Person:Robert Livingston the Younger (1)

Robert Livingston
d.Apr 1725
Facts and Events
Name Robert Livingston
Alt Name "the Younger"
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1663
Death[1] Apr 1725

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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.

He was the son of James Livingston and nephew of Robert Livingston the Elder. Born in Scotland, he emigrated to America from Rotterdam in 1687 and settled in Albany where he managed his uncle's Albany enterprises. At the same time he served in various political offices, becoming, serially, city clerk, county clerk alderman, deputy mayor, and finally mayor of from 1710 to 1719. Also in 1710 he took over the post of Secretary for the Commissioners for Indian Affairs from his uncle and served in that position until his death.

In 1697 married Margareta (or Margarita) Schuyler (b. 1682), the daughter of Pieter Schuyler, the first mayor of Albany. They had several children who "married into the best provincial families and enjoyed great success in the business of New York, Montreal, and the lands in between One source lists five children: Engeltje (bap. 1698), James (bap. 1701), Janet (bap. 1703), Peter (bap. 1706), and John (bap. 1709). Margarita survived her husband by many years; her death date is unknown but occurred between 1756 and 1784.

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