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10803, Traditional American food, Pelham, NY, Southern Westchester County, Restaurant Review, Outdoor dining on patio, Sunday Brunch, The word is, Family restaurant, burgers, salads, Panini | Westchester B & B's 5th Avenue Pub

914-738-8750 
  B & B's 5th Ave Pub, serving Traditional American food, is located at 531 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY 10803 in Lower Westchester County. B & B's 5th Avenue Pub | Westchester restaurant review, more . . .


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Restaurants - American Traditional Restaurants - American Traditional | Pelham Restaurants - American Traditional | Westchester Restaurants - American Traditional | Hudson Valley
Restaurants - Vegetarian | Vegan Options Restaurants - Vegetarian | Pelham Vegan Options | Westchester Restaurants - Vegetarian | Hudson Valley
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Catering | Restaurant Caterers Catering | Pelham Restaurant Caterers | Westchester Catering | Hudson Valley
Outdoor Dining Outdoor Dining | Pelham Outdoor Dining | Westchester Outdoor Dining | Hudson Valley
Sunday Brunch Sunday Brunch | Pelham Sunday Brunch | Westchester Sunday Brunch | Hudson Valley

10803, French Bistro, Pelham NY, good restaurants, Restaurant Review, Local, grass-fed, and organic, Outdoor dining, Small Plates, Sunday Brunch, WiFi = Free, The word is, Attractive, warm and cozy space,  very good food | Westchester Bistro Rollin

914-633-0780 
  Bistro Rollin, a French Bistro, is located at 140 Fifth Ave, Pelham NY 10803 in Lower Westchester County.

From Bistro Rollin: "Service is at the core of what any good restaurants must do: greet you as soon as you arrive, get your food to the table on time, make sure your expectations are met. But hospitality is more. Hospitality is the personal relationship between the guest and each member of the staff. Hospitality requires that we make sure every guest has a memorable, wonderful experience. Hopelessly lost one day trying to find Paul Bocuse’s restaurant, outside of Lyon, we arrived hours late for our reservation and were almost afraid to enter. But when the Maitre D’ came to the door apologizing that the restaurant was located in such a ridiculously difficult to find spot, we knew we had found a truly unique place. This is what we strive for at Bistro Rollin." Bistro Rollin | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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Restaurants - Bistro & Wine Bar Restaurants - Bistro & Wine Bar | Pelham Restaurants - Bistro & Wine Bar | Westchester Restaurants - Bistro & Wine Bar | Hudson Valley
Restaurants - French Cuisine Restaurants - French Cuisine | Pelham Restaurants - French Cuisine | Westchester Restaurants - French Cuisine | Hudson Valley
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Catering | Restaurant Caterers Catering | Pelham Restaurant Caterers | Westchester Catering | Hudson Valley
Outdoor Dining Outdoor Dining | Pelham Outdoor Dining | Westchester Outdoor Dining | Hudson Valley
Small Plates (Tapas) Small Plates (Tapas) | Pelham Small Plates (Tapas) | Westchester Small Plates (Tapas) | Hudson Valley

10803, Oyster Bar and Grill, Pelham, NY, Mediterranean, Delicious cuisine, , Restaurant Review, Kids Menu, Sunday Brunch, Caffe Regatta website, fish is fresh, the service is good, raw bar, seafood, Italian pasta dishes, steaks | Westchester Caffe Regatta

914-738-8686 
  Caffe Regatta, Oyster Bar and Grill, is located at 133 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.

From Caffe Regatta: "Allow Cafe Regatta's Chef/Proprietaor, Anthony Labriola, to prepare an exceptional meal with his Mediterranean influences for you and your guest. In Addition to our delicious lunch and dinner selections, we serve over 25 premium wines by the glass. And don't forget, that every Tuesday is BYOB night at the Regatta. Delicious cuisine, prepared with detail, professional wait staff, and friendly courteous service have made Caffe Regatta a choice location for those seeking an excellent dining experience. We appreciate your interest in our restaurant and we look forward to having you as our guest." Caffe Regatta | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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Restaurants - Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurants - Mediterranean Cuisine | Pelham Restaurants - Mediterranean Cuisine | Westchester Restaurants - Mediterranean Cuisine | Hudson Valley
Restaurants - Seafood Restaurants - Seafood | Pelham Restaurants - Seafood | Westchester Restaurants - Seafood | Hudson Valley
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Catering | Restaurant Caterers Catering | Pelham Restaurant Caterers | Westchester Catering | Hudson Valley
Family Restaurants Family Restaurants | Pelham Family Restaurants | Westchester Family Restaurants | Hudson Valley
Sunday Brunch Sunday Brunch | Pelham Sunday Brunch | Westchester Sunday Brunch | Hudson Valley

