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Guide to the Goldsboro Banyar and Banyar Family Papers
1727-1904
 MS 39

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Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Goldsboro Banyar and Banyar Family Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1727-1904
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1740-1840
Abstract: This collection traces the estate and affairs of Goldsboro Banyar (1724-1815) and his heirs. As Deputy Secretary of pre-Revolutionary New York, Banyar played a significant role in colonial government, especially in the distribution of land grants. Papers include colonial government documents, business and personal correspondence, and a large number of 18th century land patents and indentures for property in New York and Vermont. The collection also includes papers relating to several generations of Banyar's heirs, including Campbell White (1787-1859), a successful New York merchant and politician, who married Goldsboro Banyar's granddaughter Harriet Banyar LeRoy.
Quantity: 91.4 Linear feet (31 boxes, 172 oversize folders)
Call Phrase: MS 39

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Biographical/Historical note

This collection includes official and personal papers of Goldsboro (also spelled Goldsbrow, Goldsborow, Goldsborough) Banyar and his heirs, including prominent grandson-in-law Campbell White, a New York politician and businessman.

Goldsborough Banyar (1724-1815) emigrated from London to America in the 1730’s. By 1746, he had become deputy to George Clarke, Secretary of the Colony of New York. He also served as Deputy Clerk of the Council and on the provincial Supreme Court. A shrewd businessman and adroit politician, Banyar had a hand in virtually every land transaction that took place in pre-Revolutionary New York, building valuable relationships and a considerable fortune.

In 1767, Banyar married Elizabeth Appy, widow of John Appy Esq., Secretary and Judge Advocate of His Majesty’s Forces in America. Elizabeth was the step-daughter of Major Abraham Mortier, Paymaster-General of the British army in New York. (Mortier married Elizabeth’s mother, the widow Martha Naden, after Elizabeth’s father passed away. The Mortier’s home, Richmond Hill, later became the headquarters of George Washington).

Goldsborough and Elizabeth had four or more children. It appears that only two survived to adulthood: a daughter, Martha, and son Goldsborough Banyar, Jr. The family lived in New York City until the onset of the Revolution, at which time they relocated to Rhinebeck, NY, in an attempt to avoid conflict. Although presumably a loyalist, Banyar managed to retain his many valuable grants of land. By 1790, the family had relocated again to Albany, where Banyar purchased a large home on Pearl Street as well as several other local properties. In 1800, the household included five slaves.

In 1801, Banyar's son, Goldsborough Banyar, Jr. married Maria Jay (1782-1856), daughter of John Jay (1845-1892), first Chief Justice of the United States. Banyar Jr. managed his father’s extensive real estate holdings and served on local boards in Albany until 1806, when he died at the age of 31. Goldsboro Banyar, Senior, continued to live in Albany with his daughter-in-law, Banyar Jr.'s widow Maria. The elder Banyar died in 1815 at the age of 91.

By the time of Banyar's death, his only surviving child was his daughter Martha. Martha had married Jacob LeRoy, a prominent New York merchant, in 1792 The couple had three daughters -- Harriet, Mary, and Cornelia -- and a son, Goldsborough Banyar Leroy (1802-1866), who inherited his grandfather's extensive estate (as directed by Banyar's will, he changed his name from Goldsborough Banyar LeRoy to Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar).

Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar never married. His sister, Harriet Banyar LeRoy, married Campbell Patrick White. An Irish immigrant, Campbell Patrick White became a prominent New York lawyer and politician who served in Congress from 1829 to 1835. Campbell's brother, Robert White, served for many years as cashier of Manhattan Bank. The two brothers also managed the New York branch of the White family's distillery business, headquartered in Baltimore.

When Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar died in 1866, he left his estate to his nephew, John Campbell White (Campbell and Harriet White's son and Goldsboro Banyar's great-grandson). In accordance with his uncle Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar's will, John Campbell White also changed his name to Goldsborough Banyar in order to inherit the Banyar estate.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection traces the estate and affairs of Goldsboro Banyar and his heirs, spanning the period from the 1740's to 1904. The collection also includes papers relating to various members of the family of Campbell White, who married Goldsboro Banyar's granddaughter Harriet Banyar LeRoy. Materials include primary documents reflecting the governance of colonial New York; patents, deeds, and other documents relating to land transactions; business and personal correspondence; accounts; and legal and estate papers. Although primarily concerned with the affairs of prominent men, the collection also provides tantalizing glimpses of less-documented aspects of early American society, including slavery, interactions with Native Americans, relationships between landowners and laborers, and domestic affairs.

The collection is organized chronologically into three series. In addition to the general summary that follows, more detailed scope and contents notes are provided as introductory matter to each series. Series I spans the years from 1727-1775 and 1784-1823, documenting the political and business career of Goldsboro Banyar and his children, only one of whom (Martha, wife of Jacob LeRoy) survived at Banyar's death. This series consists primarily of documents relating to colonial administration, including office appointments, land transactions and the collection of quitrents, court fees, and rough minutes of Chancery Court proceedings, typically involving matters such as land disputes, estates, guardianship, and divorce. There is also post-colonial era correspondence relating to the settlement of British land claims and other business affairs. Correspondents include George Clarke (Secretary of New York), Edward Clarke, Sir William Johnson, William Knox, and family members Goldsboro Banyar, Jr., William Banyar, and Jacob LeRoy (Banyar's son-in-law). Notably, the only documents from the Revolutionary War period are several pieces of correspondence from the Commissioners for Conspiracies in 1778.

Series II continues into the generation of Goldsboro Banyar's granddaughter, Harriet (Banyar) White, covering the period from the 1820's to the 1850's. In 1816, Harriet married Irish immigrant Campbell White (1787-1859), a lawyer, politician, and business man, who apparently took over some or all responsibility for managing the Banyar estate. Papers in this series include family correspondence and receipts, as well as Campbell White's correspondence on political matters during and after his time in Congress (including a letter remarking on the assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson). Also included are business papers from the White family distillery, and correspondence and business papers of Campbell's brother, Robert White, who served as clerk of the Manhattan Bank for many years, resigning after the Panic of 1837 amid allegations of misfeasance. Notable subjects include currency and anti-rent legislation, the antebellum cotton trade, and the cholera outbreak of 1849.

Series III concludes with the papers of John Campbell White, the son of Campbell and Harriet and great-grandson of Goldsboro Banyar. John Campbell White changed his name to Goldsborough Banyar in order to inherit the Banyar estate. This series covers the period from the 1870's to 1904, and consists primarily of routine business correspondence concerning management of the various Banyar properties, accounts, tax and other receipts, and insurance policies.

