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Anniversary Address before the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 
Febmary 27, 1880, by Genl. James Grant Wilson, loi. 

Baptisms in the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, 29. 

" in the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York, 34, 137. 

** in St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I., 47, 88, 133. 
Bergen, Hon. Teunis G. Contributions to the History of the Early Settlers of Kings 

Co., N. Y., 62, 159. 
Biography of Robert Feake, by John T. Latting, 13. 

*• of Henry Feake, bjr John J. letting, 7a 

** of Commodore Hull, by James Grant Wilson, loi. 

" Homer Crane Blake, 147. 

'* Solomon Townsend, 148. 

** Rev. John Moore, by Charles B. Moore, 5, 93. 

** Capt. John Seaman, by Charles B. Moore, 149. . 
Births ahd Baptisms in the Records of the First and ^cond Presbyterian Churches in 

New York City, 29, 8j. 
Birth Records of Rahway andPlainfield, N. J., Friends* Monthly Meetings, 42. 
Blake, Capt. Homer C. Biography of, 147. 
Brookhaven, L. I., Wills, Abstract of, by Joseph H. Petty, 24. 

Ddafield, M. L., Notice of Smith Family, 98. 

Feake Family, Genealogical Fragments relating to, by ][ohn J. Latting, 12, 7a 

" Robert, Biographical Sketch of^ by John J. Latting, 13. 

*' Henry, BiographiGed Sketch of, by John J. Latting, 70. 
Frost, William, Notice of Family of, by John J. Latting, 169. 

Genealogies, Notices of, 52, 99, 100, 16^9, 182. 

Genealogy of the Adams Familv, Notice of, 181 ; Bartow Family, Notice of, 100 ; 
Briggs Family, Notice of, 98 ; CoghiU Family, Notice of, 52 ; Durye Family, 
Geoiealogy of, 62 ; Farwell Family, Notice of, 99 ; Hastings Family, Notice of, 
181 ; Loomis Family, Notice of, 146 ; Mowry Family, Notice of, 99 ; Russell 
Family, Notice of, 100; Seymour Family, Genealogy of^ 116; Smith-Hett 
Family, Notes on, 145 ; Terhune Family, Genealogy of, 169 ; Williams Family, 
Notice of, 100. 

Genealogical Fragments, by J. J. Latting, 12, 70, 169. 

Hempstead, Annals of, 1632-1832, by Henry Onderdonk, Notice of, 181. 

Hicks, Benjamin D. Esq., Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I., 47, 88, 

Hull, Commodore, and the Constitution, by Genl James Grant Wilson, loi. 

Jay, Elizabeth Clarkson, Pedigree of the Jay and Livingston Family, 114. 

** *• Pedigree of the Clarkson and Rutherfurd Family, 156. 

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Latting, John J., Genealogical Fragments of the Feake Family, 12, 70. 
" " Memorial Sketch of Joel Munsell, Printer, 53. 

** " Notice of the Frost Family, 169. 

Marriages in the First and Second Presbyterian Churches of New York City, 83, 120. 

" in the Reformed Dutch Church of the City of New York, 75, 125, 172. 
Moore, Charles B., Sketch of the Life of Rev. John Moore, 5, 93. 

** *• Genealogical and Biographical Sketch of Capt. John Seaman, 149. 

** Rev. John, Sketch of the life of, by Charles B. Moore, 5, 93. 
Munsell, Joel^ Memorial Sketch of, by John J. Latting, 63. 

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Anniversary Address before, by Genl. 
James Grant Wilson, loi. 

Notes on Books. — Report of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia for 
1878 and 1879, 52 ; Rer)ort and Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society 
for 1878, Vol.- 1., 52; The Family of Coghill, 1377 to 1879, ^*^^ some Sketches 
of their Maternal Ancestors, the Slingsby*sof Scriven Hall, by James Henry Cog- 
hili, 52 ; The Archives of the Briggs Family, 98 ; Descendants of Nathaniel and 
Richard Mowry. 99; Farwell Ancestral Memorial, 99; The Williams Family, 
100 ; The Bartow Family, 99 ; The Descendants of John Rus?ell, 100 ; The His- 
tory of Redding, Conn.; 100; Administration of John De Witt, 146; Descend- 
ants of Joseph Loomis, by Elias Loomb, LL.D., 146; Lady Deborah Moody, 
147 ; Annals of Hempstead, 1643, 1832, 181 ; History of the Adams and Hastings 
Family, 182; Copy of the Poll Lists of 1761-1768, and 1769, 3 vols., 181. 

Notes and Queries. — Renaudet, 51 ; Schuyler, 51 ; Van Alstyn, 51 ; Kidd, 51 ; Sey- 
mour, 51; Shrieve, 51; Noble, 52; History of Harlem, 52; Van Horn, 52; 
Biography of Commodore Hull, 145 ; Munsell, 145 ; Smith, Hett, 145 ; Emer- 
son, 180 ; Drowne, 180 ; Mott Family, of L. I., 180 ; Street, 181 \ Van Brug, 181 ; 
West, i8i. 

Pedigree of the Jay and Livingston Families, by Elizabeth Clarkson Jay, 1 14. 

" of the Clarkson and Rulherfurd Families, by Elizabeth Clarkscn Jay, 156. 
Petty, Joseph H., Abstracts of Brookhavcn, L. I., Wills, 24. 

Records of the First Presbyterian Church of New York City, 29. 

" of Rahway and Plainfield, N. J., Monthly Meetings of Friends, 43. 
** of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York, 34, 75, 125, 137, 172. 
** of Baptisms in St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. L, by Benjamin D. Hicks, 
Esq., 47, 88, 133. 

Seaman, Capt. John, Genealogical and Biographical Sketch of, 149. 
Smith Family, Joshua Hett, Joshua Hett Smith, by M. L. Delafield, 98. 

Talcott, Mary K., Genealogy of the Seymour Family, 116. 
Townsend, Solomon, Biographical Sketch of, 148. 

Wilson, James Grant^ Anniversary Address before the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, February 27, 1880, xoi. 

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6t Charlss B. Moorb, Esq. 

One of the early settlers of L. I., known as John Moore, of Newtown, 
made his first appearance that can be traced, pn Long Island, in April, 
1 64 1, and he died in September, 1657. Between 1644 and 1649, as near 
as the date can be estimated, he married Margaret Howell, who, it has 
been fairly conjectured, was the daughter of Edward Howell, then of 
Southampton, L. I. ; but we have seen no exact proof of it. 

Edward Howell, the first American of his name, b. about 1600, was a 
native of Marsh Gibbon, in the County of Buckingham, England, on the 
borders of Oxfordshire, within five miles of Bicester, where he sold land 
called the manor of Wesbury, in 1639, long possessed by his ancestors, but 
used as fighting ground in 1645. ^is father, as believed, was Henry ; his 
wife was named Eleanor (or Ellinor). She survived him, and was adminis- 
tratrix of his estate, October 6, 1655. She may not have been his first wife. 
He was at Lynn, Mass", on loth March, N. S., 1640, and perhaps earlier, 
having land there, and admitted a freeman of Mass** Colony, 14*** March, * 
1639/40. He became the 2** owner of a water inill at Lynn (which he sold 
to John Elderkin). (Lewis's Lynn, 82). He associated with several oth- 
ers, who came from the same English county. 

There were other Howell's in Massachusetts, and one mar. Mary, dau. 
of William More, of Ipswich, before 1660. 

Margaret Howell, the wife of John Moore, of Newtown, survived him, 
and married (2**) Francis Doughty, the son of the first minister of New- 
town, L. I., the Rev^' Francis Doughty. She and her 2** husband will 
presently be further traced. 

John Moore and Margaret (Howell) had issue : 

II. I. Samuel, b. about 1645/51, but date uncertain; and it is 

also uncertain whether he was the eldest son. 
" 2. John ; not well traced. 
" 3. Gershom. 

" 4. Joseph ; prob. youngest ; baptised after his father's decease. 
" S. Elizabeth, who mar. Content Titus. 

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6 Sketch of the Life of Rev. John Moore^ of Newtown, [Jan., 

The traces of this John Moore from the public records and publica- 
tions have to be placed in order of date, and the surrounding circumstan- 
ces noted, to secure the fullest view we can of him. It appears he was in 
this counUy before the Rebellion broke out in Ireland, and he may have 
come from Northampton C% or from Norfolk or Suflfolk, or Oxford C*. 
We have to estimate his age, and suppose him bom about 1620-25. 

At a town meeting in Southampton, L. I., oa the 6*** of April, 1641, 
four orders were made by the crudely organized democracy (or manor 
court) of that new settlement^ which have been preserved, in **tbe first 
book of records" as printed in 1874, pp. 22 and 23. Their theme was, 
caution as to Indians. 

The first order was : " Yt is Ordered that noe man shall giue or lende 
''unto any Indian or Indians eyther gunnes, pistoUs or any other Instrur 
"ments of Warre, viz., powder, shott. Bullets, matches, swords, or any other 
" engine of warre whatsoeuer ; Upon payne of the forfeiture of his whole 
'' personal estate found within the hmits of Southamplon, and also to be 
*' liable to the Censure of the Court for what corporsdl punishment they 
"shall thinke meet to inflict upon such like offenders." 

The 2^ order of same date was : " Yt is ordered that any person whatso- 
" ever hath any Lott or Lotts uix)n Shinecock playne in the which there are 
** any Indian Barnes or weDs lying open, whereby cattle have or may take 
** hurte or harme, the owners or overseers of such Lotts shall fill up all 
'^ such Barnes and welles by the tenth day of this month, upon payne of 
<* payeing all such damage as arise by their neglect, and further to answer 
** for theire contempt at the next Court." 

The " barnes " in other places have been called " cairns ;" " holes dug 
"in the earth and lined with bark*' or stones, "for the purpose of keeping 
** their com during winter," or other articles at convenience. The" land 
had been sold by the Indian chiefs. It is probable that if any wells or 
cairns were valuable they might be safely covered over or curbed instead 
of being filled. But it was designed to prevent any Indian from again re- 
sorting there to use them. They were much like a modem rifle-pic. 

The 3<* order, believed to be of the same date, was : " It is ordered 
*' that there shall be three planteing lotts layed out, abutting upon the 
" Little Common appertayneing vnto each of the forty eight Acres, viz : 
. " to Henry Symonds, the first lott, to M'. Abraham Peirson the second 
"Lott, and to John Moore, the third btt ; y* being further ordered that 
" the persons above mentioned shall be at the charge of fencing the sayd 
** lotts, so much as they shall abutt vpon the little common.^* 

The remaining order, supposed of the same date was : " Yt is ordered 
^ that M'. Howe is to have Yi\s planteing lott at the end of Allen Breades 
^^ planteing lott, and yt is to lye three acres in length,* and soe much in 
" bredth as will make the lott to containe three score and foiur Acres ;" — 
(1. ^., 64 acres, being 16 acres larger than others)* 

These orders are the earliest and perhaps the most appropriate intro- 
duction of John Moore to our attention. They were connected with the 
idea of planting, building, and residing outside of the close village of 
Southampton, east of it. They will bear explanation and comment. 
" Planting lots " it seems were the largest lots granted. Originally the 
plan was to have " house lots " limited to /?»r acres, and *' planting lots " 
to twelve acres ; the large parcels to be "farms." But asno the latter, 

* Pcrhiq>t ISO rods ; 4 rods wid<aiMl 40 loog^ bdag tfat plonghmtrfs acrt. 

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the name seems to have been dropped, and all the larger plots called 
** planting lots." 

"The little common" (if the local antiquarian guessed right) was the 
same as " the little plains," and lay at the south end of the main street of 
the village of Southampton, being bounded south by the beach, and as he 
supposes washed away. But it seems the one upon which the three plant- 
ing lots were to be abutted was another " little common^'* appertaining to 
parcels of 48 acres before granted — as planting lots — not house or home 
lots. It may have lost its name, without being swept away by the ocean. 
It would be lost simply by being fenced in by private owners. We can- 
not identify it with ** the little plain " that was divided by lottery in 165 1. 
Thomas Halsey had a parcel of 48 acres, not all laid out or fenced (p. 
44). Mr. Jones was to have 48 acres (p. zzY ^Y '^^ taxing law after- 
ward applied, any land left open for common pasture {i, ^., unfenced) 
was not taxed, and the eariy orders to fence compelled a man to fence 
only a small part of his land. In 1641, but little fence could have been 
made. The "home lots" were soon ordered fenced at each end, so that 
taken together the fence might enclose one large parcel for a village, and 
that mi^t be defended. In 1643 it was agreed that " what shall be want- 
**ingwhen each man hath done his i^roportion" (as ordered) "the re- 
** mainder of the sayed fence shall be done upon a common charge, and 
'' that each man shall make and maintayne his fence." It seems to fol- 
low that the part of planting lots not ordered to be fenced, became — ^until 
fenced — a common "appertaining" to the lot, without interfering with a 
private ownership. A similar course was pursued in other places. It led 
to disputes. On 26 Oct 1643, the "little common" was mentioned as 
one upon which some persons had a right to leave their cattle, andnot others, 
M'. Henry Symonds d\d not remain as an inhabitant, and was admit- 
ted freeman of Boston in 1643. (Snow, Hist, of Bosl., 124 ; Drake's do., 
278, etc) In 1646 " Mr. Symonds " was reported at Southampton as one 
who had not paid taxes (First book of records, p. 53), and no other ac- 
count is given of him. It is probable he was a millwright He seems, 
from being named first, that he had a prior claim or held a higher rank than 
Rev**. Mr. Pierson. But he was not employed. Mr. Howell built a mill 
and probably employed William Rogers. Mr. Pierson was from York- 
shire; graduated at Cambridge in 1632, arrived in New England in 1639, 
was ordained at Lynn in Nov., 1640, and (as described by Cotton Mather) 
was •* regularly incorporated," with seven or eight 'piore, " into the church 
" state before going ; the whole company also entering (with the advice 
** of the Governor of Mass. Bay Colony) into a civil combination for 
" mabtaining government among themselves. Thus was then settled a 
" church at Southampton," etc. It ought not to escape attention that if 
die attempt of Archbishop Laud to extend his church rule over this coun- 
try was objectionable, this smaller attempt of the Mass. clique to extend 
their church rule over Long Island may have been also objectionable. 

The provision for Mr. Howe referred to Daniel Howe, several times 
chosen to represent Lynn in Mass., who took charge of the vessel, ob- 
tained by the first band at Lynn (composed of Edward Howell, Allen 
Bread, and others), and agreed to hold it, upon prescribed terms " for the 
use of the plantacon "; not to sell it without consent of the major part, 
and to be ready at Lynn to transport goods three times in the year, th« 
i", the 4^, and the ^ month, etc (meaning in Mardi^ June, and Octo- 

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g. [ Sketch of the Life of ^ev.John Moore^ of Newtown, [Jan., 

ber). He was soon elected a ma^strate of Southampton. He did not 
accord with the church party. It is apparent that he did not approve of 
the rule by which church members were to assume the whole government. 

It appears the . family of this John Moore, or some one for them, 
claimed afterwards that they were descended from the English family which 
had its headquarters from 1400 to 1554 at Benenden, Kent Co., England, 
(where the name was spelt "More"^. Many of the residents of Kent 
county sustained Wyatf s rebellion agamst Qu. Mary and Philip of Spain, 
in favor of Elizabeth. Many were banished, or sold their land and re- 
moved to Ireland. In 1554 John More, of Kent Co., sold his place at 
Benenden to Watts, and his sons went to Ireland, probably taking land there 
from Watts. One of them married the widow of a noted participator in 
Wyatt's rebellion. Afterwards one of that family was favored by Qu. 
Elizabeth, when in power, and became strong and wealthy. His son 
became a baron in 1616, and a viscount in 162 1, and his male descendant 
and heir became a marquis of Drogheda. In Ireland the spelling was 
changed to " Moore." The baron had several uncles, three brothers and 
seven sons, and there were many descendants. The arms claimed by the 
descendants of this John belonged to that house. (Riker's Newtown, p. 
327). There is nothing improbable in the claim, and there are some con- 
firmatory circumstances. But the name was a very common one and diffi- 
cult to identify. There were branches of the same old family in North- 
ampton Co. and in Norfolk Co., and it is reported that the Chancellor's 
family arose from- it (see Life of Sir T. More, by his gr. son), who left some 
descendants in Oxford Co. and some in Yorkshire. 

Some generations afterwards the Mores of England adopted quite ex- 
tensively the spelling " Moore ;" some families much earlier than others. 

Catharine, a dau. of Sir Adam Loftus, an English family in Ireland of 
1 7 children, connected by marriage there with the English family of Moore, 
married Arthur Bostique or Bostock^ and had a dau. Margaret. One sis- 
ter, Letitia, became the ist wife of Richard Parsons, son of Sir William j 
another, Ann, married Richard Parsons, son of Sir Lawrence (see Pedi- 
grees in Irish Peerage books). 

Arthur Bostock was too unusual a name to be possessed by many at 
the same time. One of that name appeared early at Southampton. By 
report he came from Cheshire, England, which was near Ireland. On 29 
May, 1643, two /acres of land "upon the plain" were ordered for Arthur 
Bostock to lye "against Robert Bond's west and against M'. Gosme.r*s 
*; eight acre lott north." 

Upon the division of the town (when it had 44 male inhabitants) into 
wards of eleven persons, bound to furnish two men from each ward to 
watch. for and assist in securing any whales driven on shore, &c., R. Gos- 
mer, Arthur Bostock, Henry Pierson, John Hand, Thomate Hildreth, John 
Mulford, John Moore, Ellis Cook, Robert Bond, Fulke Davis, and Mr. 
Howe, were named in the 3d ward. The date as written was 7 March, 
1644 (before East Hampton was granted). In 1645 Arthur Bostock had 
been appointed with Messrs. Stanborough and Barret to lay out the eight 
and ten acre lots upon the great plain. It seems he challenged Mr. Stan- 
borough to fight a duel (Irish heroic style), and it is probable he was there- 
upon arrested and required to give bail. Mr. Cooper, of Southampton, 
and " John Moore " became bound in JQ^^ ** unto the body of this towne," 
conditioned " that Arthur Bostock doe appear at the next quarter court to 

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** bee holden .... October." On the entry of the record of this — 
with no date — it is noted that Arthur Bostock made his appearance accord- 
ing to the Recognizance (The First Book of Records, p. 17). 

On 6th October, 1646, ** Arthur Bostock was censured by the Court of 
** Magistrates for challenging M'. Stanborough to fight with him, and to 
" pay for the sayd offence unto the Towne Ten shillings." 

He then disappeared from Southampton; and perhaps flourished in 
Count., where his name was assumed to be Arthur Bostwick ; having a son 
John, and a gr. son Major John (932, 426, 480, 15, N. Eng. Hist Reg., 86). 
John Bostwick had land in Southampton, 1673-1680, which he sold to Isaac 

This is a slight indication that John Moore was of the Irish family. 
Many from Kent Co. gathered on that branch of L. I. Easthampton was 
first called Maidstone. There were several -at Southampton who came 
from Ireland — nearly ail Englishmen — and probably Thomas Halsey and 
Richard Barret, called kinsman of Halsey's son Daniel, were of the num- 
ber, as well as Hugh Gelston, Nathaniel Dominy and John Kelly. It 
seems the church organization of Rev. Mr. Pierson claimed that none 
but church members ^ould vote or be officers of State, and the civil com- 
bination, of which Daniel Howe was chosen chief^ did not like that plan. 
A strong disagreement grew up between them. 

On the 15th of March, 1643, as the date appears, an entry is "Thomas 
" Halsey was censured for some unreverent speeches to Daniel How in 
" Court, then a magistrate, who acknowledged his offence and promised to 
*' make the lyke acknowledgement the next Quarter Court." 

"March 15, 1643 William Wells, Gent, was censured for some unreve- 
** rent speeches to Daniel Howe, who confessed his offence and promised 
** reformation.'' [This doubtless was W. Wells, of Southold, who favored 
the New Haven plan about church members.] 

" March 16, 1643, John Moore was censured for saying Daniel How 
**did usurpe the execution of the place of Magistrate, he " (probably mean- 
ing Mr. Howe) " then lyein under Church censure, not being then deposed 
" or degraded from the same. And to confesse his fayling yf hee shall 
" bee at the next quarter court.*' 

The articles agreed to on 30 May, 1644, for Southampton's union with 
the Connecticut Colony of Hartford, are copied in Trumbull's Colonial 
Records of Conn., Vol. I., p. 566, and in Howell's Southampton, p. 53. 
The names of Edward Howell, John Gosmer, and John Moore are recited 
in them, as the representatives of Southampton. The composition and 
penmanship of the young man, it is quite probable, were more in demand 
than his advice. 

In October, 1644, after Southampton was recognized as belonging to 
the (Hartford) Connecticut colony organization (which did not require 
voters or officers to be church members). " Mr. Moore and Robert Bond 
" were appointed for Southampton, to collect subscriptions for scholars to 
"be educated a^ Cambridge" fnieaning in Massachusetts, afterward Har- 
vard College), "and Edward Howell, John Gosmore, and John Moore 
** were deputed by (or for) Southampton to negotiate a union with the New 
'* England colonies." In Nov., 1644, Mr. Gosmer was magistrate ; John 
Cooper and Thomas Sayre were censured. On 6 March, 1645, "Upon 
** the new measuring of the eight acre lots," " what shall be left as overplus 
•' of Tho». Hildreth's 8 acre lotte shall lye in length next to Mr, Gosmer' s 
*' and John Moor^s eight acres " (p .35). This shows that John Moore had 

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eight acres next to Mr. Gosmer. Robert Bond in 1643 ^^ three acres 
granted him ** lying on ^^ south side of Mr. Gosmer's eight acre lot'* (p. 
30). Arthur Bostock's two acres were against Robert Bond*s west. By 
comparing and tracing these, we learn the location of the land, which 
placed Mr. Moore and his neighbors in the third ward, outside of and 
east of the old village, and not far from modem Bridge Hampton. 

Before October, 1646, it is probable that this John Moore was at Cam- 
bridge, perhaps as a student, to complete his studies, and was deputed to 
and attended a meeting of the synod of ministers held probably at the 
same time as the meeting of the General Court {ox Legislature) in Mas- 
sachusetts. It is possible he had studied some with Rev'd Mr. I*ierson at 
Southampton, and was recommended by him. We have no precise proof 
of it. It would be surprising if Mr. Pierson's Yorkshire tones, or dialect, 
suited all his parishioners, even as a reader, while some required that he 
should speak or read so that Yorkshiremen could understand him when 
they could hardly comprehend ordinary Ehglish. It appears that money 
was furnished to John Moore and Edward Mitchellson (known as the 
marshal of Mass*"., for whom this young man might be a convenient clerk), 
to provide provisions (meals, dinners, etc.,) for the members of the synod 
and of the General and Particular Courts in session ; some probably from 
the public treasury ; (and others perhaps expected by subscription, or as, 
pay for meals for members of the 3d House, or peritioners in attendance). 
Robert Bridges, of I^ynn, in that month of October, 1646, was presiding 
officer (speaker) of the House of Deputies (or Representatives), but after 
that an assistant or magistrate. . John Endecott was not then Governor, 
but perhaps was Deputy Governor presiding. After this he was not elected 
Governor until 1649. 

A Petition was presented, probably in the handwriting of John Moore, 
signed by him and Mr. Mitchellson, in these words : 

**To the Honored Court 

** Wee, whose names are underwritten, being (by the providence of God) 
" Imployed in the expending of several sommes of money for the pcure- 
'^ ing of puisions for the Synod and severall Generall and perticular Courts 
*^ at Cambridge ; ffor the which provisions and sommes of monyes we 
'' yo' humble petitioners stood psonally Ingaged ; But in regard of the Lenght 
** of tyme before they were discharged, and the badnes of the paye in 
** which they were discharged, and since that tyme there hath been great 
'* losse by the dischargeing of severall somes of monies which were not 
*' given in upon Accompt. likewise we have found that we left the best 
" part ot forty pounds concerning the Synods which in conscience we might 
"have lawfiilly given in. In consideration whereof o' Humble request 
" vnto this Honored Court is. That you would be pleased to relieve the 
" oppressed, so as to release the remainder of o' Accompt, hopeing we 
** shall finde so much favo' from you for o' former paynes and service to 
**the country, as that the damage may not rest upon upon those who are 
" alltogether unable to bear it. Thus desiring the Lords p*sence with you 
'* in all weighty affayres, shal ever Remayne 

** Yo** to be comanded 

"John Moore 
"Edw. ATitchellson" 

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Written on this Petition, immediately after the signatures : 

"The peticons are forgiven y* 4olb. they owe y* country upon the 
" consideracons p*sented, and the house of Deputys desire o' hon'ed 
** mag^ to concur w* them herein, p. Robert Bridges 

By order &c 
" Consented unto by the magistrates 

Jo. Endecott. Gou' "* 

The writer has looked in vain over the brief minutes preserved, for 
any other notice of this, and has looked in vain for any other ^ting or 
signature of Mr. Moore, with which to compare this. The original Peti- 
tion and underwritings are carefully preserved in the book of " Ecclesias- 
tical papers," in the office of the Secretary of State of Massachusetts. 
There were several other John Moore's, but probably none who could 
write like this ; and there are some strong circumstances in favor of his 
identity ; he having been authorized to collect subscriptions for scholars at 
Cambridge, and appointed with his seniors to negotiate a Union with the 
United Colonies, which was successful, and as agreed by all he was " per- 
mitted in New England to preach, but not authorized to administer sacra- 
ments ; " which license, we suppose, must have been granted at such a 
synod, and about 1646^1649. This proceeding may demonstrate one of 
the peculiarities of uniting church and State. 

In 1646 strong dissensions had occurred in Southampton. Thos. 
Halsey was censured for hindering the quiet proceedings of the court, 
etc., fined 5s., and required to make acknowledgment, and upon his re- 
fusing to do this fined 40s. This fine was remitted in March, 1647. In 
Oct., 1646, Henry Pierson and Josiadi Stanborough were censured as well 
as Arthur Bostock, as before mentioned. 

On 24 June, 164 7i John Moore was present at a town meeting in 
Southampton, after it had been visited by magistrates from Connecticut, 
and was one of seven principal men who certified that all the inhabitants 
of the town (except three) were present and consented to an important 
agreement (to bury differences, etc.). The names were in this order ; Ed- 
ward Howell, Abraham Pierson, Richard Odell, John Moore, Thomas 
Halsey, Henry Pierson, Jo. Gosmer, Job Sayre. (The two last printed in 
a separate column. First Book of Rec, 45.) 

On 9 March, 1649, his name was on the list of ** perfect freemen " of 
Southampton ; only sixteen in number — probably church members — but not 
including either of the Piersons, nor William Rogers (gone). On 9 May, 
1649, ^*s name was not on the list of townsmen — 26 in number. (lb. 55, 56.) 
The written agreement with llev*d Robert Fordham to preach at South- 
ampton took effect on ist April, 1649. ^^Vd Mr. Pierson, after 24 June, 
1647, and before the 9 of March, 1649, went to Branford, in Connecticut, 
mider the New Haven organization, where none were to hold office or 
vote but church members, and several ^followed him. Serious difficulties 
with the Indians were apprehended, and the settlers were at this time ex- 
cited by finding them armed and jealous. The wife of Thomas Halsey 
was murdered at night, in 1649, in his lonely residence, not then in the 
village ; and Lyon Gardiner urging Wyandank, the murderers were ar- 
rested by him and called Pequots. It seems that neither Pierson, nor 
Bostwick, nor Moore, had any house or lot in the village. The subject of 
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serious item, and an element of complaint and dispute. The settlers on 
the west end of L. I. wanted guns for themselves. After receiving loo, 
they wpre permitted by order from Amsterdam, on nth April, 1650, to 
have 100 more, to be distributed among the people under the care of Ja- 
cob Cowenhoven, CaptT of the Burghers Guard (i N. Y. Hist. Doc'^jgy). 
On 3d Nov., 1650, it was complained that ^^ the English of Gravesend, 
** among others, had, with the Director's consent^ given the Indians of Ca^ 
" narse " (towards Jamaica) " some stamped guns," *' in payment for their 
" land." The Indians came with the guns, on 6th Nov., to Cowenhoven*s 
house, who complained of it to the Fiscal and to Mr. Montagne, who also 
had seen the guns, but without any result [i do. 449]. 

From all the circumstances, it appears that John Moore, at this period 
disturbed at the east end of L. I. by the murder of Halsey's wife and other 
Indian difficulties, left Southampton, and took, or attempted to take, 
Rev'd Mr. Fordham's place at Hempstead, then under Dutch rule, Petef 
Stu3rvesan,t, Governor. This requires separate consideration. 


By J J. Latting. 


Of the origin of the three individuals, Robert, Henry, and Tobias, 
bearing this patronymic, who were early immigrants to New England, we 
are left to conjecture, pointing with reasonable probability, however, to 
the family seated and flourishing for many successive generations at Wigh- 
ton and adjacent places in Norfolk Co., England. Among the Harleian 
MSS. in the British Museum [Vol. 1096, p. 119] may be seen the follow- 
ing pedigree of this family, from a visitation in 1664 : 

James Feke = 
of.Wtghtoa ' 
in Norff. 

WDliam Simon = Robert 

of Welles, Ca 

Eldest son. of Kerdeston 

in Norffbke, 
ad Son. 


John Feke = Cicetey. dau. of ... . Reere 
ofKerdesto^. I of Claj, in NorflfbDce. 

Robert Feake (*) Anne = John Feke. = (*) Anne. dau. of John Dodd 

of Basham in diau. of of London^and 

Norffoik. Thomas 


Margaret Taylor. 

William Maxgaret Elizabeth John Rowland Elizabeth Robert John Anne 

Eldest s<»& d. an d. s. p. 


From other sources it appears there was a Pamell Feake, residing in Lon- 
don in 1593, who had children, William, James, Margaret, Judith, and Anne. 

There was also a William Feake of London, goldsmith, whose wife 
was Mary • . . • Will dated May ^y 1595. They had children^ James^ 

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John, Edward, William, Mary, Sarah, and Rebecca. In 1617-21, there 
was a William Feake living at Stafford in Staffordshire, gentleman, son and 
heir of John Feak of London, deceased, who had for his arms, sable^ a/ess 
dancetie^ or, in chief, three fleurs de lis ar, 

I. Robert Feake came to Massachusetts Bay in the fleet with Gover- 
nor Winthrop, in the year 1630. The earliest notice of him occurs in the 
journal of the Governor, detailing the particulars and incidents of a prospect- 
ing expedition made by him (the Governor) " and some company with hini," 
on 27th January, 1631, when they " went up by Charles River about eight 
miles above Watertown, and named the first brook on the north side of the 
river (being a fair stream, and coming from a pond a mile from the river) 
Beaver Brook, because the beavers had shorn down divers great trees there,, 
and made divers dams across the brook. Thence they went to a great 
rock, upon which stood a high stone cleft in sunder that four men might 
go through, which they called Adam*s Chair, because the youngest of their 
company was Adam Winthrop. Thence they came to another brook, 
greater than the former, which they called Masters* Brook, because the 
eldest of their company was one John Masters. Thence they came to an- 
other high pointed rock, having a fair ascent on the west side, which they 
called Mount Feake, from one Robert Feake, who had married the Gover- 
nor's daughter-in-law.'* 

The Governor's daughter-in-law here referred to was Elizabeth, the 
young widow of Henry Winthrop, to whom she had been married in Eng- 
land as recently as the month of April, 1629. She was the daughter of 
Thomas and Anna (Wiilthrop) Fones, of London, and consequently the 
niece of Governor Winthrop, and own cousin of her husband. When the 
latter, following his father, sailed from England in the month of April, 1630, 
he left her at Groton to come over subsequently with his mother — both 
then on the verge of maternity. Henry arrived on the ship Talbot, in the 
harbor of Salem, on the ist of July, 1630, and, as the ancient family record 
states the circumstance, on the following day he went on shore with the 
principal officers of the ship, and " walkmg out to a place now called by 
the Salemites, Northfield, to view the Indian wigwams, they saw on the 
other side of the river a small canoe. He would have had one of the com- 
pany swim over and fetch it, rather than walk several miles on foot, it 
being very hot weather; but none of the party could swim but himself; 
and so he plunged in, and, as he was swimming over, was taken with the 
cramp a few roods from the shore, and drowned." 

His young wife, thus suddenly widowed, appears to have been highly 
esteemed by the Winthrop family, and was the object of their solicitude 
and continued interest in her welfare. William Coddington, who had ac- 
companied Governor Winthrop to New England, having lost his wife, Mary 
Moseley, a few weeks after their arrival, returned to England in the spring 
of 163 1. He was then only 30 years of age, and had proved himself one 
of the Governor's most trusted and efficient counsellors. The Governor, 
writing to his son John by the same vessel in which Coddington sailed, 
adds this postscript to his letter ; ** I hope the Lord hath provided a good 
husband for your sister Winthrop. Mr. Coddington is well affected to her. 
If he proceed, I wish you to further it ; for he is a godly man, and of good 
estate." On his arrival in England he repaired to Groton, and Margaret 
Winthrop, the Governor's wife*, writing to her son, John Winthrop, Jr., then 
in London, says : I rejoice much to hear that Mr. Cottington beares such 

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good affections to my daughter ; I trust there will be a further prosedinge. 
I have heard him very well reported of to be a religious man and of good 
meanes. Mr. Wilson had some speech with me about it, and did very much 
desyre to knowe hir virtues. I gave her the best commendations that I 
could. I shall dayly expect his cominge : he shall be very welcome." In 
a postscript she adds : '^ As soon as 1 had written these, Mr. Cottington 
came to see us, but would not stay all night. He hath not yet made his 
minde knowne to my daughter, but is gone to Sudbury to Mr. Willson. I 
doe veryly believe it will be a mach, and that she shalbe very happy in a 
good husband.'' 

The aspirations for this " mach " were not realized. Mr. Coddington, 
the future Governor of Rhode Island, quickly found another wife, and 
Bessie Winthrop, the young widow, without a suitor, came over to New 
England, in the ship Lyon, Capt Pierce, which arrived on the 2d of No- 
vember, 1 63 1, bringing also the Governor's wife and others of his family. 
Her marriage with Robert Feake must have occurred not very long after 
her arrival. It would seerii this connection with the Governor's family 
quickly brought him into public notice. He was admitted a freeman of 
the colony in May, 163 1, and on the 4th September, 1632, he was appointed 
Lieutenant to Capt. Patrick, then chief military officer at Watertown and 
the neighboring settlements. He held this position until the month of 
March, 1636. He had his '' homestall " ih Watertown, and was grantee 
and owner of a number of plots in the same place. He held for several 
successive years the office of selectman of the town — one of the persons 
termed '* freemen chosen to order all civill affaires of y* Towne." In 
1634-35-36 he was a representative in the General Court from Water- 
town. On the 3d of September, 1634, he, with Capt. Underbill, Daniel Pat- 
rick, and others, were appointed by the General Court of Boston to fix upon 
the site for a fort on Castle Island in the Bay. He appears to have con- 
tinued to follow the fortunes of Capt Patrick, and in 1639-40 accompa- 
nied him on his removal to Connecticut. In the month of July, 1640, they 
united in purchasing from the native Indian proprietors and occupants all 
the lands between Asamuck and Patomuck Rivers, which subsequently 
constituted the town of Greenwich, Connecticut Included in this tract 
was the neck of land called by the Indians, Monakewego, but which then 
was given the name, ** Elizabeth Neck," in honor of the wife of Robert 
Feake, being declared in the Indian deed to be her " peticaler perchase." 
It is said this purchase and settlement were made under the sanction and 
in the interest of the New Haven Colony ; and the new comers had no 
sooner begun to erect their dwellings and establish themselves, than their 
doings were reported to Director-General Kieft at New Amsterdam, who 
forthwith issued the following nojtification and protest : 

" I, William Kieft, Director General of New Netherland notify you. 
Captain Daniel Patterick, or whom it may concern, that this ground which 
you claim to take possession of, is within the jurisdiction of New Nether- 
land, and belongs to their High Mightinesses ; so that hereafter, you may 
not pretend any cause of ignorance. We order and warn you further not 
to attempt anything to the prejudice of their High Mightinesses, and in 
default thereof, we protest against all damages, losses and interests which 
may accrue therefrom. 

•* On the Island Manhattan, in Fort Amsterdam, Oct. 15, 1640.** 

The settlers promptly acknowledged receipt of this document, but 

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challenged ** clearer proof" that the land on which they lived was ** States' 
land ; " declaring they would "not do anything in the least which will con- 
travene their High Mightinesses, the Lords States* rights to any lands of 
theirs in New Netherland." • 

Patrick and Feake persisted and continued for two more years in the 
occupation of these lands, uncertain, between the strifes of the English and 
the Dutch, which power to acknowledge ; harassed and threatened mean- 
while by the treacherous Indians of the neighborhood, until they finally 
decided to put themselves under the protection of the Dutch. For this 
purpose Patrick attended in person at Fort Amsterdam and subscribed a 
declaration, " promising for the future to be faithful to the Noble I^ords, the 
States, his High Mightiness the Prince of Orange, and the West India 
Company, or their Governor General of New Netherland, as all honest 
subjects are bound to be, 'provided they should be protected against their 
enemies as much as possible and should enjoy thenceforth the same privi- 
leges that all Patroons of New Netherland have obtained agreeably to the 
freedoms." This submission was signed by Capt. Patrick alone at F6rt 
Amsterdam, on the 9th April, 1642^ it appearing that his associate, Rob- 
ert Feake, was then sick and could not attend so far from home in person^ 
although it further appears he had commissioned his wife, Elizabeth Feake, 
to act in his stead. 

It is evident that the prestige of the Dutch arms, and the promised 
protection of the " States," proved but a sorry shield against the neighbor- 
ing native tribes, who still had their habitations on the adjacent lands, and 
incessantly avenged their injuries, real or fancied, by their depredations 
and savage atroaties upon the settlers. These annoyances and dangers 
continued until they culminated in the final annihilation of the Indians on 
Strickland's Plain, in February, 1644, by a company of Dutch soldiers sent 
by Governor Kieft under the leadership of Capt. Underhill. More than a 
year prior to this date (in May, 1642) Underhill had become a resident of 
Stamford, adjoining the plantation of Patrick and Feake, and was now 
acting in the service of the Dutch in their encounters with the Indians, 
Patrick, who had been Underhiirs early companion in arms, was ignomini- 
ously assassinated by a Dutch soldier, at the house of his friend, in the 
month of January, 1644. His death undoubtedly proved a serious loss to 
his co-proprietor in the Greenwich lands, and not unlikely precipitated the 
malady which a few years afterward terminated in his ^^ loss of reason'* In 
the month of October, 1647, we find him in Boston on the point of setting 
sail for England. What was the occasion or the object of this journey is 
not apparent. That it was^ necessary, perhaps compulsory, may be in- 
ferred from some expressions in a letter which he at that time wrote to his 
fiiends at Stamford in reference to the management and disposition of his 
estate in his absence, saying he " reserved the whole propriety of his estate 
'//// he saw how God lifould deal with him in England?* How long he 
continued abroad is not kno\n^. That he had returned to Greenwich 
some time prior to the i8th September, 1649, ^^ stated in a letter which 
Robert Husted and others, then residents at that place, addressed to the 
Dutch Governor, which is as follows : 

** Right Honorable : We the inhabitants of Greenwich do make known 
& present your honor with a few lines, and to inibrme you with our fare and 
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and endeavored to depoppolate this place of Greenwich, and to leave it 
without inhabitants, that so the prophit may re down to them selves as 
might be proved by divers instances ; and now they lay hold upon a new 
occasion as we apprehend for such an ende Mr. Feke being returned again 
from Old England ; they make use of his weakness and silliness to wring 
the land out of Mr. Halletfs hands ; and they stand ready as we think to 
gain a grant from your honor for such a thing. But we hope your honor 
will seriously consider before they draw forth such a Bequest from you. 
We cannot see that Mr. Feake have any right to it, although he joined in 
the purchase. Yet the former Governor proceded against them and sent 
the vandragor and souldiers & required them to submit to the government 
or avoid the place. Mr. Felce always withstood it. . Whereupon when the 
Governor required their answer, the Captain & Mrs. Feke submitted to them : 
she having full power of his Ward (or word). Whereupon the Governor 
judging him unfit to dispose a plantation gave the land to Mrs. Feke as 
her own for inheritance to dispose of as she preferred ; and she have dis- 
posed of the land hitherto, and have given out Lots in her own name in 
fee, never contradicting it to this day. This therefore is our request to 
your honor, to maintain Mr. Hallett's Hght against them, & in his right, 
ours ; we having our land from her. If your honor conceive Mr. Feke 
should be paid for the purchase, Mr. Hallett is willing to be covenanted 
to him for it ... . 

Robert Husted 
Richard Crabb 
Tho* Sherwood 
John Coo.** 

Greenwidi Sep. iZ, 1649. 

If Robert Feake of Greenwich be identical with the " Robert Feake " 
whose name appears in a resolution of the House of Commons, adopted 
on the 4th of March, 1649, approving and directing the issuing of 2i pardon to 
him and others, then he undoubtedly attained the object of his visit. But 
what the offence could be for which such pardon was sought is not stated. 

What were the opinions of his fellow-townsmen respecting him at this 
period may be gathered from the following certificates, subsequently pro- 
cured and used or offered as evidence in an action at law between Tobias 
Feake and William Hallett : 

" This may certify whom it might concern respecting Mr. Robert Feeke 

sometime an inhabitant of Greenwich near Stanfort that the 

said Mr. Feeke according to the best of our knowledge, being well ac- 
quainted with him in consequence of great intercourse with him, was a 
man whose God-fearing heart was so absorbed with spiritual and heavenly 
things, that he little thought of the things of this life, and took neither 
heed nor care of what tended to his external property. We moreover 
considered and regarded him as a man so unsettled and troubled in his 
understanding and brain, that although he was, at times^ better settled than 
at others, nevertheless in his last years, and about the time he agreed with 
his wife, respecting the division of their temporal property, he was not a 
man of any wisdom, or capable of acting understandingly like any other 
man in a matter regarding his own benefit, profit and advantage. In like 
manner we testify that he, as yet on all occasions exhibited a more than 
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more easily to be seduced by her to do whatever she wished than what 
was wise and reasonable in the opinion of a man who was compos sui^ and 
as we say his own man 

Witness John Bishopp. 

Rich<l, Lawe. 
Francis Bell." 

" I think it proper to add what follows, as regards myself individually, 
for said Mr. Feake living in my family, I could better see his moderation, 
or want of temper and divorce (?) by which I foresaw that his journey to 
Greenwich might perhaps tend to his prejudice. I advised him to the con- 
trary, and he was willing to take my advice, but slipped in haste without 
vay knowledge to Greenwich, and there did as appears. I and my wife 
were angry because he went away so far from his property; but he 
answered and seemed to be well satisfied by himself, giving out that his 
wife took the children, and therefore needed the property more than he, 
from which I concluded, — ^although what is drawn up in the agreement 
does not accord with what is reasonable, — he, nevertheless hath had re- 
gard to his children and their advantage, in leaving the property to their 
mother, in which regard as aforesaid may perhaps be observed in a more 
divine sense that the children possesst a natural and innate right to the 
property which belonged to their father, although it be that the father, 
through bad management suffers want. In short through the manage- 
ment or agreement, he became melancholy, and about foiurteen days after 
was seriously ill, headstrong and crazy. 

Witness John Bishop:' 

The succeeding years of the life of Mr. Feake were to him a blank. 
The darkness which first overshadowed his mental faculties at Greenwich 
never passed 'till death came to his relief. He found an asylum in the 
house of Samuel Thatcher of Watertown, Mass., where he died in Feb- 
ruary, 1662. An Inventory of his personal effects, taken on the i8th of 
that month, may be seen in Vol. i of Wills in the Probate Office at East 
Cambridge. His interest in the lands and property at Greenwich had 
been entrusted by him, prior to his voyage to Erigland in 1647-48, to his 
wife and to William Hallett. They appear to have sold and conveyed par- 
cels of these lands to new settlers ; but this region still continued to be 
the debatable ground between the two rival governments of New Haven 
and New Netherlands, and the fact that Hallett was found managing the 
estate in conjunction with Mrs. Feake was made the pretext and occasion 
of scandalous proceedings against them by the authorities of both powers— 
the Dutch seizing ?ind attempting to confiscate the property as within their 
jurisdiction, and the magistrates of New Haven pursuing them with the 
like rigorous orders and enactments, until they were compelled to abandon 
the settlement, whence they repaired with the children to Nameag (New 
London), under the protection of her brother-in-law and cousin, John Win- 
throp, Junior. Of the interest taken by the latter in the welfare of the 
family thus thrown upon his charge we have the evidence in the following 
correspondence with Governor Stuyvesant for the recovery of the property 
out of the hands of the Dutch authorities : 

'* Noble Sir. — I have requested this bearer Mr. Alcott to waite upon you 
to understand your pleasure concerning the Estate of Mrs. Feakes, who 

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being come hither with hir children to inhabit, in respect of their neare 
relation to me, I am constraned to take such care of them as I can, but 
being in want of all necessaries, they cannot possibly here have supplies ; 
& therefore I am bold to request your favor that there may be such pres- 
ent supplies sent unto them out of the Estate as may prevent those in- 
evitable wants which will otherwise necessarily fall upon them. How you 
will please to order the estate for the future, as ihey may have a comfort- 
able living out of it, I request your speedy detemrination : If considering 
their residence here jrou plese to remitt the estate over hither I will take 
the best care I can diat it shall be justly disposed of by the direction of 
my father & the English magistrates according to the English lawes in 
that behalf; and because the land whereon they lived at Greenwich might 
add much to their comfortable supplies, if it were improved to the best & 
for some other necessary considerations, I earnestly request your favor 
for William Hallet that you will be pleased to grant him liberty to plant 
there according to an agreement made by Mr. Feakes with him, and to pass 
and inhabit within your jurisdiction, as he may have occasion which, if it 
may be obtained, 1 desire he may have it sent onto him by this bearer Mr. 
Alcott, by whom also you may please to cause the estate to be conveyed 
hither if that be your pleasure. And what you shall be pleased to deter- 
mine, in case Mr. Alcott should be hindered by the weather or other acci- 
dents from going as he intendeth & only these lines be some other way 
conveyed, I beseech you to certify your pleasure herein by some other 
opportunity. And if therein or any other way I may be serviceable to you 
be pleased to command, 

Your Humble Servant 

John Winthrop.** 

" Noble Sir. — I wrote to you in the winter by one Mr. Olcott, who 
promised me the delivery with his own hands. I desired him to repair to 
'you to know your pleasure .concerning the estate of Mrs. Feakes, but, this 
week, I understand that he >vent not onward of his intended voyage, but, 
altering his design my letters were not sent. I am bold therefore again 
to request your favour concerning hir and the estate that whereas there 
was an agreement made with William Hallet for the managing of hir estate 
{whieh Mr. FeakeSy before his going into England told me at Boston that 
he fully consented tOy knowing him to be industrious and careful^ which I 
find since her being here to be very true^) that you will be pleased to let 
the estate be again returned into her hands, not knowing any other way 
how it can be improved to the comfortable maintenance of hir and the chil- 
dren^ who for present for want of it are in a necessitous condition \ and 
also that you will be pleased to grant him liberty to return again within 
your jurisdiction that he may gather up the scattered estate & improve 
the land at Greenwich^ which may add much to their comfortable subsist- 
ence; which lisense under your hand I beseech you to send by this 
bearer William Cooly, who intendeth shortly to return to me." 

The privilege of their return to Greenwich was not accorded them, and 
Hallett, in the early part of the following year (1649), removed to Long 
Island — probably to Flushing — taking wi3i him Mrs. Feake and her chil- 
dren. It is not unlikely this removal was at the suggestion of Winthrop 
himself, who at this time entertained intentions of settimg nearer New Am- 

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sterdam. Lieut George Baxter, writing to him from "Manhataes Isl: 
July the 15*, 1649, St No.,*' thus addresses him : 

" To my Honoured & Worthy Friend, Mr. John Winthrop att Pequotoh, 
or elsewhere. 

Honoured S' — Mr. Hallit being latilie heere, & understanding priu- 
atelie from him of some speech you have had with him, aboute setling in 
this jurisdictio, you may please to understand & beleue that I shall 
readilie and cordiallie doe you what service shall lye in my power j & if 
you please to come in your owne person before winter, I doubt not but 
you will have such satisfaction to yo' content that you will be much in- 
couraged to settle downc amongst vs. For myne owne pte, I ingenuouslie 
protest your neighbourlie societie will be soe acceptablie welcome unto me, 
that I shall leaue of my wandring thoughts and fix my station adiacent to 
you, in cause you settle amongst us ^ and beleue me, S', I haue some in- 
terest in a place not yet setled, being the same I had discourse formerlie 
with you aboute, it being uppon Long Isl : and soe commodious that I haue 
not seene or knowne a better, & shall most willinglie resigne you all my 
right & indeauour to pcurc you such privlidges as you shall require. 
Mr. Hallet hath graunted him what he required, and by his incouragem* 
1 am boidd to write vnto you, desiring you will please in a line or two to 
certifie of your instructions therein, and I shall rest 

Your very assured friend, 

Geo. Baxter." 

To this letter was appended the following postscript by Hallett : 

** S' :— My friend, after the ensealing hereof, I comeing by accident 
aboute my occasions, he broake it vp & shewed me the contents, & 
approveing very well of it, I can doe noe lesse but entreate you, before 
such tyme as you resolue vppon any other designe, you would please tp 
take the paines to come heere ; & I am of that opinio you will have 
such content to expectation & desire that you will settle heere, which 
will be much to the comfort of your pore kinswoman 6- myself e, I vn- 
derstand likewijse that in case those Indians that lined under you will come 
along with you, & under your gouernment, you shall have sufficient to 
accommodate them, or any number of families you shall thinke meete. 
Through the Lords mercye, wee are all in good health. By the first oppor- 
tunitie I shall write to you. In the interim I must remaine your debtor 
for all your courtesies* 

Your unworthy kinsma, 

July the 16* (49). William Hallett.** 

Mr. Halletf s residence at this time was probably at Flushing. His 
purchase and settlement at Hell Gate were not made until 1652. Mrs. 
Feake and the children probably continued to constitute his household. 
At what date or where the death of Mrs. Feake occurred, we have not 

Robert Feake left issue, by his wife Elizabedi, the following children : 

2. I. Elizabeth. 

3. II. Hannah. 

4. III. John. - 

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5. IV. Robert, bap. in Dutch Church, N. Y., July 17, 1642. 

6. VI. Sarali, bap. in Dutch Ch., N. Y., Apr. 14, 1647. 

2. Elizabeth, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth (Fones) (Winthrop) Feake, 
supposed b. at Watertown, about 1633, in. in 1659 Capt. John Underbill, 
then residing at Setauket, his 2** wife. She and her sister Hannah early 
attached themselves to the Society of Friends, and became active and 
zealous members of that religious sect She survived her husband, who 
died at his residence in Killingworlh (Matinecock), L. I., in 1672. She 
died at the same place in 1674-75, ^^^ ^^^ buried in the ancient burial 
plot there, beside her husband, where a rude stone at her grave, with the 
initials E. V. rudely carved upon it, may still be seen. 


7. I. Deborah, b. Nov. 29, 1659, "^* Henry Townsend, of Oyster 


8. II. Nathaniel, b. at Oyster Bay, Feb. 22, 1663. 

9. III. Hannah, b. Dec. 2, 1666. 

10. IV. Elizabeth, b. July 2, 1669. 

11. V. David, b. April, 1672. 

3. Hannah, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth (Fones-Winthrop) Feake, 
supposed born at Watertown about 1637, came with her mother and her 
brothers and sisters to Flushing about 1649 ; m. on the 7"* of May, 1656, 
at that place, John Bowne, from Matlock, in Derbyshire. 

He was, at this time, in the 29th year of his age, and his worth and 
personal attractions were such as to elicit the favorable notice and com- 
mendations of Capt. Underbill, then living at Southold, L. I., who, writing 
from that place under date of April 12, 1656, to John Winthrop, Jr.,' at Pe- 
quot (New London), thus acquaints him with the new engagement : " Sir^ 
I was latli at Flushing. Hanna Feke is to be married to a verri jentiele 
young man of gud abillitiy of a lovlifetture and gud behafior.''* 

At an early period she had attached herself to the small Society of 
" Friends," who were then in the practice of holding iheir meetings in the 
woods. Her husband himself relates that on one occasion he went out of 
curiosity to look at them when assembled together, and was so powerfully 
affected with the beauty and simplicity of their worship that he invited 
them to hold their meetings for the future at his house. It was not long 
before he joined them himself, " not merely," as he states " from kindness 
and affection to his wife, but his judgment also was convinced of the truth 
of the principles they held forth." The history of his subsequent participa- 
tion in countenancing and entertaining the Quakers, and of the persecu- 
tion and banishment to which he was subjected in the years 1662-63, be- 
longs more properly to his individual biography, and is only referred to 
here for the purpose of identifying the period during which he was sepa- 
rated from his wife and children. On arriving in Holland and gaining a 
speedy hearing before a committee of the West India Company, he was 
promptly set at liberty and reached his home, by way of Barbadoes, in the 
beginning of the year 1664. His wife now became more and more zealous 
in religious devotions, and!, claiming to have " received a gift in the minis- 
try," she, in the earl)r part of the year 1675, left her home to pay a reli- 
gious visit to Friends in Great Bntain. 

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the Society of Friends in England, had previonsly, in the year 1672, in 
company with other associates, visited this country, and had been a welcome 
guest in the Bowne ^unily at Flushing. In his journal of this period ap- 
pears the following entry: **From Oyster Bay, we passed about thirty 
*• miles to Flushing, where we had a very large meeting, many hundreds of 
** people being there ; some of whom came about thirty miles to it. A 
^'glorious and heavenly meeting it was (praised be the Lord, God !) and 
*• the people were much satisfied J' 

When Hannah Bowne arrived in England on this her first visit, he was 
absent from London, possibly during his unjust imprisonment at Worces- 
ter upon one of the numerous frivolous charges which the magistrates were 
then accustomed to employ for persecuting the members of this now 
rapidly increasing Society, accusing them of being fomenters of discord 
and disturbers of the public peace. In a letter which he addressed at this 
time to his friends in London, he thus commends her to their attentions : 

" My dear ffriends, you may assist Hannah Bowne in her Journey to 
London & help her forward thither, for shee came from Long Island in 
New England to see me and friends." . . . 

'' I desire thee and some of your woman^s meetings to assist Hannah 
Bowne when she goes beyond the sea, for she is an honest woman, and I 
know her well." 

This visit was probably of short duration. 

From her husband's journal we learn the date of her second visit, in 
which he records as follows : " The 22* day of the 3"* mo. I went with my 
dearly belov'd wife on board Andrew Bowne's ship at Staten Island, bound 
for London. The 24*** day in the morning, -I took leave of my dear wife, 
and on the 25**^ she went to sea." 

In a letter from Flushing, dated i8th of 3d mo., 1675-76, her husband 
thus addressed her : 

" Dear heart, to particularize all who desire to be remembered to thee 
would be exceeding large ; but this I may say for friends, relations, neigh- 
bors and people, the like largeness of love for one particular person I have 
seldom found amongst them, as it is for thee." . . . 

This letter is directed " To be left with John Elson, at the sign of the 
Peele, St John street For my dear wife Hannah Bowne, London, Old 
England, these.** 

In another letter, written her in the 5th month of the same year, he 
thus opens the prospect of joining her in England: 

*' My dearly beloved, I spake a word or two to thee before our parting, 
that thou mightest give me as clear an account as thou couldest make free 
to do, by writing of what might be in thy view as to thy travel . . not 
knowing how it might be as touching myself coming over after thee. Which 
thing as I was in my work, was daily presented in my mind, until I could 
no longer delay to speak to Frances and my dear daughter Betsey^ con- 
cerning their taking the charge of all my business and family, the which 
they were both very free unto. After to my aged father to know his wil- 
lingness which was more than I could expect ; so that it now rests on my 
mind more and more to hasten the despatch of all my summer concerns, 
and to settle all accounts, and to put all things in the best order I can to 
be ready for the next good opportunity which may present : so if tidings 
of thy sudden return, or some^ other thing i^hich I expect not, do not pre- 
vent, but the Lord make way for it, then I hope in the loth month, if not 

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before to be in London where I shall be glad to meet with thee, if the 
Lord so order it, and from thence to have thy company into my own conn- 
try after which I know not but I may be free to accompany thee, if the 
Lord see it good till we come to our dear children again." 

On the 31st of the 8th month in that year (1676) John Bowne left his 
home in Flushing, and arrived in London on the 13th of the nth month. 
He joined his wife, then in Ireland, and accbmpanied her in a religious ser- 
vice in that island and through England and Holland. Returning to 
London, at the beginning of the wint^ of 1677, she was taken sick with a 
fatal fever, and <Ued at the house of their friends John and Mary Elson, at 
the Peele Meeting Place in St John Street, London, on the 31st of the 
nth Month (Jan'y),. 1677-78. Her funeral took place on the second day 
following, and on the occasion her husband made an address to the assem- 
bled mourners, which was subsequently written out and recorded in the 
minutes of the meeting, as his " Testimony concerning his innocent wife 
and faithful yokefellow, as in the Simplicity of Truth it arose and was 
spoken amongst Friends when met together to accompany her body to the 
ground at the house of their dear friends John and Mary Elson at the Peel 
Meeting-place, London, -a**^ of I2**> month 1677." By permission of Mr. 
Jacob T. Bowne, of Glen Cove, L, I., a worthy descendant of these ancient 
Friends, who possesses a complete copy of this rare document, we subjoin 
the following extracts. Says her bereaved husband : . . . " I fiind myself — 
having tiiis opportunity— mightily concerned to testify a little of the abun- 
dance that is in my heart concerning ^y dear and tenderly beloved wife, 
. to whose charge 1 have not any thing to lay since I first enjoyed her com- 
pany. To declare a little to you my friends — to ease my heart in this 
matter — when I first heard of her, before 1 knew her face, a true love was 
begotten in my heart towards her, and that from her childhood she sought 
after Heavenly things. Whose face, when I did behold it — as I may say 
it was GKiX^fdixAXy beaut^ul and amiable > and so it hath continued unto me ; 
and to all that truly knew her. She was very zealous for the Lord in what 
she knew in that day, and from the first closing with the thing I declared 
unto her, she hath been truly faithful unto me until her last minute: as I 
have often heard her say — the resolution of her heart and the bent of her 
spirit, was altogether to be subject unto me in all thii^s, which for con- 
science sake she could do. . . . She was a true and tender mother to her 
children— (7 I hope are yet remaining of them)— her care over them was 
sucli that she would never consent to part with any one of them out of her 
family, except I could describe a place better for their eternal well being. 
But when the Lord laid it upon her, then she was truly willing to leave 
both her native country, her husband and children, and all her dear rela- 
tions; and after some other difficult travels, she was concerned to see 
friends in the nation of England : which, being accompli^ed in an accep- 
table time she returned to my own dwelling, where joyfully she was re- 
ceived of all that truly knew her. But in a little while she declared unto 
me that when she was upon the seas, it was in her view that she must say : 
'' Husband, I have come to see thee, but must not tarry,'* which came to 
pass in some months time. ... At the knowledge of whiclrl could have 
freely given up all to have accompanied her ; but ... I was made freely 
willing to part with her, and remain at home with my little ones. 

'* But after some time the thing sprang in my heart to make preparation 
to come for England, and it was made truly easy to me that if the Lord 
required her traveling in these countries, that I should take the care of her. 

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and accompany her if itiwere to the disbursing of half my outward estate. 
But when I came here I understood she was m Ireland, which place I ex- 
pected I might find her, in which being accomplished, it lay upon her 
spirit to visit friends throu^out all the nation, wherein I did willingly ac- 
• company her to a thousand miles travel ; and afterwards came over to 
England into part of many countries in this nation — hoping when I came 
to London the Lord would make her way homeward — but a necessity was 
laid upon her of further travel in these countries. But it was much with 
me to press her so far as I durst proceed no further, but I gave up to ac- 
company wheresoever the Lord might order her, which hath been through 
HoUand, Friesland and as far as the City of Embden in the Low Countries 
which was the furthrest place that stood in her view ere she went over. 
Through all of which I have a testimony in my heart, she was made ser- 
viceable for the Lord, and particularly at that City ' of Embden, having 
cleared her conscience to those that were convinced, and they from that 
established their meeting twice a week which had been long neglected. 
Through all which countries she was enabled to clear her conscience to 
them m their own language, in which she had been little exercised, ever 
since I had the knowledge of her; after which being accomplished, return- 
ing for England, ' Now,' said she, ' if there was a ship at London, I am 
ready to return home** * Nay, my dear ' said I, * if there were a ship, I 
should not now carry thee at this season of the year.* 'O* said she, 'I 
would scruple no season, if it were the Lord's time.* 

f' Now, my dear friends, as the Lord has enabled me, have I in short 
given you this account for your satisfaction concerning her, though I am 
well persuaded it need not be spoke to many of you. 

*' And thus I can truly say, as I said at first, I have nothing to lay to her, 
and am satisfied in my own heart, that her garments are clean and without 
stain. A tender mother to her children, and faithful wife to her husband, 
and that which passeth all — truly resigned up to serve the Lord to the ut- 
most of her potver ; — having truly denied all, parted with all, and forsaken 
all in answer to the Lord's requiring. And now to add a little for the 
sakes of those who are convinced of the truth to whom this may come — 
she was always dilligent in what she undertook, ever shy of coming into 
debtS, and always careful to answer engagements, and perform to every 
one the thing that was equal upon all accounts. Never willing to make 
use of things above her ability, but constantly minding that which was de- 
cent, comely and of good report amongst sober, people ; and when con- 
cerned in her family to exhort reprove or correct, it was done in tender- 
ness, wisdom and Godly fear to the teachings of God's witness, and caus- 
ing the stubborn nature to bow. She could always freely make use of 
what the Lord did afford her for the service of Truth and the friends there- 
of; never questioning but the Lord would take care of her and provide 
for her when she was concerned to leave all her outward acquaintance, and 
travel upon Truth's account in divers countries where she was a stranger. 
Always believing that the Lord would take away all scruples, remove all 
doubts that might arise in any of His faithful people concerning her. And 
in all the time of the weakness of her body, there was not the least appear- 
ance of any trouble upon her mind, and some of her last words to me were 
— *' if the Lord should take me away, remember my dear love to all friends 
that are faithful, and to my dear children," and not long after she passed 
away without sigh or groan. Willing submission, faithful obedience, and 
loving praises be rendered unto God forever, sayeth my souL Amen. 

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** And many friends being come together we had a precions meeting, 
before committing her body to the sround. And now it is the breathing of 
my 'soul to the lA>rd, that the resiaiie of my lifetime here, I may live her 
lifey and not only perform the faithful and true care of a loving father, but 
also keep the dilligent watch of a tender mother unto and over our dear ' 
children. And so in true tenderness and brotherly love, I dearly salute all 
faithful friends to whom this may come, and bid you all farewell. 

" Your friend and brother in the Truth 


*' of Long Island, in New England." ' 
She was interred in the " Friends*'* burial-place in Chequer Alley, Bun- 
hill Fields ; but her grave is undistinguished by any stone or monument. 
She had issue by her husband John Bowne the following children : 

12. I. John, b. Mar. 13, 1656. 

13. II. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 8, 1658. 

14. III. Mary, b. January 6, 1660. 

15. IV. Abigail, b. Febuary 5, 1662. 

16. V. Hannah, b. April 10, 1665. 

17. VI. Samuel, b. Sept 21, 1667. 

18. VII. Dorothy, b. Mar. 29, 1669. 

19. VIII. Martha Johanah, b. Aug. 17, 1673. 

4. John Feake, son of Robert and Elizabeth (Fones-Winthrop) Feake, 
b. about 1638-39, m. 15th Sept., 1670, Elizabeth, dau. of Matthew Prior, 
of KillingwoVth (Matinecock^. He was associated at an early date with 
Capt John Underbill and William Frost in the purchase and settlement of 
the Matinecock lands ; was an active and prominent member of the So- 
ciety of Friends, whose meetings for many years were held at his house. 
His wife died Feb. 25, 1 701-02. He survived her, and died at an advanced 
age, in the month of May, 1724. 


20. I. Elizabeth, b. June 9, 1674. 

21. II. Hannah, b. Oct 6, 1675. 

22. III. Mary, b. April 30, 1678. 

23. IV. John, b. July 10, 1679. 

24. V. Robert, b, June 22, 1683. 

25. VI. Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1685-86. 

26. VII. Martha, b. Oct 27, 1688. 

27. VIII. Abigaile, b. Aug. 7, 1691. 

28. IX. Deborah, b. Jan. 5, 1695. 


By Joseph H. Petty. 

Coll. William SMrni of St George's Manor who died 18 of Feb. 
1 704/5. Inventory of his estate taken and appraised by Timothy and Daniel 
Brewster & Benjamin Smith on the 23 of May 1705. Martha, his widow, 
was sworn as to the truth of the inventory 15 Sept 1705. L. 6, p. 122. 

Thomas Biggs intestate, late of Brookhaven. Letters of adm. to his 
son Thomas dated 17 March 1704. L. 7. p. 192. 

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WiLUAM Smith of St. George's Manor, 23* Aprill, 1704, in the city 
of New York. Mentions wife Martha — eldest son Henry — Sarauell 
Eburne Clarke — Mr. Eburyie — second son William Henry John Wood 
of Brookhaven deceased — George Wood's lot — Daniell Brewster — 3** son 
Charles Jeffrey — eldest dau. Martha Heathcote — had houses at York — gr. 
son William Heathcote — ^youngest daus. Jeane & Gloryana, both under 
age and unni. — Col. Schuyler, Mr. Abeell, Abraham Whityre — ^Joseph 
Lee — ^had patents of land from Gov. Fletcher — Wife Martha Exec. — Wits. 
Matthew Howell, John Johnstone, Gab Ludlow, Sarah Ludlow. Letrs 
Adm. dated 15 Sept 1705. L. 7. p. 216. 

Martha Smith, St George's Manor, 7 Septembej- 1707. Mentions 
Henry eldest son & Anne his wife— son William Henry under age — ^young- 
est son Charles Jeoffrey — second dau* Jane or Jean — eldest dau. Martha 
Heathcote — dau. Gloriana mureson — my three daughters — Thomas Helme 
— Appoints all her children except Henry, her Executors — Wits. Thos. 
Helme, Tho. Brewster & Dorothy Wodall. Letrs. dated 23 June, 17 10. 
Proved 6 June 1710. L. 8, p. 244. 

John Roe, Brookhaven, 22 August 1712. Wife Sarah executrix — 
eldest son John — son Nathaniel— daus. Mary Currin & Elizabeth Mapes — 
gr. dau. Mary Clark, Wits. Arthur Huthy, Charles Davis, John Max- 
well. Proved 27 July 1714. L. 8. p. 299. 

Charles Jeoffrey Smith, St George's Manor. (Intestate). Lettrs. 
of Adm. to his brother William Henry Smitn dated January 23, 1715. L. 
3, p. 387. 

William Nicoll, of Islip, 17 March, 1718/9. Mentions son Benja- 
min — had property on Shelter Island — son William — son Renselaer — men- 
tions Capt. John Shaw residing on Shelter Island occupying part of his 
lands there — Also property in Countyof Albany— dau. Mary Watts — daus. 
Catherine Francis, Charity — son Edward to remain with his mother till he 
is ten years old — " all that Farm on Shelter Island late in the possession 
of Edward Downing deceased and now or late in the possession of Mr. 
William Richardson " — " I do give Devise and Bequeath the same farm on 
Shelter Island in manner aforesaid unto M^ Ruth Dwight untill our said son 
Edward Nicoll shall attain to the age of one and Twenty years ** — son John 
(under age). Exec'* son Benjamin. — Lands on Shelter Island in posses- 
sion of Jonathan Hudson. — Wits. John Moubray James Morris Charles 
White & William Gibb. Proved 27 Aug. 1723, L. 9, p. 492. 

Arthur Ffenthy of Brookhaven 30 June, 17 18, Carpenter. Men- 
tions wife Ann — ^Administrators wife Ann and friends Jonathan Owen 
and Samuel Thonipson — gr. son Arthur Egerty — son in law Daniel Tour- 
neur — " Lot that I bought of John Hillouk adjoining to Capt. Joseph 
Tucker — Wife's son Daniel Toumeur — gr. son to learn a trade — Wits. 
John Bennet John Thompson Tho. Hulse. Proved (no date). Lettrs. 
dated 20 April 1719. L. 10, p. 36. 

Richard Clark, St. Georges Manor, 25 January, 1724/5. Yeoman. 
Mentions ** my three Children Richard, Margaret & Anne — son Henry" 
which I bought of Elias Bayly — two youngest sons James & Ephraim (un- 
der age) — gr. ch. Aaron and Hannah Howell — daus. Mary and deborah — 
Speaks of carpenters and coopers tools and loom and weaving tack- 
ling — wife Mary — ** to my six children namely, Mary, Martha, Deborah, 
Sarai, James and Ephraim" — Exec'* "my well respected friend John 
Hulce^ Overseers Major William Smith and John Wood. Wits. Nar 

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thaniel Lane Henry Ludlam, John Roberts. Proved 2 April 1725. L. 
10, p. 236. 

Selah Strong, Brookhaven. Lettrs of Admn. to his iridow Abigail 
Strong, dated 21 April, 1732. L. 11, p. 266. 

Charles Tooker, Brookhaven, Yeoman, i November, 1737. Men- 
tions wife Abigail — sons Charles, Ruben, Joseph, John and Philip — "Land 
of Joseph Swisey" — daus. Ruth & Abigail— dau. Mary (under 18). 
Exec"- wife Abigail and son Charles. Wits. Andrew Miller, Timothy 
Norton, William Phillips. Proved 27 July, 1738. L. 13, p. 218. 

Isaac Willis, Islip "Grangue" Yeoman. Lettrs. of Admn. to his 
brother Richard Willis dated 3 November, 1736. L. 13, p. 223. 

Richard Floyd, Brookhaven, Gent. 27 February, 1738. Mentions 
son NicoU— Nath* Woodhull— " Land bought of Major William Smith " 
— son Richard — gr. son Floyd Smith (under age.) — daus Margaret & 
Charity — gr. son Benjamin Nicoll (under age) — ^gr. dau. Gloriana Mar- 
gretta Nicoll-^** unto my Grand Daughter Dongan that is to say the 
Daughter of my beloved Daughter Ruth Dongan Deceased " — '* Pates 
quash** — " Land belonging to Daniel Brewster Sen'. Exec" sons Richard 
and Nicoll. Wits. Sam* D Honeur, Zopher Piatt, Isaac Browne. Proved — 
(date omitted). (The will reads as though the sons Richard and Nicoll 
were married.) L. 13, p. 225. 

Israel Howell, of the Patentship of Moriches, Yeoman. 5 May, 
1736. — Mentions son Israel by his first wife — (present) wife Abigail — son 
David under age — sons Mathew and Nathan (under 15). Exec** wife 
Abigail *' and my beloved Friends, Israel Parshall of the Totirn of Southold 
Gent, and Nathaniel Smith of the patentship of Moriches Esq'" Wits. 
Hugh Gelston, Joseph Peirson, John Mackie. Proved 27 Mardi, 1740. 
L. 13, p. 388. , 

George Phillips, Brookhaven, Clerk. 18 January, 173^. Men- 
tions wife Sarah, son William unm. — sons George & John — daus. Sarah, 
Mary & Elizabeth — Mr. Miller — six small "Sermon Books.** Exec*" 
wife Sarah. Overseers, ** Coll* Henry Smith Esq' and Deacon Woodhul 
Esq'.** Wits. Wm Smith, Henry Smith Jun', Gloriana Smith. Proved 5 
May, 1 741. L. 14, p. 63. 

MosES Burnet, Brookhaven, 3 May, 1740, Yeoman. Mentions son 
Justus — land bought of James Tuthill — Capt** Robinsons Land — land 
bought of Thomas Robinson — " I givie unto my well beloved son William 
Burnet Lain" — wife Jenisha — son William (under age)— oldest dau. Ruth 
— daus. Jean, Sarah, Dorothy — sons John & Samuel — dau. Anna. 
Exec" son Justus " and M' Nickols Floyd and Andrew Miller of this 
Town.'* Wits. Joseph Davis, Joseph Phillipse, Andrew Miller. Proved 
10 May, 1 741. L. 14, p. 68. 

John Harerd, Brookhaven, Carpenter. * 2 September, 1740. Men- 
tions wife Margret— dau. Margret (under 15). Exec" wife Margret, An- 
drew Miller, William Miller. Wits. Mary Terrill, Mary Hallock, Andrew 
Miller. Proved 27 October, 1741. L. 14, p. 245. 

Elisha Clark, ** late of the County of Suffolk." Liettrs. of Admn. to 
his brother Eliphalet Clark, dated 26 April 1742. (No town being men- 
tioned in the Record he maybe of some other town). L. 14, p. 284. 

William Smith^ "of the Manor of St Georges Esq'." 17 January, 
1 74f . Mentions wife Hannah — " my four Maiden Daughters viz' Sarah, 
Jane, Martha & Hanah" — sons William, Merit & Caleb— dau. Elizabeth 

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i3Sow] en Record in the Surrogatt's Office ed New York. 27 

(miffried.) — ^Ex«cf» wife Hannah & sons William & Caleb-r-Wits Nathahiel 
WoodhuU, NicoU ffloy'd, Jbsiah WoodhulL Ptoved 26 February, 1742. 
L. 15, p. 117. 

Thomas Hulse Jun' Brookhaven, Yeo. (No date). Mentions wife. 
Roth — '*and I do will and ordain that if hereafter I shall fortune to have, 
any Child or ^Children by my said loving wife "-r^eldest son Thomas, " all 
those things which formerly belonged to his Mother Abigail Hulse de- 
ceased." Thomas is under 15. Exec** wife Ruth, Overseer Benjamin 
Brewster, Wits. James Conn, Jonah Hulse Arthur Lebanon. Proved 27. 
May, 1747. L. 16, p, 126. 

Henry Smfth, Junior of Brookhaveii Merdiant, 2:5 March,, 1747.! 
Mentions wife Ruth — " to my Dear Sister Martha (imm.) — son Charles 
Jeffry (under age.) — ^wife Ruth and himself had lands in Smithtown-^— dau« 
Martha (under age) — ^Mr, Seminer at New York — dau. Elizabeth (under 
age) — brothers William & Gilbert Smith — sisters Mary Smith and Glori- 
ana Brewster — Exec" wife Ruth and brother William. Wits. Stephen 
Jayne, Nathaniel Satterly, Ebenezer Jones. Proved 9 Apiil, 1748. l*. 16, 

P- 239- 

Amos Willets, Islip, Yeoman, 17 March, 1745/6. Mentibns oldest 
son Samuel — ^lauds in Huntington-^^^^ons Jacob, Amos, Joseph & Thomas, 
all under age — blacksii^iiths tools— ^wife Rebeccah — ^youngest son Thomas 
— Speak» of daus. living but no names. Exec*^ Cousins Richard WiUetts 
Jun' and Daniel Willetts both of IsHp and Samuel Underbill J" of Oys- 
terbay. Wits John Moubray, Nathan Smithy Joseph Sexton. Proved 
6, June, 1648. L. 16, p. 272. 

John Armstrong, Moriches, Labourer, 17 December, 1748. Men- 
tions wife Mary — eldest son John — daus» Mahitabel & Haner Armstrong 
— son§ Obedia}! & Nathaniel— Exec" Wife and Nath' Smith. Wits. David 
Howell, Mary Mathis, Nath" Smith — Proved 10 April, 1749. L. 16, p. 454* 

Samuel D'Honneur, Brookhaven, 5 March, 1744/5. Mentions wife 
Rachall — son John — dau. Johannah-^^' Land I bought of Ickabud War* 
ner" — ^**my beloved Sister Christian Dewilde "— ** my Couzen Ann De* 
wit" — Exec** wife Rachall — dau. Johannah and M" Richard: Floy and M' 
William Nickles Ju*. Wits. Vincint Jones, Benjamin Jones, Seleii Hulse. 
Proved 18 January, 1749. L. 17, p. 40, 

Zacuariah Hawkins, Brookhaven, Yeoman, 11 May, 1737. Men- 
tions wife Hannah — gr. son Zachariah Hawkins (under i^e) — seconder, 
son Caleb Hawkins— ** to my only son Zachariah Hawkins" — Exec^ wife 
Hannah. Wits. Eleser hakengs, Geo. Murison, HsM^nahvHoweh Proved 
6 January, 1749. L. 17, p. 58. 

Stephen WHrnc, IsHp; 21 March 1749/50^ Mentions youngest dau. 
Amey White — ♦* unto the five Children *' (two sons & three daus.) " of 
my Eldest Daughter Ruth Hulls and my Four Daughters Sarah Hulls 
Mercy Wood, Mary Hoij^U and Amey White ^'—"Ebenerer Hulls my 
Son m Lawi" Exec" son in law Jeremiah Wood^ Cozen John Mou- 
bray and Samuel Willets. Wits, David Willets, -^ob Willets, Joseph 
Foster. Proved 11 April, 1750, L. 17, p. 132. 

John Aixbertson, IsUp,^ Miller, 18 March^ 1720. Mentions wife 
Sarah — son Sahrenos (under age) — four children, Salvenis, Isaac^ Deborah 
& son Crodos, (all under age.)-r-Exec»* " my Brother John Wood> & Rich- 
ard Willetes. Wits. Thomas Willets, Joseph Dow, Nehemiah Hearth, David 
Willets. Proved 3 August^ 1750. L. 17, p. 189* 

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28 Abstracts of Brookhaven {£. I.) Wills. (Jan., 

Samuel Tompson, Brookhaven, Gentleman, 23 April, 1745. Mentions 
wife Hannah — son Jonathan — dau. Mary — eldest dau. Sarah----daus. Debo- 
rah and Susanna — gr. son Samuel son of Jonathan — gr. dau. Mary Tom- 
son — ^' my five daughters, Sarah, Mary Deborah Ruth & Susan'' (all under 
age. Exec^. son Jonathan, Daniel Smith and Thomas Strong of Brook- 
haven. Wits. JohnTooker, Daniel Reeve, Arthur Buckanan. ^Proved 11*** 
June, 1750. L. 17, p. 200. 

" John Haven Senior late of Shelter Island/' But now of the Township 
of Brookhaven." Yeoman, 23 June, 1750. Mentions eldest son Henry, 
third son William — land in Southampton— daus. Elinar, Sarah, Phebe, 
Desire & Mary — ^wife Sarah — two eldest daus. Sarah & Elenor — sons Jona- 
than & Benjamin. Exec" sons Henry, William, Benjamin & wife Sarah — 
Wits. Nathaniel Havens, Daniel Brewster Sen', Matthew Swaney. (The 
will at bottom is date 25 June 1750). L. 17, p. 284. Proved 26 Nov. 

Samuel Seward, Islip, 7 September, 1 750. Mentions his ** Mother 
Ann Seward — ^his brother Eliakim Seward — Exec" Nathaniel Akerly, 
James Morrice, William Nicoll Jun'. Wits. John Moger, Barny Smith, Eliza- 
beth Morris, Elizabeth Green. Proved 18 March, 1 750/1. L. 17, p. 378. 

John Hulse, Brookhaven, Yeoman 5 June, 1751. Mentions wife 
Deborah — eldest son John — Nathaniel Satterlys land — Benjamin Jones 
land — sons Nehemiah & Joseph — Selah Strong — Widow Smiths land — 
Eleazer Hawkings land — land of Thomas Hulse deceased — ^' adjoining to 
Paul Hulse in Coram Hills — ^land purchased of M' Thompson— daus. 
Anna & Jemima Hulse (under age)—" called or known by the, name of 
Josiah's Lott ** — lands which formerly belonged to Enos Bishop deceased 
— «M' Winthrops Line" — ^The thflee sons are to be bound out to trades 
— Exec' Benajah Strong, Overseer William Nicoll Jun'. Wits. Nathaniel 
Satterly, Richard Floyd Jun', Arthur Buchanan. Proved 22 July 1751. 
L. 17, p. 429. 

John Tooker, Brookhaven 15 June, 1750. Mentions gr. son "Wil- 
liam Tooker the heir of my oldest son John Tooker deceast " — second son 
William — third son Anthony — ^land bought of Henry Moger — "hulces. 
Island " — fourth son Nathaniel — " Commonage formerly William Francis " 
— fifth son Elifelet — Henry Daytons homestead — Andrew Millers meadow 
— (wife is living but does not give her name) — " I order my son Nathaniel 
to have the indenture of Benjamin Gerard with the Lad and to fulfill the 
Indenture to him"— Exec". Col. Richard Floyd and M' William Nicoll 
Esq'. Wits. Joseph Goldsmith, Thomas Bayles, James Moger. Codicil 
dated 16 June, 1751^ same witnesses. Proved 17 February^ 1752. L. 18, 
p. 76. 

Daniel Brewster, Brookhaven, 29 May, 1752. Mentions wife Mary 
— eldest son Daniel, second son David, third son William — "my Land at 
a place called Moddys House** — eldest dau. Desire, 2d dau. Mary, 3d 
dau. Deborah, 4th dau. 'Hannah. Exec'* wife Mary & "my Brother 
John Brewster and my son Daniel** — Wits. Israel Robinson, Mary petty 
W"» Smith. All present at the proving 23 July 1752, before Henry Smith, 
Surrogate. L. 18, p. 271. 

Joseph Robinson, Brookhaven. 23 February, 1753. Mentions wife 
Abigail — sons Joseph & John, ExeC* son John & David Davis. Wits 
Isaac Robinson, James Tuttill Samuel Emmons. Proved 30* June, 1 753. 
L. 18, p. 332. 

Richard Willets, Islip, Yeoman. " nineteenth day of the third Montli," 

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1750- "far advanced in years." Mentions wife Margret — sons Richard 
& Daniel — daiL Debora — two daus. in law Mary Wood & Sarah Powell 
— two gr. children Willets & Mary Kirbe children of his deceased dau. 
Sarah Kirbe, (under age) — Exec" son Richard & " Cousin Isaac Powell 
of Bethphage and my Cousen Richard Willets of Jericho." Wits. Mary 
Willis, John Willis, Minor, Samuel Willis. Proved 3* October, 1753. 
L. 18, p. 362. 


(Contmued from VoL X., p. i8i, of Tm Rbcokxx) 

Sept' 1 1^. Eleanor, Daughter of Michael Sickles and Mary Bailey, his 

Wife, bom Aug* 10***, 1775. 
Sept' 17*^. Nicholas, Son of George Meservee and Catharine Gruber, his 

Wife, bom Aug* 24***, 1775. 
Sept' 17*. Alexander, Son of Alexander Dean & Elizabeth Lynch, his 

Wife, born Aug* 19*, 1775. 
Sepf 1 7*. Enoch, Son of Daniel Carter and Mary Laurense, his Wife, 

bom July 16*, 1775. 
Sept' 24***. Catherine, Daughter of Robert Stration and Elizabeth Fergu- 
son, his Wife, bom Aug* 30*, 1775. 
Sept' 24*. Margaret, Daughter of Andrew McKittrick & Agnes Donaldson, 

his Wife, born SeptJ 17*^, 1775. 
Sepf 26*. Sarah, Daughter of Thomas Arden^ Jun' and Mary Boyle, his 

Wife,' bora Sept' 5* 1775. 
Ocf I*. Charles Lee, Son of Henry Breaker & Lucy Clark, his Wife, bom 

July 31* 1775- 
Ocf I*. Priscilla, Daughter of James Ford and Martha Oakes, his Wife, 

bom Sepf 9* 1775. 


Ocf I*. George Washington, Son of John Laboyteaux & Hannah Smith, 

his Wife, bom Sepf 17*^, 1775. N. B. So called after his Excellency/ 

Geor^re Washington, Esq', General & Commander in Chief of the 

Continental Army. 
Ocf a**. William, Son of John Wright & Sarah Johnston, his Wife, bom 

Aug* 8* 1775. 
Ocf 2\ Daniel, Son of John Miller & Mary Kelly, his Wife, bom Sepf 2*, 

Ocf 8***. Mary, Daughter of John Kip & Margaret Bratt, his Wife, bom 

Sept II* 1775- 
Ocf 8*. Jane, Daughter of Gilbert Smith & Abigail Vandewater, his Wife^ 

bom Sepf 29*^, 1775. 
Ocf 9*. George, Son of Thomas Buchanan and Amy ToWnsend, his Wife, 

bom Sepf 7*, 1775. 
Ocf 15*^. John, Son of Lewis Nichols & Mary Thompson, his Wife, bom 

Sepf 3^1775. 
Ocf 16*^. Sophia, Daughter of John Gilliland & Cathanne Aramena, his 
Wife, born Sepf 13*, 1775. 

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26 Records of the First Presbyterian Churchy New York. [Jan., 

Ocf 22^. Charles, Son of Charles Chetwood & Margaret McKellar/his 

Wife, bom Sepf 25* 1775. 
Ocf 22*. Thomas Putnam, Son of Frederick Putn Tucker and Elizabeth 

Norris, his Wife, bom Sepf 5*, 1775. 
Oct* 29*. John Harper, Son of John Currie and Ann Montgomery, his 

Wife, born Sept' 15% 1775. 
Oct' 29*. James, Son of James Gibson & Mary McKellar, his Wife, bora 

Sept' 29* 1775. 
Ocf 29*. Elizabeth, Daughtet of Peter Winthrop & Hannah Deforest, his 

Wife, bom Sepf 13*, 1775. 
Nov' 5*. James, Son of Alexander Hosack & Jane Arden, his Wife, born 

Oct' 23^ 1775. 
Nov' 5*. Ann, Daughter of Abraham Garrison & Mary Simonson, his 

Wife, bom Sept' 2i«', 1775. 
Nov' 5**. Elizabeth, Daughter of Robert Harpur^ & Elizabeth Cregier, his 

Wife, born Sept' i8»**, 1775. 
Nov' 12^. Mary, Daughter of John Shaw & Elizabeth Long, his Wife, 

born Ocf 5*^, 1775. 


Nov' 12* John Keiley, Son of Robert Leycraft & Sarah Kip, his Wife, 

bom Ocf 18*, 1775. 
Nov' 19***. Jane, Daughter of \\^lliam Eddy and Mary Stephens, his Wife, 

born Ocf 27*, 1775. 
Nov* i^^. Edward Johnson, Son of Edward Ross & Isabella Stout, his 

Wife, born Ocf i**, 1775. 
Nov' 19*. Mary, Daughter of James Barjeau^ & Mary Rose, his Wife, 

bora Ocf 10*, 1775. 
Nov* 19**". Margaret Yates, Daughter of John Helms and Mary Dobbs,^^ 

his Wife, born Ocf 25***, 1775. 
Nov' 19* Sarah, Daughter of Alexander Lesley & Sarah Tuflfts, his Wife, 

bom Ocf 24*, 1775. 
Nov' 26*. John Martin, Son of George Aim & Abigail Lincoln, his Wife, 

born Aug* 18* 1775. 
Nov* 26^. Alexander Forbes, Son of Benjamin Swam^ & Mary McLean, 

his Wfe, born Ocf 22^ 1775. 
Dec' 3^ John Robinson, Son of Charles Gardner and Susannah Leonard, 

his Wife, bom 
Dec* 3"*. Mary, Daughter of Joseph Derborow & Sophia Hyer, his Wife, 

bora Nov* 27*, 1775. 
Dec' 10*. Ann, Daughter of Walter Moffat & Comfort Ball, his Wife, bom 

Nov* 13* 1775. 
DeC 17*. Estiier, Daughter of John Moore and Mary Van Djrck, his Wife, 

bora Nov' 28*, 1775. 
Dec' 17*. Jacob, Son of Jacob Smith & Mary Peppuiger, his Wife, bora 

Nov* II*, 1775. 
Dec' 17*. Francis, Son of Francis Dougherty & Catharine Kirkpairidc,* 

his Wife, born Ocf 12*, 1775. 
Dec* 17*. Jemima, Daughter of John Hutchins & Abigail Williams, his 

Wife, bora Nov' 11*, 1775. 
Dec* 24*. Mary, Daughter of William Henry & Hannah Lockwood, his 

Wife, born Qc^ 28*, 1775. 

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Decf 28*^. Jennet, Daughter of Ann Hawkes Ifay and Martha Smith, his 

Wife, bora Nov' 3 , 1775. 
Dec* 30***. Agnes,^ Daughter of John Fleming & Margaret Clousen, his 

Wife, bora Dec' ai*', 1775. 
Dec* 30*. David, Son of Henry Ludlow & Sarah Plowman, his Wife, bom 

Nov'24^ 1775. 

(188) . 

Decf 30*. William. Son of William Oilberi and Mercy Bennct, his Wife,, 
born Nov' i8^, 1775. 


Jan''' 2*". John, Son of James Van Brakle and Agnes Bennet, his Wife, 

born Dec' 13***, 1775. 
Jan*^ 3<*. Margaret, Daughter of William Murray and Margaret McDou- 

gal, his Wife, born Dec' 13^, 1775. 
Jan"^ 7***. James McKinney, Son of James Smith & Anne McKinney, his 

Wife, born Dec' 6*, 1775. 
Jan'' 7*. Ezra, Son of Prentice Bowen & Esther Livesey, his Wife, born 

. Dec' 20* 1775. 
Jan'' 7^. Catharine, Daughter of James Buckmasier & Sarah Hill, his 

Wife, bora Nov* 24*^, 1775. 
Jan'' 10*^. Amos, Son of Amos Knap & Jane Ogilvie, his Wifp, bora Nov* 

2^ 1775- 
Jan'' 14*. James, Son of Robert Brough and Christian Laudet, his Wife, 

bora Dec' 17*, 1775. 
Jan" 14*^. Sarah, Daughter of Heth Feck & Rachel Rosell, his Wife, bora 

Dec'8^ 1775. 
Jan'' 14*. Isaac^ Son of Elvine Valentine & Abigail Oakley, his Wife, born 

Dec' I5^ 1775. 
Jan'' 14*. William, Son of Thomas Bennei & Judith Calvin, his Wife, bora 

Dec' II***, 1775. 
Jan'' 14. George, Son of George Fowers, & Anna Guest, his Wife, bora 

Dec' 7* 1775. 
Jan'' 14*, Richard, Son of Jacob Far sell & Ann Parsell, his Wife, bora 

Dec' 27* 1775. 
Jan'' 1 7*. John McDougall, Son of John Lawrence & Elizabeth McDou- 

gall, his Wife, born Dec' 13***, 1775. 
Jan'' 20*. Augustus, Son of John Siemon & Susannah Hart, his Wife, bora 

Dec 15^ 1775. 
Jan'' 21*'. George, Son of Elizur Little & Ann Shell, his Wife, born Dec' 

28^ 1775. 
Jan'' 21**. Sarah, Daughter of Benjamin Caywood and Abigail Veal, his 

Wife, bora Nov' 2i*S 1775. 
Jan' 28*. Elenor, Daughter of John McDonald & Sarah McDonald, his 

Wife, born Jan'' 26***, 1776. 


Jan' 28*. William, Son of John Feid & Susannah McClcry, his Wife, born 

Jan" 16*, 1776. 
Jan" 29^. Verdine Ellsworth, Son of Riohacd Varian & Susannah Gar- 

dinier, his Wife, born Jan" 9***, 1776. 
Feb" 5*. Maria, Daughter of Dennb Ificks and Ann Bancker, his Wife, 

bom Feb" 5*, 1776. 

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Fcb*^ 6**». Ebenezer, Son of William Irvin & Sarah Saunders, his Wife, 
born Jau'^' 27***, 1776. 

Feb^ 6* Ann Donne, Daughter of Thomas Barnard & Betty Webber, 
his Wife, born Jan'^' i*, 1776. 

Feb'y 8*. William, Son of Robert Bryson & Mary Watson, his Wife, bom 
Dec' 15* 1775. 

Feb'' 18* John Washington, Son of Jacob Shcurt and Susannah Cole- 
grove, his Wife, born Jan'' 19***, 1776. 

Feb'' 25*^. John Walker, Son of Turpin Holroyd & Susannah German, 
bom Jan'' 28*, 1776. 

Feb'' 25***. Hester, Daughter of Joseph Lee & Hester Conner his Wife, 
bom Feb'' 14***, 1776. 

March 2**. Richard Montgomery, Son of William Malcolm & Sarah Ays- 
cough, his Wife, born \sic\ 

March 3**. Margaret, Daughter of Lewis Chadeayne and Sarah Charlotte, 
his Wife, born Jan'' 13* 1776. 

March 3**. John, Son of Ganet Hyer and Ann Macpherson, his Wife, bom 
Feb'' 19***, 1776. 

March 3*. Pamela Woolsey, an Adult. | ^Sanges!"*'^ '''*' handwriting 
March 10*^. Elizabeth, Dau' of William Douglas^ and Christian HoUin his 

Wife, bom Nov' 10*, 1775. 
March 10*. Elizabeth, Dau' of William Arnold & Mary Sheerwood his 

Wife, bom Feb" 12***, 1776. 
March 10*. Elizabeth, Dau' of John Smithson and Hannah Cochran his 

Wife, bom Jan'' 30***, 1776. 
April I**. Mary, Dau' of James Cobham & Hannah Houghton his Wife, 

bom March 8*^, 1776. 
April I**. Mary, Dau' of William Hannah & Mary Brennon his Wife, born 

March 22**, 1776. 
April i"*. Anna Orr^ an Adult. 


April 7***. Andrew, son of Daniel Mc Alpine & Marg' Devine his Wife, bom 

'Feb" 17^ 1776. 
April 9*. Gilbert, son of William Broome^ & Jane McClain his Wife, born 

March 31'*, 1776. 
April 14***. William, son of John Huthwright & Eleonar Connor, his Wife, 

bom March 4***, 1776. 
April 21"*. Mary, Dau' of Joseph Hallet & Elizabeth Hazard his wife, 

born Feb" 19*, 1776. 
May 12***. Jane Vridenburgh, Dau' of Tho* Collins & Catharine Dealand, 

his wife, bom Jan" 12**, 1776. * 

May 12*. Hugh Munro, son of Alex' McLean & Ann McKoy (late Widow 

Glass) his wife, bom April 18*, 1776. 
May 19^ Elizabeth, Dau' of Peter Galatian & Elizabeth Wamer his Wife, 

born Jan" 17"*, 1776. 
June 9***. Daniel, son of John Tergie & Sarah Kipp his Wife, bom June 

4^ 1776. 
June 9***. Moses, son of Moses Sheerwood & Elizabeth Mulener, his Wife, 

bom May 8*, 1776. 
June 18***. Ann, Daughter of John McKenzie and Margaret Mcintosh his 

wife, born June 14*, 1776, 

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June 23^. Hutchit, son of Hutchit Bartlet & Rebekah Green his wife, bom 

June 3^ 1776. 
June aj**. Mary, Daughter of Hezekiah Ivers and Mary Arden his wife, 

bom May 22**, 1776. 
July 21* Chnstopher, son of John Vanarsdalin, and Catharine Mills his 

wife, bora July 2**, 1776. 
July 28* Joseph Banks, an Adult 
August 1 1**". Susannah, Daughter of Benjamin Kelly & and Jane Prichard 

his wife, bom Feb"^ 7*, 1776. 
October 9***. William, son of John Griffith & Sarah Evans his wife, born 

September 13***, 1776. 
October 31* John Ellis, son of John Hodsden Esq' and Mary Grant his 

Wife, bom October 30*^, 1776, 


The following were baptized when the ] Church was despersed, during 
the war. the time of some of | baptisms unknown. 

William, son of Andrew Moodie and Margaret Galloway his Wife, bom 
March 24***, 1768. 

Helen, their Daughter, bom July 2**, 1777, 

1778. May -30*^. Martha, Daughter of Col. Ann Hawkes Hay and Mar- 

tha Smith his wife, born Nov* 22**, 1777. 

1779. May 27***. Mary Scot, Daughter of^D' Charles Mc Knight & Mary 

Scot (late Widow Litchfield) his wife born January 29*, 1779, 
Dec* 21**: William, son of Robert Bruce & Mary I^angley his wife, 
bom Nov* 24*, 1779. 

1 780. June 2^ Lewis Scot, son of Col. A. Hawkes Hay & Martha Smith 

his wife, born May 2**, 1780. 

1 781. June3**» Isabel, Daughter of John Ramsay & Eliz* Cox (late 

widow Marshal) his wife, bom June 2 7*, 1 780. 
Sepf 13*. Margaret, Daughter of Robert j9rj/r^ and Mary Langley 
his wife, bom Aug* 29*, 178 1. 

1782. Nov* 16*. William, son of Col. Ann Hawkes Hay and Martha 

Smith his wife, bom Aug* 26*, 1782. 

1783. Aug* lo***. Mary Ann, Daughter of Robert Bruce and Mary Lang- 

ley his wife, bom July 19"*, 1783. 
Ebenezer, son of William Irving and Sarah Saunders his wife, bom 

Jan'y 27*^, 1776. 
John Treat, their son, bom May 26% 1778. 
Sarah, their daughter, bom June 13*, 1780. 
John Alexander, son of John Turner & Christian Moncrieff, his 

wife born Dec' 15% 1779. 
Archibald, their son, born Sept' 22**, 1781. 
William, son of William Arnold & Mary Sheerwood, his wife, bom 

October 3**, 1780. 
Benjamin, their son, bom April 18***, 1 783.J 
John, son of Robert Gault, and Elizabeth Hallet his wife, bom 

April 6*»», 1780. 
Charlotte their Daughter, bom Sepf 8*^, 1781. 
Charles, their son, born Febraary 3**, 1783. 
1780. ) Ann Sharp, Daughter of Dr. Charles McKnight & Mary Scot, his 
June. J . wife (late widow Litchfield) bom 

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den 25 dicto. 
den 7 May. 
den 14 dicto. 
den 16 diet. 


CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from VoL X., p. 169, of Thb Rbcord.) 


Jan Jilleszen, Fytie Aeltje. 

La^ensWesselSyAel- Wessel. 
tie Jans. 

Pieter Jacobszen de Jacob. 
Groot, Belitje Ali- 

Jan Mol, Engeltie Johannes. 

David Ackerman, Gelyn. 

Hillegond ver Plan- 

Daniel Pieterszen, Abraham. 

Anneken Acker- 
Jacob Boelen, Catha- Tryntie. 

rina Klock. 
Jan Pieterszen Want, Mcynart. 

Marritje Pieters. 
Isaacq Grae^ Si^n- Simon. 

na Simons. 
Matthys Gerritszen, Gerrit 

Catharyn Ho6wart. 
Comelis TheAnissen, Thetinis. 

Neeltje Bogaert. 

Petrus de Milt, Maria Antony. 

Van der he6l. 
Comelis Q6ick, Maria Helena. 

Van Hoogten. 
Comelis Michielszen, Neeltje.. 

NieQe Davids. 
Fredrick Simonszen, Carel. 

Lea Fonteyn. 
Hermands Borger, Waraar. 

Grietje Carsten. 
Willem Homp, Lys- Brechtie. 

beth Claes. 
Gdiljam Bartholf, Qiiriniis. 
Martyntie Hendricx. 
Pieter Van d. Schde- Willem. 

ren, Sara Fiedricx. 

Wo6terGysbertszver Dorothea. 
Schtidr, Dorothea 


Tobias ten Eyck, Neeltje 

Aert Elbertszen, Pietertje 

Jacob Pieterszen de 

Groot, Aefje de Groot. 

Assder^ Hendrickszen, 
Jan Pieterszen, Mar- 
ritje Pieters. 

Ldcas Tienhoven, Tryn- 
tie Arents. 

Abraham Ackerman, Hil- 
legond ver Plancken. 

Albert Clock,. Tryntie 

Jacobiis Janszen Keck, 
Janneken Joris. 

Hendrick Jilliszen, Wyn- 
tie Arents. 

Gerrit Thyssen, Grietie 

Thednis Gysbertszen Bo- 
gaert, Geertie Lange- 

Anthony de Milt, Tryntie 

Gerrit Codsynszen, Neel- 
tie Cornell's. 

Abraham Mol, Marritje 

Simon Hanszen, Maria 

Jan Langestraten, Mary- 
ken Arens. 

Jan Pieterszen Slot, Jfi- 
dith Slot 

Simon Jacobszen, Catryn 

Salomon Fredricx, Tho- 
mas Franszen, Grietie 
. Plettenbiirg. 

Comelis Janszen op ber- 
gen, Willemtje 

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den X Jto. 

den lo d. 
den 17 diet 

den ao d. 
den 27 diet 
den 8 }6L 
den 12 d. 
den 22 d. 


den 25 d* 

den X Adg. 
den 21 diet 
den 24 diet 

den 28 diet 
den 2 Sept 

den 9 Sept 



Ritehard Atfield, Ma- Anna Elisa- 

ria Wessels. beth. 

Matthj^s Janszen Breehtie. 


George Walgrave, Mary. 

Magdalena Riitgers. 
Thei&nis Dey, Anne- Sara. 

ken Scho^ten. 
Jan Sipken, Elsje Bor- Jan. 

Hieronymiis Van Jaeobds. 

Bommel, Sdsanna 

Thetinis The6n5szen, Geertie. 

Geesje Hendricks. 
Willem Franszen, Willem. 

Janneken Arents. 
Evert Aertszen, Mar- Maryken. 

ritje Hercx. 
Jan Sprat, Mana de Cornelia. 

Robbert Barckins, Thomas. 

Christyntie Ste- 

Esaias Janszen Van Anna. 

dyck, Janneken 

de H' Anthony Anthony. 

Broeekholt Susan- 
na Schrick. 
Hevrdrick Boelen, Abraham. 

Anneken Codrt. 
Victor Bicker, Claes- Victor. 

je Blanck. 
John Henry, Men John. 


Isaac de Mill, Sara Isaac. 

Olfert So6rt, Mar- Heyltje. 

grietje Cloppers. 
Evert Hendrickszen, TJrseltje. 

Metje Harden- 

Miehiel Farton, Su- MichieL 

sanna Leydsler. 

de H' Abrah. de Pel^- Catharina. 
ster, Catharina ae 


Francois Rombodt^ Ael- 

tie Wessels. 
Herman Janszen, Johan« 

nes Elsenwaert, Anne- 
ken Elsenwaert. 
Pieter de Riemer, Catali- 

na Van Vleck. 
Joehem Kierstede, Lys- 

beth Schodten. 
Wyt Timmer, Janneken 

Pieter de Riemer, Mar- 

gareta Meynarts. 

Cornelis Hendricxen, 
Agnletie Barents. 

Arie Van den Bogaert, 
Belitie Arents. 

Aert Albertszen, Grietie 

Abraham de Pej^ter, Cor- 
nelia de Peyster. 

Hendriek Jacobszen, 
Hester Glieves. 

Jan der Val, Cathrina 
van Cortlant. 

de H' Coin* Nieolaes 

Bayard, Gabriel Mon- 

vielle, J6dith Varleth. 
Barent Court, AeQe Boe- 

J65t£s tJitsvelt, Annietje 

Wilhelm Greffy, John 

Thomaszen, Jeanne 

Pieter de Mill, Styntie 

Jans, Maria Joosten. 
Johannes Clopper, Cata- 

lyntje Cloppers. 
Caspar. Hardenbroeck, 

Urseltje D6ytsman. 

John Spragg, Robbert 

Walters, Catharina 

John Sprat en Samdel de 

Peyster, Jliff*. Jddith 


Digitized by 



Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Jan., 


Eodenu Jan Peeck, Elisabeth Johannes. 

V. Inisburff. 
den i6 diet Hendrick Wessels- Jannetje. 

zen ten Broeck, Jan- 

netje Breestede. 
Eodem. Jeams Penser, Lj^s- Elisabeth. 

beth de Waron, 
den 26 diet Tobias Stoutenbtirg, Jan. 

Anneken V. Rolle- 

Eodem. Pieter Adolf, Janne- Maryken. 

ken V. Bors^m. 
den 7 Oct Pieter Janszen Ha- Grietie. 

ring, Grietie Bogart 
Eodem. Stephanus V. Cortl*, Gysbert. 

Getr6yd Schdyler. 

Eodem. Ephraim Hermans, Ephraim. 

Elysabeth Rodens. 

den 10 diet Thammes Meets, Jo- Johanna, 
hanna de Wit 

den 14 diet 



den 128 diet 

den 4 Nov. 
den II diet 

den 14 dicto. 

[4Si] . 
den 18 diet 


den 31 dieto. 

Thomas Franszen, 

Try ntie Breedstede. 
Willem Peerszen, 

Grietje Kierszen. 
Padlfis Van der 

Beeek, Sara Sehoti- 

Johannes Michiels- 

zen, Claesje L6- 

David Provoost, 

Tryntie Ladrens. 
Rip Van Dam, Sara 

Van der Spiegel. 
Hendrick Jilliszen, 

Elsje Claes. 
Johannes Kip, Catha- 

rina Kierstede. 






Claeck Lock, Kniert- Adriaentie. 

je Hendricx. 
L^cas Tienhoven, Comelis. 

Tryntje Bording. 
Ritzard Hitman, Mar- Jan. 

ritie Karseboom. 
Corfi. Michielszen, Jannetje. 

Metje Dircx. 


Johannes Kip, Stisanna 

de Foreest 
Simon Breedstede, Elsje 

ten Broeck. 

Ambrosids de Waron, 

Adriaentie Thomas. 
Jan Joosten van Rolle- 

gom, Geertrdyd Van 

H^drick Van Borsdm, 

Agnietie Adolfs. 
Pieter Janszen Bogart, 

Grietje Cosyns. 
Robbert Livingston, Sec- 
ret* tot N. Albany An- 

na Renselaer. 
Johannes van Br^g, Sam- 

tiel Bayard, Helena de 

Jan Hendr. de Brfiyn, 

Pieter de Riemer, Isaac 

de Foreest, Johanna de 

Simon Breedsteden, Aef- 

je L6cas. 
Jan Kierszen, Jannetie 

Jan Schodten, Anna 


Enoch Michielszen, Mar- 
ritje Dircx. 

M' Samuel Staets, Johan- 
na Reynders. 

Henricds Selyns, Marga- 
reta de Riemer. 

Isaac Kip, Sara de Mill. 

Hans Kierstede, Maria 

Montagne, Rachel 

Dirck Van der Clyft, 

Geesje Hendricx. 
Tobias Sto6tenb6rg, Saer- 

tie Van Fe6rden. 

Pieter Jacobszen Marius, 
Tryntie Michiels. 

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i89o.] Rtc9rdsefthe Ht/ormed Dutch Church in New York. 



EodeoL Jean d(i Fotirt, Jan- Ariaentie, 

netje Jans. 
den 25 dicta Jan Kierszen, Gerrit- Grietje. 

je Jans. 
Eodem. Jan Montagne, An- Abraham. 

netje Waldrons. 
den 23 Dec John Pinkens^ Janne- Jan. 

ken Hercx. 

den 25 diet Teeikiis Comeliszen, Tryntie. 
Cathrina Pa&lCis. 


Theunis Idenszen, Anne- 
ken Claes. 

Claes Janszen Van Hey- 
ningen, Annetje Jans. 

Abraham Kip, Adriaentie 

Evert Aertszen, Johannes 
Van Vorst, Marritje 

Balthtis Barentszen, Pie- 
tertje Idens. 

den 10 Jan. 
den 16 diet 
den 20 dicto. 

den 25 dicto. 
den 30 dicto. 




den 3 Feb, 

den 6 diet 

A* 1689. 

Jacob Meene, Aeltie Anna. 

Willem BAyel, Janne- Willem. 

ken Frans. 
Likias Kierstede, Sara. 

Rachel Kip. • 

Henr. .de Foreest, Gerrit 

Femmetje Flaes- 

EVert Arentszen, Jo- Arent 

hanna Van Speyck. 
Anthony Sarlye, Jo- Catalyntie. 

syntie Thomas. 
Qufreen Soor, Sophy Johannes. 

Mary de Wit 

Jacobus GoMet, Jan- Jacob. 

neken Sozard. 
Jan Dircksxen, Cata- Comelis. 

Kna Clopper. 
R^er Michielszen, Saertie. 

Jacomyntie Tibotit, 
Gerbrant Claeszen, Comelis. 

Marritje Claes. 
Joris Borger, Lysbeth Engelq'e. 

Bfirgers, ' 
Benjamin Blaeck, J&- SamCieL 


Thomas Cr&ndall, Lydia. 
Deborade Meyert. 

Jsaac de Foreest, Lys- MargareCa. 
beth Van der Spie* 

Mach'telt de Riemer, H. 

V. Jasper Nissepadt 
Cornelia Willems. 

Johannes Kip^ Blandina 

Asstiertis Hendrickszen,' 

S(isanna de Foreest 

Arentssen Jsaacszen, An- 
na Van Hoeck. 
Jacobiis Cock, Mayken 

Hendrick ten Eyck Jacob 

Leendertszen, Johanna 

de Wit 
Charles N&s6ol, Lydia 

Alberttis Van de Water, 

Tryntie Dircx. 
Bastiaen Michielszen Jan- 

netje Tibo6t 
Gerrit Hardenbeig, Aelt- 

je Schepmoes. 
Elias Borger, Engeltje 

Jacob Teller, 

Wandel I Wes<;eR 
Christina \ ^^^^els. 

Henriciis de Meyert, 
Samtiel Straets, Janne- 
ken Van dyck. 

Jacob&s Van der Spiegel, 
Sfisanna de Foreest 

Digitized by 



Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. f Jan., 



den lo d. 

den 13 diet. 

den 1 7 diet 

den 24 diet 

Eodero. - 
den I Mart.'^ 
Eodem. ^ 

den 3 dicto. 
Eodem. '. 
den 10 diet 
den 13 diet 

den lydieto. 

den 25 diet 

den 27 dieto. 

den 31 dieto. 
den 7 Apr. 

Dirck ten Eyek, Aef- Marj^ken. 

je Boelen. 
Francois Van der Matthe&s. 

Koeek, I^vyntie 

de Vries. 
Jean Le montez, He- Johannes. 

lena Fell. 

Jacobs Berry, Lys- Debora. ' 
beth Liicas. 


Henriciis ten Eyck, Jacob 
Petronella de Wit Rachel 

John Piroo, Metje Pieter. 

Frans WesseUzen, Geerti.e. 

Tryntie Jans. 
Vincent Montagnie Jan. 

Ariaentje Jans 
Arent Fredrickszen, Comelis. 

Sara Koevers. 
Andries Thomson, Andries. 

Marritje Breed- 

Isaac Bedlo, Hermi- Comelis. 

na Groenendael. 
Francois Pfiy, Annie Mary. 

Barent Hyben, Sara Rachel. 

Hendriek Abrahams- Anna. 

zen, Catharina Jans. 
Gerrit Leydecker, Cornelia. 

Neeltje Van der 

JacobCis de Beativois, Johannes. 

Maria Joosten. 
Frans Godertis, Re- Catharina. 

becca Ennes. 
Hendriek Van Ren- Maria. 

selaer, Catharina 

Van Briig. 
Hendriek Jaeobszen, Hendriek. 

Anneken Fellart. 
Ritzard Hartfort, Do- Ritzard. 

rothea Cox. 
Willem Hellaken, Tryntie. 

Tryntie Boelen. 
Zacharias LaCirens- Maryken. 
zen, Aeltje Gys- 


Hendriek Boelen, Annet- 

je Coiirt. 
Gerrit Hellaer, Mayken 

Comelis, en Susanna 

Jan Vincent, Hendriek 

Jaeobszen, Anneken 

Jans* * 
Samiiel Berry, Aeije L6- 


Johanna Gerrits. 
Caspar Pieterszen, Aech- 

tie Jans. 
Jan Direkszen Meyer, 

Francyntie Sttiltheer. 
Jan Thomaszen, Annetje 

Matirits Koevers, Barber 

Andries Breedstede, Mar- 

ritie Andries. 

- % 
Claes Borger, Catharina 

der Val. 
Alberttis Ringo. 

Jilles Provoost, Gcesje 

Johannes Van Vorst, Aelt- 
je Coleveet 

Albert6s Ringo, Femmet- 
je Lalrens. 

Comelis Joosten, Marga- 
reta de Riemer. 

Abraham de Peyster, Ca- 
tharina de Peyster. 

Stephantis Van Cortlant, 
Catharina Roelofs. 

Jan MAncken, S6sanna 

Gerrit Leydecker, Neelt- 

Hendriek Boelen, Aefje 

Marten Clock, Assderds 
Hendrickszen, Neeltje 

Digitized by 


i88o.] "Rettris cftht Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 




Eodem. Leonardt Van der Anneken. 

Grist, Stymie Else- 
Eodem« Joost Falding, Cathri- Abraham. 

na Dtiyts. 
Eodem. JacobAs Colve, Jan- Johannes. 

neken Jans, 
den 12 diet Andries Meyer, Comelis. 

Vro^wtje Van Vorst. 
den 17 diet. Nicolaes Stdyvesant, Anna. 
Elisabeth Van Slech- 
Eodem. Johannes Beeckman, Thomas. 

Aeltie Thomas. 

den 21 diet Joost Stol, Anna Da- Elisabeth. 

Eodem. Johannes Van Gelder, Johannes. 

Aefje Roos. 
Eodem. Jacobiis Corneliszen, Margariet 

Aeltje Fredricx. ' 
/ den 24 diet Comelis Greyer, An- Marten. 

netje Bording. 
Eodem. Jan Pell, Janneken Samdel. 

Eodem. Meewes Carsten, David. 

GeertrdJ^ Barlels. 
den I May. Comelis Idensrcn Gerrit. 

Van Vorst, Fytie 

den 5 dicto. John Crooke, Geer- John. 

tniyd de haes. 
Eodenu JacoB Phaenix, Aeltje Sander. 

Van Vleck. 
Eodem. Jan Berver, Hen- Pieter. 

drickie Jans. 
Eodem. Gerrit D6ycking, Ma- ChristoflfeL 

ryken Abeel. 

den 5 May Johannes Clopper, Comebs. 
Margrietje Hagen. 

den 9 diet Leendert Albertsz. Jacobus. 

de Grafi, Gerritje 

Eodem, Jan Evertszen, obyt. Jan. 

Engeltje Hercx. 

den 19 diet Abraham Ackerman, Lysbeth. 
Aeltje Van Laer. 


Stoffel Elswart, Anneken 

Jan Andrieszen, Elisabeth 

Johannes Casparszen, 
Marie Jans. 

MaFcelis Pieterszen, An- 
neken Van Vorst 

Samfiel Staets, Anna 

Thomas Lafirenszen Po- 

pinga, Magdaleentie 

David Christiaenszen, 

Janneken Lievens. 
Gerrit Janszen Roos, 

Hester Van Gelder. 
Fredricx Arentszen, Jo- 

syntie Ver hagen. 
Pieter Jacobszen MariAs, 

Tryntie Bordings. 
Joost Carelszen, Styntie 

Aert Elbertszen, Grietie 

Marcelis Pieterszen, An- 

netie Harmens. 

Isaac de Foreest, Helena 

deKey. . 
Isaac de Peyster, Catali- 

na de La noy. 
Johannes Martelin, Aeltje 

Gerard4s Beeckman, Be- 

litje Byvanck, Celitie 

D'. Johannes Kerfbyl, 

Anna Hagen, Cathari- 

na R6g. 
Carsten Lti^rszen, Geer- 

tie Q6ick. 

De H'. Francis Nicols, 
dep. Gotivernetir, Hie- 
ronym^ Van Bommel, 
Marritje Hercks. 

AssAer^s Hendrickszen^ 
Hendrickje WesseL 

Digitized by 



Records of the Reformed Difick Church in New York. [Jan.; 


Helena Van Br^g. 

Eodenu Comelis Q^ick, Ma- Comelis. 

rykcn Van Hoog- 
den 20 diet Hermann&s Van Gel- Janneken« 

der, Te4ntie Tefinis. 
Eodem. Comelis Van Lange- Rachel. 

den a6 £ct Johannes Hooglant, Johannes. 

Anneken Dtiycking. 
den 31 diet * Jan Jacobszen, Mar- Gerrit 

* grietie Genits. 
den 3 J&n. Simon Claeszen, Claes. 

Trj^rie Genits. 
den 12 diet Francois Rombo6t, Johannes. 

Helena Teller, 
den 16 diet M^ Sam&el Staets, Catalina. 

Johanna Reynardts. 
den 19 diet. Gerrit Hollaerdt Su* Thomas. 

sanna Thomas, 
doi 26 diet. Jan de Vries, Neger, Dirck: 

Adriaentie Dircks. 
den 30 diet Jeremias Kennich, Anneken, 
Anne Wood. oud3jaren9 

Eodem. Bemardus Harden- Anna, 

broeck, Elisabeth 
Eodem. Egbert Fockenszen, Geesje. 

Elsje L4cas. 
den 7 Jfil. Ide Andrieszen, Ibel Frans. 

Eodem. Clement Elsewaert, Anna Maria. 

Anna Maria Engels. 
den 10 diet Pieter Jansz. V. Lan- Comelis. 
gedj^ck^eertje Cor- 
den 24 diet. Jacob Cdmeliszen Frans. 
Stille, Marritie Hen- 
[455] dricks. 

Eodenu Jan Janszen Van Catharina. 

Flensbtirg, Marga- 
riet Martens. 
Eodem. AJbertus Van de Wa^ Margrietie. 

ter, Petronel Clop- 
pers. • 

den 1 7 diet Jean de La maistre, Abraham. 

Rttje Waldron. 
den a I diet Pieter Janszen Bo- Mnria. 

gaert,Fytie Thyssen. 
den 94 diet PaCdiis Tiirck, JOnior, Pa61^ 
Marritie Reyers. 

Jan Van Gelder, Senior, 

Jannetie Tennis. 
Laiirens La6renszen, Ca- 

tharyn Lievens. 
Dirck Hooglant, Jan By- 

vang^ Catalina Joresy. 
Pieter Jacobszen, Elsje 

La^ens Hoist, Hilletje 

Nicolaes Ba5^ard, Rachel 

Jan Br6yn, Henricts de 
Meyert, DeboraMeyert 
Urbanus Thomaszen, Eli- 
sabeth Jans. 
Hendrick Wesselszen, 

Janneken Wessels. 
Jacob de Key, Hillegond 


M'. Sam6el Staets, Anna 

Claes Van Heyningen, 

Styntie Hendncx. 
Pieter Jacobszen, Geesje 

Gerrit Leydecker, Neel- 

tie Barents. 
Jacob Comeliszen, Geer- 

tie Jans. 

Pieter Janszen Van Lan- 
gendyck, Belitie Hen- 

Pieter de Riemer, Cathri- 
na de La VaL 

Johannes Clopper, Mar- 
grietie Ver Metden. 

Johannes Waldron, Aeltje 

Thomas Franszen, Tryn- 

tie thyssen. 
Pai^l6s Tiirck, Annetje 


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l88o.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


den 28 d 

den 29 d 

den 4 A^. 
den zidict 


den 14 d. 
den 18 diet 

den 30 d 


den I Sept 
den 4 diet 


Johannes de Peyster, Johannes. 

Anna Banckers. 
Harmen Jansz, To6w Dirckje. 

Slager,* Geesje 

M*. Abraham de La- Johannes. 

noy, Cornelia ToL 
Jan Legget, Catelina RacheL 



Abraham \ 

Caspar Pieters, Lysbeth 

j. de Peyster. 

Thymen Franszen, 

Hester Plfiviers. 
Johannes Gardyn, 

Dirckje Jans. 
Cap*. Carel Ix>dwyk, 

Margareta Mey- 

Robbert Derkins, 

Styntje Gosens. 
Johannes Van Im- 

b^g, Margareta 

Heyman Coninck, 

Karia Andries. 
Thomas Herdin, Ca- 

tharina Bedlo. 
Theiinis Herckxen, 

Sophia Hendricx. 
Hendrick Van Bos- 

Slim, obyt, Marri- 

tie Van der KlyL 

Jan Janszen Mayer, 
Annetje Idens. 








gond V| 

Dirckje ) 9 


Claes Van Heynin- Cornelia, 
gen Janneken Kier- 
Willem Teller, Jtoior, Willem. 

Rachel Kierstede. 
Willem Hoogstyler, Trezia. 

Ariaentie Samdels. 
Jacob Franszen, Mag- Comelis. 

daleentie Cqpelis. 
Alexander Lam, Lys- Joris. 

beth Conincks. 
JacobAs Janszen Maria. 

Kock, Steyntie 



Pieter de Lanoy, Corne- 
lia de Peyster. 
Hendrick Hendrickszen 

Ten broeck, Geertrtiyd 

Jacob Franszen, Neeltje 

Jan Vincent, Annetje 

Sam&el Meynard, Jan 

Harberding, Annetje 

Hendrick Jacobszen, 

Hester Clyb. 
Jacob Kip, senior, Re« 

becca Idens. 

Alexander I^am, Maria 

Isaac Bedlo, Lysbeth 

Marten Hendricxen, 
Grietie Hendricx. 

Gerrit Leydecker, Thy- 
men Van Bossiim, Jan- 
neken Van Bosslm. 

Pieter Meyer, Comelis 
' Van Vorst, Vrouwtie 
Van Vorst, Pietertie 
Van Vorst 

Jan Kiersen, Sara Van 

M'. Hans Kierstede» He^ 
lena Teller. 

Arent Theymenszen, 
Geesje Arents. 

Thymen Franszen, Mar- 

Heyman Coninck, Lys- 
beth Conings. 

Reynier Meynartszen, 
Tryntie Rejhiiiers. 

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42 Records of Rahway and Plainfield, N. J. [Jan^ 


Communicated by Hugh D. Vail, Esq. 

(Cootiniicd from VoL X., p. 143, of Ttes Rbooed.) 

« I^y. Month. Ycftr. 

Rohde Dell Daughter of Richard Dell and Elizabeth his 

wife was born 28 

Mary Hampton Daughter of W" Hamton and Sarah his 

wife was bom 27 

Ame Hampton Daughter of W" Hamton and Sarah his 

wife was bom 29 

Benjamin Hampton Son of W" Hampton and Sarah his 

wife was bom 20 

Vnis Fitz Randolph Daughter of Hartshorn Fitz Randolph 

and Ruth his wife was born 30 

Sarah Haydock daughter of John Haydock and Mary his 

wife was bora. i 

Mary Shotwell daughter of Isaiah Shotwell & Constant his 

wife was born 23 

Jediah Shotwell Son of Isaiah Shotwell and .Constant' his 

wife was bom 15 

Ebenezor Clark Son of JosepAi Clark and Elizabeth his 

wife was bom 19 

Elizabeth ^otwell daughter of Benjamin Shotwell and Ame 

his wife was bom 17 

Thomas Shotwell Son of Benjamin Shotwell and Ame his 

¥nfe was bom 10 

William Shotwell Son of Benjamin Shotwell & Ame his 

wife was bora 27 

Lidia Shotwell daughter of Benjamin Shotwell & Ame his 

wife was born 27 

Abigal Hunt Daughter of Marmaduke Hunt & Elizabeth 

his Wife was bora the 23 

Gilbert Hunt Son of Marmaduke Hunt & Elizabeth his 

Wife was bora 10 

James Hunt Son of Marmaduke Hunt & Elizabeth his 

Wife was bora 3 

Samuel Hunt Son of Marmaduke Hunt & Elizabeth his 

Wife was born 23 

Peter Shotwell son of Isaiah Shotwell and Constant his 

wife was bora 2 

David Haraed son of Jonathan Haraed & Sarah his wife 

was born 10 




8 1 




5 I 


3 1 


9 = 


3 1 


8 \ 


4 I 


12 1 






II 1 


S 1 


9 J 


13 ] 




8 I 


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i88o.] Records of Rakway and Plainfield^ N, J. 43 

Day. Month. Year. 

4 Jacob Harned Son of Jonathan Harned & Sarali his wife 

was born 9 7 1 769 

Nathanil Harned son of Jonathan Harned & Sarah his 

wife was born 30 9.1771 

Sarah Harned daughter of Jonathan Harned & Sarah his 

wife was bom 5 12 1 773 

Nathaniel Harned a Second son of that name and Son 

Jonathan Harned & Sarah his wife was bom 5 * 12 1775 

William Marsh son of William Marsh and Sarah his wiffe 

was bom ^12 8 1754 

Isaac Marsh son of William Marsh and Sarah his wife was 

bom. 16 4 1 756 

Maxy Marsh Daughter of William Marsh and Sarah his 

wife was bom : 23 2 1758 

Samuel Marsh Son of William Marsh' and Sarah his wife 

was bom 4.... 6 4 1 760 

Susanah Marsh Daughter of William Marsh and Sarah his 

wife was bom 11 2 1762 

Hugh Marsh son of William Marsh and Sarah his wife was 

bom 16 10 1763 

Sarah Marsh Daughter of William Marsh and Sarah his 

wife was born 15 12 1764 

John Marsh son of William Marsh and Sarah his wife was 

bom 9 3 1767 

James Marsh son of William Marsh and Sarah his wife was 

bom 10 9 1768 

Mulford Marsh son of William Marsh and Sarah his wife 

was bom 20 6 1771 

Charles Marsh son of William Marsh and Sarah his wife 

was born 24 5 1773 

Gideon Marsh son of William Marsh and Sarah his wife 

was bom 28 3 1775 

Elizabeth Marsh daughter of William Marsh and Sarah his 

wife was born ^ . 24 8 1776 

Rachel Marsh daughter of William Marsh and Sarah his 

wife was born 15 11 1778 

Robert Haydock son of John Haydock & Mary his wife . 

was bom.. 4 4 1779 

Abel Shotwell son of Isaiah Shotwell & Constant his wife 

was bom 2 2 1779 

Abigal Marsh Daughter of Mordeica Marsh and Mary his 

Wife was bom 18 8 1779 

Charlotte Shotwell daughter of David Shotwell & Eliza- 
beth his wife was bom 20 3 1780 

William Hampton son of William Hampton & Sarah his 

wife was bonu 24 12 1 776 

Sarah Hampton daughter of William Hampton & Sarah 

his wife was bom. . . < 28 8 1779 

Thomas L Shotwell son of Isaiah Shotwell & Constant 

his wife was born i 9 1781 

James Dell son of Randsd Dell & Ann his wife was born. 25 9 1773 

Digitized by 


44 Rec0rdi rf Rahway and FiainfieJd, N. /. 

Jane Dell daughter of Raadol Dell & Ann his wife was 

bom 9 

William Dell son of Randol Dell & Ann .his wife was 

born 20 

Margret Vail daughter of John Vail & Catherian his wife 

was bom 5 

£dward Vail son of John Vail and Catherian his wife was 

bom*. 27 

Amos Vail son of John Vail iand Catherian .his wife was 

bom 31 

Isaac Vail son of John Vail and Catherian his wife was 

bom , I 

Pkebe Vail Daughter of John Vail and Catherine his wife 

was born 17 

Nathan Vail son of John Vail and Catherine his wife was 

born..., 3 

Joel Vail son of John Vail and Catherian his wife was 

bom , 7 

Samuel Hartshom Shotwell son of David Shotwell & 

Elizabeth Shotwelll his wife was born at Rahway 

the , 6 

Samuel Latham son of Thomas Latham & Miriam his wife 

was born , , . . 23 

William Shotwell son of Isaiah Shotwell & Constant his 

wife was born 7 

Mary Lundy Daughter of Jacob Lundy & Sarah his wife 

was bom 26 

Margret Shotwell Daughter of Henry Shotwell & Sarah 

his wife was born 30 

Rachel Shotwell Daughter of W" Shotwell & Elizabeth 

. his Wife was bom 1 

Catharine Shotwell Daughter of W» Shotwell & Elizabeth 

his Wife was Bom 21 

Anna Shotwell Da^ighter of W°^ Shotwell & Eliz* his wife 

was Born 31 

Phebe Shotwell Daughter of W» Shotwell & Eliz* his wife 

was Bora , 13 

EKzabeth Shotwell Daughter of W» Shotwell & Eliz* his 

wife was Bom 27 

Elijah Shotwell son of William Shotwell & Eliz* his wife 

was Bom 14 

John Shotwell son of William Shotwell & Elizabeth his 

wife was Bom 29 

Grace Shotwell Daughter of Isaiah Shotwell &: Constant 

his wife was Bom 21 

Miram Copeland Daughter of Coperthwait Copeland & 

Margit his wife was bom 14 

Mary Marsh daughter of Samuel Marsh & Anna his wife 

was born '. 20 

Hannah Elston daughter of Samuel Elston & Margret his 

wife was born. i 

























1 775 
















1 781 







I ] 






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i88o.] ^ Ree&rds of Rahway and Plainfield^ N, / 


Margret Elston daughter of Samuel Elston & Margret his 

wife was bom 6 

Johil Shotwell & Margaret his Wife their daughter Jane 

was bom 3 

Sarah «.••••.• 20 

Margaret 6 

Phebe 17 

their son Joseph 14 

Twi»s I daughters j^a^d;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;:;:;: \\ 

Hannah 15 

Rebecca 8 

Eleanor » • . . . 28 

Ann Shotwell Daughter of Henry Shotwell & Sarah his 

wife was Bom ii 

Joseph Shotwell son of Isaiah Shotwell & Constant his 

wife was bom 14 

Charles Nicols son of Benjamin Nicols & Mary his wife 

was Bom 15 

Smith Shotwell son of William Shotwell & Elizabeth his 

wife was Born 29 

Tbos. Pound son of Elijsdi Pound & Isabella his wife was 

Bora ; ; 13 

Jacob Pound son of Elijah Pound & Isabella his wife 

was Bom 6 

Margaret Pound Daughter of Elijah Pound & Isabella his 

wife was Bom 30 

Thomas Brotherton son of W"' Brotherton & Sarah his 

wife was Bom 16 

Richard Brotherton son of William Brotherton & Sarah 

his wife was Bom •...».. 30 

Hannah Murray Shotwell Daughter of Henry Shotwell 

& Sarah his wife was Bom 14 

Sarah ^otwell Daughter of William Shotwdl & Elizabeth 

his wife was bom 13 

Hannah W Marsh Daughter of Sam^ Marsh & Ann his 

wife was bom 10 

Abraham Brooke son of Charles Brooke & Amy his Wife 

was Bom 20 

Thomas Dobson Shotwell son of Henry Shotwell & Sarah 

his Wife was Born ^ 17 

Edmond Shotwell son of Isaiah Shotwell & Constant his 

Wife was bom 3 

Elizabeth Shotwell daughter of Henry Shotwell & Sarah 

his Wife was bom % 22 

Mary Brotherton Daughter of William Brotherton & Sarah 

his Wife was Bom 31 

Elizabeth Brotherton Daughter of WilU^un Brotherton &: 

Barah his Wife was Bom 7 

Mary Laing dau of John Laing & Susannah his Wife was 

Bom... ; • II 





























































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46 Records of Rahway and Plainfield^ N. /. 


David Laing son of John Laing & Susannah his Wife was 

Born..... , • II 

Joseph Laing son of John Laing & Susannah his wife was 

Born ^ 21 

John Laing son of John Laing & Susannah his Wife was 

Born 27 

Elizabeth Laing dau^ of John Laing & Susannah his Wife 

was Born a 

Isaac Laing son of John Laing & Susannah his Wife was 

Born 15 

Jacob Laing son of John Laing & Susannah his Wife was 

Bom ao 

William Laing son of John Laing & Susannah his Wife 

was Bom 21 

Sarah Laing dau of John Laing & Susannah his Wife was 

Bom 6 

Rachel Laing dau of John Laing & Susannah his Wife was 

Bom • 9 

Anna I^ng daughter of John Laing & Susannah his Wife 

was Born 8 

Anna Hamed Daughter of Jonathan Hamed & Sarah his 

Wife was Bom 12 

John Hamed sop of Jonathan Hamed & Sarah his Wife 

was Born 16 

Rebecca Harned Daughter of Jonathan Hamed & Sarah 

his Wife was Born 17 

Deborah Harned Daughter of Jonathan Hamed & Sarah 

his Wife was born 16 

Jonathan Hamed son of Jonathan Harned & Sarah his 

Wife was Bom 10 

Samuel Marsh son of Samuel Marsh & Ann his Wife was 

born 27 

Samuel Emlen Shotwell son of Isaiah Shotwell & Con- 
stant his Wife was bom. 21 

Hugh Pound son of Samuel Pound & Katharine his Wife 

was Born 3 

Anna Pound Daughter of Samuel Pound & Katharine his 

Wife was Bom 26 

John Pound son of Samuel Pound & Katharine hb Wife 

was Bom 10 

Elizabeth Pound Daughter of Samuel Pound & Katharine 

his Wife was Bom 16 

William Pound son of Samuel Pound & Katharine his 

Wife was Born ai 

Samuel L Pound son of Samuel Pound & Katharine his 

Wife was Bom. « 27 

Mary Shotwell Daughter of Henry Shotwell & Sarah his 

Wife was Bom 6 

Miriam Shotwell Daughter of William Shotwell & Eliz- 
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Oct 28. Sarah Peterson, adult 

" " Thomas, son of the above. 

J^n. 24. Sarah Treadwell, Samuel Treadwell, William Treadwell, adults. 

" ** Elizabeth, d. of Benjamin and Sarah Treadwell. 

" " John Wolley, Joseph WoUey, William Wolley, Benjamin WoUey, 
Samuel Wolley, adults. 

" " Thomas, s. of John and Hannah Wolley. 

Jan. 25. James, s., Mary, d., of James and Mary Neuvell. 

Feb. 27. John, s., Phebe, d, Anne, d., Sarah, d,, Daniel, s., of Daniel 
and Pe^e Kissam. 

" " Elizabeth Mott, adult. 

Mar. 7. Hannah, d, Mary, d., Annie, d., of Adam and Mary Carman. 

" " William, s. of Peter and Elizabeth Holmes. 

«* " Hannah, d of Israel and Mary Smith. 

** •* Ruth, d., Rebecca, d., of Stephen and Mary Smith. 

" « Sarah Bedle, adult 

April 30. Mary, d., Sarah, d., of William and Kaziah Fowler. 

May I. Rebecca, d of Joseph and Phebe Thurston'. 

«* " Thomas, s., James, s., of Peter and Margaret Stringham. 

May 1 i. Stephen, s. of Stephen and Mary Smith. 

" '« Lorada, d. of John and Mary Rowland. 

June 19. At Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., Hannah, d. of William and 
Sarah Bedel. 

" " Peter, s. of Peter and Hannah Filkins. 

June 29. Benjamin Cornel, adult 

July 16. Sarah, d. of Richard and Mary Rhodes. 

** " Hannah, d. of the widdow Elizabeth Bunts. 

July 20. At Oyster Bay, L. I., Isaac, s. of John and Mary Hewlett 

Aug. 3. At Huntineton, L. I., Mary, d. of Edmund Andrews. 

** ** Deborah, d of Zophar Rogers. 

Aug. 28. William, s, of William and Mary Johnson. 

Sep. 13. Mary, d, David, s., Phebe, d., Deborah, d., John, s., William, 

s., of John and Elizabeth Allen. 

Sep. i6. Isaac, s. of Phebe Gritman. 

Sep. 17. At Huntington, L. I., Phebe D., d. of Luke Ruland 

Nov. 2. At Fishkill, Mary, d. of Thomas and Phebe Spragg. 

^ *^ Elizabeth, d. of Johannes and Ann Young. 

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I^ov, 2. Jane, d. of Thomas and Hannah Southward. 

At Fishkill, Phebc, d.^ Anne, d., of Heniy and Anne Southward. 
Mary, d. of Elias Conklin. 
Elizabeth, d. of John and Jemime Terbus. 
Nov. 4. At Beekman's Precinct, Anne, d. of Joshua and Bridget Cham- 
plin. Sponsors^ Bartholomew and Elizabeth Noxon. 
Elizabeth, d. of Smon and Penelop Noxon. Sponsors^ Peter 
and Gertrude Noxon. 
Nov. 5. At Rumbout, Joseph, Anne, Hannah, Sarah Smith, adults. 
Anne Wilsey, adult. 
Elizabeth Scuder, adult 
«* Phebe, d., Elizabeth, d., of Elizabeth Smith. 

William, s., Thomas, %^ of Thomas and Mary Halstead. 
Nov. 6. At Crum Elbow^ Peter, s., Seaman, s., Phebe, d., Deborah, d., 
Sarah, d., of James and Sarah Germond. Surity with pa- 
rents, Isaac Germond, Esq. 
Nov. 7. At Crum Elbow, Jacobus, s. of Jacobus and Eloner Filkins. 
Nov. 3. At Crum Elbow, William, s., Mary, d., Sarah, d., Elizabeth, d, 
of William and Sarah Bedel. 
James, s., Peter, s., Silus, d., of Peter and Mary Germond. 
Bernard, s. of Bernard and Mary Filkins. 
James, s. of John and Elizabeth Germond. 
Jacob, s., Rhoda, d., Catherine, d., of Henry and Mary Filkins. 
Margery, d of Christian and Catherine Tobius. 
Nov. 9. At Crum Elbow, Peter, s., John, s., of John ^d Jerusha Warren. 

" " Sarah, d of John and Jane Harris. 
Nov. II. At Phillips Manor, Mary, d-of Elisha and Diana Merritt 
Nov. 30. Sarah, d of Philip and Dorcas Allen. 


Feb. 3. Arrabella, d. of Samuel and Elizabeth Pettitt. 
Feb. 17. Reuben, s. of Henry and 'Sarah Jackson. 
Feb. 26. At Huntington, L. I., Nathaniel, s. of Samuel and Margaret 
" « Stephen, s. of Shubel and Freelove Smith. 
" " Thomas, s. of Joseph and Deborah Mott. 
Mar. I. At Huntington, L. I., Bathsheba, d. of Richard and Bathsheba 

April 12. John, s. of John and Mary Mason. 
<< « Miriam, d. of John and Abigail Mott. 
" " Phebe, d of Isaac and Phebe Smith. 
June 5. William Cornell, adult 
<< '' Hannah Cornell, adult. 
« « Elizabeth, d., Katherine, d, Melanchton, s., of William and 

Hannah Cornell. ' 

" « Stephen, s., Abigail, d, William s., Nance, d, of John and 

Hannah Cornell. 
" " Nelson Cornel, child 
" " Martha Smith, child 

*» " John, s., Calebs s., Mary, d, of Daniel (deceased) and Maiy 

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June 5. Robert, s., Susanna, d., Jane, d., of Samuel Gardiner. 

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June 1 1. Phebe Munse, adulu 
Hannah Munse, adult 
Alchy Munse, child. 
Jane, d. of John and Phebe Munse. 
Ann Henderson, adult 
Margaret Cornel, adult. 
July s. At Huntington, L. I., Rebecca Skndd^r, adult 
*• ** Rebecca, d. of Timothy and Rebecca Skudder. 
" " Mary, d. of Caleb and Mary Wood. » 

July 6. At Huntington, L. I;, Richard, s^ John, s., Griffith, s., of Grifllth 

and Martha Thomas. Schoolmaster at Huntington. 
July 12. Stephen, s, (rf Stephen Thorn. 

** " Linnington, s.- of Charles and Hannah* Dorlondt 
July 27. Elizabeth Hewlett, adult 
Jane Hewlett, adult 
Daniel Hewlett, adult. 
William Hewlett, adult 
Elizabeth Hewlett, adult 

Abigail, d. of Israel and Elizabeth Horsfield, of York Ferry. 
Aug. 2. At Oyster Bay, L. I., Howard, s. of Bernard and Jane Agin. 
Sep. — ^ At Oyster Bay, L. I., Thomas Youngs, adult. 
Nov. 15. At Huntington, L. L, Sarah, d. of Uriah and Mary Wright 
" " John, s. of Jeremiah and Abigail Rogers. 
" ** Elizabeth, A of Dennis and Susannah Wright 
Nov. 23. At Huntington, L. I., Rachel, d. of William and ■ Joanneh 
Nichols, of Islip, L. I. 


Jan. 31. John, 8. of John Linnington. 

Feb. 3. Samuel, s. of Edward and Phebe Spragg. 

William, s., Aboer, s., of widdow Hannah Bums. 
Martha, d. of Edward and Hannali Verity. 
Pegge, d. of Daniel and Phebe Smith. 
Elizabeth Spragg, adult. 
Feb. 4. Adam, s., Philip, s., of George and Sarah Lawrence, of Flushing. 
Feb. II. Samuel Cornel, adult 
Charles Cornel, adult. 
Hannah Cornel, adult 
Joseph, s., Nancy, d., of Ruth. Howard. 

Samuel, s., Daniel, s., Jacob, s., of Joseph and Hannah Cornel. 
Jane, d. of Samuel and Katherine Cornel. 
'' << Abigail, d, Rachel, d., of Charles and Abigail Cornel. 
Mar. 5. Martha, d. of Miriam Smith. 
" " Joseph Cheeseman, adult. 
*' Sarah Cheeseman, adult 

Joseph, Jr., Cheeseman, adult. 
" ** Mary Cheeseman, adult 
'* ** Sarah Cheeseman, adult 
William Hutton, adiilt. 

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Mar. 5. Phebe Hutton, adult. 
" " Anthony, s., Richard, s., Elizabeth^ d., Samuel, s., of Joseph 
and Sarah Cheeseman. 
Mar. 9« Samuel, s. of Samuel and Mary Denton. 
" " Catherine, d. of Isaac and Margaret Smith. 

Deborah, d., Catherine, d., of Timothy and Ann Smith. 
Betsey, d^, Beekke, d., of Caleb and Margaret Southworth. 
Mary £., d. of Samuel and Elizabeth Martin. 
Anna, d. of Isaac and Jemime Forsure^ of Westchester. 
At Oyster Bay, L. I., Hannah, d. of John and Mary Hewlett 
Elizabeth, d. of Daniel and Pegge Kissam. 
Elizabeth Brooks, adult. 
Sarah, d. of Elizabeth Brooks. 

At Fishkill,£)onrad, s. of Conrad and Rosannah Nesstey. 
Barbary, d. of Philip I. and Ester Shaft * 
Christian, s. of Christian and Margaret Duper. 
Katherine, d. of Joseph and Katherine Dolin. 
Freelove, d., Mary, d., of Elisha and Mary BedelL 
Joseph, s. of James and Elizabeth Green. 
Elizabeth, d. of Peter and Elizabeth Bogardus. 
" «* George, s. of Arthur and Mary Crosby. 
" " Catherine, d., Sarah, d., of John L. and Catherine Newberger. 
" " Mary, d. of James and Rachel Weeks. 
June 9. At Beekmans Precinct, Martine, s. of John and Margaret 
Smith, of Rurabout. 
" " Ann, d. of Christian Sackrider, of Nine Partners. 
June zo. At Fishkill, Hannah, d., Tunchee, d, of John and Catherine 

June II. At Fishkill, Peter, s. of Roger and Rachel McDaniel. 
June 13. At Nine Partners, John, s. of Peter and Hannah Filkins. 
" " Eloner, d. of William and Sarah BeedelL ' 
" ". James, s. of William and Nette Teare. 
" " Elizabeth, d. of Coleburt and Mary Robinson. 
" " Margaret, d. of John and Mary Murrey. 
** " Henry, s., Catreen, d., of Caleb and Catreen Husted. 
f* " Hannah, d. of Henry and Mary Filkins. 
" " Cornelius, s. of Bemerd and Mary Filkins. 
*< " Darius, s. of Darius and Mary Lobdell. 
June 14. At Rumbout, Jacob Wright, adult. 
" *• Lydia, d., Elizabeth, d., William F., s., Joseph H., s., of Jacob 
and Mary Wright 
June 30. Thomas D., s. of George D. and Frances Ludlow. 
July II. Thomas, s. of Israel and Mary Smith. 
July 1 8. Rebecca, d. of Jonathan and Eloner Gildersleeve. 
Dec 9. Benjamin, s. of Uriah and Sarah Piatt 
Dec. 25. Samuel, s. of Samuel (deceased) and Freelove Wood. 


Jan. 13. At Oyster Bay, L. I., Van Wick, s. of John and Mary Pol- 
«< << Rhoda, d. of Abraham and Elizabeth Van Wick. 

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Jan. 23. At Huntington, Joel, s. of Zophar and Deborah Rogers. 

" " Betsey, d of Shubel and Freelove Smith. 

Feb. 10. Daniel Rhodes, adult. 

" " Mary, d., William, s., Benjamin, s., of Daniel and Miriam 

Feb. 1 8. Denton Dozenborough, adult. 

" " Elizabeth Dozenborough, adult. 

April 10. At Huntington, L. I., Dorcas, d. of Rogers. 


Rbnaudbt. — Can anyone give information of James Renandet prior to 17 14? At 
that date he was married in the Dutch Church, N. Y.^ to Belitie, dau. of Adrian Hoog- 
landt ; then remored to Philadelphia, where the name is spelled on the Records of Christ 
Church as Renandett, Renoudet, Rienudet, and RenaudeC. Through his daughter he 
has descendants in the Edgar, Howland, Leroy, Constable, and Pierrepont famUies. 

E. B. 

Schuyler, — ^F. H. Roof, of Rhinebeck, N. Y., requests information concerning 
the ancestors of Dominie Jonannes Schuyler, who was pastor of the Dutch Church at 
Schoharie, N. Y., from 1736 to 1755, at Hackensack, N. J., from 1755 to 1766, and at 
Sdioharie from 1766 to 1779, when he died. 

Van Alstyn. — [Record, X., p. 5a] The Church Records of Kingston, Kaatsbaan, 
and Coxsackie should be examined. The following entries are taken from the Dutch 
Church Recordsof Catakill : 


1757 SepL 18 Andries, Hermanb Van Alsteyn Catrina Van Alsteyn. 

1761 Jan. 2C Jochem Lammerse, Jacobus ** Lidia '* 

1763 Feb. 20 Simion ** •* lidia Larrewa; 

1765 Mch. 4 Lambert «* " " 

1768 June 12 [no name given] Isack " Enzynvrow 

1769 July 29 Margrita Jacobus '* Lidia Van Alsteyn, 

1770 Mar. 4 Pieter fiarmen '^ Dina Larrewa. 

[No other entries between 1732 and i8oa] 

R. B. 

KiDD, Capt. William. — Mr. De Peyster, in his address on the life and administra- 
tion of the Elarl of Belloraont, before the New York Historical Society, in November 
last, stated that Capt. Kidd was the son of the Rev. John Kidd, a Scottish non-con- 
formist clergyman. What is the authority for this statement ? P. Burke, in his " Cele- 
brated Naval and Military Trials," p. 21, says his birthplace was Greenock. 

There were numerous families of this name in Scotland, one of which was that of 
James Kidd, of Cragie, ip Forfarshire, the son of Patrick Kidd, and who, according to 
an inquisition in i6n53jJiad three sons, Patrick, his heir, Gulielmus (William), and Robert. 
May not our fiunous Capt. K. have been thb Gulielmus t L, 

Seymour. — Miss Mary K. Talcott, 133 Sigoumey St., Hartford, Conn., is engaged 
in the work of collecting material for a ^n«dogy of the descendants of Richard Sey- 
mour, of Hartford and Norwalk, who died m 1655. All persons interested in the family 
history are earnestly requested to communicate such information as they may have to tlie 

Shribve. — Can j 
New York? His wife's . . .... 

Day, of the 52d Regiment of Foot, in the British Army. Whose daughter was she, and 
where was she bom ? miss mary k. talcott, 

133 Sigoumey St., Hartford, Conn. 

\ anv one give me an account of the family of High Sheriff Shrieve, of 
irife^s maiden name was Seymour, and she married, 2dly, Capt. Paul 

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Noble— Van Brugr.— Can my of the many readers of the Record Ycrify the cor* 
rectness of the following, or ffive farther information respecting the persons named ? 

John NobU^ bom, Bristol, England, 170a Came to New York City, and in 1717 
married Catharine van Brugfu He afterwards went to the West Indies, where he died, 
leaving two daughters, and probably a son. who also died soon after the father ; one of 
the daughters, .^<ir^, in 1746, married Robert Cumming^ of Freehold, N. J. 

Catharine van Brugh was bom in New York City about 1702. After the death of 
her husband, his uncle. Sir yohn Stokes^ of Stoke Castle, Bristol^ England, sent for the 
widow and children to come and live with him. After remalnmg some two years in 
England, and losing one of her children, she, in 1723, retumed to New York. On the 
28th of August, 1738, she married the celebrated Rev. fVi/Uam Tennent^ of New Jersey, 
by license dated 23d August, 1738 (see Lib. L of marriage book, p. 10, in the office of 
the Secretary of Sute, Albany, N. Y.). Who wen the parents of this Catharine van 
Brugh-f • A. D. s. 

History of Harlbm.— Mr. Riker, whose valuable work upon Harlem is now in 
press, will be happy to present a copy of it to any person who will furnish him authentic 
information of the French Huguenots, Gerard Magister and his wife, Madelaine tAdmi' 
raly after they left Harlem in 1679. 

Van Horn.—H. B. Sinks, 311 Wakiut St., Phila., is collecting the genealogy of the 
Van Horns of this country. .Parties having records will please send copies of same, giving 
dates of births, deaths, and marriages, also any biographical iketdies. Will publish 
same as soon as possible. 


Report op the Operations or the Numismatic and ANTiQUARtAN Society 
OF Philadelphia for the Years 1878 and 1879. Pp. 23. 
This Society has held nine meetings in each year, and has had one or more essays 
read at each meeting, besides several addresses. The summary here presented of the 
topics diacnssed indicates their learned and interesting character. 

Report and Collections of the Nova Scotla Historical Society for the 
Year 1878. Vol I., pp. i4q. 
This shows an act of incorporation and organisation and inaugural proceedings of a 
fair character, and commences at once the publication of historical papers of much value, 
inclnding the joumal of Col. Francis Nicholson in 171a Many of the names printed 
had, like his, a part of their history in the Colony of New York. 

The Family of Coohill, 1377 to 1879, ^^^ "o°^« Sketches of their Maternal Ances* 
tors, the Slmgsby's of Scriven Hall, 1135 to 1879. By James Henry CoghiU \ pp. 
193. Cambridge. Printed at the Riverside Pros. 1879. 
This is a handsome pattern for a family memorial, with very neat plates, fine white 
paper, a well bound bool^ and carefully compiled contents. Few families in this country 
can connect their ancestors so satisfactorily with the families of old England, and produce 
so interesting an account of them. The author, dating the worl^ in*our city, acknowl* 
edges *' the services of professional gentlemen in examining records in each of the coun- 
tries,'* and gives "thanks to Joseph S. 6hester, LL.D., of London, Member of the 
Council of the Historical Society of Great Britaii^ for valuable information, and also for 
suggestions and advice which were of great service." We will not repeat the first para* 
graph of his preface. It expresses ifmat is often experienced, and may well be read by 
others commencing such a work, and the book itself may also be treated as one fit to be 
imitated and not easily surpassed, except by an Index. * M. 

Other notes or books have to be postponed. The serials deserve partknilar men* 
tion. The N, Eng, Hist, and Gen, Register^ the Maganine of American ffiHory, the 
Pennsylvania Maganne of History^ the Genealogist^ of London, are so prominent as 
perhaps not to need our help. We can only regret our want of space to notice then 

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Co^;^TV, N, V. Bv Tenms G. Behcen. The Uuryea Family, . 62 



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5. REl:oRrt^ tjT riiK FutsT and Skcond Pkkskyterian Chinches of the 

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6. ktt^oKiw OF St. Dkokge's CiuvRCH. llEMi'sTEAu \, I. CommHiucated by 

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7. Sketch <jF the Lifk of the Rew JoitN Mooke of Ne\ytowv. By 

Ckami.k^ B. Mooke, Ks(j , , 93 

8. CoMMtiMiCATioN.— Ciiloiiial Family of Smith * 9S 

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By JoHif J. Latting, Esq. 


(With Porttait.) 

In the year 168 1 we find the first notice of Thomas Munsell^ then, 
and for the residue of his life, a resident of New London, Connecticut, 
There were several early immigrants bearing this family name, who are 
said to have located in the eastern part of Connecticut. No authentic 
account of their English origin has been successfully traced,^ although 
there is reason to believe they were of the lineage of the Maunsell familyj 
ori^nating in Sir Philip de Maunsell, who came from Normandy in the 
tram of William the Conqueror. 

Thomas Munsell died at New London in 1712, leaving a widow, 
Lydia, and four children, viz. : Jacob, Elisha, Mercy, and Deliverance. 

Jacob was twice married. His first wife was Sarah Calkins of New 
London, by whom he had one child, a son, named Calkins Munsell. 
He married, second, Phebe Loomis, daughter of Joseph and Lydia 
(Drake) Loomis, of Windsor, Conn. He removed, about 1723, to East 
Windsor. Of the ten children by the second wife, Elisha, born September 
^^5> 1723, was the third. He married, on December 29, 1750, Kezia 
Taylor, and was the father of nine children, whom he catalogued, as 
they were bom, with the names of the prophets and prophetesses, or 
other distinguished women of the ancient Hebrews. Hezekiali was the 
name he selected for his first-bom. He died young, and, the second 
child, bom January 17, 1753, ^^ East Windsor, was also named Hezekiah, 
The third son he named for the prophet Joel ; and, his other children all 
being daughters, received successively the scriptural names Of Miriam, 
Naomi, Bathsheba, Kezia, and Ruth. 

This Hezekiah, the second son, married Irene Bissell, January 24, 
1777, and had ten children. He attained the age of ninety-one ^ear% 
and, at the time of his death, April 14, 1844, was the oldest male inhab- 
itant of East Windsor. In his life and character he developed tiiose 

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54 -^ Memorial Sketch of Joel MunselL [April, 

remarkable traits of strong Christian principles, unswerving patriotism, and 
fidelity to his country and the cause of liberty, which were the neces- 
sary result of the religious teachings in New England homes, and the 
outgrowth of the Revolutionary era. He is described as tall and erect 
in person, rigidly temperate and abstemious in his habits, and, even to 
an advanced age, physically capable of competing with young men in the 
field. He served in the American Army from 1775 ^^ 1780. He was 
on guard duty with a company commanded by Col.* George Pitkin at 
Brookline, and, from the belfry of the meeting-house at that place, wit- 
nessed the burning of Charlestown. In 1776 he saw more active service 
in the battle of Long Island, and on the retreat of the Army to New 
York, Harlem Heights, and White Plains. His memory was very tena- 
cious of the scenes and events of his long life, and we may assume his 
youthful grandson had often sat at his feet, and schooled and cultivated 
his own love for antiquarian lore, in listening to recitals of his grandsire's 
feats of arms in Revolutionary days. 

Joel Munsell, the father of the subject of this notice, was the fourth 
child of Hezekiah and Irene (Bissell) Munsell, and was born at Windsor, 
January 14, 1783. He married Cynthia Paine, on the 5th of May, 1807, 
and removed to Northfield, a settlement in the extreme northern confines 
of Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River. Here he followed the 
occupation of a plough and wagon maker, and was called " a man of 
excellent reputation." His house, a one-story wooden building, was on 
the main street of the village, nearly opposite the "meeting-house," 
which stood in the centre of the street. In this house his first child, 

Joel Munsell, was bom, on the 14th of April, 1808. He received such 
inited education only as was afforded by his parents' slender means, and 
the schools of the village. In a little brochure which he printed and 
privately circulated in 1875, entitled " Reminiscences of Men and Things 
m Northfield as I knew Them, from 181 2 to 1825," he described the old 
meeting-house as it looked to his youthful eyes from " across the way." 
"A prominent object," writes Mr. Munsell, "to the eye of the traveller, 
was the old meeting-house, standing in the highway, and surmounted by 
a gilded rooster. It was traditional among the boys, that, when the 
brazen fowl heard the ejaculation of the barnyard chanticleer, he crowed 

also The pews were square boxes, built high and having 

balusters, topped by a rail To accommodate the occupants while stand- 
ing in prayer, the seats were made to turn up on hinges in sections, to 
enable the worshipers to lean against the wall or upon the railing. When 
the pastor pronounced the Amen, straightway there arose a great uproar, 
produced by letting down the seats, as though they were firing a salute, 
which much resembled, as nearly as the sounds can be reduced to words, 
clittery clatter^ bump I whack ! BANG ! So accustomed was the audience 
to the salute, that the confusion produced seemed to pass unnoticed, ex* 
cept when some urchin gave unusual emphasis to the report." His first pub- 
lic occupation was the position of assistant to the sexton of the old meeting- 
house, in which capacity he prepared the wood and made the fires in the 
stoves in winter. In the Northfield Social Library he acquired his taste for 
reading and for books, and early formed the design of learning the art of 
printing, and of making books. Among the men who had dropped from 
Burgoyne's army on their way to Cambridge and Boston, after his surrender 
at Saratoga, and found their way to Northfield, was one named Finks, who 

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subsequently settled in Greenfield, and had a son, who set up the printing 
business there. This was the neighboring town to Northfield, and hither 
young Munsell went, at an early age, to learn the trade of printer from 
Mr. Pinks, the English soldier's son. His apprenticeship with lym was 
probably of short duration, for it appears that in 1825 he was back in 
Northfield, at his fathei^s house, without a place. It is recorded of him 
that at this time, late one evening, he learned there was a vacancy in the 
printing-office of Jonathan A Saxton, who was then editing and publishing, 
in Greenfield, the " Franklin Post and Christian Freeman." He at once 
determined to apply for it, and, early on the following morning, walked 
do¥m to Greenfield, twelve miles distant, and secured the coveted place 
of "printer's devil." In this office he continued to learn his trade, and, in 
little more than a year's time, had attained such proficiency as enabled 
him to fill the highest position in the office. 

At the age of eighteen years, impelled by an ambition fqr a wider 
field, he left his native State and his father's home, and came to the city 
of Troy, in this State, where he found employment in the office of 
Tut tie & Richards ; whence, after a brief period, he removed to Albany, 
where, in 1827, we find him engaged as clerk with John Denio, a book- 
seller, who had opened a shop at No. 303 North Market street, about oppo- 
site where the Delavan House now stands. It was while acting as clerk for 
Mr. Denio that Mr. Munsell, then only nineteen years of age, made his 
first venture as a publisher. He went out upon North and South Market 
streets one day and procured one hundred and fifty subscribers for a semi- 
monthly paper, which he engaged to issue at thirty-seven and a half cents 
a quarter. He then purchased a small font of type, prepared the copy,, 
set it up in the store at leisure moments, worked off the paper at nighl 
on a Ramage press with balls, and, on New Year's morning, 1828, de- 
livered the edition at the doors of his subscribers in person. It was^ 
called ^^ Albany Minerva, On the morning of the 12th of February,. 
1828, it announced, at the same hour with the daily papers, the death of 
De Witt Clinton, which occurred on the previous day, at his residence,, 
comer of North Pearl and Steuben streets. 

