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Contributions to tlie history of ancient 

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History of Ancient Families 



With a Biographical Sketch on the Author; and Additions and 
Emendations to the Work, 



Twenty-five of which are on Antique Parchment Paper. 



In Memoriam, vii 

Pedigree, xii 

Ancient Families — Stille — Woei^tendyk — Somerendyk (First 

Four Generations), 5 

Van Schaick {First Four Generations) — De Groot — Bloedgoedt — Onckel- 

bach — Kierstede — Bogaert, .... ... 9 

Siecken — Dey — Dye {First Four Generations) — Ryerson — Spier, . . 13 

Brevoort {First Four Generations) — Bastienszen — Sickels — Bill, . . 14 

Grevenraet [First Three Generations), 16 

D^'R.IU'E^ {First Four Generations) — Steenwyck — Gouverneur, . .17 

Zyperus, 20 

Wourterszen — Breestede — Adraen Pieterszen Van Alcmaer, . 21 

Santvoort {First Three Generations) ^Sunders — Walton, . . .22 

Eckerson {First Three Generations) — De La Montagne — Van Aernam — 

Bogaert — Heermans — Borry — Stuyvesant — Van Vechten, . . 23 

Sammans {First Three Generations), 25 

Stridles — Wanshaer {First Three Generations), 26 

Tymens — Van der Veen — Stephenszen, 27 

Leisler {First Three Generations) — De Kleyn — Vaughton — Walters — 

Rynders — Provoost — Bayard — Cuyler — Lewis, . . . -29 

LoOKERMANS^Van Cortlandt — Bayard — Kierstede — Bradford, . . 35 

Varick — Van Dyck — Van Kleeck — De Witt — Freligh, . , . .41 



Kip — Van der Heul — De Foreest — Kierstede — Hooglant — Ryckman — 
De Sille — Bryant — Van den Berg — Brower — Naylor — Lynch — Close 
—Purple 4S 

Meyer — Hansen — Rutgers — Janszen — Earle — Elbertszen — Vreeland — 

Van Beuren — Lent — Benson, 63 

De Meyer — De Meyert — Neering — Crundall — De Key, . . .73 

Van Dyck— Coely, ... ....... 77 

Varleth — Verleth — Stuyvesant — Backer — De Foreest — Hermans — 
Vanderheyden — Van Beeck — Schrick — Brockholst — French — Van 
Home — Livingston— Clarkson — Browne — Philipse — Beverley — Mor- 
ris — DePeyster — Spratt- — Ashfield — Provoost — Livingston — Stevens 
—Rutherfurd— Teller— Van Baal— Du Bois— Bayard— Brett— Van 
Tricht — Stoutenburg^ — Schuyler — De Peyster — De Bruyn — Bayard 
— Van Dam — ^Kemble — Van Home, . . . . . 79-114 


Dutch Aliases — Abrahanszen — Adamszen — Adrianszen — Albertszen — 
Arentszen — Barentszen — Casparszen — Claeszen — Comeliszen — 
Corszen — Dirckszen — Elbertszen — Evertszen — Franszen — Fredricks- 
zen — Gerritszen — Gilliszen, see Jilliszen — Gysbertszen — Hendricks- 
zen — Herbert — Huybertszen — Huygen — Idenszen — Isaackszen — 
Jacobszen — Jeurianszen — Jilliszen , or Gilliszen — Johanneszen— Joris- 
zen — Joosten — Josephs — Lambertszen — Laurenszen — Leendertszen 
— Lucaszen — Marius — Martenszen — Michielszen — Pauluszen — 
Peterszen — Resolvert — Reyerszen — Theuniszen — Thomaszen — 
Wesselszen — Williamszen, 115-118 

Miscellaneous Aliases, and ??«wfj j/^// ^ws or w2(7r« waj/J, - . 11 8-1 20 
GOUVERNEUR — Broughton — Gouverneur, 120 

Kip — of Kingston and Rhinebeck, N. Y. — Sleight — Lewis — Vredenburgh 

— Van Wagenen — Radcliff^Hermans, 121 

Corrections and Additions, 125 

Index to Names and Families, 127 


In |lffipmorifiin/ 

Edwin Ruthven Purple, the third son of Lyman Smith Purple and 
Minerva Sheffield his wife, was born in the town of Sherburne, Chenango 
Co., N. Y., on June 30, 1831. His maternal grandfather, James (Fones) 
Sheffield, was born in Charlestown, R. 1., April 12, 1766, and was of the 
medical profession. His paternal grandfather was Ansel Purple, born in 
Middle Haddam, Ct., in 1773, and his earlier paternal ancestor Edward 
Purple, of Haddam, Ct., 1674, was of English descent. 

After the death of his father, which occurred May 7, 1839, and before 
Edwin was eight years old, he was placed by his mother and elder brother 
at school in Earlville, Madison Co., N. Y., where he continued until the 
spring of 1846. In the summer of that and the following year he was em- 
ployed at farm labor, living at home during the winter months, and attend- 
ing the Earlville Academy — deemed at that time one of the best and most 
flourishing high schools in the county. In March, 1847, he came to the 
City of New York and secured employment as a clerk in a drygoods im- 
porting house. Here he remained about three years, until the spring of 
1850. In 1848 he became a member of the Laight Street Baptist Church, 
to which his family belonged, and to which he remained attached while in 
the city. 

In 1850 his employer arranged to close his business in New York, and 
established himself in San Francisco, Cal. — the land of great promise and 
of great attraction — and made such favorable overtures as to induce Edwin 
to follow him to that El Dorado; and accordingly, April 13, 1850, he 
embarked, on the steamship Cherokee; for Chagres, and went thence to 
Panama, where he took a sailing vessel (the bark Winthrop) for San Fran- 
cisco, where he arrived on the 12 th of July following, taking up three 
months, instead of a six months' passage around Cape Horn. On arrival 
he found that his employer, who had preceded him, had sold the stock of 
merchandise to arrive, and had abandoned the idea of setting up business 
for himself in California, having found that it was easier to sell goods at a 
profit than to secure a store at a moderate rent, or have any assurance 
against disaster. Remaining in San Francisco a few days, he went to 
Sacramento City, where, through the introduction of a friend, he hired an 
ox-team and wagon, loaded it with flour and other provisions, and started 

^ * In part condensed from memorial sketches read before the New York Genealogical and Biographical So- 
ciety, l^ Charles B. Moore, Esq. ; and the New York Academy gf Medicine, by Laurence Johnson, M.D. 


on a trading tour across the Sierra Nevada mountain range, to meet the 
incoming emigration across the plains. This expedition proved success- 
ful, and to him was both romantic and adventurous. Soon after his return 
to Sacramento, late in August, 1850, the cholera broke out there, and for 
days the principal business houses and public places of that city were 
closed, and the streets nearly deserted. On this calamitous account he 
left for San Francisco, and from thence went to Stockton, where, in Decem- 
ber, 1850, he fell back to his former quiet position, and obtained a clerk- 
ship in the store of Seneca Dean, formerly of Orange Co., N. Y. There 
were many in that region from the Empire State. 

In February, 1851, he commenced mining at Carson's Creek and 
Murphy's Camp, in Calaveras Co., and in October of that year formed a 
copartnership with Edwin T. Lake, an old trader in mining supplies, on 
the North Branch of the Calaveras River, and remained in this business 
two years. In the fall of 1853 he dissolved copartnership with Mr. Lake, 
designing to return to New York; but, being detained longer than he 
expected in the settlement of his business, he commenced the study 
of law in the office of William Jeff. Gatewood, Esq., of San Andreas, two 
miles from North Branch. His practical observance of rules as an ac- 
countant made the study of law as a science less difficult to him. In 
September,' 1854, he was elected one of the justices in the Fifth Town- 
ship, then one of the most populous in Calaveras Co. At that time the 
jurisdiction of justices of the peace extended to all actions, and in civil 
cases where the amount involved did not exceed five hundred dollars, and 
they had original jurisdiction in all actions to determine the right to mining 
claims. The business of the office,, both civil and criminal, was large, 
and during his term was increased by disability, by reason of sickness 
of Judge Spencer, the other Township Justice. His mind and talents, to 
say nothing of his patience, were fully exercised. In the fall of 1855 he was 
elected one of the three supervisors of Calaveras County, and served in 
that capacity one year. In November, 1855, he was admitted to practise 
as an attorney at law in the county courts of Calaveras County. From 
1855 to i860 he was one of the nine proprietors, and was the secretary and 
treasurer of the San Antonio Ridge Ditch and Mining Company, which, in 
addition to supplying water for mining and agricultural purposes in the cen- 
tral portion of Calaveras Co., was also extensively engaged in the manu- 
facture and sale of lumber in that region. 

In May, i860, he removed to Fort Yuma, California, where he was em- 
ployed as Agent of the Butterfield Overland Mail Company, until the mail 
service between St. Louis and San Francisco on the southern route was 
discontinued in April, 1861. At that date, a contract having been made 
by the company with the government to carry a daily overland mail be- 
tween St. Joseph's, Missouri, and Placerville, California, commencing July 
I, 186 1, the stock and stages of the company from Tucson in Arizona to 
Los Angelos in California were ordered to the new route between Placer- 
ville and Great Salt Lake City. On the 8th of May, i86i, in charge of 
one hundred and thirty horses and eighteen stages, with thirty men, he left 
Los Angelos for Salt Lake City, where he arrived, without the loss of an 
animal, on the i6th of June; the distance being about eight hundred 
miles, and half of which was through a desert country, inhabited only by 
roving bands of Indians. Here, as the Agent of the Overland Company, 


he remained until June, 1862, and then left there with a small company, 
principally old Californian acquaintances, for the Salmon River Gold Dig- 
gings in Oregon. Their heavy wagons loaded with supplies and drawn by 
oxen, were compelled to travel slowly, while the unusual falls of rain that 
season along the route greatly increased the difficulty and labor of ciossing 
the mountain streams and very much retarded their progress. On the 30th 
of July they reached the Beaver Head, the main stream of the Jefferson 
Fork of the Missouri River, which t\\ey prospected ior gold. Not finding 
the precious metal in paying quantities, they pushed on north to Gold 
Creek, in Deer Lodge Valley, where they arrived on the 7th of August. 
Here they concluded to abandon the idea of going to the Salmon River 
Mines, near Fort Walla Walla, 425 miles distant, and, owing to the short- 
ness of the season, made preparations to go into winter quarters at Stuart's 
ranche, located at the mouth of Gold Creek, and owned by two brothers, 
James and Granville Stuart (afterward called American Fork). .This was 
a favorite winter resort of the early trappers and pioneers. After leaving 
the Beaver Head they met a party of seven men, John White and others, 
on their way from Deer I^odge to Willard's Creek (a tributary of the Beaver 
Head) for the purpose of prospecting it for gold. These were undoubtedly 
the first white men that found gold in Willard's Creek (or Grasshopper, as 
it was called by them), the discovery of which peopled that country, till 
then a mountain wilderness, with at least fifteen thousand inhabitants in 
the spring and summer following. They contended with the rocks for sub- 
sistence and for wealth, and not with each other in arms, and, finding other 
rich placers in that region, fixed the status of Montana as one of the 
richest and most valuable of the western gold and silver producing Terri- 

In December, 1862, Mr. Purple opened a store at Bannack City, where 
these new discoveries of gold were made, his stock in trade consisting 
principally of provisions and mining utensils, which had been brought with 
him from Salt Lake City. Having disposed of these, in December, 1863, 
he left the Territory of Montana for New York, where he arrived in Feb- 
ruary, 1864, after an absence from his native State of nearly fourteen years. 
Here he entered into a business connection with Gov. James Duane Doty, 
ex-Gov. of Wisconsin, and others, for the sale of mining property, in which 
they were mutually interested in Montana. In April, 1864, he left 
again for that territory, but was taken seriously sick, and returned in De- 
cember following to New York. His many exposures had impaired his 

In 1869 he became a member of the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society — the first year of the existence of the Society. On the 
loth of December, 1870, he read before the Society his first paper, being 
extracts from the MS. autobiography of William Gowans, the antiquarian 
bookseller and publisher then but recently deceased. On the 13th of May, 
1871, he read a paper on the Biography of Cadwallader Colden, a Colonial 
Governor, Physician, and Philosopher. He gradually acquired an interest 
in genealogical investigations and a taste for family history. He took up 
the Colden papers, in possession of his brother, and prepared for the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Record the " Notes Biographi- 
cal and Genealogical of the Colden Family, and some of its Collateral 
Branches in America" which were published in the number for October, 


1873. These notes were, perhaps, kept back too long, to give place to 
others less important and less attractive. An edition of fifty copies, in 
book form, of this article was privately printed in 1873. 

The number of the Record for January, 1875, contained from his pen 
an elaborate Biographical and Genealogical Sketch of David Provoost of 
New Amsterdam, and some of his Descendants. An edition of one hun- 
dred copies of this article, in book form, was privately printed in 


From early youth he exhibited a deep-rooted fondness for exact knowl- 
edge, particularly mathematics and history. This in after years led him, 
in genealogical pursuits, to' examine carefully the source of New Nether- 
land family history ; and his attention was soon directed to the changing 
forms of Dutch family nomenclature. His careful and untiring ap- 
plication to this class of difficult investigations soon made him an expert 
in tracing with certainty the descendants of the first settlers of New Am- 

The first instalment of his ^^Contributions to the History of the Ancient 
Families of New York" appeared in the Record for April, 1876, con- 
taining four generations of the Stills, Woretendyk, Van Schaick, Somer- 
endyk, Siecken, alias Dey family, Brevoort, Grevenraet, De Reimer, and 
Zyperus families. In the July number, Wouterszen Van Breestede, Peter- 
zen Van Alcmaer, Santvoort, Echerson, Sanmians, Stridles, Wanshaer, 
Tymens, and Van der Veen families. In the October number, the first 
three generations of the Leisler family, correcting many previous errors, 
and with a note embracing the De Kleyn family. An emended edition, 
consisting of seventy-five copies, in book form, was privately printed in 
1877, with the following title : Genealogical Notes Relating to Lieut. Gov. 
Jacob Leisler and his Family Connections in New York. In the January 
number for 1877 appeared the Loockermans and Varicks ; in the April and 
July numbers, the Kip family (much more full and exact than any we had 
before), with two corrections. An emended edition of seventy-five copies, 
in book form, was privately printed in 1877 with the following title : "Con- 
tributions to the History of the Kip Family of New York and New 

In the numbers of the Record from January, 1878, to January, 1879, ap- 
peared the Meyer, De Meyer, and Varleth families, with various family 
connections, such as the Hermans, Brockholst, French, Philipse, Teller, 
Schuyler, Bayard, and others. There also appeared in the number for 
January, 1879, ^'^ very important and instructive list of " Dutch Aliases." 
To him are the readers of the Record indebted for the laborious indexes 
to names of several of the volumes of that work. 

These varied and important contributions to the family history of New 
Amsterdam (or New Netherland) and New York, much of the material 
for which are derived from the unpublished as well as published records 
of the Reformed Dutch and other churches, are herewith reprinted, with 
extensive emendations and additions, as a memorial by his surviving 

It perhaps need not be said — nor is it to be supposed — that all he has 
written has been published. In the preparation of this personal history we 
have been permitted to consult the MS. history of the Purple Family, pre- 
pared, with much labor, by him and his only surviving brother, 


He died at 47 years of age, and his travels and labors are ended. His 
style, like that of a truthful genealogist, was as free from surplusage, embel- 
lishment, or ornament, as that of an accountant's ledger. He had something 
biographical to say, but no one would discover by what he said that he had 
travelled far, or that he had ever visited California. His notes of travels, 
which are preserved, are both interesting and important. He wrote about 
such a notable character as Lieut.-Gov. Jacob Leisler, so that few, whether 
friendljj or hostile, had any reply or complaint ; and in his writings there are 
exhibitions of depth and strength of thought and sentiment deserving of 
particular notice. 

In 1876, the New York Academy of Medicine, having purchased a 
building for its use, and having received from his brother, who was then its 
President, a gift of over three thousand volumes of medical works, the 
value of which has been estimated at ten thousand dollars, Mr. Purple was 
selected to the important position of assistant or acting librarian, and, in 
the language of Dr. Laurence Johnson, his biographer before the Academy, 
he entered upon the duties of the office in the autumn of that year. He 
brought to the task before him not only a love for books, but an inexhausti- 
ble fund of patience. He began his work with the same painstaking care 
that characterized his labors as a genealogist, and of the work he here per- 
formed but little will ever have to be undone. He labored zealously and 
hopefully. He believed in a great and successful future for this library, 
and had an unbounded faith in its ultimate success. He continued to 
arduously labor in the library until February, 1878, when a sudden and 
alarming hemorrhage from the stomach suspended, for a time, his work. 
His progress toward recovery was slow. He visited the library from time 
to time, but his active labors were over. When satisfied that he would 
never be able to resume active duty as librarian, he tendered his resigna- 
tion, and presented the sum due him as salary, which he had never drawn 
from the beginning of his work, to the library fund of the Academy, ini- 
tiated by his brother. This generous and graceful act, on the part of one 
not a member, was without precedent in the history of the Academy. It 
deserved a special recognition. To provide for this and any future con- 
tingency of like character, the Academy created the honorary title of Bene- 
factor, and Mr. Purple was the first elected to that title. His gift formed 
the nucleus of the Academy's present library endowment, which has grown, 
as the library has grown, to respectable dimensions. His death from pneu- 
monia occurred on the 20th of January, 1879. To us of the New York 
Academy of Medicine, his life was full of promise and usefulness. He 
began here a work which is left to others to carry on toward completion. 
It is peculiarly fitting in this new I^ibrary Hall, which has just been dedi- 
cated under such brilliant auspices, that we pause for a moment from the 
usual labor which engages us to pay the tribute of respect to the memory 
of one whose last years were consecrated to its service. 

He was the recipient of distinguished honors from various historical and 
other learned societies, none of which did he value more than that of 
honorary member of the Historical Society of Montana, located at Helena 
City, Montana. 

On the 13th of February, 1868, he married Mary Frances, daughter of 
Charles Hawley and of Mary Van Antwerp (Lynch) Close of New York. 
Fiv^ children were borp to them — ^three survive him, all daughters. His 


wife's descent was brought out briefly in the History of the Kip Family, 
and this was written when his little child was fatally sick. The dedica- 
tion of it, as separately printed, was to the memory of this child as follows : 

Jn iJlemoritttn. 



Born May 30, 1875, Died July 5, 1876, 

In whose veins mingled the blood of some of the 




New Netherland and New England, 

These Contributions, 

to the preparation of which her brief life gave additional incentive, 

art Bcbicatili, 

With Ardent Love for her Memory and Profound Sorrow for 

Her early Death, 

By Her Fatlier. 


Hendrick Hendriclcszen Kip', Isaac Hendrickszen Kip', Isaac Kip", Abraham Kip'', 
Gerrit Kip', Abraham Kip', Rachel Kip' (wife of James Lynch), Mary V. Lynch" 
(wife of Chas. H. Close), Mary Frances Close ' (wife of Edwin R. Purple). 
Issue ; — Mary C. Purple '", Frances M. Purple 1°, Amelia G. Purple '**. 

Adam Brower ', Jacob Brower ', Jacob Brower ", Johannes Brower ^, EUenor Brower " 
(wife of Gerrit Kip '), Abraham Kip ", Rachel ICip ' (wife of James Lynch), Mary V. 
Lynch ° (wife of Chas. H. Close), Mary Frances Close ° (wife of Edwin R. Purple). 

Issue : — Mary C. Purple ^"^ Frances M. Purple '°, Amelia G. Purple ^''. 

Dr. Johannes De La Montague ', had by wife Rachel Defour, Jan De La Montagne ', 
Jr., who had by wife Pieternella Picques, Jan De La Montagne *, born in Amsterdam, 
who had by wife Annetie Waldron, Pieternella De La Montagne'' (wife of Jacob 
Brower '), Johannes Brower ', Ellenor Brower * (wife uf Gerrit Kip '), Abraham Kip ', 
Rachel Kip' (wife of James Lynch), Mary V. Lynch' (wife of Chas. H. Close), Mary 
Frances Close '» (wife of Edwin R. Purple). 

Issue : — Mary C. Purple ", Frances M. Purple ", Amelia G. Purple *'. 

Gerrit Lansing ', Hendrick Lansing '', Maria Lansing ' (wife of Huybert Gerritszen 
Van den Berg'), Maria Van den Berg' (wife of Abraham Kip'), Gerrit Kip\ Abraham 
Kip*, Rachel Kip ' (wife of James Lynch), Mary V. Lynch* (wife of Chas. H. Close), 
Mary Frances Close ' (wife of Edwin R. Purple). 

Issue: — Mary C. Purple, Frances M, Purple, Amelia G. Purple, 





To THE History of the Ancient Families of New York 

are dedicated, 

with fraternal love and regard, 

by his brother 

The Author. 



A proper respect for the memory of ancestors is not only laudable, but 
deeply implanted in the hearts of the good and wise of all civilized nations. 
To affect indifference to matters that pertain to family history is but to ac- 
knowledge the weakness of conceit, and to ignore the well-established law 
'' that the past is the parent of the future." The founders of the new world, 
whatever may have been their ancestral origin in the old, joined hands and 
hearts in a common issue — the planting of a nation whose influence is now 
felt to the remotest parts of the earth. To trace the origin and disclose the 
somewhat obscure relations of some of the ancient families of the colony 
and State of New York is the purpose of the following pages. 

(first four generations.) Jacobsen, alias Cornelis Jacobsen Van Vreelandt, alias 
Cornelis Jacobsen Stille, the ancestor of the Somerendyck and Woerten- 
dyk families, was in New Amsterdam as early as May, 1639, and may have 
been the junior Cornelis Jacobsen, who, with Cornelis Jacobsen, Senior, 
of Mertensdyk, leased, on the 14th of May, 1638, from Barent Dircksen, 
baker, the bouwery or farm called Walenstyne. He and Jan Jacobsen 
Stille, probably his brother, were farmers and leased together 15 th August, 
1639, from Jonas Bronck, a lot of land with dwelling-house and stock. 
His brother was probably the Jan Jacobsen of Vrelant, who made a mar- 
riage contract, August 15, 1639, with Maritje Pieters, of Copenhagen, and 
who conveyed, July 29, 1644, to Lambert Valckenburgh, a house on the 
island of Manhatten with 25 morgens of land adjoining. He probably left 
the country soon after or died without issue. 

On the 29th July, 1641, Cornelis Jacobsen Stille deeded to Lambert 
Huybertsen Mol a house and plantation next to Hans Hansen [Bergen] 
on Long Island, and May 13th, 1643, leased of Cornelis Van Tienhoven 
his bouwery in the Smiths Valley. On the i8th March, 1647, he obtained 
from Gov. Kieft a patent for bouwery No. 6, previously occupied by Wolf- 
ert Gerritsen [Van CouwenhovenJ, containing 28^ morgens of land.' This 
estate, says Mr. Valentine,'' lay between Division Street and the East River, 
extending eastward nearly to Corlear's Hook, and on the south-west in- 
cluded Wolfert's Meadows, through which ran the stream which carried 
the waters of the Kalkhook, or Fresh Water pond, to the East River. The 

1 Cal. of N. y. Hist. MSS., Dutch, 1630, 1664, pp. i, 10, 16, 22, 29, 67, 373. 

2 Valentine's Manual, i860, p. 556-8. 


original Stille farm house was situated at the head of Chatham Square, on 
the north-west corner of the present East Broadway ; the kitchen stood on 
the opposite side of East Broadway. Before 1668 Stille conveyed one- 
half of this farm to Augustine Hermans, which portion was again conveyed, 
January loth, 1685, to Wolfert Webbers and Hendrick Cornelisen [Van 
Schaick] by Fiancisca Hermans, as attorney for her father.' The premises 
were later known as the Rutgers farm, but have for many years comprised 
one of the most densely populated portions of the city. 

I. CoRNELis Jacobsen [Stille'], j. m., (young man or bachelor) from 
Vreelandt; m. I'^tj Aug. 24, 1642, Claesje Theunis, j. d., (young daughter 
or maid) from Amsterdam ; m. 2^, July 26, 1659, Tryntje Walings, from 
Amsterdam. He was living Jan. 20, 1683, and probably was the Cornells 
Jacobse, of the city of New York, naturalized June 7, 1684.^ His widow, 
Teuntje [Tryntje] Walings, m. August 6, 1686. Simon Corneil, widower 
of Claesje Petit Mangin. — Issue : 

2. i. Jacob,'' (10) bap. Sept. 27, 1643. 

3. ii. Aefje," bap. April 2, 1646; prob. m., Feb. 5, 1688, Jonas 

Liewens, [Lewis?] from England. 

4. iii. Neeltje," bap. Dec. 13, 1648 ; in the record of her marriage 

she is called Neeltje Hendricks, without doubt a clerical 
error ; at the baptism of her children Neeltje Cornelis and 
Neeltje Stille. She m.. May 19, 1669, Hendrick Comelis- 
zen [Van Schaick]. See page 11. 

5. iv. Janneken," bap. June 30, 1652; m., March 31, 1675, Aer- 

nout Webbers, widower of Ariaentje Adriaens. He had 
issue by I "t wife, Wolfert, bap. Nov. 14, 1670; Marritie, 
bap. Oct. 19, 1672 ; Adriaen, bap. Nov. i8, 1674. By his 
2* wife, Jannetie Cornelis, had Cornelis, bap. March 18, 
T676 ; Johannes, bap. June 26, r678; Claesje, bap. Nov. 
17, 1680 ; Cornelis, bap. Aug. 28, 1683 ; Sara, bap. Aug. 9, 
1685; Rachel and Helena, twins, bap. Feb. 12, 1688 ; and 
Cornelis, bap. Feb. 19, 1693. 

6. V. Teunis," (20) bap. March 19, 1656. 

7. vi. Waling,' bap. Oct. 6, 1660; no further account. 

8. vii. Hendrick,= bap. March 3, 1666; no further account. 

9. viii. Thymen," bap. Aug. 21, 1672 ; no further account. 

10. Jacob Corneliszen Stille," (2) bap. Sept. 27, 1643. It was a 
custom of great antiquity in Holland, and of common practice among the 
early settlers of New Netherland, to add to the name given to a male at 
his birth or baptism that of his father's first name with the addition thereto 
of zen, zoon, se, or sen, meaning son. To the female's name was added 
her father's Christian name, with the addition usually of s, and sometimes 
(though paradoxical) zen or se. His name appears more frequently in the 
records as Jacob Corneliszen, i. e., Jacob son of Cornelis, than as Jacob 
Corneliszen Stille or Jacob Stille. His sisters Neeltje and Janneken are 
called Neeltje Cornelis, Jannetie Cornelis, and rarely Neeltje and Jannetie 
Stille. His sons took the surnames of Somerendyk and Woertendyk 
finally retaining the latter as their family name. He m. I's', March 5, 
1671, Aeltje Fredericks from Brasiel. In the record of his 2^ m., Feb. 6 

1 Hoffman's Estate and Rights of the Corp. of New York, 2d ed. Vol 2 d. sia 

2 Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS., English, p. 28. "^ "' 


1684, to Marritje Hendricx, widow of Hendrick Bastiaenzen, it appears 
that he was living at the Great Kill, which was in or near that section of 
the city on the North River side formerly called Greenwich. He died 
about the year 1711. — Issue : 

11. i. Claesje,' bap. Feb. 11, 1672; at the baptism of her children 

she is called Claesje Jacobs and Claesje Stille ; m., Sept. 13, 
1692, Reynier [Pieterse] Quackenbosch (from Oestgeest in 
Holland) widower of Lysbetli Masten. By his i'*' wife, 
prob. a dau. of Jan Mast or Masten, of Flushing, L. I., bap. 
in N. Y., June 3, 1657, and whom he m., March 2, 1674, he 
had issue bap. in Albany, Livertje [Dievertje] and Claas, 
Dec. 9, 1685 ; Claas, Sept. 15, 1689.' By his 2^ wife Claesje 
Jacobs Stille, had issue bap. in N. Y. ; Jacob, June 4, 1693 ; 
Marritje, Feb. 16, 1696; Johannes, Jan. 22, 1699; and 
Abraham, Feb. 25, 1705. His widow m. 2^, Aug. 25, 1711, 
Jacob Koning or Coning, widower of Grietje Peters, and 
had Aaltje bap. Aug. 24, 1712; and Isaac, bap. Aug. i, 


12. ii. Grietie,' bap. July 29, 1674; at the baptism of her children 

she is called Grietje Jacobs, Grietje Stille, and Grietje 
Woertendyk; m., Oct. 29, 1697, Wolfert Webbers, Jr., son 
of Aernout Webbers and Ariaentje Adriaens, before referred 
to. — Issue: Aernout, bap. May 22, 1698; Jacob, bap. Dec. 
8, 1 700 ; Ariaentie, bap. July 4, 1 703 ; Frederick, bap. Sept. 
23. 1705; Johannes, bap. Dec. 6, 1707; Cornelus, bap. 
April 10, 1710; Aaltje, bap. Dec. 10, 1712 ; Isaac, bap. 
July 24, 1715 ; and Lea, bap. March 23, 1718. 

13. iii. Aefje," bap. Aug. 4, 1677; her name appears in the records 

as Aefje [Eve] Jacobs, Stille, Woertendyk, and Somerendyk ; 
m. i'^', Dec. 27, 1698, Thomas Shermer [Shearman?], wid- 
ower of Frances Waerdt, and had Frederik, bap. July i, 
1705 ; m. 2^, March 27, 1712, Samuel Jacobs, and had Sam- 
uel, bap. April 14, 1714. May 3, 1727, she was wife of 
Jacob Prys [Pry or ?]. 

14. iv.. Frederick,' bap. Jan. 24, 1680 ; in the record of his marriage 

he is styled Frederick Jacobse Woertendyk ; at the bap. of 
his first child Frederick Jacobse Somerendyk, and at the 
subsequent baptisms of his children Frederick Woerten- 
dyk; m. June 10, 1709, Dievertje, dau. of Reynier [Pieterse] 
Quackenbos, before mentioned; will dated Nov. 25, 1747; 
then of Tappan, Orange Co., N. Y. ; proven July 19, 1771 ; 
names wife Dievertje ; eldest son Reynier ; Jacob ; Aeltje, 
wife of Jan Vliereboom ; Claesje, and Frederick. Issue: bap. 
in N. Y., Aaltje, Nov. 27, 1709; Reynier, Oct. 24, 1711, 
Reynier, March 14, 1714; Elizabeth, Sept. 9, 1716; Jacob, 
March 16, 1718; Frederick, April 10, 1720; Elizabeth, 
April 8, 1722; and bap. in Hackensack, N. J., Elizabeth, 
April s, 1724. 

15. v. Cornelia," bap. April 26, 1682. 

16. vi, Cornelis," bap. March 15, 1685 ; he is called in the records 

Cornelis Jacobse and Cornelis Woertendyk ; m., April 13, 
1 7 10, Jenneke Peers, or Pearson, dau. of William Pearson 

I Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. Sg. 


and Grietje Kiersen ; she was bap. Nov, 14, 1686. Will 
dated Nov. 18, 1768; then of the city of New York, mer- 
chant; proven April 29, 1775; names his only surviving 
daughter, Mary Tucker, and his grandchildren, James, Robert, 
and Thomas Tucker. Issue: bap. in N. Y. : Marytje, Jan. 
17, 1711 ; m., July 31, 1728, James Tucker ; Jacob, April 6, 
1712; and Ehzabeth, Jan. 3, 1714. 

17. vii. Jannetje,3 bap. March 16, 1687 ; at the baptism of her chil- 

dren she is called Jannetje Somerendyk, Woertendyk and 
Jannetje Jacobs; m. June 10, 1709, David Mandeviel. 
Issue: Jacob, bap. Jan. 10, 171 1 ; Antje, bap. Feb. 18, 
1713 ; Hendrick, bap. Sept. 18, 1715 ; Davidt, bap. Oct. 30, 
1 71 7; Cornehs, bap. May 11, 1720; Maria, bap. Feb. 23, 
1724 ; and Frans, bap. Feb. i, 1727. 

18. viii. Frans, bap. July 24, 1689. 

19. ix. Rachel, bap. April 17, 1692 ; m. in Hackensack, N. J., April 

3, 1713, Jan Lefly (Leslie?), of Barbadoes, and had, bap. in 
New York, Marretje, Jan. 3, 1714. 

20. Teunis Corneliszen Stille,'' (6) bap. March 19, 1656; his name 
appears in the records as Teunis Corneliszen, Teunis Corneliszen Stille, 
Teunis Stille, and Teunis Somerendyk ; the latter was finally adopted as 
the surname of his family. In 1696 he is described as "of the Groot Kill, 
husbandman " ; in that year he purchased from Johannes Van Brugh and 
Catherine his wife, a parcel of land lying north of the Great Kill, or Creek, 
which ran along the present line of Gansevoort Street to the North River. 
A few years prior to the Revolution, some of his descendants were living 
at " Greenwich in the Outward of the city and county of New York," and 
others at "Rumbouts Precinct, Dutchess County, N. Y." He was living 
Sept. 2, 1724. He m. Jan. 10, 1682, Annetje Claes, j. d., from Groot 
Schermer. Issue : 

21. i. Claesje,' bap. Jan. 4, 1683 ; died young. 

22. ii. Nicolaes,^ bap. July 22, 1685; at his marriage he is styled 

Nicolaes ^Voertendyk ; at the baptism of his children, Nico- 
laes Theunisse and Nicolaes Somerendyk, the latter becom- 
ing his own and the surname of his family. He "ni. March 
19, 1708, Margrietje Heermans, prob. dau. of Egbert 
Heermans, alias Egbert Fockenszen and Elsje Lucas ; she 
bap. Sept. 2, 1687. Issue : Annetje, bap. March 13, 1709 ; 
Annetje, bap. Feb. 4, 1711 ; Egbert, bap. Jan. 27, 1712 ; 
Theunis, bap. Nov. 14, 1714; Annetje, bap. March i, 1717; 
Volkert, bap. April 18, 1720; and Elsje, bap. March 22, 

23. iii. Grietie,' bap. Sept. 18, 1687 ; at her marriage she is styled 

Margrietje Teunis ; at the baptism of her children Grietie 
Theunis and Margrietje Somerendyk. She m. Dec. 23, 
1703, Cosyn Andriesse, prob. son of Andries Jeuriaense and 
Geertie Cosyns. Issue: Geertje, bap. April 18, 1705 ; An- 
netje, bap. Sept. 24, 1707; Catlyntje, bap. April 10, 1710; 
Claesje, bap. March 9, 1712 ; Margrietje bap. April 17, 
1715 ; Theunis, bap. March 30, 17 18; and Andries, bap. 
April 10, 1 72 1. 

24. iv. CoRNELis,3 bap. P'eb. 28, 1690 ; no further account. 


25. V. Claesje,-^ bap. March 2, 1692. 

26. vi. , Jacob,' bap. Aug. 9, 1694 ; in Ihe record of his marriage and 

at the baptism of his children is called Jacob Somerendyk ; 
ni. i"', Oct. 10, 1718, Sarah, dau. of Egbert Heermans and 
Elsje Lucas; she was bap. Feb. 21, 1694. Issue: Theunis, 
bap. Mjirch 15, 1719; Egbert, bap. Sept. ri, 1723. He 

married 2'', Amerentia . He died in the Outward of the 

city of New York, in 1750, leaving, besides children above- 
named, Ann, Abigail, John, and Jacob. 

27. vii. Abraham, 3 twin, bap. March 28, 1697; no further account. 

28. viii. lsAAC,3 twin, bap. March 28, 1697 ; is called I-saac Somer- 

endyk, in the record 'of his marriage and at the baptism of 
his children. Married, March 14, 1724, Sarah, dau. of 
Wessel (Pieterse) Van Norden and Jacquemyntje Van Cou- 
wenhoven ; she bap. Aug. 17, i7or. Issue: Theunis, 
bap, Sept. 2, 1724; Jacquemyntie, bap. Nov. 29, 1727. 


(first four generations.) 

Besides the two families of Goosen Gerritse and Claas Van Schaick, who 
early settled on the upper Hudson, and are referred to by Prof. Pearson, in 
the Record, vol, 2, p. 191, there was another of the same name, of which 
Cornelis Aertszen, who settled in New Amsterdam prior to 1641, was the 
head. In January, 1669-70, Ariaen Cornelissen, Hendrick Cornelissen, and 
I^ysbeth Cornelissen, described as the lawful heirs of Cornelis Aertsen, con- 
veyed to Capt. John Berry, of Bergen, in New Jersey, two parcels of land 
on the Island of Manhattan ; " the first, lying and being on east end of Cor- 
nelis Jacobsen (Stille), and on the west end of Corlears plantation, &c ; " 
the second, " lying against land formerly belonging to Hans Kierstede, be- 
ginning from the first marsh, over against Augustine Hermans' land, from 
thence to the fence of Bastiaen, the negroes land, and so to the fence of 
Thomas Hall's land ; which said two parcels of land were confirmed unto 
the said heirs of Cornelis Aertsen, by a patent from Rt. Hon. Gov. Francois 
Lovelace, bearing date, i6th Sept., 1669, &c."' Of his personal history but 
little is known ; Mr. Valentine in his History of the City of New York, says 
he was at one time the tenant of Gov. Stuyvesant's farm, on the Bowery, 
and long supplied the families of the city with country produce ; he was 
afterwards a tenant on the old Damen farm, east from Broadway, a short 
distance above the city gate. He probably came to New Amsterdam wit^l 
his wife Belitje Hendricks, there being no record of their .marriage here. 
He was sponsor at the baptism of his gr-dau. Belitje, Oct. i, 1663, and in 
1665 was living without the land gate ; he died between the year 1665, and 
Sept. 1669. About the year 1680, his sons began to use the surname of 
Van Schaick. At his 2d marriage, July 10, 1662, to Weyntie Elberts, 
widow of Aert Willemszen, he is called the widower of Belitje Hendricks. 
By his 2d wife had no issue. 

1. Cornelis Aertszen" and Belitje Hendricks had issue. 

2. i. Hendrickje,' bap. July 7, 1641 ; prob. died unmarried : 

I Hoffman's Estateand Rightsof Corp. of N. Y. ; Vol. z, p. 239. N. Y. Conveyances ; Liber A., p. 105. 


3. ii. Arie" [Adriaen] (6), bap. July 9, 1642. 

4. iii. Hendrick (15), bap. Sept. 23, 1646. 

5. iv. Lysbeth, bap. Oct. i, 1651 ; m. Jan. 14, 1672, Dirck Janszen 

Van Oosten, j. m., from Beest in Gelderland. Issue : Dirck, 
bap. Sept. 15, 1674; they prob. had Belitje, born March 24, 
1673, ii^ Bergen, N. J.' 

6. Arie [Adriaen] Cornelisen Van Schaick,'' bap. July 9, 1642; He 
was admitted a member of the Dutch Church in New York, May 29, 1673 ; 
his wife joined, April 5, 1668 ; Commissioned Captain of foot, in the out- 
ward, Dec. 16, 1689.° In 1696, he held land lying above the Great Kill, 
and North of land owned by Tunis Cornelisen Stille, comprising a portion 
of the lower part of the present i6th ward. He married, Brooklyn, Feb. 
27, 1662, Rebecca Idens of Nordingen. Will dated Aug. 2, 1694 ; proven 
Jan. II, 1700; names wife Rebecca; daughter Belitie, m. to Pieter de 
Groot ; son Yde m. to Ibel Gootbloet ; daughters, Cornelia m. to Johannes 
Pluvier ; Elizabeth m. to Gerrit Onkelba ; and Dina "ongetrout." 
Issue : 

7. i. Belitje Adriaens Van Schaick,^ bap. Oct. i, 1663, at the 

General's (Stuyvesant) bowery ; she joined the Church in 
New York, May 28, 1679, "^i- Dec. 10, 1681 (then living at 
the Fresh water), Pieter Janszen, j. m., from Amersfort. At 
the baptism of their first child, he is styled Pieter Janszen ; 
at the subsequent baptisms, Pieter Jacobszen and Pieter de 
Groot. About 1695, he removed from New York to Hack- 
ensack. New Jersey. Issue: Rebecca, bap. Feb. 11, 1685 ; 
I-ea, bap. Jan. 16, 1687 ; Jacob, bap. April 5, 1688 ; Rachel, 
bap. Aug. 10, 1690; Grietie, bap. Dec. 18, 1692; Lysbeth, 
bap. Feb. 20, 1695; and at Hackensack, Jacob and Arie, 
Sept. 20, 1696; Eegie, Nov. 15, 1698; Cornelia, Oct. 13, 
1700; Gritie, Nov. i, 1702; Joannes, July 5, 1704, and 
Dina, Aug. 12, 1705. 

8. ii. Iden [IdeJ Adriaenszen Van Schaick,^ bap. Nov. 28, 1665 ; 

m., Aug. 26, 1685 (then living, op. dit Eylt.), Ibel dau. of 
Frans Janszen Bloedgoedt and Lysbeth Jans ; she bap. Sept. 
6, 1662, and joined the Church in N. Y., Nov. 30, 1683. 
Issue: Rebecca, bap. Sept. 19, 1686; Cornelis, Dec. ir, 
1687 ; Frans, bap. July 7, 1689 ; Lysbeth, bap. April i, 1691, 
and Adriaen, bap. Dec. 25, 1692. 

9. iii. Grietie Van Schaick,^ bap. Nov. 6, 1667 ; m., Sept. 28, 1687, 

Johannes Van Imberg, from Albany. Issue : Rebecca, bap. 
Aug. II, 1689. 

10. iv. Cornelia Van Schaick,^ bap. Jan. 9, 1670; m., Sept. 10, 
1690, Johannes, son of Cornelis Pluvier and Neeltie Van 
Couwanhoven ; he, bap. Dec. 25, 1667. Issue: Rebecca, 
bap. April 23, 1693, and Margrietje, bap. Dec. 26, 1694. 

rr. V. Lysbeth Van Schaick,^ bap. Dec. 10, 1671 ; m., Sept. 10, 
1690, Gerrit, son of Adam Onckelbach and Neeltje Jans ; 
he, bap. April 17, 1670. He joined the Dutch Church in 
New York, June 5, 1696 ; his wife joined March 2, 1698. 
Issue: Neeltie, bap. July 7th, 1691; Rebecca, bap. Jan. 8, 

1 Winfield's Land Titles ; Hudson Co., N. J., p. 383. 

2 Cal. of N. Y. Hist. MSS., English, p. 187. 


1693; Adam, bap. May 31, 1695; Maria, bap. May 23, 
1697; Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 7, 1698; Adam, bap. Feb. 9, 
1701 ; Adriaen and Elizabeth, twins, bap. Jan. i, 1704 ; 
Gerrit, bap. Dec. 16, 1705, and Elizabeth, bap. March 7, 1708. 
Gerrit Onclebag, of the City of New York, distiller, made 
Will, July 10, 1732 ; proven May 21, 1733 ; names only his 
two daughters, Nelly, wife of John Van Gelder, and Rebecca, 
wife of Burger Sipkins. 

12. vi, CoRNELis Van Schaick,^ bap. March 18, 1674; d. young. 

13. vii. Jacob Van Schaick,^ bap. April 6, 1676 ; d. young. 

14. viii. Dina Van Schaick,' bap. April 10, 1678 ; m. Oct. i, 1696, 

HanSj son of Dr. Hans Kierstede and Jannetje Loocker- 
mans; he, bap. Feb. 19, 1668. Issue: Johanna, bap. May 
23, 1697 ; Rebecca, bap. Jan. 4, 1699 ; Hans, bap. April 17, 
1700; Hans, bap. Aug. 13, 1704; and Adriaen, bap. Sept. 7, 

15. Hendrick Cornelisen Van Schaick'' (4) bap. Sept. 23, 1646; 
he lived and probably died on that portion of the old Stille farm, before 
mentioned as having been purchased by him and Wolfert Webbers on the 
loth Jan., 1685. Neeltje Van Schaick, his widow, with his other heirs, 
conveyed these premises, June 9, 1728, to Harmanus Rutgers. He died 
about 1709; m.. May 19, 1669, Neeltje Hendricks [Cornelis], dau. of Cor- 
nelis Jacobsen Stille, both then living at the Fresh Water. — Issue : 

16. i. Belitie Van Schaick,^ bap. March 20, 1670; d. young. 

17. ii. Belitie Van Schaick,^ bap. April 2, 1672; m., June 28, 1695, 

Claes Janszen Bogaert, j. m., from Betfort. Issue: Jan, bap. 
May 5, 1697; Cornelis, bap. Jan. 14, 1700; Evert, bap. 
July 19, 1702; and Hendrick, bap. March 25, 1705. Claes 
Janse Bogaert was a baker in New York, and m. 2'', Feb. 
23, 1707, Grietje Jans, widow of Johannes Janse Van Til- 
burg, whose name appears in the baptismal record Grietje 
Concelje; she was probably dau. of Jan de Consielje and 
Fytie Schuts. He died early in 1727; by 2* wife had 
issue: Cornelia, bap. Dec. 28, 1707; Belitje, bap. Dec. 5, 
1708; Cornelia, bap. Apr. 2, 17 10; Johannes, bap. Sept. 9, 
1711 ; Margrietje, bap. March 8, 1713 ; Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 

19, 1714; Belitje, bap. June 13, 1716 ; Anneke, bap. April 

20, 1718; and Petrus, bap. Sep 4, 1720. 

18. iii. Cornelis Van Schaick,^ bap. Feb. 27, 1675 j d. young. 

19. iv. Adriaen [Arien] Van Schaick,' bap. Jan 26, 1678; m.. May 

5, 1702, Jannetje Jans, alias Sammans, dau. of Jan Thomas- 
zen and Aefje Jacobs; she bap. Feb. 18, 1680. Issue: 
Neeltie, bap. March 14, 1703, and m., Aug. 20, 1721, Ben- 
jamin Herring, Shipwright, of the city of New York ; Aegje 
[Eve], bap. Aug. 13, 1704, and m., Feb. 6, 1725, Isaac Van 
Hoek, Cordwainer, of New York ; Jacob, bap. May 14, 
1707, and Johannes, bap. Oct. 23, 1709. 

20. v. Claesjen Van Schaick,' bap. Dec. 29, 1680 ; m. i"', June 16, 

1700, Johannes Bogaert, of New Haerlem; he d. about 
1711 ; m. 2^, May 31, 1713, Johannes De Graaf, Cooper, of 
N. Y. ; no issue bap. in the Dutch Church here. 


21. vi. Lysbeth Van Schaick,^ bap. Jan. 23, 1684; m., Dec. 3, 1702, 
Cornelus, son of Paulus Jacobsen Turck, and Aeltje Barents ; 
he bap. Sep. 20, 1679, and died in the spring of 1728. Is- 
sue: CorneUs, bap. Oct. 10, 1703; Aaltje, bap. Oct. 28, 
1705; Neeltje, bap. April 13, 1707; Aaltje, bap. May 8, 
1709; Belitje, bap. Nov. 18, 1711; Paulus, bap. July 4, 
1714; Hendrik, bap. July 28, 1717; Neeltje, bap. Aug. 31, 
1718; Aaltje, bap. March 26, 1721; Hendrik, bap. Jan. 
IS, 1724; Johannes, bap. March 2, 1726; and Klaasje, 
bap. June 9, 1728. 

In tracing the pedigree of this family, some facts in reference to Capt. 
Goosen Gerritse Van Shaick's family have been gathered which deserve 
notice. Annatie [Anna] Lievens, widow of Goosen Gerritse Van 
SCHAICK. removed from Albany, and joined, with her daughter Margareta, 
the Dutch Church in New York, Sept. 4, 1691. Her will is dated April 
27, 1702 ; proven Nov. 19, 1702 ; names son Levinus ; daughters, Gerritje 
Drayer ; Catharina, wife of Mathew Clarkson ; Anna Maria, wife of John 
Van Cortlandt ; and Margareta ; also her granddaughter Margariet, wife 
of Robert Livingstone, Jr. 

Gerritje [Goosense] Van Schaick, m., Jan. 17, 1674, Capt. Andries 
Drayer in Albany. On the 2'' of March, 1699, with certificate {met attes- 
tatie) from Copenhagen she joined the Dutch Church in New York ; her 
name is recorded, Juff^ Gerritje Van Schaick, Wed' van de H' Andries 
Draeyer, Rear Admiral of the King's fleet of Denmark and Norway. The 
same day Capt. Andries Draeyer, j. m., joined with certificate from the 
same place. He departed for Denmark April 29, 1700. Johanna Doro- 
thea Drayer, j. d., perhaps her daughter, joined upon confession of faith 
and belief, Feb. 28, 1700. 

Catharina [Goosense] Van Schaick, j. d., from New Albany; m., Jan. 
19, 1692, Mathew Clarkson, Sect' Van' t Gouvernment. Issue: Elisabeth, 
bap. Jan. 8,- 1693; David, bap. Aug. 19, 1694; Levinus, bap. Sep. 6, 
1696 ; and Mathew, bap. April 9, 1699. 

Anna Maria [Goosense] Van Schaick, j. d., from New Albany; m., 
June 23, 1695, Mr. Johannes [Van] Cortlant, son of Stephanus Van 
Cortlant" and Geertruyd Schuyler. Issue: Geertruyd, bap. July 4, 1697; 
Johanna, bap. Aug. 25, 1702. 

Margareta [Goosense] Van Schaick, m., Aug. 25, 1705, Rev. Barnar- 
dus PVeenian of Flatbush, L. I. She died Jan. 18, 1738, and he in 1741.' 
Their only child, Anna Margareta, married her cousin David, son of Ma-"" 
thew Clarkson, above mentioned. 

Engelitie [Goosense] Van Schaick was the first wife of Col. Pieter 
[Philipse] Schuyler, first mayor of Albany ; their daughter Margariet 
(the granddaughter referred to in the will) m., Aug. 26, 1697, in Albany, 
Robert Livingstone, Jr., nephew of the first proprietor of the manor. He 
was buried in the Dutch Church, Albany, April 21, 1725.^ 

Robert Livingstone, Jr., son of the first proprietor of the manor, m., 
Nov. II, 1 71 7, in New York, Margreta Howarding, and had Robert, bap. 
Aug. 3, 1 718. 

1 Prior to 1685, this name is written Van Courtlant in the New York Dutch Church baptismal records, 

2 Stiles* Hist, of Brooklyn, Vol. I., p: 183. 

3 Munsell's Annals of Albany, Vol, I., p. 235. 



(first four generations.) 

On the 25th Marcli, 1758, Diick Dey, of the city of New York, Gentle- 
man, conveyed to Trinity Church a lot of land lying west of Broadway 
near the present Canal Street. In the deed he is styled the grandson and 
heir at law of Dirck Seicken, alias Dey. IJirck Janszen, alias Siecken 
[Sichem, Sicken, Sycan, Zieken], alias Dirck Janse Dey, came from Am- 
sterdam at an early date, and settled in New Amsterdam, where he mar- 
ried .1'^' Dec. 28, i64i,~Jannetje Theunis, j. d., from Amsterdam. He 
and Hans Reiger were soldiers in the service of the West India Com- 
pany, and for insolent behavior towards citizens on the Heeren Straat, and 
striking their superior officers, were sentenced to be shot, Feb. 21, 1647.' 
He afterwards was pardoned, and obtained from Gov. Stuyvesant, June 
16, 1654, a patent for a plantation near Gamoenepaen (Communipaw, N. 
J.), at Mingackqua, which he sold to Enoch Michelse Vreeland, Feb. 13, 
1679,° and a patent. May 12, 1668, for two parcels of land lying at Pem- 
brepogh. He was admitted to the rights of a small burgher in new Amster- 
dam April 26, 1657, and in 1665 was living buyten de lant poort. In 167'/ 
Gov. Andross leased to him for thirty years the Duke's Bowery or farm, 
now belonging to Trinity Church, and after that date he lived upon the 
premises, and probably died there. He married 2'', Oct. 18, 1659, Geertie 
Jans (alias I^angendyck), from St. Marten in North Holland. The will of 
Dirk Janse Dye, "living just without the city," is dated Dec. 5. 1683 : 
proven July 11, 1693, some six or seven years after his decease; names 
his wife, Geertie Johnson, and his two children, Theunis and Jannetje Dye. 
His widow married, Nov. 11, 1687, Theunis [Gysbertse] Bogaert, widower 
of Sara Rapaille, living in the Walebocht (L. I.). 

1. Dirck Janse Siecken, alias Dey,' had issue by i"' wife : 

2. i. Jan° (Dircksen Seicken), bap. Sept. 22, 1652 ; a magistrate 

Aug. 31, 1674, at Minckaque and Pemrepoch (N. J.) ;^ not 
namedin his father's will, and probably died without issue. 

3. ii. Theunis^' (6), bap. Sep. 24, 1656. 

By 2'^ wife had issue: 

4. iii. Jannetie^ (Dircks), bap. Dec. 7, 1659 > joined the church in 

New York Dec. 4, 1679; m., June 17, 1685, Frans Cornelis- 
zen, j. m., from Middelburg. — Issue : Geertie, bap. June 19, 
1687; and Cornehs, bap. March 29, 1691. 

5. iv. Hendrick,^ bap. July 24, 1661 ; d. young. 

6. Theunis Dirckszen Dey,= (3) bap. Sept. 24, 1656 ; m., Feb. 4,, 1685, 
Anneken, dau. of Johannes Lucaszen Schouten (SchoutCj Scholtes, Schol- 
tens) and Sara Jans ; she bap. March 17, 1666. Will dated Nov. 8, 1688 ; 
entered of record Jan. 15, 1688-9; his children not named. His widow 
m., Aug. II, 1691, Joris Martenszen," j. m., of the Walebocht. 

1 Cal. of N. Y. Hist. MSS., Dutch, p. 107. 

2 Winfield's Land Titles, Hud. Co., N. J., pp. s8, 65- 

3 O'Callaghan's New Netherland Register, p. loi. 

4 Joris Martenszen, alias George Ryerson, was the son of Marten Ryerszen and Anna Rapalje ; bap. 
Sept. 19, 1666; By wife Annekin, widow of Theunis Dey, had issue : Johanna, bap. June 15, 1692 ; Mar- 

Theunis Dey at his death owned the fee of a lot of land lying without 
the city land gate on the west side of the Highway, having to the north the 
farm of his Royal Highness, afterwards called the King's farm, on the 
south the land of Olof Stevenson (Van Courtlandt), containing in breadth 
before and behind eighteen rods and ,'0 parts of a rod, and in length from 
the Highway to the water side. In 1750 Dey Street was laid out through 
these premises. He had issue : 

7. i. Jannetje,3 bap. Nov. 24, 1685; m., 1707, Frans [Martense] 

Ryerson; he bap. Aug. 2, 1685; after 1722 they removed 
from New York to Wegraw, Bergen Co., N. J., where he 
died prior to July, 1749. Issue: Marte, bap. March 10, 
1708; Theunis, bap. March 13,1709; Theunis, bap. July 
15, 1711 ; Joris, bap. April 5, 1713 ; Antje, bap. Nov. 10, 
1 714, m. Andrew Denyke, of Bergen Co., N. J. ; Saratje, 
bap. June 24, 1716; Johannes, bap. April 27, 1718; Jen- 
neke, bap. Aug. 21, 1720 ; Dirck, bap. Oct. 10, 1722 ; and 
Maritje, bap. in Hackensack, N. J., Dec. 25, 1726. 

8. ii, DiHCK,5bap. March 27, 1687; m. Jane . Will dated Aug. 

4, 1 761 ; proven May 29, 1764; had issue him surviving: 
Theunis Dey, of Saddle River, Bergen Co., N. J. ; Jane, 
who married John Varick, son of Jacobus Van Varick and 
Anna Maria Brestede ; they lived in New Barbadoes, N. J. ; 
she died there in 1811 ; Ann, who married, Dec. 12, 1764, 
William McAdani from Aireshire, North Britain ; he was a 
merchant, and died, s. p., in New York, 1779; Mary, who 
married, Nov. 24, 1761, David Shaw, merchant, of New 
York city. 

9. iii. Saka,3 ]3ap. June 10, 1688 ; m., at Hackensack, N. J., April 30, 

1 709, Hendrick Janse Spier, of " Pommerpogg," N. J. ; she 
died before 1 730, and had issue her surviving : Theunis, 
Maritie, Hannah, Janneke, and Leah. 


(first four generations.) 

The head of this family was probably Hendrick Janszen Van Bre- 
vooRT,' "aged about 60 years" on the 8th of June, 1690, on which day 
his deposition was taken before the Mayor of New York respecting an as- 
sault upon Lieut.-Gov. Jacob Leisler.' It is said that he came from the 
town of Bredevoort, in Guelderland, to New Amsterdam about 1 700.= He 
was here earlier than this, and purchased, Feb. 24, 1679-80, of J^gbert 
Wouterse, lands lying west of the New Streets, north of lands of Conradus 
Van der Beeck, and west of lands belonging to Hendrick Janse Van der 
Veen, and confirmed to him by Wouterse's heirs May 20, 1683. It is prob- 
able that he first settled in the vicinity of Mespath Kill (Newtown Creek, 

ten, bap. Sept. 17, 1693 ; Johannes, bap. Aug. 8, 1694; Marritje, bap. July 29, 1696 : Marten, bap. Oct. 9, 
1698 ; Helena, bap- Feb. 2, 1701 : all of whom were baptized as the children of Joris Martenszen and 
Anna Schouten : tney also had Tores, bap. Jan. 5, 1703 : Luykas, bap. April 9. 1704 ; and Blandina, bap. 
May 8, 1706, who were baptized as the children of Joris Reverse and Antje Schoute. 

1 Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist, of N. V., Vol. 3, p. 740, and Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS., English, p. 179. 

2 Todd Genealogy, p. 28. 


L. I.), and may have been the Hendrick Jansenwho was a resident, 1656, 
of Middleburg, afterwards Newtown.' He probably had three children 
who lived to maturity, viz. : 

1. i. Jan Hendrickszen,'' (4). 

2. ii. Frans Hendrickszen," (to). 

3. iii. Marritje Hendricks," j. d., Van Brevoort, in't Sticht Van 

Uytrecht, op Stuyvesants bouwereye, who married i''',Jiily 2, 
1673, Hendrick Bastiaenszen, j. m., Van Cuylenburg. He 
•was prob. a son of Bastiaen EUisen. Their children took 
the surname of EUessen and EUes (Ellis ?). She became a 
widow and married 2'' Jacob Corneliszen Stille. Issue, by 
I "' husband : Hendrickje, bap. Aug. 23, 1673; m., Dec. 9, 
1 69 1, Dirck Zlyck (Slyck, Slyk, Slyke) ; Marritie, bap. Sept. 
29, 1675; m., Sept. 26, 1706, Johannes Claesen Van Hey- 
ningen ; Hendrick, bap. Nov. 14, 1677 ; Jan, bap. Jan. 28, 
1680 ; and Elias, bap. Jan. 14, 1682. 

4. Jan Hendrickszen" [Brevoobt], (i) j. m.,Van Amersfoort, op Mispat, 
married, Jan. 29, 1668, Annetje Bastiaens, j. d., from Werckhoven. She 
was prob. the dau. of Bastiaen EUisen, Wheelwright, afterwards a farmer, 
who purchased, May 20, 1683, from the heirs of Egbert Wouterse, a lot of 
land lying near Stuyvesant's Bowery. This, with several other parcels, 
comprising the greater portion of the city bounded by 14th and loth 
Streets, Bowery and 6th Avenue, was conveyed Nov. 13, 1701, by Bastiaen 
EUisen to Jan Hendrickse Brevoort.' 

Jan (Hendrickse) Brevoort was tutor (Guardian) of the children of Hen- 
drick Bastiaense, whose widow, prob. his sister, married Jacob Cornelise 
Stille. He began to use the surname of Brevoort about 1696 ; was a far- 
mer and Assistant Alderman from" the outward in 1702-3, and from 1707-8 
to 1713-14, inclusive. His wUl is dated Oct. 28, 1714; proven Dec. 21, 
1 714; names late wife Annetie, deceased; eldest son Henry, of the out- 
ward. Weaver; son EHas, of the city of New York, Carpenter; daughters, 
Jannetie, wife of Thomas Seikelson, of the outward. Yeoman ; and Maria, 
wife of'Zacharias Seikelson, of New Harlem, Blacksmith. Appoints his 
sons Henry and Elias Executors. Witnesses, Peter Arbell, Jan Willemse 
Rome (Romeyn ?), and John Conrad Codwise. Issue : 

5. i. Hendrickje,' bap. Jan. 13, 1669; d. young. 

6. ii. Hendrick Brevoort," bap. Dec. 17, 1670; m. 1'=', Aug. 26, 

1699, Maryken [Van] Couwenhoven, j. d., from Noortwyck,' 
dau. of Johannes Van Couwenhoven and Sara Frans ; she 
bap. April 2, 1679; ™- ^^ Oct. 5, 1705, Jaquemyntje Boke, 
dau. of Abraham Boke and Tannekin Andries, alias Tan- 
neke Van Driese. Issue : Johannes, bap. June 2, 1 700 ; 
Maria, bap. Oct. 5, 1701 ; Abraham, bap. June 23, 1706 ; 
Abraham, bap. Sept. 24, 1707 ; Anneke, bap. Oct. 16, 1709 ; 
Hendrikus, bap. Dec. 9, 1711 ; Elias, bap. July 8, 1713; 
Elias, bap. May i, 1715 ; and Jacob, bap. Oct. 2, 1717. 

I Rikei-'s Annals of Newtown, p. 43. 

sHoffmann's Estate and Rights of the Corp. of N. Y., Vol. 2, p. 191. 

3 A settlement on the North River side of the Island, called the Bengoe Bowery, also by the Indian name 
of Sapponikan, otherwise North Wycke or NortU Witts, and afterwards Greenwich. — Oid Deed, 


He died about 1719, and his widow married, Oct. 21, 1721, Jacob Has- 
sing, and had Tanneke, bap. Aug. 19, 1722. 

7. iii. Marritje Jans Brevoort,^ bap. Nov. 12, 1673; m., Aug. 23, 

1693, Zacharias Sickelszen (Sickels), j. m., from New Albany. 
Issue: Johannes, bap. July 29, 1694; jacobus, bap. Nov. 
17, 1695; Sacharias, bap. Sept. 4, 1698; Sacharias, bap. 
June 12, 1700; and Thomas, bap. March 28, 1703. 

8. iv. Elias BREV00RT,3bap. June 21, 1676; m., May 16, 1701, Margri- 

etje Jans, alias Sammans, dau. of Jan Thomaszen and Aefje 
Jacobs; she bap. Aug. 17, 1678. Issue: Aefje, bap. Aug. 
27,1701; Anneke, bap. Oct. 24, 1703; Hendrickje, bap. 
Nov. 21, 1705; Margrietje, bap. Feb. 18, 1708; Aegje 
[Aefje], bap. Jan. 17, 1711; Grietje, bap. Oct. 28, 1713; 
Johannes, bap. Sept. 18, 1715, and Elias, bap. March 30, 

9. V. Jannetje Jans Brevoort,^ bap. April 9, 1679 ; m., Ai)ril 5, 

1702, Thomas Sickels. Issue: Sacharias, bap. Aug. 30, 
1702; Sacharias, bap. Feb. 23, 1704; Hendrickje, bap. 
Oct. 7, 1705 ; Johannes, bap. March 16, 1707 ; Thomas, bap. 
March 6, 1709 ; Thomas, bap. Sept. 24, 17 10; Wilhelmus, 
bap. April. 13, 1712; Marretje, bap. Sept. 13, 1713; ^.o- 
berdt, bap. Nov. 2, 1715 ; Annetje, bap. June 2, 171 7; Jan- 
netje, bap. Nov. 30, 1718; Jannetje, bap. Sept. 18, 1720; 
and Elizabeth, bap. Oct. 10, 1725. 

10. Frans Hendrickszen,° (2) j. m.. Van Brevoort, married, Nov. 4, 
1670, Beelitie Jacobs (Joris?), j. d.. Van Brugge in Vlaenderen, Wonende 
in Mitpats Kill. At the baptism of her children she is called Belitie Joris, 
and probably was the dau. of Joris Stephenszen Van Alst and Geesie Har- 
mans ; bap. May 2, 1655. She became a widow, andm. 2'', Dec. 5, 1684, 
George Atkins, j. m., from Virginia. Issue : 

11. i. Hendrick,3 bap, March 16, 1672. 

12. ii. Hendrick,3 bap. June 12, 1673. 

13. iii. Geesie Frans Brevoort, bap. Nov. 10, 1675 ; m., about 1694, 

Benjamin Bill. At the baptisn] of her children she is called 
Geesie Frans, Geesie Van Alst, Geesie Brevoort and 
Geesje Atkins. /r«/^ .■ Abigail, bap. Nov. 13, 1695; Benjamin, 
born Oct. 14, 1698, bap. June 27, 1705 ; Susanna, bap. Oct. 
31, 1705 ; Marytje, bap. Jan. 3, 1711 ; Penelope, bap. May 
25, 1712; Penelope, bap. April 17, 1715, and John, bap. 
Jan. I, 1 718. 


(first three generations.) 

Isaac Grevenraet' (Greveraad, Greefraadt) came from Amsterdam 
and settled in New Amsterdam prior to 1652. Mr. Valentine says he was 
the son of Metje Grevenraet, from whom he inherited considerable real 
estate in this city. The earliest notice of him is found in the record of his 
first marriage, March 24th, 1652, to Elizabeth Jeuriaens j. d., also from 


Amsterdam. He was a Schepeii in 1662 and 1664, and enrolled a small 
Burgher, April 26, 1657. " On the 2Sth of October, 1673, ho was appointed 
by Gov. Colve, Schont or Sheriff of the towns of Swaenbnrgh, Hurly, and 
Marbletown, in Esopus.' He married 2'^, June 2, 1663, Marritje Jans. j. d., 
from Amsterdam. Isstie : Henricus, bap. Aug. 5, 1657; Andries, bap. 
July 16, 1659 ; Hendrick, bap. June 28, 1662 ; By 2" wife : Lysbeth, bap. 
Feb. 27, 1664; Abraham, bap. March 22, 1665; Lysbeth, bap. May 26, 
1666; Lysbeth, bap. Dec. 11, 1667 ; Anna Elizabeth, bap. June 9, 1669; 
Margariet, bap. July 11, 1670 ; and Johannes, bap. Aug. 28, 1678. 

