Fifth Generation


60. Richard NORWOOD was born before 19 May 1737 in New York, NY, NY.377 He was baptized on 19 May 1737 at Reformed Dutch Church in New York, NY, NY.378 He was appointed freeman of the City of New York on 1 October 1765 379 Richard was appointed juror in 1766 380 He owned several lots purchased from James Donnison on 14 October 1766 at Gold Street in New York, NY, NY.381,382 Recorded for and at the request of Mr. Richard Norwood this 30th day of May 1810 at ¾ past 9 O'clock AM

This Indenture made the fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six between James Donnison of the City of New York Mariner of the one part and Richard Norwood of the same City Brasier of the other part Witnesseth that the said James Donnison for and in consideration of fifteen hundred pounds Lawful money of New York to him in Hand paid by the said Richard Norwood the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Hath granted bargained sold aliened released and confirmed and by these present Doth grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Richard Norwood (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs and assigns forever All that certain piece or lot of ground situate lying and being in the City of New York at a place called the Golden Hill bounded on the North side by Mr. Green's Land on the West by Nassau Street and South by land Late of Geesie Vander Clyff deceased and on the East by the Land of William Beekman Containing in breadth thirty feet and in Length about one hundred & thirty six feet more or less all Dutch Measure that is to say eleven inches to a foot And also all those two certain Messuages of tenements and dwelling Houses and Lots or pieces of ground thereunto belonging situate lying and being in Montgomerie Ward of the said City of New York between a certain Street there called and known by the name of Gold Street and a certain back street to the Southward thereof being bounded to the Northward in front to Gold Street aforesaid to the Southward in the rear by the said Back street to the Eastward on the one said by the Land Late of Bartholomew Le Rouse deceased and to the Westward on the other side thereof by the land late of the Widow Vander Clyff deceased and containing in front and rear at each end twenty eight feet and in length on each side sixty feet Dutch Measure be the same more or less And also all that certain piece or parcel of ground whereon part of the said dwelling houses are and were supposed to stand which said piece or parcel of ground is in breadth eighteen inches and in length fifty six feet and six inches English measure and is the remaining part of a Lot or piece of ground which did formerly belong to Abraham Bertrand deceased and was lately conveyed to the said James Donnison and all houses buildings Orchards Gardens Lands Meadows Commons Pastures feedings trees woods Under Woods Ways paths waters Water Courses Easements profits Commodities advantages Emoluments and hereditaments whatsoever to the said Messuages and dwelling houses & pieces or parcels of ground appertaining or which now are or formerly have been accepted reputed taken know used occupied or enjoyed to or with the same or as part parcel or member thereof or any part thereof or any part thereof. And also the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents & services or all and singular the said premises above mentioned and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances And also all the Estate Right title Interest property claim & demand whatsoever both in Law and Equity of him the said James Donnison of in and to the same & of in and to every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances To Have and to Hold all and singular the said Messuages or tenements and Lots or pieces of ground hereditaments and premises above mentioned and every part and parcel whereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Richard Norwood his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the same Richard Norwood his heirs and assigns forever In Testimony whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and Year first above written James Donnison (LS) Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Elias Nixon Geo Bascome Received on the day of the date of the within written Indenture of Release of the within named Richard Norwood fifteen hundred pounds lawful money of New York being the full consideration therein mentioned James Donnison
Witness Elias Nixon
Geo Bascome
Be it remembered that on the twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven before t=me William Smith Esq one of his Majestys Council for the Province of New York and one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the same Province personally appeared George Bascome one of the witnesses to the execution of the within Indenture who being duly sworn depose & saith that he saw James Donnison execute and deliver as his voluntary act and deed the within Indenture of release and that he also saw Elias Nixon the other witness sign his name as a witness of the execution thereof and I having perused the same and finding therein no material reassures or interlineations do allow the same to be Recorded William Smith State of New York (LS)
On the 10th day of May 1810 appeared before me Elias Nixon know to me and being by me duly sworn did depose and say that he saw James Donnison known to him to be the same person described in and who Executed the within Deed duly execute the same And that he and George Bascome became subscribing witnesses thereto all which is to me satisfactory proof of its execution I allow it to be Recorded
P G Hildreth Mast in Chy On 14 October 1766 he was a Brasier in New York, NY, NY.381 Richard was appointed executor for estate of Cornelia Norwood in 1772 383 He was appointed executor for the estate of Mary Tiebout on 3 September 1773 384 In 1774 he was a copper-smith in New York, NY, NY.385 Richard was appointed grand juror in 1775 386 He was appointed Commissary for the Continental troops on 10 February 1776 387 New York in the Revolution, p 78:
Ordered that Richard Norwood, Commissary of this Colony's Stores, deliver to Col. McDougall or his order such arms and accoutrements from time to time in store, as he shall direct for the Troops and take the receipts of such Capt., to whom such arms and accoutrements are or shall be delivered.