10803, food market, Pelham NY, organic fruits and vegetables, gluten-free section,  Bakery, craft and local brews, Growler filling station, Deli, Gluten-free products, Local and organic produce, Prepared foods, Seafood and meats, Sushi Bar | Westchester DeCicco’s Marketplace - Pelham

914-738-1377 
  DeCicco’s, a food market, is located at 43 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY 10803 in Westchester County.

From DeCicco's: "The oldest of the DeCicco’s Family Markets, the Pelham store opened there doors to the public in 1984. The community staple offers a full-service deli, a fresh seafood department, a high quality meat counter, and a fresh-from-the-garden produce section containing many organic fruits and vegetables from all over the world. A newer addition to the Pelham store is DeCicco’s famous growler system, containing 12 taps of fresh, craft beer, in addition to hundreds of bottles of both local and hard to find brews lining the shelves. The location recently expanded their already large gluten-free section in order to accommodate more customers with gluten allergies." DeCicco’s Marketplace - Pelham | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Craft Beer | Brewery Craft Beer | Pelham Brewery | Westchester Craft Beer | Hudson Valley
Restaurants - Bakery Restaurants - Bakery | Pelham Restaurants - Bakery | Westchester Restaurants - Bakery | Hudson Valley
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Gluten-Free Options Gluten-Free Options | Pelham Gluten-Free Options | Westchester Gluten-Free Options | Hudson Valley
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Gifts | Crafts Gifts | Pelham Crafts | Westchester Gifts | Hudson Valley
Grass-Fed | Organic Foods Grass-Fed | Pelham Organic Foods | Westchester Grass-Fed | Hudson Valley
Grocery Stores & Supermarkets Grocery Stores & Supermarkets | Pelham Food Stores | Westchester Grocery Stores & Supermarkets | Hudson Valley

10803, American Tapas & Music Lounge, New American entrées, small plates, and 'infused' burgers, Pelham, NY, Restaurant Review, Kids Menu, Late hours, Live entertainment, Serving dinner and Sunday Brunch | Westchester Infusion, American Tapas & Music Lounge

914-235-3700 
  Infusion, American Tapas & Music Lounge, serving New American entrées, small plates, and 'infused' burgers, is located at 600 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803 in southern Westchester County.

From Infusion: "Infusion is a socially conscious proprietorship whose primary focus is to serve both its patrons and the larger community. Come experience our chef's culinary creativity through a menu of small and large plates with Infusion's exotic drinks, live entertainment and weekly events." Infusion, American Tapas & Music Lounge | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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Restaurants - American New | Contemporary American Restaurants - American New | Pelham Contemporary American | Westchester Restaurants - American New | Hudson Valley
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Music 'Live' | Live Music Music 'Live' | Pelham Live Music | Westchester Music 'Live' | Hudson Valley
Open Late | Late Hours Open Late | Pelham Late Hours | Westchester Open Late | Hudson Valley
Small Plates (Tapas) Small Plates (Tapas) | Pelham Small Plates (Tapas) | Westchester Small Plates (Tapas) | Hudson Valley
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Long Island Sound Towns Long Island Sound Towns | Pelham Long Island Sound Towns | Westchester Long Island Sound Towns | Hudson Valley

10803, salads, sandwiches, Pelham, NY, neighborhood spot for casual eating, Restaurant Review, Build your own salad, Kids Menu, Outdoor seating, The word is, Great little neighborhood café, breakfast, lunch items, and BBQ dinners | Westchester Jcafe

914-738-7395 
  Jcafe, serving salads, sandwiches, and more, is located at 129 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 in Lower Westchester County.

From J Café: "We have great sandwiches, salads and coffee. From coffee and scones in the morning to burgers and salads at lunch , Jcafe is a popular neighborhood spot for casual eating." Jcafe | Westchester restaurant review, more . . .