Andries GREVENRAEr (s. of Isaac"), bap. July 16, 1659 > "!•> J"ly 2> 
1684, Anna, dau. of Johannes Van Brug and Tryntie Roelofs ; she bap. 
Sept. 10, 1662. He was captain and owner of a vessel, and engaged for 
many years in the coast trade between New York and Virginia. Will dated 
Ma-y IS, 1709; styled of the City of New York, mariner; proven June 1.7, 
1 710; names wife Anne ; eldest son Isaac; appoints his cousin Abraham 
Gouverneur, Nicholas Rosevelt, and his cousin, Isaac Gouverneur, guard- 
ians of his children. Issue: Elizabeth, bap. Dec. 4, 1685; Isaac, bap. 
Nov. 16, 1687; Catharine, bap. Oct. 30, 1689; Elizabeth, bap. March 29, 
1691 ; Lucretie, bap. Oct. 23, 1692; Johannes, bap. Jan. 21, 1694; Hen- 
ricus, bap. April 26, 1696, and Lucretia, bap. Aug. i, 1697. 

Hendrick Grevenraet= (s. of Isaac"), bap. June 28, 1662 ; ni., May 5, 
1686, Sarah Sanders dau. of Robert Sanders and Elsje Barents of Albany. 
Like his brother Andries, he was a sea-faring man. Will dated March 11, 
1699, at " Blewfield, Jamaica," prob. Bluefields Bay, on the southwest coast 
of Jamaica, near Savannah la mar ; proven in 1699, the day and month not 
given ; names wife Sarah ; speaks of children, but names only his son 
Isaac, to whom he gives - a seal ring with a black stone in it marked 
H. G. M." Issue: Lysbeth, bap. in Albany, Dec. 25, 1686 ;3 Elsje, bap. 
Feb. 16, 1690; Lysbeth, bap. July 11, 1692; Isaac, bap. July 29, 1694. 
Marytje, bap. July 25, 1697, and Henricus, bap. July 30, 1699. 


(first four generations.) 

Lysbeth Grevenraet, probably an elder sister of Isaac Grevenraet", 
and the ancestress of the de Riemer family, of New York, was an early 
resident of New Amsterdam. She was thrice married, i'^' to [Isaac ?] de 
Riemer", prob. in Amsterdam, where some of her children (all by him) were 
born. She m. 2,^, Elbert Elbertszen, Glasem (Glasier). Elbert Eldertse, 
prob. the same as the agent of Isaac Grevenraet, conveyed May 21, 1655, 
lot 27, in the village of Gravesend, L. I., to Peter Ebel.* She m. 3'''', Feb. 
14, 1659, Dominie Samuel Drisius, who was called to the church in New 
Amsterdam in 1652, as colleague pastor with Johannes Megapolensis, 
having previously been settled in the Dutch Church in London. He died 
in 1671.5 She died Dec. 25, 1687, leaving issue named in her will as fol- 
lows : Mrs. Margaret Steenwick ; Machtelt Gouverneur, widow of Nicholas 

1 O'Callaghan's Register of New Netherland, pp. 63-4, 184. 

2 Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist. N. Y., vol. 2, p. 644. 

3 Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 56. 

4 Cal. N. Y. Hist, MSB. Dutch, p. 59. 

5 De Witt's Hist. Discourse, Aug., 1876. 




Gouverneur, dec'd ; Mr. Peter de Riemer and her deceased son, Hubart 
de Riemer. She also names Isaac and EHzabeth de Riemer, children of 
her deceased son, Hubart, gbtten by Catharine Issue : 

2. i. Margaret DE Riemer=, from Amsterdam, m. i'=', June s, 1658, 

Cornelis Steenwyck, from Haerlem. He was a Burgomaster 
in 1662, and Mayor of New York, 1682-3, ^in eminent mer- 
chant, and one of the most influential citizens of his time. 
A sketch of his life and character will be found in Valentine's 
Manual for 1864. He died in 1684. She m. 2'', Oct. 20, 1686, 
Dominie Henricus Selyns," widower of Machtelt Specht, by 
whom had no issue. She d. about 1712. Issue by 1^=' hus- 
band : Margariet, bap. Sept. 17, 1659; Jacob, bap. Nov. 13, 
1661 ; Jacob, bap. Feb. 24, 1664 ; Isaacq, bap. Dec. 28, 1666 ; 
Cornelis, bap. April 7, 1669 ; Cornelis, bap. July 20, 1671 ; 
and Jacobus, bap. May 25, 1676. 

3. ii. PiETER DE Riemer", born in Amsterdam about 1643. In his 

deposition, June 8, 1690, respecting the riot at New York, he 
says he was " aged about 47 yeares.'" He was a Glasier — a 
trade he probably learned with his step-father, Elbert Elberts- 
zen. He m., Jan. 3, 1665, Susanna, dau. of Isaac de Foreest 
and Sara du Trieux. She bap. Jan. 22, 1645. His will is 
dated January 29, 1697; proven Oct. 5, 1702 ; names son 
Isaac and wife Susanna, who had deceased before Oct. 5, 
1702. Their son Isaac bap. Jan. 10, 1666, m., Jan 10, 1689, 
Aeltje Wessels of New York, was a prominent merchant and 
an active partisan of I^eisler. His brother-in-law, Jacob 
Teller, who was a sea-captain, was connected with him in 
various commercial enterprises. He was Mayor of the city 
in 1700, and was sometimes called Isaac de Riemer, sr., in 
contradistinction to his cousin, Isaac de Riemer, jr., son of 
Hubart'. Issue: Petrus, bap. P"eb. 22, 1690; Isaac, bap. 
Sept. 6, 1691 ; Anna Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 10, 1693 ; 
Susanna, bap. July 21, 1695 ; Elizabeth, bap. Aug. 25, 1700 ; 
Margarita, bap. April 2, 1704; Isaac, bap. Jan. 25, 1708; 
and Steenwyck, bap. April 23, 17 10. 

4. iii. Mr. Huybert de Riemer", so named in the list of church mem- 

bers, joined the Dutch Church in New York, Aug. 24, 1671. 
Opposite his name is written " Gcstorven op Meeuwis." 
The place of his death here referred to was probably the 
town of Meaux or Meuse, in France, on the river of that name, 
and where his daughter Elizabeth was born. Mr. Valentine says 
he followed the profession of a Naval Surgeon, and married 
a respectable lady of this city.^ He was probably married 
abroad, as there is no record of that event in the Dutch 
Church here. By wife Catharine he had issue; Isaac and 
Elizabeth. His son, Isaac, m., April 28, 1705, Antje Woert- 
man, dau. of Dirck Janse, of the Ferry, alias Dirk Janse 
■ Woertman and Maritje Teunis ; she was bap. in Brooklyn, 

1 Dom. Henricus Selyns, m. July 25, l66j, Machtilda Specht, j. d., from Uytrecht. They had one 
daughter, Agneta, bap. in New Amsterdam, July i, 1663. Machtdda Specht d. Feb., 1686 ; Dom. Selyns 
d. July, 1701. 

2 Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist, of N. V. vol. 3. p. 741. 

3 Valentine's Manual, 1853, p. 397, 



June IS, 1684. They had issue : Isaac, bap. June 20, 1708; 
Hubertus, bap. Dec. 13, 1710; Marritje, bap. Jan. 27, 1714; 
Catharina, bap. Aug. i, 1716 ; Elizabeth, bap. Feb. 11, 1719; 
Antje, bap. Oct. 4, 1721 ; Abrahana, bap. June 17, 1724 ; and 
Dirk, bap. Oct. 5, 1726. 
His daughter Elizabeth, j. d., Van Meeuwis, m., May 23, 1701, 
Henricus, son of Barent Hendrickse Courten (^Coerten) and 
Styntie Wessels ; he bap. Dec. 22, 1675. His will is dated 
Nov. 4, 1 741 ; proven April 30, 1748. Issue: Margreta, bap. 
Dec. 13, 1704; m., Dec. 13, 1732, William Kingsland ; 
Christina, bap. Feb. 10, 1708; Catharina, bap. June 21, 
1710; Catharina, bap. Jan. 27, 1712 ; Elizabeth, bap. Oct. 
7, 1713 ; Anna, bap. Jan. 25, 1716; Hendrikus, bap. Oct. 
6, 1717; Barent, bap. Dec. 25, 1718, and Elizabeth, bap. 
Feb. 15, 1 721. His wife was living at the date of his will, 
and only the following named children : Barent, Margareta, 
Christina, and Anna. 

5. iv. Machtelt de Riemer', the widow of Nicholas Gouverneur, 
joined the Dutch Church in New York, Nov. 29, 1682. 
He joined July 9, 1663. He was a prominent merchant in 
Amsterdam, engaged in trading to New Netherland. Though 
residing some time in New Amsterdam, it is believed that the 
greater portion of his life was spent in France and Holland, 
the former being his native couiitry. He was living in Am- 
sterdam, July 12, 1677,' and probably died there. His widow 
ni. 2^, Oct. 14, 1685, Jasper Nissepadt, Baker, of New York, 
and widower of Janneken Legende. She survived her 2"' 
husband, and died about 1713 ; by him she had issue. 
Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 5, 1686; Elizabeth, bap. Jan. i, 1688; 
and Margarietje, bap. Nov. 17, 1689. By her i"' husband 
she had two sons : Abraham and Isaac. 

Abraham Gouverneur, son of Nicholas Gouverneur and Machtelt de 
Riemer,' born 1671. In 1689, then a youth of eighteen, he 
was made Clerk of Leisler's Committee of Safety and Town 
Clerk of New York.' He was attainted of high treason, 
April, 1691, with Leisler and Milborne, condemned to death, 
and his property confiscated. This judgment was reversed 
in 169s, and his estate restored.' He was elected to the 
Assembly in 1699, served until 1702, was Speaker in 1701, 
" and was regarded in his time as among the ablest and best 
of the Leislerian party." He married Mary Milborne, widow 
of Jacob Milborne, and dau. of Jacob Leisler, m. 1., dated May 
16, 1699. She was bap. Dec. 12, 1669, and died 1751. His 
will is dated Sept. 12, 1739; proven Oct. 8, 1470. Issue: 

I. NicoLAAS Gouverneur, bap. Feb. 25, 1700; m., about 1723, Geer- 
truyt Reinders [Rynders], dau. of Barent Reinders and 
Hester Leisler. He died before Sept. 1 739, leaving issue : 
Abraham, Esther, Barent, and Nicholas. His widow ni. 2^, 

1 Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist. N. Y., Vol. 2, pp. 542-75=- 

2 Valentine's Manual, 1864, pp. 58a. 

3 Doc. Hist. N. v.. Vol. 2, pp. 542-752. 

Oct. 14, T741, David, son of William Provoost and Aefje 
Van Exveen, and removed to Hackensack, N. J. 

2. Jacoba Gouverneur, bap. Dec. 5, 1701. 

3. Elizabeth Gouverneur, bap. July 9, 1704; died 1751, unmarried. 

4. Jacob Gouverneur, bap. May 7, 17 10; died young. 

5. Maria Gouverneur, bap. July 13, 1712: m. 1'=', Sep. 23, 1735, 

Henry Myer, Jr., son of Hendrick Myer and Wyntje Rhee. 
He was bap. July 26, 1713. She m. 2'', Dec. 31, 1742, 
Jasper Farmer, merchant, of New York. 

Isaac Gouverneur, son of Nicholas Gouverneur and Machtelt de 
Riemer," was a merchant, in New York. He m., Jane 24, 
1704, Sara, daughter of Dr. Samuel Staats and Johanna 
Reynders [Rynders].' His will is dated May 16, 1728 ; date 
of probate not given. He probably died in 1728 ; Issue. 

1. Johanna Gouverneur, bap. April us, 1705; m.. May 10, 1729, 

Cornelis, son of Cornells and Margaret (Van Borsum) Low. 
He was bap. March 31,1 700. 

2. Magdalena Gouverneur, bap. Aug. 18, 1706; m. John Hall^ 

3. Samuel Gouverneur, bap. Feb. 29, 1708; died young. 

4. Margareta Gouverneur, bap. Sept. 2, 1709 ; died Nov., 1758, 


5. Alida Gouverneur, bap. April 8, 1711 ; m., May 12, 1737, John 

Broughton, and had issue : Shelton, John, Sara, and Mary. 

6. Nicolaas Gouverneur, bap. April 19, 1713. 

7. Sara Gouverneur, bap. Oct. 17, 17 14; m., Nov. 3, 1746, Lewis 

Morris, jr. She was his second wife, and died at Morrisania, 
Jan. 14, 1786. He died same place, July 3, 1762.' 

8. Geertruy Gouverneur, bap. March 9, 1716. 

9. Samuel Gouverneur, bap. Feb. 20, 1720. 

10. Isaac Gouverneur, bap. Oct. 8, 1721. 

11. Abraham Gouverneur, bap. Sept. 29^ 1723- 


In August, 1659, Rev. Michiel Zyperus (Superius) left the island of 
Curacao for New Netherland in the hope of receiving a call there to the 
ministry." He joined the church in New Amsterdam Jan., 1660, his name 
appearing in the list of members, " Michiel Ziperius, Propenent, " or Stu- 
dent in Divinity. His wife, Anna Claes Duurcoop became a member 
earlier, but in 1663 joined the church in Brooklyn.' They removed 
to Virginia (Vertrocken na de Virginjes) probably in 1664. They had 
issue: Cornelis, bap. Dec. 21, 1659, and Hillegond, bap. at Stuyvesant's 
Bowery, Aug. 14, 1661. 

I N. v. G. and B. Record, Vol. 7, p. 18. 

: Cal. Hist MSS., Dutch, p. 331. 3 Stiles' Hist, of Brooklyn, i. 426. 



Egbert Wouterszen from Yselstein, a town in Holland, was residing 
June 20th, 1640, at Jan de Lachers Hook, (at present Mill Creek Point, 
Jersey City,) at which date he gave a receipt for three imported milch cows 
and three mares hired from the West India Company. He took the lease 
of a bouwery, Dec. i, 1646, on Manhattan Island, and May 10, 1647, ob- 
tained a patent for a tract of land called in Indian Apopcalyck, lying across 
the North River, west of the Manhattans.' He was enrolled a small 
burgher of New Amsterdam, April 17, 1657, and married, Sept. i, 1641, 
Engel Jan Van Breestede, widow of Jan Janszen. He died about 1680, 
without issue. It appears that his wife had by her first husband the follow- 
ing named children, who are described in a deed dated May 20, 1683, as 
the children and co-heirs of Egbert Wouterse, late of the city of New York, 

1. Jan Janszen Van Breestede who m. Nov. i, 1647, Marritje Lucas 
j. d. of New Amsterdam. In the New York D. C. Baptismal records she 
is called Marritje Andries. They had a large family of children who com- 
prised the third generation of the Breestede family of New York. 

2. Tryntje Janszen Van Breestede who m. June 3, 1646, Ruth Jacob- 
szen of Renselaerswyck, (Rutger Jacobse Van Schoenderwoert or Van 
Woert), and whose descendants assumed the surname of Rutgers. 

3. Dorothea Jans Van Breestede who, m. April 19, 1650, Volckert 
Janszen from Fredrickstadt, and whose descendants comprise the Douw 
family of New York.' 

4. Ei.sjE Jans Van Breestede, who m. ist. May 1 7, 1643, Adriaen Peters- 
zen Van Alcmaer, widower of Grietje Pieters, of whom piesently. She 
married 2d Hendrick Jochemse of Esopus. 


On the 3d of Feb. 1640, Adriaen Petersen of Alcmaer, purchased of 
Hendrick Petersen of Wesel, a plantation near the reed valley, hard by 
Sappokatiican (Greenwich) on the Island of Manhattan. This is the first 
notice found of him. On the 7th September, 1645, he obtained a patent 
for a lot of land north of the fort, and April 13, 1647, another for a tract 
near Sappokanican. He married May 17, 1643, Elsje Jans Van Brees- 
tede, dau. of Jan Janszen and Engel Jans Van Breestede, and the step- 
dau. of Egbert Wouterszen. At the time of his marriage he was the wid- 
ower of Grietje Pieters. Some incidents of the manner in which he wooed 
and won his second wife, have come down to us in the record of the Coun- 
cil Minutes of that period. It appears that Elsje was in the service of 
Cornells Melyn, of Staten Island, who brought suit against Egbert Wou- 
terszen, husband and guardian of Engel Jans, her mother, for damages 
on account of Elsje's marriage engagement before her term of service to 
him had expired. On the trial of tlie case Sept. 11, 1642, she testified 

> Cal. of N. y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p, 13,36, 375. 

* New York Conveyances. Liber 12, p. 126. 

* Pearson's First Settlers of Albany. 


that her mother and another woman had brought a young man to Staten 
Island whom she had never seen before, and desired her to marry him ; 
she declined at first, as she did not know him, and had no inclination to 
marry, but finally consented. She concluded her testimony by returning 
in court the pocket-handkerchief she had received as a marriage present. 
On the 1 6th October following, she made a declaration that she sent for 
Adrian Pietersen, and that on his coming to Staten Island she accompanied 
him on board his yawl. A week later, Melyn aud the Fiscal had Pietersen 
before the court charged with Elsje's abduction. Pietersen was ordered to 
bring her into court, deliver her to Melyn, and receive her again from him 
on giving security for the payment of any damages that Melyn may have 

He died prior to July 3, 1664, on which day Jan Janse from Breeste, 
(Jan Janse Breestede) guardian of his orphan children, petitioned for com- 
pensation for part of a lot belonging to his estate at the Marketfield in 
New Amsterdam.* His widow married Hendrick Jochemse of the Esopus, 
prob. the Hendrick Jochemse of Beverwyck, 1654-1669. Adriaen Pieter- 
szen Van Alcmaer and Elsje Jans Van Breestede had issue : 

1. i. Jannetje bap. Aug. 5, 1643. 

2. ii. SviTfi bap. April 17, 1645 ; m. Jan. 24, 1666, Jacob Abrahams 
(Santvoort). \ 

3. iii. Lysb^th bap. March 24, 1647. 

(first three generations.) 

1. Jacob Abrahamsen Santvoort' the head of the New York family of 
Santfort or Santvoort as it is written in the early records, embarked May, 
1661, in the St. Jean Baptist for New Netherland. He came from Vianen, 
a town of Holland, and married ist in New York, Jan. 24, 1666, Sytie 
Ariens (Adriaens) dau. of Adriaen Pieterszen Van Alcmaer, before men- 
tioned. He was a shoemaker, and when the forced loan was levied by 
Gov. Colve in 1674, on the inhabitants of New Orange, his property was 
valued at 2,500 guilders. He m. 2d, Dec. 26, 1677, Magdaleentje Van 
Vleck. 3. d Van Bremen. On the 17th June, 1685, they conveyed land in 
New York to Enoch Michaelsen (Vreeland) of Pemripoe in East Jersey, 
which is the last notice found of him. His widow was living Aug. 13, 
1699, at which date she was a sponsor at the bap. of Thomas son of William 
Walton. Issue : 

2. i. Abraham' bap. Jan. 11, 1667 ; m. ist, Feb. 27, 1679, Vrouwtje, dau. 
of Cornelis Janse Van Horn and Anna Maria Jansen ; she was bap. July 
25, 1666. He was a mariner, and for some years captain of the sloop 
Sea Flower, engaged in trade with the West Indies, and the latter portion 
of his life a merchant in New York. For a further account of him and his 
children see N. Y. G. and B. Record, vol. vii. p. 23. 

3. ii. Adriaen,^ bap. May 30, 1668 ; died young. 

4. iii. Adriaen,'' bap. March 13, 1670. 

5. iv. IsACQ,'' bap. Nov. 5, 1671 ; died young. 

6. v. Isaac," bap. Dec. 29, 1672. 

* Cal. ofN. V. Hist, MSS. Dutch, p. 12,82,83,266, 369, 374. 


7. vi. Aeltje/ bap. Oct. 7, 1674 ; m. Feb. 26, 1696, Thomas Sand- 

ers, Bolter, of New York, son of Robert Sanders and Elsje 
Barents, of Albany. Issue: Robert, bap. Oct. 4, 1696 
Styntje, bap. Dec. 26, 1697 ; Robert, bap. Jan. i, 1700 
Jacob, bap. Oct. 19, 1701 ; Elsje, bap. Oct. 27, 1703 
Anneke, bap.- Jan. 30, 1706; Maritje, bap. May 13, 1708 
Jacob, bap. June 9, 1712 ; and Beatrix, bap. Sept. 25, 1715. 

8. vii. Jacobs bap. Sept. 13, 1676. 

9. viii. Maryken,' bap. Nov. 27, 1678; m. Sept. 7, 1698, Willem 
Wallen, j. m. Van N. Yorck. This name is thus incorrectly spelled 
in the D. C. Marriage records. In the Baptismal records it rightly 
appears William Walton. Pie was probably the son of Thomas Walton 

and ■ Lawrence, whose m. 1. is dated Dec. 16, 1671. Thomas Walton 

resided at Staten Island, and was arrested July 8, 1689, and confined in the 
fort at New York for having said that he would retake the fort (from I^eis- 
ler) with 200 men. He deceased prior to Dec. 12, 1689, at which date an 
order was issued to Obadiah Holmes, justice of Richmond County, to 
assist Capt. Thomas Lawrence in taking an inventory of his estate.* 
Thomas Walton prob. another son of the above married Mary Stillwell; fii. 
1. dated Dec. 23, 1698 ; of him we have no further account. William 
Walton, was an eminent merchant and ship builder in New York. He 
died May 23, 1745. His wife died Sept. 3, 1768. Issue: Thomas, bap. 
Aug. 12, 1699 : d. 1727, unmarried; Maria, bap. Nov. 30, 1701 ; Jacob, 
bap. July 7, 1703; m. May 14, 1726, Maria Beekman, and had numerous 
children ; he died Oct. 17, 1749; William, bap. Oct. 20, 1706 ; ni. Jan. 27, 
1 731, Cornelia Beekman; he erected the Walton House in Franklin 
Square and d. s. p. July it, 1768; Jacobus, bap. Feb. 27, 1709; died 
young ; James, bap. March 28, 1711, d. s. p.; and Abraham, bap. Feb. 24, 
1 714, d. s. p. 


(first three generations.) 

Jan Thomaszen, j. m. Van de Manhattans, ni. Nov. 8, 1665, Apollonia 
Cornelis, dau. of Cornells Claeszen Swits (Switsart, Wits) and Ariaentie 
Cornelis ; she was bap. Oct. 25, 1648. About the year 1692, he assumed 
tlie surname of Eckerson, which was retained by his children as their 
family name. It is variously spelled in the N. Y. Dutch Church records 
Echons, Eckens, Eckes, Eckeson, Ekkisse, and Etkins, with several other 
slight modifications. At the baptism of his children he is invariably styled 
Jan Thomaszen. — Issue: 

I. i. Ariaentie Eckerson,' bap. Feb. 16, 1667 ; m. March 5, 1684, 
Vincent de La Montagne son of Jean (Jan) de la Mon- 
tagne and Petronella Pikes (Pyckes, Picques, Pieces). He 
was bap. April 22, 1657 ; his name appears at the baptism 
of his children, de La Montagne and Montagne. He died 
May 26, 1773, at the great age of One hundred and sixteen 
years " ' He may be said to have been the connecting link 
between the Dutch Directors and the American Revolution 
— between Stuyvesant and Washington.'"* Issue: Pie- 
teinel, bap. April 11, 1685 ; Pieternel, bap. April 3, 1687; 

* Cal. of N. Y. Hist. MSS., English, p. 185. Doc. Rcl. to Col. Hist. N. Y. vol. iii. p. 597. 




Jan. bap. Feb. 24, 1689 ; Thomas, bap. Feb. 15, 1691 ; 
Apollonia, bap. April 15, 1694; Jesse, bap. Nov. 8, 1696; 
Petronella, bap. Nov. 19, 1701 ; Annatje, bap. Oct. 3, 1703; 
Fincent, bap. Dec. 2, 1705 ; knd Rachel, bap. May 4, 1707. 

2. ii. Thomas Eckerson,' bap. Jan. 27, 1669; m. i"* Sept. 10, 

1697, Rachel Van Slechtenhorst j. d. from Albany; m. 2' 
Nov. 29, 1700, FJizabeth Slingerlant, dau. of Tennis Corne- 
lise Slingerlant of Albany. At his second marriage his name 
is recorded Thomas Achteiit. Issue : Jan, bap. Aug. 2 7, 1 701 ; 
Annatie, bap. Dec. 16, 1702; Appalonia, bap. Nov. 22, 
1704; and Theunis, bap. May 14, 1707. 

3. iii. CoRNELis EcKERSON,^ bap. April 9, 1671 ; m. Aug. 24, 1693, 

Willemtje Vlierboom, j. d. of Albany, both living at Tappan. 
Issue: JaB,Jaap. June 26, 1695; Matthys, (?) bap. Nov. 8, 
1696; Jan, bap. March 22, 1699; Cornelis, bap. Jan. 12, 
1 701 ; Jacob, bap. Feb. 28, 1703 ; and Thomas, bap. March 
3, 1706. 

4. iv. Sara Eckerson,' bap. Oct. 4, 1673; m. Jan. 8, 1696, Abra- 

ham Janszen (Van Aernam), j. m. Van Mitspadt Kill, 
son of Jan Dirckse Van Aernam and Sara Theunis ; he was 
bap. April 9, 1673. Issue : Jan, bap. May 10, 1696 ; Abram, 
bap. Dec. 26, 1697 ; Sara, bap. Oct. 22, 1699 ; Apalonia, 
bap. Feb. 9, 1701 ; Isaac, bap. Dec. 5, 1703 ; and Isaac, bap. 
July IS, 1705. 

5. v. Jan Eckerson,^ bap. Feb. 9, 1676; m. June 3, 1696, Maryken 

Jans, dau. of Jan Dirckse Van Aernam ; she was bap. July 
14, 1675. Issue: Jan, bap. Sept. 7, 1698; Thomas, bap. 
Oct. 13, 1703 ; Apolonia, bap. Aug. 22, 1705 ; and Thomas, 
bap. Jan. 7, 1708. 

6. vi. Lysbeth Eckerson,^ bap. May 29, 1678 ; m. June 24, 1698, 

DiRCK Uytten BoGAERT,f j. m. Van N. Yorck. Issue : 
Gysbert, bap. Sept. 24, 1699; m. Nov. 26, 1720, Catharine, 
dau. of Joost Palding (Paulding) and Catharine Jans Duyts ; 
Apalonia, bap. March 18, 1702 ; and Jan, bap. April 23, 1704. 
Elizabeth Ekkesse, widow, prob. the widow of Dirck Uytten 
Bogaert, m. May 26, 17 13, Ralph Potter. 

7. vii. Margrietje Eckerson,^ bap. , 1680 (?) ; m. Nov. 29, 

1700, Focco Heyrmans (Volkert Heermans), son of Egbert 
Fockenszen, alias Egbert Heermans, and his wife Elsje 
Lucas; he was bap. Feb. 7, 1679. Issue: Elsje, bip. Nov. 
5, 1701 ; Egbert, bap. Jan. 30, 1704; Jan and Apalonia, 
twins, bap. May 2, 1706; Luykas, bap. April 10, 1709; 
Margrietje, bap. Nov. 22, 1710 ; Egbert, bap. Oct. 11, 1713 ; 
and Annatje, bap. Oct. 3, 1716. 

* O'Callaghan's Hist, of New Netherlands, vol. ii. p. 21. 

+ He was probably a son of Gysbert Uylen Bogert and his wife Willemtje Klaas ; the latter witlt 
Isaac Stoutenburg was sponsor at the baptism of Dirck's first son, Gysbert. It appears to have been a 
universal custom among the early Dutch setders to give the eldest son his (paternal) grandfather's name, and 
this custom affords an almost unerring rule in tracing the line of descent. The father of Dirck Uytten 
Bogaert, was probably the Gysbert Uytden Bogaert who on the z6th of May, 168,^, obtained an Indian Deed 
for a tract of land, lying on the north bank of the Catskill, extending from Boomties Hook, (at the mouth of 
the Catskill), up the Hudson River to a small Kill, opposite Vastrix Island, thence west to Dirck Teunissen's 
mill ; thence south to the first little Kill that flows into Hans Vossen Kill : thence along the same to \\ here 
it falls into the Catskill, and thence along the Catskill to Boomties Hook. — (Calendar of Land Papers, p. 28). 
Besides Dirck, he prob. had Aeltje, who m. ist, Zacharias Zluys, and m. 2d, Nov. 14, 1695, Jacobus Van 
Duersen, j. m. from Albany ; Neeltje, who m. July 2, 1690, Isaac Stoutenburg, j. m., of New York, each of 
whom had numerous cliildren. 


8. viii. Cornelia Eckerson,^ bap. Nov. 15, 1682 ; m. Sept. 10, 1700, 

Jeremias Burroughs (Berry), j.m. Van NieuwThuyn, (New- 
town, L.I. ). Issue: Hannah, bap. May 24, 170 1 ; Apolonia, 
bap. April 11, 1703 ; Elizabeth, bap. March 7, 1705 ; Jere- 
mias, bap.. Feb. 12, 1707 ; Jan, bap. March 30, 1709 ; Isaac, 
bap. Oct. 17, 1711; Maria, bap. Oct. 12, 1715; Abraham, 
bap. Oct. 29, 17x8; Jeremias, bap. Feb. 15, 1721; and 
Abigail, bap. Dec. 16, 1724. 

9. ix. Rachel Eckerson^ bap. April xi, 1685. By Petrus Stuy- 

VESANT, son of Nicolaes Willem Stiiyvesant and lilizabeth Van 
Slechtenhorst, had son Benoni, bap. May 2, 1706; Petrus 
Stiiyvesant, bap. March 21, 1685, died (drowned,) in 1706 ; 
and she m. March i, 1712, Frans Pieterse de Vries. 
Issue: Antje, bap. July 8, 1713; Jan, bap. March 25, 1716 ; 
Petrus, bap. Sept. 24, 1718; Thomas, bap. April 19, 1721 ; 
Symon, bap. Nov. 6, 1723 ; and Jan, bap. July 20, 1726. 

10. X. Jannetje Eckerson'', bap. Nov. 2, 1687; m. June r, 1710, 

Benjamin Van Vegte (Van Vechten). Issue: Cornelius, 
bap. Oct. 4, 1710; Jan, bap. April i, 1713; and Ruben, 
bap. Dec. 21, 1715. 

11. xi. Maria Eckerson'', twin,, bap. Sep. 6, i6go ; no further 


12. xii. Anna Eckerson'', twin, bap. Sept. 6, 1690 ; no further account. 


(first three generations.) 

Johannes Thomaszen, j. nl. Van Amsterdam, m. Oct. 31, 1677, Aechtje 
Jacobs, j. d. Van N. Amersfort, both then living at Sapponicam (Green- 
wich, Manhattan Island). At the baptism of their first child, her name is 
written Aerhtie, at the others Aefje Jacobs, while his is given in each 
instance Johannes Thomaszen. Their children adopted th-e surname of 
Sammans (Samman, Sammons). Issice : 

1. i. Gretie Sammans', bap. Aug. 17, 1678, m. May 16, 1701, 

Elias Brevoort, see page 16. 

2. ii. Jannetie SAMMANS^ bap. Feb. 18, 1680; ni. May 5, 1702, 

Adriaen Van Schaick, see page 11. 

3. iii. Jacob Samman', bap. June 11, 1683 ; m. May 27, 1706, Cat- 

lyntje Bensen, prob. dau. of Johannes Bensen and Lysbeth 
Matheuse of Albany. Issue: Aegje, bap. Jan. 14, 1708; 
Aegje, bap. Feb. 12, 1710 ; Johannes, bap. March 9, 1712 ; 
Thomas, bap. June 13, 1716; Elizabeth, bap. Sep. 28, 1718; 
Samson, bap. Dec. 7, 1721; Dirk, bap. March 18, 1724; 
Margrietje, bap. May 4, 1726; Benjamin and Lena, twins, 
bap. Feb. 21, 1729; Rachel, bap. Aug. 16, 1730.- and Mat- 
theus, bap. June i, 1733. 

4. iv. Thomas Sammans', bap. Jan. 3, 1686. He was sponsor May 

18, 1 718, at the l5ap. of Margrietje dau. of Christoffel Van 
Nes, which is the last notice found of him. He prob. d. s. p. 

5. V. Rachel Samman', bap. July 11, 1691 ; m. June 24, 1717, 

Stoffel (Christoffel) Van Nes, and had Margrietje bap. 
May 18, 1718. She m. 2''June, 17, 1726, Henricus, son of 



Barnardus and Elsje (Meyer) Smith, and had Barnardus, bap. 
May 22, 1727, and Aafje, bap. Feb. 16, 1729. 


Gabriel Thomaszen, ahas Striddles (Gabriel Tompson Strudles), and 
wife Jannetje Dircx, joined the Dutch Church in New York, Dec, i, 1692, 
with certificate from Albany. He was there as early as 1662. A sketch 
of his life appears in Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, page 107. His will 
is dated Sept. 14, 1702, and Oct 19, 1703, an Inventory of his estate was 
"recorded at the request of Jane Van Laer, Executrix of ye estate." He 
names in his will son Thomas Stridles, and daughters Katharine, Jannetie, 
and Neeltie. Appoints his dau. Jannetie Stridles, Executrix. Besides 
those bap. in Albany, he had by wife Jannetje Dircx, the following named 
children bap. in New York ; Johannes, bap. May 7, 1693 ; Fytje, bap. 
Feb. 14, 1694; and Neeltje, bap. March 4, 1696. 

His dau. Jannetje, bap. in Albany, Aug. 19, 1683, m. Nov. 8, 1702, 
Gerrit Van Laer, baker of New York, son of Stoffel Gerritse Van Laer 
and Catharina Boots. She died 1717-18, and May 25, 1718, Gerrit Van 
I^aer petitioned for administration on his father-in-law's Estate. He m. 2d, 
Jan. 3, 1719, Annatje Aertsen. Issue: Catharina, bap. Sept. 5, 1703; 
Christoflel, bap. Oct. 25, 1704; Gabriel, bap. Oct. 3, 1705 ; Gabriel, bap. 
Jan. 29, 1707; Gerardus, bap. Sept. 15, 1708; Sara, bap. Sept. 3, 1710; 
Christoffel, bap. Oct. 24, 1711 ; Jannetje, bap. Dec. 10, 1712 ; Jannetje, 
bap. July 14, 1714 ; Jannetje, bap. Jan. 25, 1716; Sara, bap. March 27, 
1717 ; and by 2d wife : Eva, bap. Oct. 7, 1719 ; at the bap. of this child 
his wife is named Annetje Ten Eyck. No other notice of the children of 
Gabriel Thomaszen Stridles named in his will, has been found. 

(first three generations.) 

The head of this family was in New Amsterdam as early as 1644, fol- 
lowing the vocation of Pilot. In the record of his marriage, Jan. 17, 
1649, to Baertje Hendricks Kip, j. d. from Amsterdam, he is called Jan 
Janszen, j. m. Van Tubingen, probably the town of that name in Suabia, 
in Germany. At the baptism of his children his name is variously re- 
corded, Jan Janszen Van St. Cubis, Van St. Ubus, Van St. Obyn, Jan 
Van Sara, Jan Wanshaer Van St. Benen, Jan Wanshaer' (sometimes writ- 
ten Manshaer), and Jan de Caper, i. e. in English Jan the Sailor. He 
was admitted to the rights of a small burgher April 18, 1657, and appears 
to have been one of the substantial and respectable citizens of the city. 
His name and that of his wife is recorded in the list of Old Members of 
the Dutch Church, or of those who joined the church between 1649 and 
1660. He resided on Broiiwer Straat, now that part of Stone street 
between Broad and Whitehall streets. 

His widow married 2d, Dec. 12, 1677, Jan Dirckszen Meyer, widower of 
Tryntje [Andriesse] Grevenraet.* She survived her second husband, by 
whom she had no children, and was living July 12th, 1702. By her first 
husband she had issice. i. Abraham,^ bap. Nov. 14, 1649 ; 2. Johannes,^ 
bap. Aug. 27, 1651; 3. Jacob,^ bap. July 13, 1653; 4. Hendrick,^ bap. 
March 21, 1655; 5. Anthony Wanshaer,^ bap. July 4, 1657; one of this 
name, by wife Marritje Harperts, had Abraham,' bap. April 1, 1696. 6. 

* She was probably a sister of Isaac Grevenraet.^ 


Robbert,^ bap. Aug. 31, 1659; 7. Johannes,^ bap. Sept. 30, 1661 ; 8. Jo- 
hannes,^ bap. Sept. 17, 1662. 

9. Jan Wanshaer,^ bap. Dec. 5, 1663 ; joined the Dutch Church in 
New York Feb. 26, 1696; m. Dec 8, 1698, Susanna de Nys, daughter of 
Pieter de Nys (Denyse) and Geesje Idens ; she was bap. Dec. 19, 1669. 
They had issue Johannes,' bap. Oct. 6, 1700; Abraham,' bap. July 12, 
1702; Pieter,' bap. March 12, 1704J Pieter,' bap. March 21, 1705; and 
Johannes,' bap. Nov. 19, 1707, who m. Nov. 4, 1736, Christina Egberts; 
10, Carel.^ bap. July 4, 1666. 

II. Jacomyntie Wanshaer,^ bap. July 13, 1667; joined the Dutch 
Church here Sept. 3, 1696 ; m. Feb. 16, 1698, Andries Abrahanise, j. m. 
of New York. Issue, Francyntje, bap. June 12, 1700; Sarah, bap. Dec. 
21, 1 701 ; Johanna, bap. Aug. 29, 1703; Abraham and Isaac, twins, bap. 
Aug 22, 1705; Andreas, bap. Dec. 14, 1707; and Sara, bap. Jan. 14, 


There is nothing more perplexing to one engaged in tracing the pedi- 
grees of the early Dutch settlers, than the changes sometimes found in 
the name of the same individual. Among these will be noted those which 
occur in the children of a widow upon her remarriage, who frequently bear 
the name of their stepfather, as well as their proper Dutch patronymic. 
Thus the name of Elsje Elberts, daughter of Elbert Janszen and Elsje 
Jans, after her mother's second marriage to Otto Grim, is sometimes 
recorded Elsje Grim. So we find Elsje Tymens, after the third marriage 
of her widowed mother to Covert Loockermans, called Elsje Loockermans, 
as though she was his putative daughter instead of his step daughter. 

Elsje Tymens (Thymens) wife of Pieter Corn. Van der Veen and 
daughter of Thymen and Marritje Janszen, was born in New Amsterdam. 
Her father was a ship carpenter and must have come to New Netherland 
as early as 1633, perhaps with Director General Wouter Van Twiller in 
April of that year. On the i6th of April 1639, then aged 36 years, he 
made before Secretary Cornelis Van Tienhoven, with Jacob Hoffelsen 
(Stoffelsen ?), overseer, aged about 37 years, and Gillis Petersen Van der 
Gouw, house carpenter, aged 27 years, a deposition in regard to the 
dilapidated state of the Fort, and the bad condition of affairs generally at 
New Amsterdani, at the time of the arrival, March 28, 1638, of Director 
William Kieft in the ship Haring.* In 1642, he obtained a patent for 
land on Mespat Kill, L. I., and July 3, 1643, one for land on Manhattan 
Island, and another, July 13, the same year for land oii Long Island. He 
died soon after. Her mother, Marritje Janszen, was a daughter of Tryn 
Jonas (Jansen ?) midwife at New Amsterdam, and a sister of Anneke Jans 
who married — first, Roelof Janszen, and second, the Rev. Everardus 
Bogardus. She married her second husband, Dirck Corneliszen j. m. van 
Wensveen, Aug. 28, 1646, by whom she had Cornelis (Dirckszen), baptized 
March 17, 1647; he married Nov. 17, 1672, Grietje Hendricks of New 
York, daughter of Hendrick Willemszen, and had son Dirck, baptized 
March 2, 1674. Cornelis Dirckszen, above named, deceased before May 
1678, and his widow, Grietje Hendricks, married October, 1678, John 
Robinson, merchant of New York, and had Marie, baptized July 18, 1683, 
and Grietje baptized October 12, 1684. Dirck Corneliszen, the second 

♦ Coll. N. y. Hist, Society, vol. i, New Series, p. 279. 


husband of Marntje Janszen, was living in August, 1647, but had deceased 
before August, 29, 1648, at which date his widow gave a power of attorney 
to WilHam Turck and Seth Verbrugge to receive certain accounts, &c., in 
the hands of Wouter Van Twiller at Amsterdam.' She married, third, 
Govert Loockermans,- by whom she had son Jacob, baptized March 17, 
1652 ; he was a physician and settled in the county of St. Mary, Province 
of Maryland. For an account of his descendants see Vincent's History of 
Delaware, vol. i, p. 474. Govert Loockermans died about 1670, and his 
widow was buried Nov. 20, 1677.^ In her will, dated May 7, 1677, with 
codicil, dated Nov. i, she is styled Mrs Mary Jansen, widow of Govert 
Lockermans, and names the three children of her daughter Elsce Lysler by 
Peter Cornelis Van der Veen deceased, as follows : Cornelius, Timothy, 
and Margaretta, to whom she gives the sum of one hundred guilders ($40) 
in beavers, at eight guilders apiece ; to Anna, daughter of William Bogardus, 
the sum of fifty guilders in beavers. Names as her universal heirs, her 
children Elsie Tymans, married with Jacob Leysler ; Cornelis Dirkse 
married with Grietie Hendrickse, and Jacob Lockermans not married. 
Makes a small bequest to Mary Van Brugh, daughter of Mr. Johannes Van 
Brugh, and to Susannah Leysler, her said daughter's daughter. Appoints 
her cousin, Mr. Johannes Van Brugh and Mr. Francis Rombouts Alder- 
man, of this city, executors. 

Elsje Tymens m. i" Jan. 7, 1652, Pieter CoRfJ. Van der Veen j. m. 
from Amsterdam. The first notice of him is found in" the record of his 
marriage. He was a merchant in New Amsterdam, admitted to the rights 
of a small burgher April 11, 1657, and in 1658 was appointed one of the 
Commissioners to treat with the Esopus Indians. Soon after his marriage 
he erected the first brick house built in this city, and situated, on the 
present westerly side of Whitehall between Pearl and State Streets. He 
was the principal projector in company with Cornelius de Potter, of the 
first ship, the " New Love," known to have been built at this port.* He 
died in i66t, and his widow married Jacob Leisler, of whom hereafter. 
Fieter Cornelisen Van der Veen and Elsje Tymens had issue : 

1, Cornelis, bap. October 27, 1652 ; m. Magdalena Wolsum and 
prob. d. s. p. His widow m. April 25, 1683, Leendert Huygen de 
Cleyn (de Kleyn), of whom hereafter. 

2. Timothy, born 1654? There is no record found of his baptism; he 
was sponsor at the baptism of Johannes, son of Robert Walters, May 22 
1687, which is is the last notice found of him. 

I. Margarita, bap. Feb. 18, 1657 ; m. May 15, 1682, Isaac Stephenszen, 
mariner of New York, and had — i. Margriet, bap. Feb. 9, 1684, who m. 
Sept. 12, 1700, Symon Pasco (Pasko), and had Symon, bap. July 7, 1703, 
and Elizabeth.bap. Sept. 8, 1706 ; 2. Pieter, bap. Dec. 25, 1685 ; 3. Eliza- 
beth, bap. Nov. 20, 1687, d. young; 4. Elizabeth, bap. July 30, 1690, 
who married March 18, 17 10, Jacobus Mauritz, and had Elizabeth, bap. 
June 29, 1712, and Elizabeth, bap. April 28, 1714, who m. June 26, 1738, 
James De Hart, and had Margrita, bap. May 2, 1739, and Jacoba, bap. 
Oct. 8, 1740. 

4. Catharyn, bap. June 29, 1659 > "^o' named in her grandmother's, 
will and prob. died young. 

' Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 40, 42, 49. 

' Govert Loockermans j. ni. van Turniiout in. July 11, 1649, Marritje Jans j. d. Is it not probable that 
these are the persons above alluded to. and that j. d. after her name is an error in the marriage record ? 
' O'Callaghan's Hist New Netherlands, vol. s.'p. 38. 
* Valentine's Manual, i860, p. 594. 




I. Jacob Leisler' (Loyseler, Leysler, Leydsler, Leydser, Lysler), from 
Frankfort, came to New Netherland a soldier in the West, India Company's 
service in 1660. He embarked in the ship Otter from Amsterdam, the 
27th of April of that year. There was a tradition among his descendants 
that he came originally from France, and a vague report, a hundred years 
or so ago in New York, that he was a Swiss.' It is more likely that he was 
born in Frankfort, and was, therefore, a native of Germany. A Susanna 
Leydser was one of the sponsors at the baptism, P'eb. 10, 1664, of Susanna, 
his eldest daughter. The conjecture is a fair one that she was his mother. 
He joined the Dutch Church in New Amsterdam Oct. 2, 1661, and married, 
April II, 1663, Elsje Tymens, widow of Pieter (Cornelisen) Van der Veen, 
who was, in his day, a reputable and wealthy merchant of this city. He prob- 
ably succeeded to the business left by Van der Veen, as a few years after his 
marriage we find him engaged in mercantile pursuits, through which, and 
by his marriage, he acquired a large estate, and was ranked among the 
wealthiest citizens of his time. In 1678, while on a voyage to Europe, he 
was taken prisoner by the Turks, to whom he paid a large ransom for his 
freedom. On the loth of Sept., 1684, \\g. was' commissioned Captain of 
a Militia Company in New York. He purchased for the Huguenots, 
Sept. 20, 1689, of John Pell and Rachel his wife, six thousand acres of 
land within the manor of Pelham, now the township of New Rochelle, in 
Westchester Co., New York.' 

Early in 1689 news reached New York of the overthrow of James the 
Second, and the accession of William, Prince of Orange, to the English 
throne. The people having determined to seize Fort James, in the 
interest of King William and Queen Mary, they selected Capt. Jacob 
Leisler to carry their design into effect. On the 3d of June, 1689, the day 
following its seizure, Lieut.-Governor Nicholson left New York for 
England. The same day Leisler issued a proclamation declaring that his 
intention in holding the fort was to preserve the Protestant religion, and 
that he should hold it only until the arrival of a Governor with orders from 
his Royal Highness, the Prince of Orange, then daily expected, into 
whose hands it would be immediately delivered up. But this expectation, 
unfortunately for him, and the peace of the Province, was not realized un- 
til the arrival of Gov. Sloughter, in March, 1691. In the meantime, Leisler, 
on the 1 6th of August, 1689, was commissioned Commander-in-Chief, by 
a Committee of Safety, who represented a majority of the community. 

In Dec, 1689, a messenger arrived in New York, bearing a letter from 
the English Government, addressed "To Francis Nicholson, Esq., or in 
his absence, to such as for the time being, takes care for preserving the 
peace and administering the laws in His Majesties province of New York." 
This letter gave authority to the person addressed to take chief command 
as Lieutenant-Governor of the Province, and to appoint a Council to assist' 
him in conducting the government. By the advice of the Committee of 
Safety Leisler, on the nth Dec, I689, assumed the style of Lieutenant- 

1 N. Y. Hist. Society Coll., 1868, p. 424. 

* Bolton's Hist, of Westchester County, vol. r, p. 376. 


Governor, and selected as his Council, Pieter De La Noy, Samuel Staats, 
Hendrick Jansen (Van Feurden), Johannes Veinielje, for the city and 
county of New York ; Capt. Gerardus Keecknian, for Kings County ; 
Samuel Edsall, for Queens County ; Capt. Thomas Williams, for West- 
chester County ; and William Lawrence, for the County of Orange. They 
appointed Jacob Milborne Secretary of the Province and Clerk to the 
1-ieutenant-Governor and Council. On the 28th Jan., i69i,Capt. Richard 
Ingoldsby arrived in New York, bearing their Majesties' Commission as 
Caiitain of Foot, and, without producing any legal authority, he demanded 
of Leisler the possession of the fort, which was refused. Henry Sloughter, 
who had been appointed Governor in Chief of the Province, arrived on 
the 19th of March following, late in the day, and Leisler, "having notice 
thereof, that same night (though very late) took care to deliver the fort to 
his order, which was done very early the next morning." Sloughter im- 
mediately ordered the arrest of Leisler, and his friends with him, and 
called a special Court of Oyer and Terminer, which was held for their 
trial in April following. By this court, composed of some of his most 
virulent enemies, and which from the first, had prejudged him and his as- 
sociates,' Leisler, and Jacob Milborne, his son-in-law, were con\icted 
and attainted of high treason, for not delivering the possession of the fort 
to Capt. Richard Ingoldsby, and sentenced to death. THey were executed 
together near the site of the present Hall of Records," on Saturday, May 16, 
1691, while the populace was overawed by military force, and their 
enemies " were carousing in beastly triumph and drunkenness." After 
execution ( by hanging), they were beheaded and their bodies buried in 
ground belonging to Leisler, east of the Conunons, and near the corner 
of a street called George street, supposed to be in the rear of the present 
" Tribune Building," between Spruce and Frankfort streets. They were 
reburied, with great solemnity by a large concourse of citizens, in the Old 
Dutch Church, in Garden street, now Exchange Place, Oct. 20, 1698. 
The British Parliament, in 1695, passed an act reversing their attainder, 
and restoring their estates to their families, thus virtually censuring the 
illegality of their e.xecution. (Dunlap's History of ^'eio York, Vol. i ; 
Documentary History of JW-w York, Vol. 2 ; The Administration oj 
facob Leisler, by Charles F. Hoffman, in Sparks' American Biograf/iv, 
Vol. 13; Collections of the N. Y. Historical Society, for 1868; \'alen- 
tine's History of Nctc York.) 

Elsje Tymens, the widow of Jacob I>eisler, survived him some 13 or 14 
years. She was living Sept. 17, 1704, at which date she was a sponsor at 
the baptism of Elizabeth, dau. of Barent Reinders. Issue. 

2. i, Susannah", bap. Feb. 10, 1664; joined the Dutch Church in New 
York, Dec. 3, i68i, and removed with certificate some time after to Ber- 
gen (N. J.?). The date and place of her first marriage are not known. She 
ni. ist, Michiel Vaughton (called Farton in the Dutch Church Baptismal 
records), an Englishman and a protige of Gov. Thomas Dongan, with 
whom he came to New York in August, 1683. He was a half-brother of 
John Spragg, Esq., who was a member of the Legislative Council in 16S3, 
and subsequently Secretary of the Pro\ ince of New York. 

Governor Dongan describes Vaughton as having been " a volunteer two 
or three years on board ship with Captain Temple," etc., and " a pretty 

^ Gerardus Beekman, Johannes Vcrmelje, Thomas Williams, Meyndert Coertcn, Ahraham Brasher, and 
Abiaham Goiiverneur were convicted, with Leisler and IVIilborne, of high treason, 
* Moulton's view of the City of New Orange in 1672, p, 22. 


ingenious young man," who, happening to be in London when he came away, 
offered his services, which the Governor accepted and promised to aid him 
with money when in need of it " for to put him into some way." On 
tlie nth of May, 1684, he was commissioned Clerk of the Market of New 
York, and in December following we fmd him Commander of the Sloop 
James, and authorized by warrant to proceed to the Sound and seize and 
send to the city all vessels that may seem to be engaged in unlawful traffic. 
Edward Antill was part owner of the vessel he commanded, Vaughton's 
share in it having been purchased with money loaned him by Gov. Dongan. 
In the spring of 1685, Hugh Riddle, a Scotchman and "poor Gentleman," 
coming into the Province from New Jersey, brought with him, without 
entry at the Custom House, a small parcel of linen of the value of three 
to five pounds. Some time after. Riddle and one of the Custom officers 
" drinking drunk together," fell to quarrelling, on which the officer went out, 
about one or two in the morning, and, meeting Vaughton, also a Custom 
House officer, compelled him to go with him to seize uncustomed goods, at 
Riddle's lodgings. Arrived there, they broke open the door, and Riddle, 
" still drunk," in endeavoring to keep them out, stabbed Vaughton, wound- 
ing him severely. For this offence he was thrown into prison, where he 
remained a long time awaiting Vaughton's recovery. Being in a starving 
condition, he was finally liberated upon the application of Mr. Vaughton, 
Mr. Spragg, and others, the Council ordering his goods to be released upon 
his paying the physicians their charges for attending Vaughton. These 
being more than the value of the goods, and Riddle a poor man, Mr. Spragg, 
in chanty to him, paid the surgeons their demand, amounting to ten 

On the 24th of January, 1702, Susanna Vaughton, his widow, petitioned 
for a patent of 300 acres of land, lying in the vicinity of the Crom Elboogh 
(Crum Elbow Creek), in Dutchess County, ''which she alleges to be part 
of a purchase made by Henry Pawling (Sheriff of Esopus in 1684), under 
a license granted to her husband, in company with said Pawling, and for 
which no patent has as yet been granted." 

Tlie last notice of Michiel Vaughton where his identity is certain is 
found in the record of the baptism of his son Michiel, September 9, 1688. 
The sponsors at this baptism were John Spragg, Robbert Walters, and Catha- 
rina Leydser. He probably died soon after. His widow m. 2d, March 12 
1704, Leonard (Huygen) de Kleyn,* by whom she had no issue. 

' Doc. Rel. to Co', Hist, of N. V., vol. 3, p. 407-8-9, 493. Cal. N. Y. Hist. Mss. English, p. 116-117, 128 
134 and 306. 

* Lekndekt (Leonard) Hiivt.iiN dk Ki.f.yn (de Cleyn, Cleyn) l''an Bitureit^ was a son of Hugh Barentsen 
de Clein, who, with his wife and seven children, embarked from Amsterdam for New Netherland, in May, 
1661, in the Heaver. Hugo Barents (de Kleyn) and his wife Mayken Bartels joined the Dutch Church ni 
New Amsterdam, October 2, 1661. Leendert joined May 28, 1679, and m. 1st, April 25, 1683, Magdalena 
Wolsum (Wolsing, Wolsen), widow of Cornelis Van derVeen. He was a shop-keeper in New York for many 
years, but removed in the latter part of his life to New Rochelle, Westchester Co., N. Y. , where he died in 
1735) having survived his second wife, Susannah Leisler, a number of years. The latter part of his name is 
frequently dropped in the Dutch Records, and he appears simply as Leendert Huygen or Huygens. Issue: 

1. David, bap. May 24, 1684, d. s. p. 

2. Maria, bap. March 7, 1686 ; m. February 28. 1708, Joseph Robinson, merchant, of New York, and had 
Leonard, ijap. September 24, 1710 : Richard, bap. September 17, 1712 : Joseph, Lap. January 2, 1715 ; and 
Maria, bap. January 14, 1719. 

3. Elisabeth, bap. March 29, 1688 ; m. November 3, 1705, Anthony Lispenard. son of Anthony and wife 
Abeltie. At the baptism of his children his name is written Anthony Lippenard. In 1724 he removed to 
New Rochelle. Issue : Anthony, bap. July 27, 1709 ; Magdalena, bap. February 16, 1712 : Leonard, bap. 
January 25, 1716 ; Johannes, bap. February i, 1721 ; and ]'",lisabeth, bap. February 5, 1724. 

4. Harent, bap. February 28, 1690 ; m August 28, 1711. Cornelia, dan. of Rev. Rudolphus Varick and his 
wife Margareta Visboom, and had Leonard, bap. December 7, 1712. I'.arent de Kleyn died soon after, and 
his widow, Cornelia, m. 2d, July 22, 1715, Pieter Van Dyk. 

5. Johannes, bap. February 4, 1694 ; d. s. p. 

6. Magdalena, bap. January 26, 1696 ; d. s. p. 

7. Cacharina, bap, in Brooklyn, November 27, 1698 ; d. s. p. 

-, , leisler: 

NfiCHlEr. Vai'C.htox, son of AFichiel ^'aughton and Susannah I.eisler, 
bap. September 9, 1688, m. AFiiv 15, 1712, Catharina dau. of John Don- 
aldson (Danginson, Danillson, liennissen, Dumelson) and Elizabeth Ro- 
denburg.f In 17 19 he was a merchant and afterwards a sail-maker in New 

Will dated Dec. 28, 1732; proven Feb. 24, 1736; names wife, 
Catharin ; eldest son, John ; son, Jacob ; daughters, Elizabeth, Susannah, 
Katherin and Mary. Appoints his wife and his cousins Paul Richard, and 
William Haraersly, of the cii}- of New York, merchants, Executri.x and 
Executors. Issue : 

1. MicHiEL ^'A^GHTON, bap. Feb. 15, 1713 ; d. young. 

2. P^LiZABETH \'aughton, bap. Sept. I, 1715- 

3. Johannes ^"A^GHTON, bap, July 31, 1717 ; d. )'oung. 

4. Johannes A'aughton, bap. April 24, 1720. 

5. Jacob Vaughton, bap. April 11, 1722. 

6. Susannah Yacghton, bap. Dec. 2, 1724; m. March 8, 1747, 

Maurits, son of Balthazer De Hart and Margrielje Maurits, of 
New York. They settled at Shrewhbur\-, N. J. 

7. Catharina Yaughton, bap. Dec. 21, 1726. 

8. Mary Vaughton, bap. Sept. 25, 172S ; she prob. ni. June 22, 1769, 

Pieter Wessels. 

3. ii. Catharina," bap. Nov. 8, 1665 ; in. Feb. 4, 1685, Roi'.ert Wal- 
ters, j. m., from Plymouth, England. He was a merchant in New ^'ork, 
Alderman of the South \\'ard, 1688-9, '"ember of the Assembly called 
under Eeisler's authority in 1690, and member of the Colonial Council 
under Governors liellomont and Nanfan, from 1698 to 1702, when he was 
suspended by Lord Cornbury. He was again a member of the Council 
under the administrations of ("jovernors Hunter and Burnet, and Mayor of 
New York 1720-21-22-23. He died early in 1731. Issue: 

1. Elisabeth \Vai,ters, bap. Nov. i, 1685 , m. Capt. Johannes 

\\'endel, of Albany. See Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 148. 

2. Johannes \\'alters, bap. May 22, 1687. 

3. Maria Walters, bap. Nov. 24. 1689. 

4. Catharina \Valtkrs, bap. , 1692?; m. Nov. 15, 1710, 

Johannes ^'an Hartsbevge, and had Elizabeth, bap. Aug. 5, 1711 ; 
Johannes, baj). March 29, 1713 ; and Catharina, bap. Dec. 19, 
I 714. In 1719 he was a merchant at Surinam. 

t Elizabeth Rodenbur^, dau. of Lucas Rodeuburg aud Catriua Roelofs. was boni on the Lsland of Cu- 
rafoa, her father being vice director there from about 1646 to 1657, the year of his death. Her mother wa.s 
a dau. of Roelof Jansen and Anneke Jans, and after the death of her first husband married ad, April 24, 
1658. Johannes Pieterszen \'er Brugge [Van Brugh] from Haerlem, a prominent merchant and magistrate 
(if New Amsterdam. 

Elizabeth Rodenbiirg m. ist. September 3, 1679, Ephraim, son of \iigustyn Hermans and .lanneken Wr- 
leth. He was bap. September i, 1652. In Au':;iist. 1(^73, when tile I hitch Hcet under command of Benckcs 
and Evertsen captured New York, he was a Clerk in the Secretary of State's Office, .u'.d was c<>m- 
missioned with others, by the Dutch Council of war, to administer the oath of allegiance to the inhabit- 
ants on Long Island. Removing to the Delaware, he was appointed, in 1676, Clerk iif the courts of 
New Castle and Upland, the court giving him in 1678 a certificate for, his excellent conduct while in otTn.e. 
After his marriage in New Viirk he returned to Delaware, and was appointed Surveyor (to which profession 
his father belonged) June l'2, 1680, for the counties of New Castle and St. Junes. About this time he joined 
the Labadists. a short-lived religious sect, of which Jean de Labadie was the founder, and wliose foUoweis 
Dankers and Sluyter had with slight success sought to colonize on the Delaware. (Hazard's Annals of 
Penn., 426-51-72. Memoirs L. I. Hist. Soc, \'o]. i, x.\xi., .\.\.\iv.. .\x\v,) He died in 1689. His widow re- 
turned from Newcastle and rejoined the Dutch Church in New N'urk, September i, 1689. They had issue 
bap. in New York : Augnstinus, bap, July 7, 1680 ; Augustina, bap. June i, 1684 ; Samuel, bap. April 20, it'Sy, 
and Kphriam, bap. October 7, 1688. 

.Slie m. 2d, Match 24, 1692, John Dontlldson, j. m. Van tJalleway (Scotland?). He lived on the South 
or Delaware River where Catharina, their dau.. named in the text, was proh.ihly Iiorn, 'J'hey had auotiier 
dau. Maria, bap. in New York, July i, 1696, who married George Yates, merchant, of Philadetpliia. 


5- Sara ^VAI.TERS, bap. in Brooklyn, ]\fay 4, 1695 ; d. young. 

6. Iacoua Walters, bap. , 1697. ? 

7. Jacob Walters, bap. March 20, 1700. 

S. Sara ^VAl.TERS, born June 29, 9 o'clock in the evening; bap. July 

.-, 1704. 
9. Hester \\'alters, bap. Jan. 8, 1707 

4. iii. Jacob," bap. Nov. 13, 1667. He was actve in procuring from 
Parliament the reversal of the attainder of his father and brother-in-law 
Jacob Atilborne, and for tliis purpose visited Kngland in 1694-5. After his 
return he resided in the South \\'ard of New York, where he was living 
in Nov., 1731. He died without issue. 

5. iv. ifARV,' bap. Dec. 12, 1669; joined the Dutch Church in New 
York, Sept. 2, 1688, and afterwards removed to Bergen. In Feb., 1690 
(m. 1. dated Feb. 3 of that year), she married Jacob Milborne (Milburne, 
^lelborn), the active Secretary of her father, and one of tlie leading 
spirits of his administration. He was born in England about 1648, and 
was a brother of Rev, William Milborne, who settled as minister of the 
cliurch at Saco, Maine, in May, 1685, and prob. died at Boston, August, 

It is alleged that he was convicted of clipping the Kings coin,, and sold 
as a servant in the Barbadoes, and afterwards bought by a Hartford man." 
If this story be true, he must have been a mere child at the time of the com- 
mission of the offence for which he was transported to Baibadoes. He was 
liviiig in Hartford in 1663,'' came to New York in 1668, being then twenty 
years old, and was employed by Thomas Delavall, a leading merchant, 
as clerk and bookkeeper, in whose service he remained until 1672. In 
October of that year he was admitted to plead with John Sharp and Sanuiel 
Edsal, Attorneys for the Plaintiff, in the trial of a suit in the Court of 
Assizes, at New York, on appeal from the Court on the Delaware, brought 
by Armigart Pappegoya (dau. of the Swedish Governor Printz) against 
Andrew Carr, for the recovery of Tinnicum Island.* He soon after engaged 
in trade as a merchant in New York, his commercial enterprises causing 
his frequent absence from the province. Returning from England on the 
2Sth of August, 1689, he was appointed in December following Secretary 
of the Province and Clerk to Lieut.-Gov. Leisler, with whom his subsequent 
history and sad fate is identified. 

It is probable tiiat Mary I^eisler^ was the second wife of Jacob Mil- 
borne. In the list of members of the Dutch Church in New York, under 
date Nov. 29, 16S8, appears the name of Johanna Edsal, h. v.^ Jacob 
Melborn. Opposite her name, Obyt is written, but the date of her decease 
is not given. She was probably the dau. of Samuel Edsal and Jenneke 
Wessels, and bai\ in Bergen, N. J., Sept. 4, 1667. 

In the second preamble of llie Act of Parliament in 1695, reversing the 
attainder of Jacob Leisler and others, tlie following is recited: '-And 
wTiereas the said Jacob Leisler, also Jacob Milborne, Abraham Gouverneur, 
and several others, were arraigned in the Supreme Court of Judicature at 
New Y'ork aforesaid, and convicted and attainted of high treason and 
felony, for not delivering tlie ]>ossession of the said fort to tiie said Richard 

^ SaN-age's Genealoi^ical Diclianai3% 3. p. ao6. FolsoTu's Hist Saco and Biddefbrd, p. 137. 
" Brodhead'ii Hist- of >;ew Vork, 2, p. 196. Doc Rel. to Col. Hist. N. V., 3, 755. 

* Hitunan's First Putltaw Settlers of Conn. p. 54, 

* Hazard's Annals of Penti., p. 400. ^ 

* .Abbreviation of Huys\-row, the Dutdi wxml for wife tir housewife. 


Ingoldsby, and the said Jacob Leisler and Jacob Milborne were executed 
for the same. May it therefore jjlease your most excellent Majesty at the 
hiuiible petition and request of Jacob Leisler, the son and heir of the said 
Jacob Leisler, deceased, Jacob Milborne, the son, and heir of the said 
Jacob Milborne, deceased, and of the said Abraham Gouverneur, that it be 
declared and enacted," etc' 

The above is the only statement we have found, that Jacob Milborne 
left issue surviving him. This son (if the name is not an accidental in- 
terpolation in the above bill) was probably the fruit of Milborne's first mar- 
I'iage with Johanna Edsal, who, being in England at the time of his father's 
tragic death, afterwards remained there. 

Mary Leisler/ widow of Jacob Milborne, m. i^, in May, 1699, Abra- 
ham Gouverneur, for whose descendants, see pages 19 and 20. 

6. v. Johannes,'' bap. Dec. 20, 1671 ; d. young. 

7. vi. Hester,' bap. Oct. 8, 1673; m. Barent Rvnders (Reinders, 
Rynderts), of the city of New York, merchant, m. I. dated March 10, 1696. 
He was probably a son of Barent Reyndertse, smith, who was living at 
Albany as early as 1657, and died there in 1682.° His will is dated Feb. 
5, 1725; ])roven Jan. 25, 1726-7. His widow, Hester, made will dated 
July II, 1757; proven April 29, 1763. Issue : 

1. Geertruvt Rvnders, bap. Aug. 16, 1702; m. i", about 1728, 

Nicholas Gouverneur, and 2d David, son of ^V'illiam Provoost. 
By her first husband, Nicholas Gouverneur, she had Hester, bap. 
Sept. 7, 1729; died young; Abraham, bap. Nov. 22, 1730; 
Hester, bap. March 5, 1732; Barend, bap. Feb. 6, 1734; died 
young ; Nicholaus, bap. June 15, 1735 ; died young ; Barent, bap. 
May 29, 1737 ; and Nicholaus, bap. April 18, 1739. See pages 
19 and 20. 

