Hendrick Jr. followed his father in the fur trade - perhaps representing the family in the Indian country. He appeared on Albany rolls first in 1722 when he was elected assistant alderman for the second ward.
In December 1722, he was thirty-two when he married Margarita Van Deusen at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member, pewholder, and occasional baptism sponsor. By 1733, six of their children had been christened in Albany.
Over the next decade, Hendrick Jr. settled down in Albany - inheriting his father's Pearl Street home and blosseming into a prominent merchant and member of the Albany business community. In 1758, he was appointed justice of the Albany County court of common pleas. In 1763, his name appeared on a list of Albany freeholders.
Hendrick Cuyler, Jr. filed a will in March 1761. It named his wife, son , and three daughters as direct heirs. He was buried from his church in March 1765. The will passed probate two years later.
first posted: 4/30/05