Fourth Generation


31. Andrew NORWOOD was born before 4 April 1703 in New York, NY, NY.260,261 He was baptized on 4 April 1703 in New York, NY, NY.261 On 9 March 1718 he was an apprentice to a wigmaker in New York, NY, NY.262 New York City Indentures:
Register for Cornelius Bridgeman the 9th day of March Anno Dom 1718
This Indenture Wittnesseth that Andrew Norwood Sonn of Cornelia Norwood of the City of New York Widdow hath put himselfe, and by these Presents doth voluntarily, and of his own free will and word by and with the Consent of his Mother put himselfe apprentice to Cornelius Bridgeman of the Same place Barber and Wiggmaker with him to live and after the Manner of an Apprentice to Serve from the Twenty Eighth Day of March Anno Dom One thousand Seven hundred and Eighteen till the full Term of Seven Years be Compleat and ended, Dureing all which Term the Said Apprentice his Said Master and all his faithfully Shall Serve his Secretts keep his Lawfull Commands Gladly Every where Obey, He shall do no Damage to his Said Master, nor See to be Done by Others without letting or giving Notice to his Said Master, He Shall not waste his Said Masters Goods not lend them unlawfully to any. He Shall not Committ Fornication nor Contract Matrimony within the Said Term, at Cards Dice or any Other Unlawfull Game he Shall not play whereby his Said Master may have Damage, with his own Goods not the Goods of Others Dureing the Said Term without Lisence from his Said Master he Shall Neither buy nor Sell. He Shall not Absent himselfe day or night from his Masters Service without his leave nor haunt Alehouses Taverns, or Play houses, but in all things as a faithfull Apprentice he Shall behave himselfe toward his Master and all his, Dureing the Said Term, Shall by the best means or Method that he Can Teach or Cause the Said apprentice to be Taught the Art or Mistery of a Barber and Wiggmaker and Shall also find and provide unto the Said Apprentice of Sufficient Meat Drink, Apparel Lodging and Washing Fiting for an Apprentice And at the End of the Said Term he the Said Master Shall give unto his Said Apprentice One New Suit of Wareing Apparell Consisting of Coat Wastcoat and Breeches a New hatt Two New Neck cloths Six New Shirts One New pair of Stockings and one New pair of Shoes also a Black a brie and two New Razors and winters Schooling. Dureing Said time For the true performance of all and Every the Said Covenants and Agreements Either of the Said Parties bring themselves unto the Other by these Presents In Witness whereof they have hereunto Interchangeably put their hands and Seals this Twenty Eighth Day of March in the fourth year of his Majesties Reign Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred and Eighteen Andrew Norwood (Seal) Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of Richard Norwood Edward Pennant Memorandum this 8th day of March 1718 Then personally Came before me John Cruger Esq Alderman & one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace of the City & County of New York the within named Andrew Norwood and Acknowledged this Indenture to be his Voluntary Act and Deed Witness my hand the day & year above written John Cruger Andrew help to found the settlement in 1724 at Fort St. Croix in Hoosick, New York, British America.263 He witnessed Witnessed will of James Hude, Esq. on 2 February 1749 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ264 265 He Petition to House of Rep on 23 March 1758 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.266 Andrew witnessed Witnessed will of Isaac Egberts on 25 December 1769 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ267 He Inventory of Damage during Revolution in 1776–1782 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.268 He charged with sedition in 1778 in Middlesex Co, NJ.269 The New Jersey Gazette, Vol 1, Issue 39, 2 Sept 1778, page 4:

New Jersey, Middlesex, ff. - Whereas inquisitions have been found against the following persons, who have either joined the army of the King of Great-Britain, or have otherwise offended against the form of their allegiance to this State, viz. Barnardus Legrange, Frederick Wifer, Jacob Wifer, jun. James Collins, Andrew Norwood, John Pack, William Hall, Nathaniel Mundroe, Richard Davis, John Brown, Duncan McCarty, Matthew Sieght, James Richmond, John Richmond, John Duychinck, Peter Barbine, Alexander Watson, Robert Grames, John Van Norden, jun. Oliver Delancey, of New-York, but who has estate in Middlesex county, Andrew Merfereau, John Perrine, jun. Samuel Smith, John Cook, Robert Martin, Stephen Skinner, Oliver Barbine, Robert Richard Crowe, Andrew Barbine, Samuel Warne, David Gosling, Robert Campbell, Cortland Skinner, and Philip French, of Somerset, but who has estate in Middlesex; which inquisitions have been returned at the last Court of Common-Pleas held at New-Brunswick, in and for the said county of Middlesex, and proclamation made in open Court according to law for the said offenders, or any person on their behalf, to appear and traverse the said inquisitions. NOTICE is hereby given to the said offenders, that if they do not appear, or any person in their behalf, or whoever shall think himself interested in the premises, at the next Court of Common-Pleas to be held at New-Brunswick, in and for the county of Middlesex, on the send Tuesday in October next, to traverse and put in the security required by law, that then the said inquisitions will be taken to be true, and final judgment will be entered thereon.
John Lloyd
William Scudder,
Commissioners