Arrangement Note

The collection is organized chronologically into three series.

Series I, Goldsboro Banyar, spans the years from 1727-1775 and 1784-1823, documenting the political and business career of Goldsboro Banyar and his children.

Series II, Campbell P. White and Harriet (Banyar White), continues into the next generation with the papers of Campbell and Harriet (Banyar) White, the granddaughter of Goldsboro Banyar, covering the period from the 1820's to the 1850's.

Series III, Goldsborough Banyar (formerly John Campbell White), concludes with the papers of John Campbell White, the son of Campbell and Harriet, who changed his name to Goldsborough Banyar in order to inherit the Banyar estate. This series spans the period from the 1870's to 1904, and consists primarily of routine business correspondence concerning management of the various Banyar properties, accounts, tax and other receipts, and insurance policies.

Material within each series is arranged into subseries by subject matter and/or format, and within those categories, where possible, chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Portions of the collection that have been microfilmed will be brought to the researcher in that format and can be made available by Interlibrary loan. Researchers on site may print out unlimited copies from microfilm reader-printer machines at per-exposure rates. See guidelines in Reading Room for details. Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.) Items that include presidential signatures will be presented to researchers in duplicate form.

Use Restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be cited as the Goldsboro Banyar Papers, MS 39, The New-York Historical Society.

Provenance

Gift of estate of Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, 1957.

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Container List

Series I: Goldsboro Banyar

Subseries I.1: Colonial administration records

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes royal appointments of office to George Clarke, Senior (as Secretary of the province of New York) and to Goldsboro Banyar (as Clerk of the Court of Chancery), along with a deputation from George Clarke, Junior appointing Banyar Deputy Secretary of the province. The royal appointments are elaborate vellum documents with hand ornamentation and original seals still attached. Also included is a 1774 report to Governor William Tryon with information on the number of mines in the province, and its population (including a breakdown of whites and blacks), militia and government.

Auditor's Office correspondence with auditors Thomas Smith, Horatio Walpole and Robert Cholmondeley relates to the collection of quit-rents, payment of salaries and other matters concerning the official accounts of New York.

Also included are Banyar's drafts of decisions issued on motions and cases heard in Chancery Court. The Chancery Court was originally conceived as one that could rule on issues of fairness, and was not restricted to statutory law. Cases typically involved estate and business disputes, the resolution of land disputes, and divorce and other family matters, such as the appointment of a guardian for a minor. One case involved appointment of a committee to take care of a person "in a state of lunacy."

There are also two bound volumes of minutes of Council proceedings relating to land transactions, spanning a two-year period from 1770 to 1772, and a list of wills filed in the Prerogative Office from 1769 to 1771.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 1 Letters patent of King George II appointing George Clarke, Sr., Secretary of the Colony of New York
1727/8 March 7
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 2 Letters patent of King George II appointing Goldsboro Banyar Register of Court of Chancery
1742 August 6
Box: OS Small Folder : Banyar OS 3 Letters patent of King George II appointing Goldsboro Banyar Register of Court of Chancery
1753 May 5
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 4 Letters patent of King George III appointing Goldsboro Banyar Register of Court of Chancery
1770 June 11
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 5 Letters patent, petitions, and deputations

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters from George Clarke and William Tryon to the Committee of the Privy Council regarding a controversy over the Prerogative Court

1745-1772
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Deputations and reports

Scope and Contents note

Includes deputation from Rick Morris appointing Samuel Jones as Clerk of the Circuit; deputation from George Clarke appointing Goldsboro and William Banyar Deputy Secretary of State; and a report to Governor William Tryon on the present state and condition of New York (dated 1773)

1757, 1771, 1773
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Auditor's Office correspondence
1746-1749
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Auditor's Office correspondence
1750-1757
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Auditor's Office correspondence
1757-1759
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Auditor's Office correspondence and accounts
1760-1762
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Auditor's Office correspondence
1763-1767
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Auditor's Office correspondence
1768-1773
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Auditor's Office correspondence
1774-1775, 1785, 1791
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 6 Auditor's Office correspondence and related documents (OS)
1745-1768
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Court of Chancery, rough minutes
1765-1770
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Court of Chancery, rough minutes
1771-1773
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Court of Chancery, rough minutes
1774-1776
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Minutes of Council in the Department of Land
1770-1772
Box: 2 Folder : 3 List of wills filed in the Prerogative Office of New York
1769-1771
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Deposition of Goldsboro Banyar and John Bowles relating to assignment of deputy for Prerogative Court
1770 June 30

Subseries I.2: Colonial administration accounts

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes account books and loose accounts and receipts of court fees, monies relating to land transactions, and military expenses. Also included is an exchange note for 100 pounds sterling to recruit members of the Five Nations of Indians for a war against Canada, and a license and receipt for the purchase of land from Native Americans.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Account book, Goldsboro Banyar
1746-1797
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Account of the profits of the Secretary's Office
1751-1761
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Account of the profits of the Secretary's Office
1764-1765, 1767-1772
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS10 Chancery Court fees and rent rolls due to George Clarke
1738-1774, undated
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS8 John Chambers' account of fees due to George Clark, Clerk of the Supreme Court
1745-1752
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Accounts of attorneys' fees due to George Clarke, Clerk of the Supreme Court
1747-1774
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Accounts of George Clarke, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the Province of New York
1747-1773
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Accounts of George Clarke, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the Province of New York (Chancery Court fees)
1760-1774
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Receipts for fees due to Supreme Court Judges
1763
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Accounts and receipt for fees to Judges and Attorneys
1763-1773
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS9 Accounts of fees due on first motions filed in Supreme Court of the Province of New York (OS)
1767-1774
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS8 Accounts of fees due on first motions filed in Supreme Court of the Province of New York (OS)
1763-1764
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Accounts of Abraham Mortier, Paymaster General of the British Army
1755-1766
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS7 Accounts of Abraham Mortier, Paymaster General of the British Army (OS)
1755-1766
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Accounts of Abraham Mortier, Paymaster General of the British Army
1761-1767
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Account book, Abraham Mortier
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Papers relating to land of George Clarke
1737-1745, 1798, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Fees for Land Patents
1760-1774, 1792, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Exchange note issued in connection with measures to recruit the Five Nations of Indians to take part in an expedition against Canada
1746 November 1
Box: 3 Folder : 11 License to purchase lands from Native Americans
1754, 1774
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Fragments of official papers
undated

Subseries I.3: Business and personal correspondence

Scope and Contents Note

This sub-series is arranged chronologically. Subseries I.3A, Colonial-era correspondence, consists primarily of Banyar's correspondence with George and Edward Clarke relating to administrative and financial matters. Matters discussed include Banyar's efforts to collect quit rents and salary owing to Clarke, his dispute with Archibald Kennedy, Receiver-General, about payment of Clarke's allowances and Clarke's right to the office of Register of the Prerogative Court, reports on the military and political situation in New York, frontier troubles, Indian problems and the war with the French. Other correspondents include Sir William Johnson and William Knox. A folder of general correspondence includes a 1763 letter discussing Thomas Stephens, the son of the Secretary of Georgia, and his inability to get "negroes" for the manufacture of potash.

