Pieter Marshall


Pieter Marshall probably was born about 1720. We seek information on his background.

In July 1743, he married Albany native Anna Flensburgh at the Albany Dutch church. By 1755, six children had been christened in Albany where he was a regular baptism sponsor.

His name first appeared on Albany rolls in 1733 when he was named constable for the second ward. We believe he was identified as a carman and listed as Pieter Marseille on the census of city households taken by the British in 1756.

During the 1760s and 70s, his first ward home was valued on city assessment rolls . In 1767, he was listed as a private in an Albany militia company. In 1770, he was made a member of the Albany night watch. In 1773, he was paid for service to the city.

He contributed a small sum for the relief of Ticonderoga in May 1775. However, his name does not appear on Revolutionary War-era rosters.

After 1779, his name no longer appeared on Albany rolls. Perhaps he moved in with his sons who were living in Albany and Watervliet in 1790.

Pieter Marshall died in July 1795 and was buried from the church. His widow was among Albany's needy poor in 1800.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: Without firm birth information, the life of Pieter Marshall has not yet been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 7/30/06