Schuyler Family of New York

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Schuyler Family of New York

SCHUYLER FAMILY OF NEW YORK. Philip Pieterse Schuyler (pronounced "sky-ler") emigrated from Amsterdam and first appears in the records of Albany on the occasion of his marriage, in 1650, to the daughter of the resident director of Rensselaerswyck. He was a merchant and held offices under both the Dutch and English governments of the colony. His second son, Peter, married Engeltie Van Schaick, and their daughter Margarita married the nephew of the first Robert Livingston. Her sons were the soldiers in the Canada branch of the Livingston family, and her granddaughter tightened the Schuyler-Livingston bonds by marrying the first Robert R. Livingston. Peter's second wife Maria was the daughter of Jeremias Van Rensselaer, a son of the first patroon of Rensselaerswyck. In 1720 Peter and Maria's son Philip married his cousin Margarita, a remarkable woman who helped rear her nephew Philip John Schuyler, the Revolutionary War general.

SEE ALSO Livingston Family of New York; Schuyler, Philip John; Van Rensselaer Family of New York.

                           revised by Harold E. Selesky

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