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Jaques Family Papers, 1768-1937, undated

Identifier: MSS 27

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.


  • Creation: 1768-1937, undated


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.

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.


0.25 linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of deeds, legal documents, and financial records of the Jaques family of Newbury and West Newbury, Massachusetts.

Physical Location

Phillips Library Stacks


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

Bibliography and Related Collections

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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Collection processed by Lee Jacoby, November 2012.

JAQUES FAMILY PAPERS, 1768-1937, undated
Processed by: Lee Jacoby; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rajkumar Natarajan.
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