Subseries I.3B consists of post-Revolutionary correspondence, mostly dealing with business matters including the sale of lands, accounts, debts, suits, and stock purchases. Correspondence between Banyar and his son-in-law, Jacob LeRoy, includes personal observations on the outbreak of fever in Philadelphia and New York, and the inoculation of his children.

Subseries I.3A: Colonial-era correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence with George Clarke
1746-1749
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence with George Clarke
1750-1753
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence with George Clarke
1754-1756
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence with George Clarke
1757-1759
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence with George Clarke
1760-1762
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence with George Clarke
1763-1764
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Correspondence with George Clarke
1765-1766 June
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Correspondence with George Clarke
1766 July - 1767
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Correspondence with George Clarke
1768-1769
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Correspondence with George Clarke
1770
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Correspondence with George Clarke
1771
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence with George Clarke
1772-1773 June
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Correspondence with George Clarke
1773 August - 1774
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Correspondence relating to accounts of George Clarke
1792-1793, 1799
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Correspondence with Edward Clarke
1750-1759
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Correspondence with Edward Clarke
1760-1762
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence with Edward Clarke
1763-1766
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 11 Correspondence with Edward Clark
1763
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Correspondence with Edward Clarke
1767-1772 June
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Correspondence with Edward Clarke
1772 July - 1773
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Correspondence with Edward Clarke
1793-1801
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Correspondence with Sir William Johnson
1765-1769
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Correspondence with Sir William Johnson
1770-1772
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Correspondence with William Knox
1773-1774
Box: 5 Folder : 13 General correspondence of Goldsboro Banyar
1749-1775
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 11 Letters from Mr. Blenman, Christ College
1770

Subseries I.3B: Correspondence 1778-1823

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Correspondence with and resolution of the Commissioners for Conspiracies
1778
Box: 5 Folder : 15 General correspondence
1784-1794
Box: 6 Folder : 1 General correspondence
1795-1799
Box: 6 Folder : 2 General correspondence
1800-1801
Box: 6 Folder : 3 General correspondence
1802-1805 June
Box: 6 Folder : 4 General correspondence
1805 July - 1815, 1821
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Correspondence of Goldsbrow Banyar, Jr.
1799-1805
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Correspondence of William Banyar
1783-1790
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Correspondence of William Banyar
1791
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Correspondence of William Banyar
1792-1805
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 11 Letter from William Cooper to William Banyar
1795 August 16
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Correspondence to William Banyar from Garret and Jacob Benthuysen
1791-1793
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Correspondence to William Banyar from Garret and Jacob Benthuysen
1794-1795
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Correspondence of Jacob LeRoy
1790-1794
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Correspondence of Jacob LeRoy
1797
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Correspondence of Jacob LeRoy
1798-1800
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Correspondence of Jacob Leroy
1801-1802, 1805
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Correspondence of Jacob LeRoy
1795-1796
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Correspondence of Francis Stephens
1784-1787
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Correspondence of Francis Stephens
1788-1794
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Correspondence of William H. Jephson
1803-1823

Subseries I.4: Daybooks and journals

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes Goldsboro Banyar's private account books and notebooks of business transactions. There are also volumes with thermometer readings and daily weather notes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Weather journals
1762-1764, 1767-1768
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Daybooks
1753, 1756-1758
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Daybooks
1757, 1762-1768, 1783-1786
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Daybooks
1786-1796
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Daybooks
1787-1791, 1805-1809
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Daybook
1809-1815
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Copybook
1770-1780
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Copybook
1803

Subseries I.5: Patents, deeds and other land conveyances

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries consists mainly of legal documents for the acquisition and conveyance of real property, including Letters Patent (civil and military) and their supporting documents, deeds (generally using the English system of Lease and Release), mortgages, and bankruptcy indentures. Also included are other papers relating to property and estates, such as tenant leases, bonds, surveys, and maps. Most date from two periods: 1761-1775, and the 1790's. The conveyances record Banyar's personal land transactions as well as his legal business with clients, in New York City and Albany, and in upstate New York.

The majority of the documents are Letters Patent (most with original seals attached) or conveyances and papers relating to them. The Letters Patent, civilian and military, were issued to individuals or, more commonly, to groups, limited in non-military cases to 1000 acres per person but containing totals up to 50,000 acres -- moderate-sized grants compared to those of the 17th or early 18th centuries but substantial nonetheless. Parties to these indentures include many political and business leaders of the pre-Revolutionary era, such as Robert Livingston, John Tabor Kempe, John Morin Scott, Oliver Delancey, John Watts, Peter Van Schaack, James Duane, Alexander Colden, Governor William Tryon, and John Harris Cruger. Some of the post-Revolutionary transactions involve William Cooper, Henry Beekman, and William Lawrence.

Many of the records relate to New York land grants in Vermont. Often accompanied by papers proving titles, they involve property located in the area East of the Hudson River, then disputed by New Hampshire which later became parts of the state of Vermont. A Commission was established to adjudicate the competing claims, and New York agreed in 1790 to relinquish title to lands in Vermont in return for $30,000.

The transactions in this subseries illustrate the practices used to accumulate land for speculation, and in some cases give histories of particular lots or parcels in New York City and Albany. There are also many items relating to the military bounties authorized by the Proclamation of October 7, 1763.