2. Elizabeth Rvnders, bap. Sept. 17, 1704 ; m. July 3, 1729, Nicholas 

Bayard, son of Samuel Bayard and Margreta Van Cortlant, and 
had Hester, bap. July 29, 1730; Samuel, bap. March 22, 1732 ; 
Samuel, bap. June 13, 1733; Margareta, bap. Feb. 2, 1735 ; 
Nicolaas, bap. Nov. 14, 1736; Margareta, bap. Aug. 27, 1738; 
Judith, bap. Feb. 29, 1740; Barent Rynders, bap. March 31, 
1742 ; and Elisabeth, bap. Oct. 15, 1746. 

3. Johanna Rvnders, bap. July 21, 1706 ; m. Dec. 12, 1723, David, 

son of David Provoost and Helena Byvanck. See vol. vi. p. 16, 
of the N. Y. G. and B. Record. To the account of their family, 
there given, add that their dau. Helena, bap. May 24, 1728, 
m. i", Fresneau; m. 2", June 19, 1760, Jacob Brewerton. 

4. Ester Rvnders, bap. Oct. 31, 1708; d. unmarried. 

5. Barent Rynders, baj). Nov. 19, 1710; m. Feb. 3, 1740, Maria 

Cuyler. He died before July, 1757, leaving wife and dau. Hester 
surviving him. 

6. Jacob Rvnders, bap. Oct. 26, 1712 ; d. s. p. 

7. Alida Rynders, bap. Oct. 31, 1716; m. March 10, 1743, Henry 

Cuyler, Jr., of the city of New York, merchant, son of Henry 
Cuyler and Maria Jacobs; he was bap. Sept. 25, 1715, They 
had issue : Barent Reynders, bap. March 20, 1745 ! Hester, bap. 

' Documentary History of New York, vol. 2, p. 243, 
2 Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 91, 


Jan. 4, 1747; Maria, bap. June 15, 1748; and Alicia, bap. Nov 
12, 1749. 
8. Johannes Rynders, bap. Jan. 14, 1719 ; d. s. p. 

8. vii. Francina,' bap. Dec. 16, 1676 ; m. 1=', Thomas Lewis ; m. 1. 
dated Nov. 26, 1694. Will of Thomas Lewis, merchant, of New York, 
" at this present time in good health but now bound out on a voyage," is 
dated Jan. 10, 1699-1700 ; proven June 14, 1704 ; names : wife, Frances ; 
son, Thomas ; ''and the child with which his wife is big withall." Appoints 
his wife and brothers, Leendart Lewis, and Barent Rynders, Executrix and 
Executors. Issue: 

1. Thomas Lewis, bap. , 1695.? 

2. Jakoba Lewis, bap. in Brooklyn, Sept. 12, 1697; she m. i^', May 

17, 1724, Jesse, son of Lucas Kierstede and Rachel Kip ; he was 
a sea captain and prob. d. s. p. ; his widow m. 2'', April 21, 
1734, Bartholomeus Schatts, by whom had issue : Reinier, bap. 
April 2, 1735 ; and Francina, bap. Sep. 12, 1739. 

3. Francina Lewis, bap. in New York, April 9, 1699. 
Francina Leisler,'' widow of Thomas Lewis, ra. 2'', Jochem Staats 

(prob. the widower of Antje Barentse Reyndertse, who died in 
1707'), by whom she had Elizabetii, bap. June 12, 1712, at 
which date Jochem Staats had deceased. 

9. viii. Margaret.' It is probably an error to jilace her name here as 
the eighth child of Jacob Leisler. She is mentioned in the petition of her 
mother, brother, and sisters to the Queen (1694?), praying for the reversal 
of the Attainders pronounced against her father and Jacob Milborne.' No 
other notice is found of her, and it is jjrobable that she was the step-daughter 
of Jacob Leisler, Margaret Van der Veen, who married Isaac Stephenszen. 
See page 28. 


Among the early settlers of New Netherland were five* persons bearing 
this name — Govert, Jacob and Pieter Janse Loockermans, and their sis- 
ter Anneken, and a Balthus Loockermans. The modern form of the name 
is Lockerman, but in the early records of the family it is spelt Loocker- 

Balthus or Balthazer Loockermans was perhaps a cousin of the 
others, the exact relationship being difficult to determine, from the meagre 
records that have come down to us concerning him. He and his wife 
Engeltje Hendricks, had two children baptized in the Dutch Church in 
New Amsterdam, viz., Jacob, May 28, 1662, and Jannetie, Oct. 14, 1663. 

Pieter Janse Loockermans was in New Amsterdam in January, 1642, 
and we find traces of him here as late as Oct. 1648. In 1656 he was a 
citizen of Beverwyck (Albany,) and purchased there, Nov. 16, of that year, 
a house lot of Hendrik Gerritse (Van Wie or Verwey). In April, 1658, 

^ Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 105. 

5 Coll. N. Y. Hist. Society for 1868, p. 335. ,. , o i 

* Anthony Loockermans with his partners Messrs. (Paulufe Leendertsen) Van der Grist, (Cornells; Schutt 
and (Cornelis) Steenwyck, on the 26th Nov., 1654, made an agreement with the Director (Stuyvesant) and 
Council, for the charter of the ship Golden Shark, for a voyage to the West Indies. Of him we have no 
other notice, and suppose that Govert Lookermans is the person alluded to. [Cal. N. V. Hist. MSS. Dutch, 
p. 143- ) 



he was a boatswain in the West India Company's service. He probably 
had the following children : 

i. PiETER LooCKERMANS, who probably had two danghters, 

viz. : Marritje, married at Albany, Dec. S, 1694, to Jo- 
hannes Fonda, and Lammertje, married at the same 
place, Nov. 3, 1700, to Ariaen Oothout. 

ii. Maria Loockermans, who married, ist, Pieter Van Alen, 
of Kinderhook, widower of Maria Teller, and, 2d, in 
1677, Gerrit Van Nes, of Greenbush. 

iii. HiLLETjE Loockermans, who married, prior to 1682, Cor- 
nells Stephense MiiUer, of Greenbush, 1663 ; of Clave- 
rack, 1720. 

iv. Caatje Loockermans, who married, prior to 1683, Jan 
Salomonse Goewey, of Albany. 

V. Anna Loockermans, who married, ist, prior to 1684, 
Adam Winne, of Albany, and, zd, Oct. 18, 1691, Jacob 
Teunise Van Woert, widower of Catryn Claas, of the 
same place.* 

Jacob Janse Loockermans also settled in Beverwyck, as early as 1657. 
On the 28th of July, in that year, the Sheriff brought a suit against him for 
having assaulted Meuwes Hogenboom, and split his face open from his 
forehead to his under lip with his knife ; he was find 300 guilders ($120), 
and ordered to pay for loss of time, board, and surgical attendance. In 
May, 1664, he and John Davits were Commissioners to negotiate a treaty 
of peace between the Mohawks and the Northern Indians, or Abenaquis, 
which they successfully concluded at Narrington, on the 24th of that month. 
In April, 1667, he purchased a house and lot in Albany, of Willem Jansen 
Schudt, and another July 25, 1684, of Laurence Van Alen. On the 24th 
of August, 1685, he obtained a license to travel, trade, and hunt among 
the Indians, as far as the Wagganasse and Attawaasse (Ottawas), with a 
company of thirty men. He was probably the Captain Loquerman, who, 
with Arian Abrahamse Schuyler and Jean Blaquerd, were detained as hos- 
tages in Canada by Gov. Denonville, while awaiting a reply to his letter to 
Gov. Dongan, dated Oct. 2, 1687, in which he complained of the infraction 
of the late treaty of peace by the English. He was living Aug. 18, 1700, 
at which date he was a sponsor at the baptism, in Albany, of his grandson 
Jacob, the son of Wessels Ten Broeck and Caatje Loockermans, who were 
married in Albany, April 2, i684.f 

Anneken [Ann] Loockermans, j. d. Van Turnhout, married Feb. 26, 
1642, Oloft Stephenszen [Van Cortlandt] j. m. Van Wyck in Duurs- 
tede. She probably came out with her brother Govert, on his return to 
New Netherland in Nov., 1641, her name first appearing in the records as 
one of the witnesses at the baptism, Dec. i, 1641, of his eldest dau. Mar- 
ritje. In the Members Book of the Dutch Church in New York, her hus- 
band's name is recorded Adolph Stephenszen Van Courth, and at the 
baptism of their children, Olof Stephenszen Van Courtlant and Van Court- 
landt. The name is now spelled, we believe, by the family, Van Cort- 

* Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, pp. 49, 54, 75, 8s, iia, 128, 152, and Pearson's Early Records of 
Albany, p. 8. Cal. N, Y. Hist. MSS. Dntcb, p. 195. 

t Cal. N. V. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 307-316. English, p. 139. Pearson's First Settlers of Alban\. pp. 
75, 109, .ind Doc. RcI. to Col. Hist, of N. Y., vol. 3, p. 513. Hroadhcad's lli,-.t. of N, \ . vol. i, p. 733. 


Olof Stephenszen Van Cortlandt came to New Amsterdam in the ship 
Haring in 1637, a soldier in the West India Company's Service. He was 
promoted by Gov. Kieft, and in July, 1639, appointed Commissary of Car- 
goes, at a salary of thirty guilders ($12) per month. In 1645 was elected 
one of the Board of Eight men to adopt measures against the Indians, and 
in 1649, one of the Board of Nine men, of which body the following year 
he was President. He was elected Schepen of the City in 1654, and in 
1655 was advanced to the higher position of Burgomaster, an office he held 
during the years 1656-58-59, 1662-63 and 1665. He was Alderman in 
1666-67, 7i> a-"d succeeded Mr. Isaac Bedlow, upon the death of that 
gentleman, in the same office in 1673. His place of residence was in 
the Brouwer Straat, now Stone Street, where he was also engaged in busi- 
ness as a. Brewer, in which occupation he became wealthy. " He had the 
character of being a worthy citizen and a man most liberal in his 
charities."* He died April 4, 1684, having survived his wife about a year. 
Issue : f 

1. Stephanus Van Cortlandt, born May 7, 1643 ; bap. May 10, 
1643 ; ni' Sept. 10, 1 67 1, Geertruyd Schuyler, j. d. Van Albania, dau. of 
Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Margareta Van Slechtenhorst. 

2. Marritie [Mary] Van C6rtlandt, born July 30, 1654; the records 
of the Dutch Church in N. Y. gives the date of her baptism July 23, 1645 > 
m. April 27, 1662, Jeremias Van Rensselaer, j. m. Van Amsterdam, 
second son of Kilian Van Rensselaer, the first ancestor of the family in 

3. Johannes [John] Van Cortlandt, born Oct. 11, 1648; bap. Oct, 
25, 1648 ; died unmarried. 

4. Fytie [Sophia] Van Cortlandt, born May 31, 1651 ; bap. June 4, 
1651 ; m. May 6, 1671, Andries Teller, j. m. Van N. Albania, son of 
Willem Teller and Margariet Dunces (Donchesen). 

5. Catharina Van Cortlandt, born Oct. 25, 1652 ; bap. Jan. 5, 
1653 ; m. ist Nov. 3, 1675, Johannes Dervall, j. m. Van Amsterdam ; 
he died Feb. 18, 1689, and his widow m. 2d Nov. 30, 1692, De Hr. Fred- 
erick Philipszen (Philhpse), wedr. of Margariet Hardens (Hardenbroeck), 
the first Lord of the Manor of Philipsburg. 

6. Cornelia Van Cortlandt, born Nov. 21, 1655; bap. Nov. 28, 
1655 ; m. July 12, 1682, Brandt Schuyler, j. m. Van N. Albania, son of 
Philip Pieterse Schuyler and Margareta Van Slechtenhurst. He was born 
Dec. 18, 1659. (Prof. Pearson, io whom we are indebted for the date of 
Brandt Schuyler's birth, says, in his "First Settlers of Albany," page 98, that 
he married 2d, April 16, 1741, Margareta Van Wyck. It was his grand- 
son, Brandt, the son of Philip Brandtse Schuyler and Anna Elizabeth 
Staats, who married Margareta Van Wyck, and died Aug. 15, 1752. Their 
children were baptized in the Dutch Church in New York.) 

7. Jacobus [James] Van Cortlandt, born July 7, 1658 ; his baptism 
is recorded the same day; m. May 7, 1691, Eva Phillipse, dau. of Freder- 
ick Phillipse and Margariet Hardenbroeck. 

I. Govert Loockermans,^ the most noted of his family, was born at 
Turnhout, a town in the Netherlands, and came to New Amsterdam in 
April, 1633. It appears he left Holland with Director General Wouter 

* Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist, of N. Y., vol. i, p. 249. 431. O'Callaghan's Hist, of New Netherland, vol i, p. 
ail-i2. Register of New Netherland. Valentine's Manual for 1849, p. 133-4-S. 
t .See N. Y. G. and B. Record, vol. v., p. 71. 



Van Twiller in the ship Soutberg, which captured on her voyage a Spanish 
caravel, the St. Martin, to which vessel he was transferred, and which was 
brought safely into port. With him came Jacob AVolfertsen (Van Cou- 
wenhoven), whose first wife, Hester Jans, was a sister of I.oockerman's 
first wife. Upon his arrival he was taken into the service of the West 
India Company, as clerk, but he soon left this employment and engaged 
in business on his own account. 

In 1640 he went back to Holland, where he married ist, in Amsterdam, 
Feb. 26, 1 641, Ariaentje Jans, with whom he returned to New Amsterdam in 
the ship King David, Job Arentsen, Master, arriving here Nov. 29, 1641. 

On the 20th Jan., 1642, he purchased of Isaac Allerton the yacht Hope, 
in which he was engaged in trade between New Amsterdam and Fort 
Orange (Albany), and intervening points along the river, also to the South 
or Delaware River, and up the Sound to the mouth of the Connecticut. In 
July, 1644, while his vessel was passing Beeren Island, on the Upper Hud- 
son, he was hailed by Nicholas Coorn, Commander at Rensselaer's Stein, 
and ordered to lower his colors. On being asked for whom, Coorn re- 
plied, " for the Staple right of Rensselaerswyck." But Loockermans re- 
fused with an oath to strike his flag " for any individual save the Prince of 
Orange and the Lords, his masters," whereupon Coorn fired several shots 
at his vessel, one of which " went through the sail, and broke the ropes and 
the ladder," and another " perforated the princely colors, about a foot above 
the head of Loockermans, who kept the colors constantly in his hands." 

On the night of the 27th of Feb., 1643, Maryn Adriaensen and Govert 
Loockermans, by order of Gov. Kieft, led the attack of a company of citi- 
zens upon a party of Indians who had encamped with their women and 
children, at Corlears Hook. Thirty of the savages were killed while asleep 
and unsuspicious of danger from those they had deemed their friends. It 
is said that the recollection of this terrible and needless massacre, though 
approved by the general sentiment of that time, gave him much disquietude 
during the later years of his life. 

His trading and shipping operations kept pace with the growth of New 
Amsterdam and the river towns, and before 1649 he had two or three 
times visited Holland, and established an extensive commercial corre- 
spondence with that country. He also carried on a large brewing busi- 
ness in Pearl Street, near the present Hanover Square, where he resided. 
In Sept., 1651, he was sentenced to be banished for three years on a charge 
of violating the revenue laws, but this sentence was not enforced, and he 
afterwards held some of the highest positions of honor in the Colony. He 
was one of the Board of Nine Men in 1647-9 3-"<i 1650, Schepen in 1657 
and 1 660, appointed one of the Orphan Masters Sept. 10, 1663, in place 
of Johannes Van Brugh, Indian Interpeter in 1658, and Commissioner 
in 1663, with Martin Cregier, to extinguish the Indian title to the lands 
frorn Barnegat to the Raritan. To the honor of the Dutch Settlers, be it 
said thatthey always pursued an honest course with the Indians in obtain- 
ing their lands by fair purchase. He was also a Commissioner, in 
May, 1653, with Johannes De La Montagne and David Provoost, ap- 
pointed to attend the investigation of an alleged conspiracy of the Dutcli 
and Indians against the English. 

In 1666 he became a resident of Long Island in the vicinity of New 
Utrecht, his wife (by his second marriage) remaining in New York, where 
it appears she was engaged in shop-keeping, an occupation not uncommon 


for the thrifty Dutch women of that period. There is no doubt that he 
married his 2d wife Marritje Jans in the Dutch Church at New Amsterdam, 
July II, 1649. 

On the 13th of July, 1670, he was commissioned Lieutenant of a company 
of foot in New York, and probably died late in the autumn of that year.* 

He possessed a superior education, for the times in which he lived. Bold, 
adventurous, enterprising, not much troubled with scruples, either in his 
trading intercourse with the Indians, or the more extensive traffic in which 
he afterwards engaged to the Netherlands, he amassed a large fortune, 
and was at his death probably the wealthiest citizen in New York. Dying 
intestate, it became a fruitful source of contention between his heirs for many 
years after. like his friend, David Provoost, he was a thorn to the Eng- 
lish, who hated him for the influence he wielded over the Indians, and his 
success among them as a trader, by what they termed a "crooked & 
pverse waye." It is recorded that Govert Aertsen, a small trader, was 
obliged to carry, in 1648, for his better protection when visiting the Connec- 
ticut Settlements, a certificate from the Magistrates of New Amsterdam 
.that he was not Govert Loockermans. Our New England friends have 
since learned to discriminate better. 

By his first wife Govert Loockermans ' had issue : 

2. i. Marritje'' [Maria or Mary], born Nov. 3, 1641, in the ship 
Coninck Davit (King David), on the voyage to St. Christopher and New 
Netherland ; f bap. Dec. i, 1641 ; m. in New Amsterdam, Nov 12, 
1664,1 Balthazar Bayard, of Amsterdam, son of Samuel Bayard and 
Anna Stuyvesant.§ Issue : 

1. Samuel Bayard, born Sept. 20, 1665 ; died young. 

2. Anaentje [Ariaentie] Bayard, born Nov. 18, 1667 ; bap. 

Nov, 20, 1667; m. Oct. 26, 1691, Samuel Verplanck, son' 
of Gelyn Verplanck and Hendrickje Wessels. 

3. Anna Maria Bayard, born March 6, 1670 ; bap. March 10, 

1670 ; m. in New York, Oct. 28, 1697, Augustus Jay, || soil 
of Pierre Jay, of La Rochelle in France, and Judith Francois. 

4. Samuel Bayard, born June 14, 1672 ; bap. June 16, 1672 ; 

no further account. 

5. Judith Bayard, born Jan. 31, 1677 ; bap. Feb. 7, 1677, and 

died on the loth day after her birth. 

6. Jacobus Bayard, bap. June 25, 1679; m. Dec. 22, 1703, 

Hillegond de Kay, dau. of Capt. Theunis de Kay and He- 
lena Van Brugh. 

7. Govert Bayard, bap. Nov. 4, 1682 ; no further account. 

8. Judith Bayard, bap. May 23, 1685; m. March 5, 1722, 

Gerardus Stuyvesant, son of Nicholas Stuyvesant and 
Elizabeth Van Slechtenhorst. 

* Broadhead's Hist, of New York, vol. i, p. 223. 401 : O'Callaghan's Hist of New Netherland, vol, r, p. 
T42-344, vol. 2, p. 38 ; Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist, of N. Y., vol. i, pp. 432-453, vol. 2, p. 472. O'Callaghan's 
Register of New Netherland ; Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, pp. 17, 18, 27, 28, 44, 46 ; Cal. N. Y. Hist. 
MSS. English, pp. 6, 7, 28, 102-3-8, 216, 248 ; Vincent's Hist, of Delaware, vol. i. p. 472 ; N. Y. G. AND B. 
Record, vol. 5; p. 6g, vol 7, pp. 123-4 : Valentine's Manual for 1852, p. 398. 

t N. Y. G. and B. Record, vol. v., p. 69. 

t From the family Bible. The Dutch Church records in New York give the date of their marriage Oct. 
19, 1664. 

§ She was'a sister of Gov. Petrus Stuyvesant, and came with him to New Amsterdam— then a widow— with 
her three sons, Balthazar, Nicholas, and Petrus. She m. 2d, Oct. 14, 1656, Nicholas Verlet, widower of 
Susanna G-illis, and was again a widow before Jan. 19, 1683. Her son, Petrus Bayard, become a Labadist, 
and removed to the Delaware. 

|l This name is often disguised in the N, Y. Dutch Church Records as Sjee. 


3. ii. Jannetie," bora Sept. 23, 1643; bap. Sept. 27, 1643; ""• ^^^ 
12, 1667, Dr. Hans Kierstede, son of Dr. Hans Kierstede and Sara 
Roelofs ; he was bap. Sept. 21, 1644. Issue: 

1. Hans Kierstede, bap. Feb. 19, 1668 ; ni. Oct. i, 1696, Dina 

Van Schaick, dau. of Arie Cornelisen Van Schaick and Re- 
becca Idens. See page 11. 

2. Adriaentie Kierstede, bap. April 8, 1670; m. Sept. 27, 

1693, DiRCK Adolphszen [De Groof], of New York, son 
of Adolph Pieterszen Van der Groeft or De Groof and Aefje 
Dircks ; he was bap. Nov. 3, 1669. 

3. CoRNELis Kierstede, bap. Jan. 5, 1675; i^- Sept. 9, 1703, 

Sarah Elswaert (Elsworth), dau. of Clement Elswaert and 
Anna Maria Engelbrecht ; she was bap. March 27, 1683. 

4. Jacobus Kierstede, bap. April 14, 1677. 

5. Anna Elizabeth Kierstede, bap. Dec. 17, 1679. 

6. Sara Catharyn Kierstede, bap. Nov. 5, 1681. 

7. Annetie Kierstede, bap. May 24, 1684, 

8. Marritje [Maria], bap. Oct. 3, 1686; m. March 18, 1711, 

Pieter Davids. 

By his second wife Govert Loockermans' had issue : 

4. iii. Jacob', bap. March 17, 1652. He was a Physician, joined the 
Dutch Church in New York Dec. 13, 1674, and in Oct., 1679, was a resi- 
dent of the County of St. Mary, in Maryland. About the year 1681 he 
removed to Easton, Talbot County, Md., where he became a planter. He 
married, Jan 29, i67|^, Helena Ketin, and died August 17, 1730. Issue: 

5. i. Nicholas', born Nov. 10, 1697; m. in 1721, Sally, dau. of Vin- 
cent Emerson, of the Grange near Dover, Del. Issue : 

6. i. Vincent*, born at the Grange in 1722, m. 1st, Susannah , 

and 2d, in Feb., 1774, Elizabeth, dau. of John Pryor, of Dover, who sur- 
vived him. He died at Dover, Aug. 26, 1785. By his first wife had«^ .• 

7. i. Vincent', who married , and had two daughters : Elizabeth', 

who m. Thomas Davy, of Philadelphia, and , who m. Hon. Nicho- 
las G. Williamson, of Wilmington, Del. 

By his second wife, Vincent Loockermans* had issue : 

8. ii. Nicholas", born Nov. 27, 1783 ; died March 20, 1850, unmarried. 

9. iii. Elizabeth", born Dec. 23, 1779; m. May 8, 1805, Thomas 
Bradford, of Phila., son of Thomas Bradford and Mary Fisher. He was 
a descendant in the fifth generation of William Bradford, the first Printer 
in the Middle Colonies of British America.* He was born at Phila., Sept. 
II, 1781, and died there, Oct. 25, 1851. She died same place April 8, 
1842. f Issue : 

1. Vincent Loockermans Bradford, born Sept. 24, 1808. 

Lawyer in Phila. m. July 21, 183 1, Juliet S. Rey, dau. of 
Emanuel Rey, Esq., planter, of the Island of St. Martin, 
West Indies. 

2. Elizabeth Loockermans Bradford, born Sept. 19, 1810 ; 

ra. Oct. 12, i83i,Rev. WilliamT. Dwight, son of Timothy 
Dwight, D.D. See Hist, of the Descendants of John 
Dwight, vol. I, p. 205. 

* N. Y. G. AND B. Rkcord, vol. iv., pp. 187-8. 

t Simpson's Lives of Eminent Phiiadelphians, p. 137. 

VARrCK. 4 J 

3. Benjamin Rush Bradford, of New Brighton, Beaver Co., 

Peiin. m. in i860, Margaret Campbell, of Butler Co., Penn. 

4. William Bradford, born in 1815 ; aresident (1871) of Phila- 


5. Thomas Budd Bradford, born in 1816. He was a Minister 

of the Gospel at Dover, Del., and twice married. The name 
of his first wife we are unable to give. His second wife was 
Lucy H. Porter, dau. of Dr. Robert R. Porter, of Wilming- 
ton, Del. He died at Dover, March 25, 1871. 

The account of Jacob Loockermans' and his descendants is mainly com- 
piled from Vincent's History of the State of Delaware, vol. i., pp. 474 to 


This name appears indifferently in the Dutch Church Records as Varick 
and Van Varick, from 1687 down to about the beginning of the present 
century.* Mr. Valentine has asserted that the Rev. Rudolphus Van Varick, 
of Long Island, was the conmion ancestor of the Varick fan)ily in this 
State f — an obvious error. Jan Varick, of New York, 1687 — 1702-3, and 
Hackensack, N. J., 1720, probably his brother (if not the common ?), was 
the ancestor of the largest branch of the family bearing this name, both in 
New York and New Jersey. ' 

Rev. Rudolphus Varick came from Holland about 1685, in which 
year he succeeded the Rev. Casparus Van Zuren as minister of the Long 
Island churches, his residence being at Flatbush; he also occasionally 
ministered on Sunday in the Churches at Bergen and Hackensack, N. J. 
"During the Leislerian troubles, in 1689, Mr. Varick, as well as the other 
Dutch ministers, stood out against the authority of Leisler, and was treated'' 
with much harshness, being dragged from his home, cast into the jail, de- 
posed from his ministerial functions, and fined heavily. These severities, 
which were heaped upon him for alleged treasonable utterances against 
Leisler, undoubtedly hastened his death. J His congregation also were 
divided, and many of them refused to pay his salary according to the terms 
upon which they called him from Holland — especially, as he says in a 
petition to the Governor, Sept. 11, 1691, for the six months of his imprison- 
ment. The Court ordered the arrears of salary due him by his congregation 
to be collected, by distress, if necessary." § 

His will is dated October 20, 1686 ; proven November 9, 1694. In it 
he styles himself Rev. Domine Rudolphus Van Varick, " Minister of the 
Reformed Dutch Congregacion on Long Island ; " alludes to his children, 
but names only his wife, Margarita Visboom.' 

His widow's will is dated October 29, 1695, with codicil, Nov. 15, 
1695 ; proven January 2, 1695-6. She directs that her body be buried by 
the side of her husband, " if possible, in the Church of Midwout alias 

* In the New York Marriage Licenses, Albany, i860, It frequently appears as Varck and Van Varck. 

+ Valentine's Manual, 1861, p. 549, 

X " This is Secretary Clarkson's statement {Doc. Hist. N. Y., 8vo., ii. 431, 432) : but another party, not so 
favorably inclined, says that Varick was at first in favor of the revolution of Leisler, and influenced Kings 
County to act unanimously in its favor ; but that, afterwards, he was won over to a contrary opinion, and 
created a diversion in the popular mind. The same authority says that he wa.s_ suspected by the people 
of conspiring to seize the fort in New York, was arrested, and released, after a time, upon his submission 
to Leisler : that he favored tlie execution of tlie latter, * made intolerable sermons' against him, and cherished 
animosity even to his dying day." — miles' Hist. B^ogklyn, vol. i„ foot-note, p. i6g. 

§ Stiles' Hist. Brooklyn, vol. i, p. i6g. 


Flatbush ; " names her daughters Joanna and Cornelia, and a deceased 
dau. Cornelia Hesther (?) ; sons Marinus and Rudolphus ; her sister 
Engeltje ; her niece Maritie (Maria), wife of Nicholas Tienhoven.* In the 
event of the death of all her children, she bequeaths to her sister Sarah, the 
wife of John Varick, and her niece Maritie, all her property equally. In 
the codicil she adds the' name of her eldest sister Engeltje Visboom, to 
whom with her sister Sarah and cousin Maria, she gives, in case of the death 
of her children, to each one-third of her estate. Appoints Col. Nicholas 
Bayard, Lieut.-Col. Charles Lodwyck, and Mr. Jan Harbendinck, execu- 

Of the children of Rev. Rudolphus Varick and his wife Margarita Vis- 
boom, we are unable to give any other account except of their daughters. 
Joanna married Albert Willet; m. 1. dated May lo, 1701. (Record, vol. 
iii., page 194.) Cornelia was twice married ; first to Barent De Kleyn (see 
Record, vol. vii., page 148, foot-note), .and second, July 22, 1715, to Pieter 
Van Dyck, Silver Smith in New York, the widower of Rachel Le Roux, 
and son of Dirck Franszen Van Dyck and Urseltie Jans Schepmoes. He 
was bap. Aug. 17, 1684. 

Pieter Van Dyck and Rachel Le Roux, dau. of Bartholemeus Le 
Roux and Geertruyd Van Rollegom,f m. Oct. 27, 1711, and had issue : 

1. Rachel Van Dyck, bap. Oct. 8, 1712. 

By his second wife, Cornelia Varick, he had issue : 

2. Margareta Van Dyck, bap. Feb. 22, 1716. 

3. Dirck (Richard) Van Dyck, bap. Dec. 4, 171 7. 

4. Annatje (Anna) Van Dyck, bap. Jan. 13, 1720. 

5. Cornelia Van Dyck, bap. Nov. 15, 1721. 
^. Rudolphus Van Dyck, bap. Sept. 29, 1723. 

7. Urselina Van Dyck, bap. Sept. 29, 1725. 

8. Sara Van Dyck, bap. Oct. 25, 1727. 

9. Petrus Van Dvck, bap. June 15, 1729. 

10. Maria Van Dyck, bap. Jan. 31, 1731; died young. 

11. Maria Van Dyck, bap. Aug. 13, 1732. 

1. Jan Varick' and his wife Sarah Visboom, joined the Dutch Church 
in New York, June i, 1687, with certificate from Rhenen — probably the 
small town of that name on the middle branch of the Rhine, in Holland. 
Two of their children. Jacobus and Margarita, were prob. born in Holland. 
About 1711-12, Jan Varick and his wife removed to Hackensack, N. J. 
He was living May 29, 1720, at which date he and his wife were sponsors 
at the baptism in Hackensack of Sara, dau. of Abram Varick. After his 
death his widow was engaged in selling merchandise, or Shop Keeping, at 
Hackensack. Her will is dated Sept. 8, 1731; proven May 12, 1736; 
names her sons Jacobus and Abraham Varick ; daughters, Cornelia, wife of 
Thomas Jefferies ; Mary ; Margaretje, wife of Peter Stoutenburgh ; her 
sister Engeltje Visbooms, and her grand dau. Catharin Magdannel 
(McDaniel). Jan Varick and Sarah Visboom had issue : 

2. i. Jacobus'' (8), probably born in Holland. 

3. ii. Margarita," m. Dec. 24, 1719, Pieter Stoutenburg, and had 

* Nicholas Van Tienhoven, j. m. Van Midwout, m. Dec. 27, 1693, Maria Abrahams, j, d. Van Amster- 
dam, and had Debora bap. May 26, 1655. 

t Jan Joosten, j. m. Van Haerlem, who m. June ^, x66o, Tryntje Jans Vau Haerlem, was th« angestor oi 
the Van RoUegom family. 


issue : Isaac and Sara, twins, bap. Aug 7, 1720 ; and Johannes, bap. Sept. 
23, 1722. 

4 iii. Cornelia," Lap. Jan 8, 1688; m. i", Aug. 10, 1712, Richard 
McDaniel, and had Catharina, bap. March 15, 1713, who m. Sept. 28, 1736, 
John Schermer. She m. 2'', Thomas Jeb'fres, and had Annatje, bap. May 
25, 1724, and Johannes, bap. Dec. 25, the same year. 

5. iv. Abraham" (17), bap. April 17, 1692. 

6. V. Maria," bap. Nov. 14, 1697; m. Sept. 5, 1733, at Hackengack, 
N. J., John McDowell of that place.* 

7. vi. Johannes," bap. May 4, 170 1 ; not named in his mother's will, and 
prob. d. s. p. 

8. Jacobus" (2), probably born in Holland. He was a merchant in New 
York, but resided in Hackensack during the latter part of his life, where he 
died about 1745. He married Anna Maria, dau. of Andries Brestede and 
Anna Van Borsum ; she was bap. May 25, 1681. They had issue : 

9. i. Johanna,^ bap. Feb. 18, 171,1 ; m. March 10, 1751, John Appel, 
of New York. 

10. ii. Sara,3 bap. May 29, 1712 ; died young. 

11. iii. Johannes,^ bap. Feb. 14, 1714;! m. 1=', May 6, 1739, Maria 
[Anna Maria] Brestede, dau. of Jan Brestede and Anna Maria Elsworth ; 
she was bap. June 18, 1712,; m. 2% Nov. 28, 1747, Anna Schatts, dau. of 
Bartholomeus Schatts and Christina Kermer; she was bap. Feb. 27, 1715. 
He was a Baker in New York, and died in 1762, leaving wife Antie (Anna) 
and four children, viz., Mary,* bap. Feb. 12, 1746; Lucretia* (Christyntje ?), 
bap. Aug. 28, 1748; Jacobus,* bap. Aug. 15, 1750; and Johannes,* bap. 
Jan. 16, 1754. 

12. iv. Andries, 3 bap. Sept. 2, 1716 ; ni. April 23, 1738, Aafje Ten Eyck, 
dau. of Andries Ten Eyck and Barendina Hardenburg ; she was bap. 
Dec. 25, 17 18. He was a Hatter in New York, and died in 1762, leaving 
son James,* bap. April 15, 1739, who m. Nov. 16, 1760, Elisabeth Bogert ; 
daughters Aafje,* bap. Nov. 17, 1751, who m. Jan. 23, 1772, John B. Stout, 
Baker, of New York, and Barendina* (Dinah), bap. April 3, 1754, who m. 
Aug. 19, 1773, Thomas P. Periam, Mariner, of New York. The widow 
of Andries Varick died in 1 782. 

13. v. Abraham,^ bap. March 30, 17 18; died young. 

14. vi. Dirk3 (Richard), bap. Feb. 10, 1720; he was living in July, 
1754, and probably d. s. p. 

15. vii. Sara,'' bap. July 22, 1722; m. June 13, 1744, Baltus Van 
Kleeck. He married 2\ July 24, 1771, Ann Lawrens (Lawrence ?). He 
was for some years a resident of New York city, but in the latter part of his 
life resided at Flushing, L. I., where he died in 1785. By his first wife 
Sara Varick, he had issue : 

1. Anna Maria Van Kleeck, bap. Oct. 8, 1746; d. s. p. 

2. LouwRENS (Lawrence) Van Kleeck, bap. May -4, 1749; ra. 

1769 (ra. 1. dated Feb. 15, 1769), Cornelia, dau. of James 
and Judith (Newcomb) Livingston. J He was a Physician in New 
York, but resided last in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he died prior 
to 1783. His widow married Andrew Billings of the latter place. 

* Marriage Records of Church at Hackensack. 

t An error occurs on page 14, in line twenty-first from the top. For Jacobus Van Varick and Anna Maria 
Brestede, read Abraham Varick and Antia Berikolf. 

X Holgate's American Genealogy. Mr. Holgate gives the name of her husband Dr. Balthus Van Kleeck, 
instead of Dr. Lawrence Van Kleeck, 


This gentleman was appointed Captain by General Montgomery, 
and served with him at the siege of Quebec. He was subsequently 
Major in the Third Regiment of New York Continental Forces, 
commanded by Col. Rudolphus Ritzema. 

3. Jacoba Van Klee'ck, bap. April 5, 1751 ; m. Feb. 19, 1769, 

Joshua Carman, of Dutchess Co., N. V. 

4. Elizabkth Van Kleeck, bap. July 7, 1754; m. Martin Wiltse, m. 

1. dated Nov. 13, 1775. 

5. Johanna Van Kleeck, bap. Aug. 22, 1756; d. s. p. 

By his second wife, Ann Lawrens, he had issue : 

6. Balthus Van Kleeck, born 1772. ? 

16. viii. Abraham,^ bap. Sep. 12, 1725 ; d. s. p. 

17. Abraham^' (5), bap. April 17, 1692. He removed to Hackensack, 
N. J., where he m. July 12, 1718, Anna Bertholf, dau. of Rev. Guillaume 
Bertholf (pastor of the Churches of Hackensack and Aquackenonk, 1693— 
1724), and Martina Verwey ; she was bap. at H., I'eb. 27, 1698. They had 
issue baptized at Hackensack. 

18. i. Sara,3 bap. May 29, 1720; m. at H., Nov. 11, 1743, Jacob 

19. ii. Martina,' bap. April 22, 1722 ; m. at H., Oct. 25, 1747, Pieter 
Zabriskie, prob. a brother of Jacob, above named, and son of Jan Zabris- 
kie and Margrita du Ry (Duryee ?) ; he was bap. at H., Nov. 5, 1721. 

20. iii. Johannis' (John) (26), bap. Dec. 25, 1723. 

21. iv. GuLiAN^* (Julian), bap. Feb. 13, 1726 ; m. Jan. 26, 1764, Mary 
Van Bueren. They had Ann,* bap. Dec. 9, 1764; Maria,* bap. Nov. 3, 
1767, and prob. others. 

22. v. Richart,^ bap. April 22, 1728. 

23. vi. Maria,3 bap. Feb. 6, 1732; died young. 

24. vii. Jacobus,' bap. March 30, 1735. 

25. viii. Maria,' bap. Dec. 4, 1737. 

26. JoHANNis' (John) (20), bap. Dec. 25, 1723 ; m. at Schraalenburgh, 
N. J., June, 1749, Jane Dye (Dey), dau. of Dirck Day, of New York. 
Their children, baptized at Hackensack, were : 

27. i. Abram,* bap, April 29, 1750 ; m. Trintie Vredenburgh, and had 
John Vredenburgh Varick,' born Oct. 24, 1780 ; and Abraham Varick, Jr.s 

28. ii. Dirk,* bap. Jan. 12, 1752, died young. 

29. iii. Dirk* (Richard), born March 25, 1753, bap. April, i7S3- He 
was a lawyer in New York ; Colonel in the Revolutionary war ; Recorder 
of the city of New York from 1783 to 1789, and Mayor 1789 to 1800; for 
many years President of the Society of Cincinnati, and at the time of his 
decease President of the American Bible Society. He died at Jersey 
City, July 30, 1831, unmarried. He was buried in the rear of the Church 
at Hackensack, where a granite monument is erected to his memory. 

30. iv. Anne,* bap. Sept. 30, 1755, m. Peter Elting, of New York; 
and had William, Anna Maria, and James Elting. 

31. v. Jenneke* (Jane), bap. June i, 1760, m. i^', Harden- 

BURGH ; m. 2"!, Simeon De Witt of Albany ; she died there April 10, 1808, f 
leaving two sons, Richard Varick De Witt and George Washington De Witt. 

* This name is so recorded in the Hackensack Church Baptismal Records, 
t Munsell's Annals of Albany, vol. v., page 15. 

KIP. 45 

32. vi. Sarah/ bap. Oct. 2, 1762 ; m. April 8, 1788, Rev. Moses Fre- 
LiGH, pastor of the Ref. Dutch Churches of Shawangunck, Ulster Co., and 
Montgomery, Orange Co., N. Y. 1788-1817. He was the son of Petrus and 
Maria (Wood) Freligh, and born (prob. in the town of Saugerties, N. Y.) 
May 9, 1763, and died in Montgomery, Feb. 10. 1817. He was a brother 
of the Rev. Dr. Solomon Froeligh, though unlike his brother he spelled his 
name without the diphthong ce. His wife died Nov. 23, 1808.* They 
had nine children, of whom the following seven were living in December, 
1809, viz., Jane; Peter; Anna Maria; Catharina ; Sarah; Rachel Har- 
denburgh ; and John Varick Freligh. 

Tij,. vii. Martyntje,* bap. August 20, 1767 ; died young. 

34. viii. Teunis,* bap. May 14, 1769; died young. 

35. ix. Maria,* born Dec. 11, 1771 ; m. Garrit Gilbert, and had 
living in December, 1809, the following named children, viz., Jane; Rich- 
ard Varick ; John ; Catharine ; Henry ; and Emma Gilbert. 

36. X. John Jr.,* born ; m. Margareta Van Wyck, and had Theo- 

dorus Van Wyck Varick,^ born May 15, 1790 ; Jane Dey Varick,^ and 
John Varick, Jr.^ 

11^" The statement that Col. Richard Varick (29) died unmarried is 
not correct. He ni. 1786, Maria Roosevelt, dau. of Isaac Roosevelt and 
Corneha Hoffman, of New York. She died July 19, 1841, aged 77 years 
II months and 17- days, and was buried by his side in the churchyard at 
Hackensack. They had no children, or at least none surviving them. 
Col. Varick's nephew, John Vredenburgh Varick, was admitted in the 
Society of Cincinnati as a member in the right of, and shortly after the 
death of his uncle. He died at his residence in Jersey City, May 18, 1835. 


It is proposed in the following sketch to trace particularly the pedigree 
of Gerrit Kips, son of Abraham Kip' and Maria Vanden Berg, who was 
born in New York May 11, 1746, and married Feb. 12, 1768, EUenor 
or Nelletje Brouwer, and also to give some account of their descendants. 
We shall, as far as our information enables us, notice as fully as possible 
the first four generations of the Kips in this country ; to extend our re- 
searches further, except in the instance above slated, would render this 
sketch too voluminous, and therefore at variance with the original plan of 
these contributions to the history of the ancient faraiUes of New York. 

The transatlantic pedigree of the Kip family has appeared in various 
American publications witliin the last thirty years, and while generally agree- 
ing in the account given of Ruloff De Kype, the first known ancestor of the 
family in Europe, the statements in reference to the immigrant ancestor to 
America, Hendrick Hendrickszen Kip, have not always been in accord 
with each other. It is impossible that the latter was the son of Ruloff De 
Kype'', angUcized to Kip, for had he been, his name would have appeared 
in our early records as Hendrick Ruloffszen Kip, instead of as we now find 
it, Hendrick Hendrickszen Kip. From this fact and for the reason that 
no authority for the European pedigree has been given in the publications 
referred to, it must with all such of like character, be regarded with suspi- 

* Spraguc's AnnalB of the American Reformed Dutch Pulpit, p. 83. 

46 KIP. 

cion.* It has been the intention in these contributions, to confine our 
researches chiefly to the immigrant ancestors of old New York families 
and their immediate descendants, drawing the materials therefor, when 
not otherwise indicated, from the Records of the Reformed Dutch Church 
in New York, and from New York wills and conveyances. 

I. Hendrick Hendrickszen Kip' (Kype), the ancestor of the Kip 
family of New York, came to New Amsterdam prior to 1643, with his wife, 
probably Tryntje f (anglicized Catharine), and five children who were born 
in Amsterdam. It is probable that his sixth child Femmetje was born here, 
his name appearing at her baptism, April 19, 1643, as Mr. Hendrick Hen- 
dricksz. He was perhaps of noble lineage, as it is related that the arms 
of the family were painted on the stained-glass windows of the first church 
erected in New Amsterdam. They were also carved in stone over the 
door of the Kip's Bay house, which is said to have been built in 1655 J, by 
his son Jacob. § They are described as follows: ^' Azure, a chevron ^r, 
between two griffins sejant and a sinister gauntlet apaume (tinctures not 
given). Crest, a demi-griffin holding a cross. Motto, * Vestigia nulla 
retrorsum."* Hendrick Hendrickszen Kip was a tailor, his name appear- 
ing sometimes in the records simply as Hendrick the tailor, and again as 

* The following is the pedigree referred to. The first ancestor of the Kip family of New York, of whom 
there is any notice in history, was Ruloff De Kype of Bretagne, France, who was born about 1510-20. He 
was a warm partisan of Francis Duke of Guise, the furious and bigoted leader of the Catholic party against 
the Huguenots. On the triumph of the Protestants, which occurred soon after the general massacre of the 
inhabitants of Vassey in Champagne, in 1562, he fled to Holland with his three sons, where they lived for 
several years under an assumed name. In 1569, he returned to France with his son Henri, joined the army 
of the Duke of Anjou, and fell in battle near Jarnac, March 13, of that year. He was buried by his son Jean 
Baptiste, in a small church near Jarnac, where an altar tomb was erected to his memory. " The inscription 
oil the tomb mentioned him as Ruloff De Kvpe, Ecuyer (this title designating a gentleman who had a 
right to coat armor), and was surmounted by his arms, with two crests, one a game-cock, the other a demi- 
griffen holding a cross, both of which crests have been used by different branches of the family in this coun- 
try." He left issue 

i. Henrl'*, who after his father's death entered the army of one of the Italian princes, 

and died unmarried. 
ii. Jhan Baptisti^^ a priest in the Church-of Rome. 

lii. Ruloff'', bom 1544 ; he remained in Holland, became a Protestant, and settled at 

Amsterdam. He seems to have dropped from his name the French prefix De. 
He died in 1596, leaving issue : 
i. Hendrick^ (in English Henry), born 1576. "On arriving at manhood, he took an 

active part in the ' Company of Foreign Countries,' an association formed for the 
purpose of obtaining access to the Indies, by a different route from that pursued 
by Spain and Portugal. They first attempted to sail round the northern seas of 
Europe and Asia, but their expedition, dci^patched in 1594, was obliged to return 
on account of the ice, in the same year. In i6og, they employed Henry Hudson 
to sail to the westward, in the little Half Moon, with happier results." He came 
to Ntw Amsterdam in 1635, with his children, and some years after returned to 
Holland, where he died. [He did not return to Holland, but lived and died in 
New York.] His sons remained in New Amsterdam, and rose to important posi- 
tions as citizens and landed proprietors. He m, Margaret de Marneil, and had 
i^sue : 
i. Hkndrt'"k*, who married Anna, dau. ofNicasiusDe Sille. 

ii. Jacobuj'I. born May 15, 1631 ; m, Feb. 14, 1654, Maria, dau. of Johannes De La 


ill. Isaac"*; who married ist Feb. 8, 1653, Catalina de Suyers ; m. 2d Sept. 18, 1675, 

Maria Vermilye, widow of Johannes De La Montagne, Jr. {Compiled from 

Holzate's American Gefiealo^y ; Lossi?ig''s Field Book of the Re^'ohttion ; 

Duyckiftc^s Cyclojxedia of American Literature^ vol. 2, p. 551 ,• Historical 

Notes of the Fam.ily of Kip of Kipsbttrg and Ki^s Bay, New York. [By Rt. 

Rev. Dr. William In^yahain KtpJ] Privately printed, 1871 ; Corivin Gene- 

alogy, p. 49.) 

t Bishop Kip gives her name Margaret de Marneil ; Margaret was not a family name among the early 

Kips, and does not appear in the family before the first quarter of the last century. The name of Tr^-^ntie 

Kip is recorded in the list of old members of the Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, on the second line 

below that of Hendrick Kip, in the original record. As Tryntje, or Catharine, was a common name among 

the Kips, I have thought it probfible that Tryntie Kip above alluded to, was the wife of Hendrick Kip*, and 

that perhaps her family; name was Droogh, as Jacob Hendricksen Kipa, son of Hendrick Hendricksen 

Kipi, in 1647, gave to his nncle Harman Hendricksen Droogh, a power of attorney to receive money due 

him by the West India Company at Amsterdam. (Calendar N. V. Hist. MSS, Dutch, page 40.) 

% Holgate and Lossing say it was built in 1641, but Jacob Kip, the Secretary of the Council of New 
Netherland, and reputed builder, was then a ten-year-old lad. 
§ HisL Notes of the Family of Kip of Kipsburg and Kip's Kay. New Vork. 1871 : pp. 5-27. 

KIP. 47 

Hendrick Snyder Kip. To a " resolution adopted by the Commonalty of 
the Manhattans " in 1643, he signs his name, Heindrick Heindricksen 
Kype. On the 28th April, 1643, h^ obtained a patent for a lot east of the 
fort, in the present Bridge Street near Whitehall, where he erected his 
dwelling-house and shop.* He appears to have been a man of marked 
individuality and to those he loved not, bitter and unrelenting, a quality ot 
character his wife seems to have shared with him. The indiscriminate 
massacre of one hundred and ten defenceless Indians, men, women and 
children at Corlears hook, and Pavonia, on the night of February 25, 1643, 
instigated and ordered by Director-General Kieft, aroused in the breast of 
Hendrick Kip a feeling of extreme hatred for that official, and he boldly 
urged that he should be deposed and sent back to Holland.f On the 30th 
August, 164s, the Court Messenger (Philip de Truy) was ordered to notify 
the inhabitants to assemble in the fort when the colors are hoisted and the 
bellrung, to hear the proposals for a treaty of peace about to be concluded 
with the Indians. The Messenger reported that all the citizens on the 
Manhattans " from the highest to the lowest," would attend as they all had 
answered kindly, except one Hendrick Kip, the tailor.J While the entire 
community were willing to show some respect for Kieft on this public occa- 
sion, the sturdy old burgher alone exhibited contempt for the " man of 
blood," and refused to do him honor. 

After the departure of Gov. Kieft for Holland, which he was destined 
never again to reach,§ Hendrick Kip btcame at once one of the leading 
men in New Netherland. He was appointed by Gov. Stuyvesant's Council, 
Sept. 25, 1647, one of the board of Nine Men, selected "from the most 
notable, reasonable, honest, and respectable " of the citizens of the com- 
'nionalty, to assist the Director, or Governor, and Council ; this office he 
also held in 1649, ^-nd 1650. He was a Schepen in 1656, appointed Feb. 2d, 
of that year, and was admitted to the rights of a great burgher April 11, 
1657.1 He was probably the Hendrick op Kippenburg who was a witness, 
March 24, 1664, in a suit between Govert Loockermans and Burger Joris, 
respecting the title to land in the Smith's Valley.^ After the surrender of 
New York he took the oath of allegiance to the English in October, 1664. 
The name of Hendrick Kip, Senior, appears in the list of citizens who 
were assessed April 19, 1665, to pay the board and lodging of soldiers 
belonging to the city garrison.** This is the last -mention found of him. 
The names of Hendrick and Tryntie Kip, probably his wife, are recorded 
in the list or register f| of old members of the Dutch Church of New Amster- 
dam. Opposite his name Domine Selyns has written "oSyi op Kippenburg" 
but the date is not given. In what part of Manhattan Island, Kippenburg 
was located is not known ; perhaps Incleuburg, or Fire Beacon Hill, 

* Valentine's Manual,M8s2, p. 389. 

+ May 6, 1643, Samuel Chandelaer made affidavit, that he heard Hendiick the tailor say : The Kivit 
(meaning the director), ought to be packed off to Holland in the Peacock, with a letter of recommendation 
to Master Gerrit (the public executioner), and a pound flemish, so that he may give him a nobleman's 
death. (Calendar N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch., p. 22 ; see also O'Callaghan's Hist. New Netherland, vol. 
I., p. 272.) 

% Cal. N. y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 97 ; O'Callaghan's Hist. New Netherland, vol. i., p. 356. 

§ He sailed from New Amsterdam in the Princess, August 16, 1647. On the 27th September following, 
the vessel was cast away on the coast of Wales near Swansea, and eighty-one persons, men, women, and 
children, perished, including Kieft, Kiscaal Cornelius Van der Huyghens, and the Rev. Everardus Bogardus. 
(O'Callaghan's Hist. New Netherland, vol. 2, p. 34.) 

jl O'Callaghan's Hist. New Netherland, vol. 2, p. 37, and New Netherland Register, pp. 55, 56, 62, 174. 

1 Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 263. 

-** Valentine's Manual for 1861, p. 616. 

+t The following is the title-page of this register : 'T Ledematen Boeck Oft Register der Ledematen 
Alhier't Sedert de Jare, 1649. (The Members' Book or the Register of the Members here at [and] since 
the year 1649.) 

48 KIP. 

situated near 36th Street and Fourth Avenue, and in the vicinity of the 
old Kip farm, was so called at the period referred to. 

Concerning his wife the following is taken from the Court proceedings at 
New Amsterdam, Sept. 29, 1644. William de Key vs. Hendrick Kip: 
action for slander; ordered that defendant's wife appear next Thursday, 
and acknowledge in court, that wliat she said to the prejudice of the plain- 
tiff is false, and not to repeat the offence on pain of severe punishment.* 
She probably acknowledged her fault, whatever it may have been — as 
ordered by the court, as we find no further account of the matter. On 
Dec. 17, 1646, the Schout-Fiscal (Cornelius Van der Hu3'ghens) charged 
her before the court with caUing the Director (Kieft) and Council false 
judges, and the Fiscal a forsworn Fiscal. Hendrick Kip states that his 
wife has been so upset, and so out of health, ever since Maryn Adriaensen's 
attempt to murder the Director General (March 21, 1643), that when dis- 
turbed in the least she knows not what she does. Mrs. Kip denies the 
charge, and the parties are ordered to produce evidence on both sides. f 
What further proceedings, if any, in the case were taken, the records fail 
to disclose. She and her husband were sponsors, July 4, 1657, at the 
baptism of Anthony, son of Jan Janszen Van St. Obyn {alias Jan Wanshaer), 
which is tlie last notice found of her, where her identity can be clearly 
established. They probably had issue. 

2. i. Baertje Hendricks Kip,'' born in Amsterdam ; m. Jan. 17, 1649, 
Jan Janszen j. m. Van Tubingen, alias Jan Janszen Van St. Obyn, etc., 
alias Jan Wanshaer. In 1654 Jan Janszen \'an St. Obyn is called the 
son-in-law of Hendrick Kip.J For a further account of him and his 
family, see ^^'anshaer, page 26. 

3. ii. Isaac Hendrickszen Kip," (8) born in Amsterdam. 

4. iii. Jacob Hendrickszen Kip," (16) born in .\msterdam. May 16, 

5. iv. Tevnije Hendricks Kip,° born in Amsterdam ; m. August 10, 
1659, Abraham Janszen, \"an't Zuydtlandt in't landt Van de Briel. They 
were the ancestors of the Van der Heui. Fa.milv of New York. At the 
baptism of their children lier name is recorded, Tr}ntie Hendricks, Tryntje 
Kip, and Tryntie Hendricks Kips, while his appears at the bap. of their 
dau. Elizabeth, Aug. 15, 1660, as J. Van der Heul, and afterwards 
simply as Abraham Janszen. Issue : 

1. Elizabeth Van der Heul, bap. Aug. 15, 1660 ; m. May 16, 

1682, Marten Abiahamszen Klock (Clock), of New York, 
son of Abraham Clock and Tryntie Alberts ; bap. Sept. 10, 
1656. He was a merchant and Assistant Alderman from the 
Out Ward, 1695-97, and Alderman, 1698 to 1701. They 
had no children bap. in the Dutch Church in New York. 

2. Tryntie Van der Heul, bap. March 19, 1662 ; m. June 17, 

1685, Albert Clock of New York, son of Abraham Clock and 
Tryntie Alberts; bap. Sept. 26, 1660. He was Captain of 
the sloop Elizabeth, and commissioned by Leisler, July 3, 
1690, to act against the French. Issue: Abraham, bap. 
Nov. 28, 1686, died young; Abraham, bap. Jan. 18, 1688; 
Tryntie, bap. Oct. 19, 1690; Marten, bap. iSfay 7, 1693; 
Johannes, bap. Feb. 2, 1696; Sara, bap, Nov. 20, 1698; 

* Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 91. t Idem, p. 106. 1 

X O'Callaghan's Index of Dutch MSS., Albany, 1870, p. 92. 

Krp. 49 

Albartus, bap. P'eb. i6, 1701 ; Pieternella, bap. Dec. 8, 
1703 ; and Femmetje, bap. July 10, 1706. 

3. Marritie Van der Heul, bap. Nov. 19, 1664; iii. August 

4, 1687, Petrus de Mill of New York, son of Anthony de 
Mill and Elizabeth Van der Liphorst ; bap. Oct. 12, 1661. 
He was Sheriff of the City of New York 1700-1. Issue: 
Anthony, bap. April 22, 1688, died young; Elizabeth, bap. 
Oct. 13, 1689; Catharina, bap. Sept. 24, 1693, died young; 
Catharina, bap. May 12, 1695 ; Anthony, bap. Sept. 22, 
1697, died yoimg; Petrus, bap. May 15, 1700; Antony, 
bap. Nov. 22, 1702; Johannes, bap. May 14, 1704; Maria, 
bap. Aug. 24, 1707; and Anna, bap. Nov. 13, 1709. 

4. Petronella Van der Heul,* bap. Oct. 31, 1668; ni. June 

I, 1692, Carsten Leursefi, Jr. of New York, son of Carsten 
Leursen and Geertie Theunis Quick; bap. July 10, 1672. 
Issue: Carsten, bap. March 12, 1693; Abraham, bap. Aug. 

II, 1695; Geertje, bap. April, 1698; and Tryntje, bap. 
Oct. 27, 1700. 

5. Femmetie Van der Heul, bap. Aug. 6, 1671, m. Oct. 21, 

1697, Benjamin Wynkoop, j. m. Van Kingstouwne. He was 
then living in New York, and was probably the son of Cor- 
nelius Wynkoop, an Elder of the Dutch Church at Esopus 
in 1671, and his wife, Marretje or Maria Jans. He followed 
the occupation of silversmith in New York. Issue: Cor- 
nelis, bap. Dec. i, 1699, died young; Cornells, bap. June 

22, 1701 ; Abraham, bap. July 4, 1703 ; Benjamin, bap. May 

23, 1705; m. (1731?) Eunice Burr; Catharina, bap. June 
29, 1707; Johannes, bap. Sept. 14, 1712; and Maria, bap. 
August 29, 1 714. 

6. Johannes Van Der Huel, bap. Dec. 24, 1673; m. Nov. 11, 

1699, Jannetje Rosenvelt (Roosevelt) ; she was probably the 
dau. of Nicolaes Robsevelt and Hilletje or Helena Jans. 
He was a merchant in New York, and in October, 1720, part 
owner of the Privateer Hunter. Issue: Abraham, bap. Sept. 
8, 1700, died young; Abraham, bap. Nov. 9, 1701;- Catha- 
rina, bap. Sept. I, 1704; Nicolaas, bap. Nov. 6, 1706; 
Johannes, bap. Sept. t6, 1713; and Helena, bap. May 25, 

7. Hendrick Va^ der Heul, bap. May 14, 1676; ra. April 21, 

1700, Maria Meyer, dau. of Hendrick Jilliszen Meyer and 
Elsje Claes Rosenvelt (Roosevelt) ; she was bap. June 25, 
1679. Issue: Abraham, bap. July 6, 1701; m. (1727?) 
Maria Bound; Ehzabeth, bap. March 21, 1703 ; Hendricus, 
bap. Nov. I, £704, died young; Tryntje, bap. Jan. i, 1707; 
Johannes, bap. June 12, 1709 ; Hendricus, bap. Nov. 2, 1712; 
m. March 25, 1736, Anna Brestede. 

6. v. Hendrick Kip, Jr.," (27) born in Amsterdam. 

7. vi. Femmetje Kip," she was probably bap. April 19, 1643, ^^^^ fathei-'s 
name being recorded at the baptism, as Mr. Hendrick Hendricksz. She 
joined the Church in New Amsterdam Jan. 2, 1661, and was a sponsor, 

* One of this name, recorded as the wife of Johann Van Tilburg, joined the Dutch Church in New York 
Feb, a8, 1700, but we are unable to identify her. 

so KIP. 

July 13, 1667, at the baptism of Jacomyntie, dau. of Jan de Caper alias 
Wanshaer, whicli is the last notice found of her. 

8. Isaac Hendrickszen Kip'' (3), born in Amsterdam. He was 
admitted to the rights of a great burgher with his father, April 11, 1657. 
On the 2ist June, 1656, he and his biother Jacob obtained each a patent for 
a lot of land in the sheep pasture at New Amsterdam. This locality, used 
for the purpose indicated during nearly the whole period of the Dutch pos- 
session, is described by Mr. Valentine * as lying south of the city ramparts 
(which stretched across the Island about forty feet above the present line 
of Wall Street), and "covering the present Wall Street and the block between 
Wall Street, Exchange Place, Hanover Square, and Broad Street." Nassau 
Street between Ann and Spruce was originally called Kip Street after one 
of the family.f Mr. Valentine says it was that part of Nassau Street below 
Maiden Lane, and so called in compliment to Jacob Kip the Secretary. 
Isaac Kip was a Yacht Captain, engaged in the river trade between New 
Amsterdam and the settlements at Esopus (Kingston) and Fort Orange 
(Albany). J In 1665 he was living in De Brouwer Straat, now Stone Street. 
He married first, Feb. 8, 1653, Catalyntje Hendrick Snyers (Snyder?). 
She was probably the dau of Hendrick Janszen Snyder, or Hendrick Jans- 
zen the tailor, and his wife Geertje Scheerburch. Mr. Valentine § says she 
was a daughter of Gilhs Pietersen (Meyer), but he has mistaken the relation- 
ship. She was probably the sister-in-law of Jillis or (lillis Pietersen (Meyer) 
who married July 6, 1642, Elsje Hendricks, dau. of Hendrick Janszen Sny- 
der above named. Isaac Kip married second, Sept. 26, 1675 at New 
Harlem, Maria Vervelje (Vermilye), widow of Joh. (Jean) de La Montague. 
By his second wife he had no issue. He was living, in December, 1675, 
at New Harlem, and then belonged to \}a^ first corporalship of night watch 
in that place. | He died prior to October 6, 1686. Issue : 

9. i. Hendrick,' bap. Feb. 8, 1654. Mr. Holgate in his American 
Genealogy, pages 110-112, says that he and Jacobus (Jacob) Kip, his bro- 
ther, were co-patentees of the Manor of Kipsburg, a tract of land on the 
east side of Hudson river where Rhinebeck now stands, extending four miles 
along the river and several miles inland. This patent dated June 2, 1688, 
confirmed an Indian title to the land given July 28, 1686. He was probably 
the Lieut. Hendrick Kip of Capt. Baltus Van Kleeck's Company of Foot, 
in 1700, one of the eight Militia Companies in the counties of Ulster and 
Dutchess. ^[ He married and had a number of children who settled in the 
vicinity of Rhinebeck. 

10. ii. Tryntie,' bap. Sept. 13, 1656 ; m. Jan. 5, 1676, Philip De 
FoREEST, son of Isaac and Sarah (du Trieux) De P"oreest ; bap. July 28, 
1652. He was a cooper, and removed from New York about 1680 to the 
Manor of Rensselaerswyck ; he was buried in Albany, August 18, 1727.** 
Issue: Sarah, bap. Jan. 2, 1678; and the following baptized in Albany: 
Susanna, April i, 1684; Metje, July 25, 1686; Isaac, Feb. 20, 1689; 
Jesse, Jan. 13, 1692; Catrina, Nov. 25, 1694; Johannes, Sept. 12, 1697; 
David, Sept. 8, 1700; and Abraham, Feb. 21, 1703. 

11. iii. Abraham,' bap. Sept. 3, 1659. He removed from New York 

* Valentine's Manual for i8£o, pp. 527-8. 

t O'Callaghan's Hist, of New Netherland, vol, 2, p. 213. 

X Valentine's Manual for i860, pp. 574, 608, 

§ Valentine's History of New York, p. iig. 

II Valentine's Manual for 1848, p. 387. 

if Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist, of New York, vol. 4, p. 810. 

** Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 38. 

KIP. Si 

to Albany where he married Oct. i6, 1687, Gessie Van der Heyden ; in 
1 714, his house was on the south corner of Maiden Lane and Pearl Street, 
Albany. He was buried at Albany, June 28, 1731, and his wife, Feb. 9, 
1748. They had issue baptized in Albany as follows: Isaac,' Nov. 18, 
1688; Anna,^ Dec. 20, 1691, died young; Anna,''- June 17, 1694; ra. at 
Albany, Nov. 29, 1716, Johannes Evertse Wendel ; Catelyntie,' Aug. 8, 
1697 ; ni. 1 719 (?) her cousin, Anthony Kip' {^t,o) ; Jacob' and Cornelia,' 
twins, July 20, 1701. Cornelia' m. at Albany July g, 1724, Teunis Arentse 
Slingerland, widower of Elizabeth Vanderzee, and was buried there March 
16, 174s ; Geertruy' and Catharina,' twins, Jan. 24, 1705 ; Geertruy, m. at 
Albany, Dec. 17, 1730, Simon Veeder, and was buried there, July 20, 1746.* 

12. iv. Isaac' (28), bap. Jan. 15, 1662. 

13. v. Jacob' bap. Nov. 19, 1664; died young. 

14. vi. Jacob,' bap. Aug. 29, 1666. He is probably the Jacobus Kip 
born Aug. 25, 1666, mentioned by Holgate as the co-patentee with Hen- 
drick' (9) of the Manor of Kipsburg, and who died Feb. 28, 1753. Mr. 
Holgate makes a mistake which is followed by Bishop Kip in saying that 
he was twice married, and first to Mrs. Henrietta (Hendrickje) Wessels, 
widow of Gulian Verplanck. It was his cousin Jacobus' (18) who married 
this lady. He married Rachel Swartwout, and though Bishop Kip calls her 
the daughter of John Swarthout (Swartwout), Esq., I think it more probable 
that she was the dau. of Roeloif Swartwout, first Sheriff of Wiltwyck, at 
the Esopus, and commissioned Dec. 24, 1.689, a Justice of Ulster County. 
Both Bishop Kip and Mr. Holgate give the date of her birth April 10, 1669, 
and her death Sept. 16, 1717. She was living Oct. 2, 1726, and with her 
husband, then called Jacob Kip, Senior, was sponsor at the baptism of 
Rachel, daughter of their son Isaac. 

They had issue : 

i. Isaac,' born Jan. 8, 1696; ni. Jan. 7, 1720, Cornelia, dau. 

of Leonard and Elizabeth (Hardenburg) Lewis ; she was 
born Nov. 9, 1692; bap. Dec. 11, 1692, and died July 
10, 1772; he died July 2, 1762. f They had the fol- 
lowing named children bap. in the Dutch Church at 
New York : Elizabeth," bap. April 9, 1721 ; Jacob,' bap. 
Oct. 17, 1722 ; Leonard," bap. June 27, 1725 ; m. April 
ir, 1763, Elizabeth, dau. of Francis and Anneke (Lyn- 
sen) Marschalk, of New York ; she was bap. July 30, 
1732; through them Bishop Kip of California traces 
his ancestral line. Rachel,' bap. Oct. 2, 1726; and 
Elizabeth,' bap. Aug. 28, 1728. To these Bishop Kip 
adds Isaac, born 1732, and Abraham who m. Jan. 6, 
1768, Dorothea Remsen. 

ii. RoELOFF,' of Kipsburg, from whom that branch of the 

family descended. He died during the Revolution, 
aged 90 years. J 

ill. Catalyntie,' bap. at Albany, Feb. 18, 1705. 

