Argyle Patent Documents

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A Listing of the Argyle Patent Documents
Including Jennie M Patten’s
Argyle Patent & Accompanying Documents I-X
Citations to original documents and known transcriptions.
Notes on Patten’s Documents XIII, IX & X
Compiled by Ann C Gilchrest
13 October 2018
Last updated 13 November 2018

Introduction:

The following is a list of the documents I have located pertaining to various aspects of The Argyle Patent. Citations are included for the original documents and any known transcriptions. Two primary finding aids were used to locate documents:

The first: New York State Secretary’s Office, Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643–1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864).

The second: E. B. O’Callaghan New York State Secretary’s Office, Calendar of Historical Manuscripts In The Office Of The Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y. Part II English Manuscripts 1664–1776 (Albany: Weed, Parsons, and Company, 1866).

Finding aids used are in green text. The complete finding aid entry is included for each document. The New York State Archives series and microfilm roll numbers are noted after the finding aid entry in purple text. If there is a correlating Patten Document or another set of Documents it is noted after the series and roll number.

Of the available originals, I have not yet obtained a copy of Document 20.

Documents 11, 12 and 13 correspond to Patten Documents VIII, IX and X respectively. A genealogist’s goal is to correctly identify their person of interest. There is no doubt these three documents contain the most critical information in any of the Argyle Documents in pursuit of that goal. The original documents no longer exist. A detailed discussion follows the entry for Document 13.

A note about the citations to the original documents. The finding aids list volume numbers in Roman numerals followed by a page number. The page numbers are actually to folios that have been bound into volumes. Each page of a folio contains the same volume and page number. Additionally, the New York State Archive has translated the Roman numerals from the finding aids to Arabic numerals in their catalog. I have chosen to use folio numbers instead of page numbers for clarity.

I have included links to the transcribed documents that can be found online. These links will open in a new tab in your browser.

The Documents:

DOCUMENT 01
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 236.
“1738 Oct. 17 Petition of Alexander Montgomerie and others, praying a patent for 7,200 acres of land near Wood creek, with List of persons to be included in said grant,…”Vol. XII p. 170. Series A0272 Roll 7. PATTEN DOCUMENT I.

DISCUSSION:

A difference in analysis between the Patten transcription and viewing the original document. Patten’s list of names with the number of acres requested shows a column marked “children.” The original document shows a line through the word children. Based on another list, my Document 11, Patten Document VIII it appears that the column labeled children should be the total number of family members including children.

Citations:
Original Document microfilm:
“Petition of Alexander Montgomerie (sic) &c for a 7200 Pat[ent] at Wood Creek,” 17 October 1738, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 12, folio 170, Series A0272, microfilm, roll 7; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Alexander Montgomerie (sic) &c for a 7200 Pat[ent] at Wood Creek,” 17 October 1738, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 12, folio 170, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

Transcription:
Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document I, p. 297.

DOCUMENT 02
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 237.
“1738 Oct. 17 Petition of Ronald Campbell, praying a patent for 1000 acres of a certain tract at or near Wood creek,” Vol. XIII p. 1. Series A0272, Roll 7.

Citation:
Original Document microfilm:
“Petition of Ronald Campbell, praying a patent for 1 000 acres of a certain tract at or near Wood creek..,” 17 October 1739, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 237, Series A0272, microfilm roll 7; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Alexander Montgomerie (sic) &c for a 7200 Pat[ent] at Wood Creek,” 17 October 1738, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 237, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

DOCUMENT 03
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 241. 
“1739 Nov 27 Petition of Lauchlin Campbell, in behalf of himself and sundry protestant [sic] families from North Britain, for a grant of the vacant lands in the province,” Vol. XIII p. 60. Series A0272, Roll 7.

Citation:
Original Document microfilm:
“Petition of Lauchlin Campbell, in behalf of himself and sundry protestant [sic] families from North Britain..,” 27 November 1739, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 60, Series A0272, microfilm roll 7; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Lauchlin Campbell, in behalf of himself and sundry protestant [sic] families from North Britain..,” 27 November 1739, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 60, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

DOCUMENT 04
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 242.
“1741 April 15. Petition of Lachlan Campbell, in behalf of himself and forty heads of families from North Britain, praying a patent for 30,000 acres of land, near Wood creek,” Vol. XIII p. 73. Series A0272, Roll 7.

