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Jaques Family Papers

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JAQUES FAMILY PAPERS, 1768-1937





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Jaques family
Title:Jaques Family Papers
Dates:1768/1937
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection consists of deeds, legal documents, and financial records of the Jaques family of Newbury and West Newbury, Massachusetts.
Collection Number:MSS 27

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of deeds, legal documents, and financial records of the Jaques family of Newbury and West Newbury, Massachusetts. It includes deeds of Parker Jaques, a will of Elisabeth Adams from West Newbury, financial receipts of Moody Jaques, and memoirs of Alonzo Jaques.


Folder 1 contains deeds and legal documents, many of which pertain to Parker Jaques. Documents includes description of a land purchase, a tax receipt, a bonding agreement, and an indenture agreement. Also present are copies of Benjamin Jaques' will (1782) and Elisabeth Adams' will (1838). (Elisabeth Adams was most likely Sarah Adams Jaques' younger sister.) Folder 2 contains papers of Alonzo P. Jaques (1820-1922). A memoir written in 1918 (at age 98) describes fishing on the Merrimack River in the early 1830s. Notes written in 1920 (at age 100) discuss a long-standing land dispute in West Newbury. Finally, there are two testimonials congratulating Alonzo Jaques on his 100th birthday, on October 20, 1920.


Folder 3 contains receipts belonging to Benjamin Jaques (from 1768 to 1775), Moody Jaques (from 1811 to 1860), and Jessie B. Jaques (1937). Folder 4 contains a partial genealogy of the Jaques family and a partial genealogy of the Stockman, Page, and Walsh families of Salisbury, Massachusetts. Folder 5 includes a diagram of the twelve tribes of Israel, and a letter to Moody Jaques from Mariah Goodridge, whom he later married, urging him to turn towards the Lord.


Biographical Sketch

The Jaques family is descended from Henry Jaques, who arrived from England in 1640 and settled in Newbury, Massachusetts. The papers in this collection represent five generations of Henry's descendants, including Benjamin (1702-1782), Parker (1743-1819), Moses (1749-1824), Moody (1789-1847), Alonzo (1820-1922), and Jessie (1856-1939) Jaques, all of whom lived in Newbury or West Newbury, Massachusetts.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Adams, Elisabeth, ca 1759-1840
Jaques, Alonzo, 1820-1922
Jaques, Benjamin, 1702-1782
Jaques, Moody, 1789-1847
Jaques, Parker, 1743-1819
Deeds
Newbury (Mass.)
West Newbury (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Jaques Family Papers, MSS 27, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Charles R. Yeaton on April 20, 1979.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lee Jacoby, November 2012.


Related Material

Jacques, Joseph. Diary, 1853-1881. DIA 89


Jaques, John and Jaques, Stephen. Account book, 1712-1794. MSS 1187


Jaques, Moody. Account book, 1814-1827. MSS 1188


Jaques, Richard. Account books, 1814-1855. 6 vols. MSS 1189


Jaques, Roger A. and Jacques, Patricia, eds. Jaques Family Genealogy. Decorah, Iowa: The Anundsen Publishing Company, 1995.


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