David Davidtse Schuyler

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David Davidtse Schuyler

Birthplace: Albany, Albany, NY, USA
Death: Died in Albany, Albany, NY
Immediate Family:

Son of David Pieterse Schuyler and Catalyntje (Catalina) Schuyler
Husband of Elsje Rutgers
Father of Catrina Du Mond; David Schuyler; Harmanus Schuyler; Myndert Schuyler and Anthony Schuyler
Brother of Abraham Davidse Schuyler; Gertrude SCHUYLER Groesbeck; Maria [Maritye] van Dyck; Peter Davidtse Schuyler; Capt. Myndert Davidtse Schuyler and 2 others

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About David Davidtse Schuyler

David Davidtse Schuyler

  • David Davidse was born in Albany in 1669. He was the third son of the eight children born to New Netherland pioneers David Pieterse and Catharina Verplanck Schuyler.
  • He grew up in his father's house on Market Street near the north gate of the Albany stockade. One of the leading Albany fur traders and landholders, David's father died in 1690 when the young man was twenty-years-old.
  • In 1694, he married Elsie Rutgers, the daughter of a prominent Manhattan merchant. The couple had six children all of whom were baptized in the Albany Dutch church where both parents were members.Like other seventeenth-century Albany Schuylers, David Davidse built his fortune in the fur trade and was a prominent Albany merchant residing in the first ward. His status was recognized when he was elected assistant alderman in 1697. On behalf of the Albany government, several times he carried documents to the governor in New York. In 1699, he was elected first ward alderman and served for many years. He was an active council member and often was sent into the Indian country and to Canada on city business.
  • In 1705, he was appointed sheriff of Albany city and county. He served for a year and he was appointed mayor of Albany in 1706. During his mayoralty, Albany began to develop its landed interests at Schaghticoke.Superceded as mayor by Robert Livingston, Jr., David Schuyler was elected alderman for the first ward in 1710. He was re-elected for the last time in September 1715.
  • Perhaps because of the early death of his father and a relatively short life-span of his own, this third son was unlike other prominent Schuyler family members in that he did not acquire extensive investment lands. However, he would have been a partner in the Kaydaderosseras patent had it been confirmed before his untimely death.
  • David Davidse Schuyler died on December 16, 1715. He was forty-six years old.

Children of David Schuyler and Elsje Rutgers are:

  • i. Catrina Schuyler, born 1694.
  • ii. David Schuyler, born 1697; married Elizabeth Marschalk April 30, 1719 in Dutch Church, NYC.
  • iii. Hermanus Schuyler, born 1700 in Albany; died December 08, 1748 in NYC; married Jannetje Bancker December 01, 1722 in Dutch Church, Albany, NY; born August 28, 1701; died April 16, 1757 in New York City, NY.
  • iv. Catharina Schuyler, born November 25, 1694 in Albany County, New York; died Aft. 1747; married (1) Igneas Dumond November 13, 1725 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY; married (2) Jacobus Dumond October 24, 1741 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY.
  • v. Myndert Schuyler, born 1711; married Elisabeth Wessels June 18, 1735 in Dutch Church, NY, NY.
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David Davidtse Schuyler's Timeline

June 11, 1669
Albany, Albany, NY, USA
January 1, 1694
Age 24
November 25, 1694
Age 25
Ulster Co.,NY
Age 27
Albany, Albany, NY, USA
Age 30
Albany, Albany, NY, USA
Age 41
Albany, Albany, NY, USA
December 16, 1715
Age 46
Albany, Albany, NY
Age 45
Albany, Albany, NY, USA
June 6, 1931
Age 46