Stuyvesant family

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Stuyvesant family
Coat of Arms of Peter Stuyvesant.svg
EthnicityDutch American
Current regionNew York City
Place of originNetherlands
MembersPeter Stuyvesant
Connected familiesBayard family
Fish family
Dudley–Winthrop family
Astor family
Estate(s)Stuyvesant Square
Stuyvesant–Fish House
2 East 79th Street

The Stuyvesant family is a family of American politicians and landowners in New York City. The family is of Dutch origin and is descended from Peter Stuyvesant (1610–1672), who was born in Peperga, Friesland, Netherlands and served as the last Dutch Director-General of New Netherland.[1][2]

Notable members[edit]

Gov. Peter Stuyvesant
Gov. Stuyvesant's house, erected 1658, afterwards called The Whitehall
Augustus and Anne Van Horne Stuyvesant's home at 2 East 79th Street


Peter Stuyvesant, the son of a Calvinist minister,[4] and his family were large landowners in the northeastern portion of New Amsterdam arising from his period as the last Dutch Director-General of New Netherland.[6] Stuyvesant was known as:

"a man of strong individuality, great firmness and remarkable foresight, he so impressed himself upon the affairs that the story of his life from 1647 to 1664 is practically a history of the colony during that period."[6]

Currently, the Stuyvesant name is associated with several places in Manhattan's East Side, near present-day Gramercy Park: the Stuyvesant Town housing complex; Stuyvesant Square, a park in the area; and the Stuyvesant Apartments on East 18th Street, and Stuyvesant Street.[a][12]

His farm, called the "Bouwerij" – the seventeenth-century Dutch word for "farm" – was the source for the name of the Manhattan street and surrounding neighborhood named "The Bowery".[13][14] The contemporary neighborhood of Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn includes Stuyvesant Heights and retains its name.[15]

Family tree[edit]

