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Birthplace: Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Beverwyck, New Netherland
Occupation: Colonel, carpenter, gunstockmaker, fur trader, Baptism: 8 FEB 1628, Amsterdam; Burial: Old Dutch Church, Albany, New York. For more info: http://www.moviedesign.com/plauche/D0001/I743.html
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About Philip Pieterse Schuyler

New Amsterdam - Immigrants

New Amsterdam - Notable Citizens

Philipse Pieterse Schuyler was the first outstanding member of early Albany's most important New Netherland family.

He was born in Holland in 1628, the oldest child of German-born Amsterdam baker Pieter Diercks and Geertruy Philips van Schuyler. In 1650, he emigrated to New Netherland on ship 'De Valckenier', with his younger brother, David Pieterse.

In December 1650, twenty-two-year-old Philip Pieterse was in Rensselaerswyck where he married Margarita Van Slichtenhorst - daughter of the director of the colony. That union admitted a newly arrived carpenter to the upper echelon of New Netherland society. It also produced a large family of twelve American-born children between 1652 and 1672. Eight of those offspring went on to establish the Schuyler family in Albany and beyond.

Taking the surname of their mother's family, the Schuylers' success followed the meteoric rise of its founder. Settling in Beverwyck, Philip Pieterse was among its earliest householders when lots were first apportioned during the 1650s. Although nominally a carpenter or gunstockmaker, like many of his neighbors he entered the fur trade. By 1660, he stood with the principal traders of the community. He used those profits to begin a favored family practice of acquiring additional real estate. Those holdings began with the house he built on the corner of today's State and Pearl Streets. It remained a family fixture for most of the next hundred years. By 1672, he also had acquired land along the Hudson beyond the Van Rensselaer manor house. That farm became a family summer home known as "the Flats". In addition, Philip Pieterse owned houses and lots in New Amsterdam/New York, several hundred acres east of the Hudson and below Rensselaerswyck, and lots in Wiltwyck and at Halfmoon as well.

His marital connection to the New Netherland power structure set the stage for his appointment to the Beverwyck court. After the English take-over, he was appointed a magistrate of the Albany court - predecessor of the Albany Corporation. Although he retired from the court in 1671, he was considered one of Albany's leaders for the rest of his life. Sometimes referred to as "Captain Schuyler," he held military commissions under the Duke of York and also was appointed "commissary" at Albany in 1666. He was the first of many Schuylers to represent Albany in meetings with the Iroquois.

Born in Holland, Dutch-speaking Philip Pieterse was the first of several generations of independent but reasonable Albany leaders to be favored by the English and British with official appointments, access to land, and contracts.

On May 1, 1683, Philipse Pieterse Schuyler filed a joint will with his wife, Margarita. The document noted the ages of their eight living children. He died eight days later and was buried under the Albany Dutch Church. His widow continued to live in the family homes on State Street and at the Flats until her death in 1711. Dead before his time, Philip Pieterse did not see sons Pieter and Johannes serve as mayors of Albany. But from his Albany house came dozens of others who made the Schuyler family early Albany's foremost and one of the major families of colonial New York as well.

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Philip Pietersz SCHUYLER was born 1628 in Amsterdam, Holland, and died 9 MAY 1683 in Albany, New York. He was the son of Pieter TJERCKS and Geertruyt Philips VAN SCHUYDLER.

Married: Margarita VAN SLICHTENHORST who was born 1628 in Nykerk, Gelderland, Netherlands, and died 11 JAN 1710/11 in Albany, New York. She was the daughter of Brant Aertsz VAN SLICHTENHORST and Aeltje VAN WENCKUM.

	 

Children of Margarita VAN SLICHTENHORST and Philip Pietersz SCHUYLER are:

	  

i. Gysbert SCHUYLER was born 2 JUL 1652 in Albany, Albany, New York, and died AFT. 13 MAR 1664/65.

