An American Family History

Mary Everett Oxley

Everett is also spelled Everetm Everette, Everit, and Everitt.

The Dutch were the first Europeans claim land in New Jersey. The region became a territory of England in 1664 when an English fleet sailed into New York Harbor and took control of Fort Amsterdam.

Mary Everett Oxley was born June 16, 1697 in Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau) County, New York. Her parents were Richard Everett and Elizabeth Clare.

She married Henry Oxley about 1722 in New Jersey. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Henry and Mary Oxley.

Richard Everett and Elizabeth Clare

  • Abraham Everett
  • Richard Everett
  • Mary Everett Oxley
  • George Everett
  • Hannah Everett van Gelder
  • Nicholas Everett
  • Children of Henry Oxley
    and Mary Everett
  • Everit Oxley
  • Mary Oxley Howell
  • Elizabeth Oxley
  • Hannah Oxley Stephens
  • Henry Oxley
  • Rachel Oxley
  • Clare Oxley
  • John Oxley
  • 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.


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