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  1. ^ Stuyvesant Street is one of the oldest streets in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It runs diagonally from 9th Street at Third Avenue to 10th Street near Second Avenue.
  2. ^ Augustus and his sister Anne, both of whom did not marry, lived at a mansion at 2 East 79th Street at Fifth Avenue designed by Charles Pierrepont Henry Gilbert.[35]
  3. ^ Margaret was the niece and adopted daughter of Peter Gerard Stuyvesant.[48][49]
  4. ^ In 1847, six year old Stuyvesant Rutherfurd changed his name to Rutherfurd Stuyvesant to conform with the will of his mother's great-uncle (and adopted father), Peter Gerard Stuyvesant, who died childless, in order to inherit the Stuyvesant fortune.[50]
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  2. ^ a b c Bulloch, Joseph Gaston Baillie (1919). A History and Genealogy of the Families of Bayard, Houstoun of Georgia: And the Descent of the Bolton Family from Assheton, Byron and Hulton of Hulton Park, by Joseph Gaston Baillie Bulloch ... J. H. Dony, printer. p. 3. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  3. ^ Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York. New York (State) Legislature Assembly. 1916. pp. 140–142. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Peter Stuyvesant | Biography & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  5. ^ Corning, A. Elwood (October 1918). Hamilton Fish. New York, New York: The Lanmere Publishing Company.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York: History, Customs, Record of Events, Constitution, Certain Genealogies, and Other Matters of Interest. V. 1-. Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York. 1905. p. 32. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b "R. STUYVESANT DIES SUDDENLY IN PARIS; Stricken on Street -- Though Born Rutherfurd, an Ancestor Was Gov. Peter Stuyvesant. HE WAS 69 YEARS OLD Ambassador White's Brother-in-Law -- First Wife Was Miss Pierrepont -- Second, Countess de Wassenaer, Survives Him". The New York Times. 5 July 1909. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  8. ^ Times, Special To The New York (26 April 1923). "FISH'S ESTATE LEFT TO THREE CHILDREN; Financier Leaves Nothing to Charity, Holding That Such Gifts Are Only to 'Gratify Vanity.'". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  9. ^ a b "J. M. Wainwright Dies In Rye At 80. Former Assistant Secretary of War, Ex-Representative, Was a Cousin of General Advocate of Preparedness Exponent of Dry Law Began Political Career in 1902. Served on Mexican Border". New York Times. June 4, 1945.
  10. ^ a b Murlin, Edgar L. (1914). The New York Red Book | An Illustrated Legislative Manual | Containing the Portraits and Biographies of the United States Senators, Governor, State Officers and Members of the Legislature; also with the Portraits of Judges and Court Reporters, the New Constitution of the State, Election and Population Statistics and General Facts of Interest. Albany, N.Y.: Williams Press | J. B. Lyon Company, Publishers. pp. 85–86. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Mrs. Peter G. Gerry". The New York Times. December 22, 1958.
  12. ^ Whiting, Jim (2013). Peter Stuyvesant. Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc. p. 35. ISBN 9781612286266. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Peter Stuyvesant". New-York Historical Society. Asher B. Durand (1796–1886), Peter Stuyvesant and the Trumpeter, 1835. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1858.28
  14. ^ "The Ghost of Peter Stuyvesant May Still Haunt the East Village - The Bowery Boys: New York City History". The Bowery Boys: New York City History. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  15. ^ Greene, Nick (7 February 2014). "How Brooklyn's Neighborhoods Got Their Names". Mental Floss. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  16. ^ Mooney, James E. "Stuyvesant, Peter" in Jackson, Kenneth T., ed. (2010), The Encyclopedia of New York City (2nd ed.), New Haven: Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-11465-2 p.1256
  17. ^ Booth, Mary Louise (1859). History of the City of New York: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. W. R. C. Clark & Meeker. pp. 211–212. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  18. ^ Lucey, Donna M. (2007). Archie and Amélie: Love and Madness in the Gilded Age. Three Rivers Press. ISBN 9780307351456. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  19. ^ "MAJOR W. A. CHANLER DIES AFTER A FALL; Sportsman and Veteran of Two Wars Succumbs in Hospital at Geneseo, N. Y., at 62 CAME OF NOTED FAMILY Was Related to Astors, Kanes and Rutherfords--Wounded While Serving in Cuba". The New York Times. 26 August 1926. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Chanler, Margaret, 1862-1952. Margaret Chanler family papers, 1815-1939: Guide". Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  21. ^ a b c Jacob, Kathryn Allamong (2010). King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age. JHU Press. ISBN 9780801893971. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  22. ^ "JOHN J. CHAPMAN, AUTHOR, POET, DIES; New Yo;ker Succumbs to Long Illness at Age of 71 in Poughkeepsie Hospital. ABANDONED LAW TO WRITE Was Central Figure in Several Controversies Funeral in This City Next Wednesday". The New York Times. 5 November 1933. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Wm. Astor Chanler Is Dead In France. African Explorer and Soldier a Member of Celebrated American Family. Once Served In Congress. Great-Grandson of Original John Jacob Astor. Brother of Late Robert W. Chanler". New York Times. March 5, 1934. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  24. ^ "Mrs. Lewis S. Chanler, 78, Dies; Headed Reform Bahai Movement; Widow of Former Lieutenant Governor Formed Society in '29 -- Wrote Several Books". The New York Times. 12 March 1961. p. 86. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  25. ^ "Margaret Astor Chanler, Heroine of Porto Rico," Milwaukee Journal, Sept 8, 1898, p. 5.
  26. ^ a b "R. W. Chanler Dead. Eminent As Artist. Picturesque Figure in Life of the Metropolis Succumbs at Country Home at 57. Came of a Noted Family. Former Husband of Lina Cavalieri. Had Once Been Dutchess County Sheriff. Famed for His Murals. Of Distinguished Ancestry. Mural in Luxembourg Museum. Entertained on Large Scale". New York Times. Associated Press. October 25, 1930. Retrieved 2013-12-12. Robert Winthrop Chanler, noted artist, died at 1:30 this morning after a long illness. Mr. Chanler had been in a coma for twelve hours...
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  28. ^ a b "Gerard Stuyvesant (1805-1859)". New-York Historical Society. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  29. ^ "Seal matrix". New-York Historical Society. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  30. ^ The New-York Historical Society Quarterly. The New-York Historical Society. 1958. p. 198. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  31. ^ "PETER S. PILLOT, 64, DIES IN HOSPITAL; Son of Captain of the Guard of Honor to Napoleon III and a Descendant of Stuyvesant. | GRADUATE OF ANNAPOLIS | Chairman of Parole Committee of House of Refuge -- Held Spanish War Commission". The New York Times. 18 April 1935. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  32. ^ Times, Special To The New York (7 May 1903). "WEDDINGS OF A DAY.; Pillot -- Grossman". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  33. ^ "Augustus Van Horne Stuyvesant, Sr. (1838-1915)". New-York Historical Society. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  34. ^ Kenny, Peter M.; Lannuier, Charles Honoré; Bretter, Frances F.; Leben, Ulrich (1998). Honoré Lannuier, Cabinet Maker from Paris: The Life and Work of a French Ébéniste in Federal New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 218. ISBN 9780870998355. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  35. ^ a b c Gray, Christopher (3 November 1996). "Limestone Remnant of Fifth Avenue's Chateau Days". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  36. ^ Budin, Jeremiah (March 21, 2013). "How Does a Limestone Castle Go Untouched for 115 Years?". Curbed NY. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
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  38. ^ Aitken, William Benford (1912). Distinguished Families in America, Descended from Wilhelmus Beekman and Jan Thomasse Van Dyke. Knickerbocker Press. p. 12. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  39. ^ "Mrs. William Huggins Catlin". New-York Historical Society. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  40. ^ "S. WAINWRIGHT DIES; NOTED YACHTSMAN; Was Descendant of Governor Peter Stuyvesant and Bishop Wainwright. NAVAL OFFICER IN THE WAR Raced Yachts for Several Decades-- Representative J. Mayhew Wainwright a Brother". The New York Times. 4 November 1930. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  41. ^ "MRS. CARL F. WOLFF". The New York Times. 14 March 1960. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  42. ^ "Stuyvesant Wainwright Dead; Bridge Player and Broker, 84". The New York Times. 5 February 1975. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  43. ^ Princeton Alumni Weekly. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Alumni Weekly. 1923. p. 14. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
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  46. ^ Fox, Margalit (1 October 2016). "Carroll Wainwright Jr., 'Silk-Stockinged Stowaway,' Dies at 90". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  47. ^ "WAINWRIGHT, STUYVESANT II". The New York Times. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  48. ^ a b "Peter Gerard Stuyvesant (1778-1847)". New-York Historical Society. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  49. ^ a b c Rutherfurd, Livingston (1894). Family Records and Events: Compiled Principally from the Original Manuscripts in the Rutherfurd Collection. De Vinne Press. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  50. ^ Hughes, Stefan (2012). Catchers of the Light: The Forgotten Lives of the Men and Women Who First Photographed the Heavens. ArtDeCiel Publishing. ISBN 9781620509616. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  51. ^ "Mrs. Rutherford Stuyvesant (LOC)". Library of Congress. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  52. ^ "LEWIS STUVYSANT DIES IN CLUB HERE; Sportsman, War. Veteran Was Consul in India -- Descendant of Peter Stuyvesant". The New York Times. 8 September 1944. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  53. ^ "REMEMBRANCES OF A WAR'S END; A GOVERNOR'S DESCENDANTS". The New York Times. August 13, 1995. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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