John Conrey is the earliest Conrey in Monmouth County who is currently known. I will be posting more info on him later.
The following document is the earliest reference I have found so far to John Conrey.
Comment- summary: John Connery and Caleb Brown borrowed eighteen pounds from Samuel Bayard. Samuel Bayard said they refused to pay. Samuel wants a judgement for twenty pounds.
New Jersey Surpreme Court case number 2080; Samuel Bayard versus JOHN CONNERY, Monmouth, 1736-1737 [The foregoing was penciled on the photocopy in June 2006 by someone at the New Jersey Archives. The following is from a photocopy of the original court document:]
New Jersey Surpreme Court Do Termino May mdccxxxvii
Samuel Bayard v[ersus] John CONNERY [sic; captalization added] } Narr[ative] & Copy of bond [;] filed July the 9th 1737 Aug 13 J Enter judgmnt for amount of a plea[;] True att[est] 2080 [at the bottom of the page in different ink and handwriting is written: "July 30 J W ]
Know all Men by These Presents that we Caleb Brown & John CONNERY [sic; captalization added] of Shrewsbury in the County of Monmouth in the province of the Eastern Division of New Jerey are Held and firmly bound unto Samuel Bayard of the Citty [sic] of Navesinks in the sum of eighteen pounds lawful proclamation money of america To be paid to the Said Samuel Bayard his Certain attorney Executors administrators or assigns for the which paymenthoode Truly to be maide [sic] do we J__do bind our Selves our Heirs Executors and administrators Every of Them Jointly severally firmly by These presents sealed with our seal of dated the twenty sixth day of October in the tenth Year of his Majesty's reign on ___g domino one Thousand seven Hundred Thirty Six.
The Condition of this obligation is such that if the Above bound__ Caleb Brown & John CONNERY [sic; captalization added] or either of them their [sic] or either of their heirs Their Executors or administrators above do well e[and] Truly pay or cause to be paid unto the above named Samuel Bayard his Certain attorney Executor administrators or assigns the just e [and] full sum of ___ pounds Current money afd [sic; aforesaid?] on or before the twenty sixth day of april next and using the date____ with lawful Interest for the same from the date
And that without fraud Coven[?] or further delay then this obligation to be Void and of None Effect Else To Hand & remain in full force & virtue
Caleb Brown LS [NOT legal signature]
John CONERY [sic; captalization added] LS [not legal signature- but Latin term per A-Zax]
Sealed & Del[ivere]d in the p[re]sence of Robert Holmes
New Jersey Sup[rem]e C[o]urt of the Term of May in the tenth Year of King George the second & c
____ attests Samuel Bayard complains against John CONRY [sic; captalization added] otherwise called John Connery of Shrewsbury in the County of Monmouth in the province of the Eastern Division of New Jersey in custody of ________ [= name] Esq high sherif the County of Monmouth of a plea that he render unto him eighteen pounds lawful proclamation money of America which to him he oweth and unjustly detaineth for that (to witt) whereas the said John the twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty six at Freehold in the said County of Monmouth by his certain writing Obligatory with the seal of him the said John Sealed and to the court of our Lord the king now here shown the date whereof is the same day and year acknowledged himself to be held and firmly bound unto him the said Samuel in the afsd [aforesaid] Eighteen pounds to be paid unto him the said Samuel when he this John should be there unto required Nevertheless the said John altho often required ___ the aforesaid Eighteen pounds unto him the said Samuel hath not paid but the same to him to pay to the said John altogether refused & still doth refuse to the damage of him the said Samuel Twenty pounds and thereof he brings this Suit
True ___ Def[enden]ts in Custodia} Plagis [?] John Doe [or Dee] & Rithard Roe [or Ree]
Monmouth J[=?] The above named Samuel Bayard put in his place Benjamin Pr___ his attorney against the said John CONNERY [sic; captalization added] in ple[a] of Debt
John CONNERY[sic; captalization added] } ___
The Body of John CONNERY [sic; captalization added] is taken and in custody but ye body of Calab [sic] is not to be found in my Bail wick [signed]__ Bryeh[____
[page three but separate piece of paper]
Caleb Brown } Price L [pounds] 18
[signed] _ Bryeh V_ca_
George the Second by the Grace of God __ Great Britain Prince and Ireland King Defender of the Faith to our Sherif [sic] of our County of Monmouth Graciously we Command and by ___ word[?] take Caleb Brown and John Conrey [sic] This wise Called Caleb Brown & John Connory [sic] both of Shrewsbury in the county of Monmouth in the province of the Eastern Division of New Jersey they may be found within your Bailwick and them ___ ____ and that ____ have better ___ ____ ___ our next Surpreme Court at Burlington on the second Tuesday in May next ____ and ___ ___ ___ unto Samuel Bayard of a Wrong Trespass & also the bill of him thereon _____ Samuel against them then Caleb Brown & John Connory [sic] separately for Eighteen pounds current lawful proclamation money Debt according to the testifying original court before the next ... & .... Burlington __ has fourteenth day of May .......
Honorable ____ ____ ____ of Justice ___ to the City of ____ _____ ____ ______ _____ _____ March in the year of our Reign.
[Comment: the following is different than the above.]
George the Second by the Grace of God __ Great Britain Prince and Ireland King Defender of the Faith to our Sherif [sic] of our County of Monmouth Graciously as before we Command ___ that you take Caleb Brown A[?] Thosewise call on Caleb Brown of Shrewsbury in the county of Monmouth in the province of the Eastern Division of New Jersey who may be found within your Bailwick _udical at ye Citty [sic] of Perth Amboy ____Second Tuesday in August .................. Samuel Bayard for eighteen pounds proclamation money Debt According to the court ____ _____ ____ ____ ... Burlington the fourteenthday of May [sic] in the ___ year of our Reign.
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