Pieter Schuyler

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Pieter Schuyler
Pieter Schuyler.jpg
Painting of Schuyler from between 1710 and 1718
22º Colonial Governor of New York
In office
1719–1720
Preceded byGeneral Robert Hunter
Succeeded byWilliam Burnet
Personal details
Born17 September 1657
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Died19 February 1724
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Spouse(s)Engeltie Van Schaick  · Maria Van Rensselaer
Children(with his first spose) Margarita, Philip, Anna, Gertruj  · (with his second spose) Gertruj, Philip, Pieter, Jeremiah
ResidenceAlbany, New York
OccupationMayor and colonial administrator of new York
 
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For the militia colonel captured during the French and Indian War, see Peter Schuyler (New Jersey).
Pieter Schuyler
Pieter Schuyler.jpg
Painting of Schuyler from between 1710 and 1718
22º Colonial Governor of New York
In office
1719–1720
Preceded byGeneral Robert Hunter
Succeeded byWilliam Burnet
Personal details
Born17 September 1657
??
Died19 February 1724
??
Spouse(s)Engeltie Van Schaick  · Maria Van Rensselaer
Children(with his first spose) Margarita, Philip, Anna, Gertruj  · (with his second spose) Gertruj, Philip, Pieter, Jeremiah
ResidenceAlbany, New York
OccupationMayor and colonial administrator of new York

Pieter Schuyler (17 September 1657 – 19 February 1724) was the first mayor of Albany, New York and the head of the Albany Commissioners for Indian Affairs. He also served as acting Governor of New York in 1709 and from 1719 – 1720. Pieter Schuyler was born in 1657 in Beverwyck, New Netherland, the son of Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Margarita Van Slichtenhorst.

He was the commander of the British forces during King William's War, at the Battle of La Prairie.

Marriage and children[edit]

Pieter Schuyler was married twice.

His children with his first wife Engeltie Van Schaick (died 1689):

NameBirthNotes
Margarita1682married Robert Livingston the Younger.
Philip1684died young.
Anna1686died in childhood.
Gertruj1689died young.

His children with his second wife Maria Van Rensselaer:

NameBirthNotes
Gertruj1694married Johannes Lansing.
Philip1696married Margarita Schyuler.
Pieter1698twin, married Catherine Groesbeck.
Jeremiah1698twin, married Susanna Bayeux.

Family[edit]

Their many Schuyler children established the family name and the Schuyler Mansion in Albany. They were closely related with the great family patroons of New York, the Van Cortlandts and :

Print of Schuyler.

Other relatives:

References[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Baron Lovelace
Governor of the Province of New York (acting)
1708-09
Succeeded by
Richard Ingoldesby
Preceded by
Robert Hunter
Governor of the Province of New York (acting)
1719-20
Succeeded by
William Burnet