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(East Camp) Livingston Manor

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Date: 1710 [unknown]
Location: New York Colonymap
Surname/tag: Mattice
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"The English transported nearly 3,000 German Palatines in ten ships to New York in 1710. Many of them were first assigned to work camps along the Hudson River to work off the cost of their passage."[1]

"Germans had trickled into North American colonies since their earliest days. The first mass migration, however, began in 1708. Queen Anne's government had sympathy for the Protestant Germans and had invited them to go to the colonies and work in trade for passage. Official correspondence in British records shows a combined total of 13,146 refugees traveled down the Rhine and or from Amsterdam to England in the summer of 1709."[1]

"After arriving in New York and going through a period of quarantine on today’s Governor’s Island, the Palatines were transported north on the Hudson River bound for the mid-Hudson region. Split between two sites on the east and west sides of the river, the Palatine settlements were named East Camp and West Camp. "[2]

"Settlement by Palatines on the east side (East Camp) of the Hudson River was accomplished as a result of Governor Hunter's negotiations with Robert Livingston, who owned Livingston Manor in what is now Columbia County, New York." [1](not to be confused with present day Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, NY.)

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wikipedia entry for German Palatines
  2. Palatine settlements named East Camp, West Camp at Poughkeepsie Journal, (online), Apr 12, 2016.




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