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"Big" Little Britain


Miss Margaret Wallace researched and wrote these articles to preserve the rich history of the community she loved and had lived in her entire life. And preserving it needed, because in 1971 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority took over 9000 acres of Little Britain, NY to build a new international airport. The many historic homes standing within the condemned acreage were bulldozed, including the home of my parents and of my grandparents. The many families were forced to move and Little Britain literally lost 3/4 of it's population. Today, (the year 2000) most of that land still stands unused, returned to the wild much as it was when settlers first arrived in 1725, it's great history buried in the rubble and it's families disbursed to other communities.

It is my hope to convert these articles into webpages and have no doubt Miss Wallace would approve of such a project. Until I am able to accomplish that however, I have provided the index of articles below. Anyone wishing information from any of the articles, please email me.


Index to articles written by Margaret Wallace, Little Britain historian, and published in the ORANGE COUNTY POST, Washingtonville, New York between 1966 and 1982 and compiled by M.P. Figliomeni in November, 1990.


1. "Big" Little Britain had wide boundaries in early days; Received name from Peter Mulliner who settled in 1729. (April 14, 1966): This article on line. View Article

2. Many Taverns in "Big" Little Britain in old days and regulations were stern (publication date unknown)

3. "Big" Little Britain: The Tavern that got converted (July 14, 1966)

4. James Alexander: The Little Britain Weaver (July 21, 1966): This article on line. View Article

5. "Big Little Britain: The Falls House (July 28, 1966)

6. "Big Little Britain: It's seminary (August 4, 1966)

7. "Big" Little Britain: The Good Old Days of the Recent Past (August 18, 1966)

8. The Square and the Squire in "Big" Little Britain (August 25, 1966)

9. "Big" Little Britain: The Clelands of the Square (September 1, 1966)

10. "Big" Little Britain and the Boston Tea Party (September 15, 1966)

11. "Big" Little Britain and it's Post Office (September 22, 1966)

12. "Big" Little Britain: School District No. 6 (October 6, 1966) This article on line. View Article

13. "Big" Little Britain: Clinton School Dist. No. 7 (October 18, 1966) This article on line. View Article

14. "Big" Little Britain: Rev. James Scrimgeour (October 27, 1966) : This article on line. View Article

15. "Big" Little Britain: The Rev. Robert Anan (December 1, 1966)

16. "Big" Little Britain: School District No. 4 (December 22, 1966) This article on line. View Article

17. "Big" Little Britain: The Parshall's of Parshall Lane (January 27, 1967) This Article on Line View Article

18. "Big" Little Britain: The Rev. Thomas G. Smith (February 9, 1967)

19. "Big" Little Britain: Pig Lane (Publication date unknown)

20. "Big" Little Britain: School Dist. Number Five - Silver Stream School (May 18, 1967): This article on line. View Article

21. "Big" Little Britain: School Dist. 8 - the White School (June 8, 1967) This article on line. View Article

22. "Big" Little Britain: It's Mastodon (June 15, 1967) This article on line. View Article

23. "Big" Little Britain: Uzal Knapp (July 6, 1967): This article on line. View Article

24. "Big" Little Britain: More About Uzal Knapp (August 10, 1967): This Article on Line View Article

25. "Big" Little Britain: The Corwin Family & Farm (September 28, 1967)

26. "Big" Little Britain: Jacob Mills of the Square (November 23, 1967)

27. "Big" Little Britain: A Burnet Farm on Bull Road (January 4, 1968)

28. "Big" Little Britain: Col. Charles Clinton (March 7, 1968)

28A. Little Britain had a School Back in 1735 (March 28, 1968)

29. "Big" Little Britain: The Bulls and the Moffats (April 4, 1968)

30. "Big" Little Britain: The Cook Farm on the New Paltz Road (May 2, 1968)

31. "Big" Little Britain: The McDowell-McCabe-Humphrey-Armstrong Farm (July 11, 1968): This article on line. View Article

32. "Big" Little Britain: The Belknaps (August 18, 1968) This Article on Line. View Article

33. "Big" Little Britain: Jeduthan Belknap (August 22, 1968) This Article on Line View Article

34. Washingtonville: Some Early History of a Neighbor of "Big" Little Britain (September 5, 1968)

35. "Big" Little Britain: The Belknaps of the Twin Houses (October 17, 1968) This Article on Line View Article

36. "Big" Little Britain: The Belknap Brothers Joseph and John (December 12, 1968) This Article on Line View Article

37. "Big" Little Britain: Christmas in Early Years (December 26, 1968)

38. "Big" Little Britain: Sarah Hamilton's Tavern on The Square (January 30, 1969)

39. "Big" Little Britain: Cadwallader Colden and His Canal (Publication Date Unknown)View Article

40. "Big" Little Britain: The Doctors Alexander and Charles Clinton (June 12, 1969)

41. "Big" Little Britain: The Telford-Kelso-VanKeuren-Getty Farm (July 10, 1969)

42. "Big" Little Britain: General James Clinton (Publication Date Unknown)

43. "Big" Little Britain: Governor George Clinton (December 4, 1969)

44. "Big" Little Britain: Governor DeWitt Clinton (December 25, 1969)

45. "Big" Little Britain: The Robert Burnets (April 23, 1970) This article on line view article

46. "Big" Little Britain: The James Burnets (July 2, 1970) This article on line view article

47. "Big" Little Britain: The Robert R. Burnets (August 27, 1970)This article on line view article

48. "Big" Little Britain: Peter Mullender (September 24, 1970)

49. "Big" Little Britain: Roads In and Near Old Little Britain (May 6, 1971)

50. "Big" Little Britain: It's Second Revolution (August 12, 1971)

51. "Big" Little Britain: Drury Lane Seventy Years Ago, More and Less (December 23, 1971)

52. "Big" Little Britain: The Society of the Cincinnati (July 6, 1972)

53. "Big" Little Britain: Drake Lane (Publication Date Unknown)

54. "Big" Little Britain: Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here (March 14, 1974).  View Article

55. "Big" Little Britain: Obituary-The Isaac Belknap House of Little Britain (April 18, 1974)

56. "Big" Little Britain: The Vesely Home (June 13, 1974): This article on line. View Article

57. "Big" Little Britain: Lt. Robert R. Burnet of the Society of the Cincinnati (September 5, 1974)

58. "Big" Little Britain: Ragville and Suburbs (May 1, 1975)

59. "Big" Little Britain: It's Newest Church (May 6, 1976)

60. How Rock Tavern Got It's Name (July 7, 1977) This article on line. View Article

61. "Big" Little Britain: The Little Parsonage (Publication Date Unknown) This article on line. View Article

62. "Big" Little Britain: Westminister Church (Publication Date Unknown): This article on line. View Article

62A. Tour of Historic Sites (September 14, 1978): This article on line. View Article

63. "Big" Little Britain: The McDowells (August 28, 1980): This article on line. View Article

64. "Big" Little Britain: Obituary of the Pierson House (November 27, 1980): This article on line. View Article

65. "Big" Little Britain: The Dennistons (January 7, 1982): This article on line. View Article

 

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