Series 1: The Schuylers & The Ten Broecks
Episode 2: Philip & Brom-A Lifelong Friendship
Philip Schuyler was born on the corner of what is now State and Pearl Street on November 20th, 1733, to Johannes and Cornelia Schuyler. Abraham Ten Broeck was born on the corner of Columbia and Market Street on May 13, 1734, to Dirck and Margarita Ten Broeck. Both Philip and Abraham came from large families, but they were each the eldest surviving son.
Both the Ten Broeck and Schuyler families came from rather humble origins. Back in the Netherlands, the Schuylers were bakers and the Ten Broecks employees of the West India Company. The patriarchs of both families had arrived in New York, or New Netherland, as it was called at the time, by the 1650s. Both families garnered wealth through the beaver fur trade. The families have a history of operating prominent trading businesses, serving on Albany’s city council, as mayors, Indian Commissioners, and holding militia commissions.
When Philip and Abraham were born, they inherited the legacy of their ancestors. They made ample use of it, and built upon it with their own accomplishments, as you’re about to learn in this episode of Tales of Old Albany.
“Philip and Brom - A Lifelong Friendship”
Presented by Casey Polomaine and Aaron Holbritter
Written by Jessie Serfillipi
Conceived and Edited by Aaron Holbritter
Produced by Aaron Holbritter and Casey Polomaine
Recorded by Isaac Newberry
Ian LaChance* as Abraham Ten Broeck, age 20, and the Poet
Isaac Newberry* as Philip Schuyler, age 20
Chris Foster as Abraham Ten Broeck, age 40
Patrick White as Philip Schuyler age 40 and Johannes Van Rensselaer
Casey Polomiane* as Philip Schuyler, age 8
Brigitta Giulianelli as Abraham Ten Broeck, age 8, Catherine Schuyler, and others.
Angela Potrikus as Elizabeth VR Ten Broeck
Evan Jones as School Teacher, and others
Maeve McEneny** as Cady Schuyler, and others
Marquis Heath as Prince, and others
Nick Bosanko as Rensselaer Schuyler
Joe Plock as Dirk Ten Broeck, Sr.
Matthew G. Hamm** as Albany Resident
(*Creative License founding member)
(**Albany County Historical Association Board Trustee)
Chase, Epic Adventure
Composer: Johannes Bornloff
Cinematic Piano by AShamaluevMusic.
Fife Feature: Lowlands Away
Music by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
Johann Pachelbel - Kanon in D
"Forgotten" by Whitesand
“Baron Steuben’s March”
Sturbridge Colonial Militia
"A Mothers Sacrifice"
Music By: Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/
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All music licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…
Letter used to inspire fictional letter: https://founders.archives.gov/?q=%20Author%3A%22Schuyler%2C%20Philip%22%20Period%3A%22Revolutionary%20War%22&s=1111311111&sa=schuyler&r=42
People of Colonial Albany
Book of Common Prayer: https://archive.org/stream/bookommray00epis#page/n189/mode/2up
“The Story of Arbor Hill and the Ten Broeck Mansion at Albany, New York” https://www.jstor.org/stable/23154791?read-now=1&loggedin=true&seq=4#page_scan_tab_contents
NYPL Philip Schuyler Papers
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Ten Broeck Mansion