February 16, 1759 Weyman's New-York Gazette (New York, New York)
On Wednesday we had the hardest Gale of Wind from N. W. to the S. W. that has been known here for many Years, accompany'd with Snow. -- It set partly to the Docks and Shipping in this Harbour; of the former it did considerable Damage to most of them; and of the latter it broke loose several, who falling foul on others, tore away Rails, Crutches, Bowsprits, &c. A Brig lying along Side the Wharf, had her Mast carried over board; a sloop forced out of the Harbour, and drove on shore at Corler's Hook [in the East River], where it is said she is sunk; -- another with Wheat, &c. on board, was sunk at Beekman's Slip; as was another at the North River: -- A Schooner outward bound, and just ready to sail, had most of her upper Works on one side beat in: And 'tis thought £ 5000 will scarcely repair the Damage done in general.
February 26, 1759 New York Mercury (New York, N.Y.)
By Roger Magrah, Taykor, living near Cuenties Market, a large well finished House aand a Plantation adjoining containing about 60 acres, being on the main road that goes from Middletown Point to Freehold, and all the adjacent country; there is about 12 acres in good new fence, and all the rest wood land, with a good store of timber, the farthest flick not much above 3-4ths of a mile from three or four good landings, where any common wood boat may load; its likewise bounded or fenced on one side by Mr. Furman’s mill-pond, and on the other side, by the Amboy roads, beginning at a bridge on said road running along said land towards Mount-Pleasant, where it meets the Freehold road, by which comes to the landing all or the chief part of that country produce, which makes it very convenient for a store, or any other business. Any person including to hire or purchase, may apply to roger Magrah, who will give a warrant deed for the same. Mr. Vollme Harding, currier, living near said house, will see any person (including to purchase) the land.
March 12, 1759 Weyman's New-York Gazette (New York, New York)
To be sold, A Farm containing about 115 Acres, situate at Bloomendale, on the North River; has a large Quantity of both Salt and Fresh Meadow, with about 40 Acres of good Wood Land. There is on it a good Dwelling House, Kitchen, Barn, &c. There is also an Orchard of 400 Apple Trees, 100 of which is grafted, and beginning to bear, with Peach, Pear, English Cherry, &c. of the best Sort. The whole is in Extraordinary Fence, and has an Out-Let to the Common, either by Way of the King's Road, or Bloomendale Road. The Landing is also one of the Best up that Shore. It now Rents for fifty four Pounds per Annum, and extremely handy for the New-York Market, being between six and seven Miles distant from New-York. For further Particulars enquire at the Shop at the Printing-Office in Beaver street.
April 2, 1759 New York Mercury (New York, N. Y.)
Deserted [from the scouting?] Party of the 46th Regiment, from on board a Sloop bound to Albany, Cornelison, Master; John Fisher, about 5 Feet 5 Inches high, of a dark Complexion, aged 28 Years, born in Prussia, by Trade a Butcher; went off in brown Cloaths. Whoever will secure the said Deserter in any of his Majesty's Goals and give Information thereof to any Officer of the said Regiment, shall receive Twenty Shillings Sterling Reward over and above what is allowed by Act of Parliament.
April 9, 1759 New York Mercury
Deserted from a recruiting party of the 46th Regiment, from on board a sloop bound to Albany, Cornelison, Master; John Fisher, about 5 feet 5 inches high, of a dark complexion, aged 28 years, born in Prussia, but trade a butcher,; went off in brown cloaths. Whoever will secure the said deserter in any of his Majesty’s Goals and give information thereof to any officer of the said regiment, shall receive twenty shilling sterling reward, over and above what is allowed by Act of Parliament.
April 16, 1759 Weyman's New-York Gazette; NY
Custom House Inward and Outward Entries, Custom House, NEW YORK,
Sloop Dolphin, Joseph Manchester, from Rh. Island.
Schooner Industry, Ransone Hunley;
[Schooner] Anne and James, Robbins Collins; and,
Sloop Peggy and Salley, Nicholas Fletcher, from Virginia.
Schooner Experiment, John Wells;
[Schooner] Charming Nancy, Joseph Finley and
Sloop Martha & Miriam, John Waide, from Philadelphia.
[Sloop] Goose, John Fox, from New-Providence,
[Sloop] Mary Anne Elisabeth, John Amory; and,
[Sloop] Robert, John Dickinson, from St. Christophers.
Schooner Dolphin, Joshua Ardis, from North-Carolina,
[Schooner] Lindo Pacquet, Alexander Young; and,
Brig. Martha, James Eninson, from South-Carolina.
Schooner Batchelor, Thomas Stevenson, for St. Kitts.
Snow Charming Molly, Arthur Eames, for Newfoundland. [In sailing, a snow is a square rigged vessel with two masts]
[Snow] Britannia, Lambert Garrison; and,
[Snow] Olive, John Brackinrigg, for Bristol.
