Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816)


Person Record Title
Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816)
Given Name
Anthony Lispenard
Family Name
Birth Date
13 June 1741
Death Date
26 April 1816
Biographical Description
Anthony Lispenard Bleecker was a shipping merchant and real estate auctioneer in New York City. He served as a major during the Revolutionary War, and his family lived in New Jersey while the British troops occupied New York City during the war. He was one of the wealthiest and most powerful real estate and stock brokers in New York City in the late 18th century. Bleecker Street in Manhattan is named for him.

In 1787, he sold an enslaved woman named Flora and her daughters Ann and Phillis to John Neilson, an early trustee and benefactor of Queen's College (later Rutgers University).
Place of Significance
New York City, NY
New Rochelle, NY
Spouse of
Mary Noel Bleecker
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

Linked resources

Items with "Creator: Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816)"
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Bill of sale for Flora, Phillis, and Ann, sold by Anthony L. Bleecker to John Neilson Bibliographic Resource
Items with "Enslaver: Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816)"
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1787-01-31 Sale: Flora, Ann, Phillis Neilson Event
Items with "Enslaved by: Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816)"
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Ann [daughter of Flora] Agent
Flora Agent
Phillis Neilson (b. 1780s) Agent