Governor William Cosby

Governor William Cosby

Male Abt 1690 - 1736  (~ 46 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Cosby 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born Abt 1690  Stradbally Hall, Queen's, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1736  Fort George, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1788  Churchyard, St. Paul's, NY, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I282138  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2008 

    Father Alexander Cosby, Esq.,   b. Abt 1639, Stradbally Hall, Queen's, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth l' Estrange,   b. Abt 1640, Moystown, King's, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1692  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1655  Queen's, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 11 siblings 
    Family ID F113852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Montagu,   c. 24 Jun 1687, St. Margaret's, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1767, Meddesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 1711  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Cosby, Cpt.,   b. Abt 1713, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jul 1762  (Age ~ 49 years)
     2. Grace Cosby,   c. 9 May 1716, Saint Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Alexander Cosby,   b. Abt 1717, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759, Castle of Surat, Surat, Bombay, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     4. Elizabeth Cosby,   b. Abt 1719, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1788, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     5. Grace Cosby,   b. Abt 1720, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Capt. RN Henry Cosby,   c. May 1721, St. Anne Soho, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1753, New Brunswick, New jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2001 
    Family ID F113851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 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


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