Livingston, Peter Van Brugh

Livingston, Peter Van Brugh:

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family of American statesmen, diplomats, and jurists. Robert R. Livingston (1654–1728)

Robert R. Livingston, 1654–1728, b. Roxburghshire, Scotland, was raised in Holland and immigrated to America in 1673 after his father died.
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Livingston, Peter van Brugh

(1710–92) merchant, patriot; born in Albany, N.Y. (brother of Philip and William Livingston). He prospered in New York City by privateering and by supplying various military expeditions during the French and Indian wars. He was a supporter of his brother William's Whig politics and supported the patriot cause during the American Revolution.
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