	  

ii. Geertruy SCHUYLER was born 4 FEB 1653/54 in Beverwyck, New Netherlands, and died 7 OCT 1732 in Albany, New York. She married Stephanus VAN CORTLANDT 10 SEP 1671 in New York, New York, son of Oloff Stevense VAN CORTLANDT and Annetje LOOCKERMANS. He was born 7 MAY 1643 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, and died 25 NOV 1700 in New York, New York.

iii. Alida SCHUYLER was born 28 FEB 1655/56 in Beverwyck, New Netherlands, and died MAY 1727 in Livingston Manor, New York. She married Nicholas VAN RENSSELAER 10 FEB 1674/75 in Rensselaerwyck, New York, son of Kiliaen VAN RENSSELAER and Anne VAN WELY. He was born 14 SEP 1636 in Amsterdam, Holland, and died 12 NOV 1678 in Rennselaerwyck, New York. She married Robert LIVINGSTON 9 JUL 1679 in Albany, New York. He was born 13 DEC 1654 in Ancrum, Scotland, and died AUG 1728 in Albany, New York.

	  

iv. Pieter Philipse SCHUYLER was born 17 SEP 1657 in Beverwyck, New Netherlands, and died 19 FEB 1723/24 in Rennselaerwyck, Albany, New York. He married Engeltie Goosense VAN SCHAICK 1681, daughter of Goosen Gerritse VAN SCHAICK. She was born 1659, and died ABT. 1690. He married Maria VAN RENSSELAER 14 SEP 1691 in Albany, New York, daughter of Jeremias VAN RENSSELAER and Maria VAN CORTLANDT. She was born 25 OCT 1673 in Rennselaerwyck, New York, and died 19 FEB 1723/24 in Albany, New York.

	  

v. Brandt SCHUYLER was born 18 DEC 1659 in Beverwyck, New Netherlands, and died 15 AUG 1702. He married Cornelia VAN CORTLANDT 12 JUL 1682 in New York, New York, daughter of Oloff Stevense VAN CORTLANDT and Annetje LOOCKERMANS. She was born 21 NOV 1655 in New York, New York.

	  

vi. Arent SCHUYLER was born 25 JUN 1662 in Albany, New York, and died 26 NOV 1730 in New Barbadoes, New Jersey. He married Jenneke TELLER 26 NOV 1684 in Albany, New York. She was born 1665, and died 22 JUN 1700. He married Swantie VAN DUYCK HUYSEN 2 JAN 1702/03. He married Maria WALTERS 1724. She died ABT. 1764.

	  

vii. Sybilla SCHUYLER was born 12 NOV 1664 in Albany, NY, and died 9 DEC 1664.

	  

viii. Philipp SCHUYLER was born 8 FEB 1665/66 in Albany, New York, and died 24 MAY 1724 in Schenectady, New York. He married Elizabeth DEMEYER 24 AUG 1687 in Albany, New York. She died 13 MAY 1712. He married Catherine STAATS 19 MAY 1719 in Albany, New York.

	  

ix. Johannes SCHUYLER was born 5 APR 1668 in Albany, New York, and died 27 FEB 1746/47 in Albany, New York. He married Elizabeth STAATS 25 APR 1695 in Albany, Albany, New York. She was born ABT. 1659 in Albany, New York, and died 3 JUN 1737.

	  

x. Margareta SCHUYLER was born 2 JAN 1671/72 in Albany, New York, and died 16 MAY 1748. She married Jacobus VER PLANCK 8 SEP 1691 in Albany, New York. He was born 1 DEC 1671, and died 30 OCT 1699. She married John COLLINS 2 NOV 1701 in Albany, New York. He was born ABT. 1670 in Albany, New York, and died 13 APR 1728. -------------------- http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=nschroed&id=I02599

Philip Pietersz SCHUYLER was born 1628 in Amsterdam, Holland, and died 9 MAY 1683 in Albany, New York. He was the son of Pieter TJERCKS and Geertruyt Philips VAN SCHUYDLER.

Married: Margarita VAN SLICHTENHORST who was born 1628 in Nykerk, Gelderland, Netherlands, and died 11 JAN 1710/11 in Albany, New York. She was the daughter of Brant Aertsz VAN SLICHTENHORST and Aeltje VAN WENCKUM.

	 

Children of Margarita VAN SLICHTENHORST and Philip Pietersz SCHUYLER are:

	  

i. Gysbert SCHUYLER was born 2 JUL 1652 in Albany, Albany, New York, and died AFT. 13 MAR 1664/65.