At the end of the first quarter, Mr. Munsell retired from the Minerva ta 
accept a situation as a compositor on a daily newspaper, and did not go into 
business for himself till 1834, when, in connection with Henry D. Stone,. 
he undertook, at 26 Beaver street, to continue the publication of the 
somewhat famous paper called the Microscope^ which had been in ex« 
istence for about ten years. This did not prove a lucrative undertaking 
for him, and in October, 1836, he purchased a job printing-office from. 
Thomas G. Wait, at 58 State street, and there laid the foundations of the, 
business with which his name has been associated for more than forty 
years. At this calling he worked incessantly, with untiring devotion, allow- 
ing himself no recreation, and both day and night for many years have 
found him actively and steadily at his work. The imprints which issued 
from his press are to be counted by the thousand, and may be found in all 
the principal libraries of the country. The names of few American print-- 
ers are better knowa to bibliographers at home or abroad than that of Joel 

The first publication (except the Minerva)^ to which we find Mr. Mun- 
sell's name attached as the author, is entitled " The Outlines of the His- 
tory of Printing," but be disclaimed the authorship of this,, saying, it was a. 

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tompHation only, and issued merely to circulate as a specimen of printiiig. 
In the sanie year (1830), he condensed from the Spanish, and issued a 
book of 32 pages, entitled, ** History of the Conquest of Mexico." Mr. 
Munsell asserted that this was gotten up to fill a temporary lull in the print- 
ing business. His pseudonym at this time was Arthur Prynney under 
which he issued an Almanac for 184 r. 

In the y^ar 1840, beginning on the 19th of September, he was employed 
in printing a daily campaign paper for a local faction of the Whig party. 

In i84t, Mr. Munsell printed his first genealogical workj which was a 
single leaf of two octavo pages, entitled " A History of the Emigration 
and Settlement of our Predecessors ; " — a compilation by William Gould,' 
Sen., of Albany, tracing the family of Gould from the year 1664, descend- 
ants of John Gould, who, with his brothers Thomas and Robert, emigrated 
frpm Dartmouth, England. It was intended for insertion in the Gould 
family bibles.' . .>. 

In 1842, he printed for E. G. Squier a ladies' magazine, which, how- 
ever, was short-lived. In the following year Mr. Squier projected a work 
to be entitled "American Poetry^'* respecting which Mr. Munsell left this 
laconic memorandum : •* Never completed — never sold— never paid for.'' 
•Shortly after, a weekly paper was issued from the press of Mr. Munsell, en- 
titled, *^ The Northern Star and Freeman's Advocate," "devoted to the in- 
terests of the Africo-American race." It had but a brief existence. 

In 1843, M^« Munsell printed his first compilation of importance, en- 
titled, /'The Every-day Book of History and Chronology." He also 
assumed, fpr the first time, the publication of " Webster's Calendar, or the 
Albany Almanac," an annual which had been printed in Albany for sixty 
years. ' The edition the year previous Had diminished to 4,000 copies, and 
the former proprietors were on the point of deciding to abandon it alto- 
gether. Mr. Miinsell, firmly believing he could make it popular, offered to 
continue it for the residue of his life, even though its sale should entirely 
cease, and he need only a single copy for himself, and further, to pay a roy- 
alty for the title on a certain number of copies, so long as the former pub- 
lisher lived. The offer was promptly accepted, and the promise was faith- 
fully kept by Mr. Munsell. He at once applied his untiring energies and 
tact to the work, and the result was that the edition immediately reached 
20,000 copies; Und Webster's Almanac continued to be, for the farming 
cbmmuiiity in the vicinity of Albany, what Thomas' Almanac was for 
New England. Among the latest publications from the Munsell Press; 
in November last, was the number "for the year of our Lord 1880." It 
consists of 36 pag^s. Foi^ty thousand copies of it have been required an- 
nually for Several years to supply the demand. 

In^the ^ar 1844, he printed a little publication with the title, " Pulpit 
Sketches ; or. Dreams of a Pew-Hold^r." A few copies only were circu* 
lated, but the publication brought him into difficulties. He was not the 
author, and his share in the business was unwittingly assumed. He stated 
that he did not read the nmnuscript, but supposed, from a cursory glance, 
that it was complimentary to the Albany clergymen, and, without furthei* 
examination or thought, directed it to be put in type. Not until it was 
published and for sale at the news-stands did Mr. Munsell comprehend its 
import. It contained allusions to the Rev. Dr. Campbell, which the 
friends of that gentleman deeming, libellous, caused a suit to be commenced 
against the publisher. Mr. Munsell persistently and indignantly refused to 

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divulgjB the pame of the author, consdentipusly i^dhering to the principle 
that to do so would be a violation of what he regarded as a professiona^l 
secret. He was adjudged guilty of contempt of court, fined $250, and 
committed to jail till the fine should be paid. At the expiration of a 
week, however, the fine was paid^ and he was released. The - Rev. Mr. 
Campbell, the party most interested, became satisfied that Mr. Munsell 
was innocent of any intentional harm, and tiie two were ever afterwards as 
cordial and as warm friends as they had been before the occurrence. 
, In the year 1845^ he made his first venture in undertaking the printing 
i^fid publication of a local or county history-rSimms' Histpry of Schoharie 
County, N. Y., an octavo of 672 pages. Two thousand copies of this were 
printed, and the work was sold at $1.75 per copy. It has now become %p 
rare that a single copy will bring ejght to ten dollars. ; 

The first strictly genealogical work issued from his press was in 1847, 
when he printed and published " An Account of the Descendants of John 
Pease, who landed at MarthVs Vineyard in the Year ? 633," a i2mo. of 
52 pages. Edition 250 copies. . \ 

At the cotnmencement of the year 1^48, he printed a small history of 
the Adam family, being descendants of Jolin Adam,,of Bowfield, in, Ren- 
frp.'BVshire, Scotland, who emigrated to America in 1 737, . This was an octavo . 
of 16 pages, of which 110 copies only were printed. 

His third venture in this line was in the same year, when he printed ^e 
** Genealogy of the Ancestry and Posterity of Isaac Lawrence," by Fred- 
erick S. Pease, — an octavo of 20 pages. His next publication was the inore 
elaborate "American Genealogy,'! for Jerome B* Halgate, a 4to of 248 
pages, an edition of 250 copies. ' 

In the year 1846, he also undertook the put)lication of an Odd Fellows»* 
monthly journal, entitled The Gavel^ of which C. C Burr and John Tanner 
were the editors. It was adorned with portraits, und lasted during the 
year. • 

. In 1848^ he printed "Select Stories for Children," compiled by himself ; 
^so, for. T..P wight Sprague, "The American Literary Magazine," t^x> 

^ Among his publications for 1849, w/is a- small volume of hymns, for 
Jienry Hayes, of whom he writes : *'.Mr* Hayes was a Methodist pre?cher 
^om England He did not have. money to pay for the printing and bind- 
ing, and after a vain efi*qrt to sell the sacred pieces, he can^e and said he 
^as going back to his owi;i country, and expressed much fegretat his in- 
ability to pay his bill. He seemed to regard the apology as equivalent to 
cash, and, having unburdened his mind, such a serenity settled upon, his 
countenance, I 5d not hint that his tender was below par, and he departed 
in peace." • , . 

The same year William Hunt brought out, tihrpugh Mr. Munsell's house, 
his pretentious work, entitled, ^* American Biographical? Panorama," an 
Byo volume of 480 pages. Of this gentleman, Mr. Munsell relates : "The 
fLuthor had been engaged some time at Washington as a reporter ; but, 
fancying that he was overworked, came to Albany to recreate, and under- 
dertook publishing^ He entertained a theory that the jHiblic called for 
quantity rather than quality, and in bis sketches, of individuals, when he 
lacked facts, he eked opt the desired quantity from a store of scraps o^ 
sentimental prose and verse, which he had gathered. In. this volume^ he 
gave a sketch of each of the signers <]|f the Declaration of Independfsncj?, 

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and, being desirous of having portraits to accompany the sketches, he gave 
a young English engraver, just arrived, a carte blanche to produce all of 
them on wood. Thus commissioned, the artist took a room in Commer- 
cial Building, furnished it with a barrel of ale and a quantity of tobacco 
and pipes, and, under the inspiration imparted by these, produced, for the 
first time on earth, portraits of all the signers ! Mr. Hunt quickly dis- 
posed of his carefully saved earnings as a reporter, and returned to Wash- 
ington, where he soon after died." 

In 1844, Mr. Munsell had commenced the printing and publishing, for 
the Rev. Dr. Sprague, of a weekly religious paper, called " The Specta- 
tor," This was continued for several years. It was an able paper, and 
was well printed, and attained a wide influeiice in religious circles. It was 
in connection with the editing of this journal by Dr. Sprague that he re- 
ceived from Mr. Munsell the hint which proved to be the origin of the 
great work which he subsequently produced and issued, and which has 
made his name famous as an American author. One day Dr. Sprague 
came in with **copy" for the paper, consisting of two well- written bio- 
graphical sketches. Mr. Munsell suggested to him that they would make 
a valuable and interesting pamphlet. The Doctor said he would think of 
, it. Meeting Mr. Munsell in the street soon after, he said to him, ** I have 
considered that matter, and, instead of a pamphlet, I think I will add to it 
and make a duodecimo." A few weeks later, the worthy divine met his 
printer again, and said, " I shouldn't wonder if that book were an octavo." 
Still later, he was of the opinion that it would be two octavos at least, and 
perhaps more. And so it proved : for from those two little sketches, written 
for The Spectator^ grew the " Annals of the American Pulpit ; or. Com* 
memorative Notices of Distinguished American Clerymen of Various De- 
nominations, from the Early Settlement of the Country to the Close of the 
Year 1855, with Historical Introductions/* published in nine octavo vol- 
umes, between the years 1857 and 1859. 

In 1850 Mr. Munsell began the publication of "The Annals of 
Albany," issuing two volumes during the year. This work was really 
begun the year previous, under the title of ** The Albany Annual Register, 
containing a Directory to the Places of Business and Public Institutions 
of Albany, Contributions to the History and Antiquities of the City, and 
other Matters of Interest," constituting a volume of 181 pages, with plates 
and maps. The Annual was printed the second year, but not being well 
patronized, the two were united, with some new matter, and formed the 
first volume of the ** Annals of Albany." This work Mr. Munsell con- 
tinued from year to year, publishing the tenth and last volume in 1859. 
Notwithstanding the great value of this work to historical students, and 
to the people cf Albany and the State, it was never appreciated, and 
proved a pecuniary loss. J3ut, his passion for "antiquarian lore" had 
now increased to such an extent, that, nothing daunted, he assiduously 
continued his researches, and, in 1865, issued the first volume of " Col- 
lections on the History of Albany, from its Discovery to the Present 
Time, with Notices of its Public Institutions, and Biographical Sketches 
of Citizens Deceased." This was a royal octavo, of 529 pages, with 
plates, and was followed by three others of similar size and style, the 
fourth and last being issued in 1871. But the inadequate public patronage 
which he received fell short of supporting the further continuance of the work, 
notwithstanding there still remained in Mr. MunselFs hands ample materials 

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for the purpose. He began this work with great antiquarian enthusiasm, 
believing, as he himself has said, that " addressed to the retrospective 
curiosity — the historic instincts — of his fellow-citizens, it would meet 
with at least an adequate support.*' But he was doomed to disappoint- 
ment. The whole number of his patrons at home and abroad amounted 
to only a little over one hundred. Again, this was to him a heavy financial 
loss. He pathetically, but' modestly, says : •* Had the enterprise of the 
publisher and editor received a more liberal support, it would have de- 
lighted him to secure to the work a higher grade of literary labor, to 
embellish it with more expensive illustrations, and to issue it to his 
patrons a specimen of sumptuous typography. But it was not to be. As 
strict economy required, the literary labor devolved almost wholly upon 
himself. But he will not dwell upon the hours stolen from that repose 
rendered necessary by the toilsome avocation of the day, and devoted to 
tuniing over the dusty files of old newspapers, or to the deciphering 
of the crabbed writings of a past generation. He will not speak of days 
of rest passed among the tombs, and employed in copying the brief 
mementoes of those sleeping their last sleep beneath. Nor will he com- 
plain of these tasks, for they have, indeed, been labors of love. Per- 
haps, in after years, when his own form has long been mouldering in the 
dust, some kindred spirits will pleasantly recall his memory, and thapk 
him for these memorials of the past he has helped to rescue from 
oblivion. In dreams like these the antiquary finds his cherished, though 
unsubstantial recompense.'* 

We need not wonder at his disappointment, which he unquestionably 
felt far more deeuly than his- words imply. For thirty years he had 
labored in this wotk — labor which, so far as pecuniary recompense is 
concerned, was utterly thrown away, for the amount received scarcely 
paid for the printing. He did his work faithfully and well. • He made no 
pretence of writing history, but has simply made available a vast amount 
of matter, ready-to-hand, for some one who shall come after. As another 
has said : 

" All the world honors the historian who takes great countries in hand, 
and tells the story of their growth truly and philosophically. But let us 
bespeak honor for historians of humbler sort — for the compilers of facts 
worth preserving out of moth-eaten manuscripts, charred relics of town- 
house fires, old church session records, parish registers, and family bibles — 
for those who rescue from wreck and ruin the elements of history.*' 

In the intervening years from 1850 to 187 1 the house of Mr. Munsell 
had not been idle in the printing and publishing of numerous other 
works and periodicals. In this brief article they cannot be more particu- 
larly noted. Genealogical works, town and family histories, reprints of 
old and scarce books, catalogues, and other works requiring special care, 
have been turned out by the thousand, to go broad-cast all over the 
Union. To Mr. Munsell's individual interposition and aid is due, in large 
measure, the credit of rescuing, from premature extinction, "The New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register." With the close of the 
fifteenth volume of that publication, in October, 1861, after it had lived 
through a decade and a half of years, it was found its circulation had 
ceased to yield it an adequate support. The number of its subscribers 
had diminished to not over five hundred. Many never paid their sub- 

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scriprions. The mere cost of printing and of publishing alone was about 
one thousand dollars for one thousand copies ; apd it had been resolved 
to discontinue its further issue. In this dilemma, Mr. Munsell volunteered 
to print and publish it, at his own risk, for twp years, provided the Society 
would turn over to him the subscription list, and would furnish, without 
expense, a competent editor for the work, promising to return it at the 
expiration of that time, with increased and amply supporting subscriptions. 
.This promise, as in the case of Webster's almanac, eighteen years before, 
,Mr. Munsell faithfully succeeded in fulfilling, and ultimately, ^ter havmg 
re-established it by his own assiduity and zeal, on a safe, self-supporting 
foundation, returned it to the Society, with the subscription list largely 
increased. At the dose of the second year of its publication by Mr. 
Munsell, the Society, through Mr. Deane, their editor, thus expressed its 
.acknowledgments: **To Mr. Munsell we are certainly under, great 
obligations. He stepped forward at a time of unusual discouragement, 
and has carried t)ie Register through a critical period of its existence." 

In the year 1876, Mr. Munsell issued a fifth edition of a work compiled 
by him, entitled ** The Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and 
Papermaking." This work was so meritorious as to receive a lengthy and 
appreciative notice ih The PrirUing Times and Lithographer (London) 
for August, 1879. The writer says; **Mr. Munsell is the proprietor of 
one of the oldest printing-offices in the States, and one that is honorably 
distinguished for the excellence of its productions, and the extent of its 
operations. He is also an antiquary, who has contributed considerably to 
the elucidation of the early history of the locality in which he dwells. He 
has further done good service to the literature of transatlantic typography, 
especially in connection with the new edition of Isaiah Thomas's * His- 
tory.' Mr. Munsell, accordingly, seems to be one of those useful, enter- 
prising, industrious citizens, not few on the other side of the Atlantic, who 
determinedly make leisure from their ordinary avocations to achieve what 
entitles them to be regarded as benefactors to the community, their pro- 
fession, and the reading world generally. He says in the * Finale * — a sort 
of colophon of a decided American tone — * The collector of these dis- 
junctive conjunctives proposes, with this fifth edition, in the fifty-second 
year of his t}'pographical career, to let the paj^er manufacture go as it 
may, without any surveillance of his, with best wishes fpr its prosperity to 
the end of time.' We trust, however, that this ' envoi* may not really be a 
final one, and that, at least in some other and cognate line of investigation 
or research, we may, for many years to come, encounter Mr. Munsell's 
quaint and eminently useful pen." , 

It m^ay not be out of place to notice here, that for a number of years 
prior to his death, Mr. Munsell had been collecting materis^l for a chronol- 
ogy of journalism. Froni England and the United States he had brought 
together over 10,000 specimen newspapers, no two, hardly, being of the 
same journal. Most of them have peculiar value, many being first copies, 
and others copies containing a history of the journals they represent. 
These he had bound, making in all 100 volumes, and deposited in the Statp 
Library, From these papers,, and from other sources, he collected and 
left data, still in manuscript. We can only hope his sudden and une:^- 
pected death may not prevent its publication. It cannot fail to prove a 
work of exceeding interest and value, filling, as it will, a place among 
books of reference, now vacant, or nearly so, since Mr.. Hudson's " Hi?h 

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tory of Journalism," interesting and instructive as it is, deals only in a gen- 
eral way with this great and important subject, and even that work is 
indebted for much of its interest and value to Mr. Munsell and his collec- 
tion, as the ill-fated author gratefully acknowledged. 

At the inception of the New York Genealogical and Biographical So- 
ciety, he was elected one of its corresponding members, and subsequently 
became a life member. To hjs connections with other various historical 
and public bodies and societies we have not alluded. He was an efficient 
^d active worker, and evex freely rendered his co-operation in promoting 
the objects of such institutions. He was one of the original founders and 
members of the Albany Institute, and during many of its first dark finan- 
cial days,, carried it by contributions from his own purse. Every volume 
of its proceedings, except the first one, was issued from his establishment. 
He early succeeded Dr. T. Romeyn Beck as its treasurer, and for forty 
years was annually re-elected to the position, the last election occurring 
only a few days before his death. 

For forty-three years he was a member of the First Lutheran Church of 
Albany, and was an habitual attendant upon its services, and for over 
twenty years pa^t had been the honored President of its Board of Trus- 

On the 1 7th June, 1834, Mr. Munsell married Jane C. Bigelow, who 
died at Albany on the 20th anniversary of her marriage, June 17, 1834, in 
her 42d year. By her he had four children : 

L William Augustus, b. May, 1835, residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

ii, Anna, b. Aug., 1839, ^' J^^^^ io> 1840. 

ii^. Julia Anne, b. Feb. 13, 1850; m. William Turner, Jr., Aug. 28, 

187 1, and has 3 children. » 

iv. Charles, b, Dec, 29, 1852. 

He married, second, Sept. 11, 1856, Mary Ann Reid, by whom he had 
the following children : 

V. Francis, b. June 19, 1857. 
vL Jessie, b. Jan'y 2, 1859. 
vii. Sarah, b. Feb. 10, 186 1. 
viii. Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1862. 
ix. Laura, b. Mar. 15, 1866. 
X. Emma, b. June 14, 1868. 

Mr. Munsell had resided for many years at No. 59 Lodge street, Al- 
bany, a short distance from his office, a place which he had selected for 
the purpose of being near his work. Here, after a brief illness, he died, at 
nine o'clock, on the evening of the 15th of January, 1H80, in the 72d year 
of his age. Appropriate funeral services were held in the Lutheran Church, 
on the afternoon of the i8th Januar}', attended by a vast throng of citizens 
and friends, to whom his name and presence had been so familiar in life. 
A simple and brief eulogy was pronounced by Dr. Magee, the pastor of 
the church, and all that remained of our genial and beloved antiquarian 
friend was borne to its burial in the public cemetery, near the city of his 

In the apt language of another, we may close this imperfect sketch : 

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" Such has been the work of Mr. MunselL No living man will ever go 
over the ground he has ; few, indeed, can do it, the old Dutch records be- 
ing almost, if not quite, a sealed book to the present, as they will be to 
future generations. Mr. Munsell has passed away, but his work, more 
lasting than 'monument of brass or marble, will remain after him as long 
as the city itself shall stand, and children yet unborn will wonder at the in- 
difference and neglect with which such efforts as his were treated.** 

[The facts regarding the publications issued by Mr. Munsell noticed in 
this sketch in a few instances have been derived from an article published 
in the Albany Mirror ^ in November, 1879, which are understood to have 
been furnished, or their correctness approved, by Mr. Munsell himself. 
Other sources Of information are Dr. Stiles' History of Ancient Windsor, 
and Temple & Sheldon's History of Northneld, Mass.] 


By Tkunis G. Berg£N. 


1. JoosT DuRiE DuRYE or DuRYEA, emigrated about 1675 from Man- 
heim, in the Palatine of the Rhyn, was a respectable French Huguenot, 
and was accompanied with his wife MagdaUna Le Febre, He settled at 
first in New Utrecht, where he bought a farm, which he sold Oct. 5, 1681, 
for 3200 gl. and a new waggon, to Gerrit Cornelisen (Van Duyn), as per 
page 148 of Liber A A of Flatbush town records. Left New Utrecht and 
settled on the disputed lands between Newtown and Bushwick, as per 
Riker's Newtown, where he died about 1727. His name appears on the 
assessment rolls of Bushwick of 1683 ^^^ 93) ^^^ census of 1698 ; and he 
took the oath of allegiance in said town in 1687. Had issue : — 


JaqueSy bp. July 13, 1679, ^-t Flatbush. 
Antonette, bp. Dec. 11, 1 681, at Brooklyn. 
Magdalena^ bp. Oct. 19, 1687, in N. Y. 

Simon^ bp. Nov. 26, 1693. 

Second Generation, 

%' Kfti 

2. JoosT (Joosten), m. Ap* 17, 1681, Lena or Helena ... . ; d. 1727. 
Was a farmer and resided in Bushwick. Issue : — 

13. L Magdalientje^ bp. May 29, 1705. 























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14. ii. Joost. 

15. iii. JIendrick,h^. Nov. 23, 17 18. 

16. iv. Folkert. 

3. Peter (Joosten), m. Agnietje Nicqut (Luquier), and suppose he set- 
tled in Esopus (Kingston). Issue : — 

16^. Christiaan^ bp. Ap' 17, 1682, of whom no further trace, 

4. Jacob (Joosten), bp. Nov. 21, 1686 ; ni. Catrina Polhetnius ; d. 1758. 
Resided at first in Bushwick, and afterwards in Brooklyn. His Bushwick 
farm of 100 acres was sold Ap* 15, 1758, by his executors and heirs to Jan 
De Bevoise. Will dated Feb. 20, 1756. Issue : — 

17. I. Joost. 

18. ii. DanieL 

19. iii. Johannis. 

20. iv. Jacob, 

21. V. Abraham. 

22. vi. Cornelius, 

23. vii. Hendrick, 

24. viii. Magdelena, 

5. Abraham (Joosten), h. 1685, "^- Elizabeth Polhemiusy dau. of Theo- 
dorusof Jamaica; d. about 1763. Was a farmer in Bushwick. Will da. 
Jan. 29, 1753, and pro. Feb. 28, 1764. Issue: 

25. i. Joost, b. Oct. 8, 1 715. 

26. ii. Nelche. 

27. iii. DanieL 

28. iv. Mothenecha or Magdalena, 

29. v. Abraham,, b. Apl. 10, 1720. ' 

30. vi. Catryntfe, b. Oct. 6, 1 720. 

31. vii. Johannes, 

32. viii. Elizabeth, bp. July 12, 1724. 
Z^. ix. Anche, 

6. Charles (Joosten), fanner, m. i", Cornelia, dau. of Johannes 
Schenck ; m. 2^, Mary or Maria Roberson ; d. about 1753. Resided in 
Bushwick. In his will, proved Sept i, 1 753, he devises his homestead farm 
to his son Jacob. Issue : — 

Charles or Caret, 

7. Jaques (Joosten), bp. July 13, 1679. No further trace. 

8. Antonette (Joosten), bp. Dec. 11, 1681, in Brooklyn; m. Luquier. 

9. Magdalena (Joosten), bp. Oct. iq, 1687 ; m. Jan Okie or Jan Auke 
Van Nuyse, and had children : — Isaac, Jacobus and James Van Nuyse.* 

10. Cornelis (Joosten), a farmer in Bushwick in 1729. No further 

11. Simon (Joosten), bp. Nov. 26, 1693; m. May 20, 1715, Annetje 
Sprung^ dau. of Gabriel. Was a farmer in Bushwick. Issue : — 

43. Simon. 



















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12. Philip (Joosten), m. Dec. 14, 1714, Belje Goyertsor Oovert^. No 
further tiace. 

Third Generation, 

Descendants of Joost Duryea (2) and Lena, 

13. MAGDAtENA, bp. May 29, 1705; m. Dec. 31, 1743, Gerret Van 
Sant of Newtown. 

14. JoosT. Suppose m. Antje Terhiuie, probably a dau. of Jan AI- 
berste, and settled at Six Mile Run, N. J.- Issue: — 

44. Suppose Jbost, 

15. Hendrick (s. of Joost and Lena), bp. Nov. 23, niS, No further trace. 

16. Folkert (s. of Joost and Lena), m. Gerretj^ or Geertruy^ dau. 
of Nicholas Vechte of Gowanus , d. 1752. Will proved Nov. 17, 1752. 
Resided in the city of N. Y., and he and his wife joined the Dutch R. Ch. 
of N. Y., Nov. 20, 1746, on certificate from Brooklyn^ Issue : — 

45. Rebecca^ bp. Oct. 2, 1751, in N. Y. No further trace. 

Descendants of Jacob Duryea (4) and Catrina- 

c^ r 't>''> 17. Joost, b. 1709 ; ra. i»* prior to 1750, Wtllemtje^ dau. of Albert Ter- 

IS u;i>w^i|^ j^j^j^^g . suppose he m. a second, third and fourth wife, the last named 

Charity, * . . , Was a* farmer and millwright, residing in Jamaica South. 

Will proved in 1775. Sept. 11, 1775, Ws estate was advertized for sale by 

Jacob Duryea and Albert Terhune, his executors. Issue : — 

46. L Ruluf bp. Feb. ii, 1733. Suppose, m. 1758, Jannetje 


47. ii. John, bp. 1739- 

48. iii. Jacob, bp. Aug. 26, .1750. No further trace, 

49. iv. Maria, bp. Mar. 22, 1752. 

50. V. Anna, No further trace. 

51. vi. Aaron, bp. May 19, 1754. ' 

18. Daniel, was a farmer in Jamaica, and d. about 1759. Issue : — 

52. Daniel, No further trace. 

19. Johannes (suppose), m. Oct. 29, 1763, Sara, dau. of Hermanns 
Barkeloo, of New Utrecht. Residence in N. Y., and Aug. 25, 1766, he 
and his wife joined the R. D. Ch. of that place. Issue : — 

53. i. Autje, bp. Sept. 2, 1764, in N. Y. No further trace. 

54. ii. Abraham, No further notice. 

55. iii. John, No further trace. 

20. Jacob, m. Mar. 21, 1747, Sara Nortstrant, . Was a bolster, 
and resided at one period in the city of N. Y., where, May 23, 1748, he 
and his wife joined the R. Dutch Ch. on confession of faith. Will da. 

' July 2, 1 793, and pro. Aug. 19, 1793. Issue : — 

56. i. Catharine, bp. Ap. 7, 1748, in N. Y. No further trace. 

57. ii. Jane, No further trace. 

58. iii. Mary or Maria, bp. June, 26, 175 1. 
Sarah, bp. Nov. 11, 1753. 

Jacob, . 

Peter, No further trace. 










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21. AsRAtiAM, bp. Feb. 16. 1724; m. Nov. 3, 1763, Elizabeth Lowe, 
who d. May, 1804, aged 92. Was a merchant in the city of N. Y., en- 
gaged in the sale of drugs, fish, &c., his store being located opposite the 
¥\y market in 1768. Joined the R. Dutch Ch. of N. Y. Will da. Sep. 12, 
1796, and pro. ApJ 24, 1797. Left no issue. 
' 22. Cornelius, a farmer in Bushwick ; m. .' . . . Issue : — 

64. i. Magdalena. 

65. ii: Wilhelmus. No further trace. ' 

66. iii. Christianyh. 1741. 

67. iv. Cornelius, No further trace. 

23. HENDRicif. In the N, Y: Mercury of Aug. 8, 1757, is a notice of 
Abraham Duryea and others, petitioners and creditors of Henry Diuyea, 
late of Santa Croix, merchant This may refer to this Hendrick. No fur- 
ther trace* 

24. Magdalena, m. Cornelius Wyckoff, of N. J., who d. Ap*, 1 758. 

Descendants of Abraham Duryea (5) and Elizabeth. 

25. JoosT, b. Oct. 8, 1715; m. Dec. 23, 17.52, Catharine Schenck, dau 
of Peter, of Newtown ; b. Aug 29, 1720, and d. Mar. 22, 1796 ; he d. July 24. 
17X3' ^as a farmer in^Bushwick. Will da. July ^, 1793, and pro. Aug. 19, 
1793. Issue: — 

68. i. Abretfianiy b. May 8, 1743. 

69. ii. Peter. 

70. iii. Elizabeth, 

71. iv. Johannes, 

72. V. Femmetje, 

73. vL Catharine, 

74. vii. George, 

26. Nelche or Nelly, m,/ohn Terhune, Issue :— 

Neeltje, bp. May 30, 1748, in the Marlboro R. Dutch Ch. in Mon- 
mouth C% N. J. 

27. Daniel, m. Dec. 3, or 23, 1743, Geertje Kock^ by another account 
Gertrude De Bevoise. Was a farmer at Bushwick. Issue : — 

75. i. Gabriely bp. June 3, 1750 ; m. Sarah. No further trace. 

76. ii. Elizabeth. No further trace. 

28. Motpenehee or Magdalena, m. Jacob Boerum, of Flatbush, and 
had a s., Karel or Charles Boerum, bp. Mar. 19, 1732. 

29. Abraham, bp. Ap* 10, 1720; p. Mar. i, 1744, Maria Roosvelty by 
another account Ann Schenck, He was a merchant in the city of N. Y. 
An Ab" Duryea was a Deacon in the R. D. Ch. of Flatlands in 1743. Is^ 
sue : — 

77. Heyltje, bp. Dec. 9, 1747. No further trace. 

30: Catryntjb, b. Oct 6, 1720 ; ra. May 16, 1746, Joost Monfoort ; d. 
Sept 29, 1799. 

31. Johannes, m. Neeltje Kouwenhoven, dau. of William of Flatlands. 
Resided in the city of N. Y. in 1746, where he and his wife joined the R. 
D. Ch. Issue :— 

78. i. Catharine J bp. Sep. 24, 1 746 ; d. young. 
7^ ii. Catharinay bp. Aug* 3y 1 74^, in N. Y. 

80. iii. Antje^hi^, ]zxi. 20, 175 1. 

81. iv. Jacoby bp. May ?7, 1752. 

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82. V. Willemy bp. Dec. 29, 1754. 

83. vi. Magdaiena, bp. Mar. 9, 1757 in N. Y. 

84. viL Johannes^ bp. Sep. 22, 1765 in N. Y, No further trace of 
the children of Johannes and Neeltje. 

32. Elizabeth, bp.- July 12, 1724. No further trace. 
^^, Anche or Ann, m. 17 $3^ /an Cleef. 

Descendants of Charles Duryea (6) and Cornelia and Mary or 


34. i. JoosT of Jamaica. No further trace. 

35. ii. Helena, ra. Van Zant. No further trace. 

3i iii. Johannes, m. Ap^ 3, 1748, Antje Voorhies of Gravesend. Re- 
sided in the city of N. Y., and in 1750 joined the R. D. Ch. of that place. 
Issue : 

85. i. (Suppose). Catharine^ m. Mar. 27, 1769, John Brower^ of 

N. Y. 

Zd, ii. Cornelia^ bp. Jan. 21, 1750. 

87. iii. Neeltje y bp. Nov. 10, 1751, in N. Y. 

88. iv. Antje, bp. Aug. 24, 1755, i" N. Y. 

89. V. Elizabeth, bp. Aug. 17, 1757, in N. Y. ; d. young. 

90. vi. Maria, bp. Jan. 7, 1759, i" ^- Y. 

91. vii. Magdalena, bp. Sep. 17. 1760, in N. Yf 

92. viii. Elizabeth, bp. Ap* 21, 1765, in N. Y. 

No further trace of the children of Johannes and Antje. 

37. Cornelia, m. June 11, 1757, Frans Titusse, and had a dau. Christino 
Titus, who m., in 1770, Ab^ Polhemus, 

38. Charles or Carel, m. Dec. 16, 1748, Antje Fryn. Resided at 
Oysterbay. Issue : — 

93. i. Cornelius, bp. Sep. 29, 1751. 

94. ii. Mense, bp. Sep. 29, 1751. 

95. iii. Charles, 

96. iv. George (suppose), b. Oct. 21, 1760 ; d. Sep. 14, 1840. 

No further trace of the children of Charles and Antje. 

39. Elizabeth -(suppose), m. Joost Van Brunt of Jamaica ; d. June 3, 
1780, aged 30, and had children :— Rutgert Van Brunt, b. Dec. 5, 1765 ; 
Harmpie Van Bnint, b. Feb. 22, 1768 ; Tunis Van Brunt, b. July 8, 1770 ; 
Joost Van Bnint, b. Aug. 27, 1772 ; Elizabeth Van Brunt, b. Nov. 13, 
1775 ; and Catharine Van Brunt, b. Mar. 9, 1777. 

40. Tunis, m. May 18, 1753, by another account June i, 1754, Anna 
Rapalje, Resided in Bushwick. Issue :-*- 

97. i. Charles or Carel, bp. Feb. 4, 1756, in N. Y. 

98. ii. (Suppose) Peter. 

41. Derick, m. June i, 1754, Elizabeth Titus, Resided in the city of 
N. Y. Issue : — 

99. i. Carel, bp. July 2, 1755, in N. Y. No further trace. 
100. ii. Jacob, of Bushwick. No further trace. 

Id. iii. Frans, bp. Sep. 9, 1759, ^^ N. Y. No further trace. 

42. Abraham, m. Sarah Van Wyck\ d. 1764. Resided at Roundout, 
Dutchess C% N. Y. Will da. Ap* 11, 1764, and pro. June 29, 1764. Is- 
sue : — 

102. Abraham. 

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Descendants of Simon Duryea (7) and Annetje. 

43. Simon, m. Dec 17, i^sS, Jane Vandervoort, Resided at first in 
Bushwick, and afterwards in N. J. Issue : — 

103. Atitje^ bp. June 20, 1762, at Marlboro, Monmouth C% N. J. 
No further trace. 

Fourth Generation, • 

Descendants of Joost Duryea (14) and Antje Terhune. 

44, JoosT, ra. Maria Resided at Six Mile Run, N. J. Issue : — 

104. Helena^ bp. Ap* 25, 1751. 

Descendants of Joost Duryea (17) and Willemtje Terhune and 


46. RuLUF, bp. Feb. 11, 1738 ; (suppose) m. iT$^^ /annetje Anurman, 
Resided at Oysterbay. Will da. 1763, and pro. 1766. No issue. 

47. John, b. 1739 > ™-> '**» Nov. 5, 1763, Sarah J^arkeloOj dau. of Har- 
men, of N. Utrecht ; ni., 2% Oct. 4, iTTiy Jannetje or Jane, dau. of Cor- 
nelius Rapalje of Hurlgate ; d. Feb. 4, 18 14. Was a merchant in the city 
of N. Y. Issue : — (by i"* wife.) 

105. i. Ann, who m. Creed. 

106. ii. George, of Queens C** ; m. Nelly, dau. of Judge Schenck, 
of Cow Neck, and had a dau. Nelly, bp. Apr. 6, 1806. 

107. iii, Harman. 

108. iv. John (by 2** wife), of Jamaica; bp, Jan. 4, 1775, in N. 
Y., and m. Phebe Johnson, 

100. V. Cornelius R,, b. July 12, 1779; m. Oct 2, 1805, Ann or 
Nancy, dau. of Harmanus Barkeloo, of N. Utrecht ; d. Sep. 25, 
1842, and had children : — Jane Eliza, Sarah Ann, John C, 
GenL Harmanus B., Alletta, Catherine, and Maria Louisa. 

49. Maria, bp. Mar. 20, 1752, m Kissam. No further trace. 

51. Aaron, b. May 19, 1754; m.Mary, dau. of Jacob Mott. Issue: — 
no. Abraham, b. Nov. 19, 1794 ; d. Jan. 12, 1829, at Hempstead. 
III. Aaron, b. Mar. 23, 1799; d. Aug 31, 1837, at Hempstead. 

Descendants of Jacob Duryka (20) and Sara Noortstrant. 

58. Mary or Maria, bp. June 26, 1751, in N. Y. ; m. Christopher 

59. Sarah, of N. Y. ; bp. Nov. 11, 1753. Will pro. Mar. 26, 1787'; d. 

60. Magdalena, of N. Y. ; d. single. Will da. July 2, 1 784. 

61. Charles (suppose), m. Sarah, dau. of Ab" Remsen. Resided in 
Boshwick. Will da. Mar. 14, 1795, pro. Mar. 18, 1796. Issue': — 

H2. i. Rebecca, 

113. ii. Jacob, 

114. iii. Matilda, 

115. iv. Cornelia, 

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62. Jacob, b. May j, 1730; in. Dec. 24, 1752, Cornelia' Schenck, dau. 
of Peter, of Newton, b. Nov. 15, 1734, d. Mar. 3, 1793; he d. Sep. 19, 
1796. Resided in Bushwick. Will da. Aug. 11, 1796, and pro. Sep. 27, 
1 796. Issue : — 

116. i. Charles, b. Oct 28, 1753. 

117. ii. Elizabeth, b. Sep. 24, 1755. 

118. iii. Feter, b. Jan. 24, 1758 ; d. May 11, 1758. 

119. iv. Peter; oj Flatlands, b. Oct 7, 1759; m. Dec. 8, 1789, 
Sara A merman, who d. Aug. 14, 1846, and had children : — Wil- 
lemtje, who m. George Lott, and Cornelia, who ra. Jeremiah 

120. V. Abraham, b. Jan. 14, 1762. 

121. vi. Harmpie, b. May 13, 1764. 

122. viij. Catharine,\i, May 10, 1766; m. June 20, 1789, Winant 
Bennett of Bay Ridge; d. Sep. 29, 1799, and had children : — 
JohnW., Cornelia, Jacob, Harman, and Wilhelmina. 

123. Jacob,h. Mar. 6, 1768; d. Sep. 10, 1769, 

124. Cornelia, b. Dec. 13, 1770; m. June 3, i787,W". Leverich. 

V • 125. Jacob, b. Oct. 9, 1772 ; m. Jan. 25, 1798. Fanny Sutphen, and 

had children : — John, Jacob, and Cornelia. 

126. Magdalen, b. Nov. 25, 1775; m. Dec. 15, 1796, George 
Brower, and had children : — John, Cornelia L., and Catharine 
Ann Browet. 

127. John^h. May 31, ^778 ; d. Nov. 12, 1781. 

Descendants of Cornelius Durvea (22) of Bushwick. 

64. Magdalen, m, Jacob Van Cott, and Oct. 22, 1834, she administered 
on his estate. 

66, Christian, of New Lotts, b. 1741 ; m. Anna or Hannah Stryker, 
who d. Nov. 1841 ; d. July 28, 1830, and had a s., Cornelius^ b. May 11, 
1793, d. Aug. 5, 1839. 

Descendants of Joost Duryi&a (25) and Catharine Schenck. 

6%, Abraham, of the Narrows, New Utrecht, b. May or Aug. 8, r743 ; 
m., 1*, Ap* II, 1767, Nelte, dau; of Philip Nagel, of Flatbush; b. Feb. 27, 
1749, d. Aug. 7, 1781 ; m., 2**, Sarah Van Pelt, b. Dec. 22, 1750 ; d. Aug. 
6, 1813 ; he d. Mar. 24, 1814. Issue : 

128. Joost or George, of New Utrecht, b. Aug. i, 1769 ; m. Sep. 24, 
1801, Catharine, dau. of Bateman Loyd, of Flatbush; d. Mar. 
18, 1824, ^nd had a dau. Ellen. 

129. Maria,\>, Feb. 10, 1772 ; m. Stephen Ostrander, of Brooklyn; 
d. 185 1. Issue r Sophia, Abraham, Ellen Catharine, and Philip 

130. Philip, b. Oct 7, 1774; m. Nov. 12, 1817, Rachel Day, who 
d. Jan. 7, 1864; he d. in 175P. Was a clergyman of the R. 
D. Ch., stationed at Englewood, N. J., and had children:- — 
Ellen L. and Abraham W. 

131. Catrina or Caty, b. Mar. 4, 1778; d. Oct 8, 1807, single. 

132. Peter (by 2** wife), farmer, of New Utrecht, b. Oct 27, 1784; 
m., I* Dec 28, 1808, Maria, dau. of Peter Wyckoff, of Gow- 

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anus; m., 2**, June 12, 1833, MaryFurman. Had children : — 
Sarah Ann, who m. Stephen H. Williamson, Peter, Abraham, 
Ellen, John, all by i** wife, and George. 

^^ZZ' Nelly or Nelte, b. Mar. 7, 1787 ; d. about 182 1, single. 

134* Gertrude or Gertie^ b. Aug. 2, 1789 ; d. single. 

69. Peter, of Bushwick, m., i*^ . . . . De Bevoise ; m., 2*, Deborah 
JBlake, widow of John Hulst Will da. Sep. 21, 1821. Issue : — 

134. i. Elizabeth. 

135. ii. Catharine^ m Quick. 

136. iii. Sarah^ m. Anthony Hulst, of Bushwick. 

137. iv. Anna^ ro Hoffman. 

138. V. Magdalena or Helena^ m Messerole. 

139. vi. Jane^ m Coljer. 

140. vii, Phebe^ m. W". Conselyea. 

141. viiL Maria^ m. May 29, 181 1, Moses De Bevoise. 

142. ix. Ann. 

70. Elizabeth, m. June, 1765, Harmanus Barkeloo, of New Utrecht, 
who had children: — Sarah, Catharine, Harmanus H., George, John or 
Johannes, William, Elizabeth, and Ann or Nancy. ' 

71. Johannes, b. 1760; ro., i*, . . . . ; m., 2*", wid. Lee; d. 1836. 
Was a clergyman of the R. D. Ch., and officiated in Somerset C*, N. J. 
Issue: — 

143- i* John. 

144. ii. George. 

145. iii, Henry. 

146. iv. Catharine. 

147. V. Elizabeth. 

148. vL fane. 

72. Femmetje, m. iTjS,/ohn Van Pelt^ of N. Utrecht, and had chil- 
dren : — Rev. Peter I., George, Aart, William, and Phebe or Femmetje. 

73. Catharine, m. Professor Peter Wilsony of Columbia College, N. Y., 
and had children : — Elizabeth, Margaret, Phebe, Christina Cowenhoven, 
Catharine, Peter, and George. 

74. George, of Bushwick, bp. Aug. 20, 1767; m. Polly or Mary^ 
Sutphen, wid. Maria^ of Sharp. Issue : — 

149. L George, b. Feb. 4, 1797. 

150. iL J(uob Sharp, b. Ap* 19, 1798. • 

151. iiL Ann Sebring or Sabina, m. John Brower. 

152. iv. Peter Wilson, b. Ap* 21, 1800. 

153. V. Abraham, b. July 12, 1801. 

154. VL Catharine, b. Oct 12, 1802; all bp. in Brooklyn. 

Descendants op Tunis Duryea (40) and Anna Rapalje. 

97. Charles or CAREL,bp. Feb. 4, 1756. Will da; in 1795, ^^ ^« 
being dead at that date. Issue : — 

155. L Rebecca. 

156. iL Jacob. 

157. iii Matilda. 

158. iv. Cornelia. 

98. (Suppose). Peter. No further tracet 

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Descendants of Abraham Duryea (42) and Sarah Van Wyck. 

102. Abraham, in. Antje Schenck. Will da. Sep. 2, 1 786, pro. June 9, 
1789. Issue: — 

159. L Abraham. 

160. ii. Antfe, m. Cornelius Van Wyck. 

The foregoing is an imperfect sketch of a portion of the Duryea family, 
now very numerous, and principally located on Long Island, in the city of 
New York, and New Jersey. It is made up from notes gathered together 
by the author in his general researches for genealogical information of the 
early settlers of Kings county, with the hope that it will have the eflfect to 
spur up and induce some member of the Duryea family to gather materials 
and fill up and give a full and more perfect genealogy oif his race. 

There was a ** Jan Dorie or Durie" and a "Pieter de Ry or de Rea", 
as generally written on the church records of Hackinsack, who had chil- 
dren baptised in 1720 and 1723 in said town, whose descendants now 
write their names Duryea or Durje, and are numerous in that locality. This 
Jan and Pieter were probably grandsons of Joost, the emigrant, but of this 
no positive evidence. 


Bt John J. Latting. 


. Henry Feake, (supposed) brother of Robert, first appears as an early 
settler at Saugus (Lynn), Massachusetts, in 1632, on the 14th May, of 
which year he is admitted as a freeman of that place. 

In the month of April, 1637, he is one of ten men, all of Saugus (being 
the second named on the list) to whom leave was granted by the Court of 
Assistants, sitting at Plymouth, to form a new settlement below Plymouth, 
on Cape Cod.Bay, and to take up sufficient land there for the accommoda- 
tion of sixty families. The settlement was speedily effected and the place 
named Sandwich. Mr. Feake was probably married at this time, but 
the name of his wife has not been ascertained. He had a daughter Eliza- 
beth, who, on the 24th of March, 1650, was married to Capt. John Dilling- 
ham, the 2d son of his friend Edward Dillingham, who was one of his co- 
associates from Saugus in the settlement of Sandwich. 

He continued his residence in Sandwich till about the year 1652, when 
he joined a colony from New England, and, removing to Long Island, 
formed the new settlement near Flushing, to which the name of Middleburg 
was given — ^subsequently and now known as Newtown. Accompanying 
him was also Lieutenant William Palmer, of Yarmouth, who had married 
his niece, Judith Feake, the sister of Tobias Feake. 

I have (idled to discover the time and place of his wife's death. This 

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event must have occurred prior to 1654, for in that year he married, for 
his second wife, the Widow Johanna Wheeler. He is described as having 
at this time three children, while the Widow Wheeler had two by her first 
husband. The names of* these children have not been discovered. It is 
not unlikely the families bearing this name, and now or recently residing 
in North Castle, Westchester County, may be descendants of these children 
of Henry Feake, or of some of them. There was no issue of this second 

Henry Feake, died at Middleburg (Newtown), in the latter part of the 
yev 1657, having first made and published his last will and testament, 
dated 24th September, 1657, in the presence of John Moore and John 
Barker as witnesses. [See Dutch MSS. in office of Secretary of State, 
Albany, N. Y., Vol. VIII., p. 801.I 

Tobias Feake was the son of James Feake, goldsmith, of London, 
bom there about 1622. He was the nephew of Robert and of Henry 
Feake, and came to New England about 1638-9. He had a sister, Judith 
(probably) older than he, who subsequently married William Palmer, of 
Yarmouth (his second wife). 

The earliest notice of Tobias Feake occurs on the loth Dec, 1689, when 
he was in his seventeenth year, and (probably) residing with his married 
sister, Mrs. Palmer, at Yarmouth. They appear to have still held from the 
Company of Goldsmiths a leasehold, or some other interest, in the house 
and shop which was their father's, on Lombard street, in London ; and at 
the above date, they, together with their uncle, ** Lieut, Robert Feake of 
Watertown in New England, Gentleman," and Judith's husband, *• Ser- 
geant William Palmer of Yarmouth in New England," execute a Power 
of Attorney to their maternal uncle, Tobias Dixon, of London, to dispose 
of the above mentioned house and shop. 

It was about this date that Capt. Daniel ^Kirk) Patrick and Capt 
John Underbill, having been deprived of, or havmg surrendered, their mil- 
itary commissions under the Massachusetts Bay Company, removed, with 
Robert Feake, to Stamford and Greenwich, in Connecticut. On the 20th 
of April, 1640, Capt. Patrick made a purchase from the Norwalk Indians of. 
several tracts of land on the west side of Norwalk River, in and near the 
present village of Norwalk. Tobias Feake was present at the consumma- 
tion of this purchase, and signs the Deed as a witness. (Halts Bis, Rec- 
ords of Norwalk^ p. 31). From this time he probably followed the fortunes 
of Patrick and of his uncle, Robert Feake, who, in the month of July fol- 
lowing, made a joint purchase from the Indians of a large tract of land at 
what is now Greenwich, Conn., and there fixed their residence. The next- 
allusion to him that we find is in a letter addressed by Governor Eaton, of 
New Haven, to Governor Winthrop, of New London, on the 21st of July, 
1648, in jeference to the domestic difficulties in the family of Robert 
Feake, then absent in England. In this letter "Toby Feake" is given as 
authority for denial of the unpleasant rumor industriously circulated re- 
specting his aunt Elizabeth Feake and William Hallett 

Patrick had been assassinated in a quarrel with a soldier, at the house 
of Capt. Underbill, in Stamford, in the month of January, 1644, leaving ai 
widow and several children. Governor Winthrop, in his History of New 
England) vol* 2, p. 151, spesdcs of her as "a good Dutch woman and. 
comely, "* Her name w^s Annetje Aelbreghts (Albertse) Van Beycren,, 
daughter of Albert' Bastiensen Van Beyeren, of a family of. some credit. 

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and distinction, residing at the Hagtle, in Holland, where, it is presumed, 
she was married to Patrick some time during the period of his military ser- 
vice in the Low Countries in the army under the command of the then 
Prince of Nassau. At the time of Patrick's death she must have been 
somewhat the elder of young Master Feake, who had but just attained 
his majority. Be this as it may, her comeliness^ and possibly her pecuniary 
prospects, obscured or overcame all impediments and discrepancies of 
age, and she shortly afterwards became the wife of Tobias Feake, now 
grown to man's estate. 

The actual date of their marriage has not been ascertained. It was 
probably before or about the time of his removal to Flushing, on Long 
Island, which, as is to be inferred from the statements in his Petition to the 
Lords Directors of the Dutch West India Compauy, hereafter mentioned, 
must have been in the year 1645, In the month of March, 1649, ^^^y ^^ 
found residing together at Flushing. On the 31st of March, of this year, 
he binds his stepndaughter, Annetje Patricx, to Comelis Van Tienhoven ; 
and, on the 14th of August, of the same year, Mrs. Feake gives to Adriaen 
Van der Donck, then ** about to depart for Fatherland," a Power of Attor- 
ney to investigate the state of her affairs in Holland, and collect whatever 
may be coming to her. (Dutch MSS. in Secretary of State's office, Al- 
bany ; Register of Provincial Secretary, VoL III., p. 54.) From this time 
Tobias Feake apparently becomes an active and prominent participator in 
I)ublic affairs at Flushing. On the 26th November, 1653, he is a delegate 
from Flushing to a convention held at New Amsterdam to devise and rec- 
ommend measures for the public security. 

On the 10th December, in the same year, he is also the member from 
Flushing at a convention at New Amsterdam, to represent the state of the 
country to the authorities in Holland. 

On the 23d June, 1657, he is one of the Commissioners appointed to 
protect the Town of Flushing against intrusions of Hempstead people. 

In a Petition for compensation for his services, which he presented in 
the summer of 1663 to the Directors of the West India Company, at 
Amsterdam, in Holland, being then on a visit there, he represents that he 
had ** served there (at Flessingin — ^in New Netherland) about" 18 years 
as a volunteer in the service of the Company under the Director General 
Kieft," ** in the war with the savages," ** and again during the late English 
war," " so that he often injured the enemy by his prudence," "without re- 
ceiving any reward whatever for these his faithful services." It is probable 
he never obtained the compensation sought. The Lords Directors en- 
closed his Petition to the Director General Stujrvesant, and wrote the lat- 
ter from Amsterdam, under date September 21, 1663, as follows: "You 
shall further see from the enclosed Petition of Tobias Feecx, an inhabitant 
of New Netherland, what he was soliciting, and as we do not possess any 
cognizance whatever of this affair, so we have remitted it to your Honor, 
to act in this case as you may deem proper.*' 

In 1657, he was appointed Schout-fiscal (Sheriff) for Flushing, to suc- 
ceed William Hallet, who had been recently deposed from the same office 
by Stuyvesant, and fined and imprisoned, for entertaining the Rev. William 
Wickenden, of Rhode Island, allowing him to preach at his house, and re- 
ceiving the sacrament of the Ix>rd's Supper firom his hands. This was 
at the memorable period when many of the Quakers, expelled from 
Massachusetts and driven out of Rhode Island and other places in 

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New England, sought refuge from religious persecutions under the 
presumed more tolerant jurisdiction of the Dutch on Long Island. 
Governor Stuyvesant, in his blind obstinacy and narrow-mindedness, not 
comprehending the liberal and enlightened policy of the West India Com- 
pany, as expressed in the rebuke they subsequently administered to him, 
pursued the most stringent measures against the sect and all those who 
countenanced or harbored them. 

Among those who fell under the Governor's displeasure was Henry 
Townsend, then a resident of Jamaica, but who had . previously resided 
in Flushing, at whose house a number of the Quakers were lodged and 
entertained, and where they "unrelentingly corresponded." It was 
charged that he had ** convocated a conventicle of the Quakers," at his 
house, and himself assisted in it. For this he had been condemned, on 
the 5th of September, 1657, to pay a fine of £^ Flanders, or else to de- 
part the province within six weeks, upon the penalty of corporeal punish- 
ment The cruel treatment of other prominent members of the sect by the 
Government at the Manhattoes, with this unjust condemnation of Town- 
send, so aioused the indignation of the people of Flushing that they as- 
sembled, to the number of thirty of the principal inhabitants, at the house 
of Michael Milnor, in Flushing, and addressed the following respectful re- 
monstrance to the Governor : 

" Right Honorable : You have been pleased to send up unto us a cer- 
tain prohibition or command that wee should not relieve or entertein any 
of those people called Quakers because they are supposed to bee by some, 
seducers of the people. For our parte we cannot condemn them in this 
case, neither can wee stretch out our handes against them to punish, ban- 
nish, or persecute them, for out of Christ, God is consuming fire, and it is 
a fearfuU thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Wee desire there- 
fore in this case not to judge, least we be judged, neither to condem least 
wee bee condemd, but rather let every man stand or fall to his own 
maister. Wee are commande by the law to doe good unto all men, es- 
pecially to those of the household of faith. And though for the present 
wee seeme to be insensible of the law and the lawgiver, yet when death 
and the law assault us, i( wee have an advocate to seeke who shall pleade 
for us in this case of conscience betwixt God and our own soules, the 
powers of this world can neither assist us, neither excuse us, for if God 
justifye who can condem, and if God condem, there is none can justifye. 
And for those iealouses and suspicions which some have of them that 
they are destructive unto magistracy and ministerye (this) cannot bee 
for the magistrate hath the sword in . his hand and the minister hath 
the sword m his hand^ as witnesse those tew great examples which 
all magistrates and ministers are to follow (Moses) and Christ whom 
God raised up maintained and defended against all the enemies both 
of flesh and spirit; and therefore that which is of God will stand, 
and that which is of man will come to noething. And as the Lorde 
hath taught Moses or the civil power to give an outward liberty in the state 
by the law written in his heart, for the good of all, and can truely judge 
who is good, who is evil, who is true and who is false, and can pass defeni- 
tive sentence of life or death against that man which rises up against the 
fundamentall law of the States General, Soe he hath made his ministers 
a saver of life unto life, and a saver of death unto death. The law of love, 
peace and liberty in the state, extending to Jewes.Turkes and Egyptians, 

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as they are considered the sonnes of Adam, which is the glory of the out- 
ward State of Holland, soe lore peace and liberty, extending to all in 
Christ Jesus, condems hatred warre and bondage. And because our Sav- 
iour saith it is impossible but that offences will con>e, but woe unto him by 
whom they cometh ; our desire is not to offend one of his little ones in 
whatever forme or name or title he appears in, whether presbyterian, inde- 
pendent baptist or quaker, but shall be glad to see anything of God in any • 
of them, desiring to doe unto all as wee desire that all men should do unto 
us, which is the true law both of church and state. For our Saviour saith, 
this is the law and the prophets. Therefore if any of these said persons 
come in love unto us, we cannot in conscience lay violent hands upon 
them, but give them free Egresse and regresse unto our towne and houses, 
as God shall persuade our consciences. And in this we are true subjects 
both of church and state, for we are bound by the law of God and man to 
do good unto all men, and ,evil to noe man. And this is according to the 
Pattent and charter of our towne, given unto us in the name of the States 
Generall, which wee are not willing to infringe and violate, but shall houlde 
our pattent, and shall remaine your humble snbjects the Inhabitants of 
Vlissingh. Written this 27th of Dec. 1657, by me 

"Edward Hart, Clerk.'' 

Armed with this dignified and spirited document, subscribed by some 
thirty of the principal inhabitants of the town, Tobias Feake, Schout-fiscal, 
who had himself also signed it, was charged by his fellow-townsmen to 
wait forthwith upon the Governor, and present it in person. On the follow- 
ing day, the 28th December, 1657, he appeared before the Governor, at 
New Amsterdam, and handed him the protest. Whereat this doughty offi- 
cial was so highly incensed that he ordered his Attorney General, Nicasius 
De Sille, immediately to arrest him. He was forthwith lodged in prison in 
the Fort, where he lay until the 28th of January following, when he was 
brought before the Governor and Council. For his part in these proceed- 
ings, and upon his confession that he had received the order and placards 
of the Director General prohibiting the admission or toleration in the vil- 
lage of " Flissingen *' of any of that "heretical and abominable sect 
called quakers," he was adjudged guilty of having violated his oath of 
office as a subaltern officer of the Director General, and as Sheriff of the 
aforesaid village of Flissingen, and was therefore degraded from his office, 
and sentenced to be banished or pay an amende of 200 guilders. 

It is to be inferred this judgment and sentence were due to the fidelity, 
and tenacity with which the Sheriff adhered to his conscientious justifica- 
tion, as a matter of principle, of the part he had taken in the proceedings. 
His fellow townsmen, who had also been summoned before the Governor 
and Council, found their courage fail, and humbly and obsequiously mak- 
ing confession, and meanly charging the Sheriff with having ** inveigled 
and seduced " them, and with liaving himself dictated the remonstrance, 
craved pardon for themselves, promising to conduct themselves in a more 
prudent manner thereafter. 

It does not appear that the sentence of banishment against Mr. Feake 
was enforced. Probably his fine was exacted, as no doubt the coffers of 
the Governor were frequently replenished in this way. 

(To be coatintied.) 

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CITY OF NEW YORK,— Marriages. 

(668) [1692.J 
den 5 Ai^ 

den 12 diet 
den 26 dicto. 

den 23 Sept 
den 4 Octob. 

den 12 dicto. 

Q%tL 9 Nov. 

den 10 dicta 

den 10 dicta 


den 30 Nov. 

(Conrinutd from VoL X., p. iatf» of Tks Rjkosb.) 

Hendrick Van Oblini^s, j. m. Van N, 
Haerlem, en Janne^e Tibo6ts, j. d. 
Van MidwoAt, wonende d' Eerste tot 
N. Haerlem, en twede alhier. 

Wessel Evertszen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Susanna Van Tienhoven, j. d. als 
boven, bej^de wonende alhier. 

Johannes Van de Water, j. m. Van N. 
Yorck, en Baefje Jans, j. d. als boven, 
betide wonende aihier. 

Pieter Leroiix, j. m. Uyt oudt Engel*, 
en Alida Vrj^an, j. d. Van N. Alba- 
nien, beyde wonende alhier. 

Reynier Q(iackenbosch, Wed' Van Lys- 
beth Masten, en Claesje Jacobs, j. d. 
Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende aihier. 

Mangel Janszen Noll^ j. m. Van Alba- 
nien, en Annetje Hendricx Yolcx, 

• j. d. Van Bre(ickelen, d* Eerste wo- 
nende op't Staten EyP en twede al- 

George Walker, j. m. Uyt lerlant, en 
Vro<iwtje Van Hoeck, j. d. Van N. 
Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. 

Jan B^vangk, Wed' Van Belitie Dfiyck- 
ingn, en Sara Frans, Wed* Van Jo- 
lu^nes Van CoAwenhoven, de Eerste 
wonende tot N. Albanien, en twede 

Ed(iard Kocx, j. m. Van en 

Helena Meyer, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 
beyde wonende alhier. 


den 28 A6g. tot 
N. Haerlem. ' 

den 28 dicto. 
den I Sept 
den 28 Ai!ig. 
den 13 Sep. 

Getrouwt op*t 
Staten Eyl* 
den 9 oct 

den 3 Nov. 

den 1 2 Oct met 
de L&tersche 

den 9 Nov. met 
een licentie. 

Thomas Laurence, Wed' en Mary 

Fergiison, j. d. d' Eerste 

wonende by 't Hellegat, en twede 

Gerrit Bdrger, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den 6 Dec. 

Sara Martens, j. d. Van de Wale- 

bocht, beyde wonende alhier. 
Jacques Merie, j. m. Van Rochel, en den 27 Nov. 

Cornelia Roos, Wed* Van Elias Pro- 

voost, beyde wonende alhier. 

De H' Fredrick Philipszen, Wed' Van den 30 Nov. met 

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Margariet Hardens, en Catharina 
Van Cortlant, Wed* Van John Der 
Val, beyde wonende alhier. 

den 2o Decemb. Abraham Keteltas, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Anna Codrten, Wed* Van Hen- 
drick Boelen, beyde wonende alhier. 

den 21 dicto. Wolfert Ecker, j. m.. Van Midwoiit, en 
Marritje Sibodts, j. d. Van de Armen 
BoAwerye, beyde op Fredrick Philips 

A^ 1693. 

Benjamin Norwood, j. m., en Cornelia 
Van Cll^ft, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde 
wonende alhier. 

Johannes Nys, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en 
Margrietie Keteltas, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

Pieter Gerardfis Cavalier, j. m. Van N. 
Yorck, en Belitje Claerhofit, j. d. als 
boven, beyde wonende alhier. 

Wessel Pieterszen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Jacomyntie Van Co6wenhoven, 
j. d.als boven, beyde wonende alhier. 

Johannes Van Hoom, j. m. Van N. 
Yorck, en Catharina Me^er, j. d. als 
boven, beyde wonende alhier. 

Gerrit Vechten, Wed' Van Jannetie 
Creisson, en Magdaleentie Jans, 
Wed* Jan Homs, d* Eerste wonende 
op't Staten EyP, en twede alhier. 

Michiel Greenham, Matroos,* en Marie 
Davids, j. d. Van N. Voick, beyde 
wonende alhier. 

Abraham Janszen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Geertie Everts, j. d. als boven, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

M' Cornells Vile, Wed' Van Maria 

Adolfs, en Catharina Bogard^, j. d. 

Van. N. Yorck. 
John Nicks, Matroos, en Catharina 

Fredricx, j. d. Van. N. Yorck. 
Herri^ Rembel, j. m. Van Baston, en 

Catharina Bdcker, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 

beyde wonende alhier. 
Isaac Gerritszen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 

en Maria Pieters, j. d. als boven, d* 

eerste wonende op Tappan, en twede 




23 Febr. 


24 diet 


II Mart. 


17 dicto 


20 dicto. 


24 diet. 


14 Apr. 


den 23 Apr. 


29 dicto. 


30 dicto. 

een licentie. 

den 20 Dec. met 
een licentie. 

Getrouwt op 
Fredricks Phi- 
lips lant. 

den 23 Febr. 
met een li- 

den 4 Mart. 

den 30 dicto. 

den 20 ApriL 

den 20 Mart met 
een licentie. 

Met vertoog na 

den 14 April met 
een licentie. 

den s May. 

den 9 May. 

Getrouwt met 
een licentie 
den 23 Apr. 

Met een licentie 
den 29 Apr. 

Met een licentie 
den 30 dicto. 

den 2 Jfin. 

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den 6 dicto. 
den 12 dicto. 



den 13 dicto. 
den 24 dicto. 

den 2 Jto. 

den 10 Jdn. 

den 20 dicto. 

den 21 dicto. 

i.^n 26 dicto. 
deii 2 J6L 


Jacob Van Giesen, j. m. Van Bergen, den i dicto. 

en RAsje PlAvier, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 

beyde wonende alhier. 
Evert Bj^yanck, j. m. Van N. Albanien, den 25 May. 

en Wyntie Van Sto6tenbfirg, Wed' 

Van Gerr' Corfi. Exveen, beyde wo- 
nende alhier. 
Willem Wlllemszen, j. m. Van Meefiwis, 

en Maryken Salomons, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, Deyde wonende alhier. 
Johannes Minne, j. m. Uyt Vrieslant, 

en Anneken Jochems, j. d. Van Mid- 

wo6t, d* Eerste wonende op Haver- 

stroo, en twede op Fredrick Philips- 

Jan Ecker, j. m. Van Midwo6t, en Mag- 

daleentie Vonck, j. d. Van Zfiydthamp- 

ton, d* Eerste op Fredrick Philipslant, 

en Twede op Haverstroo. 
Jefiriaen Van den Berg, j. ra. Van N. 

Yorck, en Ariaentje Wynho6ts, j. d. 

Uyt de Walebocht, beyde woonende 

Cresce Bastiaenszen, j. m. Van S6ri- 

name, en Agnietie Jans, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Gerrit Vielen, j. m. Van en 


den 4 Jfin. op 

Eodem op Phi- 

den 8 Jtin. 

den 24 May met 
Janneken Hendrix Van Fe6rden, j. d. een licentie. 

. Van N. Yorck, beyde woonende al- 

Isaac Van Tilbfirg, j. m. Van Fordham, den 16 J6n. 
en Aeltje Hendncx, j. d. Van Bos- 
wyck, beyde wonende alhier. 

Otto Van Thiiyl, j. m. Van Yorck, en den 14 J61. 
Grietje Dircx, j. d Van N. Yorck, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

Willem Hendricxen, j. m. Van Mitspat- den 5 Afig., in 
kill, en Magdalena Bro6wer, j. d. Van 't Hogelant 
de Gdjanes, beyde wonende in 't Ho- 

Casparfis Springsteen, j. m. Van Bosch- 

Yf^dny en Wyntie J6rcx, j. d. Van N. 

Albanien, d' Eerste wonende in 't 

Hogelant, en twede alhier. 
Jan Pietersen, j. m. en Anna 

Gerrits, j. d. Van N. Vorck, beyde 

wonende alhier. 
Gerrit Van Hooren, j. m. Van N. 

Yorck, en Elsje Provoost, j. d. als 

boven, beyde wonende alhier. 

Vertoont ver 
leent den 9 

den 26 J6n. met 
een licentie. 

den 2 J61. met 
een licentie. 

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den 3 dicto. 
den 7 dicto. 
den 14 dicto. 
den 27 dicto. 

den 9 A6g. 

den II dicto. 
den 18 A6g. 

den 15 Sept. 

den 22 dicto. 

den 27 Sept 
den 25 Octob. 
den 26 dicto. 
den 16 Dec 

George Andrieszen, j. m., en Elisabeth den 3 dicto met 

Stepensz., j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde een licentie. 

wonende alhier. 
John Finn, j. m. Uyt oudt EngeP, en den 16 dicto. 

Aeltje Jans, j. d. Van Schenechtade, 

beyde wonende alhier. 
Jacobds Van der Schiidr, j. m. Van N. den 25 dicto. 

Yorck, en Margariet Jans, j. d. Van 

N. Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. 
Zacharias Sickelszen, j. m. Van N. Al- Vertoog ver- 

banien, en Maryken Jans Van Bre- leent den 23 

foort, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wo- Adg. 

nende op N. Haerlem. 
Ben Herdyn, j. m., Marritje Jans, beyde 

wonende alhier. 

den 9 Adg. met 
Vertoog van 
de I^dterache 

Vertoog ver- 
leent den 24 

Getrouwt son- 
der Vertoog. 

den 5 Jan. 

Thomas Scayz., j. m. Van Bristol, en 

Margarietie Bandt, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. 
Cornelis Eckens, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 

en Willemtje Vlierboom, j. d. Van 

N. Albanien, beyde wonende op 

Tappan. • 

Michiel Bassett, j. m. Van Eyl* Christof- 
fel, en Helena Alst, j. d. Van Mits- 
pats Kill, d' Eerste wonende alhier, 
en twede in Mispats Kill. 

Jan Sevenhoven, j. m. Van Rochel, en 
Mary Lescdye, j. d. Van Boschwyck, 
d' Eerste wonende alhier, en twede 
op Boschwyck. 

Dirck Adolfszen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Ariaentie Kierstede, j. d. Van N. 
Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. 

John Anthony, Elisabeth Gerritsz, j. d. 

. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende al- 

Meynart Schdyler, j. m'. Van N. Alba- 
nien, en Rachel Cdyler, j. d. Uyt 
Supra, beyde wonende alhier. 

Nicolaes Van Tienhoven, j. m. Van 
Midwout, en Maria Abrahams, j. d. 
Van Amsterdam, beyde wonende al- 

A** 1694. ' 

Wiljam Jackson, j. m. Van Edenbdrg, den.:^4 Jan. 
en Anna Wessels, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

den 5 Dec. 

Met vertoog tot 

den 2 7 Sept. met 
een licentie. 

den 25 Octob. 
met een li- 

den 26 dicto 
met een li- 

den 27 Dec tot 

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16 Febr. 


31 Mart. 


4 Apr. 


7 dicto. 


13 dicto. 


den 20 Apr. 


23 dicto. 


27 dicto. 


4 May. 


5 dicto. 


n dicto. 


21 dicto. 

den 26 dicto. 

den 22 Jfin, 
den 23 dicto. 

Isaacq Vredenbfirgh, j. m. Van N. den 7 Mart. 

Yorck, en Janneken Joosten, Wed* 

Van John Pell, beyde wonende alhier. 
Johannes Hardenbroeck, j. m. Van N. den 23 Apr. 
, Yorck, Anneken Jans Bosch, j. d. Van 

N. Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. 
Moses Gilbert, j. m. en Janne- 

tie Fldyt, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde 

wonende tot N. Yorck. 
Thomas Adams, j. ni. Van London, en 

Mary Hamer, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 

beyde wonende alhier, 
Johannes d' Honefir, j. m. Van N. 

Yorck, en Johanna Meynardt, j. d. 

Van Uytrecht, beyde wonende alhier. 

den 4 Apr. 

den — JCd. 

den 13 dicto. 

Joost Vincent, j. m. Van Cassant, en den 12 May. 
Elisabeth Daniels, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

James Seattoto, en Anna ( ^^^ ^ 
drXer ^" *°"*"' j Schotlant. 

Leins Roosdel, j. m. 6yt oddt Engelant, 
en l^ysbeth Wessels, j. d. uyt de Bar- 
bados, beyde wonende alhier. 

Willem Elswaerts, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Petronella Romme, j. d. 6t Siipra, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

Hendrick Janszen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 

. en Femmelje Laurens, Wed** Van 
Zeger Corneliszen, de Eerste wonen- 
de op t Staten Eyl', en twede alhier. 

Minckes Padlus, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Dorothee Trisser, Wed* Van Frans 
Thomaszen, beyde wonende alhier. 

Owen Johns, j. m. Uyt Oudt Engel', en 
Elisabeth Tocker, Wed" Van Wiljam 
Bael, beyde wonende alhier. 

Abraham Van Worms, Alias Metselaer, 
jong m. Van N. Yorck, en Harmtje 
Gerrits, laest Wed* Van Isaacq 
Van Hoeck, beyde wonende alhier. 

Jan Van Stryen, j. m. Van Moordrecht, 
en Johanna Van der Poel, Wed* Van 
BarentLievensz,beyde wonende alhier. 

Jan Barentszen Van Ldbeck, Wed' Van 
Maryken Jilles, en Marritie Webbers, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

[* Came home on that day with the man-of-war.] 

den 26 dicto. 
den 6 May. 

den 28 dicto. 

Met vertoog op 
*t Staten Ey- 

den 6 Jto. 

den 25 Jiil. toen 
eerst te 't 
h6ys gekom- 
en met de 

den 17 J6n. 

den 22 dicto. 
den 22 J^. 

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den 6 Jiil. M' Philip Fiench, j, m^ Van London, Met een licenlie 

den 6 JfiL 
be^de wonende alhier. 
den 26 A6g. Nicolaes ffeildings, j. m., Debora Meteenlicentie 

den 26 A6g. 
de alhier. 
den 10 Sept. John Evans, en Catharina Magregory, Meteenlicentie 

den 10 Sept. 


den 19 Sept. Johannes Groenendyck, j. m. Van N. Meteenlicentie 

~ "" den 19 Sept. 

M' Philip Fiench, j, m. Van London, 
Anna Philips, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 
be^de wonende alhier. 

Nicolaes ffeildings, j. m., Debora 
Coely, Van N. Yorck, beyde wonen- 
de alhier. 

John Evans, en Catharina Magregory, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

Johannes Groenendyck, j. m. Van N. 
Yorck, en Delia K6ylers, j. d. Van 
Albanien, beyde wonende tot N. 

Comelis de Peyster, j. ra. Van N. Yorck, 

en Maria Bancker, j. d. Van , 

beyde wonende, tot N. Yorck. 

Thomas Martens, j. m. Uytoudt Engel\ 
en Margrietie Ban, Wed' Van Thomas 
Heers, beyde wonende alhier. 

Onckel Michalje, j. m. Uyt Schotlant, 
en J6dithje Ban, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

Hendrick Janszen Van den Berg, j. m. 
Van Anisterd., Maria Anna BoCirten, 
j. d., woonende aen de Oesterbay. 

Meyndert Wilsey, j. m. Van Nie(iw- 
th6yn, en Maria Broiicka, j. d. Van 
Manheym, woonende tot Mispadt. 

Willem Rosenboom, j. m. Van N. Alba- 
nien, en Beatrix Colevelt, j. d. Van 
N. Yorck, d' Eerste wonende alhier, 
en twede desgelycx. 

Radser Ban, Wed' Van Metje Beeck- 
man, en Elisabeth Stwiel, Wed* Van 
Thomas Beets, wonende tot N. 

Capt. Lancaster Sims, en Catharina 

Larkens, Wed* Van , beyde 

wonende alhier. 

Arie Hooglant, j. m. Van 't lange Ey- 
lantsche Veer, en Anna Byvanck, 
j. d. Van N. Albanien, beyde wonen- 
de alhier. 

David Spronck, j. m. Van Vlissingen, 
en Rachel Leq6ir, j. d. Van Bos- 
wyck, beyde wonende tot Boswyck. 

William Pell, en Elisabeth Th6yl, j. d. 
Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende al- 

den 20 dicta Comelis de Peyster, j . ra. Van N. Yorck, Met een licende 

den 20 dicto. 

den 28 dicto. Thomas Martens,], m. Uytoudt EngeR den 10 Oct 

Eodem. Onckel Michalje, j. m. Ui^t Schotlant, Eodem. 

den 1 1 Oct. Hendrick Janszen Van den Berg, j. m. Met eenlicentie 

den 22 dicto. 

den 20 diet. Meyndert Wilsey, j. m. Van Nie(iw- den 14 Nov. 

den 26 dicto. Willem Rosenboom, j. m. Van N. Alba- den 11 dicto. 

den 2 Nov. Radser Ban, Wed^ Van Metje Beeck- N.B. Zyn de ge- 

boden geschdt, 
om dat Thom- 
as Beets ... * 

den 4 dicto. Capt. Lancaster Sims, en Catharina Meteenlicentie 

den 4 Nov. 

den 15 dicto. Arie Hooglant, j. m. Van 't lange Ey- Getrouwt den 

13 DeoT 

den 17 dicto. David Spronck, j. m. Van Vlissingen, Getrouwt op 't 

lange EyP. 

den 23 dicto. William Pell, en Elisabeth Th6yl,' j. d. Getrouwt met 

een licentie 
den 23 Nov. 

* N. B. The bans forbidden for die reason that Thomas Beets * * * [The renuunder of original entry is 

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den 15 Dec 

den 21 dicto. 
den 29 dicto. 

den 5 Jan. 

den 17 Febr. 

den 7 April. 

den 20 dicto. 
den 24 dicto. 

den 3 May. 

den 28 dicto. 
den 31 dicto. 


den I Jdn. 
den 14 dicto. 

den 20 dicto. 

den 21 dicto. 


Robbert Grege, Mariner, en Helena Meteenlicentie 

Fellart, Wed* Van Jean Le Montez, den 16 De- 

beyde wonende alhier. cemb. 

Abraham Van Gelder, j. m. Van N. 1695 den 6 Jan. 

Yorck, en Catalyntie Elias, j. d. als 

Voren, beyde wonende alhier. 
Willem Andrieszen, j. m. Uvt Schot- den 7 dicto. 

lant, en Elisabeth Harriton, Wed* 

Van Josias Clearck, beyde wopnende 


Ao 1695. 

Isaacq Selover, Schoolm', en Voorsan- den 23 dicto. 

ger Van N. Amersfort, laest Wed' 

Van Hester Leenda,^ Janneken Van 

Wilkenhof, laest Wed* V. Jan Thys- 

sen, d* Eerste wonende tot N. Amers- 
fort, en twede alhier. 
Pa616s Miller, j. m., en Anna Vander- Meteenlicentie 

heyden, j. d. V. , beyde woo- den 17 Febr. 

nende alhier. 

Pieter Maskelt, j. m., en Lidia Coely, 
j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde woonende 
alhier. v 

Andre6w Laro, en Cornelia Disselton, 
Weddwe, beyde woonende alhier. 

Johan Ttidor, Junior, j. m. Van • 

d6n 7 April. 

den 20 dicto. 

den 24 dicto. 

en AeQe Van Hooren, j. d. Van N, 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Willem Heyer, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den 26 May. 

Catalyntie Mol, j. d. Van N. Yorck, , 

beyde woonende alhier. 
James Spencer en Maria Carlee, beyde Meteenlicentie 

wonende alhier. den 28 dicto. 

Claes Janszen Bogaert, j. m. Van Bet- den 28 J6n. 

fort, en Belitje Van Schayck, j. d. 

Van N. Yorck, d' Eerste woonende 

tot N. Haerlem, en twede alhier. 

John Fischer en Barbara Morton. 

Met een licentie 

den I Jun. 
den 4 J61. 

Johannes PaCiliiszen, j. m. Van Sche- 
nectade, en Lysbeth Van de Water, 
j. d. Van N. Yorck, de Eerste wonen- 
de in de Esop^, en tweede alhier. 

Martinds Lamberits, Wed' van Jacoba den 20 J6n. 
Vervelen, Van Suriname, en Catha- 
rina Van Nie6wenh6ysen, j. d. Van 
N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 

Dirck Andrieszen, j. m. Van Boswyck, den 11 JU. 

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en Femmetje I.orck, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, bcyde wonende op Boswyck, 
den 23 J6n. M' Johannes Co6rtlant, j. m. Van N. Meteenlicentie 

Yorck, en Anna Maria Van Schayck, den 23 J fin. 

j. d. Van N. Albanien, beyde woo- 

nende alhier. 
den 27 dicto. Matthys de Hardt, j. m. Van N. Yorck, Meteenlicentie 

en Jannetje Mafirits, j. d. als boven, den 28 Jfin. 

beyde woonende alhier. 
den 30 dicto. Jean' Blanthard, Wed' Van Anna Ma- Meteenlicentie 

hafilt, en Jeanne Gadlti^r, j. d., d' den 30 Jiin. 

