We find a David Lindsey in New Jersey beginning in February 1769. Wanted as a thief, he escaped from somewhere near Prince Town in Mercer County, NJ. Found and returned, the reward was three pounds plus reasonable expenses.

In 1769 a David Lindsey is wanted by the civil authorities:

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New Jersey Vol XXVI 

THIS is to give notice, that there will be sold at public vendue, on Wednesday the 15th March next, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the house where Joshua Hurtin lives, in the town of Newark, all that house, barn, cyder-mill, and home-lot. Any person or persons inclining to purchase the whole, or have it divided into three or four lots, may have it so, by applying to Joseph Crane, at Watsesson: It is very well situated for a tradesman or any other publick business. The Conditions of sale will be known at the time of sale.

MADE his Escape near Prince-Town, from Robert Magee, and others, one David Lindsey, who was in Custody for Theft: He is a thin pale visag'd Man, has long brown Hair, grey Eyes, pitted with the Small-Pox, had on a brown Coat and double breasted Waistcoat, old Hat and Leather Breeches; and has the Letters D. L. on his Hand; a Pair of Trowsers which serves for a Wallet, with a Pair of Stays, and sundry Cloaths therein; he likewise has a Pass from two Justices of the Peace, Skilton, and Embly. Whoever secures the said Thief, so that he may be brought to Justice, shall receive three Pounds, Proc. and all reasonable Charges, paid by Robert Magee, living near Cranberry, New-Jersey. All Masters of Vessels are forewarned not to carry him off at their Peril.--The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, No. 904, February 20, 1769.

 

In 1770 a "valuable plantation" is offered for sale upon which the apparent residing resident is a David Lindsey:

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New Jersey Vol XXVI 

    John Mountier, William Richards, William 
    Walker, Charles Gressman. 
    --The Pennsylvania Chronicle, No. 155, December 
    25, 1769-January 1, 1770. 
 

To be SOLD,

A Valuable plantation, containing upwards of 200 acres, situate in the county of Sussex, and province of New-Jersey, two miles and an half from Andover furnace [near Andover], and the like distance from the court-house (Sussex Court House, Newton), at either of which places is a ready market for all kinds of produce. There is on said plantation a frame dwelling-house and kitchen, almost new, and well finish'd, with cellars under the whole; also good stables, shed, cow-house, spring house, a commodious log dwelling-house, and a convenient paled garden; one orchard of 160 bearing apple trees, and another of the same number lately planted; about 70 acres of plow land, and 20 of meadow cleared; the latter in good English grass, and the whole under good fence. Thirty acres (at least) or more meadow may be made at a small expence, and can be easily watered by a brook running through the tract. The situation of this place is very advantageous for a tavern, (as four roads meet there) where a noted one has been kept for some years past, formerly by the widow Kennedy, but now by David Lindsey. Any person inclining to purchase the said plantation, may know the terms by applying (at the furnace aforesaid) to

                                ARCHIBALD STEWART. 

This David Lindsey found between Andover Furnace and the Sussex County Court House is only 10.8 miles from Township Independence, where Andrew Flemington purchased 223 acres in 1768!   

The petition filed by David Lindsay for the May Term of Sussex County granting permission to operate the tavern can be seen at:

David Lindsey Tavern Petition

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