	  

ii. Geertruy SCHUYLER was born 4 FEB 1653/54 in Beverwyck, New Netherlands, and died 7 OCT 1732 in Albany, New York. She married Stephanus VAN CORTLANDT 10 SEP 1671 in New York, New York, son of Oloff Stevense VAN CORTLANDT and Annetje LOOCKERMANS. He was born 7 MAY 1643 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, and died 25 NOV 1700 in New York, New York.

iii. Alida SCHUYLER was born 28 FEB 1655/56 in Beverwyck, New Netherlands, and died MAY 1727 in Livingston Manor, New York. She married Nicholas VAN RENSSELAER 10 FEB 1674/75 in Rensselaerwyck, New York, son of Kiliaen VAN RENSSELAER and Anne VAN WELY. He was born 14 SEP 1636 in Amsterdam, Holland, and died 12 NOV 1678 in Rennselaerwyck, New York. She married Robert LIVINGSTON 9 JUL 1679 in Albany, New York. He was born 13 DEC 1654 in Ancrum, Scotland, and died AUG 1728 in Albany, New York.

	  

iv. Pieter Philipse SCHUYLER was born 17 SEP 1657 in Beverwyck, New Netherlands, and died 19 FEB 1723/24 in Rennselaerwyck, Albany, New York. He married Engeltie Goosense VAN SCHAICK 1681, daughter of Goosen Gerritse VAN SCHAICK. She was born 1659, and died ABT. 1690. He married Maria VAN RENSSELAER 14 SEP 1691 in Albany, New York, daughter of Jeremias VAN RENSSELAER and Maria VAN CORTLANDT. She was born 25 OCT 1673 in Rennselaerwyck, New York, and died 19 FEB 1723/24 in Albany, New York.

	  

v. Brandt SCHUYLER was born 18 DEC 1659 in Beverwyck, New Netherlands, and died 15 AUG 1702. He married Cornelia VAN CORTLANDT 12 JUL 1682 in New York, New York, daughter of Oloff Stevense VAN CORTLANDT and Annetje LOOCKERMANS. She was born 21 NOV 1655 in New York, New York.

	  

vi. Arent SCHUYLER was born 25 JUN 1662 in Albany, New York, and died 26 NOV 1730 in New Barbadoes, New Jersey. He married Jenneke TELLER 26 NOV 1684 in Albany, New York. She was born 1665, and died 22 JUN 1700. He married Swantie VAN DUYCK HUYSEN 2 JAN 1702/03. He married Maria WALTERS 1724. She died ABT. 1764.

	  

vii. Sybilla SCHUYLER was born 12 NOV 1664 in Albany, NY, and died 9 DEC 1664.

	  

viii. Philipp SCHUYLER was born 8 FEB 1665/66 in Albany, New York, and died 24 MAY 1724 in Schenectady, New York. He married Elizabeth DEMEYER 24 AUG 1687 in Albany, New York. She died 13 MAY 1712. He married Catherine STAATS 19 MAY 1719 in Albany, New York.

	  

ix. Johannes SCHUYLER was born 5 APR 1668 in Albany, New York, and died 27 FEB 1746/47 in Albany, New York. He married Elizabeth STAATS 25 APR 1695 in Albany, Albany, New York. She was born ABT. 1659 in Albany, New York, and died 3 JUN 1737.

	  

x. Margareta SCHUYLER was born 2 JAN 1671/72 in Albany, New York, and died 16 MAY 1748. She married Jacobus VER PLANCK 8 SEP 1691 in Albany, New York. He was born 1 DEC 1671, and died 30 OCT 1699. She married John COLLINS 2 NOV 1701 in Albany, New York. He was born ABT. 1670 in Albany, New York, and died 13 APR 1728.

-------------------- Came from Amsterdam, Holland to Saratoga County, NY in 1650.

Married the same year, December 12, 1650 to Margaret Van Slichtenhorst, daughter of the agent or director in charge of the Rensselaer Manor.

His sons were Guysebert, Pieter, Brant, Arent Philip, Johannes. The daughters were Gertrude, who married Stephanus Van Cortlandt; Alida, who married Rev. Nicholas Van Rensselaer: and after his death Philip Livingston.

