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Lower Tatnalls


D-123 (420 acres)

Alexander Mair. Origin: Unknown

Together with Andrew Skinner, an Old Inhabitant, Alexander Mair received a grant of 420 acres in the Lower Tatnall area of Long Island.

On 20 February 1790, Mr. Mair placed a runaway slave advertisement in the Bahamas Gazette, offering a reward for the return of his “New Negro Man” named Cato to his plantation, Banchory Lodge. He names Mr. Vincent Roche, also a Long Island land grantee and Old Inhabitant, as the overseer of his plantation. Cato is described as “undersized with Country marks on his face and breast and remarkable in having small feet.”

Between owning land with an Old Inhabitant and naming another Old Inhabitant to manage his plantation, it is likely but by no means proven that Mr. Mair was an Old Inhabitant.

References: Gazette

Alexander Mair

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