Philip Livingston

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  1. Son of John Livingston (c. 1714-1788) and his wife Catherine nee de Peyster. From a wealthy New York family with extensive political connections, his uncle was Philip Livingston (1716-1778), one of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence.

  2. 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. Philip's father John Livingston was described as a merchant of New York in Henry's will, and made executor of Henry's North American property. Aleppo was listed to the heirs of Henry Livingston from 1772 to 1823. It's not clear for how long Philip Livingston retained an interest in the estate.

  3. Online unsourced genealogical websites state this is in fact Philip John Livingston (1744-1818), son of John Livingston (1714-1786) and Catherine De Peyster (1724-1767), husband of Frances Baynard (1742-1814) and father of Alfred Livingston (1787-1824). This could fit the slave register records of Aleppo estate of which Philip John Livingston was listed as trust beneficiary in 1817 and previous owner in 1820, and of which Alfred Livingston was listed as trustee in 1817. However, this has not been confirmed from primary genealogical records.

Note: not to be confused with his first cousin also called Philip Livingston, "Gentleman Phil", son of Peter Van Brugh Livingston (c. 1710-1793).


  1. E. Brockholst Livingston, The Livingstons of Livingston Manor (1910) p. 543.

  2. 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.

  3. Numerous online websites including: "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (, accessed 3 June 2019), entry for Phillip John /Livingston/, cites sources; "Nunley - Littman Tree" file (2:2:2:MM6M-NT1), submitted 30 March 2017 by RandaleN [identity withheld for privacy]. Slave Register of 1817: T 71/33 33-40 . Slave Register of 1820: T 71/34 229v-230v.

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

Further Information


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

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
First Cousins