The Duke of York is crowned as James II. New York becomes a royal province.
Connecticut governor Robert Treat and New York governor Thomas Dongan ratify the boundary between their colonies.
Governor Dongan reconfirms the Flushing, Long Island, grant.
Mohawks deed land to Tenunis Slingerland.
Rumbout’s Patent, in Dutchess County, is awarded to Francis Rumbout.
France's Louis XIV revokes the Edict of Nantes, which had granted tolerance towards Huguenots, increasing their migration to America. Among them are John Jay's ancestors. Jay's grandfather Augustus is away on a trading voyage to Africa at the time.
Governor Dongan issues a patent to the van Rensselaer cousins for the Manor of van Renssalaerwyck.
The van Rensselaer patent is confirmed.
The approximate date the Old Dutch Church in Tarrytown – the oldest church
in the future state - is completed.
The Kinderhook Patent, in Columbia County, is granted to John Hendrik De Bruyn and others.
Albany City (Beverwick, William Stadt, New Orange) is incorporated by patent. ** Columbia County's Livingston Manor is patented.
Dongan issus a patent for Newtown (Middleburgh), Long Island.
Dongan confirms the incorporation of Southampton, in Long Island’s Suffolk County.
Dongan confirms the incorporation of East Hampton, in Suffolk County.
The colony's new Charter of Liberties is disallowed. ** The English, French and Senecas all try diplomacy. ** The municipal corporation of Albany acquires a deed to the Mohawk village of Tiononderogue (Fort Hunter).
The Crown establishes the Dominion of New England, covering all lands from New Jersey to Maine.
Pelham Manor is granted to John Pell.
The entire Iroquois League allies itself with the English.
James II issues a warrant to Dongan, ordering him to protect the Five Nations as Royal subjects.
Johannes Van Rensselaer dies, childless, leaving the patroonship of Rensselaerwyck clear for his nephew Killian.
Dongan tells the Iroquois that the French claim to have purchased land from them in the past.
The Iroquois respond that the French have no claim to their land.
The Iroquois tell Dongan they do not trust the governor of Canada and want the French removed from their beaver hunting grounds.
New York (Massachusetts, New Jersey) governor William Burnet is born in The Hague, Netherlands, to Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury, and Mary Scott Burnett.
The Hoosick Patent, in Rensselaer and Washington counties, is granted to Maria Van Rensselaer and others.
Royal governor Edmund Andros annexes the governments of New York and the Jerseys to the Dominion of New England.
Pioneer Bartel Vroman settles in the Saratoga Patent. ** Rhinecliff, in the mid-Hudson Valley, is settled. ** In order to protect the crop, the Brookhaven, Long Island, town meeting forbids gathering berries before September 15th, under a penalty of a 15 shilling fine.
The Albany Convention is established for protection against a French attack.
Meeting with Mohawk chiefs at Albany, New England commissioners form an alliance against the French, with the Five Nations.
Officials at an Albany convention suggest that a fort be built at the property of Bartel Vroman in Sarachtoge (Saratoga).
Approximately 2250 Seneca inhabit the colony.
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