Margaret (Livingston) Tillotson (1749-1823)

Mrs Margaret (Livingston) Tillotson, "The Angel of Linwood"

Associated Houses

Clermont Manor




She was said to have been the best known of her six sisters to the people of Rhinebeck, and was "much loved". The Rev. Blanchard wrote: "Mrs Tillotson has not left any record on the pages of history as have her brothers (and husband), but she has left in the hearts of people, now departed, a record passed on in repeated kindliness. It was the custom of "The Angel of Linwood" to have her carriage brought up in the morning and with a well filled basket go out in search of the needy. None was ever known to be neglected". She and her husband were the parents of five children.


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 22/10/2018 and last updated on 28/07/2021.
Year Book of the Dutchess County Historical Society, Volumes 23-30; Dutchess County Historical Association