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Catrina VAN BRUGH

Female Bef 1689 - 1756  (> 66 years)


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  • Name Catrina VAN BRUGH 
    Born Bef 10 Nov 1689  Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Nov 1689  Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN 8MR5-7T 
    Name Catharine VAN BRUGH 
    Name Catherine VAN BRUGH 
    Died 20 Feb 1756 
    Notes 

    • (1) http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/bios/vb/cavbrugh8628.html:

      Catharina Van Brugh Livingston
      by Stefan Bielinski

      Catharina Van Brugh was born in 1689 the only child of Manhattan trader Pieter Van Brugh and Sara Cuyler. Within a few years, Catharina's parents followed the Cuylers to Albany where they too found success in fur trade-related business.

      Catharina grew up in the new city of Albany where her father was appointed mayor in 1699. As the only heir of wealthy and advantaged parents, in September 1708 nineteen-year-old Catharina was married to Philip Livingston - eldest son of the most important personage in the entire region. Three months later, the first of her twelve children was baptized in the Albany Dutch church. A year or two younger than most Albany brides, her family was larger than most with the last child born in 1733 when Catharina was forty-three-years-old.

      These Livingstons moved into the landmark Livingston home on the Elm Tree Corner. For several decades Catharina and Philip were Albany mainstays with their numerous offspring growing up and succeeding to places of prominence throughout the colonies. As Philip's public and personal business took him more to New York and to the Manor, Catharina managed the Albany home and its business. Their forty-year marriage ended when Philip Livingston died in New York City in February 1749.

      Catharina inherited substantial property. She filled the years that followed with family and friends from Albany to New York. She died suddenly on February 20, 1756 while visiting in New York City. She was in her sixty-seventh year and was mourned by her children as the "best of mothers." Other family members called her "a good woman" and noted for her "sweetness of temper and good sense."

      notes

      The life of Catharina Van Brugh Livingston is CAP biography number 8628. This profile is derived chiefly from community-based resources and Livingston family materials including Milton M. Klein, The American Whig: William Livingston of New York (New York, 1993), and Ruth Piwonka, A Portrait of Livingston Manor, 1686-1850 (Clermont, NY, 1986), 33. . . .

      Children born to Catharina Van Brugh and Philip Livingston

      12/25/1708 - Robert baptized
      10/30/1710 - Pieter baptized
      4/20/1712 - Pieter baptized
      4/11/1714 - Johannes baptized
      1/16/1717 - Philip baptized
      4/5/1719 - Hendrick baptized
      5/7/1721 - Sara baptized
      12/8/1723 - William baptized
      11/7/1725 - Sara baptized
      8/18/1728 - Alida baptized
      11/5/1730 - Pieter baptized
      4/15/1733 - Catharina baptized
    Person ID I10579  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Pieter VAN BRUGH,   b. Bef 14 Jul 1666, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1740, Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah CUYLER,   d. Bef 11 May 1742, Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 21 Nov 1688  Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philip LIVINGSTON, Sr.,   b. 9 Jul 1686, Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1749, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1707  Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William LIVINGSTON,   b. 8 Nov 1723, Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1790, "Liberty Hall," Elizabethtown [now Elizabeth], Essex [now Union] County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     2. Philip LIVINGSTON, Jr.,   b. 15 Jan 1716, Albany, Albany County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1778, York, York County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F4954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart