Robert, the son of Rev. John Livingston, was born in Ancrum, Scotland, but spent the latter years of his boyhood in Holland, where his father went to escape religious persecution. By his twentieth birthday he had come to the Province of New York and settled in Albany. He acquired large tracts of land along the Hudson, and in 1686 obtained a patent which made his lands a manor, and himself the first lord of Livingston Manor. This portrait of him is a twentieth-copy of an original dated 1718.
Gift of d'Alte A. Welch
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