Mayors of the City of New York: Appointed by the Colonial

 
THOMAS WILLET, 1665, 1667—Born at Bristol, England. Became a merchant in New Amsterdam, and was married here in 1643 to Sara Cornell. Resided in the present Pearl street, near Hanover square. Removed to Rhode Island, where he died.

THOMAS DELAVALL, 1666, 1671, 1678—Born in England. Became a merchant in this city in the times of the Dutch. Resided at the present corner of Broad and Exchange streets. Died in 1682.

CORNELIS STEENWYCK, 1668 to 1671,1683,1683 — Born at Haarlem (Holland). Became a merchant in New Amsterdam. Residence, on the corner of the present Whitehall and Bridge streets. Married in this city to Margrieta Riemers in 1658. Died here in 1684.

MATTHIAS NICHOLS, 1672—Born at Islip, England. By profession a lawyer, was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of this province. Removed to Islip, L. I. Died December, 1687.

JOHN LAWRENCE, 1673, 1691—Born in England. Established himself as a merchant in New Amsterdam in the times of the Dutch. Resided on the present Hanover square. Died in 1699, aged over 90 years.

WILLIAM DERVALL, 1675—Born at Amsterdam. Became a merchant in this city. Married here a daughter of Thomas Delavall. Resided in Whitehall street, near State street.

NICHOLAS DE MEYER, 1676—Born at Hamburg. Became a merchant in New Amsterdam, where he married Lydia Van Dyck in 1655. Resided on the present Stone street, east of Broad street. Died here in 1690.

STEPHEN VAN CORTLAND, 1677,1686,1687—Born in this city in 1643. Became a merchant. Resided on Pearl, near Broad street. Married to Gertrude Schuyler in 1671. Died in this city in 1701.

FRANCOIS ROMBOUTS, 1679—Born at Hasselt. Removed here in the times of the Dutch, and became a merchant. Married in 1665 to Aeltje Wessels ; in 1675 to widow Marschop; in 1683 to widow Teller. Resided in Broadway, south of Trinity church. Died in 1691.

 WILLIAM DYRE, 1680—In early life a resident of New England. Became a merchant in New York. Resided in Broadway, near the present Pine street (then in the suburbs). Removed to Jamaica, W. I., where he died about the year 1685.

GABRIEL MINVIELLE, 1684—Born at Bordeaux, France. Removed to this city in the times of the Dutch. Married here in 1674 to Judith Van Beeck. Resided opposite the present Bowling Green. Died here in 1702.

NICHOLAS BAYARD, 1685—Born at Alphen (Holland). Removed to Amsterdam in the Dutch period, and became a merchant and brewer on the present Stone street, near Hanover square. Married in 1666 to Judith Verleth. Died in 1711.

PIETER DELANOY, 1688, 1689—Born at Haarlem (Holland). Became a merchant in this city, where in 1680 he married the widow Bedlow. Was the first mayor elected by the popular voice, the city charter being suspended at the time in consequence of the Leislerian troubles.

ABRAHAM DE PEYSTER, 1691 to 1694 —Born in this city in 1657. Became a merchant. Married at Amsterdam in 1684 to Catherine De Peyster. Died in this city in 1728.

CHARLES LODWICK, 1694—Of English descent. Established himself in this city, but subsequently removed to England.

WILLIAM MERRITT, 1695 to 1698—Of English descent. Became a merchant in this city about the year 1671. Subsequently removed from the city.

JOHANNES DE PEYSTER, 1698—Born in this city in 1666. Became a merchant. Married in 1688 to Anna Bancker. Died about the year 1719.

DAVID PROVOOST, 1699—Born in this city in the year 1645. Followed mercantile pursuits. Married in 1668 to Tryntje Lawrens.

ISAAC DE RIEMER, 1700-Born in this city in 1666. By occupation a merchant. Married in 1689 to Aeltje Wessels.

THOMAS NOELL, 1701—Of English birth. Became a merchant, in this city. Died on his estate at Bergen, N. J., in 1702.

PHILIP FRENCH, 1702—Born at Kelshall, England. Became a merchant in New York. Married here in 1694 to Anna Philipse. Resided on Broadway, below Wall street. Died on ship-board in 1707.

WILLIAM PEARTREE, 1703 to 1707 -Prior to his residence in New York lived at Jamaica, W. I. Engaged in mercantile pursuits in this city on the present Beaver street, near New street. Died in 1714.

