Jeriamias inherited in 1719 and died in 1745. Manor passed to his brother Stephen VR I who was sickly.
Stephen VR -sickly
1745 - 1747
Inherited patroonship from brother Jeremias. Stephen was sickly and died in 1747 at age 40.
Stephen VR II guardian
1747 - 1763
Stephen inherited at age 5. Presumably the estate was overseen by his guardian until he was 21
Stephen VR II
1763 - 1769
Stepphen VR II died at age 27 as one of the richest men of the region. The Manor passed on to his eldest son Stephen VR III who was five.
Stephen VR III guardian
1769 - 1784
The estate was controlled by Abraham Ten Broeck until Stephen III was 21 Stephen III attended school in Albany and then New Jersey and Kingston during the Revolution. He graduated from Harvard College in 1782.
Stephen VR III
1784 - 1839
Estimated settlement date
Beaver Dam settlement
1740 - 1750
Knox - First church & school
Source: Memorial Volume of Hartwyck Synod per Tenny and Howll in their History of Albany County
French & Indian War
1754 - 1763
Shows Beverdam with a few houses
Beaver Dam Reformed Church
Rensselaerwyck map shows four houses in hill towns
Shows Schoharie - Altamont road and a few houses
Earliest known hilltown leases
About 12 leases signed on the same day
1775 - 1783
Survey of vacant land
1785 - 1787
Survey of vacant land prior to recruiting new settlers
Irregular lots were early settlers, regular lot were vacant lands