Ledlie descendants in America

These news transcripts pertain to descendants of the Ledlie family of Carnan, county of Tyrone, in America.  Please cite your sources.


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  RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Easton, on the 4th instant (August) An Irish Servant Boy, named EDWARD M’KAEHILL, about 16 years of age, 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, pock marked, black curled hair, blue eyes, down look, and speaks bad English. He came over in the ship Volunteer to Philadelphia last fall, and has often expressed a desire of returning to Ireland. It is supposed he will endeavour to get on board of a ship, either at Philadelphia or New-York, for that purpose. He stole, and took with him, a large new holster pistol and sundry clothes, some of which were a brown superfine cloth coat, has been turned, and is too long for him, white cassimer jacket and breeches, an old castor hat without loops, half worn, black grain shoes, with large white metal buckles, and white ribbed stockings. Whoever takes up and secures said servant, so that his master may get him again, shall have the above reward, and reasonable charges, if brought home, paid by
  N.B. Masters of vessels and others are requested not to carry him off.

SourceThe Pennsylvania Packet (Philadelphia), 17 September 1778 (pg 1). “To be Sold by Public Vendue, on Saturday next, at Ten o’clock in the forenoon, in Water-street, at the corner of Market-street, Six hogsheads of Tea, sundry Household Goods and Kitchen Furniture, and some Plate, belonging to the estate of William Ledlie, Merchant, late of this city, deceased.” Digital image online at newspapers.com (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2019-01-06).

All persons indebted to the estate of Joshua Ledlie, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment to the subscriber; and all those who have any just demands against the said estate, are desired to bring in their accounts properly attested, for settlement, to  Andrew Ledlie, Administrator.
  December 30th, 1786.
  N.B. All books, papers, &c. relating thereto, are requested to be delivered to George Campbell, Esquire, Register, Philadelphia county.

SourceThe Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia), The Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia), 1 January 1787 (pg 3). Notice to creditors of the late Joshua Ledlie, published by Andrew Ledlie, administrator. Digital image online at newspapers.com (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2019-01-06).

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