Nicolls, Richard, 1624-1672

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Richard Nicolls (1624-1672) was the first English colonial governor of New York. He served from 1664, when the English won control of the province from the Dutch, to 1668.

From the guide to the Richard Nicolls Breuckelen patent, 1667, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

Governor of New York (State) and British army officer.

From the description of Commission of Richard Nicolls, 1664. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453051

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referencedIn Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. Papers of William Blathwayt, 1657-1770 (bulk 1660-1709). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Nicolls, Richard. Land patent, 1667. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. Papers, 1664-1713 [microform]. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Maass, Richard, 1919-1998,. The Richard Maass collection of Westchester and New York State, 1645-1910 (bulk 1770-1783). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Nicolls, Richard, 1624-1672. Commission of Richard Nicolls, 1664. Library of Congress
creatorOf Berkeley, Sir William. Papers including letters to Richard Nicolls, Nathaniel Bacon's "Declaration of the People", instructions of Charles II, letters of Henry Thompson and Andrew Marvell: [manuscript], 1664-1676. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State, Bulk, 1645-1910, 1645-1995 (Bulk: 1645-1910) Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Flatlands land patents and military commission, 1667-1787 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn New York (State). Governor (1664-1668: Nicolls). Records, 1664-1682. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Town of Amersfort records, 1667-1787. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Van Cortlandt family. Manuscripts, 1664-1870. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Limerick, Thomas Dongan, Earl of, 1634-1715. Boundary patent for the town of Jamaica, 1686. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. Notes, [186-]. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Richard Nicolls Breuckelen patent, 1667 Brooklyn Historical Society
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associatedWith Berkeley, Sir William. person
associatedWith Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. person
associatedWith Kings County (N.Y.) |x Militia. Militia. corporateBody
associatedWith Limerick, Thomas Dongan, Earl of, 1634-1715. person
associatedWith Maass, Richard, 1919-1998, person
associatedWith Maass, Richard (collector) person
associatedWith New York (Colony). Governor (1664-1668 : Nicolls). corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Governor (1664-1668: Nicolls) corporateBody
associatedWith O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. person
associatedWith Schenck, Nicholas person
associatedWith Van Cortlandt family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Flatlands (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x History |y Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Kings County (N.Y.) |x Militia
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
New York (Colony)
New York (Colony)
New York (State)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Land grants--New York (State)--Kings County
Nicolls Patent (N.Y.)
Governors general--New York (State)
Army officers, British
Governors--New York (State)


Birth 1624

Death 1672-05-28



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