EBENEZER WILSON, 1707 to 1710-Of English birth. Engaged in mercantile business in this city in Wall street, near Pearl.

JACOBUS VAN CORTLAND, 1710, 1719 -Born in this city in 1668. Followed mercantile pursuits. Married in 1691 to Eva Philipse. Died in 1739.

CALEB HEATHCOTE, 1711 to 1714—Born at Chester, England. Became a merchant in this city. Married Martha, daughter of Colonel Smith, of Long Island. Removed to Mamaroneck. Died in 1721.

JOHN JOHNSTON, 1714 to 1719—Of English birth. Became a merchant in this city. Resided on Broadway, below Trinity Church. Subsequently removed to New Jersey.

ROBERT WALTERS, 1720 to 1725—Born at Plymouth, England. Became a merchant in this city. Married here in 1685 to Catherine, daughter of Jacob Leisler.

JOHANNES JANSEN, 1725—Born in this city, and followed mercantile business in the South Ward.

ROBERT LURTING, 1726 to 1735—Of English descent. Became a merchant here prior to the year 1700. Married Dorcas, widow of Richard Jones. Died in this city in 1735.

PAUL RlCHARD, 1735 to 1739—Born in this city in 1667. Pursued business as a merchant in the Dock Ward.

JOHN CRUGER, 1739 to 1744—Born in England in 1677. Became a merchant here about the commencement of the last century. Resided in Broad street. Married in 1703 to Maria Cuyler. Died August, 1744,aged 67.

STEPHEN BAYARD, 1744 to 1747— Born in this city. Followed the business of sugar-refining in Wall street. Married in 1725 to Alida Vetch.

EDWARD HOLLAND, 1747 to 1756—Of English birth. Engaged in mercantile pursuits in this city. Died while holding the mayoralty in 1750.

JOHN CRUGER, JR., 1750 to 1766—Born in this city. Was a merchant in the Dock Ward.

WHITEHEAD HICKS, 1766 to 1777—Born in 1728. Followed the legal profession. Married in this city the daughter of John Brevoort. Died at Bay side, L. I., 1780.

Interval Of The Revolution

DAVID MATTHEWS—By profession a lawyer.

Under the State Government

JAMES DUANE, 1783 to 1789—Born in this city in 1733. Followed the legal profession. Married in 1759 to Mary Livingston. Resided at his seat near the present Gramercy Park. Died at Duanesburg, N. Y., in 1797.

RICHARD VARICK, 1789 to 1801—Born in New York. By profession a lawyer. Resided in Broadway, above Wall street. Died in 1831.

EDWARD LIVINGSTON, 1801, 1802—Born at Livingston's Manor, in 1764.Followed the legal profession. Removed to Louisiana. Subsequently returned to Rhinebeck, where he died in 1836.

DE WITT CLINTON, 1803 to 1807, 1808 to 1814—Born in Orange county, N. Y. By profession a lawyer. Died, while in office as Governor of New York, in 1828.

MARINUS WILLETT, 1807—Born at New York about the year 1740. Became a distinguished officer in the American Revolution. Died on his estate at Corlears' Hook in 1830.

JACOB RADCLIFF, 1810, 1815 to 1818—Born at Rhinebeck, N. Y. Became a judge of the Supreme Court.

JOHN FERGUSON, 1815—Held the mayoralty a few months.

CADWALLADER D. COLDEN, 1818 to 1821—Born at Springhill, near Flushing, L. I., in 1769. A lawyer by profession. Died in 1834.

STEPHEN ALLEN, 1821,1822—Born in New York. A sail maker by trade, but in subsequent years became conspicuous in moneyed institutions. Died in 1852, from the burning of a steamboat.

WILLIAM PAULDING, 1823,1824, 1826,1827—Born at Tarrytown, about the year 1780. Engaged in the legal profession at New York. Married a daughter of Philip Rhinelander. Died at Tarrytown, aged about 80 years.

PHILIP HONE, 1825—Born in New York. Followed business of a merchant and auctioneer. Died in this city in 1851.

WALTER BOWNE, 1828 to 1833—Born at Flushing, L. I., in 1770. Became a hardware merchant in New York. Died in 1840.

GIDEON LEE, 1833—Born at Amherst, Mass., in 1778. Engaged in the leather business in New York. Died in 1841.

 

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Article Name: Mayors of the City of New York: Appointed by the Colonial
Researcher/Transcriber Miriam Medina

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BIBLIOGRAPHY: From my collection of books: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York; Joseph Shannon 1869
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