Citation:
Original Document microfilm:
“Petition of Lauchlin Campbell, in behalf of himself and forty heads of families from North Britain, praying a patent for 30,000 acres of land..,” 15 April 1741, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 73, Series A0272, microfilm roll 7; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Lauchlin Campbell, in behalf of himself and forty heads of families from North Britain, praying a patent for 30,000 acres of land..,” 15 April 1741, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 73, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

DOCUMENT 05
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 242.
“1741 April 15. Petition of Lachlan Campbell, in behalf of himself and others, praying a patent for 100,000 acres of vacant land in the county of Albany, with” Vol. XIII p. 74. Series A0272, Roll 7. COLDEN PAPERS VOL. II pp. 212-214

Citations:
Original Document microfilm:
“Petition of Lachlan Campbell,” 15 April 1741, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 74, Series A0272, microfilm roll 7; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Lachlan Campbell,” 15 April 1741, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 74, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

Transcription:
Cadwallader Colden, Collections of the New York Historical Society For the Year 1918, Volume LI: The Letters And Papers of Cadwallader Colden Volume II 1730–1742 (New York:  New York Historical Society, 1918), 21214.  

DOCUMENT 06
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 242.
“List of names,” vol. XIII, p. 75. Series A0272, Roll 7. COLDEN PAPERS VOL. II pp. 215-220

Citations:
Original Document microfilm:
“Petition of Lachlan Campbell,” 22 April 1741, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 75, Series A0272, microfilm roll 7; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Lachlan Campbell,” 22 April 1741, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 75, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

Transcription:
Cadwallader Colden, Collections of the New York Historical Society For the Year 1918, Volume LI: The Letters And Papers of Cadwallader Colden Volume II 1730-1742 (New York:  New York Historical Society, 1918), 215-20.

DOCUMENT 07
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 242.
“1741 April 28. Report of the committee of council, to whom the petition of Lauchlan Campbell was referred,” Vol. XIII p. 76, 77. Series A0272, Roll 7.

Citation:
Original Document microfilm:
“Report of the committee of council, to whom the petition of Lauchlan Campbell was referred,” 28 April 1741, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folio 76 & 77, Series A0272, microfilm roll 7; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Report of the committee of council, to whom the petition of Lauchlan Campbell was referred,” 28 April 1741, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 13, folios 76 & 77, Series A272; New York State Archives, Albany.

DOCUMENT 08
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 317. 
“1763 Jan 5 Petition of Donald Campbell, George Campbell and James Campbell, in behalf of themselves and their associates, praying a grant in fee of 100,000 acres, to be selected in one tract near Wood creek, between the falls of that creek on the north and Batten kill on the south, a line of twenty miles from Hudson’s river on the east, the east side of Lake George, and a south line thence to said Hudson’s river on the west, (Argyle, Washington Co.,) (see page 159,)” Vol. XVI, p. 141. Series A0272, Roll 10.

Citation:
Original Document microfilm:
“Petition of Donald Campbell, George Campbell and James Campbell, in behalf of themselves and their associates…” 5 January 1763, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 16, folio 141, Series A0272, microfilm roll 7; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Donald Campbell, George Campbell and James Campbell, in behalf of themselves and their associates…” 5 January 1763, New “York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 16, folio 141, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

DOCUMENT 09
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 317.
“[No date.] List of Families and their descendants that came in three vessels with Capt, Lauchlan Campbell, from the Island of Isla, in North Britain, in the years 1738, 1739 and 1740,” Vol. XVI, p. 142. Series A0272, Roll 10.

Citation:
Original Document microfilm:
“List of Families and their descendants that came in three vessels with Capt, Lauchlan Campbell, from the Island of Isla, in North Britain…” no date, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 16, folio 142, Series A0272, microfilm roll 7; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“List of Families and their descendants that came in three vessels with Capt, Lauchlan Campbell, from the Island of Isla, in North Britain…” no date, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 16, folio 142, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.  

A Photostat copy made by the New York State Library dated 9 May 1941 of this list can be found on FHL microfilm 1,036,521, item 12.