Eerste woonende lot N. Castle, en 

twede alhier. 
den 6 Jlil. Aelst Jefiriaenszen, j. m. Van Bergen, Metvertoogvan 

en Gerritje Matthefis, j. d. Van Ber- Bergen den 6 

gen, beyde wponende aldaer. Jul. 

den 22 Jfin. Josfia Andrieszen, en Engeltje Van den 23 Jfin. 

Dyck, j. d., beyde wonende tot Nieuw- 

den 5 Jfil. Cornells Lofiw, j. m. Van de Esopfis, en Meteenlicentie 

Margareta Van Borsfim, j. d. Van N. den 5 Jul. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
den 12 dicto. Joseph Smith, Van de Barmfides, en Meteenlicentie 

Margareta Jans, Wed* Van Jacob Van den 12 dicto. 

der Schiieren. 
den 28 dicto. Caspar Springston, en Jannetje Jacobs. Meteenlicentie 
(677) den 28 dicto. 

den 14 Aug. Abraham Sibofitszen, j. m. Van de Ar- Vertoog ver- 

mebouwerye, en Anneken Boeckhout, leent om te 

j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde woonende trouwen. 

op 't landt Fredr. Philipszen. 
den 22 dicto. Joris Horn, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en An- Verleent ver- 

neken Kaljers, j. d. Van N. Albanien, toog omte 

beyde wonende tot Boswyck. trouwen. 

den 31 dicto. Evert Pels, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Getrouwt den 

Margareta Van Diiesen, j. d. Van 29 Sept 

N. Albanien, d* Eerste wonende al- 
hier, en twede tot N. Albanien. 
den 2 Sept Delivery Stantely, j. m. Van Rhye, en Getrotiwt den 2 

Engeltje Boeckhout, j. d. Van N. Octob. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
den 6 dicto. Francois de Fenne, j. m. Van Leyden, Getrofiwt den 9 

en Anna Margareta Blanck, j. d. Van Octob. 

N. Yorck, beyde woonende tot N. 

Eodem. Andries Hoist, j. m. Van Amsterdam, en Getrouwt den 

Cornelia Van Tienhoven, j. d. Van N. 23 Septemb. 
. Yorck, beyde woonende tot N. Yorck. 
den 12 dicto. Willjam Finistone, Mariner, en Patient- Meteenlicentie 

je Belteworth, j. d. Van ^ bey- den 13 Sept 

d6 woonende alhier. 

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Marriages. 1756x0- 

The Register | of I Marriages | celebrated by the Ministers | of the 
I* & 2** Presbyterian Churches | in the | City of New York. 

Mr. Anderson's Register, not found. 
D'. Penaberton's — not found. 

M'. Cumming's — D*. 

M'. Bostwick's — Page i, & onward. 

M'. Treat's — Page 85, & onward. 

D'. Rodgers — Page 17, & onward. 

M'. Wilson's — Page 79, & onward. 

(i) The following is a List of the Marriages celebrat | ed by the Rev^. 
M'. David Bostwick after his removal to | the City of New York, which 
took place in the month of April | 1756, and to the Time of his Death, 
which was in the naonth | of November, 1 763. 

Were 'Married,* 


Isaac Skinner, Mariner, & Hannah Allen. 

Stephen Harriman & Martha Denton, both of Queens County. 

John Sullivan, Innkeeper, & Mary King. 

James Omen, Marriner, & Sarah Ketchem. 

Peter Hutton, Marriner, & Mary Innis. • 

William Talman, Surgeon, & Ann Carryl. 

John Margerson, Carpentar, & Elizabeth Woortman. 

William Whetten, Mariner, & Margaret Todd, of Queens 

John Garden, Mariner, & Rachel Barhait. 
William McLaughlin, Mariner, & Elizabeth Pipenger. 
24. Daniel Erpuar, Clockmaker, & Anne Maney. 
Garret No^l, Merch'., & Experience Young. 
Thomas Taylor, Mariner, & Ann Harding. 
James Sharer, Cordwaner, & Hannah Shaw. 
Alexander Vans, Mariner, and Helena Drinkwater. 
John Smith, Mariner, & Mary Potter. 

Richard Blake, Mariner, & Cathrine Spencer. 
22. Richard Johnston, Mariner, & Cathrine Rilents. 

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Dec*. 12. David Varle & Elizabeth Semmate. 

Dec'. 30***. William Davenport, Mariner, and Elinor Johnston. 


Jan' 22. Francis Vandike, Gunsmith, and Elizabeth Bowns. 
Thomas White, Merchant, and Rachel Anderson. 
Samuel Bridge, Carver, and Martha Cox, Widow. 
John Taylor, Copersmith, and Mary Piper. 
John Wylley, Taylor, & Cathrine Peck. 
Ezekiel Sneeds, Cooper, & Mary Wilson. 
James Reade, Ship Carpenter, and Claetje Richman. 
Samuel Cook and Joannah Haniilton, both of New Jersey. ! 
William Gilbert & Mary Bond. 
Edward Lowere, Cooper, and Elizabeth Smith. 
John Bates, Skinner, & Rachel Springer. 
James Dickson, Shipwright, and Elizabeth PetrL 
•27. George Slater, Mariner, & Elizabeth Moit 

Jonathan Holmes, Merch*, & Sarah Potter. (3) 

Duncan Duffie, Carpenter, & Barbarah Cropsey. 

Isaac Bennet, Cooper, & Elizabeth Hitchcock. 

Nehemiah Smith, Cartman, & Sarah Kinraan. 

Whitehead Hicks, Esq', Attorney, and Charlotte Brovort. 

Abraham Ryker, Baker, & Sarah Rowsby. 

Joseph Dunlap, Carpentar, and Margaret Ware, Widow. 

Thomas Isbuster, Mariner, & Hannah Van Amem. 

William Williams, Mariner, & Mary Mare. 

Peter Ablin, Mariner, & Mary Brazer. 

William Rescorta, Mariner, & Mary Jacobs. 


Jan' 19. John Wandal & Jane Woodford. 

" 24. Thomas Caho, Mariner, and Ann Fitzgerald. 
Feb' 3. William Jones, Mariner, and Carolina Lake. 

Joseph Tower, Mariner, and Susannah Spranger. 

Silvanus I^udlum, of Queens County, and Ann Amerson, 

Jacob Van Voorhees, Merchant, and Trocy Meyer. 

Joseph Holms, Mariner, and Sarah Milliner. 

Samuel Lester, Taylor, and Christiana Riffle. 

John Palmer, Manner, and Elizabeth Arthur. 

John Munro, of Rhode Island, and Jane Caldwell, Widow. (4) 

Michael Tannare, Carpentar, and Dorothy Dobbs. 

Nicholas Carmer, Shop Joiner, and Martha Bbmchard. 
28. James Williams, Merchant, and Ann Dykes. 

Benjamin Mapes, Taylor, and Elizabeth White, Widow. 

Peter R. Livingston and Margaret Livingston. 

Francis Baird & Esther Eagles. 

John Morey, Mariner, and Mary Williams. 

Joseph Lewis, Marriner, and Phytje Losier, Widow. 

Robert Finley, Cordwainer, and Sarah Montonye. 















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1880.] Records of First and Second Presbyterian Churches^ N.Y. 85 

July 8. William Peck, Wigmaker, and Phebe Gillim. 
" II. John Welch, Yeoman, and Elizabeth Dean, Widow. 
Edward Kelly, Mariner, and Annatje Emmots. . 
John Wingfieldand Elizabeth Innes. 

Daniel Jones, Boatswan and ann Robinson, both of Queens 
County. (5) 

Thomas Pool, Mariner, and Jane Beaty. 
Christian Williams and Mary Mathews. 
John Martin, Taylor; and Mary Geraud. 
James Caigil, Butcher and Esther Earl. 
William Feilding, Coachmaker, and Frances Edwards, Widow. 
Thomas M'Bride, Mariner, and Elizabeth Ellis. 
Joseph Nothreys, Silk Dyer, and Elinor M*=Dougal, Widow. 
Dennis M*Mare, Whitesmith, and Cathrine M'Carter. 
Peter King and Mary Lisk. 
Jasper Allen and Elizabeth Wright. 
Absalom Bebee, Sailmaker, and Dorothy Plowman. 
«* 19. John Forrest, Taylor, & Hannah Hayter. 
" 29. Thomas Wright and Sarah Wells, Widow. 
Nov', 4. Benjamin Lawrence, of Queens County, and Elizabeth Roberts, 
Widow. (6) 

John Burley, Mariner, and Elizabeth Kenny, Widow. 
Jacamiah Mitchel, Carpenter, and Sarah Bowne, both of Queens 
County. \ 

\%, William Martin, Merchant, and Mary Bo2;arine. 
Thomas Speeding, Mariner, and Elizabeth Baket. 
Thomas Smith, Esq'., Attorney, and Elizabeth Lynsen. 

Elias Smith and . 

John Parr, Mariner, and Elizabeth Hall, Widow. 
John Bird, of New Jersey, and Mary Lippencut. 
Donald Blake, Soldier of the 42"^ Regiment, and Jennet M^- 
Donald, Widow. 

" 21. Benjamin Wise, Mariner, & Elizabeth Knap, Orange County. 
" 27. John Smith, Soldier of the 42"** Regiment, and Hannah Murry, 

** 30. William Numan, Cooper, and Abigal Suchfield, Widow. 


Jan'y 13*. George Sharp, Mariner, and Mary Bla^ge, Widow. 

* " 14. Peter Maney, Carpenter, & Lucy Jamme. 

•• 19. William Creed, Yeoman, and Elizabeth Pope, Widow. (7) 

•* 21. Dougal M^'Dougal, of Orange County, and Mary Shaw. 

" 22. Valentine Arnold, Mariner, and Tryall Spencer. 

" 28. James Gordon & Esther Snidon. 
Feb' 6. Francis Caldwell, of the 27*** Regiment, and Cathrine Haley. 
March 4. Nicholas Berrian & Mary Berrian. 

" 7. Benjamin Wright, Mariner, and Martha Fordham. 

" 8. Michael Burrel Goldthwait and Sarah Formon. 

** 25. James Hillass and Elizabeth Nanneerer. 
Apl 3. David Benerger, Soldier, & Hannah Brown. 



















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Apl 4- David Lyons, Pedler, and Elizabeth Connor, of OraBge 

" 4. Donald M*Nab, Soldier, and Mary M*Douffal. 

" 7. Robert Gilmore and Mary Edwards, both of Kin|;s County. 

** 9. Isaac Cursa, Esq'., CoK, and Sarah Franklin. 

" 24. John McDonald & Mary Relick. 

" 26. John Evans & Mary Hinchman. 

June 6. John Craig, Mariner, & Rebecca M*Grer. (8) 

July 5. Isaac Estlack & Dorotha Lovat 

•* to. Jacob Bloom, Sailmaker, and Elizabeth O'Bryan. 

" 12. William Carman, Currier, and Jane Vanderhoof. 

** 26. Robert Harper, Carpentar, and Cathrine Tinbroolc 

" 31. Peter Havens, of New York, Mariner, and Rebecca Smith, of 
Suffolk County. 

Aug*. 2. John M*=Muling & Susannah Rufin. 

" 3. Robert Towt, Cordwainer, & Mary Alstine. 

" . 6, Joseph Woodruff & Elizabeth Owen. 

" York & Isabel, Clarks Ncgros. 

Sep'. 5. Luke Anient & Elizabeth Billings. 

" 14. Joseph King & Phebe Anderson. 

" 23. Benjamin Bawood & Abigail Veil. 

Ocf. 14. John Hussy and Martha Blair. 

" 1 7. John Tory, Ship Carpentar, and Jennet Delany, Widow. 

" 22. Andrew Campbell & Elizabeth Wheeler. 

• " 22. James Powell, Mariner, & Ann Bruce. 

" 23. Jacob Shourt and Susannah Colegrove. 

•• — . Lewis Smith, Mariner, & Cathrine Forister, Widow. 

Nov*. 4. Abraham Sneden, Orange County, and Rachel Swartout. 

" 19. Alexander Stoot, Mariner, and Mary Wilson. (9) 

" 21. Samuel Wright and Rebecca Bloom. 

Dec'. 5. Alexander Ogilvy & Debora Cox. 

'" 17. Malcolm M*=Pherson & Hannah Christie. 

1760. ' 

Jan^ 8. Samuel Plumb & Jane Wilson. 

" 1 1. James Hownam & Margaret Stuart. 

*• 16. James Kirkwood & Cathrine Duffy. 

«• 16. James Riddle & Elizabeth Rider. 

" 23. Hugh Dougherty & Rebecca Anderson. 

" 23. William Hallock & Elizabeth Dodge. 

" 30. Robert Pickman & Rebecca Sample. 
Feb^ 5. William Cunningham & Elizabeth Noble. 

" 5. Robert Brown & Cathrine Jacklin. 

** 8. Gilbert Sherar & Susannah Wrightman. 

" 9. Joseph Dwight and Margaret Peterson. 

" 14. James Dane and Agness CaldwelJ. 

" 14. Jacob Taylor and Sarah Robispn, 

" 14. Edward Sheepherd & Ruth Sheepherd. 

** 19. John Clark & Margaret Alford. 

« 25. John M^Knight & Ann M*=Konnel. 

" 28. Cornelious Ryan & Cathrine Cartey. 

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Robert Jarvis & Savoy Tumeer. 

Dunken M*^Gregon, Soldier, and Mary Christie. 

James Amyr & Margaret Brown. 

John Stuart & Elizabeth Hunt. 

James Thomas & Margaret Dyke. 

Williani Scott & Elizabeth Peneer. (10) 

" 22. William Filliock & Elizabeth Frazer. 
" 23. John Wilson & Elenor Parkes. 
** 24. Ruben Fairchild & Mary Wells. 
May 17. Thomas White & Anne Hinson. 
See Page 84. 

Robert Bloodgood & Sarah Thorn, Queens County. 

William Hilland and Mary Thorne. 

Richard Anderson & Margaret Young. 

Richard Dangati & Cornelia Winter. 

William Colegrove & Mary Wheeler. 

John Vanarsdalan & Cathrine Mills. 

Thomas English & Mary Ryan. 

Richard Hussey & Elizabeth German. 

John Thompson & Mary Hamilton. 
18. Peter Wright & Margaret Bloom. 
See page 84. 

Richard Harbert & Cornelia Hurt. 

Gideon Avery and Sarah Lilly. 

John Morton & Sophia Kemper, 

James Kip & Frances Ingilsby. 

John Wessels & Margaret Chadeyn. 

Wynant Bennet & Margaret Allen. 

Charles Ellis and Susannah Webb. 

John Kirby & Dorothy Wallace. 

David M'^Kinndless & Isabella Neilson. 
" 10. Joseph Hallet& Elizabeth Hazard. 
" 15. Edward Hoy & Phebe Howell. 
" 22, Evert Chairman & Phebe Jacobs. 
See page 84. 


Jan'' 10. John Fox and Mary Saunders. 

" 10. Richard Robinson & Elizabeth Whitefield. 

" 12. Jacob Bloom & Priscilla Meeker. 

** 14. John Middlemass & Charity Dyckman. iy^x 

" 15. John Moore and Grizle Hunt. ' 

" 27. Francis Rumsa& Cathrine Fox. 

" 29. Daniel Ferguson & Anh Strong. 

•* 30. T)avid Ward & Alitye Van Kleek. 

yeby 4. Thomas Erskine & Mary Gano. 

" 23. Andrew Ross and 

" 28. Alexander Wilson & Cathriiifc Van Woort.. 

March 11. JohnStuddefbrd'&^AKda Burger. 

« \^ John Dentils & Sarah' Welch. 

April 9. Isaac Corsa & Mary Gibbs. 











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88 /Records of St. Georges Church, Hempstead, JL L [April, 

April 9. Tunis Lafargee & Jane Lent. 

" 17. Thomas Embree & Cathrine Stephens. 
" 18. Agins M'^Quinn & Jane Duttire. 
•* 21. Joseph Wddron & Mary Fasher. 
May 6. Peter Machet & Sarah Cox. 

James Linkleton and Cathrine Hardenbrook. 
John Brown and Dinah Stevens. 
Edward Runshaw and Rachel Wheeler. 
Vincent Carter & Mary Benson. 
Thomas Guest & Cathrine French. 
16. John Chambers &'Eavis Field. 
Edmond Powell & Mary Rowland. 
Benjamin. Wheten & Phebe Freeman. 
10. Thomas Burns & Elizabeth Colegrove/ ^, 
** 17. William Brazer & Cathrine Norwood. (12) 

Aug*. 5. John Gordon & Cathrine Bayley. 
•* 6. Benjamin Soper & Sarah Brown. 
'< 22. Jokin Elkins and Mary Hunt. 
28. James O'Bryan & Mary Plume. 

Gilbert Barnes & Mary Bates. 
14. William Barwick & EHzabeth Byfield. 
John M*=Donald & Margaret M*=Donald. 
Alexander Johnston &. Flora M'Kellar. 
William Chesler & Eflfey Oman. 
Joseph Cook & Margaret Lane. 
John Campbell & Sarah Oakley. 
William Cowley & Rebecca Abbot. 
12. Thomas Power & Mary Harris. 

Nathaniel Havens & Ann Carpentar, of (Queens County. 

Joseph RobinsQn & Mary Cebra, 

Isaac Lawrence & Mary Ann Hampton. 

Moses Hayt & Charity Soper. 

Comelious Smith & Mary Baker. 

Abraham Post & Rebecca Grau. 


































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April 1^ At Huntington, John, s. of Henry and Ann Alley. 
April j^. Mary, d., Charles, s., of Timothy and Ann Smith. 
May 6. At Mr. Lawrence's (Flushing), Elizabeth, d, of George and 
Sarah Lawrence. 

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1880.] Records of St. George's Churchy Hempstead^ L. L 89 

May I a. Phebe, d. of Benjamin and Hannah Smith. 

** " James, s. of Samuel and Katherine Cornell. • 

May 20. Phebe, d. of John and Mary Marvin. 
" " Elizabeth, d. of Samuel and Mary Denton. 
" " Miriam, d. of Charles and Abigail Cornel. 
" " Anne, A of Adam and Miriam Seabury. 
June 5. At Oyster Bay, L. I.„ John A., s., of John and Prudence 
Susanna, d. of Isaac and Susanna Baldin. 
Peter, s. of Peter and Margaret Shuryheur. 
Stephen, s. of John and I.ucretia Linnington. 
James, s. of John and Martha Bedel. Both. deceased. 
Joseph, s. of Henry and Ruth Jackson. 
Winefred, d. of Isaac and Phebe Smith. 
William Smith, adult. 

John, s., Elizabeth, d, Benjamin, s., of Samuel and Lerinah 


Jan. 15. Samuel, s. of Benjamin and Elizabeth Treadwell. 

Mar. 21, Timothy, s. of Israel and Elizabeth Horsefield, of York Ferry. 

May I. Epenetus, s. of Epenetus and Katherine Piatt. ^ 

" " Philip, s. of Isaac and Margaret Smith. 

May 6. At Huntington, Long Island, Anna, d. of Josiah and Jerusha 

« " Mary, d. of Jeremiah and Abigail Rogers. 

«* " Samuel Pearsall, adult. 

" '' John S., s., Anna, d., of Samuel and Keziah PearsalL 

The Rev. Mr. Samuel Seabury, Rector of St George's Parish, de- 
parted this life on Friday Morning, the 15^ of June, 1764, in the 58* year 
<^his age. 

June 16. By Rev. Mr. Seabury of Jamaica, Benjamin T., s. of Daniel , 

and Pegge Kissam. 
Aug. 12. Ann, d. of David and Sarah Peterson. 
Oct 10. Sarah, d. of Benjamin and Susanna Hewlett 


April 9. Alchy, d. of Jonathan and Eloner Gildersleeve. 
Jujy 2 1. Esther, d. of Cornelius and Elizabeth Miller. 

" " Phebe, d. of Samuel and Mary Dentdh. 

" ** Hannah, d. of John and Laircha Linnington. 

" " Hannah, d. of Nicholas and Phebe Watts. 
Oct 13. Samuel, s. of Adam and Miriam Seabury. 

" " Timothy, s. of Benjamin and Elizabeth Treadwell.* 

" " Mary, d. of Israel and Mary Smith. 

** " Margaret, d. of Morrice and Mary Smith of Chester, Conn. 
Dec. I. Stephen, s. of James and Mary Sills of Setauket, L. I. 

" " Daniel, s. of Isaac and Susanna Baldin. 
Dec 29. James, s. of Thomas and Ann Horsefield of Brooklin. 

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Dec. 29. Samuel, s., Elizabeth, d, of William and Miriam Cornell, 
9 (deceased) 


April 13. Rachel, d. of Thomas and Rachel Van Wyck. 
Aug. 2. Margaret, d ot William and Phebe Smith. 
Sep. 5. Mary Lester, adult. 
Nov. 9. David, s. of Richard Gildersleeve. 
Dec. I. Elizabeth, d of Daniel and Mary Kissaon. 
" " Benjamin, s. of John and Rebecca Mitchell. 

Lbonaxo) Cutting, Rector. 

April I. Richard, s. of Daniel and Peggy Kissam. 

April 5. At Oisterbay, Divine, s. of John and Sarah Hewlett. 

April 12. Charity, d. of Charles and Abagail Cornell. 

May 3. Hannah, d. of Samuel and Margaret Stringum. 

May 14. Hannah, d. of John and I.ucretia Linints. 

May 22. At Musceto Cove, Maria, d of Abraham and Grace Walton of 

N. Y. City. 
May 24. Judith, d. of Nicholas and Phebe W&tts. 

May 2S. John Lamberson, an adult ; Mary Bond, an adult ; Mary Wig- 
gins, an adult 

" " Phebe, d of Abraham and Jane Bond. 
July 19. At Huntington, Elizabeth, d of Reuben and Elizabeth Dean. 

" " Thomas, s. of Thomas and Hannah Jarvis. 

" " Ebenezer, s. of Isaiah and Elizabeth Rogers. 

" " John, s. of Shubal and Freelove Smith. 
Aug. 2. James, s. of Stephen and Jane Thome. 
Sep. 9. Elizabeth, d. of George D. and Frances Ludlow. 
Sep. 18. Sarah, d. of Samuel and Susannah Treadwell. 
Sep. 20. At Flushing, Anne Cornell, adult. 
. Nov. 4. At Flushing, Sarah, d., Mary, d., Samuel C, s., Charlotte, d. 
Francis, s., of Francis and Hannah Brown. 
Nov. 6. Sarah, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Grenold. 
Dec 8. Jane, d. of Jonathan and Hellena Gildersdeeve. 
Dec. •29. Adam, s. of Adam and Miriam Seabury. 


Jan. 8. Martha, wife of William Thome. 

" «* ■ Sarah, d., Richard, s., Thomas C, s., Ms«y, d.^ William, s., 
John, s., of Williaip and Martha Thome. 
Feb. 7. Elizabeth, d. of Benjamin and Elizabeth TreadwelL 
Feb. 21. Hannah, d., Anne, d, ol Joseph and Hannah Hall. 
Mar. 16. At Jamaica, Alice, d. of Col. Josisdi and Elizabeth Martin. 
April 10. At Huntington, Samuel, s. of Saniuel and Kesiah Pearsall. 

** ** Isabella, d. of Henry and Anne AUee. 

" " Robert, s. of John and Jane Kelly. 
April 12. Thomas, s., Jane, d., Sarah, d., Ruth, d, of William land Sstfah 

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July 6. Hannah Rhodes, adult 
" " Anne Rhodes, adult. 
" " Samuel Rhodes, adult. 

Eleanor, d. of William and Elizabeth Colder. 

Benjamin W., s. of Joseph and Sarah Horsheld. 

Elizabeth, d. of Elizabeth and John Allen. ' 


Elizabeth^ d. of John and Eilizabeth I)eMott. 

Abigail, a, Thomas, s., Samuel, s., Joseph, s;. Of Thomas and 

Susanna C^irman. 
Sarah Thorne, wife of Richard Thome. 
Mary Seaman, adult. 

Richard, s. of Ricl^ard and Sarah Thorne. 
Henry Peters, adult. 
Rebecca, wife of Jacob Smith. 
Sarah, wife of William Treadwell. 
James, s. of William and Sarah Treadwell. 
Ruth, d. of Jacob and Rebecca Smith. 
Martha Seamans, widow. 
Anne Seamans, adult. 
Martha Seamans, adult 
Jane, d.,' Philena, d. of Martha Seamans. 
Mordecai, s. of Isaac and Mary Smith. 
Jemima Hewlett, adult. 
Stephen, s. of Benjamin and Jemima Hewlett. 
At Flushing, Gabriel V., s. of Gabriel G, and Anne Ludlow. 
" " Sarah, d. of Charles and Sarah Crommelir. 
Mar. 30. Silvanus Smith, Tinaothy Smith, Jane Smith, Deborah Smith, 

Mary Smith, adults. 
John, s., Jcnney, d, of Timothy and Jane.Smith. 
Anna, d. of Charles and Abigail Cornell. 
Catherine, d. of George and Catherine West of Shrewsbeny, 

At Musceto Cove, Mana E., d. of Abraham and Grace Walton. 
Cornelius, s. of Gilbert and Abigail Van Wyck. 
Jonathan Doxee, William Doxee, adults. 
Henry, s. of John and Lucretia Linnton. 
George D., s. of George D. and Frances Ludlow. 
Henry, s. of Nicholas and Phebe Watts. 
Philip Thome, adult 

Robert, s., Mary, d., of Philip and Abigail Thome. 
Phebe, d. of Richard and Catherine Smith.. 
Jonas, s. of Samuel and Mary Denton. 
Phebe, d. of Philip S. and Elizabeth Piatt 
Cornell Smith, adult 
Elijah, s., Cornell, s., Jacob, s,, Mary, d., Amos, s., John, s., of 

Cornell and Mercy Smith. 
Sarah, d. of John and Sarah Hewlett of Oisterbay. 
Elizabeth Smith, Joseph Smith, adults. . 
John, s., Timothy, s., Silvanus, s., oif Silvanus and Sarah Smith. 









































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May 7. 























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Dec. 12. Mary Waters, adult 

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Sarauel, s. of William and Martha Thome. 



























Oct i6. 











Dec. i6. 

Dec. 24. WiUiam, s. of Jonathan and Hellena Gildersleeve. 


James, s. of Elijah ind Dinsdi Wopd. 

Daniel, s. of Richard and Sarah Thome. 

At Oisterbay, Joseph Webb, adult 

Margaret, d. of Richard and Catherine Smith. 

Isabella V,, d, William, s., Anne, d., Florinda, d., of George and 

Catherine West of Shrewsbury, N. J. 
Benjamin, s. of Benjamin and Elizabeth Treadwell. 
Samuel, s. of Gilbert and Abigail Van Wyck. 
At Oisterbay, Richard, s. of Richard and Mercy Chew. 
William, s. of Nicholas and Phebe Watts.* 
At Oisterbay, Phebe. d. of Rowland and Phebe Chambers. 
Thomas, s., William s., Samuel, s. of William and Phebe Stiles. 
Elizabedi, d. of Cornelius and Elizabeth Millar. 
Gilbert L., s« of Alexander and Sarah Menzies of Dutchess Co. 
Samuel, s. of Hendrick and Phebe Onderdonk. 
Samuel, 8., Silvanus, s., of Elisha and Hannah Spragg. 
Abigail, d. of Margaret Smith. 
Elizabeth, d. of Adam and Miriam Seabury. , 
Miriam, d. of John and Elizabeth Cornell 
At Oisterbay, John, s. of Daniel and Elizabeth Calong. 
Elizabeth, d. of John and Mary Thome. 


Jan. 17. Richard, s., Rebecca, d., Abigail, d., Mary d., William, s., of 
William and Mary Gritman. 
Ezekiel, s., Miriam, d., of James and Abigail Verity. 
Samuel, s. of Henry and Jemima Millar. 
Jan. 27. Jane, d. of Charles and Abigail Cornell. 
Jan. 28. Sarah, wife of Peter Loumberdie. 

" ** Elizabeth, d., Phebe, d., of Peter and Sarah Loumb^die. 

" " John Whaley, adult 

** "' Benjamin, s., Peter, s., Hester, d., Phebe, d., Deborah, d., of 

John and Mary Whaley. 
*' ** Jonathan, s. of John and Sarah Sniffen. 
Feb. 14. William, s., Elizabeth, d., of John and Elizabeth Barhit 
Feb. 25. Elizabeth, d. of Samuel and Susannah Treadwell. 
Mar. 15. Abraham, s. of Abraham and Grace Walton of Musceto Cove. 
April 7. William, s. of Nicholas and Phebe Watts. 
May 10. Charity, d., Phebe, d., David, s., of Caleb and Margaret 

May 12. Sarah, d. of Richard and Sarah Thome. 

«* " H^nry, s. of William and Sarah Treadwell. 
June 20. Samuel-George-Thomas, son of Josiah Martin, Esq., Governor 
of North Carolina, and Elizabeth Martin. Sponsors — 
Josiah Martin, Esq., Dr. Samuel Martin, Mary Martin. 

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Sarah, d. of Thomas arid Rachel Van Wyck of Oisterbay. 

Sarah, wife of James Verity. 

Mary Smith, adult. 

Sarah Verity, adult. 

Anetta, d. of Gabriel G. and Anne Ludlow, 

William, s. of John and Ruth Gritman. 

Mary, d. of John and Mary Marvin. 

At Oisterbay, Elizabeth, d. of John and Sarah Hewlett. 

Joseph, s. of Joseph (deceased) and Mary Maud of Bay of Hon- 
duras. Said Joseph was aged about nine years. 

Peggy, d. of Daniel and Peggy Kissara. 

Rebecca Rhodes, adult. 

Daniel Gildersleeve, adult. 

Simeon, s., Stephen, s., Mary, d., David, s., Elizabeth, d., of 
Richard and Elizabeth Gildersleeve. 

Daniel, s. of Timothy and Rebecca Rhodes. 

Elizabeth, d. of Gilbert and Abigail Van Wyck. 

Elijah, s. of Elijah and Dinah Wood. 

Betsey, d. of William and Phebe Smith. 

Phebe, d. of Philip and Abigail Thome. 





























By Charles B. Moore. 

Continued fix>m p. za of the Rbcosd. 

The next record we have of John Moore on L. I., is by a letter written 
at Hempstead, dated 25th Sept, 165 1, found in Holland, and copied with 
spelling corrected, in the second vol. of N. Y. Colonial (Holland) Docu- 
ments, p. 156, as follows : 

" The Madstrates of Heemstede to the Directors at Amsterdam. 
^* Honorable and Ri^t Worshipful 

" After tendering our love, humble service, and due reverence, we have taken the 
**• liberty to inform your Honors that we have received your friendly and acceptable let- 
'* ters d^ed Amsterdam, aist March 165 1, by which we learn your Honor's care, atten- 
" tion, and favor towards us ; and howbeit we do not deserve sucb, neither the favors 
** received nor those proferred, whereof although unworthy, yet shall we exert ourselves 
** to be and remain your Honors honest, lovmg and faithful friends and subjects, as 
** your Honors were pleased formerly to name and style us ; being anxious to obey your 
** commands, according to the rules of righteousness, beyond which we are certain your 
*^ Honors will neither ask nor order. In regard to those who have been malignant or 
*' malevolent towards our respected Governor and government, we hope that your Hon- 
'* not include us among them, as we have not countenanced nor assisted them 
**" nor their complaints or designs. And as we have found the Governor to be an hon- 
** orable upright and wise person, of courteous demeanor towards us at all times, in all 
" places, and on all required occasions, we request that we may have htm to respect and 
'^ encourage as far as in our humble power and means lie^, as your Honor's President 
*• and our very dear Governor. In opposition to those who are contrarily inclined, we 
** say : ' Dieu et mon droit ; Hony soit qui' mal y pense.' Evil be to mm who evil 

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*' thinks. Hoping that he will endeavor to patronize and protect those who are honest 
" and upright, which is a wholesome principle or fundamental, together with their hon- 
'* est affairs, according to the will of God ; we cannot do less than humbly and earnestly 
'* thank your Honors for bearing in mind to provide us with powder and lead ; request- 
** ing in like manner your annual supplement thereof, and we shall endeavor honestly ta 
'* satisfy you with such pay as we shall receive. But we cannot forego submitting to 
'* your Honors one sad grievance or hardship, which is the more painful to us because of 
** your diligence and care to prevent it, and its direful consequences, notwithstanding 
^' which our grievances remain unredressed. We mean the daily and public sale to the 
" Indians of powder and lead, many men making such a pr&ctise of this trade that they 
" cannot live without this desperate traffic Thus it is probable tha't those Indians will 
" in a short time be the destruction both of the Dutch and English, as such practise ren- 
*'ders them powerful and merciless; so that unless a supernatural power keep them 
''under, neither nation will be able to resist them. Moreover since our last letters to 
'* your Honors, wherein we sought a reform in this matter, these Indians have been 
*' guilty of various insolences; hundreds of them coming on the Island, have killed our 
" cattle and carried them oflf to their own plantations to feast on them. They have also 
*< carried the meat to the Manhattans, and sold it there to the Dutch in place of venison. 
** They have driven out of the pasture, through the swamps, our remaining and surviv- 
*< ing cattle, over our standing corn, so that we have this summer, been damaged to the 
" extent of more than a thousand guilders. 'Tis a matter of small moment in their eyes 
'* to kill a good ox, merely for the horns to carry powder in. Sometimes they slay a. 
'• man, sometimes a woman ; plunder the houses ; purloin our guns ; pry into our affairs ; 
"endeavor to drown the people; strip the children in the fields and wbods; prowl 
"abroad with masks or visors; slaughter our hogs; and when we demand satisfaction 
" challenge us to fight, boasting of their great number of men and guns. All this pro- 
" ceeds from the daily supply of powder lead and muskets or guns by the Monhaens and 
'* Dutch trade. So that if your Honors will not remedy this intolerable plague and that 
** soon — for we dread a heavier misfortune, namely, their barbarous or cruel insurrection 
" — ^we shall be obliged, though disinclined, to abandon our dwellings and your Honors' 
"jurisdiction. And it sorely roils our English blood that we should be slaves and raise 
" com and cattle too, for Indian vagabonds ; that our wives should be so terrified, our 
" children ill-treated, our substance wasted and endangered, and that all this occurs 
"whilst our hands are tied, and those of our enemies are at liberty and strengthened by 
•* their daily supplies and stores. "We trust your Honors will seriously consider that, in 
"case we suffer wrong, the property of your own nation will therefore, in like manner 
'* suffer, should this barbarous and inhuman race be encouraged and strengthened. We 
" seek the welfare and prosperity of the Dutch ; but it is not to be endured that they 
" should obtain their incomes or profits in this way, to the ruin and destruction of them- 
*^ selves and us, and the extirpation of both our races. Wherefore the humble Petition- 
" ers pray us to request your Honors attention, with all possible expedition, to the 
" reformation of the aforesaid, if our lives are dear and precious to you, which otherwise. 
" will be cut short, yea, probably before your Honors will hear again from us. Our 
" Governor would most willingly redress these grave abuses, but he finds it to be a matter 
" beyond his power, and a matter of great difficulty as the madness is so general among 
" traders. And whereas your Honors have been pleased to intimate in your letters that 
*• neither the Governor nor any other person should so trade on pain of your displeasure 
*' and indignation, we take the liberty to inform your Honors, inasmuch as dissatisfaction 
^ may arise from misunderstanding, that we have never accused our Governor in this 
'" matter ; and we do not now accuse him, but on the contrary defend him before your 
*< Honors and say that we hope and believe he would redress it were it in his power, ap- 
** proving the propositions and applications of our remaining and esteemed friends^ who 
•* nold dear the public good. 

** We have still a further request to make, viz\ that your Honors would be pleased 
^*to send over some servant men, who are here as precious as gold both in regard to oinr 
*' work and to om- protection, as matters stand at present, or shall hereafter fare with us, 
** on condition that your Honors will please to order us to be provided with goods on 
** somewhat more reasonable terms, which could easily be done, and the traders still 
** make a good profit and gain ; for at present we are forced to buy supplies at excessive 
*• prices ebewhere, whenever liquors are all out and consumed on the Manhattans. We 
'* shall do our best to make due returns in produce, the proceeds of our servants lal>orv 
** vit. in com, beef, pork and butter, tobacco, staves and such like wares in exchange 
*' for such merchandise as we shall receive. 

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'* We beg your Honors pardon for luiYing so long detained you, but thank yon most 
" sincerely for all received benefits ; regarding the difficulties already experienced and 
" still to oe apprehended, we are necessitated to request your Honor's assistance together 
** with the reformation thereof, if it possibly be, in accordance with our request, which 
** is the cause of our writing so much. Herewith we desist from troubling your Honors 
*'any further; but wishing you all honor and prosperity, and that the Father of Mercy 
•* may be pleased to show mercy to you who are so good to his people. 

(Signed) " Your Honor's servants in all dutifulness and good opportunity. 

** Jleenutede, September 25th, 1651, new style." 

(Signatures of magistrates not copied.) 

'^This is a true copy, agreeing with the original, which I, yokn Moore, Minister of 
'• the church of H^emstedt do attest." 

This letter was noticed by the j>resent writer in the fourth volume of 
the Record, pp. 131, 133, etc. It was pronounced "full of historical 
** description,** and as depicting truly ** the consequences of such a political 
*• blunder as that in which the Dutch Governor was engaged ;" viz., arming 
the Indians, and taking sides, or preparing to do so, with the supjwrters of 
Charles II., after the conquest of Ireland, and after the battle of Dlmbar, 
and hazarding a contest with Cromwell, then in the height of his authority 
and glory. Repeated readings of the letter only add to the opinion of its 
character and importance. Other events, such as the battle of Worcester, 
in England, on 3d September, 1651, a few days before the date of the 
letter, greatly over-shadowed this small and remote affair. The letter, it 
seems, was written in English, to be read and forwarded by the Governor. 
This duplicate may have been copied, certified, and sent by other hands. 
Dr. Adnan Van der Donck was then at Amsterdam (i N. Y. His. Doc, 
Holland, 438). He does not mention it. It was disregarded. The 
Dutch were afterward encountered at sea, and overthrown by Cromwell. 
The Indian forays occurred as foretold by the letter. 

Another letter was written by the magistrates " of Gravesend to the 
Directorsat Amsterdam,** dated 11 days earlier; 14th September, 1651 ; but 
perhaps, old style (N. Y. Col. Doc., Holland, vol., 2, p. 154). The two 
were probably written to be forwarded together. It covered some of the 
same ideas in difilerent language but with noticeable variations ; and it pro? 
claimed other opinions. It represented the trading class connected with 
the Dutch ships, and was entirely subservient to the Governor and them in 
all their schemes. It boldly recommended " negroes or Blacks,*' to be pro- 
cured and sent over for sale as ser%'ants by which " your Honors iVill have 
** double profits ; first from what we shall pay for those negroes ; secondly 
" from the Tenths ;** meaning the -jJ^ to be allowed by the settlers to the 
Governor fi-om the crops. But the Hempstead letter, although it mentioned 
the want of laboring servants, betrayed no knowledge of tMs dark notion. 
Being so much exposed to Indians, the writers of it could not have safely 
flavored the idea, tf informed of it. That letter from Gravesend uttered 
some opinions about a strong and non-elective government (favoring 
Stuyvesant and Charles II.) which the Hempstead letter did not express, 
and which probably its writers did not entertain. It suggested an exclu- 
sive trade with Holland, which was not the Hempstead plan. It was an 
oversight of Mr. Brodhead to call the letters from the two different places 
similar (i Brodhead's History, 527). The letter from the Directors at 
Amsterdam to which this (like the Hempstead one) was an answer, it 
appears, was dated 21st March, 1651, and was handed to them by the Gov- 
ernor. The Directors* letter perhaps has not been published. It is one of 

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the missing papers. But the resolutions of the States General of that date, 
and other explanatory documents, can be read in i N. Y. Col. Doc. 435 
&c. The plan about the slave-trade appears in a publication by Mr. 
Munsell in 1867. The Gravesend letter (N. Y. Col. Doc. Vol. 2, p. 155) 
admits some co-operation, but not consultation with the Hempstead 
magistrates. It says, " we presume that your Honors are informed by our 
"neighbors of Hemstede of the divers injuries and damages done them by 
" the Indians on various occasions, by slaughtering their cattle, as well as 
** those of private Individuals at other places," &c., &c. " The fact is, so 
" great a quantity *' (of arms) ** of every sort were imported and sold to the 
•• Indians that the latter have thereby become obstinate and daring ene- 
"mies, highly dangerous to our lives and properties and difficult to toler- 
" ate," &C., &c« This Gravesend letter was signed by George Baxter and 
some others who could write, in fair English, but we know of none (ex- 
cluding th^ Denton's) then at Hempstead, who could have composed the 
letter of 25th Sept., 1651, except our John Moore. The changing of the 
spelling (except " Heempstede " in one letter and " Hemstede " in the 
other) and the absence of the originals (perhaps yet accessible in Holland) 
deprive us of some means of identification ; but the long sentences, relig- 
ious style, and courtly manner betray the writer. Capt Topping could 
help him talk about the Indians ; but could not write in that style. And 
a comparison of this letter with the Cambridge Petition of 1646 indicates 
where and how Mr. Moore had learned to write and practise to please as 
he did. The minutes of the town do not aid us as to his clerkship at 
Hempstead. In 1650 Daniel Denton, son of Rev. Mr. Denton, was town 
clerk. On i8th October, 1650, at " a full town meeting," as certi6ed by him, 
** by order from the magistrates" it was decreed that "all persons in this 
" town shall duly resort to the public meetings on the Lord's day and 
" public days of Fasting and Thanksgiving forenoon and afternoon under 
"penalty of 5 guilders for the i"* absence, 10 for the second and 20 for the 
" 3*^." After this, fines were to follow, corporal punishment^ or banish- 

It was not an uncommon course at that period to bring in the civil 
magistrate to force an attendance at church, especially when a part of the 
congregation strongly preferred to hear another preacher. We are simply 
informed that these violent compulsoiy orders to attend church could not 
be enforced in Hempstead. Daniel Denton, the previous clerk, went out 
of office and preserved no minutes of the next choice of magistrates. We 
can infer from circumstances that Capt Thomas Topping, coming from 
Southampton (where he was in 1650), was one of those elected in 165 1 
(not of the Yorkshire set), who probably after his election had the order 
tC attend church repealed or not enforced, and who probably pressed the 
appointment of John Moore as clerk, whom of course he knew. 

The next spring there was a town election at Hempstead, but a failure 
to comply with the Dutch Governor's rule, of having a double set of names 
sent to the Governor so that he might select and appoint such as best 
pleased him, and have their favor. 

1652, April 8. The Governor declared the election at Hempstead 
illegal, as they had not sent him a double set of names as the Patent re- 
quired, and it was further held that all they had done since Capt Topping 
went away was null. Richard Gildersleeve, Mr. Coe, and Daniel White- 
head were magistrates in 1652 [Dutch MSS., XI.j 53] and two of these 

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soon appeared at Newtown where they could more easily escape from 

It may be supposed that Mr. Moore had left his wife at Southampton 
and returned there (temporarily). On 7th Nov., 165 1, a bond at Southamp- 
ton signed by John Cooper, had for a witness "John Moore." It may 
have been witnessed at Hempstead. 

In 1652 he was at Hempstead. Mr. Arraitage residing there had a son 
Manassah at the new college in Massachusetts and married a second wife. 
There was due to Mr. Armitage before this date ;^ioo, on two bonds 
which (as he said) he intended to give to his son, so that his new wife 
should not have all, at his decease. ** M'. Moore and M'. Wood " (prob- 
ably Jonas Wood) " being in town " (Hempstead) a deed of gift was exe- 
cuted in their presence, A dispute occurred about this in 1659 (which 
serves to preserve a record for us), and then the wife of Jeremy Wood 
stated the date of the deed, " about seven years past." This gi^es us the 
date 1652. 

In April, of that year, the Directors at Amsterdam wrote to N. Y., " In 
order that you may be the more fully assured of our good intention, we do 
hereby consent that the Commonalty yonder shall have liberty to repair to 
the coast of Angola, Africa, & transport thence as many negroes as they 
will make use of for the cultivation of their lands,** &c. In that year, ac- 
cording to Rikefs Newtown (pp. 26, 27), leave was given by Gov. Stuy- 
vesant for a new town of Englishmen, at first called Middleburg and those 
from New England were "joined by some respectable .individuals from 
" Heemstede or Hempstead," " among whom were Robert Coe and Richard 
" Gildersleeve ; " and from Hempstead "came the proposed pastor of the 
" new settlement the Rev. John Moore, of whose previous history nothing" 
(he said) " had been learned, except that he had been the clergyman of 
**the church at Heemstede." The summer of 1652 witnessed the first 
harvest. On 29th April,* 1653, the English settlers, terrified by reports of 
Indian hostilities, sailed for Stamford. The war, under Cromwell, between 
English and Dutch occurred. The English generally retired from it, east- 
wardly. News of peace arrived at New York on i6th July, 1654, or be- 
fore ; and attempts at a settlement of the new town were again renewed. 

To what place or region Mr. Moore went we are not informed ; but 
have the impression that he was seekmg a regular ordination and that he 
went to Europe and possibly to Ireland (but perhaps to Barbadoes), and 
returned after the war was over. The death of his father-in-law (Howell) 
in 1655, might call him east on L. I., but we have seen no mark of his 
being at Southampton.* 

In 1655 and 1656 the settlers of Middleburg 'sought to observe publicly 
some religious worship, and in the absence of Mr. Moore, the schoolmasn 
ter Mr. Richard Mills, or some other (perhaps John Burroughs from Salem) 
read for those in attendance ; and doubtless there were prayers and sing, 
ing. Mr. Mills had been town clerk of Soutliampton up to 165 1. He 
sold his home lot to John Cooper, Jr., and soon removed. He appeared 
on the west end of the Island, and was arrested and imprisoned by order 
of Gov. Stuyvesant in 1653. He was at Stamford in 1654, and at different 
dates in various other towns as schoolmaster. The return of Mr. Moore 
to Newtown perhaps need not be detailed. Mr. Riker has told the story. 

* Notioe Rev. Joahom Hobwf s voyage to Barbadoes and of many others to England, including dergy- 

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Colonial Family of Smith. — ^Joshua Hett. — ^Joshua Hett Smith. 

By M. L. Delafield. 

Judge William Smith, born at Newport Pagnell, England, 8th October, 1697 ; 
arrived in New York, 17th August, 17 15, with his father, mother, and two brothers. 
His father, Thomas, died in New York, 17th November, 1745; his mother, Susanna, 
having returned to England, on a visit, died there 9th March, 1729. Judge William 
Smith was admitted to the bar, 1724, and became one of the leading lawyers of the 
province. In connection with James Alexander he defended Mr. Van Dam, and later John 
Peter Zenger, the editor, against the government. Was Attorney General, member of 
His Majesty's Council, Judge of Supreme Court, etc., etc 

He was twice married; first, 011 the nth May, 1727. to Mary, daughter of Joshua 
Hett, by whom he had fifteen children. Mrs. Smith died in N. Y., 22d August, 1754, 
and was hurried in the aisle of the old South Church. His youngest child was Joshua 
Hett Smith, bom 27th May, 1749, who resided on the North River near Haverstraw; 
was engaged with Colonel Beverly Robinson in Arnold's treason. After Ai^dr^*s cap- 
ture, he was put on trial, but escap^ within the British lines. 

Information is desired as to the parentage of Mrs. William Smith. Who was Joshua 
Hett, her father, and who did he marry ? It is suggested that they were of Massachusetts, 
but this lacks authority. 

What became of Joshua Hett Smith — did he marry and leave issue ? Is there any 
' foundation for the belief that the American authorities connived at his escape after 
Andrews execution ? 

Fleldston, February, 188a 


The Archives of the Briggs Family. By Sam, Briggs, of the Historical Society, 
Cleveland, Ohio. Svo, pp. 265. i88a 

The writer, it seems, sought information in every direction that he could think of, 
respecting persons of the name of Briggs, and received such a mass that he could arrange 
but a small part in order, as belonging to one family, and thereupon has published the 
substantial parts of the whole. Had the name bean '^ Smith** or ** Brown,** no one, 
perhaps, would have been surprised at such a result. Going back to England for an an* 
cestrai stock, he found the name came from the same source as the m^em-spelt word 
'* Bridge,** and found it variously spelled in all the records imtil the i8th Century ; with 
the vowel either **u,** **y,** or ** i ; ** with either one or two ** 5*5,** and generally with- 
out the** d.** In the earliest forms it wjis " Atc-Bruge,** or »* Attc-Brigge ** for our 
«' at the Bridge ; ** and in 1273, ** Ate-Bruge-end ** for "at the bridge end.** Although 
the modem name generally ha3 ^*s** for its termination, he has dropped entirely the 
English and American names of ** Bridges,** and excluded the ** Bruges** family, which 
long maintained the peerage name of Chandos, as well as our Anglo-Dutch family of 
** Ourel Ver Bnigge of Cs^telburg,** alias Charles Bridges. And he has even by accident 
left out the old preacher, in 1702-20, Christopher Bridge, of Rye. But he has pubKshed 
an extraordinary gathering, which may greatly aid any successor of the Briggs family, 
and be useful to many others. It will show them, in how many places such information 
may be found, as well as supply its items to many in pursuit of mere traces. 

The author says in his valedictory that he never heard of the ^* Briggs ** wh6 had the 
ambition to undertake a similar enterprise, and that if he had any conception of the 
magnitude of the work, he should neyer have begun it. And after stating his various 
other active engagements, he adds '* that I have been able to accomplish this work, not- 
withstanding my varied employments, is a source of great satisfaction to myself.*' 

We are at. liberty to infer that, if other employments p^mit, we may hear more 
about it M" 

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The Descendants of Nathaniel Mowry of Rhode Island. By William A» 
Mowry, A.M. Providence : Sidney S. Rider, 1878. 8vo, pp. 343. 

A Family History. Richard Mowry of Uxbridge, Mass. His Ancestors and 
Descendants. By William A. Mowry, A.M. Providence: Sidney S. Rider, 
1878. 8vo, pp. 239. 

Both of these works are from the pen of WilHam A. Mowry, A.M., of the Rhode 
Island Historical Society ; and both were published by S. S. Rider, of Providence, in 1878. 
Our Society is indebted for them to the liberality of Mr. S. W. Phoenix. They are well 
edited, and in a neat and comparatively inexpensive fbrm. The various spelling of the 
name by the early settlers, "Mory," ** Mowry,'' "Mawry," or ** Moory " for the first 
syllable, and often *^ ey,*' or ^* ie " for the second, is explained by the author as owing to 
tbe little attention paid in those days to orthography, and to the fact that most of the 
documents preserved are copies, and we have only the spelling of the clerk. Many ori- 
ginal documents preserved, compared with the public records, show the liberties taken 
with orthography by those unskilled and often poorly paid officials. There is, however, 
a marked improvement in the spelling where the copies are taken from plain and well 
written originals instead of the strangely written, or from the mere sound by the ear. 
Comparing all these, an expert attentive to provincialisms will form a pretty sure opinion 
of the proper name to be printed. Some of the old signatures and old documents are 
preserved, and from them descendants have generally taken the name ** Mowry.'' At 
Salem, Mass , the earliest records seem to b« generally "Maury" and *'Mory." Tiie 
oldest person of the name '* Roger " was at Salem, when Roger Williams was there, and 
followed him to Rhode Island ; and it is now left uncertain whether he was the father or 
the elder brother of the others. Genealogists incline to the opinion that he was the 
father, and will disregard the disparaging course of the Salem '* painters'* affecting per- 
sons of opposite religions and political parties, because religion mixed with politics only 
oiakes parties more inveterate and more cautious to report nothing favorable to opponents, 
and nothing^ unfavorable to friends. 

The books are a valuable contribution to hbtory, and may aid the idea that genealogy 
is as instructive when it describes the lowly or oppressed, and develops '*good blood" 
capable of improvement, as when it paints the rich or powerful, who may rise rapidly^ 
but as rapidly sink to insignificance or crime. M. 

Farwell Ancestral Memorial. Henry Farwell and his descendants; with 
branches of other Farwell families and their descendants. By David Parsons "^ 
Holton, M.D., A.M., and Frances K. ^ (Forward) Holton. New York, D. P. ' 
Holton, M.D., publisher. 1879. Pp. 206. 
This book has b^en laid aside with the'design of giving it a careful and extended review. 
Courage and strength have failed. The known characterbtics of the writer, *' his pas- 
sionate fondness for science," his active mind and energetic action, have rendered it less 
necessary. The copy presented to our society contains an account of some English Far- 
well families, and besides the text of the memorial, and its numerous charts and explana- 
tions, it contains an enlarged list of abbreviations, a suplemental index of places and 
things, a genealogical query about CoL Thomas Winslow, of Ireland, reported died in 
1766, aged 146 ; a chart uf other Winslows in Ireland ; a brief essay on Chronology, 
and Calendar, with other items ; and (what may be as interesting as any part) the per- 
sonal reminiscences of Dr. Holton, read before the Society in 1874. In short, the book 
contains a great deal of information, spread over, or gathered from a wide space of time 
a^ place, and much of it condensed and valuable. It is not easy to tell what the infor- 
mation is without coj>ying it,, which would be unfair. The authors test some genealogi- 
cal.rules to get tbe average ; and in various fonns not only record and proclaim facts, 
but develop ideas equal^ useful to others. All this, we can safely say, without being 
charged with partialiiy^ not nailing a person . either with praise or blame among the 
oEiany named in the wprk, but in history, botany^ economy, politics, or any science, 
uniting to extend a kqowledg^ of it, M« 

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The Williams Family ; tracing the Descendants of Thomas Williams, of Roxbury, 
• Mass. ; compiled by George Huntington Williams (of Utica, N. Y.)f with a Preface 
by Prof. S. Wells Williams, LL.D. (late Charg6 d'Affairs in China). Boston, 
Printed for private distritnition. i88a ".With a hope of stimulating " • • «« ef- 
forts of a .similar character." 

This tract, reprinted from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register 
for January, 1880, particularly relates to the branch of this ancient family, which has 
grown up in this State. The hope expressed,, we have enlarged in meaning, so as not to 
cofine it to the brtmches of any one tree, but extend it as widely, as the travels and 
studies of the principal writer, who has favored us with the preface. M. 

Bartow Genealogy. Containing every one of the Name of Bartow and other Descend- 
' ants of Doctor Thomas Bartow, who was living at Crediton, in England, a. d. 
1672. By^Rev. Evelyn Bartow, A.M. Supplement. Baltimore, 1879. 8vo. 
Pp. 217 to 318. 

In the April number of 1878 of the Record was briefly noticed the first part of the 
Bartow Genealogy. In the part before us additional documentary evidence from parish 
registers, visitations, wills, family bibles, etc., has been adduced bearing upon the patro- 
nymic branches of the familv ; and also upon the collateral branches in the female line. 
We have here notices of the families of Reid, Pell, Stevenson, Jennings. Pierrepont, 
White, Repiaudet, Hooglandt, and Barto. The part closes with two Inaexes, one of 
Christian names, and one of sur-names — both these indexes include also the names that 
occur in the main work published in 1878. p. 

Genealogy of that Branch of the Russel Family which comprises the 

Descendants of John Russell, of Wobum, Massachusetts, 1640-1878. By John 

Russell Bartlett. Providence. Privately printed. 1879. Royal 8vo. Pp. 212. 

The fact that this volume is marked •* Privately Printed," forbids an extended notice. 

We cannot, however, refrain from saying that its contents evidences the painstaking care 

which characterizes all the writings of the distinguished author and bibliographer of 

Rhode Island. Beside the names of those bearing the name of Russell — descendsmts of 

John Russell, senior, of Wobum, Mass., who was a subscriber to the town orders drawn 

up for it .at Charlestown, in 1640, we have very full and satisfactory accounts of the 

'Drowne brandi of the Russell family, the Bartlett branch, the Cooke branch, and also a 

5artial account of the Brown and Van Vliet families. There is also a sketch of the Rev. 
ohn Russell, of Hadley, Mass., and his descendants. Two well prepared indexes close 
the volume. The illustrations are exceedingly well executed by the artotype or Bierstadt 
process. p. 

The History of Redding, Conn., from its first Settlement to the Present Time. 
With Notes [Genealogical] on the Adams, Banks, Barlow, Bartlett, Bartram, 
Bates, Benedict, Betts, Burritt, Burton, Chatfield, Couch, Darling, Fairchild, 
Foster, Gold, Gorham, Gray, Griffin, Hall, Hawley, Hill, Heron, Hull, Jack^n, 
Lee, Lyon, Lord, Mallory, Meade, Rogers, Rumsey, Sanford, Smith and Snow 
Families. By Charles Burr Todd, New York : i88a 8vo. Pp. 248. With 
- portrait of Joel Barlow. 

The town of Redding, Conn., as now constituted, was originally included in the pur- 
chase made by the proprietors of Fairfield, Conn., in 1639. As an independent town it 
dates from 1767. As the birthplace of the author of ** The ColumbiadJ? it holds an im^ 
portant historic position among the places of interest in the State. The materials for 
the work have been drawn largdy from ancient records of the town and i>arish, from the 
records of the Colony, and from the files of musty papers in the State Library at Hart- 
ford, Conn. The author has performed a prsdseworthy task in preparing this hi^oiy of 
his native town. The typographical execution of the volume is excdlent. 

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The Anniversary Address before the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, February 27, 1880. 

By Jambs Grant Wilson. 


In the course of one of my last conversations with the late Admiral of 
our Navy, he said, while speaking of the naval heroes of the war of 18 12, 
" Isaac Hull was as able a seaman as ever sailed a ship. If I have done 
the country any service afloat, it is in no small degree owing to the ambi- 
tion and enthusiasm he created in me when I was a youngster by his fair 
fight with, and capture of, an English frigate. I always," added the ad- 
miral, "envied Hull that piece of good luck.*' The Commander, that the 
famous Farragut could, after his great achievements at New Orleans and 
Mobile, find it in his heart to envy, possessed many of the traits that char- 
acterized our illustrious American Admiral. He was not, at least in early 
life, unlike him in person, he possessed the same pleasing and unaffected 
manners, the same modesty and magnanimity, the same daring and daunt- 
less courage, and the same spotless reputation in all the various relations 
of life. 

The name of Hull is of English origin. Including the present Com. 
Joseph B. Hull, the family can be traced through eight generations, and, as 
has been said of that of Washington, its history gives proof " of the lineal 
and enduring worth of race." Five persons of the name who are believed to 
have brothers were living in New England within a score of years of that 
stormy day in December, when the May Flower landed her precious 
cargo of pilgrims on Plymouth Rock. Previous to 1638 they had been ad- 
mitted freemen by the General Court of Massachusetts. From these 
sturdy sons of John Hull of London, are descended all, or nearly all, of 
the name now living in this country. One of these brothers was captain 
of an artillery company ; another was, as early as 1634, Representative to 
the General Court i from a third the town of Hull received its name ; 


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while the son of another, who, when Massachusetts Bay assumed the pre- 
rogative of coining money, was her treasurer and master of the mint, 
amassing, for that primitive period, a large fortune in the office before 
Charles II. put a stop to that infringement of his royalties, married Judith 
Quincy, daughter of Edmund Quincy, the first of the honored name to ap- 
pear in the New World. There is an association with the name of this fair 
lady which I fear may not commend itself to the blessings of some of this 
audience who arc accustomed to pass between Boston and New York, by 
way of Long Island Sound ; for John Hull owned real estate in the Nar- 
ragansett country, and in conferring Christian names to those savage 
places, he gave that of his wife to a promontory of ill-repute, which to this 
day is known as Point Judith — a terror to travellers who, like the classic 
Sir Joseph Porter, K, C. B.— 

** When the breezes blow — generally go below.'* 

The daughter of John and Judith Hull was, in the year 1676, married 
to Samuel Sewall, afterwards Chief Justice, whose quaint and curious diary 
has just been published, and is almost as interesting as that of another 
Samuel, who was his contemporary — the immortal Pepys, prince of diarists. 
The mint-master gave his daughter, as dowry, her weight in silver. The 
tradition is that he seated the fair Hannah on a scale, and, in the presence 
of the wedding guests, honestly and fairly balanced her with freshly-coined 
pine-tree shillings. From this marriage has sprung the eminent family of 
Sewall, which has given one chief justice to Canada, arid three to Massa- 

The remaining one of the five Hulls, named Richard, in the year 1639, 
removed from Massachusetts and settled at New Haven. His son, known 
as Dr. John Hull, established himself in the neighboring town of Derby, 
and was for many years its representative in the General Assembly. After- 
wards he went to Wallingford, where he owned a mile square of land, prob- 
ably granted to him for services rendered as surgeon in King Philips' war. 
From him are descended General William Hull, and the hero who, with 
the frigate Constitution, in which he broke the charm of British invincibility 
on the sea " whose slaughter breathing brass grew hot, and spoke her 
name among the nations of the earth," is the subject of this paper. 

Isaac, the eldest of seven sons of Joseph and Sarah Hull, was born at 
Derby, March 9, 1775, early enough to hear the echoes of the guns fired 
at Lexington and Concord. His father entered the army as Lieut, of 
Artillery, and was made prisoner at the capture of Fort Washington. * After 
his exchange in 1778 he was placed in command of a flotilla on Long 
Island Sound, and did some good sea service for his country. He was a 
second time captured by the enemy, and was one of the unhappy patriots 
who sufiered martvrdom in a Jersey prison-ship. Isaac as a child was on 
one occasion out in a boat, when a squall came up suddenly, accompanied 
by thunder, lightning, and heavy rain. While the other children cried with 
fright, our little hero laughed and clapped his hands, an incident remind- 
ing us of Gray's lines in the " Progress of Poesy :** 

** the dauntless chOd 

Stretched forth his little mrms, and smiled.** 

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** Fear, grandmother ? " said the hero of Trafalgar, when seven summers 
old, " fear, grandmother ? I never saw fear ! '* Isaac Hull, at the same age, 
might have indulged in similar childish prattle. He certainly li^^ed the 
words of Lord Nelson. His father being dead, he was at an early age 
adopted by his uncle, General Hull, who wished to educate him with a view 
to his entering Yale College, where he himself was graduated, in 1772, but 
the boy's unconquerable passion for the sea made him an unwilling and a 
somewhat unsuccessful student ; and so we find him at fourteen, following 
the natural bent of his genius and choosing the sea for his field of action. 
He entered the merchant service, beginning, in accordance with the custom 
of that time, as a cabin-boy, on a ship belonging to one of Gen. Hull's 
friends. The vessel was afterwards wrecked, and the captain was saved by 
the brave young sailor of sixteen. Before he was twenty-one years of age, 
he was commander of a ship that sailed to the West Indies. He was in this 
position at the first establishment of the American navy, and so great was 
the reputation which he had already acquired as a skilful seaman, that he 
entered the service as fourth lieutenant, his commission being dated March 
9, 1798, his twenty-third birthday. Hull saw his first service in our infant 
navy, under Com. Samuel Nicholson, commanding the Constitution. Two 
years later, while still serving on board the Constitution, then the flagship 
of Com. Talbot, the latter accepted a challenge from the captain of an 
English frigate to engage in a day's trial of speed. Hull, already advanced 
to the grade of First Lieutenant, sailed " Old Ironsides,** and th^admirable 
manner in which he did it was long the subject of eulogy. All hands were 
kept on deck during the entire day, and, just as the sun disappeared, the 
Constitution fired her evening gun, the signal that the sailing match was 
ended. In the race the English frigate was beaten several miles, and her 
boastful captain lost his cask of wine. The manner in which *' Old Iron- 
sides" was handled was entirely due to Hull, whose skill in sailing a ship 
under canvas was ever remarkable. In this particular he was perhaps the 
most efficient officer of the American navy, as he certainly had no superior 
for coolness in the hour of danger. 

During the same cruise, Hull manned from the crew of the Constitution 
a small vessel called the Sally ; ran into Port Platte, Hayti, at noonday ; 
boarded and captured a French letter-of-marque known as the Sandwich, 
while the n\arines landed and spiked the guns of the batter}' before the com- 
manding officer could prepare for defence. Taken altogether, it was one 
of the best executed enterprises of its character in our naval annals. Ofi 
the i8th May, 1804, Lieut. Hull was promoted to the rank of Master-Com- 
manding, and assigned to the brig Argus, which vessel participated in sev- 
eral gallant actions at Tripoli and elsewhere, in the war against the Barbary 
States, the American squadron being commahded by .Com. Edward Preble. 
Two years later, Hull was made a full captain, and before hostilities began 
between the United States and England, he was in command of the Con- 
stitution in which he was ordered to Europe, to carry specie for the pay- 
ment of the interest on the debt due to Holland. Having dispatched his 
business with that goVemment, Hull proceeded to Portsmouth where he 
remained several days that he might comkiunicate with the American chargi 
d'affaires^ then accredited to the court of St. James. There having been 
some difficulty while in port about deserters, and two English ships having 
anchored alongside, the Constitution changed her position for another, to 
which she was followed by one of the frigates. Capt. Hull, not intending 

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to be caught unprepared like Com. Barron in the Chesapeake, ordered the 
ship cleared for action- The lanterns were lighted fore and aft, and the 
men went to quarters by beat of drum. Cooper remarks, "It is not easy 
to portray the enthusiasm that existed in this noble ship, every officer and 
man on board believing that the affair of the Chesapeake was to be repeated, 
so far, at least, as the assault was concerned. The manner in which the 
crew took hold of the gun-tackles has been described as if they were abput 
to jerk the guns through the ship's sides. An officer who was passing through 
the batteries observed to the men, that if there was arf occasion . to fight, 
it would be in their quarrel, and that he expected good service from them. 
" Let the quarter-deck look out for the colors," was the answer, *' and wcf 
will look out for the gims." In short, it was not possible for a ship's com- 
pany to be in better humor to defend the honor of the flag, when the drum 
beat the retreat, and the boatswain piped the people to the capstan-bars." 
The day succeeding the night on which the ship sailed for France several 
hien-of-war were seen in chase. The Constitution outsailed all the ships 
save one. After leading her a long distance ahead of the others, Capt. 
tf uU hove to, beat to quarters, and waited*to learn the Englishman'? busi- 
ness, remarking to a lieutenant : " If that fellow wants to fight, we won't 
disappoint him." The frigate came close to the Constitution, but no hos- 
tilities were offered, and old Ironsides proceeded on her way to Cherbourg. 
Hull's hoijr of glory and fame had not yet come. 

Five days after tardy justice was rendered to American honor by the 
return of two seamen taken by the Leopard from the deck of the unfortu- 
nate frigate Chesapeake, in 1807, war with Great Britain was declared. I 
Should perhaps pause and say a word in reference to the various outrages 
on our flag which led to the war, and to the timid policy as regards our 
navy, pursued by Mr. Madison's administration, but, as the chonis to Henry 
the Fifth very sensibly remarks, " Time, numbers, and due course of things 
cannot be here presented." At the commencement of hostilities, three-score 
and eight years ago, we had, in addition to seven frigates, only some fifteen 
sloops of war and smaller vessels lying in the naval dock yards, with which 
to cope with England's 1060 sail, eight hundred of which, according to 
Steel's list of the Royal Navy for 181 1-12, were in commission and ranging 
from cutters carrying four guns up to the line-of-battle ships carrying 120. 
Against such overwhelming odds did the conflict begin, and so Jittle confi- 
dence had the administration in the ability of our vessels to meet the British 
ships, that, but for the spirited protest of Stewart and Bainbridge, they 
would have been kept in port to prevent their capture ! The English press 
ridiculed the American navy as consisting of a it^ fir-built frigates flying 
at their mast-heads a piece of striped bunting which Britannia would soon 
isweep from the seas ; • but a much better judge of such matters — the re- 
nowned Nelson — after critically watching the seamanship of Commodore 
Dale's squadron, said that there was in the handling of those trans- Atlantic 
ships a nucleus of trouble for the navy of Great Britain. The various apol- 
ogies for England's naval defeats which soon followed the declaration of 
war, June 18, 1812, what were they but verifications of her great admiral's 
predictions ? When, in 1803, Louisiana was sold to the United States by 
Napoleon, he prophetically said, in the bitterness of his thwarted ambition, 
" I have given to England a maritime rival that will sooner or later humble 
her pride," 
■ On her return the Constitution went into the Chesapeake, was cleaned 

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and newly coppered, and, shipping a new crew, she proceeded to sea under 
orders to join Com. Rodger's squadron at New York. " You are not," con- 
tinues his orders, ** voluntarily to encounter a force superior to your own." 
I should hesitate to believe that an American secretary of the navy could 
issue such cowardly instructions, did I not possess the original order. July 
19th, when five days out and under easy canvas, Hull came in sight of 
four sail and soon after a fifth, which proved to be an English fleet under 
Commodore Broke, cruising off Sandy Hook. The enemy immediately gave 
chase, and the sea«being smooth, with light and baffling winds, and being on 
soundings, Capt, Hull resorted to the rare expedient of kedging, by means 
of a series of long cables and the use of his boats. For a time this marvel- 
lous movement of the American frigate through the water was undiscovered 
by the English, who were not slow to imitate the experiment. At every 
** cat's paw " the Constitution struggled for the weather gage, so as' to keep 
her pursuers astern and to the leeward. Sails were wet down fore and aft, 
braces kept in hand to whip the boats up without delay, some of her water 
pumped out to lighten her, and, in short, everything that the ablest seaman- 
ship could devise was done to save the frigate. For three days and three 
nights the chase was continued, the crew of the Constitution exhibiting ex- 
traordinary endurance and spirit, till, finally, a heavy squall came up, and 
as it approached our ship, her sails were clewed up and clewed down almost 
instantaneously, and when the weight of the wind was received, she sheeted 
home, set all sail, and was flying before the breeze. Within half an hour 
of the time when the English were lost to sight, the Constitution was in 
chase of a vessel which, however, proved to be an American. The English 
themselves expressed admiration for the manner in which Hull escaped from 
their squadron. Their astonishment was as great as when, some two score 
years later, the yacht America ran away from the best yachts of the British 
Islands in the memorable contest for the queen's cup, which no Englishman 
iias since succeeded in carrying back to the ** fast-anchored isle." The es- 
cape of the Constitution was certainly as unexpected by them as was the 
result of the yacht race of 1852, for we learn from the testimony of the cap- 
tain of a merchant vessel, at the time of the chase a prisoner on board the 
Shannon, that a prize crew were actually .selected by Cora. Broke to con- 
duct her in triumph to Halifax ! 

The praises bestowed on Capt. Hull for saving his ship induced him, 
soon after her arrival 2f. Boston, to publish a modest and magnanimous card 
in which he gave a large portion of the credit to the officers and crew. His 
official letter addressed to the secretary of the navy was equally magnani-' 
mous, and has all the interest of a romance. 

Daily expecting orders from Washington which never came, and impa- 
tient to measure strength with the enemy, particularly with the Guerriere, 
whose captain had indulged in contemptuous comments on the American 
navy, Hull decided to go on a cruise. It is now known that he was to have 
been superseded by Bainbridge who ranked him, and that his instructions 
closed with these words : " Remain in Boston until further ordersP 
Luckily our hero did not receive this letter until he returned from his vic- 
torious cruise. Hull put to sea on the second of August, and, said the late 
Admiral Bdl, had the Constitution been captured, he would have been 
hanged or shot for sailing without orders ! After cruising to the north and 
cast for a fortnight without making any important captures, the Constitution 
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immediately gave chase. Before five o'clock the stranger was known to be 
a British frigate, and Hull, with his colors flying, his ship cleared for action, 
and his crew at the guns, all double shotted, that is, with one round shot 
and a canister of grape, bore down on the enemy with the determination 
of making the affair short, sharp, and decisive. Hull believed and acted 
on Nelson's maxim that " The captain cannot be far wrong that lays his 
ship alongside the enemy." When the frigates were within long gunshot, 
the Englishman commenced firing, first the guns of one side, he would then 
wear ship and discharge those of the other. This compelled the Constitu- 
tion, in nautical language, to "yaw," or change her course, to prevent be- 
ing raked. She fired but three bow guns in approaching, while the enemy 
kept up a steady discharge of broadsides. It was now six o'clock, the ships 
were within a few hundred yards of each other, several of the Constitution's 
crew had been killed and wounded, and all on board were so impatient to 
open on the enemy, that only their perfect discipline could restrain them. 
I^ieut. Morris three times asked permission to open fire, but each time was 
told "Not yet, sir." At length, Hull sent forth the mandate, and when 
within less than fifty yards of the Guerriere, the Constitution fired her first 
broadside, following in quick succession with others, equally well-directed 
and destructive to the enemy, whose mizzen-mast soon fell over the star- 
board quarter, Hull coolly remarking, "We've made a brig of that British 
craft." In thirty minutes after the Constitution fired her broadside, the 
Englishman's fore and main-mast went by the board, and the flag that had 
been flying on the stump of the mizzen-mast soon after came down. The 
prize proved to be the very ship that Hull was looking for, whose com- 
mander had three days previously made the following entry on the register 
of an American vessel bound for New York : " Com. Dacres, Commander 
of his Britannic Majesty's frigate Guerriere, of 44 guns, presents his compli- 
ments to Com. Rodgers, of the United States frigate, President, and will 
be happy to meet him, or any other frigate of equal force to the President, 
off Sandy Hook, for the purpose of having a few minutes tete-d-tite'' 

Admiral Farragut told me an amusing incident of this sea-fight. He said 
'f Hull was short like myself, and what a Yankee would call chunky. When 
approaching the enemy he stood on an ammunition box which chanced to 
be on the quarter-deck, that he might have a better view. The shot came 
thick and fast, several of his men had been badly wounded, and a ball passed 
within a few inches of his head, when he jumped down, and leaning over in 
the excitement of the moment and in emphasizing his order to give the 
Englishman a broadside, he burst his very tight knee-breeches in the rear, 
being, as I have said, a fat little fellow. It was, however, no time for chang- 
ing breeches, as Lincoln told us in his story about swopping horses, and not 
even the fierceness of the action prevented an occasional smile among his 
crew as they saw Hull moving about in his damaged attire." The Guer- 
riere was too badly injured to be taken into port, so, after the prisoners and 
their effects were removed, she was on the following day set on fire and 
blown up. 

Hull and Dacres had met before the war and had some conversation in 
regard to the merits of their respective navies. Professional pride opera- 
ting on both, led them from generalities to particulars, and at last to speak 
of what would happen if, in the event of war, their ships, the Constitution 
and Guerriere, should come into collision. Hull, who was lively and good- 
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yours, if ever I catch her in the Constitution." Dacres laughed in return, and 
offered a handsome wager that, if ever they did meet as antagonists, his 
^end would find out his mistake. Hull refused to bet money, but said he 
would wager on the issue — a hat. As Dacres, who was wounded in the 
action I have described, came up the side of the Constitution, the kind- 
hearted Hull said, as if addressing a shipmate : " Dacres, give me your 
hand, I know you are hurt," and when the captain offered his sword, Hull 
added : " No, no, I will not take a sword from one who knows so well how 
to use it— but — I'll trouble you for that hat f' * 

Our hero afterwards asked Dacres if there was anything in particular on 
board the Guerriere which he wished to preserve. On his expressing a de- 
sire to save a large Bible, the gift of his mother, Hull sent an officer for 
it. Many years later our hero met Dacres, then an admiral, and in com- 
mand of a squadron anchored off Gibraltar. He expressed the greatest 
pleasure at meeting the Commodore, and was constant in his courtesies 
and attentions. At a dinner given on board his flag-ship, he showed Mrs." 
Hull Ihe treasured Bible which her husband had saved. Dacres was deeply 
touched by HulUs humane and generous treatment of himself and his crew, 
and in his official report alluded to it in these words : '* I feel it my duty 
to state that the conduct of Captain Hull and his officers to our men has 
been that of a brave enemy, the greatest care being taken to prevent our 
men losinj? the smallest trifle, and the greatest attention being paid to the 

In the recently-issued Italian reminiscences of Mr. Freeman, an Ameri- 
can artist, who was for many years a resident of Rome, appears the follow- 
ing passage : ** In the winter of 1837,*' says the painter, ** there were but a 
small number of Americans here ; among them was Commodore Hull, and 
at the same time, by a curious combination, also his old antagonist, Dacres, 
the commander of the Guerriere. They were seen frequently walking 
arm-in-arm about the Eternal city, the best of friends and companions, and 
we used to call them light and shadow, Commodore Hull being pre- 
posterously bulky, and his companion notably thin and bony. The victori- 
ous caplain of the Constitution sat to Crawford for his bust, one of the 
earliest efforts of his professional career. One day, after he had finished 
his sitting with the old hero, I met the embryo sculptor at the Lepre, where 
we usually went for our dinners. " Well, my boy," I said, " how did you 
get on toiiay with your sitter ? " 

"He was in a very jocose humor, and remarkably amusing," Crawford 
replied. "As I was working with my modeling-tool about his eyes, he 
cried out as if iie was hurt, *I say, Signor Tommaso, don't poke that stick 
into my peepers in that way, 1 can't stand it ! Softly, my lad, softly I ' " 

The Guerriere was one of the finest frigates in the British navy : a fact 
which is certified to in a letter to Lord Keith from Captain Thomas Lavie, 
of the' frigate Blanche — in which ship, on July 19, 1806, off the Faroe 
Islands, he captured her. She was of the largest class of frigates, mount- 
ing fifty guns with a complement of 31 7 men. After her capture the organs 
of British opinion vainly endeavored to detract from the victory by dispar- 
aging the very ship which they had previously praised as able to drive ** the 
insolent striped bunting from the seas," while the Constitution, then desig- 
nated as " a bundle of pine boards," was called ** one of the stanchest ves- 

^ SymtngUm's Life of Samuel Lover, Harper & Brothers, 1880. 

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sels " afloat. The American ship, which was so slightly injured in her hull 
that she then won the designation of •* Ironsides,*^ lost seven killed and seven 
wounded, while the enemy had seventy-nine killed and wounded. . No com- 
missioned officer of either frigate lives to tell the story of the famous en- 
counter, and, so far as known, Stephen VV. West of Staten Island, who died 
in 1876, at the age of eighty-two, was the last survivor of the conflict.* 

As the Constitution was encumbered with prisoners,'it was deemed ne- 
cessary by her commander to return to port. On her arrival at Boston the 
sliip and all on board were welcomed with the wildest enthusiasm, and the 
captain was carried in triumph to his hotel, amidst the acclamations of 
thousands. A grand banquet was' given in Faneuil Hall to Hull and his 
officers, at which the venerable John Adams was present. Many of the 
State Legislatures voted him a sword with their thanks ; the freedom of 
several cities were presented each in a gold box. New York ordered a 
full length portrait by John Wesley Jarvis, the best American artist at that 
'time, Stuart only excepted. Congress gave him a gold medal, and voted 
the sum of fifty thousand dollars to be distributed as prize money among 
the officers and crew of the Constitution, whose example "was highly 
honorable to the American character and instructive to our rising navy." 

