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James DeLancey
Birth: Nov. 27, 1703
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1760
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Colonial Governor of New York. The son of a prominent merchant, he was sent to England to attend college at Cambridge and study law in London. In 1729 he married Anne Heathcote, whose father Caleb had served as Mayor of New York City. The same year DeLancey became a member of the Governor's Council and the New York Assembly, and in 1731 he became a Justice New York's Supreme Court. In 1733 he replaced Lewis Morris as Chief Justice, a post he held until his death. On the court DeLancey supported the royal government by attempting to obtain a conviction of John Peter Zenger. In 1747 King George II named him New York's Lieutenant Governor, but DeLancey no longer backed the royal government as he had during the Zenger trial and sided with the Assembly in a dispute over the Governor's salary, causing Governor George Clinton to withhold the king's commission until 1753. In September 1755, Sir Charles Hardy became Governor. When Hardy led a French and Indian War expedition against Louisbourg in 1757, DeLancey became the de facto Governor, serving until his death. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Family links: 
  Stephen DeLancey (1663 - 1741)
  Anna Van Cortlandt DeLancey (1677 - ____)
  Anne Heathcote DeLancey (1706 - 1799)*
  John Peter DeLancey (1753 - 1828)*
  James DeLancey (1703 - 1760)
  Pieter DeLancey (1705 - 1770)*
  Anne Delancey Delancy Watts (1723 - 1775)*
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Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jun 21, 2009
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James DeLancey
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 9, 2014
Honoring your memory on your 253rd anniversary in heaven. May you be at rest in heavenly peace James!
- Osiris
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013

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 Added: Jun. 12, 2012
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