The descriptions in the box and folder list are based on a calendar of the items prepared in the 1970's, which also provides additional background information. This calendar has been included in Box 9A of the collection and is listed at the end of this subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Correspondence and papers relating to Samuel Dunlop's settlement of Cherry Valley
1705, 1736-1764, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Correspondence and papers relating to Samuel Dunlop's settlement of Cherry Valley
1766-1774
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Deeds and indentures for land in New York
1764-1773, 1786, 1792, 1809
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Indentures, surveys and other documents relating to land grants in Vermont
1760's-1770's
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Correspondence and abstracts of letters patent and deeds regarding lands in Vermont
1767, 1770, 1785-1799
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Correspondence and other documents relating to land grants in Vermont
1761-1773, 1780-1799
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Papers relating to settlement of Vermont lands owned by British army officers (Major Thomas Etherington and Stephen Payne Galwey)
1767-1774, 1785-1789
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Field Book of Edmond Fanning's townships
1772
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Correspondence regarding lands of British General John Vaughan ("Vaughan's Patent")
1786-1790
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Correspondence and papers relating to "Croghan's Mortgage" in Otsego County
1764-1775, 1795-1804
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Documents relating to settlement of division line between the Wawayanda and Cheesecocks Patents
1785-1787, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Arbitration of bond and mortgage between Joseph Ketchum and Herman Hoffman
1765, 1772-1773, 1785-1787
Box: OS Medium Folder : Banyar OS 12 Releases, leases and deeds for lots in New York City, Albany County and the Hardenbergh Patent
1728-1754
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 13 Letters patent to Goldsboro Banyar, John Benson, and Joseph Webb for 4000 acres in Albany county; later deed of partition for same 4000 acres, with map entitled "New Dorlach"
1753 April 14, 1793 May 9
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 14 Title deeds, Staley Patent
1755-1787
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 15 Title deeds, Schuyler Patent
1755-1793
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 16 Deeds, mortgages and bonds for property in New York City and Albany County
1759-1769
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 17 Lott's and Magin's Patents
1761-1763, 1837
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 18 Release-Deed for land in Albany County granted to John Christopher Hartwick
1761 July 17-18
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 19 Letters patent to Jacob Hendrick, Ten Eyck, George Rykert, Volkert Dason and John Roorbart, Jr. for two tracts of land in Albany County
1761 September 17
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 20 Letters patent to Alexander Colden and three others for 4000 acres in Albany County
1761 September 29
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 21 McNeil's Patent, commonly called Otsquage
1761 September 29-30, 1806 August 21
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 22 Ten Eyck's Patent
1761 October 1-2, 1793 November 8-9
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 23 Lawyer (Sawyer?) Patent
1761-1795
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 24 Pittstown Patent and Cambridge Patent
1761-1769
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS25 Release-deed for three lots within Auchmuty's Patent in Fairfield and Herkimer Counties
1762 May 7-8
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 26 Releases, leases and deeds for lots in Fairfield, Herkimer, Ulster, and Queens Counties, and in the Hardenburg Patent
1762-1763
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 27 Letters patent to Thomas Moore and Lewis Pintard for 2 tracts, Orange County
1762 December 23
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 27 Letters patent to William Cockroft and others for 26,000 acres in Albany County
1764 May 2
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 28 Title deeds for D. Shaw's Lots in Kingsbury
1764 September 20-24
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 29 Letters patent (military) and assignments/conveyances of soldiers' rights
1765-1774
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 30-37 Letters patent (military) for land in New York and Vermont
1765-1772
Box: OS Medium Folder : Banyar OS 38-39 Letter patent (military) for land in Vermont
1765 July 25, 26
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 40 Letters patent to Frederick Young and 19 others for 20,000 acres in Cherry Valley and Sharon, Otsego and Schoharie Counties
1765 October 11
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 41-45 Letters patent (military) for land in New York and Vermont
1766, 1768
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 46 Vermont deeds and claims
1768-1798
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 47 Title deeds, 3 lots & buildings in Albany ("Shipboy lot")
1768-1804
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 48 Bankruptcy paper, assignment by Isaac Man of all personal real property in trust for payment of debts
1768 September 19
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 48 Deeds for land in township of Blenheim
1769
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 49 Alexander Stewart's original deeds, Otsego County
1769
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 50 Deeds for lots in Cosby's Manor
1769, 1795
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 51 Title to lands in Vermont
1769-1798
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 52 Letters patent to Garret Slover & 13 others in Vermont
1769 November 8
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 53 Letters patent to John Wetherhead, John Tabor Kempe, and 38 others in Blenheim township
1769 November 28
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 54 Letters patent to Pierre G. DePeyster and others for land to be erected into a township named Kempeton (Vermont)
1769 November 24
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 55 Deeds for land in township of Kempeton
1769-1770
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 56 Deeds for land in township of Warrentown (Vermont)
1769-1770
Box: OS medium Folder : OS 57 Deeds for lots in township of Kent (Vermont)
1770, 1774
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 58 Title deeds, Nettlefield/Loudon Patent (Decatur, Otsego County)
1770, 1773, 1792
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 59 Letters patent (military) for land in Vermont
1770 April 5
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 60 Deeds and patents for land in Vermont
1766 May 2 - 1775 August 29
Box: Oversize small Folder : Banyar OS 60A Letters patent (military) for land in Vermont
1770 April 6
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 61A Letters patent for lots in Readsborough Township (Vermont)
1770 April 24
Box: OS medium Folder : 61 Deeds for lots in Readsborough Township (Vermont)
1770 June 11 - 1797 May
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 62 Letters patent (military) for land in Durham, Greene County
1770 May 17
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar O 63 Deed for lot in township of Kelso (Vermont)
1770 May 23-24
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 63 True copy of letters patent (military) for land in Albany County (Vermont)
1770 June 1
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 64 - 68 Letters patent (military) for land in Gloucester county (Vermont)
1770 April 5
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 68A Return of survey for tracts in Gloucester County (Vermont)
1770 April 4
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 69 Title Deeds, Goldsborough Township, Delaware County
1770 June 8 - 1801 June 4
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 69A Letters Patent, Goldsborough Township, Delaware County
1770 April 30
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 69B Certificate for setting out a grant, Goldsborough Township, Delaware County
1770 April 20
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 69C Letters Patent for lands purchased from Indians, Goldsborough Township, Delaware County
1770 June 15
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 70 Letters patent (military) for land in Rome, Oneida County
1770 May 2
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 71A Letters patent, Wallace's Patent (Sidney, Delaware County)
1770 June 16
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 71 Title deeds, Wallace's Patent (Sidney, Delaware County)
1770 June 9 - 1799 January 4
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 72A Letters patent, Belvidere Patent (Cherry Valley, Otsego County)
1770 June 29
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 72 Title deeds, Belvidere Patent (Cherry Valley, Otsego County)
1770 June 18 - 1772 February 27
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS73 Copy of Letters patent to Peter Muerenbeldt and others for land in Vermont
1770 June 1
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS74 Letters patent to Jacobus VanZandt and others for land in township of Newbrook (Vermont)
1770 June 13
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS73 Deed from John Wilson and Henry Boel to Goldsboro Banyar for land in township of Newbrook (Vermont)
1770 July 20-21
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS73 Deed from James Seagrove and William Gillylan, Jr. to Goldsborough Banyar for land in township of Kingsborough (Vermont)
1770 June 28-29
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS75 Deed from Samuel Boyer and Peruke Maker to Goldsborough Banyar for land in Whitingham township (Massachusetts), with maps
1770 July 11, undated
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS76 Deed and lease with Whitehead Skidmore and others for land in Jamaica, Queens
1770 July 12-13
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS77 Deed from Isaac Ogden and others to William Kelly for land in township of Gageborough (Vermont), with related documents
1770 August 11
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS78 Deed from John Abeel and others to Goldsboro Banyar for land in Township of Hutton (Vermont)
1770 August 21
Box: Oversize medium Folder : Banyar OS78 Deed from George Etherington and others to Goldsboro Banyar for land in the township of Dunmore (Vermont)
1770 August 20-21
Box: Oversize medium Folder : Banyar OS78 Deed from Charles Morse and William McAdam to Goldsboro Banyar for land in Saratoga County
1770 August 29-30
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS79 Letters patent (military) to Norman McLeod for land on north side of Mohawk River (probably Fulton County)
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS80 Deed from Peter Silvester and Mydert Roseboom to Goldsboro Banyar for land in Cherry Valley, Otsego County
1770 October 24-25
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS80 Deed from Peter Soutenberg and John Voorheese to Goldsboro Banyar for land in township of Kent (Vermont)
1771 January 28-29
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS80A Deed between Cuyler family members for dwelling and store house on the east side of Pearl Street
1770 October 19
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS80A Deeds to and from Abner French for land near Schenectady
1770 March 17, 1772 April 21
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS81 Letters patent (military) to Alexander Graydon of Dublin for land in Cumberland County (Vermont)
1770 October 4