This document was probably submitted with the petition of Donald Campbell, George Campbell and James Campbell dated 5 January 1763. 

Updated: 24 October 2018
In an article in Celtic Monthly, Henry C Stuart writes: “The following is a list of the names signed to this petition,” What follows is a transcription of this document. The petition Stuart is referring to is the petition of Alexander Montgomery &c (Document 10 below) and not the petition of Captain Campbell’s sons which immediately precedes this list on the microfilm (Document 08). In his article, Stuart states that the list was “copied by Mr. A. J. Reid from the original document on file in the office of the Secretary of State at Albany, New York. Stuart does not include a date for the transcription. His article was published in 1900 about 50 years after the documents were separated from the original cases and rearranged chronologically by date. Unfortunately, there is no way to determine which petition the list belongs with.

Citation:
“The Argyle Colony in New York State (The Islay Emigrations of 1738 -1740),” Celtic Monthly: A Magazine For Highlanders, No. 8 Vol. VIII (May 1900): 151-54. Here.

DOCUMENT 10
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 318.
“1763 Feb 23. Petition of Alexander Montgomery, Alexander McNaughten and 100 others, the fellow emigrants of Capt. Laughlin Campbell and descendants of others, his fellow emigrants, praying a grant of 1000 acres of land to each respectively in one entire parcel within the bounds “following : beginning at or about the head of South Bay, extending southerly to lands petitioned for by Ebenezer Lacey and his associates, to extend eastwardly towards New Hampshire line, and westerly by mountains and vacant lands still vested in the crown,” Vol. XVI, p. 154. Series A0272, Roll 10. PATTEN DOCUMENT II Note Complete signatory list omitted in Patten Book.

“Report of the committee in council on the petition of Alexr. Montgomerie, Alexr. McNaughton & Co., recommending that the petitioners be granted the quantity of land prayed for, in such proportions and divisions to each family as in a list therewith annexed are particularly mentioned, and under the conditions that such families respectively shall on or before the first day of June next, settle on the said lands. (see page 167,) p. 154.” Series A0272, Roll 10. PATTEN DOCUMENT II

Citations:
Original Document microfilm edition:
“Petition of Alexander Montgomerie (sic) &c for a 7200 Pat[ent] at Wood Creek,” 23 February 1763, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 16, folio 154, Series A0272, microfilm roll 10; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Alexander Montgomerie (sic) &c for a 7200 Pat[ent] at Wood Creek,” 23 February 1763, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 16, folio 154, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

Updated 24 October 2018 When viewing this document on microfilm 5 signatures are obscured on the verso side of the signature page due to what appears to be a torn signature document that has been glued to the main folio. These five signatures were discovered in the complete transcription noted below. The five missing signatures are

Verso Side of Signature Page
Left Column Right Column
Archibald McNeal John Torry
Daniel McNeal Ennis Graham
Duncan Shaw

Partial Transcription: Does not include a complete list of signatories.
Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document II, p. 299-302.

Complete Transcription: Includes complete list of signatories.
In The Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division — Third Department Waterford Electric, Light, Heat and Power Company against The State of New York. Claim No. 10,464, (Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1922), Schedule X, p. 1772, paragraphs 8859-8885. List of petitioners begins at p. 1776, paragraph 8878. Available on Google Books. The link is to the cover of the book

DOCUMENT 11
Calendar of Historical Manuscripts In The Office Of The Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y. Part II English Manuscripts 1664–1776 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1866), p. 540
Previous date 1740 May 30 Subsequent date 1740 June 23
[No specific date] “List of persons brought from Scotland by Captain Lauchlin Campbell, to settle the king’s lands at the Wood creek, from 1738 to 1740,”……….Vol. LXXII p. 169 —VOLUME DESTROYED IN CAPITOL FIRE OF 1911 PATTEN DOCUMENT VIII. This document was probably delivered circa April/May 1763. See discussion below.

DOCUMENT 12
Calendar of Historical Manuscripts In The Office Of The Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y. Part II English Manuscripts 1664–1776 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1866), p. 540
Previous date 1740 May 30 Subsequent date 1740 June 23
[No specific date] “List of persons brought from Scotland by Captain Lauchlin Campbell, to settle the king’s lands at the Wood creek, from 1738 to 1740,”……….Vol. LXXII p. 170 —VOLUME DESTROYED IN CAPITOL FIRE OF 1911 PATTEN DOCUMENT IX. This document was probably delivered circa April/May 1763. See discussion below.