Middlesex county, August 15, 1778


New York City Court Records, 1684 - 1760
Andrew Norwood and John Oates are discharged from their recognizances. 5 Aug 1746

Supreme Court of New Jersey
Case files
Box 565, Item 37203, Loc.: C14-18-07
State vs Norwood

The Jurors in Behalf of the State of New Jersey for the People of the County of Middlesex upon their Oath present that the State of New Jersey and the United States of America was are and for some time past have been at open war and Enmity with George the Third King of great Britain, and that Andrew Norwood late of New Brunswick in the said Count of Middlesex on the first day of July in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and Twenty Seven and during the War and from New Brunswick in the said County of Middlesex did voluntarily, maliciously, advisedly and seditously go over to the City of New York, in the State of New York, which said City of New York was then in the possession of the Enemy, to wit of the Army of the said King of Great Britain, and the Jurors afd upon their Oath afd do further present, that the said Andrew Norwood afterwards to wit on the nineteenth day of August in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight and during the War afd did voluntarily, maliciously, advisedly and seditiously come from the City of New York afd so as afd being in the possession of the Enemy aforesaid and return to New Brunswick afd in the said County of Middlesex and State of New Jersey without any leave License or support previously obtained from any Competent Authority to the Evil Example of all others in the like case offending against the form of the Act of the New Council and General Assembly of this State in such case one and provided against the peace of this State the Government and Dignity of the same.
Wm Paterson Atty Genl


On opposite side of case file: Midx Oyer & Term. , Au? Mor?,
The State vs Andrew Norwood - In?? from Midterm
A True Bill
James Abraham Foreman
Def. being charged pleaded Guilty In North Ward, New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ in April 1779 he's listed in the Ratables as a householder.270 Andrew appeared in the census in 1780 in Middlesex Co, NJ.271 He owned on 26 September 1783 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.272 He signed a will on 15 April 1784 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.273,274,275 2Liber 29, p. 358

In the name of God Amen, the fifteenth day of April, in the year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty four. I Andrew Norwood of this City of New Brunswick, in the County of Middlesex, and province of New Jersey Peruke maker being in health of Body and in perfect sound mind and memory, thanks be unto God for the same; yet calling to mind my mortality, knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following. Viz: I commit my Spirit unto God who gave it, and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named. Imprimis I Will, and appoint, that all my lawful debts and funeral Charges be paid, and satisfied. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John now living the sum of Thirty shillings to paid out of my Estate. I give & bequeath unto the rest of my Children, Thirty five shillings; to be equally divided amongst them, Viz: Tobias, Andrew, Catherine, Cornelia, Hannah, and Mary, the above sum to be paid and divided amongst them outt of my Estate. I give and bequeath to my Well Beloved Wife Hannah, all the residue and remainder of my Estate real and Personal, whatsoever and wheresoever. Viz: One certain messuage or dwelling House and lott of land & premises, situate lying and being in the City of New Brunswick aforesaid, on a certain street, called Albany street; together with a certain legacy, arising to my estate, give and bequeathed to me, by my sister Cornelia Norwood late of the City of New York deceased, and is situate lying and being in said City with all and singular my Household furniture, to the only proper use; benefitt and behoof of her the said Hannah my well beloved wife; whom I also make and ordain, to be sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament, hereby disallowing, revoking, and disannulling all former and other Wills and Testaments, at any time heretofore by me made; Ratifying and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament.
Andw. Norwood (SS)

Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Andw. Norwood to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers. Peter Vandenburgh, Willm. Applegate, Jno Thompson. Andrew owned home for sale after death before 1787 in Albany St, New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.276 He died on 23 January 1787 at the age of 83 in Hoosick, Rensselaer, NY.260,277 He was buried after 23 January 1787 in Sancoick, Hoosick, Rensselaer, NY.278,279,280 Andrew had his estate probated on 19 June 1787 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.281 Peter Vandenburgh and William Applegate two of the Witnesses to the within Will being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, did severally depose and say, that they and each of them saw Andrew Norwood the Testator therein named sign and seal the same; and heard him publish pronounce & declare the within writing to be his Last Will and Testament; & that at the doing thereof the said Testator was of sound & disposing mind & memory, as far as these deponents know, & as they verily believe: & that John Thompson the other subscribing Evidence was present at the same time, & signed his name as a Witness to the said Will together with these deponents, in the presence of the said Testator. Sworn at New Brunswick the 19th day of June 1787.
Before me Jona. Deare Surrog

The foregoing Will being proved, probate was granted by His Excellency William Livingston Esq. unto Hannah Norwood sole Executrix in the said Will named; she being first duly sworn well & truly to perform the same, exhibit as true and perfect Inventory, and render a just and true Account when thereunto lawfully required. Given under the Prerogative Seal the day and year above said.
Bowes Reed. Register He owned Sale of house on 9 October 1787 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.282 He owned a lot at the North end of Prince Street before 1790 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.283 (Seventh great grandfather)

Information that I cannot attribute to Andrew - but interesting:

1. New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, 24 Jan 1774; Issue 1161; p. 4, New York, NY:
Pursuant to an order of the inferior court of common pleas held at New-Ark, in and for the county of Essex, NOTICE is hereby given to the respective creditors of Andrew Norwood and James Hogan, insolvent debtors, now confined for debt in the gaol of the county of Essex, that the said creditors appear before two of the judges of said court, on Tuesday the 15th day of February next, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, at the courthouse in New-Ark aforesaid, to shew cause (if any they have) why the said prisoners should not be discharged from their imprisonment, agreeable to the directions of an act of the Governor, Council, and General Assembly of the province of New-Jersey, passed in the twelfth year of his present Majesty's reign, entitled, "An act for the relief of insolvent debtors."

2. Johanna Norwood
Listed in the New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings, Vol 12, No 1, Jan 1927, p 83: 1763 Sept 11, Norwood, Andrew and Johanna - Johanna
I do not believe that Johanna is another name for Hannah - do not know if there was another Andrew in New Brunswick old enough and married to a Johanna. Originally I listed her as one of Andrew and Hannah's children, but have changed my mind - don't think she belongs in this family. Also, Hannah would have had to be 52 when she was born - not impossible, but highly doubtful. Not mentioned in Andrew's will.

Andrew NORWOOD and Hannah "Annetje" VAN NORDEN were married about 1735 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.284,285,286 They284,285,286 lived family patient of Moses Scott, MD in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ on 27 December 1779.287 Hannah "Annetje" VAN NORDEN, daughter of Johannes VAN NORDEN and Hendrika TEN EYCK, was born before 5 October 1712 in New York, NY, NY.288 She was christened on 5 October 1712 at Dutch Reformed Church in New York, NY, NY.289 She owned land which she sold to John Dennis, Jr on 20 July 1790 in Middlesex Co, NJ.290,291 Page 533

