Pierre Lorillard III

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Pierre Lorillard III
Born (1796-10-20)October 20, 1796
Died December 23, 1867(1867-12-23) (aged 71)
Saratoga, New York, U.S.
Known for Tuxedo Park, New York
Catherine Anne Griswold
(her death 1856)
Children 7, including Pierre, George
Parent(s) Pierre Lorillard II
Maria Dorothea Schultz
Relatives Pierre Abraham Lorillard (grandfather)
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (niece)

Pierre Lorillard III (October 20, 1796 – December 23, 1867) was the grandson of Pierre Abraham Lorillard, the founder of the P. Lorillard and Company. Heir to a great tobacco fortune, Lorillard owned no less than 600,000 acres (2,400 km2) of undeveloped land in New York’s Orange and Rockland counties, across the Hudson River and about an hour’s train ride from the city. His son Pierre Lorillard IV developed Tuxedo Park on the family property in the 1880's.

Early life[edit]

Pierre Lorillard III (born on October 20, 1796) was the son of Pierre Lorillard II (1764–1843) and Maria Dorothea Schultz (1770–1834).[1] His father was a very prominent tobacco manufacturer, industrialist, banker, businessman, and real estate tycoon, for whom the term "millionaire" was first used in America for his father's obituary in 1843.[2] His grandfather, Pierre Abraham Lorillard (1742–1776), was the founder of the P. Lorillard and Company, which provided the family fortune.[3]

Through his sister Dorothea Anne Lorillard (1798–1866), who married John David Wolfe (1792–1872), a real estate developer,[4] Lorillard III was the uncle of philanthropist Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828–1887).[4] Another sister, Eleanora Eliza Lorillard (1801–1843), was married to William Augustus Spencer (1792–1854), son of Ambrose Spencer and brother of John Canfield Spencer.[5][6]


In 1866, Lorillard built the Italianate commercial building at 827 Broadway in New York City.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Lorillard was married to Catherine Anne Griswold (1809–1856). Her family owned "the great New York mercantile house of N. L. & G. Griswold, known to their rivals as "No Loss and Great Gain Griswold," importers of rum, sugar, and tea."[2] Together they were the parents of:[8][9]


Lorillard died on December 23, 1867.[3]


Through his daughter Mary, he was the grandfather of Hélène Barbey (1868–1945) who married Hermann Alexander, Graf von Pourtalès (1847–1904), who both competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics, with Hélène becoming the first woman to win a gold medal.[32]


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  29. ^ "Mrs. Louis L. Lorillard Ill". The New York Times. 26 February 1921. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  30. ^ "DEATH LIST OF A DAY. | Mrs. Eva Lorillard Kip". The New York Times. 24 February 1903. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  31. ^ "COL. LAWRENCE KIP DEAD; His Wife and Daughter with Him at the End. CONSCIOUS UP TO THE LAST Prominent in the Social Life of New York as a Sportsman -- His Military Career". The New York Times. 18 November 1899. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
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