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Elizabeth Naden
Date: ca. 1739 - 1808
Remarks: Elizabeth Naden lived in Boston with her stepfather, Major Abraham Mortier, and her mother, Martha Naden Mortier, before becoming the wife of John Appy in 1757. Appy, secretary to the general and judge advocate of the British army in North America, left her a widow four years later. In 1767 she was married to Goldsborough Banyar, Sr., and went to Albany where she lived the rest of her life. There is a copy of a letter in the Society's collection from Banyar to George Clark, Jr., dated February 21, 1767, including a reference to the former's forthcoming marriage to "a lady about 27, Widow of Mr. Appy."