DOCUMENT 13
Calendar of Historical Manuscripts In The Office Of The Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y. Part II English Manuscripts 1664–1776 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1866), p. 540 
Previous date 1740 May 30 Subsequent date 1740 June 23
“Further account delivered by Alexander McNaught and Duncan Reid, of persons who did emigrate with capt. Campbell in 1738, 1739 and 1740, and who have, or their descendants or persons impowered, lately appeared, and request a proportion of the lands intended to be granted,” Vol. LXXII, p.171.VOLUME DESTROYED IN CAPITOL FIRE OF 1911. PATTEN DOCUMENT X. From Patten transcription. “The account was delivered 10 May 1763.” 

Citations:
New York State Archives, Albany (archref@mail.nysed.gov), to Ann C Gilchrest, e-mail, 28 July 2014, “Research Trip;” privately held by Ann C Gilchrest, Sioux Falls, SD. Volume LXXII was destroyed in Capitol Fire of 1911.

Finding aid, “New York Colony Council Papers,” New York State Archives (www.archives.nysed.gov : accessed 09 October 2018). Here.  

Transcriptions:
Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document VIII, p. 326–29.

Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document IX, 329–35; citing New York Colonial Manuscripts vol. 72, p. 170, New York State Library. See discussion below.

Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document X, 336–38, delivered 10 May 1763; citing New York Colonial Manuscripts vol. 72, p. 171 in the New York State Library, Albany New York. See discussion below.

DISCUSSION OF DOCUMENTS 11, 12 & 13:
PATTEN DOCUMENTS VIII, IX, & X
RESPECTIVELY

For the most part, original copies of the Patten Documents have been located. Documents VIII, IX & X are the exceptions. Of the three only Document X contains a date. “This account was delivered on … the 10th of May 1763.” 

A letter dated 2 June 1763 from Duncan Reid and Neal Shaw, New York to Livingston Manor references the council’s approval of the grant. In a postscript, the following is written: “The man that will come down ought to have a list of all heads of families and all the single persons.” Document IX is a list sorted by heads of families and single persons. This postscript presents a clue as to when Patten Document IX was created.

Patten Documents IX and X include the following references. New York Colonial Manuscripts vol. 72, p. 170 and p. 171 respectively located in the New York State Library, Albany New York. In 1911 the New York State Library was housed in the New York State Capital building. Sometime around 1850 E.B. O’Callaghan, while he was the secretary-archivist of the State of New York, began arranging the colonial manuscripts in chronological order by date and bound them into 103 volumes entitled “N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts.” In 1866 O’Callaghan published the Calendar of Historical Manuscripts In The Office Of The Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y. Part II English Manuscripts 1664–1776. Further information here.

Before 1911 custody of the manuscripts had been transferred from the Secretary of State to the New York State Library. “On 29 March 1911, a fire broke out in the third floor Assembly Library of the Capital building. It quickly spread through the corridor to the State Library.” More information here. Among the documents destroyed in the fire was Volume LXXII (72) of the New York Colonial Manuscripts.

In 1971 New York State established the New York State Archives. It became fully operational in 1978. Their mission is to preserve records from the government including the periods New York was under Dutch and British colonial rule. The archives cataloged the 1664-1781 Council papers from the New York Colonial Manuscripts as 
Title: New York Colony Council Papers,
Creator: New York (Colony) Council,
Series: A1894.

O’Callaghan’s Calendar of Historical Manuscripts… includes a brief abstract of each entry. The abstract is usually a title and/or the first few sentences in a particular document. He lists the volume’s as Roman numerals and the individual folios as page numbers. From the references given for Patten Documents IX & X, we are told that those two documents came from volume 72 (LXXII) and were pages/folios 170 & 171. Page 540 of the Calendar contains the items of interest. Here.

A comparison between O’Callaghan’s abstracts for pages/folio’s 170 & 171 and Patten’s Documents IX and X show them as near exact matches. Patent’s documents appear to be an exact transcription including punctuation and capitalization while O’Callaghan’s abstracts correct both punctuation and capitalization and may omit a word or two. Additionally, O’Callaghan combined the abstract for folio/pages 169 & 170.

