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Fenwick, John 1618-1683

Quaker colonist; a founder of the colony of West Jersey; born in England in 1618; obtained a grant of land in the western part of New Jersey in 1673; emigrated thither in 1675; and settled in Salem. His claim was resisted by Governor Andros, of New York, and he was arrested and cast into jail, where he remained about two years. He subsequently conveyed his claim to West Jersey to William Penn. He died in England in 1683.

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