The whole country was electrified by the news that an English frigate, 
in a fight with an American, had been beaten and captured ; that the flag, 
which had destroyed the navies of France, Holland, and Spain, had fallen 
before the stars and stripes. At this day it is difficult to describe the ef- 
fect bn both sides of the Atlantic of Hull's victory. " I can only compare 
our rejoicings to those caused by the glorious news from Gettysburgh and 
from Grant at Vicksburgh," remarked a venerable man who distinctly re- 
called both periods, and who lately passed away atwthe great age of 92. f 
In Great Britain the event created the most profound sensation, and was 
properly viewed as a damaging blow to Britain's boasted supremacy of the 
seas. " How is it," asked a British admiral of one of our captains, 
" that you have captured so many of our ships, half your men being En- 
glish ? " " Because," was the prompt reply, " the other half are Ameri- 

Isaac Hull having within a single month performed two handsome ex- 
ploits, gave up the command of the Constitution with a magnanimous 
feeling that was highly creditable to him. There were unfortunately fewer 
frigates than captains in our navy, and he wished to give other commanders 
an equal chance to win renown. Bainbridge, it will be remembered, had been 
ordered to old Ironsides before she sailed on her victorious cruise, and he 
accordingly relieved Hull from command. It is not to be supposed, how- 
ever, that our hero would not have been permitted to retain the ship had 
he asked for her. 

It is perhaps idle at this day to indulge in speculations as to what Isaac 
Hull might have achieved had he been kept in command of the Constitli- 
tion, or some other frigate. His perfect acquaintance with his professional 
duties, the admiration and confidence his crew always displayed, and his 
rule of life in which the Hebrew King summed up his experience, " What- 

* Com. John Marston. of Massachusetts, who entered the United States navy in 1813, in sending me 
some particulars of the uunous engagement, remarks : ** I have always looked on the Aght between the 
Constitution and Guerriere as the most imporunt event in the history of our navy, glorious as some other 
events have been to us." 

t Judge Elbert Herring, of New York, who died Feb: uary, 1876. The Hon. Charles P. Clinch, also of 
this city, corroborates this statement 

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ever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might," all combined to form 
a commander to be dreaded by an enemy. Another characteristic of the 
commodore was his antipathy to idleness. In one of his letters in my pos- 
session, written from Washington in 1834, to a nephew, he says, ** You do 
not tell me what you are about. 1 hope you find constant employment, 
for be assured that idleness will soon bring any man to ruin,^* 

Elisha Hart, son of the old minister of Saybrook, Conn., and brother 
of Gen. William Hart, a soldier of the Revolution, had seven daughters, 
all celebrated beauties. One of these seven captivated our hero some 
years before the war, but haughtily refused his heart and hand when 
offered. Time passed on, the modest young lieutenant was promoted to 
the rank of captain, and had won enduring fame by«his great victory, when 
the fair lady said to a friend, " What a delightful thing it must be to 
be the wife of a hero ! " This remark, as she doubtless intended, was re- 
peated to Hull, who had remained faithful to his first love. Like Othello, 
he acted on the hint, and in 18 13 the beautiful Ann M. Hart became 
Mrs. Isaac Hull. I have seen her portrait by Stuart. It would be diffi- 
cult to meet with a lovelier face or figure. She survived her gallant hus- 
band for more than thirty years, and now sleeps by his side. The Hart 
mansion, one of the pleasantest old houses in Saybrook, charmingly draped 
by the foliage of gigantic elms, was for several years a favorite residence 
of the commodore and his beautiful wife. 

Time will not permit me to do more than very briefly outline HulPs 
subsequent career, in which he faithfully served his country, as captain and 
commodore, afloat and ashore thirty-seven years. He was for a long 
period a member of the Naval Board ; was in command of the Boston and 
Washington Navy Yards, and commanded squadrons in the Pacific and in 
the Mediterranean. His last sea service was in the ship of the line Ohio, 
during the years 1839, 40, and 41. Soon after his return from the com- 
mand of the European squadron, the commodore purchased a commodious 
residence on Spruce St., Philadelphia. There he collected together all his 
scattered household articles and trophies — there he hospitably entertained 
old friends and new, and sometimes, but very rarely, for it was not his 
habit to allude to his own deeds, he, like Goldsmith's soldier, 

'* Shoulder'd his crutch, and showed how fields were won.'' 

During the winter of 1842 he was seized with the sickness which ter- 
minated his honorable career. He retained the ftiU use of his mental 
faculties to the end, which came oix Monday, the 13th day of February, 
1843, his last words being, ** I strike my fla^." Hull had set his house in 
order, and had purchased the lot in Laurel Hill Cemetery, where his remains 
now rest under a beautiful altar tomb of Italian marble, a copy of one to 
be seen in Rome, chastely ornamented and surmounted by an American 
Eagle in the attitude of defending the National flag. The inscription is 
brief and beautiful : *' In affectionate devotion to the private virtues of 
Isaac Hull, his widow has erected this monument" The brave old commd- 
dore always wore his uniform, and in that he was buried. All the rough 
service he had seen and the hardships he had passed did not prevent his 
reaching a good old age, and he possessed that which should accompany 
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good and gallant deeds performed for that land of which he was always so 

I have thus, ladies and gentlemen, attempted to tell the truthful story 
of the career of an American naval commander, believing with Southey 
that the best eulogy of a hero is the faithful history of his actions ; and the 
best history must be that which shall relate them most perspicuously. 
The biographer of Bainbridge collected material for a memoir of Hull, but 
did not live to complete it, and why the work has never been taken up by 
another hand, I am at a loss to know. It is a debt which is certainly due 
to his memory — Integer vitae scelerisque furus-— one on whom Nature laid, 
in the kindly phrase of Wordsworth, " the strong hand of her purity." Un- 
like the illustrious Franch soldier of whom Madame de R^musat says, 
" The immortality of his name seemed to him much more important than 
that of his soul," Hull was a devout Christian, who served his country and 
his God with equal fidelity. If the remark of Dr. Johnson be true that 
'* there has rarely passed a life of which a judicious and authentic narrative 
would not be useful," it is believed that the story of the career of Isaac 
Hull could not fail to interest al} classes of his countrymen. There can 
be no doubt that it is the tendency of the age to go to antiquity for heroic 
examples, and though antiquity certainly furnishes us with many of the 
most admirable that we could desire, yet it is just as well to remember 
with Milton, 

•• To know 
That which about us lies in daUy life, 
Is the prime wisdom," 

and that for the young men of this day and generation, the best models 
obtainable are those which are not so far removed as to be almost beyond 
the pale of their sympathy. 

May I, ladies and gentlemen, trespass on your time and attention 
for a few moments more ? I wish to say a word concerning the Constitu- 
tion, whose flag 

" Has braved a hundred years, the battle and the breeze.*^ 

She was built at Hartly's shipyard in Boston, and was constructed under a 
law that was approved by Washington, as President, in 1794. Her frame 
is of live oak, and her planks were bent in without steam, as it was thought 
that process softened and weakened the wood. Her builder had six beau- 
tiful daughters for whom he had sent to England for six red cloth cloaks. 
While the Constitution was building, a quantity of this particular kind of 
cloth was wanted for the ship, and, as none could be procured at the time 
in Boston, the young ladies gave up their handsome cloaks and they were 
cut into strips, and used in caulking the Constitution. She was launched 
in October, 1797, and was put in commission the following year, her first 
commander being Captain Samuel Nicholson, the second in rank among 
the six captains appointed by the law of 1 794, who had superintended her 
construction, and who was a lieutenant under Paul Jones in his gallant sea 
fight with the Serapis. His equally gallant grandson, who followed Farra- 
gut in the Mobile fight, is now in command of the Brooklyn navy yard. 
The Constitution has always been well commanded. To mention her offi- 

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cers is to enumerate nearly all the heroic names in our early naval annals. 
Edward Preble, styled " the father of our navy ; " John, Rodgers, Chaun- 
cey, Hull, Decatur, Bainbridge, MacDonough, David Porter, and Charles 
Stewart, are among the American heroes who won renown in her. She 
has always been a singularly lucky ship, in all her long service of nearly a 
century her good fortune was ever remarkable. In the war of 1812 she 
was twice critically chased ; was in these actions always victorious, cap- 
turing two frigates and three smaller vessels of war. Her flag has floated 
on every sea, and in a single cruise of 495 days in the Pacific, the famous 
old frigate sailed 52,379 miles. Close-hauled to the wind the Constitution 
has easily beaten the best vessels of the British navy, as well as every 
American ship that she ever sailed with. Her deck has been trod by troops 
of distinguished personages, including several of the early presidents. 

While in the Mediterranean in 1822, Lord Byron was received on 
board. Com. Marston, now residing in Philadelphia, remembers the 
poet's visit, and the admiration he expressed for the noble ship. During 
Jackson's flrst term she was condemned, and a mandate was issued to 
break her up. Fortunately the infamous order was countermanded by 
competent authority, thanks to the eloquent protest of a gifted young poet, 
whose stanzas stirred up the sensibilities of the nation, and saved the dear 
old craft : 

'^ Ay, tear her tattered ensign down ! 

Long has if waved on high, 
And many an eye hath danced to see 

That banner in the sky. 
Beneath it rung the battle-shout, 

And burst the cannon's roar ; 
The master of the Ocean air 

Shall sweep the douds no more ! 

Her deck, once r^ with heroes* blood — 

Where knelt the vanquished foe. 
When winds were whistling o*er the flood 

And waves were white below — 
No more shall feel the victor's tread. 

Or know the conquered knee ; 
The harpies of the shore shall pluck 

The eagle of the sea ! 

O I better that her shattered hulk 

Should sink beneath the wave ; 
Her thunders shook the mighty deep. 

And there should be her grave. 
NaU to the mast her holy flag, 
V Set every thread-bare sail, 

And give her to the God of storms, 

The lightning and the g^e 1 *' 

In the year 1834 the Constitution was the cause of quite "a tempest 
in a teapot." She was being repaired at the Boston navy yard, under the 
supervision of Commodore Jesse D. Elliott, a great admirer of " Old 
Hickory," and of course a good democrat, who, by permission of the navy 
commissioners, ordered a wooden statue of the president to be carved, for 
the purpose of placing it on the prow of the historic ship. At the same 

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time he proposed, as ornanients for her stern, the busts of Hull, Bainbridge, 
and Stewart, the commanders of the Constitution in her victories over the 
Guerriere, Java, Cyane, and Levant. The whigs of Boston approved of the 
stern ornaments, but were furious over the so called sacrilege of "Old 
Ironsides " being disfigured by what they designated in handbills, Which were 
posted at the street corners of the city, " as the Figure of a Land Lubber.'* 
One of these has come into my possession, and, as a literary curiosity and 
ilhistrative of the political animosities of the time is, 1 think, worthy of 
preservation in this paper. Here it is verbatim^ et literatum et punctuatim. 

Freeman Awake ! 
Or the Constitution will sink. 

It is a fact that the old " Glory President," has issued his special orders 
for a Colossean Figure of his Royal self in Roman Costume to be placed 
as a figure h^ead on Old Ironsides ! ! 1 Where is the spirit of '76 ? Where 
the brave Tars who fought and conquered in the glorious ship, where the 
Mecanics, and where the Bostonians who have rejoiced in her achieve- 
ments? Will they see the Figure of a Land Lubber at her bows ? No, let 
the cry be * all hands on deck ' and save the ship by a timely remonstrance,^ 
expressing our indignation in a voice of thunder I 

Let us' assemble in the * cradle of Liberty,' all hands up for the Con- 
stitution — let the figure head (if mortal min be worthy), be that of the 
brave Hull, the immortal Dectaur, or the valiant Porter, and not that 
of a Tyrant. Let us not give up the Ship, but nail the flag of the Union 
to the mast head, and let her ride the . mountain wave triumphant, with 
none aboard but the Sons of Liberty, all flesh and blood, having the hearts 
and souls of Freemen. 

North-enders ! Shall this Boston-built ship be thus disgraced without 
remonstrance ? Let this Wooden Gody this Old Roman, building at the 
expense of 300 dollars of the Peoples money ^ be presented to the office 
Holders who glory in such worship, but for God'^ sake save the ship from 
this foul disgrace. A North-Ender. 

A few days after the fiddle-shaped prow was replaced by the figure of 
Jackson, a bold mariner, named Dewey — ^a North-ender, I presume — se- 
lecting a tempestuous night, scaled the ship's side, sawed ofl* the head of 
" Old Hickory," and carried it away in a sack ! The indignant Elliott re- 
placed it with another, and to secure it against a possible second visit from 
** a North-ender," he caused a thick copper bolt to be placed perpendicu- 
larly in the figure-head. The conqueror of Pakenham, as I have heard, 
was so much charmed with Elliott's conduct in this affair that he ^ave him, 
in 1835, command of the Mediterranean squadron with the Constitution as 
his flag ship, to save his own head, and as a reward for the unquenchable 
zeal of his heroic admirer. An amusing writer remarks, " Even Jackson, 
however, could hardly pat him on the back when the party zeal of this 
same officer led him to fill his gun-deck with jackasses in his homeward 
voyage, and to set on foot and to subscribe to a testimonial service of plate 
to be presented, not to the President, but to Commodore Elliott. A 
court-martial sentenced him to four years' suspension from duty, but it ap- 
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unselfish wish to improve their breed, and signed a petition in his behalf; 
for we find that he was restored to duty before the expiration of his term 
of sentence." The figure-head was, however, suffered to rest in peace, and 
seems to have followed unmolested all the subsequent forunes of the ancient 
ship. As it would be, with all deference to the contrary opinion of- the ec- 
centric commodore, manifestly inappropriate to associate Andrew Jackson 
with timbers that speak more audibly than the oak of Dodona, of Hull and 
Bainbridge, of Chauncey and Stewart, of Decatur and Somers, the figure, 
of the President was recently removed, and sent to the Naval Academy at 
Annapolis, where I saw it last summer. The statue is bareheaded and 
wears a dress suit of the time, over which an ample cloak falls, gathered 
at the throat with the usual cord. A roll of manuscript is held in the right 
hand, and the left is buried in the breast of his brass-buttoned aud volum- 
inous waistcoat. The likeness which the features bear to the original is 
not bad, and the hair, at any rate, stands up with archaeological accuracy. 
At the Naval Academy are also to be seen several fine paintings by Come, 
representing the various victorious encounters in which the Constitution 
was engaged. 

"Old Ironsides" has often been repaired and three times rebuilt, and 
of the original ship only the keel and floor timbers remain. Her model, . 
however, is unchanged. No vessel that ever floated, no, not even Lord 
Nelson's "Victory," was ever so loved by a nation. Ladies have been 
seen kissing the hem of her sails ; men to scrape the barnacles from 
her bottom to preserve as souvenirs of the old ship, and canes and boxes 
without number have been made from the original wood of the Constitu- 
tion. A Boston merchant had his front door manufactured of the same 
material, and a beautiful coach was constructed of the oak of the old frig- 
ate as a New Year's gift to one of our presidents. ^ I tried to obtain a 
piece for a cane, and her captain wrote that it would be difficult to get 
enough for a tooth-pick ! The oft told story of the boy*s jack-knife, which 
had first new blades, and then a new handle, and was still the same old 
knife, has been exemplified in the frigate Constitution. 

Her fighting days being over, ** Old Ironsides " was for several years 
used as a school-ship at Annapolis, and when, on the breaking out of the 
Rebellion of 1861, the Naval Academy was removed to Newport, the old 
conqueror took her place at the latter station, and young cadets*con tinned 
to overrun her historic decks. She was repaired and put in good order 
for the Centennial, receiving during that summer, while lying at Philadel- 
phia, many distinguished visitors. Her last foreign sernce was a peaceful 
one — carrying American products to and from the Paris Exposition of 
1878. Since her return last year, the Constitution has been used as a 
training-ship for boys. 

In the lines of the poet, 


*' Scarce one tall frigate walks the sea 
Or skirts the safer shores, 
^ Of all that bore to victory 

Our stout old commodores ; 
Hull, Bainbridge, Porter — where are they ? 

The answering billows roll 
Still bright in memory's sunset ray — 
God rest each gallant soul I " 

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Il6 Genealogy of the Descendants of [July* 

MOUR OF HARTFORD, CT., 1 705-1 767. 

By Miss Mary K. Talcott. 

I. — Thomas Seymour (Son of Capt. Thomas, grandson of John Seymour, 
and great grandson of Richard Seymour) was born in Hartford, July 29, 
1705. He was graduated from Yale College in 1724. He married, March 
5, 1 730, Hepsibah, dau. of Deacon Daniel Merrill, of Hartford. He and his 
wife were admitted to the South Church, Hartford, June 27, 1731. He 
was an eminent lawyer, and was deputy for Hartford, in 1 746, and many 
years after. He was appointed Capt. of the 2d Company, or Train-band 
in 1752, and held the office for several years. He died March 18, 1767, 
and is buried in the old Center Burying-ground, Hartford. ?Iis epitaph 
says that " in his public duties he was impartial and upright, in private lile 
he was respected and beloved." His widow, Mrs. Hepsibah Seymour, 
died in Hartford, August 28, 1788, aged 77. 

Children : . \ 

2. Jared, born Jan. 13, 1731. 

3. Eunice, born May 6, 1732 ; mar. John Potwine, of East Hart- 

ford. She was admitted to the Ch. there, Nov. 19, 1758. She 
was buried in Hartford, Mch. i, 1768; had several children. 

4. David, born Oct. 13, 1733 ; mar. Oct. 20, 1757, Mary, dau. 

of Peter Harris, of New London; she died Nov. 9, 1757, 
aged 25. Capt. David Seymour died in Hartford, Dec. 21, 
1 770, & bequeathed the bulk of his property to his nephews, 
sons of his brother Jared. "He was a noted Sea Com- 

5. Thomas, born March 13, 1735. 

6. George, bom Sept. 23, 1736 ; died Nov. 12, 1738. 

7. Hepsibah, born May 27, 1738; mar. Dr. Nathaniel Ledyard, 

of Hartford, son of John Ledyard, bom 1 740, in Groton. 

He was one of the number blown up in the School House, 
May 18, 1766, in the midst of the rejoicings for the Repeal 
of the Stamp Act, and died of the injuries he then received, 
June I, 1766. Buried in the old Center burying-ground. 
Letters of Adm. granted on his estate to Hepzibah I.edyard, 
his widow, June 27, 1766. They had a child who died, and 
was buried in the old Center yard, Oct. 22, 1766. She after- 
wards mar. Capt. John Skinner, of Hartford. She died Sept 
4, 1 791. — buried in the old Center yard. Capt. John Skin- 
ner, d. in Mch. 1794, aged 68. 

8. Ruth, born Feb. 7, 1740; mar. William Stanley, son of Na- 

thaniel Stanley, of Hartford. She had 2 ch., who died 
young; she died in Jan. 1782; her husband d. Dec. 31. 
1786, aged 63, leavmg his large property to the South Church, 
in Hartford. 

9. Hannah, bora Mch. 25, 1742 ; mar. March 7, 1770, in Hart- 

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ford, Elisha Painter, Merchant, of New Haven ; he was born 
July 1736, son of Shubael Painter, of New Haven. She 
survived her husband, who died about 1791, and returned to 
Hartford to live, and was a member of the South Church 
in 1791 ; d. 1807. 

10. George, bom Nov. 9, 1793 ; prob. d. in infancy, as his name 
is not mentioned in his father's will. 

11. Caroline, bom Aug. 28, 1745, died unmarried, about 1820, 
insane for many years. 

12. Jane, died in West Haven, June 29, 1770; unmarried. 

Second Generation, 

II. — Jared Seymour, married March 26, 1752, Deliverance, dau. of 
John Skinner, of Hartford, baptized Feb. 28, 1731. He died in April, 
17S1. His widow died March 13, 1799 ; both buried in the Center bury- 
ing-gj'ound, Hartford. * 

Children : 

13. Delia, bora Nov. 6, 1752; mar. .Judge Jonathan Bull, of 

Hartford, for many years Judge of the County Court, Judge 
of Probate, etc. He d Oct. 5, 1825 ; she d. July 4, 1830, 
having Jiad 12 ch. 

14. George, bom Dec 25, 1754; he served in the Conn, line, 
in the Revolution ; mar. in 1 778, Mabel, d. of Joseph Spencer. 
He d. in Hartford, July 18, 1820. His widow d. Apr. 3, 
1838. They had 7 ch. 

15. Frederick, born — ; mar. Pmdence , who d. in 

Hartford, Aug. 5, 1799, ^^^^ 3°- ^^ ^^ * sea-captain; 
d. in New York, in 18 19. Had one son. 

16. David; married Nancy Nicholls, of Winchester, in 1792; 
removed to Springfield, Vt. and from there to St. Lawrence 
Co., N. Y. ; drowned while bathing in the Oswegatchie 
River, in 1807, leaving five ch. 

17. Cynthia, bora in 1759; ™^* Capt. Asa Coraing, of Hart- 
ford, who d. Dec 27, 1815, aged 62 ; she d. Aug. 27, 1835 ; 
had ten ch. 

18. Jane, mar. Nathaniel Skinner, of Albany, N. Y. ; had three ch. 

V. — Hon. Thomas Seymour, graduated Yale College, 1755; married 
Mary, dau. of John and Deborah (Youngs) Ledyard, of Hartford, who was 
baptized, June 15, 1735, at Groton, Ct. He represented Hartford in the 
General Assembly for many years ; was King's Attorney for the Colony, 
and after the Revolution United States Attorney ; Member of the Council 
of Safety, and one of tl\e Commissioners of the Pay Table during the Revo- 
lution ; Judge of the Court of Common Pleas ; First Mayor of the City oi 
Hartford ; Commissary General of the State during the war of 18 12. 

Mrs. Mary (Ledyard) Seymour died Aug. 27, 1807. He died July 30, 
1829. They are buriea in the old South Yard. 

Children : 

19. Thomas Youngs, bom June 19, 1757. 

20. William^ born Dec 28, 1758; served in the Revolutionary 
army, was with his uncle Col. Ledyard, at Fort Groton, and 

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there received a wound which crippled him for life. Grad. 
Yale Coll. 1779, was a merchant in Hartford. Died Dec. 
20, 1843, at Bloomfield, Ct., unmarried. 
31. Edward, bom Feb. 14, 1762; mar. Mrs. Polly Hunn Spen- 
cer, of Windsor, Ct ; they had no children ; he died in Hart- 
ford, Oct. 31, 1822 : his widow died May 4, 1836, aged 68. 

22. Henry, bom Dec. 25, 1764. 

22^. Mary Julia, bom Feb. 6, 1769; mar. in Kov. 1794, Capt 
John Chenevard, of Hartford, who d. in 1808 ; she d. in 
Hartford, June 8, 1843, living had 4 ch. 

23. Ledyard, bom Aug. 2, 1773. 

24. Samuel, born Aug. 30, 1776; died in Oct. 1776. 

Third Generation, 

XIX. — Thomas Youngs Seymour, graduated from Yale College in 1777 ; 
entered the army immediately, and was present at Burgoyne's surrender. 
He raised a company of cavalry, and afterwards a regiment of light horse, 
and served throughout the Revolutionary war. He was selected by Gen. 
Gates to escort Gen. Burgoyne to Boston, and on reaching his destination 
Burgoyne presented him with a magnificent saddle and a pair of silver- 
mounted pistols, as a token of his appreciation of the manner in which he 
had performed his duties. He is represented, mounted on his charger, in 
Trumbull's painting of the Surrender of Burgoyne. After the close of the 
war he practiced law in Hartford, and held many positions of trust, both 
State and municipal. He married, i"*, his cousin, Mary Ann, dau. of Col. 
William Ledyard, the hero of Fort Groton ; she died in Hartford, in 
March 9, 1782, aged 19, and is buried in the Center Church grave- 
yard He married, 2"**^^, Susan Bull, of Hartford, October 3, 1 784. He 
became insane before his death, which occurred May 16, 181 1. His 
widow, Mrs- Susan Seymour, lived for many years with her daughter, Mrs. 
Woodbridge, and died in Hadley, in 1849, ^gc<i ^3« 

Children : 

25. Thomas S., bom Sept. 6, 1785 ; married Catherine, dau. of 

Chas. Merrill ; he entered the U. S. Army in 181 2, and 
serv>5d through the war; Capt. in the 25*Reg*. U. S. In- 
fantry ; on one occasion he was taken prisoner, but his men, 
with the shout, " save the young lieutenant 1 " mshed into 
the midst of the enemy, and bore him triumphantly back. 
At the close of the War, he went to South America, and 
joined the patriots under Bolivar. Wliile there his health 
began to decline, and he died on his return to the U. S., in 
the Hospital at New York, July 7, 181 7. His widow, Catha- 
rine, died in Hartford Jan. 1828, aged 40. He had one son. 

26. Mary Ann, born June 16, 1789; she taught a school for 
painting and embroidery, in Windham, Ct., in 1807 ; and the 
next year opend a school in Sharon, Ct. She mar. in Hart- 
ford May 4, 18 14, Rev. John Woodbridge, of Hadley, Ms. 
He was afterwards pastor of the Bowery Church, New York, 
and in Bridgeport, and New Hartford, Ct., and again at 
Hadley, and was a distinguished divine, and noted theolo- 
gian. Mrs. Woodbridge d. at Hadley, Jan. 16, 1858. He 

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iSBo,} Utomas Seymour of Hartford, Ct.y 1705-1767. hq 

d. at Waukegan, 111., Sept 26, 1869, aged 84. They had 
nine children. 

27. John Jay, born Oct 5, 1791; supposed to have been 
drowned while escaping from a British war vessel, in Chesa- 
peake Bay, having been impressed into the British service. 

28. Charlotte Ann, bom Oct 19, 1794; mar. May 23"*, 18 16, 
Lieut. Nathan Clark, an officer, in the U. S. Army, then 
stationed at Detroit, Mich. They lived for a number of 
years at Port Snelling, Minn., and her name has an honored 
place, on the roll of ** the Pioneer Women of the West." 
Major Clark d. Feb. 18, 1836. Shed, at Colorado Springs, 
CoL, July 13, 1873. They had six children. 

[ 29. James Davenport, bom Dec. 19, 1797; died June 2, 1802. 

30. Susan Elizabeth, born May 6, 1800; mar. Nov. 15, 1820, 
Stephen H. Fuller, M.D., son of Rev. Stephen Fuller, of 
Vershire, Vt. He resided in Portland, Ct; died Apr. 25, 
1865. She died, in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feby. 11, 1879. They 
had 7 children. 

31. James Edward, bom Dec'. 21, 1802 (?) died Mch. 10, 1816, 
aged 13. 

32. Egbert Davenport, bom Oct 9, 1806 ; married in N. Y. City, 
in 1828, Sarah A. Williams, of Jamaica, L. 1. He died in. 
1837, in Charleston, S. C, leaving one child, a daughter. 

XXn. — Major Henry Seymour, of Hartford, married, June 19, 1804, 
Jane, daughter of Capt William and Susan (Keith) Ellery, of Hartford. 
He died in Hartford, May 13, 1846; his widow died Oct. 12, 185 1, aged 
Children : 

l^, Mary Ellery, bom Sept 25, 1865; unm. living in New 

34. Thomas Henry, bom Sept 29, 1807 ; never married ; he 
was elected M. C. in 1843 > ^"^ 1846 he went to the Mexican 
war, as major of the Ninth Reg*. U. S. Volunteers ; and 
daring the war became colonel, and distinguished himself at 
Chapultepec, &c. Elected Govemor of Conn. 1850-53. 
Presidential elector in 1852.. Appointed U. S. Minister to 
Russia in June, 1853, which office he held until 1859, when 
he retumed to Hfd., and was welcomed with a military 
reception. He died in Hartford Sept 3, 1868, and his fun- 
eral was attended with military and masonic honors. 

35. William Ellery, b. Mch. 10, 1810; married in Philadelphia, 
July 31, 1834, Miss Mary Brooks; now resides in New Or- 
leans, La., where he has lived for many years. He has two 

XXJII. — Ledyard Seymour, of Hartford, married, i**, Amanda, dau. 
of Dr. John and Amanda (Russell) Redfield, of Guilford, Ct., who was 
bom July 15, »775 ; she died in New York, of small-pox, Jan. 24, 1795. 
He fnarried, 2"***^, Mrs. Hannah Berkenhead, of East Haddam, Sept 13, 
1807. «He died in Hartford, March 9, 1848. 

Children : 

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2fi. Amanda, mar. in 1831, William P. Spencer ; now living in 
Higganum, Conn. 

37. Isaac T., mar. Miss Aliller, of Hartford; died in Hartford, 
Sept. 7, 1834, aged 20. 

38. Samuel ; was a sea-captain, afterwards settled in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal., mar. and had ch. 

39. Charlotte, died in Hartford, May 31, 1843, ^S^^ ^^* 

[The above account is intended partly as an addition to the History of 
the Ledyard Family, which appeared in the Record, 1876, vol. 7, p. 10, 
and it also corrects one or two errors in that article. The authorities for 
this paper have been the town and probate records of Hartford, Thomas 
Seymour's family Bible, the files of the Connecticut Courant, and records 
received from descendants now living. The compiler regrets that it is not 
complete, but as she is engaged in collecting materials for a genealogy of 
the Seymour family, she hopes to be able at some future time to. render it 
as nearly so as possible. And if these pages should attract the attention of 
any who are interested in the subject, she will be glad to receive informa- 
tion from them. 


Marriages. 1756x0 

Were Married,* 


Jan'' 12. Edward Grant & Mary Craig. 

P'eb^ 4. Charles Ross & Margaret McDougaL 

March 15. William Brown & Lydia McDonald. 

April 8. William Clift & Polly Bowman. 

" 20. Nicholas Bayard & Cathrine Levingston. 

Aug^ 9. Jacob Bunce & Francis Stringham. -• 

" 18. Daniel Bernard & Mary Wiley. 

Sep' I. Penry Huff & Susannah Hyat. (13) 

Oct' 15. John Clarkson & Elizabeth Conckling. 

". 20. Peter Kattenborn & Sarah Lyen. 

** 20. George Harris & Mary Boyd. 

" 22. Zachariah Cuttant & Hannah Cubener. 

Nov' 8. Andrew Murray & Agness Griffeths. 

" 9. Christopher Mowdy & Isabel McVicker. 

** 30. Donald Black & Jennet Urchard, widow. 

[* The words ** were married/' repeated in the original, after the day of the month, are here cnkted.] 

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Dec' 4. John Lynd & Hannah Mcjarvis. 

" 7. George Clark, 77 RegS & Elizabeth Scot. 

" 8. Thomas Swain & Bridget McDonald. 

** 12. Robert Rose & Bridget Audley. 

" 14. Archibald McPhail and Mary McClean. 

** 14. William Butlar & Mary Volentine. 

** 19. William Lewis & Dorothy Thompson. 

" 15. John Stevenson & Catharine McCallow. 

" 21. Angus Stuart, Soldier, & Elinor McDonald. 

" 29. Hecter McKinzie & Mary Evans. 

" 31. John Craig & Lidia King. 


JanJ^ 8. John Grant, Soldier, & Mary Conner. ^ 

" 19. Alexander McGregore, Sold&er, and Mary Swan. 

" 2i. John Gray, Soldier, & Christian McDonadd. 

" 24. Alexander Patterson & Cathrine Brown. 

" 29. William Morris & Susannah Adams. 

** 29. Thomas Gordon, Serg* 55 Regiment, and Martha Needham.(i4) 
Feb'' 3. Thomas Kirke, Mariner, and Ann Able. 

•* 5. John Martin & Ann Amgevoin, of West Chester. 

«* 10. John True, Soldier, & Elizabeth Clark. 

" i6. James Johnston, Mariner, and Mary Campbell. 

" 18. William Leget, Soldier, & Cathrine Bos win. 

" 19. James Power, Mariner, & Isabel Brown. 

** 21. Levinia Clarkson & Mary Van Home. 

" 24. William Randall, Mariner, and Mary Wiley. 

" 24. Hugh Frazer, Soldier, and Elizabeth Clark. 

" 25. William Southall & Lucretia Moore. 

" 26. Walter Wood, Mariner, & Hannah DeGroot. 
March 5. Thomas Howard & Cathrine Jabwaine. 

" . 7* Johii K.ole and Jane Wiley. 

" 16. James Slover & Cathrine Alstine. 

** 1 7. Alexander McPherson & Margaret McPhcrson. 
April 6. William Murphy & Elinor Ryan. 

" 6. Patrick Houlden & Mary Henny. 

" 7. Alexander Frazer, of the 42** Regiment, and Elinor Eiger. (15) 

" 12. Laurence Cooney & Cathrine Hurt. 

" 26. Robert McPherson & Ann McLeod. 

** 29. Benjamin Underbill & Letitia Townsend. 

" " 30. James Gibson & Mary McAllir. 

" 30. Timothy Bussing & Jane Crosby. 
May I. John White & Hannah Cox. 

*• 3. Joseph Gilderslieve & Jane Wiley. 

" 3. Donald McPherson, of the 42** Reg*, and Elletta Marsh. 

<* 4. JamSs Laman & Elinor McDougal. 

" 4. Jonathan Cutter & Hannah Dunivan. 

" 5. George Bell & Ann Drumnaon. 

*• 8. Thomas Barker & Mary Major. 

** 9. John Ervin & Ann Andrews. 

" 12. William Wilson & Cathrine Connor. 

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Cato & Polly ; Free Negroes. 
Meredeth Hughes & Margaret Humphries. 
William Cannon & Mary Cofoin, Widow. 
Henry Dawson & Catharine Kemper. 
John Lasher & Cathrine Ernest. 
Samuel Harvy & Mary Bloom, Widow. 
Winans Van Pelt & Mary Hyer. 
James Grave & Jane Wather. 

John Hutchison, Serg* 35 Regim', and Jane Neal, Widow. (16) 
George Crookshanks and Cathrine Wheat. 
Warner Richards, Mariner, and Sarah Byfield. 
William Cowan & Margaret Duffe. 
John Martin, Shipwright, and Mary Luddin, Widow. 
D^vid English & Elizabeth Gray, Widow. 
William Wood & Ann Bronson. 
Thomas Ash & Elizabeth Stanton. 
Innis Graham & Elizabeth Wilcocks. 
Jacob Brothers & Hannah Meridet. 
Martin Ludwick & Elizabeth Douglas. 
Leonard De Klyn & Margaret Maney. 
William Mosman & Elizabeth Schooley. 
Emanuel Roberts & Grace Agoldsby. 
John Hicks & Martha Hicks. 
Christopher Sweedeland and Elinor Hunter. 
(For remainder, see page 84.) 

The following is a faithful List of the | Persons Mamed by the Rev*. 
D^ Rodgers, | after his Removal to the City of New York, which | took 
Place in the Month of July, 1765. | 


Sept' i6^ William Boyd & Ann Witt, both of the City of New York. 

Oct' 26**». Thomas Tredwell, of Suffolk County, Long Island, & Ann 

Hazard, of New York. 
Nov' 2**. Richard Harbour & Mary Wool, both of New York. 

Nov' 2\ Matthias Compton, of New Jersey, & Catharine Green, of 

New York. 


March 15***. John Renshaw & Martha Sturges, both of New York. 
March 17*^. Thomas Buc)iannan & Almy Townsend, both of New 

' April 2**. John Ward & Jane Anderson, both of New York. 

April 3**. Peter Taylor & Caroline Maddock, both of New York. 

April 19***. Abraham Moor & Elizabeth Harden, both of Turtle Bay. 

May 12*' Peter Ricker & Jane Bonit, both of New York. (18) 

May 22**.. Thomas Blakeny & Catharine Burbank, both of New 

July 28***. John Shaw & Jane Hopson, both of New York. 

Sept' 2**. Samuel Smith & Elizabeth Marsh, both of Queen's County. 

Decemb' 24***. Alexander Quarry & Eleonar McNeil, both of New York. 

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Ignatius Peter White & Catharine McFarland, both of 
New York. 

James Shaw & Elizabeth Boonrepo, both of New York. 

John Chadden & Catharine Dean, both of New York. 

John Cockle & Hannah Huskins, both of West Chester 

Nathaniel Donham & Elizabeth Wilson, both of New Jer- 

William Arnold & Mary Sheerwood, both of New York. 

Jdin Michael & Ann Deal, both of New York. (19) 

Peter Thompson & Mary Savage, both of New York. 

Thomas Wallace & Jane Edgar, both of New York. 

Francis Arden & Mary Ryan, both of New York. 

William Kerr, of New York, and Mary Rumsey, of West 

John Griffeths & Sarah Evans, both late from Wales. 

Alexander McDougall & Hannah Bostwick, both of New 

Isaac Enslow, of the Train of Artillery, & Jane Wilson. 

Jesse Smith & Charity Willet, both of New York. 

David Mason & Frances Gunn, both of New York. 

Thomas Burling & Susannah Carter, both of New York. 

Richard Paul & Sarah Wright, both of New York. (20) 


William Ritchey & Elizabeth Arden, both of New York. 
Pierce Donovan & Eleanor Powell, both of New York. 
William Johnson & Margaret Bessicks, both of New York. 
William Harrison & Abigail Sutton, both of New York. 
Frederick Hudson, Esq'., of Suffolk County, & Sarah 

Youngs, of New York. 
John Wainwright & Judah Burger, both of New York. 
Ludwick Ricker & Catharine McCoy, both of New York. 
28^. George Davies & Rachel Lisk, both of New York. 
Abijah Taylor & Isabella Wyley, both of New York. 
Moses Sheerwood, Jun', & Elizabeth Mulener, both of 

New York. 

1769. (21) 

Robert Moston & Jane Burger, both of New York. 
Robert Straton & Elizabeth Ferguson, both of New York. 
James Sutton & Sarah Smith, both of West Chester 

George Kelly & Mary McNathan, both of New York. 
6*. Alexander Smith & Agnes Peterson, both of New York. 
James Lary & Sarah Boonrepo, both of New York. 
John Cameron, of the Scotch Fusileers, & Phoebe Duron, 

of New York. 
James Black & Abigail Bush, both of New York. 
William Inglis & Mary Margeson, both of New York. 

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James Powers & Ruth Evouts, both of New York, 
Jacob Vanvoorhies & Sarah White, both of New York. 
William Corby & Ann Emmit, both of New York. 
Daniel Miller & Jane Grey, both of New York. (22) 

Joseph Wright & Ann Campbell, both of New York. 
Thomas Skidmore & Mary Laurence, both of New York. 


John Craig & Bethia Longwith, both of New York. 

George Smart & Helena Hedges, both .of New York. 

John Litchfield, Lieut, of the 16*** Regiment, & Mary Scot, 
of New York. 

James McCartney & Judith Morris, both of New York. 

John Likely & Martha Barret, both of Van Courtland's 

Peter Kedore & Else Tmeman^ both of New York. 

John Bradley & Mary Diamond, both of New York. 

Peter McMahen & Jane Ryan, both of New York. 

Samuel Dyckman & Rebekah Odell, both of West Ches- 
ter County. ^ (23) 

Charles Gardner & Susannah Leonard, both of New York. 

Alexander Crookshank & Catharine McKinley, both of 
New York. 

Alexander McAlpine & Margaret Lennan, both of New 

Charles Grimsby & Maiy Ryan, both of New York. 

John Watson & Catharine King, both of this City. 


Elias Martin & Mary Wool, both of New York. 
William Grant & Ann Doddridge, both of New York. 
Benjamin Watson & Jane Van Orden, both of New York. 
Jacob Emmens & Elizabeth Glean, both of New York. 
James A. Stewart & Sarah Schermerhom, both of New 

Jonas Kelsey, of Duches County, & Jane DuBois, of 

New York. 
Thomas Smith,. Merch', & Mary Peters, both of Philadel- 
John Adams, Mariner, & Hannah Bradbum, Widow, both 

of New York. 
Jonathan De Lanoy, Shipwright, & Eleonar Yarrow, Widow, 

both of New York. 
Henry Cutler, Shoemaker, & Hannah Bussing, both of 

New York. 
Cap* Peter Schermerhom & Elizabeth Bussing, both of 

New York. 
Peter Fountain & Eleonar Wickham, both of New York. 
Jonathan Cowdry & Eleonar Vandewater, both of New 

Jacob Keyser & Mary Hartwith, both of New York. 

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CITY OF NEW YORK.— Marriages. 

den t6 dicto. 

den 17 dicto. 
den 33 dicto. 


den II Octob. 

den 16 dicto. 
den 26 dicto. 


den 8 Nov. 
den 10 dicto. 
den 15 dicto. 
den 22 dicto. 

(Continued from VoL XL, p< 8a^of Thb Rbcord.) 

Moyses Lewnis, Mariner, en Mary 
Bayer, Van. N. Yorck, beyde woo- 
nende alhier. 

James Hewett, Mariner, en Maria 
Dyckman, j. d. Van N. Haerlem, d' 
Eerste alhier, en twede tot N. Haer- 

Jacob Codebeck, j. m. Van Norman- 
dyen, en Margareta Provoost, j. d. 
Van Kingstofiwne, d' Eerste woonen- 
de in Esopds, en twede alhier. 

Jacobus Pieterszen, j. m. Van Haerlem, 
en Catharina Keleltas, j. d. Van N. 
Yorck, d' Eerste woonende tot Mits- 
patskill, en twede alhier. 

Arent Andrieszen, j. m. Van Boswyck, 
en Helena Adrians, j. d. Van Achter- 
kol, d* Eerste wonende op Boschwyck, 
en twede den de Deutelbay. 

Jeiiriaen Bosch, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en 
Geesje Anna Brdyn, j. d., beyde wo- 
nende alhier. 

Anthony Matthyszen, j. m. ' 
Van N. Yorck, en Dina 
Miiskite, Uyt de Barbados, 
beyde woonende op Bloe- 

Jacobus Van Duersen, j. 
Albanien, en Aeltje 
Wed' Van Zacharias 
woonende alhier. 

Raedjert Bleam, j. m. Uyt Engel', en 
Marie Karsenboom, Wed* Van Dirck 
Hitman, beyde woonende alhier. 

Thomas Lynes, j. m. , en Anna 

Fellaert, Wed* Van Hendrick Ja- 
cobszen, beyde woonende alhier. 

Jacob Koning, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en 
Margarietie Pieters, j. d. Van de 
G6janes, beyde woonende alhier. 

Padlfis V^n der Beeck, j. m. Van de 
Gtijanes, en Jannetje Johannes, Wed* 
Van Jacob Colve, beyde wonende al- 

- Negres. 


Van N. 
Hiiys, beyde 


Met een licentie 
den 16 dicto. 

den 17 dicto 
oft 17 Sep- 

den 21 Octob. 

den 26 Octob. 

den 8 Nov. 

den 23 Oct. p' 

Getrouwt tot 
N. Haerlem. 

den 14 Nov. 

den II diet. 

den 10 Nov. 
met een licentie 

den 8 dec. 
den 18 diet. , 

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den 7 decemb. 

den 20 dicto. 


den 21 Dec. 

den 27 diet 
den 13 Jan. 

den 24 Jan. 
den 12 Mart 
den 14 dicto. 

den 10 April, 
den 12 dicto. 

den 15 dicto. 

den I May. 

Pieter Wesselszen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 16 diet 

en Anneken Van Oosterhaven, j. d. 

Van Amsterd., beyde woonende al- 

Willjam Rendel, j. m. Van Oudt EngeP, den 22 diet. 

en Elisabeth Strenglits, Wed* Van 

Jeams Herrits, beyde woonende al- 

Robbert Harris, j. m. Van EdenbCu'g, Eodem 20 diet 

en Maria Van Htiysen^ j. d. Van N. per lieentie. 

Albanien, beyde wonende alhier. 

Abrahan} Janszen, j. m. Van Mitspadt- A^ 1696 den 8 

kill, en Sara Etkins, j. d. aen de Jan. 

Bouwerye, beyde woonende alhier. 
Arent^Isacszen Van Hceek, laest Wed' den 12 dicto. 

Van Elisabeth Stevens, en Maria Van 

Hoboeken, laest Wed* Van Otto 

Ladrenszen, beyde woonende alhier. 
Thomas Sanderszen, j. m. Van N. Alba- den 2^Febr. 

nien, en Aeltie Santvoort, j. d. Van 

N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 

A*» 1606. 

Joseph Waldron, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 9 Febr. 

en Annetje Woedert, j. 6. Van N. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Samiiel Bayard, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en Met een lieentie 

Margareta Van Courtlant, j. d. tJt den 12 Mart 

SApra, beyde woonende alhier. 
Abraham Van Dtiyn, j. m. Van Swol, Vertoog gelicht 

en Geertje Martens, j. d. Van de den 3 April. 

Walebocht, d' Eerste woonende op 

N. Uytrecht, en twede tot N. Yorck. 
Gerrit de Gradw, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 4 May. 

en Dorothee Hfiyer, j. d. als boven, 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Thomas Verdon, Wed' Van Jannetje den 26 Apr. 

Claes, en Ytie Jefiriaens, Wed* Van 

Thednis ten Eyek, d' Eerste wonende 

op de Gdjanes, en twede alhier. 
Pieter RyckmanJ.m. Van N. Albanien, den 6 May. 

en Cornelia Keteltas, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. 
Isaacq de LaMontagne, j. m. Van N. den 8 dicto. 

Haerlem, en Hester Van Vorst, j. d. 

Van N. Albanien, beyde wonende 

Comelis Klopper, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 24 dieto« 

en Aefje Ldcas. j. d. Van N. Yorck, 

beyde wonende alhier. 

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den I dicto. 

den 2 1 dicto. 

den 4 Jdn. 

den 7 dicto. 

den 12 dicto. 

den 6 Jiil. 

den 8 dicto. 

den 10 dicto. 

den 17 dicto. 


den 20 dicto. 

den 4 A^. 

den 6 Aug. 

den 8 dicto. 


Reyer Martenszen, j. m. Uyt de Wale- den 22 ^icto. 
bocht, en Rebecca Van der Schueren, 
j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende 

Pieter Borger, j. m. Van N. Albanien, den 1 7 May. 

en Catharina Daniels, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Jan Ekkinszen, j. ni. Van Stdyvesants den 3 J6n. 

Bouwerye, en Maryken Jans, j. d. Van 

N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Johannes Elswardt, Wed' Van Aeltje Meteenlicentie 

Roos, en Anna Pieters, j. d. Van N. den 4 Jto. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Jaspar Hood, j. m. Van y en Meteenlicentie 

Cathrina^ Andries, j. d. Van N. den 7 dicto. 

Yorck, bej^de woonende alhier. 
Philip Menthaer, j. m. Van Vlissingen, dea 19 JdL 

en Hillegond Webbers, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Johannes Van Bi:6g, j. m. Van N. Meteenlicentie 

Yorck, en Margareta Provoost, j. d. den 9 dicto. 

Van N. Yorck, beyde woonende al- 
Daniel DAnscombo, Mariner, en Hele- Meteenlicentie 

na Swan, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde Eodem. 

woonende alhier. 
Johannes Hardenberg, j. m. Van N. Meteenlicentie 

Albanien, en Hillegond Meyers, j. d. den 12 J61. 

Van N. Yorck, beyde woonende al- 
Jan Andriaenszen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 21 A6g. 

en Vrodwtje Andries, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, beyde woonende op dit Eyl*. 
Anthony Cotisart, j. m. Van N. Yordc, den 2 A6g. 

en Lysbeth Valentyn, j. d Van Sche- 

nectade, beyde woonende alhier. 
Stephen Ritzard, j. m. Van N. Yorck, Meteenlicentie 

en Maria Van Brdgge, j. d als boven, den 23 J6L 

beyde woonende alhier. 
John Brine, Mariner, en Elisabeth Van Met een lie. 

Clyflf; j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde den 2 Adg. 

woonende alhier. 

Thefinis Lanen, Wed' Van Griet Jans, Getrouwt tot N. 

en Geertr^yd Jans, Wed* Van Jan Uytrecht 

Otto, d' Eerste op N. Uytrecht, en 

twede alhier. 
Zacharias Weecx, j. m. Van N. Enge- Meteenlicentie 

landt, en Catharina Meyers, j. d. Van den 9 Aiig. 

N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 

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den 13 dicto. 

den 21 dicto. 



den 28 dicto. 
den 18 Sept 
den 26 dicto. 
<ien 10 Oct. 

den 10 Oct. 

den II dicto. 

den 13 dicto. 
den 6 Jan. 

Marten Diifrecke, j. m. Van Vranck- den 28 dicto. 

ryck, en Judithje Ban, Wed* Van 

Onckel Michalje, beyde woonende 

Hendrick Van Hoven, j. m. Van Emb- 

den, en Martha Weydt, j. d. U^t de 

Barbados, beyde woonende alhier. 
Hans Kierstede, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 

en Dina Van Schayck, j. d. als bovcn, 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Johannes Vredenbfirg, j. m. Van N. 

Yorck, en Johanna de LaMontagne, 

j. d. op Haerlem, beyde woonende 

John Davenport, j. m. Van't lange Eyl*, 

en Rebecca Waldron, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Theiinis Dalce, j.ra. Van N. Yorck, en 

Sara Vermelje, j. d. als boven, beyde 

woonende op N. Haerlem. 
David Codsart, j. m. Van Vlissingen, 

en Styntje Joris, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Richard Marlin, j. m.. Mariner Uyt 

Engel*, 6n Mary Anglisch, j. d. Uyt 

Yerlandt, beyde woonende alhier. 
JA Croi, Mariner, j. m. Uyt Engelant, 

en Elisabeth Portel, Wed* Van John 

Mone, beyde wponende alhier. 
Reynier Meynartszen, j. m. Van N. 

Yorck, en Marritje Vlierboom, j. d. 

Van Achter Kol, beyde woonende op 

Matthys Boeckholt, Wed' V. Lysbeth 

Elswaert, en Magdalena Rfitgers, 

Wed* V. Joris Walgraeft beyde wo- 

nende tot N. Yorck. 
Johannes Nerbery, j. m. Van Amsterd., 

en Agnietje Provoost, j. d. Van N. 

Albanien, beyde wonende- alhier. 
Cornelis Fa6l6szen, j. m. Van N. Alba- 

.nien, en Jannetje Andries, j. d. Van 

Bre^ckelen, d' Eerste wonende tot N. 

Yorck, en twede tot Bredckelen. 
Denys Janszen, j. .m. Van Vlissingen, 

en Rachel Schdiirmans, j. d. Van 

Standfort, beyde woonende alhier. 

A** 1697. 

Johannes Vanderheyden, j, m., en Mary Met een licentie 
Woodent, j. d., beyde woonende alhier. den 6 Jan. 

den 3 Sept 
den I Octob. 
den 12 Sept 

Getroiiwt te Ja- 

Getroiiwt .tot 

den II Octob. 
den 15 dicto. 
den II dicto. 

Met vertoog na 

den 25 Octob. 

den 12 Nov. 

Getrouwt tot 

Vertrocken met 
vertoog naer 

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den 22 dicto. 

den 26 dicto. 
den 12 Febr. 

den 27 Febr. 
den 3 April, 
den 9 dicto. 
den 10 dicto. 
^^vl 16 dicto. 
den 23 dicto. 
den 30 dicto. 
den 8 Jta. 
den 18 dicto. 


den 23 dicto. 

• CETRo6wT. 

Thomas Robbertszen, j. m. Van N. den 11 Febr. 

Thtiyn, en Hermina Groenendael, 

Wecr Van Jsaacq Bedlo, beyde woo- 

nende alhier. 
Abraham Kip, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den 26 Jan. 

Catalina de Lanoy, Wed' Van Isaacq 

Van Vleck, bej^de woonende alhier. 
Frans Boon, Wed' Marritie Reramits, den 28 Febr. 

en Catharina Blanck, W«d* Van Jds.- 

tds Ritvelt, beyde woonende alhier. 
Gerrit Vanderpoel, Wed' Van Catharina Met een licentie 

Van Zanten, en Debora Warron, j. d. den 12 Febr. 

Van N. Yorck, beyde woonende al- 
Jan Matsen, Wed' Van Mary Grsy^ en den 5- Apr. 

Elisabeth Bockwits, Wed' Brayer 

Bock wits, beyde woonende alhier. 
Frans Gerbrantszen, j. m. Van Amster- den 25 Mart 

dam en Elisabeth Wessels, j. d. Van 

N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Pieter Chavelier, Wed' Cornelia Bosch, den 3 April met 

j. d. Van N. Yorke, beyde woonende een licentie. 

Isaacq Van Dedrsen, j. m. Van N. den 24 dicto. 

Yorke, en Metje Christiaens, j. d. als 

boven, beyde woonende alhier. 
Walter Heyer, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den 2 May. 

Anna Vredenryck, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 

bel^de woonende alhier. 
Abraham Van Laer, j. m. Van N. Yorck, Eodem. 

en Hester Davids, j. d. Van Amsterd., 

beyde woonende adhier. 
J6st6s Bosch, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den 13 dicto. • 

Anheken Smith, j. d. Van Boswyck, 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Jacob Bradt, j. m. Van Albanien, en den 16 dicto. 

Aefje Everts, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Henricfis Kip, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den 10 Jdn. 

Magdalena Van Vleck, j. d. Uyt Sfi- 

pra, beyde woonende alhier. 
Johannes Janszen Bandt, j. m. Van N. Met vertoog 

Yorck, en Willemyntje Philips, j. d. omte trod- 

6t Sdpra, d' Eerste woonende alhier, wen. 

en twede op Pemmerops. 
Jacob Salomons, Neger, j. m. Van N. den 9 Jul. 

Yorck, en Elisabeth Dee, j. d. Van 

Bloemendael, d* Eerste Woonende al- 
hier, en* twede op N. Uytrecht. 
Marc6s Florentyn, en Anna Carlee, Met een licentie 

beyde woonende alhier. den 24 Jun. 

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den 1 1 Jdl. 

den 23 dicto. 


den 13 A6g. 

den 3 Sept. 
den 18 dicto. 
den 33 dicto. 
den 36 dicto. 
den 8 Oct. 
den 10 diet 
den 20 dicto. 

den 27 dicto. 

den 12 Nov. 
den 13 dicto 


Johannes Ryckman, j. m. Van N. Alba- den 11 Jfil. 
nien, Catarina Kip, j. d. Van N. 
Yorck, d' Eerste woonende tot N. 
Albanie, en twede alhier. 

Thomas Ecker, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 10 Sept. 
en Rachel Van Slechtenhorst, j. d. 
Van Albanien, beyde woonende al- 

Servaes Vlierboom, j. ni. Van Achter- den 22 AAg. 

kol, en Geertr6yd Lesting, j. d. Van 

N. Albanien, woonende tot N. Yorck. 
D" Petr6s Dailla, Frausch Predic* tot Meteenliccntic 

Boston, en Sytie Dtiycking, Wed* den 13 Adg. 

Van Willem Symonszen Block, d' 

Eerste woonende tot Boston, en 

twede alhier. 
Jacob Fredricxen Blom, j. m. Van N. den 23 Sept. 

Yorck, en Mayken Janszen Bosch, 

j. d. als boven, beVde woonende alhier. 
Johannes Lagrandje, j. m. Van N. Al- den 28 diet. 

banien, en Ytie Croesvert, J. d. Van 

alhier, beyde. woonende alhier. 
Jan Canon, j. ra. op Staten Eylant, en 

Maria Legrand, j. d. Van Casant fiyt 

ZeeP, beyde woonende alhier. 
Sodrt Olphertszen, Wed' Van , Met een lice ntie 

en Heyltje Pieters, Wed* Van , den 26 Sept. 

beyde woonende alhier, 
Wolfert Webber, Jiinior, j. m. Van N. den 29 Octob. 

Yorck, en Grietje Jacobs, j. d. Van 

N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
William Anderson en Debora de Mey- Meteenlicentie 

ert, Wed* Van Thomas Lynden, den 10 Oct. 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Benjamin Wynkoop, j. m. Van Kings- Meteenlicentie 

toAwne, en Femmetje Van dcr Heul, den 21 dicto. 

j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde woonende 

A(ig6st{is Jaj^, j. m. Van Rochel, in Meteenlicentie 

Franckryck, en Anna Maria Bayard, den 28 dicto. 

j. d. Van N. Voick, beyde woonende 

Stoffel Pels, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den28Novemb. 

Catalyntie Bentinck, j. d. Van N. Al- 
banien, beyde wonende tot N. Yorck. 
Jan Wei, Wed' Van Jsabel Angola, en den 5 Dec. 

Anne Marie Van Curacao, laest Wed' 
,Van Franciscds de Angola, d' Eerste 

wonende op N. Yarsty, en twede aen 

de Groote Kill. 

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I "* 


den 3 Dec. 

den 10 diet. 

" den 17 diet 

den 25 diet. 

den 29 Jan. 
den II Mart, 
den 6 May. 

den 13 dicto. 
^^^ H dieto. 

de^ ^S May. 

Hendriek Meyer, j. m. Van N. Haerlem, 
en Wyntje Rhee, j. d. Van N.Yorck, 
beyde woonende tot N. Yorck. 

Johan Woodart, j. ni. Van N. Yorck, 
en Evas Winnet, j. d. Van N. Alba- 
nien, beyde woonende alhier. 

Peeck. de Witt, j. m. Van Kings- 
to6wne, en Maryken Jans, j. d. Van 
N. Albanien, beyde woonende alhier. 

Anthony Salomons, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Isabel Frans, j. d.-als boven, 
beyde woonende alhier. 

Elsy Crosbe, j. m. Van Londen, en 
Elisabeth Benbroeck, j. d. als boven, 
beyde woonende alhier. 

A^ 1698. 


den 10 Dec. 

den 18 diet. 

A** 1698 den 2 

aen 4 dieto. 

Uytgestelt om 
redenen, en- 
nix getrouwt 
den 6 Mart.* 

Andries Abrahamszen, j. m. Van N. den 16 Febr. 

Yorck, Jaeomyntie Wanshaer, j. d. 

als boven, beyde woonende alhier. 
Walter BroWs, j. ra. Uyt Schotlar.dt, den 22 April. 

en Helena Bidset, j. d. als boven, 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Pieter Lakeman, j. m. Van Staten EyP, den 6 May met 

en Jannetje Stavast, Wed* Van Evert een licentie. 

Wesselszen, D' Eerste wonende op t 

Staten EyP, entwede alhier. 
Pieter Chaigneaig, j. ra. Van Rochel, den 29 May. 

en Aeltje Smit, Wed* Van Isacq Van 

Tilbdrg, beyde woonende alhier. 
Walter Halsbeth, Wed' Van Mary Bre- 

sert, en Elisabeth Tocker, laest Wed* 

Van Owens Johns, beyde woonende 

Marcfis Tibofit, j. m. Van Gent in den 29 May tot 

Vlaenderen, en AeQe Cornelis, Wed. N. Haerlem. 

V. Jonas Lievenszen, beyde tot N. 


Jacob&s Rollegom, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 26 May met 
en Lydia Derkins, j. d. als boven, een licentie. 
beyde woonende alhier. 

Johannes Van Tilb6rg, Wed' Van Anna den 3 A6g. 
Maria Van Giesen, en ^targrietje 
Jans, j. d. Van N. Yorck, beyde woo- 
nende alhier. 

I^vin^s de Windt, j. m. Van S' Edsta- den 26 May met 

^ PosCpoiMd feroertaiii reuoos and now married on the 6(h of March. 

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den 27 dicto. 

den 3 J6n. 

den 15 dicto. 
den 2 J61. 

den 27 dicto. 

den 12 Adg. 

den 26 diet. 

den 27 dicto. 

den 30 dicto. 


den 9 Sept 

den 19 dicto. 

den 30 dicto. 

den 25 Octob. 
den 25 Nov, 
den 5 Decerab. 

chids, en Ariaentie Moll, j. d. Van een Hcentie. 

N. Yorck, be^^de woonede alhier. 
Pieter Hendrickszen, j. m. Uyt Vries- den 5 J6n. 

landt, en Rachel Berckhoven, j. d. 

Van 't lange Eyr, beyde wonende al- 
Dirck Uytten Bogaert, j. m. Van N. den 24 diet. 

Yorck, en Elisabeth Eckerszen, j. d. 

als boven, beyde wooriende alhier. 
Jan Hoogteling, j. m. Van 

— , en 
Mary Colevelt, j. d. Van N. Yorck. 

Abraham Weybrantszen, j. m. Van Cu- 
racao, entirietje de Groot, j. d. Van 
N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 

Johannes Joosten, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Jfidith Verwey, j. d. Van N. Alba- 
nien, beyde woonende alhier. 

Pieter Waldron, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en 
Trl^ntie Van der Berg, j. d. Van N. 
Albanien, beyde woonende alhier. 

Latirens Heddig, j. m. Van Amsterdam, 
en Hanna Colevelt, j. d. Van N. 
Yorck, beyde wonende alhier. 

-, en Jan- 
N. Yorck, 

N. Yorck, 
als boven, 

Matthys Lo&w, j. m. 

netje Heyning, j. d. Van 
beyde woonende alhier. 

Willem Wall en, j. m. Van 
en Mary Santfordt, j. d. 
be\^de woonende alhier. 

den 1 5 dicto met 

een licentie. 
den 25 ^dict. 

den 21 ACig. 

den 9 Sept. 

den II dicto. 

den I Sept. met 
een licentie. 

den 7 dicto met 
een licentie. 

Hendrick Bosch, Junior, j. m. Van N. den 30 Sept 

Yorck, en Maria Van der Beek, j. d. 

Van N. Yorck, beyde woonende al- 
Iden Thefinissen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 

en Anna Ldcas, j. d. Van Albanien, 

d* Eerste woonende alhier, en twe- 

de tot N. Albanien. 
Hendrick Metselaer, j. m. Van N. 

Yorck, en Johanna Clara Eyck, j. d. 

Van Schenectade, beyde woonende 

BernardQs Smith, j. m. Van Boschwyck, 

en Elsje Meyers, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Gemt Heyer, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en 

Saertje Bosch, j. d. Uyt S^pra, beyde 

woonende alhier. 
Thomas Shermer, Wed' Van PVancis 

Waerdt, en Aefje Jacobs, j. d. tot N. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 

den 8 Oct 

den 16 diet 

den 30 dicto 
met een li- 


den 27 dicto. 

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FROM JUNE 5, 1725. — Marriages. 

Communicated ry Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

" This Book was given to the Parish of Hempstead by Theodorus 
Van Wyck Esq Justice of the Peace in the said Parish." 

"A register of marriages beginning in June 1725, Robert Jenny being 
Rector of the Parish." ♦ 


Sep. 5. Nehemiah Spraggs & Phebe Southord. B. 

Sep. 26. John Reynolds & Hannah Sutton. , B. 

" Solomon Southard & Phebe Wood. B. 

Jan. 9. At Oyster Bay, Joseph Thornicraft & Martha White. B. 


April 4. At Oyster Bay, John Lattine & Martha Coles. L. 

July 1 7. At Oyster Bay, John Handerson & Anne Prime. B. 

Caleb Carman & Mary Southard. B. 

10. George Bates & Grace Elderd. I-,. 

At Oyster Bay, John Pine & Grace Carman. B. 

William King & Mary Slait. L. 

John Place & Elizabeth Mudgen. B. 

Peter De Milt & Phebe Volentine. B. 
Henry Strange, of Ky^, N. Y., & Elizabeth Kissam, alias 

Locassam. L. 
William Dennis, of Huntington, L. I., & Mary Alburtson, 

of Oyster Bay, I^ I. B. 

At Oyster Bay, Volentine Worden & Deborah Lattine. B. 

Hicks Seaman & Elizabeth Barnes. L. 

John Reynour & Elizabeth Combes. L. 

Josias Smith & Rebecca Foreman. B. 

Dec. 23. William Cornell & Charity Doughty, of Flushing. L. 

Dec 26. Elias Cornell, of Oyster Bay, & Elizabeth Smith. • B. 
Jan. 13. Tristrim Dodge, of Oyster Bay, & Sarah Hogsost, of 

Oyster Bay. L. 
Feb. 6. William Miles, of Oyster Bay, & Mary Deane, of Oyster 

Bay. L. 

Mar. ID. Jacob Carle & Merian Williams. B. 

Mar. 21. At Oyster Bay, Ebenezer Thomas & Sarah Carter. B. 

*[Ualess otherwise noted, the ceremony of marriage took place at Hempstead, and the parties resided at 
Hempstead. The letters L. and B. indicate that the mamage was by Licemsty or, after due publication 













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April II. Thomas Smith & Maiy Yeomans. L. 

May 15. Wijliam Tollifre& Mary Shepherd. L. 

May 25. Nehemiah Dean, of Oyster Bay, & Mary Comelitts^ of 

Oyster Bay. B. 

May 30. Uriah Piatt, of Huntington, & Mary Smith. L. 

June 10. John By Vauk, of N. Y.'City, tf Sarah Haviland. L. 

June 23. Thomas I^iscomb, of Smithtown, L. I., and Mary Smith, 

of Smithtown, L. I. — 
nne 23. James Stringham, of Flushing, & Mary Cornell, of Flush- 
ing. L. 

July 9. Benjamin Hall & Phebe Llewellin. B. 

July 20. Elias Clapp, of Rye, N. Y., & Ruth Allen. L. 

July 30. Robert Carpenter, of Rye, N. Y., & Elizabeth Carpenter, 

of Oyster Bay. B. 

Aug. 12. Thomas Langdon & Mary Albnrtiss. L. 

Aug. 13. Daniel Comes & Mary Monsee. B. 

Aug. 25. Benjamin Tread well & Phebe Piatt, of Huntington. L. 

Sep. 1 1. Robert Wilson & Sarah Foreman. B. 

Sep. 21. Abram Llewellin, of Rye, N. Y., & Hannah Tatham, 

of Flushing. L. 

Oct. 22. Matthew Shoes, of Maryland, & Mary Youngs, of Oyster 

Bay. R 

Nov. 12. Barent Van Wyck & Hannah Careman. L. 

Dec. 25. John Hubbs, of Oyster Bay, & Elizabeth Volentine. L. 

Feb. 8. William Alexander, of Jamaica, & Mary Lester. K 

Feb. 9. Thomas MuUinder & Mary Frances. B. 

Mar. 7. John Petit & Elizabeth Manwaring. B. 

Mar. 17. John Lennington & Hannah Carle. B. 


William Nicols & Sarah Embree. B. 

Daniel Bedel & Mary Totten. B. 

Benjamin Cornell & Deborah Dean, of Flushing. L. 
Joseph Carpenter, of Oyster Bay, & Sarah Lattine, of 

Oyster Bay. L. 

Samuel Mott & Martha Smith. L. 

Obadiah Volentine & Martha Thurston. L. 

Jacob Volentine & Sarah Downing, of Oyster Bay. L. 

William Totten & Sarah Bates. B. 

Samuel Bedel & Jeasperance Johnston. B. 

John Morris & Amy Hubbs, of Oyster Bay. L. 

Edward Verity & Hannah Seaman. B. 
At Oyster Bay, John Aspenwal, of New York, & Sarah 

Sands, of Oyster Bay* L. 

John Hewlett & Hannah Jackson. B. 

Thomas Baker & Sarah Peet. B. 

Aaron Place & Martha Combs. B. 





























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i88o.] Records of St. Georges Church, Hempstead, L. L 135 

Oct 9. Robert Weeks, of Oyster Bay, & Jerusah Lewis, o( Oyster 

Bay, B. 

Oct 12. James Boast & Elizabeth P^et B. 

Oct 13. John Seaman & Martha Verity. B. 
Dec. F. Samuel Lounsberry, of Rye, N. Y., & Hannah Carpenter, 

of Oyster Bay. B. 
Dec. 7. William Walters, of Oyster Bay, & Mary Losee, of Oyster 

Bay. L. 

Dec 20. John Sprong & Patience Langdon. L. 
Dec 22. At Oyster Bay, Michael Matthews, of Oyster Bay, & 

Hannah Barns, of Oyster Bay. B. 
Dec, 25. Obadiah Hichman, of Flushing, & Elizabeth Wiggins, of 

J^tmaica. L. 

Dec 29. Robert Sutton & Phebe Smith. L. 

Jan. 19. John Johnston & Sarah Verity. B. 

Jan. 24. Revmouran Townsend, of Oyster Bay, & Mary Allen. B. 

Jan. 25. Silas Smith & Catherine Smith. ' L. 

Feb. 6. Joseph Hall & Mary Pine. B. 

Feb. 14. Joseph Denton & Elizabeth Smith. L. 


May 5. Jonathan Carle &: Martha Allen. B. 
May II. William Thornicraft, of Oyster Bay, & Ruth Carpenter, 

of Oyster Bay. R 
May 22. Joseph Cooper, of Oyster Bay, & Mary Wright, of Oyster 

Bay, L. 

May 23. Solomon Symmons& Susanna Pettit I^. 

May 27. John Castine & Alice Critma^. — 

June 12. John Low, of Oyster Bay, & Dinah Dean, of Oyster Bay. B. 

June 27. John Totten & Elizabeth Baldwin. B. 

June 29. John Langdon & Anne Carman. — 
July 5. Amos Wpod, of Huntington, & Mercy Pratt, of Oyster 

Bay. U 

July 6. John Wooly & Hannah Allen. L^ 

July 21. David Daton, of Brookhaven, & Eunice Chancey.- L. 
Aug. 12. Aaron Smith, of Oyster Bay, & Elizabeth Coles, of Oyster 

Bay. B. 
Sep. I. Richard Carney, of Oyster Bay, & Hannah Bull, of 

Oyster Bay. B. 

Sep. 3. Richard Baker & Martha May. L. 

Sep. 24. Henry Disburry, of Mamarineck, & Hannah I^rker. L. 
Oct 23. Cornelius Barnes, of Oyster Bay, & Marsy Teller, of 

Oyster Bay. B. 

Nov. 12. Joseph Reyner & Deborough Totten. B. 

Nov. 22. Peter Lott, of Rye, & Sarah Halstead, of Oyster Bay. B. 
Dec 7. At Oyster Bay, Hesekiah Holdrige, of Oyster Bay, & 

Mary Taylor. B. 
Dec. 20. Christopher Isonhart, of Flushing, &: Sarah Stiingham, 

of Flushing. L. 

Jan. 16^ Adam Symmons & Hannah Pine. L. 

Digitized by 


136 Records of St, George's Churchy Hempstead^ L, L [July* 

Jan. 29. John Baker & Elizabeth Francis. B. 

Feb. 4. Daniel Carpenter & Sarah Hall. B. 

Mar. 12. Peter Baker & jMary Peet. B. 

Mar. 14. Robert Mitchel & Hannah Cornel. L. 


Mar. 30. William Bayley, & Hannah Everett, of Jamaica. B. 

April 19. Cap't Soloman Symmons & Mary Linnington. L. 

May 7. Thomas Foster & Hannah Langdon. B. 

May 14. Henry Southard & Phebe Totten. B. 

May 23. Stephen Chapel & Mary Frances. B. 

May 30. Jackamiah Mitchel & Elizabeth Jones. I^. 

June 1 1. Daniel Searing & Sarah Coe. L. 

June 19. Abel Smith & Ruth Jackson. L. 

July 23. Patrick Caryl & Mariana Mott. B. 

John Mott & Hannah Youngs. B. 

Sep. 2. Timothy Smith, of Jamaica, & Margaret Hendrickson. R 

Sep. 7. William Pigeon & Susanna Seamens. B. 

Sep. 12. Moses Van Aistine & Abigail Pearsall. L. 

Sep. 24. James I^wrence, of Flushing, & Phebe Valentine. L. 

Sep. 25. James Hugins& Martha Oldfield. B. 

Oct II. Jotham Townsend, Esq., of Oyster Bay, & Anne Kyssam. L. 

Soloman Powell & Ruth Carman. L. 
Oct 17. ThoAias Chrondle, of Oyster Bay, & Elinour Hall, of 

Oyster Bay. B. 
Oct. 26. Thomas Townsend, of Oyster Bay, & Abigail Youngs, of 

Oyster Bay. B. 
Sampson Cruger, of Oyster Bay, & Margritta Losee, of 

Oyster Bay. ^ L. 

Oct. 30. Samuel Seaman & Isabella Allen. B. 
Nov. 8. Wright Coles, of Oyster Bay, & Sarah Birdsell, of Oyster 

Bay. • L. 
Nov. 24. John Parent, of Oyster Bay, & Amy Mott, of Oyster 

Bay. B. 

Dec. 1 6. David Betty & Abigail Jackson. L. 
Dec 20. At Oyster Bay, William Frost, of Oyster Bay, & Susannah 

Coles, of Oyster Bay. I^. 
Jan. 10. Abijah Sands, of Oyster Bay, & Hannah Warren, of 

Oyster Bay. L. 

Jan. II. Jonathan Pine & Dorithy Oldfield. B. 

Jan. 29. George Scot & Abigail Hunt. B. 

Feb. 9. George Smith & Sarah Brass, of Oyster Bay. B. 
Mar. 10. Jeremiah Lownsberry, of l^yQ^ & Phebe Thornycraft, of 

.Oyster Bay. B. 

Mar. 16. William Valentine & Rebeckah Baldwin. L. 
Mar. 20. Timothy Horsefied, of Brookland, & Mary Doughty, of 

Flushing. L. 

Mar. 20. Joseph Seaman & Sarah Bartoe. L. 

Digitized by 


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CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from VoL XI., p. 41, of Tm Rxcoro.) 

[1689 Sept.] 
den 8 diet 


den 15 diet 

den 18 diet 

den 24 diet 


den 23 diet 


den 6 Oct. 

den 9 diet 
den 13 diet 

den 16 diet, 
den 20 diet 




Thomas Koeck, Har- Sara. 

mentje Direks. 
Lafirens Thomaszen, Thomas. 

Catharina Lievens. 
Wiljam Pleay, obyt, Sara. 

Sara Breser. 

AlbertAs Ringo, Jan- Pieter. 

neken Stoutenb^g. 
Samuel Pell, Debora 


Gysbert Van Jms- 

'b6rg, Janneken 

Jonathan Provoost, 

Catharina Van der 

Johannes Van der 

Spiegel, Maria Le- 

Daniel Waldron, Sara 

Johannes Jansz. V. 

Lfiisthoiit, Albert- 

je Barents. 
Willjam Nicols, Anna 

Van Renselaer. 

Samuel Pell, 
oudt 21^ 






Johannes Martelyns, Pieter. 

Aeltje Jans. 
Isaacq Van Vleek, Tieleman. 

Catalina de Lanoy. 
Petriis de Mill, Ma- Elisabeth. 

ria Van der he(il. 

Jan Ewoiitszen, Lys- Anneken. 

beth Pl^vier. 
Gerrit Cosynszen, Mary ken. 

Belitie Thomas. 
Matthys Bro^wer, Annetie. 

Marritie Pieters. 
Comelis Jaeobszen Sara. 

Verdfiyn, Sara Van 


Joost Kdyektiyt, Annetje 

Thomas Latirenszen Po- 
pinga, Geesje Barens. 

Pieter Janszen Messder, 
M' Samuel Staets, Jo- 
hanna Reynders. 

L6eas Stoutenbtirg, Adri- 
aentie Comelis. 

op de Belydenisse Syns 

Pieter Jjmszen Messier, 
Marritje Willems. 

Jillis Provoost, Anna Matj- 

Carsten Leiirsen, Geertie 

Jan de La Montague, Ca- 
tharina Van Cortlant. 

Barent Janszen Boseh, 
Jannetje Barents. 

De H' Stephanus Van 
Cortlant, Major Brant 
Schtiyler, Maria Nieols. 

Pieter Legrand, Janne- 
ken de Windel. 

Jacob Phanix, Cornelia 
de Lanoy. 

Abraham Janszen Van der 
heiil, Marten Clock, 
Sara de Mill. 

Johannes Cofiwenhoven, 
Hester Plfivier. 

Benjamin Slades, Marye 

Willem Nazareth, Helena 

Hendrick Van Feurden, 
Sara Van Feiirden. 

* Baptised upon confession of fiuth. 

Digitized by 


1^8 Records cfthe Reformed Dutch Church in New York. (Juty* 





den 27 d. 


den 30 d. 
den 5 Nov. 

den 10 diet. 

den 13 diet. 

den 1 7 d. 


den 20 d. 
den 24 d. 



Isaaq de PeJ^ter, Cornelia. Francois Roinbout, Cor- 

Maria Van Balen. ncUa de Peyster. 

Jan Meet, Grietie Picter. Pieter Meet, Ekje Man- 

Mandeviel. devieL 

Jacob Van Gesel, Anna Ca- Reynier Willcms> Hen- 

Geertr^yd Reyni- tharina. ^rick Boelen, Femmet- 

Pieter Willcmsz. Maria. 

Room, Hester Van 

Tobias Stoatenbarg, Jan. 

Annetje RoUegom. 

je Kock. 

Jan Willemszen Room, 
Lj^sbeth Van Gelder. 

Jan Joosten Van RoUe- 
gom, Jannetje Stouten* 

Johannes Van Giesen, 
Anna Kiiyler. 

Dirck Fransz. V. Anna. 

dyck, Urseltjc 

Andries Grevenract, Catharina. Thomas Lambertszen, 

Anna Van Brdg. Elisabeth Rodenb^g. 

Jan Willemszen Roo- Hendrickje. Gerrit Bastiaenszen, Hes- 

men, Maria Basti- 

Lambert Arentszen, Cornells. 

Margrietie Gerrits. 
Abraham Santvoort, Jacob. 

Vrountie Van Hoqp 

Pieter Van Brtg, Sa- Catharina. 

ra Ciiyler. 
Gerrit Bastiaenszen, Bastiaen. 

Tryntie Thyssen. 
Thefinis de Key, He- Johannes. 

lena Van Brdg. 
Gerrit Gerritsz. D(i- Annetje. 

jon, Neeltje Pie-. 


Elias Post, Marritje Lodowyck. 

Pieter Willemszen Frederick. 

Van der Schiieren, 

Sara Fredricx. 
Jaspar Nissepadt, Margrietje. 

Mechtelt de Rie- 

Siboiit Hercxen, Mar- Jan. 

ritje Abrahams. 
Pieter Jansz. V. Til- Frans. 

b6rg, Lysbeth 

« Frans. 
obbert Walter, Ca- Maria, 
tharina Leydsler. 

ter Van Gelder. 

Hendrick I^endertszen, 
Ariaentje Comelis. 

Isaack Vaii Vleek, Anna 
Maria Van Hooren. 

Hendrick Kdyler, Catha- 
rina Rodenburg. 

Jan Hendrickszen, Cata- 
lyntie Thyssen. 

Pieter Van Br6g, Agniet- 
je de Key. 

Hermanns Gerritszen, 
Gerrit Gerritszen D6- 
jon. Senior, Pietertje 

Adriaen Bofi^aerdt, Annet- 
je Wessels. 

Evert Aertszen, Cathar]^ 

S&sanna de Riemer. 

Jicob^s de Key, Anneken 

Jan Tedniszen Van Til- 
b6rg, Mkryken Frans. 

Jacob Leydsler, Susanna 

Digitized by 


i88o.] Records of ike Reformed Dutch Church in New York, \ j^ 



den 29 diet Sj^mon Breestede, Catharina. 

Janaeken Van 
[458] Laer. 

den I Dec Nicolaes Gerritszen, Rachel, 

Marj^ken RoUe- 

den 15 diet Andries Breedstede, Mary. 

Anna Van Borsito. 
EodenL Sara, 

denaadict Bartholomeftsse Charles. 

Rote, GeertrtLyd 

Van Rollegom. 
Eodem. Jacob Teller, Christi- Willem. 

na Wessels. 
den 26 diet Caspar Pietersz. Me- Pieter. 

vi, Lysbeth Schfter- 


den I Jan. 

den 8 diet 
den Z2 dicto. 

den 15 dicto. 
den 19 dicto. 

den 22 diet 

den 26 dicto. 

den 30 dicto. 
den 2 Febr. 
den 12 dicto. 

den 16 dicto. 