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18 Apr 1776 - Ordered, that Mr. Richard Norwood Commissary of Colony Stores deliver to Col. Ritzema or to such Captains in his Regimt as shall have Col. Ritzema's order all the Musketts and firelocks fit for use now in the Colony Store in his Custody. (By resolution of the 27th of April the time for delivery was limited to 15 days from date.) He lived in New York, NY, NY on 9 July 1776.388 Richard was appointed a Commisary for the military during the Revolutionary War in 1776/7 389 He served in the military Supplier of materiel for war effort on 31 July 1781 in New York, NY, NY.390 He served in the military was on the payroll , Quarter Master General, War Dept. in 1782 in NY.391 Richard petitioned the common council on 16 March 1784 in New York, NY, NY.392 He Petition to stop exportation of slaves on 14 March 1786 in New York, NY, NY.393 He was elected as an elector for the East Ward on 16 September 1786 in New York, NY, NY.394,395 In 1787 Richard was a merchant - 19 Queen street in New York, NY, NY.396 He owned land on 11 September 1787 at near Fly-Market and Fletcher streets in New York, NY, NY.397 He was appointed Executor, Francis Donnison in 1788 398 Richard is listed as a member of the Dutch Church in August 1788 in New York, NY, NY.399 He lived at 19 Queen St in New York, NY, NY in 1789.400 401 In 1791 he was an inspector of butter and hog's lard in New York, NY, NY.402 Richard Emergency sale of Queen St house on 26 May 1791 in New York, NY, NY.403,404 On THURSDAY th 16th of June next, will be sold (if not sold before at private sale,) at XII o'clock at the Coffee-House, for cash only,
The HOUSE and LOT, No. 19, in Queen-street, now in possession of Mr. William Durrell, bookseller. An indisputable title will be given to the purchaser. This house at present is leased for 7 years, at 60£ per annum. May 23
TO THE BENEVOLENT PUBLIC.
THE abovementioned premises, being the property of Mr. Richard Norwood, an honest, tho' poor, distressed, and afflicted fellow citizen, are under a mortgage for five hundred pounds; and if sold on the day fixed upon in the foregoing advertisement, will in all probability be sacrificed, and his poor family greatly distressed thereby. The premises are at present in good repair, and under lease for 7 years at 60£ per annum and the taxes. If any person would advance the money, and take a transfer of the mortgage for security for the above sum, the rent will be more than sufficient to pay the interest, which may be received every half year, if required. The gentleman who has the mortgage has waited some considerable time for his money, and has been very indulgent hitherto, but cannot, without injury to himself, wait any longer. The premises advertised are an excellent stand for business, and will be an ample security for the amount of the mortgage. Any person who has the money to spare, and is disposed to advance it for the above humane purpose, will please to signify his intention by a lin(sic) directed to ELIAS N XEN(sic), No. 8, Burling slip, and shall immediately be waited upon. In 1792 he was a 40 Gold street, measurer in New York, NY, NY.405 In 1793 he was an Inspector of butter and hog's lard in New York, NY, NY.406 In 1794 Richard was a 52 Gold street - custom house measurer in New York, NY, NY.407 In 1796 he was a custom-house measurer in New York, NY, NY.408 In 1797 he was a custom-house measurer at 52 Gold st. in New York, NY, NY.409 Richard lived at 52 Gold in New York, NY, NY in 1798.332 In 1798 he was a custom-house measurer at 52 Gold in New York, NY, NY. In 1799 he was a measurer in New York, NY, NY.410 Richard lived Custom-house Measurer at 52 Gold in New York, NY, NY in 1800.411 He lived Custom-house Measurer at 52 Gold in New York, NY, NY in 1803.412 He lived Custom-house measurer at 52 Gold in New York, NY, NY in 1805.352 Richard lived Custom-house measurer at 52 Gold in New York, NY, NY in 1806.413 He lived in 52 Gold St, New York City, NY, NY before 28 March 1807.414 He died on 28 March 1807 at the age of 69 in New York, NY, NY.415,416,417,418 Richard was buried on 29 March 1807 at Reformed Dutch Church in New York, NY, NY.419 He was adopted. The Daily Advertiser, 3/14/1786, Vol II, Issue 325, page 2:
Richard Norwood is a subscriber to a long article memorializing the horror of slavery and imploring the state legislature to "prevent the further exportation of negro slaves from this state."

