Kiliaen K. Van Rensselaer

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Kiliaen K. Van Rensselaer

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Rensselaerwyck, New York
Death: September 16, 1719 (56)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremias Kiliaen van Rensselaer and Maria van Cortlandt
Husband of Maria Van Rensselaer
Father of Maria Van Corltandt; Jeremias Van Rensselaer; Stephen van Rensselaer, I; Jacobus Van Rensselaer; Jan "John" Baptist von Rensselaer and 3 others
Brother of Anne Nicoll; Hendrick Van Rensselaer; Maria Schuyler; Jeremias Van Rensselaer and Johannes Van Rensselaer

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About Kiliaen K. Van Rensselaer

Kiliaen Van Rensselaer (August 24, 1663 – 1719), the eldest child of Jeremias and Maria van Cortlandt Van Rensselaer was born in Rensselaerwyck.


He was patroon of Rensselaerwyck from 1687 to 1719, and second Lord of Manor of Rensselaerwyck. As the estate of his grandfather, Kiliaen van Rensselaer, the original patron was yet held in common among the heirs, he negotiated a settlement with through his cousin Kiliaen of Amsterdam, son of Jan Baptist, whereby the heirs in Holland received the properties there, and the heirs in America received the American holdings.

In May 1704, Kiliaen received a new patent from Queen Anne for the Manor of Rensselaerwyck. The following month he signed over the 60,000 acre Lower Manor (Claverack) to his younger brother, Hendrick van Rensselaer (1667–1740).

He was a member of the New York governor's council from 1704 to his death in 1719, and also served as Commissioner of Indian Affairs.


On October 15, 1701, he married Maria Van Cortlandt, daughter of Stephanus and Gertrude (Schuyler) and had the following children:

Maria van Rensselaer (b. 1702), who married Frederick van Cortlandt

Gertrude van Rensselaer (1703–1704), who died young

Jeremias van Rensselaer (1705–1745), sixth patroon and third Lord of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, died unmarried and had no children

Stephen van Rensselaer (1707–1747), seventh patroon and fourth Lord of the Manor, who married Elizabeth Groesbeck

Johannes van Rensselaer (d. 1719)

Gertrude van Rensselaer (b. 1714), who first married Adonijah "Adonis" Schuyler (1708–1763) of the New Jersey Schuyler family. After his death, she married Robert, third Lord of Livingston Manor

John Baptist van Rensselaer (1717–1763), who died unmarried

Anna van Rensselaer, who married John Schuyler (1710–1773), brother of Adonis Schuyler.

The family lived at the Manor House located on the flats along the Hudson, east of the river road, about a mile north of the center of the city of Albany.

He was succeeded as Lord of the Manor by his son, Jeremias van Rensselaer.

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Kiliaen K. Van Rensselaer's Timeline

August 24, 1663
Rensselaerwyck, New York
Age 38
March 18, 1705
Age 41
Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
March 17, 1707
Age 43
Age 49
Age 53
January 1, 1719
Age 55
Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
September 16, 1719
Age 56