Hannah Norwood & Others
To
John Dennis Junr

This Indenture made the twentieth day of July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety Between Hannah Norwood Widow and Relict of Andrew Norwood late of the City of New Brunswick Peruke Maker deceased John Norwood Baker, Jonathon Twist House Carpenter & Cornelia his Wife Thomas Sickles Merchant and Mary his Wife All of Verlam Slack in the County of Albany, Andrew Norwood Shoemaker and Catherine Brasher both of the City of New York, which said John Norwood Cornelia the Wife of Jonathon Twist Mary the Wife of Thomas Sickles Andrew Norwood & Catherine Brasher and all of them Children of the said Andrew Norwood deceased of the one part and John Dennis Junior of the City of New Brunswick Merchant of the other Part Witnesseth that the said parties to the first part of those presents for and in Considerations of the Sum of Two Hundred & fifty Pounds Current Money of the State of New York to them in hand paid by the Said John Dennis Junr at or before the Sealing hereof the Receipt whereof they do hereby Acknowledge and themselves be fully Satisfied Contented and paid And thereof & of and of and from every part and parcel thereof they do and each of them doth hereby Requit, Release, Exonerate and discharge the land John Dennis Junr his Heirs Executors and Administrator have granted bargained sold Aliened Remised Released & confirmed and by these presents do grant Bargain Sell Alien Remise Release & Confirm unto the said John Dennis Junior (in his Actual Possession now being by Virtue of a Bargain & Sale to him thereof made for and whole Year by Indentured bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents And by force and Virtue of the Statute for bartering Uses into possession and to his Heirs & Assigns forever All that Certain lot piece or parcel of Ground Situate lying and being in New Brunswick aforesaid Beginning about the North and of a Certain Street called Peace Street at the West Side thereof at the South Side of French's Street the Westerly along the said South Side of French's Street then Westerly along the said South Side of French's Street, Forty feet, thence Southerly at Right Angles from Said French's Street Seventy five feet thence Easterly on a line Parralel(sic) to Said French's Street to Peace Street after thence Northerly along the West Side of Said Peace Street, to where it first began Together with all and Singular the Houses Pub Houses Erections Buildings Entry Ways Passages Gates Yards Wells Waters Water Courses Easements Immunities Liberties privileges and advantages whatsoever to the said Premises belonging or in any wise appertaining And also all the Estate Right title property possession Dower Claim or Demand whatsoever of them the Said Parties to the first part hereof and every of them of in and to the said premises with the Appurtenances or any part or parcel thereof And the Reversion & Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues & Profits property thereof and of every part and parcel thereof To have and to hold, the lot of Ground and Premises hereby granted and Released with the Heriditaments and appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto the said John Dennis Junior his Heirs & Assigns to the Sole and only proper Use benefit & behoof of him the said John Dennis Junior his Heirs & Assigns forever And the said Portion to the first part of those Presents for themselves and each of them their and each of their executors, Administrators and Assigns Do Covenant and Agent to and with the said John Dennis Junior his Heirs & Assigns that they and the lawfull and rightfull Owner of all and singular the said lot price or parcel of Ground. Heriditaments and premises above mentioned and of every part and parcel there & with the Appurtenances And are lawfully and rightfully seized in their own light, of a good sure perfect absolute and indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in fee simple of and in all and Singular the Premises above mentioned with the appurtenances without any matter of Condition Mortgage Cause Matter or thing to alter change charge or determine the same, And also that they the said Parties to the first part of these presents now have good Right full power and lawful authority in their own Right to grant Bargain Sell and convey all and Singular the said Lot of Ground Heriditaments and premises above mentioned with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Dennis Junior his Heirs and Assigns to the sole and only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said John Dennis Jun. his Heirs and Assigns forever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents And also that he the said John Dennis Junr. His Heirs & Assign shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably quietly hold occupy possess and enjoy all and singular the said Lot of Ground Heriditaments and premises above mentioned with their and every of their Appurtenances without the lot suit horrible hindrance molestation interruption and denial of them the said parties to the first part hereof or either of them or of the Heirs or Assigns of Tobias Norwood late of the City of New York Shoemaker deceased who was also and other of the Children of the said Andrew Norwood deceased or of the Heirs or Assigns of them that freed and discharged of and from all former and other bargains sales gifts Grants Leases Mortgages Dowers Judgments & Presents and of and of and from all other Changes troubles and encumbrances whatsoever had made Committed done or Suffered or to be had made Committed and or suffered by them the said parties to the first part hereof or by either of them or by the said Andrew Norwood Deceased or Tobias Norwood Deceased in their life times or any other person or person whomsoever claiming or to claim by from or under them or an or either of them And lastly the said parties to the first part of those presents for themselves and each of them their and every of their Heirs Executors and Administrators do Covenant Promise Grant and agree to and with the said John Dennis Junior his Heirs & Assigns that the aforesaid Lot piece or parcel of Ground Heriditaments and Premises hereby Granted and Released and every part and parcel thereof unto the said John Dennis Junr. His Heirs and Assigns against them the said Parties to the first part hereof as against the said Tobias Norwood and their and each of every of their Heirs and Assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these Presents In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have hereunto Interchangeably set their hands & Seals the day year first above Written.
her
Sealed and delivered Hannah X Norwood S
mark

