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   Robert Livingston of Clermont and his lineage  

lasting success of the Livingston family, as of other large landowners of colonial New York, was certainly also related to the conservation of the family estate in the hands of few leaders among the many heirs that the prolific families had. That is the reason why primogeniture was a strongly entrenched principle among the manor lords. In the Livingston family this meant that Philip Livingston and his line were the main heirs to Robert Livingston and Alida Schuyler. The other children

 

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