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   Birth of the Lordship and Manor of Livingston  

Robert Livingston had acquired two stretches of land in 1683 and 1685, the first one of 2'000 acres close to the Hudson river, the second one of 600 acres at Taghkanic, close to the border to Massachusetts. After the final settlement with the Van Rensselaers, and probably as a reward for Livingston's readiness to help governor Thomas Dongan out of this politically tricky issue, the " Lordship and Manor of Livingston " was

 

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