Henry Livingston, Jr.


Peter Van Brugh Livingston and Mary Alexander

Livingston, by Ruth Lawrence
Dictionary of Notable Americans

Peter Van Brugh Livingston
(Oct 1710)
(28 Dec 1792, Liberty Hall NJ)
(son of Philip Livingston, 2nd Lord)
+ Mary Alexander
(sister of Maj.Gen. William Alexander, Lord Stirling)

Philip Peter "Gentleman Phil" Livingston (married to Cornelia "Kitty" Van Horne)
Mary Livingston (died in infancy)
Catharine Livingston (married Nicholas Bayard)
James Livingston (died young)
Mary Livingston (married Captain John Brown)
Peter Van Brugh Livingston (married Susan Blundel)
Sarah Livingston (married Captain James Ricketts)
William Alexander Livingston
Susan Livingston (married John Kean; married Count Julian Ursino Niemcewiez)
Elizabeth Livingston (married Monsieur Otto)
James Alexander Livingston (died young)
Ann Livingston (died young)

+ Mrs. Ricketts

Livingston, by Ruth Lawrence
PETER VAN BRUGH LIVINGSTON, second son of Philip Livingston and Catharine (Van Brugh) Livingston, was baptized November 3, 1710, at Albany. He was graduated from Yale in 1731 and settled in New York, where he engaged in the shipping business with his brother-in-law, William Alexander, Lord Stirling. In 1755 he furnished the supplies for the expedition of Governor William Shirley to Acadia. He was a president of the council of the province and member of the committee of one hundred. In 1775-76 he served as delegate to the first and second provincial congress of New York. He was made treasurer of the congress in 1776 and served for two years. His home was a large mansion on the east side of what is now Hanover Square, with grounds extending to the East River. Later he removed to Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and there spent the rest of his life. In 1748 he was named as one of the original trustees of the College of New Jersey and served until 1761.

Died, December 28, 1792/93, at Liberty Hall, Elizabethtown, New Jersey.

Married, first, November 3, 1739, Mary Alexander.

Married, second, at Elizabethtown, New Jersey, April 9, 1771, Mrs. Ricketts, widow of William Ricketts.

The 20th Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol.6, p.457
LIVINGSTON, Peter Van Brugh, merchant, was born in Albany, N.Y., in October, 1710; second son of Philip and Catherine (Van Brugh) Livingston. He was graduated from Yale, A.B., 1731, A.M., 1784. On Nov. 3. 1739, he was married to Mary, daughter of James Alexander and sister of William Alexander, Lord Stirling. He engaged in business as a merchant in partnership with his brother-in-law for a number of years, they furnishing the supplies for Governor Shirley's expedition to Acadia in 1755. He was a member of the governor's council; a member of the committee of one hundred; a delegate to the let and 2d provincial congresses of New York, 1775-76; president of the let congress and state treasurer, 1775-77, participating in the measures that led to the Revolution. He was an original trustee of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1748-61. He died at Liberty Hall, Elizabethtown, N.J., Dec. 28, 1792.


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