Stephanus van Cortlandt, Mayor of New York City

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Stephanus Van Cortlandt

Birthplace: New Amsterdam, New York, New York
Death: Died in New York, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Oloff Stevense van Cortlandt and Annetje Loockermans
Husband of Geertruyd Schuyler
Father of Margriete van Cortlandt; Anna de Lancy; Maria van Cortlandt; Col. Philip Van Cortlandt; Elizabeth van Cortlandt and 8 others
Brother of Maria van Cortlandt; Sophia van Cortlandt; Johannes van Cortlandt; Cornelia van Cortlandt; Catherina van Cortlandt and 1 other

Occupation: Manhattan merchant and landholder., Mayor of New York City (1677-1678; 1686-1688), Mayor of New York 1677-1678 &1686-1688, judge, chief justice, For more info: or Wikipedia
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About Stephanus van Cortlandt, Mayor of New York City


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

Mayor of New York from 1677-1678

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!

Wikipedia 2007-09-28

Stephanus van Cortlandt (May 7, 1643 - November 25, 1700) was the first native born mayor of New York (1677-1678; 1686-1688). His wife was Gertruj Van Schuyler sister of Pieter Schuyler. (A brother Jacobus Van Cortlandt also served as mayor of New York).

• • signed the Petition to surrender New Netherland (1664)

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Stephanus van Cortlandt, Mayor of New York City's Timeline

May 7, 1643
New York, New York
May 10, 1643
New York, New York County, New York, United States
July 2, 1674
Age 31
New York, New York, United States
February 28, 1676
Age 32
New York, New York, New York, United States
April 1680
Age 36
August 9, 1683
Age 40
New York, New York, USA
May 24, 1694
Age 51
New York, United States
July 30, 1698
Age 55
New York, NY, USA
November 25, 1700
Age 57
New York, New York