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  • 1760 - May 24 - Witnessed by Francis Bernard Esq, Charters the Township of Bernardston (Bernards Township) 250 years old in 2010 giving the right to choose a constable, oversee the poor, oversee the Highways, and to enjoy the rights, liberties, and immunities.

  • 1760 - Both Bernards Township (Basking Ridge, Lyons, Liberty Corner) and Bernardsville's namesake came from Sir Francis Bernard, the New Jersey governor from 1758 to 1760.

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