Anthony Brockholls

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Anthony Brockholls
Acting colonial governor of New York between 4th and 5th governors
In office
Preceded by Sir Edmund Andros
Succeeded by Thomas Dongan
Personal details
Born ~1656
Died ~1723
Religion Catholic[1]

Anthony Brockholls (sometimes spelled Brockholst) was born in England around 1656.[1][2] He was Commander-in-Chief (1677-8) and then acting Governor (1681-2) of New York.


Brockholls was married in Albany on May 2, 1681 to Susannah Maria Schrect or Shrik and they had one child, Johanna Brockholes, who was born on February 15, 1700.[3][1]

Leisler's Rebellion[edit]

During Leisler's Rebellion in New York, Brockholls was denounced as "a rank Papist," and had a price set on his head by the then acting-Governor of that Colony, Jacob Leisler.


In June 1695, Colonel Anthony Brockholls and Captain Arent Schuyler were among several men from New York who purchased a tract of land which became Pompton.


A granddaughter of Brockholls is Susanna French, daughter of Mr. Philip French, of New Brunswick, NJ. Susanna French was wife to William Livingston, "War-Governor" during the American Revolution, and was the mother of Henry Brockholst Livingston, who was associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1806-1823.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Ancestors of a 21st century British family". 
  2. ^ "International Genealogical Index (IGI)". Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  3. ^ Richard Henry Greene; Henry Reed Stiles; George Austin Morrison (1878). The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. pp. 188–. 
  4. ^ William Nelson (1876). Biographical Sketch of William Colfax, Captain of Washington's Body Guard.