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York, NYGBS Vol 61 No 4 Oct 1930
Church Members List, 1785
August - Richard Norwood

Valentine's History of the City of New York, p 14 and 15:
A Petition of Richard Norwood praying Permission to extend the Corner of his House (which he intends to build, fronting Queens & Fletcher Street) a few inches on Fletcher Street; was read & referred to the Aldn & Asstt of the East Ward & to take to their assistance one of the City Surveyors.

Alderman Broome from the Committee on the Petition of Richard Norwood, delivered in the following Report which was read considered and approved of by the Board vizt "That they have (30) in company with Gerard Bancker Esqr one of the City Surveyors, viewed the Ground prayed for, and are of Opinion that Mr Norwood be permitted to build on & occupay a small Strip or Parcel of Ground on the eaterly side of his present dwelling House, to measure fourteen Inches and an half in the front on Queen Street and to run southeasterly to a Point at the Distance of Sixteen feet back from the said Street - this addition to Mr Norwoods Ground will enable him on rebuilding his House to carry the easterly side thereof in a streight(sic) Line back from the said Street."

23 Jan 1769 - Named on the Poll List for local election in New York City - listed as a Freeman and a Freeholder

Richard NORWOOD and Deborah CHADWICK were married on 19 August 1758 in Trinity Church, New York City, NY, NY.420,421 They420,421 lived in 19 Queen street, New York City, NY, NY in 1790.422 They422 appeared in the census in 1790 in New York, NY, NY.423 Richard and Deborah423 lived custom house measurer at 52 Gold st. in New York, NY, NY in 1795.424 They424 lived 52 Gold street in New York, NY, NY in 1796.425 Deborah CHADWICK, daughter of Israel CHADWICK and Frances BLYDENBURGH, was born about 1730 in New York, NY, NY.426 She died on 14 September 1798 at the age of 68 in New York, NY, NY.427 She was buried on 15 September 1798 at Reformed Dutch Church in New York, NY, NY.427

Richard NORWOOD and Deborah CHADWICK had the following children:

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Richard NORWOOD was born on 25 November 1759 in New York, NY, NY.428 He was baptized on 28 November 1759 in Trinity Church, New York City, NY, NY.429 In 1786 he was an earthen ware merchant at John St. in New York, NY, NY.430,431 Richard was appointed New York city fire man on 15 February 1786 432 He died on 11 May 1799 at the age of 39 in New York, NY. He was buried on 11 May 1799 in New York, NY, NY. This may be the Richard Norwood listed as a member of the Reformed Dutch Church in NYC.
August 1788, Richard Norwood

The deed for 58 Beaver street, sold to Samuel Prince Jr on 9 Jun 1807, was probably sold by this Richard Norwood - also the customhouse measurer - married to Elizabeth - this sale would have occurred three months after his father's death.

This may also be the Richard Norwood listed in Valentine's History of New York City, p 203 as a member of the fire department - Company No 13.

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