New Jersey Revolutionary War Damages is a free, online genealogy database provided by the New Jersey State Archives. “On 20 December 1781 the state legislature was granted means to provide restitution for damages suffered by New Jersey citizens at the hands of British forces, the Continental Army, or New Jersey militia and the militias of neighboring states. The inventories recorded under this legislation were filed as late as 1786 and are not available for every county.”

“The inventories recorded under this legislation were filed as late as 1786.   There are no inventories on file for Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem or Sussex counties, and, with the single exception of damages against the Americans claimed in Red Bank by James Whiteall (A : Monmouth : Account of James Whiteall, Red Bank, 1779), there are none recorded for Monmouth county.   It should be further noted that no evidence has yet been uncovered to suggest any of these claims were ever paid.”

The war damages “index may be searched by any combination of first and/or last name, and limited by county and/or claims made for damage committed by the British or by the Americans.”

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