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS81A Deed from Alexander Graydon to Goldsboro Banyar for land in Cumberland County (Vermont)
1770 November 1-2
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS82 Letters patent (military) to John Clark for land in Vermont
1771 March 9
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS82A Draft of Letters patent (military) to John Clark
1771 March 9
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS83 Deed from William Wood to John Wetherhead for land in Schoharie County
1771 March 16
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS83 Indenture from Peter Martin and his wife Mary to Eilhu Hall Bay for land on Flat's Island and elsewhere
1771 March 30
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS83 Deed between Joseph Rodman, John Badeau and John Fitzpatrick for land and premises in New Rochelle
1771 March 29-30
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS83 Deed from John Kelly to Crean Brush for land in the township of Readesborough (Vermont)
1771 April 2-3
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS84 Letters patent (military) to Thomas Mason for land in Putnam, Washington County
1771 April 8
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS84A Conveyance of soldier's rights from Thomas Mason to Philip Skene
1769 May 12
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS85 Deeds for the Commissioner on Vermont Claims, Albany
1771 April 9 - 1772 January 2
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 86 Letters patent (military) to James Scott and Hugh Jackson, disbanded soldiers for land in Warren County
1771 May 24
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 87 Certificate for setting out land grant and deeds for township of Fincastle
1771 May 27, June 27-29
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 88 Deeds for land in "Franklin's patent" (Otsego and Schoharie Counties)
1771 May 29-30, 1791 September 22
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 89 Tenant lease to Daniel Hucker, Gold and Silver Smith, and John Sebastian Stephany, Chemist, for 99 years for land in Duchess County
1771 June 1
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 90 Letters patent to William Bayard and 54 others for land in Oneida and Herkimer counties
1771 June 12
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 91 Certificates for setting out land grants issued to William Bayard and William Shirreff
1771 April 22, 30
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS92 Letters patent to William Shirreff and 22 others for land in the township of Halesborough (Vermont)
1771 April 22
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS93 Deeds from Charles Morse to Goldsboro Banyar for land in township of Deerfield (Vermont)
1771 June 22
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS93 Copy of deeds from William Haldane for land near Wood Creek
1771 June 1, 21-22, November 1
Folder: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS94 Letters patent to John Davan and 23 others for land in the township of Richmond (Vermont)
1771 June 28
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS95 Certificate for setting out land grant issued to John Davan and leases from Davan to Banyar
1771 June 26, July 12-13
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS96 Letters patent to William McAdam and 29 others for land in the township of Kilby
1771 July 3
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS97 Deeds for land in township of Kilby
1771 July 25, 30-31
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS98 Letters patent (military) to Samuel Dick, late Surgeon's Mate at His Majesty's Military Hospital, for land in Vermont
1771 July 6
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS99 Deeds for land in Leinster and Mecklenbergh townships
1771 July 17-18, September 6-7
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS100 Mortgage and lease from John Kelly to Goldsboro Banyar
1771 September 10-11
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS101 Letters patent to John Butler and 39 others for land to be erected into a township called Strasburgh (Schoharie County)
1771 December 4
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS102 Certificate for setting out a grant in Strasburgh township issued to John Butler and 39 others
1771 August 30
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS103 Letters patent to William Nicholls and 5 others for land in Vermont
1772 March 3
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS104 Certificate for setting out a grant issued to William Nichols
1771 September 6
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS104 Deeds from William Nicholls to Goldsboro Banyar for land in Vermont, with map showing partition of land
1772 March 16-17
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS105 Letters patent to Thomas Barnet and others for land to be erected into the township of Penryn (Virginia)
1772 March 10
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS102 Certificate for setting out a grant in Penryn township issued to Thomas Barnet
1772 February 19
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS106 Letters patent (military) to Thomas Millet, Philip Lambert and Robert Davidson, disbanded soldiers, for land in Albany County (Greene County)
1772 March 10
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS107 Deeds for land on the west side of the Hudson River (Greene County)
1772 March 21, 24
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS108 Deeds for land in Truro Township (Vermont)
1772 April-June
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS109 Letters Patent to Edward and Ebenezer Jessup for land in Luzerne, Warren County
1772 April 10
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS110 Deed from Nathan Stone to GB for land in Windsor (Vermont)
1772 April 18
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS111 Deeds for land in the township of Penryn (Vermont)
1772 April-June
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS112 Deed from Charles Nicholl and 3 others to William Banyar
1772 June 16-17
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS113 Letters patent to Andrew Elliot and 20 others for land in county of Charlotte (Vermont)
1772-1773
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS114 Letters patent to Crean Brush, John Grumly and Joseph Beck for land in Bolton, Warren County
1772 October 24
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS112 Tripartie Agreement settling estate in new trustees
1773 March 12
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS115 Deeds for property in Montgomery Ward, New York City
1771, 1773
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 112 Deed from Joseph Blancard to Joseph Griswold, Distiller and Abraham Nelson, Merchant, for land in Durham, Greene County
1773 July 22
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS116 Lease for plot in Township of Royalton; Mortgage from Thomas Valentine to GB on property in Charlotte County
1773 August 6-7, November 11
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS117 Indenture between William William and Goldsboro Banyar for land in township o Readsborough
1774 January 25-26
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS117 Indenture between John Church and Edmond Tanning or land in Cumberland County
1774 February 3-4
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS117 Mortgages from John Cattleman and Peter Davy to James Delancey
1774 June-July
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS118 Indentures between Frederick Rhinelander and Duncan Campbell/Thomas Hobson
1774 March-April
Box: OS small Folder : OS119 Letters patent (military) to Duncan Campbell for land in Totten and Crossfield's Purchase
1774 April 5
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS120 Letters patent (military) to William Markham for land in Totten and Crossfield's Purchase
1774 April 5
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS121 Letters patent to Luke Knoulton and 19 others for land in the township of Kellybrook (Vermont)
1774 July 20
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 122 Deeds for land in township of Kellybrook
1774 August 24-25
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 123 Deed to Duncan Campbell for share in Totten and Crossfield's Purchase
1774 September 19
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 124 Deeds for land in township of Rutland
1774 September 14, 21-22
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 125 Deeds for land in township of Meath (Vermont)
1775 January-March
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 126 Letters patent to Josiah Willard and 24 others for land in township of Meath (Vermont)
1775 February 11
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 127 Letters patent to Lt. John Thompson for land in Charlotte County (Vermont)
1775 June 19
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 128 Letters patent to Saumel Ashley and 25 others for land in township of Smithfield
1775 June 21
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 129 Deeds for land in township of Smithfield
1775 June-August
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 130 Indenture of Peter Van Schaack's property to his children
1778 August 14
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 130 Tripartite Indenture (Marriage Settlement) of Stephen Payne Gallway, Oliver Delancey, and Phila Delancey
1774 December 8; 1786 June 2
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 131 Letters patent to Goldsboro Banyar for land in Montgomery County
1786 July 11
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 132 Deed of partition with map of Banyar's patent
1796 August 9
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 133-136 Letters patent to Goldsboro Banyar for land in Bergen's Purchase (4 patents)
1786 July 1786
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 137-143 Letters patent to Goldsboro Banyar for land in Delaware County (7 patents)
1786 August 14
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 144 Mortgage and leases from Thomas Mears to Goldsboro Banyar for land in Montgomery County
1786 October 27-28, 1802 February 11
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 145 Deed from Goldsboro Banyar to John Coleman, Innholder, for Moiety of a farm in Orange County
1792 June 4
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 146 Deed for land in England (William Banyar)
1791
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 146 Mortgages relating to George Clarke
1795
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 147 Deeds for land in Arthursboro, Otego and Phelps and Gorham townships
1796-1797, 1806-1807
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 148 Summersvale, Refuge and Chase's Patent
1804, 1806, 1826
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 149 Deeds for land in Dutchess County (Robert Livingston)
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 150 Deeds relative to Harbeck lots (Albany)
1786-1820
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 151 Deeds for land in Albany (include Church Pew rental)
1795, 1798, 1802-1803
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 153 Deeds for land in Albany
1813-1815
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 154 New York City deeds
17906, 1803, 1809-1816
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 155 Deed and Grant of Wharfage with survey map to William Lawrence, with supporting documents (New York City)
1806-1820
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 156 Letters patent for three lots in the village of Lewiston, Niagara County
1808
Box: OS medium Folder : Bayar OS 157 Survey maps: Plan of Great Jones, Map of Kingsborough, and unidentified area along Hudson River
undated
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 158 Blank deeds
circa 1800
Box: 9A Folder : Loose seals (detached from 18th century deeds)
circa 1770
Box: 9A Folder : Calendar of land documents

