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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Efforts to Sell The Bernard Rynlander Farm in the Manor of Pelham in 1767 and 1770

In 1767 and, again, in 1770, Bernard Rynlander offered to sell his large farm located in the Manor of Pelham. The 230-acre farm lay mainly north of Boston Post Road (today's Colonial Avenue), although about 25 acres lay south of the road. The Rynlander farm adjoined the farm owned by Philip Pell commanded by a farmhouse located approximately where today's Cliff Avenue intersects with Colonial Avenue.

Below is the text of two advertisements that appeared in New York City newspapers offering the Rynlander farm for sale.

"TO be sold, in the Manor of Pelham, in the County of Westchester, and Province of New-York, 230 Acres of Land, between East-Chester and New-Rochel, about a Mile from a public Landing; 5 1/2 Acres of said Land is Salt Meadow; said Farm has on it very good Improvements, Houses, Barns, Cyder-Mill and House; is in good Fence, a great deal of Stone Wall; it is wel timber'd and water'd; there is fresh Meadow sufficient to winter 60 Head of Cattle; orcharding sufficient in a common bearing Year to make 200 Barrels of Cyder; It lies chiefly on the North side of the Boston Road; It may be sold in separate Pieces, if the Purchaser inclines; there is 25 Acres of it lies on the South side of the Road, and has a fair Prospect of the Sound. Bonds, with satisfactory Security, will be accepted as Money, by Bernard Rynlander who will give an indisputable Title for the same."

Source: To Be Sold, The New-York Mercury, Feb. 16, 1767, p. 4, col. 3.

"To be sold at public Vendue, on the 29th Day of October inst. on the Premises, or at private Sale any Time before;

A Farm of Land well improved, containing 230 or 40 Acres, belonging to Barnard Rynlander; it lies on the Manor of Pelham, in the County of Westchester and Province of New-York, between East Chester and New Rochell; it joins to the Land of Philip Pell and Joseph Drake (the late Farm of Benjamin Brown) bordering on the Boston Road; Any Person inclining to purchase at private Sale, the whole, or the one Half, may apply to Barnard Rynlander in New-York, who will agree on reasonable Terms, and give an indisputable Title for the same."

Source: To Be Sold at Public Vendue, The New-York Gazette Or The Weekly Post-Boy, Oct. 1, 1770, p. 1, col. 3.

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