The second son, Pieter, was, for many years, one of the most prominent men in the province. He was mayor of Albany from 1686 to 1694.

John, the youngest of the original family, was the grandfather of General Philip Schuyler.

-------------------- Philip Pieterse

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Stefan Bielinski

Philipse Pieterse Schuyler was the first outstanding member of early Albany's most important New Netherland family.

He was born in Holland in 1628, the oldest child of German-born Amsterdam baker Pieter Diercks and Geertruy Philips van Schuyler. By 1650, he had emigrated to New Netherland with his younger brother, David Pieterse.

In December 1650, twenty-two-year-old Philip Pieterse was in Rensselaerswyck where he married Margarita Van Slichtenhorst - daughter of the director of the colony. That union admitted a newly arrived carpenter to the upper echelon of New Netherland society. It also produced a large family of twelve American-born children between 1652 and 1672. Eight of those offspring went on to establish the Schuyler family in Albany and beyond.

Taking the surname of their mother's family, the Schuylers' success followed the meteoric rise of its founder. Settling in Beverwyck, Philip Pieterse was among its earliest householders when lots were first apportioned during the 1650s. Although nominally a carpenter or gunstockmaker, like many of his neighbors he entered the fur trade. By 1660, he stood with the principal traders of the community. He used those profits to begin a favored family practice of acquiring additional real estate. Those holdings began with the house he built on the corner of today's State and Pearl Streets. It remained a family fixture for most of the next hundred years. By 1672, he also had acquired land along the Hudson beyond the Van Rensselaer manor house. That farm became a family summer home known as "the Flats". In addition, Philip Pieterse owned houses and lots in New Amsterdam/New York, several hundred acres east of the Hudson and below Rensselaerswyck, and lots in Wiltwyck and at Halfmoon as well.

His marital connection to the New Netherland power structure set the stage for his appointment to the Beverwyck court. After the English take-over, he was appointed a magistrate of the Albany court - predecessor of the Albany Corporation. Although he retired from the court in 1671, he was considered one of Albany's leaders for the rest of his life. Sometimes referred to as "Captain Schuyler," he held military commissions under the Duke of York and also was appointed "commissary" at Albany in 1666. He was the first of many Schuylers to represent Albany in meetings with the Iroquois.

Born in Holland, Dutch-speaking Philip Pieterse was the first of several generations of independent but reasonable Albany leaders to be favored by the English and British with official appointments, access to land, and contracts.

On May 1, 1683, Philipse Pieterse Schuyler filed a joint will with his wife, Margarita. The document noted the ages of their eight living children. He died eight days later and was buried under the Albany Dutch Church. His widow continued to live in the family homes on State Street and at the Flats until her death in 1711. Dead before his time, Philip Pieterse did not see sons Pieter and Johannes serve as mayors of Albany. But from his Albany house came dozens of others who made the Schuyler family early Albany's foremost and one of the major families of colonial New York as well.

notes

Schuyler family histories: Many works have been issued on the family of Philip Pieterse and David Pieterse Schuyler. The most useful of them will be identified and linked from here in the future. The outstanding genealogical resource (and one consulted frequently for guidance by the (Colonial Albany Project) is the two volume Schuyler Genealogy published by the Friends of Schuyler Mansion in 1987 and 1992. Chief among the antiquarian works on the family is: George H. Schuyler, Colonial New York: Philip Schuyler and His Family (New York, 1885), two volumes.

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Phillip Pieterse Schuyler's Timeline

1628
February 8, 1628
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
February 8, 1628
Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland
February 8, 1628
Amsterdam, Holland
1650
December 12, 1650
Age 22
Beverwyck (Albany), New Netherlands
1650
- 1650
Age 21

He traveled with his younger brother David to New Amsterdam.

1652
July 2, 1652
Age 24
Albany, Albany, NY, USA
1654
February 4, 1654
Age 25
Albany, Albany, NY, USA
1656
February 28, 1656
Age 28
Rensselaerswyck, New Netherlands
1657
September 17, 1657
Age 29
Beverwyck, New Netherlands
1659
December 18, 1659
Age 31
Beverwyck, New Netherlands