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Restaurants - American Traditional Restaurants - American Traditional | Pelham Restaurants - American Traditional | Westchester Restaurants - American Traditional | Hudson Valley
Restaurants - Breakfast Restaurants - Breakfast | Pelham Restaurants - Breakfast | Westchester Restaurants - Breakfast | Hudson Valley
Restaurants - Café, Coffee Shops & Tea Restaurants - Café, Coffee Shops & Tea | Pelham Restaurants - Café, Coffee Shops & Tea | Westchester Restaurants - Café, Coffee Shops & Tea | Hudson Valley
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10803, Tavern, Pub food, Pelham, Westchester NY | Westchester Knuckleheads Tavern

914-738-5252 
  Knuckleheads Tavern, serving Pub food, is located at 4400 Boston Post Road in Pelham NY 10803, Westchester County. Knuckleheads Tavern | Westchester  more . . .


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Restaurants - Pubs | Sports Bar | Burgers Sports Bar | Pelham Sports Bar | Westchester Burgers | Hudson Valley
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10803, Italian-Adriatic cuisine, Pelham, NY, Pelham, New York, best, most authentic Italian-Adriatic cuisine, dinner, Italian cuisine, amazing Italian, Restaurant Review, Serving lunch and dinner, The word is, Rave reviews | Westchester La Fontanella Ristorante

914-738-3008 
  La Fontanella, serving Northern Italian-Adriatic cuisine, is located at 115 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 in Westchester County.

From the owner: "La Fontanella is conveniently located in Pelham, New York and has now been in business for four years serving its customers only the best, most authentic Italian-Adriatic cuisine. The building has been recently renovated, offering the most relaxing, elegant ambiance in Westchester with a new full-service granite bar. Whether you're in the mood for a quick lunch, a full course dinner, an evening snack, or something in between, La Fontanella offers outstanding Italian cuisine, a great wine list, a luxurious selection of desserts, a full bar, and exceptional service." La Fontanella Ristorante | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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Restaurants - Italian Cuisine Restaurants - Italian Cuisine | Pelham Restaurants - Italian Cuisine | Westchester Restaurants - Italian Cuisine | Hudson Valley
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10803, Chinese and Japanese food, Pelham, NY, Southern Westchester County | Westchester Pelham Palace "Chinese & Japanese Cuisine"

914-738-0388 
  Pelham Palace, serving Chinese and Japanese food, is located at 221 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 in Lower Westchester County. Pelham Palace  "Chinese & Japanese Cuisine" | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Restaurants - Chinese Food Restaurants - Chinese Food | Pelham Restaurants - Chinese Food | Westchester Restaurants - Chinese Food | Hudson Valley
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10803,  Restaurant | Westchester Rockwells Restaurant

914-738-5881 
  Rockwells Restaurant, serving Traditional American cuisine, is located at 105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham NY 10803 in Lower Westchester County.

From Rockwells: "Rockwells has been serving Westchester since 1984 and has proudly been serving Pelham since 1996. Family owned and operated, we take pride in making sure every person who comes in is taken care of by a friendly staff member and enjoys a high quality meal. Rockwells is the perfect place to bring the family when you want to get out of the house or to watch your favorite sports team in action on one of our big screen TVs at the bar or in the dining area." Rockwells Restaurant | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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Restaurants - American Traditional Restaurants - American Traditional | Pelham Restaurants - American Traditional | Westchester Restaurants - American Traditional | Hudson Valley
Restaurants - Pubs | Sports Bar | Burgers Sports Bar | Pelham Sports Bar | Westchester Burgers | Hudson Valley
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Catering | Restaurant Caterers Catering | Pelham Restaurant Caterers | Westchester Catering | Hudson Valley
Music 'Live' | Live Music Music 'Live' | Pelham Live Music | Westchester Music 'Live' | Hudson Valley
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Attractions | Places To Go Attractions | Pelham Places To Go | Westchester Attractions | Hudson Valley
Long Island Sound Towns Long Island Sound Towns | Pelham Long Island Sound Towns | Westchester Long Island Sound Towns | Hudson Valley

Italian food, Pelham, NY, Southern Westchester County, family owned and operated, Restaurant Review, Cuisine = Italian, Full Bar, Serving lunch and dinner, The word is, Neighborhood Italian, Italian food at affordable prices | Westchester Villa Nova E

914-738-1444 
  Villa Nova E., serving Italian food, is located at 61 First Street, Pelham, NY 10803 in southern Westchester County.