Ship Edward, William Davis, for London.
Cleared for departure.
Sloop Swallow, John Waite; and
Snow William, Robert McLeish, to Boston.
Schooner Rochester, Elisha Tobey, to Caico-bay.
Snow Wynyah, Wm Longstafr, to South-Carolina.
April 30, 1759 New York Gazette and May 7, 1759 New York Mercury
Whereas on the 14th day of April instant, Captain Joseph Manchester, Master of the sloop Dolphin, being on his passage from New York to Albany, was knocked overboard by the boom, near the Highlands, about 50 miles from New York and was drowned. This is to desire any person or persons whatever, if they should find the body floating or driven on shore, that they would enter him decently. For which they shall be rewarded by his father in law, Mr. Joseph Shelden of Providence, in the Colony of Rhode Island.
April 16, 1759 Weyman's New-York Gazette (New York, New York)
Custom House, NEW YORK. Inward Entries.
Sloop Dolphin, Joseph Manchester, from Rh. Island.
Schooner Industry, Ranion Hunley
Schooner Anne and James, Robert Collins
Sloop Peggy and Sally, Nicholas Fletcher, from Virginia.
Schooner Experiment, John Wells
Sloop Martha and Miriam, John Wade
Schooner Charming Nancy, J. Finley, from Philadelphia
Sloop Goose, John Fox, from New-Providence
Sloop Mary-Ann Elizabeth, John Amory
Sloop Robert, John Dickenion, from St. Christophers
Schooner Dolphin, Joshua Ardis, from N. Carolina
Schooner Lindo Packet, Alexander Young
Brig Martha, James Eunson, from S. Carolina
Schooner Batchelor, T. Stevenson, for St. Kitt's
Snow Charming Molly, Ar. Eames, for Newfoundland
Snow Britannia, Lambert Garrison
Snow Olive, John Brackinrigg, for Bristol
Ship Edward, Wm. Davis, for London
CLEARED FOR DEPARTURE
Sloop Swallow, John White
Snow William, Robert Mc Leish, to Boston
Schooner Rochester, Elisha Tobey, to Casco-bay
Snow Wynyaw, Wm. Longilaff, to S. Carolina
August 6, 1759 New York Gazette (Weyman's); Reward for returning Run-Away
Run away the beginning of July, 1759, from Johannes Roorbach, in New York, a negro man, named Toon, or Anthony, 25 years old, has little or no beard, about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, of a Malagasco breed, has a big mouth, and a good set of large teeth, which he never fails to show when he laughs, was seen in several parts of the city, but last to go in a wood boat. Whoever takes up the said fellow and brings him to his master, or secures him so that he may be had again, shall have Twenty Shillings reward, and reasonable charges paid.
September 3, 1759 New-York Mercury (New York, New York)
Custom-House, New York, INWARD ENTRIES
Sloop Nancy, Joseph Cozzens from Rhode-Island
Sloop Hanover, James Cox
Sloop Two Friends, William Obrian from Philadelphia
Sloop Charming Sally, N. Fletcher from New-Providence
Sloop Stamford, William Wimble from Boston
Sloop Joana, Francis Saunders
William Patrie from Virginia
Sloop Sally, John Jauncey from St. Martins
Sloop Dove, Nicholas Bogait
Sloop Joseph, Thomas Hervey from Jamaica
Snow Kingston, William Ward from Fayal
Ship Duke of Bedford, William Straughan from Limerick
Brig Industry, John Green from Kirkwall
Brig Boscawen, Thomas Marshall from Cork
Ship New-Grace, John Green from Bristol
Sloop Nancy, Joseph Cozzens for Rhode-Island
Sloop Lark, Joseph Letson for Philadelphia
Ship William and Mary, Wm. Heyer for Belfast
CLEARED FOR DEPARTURE
Schooner Fox, John Munro to Rhode-Island
Sloop Indian Queen, George Ellis to Philadelphia
Sloop Dispatch, John Pell
Sloop Beaver, Robert Dale to Turk-Islands
Sloop Sarah and Mary, Edward McAllester to St. Kitts
Sloop John, Isaiah Bagwell to Virginia
Sloop Elizabeth and Mary, Viner Leaycraft to Musquetos
Brig Bradstreet, Stephen Clay
Brig Henry, Joseph Riddle to Jamaica
Ship Judith, Joseph Fisher to Bristol
September 24, 1759 New-York Gazette
Land for Sale in Orange County TO BE SOLD, FOUR hundred and fifty Acres of Land, whereon is a good house, a barn of 50 feet square; two good bearing Orchards, and about 150 acres of clear Land. The whole Farm is well water'd and timber’d: And there can be made on the same one hundred Acres of good Meadow, clear of stone. It lies about one Mile and a half from the Church, Saw and Grist Mills, and three Miles from the North River Landing. The said Land lies in New York Government, in Orange County, 3 miles from the Court-house in Orange Town, The ‘Title is indisputable. Any person inclining to purchase the same, or part, may apply to Robert and Cornelius Campbell, living at Tapan.
