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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Notice of Sale at Auction of the Turnbull Farm in Pelham on March 23, 1820

Research in copies of the Westchester Herald published in 1820 has revealed a series of notices published in February and March of that year announcing the sale at auction of a large tract of land known as the Turnbull Farm. Today's Historic Pelham Blog posting sets forth the text of the notice in its entirety.

State of New-York, ss.
David Lyon vs. William Crawford, junior, and Ann his wife, and George Crawford, junior, and Martha, his wife.

In pursuance of a decretal order of the Court of Chancery, made in the above cause, will be sold at public auction, on the mortgaged premises mentioned in the pleadings in this cause, and hereinafter particularly described, in the town of Pelham, and county of Westchester, on Thursday the twenty third day of March next, at twelve o'clock at noon of that day, under the direction and superintendance of the subscriber as one of the masters of this court, all that certain messuage, dwelling house, or tenement, and piece, parcel or tract of land situate, lying and being in the town of Pelham county of Westchester, and state of New-York, and known by the name of the Turnbull Farm, bounded as follows, to wit: beginning at a ditch, commonly called Ben's ditch, which divides the said Turnbull farm from land now or late owned by Augustine James Frederick Prevost, and from land belonging to John Hunter : thence running nearly an easterly course along the said land now or late of Augustine James Frederick Prevost, and the land now owned by John Hunter, as the line fence now stands, until it meets the land now or formerly of one William Bayley : thence by and with the land now or formerly of the said William Bayley, on a southerly course, until it strikes the land of Morris Oakley at the southeast corner of the said Turnbull farm ; thence by and with the land of the said Morris Oakley, as the line fence now stands, to the Great Eastchester Creek, thence northerly by and with the said creek to the aforesaid Ben's ditch, or place of beginning -- containing by estimation one hundred and five acres of land, be the same more or less, together with the buildings and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining ; saving and reserving, nevertheless, to one Mary Turnbull, whose husband in his life time was seized and possessed of the above mentioned and described premises, her right of dower of and in the same.

Dated New-York, Feb 5, 1820.
Master in Chancery."

Source: IN CHANCERY, Westchester Herald, Mar. 7, 1820, p. 4 (notice also appeared in the same publication on Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Feb. 29, Mar. 14 and Mar. 21, 1820).

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