15. vii. Johannes, bap. Jan. 20, 1669. 

16. Jacob Hendrickszen Kip° (4) born in Amsterdam May 16, 1631. 
In August (?), 1647, he gave to Harman Hendricksen Droogh, his uncle, a 

* Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, pp. 68, 102, 141, 149. Munsell's Annals of Albany, vol. i, p. 237. 
+ Hist. Notes of the Family of Kip of Kipsburg and Kip's Bay, New York, 1871. 
X Hist. Notes of the Family of Kip of Kipsburg and Kip's Bay, New York, 1871. 

52 KIP. 

power of attorney to receive money due him from the West India Company 
at Amsterdam. The same year he was a clerk in the provincial Secretary's 
office at New Amsterdam, and, as early as Dec, 1649, was acting clerk to 
Director Stuyvesant's Council* He was appointed, Jan. 27, 1653, the 
first Secretary of the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens of New Amster- 
dam. Upon his resignation of that office June 12, 1657, he engaged in 
Brewing, combining with this business that of a general trader or store- 
keeper.f He was a member of the board of Schepens in 1659, 1662, 1663, 
1665, 1673, and president of the board in 1674. " On the ist of March, 
1660, Aert Anthonissen Middagh, Teunis Gysberts Bogart, Jean Le Clerc, 
Gerrit Hendrick Backer, Philip Barchstoel, Christina Cappoens, Jacob 
Kip, and Joris Rapalje, all residents of the Waal-boght neighborhood, peti- 
tioned the Director for permission to form a village ' on the margin of the 
river between the lands of said Bogart and Kip, so that,' as they expressed 
it, ' we may be in sight of the Manhatans, or Fort Amsterdam.' The 
position selected was probably the elevated point of land which jutted into 
the river about the foot of South Fourth Street, in the present Eastern Dis- 
trict of Brooklyn, and which was known in the ancient time as the 'Keike' 
or 'Lookout' "\ There is no evidence, remarks the learned historian of 
Brooklyn, that Jacob Kip ever resided on the lands above referred to, and 
" it was probably owing to his desire to improve the value of his real estate, 
by securing the establishment of a village thereon, that this petition was 
made," and through his influence with the authorities, was granted. 

In early times some member of the Kip family — was it Jacob or his 
father? — obtained a patent for a farm of 150 acres, on the East River, on 
what is still known as Kip's Bay. It is said that Jacob Kip in 1655, the 
year after his marriage, erected on this farm a house which was rebuilt in 
1696, and was, for a short time during the Revolution, Washington's head- 
quarters. § It stood upon the line of [East] 3Sth Street, and was demol- 
ished in 1851. His house in the cit}' was built in 1657, and situated in 
the present Exchange Place. He owned a number of city houses and lots, 
and in 1655 resided in the present Broad Street, near Exchange Place, 
and was there probably as late as 1674. || In 1686 he was living " Beyond 
the Fresh Water," the Kip's Bay farm doubtless being the place alluded 

The following paper, dated 1657 (?), imperfect and unexecuted, gives an 
interesting description of a Dutch house at that period : " Conditions and 
terms on which Jacob Kip, proposes to sell publicly, to the highest bidder, 
his house, kitchen, hen or hog yard, and lot lying in the city of [New] 
Amsterdam, over against the house of Heer Oloff Stevense [Van Cortland], 
as the same is occupied by him. The house two and thirty feet long and 
twenty feet broad, inclosed with thick planks and a glazed pantile roof, has 
a garret and floor, cellar walled up three, four or five feet with stone, and 
has a brick chimney in the front room, also a shop, the jiartition walls of 
bricks, the inner room built up with brick all around {rondtom), bedstead, 

* O'Callaghan's Register of New Netherland. Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist, of New York, vol. i, p. 387. 

+ Cal. N. V. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 130-186. Valentine's Manual for i860, p. 608. 

t Stiles' Hist, of Brooklyn, vol. i, p. 113. Cal. of N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 221. 

§ O'Callaghan's HisL New Netherland, vol. 2, p. 2^3. Valentine's Manual for 1852, p. 390. 

II Paulding's Affairs and Men of New Amsterdam, etc., p. iii. Valentine's Hist, of N. Y., p. 328, 

i Coll. of the N. Y. Hist. .Society, Second Series, vol. i, p. 3^8. 

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counting house, and larder therein ; besides the aforesaid house, there is a 
kitchen eight or nine feet wide and seventeen or eighteen feet long, on the 
■ side of the house, with a brick chimney, in use by him, together with a hen 
or hog yard in the rear, and the place paved with bricks, and an apple 
tree therein, also a common gangway on the west side of the house siy feet 
wide, and a common well, and what more is thereon and fast in earth and 

nailed, except the andirons (Jiandizer) and hearth stone " * 

This house and lot was probably situated in the present Stone Street. 

Jacob Kip married March 8, 1654, Maria dau. of Dr. Johannes De La 
Montague and Rachel Monjour. The record of their marriage states that 
she was from Amsterdam. She was born Jan. 26, 1637, at sea off the 
island of Madeira, on the voyage of her parents to New Netherland.f Her 
father, born in 1592, was a Huguenot physician — a man of great and 
varied learning — who was, soon after his arrival here, appointed by Gov. 
Kieft a member of the Council, in which office he was continued by Gov. 
Stuyvesant, until the 28th of Sept., 1656, when he was appointed Vice- 
director at Fort Orange (Albany). Jacob Kip died about the year 1690, 
and the last notice found of his widow is on the 21st May, 1701, at which 
date she was a sponsor at the baptism of Maria dau. of Dirck Hooglant. 
They had issue : 

17. i. Johannes,^ bap. Feb. 21, 1655. He was a Brewer in the city of 
New York, and m. Sept. 4, 168 1, Catharina, dau. of Dr. Hans Kierstede| 
and Sara Roelofs. He died in 1704, leaving his wife surviving him. 
They had issi/e . 

I. Jacob,' bap. Nov. 4, 1682 ; m. 1704 (in. 1. dated Dec. 4, 
1 704), Cathalina de Hart, dau. of Jacobus de Hart and Cor- 
nelia Pieters ; 2. Hans,* bap. Sept. 5, 1684; 3. Maria,'' bap. 
Sept. 19, 1686 ; m. June 24, 1710, Abraham Van Vleck; 4. 
Sara,'' bap. Nov. 11, 1688; 5. Hans,-* bap. Oct. 5,1690; 6. 
Blandina,'' bap. P'eb. 3, 1692; 7. Johannes,'' bap. Jan. 31, 
1694; 8. Blandina,'' bap. April 26, 1696 ; 9. Catharina,'' bap. 
July 7, 1697; 10. Catharina,'' bap. Oct. 16, 1698; ti. Hen- 
ricus,'' bap. Oct. 20, 1700; 12 and 13. Benjamin,'' and 
Blandina,'' twins, bap. March 21, 1703. For an account of 
Benjamin Kip,'' see Bolton's Hist, of Westchester, Vol. 2, 

* Pearson's Early Records of the City and County of Albany, etc. (1656-1675), p. 53. 

t O'Callaghan's Hist. New Netherland, vol. 2, p. 21. 

t Dr. Hans Kiebstede from Maegdenburg (perhaps Magdeburg, the capital of the province of Saxony) 
was one of the earliest practising physicians and surgeons settled in New Amsterdam, and came here with 
Gov. William Kieft in March, 1638. He m. June 29, 1642, Sara Roelofs, born in AmsterdamV dau. of Roe- 
lof Jansen and Anneke Jans of Trinity Church celebrity. His wife is said to have been more jiroficient in 
the Indian language than any other person in the colony, and in May, 1664, acted as interpreter in the great 
treaty made at New Amsterdam between Gov. Stuyvesant and the neighboring Indian tribes. Having 
often acted in that capacity, she was presented with a large tract of land on the west side of the North 
River, by Oritany, the chief of the Hackinsack and Tappan Indians (Broadhead's Hist. N. Y., i, p. 731.) 

Dr. Kierstede died about 1667, and his widow m. Sept. i, 1669, Cornelius Van Borsum, of the Brooklyn 
Ferry, and removed to New Amersfort. Sne m. again at the latter place. July 21, 1683, Elbert Elbertszeu 
[Stoothoof] widower of Aeltje Cornelis. She survived her last husband and died in New York about 1693', 
having on the 2d Sept., 1692, rejoined the Ref. Dutch Church here, with certificate from the church at Mid- 
wout. She had no children by her third hu.sband, and probably none by her second. Dr. Hans Kierstede 
and Sara Roelofs had issue: i. Jans, alias Hans, bap. Sept 21, 1644 ; m. Feb. 12, 1S67, Jannetie Looker- 
mans ; 2. Roelof, bap. Jan. 1, 1647-; m. 1670 (?) Ytje Jans or Ytje Alberts {perhaps Ytje, dau. of Albert 
^ans), both names being given at the bap. of their children ; 3. Anna, bap. April 23, 1651 ; 4. Blandina, 
ap. June 8i 1653 ; m. Nov. 28, 1674, Petrus Bayard ; 5. Jochem, bap. Oct. 24, 1655 ; 6. Lucas, bap. Sept. 
^3t 1657 ; m. July j8, 1683, Rachel Kip ; 7. Catharyn, bap. Jan. 4, 1660 ; m. Sept. 4, 1681. Johannes Kip ; 
8. Jacob, bap. June 4, 1662 ; 9. Jacobus, bap. Nov. 28, 1663 ; m. 1693 (?), Anna Hooms (Homes?] ; to, 
Rachel, bap. Sept. 13. 1665 ; ra. Nov. 19, 1686, William Teller, Jr., of Albany, then living in New York. 



i8. ii. Jacobus,^ bap. Oct. 15, 1656; ni. May 28, 1685, Hendrickje 
Wessels, widow of Gelyn Verplanck.* His will is dated Sept. 19, 1702; 
proved at Jamaica, Queens Co., L. 1., Oct. 31, 1702, and of record in 
liber Wills, 7, p. 38, New York Surrogate's office. In March, 1695, 
he was a merchant, engaged in trade in New York. He survived 
his wife, and died without issue, leaving his estate to his brothers and sis- 
ters, and to the heirs of his deceased wife. He is described in his will as 
"of the county of New Town " — a clerical error — Newtown, L. I., being 
thfe place referred to, and where he probably resided at the time of his 

19. iii. Abraham,^ bap. Dec. 22, 1658. He was a Brewer in New York, 
and m. Jan. 2.6, 1697, Catalina de Lanoy, dau. of Abraham de Lanoy and 
Marritie Lubberts, and the widow of Isaac Van Vleck. They had no chil- 
dren bap. in the Dutch Church at New York, and it is probable he died 
without issue. He died before Nov. 30, 1720, leaving his wife surviving. 

20. iv. Jesse,' bap. Dec. 19", 1660 ; m. Maria Stevens (Stephens, Stev- 
enson), m. 1. dated Sept. 30, 1695. About the year 1710 he removed 
from New York to Newtown, I.,. I. He owned there a grist-mill at Fish's 
Point, bequeathed to him by his brother Jacobus. Oct. 16, 1711, he pur- 
chased of Thomas and John Stevenson a fulling-mill, located near his 
grist-mill, and on the stream that empties at Fifb's Point. He died at 
Newtown in April, 1722. His children, baptized m the Dutch Church at 
New York, were : 1. Afaria,'' bap. Dec. 16, 1606 ; d. young. 2. Eliza- 
beth,* bap. Dec. 2, 1698; m. 1 717, Thomas Fish, son of Nathan Fish, of 
Newtown, born May 28, 1693 ; 3. Jacobus," bap. April 6, 1701 ; Abraham,* 
born July 22, bap. Aug. 29, 1703; m. Sarah, dau. of Nathan Fish, of 
Newtown; she was born Slarch 28, 1699;! Thomas,* bap. Jan. 20, 
1706; Jesse,* born Jan. 30, 1708, bap. May 9, 1708; Johannes,* born 
Oct. II, bap. Dec. 11, 1709; Jesse Kip'had besides the children above 
named, two sons, Benjamin* and William,* born prob. at Newtown. 

21. V. Rachel,' bap. Jan. 11, 1664, m. July 18, 1683, Lucas Kier- 
STEDE of New York, son of Dr. Hans Kierstede and Sara Roelofs ; he 
was bap. Sept. 23, 1657. They had issue : 

1. Hans Kierstede, bap. Aug. 3, 1684; m. March 3, 1710, 

Maria Van Vleck, dau. of Isaac Van Vleck and Catalina de 
Lanoy ; she was bap. May 3, 1685. The}- had eight children 
bap. in the Dutch Church at New York. 

2. Maria Kierstede, bap. Aug. 29, 1686 ; m. 1709 (?) Cornelus 

Ronime (Romeyn ?), of New York, son of Jan Janszen Van 
Langestraat, alias Romme or Rommen, and his wife Marritie 
Arents ; he was bap. Oct. 31, 1686. They had ten children 
bap. in the Dutch Church at New York. 

3. Sara Kierstede, bap. Jan 16, 1689 ; ni. 1713 (?) Pieter Van 

Ranst, of New York. They had ten children bap. in the. 
Dutch Church at New York. 

4. Jacobus Kierstede, bap. March 20, 1692 ; m. Nov. i, 17 18, 

Sara dau. of Johannes Nerbery (Narbury ?)and Aginetje Pro- 

* For ail account of the Verplanck family, s/'r Pearson's First .Settlers of Albany, p. 142 and X. V. G. & 
K. RscoRD, vol. t., p. 35. 
t RikeHs Hist, of Newtown, pp. 123, 366, 

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voost; she was bap. May 5, 1700. They had three children 
bap. in the Dutch Church at New York. He probably be- 
came a widower and ni. second, Elizabeth dau. of Rip Van 
Dam and Sara Van der Spiegel. 

5. Jesse Kierstede, bap. May 31, 1695; ni. May 17, 1724, 

Jakoba Lewis dau. of Thomas Lewis, and Francina Leisler ; 
he was a sea captain and prob. d. s. p. See Genealogical 
Memorials of I,ieut.-Gov. Jacob Leisler, p. 15. 

6. Rachel Kierstede, bap. Jan. 9, 1698. 

7. Luci/s Kierstede, bap. Oct. 22, 1699; m. Aug. 4, 1734, 

Maria Ryckman dau. of Johannes Ryckman and Catharina 
Kip ; she was bap. Feb. 29, 1708. They had seven children 
bap. in the Dutch Church at New York. 

8. Benjamin Kierstede, bap. April 12, 1702; ni. Sept. 22, 

1722, Jenneke (Jane) Blom, dau. of Jacob Blom and Mayke 
Bosch ; she was bap. March 7, 1705'. They had six children 
bap. in the Dutch Church at New York. 

22. vi. Maryken' (Maria), bap. Dec. 5, 1666; ni. August 4, 1687, 
DiRCK HoOGLANT, of New York, son of Christoffel Hooglant and Tryntie 
Cregiers ; he was bap. Nov. r, 1662. They had issue : 

1. Catharina Hooglant, bap. Ai)ril 13, 1698. 

2. Maria Hooglant, bap. May 21, 1701 ; died young. 

3. Maria Hooglant, bap. July 7, 1703. 

23. vii. Hendrick.,3 bap. Feb. 14, 1669 ; ni. June 10, 1697, Magdalena 
Van Vleck. He died about 1698, without issue, and his widow married 
April 24, 1700, Alexander Baird,* a young man from Scotland. 

24. viii. Catharina,^ born 1672 {>). Her baptism is not recorded in the 
Ref Dutch Churcli of New York. She is named in her brother Jacobus 
Kip's will, Cliatriii Rickmaii. She m. July 11, 1697, Johannes Ryck- 
man, son of Capt. Albert Janse Ryckman, Brewer, of Albany, and Neeltie 
Quackenbos. Johannes Ryckman joined the Dutch Church in New York, 
by letter or certificate from Albany, Sept. 4, 1697, and died before Dec. 
23, i736.f It is probable that he became a widower and married second, 
June r7, 171 7, Corneha, dau. of Isaac Van Vleck and Catalina de Lanoy ; 
she was bap. Jan. 3, 1692. By his first wife had issue : 

1. Albert Ryckman, bap. July 24, 1698: m. Catharina Chris- 

toffels, and had Catharina bap. Jan. 3, 1725. 

2. Jacobus Ryckman, bap. Jan. 19, 1701; m. Sept. i, 1723, 

Creertruy Adrianse. They had five children bap. in the 
Dutch Church at New York. 

3. Nelletje Ryckman, bap. Nov. 8, 1 702 ; died young. 

4. JoHANNis Ryckman, bap. April 18, 1705. 

5. Maria Ryckman, bap. Feb. 29, 1708; m. Aug. 4, 1734, 

Lucas, son of Lucas Kierstede and Rachel Kip. 

6. Tobias Ryckman, bap. Feb. i, 1710; died young. 

7. Tobias Ryckman, bap. July 8, 1711 ; m. Maria Van Eps, and 

had Abraham bap. March 12, 1746. 

* Alexa.noer Haiku and Magdalena Van Vleck, widow of Hendi-ick Kip, had two sons bap. in the 
Dntch Church at New York, viz, : Wilhelmns, bap. April 12, 1704 : and Robberd, bap. Nov. 13, 1706. 
t Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 94. 



By his second wife Johannes Ryckman had issue : 

8. Isaac Ryckman, bap. July 27, 1718; m. Engeltje Niewkerk, 

dan. of Jan Cornelise Niewkerk and Jenneke Breestede, and 
had Johannes bap. Jan. 4, 1741 ; Isaak, bap. April 17, 1743 ; 
and Johannes, bap. Nov. 9, 1746. 

9. and 10. Nelletje and Catalvntji-: Ryckman, twins, bap. 

Nov. 30, 1720. 

11. Abraham Ryckman, bap. March 10, 1723. 

12. Samuel Ryckman, bap, Feb. 13, 1726. 

25. ix. Benjamin,^ bap. Aug. 28, 1678. He was living Sept. 19, 1702, 
but probably died soon after, unmarried. 

26. X. Salomon, 3 bap. Nov. 15, 1682. His name is so entered in the 
baptismal records, but he is called Samuel in his brother Jacobus's will. 
Samuel Kip married about 1705, Margrietje Ryckman, dau. of Capt. Albert 
Janse Ryckman, of Albany, He probably removed from New York about 
1 72 1-2. They had bap. in the Dutch Church at New York : i. Jacobus,* 
bap. Aug. 18, 1706; 2. Albartu-s,-^ bap. May 30, 1708; 3. Maria,* bap. 
June 7, 1710; 4. Albert,* bap. Jan. 24, 1714; 5. Johannes,* bap. Feb. 8, 
1717; 6. Samuel,* bap. April 30, 1718; 7. Rachel,* bap. Feb. 12, 1721. 

27. Hendrick Kip, Jr. "^ (6.), born in Amsterdam; m. Feb. 29, 1660, 
Anna de Sillen (De Sille) from Wyck, dan. of Nicasius l)e Sille,* First 
Counsellor to Director General Stuyvesant. He was admitted to the rights 

* Nicasius De Sille was the son of Laurens De Sille, the latter being described m December, 1654, as 
the late Advocate Fiscal of the States General, or United Netherlands. Laurens was probably the son of 
Nicasius De Sille, who was originally from Mechlin, in Belgium, and came to Amsterdam soon after the re- 
volt of the United Provinces against ^ain, was chosen Pensionary of that city, and sent in 1587, with others, 
on an Embassy to Queen Elizabeth of England : was Ambassador to Denmark, and afterwards to Germany, 
and was repeatedly sent a Deputy to the States (ieneral, and was twice Commissioner to the army whilst m 
the field ; he died Aug. 22, 1600, aged 57 years, and was buried in the choir of the Red church at Amster- 
dam. Nicasius of New Netherlami was a native of Arnhem, the chief town of Guelderland, and came to 
New Amsterdam in the summer of^i653. In his commission as First Councillor to Director General Stuy- 
vesant, he is described as a " man well versed in the law and not unacquainted with military affairs, of 
^ood character and satisfactory acquirements." He was directed to reside at Fort Amsterdam, and to de- 
liberate with the Governor " on all affairs relating to war, police, and national force ; " to keep inviolate and 
increase all alliances of friendship and commerce ; to assist in the administration of justice, crimmal and 
civil, and to advise the Governor in all events and occurrences that might transpire in the Colony. He 
superintended the preparation of the Fleet and accompanied ii with Gov. Stuyvesant in the expedition to 
the South or Delaware river, against the Swedes in 1655. In May, 1656, he was appointed Schout-fiscal in 
place of Cornells Van Tienhoven, who had been ignominiously dismissed from die public service. In June 
following, he was commissioned city Schout of New Amsterdam, in which office he was succeeded by Pieter 
Tonneman in April, j66o. In the meantime he had become one of the proprietors of New Utrecht, L. 1.. 
where, in 1657, he built the first house erected in that town, which was demolished in 1850. The first records 
of the town are still preserved, in his handwriting. He resided at New Utrecht as late as 1674, and probably 
until his death, of which event we have found no mention. {Doc. Rel, to Col. Hist, of Neiu York, vol, 2, 
/. 440 ; Cal. of N. Y. Hist. Dutch ; O' Callag/tau's Ifist. of New Kt'therlaiid, 7>ol, 2, /. 236 ; Brod- 
keat^s Hist. o_f N. Y., vol. i ; Anthology of Neiu Netherland.) Nicasius Die Sillk was twice married. 
The name of his first wife, who probably died before he came to New Amsterdam, is not known. In the 
record of his second marriage, the fact of his being a widower, is not entered, as was usual in such cases. 
He married second, May 26, 1655, Tryntje Crougers (Cregier) from the Hague, an alliance which proved the 
source of great unhappiness to both parties. Hy his second wife, from whom he separated by mutual agree- 
ment in 1668-9, he had no family. By his first \vife he had issue: 

i. Laukencb De Sille, who married a dau. of dipt. Martin Cregier. "From Lau- 

rence De Sille," says Dr. O-'Callaghan, "proceed all the branches of that family 
now in this country. They reside chiefly in the neighborhood of New York and 
Albany, havinjg dropped the de before the name. The Rev. G. W. Sill, one of the 
descendants, is at present a clergyman in the State of Missouri." There is, how- 
ever, another branch of the Sill family, descendants of John Sill who setded in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., in 1637, among whom, singularly, tliere was a Rev. G. W. Sill, an 
Episcopal Clergyman, who resided some years ago in Missouri. {See Sill Family 
il. Gbrdientje De'Sille, m. Jan Gerretse Van Couwenhoven, of Brooklyn ferry: he 

was born in 1639. (J^ff Bergen Genealogy.) 
iii. Anna De Sille, m. Hendrick Kip, Jr.,^ as noticed in the text. 

There was a Walbrug De Sille who if not a daughter, was a near relative of Nicasius De Sille. She mar- 
ried first, Feb. 29, 1660, Frans Kregier (Cregier) from Borcken, son of Capt. Martin Cregier, and had Elisa- 
)iefh bap. July 5, 1662. She married second about 1668, William, son of Rev, Everardus Bogardus and 

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of a great burgher jn New Amsterdam, April 17, 1657, * and soon after re- 
moved to New Anistel on the Delaware. In a letter f dated at Amster- 
dam, 22d April, 1659, the Commissioners of the Colony on the Delaware, 
inform Vice Director Alrichs that " the brewers Kettle for Hendrick Kip, 
will be sent you by the first opportunity," from wliich we infer that he was 
engaged in business there, as a Brewer. In Sept., 1659, he was one of the 
Council, and June 29, 1660, was appointed by D'Hinoyossa one of the 
Commissaries at New Amstel.J In a deed of Augustine Heerman, con- 
veying to him a house and lot 111 New Amsterdam, dated Sept. 17th, 1662, 
he is described as " Mr. Hendrick Hendricksen Kip, the younger, residing 
on the South [Delaware] River in New Netherland." How long he re- 
mained there is not known, but it is probable he had two sons, Nicasius 
and Petrus, born on the Delaware. It is supposed that he afterwards 
settled at Pollifly, near Hackensack, N. J. § Hendrick Kip and Anna de 
Sille, were sponsors at the baptism in New York, March 21, 1703, of Hen- 
derikus, son of Petrus Kip. This is the last notice found of Anna De Sille, 
and if the Hendrick Kip, who was sponsor^ with her, was her husband — 
which is probable — it is also the last notice of him. 

They had two daughters bap. in the Dutch Church at New York, Cor- 
nelia,^ June 12, i66r, and Catharina,^ Nov. 9, 1664. Cornelia Kip (prob. 
dau. of Hendrick''), wife of Mathys Lyster, was a sponsor at the baptism in 
New York, of Petrus, son of Petrus Kip and Immetie Van Dyck, Dec. 26, 
1709. Nicasius [Nicholas] Kip,^ probably a son || of Hendrick^ and Anna 
(De Sille) Kip, with his wife Antie Breyant If (Bryant), joined the First Re- 
formed (Dutch) Church at Hackensack, Sept. 22, 1694.** He died about 
1711. They had /j-j-«e?, all bap. at Hackensack : i. Hendrick,'' born 1693 (?,) 
m. at H. July 24, 1 714, Geertruy Van Dien ; 2. Pieter,* born 1695 (?), ni. at 
H., March 5, 1 720, Elsie Van der Beek ; 3. Isaac,"* bap. 1697, m. at H. March 
30, 1723, Willemintie Berdan, dau. of Jan Berdan and Eva Van Sickelen ; 
she was bap. at H., June 5, 1704 ; 4. Cornelis,* bap. Jan. i, 1700, m. at H., 
Sept. 17, 1720, Eva, dau. of Jan Berdan ; she was bap. at H., Oct. 1697 ; 5. 
Jacob,* bap. Dec. 14, 1702, m. at H., April 6, 1728, Helena, dau. of Jan Ber- 
dan ; she was bap. at H., April 14, 1 708 ; 6. Annatie,'' bap. Jan 3, 1 706, m. at 

Anneke Jans, by whom she had bap. ia New York : Cornelia, Aug. 25, 1669 ; Everhardus, Dec. 4, 1675 ; 
Maria and Lucretia, twins, Sept. 14, 1678 ; and Blandina, Sept. 13, 1680. 

Daniel De Sille who gave Oct. 13, 1654, a Power of Attorney to Nicasius De Sille, to manage hih affairs in 
New Netherland, was perhaps a brother of Nicasius. {^See C'al. of N. V. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 57.} 

* O'Callaghan's Register of New Netherland, p. 174. 

t Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist, of New Yorlc, vol. 2, pp. ti-75. 

,: Hazard's Annals of Pennsylvania, p. 316. 

§ Corwin Genealogy, p. 49. 

II Since writing the above we have been favored by 'J'eunis G. Bergcii. Esq., with the following, translated 
by him from the Flatbush town records. "January 29, 1678. Anna Kip (daughter of Nicasius De Sille) 
bound out her son Nicholas to Jan La Montangle, Master Cooper of New York, to learn said trade of 
Cooner, for six years, his time to commence May, 1678." 

1 In i687.^the day and month does not appear in the record — Pietek Coknei^ise Hkevandt fBKVANT) 
and Hendriktie Arents (Aerts), had a dau. I.ysbeth bap. in the church at Hackensack, N. J. It is probable 
he is the same Pieter Cornelise. who had by wife Hendnkje Aerts (Arents), the following named children bap. 
in the Dutch Church at New York, and in Bergen, N. J. i. Annetje, bap. N. Y.. Sept. 10, 1671: 2. Geer- 
truyd, bap. N. Y. Nov. 8, 1673 ." 3* Cornelis, born in IJ., April 18, 1676 [sve Winfield's Land Titles, Hudson 
Co., N. J., p. 363), bap. N. Y., May 3, 1676 ; 4. Arent, bap- li., Oct. 7, 1678 : 5. Andrics, bap. B., Aug. 
21, 1681, d. young: 6. Andries, bap. B., June 30, 168^. Presuming that Pieter Cornelise and Hendrikje 
Aerts, of New York, 1671-6, and Bergen, 1676-84, are identical with Pieter Cornelise Breyandt ( Bryant) and 
his wife,_ of Hackensack, in 1687, we trace their children as follows : Annetje (."^ntie) Bryant, m. ist about 
1^92, Nicasius Kip ; m. 2d at Hackensack, Oct. 10, 1713, Isaac Van Gysse, widower of HiUegond Claes 
Kuyper. Geertruyd Bryant, m. at H., Oct. 26, 1695, Roelof Bougart, who was born at Flatbush, L. I. He 
m. 2d at H., Aug. 23, 1718, Elisabet Bertliolf, widow of Jan Albertse Terhuyne. Cornelis Bryant, m. at H., 
Dec. 7. 1700, Margrita Simonse Van Winkle, widow of Martin WInne. ."Vrent and Andries Bryant probably 
died without issue. Lysbeth Bryant, m. at H., April 12, 1707, Egbert, son of Laurens Ackerman and Geei . 
tie Egberts , he was bap. in N. Y., Feb. 23, 1685. 

** Romeyn's Hist, Discourse, Hackensack, May, 1869. 

58 I^IP- 

H., Sept. 2, 1726, I.ucas Van Voorhees, son of Albert Stevense Van Voor- 
hees and Helena Van der Schure ; he was baji. at H., Feb. 26, .T699 ; 7. 
Catarina/ bap. Sept 12, 1708, m. at H., Oct. 15, 1727, Dirk Terhuyne ; 8. 
Elisabeth/ bap. March 11, 1711, m. at H., Nov. 19, 1731, Hendrick Blink- 
erhof (Brinckerhoff), son of Jacobus Hendrickse Blinkerhof and Angenitie 
Banta; he was bap. at H., Nov. 9, 1710.* 

Petrus Kip,3 prob. a son of Hendrick,^ and Anna (De Sille) Kip, ni. in 
N. Y., April 24, 1702, Immetie Van Dyck, dau. of Dirck Franszen Van 
Dyck and Urseltie Jans Schepmoes ; she was bap. Jan. 11, 1675. They 
had ten children bap. in the Dutch Church at New York. 

28. Isaac Kip' (12), son of Isaac Hendrickszen" (8), bap. Jan. 15, 1662 ; 
ni. Oct. 20, 1686, Sara De Mill, dau. of Anthony De Mill, Sheriff of New 
York, 1673-4, and Elisabeth Vander Liphorst ; she was bap. Dec. 30, 
1663, and died about 1726. He was a Cooper, and lived and died in New 
York. .His will is dated Nov. 19, 1746; proved June 6, 1750. To his 
grandson, Abraham Kip, eldest son of his eldest son, Anthony Kip, de- 
ceased, he gives ten shillings cun-ent money, etc., to be paid him at the age 
of twenty-one years, and if he should die before that time without issue, 
then to his brother Isaac Kip, " or whoever else of my sons or grand sons 
that may legally be deemed my heir at law, which ten shillings shall be a full 
bar of all claim or pretence of being my heir at law." The rest of his estate 
he divides as follows : one-sixth part to the children of his son Anthony, 
deceased ; one-sixth part to his dau. Catlyntie, wife of Peter Marschalk ; 
one-sixth part to the children of his son Isaac Kip, deceased ; one-sixth 
part to his son Jacob Kip ; one-sixth part to his son Petrus Kip ; and one- 
sixth part to his son Abraham Kip. Ajipoints as executors his loving 
friends Francois Mai-schalk and E\ ert Byvank of the city of New York, 
Bakers, and John Kip, of said city. Merchant. He had issue : 

29. i. Catalina,' bap. Oct. 19, 1687 ; died young. 

30. ii. Anthony,* bap. Jan. 8, 1690 ; m. ist Jan. 3, 1713, Maria Byvank, 
prob. a dau. of Johannes Byvank and Belitje Evertse Duyckinck, of Albany ; 
she was bap. there Feb. 12, 1688. He m. 2d, i7i9(?), Catlyntje Kip, his 
cousin, dau. of Abraham Kip, of Albany. He had the following named 
children bap. in the Dutch Church at New \'ork. i. BeHtje,' bap. Nov. i, 
1 713 ; 2. Sara,' bap. March 27, 1720 ; 3. Abraham," bap. June 3, 1722 ; 
4. Isaac,' bap. Sept. 30, 1724 ; and Sara," bap. Jan. 30, 1728. 

31. iii. Catalina,* bap. Oct. 21, 1691 ; ni. June 3, 1722, Petrus Mars- 
chalk of New York, son of Andries Marschalk and Elizabeth Van (ielder ; 
he was bap. Feb. 19, 1696. They had issue: Andries, bap. March 24, 
1723 ; Isaac, bap. July 18, 1725 ; Sara, bap. Aug. 17, 1729 ; and Elizabeth, 
bap. Aug. 23, 1 730. 

32. iv. Isaac, Jr.,* bap. Oct. i, 1693; ni. May 13, 1716, Anna Van 
Noortstrant of New York, prob. a dau. of Jacob Van Noortstrant and 
Annetje Croesvelt, who was bap. Feb. 12, 1696. They had issue: 
I. Isaac," bap. June 19, 1717 ; 2. Anna," bap. Sept. 23, 1719 ; and Sara," 
bap. April 25, 1722. 

T,^. V. Jacob,' bap. July 14, 1695 ; in. Dec. 7, 171 7, Engeltje (Angelina) 
Pels, of New York, dau. of Evert Pels and Grietje (Margaret) Melcherts 

* For Marriages and Haptisms in the Chiu'ch at Hackensack, I ani indebted to the ciiurtcsy of James W, 
<^uackenbush, Esq., of that place. 



Van Deurse (Van Deusen) ; she was bap. July 25, 1697. He was a Cord- 
wainer and Tanner in New York, and died in October, 1754, leaving his 
wife, son Evert, and dau. Elizabeth surviving him. He had issue : i. Mar- 
grietje,' bap. Feb. 24, 1721 ; ni. July 20, 1740, Hans (Johannes) Hansen, 
Jr. ; 2. Isaac," bap. July 25, 1725, d. young ; 3. Sara," bap. July 23, 1727, 
d. young ; 4. Betje" (Elizabeth), bap. March 18, 1733 ; and 5. Evert," bap. 
Jan. II, 1738. 

34. vi. Johannes,' bap. April 11, 1697 ; died unmarried. 

35. vii. Elizabeth,' bap. July 16, 1699 ; died young. 

36. viii. Petrus,' bap. June 19, 1700 ; m. Dec. 6, 1724, Margrietje 
Blom, dau. of Jacob Blom and Mayke Janse Bosch (Bos), of New York. 
She was bap. Nov. 4, 1 702. They had issue bap. in the Dutch Church in 
New York : i. Maria," bap. Sept. i, 1725 ; 2. Isaac," bap. Sept. 4, 1726 ; 
3. Jacob," bap. June 23, 1728; 4. Abraham," bap, Feb. 23, 1733; 5. 
Maria," bap. Jan. 22, 1735 ; and 6. Sara," bap. Sept. 24, 1738. 

37. ix. Elizabeth,' bap. Aug. 12, 1702 ; died unmarried. 

38. X. Abraham' (39), bap. Aug. 19, 1705. 

39. Abraham Kip* (38), bap. Aug. 19, 1705 ; m. Feb. 13, 1729, Maria 
(Mary) Van den Berg, of New York, dau. of Huybert Gerritzen Van den 
Berg* and Maria I,ansing ; she was bap. Feb. 27, 1709. He was a Cooper, 
and died, in New York about 1750, leaving his wife surviving. Her will is 
dated July 19, 1765, and proved Jan. 5, 1785. In it she is described as 
Mary Kip, of the City of New York, widow of Abraham Kip, late of the 
City of New Vork, Cooper, deceased, and one of the daughters of Huybert 
Van den Berg, late of the said city, Cartman, deceased. She bequeaths her 
estate to her daughter Mary, and after her death directs it to be divided 
equally among her three other children, to wit : Sarah, wife of Gerrit 
Harsen ; Abraham Kip, and Gerrit Kip. Appoints her son-in-law, Gerrit 
Harsen, of said city, Baker, her son, Abraham Kip, of said city. Painter, 
and her friend, Mr. Nathaniel McKinley, of said city, executors. Abraham 
Kip and his wife Maria Van den Berg had issue : 

40. i. Isaac," bap. June 29, 1729; died young. 

41. ii. Isaac," bap. Feb. 14, 1731 .; died young. 

42. iii. Hubert," bap. Sept. 30, 1733 ; died unmarried. 

43. iv. Isaac," bap. March 23, 1735 ; died young. 

44. V. Sara," bap. Feb. 27, 1736 ; m. Nov. 28, 1757, Gerrit Harsex, 
Bake rof New York. 

45. vi. Marytje,s bap. Jan. 1, 1738; died unmarried. 

* Huybert Gerritszen (Van den Berg) and his wife Maria Lansing came from Albany, and joined the 
Dutch Church in New York, Dec. 2, 1696. He was probably a brother of Barent Gerritse Van den Berg of 
the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, in 1687, and perhai^s the son of Gerrit Van den Bergh, of Albany, 1663. 
His wife was a dau. of Hendrick Lansing and Elizabeth Caspers, of Albany. They were married at 
Albany,"Dec. 20, 1693, and had d.iu. Lysbeth bap. there July 29, 1694. {See Pearson's First Settlors 0/ 
Albany, ^p. 53 and 70.) She is probably the Elizabeth Van den Berg who married in New York, Feb. 22, 
1713, Johannes Ostrander. Their children bap. in New York were : 

1. Theuntie Van den Berg, bap. Nov. 17, 1695. 

2. Gerretje Van den Berg, bap. June 16, 1697 : died young. 

3. Gerretje Van den Berg, bap. Jan. 11, 1699 : m. Aug. 8, 1718, Pieter Van der Lyn, and had Elizabeth 

bap. Sept 2, 1719. 

4. Gernt Van den Berg, bap. Aug. 31, 1701 ; died young. 

5. Gerardus Van den Berg, bap. April 9, 1704. 

6. Hendrikus Van den Berg, bap. Nov. 13, 1706. 

7. Marytje (Maria) Van den Berg, bap. Feb. 27, l^cg ; m. Abraham Kip as noticed in the text, 

8. Ariaantje Van den Berg, bap. Dec. 26, 1710 ; died young. 

9. Ariaantje Van den Berg, bap. July 27, 1712. 
10, Gerrit Van den Berg, bap, Nov, 14, 1714. 

6o J^rp. 

46. vii. IsAAC,5 bap. May 4, 1740; died unmarried. 

47. viii. Elizabeth,5 ba]). Feb. 7, 1742 ; died unmarried. 

48. ix. Abraham,'^ bap. May 27, 1744. 

49. X. Gerrit^ (50), born May 11, bap. May 18, 1746. 

50. Gerrit Kip"' (49), born May 11, bap. May 18, 1746 ; m. Feb. 12, 
1768, Ellenor or Nelletje Brouwer. She was a daughter of Johannes 
Brouwer* and Susanna Druljet (Droljitt, Droljet, Driljet. Draljet, Deroill- 
het), and born in New York, June 9, bap. June 12, 1745. They had 

51. i. Abraham** (56), bap. June 2, 1768. 

52. ii. Elizabet Druljet,^ bap. Aug. 12, 1770 ; m. Richard Wilkin- 
son, and had i. Ellenor, d. s. p. ; 2. Eliza, m. William Gallaer ; 3. Maria, 
m. John Brown; 4. Rachel; 5. Susan, d. s. p. ; and 6. Sarah d. s. p. 

53. iii. Gerrit,^ bap. July 19, 1772 ; m. Ann Leech, and had i. Jane ;' 
2, John ;^ 3. Ellenor,^ m. Asa Wells ; and Mary Ann,^ m. David Fulker- 

54. iv. JoHN^, bap. Sept. 18, 1774; died unmarried. 

55. V. Hubert*, born 1777 (?) ; died unmarried. 

56. Abraham Kip^ (51), bap. June 2, 1768 ; m. 1789, Rachel Blank. He 
was a mason and bricklayer in the city of New York, where he died early 
in 1797. His wife was a descendant in the sixth generation, of Jeuriaen 
(George) Blank, Goldsmith, of New Amsterdam, who came to New Neth- 
erland with his wife Tryntje Claes, prior to 1643. She married second in 
1798, Peter NAYLORf, bricklayer, of. New York, the son of Richard 
Naylor of England. He died June 13, 1818; she died March 5, 1836. 
Abraham Kip and Rachel Blank had issue. 

57. i. Rachel', born May 11, 1790; m. Feb. 8, 1806, James Lynch, 
Hairdresser. He was born Dec. 5, 1781, in Monmouth Co., N, J., but re- 

* Johannes Brouwer (Brower), was a great-grandson of Adam Brouwer, from Ceulen, who married in 
New Amsterdam, March 19, 1645, Magdalena Verdon. Adam Brouwer was an early settler in Brooklyn, 
Long Island, and in 1661, was the owner, with Isaac De Forrest, of the old Gowanus Mill, on the Gowanus 
Creek, later known as Freeke's Mill, supposed to be the first erected on Long; Island. {Brooklyn Manual, 
1863, p. 375-11 In his will, dated Jan. 22, 169X1 proved March 21, 1692, he is styled Adam Brouwer. Berk- 
hoven, inhabitant of the town of Brookland. He left surviving him his wife, Magdalena, and the following 
named children : Pieter ; Matthew ; William ; Maria ; Aeltje ; Fytje ; Jacob*-' ; Helena ; Adam ; Abra- 
ham ; Anna; Sarah; Nicholas, and Rachel. Jacob,'' son of Adam Brouwer,^ bom at Gowanus, married 
at Klatbush. Jan. 7, 1682, Anetje, dau. of William Bogardus, and Wyntie Sybrants. Their marriage also 
appears in the Dutch Church records of New York, under date Feb. 4, 1682. They had bap. in Brooklyn, 
Sybrant (?) ; Jacob,^ Nov. 30, 1684; Willem, May 8, .1687: Everardus, Dec. 8, 1689; Ehsabet, Nov. 15, 
1694': Adam, March 29, 1696, and baptized in the Dutch Church in New York, Wyntje, Oct, i, 1701, and 
Magdalena, March 8, 1704. Jacob,' bap. Nov. 30, 1684, son of Jacob Brouwer,* married Oct. 28, 1709, 
Pietemelia De La Montague, of New York, dau. of Jan de La Montagne and Annetie Josephs Waldron. 
They had issue ; Jacob, bap. in Brooklyn, Sept. 24. 1710, and the following bap. in New York : Johannes,^ 
March 19, 1712; Abraham, Feb. 6, 1717 ; Antje, March 13, 1720; Adam, Feb. 14, 1722, and Antje, 
March 30, 1726. 

Johannes. Brouwer,* bap. March 19, 1712, son of Jacob,'* married Oct. 9, 1734, ' Susanna Deroillhet 
(Druljet), probably the dau. of Paulus and Susanna Druljet. (The latter was a widow Sept. 5, 1735.) The 
tradition in the Kip family is, that Susanna, wife of Johannes Brouwer,^ was a French woman. They had 
bap. in New York the following named children : Susanna^ bap. Sep. 5, 1735 ; Annetje, bap. Feb. 8, 1738 : 
Jacob, bap. March 26, 17404 Antje, bap. Nov. 7, 1742 ; Nelletje or Ellenor, bom June 9, bap. June 12, 
1745 ; m. Gerrit Kip, as noticed in the text ; and Johannes, bap. Dec. 2, 1747. 

t Peter Naylor and Rachel Blank had issue : 

1. Richard Naylor, bom Feb. 8, 1799; died May 11, 1829, unmarried. 

2. Peter Naylor, born Feb. 9. 1801 ; m. Dec. 23, 1823, Margaret N. Ccnner, of New York. 

3. Eliza Ann Naylor, bom Nov. 4, 1803 ; died Feb. 2, 1807. 

4. John Naylor, born Dec. 19, 1806 ; m. Jan. 6, 1829, Eliza Higbee. 

5. Matilda Naylor, bom June 17, 1809 ; died Dec. 24, 1812. 

6. Alexander Naylor, bom July 2, 1812 ; died March 10, 1813. 

7. Elmira Naylor, bom Nov, 28, 1814 ; m. Nov. 28, 1831, Jonathan Freeman Morgan, of New York, 

8. Joseph Naylor, bom Feb, 6, i8i6; m. Aug. 10, 1836, Eliza Osbom. 

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sided nearly all his life in New York ; he died in Brooklyn, March 20, 
1857 ; she died in Brooklyn, Jan. 8, 1852. They had issue : 

1. Ellen Lynch, born May 23, 1808 ; died Sept. 17, 1809. 

2. Rachel Lynch, born April 17, 1810 ; died Aug. 27, 181 1. 

3. Sarah Lynch, born March 8, 1812 ; ni. June 25, 1831, William 

Simmons, of Mexico ; she m. 2^ Palmer, and died Aug. 

s, 1854. 

4. James Lynch, born Dec. 23, 1813 ; m. Nov. 23, 1835, Olevia 

Ann Marsac, dau. of Michael and Rachael (Jennings) Marsac ; 
she was born on Staten Island, Nov. 23, 18 10; he died in 
1864, at Governor's Island, while in the U. S. service. Issue : 

1. Sarah Olevia, born Aug. 23, 1836; died Feb. 20, 1849; 

2. Mary Frances, born Oct. 24, 1839; "'• J"ly 29, 1868, 
William H. son of Charles H. Close ; 3. EHza Cornelia, born 
Jan. 5, 1849; died May 30, 1849. 

5. Washington Lynch, born March 3, 1816; ni. 1" June 4, 1838, 

Maria Davenport, of New York ; m. 2^ , at St. Louis ; 

he was killed by falling from the roof of a building at St. 
Louis, Mo., Jan. 19, 1861. 

6. Ann linzA Lynch, born March 23, 1818 ; m. June 12, 1839, 

Burdett E. P. Randolph, of Brooklyn, L. I. 

7. Matilda Lynch, born Jan. 12, 1820; m. Feb. 28, 1839, 

Franklin Laughlin, of New York. 

8. Mary Van Antwerp Lynch, born Dec. 13, 1821 ; m. Sept. 

3. 1839, Charles Hawley Close, son of Henry and Arney 
(Reynolds) Close ; he was born August 5, 18 19, at Stamford, 
Ct., but resided from his boyhood in New York City. He 
was prominently connected for thirty-five years with the drug 
trade in New York, and was for many years a member of the 
firm of M. Ward, Close & Co. He died in Brooklyn, Dec. 
7, 1873. She resides, 1877, in New York. Issue: 1. Em- 
ma Louisa, born Aug. 2, 1840 ; m. Jan. 19, i860, Charles 
Peter Schuyler, Broker, of New York, son of Philip M. 
Schuyler, of Boonville, Oneida Co., N. Y. He died in New 
York City, Oct. 10, 1874. They had issue: i. Mary V. 
Schuyler, born in Harlem, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1861. 2. Arney 
Amelia, born July 21, 1842 ; m. May 13, 1863, Louis Frank- 
lin Georger, Furrier, of New York, son of Louis F. and 
Emily (Gunther) Georger. He was born in New York, 
April 26, 1 84 1. They had issue (all born in New York) : 
Francis Frederick Georger, born April 6, 1865 ; Arney 
Amelia Georger, born May 17, 1870 ; died March 14, 1871 ; 
and Julia Helene Georger, born July 25, 1872. 3. William 
Henry, born March 29, 1844; m. July 29, 1868, Mary 
Frances, dau. of James and Olevia Ann (Marsac) Lynch. 
They had issue : Harry Albert Close, born on Staten Island, 
July 12, 1869 ; died same place, Aug. 13, 1870 ; Louis 
Franklin Close, born in Brooklyn, June 8, 187 1 ; and 
Emma Olevia Close, born in Brooklyn, Aug. 23, 1873. 4. 
Charles Augustus, born Feb. 4, 1846 ; m. Nov. 15, 1874, 
Lottie Marshall. They had issue: Edith Lottie Close, born 
on Staten Island, Oct. 2, 1876 . 5. Mary Frances, born Dec. 

62 KIP^ 

26, 1847; m. Feb. 13, 1868, Edwin Ruthven Purple.* 
Lawyer, of California, Arizona, Utah, Montana, and New 
York, son of Lyman Smith and Minerva (Sheffield) Purple. 
He was born in Sherburne, Chenango Co., N.Y., June 30,1831. 
They had issue (all born in New York City) : Mary V. Pur- 
ple, born April 9, 1869; died April 11, 1869; Mary Close 
Purple, born May 30, 1870; Frances Minerva and Amelia 
Georger Purple, twins, born Sept. 29, 1872 ; and Sarah Shef- 
field Purple, born May 30, 1875; died July 5, 1876. 6. 
James Wood, born Sept. 30, 1850; died Feb. 22, 1859. 7. 
Walter McDougall, born July 19, 1852 ; m. March 17, 1874, 
Matilda Marsac, They had issue : Mary V. Close, born in 
New York, Feb. 10, 1875. 

9. Elizabeth Lynch, born March 6, 1823 \ m. Nov. 12, 1843, 

John Bishop, of Brooklyn ; she died Oct. 4, 1854. 

10. Elias Lynch, born May 26, 1827 ■ he has been thrice mar- 
ried ; no further particulars. 

ir. Margaret Lynch, born Dec. 26, 1833; died Sept. 13, 1837. 

58. ii. Thomas Henderson,^ born June 13, 1792; m. Jan. 12, 1817, 
Ann Ross, and had issue : Abraham f Jane f Thomas f Mary f and 
Sarah Ann.^ 

59. iii. Sarah,^ born June 23, 1794; m. June 3, 1809, John Galla- 
her, and had issue : Margaret ; Abraham ; George \ Alexander ; Wil- 
liam W. \ Rachel ; Sarah \ John ; Eliza ; Ruth ; Jane ; Peter ; and Al- 

60. iv. James,^ born Nov. 23, 1796 ; died in 1819, unmarried. 

* Edward Purple^, the common ancestor of the family bearing his name in this country, was admitted 
an inhabitant of the town of Haddara, Ct., in May, 1674. It is probable that he was a descendant o( 
Christopher Purple, who purchased land in Essex County, England, in 1580, and died there about 1605, 
leaving a son Christopher, but the connection has not yet been clearly traced. It Is supposed that the first 
Christopher Purple was a native of France, from which country he fled to England at the time of the mas- 
sacre of St, Bartholomew. 

Edward Purple' was a Farmer, or as described in an old deed still extant, a Husbandman, and married, 
167s, at Haddam, Hannah, daughter of Nicholas Ackley, one of the original proprietors of that town, and a 
resident, 1638-39, of Hartford. He died at Haddam, Jan. 4, 1719-20, leaving his wife surviving and 
three sons, Edward", John and Richard. 

Edward Purple'*, bom about 1676, died about 1727, married Mary , and had Edward^ and 

Mary, twins, bom March 28, 1713 ; Elias, bom March 27, 1716 ; and John, born June 14, 1718. 

Edward Purplb^, born March 28, 1713. In early life he removed from Haddam to Middletown, Ct*, 
where he married, 1740, Ruth Hollister, of Glastenbury. He was an active business man, and though com- 
paratively young at the time of his decease, had accumulated a large amount of property, and was regarded 
wealthy. He died in August, 1752, and his widow married, September 29, 1757, Nathaniel Spencer, of 
Middletown. His children were Ruth, born August i, 1741 ; Mary, bom July 19, 1743 ; Edward"*, born 
March 18, 1745 ; Dorothy, born May 9, 1747 ; Ezra, bom January 18, 1749 ; Josiah, born Dec. 4, 1750. 

Edward Purplh^, born March 18, 1745, a Planner, married m 1768, Mary Hodge. He died August, 
1794. His widow married, December 31, 1795, Stephen Knowlton. The children of Edward Purple and 
Mary Hodge were Edward, born August 14, 1769 ; Polly, born May 25, 1771 ; Ansel^, born 1773 ; Samuel, 
bom May 28, 1784 ; Ruth, baptized July g, 1784 ; Deborah, bom April 25, 17S8 ; Statira, bom 1790 ; Ann, 
born March 30, 1793- 

Ansel Purple^, born in Middle Haddam, Ct., 1773. He was a Farmer, and removed in 1797 to Whites- 
town, N. Y., and subseciuently to Otsego County, where he married, Feb. 19, 1798, Dolly, daughter of Dr. 
Ephriam Smith and his wife Abigail Higgins. He died while on a visit to Middle Haddam, November 
16, i8o8. His widow married, October 5, 1809, Elisha Harris, and removed to Chenango Co., N.'Y., and 
afterwards to Cuyahoga Co^ Ohio, where she died March 25, 1857. Their children were Lyman Smith*, 
bom in Burlington, Otsego Co., N. Y., Jan. 19, 1799 •' Ansel, Lavina, and Elisha. 

LvMAN Smith Purple", born in Burlington, Jan. 19, 1799. Removed when young with his mother to 
Chenango Co., N. Y., where he married, January 27, 1820, Minerva, daughter of Dr. James [Fones] Shef- 
field and his wife Sarah Calkins. She was born m Northumberland, Washington Co., N, Y., July 4, t8oi, 
and died in the City of New York March 27, 1868. He was a Tanner, Currier, and Shoemaker, and located 
after his marriage in the town of Lebanon, Madison Co., N. Y., and a few years after removed to the town 
of Sherburne, Chenango Co., N. Y. He was for many years Deacon of the Baptist Church in Earlville, N. Y., 
was a man of exemplary piety and singularly pure and upright in all the relations of life. He died at 
Earlville, May 7, 1839. Their chddren were : i, Samuel Smith, born in Lebanon, June 24, 1822, a Physician 
for the past thirty-three years in the City of New York, and unmarried. 2, Ansel Sheffield, bom in xJebanon, 
Nov. 15, 1825, a Farmer, and after 1846 a resident of Troy, Bradford Co., Penn., where he married Sept. 
3, 1846, Mary E., daughter of Aaron KaUIwin and Harriet (Lawson) his wife. He died in the U. S. Vol- 
tmteer .Service at Bardstown, Ky., March 4, 1862. 3, Edwm Ruthven^, born and married as noticed in 
the text. 



' On page 47, it is stated that the last mention found of Hendrick 
Kip", Senior, is April 19, 1665. It is not improbable that he is the Hea- 
drick Kip, Sen', whose name appears in a Tax List made in New York, 
on the 10* of November, 1676, for the purpose of defraying the charges in 
building the New Dock, and paying the city debts, etc. This List will be 
found on page 36, Vol. ii. of the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, to which the reader is referred. 

On the same page the statement is made, that perhaps Kippenburg was 
identical with Incleuburg, or Fire Beacon Hill, near 36"" Street and Fourth 
Avenue, at the period referred to. This part of the Island was called 
Kipsborough in 1746, which gives additional warrant for the belief that 
the ancient Kippenburg was in the vicinity of the old Kip farm, from which 
the name was probably derived. See extract from the N. Y. Weekly Post 
Boy, in Valentine's Manual for 1865, p. 795. 

Hendrick Kip, Jr", noticed on page 56, made an affidavit, August i, 
1662, while on the Delaware, in which he says he was then "about 29 
years old." This gives the date of his birth in Amsterdam about the year 
1633. See Doc. Rel. to Colonial History of New York, Vol. 12, p. 401. 

Meyer — Myer — Myers — Meir. 

The name of Meyers (or Myer) is a very ancient and common one both 
in Germany and Holland, and is supposed to take its derivation from 
Meyer, a country Mayor, or Sheriff, sometimes, though rarely, translated 
Farmer ; Meyery, a Manor, Mayoralty, or Lordship ; or, perhaps, from 
Meir, a lake. Its exact designation among the individuals here given, we 
have not more definitely attempted to trace. The orthography varies in 
the same family, but the most common form of the name as it appears in 
the records is Meyer and Myer. There were four persons,* early resi- 
dents of New Amsterdam, who do not appear to have been related to each 
other, but from whom sprung four distinct lines of this family in New York. 
These Were Jillis (or Gillis) Pieterszen [Meyer], Jan Dirckszen 
Meyer, Marten Janszen Meyer, and Adolf Meyer, whom we propose 
to notice briefly in the order of their names, as mentioned. 

I. Jillis (or Gillis) Pieterszen [Meyer'], commonly called Jillis 
Pieterszen Van der Gouw, or Van der Gouda — the ancient town of 
Gouda, or Tergouw, in Holland, having been the place of his nativity — 
was a house-carpenter, and came to New Amsterdam prior to 1638, and 
probably as early as 1633, in company with Director General Van Twiller. 
On the 16* of April, 1639, then aged 27 years, in company with Jacob 
Stoffelsen and Tymen Janszen, he makes declaration as to the condition of 
the Fort, Church, Mills, and other public property, at the time of Governor 
Kieft's arrival in New Amsterdam.f On the 3'' of June, 1638, he was 
appointed Master Carpenter at Fort Orange J (Albany), but probably did 
not long reside there. He married at New Amsterdam, July 6, 1642, 
Elsje Hendricks, born in Amsterdam, dau. of Hendrick Janszen Snyder 
— otherwise, Hendrick Janszen, the tailor — and his wife, Geertje Scheer- 
burch. On the 25*^ of October, 1653, he obtained a patent for a house 

* Nicholas Meyer, whom, in 1655, LydiaVanDyck, was the ancestor of the De Meyer family, of whom 
+ Coll. New York Hist. Society, vol. i (New Series), p. 279, 
} Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. fe. 

64 MEYER. 

and lot in Beverwyck * (Albany), and perhaps lived there during the last 
years of his life. It does not appear that he was himself known by the 
name of Meyer, his children having adopted that as their family name, for 
reasons at present unascertained. His children were baptized in New 
Amsterdam, but probably all of them who reached years of maturity were 
married at Beverwyck. His residence in New Amsterdam, according to 
Mr. Valentine, was on the site of the present Wall Street, his house front- 
ing the public road running along the East River, now Pearl Street. He 
deceased prior to 1656, and the following year his heirs sold the property 
above mentioned to the city, the lot then becoming a part of the public 
street, now Wall Street.f He owned another house and lot in Pearl 
Street, near the Fort, a two-thirds interest in which, owned by his heirs, 
Captain Hans Hendrickse and Johannes Wendel, of Albany, was con- 
veyed by them, July 25, 1676, to his son, Hendrick Jillise Meyer ; the 
other third part belonging to said Hendrick Jillise, " as his inheritance of 
the third part of all the effects of Gillis Pieterse, deceased, according to 
the will."J The division of this property, as above set forth, indicates that 
only three of his children survived him. Issue : 

2. i. Eva Jillise Meyer', bap. April 26, 1643 ; m. Capt. Hans Hen- 
drickse, an early resident and trader at Beverwyck. His descendants 
assumed the surname of Hansen. He made his will Feb. 12, i69f, andwas 
deceased in 1697, leaving the following named children : Hendrick ; Mar- 
gareta, m. Jan. 13, 1692, Frederick Harmense Visscher, of Albany, and 
died Aug. 30, 1701 ; Johannes, and Elsje.§ 

3. ii. PiETER Jillise Meyer', bap. Nov. 20, 1644 ; probably died 

4. iii. Tryntje Jillise Meyer,' bap. April 22, 1647 ; died young. 

5. iv. Tryntje Jillise Meyer,' bap. July 4, 1648 ; probably died 

6. V. Hendrick Jillise Meyer,' bap. March 6, 1650. He joined the 
Dutch Church, in New York, Feb. 28, 1672 ; m., 1671, probably at 
Albany, Elsje Claes Roosevelt, dau. of Claes Martenszen Van Rosen- 
velt [Roosevelt] and his wife, Jannetje Samuels, or Thomas. (Both names 
are given in the baptismal record of their children.) She was bap. Feb. 
1 1, 1652. In 1686 they resided in Pearl, near the present Whitehall Street, 
in New York. He was a cordwainer, and, in 1699-1 700-1, an Assistant 
Alderman from the South Ward. In 1 703 his family consisted of i male, 
I female, and 3 children. Issue : 

1. Elsje, => bap. Sept. 15, 1672; died young. 

2. Jannetie,3 bap. Sept. 19, 1674; m. May 27, 1701, Abraham 

Provoost, from Albany. For a further account of this fam- 
ily, see vol. vi., page 20, of the N. Y. G. and B. Record. 

3. Elsje,3 bap. March 12, 1677 ; ni. Oct. 30, 1698, Bernardus 

Smith, from Bush wick, L. I., for many years a resident of 
New York. She was his first wife, and died in 1704 ; he m., 
second, June 30, 1705, Anna Colevelt, widow of Laurence 

* O'Callaghan's Hist of New Netherland, vol. 2, p. 588. 
t Valentine's History of New York, p. 119. 
i Pearson's Early Records of Albany, p. 130. 
S Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, pp. 59-144. 

MEYER. 65 

4. Marritie,' bap. June 25, 1679 ; m. April 21, 1700, Hendrick 

Van der Heul. See page 49. 

5. Rachel,^ bap. March i, 1684. 

6. Catharina,' bap. June 13, 1686; m. Dec. 25, 1706, Har- 

MANUS Rutgers,* from Albany. He was a prominent 
brewer in New York city, and died there Aug. 9, 1753. 
His wife, Catharina Meyer, died Feb. 28, 1737. He m., 
second, at Hackensack, N. J., Sept. 17, 1739, Margaret De 
Foreest, whom he survived, and by whom had no issue. 

7. Hendrick,^ bap. Nov. 4, 1688. (Perhaps the Hendrick 

Meyer who m. at Hackensack, N. J., June 24, 1716, Elsie 
de Vouw.) (?) 

8. Johannes,' bap. May 15, 1692. (No further account.) 

7. vi. Maria Jiluse Meyer,' bap. Jan. 21, 1652 ; m. Capt. Johannes 
Wendell, of Albany. (See Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 148, and 
Genealogy of the Brattle Family, p. 39.) 

I. Jan Dirckszen Meyer and his wife, Tryntje Andriesse Greven- 
RAET, were residing in New Amsterdam prior to 1652, but the time of their 
arrival here is unknown. Their names are recorded in the list of Old 
Members of the Dutch Church, many of whom, it is certain, were settled 
here before 1649. There is reason to believe that he was by trade a Faint- 
er, and that he is the Jan Dirckszen who was admitted to the rights of a 
small burgher April 14, 1657. Mr. Valentine estimates his wealth, at the 
final cession of New York to the EngHsh in 1674, at $2,000. He then 
resided in the present Bridge Street, but in 1686 was living in Stone Street, 
between Whitehall and Broad. Tryntje or Catharine Grevenraet, his first 
wife, was, as her name indicates, the daughter of Andries, and probably a 
sister of Isaac, Metje f and Lysbeth Grevenraet, the latter of whom was the 

* He was a grandson of Ruth Jacobszen, alias Rut Van Woert, of Rensselaerswyck, and his wife, Tryntje 
Janse Van Breestede, and the son of Harmen Rutgers, of Albany, and his wife, Catharina, dau. of Anthony 
de Hooges. His father and mother removed from Albany to New York, and joined the Dutch Church in 
the latter place, Sept. 3, 1696. Pearson says Harmen, the elder, was still living in 1720. Harmanus Rut- 
gers and Catharina Mever=* had issue : 

1. Harmanus Rutgers, bap. May 2, 1 08 ; m. June 7, 1729, Elizabeth, dau. of Robert and Cornelia 

iRoos) Benson. She was bap. Nov. 24, 1708. They had the following named children baptized in the 
)utch Church, in New York : i. Harmanus, bap. April 5, 1730 ; 2. Robert, bap. July 4, 1731 : 3. Harmanus 
bap. Oct. 8, 1732 ; 4. Antony, bap. Jan. 20, 1734 ; 5. Cornelia, bap. Oct. 31, 1736 ; 6. Catharina, bap. June 

2, 1738 ; 7. Margarita, bap. Feb. 13, 1740 ; 8. Maria, bap.- Sept. 13, 1741 ; and 9. Hendrick, bap. May, 
23. I743- 

2. Elsje Rutgers, bap. Feb. i, 1710 : m. Jan. 27, 1731, John Marshall, and had baptized in the Dutch 
Church, in New York : i. Anna Maria, bap. Oct. 6, 1731 ; 2. Harmanus, bap. March 14, 1739 : 3. Edward, 
bap. April 29, 1741 ; and 4. John, bap. June 22, 1743. 

3. Hendrik Rutgers, bap. Feb. 24, 1712 ; m. Jan. 29, 1732, Catharina, dau. of Capt. Johannes and 
Anna (Bancker) De Peyster. She was bap. July 22, 1711. They had the following named children bap- 
tized in the Dutch Church, in New York : i. Catharina, bap. Oct. 8, 1732 ; 2. Johannes, bap. Jan. i, 1735 : 

3. Anna, bap. Jan. 9. 1737 ; 4. Harmanus, bap. Oct. 22, 1738 : 5. Elizabeth, bap. Jan. 17, 1742 ; 6. Har- 
manus, bap. Nov. 27, 1743 ; 7. Hendrik, bap. Oct. 20, 1745 : 8. Maria, bap. Nov. i, 1747 ; and 9. Har- 
manus, bap. Oct. 4, 1749. 

4. Catharina Rutgers, bap. Feb. 21, 1714 ; m. Dec. 27, 1720, Abraham, son of John and Catharina 
(Meyer) Van Horne. He was bap. Oct. 31, 1708. They had the following named children baptized in 
the Dutch Church, in New York ; i. Catharina, bap. May 14, 1732 ; 2. Abraham, bap. Jan. 9, 1737 ; 4. 
Margareta, bap. Oct. 3, 1739 ; 4. Elizabeth, bap. April 28, 1742 : 5. Jacobus, bap. April 21, 1745 ; 6. Her- 
man, bap. Sept. 27, 1747 ; and 7. Eva, bap. March 4, 1750. 

5. Maria Rutgers, bap. April 11, 1716: died young. 

6. Anthony Rutgers, bap. June 8, 1718 ; died young. 

7. Eva Rutgers, bap. Aug. 30. 1719 : m, abouti74i, John, sou of Samuel and Maria (Spratt) Provoost, 
See N. Y. G. and B. Record, vol. VI., p. 17. 

