Robert Rumney


Referred to variously, Robert Rumney was born in 1709 and christened in the Albany Dutch church on October 30. He was the first son born to the marriage of Jonathan and Johanna Van Corlear Rumney. His English father, a former soldier, died in 1722. A few years later, his Albany-born mother re-married and then re-located to New Jersey. Robert probably had siblings but current connections to other Albany "Rumneys" are tenuous and dictate caution.

We have not uncovered marriage or church affiliation information. Perhaps his sister married at the Albany Dutch church in 1730.

Young Robert was an Albany resident. In September 1734, he was appointed sole constable for the second ward. Perhaps he lived with an adult sibling at that time.

In 1750, he was not among the grandchildren named in the will filed by his mother's mother. At that time. Johanna Van Corlear Rumney Groesbeck was living in New Brunswick.

After 1734, the name of Robert Rumney has not yet been found in the community-based record. Perhaps, he did follow his mother to New Jersey. With unanswered questions and loose connections, we move on for now.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Robert Rumney has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/10/12