To Be Sold also, A convenient Place for a Merchant, Packer, or Bolter, at Tapan Landing, whereon is a good Dwelling House, a Barn, and a good store house, garden and orchard: The Landing is so convenient, that a Boat can lay along side the store house, and take in her Loading: There is likewise a good Grist Mill close by the said store house.
October 8, 1759 New York Gazette (Weyman's) (New York, N. Y.)
A Gentleman who came down in one of the last Sloops from Albany says, That he was ashore at several Places on each Side of the North-River, and that at every Place he landed there were great Complaints made of the Damage done by Bears; some complain of the Loss of their Sheep, hogs, and Calves; other of their devouring their Fields of Indian Corn, &c. adding, that they are more numerous than has been known in the Memory of Man: And, Particularly, he was at a Tavern on the Post-Road near Poughkeepsy, when the Landlord counted to him 36, that had been killed within three weeks of that Time, in the Compass of four or five Miles. Whist this Gentleman and the Captain were ashore at this Tavern, two Bears came out of the Bushes where the Captain and himself landed, and swam across the River, passing very near the Head of the Sloop, but the Battoe being ashore, it was not in the Power of the People of the Sloop to pursue them.
October 15, 1759 New York Gazette (Weyman's) (New York, N. Y.
To be Let for a Term, and enter'd upon immediately. THE Lower Mills on the Manor of Philipsburg, commonly called the Yonkers Mills, 16 Miles from New-York by Water; containing two Double geared Breast Mills, a large Mill House three Storie high, and a stone Dam; they are constantly supplied with a fine Stream that the Mills can grind in the greatest Drought in the Summer; together with a good Dwelling House, and 20 acres of Land adjoining, and a Sufficiency of Timber for Flour Casks. The above Place is situated in a Wheat Country, and would be very suitable for a Bolter and Store Keeper, there being no Store within Ten Miles of the same. Likewise a Mill Boat that carries 900 Bushels of Wheat. For further Particulars enquire of F. Philipse.
November 5, 1759 New York Mercury
Grist Mill near Eastchester for Sale
TO BE SOLD, A Good Grist-Mill, with two Pair of Stones, long noted for grinding for the Bolters in New-York, as they are very conveniently situated for the same Purpose, where a Mill Boat may load and unload along side of the Mill with the greatest Ease, the hoisting being all done with a Horse: Tis also well situated for a very considerable Country Custom, being about a Mile from the Town of Eastchester, and 20 from New-York. To be sold with the Mills, a Tract of Land containing 30 Acres by Estimation, be the same, more or less, with a very good Dwelling-House, Barn and Garden; also a Dwelling House for a Miller, with a sufficiency of Meadow, both fresh and salt; Tis very well situated for a Merchant, Baker or Bolter, having a very good new Bolting Mill in order for the same Purpose; likewise a Mill Boat in good order; sufficient to carry 750 Bushels of Wheat. Any Person inclining to purchase the above Privileges, may be farther informed, by applying to Mr. Caleb Lawrence, or Mr. Daniel Wright, in New-York; or Doctor Thomas Wright, living near the Premisses [sic].
Also to be sold, a certain Tract of Land, three Quarters of a Mile distant from the former, containing by Estimation, 33 Acres, be the same more or less, having on the same, a very good Dwelling-House, Store-House, Smoak-House [sic], Cyder Mill and House, Barn, &c. with great Variety of Fruit Trees, both old and young, of all Sorts, out of which 100 Barrels of Cyder may be made in a common bearing Year; 'tis all in extraordinary good Store Fence and Wall, with a sufficiency of Meadow, both fresh and salt, very well situated, and it good Order for a Merchant, or Tradesman of any Sort. Any Person inclining to purchase either of the Premises, together or separate, may, by applying to the above said Thomas Wright, living on the latter, agree on reasonable Terms, who will give an indisputable Title for the same.
December 10, 1759. New York Gazette (Weyman's) (New York, N. Y.)
Advices from above since our last, are, that the French Vessels taken and weighed by Commodore Loring, were bro't under the Fort at Tieconderoga, where they, with the English Vessels were secured, being enclosed with large Picquets: That the English Garrison at Crown Point, was about 2000 Men, all Healthy and well stored with Provisions: That the Accounts from the Enemy, were, that they were in great want of Provisions and other Necessaries. That Col. Haldiman is to command at Oswego: And General Gage at Albany, during the Winter: And that General Amherst arrived at Albany last Saturday and embarked to come down to this City, but the hard frost that set in at the Time, closed the Sloop in the River on Monday, so that his Excellency will be obliged to come by Land, unless the moderate Weather we have had since causes the Ice to give way.
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