8. Johannes Rutgers, bap. Feb. 11, 1722 ; died young. 

t Metje Grevenraet, a widow as early as 1664, and who then occupied a small house on the east side of 
Whitehall, north of Stone Street, is said by Mr. Valentine to have been the mother of Isaac Grevenraet, named 
in the text, to whom she bequeathed considerable real estate in this city. There is reason to doubt this lela- 
tion.'ihip. In the list of Old Members of the Dutch Church her name is entered Metje Andries, which seems 

66 ME YER. 

ancestress of the De Riemer family of New York, but perhaps better known 
in her day as " Mother Drisius." Gestorven is written opposite Tryntje 
Grevenraet's name in the Church Members' book, but no clue is given to 
the time of her decease. The last notice found of her is on Dec. 31, 1664, 
at which date slie was sponsor at the baptism of Dirckje, dau. of Jan Dircks- 
zen (Van Aernam). He married second, Dec. 12, 1677, Baertje, dau. of 
Hendrick Kip, Sen., and widow of Jan Wanshaer, by whom he had no issue. 
He was living Feb. 24, 1689, but had deceased before June 12, 1700. He 
had 3 sons and 3 daughters ; the eldest son and daughter were born in 
Amsterdam, of which city both parents were probably natives. Issue : 

2. i. Andries," born in Amsterdam ; joined the Dutch Church in New 
York Aug. 4, 1669. His name appears sometimes in the records Andries 
Janszen. In 1674 he resided near his father in Bridge Street, and followed 
the trade of house-carpenter. He married, Nov. 5, 1671, Vrouwtje Iden 
Van der Vorst or Van Vorst, dau. of Ide Corneliszen Van Vorst and 
Hilletje Jans. She was bap. Aug. 24, 1653, and joined the Dutch Church 
in New York July 28, 1670. Her father resided at Ahasimus, now within 
the corporate limits of Jersey City, and is said to have been the first white 
male child born and married in New Netherland.* They had isstce bap. in 
the Dutch Church in New York : i. Catryntie,' bap. Sept. 8, 1672; m. 
March 20, 1693, Johannes, son of Cornells Janszen and Anna Maria (Jans), 
Van Horne. 2. Annetie,^ bap. Feb. 21, 1677; m. July 29, 1702, James 
Sebren [Cebra?]. 3. Aefje,3 bap. June 4, 1679. 4- Johannes,^ bap. 
May 14, 1681 ; m. Sept. 22, 1704, Sara, dau. of Isaac and Lysbeth (Van 
der Spiegel, De Foreest; she was bap. March 10, 1686. They had 12 
children bap. in the Dutch Church in New York. 5. Andries,' bap. Nov. 
24, 1686 ; m. Feb. 23, 1708, Geertie Wessels, dau. of Laurens Wessels 
and Aeltje Jans Hendrickse Van Bommel, alias Aeltje Splinters. Andries 
Meyer ' was a Cordwainer in New York, and died early in the spring of 
1767, leaving his wife Geertie surviving, and naming in his will only beside 
her his eldest son Andries. They had 10 children bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York. 6. Cornells,* bap. April 12, 1689, of whom we 
have no further account. It is probable that Andries Meyer'' and his 
wife Vroutje Van Vorst had beside the children above named the follow- 
ing, viz.: I. Hillegond.^ who m. July 12, 1696, Johannes Hardenburg, 
who settled in New York from Albany; 2. Elsje,' who m. Feb. 3, 1704, 
P^VERT Duyckinck ; and 3. Ide,* born about 1674; m. Oct. 25, 1704, 
Annatje, dau. of Claes Gerrilszen Ravesteyn or Ravenstein and Maria 
Jans Van Rollegom ; she was bap. June 3, 1687. They had 10 children 
bap. in the Dutch Church in New York. 

to have been one of the family names of the Grevenraets. In Dominie Selyn's list of the Members of the 
Church in 1686 her name appears as Metje Grevenraet, the widow of Anthony Jansen. Their children, if 
any they hadj would, according to the Dutch rule, have borne the family name of Antonissen. A Dutch 
woman usually retained after marriage, and even in her widowhood, her maiden name, which, of course, dif- 
fered from that of her children. Hence, in the absence of proof, we deem it more likely that Metje Greven- 
raet was the sister rather than that she was the mother of Isaac Grevenraet. 

* Valentine's Manual^ 1862, p. 768. A correction of this statement, as well as the one that Sara Rapa^je 
was the first child of European parents born in the Colony of New Netherland, will be found in Dankers and 
Sluyter*s Journal in the Memoirs of the Long Istand Historical Society, Vol. I., p. 114. From the state- 
ment there made it appears that to Jean Vigne (also written Vinge) belongs the honor, so long accorded to 
Sara Rapalje, of being thcjirst white chitdxtom in New Netherland, and claimed by Mr. Valentine for Ide 
Corneliszen Van Vorst as "ax first whit-; male child bom and married in the Colony. The marriage of Jean 
Vigne to his first wife. Emmerentia Van Nieuwerzluys, antedates the earliest records of the Dutch Church of 
New Amsterdam. He married his second wife, Weiske Huytcs(Niesje Huytes), widowof Andries Andries- 
zen, in Brooklyn, in the spring of 1682 (date of betrothal in New York Feb. 15, 1682) , and died, it is supposed, 
without issue, in i6gi, aged 77 years. Gosen Vinge joined the Dutch Church in New York Sept 4, 1673. 
What relation, if any, he was to Jean Vinge is unknown. 

MEYER. 67 

3. ii. DiRCKjE,' born in Amsterdam ; sometimes called Dirckje Jans ; 
joined the Dutch Church in New York January, 1660; m. June 3, 1670 
(the Bergen Church record says June 20, 1670), Enoch Michielszen 
[Vreeland], son of Michiel Janszen * and Fytie Hermans. His name 
appears indifferently in the records as Enoch Michielszen and Enoch 
Vreeland. He was probably that child of Michiel Janszen whose name at 
the baptism, Oct. 24, 1649, has been omitted from the record. They lived 
in Bergen, N. J. She died Oct. 5, i688 ; he m. second, Sept. 16, 1691, 
Grietie \VESSELS,f widow of Jan Janszen Langedyck, by whom he had no 
issue; she died Nov. 20, 1697; he m. third, Jan. 13, 1704, Aefje, dau. of 
Joris Janszen and Maria (Rutgers) Van Horne ; she was bap. March 16, 
1680. He died Aug. 17, 1714.J He had issue by his first wife five sons 
and three daughters, bap. in New York, as follows : 

1. Elsje Vreeland, bap. Nov. 12, 1671 ; m. Feb. 13, 1688, Edward 
Earle, young man from Maryland, who settled at Secaucus, N. J., in 1676. 
Will dated May 16, 1709, proved May 8, I7i7.§ They had bap. in the First 

Ref. (Dutch) Church in Hackensack, N. J. : i . Marmeduke, bap. , 

1696 ; m. De Maree ; 2. Willem, bap. Oct. 13, 1700 ; m. at Hack- 
ensack, June 14, 1723, Maria Frans (French); 3. Elsje, bap. Dec. 7, 1701 ; 
m. at Hackensack, May 24, 1728, George Simmons, from Philadelphia ; 4. 
Philippus, bap. June 10, 1703; 5. Jamiuesyn (?), bap. March 18, 1705; 

6. Silvester, bap. Aug. 10, 1707 ; m. Magtel Zabriskie ; 7. Tiodora, bap. 
April 10, 1709; 8. Nataniel, bap. Nov. 26, 1710; m. at Hackensack, 
Aug. 19, 1737, Fransintje Banta. The record of the Ref. Church in Ber- 
gen, N. J., gives the name and date of birth of some of Edward and Elsje 
(Vreeland) Earle's children as follows: i. Edward, bap. April 22, 1690; 
m. Elizabeth Frans, and had bap. at Hackensack Edward, April 11, 1726, 
and Jan, June 15, 1723 ; 2. (Son), born May 28, 1692. (This was proba- 
bly Enoch Earle, who m. a De Maiee, by whom he had Anna and Mary, 
bap. at Hackensack, June 15, 1723) ; 3. Hannah, born March 26, 1695 ; 
4. Maanedirck (Alarmaduke), born Oct. 6, 1696 ; 5. Johannis, born Sept. 
8, 1698 ; 6. (Son), born May i, 1703 (prob. Philip) ; 7. (Daughter), born 
Oct. — , 1704.11 

2. Catharina Vreeland, bap. May 15, 1673 ; m. May 27, 1692, Aert 
Elbertszen. (In the Bergen Church record this name is Aert Albertse, 
and the date of marriage June 26, 1692.) They had bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York : i. Dirckje, bap. Nov. 5, 1692 ; 2. Elbert, bap. Dec. 
17, 1693; 3. Enoch, bap. July 14, 1695; 4. Johannes, bap. March 27, 
1698 ; 5. Abraham, bap. April 28, 1700 ; 6. Wessel, bap. Jan. 28, 1702 ; 

7. Benjamin, bap. Sept. 12, 1703 ; and 8. Benjamin, bap. June 2, 1705. 

* Michiel Janszen, the common ancestor of the Vreeland family in this country, came from Broeckhuy- 
sen, and left Holland Oct. i, 1636, in the ship Rensselaerwyck, with his wife and t^vo children. He was a 
boereknecht, or iaxm servant, and setded at hrst at Greenbush, opposite Albany. He became a resident of 
New Amsterdam about 1644. His own and wife's name appear in the list of Old Members of the Dutch 
Church there. In 1646 they removed to Communipaw (N. J.). He died in 1663. His wife died Sept. 21, 
1697. For a further account of them and their children set Winfield's History of Hudson County, N. J., 
p. 439- 

+ Grietie Wessels was probably the dau. of Wessel Evertszen and Geertie Boute, bap. March 28, 1644, 
her father's name being entered at the baptism Wessel Kever (?). She married first, Aug. 15, 1666, Elbert 
Aertsen, and joined with him the Dutch Churxih in New York Nov. 4, 1670. They had two sons, Arent, 
bap. June 19, 1667, and Wessel, bap. April 7, 1669. She m. second, April 28, 1672, Jan Jans2en [Lange- 
dyckj, &om St. Martin, in Holland, by whom she had no issue bap. in the Dutch Church in New York. 

X For a fiiUer account of him and his descendants, particularly of his son Joris Vreeland, bom Sept. 25, 
1710, and bap. in the Church at Bergen, see Winfield's History of Hudson Co., N. J., pp. 443-45. 

§ winfield's Land Tides in Hudson Co.. N. J., pp. 130-31. 

I Winfield's l.-ind Tides in Hudson C... N. J., p. 366. 

68 MEYER. 

3. MiCHiEL Vreeland, bap. Jan. 27, 1675 ; died unmarried. He was 
non compos mentis* 

4. Johannes Vreeland, bap. April 7, 1677; ni. June 8, 1701, Maria 
Beger, so says the marriage record. The right name, however, is Maria 
Cregier ; she was the dau. of Ma tin Cregier, Jr., of Albany, and his wife 
Jannetje Hendrickse Van Doesburgh.f They had bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York. i. Maria, bap. Nov. 29, 1702; 2. Catharina, bap. 
Nov. 19, 1704; 3. Enoch, bap. Jan. 22, 1707; and 4. Martinus, bap. 
April 3, 1709. 

5. Abraham Vreeland, bap. June 22, 1678 ; m. at Bergen, Oct. 28, 
1699, Margrietje Jacobse Van Winckel. 

6. Fytie Vreeland, bap. Feb. 28, 1680 ; m. Perigrine Sandford, 
son of Capt. William and Sarah (Whartman) Sandford, of New Barbadoes, 
N. J. 

7. Isaac Vreeland, bap. Jan. 14, 1683 ; m. at Hackensack, March 
23, 1706, Trintie Simese Van Winckel. Mr. Winfield gives this name 
Tryntje Newkirk, with date of marriage as above. Isaac and Trintie 
Simese (Van Winckel) Vreeland had two children bap. in the Church at 
Hackensack, viz., Simon, bap. June 5, 1709, and Annetie, bap. March 
18, 1712. 

8. Enoch Vreeland, bap. Aug. 4, 1687 ; m. Oct. 22, 1709, Maria St. 
Leger, widow, nee Van Home. She was probably the dau. of Cornelis 
Jans/.en and Anna Maria (Jans) Van Horne ; she was bap. July 23, 1681. 
Enoch and Maria (Van Home) Vreeland had Sssue bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York : i. Enoch, bap. Oct. 4, 1710; 2. Cornelus, bap. 
Jan. 28, 1713; and 3. Efje, bap. Aug. 12, 1722. 

Enoch Michielse Vreeland and Aefje Joris Van Horne, his third 
wife, had four children bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, as given 
below, his name appearing in the baptismal record as Enoch Michielse, 
Enoch Michielse Vrelant, and Enoch Vrelant, Sen. The youngest son, 
Benjamin, must have been over three years old at the time of his baptism, 
as that event took place long after the death of his father. 
9. Jacob Vreeland, bap. March 28, 1705. 

to. Helena Vreeland, bap. Jan. 14, 1713. 

11. Elias Vreeland, bap. March 4, 1715. 

12. Benjamin Vreeland, bap. Decemlaer 11, 1717. 

4. iii. Johannes', bap. Feb. 25, 1652 ; frequently called Jan Janszen 
Meyer, and by trade a carpenter ; joined the Church in New York, Au- 
gust 4, 1669; m. June 13, 1677, Annetje Van Vorst, sister of his brother 
Andrie's wife. In 1686, they were living in Smit Straat, now William, 
below Wall Street. About 1694, he removed to Tappan, where his two 
youngest children were born and baptized. | They had issue bap. in 
New York. 1. Jan,' bap. March 27, 1678; 2. Catharina,^ bap. Feb. 4, 
1680 ; 3. Iden,3 bap. Jan. 27, 1682 ; 4 and 5, Johannes' and Judith,' twins, 
bap. May 11, 1684; 6. Ide,' bap. Jan. 16, 1687-; 7 and 8. Hillegond' aiid 
Dirckj;e,' twins, bap. Aug. 30, 1689; 9 and 10. Cornelis' and Annetje,' 
twins, bap. June 12, 1692 ; 11. Elizabeth,' bap. at Tappan, June i, 1695 ; 
12. Andries,' bap. at T., Oct. 14, i697.§ For a further account of this 

* Winfield*s History of Hudson Co., p. 445. 
+ Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p, 35. 
i Cole, Genealogy, pp. 32-33. 
§ Idem. 



family, see Cole, Genealogy, or " Isaac Kool (Cool or Cole) and Catharine 
Serven, &c., their descendants, &c., by Rev. David Cole, D.D.," New 
York, 1876, pp. 32-33. 

5. iv. Lysbeth,'' bap. Jan. 31, 1655; m. Dec. 29, 1678, Elias Corne- 
LISZEN, from New Castle on the Delaware, then living in New York. 
They had two sons baptized in New York, viz., Cornells, bap. Sep. 3, 
1679, and Johannes, bap. Jan. 14, 1682, of whom and their parents we 
have no further account. 

6. v. PiETER," bap. March 25, 1657; ni. Jan. 16, 1678, Batje {Betty-, 
or Elizabeth'] Jans, Van Haert in Gelderland. She joined the Dutch 
Church in New York, Feb. 26, 1673, while it appears he was never a 
member. In 1686 they were living in Marketfield Street. In 1703, his 
family consisted of one male, one female, and five children.* He had 
issue bap. in the Dutch Church in New York : i. Catharina,^ bap. Nov. 8, 
1678 ; m. August 9, 1696, Zacharias Weeks^ from New England. 2. 
Marritie,^ bap. Jan. 20, 1680 ; died young. 3. Cornelia,^ bap. Oct. 6, 
1681 ; died young. 4. Cornelia,'' bap. Dec. 10, 1682 ; she is probably the 
Cornelia Meyer who m. April 23, 1704, Cornelus Timmer or Timber, 
who was prob. son of Wydt Cornelis Timmer and Jannetje Joris Van Alst. 
She became a widow, and married second, Jan. 17, 1718, Michiel Bas- 
SETT, and was again a widow the same year. She had no children by 
either husband bap. in the Dutch Church in New York. 5. Maryken,^ 
[Maria] bap. Feb. 13, 1687; m. June 15, 1707, Dr. Johannes Van 
BuREN,f from Amsterdam. 6. Lysbeth,' bap. Sept. 28, 1690; m. 1711, 

* Valentine's History of New York, p. 356. 

t Dr. Jan or Johannes Van Beuren, said to have been born about 1678 (N. V. G. & B. Recohd, vol. 
vii., p. 46), was a native of Amsterdam, a graduate of the University of Leyden, and came to New York in 
1700. About 1724, he removed with his family from New York to Flatbush, L. I. In 1728-9, he returned to 
New York, where he probably continued to reside until his death. He was living July 31, 1751. but deceased 
prior to Oct. 16, 1757, leaving his wife and at least five of his children surviving him. His name appears in 
the records of the Ref. Dutch Church in New York, indifferently as Van Buren, Van Beuren, Van Bueren, 
and Van Buuren, His descendants, we believe, now spell the name Van Beuren, in contradistinction to 
the Van Buren family of the Upper Hudson, of whom Cornelis Maas Van Buren was the ancestor. It is to 
be questioned, however, whether this orthography obtains among all his descendants. He had issve bap. 
in the Dutch Church in New York as follows : 

1. PiETER Van Beuren, bap. Sept. 18, 1709 ; died young. 

2. Christina Van Beuren, bap. March 2, 1711 ; died young. 

3. PiETER Van Beuren, [*...;„.. i, t «, .- , 

4. Maria Van Beuren, r»""=' >=^P- >"■ "' "''■S. 

5. Michiel Van Beuren, bap. Jan. 26, 1715 ; died young. 

6. Cornelia Van Beuren, ( . • v t„ 

7. Elizabeth Van Beuren, f ^^"^' ^^P' J^"" 3°. ^717- 

8. Catharina Van Beuren, bap. Aug. 31, 1718 ; m. at Flatbush, Aug. 3, 1743, Gerrit de Grauw, and 
had bap. in the Dutch Church in New Vork. i. Johannes, bap. June 21, 1747 , 2. Walter, bap. June 22, 
1749, and 3. Maria, bap. July 31, 1751. 

9. Elizabeth Van Beuren, bap. Feb. i, 1721 ; m. August 6, 1746, Dr. Engelbekt Kemmena, some- 
times written A'rtwwr£'^<x and Camtnena. There were several of this name at Hackensack, N. J., in the 
early part of the last century, probably descendants of Hendrick Janszen Cammega, of Flatbush, 16868, 
but I have been unable to trace any connection between them and the Doctor, and probably there was none. 
These were Henry Kammega, who m. at H. Feb. 9, 1717, Margariet Mattyse ; Johannes Kammega, of New 
Utrecht, L. I., who m. at H., Jan. 19, 1723, Vroutie Jonkbloet, widow; Daniel Cammena, from Long 
Island, who m. at H., Aug. zg, 173S, Geesje Loots ; and Abraham Cammega and wife, Lija Maris, who 
had dau. Maria bap. at H., April 10, 1726. Dr. Engelbert Kemmena, was naturalized in 1750, and ad- 
mitted a Freeman of the city of New York in 1765, being then engaged and for some years previously in 
practice there as a Surgeon, On the 3d of July. 177s, he endorsed the application of John HammcU for 

.appointment as Surgeon in the Provincial Army, certifying that said Hammell had studied Physic and Sur- 
gery with him *' full seven years," and recommending him as a proper person capable of practising* the heal- 
ing art. (Val. Manuel, 1856, Hist. MSS. Rev. Papers 1-109.) He sold a lot of ground in " Market Street, 
formerly called Maiden Lane," on the 9th Sept. 1794, to Wm. Wilmerding, merchant, and was then a 
*' Practitioner of Physic " in the city. This is the last notice found of him, and he probably died soon after, 
having survived his wife some years. He had no children bap. in the Dutch Church in New York. 

10. Michiel Van Beuren, bap. Jan. i, 1723. He was a Cordwainer in the city of New York, and ad- 
mitted a Freeman of the city in 1765. His wife's name was Jannetje Hendricks. They had bap. in the 
Dutch Church in New York : i. Johannes, bap. May ig. 1757 ; 2. Elizabeth, bap. Jan. 31, 1759 ; 3. Jo- 
hannes, bap. Dec 17, 1760 ; 4. DanieU bap. Nov. 10, 1762 ; 5. Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 16, Z764 ; 6. Beek- 
man, bap. Aug. 31, 1766; 7. Michiel, bap. Sept. 15, 1770; and 8, Elizabeth, bap. Sept. 22, 1772. 



Anthony Ham, of New York. They had lo children bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York. 7. Barentje,^ bap. Oct. 26, 1692. 8. Johannes,^ 
bap. Feb 4, 1694; m. May 27, 1719, Elizabeth, dau. of WiUiam and 
Elizabeth (Van Thuyl) Pell ; she was bap. Sept. i, 1700. They had 11 
children bap. in the Dutch Church in New York. 

7. vi. Elsje, bap. Feb. 25, 1663 ; no further account. 

I. Martin Janszen Meyer,' Van Elsvliet, married in New Amsterdam. 
Oct. 28, 1662, Hendrickje Hermans from Amsterdam. Their marriage 
is also recorded in the Brooklyn Church Records under date of Nov. 19, 
1662. It is not improbable that he is identical with the Martin Janszen, 
also called Martin Janszen Van Breuckelen, who was a resident of Amers- 
fort, L. I., as early as 1653, and a magistrate there in 1656-7, and 1658. 
He followed the occupation of Blacksmith, and his name frequently appears 
in the records as Martin Janszen Smit, and sometimes Martin Meyer Smith ; 
at the baptism of his youngest dau., Helena, it is recorded Martin Smidt. 
It appears that neither he nor his wife were members of the Dutch Church 
of New Amsterdam.* On the 17th July, 1664, he obtained a patent for a 
lot, garden, and orchard in Smith's valley, then without the city limits, and 
in the vicinity of the present Pearl, north of Wall Street. This was in ex- 
change for his former premises, situated under the city fortifications, which, 
with a number of others was — in order to strengthen the city defenses — ■ 
ordered to be demolished, by an ordinance passed Oct. 16, 1673. On 
the 2 2'' November, 1683, he and his wife conveyed a portion of this prop- 
erty to George Heathcote,f and December 17, 1685, a city commission of 
four persons was ordered to examine the grounds and report "what incon- 

13. Beekman Van Beuren, bap. Nov. 5, 1732. Adopting the profession of his father, he settled in New 
York, where he was engaged in the practice of Physic until the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Dr. 
Francis says that '* strong opposition was met in those days to the adoption of inoculation for the small-pox, 
as pursued by Dr. Van Beuren in the Old Alms House, prior to 1770." He m. First, April 12, 1754, Hyltje 
DE Peyster, dau. of William and Margaret (Roosevelt) de Peyster, by whom he had one dau., Margaret, 
bap. Sept. 12, 1755- He m. Second, Dec. 25, 1756, Elizabet Gilbert, dau. of William and Maria (Van 
Zandt) Gilbert. They had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York ; 2. Johannes, bap. Oct 16, 1757 ; 3. 
William, bap. Nov. 22, 1758 ; died young; 4. Maria, bap. Jan. 27, 1760; died young; 5. Maria, bap. 
April 29, 1764 ; 6. Beekman, bap, Feb. g, 1766 , 7, WiUiam, bap. Nov. 15, 1767 ; 8. Hendrikus, bap. July 
30, 1769 ; 9. Catharina, bap. Aug. 4, 1771 ; died young ; and 10. Catharina, bap. Feb. 14, 1773. 

Dr. Johannes Van Beuren, and his wife, Maria Meyer,^ had besides the thirteen children above named, 

two sons, viz., Jan Van Beuren, Jr., who m. Femetie . and had bap. at New Utrecht, L. I., Maria, 

bap. May 18, 1729, and Jan, bap. Nov. 7, 1730, and probably others ; and Dr. Hendrick Van Beuren, 
bom at Flatbush, Nov. 12, 1725 ; who m. First, at Flatbush, Nov. 28, 1747, Johanna Albertsen, dau. of 
Johannes Albertse, of Bushwick, L. I. He m. Second, Catryntie Van Voorhees, by whom he had son 
Johannes, bap. at Flatbush, July 21, 1754, and probably others. He was engaged in the practice of Physic 
and Surgery at Flatbush as early as 1754, and was a noted Loyalist in Kings County during the Revolution- 
ary War. 

*The number of persons who were not church members, ft-as always large in proportion to the number of 
the residents of the city. In 1686, the population of New York was about 3,800, the majority of whom were 
of course Dutch, or of Dutch descent, while there were only 354 men and women, and 702 children belong- 
ing to the Dutch Church at that time. [Olden Time iii Neiu York, &=€. Neiv York, 1833, /. 45.) The 
whole number of communicants received in the church from 1649, to Feb, 1701 inclusive, was 1812. 

t George Heathcote came from the parish of Stepney, County of Middlesex, England. He was a 
Merchant and Shipmaster, in which latter capacity he was engaged in the English and West India trade 
from New York, as early as 1674-3. In August, 1676, he purchased a lot in Albany, which Professor Pear- 
son says was probably held by him for the purpose of occasional trade, till 16S4, when he sold it to Robert 
Sanders. In Oct, 1676, he was fined and his liberty to trade restricted, for alleged seditious words, and 
declaring he had not the privileges of an Enghshman, &c. This fine was afterwards returned, and he was 
allowed to trade freely, though he had much trouble with the authorities, who charged hitii with frequent 
violation of the revenue laws. After 1602, he removed to Fall's Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 
where he died in Nov., 1710. In his will he speaks of his two grandchildren, " the children of John Barber, 
in London, which he had by my daughter. Deceased ; " also of his two sisters, Hannah Browne and Anna 
Lupton. Bequeaths a portion of his estate to his cousin, Caleb Heathcote, of the province of New Vork, 
who is appointed executor of the will. 



veniency or convenience the laying out of a street through the same " 
would cause to said Heathcote and Meyer.* 

Martin Janse Meyer and his wife Hendrickje, made a joint will dated 
in New York, March 16, 169I, at the probate of which, Aug. 17, 1714, 
the fact is recited, " that Martin Meyer dying first some years ago, the said 
Hendrickje is also lately dec**." The children named in their will are, Jo- 
hannesMeyer, eldest son and heir ; Hartinan [Hermanns] ; Martin ; Elsie 
Meyer married with Burger Myndertz ; Belitje Meyer married with Claas 
Gysbertsz ; Helena married with Eduard Cock ; Catharina and Anna 
Meyer '^ ongetrout." It is probable that they resided during a portion, of 
their married life out of New York, as there is no record here of the bap- 
tism of three of their children. Issue : 

2. i. Elsje', bap. June 10, 1663 ; m. Burger Myndertszen, who in 
1702, was a Blacksmith in New York. He was probably the son of Myn- 
dert Frederickse, one of the early settlers of Beverwyck, who came from 
Iveren, and married in New Amsterdam, Aug. 5, 1656, Catharyn Burcharts 
[Burger] of the latter place. " The unsettled condition," says Prof. Pear- 
son, " of the early Dutch family names, is well shown by the descendants 
of Myndert Frederickse ; some took the surname of Myndertse, his Chris- 
tian name ; whilst others took that of Van Iveren, the place from whence 
he came in Holland." Burger Myndertszen was born in i66o,| but the 
place and date of his marriage are unknown. He probably had, besides 
other children not traced, one son, Martin Van Iveren, who m. Feb. i, 
1 7 18, Judith Holmes, and had son Burger, bap. Nov. 13, 17 18, in the 
Dutch Church in New York. 

3. ii. Belitje% bap. Feb. 22, 1665, m. Claas Gysbertszen, of whom 
we have no notice except that in his father-in-law's will. 

4. iii. Jan,° bap. June 12, 1657. This is probably the Jan or Johannes 
Meyer, of New York, who m. at Hackensack, N. J., Aug. 22, 1696, Jan- 
NETIE Cornelise Banta, of the latter place. They had a son Martin,^ 
bap. at H. Feb. 25, 1700, and probably others. 

5. iv. Annetie,° bap. Aug. 29, 1668 ; unmarried in March, 1693, the 
date of her father's will. There was an Anna Meyer — perhaps the same — 
wife of Samuel Lee, who had son Samuel, bap. Feb. 3, 1714, in the Dutch 
Church in New York. 

6. v. Helena," bap. Dec. 23, 1674, m. Oct. 12, 1692, Edward Kocx 
(Cock), of whom we have no further account. 

7. vi. Hartman' (Hermanus), named in his father's will, was admitted 
a FreemanJ of the city of New York in 1698. He m. March 6, 1702, 
Helena, dau. of Elias and Marritie (Cornells) Post. She was bap. Sept. 
29, 1680. They had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York : i. Maria,^ 
bap. Oct. 4, 1702; 2. Martinus,^ bap. March 8, 1704; 3. Martinus,' bap. 

* Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. English, pp. 30-143. 

t Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 82. 

X The Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of New York, in their petition Nov. 9, 1683, to 
Gov. Dongan for a charter, enumerated among other ancient municipal customs, privileges, &c., that 
" None were to be esteemed Freemen of the Citty but who were admitted by ye Magistrates afores'd [May- 
or and Aldermen], and none before such admission to sell by retayle, or exercise any handycraft, trade or 
occupation, and every merch't or shop-keeper was to pay ffor ye publick use of ye Citty ^3-125, every 
handycraft ;^i-4S, on being made ffree." 

" No freeman of ye Citty was to be arrested, or have their goods attatched, unless it was made to appear 
that they were departing or conveying away their estates to defraud their credit'rs." 

" No person was^ admitted to trade up hudson's River except he was a Freeman, and had been an arrivall 
inhabitant in the Citty flfor ye space of 3 years, and if any iTreeman should be absent out of ye Citty ye space 
of 12 months, and not keep ffire and candle, and pay scott and lott should loose his ffreedom." — ^Valentme's 
^Manual/or 1844-5, P- 312. 



Feb. i8, 1711 ; and 4. Hermanus,^ bap. Feb. 17, 1714. Hediedin 1714, 
and his widow, Helena Post, m. second, July i, 1715, Gerrit Bras, of 
New York, by whom she had 3 sons and 4 daus., bap. in the Dutch Church 
in New York. 

8. vii. Martin" (Martinus), mentioned in his father's will ; ni. May 28, 
1 70S, Emmetje, dau. of Jacobus Franszen and Magdaleen (Cornells) Van 
Dyck. She was bap. Oct. 17, 1686. They had bap. in the Dutch Church 
in New York, one dau. Catlyntje,^ bap. April 24, 1706. She m. Nov. 19, 
1726, Peter Bond, Jr., sometimes written Bant, Band z.nA Bondt. They 
had 8 children bap. in the Dutch Church in New York. She died in 1 743, 
and her husband m. second, Aug. 7, 1744, Elizabeth Becker, widow of 
Jonathan Friend. 

9. viii. Catharina", unmarried at the date of her father's will. 

1. Adolf Meyer' was from Ulfen in Westphalia, at least it is so stated 
in the record of his marriage, which took place in New York, April 29, 
167 1, to Marritje Ver Veelen, of Amsterdam. His wife was a near 
relative, perhaps a dau. of Johannes and Anna (Tjersvelt) Ver Veelen, who • 
were among the first settlers of New Harlem. She joined the Dutch 
Church in New York Dec. 7, 1673 \ ^e joined March i, 1674, and soon 
after removed to New Harlem. He was Corporal of the First Night 
Watch there, Dec. 6, 1675.* He was a farmer by occupation — a prominent 
man in public affairs — one of the patentees in Gov. Dongan's patent of 
March 7, 1686, confirming the New Harlem patent of Oct. 11, 1666, 
granted by Gov. Nicolls — and an Assistant Alderman from the Out Ward, 
as Harlem was then designated, in 1693-4. On the 11* of Dec, 1691, he 
was chosen by the freeholders of Harlem, in company with Jan Hendricks 
Brevoort, Samuel Waldren, and Peter Van Oblinus, to lay out the undivided 
land belonging to the town. These persons, as trustees of the town, con- 
firmed to John Loweson Bogert certain of these lands on the 14* of Sept., 
i7o6,f which is the last notice found of him. His wife was a widow, March 
7, 1 71 1. His will is dated Feb. 13, 17 10, but not proven until Sept. 2, 
1748. In it he mentions his wife Maria, and the following named children, 
6 sons and 3 daughters : 

2. i. Johannes'', bap. Aug. 13, 1671. He was a farmer, and settled in 
Harlem ; m. Jan. 30, 1 702, Tryntje Van Dalsen (also written Dalden 
and Dalsing). They had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, i. Jacob', 
bap. May 8, 1709, and, 2. Maria', bap. May 6, 1711. 

3. ii. Hendrick^ bap. Sept. 3, 1673 ! ™- Dec. 10, 1697, Wyntje Rhee, 
probably the dau. of Jan Rhee (Ree) and Claesje Dircks, who was bap. 
Feb. 18, 1682. They had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York : i. 
Maria*, bap. May 14, 1699; died young. 2. Adolp^, bap. Oct. 29, 1701. 
3. Johannes', bap. Jan. 27, 1703; died young. 4. Johannes', bap. July'9, 
1704; died yourig. 5. Abraham', bap. July 8, 1705. 6. Maria', bap. Sept. 
14, 1707. 7. Hendrick', bap. Aug. 10, 1712 ; died young. 8. Hendrick', 
bap. July 26, 1713 ; m. Sept. 23, 1735, Maria, dau. of Abraham and Mary 
(Leisler) Gouverneur. 9. Johannes', bap. April 15, 1716; died young. 
10. Johannes', bap. July 5, 1719; m. Oct. i, 1747, Anna Crommelyn. 

* Valentine's Manual for 1848, p. 387. 

"! Deduction of Title of '&<Xi\. I.. Benson to So acres of Land at Harlem, etc., Nem York, 1836,8°. 


4. iii. Anna Catharina", bap. March 12, 1677; m. Dec. 24, 1698, 
Abraham Rycke, of the Poor Farm, or Bouwery.* Though married as 
Rycke, his proper name, or the one he afterward assumed, was Abraham 
Lent. He was the son of Ryck Abrahamsen [Lent] and Tryntje Hercks, 
born March 10, 1674, ^nd bap. May 12, 1675. His father was the eldest, 
and his uncle Hendrick the youngest, son of Abraham Rycken, " who for 
some reason not clearly ascertained, renounced their own cognomen and 
assumed that of Lent." Abraham Lent lived for some years in Westches- 
ter County, but in 1729 returned to Newtown, L. L He died Feb. s, 
1746, and his widow July 21, 1762. For a very full account of their family 
see Riker's Annals of Newtown, p. 317, to which we are indebted for some 
of the particulars here given. 

5. iv. Maria", bap. April 26, 1679 > n^- J"^y 29, 1699, Samson Benson, 
Jr., from Albany. His name is sometimes written Samuel'm the Dutch 
Church records. They had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, i. 
Johannes, bap. Feb. 4, 1700; and, 2. Catharina, bap. Jan. 10, 1705. There 
was a Samson Benson, Jr., perhaps the same person, who m., Dec. 10, 
1 710, Maria Bocke (Bocquet), dau. of Abraham and Tanneke (Andries) 
Bocke, and had 7 children, bap. in the Dutch Church in New York. This 
statement, however, must be regarded as entirely problematical. 

6. v. Abraham", bap. March 3, 1682. He was a farmer in Harlem, and 
owned a farm of 85 acres there in 1713. He m. May 10, 1706, Engeltje 
Bussing, and had bap. in the Dutch Churc^ in New York, Abraham', bap. 
Feb. 8, 1716. 

7. vi. Isaac", bap. April 13, 1684 ; was living at date of his father's will. 

8. vii. Jacob", bap. May 16, 1686. He ni. (1710?) Annatje Hen- 
DRICKSE Kammega, and had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, i. 
Adolph', bap. March 7, 1711. They also had bap. in the Dutch Church 
in Hackensack, N. J., 2. Adolph', bap. May 10, 1712 ; and, 3. Annatie', 
bap. May 20, 1722, and probably others, the record of whose baptism is 

9. viii. Adolf", bap., July 24, 1692 ; m., first, Oct. 25, 1716, Margritje 
Waldron, by whom he had no issue bap. in the Dutch Church in New 
York. He m., second, Catharina, dau. of Peter Haring (Herring.) By 
his second wife he had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, i. Maria^ 
bap. Aug. 9, 1724 ; 2. Petrus', bap. Oct. 22, 1729. 

10. ix. Annetje", bap. Aug. 3, 1698; m. May 2, 1718, Johannes 
Sickels, of Harlem. Of them and their descendants we have no account. 

De Meyer — De Meyert. 

Perhaps no class among the early residents of New Amsterdam was 
more distinguished for the rapid strides they made to wealth and social 
distinction, in their adopted home, than those who came from the old com- 
mercial cities of Germany. The most prominent representative of this 
class — which included, among others, the heads of the Vander Beeck, 
Santford, Ebbing, Leisler, and Schrick families — was Nicholas De Meyer, 
a native of Hamburg, who settled here as early as 1655, engaged exten- 

* This was a large farm "in the occupation and tenure (as early as 1654) of the deacons and officers of the 
Dutch Church at New Amsterdam " — situated at Newtown, L. I. — which was kept under cultivation by them 
for the benefit of the poor. It was called the Armen Bouwery, or the Poor's Farm, from whence the name 
of Poor Bowery, still applied to that section of the town. — {Riker's Annals o/Neivtoivn, pp. 35-36. ) 



sively in trade, and in less than twenty years became next to Fredrick 
Philipse, the wealthiest inhabitant of the city, his fortune being equalled only 
by that of one other person — Cornelius Steenwyck, from Haerlem. He 
was admitted to the rights of a small burgher April 14, 1657; Schepen, 
1664 ; Alderman, 1669-1670 and 1675, and appointed Mayor of the city 
in 1676.* He was also an Assistant Alderman for the South Ward in 1686. 
He belonged to the anti-Leislerian party, and appears to have been more 
moderate and conservative in his politics than the majority of his political 
associates. In 1689-90 he was appointed a member of Gov. Slaughter's 
Council,! but had deceased before Sloughter's arrival, in March, 1691. 

1. Nicholas De Meyer^, the ancestor of the De Meyer family, of 
New York, m. first, June 6, 1655, Lydia, dau. of Hendrick Van Dyck. 
His name appears in the record of his marriage, and -also in the list of 
members of the Dutch Church, without the prefix De, but it is always at- 
tached in the record of the baptism of his children. He joined the Church in 
New Amsterdam, in April, 1660; his wife was a member for some time prior 
to her marriage. She died about 1687. He m. second, Sara Kellenaer, 
of Kingston, who was, says Mr. Valentine, the widow of John Wicksteen. 
She joined the Dutch Church, in New York, Sept. i, 1689, and was then 
the wife of De Meyer. He died in 1690, and had bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York, 3 sons, and 3 daus., all by his first wife, viz. : 

2. i. JOHANNEsVbap. Jan. 26, 1656. On the 13* August, 1680, John 
and William De Meyer and Mathias Mathisen, obtained a grant of about 
60 acres of land at the fall of the Platte Kill, in Ulster County.J He is 
not mentioned in his brother Henry's will, dated Nov., 1692, but is prob- 
ably the Jan De Meyer, who by wife Eva Mathyse, had son Mathys', 
bap. March 10, 1697, in New York. 

3. ii. WiLHELMus^ bap. Nov. 21, 1657 ; m. Oct. 23, 1678, Catharina 
Bayard, from Bergen op Zoom, an old and strongly fortified town near 
the sea coast, in Holland. She was a near relative of Balthazar and Anna 
(Stuyvesant) Bayard, probably a dau. of the latter and sister of the former. 
Soon after his marriage he removed to Ulster County, N. Y., having pur- 
chased, April II, 1679, a parcel of land, with house and lot at Kingston. 
He was a witness at Kingston, Jan. 19, 1681, at a renewal of the treaty 
of peace with the Esopus Indians.§ In 1684, he returned to New York, 
rejoining with his wife the Dutch Church here, on the 5* Sept. of that 
year. He again removed a few years after to Kingston, where he was 
engaged in trade, as a merchant, and represented the county of Ulster in 
the Colonial General Assembly during the years 1691-1693 and 1695-98. 
In 1692, he bore the title of Captain, and some years later that of Colonel. 
He was Clerk of Ulster County, 1 704, and living at Kingston as late as 
May, 1709, and probably died there. He and his wife Catharina Bayard 
had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, one dau. Anna', bap. Nov. i, 
1685. They probably had son Nicholas^, a freeholder and inhabitant of 
the County of Ulster, in 1 701-2 ; also a dau. Lydia^ who became the 
second wife of Andries Douw, of Manor Rensselaerswick, and had dau. 
Catharina, bap. at Albany, Nov. 26, 1704.1 

* Valentine's Manuals, 

t Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist, of N. Y., Vol. 3, pp. 685-756. 

X Calendar of Land Papers, p. 20. 

§ Coll. Ulster Hist. Society, 1-64. 

(Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 43. 



4. iii. Anna Catharina', bap. June 19, 1661 ; joined the Dutch Church 
in New York, Feb. 28, 1678 ; ni. Oct. 13, 1680, Jan Willemszen Nee- 
ring, a young man from Bordeaux. In July, 1690, he is described in a 
deed made by William De Meyer, to him and others, as a resident 
of New Castle, in the Province of Pennsylvania, and in August, 1692, as 
a resident of New Castle, in Delaware, where, probably, he lived and died. 
They had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York : 

1. Sara Neering, bap. July 23, 1681. 

2. Lydia Neering, bap. May 20, 1685. 

3. Johannes Neering, bap. May 22, 1687. 

4. Elizabeth Neering, bap. May 17, 1691. 

5. iv. Debora", bap. June 25, 1664 ; joined the Dutch Church, March 
S, 1681. Married first, Sept. 17, 1684, Thomas Crundall, a young man 
from London. He was a merchant in New York, and Alderman of the 
Dock Ward, in 1686 and 1687. They lived "Along the Strand," then the 
most aristocratic quarters of the city. He was living in July, 1689, and 
was active in his opposition to Leisler and his adherents. She m. 
second, Oct. 2, 1691, Thomas Lyndon (Lyndall), a young man from 
old England. He was Sheriff of the city of New York, from March to 
October, 1691. His will is dated Aug. 27, 1694 ; proven, March 3, 1696- 
7 ; names only his wife Deborah, and dau. Frances, to whom he gives his 
estate ; speaks of loving brother and four sisters in England, without nam- 
ing them. She m. third, Oct. 10, 1697, 'VVJ^illiam Anderson. He was 
engaged in mercantile pursuits, in New York, was Treasurer of the city 
from 1703 to 1706, and Sheriff from Oct., 1708 to July, 17 10,* and 
a vestryman of Trinity Church, from 1698 to 171 7. His family, in 
1703, consisted of i male, i female, 2 children, 2 negroes, and i 
negro child. His wife was living March 14, 1710, but died prior to 
June 18, 1 712, at which date a bill was introduced into the Legislative 
Council, to enable William Anderson to sell ground in Queen Street, the 
estate of said William in right of Deborah his wife, deceased, for the pay- 
ment of debts contracted by her before their intermarriage. She had no 
children bap. in the Dutch Church, except by her first husband. These 
were : 

1. Thomas Crundall, bap. July 29, 1685. 

2. Sara Crundall, ) . . , ,, , ^q„ 

3. Lydia Crundall, [ *^^"^' •'^P' ^^^ ^S, 1687. 

4. Lydia Crundall, bap. Feb. 6, 1689. 

Of her dau. Frances Lyndall, no mention is found, except in her 
father's will. 

6. V. Lysbeth,' bap. Aug. 29, 1666 ; joined the Dutch Church in 
New York, Feb. 25, 1685 ; m. Aug. 24, 1687, Philip Schuyler, of 
Albany, son of Col. Philip Pieterse Schuyler and his wife Margareta Van 
Slichtenhorst ; born Feb. 8, i666.f Soon after their marriage they 
removed to Esopus (Kingston), where he was engaged in trade. On the 
1st of March, 1693, they both joined the Dutch Church iu New York, by 
certificate or letter from the Church at Esopus. They had bap. in New 
York, one son, 

I. Nicholas Schuyler, bap. Sept. 21, 1692 ; was a Surveyor and 
Indian trader in the Mohawk Country. He was a member of the Provin- 

* Valentine's Manual for 1864. 

+ Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 98. 



cial Assembly from Schenectady, in 1727-8 ; m. at Albany, Dec. 2, 17 14, 
Elsie Wendel, and was buried July 8, 1748. He had bap. at Albany, 
I. EHsabeth, Sept. 18, 1715; 2. Philip, Oct. 27, 1717, and at Schenec- 
tady, 3. Ariaantje, March 6, 1720, m. Col. Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, and 
died Oct. 17, 1763 ; 4. Harmanus, Jan. 28, 1722 ; 5. Catharina, Aug. ir, 
1723, m. John Jacobse Lansing, gentleman, of Albany, Dec. 12, 1747 ; 
6. Harmanus, b. April 2, bap. April 3, 1727; and 7.. Johannes, Feb. 4, 
1733. (See Pearson's First Settlers of Schenectady, p. 166, and Pearson's 
First Settlers of Albany, pp. 98, 130.) 

7. vi. Henricus," bap. Nov. 7, 1668. He was a prominent and success- 
ful merchant in New York, and m., May 14, 1689, Agnietje De Key, 
dau. of Jacob Theuniszen and Hillegond (Theunis) De Key ;* she was bap. 
July 6, 1670, and joined the Dutch Church in New York, Sept. 2, 1688. 
His will is dated Nov. 9, and proven Nov. 22, 1692 ; names wife Angeni- 
eta, dau. Lydia, and the child his wife " is now bigg withal ; " his brother 
William De Meyer ; his sisters, Anna Katharina Willems, wife of John Wil- 
lems [Neering] of the town of New Castle ; Deborah, wife of Thomas 
Lyndall, of New York, gentleman ; and Elisabeth Schuyler, wife of Philip 
Schuyler, of New York, merchant. Appoints his wife and brothers-in-law, 
Theunis and Jacobus De Key, executors of his estate. He had issue bap. 
in New York : i. Lydia,' bap. Feb. 4, 1691 ; and 2. Henricus,^ bap. Nov. 
13, 1692 ; he is probably the H. De Meyer who was a witness at Harlem, 
March 28, 1721, to a conveyance (unrecorded) of lands made by Eliza- 
beth Benson, widow and executrix of Johannes Benson, late of the Island 
of New York, and others, to Sampson Benson.f 

Agnietje De Key, the widow of Henricus De Meyer,' m. second, in 
August, 1696 (m. 1. dated Aug. 11), William Janeway, gentleman. He 
was-an Englishman, and came to New York in 1693, as purser of H. M. 
Ship Richmond, commanded by Capt. John Evans. He was admitted a 
freeman of the city in 1695. In 1700 he was acting as Capt. Evans' agent, 
to whom an extensive grant of land had been made l)ang on the west side 
of Hudson River, about 40 miles in length, and 20 in breadth ; but which 
was afterwards " cancelled for its magnitude, uncertainty, and want of con- 
sideration."! William Janeway was a vestryman of Trinity Church in 
1697, and from 1702 to 1704. 

* This name furnishes another illustration of the changes in early Dutch family names, which render the 
tracing of their pedigree so difficult and perplexing. The ancestor of the De Key family of New York 
was, Jacob Toeniszen [I'heuniszen] Van Tuyl, in Guilderland, who married in New Amsterdam, March 
29, 1658, H1U.ETJE [Hillegond] ToENis [Theunis], bom in the Utter place. At the baptism of their first 
child Theunis, April 4, 1659, their names are recorded Jacob Van Thuyl and Hilxegond Theunis. At 
the baptism of their next child, Jannekin, Dec. 15, 1660, the Others name is recorded simply JXcoB 
Theuniszen ; at the baptism of their third child Johannes, Jan. 28, 1662, the fathers name appears Jacob 
Theuniszen Key, white at the baptism of their fourth child Johannes, June 8, 1664, he comes out full 
Hedged as Jacobus De Key, which surname he ever after retained. There is reason for his being called 
Van Thuyi-, after his native place, but why he adopted the surname of De Key remains a m^'stery. He 
was a man of some note in his day, and an active opponent of Lieut. Gov. Leisler, who caused his arrest and 

His son Capt, Theunis De Key, bap. April 4, 1659, married May 26, 1680, Helena Van Brugh. He 
was a merchant of good repute, an Assistant Alderman from the North Ward in 1685, 6, 7, 1691, and 169a, 
and one of the Church Wardens of the Dutch Church in New York, in 1698. 

t Deduction of Title o/Benj. L. Benson to 80 acres of Land at Nariem, etc. Neiv York, 1836. 8". 

X Doc. Rel, to Col. Hist. N. Y., Vol. 3, 55 ; Vol. 4, 391-784, Valentine's Hist, of New York. 

VAN DYCk. yj 

Van Dyck. 

Hendrick Van Dyck,' came from Utrecht to New Amsterdam about 
1639-40 — accompanied probably by his wife, Divertje [Debora] Cor- 
NELiSE, alias Botjagers — as ensign in the service of the West India 
Company. In March, 1642, he was sent by Gov. Kieft in command of an 
expedition against the Weckquaesgeeks Indians in West Chester; and 
early in 1644, with Capt. John Underhill, against the Long Island and 
Connecticut Indians. He soon after returned to Holland ; was com- 
missioned Schout-fiscal, June 28, 1645, and again embarked for New Neth- 
erland, in company with Governor Stuyvesant, in December, 1646, the 
bickerings of the "Churlish Director" with Van Dyck furnishing the 
staple themes of scandal on the voyage. "At Saint Christophers," says 
Brodhead, " the Fiscal Van Dyck, claiming a seat at the council board, to 
dispose of a captured prize, was rudely repelled- — ' When I want you 1 
will call you,' was Stuyvesant' s haughty reply. Renewing his attempt at 
Curagoa, the insulted fiscal met a still sterner rebuff, and was not allowed 
even a ' stroll ashore' during the three weeks the ship lay at anchor there." 
It would be difficult to form an excuse for this outrageous treatment, on 
the part of the Director, of his chief officer. Upon their arrival he was ad- 
mitted to a seat in the Council, and held office until March 28, 1652, when 
he was dismissed by Stuyvesant, from which action he appealed to the 
States General for redress. In September, 1655, he unfortunately killed an In- 
dian squaw, whom he detected in stealing peaches from his orchard, situated a 
short distance below the present Rector Street. To avenge this murder the 
Indians invaded the town, wounded Van Dyck, cut down his next door 
neighbor Paulus Leendertszen Van der Grist with an axe, and in three days 
massacred one hundred inhabitants of the surrounding settlements, and 
carried one hundred and fifty more into captivity.* Divertje Cornelise, the 
first wife of Hendrick Van Dyck, became a communicant of the Dutch 
Church, in New York, May 30, 1672, shortly prior to her death. It ap- 
pears somewhat remarkable that her husband's name is not recorded in 
the list of Church members. He m., second, in Midwout, June 20, 1675, 
Magdalena [Jacobs] Ryssens, widow of Jacob [Van] Couwenhoven, both 
living in New York, by whom he had no issue. , He and his first wife made 
a joint will, August 13, 1655, before the notary, Dirck Van Schelluyne, 
which was proved March 22, i68|, and in which they mention their dau., 
Lidia Van Dyck, married with Nicholas [De] Meyer ; their dau. Rycke 
Van Dyck, married with John Durett ; also their " two underaged children, 
by name, Cornelis Van Dyck, old thirteen years, and Janneke Van Dyck, 
old nine years." 

Cornelius Van Dyck,° son of Hendrick ; bap. in New Amsterdam, 
March 10, 1642 ; settled in Albany ; became a Chirurgeon, and practised 
his profession there until his death in 1686. His first wife was Elisabeth 
Lakens ; the second, Elisabeth Beck, the widow of Captain Sylvester 
Salisbury. For an account of his children see Pearson's First Settlers of 
Schenectady, p. 219, and First Settlers of Albany, pp. 125-6. The other 
children of Hendrick Van Dyck' named in his will were : 

Lydia Van Dyck,'' born in Utrecht ; m. Nicholas De Meyer. 

Rycke [Ulrica] Van Dyck,° born in Utrecht ; m. Nov. i, 1654, Jan 

* Brodhead's History ol the State ol New York, vol. i. i 


Dareth (Durett, Dret, Droit, De Ret), also from Utrecht, who soon after 
removed to Beverwyck, where he died in May, 1669 (Pearson.) They had 
no children baptized in the Dutch Church, in New York. 

Jannetje Van Dyck,^ born in 1644, in Enckhuysen, on the Zuider Zee, 
probably came to New Amsterdam with her parents on their return to 
New Netherland in 1647 ; joined the Church in New Amsterdam Oct. 
12, 1664; m. March 22, 1665, Johannes Coly (Coely, Coelie, Cooly, 
Cooley), a young man from London. The most frequent form of this name 
in the records is Coely. He was a blacksmith, and furnished the iron 
work to repair Fort James in 1672-3, and also to repair it during the time 
of Gov. Sloughter in 1691.* Though his wife was a communicant of the 
Dutch Church, he was reputed to be, in 1696, one of the few Roman 
Catholics in New York. His will is dated in New York, Jan. 22, i68f ; 
proven March 22, 1709. In it he mentions his wife, Jane, and 8 children, 
viz. : William Cooley, his " eldest and only son ; " his daughters, Elizabeth, 
Deborah, Lydia, Hannah, Mary, Rickey, and Cornelia. Appoints his wife 
Jane sole executrix. They had baptized in the Dutch Church : 

1. WiLHELMUs Coely, bap. Dec. 20, 1665 ; died young. 

2. Lysbeth Coely, bap. Aug. 28, 1667 ; joined the Dutch Church Feb. 
25, 1685 ; m. Sept. 6, 1688, Bernardus, son of Abel and Annetje (Meyn- 
derts) Hardenbrook. He was baptized August, 1662. They had bap- 
tized in the Dutch Church : I. Anna, June 30, 1689; 2. Janneken, Oct. 
25, 1691 ; 3. Anneken, Dec. 31, 1693 ; 4. Elizabeth, Dec. 15, 1695 ; 5. 
Maria, Jan, 9, 1698; 6. Abel, Nov. 19, 1699; and 7. Margareta, Dec. 17, 

3. Debora Coely, bap. June 18, 16 71 ; m. Aug. 26, 1694, Nicholas 
Fielding. She joined the Dutch Church in New York, June i, 1698. 
He was the first Sexton of Trinity Church, appointed Oct. 25, 1697, 
and described as " a person reputed of honest behaviour and conversation, 
who offered his service gratis, till the Corporation of the Church should be 
formally established." He held the office but a short time — about a year. 
(Berrian. ) 

4. William Coely, bap. March 16, 1673 ; m. by Do. Dubois, June 7, 
1700, to DiNA, dau. of Cornells Janszen and Heyltie (Pieters) Clopper. 
She was bap. March 15, 1675. They had bap. in the Dutch Church one 
dau., Heyltie, April 13, 1701, who married Jan. 10, 1725, Gerardus, son of 
Johannes and Sara (Van Laer) Hardenbrook. Willem Coely died about 
1703, and his widow Dina m. second, Jan. 29, 1706, Stephen Van 
Brakel (Ver Brakel, k Brakele, Brakele), probably son of Gysbert Ger- 
ritse Van Brakel, and his wife Reintje Stephens. They had bap. in the 
Dutch Church : i. Margrietje Van Brakel, Nov. 19, 1706; died young ; 
2. Reintje Van Brackel, Jan. 9, 1709; m. Sept. i, 1727, John Stephens, 
Jr., and had son John, born Jan. 13, bap. Jan. 20, 1744, in the Presbyterian 
Church, in New York ; 3. Margritje Van Brakel, April 11, 1711. 

5. Lydia Coely, bap. Nov. 24, 1674; m. April?, i695,PieterMaskelt 
(Masjet, Machet, Makkett), and removed to New Rochelle, Westchester 
County, N. Y., where they resided until 1697, when they returned to New 
York. They had one dau. bap. in the Dutch Church, Lydia, Nov. 1 7, 
1697, who m. Dec. 31, 1720, Abraham Santvoort (Santford), widower of 
Vroutje Van Home, by whom she had no issue. For a further account of 
Abraham Santford, see Record, vol. vi., p. 23, and vol. vii,, p. 118. 

* Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. English, pp. 104-222. 



6. Ryckik Coely, bap. April 26, 1679 ; died young. 

7. Hendrick Coely, bap. Oct. 27, 1680 ; died young. 

8. Ryckie Coely, bap. Aug. 5, 1682. 

f 9. Cornelia Coely, bap. May 27, 1687. Cornelia Coely, probably the 
same, whom. Jan. 24, 1729, John Fredericks Kunter. 

10. Mary (Maria) Coely (mentioned in her father's will) ; in. Nov. 22, 
1699, Gabriel Thibo^, from England. 

11. Hannah Coely (mentioned in her father's will). 

Varleth — Varlet — Varleet — Verlet — Verleth. 

The name of Varleth, in its various orthographic forms in the early 
records, has an unmistakable French structure, a corruption perhaps of 
Valet, and it is not improbable it was borne by some French exile who 
took refuge in Holland, in order to escape the religious persecutions of 
his native land, which prevailed during the latter part of the sixteenth cen- 
tury. The first members of the family in New Netherland were natives 
of Utrecht and Amsterdam, and though not to be deemed unprolific, their 
name, for nearly two centuries, has disappeared from the annals of our 
colonial and State history. It appears to have died out in the male line, 
in the third generation from the emigrant ancestor Casper Varleth,' but, 
as if to make amends for the swift decay of its male stem, we find the 
mater-lineal branches of the family blooming, and fruitful with the historic 
names of Bayard, Schrick, Philipse, Brockholst, Schuyler, Livingston, 
Jay, Clarkson, French, Morris, Robinson, Van Home and others, who, if 
perchance of equal worth, are of lesser note among the ancient families of 
New York. 

The first notice of the name found in the records, is on the 21^ of Sept., 
1642 — the substitution of Hendrick Van Dyck, as attorney of Peter Verlet 
& Co., and July 17, 1647, in the report of the referees on a difference 
between Augustine Hermans, agent of Catharina Verlet of Amsterdam, 
and David Provoost, respecting a legacy. In September and October, 
1652, Anna Verlet, described as the wife of George Hack (Hawks?), was 
a party plaintiff and defendant in various suits in the court at New Amster- 
dam, in one of which she claims, as her private property, a certain lot of 
tobacco sent to her from Virginia by her husband.* It is probable she 
was a sister of Casper Varleth,' and assisted her husband in his business 
affairs, as well as engaging occasionally in trade on her own account, a 
not uncommon practice for merchants' wives at that time. Her husband 
was probably the George Hacke, who was one of the signers with other 
inhabitants of the county, of the " Engagement of Northampton" in Vir- 
ginia, March 25, 1651, relating to the surrender of Virginia to the British 
Parliament, or rather to Cromwell, who had sent out a naval force to 
reduce the colony to his sway.f George Hack was in New Amsterdam 
in Sept., 1652, and his wife's name is frequently found in the records here 
as late as January, 1661, but Virginia was probably their permanent place 
of residence. There was an Abraham Varleth here in 1651, perhaps a 
brother or son of Casper,' if the latter, he had deceased before the death 
of his father in 1662. ' He was a sponsor, Jan. i, 1651, at the baptism of 
Abraham, son of Nicholas Varleth,^ which is the only notice found of him. 

* Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, pp. 20, 38, 129. 
+ Virginia Hist. Register, vol. i. p, 163. 


I. Casper or Jasper Varleth,' the ancestor of the family bearing his 
name in New Amsterdam, was an early resident of the Dutch settlement 
of Fort Good Hope, at Hartford, Conn., and was there, according to Mr, 
Savage, perhaps as early as the completion of the Fort in 1633. He may 
have been domiciled for a short time at New Amsterdam, as we find refer- 
ence made to an inventory of articles taken at his house in July, 1651, and 
that his son-in-law, Paulus Schrick, on the 17"" of October, 1661, petitioned 
for a deed of a house and lot on the Fresh Water,* Manhattan Island, sold 
to him by his said father-in-law. He is mentioned by Savage as a Dutch- 
man of some consequence at Hartford in 1656, "who may have lived 
there near thirty years," and died there in September, 1662, who had wife 
Judith who died before him, and children, Nicholas, Mary, Judith, and 
Jane.f Beside these he probably had Catharina, born in Amsterdam, who 
married Francois De Bruyn in New Amsterdam, in August, 1657. 

A judgment against him and his son Nicholas,' dated Dec. 9, 1652, in 
New Amsterdam, for the payment of freight by the ship Fortune, indicates 
the fact that they were engaged in trade together, but their partnership 
seems to have been of a limited character. He was an active business 
man at Hartford, enjoying 'the respect of the English settlers there, and 
designated sometimes in the proceedings of the General Court of the colony 
as Mr. Varleet, an honorable distinction in those days — " the prefix Master 
or Mr., corresponding very nearly in meaning to the English word, gentle- 
man,"! or the title " Honorable " as at present used. From the respect- 
ful terms in which the following request is couched, it maybe inferred that 
he possessed also, in a high degree, the friendship and esteem of the authori- 
ties at New Amsterdam. 
"To Casper N[V]erleith : 

" At the request of the Burgomasters and Schepens of the city of New 
Amsterdam you will please to repair to the Stadt house of this city afore- 
said, on the morning of to-morrow, the 21^' inst., and there show the pass 
which you received from Jan Jongh [John Young], in so doing will confer 
on us a friendship with which we remain yours affectionately. 
" Signed by order of Burgomasters and Schepens, 

Jacob Kip, Secretary." 

" New Amsterdam, 
20 March, 1654. "§ 

About this time he was engaged in aiding Johannes Van Beeck in his 
attempt to marry his daughter Maria, the peculiar circumstances of whose 
marriage we shall have occasion to notice hereafter. Judith Varleth, his 
wife, was associated with Anna, the wife of George Hack, before mentioned, 
in some business enterprises that gave rise, in September, 1652, to a suit 
in New Amsterdam, respecting a number of negroes and other property 
which Mrs. Varleth had purchased, and which were taken away in the night 
time by one Capt. Geurt Tyssen.|| Casper Varleth,' and his wife Judith, 
appear to have been enterprising, industrious, and thrifty persons — quali- 
ties of character for which their descendants have also been noted. They 

* Paulus Schrick obtained a patent, Jan. 31, 1662, for two morgens (about four acres), of land at the 
Kolck, or Freshwater, m New Amsterdam (O'Callaghan's Hist, of New Netherland, vol. ii. p. S91), 
perhaps the property above alluded to. 

+ Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, vol. iv. p. 363. 

X Col. Records of Conn., 1636-1665, pp. 322, 372, 387. Hollister's Hist, of Conn., vol. ii. p. 424. 

§ Valentine's Manual, 1853, p. 444. 

I Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, pp. 127, 128. 


had issue^ one son and four daughters, which we give in the order of their 
marriage, as follows : 

2, i. Nicholas Varleth,' probably came to New Netherland with his 
father, and resided for some time with the family at Hartford. His daugh- 
ter Susanna^ was born in Amsterdam, of which city he too was probably a 
native. His name first appears in the records at New Amsterdam on the 
i^' January, 1651, at the baptism of his son Abraham.^ His first wife was 
Susanna Jillis, supposed to have been a sister of Margaret Jillis, the wife 
of David Provoost. On the 14*^ of October, 1656, he married his second 
wife, Anna Stuy vesant,* widow of Samuel Bayard, and sister of Governor 
Stuyvesant, by whom he had no issue. This alliance, as well doubtless as 
his own personal merit, secured for him at once honorable position in the 
public service at New Amsterdam, and, subsequently, in the adjoining 
province of New Jersey. He was appointed April 7, 1657, Commissary 
of Imports and Exports, vice Adriaen Van Tienhoven, and the following 
year Searcher, Inspector, and Guager, vice Warnaer Wessels dismissed. 
April 17, 1657, he was admitted to the rights of a small burgher, and April 
23, 1658, took the oath of office as Collector of Duties on Exports and 
Imports to and from New England and Virginia. On the 27* Feb., 1660, 
he was commissioned, with Brian Newton, Ambassador to Virginia, and 
soon after concluded, with the General Assembly of that colony, a treaty 
of Amitie and Commerce, highly satisfactory to both New Netherland and 
Virginia. He was one of the Commissioneys that signed the articles of 
capitulation, on the surrender of New Netherland, Sept, 6, 1664, his name 
appearing in that document, Nich. Varleth, which, among the diverse 
methods of spelling in the records, we have adopted as the correct ortho- 
graphy, f 

He was, for some years, one of the chief merchants of New Amsterdam, 
and in June, 1660, a partner of his brother-in-law, Jacob Backer,J engaged 

* Anna Stuyvesant was the dau. of Balthazar Stuyvesant and his fir'st wife Margaret Hardenstein. 
*' The name is derived from Stuiven, to stir or raise a dust, and sand^ being the same in both the Dutch 
and English." Her father was a clergyman, who settled, July 19, 1622, at Berliciim, a small town in Fries- 
landj having come from Scherpenzeel in the same province, '' where he was the minister previous to 1619." 
He left Berlicum in 1634, for Delfzyl in Guelderland, where he died in 1637. His first wife died at Berlicum, 
May 2, 1623, aged fifty years. Gov. Peter Stuyvesant and Anna, and perhaps others, were the issue of this 
marriage. He married second, July 22, 1627, Styntie Pieters, of Harlem, by whom he had Margaret {two 
of that name) Tryncke (Tryntje ?) and Balthazar. See Anthology of New Netherland, pp. 181, 182. 

Anna Stuyvesant married her first husbandt Samuel Bayard, in Holland, and by him had four chil- 
dren (Winfield's Land Tides), who came with her to New Netherland in 1647, in company with Governor 
Stuyvesant, These were — t. Balthazar Bayard, bom in Amsterdam, m. in New Amsterdam, Nov, 12, 
1664 (Family Bible), Marritje Loockermans. 2. Nicholas Bayard, born in Alphen, a small town near 
Utrecht, m. in New Amsterdam, May 23, 1666, Judith Ver let. 3. Petrus Bayard, born in Alphen, m. 
in New Orange, as New York was then called, Nov. z8, 1674, Blandina Kierstede, 4. Catharine Bayard, 
bom in Bergen Op. Zoom, m. in New York, Oct. 23, 1678, William De Meyer, 

t O'Caliaghan's Register of New Netherland. O'Callaghan's Hist, of New Netherland. vol. ii. p. 535, 
Cal. N. Y, Hist, MSS. Dutch, pp. 183, 155, 207, 214, 217, 259. Valentine's Hist, of New York, p. 147. 

t Jacob or Jacobus Backer, a prominent merchant in New Amsterdam, came f^j^ Old Amsterdam, 
and married Oct, 30, 1655, Margariet Stuyvesant, from Delfzj^l in Guelderland, bom there about 1635. 
She was the dau. of Rev. Balthazar Stuyvesant and Styntie Pieters, and half sister of Governor Stuyve- 
SEint, and of Anna, the wife of Nicholas Varleth. Mr. -Backer's trading operations were extensive and his 
wife actively aided him in his business enterprises. He was admitted to the rights of a small burgher April 
II, 1657 ; Schepen in 1660, and President of the Board in 1664. Besides these and other official positions, 
he was one of the Provincial Agents to Holland in 1663, and a representative, from New Amsterdam, in the 
General Assembly held at that place, at the City Hall, April 10, 1664, also one of the signers, Sept. 8, 
1664, of the ratification of the Articles of Capitulation on the surrender of New Netherland to the English. 
He returned to Holland in 1666, leaving his wife Margariet in charge of his business affairs, but his property 
having been heavily mortgaged before his departure to Jean Cosseau, was foreclosed by him in 1670. It 
was reported that Mr. Backer died in the East Indies. He resided on ^e east side of Broad near Beaver 
Street, where he also had his warehouse. These premises were purchased in October, 1670, at public sale, 
by Mr. Balthazar De Hart a wealthy merchant, who died in 1672, unmarried, leaving most of his estate to 
his brothers Daniel, Matthias and Jacob. Among other bequests be makes one to his natural son Matthias 
and another to his " Naturall son Daniel De Hart, procreated by Margarett Stuyvesant." This son Daniel 
was bap, in the Dutch Church in New York, Sept, i, ,1671, and is perhaps tlie same who had by wife 


in the Curasao trade and importing tobacco from Virginia. He resided on 
the west side of the present Whitehall, between Pearl and State Streets, on 
property purchased in Feb., 1658, of Paulus Schrick, and which he subse- 
quently sold to Jacob Leisler. Some time prior to October, 1665, he left 
New York, and settled permanently in Bergen, N. J., where he had acquired 
extensive landed possessions. 

