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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Herman Le Roy of Pelham Offers Reward for Stolen Ewe in 1814

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Today it may be hard to image a time when farmers in Pelham were plagued by sheep rustlers. However, a notice published by Herman Le Roy of Pelham in 1814 serves as a quaint reminder of Pelham when it was principally farmland.

I have written a number of times about Herman Le Roy (and Herman Le Roy, Jr.) of Pelham. See, for example:

Monday, June 26, 2006: 1834 Statute Authorized Herman Le Roy, Jr. to Dam Creek for an Oyster Bed.

Friday, December 9, 2005: Conveyance of Le Roy Lands in Pelham Between Pelham Bridge and New Rochelle in 1818.

Thursday, August 25, 2005: 1818 Sale of Lands to Herman and Hannah Le Roy of Pelham.

Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog provides the text of a notice published by Herman Le Roy in 1814 after one of his prized Ewes was stolen from his farm. The text and a citation to its source appear immediately below.

"FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD

STOLEN from the Farm of the Subscriber, on the night of the 1st inst. a full blooded Merino Ewe, marked with tar on the right side with the initials P. L. and a hole pierced through the right ear. The above reward will be paid for the recovery of the Ewe alive and detection of the thief, or a suitable reward will be paid for either separately. HERMAN LEROY.

Pelham, Westchester County, State
of New-York, Dec. 12, 1814.} 4to"

Source: Fifty Dollars Reward, The Evening Post, Dec. 13, 1814, p. 3.

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1 Comments:

At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Newbold Le Roy said...

I'm happy to learn a little bit more about my 3rd great grandfather. Thank you.

Would you like a copy of my "The Le Roy Family in America" published a couple of years ago including all the descendants of Jacob Le Roy, Herman's father?

 

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