Barent Lievenszen, 
Johanna Van der 

Isaacq Kip, Sara de 

Leendert Lievens- 
zen, Elisabeth Har- 

Brant Sehdyler, Cor- 
nelia V. Cortl\ 

Johannes Van der 
Vorst, Annetje 

Hendrick Kermer, 
Annetje Thomas. 

Jan Willemszen, Lys- 
beth Fredricx. 






Tobias ten Eyek, Adriaen. 

Lysbeth Hegeman. 
John Sprat, Maria de John. 

Kenyan Arentsz. de Jan, 

Grail, Styntie Jans. 

Jacob Van Tilbdrg, Tryntie. 
Grietje Kermer. 

Henricus Greven- Elsje. 
raedt, Sara San- 


Johannes Van Laer, Ca- 
tharina Van Laer. 

Bartholeme(is Reeek, 
Geertrdyd Van Rolle- 

de H' Jacob Lydsler, Els- 
je Lydsler. 

Johanna Edsal. 

Jan Joosten V, Rolle- 
gom, Tryntie Jans. 

Francoys Rombotit, Hel- 
ena Teller. 

Jeremias Hagenaer, 

Aeeht Jans. 

Leendert Lievenszen, Ca- 
tharina Van der poel, 
Maryken abeel. 

Isaacq de Mill, Maryken 
Van der hefil. 

Gerrit Hardenberg, Gees- 
je Lievens. 

Jacobs Van Cortlant, 
Catharina Van Cordant. 

Jacobus de Key, Wyntie 

Robbert Sinclaer, Gerrit 
Ddycking, Maryken 

Fredrick Arentszen, De 
H' Jacob Leydsler, 
Margrietie Pieters. 

Coenraedt ten Eyek, Adri- 
aentje Hegemans. 

Isaacq de Peyster, Catha- 
rina de Peyster. 

Jan Dirckszen, Maryken 
Hendricks Van der 

Jan Janszen Van Tilbdrg, 
Tryntie Jans. 

Jan Herbardinck, Anna 
Van Brdg. 

Digitized by 


140 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. fJ^ly. 

den 22 dicto. 

[459] . 
den 28 diet. 


den 2 Mart, 
den 21 diet. 
den 2 Apr. 
den 6 diet. 
den 1 1 Apr. 

den 13 dieto. 
den 18 diet. 


den 20 d 


den 4 May 


Isaaeq de Riemer, 
Alida Wessels. 

Theunis Comeliszen, 
Annetje Claes. 

Leendert Hiiygen, 
Magdaleentje Wol- 

Jan DdToOrt, Jan- 
netje Jans. 

Hendrick Gerritszen, 
Marritje Waldrons. 

Seger Comeliszen, 
Femmetje Laurens. 

Henry Breser, Mary- 
ken Joris. 

Willem Nasarets, 
Helena Brodwers. 

Wier Epkens, Gerri- 
tie Maudeviel. 

Johannes Jfirekszen, 
Janneken Derret. 

Jan Dirckszen, Cata- 
lina Clopper. 

Jaeob Boelen, Catha- 
rina Kloek. 

Barent Waldron, Jan- 
neken Jans. 

Jan Willemszen, 

Tryntie Hendriex. 

Jan Corszen, Metje 

Hendriek Wesselszen 
ten Broeek, Janne- 
ken Breedstede. 

Urbaniis Thomaszen, 
Maryken Seho(iten. 

Htiybert Gerritszen. 

Hendriek Boelens- Abraham, 
zen, Anneken Coiir- 

Daniel Veenvos, Rebeeea. 

Christina Jaeobs. 
Isaae Van Boeek, Arent. 

Anna Popelar. 
Jaeob^s Ver Hdlst, Abraham 

Maryken Bennet. Isaae. 

David Hendriekszen, David. 
Annetje Borgers. 

* No witnesses but the mother. 


Petr6s. Pieter de Riemer, Susan- 

na de Foreest 

Cornelis. Pieter Jaeobszen, Neeltje 

Barent De H' Jaeob Leydsler, 

Elsje Thyraens. 

Jannetje. Willem Janszen, Marie 

Abraham. Lambert Ariaenszen, An- 
netje Waldron. 

Benjamin. Niesje Hdypkens. 

Geesje. Wydt Timmer, Willemtje 

I^ysbeth . Pieter Le grand, Anneken 

Jaeob. David Maudeviel, Grietie 

Willem. Pieter Van der SehCieren, 

Sara Fredriex. 
Heyltie. Soert Olphertszen, Mar- 

grietje Cloppers. 
Jaeob. Direk ten Eyek, Lysbeth 

Van der hell. 
Belitje. Samiiel Waldron, Grietje 

Jan. Geen get&^gen dan de 

Jaeobiis. Theftnis de Key, Cathari- 

na der Val. 
Maria. Jan Harberdinek, Geer- 

trdyd Breedstede. 

Johannes. Gerrit Holla, Neeltje 0r- 

Htiybert. Vineent Montagnie, 

Neeltje . 

Jaeob Boelenszen, Trynt- 

je Boelen, 

Jaeob Claeszen Groes- 
beeek, Anna Jaeobs. 

Arent Isaeszen, Johanna 
Van Spyek. 

Willem en Jaeob Bennet, 
Maria Badie, Ariaentje 
Van de Water. 

Gerrit Holla, S6sanna 

Digitized by 


iS8o.] Rtcords of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York, 141 

den II diet 
den I J^i. 

den 9 diet. 

den 22. 
den 29 d. 

den 2 Jdl. 

den 6 diet 
den 13 diet 


den 23 d. 
den 8 A^g. 


den ID diet 

den 13 diet 


Jsaae de Mill, Sara 

WUlem Anthony, Ma- 
ria Klerek. 

Matthys Franszen, 
Geertie Lamberts. 

Rodgert Parker, 

doot,* Sophia Jans. 

Evert Hendriekszen, 
Metje Harden- 

Bennony Ciirlaqr, 
Lysbeth Van der 

Jan Carelszen, Hele- 
na RAstenbfirg. 

Harmands Borger, 
Grietje Carstens. 

Victor Bieker, Claes- 
je Blanek. 

Evert Van Hoeek, 
Johanna Van Spyck. 









De H' Cap* Anthony Jiidith. 

broekholt, Susanna 

Cornelis Direxszen, Direk. 

Cornelia Bogardds. 
Samuel Pell, obyt, Samiiel. 

Hester Bordings. 

Isaaeq Stephenszen, Elsebeth. 

Margariet Van der 

Marten Kregier, Jan- Samuel. 

neken Hendriex. 
Cornelis Miehielszen, Neeltje. 

Niefje Ysbiants. 
Adam Winnt, Anna Raehel. 

John Clerek, Anna Sara. 

Jan Piroo, Metje Maria. 

Jan Sipkens, Resje Joris. 

Pieter Jaeobszen de Raehel. 

Groot, Belitje Van 

Wiljam Charger, Su- Charel. 

sanna Breser. 



Isaaeq Kip, Anna de Mill, 
Maryken Jans. 

Jaeob Corfi. Stille, Ari- 
aentje Jans. 

Thetinis Franszen, Tryn- 
tie Breedstede. 

Joost Palding, Catharina 

Gerrit Hendriekszen, Ca- 
tharina Hardenbroeek. 

Leendert Van der Poel, 
D' Gidion Sehaets, Ca- 
tharina Van der Poel. 

Ldeas Tienhoven, Tryntie 

Claes Borger, Magdalena 

Arent Isaeszen Van 
Hoeek, Janneken Le 

Sam(iel Bayard, Capt. Ga- 
briel Monvielle, Maria 
Verieth, Jiidith Verieth. 

Willem Bogardds, Wal- 
b6rg Sylla. 

M' Lticas Van Tienhoven, 
Willem Pell, Susanna 

De H' Jaeob Leydsler, 
Catharina Walter. 

Johannes de Peyster, An- 
na Banekers. 

Ysbrant Elderts, Marritie 

Brandt Sehfiyler, Cathari- 
na Van Ccrtlant 

Willem Janszen Room, 
Petronella de Wit 

Hendriek Jaeobszen, Lys- 
beth Forman. 

Joris Borger, Lysbeth 

Johannes Thomaszen, 
Cornelia Van Sehayek. 

Abraham Breser, Aeltie 

Digitized by 



Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 


den 1 7 diet. Jan Ariaenszen Zip, Margariet. 

Johanna Van der 

den 20 diet, Willem Peers, Grietje Rachel 


Eodem. Jan Hybon, Geer- Jacob, f | 

triij^d Breedstede. Rachel. \ f 


den 27 diet Gerrit Wynantszen Wynant. 

Van der Poel, Ca- 

tharina Van Sant. 
den 31 diet Jefiriaen Nagel, Jan- Benjamin. 

neken Philips. 

den 6 Sept JanThomaszen,Apol- Maria, / | 
Ionia Corfi. Qfiick. Anna. \ I 

Eodem. Claes Borger, Sara Maryken. 

den 8 dicto. Hieronymus Van Wilhelmds. 

Bommely S&sanna 

Eodem. Jan Janszen Moll, Aefje. 

Engeltje Abrahams, 
den 15 diet. Mareelis Pieterszen, Ide. 

Pitftertje Van der 

Eodem. Abraham Ackerman, Johannes. 

Aeltje Van Laren. 

den 18 diet Conrad6s Van der Anna Maf- 

B^g, Elsje Jans. gariet. 
den 21 diet Anthony Van Catharina. 

Schayek, Maryken 

den 24 diet Bosehman Bonde- Lyntie. 

wyns, Sara Hatitko- 


den 28 Sept 


den 5 Oct 


Pieter Meyer, Baet- Lysbeth. 

je Jans. 
Wandel Wessels, Lys- Comelis. 

beth Cornells. 
Willem Brodwer, Lys- Catharyn. 

beth Simpsons. 
Johannes Kip, Catha- Hans. 

rina Kierstede. 



Comelis Van der Vorst, 
Vroiiwtje Van der 
Hendnck Janszen Van 
Feiirden, Apollonia 
Wodter Breedstede, Gecr- 
trdydt Barents, Barent 
Hybon, Marritje Breed- 
Wynant Van der Poel, 
Isaaeq Abrahamszen, 
Janneken Jans. 
Barent Flaesbeeek, Mar- 
ritje Hendricx. 
Hendriek Janszen Van 
Fedrden, Sara Van Feftr- 
den, Albert Leenderts- 
zen, Graedvir, Janneken 
Van Fedrden. 
M' Pieter de Lanoy, Ma. 

ryken Bedloo. 
Pieter de Riemer, Engelt- 
je Hereks. 

Wilhelm Abrahamszen, 
Lysbeth Seh^tonan. ^ 

Andries Meyer, Vroiiwtie 
Van der Vorst, 

Jaeobds Kindt, Anneken 

Ackerman, in plaets van 

Geertie Egberts. 
Jan Fredrixzen, Maria 

Levinnds Van Schayck, 

Jan Lansing, Jolumna 

Frans Goderls, Hdybert 

Bondewyns, Aletta Vstn 

Heitsbergen, . Lyntie 

Gerrit Hellaken, Susanna 

Jacobiis Kip, Marritic 

Barent Janszen, Marritje 

WUlem Teller, Junior, 

Rachel Kip. 

Digitized by 


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Eodera. Johannes Joriszen, Lea. 

Alida Jacobtis. 
den 12 diet Leendert Arentszen, Willem. 

Janneken Willeny. 
Eodem. Baltiis Bar. V. Clyck, La6rens. 

Tryntie B6ys. 
den 19 diet. Nathaniel Bayly, Elias. 

Margariet Obee. 
Eodem. Gerrit Dtiyeking, Ma- Neeltie. 

ria AbeeL 

Eodem. Albert Clock, Tryntie Tryntie. 

den 2 6 diet. Hieronym6s Rappal- Cornelis. 

je, Annetje Thomas. 
Eodem. Jan Peeck, Lysbeth Gysbert 

Van Imb(irg. 
den 30 Oet Isacq de Peyster, Cornelia, 

Maria Van Balen. 
den 2 Nov. David Befoor, Lys- Margariet. 

beth Jans. 
Eodem. Jeremias Tothil, Jen- Hillegonda. 

neken de Key. 

Eodem. Jtist6s Witsvelt, Ca- Jdstina. 

tharina Blanck. 
den 9 diet Meynard Hendrieks- Marten. 

zen, Janneken 

Eodem. Evert Aertsen, Mar- Evert 

ritje Herex. 
Eodem. La(irens Wesselszen, Geertie. 

[463] Aeltje J^ns. 

den 12 diet Lticas Tienhoven, Lysbeth. 

Tryntie Bording. 
den 16 diet Johannes Gerritszen, Isaaeq. 

Jannetje Joehems. 
Eodem. Cornelis Van der Marrilje. 

Beeck, Marritje 

Eodem. Rip Van dam, Sara Maria. 

Van der Spiegel, 
den 23 diet Frans Wesselszen, Geertie. 

Tryntie Bo6t 
deu 28 diet Cornelis Corszen, Daniel. 

Marritie Van der 


* Instead of ^e &the/. 


Wydt Timmer, Janneken 

Arent Leendertszen de 
Graedw, MarVken Arents. 
Jan Herperdinek, Marj^- 

ken Barents Van Clyck. 
Hendriek Obee, Harmen- 

tie Koeek. 
Evert Ddyeking, Beletie 

Dtiyeking, Jannetje 

Daniel Rapaille, Sara 

Johannes Van Eeekelen, 

'Tryntie Pieters. 
Gysbert Van Imbiiirg, 

Gerritje Vil^. 
Abraham de feyster, Hel- 
ena Teller. 
Jan Pieterszen, Janneken 

Befoor, Grietie Wessels. 

Jaeobtis de Key, en Hil- 

legondt The(inis, Henri- 

efis de Meyert, Helena 

Van Brdg. 
Vietor Bickers, Hester 

Marten Hendriexzen, Ma- 

ryken Cornelis. 

Pietcr Van der Schiieren, 
Neeltje Jacobs. 

Jan Herberdiack, Fran- 
cyntie Stdltheer. 

Isaac de Foreest, Annet- 
je Wessels. 

Isaac Gerritszen, Margrie- 
tie Gerrits. 

Pieter Jacobszen Maritis, 
Anneken Wess^s. 

Isaac de Foreest, Margrie- 
tie Van dam. 

Aert Elbertszen, Janne- 
ken Dey. 

Jacob Van der Grist in 
plaets Van de Vader,* 
Daniel Veenvos, Jacob 
Matiritszen, Grietie Van 
der Grist 

Digitized by 


144 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 

den 9 diet. 

Ult. diet 
den 5 Dec. 
den lo diet, 
den 14 diet. 
den 1 7 diet 

den 2 1 diet 

den 25 d. 

den 26 d. 

[464] . 
den 28 diet 


den I Jan. 

den 4 diet. 

den 7 diet, 
den 14 diet 


Coenraedt ten Eyck, 

Belitje Hereks. 
Cap' Ab. de Peyster, 

Catharina de Pey- 

Robbert Derkens, 

Styntie Gosens. 
Jaeob Phanix, An- 

neken Van Vleek. 
Wo6ter Br(iynen, 

Neeitie Harperts. 
Isaae Drae, Sdsanna 

Pieter Janszen, Re- 

beeca Jans. 
Gerrit Rosenboom, 

Marritje Sanders. 









Jaeobfis Comeliszen, Cornelis. 

Aeltie Fredricks. 
D' Sam6el Staets, Jo- Anna Eli- 

hanna Reyenderts. sabeth. 

Abraham Kfiyler, Ca- Hendriek. 

tharina Bleeeker. 
Wiilem Teller, Raeh- Willem. 

el Kierstede. 
Gerrit Hollaert, S6- Mayken. 

sanna Thomas. 
Evert Wendel, Elisa- Johannes. 

beth Sanders. 
Jan Pieterszen, Bant, Lysbeth. 

Marritje Fredriex. 

A** 1691. 

Hendriek Jacobszen, Hendriek 
Anna Fellardt. Simon 

Nieolaes Van der Jan. 

Grist, Barentje Ver 

Nieolaes Rosenvelt, Elsje. 

Hilletje Jans. 
Herman Janszen, Jeremias. 

Geertie SehQQr- 

Moses Le Comty, Sftsanna. 

Hester Le maistre. 
John Temmer, Fytie John. 



Tobias ten Eyek, Geertie 

Suf "'-'!-"• 

Thomas Glove, Catharina 

Willem Teller, Catalyntie 

de Lanoy. 
Riith BrQynen, Geeftie 

Nieolaes Blanek, Claesje 

Jan Hanszen, Hendrickje 

Barent Janszen Bosch. 

Elsje Barents Van der 

Fredrick Arentszen, Jo- 

syntie Jans. 
Joehem Staets, Chiliaen 

Van Renselaer, Anna 

Pieter Van Brdg, Anna 

Johannes Kip, Blandina 

Willem Janszen, Neeltje 

Urban Cis. 

iTsfierts 1 Harpending. 
Frans Goder^s, Anna 

I Jan Montes, Susanna Fel- 
I lart, Robbert Barkens, 
I Hester Arians. 
Barent Ver Kereke, May- 
ken Gysberts. 

Abraham Santvoort, 

Vrouwtje Van hoorn. 

Jeremias Hage, Lysbeth 

Isaae Le maistre, Corne- 
lia Everts. 
Johannes Caspartis, Claes 
Andriesen Anna Wessels, 

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Biography of Com. Hull. — Many of our readers will be pleased to know that 
General Wilson, whose Anniversary Address before our Society appears in this number, 
has been requested by the executors and family of the late Isaac Hull to write his life, 
and that he is now engaged in the preparation of a memoir of the eminent patriot, who 
was among the first to shed lustre. upon American Naval Annals. Persons possessing any 
of HulPs letters of public interest, or personal poems, songs, and ballads, or unpublished 
anecdotes of the hero, will confer a favor by communicating the same to his biographer, 
whose address is 15 East Seventy-fourth Street, New York City. 

MuNSELL. — To Mr. John J. Latting's interesting memorial sketch of Mr. Joel Mun- 
sell, in the April issue, a reader of the Record writes that he would like to add, that 
among his latest publications was a valuable work of a biographical character entitled 
" The Memoirs of an American Lady," by Mrs. Grant, of Laggan. To this charming 
picture of colonial life in Albany was addfed a memoir of the author, by her godson. 
Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. In his preface to the volume. Gen. Wilson alludes to the 
interesting notes contributed by Mr. Munsell. He says : "In preparing a new edition 
of this genuine picture of our ancestors prior to the changes made by the revolution 
—a picture which Paulding told the writer suggested The Dutchman's Fireside^ it has 
be^ thought that some account of the good and gifted lady to whom the world is in- 
debted for the memoir of Mrs. Schuyler, would be acceptable; and that the portrait 
of the author, as well as the notes lundly contributed by the antiquarian of Albany, 
who publishes the volume, would also enhance its value." 

Smith. — The N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. XI., p. 98, 
contains a query from the present writer, in regard to certain members of the family 
of the Colonial Judge Wm. Smith. The information therein desired has been in part 
obtained, and, as perhaps interesting to others, is herewith communicated. 

Judge Smith married, nth May, 1727, Mary, not the daughter, but the grand-daughter 
of Joshua and Sarah Hett. The proof is conclusive, and acknowledgment b due to an 
article in the Historical Magazine for 1868, p. 267, by Dr. O'Callaghan, both for the 
fact and the authority cited. The latter, on examination, is found as follows : 

Register's Office — N. Y. Deeds, Lib. 31, p. 358-0, May, 1729. Contract for property 
on Queen St., between Rene Het, merchant and Blanche, his wife and WillLim Smith, 
Gent : and Mary Het, daughter^ of said Rene Het and Blanche his wife. Do. ps. 359 & 
360. 10 May, 1729. Deed from same to sam^ "for and in consideration of a marri- 
age intended by Cknls permission between the said William Smith and the said Mary 
Het, &c.'* 

The article referred to gives valuable particulars concerning the Hett family, their 
origin, and the date of death of Joshua Hett Smith m N. Y. That Joshua Hett Smith 
had issue, appears from the Bap. Reg. of the First Presbyterian Church (N. Y. Genea- 
logical AND Biographical Record, Vol IX., p. 18), which gives the birth of a son, 
Joshua Gordon, 7th August, 1771 ; and also from a statement, in "Smith's narrative of 
the Causes which led to the death of Major Andr^," that he had three children, living in 
September, 1780. 

Can any of the readers of the Record inform at what date Mr. Smith returned to 
N. Y. ; 5r if the date cannot be given, whether it was before or after the publication, in 
London, 1808, of his narrative ? maturin l. delafield. 

Fieldston^ Aprils l88a 

Smith — Het. — Mary, wife of Judge William Smith, was not the daughter of Joshua 
Hett, but of Rcn^ Het of N. Y., merchant, and of Blanche his wife. Rene Het son of 
Josue and S^^rah Het, was born at Rochelle, France. It does not appear that his parents 
were ever in America. He was naturalized about 1709, together with Lewis de Rosset, 
Andre Fresneau, and others, by act of the British Parliament " anno 7 Ann® Reginse.'* 
See record of this act in N. Y. Register's office, 22d March, 1722. Renfc Het had another 
daughter, Sarah, who married May, 1744, Captain William Smith bf New York, 
mariner and merchant, and died Sept. 1747, leaving two daughters, Blanche, b. 21st 
March, 1745, mar. Rev. Jedediah Chapman, iy,\y,^ of Geneva, N. Y., and Sarah. 

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Ren^ Hct by will dated ist April, 1754, proved 8th Nov., 1768, in N. Y. Surrogate's office, 
after legacies to the children of his daughter Mary, gives to his grandson Joshua Rett Smith, 
** my silver hilted sword, two French Bachaneer guns and one pair of French pbtols, one 
silver walking cane and my best muflf over and above his proportion and share." The 
Irest of his estate he gives to hb grand-daughters the children of his (^aughter Sarah, late 
wife of William Smith. He desires that his burial shall be according to the manner of 
French protestants in and within the City of New York. Immediately under his signa- 
ture are written these words : "The silver hilted sword has been stolen away." 

For information as to tft marriage, etc., of Joshua Hett Smith, see the Historical 
Magamntt new series, Vol. IV., page 266. * 

Some confusion has arisen from the fact that both the sons-in-law of Ren^ Het were 
named William Smith. It may be well therefore, to give the names of the children of 
Captain William Smith by his first wife Gertrude, daughter of Justus Bosch. They Vere : 

1. Mary, b. about 172 1, m. James Jauncey, d. 9th Sept. 1788. 

2. Ann, b. about 1738, m. Rev. Beni" Hait, d. 1806. 

3. John, m. i. Mary, d. pf Judge William Smith and Mary (Het) hb wife, d. 1785. 

2. Margaret 

The children of John Smith (») were r 

i. Mary, b. 17th July, 1750, m. Richard Bancker. 
• iu William Stevens, b. 1755, Col"' U. S. Army, married Abigail, d. of Pres. 
John Adams, 
iii. Sarah, m. Charles Adams, son of President John Adams, 
iv. Eliza, died unmarried. 
V. Ann, m. — Masters. 
• vl John, b. 21st Nov. 1759. 
vii. Justus Bosch, b. 1716 Feb. 1761. 
viii. Margaret, b. 25th July, 1763. 
ix. Belinda, b. 6th Feb., 1765, m. Matthew Clarkson. 
Of these children of John Smith, Mary, the eldest, was the only child of hb first wife 
Mary Smith. j. o. B. 


History of the Administration of John De Witt, Grand Pensionary of Hol- 
land. By James Geddes, Vol. I., 1623-1654. Harpers, N. Y., 1880. 
We have not been favored by the publishers with a copy of this work for examination, 
or for our Society. It may be they cannot afiord it ; or can praise their own books loud 
enough. We are at liberty to say what we think proper when we find among their 
numerous publications, one not of the ephemeral class, deserving of tiotice. This one 
brings out many valuable antiquarian gatherings which may aid our line of research, and 
throw much light upon the history of our city, during its darkest days of early growth, 
danger, and difficulty. One part, to which our Record has repeatedly called attention, as 
too much overlooked by our native historiaxis, vis., the terrible war between English and 
Dutch, in the years 1652, 1653, and 1654, is here very distinctly set forth. No one can 
read the account and be surprised to find that it was difficult or impossible for English and 
Dutch to live tc^ether and keep the peace here, while such a war was raging abroad. 
Previous articles in the Record have been disfigured by some mis-prints and errors of 
detail, but the reader of this work will be apt to approve oiu: plan of not reviving the 
harsh language or scolding, which the publications of that period so freely used, and of 
being on our guard as to the accuracy of the angry stories which either party latftiched out 
about the other during the passionate heats of such a controversy. m. 

The Descendants, by the Female Branches, of Joseph Loomis, who 

from Braintree, England, in the year 1638, and settled in Windsor, Connecticut, in 
1639. By Eli AS Loomis, LL.D., Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy 
in Yale College. Volumes I. and II. New Haven, 188a The first volume with 
a portrait of the author. 
Notices of previous editions of this work, now much enlarged, have appeared in Vol. I. 
of our Record, p. 14, and Vol VI., p. 196. Our last'noi ice applies generally to these 
two volumes, and we need not here repeat it. ^*This list includes a considerable 
portion of the names of early settlers of Connecticut," embracing over 800 different sur- 
names. It will attract and deserve the notice of a great number of other families. The 

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price is $8. Agent, E. P. Judd, 240 Chapel Street, New Haven. Only 250 copies 
printed, and if all should be sold, •* it would not repay tjhe cost of manufacture." The 
author apparently b not surprised to find that *' to publish a large work on family geneal- 
ogy is a luxury which few persons can afford." The book has three large and full 
mdexes, besides lists of college graduates. uu 

Lady Deborah Moody. A Discourse delivered before the New York Historical 

Society, May, 1880, by James W. Gerard. Published by permission of the 

author, by F. B. Patterson, N. Y. D. Taylor, cor. Nassau and Fulton Streets. 

This is a fair hbtorical gathering, explaining the cost and suffering by which, as we 

hope, " freedom of speech, of action, and of thought,^ have been attained ; and yet so 

often abused as to hazard its safety. M. 


Capt. Homer Crane Blake, of our Navy, who died in this city on 21st January, 
x88o, and who frequently attended and manifested much interest in our meetings, re* 
quires more than the usual notice of a naval loss. He was the son of Elisha Blake — 
b. 1788, d. 1837 — and Merilla (Crane) hb wife, b. 1701, d. 1877. 

He early had the opportunity of preparing himself for the naval service, and after 
r^nlar examination he received his appointment as midshipman on 2d March, 1840. 
He was ordered to the Receiving-ship '^Ohio," where he remained until the fall of 1840. 
He then joined the frigate '* Constellation," and sailed in her to the East Indies, returning 
in May, 1842. In June he joined the ** Preble," and made a cruise in her on the coast of 
Africa. He returned to the United States in the fall of 1845, went to the Naval School 
at Annapolis, passed his examination, and, with the rank of '* Passed Midshipman," re- 
joined the '*Preble." He went to the Pacific during the Mexican war. While on the 
coast and attached to the ** Preble,*' in twenty-two months the ship was at anchor only forty 
days, being a longer time at sea than any other vessel known, of any flag or country, 
wiless some whaling ships or old discoverers may possibly have been longer. From the 
Pacific she went to China. On the way Mr. Blake was taken iU. He was left at the 
Sandwich Islands, where he remained a few weeks. He then took charge of the ship 
*' Matilda,*' went to China on her, and there rejoined the <* Preble." But he was again 
taken ill, and returned home in 1849. After a short leave of absence, he was ordered to 
the " North Carolina," and from that vessel to the Surveying Schooner '* Morris,*' in 
which he went to the coast of Texas, and prosecuted work on Galveston Bay and 
Harbor. Returning north, he was ordered to tne frigate " Raritan," sent out to the 
Pacific, and transferred to the "St. Mary's" as Acting Master. He returned home in 
her by way of the Cape of Good Hope. 

In 1852 he was ordered to the Naval Observatory, where he was engaged for five 
months. He was then ordered to the Receiving- ship **Ohio" as Acting Master, and 
while attached to the " Ohio *' was detailed by Commodore Gregory to superintend the 
c<»stniction of the "Merrimac." 

In 1856 he had the rank of Acting Master, and was ordered on the **St. Lawrence " 
to the coast of Brazil, where in 1857 he received his promotion as lieutenant, and 
whence he returned in 1859. This period was one of much observation by him, but had 
little noteworthy in the mere sea-service. On his return, he was ordered to the Receiving- 
ship " North Carolina." He remained on her but a shprt time, being ordered to the Store- 
diip '* Relief" as an executive officer, and sent to Loansa, on the coast of Africa, whence 
he returned in 186 1. At the request of the Secretary of the Treasury, he was made 
member of a board to reorganize the Revenue Service, disturbed and almost broken up bv 
the approach of the civil war. For a short time he was placed in command of the *^Bibb " 
and stationed in the Lower Bay of New York to guard against the treacherous shipment 
of arms to the South, which by some was apprehended. In June, 1861, he was ordered 
to the " Sabine," stationed on the coast of North Carolina. In 1862 he took charge of 
the *' R. R. Cuyler,*' and went to the Gulf of Mexico, where he took command of the 
"Hatteras,'* stationed off Mobile and the Mississippi Sounds. In July, 1863, he was 
ordered with other vessels to Galveston. While off that port he was sent m chase of a 
strange sail, and coming up with her, found her to be the ** Alabama,** from which he 
could not escape; but he hesitated not to fight her, hoping to give her a disabling 
wound. He fought until his vessel sank under him. The '* Alabama** sought an Eng- 
lish port for repairs. He was taken prisoner, and landed at Kingston, in the Island of 

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Jamaica. We need not repeat the accounts published respecting this disaster {Harper* s 
MoniAfy of Sept. y 1866). He returned home on a merchant vessel, and was presently 
exchanged and ordered to the " Eutaw." He was on duty on her off the coast of 
North Carolina. In 1864 he towed the " Onondaga" up the James River. In 1865 
he assumed direction of the " Onondaga," in charge of the obstructions on the river, 
took the vessel back to her station, was continued in command, and had charge of the 
torpedo- Stat ion, and of the naval picket line at Dutch Gap, and performed approved 
service ; and he remained in command until the close of the war, and then removed the 
torpedoes and obstructions from the James River. 

The war being at an end, in 1865 he was ordered as Navigation Officer to the Navy 
Yard, at Portsmouth, N. H. In 1867 he became a commander^ In 1868 he was 
detached and ordered to Europe, to take command of the *' Sivatara,** returning in 
1869'. In the latter part of 1869 he was ordered to command the " Alaska," and went to 
the E^st Indies. While on that station he was with the squadron ordered to Corea, and 
was sent with two small vessels and four steam launches to make an exploration of the 
water?, and was absent seven or eight days. Then he was ordered to make an examina- 
tion of the river and of the capital of that country. He was fired on by some irregular 
forts, returned the fire, and drove the trespassers out of the forts. Returning, an 
expedition was planned to capture and disable the piratical forts. This he commanded. 
After six hours fighting the forts were captured and disabled. In February, 1871, at 
Shanghai, the consular body, in behalf of their several flags, presented him a vote of 
thanks for his survey, and for his energetic action useful to navigation and commerce. 
While absent in 1872, he reached his rank as captain. 

Returning home in 1873, ^® commanded the Naval Rendezvous in New York until 
1876, and after that remained home, waiting orders. During this long and continuous 
naval life, he always personally attended to the various duties imposed upon him ; and 
his constant employment and many selections by superiors, show very clearly that his 
performance was such as was desired. 

We leave others better qualified to give due praise to his skill and gallantry. His 
pedigree carefully detailed, must be postponed. Hb long service in various climates and 
under much exposure impaired his health and strength. His death resulted from malarial 
disease contracted in the service. He left a widow, a native of this city, and an only 
daughter. His son, a law student, died about two years since. This record his country- 
men may well preserve, in appreciation of his devotion and self-sacrificing conduct M. 

Solomon Townsend, for fifty years a merchant of this city, died at his home in 
Oyster Bay, L. I., on Friday, April 2, 1880. He was born at Ovster Bay, October 8, 
1805, and at ail early age came to New York to he a merchant. After an approved clerk- 
ship, he sailed as supercargo to China as early as 1825, on the largest merchant ship then 
sailing from New York. After learning the methods of business there, and returning, 
he became connected with the firm of S. T. NicoU & Co. on the death of his tarly 
employer, Edward H. NicoU. The firm was succeeded by the firm of Townsend, Clinch, 
& Dike, which continued until the death of Mr. James Clinch in 1872. 

Mr. Townsend took an active interest in politics, and was elected to the Assembly in 
1840, 184 1, and 1842^ and was the recognized representative of the merchants. 

In 1846 he was one of th^ delegates from New York City to the convention to frame 
a constitution, and in x866 he represented Queens County in the constitutional conven- 
tion of that year ; being the only one, who was a meniber of both conventions. On the 
last occasion, he took active part in the proceedings and debates. On many occasions 
between those dates he was an active and successful promoter of valuable improvements. 
The banking laws, the warehouse system, the board of education, the city college, and 
almost all the improved methods in public affairs have engaged his attention. Many 
topics were advocated by him in the newspapers as well as on the floor. He was a 
fireman and captain of militia, and active in each capacity on important occasions. He 
was an antiquarian and has lavbred our Society repeatedly. He acquired a very extensive 
acquaintance and has left many friends and a large family to mourn his loss. M. 

The deaths, since our last number, of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Osgood, who favored 
us with the Annual Address published in Vol. IX. of the Record, p. 97 ; of Hon. 
Sanford E. Church, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals ; of the Hon. Le Roy 
Morgan, a Judge of the Supreme Court ; of the old merchants McCardy and Aldrich, 
have been so fully noticed by others, as to excuse, in some degree, our inability, by reason 
of lack of room, to do justice to their characters. M. 

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/-VfrW tifnry T, £>rffTfw* *^Cerieab|iy uf Solomon Dtowtic, M.D., i*4fi— 187^, R. lilaiid. by Henry T. * 
np3Wfl«i Providende, R. L, tHt^, Russcli fJimcaloey, Dcjicentiaitts of Ji>hn Russcnt df Woburnt 
Ma»4^ by Jolan Ruii*dl BartJuiu Providi-nCft, K, [.► 1879 HeiicaJogy of tiic Family of Arnold, by 
JoKn Ward Pca^n, Henry T* Dn^wiw; atid Ewidn HiiVibanU -Boston, 1879. ConsiitutiQii acid List of 
yiiSt?erf of the Amrriciui Ethnol-ig^icaJ Society, New Vark* tS€o. 

^r««?r £)/f/ Ct^*M^ //isti*re€a/ StHrreijf, TattntoH., JAmj. *— Culleciioii* of ibe Old Colony HiMorkal Sqdety* 

Fr«m ima^ F. Wmtf, M.B. .*— Cntalogue of ColhmbiA Gramtn^ir School, New V"ork, iB79t-*8o, In Me- 
Bwriun. Dxvid L* Seyinour, by Joel Munsctl, 1867, A Noble Woman^s J.ifc, MemoriaJ Sermon of 
MaduB A«4tibtm* by C A. Siuddard, D.D., \^'i% Sixiy-lTnrd Ammnl Report of American Bible 
Society, >B8a Twe«ly Siitth AmbubiI Report of the Manajcers of ihe Pennsylvania Intttmte for rhe In- 
fclTucticin 4>f ihc llHii4« iBBti. 

Prefm jMiigr A. R, ^^fT^r^-wr*';— New York City Directories for rl74» 1875, 1876 nnd iSjt?, Convention 
Documents Slate of Neiw York, vols, i* a, j, 4 and 5. 136;-' 68. Documents of the Itoard of Aldermen, 
Nirw York City, for i^j^^ Procecttiugs of d^e Uoatd of AMermen, New York City. vol*. 44* 150, 151, 
iS^, 146, 149, 

FrvMt //*w. ^tfjrw C. H*iMe&,Sur*larjnt/Stnit, AVw F^rA :— Centeiinitil Celebration of tl*c State ol New 
Vork, i^tOm 

Fr&tK Vrrmat/t Hixtttrkal Society, Mifni^f/tVf, Vt. ;— Recoi'ds of ihc Governor and CoUncilp State of 
Vermont. 1&7I5, 

From Gi^. F.. FMiat, ClitftaK, Cemi. .^^GchcaJogy of (he liUiot Family* liy Wm. H. Elliot and Wm, S. 

Fr^m >*<(** Jackttm fUroardt f^Hti^n .*— Miscelanea, Gcnalo^ca el Htii^dica, for Octol*r. November 
and December, 1879 ; jAUtiary* Kebruary, March^ April ^nd Mi*y, i&Bo^ 

Frt^mtJk^ K4ti0r^ A'pUs ami t>w^riW *— T/>Mdon, for Sej^tcm^^r ao, 37 i UiTlober 4* n. i&, ts ; November 
ii S. ts, «j 19; r>eoeiribei ^t i> a^and *7, 1879 ; January j, i'^ 17, 34, 31 ; l-'ebruary 7, 14, sri. %% ; 
MArch 6. 1 J. ao, 37 , April 3* io» J7, 34 : May r and B, leSn. Index, January to July, lijy. 

Frvfift Ntftf Mrtj^iitttd HiMt&rknl ftftti Cffierai AVyfir/'m fSj*it,m, Afms, .*— 0(:to>Jcrt 1877, jAniiary and 
April iUSo, Proceedings of N. li, H. & G, Sotiety, January* tBSo. 

.F*vffi t». fl, A*-kfTiy, Stfttikamfhm. L /. ;— Ctintcnisof Small Huok of Deeds SoiicJiiimpltin, L. I. 

Fr^!*i* LltmL A. D. Siken^lt, IK S, v*,.--Arniy Kcgirter, IK S. A,. Janiwry, 187*. Army Re^i^ier U. S, 
A., Jmmzry. 1879. Report wf Chief of iirduante, 3 voU*, i&73'>5.'*76. Repvtrt of S^creiar^' of War, 
PajTt* ( and a, vc4, 11^ 1878. Refix^rt of Jkcrctary of War, Part* a and j* vol i, 1875* Sale of ArmSt U. 
S, Gavcrtfinent, 187?- 

FnMw Pf. Sftmnri A. Crtttt, Afass. hit, »Vpr/-?/^--— Froeeedin|t» of tht IVnstei^, PtrHlwdy Kdttealion 
Fund for the years 1870, 71, 7J.-7:v 76^ am! 1878. Mcmurial uf tbe Trn^ttts of the P* Edticational 
Fund. Midflli^seA I'nion Cunferervce Cciieregaiii»n;il Churches, 1877, The i*hanniT>g House Report** 
tBjean^iBjg. Anpual Rcpan Tmsiecs Public Libnuni'. IJoMon* '?6, '77, >a, *7e. Antiuai Report of 
School Committee, Toi^n nf Gfoton, iBjg* Crtlalctgiie*of Uiwrence Acaikmy, GnH'-n^ Mass., "74, >s, 
*?*» '7? '•ftd '78. E«kial Cliever* and some of liii deictndiinis. by Jtihn T, Has^am. M.I>.» iSjg. llle 
Living* Dynifi. Reei^tcrinj; and Votinjj Populution of f.oui*inna, iS^^ieand 1874, bj- Siartford E- Chaille, 
&t*D,, Aid. Iritiraidatiou and Number of Vrncrsi in l^nusiana, 1876^ Early Uind Grants uf Grolon, ■ 

Alas^ Karly Reoord» of Gfoton, Mass. Calak!gi.ic i-f the 1 rustee*. luhtructura and StTident» of the 
Lawrence Aadeniy^ Cmlixi^ Slskh,*.. 

Frvm TJItgmas H«rrii^?n Afofit^i'mt^ry, PAiftttU^/^i^f, /%t. *— Accoiiiit E>f the Meeting cif tin; fJescendants of 
C<^ "nKJinai White, M;iryLind, (879. 

Fr0m (Dot. i>^> B. A/tCMU**, N'Mi* J^rwey 7— Minutes cif the Pfovincial Congress and Cuuntil uf Safety, 
New Jerf)r>', puhlij^hed by Cyinini*Aioncr State l.iliKiry. 1^79, 1 r en ton. 

A'rv^M ft.t(v*-Ar4 T. CVr?i'i», I^ P, IMiiliUHf^ A\ J. ;^Maiiu:Ll c.f the Refijnncfl Chtirch iu Ainerica. 
TUtiil otttHm. 1S79. 

i^rtm jVVw Jtnry //wAi^/Vj/AW'/Vi'/;— Proceed itig* (►f *aTd Society, Fivi; v*jJi., 11*67 ^^ 1^79 

Frmm AV»* V^rk iHshtrkai JiifjV/j^;— Hlf-tury nf New Vcrk during the Kevolutiunary ^Vair^ ^jy Judge 
l^einas Jone^APid Kd^ard Fbydde Umccy. Vt>H. L and il Seventy-fifth AtimvcFs;iry Addre^*, 
by Fncd tic Pe>*lcr, L L,D. 

t^ritmj^ut/h O. i.'r**N-« .—Tac Wilh am* Family— Thoma> Wi(1 (am*, ofRtiidHiry, Miisa,* by George Huni- 
kngtoii Willtafu*, A Mcuj<4r of Henry C. Carey, by William Kldcr. A Brief nf a 1 iile ill the Seven 
lecn TowR«hi|,is* C«:H«nry of Luzerne, Pa* Forty»fotjrih AnnnaT Report ufYuung Men** Christiaii As&o- 
ei»tinnr Uwffaloi N^ V, 

F^^m H, D. Fiiinf, ALD., Nrw J>rjl*.*— Pautc Faniily Records No. 4. August, 187^; So* §. No^etnbtr, 
iItu: No. 7. May* iHBo. by H D. Paitie. 

I^^mm D*iaram0 P. Cprtj, Mithim, .l^tji-, .—Th^ Wails Family* uf Maiden, Ma*^.* li??, bv HP. Lorcy. 

Fr^'f* AmirmHiur OfU^.*fll, //ji.'K-*, .r/Vijfj. .'—Historical Sketches, iSii to i«7S, hy Mrs. K C Cowlei, 
#878* Anliquanaii P.i|>er». Ifiswich, Masji.. Vrjl, I, Kns. 3, j. 5. 7, iS?!^ nnd i8So» 

Ff*m Ffnfttj'h^m\f Mtx*t^wf iif f/tsft^ty and /iHi«vrr.i/Aj', F/ii/aifr//Ar\i .'^H^^. i, 4. Vot. ^'^Y^f-fX/^T/^ 
1 of Vol IV.. iS7P-^go_ Digitized by VjUU^IV^ 

Fr^mGf^rgi N, ^.trihuii^ L.LJh, /.ffW<*tf r— GenealojHfist, Uy Georgr W. Mar- hall, LJ-P,, October. 
i87>j, Jotiuiir), i«8or Aprift iSSci 

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By Charles B. Moorb. 

Among the early settlers of Long Island, this one became conspicuous, 
and has left such a host of descendants as to be remarkable, genealogically. 
He was reserved for further notice in Vol. X. of the Record, page 16. 

The name was written in various ways ; not an uncommon occurrence 
on the boundary between English and Dutch. When written " Symonds," it 
was pronounced Simmons. In old English, this word, Symond» stood for 
Seaman« In the ancient records of Norfolk County, Eng., both forms of 
spelling were used. (See Perlustration of Gt. Yarmouth.)^ In the early 
histories of New England it is difficult to find a Seaman named. Perhaps 
they had none I One at New Haven, in 1646, fined for being without 
arms, returned to England. The heraldic arms of this John, as reported, 
bore for a crest a sea-horse or hippocampus. It has been reported, also, 
that he married, first, a Miss Strictland. We have not the date nor any 
record of her marriage or decease. His neighbor, John Smith, did so ; 
but we discover no verification of it as to him. He married, perhaps 
second, Maria More, who survived him. She has often been supposed 
the daughter of the Rev. John Moore, of Newtown, but he had none 
such. She is found to have been the daughter of Thomas More, of South- 
old, and Martha (Youngs) his wife. She was baptized at Salem, Mass., 
with her brother Thomas, on 21st of October, 1639 (Vol. VI., Hist, Coll. 
Essex Inst, 237^; was called in her father's will, in 1691, Martha 
Symonds, named m her husband's will in 1694, and living, per census list, 
in 1698. She had a sister, Hannah Symonds, perhaps a widow. His 
issue, as reported, by the first wife, Strictland, were : 

1. John, called Junr. until 1694. He married Hannah, perhaps a 
daughter of* Robert Williams. He was taxed in 1683, a freeholder in 
1694, and had six children living in 1698, named John Jr., Joseph, 
Martha, Mary, Ruth, and Hannah ; the family of eight being all named 
on the census list of 1698. 

2. Jonathan, m^o married Jerie (or Jane) ; was a freeholder in 16851 


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with sixty-five acres, having nine children living in 1698, named Jonathan 
Jr., David, John, Elizabeth, Jerie (or Jane), Joseph, Caleb, Hannah, and 
Sarah ; the eleven being named on the census list. 

1. Benjamin, married Martha, daughter of Edmund Titus and Mardia 
Wasnbourne his wife (2 Thompson's Hist. L. I., 347'). She was living in 
1732, haviilg seven children before 1698, named Hannah, Benjamin, Jane, 
Martha, Jacob, James, and Phebe ; the nine being named on the census 
list of 1698 ; and they had three children of later date. He was a free- 
holder in 1685, hfe name written Benjamin Simmons ; chosen Justice to 
try small causes under forty shillings ; an assessor in 1 709 ; will dated 
28th February, 1 732, in which he was described of Jerusalem^ and he 
named his wife Martha, his living sons, Jacob, James, and Solomon 
(youngest) ; his deceased son Benjamin, and daughters, Martha and Jane, 
Hannah Denton, Phebe Townsend, Elizabeth Wooden, and Temper- 
ance Kirk ; son-in-law, Joseph Clement ; granddaughters, Martha and 
Jane Clement ; son-in-law, Jonathan Rowland ; granddaughter, Martha 
Rowland, and brother Samuel. Witnesses, John Seaman, Caleb Seaman, 
and John Handson. Proved, 5th Nov., 1 733. 

4. Solomon, who before 1682 married , a daughter of Henry 

Linington, miller, probably Elizabeth (living in 1698), and had six chil- 
dren living in 1698, named Henry, Solomon, Deborah, Elizabeth, Mary, 
and Abigail ; the family of eight being named on the census list. This 
Solomon was a witness in court in 1677 and 1682, naming his father-in- 
law, Henry Linington ; was taxed in 1683 on £16^ 13J. and 4//. ; a free- 
holder in 1685 — 163 acres ; his name was written Simmons, and the date 
of his death not known. 

5. Elizabeth, eldest daughter, became the wife of Col. John Jackson, 
son of Robert Jackson and Agnes (Washboume). He lived until 1725, 
and left a will describing his family. They had five children in 1698, and 
the seven were named on the census list. He was taxed in 1683, became 
a noted public man, Sheriff, Member of Assembly, Judge, and Colonel, 
having numerous descendants, and of course requires a separate history. 

We know not what evidence there is or was that all these fvwty or that 
any of them,, were children by the first wife of Capt. Seaman. From many 
minor circumstances we doubt this, especially as to Benjamin. 

By family report, Capt. Seaman had children by his second wife 

6. Samuel, living in 1732, probably married Phebe , and had four 

children living in 1698, named Phebe, Charity, Samuel, and Deborah ; the 
six being named together as a family on the census list of 1698. Next 
to Benjamin, two children, probably of later date, are reported, but more 
doubtful. He was a freeholder in 1685, living with his father. 

7. Thomas, who married Mary — — , had seven children living in 1698, 
and two later ; the family of nine being named on the census list next to ^e 
large Willis family. He was not taxed in 1683, but in 1685 ranked as 
a freeholder of 108 acres. In his will, dated 14th November, 1722, he 
was described of Hempstead, and named his sons, Thomas, John, Samuel, 
Nathaniel, Sylvanus, and Richard (giving John the house), and daughters, 
Hannah, Abigail (wife of Samuel Jackson), Mary Smith, and Elizabeth 
Ailing. He appointed executors his son Richard (not a devisee), Thomas 
Pearsall, and Benjamin Seaman, Junr. The witnesses were Jacob, James, 
and Solomon Seaman; Proved 29th December, 1724. 

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8. Nathaniel, of the town of Hempstead, on 9th of 8th month, 1695, in 
Quaker form, married Rachel, daughter of Henry Willis, of the town of 
Hempstead, and Mary his wife (Record, Vol. V., p. 99), and they had nine 
children, whose names and births are regularly noted (N. Y. Gene, and 
Bigg. Record, Vol. IV., p. 34, etc.). Only the oldest daughter, Rachel, 
born 26th 5th month, 1696, who died in 1702, is named on the census list 
with her parents, and with Martha, doubtless her grandmother. There are 
many notices of this Nathaniel. In 1692, by appointment, a Friends* 
meeting was held every third First day at his house ; i« 1699. the Monthly 
Meeting; and in 1701 the Quarterly Meeting. In 1694 his father, before 
making his will, conveyed 316 acres at the harbor head to him and his 
brother Richard, and they, with their wive^ on 4th April, 1701, conveyed 
land to Mark Wilse, near Success, (Queens Co. Lib., A, p. 191). In 1702 
he was called " of Westbury." We have not the date of his death, and 
cannot distinguish some later entries so clearly as tp tell whether they 
relate to him or his son. We think he was living in 1 703, and probably 
deceased in 1715. 

9. Richard, youngest son, born about 1673/5, ^^^ 5*^ September, 
1749. He married, about 1693/4, Jane (probably daughter of Adam 
MottV They had fifteen children. Richard, born 31st of nth month, 
1694/5, and Thomas, bom 17th of loth month, 1696, were na(hied, with 
their father and mother, on the census list of 1698. For eight names, see 
the Record, Vol, III., p. 36, and for others, see his will. In 1 705, Thomas, 
the son of Nathaniel, having sold the house where Friends* meetings used 
to be held, they were appointed to be held at this Richard Seaman's. His 
will, dated 5th April, 1749, mentions the orchard adjoining James Pine, 
and names his wife Jane ; his sons Richard, Thomas, Adam, Giles, and 
Daniel ; daughters Jane Titus, Sarah Dusenbury, Hannah Doty, Eliza- 
beth Townsend, Phebe and Mary ; son-in-law Benjamin Dusenbury, and 
cousin Patrick Mott Proved 5th April, 1750. At his death, aet. 73, he 
was called " a sound minister of the Gospel for many years, having led a 
solid and exemplary life from his young days." 

10. Sarah, married Mott, probably thcf one called " Lef* John," 

bom 1658, living in 1698, son of Adam, who was born about 1629, and 
left a will in 168 1/2. John Mott and Sarah appear to have had issue: 
John Jr., James, Sarah, and Martha ; the six being named together on the 
census list of 1698, next before " M' Adam Mott" and Adam, Jr. It is 
not improbable that they had a daughter Jane, born about 1677, and mar- 
ried before 1698 ; and a son Patrick, born probably after 1698, named in 
the will of Richard. John Mott was taxed in 1683, and a freeholder, with, 
seventy acres, in 1685. We have not a full account. 

11. Martha, married Nathaniel, son of Henry Pearsall, and had a 
remarkable family. 

12. Deborah, before T694, married a Mr. Kirk, and had two sons; 
none of his name being on the census list of 1698. They are reported the 
ancestors of Richard Kirk, afterward of Hempstead Harbor. He — Rich- 
ard — appears to have been a son of William, who, before 1732, married 
Temperance, daughter of Benjamin Seaman ; she surviving him and mar- 
rying again. The Kirk family has produced several noted men, scattered 
&r and wide. 

13. Hannah, who, before 1694, married a Carman ; not clearly identi- 
fied \ perhaps Caieb, Junr., named next befort Hannah in the cea«us-list. 

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13, Mary, who married Thomas, son of Henry Pearsall, and brother 
of Nathaniel, also left a family. 

We leave the large and noted families of the Pearsalls for separate ac- 
counts, as well as the numerous family of Carmans. 

Perhaps it was hardly wise or fair to postpone the personal history of 
the most important man, the father of this large family, the ancestor of so 
many thousands, until all these little details were brought out. But they 
serve to give importance, if not zest, to a study of his course and charac- 
ter. His lar^e family was well trained, and the wife who ruled the large 
household while he was so much absent may be deserving of some atten- 
tion. Various writers, including Messrs. B. F. Thompson and Aug. Grif- 
fin, have mentioned him, but it seems very imperfectly. He has been 
named, with others, as one who seceded with Rev. Mr, Denton from 
Wethersfield, and went to Stamford (10 N. Eng. Hist, and Gene. Reg., 
358). We are not very ready to believe this, but do not attempt any seri- 
ous investigation. He seems early to have had his name written " Symon,** 
or "Siemon." The recorders were many of them poor spellers. On nth 
December, 1643, surveyors at Salem, Mass., were ordered to view the 
ground that John Symonds desired, near to Goldsmith's ten-acre lot. On 
8th January, 1643/4, after a grant of waste land to Thomks Goldsmith 
(afterward at Southampton), between the water side and his ten-acre lot 
{reserving a way), there was granted to John Simonds all the waste lands 
between the lots of Hugh Laskin and Stukely Westcott and the water side, 
excepting the highway. The latter went to R. I., and had a daughter who 
married the first Benedict Arnold, Governor of R. I.; a daughter Katharine, 
who married (ist) Thomas Doxey and (2d) Daniel Lane, and probably a 
son John, at Huntington, in 1663, 1666, and 1682. We discover some coin- 
cidences, and suspect this "Simonds " was the same " Seaman.** In 1647 
or soon after, John Simonds was named among the proprietors of Hemp- 
stead. On nth December, 1653, John Seaman united with others, at 
Hempstead, coming from different English villages, in a remonstrance 
addressed ,to the Dutch Governor of New York, against abridgements of 
their freedom and privileges, expressing fears of an arbitrary government 
(i N. Y. Doc. Hist., 552); In 1655, after the war, some of the same men 
met agam. 

On 2ist December, 1656, John Seaman and R. Gildersleeve were 
nominated by the town, and appointed by the Dutch Governor, magistrates 
of Hempstead. The inhabitants chose townsmen to regulate their affairs, 
and on i6th April, 1657, an engagement was signed by the two magistrates 
** to stand by and bear out with our full power " the townsmen chosen. 
On 25th July " the town sent Capt. Seaman to the Governor to disavow 
the act of turbulent spirits, and to say they are content to pay the t^***," 
which was reserved in the patent by way of rent. 

In 1658 he had twenty gates (or lengths) of the common fence to make, 
thirty cattle, fifteen cows, forty-three acres of meadow, etc. 

On 3d February, 1659, "Mr. John Seaman for killing 2 wolves" was 
allowed £^2^ and Mr. Seaman for two days' travel in laying out the bounds, 
8j. In March, 1658, Mr. John Seaman, Robert Jackson, and others, by 
town vote, were to go with the agent of the Montauk Sachem to mark and 
lay out the general bounds of the town lands, to be known by marked 
trees and places of note, "to continue forever.'* In 1662, he was nomi- 
nated with others to the Dutch Governor to be magistrate, but others were 

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appointed. In 1664 ^^ was appointed with others to assist about the 
bounds of the town. Under the first English patent for Hempstead, Capt. 
John and six of his sons had lands. His share of payments, a large 
one, was jQ^ ^s. and 4^/. In 1665, '^alled Capt. Siempn, he was on the 
jury at Hempstead in the witchcraft case, and found no " considerable '* 
evidence to convict the suspected persons, charged only with being sus- 
pected. In 1666 he was at Newtown. In May, 1669, Thomas Rushniore 
was ordered to give up to Cap!. Seaman the colors he received from the 
Governor. In June the meadows were ordered to be laid out to the utter- 
most bounds eastward, according to the line run in 1658 by the English 
and Indians. If any one lying next this line, next to Mr. Seaman, should 
be disturbed in his property, the town engaged to make it good. In 1670 
he was chosen to view the east ox-pasture and the town fence once a week, 
and to report to constable. In 1671, on July 3d, it was voted that Mr. John 
Seaman and Mr. Gildersleeve go down to New York and treat with the 
Governor about the eastern bounds of the town, and have them confirmed, 
and (if they see cause) join with Mr. Terry according to the conditions 
made between him and the town. In 1673, New York having been re- 
captured, he, on September 4th, with others, was chosen by the Dutch 
Governor and sworn in as Schepen for Hempstead, and he was despatched 
by the Governor to the east end of Long Island to demand oaths of allegi- 
ance to the Dutch, but was unsuccessful ; Isaac Arnold, who married the 
widow of John Washbourne, appointed Sheriff for Southold, nmst have en- 
countered him on this occasion, and the next year, 1674, on May 14th, he 
was chosen to hold court with the Schout (the sheriff) at Jamaica. In 
1675, he or his son, described as Carpenter, conveyed to Henry Willis, of 
Oyster Bay, carpenter, twenty-two acres on the north side of the plain's 
edge, east of Joseph Jennings and west of Richard Stiles. He had a law- 
suit against Wilfiam Wier (or Wiat) for 300 weight of tobacco, (agreed) 
to be delivered at York in cash, about two years ago (/>., tobacco was 
used as a currency). Judgment obtained, payable in three weeks, with 
costs. In 1676, September i6th, he and others were chosen to lay out Cow 
Neck into lots, on thfe north side of the town ; and on December 7th, to 
lay out the common meadow, etc. In 1677, J^^X 2d, there was a hearing 
before the new English Governor and his council at New York, concern- 
ing the bounds to be allowed to Hempstead as conquered territory. It 
was found unsafe to treat all the private claims as forfeited. On the 12th 
he attended as one of the townsmen. Proofs were taken of the purchase 
from Indians, and payments in 1645- ^ind 1656, and of the line run in 
1658. The patent of 1677 was granted. In 1678, April 1st, Mr. Seaman, 
and another, were chosen to agree with a carpenter to build a meeting- 
house, 30 feet by 24, and 12 feet stud, with a lean-to on each side. De- 
cember 25 th, he and another were chosen to lay out all the common 

In 1679, M^y 26th, Governor A ndros in his attempt to dictate religious 
services, having ordered R. Gildersleeve to prevent Quaker meetings, was 
informed by R. G. that " Capt. Seaman, though forewarned, had a very 
great meeting at his house the last Lord's day." In this Mr. Seaman took 
an exact line which he could defend ; for a man had a right to use his 
house as his castle, and could not legally be deprived of this use, even for 
public accommodation, without just compensation. He could have all his 
children at home and hear one of them read cfr speak. He was not bound 

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to exclude visitors, but had a ri^ht to exclude spies. There was no indica^ 
tion of religious adherence by him to " Friends " before this. He defended 
his own rights in protecting them from wrong. In December he was a 
witness in court in a suit against Ellison, carpenter. In 1682 he was ap- 
pointed one for managing a controversy about the town's title to Cow 
Neck, and William Nicolls, the lawyer, son of Matthias, was added, and it 
was voted that they should have 100 acres each, if successful. He signed 
the engagement of a specific sum for the support of the Rev. Jeremiah 
Hobart, and never disclaimed his share of it. 

In 1683, as Capt J. S., he was taxed for two men, 266 acres of land 
fenced, 14 oxen, 36 cows, 12 hogs, 70 sheep, and 12 horses. In Septem- 
ber the town by a full vote again appointed him and Mr. Nicoll attorneys 
to act in claiming Cow Neck. In October, by order from the Governor 
and Council, the town chose him and two others to attend at New York, 
and represent the town respecting its land title. In 1684 there were 
repeated and renewed appointments and attendances at New York ; 
the attorneys seeking a new patent with large bounds, and having discus- 
sions and agreements with the towns of Flushing, Jamaica, and Oyster 
Bay. In November, after a long struggle, as it seems, 400 acres were 
given by Flushing to Gov. Dongan, 200 acres by Hempstead, and 150 
acres were given to John Spragg, Secretary. Difficulties were overcome, 
and a new patent, with changed boundaries, was obtained. 

In December, 1686, the town chose Capt. Seaman and Mr. Searing to 
answer at New York the Rev. Mr. Hobart's petition respecting his salary. 

This, it seems, ended the public duties of his very active life. We have 
only to recite his remarkable will, displaying the results of his private in- 
dustry and successful activity. It was dated 25th August, 1694, and he 
was called in it John Seaman the Elder, of Hempstead. He gave to his 
eldest son, John, the twenty- two acre lot then in his possession, where he 
lived, and a twenty-acre lot of meadow on Great Neck, eastward, within 
the bounds of the town. To his five sons, Jonathan, Benjamin, Solomon, 
Thomas, and Samuel, 400 acres, according to a patent granted by Col. 
Richard Nicolls at Jenisalem, within the bounds of Hempstead, and a neck 
of meadow lying eastward from the town, called in the Indian tongue Rus- 
katux Neck, bounded east by the Oyster Bay line, and upon Hempstead, 
westward. To his three sons, John, Nathaniel, and Richard, the remain- 
der of meadow, ** whereof one moiety is already confirmed unto my son-in- 
law, Nathaniel Pearsall," with four or five acres of the upland, " for his 
convenience for yardage for wintering his cattle," upon the Half Neck, 
called in the Indian tongue Mus Kachem. To his eight sons (n^iing 
them as before, except naming Thomas before Samuel), all the upland 
lying and situate upon Ruskatux Neck, as also upon the neck called the 
Half Neck, ** excepting the four or five acres confirmed to my son-in-law, 
Nathaniel Pearsall." To his two sons, Nathaniel and Richard, his lot of 
meadow lying at a neck called Stickling^s Neck ; also a parcel of meadow 
upon Newbridge Neck ; also 150 acres of upland at a place called Success ; 
by virtue of an order from said town ; and to the same, a piece of land, 
by estimation 316 acres, at or nearthq harbor head, so called, being already 
confirmed to my said two sons by deed of gift. To his eight sons, all his 
right in the undivided lands in the town of Hempstead. To his well- 
beloved wife, Martha Seaman, a home-lot adjoining to the land of James 
Fine, by estimation three acres, during life or widowhood ; at her decease 

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or marriage, this lot was to go to his two sons, Nathaniel and Richard, in 
fee. To the same two sons, the remainder of his home-lot of pasture, and 
the field at the east end of the town called the Holly^ with the barns, to be 
equally divided. To his wife, the half of his dwelling-house, and, at her 
death or marriage, to his son Richard, in fee. To his son Nathaniel, the 
other half of the dwelling-house in fee. To his wife, one-third part of his 
movables within doors, to give and dispose of as she shall deem meet. To 
his sons, Richard and Nathaniel, the other two-thirds of his movables within 
doors, to be equally divided. To his wife, six acres of meadow at Half 
Neck, and, at her decease, to his sons Nathaniel and Richard. To his 
sons Nathaniel and Richard, all his arms, except his large gun, which 
should be for the use of all his sons. To his wife, one pair of oxen, one 
horse, one breeding mare, four cows, seventeen sheep, one breeding sow. 
To his son Richard, one pair of oxen, one three-year-old mare, two cows, 
one pair three-year-old steers. To his son Nathaniel, one pair of oxen. 
To his daughter, Mary Pearsall, two cows and six ewe sheep. To his son 
Samuel, one pair of oxen, one cow. To his five daughters, Martha Pear- 
sall, Hannah Carman, Mary Pearsall, Sarah Mott, and Deborah Kii*k, two- 
thirds of all the rest of his flock of neat cattle and sheep. To his eight 
sons, one-third of same. To his daughter, Elizabeth Jackson, some sheep 
to be paid her when division was made of the estate. To Nathaniel and 
Richard, all his instruments of husbandry. To his eight sons, all his horse 
kind. To his wife and sons Nathaniel and Richard, the rest of his farm 
awine. He appointed executors his wife and his sons Benjamin and 
Thomas, and requested his two loving friends, Thomas Powell and John 
Townsend, Sr., to be overseers. Witnesses: John Smith, John Carl, 
George Fowler, James Clement. The will was proved on 25th March, 
1695. Doubtless there had been previous gifts to all his elder children. 
Some of the deeds have been traced. 

There is a printed genealogy of the Seaman family, very convenient so 
far as it goes, but with little or nothing biographical, with few dates, and 
no references to wills or deeds, and with some errors. We cannot have 
that confidence in it which dates and a reference to records and historical 
incidents largely inspire. 

Readers will understand the advantage gained by the discovery of the 
census list of 1698, containing the names of all die inhabitants — men, 
women, and children ; but with names badly spelled and poorly written. 
It ought to be printed as read by some careful reader, with notes explain- 
ing or mentioning the various readings of others, the locations, etc. ; or, 
better ^till, in alphabetical form, with references to records, and genea- 
logical explanations. But this would be a work requiring much labor and 
some expense, to which few are ready to contribute. We have shown the 
numerous persons, and generally the names of the descendants living in 
1698, derived from or connected with one man. 

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158 Clarkson and Rtdherfurd Pedigree. fO^t, 

137. Robert Clarkson, b. ; d. 1631 ; m^ 1610. 

13^- Agnes Clarkson, b. • ; d. 1628 ; m<> 1610. 

139- Sir Henry Holcroft, b. ; d. 1650. 

140. Lettice Aungiers, dau. of Sir Francis Aungiers and Douglas Fitzger- 
ald, who was the dau. of Edw^ Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare, Ireland. 

125. Casper Verlet, of Hartford, C^ 

163. Robert Rutherfurd, 13*** in descent from Hugo de Rutherfurd, a 
Scotch baron. 

165. Abernethy, Bishop of Caithness time of Charles II. 

193. John Alexander, of Gogar in Menstrie, uncle of the i«^ Earl of Stir- 

135. Revd David Clarkson, b. 162 1 ; d. 1686 ; fellow of Clare Hall, Cam- 


136. Elizabeth Holcroft, b. 1624. 

142. Annetje Lievens, d. 1702; m^ 1657. On Sept 4^^, 1691, she re- 
moved with her daughter from Albany, and both joined the church 
in N. York. 

107. Philip French, of Kilshall, Suffolk C', Eng. ; he is buried there. 

113. Frederick Philipse, from Friesland, Holland, d. 1702. 

115. Brockholles, inClaughton, Lancashire, Eng. 

125. Paulus Schrick, of Nuremberg, a merchant at Hartford, C* ; m^ Nov 

29*^ 1658. 

126. Marion Verleth, d. 1702; m<* i"*, Johannes Van Beck, 1654; 3"*, 

W» Zeller, 1664. 

211. Johannes de Peyster, b. in Harlem, Holland ; d, 1685 ; m<* Dec. i7**», 

165 1, in N. Amsterdam. 

212. Cornelia Lubberts, b. in Harlem, Holland; vcfi Dec 17, 1 651, in 

New Amsterdam. 
133. Maihew Clarkson, Secretary to New York, 1689-1702 ; d. 1702 ; m* 

Jan. i9*h, 1692. 
147. Rev'' Bamardus Freeman, of Gilnis, Holland, afterward of Flatbush, 

Long Island, b. 1665 ; d. Jan. I8^^ 1738 or 1773 ; m^ Aug. 25*^ 


117. Anthony Brockholles, appointed L* Gov. of N. York by James II.; 

md 1681. 

118. Susanna Schrick, b. 1663 ; sole heiress. 

203. John Sprat, of Wigton, Galloway, Scotland, a merchant and alder- 


204. Maria de Peyster, b. 1659; ^- 17°^ \ m'^'i'S May lo^^ 1686 (Paulus 

Schrick, son of Paulus Schrick and Maria Verleth) ; 2^^ John Sprat ; 
3'<*, 1699, David Provoost (David Provoost m^ !•*, 1688,. Helena 
Byvanck ; 3'<', Eliz*^ Weasman, widow of Albert Denow). 
156. Katherine Alexander (her father notes in the fly-leaf of the bible of 
John Sprat), xtened Dec. 27^^ 1727 ; Godfather, W°» Livingston ; 
Godmothers, my sisters Christine and Jennet, wives of Tho: Cain 
and John McCresh, of Crief and Nuthil 

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By Teunis G. Bergen. 


I. Albert Albertse Terhune, known as Albert the " Imtweever '^ 
(ribbon weaver), came to this country at an early period, ra. Geerije . . . ., 
and d. in 1685. Geertje d. in 1693. He appears to have resided at first 
in New Amsterdam, where, Feb. 16, 1654, Wolfert Webber brought a 
suit against him in the Burgomasters and Schepens court, for services of 
his son, hired by Albert fpr two years. 

In 1657 he hired and cultivated a. part of the Nyack or Najack tract 
in New Utrecht, held by Jacques Cortelyou for the heirs of Cornelis Van 
Werckhoven, On the formation of the village of New Utrecht, in 1657, he 
was one of the proposed settlers who were allotted plantations of 25 mor- 
gens (fifty acres) each, for which he obtained a patent, in Jan., 1662, and 
m 1659, w^ allotted his share of the salt meadows (valley) patented to 
the town, lying over and against Conyen Island. 

In Feb. 1660, as well as previously, the Director General and Council 
issued proclamations requiring those who resided in separate dwellings out- 
side the villages, as a precaution against expected Indian depredations, to 
destroy or at least .unroof their dwellings, and for protection to remove to 
the villages, on penalty of confiscation of their goods, and 50 guilders fine 
in addition. Among those who disregarded the order was Albert Albertse 
Terhune, who in consequence was arrested, and sentenced by the Director 
General and Council, to pay the penalty of 50 gl, and stand committed 
until paid. After being imprisoned, he paid the penalty, and removed into 
the village of New Utrecht, jirhere he owned one of the first twelve houses 
probably built at this date. 

In 1660 he bought 25 morgens of land of Jacob Van Couwenhoven, 
in Flatlands, which he compelled him to deliver with a proper deed, in 
piu-suance of a decision in a suit before the Burgomasters and Schepens 
court of New Amsterdam. The records of said court contain accounts of 
several suits in which he was a party in 1660, '61, and '62. Among them 
was one on the 25th of Oct., 1661, against Wessel Gerrizen, for a gun, 
sword, and heavy belt, loaned the defendant at Christmas. 

In 1660 he appears to have bought of Jacob Steendam a piece of land 
in Flatlands, which the magistrates of said town claimed to have been an 
illegal purchase, requesting the government to take possession of the same 
" as patroons of the province, and pay Steendam the price stipulated to be 
paid by Albertsen." They appear to have failed* in the obtaining of their 
request, for on the i6th of July, of said year, Albertsen obtained a deed 
from Steendam for the premises, as per p. 214 of Calendar of N. Y. His. 
Man. Dutch. 

April 3, 1664, he sold his New Utrecht plantation to Nathaniel Brittan. 
In 1665, he bought more land o/the Couwenhoven's in Flatlands, and in 

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1675 he bought land, in the same locality, of Elbert Elbertse Stoothoff, to 
which he removed. In 1675 he was assessed in Flatlands, 2 poles, 5 
horses, and 9 cows, valued 2X £12$ losh. ; and 29 morgens of land and 
valley, valued at £s^' He and his wife were members of the Reformed 
Dutch Church of Flatlands, in 1677. 

Albert Albertse (Terhune), and Jacques Cortelyou, and their associates, 
obtained of Gov. Carterett a patent for 5,000 acres, on the Passaick River, 
N. J., for which they obtained a confirmatory patent in 1685, as per p. 118 
of Vol. I. of the Journal of the Govt, and Council of N. J. Had issue : — 

2. i, Jan Albertse. 

3. ii. Heyltje Albertse, bp. Jan. 12, 1650. 

4. liL Albert Albertse Jun'. bp. Aug. 13, 165 1. 

5. iv. Annetje Albertse, bp. Mar. 6, 1653. ^ 

6. V. Styntje Albertse. 

7. vL Sarah Albertse. 

Secofid Generation. 

2. Jan Albertse, m. i*, July i, 1683, Annetje Roelofse Schenck, who 
d. in 1688; m. 2**, June 6, 1691, Margrietje Van Sychellen, of Flatlands. 
Was a farmer residing in Flatlands, and a member of the Dutch Church of 
said town, in 1677, a deacon in 1687, 2i"d suppose he d. in 1705. Took 
the oath of allegiance in said town in 1687 as a native, and was Lieut, of 
militia in 1691, and Capt. in 1700. In 1690 he and others obtained a tract 
of land near Duck Creek, at St. Jones's, on the Delaware, as per Vol. III. 
of Doc of Col. His. 

From entries on the records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Flat- 
lands, it appears that he paid, Nov. i, 1685, 16 gl. for a grave for his son ; 
Mar. 25, 1688, 19 gl. 10 St. for a grave for his wife ; Apr* 15, 1693, 20 gl. 
for a grave for his mother; Dec. i, 1703, 12 gl. 12 st. for a grave and the 
use of the pall ; and Nov. 5, 1704, 22 gl. for graves for two of his children. 
His will is dated Feb. 20, 1696, and recorded on p. 296 of Lib. 2 of Con- 
veyances in the off. 0/ the Reg. of Kings C*. Had issue : — 

8. i. Roelof. 

9. ii. Albert, bp. Ap* 13, 1684. 
10. iii. Anche. 

3. Heyltje Albertse, bp. June 12, 1650, in New Amsterdam. No 
further trace. 

4. Albert Albertse Jun*, supix>se was bp. Aug. 13, 1651, in New 
Amsterdam; m. i**, Hendrikje Stevense Van Voorhees ; m. 2**, Sep. 1705, 
Mary or Marretie de Graves, wid. of Andries Tiebout. Resided at first in 
Flatlands, where he cultivated a farm, and where his name appears on the 
assessment rolls of 1675 and* 76, and on that of 1683 for 35 morgens. 
From thenqe he removed to Hackensack, probably on the premises pur- 
chased by his father on the Passaic River. In consequence of the simil- 
arity of the names, it is possible that he was the purchaser instead of his 
father. He and his wife Hendrikje were members of the Dutch Church of 
Flatlands, in 1677. And in 1689, he was a member of the Reformed 
Dutch Church of Hackensack. In 169^, he was a member of the New 
Jersey Legislature, as per records of the Govenor and Council of said State. 

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His will IS dated Feb. 16, lyoj, pro. Sep. 20, 1709, and rec. on p. 420 of 
Lib. 7 in off. of Suit, of N. Y. Had issue : — 



Stephen, bp. Apl 4, 1680, at New Utrecht. 

Annetie, or Antie. 

Gerebrecht, b. Aug. 13, 1682, at Flatlands. 

Willemtje, bp. Aug. 7, 1684. 

Marretie, bp. Oct. 31, 1686, at Flatbush. 

Rachel, bp. Aug. 20, 1690. 

Geertriuy, bp. Nov. 4, 1694. 

Alberars or Albert, bp. 1695. 

Johannes, bp. 1700. 

Derk, bp. 1702. 

Weyntje, bp. 1705. 

5. Annetje Albertse, bp. Mar. 3, 1653, iji New Amsterdam. Sup- 
pose she settled in Hackensack, and was a member of the Dutch Church 
of that locality in 1698. 

6. Styntjj Albertse, m. May 2, 1680, Claes Janse Romeyn. Was a 
member of the Dutch Church of Flatlands in 1677 and 1685 ; and in 1731 
she and her husband both members of the Hackensack Church. Claes 
Janse d. prior to 1732. Had issue : 

Gerbrechtje Romeyn, bp. Dec. i, 1681 ; Lysbeth Romeyn, bp. Aug. 
1683 > ^"^ Albert Romeyn, bp. May 2, 1686. 

7. Sarah Albertse, m. Apr* 3, i68t, at Najack or Nyack, Volkert 
Hanse Van Norststrant of Flatbush and afterwards of Hackensack. Was a 
member of Flatlands Dutch Church in 1677 and '85. Had issue : 

Albert Van Norststrant, bp. Feb. 22, 1685 ; and Henry Van Norst- 
strant, bp. in 1696 at Hackensack. 

Third Generation. 

Descendants of Jan Albertse Terhune (2) and Annetje. 

8. RoELor, m. May 5, 1706, Marretie or Maryke, dau. of Gerret Pie- 
terse Wyckoff. Was a farmer in Flatland?, and an elder in the Dutch 
Church of that place in 1748. Will da. Feb. 20, 1753 ; pro. Ap* 13, 1761 ; 
rec. on p. 3 of Lib. 23, N. Y. Surr. Off. In it, among other bequests, he 
gives his son Gerret, his great silver cup, his " Keenen swoord," his 
**leder britoes," and die " selver cortenhoeles." To his son Roelof " that 
gown of my father." To his grandson Roelof, son of Albert, " my Gune '* 
and " Great bybel." To his son ** Aberes " the homestead farm, subject 
to the payment of legacies to his sisters. Had issue : — 

24. L 


25. ii. 


26. iii. 


27. iv. 


28. V. 


29. vi. 


30. viL 


31. viii. 


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' 9. Albert, bp. Ap* 13, 1684 at Flatlands; m. Oct 17, 1708, Aaltje 
Voorhees, bp. Oct 4, 1685 at Flatbiish. Was a farmer in Flatlands. Will 
da. April 11, 1721 ; pro. Dec 18, 1721 ; rec. on p. 273, Lib. 9, N. Y. 
Surr. Off. Had issue : — 

32. i. John. 

^^, ii. Gerret 

34. iii. Anna. 

35. iv. Willemtie. 
^6. V. Sarah. 

10. Anche Terhune. No further trace. 

Descendants of Albert Albertse Terhune (4) and Wives, Hen 


11. John or Jan Albertse of Flatlands, m. Sept. 1699, at Hacken- 
sack, Elizabeth Bertholf of Sluys, who after his death m. Aug. 1718, Roelof 
Bougaert or Boomgaert. She was a dau. of the Rev. Guilliam Bertholf, an 
early settler of Hackensack, and he was a member of the Dutch Church 
of that place in 1701, of which he was a resident Had issue : — 

37. i. Hendrickje, bp. 1701.* 

38. ii. Martina, bp. 1702. 

39. iii. Albert, bp. 1704. 

40. iv. MaKinas, bp. 1706. 

41. v. Sara, bp. 1708. 

42. vi. Annatie, bp. 17 10. 

43. vii. Guilliam, bp. 1711. 

44. viii. Stephanus or Stephen, bp. 1713. 

12. Annell, mentioned in her father's will, but no further trace. 

13. Stephen of Flatlands and Hackensack (sometimes written Ferem 
or Ferdan), m. Oct 1707, at Hackensack, Lidia Davidse de Maree, and 
was a member of the Dutch Church of that place in 1702, where he then 
resided. Had issue : — 

45. i. Albert, bp. 1708. 

46. iL Rachel, bp. 1709. 

47. iii. Claes or Nicholas, bp. 1712. 

48. iv. David, bp. 1713. 

49. V. Hendrikje, bp. 1719, 

14. Annetje, Anneke or Antie of Flatlands, m. Ap\ 1699, Jacob 
Zabriskie of Pemmerpogg, and was a member of the Dutch Church of 
Hackensack in 1698 where they .settled. Had issue : — Hendricke Zabris- 
kie, bp. 1 701 ; Eytie or Feytie Zabriskie, bp. 1703; Marritie 2^briskie, 
bp. 1706; Albert Zabriskie, bp. 1708; Jan Zabriskie, bp. 1710; Jannetje 
Zabriskie, bp. 17 13; Rachel Zabriskie, bp. 1715 ; Magteltie Zatn'iskie, bp. 
1717 ; Steven Zabriskie, bp. 1718 ; and Jacob Zabriskie, bp. 1722. 

15. Gerebrecht or Gerbring of Flatlands, m. Nov. 1701, at Hacken- 
sack, Abraham Houseman of Bushwick, and was a member of the Dutch 
Church at Hackensack in 1701, at which place they settled. Had issue : 
Hendrickje Houseman, bp. 1704; Adriaentje Houseman, bp. 1706; 

* Baptized at Hackensack, at which place and Schraalenbci}^ all the baptisms [after this date were 
made, unless otherwise designated. 

