Gold ring; box of wood, paper, and velvet with metal hook closure
Box: 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. (3.2 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm)
Overall: 1/8 x 3/4 in. (0.3 x 1.9 cm)
Silver Weight: 3 dwt (5 g)
engraved: around inside: "Kiliaen Van Rensselaer vn Anna Van Weely den 14 december Ad 1627"
Gold wedding ring with engraved foliate wreath around exterior. Inscription at interior; wooden box with red painted exterior and arched lid.
Gift of Kiliaen Van Renssalaer V
Presented to Anna Van Wely (ca. 1601-1670) by Kiliaen Van Rensselaer (ca. 1580-1643); to their son Nicholas Van Rensselaer (1636-1678), who married Alida Schuyler (1656-1727); to their nephew Kiliaen Van Rensselaer III (1663-1719), who married Maria Van Cortlandt (1674-ca. 1730); to their son Stephen Van Rensselaer (1707-1747), who married Elizabeth Groesbeck (1707-1756); to their son Stephen Van Rensselaer II (1742-1769), who married Catherine Livingston (1745-1810); to their son General Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764-1839), who married (2nd) Cornelia Paterson (1780-1849); to their son William Paterson Van Rensselaer (1805-1872), who married (2nd) Sarah Rogers (1810-1887); to their son Kiliaen Van Rensselaer IV (1845-1905), who married Olivia Phelps Atterbury (1848-1923); to their son Kiliaen Van Rensselaer V (1879-1949), the donor.
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