New Jersey's first permanent European settlement was in 1660.
The Dutch were the first Europeans claim land in New Jersey. The region became a territory of England in 1664 when an English fleet sailed into New York Harbor and took control of Fort Amsterdam.
Everit or Everett Oxley was born on March 24, 1731 in Hopewell, Mercer (formerly Hunterdon) County, New Jersey. His parents were Henry Oxley and Mary Everett. He was named in honor of his mother's family.
He married Patience White in 1750 in New Jersey. Patience was born on July 12, 1729. Her father was Britton White.
Everett and Patience's older children were born in Hunterdon County and the younger in Loudoun County, Virginia:
Bethaney Oxley Rice (January 14, 1750, married James Rice),
Jesse Oxley (December 4, 1752),
Brittain Oxley (March 19, 1755, married Anne Woollard),
Sarah Oxley (May 16, 1757),
Mary Oxley (July 29, 1759, married John S. Saunders),
Patience Oxley Saunders (November 9, 1761, married Henry S. Saunders),
Edith (Ede) Oxley Morris (September 11, 1767, married Robert Morris), and
Everit Henry Oxley (September 11, 1767, married Vyletter Chilton).
On December 13, 1762 his father, Henry, gave him 310 acres of land adjacent to Evan Price, John Oxley, James Stephens, tenants Conrod Cornelius and Giles Stephens.
In 1763 Everett testified for Giles Stephens in a fraud case in Loudoun County.
In 1773, the year of the Boston Tea Party, he bought 20 acres from his brother Clare in Loudoun County.
Everitt died in Loudoun County on March 1, 1774.
Hunterdon County was originally part of Burlington County, West Jersey. It was set off from Burlington County on March 11, 1714. It included Amwell, Hopewell, and Maidenhead Townships.
Hopewell is currently in Mercer (formerly Hunterdon) County, New Jersey. Mercer County was formed in 1838 from portions of other counties including Hunterdon. Early settlers found that their deeds were worthless and they were forced to repurchase their land or relocate. On April 23, 1715 the settlers who stayed organized Hopewell Baptist Church.
Loudoun County is part of Northern Neck of Virginia.
Settling of the Loudoun area began between 1725 and 1730 while it was owned by
Lord Fairfax. Settlers came from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.
For more than two centuries, agriculture, especially growing tobacco, was the dominant way of life in Loudoun County.
April 24, 1773 Clare Oxley of Loudoun to Everett Oxley of Loudoun B/S of 20 acres adjacent to John Oxley, Rachel Oxley.
Witnesses Hugh Neilson, Thomas Roper, and Thomas Sanders.
April 13, 1814 Aaron Saunders and wife Susannah of Loudoun to Charles Elgin of Loudoun B/S of 97 acres.
Witnesses John Mathias, Frances A. Saunders, Everitt Oxley, Alfred R. Saunders.