Mayor of Albany, Peter Van Brugh
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Peter Van Brugh
Mayor 1699-1700, 1721-1723
Peter Van Brugh, son of Johannes Pieterse Verbrugge, a leading Holland trader, was born July 14, 1666. His mother was a daughter of the celebrated Anneke Jans. His sister Catrina married Hendrick Van Rensselaer, of Greenbush, ancestor of most of the leading members of the Van Rensselaer family. He held the office of Mayor in 1699 and 1700, and the years 1721-23. He was sworn in and took the oaths prescribed by Parliament at his appointment, November 9, 1720.

He married in New York, November 2, 1688, Sara, daughter of Hendrick Anna Cuyler, of Albany. they had one daughter, Catherine. His house was on the south side of State street, west of Pearl. In military matters he ranked as Captain. He was buried in the church, July 20, 1740.

The History of the County of Albany, by George Howell, (c)1886, p 658.

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