Comparisons:

Abstract 171 vs Document X

Abstract: “Further account delivered by Alexander McNaught and Duncan Reid, of persons who did emigrate with capt. Campbell in 1738, 1739 and 1740, and who have, or their descendants or persons impowered, lately appeared, and request a proportion of the lands intended to be granted.”

Document X: “A further Account Delivered by Alexander McNaught and Duncan Reid of Persons who did Emigrate with Captain Campbell in 1738, 1739, and 1740, and who have or their Descendants or persons Impowered, lately appeared and Requested a Proportion of the lands Intended to be Granted.”

Document X contains the reference “New York Colonial Manuscripts, vol. 72, p. 171. Patent’s Document X begins with the word “A” while the abstract omits the first word.

Abstract 169 & 170 vs Documents VIII & IX
Abstract: “List of persons brought from Scotland by Captain Lauchlin Campbell, to settle the king’s lands at the Wood creek, from 1738 to 1740.”

Document VIII: “A List of the Persons Brought from Scotland by Captain Lauchlin Campbell to settle the Kings Lands at the Wood Creek from 1738 to 1740.”
Document IX: “List of Persons brought from Scotland by Capt. Laughlin Campbell in 1738-40.”

Patten’s Document IX specifically states it is from “Colonial Manuscripts, vol. 72, p. 170. Patten’s Document VIII is an almost exact match to O’Callaghan’s abstract for 169 & 170. Since Document IX is folio/page 170 and Document X is folio/page 171. Document VIII is more than likely folio/page 169.

There are no dates listed in O’Callaghan’s Calendar for any of the three documents. The preceding date is 30 May 1740 immediately following folio’s/pages 169, 170 and 171. Folio 171 is the final document in volume LXXII. Volume LXIII begins with the date 23 June 1740.

“The Petition of Alexander Montgomery, Alexander McNaughten and 100 others” dated 23 February 1763 [Document 10, Patten Document II] was read and referred to a Committee on 2 March 1763. The Committee reported back on 21 May 1763 approving the petition. Included in the report is a schedule of the persons listed in Documents VIII, IX & X with their allocated amounts of land. Following the first paragraph of Patten Document X is: “This account was delivered on …. the 10th of May 1763.” These dates suggest that Patten Documents VIII & IX were delivered to the Council Committee either with Patten Document X or sometime in the preceding two months. Without the original documents, there is no way to determine when these documents were compiled and even with the originals an accurate determination would be difficult. The best I can say is they were almost certainly delivered to the Council between 2 March 1763 and 10 May 1763. So why were they filed in with documents from 1740 and not from 1763? It appears that when O’Callaghan arranged the Colonial Manuscripts in chronological order in 1850. These three documents were arbitrarily placed in the year 1740 purely based on the last year listed for the emigrants’ arrival.

Some final thoughts on these three documents.
Jennie M Patten was born 27 November 1854 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois and died on 7 May 1940 in Yuma County, Colorado. She is buried in Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk.  I don’t know if she had Photostat copies of the documents or if she had traveled to New York and made her transcriptions at the New York State Library. Either way, her transcriptions are very accurate when compared to copies of the available originals. I have included the discrepancies I have found in Patten’s transcriptions with the corresponding documents.

All be it boarder line given the date of the fire, she could have obtained Photostat type copies. There were two types of machines that made photographic copies they were the Rectigraph and the Photostat. The company that invented the Rectigraph machine circa 1906 was the Rectigraph Company. In 1909 Rectigraph moved from Oklahoma City to Rochester, New York. The Photostat was invented in Kansas City in 1907. There is evidence that the New York Public Library was using a Photostat machine by 1912. Further information can be found here.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if in some dusty box hidden away there were Photostat copies of these documents?

DOCUMENT 14
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 321.
“1763 March 16 Petition of Duncan Read and three others, in behalf of themselves and their associates, fellow emigrants of Capt. Laughlin Campbell, praying that whatever quantity of land be granted them, may be located in one entire tract, as described in a former memorial, presented by them, (see page 154,)” Vol. XVI p. 163. Series A0272, Roll 10.

