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Philipsburg Manor

Philipsburg Manor (sometimes referred to as Philipse Manor) was a manor situated to the north in New York City in Westchester County in the Province of New York. The Netherlands-born Frederick Philipse, two partners, and I purchased the first land, part of a Dutch patroonship that Adriaen van der Donck owned. Philipse later bought his partners out and added land before being granted the royal charter in 1693 of the 52,000-acre (21,000 acres) estate, becoming its first Lord. EZ Yonkers Junk Removal

Following his demise, the manor was divided between his grandson and son, who continued their growth.  Philips had a variety of businesses that they owned. The Philips was involved in slavery and employed enslaved people to build most of the structures located on their Philipsburg property. The farmers who were tenants on the manor were an array of Europeans.

The manor’s land was taken away during the American Revolution when Loyalist Frederick Philipse III, its third and final lord, was convicted of treason by New York’s revolutionary government in 1779. The land that was part of the estate could be used to collateralize to raise funds to finance the revolution and later auctioned off. A few of the historic structures, like those of the Philipsburg Manor House in Sleepy Hollow, Philipse Manor Hall (the seat of the family) in Yonkers, New York, and The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, have been designated National Historic Landmarks.

The Philipsburg Manor land was first bought from Adriaen van der Dock, who was granted the Dutch patroonship of New Netherland before the English took over in 1664. Frederick Philipse I, Thomas Delaval, and Thomas Lewis purchased the first tracts in 1672, which is now northern Yonkers. Philipse also made several other purchases during 1680-1686 from Wiechquaeskeck and the Sinsink indigenous tribes. He was extending the land north and south and purchasing an unspecified parcel of land in the Tappan’s west portion of the Hudson River. The manor was comprised of 52,000 acres (21,000 ha) of land. Philipse also sold his stakes in the partnership during this period.

The estate’s boundaries included the Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the south, and it was the Croton River to the north, The Hudson River to the west, and the Bronx River to the east. Philipse was granted the chartered royal warrant in 1693, establishing Philipsburg’s Manor of Philipsburg and making Philipse the first lord of the manor. Along with the three other leading estates of the colony–Rensselaerswyck, Cortlandt, and Livingston–Philipsburg created one of the colony’s wealthiest and most powerful families.


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