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Friday, August 23, 2013

Walter Dunlavy Assault on Hendrick Brewer

Item no. 11 of Abstracts of Early Monmouth County Court Papers, Part 1, is the court file of what appears to be a case of assault committed by Walter Dunlavy, of Shrewsbury, on Hendrick Brewer. The case is dated 3 October 1798, and so I suspect that this Hendrick Brewer, would be either the son of Jan Brouwer and Helena Van Cleef, who was baptized in 1735 and died in 1802, or, his son of the same name, Hendrick Brewer, baptized in 1775 and living in 1840 at Middletown. This Hendrick is a descendant of Jan Brouwer of Flatlands.

No. 11. Walter Dunlavy Assault on Hendrick Brewer

There are eleven pages to this file, and as some need to be rotated to read, it is suggested that users download the PDF and use their computer's tools to manipulate the images. The hand writing is difficult to read and the lack of punctuation makes the task of reading and transcribing a bit tedious. I have abstracted at least the names mentioned in the case and that can be found with the link highlighted above. I can't say that there is any revealing genealogical information in the file, but should anyone out there be up to transcribing it, I would be happy to make it available online, on this blog site, for others to access as well.

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