||Jacobus Oloffs Van Cortlandt was a New Netherland settler.|
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Jacobus Van Cortlandt was a wealthy merchant and notable as the 30th and 33rd Mayor of New York City from 1710 to 1711 and again from 1719 to 1720. He owned a plantation in what is now Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York. At that time, the plantation was considered Yonkers. He was brother of a prior mayor, Stephanus, and the grandfather of John Jay, the famous founding father and first Chief Justice of the United States.
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