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Jacobus Houseman, bp. 1708; Annatie Houseman, bp, 17 10; Magdalena 
Houseman, bp. 17 13; Weyntje Houseman, bp. 17165 Albert Houseman, 
bp. 1721 ; Isaac Houseman, bp. 1724; and Jan Houseman, bp. 1727. 

16. WiLLEMTjE, of Flatlands, bp. Dec 7, 1684; "^- Oct. 1704, at Hack- 
ensack. Jacobus Bougaert or Boomgaert (since written Bogart and Bogaert) ; 
sup])ose she m. 2** Aug. 1 736, at Hackensack, Barent de Boogh, and was a 
member of the Dutch Church of Hackensack in 1 704. Had issue : — 
Jan Bongert, bp. 1705; Albert Bongert, bp. 1707; Ansenietje Bongert, 
bp. 1709; Steven Bongert, bp. 1711 ; Isaac Bongert, bp. 17 14; Jacobus 
Bongert, bp. 1717 ; Lucas Bongert, bp. 17 19; and Cornells Bongert, bp. 

17. MARRrriE or Magtie of Hackensack, bp. Oct. 11, 1686, m. March 
1707, at Hackensack, Hendrick Bertholf of Acquacenock, and was a mem- 
ber of the Dutch church of Hackensack in 1707. Had issue : — Martine 
Bertholf, bp. 1708; Albert Berlholf, bp. 1710; Hendrickje Bertholf, bp. 
171 1 ; Guilliam Bertholf, bp. 17 14; Jan Bertholf, bp. 1715 ; Jacobus, bp. 
1717 ; Abram Berlholf, bp. 1720 ; Maria Bertholf, bp. 1722 ; Rachel Ber- 
tholf, bp. 1724 at Schraalenbergh ; Reinhart Bertholf, bp. 1726 ; and Stephen 
Bertholf, bp. 1728 at Schraalenbergh. 

18. Rachel, bp. Ap* 21, 1690, at Bergen ; m. July 1707, at Hacken- 
sack, Jan Hendrikse Hoppe. Had issue : — Maria Hoppe, bp. 1 708 ; 
Hendrikje Hoppe, bp. 1710 ; Hendrik Hoppe, bp. 1712; Antje Hoppe, 
bp. 1714; Albert Hoppe, bp. 1717 ; Trientje Hoppe, bp. 1720 ; Willemtje 
Hoppe, bp. 1722.; arid Gerret Hoppe, bp. 1724. 

19. Geertruy, bp. Nov. 4, 1694 ; m. Jan. 171 7, Hendrick Hendrickse 
Banta of Hackensack, and had issue: — Weyntje Banta, bp. 1721, and 
Angenietje Banta, bp. 1724. 

20. Albert or Alburtus, bp. 1695 ; m. Oct 17 19 at Hackensack, 
Anna Maria Ackerman, at which place he resided. Had issue : — 

50. i. Albert, bp. 1720; m. May, 1752, Vanderhoff, 

and had children, Geesje, bp. 1752 ; Johannes, bp. 1759 \ 
and Jacob, bp. 1767. 

51. ii. Abram, bp. 1723. 

52. iii. Aaltje, bp. 1731 ; m. Apr* 1748, Jacob Zabriskie. 

53. iv. Weyntje, bp. 1732. 

54. V. Antje, bp. 1742. 

21. Johannes, bp. 1700 ; m. Apr* 1725, Geesje R. Westervelt Mem- 
ber of Hackensack Dutch church in 1734, where he resided. Had issue : — 

55. L Weyntje, bp. 1726. 

56. ii. Annetje, bp. 1727. 

57. iiL Albert, bp. Nov. 7, 1729. 

58. iv. Effie or Egge ; m. Thomas Vreelant. 

59. V. Retjen, bp. 1732. 

60. vi. Geertruyt, bp. 1 734 ; m. Sep. 1 766, suppose Tomas Banta. 

61. vii. Pieter, bp. 1738. 

22. Derk, bp. 1702; m. Oct. 3, 1727, Katharine Kip. Member of 
Dutch church of Hackensack in 1728, where he resided. Had issue : — 

62. i. Albert, bp. Aug. i, 1728, (sup.) m. Maria Demarest, and 

had children, Catryntje, bp. i753i ^^^ Margrite, bp. 


63. ii. Annetje, bp. 1730. ' 

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64. jii. Nicasius, bp. 1733. 

65. IV. Weyntjen, bp. 1737. 

66. V. Jacob, bp. 1739. 

67. vi. Elizabeth, bp. 1739; 

68. vii. Joannes, bp. 1742. 

69. viii. Geertje, bp. 1745. 

70. ix. Pieter, bp. 1748. 

23. Weyntje, bp. 1705 ; m. Apr* 1723 Gerret Leydecker ; m. 2'' May, 
1745, Johannes Walderen, all of Hackensack, and had issue: — Neeltje 
Leydecker, bp. 1724; Albert Leydecker, bp. 1740; Joannes Walderen, 
bp. 1746 ; and Geesje Walderen, bp. 1754. 

Fourth Generation. 

[Descendants of Roelof Terhune (8) and Maryke Wyckofp of 


24. Albert of Gravesend, m. Antie or Annatie Van Dyck, who d. 
June 14, 1797 ; he d. Feb. 29, 1801. Was a farmer, occupjfing and own- 
ing the ancestral farm lying partly in Flatlands and partly in Gravesend, 
his dwelling house being on the Gravesend portion. His will is dated Feb. 
10, 1797, proved Nov. 7, 1806 ; rea on p. 43 of Lib. 2 in N. Y. Surr. OfL 
Devises kiis lands to his four sons, share and share alike. Had issue : — 

71. i. Antie, b. 1750; m. Ab" Stryker. No issue. 

72. iL Roelof, bp. Mar. 8, 1752, in Kings County; d. June 13, 

1806. No issue. 

73. iii. Abraham, b. Ap* n, 1759 » "^* J^^"^^ ^» ^7^^> Antie Am- 

erman; died Oct. 17, 1840. Owned and occupied the 
Flatlands side of the ancestral farm. No issue. 

74. iv. Isaac, b. 1762 ; m. Elizabeth ; d. Oct. 2, 1835. 

Resided in Flatlands with his brother, and had a dau. 

75. V. Margaret, b. Aug. 2, 1764; m. Feb. 9, 1781, John Wyck- 

o^ of Jamaica Road ; d. Ap* 16, 1840 ; had several 

76. vi. John, b. 1766; d. June 29, 1842, single. Owned and 

occupied the Gravesend side of the ancestral farm, was 
a surveyor, for many years Supervisor of the town of 
Gravesend, and one of the most influential citizens of 
Kings County. 

77. vii. Maria, m. Isaac Emmans of Gravesend; d. Aug. 8, 


25. Gerret of Gravesend, had issue : — 

78. L Roelof. 

26. Willemtje. No fiuther trace. 

27. Maria. No further trace. 

28. Hyntie. No further trace. 

29. Aeltje. No further trace. 

30. Margrietje. Suppose m. June i, 1751, Jacobus Van Dyck. 

31. Antie ; m, — ; and had issue : — Roelof, Johannes, and Maria ; 

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d prior to the date of her father's will, in which the names of her children 
are given. 

Descendants of Albert Terhune (9) of Flatlands and Aeltje 
^Stevense Voorhees. ^ 

32. John, m. Nelly Denyse, and inherited and occupied his father's 
farm in Flatlands. Was a deacon in the Dutch Church of Flatlands in 
1 733- No account of his issue. 

33. Gerret. No further trace. 

34. Anna, suppose m. Cornelius Bulsen, and had a son Albert Bulsen, 
bp. May 9, 1 742, in N. Y. 

35. Willemtje, m. prior to 1730, Jacob Duryee, and had a son Jacob «i' rt!'^^. 
Duryee, bp. May 26, 1750, in Kings C^ '"^^ ^^""^ 

36. Sarah, suppose m. about 1730, Hannanus Barkeloo, and had issue : 
Maria Barkeloo ; Johannes Barkeloo, bp. May 1, 1 734, in Kings C**. ; 
Harmanus Barkeloo; Willemtje Barkeloo, b. May 5, 1739 f Sarah Barke- 
loo, b. June 14, 1 741 ; and Jaques Barkeloo, b. Feb. 21, 1747. 

Descendants of John Terhune of Hackinsack (ii) and Elizabeth 


37. Hendrike, bp. 170T; m. May, if 18, Jacob Dirkse Banta, and 
had i^sue : Elizabeth Banta, bp. 1720, and Hester Banta, bp. 1721. 

38. Martina, bp. 1702; m. Hendrick Bertholf, and had issue: Ra- 
chel Bertholf, bp. 1724; Reinhart Bertholf, bp. 1726; and Stephen Bert- 
holf, bp. 1728. 

39. Albert, bp. 1704 ; m. Apr*, 1720, Sarah Loe, and had issue : — 

79. L Lidia, bp. 1732. . 

80. ii. Steven, bp. 1737. 

40. Martinas, bp. 1 706. No further trace. 

41. Sara, bp. 1708 ; m. May, 1726, Laurens Van Buskerk ; m. 2"*, June, 
1 741, Comelis de Reamer. Member of Dutch Church of Hackensack in 
1726. Had issue : — Aeltje Van Buskerk, bp. 1727 ; Jan Van Buskerk, bp. 
1729; and Hendrikje Van Buskerk, bp. 1732. 

42. Anna-^e, bp. 1 7 10; m. Nov. 1749, Joost Zabriskie, and had 
issue : — Dirk Zabriskie, bp. 1 760. 

43. GuLLiAM, bp. 1711. No further trace. 

44. Steven or Stefanus, bp. 1713; m. Sep. i737> Susanna Alje; m. 
2"*, Nov. 1744, Maria Bogert, wid. Member of Dutch Church of Hack- 
ensack in 1754, where he resided. Had issue : — 

81. L Jan, bp. 1738. A John Terhune commissioned Ensign 

in 1776, in the war of the Revolution, as per Stryke?s 
N. J. lists. 

82. ii. Petrus, bp. 1740. 

83. iii. Elizabeth, bp. 1742. 

84. iV. Margrietje, bp. 1745. 

85. v. Antjen, bp. 1746. 

86. vL Jacobus, bp. 1748. A Jacob Terhune was commissioned . 

Cap., Feb. 28, 1776, in the war of the Revolution, as 
per Stryker's N. J. lists. 


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87. viL Albert, bp. 1752. 

88. viii. Guilliam, bp. 1753. 

Descendants of Stephen Terhune (13) and Lidia de Maree, of 


45. Albert, bp. 1708; m. Ap\ 1723, Maretje Martesse. Member of 
Dutch Church of Hackensadk in 1728. Had issue : — 

89. L Jan, bp. 1725; m. Mar. 1749, Catalyntje Pell.' Resided 

at Hackensack, and had issue, Maria, bp. 1754. 

90. ii. Martin, bp. 1727. 

91. iiL Stephanus or Stephen, bp. Sep. 18, 1730 ; m. July 3, i75^ 

Teshe or Letitia, dku. of Michael Hansen Bergen, of 
Brooklyn; d. about 1787. Joined the R. D. Church of 
N. Y. Dec. 26, 1 771, on certificate from , Brooklyn. 
July 10, 1772, Stephen Terhune, Wm. Wentworth, and 
associates, petitioned the Governor and Council for a 
grant of 25,000 acres in the county of ^Gloucester, as 
P^ P« 574 of Calendar of N. Y. land papers. Have 
seen no account of the success of ^their application. 
Had issue: — Michael'Bergen, b. Feb. 20, 1765 ; Cath- 
arine, b. 1764; Elizabeth; John; Stephen; Jacob, bp. 
March, 1775, in N. Y.; Albert; Sarah; and Letitia. 

92. iv. Roelof, bp. 1733. 

93. V. Guilliam, bp. 1736. 

94. vi. Paulus, bp. 1739. 

46. Rachel, bp. 1709; m. Ap*, 1728, Jacob Cornelius Banta, and 
had issue: — Stephen Banta, bp. 1733; Lidia Banta, bp. 1734; Steven 
Banta, bp. 1738; Steven Banta, bp. 1739; Samuel Banta, bp. 1742; 
Magdalena Banta, bp. 1746; Steven Banta, bp. 1750; and Hendrikje 
Banta, bp. 1753. 

47. Class or Nicholas, bp. 1712. No further trace, except a Nicausa 
Terhune was commissioned Capt. in 1776, in the war of the revolution, 
as per Stryker*s N. J. lists. 

48. David, bp. 1713; m. Oct. 1735, Sara Bogaert; suppose m. 2*, 
Maretje Bogaert. Had issue : 

95. j. Steven, bp. i7370 

96. ii. Maria, bp. 1741. 

97. iii. Maria, bp. 1744. 

49. Hendrikje, bp. 1719; m. Dec, 1741, Gerret Hoppe, and had 
issue : Andrew Hoppe, bp. 1742, and Lidia Hoppe, bp. 1744. 

Descendants of Albert or Albertus Terhune (20) and Anna 
Maria Ackerman, of Hackensack. 

50. Albert, bp. 1720; m. May, 1752, Jannetje VanderhofT. Had 
issue: — 

98. L Geesje, bp. 1752. 

99. iL Johannes, bp. 1759. 
100. iii. Jacob, bp. 1767. 

51. Abram, bp. 1723. No further trace, except that an Ab" Terhune 

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was commissioned i** Lieut, in the war of the revolution, in 1776, as per 
Stryker's N. J. lists. 

52. Aeltje, bap. 1 731 ; m. Apl. 1748, Jacob Zabriskie. 

53. Weyntje, bp. 1732. No further trace. 

54. Antje, or Annetje, bp. 1742. No further trace. 

Descendants of Johannes Terhune (21) of Hackensack, and Geesjr 

R. Westervelt. 

55. Weyntje, bp. 1726. No further trace. 

56. Annetje, bp. 1727. No further trace. 

57. Effie, or Egge, bp. ; m. Thomas Vreelant, of Hacken- 
sack, and had issue : — Thomas Vreelant, bp. 1756 ; Trintje Vreelant, bp. 
1757; Abram Vreelant, bp. 1759; ^^^ Jacob Vreelant, bp. 1765. 

58. Retjen, or Eetjen, bp. 1732; m. Johannes Vreelant, and had 
issue : — Isaac Vreelant, bp. 1755 ; Johannes Vreelant, bp. 1756 ; Trientje 
Vreelant, bp. 1757 ;*Abram Viieelant, bp. 1759; *^^ Petrus Vreelant, bp. 

59. Albert, bp. [Nov. 7, 1729; m., suppose, Sarah Beekman. Had 
issue : 

101. L Samuel, bap. 1744. 

60. Geertruyd, bp. 1734; suppose m. Sept. 1766, Tomas Banta, 
and had issUt : — Geertruy Banta, bp. 1767 ; Joores Banta, bp. 1768 ; and 
Geertje Banta, bp. 1771, all at Schralenburg, N. J. 

61. PiETER, bap. 1738. No further trace. 

Descendants of Derk Terhune (22), of Hackensack, and Katha- 

62. Albert, bp. Aug. i, 1728; suppose m. Mary Demarest. Had 
issue : — 

102. 1. Catryntje, bp. 1753. 

103. ii. Margrite, bp. 1755. 

6^ Annatie, bp. 1 730. No further trace. 

64. NiCASius, bp. 1733. No further trace. 

65. Weintjen, bp. 1737, at Schralenburgh. 

66. Jacob, bp. 1739. No further trace. 

67. Elizabeth, bp. 1739. ^^ further trace. 

68. Joannes, bp. 1742. No further trace. 

69. Geertje, bp. 1 745. No further trace. 

70. Pieter, bp. 1748. No further trace. 

Members of the Terhune family are numerous in Bergen and If udson 
Counties, N. J., and they are also to be found in Monmouth, Son^erset, 
and other counties in said State. Some of ihem were loyalists in th^ war 
of the Revolution, who at its close emigrated to Canada and Nova Scotia* 
Others reside in the city of New York, in Dutchess and other counties of 
this State, but none of Uie male descendants of the original settler^ remain 
in the country towns of Kings County, where they ifif.ere^ originall)r 1^^ 
landowners and conspicuous citizens. 

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By John J. Latting. 

(Continued firom p. 74.) 

In the year 1659, Tobias Feake became involved in a litigation with 
William Hallett, which was protracted for several years. In bis declara- 
tion or complaint the former charged that his uncle, Robert Feake, who 
was his guardian, had received his patrimony, and had never accounted for 
it, or paid it over to him, except a small part thereof; that during his 
uncle's absence in England, Hallett had obtained possession of all the 
property and estate of his uncle, and he sought, in this suit, to charge 
Hallett with payment of his demands. The plaintiff was defeated on the 
first trial before the magistrates of Flushing — Hallett having produced a 
letter from Robert Feake asserting that he had paid the debt, and also a 
written * agreement made between him and Robert Feake, by which the 
latter surrendered and conveyed to him all his property. Subsequently, 
a revision of the case was had before the same court upon additional 
evidence, but the judgment was affirmed. The case was carried up on 
appeal to the Governor and Council sitting at New Amsterdam, in June, 
1662 — Solomon La Chair acting as attorney and counsel for the appellant, 
in whose behalf he strenuously urged that "According to the common 
" rule of law, orphans cannot suffer nor be wronged by any contract con- 
** eluded to their prejudice by their guardian, but, on the contrary, have a 
" legal mortgage on the guardian's property." It was insisted further that 
" the pretended agreement was made by the said uncle at the time when 
" he was wholly deprived of reason, and incapable of managing his civil 
" affairs, and therefore was not valid even in regard to the uncle, much 
" less in regard to the appellant, whom at all events it could not prejudice, 
" for the uncle could not convey his estate and property, being by legal 
" mortgage bound to the orphan whose property he administered, less en- 
** cumbered to the defendant than he had possessed it himself." 

We are left in doubt as to the result of the appeal — La Chair's Register, 
from which these particulars are obtained, containing no further entry of 
the proceedings. At what date the death of Mrs. Feake occurred has 
not been ascertained. It was probably as early as 1660-61. Tobias 
Feake had by her one child, a son, whom he named James in memory of 
his deceased father, the London goldsmith. 

He subsequently married for his second wife Mary ....... widow 

of of Flushing, by whom he had at least one daughter 

named y«^/M — probably in liiemory of his sister Mrs. Palmer. 

While the appeal in the suit with Hallett above referred t9 was pend- 
ing, intelligence was received through the public authorities that there was 
A considerable estate at the Hague, in Holland, to which the children of 
Anneke Van Beyeren were entitled, and which awaited distribution. It 
was for the purpose of recovering this estate that Tobias Feake, about 
this time, left his home for Holland. He sailed from New Amsterdam in 
ithe ship Areni in the month of July, 1662. [Notarial Register of Solomon 
Lachair. O'Callaghan's Translation.] The object of his journey was 
attained, and the proceeds of the estate, which were the share of the 
x:hildren of the deceased wife of Mr. Feake, he transmitted to his second 
ndfe and Flushing. While in Holland on this occasion, he presented 

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to the West India Company at Amsterdam, the petition for an award for 
his services before referred to. What was the occasion or fortune which 
induced him to continue longer abroad is not known, but it appears that he 
subsequently entered the naval service of England. In the Public Record 
Office in London^ among domestic papers temp. Charles II., appears the fol- 
lowing letter, evidently in the handwriting of the ex-Sheriff of Flushing : 

Hon**** Srs. According unto yo' Order of the 19^ Instant wee are 
come unto an Anchor att Erith * where we shall ride untill such time as 
wee have further orders from yo' honb'* 

Yo" to serve you 
Tobias ffeke. 
from aboard his 
Maj*5^ Hyred 
Shyp Loy" Subject 
this twentieth day of 
June 1666. 

flfor the Hon**** S' W" Coventry or any of the Hons** his Majesty's Com- 
missioners at the Navy office in Seething Lane, these I pray humbly 

'That he continued abroad in the service of the English government is 
probable. We find no further account of, or allusion to him in the put lie 
records until the latter part of the year 1669, at which time he had deceased.' 

His son James, above referred to, married Mary, the daughter of his 
step-mother by her'first husband. Mary, the widow of Tobias Feake, sur- 
vived until 1692, when she died at Flushing, leaving a will, dated 20th of 
nth month (January), 1691 ; proved before the Court of Common Pleas at 
Jamaica, May 20th, 1692. [Lib. A, of Wills in Queen';s County Clerk's 
office, p. 7.] 

James Feake, with Daniel (Kirk-) Patrick, his half-brother, the son of 
his mother, Anneke, by Capt Patrick, her first husband, subsequently, in 
the year 1705, removed to Westchester County, and in the month of 
October of that year, made a joint purchase of lands at Castle Hill Neck, 
Kirk-patrick died in 1721, leaving his widow, Dinah (Yates), and one son, 
Daniel, surviving. Division was then ms^de between them of the lands. 
[Lib. E, of Deeds Westchester County, p. 285, etc] From the numerous 
conveyances of real estate in this county by James Feake subsequently to 
this date, until the year 1726, in which no wife unites, it is to be inferred that 
she had previously died* He died (probably) about 1727, but left no issue. 

Families bearing this surname, all possibly sprung from one common 
ancestor, were seated in various parts of England at the beginning of the 
seventeenth century. William Frost, an early immigrant to this country, is 
believed to have been of the family then residing at, or in the vicinity of 
Binstesd, in Hampshire, where many of the name are still found. The 
exact time of his arrival here is unknown. He appears to have had a resi- 
dence in Oyster Bay, Long Island, in 1672. In this year (September 
26th), he is named in the Town Records of Brookhaven, otherwise called 

* Sritfa is OB tlM river Tiaaines, a lUtle below Woolwich. 

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Setauket, as a new purchaser, then of Oyster Bay, and is awarded by the 
Town " a new purchaser's accommodations, to wit, a piece of land 
between Mr. Brewsters and Thomas Thorp for a home lot, and the rest 
where it can be found convenient, so that it may not be prejudicial to 
highways and watering ; the said Frost paying the purchase as others do." 

I find no warrant for the Statement by Thompson, in his History of 
Long Island (Vol. I., p. 409), that he was one of the original proprietors 
of that settlement in 1655. It is improbable. He must have been very 
young at that date, probably too young to be entitled to that importance. 
Further, being named as a "new purchaser" in the above entry, would 
imply that he had not been a proprietor there before. Presumably his 
residence in Setauket was of comparatively short duration. 

The fertility of the Matinecock valley and the adjacent lands, and the 
advantages of the appurtenant salt meadows and creeks, appear to have 
early attracted the settlers of Oyster Bay. The Indian occupants were a 
friendly and inoffensive tribe, and easy terms of purchase could be made 
with them. Captain John Underbill was among the first purchasers here, 
and gave it the name of Kenilworthy erroneously corrupted into Kelen- 
worth and Killingworth, by which several designations it is called in many 
of the deeds given by the Indian proprietbrs. It is safe to assume that 
the captain bestowed this appellation upon the settlement in honor of the 
town of that name in Warwickshire, supposed to have been his native place. 

In the month of June, 1667, one William Simson, or Simpson, pur- 
chased of the Matinecock Indians a tract of forty acres, then described as 
woodland, with appurtenant rights in '* the undisposed medows, fresh and 
salt, with crik thatch with y* benefits of y* cricks and coves, with fre hunt- 
ing, fishing, fouling, with y* benefit of all mineralls according to law." 
Here he erected a dwelling house, and resided for several years, until the 
month of December, 1674, when he conveyed it, with all his improve- 
ments, to William Frost, described as of Seatacote or Brookhaven. The 
latter had previously allied himself to the then influential family of Wright^ 
of Oyster Bay, by marriage with Rebecca, the daughter of Nicholas 
Wright. I have not been able to ascertain the date of this marriage, but 
it was certainly as early as 1673, ^ she is a legatee by this name in the 
will of her uncle Anthony Wright, made May 20, 1673.* She had been 
married, in 1662-63, to Eleazer Leverich, of Huntington, son of the Rev. 
William Leverich, but was divorced from him, on the ground of his impo-. 
tency, b^ decree of the Court of Assize, entered October 22, 1670. 

William Frost undoubtedly removed at once with his wife to his new 
purchase, and here established his permanent abode, acquiring adjacent 
lands by purchase from time to time, and enlarging his estate, until he be- 
came one of the chief proprietors in the town. The grounds which con- 
stituted his first purchase have ever since continued in the possession and 
occupation of his descendants. 

He died about 17 18-19, and was buried on his own land, a short dis- 
tance from the spot where his dwelling stood. His grave formed the nu- 
cleus around which his descendants, for successive generations, have been 
gathered to their last resting-place. He left the following will : 

March y* 28*, 1698. 
I, William Frost being sick of body, but perfect in memory, itam I 
give and bequeath to my two sons William Frost and Wright Frost all xxxf 

* N. Y. GsN. AMD BioG. RacoRD^ Vol III., p. 37. 

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land and meadows equally to be divided amongst them and all my move- 
ables I give and bequeath to my wife, and aflfter her decease to be equally 
divided between my two sons, William and Wright Frost, and my two sons 
to take care of theire mother, and to see that shee wants for nothing as 
long as shee doth live and I doe impower my two sons William Frost and 
Wright Frost to receve all depts which is due to me, and to pay all depts 
which I doe owe that can be made appeare. 

1. William Frost doe confirme all my Abovesaid Lands and meadows 
specified, and bequeath it to them as Abovesaid William Frost my Eldest 
sonn and Wright Frost my youngest sonn, to them their heirs forever, 
and if one of them should dey or decease before the other then it shall 
both returne to the other, and if they both die or decease without issu, 
then to Returne to any of the frosts that desended from Georg frost bom 
in Bensteed two miles fr^m farnum in Hampsheir in Old England, to the 
first heirs or heires^s soe desending, as abovesaid This is my last will 
and testament as witness my hand and seale 

Testate - William Frost. 

George Codner 
The X mark 

of Edward Wright 

Hannah Sibley 

Aaron fiforman 

Issue : 

2. L William. 

3. iL Wright. 

2. William Frost, son of William * and Rebecca (Wright) Frost, re- 
sided at Matinecock, on the farm left by his father. He married Han- 
nah Prior, dau, of John and Elizabeth (Bowne) Prior of Matinecock. She 
was b. 10* Month (Dec.) 22, 1681. He is said to have been accidentally 
killed on the 29* November, 1728, while engaged in slaughtering a beef, 
which fell upon him. He died intestate. His wife survived him, and d. 
Dec. 18, 1771. 

Issue : 

4. i. William, b. 29 Oct., 1702. 

5. il George, b. Nov. 15, 1704. 

6. iii. Samuel, b. April 25 , 1706. 

7. iv. John, b. Jan'y 12, 1708/9. 

8. V. Benjamin, b. June 9, 1710. 

9. vi. Rebecca, b. Oct 28, i7i4« 
10. vii. Isaac, b. June 3, 17 16. 

, II. viii. Thomas, b. July 17, 1718. 

12. ix. Hannah, b. Oct 10, 1720; m. Feb. 19, 1762, Robert 

Mitchell Baxter ; d. April 2, 1809, s. p. 

13. X. Sarah, b. Sep. 2, 1728. 

3. Wright Frost, son of William* and Rebecca (Wright) Frost, b. 
about 1676-7. This date is given upon the authority of a deposition, in 
my possession, made hy him May 16, 1733, in which he states his age, at 
that time, to be " fifty six years or thereabouts." Mar*. Mary, dau. of 

resided on the Homestead^ at Matinecock; d. May 28^, 1738. 
Left the following wilL 

(To be contmoed.) 

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[Dec. 1698.] 
den 6 dicto. 

den 9 dicto. 

den 24 dicto. 

den 30 dicto. 

den 28 Jan. 

den 15 Febr. 

den 25 dicto. 
den I Apr. 

den 7 dicto. 
den 10 dicto. 


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Jan Wanshaer, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den 8 Decemb. 

Sdsanna de Nys, j. d. als boven, beyde per licentie. 

woonende alhier. 
Gerrit Roelofszen, j. m. Van 't fort den 24 dicto. 

Orangien, en Mary ken Jans DAfoert, 

j. d. Van de Deutelbay. de Eerste 

wonende aen't fort Orangien, en twee- 

de alhier. 
Jan Laecton, j. m. Van N. York, en den 27 dicto. 

Maria Koninjgs, j. d. als boven., beyde 

wonende alhier. 
Abraham Rycke, j. m. Van de Armen totN.Haerlem. 

Bouwereye, en Anna Catharina May- 
ers, j. d. Van N. Haerlem, de Eerste 

op de. Armen Bouwerye, en twede tot 

N. Haerlem. 
Anthony Rutgers, j. ni. Van N. Alba- den 30 dicto 

nien, en Hendrickje Van de Water, per licentie. 

j. d. Van N. York, beyde woonende 


A** 1699. 
Cap* David Provoost, Wed' Van Helena per licentie den 

Byvanck, en Maria de Peyster, laest 29 Jan. 

Wed' Van John Spratt. beyde woo- 
nende alhier. 
Michiel Van der Koeck, j. m. Uyt MetVertoogna 

Zeelt, en Saertje Joosten, j. d. Van Bretickelen. 

Bretickelen, de Eerste woonende al- 
hier, en twede op Betfort. 
Caspards Blanck, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 20 Mart. 

en Agnietje Post, j. d. als boven. 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Lodowyck Ackerman, Wed' Van Janne- den 18 Apr. 

ken Bleydt, en Hillegond Bosch, ge- 

bbren tot N. Yorck, beyde woonende 

Hendrick Mandeviel, Wed' Van Elisa^ den 21 dicto. 

beth Jans, j. d. Van N. Albanien, 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Cozyn Gerritszen, j. m. Van Sttiyvesants den 3o*dict. 

Bouwerye, en Catalina Van Gfinst, j. 

d. Van N. Yorck. beyde woonende 

Samfiel *s Jakaen, j. m. Van N. Yorck. , en Eodem. 

Neeltje Gerrits, j. d. Van Stiiyvesants 

bouwerye, beyde woonende alhier. 

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den 18 dicto. 

den 28 dicto. 

den 14 May 

den 26 dicto. 


den 26 May 

den 31 dicto 

den 2. JCm. 

den 9 dicto. 

den 19 Jill. 

den 29 dicto. 
den 26 dicto. 
den 28 di<^. 
den 3 Aug. 


Enoch Hill, Cramer, laest Wed' Van Getrouwt El- 
Elisab' Chaspels, en Mary Shaal, ders zonder 
Wed" Van Go wing Bostzone. beyde Vertoog.* 
woonende alhier. 

Willem Shackerley, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 30 May. 
en Debora Van Dyck, j. d. Van N. Al- 
banien., beyde woonende alhier. 

Jan Breedstede., j. m. Van. en 

Marritje Pieters, j. d. Van. 
be^de, woonende alhier. 

per licentie den 
14 May. 

Jan Van der Beeck, j. ni. Van N. Yorck, den 23 Jtin. 
en I.ysbeth Woeder, j. d Uyt Supra, 
beyde wonende alhier. 

Hendrick tenBroeck, j. m. Van N. per licentie den 

Yorck, en Tryntie Jans Van Rom- 31 May. 

men, j. d. als boven, beyde woonende 

Jacobfts Provoost, j. m. Van N. Alba- per licentie den 

nien en Maria Van der Poel, j. d. als i Jun. 

boven., d* Eerste woonende achter 

Koll en twede alhier. 
Joris Walgraef, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den 30 dicto. 

Susanna Woeders, j. d. als boven., 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Johannes Koster, j. m. Van Hanib6x;g, den 16 dicto. 

en Machteltje Paulds, j. d. Van Am- 
sterdam., beyde woonende alhier. 
Willem Willemszen, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 26 J(d. 

en Sdsanna Moll, Wed* Van Hiero- 

nymCis Van Bom m el, *d Eerste wo- 
nende omtrent de Hoerenkil, en 

twede alhier. 
Michiel Stephenszen, j. m. Van Dant- den 26 dicto. 

zich, en Reyertje Mol. j. d. Van N. 

Yorck. beyde woonende alhier. 
Samson Bensiim, junior, j. m. Van N. Met vertoog tot 

Alb. Maria Meyers j. d. Van Haer- Haerlem. 

lem. beyde wonende op N. Haerlem. 
Jacob BaJck, j. m. Van Amsterdam, den 14 Atig. 

en Sara Van Tienhoven, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck. beyde woonende alhier. 
Hendrick Brefoort, j. m. Van N. Yorck, den 26 dicto. 

Maryken Couwenhoven, j. d. Van 

Noortwyck. beyde wonende alhier. 
Lodewyck Van den Berg. j. m. en Elsje den 5 A6g. met 

tenBroeck, j. d. Van N. Yorck. bey- een licentie. 

de woonende alhier. 

. * Married elsewhere witbout'permisMOo. 

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den 26 dicto. 

den 27 dicto. 

den 15 Sept. 

den 29 dicto. 

den 6 Octob. 

den 17 dicto. 

den 27 dicto. 


den 3 Nov. 

den 9 dicto. 

den 24 dicto. 

den 10 Dec. 


den 13 dicto. 

Benjamin d'Harriette, j. ra. Van Ra^ 
chel, Anna Otitmans, j. d. Van Am- 
sterdam, beyde woonende alhier. 

Jan Jetiriaenszen, j. m. Van Dantzig. 
en Anneken Roos, Wed* Van Pa^^ 
Janszen. b€yde woonende alhier. 

Albert de Frese, j. m. Van Bremen, en 
Belitje Lfiersen, j. d. Van N. Yorck. 
beyde woonende alhier. 

Samtiel Dee, j. ni. Van Roodt El^P. en 
Celitje Salomons, j. d. Van N. Yorck. 
beyde wooneriHe alhier. 

Petrtis Bayard, j. ni. .Van N. Yorck, en 
Rachel van Balen j. d. Van Amsterd. 
beyde woonende alhier. 

Robbert Jacobzen, j. ra. Van Rotter- 
dam en Anna Br6yn, j. d. Uyt de 
£sop6s. beyde woonende alhier. 

Jacobus Coljer, Wed' Van Margcken 
deWit. Marrycken Tham Wed* Van 
Claes Wols. beyde woonende alhier. 

Gabriel Thiboii, j. in. Uyt Engel' en 
Maria Coely, j. d. Van N. Yorck. 
beyde woonende alhier. 

M' Pieter Bel^n, kest Wed' V. Sfisan- 
. na dharitte. Maria de Key, j. d. Van 
N. Yorck beyde woonende alhier. 

Pieter Janszen BoeckoU, Wed' V. Lys- 
beth Pater, Elsje Jedriaens, Wed* V. 
Thomas Verdon. beyde woonende al- 

Johannes* Vanderhefil, j. m. Van N. 
Yorck, en Jannetje Rosen velt j. d. 
beyde woonende tot N. Yorck. 

Pieter Sdnkani, j. ni. Van N. Yorck, 
en Maryken Romme^s, j. d. als 
boven. beyde woonende alhier. 

Willem Echt, j. m. Van Rotterdam, 
en Marritje Van Dyck, j. d. Van 
Amsterdam, beyde woonende al- 

A^ 1700. 

D* Gualtheris Dubois, Predic' tot N. Primo Jan. 
Yorck, en Helena Van Balen j. d. Van 
Amsterdam, beyde woonende alhier. 
Nota ; des Tweeparen zyn per licen- 
tie getrouwt op het Eynde Vanhet 
Verleden jaar. 


den 7 Sept 

den II dicto. 
den 6 Oct 
den 5 dicto. 
den 1 7 dicto. 
den 16 Nov. 
den 22 dicto. 

per licentie ge- 

den 21 Nov. 

per licentie ge- 
trouwt den 1 1 

beyde getrouwt 
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den 16 dicto. 
den 30 dicto. 

Isaacq Selover, lacst Wed* Van Jan- ' 
neken Wilkenhoff, en Judith Wald- 
ron Van N. York, den 26 Dec. 

John Mayson, j. m. uyt Schotlandt, 
en Elisabeth Lens, Wed* Van Lens 
Roosdol. beyde woonende alhier, 
getrouwty den 31 Decemb. 

Beyden door 
Henr. Selyns. 

den 16 Jan. 

den 15 Mart. 

den 6 Apr. 

den 13 dicto. 


den 18 dicto. 

den 23 dicto. 

den 24 dicto. 


den 8 May. 

den 17 diet. 

den 30 dicto. 

den 7 Jfin. 

A' 1700. 

Stephen de Lancy j. m. Van en 

Anna Van. Cortlandt j. d. Van N. 
Yorck. beyde woonfende alhier. 

Evert Van de Water, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Catharina Provoost, j. d. als boven. 
beyde woonende alhier. 

Johannes Herry, j. m. Van N Albani- 
en. en Jannetje Missepadt, j. d. Uyt 
ZeeP. beyde woonende alhier. 

Daniel Berckeloo, j. m. Van N. Araers- 
fort, en Lysbeth Gerrits, j. d.Van N. 
Yorck. beyde woonende alhier. 

Riitgert Waldron, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Debora Pel, j. d. 6yt Sfipra. bey- 
de woonende alhier. 

HenrictLs Vanderhetil, 
Meyers j. d. 
en woonende alhier. 

Alexander Baird, j. m. Uyt Schotl*. en 
Magdalena Van Vleck Wed* 'Van 
Henr. Kip. beyde woonende alhier. 

Johannes Veet,^ j. m. Van Brisack, in 
Sweden en Catharina Meyers, j. d. 
Van N. Yorck. beyde woonende al- 

J. m. en Maria 
beyde geboren, 

per licentie den 
23 dicto. 

den 19 dicto 
met licentie. 

den 26 ApriL 

den 4 May. 

den 2 1 Apr. met 
een licentie 

den 24 dicto 
met een licentie 

den 25 dicto 
met een li- 

den 7 J6n. 

Pieter BAssen. j. m. en Rebecca Fer- 

nielje. j. d. beyde geboren 

en woonachtig tot N. Haerlam. 
Pieter Henijon, j. m.. Van N. Yorck, den 9 dicto 

en Mary ken Van Noodt. Van Sche- 

nechtade, beyde woonende alhier. 
Johannes Bogart, j. m. Van N. Haerleni, 

en, Claesje Van Schayck, j. d. Van 

N. Yorck. d* Eerste woonende op N. 

rtaerleni en twede alhier. 
Wilhelm6s Coely, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 

en. Dina Cloppers, j. d. als boven. 

beyde woonende alhier. 

den 16 dicto. 

Getrouwt door 
D* Dubois. 

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Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. fOct., 


den 13 cUcto. 

den 22 dicto. 

den 13 J(il. 

den 20 dicto. 

den 17 A6g. 

den 20 dicto. 

den 7 Sept 

den II dicto. 

den 5 Octob. 

den 24 dicto. 


den 25 Nov. 


Benjamin Qfiackenbosch, j. m. Van N. den 14 Jul. 

Albanien, en Claesje Webbers, j. <L 

Van de Arraen Bofiwerye. beyde 

woonende onitrent Sttiyvesants Bou- 

David Mandiviel, j. m. Van N. Amers- den 19 dicto 

fort, en Marritie Van Hoesem, j. d. 

Van N. Albanien, d' Eerste tot N. 

Yorck, en twed^ tot N. Albanien. 
Isaacq. Bratt, j. m. Van N. Albanien, den i A6g. 

en Dievertje Wessels, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck » beyde woonende alhier. 
Nicolaes Parcel, j. m. Van. en den 4 Adg. 

Aeltje Heyers, j. d. Van N. Yorck. 

d* Eerste op Beeren Eyl'. en twede 

Thomas Evens, j. m. Van London in 

Engel*., en Engeltje Sipkens, j. d. 

Van N, Yorck. beyde woonende al- 
Jeremias Borry, j. m. Van Niefiw 

Th6yn. en Cornelia Eckinson, j. d. 

Van N. Yorck. beyde woonende al- 
Johannes Texsel, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 

en Catharina Springsteen, j. d. Van 

*t lange EyP. beyde wocnende op de 

H'. Step!?. Cortland t landt 
AdrianQs Van Streyden, j. m. Van Bode- 

graven, en Adriaentie Hoogenboom, 

Wed. Van Jan Span, beyde woonende 

Simon Pascoo., en Margariet Stephens, 

j. d. Van N. Yorek., beyde woonen- 
de alhier. 
Abraham Van Horen, j. m. Van N. 

Yorck, en Maria Provoost, j. d. als 

boven. beyde woonende alhier. 

den 13 dicto. 
dep 10 Sept 

den 5 October 
Met vertoog, 
na 't Hoge 

den 1 2 Sept 
met een li- 

den 16 dicto met 
een licentie 

Jacob Hassing, j. ni. Van N. Yorck, den 31 Oct 

en Emerentia Van Gelder, j. d. als 

boven, beyde woonende alhier. 
Wiljam Provoost, j. m. en Aefje Van den 20 Nov. 

Exveen, j. d. beyde geboren en woo- 

nachtig alhier. 
Fredrick Blom., j. m. en Annetje Mon- den i Dec 

tagnie, j. d. beyde geboren en woo- 
nende alhier. 
Robert Croakerts, en Sdsanna Peters- met een licentie 

zen. den 25 Nov. 

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den 3 Jan. 
den 9 dicto. 

1700. 18 Dec 
den 21 Febr. 

den 15 Mart 

den I Mart 

den 2 dicto. 
den 21 dicto. 

den 28 dicto 

den 31 diet 

den 18 Apr. 

den 12 dicto. 

den 25 dicto. 

Met Att Van 
de Fransche 


Thomas Achtent, Wed' Van , en 

Elisabeth Lingelant. 
Focco Heyrmans, en Margareta 


Simon Van Es, Wed' Van N. 

Albanien, en Hester de La Meter, 
j. d. Van N. Albanien. 

Johan Rotitier en Catharina Corssen. 

Claes Pieterszen, j. m. Van Hambfirg, 
en Catalina Andries, j. d. Van N. 
Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 

Willjam Ladder en Abigail Persons. 

Jacob ten Eyck, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 
en Neeltje Hardenberg, j. d. als 
boven. beyde woonende alhier. 

Claes Borger, Wed' Van , en 


den 29 dicto. 


A° 1 701 den 15 


den 4 dicto. 
den 5 Febr. 

den ^9 Jan. 

met een licentie 
den 25 Febr. 

den 15 Mart 

Rebecca Bradt. j. d. Van N. Yorck. 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Johannes Provoost, j. m. en Sarah den 25 dicto. 

Baely, j. d. 
John Daeyly, en Geertriiyd Roomen. den 28 dicto. 
Jan Stadt, j. m. Van Boston, en Mary den 6 Apr. 

Fraest, Wed*, als boven. 
John Gome, j. m. en Marry Herris, den i dicto. 

Wed* Van N. Albanien. 

Jan Janszen Van der Mter, j. m., en den 18 Apr. 
Lysbeth Hoist, j. d. Van N. Yorck, 
. beyde woonende alhier. 

Willem Sims, j. m. Van N. Yorck, en den 11 May. 
Marycken Barryck, j. d. Van N. Al- 

Willem DoQler, j. m. Uyt Yerlandt, en den 20 April. 
Catharina Stridles, j. d. Van N. Al- 

Willjam Pembarton, Soldaet, Wed' Van den 11 May 
Londen, en J6dith Thomas, Wed* 
Van N. Yorck. beyde woonende al- 

Henry Monye, j. m. Van Bordeatix, en den 30 Apr. 
Marianne Grasseth, j. d. Van Rochel, 
beyde woonende alhier. 

JacoD Mari6s Groen, j. m. Van Haesd- den 15 May. 
recht, en Maryken Salisbury, j. d. 
Van N. Albanien. beyde woonende 
alhier. • 

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1 78 Records of thi Reformed Dutch Church in Nem York. [Oct 

den 6 J6n. 
den 23 Ma]^. 

den 7 J6n. 
den 8 dicto. 
den dicto. 

den 26 dicto. 

Elbert Willet, j. m. Van Vlissingen , en 

Annatje Van Varick, j. d. Van Hem, 

in Noordt HolP. 
Elias Brevoor, j. m. Van N. Haerlem, 

en Nfeirgrietje Jans, j. d. Van N. 

Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Evert Van Wagentim, j. m. in de Eso- 

p6s, en Marritje Van Heyningen, j. d. 

Van N. Yorck 
Johannes Comeliszen, j. m. Van N. 

Haerlem., en Wvntie Dyckmans, 

j. d. Van N. Albanien. 
Ediiard Hassick, j. m. uyt Yerlandt, 

en Judith Jans, Van N. Engelandt 

beyde woonende alhier. 
Henric6s Co6rten, j. m. Van N. Yorck, 

en Elisabeth de Rieraer, j. d. Van 

Meetiwis, beyde woonende alhier. 
Johannes Vreelandt, j. m., en Maria 

Abraham Provoost, j. m. Van N, Alba- 
nien, en Janneken Meyer, j. d. Van 

N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. 
Abraham Replee, j. m. Uyt ofidt Engel*, 

en Elisabeth Grandt, j. d. Van Boston. 
Jan Brieding, j. m. uyt oudt EngeP, en 

Clara Bos}\ j. d. van N. Albanien. 
Petr6s Hardenbroecky j. m., geboren 

omtrent Cef^len,t en Cathanna Van 

der Poel, j. d. Van N! Albanien. 
Pieter Bandt, en Maria Van Hoven. 


den 13 May 

den 16 dicto. 

Getrouwt in de 

Getrouwt den 
26 dicto tot 
N. Haerlem. 

den 23 dicto. 

den 8 J6n. 

den 27 May. 

Vertrocken en 
niet getrouwt.* 
den 26 J6n. 

den 2 1 J6n met 
een licentie 

den 28 dicto. 


Liber C. 


Of lyst der Personen die hier 


Httwelyken Staat 


Enhier of Cfiiten dere Stadt 

Getro6wt Zyn 

of 00k met een 


Zig ten 


begeeren hebben 

't Sedert den 5 J61y in 't jaar 

des Heeren 


* Bepurtod and not married. fBomtn tberidnityofCeukn. 

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or list of persons registered for marriage, 
who h2ive been married here or out- 
side of the City. 
And also those, who have entered into 
the bonds of wedlock with a license 
Since the 5 th of July in the 
Year of our Lord. 

Personen met geboden getro6wt 

A^ 1 701 

Jtilids Aiigdst : Adrian Qu^ikkenbosch j. m. Van N. 
Ingeschreven Alb^. met Annetje Cornelis, j. d. Van 
den 2 A^iist^ Van N. Haarl. 


Getro6wt tot 
H a arl e m 
den ?2 Au- 
gustus 1 70 1 

den 12 Septemb. Matthys Smak j. m. Van N. 6trecht met 

Elisabeth Stevens Wed. Van N: York 
den 12. d** Jan K6ur j. m. Van Engl'., met Gerritje den 28 Sept. 

Gerritz j. d. Van N. York 
den 3 October. Philp. Delly j. m. Van Staatenvlandt den 22 Octob. 

met Cornelia Van Gelder j. a. Van 

N. York 

Anno 1702. 

den 23 decemb*. Johannes byvang j. m. Van N Alban'^ den i Januaries 

met Aaltje Hooglandt, Jonge dochter 1 702 
den 30 January Johannes Meyer j. m. Van N. Haarl" 
1702 met Tryntje Van Dalse, j. d. Van N. 

den 14 Maert Thomas Siggelse, j. m. Van N Alban'^ den 5 April 

met Jannetje Brevoort j. d. Van 

Haarlem. « 

den 10 April. Michiel Jansze j. m. Van N. York met den 26 April 

Marytje Stevens j. d. Van N. York 

A** 1 701 

Julyns de licen- 
tie gereekent 
den ^ July 

den 7 A^g^t^ 

den 9 d® 

den 25 d^ 

den 5 Septem- 

den 8 October 

Personen met en licentie getroiiwt 

Andries ten Broek met Lyntie Splin- Getroiiwt alhier 

ters de 5 July 1 701 

Thomas Evens, met Jane Timmer den 9 August. 

Adriaan Man. met Hester Boerden. den 10. d®. 

Francois Van Dyke met Fytje Dirksz. den 26 d**. 

John Mantajgne met Elisabeth Fred- den 8 Septemb. 


Kielian Van Renslaar met Maria Van den 15 October 


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l8o Notes and Queries. [Oct., 


Emerson. — Rev. Ezekiel Emerson is stated to have been bom at Uxbridge, Mass., 
February 14, 1735 ; graduated at Princeton 1763 ; ordained as pastor of the church at 
Georgetown, Me., July 3, 1765, where he died November 4, 1815. Who were his pa- 
rents ? And what relationship, if any, did he bear to Rev. Joseph Emerson, first min- 
ister of Mendon, the adjoining town to Uxbridge ? L. 

Drowns. — What was the maiden surname of Esther, who married Solomon, son of 
Leonard Drowne, November 8, 1705, at house of Mr. Benjamin Jones, in New Bristol, 
Mass., now Bristol, R. I., and who were her parents ? H. T. D. 

J Drowne. — Leonard Drowne, b. 1646; d. October 31, 1729; came from the West 
of England. From what place, and who were his ancestors ? u. T. D. 

MoTT, of Cow Neck, Long Island.—" Thompson's Long Island »* (II., 57) derives 
the Motts of North Hempstead from the Adam Mott, of Cambridge, England, who in July, 
1^35, at the age of thirty-nine, with his wife, Sarah, aged thirty-one, and children, John, 
aged fourteen, Adam, twelve, Elizabeth, Mai^, etc., sailed from London in the ship 
*< Defence " for Boston. This Adam Mott smd his family may be traced at Boston, and 
subsequently in Rhode Island for a good many years. (See Savage : ** Gen. Die. N. E.") 
But I am not able to authenticate the connection between this Adam Mott and the first 
Adam Mott, of Hempstead, and, as one of the descendants on my mother's side of the 
Hempstead Adam, I seek information. 

Our known ancestor, Adam Mott, of Hempstead (1619-1686), we can trace in exist* 
ing records. He was the ancestor of Dr. Valentine Mott and hosts of others. He was 
in New Amsterdam in 1646, and received a grant of land on Newtown Creek from the 
Dutch government. The records of the Dutch Church show that on the 28th of July, 
1647, he married Jane Hulet, of Budingham, and he there enters himself as of E^x. 
His oldest son, Adam, was baptized on the 14th of November, 1649, and his second son, . 
James, on the 5th of October, 165 1. The exbting records of Hempstead show under 
date 17th Mardi, 1657, that Adani Mott was one of the ** townsmen for that year," and 
his name frequently occurs in the town records after that date. On the 24th February, 
1663-4. he, with Capt. John Underbill and David Denton, signed on behalf of the Eng- 
lish settlers an agreement with the Dutch Government. (**0'Callaghan's N. Nether- 
lands," II., 578.) His will, dated 12th March, 1681-2, is now on record in the Surro- 
gtte's Office of New York, and he there describes himself as about sixty years of age. 
This will makes special mention of his second wife, Elizabeth, and the children he had 
by her. We know that she was the daughter of John Richbell, the first patentee of 
Mamaroneck. His children were Richbell, Mary Ann, Adam, William, and Charles. 
He thus had two sons, each named Adam, living at the same time, and was hence 
obliged in his will to speak of " my oldest son Adam " and ** my youngest son. Adam.** 

Thompson seems to have supposed, and others have followed him, that this Adam 
Mott, of Hempstead, was the son Adam who at the age of twelve came with his father 
in the ship •* Defence" from London to Boston in 1635. But Savage tells us ('* Gen. 
Die N. E.") that this son Adam went with his parents to Rhode Island in 1638, and 
was married, October, 1647, at Portsmouth, R. I., to Mary Lott, and had many chil- 
dren ; Adam, bom 1650 ; Mary, Sarah, Eliza, Phebe Bethia, Abigail, and John, bom 
167 1. This evidently is not the Adam Mott of Hempstead. Moreover, the Adam 
Mott of Hempstead calls himself about sixty vears of age in 168 1, while the Boston Adam, 
who was twelve years old m 1638, would only be fifty-eight in 1681. 

The English records published by J. C. Hotten show that in May, 1638, "Adam 
Mott, tayler aged lo" was one of sixty-two persons who intended to ship them- 
selves in tne " Bevis " of Southampton, 150 tons burden, Robert Batten, ma&ter, for 
" New England." The record does not show where this Adam landed, but he would be 
about sixty- two years old in 1681, and, for all that appears, might have been the first 
Adam Mott of Hempstead. Can any of your correspondents or readers of the Record 
throw light on this question ? THOMAS c. CORNELL. 

Yonkers, N, Y. , i8th July, i88ot 

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STftEKT. — Mr. SatBge, m his ** Genealogical Dlcrionary of the First Settlers of New 
England," Vol. IV., p.2 22, states that ^* none of the inquisitive scholars of New Haven 
have ascertained in what place * the Rev. Nicholas Street, of Taunton,* was bom or 
taught." Dr. A. H. Street, of New Haven, who is compiling a genealogy of the Street 
family, reports that from investigations recently made at Oxford University, England, it 
appears he was bom in Taunton, in Somersetshire, in 1603, and entered Oxford at the 
age of eighteen (in 1621), and graduated in 1625. 

Van BitUG. — Can any of your readers tell me if the Pieter Van Brug, bap. July 14, 
1666, 9(Mi of Johaniies Pieterszen ver Brtlgge and Catharina Roelofs (N. Y. Gbne. and 
Bio. Rec., vol viL, p. 71), was the same Pieter Van Brug who was married, Nov. 2, 
1688, to Sara, daughter of Hendrtk and Anna Cuyler ? (N. Y. Gsnb. and Bio. Rbc., 
ToL ill., pp. 81, 82. M. c 

West.— Rev. Samuel Hopkins, D.D., of Newport, R. I., married for his second 
wife Miss Elizabeth West, September 14, 1794. She survived him, and died at Taunton, 
Mass., April 19, 1814, in her seventy-fifth year. Buried in the old graveyard at that 
place. A substantial tombstone at her grave records the date of her death and the fol- 
lowing nngrammatical verse : 

Her soul was cheered vrith pleasii^ hopes. 
Those hopes by God was |[iv*n, 
& though her body sleeps m dt^ 
Her soul ascends to Heaven. 

The writer wishes to ascertain her parentage. Was she related to the Rev. Stephen 
West, T>J^,^ author of a life of Dr. Hopkins ? L. 


The Annals of Hempstead ; 1643 to 1832 ; also the Rise and Growth of the So- 
ciety of Friends on Long Island and in New York, 1657 to 1826. By Henry On-i 
DERDONK, Jr. Hempstead, N. Y. : Lott Van de Water, Printer and Publisher, 
1878. 8vo, pp. 107. 

ANTiQurnEs op the Parish Church, Hempstead, including Oysterbay and 
THE Churches in Suffolk County, iUnstrated from Letters of the Missiona- 
ries and other Authentic Documents. By Henry Onderdonk, Jr., A.B., Uni- 
versity of Cambridge; A.M , Columbia College. Hempstead, N. Y. : Lott Van 
de Water, Printer and Publisher, i88a 8vo, pp. 33. 

AmiQinTiss OF THE Parish Church, Jamaica, (including Newtown and Flushv 
ING). Illustrated from Letters of the Missionaries, and other Authentic D«cu- • 
ments, with a continuation of the History of Grace Church to the present time. B^. 
Henry Onderdonk, Jr., A.B., University of Cambridge ; A.M., Columbia Col? 
lege. Jamaica, N. Y. : Charles Welling, i88a 8vo, pp. 162. 
These are the latest of Mr. Onderdonk's valuable contributions to the local history^ 
of Queens County, L. I. The volume first above named gives extracts in the orderi of : 
thne from the original town records of Hempstead of everything of interest which, may 
serve to illustrate the eariy history of that town. The volumes containing these records 
ape in the custody of the town derk of North Hempstead. They are much wom^and . 
require close and patient examination to decipher. This labor the student and genealo- 
gist will here find faithfully performed and ready at his hands in accessible and readable 
form. The author has also interspersed his compilation with quotations from the 
Dutdi and English MSS. in the Secretary of State's office, Albany, of events 4md oc- 
currences coincident in dates with the entries from the town records. Several pages are 
occupied with an account of the " Quakers at Hempstead" and an interesting account 
of the ^' settling of meetings" of that sect in the towns of Gravesend, Jamaica, Jlocky« 
Hill, Newtown and Ma^th Kills, Flushing, Manhasset, Westbury, Matinecock,. Oyster 
Bay« Jericho, Seqnetange, Jerusalem, South-Meadow, Rockaway, Huntington, 3etaukety 
Stony Brook, Shelter Idand, and New York ; also with revolutionary incidents relating 
partlcnlariy to Hempstead* 

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Of the second compQation we need add nothing to the title-page as abore given. It 
is accompanied with a print of the church, supposed (although not stated by the author) 
to be the one which was erected in 1734-5, and which was consecrated with great pomp 
and ceremony on 22d April, 17^5, in the presence of Gov. Cosby, with his lady and 
fomily, " attended by his son-in-law and lady, Secretary Clarke, Chief Justice de Lancey, 
the Rev. Mr. Vesey, and a great many of the principal merdiants and gentlemen and 
ladies of the city of New York." 

The third publication, in the above list, which Mr. Onderdonk has just issued, b a 
' collection and compilation in chronological order of original letters, records, and docu- 
ments, manv of them never before published, ducidating the history of the Episcopal 
Churdi at Jamaica from its first be^nings under the auspices of the (London) Society 
for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The biographical notices of the early mis- 
sionaries, Patrick Gordon, William Urquhart, Thomas Poyer, Thomas Colgan, and of 
others, their successors in the rectorship to the present time, will be. found of special in- 
terest and value. The work Is very handsomely printed and embellished with portraits 
of Rev. Thomas Poyer, Bishops Seaburr, -Provost, Moore, and Hobart, and of the 
Revs. Drs. Sayres and Johnson ; also of the Hon. Rufos King and of Lewia E. A. 
Eigenbrodt, the latter for thirty-one years the well-known principal of Union Hall Acad- 
emy at Jamaica. The volume also contains an excellent enmving from an ancient 
drawing of the first stone church at Jamaica, erected in i6op'; likewise of Grace Church, 
erected in 1734, and of the present modem edifice, erected m 1862. j. j. u 

History of the Thomas Adams and Thomas Hastings Families of Amhbrst, 
Massachusbtts. [Adams Arms.] By Herbert Baxter Adams. Amherst, 
Mass. : Privately printed, 1880. lamo, pp. 66. 

The author of this very creditable edition to the numerous genealoeies yearly issuing 
firom the press is descended on the father's side from Henry Adams, ofBraintree (1634), 
and on the mother's side from Dea. Thomas Hastings, who, with hb wife Susanna, settled 
in Watertown in the same year (16^). The descendants in both lines to the author's 
father and mother, Nathaniel Dickinson Adams and Harriet Hastings, are traced with 
much care and with interesting biographical dejtails. The work b accompanied with a 
reprint of the tabular pedigree of the Adams family, which appeared in the New Eng* 
land Historical and Genealogical Register^ in January, 1853, which deduces the pedi- 
gree of Henry Adams, the Braintree immigrant, from Ap A(Um, father of John, Lord Ap 
Adam, Baron of the Realm from 1296 to 1307. In the introduction credit is given 
to Mr. N. D. Adams, of Washington, for the aid received from him, and reference is 
made to the contemplated publication by the latter o^ the records of the Adams family 
in America in severid large volumes. We shall look with much interest for the appear- 
ance of this work. L* 

A Copy of the Poll List, of the Election for Representatives for the City 
AND County of New York; which election began on Tuesday the 17th Day of 
Februarv, and ended on Thursday the 19th Day of the same month, in the year of 
our Lordy MDCCLXI. Alphabetically made. Small 4to, pp. 42. 

A Copy of the Poll List, of the Election for Representatives for the City 
AND County of New York ; which election began on Monday the 7th Dav of 
March, and ended on Friday the nth of the same month, in the year of our Lord 
MDCCLXVIII. Alphabetically made. Small 4to, pp. 56. 

A Copy of the Poll List, of the Election for Representatives for the City 
AND County of New York ; which election began on Monday, the 2 jd Day of 
January, and ended on Friday, the 27th of the same month, in the jrear of our Lord 

' MDCCLXIX. AlphabeticaUy made. Small, 4to, pp. 43. 

Poll Lists are of much value, and frequently of very essential service to the geneal- 
ogist. Of those before us, that of 1761, and also that of 1768, have heretofore existed 
only in manuscript. That of 1769 is now reprinted from the original edition. Mr. S. 
Whitney Phoenix, with commendable zeal, has issued from the press of Francis Hart & 
Co. of this city, under date of 1880^ fifty copies of each of the above lists. s. s. P. 

AcKNOWLEDGMENT.-^The readers, and Publication Committee, of the Record are 
. again greatly indebted to the Hon. Teunis G. Bergen for his self-sacrificing interest in 
4he preparation of the Index to Names of this volume. 

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Abbot, 88 

Abed, at 39, 139, 143 

Abernatby, 157* ^S^ 



Abrahams, 76, 138, X4at 

Abnhamaseo, 38, 131, 

Aidrtent, 177 
Ackennan, 34, 39, M^t 

163, 166, 17a 
Adam, or Adams, 57, 59, 

100, 108, x«x, 124 
Adolt or Adolft, 36, 76 
Addftrcn, 78 
Adrians, 125 
Adbrechts, 71 
Aertsen, 35, 143 
Aertsxen, 37, 138 
Aim, 30 
Akeriy, a8 
Albertse, 71/ X59, x6t 
Albortscn, or 

.« '•y* 35» 39i 84. «33 
Alburtus, X34 
Akott, X7, x8 
Alexander, 33, 98, 134, 



AllMn, 47, 48, 83, 8s, 9x, 
.- *34» rss, 136 
Alley, 88 
AlKns. X50 
Alsdne^86, xaz 
Amcnt. 96 

Amerman, 64, 67, 68, 164 
Ameraon, 84 
AmTT. 87 
Anderson, 83, 84, 86^ 87, 

xjo, 130 
Andre, 98, X45 
Andrews, 47, xax 
Andries, 38, 4h ^»7, 138, 

Andxienen, 39, 40, 78, 8x, 

8a, xas, x«7, 144 
Andros, X53 
Angevoin, lax 
Anglisdi, xa8 
Angola, X30 
Anthony, 141 
Ap Adaun, x8a 
Arden, 29, 3<»i 33> x'3 
Arena, 34 

Arena. 34* 35* 4>t X43 
Arentssen, 37, 39i 138* 

139' X43. >44 
Arians, 144 
Axiaena« 34 
Ariacnssen, X40, X4a 
Axnoid. 33, 33. 8s» 981 x^ 


Armstrong, S7 
Arthur, 84 
Ash, xsa 
Aspenwal, X34 
Atiidd, 35 
Audley, xax 

Aungiers, igSt 158 
Avery, 87 
Ayscough, 32 

Badcer, 36 
Badie, 140 
Bael, 7^ X77 
Bambndge, X04, X05, xo8, 

xxc XXX, xxa, 1x3 
Baird, 84, X75 
Baker, 88, X34, X35, 136 
Bakk, 173 
Balden, 89 
Baldwin, X35, X36 
Ban, So, xa8 
Bancker, or Banckers, 31, 

4x, 80, 14X, 146 
Bandt, 78, 139, X78 
Banks, 33, xoo 
Bant, X44 

Banta, 163, 165, x66, X67 
Barduns, 35 
Barens, X37 
Barents, 35, 40* 137, 148, 

Barhart, 83 

Barhit, 9a 

Barieau, 30 

Barkeloo, or Berdcdoo, 

64, ^» 69, X65 
Barkens, 144 
Barker, 71, xax, 135 
Barlow, xoo 
Barnard, 3a 

Bams, or Barnes, 88, X33 
Bands, 39 
Bardet, or Bartlett, 33, 

Bartholf, 34 
Barto, Bartoe, or Bartow, 

xoo, X36 
Bartram. xoo 
Barret, 8, 9, 124 
Barron, X04 
Barwydc, or Barrwydc, 

88. X77 
Bassett, 78 

Bastiaenssen. 7x, 77, X38 
Bates, 84, 88, xoo, 133, 

Baxter, X9, 96, X7x 
Bayard, 35j 36* 40» ^^4$ 

xax, X26, 130, 140 
Bayer, t9S 

Bayly, or Bailey, 95, «9» 

88, x^, X43 
Beatey, 85 
Bebee. 85 

Bedd, BedeU, or Bedle, 
« ^,^» -A SO, 89, X14 
Bedlo, or Bedk)0, 38, 41, 

xa^, X4a, X44 

Beekman, 39» 80, 167 
Beets, 80 
Befoor, X43 
Beirer, X78 
Bell, X7, X05, xax 
Bdlomont, 51 
Bdyn, 1V4 
Benbroeck, X3Z 
Benedict, xoo 
Benerger, 85 

X40, X4a 
Benson, 88 
Bensum, X73 
Bencinck, X30 
Berckhoven, X3a 
Ben^en 63, 159, 166 
Berkennead, 1x9 
Bernard, xax 
Berrian, 85 

Berry, 38 

Berthou, x6a, X63, i^ 

Berven, 39 

Bessidcs, X83 

Beteworth, 8a 

Beets, xoo ^ 

Bemr, X34 

Bicker, 35, X4X, X43 

Bidset, X3X 

Bigdow, 6x 

Biggs, a4 

BiUings, 86 

Bird, 85 

BirdseU, X36 

BishoD, x7, a8 

Bisscfl, 53, 54 

Black, iflo, xa3 


Blair, 86 

Blake, 69, 83, 85. X47 

Blakeny, xaa 

Blanchard, 84 

Blanck, 35, 8a, ia9^ 141, 

Blanward, it 

Bleam, xas 

Bleecker, 144 

Bleydt, X7a 

Block, X30 

Bloodgood, 87 

Bloom, or Bbm, 86, 87, 

xaa, 130, X76 
Boast, X3S 
Bockwits, 139 
Boeckholt, 35, xa8, X74 
Boden, 34, 3Si 3^ 7^, ^3^ 

BoeleasMO, 140 

Boerden, Z79 

Boerum, 65 

Bolivar, xx8 

Bommei, 35 

Bond. 8, 10, 84, 90 

Bondewyns, 14a 

Bonit, xaa 

Bogardus, 30, 76, X4X 

Bogert, Bogaert, or Bou> 
Kaert, 34. 36, 4©, 8x, 
X33, X38, x6a, X63, 
X65, x66, X7S, X93 

Bond, 8, o 

Books, a6 

Boomgaert, x6a, X63 

Boon, xa9 

Boonreps, xai 

Bording, or Bordings, 36^ 
39. HI. X43 

Borgeo, 34 

Borger, or Borgers, 35, 
3d, 38, xa7, X40, X4X, 

Borrv, X76 

Bosch, 39, 135, xa9, X30, 
X3a» '37. X44» 1461 X7a 
Boschman, X43 
Bostock. 8. 9, xo 
Bostigue, 8 
Bostzone. X73 

Botners, xaa 

Bourten, 80 

Bout, X43 

Bowen, 3X 

Bowin, xax 

Bowman, xao 

Bowne, ao, ax, 33, 34, 85, 

Bowns, 84 
Boyd, xao^ xaa 
Boylej 09 
Bozerme, 85 
Bradbum, xa4 
Bradley, xa4 
Bradt, xa9, X77 
Brasher, 39 
Brass, X34 
Bratt, 39, Z76 
Brazer,^ 88 
Bread, or Breades, 6, 7 
Breedstede, or Breeslede 

36,38, X39. X40, X4X, 

X4a» X73 
Beedsteden, 36 
Bremon, 3a 
Breaer, X37, X401 X4Z 
Bresert, X3X 
Brcvoort, or Brefort, X73, 

Brewster, 34, 9$, a6, 271 

a8, X70 
Bridge, 84. 98 
Bridges, xo, zi, 98 
Brieding, X78 
Brine, 127 
Brittan, 159 

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Broadhead, 95 
Brockhdles. 1151 156, Z58 
Broeck. 140 

Broeckholt, 35, 141, 156 
Broke, Z05 
Bronson, zaa 
Brooke, 45 
Brooks, 5o« ><9 
Broome, 33 
Brotherton, 45 
Broucka, 80 
Brough, 31 
Brower, or Brouirer, 66, 

68, 69. 77. X37f Ma 
Brown, or Browne, 24, 84, 

85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 98, 

XOO, X30, Z3X 

Brouws, 131, Z40 
Bruce, 31, 86 
Bruge, or Bruges, 98 
Bruyn, 40, 125, 174 
Brujrnen, 144 
Bryson, 32 
Buchanon, or Bucknan, 

97, a8, 99, xaa 
Buckmaster, 31 
Bull, 117, 118, 135 
Bunoe, lai 
Bunts, 47 
Burbajftk, 133 
Burger, or Burgers, 37* 
_ 7S« 87» «a3 ^ 
Bum>yne, 54, xi8 
Burke, 51 
Burley, 85 
Burling, 133 
Burnet, 36 
Bums, 49, 88 
Burr^ 87, 100 1 
Bumtt, 100 
Burroughs, 97 
Burtis, 90 
Burton, 100 
Bush, 133 
Bussen, 175 
Bussing,*x3i, 134 
Butsen, 165 
l-lutUur, I3S 
Buyel, 37 
Buys, 143 
Byron, xix 
Byvang, 40, 179 
By\'anck, or Byvangk, 

39. 75. 77» «V xs8, 

By Vauk, 134 


Cain, 158 

Caithness, 157, 158 

Caimcross. 157 

CaldweU, 84, 85, 86 

Callers, 34 

Calkins, 50 

Calong, 93 

Calvin, 31 

Cambelf, 56, 57t 86, 88, 

Z31, 124 

Cameron, 123 

Canon, 122, 130 

Carelszen, 39, Z4X 

Careman, Z34 

Cargil, 85 

Carl, or Carle, 233, 134, 

135. 155 
Carlee, Z39 
Carman, 47. 86, 9Z, 133, 

X35. >36. «5X» X5a» «S5 
Carmer, 84 
Carney, Z35 
Carpenter, 88, 134, 135, 


Ctrryl, 83, 136 

I Cartten, or Carstens, 34, 

39* >4Z 
Carter, 39, 88, Z93, X33 
Carteratt, z6o 
Cartey, 86 
Casparszen, 39 
Casparus, 144 
Casiine, 135 
Cato, Z3« 
Cavalier, 76 
Caywood, 3X 
Chadden, 133 
Chadeayne, 33 
Chadeyn, 87 
Chatgneaig, Z3Z 
Chairman, 87 
Chambers, 88, 93 
Champlin, 48 
Chancy, Z35 
Chandos, 98 
Chapel, Z36 
Chapman, Z45 
Charies ad, 95, xo3, 158, 

Charlotte, 33 
Chaiipels, Z73 
Chattield, zoo 
Chauncey, zzz, 1x3 
Cheeseman, 49, 50 
Cheneyard, zz8 
Chesler, 88 
Chester, 53 
Cheiwood, 30 
Chevalier, za9 
Chew, 93 
Christ, 73, 74 
Chrifetwens, 139 
Christianszen, 39 
Christie, 87 
Christine, 86 
Chrondle, Z36 
Church, Z4B 
Churger, Z4Z 
Claerhout, Z76 
Claes, 34, 36, 37, X96, X40V 

^. '*' 

Claessen, 37, 40^ Z40 

Clapp. X34 

Clark, or Clarke, 35, 96, 

39, 43, 86. 87, ZZ9, 

Z3I, z83 

Clarkson, zz4, Z30, lax, 

x^6, Z56, Z57, Z58 
Qaughton, 158 
Clearck, orClerck, 81, Z4Z 

Oerment, zso, Z55 
CUft, xao 
Clinton, 55 
Clinch, Z08, 148 
gock, 34, 38. X37» M3 
Qopper, or Qoppers, 35, 
^ 37* 39. 40, Z40V Z7S 
Clousen, 3Z 
Clyb, 4Z 
Cobham, 33 
Cochran, 3a 
Cock, 37 
Cockle, Z33 
Coddington, 13, X4 
Codebeck, Z35 
Codly, 80, 8z 
Codner, Z7x 
Coe, z6, 96, 97, X36 
Cocly, 40, 80, 81, X74, X7S 

Colepove, 33, 86, 87, 88 
Colejer, 69, Z74 
Coles, Z33, Z35, Z36 
Coleveet, 38 
Colevelt, 80, 133 
Colgan, 183 


Colve, 39, X3S 

Combes, or Combs, X33, 

Oomens, 41 

Comes, Z34 

Compton, Z3a 

Conn, 37 

Cbnner, or Cocmor, 33, 86, 


Coninck, or Conincks, 4Z 

Conincx, 4Z 

Conings, 4Z 

Conklm, or Condclin, 48, 


Conqueror, William the, 

Consdyea, 69 
Constable, 5 z 
Cook, or Cooke, 8, 84, 88, 

Cooly. z8 
Cooney, xax 

C«»P«':' 8' 9* 97» X04. X35 

Coperthwait, 44 

Corby, 134 

Come, X13 

Comdl, or Corad, 48, 49, 
89, 90. 9z, 93, X33, 
X3f. X36, X56, z8o 

Comeks, 38, 40, 4Z, X3X, 
X34. X37, X38, 140, 

Comdise, x66 
Comdlixen, 37, 39, 40, 

6«. 77. 79. 1X37, X40, 

X44t X78 
Commg, ZZ7 
Corsa, 87 
Corssen, Z77 
Corszen, Z40, X43 
Cortelyou, Z59, z6o 
Cortland, 83, Z76 
Cosby, i8z 
Cosyns, 36 
Cotungton, X4 
Couch, zoo 
Coulet, Z37 
Court, 35, 38 
Coiuten, 76, Z40, 178 
Cousart, Z37, Z38 
Couwenhovezi, za, Z37, 
^ X59. X73 
Cousynscen, 34 
Cowan, Z33 
Gowdry, Z34 
Cowenhoven, see Cou> 

Cowley, 88 
Coventry, Z69 
Covert, 64 
Cox, 33t 38, 84, 86, 88, 


Crab, z6 

Craig, 86, xaOk lax, Z34 

Cran& Z47 

Crawford, Z07 

Cray, Z40 

Crayor, X73 

Creed. 85 

Crejfier, 30,*39 

Creisson, 76 

Critman, t35 

Croakerts, 176 

Croesvert, Z30 

Croi, X38 

Crommelier, 91 

Cromwell, 95, 97 

Crooke. 39 

Crookwanks, X39, 134 

Croons, Z43 


Crosby, or Crosbe, 50^ 

I3Z, 13X 

Cruger, Z36 

CrundelL 37 
Cubener, zso 
Cumingham, 86 
Cumnung, or Cummings, 

Curlaer, t4z 

Currie. 30 

Cuirin, 35 


Cutler, za4 

Cuttant, I90 

Cutter, zaz 

Cutting, 90, 9X 

Cuyler, 78, xzs, X38, x8z 

Dacres, zc6, Z07, 156 

Daeyly, 177 

Dalce, Z38 

Dale, X04, Z06 

Dallia, Z30 

Dane, 86 

Dan|Ean. 87 

Daniels, 79. Z37 

Darling, zoo 

Daton, Z35 

Davenport, za8 

Davids, 34, 39, 76, 199 

Davidse, z63 

Davies, Z33 

Davis, 8, 95, 36, 98 

Day, 51, 68 

Dayton, «8 

Dawson, zaa 

Deal, Z33 

DealavaU 30 

De Angola, 130 

Dean, or Dcane, 991 60 

85, 90, 493, X33. X35 
De Beauvois, 38, 63, 65, 

De Boogn, Z63 
De Bruyn, 36 
Decatur, zzz. xza, 1x3 
Dee, t39 
De Fenne, 83 
Deforest, or Deforeest, 

30. 361 37, 39» X40k 

T^ ^^ 

Delieese, X74 

De Grau, or Grauw, 39* 

za6, Z39, Z43 
De Graves, z6o 
De Groot, 34, xsz, xjs, 

De Haes, 30 
De Hardt, 83 
De Harriette,' X74 
De Key, 3^ 39* 40i X39, 

»f>. X43» X74 
De Klyn, xaa 
Delaiield, 98, 145 
De La Maistfe, 40 
De La Meter, t77 
De La Noy, 39, 4X, 124, 

Z29, 157, X49, X44, xSa 
De La Val, 40 
Delany, 86, 175 
Delavan, 55 
Dell, 43. 43. 44 
Delly. X79 
De Maree, x6z, x66 
Demarest, X63, 167 
De Mayert, or De Mey- 

T> 5^. 3^' 40. X35. t43 
De Mill, 35, 36, X37, Z39, 

De Milt, X33 
De Mitt. 34 
De Mott,9z 
Dcnk)^ 55 
Dennis, 87, X33 
Denow, xoo 
Denton, 50, 83, 89, 9c, 

96. X35, 15a, x8o 

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Index to Names in Volume XL 


Denyse, 165, x^A 

Dc Peyster. 35, 38, 39, 
41, 51, 80, 138, 139, 
X4X, 143, 144, 157, 
158, 172 

Dcrborrow, 30 

Deremusat, xxo 

Dcrkhis, 41, 13X, 144 

Dc Riemer, ^5, 36» 37, 

^ 38, 40, X3/ 

De RosKt, Z65, 178 

Derret, 140 

De Ratberfurd, xs8 

jyeml, 35, 38, 76, 140 

De SiUe, 74 

Devenport, 84, 1x9 

Devine, 30 

De Vrics, 38, 40, XX4, 

De Waroa,36 
De Water, 37 
De Wcy, xxa 
De Wilde, 37 
De Whidel, X37 
De Wmdt» 13 x 
Dc Wit, or Witt, 97, 36, 
37» 38» X3«» X4X. M^. 

