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1746, Sep 61804, May 2
a political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Annapolis township in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1786 to 1794. He was born in Westchester County, New York, the son of Peter De Lancey, who was the son of Etienne de Lancey and Elizabeth Colden. He served as sheriff of Westchester County from 1769 to 1776 and as an officer in the militia. Because of his loyalist sympathies, he was forced to leave the area and went to New York City, where he raised a loyalist unit known as "De Lancey’s Cowboys" and "De Lancey's refugees". De Lancey himself was called the "Outlaw of the Bronx".
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08/05/1779-James De Lancey and William Hull battle for the Bronx
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