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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Notice of Public Sale of Island Known Today as City Island, Published in 1754

I previously have published to the Historic Pelham Blog information about Thomas Pell, Third Lord of the Manor of Pelham, and his offers to sell Minneford's Island (known today as City Island) as reflected in advertisements published in local newspapers in 1747 and 1750. See May 11, 2006: Thomas Pell Offers City Island, Then Known as Minneford Island, for Sale in the Mid-18th Century. In 1754, not long after Pell offered the island for sale, Samuel Rodman (after whom "Rodman's Neck" on the mainland adjacent to City Island is named) offered the island for sale. Today's Historic Pelham Blog posting provides the text of an advertisement published in 1754 in which Rodman offered the island for sale. That text appears immediately below.

"To be Sold at publick vendue, on Tuesday the 16th of April next, or at private sale any time before, either the whole, or half of a good farm or plantation, containing about 236 acres of up-land and meadow, well water'd and timber'd, lying in Westchester county, and commonly known by the Name of Minyford's Island in the Sound: There is on it a good dwelling house, a barn, and other out-houses, a good orchard with upwards of 200 apple trees, besides other fruit trees. Any person inclining to purchase, may apply to Samuel Rodman, living near the premisses [sic], who will give a good title for the same."

Source: To Be Sold at Publick Vendue, The New-York Mercury, Mar. 11, 1754, p. 3, col. 1.

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