Dey, 35, U3 . 
Diamond, 124] 
Dickson, 80 . 
Dike, X48 
DilUnj^m, 70 
Disbury, X35 
Disselton, 8x 
Dircx, or Dircks, 36, 37, 

40, 77. X37, 179 
Dirckaxen, 37»38 
Dxrkse, x&s 
Dirksxen, 139, 140, 141 
Dixon, 7X 
Dodd, X3 
Doddridge, X34 
Dodge, M, X33 
Doc, X74 
Dolin, so 
Domiiw, 9 
Donaldson, 99 
Donhaznf xa3 
Donne, 3a 
Donovan, 123 
Dorlandt, 49 
Doty, 15X 
Dougherty, 30,|B6 
Doughty, 5. «33* '30 
Douglass, 33»xa3 
Douler, 177 
Dow, 37 
Downing, aS. x?4 
Doxey, or Doxie, 9, xsa 
Drae, X44 
Drake, 7,50 
Drinkwater, 83 
Drogheda, 8 
Drowne, too, z8o 
Drummon, xax 
Du Bois, xa4, X74, X7S 
Duffie, or Duffe, 84, X23 
Du«^, 86 
Du Fourt, or Dufioert, 37, 

Dufrccke. xaS 
Dujon, 138 
Duingan, 26 
Duniap, 84 
Dunnivan, X3x 
Dunscombo, xay 
Duper, 50 
Duron, 133 
Doryee, 69, 63, 64, 65, 66, 

67, 68, 69, 7o» X65 
DnaewNiryt xsx 

Du Tourt, X40 
Duycking, 39, 40, 75, 
^ »3o. «39» 143 
Duyts, 39 
Duytsman, 35 
Dwight, 35, 86 
Dyckmaxi, 87, 134, 135, 

Dyer, 85 
Dyke, or Dykes, 84, 87 

Eagles, 84 

Earl, 85 

Eaton, 7x 

Ebume, 35 

Edit, X74 

Eckens, 78 

Eckinson, X76 

Eckcr, 76, 77, X30 

Eckerszen, X33 

Eddy, 30 

Edgar, 51, X33 

Edsd, or Edsd, 37, X39 

Edwards, 85, 86 

Egberts, X43 

Ejfcrty, 35 

Eigenorodt, x8a 

Eiger, xsx 

Ekens, or Ekkens, 127, 

Ekkinszen, X27 
Elbertsen, 34, 36, X43, x6o 
Elderd, 133 
Elderkin, 5 
Elderts, X4x 
Eliasj ad, X44 
Ehzabeth, Queen, xo 
Elkins, 88 
Ellery, X19 
EUiot, XXX, xxa 
EUis, 33, 8s, 87 
Ellison, IS4 * 
Elsenwaert, 35, 39» ¥> 
Elson, 3x 
Elsten, or Elston, 38, 44, 

Elswaerts, 79, x38 
Elswerdt, 197 
Embrce, 88, 134 
Emmens, or Emmons, 38, 

X24, 164 
Blmmit, X24 
Emerson, 180 
Emes, 38 
Emroots, 8s 
Kndecott, xo, xx 
Engles, 40 
Engli&h, 87, X3a 
Enslow, X33 
Epkens, Z40 
Ernest, X23 
Erpuar, 83 
Erskine, 87 
Ervin, X2X 
Essex, 25 
EstUick, 86 
Etkins, X26 
Evans, 30, 80, 86, xax, 

X33, 176, X79 
Everett, 136 
Everts, 41, 76, X39, 144 
Evertszen, 39, 75 
Evoyts, X34 
Ewoutszen, X36 
Exveen, 77 
Eyck, X3a 

Fairchild, 87, xoo 
Farton, 35 

Farragnt, xox, xo6, xxo 
Farweil, 99 

Feake, (n-Feke, xa, X3, 14, 

X5, x6, 17, x8, 19, ao, 

3^ 70. 7x, 73, 73, 74, 

x68, 169 
Feildmg, 8s 
Fell, 38 
Fellart, or FeOardt, '38, 

81, xaSf X44 
Ferguson, 39, 75, 87, 123 
Femieljc, X7S 
Ffenthy, 35 
Fieldj 88 
Fieldmgs, 80 
Fiench, 80 
Filkins, 47» 48» S© 
FUlock, 87 
Finbtone, 83 
Finley, 84 
Finn, 78 
Fischer, 8x 
Fits Gerald. 84, X58 
Fits Randolph, 43 
Flaesbeeck, 142 
Flaesberg, 37 
Fleming. 3x, ixs 
Fletcher, 35 
Fbrentyii, X39 
Floy, 37 

Flovd, 36, 37,^38 
Fluyt, 79 
Fockenszen, 40 
Fones, 13, ao, 34 
Fontcyn, 34 
Ford, 29 

Fordham, xx, 49, 85 
Foreman, X33 
Forister, 86 

Forman, 8s, X34, X4X, X7X 
Forrest, 85 
Forsure, 50 
Foster, 97, xoo, X36 
Fountain, 134 
Fowler. 47, tss 
Fox, 90, 87 
Fracst, 177 
Frances, 134, X36 
Francis, 28, X30 
Francois, 1x4 
Franklin, 86 
Frans, 37, 40, 75. «3x. «38 
Fransaen, 34, 3s, 36* 40i 

4»» H» 
Frazer, 87, xax 
Fredricxen, X30 
Fredericks, or Fredcricx, 

34» 39. 76, X38, X39, 

140, X44, X79 
Fredenckszen, 38, 149 
Freeman, 88, X07, 156, 

Fren<S, 88, xxs, 156, xs8 

Fresneau, X4S 

Frost, 24, X36, X69, X70, 

Fuller, xxo 
Furman, 69 

Galatien, 30 
Galk)way, 3X 
Gano, 87 
Garden, 83 
Gardiner, xx, 30, 49 
Gardinier, 3x 
Gardner, X24 
Gardyn, 4X 
Garrison, 30 
Gates, X18 
GauUier, 82 
Geddes, X46 
Geertic, 159 
Gelston, 9, 26 
Gemert, 35 
Gerard, 28, X47 
Geraud, 85 

Gerbrantszen, 129 
German, 30, 87 
Germond, 4iB 
Gerrits, 34, 38, 39. 4o, 77. 

79. «38. MS. 173. «75. 
^ ^79 ^ 
Gemtse, X38 
Gerritszen, 34, 76, 78, X39, 

140, X43, 159. »7a 
Gibb, or Gibbs. as, 87 
Gibson, 30, 121 
Gilbert, 31, 79, 84 
Gildersleeve, 50. 89, 90, 

9a. 93» 96, 97., xa«. 

15a. «53 ^ 

Gillem, 85 
Gilliland, 20 
Gilmore, 86 
Glean, 24 
Glieves, 35 1 
Glove, X44 

Goderus, 38, X43, X44 J 
Goedtbloed^ 40 
Gold, xoo 

Goldsmith, 38, xo9^ xsa 
Goldthwait, 8s 
Goosen, X56 
Gorden, X4S, 183 
Gordon, 8s, 88, xax 
Gorham, xoo 
Gome, 177 
Gosens, 4X, X44 
Gosmer, or Gosmore, 8, 

o, xo. XX 
Gould, 76 
Goverts, 64 
Graeu, 34 
Graeuw, 143 
Grandt, 178 
Grant, 31, xo8, lao, xsx, 

• "4.^145 
Grasseth X77 
Grau, 88 
Grave, xaa 
Gray, or Grey, xoo, xoa, 

X2I, 122, 124, X29 
Green, 28, 31, so, 12a j 
Greenham, 76 
Greflly, 3s 
Grege, 81 
Gregory, X47 
Grenold, 90 
Grevenraet, X38, X39 
Grietfelt, 40 
Grifleths, X20 
Griffin, 100, 152 
Griffith, 31, 49, 133 
Grimsby, 124 
Gritman, 47, 92, 93 
Groen, X77 
Groenendael, 38, xa9 
Groesbeeck, 140 
Grubcr, 29 
Guest, 3X, 88 
Gunn, 123 

Gysberts, 34, X40, X44 ! 
Gysbertszen, 34 

Halt, X4S 

Hage, X44 

Hagenaer, 139 

Hakengs, 27 

Haley, 85 

Hall, 71, 8s, 90. xoo. X34» 

135. »36 
Hallet. or Hallett, xtit, 17, 

x8, 19, 20, 31, 32, 71, 

7^1 87. x68 
Hallork, 26, 86 
Halsbeth, X3X 
Halsey, 7, 9, xo, xx, xa J 
Halstead, 48, 135 
Hamer, 79 

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Hamilton, 84, 87, 115 

Hampton, 4a, 43, 88 

Hand, 8 

Handsoo, 150 

Hannah, 33 

HanMn, or Hantaen, 34, 

i44« i6t, 166 
Harberdinck, 140 
Harbour, m 
Harden, laa 
Harberding, 41 
Hardensberg, 41, 137, 
„ i38.x39j.«77 
Hardenbrook, 35f 40b 79« 

88, X14, IJ5, X41, J56, 

Hardens, 76 
Hardenstich, 1x4 
Harding, 83 
Harerd, 26 
Hagen, 39 
Harletan, za 
Harmens, 39 
Hamed, 43, 43, 46 
Harpending, 144 
Harper, or Harpur, 30, 

86, 107, 146^ 148 
Har|>erts, 144 
Harnman, 83 
Haring, 36 
Harris, 48, 88, xx6^ xao^ 

Harrison, zaxi 
Harriton, 8x 
Hartford, 38 
Hartly, 1x0 
Hartwith, xa4 
Harvard, 9 
Harvy, X23 
Hassidc, Z78 
Hassing, X76 
Hastings, x8a 

Sautk^>ers, X4a 
aven, or Havens, a8, 
86, 88 
HavilsAd, X34 
Hawkes, 31, 3t 
Hawkins, or Hawkiiigs, 

Hawley, 100 

Haydodc, 4a, 43 
Hayes, 57 
Hayter, 85 
Hasard, 3*, 87, xaa 
Headicote, 35 
Hearth, 27 
Heddig, 133 
Hedges, xai4 
Heers, 80 
Heime, 35 
Hegeman, X39 
Hdlaer, 38 
Hellaken, 38, 143 
Helms, 30 
Henderson, 49, xx\ 
Hendricks, or Hendrix, 

34* 35t 3^* 40b 4«. 77. 

X40, MX, X4a. X43 
Hendnckson, or Hen- 

drickszen, 34, 35, 37, 

38, 39i 4i» 77» «32» 
X36, 138, X40» X4X, 
X43, X63 

Henny, X3x 
Henry, 30, « 
Henry 5th, Kii^ 104 
Herbardinck, 139 
Herberdtnck, 37, X43 
Hercx, or Hercxs, 35, 37, 

39. '38, i39t «4«f M3» 

Herdcxen, 4' 
Hercxen, X38 
Herdin, or Herdyn, 41, 

Hermans, 36 
Heron, xoo 
Herring, xo8 
Herris, X77 
Herrits, X36 
Herry, X75 

Hett, or Het, 98, X45, 146 
Hewett, X35 

Hewlett, 47. 49. 5<N 89, 
„ 90, 9«. 93.134 
Heyer, or Heyers, 8x, 

xa9, 133, X76 
Heyrmans, 177 
Heyning, 133 
Hickman, X35 
Hickory, xxi, xxa 
Hicks, 3x, 47. 84, 88, xaa, 

Hildretfa, 8, 9 
HilU 3X, xoo, X73 
Hillass. 85 
Hilland, 87 
HiUegond, 40 
Hillouk, 35 
Hinchman, 86 
Hbson, 87 
Hitchcock, 84 
Hitman. 36, X35 
Hobart, 97, x 54, 183 
Hodsen, 33 
Hoffman, 69 
Hogenboom, 176 
Hogsosc, X33 
Hooglant, or Hooglandt, 

40, 51, 80, xoo 
Hoogstyler, 4X 
Hoogteiing, 133 
Holcroft, 156, X58 
Holdridge, X351 
Holgate, 57 
Holla, X40 
HoUaert, or . HoUaerdt, 

Holland, 50 


Holmes, or Homs, 47, 76, 

Holroyd, 33 
Hoist, 40, 83, 177 
Holton, 99 
Hood^ xa7 
Hopluns, x8x 
Hoppe, X63, \i/^ 
Hopson, X33 

Horsefidd, 49f 89, 90, 136 
Hotten, x8o 

Houghton, 33 

fden, X3X 
Houseman, x6a, x(^ 
Howard, 49, xax 
How, or Howe, 6, 7, 8, 9 
Howell, 5f 7>9.ixt*5>«6> 

Howland, 51, 179 
Hownam, 86 
Hov, 87 
Hubbs, X34 
Hudson, 35, 60, XS3 

Huff; X30 

Huke, or Holse, 35, 37, 


Hull, or Hulls, xoo, xox, 
X03, X03, X04, X05, 
X06, 107, X08, X09, 


Hulsi, 69, x8o 

Hughes, xaa 
Hugins, X36 
Humphries, X33 
Hun, xx8 
Hunt, 43, 57. 58, 87, 88, 

Hunter, X38 
Hurt, 87, X3X 
Huskins, X33 
Hussy, 86, 87 
Husted, X5, x6^ 50' 
Hutchins, 30 
Hutchinson, xaa 
Huthwrigh^ 33 
Huthy, 35 
Hutton, 49, 50^ 83 
Huyer, xsfo 
Huygen, 140 
Huypkens, X40 
Huys, X35 
Hyat, Z30 
Hyben, 38 
Hybon, X43 
Hyer, 30, 33, xsa 

Idens, 37, 40, 4«. »38 
Idenszen, 37, 39 
Ingilsby, 87 
Inglis, X3^ 

Innes, or Innis, 83, 85 
Ini^dsby, Z33 
Irvmg, 32, 33 
Isaacsaen, 37, X40, X4X 
Isabel, 86 
Isbuster, 84 
Isonhart, X35 

Jacobs, 34, 75, 83, 84, 87, 
X30, X3», X40, 143 

Jacobsxen, 34. 35. 3^ 37. 
38, 39. 40, 4X. "5, 
137. «4o. «4i. «43» 

Jacobus, 143 

Jacklin, 86 

Jackson, 48, 78, 89, xoo, 
XXX, xia, XX3, X34, 
X36, 150^ XS3, X55 

Jabwaine, xaz 

Jkaen, xp 

James ad. King, X58 

Jamlne, 85 

Jans, 34, 37, 38, 30, 40, 
4", 75. 7^ 77. 78. 79. 

XX4, XX5, X27, X3X, 

137, «38. 139. «40, 
X4X, X43, 143, . X44, 

, «7a, «73» 178 

Janssen, 34, 35. 3^. 37. 
38. 39. 40, 4x1 76. 79. 
80,83, X36, X38, 130, 
X37, X40, I4«. X4«. 
X43, X44, X75, X77, 

ams, 87, 90, X09 
auncy, X46 

ay, X14, XX9, X30, X57, 

] effry, or JeflSrey, 35, 37 
Jenmngs, xoo. 153 
, enny, X33 
^ eunaens, xa6, 174 
euriansen, 83, X74 

. illcssen, 34, 36 

. ochems, 77, 143 

Johannes, 135 

] ohns, 71, X3X 

■ ohnson, 30, 47, 83, xio, 

zai, xa3, xSa 
Johzutone, or Johnston, 

35, 84, 88, X34. x-M 

iohnster, 99 
ons, 84, 85, XXO, X36 
ones, 7, 37, 38, x8o 

35. 36» 37. 3«. 
39. w, 63, 64, 79, 
133. X39, X4X, X73 
ons, 34, 35, Z38, X43 
orisy, 40 
udith, zo3, XX5I 
, tirckszen, 140 
; uzcx. 77 

Kadiem, X54 
Karseboom, 3^ 1:35 
Kattenbom, xao 
Kedore, 134 
Ketley, 30 
Keith. X07, xr9 ' 
KeUy. 9. 89. 33. 85, 9a. 


Kelsey, 134 

Kemi>er, 87, xs8 

Kennich, 40 

Kenny, 85 


Kermer, X39 

Kerr. X33 

Ketchem, 83' 

Ketteltas, 74, 135, 136 \ 

Keyser, X34 

Kidd, 5x 

Kiefk, X4, X5,7s 

Kiersen, or * 

Kierstedc, 35, 36. 37. 38, 

39. 40, 4X, 78, X88, 

KDdorel X58 

Kindt, X43 

King, 83, 85, 86^ X08, xsx. 

King Phdip, %f X03 


Kip, 29, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 
4X, 8x, 129. X3o^ X39, 
X4Z, X4S, X44, X63, 

Kirbe, or Kirby, 39 

Kixk, or Kirke, 71, X8Z« 

„. «5o, 151. 155 

Kirkpatrick, 30, 86, x6o 

Kissam, 47. 50k 67, 89, 


KJock, 34, X jo 
Klopper, xao 
Kziap, 3x, 85 
Kock,or Koeck, 34, 41, 

„ 65, X37. 138, «43 

Kocx, 75 

Koeyers, 38 

Koning, or Konings, xss, 

Koster, X73 
Kouwenhoven, 65 
Kregier, X4X 
Kuur. Z79 
Kuyckuyt, X37 
Kuyler, ot Kuylera, 37, 

Kyssam, X36 

Laboyteaux, 39 
La Chair, x68 
Laecton, zts 
Lagrandje, X30 
Lain, 36 
Laing, 45. 46 
Lake, 84 


Digitized by 


Index to Names in Volume XL 


Laman, xsi 
Lamberits, Zi 
Lamberts, 141 
Lambertson, 49, 138 
Lambertss, 35 
Lane, »6, 88, xsa] 
Lanen. xay 

Langden. 134, X35, 136 
Langestraten, 34 
Langley, xa. 33 
Lansing, 14a 
Larkens, 80 
Laro, 8x 
Larrewa, 51 

Lasher, m 
Laskin, 153 
Laiham, 44 
Lactine, 133. 134 
Latting, xa, 53, 70, 144, 

146^ 168 
Laud, 7 . 
I-«»»«ns, 36, 38, 75, 79, 

•9» 3«. 49. 57. 851 88, 
X24, X36 

Lanrenszeo, 39, 40, x»6» 

Launer, 177 

Larie, X07 

Lawe, X7 

Le Cbmptf, X44 

Ledyard, 1x6, xx7, xx8, 

l>e. «5» |Of 3«» ^ »«> 


Leendertsien, 37, X38, 

«4a. 143 
Ijt Febre, 6a 
Leget, or Legget, 4X, xax 
Legrand, x3o» X37, 140, 

Le Maistre, X44 
Le Montez, 38, 8z 
Leman. xa4 
L^nnington, X34 
Lens, X75 
Lent, 88 
Leonard, 30, 134 
Lequir, 80 
Lerojr, 5x ^ 
Leseuyc 78 
Lester, 84, 9©^ '34 
Lesdng. X30 
Learsen, x^7, X74 
LereridvoS, X70 
Leviugsion, xao 
Lewnu, 135, 135 
Lewis, ^ 84, xax 
Leydecker, 38, 40, 41, 

Leydsler, or Lydsler, 35, 

138, X39, 14X 
1*«^«»». 38. 39. 401 79t 

>37. »39. »4a. »56, 

LieweUen, X34 
Likely, ia4 
LiBy, 87, x^ 
Lincoln, 30^ xo6 
Liwints, 90 

49. «9. «36i 





Martens, 40^ 75, 80, xa6 

Liscomb, 134 

Martenszen, X37 

Lisk, 85, xao 

Martesse, x66 

uSSeSr33. x»4 

Martin. 30. 5o 85, 90, 93, 

lai, 133, X34 


Marvin. 89, 93 

Liresey, 3X 

Lmngstoo, 36* 84, 1x4, 

Mason, 48, xa3 


Masters, 13 

Mather, 7 


Matheus, 8a 

Lockwood, 30 

Matsen, lao 
Matthews, 85, X35 

Lodwick, 4x 


Matthyssen, xac 


Maud, 93 

Long, 30 

Maudeviel, 140 

Loogwith, ia4 ' 

Maurits, 83, 137 

I.xx>ckennans, xx4, 141 

Maurittfen. 143 
Maury, or Mawry, 99 

Loomis, 53. X46 


MaxwelU as 

Lord, xoo 

Mary, Queen, 8 

Lose*. >35. X36 

May, X3S 


Mayer, or Mayers, 4X, 

Lott, 68, X35, x8o ' 


Loumberdie, 9a 

Mayson, X7S 

Lounsbury, 135 

McAlUr, xax 

Louw, 83, X3a 

McAlpine, 3«, 134 


McBnde, 85 

Lover, 107 

McCaUow, xax 

I-ow, or Lowe, 65, X35 

McCardy, 148 


McCarter, 85, xax 

Lownsberry, X36 

McCartney, 134! 

Loyd, 68 

Lubbert, 14 x, X57, 158 

McClain, 3a 
McOean, xsx 

Lucas, 36, 38, ^ i«6. 

McQery. 31 

Ludelin, tn 

McCoy, X33 

McCiesh, X58 

Ludkun, a6, 84 

McCurdy. 138 

Ludtew, astji.'so^ 9«>. 9X» 

McDanid, s© 


McDonald, 31. 85. 86, 

Ludwick, xaa 

88, X30^ X3X 

Lukk, X37 

McDougal. 31. 85, 86, 

Lubthout, X37 

lao. X3X, xa3 

Luunex, 36 

McDonough, xxx 
McFarland, xaj 

McGregcn, 87 
McGregore, X3x 

Luursien, 39 


McGrer, 86 

Mcintosh, 39 

Lynd, xax 

Mcjarvis, xsx 
McKellar, 30, 88 

Lynden, X30 

Lynes, 135 

McKenzie, 33 

Lynsen, 85 

Lyons, or Lyoo, 86, xoo 

McKindless, 87 

McKinley, 134 
McKinney, 3X 
McKinsie, xax 



McKittrick, ax 

Maddock, xaa 

McKonnel. 86 

Madison, 104 

McKoy, 33 


McLean, 30,3a 

McLeod, 131 
McKnight, 33, 86 
McMahen, X34 • 

Magister, 5a 

Major, lat 
Mala>im, 3a 

McMare, 85 
McMuling, 86 
McNal, 86 

MaUory, xoo 


McNathan, X93 

Mandmel, X39, xya, 176 
Manoy, 83. 85, xaa 


McPlwil, xax . 

Mans, 37 

Mcpherson, 3a, xax 
McQuinn, 88 
McVk:ker, xao 

Manwarmg, X34 

Mapes, as, 84 

Mate, 84 

Meade, xoo 

Manus, 36, », X77 
Margensen, 83 

Mebv, X4X 

Meeker, 87 

Margeson, xa3 
Maifin, ta8 

Meene, 37 

Meet, or Meets, 36, 138 

Marsh, 43. 44. 45. 4«. w. 

Menardt, .79 


Menthaer, 137 


Menxus, 9a 

Marston, xo8, xxx 


Martelyn, or Marteljms, 

Meridet, xaa 


Merrill, xx^ xx8 

Messerole, 49 
Messervee, 39 

Messuer, X37 
Metselaer, 79, 133 
Meyer, or Meyers, 39, 4Z» 

75. 76. 84, X30, X3X, 

X33, 143, X73, X75, 

X78, X79 
Meyert, 40 
Meynard, or Meynards, 

Meynartszen, 4x, xaS 
Miohad, xaj 
Michae^e, fo, X38 
Michils, 36 

Michilsxen, 36, 37, 141 
Middleman, 87 
Miles, 133 
Maier. 36, aS, 39, 89, 99, 

xao, xa4 
Milliner, 84 
Mills, 9, 33, 87, 97 
Milnor, 73 
Milton, 1x0 
Minne, 77 
Mitchel. or Mitchell, 85, 

88, 136, 17X 
Mitchellson, xo 
Missepelt, 175 
Moddy, 38 
MoflTet, 30 
Mo^er, a8 

Mol, or Moll, 34t 35, 8x, 
„ »3?jLMa. X73 
Monorin, 33 
Mone, ia8 
Monfoort, 65 
Monge, X77 
Monhaens, 94 
Monsee, X34 
Montagne, or Montaigne, 

36. 37. 38, 84, X76» 

Montague, oa 
Montonye, 84 
Montes, 144 
Montgomery, 30, 3a 
Monvielle, 35, X4X 
Moodier or Moody, 33, 

Moor, X33 

Moore, or More, 5, 6, 7, 
8,9,xo,xx, X3, 30,7X, 

87. 93. 94. 95. 96>97f 

xax, X49, x8a 
Moray, 84 
Morg^ X48 
Morrice, sS 
Morris, 35, a8,'Xo6» xaz, 

xa4, X34 
Morton, 8x, 87 
Mory. 99 
Moseley, X3 
Moses, 73 
Mosman, xaa 
Moston, xa3 
Mott, 46, 48, 67, X34, 136, 

X5X. '55. >8o 
Moubray, 35, ay 
Mowdy, ISO 
Mowry, 99 ^ 
Mudgen, 133 
Mulener, 33, 133 
Mulfbrd, I 
MuUer, 8x 
Mullinder, X34 
Mimcken, 38 
Munro, 3a, 84 
Munse, 49 
Munsell, S3. 54. 55. 5«» 

57. 58, 59. ^ 6x, 96b 

Digitized by 



Index U Names in Volume XL 

Murison, 37 
Murphy, laz 
Murray. 120 
Murry, 85, 3«» So 
Muskite, las 

Nagd, 68, 149 

Nanneever, 85 

Napoleon, 104 

Nazareth, 137, 240 

Needham, zax 

Neilson, 87 

Nelson, 103, Z04, zo6, 1x3 

Negroes, 86, xaa 

Nerbcry, 138 

Nessty, 50 

Newberger, 50 

Nicks, 76 

Nichols, 39, 49 

NichoUs, Z17 

Nicholson, 53, X03, xxo 

Nickles, 37 

IJicols, 39, 45, «34f «37 

Nicoll, or NicoUs, 35, 36, 

_. 38,154 

Ntcque, 63 

Nisbet, Z57 

Nissepadt, 37, X38 

Noble, S3, 86 

Noel, 8s 

NoU, 7S 

Nothreys, 85 

Norhs, 30 

Nostrand, 64, 67 

Norton, a6 

Norwood, 76, 88 

Noxon, 48 

Numan, 85 

Nusuol, 37 


Oakes, 39 
Oakley, 31, 88 
Obee, 143 
CVBryan, 86,88 
CVCallashan, 145, z68, 

Oddl^ xz, X34 
Ogilvie, 3x, 86 
Okie, 63 
Olcott, x8 
Oldfield, Z36 
Oiphertszen, X30, Z40 
Oman, 88 
Omen, 83 

Onderdonk, 93, x8x, X83 
Orange, zs 
Orr, 33 
Osgood, Z48 
Ostrander, 68 
Othello, Z09 
Otto, 137 
Outmans, Z74 
Owen, 25, 36 

Packenbam, zza 

Painter, zz7 

Palding, 39, Z4X 

Palmer, 70, 71, 84, 148 

Parcel, Z75 

Parent, Z36 

Parker, Z4Z 

Parkes, 87, xS7 

Parr, 85 

Parsell, 3Z 

Parshall, 36 

Parsons, 8, 99 

Pasco, 176 

Paier, 174 

Patrick, Z4, 15, 7x» 7*. 

Patterson, X3x, X47 
Paul, Z33 
Paulding, X45 

Paulus,37,79, 173 
Paulussen, 8z, Z38 
Pearsall, 89, 90, 136, xso^ 

<Si« I54t 155 
Pearson, 9 
Pease, 57 
Peck, 3x. 84, 85 
Peeck, 36, Z43 
Peers, 143 
Peerszen, 36 
Pect. Z34, Z3$, X36 
Peurson, 36 
Pel or Pell, 39, 70, 80, xoo^ 

Z37. X4Z, z66^ Z75 
Pels, 83, Z30 
Pemberton, Z77 
Peneer, 87 
Penser, 36 
Peppinger, 30 
Pepys, Z03 
Pequots, zz 
Persons, Z77 
Peters, qz, z34 
Peterson, 47, 86, 891 z 33 
Peterszen, Z76 
Pettit, or Petit, 48, Z34, 

Petty, 34 


Pigeon. X36 

Pickman, 86 

Phanix, or Phaenix, 39, 

99, 183 
Philip, Kmg, 8^ zo3 
Philips, or Phdlipse, 36, 

76, 77, 80, 83, zzs, 

Z39, Z4a, Z56, zs8 
Philipszen, 7s, zzs 
Pierce, Z4 

Piersen, 6, 7, 8, xO| xz 
Pierrepont, 5, zoo 
Pieters, 34, 38, 4o» 4«. 7^, 

»35. X37, I30» X37, 

X38, X39, 143, Z73 
Pictersen, 76, 77, zzs, 

"^ 125, Z43, z6i 
Pietersz, or Pieterszen^ 

34, 38, 39. X39. X43» 

Z44. X77 
Pme, Z33, Z3S, X36, xsz, 

Pmkms, 37 

Pinks, 54, 55 

Pipenger, 83 

Piper, 84 

Pitkin, 54 

Piroo, 38, Z4X 

Place. i«,.z34 

Piatt, 36750, 89, 9X, X34 

Pleay, 137 

Plettenburg, 34, X40 

Plowman. 3X, 85 

Plumb, 86 

Plume, 88 

Pluvier, or Pluviers, 47, 

« ,1^7' '37 

Polly, Z33 

Polhemus, 5o» 63, 66 

Pope. 85 

Popelar, Z40 

Popinga, ^9, Z37 

Portel, za8 

Porter, Z05, xxx, zza, 

Post, 88, X38, X7a 
Potter, 83, 84 
Potwine, zz6 
Pound, 45, 46 
Powell, 39, 86, 88, 233, 

Power, or Powers, 3Z, Z3Z, 

Poyer, z83 

Pratt, 135 

Preble, Z03, xzx 

Prichard, 33 

Prune, 133 

Prior, 34, Z71 

Provoost, 36, 38, 75, 77, 
Z35, Z37, Z38, Z37, 
X57» xs8, Z73, i-jx, 
X75. X76, Z77, X78, 


Pryme, 56 
Putnam, 30 

Quackenbosch, 75, Z76, 

Quarry, taa 
Queen Elizabeth, zo 
Queeti Mary, 8 
Quick, 39. 40, 69, X43, 


Ramage, 55 
Ramsay, 33 
RandaU, laz 
Rapalje, 66^67, Z43, Z9Z 
Reade, 84 
Rebekah, 156 
Redfield, ZZ9 
Reeck, Z39 
Reeve, Z3, 38 
Reid, 3t, 61, zoo 
Relick, 86 
Rembel, 76 
Remmits, Z39 
Remsen, 67 
Renaudet, 51, zoo 
Rendel, Z36 
Renselaer, 36 
Renshaw, zaa 
Replee, 178 
Rescorta, 84 
Reyers, 40 
Reynardts, 40, X44 
Reynders, 36, X37.:x44 
Reyner, Z35 
Reymers, 41, Z38 
Reynolds, Z33 
Rej'nour, 133 
Rhee, Z3Z 

Rhodes, 47, sz, 91, 93 
Ricbbell, 180 
Richards, 55, Z33 
Richardson, 35 
RiddeU, or^Riddle, 86^ 

XS7 . 
Rider, 86, 99 
Riffle, 84 
Riker, or Rkker, ^8, 53, 

63, 97, X33, Z33 

Rilents, 83 
Ringo, 38, 137J 
Ritchey, Z33 
Ritvelt. Z29 
Ritzard, 127 
Roberson, 63 
Roberu, 36, 85, zaa 
Robertszen, za9 
Robinson, 26, 28, 30^ 5Z, 

85. 86, 87, 88, 98 
Rodenburg, 138 
Rodens, 36 
Roe, 35 

Roelofii, 38, z8z 
Roelofse, or RoeloCuen, 

z6o, Z73 
Rogers, or Rodgers, 7, 

X4» 47. 48, 49. 5X. 83, 

89, 90, 99, zoo, Z05, 

ze6, izz, Z33 
Role, 13Z 
Rollegom, I3Z« Z38, X39 

Rombout, «, 40, X38, X39 
Romeyn. x6x 
Romme, 79 
Rommeus. X74 
Room. X4X 
Rooman, 138, 177 
Roo». 39. 75. X27. X74 , 
Roosdal, 79, X75 
Rose, 30, 131 
Rosevdt, 65, 67 

Rosenooom. 30, 144 
Rosenvelt, Z44, 174 

ROSS^ 30, 87, Z30 

Routier, Z77 
Roux, Z39 

Rowland, 47, 88, Z50 
Rowsby, 84 

RuIauK^ 47 
Rumbout, 50 
Rumsa, 87 
Rumsey, zoo, Z33 
Runshaw, 88, 
Rushmore, 153 
Russell, zoo, zt9 
Rustenburg, Z4Z 
Rutgers, 55, zaS, Z37, 

Rutherford, Z56, Z57, Z58 
Ryan, 86^ 87, zaz, zaa, 


Rycke, Z73 
Ryckman, Z36, Z30 
Ryder, 68 
Ryker, 84 

Sackrider, 50 
Saint James. Z03 
Salamander, 17^ 
Salamons, <m' Salomooi, 
^ ,. *»9. X3X, X74 
Salisbury, Z77 
Samiels, 4Z 
Sample, 86 
Sanders, 144 
Sanderson, Z36, 139 
Sanford, or Santford, zoO| 

Santvoort, Z36, Z38, Z44 
Sarlye, 37 
Satterly, 37, 38 
Saunders, 3a, |3, 87 
Savage, X23, zBo, z8z 
Saxton, 55 
Sayre. or Sayres, 9, zz, 

Scadder, 48 
Scnaat, X4Z 
Schayck, 4Z 
Schemerbom, Z34 
Schcnck, 63. 65, 67, 68, 

70, z6o 
Schipmoes, 37, Z44 
Schooley, zsa 
Schouten, 35, 36, Z40 
Schrick,85, 115,141, Z56, 

X57. X58 
Schuumans, 4z 
Schuurmans, Z38, Z39^ 

Z43, Z44 
Schuyler, 15, 36, 51, 78, 

XX 5, X37, 143. 144 
Scot, or Scott, 33, 87, 

Z31, 134, Z36 

Scabury, 89, 90, 93, z8a 
Seaman, or Seamans, 9Z, 
X33. X34, 135, X36, 
Z49. X50. 151, 15a, 
X53. XS4. X55. X56 
Scaring, 136, Z54 

Digitized by 


Index to Names in Volume XI. 


Seattoun, 79 
Seunmoun, 79 
Sdovcr, 81, 175 
Sdyns. 36, 175 
Scminer, vf 
Semmate, 85 
Sewall, loa 
Seward. 28 
Sevenhoven, 78 
Sc3cton, 37 
Seymour, 51, xi6, 117, 

1x8, X19, xao 
Sibley, 171 ^ 

Sibouts, 76 
Siboucuen, 8a 
Sickels, 99 
Sickelsxen, 89 
Siemon, or SymoQ, 31, 

SiggeUe, X79 

Sinungton, 107 
Simonds, 152 
Simons, 34, 144 
Simonson, 30, 130 • 

Simoossen, xa 
Sinuns, or Suns, 57, 80, 

Simmons, 149 

Simpson, 142 

Sindair, X39 

Sinks, 5a 

Sii>kin6, 35, X4X, X76 

Skjdmorc. X34 

Skinner, 83, 84, tx6, 1x7 

Slades. 137 

Slager, 4X 

Slait, X33 


SUngsby, sa 


Skyver, xat 

Smak, 179 

Smart, 124 

Smi^ or Smith, 34, as* 
a6; 27, 98, a9. 30, 31, 
33. 47, 48, 49. 50. 5J, 
SB, 83, 84, 8s, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, Q3, 
94* 9S. 96, 97. 98, 100, 
123, 124, xa9, 131, 
>3a. »33, »34. "35. 
«36. US, 146, X47. 
148, X49. 150, «55 

Southson, 3a 

Sneeds, 84 

Sneden, 86 

Sniden, 8s 

Sniffin, 9a 

Snow, X7, X40 

Somers, 1x3 

Soor, 37 

Sopcr, 88 


Southall, xai 

Southard, 1x3, 136 

Southey, xxo 

Southard, 133 

Soudiward, 48, 93 

Southwortb, 50 

Sourt, 9$ 


Span, 176 

Speeding, 8s 

Spencer, 81, 83, 8s, 1x7, 
X18, 120 

Spcttenberry, X4a 

SpGnters, xja 

Spragg, or Spragg% X33, 

Spraguc, S7»58 

Spranger, or Sprenger, 

Sprftt,*or Spratt, 3s, 47» 
49. 9". «39. X57. «58» 

Spnngsteen, 77, 8a, X76 
Sprouck, 80 
Sprong, 13s 
Schackcriy, X73 
Shaal, Z73 
Shaft, so 
Sharar, 83 
Sharp, 69, 8s, 33 
bhaw, 3S, 30, 83, 8s, xaa, 

Sheepherd, 86 

Sheerwood, 3a, 33, xa3 

Sheldon, 69 



Sherar, 86 

Shermer, 132 

Sherwood, x6 

Shoes, 134 

Shoiwell, 42, 43, 4S,r46 

Shourt, 3a, 86 

Shrieve, s« 

Shuryheur, 89 

Squier, 56 

Stadt, 177 

Staets, 36, 37, 39, 40, X37, 

^ X44 

Stanly, xt6 

Stantely, 89 

Stanton, 12a 

Stavan, X3X 

Steel, X04 

Steems, 37 

Steendam, xs9 

Stepens^ 78 

Stephens, or Stevens, 30, 

35. 39i 88, X26, X46, 
^ i76t X79 
Stephenszen, X4X, X73 
Sterense, 160, i6s 
Stevenson, 100, 1x4, xas 
Stewart, 104, xxx, xxa, 

XX3, X94 
Stiles, 62, 90, XS3 
Stille, 14X 
Stirling, xs8 
Stickling. XS4 
Stokes, sa 
Stone, ss 
Stoothoff, x6o 
Stout, 30 

Stoutenburg, 36, 137, X38 
Strange, X33 
Stratton, or Straton, 99, 

Street, x8x 
Strenglits, 126 
Strides, 177 
Striker, or Stryker, 68, 

164, X65, x66, X67 
SCnngham, 47, 90^ xao, 
^ »34, «35 
Strong, 26, 98, 87 
Stuart, 86, 87, xo8, X09, 

Studdiibrd, 87 
Stulthear, 38, X43 
Sturges, 199 
Stu^rvesant, 39, 7a. 73» 95» 

97, XI4, 197, X72, 176 
Stwy, 80 
Suchfield, 8s 
Sunkam, 174 
Sullivan, 8s 
Sutphen, 68, 69 
Sutton, X93, X33, X35 
Swain, xax 
Swan, 30^ X2X, 137 
Swaney, 38 

Bwartoat, 86 

Sweedeland, xaa 

SMfiscy, 26 

Sylla, 140 

Symon, or Siemon, 31, 

Symonds, 149, xsa 
Symmons, X3S, X36 

Talbot, X03 

Takot, or Takx>tt, sx» xx6 

Tahnau, 83 

Tannare, 84 

Tanner, 57 

I'atcher, 17 | 

Tatham, 134 

Taylor, x*, S3. 83, 84* 86, 

X29, X93, X3S, X47 
Teare, so 
Teller, 37, 40, 4X, X3S, X39, 

«, X43. 144 
Temmer, 144 
Temple, 6a 
Ten Broeck, 36, 4X, X73, 

Ten Eyck, 34. 37, 38, xa6, 
^ >39» X40, X44, X77 
Terbus, 48 
Tergic, 3a 
Terhunc, 64, 63, 67, xs9, 

160, i6x, X69, 163, 

X64, x6s, x66, 167, 

Temy, xS3 
Tem1, 96 
Teunis, 40 
Teuniszen, X38 
TexseU X76 
Tham, 174 
Themmers, 38 
llietmis, 139, X43 
Theunissen, 34, 35, X39 
Theymensaen, 4X 
Thibou, X74 
Thomas, ^6, 37, 39, 40, 

49» 56, 60, 87, 133, 

X37. X39, X40, X42, 

X43, X44, X77 
Thomaszen, 35, 38, 40, 
^ 79. «37. 140, X4X, X49 
Thompson, or Tomson, 

25, a8, 29, 38, 87, X2X, 

X23, 150^ ZS9, X70, 180 
Thorn, or lliome, 49, 87, 

Thomcraft, or Thoray- 

craft, X33, X3S, X36 
Thorp, X70 
Thyssen, 34, 40, X38 
Thyssert, 8x 
Thurston, 47, X34 
Thuyl, 80 
Thymens, X40 
Tibout, or Tiebout, 37, 
^.^ 75. «3X, 160 
Tibus, 66 
Tinbrook, 86 
Titus, s. 66, xso, xsx ' 
Tobias, 48 
Tocker, 79 

Tod, or lV>dd, 83, xoo 
Toliflfe, 134 
Tommaso, 107 
Tooker, 26, 28 
Topping, 96 
Tory, 86 
TothiU, X43 
Totten, 134, X3$, X36 
Toumier, 2s 
Tower, 84 
Townsend, 90, 99, 73, xax, 

xaa, X3S, X36, X48, 

X5X, X55 


Treadwell. 47, 89, 90, 91, 

99, 192, 134 
Treat, 33, 83 
Tnsser, 79 
True, X9Z 
Trueman, 124 
Trumbell, xo8 
Trumbull, 9 
Tucker, 25, 30, X3X 
Tuder, 81 
Tuffts, 30 
Tumeer, 87 
Turck, 40 
Tunier, 33, 6x] 
TuthUi, or Tuttill, 96, 98 

Uiten Bogaert, X33 
Uiuvcic, 3S 

Underbill, xs, 90, 34, 97, 
,, ^7x. xax. 170, 180 , 
Urbanus, X40, 144 
Urchard, xao 
Urquhatt, x8a 
Uytenbogert, xas 

Van Alstyn, or AUtine, 

sx, 136 
Van Amen, 84 
Van Arsdalen, 33, 87 
Van Balen, xJB, X43, X74 
VanBech, X56 
Van Beek, X58 
Van Beyeren, 7X, x68 
Van Boeck, 140 
Van Bommel, 35, 39, X4a, 

Van Borsum, 36, 89, X39 
Van Bossum, 41 
Van Brakle, 31 
Van Brefoort, 78 
Van Brug, Brugge, or 

Brugh, 36, 38, 40, sa, 

xxs. X27, 138, X39, 

X43. X44. i8x 
Van Brunt, 66 
Van Buskerk, x6s 
Van Qyck, 143 
VanClyff, 127 
Van Clyft, 76 
Van Cott, 68 
Van Cortland, or Comt- 

Jand. 35, 3^^ 38, 761 

X14, 194, X26, X37, 
^ X39, X41, X75, 179 
Van Couwenhoven, 75, 

Van Curaco, 130 
Van Dalse, 179 

Van Dam, 36, 98, X43 , 
Van dcr Cleeck, 144 
Van der Clyft, 36 
Van dcr Beeck, 36^ 135, 

X, ^P' M3» *73 „ 
Van don Berg, or Buzg, 

XT ^ 'f?' *73' *77 
Van der Berg, 132 
Van der B(^aert, 3s 
Van der Donck, 7a, 93 
Van dcr Grift, or Uris^ 

39..X43. X44 

Vandcrheul, 34, X30^ X37, 
„ X39, 174, 17s 
Vandcrhoff, 86, 163, x66 
Vandcrhoogen, 139 
Vanderhuydcn, 81, 128 
Van der Koeck, 38, xj^^ 
Van der Kuyl, 38, 41 
Van der Mccr, xtt 
Van der Pool, or Pod, 79, 

xa9» X39, X40, 143, 

X73i X78 

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Van de Sdieurea, 34, 8a, 

*r ^V' S.^ *^ 1*3 
Van der Schuur. 78 
Van der Spiegd, 36, 37, 

X37. 143 
Van der Veen, 237, 141 
Vandervoort, 67 
Van der Vorst, 139, 14a 
Van Deursen, 199 
Van de Water, 39, 37, 40, 

75, 87, W4t «4<S «7a» 

X75, 181 
Van Duesen, 8a, 135 
Van Duyn, oa, 136 
Van Dyclc, .Dyke, or 

I>flcc, 30, 35, 37, 8a, 

84, X38, X64, 173, 174, 

Van Eeckden, 143 
Van Es, 177 
Van Exveen, 176 
Van Feurden, 36, 4S, 77, 

,, W' *^? 
Van Flensburg* 40 

Van Gelder, 39, 40, 81, 

«8, 176, 179 
n GeseL 138 


Van Giesen, 77, X311 138 

Van Gunst, 173 

Van Hertsberfen, 142 

Van Heyningen, 371 40, 

41, 178 
Van Hobocken, 136 
Van Hoeck, 37, 75, 79, 

X36, X41 
Van Hoeaom, 176 


van nom, nomCi 

Hoom, 53, 75, 77, 

X8t, X44 
Van Horeo, or Hooren, 

81, X38, 176 
Van Hoven, 138, 178 
Van HuyseI^ 136 
Van Imburg, or Imtburg, 

36, 4«> 137> X43 
Van Laer, to, 139, 139 
Van Langedyck, 40 
Van Langevelt, 40 
Van Laren, 143 
Van Lubeck, 79 
Van Nieuwenhuyten, 8x 
Van Noodt, 175 
Van Norstrant, x6t 
Van Nuyse, 63 
Van Obfinus, 75 
Van Osferhaven, X36* 
Van.Orden, xa4 
Van Peh, 68, 69, xaa 
Van Renselaer, or Rens- 

*, ^*J^ *3^' *>*• '9 
Van RoUegum, 36, X38, 

Van Ronmien, 173 
Van Sant, 64, X4« 
Van Schayck, 41, 8x, 6a, 
138, X4X, 143, X56, 


Van Slechtenhorst, 39, 

x«5t '30 
Van Speyck, or Spydc, 

37, i4o» 141 

Van Stootenburg, 77 
Van Streyden, X76 
Van Stryen, 79 
VanSvchellen, x6o 
Van Tienboven, 73, jy 

78j 8a, X4X, X73 
Van Tilbuxg, 77, X3X, 138, 

VanThuyL 77 

Van Vanck, X78 

Van Vleck, 35. 39i "ft 

„ y^ '3^» **^ *75 

Van Vlict, xoo 

Van Vooriiies, 84, X34, 

Van Vortt, 37, 38, 39, 4X, 

Van Wagenum, 178 
Van Werdchoven, X59 
Van WUkenhof; 8x 
Van Woort, 87 
Van Worms, 79 
Van Wyck, 50, 66, 70, 

901 9«» 9"t «3i "33. 

Van%>t, 66 
Van Zanten,."x39 
Vail, 43, 44 
Valentine, or Valentyn, 

3X, X37, X33, 136 
Vans, 83 
Varian, 3X • 
Vechte, or Vechten, 64, 

VeenTos, X40, 143 
Veet. X75 
Veil, 86 

Ver Bnigge, 98 
Verdoo, X36, 174 
Verdujrn, X37 
Verhagen, 39 
Ver Heul, X40 
Ver Hulst, 140 
Verity, 49i •». 93, I34» 

Ver Kerdce. X44 
Veriet, or Verledi, 1x5, 

X41, X56, X58 
Verlith, X56 
Vennclje. X38 
Ver Meulen, 40 
Ver Plandcen, 34 
\tx Sdiuur, 34 
Verwey, X3a 
Verrelen. 8x 
Vesey, i8a 
Vielen, 77 

Vilen, X43 

Vincent, 38, ax, 70, X40 
Vberboom, 78, xa8, X30 
Vlissingen, xaS 
Voleqtine, xso, X34 
Vonck^ 77 

*Voorhies, 66, x6a, X65 
Vredenrydc, X39 
Vreelant, 163, 167, X78 
Vrid«mb«ngh, or Vreden- 

burgh, 33, 79, 138 
Vryman, 75 

Waats, or Wats, 8, aSi 

Waerd, 133 
Wainwright, xa3 
Wait, 55 
Waldcren, 164 
Waldron, or Waldrons, 

37» 38» 40» 88, xs6, 

xa8, 133, X37, X4a, 

WalgraVe, 35 
Walgraef^ 138, X73 
Walker, 33, 75 
Wallace, 87, 133 
Wallen, 13a 

Walter, or Walters, 35, 
,„ .9-'«t X35t 138, 14X 
Walton, 90, 9x, 9a 
Waushaer, X3x, X7a 
Want, 34 
Ward, 87, xaa 
Ware, 84 
Warner, 37, 33 
Warren, 48, 139, X36 
Washburn*, 150, 153 
Washington, 39, 3s, xox, 

Watbcr, xsa 
Watstm, 33, X34 
Weasman, X58 
Webb. 87, 93 
Webber, or Webbers, 3a, 
„, ,79. "7j 130, «59i «76 
Webster, 56, 60 
Weocx, 137 
Weeks, 50, X35 
Wdch, 85, 87 
WeUing, x8x 
Wells, p,85,'97 
Wendel, 144 
Wentworth, x66, 167 
Wesly. X08 
Wessels. 34, 35» 37» 39. 

40, 78, 79. 87, X29, 

«38» >39. >40i X4a. 

143. M4. 17X 
Wessdsaen, 36, 38, 40. 

ia6, X3t, X40, X43 
West; 91, 93, X08, X87 
Westcott, X53 
Westervelt, X63 
Weybrantssen, iy» 
Whaley, 93 
Wheat, X33 
Wheeler, 71, 86, 87, 88 
Whetten, or Wheten, 83, 

White, 35, 37, 84, 87, xoo, 
^^."i'.l'3. «M. «33 
Whitefield, 87 
Whitehead, 96 
Whitjrre, 35 
Widcetiham, 7a 
Wickham, 134 
Wier, or Wiat, 153 
Wiggins, 90, xa5 
Wiloocks, xaa ' 
Wiley, X30, isx 
WilkenhofF, X75 
WiUemyns, 37 
WiUemsc, X38 

Wineny, X4*^ 
Willets,orWiUet,t7, t8, 

89, xa3, 178 
Wqiems, 34, 37» »38. X49 
WiUiams, 3o» 44, 85, 99^ 

xoo, X19, 131, xt7 
Williamson, or WtUuuns- 

aen, 69, 77, 138, 139, 

„^„}^^ »73 

WiUis, 36, 99, X50, X51, 


WUson, 69, 83, 84, 86, 87, 
xox, X3X, xas, X34, 

Wiltse. X5X 

Wingfield, 85 

Winnet. X3X 

Wmnt, X4X 

Winslow, 99 

Winter, 87 

Winthorp, xs, 14, X7, xS, 

*>i a4. a8, 30, X7X 

Wise, 85 
Wittvdt, X43 

Witt, 183 


Woeder, X73 

Woedert, X36 

WoUey, 47 

Wols, 174 

Wotsing, 148 

Wood, 35, 37, 39, 40k 49, 

50, 9a. 93. 97. «•«* 

X33, X33, X35 
Woodbridge, xx8 
Woodent, 138 
Woodford, 83 
WoodhuU, 36^ 37 
Woodruff, 86 
Wool, xaa, 134 
Woolsey, 3a 
Wooly, 135 
Woortman, 83 
Worden, 133 
Wright, 39, 49» 8s, 86, 87, 

133, X35, X35, X70, 

Wyandank, xx 

WyckoO; 65, 68, x6z, X64 
Wyley, X33 
Wynantssen, X4a 
Wynhouts, 77 
Wynkoop, X30 

Yarrow, X34 

Yates, 30, 169 

Yeomans, 134 


York, 86 

Young, 47, 83, 87 

Youngs, 49, XX7, X33, X34, 

V x^ '** 
Ysbrants, X4X 

Zabriskie, x6s, 163, 165. 

Zeller, 158 
Zenger, 98 
Zip, X4a 

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Abstracts of Brookhaven, L. I., Wills, by Joseph H. Petty, 46, 198. 
Adams, Rev. William, D.D., In Memoriam, by Rev. £. P. Rogers, D.D., 5. 

*' Genealogy, 9. 
Additions and Corrections to Hbtory of Descendants of James Alexander, 174. 
Anniversary Address before the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Febru- 
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Alexand^, James, and his Descendants, by Miss Elizabeth C. Jay, 13, 60, iii, 155. 
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Bergen, Hon. Tennis G., Brief Memoir of Life and Writings of, by Samuel S. Purple, 
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Clinton Family, Introductory Sketch to History of, by Charles B. Moore, 195. 

Dutch Church Marriage Records, 37, 84, 124, 187. 

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Kip Families of Kingston and Rhinebeck, N. Y., by G. H. Van Wagenen, 29. 

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Vol, XII. NEW YORK, JANUARY, i88i. No. i. 


By Rev. Ebbnbzer P. Rogers, D.D. 

(Read before the New Vorlc Historical Society November a, x88o.) 

It has been no less truly than beautifully said, that **it is one of the 
finest instincts of our nature which prompts us to honor the dead.*' And, 
that ''while the palace may be envied, and the hovel may be scorned, the 
grave is alike revered, whether adorned with sculptured marble, or decked 
with a simple flower." 

Many hands will unite in rearing the "sculptured marble" above the 
tomb of William Adams. It will be ours to lay with trembling but loving 
fingers a " simple flower '* upon his honored grave. 

He belonged to a family distinguished for generations for learning, patri- 
otism, and religion. Two Presidents of this Republic, John and John 
Quincy Adams, with him were descended from Henry Adams, of Devon- 
shire, England, who, we are told was driven from his native land in 163.2 
by persecution, and who settled in the town of Braintree, Mass. When the 
wap for American independence broke out, John Adams, the grandfather 
of William, was an officer in the American army from the town of Canter- 
bury, Conn. His son John was educated at Yale College, where he 
graduated in 1 795, a classmate of Jeremiah Day, long the honored presi- 
dent of that venerable university, and he was the father of the subject of 
the present memorial. John Adams became one of the most distinguished 
educators of his day, remarkable for his love of letters, his thorough scholar- 
ship, and his zeal and success in the high calling to which bis life was de- 
voted. For many years he was at the head of one of the most celebrated 
of the institutions of New England, Philipps I^atin Academy, Andover, 
Mass.. where he won both for hi^nself and for the institution a high classical 
reputation, which was acknowledged by Yale College, in the conferring 
upon him the title of LL.D. in 1854. He lived to the advanced age of 
ninety-one years, spending the last thirty years in the State of lUinois, 
where he devoted twenty years to the estabhshment of Sunday-schools for 

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the children of his adopted State, of which he was instrumental in estab- 
lishing more than five hundred before his death. 

His oldest son, Rev. John R. Adams, following the example of his 
grandfather, of revolutionary memory, gave his services to his country in 
the dark days of the rebellion, and as a chaplain in the army, by his self- 
sacrificing labors and exposures, shattered his constitution and shortened 
his life. 

The mother of William Adams was Elizabeth Ripley, a lineal descent^- 
ant of Governdt Bradford, of Mayflower memory, a fine type of a Puritan 
wife and mother, who left the deep impress of her strong mind and devout 
heart on the character of her distinguished son. 

He was born in Colchester, Conn., January 25, 1807, but was soon car- 
ried by his parents to Andover, where his boyhood was spent. There he was 
prepared for Yale College by his distinguished father, and after graduating 
in 1830, one of the foremost among men who have achieved a high reputa- 
tion as scholars and divines in the literary and religious world, returned to 
Andover, and passed his theological course at that famous ** School of the 

His professional life was commenced in Brighton, Mass., in the min- 
istry of the Congregational Church, but after three years, in consequence 
of the delicate health of his wife, he accepted a call to the Broome Street 
Presbyterian church in this city, afterward the Madison Square church, 
where the great portion of his life was spent. He soon rose to the highest 
rank in his sacred calling, adorning it with the high culture of the scholar, 
the pure and exalteid character of the citizen, and the fervent piety of the 

Of a dignified and noble presence, a graceful and polished deportment, 
and affable and courteous manners, he was a marked man in all companies, 
commanding the respect and admiration of the best society, for his ripe 
and varied learning, his broad and enlightened philanthropy, his re- 
fined and pure character, and his exalted patriotism. In his chosen and 
' sacred calling he adorned the pulpit with the charms of learning, the graces 
of rhetoiic, and the triumphs of eloquence, no less than with the power of 
truth, the force of logic, the pathos of sincere emotion, and the fervor of 
pure devotion. No man was better fitted for the delicate and important 
duties of pastoral life. He was a model of all that was gentle, wise, affec- 
tionate, and faithful. In a city which has always been distinguished for 
the exalted character and attainments of its clergy, no name was more 
illustrious than his, no memory will be more sacredly cherished. 

Dr. Adams was a scholar of more than ordinary accuracy, variety, and 
elegance. There was nothing pedantic about his scholarship, but every- 
thing which he wrote or said bore the impress of the most generous cul- 
ture of a mind stored with large attainments. His learning touched nothing 
which it did not adorn. He was a fine illustration of that well-known 
sentiment of Cicero, in his high estimation of the charms of literature and 
the value of all good learning : 

" Hoec studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant ; secundas 
res ornant. adversis perfugium ac solatium prebent ; delectant domi, non 
impediunt foris ; pernoctant nobiscum ; peregrinantur, rusticantur." 

Like his father he was a fine classical scholar, but he was also at home - 
in the best English literature, and his wonderful memory held firmly in its 
grasp the rich stores of its varied accumulations. He w^as not a volumi- 

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nous author, for the great work of his life was accomplished by oral teach- 
ing, but everything which came from his pen was finished to the highest 
perfection, and was almost perfect in its accuracy. Scarcely any man 
was more frequently called upon on occasions of public interest in church 
or state, at festive celebrations, on historical anniversaries, before literary, 
or ecclesiastical assemblies of the highest character in this country or in 
Europe, and at epochs of extraordinary interest to the public, and on all 
such occasions he displayed such symmetry, such fine taste, such wealth of 
illustration, such fluency and affluence of diction, and such lofty eloquence 
of style and manner, that his performances never failed to add lustre to 
the greatest occasions, and to carry away his auditors with appreciative 
and delighted surprise. 

When that illustrious company of scholars, philosophers, and divines 
came to this city, in 1873, from all parts of Christendom at the call of the 
American Evangelical Alliance, Dr. Adams, by universal consent, was 
chosen to speak words of welcome from the American Church to the 
grand convocation, and the memorable address which he then delivered has 
well been called ** the most complete and perfect performance of his life." 
Such an august assembly had never before been convoked on these shores, 
and no speaker's position ever gathered round itself loftier honors or graver 
responsibilities. The choice of one who could worthily represent the scholar- 
ship, the culture, the social position, and the Christianity of the New World, 
without any hesitation, fell on him, and, to use the words of one who lis- 
tened to him with discrimination, and reported him with fidelity, " none 
of the thousands who heard hira on that memorable night will forget the 
majestic grace, the holy fervor, the splendid imagery, the exalted elo- 
quence of that cordial gi*eeting of American Christianity to the piety and 
the scholarship, the learning and the genius of the church beyond the sea." 
— (Rev. Dr. Prime, in the N. Y, Observer,) When the citizens of Massa- 
chusetts celebrated the centennial celebration of the battle of Lexington, 
where the first blow of the American Revolution was struck, and the foun- 
dation-stone of this nation was laid, he was invited to participate in the 
public exercises of that important anniversary, and the address which he 
then delivered with so much enthusiasm and freshness, in spite of his three 
score and ten years, replete with interesting reminiscences and sparkling 
with patriotic fervor, gave new lustre to the occasion, and bore witness to 
his ripened wisdom and intense and intelligent love of country. 

Several years ago, when the condition of the dissenters from the Greek 
Church in the Baltic provinces was such as seemed to invoke the sym- 
pathy of American Christians, and it was thought best to send a deputa- 
tion in their behalf to the Emperor of Russia to ask for them liberty of 
worship, Dr. Adams was requested to be one of a few gentlemen to whom 
such a delicate and important mission might be entrusted. He consented 
to be one of the distinguished citizens who, at their own charges, under- 
took to conduct the responsible negotiations which followed to a success- 
ful issue. 

Though, as I have said. Dr. Adams was not a voluminous writer, yet 
his contributions to the literature of the day, though they were mainly in 
the line of the pulpit, covered a broad field of important thought, and were 
distinguished by a polished and graceful rhetoric. His *' Three Gardens " 
was published in 1856, his ** Thanksgivmg Memories" in 1867, and his 
** Conversations of Jesus Christ with Representative Men'* in 1868; 

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while a large number of occasional addresses and discourses on important 
and various topics came from his facile and graceful pen. 

The second of the volumes mentioned, ** Thanksgiving Memories," illus- 
trates, in many ways, some prominent characteristics of Dr. Adams as a writer, 
such as his fine taste, his varied learning, his symmetry, and sense of pro- 
priety, his great love of nature, his refinement of thought and elegance of 
expression, cultivated not more by a large acquaintance with the best litera- 
ture than by a close and appreciative observation of all that is beautiful in 
nature or garnered in the sacred sanctuary of home. We are constantly de- 
lighted with scenes and descriptions which remind us of the purity of Ad- 
dison, the charming simplicity of Goldsmith, the natural and graceful 
imagery of Irving, and the poetic beauty and loftiness of Bryant. Who 
but he could twine round the dogmatic pages of ** The Assembly*s Cate- 
chism " the fragrant boughs of a white June rose, or perfume them with 
the aroma of the sweet clover which grew in the fields that lay around his 
venerable father's dwelling ? 

There is nothing in the pages of the ** Sketch Book '* finer than his de- 
scriptions of an old-fashioned New England thanksgiving festival in the 
quiet country, where "the rich autumn sunlight bathes the sere and 
yellow stalks and husks of corn still standing in the field, reduced to 
the undress of the year, yet testifying of the golden wealth they have 
yielded to man ; barns bursting with plenty ; the cattle chewing the cud 
with mute thankfulness ; families reassembling in the old homestead ; mirth 
in the voices of the young, and placid delight warming the ashy hue of 
age ; what images of serene satisfaction are those which are presented by 
this day of happy memories.'' 

Dr. Adams became a member of the New York Historical Society 
June 1 8, 1844, and continued a member till his death, a period of more 
than thirty-six years. During this long membership he manifested a deep 
interest in its welfare, and although he never served the society in any offi- 
cial capacity, he was always active and zealous in the promotion of its in- 
terests. At its meetings, on occasions of unusual interest and importance, 
he was often selected to officiate in the exercise of his functions as a 
clergyman, and on all such occasions his exercises were marked by that 
dignity, propriety, and solemnity which always characterized his whole de- 
meanor. The last occasion on which he thus officiated was at the meeting 
of the society in memory of Bryant, at the Academy of Music, December 
30, 1878, when he opened the exercises with prayer, Mr. George William 
Curtis delivering the oration, and Bishop Potter closing with the Apostolic 
Benediction. On that occasion a large and distinguished audience was 
present including President Hayes and the members of his cabinet. 

Few men like Dr. Adams have been permitted to spend nearly fifty 
years of active life in prominent public station in this city, and to adorn 
every sphere with its appropriate virtues. As a man, a scholar, and a 
Christian, he was a model of all that was high-toned, symmetrical, and con- 
sistent. He trod the walks of learning, of social life, of public duty, of 
wide beneficence, of private friendship with dignified, graceful, yet modest 
steps. He cultivated his powers and improved his opportunities to the 
very utmost for the glory of God, and for the good of his fellow-men, and 
in a ripe but not enfeebled age, in the maturity of his powers and the ful- 
ness of his fame, he has entered into rest, leaving us to give to his memory, 
" all, alas ! that is left for us to give, the poor tribute of our praises and 
our tears 1 " 

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J In the spring of 1874 Dr. Adams resigned the pastorship of the 
ison Square Presbyterian Church, and on the nth of May of that 
year was installed as President of the Union Theological Seminary of this 
city, which position he occupied to the day of his death. He died at his 
country residence on Orange Mountain, New Jersey, on the 31st of 
August, 1880. Impressive funeral services were held in the Madison 
Square Church on the 3d of September, and his remains interred in Mount 
Auburn Cemetery, near Boston. — Eds.] 



G)jnmuntcated by J. J. Lattinc. 

Henry Adams, the immigrant ancestor of the subject of the foregoing 
sketch, came to New England in 1632. As shown by an ancient parch- 
ment roll of the time of Charles I., discovered among the papers of the 
late Edward Hamlin Adams^ Esq*", M.P. for the County of Carmarthen, 
published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 
VI L, 39, this Henry Adams was a descendant of the fifteenth generation 
from Sir John Ap Adam of Wales, Knight, Lord Ap Adam, who was sum- 
moned to Parliament as a Baron of the Realm from 1296 to 1307. He 
bore arms, ^^ Argent on a cross gules ^ five mullets or^ These arms, with 
the name, ** I® ig'dS 21B ^WKSSi, 1310," are, at this day, still shown, 
beautifully executed in stained glass of great thickness, and in perfect 
preservation, in the upper part of a Gothic window on the southeast side 
of Tidenham Church, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire. 

I. Henry Adams settled at Mount Wollaston (subsequently named 
Braintree), Massachusetts. Here, on February 24, 1639-40, the Town 
of Boston granted him forty acres of land for the ten persons then com- 
posing his family. He died in the month of October, 1646. The inscrip- 
tion placed upon the column erected to his memory by his great-great- 
grandson, John Adams, second President of the United States, states that 
he came from Devonshire, in England. This is, however, problematical. 
It has been conjectured with more likelihood that he came with others, his 
fellow-settlers, from Braintree in Essex. He left a will, proved at Boston, 
October 4, 1647, an abstract of which may be seen in the New England Hist, 
and Gen. Register, Vol. VII., p. 35. His wife survived him, but her name 
is not stated in his will. Although in this will he mentions only six chil- 
dren by name, yet he is believed to have had the following issue : 

2. i. Henry, b. in England, , 1604; m., Nov. 17, 1643, 

Elizabeth, dau. of Moses Paine, of Braintree ; had Eleazer, b. 
Aug, 5, 1644; Jasper, b. June 23, 1647 ; removed to that part 
of Dedham which afterward became Medfield, of which place 
he was the first town-clerk; there had Elizabeth, b. Nov. 11, 

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1649; John and Henry, twins, b. July 14, 1652; Moses, b. 
Oct. 26, 1654; Henry again, Nov. 19, 1657; and Samuel, b. 
Dec. 10, 1661, died young. He was a member of the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston in 1652 ; repre- 
sentative to the (ieneral Court, 1659, 1665, 1674-5 ; was Lieu- 
tenant of the Town of Medfield, and at the time of the burning 
and destruction of the settlement by the Indians, under King 
Philip, on Monday morning, Feb. 21, 1676, was shot down at 
his own door-step. His wife fled to the minister's house for 
protection. She was mortally wounded the same night by ac- 
cident, and died before the end of the same week. 

3. ii. Samuel, b. in England, , 161 7 ; resided at Charles- 
town ; admitted freeman, May 10, 1643 ; m. Rebecca, dau. of 
Thomas Graves; had Samuel, b. July 3, 1647; Rebecca; 

Thomas, b. — * , 1652 ; John ; and Catharine, b. Oct. 29, 

1657, both died young; Catharine again, Jan. 4, 1659. He 
removed to Chelmsford, and was town-clerk there in 1659. 
His wife died Oct. 8, 1664, and he m., May 7, 1668, Esther 
Sparhawk, dau. of Nathaniel Sparhawk, of Cambridge, and by 
her had four more children, Nathaniel, Joseph, Benjamin, and 
Esther, who are named in the will of their elder brother Thomas. 
He was a captain, and died Jan. 24, 1689, aged 72. 

4. iii. Thomas, b. in England, , 161 2 ; admitted freeman, 

May 10, 1643 ; member of the Ancient and Honorable Artil- 
lery Company, 1644 ; m. Mary ; had Mary, b. July 24, 

1643, died soon; removed to Concord; there had Jonathan 
and Pelaliah, twins, b. March 6, 1646 ; Timothy, b. April 2, 
1648 ; George, b. May 29, 1650 ; Samuel and Thomas ; re- 
moved to Chelmsford, and there had Rebecca, b. Sept. 18, 
1657; Elizabeth, b. Oct. 21, 1659; and Mary again, b. Oct. 
29, 1664. He was town-clerk, selectman, and representative 
to the General Court at its second session in 1673, ^^^ ^^^^ 
July 20, 1688, aged 76. 

5. iv. Joseph, b. in England, , 1626; admitted freeman, 

1653 ; m., Nov. 26, 1650, Abigail, dau. of Gregory Baxter, of 
Braintree ; had Hannah, b. Nov. 30, 1652 ; Joseph, b. Dec. 
24, 1654 (grandfather of John Adams, President of the United 
States) ; John, b. Jan. 13, 1657, died soon ; Abigail, b. Feb. 
27, 1659 ; John and Bethia, twms, b. Dec. 3, 1661 ; Mary, b. 
Oct. 9, 1663, died soon ; Samuel, b. Sept. 6, 1665 ; Mary 
again, Feb. 25, 1668 ; Peter, b. Feb. 7, 1670; Jonathan, b. 
Jan. 31, 1672; Mehitable, bap. Nov. 24, 1678. Their soo 
John, the twin of Bethia, above named, became a seafaring 
man, and was known as Captain John Adams. He was the 
grandfather of Samuel Adams the Patriot, Signer of the Decla- 
ration of Independence, Governor of Massachusetts, etc. 
Joseph Adams' wife d. Aug. 27, 1692, and he d. Dec. 6, 1694, 
buried at Braintree, now Quincy, Mass. 

6. V. Peter, b. in England, ; admitted freeman, 1650 ; 

m. Rachel ; had Peter, b. July 20, 1653, a physician at 

Medway; Hannah, b. , 1658; Mary, b. ; Jona- 
than, b. , 1663, died soon ; Jonathan again, b. May 15, 

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1654 ; Ruth ; Samuel, b. ; settled at Medfield ; Joseph, 

b. ; afterward of Medfield and Canterbury. 

7. vi. Edward^ b. , 1634 (of whom hereafter). 

8. vii. Jonathan, b.. , [6 — ; had sons Jasper, of Medway, 

and Jonathan, of Medway. 

9. viii. John, b. , 16 — . 

10. ix, Ursula. 

7. Edward Adams, son of Henry <*>, b. , 1634, settled at Med- 
field, in Norfolk Co., Mass., admitted freeman in 1654 ; mar. Lydia ; 

was selectman of Medfield for many years, a representative in the first 

two General Courts held in 1689. His wife, Lydia, died March 

3, 1676. He married a second wife, whose name is not ascertained. He 
died at Medfield, November 12, 1716, and left a will dated May 19, 1715, 
proved December 3, 17 16, recorded in Probate Records of Suffolk County, 
Mass., in Vol. XIX., p. 225. His will recites that his wife had been pro- 
vided for before their marriage, and that his sons Jonathan and John were 
formerly supplied by him with lands, and Edward with movables and 
money, and directs that his property be divided into nin^ equal parts, 
whereof the children of his son EUashib, deceased, should have two, James 
and Henry each two, and his daughters, Lydia Daniel,. Sarah Turner, and 
Mehitable Faxon, each one. Issue : 

11. i. Lydia, b. July 12, 1653 ; mar. (prob. Joseph) Daniel, of 


12. ii. Jonathan, b. April 4, 1655. 

13. iii. John, b. Feb. 18, 1657. 

14. iv. Eliashib, b. Feb. 18, 1659. 

15. v. Sarah, b. May 29, 1660; mar. (prob. John) Turner, of 


16. vi. James, b. Jan^ 4, 1662. 

17. vii. Henry ^ b. Oct. 29, 1663. 

18. viii. Mehitable, b. Mar. 20, 1665 ; roar. Josiah Faxon, of 

Brain tree (about 1688). 

19. ix. Elisha, b. Aug. 25, 1666, d. the following month. 

20. X. Edward, b. June 28, 1668. 

21. xi. Bethia, b. April 12, 1671, d. in a few days. 

22. xii. Bethia again, b. Aug. 18, 1672, d. in a few days. 

23. xiii.. Abigail, b. Jan'y 25 1675 ) both died soon after birth. 

24. xiv. Miriam, b. Feb'y 26, 1676 J 

17. Henry, 7th child of Edward' and Lydia Adams; b. at Medfield, 
Mass., Oct. 29, 1663 ; mar. Dec. 10, 1691, Patience Ellis, dau. of Thomas 
Ellis, of Medfield ; subsequently, about 1690, removed to Canterbury, 
Windham Co., Conn., of which place he was one of the early settlers, and 
where he died. Issue : 

25. i. John^ b. 

25. John, son of Henry'' and Patience (Ellis) Adams, b. , 

at Canterbury; mar. Abigail , d. , 1762. 

Issue : 

26. i. John, 

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26; i. John, son of John '* and Abigail ( ) Adams, b. at Can- 
terbury, Conn., Feb. 12, 1745 ; mar., Oct 5, 1769, Mary Parker, dau. of 
John and Jemima Parker, of Reading, Mass. ; she was born at Needham, 
Mass., Sep. 23, 1747 ; d. Oct. 11, 1798 ; he served as captain of a Massa- 
chusetts company in the RevoUitionary War; d. at Canterbury, Dec. 10, 
1818. Issue:' 

27. i. John^ b. Sept. 18, 1772. 

28. ii. Joshua, b. Dec. 4, 1774 ; d. Aug. 3, 1813. 

29. iii. Polly, b. May 27, 1777 ; mar. Isaac Morgan ; d. April i, 


30. iv. Parker, b. May 6, 1779 ; d. June 10, 1835, at St. Augus- 
tine, Fla. 

31. V. Abigail, b. Oct. 31, 1781 ; d. Oct. 3, 1827, at Hartford, 


32. vi. Anna, b. Jan. 7, 1784. 

33. vii. Moses, b. Sept. 28, 1786 ; d. April 10, 1828, at Ellsworth, 


34. vii]. Luceba, b. Mar. 20, 1 789. 

35. ix. Aurelia, b. Mar. 10, 1793. 

36. X. Charles, b. June 11, 1795; d. Jan. 20, 1821, at States- 
burg, S. C. 

27. John, son of John** and Mary (Parker) Adams ; b. at Canterbury, 
Sept. 18, 1772 ; mar., May 8, 1798, Elizabeth Ripley, dau. of Gamaliel 
and Elizabeth (Hebard) Ripley, a descendant in the sixth generation from 
Governor William Bradford, of Plymouth, grad. of Yale Coll., 1795, in the 
same class with Jeremiah Day, who subsequently became President of that 
Institution. On leaving college, he took charge of a classical school at 
Canterbury ; thence, after his mother's death in 17 — , he was called to be 
Principal of the Plainfield Academy, and subsequently of Bacon Academy, 
Colchester, Conn. In 1 810 he removed to Andover, Mass., and became 
Principal of Phillips' Academy at that place, over which he continued for 
upward of twenty years. In 1833 he removed to Jacksonville, 111., where 
he died April 24, 1863, aged ninety years. His wife, Elizabeth Ripley, d. 
Feb. 23, 1829, and he mar., second, Mabel Burritt, Aug. 30, 1831. She 
d. July 17, 1856. Issue: 

37. i. Mary, b. April 7, 1799. 

38. ii. Gamaliel, b. July 2, 1800. 

39. iii. John, b. Mar. 20, 1802. 

40. iv. Ripley Perkins, b. Jan. 11, 1804. 

41. V. Elizabeth Ripley, b. July 5, 1805. 

42. vi. William^ b. at Colchester, Conn., Jan'y 25, 1807. 

43. vii. Harriet Haimah, b. Jan. 14, 1809. 

44. viii. Abby Ann, b. Mar. 10, 181 1. 

45. ix. Emily Jane, b. Jan. 2, 18 13. 

46. X. Henry Parker, b. April 30, 1815. 

47. xi. Phebe Phillips, b. July 24, 181 7. 

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By Miss Elizabeth Clarkson Jay, one of his descendants. 

James Alexander, b. 1691 in Scotland; d. 1756 in New York City. 
In 1 715 came to America and was Surveyor-General of E. and W. Jersey. 
Receiver- General, of Quit Rents E. Jersey, Advocate-General, Member of 
King's Council, Attorney-General, Advocate-General ; m., Jan. 5, 1720-1, 
Mary, b. 1693, d. 1760, dau. of John Sprat and Maria de Peyster, and 
widow of Samuel Provoost (her son, John Provoost, b. 1713, m. Eve Rut- 
gers, and their son Samuel was the first American bishop) ; they had 7 
children ; the entries of baptism are from the Sprat Bible in the handwrit- 
ing of James Alexander. 

First Generation, 

1. Mary Alexander, b. Oct. 16, 1721 ; d. Sept. 24, 1767; christened 

Nov. 20th ; " Godfather, his Excellency G. Wm. Burnet, Esq., the 
Governor; Godmothers, the Governor's lady and Eliz., wife of Col. 
John Hamilton, Postmaster-General." Mrs. H. was first cousin to 
Mrs. Alexander; m., Nov. 3, 1739, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, 
b. 1 710, d. 1793, second son of Philip, second lord of the manor 
(second wife, the widow Ricketts). 1 1 children. 

2. James Alexander, b. July 28, 1723 ; d. Sept. 28, 1731 ; "Godfathers, 

his uncle John Sprat, Chas. Dunbar, and Elizabeth Alexander, my 
brother William's wife." " James died of the small pox, and was 
buryed in my vault in the English Church which was then made 
for my family.'* 

3. William Alexander, b. Dec. 27, 1725; d. Jan. 15, 1783; "christened 

Jan. 4, 1725/6; Godfathers, my brother Wm. Alexander and Peter 
Greene ; Godmother, Mrs. Mary Kennedy " (Mrs. Kennedy is the 
ancestor of Lord Casilis. I have a ring given at her death to my 
great grandmother, Mrs. Walter Rutherfurd, with the inscription : 
Ob. 1 764 6ta 64). Wm. Alexander was, first, clerk to his mother, 
and afterward her partner. The firm supplied the king's troops. 
In 1754 he was made private Secretary of Gen. Shirley, and Aid, with 
the rank of Major, and in 1755 accompanied the General to Eng- 
land, and while there laid claim to the vacant earldom of Stirling, 
and ever after was styled by courtesy Lord Stirling. He also signed 
his name Stirling. 

In the Memorials of the Earl of Stirling and of the house of 
Alexander, by the Rev. Clias. Rogers, LI^.D., Fellow of the Society 
of Antiquaries of Scotland, Vol. II., p. 14, occurs this passage which 
gives some color to the claim : " Early in the i8th century, Wm. 
Alexander (probably of Edinburgh) described as * nearest heir male 
to the title of Earl of Stirling^ married Elizabeth, eldest daughter 

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of the Rev. Andrew Lunisden, Minister of Duddington, and latterly 
non-jurant Bishop of Edinburgh, by his wife Katherine only child of 
John Craig, son of the celebrated Sir Thomas Craig of Riccarton. 
By his wife William Alexander had a son and daughter, who both 
died without issue (Analecta Scotica, Vol. 2, pp. 32, 41)." I have 
no doubt that this Wm., who is described as nearest heir male to the 
title, was the eldest and only brother of James Alexander, the father 
of Wm., styled Lord Stirling for these reasons : Jas. Alexander's only 
brother, Wm., was writer in Edinburgh and ni., before 1723, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Lumsden, and she was godmother to Jaaies* 

eldest son James, and also to his fourth child Elizabeth. Jas. Alex- 
ander writes to Wm., the son of this Wm. : " New York, Dec. 
1743. Your father's memory will ever be dear to me while I have 
life, not only on the account of the relation of an only brother, but 
also of that of friend." Again, "Dec. 24* 1746. If I remember 
right, your father had 6,000 marks with his wafe, and he had four 
times that sum from his father, and I suppose improved it." Again, 
in a letter of Jas. Alexander ioWm. Lumsden^ dated Sept. 18, 1749, 
he writes : " Wm. Alexander and sister Kitty arrived in New York 
June 14, 1747, and took lodgings at Jamaica for the benefit of the 
air, a place (esteemed the best air in this province) about 12 miles 
from hence." Again, in a letter of Jas. Alexander to Mr. Wm. Wat- 
son, writer of the signet, dated New York, Sept. 18, 1747, he says : 
** my nephew, Wm. Alexander, in his life fully acquainted me with 
the difficulties he underwent through a fraud of his uncle Wm, 
Lumsden.'* In a letter from Pacheco & Tavarey, London, 1747, to 
Jas. Alexander, " Wm. Alexander and sister Kitty died at Jamaica, 
Long Island, Sept. 4, 1747." William was bred a surgeon with a 
brother of Wm. Lumsden, Edinburgh, and was done with his appren- 
ticeship in 1 734. Wm. Alexander (the brother of James) and wife 
EHz. died before 1 734. 

In 1 76 1 Lord Stirling returned to New York and was made a 
member of the Provincial Council. In Sept. 1779 Congress gave a 
vote of thanks to Maj. Gen. Lord Stirling. In 1781 he was ap- 
pointed ta command New Jersey, and in 1782 ordered to his former 
command of the Northern Department and had his headquarters 
at Albany. He married Sarah, b. 1725, dau. of Philip Livingston, 
second lord of the manor. 2 children. 

4. Elizabeth Alexander, b. Dec. 15, 1726; d. 1800 at Clermont, Liv- 

ingston Manor; "Christened Jan. 12, 1727; Godfather, Cadwal- 
lader Colden ; Godmothers, