Samuel Demarest married the daughter of Jacob Titsvort, Margrietje in about 1753. They are Georgiana Van Emburgh O’Kelly’s 4x’s great-grandparents whose families were pioneers of eastern New Jersey. The agreement is the earliest dated document in the family collection.
1745 credit agreement of Samuel Demarest and his father-in-law Jacob Titsvoort to Harme Lutkins
Know all men by these presents that we Jacob Titsvort Esq. and Samuel DEMAREST Carpenter Both of Hamburgh in the county of Bergen and province of East New Jersey am holden and firmly bound unto Harme LUTKINS of the same place turner in the sum of Eighteen pounds Currant Money of New York to be paid to said Harme LUTKINS or to his certain attourney heirs Ex [Executors] Adms. [administrators] or assigns to the which payment will and truly to be made We do hereby bind ourselves Our heirs Ex Ad and each and Every of them firmly by this presents sealed with our seals dated this first day of May In the Twenty Seventh year of his Majesties rein.
Annoq Domini One thousand seven hundred and fifty four – New Stile
The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above Jacob TITSVORT and Samuel DEMAREST or either of them their or eyther of their heirs Ex Ad do well and truely pay or cause to be paid unto the above name Harme LUTKINS or to his certain attourney Heirs Ext Ad or assigns the first and full sum of nine pounds of the like money as above said on or before the first day of May next evening the date hereof and that without fraud , [illegible] or further delay them this above written obligation shall be null and void and of none effect else same to stand and remain in full force and virtue
Sealed and Delivered in the presents of Yan VANDERBOEK and Guilliam BERTHOLF