Peggy Schuyler’s first appearance is with her sisters, Elizabeth Schuyler, and Angelica Schuyler, as they sing of the Revolution; Angelica in hopes to give women more equal rights. Peggy is immediately portrayed as a rule-follower, always doubting whether the sisters should be out in the excitement while they were supposed to be at home at their father's serious instructions. Later on, she is seen hugging her sisters and Hamilton following Eliza's engagement to him. Hamilton also mentions that Peggy has begun to confide in him. Shortly thereafter, however, Peggy Schuyler passes away at a young age due to an illness, and as such makes no appearance in Act Two. She married Stephen Van Rensselaer III, therefore making her full name Margarita Schuyler Van Rensselaer.
Peggy Schuyler and Stephen Van Rensselaer had only one child that survived until adulthood, they were born in 1789 and died in 1868. Her other children died at birth.
Jasmine Cephas Jones originally played Peggy Schuyler.
- In reality, Peggy was actually known as very quick-witted and sarcastic.
- Peggy Schuyler, in reality, during a British raid in the Schuyler Mansion, ran downstairs to save an infant. She was caught and asked where her father was, though she lied for the answer, and legend says a soldier threw a tomahawk at her and missed, and that the mark is still there.
- She married her cousin.
- Alexander was the only one there when she died.
- She died at 43 years old from a common cold.