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Robert Livingston the Elder (December 13, 1654October 1, 1728) was a New York colonial official, and first lord of Livingston Manor. He married Alida Schuyler van Rensselaer in 1679. He was the father of Philip Livingston (1686-1749) and Robert Livingston (1688-1775), uncle of Robert Livingston the Younger, grandfather of Philip Livingston and William Livingston, and great-grandfather of Henry Brockholst Livingston. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 465 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (660 × 850 pixel, file size: 111 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Robert Livingston (1654-1728). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 465 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (660 × 850 pixel, file size: 111 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Robert Livingston (1654-1728). ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events April 5 - Signing of the Treaty of Westminster, ending the First Anglo-Dutch War. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Astronomical aberration discovered by the astronomer James Bradley Swedish academy of sciences founded at Uppsala The founding of the University of Havana (Universidad de la Habana), Cubas most well-established university. ... A map of the Province of New York. ... This article contains information related to Livingston Manor, the 18th century New York estate. ... Schuyler may refer to: // People Pieter Schuyler ( 1657 – 1724 ) Philip Schuyler ( 1733 – 1804 ) Hon Yost Schuyler ( d. ... Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... Philip Livingston (1686-1749) was born July 9, 1686, in Albany, New York. ... Robert Livingston (July 24, 1688–June 27, 1775) of New York, known as Robert of Clermont, son of Robert Livingston the Elder (1654–1728) and father of Robert Livingston (1718-1775). ... Robert Livingston the Younger (1663 - April 1725), son of James Livingston, and nephew of Robert Livingston the Elder. ... Philip Livingston Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 – June 12, 1778), was an American merchant and statesman from New York City. ... William Livingston William Livingston (November 30, 1723 – July 25, 1790) served as the Governor of New Jersey (1776–1790) during the American Revolution and was a signer of the United States Constitution. ... Henry Brockholst Livingston (25 November 1757 - 18 March 1823) was an American jurist and a native of New York City. ...


He was born in the village of Ancrum, near Jedburgh, in the County of Roxburgh, Scotland, one of seven children of the Reverend John Livingston, a lineal descendant of the fifth Lord Livingston, ancestor of the earls of Linlithgow and Callendar, a minister of the Church of Scotland, who was sent into exile in 1663 due to his resistance to attempts to turn the Presbyterian national church into an Episcopalian institution. The exiled family were raised in Rotterdam, in the Dutch Republic, thus Robert Livingston was fluent in the Dutch language, which helped him greatly in his later career in the former Dutch colony of New York. Jedburgh (Referred to locally Jeddart or Jethart) is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders. ... Roxburghshire (Siorrachd Rosbroig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... The titles of Earl of Linlithgow and Lord Livingston and Calendar were created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1600 for the Lord Livingston (a title dating to 1458). ... Linlithgow town in the background, the Loch in the mid-ground with the Palace in the foreground Linlithgow (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Iucha, Scots Lithgae) is a town and Royal Burgh in Scotland. ... Guy Stewart Callendar (Feb 1898 - Oct 1964) was an English steam engineer and inventor. ... For other types of minister, see Minister In Christian churches, a minister is a man or woman who serves a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder. ... The Church of Scotland (CofS, known informally as The Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the national church of Scotland. ... Exile (band) may refer to: Exile - The American country music band Exile - The Japanese pop music band Category: ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... The term national church is usually a reference to a church organization in Christianity that claims pastoral jurisdiction over a nation. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... Map of Dutch Republic by Joannes Janssonius United Netherlands redirects here. ... Dutch (  ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people, mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname, but also by smaller groups of speakers in parts of France, Germany and several former Dutch colonies. ...


Following the death of his father in 1673, Robert Livingston returned to Scotland and then sailed for Boston to find his fortune in North America. Livingston moved to Albany, New York where he became wealthy in the fur trade, and then obtained a patent to 160,000 acres (650 km²) that would become Livingston Manor in Columbia and Dutchess County. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: , Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings (D) Area  - City  21. ... An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ... Dutchess County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


With his brother-in-law Peter Schuyler, he led the opposition in Albany to Leisler's Rebellion. He served as Secretary for Indian Affairs from 1695 until his death. In 1696, he backed Captain William Kidd's privateer voyage on the Adventure Galley. He served as a representative to the New York provincial assembly in 1709–1711 and 1716–1725 and was elected speaker in 1718. Pieter Schuyler ( September 17, 1657 – February 19, 1724 ) was the mayor of Albany, New York and the head the Albany Commissioners for Indian Affairs. ... Leislers Rebellion was an uprising led by Jacob Leisler, who seized control of lower colonial New York from 1689 to 1691. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ...


