Abt 1690 - 1736 (~ 46 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||William Cosby |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||Stradbally Hall, Queen's, Ireland
||10 Mar 1736
||Fort George, New York, NY
||Churchyard, St. Paul's, NY, NY
||20 Jan 2008 |
||Alexander Cosby, Esq., b. Abt 1639, Stradbally Hall, Queen's, Ireland , d. 1694 (Age ~ 55 years) |
||Elizabeth l' Estrange, b. Abt 1640, Moystown, King's, Ireland , d. 1692 (Age ~ 52 years) |
||11 siblings |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Grace Montagu, c. 24 Jun 1687, St. Margaret's, Westminster, London, England , d. 23 Dec 1767, Meddesex, England (Age ~ 80 years) |
||London, Middlesex, England
|+||1. William Cosby, Cpt., b. Abt 1713, London, Middlesex, England , d. Aft Jul 1762 (Age ~ 49 years)|
| ||2. Grace Cosby, c. 9 May 1716, Saint Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, England , d. Yes, date unknown|
|+||3. Alexander Cosby, b. Abt 1717, London, Middlesex, England , d. 1759, Castle of Surat, Surat, Bombay, India (Age ~ 42 years)|
| ||4. Elizabeth Cosby, b. Abt 1719, New York, NY, USA , d. 21 Dec 1788, England (Age ~ 69 years)|
| ||5. Grace Cosby, b. Abt 1720, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||6. Capt. RN Henry Cosby, c. May 1721, St. Anne Soho, Westminster, Middlesex, England , d. 16 Oct 1753, New Brunswick, New jersey (Age ~ 32 years)|
||27 Aug 2001 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- abt. 1703: When he was young, he traveled to Italy, where he won much money at the gamming tables, playing cards.
1704: Went to Spain, boudht his commission, under Gen. STANHOPE.
24 Aug. 1705: Cornet - 5th Dragoon Guards. ( Col. Cadogan's Regt. )
15 Apr. 1711: Capt. - 2nd Dragoon Guards. ( Harvey' Regt. of Horse )
24 Dec. 1717: Colonel - 18th Regt. ( Royal Irish Regt. )
30 Nov. 1735: Brigdr. Gen. ( then Govr. of New York )
1718-1728: His Regt. was transfer to Island of "Minorca", Balearie Islands ( captured by the British in 1708, returned 1802 ).
1727: was at the Sieage of Gibraltor.
30 Apr. 1731: Appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands, West Indies.
11 May 1731: Commission was sealed, for Leeward Islands.
June 1731: Appointed, Captain General & Governor in Chief of the Provinces of New York, New Jersey and Territories depending thereon in America and Vice Admiral of the same and Colonel in his Majestys Army.
13 Jan. 1732: King appointed him governor and captain general of NY & NJ.
1 Aug 1732: Arrived in New York, with wife, 2 daughters, and a son.
2 Jan. 1734: received 22,000 land grant from King George II, beside the Mohawk River, New York, ( Utica, NY inc. 1805 ), known as Cosby's Minor.
30 Nov. 1735: Appointed, Brig. Gen. British Army.
29 Sep. 1735: Appointed, Vice Admiral.
19 Feb. 1736: Will of William Cosby, Esq., Gov. of NY & NJ. tract of land "Cosby Manor", on both sides of the Mohawk river, south side to son William, north to son Henry lands at Rochester, in Ulster Co. (with mines) house and grounds in Soho Square, (Westminster), in London house and land at St.Leonard's Hill
30 Mar. 1736: Probated.
10 Mar. 1736: died from "Tuberculogis" at the Governors House, between 1 and 2 pm.
1736: Buried 1st. in a vault in the Chapel of Ft. George, NY.
1788: Was re-burried from chapel of Ft. George, to un-marked grave at St. Paul's churchyard, New York. (He was burried with Lord Bellomont's family ( Richard COOTE, Earl of BELLOMONT, Gov. of NY 1697 - 1701 ( who's family had lead coffins )
Ft. George, is now part of "Battery Park" New York City, NY