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Your search for posts with tags containing Estate Notice found 10 posts

September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (September 25, 1769).“The Baking Business which was carried on by his late Father, is continued by him.” An advertisement that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2019

August 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 8, 1769). “ALL Persons indebted to the Estate of ARTHUR HAMITLON … are requested … to make Payment.” Colonists had many opportunities...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Aug 2019

January 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (January 9, 1769). “The Business of Shoe-making is carried on as usual.” Mary Ogden likely never appeared in the public prints prior...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jan 2019

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 31, 1768). “Once more!” In their capacity as the executors of the estate of Joseph Smith of North Providence, Joseph Olney, Jr., and Jonathan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2018

September 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 21, 1768).“Whoever is inclinable to purchase the said sloop may treat with Mrs. Germain at her house in Savannah.” The September 21, 1768,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Sep 2018

March 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 23, 1768).“MARTHA BAMFORD, Admrx. Who carries on the business as usual.” Colonial newspapers, especially the advertisements, testify to the participation...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Mar 2018

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspapwer 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 10, 1767).“The said Joseph is not, by me, any Ways authorized or impowered to settle any of my Affairs.” According to his advertisement,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2017

October 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (October 1, 1767).“The mustard and chocolate business is carried on as usual.” Mary Crathorne, a widow, placed an advertisement in the Pennsylvania...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Oct 2017

March 24

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 24, 1767).“SUNDRY houshold goods, plate, several dozen bottles of old arrack.” Even though...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Mar 2017

July

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Rind’s Virginia Gazette (July 18, 1766).“ALL the PERSONAL ESTATE of the said Dr. Alexander Jameson.” Today’s advertisement, a notice for an estate sale, features...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jul 2016

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