Author Topic: 1679 Map showing New Barbadoes  (Read 2631 times)

Offline Editor

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4278
  • Karma: 17
    • View Profile
    • Hackensack Now
1679 Map showing New Barbadoes
« on: May 28, 2010, 01:13:39 AM »
I was watching American Experience, "Into the Deep" a 2 hour documentary about early American whaling.  About 25 minutes into the program, a map appeared.  I noticed "New Barbadoes" in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Portions of the map are below.  I did a little research on the map and found a high resolution version here. The map was published in 1679 and must be one of the oldest maps depicting New Barbadoes, currently "Hackensack".

From Heritage to Horizons:
In this immediate area a grant of more than 5,000 acres was made in July of 1668 to planters from Barbadoes. Included in the award were the lands between the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers, 7 miles along their banks from the junction near Newark. Later, another 6 miles was added by a second grant, subsequently known as New Barbadoes Neck. New plantations started by these men helped them become influential men in the colony. By 1676 a Hackensack land grant was made.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 01:19:02 AM by Editor »



Offline Editor

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4278
  • Karma: 17
    • View Profile
    • Hackensack Now
Re: 1679 Map showing New Barbadoes
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 09:55:45 PM »
More discussion about this on the BCHS boards here: http://bergencountyhistory.org/forums/index.php/topic,1690.msg2475.html#msg2475