In March, 1656, Nicholas Varleth" was a resident of Hoboken, N. J., 
and his request for six or eight soldiers, for his defense, having been 
denied, "for fear of a collision with the Indians," he, at the same time, 
" asks permission to transport to New Amsterdam from Hoboken, a frame 
house which he had sold Michael Jansen [Vreeland] for 230 guilders." * 
How long he had resided there does not appear. On the s"" Feb., 1663, he 
obtained a patent for a tract of land at Hoboken, supposed to be the same 
that was in his possession previous to March, 1656. From Winfield's His- 
tory of the Land Titles in Hudson County, N. J. — a work replete with 
valuable information concerning the early settlers of New Netherland, no- 
where else to be found — we learn that " he was appointed Captain of the 
militia in Bergen, Gamoenepan [Communipaw], Ahasimus and Hooboocken, 
October 6, 1665 ; on the same day a member of the court at Bergen, and on 
the first of November following a member of Carteret's Council. These 
positions he continued to hold for several years. He died in the summer of 
1675," leaving his wife, Anna S'tuyvesant, and two children surviving him. 
His widow was living January 19, 1683, but the date of her decease is 
unknown. His children, both by his first wife, were : 

1. SusANNA,3 born in Amsterdam ; m. June 8, 1673, Jan De Foreest, 
son of Isaac and Sarah (de Trieux) De Foreest ; he was bap. March 27, 
1650. In 1686, they resided in the present Beaver street, between Broad 
and William. They had issue bap. in the Dutch Church in New York : i. 
Nicholas, bap. Feb. 4, 1674; 2. Susanna, bap. Jan. 4, 1676; 3. Sara, 
bap. April 10, 1678, and 4. Sara, bap. March 12, 1670. These children 
all died in childhood, except Susanna, who married Robert Hickman, of 
New Jersey.f 

2. ABRAHAM,3bap. Jan. i, 1651. He was a clerk in the Provincial Secre- 
tary's Office in 1673, and one of the Commissioners the same year to 
administer the oath of allegiance to the inhabitants of the towns in Achter 
Qol, and also to the inhabitants of the towns on Long Island, east of 
Oyster Bay .J From Winfield's Land Titles, we learn that "he left the 
Province in 1675, entered the Dutch East India Company's service, and 
afterwards died in the city jail at Ceylon." 

3 ii. Jannetje or Jane Varleth," born in Utrecht. Married in New 
Amsterdam, Dec. 10, 1651(1650) Augustyn Hermans (Harman Heer- 
mans) a native of Prague in Bohemia, whose life and history fills no 
inconsiderable space in the early annals of New Netherland. He was a 

Catharine Van Pelt, son Balthus [Balthazar], hap. in New York April 6, 1709, and who was living in 1695 
in Elizabeth Town, N, J. 

In April, 1676, Margariet Stuyvesant (named Margaret Baker in the patent) having obtained a patent for 
B24 acres of land there, became a resident of Elizabeth Town, N.J. On the nth of March, i677-8,was recorded 
a covenant of marriage "between Hendrick Droogestradt and Mrs. Margarita Stuyvesant, both of Eliza- 
beth Town, in which Hendricus, Nicholas and Abraham Backer are mentioned as her children." (New 
Netherland Register, Valentine's Hist, of New York, p. no. Hatfield'sHist of ElizabeUi, N.J., p. 250.) 

Jacob Backer and Margariet Stuyvesant had issue bap. in New York: i. [Nicholas] bap. March 25, 
1657; 2. Balthazar, bap. Sept. 18, 1658: 3. Hillegond, bap. Sept. 7, 1659; 4. Henricus, bap. Sept. 26, 
1660, and 5. Abraham, bap. Nov. 23, 1664. 

* Whitehead's East Jersey under the Proprietors, p. 28 ; Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 164. 

t Winfield's Land Titles in Hudson Co;, N. J., p. 39. 

X O'Callaghan's Register of New Netherland, pp. 29-164. 


iiian of good education, a surveyor by profession, skilled in sketching and 
drawing,* an adventurous an enterprising merchant — " the first beginner 
of the Virginia tobacco trade " — and possessed of little or none of that 
phlegmatic disposition which has often been ascribed as a characteristic of 
the Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam. A friendly notice of his speculative 
genius is given by Van der Doiick, who speaks of him as a " curious man 
and a lover of the country," who made an experiment in planting indigo 
seed near New Amsterdam, " which grew well and yielded much," samples 
of which sent to the Netherlands, " were found to be better than com- 
mon."! His wife was a member of the church here prior to her marriage, 
and though his name does not appear as a communicant, the evidence is not 
lacking that he was a man of deep religious feeling, and one who rever- 
ently recognized the Divine Power which controls in wisdom the destinies 
alike of men and nations. 

At what time Augustyn Hermans came to New Netherland is not pre- 
cisely known. He was in the employ of the West India Company, and 
was in company with Arent Corssen in 1633, at the time of the Dutch pur- 
chase from the Indians of the lands, which included the site of Philadelphia, 
on the Schuylkill, near the mouth of which Fort Beversrede was subse- 
quently erected.J He probably went back to Holland and returned 
again to this country under different auspices than those of his first adven- 
ture here. In June, 1644, he was with Laurens Cornelisson, an Agent of 
Peter Gabry & Sons,§ and Mr. Brodhead says he " came out under the 
patronage of the Chamber of Enckhuysen, as agent of the mercantile house 
of Gabry of Amsterdam."! The same year he was established in trade of 
that general character common at the time, and afterward made several 
voyages to Holland in the prosecution of his commercial enterprises. Some 
years later we find him interested in privateering, and one of the owners, in 
1649, of the frigate Za Garce, engaged in depredations on the Spanish com' 
merce. On the 6"" of Dec, 165 1, he purchased of the Indians, for Cornelius 
Van Werckhoven, an influential member of the provincial government of 
Utrecht, the "Raritan Great Meadows," and other large tracts of land in 
New Jersey, which acquisitions being objected to by the Amsterdam 
Chamber, Van Werckhoven was compelled the following year to abandon. T[ 

For reasons not apparent he was unfortunate in his business operations, 
and in September, 1652, " a fugitive " from his creditors, his affairs in the 
hands of assignees Paulus Leendertsen (Van der Griest) and Allert 
Anthony, who were finally discharged as such March 18, 1653. In May, 
1653, he was granted " liberty and freedom" by the Council, and excused 
for having broken the Company's Seal, " having settled with his creditors ; " 

*A view of New Amsterdam, sketched by Augustyn Hermans, was engraved on Nicolas Jan Vischer^s 
map NoTii Belgii Novague Anglite nee -non partis Virgiytice^ published in 1650-6, and also on a reduced 
scale from Visscher's map on the map prefixed to the second edition of Vatiderdonl^ s Description of N'eiu 
Netherland. (Memoirs of the L. I. Hist. Soc, Vol. I., p. 230, foot note.) It will be found at the bottom 
of the latter map in the Coll. of N. Y, Hist. Society, Vol. I. (second series) facing the tide ; also in O'Calla- 
ghan's Hist, of New Netherland, Vol. II., p. 312. and in Valentine's Hist, of New York. 

" In the Grenville Library is the only map ever made by Faithorne, an artist_ distinguished for crayon 
portraits and delicate copper-plate engraving. On it is this statement ; "Virginia and Maryland ; as it is 
planted and inhabited this present year, 1670 : surveyed and drawn by Augustus Hermann Bohemiensis ;" 
also a beautiful portrait of the original settler of Bohemia Manor. (O'Neil's Terra Marise, page 164.) 

+ Coll. N. Y. Hist Society, Vol. I., Second Series, p. 156. 

t O'Callaghan's Hist, of New Netherland, Vol. I., p. 156. O'Neill's Terra Maris, p. 158. 

i The firm name in April, 1651, was John and Charles Gabry. They were prominent merchants in Old 

II Brodhead's Hist, of N. Y., I., 476. In Van Tienhoven's answer to the Remonstrance of New Neth- 
erland (Nov. 29, 1650), he says that "Augustyn Heermans_ went out in the [ship?] Maecht Van Kh- 
ch-m/seny being as he now is clerk to Gabri in the trading business." 

1 Brodhead's Hist, of New York, Vol. I., p. 537. 



the same month he was bearer of dispatches from Gov. Stuyvesant to the 
New England authorities at Boston respecting an alleged conspiracy of 
the Dutch and Indians against the English. In December, 1658, he 
obtained permission to make a voyage, doubtless for trade, to the Dutch 
and French Islands in the West Indies, and arrived at the island of 
Curagao, April 18, 1659. He left there the 16"" of May following for New 
Netherland, and the next year made arrangements for settling permanently 
in. Maryland.* 

In his public positions he rendered useful and important service to the 
colony. He was one of the board of Nine Men, organized Sept. 25, 1647, 
and held that office in 1649 ^^^^d ^^^5° j o"^^ of ^^ Ambassadors to Rhode 
Island in April, 1652, and in the same capacity, in company with Resolved 
WaJdron, was sent to Maryland in September, 1659. On this latter em- 
bassy they were instructed " to request the surrender of fugitives or threat- 
en retaliation, and to demand reparation for the seditious proceedings and 
'frivolous demands, and bloody threatenings ' of Col. Utie on the South 
River." Hermans kept a journal of their travels and proceedings while on 
this service, and with his associate urged, with great ability, before the 
Maryland governor and his council, the rights of the New Netherland Gov- 
ernment, in opposition to Lord Baltimore's claim to the South River. 
" Indeed, it may be safely claimed that the independent existence of the 
present State of Delaware is mainly owing to the very reasons which they 
maintained so ably " at that time. The authorities at New Amsterdam 
were not unmindful of his influence, when, upon despatching Capt. Newton 
and Varleth on their mission to Virginia, in Feb., 1660, they instructed them 
"to inquire in Maryland if danger threatened the South river, and to 
avail themselves of the ' aid and tongue of Augustine Heermans,' " who 
was then in Virginia. Nor was the proprietary of Maryland — to which 
colony he returned in 1660 — slow to recognize his talents and accomplish- 
ments, for, in that year, " as a compensation for his services in preparing 
for Lord Baltimore a map of the country," he obtained a patent for a large 
tract of land, embracing upwards of twenty thousand acres, "situated at 
the junction of the Elk River and Bohemia River at the head of Chesa- 
peake Bay, and lying mostly in the present State of Maryland, but partly 
in the State of Delaware," to which he gave the name of Bohemia Manor.f 
To this place,J described by the Labadist travellers as " a noble piece of 
land," the best they had seen in all their journey south, he removed with 
his family about the year 1664, and there spent the remainder of his days. 

In the Journal of a Voyage to New York, &c., in 1679-80, by Jaspar 
Dankers and Peter Sluyter, translated by Henry C. Murphy, Esq., and 
published in the Memoirs of the Long Island Historical Society, vol. i., 
will be found many interesting particulars relating to Augustyn Hermans 
and his family. Dankers and Sluyter belonged to the community of Laba- 
dists — a religious sect founded by Jean de Labadie, born near Bordeaux, 
in 1 6 10 — who, having made an unsuccessful attempt to colonize at Suri- 

* Cal. N. Y. Hist, MSS. Dutch, pp. 28, 30-5-6-7, 43-7, 92, 127-8, 131-2, 204, 331. O'Callaghan's Regis- 
ter of New Netherland, pp. 56-57, 137-S. 

t Doc. Rel. to Col. HisL of N. Y. vol. ii. p. 88. Brodhead's History of New York, vol. i. pp. 666-9, 673. 
O'Callaghan's Hist, of New Netherland, vol. ii. pp. 381-388. Memoirs of the Long Island Hist. Society, 
pp. XXXI, 230. 

X Herman, or Harman, as the name was afterwards changed to^ was the first proprietor of the celebrated 
Bshemia Manor, consisting of eighteen thousand acres of land, which lays partly in St. George's and Pen- 
cader hundreds, in Newcastle county, and partly in Cecil county, Maryland. This land is supposed to be 
the best in Delaware. (Extract from Vincent's History of Delaware, vol. i. p. 319.) 


nam, came to New York and the adjoining colonies, as detailed in their 
journal, on a tour of observation, having for its ultimate object the estab- 
lishment here of a colony of their co-religionists. Ephraim Hermans, the 
oldest son of Augustyn Hermans, became tinctured with their doctrines, 
and persuaded his father into an agreement to convey a portion of his 
manor to Bankers, Sluyter, and others, with the view of drawing a large 
community near his domain, and thus enhancing its value. Afterwards, 
believing that some deceit had been practised upon him in the matter, he 
refused to make the conveyance, but was finally compelled to do so by 
the court. On the 1 1"" of August, 1684, he conveyed 3,750 acres of his 
manor lands " to Peter Sluyter, alias Vorsman, Jasper Danckaerts, alias 
Schilders, of Friesland ; Petrus Bayard, of New York ; and John Moll and 
Arnoldus de la Grange, of Delaware, in company." Upon this tract, the 
Labadists settled, but " nothing of them remained as a religious commu- 
nity" five years after the death of Peter Sluyter, which occurred in 1722. 

When the Labadist travellers first visited Augustyn Hermans at his 
Manor, Dec. 3, 1679, they brought a letter from his son Ephraim, and 
were treated with "every kindness," although he was sick "and very 
miserable, both in body and soul ;" he had none but negroes to serve him, 
and his misery was increased " by a miserable, doubly miserable wife," so 
miserable that they " will not relate it here." In the entry of their jour- 
nal, Dec. 26, 1679, they speak of the family as follows : — "Ephraim Her- 
mans is the oldest child of Augustine Herm|ins, there being two brothers 
and three sisters, one of whom lives now at Amsterdam. They are all of 
a Dutch mother, after whose death their father married an English woman, 
who is the most artful and despicable creature that can be found. He is 
a very godless person, and his wife, by her wickedness, has compelled all 
these children to leave their father's house and live elsewhere." Full of 
self-righteousness, these men regarded every one outside of their own per- 
suasion as. special objects of God's wrath, and doomed to endless perdi- 
tion. A part at least of this tirade was doubtless due to the fact that Her- 
mans had as poor an opinion of their religious tenets as they had of his' 
godliness, and, in his will, " speaks in emphatic terms of condemnation of 
the connection of his son Ephraim with the Labadists." 

Jannetje Varleth, his first wife, died some lime after their removal to 
Bohemia manor, and probably prior to 1666. In that year, " Augustine 
Harman, of Prague, in the kingdom of Bohemia, petitioned the Maryland 
Assembly for the naturalization of himself, his sons Ephraim Georgius, 
Casparus, and his daughters Anna Margaritta, Judith, and Francina." * 
The custom then obtained of naturalizing the wife, as well as the other 
members of a family, and as her name is not mentioned in this petition, 
there is little doubt she was not living at that date. His second wife was 
a Miss Ward, of Cecil County, Maryland,f by whom he probably had no 
issue ; the statement made by Mr. Hanson that his daughter, Anna Mar- 
garet, was the fruit of this second marriage, is shown to be an error by the 
Labadists' account of the family, and the baptismal records of the Dutch 
Church in New York. 

Augustyn Hermans died in i686,J and had issue by his wife Jannetje 

* O'Neil's Terra Marise/p. 164, foot note. 

+ Hanson^s Old Kent, Maryland, p. 80. 

X Memoirs of the Long Island Hist. Society, vol. i. p. xxxiv. foot note. The date of his death, as here 
given by Mr. Murphy, is undoubtedly correct. In Vincent's History of Delaware, vol. i. p. 468, the state- 
"nent is made that " his death must have occurred about the last of December, x6€9, as on the 14th of De- 


Varleth, two sons and three daughters, baptized in the Dutch Church in 
New Amsterdam, viz. : 

1. Ephraim Georgius Hermans, bap. Sept. i, 1652. His second 
name, Georgius, is usually dropped in the records. He accompanied his 
father's family on their removal to Maryland, but, in 1673, was a resident 
of New York city. He was a man of note, and held several offices under 
the English government in New York and Delaware, to which latter place 
he removed about 1676, and settled at Newcastle. He subsequently 
became a Labadist, and his father, it is said, pronounced a curse upon him 
" that he might not live two years " after joining that sect. He married 
in New York, September 3, 1679, Elizabeth Rodenburg, who appears to 
have been a favorite with the Labadists. They speak of her as having 
" the quietest disposition we have observed in America," and as being 
" politely educated." For a further account of them and their children, 
see page 32, foot note. 

2. Casparus Hermans, bap. Jan. 2, 1656. On the r6* Feb., 1674, he 
and his brother, Ephraim, obtained a patent for a tract of land near New- 
castle on the Delaware. In 1679, he was residing about twenty-two miles 
from his father's manor, on a place named Augustine, which the Labadists 
found well situated, and of which they remark, it " would not badly suit 
us." He was a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly from New- 
castle, in 1683, 1684, and 1685. There was a Casper Augustine Herman, 
perhaps the same with his name slightly " dutchified," a member of the 
Legislature of Maryland, from Cecil county in 1694.''° His first wife was 
Susanna Huyberts, whom he probably married on the Delaware. He 
married second, in New York, August 23, 1682, Anna Reyniers. He 
had one son (and perhaps other children), named Ephraim Augustine Her- 
man, who was a member of the Legislature of Maryland, from Cecil county, 
in 1715, 1716, 1728, and 1731. 

3. Anna Margareta Hermans, bap. March 10, 1658. She was keep- 
ing house for her brother Ephraim, at Newcastle, when the latter was 
visited by the Labadists in December, 1679. They speak of her as "a 
little volatile, but of a sweet and good disposition.' ' She complained to 
them " that she was like a wild and desolate vine, trained up in a wild 
and desolate country ; " that she wanted to know more of God and to serve 
him, and hoped the Lord would be merciful to her. She treated them 
"with great affection, and received thankfully" what they said to her. 
She became the wife of Matthias Vanderheyden or Vanderleyden, 
who was a member of the Maryland Legislature, from Cecil county, in 
1709, 1713, 1715, and 1716. They had' /jj-?/(f :f 

1. Jane Vanderheyden, ni. Mr. Couts, of Scotland. 

2. Anna Francina Vanderheyden, m. Edward Shippen, son 

of Edward Shippen and Elizabeth Lybrand. He was born 
at Boston, Dec. 10, 1677-8, and died at Philadelphia, Dec. 

ccmber," after the Labadists left him, " they were informed that he was very sick and at the point of death." 
An account is then given of his " tomlistone^'' -which was taken by the Bayards (who, after his death, came 
into possession of that portion of the manor in which his grave was situated), for a door for their family 
vault. The inscription on it is as follows : — " Augustine Herman, Bohemian, tlie first founder and seater 
of Bohemian Manor^ Anno 1669." 

The Labadists visited him in December, 1679, and the error in the date on the tombstone (?) described 
by Mr. Vincent is so palpable, that it hardly seems necessary to point it out. May it not have been a stone 
inscribed with the actual date of the settlement of the Manor ? 

* Proud's Hist, of Pennsylvania, vol. i. pp. 236, 286, 29a. Hanson's Old Kent, p. 380. 

t Hanson's Old Kent. Letters and Papers Relating, &c., to Provincial History of Penn. Privately 
Printed, 1856. (Shippen Genealogy.) Gibson's Biog. Sketches of Bordley family. 


26, 1 714. They had one dau. Margaret, who m: John 
Jekyll, Esq., then collector of the Port of Boston. After 
Mr. Jekyll's death, she lived in Philadelphia, and died there 
about 1750. Their dau. Fanny Jekyll m. July 19, 1758, 
William, son of Edward Hicks, Esq. Another dau. Mar- 
garet Jekyll, m. Mr. Chalmers. 
After the death of Edward Shippen, his widow, 
Anna Francina, m. Col. Hynson of Chestertown, Md., where 
she died before 1768, aged ninety years. 

3. AuGUSTiNA Vanderheyden, born in 1685, m. James Harris, 

of K.ent county, Maryland, and had son Matthias Harris. 
She died in 1775, aged 90 years. 

4. Ariana Vanderheyden m. Feb. 9, 1713, James Frisby, son 

of James and Sarah Frisby, of Cecil county, Maryland, and 
had Sarah Frisby, born Dec. 7, 1714; Ariana Margaret 
Frisby, born Sept. 18, 1717, and P'rancina Augustina, born 
Aug. 16, 1 7 19. James Frisby, died Dec. 18, 1719, aged 
35 years, and his widow, Ariana Vanderheyden, married 
Sept. I, 1723, Thomas Bordley, born 1682 in Yorkshire, 
England ; he came to Kent Co., Md., in 1694, and finally 
- settled at Annapolis ; they had Issue : three sons, Thomas, 
Matthias, and John Beale Bordley. Thomas Bordley died 
Oct. [I, 1726, O. S., and hig widow Ariana married for her 
third husband, in Nov., I7a8, Edmund Jknings, Esq., of 
Annapolis, where they resided until 1737, when they went 
to England. She was inoculated for small-pox there, of which 
she died in April, 1741. He died in 1756, while on a visit 
to England. They had Issue : one son, Edmund Jenings, 
born in 1731, and one dau. Ariana Jenings. 

4. Judith Hermans, bap. May 9, 1660. Her name appears in the , 
petition of her father to the Maryland Assembly, in 1666, for the naturali- 
zation of himself and children, and is the last notice found of her. 

5. Francina Hermans, bap. March 12, 1662. She went from Mary- 
land to Holland before 1679, ^^^ soon returned to this country. She 
joined the Dutch Church, in New York, by letter, or certificate, from the 
church in Old Amsterdam, Dec. 5, 1684, and was then single. She sub- 
sequently married Joseph Woodt (Wood), and had bap. in the Dutch 
Church, in New York, Jenneken Wood, bap. Oct. 18, 1693. 

4 iii. Maria Varleth° was probably the second daughter of Casper 
Varleth' and his wife Judith. She was thrice married : ist to Johannes Van 
Beeck, 2d to Paulus Schrick, and 3d to William Teller, whose widow she 
was at her death, in 1702. Her first marriage, in the spring of 1654, was the 
source of much trouble to the authorities of New Amsterdam. On the loth 
of P'eb., 1654, Johannes Van Beeck petitioned the Court of Burgomasters 
and Schepens that the banns of matrimony between him and Maria Varleth 
might be registered and proclaimed. This had previously been done 
through the court at Gravesend (L. 1.), a proceeding which the New Am- 
sterdam court objected to as contrary to the "practice and custom of our 
Fatherland," because the parties were not domiciled there. Upon the 
earnest prayer and remonstrance of Casper Varleth and Johannes Van 
Beeck, the Court, on the 19th of Feb., 1654, enquired more fully into the 
matter, and, in an elaborate opinion, preserved in their minutes, finally ad- 


judged "that the aforesaid young persons having made their proper Ecclesi- 
astical proclamation with the earliest opportunity, that they follow it up with 
the bonds of matrimony immediately thereafter." * On the 2d of March 
following, Governor Stuyvesant requested a copy of this opinion or resolu- 
tion of the Board of Burgomasters and Schepens, with " the written rea- 
sons why such resolution was not submitted to the Director-General and 
Councillors for their approbation," and alleging that Johannes Van Buck- 
ly's [Van Beeck's] marriage was "not only without the knowledge of his 
Father but expressly against his prohibition against marrying abroad." f In 
the meantime Van Beeck had resolved to consummate his matrimonial 
purpose elsewhere, and, on the 27th Feb., 1654, posted notices in various 
places ia New Amsterdam, setting forth the difficulties opposed by Direc- 
tor Stuyvesant to his marriage at Gravesend, and protesting against the 
same, also giving his reasons for leaving the neighborhood. On the same 
day an order for his arrest was made, and a letter of the Director and 
Council was addressed to all Governors, Deputy Governors, Magistrates, 
and Christian Neighbors, stating that he and Maria Varleth, assisted by 
Caspar Varleth and Augustine Hermans, had run off to New England to 
get married, and requesting them not to solemnize such marriage, but send 
back the runaways. It appears, however, that they were married at Green- 
wich by Richard Crabb, a noted character and Acting Magistrate of that 
place. On the 14th of Sept, 1654, by a decree of the Council in the case 
of Johannes Van Beeck, "who was married to Maria Varleth at Green- 
wich, Conn., by an unauthorized farmer named Goodman Crab," the mar- 
riage was declared unlawful, and the parties ordered to live separate.J It 
is probable that this decree was finally- annulled, for, after the death of 
Van Beeck, Maria was recognized by the court as his lawful widow. 

Johannes Van Beeck was probably a younger son of Isaac Van Beeck 
of Amsterdam, one of the Directors of the West India Company, and per- 
haps came here with his brothers, Nicholas anxl Joost Van Beeck, about 
i6so.§ On the 9th of Sept., 1653, he obtained a deed from Ariaen Keyser 
of a house and lot in Pearl Street. From the following it appears that he 
was killed by the Indians in the terrible massacre Of September, 1655 : 
"9th Nov'., 1655, Orphans' Court. — Whereas John Van Beck came to his 
death by the late misfortune [irruption of the Indians] leaving a widow 
and minor child, &c." . . . "16 Nov'., 1655, The Court appointed 
Joost Van Beck, brother of the deceased, and Nicholas Verleth, brother of 
the widow, guardians, &c., of the child." . . . "20 Jany., 1656. 
Joost Van Beck refuses to serve as guardian, as he doubts the legality of 
the marriage and has a claim against the estate, so both he and Verleth are 
dismissed, and Paulus L. Van der Grist and Govert Loockermans ap- 
pointed." II In May, 1656, Joost Van Beeck having obtained a judgment 
against Maria Varleth, widow of Johannes Van Beeck, she petitioned for 
its annulment. In the mean time he sued her for slander, to which she 
paid no attention; but the Council, on the 3d May, 1656, ordered her ar- 

* Register of the Burgomasters and Schepens, etc., Valentine's Manual, 1844-5, PP- 306-8. 

t Valentine's Manual, 1853, pp. 443-444. 

t Cal. N. Y Hist. MSS. Dutch, pp. 135, 136, 141, 162, 165, 167, 378. 

§ In a letter from the Directors at Amsterdam, dated April 18, 1651, Gov. Stuyvesant was instructed that 
permission had been given the agents of Gerard Smith, Nicolas and Joost Van Beeck to select lands fur their 
colonies in New Netheriand and one or two lots in the Manhattans (Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. Dutch, p. 276). 
Joost Van Beeck Isaacksen and his wife, Maria Anna SafTe, had a son, Petrus, bap. in New Amsterdam, 
August 22. 1655. He probably returned to Holland with his family before the English conquest. 

Minutes of the Orphans' Court, pp. 5, 7, and 12. I am indebted to William Clai-kson, Esq., of New 
York, for the above memorandum, and also for valuable data relating to the Brockholst family. 


rest for contempt in not answering his complaint. No further reference to 
the matter appears, and probably here her legal troubles ended. Johan- 
nes Van Beeck and Maria Varleth" had issue, one daughter : 

I. Judith Van Beeck, bap. May 9, 1655. She m. in Willemstadt (Al- 
bany) August 29, 1674, Gabriel Minvielle, a native of Bordeaux in 
France. They both joined the Dutch Church in New York, Dec. 13, 1674. 
He afterwards became a communicant of the French Church, but returned 
to the Dutch Church again June i, 1676. His wife's name not appearing 
with his at the latter date, and there being no further account of her, it is 
supposed that she died the year after her marriage, without issue. He was 
a merchant, one of the prominent men of his time, and Mayor of New 
York in 1684. He married, second, m. 1. dated Jan. 25, 1676-7, Susanna, 
dau. of John Lawrence, and died in Sept., 1702, leaving no children. His 
widow married William Smith, m. 1. dated Dec. 22, 1702. 

Maria Varleth° m. second, Nov. 29, 1658, Paulus Schrick, a native 
of Neurenberg (Nuremburg). He is noticed by Mr. Savage as of " Hartford, 
one of the little colony of Dutch from New York, that had planted before 
the English went thither," and his wife's name mistakenly given as " Mary, 
widow of Josephus Ambeck." On the 29th of Oct., 1652, he obtained a 
deed fiom Claes Janszen Van Naerden of a lot in Pearl Street in New 
Amsterdam, and was, perhaps, a resident here for a short time, his name 
first appearing in the records Dec. 24, 1651, as a sponsor at the baptism of 
Warnar, son of Hendrick Van Diepenbroeck. He was a merchant — a Free 
Trader — and resided chiefly at Hartford, Conn., until his death in 1663. 
His son Paulus was born there, and probably his daughter Susanna Maria, 
though both were baptized in New Amsterdam. He is frequently styled 
de Heer, or the Honorable, in the records, and was an important personage 
among the burghers- of New Amsterdam and Beverwyck (Albany), to which 
places, and to Holland, his trading enterprises extended. Paulus Schrick 
and Maria Varleth° had issue, one daughter and son, both baptized in the 
Dutch Church in New Amsterdam the same day, viz. : 

I. Susanna Maria Schrick, bap. Sep. 2, 1663. Her second ^ame, 
Maria, is dropped in the record of her marriage and baptism of her chil- 
dren. She joined the Dutch Church in New York, Nov. 30, 1676, and mar- 
ried at Albany, May 2, 1681, Capt. Anthony Brockholst.'"' This name 
was usually spelled Brockholes, but the Captain's autographs in the Secre- 
tary of State's office at Albany are written Brockholls, in the records of the 
New York Dutch Church it is Brockholst, Broeckholt, Brockholt, Brochols, 
Brochold, and Brokholes, while in the Surrogate's office it is written Broc- 
holst and Brockholst, which latter seems to have been the name pre- 
ferred by his descendants. 

When the Duke of York commissioned Major Edmund Andros in 1674 
as his Lieutenant and Governor,, Lieut. Anthony Brockholst, in case of his 
death, was to succeed him in the government of New York and its depen- 
dencies. Of a Roman Catholic family in Lancashire, England, seated at 
Claughton for many centuries, he was " a profest Papist." He was a 
member of Andros' first Council, and in his temporary absence from 
New York in 1677-8, administered the government. He succeeded Sylves- 
ter Salisbury, who died in the winter of 1680, as Commandant at Albany, 
and on the departure of Andros for England, in January, 1681, was appointed 
by special commission Commander-in-Chief, etc., of the New York Govern- 

* Pearson's First Settlers of Albany, p. 27. 



ment, in which capacity he acted until the arrival of Gov. Dongan, in 
August, 1,683. He was also a member of Dongan's Council, and in 1684 
bore the title of Major. In October, 1688, he accompanied Gov. Andres 
on his journey to New England, and was left in command of Fort Charles 
(Pemaquid), Maine, in March, 1689, from whence he was sent to Boston the 
following month. In January, 1690, Lieut.-Gov. Leisler ordered his arrest, 
but it does not appear that he suffered much on this account.* On the nth 
of Nov., 169S, Major Anthony Brockholst and Capt. Arent Schuyler, in be- 
half of themselves and their associates, Samuel Bayard, George Ryerson, 
John Mead, Samuel Berrie, David and Hendrick Mandeville, obtained a 
Patent (having purchased, June 6, 1695, the Indian title to the same) 
for 5,500 acres of land from the East Jersey proprietors at Pacquatiac, 
now known as Pompton Plains, Morris County, N. J.f He was after- 
wards reported in June, 1696, as one of the ten Roman Catholics residing 
in the city of New York, but in that or the following year he and Arent 
Schuyler settled permanently on their Jersey lands in the Pompton valley, 
on the east side of the river, and were, in all probability, the pioneers in 
that region of country. He was living at Pompton in June, 1710, and is sup- 
posed to have died in 1723. An allusion is made to the exemplification 
of Major Brockholt's will in a letter of Michael Kearney to Isaac Bobin, 
dated at Perth Amboy, Sept. 5, i723,J but where the original was entered 
of record we have been unable to ascertain. His wife was living April 8, 
1722, and was at that date a sponsor at the baptism in the Dutch Church, 
in New York, of Anna dau. of Philip French. Anthony Brockholst and 
his wife Susanna Schrick had seven children baptized in the Dutch Church, 
at New York, and one in Albany. Beside these, they had a son Henry, 
whose baptism is unrecorded. Only Mary, Henry, Judith, Susanna and 
Jannetie or Johanna, of their children, were living in November, 1701, the 
date of Maria (Varleth) Teller's will. Issue : 

1. Maria Brockholst, born July 5, bap. July 29, 1682. She never 
married. Her will is dated Sept. 12, 1761, proven July 25, 1766. She d. 
June'io, 1766. In her will she styles herself Mary Brockholst, of the city 
of New York, Spinster ; names her three nieces, viz. : Anna wife of David 
Van Home ; Susanna the wife of William Livingston ; and Elizabeth the 
wife of David Clarkson, the children of her deceased sister Susanna for- 
merly the wife of Philip French ; also refers to the children, without naming 
them, of her late niece Mary Browne, late wife of the Hon. William 
Browne of Beverly, in New England, who was also a dau. of her said 
deceased sister Susanna; names her nephews, Frederick and Philip 
Philipse, and her two nieces, Susanna wife of Beverly Robinson, and Mary 
wife of Roger Morris, the children of her sister Johanna wife of the late 
Col. Frederick PhiHpse. Appoints David Van Home, Beverly Robinson, 
William Livingston and David Clarkson, Executors. 

2. Henry Brockholst, born Dec. 28, 1684; m. Maria Verplanck, 
probably the daughter of Samuel (and Ariaentie) Verplanck, who was bap. 
Sept. 2, 1692. But little of his personal history has been gleaned, and the 
Clarksons of New York, a model of family history, is the only work, save 
Schenk's Historical Discourse at Pompton, N. J., in which we have found 
his name even alluded to. He was a sponsor at the bap. in the Dutch 

* Brodhead's History of New York, vol. 2, Index. Burke's Landed Genlrj-. 
T Schenk's Hist. Discourse at Pompton Plains, 1871. 
X Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. EngUsh, p. 480. 



Church in New York, Feb. 3, 1723, of Susanna, dau. of Frederick Philipse ; 
also at the bap. Jan. i, 1725, of Elizabeth, dau. of Philip French, and Sept. 
6, 1 741, at bap. of Charles, son of Gulian Verplanck. Henry Brockholst 
Livingston, the fifth son of Gov. William Livingston, of New Jersey, was 
named after him, he being his maternal uncle. He resided probably all his 
life in New Jersey. In 1755, a division of a part of the land acquired by 
his father in 1695 at Pompton was made between him and Philip, son of 
Arent Schuyler, and the sons of Samuel Bayard. His will is recorded at 
Trenton. His property was bequeathed to his nephews and nieces, the 
same as his sister Mary's. He died March 4, 1766. 

Maria Verplanck, wife of Henry Brockholst, was a sponsor with 
David Clarkson at the bap. July 13, 173S, of Anthony, son of Frederick 
Philipse. At the bap. of Adriana, dau. of Gulian and Maria (Crommelin) 
Verplanck, July 13, 1748, Charles Crommelin and his wife, Maria Brock- 
holst, were sponsors. It is not improbable that this Maria Brockholst, of 
whom we have no other mention, was the dau. of Henry and Maria (Ver- 
planck) Brockholst, and the first wife of Charles Crommelin, his second 
being Sarah Roosevelt, whom he married Sept. 29, 1750. 

Mary Brocholst, of the city of New York, widow (prob. the widow of 
Henry Brockholst), made will dated March 9, 1775 ; proven Dec. 17, 
1784 ; names her friend, Mrs. Margaret Stuyvesant, wife of Peter Stuyvesant, 
and their two daughters, Judith and Cornelia, to each of whom she makes 
a small bequest, devising the residue of her .estate to her nephews, Samuel 
and Gulian Verplanck, and her nieces, Ann Ludlow, wife of Gabriel Lud- 
low, and Mary McEvers, wife of Charles McEvers. Appoints her 
nephews, Samuel and Gulian Verplanck, Executors. 

3. Anthony Brockholst, bap. at Albany, Aug. 14, 1687 ; died in in- 

4. Anthony Brockholst, torn July 25, 1688 ; bap. same day ; died in 

5. Judith Brockholst, born June 30, bap. July 2, 1690. At the bap. 
in the Dutch Church, in New York, March 30, 1726, of Maria, dau. of 
Frederick and Johanna (Brockholst) Philipse, Dirk Van Vegten and his 
wife, Judith Brocholst, were sponsors. He was probably the son of 
Michael Dirkse Van Veghten and Maria. Parker, of Albany, where he was 
bap. Jan. 26, 1690. From an old deed, dated April 20, 1742 (for a synop- 
sis of which I am indebted to Mr. G. H. Van Wagenen, of Rye, N. Y.), it 
appears that Michael Van Veghten removed from Albany to New Jersey 
as early as 1724. In this deed, Dirck Van Veghten, of Somerset Co., 
N. J., Gentleman, described as the son and heir of Michael Van Veghten, 
late of said county, deceased, conveys jointly with his wife Judith, to John 
Watson, merchant, of Perth Amboy, N. J., a lot of land in Perth Amboy, 
which was purchased by his father, Sept. 30, 1724, of William Loveridge, 
of Perth Amboy. It is probable that Judith was his first wife, and his second 
Elizabeth Ten Broeck, who became a communicant of the First Ref Dutch 
Church in New Brunswick, in March, 1 744, of which it appears he was a 
member as early as 1732-5.* 

6. Jenneken Brockholst, born Sept. 16, bap. Sept. 18, 1692 ; died in 

■ 7. Anthony Brockholst, born Oct. 6, bap. Oct. 7, 1694 ; died in in- 

* Steele's Hist. Discourse. 



8. Susanna Brockholst, born Feb. 19, bap. Feb. 23, 1696 ; m. in 
1720, Philip French, son of Philip French, Jr., and Anna (Philipse) 
French ; he was bap. Nov. 17, 1697. His father, who is described in the 
record of his marriage (July 6, 1694) in the Dutch Church in New York 
as Mr. Philip French, " Van London," was a native of Kelshall, Suffolk 
County', England, born in 1667, and came to New York in June, 1689. 
He was a prosperous merchant, and an active anti-Leislerian. He was 
Speaker of the Assembly in 1698, and Mayor of the city in 1702.") In his 
will, dated May 29, 1706, proven June 3, 1707, he menti,eiris "his wife, 
Anna, son Philip, and daughters Elizabeth, Anna and Margaret, and refers, 
not by name, to the children of his brother John.* 

Philip French probably lived in New York city until about 1727, when 
he became a resident of New Brunswick, N. J., where he owned a large 
estate in land, comprising it is said the greater portion of the present site 
of that town. In 1732-5 he was a member of the First Ref. Dutch Church 
there, of which he or his son, Philip, was a liberal benefactor in 1765. His 
wife, Susanna, died in Holland, whither he accompanied her for the benefit 
of her health in 1729-30. He married second about 1732, Anna Farmer. 
He had four daughters by his first wife and one son by his second, all bap- 
tized in the Dutch Church in New York, viz. : 

1. Anna French bap. April 8, 1 722. At her baptism her mother's 

name is recorded Susanna BrokhoUs, Jr. ; the sponsors were 
Adolph Philips and Susanna Brokholls, who was without 
doubt the wife of Major Anthony Brockholst. She m., Sept. 
25, 1744, David Van Horne, son of Abraham and Maria 
(Provoost) Van Horne; he was bap. July 20, 1715. They 
had issue one son and six daughters, viz. : i. Capt. David 
Van Horne, of the Revolutionary Army, subsequently known 
as Gen. David Van Horne, m. Sarah Miller ; 2. Mary, m. 
Levinus Clarkson ; 3. Cornelia, m. Philip P. Livingston ; 
4. Catharine, ra. Gen. Jacob Reed; 5. Elizabeth, m. Charles 
Ludlow ; 6. Susan, m. George Trumbull ; 7. Anne, m. Wil- 
liam Edgar. 

2. Susanna French, bap. June 19, 1723; the sponsors were 

Cornelus Van Hoorn and Maria Brockholst. She m., about 
174s, William Livingston, son of Philip and Catharine 
(Van Brugh) Livingston; he was bap. at Albany, Dec. 8, 
1723. Governor of the State of New Jersey from 1776 to 
1790. He died July 25, 1790. His wife died July 17, 1789. 
They had thirteen children, six of whom died during the 
Governor's life-time,f viz. : i. a son, born 1746, died in in- 
fancy ; 2, a son, born 1747, died in infancy; 3. Susannah, 
born 1748, m. John Cleve Symmes ; 4. Catharine, born Sept. 
16, 1751, m., first Matthew Ridley and second John Livings- 
ton ; 5. Mary, born Feb. 16, bap. Feb. 25, 1753, m. James 
Linn I 6. William, born March 21, bap. March 31, 1754; 
7. Philip Van Brugh, bap. Jiily 28, 1755; 8. Sarah Van 
Brugh, born Aug. 2, 1756, m., April 28, 1774, John Jay; 

* The Marriage License of a John French and Mary White, dated Octr 2r, 1694, appears in vol. iii., p, 9a, 
of the N. v. G. & B. Record : also one of John French and Katherine Benson, dated June 8, 1704, is pub- 
lished in vol. ii., p. 26, of the same work. 

t Sedgwick's Life of William Livingston, p. 446. 


9. Harry Brockholst, born Nov. 26, bap. Dec. 4, 1757 ; lo. 
Judith, born Dec. 30, 1758, bap. Jan. 7, 1759, ™- jo'^" W. 
Watkins ; ii. Philip French, born Sept. i, bap. Sept. 4, 
1760 ; 12, John Lawrence, born July 15, bap. July 25, 1762 ; 
13. Elizabeth Clarkson, born April 5, bap. April 25, 1764. 

3. Elizabeth French, born Dec. 27, 1724; bap. Jan. i', 1725 ; 

the sponsors were Henry Brokholst and Elizabeth Van 
Hoorn. She m., May 3, 1749, David Clarkson, Jr., sec- 
ond son of David and Anna Margareta (Freeman) Clarkson, 
and grandson of Matthew Clarkson, Secretary of New York 
from 1689 to 1702 ; he was born June 3, bap. June 8, 1726. 
He was an opulent and prosperous merchant in New York 
for many years before the war of the revolution, but as he 
was an uncompromising whig during the war, nearly the 
whole of his fortune was lost by his devotion to the popular 
cause. His death occurred Nov. 14, 1782. His wife died 
June 14, 1808, and was buried by his side in the cemetry of 
the Dutch Church, at Flatbush, L. I. They had issue seven 
sons and one daughter, viz. : i. David, b. July 30, 1750 ; d. 
young. 2. David, b. Nov. 15, 1751, a captain in the Rev. 
Army, m. Jane Mettick, and d. s. p. June 27, 1825 ; 3. Philip, 
b. April 4, 1754, d. young. 4. Freeman, b. Feb. 23, 1756, 
m. Henrietta, his cousin, dan, of Levinus .Clarkson, and d. 
Nov. 14, 1810 ; she d. Sept. 18, 1850. 5. Matthew, b. Oct. 
17, 1758 ; a distinguished colonel in the Rev. Army, aid-de- 
camp to Arnold and Gates, and subsequently known as Gen- 
eral Matthew Clarkson; m., ist. May 24, 1785, Mary 
Rutherfurd; shed. July 2, 1786; m., 2d, Feb. 14, 1792, 
Sarah Cornell ; she d. Jan. 2, 1803 ; he d. April 25, 1825. 6. 
Ann Margaret, b. Feb. 3, 1761; m. Nov. 16, 1784, Gerrit 
Van Home, and d. Nov. 2, 1824; he d. Feb. 22, 1825. 7. 
Thomas Streatfeild, b. April 5, 1 763 ; m. Oct. 30, 1 790,, 
Elizabeth Van Home, and d. June 8, 1844; she d. Aug. 9, 
1852, in her 82d year. 8. Levinus, b. March 31, 1765 ; m., 
Feb. 25, 1797, -Ann Mary Van Home, and d. Sept. 28, 
184s ; she d. June 23, 1856, in her 79th year. 

4. Maria French, bap. June 19, 1726; the sponsors were 

Fredrik Philips and Johanna Brocholst, his wife. She 
became the second wife of Hon. William Browne, of Beverly, 
Mass., son of Samuel Browne, of Salem, Mass., and had 
issue : i. Anne, b. Aug. 25, 1754, and d. unmarried in New 
York. 2. Sarah, b. Feb. 13, 1758 ; m. in 1780 (m. 1. dated 
Nov. I of that year) Edward Hall of Maryland. She d. in 
1 76 1. He d. April 27, 1763. His first wife was Mary, dau. 
of Gov. William Burnet, by whom he had an only son, Wil- 
liam Burnet Browne.* 

5. Philippus French, bap. April i, 1733; the sponsors were 

Col. Thomas Farmer and Anna Billop, his wife ; d. s. p. 
9. Johanna Brockholst, bom Feb. 15, 1700, bap. Nov. 6, 1700; m., 
about 1 719, Frederick Philipse, only son of Philip and Maria (Sparks) 

* N. E. Hist. Geneal. Register, Vol. 5, p. 49. Clarksons ot New York, i-z8o. 


Philipse, and grandson of Frederick.* and Margaret (Hardenbroeck) Phil- 
ipse, of New York. He was born at Spring Head, so-called, on the estate 
of his father, in Barbadoes, in 1695. Left an orphan in 1700, he was sent 
to New York the next year by desire of his grandfather, who immediatelj' 
sold the Spring Head estate, so that his grandson might not afterwards be 
induced to settle in Barbadoes, an arrangement that gave great displeasure 
to his mother's relatives. His grandfather died Nov. 6, 1702, leaving him a 
large estate, including the "Yonkers plantation," and by the death of his 
uncle, Adolph Philipse, the whole manor of Philipsburg, in Westchester 
County, with the upper Highland patent of Philipstown, in Putnam County, 
became vested in him as the nearest male heir of his grandfather, Fred- 
erick.f He died in New York, July 26, 1751, of consumption, and was 
buried in the family vault in the Dutch Church, at Sleepy, Hollow, near 
Tarrytown. The following notice of his death is from the New York Ga- 
zette, etc., for July 29, 1751 : J "New York, July 29, 1751 : Last Friday 
Evening departed this Life, in the 56"" year of his Age, the Honorable 
Frederick Philipse, Esq., one of his Majesty's Justices of the Supreme 
Court of this Province, and a Representative in our General Assembly for 
the County of Westchester. He was a Gentleman conspicuous for an 
abundant Fortune ; but it was not his Wealth that constituted his Merit ; 
his Indulgence and Tenderness to his Tenants, his more than Parental 
Affection for his Children, and his increased Liberality to the Indigent, 
surpassed the Splendor of his Estate, and procured him a more unfeigned 
Regard than can be purchased with Opulence, or gained by Interest. 
There were perhaps few Men that ever equalled him in those obliging and 
benevolent Manners, which, at the same Time that they attracted the 
Love of his Inferiors, created him all the Respect and Veneration due to 
his Rank and Station. That he was a Lover of his Country, is gloriously 
attested by his being repeatedly elected into the Assembly for the last 27 
Years of his Life. He had a Disposition extremely social, and was what 
few ever attain to be, a good Companion. But what I have said of his Char- 
acter is far from being a finished Portrait ; it is only a sketch of some few 
of his Excellent Qualities, many features I am sure, have escaped me ; 
but I dare say, that those I have attempted, are not set off with false 
colours, but drawn faithfully from the Life." 

He left surviving him his wife Johanna, two sons, Frederick his heir, and 
Philip, to whom was devised (in equal portions with his sisters) the upper 
highland patent of Philipstown, and three daughters, Susannah, wife of Mr. 
Beverley Robinson, Mary, whom he calls in his will his second daughter, 
and Margaret, called his youngest. They had nine children baptized in the 
Dutch Church in New York, but their dau. Mary's baptism (who married 
Col. Roger Morris) does not appear here, if the published date of her 
birth, July 5, 1730, is correct.§ 

His wife was killed by a fall from her carriage, on the Highland estate, in 
1765. Frederick and Johanna (Brockholst) Philipse, had issue ; 

I. Frederick Philipse, born Sept. 12, bap. Sept. 14, 1720. 
The sponsors at his baptism were Adolphe Philipse and Su- 
sanna Brokholls. From Sabine's Loyalists, we learn that 

* The best account of this ancestor of the Philipse family will be found in the Memoirs of the Long Island 
Hist. Society, voir x, p. 362. 
t Bolton's Hist, of Westchester County. Burke's Dictionary of the Landed Gentry, 
X Valentine's Manual, 1S56, p. 681. 
§ They had a dau. Maria (Mary) bap. March 30, 1726, but she probably died young. 



though holding an elevated position in Colonial society, 
he was not a prominent actor in public affairs. He was, 
however, a member of the Assembly and Colonel in the 
militia. On account of his loyalty to the British crown 
during the war of the Revolution, his estate, one of the 
largest in the province, was confiscated by the New York 
Legislature, and upon the withdrawal of the British troops from 
New York in 1 783, he went to England, where he died at the 
city of Chester, April, 30, 1785.* He married Elizabeth 
Rutgers, a widow, the dau. of Charles Williams, Esq., 
and had with other issue, Frederick, Jr., for an account of 
whom see Burke's Dictionary of the Landed Gentry, etc., 
and Bolton's History of Westchester, vol. i, p. 322. 

2. Susanna Philipse, bap. Feb. 3, 1723. The sponsors were 

Henry BrockhoUs and Catharina Philips. She died young. 

3. Philippus Philipse, bap. Aug. 28, 1724. The sponsors were 
^ Philip French and Maria Brokholst. He was a merchant 

for some years in New York,f and died there, May 9, 1768. 
He married Margaret, dau. of Nathaniel Marston, and 
had with other issue, Frederick, for an account of whom 
see Burke's Landed Gentry and Bolton's History of West- 
chester. His widow married Rev. John Ogilvie, m. 1., dated 
April IS, 1769, afterwards the Rev. John Ogilvie, D.D., who 
was at the time of his death (Nov. 26, 1774), Assistant Min- 
ister of Trinity Church in New York, and whose first wife was 
Catharine, dau. of Lancaster Symes. 

4. Maria (Mary) Philipse bap. March v3o, 1726. The spon- 

sors were Dirk Van Vegfen and Judith Brocholst, his wife. 
She probably died young. 

5. Susanna Philpse, bap. Sept. 20, 1727. The sponsors were 

Henry Brokholst and Susanna Brokholst, the wife of Philip 
French. She married, about 1750, Capt. Beverley Robin- 
son, son of Hon. John Robinson, of King and Queen 
County, Virginia, and where he was prob. born in 1722. His 
father, on the retirement of Sir William Gooch as Governor 
of Virginia, in August, 1 749, became President of the Coun- 
cil of that Colony, but died a few days thereafter. His 
mother, Catharine Beverley, was a dau. of Robert and Cath- 
arine (Hone) Beverley, of Virginia, and a sister (not the 
dau., as Bishop Meade has it) of Robert Beverley, author of 
the history of that colony, first published in 1705. J He 
came to New York as early as 1 746, and was Captain of a 
" Company of Foot lying in Fort George," in November of 
that year. His. marriage made him wealthy, giving him as 
it did, the possession of his wi^'s large estate on the Hudson 
River, near West Point. He was living here at the com- 
mencement of the Revolution, and opposing the separation 
of the colonies from the mother country, he raised the Loyal 
American Regiment, and sought to prevent that gloriousre- 

* Bolton's Hist, of the Church in Westchester, pp. 491-2. 
t N. Y. Hist. MSS. English, pp. 582, 617. 

t Beverley** History of Virginia. Meade's Old Churches and Families of Virginia, vol. i, p. 378, and 
Campbell's History of Virginia, p. 448-9. 


suit. Of this Regiment he was commissioned Colonel. In 
the treason of Arnold, Col. Beverley Robinson's name is 
conspicuous, and it is supposed he was aware of that officer's 
defection, before any other person. It is said he was much 
opposed to Major Andre's trusting himself to the honor 
" of a man who was seeking to betray his country." After 
the capture of that unfortunate gentleman, he was con- 
veyed, Sept. 26, 1780, to Col. Robinson's own house, which 
Arnold had occupied as headquarters, and then used by 
Washington temporarily as such. He and his wife and his 
son Beverley, Jr., were included in the " Act for the Forfeit- 
ure and Sale of the Estates of Persons who have adhered 
to the Enemies of this State, etc," passed by the New York 
Legislature, 22d October, 1779, and the whole of their im- 
mense estate passed from the family. The British Gov- 
ernment granted him the sum of _;^i 7,000, which was con- 
sidered only a partial compensation for his loss. At 4he 
conclusion of peace in 1783, Col. Robinson left for Eng- 
land, where he lived in retirement at Thornbury, near Bath, 
and died there in 1792, aged 70 years. Susanna his wife 
died at the . same place, in November, 1822, aged 94.'" 
For an account of their children, see Burke's Landed Gentry, 
Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, and Sabine's Loyalists of 
the American Revolution, vol. 2, p. 221 to 229. 
6, Mary Philipse, born July 5, 1 730. The association of this 
lady's name with that of Washington, lends attractiveness to 
her personal history, and is so interesting, that more than a 
brief allusion to it is deemed necessary. In February, 1756, 
Col. Washington left Winchester, Virginia, to have a per- 
sonal interview concerning his rank in the Virginia forces, 
with General Shirley, Commander-in-chief of the British Army 
in America, at Boston. Upon this journey, performed on 
horseback, in the depth of winter, he was absent seven weeks. 
" While in New York," says Mr. Sparks, " he was lodged 
and kindly entertained at the house of Mr. Beverley Robin- 
son, between whom and himself an intimacy of friendship 
subsisted, which indeed continued without change till severed 
by their opposite fortunes twenty years afterwards in the 
Revolution. It happened that Miss Mary Philipse, a sister 
of Mrs. Robinson, and a young lady of rare accomplish- 
ments, was an inmate in the family. The charms of this lady 
made a deep impression upon the heart of the Virginia colo- 
nel. He went to Boston, returned, and was again welcomed to 
the hospitality of Mr.. Robinson. He lingered there, till duty 
called him away „ but he was careful to intrust his secret to 
a confidential friend, whose letters kept him informed of 
every important event. In a few months intelligence came 
that a rival was in the field, and that the consequences could 
not be answered for, if he delayed to renew his visits to New 
York. Whether time, the bustle of a camp, or the scenes 

• Sabine's Loyalists. 



of war, had moderated his admiration, or whether he de- 
spaired of success, is not known. He never saw the lady 
again, till she was married to that same fival, Captain Morris, 
his former associate in arms, and one of Braddock's aids-de- 
camp." * Burke declares positively that she " refused the 
hand '' of Washington, while Mr. Sabine regards this state- 
ment as very doubtful, and says, " the passage just cited 
seems to utterly disprove the assertion." Mary Philipse was 
married, Jan. 19, 1 758, to Col. Roger Morris, of an ancient 
EngUsh family, who was born in England, Jan. 28, 1727. 
He was a Captain in the 1 7th Foot, at the age of 1 7, one of 
General Braddock's aid-de-camps, and wounded at the defeat 
of that officer, July 8, 1755, on the Monongahela. He 
accompanied Wolfe in 1759 to Quebec, and participated in 
the battle on the plains of Abraham. On the 19th of May, 
1760, he was made Lieutenant-Colonel of the 47th Foot, 
and in June, 1764, retired from the army. He settled in 
New York, and was a Member of the Council, from 1 765 to 
the commencement of the war. Col. Morris' country-seat was 
situated on the high bank of the Harlem River, at the pres- 
ent 169th Street. The premises are now better known as the 
late Madame Jumel's estate. Adhering to the Crown during 
the war of the Revolution, his pro|5erty, including the large 
estate of his wife, was confiscated by the New York Legis- 
lature in 1779. He received from the English government 
the same amount that Col. Robinson did, ^17,000, as 
"compensation money." It appears, however, that, owing to 
his marriage settlement, the Confiscation Act did not affect 
the rights of Mrs. Morris' children, and in 1809, they sold to 
John Jacob Astor their reversionary interest in the estate 
for _;^2o,ooo. In 1828, Mr. Astor received from the State 
of New York, for the rights thus purchased, the sum of 
$500,000. At the close of the war. Col. Morris went to 
England, where he died, Sept. 13, 1794, aged 67. His widow 
died, July 18, 1825, aged 96. The remains of both were de- 
posited near Saviour-gate Church, York.f She and her sister 
Susanna were remarkable for their longevity, considering the 
fact that their father died of consumption, and three of their 
sisters and two brothers in infancy. Col. Roger and Mary (Phi- 
lipse) Morris, had with other issue Henry Morris, for an ac- 
count of whom see Burke's Landed Gentry and Sabine's Loy- 

Margarita Philipse, bap. Feb. 4, 1 733. The sponsors were 
Adolf Philipie and Margarita de Peyster. She is supposed 
to be the Margaret named in her father's will as his youngest 
daughter. She died in July, 1752, unmarried. 

Anthony Philipse, bap. July 13, 1735. The sponsors were 
David Clarkson ^nA- Maria Ver Plank, the wife of Henry 
Brockhols. Died young. 

* Sparks' Writings of George Washington, etc., vol. i, pp. 77-8. 
t Burke's Landed Gentry. Sabine's Loyalists. 



9. Joanna Philipse, bap. Sept. 19, 1739. Sponsors, Stephanus 

Bayard and Miss Anna French, Died young. 

10. Adolphus Philipse, bap. Mar. 10, 1742. Sponsors, ^^i?^// 
Philipse and Miss Maria Brokholst. Died young. 

II. Paulus Schrick l^son of Paulus and Maria (Varleth) 'Schrick), 
bap. Sept. 2, 1663, the same date as his sister Susanna Maria. He was 
born at Hartford, Conn., and joined the Dutch Church, in New York, 
March 5, 1681. He was a merchant, and engaged in the Virginia trade. 
He married May 11, 1686, Maria de Peyster, dau. of Jan (or Johannes) 
and Cornelia (Lubberts) de Peyster.* She was born Sept. 5, bap. Sept. 7, 
1659, and became a communicant of the Dutch Church, June to, 1682. 
This lady, whom we regard, by reason of her birth and alliances, as one of 
the most remarkable women born in New Amsterdam, was thrice married, 
and it is hazarding httle of historical accuracy to- say that a complete 
account of her family connections, by birth and marriage, would include a 
fuller history of the civil and military affairs of colonial times than the same 
account of any other person, born during the Dutch possession of Man- 
hattan Island. 

Paulus Schrick, her first husband, died Oct. 11, 1685, just five months 
from the day of his marriage — an event which Dominie Selyns doubtless 
deemed sufficiently noteworthy, from the high social position of the young 
couple, to place in the church records. Their dwelling during their brief 
married Hfe was on the east side of the Heeren 6^rizc/i/ (Broad Street.) 
They had no issue. 

She married, second, Aug. 26, 1687, John Spratt, of Wigton, in Gallo- 
way, Scotland, and had three daughters and one son baptized in, the Dutch 
Church, in New York, 

* Jan (or Johannes) De Peyster, the ancestor of a distinguished race of noted public men in the civil 
and military affairs of New York, was born at Harlem, in Holland, and came to New Amsterdam as early 
as July, 1649. His ancestors were originally from rrance, of noble descpnt, and fled to Holland to escape 
the pcrsecuuon of Charles IX. against his Protestant subjects. Possessed of a considerable fortune by in- 
heritance, he engaged in mercantile pursuits upon his arrival here, his trading operations being chiefly with 
the home country, and soon became m wealth and influence one of the prominent men of New Amsterdam. 
He was a Schepen in 1655-1657, 1658, and 1662; Alderman, 1666, 1667, and 1669; Burgomaster, 1673; 
Alderman, 1673 and 1676, and Deputy Mayor in 1677, having declined the Mayoralty in that year, on ac- 
coimt of his imperfect acquaintance with the English language. It has been supposed he died prior to 1686, 
but as no mention of his widow's name (as such), who survived him many years, is found till IOT9, it is prob- 
able his death occurred near the latter date. He married in the Dutch Church in New Amsterdam," Dec, 
17. 1651, Cornelia Lubberts, also from Harlem. She was a near relative of the De La Noys, and prob- 
ably the sister of Marritie Lubberts. wife of Abraham De La Noy, who was keeper of the City tavern ni 
1652, and the first of that family in New Amsterdam. She made her will Jan. 19, i6gg, with two codicils ; 

the first dated Dec. 22, 1711, and the second 17, 1714. It was admitted to probate SepL 25, 1725, 

Supposing that to have been the year of her death, and that she was eighteen years old when married, her 
death must have occurred at the advanced age of 92 years. Johannes De Peys,ter and Cornelia Lubberts had 
nine children baptized in the Dutch Church, m New York, viz. : 

1. Johannes De Peyster, bap. Aug., 1653 ; died in infancy. 

2. Johannes De Pevstjer, bap! Oct. 7, 1654; died in infancy. 

3. Abraham De Peyster, bap. July 8, 1637 ; m. at Amsterdam, Holland, April 5. 1684, Catharine De 
Peyster; Mayor of New York in i6pi-2, and 1693; died Aug. 8, 1728. His wife was bom July 19, 1655. 
They had issue, thirteen children, of whom eleven were bap. in the Dutch Church, in New York. 

4. Maria De Peyster, born Sept 5, 1659, and married as noticed in the text. 

5. Isaac De Pevster, bap. April 16, 1662 : m. Dec. 27, 1687, Maria Van Balen [Van Baal], dau. of Jan 
Hendrickse and Helena (Teller) Van Baal, of Albany. They had ten children bap. in the Dutch Church, 
in New \'ork. 

6. Jacob De Peyster, bap. Dec. 23, 1663 ; d. s. p. 

7. Johannes De Peyster, b. Sept. 21 ; bap. Sept. 22, 1666 ; m. at Albany, Oct. 10, 1688, Anna Banck- 
er, dau. of Garrit and Elizabeth Dirkse (Van Bps) Bancker ; Mayor of New York in 1698, and died Sept. 
25, i7Tt. His wife was bom April i, 1670. They had twelve children bap. in the Dutch Church, in New 

8. CoKNELis De Peystisk, bap. Oct. 4, 1673; m., first, Sept. 20, 1604, Maria Bancker. probably dau. of 
Evert and Elizabeth (Abeel) Bancker, and had seven children bap. in the Dutch Church, in New York. He 
m., second, July 21, 171 1, Cornelia Dishington (or Dissenton), widow of Alexander Stewart, by whom he had 
five daughters. He made his will Aug. 8, 1729 ; proved Aug. 22, 1752 ; names wife Corneli.i, daus. Corne- 
lia, Maria, Johanna, Cnthnrina, Margaret, Jane, Elizabeth and S.irah. 

9. Cornelia De Pevster, bap. Dea. 4, 1678 ; d. s. p. 



She married, third, January 28, 169I, David Provoost, Jr., Mayor of 
New York in 1699, by whom she had no issue. 

The following is a copy of entries made in the Spratt family Bible, pub- 
lished in Amsterdam in 1682, for which I am indebted to the courtesy of 
Mrs. John Rutherfurd, of Newark, N. J. : 

1687. John Spratt of wigton in galloway and Maria de peyster * of Neiw 
yorcke were married on the 26 of August. 

1688. upon Wednesday the 16 July between 8'& 9 of the clock in the after- 
noon was born my daughter Cornelia baptized 18 of July 1688. 

i68-0\. ffebruary Saturday betwixt 10 & 11 of the clocke in the forenoon 
was born my son John, baptized on Sunday being ye 2 of Febeb- 

1693. Monday 17 of april at 12 of the clock in the afternoon was born my 
daughter Maria baptized 23 of April. 

(Then lower down, on the same page, is written ;) 

Cornelia Spratt, Haar Bybell New York 15 April 1705. 
John Spratt, Zyn Bybel den 27 Mart 1716. 

(On the next page are these entries in the Dutch language, which are 
thus translated :) 

In the year 169I, the 28"" of January, I, David Provoost, was lawfully 
joined in marriage with Maria Depeyster, widow of John Spratt, of . 
blessed memory. 

In the year 1659 was born my wife Maria, between the 4* and 5* of Sep- 
tember, at 2 o'clock in the night, at New York. 

In the year 1701, on the 3'' of May, died in the Lord ray beloved wife 
Maria, in the afternoon, between 6 and 7 o'clock, aged 41 years, 7 
months, and 29 days, of which we lived together 2 years, 3 months, 
and 3 days, until the Lord separated us. She was buried in Col. 
Abraham De Peyster's vault, in the churchyard. 

(Although only connected by marriage with the Varleth family, it is be- 
lieved that a further account of John and Maria (De Peyster) Spratt and 
their descendants will not be deemed inappropriate in this place. It is 
corrected, with some additions, from the author's notice of the family in the 
Genealogical Notes of the Provoost Family, pages 18 and 25. 

John Spratt' was a native of Scotland, from Wigton in Galloway. The 
first notice found of him is in the ante-nuptual agreement entered into by 
him and Maria Schrick, widow, August 5, 1687. He was then a merchant 
in New York. At the time of this agreement, the parties made a joint will, 
which was proved January 5, 1696-7 ; this date of course approximates 
nearly that of his decease. He became a communicant of the Dutch 
Church in New York February 29, 1688 ; was an Alderman of the Dock 
Ward, 1688 and 1689-90; one of the Representatives from the city and 
county of New York, and Speaker of the Assembly, which convened under 
Leisler's authority in April, 1690. On the nth of January, 1690, he was 
commissioned, with others, to hold a Court of Oyer and Terriiiner and 

* Maria De Peyster, bap. 7th Sept., 1660 [1659] ; espoused, first, Paulus Schrick, &c. (De Peysltr 
Senealogy, pp. 21-2.) It appears that she is not put down as the widow of Paulus Schrick, in the family 
Bible, but she is so called in the Dutch Church marriage records, and we note in this connection the omis- 
sion in the Bible of the birth and baptism o( Catharina Spkatt, her youngest daughter. She was bap. in 
the Du'.ch Church, in New York, Oct. 25, 1696, and the sponsors were Cornelis De Peyster and Catharina 
De Peyster, the wife of Col. Abraham De Peyster. 


