The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York (Volume 1: Historical Records)


This volume is part of a series that profiles more than 1,300 families who settled in the Beekman Patent, a land grant given to Colonel Henry Beekman in 1697 by the English Crown and the second-largest patent in present-day Dutchess County, New York.

This important series documents the 18th century settlement of the Beekman Patent by Palatines, Dutch, and the English from Long Island and New England. The Beekman Patent was a major entry point from New England to New York and the West. This historical and genealogical study has chapters on the patent itself, the lease system, life in 18th century Beekman, Beekman patent records, Pawling records, roads, Revolutionary War history and Beekman-Livingston letters and diary.

This book contains all early information available on the Patent; the lease system, Precinct (town) records, road dedications, the Rent Wars, and more than 300 pages of local Revolutionary War data.

Frank J. Doherty

1990, 885 pp.

ISBN: 9780962644313