Robert "Cambridge" Livingston (1742 - 1790)

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Death: Died
Managed by: James Duane Pell Bishop III
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About Robert "Cambridge" Livingston

Source: Genealogy of the Kollock family of Sussex County, Delaware, 1657 - 1897, by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, J. B. Lippencott, Philadelphia, 1897. (available at Google eBooks).

[Added by Robert Engelhardt] Robert "Cambridge" Livingston's status during the American Revolution is somewhat ambiguous. His motives were apparently suspect to both sides. He was educated at Cambridge, hence the "Cambridge" appellation. He returned to England in 1775, allegedly for his health, but may have been spying for the American cause, or just collecting information for business purposes. Upon his return to America aboard a British ship in 1778, he was held as a prisoner by the British due to some compromising papers found in his possession. After his subsequent release, his loyalty was then questioned by some on the American side, and the fact that his wife's family were Loyalists probably didn't help.

The DAR has accepted a new ancestor lineage to Robert "Cambridge" Livingston for patriotic service based on his prisoner-of-war status.

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