General Jail Delivery at New York, and was again a member of the Gen- 
eral Assembly from 1693 to 1695, inclusive. Issue : 

i. Cornelia Spratt', born July 16, bap. July 18, 1688 ; so says the 
family Bible, while the date of her baptism is recorded in the Dutch Church 
Register, July 12, 1688. She was living in July, 1711, and died unmar- 
ried. • , ■ • 

ii. John Spratt', born Feb. i, bap. Feb. 2, 1690. He resided with his 
uncle. Col. Abraham De Peyster, after the death of his mother, until May 
1717, when he engaged in business for himself. In 171 7, he made a jour- 
ney to London and visited Holland.* From 1722 to 1732-3 and perhaps 
for a longer period, he was Captain of a Military Company in New York. 
He died unmarried. In his will, dated Sept. 15, 1 743, proved December 18, 
1749, he is styled of the City of New York, Gentleman ; names his nephew, 
John Provoost, and William Alexander ; his brother and sister Alexander ; 
John Spratt Lawrence; Charles Le Roux, Jr., and Isaac Governeur, "his 
•god son at Carocoa ; " Lewis Morris, Jr., and Staats Morris, to all of whom 
he bequeaths a portion of his estate ; makes a bequest to all the children 
of James Alexander, without naming them, and to the three youngest chil- 
dren of Richard Ashfield, \ he gives all his right in the estate of his grand- 
mother, Cornelia De Peyster; appoints John Provoost and Peter Van 
Brugh Livingston executors. 

iii. Maria Spratt, born April 17, bap. April 23, 1693. She m. first, 
, Oct. 15, T711, Samuel Provoost, son of David and Tryntje (Laurens) 
Provoost ; he was bap. Jan. 9, 1687. He was a New York merchant. 
His will is dated July 21, 17 19, with codicil July 31, 1719 ; proved Feb. 
10, 1719-20. His widow was his successor in trade, which^he conducted 
in her own name, and for many years after her second marriage with James 
Alexander, and in which she amassed a fortune. She was long remem- 
bered for her " liberality and intelligence, for her mental vigor, as well as 
her skill and activity in business." She married second, January i, 1721, 
James Alexander, Esq., a native of Scotland, descended from John 
Alexander, an uncle of the first Earl of Stirling, who came to New York 
in 1715. He was a distinguished lawyer, politician, statesman and man 
of science ; for many years a member of the Council and Assembly of 

* De Peyster Genealogy, page 197. 

t Richard Ashfield, the first of his name in this country, came to America soon after the Duke of York 
had confirmed, in March, 16S2-3, the sale of East Jersey to the proprietors. His father, who bore the same 
name, was a member of Cromwell's ParHament, and Colonel in the army of the Commonwealth. His mother. 
Patience Hart, was a sister of Thomas Hart, of EnfieM, Middlesex, Eng., merchant, one of the twenty-four 
East Jersey proprietors. Richard Ashfield married in New York, August 5, 1687, ^aria, dau. of Warner 
and Anna Elizabeth (Masschop) Wesselszen ; she was bap. October 24, 1660, He was a merchant, a mem- 
ber of the Church of England, and on the 19th of March, 1695, with Thomas Clark, Robert Lurting and 
others, pet tioned " for license to purchase a piece of land without the north gate of the city of New York, 
between the Kings garden and the burying ground, on which to erect a Protestant Episcopal Church." In 
April, 1701, he applied for the place of Comptroller of Customs in New York, and probably died tlic same 
year. He had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York six children, viz. : 

1. Anna Elizabeth Ashfield, bap. May 23, 1688 ; died in infancy. 

2. Anna Elizabeth A-shfield, bap. December 25, i6gi. 

3. Maria Ashfield, bap. May 27, 1694 ; died in infancy. 

4. Richard Ashfikld, bap, Dec. 15, 1695. He is the person noticed in the text, Thomas Hart, above 
named, dying after 1700, his rights in East Jersey descended to his sister and heir, Patience Ashfield, from 
whom they descended to her grandson and neir, Richard Ashfield, of whom we now speak. In Sept., 1725, 
he was appointed Receiver-General of the Board of Proprietors of East Jersey ; was in business as a mer- 
chant in New York,_ in August, 1732 ; appointed Sheriff of the city by Rip Van Dam, Sept. 29, 1736, for tlie 
ensuing year, and in 1740 was recommended by Gov. Morris for a seat in the New Jersey Council. He 
married Isabella, dau. of Gov. Lewis and Isabella (Graham) Morris. His will was proved July 37, 1743 ; 
names wife Isabella : children, Lewis Morris Ashfield, Richard Morris Ashfield, and Mary and Isabella 
Ashfield. In 1745, his brother-in-law, Robert Hunter Morris, held his lands in New Jersey, in trust for his 

5. Patience Ashfield, bap. Sept. 4, 1698.^ 

6. Maria Ashfield, bap. Dec. 10, 1701. 


New York, and for some time member of the Council of New Jersey. He 
died April 2, 1756. She died April, 1760. 

Samuel Provoost and Maria Spratt' had issue : 

1. Maria Provoost, bap. August 17, 1712 ; died young. 

2. John Provoost, bap. Jan. 10, 1714; m. about 1741, Eve, dau. of 
Harmanus and Catharine (Meyer) Rutgers. He died Sept. 24, 1767. 
She died about the year 1788. They had five children, the eldest of whom 
was the Rt. Rev. Samuel Provoost, D.D., Rgctor of Trinity Church 1784- 
1800, and first Bishop of the State of New York. 

3. David Provoost, bap. June 19, 1715 ; died in 1741, unmarried. 
James Alexander and Maria Spratt', the widow of Samuel Provoost, 

had issue four daughters and one son, viz. : 

1. Mary Alexander, born in 1721 ; m. Nov. 3, 1739, Peter Van 
Brugh, son of Philip and Catharine (Van Brugh) Livingston ; he was bap. 
in Albany, Nov. 3, 17 10; a prominent merchant in New York, and died 
in 1793; she died in New York Sept. 24, 1767, and was buried in the 
family vault in Trinity Church. They had twelve children baptized in the 
Dutch and Presbyterian Churches in New York ; the first five in the former, 
and the others in the latter, viz. : 

1. Philip Livingston, bap. Nov. 12, 1740. 

2. Maria Livingston, bap. May 27,1 742 ; died in infancy. 

3. Catharina Livingston, bap. October 2, 1743. 

4. James Alexander Livingstoh, bap. Oct. 10, 1744; died 


5. Maria Livingston, bap. Oct. 29, 1746. 

6. Peter Van Brugh Livingston, born March 31, bap. April 5, 


7. Sarah Livingston, born April 30, bap. May 18, 1755. 

8. William Alexander Livingston, born Feb. 10, bap. Feb. 20, 


9. Susanna Livingston, born March 23, bap. April 5, 1759. 

10. Elizabeth Livingston, born June 20, bap. June 28, 1761. 

11. James Alexander Livingston, born July 27, bap. Aug. 14, 

' 12. Ann Livingston, born Sept. 14, bap. Oct. 4, 1767. 

2. William Alexander, born December 27, 1725 ; called Earl of Stir- 
ling ; eminently distinguished for his bravery and patriotism ; a Major- 
General in the Army of the United States during the Revolution. He m. 
March r, 1 748, Sarah, dau. of Philip and Catherine (Van Brugh) Living- 
ston ; she was bap. in Albany, Nov. 7, 1725, and died in 1804; he died 
in the U. S. service at Albany, Jan. 15, 1783. They had two daughters 
bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, viz. : i. Mary Alexander, bap. 
April 12, 1749; "she was commonly called Lady Mary Alexander; m. 
Robert, eldest son of John and Ann (De Lancey) Watts ; he wa^ born Aug. 
23, 1743; grad. King's Col., 1760, and died in Phila., Sept. 16, 1814; we^s 
buried in Trinity Churchyard, "New York. 2. Catherine Alexander, bap. 
March 18, 1753; usually called Lady Catherine ; m. July 27, 1779, Col. 
William Duer, born in England, March 18, 1747 ; he came to New York 
as early as 1 768 ; filled various public offices in the Colony and State ; was 
an active patriot during the war of the Revolution ; a delegate to the Con- 
tinental Congress 1777-S ; Secretary of the Treasury Board until the organ- 
ization of the U. S. Treasury Department in 1 789, and Assistant Secrc - 



tary of the Treasury under Alexander Hamilton until 1 790. He died in 
New York, May 7, 1 799. 

3. Elizabeth Alexander; m. John Stevens, a merchant, in 1756, and 
prominent citizen of Perth Amboy, N. J. In Jmie, 1763, he was appointed 
one of the New Jersey Council ; he died in Hunterdon Co. in 1792 ; she 
died at Clermont, Livingston Manor, in 1800. They had one son and two 
daughters, viz. : 

1. John Stevens, born 1750; he died March 6, 1838, leaving 

four sons : Edwin A., John C, Robert L., and James H. ; 
and four daughters :. Elizabeth J., who m. Thomas A. Cono- 
ver ; Harriet, m. Joshua R. Sands ; Esther B., and Sophia 
C. Van Cortlandt. 

2. Elizabeth Stevens, m. Sept. 9, 1770, Chancellor Robert 

R. Livingston. 

3. Mary Stevens. 

4. Catherine Alexander, third dau. of James and Mary (Spratt) 
Alexander ; m. first Elisha, son of Hon. John and Janet (Johnstone) 
Parker, of Perth Amboy, N. J. ; he studied law under James Alexander, 
Esq., and was licensed to practise May 3, 1745 j he died of consumption 
March 14, 1751, in his 47th year, leaving no issue. His widow m. second, 
December 21, 1758, Major Walter Rutherfurd, of the British Army, 
who served in the French war in the campaign on Lake Ontario, and in 
Canada. He settled in New York, from whence he removed to New 
Jersey. (?) After their marriage they went to housekeeping in " the 
Broadway," their residence being on the corner of Vesey Street, the present 
site of the Astor House. His wife died in June, r8oi. His will is dated 
April 18, 1801 ; proven Jan. 18, 1804; describes himself, "son of Sir John 
Rutherfurd of that Ilk in Roxburghshire, North Britain, being at present 
in the 78th year of my age ; " names wife Catherine and " Major General 
Mathew Clarkson, the worthy father of my grand daughter, Mary Ruther- 
furd Clarkson ; " son John and grandson Robert Walter Rutherfurd, and 
his nephew John Rutherfurd, of Edgerton, son of his elder brother John ; 
also his nephew John Rutherfurd, of Messburnford. Appoints Mathew 
Clarkson and his son John executors. Issue : 

r. John Rutherfurd, born Sept. 21, 1760; grad. Princeton 
Col. in the class of 1776 ; m. Helen, dau. of Gen. Lewis 
Morris, of Morrisania, and settled in New York City, where 
he engaged in the practice of law. He subsequently re- 
moved to New Jersey, from which State he was a Senator of 
the United States from 1791 101798. " He was , the last 
survivor of the Senators in Congress during the administra- 
tion of Washington." He died at Edgerton, N. J., Feb. 23, 
1840. He had one son and four daughters, viz. : Robert 
Walter, m. Sabina Morris; Helen Sarah, m. Peter G. 
Stuyvesant; Mary; Louisa; and Anne, who m. in i8i3Dr. 
John Watt's, son of Robert and Mary (Alexiinder) Watts. 
Dr. Watts was born in New York, in Dec, 1,785, and 
became an eminent practitioner of medicine in his native city, 
where he died, P'eb. 4, 1831. 
2. Mary Rutherfurd, born Nov. 4, 1761; baptized by Dr.. 
Barclay, the Earl of Stirling godfather, Mrs. Rutherfurd, of 



Edgerton, by her daughter Elinor, proxy, and Miss S. Alex- 
ander, godmothers. She m. May 24, 1785, Genl. 
Mathew Clakson (see page 93), and died, July 2, 1786, 
leaving one dau., Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, born July 2, 
1786 ; she ni. July 29, 1807, Peter Augustus Jay, eldest son 
of Governor John Jay, and died Dec. 24, 1838 ; he was 
born Jan. 24, 1776 ; grad. at Columbia Coll., 1794; studied 
law in the office of Peter Jay Munro, and became eminent 
in his profession ; represented the county of New York in 
the Assembly in 1816; Recorder of the city, 1819-20; 
member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1821, 
and for many years President of the New York Historical 
Society, and trustee of Columbia College ; He died Feb. 20, 
1843. Their children were : John Clarkson Jay, M.D. ; 
Peter Augustus Jay ; Mary Jay, who m. Frederick Prime ; 
Sarah Jay, who m. William Dawson ; Catharine Helena Jay, 
ni. Henry A Dubois, M.D. ; Anna Maria Jay, m. Henry E. 
Pierrepont, Esq., of Brooklyn ; Susan Matilda Jay, m. 
Mathew Clarkson ; and Elizabeth Clarkson Jay. 

5. Susannah Alexander ; m. John Reid. 

iv. Catharina Sprait, bap. Oct. 25, 1696 ; died young.) 

Maria Varleth°, widow of Paulas Schrick, married her third husband, 
WiLLEM Teller, of Fort Orange (Albany), according to the records of the 
Ref. Dutch Church of Brooklyn,* May 4, 1664. It would seem from the 
register of the New York church that they were married April 9, 1664, but 
this must have been the date of the publication of their marriage banns, as 
more clearly appears from the time and place at which the following paper 
was executed : 

"In the name of the Lord Amen, be it known that in the year of our 
Lord Jesus Christ sixteen hundred and sixty-four, the 19th day of April, 
appeared before nie Johannes La Montague, in the the service of, etc., the 
honorable Willem Teller, widower of the late Margariet Donckesen, who 
declares in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, that for God's honor 
he has contracted a future marriage with Maria Verlet, widow of the late 
Paulus Schrick, and before the consumation of the same, he, the subscriber, 
has made up and exhibited for the seven remaining children of Margariet 
Donckesen (the subscribers late wife), the sum of three thousand five 
hundred carolus guilders in beaver's price, exclusive of all debts hitherto 
made, which he undertakes to pay, to be distributed as follows, to wit : to 
Anderies Teller aged 22 years, Helena Teller 19 years, Martjen ? 16 years, 
Elysabeth Teller 1 2 years, Jacob Teller 9 years, Willem Teller 7 years, and 
Johannes Teller 5 years, being her matrimonial inheritance, and for the 
payment of the aforesaid sum, the subscriber offers all his estate personal 
and real, as a pledge and mortgage ; to which end said subscriber appoints, 
as guardians, the honorable Sander Leendertse Glen f and Pieter Loocker- 

* Were they married in Brooklyn or New Amsterdam? I think it probable in the latter place, and by 
Domine Selyns, who was then the minister at Stuyvesant's Bouwery, as well as of the Brooklyn congrega- 
tion. His performance of the ceremony accounts for the entry of their marriage in the Brooklyn church 

t Sander Leendertse Glen married Catalvn Doncassen or Dongan, sister of Willem Teller's first wife. 


mans, uncles of said children ; in the meantime the subscriber shall remain 
holden to bring up the aforesaid children, to wit, the minors, in the fear of 
the Lord, to teach them to read and write ; furthermore, to maintain them 
in food and clothing, until their majority and marriage, without any diminu- 
tion of their ijiatrimonial [maternal ?] estate ; all which the subscriber 
promises to do, without craft or guile, pledging therefor his person and 
estate, real and personal, present and future. 

"Thus done in the village of Beverwyck, in the presence of the honor- 
able Evert Wendel and Johannes Provoost, as witnesses hereto called, of 
date ut supra. 


" Evert Janse Wendel, as witness. 

^^ Johannes Provoost, witness. 

" Acknowledged before me, 

" La Montagne, Commis. at Fort Orange." * 

William Teller,! born in 1620, came to New Netherland in 1639, and 
settled at Albany. He was one of the proprietors of Schenectady in 1662, 
though he probably never resided there. He was engaged in trade in 
Albany, and removed to New York in 1692, he and his wife Maria becom- 
ing members of the Dutch Church there December ist of that year. In 
his will, dated March 19, 1698, proved May 23, 1701, he mentions his wife 
Mary and following named children : Andrew ; Helena Rombout ; 
to "the two children of Mary Van Aelen," his deceased daughter, without 
naming them ; Elizabeth Vanderpoel ; William and Johannes Teller ; Jan- 
neke Schuyler, and Susanna Brockholes, his daughter-in-law ; Anna Mar- 
gareta, daughter of his son Jacob Teller, deceased ; and speaks of his son 
Casper Teller, deceased. Appoints his sons Andrew, William, and Johan- 
nes, executors. 

The will of Mary Teller [nee Maria Varleth'] of the city of New York, 
relict of William Teller, dec"", is dated Nov., 1701, proved Sept. 21, 1702 ; 
names children of her eldest daughter, Susanna Brockholst, viz. : Mary, 
Henry, Judy, Susanna, and Jannetie Brockholst ; also the children of her 
youngest daughter, Jannetie Schuyler, dec'^, viz. : Margareta, Philip, Mary, 
and Casparus Schuyler. Appoints as executors her brother-in-law, Col. 
Nicholas Bayard, and in case of his death, his son, Mr. Samuel Bayard ; 
her son-in-law. Major Anthony Brockholst, and in case of his death, his 
then widow, Susanna Brockholst ; and her son-in-law, Capt. Arent Schuy- 
ler, and in case of his death, his brother, Capt. Brant Schuyler. 

William Teller, Sen., and his first wife Margaret Donckesen or 
Dunces, had issue, viz. : 

I. Andries Teller, born 1642; m. May 6, 1.671, Sophia Van Cort- 
i.ANDT, dau. of Olof Stevense and Ann (Loockermans) Van Cortlandt. He 
was a merchant and magistrate for many years at Albany, where his chil- 
dren were born and bapti«ed. In 1692 he and his wife removed to New 
York, and became communicants of the Dutch Church here on the ist of 
December of that year. He made his will May 18, 1700, proved Nov. 9, 
1702, in which he mentions his wife Sophia, eldest son Andries, and dau. 
Margrieta ; his son, Oliver Stephen, who was bap. in Albany Nov. 29, 
1685, is not named in the will. 

* Pearson's Early Records of the Cifir and County of Albany, pp. 345-6. 

t See N. Y. G. & B. Record, Vol. II., p. 139, and Pearson's First Settlers of Albany. 


Andries and Sophia (Van Cortlandt) Teller had issue : 

i. Andries Teller, who m. about 1699 Anna Verplanck, dau. 
of Gelyn and Hendrickje (Wessels) Verplanck; she was 
bap. Sept. 15, 1680; they had bap. in the Dutch Church 
in New York one son, Andries, Feb. 2, 1701. In his will, 
dated Sept. 3, 1702, proved Nov. 9, 1702, he is styled 
merchant; names his only son, Andrew Teller,* his 
brother, Oliver Stephen, sister Margaret, and his mother, 
Sophia Teller, widow, 
ii. Margrieta Teller. 

iii. Oliver Stephen Teller, bap. in Albany Nov. 29, 1685. 
His second name, Stephen, is dropped in the record of his 
marriage and baptism of his children. He m. Oct. 1 2, 
1712, Cornelia De Peyster, dau. of Isaac and Maria 
(Van Baal) De Peyster;. she was bap. Oct. 30, 1690. 
They had ten children baptized in the Dutch Church in 
New York, viz. : i. Margareta, March 18, 1713 ; z. Johan- 
nes, Aug. 21, 1715 ; 3. Margareta, Dec. 25, 1716 ; 4. Cor- 
neha, March 29, 1719; 5. Oliver, Feb. 12, 1721 ; 6. Isaac, 
Oct. 21, 1722; 7. Andries, Feb. 21, 1724; 8. Maria, Feb. 
17, 1725; 9. Johannes, April 6, 1726; and 10. Sophia, 
Aug. 20, 1729. 
2. Helena Teller, born 1645 j ™- first, Cornelis Bogardus, son of 
Rev. Everardus and Anneke (Janse) Bogardus ; he was bap. Sept. 9, 1640, 
and died in 1666. His widow married second, Jan Hendrickse Van 
Baal [Van Balen], free trader, in Beverwyck (Albany), 1661-78. She 
became a communicant of the Dutch Church in New York August 29, 
1683, and was then the widow of Van Baal. She married third, Sept. 26, 
1683, Francois Rombout or Rombouts, Mayor of New York in 1679. He 
was a merchant and had been married twice before ; ist, on the 31st day of 
May, 1665, to Aeltje Wessels, and 2d, Aug. 8, 1675, to Anna Elizabeth 
Masschop, the widow of Warnar Wessels. He died in 1691, his will bear- 
ing date Jan. 20, 1690, proved March 3, 1707 ; names his wife, Helena 
Teller, and dau. Catharina, "gotten by his said wife," to whom he be- 
queaths his entire estate, which included a large landed property in the' 
present town of Fishkill, Duchess Co., N. Y. His widow Helena made her 
will Nov. 20, 1706, proved March 4, 1707, in which she mentions her 
eldest son, Cornelis Bogardus ; her youngest dau., Catharina, wife of Roger 
Brett; son, Henry Van Bael ; daughters, Maria, wife of Isaac De Peyster; 
Margaret, wife of Nicholas Evertsen ; Helena wife of Gualtherus Du Bois ; 
Rachel, wife of Petrus Bayard, arid "Hannah, who is non compos mentis.''' 
Cornelis and Helena (Teller) Bogardus had issue : 

i. Cornelis Bogardus, who m. Rachel De Witt, dau. of 
Tjerck Claezen De Witt, of Esopus, and had Jenneken, 
bap. May 13, 1694, in the Dutch Church in New York. 
He died Oct. 13, 1707. 
Jan Hendrickse and Helena (Teller) Van Baal had issue : 

i. Henry Van Baal, who died before 17 16, probably without 

• This is probably the Andrew Teller who m. Sept. is, 1722, Catharine Vandewater, and had bap. in 
the Dutch Church in New York, Andries, Nov. 25, 1726, and Catharina, Dec. 4, 1728, and probably settled 
soon alter at Fishkill. N. Y, 


ii. Maria Van Baal, m. Dec. 27, 1687, Isaac De PeysteR, and 
had issue bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, viz. : 
I. Cornelia, Oct. 20, 1689; 2. CorneHa, Oct. 30, 1690; 

3. Johannes, Jan. 8, 1693; 4. Helena, Jan. 30, 1695; 5. 
Isaac, April 11, 1697 ; 6. Maria, March 19, 1699; 7. Abra- 
ham,; July 6, 1 701; 8. Jacobus, Sept. 5, 1703; 9. Hen- 
dricus, Dec. 12, 1705; and 10. Hendricus, Dec. 15, 1706. 

iii. Margaret Van Baal, m. 1697, m. 1. dated Dec. 13 of that 
year, Capt. Nicholas Evertsen, mariner, of New York. 
She joined the Dutch Church in New York March i, 1693. 
They had two sons baptized there, viz. : Nicolaas, May 
29, 1699, and JohanneSj Jan. 29, 1701. 

iv. Helena Van Baal, m. Jan. i, 1700. Do. Gualterus Du 
Bois, son of Rev. Peter Du Bois, of Amsterdam. She 
joined the Dutch Church in New York "upon confession 
of faith," Sept. 3, 1696. Her husband survived her many 
years. He was called as minister to the Ref. Dutch 
Church in New York in 1699, his name appearing upon 
the church register October 26, of that year. He minis- 
tered here for nearly fifty-two years, preaching for the last 
time on the 2Sth of Sept., 1751. He was taken ill that 
evening, and died on the 9th of October following, in 
the eighty-first yea? of his age. His remains were -in- 
terred in the Old Dutch Church in Garden Street. They 
had six children bap. in the New York Dutch Church, viz. : 

1. Elizabeth, Nov. 29, ,1700; 2. Johannes Petfus, Sept. 
20, 1702 ; 3. Gualterus, July 25, 1705 ; 4. Johannes, April 
II, 1708, m. Oct. II, 1730, his cousin Helena,, dau. of 
Peter Bayard; 5. Elizabeth, Oct. 26, 1712 ; and 6. Isaac, 
June 12, 1715. Isaac Du Bois became a physician, and 
m. Dec. 10, 1740, Margarita Nicoll, by whom he had one 
son and two daughters bap. in the Dutch Church in New 
York ; their youngest dau., Margareta, bap. Jan. 15, 1746, 
was a posthumous child, her father, Dr. Isaac Du Bois, 
having died, " a gentleman of a fair character, and univer- 
sally lamented," on the 9th of Nov., 1745. 

v. Rachel Van Baal, m. first, Oct. 5, 1699, Betrus Bayard, 
probably the son of Petrus and Blandina (Kierstede) Bay- 
ard. They had four sons and one dau. bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York, viz.: i. Petrus, August 14, 1700; 

2. Helena, Det. 9, 1702; 3. Johannis, Oct. 8, i7t>4; 

4. Samuel, July 14, 1706; and 5. Hendrikus, Feb. 25, 
1708. Rachel Van Baal, the vvidow of Petrus Bayard, 
m. second, Henry Wileman, and had bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York one dau., Rachel, Jan. 28, 17 19. 

vi. Hannah Van Baal, mentioned in her mother's will as non 
compos mentis. 
Francis and Helena (Teller) Rombout had issue : 

i. Jannetie Rombout, bap. Sept. 5, 1684; d. young, 
ii. Catharina Rombout, bap. May 25, 1687; m. 1703, m. 1. 
dated Nov. 25 of that year, Roger Brett. They had one 
son bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, viz. : Thomas, 


bap. March 11, 1705. Roger Brett settled at Fishkill, in 
Duchess County, N. Y., upon lands bequeathed to his wife 
by her father. He and his wife built the first grist-mill in 
that county, which was known after his death, far and wide, 
as " Madam Brett's Mill," and which was at that period a 
point of considerable local importance. He was killed in 
1 72 1, on board of a sloop going from New York to Fish- 
kill, by being struck by the boom of the vessel.* His 
widow Catharina made her will Dec. 13, 1763, proven 
March 14, 1764, in which she names her eldest son, Francis 
Brett ; her son, Robert, and his five children, viz. : Mat- 
thew, Francis, Rombout, Sarah, and Robert ; also her two 
youngest grandsons, Theodorus, son of Francis, and 
Robert, son of Robert Brett. Appoints her son, PVancis 
Brett, Col. John Brinckerhoff, Capt. Eleazer Dubois, and 
Peter Dubois, of Rombout Precinct, executors, 
iii. Johannes Rombout, bap. June 12, 1689; died young. 

3. Maria Teller, born 1648 ; m. first Pieter Van Alen, trader, of 
Albany, about 1667. He died January 1674, leaving two sons, Johannes 
and Willem. His widow m. second (Pieter?) Loockermans in 1676. 

4. Elizabeth Teller, born 1652 ; m. first Abraham Van Tricht, of 
Albany, by whom she had two daus., Magdalena,bap. at Albany Oct. 21, 
1683, who m. Nov. 28, 1703, Abraham I^3.nsing ; and Helena, bap. at 
Albany May 30, 1686. There was an Elizabeth Van Tricht who may have 
tbeen an elder dau., who m. July 28, 1703, in New York, Michael Fal- 
lon, and had bap. in the Dutch Church there, Helena, Feb. 6, 1706, and 
Jacobus, July 27, 1707. On the 29th of June, 1692, at Albany, Elizabeth, 
widow of Abraham Van Tricht, m. Melgert Wynantse Vanderpqel, 
widower of Ariaantje Verplanck, bytwhom she had bap. at Albany, Willem, 
March 19, 1693, and Ariaantje, Nov. 17, 1695. 

5. Jacob Teller, born 1655 ; m. Oct. 24, 1683, Christina Wessels, 
,dau. of .Warner ;and .Anna Elizabeth (Masschop) Wessels; she was bap. 
March 5, 1662. They had two children bap. in the Dutch Church ;in 
New York; Willem, Dec. 22, 1689, and Anna Margareta, August i, 1694, 
-who married Sept. .25, 1710, Dirk Egbertse, and had three children hap. 
.in New York, viz. : i. Christina Egbertse, Sept. 23, 171 1 ; 2. Egbert 
Fgbertse, Oct. 14, 1713, and 3. Maria Egbertse, June 6, 1722. Jacob 
Teller, mariner, made his will Aug. 17, 1696, proved April 23, 1697, in 
,which he mentions wife Christina, dau. Anna Margaret, his brother William 
Teller, Jr., and brothers-in-law Richard Ashfield and Isaac De Riemer. 
Appoints ;his ,wife executrix. His widow Christina made her will Sept. 1 7, 
1698, proved 1698, in which she speaks of her dau. Anna Margaret Teller ; 

her brother Gerardus Wessels, and sisters Gertruyd Wessels, .viiidow of' , 

minister ; Maria Wessels, wife. of Richard Ashfield, and Aeltie We5sels,wife 

jof Isaac De Jliemer. 

6. Willem Teller, Jr., born 1657 ; m. in New York, Nov. 19, j686, 
'Rachel Kierstede, dau. of Dr. Hansand Sara (Roelofs) Kiersfede ; she 
was bap. Sept. 13, 1665. They both joined the Dutch Church in New 
York, '•' gekomen van N. Albanien," Sept. i, 1689. They had bap.^ in 
New York eight children, viz. : 

* Smith's History of Duchess Co., p. 178. 


i. Margareta Teller, bap. Aug. 17, 1687; died young. 

ii. WiLLEM Teller, bap. Sept. 1, 1689 ; died young. 

iii. WiLLEM Teller, bap. Dec. 25, 1690 ; m. Maria Kennef 
(Kennich, Kennip, Van Tricht, ? m. 1. dated Jan. 19, 
1 706, of William Teller and Maria Van Tricht), and had 
Willem, bap. in New York, March 24, 1714. 

iv. Hans or Johannes Teller, bap. March 12, 1693 ; m. in 
New York, April 23, 1719, Catharina Van Tilburg, dau. 
of Pieter and Elizabeth (Van Hoogten) Van Tilburg ; she 
was bap. July 7, 1700. They had bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York, Willem, May 26, 1720, and Petrus 
August 24, 1722. 

V. Margariet Teller, bap. Feb. 2, 1696; m. May 25, 1717, 
Jacobus Stoutenburg, son of Tobias and Anna (Van 
Rollegom) Stoutenburg ; he was bap. June 7, 1696. They 
had bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, Tobias, Feb. 
12, 1718; Rachel, March 16, J720 ; Willem, June 3, 1722 ; 
Anna, Nov. 11, 1724, and Margrietje, April 14, 1734. 

vi. Jacobus Teller, bap. Jan. 18, 1699 ; died young, 
vii. Andries Teller, bap. Jan. 25, 1702 ; died young, 
viii. Jacobus Teller, bap. August 29, 1703. 

7. Johannes Teller, born 1659 ; m. Aug. 18, 1686, Susanna, dau. of 
Capt. Johannes Wendel, of Albany. He was a farmer at Schenectady, 
and at the burning of the village in 1690 was carried away captive by the 
French and Indians to Canada. He was much reduced in property by 
that event, in consideration of which, his father conveyed to him on the 
20th of June, 1 700, a house lot, and his lands in Schenectady. He made 
his will May 15, 1725, and spoke of sons Johannes,' Willem, and Jacob; 
and daughters Margareta, wife of Jacob Schermerhorn ; Maria, wife of 
Abraham Glen ; and Annatie, wife of Harmanus Vedder. He died May 
28, 1725.* 

William Teller, Sen., and his second wife, Maria Vareth", had issue, 
viz. : 

8. Casper Teller, born at Albany. Certificates dated Sept. 16, 1692, 
that he had transported men from Albany to New York, with their ac- 
coutrements, etc., are noticed in the Calendar of N. Y. Hist. MSS., English, 
from which it may be inferred that he was a skipper on the North River. 
He was a sponsor at the bap. in New York, Sept. 18, 1692, of Jenneken, 
dau. of Major Anthony Brockholst, and had deceased before March 19, 
1698, the date of his father's will. 

9. Jannetie (Johanna) Teller, m. at Albany Nov. 26, 1684, Capt. 
Arent Schuyler, son of Col. Philip Pieterse and Margarita (Van Schlich- 
tenhorst) Schuyler. He was born in 1661, was a trader, and removed 
from Albany to New York, as early as 1694, himself and wife joining the 
Dutch Church there on the 28th of February of that year. She died June 
22, 1700. He married second, m. 1. dated Dec. 12, 1702, Swantie Dyck- 
huyse. His third wife was Maria Walters, f of New York, and perhaps 
the second dau. of Robert and Catharina (Leisler) Walters. 

In 1696 or 7, Capt. Schuyler having purchased with others, as stated 
ante, page 90,' a tract of land in what is now known as Pompton Plains, 

* Pearson's First Settlers of Schenectady, p. i8p. 

t MS. Notes by the late S. Alofsen, of Jersey City, in Dr. Rogers' Hist. Discourse, Albany, 1857, now in 
possession of Dr. Samuel S. Purple, of New York. 



Morris Co., N. J., settled there in company with his brother-in-law, Major 
Anthony Brockholst. They located themselves, according to Mr. Schenck's 
statement, near to each other, on the east side of the river, just below the 
steel-works; Brockholst on the spot where Majpr William Colfax now re- 
sides (1871), and Schuyler, as near as can be ascertained, on the site of 
the residence of Dr. William Colfax. They were thus, in all probability, 
the pioneers in the settlement of this region, and the first to open up what 
was then a wilderness, "unless the tradition that Joost Beam settled at 
Wynockie as early as 1660 is true."* 

How long he remained here is not known, but in April 1710, he had 
become a resident of New Barbadoes Neck,f in Bergen Co., N. J., where 
he lived until his death, which probably occurred in the latter part of the 
year 1730. His will is dated Dec. 17, 1724, with codicil Oct. 30, 1730; 
proven February 27, 1730-1. He had issue, twelve children, six by his first 
wife, and the mother of the others we are unable to identify. 

1. Margareta Schuyler, bap. at Albany Sept. 27, 1685. 

2. Phillipus Schuyler, bap. at Albany Sept. 11, 1687; m. 

about 1713, Hester, dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth Kingsland, 
of New Barbadoes, N. J. Will dated April 9, 1760, proved 
Jan. 27, 1764. In 1755, a division of part of the land which 
he inherited from his father, called the " Upper Pacquanac 
Patent" at Pompton, N. J., was made between him and 
Harry Brockholst (to whom the right had come from his 
father) and the sons of Samuel Bayard, the son and heir-at- 
law of Col. Nicholas Bayard. On part of this tract some of 
his descendants are yet living. He \\zA issue : \. Johanna, 
"uorn Sept. 2, 1713 ; ni. June 24, 1741, Isaac Kingsland. 
2. Arent, born Feb. 23, 1715 ; m. first, Oct. i, 1741, Helena, 
dau. of Gerrit and Annetje (Sip) Van Wagenen, of Acquack- 

anonck, N. J. ; m. second, Rachel . 3. Isaac, born 

April 26, 1 716; died in infancy. 4. Philip, born Dec. 23, 
1 71 7; married and had sons, Philip and Garret. 5. Isaac, 
born Sept. 8, 1719 ; married and had son. Major Schuyler. 
6. Elizabeth, born Feb. 22, 1721 ; m. Rev. Benjamin Van 
der Linde ; marriage bond dated Nov. 9, 1 748. 7. Pieter, 

born June 7, 1723; m. Mary , d. s. p. Oct. 18, 1808. 

8. Hester, born April 12, bap. at Hackensack, June 29, 
1725; m. Teunis Dey. 9. Maria, born Sept. 11, 1727. 10. 

Jenneke, born Oct. 26, 1728; m. Board; resided at 

Wesel. II. Johannis, born June 4, 1730; died in infancy; 
and 12. Casparus, born Dec. 10, 1735 ; m. and had one dau., 
Hester, who m. Genl. William Colfax, of Pompton, Captain 
Commandant of Washington's life Guard ; ni. 1. dated Sept. 
I, 1783; he was the grandfather of Schuyler Colfax, late 
Vice-President of the United States. 

3. Maria Schuyler, bap. at Albany Oct. 6, 1689. 

4. JuDiK Schuyler, bap. at Albany March 13, 1692 ; died 


5. Casparus Schuyler, bap. in New York May 5, 1695; mar- 

ried and settled in Burlington, N. J. Among his children 
was Arent, who m. Jane . 

* Schenck's Hist. Discourse at Pompton Plains, 1871. t Winfield's Hist, of Hudson Co., N. J., p. 533 


6. WiLHELMUs Schuyler, bap. in New York June 2, 1 700 ; died 


7. Olivia Schuyler, mentioned in her father's will, but dead at 

that time, leaving issue. 

8. John Schuyler, m. Jan. i, 1739, Ann Van Rensselaer. 

Will dated Dec. 22, 1772 ; proved Feb. 12, 1773. He re- 
ceived by his father's will his lands on New Barbadoes Neck, 
and left them to his son Arent J., who was born Oct., 1746, 
and m. Nov. 2, 1772, his cousin Swan Schuyler; he died 
Oct. 28, 1803. 

9. Peter Schuyler, born about 17 10; m. Mary, dau. of John 

Walter, of New York. Col. Peter Schuyler was one of the 
prominent men of New Jersey in his day, and a brave soldier 
who did honor to his country. A sketch of his life and mili- 
tary services will be found in Winfield's History of Hudson 
Co., N. J., pp. 536-541 — in the Schuyler Genealogy — to which 
we are indebted and the reader is referred. He died March 7, 
1762. He had issue, a dau., Catharine, who m. Archibald 
Kennedy, Earl of Casselis. She inherited her parents' prop- 
erty, and also that of the grandfather, John Walter, who was 
a man of great wealth. She was also the heiress of Richard 
Jones. She died without issue, and Kennedy m. second, 
Ann, dau. of Hon. John and Ann (De I>ancey) Watts, of 
New York. 

10. Adonijah Schuyler, m. Gertrude Van Rensselaer. By 

his fathei's will he received two tracts of land at Elizabeth- 
town Point. Will dated May 20, 1761; proved May 28, 
1762. He had seven children, viz. : i. Van Rensselaer; 
2. Mary; 3. Swan, m. Nov. 2, 1772, Arent Schuyler ; she 
died May 20, 1 801, aged 60 years; 4. John, m. Feb. 16, 
1769, Mary Hunter; 5. Peter; 6. Adonijah, a Lieut, in 
the British Navy, m. Susan Shields, of Plymouth, Eng., where 
he settled; 7. Philip, d. s. p. in 1795. 

11. Eva Schuyler, m. Peter Bayard, and died in 1737. 

12. Cornelia Schuyler, born June (?) 26, 1715 ; m. Dec. 19, 

1733, Pierre Guilliaume De Peyster, youngest son of 
Col. Abraham and Catharine De Peyster, of New York. He 
was born Jan. 15, 1707, and was the ancestor of the De 
Peyster family of New Jersey. They had issue, four sons and 
two daughters, viz. : i. Abraham De Peyster, born Feb. 22, 
1 734-5. 2. Arent Schuyler De Peyster, born July 19, 1 736 ; 
he entered the British Army on the loth of June, 1755, served 
in the 8th or King's Regiment of Foot, in which he was com- 
missioned a. Lieutenant in Sept., 1757, and rose in the various 
grades to the Colonelcy of the regiment in Oct., 1793. 3. 
Pierre De Peyster, born May 20, 1737 ; died July 28, 1737. 
4. Catharine Adriana De Peyster, born Sept. 29, 1738. 5. 
Swantia De Peyster, born Nov. 15, 1741 ; and 6. Pierre 
Guilliaume De Peyster, born March i, 1745-6; m. May 29, 
1 77 1, Berthiah, dau. of Samuel Hall, of Kingston upon 
Hull, York, Eng.* 

* De Peyster Genealogy, 


5 iv. Catharina Varleth," probably the third daughter of Casper 
Varleth ' and his wife Judith, was born in Amsterdam, and married, in New 
Amsterdam, August (?), 1657, Francoys De Bruyn (Bruyn, Browne). 
It has been supposed by some that this Francoys De Bruyn was identical 
with Francis Browne, or Frans Bruyn, a soldier at Cura^oa in 1643, and 
living, in 1647, in New Amsterdam ; but they were doubtless different per- 
sons, as the latter was from Yorkshire, while the former was a native of 
Amsterdam. Francoys or Francis De Bruyn was a member of the church in 
New Amsterdam prior to 1660. He removed to New Utrecht, L. I., as early 
as 1663 — was a Schepen there in 1663-1664, and in August, 1673, was 
appointed Secretary of the Five Dutch Towns on Long Island, and 
Auctioneer, vice Corteljoii, in January following, which is the last notice 
found of him. His wife, Catharina Varleth, probably deceased before 
September, 1662 — the date of the death of her father. They had the fol- 
lowing-named children baptized in the Church at New Amsterdam, viz. : 

1. Casparus De Bruyn, bap. Sept. 14, 1659. The sponsors 

at his baptism were Nicholaes Verleth and Otto Bagelaer. 

2. Agatha De Bruyn, bap. Jan. 26, 1661. The sponsors at her 

baptism were Johannes De Peyster and Anna Verleth. 

3. Jacob De Bruyn, bap. March 5, 1662. The sponsors at his 

baptism were Anthony De Mill and Anna Stuyvesants. 

6 v. Judith Varleth,' born in Amsterdam, was probably the youngest 
daughter of Casper" and Judith Varleth. Slje resided for some time with 
her parents at Hartford, Conn., and in 1662 was imprisoned there on a 
" pretended accusation of witchery." In that year Ann, daughter of John 
Cole, "who lived near a Dutch family" at Hartford, "was seized in a 
strange manner with F'its wherein her Tongue was improved by a Demon," 
&c., who confounded her language, so that she " made Uterances in 
Dutch of which Language she knew Nothing." * It was probably in this 
case the accusation of witchery was made against Judith Varleth. Through 
the interposition of Gov. Stuyvesant she escaped her peril, f and it is re- 
lated " that as soon as the suspected Witches were executed or fled Mrs. 
Cole was restored to Health." In happier hour, says the not always pro- 
saic Mr. Savage, Judith Varleth's power of fascination was sufficient to en- 
sure her marriage with Nicholas Bayard, one of the patrician families of 
the neighboring province of New York. She married May 23, 1666, in 
New York, Nicholas, son of Samuel Bayard and Anna Stuyvesant, born at 
Alphen, in Holland, who accompanied his widowed mother and uncle, 
Gov. Petrus Stuyvesant, to New Netherland in May, 1647. In 1654 he 
was Clerk in the Secretary's office at New Amsterdam, and possessing, 
with other scholarly attainments, a knowledge of the English language, was 
appointed, July i, 1657, English Secretary, and August 16, 1663, was made 
Commissary of Imports and Exports, vice Jacob Sam, who had returned to 
Holland. In August, 1673, he was commissioned Secretary of the Prov- 
ince, and, on the 20th of September following, Receiver-General. He was 
Mayor of New York in 1685, and for many years a prominent member of 

* Drake's Annals of Witchcraft in New England, p. 120-122. 

t Gov. Stuyvesant sent the Deputy Governor and General Court at Hartford, in October, 1662, the fol- 
lowing letter in her behalf ; " Honored and worthy Sirs : By this occasion of my brother in law [Nicholas 
Varleth] being necessitated to make a second voyage to ayd his distressed sister, Judith Varlet, imprisoned, 
as we are informed, upon pretend accusation of witchery, we realey believe, and,_ out of her well- 
known education, life, conversation, and profession of faith, we dare assure that she is innocent of such a 
horrible crimen, and wherefor, I doubt not he will now, as formerly, finde your honour's favor and ayde for 
the innocent." Gerard's Old Stadt Huys, p. 47. 


the Legislative Council. As the " Dutch head of the English party," he 
was among the most active of Leisler's opponents, and was imprisoned in 
the Fort by Leisler's orders for more than a year. Upon the arrival of 
Gov. Sloughter in New York, he was foremost in urging Leisler's execution. 
He was tried and condemned to death for high treason in March, 1701 ; 
but this judgment was reversed by Act of the Legislature during Lord 
Cornbury's administration. While ostensibly a brewer by occupation, he 
was from early youth an office-holder, and essentially a politician, with all 
the name implies. He died in 1709, leaving a large estate to his widow 
and only son Samuel ; and it may be regarded as a fitting conmientary 
upon the slackness of genealogical and biographical investigations in New 
York, that among his numerous and respectable descendants, male and fe- 
male, the biography of a man who filled so large a space in the early his- 
tory of the Colony remains unwritten. His will is dated May 9, 1707, in 
which he styles himself " of the city of New York Merchant," and names 
only his wife Judy, and son Samuel, whom he makes executors of his 

Nicholas and Judith (Varleth) Bayard had issue : 
I. Samuel Bayard, bap. Sept. 5, 1669 ; m. March 12, 1696, Mar- 
garita Van Cortlandt, dau. of Stephanus and Geertruyd (Schuyler) 
Van Cortlandt ; she was bap. July 29, 1674. He was a merchant in New 
York, and made his will April 10, 1745, probated May i, 1746, in which 
he mentions his two grandchildren, Nicholas and Margaret Van Dam, 
children of his deceased dau. Judith Van Dam ; his dau. Gertrude, wife of 
Peter Kemble ; dau. Margaret, wife of James Van Home ; dau. Ann, and 
his three sons, Stephen, Nicholas, and Samuel, whom he appoints execu- 
tors. He had issue eleven children, all of whom were bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York, except his dau. Geertruyd, viz. : 

1. Judith Bayard, bap. Dec. 13, 1696 ; m. Sept. i8, 1719, Rip 

Van Dam, Jr., son of Rip Van Dam and Sara Van der 
Spiegel. He was bap. October 7, 1694. They had 
bap. in the Dutch Church in New York : i. Margareta, 
bap. October 30, 1720; the sponsors at her baptism 
were Rip Van Dam, Sen.", and Margareta Bayard. 
She ni. Dec. 25, 1747, William Cockroft. 2. Nicholas, bap. 
March 25, 1722; the sponsors were Samuel Bayard and 
Sara Van Dam. He was prob. the Nicholas Van Dam who 
m. March 10, 1749, Sophia Van Home. 

2. Nicholas Bayard, bap. August 28, 1698 ; m. i'^' July 3, 

1729, Elisabeth Rynders, dau. of Barent and Hester 
(Leisler) Rynders. For a notice of their children see ante. 
Vol. Vll., p. 151. He m. 2'', Dec. 22, 1755, Margarita 
Van Beverhout, nee Margarita Langmat, the widow of 
Johannes GlaIIdiszen Van Beverhout, by whom he had 
issue, viz. : i. Elizabeth, bap. June 17, 1756; sponsors, 
Samuel Bayard and Miss Judith Bayard. 2. Anna, bap. 
June 21, 1758; sponsors, William Bayard, Francyntje 
Moor, his wife, and Samuel Bayard. 3. Stephanus, bap. 
July 16, 1760; 's^ow'ioxi,, Gerhardus Stuyvesant, Geertruy 
Van Cortland, his wife, and Joh^ Renselaar. 
The will of Nicholas Bayard of the City of New York,, Mer- 
chant, is dated Sept. 18, 1760; proved Dec. 30, 1765; 



names dau. Hester Van Cortlandt ; dau. Judith Van Rens- 
selaer ; son Nicholas, and children by his "last wife, Eliza- 
beth, Ann, and Stephen." Appoints his son, Nicholas, son- 
in-law John Van Cortland, Esq., son-in-law Jeremiah Van 
Ransalier, brother Samuel Bayard, and nephew William 
Bayard, Esq., executors. 

3. Stephanus Bayard, bap. May 31, 1700 ; m. March 12, 1725. 

Alida Vetch.* In his will, dated Jan. 31, 1753, with codi- 
cil Dec. 17, 1753 (4?), proved Feb. 9, 1757, lie styles him- 
self of Bergen County, East New Jersey, Yeoman (in the 
codicil, Gentleman), and mentions of his children only his 
eldest son, William ; dau. Margaret, and son, Robert. 
Speaks of his father, Samuel Bayard, and mother, Margaret 
Bayard. Appoints his son, William, his brother, Nicholas 
Bayard, and brother-in-law, Peter Schuyler, " with his said 
children as they shall respectively come to age," executors. 
He and his wife, Alida Vetch, had ten children bap. in the 
Dutch Church in New York, viz. : i. Samuel, bap. Jan. 16, 
1726 ; the sponsors were Samuel Bayard sxvA Mar greta Van 
Cortlandt, his wife. 2. Nicolaas, bap. Oct. 22, 1727; spon- 
sors, Samuel Vatch and Margreia Livenston [Livingston] , his 
wife. 3. William, bap. June 15, 1729 ; sponsors, Nicolaas 
Bayard and Margareta Vetch. 4. Stephen, bap. March Si 
1731 ; sponsors, Philip Livingston, Robert Livingston, and 
Judith Van Dam. 5. Stephanus, bap. Oct. 15,1732; spon- 
sors, Philip Van Kortland and Geertruyd Bayard, the wife 
of Pieter Kemble. 6. Nicolaas, bap. April 16, 1735 ; spon- 
sors, Samuel Bayard, Junior, and Margriet JLarden, the wife 
of Rob' Livingston. 7. Vetch, bap. Sept. 15, 1736; 
sponsors Gilbert Livingston and Catharina Van Brug, the 
wife of Philippus Livingston. 8. Nicolaas, bap. April 26, 
1738; sponsors, ./'^i'^'r Gamble [Kemble] and Miss Maria 
Brokholst. 9. Robert, bap. July 15, 1739; sponsors, 
Philip Livingston and Elisabet Rynders, the wife of Nicolaus 
Bayard. 10. Margarita, bap. Aug. 30, 1741 ; sponsors, 
James de Lancey and Margarita Livingston, widow of Saml. 

4. Geertruyd Bayard, bap. in the First Ref. Dutch Church at 

Hackensack, N. J., October 4, 1702 ; m. Peter KEMBLE.f 
They had two sons bap. in the Dutch Church in New York, 
viz. : I. Samuel, b?p. April 19, 1732 ; the sponsors at his bap- 
tism were Samuel Bayard and Margareta Van Cortland, his 
wife. 2. Richard, bap. Sept. 30, 1733; sponsors, Stephen 
Bayard and Judit Bayard, widow of R. V. Dam. 

5. Margreta Bayard, bap. Dec* 4, 1 706 ; died young. 

6. Margreta Bayard, bap. Dec. 15, 1708; died young. 

* Stkphen Bayard was probably twice married, his second wife being Eve Schuyler, whom he married 
prior to November, 1747. 

+ Peter Kemble was a member of the Council in New Jersey, and in 1732-5, probabiy longer, was a 
resident of New Brunswick. His eldest son, Samuel, according to the statement m Stevens' Chamber 
of Commerce Records, p. 139, was born at New Brunswick, though it appears by the records he was bap. 
in New York. His dau. Margaret, born about 1734-s, married Dec. 8, 1758, General Gage, who suc- 
ceeded, in 1763, Genl. Amherst, as Commander-in-Chief of the British forces m America. 



7. Samuel Bayard, ) ^ • , , , 

8. Jacobus Bayard, h""""' ''^''- """'^ '' '^"^ 

9. Samuel Bayard, bap. July 24, 1715. 

10. Margareta Bayard, bap. May 24, 1719 ; 111. Dec. 16, 1742, 
James Van Horne. They had three sons bap. in the Dutch 
Church in New York, viz. : i. Johannes, bap. Oct. 12, 1743 ; 
the sponsors at his baptism were Samuel Bayard and his 
wife Margritje Van Cortland. 2. Samuel, bap. April 22, 
1746 ; sponsors, John McEvers and Catliarina Van Horne, 
his wife. 3. James, bap. Nov. 15, 1747 ; sponsors, Stephen 
Bayard and Aafje Schuyler, his wife. 
II. Anna Bayard, bap. August 7, 1720. 


Thi5 name (not given in the following list of aliases) provokes inquiry, 
from the different forms in which it appears in tlie New York Dutch Church 
Baptismal Register, whether Claes Ditelofszen or Diedeloos may not 
have been the ancestor of the Doren family. Let us examine the record : - 

Claes Ditelofszen and his wife Aeltie Samsons had a son Ditelof, 
bap. Feb. i, 1662 ; their next child, daughter Catharyn, was bap. Dec. 31, 
1664 ; at her baptism his name is recorded Claes Dudloos ; on the 13th 
Feb., 1667, their second son Samson was baptized, the father's name being 
registered Claes Diedeloos. At each of these baptisms, Rutger Wil- 
lemszen was a sponsor. On the 12th of January, 1681, Didlof Doorn 
(called Doren in the Baptismal Register), married Elsje Jeuriaens, both 
living in the city suburbs. I suspect that this Didlof Doren was the 
eldest son of Claes Ditelofszen, who was bap. Feb. i, 1662. His first 
child, Diedlof (I follow the orthography of the record), was bap. May 25, 
1 68 1, Rutger Willemszen being present as one of the sponsors. Diedlof 
Doren' s other children were, Claes, bap. Feb. 7, 1683 ; Catharina, bap. 
May 4, 1684 ; Cornelis, bap. Nov. i, 1685 ; and Jeuriaen, bap. Sept. 14, 

To those interested in this family I suggest that it is not improbable that 
Claes Ditlo, or Didlo, was identically the Claes Ditelofszen above 
mentioned, and that he had a second wife Aeltje Rutgers, but when and 
where married I am uninformed. 

Claes Ditlo and his wife Aeltje Ruts, or Rutgers (who was proba- 
bly the dau. of Rutger Willemszen), had the following named children 
bap. in the Dutch Church, viz. : 

1. Gysbertie, bap. Nov. 6, 1675 ; sponsors, Ruthger Willems- 

zen and Magdalena. 

2. Geertruyd, bap. Oct. 10, 1677 ; sponsors, /oris Walgraef 

[George Walgrave, of London], Geertie Jans, and Magda- 
leentie Rutgers. 

3. Hans, bap. Oct. 30, 1680 ; sponsors, IVillem Wessels and 

Geertie Siecken. 




The following list gives all, or nearly all, the aliases of males that ap- 
pear in the Baptismal Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the city 
of New York, from 1639 to 1756. The dates at the end of each name 
denote the years in which the baptism of the children of the person men- 
tioned is recorded, and in which his two first names, or his first and sur- 
name, are given. Considerable care has been taken in making up the list, 
and it is offered as a help to "those engaged in tracing the pedigrees of the 
early Dutch Families of New York. 

Hendrick Abrahamszen Kerraer, 1680-1694 
Hendrick Abrahamszen Rycke, 1681-1692 
Isaac Abrahamszen Van Deursen, or Van 

Deusen, 1659-1670 
Jacob Abrahamszen Van Deursen, 1665. 
Jacob Abrahamszen Santvoort, 1667-1678 
Pieter Abrahamszen Van Deursen, 1667- 


Jan Adamszen Metselaer, 1658-1676 

Dirk Adolphszen De Groof, 1694-1707 

Ide Adrianszen Van Schaick. 1686-1692 
Jan Adrianszen Sip or Zip, 1684-1708 
Jan Adrianszen Van Duyvelant, 1658-1664 

Adriaen Albertszen Roos, 1678 
Leendert Albertszen De Graw, 1 685-1 703 
Hendrick Albertszen Bosch, 1661-1666 

Claes Arentszen Tours, 1685-1694 
Evert Arentszen Van Hoeck, 1687-1700 
Harmen Arentszen De Graw, 1686-1690 

(to 1704?) 
Isaac Arentszen Van Hoeck, 1687-1692 
Leendert Arentszen De Graw, 1699-1701 

Cornells Barentszen Van der Cuyl, 1655- 

Cornells Barentszen Van Wyck, 1677 
Jacob Barentszen Cool, 1668-1673 


Pieter Casparszen Van Naerden, 1652-1662 

Claes Claeszen Bording, 1650-1673 
Cornells Claeszen Van den Berg, 1696- 1697 

Cornells Claeszen Switzart, 1641-1655 
Dirck Claeszen Draeck, 1657-1659 
Hendrick Claeszen Vechten, 1691-1704 

Dirck Corneliszen Hooglant, 1666-1692 
Gerrit Corneliszen Van Westveen, or Van 

Veen, 1681-1683 
Ide Corneliszen Van Vorst, 1653-1662 
Jacob Corneliszen Stille, 1672-1692 
Jan Corneliszen Nieukerk, or Van Nieu- 

kerk, 1710-1727 
Jan Corneliszen Ryck, or De Ryck, 1658- 

Jan Corneliszen Van Texel, 1676-1678 
Jan Corneliszen Damen, of Boswyck, 1676^ 

Laiirens Corneliszen Koeck, or Cock, 1677- 



Cornells Cofszen Vroom, 1690 

Cornells Dirckszen Hoyer, 1690-1706 
Jan Dirckszen Meyer, 1652-1663 
Jan Dirckszen Stratemaecker, 1671-1685 
Jan Dirckszen Van Aernam, 1664-1680 
Jan Dirckszen Woertman (Brooklyn Ch. 
Rec), 1691-1698 

Gysbert Elbertszen Van Loenen, 1661-1678 

Arent Evertszen Keteltas, 1661-1674 
Jan Evertszen Carseboom, or Kerseboom, 

Jan Evertszen Keteltas, 1670-1683 

Dirck Franszen Van Dyck, 1675-1689 
Jacobus Franszen Van Dyck, 1678-1697 
Jan Franszen Van Huysen, 1640 
Thymen Franszen Van Dyck, 1682-1704 
Wessel Franszen Wessels, 1707-1721 



Salomon Fredrickszen Boog,' 1691-1694 

Claes Gerritszen Ravenstein, 1682-1703 
Cornells Gerritszen Van Home, 1 724-1 739 
Gysbert Gerritszen Van Brakel, 1672 
Hendrick Claeszen Gerritszen Vechten, 

Huybert Gerritszen Van den Berg, 1695- 

Jan Gerritszen Van Boxtel, 1656-1659 
Stoffel Gerritszen Van Laer, 1662-1682 
Willem Gerritszen Van Coiiwenhoven, 1662 

GiLLiszEN. See Jilliszen. 

Tennis Gysbertszen Bogaert, 1 655-1 668 
Wouter Gysbertszen Verschure, 1667-1688 

Arie Hendrickszen Sip, 165 7- 1662 
Evert Hendrickszen Bras, 1686-1703 
Folkert Hendrickszen Bries (Brooklyn Ch. 

Rec), 1696-1701 
Fredrick Hendrickszen Boog, 1658-1683 
Hendrick Hendrickszen Obee, 1658-1659 
Jan Hendrickszen Brevoort, 1669-1679 
Jan Hendrickszen Van Bommel, 1658-1680 
Jan Hendrickszen Van Giinst, 1670-1683 
Martin Hendrickszen Wiltson (Brooklyn Ch. 

Rec, 1693), 1695 

Johannes Herbert Cool, 1748-1753 

Lambert Huybertszen Moll, 1642-1648 

Gerrit Huygens Cleyn, 1671 
Leendert Huygens De Kleyn, 1684-1698 

Cornells Idenszen Van Vorst, 1687-1694 

Abraham Isaackszen Planck, 1641-1651 
Arent Isaackszen Van Hoeck, 1687-1692 
Denys Isaackszen Van Hartvelt, 1660-1667 
Jacobus Isaackszen Van Deursen, 1691- 

William Isaackszen Vredenburg, or Van 

Vredenburg, 1665- 1682 

Barent Jacobszen Cool, 1640-1657 
Cornells Jacobszen Quick, 1 682-1 704 
Cornells Jacobszen Stille, 1643-1672 
Cornells Jacobszen Woertendyk, 17H-1714 
Fredrick Jacobszen Somerendyk and Fred- 
rick Woertendyk, 1709-1722 

Hans Jacobszen Harberding, 1670-1685 
Isaac Jacobszen Kip, 1721-1728 
Jacob Jacobszen Van Winckel, 1676-1686 
Pieter Jacobszen De Groot, 1685-1695 
Willem Jacobszen Hellaken, 1683-1702 

Abraham Janszen Van Aernem ( Van Alen 

and Van Aren), 1696-1705 
Abraham Janszen Van der Heiil, 1660, 

Abraham Janszen Van Gelder, 1724-1731 
Achyas Janszen Van Dyck, 1674- 1688. 
Andries Janszen Meyer, 1672-1689 
Barent Janszen Bosch, 1691-1703 
Claes Janszen Van Heyningen,* 1668-1695 
Cornells Janszen Scher, or Seeun, 1677 ; or 

Cornells Janszen De Zeeuw of Boswyck 

(Brooklyn Ch. Rec), 1679-1682 
Cornelis Janszen Van Hoorn, 1660-1681 
Dirck Janszen Smith, 1662-1669 
Dirck Janszen Woertman, or Veerman, 

Evert Janszen Van den Enden [Van Emb- 

den], 1645-1650 
Frans Janszen Bloedtgoet, 1660-1675 
Frans Janszen Van Hoogten, 1659-1665 
Gerrit Janszen Roos, 1653-1667 
Gerrit Janszen Van Oldenburg, 1640-1646 
Hendrick Janszen Riiyter, or Van Utrecht, 

Hendrick Janszen Spiering, 1655-1667 
Hendrick Janszen Van FeiSrden, 1661-1678 
Hendrick Janszen Van Gerwen, 1656 
Hendrick Janszen Van Schalckwyck, 1653- 

Herman Janszen Van Houten, 1667-1669 
Huybert Janszen Van Blerkum, 1704-1710 
Jacob Janszen Blaeck, 1666-1668 
Jan Janszen Moll, 1677-1692 
Jan Janszen Romans, i66i-i686 
Jan Janszen Schepmoes, 1642-1654 
Jan Janszen Slot, 1672-1687 
Jan Janszen Van den Ham, 1653-1662 
Jan Janszen Van Harlingen, 1680-1682 
Jan Janszen Van Langestraeten, 1661-1686 
Johannes Janszen Van Tilburg, 1686-1703 
Johannes Janszen Van Quisthout, 1685- 

Joris Janszen Van Hoorn, 1667-1683 
Matthys Janszen Boeckhout, 1679-1688 
Mangel Janszen Rol, 1694-1711 
Pieter Janszen Bogert, 1687-1695 
Pieter Janszen Haring, 1688-1706 
Pieter Janszen Mesier, 1659-1681 
Pieter Janszen Rommen, 1658-1668 
Pieter Janszen Van Tilburg, 1686-1703 
Pieter Janszen Van Langendyk, 1689-1698 
Pieter Janszen Wit, 1652-1654 
Philip Janszen Ringo, 1648-1658 
Philip Janszen Vos, 1673 

* In 1683 and'1684 his name appears in the Register 
Claes Janszen Tiiynier. 



Roelof Janszen Van Meppelen, 1653-1667 
Staets Janszen De Groot, 1676-1688 
Tennis Janszen Coevers (BrooklynCh. Rec), 

Thomas Janszen Minsar, 1660-1662 
Theunis Janszen Van Pelt, 1691-1715 
William Janszen Romen, 1712-1735 
William Janszen [Isaackszen] Viedenburg, 


Arent Jemianszen Lantsman, 1661-1671 

Hendrick Jilliszen Maniviel [Mandeviel], 

Hendrick Jilliszen Meyer, 1672-1692 
Jan Jilliszen Cock, 1658-1664 

Johannes Johanneszen Burger, 1725-1746 
Johannes Johanneszen Montagne, 1726- 

Burger Joriszen (Burger), 1640-1664 
Jan Joriszen Van Hoorn, 1703-1713 
Jeronymus Joriszen Rappelje, 1671-1690 

Jan Joosten Van RoUegom, 1660-1676 

Daniel Josephs Waldron, 1674-1689 

Abraham Lambertszen Moll, 1664-1685 

Wessel Laurenszen Wessels, 1715-1741 

Arent Leendertszen De Graw, 1661-1684 
Jacob Leendertszen Van der Grist, 1649- 

Paulus Leendertszen Van der Grist, 1649- 

Johannes Lucaszen Schouten, 1662-1674 

Jacob Marius Groen, 1702-1716 

Claes Martenszen Van Rosenvelt, or Rosen- 

velt, 1650-1658 
Hendrick Martenszen Wiltse, or Wiltson, 

I 669-1 676 
Joris Martenszen, alias Joris Reyerszen, 


Enoch Michielszen Vreeland, 1671-1687, 
and 1705-1717. 

Michiel Pauluszen Van der Voort, 1642- 


Abraham Pieterszen Molenaer, 1642-1644 
Adolf Pieterszen Van der Groest, 1657- 

Albert Pieterszen De Bruyn, 1649-1651 
Daniel Pieterszen Coolman, 1702-1707 
Frans Pieterszen De Vries, 1713-1732 
Jan Pieterszen Bant, 1672-1693 
Jan Pieterszen Bosch, 1664-1678 
Jan Pieterszen De Wit, 1730-1735 
Jan Pieterszen Haring, 1667-1681 
Jan Pieterszen Meet, or Meeck, or Meed, 

Jan Pieterszen Van Husen, 1640-1653 
Pieter Pieterszen Menist, or Van Nest, 1653- 

Reynier Pieterszen Quackenbos, 1693-1705 
Wessel Pieterszen Van Norden, 1694-1714 
Willem Pieterszen De Groot, 1650-1660 
Willem Pieterszen Romen, or Roome, 1714- 



Willem Resolvert Waldron, 1672-1694 

Joris Reyerszen, alias Joris Martenszen, 


Aart Theuniszen Middag, 1660-1661 
Dirck Theuniszen Quick, 1673-1680 
Jacob Theuniszen De Key, 1659-1 686 
Jacobus Theuniszen Quick, 1718-1737 
Jan Theuniszen Van Tilburg, 1670-1676 
Nicolaas Theuniszen Soraerendyk, 1709- 

Wouter Theuniszen Van Pelt (Brooklyn 

Ch. Rec), 1687-1690 

Gabriel Thomaszen Studies, 1693-1696 
Jan Thomaszen Schouten, 1720-1731 
Theunis Thomaszen Metselaer, 1640-1648 

Hendrick Wesselszen Ten Broeck, 1671- 

Johannes Wesselszen Van Norden, or Van 

Orden, 1721-1751 

Andries Willemszen Soppe, or Hoppe, 1651- 

Floris Willemszen Crom, or Krom, 1681- 




Jan Willemszen Romen, 1685-1695 I Pieter Willemszen Van der Schueren, 1688- 

Jiin Willemszen Van Yselsteyn, or Van 1705 

Iselsteyn, or Van Leyden, 1650-1669 Thomas Willemszen Koeck, or Cock, 1681- 

Pieter Willemszen Romen, or Room, 1685- 1689 

1 70s ' 

From the same source as the preceding is appended a list of such names as are spelt in 
two or more ways, together with a few other miscellaneous aliases. 

