Kingsland Manor, Nutley, N.J. © 2013 Anthony Buccino KINGSLAND MANOR

A 1700s Colonial

Steeped in History

3 Kingsland Street

Nutley, N.J.













Kingsland Manor Restoration Trust
3 Kingsland Street Nutley, NJ 07110

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Kingsland Manor - Open house tours are held on the third Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Visit us on Facebook for updates and more.

The upstairs child's room has been redone and now features a replica of the original Kingsland cradle handcrafted by Leon Kish, one of the members, using the original Kingsland template.

Holiday House Tour At Kingsland Manor

Revisit the George Washington Era

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 22, 2015

Kingsland Manor will be open to celebrate George Washington's 283rd birthday with docent tours on from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 22, weather permitting. Sorry, folks, event cancelled due to weather and access.

Holiday House Tour Dates

for the Kingsland Manor

December 6th and 7th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A 1700s brownstone Dutch colonial steeped in history and decorated as a Victorian Christmas for the holiday season. Come explore the historic Homestead of the Kingsland family and beyond, set within park like grounds overlooking a pond and waterfalls.

 The Manor will be open for tours on December 6th and 7th as a part of the Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Admission by donation.

Story Time with Santa

at the Kingsland Manor

Dec. 13 and 14, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 13th and 14th, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The suggested ages for 10 a.m. are 2 to 5 years old

and 2 p.m. are 5 to 10 years old.

The cost for the Santa event is $15.00 for one parent and child and additional adults and children $5.00 each.

Reservations are necessary for Santa.

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Kingsland Manor Genealogy

Updated as of November 2014

Oktoberfest at the Kingsland Manor

1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 19, 2014

Authentic German beer wine and food for purchase.

Music and entertainment

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The Kingsland Manor Experience
An interactive art show

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
at Kingsland Manor

Hosted by Nutley Commissioner Steven Rogers, director of the department of public affairs, in collaboration with the Fine Art Alliance of Nutley the interactive art show where artists will be creating new work as patrons walk the grounds of this famed historic site. The event will feature local artists of various disciplines such as photography, painting, sketches and sculpture. Artists will be afforded the unique opportunity to display additional works with the option to sell to the public.

A suggested $5 donation to Kingsland Manor will be collected at the door.

Kingsland Manor Open House: Sept. 21, 2014

There will be no August open house due to a malfunctioning air conditioning system.

Check back here, and our Facebook group, for updates on the September open house.

Join Us Sunday, July 20, 2014,  2 p.m. to 4 p.m

Kingsland Manor Ice Cream Sunday

The Kingsland Manor is celebrating the 30th anniversary of National Ice Cream Month with a House and Garden Tour on Sunday, July 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manor located at 3 Kingsland Street Nutley (corner Lakeside Dr.).

If you take a tour you will be rewarded with a bit of Nutley’s history as well as a cooling treat.

Admission is by donation to help with the restoration and up keep of this Historic site.

June15, 2014, From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kingsland Manor Celebrates the Birth of New Jersey

The Kingsland Manor is joining in the celebration of 350 years of New Jersey with a ‘Birthday’ celebration and open house at the Manor, Sunday, June 15, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please come and help celebrate New Jersey’s 350th birthday with us. The event is free and open to the public.

“New Jersey began in 1664 as a royal gift. Charles II of England granted a sizeable parcel of land on the east coast of North America to his brother James, Duke of York. James in turn gave a piece of this valuable real estate to two loyal noblemen, Sir George Carteret and John Lord Berkeley…The document that records this transaction, now housed at the New Jersey State Archives in Trenton, proclaims that “said Tract of Land is hereafter to be called by the name or names of New Cesarea or New Jersey.”

And so New Jersey was born.”  The area, previously owned by the Dutch and known as New Netherlands, was renamed by Sir George Carteret on receiving the royal grant after the island of Jersey where he lived.

The Royal Governor of New Jersey, Philip Carteret, a cousin of Sir George, granted the first land patent of 15,308 acres of land stretching from the junction of the Passaic and Hackensack rivers and seven miles north to Captain William Sanford and Major Nathaniel Kingsland on July 4, 1668. This land grant established the Kingsland family roots in our area.

First Land Patent granted to Nathaniel Kingsland

The westerly portion of the county (Bergen) was included in the purchase by Captain William Sandford from the Parish of St. Mary's in the Island of Barbadoes. Governor Carteret and council granted this tract to Sandford, July 4, 1668.

It contained within its boundaries an area of 15,308 acres, extending from the point of union of the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers about seven miles northward along said rivers, to a spring now known as Boiling Springs, or Sandford Spring, near Rutherford.

This purchase was made by Sandford for himself and Major Nathaniel Kingsland, also from the Island of Barbadoes, and the same was subsequently divided between Sandford and Kingsland. Kingsland, who became the owner of the northern part (including part of the present Bergen County), resided in what is now known as "Kingsland Manor," south of Rutherford, in Bergen County, while Sandford, who became the owner of the southerly part, resided in what is now East Newark, in Hudson County. Much of this large section of territory remained vested in the respective descendants of Sandford and Kingsland for many years after their deaths.