Subseries I.6: Business and household accounts

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries contains accounts and receipts reflecting Banyar's land transactions, quitrents, land surveys, bonds and mortgage obligations, stock transactions, wheat sales, tax receipts, and purchases of household goods and services. Also included are papers relating to the purchase of Banyar's Pearl Street residence in Albany.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Account books
1769-1770, 1791-1797, 1805
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Indenture of servitude (draft) and labor accounts
1785-1803, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Accounts and receipts (quitrents, mortgages, bonds, etc.)
1760-1806, 1815, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Accounts, receipts and indentures (land patents)
1770's-1790's
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Accounts, receipts and other documents relating to the Schorharie Patent
1799, 1809. undated
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Account book and receipts relating to Wallace's Patent
1773, 1789-1813
Box: 9 Folder : 12 John Wigram's minutes respecting Goldsborough and Wallace's Patent
1809
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 159 John Wigram's accounts respecting Wallace's Patent
1812-1816
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Bills and receipts for land surveys
1768-1774, 1792-1802
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Receipts (primarily for bonds and mortgage obligations)
1799-1815, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Stock certificates
1792- 1814
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Accounts of wheat sales (primarily Bordman and Hillhouse)
1799-1809
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 160 Accounts of wheat sales (primarily Bordman and Hillhouse)
1799-1809
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Receipts (household goods, clothing, groceries, wheat, etc.)
1760's-1800's, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Papers relating to purchase of Pearl Street residence in Albany
1791
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Receipts for goods and services; household accounts
1774-1815, undated
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 161 Receipts for goods and services
1773-1791
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Tax receipts
1800-1813
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Bank book, Goldsboro Banyar
1800-1814
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 162 Banknotes, Bank of Albany
1800-1804

Subseries I.7: Legal and estate papers

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes bond and mortgage indentures, powers of attorney, decrees, orders, and various other legal documents relating to Banyar's personal and business affairs. Of particular interest is a bill of sale and manumissions papers for a slave. Also included are wills and estate papers of Banyar and other family members. In addition there are wills of other people connected to the family, including Lawrence Reade, who leaves an interesting bequest to Mary Barron, a "free mulatto woman in the Island of Jamaica," and her three children Sara Reade, Lawrence Reade and Ann Reade.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Chancery Court, papers filed in Rutsen v. Van Rensallear
1788-1789
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Bond and mortgage indentures
1766, 1794-1814
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Bond indenture and related papers, William Edgar and Chauncy Belknap
1803-1823
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Powers of Attorney
1773-1815
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Legal documents (decrees, orders, petition of insolvent debtor)
1762, 1773, 1788, 1799, 1818
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Estate of Abraham and Martha Mortier
1767-1795, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Wills and estates of Joseph Reade, Lawrence Reade and Francis Stephens
1769, 1773, 1783, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Estate of Alexander Colden
1773, 1784, 1790, 1793
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Guardianship of Mary Ballard Beckford (granddaughter of George Clarke)
1784-1790
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Marriage certificate of Goldsboro Banyar and Elizabeth Appy
1767 February 3
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Bill of sale and manumission papers for slave named Frank
1795, 1801
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 163 Wills of Goldsbrow Banyar
1792-1810
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Receipts and accounts relating to Goldsbrow Banyar Estate
1815-1840
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Sales of wheat for the estate of Goldsbrow Banyar
1812-1820's
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Accounts of Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar, devisee
1822
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Estate of Jacob and Martha Leroy
1814-1815
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Estate of Jacob and Martha LeRoy

See also

Later accounts from the estate of Jacob and Martha LeRoy will be found in Box 21, Folder 5.