Aalsteyn, Mattheus, see Mattheus Van | De Wendel, Gerrit, see Gerrit Wendel, 

Aalsteyn, 1736-1752 \ 1712-1725 

a, Brakele Steven, see Steven Brakel, or Van [ Dorsou, Looys, alias ^nxi Martyn, 1650-1658 

Brakel, 1 706-1 711 
Aken, or Ekes, or Eckens, Jan Thomaszen, ! Eckerson, or Eckes, or Aken, Jan Thomas- 

see Jan Thomaszen, 1692-1708, p. 23 [ zen, see Jan Thomaszen, 1692-1708, p. 23 
Albady, Jochem, see Jochem Van Albady, I Eldes, Benjaram, see Benj. Oldes, 1705-1713 

1 720-1 727 I Elsworth, see Elswaert, Elsenwaert, Elze- 

Alderon, Jan, see Jan Badron and John waart, Elsward, and Yde Waert. 

Haldron, 1708-17H ! Exceen, Jan, see Jan Axceen, 1743-1751 

Axceen, John, see John Exceen, 1743-1751 

Badron, Jan, see John Alderon and John 

Haldron, 1708-1711 
Bloedtgoet, Frans, see Frans Goedbloedt, 

Boekenhoven, Stephanis, see Stephanis Van 

Boekenhoven, 1697-1717 
Boog, Isaac, see Isaac Van den Boog, 1 703- 

Borkens, Robert, see Robert Darkens, 1677- 

Brevoort, Hendrick, see Hendrick Van 

Brevoort, 1700-1717 

Candrey, Cambrick, and Camrik, Richard, 

see Richard Kendrik, 17 16-1727 
Casjoti, Jacques, see Jacob Casar, 1665-1671 
Chahaan, Samuel, see Samuel Sjahaan, Sha- 

haan, and Thahaan, 1700-1717 
Chardevine, Isaac, see Isaac Sharduvyn, 

Charther, William, see William Sester, 1678- 

Cheklen, Robert, see Robert Sjeklen, 1715- 

Chirurgyn, Paulus, see Paulus Van der 

Beeck, 1645-1656 
Cise, James, see James Sise, or Seys, 1720- 

Cornel, Pieter, see Pieter Kernel, 1 749-1 753 
Crocker, Charles, see Charles Tockker, or 

Tucker, 1695-1702 

Darkens, or Derkens, Robert, see Robert 

Borkens, 1677-1695 
De Four, David, see David De Foreest, 

De La Montagne, see Montagne, 1684- 

De Trieux, Jacob, see Jacob Truer, 1675- 

De Voor Daniel, see Daniel In de Voor, 

1696-1713, Michael, see Michael Valey, 1706- 

Fardon, Jacob, j-f? Jacob Verdon, 1721-1727 
Fardon, Thomas, Jr., see Thomas Verdon, 

Jr., 1 741-1754 
Fell, Simon, see Simon Sel, or Vel, 1656- 

Fenix, Alexander, see Alexander Phenix, 

Filips, Charles, see Charles Philips, 1714- 

FoUeman, Cornells, see Cornells VoUeman, 

1 726-1 744 

Gaywood, William, see William Haywood, 

Goedbloedt, Frans, see Frans Bloedtgoet, 

Guet, Rendel, «e Rendel Huwits, 1651-1653 

Haldron, John, see Jan Alderon and Jan 

Badron, 1708-1711 
Hanszen, HanSjj'^ Hans Noorman,* 1640- 

Haywood, William, see William Gaywood, 

1 7 19-1727 
Hoboicen, Harmen, see Harmen Van Ho- 

boken, 1655-1664 
Hoed, or Hood, Jasper, see Jasper Woed, 

Hoeder, Jeams, see Jeams Woeder, 1668- 

Hues, Hendri, see Henry Ives, 1699-1703 
Huwits, Rendel, J^e' Rendel Guet, 1651-1653 

In de Voor Daniel, see Daniel De Voor, 

Ives, Henry, see Hendri Hues, 1699-17:3 

Jakson, Willem, see Willem Yackson and 

Sjeckson, 1694-1709 
Jansen, Thomas, see Thomas Johnson, 1710- 


* Ancestor of the Bergen family. 



Jay, Augustus, «« Augustus Sjee, 1698-1707 
Jeats, Abraham, see Abraham Yeads, 1727- 

Kendrik, Richard, see Richard Candrey, 

Cambrick, and Camrik, 1716-1727 
Kernel, Pieter, see Pieter Cornel, 1749-1753 
Kwik, see Quick. 

Langendyk, Pieter Janszen, see Pieter Van 

Langendyk, 1689-1698 
Langeslraat, see Van Langestraat, 1661- 

1686, and 1691-1712 

Manny, Francis, see Francis Onanrie, 1734.- 

Martyn, Jan, see Looys Dorsou, 1650-1658 
Merberg, Johannes Adolphus, see Johannes 

Adolphus Otterberg, 1741-1748 
Modder, Jeams, see Jeams Woeder, 1668- 

MoncUebaen, Adam, see Adam Onckelbaen, 

Montagne, j«De La Montagne, 1684-1756 
Muyt, Willem, see Willem Wyten, Wyt, 

and Wydt, 1671-1682 

NiNSTER, Pieter, see Pieter Winster, 1664- 

Noorman, Hans, see Hans Hanszen, 1640- 


Oblinus, see Van Oblinus, 1672-1685, and 

Oldes, Benjamin, see Benj. Eldes, 1705- 

Onckelbaen, Adam, see Adam Moncke- 

baen, 1663- 16 70 
Onanrie, Francis, see Francis Manny, 1734- 

Otterberg, Johannes Adolphus, see Johannes 
Adolphus Merberg, 1741-1748 

Phenix, Alexander, see Alexander Fenix, 

Philips, Charles, see Charles Filips, 1714- 

Philips Fredrick, see Fredrick Philipse, 

1 720-1 742 
Pitt, Jacob, see Jacob Piet, or Pet, 1751- 

Post, Elias, see Elias Pos, 1672-1689 

QuAAK, Jan Stevens, see Jan Stevens, 1693- 

Rasenburg, Willem, see Willem Van 

Rasenburg, 1661-1664 
Richt, Jonathan, see Jonathan Wright, 

1 694- 1 699 
Roeder, Jeams, see Jeams Woeder, 1668- 

Romans, Jan Janszen, see Jan Janszen 

Langestraat, i66i-l686 

Romen, Johannes, see Johannes Lange- 
straat, 1691-1712 

Romen, Johannes, j-i?i? Johannes Van Romen, 

Ruyter, Jeams, alias Jeams Woodart, or 
Woeder, 1668- 1 686 

Rycke, Rycken, or De Rycke, Abraham, 
Jf? Abraham Wycke, 1682-1702 

Sel, Simon, see Simon Fell, Vale, or Vel, 

Sester, William, see William Charther, or 

Churger, 1678-1690 
Sharduvyn, Isaac, see Isaac Chardevine, 

Simons, Joseph, see Joseph Zeeman, 1 748- 

Sise, Seys, or Sys, James, see James Cise, 

Sipkins, Jan, see Jan Tsipkins, 1675-1695 
Sjahaan, Thahaan, or Shahaan, Samuel, see 

Samuel Chahaan, 1700-1717 
Sjee, Augustus, see Augustus Jay, 1698- 

Sjeckson, Willem, see Willem Jakson and 

Yackson, 1694-1709 
Sjeklcn, Robert, see Robert Cheklen, 1715- 

Stevens, Jan, see Jan Stevens Quaak, 1693- 


Tanner, Benjamin, see Benjamin Tenner, 

Thahaan, Samuel, see Samuel Chahaan, 

Tienhoven, Lucas, see Lucas Van Tien- 

hoven, 1671-1693 
Truer, Jacob, see Jacob De Trieux, 1675- 

Tsipkins, Jan, see Jan Sipkins, 1675-1695 
Tucker, Charles, see Charles Crocker, 1695- 

Tiiynier, Claes Janszen, see Claes Janszen 

Van Heyningen, 1668-1695 

Van Albady, Jochem, see Jochem Albady, 

Van Boekenhoven, Stephanis, see Stephanxs 

Boekenhoven, 1697-1717 
Van Brake], Steven, see Steven a, Brakele, 

Van Brevoort, Hendrick, see Hendrick 

Brevoort, 1700-1711 
Van den Boog, Isaac, see Isaac Boog, 1 703- 

Van der Beeck, Paulus, see Paulus Chirur- 

gyn, 1645-1656 
Van Langendyk, see Langendyk, 1 689-1 698 
Van Langestraat, see Langestraat, 1661- 

1686, and 1691-1712 
Van Oblinus, see Oblinus, 1672-1685, and 

Van Rasenburg, Willem, see Willem Rasen- 
burg, 1661-1664 



Van Romen, Johannes, see Johannes Romen, 

Van St. Cubis, Jan Janszen, see Jan Wans- 

haer, 1649-1666 
Van Thuyl, Jacob, see Jacob Theuniszen 

De Key, 1659-1686 
Valey, Michiel, see Michiel Faling, 1706- 

Verdon, Jacob, see Jacob tardon, 1721- 

VoUeman, Cornells, see Cornelis f oUeman, 

1 726-1 744 

Wanshaer, Jan, see Jan Janszen Van St. 

Cubis, Van St. Ubus, Van St. Obyn, Jan 

Van Sara, and Jan St. Benen, 1649- 

Wendel, Gevrit, see Geirit De Wendel, 

Wessels, Willem, see Willem Welchem, 

1 674-1 676 

Winster, Pieter, see Pieter Ninster, 1664- 

Woed, Jasper, see Jasper Hoed or Hood, 

Woeder, Jeams, see Jeams Hoeder, Modder, 

and Roeder, 1668-1686 
Wycke, Abraham, see Abraham Rycke, 

Wyd, or Weyt, Pieter, see Pieter White, 

Wyten, Wyt, or Wydt, Willem, see Willem 

Muyt, 1671-1682 

Yackson, Willem, see Willem Sjeckson, 

Yde Waert, Christoffel, see Christoffel Els- 

waert, 1655-1670 
Yeads, Abraham, see Abraham Jeats, 1727- 


Zeeman, Joseph, see Joseph Simons, 1748- 


We are under many obligations to Thos. H. Montgomery, Esq., of 
Philadelphia, for genealogical favors, among which are the following, which 
he has copied and arranged from a family Bible in possession of his sister- 
in-law. By referring ante page 20, it will be seen that the fifth child of 
Isaac Gouverneur (the names of whose children are there given) «as 
Alida. This 

Alida, dan. of Isaac and Sara (Staats) Gouverneur, ra. 12"" May, 
1737, John Broughton. Issue: 

1. Isaac, b. 14* September, 1740. 

2. Sampson Shelton, b. 19* February, 1741. 

3. John, b. 8"" November, 1743. 

4. Sarah, b. 16* March, 1746. 

5. Mary, b. 6* April, 1748 ; m. 5"' July, 1769, Herman Gouver- 
neui', b. August, 1745, son of Gouverneur. Issue: 

i. Mary Matilda Gouverneur, b. 22'' May, 1771. 
ii. Alida Gouverneur, b. i^' October, 1772; m. 7"" July, 
1795, Isaac Gouverneur (b. lo"" March, 1757; d. 28"' 
February, 1800). Issue : (i) Juliana Matilda Gouver- 
neur, b. 18 July, 1796; m. s**" April, 1826, Francis 
Rawle Wharton, of Philadeli)hia. (2) Adelaide Gouver- 
neur, b. 18"' July, 1798 ; m. 24'" February, 1825, John S. 
Briiiton, of Philadelphia ; d. 9"" August, 1825, s.p. He 
died 18 August, 1825. (3) Isaac Herman Gouverneur, 
b. 23'' August, 1800; d. 21"' June, 1820. 
Alida Gouverneur, m. secondly, lo"" December, Gilbert Robertson, 
of New York, who was afterwards British Consul in Philadelphia 
from June, 181 7, to his death in 1837. 
Mary (Broughton) Gouverneur, m. secondly, 11"' April, 1782, Wil- 
liam H. Ludlow, of Claverack. Issue: (i) Henry Corbett, b. 8* 
January, 1785. (2) William Broughton, b. 20"' March, 1788. (3) 
Maria Matilda, b. 17* January, 1790. (4) Gabriel, b. 14* May, 

KIP. 121 

Kip's of Kingston and Rhinebeck, N. Y.* 

We are greatly indebted to Mr. Gerrit H. Van Wageiien for the follow- 
ing account of the descendants of Hendrick and Jacobus Kip, sons of 
Isaac Hendrickszen Kip, noticed ante pages 50 and 51. Mr. Van Wage- 
nan has, as will be seen, kindly favored us with an emended copy of his 
jmper published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, Vol. XII., p. 29, containing many additions to his article as 
there printed. The materials comprised in the following account were 
gathered by him mainly from the records of the Dutch churches of Kings- 
ton and Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

9. Hendrick Kip, oldest son of Isaac Hendrickszen Kip, and Cata- 
lyntje Hendrick Snyers (Snyder), was baptized February 8,1654. He settled 
at Kingston, N. Y., at an early date. He purchased from the Indians, 
July 28, 1686, a tract of land on the east side of the Hudson River, oppo- 
site Rondout Creek. This deed mentions no boundaries, and does not 
appear on record in Ulster County, but the original deed is in the pos- 
session of Wm. Bergh Kip, Esq., of Rhinebeck. This tract, and a tract 
of land adjoining it,- purchased from the Indians by Gerrit Artsen, Arie 
Rosa and Jan Elton (Elting), June 8, 1686, the deed for which is recorded 
at Kingston, are covered by a patent granted by Governor Dongan, June 
2, 1688, to Gerrit Artsen, Arie Rosa, Jan Elton, Jacob Kip, and Hendrick 
Kip. This patent is recorded at Albany in Book 6, page 328, of Patents. 
The original patent is in the possession of the family of the late William 
Kelly of Rhinebeck, whose lands >are all within the territory covered by 
the Indian deed to Artsen, Rosa, and Elting. Hendrick Kip, whose wife's 
name appears in the baptismal records of Kingston to have been Annetje 
Jans (Van Putten), had only three children of whom I find any record, viz. : 

61. Jan, bap. at Kingston, March 31, 1678 ; married, at Kings- 

ton, Sept. 28, 1703, Lysbet Van Kleeck. Their children 
were: i. Henricus, bap. Sept. 3, 1704. 2. Baltus, bap. Mar. 
17,1706. 3. Baltus, bap. May 23, 1707. 4. Matthew, Oct. 
31, 1708. 5. Tryntje, May 7, 1710. 6. Barent, Jan. 27, 
1712. 7. Annetje, Jan. 24, 1714. 8. Baltus, Sept. 4, 1 715. 
9. Jacob, Jan. 12, 17 18. 

62. Hendrick, bap. at Kingston, July 7, 1688 ; married, at 

Kingston, Sept. 28, 1715, Jacoraynte Newkerk. Had one 
child, named Jannetje, bap. at Kingston Sept. 23, 1716. A 
deed from Hendrick Kip and Jacomynte his wife, dated 
April 16, 1 719, assigns to Matthys Sleight, Jr., his brother- 
in-law, "The one just half of two-thirds of the lands of 
Hendrick Kip, late of Dutchess County, father of the said 
Hendrick, which land was conveyed to said Hendrick and 
Catholynte his sister, by their eldest brother, John Kip, eldest 
son of Hendrick Kip, deceased." 

63. Catholyntie, whose birth I find no record of at Kingston,! 

married Matthys Sleight, Jr. Their children were : i. Mat-I 
thew, bap. April 29, 1 71 1. 2. Anna, Oct. 12, 1712. 3. Hen-j 
drikus, Nov. 15, 1713. 4. Maria, July 24, 1715. 5. Hendri- 1 
kus, June 9, 1717. 6. Maria, Oct. 16, 1720. 7. Johannes,;' 
Aug. 26, 1724. 8. Cornells, April 23, 1727. 9. Tryntje, 
June 15, 1729. 

* (Continuation of pages 50 and 51.) 

122 KIP. 

14. Jacob Kip, son of Isaac Hendricksen Kip, and one of the five 
partners in the Arie Rosa & Co. patent, was born, as stated by Mr. Purple, 
Aug. 25, 1666, and died Feb. 28, 1753. He married at Albany, Rachel 
Swartwout (whose birth Mr. Holgate gives as April 10, 1669), daughter 
of Roeloff Swartwout, first Sheriff of Wiltwyck, at the Esopus, and Eva, 
daughter of Albert Andrieszen Bradt, and widow of Anthony De Hooges. 
Issue : 

64. Isaac, born Jan. 8, 1696, bap. at Kingston, Feb. 9, 1696 ; 

married, Jan. 7, 1720, Cornelia, dau. of Leonard and Eliza- 
beth (Hardenburg) Lewis, born Nov. 9, 1692 ; died, July 10, 
1772. He died July 2, 1762. Their children were: i. 
Ehzabeth, bap. in N. Y., April 9, i72r. 2. Jacob, bap. in 
N. Y., Oct. 17, 1722. 3. Leonard bap. in N. Y. June 27, 
1725; m. April 11, 1763, Elizabeth, dau. of Francis and 
Anneke (Lynsen) Marschalk, of New York. 4. Rachel, bap. 
in N. Y. Oct. 2, 1726. 5. Elizabeth, bap. in N. Y. Aug. 28, 
1728. 6. Isaac, born 1732. 7. Abraham, bap. at Rhine- 
beck, Aug. 3, 1735. 8. Abraham, bap. at Kingston, Feb. 6, 
1737 ; ni., Jan. 6, 1768, Dorothea Remsen. 

Leonard, the third child of Isaac Kip and Cornelia Lewis, 
ni. April 11, 1763, Elizabeth, dau. of Francis Marshalk, of 
New York He d. 1804. She d. 1818. Issue : i. Anne, 
b. 1764; d. unni. 1796 2. Isaac Lewis, b. 1767 ; m. Sarah, 
dau. of Jeremiah Smith, of Elizabethtown, N. J. 3. Leon- 
ard, b. 1774; m. Dec. 12, 1809, Maria, dau. of Duncan 
Ingraham, Esq., of Greenvale near Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Issue : I. William Ingraham. 2. Ehzabeth. 3. Sophia. 
4. Mary. 5. Leonard. 

William Ingraham Kip, eldest child of Leonard Kip and 
Maria Ingraham, was b. in New York, October 3, 181 1, or- 
dained Deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church, July i, 
183s, and Priest in November following. Has been succes- 
sively Rector of St. Peter's Church, Morristown, N. J. ; 
Assistant Minister of Grace Church, N. Y., and Rector St. 
Paul's Church, Albany, N. Y. Elected Missionary Bishop of 
California, Oct. 23, 1853. Diocesan Bishop of California, in 
April, i8s7. He m. July i, 1835, Maria Elizabeth, dau. of 
Isaac Lawrence, Esq., of N. York. Issue : i. Lawrence, b. 
Sept. 17, 1836, Lieut. Colonel (by Brevet) U.S. Army; m. April 
23, 1867, Eva, daug. of Peter Lorillard, Esq., of N. Y. Issue : 
Eva Maria and Edith. 2. William Ingraham, b. Jan. 15, 1840 ; 
m. Feb. 28, 1865, Elizabeth Clementina, dau. of Hon. Wm. 
B. Kinney. Issue : Wm. Ingraham, and Lawrence.* 

Right Rev, Wm. Ingraham Kip — the distinguished pre- 
late — is author of many important works, and has contributed 
numerous interesting articles to the leading magazines of the 
day, not the least entertaining of which are those that relate 
to the genealogical history of the Olden Time in New York. 

65. Roelofk, 2d son of Jacob Kip, bap. at Kingston, Oct. 31, 

1697; m., Feb. 9, 1721, Sara, daughter of John Baptist 
Dumond and Neeltje Van Vegten. Their children were : 

* Historical Notes of the Kip Family. 1871. 

KIP. ^ 123 

1. Grietjen, bap. Dec. 24, 1721. 2. Jacob, May 19, 1723. 
3. John Baptist, Feb. 28, 1725, m. June 25, 1757, Catharine 
Heernians. 4. Rachel, bap. Sept. 8, 1728. 5. Neeltje, 
Jan. 25, 1730. 6. Neeltje, March 25, 1732. 7. Sarah, bap. 
at Rhinebeck, Sept. 16, 1733. 8. Igness, Oct. 17, 1738. 

66. Jacobus, bap. at Kingston, Nov. 26, 1699 ; m., Feb. 17, 1733, 

Klaartje (Clara), daughter of Evert Van Wagenen and 
Marytje Van Heyningen, bap. April 22, 1711. Their chil- 
dren Vi'ere : i. Marytje, bap. Aug. 11, 1734; m. Jacob, son 
of Roeloff Kip. 2. Rachel, bap. Sept. 7, 1735. 3. Sara, 
bap. April 24, 1737; died Sept. i, 1785; m., April 10, 
1761, WiUiam Radcliff. 4. Rachel, Feb. 11, 1739; ™. Isaac 
Kip. 5. Jenneke, bap. Jan. 13, 1741; ni. Nicholas Heer- 
nians, April, 1 76 1. 6. Jacobus, bap. Dec. 5, 1742 ; m. 
Claartje Heermans. 7. Evert, bap. May 8, 1745. 

67. Rachel Kip, bap. Nov. 26, 1699; m., Feb. 16, 1720, Ge- 

rardus Lewis. Their children were : i. Rachel, bap. Jan. 
15, 1721. 2. Gerardus, Dec. 25, 1724. 3. Johannes, Feb. 
8, 1730. 4. Abraham, March 17, 1734; m., Aug. 18, 1759, 
Marytje, daughter of Aart and Rebecka Van Wagenen ; 
bap. June i, 1735. S- Elizabeth, bap. May 2, 1736. 

68. Johannes, bap. May 3, 1702; m. Margriet Van Etten. 

Their children were : i. Jacob, bap. Jan. 5, 1724. 2. Petrus, 
bap. Feb. 28, 1725. 3. Rachel, bap. Sept. 25, 1726. 4. 
Eva, bap. Sept. i, 1728. 5. Benjamin, bap. June 25, 1732. 
6. Abraham, bap. Aug. 11, 1734. 7. Johannes, bap. Jan. 9, 
1737. 8. Isaac, bap. Nov. 7, 1738. 9. Anna, bap. Feb. 15, 
1 741. 10. Samuel, June 20, 1743. 11. Catharine, Aug. 18, 
1745. 12. Elizabeth, Oct. 12, 1747. 

69. Catalyntie, bap. F"eb. 18, 1705, at Albany; m. William Van 

Vredenburgh. Their children were : i. Wilhelmus, bap. Sept. 
10,1727. 2. Jacob, bap. April 6, 1729. 3. Isaac, bap. Oct. 

5, 1732. 4. Isaac, bap. Dec. 9, 1733. 5. Johannes, bap. 
May II, 1740. 

70. Eva, bap. April 15, 1707; m., Dec. 9, 1733, Gerrit, son of 

Barent Van Wagenen and Lea Schepmoes, born Sept. 26, 
1707. Their children were : i. Barent, bap. Oct. 23, 1737. 

2. Rachel, bap. Feb. 15, 1742; m. Jacobus Van Etten, had 
dau. Eva, bap. March 13, 1774- 

71. Maria, bap. Feb. 18, 1709 ; ni. Jan Van Benthuysen, bap. F'eb. 

6, 1704, son of Barent Van Benthuysen and Jannetje Van 
Wagenen. Their children were : i. Jacob, bap. Feb. 6. 1737. 
2. Barent, bap. April 29, 1 739. 3. Jannetje, bap. Dec. 25,1 744. 

72. Abraham, bap. Jan. 24, 1714; m. Elsie Pruyn. Their chil- 

dren were: i. Johannes, bap. April 14, 1745. 2. AmeHa, 
bap. Aug. 24, 1746. 3. Jacob, bap. Oct. 12, 1747. 4. Jacob, 
bap. Sept. 26, 1748. 
65. Roeloff Kip, 2d son of Jacob Kip, m. Feb. 9, 1721, Sarah 
DuMOND. Their children were : 

73. Grietjen, bap. Dec. 24, 1721, m. May 19, 1742, at Rhinebeck. 

Philip Van Ness, of Albany, had one child bap. Aug. 26, 
1 744, named Cattahynte. 

124 KIP. 

74. Jacob, bap. May 19, 1723, m. Maiytje, daughter of Jacobus 

Kip and Klaartje Van Wagenen. Their children were : i. 
Roelofif, bap. Nov. 13, 1753. 2. Abraham, bap. Jan. 18, 
1756. 3. Annetje, bap. June 10, 1759. 4- Ignas, bap. Apr. 
12, 1760, died April 12, 1795. 5. Claartje, bap. Jan. 1762. 
6. Johannes, bap. May 27, 1764. 7. Sara, bap. June 29, 1766. 
8. Rachel, bap. Sept. II, 1768. 9. Isaac, bap. Oct. 25, 1772. 

75. John Baptist, bap. Feb. 28, 1725, m. June 25, 1757, Cath- 

arine Heermans. Their children were : i. Roeloff, bap. 
April 25, 1758. 2. Neeltje, bap. Nov. 12, 1759, <^'s<^ J"'y 
23, 1830; m. Feb. 8, 1785, Gerrit, son of Johannes and An- 
netje Van Wagenen, bap. Sept. 6, 1758, died March 31, 1830. 

3. Andrew, 1761, died June 24, 1843 ; "■■• Sara, daughter 

of Jacobus Kip and Claartje Heermans, born Aug. 31, 1772, 
died June 27, 1833. 4. Sarah, bap. Nov. 10, 1765. 5. Gerrit. 
bap. July 12, 1767, died Jan. 13, 1841 ; m. Clarissa, daughter 
of Jacobus Kip and Claartje Heermans, bap. May 26, 1776. 

6. Claartje, bap. Sept. 2, 1770. 7. John, bap. June 19, 1774. 

76. Isaac, bap. Jan. 22, 1727. 

77. Rachel, bap. Sept. 8, 1728. 

78. Neeltje, bap. Jan. 25, 1730. 

79. Neeltje, bap. March 25, 1732. 

80. Sarah, bap. Sept. 16, 1733. 

81. Ignas, bap. Oct 17, 1736. 

82. Abraham, bap. Oct. 22, 1738, died Feb. 11, 1830 ; m. Helena 

Tremper, who died March 24, 1827, aged 86. Their chil- 
dren were: i. Roelofif, bap. Aug. 31, 1761. 2. Hans For- 
gen, bap. April 15, 1764. 3. Abraham, bap. July 13, 1776. 

4. Lena, bap. Aug. 14, 1768. 5. Harmanus, bap. Aug. 5, 
1770. 6. Sara, bap. Feb. 28, 1773. 7. Catrina, bap. Aug. 
30, 1777. 8. Sara, Jan. 30, 1780. 

66. Jacobus Kip, 3d son of Jacob Kip and Sara Dumond, m. Feb. 17, 
1733, Klaartje Van Wagenen, daug. of Evert Van Wagenen. Their 
children were : 

83. Marytje, m. Jacobus, son of Roelofif Kip. 

84. Rachel. 

85. Sara, m. William Radclifif Their children were : i. Hilletje, 

bap. April 2, 1762. 2. Jacob, bap. April 29, 1764. 3. 
Klaartje, bap. May 18,1766. 4. Willem, bap. Jan. 9, 1768. 

5. Klaartje, bap. May 13, 1770. 6. John, bap. June 7, 1772. 

7. Petrus, bap. July 3, 1774. 8. Evert, bap. Sept. 9, 1777. 

86. Rachel, bap. Feb. 11, 1739, died June 10, 1796; m. Isaac, 

son of Isaac Kip and Cornelia Lewis, born 1732. i. Cor- 
nelia, bap. April 15, 1764. 2. Klaartje, bap. Sept. i, 1771. 
3. Elizabeth, bap. July 3, 1774. 

87. Jennetee, m. Nicholas Heermans. i. Andries, bap. March 

17, 1765. 2. Klaartje, bap. Oct. 18, 1767. 3. Jacob, bap. 
March 4, 1770. 4. Neeltje, bap. Aug. 16, 1772. 5. Sara, 
bap. Jan. 29, 1775. 6. Evert, bap. April i, 1784. 

88. Jacobus, m. Klaartje Heermans. i. Sara, bap. Aug. 31, 

1772. 2. Klaartje, bap. May 26, 1776. 

89. Evert, bap. May 8, 1745. 


After "Frans bap. Feb. i, 1727," insert, Johannes bap. March 19, 1732, in 
the 14th line of page 8. 

For " He m. 2''Amerentia ," read, He m. 1^ Amerentia Stout, in the 

7th line of page 9. 

After " Jacquemyntie bap. Nov. 29, 1727," insert, Isaac bap. Dec. 19, 
1731, and Coenraad bap. June 12, 1734, in the i6th line of page 9. 

For " Aug. 3, 1718," read, Aug. 31, 1718, in the last line of page 12, and add 
the following : Margreta Howarding, wife of Robert Livingston, Jr., was the 
dau. of Thomas Howarding, an Enghsh merchant in New York, and his Ivife 
Catharina Bedlo; she was bap. July 30, 1693. Her father's will is dated Dec. 
12, 1700 ; proven Feb. 17, 1703. Her mother was the dau. of Isaac and Eliza- 
beth (de Potter) Bedlo, and became the second wife of Dr. Samuel Staats. 
At the baptism, Aug. 31, 1718, of Robert, son of Robert Jr. and Margaret 
(Howarding) Livingston, the sponsors were Robert Livingston and Catharina 
Staats, widow, the grandparents, without doubt, of the infant. 

For " Rachel Monjour," read Rachel Defour (De Foreest?) in the loth line 
of page 13. The authority for this correction can be seen under date of Aug. 
18, 1647, when Johannes de La Montagne, "widower of Rachel Defour" (De 
Foreest), married Agnietie Jillis, widow of Arendt Corszens Stam. See Mar- 
riage Records of Dutch Church, page 14, and published in the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Record for 1875, ^o'- '^^- P^^ge 37. 

Add to 25th line, page 13, the Flatbush, L. I., records give the date of this 
marriage Feb. 16, 1687. 

For " Jacobus Van Varick and Anna Maria Brestede,'' read, Abraham 
Varick and Anna Bertholf, in the 21st line of page 14. 

For " Schont" read, Schout, in the 3d line of page 17. 

For " Catharine ," read, Catharine Smith, in the 3d line of page 18. 

Catharine Smith, widow of Huybert de Riemer, m. June 28, 1688, John Silk- 
wood, from Wigby, in England. 

For " 1723," read, 1728, in 4Sth line of page 19. 

After " Jan. 14, 1786," insert, aged 71 years and 3 months, in the 27th line 
of page 20. 

For " voli.vii. p. 23," read, vol. vi. p. 23, in the 41st line of page 22. 

After " July 20, 1726," insert, and Jan bap. Sept. 27, 1732, in i6th line of 
page 26. 

After "July 4, 1657," insert, Anthony Wanshaer m. at Flatbush, L. I., Jan. 
8, 1682, Maretje Herberts or Harperts, in the 45th line of page 26. 

After " Sept. 17, 1662," insert, 9. Jan, bap. Dec. 5, 1663, and 10. Carel, bap. 
July 4, 1666, in 2d line of page 27. 

After " August, 1683," insert, their marriage license is dated June 24, 1687, 
in 44th line of page 30. 

After "Pieter Wessels" insert, and died at Shrewsbury, Jan. 18, 1816, in 
the 2ist line of page 32. 


After " 1749," insert, Jacobus, bap. July 3, 1751, and Johanna, bap. Feb. 20, 
1754, in the 2d Hne of page 35. 

For " having survived his wife about a year," read, his wife died May 14, 
1684, in the 15th hne of page 37. 

For " Record, vol. vii. page 148, foot-note," read, see page 31, foot-note, 
in the 15th hne of page 42. 

After "latter place," add, and had son Livingston born Feb. 24, 1785, in 
the last line of page 43. 

Strike out " unmarried," in 42d line of page 44, and see note on page 45. 

After " Midwout," insert, Sarah Roelofs made her Will July 29, 1693, with 
Codicil dated August 7, 1693 ; proved October 21, 1693, in the 13th line of 3d 
foot-note on page 53. 

After " will," insert, one of her name m. April 25, 1700, Johannes Veet from 
Brisack, in Sweden, in 13th line of page 72. 

After " died there " insert, his will is dated Jan. 10, 1704 ; proved May 22, 
1712 ; names wife Catrina, and children Nicolaes, Lidia wife of Andries Dow, 
Anneke, Catrina, and Deborah, in the42d line of page 74. 

After " 1704," insert, his will was made Feb. 17, 1703 ; proved November 
4, 1709 ; names wife Agnes and her two children Henry and Lydia de Meyer, 
to whom he gives his estate, in the 35th line of page 76. 


Aalsteyn, ii8 
a Brackele, 78, 118 
Abrahams, 42 
Abrahamse, 27 

Abrahamszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 
Abeel, 98 
Achtent, 24 
Ackerman, 57 
^-Ackley, 62 
Adamszen, see Dutch Ahases, 115 
Adolphszen, see Dutch AUases, 115 
Adria'ens, 6, 7, 22 
Adrianszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 
Adri^ensen, 38, 48, 73 
Aertszen, 9, 26, 57 
Aken, see Dutch AHases, 118 
Albady, 118 
Alberts, 48, 53 
Albertsee, 67, 70 
Aldevon, 118 
Alexander, 100, loi, 102 
Alexander family, 10 1 
AUerton, 38 
Ambeck, 89 
Anderson, 75 
Andre, 96 

Andries, 15, 21, 25, 65, 66, 73 
Anthony, 83 
Antill, 31 
Antonissen, 66 
Appel, 43 
Arents, 54, 57 
Arentsen, 38 

Arentszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 
Artsen, 121 
Ashfield, 100, 107 
Ashfield family, 100 
Astor, 97 

Atkins, 16 
Axceen, 118 

Backer, 52, 72, 81, 82, 98 

Bagelaer, in 

Baker, 19 

Badron, 118 

Baird, 55 

Baldwin, 6a 

Bancker, 65 

Band, 72 

Bant, 72 

Banta, 58, 67, 71 

Barber, 70 

Barchstoel, 52 

Barents, 12, 17, 23 

Barentszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 

Bassett, 69 

Bartels, 31 

Bastiaenzen, 7, 15 

Bayard, 34, 39, 42. 74, 79' 81, 85, 

90, 91, 98, 104, 105, 106, 109, 

III, 112 
Bayard family, 39, 106, 112 
Beam, 109 
Beck, 77 
Becker, 72 
Bedlo, 125 
Beekman, 23, 30 
Beger, 68 
Bensen, 25, 65, 73 
Benson, 73, 76, 92 
Berdon, 57 
Bergen, 5, 57, 118 
Berrie, 90 

Bertholf, 43, 44, 5 7, 125 
Beverley, 95, 96 
Bill, 16 



Billings, 43 

Billop, 93 

Bishop, 62 

Blank, 60 

Blanquerd, 36 

Bloedgoedt, 10 

Blom, ss, 59 

Blinckeihoff, 58, 107 

Bo eke, 73 

Bocquet, 73 

Boekenhoven, 118 

Bogaert, 11, 13, 24, 43, 52, 57 

Bogaert family, 11, 24 

Bogardus, 27, 28, 47, 56, 6d, 105 

Bogardus family, 56, 57 

Bogert, 72 

Boke, IS 

Bond, 72 

Bondt, 72 

Boog, 118 

Boots, 26 

Bordley, 87 

Borkens, 118 

Borry, 25 

Bos, 59 

Bosch, 55, 59 

Botjagers, 77 

Bound, 49 

Bougart, 57, 72 

Boute, 67 

Bradt, 122 

Bradford family, 40, 41 

Brakele, 78 

Bras, 72 

Brasher, 30 

Breestede family, 21, 43, 49, 56, 125 

Brett, 105, 106, 107 

Brett family, 107 

Brevoort family, 14, 25, 72, 118 

Brewerton, 34 

Breyandt, 57 

Breyant, 57 

Brinckerhoff, 58 

Brinton, 120 

Brockhols, see Brockholst 

Brockholst, 89, 90, 104, 108, 109, 

Brockholst family, 90 
Bronck, 5 
Broughton, 20, 120 
Brouwer, xii, 45 
Brouwer family, 60 

Brown, 60 

Browne, 70, 90, 93, in 
Bruyn, in 
Bryant, 57 
Burcharts, 71 
Burnet, 93 
Burr, 49 
Burger, 71 
Burroughs, 25 
Bussing, 73 
Butterfield, viii 
Byvanck, 34, 58 

Calkins, 62 

Cammena, 69 

Campbell, 41 

Candrey, 118 

Cappoens, 52 

Carman, 44 

Carmer, 60 

Carr, 7,7, 

Casjou, 118 

Casparszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 

Caspars, 59 

Cebra, 66 

Chahaan, 118 

Chalmers, 87 

Chandelaer, 47 

Chardevine, 118 

Charther, 118 

Cheklen, 118 

Chirurgyn, 118 

Christoffels, 55 

Cise, 118 

Claes, 8, 36, 60 

Clarkson, 12, 41, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 

97, 102, 103 
Clarkson family, 93 
Clarszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 
Cleyn, 31 
Clock, 48 
Clopper, 78 
Close, xi, xii, 61, 62 
Close family, 61 
Cock, 71 
Cockroft, 112 
Coelie, 78 
Coely family, 78 
Coerten, 19, 30 
Colden, ix 
Cole, 69, III 
Colevelt, 64 



Colfax, 109 

Conover, 102 

Consielje, 11 

Cool, 69 

Cooley, 78 

Cooly, 78 

Cooper, 57 

Coorn, 38 

Cornel, 118 

Corneil, 6 

Cornell, 93 

Cornells, 6, 23, 57 

Cornelise, 57, 77 

Corneliszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 

Corneliszen, 13, 27, 57, 66, 69, 83 

Corssen, 83 

Corszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 

Corszens, 125 

Corteljott, III 

Cosseau, 81 

Courten, 19, 30 

Couts, 86 

Couwenoven, 77 

Crabb, 88 

Cregier, 38, 55, 56, 68 

Crocker, 118 

Croesvelt, 58 

Crommelyn, 72, 91 

Crougers, 56 

Crundall family, 75 

Cuyler, 34 

Dalden, 72 

Dalsing, 72 

Danckaerts, 85 

D ankers, 84 

Dareth, 78 

Darkens, 118 

Davenport, 6r 

Davids, 40 

Davy, 40 

Dean, viii 

De Bruyn, 80 

De Bruyn family, no 

de Caper, 26, 50 

de Clein family, 31 

de Cleyn, 28, 31 

De Foreest, 18, 50, 60, 65, 66, 82, 

118, 125 
De Foreest family, 50, 51, 82 
Defour, xii, 118, 125 
De Graaf, 11 

de la Grange, 85 

de Grauw, 69 

De Groof, 40 

de Groot family, 10 

de Hooges, 65, 122 

De Hooges, 122 

De Kay, 39, 48, 76 

De Key, 76 

De Key family, 76 

de Kleyn, 28, 31 

De Kype, 45 

de Labadie, 84 

De Lancey, no 

De la Montagne. xii. 23, 38, 46, 50, 

S3, 60, 103, n8, 125 
De La Montagne family, 23 
De La Noy, 30, 54, 98 
De Maree, 67 
De Marneil, 46 

De Meyer, 73, 74, 77, 81, 126 
De Meyer family, 74 
De Meyert, 73 
de Mill, 49, 58, III 
de Nys, 27 
De Peyster, 65, 70, 97, 98, 99, 105, 

106, no. III 

De Peyster family, 98, no 

de Potter. 28, 125 

De Ret, 78 

De Riemer family, 17, 18, 19, 20, 66, 

107, 125 
de Ry, 44 

De Sille, 46, 56, 57, 58 

De Sille family, 56 

de Sillen, 56 

De Truy, 47 

De Voor, 118 

De Vouw, 65 

De Vries, 25 

De Wendel, 118 

De Witt, 44, 105 

Delavall, ■^21 

Denyke, 14 

Denyse, 27 

Derkens, ri8 

Deroillhet, 60 

Dervall, 37 

Dey family, 13, 14, 109 

Dishington, 98 

Dirckszen, j^i? Dutch Aliases, 115 

Ditlo family, 114 

Diedeloos, 114 



Ditelof, 114 

Ditelofszen, 114 

Dirck, 26, 40, 72 

Dircks, 72 

Dircksen, 5, 27, 28, 65, 66 

Dissenton, 98 

Donaldson, 32 

Doncassen, 103, 104 

Donchesen, 37 

Uongan, 30, 31, 103 

Donkerson, 103 

Doren, 114 

Dorson, 118 

Doty, V 

Douw, 21, 126 

Drayer, 12 

Dret, 78 

Droit, 78 

Droogh, 46, 51 

Droogestradt, 82 

Drisius, 17, 66 

Druljet, 60 

Dii Bois, 103, 105, 106, 107 

Du Bois family, 106 

Dudlos, 114 

Dumond, 122, 123, 124 

Dunces, 37, 104 

Durett, 77, 78 

Duryee, 44 

Du Trieux, 18, 50, 118 

Duyckinck, 58, 66 

Duyckhuyse, 108 

Dwight, 40 

Dye family, 13 

Earle family, 67 

Ebel, 17 

Ebbing, 73 

Eckens, 23, see Dutch Aliases, 118 

Eckerson family, 23, 24, 25 

Eckkesse, 24 

Edgar, 92 

Edsall, 30, 33 

Elberts, 9, 27, 57 

Elbertszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 

Elbertszen, 17, 18, 53, 67, 107 

Elbertszen ianiily, 67 

Eldes, 118 

Ellis, IS 

Ellisen, 15 

Elsenwaert, 118 

Elzewaart, 118 

Elswaert, 40, 118, 120 

Elsward, 118 

Elswort, 40, 43, 118 

Elting, 44, 121 

Elton, 121 

Emerson, 40 

Engelbrecht, 40 

Etkins, 23 

Evans, 76 

Evertsen, 105, 106 

Evertszen, see Dutch Aliases, 115 

Fardon, 118, 120 

Ealing, 118, 120 

Fallon, 107 

Farmer, 20, 92, 93 

Farton, 30 

Fell, 118 

Fielding, 78 

Filips, 118 

Fenix, 118 

Fish, 54 

Fisher, 40 

Fockenszen, 8 

Folleman, 118, 120 

Fonda, 36 

Fones, vii, 62 

Francois, 39 

Frans, 67 

Franszen, 72, see Dutch Aliases, 115 

Fredricks, 6 

Frederickse, 71 

Fredrickszen, see Dutch Aliases, 116 

Freeman, 12, 93 

Freligh family, 45 

French, 67, 79, 90, 92, 93, 95, 98 

French family, 92 

Fresneau, 34 

Friend, 72 

Frisby, 87 

Fulkerson, 60 

Gabry, 83. 

Gage, 113 

Gallaer, 60 

Gallaher, 62 

Gatewood, viii 

Gay wood, 118 

Georger, 61 

Gerritse, 35 

Gerritszen, j^tf Dutch AHases, ii6 

Gilbert, 70 



Gillis, 39 

Gilliszen, see Dutch Aliases, 116 

Glatidiszen, 112 

Glen, 103, 108 

Goedbloedt, 118 

Goewey, 36 

Gouverneur, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30, 33, 

34, 72, 100 
Gouverneur family, 19, 120 
Gowans, ix 
Graham, 100 

Greefraadt, see Grevenraet 
Grevenraet family, 16, 17, 26,65, 66 
Greveraad, see Grevenraet 
Grim, 27 
Guet, 118 
Gunther, 61 
Gysbertsz, 71 

Gysbertszen, see Dutch Aliases, 116 
Gysbertszen, 71 

Hack, 79, 80 

Hacke, 79 

Haldron, 118 

Hall, 20, 93, no 

Ham, 70 

Hamersly, 32 

Hammell, 69 

Hansen, 59, 64 

Hanszen, 118 

Harden, 113 

Hardenbroeck, 37, 78, 94 

Hardenburg, 43, 51, 66, 122 

Hardendinck, 42 

Hardens, 37, 113 

Hardenstein, 81 

Haring, 73 

Harman, 84 

Harmans, 16 

Harperts, 26, 125 « 

Harris, 62, 87 

Hart, 100 

Hawks, 79 

Haywood, 118 

Heathcote, 70 

Hedding, 64 

Heermans, 82 

Henderson, 62 

Hendricks, 6, 9, 27, 50, 63, 69 

Hendrickse, 28, 46, 49, 64, 66 

Hendrickszen, jif* Dutch Aliases, 116 

Hendrickszen, xii, 58 

Herbert, see Dutch Aliases, 116 

Hercks, 73 

Hermans, 6, 8, 9, 24, 32, 57, 67, 70, 

79, 82, 83, 84, 85, 122, 123, 124 
Hermans family, 32, 85, 
Herring, 11, 73 
Hicks, 87 
Hickman, 82 
Higbee, 60 
Higgins, 62 
Hinoyossa, 57 
Hoboken, 118 
Hodge, 32 
Hoed, n8 
Hoeder, 118 
Hoffelsen, 27 
Hollister, 62 
Holmes, 23, 71 
Hooglant, 53 
Hooglant family, 55 
Homes, 53 
Hooms, 53 
Hone, 95 
Hood, 120 
Ho warding, 12, 125 
Huybertszen, see Dutch Aliases, 116 
Huygens, see Dutch Aliases, 116 
Hues, 118 
Huwits, 118 
Huyberts, 86 
Huygen, see de Kleyn 
Huytes, 66 
Hynson, 87 

Idens, 10, 27, 40 

Idenszen, see Dutch Aliases, 1x6 

In de Voor, 118 

Ingoldsby, 30 

Ingraham, 122 

Isaacksen, 88 

Isaackszen, see Dutch Aliases, 116 

Ives, 118 

Jackson, 118 

Jacobs, 16, 25, 34, 77 

Jacobse, 6 

Jacobszen, see Dutch Aliases, 116 

Jacobzen, 10, 21, 65, 89 

Janeway, 76 

Jans, 10, II, 13, 16, 17, 21, 22, 24, 

27, 32. 38, 39> 42, 49. S3. S7. 66, 
67, 114 



Jansen, 15, 82, 118 

Janszen, see Dutch Aliases, 116 

Janszen, 10, 13, 14, 15, 21, 24, 26, 

27, 28, 30, 48, 50, S3, 63, 66, 67, 

68, 70, 78 
Janszen family, 67 
Jay, 39, 103, 118 
Jeats, 118, 120 
Jeffres, 43 
Jeckyll, 87 
Jennings, 61, 87 
Jeuraens, 114 
Jeuriaense, 8, 16 

Jeurianszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Jillis, 8 1, 125 

Jilliszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Jones, no 

Johanneszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Johnson, vii, xi, 13 
Johnstone, 102 
Jongh, 80 
Joukbloet, 69 

Josephs, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Joosten, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Joosten, 42 
Joris, 47 
Joriszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 

Kammega, 69, 73 

Kearney, 90 

Kellenaer, 74 

Kelly, T2I 

Kendiik, 119 

Kernel, 119 

Kennedy, no 

Kennef, 108 

Kennich, 108 

Kennip, 108 

Kemble, 112 

Kemble family, 113 

Kemmena, 69 

Kermer, 43 

Ketin, 40 

Kierstede, 11, 35, 40, 53, 54, 106, 107 

Kierstede family, 40 to 55 

Kiersen, 8 

Kinney, 122 

Kip, X, xii, 26, 35, 45 to 63, 66, 80, 

121, 122, 123, 124 
Kip family, 45 to 63, and 121 to 124 
Keyser, 88 
Kingsland, 19, 109 

Klaas, 24 
Klock, 48 
Knowlton, 62 
Koex, 71 
Kool, 69 
Koning, 7 
Kregier, 56 
Kunter, 79 
Kuyper, 57 
Kwik, 119 
Kype, 47, see Kip 

Lake, viii. 

Langedyck, 67 

Langendyk, 119 

Langestraat, 119 

Langmat, 112 

Lansing, xii, 59, 76, 107 

Larabertszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 

la Montagne, 103 

Laurens, 100 

Laurenszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 

Laughlin, 61 

Lawrence, 23, 43, 44, 89, 100, 122 

Lawson, 62 

Le Clerk, 52 

Lee, 71 

Leech, 60 

Lefly, 8 

Legende, 19 

Leendertszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 

Leendertszen, 77, 83 

Leislie, 8 

Leisler, x, 14, 18, 19, 28, 29, 35, 

41, 55. 72, 73> 75, 82 
Leisler family, 29 to 35 
Lent, 73 

Le Roux, 42, 100 
Leursen, 49 

Lewis, 6, 55, 122, 123, 124 
Lewis family, 35, 123 
Leydser, 31, see Leisler 
Leysler, 28, see Leisler 
Linn, 92 
Lispenard, 31 
Livenston, 113 

Livingston family, loi, 113, 125 
Livingstone, 12, 43, 90, 91, 92, 100 
Lippenard, see Lispenard 
Lodwyck, 42 
Lookermans, 27, 28, 35, 41, 47, 88, 

103, 104, 107 



Lookermans family, 35 to 41 

I^oots, 69 

Lorillard, 122 

Loveridge, 91 

Low, 20 

I.ubberts, 54, 98 

Lucas, 8, 9, 21, 24 

Lucaszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 

Ludlow, 91, 92, 120 

Lupton, 70 

Lybrand, 86 

Lynch, xii, 60, 61, 62 

Lynch family, 61 

Lyndall, 75, 76 

Lyndon, 75 

Lynsen, 122 

Lyseler, 28, see Leisler 

Lyster, 57 

Machet, 78 

McAdam, 14 

McDaniel, 43 

McDowell, 43 

McEvers, 91, 114 

McKinley, 59 

Makkett, 78 

Mandeviel, 890, 

Mangin, 6 

Manny, 119 

Maris, 69 

Marius, see Dutch Aliases, 117 

Marsac, 61, 62 

Marschalk, 51, 58, 122 

Manshaer, 26 

Marshall, 61, 65 

Masschop, 105, J07 

Masjet, 78 

Maskelt, 78 

Masten, 7, 95 

Marston, 95 

Martenszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 

Martenszen, 13 

Martyn, 119 

Mathisen, 74 

Mathyse, 74 

Mattyse, 69 

Maurits, 32 

Mead, 90 

Megapolensis, 17 

Meir family, 63 

Melcherts, 58 

Melyn, 21, 22 

Merberg, 119 

Mettick, 93 

Meyer, 26, 49, 50, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69, 

70, 71, 72 
Meyer family, 63 to 73 
Meynderts, 78 
Michielse, 68 
Michaelsen, 22 

Michiaelszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Michielszen, 67 
Middagh, 52 
Milborne, 19, 30, 33, 34 
Minvielle, 89 
Modder, 119, 120 
Mol, 5, 85 
Monckebaen, 119 
Monjour, 53, 125 
Moor, 112 
Moore, vii 
Morgan, 60 

Morris, 20, 79, 90, 94, 96, 100, 102 
Montagne, 23, 119 
Muller, 36 
Munro, 103 
Murphy, 85 
Muyt, 119, 120 
Myers family, 63 
Myndertszen, 71 

Narbury, 54 
Naylor family, 60 
Neering family, 75, 76 
Nerbery, 54 
Newkerk, 121 
Newton, 84 
Nicholson, 29 
Nicoll, 106 
Niewkerk, 56, 68 
Ninster, 119, 120 
Noorman, 119 

Oblinus, 119 
Ogilvie, 95 
Oldes, 119 
Onanrie, 119 

Onckelbach family, 10, 11 
Onckelbaen, 119 
Onkelba, 10 
Onclebag, 11 
Osborn, 60 
Ostrander, 59 
Ottenberg, 119 



Palding, see Paulding 
Palmer, 6i 
Pappegoya, 33 
Parker, 91, 102 
Pasco, 28 
Pasko, see Pasco 
Paulding, 24 

Pauluszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Pawling, 31 
Pearson, 7 
Pell, 29, 58, 70 
Periam, 43 

Peterszen family, 21, 22 
Phenix, 119 
Philips, 119 

Philipse, 37, 74, 9°. 91. 94, 98 
Philipse family, 94 
Philipszen, 37 
Picques, xii, 23 
Pieces, 23 

Pieters, 5, 21, 53, 78, 81 
Pietersen, 50, 64 

Pieterszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Pierepont, 103 
Pikes, 23 
Pit, 119 
Pluvier, 10 
' Porter, 41 
Post, 71, 72, 119 
Prime, 103 
Printz, 33 
Provoost, X, 20, 34, 38, 39, 54, 64, 

65. 79. 81, 92, 99, 100, 104 
Provoost family, loi 
Pruyn, 123 
Pryor, 40 
Prys, 7 

Purple, vii, x, xii, 62, 108 
Purple family, 62 
Pyckes, 23 

Quackenbosch, 7 
Quaak, 119 
Quick, 49 

Radcliflf, 123, 124 
Randolph, 61 
Rapaille, 13 
Rapalje, 52, 66 
Rasenburg, 119 
Ravenstein, 66 
Ree, 7 a 

Reed, 92, 103 

Reid, 103 

Remsen, 51, 122 

Renselaar, 112 

Resolvert, see Dutch Aliases, 117 

Rey, 40 

Reyerszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 

Reyniers, 86 

Reynolds, 61 

Rhee, 72 

Rhee, 20 

Richt, 119 

Richards, 32 

Riddle, 31 

Ridley, 92 

Ritzema, 44 

Robertson, 120 

Robin, 90 

Robinson, 27, 31, 79, 90, 94, 95, 96 

Rodenburg family, 32, 86 

Roeder, 119 

Roelofs, 17, 32, 40, S3, 54, 107, 126 

Romans, 119 

Rombout, 104, 105, 106 

Rombouts, 28 

Romen, 119 

Ronieyn, 54 

Romme, 54 

Roosevelt, 49, 64 

Rosenvelt, see Roosevelt 

Rosevelt, 17, 45, 49, 64, 70, 91 

Rosa, 121 

Ross, 62, 65 

Rutgers, 11, 21, 65, 67, 94, lox, 141 

Rutgers family, 65 

Rutherfurd, 93, 99, 102 

Rutherfurd family, 102 

Ruts, 114 

Rycke, 73, 119, see Lent, 120 

Rycken, 73, see Lent 

Ryckman family, 55, 56 

Ryerson, 13, 90 

Rynders, 19, 20, 30, 112, 113 

Rynders family, 34 

Reyndertse, 34, 35 

Ryssens, 77 

Ruyter, 119 

Saffe, 88 
Salisbury, 77, 89 
Sam, III 
Sammane family, 25 



Samsons, 114 

Sanders, 17, 23 

Sandford, 68 

Sands, 102 

Santford, 78 

Santvoort family, 22, 78 

Schatts, 35, 43 

Scheerburch, 50, 63 

Schenck, 109 

Schepmoes, 42, 58, 123 

Schermerhorn, 108 

Schilders, 85 

Schouten, 13, 14 

Schrick, 73, 79, 80, 87, 89, 90, 98, 

99. 103 
Schudt, 36 
Schuts, II, 35 
Schuyler, 12, 36, 37, 61, 75, 76, 90, 

91, 104, 108, 109, 112, 114 
Schuyler family, 75, 109 
Sebren, 66 
Seikelson, 15 
Sell, 119 
Selyns, 18, 66 
Sester, 119 
Serven, 69 
Sharduyn, 119 
Sharp, zi 
Shaw, 14 
Sheffield, vii, 62 
Shermer, 7, 43 
Shields, no 
Shippen, 86 

Shout, 14, see Schouten 
Sick els, 16, 73 
Siecken family, 13, 14 
Silkwood, 125 
Sill, 56 

Simmons, 61, 67 
Simons, 119, 120 
Sise, 119 
Sip, 109 
Sipkins, 11, 119 
Sjahaan, 119 
Sjee, 119 
Sjecklin, 119 
Sjeckson, 119, 120 
Slechtenhorst, 24, 37, 39, 108 
Sleight, 121 
Slingerlant, 24, 25, 51 
Sloughton, 30 
Sluyter, 84, 85 

Slyck, IS 

Smith, 26, 62, 64, 70, 89, 125 

Smit, 70 

Snyder, 50, 121 

Snyers, 50, 121 

Sonierendyk family, 5 

Sparks, 93 

Specht, 1 8 

Spencer, viii, 62 

Spier, 14 

Splinters, 66 

Spragg, 30, 31 

Spratt, 65, 98, 99, loi 

Spratt family, 98 

Staats, 20, 30, 35, 37, 120, 125 

Steenwick, 17, 18, 35, 74 

St. Benen, 120 

St. Leger, 68 

Stephens, 78 

Stephenson, 54 

Stephenszen, 28, 35, 36, 52, see Van 

Cortlandt, 36 
Stevens, 54, 102, 119 
Stevens family, 102 
Stewart, 98 
Stewart family, 81 
Stille family, 5 to 9, 15 
Stilwell, 23 
Stoffelsen, 27, 63 
Stout, 43, 125 
Stoutenburg, 24, 42, 108 
Streatfield, 93 
Stridles family, 26 
Stuart, ix 
Stuyvesant, 23, 25, 39, 81, 82, 84, 

91, 102, III 
Stuyvesant family, 81 
Swarthwout, 51 
Swartwout, 122 
Swits, 23 
Switsart, 23 
Sybrants, 60 
Symes, 95 
Symmes, 92 

Tanner, 119 

Ten Broeck, 36, 91 

Ten Eyck, 26, 43 

Teller, 18, 36, 37, 87, 90, 98, 103 

Teller family, 104 

Terhuyn, 57, 58 

Tennis, 18 



Teunissen, 24 

Thahaan, 119 

Theunis, 6, 13, 24, 76 

Theuniszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117, 

Thuniszen, 76 

Thomaszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Thomaszen, 11, 16, 23, 25, 26 
Tibou, Thebou, 79 
Tienhoven, 42, 119 
Timber, 69 
Timmer, 69 
Tjersvelt, 72 
Toenis, 76 

Toeniszen, 76, j^^ De Key 
Tonneman, 56 
Tremper, 124 
Truer, 119 
Trumbull, 92 
Tsipkins, 119 
Tucker, 8, 119 
Turk, 12 
Tuynier, 119 . 
Tymens, 27, 28, 29, 30 
Tyssen, 80 

Underbill, 77 

Valey, 120 

Valckenburg, 5 

Van Aelen, 104, 107 

Van Aernam, 24 

Van Albady, 119 

Van Alen, 36 

Van Alst, 16, 69 

Van Antwerp, viii 

Van Baal, 98, 105 

Van Baal family, 105 

Van Balen, 98, 105 

Van Beeck, 80, 87, 88 

Van Beeck family, 88 

Van Benthuysen, 123 

Van Beuren family, 69, 70 

Van Beverhout, 112 

Van Boekenhoven, 119 

Van Borsum, 20, 43, 53 

Van Brakel, 78, 119 

Van Breestede, 65 

Van Brevoort, 119 

Van Brugh, 8, 28, 32, 38, 39, 76, 92 

101, 113 
Van Brug, 17, 113 

Van Buckly's, 88 

Van Bueren, 44, 69 

Van Buuren, 69 

Van Cortlandl, 12, 14, 34, 36, 37, 52, 

102, 112, 113, 114 

Van Cortlandt family, 37 

Van Courtl', 36 

Van Couwenhoven, 5, 9, 10, 15, 38, 

56, 77 
Van Dalsen, 72 
Van Dam, 55, 100, 112, 113 
Van Dam family, 112 
Van den Berg, xii, 45, 59 
Van den Beig family, 59 
Van den Boog, 119 
Van der Beeck, 14, 73, 119 
Van der Beek, 57 
Van der Donck, 83 
Van der Grist, 35, 77, 83, 88 
Van der Groof, 40 
Van der Gouda, 63 
Van der Gouw, 63 
Van der Grow, 2 7 
Van der Heul family, 48, 49, 65 
Van der Heyden, 51 
Vanderheyden family, 86 
Van der Huyghens, 47, 48 
Vanderleyden, 86 
Van der Linde, 109, 59 
Van der Lyn, 59, 109 
Van der Liphout, 49, 58 
Van der Schure, 58 
Vanderpoel, 104 
Van der Spiegel, 55, 66, 112 
Van der Veen, 14, 27, 28, 29, 35 
Van der Veen family, 28 
Van der Vorst, 66, 68 
Vanderzee, 51 
Van Deurse, 59 
Van Deusen, 59 
Vandewater, 105, 107 
Van Dien, 57 
Van Diepenbroeck, 89 
Van Doesburgh, 68 
Van Dries, 15 
Van Duersen, 24, 59 
Van Dyck, 42, 57, 58, 63, 72, 74, 77, 

78, 79 
Van Dyck family, 42, 77 to 79 
Van Elsvliet, 70 
Van Eps, 55, 98 
Van Etten, 123 



Van Exveen, 20 

Van Gelder, 58 

Van Gilder, 11 

Van Gysse, 57 

Van Haert, 69 

Van Hartsberge, 32 

Van Heyniiigen, 15, 123 

Van Hock, 11 

Van Hoogten, 108 

Van Horn, 22 

Van Home, 65, 66, 67, 68, 78, 79, 

90, 92, 93, 112, 114 
Van Imberg, 10 
Van Iveren, 71 

Van Kleeck family, 43, 44, 121 
Van Kortland, 113 
Van Laer, 26 
Van Langendyk, 119 
Van Langestraat, 54, 119 
Van Naerden, 89 
Van Nes, 25, 36 
Van Ness, 123 
Van Nieuwerzluys, 66 
Van Noortstrant, 58 
Van Norden, 9 
Van Oblinus, 72, 119 
Van Oosten, 10 
Van Pelt, 82 
Van Putter), 12 1 
Van Ransalier, 113 
Van Ranst, 54 
Van Rasenburg, 119 
Van Rensselaer, 37, 76, no, 112, 

Van Rosenvelt, 64 
Van Rollegom, 42, 66, 108 
Van Romen, 120 
Van Sara, 120 
Van Schaick, 5, 9, 25, 40 
Van Schaick family, 9 to 12 
Van Schelluyne, 77 
Van Schoenderwoert, 21 
Van Sickelen, 57 
Van Slechtenhorst, 25, 37, 108 
Van Schlichtenhorst, 108 
Van St. Cubis, 120 
Van St. Obyn, 120 
Van St. Ubus, 120 
Van Thiiyl, 70, 76, 119 
Van Tienhoven, 5, 27, 42, 56, 81 
Van Tilburg, 11, 49, 108 
VanTricht, 107, 108 

Van Tuyl, 76, see De Key 

Van Twiller, 27 

Van Varick, 41 

Van Vegte, 25 

Van Vecliten, 25, 91, 95 

Van Vegten, 95, 122 

Van Voorhees, 70 

Van Vorst, 66 

Van Vleck, 22, 53,54, 55 

Van Vredenburgh, 123 

Van Vreelandt, 5 

Van Wagenen, 91, 109, 121, 122, 

Van Werckhoven, 83 
Van Winkle, 57, 68 
Van Woert, 21, 36, 65, 66 
Van Wyck, 37, 45 
Van Zandt, 70 
Van Zuren, 41 

Varick, 31, 41, 42, 43, 44, 125 
Varick family, 41 
Varlet, 79 
Varleet, 79 
Vareth, 108 

Varleth, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 87, 99 
Varleth family, 79 to 114 
Vatch, 113 
Vaughton, 30, 31, 32 
Vaughton family, 32 
Vedder, 51, 108 
Veeder, 51, 108 
Veet, 126 
Ver Brackel, 78 
Ver Brugge, 32 
Verdon, 60, 120 
Verlet, 39, 79 
Verleth, 32, '79 
Verleth family, 79 
Vermlje, 30, 50 
Verplanck, 39, 51, 54, 90, 91, 97, 

105, 107 
Ver Veelen, 72 
Vervelje, 50 
Verwey, 44 
Vigne, 66 
Vinge, 66 

Visboom, 31, 41, 42 
Visscher, 64 
Vliereboom, 7, 24 
VoUeman, 120 
Voorhees, 58 
Vorsman, 85 



Vreedenburgh, 44 

Vreeland, see Michielszen in Dutch 

Vreeland, 13, 22, 67, 68, 82 
Vreeland family, 67, 68 
Vrelant, 68 

Waerdt, 7 

Waldren, 72 

Waldron, 60, 72, 73, 84 

Walgraef, 114 

Walgrave, 114 

Walling, 6 

Walter, no 

Walters, 28, 31, 32, 108, no 

Walters family, 32 

Walton, 22, 23 

Walton family, 23 

Ward, 61, 85 

Wanshaer, see Dutch Aliases, 120 

Wanshaer, 26, 27, 48, 50, 66, 125 

Wanshaer family, 26 

Washington, 23, 96 

Watkins, 93 

Watson, 91 

Watts, 102, no 

Webbers, 6, 7 

Welchem, 119 

Wendel, 119 

Wendell, 51, 64, 65, 104, 108 

Weeks, 69 

Wells, 60 

Wessels, see Dutch Aliases, 120 

Wessels, 18, 19, 32, 33, 39, 51, 54, 

66,67,81,105, 107,114,119,120, 

Wesselszen, see Dutch Aliases, 117 
Weyt, 120 
Wharton, 120 
Whartman, 68 
White, ix, 92, 120 
Wickersteen, 74 

Wileman, 106 

Wilkinson, 60 

Willems, 76 

Willet, 42 

Williams, 30, 94 

Williamson, 40 

Williemszen, see Dutch Aliases, 1 1 7, 

Willemszen, 27, 114 
Wilnierding, 69 
Winne, 36, 57 
Winster, 120 
Wiltse, 44 
Wits, 23 
Woed, 120 
Woeder, 120 
Woertendyk family, 5 
Woertman, 18 
Wolsum, 28, 31 
Wood, 45, 87 
Woodart, 119 
Woodt, 87 
Wouterse, 14, 15, 21 
Wourterszen, 21 
Wycke, 119, 120 
Wyd, 120 
Wydt, 120 
Wynkoop, 49 
Wyt, 120 
Wyten, 120 

Yackson, 120 
Yates, 32 
Yde Waert, 120 
Yeads, 120 
Young, 80 

Zabriskie, 44, 67 
Zeeman, 120 
Zluys, 24 
Zyperus family, 20