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Title [English establish Long Island and Staten Island as a Shire, 1665-1683]
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.1.025
Date 1907
Description Long Island and Staten Island were in 1665 erected by the English into a Shire.
King's County, Staten Island and the town of Newton constituted the West Riding.
Suffolk County the East Riding and the remain.
(Riding corruption [?] of Thirting [?] = a third)
Staten Island was detached from the West Riding in 1675. Newton was made a part of Queens County in 1683.
[text above handwritten on page]

See v1974.22.1.026 to see map of area described above.

Scrapbook page from "Bushwick and her neighbors, Vol.1"
Place Names Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
Long Island
Kings County
Queens county
Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Scrapbooks
Writing
Collection Finding Aid Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Copyright Public Domain