above reasons, you may have more luck searching to the north of Newark (Dutch church records and records archived at the state level, like wills).

Good luck.

Chris


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