From Villa Nova E.: "Villa Nova E. has been family owned and operated for 40 years. We offer all of your Italian favorites and some Villa Nova originals. We regularly offer specials not found on the menu and if there is something you'd like to have that we don't normally serve, just let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. We are located only a block and a half away from the Pelham train platform, near the Pelham Post Office." Villa Nova E | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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10803, Ristorante & Pizzeria, Italian cuisine, Pizza, Pelham, NY, Southern Westchester County, Restaurant Review, Cuisine = Italian and Pizza, Online Ordering, The word is, Family owned neighborhood Italian and Pizza restaurant | Westchester Villagio Ristorante & Pizzeria

914-738-4701 
  Villaggio Ristorante & Pizzeria serving Italian cuisine and Pizza, is located at 229 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 in southern Westchester County.

From Villaggio: "Since we’ve opened, Villaggio has been dedicated to presenting one of the most innovative & interesting Italian menus. We would like to say thank you and extend our great appreciation to our wonderful clientele. Your support in our efforts helps us bring you new dishes inspired by the very old and the very new in the best tradition of fine Italian cuisine." Villagio Ristorante & Pizzeria | Westchester restaurant review, website and more . . .


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Restaurants - Italian Cuisine Restaurants - Italian Cuisine | Pelham Restaurants - Italian Cuisine | Westchester Restaurants - Italian Cuisine | Hudson Valley
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Pelham

Westchester County


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    Gluten-Free Options
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Restaurants - American New | Contemporary American
New American cuisine has its roots in California cuisine. New American food, often similar to Contemporary American, emphasizes a seasonal menu. Dishes are often created based on the availability of fresh ingredients from local farmers and ranchers.

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Restaurants - American Traditional
What is Traditional American food? It's difficult to classify Traditional American food. We all associate Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, French Fries, and of course Apple Pie with American food - and how about Turkey and sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving.

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The Chinese believe that the preparation of food is an art. The art of cooking Chinese food can include dishes and food preparation techniques which are difficult to develop and may require the expertise of a chef with lots of experience.

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Restaurants - French Cuisine
Most people agree that one of France's biggest attractions is the food. French food is enjoyed and savored without being rushed. The French dine slowly, enjoying their food which is often accompanied by a number of wines.

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Eating Italian food can offer a satisfying and healthy meal. Italian food is varied, abundant in selection, and unique to many of the 20 regions of Italy. Select a fine Italian restaurant from our list of Italian restaurants in Westchester.

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Almost all Americans can relate to the mouth-watering experience of biting into a crusty and piping-hot pizza dripping with melted mozzarella and juicy tomato sauce Select your favorite Pizza restaurant from our list of Pizzarias.

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About Pelham

Pelham
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Pelham
Pelham is the oldest town in Westchester County . . . "purchased by Thomas Pell on June 27, 1654 from the Siwanoy Indians; the tract included what is now New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, the Pelhams, and Eastchester."

Source: Excerpts from "New York, A Guide to the Empire State" , Compiled by workers of the Writer's Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of New York, 1940 Albany

The State Legislature incorporated the Town of Pelham on March 7, 1788, and at that time included all of City Island and what is now Pelham Bay Park east of the Hutchinson River. In 1895, the Town of Pelham was redefined as two villages. These two Villages known as the Village of Pelham Manor in 1891 and Village of Pelham in 1896; were incorporated within the Town of Pelham.

History And Antiquities, Compiled 1841
The following covers "History and Antiquities", a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, and anecdotes about Westchester County and its towns. When reading the following, keep in mind that this information was compiled from papers written about two hundred years ago and compiled in 1841. Population statistics and events have not been revised to reflect current events and perspective. We think this adds to the historical flavor and interest of the writings, giving a different perspective on much of this information and written in an "older world" writing style.

    Pelham
    "Pelham is situated on the sound, 18 miles NE. from New York. Pop. 789."

    Source "Historical Collections of the State of New York , Published by S. Tuttle, 194 Chatham-Square, 1841

History of Pelham, Published 1900
When reading the following, keep in mind that this information was written many years ago. Population statistics and events have not been revised to reflect current events and perspective. We think this adds to the historical flavor and interest of the writings, giving a different perspective on "history" and written in an "old world" writing style.

