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In Memory of Thomas Dongan

 
 
In Memory of Thomas Dongan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2006
1. In Memory of Thomas Dongan Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of Thomas Dongan
Born 1634   Died 1715

Earl of Limerick General in the armies of England and France
Irish patriot and devoted Catholic Governor of New York 1683-1688
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Father of the first representative Assembly and the Charter of Rights and Privileges granting popular government religious toleration, trial by jury, immunity from martial law, freedom from arbitrary arrest.
Framer of the first City Charter for Albany and New York
Founder of Latin school under Catholic auspices and teachers.
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This tablet erected by the Columbian Assembly
Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus
Oct. 8th 1911

 
Erected 1911 by Columbian Assembly, Fourth Degree Kinghts of Columbus.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionCivil RightsColonial Era.
 
Location. 40° 42.75′ N, 74° 0.564′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County.
Old St. Peter's Church image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2006
2. Old St. Peter's Church
The edge of the marker is just visible behind the first column and the scaffolding on the left
Marker is on Barclay Street near Church Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Michael the Archangel (here, next to this marker); Deo Magno Aeterno (here, next to this marker); St. Florian (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (a few steps from this marker); Pierre Toussaint (a few steps from this marker); St. Peter's Free School (a few steps from this marker); St. Mary Magdalene (a few steps from this marker); St. Joseph (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Dongan, 2nd Earl of Limerick. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Thomas Dongan image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 10, 2020
3. Thomas Dongan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 3, 2020