Geertruyd Van Cortlandt

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About Geertruyd Van Cortlandt

Geertruy Schuyler was born in February 1654. She was the first daughter and second child of New Netherland pioneers Philip Pieterse and Margarita Van Slichtenhorst Schuyler. Her family soon stood in the first rank in Albany business and landholding.


1671 10 Sep; Stephanus van Courtlandt , jm van N. Jorck; Geertruyd Schuyler, jd van Albania

In September 1671, she married Stephanus Van Cortlandt at the New York City Dutch church. She moved to New York to become the wife of one of the colony's most successful merchants. Thus their marriage had united two of the colony's foremost families. By 1698, fourteen of their children were baptized in Manhattan.

Van Cortlandt held many public offices including that of mayor of New York City. He also acquired extensive acreage in Westchester County that became known as Van Cortlandt Manor. His family only visited there - living instead in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Stephanus Van Corltandt died in 1700 and Geertruy became executor of his vast estate!

Geertruy Schuyler Van Cortlandt died in New York in 1723.

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Geertruyd Van Cortlandt's Timeline

February 4, 1654
Albany, Albany, NY, United States
October 28, 1672
Age 18
July 2, 1674
Age 20
New York, New York, United States
February 28, 1676
Age 22
New York, New York, New York, United States
April 4, 1680
Age 26
New York, New York, United States
August 9, 1683
Age 29
New York, New York, USA
May 24, 1694
Age 40
New York, United States
July 30, 1698
Age 44
New York, NY, United States
October 4, 1702
Age 48
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States