Philipse, Frederick (fĭlˈĭps) [key], 1626–1702, merchant and landowner in colonial America, b. Holland. He went (1647) with his family to New Amsterdam, where he became wealthy as a merchant. He bought (1672) a large estate, Philipse Manor, and later erected a church and also Philipsburg Manor at Upper Mills, North Tarrytown, N.Y. His town house in New York City was confiscated by the New York state government in the American Revolution (see Morris, Roger).
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