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Monday, May 29, 2006

Yet Another Mid-Eighteenth Century Advertisement by Thomas Pell Offering Lands in Pelham

Thomas Pell, Third Lord of the Manor of Pelham, seems to have been heavily engaged in selling off Pell family lands in the Manor of Pelham in the late 1740s and early 1750s. On Thursday, May 11, 2006, I posted to the Historic Pelham Blog an item entitled "Thomas Pell Offers City Island, Then Known as Minneford Island, for Sale in the Mid-18th Century". In it I provided background on the Third Lord of the Manor of Pelham and transcribed the text of advertisements he placed in 1747 and 1750 seeking to sell portions of his lands in the Manor of Pelham.

Although the Third Lord had a son also named Thomas, it seems that an advertisement placed on February 10, 1752 providing notice of a public auction to sell the Pell estate likely was placed by Thomas Pell, Third Lord, shortly before his death. The notice reads as follows:

"TO be sold at public Vendue, on Monday the 2d Day of March next, a very good Plantation, lying upon Anhook's Neck, in the Manor of Pelham, in Westchester County, containing 260 Acres of choice Land : There is on it a very good large Dwelling-House, Barn, Out-Houses, and Orchard ; about 25 Acres of it is choice English Grass, and more may be made ; as also a sufficient Quantity of Salt Meadow. A good Title will be given by Thomas Pell, or Isaac Willet."

Source: [Untitled] TO be Sold at Publick Vendue, New-York Gazette Revived In The Weekly Post-Boy, Feb. 10, 1752, p. 3.

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