EASTERN NEW YORK STATE TIMELINE - 1725-1734
New York governor William Burnett forms the Burnetsfield Patent, granting 92 Palatine Germans, including John Jost Petri and Conrad Rickert, 100-acree plots of land north and south of the Mohawk River.
King George I issues letters patent to settlers of East Camp (Germantown). ** The approximate date Dutch immigrants from Kinderhook settle in the Chatham area. ** A building is erected at Amagansett, on land settled by the Schellinger brothers at Main Street and Windmill Lane. It will become a museum. ** Immigrants from the German Palatine settle in the western Mohawk Valley on a patent granted by Governor Burnett, among them John Jost and Cathrine Herkimer, parents of future General Nicholas Herkimer. **Plans are first proposed for improving navigation on the Mohawk River, but nothing will be done until 1792.
A 3,500-acre patent in Schoharie County and a 2,000-acre patent in Montgomery County, are granted to Lewis Morris and others – the third and fourth Morris’s Patents.
The approximate date former blacksmith Willem Abrahamse Tietsoort, a survivor of the 1690 French and Indian massacre at Schenectady, dies in Poughkeepsie, at about 80 years of age. ** Fur trade on credit for Ulster County peaks.
Merchant and land speculator Jelles Douwse Fonda is born in Schenectady to Douw Jelles Fonda and Maritje Vrooman Fonda.
The Jonathan Hasbrouck House, in Newburgh, is built. ** Peter Vrooman and several other Dutch families settle on his Schoharie County patent. ** Orange County courts are held at Goshen for the first time. ** History of the Five Indian Nations, by Doctor Cadwallader Colden, is published in London.
Scientist-politician Cadwallader Colden moves his wife and children from New York City to Coldengham, his manor house near Newburgh. ** Royal governor of New York and New Jersey William Burnet is transferred to Massachusetts. ** The fur trade in Ulster County begins slackening dramatically.
Former New York governor and current governor of New England William Burnet dies in Boston at the age of 40.
The 4,300-acre Bleecker’s Patent, in Montgomery County, is granted to Rutger Bleecker and others. The 4,300-qacre Otsquaga Patent, in Montgomery County, is granted to Rutger Bleecker and others.
A major downturn in the state’s fur trade reverses slightly, but only temporarily.
The 3,000-acre Lindsay and Livingston’s Patent, in Herkimer County, is granted to John Lindsay and Philip Livingston.
A channel is dug through an oxbow on Wood Creek, the first canal in the state. ** The approximate date Palatine Germans build a church near Newburgh. ** The approximate date Cooperstown settler/squatter David Shipman is born in Connecticut. ** Long Island farmer Yoos Springsteen falls in his barn and dies within an hour.
eldest son, leaving a wife and two other children behind.
The New York-Connecticut border is established, but not to the satisfaction of all.
Thomas Hawley and his associates receive a patent for the 50,000-acre Oblong Tract along the eastern end of today’s Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties.
The 6,000-acre Huyk Patent, in Colombia County, is granted to Burgar Huyk.
The French build Fort St-Fredéric, at Crown Point at the southern end of Lake Champlain, to fortify the Saint Lawrence.
The 4,000-acre Ludlow’s Patent, in Orange County, is granted to Gabriel Ludlow.
The 2,000-acre Windecker’s Patent, in Montgomery County, is granted to Hartman Windecker.
John Henry Lydius arrives at Fort Nicholson, at the Great Carrying Place (later part of Fort Edward) to build a trading post.
Sometime between this year and 1740 Cornplanter (Gyantwaka - The Planter) is born to a Seneca mother and a Dutch father, Johannes Abeel of Albany, a trader who lives with and likes the Indians. His fellow whites refer to him as an “alleged lunatic”. ** William Cosby is appointed Royal Governor. ** An account book for the fur trade in Ulster County lists 243 transactions carried out with local Munsee (Esopus, Wappinger) Indians over the past twenty years.
Colonial governor William Cosby summons Fort Hunter commander Captain Walter Butler to his Albany office, offers him title to 86,000 acres of Mohawk land surrounding Hunter, land supposedly belonging to the Corporation of Albany.
Butler arrives at Fort Hunter, meets with local Mohawks led by Teantontalogo, gets them to sign the 86,000 acres over to him for governor Cosby. Cosby will destroy the Corporation's deed.
The approximate date Suffolk County road commissioners lay out three east-west roads - North, Middle and South County Roads.
U. S. financier and land speculator Robert Morris is born in Liverpool, England.
Jamaica governor Robert Hunter, former provincial governor of New York and New Jersey, dies in his late sixties or early seventies.
The 22,000-acre grant, in New York’s Oneida County and the future Herkimer County, is awarded by George II to Joseph Worrell and others, as lessees of New York governor William Cosby. The land will include the site of Utica.
The Westchester County town of Yorktown, part of Cortlandt Manor, is apportioned among Gertrude Beeckman, Andrew Miller, Cornelia and John Schuyler, Elizabeth Skinner, Gertrude Verplanck , Philip Verplanck, Susan Warren, and John Watts during the division. The Town of Somers, also part of Cortlandt Manor, is apportioned among Miller, Margaret Bayard, Philip and Stephrn Van Cortlandt, Andrew Johnston, Stephen De Lancey and Susannah Warren. ** The third home of the First Reformed Church at Schenectady is dedicated.
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