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Peter Schuyler
Pieter Schuyler
Pieter Schuyler
(September 17, 1657 – February 19, 1724) was the first mayor of Albany, New York. A long-serving member of the executive council of the Province of New York, he acted as governor of the Province of New York
Province of New York
on three occasions – twice for brief periods in 1709, after the death of Lord Lovelace, and also from 1719 to 1720, after Robert Hunter left office.Contents1 Early life and family 2 Career2.1 First mayor of Albany 2.2 Acting governor of the Province of New York3 Personal life3.1 Descendants4 References 5 External linksEarly life and family[edit] Pieter Schuyler
Pieter Schuyler
was born in 1657 in Beverwyck, New Netherland. He was one of 10 children born to Philip Pieterse Schuyler, a Dutch- born landowner who was the progenitor of the American Schuyler family, and Margarita Van Slichtenhorst
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Herman Melville
Herman Melville[a] (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee
Typee
(1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick
(1851). His work was almost forgotten during his last 30 years. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style; the vocabulary is rich and original, a strong sense of rhythm infuses the elaborate sentences, the imagery is often mystical or ironic, and the abundance of allusion extends to biblical scripture, myth, philosophy, literature, and the visual arts. Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant in French dry goods and his wife
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Hendrick Van Rensselaer
Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1630–40s) Various (1640s–52) Jan Baptist van Rensselaer (1652–58) Jeremias van Rensselaer (1658–74) Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1674–87) Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1687–1719)[1] Jeremias van Rensselaer (1719–45) Stephen van Rensselaer I (1745–47) Stephen van Rensselaer II (1747–69) Abraham Ten Broeck (1769–84, de facto) Stephen van Rensselaer III (1784–1839) Hendrick van Rensselaer
Hendrick van Rensselaer
(October 23, 1667 – July 4, 1740) was director of the Eastern patent of the Rensselaerswyck
Rensselaerswyck
manor
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Thomas Dongan, 2nd Earl Of Limerick
Thomas Dongan, (pronounced "Dungan")[1] 2nd Earl of Limerick
Earl of Limerick
(1634 – 14 December 1715), was a member of the Irish Parliament, Royalist military officer during the English Civil War, and Governor of the Province of New York. He is noted for having called the first representative legislature in New York, and for granting the province's Charter of Liberties.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Career2 Death 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Early life[edit] He was born in 1634 into an old Gaelic Norman (Irish Catholic) family in Castletown Kildrought
Castletown Kildrought
(now Celbridge), County Kildare, in the Kingdom of Ireland, the seventh and youngest son of Sir John Dongan, Baronet, Member of the Irish Parliament, and his wife Mary Talbot, daughter of Sir William Talbot, 1st Baronet
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King William's War
King William's War
King William's War
(1688–97, also known as the Second Indian War,[2] Father Baudoin's War,[3] Castin's War,[4] or the First Intercolonial War in French[5]) was the North American theater of the Nine Years' War (1688–97, also known as the War of the Grand Alliance or the War of the League of Augsburg)
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Battle Of La Prairie
37 dead 31 woundedNational Historic Site of CanadaOfficial name Second Battle of Laprairie National Historic Site of CanadaDesignated 1921v t eNine Years' War: North AmericaHudson BayHudson Bay (1686) 1st Fort Albany 2nd Fort Albany York Factory Hudson Bay (1697)Quebec and New YorkLachine Schenectady Quebec La Prairie Mohawk ValleyNew England, Acadia and NewfoundlandDover 1st Pemaquid Salmon Falls Port Royal Falmouth Chedabucto 1st St. John York Wells Placentia Oyster River Groton 2nd St. John 2nd Pemaquid Chignecto Fort Nashwaak Newfoundland Haverhillv t eBeaver WarsLong Sault Action of 1628 Action at Ville-Marie Raid on St. Ignace and St. Louis 1st Montreal 2nd Montreal Sorel Lachine La Prairie Mohawk ValleyThe Battle of La Prairie (August 11, 1691) was an attack made on the settlement of La Prairie, New France, a frontier settlement not far from Montreal
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Upper House
An upper house, sometimes called a senate, is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature), the other chamber being the lower house.[1] The house formally designated as the upper house is usually smaller and often has more restricted power than the lower house
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Line Of Succession
An order of succession is the sequence of those entitled to hold a high office such as head of state or an honour such as a title of nobility in the order in which they stand in line to it when it becomes vacated.[1] This sequence may be regulated through descent or by statute.[1] Hereditary government
Hereditary government
form differs from elected government. An established order of succession is the normal way of passing on hereditary positions, and also provides immediate continuity after an unexpected vacancy in cases where office-holders are chosen by election: the office does not have to remain vacant until a successor is elected. In some cases the successor takes up the full role of the previous office-holder, as in the case of the presidency of many countries; in other non-hereditary cases there is not a full succession, but a caretaker chosen by succession criteria assumes some or all of the responsibilities, but not the formal office, of the position
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Adolphus Philipse
