Banyar (Goldsborough, aka Goldsbrow)
Title: An Autograph Letter, NY, 1785.
Seller ID: 53407
An autograph letter from Goldsborough Banyer to Mathew Vischer, a Counselor at Law in Albany, NY. Dated New York, 9th December 1785. 1 & 1/4 pages, closely written in black pen, with Banyar's flowery signature at the end. Concerning the claim to some land in New York State which was being made by a family in London. Twice folded, a piece torn away where the wax seal (still present) was attached (not affecting text). A bit of edge wear, but condition is very good, and entirely legible. Banyar was born in London, and first came to American in the 1730. He was appointed Deputy Auditor-General of New York in 1746, later he was Secretary of State under the colonial government. In his old age he moved to Albany, and died there in 1815 at the age of 91. His son, Goldsbrow Jr., was married to Maria Jay, the daughter of John Jay. His son died in 1806, but his daughter-in-law remained in Albany to care for Banyar until his death.