William Loveridge


William Loveridge probably was an Englishman who was living in Albany as early as 1670. He was known in the community as a hatter.

His wife's name was Temperance. They had at least two sons and five daughters who lived until maturity. Albany resident William Jr. followed his father in the hatmaker's trade.

In 1671, Albany records identified him as a "master hatter." In 1679, his name was listed above his son on a census of Albany householders. During the 1670s, he bought and sold lots on the Albany real estate market.

He also owned land south of Catskill in what became known as the "Loveridge Patent" of 1682. Apparently, it was confirmed in 1686 - after the death of its namesake.

William Loveridge filed a will in January 1684. He died before June 3 when the will passed probate.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of William Loveridge is CAP biography number 1045. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 4/25/06