Margarita Ryckman Kip


Margarita Ryckman is said to have been born in October 1681. She was the daughter of Albert Janse and Cornelia Quackenbush Ryckman. She grew up an older child of a very large family in the riverside home of Albany's most prominent brewer.

In April 1696, she became a member of the Albany Dutch church.

In October 1705, the church sanctioned her marriage to Samuel Kip of "Kipsberry" (family farm on Manhattan) at her father's Albany house. No children seem to have been christened in her Albany church.

These Kips appear to have made their home beyond the Albany magnet. Perhaps he was the Samuel Kip elected to the New York City Council during the 1730s.

In September 1736, Margarita was identified as a living daughter and heir in the will filed by her father.

Margarita Ryckman Kip is said to have died in October 1740. Her husband passed away either a month or eight years later

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Margarita Ryckman Kip is CAP biography number 1977. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 2/15/10