1817-1822, 1831, 1837
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Wills of Banyar family members
1765-1886
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 164 Appointment of Frederick W. Smith to Lieutenant in the US Navy

Access Restrictions

Contains presidential signature

1813 July 24

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Series II: Campbell P. White and Harriet (Banyar) White

Scope and Contents Note

This series consists primarily of the papers of Banyar's grandson-in-law, Campbell Patrick White, who married Banyar's granddaughter Harriet Banyar LeRoy in 1816.

An Irish immigrant, Campbell Patrick White (1787-1859) became a successful New York merchant and Tammany politician. His father, Dr. John Campbell White, founded White and Sons Distillery in Baltimore, and Campbell and his older brother Robert White operated a New York branch of this business. Campbell White was also elected to Congress as a Jacksonian Democrat, serving from 1829 to 1835. Upon the death of Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar, Campbell White took over management of the Banyar family estate, including the family's real estate holdings.

Also included in this series are some papers of Campbell White's brother, Robert White (d. 1847). Robert White was for many years the cashier of the Bank of Manhattan, until he resigned around 1840 amid allegations of misfeasance. A bachelor, Robert White was closely involved with his nephews, the children of Campbell and Harriet, and apparently lent them substantial amounts of money for their brokerage business. A letter to Robert from his father suggests that he may have had problems with alcoholism.

Papers include correspondence as well as financial and legal documents spanning the period from 1818 to the 1850's. Correspondence concerns the business dealings of Campbell and Robert White, including various financial transactions, the family distillery business, management of the Banyar estate, and the dispute with the Bank of Manhattan. Correspondence of Campbell White also touches on political issues, including currency and anti-rent legislation and the assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson.

Letters of frequent and/or significant correspondents with Campbell White have been foldered separately. These include business associates and agents William Slosson, Robert Ludlow, Marcus T. Reynolds, James Dexter, William Wason; diplomat David Baillie Warden; Baltimore lawyer and statesman Reverdy Johnson; Senator Levi Woodbury; and various others identified in the box and folder list. Of particular interest are some letters sent by William Wason during the 1949 cholera outbreak, when Campbell White's family relocated to the Rockaways.

Correspondence of Robert White concerns business with the Bank of Manhattan and the ante-bellum cotton trade. There are also several folders of other documents concerning the Bank of Manhattan, including some concerning the allegations against Robert White.

There is correspondence from and between other family members, including Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar, John Campbell White (Campbell's father), John White (Campbell's brother), Henry White (Campbell's brother) and his son John White (Campbell's nephew), Joseph White (Campbell's brother) and his son William Pinkney Whyte (Campbell's nephew), and Campbell and Harriet's children John C. White, Mary White and Ann White. Letters address business as well as family matters; some of the letters relate to a dispute between Campbell White and his brothers in Baltimore over business dealings, which led his nephew William Pinkney Whyte to legally change the spelling of his name.

Subseries II.1: Correspondence and ephemera

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes correspondence and related papers, as well as a few folders of ephemera and family keepsakes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Letters from Campbell White
1820-1843
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Letters from Campbell White
1844-1854
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Letters from Campbell White (undated and fragments)
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Letters to Campbell White
1818, 1825-1835
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Letters to Campbell White regarding political patronage
1832-1849
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Letters to Campbell White
1836-1843
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Letters to Campbell White
1844-1853, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Letters and certificates regarding Campbell White's appointments in New York State Militia
1820-1845
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Drafts and other documents relating to currency legislation
1826-1833, 1846, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Correspondence regarding anti-rent legislation
1850-1851
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Correspondence of William Slosson
1823-1845, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Correspondence of David Baillie Warden (Paris)
1823-1844
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Correspondence of Robert Ludlow
1828-1850, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Correspondence of Marcus T. Reynolds (Albany)
1832-1849, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Correspondence of James Dexter (Albany)
1832-1850
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Correspondence of James Dexter regarding Banyar estate
1833-1837
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Correspondence of William Wason
1833-1849 July 14
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Correspondence of William Wason
1849 July 16 - 1850, undated
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Correspondence of Levi Woodbury
1837
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Correspondence of James G. King (regarding Manhattan Company)
1840-1843
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Correspondence of E.S. Derry
1840-1849
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Correspondence of Andrew Stevenson (Richmond)
1841-1843
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Belfast correspondents (Same Lake, E. Beggs, Edmond Getty)
1841-1851
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Correspondence of Emily Harper
1843-1847, undated
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Correspondence of James Smith, Southwark Bank (Philadelphia)
1843-1849
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Correspondence of Charles O'Connor
1843-1850
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Correspondence of Reverdy Johnson
1844-1845
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Correspondence of J. Glenn (Baltimore)
1849-1850
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Various correspondents
1824-1852, undated
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Envelopes
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Correspondence of Robert White
1820-1846, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Correspondence and accounts relating to cotton business
1811, 1832-1837
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Papers relating to Bank of Manhattan
1819-1839, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Papers relating to Bank of Manhattan
1840-1844
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar (brother-in-law of Campbell White)
1817-1859, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Letters from John C. White (father) to Robert and Campbell White
1824?-1834
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Letters from John White (brother) to Campbell and Robert White
1825-1848, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Letters from Henry White (brother) to Campbell White3
1832-1845
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Letters from John C. White (nephew) to Campbell White and Mary White
1845-1851, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Letters from Joseph White (brother) to Campbell White)
1844-1850
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Letter from William Pinkney Whyte (nephew) to Campbell White
1849
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Correspondence of John C. White (son of Campbell White)
1833-1852, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Correspondence of Mary White (daughter of Campbell White)
1850, undated
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Correspondence of Ann White (daughter of Campbell White)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Other White family correspondence
1814, 1821, 1848-1849, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Printed material (voting list for 24th Congress, invitation to 28th anniversary of Tammany Society, appeals for aid)
1846, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Newspaper clippings
1828, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Calling cards and hair locks
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Commonplace book of Campbell White; school exercise of John C. White
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Unidentified manuscript
circa 1830

