||Lord Cornbury orders the
rebuilding of Fort Frederick with stone.
||Start of Queen Anne's War in
America (called the war of Spanish Succession in Europe).
The Tuscarora join
the Iroquois Confederacy.
||Pieter Schuyler brings Mohawk chiefs to England.
start of three decades of peace on the New York frontier.
Palatine Germans begin to arrive in New York, many
eventually settle in Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys.
||Albany County gains and loses
territory during this time, finally reaching its present size with the creation of Schenectady County in 1808.
||Garrison in fort is increased and all male citizens
are placed under arms on outbreak of war between England and France,
the War of Austrian Succession, a.k.a. King George's War in America.
||First Colonial Congress
is held at Albany, where Benjamin Franklin introduces the Albany Plan of Union for all the colonies.
is made with the Iroquois Five Nations.
||The French and Indian War
begins. It is a part of the Seven Years War, a world war also fought in Europe,
Asia, Africa and at sea. It will end in 1763.
||Colonel William Johnson, commander of
the Albany County militia, captures Baron Dieskau at Battle of Lake George.
King Hendrick, Mohawk leader,
is killed there.
||Dr. Richard Shuckburgh
composes "Yankee Doodle" at Fort Crailo as British Army assembles under General Abercrombie for attack on Ticonderoga.
is defeated by the French with great losses.
||Lord Jeffrey Amherst
completes conquest of Canada and moves troops from Albany to Montreal,
alienating the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.
||British troops build
||Treaty of Paris ends
the French and Indian War. France
loses Canada to Britain.
||The British Parliament
passes the Stamp Act, to
the colonists' outcry of: “No
taxation without representation!”
||Sons of Liberty orchestrate opposition to the Stamp Act.
||The publication of
Laws and Ordinances of Albany.
||Mother Ann Lee
establishes the Shaker community in Watervliet.
||The American Revolution
||First public meeting of the Albany Committee of Correspondence. Mass meeting of citizens declares
sympathy for people of Lexington and Concord.
Companies enroll for service in the Revolutionary War.
Major General Philip Schuyler commands the Northern Department of the Continental Army.
||The Declaration of Independence
is read at City Hall.
Mayor Abraham Cuyler, a royalist, is deposed.
are arrested for drinking to the King's health.
The Committee of Safety takes
over city government.
Many local Tories leave for Canada.
The Battle of Valcour Island is fought on Lake Champlain and Benedict Arnold stalls
a British invasion.
||Refugees (from Saratoga and Ticonderoga) pour into Albany as Burgoyne advances.
City celebrates victory at Saratoga.
Burgoyne passes through Albany as a prisoner of war. Albany County Militia
played a key role
in Burgoyne's defeat.
New York State adopts its first constitution.
||General Lafayette takes up headquarters in city of Albany.
Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies prosecutes Tories.
||New York State Legislature first meets in Albany; passes an act restoring Albany's municipal government.
||British are foiled in
an attempt to kidnap General Schuyler.
American victory over British at Yorktown, VA.
Battle of Johnstown, last battle of
the America Revolution.
visits city of Albany with several of his officers.
||The Peace of
Paris is signed and the Revolutionary War
ends with American independence.
Eighty thousand Tories begin exodus from
the United States.
||Captain Stewart Dean's sloop,
Experiment, sails from Albany to Canton, China and back.
||The City of Albany celebrates its centennial.
||Township of Watervliet
is established, encompassing all of present day Albany County with the exception of the city of Albany.
||The City of Albany's population reaches 3,498;
Albany County's population reaches 75, 980.
Town of Rensselaerville is established.
becomes the center of New York State's major turnpikes.
The beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the Hudson Valley.
||Town of Coeymans is established.
||Great fire destroys
buildings in lower State Street–Maiden Lane area. Three slaves are subsequently hanged for
Town of Bethlehem is established.
||Town of Berne is
Five hundred sleigh loads of emigrants pass through city of Albany to
settle western New York.
||The city of Albany becomes New York State's capital and the seat of
||Beginning of gradual manumission of slaves in New York State.