||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.
Jacob Van Cortlandt's will pages 308-312 Abstracts of NY Wills - Liber 13 - Van Cortlandt, Jacobus Page 425 - 12 May 1739 - was in good health, mentions a pre-antenuptial between Jacobus and Frederick Phillipse, deceased, father of my late wife Eva - a right to a corner house in NY now at 1739 occupied by a Peter Jay; mentions son Frederick to have certain lands; eldest dau Margaret married to Abraham De Peyster, daughter Mary wife of Peter Jay. Other daughter Anna. If any die without issue their share is to go to their siblings. Son Frederick exe. Proved 13 Sep 1740. 
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