Nicholas De Mayer

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Nicholas De Mayer
9th Mayor of New York City
In office
October 14, 1676 – 1677
GovernorEdmund Andros
Preceded byWilliam Dervall
Succeeded byStephanus Van Cortlandt
Personal details
Born(1635-07-10)July 10, 1635
Hamburg, Holy Roman Empire
DiedMarch 19, 1691(1691-03-19) (aged 55)
New York City, New York
Spouse(s)Lydia Van Dyck (dates unknown)
Sarah Kellnar (dates unknown)

Nicholaes DeMeyer (DeMayer) (c. July 10, 1635 – March 19, 1691) was the ninth mayor of New York City, in the English colony of New York. He was appointed mayor by Governor Edmund Andros on October 14, 1676 and served until 1677.[1]

DeMayer was from Hamburg. He is known to have been married twice, once to Lydia Van Dyck and once to Sarah Kellnar. At one time, DeMayer was described as "the second-wealthiest man in the New Netherlands".[1]

DeMayer's father in law, Hendrick Van Dyke, is notable for starting the Peach Tree War by shooting a Native American woman picking peaches on his property. Nicholas also participated in this war.

Due to the various means of spelling his name, and the non-standard bookkeeping practices of the time, DeMayer's name has been found in many forms:

  • Nicholaes DeMeyer
  • Nicholas de Meyer
  • Nicholas de Meyer Van Holstein
  • Nicholas Meyer Van Hamborg
  • Nicholas DeMayer
  • Nicholas Meyer
  • Nicholas DeMeirt
  • Nicholas Demeyrt
  • N.D. Meijer


  1. ^ New York City Mayors Part I, page 27. Ralph J. Caliendo. Retrieved May 23, 2012.


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