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1751 the house was transferred to Matthew Mulford, son of Samuel Mulford, from John dayton (grandson) and Robert Dayton’s wife (½ and ½) who owned the house after Robert Dayton left it to them in his will. John Dayton left his wife a “negro girl” in…

Records give John Osborne as the owner of the land in 1655. In 1676 it was the sold to Josiah Hobart, high sheriff of Suffolk County, who built the house that stands today. Capt. Josiah Hobart came to East Hampton in the third wave of settlers, found…

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South End Cemetery, East Hampton, NY

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Hedges Inn. The site of shoemaker's shop was described as "a small building in the back of the inn" - JER "Main Street". The Hedges kept detailed accounts of their transactions including those with those enslaved. The Hedges also owned slaves and…

John "Neiger," a free black man, was recorded having land remarkably early in May 1676. In Town Records Volume I, the town writes, "John Neiger have begun to set himslefe upp a house in the Streete by the side of Mrs. Codners home lot ... to goe from…

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In 1751 the house was transferred to Matthew Mulford, son of Samuel Mulford, from John Dayton and Robert Dayton’s wife who co-owned the house. John Dayton left his wife a “negro girl” in his will (died no longer living in the house). London (also…

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In 1724, the Mulford was deeded to Samuel Mulford’s son, Matthew, who later owned “Home, Sweet Home.” Capt. Matthew Mulford can be found in records from the 18th century owning numerous enslaved persons. He baptized enslaved persons named Shafar and…

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David Gardiner passed down Coseo and Will to Abraham Gardiner in his 1750 will. He also gave his wife "one negro wench as she shall make choice of out of all my negro slaves." But before, Abraham Schellinger, who owned the land, had a 1713 inventory…

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In an 1780 town trustee record: “Ned negro to ring the bel for 30/0,” and in a 1784 record as “Jeremiah Osborn’s Ned” agreeing to ring the bell for one year for 24
shillings and so on in the ensuing years’ records, ultimately ringing the bell for 16…
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