John Murray land papers, 1734-1828.


Murray, John, 1737-1808. John Murray land papers, 1734-1828.

John Murray land papers, 1734-1828.

Legal papers, 1734-1828, mainly deeds, releases, land grants, patents, and mortgages relating to land in New York City and New York State, several for land near Geneseo, with a few documents relating to land in Pennsylvania. There are also a few other legal documents: a contract between Jacob Watson of New York City and his wife Sarah, relative to their separation, dated 1784, and a power of attorney granted to John Reid of Camden, S.C., in 1792. Many of the papers relate to property of John Murray and other members of the Murray family, including his wife, Hannah, their daughter, Hannah Lindley Murray, and their son, John R. Murray. Other parties named in the documents include James Wadsworth, Gilbert Colden Willett, William Ogden, William Beckford, and Susanna Lindley, the mother of Hannah Murray.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)

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Murray, Hannah Lindley, 1777-1836 (person)

According to the 1867 edition of this work, sisters Hannah and Mary Murray of New York designed "The Toilet" by cutting out pictures from papers and pasting them into blank books, writing the inscriptions themselves. They sold these booklets to raise money for charities. Eventually, the idea was adapted to a printed version, copies of which are in the Rare Books area of the Winterthur Library. From the description of The American toilet, ca. 1827. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat recor...

Willett, Gilbert Colden. (person)

Ogden, William B. (William Butler), 1805-1877 (person)

Railroad executive and public official; resident of Chicago and New York. From the description of William B. Ogden estate papers, 1900-1910. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779195 William B. Ogden was Chicago's first mayor. From the description of William B. Ogden papers, 1829-1881. (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat record id: 715390747 Member of United Automobile Workers Union (UAW) Local 5, a Studebaker local in South Ben...

Wadsworth, James, 1768-1844 (person)

Land speculator. Wadsworth was involved in a large land speculation scheme in western New York State, the land eventually became part of the Holland Purchase. From the description of Letter, 1809 September 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487885 Landowner, reformer, and philanthropist whose family settled Geneseo, N.Y. From the description of James Wadsworth family papers, 1730-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980237 Born in Durham, Conn. Taugh...

Murray, John Robert, 1774-1851 (person)

Watson, Sarah, Dr. (person)

Epithet: of the BBC World Service British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x0001a5 ...

Lindley, Susanna. (person)

Beckford, William, 1760-1844 (person)

William Thomas Beckford, English writer and art collector. In 1782 he published his best known literary work, Vathek, first in French. His budding political career was derailed in 1784 by scandal surrounding his relationship with William Courtenay (1768-1835). He is perhaps best remembered for his biggest failure -- his lavish but hastily built home, Fonthill Abbey -- which collapsed twice, earning it the nickname "Beckford's Folly." From the description of William Beckford manuscrip...

Murray, John, 1737-1808 (person)

Resident of New York, N.Y.; brother of Robert Murray (1721-1786). From the description of John Murray letter to Jeremiah G. Brainard, 1787 May 14. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 276937383 Merchant, New York City. From the description of John Murray land papers, 1734-1828. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58780258 ...

Murray family. (family)

Watson, Jacob 1594-1658 (person)

Murray, Hannah, 1989- (person)