Queens County, New York is on Long Island. Jamaica was called Rustdorp by the Dutch. It was originally settled by English settlers from neighboring Hempstead. Hempstead was founded in 1644 by emigrants led by Reverend Richard Denton. Jamaica and Hempstead are now in Nassau County.
New Jersey's first permanent European settlement was in 1660.
March 16, 1749: Henry Oxley was administrator of the estate of Hannah van Gelder (sister to Mary Everette) Amwell Township, Hunterdon County (from New Jersey Colonial Documents)
Hunterdon County was originally part of Burlington County, West Jersey. It was set off from Burlington County on March 11, 1714. It included Amwell, Hopewell, and Maidenhead Townships.