Subseries II.2: Financial and legal papers

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries consists of various business and household receipts, real estate documents, and legal and estate papers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Accounts and receipts, Campbell White
1807-1850, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Receipts and bank notes, Campbell White
1805-1869, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Household and contractor receipts, Campbell White
1825-1859, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Accounts and receipts, Robert White
1826-1843, undated
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 165 Accounts and receipts, Robert White
1836-1840, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Receipts, assorted
1825-1851, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Accounts and receipts, John White & Company
1817-1847, undated
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Account book, John White & Company
1831-1833
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Accounts and receipts, John C. White
1840's-1850's, undated
Box: 17 Bank books, receipt books and cancelled checks
1829-1848, undated
Box: OS small Box-folder : Banyar OS 165A Bank books, Bank of New York
1842-1847
Box: 18 Checkbooks, Robert White and Manhattan Co.; signature stamp
1832-1845, undated
Box: 18A Check receipts
1842-1845
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Accounts and receipts, stocks and bonds
1813-1854, undated
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Accounts
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Accounts (including estates and rents)
1814-1851, undated
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Tax assessments
1819-1856
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Receipts, Martha LeRoy, Harriet White, and others
1812-1858
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Inventory of furniture, Harriet Banyar White
1821
Box: 19 Folder : 7 White household receipts
1822-1852
Box: 19 Folder : 8 White household receipts and accounts
1825-1850, undated
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Mortgages, bonds and releases
1817-1857
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Patents and mortgages
circa 1830's
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 166 Deeds, grants and leases
1816, 1835-1857
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Deeds
1827-1850, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Record book of deeds
1828-1864
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Leases
1837-1854
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Releases
1836-1855
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Rental and other land agreements; maps
1820-1853, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Search for judgments
1809, 1819-1839, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Legal claims and contracts relating to Manhattan water lots
1818-1849, undated
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Inventory of land holdings
circa 1837
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Legal claims and lawsuits
1828-1837
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Legal claims and lawsuits
1838-1861
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Legal claims and lawsuits (White family members)
1833-1854
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Legal papers (drafts)
1825-1843, undated
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 167 Blank legal forms
1829, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Estate account books (Dan LeRoy, Dr. Benjamin Payne, William Lawrence)
1801-1820, 1832, undated)
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Estate account books, Cornelia Ludlow
1837-1838
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Estate account books and inventories, Campbell White and Harriet Banyar White
1859, 1886-1903
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Estate accounts, Jacob and Martha LeRoy

See also

Earlier accounts of this estate will be found in Box 12, Folders 1-2.

1829-1859
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 168 Estate accounts, heirs of Goldsbrow Banyar
1820-1840, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Will and estate papers, Goldsborough LeRoy Banyar
1841-1842
Box: OS large Folder : Banyar OS 169 Probate and will of Ann Dulany
1828
Box: OS large Folder : OS 35 Exemplification of probate and new will of Daniel Dulany
9 January 1924
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Estate papers, Ann White
1827-1847
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 170 Estate papers, Ann White
1829-1841
Box: OS small Folder : Banyar OS 171 Estate papers, Ann White (insurance policies)
1815-1828
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Estate papers, Charlotte White
1840- 1841, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Estate of William Edgar, correspondence and legal papers
1823-1844, undated
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Estate of William Edgar, accounts
1822-1842, undated
Box: 22 Folder : 2 State Marine Insurance Company (papers relating to lawsuit)
1835-1843, undated
Box: 22 Folder : 3 State Marine Insurance Company (financial statements)
1831-1840
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Marine insurance policies for shipments of gin and cotton (Ocean Insurance Company, Jackson Marine Insurance Company)
1832-1837
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Fire insurance policies and premiums (primarily Eagle Fire Company)
1823-1852
Box: OS medium Folder : Banyar OS 172 Plan of Regulation West of Broadway (survey)
1849

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Series III: Goldsborough Banyar (formerly John Campbell White)

Scope and Contents Note

This series spans the period from 1872 to 1904 and consists primarily of papers relating to the routine management of the properties in the Banyar estate by Campbell and Harriet's son John White, who in accordance with his uncle's will changed his name to Goldsborough Banyar. There is also a small amount of personal correspondence of John White's sisters, Ann, Cornelia and Mary. Receipts include local businesses, many with pictorial billheads.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Correspondence with Department of Docks
1874-1875
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Business correspondence
1872-1876, 1885 January - April
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Business correspondence
1885 July - December, 1888-1899
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Business correspondence
1900 May - October
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Business correspondence
1900 November - December
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Business correspondence
1901 January - April
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Business correspondence
1901 May - August
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Business correspondence
1901 July - December
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Business correspondence
1902 January - August
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Business correspondence
1902 September - December
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Business correspondence
1903 January - June
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Business correspondence
1903 July - December
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Business correspondence
1904
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Personal correspondence, Ann White
1900-1910
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Personal correspondence and ephemera, Cornelia White and Mary White
1899-1904, undated
Box: 24A Folder : Account books
1860's - 1880's
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Accounts
1887-1890
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Schedule of unsold lots in the Goldsborough and Rapalye's Patents
1890 May
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Accounts
1891-1893
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Accounts
1894
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Accounts
1895-1897
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Account books
1896, 1898-1899
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Accounts
1898
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Accounts
1900-1901
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Accounts
1902
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Accounts
1903
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Accounts
1904
Box: 25 Folder : 6 "Tax lists" (accounting book for White family properties)
1857-1899
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Taxes and assessments
1872-1876
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Taxes and assessments
1887-1890
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Taxes and assessments
1891-1893
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Taxes and assessments
1894-1896
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Taxes and assessments
1897-1899
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Taxes and assessments
1900-1901
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Taxes and assessments
1902
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Taxes and assessments
1903
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Insurance policies and receipts
1878-1880
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Insurance policies and receipts
1888-1893
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Insurance policies and receipts
1895-1899
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Insurance policies and receipts
1900-1902
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Insurance policies and receipts
1903-1904
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Stock certificates; certificates of inspection
1899-1904
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Estate papers, Goldsborough Banyar (formerly John White)
1904, undated
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Leases and other agreements
1872-1886
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Leases and other agreements
1889-1904
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Receipts
1891, 1893-1898
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Receipts
1899-1900
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Receipts
1901
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Receipts
1902
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Receipts
1903
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Receipts and handwritten notes
undated
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Bank books, Goldsborough Banyar
1892-1904
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Cancelled checks
1902-1904
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Check book, with cancelled receipts and blank checks (National Bank of Commerce)
1900-1904

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