Category Archives: New York

Lewis Morris

Lewis Morris was the eldest son, second child of Lewis Morris and Tryntje Staats. He was born in the Manor of Morrisania, in Westchester County, NY (now in the Bronx), on 8 April 1726. He is descended from the emigrant, … Continue reading

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Philip Livingston

Philip Livingston was a member of the wealthy and politically important Hudson River Livingston family. He was born January 15, 1716 at Albany, NY, the son of Philip Livingston (the second Lord of the Manor described below) and Catharine Van … Continue reading

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Francis Lewis

Francis Lewis was born March 21, 1713 in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, the only child of Reverend Francis Lewis, an Episcopal clergyman, and Amy Pettingal, the daughter of a clergyman. He was orphaned at about age 5 and went to live … Continue reading

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William Floyd

William Floyd was the eldest child of a prosperous Long Island family of Welsh descent. His great grandfather, Richard Floyd had emigrated from Wales to Long Island in the 17th C. William’s parents were Nicoll Floyd and Tabitha Smith. Young … Continue reading

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