    Pelham Manor
    John Pell, the successor of Thomas in the " lordship " of Pelham Manor, was born on the 3d of February, 1643. He arrived in America and entered into his proprietorship in the summer of 1670. On the 25th of October, 1687, a new royal patent of Pelham Manor was issued to him by Governor Dongan, the reason for this proceeding being, as stated in the patent, that he desired "a more full and firm grant and confirmation" of his lands. The bounds of the manor as specified in the new instrument were precisely the same as those prescribed in the Nicolls patent to his uncle - Hutchinson's Eiver on the south and Cedar Tree or Gravelly Brook on the north, with the neighboring islands; but the dignities attaching to the manorial lordship were somewhat more elaborately defined, and instead of paying to the royal governor as quit-rent "one lamb on the first day of May" as had been required of Thomas Pell, he was to pay "twenty shillings, good and lawful money of this province," "on the five and twentyeth day of the month of March." He married (1685) Bachel, daughter of Philip Pinkney, one of the first ten proprietors of EastChester. He resided on his estate, and seems to have taken an active and influential interest in public matters related to Westchester County, having been appointed by Governor Andros (August 25, 1688) the first judge of Westchester County, and serving as delegate from our county in the provincial assembly from 1691 to 1695. He died in 1702. The tradition is that he perished in a gale while upon a pleasure excursion in his yacht off City Island.

    The most notable event of John Pell's administration of his manor was the conveyance by him through the celebrated Jacob Leisler of six thousand acres as a place of settlement for the Huguenots - a transaction out of which resulted the erection of the Town of href="/direct.html?http://westchestertowns.com/php/Westchester/Town0220.php" target="_blank"> New Rochelle.

    The Edict of Nantes, a decree granting a measure of liberty to the Protestants of France, promulgated in 1598 by King Henry IV., was on the 22d of October, 1685, revoked by Louis XIV., and by that act of state policy the conditions of life in the French kingdom were made quite intolerable to most persons of steadfast Protestant faith. For some years previously to the revocation numerous French Protestants had begun to seek homes in foreign lands, especially America; and after 1685 the emigration grew to large proportions. A great many of the Huguenots came to New York City. Several of the leaders of the sect abroad entered into correspondence with Leisler (known to them as a responsible merchant and influential citizen of New York and, moreover, a man of strong liberal principles), with a view to the purchase by him as agent of eligible land for the establishment of a Huguenot colony.

    It happened that a number of the Huguenot immigrants in New York City, looking about them for suitable places of residence, had in 1686 and 1687 chosen and secured from John Pell parcels of land in that portion of Pelham Manor now occupied by the present City of New Rochelle. From this circumstance Leisler, as the constituted agent of the Huguenots, was led to locate the settlement at that place. He entered into negotiations with Pell, and on the 20th of September, 1689, "John Pell and Rachel his wife'' conveyed to him, " in consideration of the sum of sixteen hundred and seventy-five pounds sterling, current silver money of this province," "all that tract of land lying and being within said Manor of Pelham, containing six thousand acres of land, and also one hundred acres of land more, which the said John Pell and Rachel his wife do freely give and grant for the French church erected, or to be erected, by the inhabitants of the said tract of land, or by their assignees, being butted and bounded as herein is after expressed, beginning at the west side of a certain white oak tree, marked on all four sides, standing at high water mark at the south end of Hog Nock, by shoals, harbour, and runs northwesterly through the great fresh meadow lying between the road and the Sound, and from the north side of the said meadow to run from the due north to Brouckes river, which is the west division line between the said John Pell's land and the aforesaid tract, bounded on the southeasterly by the Sound and Salt Water, and to run eastnortherly to a certain piece of salt meadow lying at the salt creek which runneth up to Cedar Tree brook, or Gravelly brook, and is the bounds to Southern. Bounded on the east by a line that runs from said meadow northwesterly by marked trees, to a certain black oak tree standing a little below the road, marked on four sides, and from thence to run due north four miles and a half, more or less, and from the north side of the said west line, ending at Broncke's river, and from thence to run easterly till it meets with the north end of the said eastern most bounds, together with all and singular the islands and the islets before the said tract of land lying and being in the sound and salt water," etc. This was an absolute deed of sale of the property. The sum paid for it, £1,675, was extraordinarily large, in comparison with the usual amounts given in those times for unimproved landed property, and is a demonstration of the entirely substantial character of the settlement of New Rochelle at its very foundation. In addition to the purchase money, " said Jacob Leisler, his heirs and assigns," were to held and pay "unto the said John Pell, his heirs and assigns, lords of the said Manor of Pelham, to the assigns of them or him, or their or either of them, as an acknowledgment to the lords of the said manor, one fat calf on every four and twentieth day of June, yearly and every year forever - if demanded." This proviso was incorporated conformably with the customs of the times, which required the vouchsafing of peculiar courtesies to the lords of manors on the part of individuals upon whom they bestowed their lands. The ceremony of the presentation of the fat calf was duly observed for many years, and was always made a festival occasion.

