William Trent built his country estate north of Philadelphia, in New Jersey, at the Falls of the Delaware River about 1719. It is a large, imposing brick structure, built in the newest fashion of the time. An “allee” of English cherry trees led from the entrance down to the ferry landing. Nearby, there were numerous outbuildings as well as grist, saw and fulling mills along the Assunpink Creek. In 1720 Trent laid out a settlement, which he incorporated and named “Trenton.” ➢