Alexander papers, 1668-1818 (bulk 1717-1786).
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Lawyer, friend of Lincoln. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to Thomas H. Wynne, 1869 Aug. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489546 ...
The colonial courts of vice admiralty were branches of the High Court of Admiralty in London. The New York court covered New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The governor was commissioned as vice admiral but he appointed the presiding judge and other officers of the court. Jurisdiction of the court included all litigation relating to maritime commerce, though certain types of cases could be tried either in this court or in the regular common law courts. Unlike the comm...
Andrew Bell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bell (d. 1778), was born on June 4, 1757 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family moved to New Jersey where he was a law student of Cortlandt Skinner at the outbreak of the Revolution. Bell, a loyalist, joined the royal army in New York and in December of 1776 was appointed a clerk in the office of the British Commander in New York. He served under various men in that office, including Sir Henry Clinton and Sir Guy Carleton, and was involved in a number...
James Alexander was a lawyer in New Jersey and New York during the eighteenth century. Born in Scotland in 1691, Alexander fought in the Rebellion of 1715, which resulted in the exile of the Stuarts from England. That year, he moved to the United States and became the surveyor general of the Province of New Jersey. He served on both the Council of New York, from 1721 to 1732, and the Council of New Jersey, from 1723 to 1735. From 1723 to 1727, he also served as New Jersey's attorney general. Ale...
Shirley was governor of Massachusetts from 1741 to 1757. From the description of Letter, 1745 June 1, Boston [Mass.], to Jacob Wendell, Boston [Mass.]. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 50844670 Colonial Governor of Massachusetts. Shirley was active in colonial politics, served in the French and Indian War, and succeeded Braddock as commander of all British Forces in North America upon Braddock's death. Shirley attended a council of war in New ...
American Revolutionary soldier; Lord Stirling. From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1772 July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132554 Revolutionary soldier; better known as Lord Stirling. During the French and Indian War, he was aide and secretary to Governor Shirley, and defended Shirley before the House of Commons in 1756. From the description of Letter : on board the sloop Massachusetts, to Governor Robert Hunter Morris, 1755 July 6. (Buffalo...
John Hancock (b. January 23, 1737, Braintree, MA-d. October 8, 1793, Boston, MA) was a prominent Boston merchant and leading statesman during the American Revolutionary War period. A 1754 graduate of Harvard College, he served as its treasurer from 1773 until 1777. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Hancock moved to Boston after the death of his father, the Reverend John Hancock (1702-1744) and lived with his uncle and aunt, Thomas (1703-1764) and Lydia Hancock (1714-1776). Upon grad...
Livingston was employed to complete this survey at the request of Amos Belden, agent of Frederick Philipse. The Philipse manor was forefited to New York State on the grounds of suspicion of complicity with the British army during the American Revolution by the Philipse family. From the description of Philipse Manor Survey Notebook, 1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364396 This is a collection of family papers and land records assembled from single accessions relating t...
Epithet: Governor of New Jersey British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000754.0x0003b1 Jurist and governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of Diary of Robert Hunter Morris, 1735-1749. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070618 From the description of Papers of Robert Hunter Morris, 1756-1758. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452304 ...
The State Bank at Trenton (N.J.) was incorporated in 1812 and operated until May 16, 1825, when it suspended payment. From the description of Complaint in the case of State Bank at Trenton vs. Abner Reeder, et al., 1826. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122458725 The Raritan and Delaware Bay Railroad Company was chartered March 3, 1854, with authority to construct a railroad from some point on Raritan Bay and through the countie...
Scientist, New York colonial official. From the description of Cadwallader Colden Papers, 1677-1832 (bulk 1711-1775). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476912237 Governor of New York (Colony) and scientist. From the description of Cadwallader Colden family papers, 1686-1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453882 Colonial New York philosopher and scientist, and political official. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], t...
Family of James Alexander, merchant, lawyer, and public official of colonial New York and New Jersey; including his wife Mary Alexander and their son, prominent Revolutionary soldier William Alexander (Lord Stirling). James Alexander was born in Scotland and emigrated to the America in 1715, where he served in various administrative offices, including surveyor-general of the Province of New Jersey, attorney-general of New Jersey, and member of the Councils of both New York and Jersey. ...
Livingston was a New York businessman who was active in New York political affairs before and during the American Revolution. Johnson signed the U.S. Constitution for Connecticut, served as a Senator from Connecticut, and was President of Columbia University (1787-1800). From the description of [Letter] 1772 Jun. 24, Stratford [to] Sam.l Wm Johnson / P. V. B. Livingston. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 245202632 Merchant and land owner; resided in New York City, and la...
Grandfather of DeWitt Clinton. Served under Gen. Bradstreet during the French and Indian War; captured Fort Frontenac in 1758. From the description of Journal of his New York campaign in the French war, 1758 July-Oct. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56843709 ...
Czolgosz fatally wounded President William McKinley at the Pan- American Exposition, 6 Sept. 1901. From the description of The People of the State of New York vs. Leon Czolgosz : transcript, 1901 Sept. 23-26. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33113709 Mr. Shaeffer, trader, lived in the village of Manlius, in the county Onondaga, New York. He was in debt (2,882 pounds or $7,205) to Leonard Ganswoort and Philip S[chuyler?] Van Rensselaer. From the descr...
Music teacher in Portsmouth, Va. From the description of Letter to E.B. Dearborn, 1840. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 52779266 William Watson was sheriff of Livingston Parish, La. From the description of William Watson papers, 1846-1870 (bulk 1866-1870). (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 182624518 ...