STATEN ISLAND, N. Y.
\stˈe͡ɪtən ˈa͡ɪlənd], \stˈeɪtən ˈaɪlənd], \s_t_ˈeɪ_t_ə_n ˈaɪ_l_ə_n_d]\
Definitions of STATEN ISLAND, N. Y.
Sort: Oldest first
was bought from the Indians by Michael Pauw in 1631 and later transferred to the Dutch West India Company. It was settled by colonists under De Vries in 1637, and two years later burned and ravaged by the Raritan Indians. The West India Company acquired the patroon titles on the island, but in 1665 it was confiscated by the Duke of York.
By John Franklin Jameson