Another relation was niece Catherine Schuyler married into the De Peyster family; her son was loyalist Arent Schuyler De Peyster. A nephew of Arent was Abraham De Peyster a loyalist Officer who served with the King's American Regiment and was at Battle of King's Mountain; Abraham was married to Catherine Livingston a grandaugther of Philip Livingston {1686-1749 2nd Lord of the Manor}. De Peyster is a town in St. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Arent Schuyler DePeyster (27 June 1736 - 26 November 1822) was a British military officer best known for his term as commandant of the British controlled Fort Michilimackinac and Fort Detroit during the American Revolution. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... An officer is a member of a military, naval, or if applicable, other uniformed services who holds a position of responsibility. ... The Battle of Kings Mountain was a fight in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War, fought on October 7, 1780. ... Livingston is a name shared by various towns and places: Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom The Westminster constituency of Livingston and Scottish parliamentary constituency of Livingston. ... Philip Livingston Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 – June 12, 1778), was an American merchant and statesman from New York City. ...


A son of Robert was Gilbert Livingston-his wife was Cornelia Beekman (a granddaughter of Schenectady Mayor Wilhelm Beekman); their daughter married New York Lt. Governor Pierre Van Cortlandt and were the parents of Congressmen Philip Van Cortlandt and Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr; Philip and Pierre Van Cortlandt's brother-in-law was Albany Mayor Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer. A sister-in-law of Mrs. Van Cortlandt married the great-grandson of Peter Stuyvesant—they were grandparents of New York Governor Hamilton Fish. Pierre Van Cortlandt (1721 - 1814) was the first Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York in the USA. He was born in New York, the son of Philip Van Cortlandt (1683 -1748) (a son of New York Mayor Stephanus Van Cortlandt) and Catherine DePeyster (a grandaugther of Johannes De... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... Philip Van Cortlandt (August 21, 1749–November 21, 1831) was an American surveyor, land-owner, and politician from Westchester County, New York. ... Peter Stuyvesant circa 1660 Peter Stuyvesant (circa 1600 – August 1672) served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664. ... NY redirects here. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Hamilton Fish Hamilton Fish, (3 August 1808–7 September 1893), born in New York City, was an American statesman who served as Governor of New York, United States Senator and United States Secretary of State. ...


Notable descendants include Presidents of the United States George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, the entire Fish and Kean families, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, actors Montgomery Clift and Michael Douglas, actress Jane Wyatt, poet Robert Lowell, cinematographer Floyd Crosby, his son David Crosby, author Wolcott Gibbs, and almost the entire Astor family. The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... During its history, the United States has seen many families who have repeatedly produced notable politicians from their ranks, and these historic U.S. political families have had a significant impact on politics in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political leader who used her stature as First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945 to promote her husbands (Franklin D. Roosevelts) New Deal, as well as civil rights. ... Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American actor known by the stage name of Montgomery Clift. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Jane Waddington Wyatt (August 12, 1910 – October 20, 2006) was an American actress in films and television. ... Robert Lowell (March 1, 1917–September 12, 1977), born Robert Traill Spence Lowell, IV, was a highly regarded mid-twentieth-century American poet. ... Floyd Crosby was an academy award winning cinematographer. ... David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Wolcott Gibbs (March 15, 1902 - August 16, 1958) was an editor, humorist, parodist, drama critic, and short story writer for The New Yorker magazine from 1927 until his death. ... The Astor family, founded by the German immigrant John Jacob Astor and his wife Sarah Todd, became the wealthiest family in the United States during the 19th century. ...


External links

  • Biography of Robert Livingston
  • Robert Livingston
  • Robert Livingston, First Lord of Livingston Manor
  • History of Clermont

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Robert Livingston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (180 words)
Robert Livingston was the name of several men, many of whom were members of a prominent family that effectively ran New York throughout the colonial and Federal periods.
Robert Livingston the Younger (1663 - 1725), mayor of Albany.
Robert Livingston (1746-1813) (middle initial, "R"), of the Louisiana Purchase, "The Chancellor" was also a drafter of the Declaration of Independence.
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