Citations:
Original Document microfilm:
“Petition of Duncan Read and three others, in behalf of themselves and their associates, fellow emigrants of Capt. Laughlin Campbell…,” 16 March 1763, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 16, folio 163, Series A0272, microfilm roll 10; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Duncan Read and three others, in behalf of themselves and their associates, fellow emigrants of Capt. Laughlin Campbell…,” 16 March 1763, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 16, folio 163, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

DOCUMENT 15
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 321.
“1763 May 2 Report of the Committee in council on the petition of Alexander McNaughton and others, recommending a grant to the persons named, in the annexed schedule, of 47,450 acres of land, to be laid out in one tract, vested in the crown, lying on the east side of the Hudson’s river, within the county of Albany, adjoining on the south to 10,000 acres proposed to be granted to Donald Campbell and others, and Batten kill, and to extend so far northward as to contain said quantity; and that the said grant be made to Duncan Reid, Alexr. Montgomery, Alexr. McNaughton, Neal Shaw, Henry Van Vleck, Archd. Campbell, Neil Gillaspie, Alexr. McLean and Ennis Graham and their heirs, as trustees to hold 500 acres in trust, and for the use of a minister and schoolmaster, resident on said tract, forever, and to hold all the residue in trust and for the respective uses of the several persons named in the annexed schedule, with…..” Vol. XVI p. 167. Series A0272, Roll 10 PATTEN DOCUMENT III.  

Schedule of the names of persons referred to in the report of the committee in council on the petition of Alexr. McNaughton and others,… Vol.XVI p. 167. Series A0272, Roll 10. PATTEN DOCUMENT III.

Citations:

Original Document microfilm:
“Report of the Committee in council on the petition of…,” 2 May 1763, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,”  vol. 16, folio 167, Series A0272, microfilm roll 10; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Report of the Committee in council on the petition of…,” 2 May 1763, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,”  vol. 16, folio 167, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

Transcription:
Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document III, p. 3025.

Additional Transcription:
In The Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division — Third Department Waterford Electric, Light, Heat and Power Company against The State of New York. Claim No. 10,464, (Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1922), Schedule Y, p. 1778, paragraph 8889-8925. Available on Google Books. The link is to the cover of the book.

Update: 26 October 2018
A comparison between the two transcriptions shows the following:

Patten Document III Court Transcription
Missing Neil Gillispie 500 Acres
Missing Barbary McAlister 300 Acres
Elizabeth Cal Elizabeth Calwell

DOCUMENT 16
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 324.
“1763 Sept 14 Memorial of Duncan Reid, Neil Shaw, Archibald Campbell, Alexander McNaughten and Neil Gillespie, five of the patentees named for the tract of land surveyed and laid out for sundry Scotch people, who emigrated with Captain Lachlan Campbell, showing that they are unable to raise the monies towards the obtaining the patent, from the several persons who have shares therein, and praying that the memorialists may be the sole trustees in the grants to said persons,”….. vol. XVII p. 19 Series A0272 Roll 11. PATTEN DOCUMENT IV.

Citations:
Original Document microfilm:
“Memorial of Duncan Reid, Neil Shaw, Archibald Campbell, Alexander McNaughten and Neil Gillespie, five of the patentee named…,” 1763, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 19, Series A0272, microfilm roll 11; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Memorial of Duncan Reid, Neil Shaw, Archibald Campbell, Alexander McNaughten and Neil Gillespie, five of the patentee named…,” 1763, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 19, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

Transcription:
Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document IV, p. 3067.

DOCUMENT 17
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 330-331.
“1764 Feb 1 Petition of Duncan Read, Neal Campbell, Archibald. Campbell, Alexander McNaughten and Neal Gillespie, trustees for the emigrants of Captain Lachlan Campbell, setting forth that they run great hazard in becoming security for all such costs and charges as shall attend the obtaining letters patent, &c, for the lands intended to be granted, and praying a clause may be inserted in the letters patent empowering the petitioners, or their survivors to sell and dispose of such grantees’ lands as do not pay within a certain time, to the petitioners, all such expenses,”……. vol. XVII p. 62. Series A0272, ROLL 11. PATTEN DOCUMENT V.

