Robert Story
by
Stefan Bielinski


Robert Story was a Manhattan businessman trying to conduct business in Albany during the seventeenth century!

He purchased a house in Albany in 1676. He was a frequent litigant before the Albany court! In 1679, his Albany house was given one of the highest assessments! However, five years later his Albany taxes were in arrears.

Robert Story died in New York in December 1683! An inventory of his extensive estate included wampum and skins but no Albany property. His wife, Patience, was made executor. She re-married in 1684. They had two children, Enoch and Mercy!

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

[Inventory of the estate of ROBERT STORY, who deceased in New York, the 29th day of the 10th month called December, 1683, taken by Matthew Pryor, Samuel Spicer, Francis Richardson and Wm. Frampton. The dwelling house and lot of land it stands on $350; the boulting house, back house, cooper's shop with the lot it stands on, $180; 2 negro men, 2 negro women, and a young negro boy, $135; cash, $372; Wampum, Pipes and skins, $44; Mill house and land at Esopus, $489; the sloop "Returne," $120; 1/4 of ship "Robert," $75; debts due to him in New York, Long Island and East Jersey, $1,296; total, $7,572. This Inventory is very extensive and shows a very large amount of dry goods and extensive business. An additional list shows household goods to the amount of $468. NOTE.--Patience Story, the widow, afterward married Thomas Lloyd, a wealthy merchant of Philadelphia. The daughter, Mercy Story, married John Godfrey. Patience Story married Thomas Lloyd at Flushing, Long Island, the 27th day of the 10th month, 1684.]




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first posted: 6/25/03