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Allen, William (1704–1780), landowner and politician in America, was born on 5 August 1704 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William Allen (d. c.1725), merchant, and his wife, known only by her maiden name, Budd. They were Presbyterians from Dungannon, Tyrone, to whom ...

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Livingston, Robert Robert (1718–1775), landowner and politician in America, was born in August 1718 in New York city, the only child of Robert Livingston (1688–1775), merchant and later proprietor of Clermont, and his wife, Margaret, née Howarden (c.1693–1758). Livingston was educated at home and then trained as a lawyer in ...

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Norris, Isaac (1701–1766), landowner and politician in America, was born on 3 December 1701 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of fourteen children of Isaac Norris (1671–1735), and his wife, Mary (1674–1748), daughter of Thomas Lloyd, president of the council of Pennsylvania. A lifelong resident of ...