    Although the deed of sale specified the Bronx River as the westernmost boundary of the tract, its bounds as finally established stopped at Hutchiuson's River or creek. The six thousand acres comprised the whole northern section of the manor, Pell retaining the southern portion, a wedge-shaped territory, about one-half less in area than the part conveyed to Leisler.

    Shortly after the consummation of the purchase, Leisler began to release the lands to the Huguenots, and the place was settled with reasonable rapidity. It was called New Rochelle in honor of La Rochelle in France, a community prominently identified with the Huguenot cause in the religious wars. From the first the French refugees proved themselves most desirable additions to the population of our county, and the entire history of New Kochelle is a gratifying record of progress.

    It will be remembered that John Richbell's original purchase from the Indians of what is now the Township of Mamaroneck, a purchase confirmed to him at the time by the Dutch authorities, and later by the English governor, Lovelace, comprised three necks on the Sound between the Mamaroneck River and Thomas Pell's lands, and that the interior extension of the purchase was twenty miles northward "into the woods". Of the three necks, called the East, Middle, and West Necks, the first was deeded by Richbell to his mother-in-law, Margery Parsons, and by her immediately conveyed to his wife, Ann; but the latter two were mortgaged and finally lost to Richbell's estate. These Middle and West Necks, with their prolongation into the interior, formed a triangular tract of land owned by several persons, which lay wedge-shaped between the Manor of Pelham, at the southwest, and what later became the Manor of Scarsdale, at the northeast. The East Neck, terminating at the mouth of the Old Guion Place, New Rochelle.

    Mamaroneck River, continued to be the property of Mrs. Richbell until its sale by her to Caleb Heathcote, in 1697. It formed the nucleus of Scarsdale Manor, erected in 1701.

    Source: History of Westchester County, New York: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Year 1900,
    Authors Frederic Shonnard, Walter Whipple Spooner,
    Publisher New York History Company, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York, 1900

History of Pelham Manor, Compiled 1940

    Pelham Manor, 12 m. (100 alt., 5,270 pop.), a residential community, is on land purchased by Thomas Pell in 1654 from the Siwanoy Indians; the tract included what is now New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, the Pelhams, and Eastchester. In 1680 John Pell sold 6,000 acres for 'Sixteen hundred twenty and five currant silver money of the Province, also to John Pell . . . every four and twentieth day of June yearly and every year forever if demanded, one fat calf.' Anne Hutchinson, rebel against Puritan conformity in Massachusetts, settled in this section in 1642 and was murdered in 1643 by Indians at Throgg's Neck, now Pelham Bay Shore.

    Pelhamdale Ave., to the railroad station on Washington Ave., was the route of the tiny trolley said to have provided the inspiration for the Toonerville Trolley series of Fontaine Fox, the cartoonist.

    At 12.5 m. is the junction with Split Rock Road.

    Left onSplit Rock Road to the New York City line, 0.5 m., then through Pelham Bay Park to Pelham Parkway. Split Rock Road was once the private driveway from the manor house of Thomas Pell to the Boston Post Road. Washington's army retreated along this road after the Battle of Long Island. Some of the heaviest fighting in the Battle of Pell's Point, October 18, 1776, took place in the vicinit of the cleft 10-foot boulder, which is near the New York City line.Learn about the American Revolution in Westchester and the Hudson River Valley.

Source: Excerpts from "New York, A Guide to the Empire State" , Compiled by workers of the Writer's Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of New York, 1940 Albany

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