Early Settlers of Bergen County

Some of the original settlers of what is now Bergen County were descendants of those who have been mentioned as having settled Hudson County. Others came from Manhattan Island, Long Island, New Harlem, Yonkers, Albany, Esopus, Kingston, and other already established settlements, while still others came direct from Europe.

The grant of section 1 to William Sandford, in 1668, as before stated, extended north as far as Boiling Springs near Rutherford. The northern half of this was released to Kingsland. In 1702 Elias Boudinot, a French Huguenot, purchased a large tract from the Kingslands, described as butting on the Passaic River, in Bergen County.

John and William Stagg, Bartholemew Feurst, Daniel Rutan, Jacob Van Ostrand, Cornelius Vanderhoff, Herpert Gerrebrants, John Varrick, David Provost, John Van Emburgh, Jacob Wallings (Van Winkle), and Henry Harding acquired title to portions of the tract in Bergen County, but the hulk of Kingsland's estate, at his death, passed by his will to his near relatives, who settled on it and retained it for many years.

In 1668 Captain (afterward Major) John Berry received from Governor Carteret a patent for section 2, being all the lands between the Hackensack and Saddle Rivers for a distance of six miles north from Sandford's purchase, or nearly as Far as Cherry Hill, on the New Jersey and New York Railroad. Berry settled and built his home mansion on the southerly part of this tract, and on his death, most of it passed to the ownership of his heirs.

Part IV – East Jersey’s Earliest Settlements

Adapted from John E. Pomfret, The New Jersey Proprietors and Their Lands, 1664-1776 (Princeton, 1964) and John P. Snyder, The Story of New Jersey’s Civil Boundaries, 1606-1968 (Trenton, 1969).

Bergen, 1661/1665 – Originally settled by the Dutch as part of the New Netherland colony and incorporated by Peter Stuyvesant in 1661. Settlements included Harsimus and Communipaw (parts of Jersey City), and Pemrepaugh (part of Bayonne). In November 1665, thirty-two residents took the oath of allegiance to the proprietors—the first settlers in New Jersey to do so. Chartered as Bergen Township under Governor Carteret on 22 September 1668. From 1667 to 1670, huge purchases were made in the Bergen area with the approbation of Carteret by speculators from Barbados, namely William Sandford, Nathaniel Kingsland and John Berry. The area was called “New Barbadoes”; certain grants were within the boundaries of Newark (see below).

Elizabeth-Town Map 1600s

East Jersey Counties during the Proprietary Period:

Bergen – Established 7 March 1683. In 1693, formally divided into Bergen and Hackensack Townships. New Barbadoes added from Essex County in 1710.

Essex – Established 7 March 1683. In 1693, formally divided into townships of New Barbadoes & Acquackanonk (a single township), Newark and Elizabeth-Town.

Kingsland Manor Open House May 18

Beginning Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Kingsland Manor will be host open house tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The first tour will include our garden in bloom and the renovated children's room featuring a Kingsland Manor cradle hand-crafted by member Leon Kish from original templates. All are welcome.

The Historic Restoration Trust open house tours will continue on the 3rd Sunday of each month, unless otherwise posted.

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Kingsland Manor Spring Clean Up - Earth Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All are welcome.

Super Wine Tasting: Jan. 31, 2014

The cost is $30.00 per person which includes a commemorative glass, appetizers, desserts and coffee. Reservations are required.

Thanks for your support! This event is sold out!

Holiday House Tour

Jan. 12, 2014

Enjoy this 1700s brownstone center hall colonial steeped in history and dressed for the holidays. Come explore the historic homestead of the Kingsland family set within park-like grounds overlooking Kingsland Pond and waterfalls. Free.

Kingsland Manor
2013 in Review

Events and photos.

A year of activities and memories capped by a special visit from a special guest.

Kingsland Manor, Nutley, N.J. © 2013 Anthony Buccino

Open house tours

Enjoy this 1700s brownstone center hall colonial steeped in history and dressed for the holidays. Come explore the historic homestead of the Kingsland family set within park-like grounds overlooking Kingsland Pond and waterfalls.

The Kingsland Manor is open to visitors on scheduled open house days - the third Sunday of the month, as available - between 2 P.M. and 4 P.M.

Virtual Tour

The Kingsland Manor is open to visitors on scheduled open house days - the third Sunday of the month, as available - between 2 P.M. and 4 P.M.

Private tours are also available upon request.

The Manor is also used by the public for general social events, meetings and by Nutley’s senior citizens.

Musical and other events also take place there as do classroom visits by local elementary school children and scout groups.

Museum events are posted on the Township website at

Kingsland Manor, photo courtesy Nutley Historical Society collection

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The Nutley Board of Commissioners, the members of The Historic Restoration Trust, the citizens of Nutley and all those who will visit and use this historic site thank you for your interest in The Kingsland Manor. We hope you will return often.

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