Walter Livingston

27th Nov 1740 - 14th May 1797


American lawyer and politician. Inherited a share in Aleppo estate in St Mary, Jamaica, in 1772. Aleppo was listed to the heirs of Henry Livingston from 1772 to 1823. It's not clear for how long Walter Livingston retained an interest in the estate.

  1. Son of Robert Livingston (born 1708), "Third Lord of the Manor of Livingston", and his first wife Maria nee Thong. Nephew of Henry Livingston of Aleppo estate in St Mary, Jamaica, and (with three of his first cousins) co-heir of Aleppo estate and co-executor of Henry Livingston's will.

  2. "LIVINGSTON, Walter, (nephew of Philip Livingston and father of Henry Walter Livingston), a Delegate from New York; born November 27, 1740; delegate to the provincial convention held in New York in April and May 1775; member of the First Provincial Congress from May to November 1775; judge of Albany County in 1774 and 1775; served as commissary of stores and provisions for the department of New York from July 17, 1775, until September 7, 1776, when he resigned; deputy commissary general of the northern department in 1775 and 1776; member of the State assembly 1777-1779 and served as speaker in 1778; member of the New York and Massachusetts Boundary Commission in 1784; a member of the board of regents of the University of the State of New York 1784-1787; Member of the Continental Congress in 1784 and 1785; appointed Commissioner of the United States Treasury in 1785; died in New York City on May 14, 1797; interment in Trinity Churchyard."

  3. Walter Livingston built Teviotdale, a country house in Columbia County, New York, in 1774.

  4. Walter Livingston was "part-owner of Aleppo plantation in Jamaica and owner of 20 slaves in New York in 1790, when he was a trustee of Columbia College."


  1. E. Brockholst Livingston, The Livingstons of Livingston Manor (1910) p. 543; Email from Peter Pellizzari, 30/05/2019 sourced to Last will and testament of Henry Livingston, 21 Sept. 1772, Folder 1, Henry Livingston will and accounts, 1756-1772, New York Historical Society, New York.

  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, [accessed 03/02/2019].

  3. Multiple sources give more information on Teviotdale including 'Inspiration on the Hudson', New York Times 21/08/1988.

  4. 'Columbia and slavery. Part 3. The Livingstons', [accessed 03.06.2019].

We are grateful to Peter Pellizzari for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Cornelia Schuyler (c. 1746-1822)
Lawyer and politician

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1772 [SY] - → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Teviotdale [Built] 

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Teviotdale, Linlithgo, New York, USA - United States of America