Robert Lottridge


Robert Lottridge was a resident and innkeeper in Albany during the middle decades of the eighteenth century. Occasionally, he was referred to as "Richard" Lottridge.

He probably was born during about 1720 and was of English ancestry. He was a member and "staunch supporter" of St. Peter's Anglican church. His wife was Elizabeth Hopkins - with whom he had at least three children who were christened at St. Peter's between 1749 and 1757.

During the 1750s, his inn was the site of a number of dinners and meetings for official functions including hosting the Albany Congress in 1754. Earlier, he had been involved in business at Oswego and beyond.

In July 1758, letters of administration on his estate were issued to his neighbor, Staats Van Santvoort. His widow re-married in 1760. He was the father or kinsman of Thomas Lottridge.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Robert Lottridge is CAP biography number 453. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 9/20/06