Citations:
Original Document microfilm:
“Petition of Duncan Read, Neal Campbell, Archibald. Campbell, Alexander McNachton & Neal Gillespie, trustees for the emigrants of Captain Lachlan Campbell,” 1764, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 62, Series A0272, microfilm roll 11; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Petition of Duncan Read, Neal Campbell, Archibald. Campbell, Alexander McNachton & Neal Gillespie, trustees for the emigrants of Captain Lachlan Campbell,” 1764, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 62, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

Transcription:
Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document V, p. 30710.

DOCUMENT 18

Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 330.
Previous date 1764 Feb, “[No Date] Schedule of names, with the number of acres to each grantee, respectively, in the Argyle Patent “……. vol. XVII p. 63 Series A0272, Roll 11. A similar list is included in PATTEN DOCUMENT V there are differences see below.

Citation:
Original Document microfilm:
“Schedule of names, with the number of acres to each grantee, respectively, in the Argyle Patent,” no date, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 63, Series A0272, microfilm roll 11; New York State Archives, Albany. Probably compiled in 1764.

Original Document:
“Schedule of names, with the number of acres to each grantee, respectively, in the Argyle Patent,” no date, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 63, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany. Probably compiled in 1764.

Transcription:
Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document V, p. 30710.

Updated 26 October 2018
A few discrepancies have been found between Patten Document V and the original document.

Patten Document V Original Documents
Missing Malcolm Johnston
Archibald McKeeler Archibald McEller
Charles McKeeler Charles McEller
Missing Margaret McNeile

 

DOCUMENT 19
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 331. 
Previous date 1764 Feb 1 “[No Date] Duplicate of the foregoing [Schedule of names, with the number of acres to each grantee, respectively, in the Argyle Patent]), with remarks added.” Vol. XVII p. 64. Series A0272, Roll 11.

Citation:
Original Document microfilm:
“Duncan Reid, Alexander McNaught, Alexander Montgomery, James Gillis, Alexander Campbell, Duncan Campbell, John McCore, Neil Shaw, in Joint Tenancy In Trust for the persons and in the proportions assigned in the said Schedule,” 1764, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 64, Series A0272, microfilm roll 11; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Duncan Reid, Alexander McNaught, Alexander Montgomery, James Gillis, Alexander Campbell, Duncan Campbell, John McCore, Neil Shaw, in Joint Tenancy In Trust for the persons and in the proportions assigned in the said Schedule,” 1764, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 64, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

A Discussion about Documents 18 & 19 updated 29 October 2018

Documents 18 & 19 were written by different hands. Neither document contains a date. These two documents are in this order because they are filed in this order. The order was determined when E. B. O’Callaghan created his calendars of historical manuscripts. For further explanation of what O’Callaghan did see Finding Aid Crash Course. Here.

I believe Document 19 was created first and Document 18 is the duplicate. There a number of reasons for this conclusion.

  1. Document 19 looks like a first draft or working copy. Not very scientific but.
  2. Document 18 appears neater more like a finished document.
  3. Document 19’s allocated acres are the same as the allocated acres on Document 12. While Document 18’s allocated acres are the same as the amount actually granted as shown on Document 22.
  4. On Document 22 the two names that are reversed on Document 19 appear in the order shown on Document 18.
  5. The struck-through names do not appear on Document 18.
  6. The heirs of Document 19’s entries 138 & 139 are added to Document 22.

Table of differences between Document 18 & 19
Argyle Patent Documents_Details.xlsx

DOCUMENT 20
Calendar of N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts Indorsed Land Papers: In the Office of the Secretary of State of New York 1643—1803 (Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1864), p. 333. 
“1764 March 3 Memorial of the attorney general, in relation to the draft of letters patent for the township of Argyle, granted in trust for the emigrants of Captain Lachlan Campbell, deceased,” Vol. XVII p. 87. Series A0272, Roll 11.

Citations:
Original Document microfilm:
“Memorial of the Attorney General in relation to the Draft of the Letters patent for the Township of Argyle granted in trust for the Emigrants with Capt. Lauchlin Campbell deceased,” March 1764, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 87, Series A0272, microfilm roll 11; New York State Archives, Albany.