Alophus Philipse (1665–1750) was a wealthy landowner of Dutch descent in the Province of New York.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Philipse Patent 4 Family 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Alophus Philipse was born in 1665, the second son of Frederick Philipse, the first Lord of the Manor of Philipsborough, a Dutch immigrant to North America of Bohemian heritage who had risen to become one of the greatest landholders in the New Netherlands. Career[edit] In 1697, Philipse purchased a tract of land which ran along the northern Westchester County border, which received Royal sanction as the "Highland Patent".[1] Spanning from the Hudson River to the then Connecticut Colony[2] it encompassed some 250 square miles. Philipse' elder brother Philip, heir to the manor and title, died in 1699.[3] Upon Frederick's death in 1702, Adolphus received all the Manor north of Dobb's Ferry, including the present town
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New Netherlander
New Netherlanders were residents of New Netherland, the seventeenth-century colonial province of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands on the northeastern coast of North America, centered on the Hudson River
Hudson River
and New York Bay, and in the Delaware Valley. The population of New Netherland
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Robert Livingston The Younger
Robert Livingston the Younger (1663 – April 1725), sometimes known as Robert Livingston, Jr., or The Nephew was a wealthy merchant and political figure in colonial Albany, New York.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life3.1 Descendants4 See also 5 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Livingston was born in 1663 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the son of James Livingston (1646–1673) and nephew of Robert Livingston the Elder. Once established in Albany, his uncle wrote to his father in Edinburgh, advising him to send his son Robert.[2] Robert the Younger emigrated to North America, by way of London, in November 1687. He settled in Albany, where he managed his uncle's Albany enterprises.[1] Career[edit] After arriving in North America in 1687, Livingston's first job involved assisting his uncle as city and County Clerk. In 1699, he was appointed Deputy Secretary and Deputy Clerk, positions he held until 1707, when his cousin Philip Livingston became of age
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Jeremias Van Rensselaer
Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1630–40s) Various (1640s–52) Jan Baptist van Rensselaer (1652–58) Jeremias van Rensselaer (1658–74) Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1674–87) Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1687–1719)[1] Jeremias van Rensselaer (1719–45) Stephen van Rensselaer I (1745–47) Stephen van Rensselaer II (1747–69) Abraham Ten Broeck (1769–84, de facto) Stephen van Rensselaer III (1784–1839)Jeremias van Rensselaer (Amsterdam, 16 May 1632 [2] – October 12, 1674) was the third son of Kiliaen van Rensselaer, one of the founders and directors of the Dutch West India Company who was instrumental in the establishment of New Netherland
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Pieter Van Brugh
Pieter Van Brugh (1666 – July 1740) was the Mayor of Albany, New York from 1699 to 1700 and from 1721 to 1723. [1]Contents1 Early life and family 2 Career 3 Personal life3.1 Descendants4 See also 5 References 6 Related ReadingEarly life and family[edit] Pieter Van Brugh was a member of the Dutch aristocracy of Albany. Pieter Van Brugh was the oldest son of Johannes Pieterse Van Brugh and Catharina Roeloffs (sometimes shown as Trijntje Roeloffs). His father, Johannes Pieterse van Brugh, had made a fortune by migrating from the Netherlands
Netherlands
to New Netherland
New Netherland
and exporting furs and other natural resources from Manhattan. Pieter's maternal grandparents were from Norway
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List Of Colonial Governors Of New York
The territory which would later become the state of New York was settled by European colonists as part of the New Netherland
New Netherland
colony (parts of present-day New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
Connecticut
and Delaware) under the command of the Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company
in the Seventeenth Century. These colonists were largely of Dutch, Flemish, Walloon, and German stock, but the colony soon became a "melting pot." In 1664, at the onset of the Second Anglo-Dutch War, English forces under Richard Nicolls ousted the Dutch from control of New Netherland, and the territory became part of several different English colonies
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Col. Philip Kiliaen Van Rensselaer
Philip Kiliaen van Rensselaer (May 19, 1747 – March 3, 1798) was the second son of Colonel Kiliaen van Rensselaer and Ariaantie (Schuyler). He was a merchant by trade, and his experience in transporting cargo may have helped qualify him as keeper of the Albany arsenal. He was variously referred to as storekeeper, military storekeeper and Commissary for the Northern Department.[1][2]Contents1 Life 2 Family 3 References3.1 Notes 3.2 BibliographyLife[edit] He was appointed as keeper of the store in 1775 and the appointment was confirmed by the Continental Congress.[3][4] He was also a member of the Committee of Public Safety of Albany. During the American Revolution, armourers were scarce. This is evident in George Washington's handwritten orders[5] in a letter addressed to him
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Schuyler Colfax
Schuyler Colfax
Schuyler Colfax
Jr. (/ˈskaɪlər ˈkoʊlfæks/; March 23, 1823 – January 13, 1885) was an American journalist, businessman, and politician from Indiana. He served as a United States Representative (1855–69), Speaker of the House of Representatives (1863–69), and the 17th Vice President of the United States
Vice President of the United States
(1869–73). To date, he is one of only two Americans ( John Nance Garner
John Nance Garner
is the other) to have served as both House speaker and vice president. Colfax was known for his opposition to slavery while serving in Congress, and was a founder of the Republican Party. In January 1865, as Speaker of the House, Colfax made the unusual choice to cast a vote for passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. (Speakers can vote on House motions but, by convention, rarely do so.) After winning the presidential election of 1868, Ulysses S
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