By Hannah Norwood

Andrew Norwood and Andrew Norwood S
Catherine Brasher in Catherine Brasher S
The presence of the John Norwood S
John F Roosbach Cornelia Twiss S
Tunis Wortman Mary Sickles S
Zach W Sickles Saw Cornelia Twiss Thomas Sickles S
Meadall Taylor Jona Twiss & John Jonathon Twiss S
Norwood Execute

Zach W Sickels Saw Mary Sickles Execute
John Alslynd Junr Saw Thomas Sickles
Sign & deliver
Received On the date of the within Written Indenture ofd. From the within named John Dennis Junior the Sum of Two Hundred & Fifty Pounds being the full Consideration Money within Mentioned
her
£250 Hannah X Norwood
mark
Catherine Brasher
John Norwood
Jon. Twiss
Thomas Sickels

City of New York ss:

John Frederick Roosbach one of the Notaries Public of the State of New York residing in the said City duly Constituted & appointed by Virtue of a Commission under the great Seal of the said State do hereby Certify declare and make know to all to whom those Presents shall come or may in any wise Concern, That on the day of the date hereof personally came and appeared before me Tunis Wortman of the said City Student at Law who being by me duly sworn did declare that he was present at and saw Hannah Nowood(sic) Catherine brasher & Andrew Norwood sign seal and as their and each of their Voluntary Act and deliver a Certain Deed or Indenture of Release to transfer, a Lot of Ground lying at the North end of Peace Street in the City of New Brunswick in the State of New Jersey to John Dennis Junr of New Brunswick aforesaid Merchant which Deed or Release bears date the twentieth day of July One Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety, and is also executed by the other person herein after name and at the same time also appeared before me the said notary John Alstyne Junior of the city who, being by me duly Sworn did declare that he was present at and Thomas Sickles and other of the parties to the said Deed execute the same as and for his Voluntary Act and Deed and that he Subscribed his name as a Witness to the execution thereof And I the said Notary further Certify that at the time of executing said Deed in manner of .. by the said Thomas Sickles the said Thomas declared to me that he was present and saw John Norwood Cornelia Twiss Jonathon Twiss and Mary Sickles Severally execute the said Deed to which they are parties freely and voluntarily without any manner of Compulsion or Threat for the Uses and purposes in the said Deed mentioned - and I do further Certify That I have Examined the said Deed which appears to be without any erasures Interlineations Whatsoever -
Tun Wortman John Alstyne Junr
In Testimony whereof I the said Notary have here unto subscribed my Name and Affixed my Notarial Seal in the City of New York aforesaid this fourteenth day of July 1791 ~
J F Roorbach
Recorded July 25 1790 Examined and agrees with the Original
Jona~ Beard Clk Annetje died after 1791 at the age of 79.292

Andrew NORWOOD and Hannah "Annetje" VAN NORDEN had the following children:

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Catharine (Catrena) NORWOOD.

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Benjamin NORWOOD was born before 25 March 1739 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.293 He was baptized on 25 March 1739 in New Brunswick First Reformed Church, NJ.294 295 He died before 1784 at the age of 45.296 Probaby the Benjamin Norwood who signed the petition submitted to Gen Howe after the British had re-taken New York - 16 Oct 1776

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Johannis NORWOOD was born before 14 February 1741 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.297 He was baptized on 14 February 1741 in New Brunswick First Reformed Church, NJ.298 On 3 June 1782 he was a baker in New York, NY, NY.299 In 1790 Johannis was a baker in Verlam Slack, Albany, NY.300 He lived in Verlam Slack, Albany, NY on 20 July 1790.301 He died after 1790 at the age of 49.

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Dirck NORWOOD was born before 27 February 1743 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.302 He was baptized on 27 February 1743 in New Brunswick First Reformed Church, NJ.303 He on 30 July 1770 in New York, NY, NY.304 Dirck died before 1784 at the age of 41.305 D Norwood is listed in the 1786 New York City Directory as a tavernkeeper at 44 John St. If this death date is correct, then this is the wrong D Norwood, but if he was left out of his father's will because of his occupation or other things, this may be him.

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Tobias NORWOOD.

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Cornelia NORWOOD.

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Andrew NORWOOD.

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Hanna NORWOOD was born before 14 July 1754 in New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ.306 She was baptized on 14 July 1754 in New Brunswick First Reformed Church, NJ.307 She died before 1784 at the age of 30.308

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Maritie "Mary" NORWOOD.
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