Stephanus van Cortlandt (May 7, 1643 – November 25, 1700) was notable as the first native-born mayor of New York City, from 1677 to 1678 and from 1686 to 1688. He was the patroon of Van Cortlandt Manor and was on the governor's executive council from 1691 to 1700. He was the first resident of Sagtikos Manor in West Bay Shore on Long Island, which was built around 1697. His brother, Jacobus Van Cortlandt also served as mayor of New York City. His wife, Gertruj Van Schuyler, was the sister of Pieter Schuyler, a colonial governor of New York and mayor of Albany.
Stephanus Van Cortlandt was born in 1643  and baptized in New Amsterdam on May 10 of that year, he was the first native mayor of New York City, and chief justice of the Supreme Court of New York. He married Gertrude Schuyler 10 Sep 1671 in New York, New York.
Documents show he had owned 104 acres of uplands and 2 acres of meadow, deed 26 April 1700 by the widow to Garret Cooke, release of mortgage on the premises, neighbours Peter Praa and Joost Duryea. Image att of entry. 
Note that this land had been purchased from Lawrence Cornelis Cook and his wife Margaritta c 1693/4. Conveyance entry on same page as above.
↑ 7.007.017.027.037.047.057.067.077.087.097.107.11 Thomas Grier Evans. "Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York." In Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. II. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
↑ Samuel S. Purple. "Marriages from 1639 to 1801 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York" In Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. I. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
Vol. 1, Page 61: "These purchasses were subsequently confirmed to Colonel Van Cortlandt, by a grant from King William III., dated June 2, 1697. Van Cortlandt died Nov. 25, 1700, and on My 23d, 1712, his heirs executed a deed to Matthias Van Dyke, of property described as..."
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