Stephen DeLancey (1663-1741)

"Etienne de Lancy" Member of the Governor's Council of New York

Associated Houses

Fraunces Tavern


He was from an old, noble Huguenot family who escaped France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Anglicizing his name to "Stephen" he sold the family jewels which were his inheritance and with that money embarked on what would be a highly successful career as a merchant at New York.  
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 20/12/2018 and last updated on 23/01/2020.