Book: Extracts from American newspapers, relating to New Jersey. 1704-1775, Volume 27, by William Nelson, (Trenton, N.J., 1894-1923)
— The New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury, No. 1032, Aug. 5, 1771. NEW YORK. August 5. | We hear, that JAMES LATHIM, a Shoemaker, who escaped from John Robert Holliday, High Sheriff of Baltimore County, as has been advertised in our Paper for several Weeks past, has changed his Name to JAMES PENNINGTON, and left the Mare and Saddle at Trenton.
It’s not exactly clear if this James Pennington was an indentured servant or being held prisoner for a crime. I looked at the Aug. 5, 1771 issue of The New York Gazette, but couldn't find the item quoted above.
Does anyone have more information on James Lathim who changed his name to James Pennington?