Robert "Cambridge" Livingston

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Robert "Cambridge" Livingston

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Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in Hudson, Columbia County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Livingston, 3rd Lord of the Manor and Maria Thong
Husband of Alice Swift
Father of John Swift Livingston; Robert Swift Livingston; Thomas Ferguson Livingston and John Swift Livingston
Brother of Philip Livingston; Sarah Livingston; Col. Peter Robert Livingston; Maria Duane; Walter Livingston and 6 others

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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Robert "Cambridge" Livingston's Timeline

1742
December 26, 1742
New York, New York, United States
1778
November 22, 1778
Age 35
Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
1781
1781
Age 38
1783
1783
Age 40
1785
May 15, 1785
Age 42
New York, New York, United States
May 15, 1785
Age 42
1790
1790
Age 47
Hudson, Columbia County, New York, United States