Original Document:
“Memorial of the Attorney General in relation to the Draft of the Letters patent for the Township of Argyle granted in trust for the Emigrants with Capt. Lauchlin Campbell deceased,” March 1764, “New York State, Department of State, Applications for Land Grants,” vol. 17, folio 87, Series A0272; New York State Archives, Albany.

Transcription:
In The Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division — Third Department Waterford Electric, Light, Heat and Power Company against The State of New York. Claim No. 10,464, (Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1922), Schedule Y, p. 1778, paragraph 89268945. Available on Google Books. The link is to the cover of the book.

DOCUMENT 21 Have not determined if copies of the originals exist.
21 March 1764 PATTEN DOCUMENT VI, THE ARGYLE PATENT [Letters Patent]
A transcription of the original document should be found in series A0487, “New York State Department of State Letters Patent Transcribed Pursuant to an Act of 1786,” New York State Archives. Here.  

Citations:
Transcription:
Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), “Appendix, The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document VI, p. 31124.

Partial Transcription Does not include the entire document:
In The Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division — Third Department Waterford Electric, Light, Heat and Power Company against The State of New York. Claim No. 10,464, (Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1922), Schedule A-1, page 1791, paragraph 8951-8998; citing Patents Vol. 14, p. 3. Available on Google Books. The link is to the cover of the book.

DOCUMENT 22
Updated 28 October 2018
17 April 1764 Lot Directory and Acreage, Argyle Papers.
James MacNaughton uses The Argyle Papers extensively in his book, The Argyle Patent And Its Early Settlers.

A similar listing can be found in PATTEN DOCUMENT VII.  Patten’s document is formatted differently and the list of names is in a different order from the one found in The Argyle Papers. Additionally, Patten’s document includes 6 entries without lots associated. Patten’s Document appears to be a list compiled by her from the existing documents available at the time. Patten’s table appears to have been created by copying the list of the grantees named in the Letters Patent. Then adding the lot numbers using a map first published in The Fort Edward Book by Robert Bascom in 1903 and his subsequent listing of grantees by lot number.

Table of differences:

Lot No. Document 22 Patten Document VII
8 John McCollum Mary McGowne
60 Neal  John Carmichell John Mitchell or McEacron
84 Archibald McCollom, Junr.
110 Neil McEuen’s Daug. Marian McEuen Marion McEuen
116 Archibald Campbell Senr. Duncan Campbell
134 Hugh McCarty John McArthur
Neil Carmicheal
Arch. McCollum, Jr.
Arch. McCollum, Sr.
Archibald Campbell
Hugh McCarty
John McCallman

Following Document VII Patten writes, “Four grantees named in the Argyle patent do not appear in the printed lists of the grantees of that patent, namely Neil Carmichael, Archibald McCollman, Hugh McCarty or McArthur, and Archibald Campbell, Sr.

This clearly indicates that Patten had not seen Document 22 when she was doing her research in the early 1900s.

Citations:
Original Document:
“A List of Persons Names who are Entitled to Lands in The Township Called by the Name of Argyle..,” 1764, land records, Argyle Patent Land Records, inventory no. 14479; Washington County Archives, Fort Edward, New York.

Photographs of the Originals:
Kristin Johnson, compiler, The Argyle Papers (Indiana: The First National Bank of Fremont, 1995), p. 2-3. The book contains photographs of the original documents. After the documents were photographed they were donated to the Washington County Archives, Fort Edward, New York. The Archives was also given a copy of the book.   

NOTE: The way the document was printed in The Argyle Papers is somewhat problematic. The document was originally a folio. The cover of the folio would be page 1, the center pages 2 and 3, the back page 4. Pages 2 and 3 of the book contain the four sides of the original folio. They are not printed in the correct order. Page 2 of the book depicts the first on the left while the last page is printed to its right. When you open a folio flat the last page should appear to the left of the front or first page. Page 3 contains the center pages. This is evident by the subtotals of the acreage at the bottom of each page and by comparison with the original document.

James MacNaughton’s Book:
James MacNaughton, Jr. The Argyle Patent And Its Early Settlers (Hopkinsville, KY: The Sleeper Co., 1999).

Patten’s Document VII:
Jennie M. Patten, History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian Church near Sandwich, De Kalb County Illinois With Ancestral Lines of Early Members (Chicago: Privately published, 1928), Appendix, “The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents,” Document VII, p. 324–25.