Philipse, Frederick

Philipse, Frederick

(fĭl`ĭps), 1626–1702, merchant and landowner in colonial America, b. Holland. He went (1647) with his family to New Amsterdam, where he became wealthy as a merchant. He bought (1672) a large estate, Philipse ManorPhilipse Manor,
colonial estate of Frederick Philipse, confirmed by a royal charter (1693), extending from the present North Tarrytown, N.Y., to the present Bronx, with the Hudson River on the west and the Bronx River on the east. Its area was 90,000 acres (36,400 hectares).
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, and later erected a church and also Philipsburg Manor at Upper Mills, North Tarrytown, N.Y. His town house in New York City was confiscated by the New York state government in the American Revolution (see Morris, RogerMorris, Roger,
1727–94, Loyalist in the American Revolution, b. Yorkshire, England. He came (1755) to America as aide-de-camp to Gen. Edward Braddock and fought under James Wolfe at Quebec.
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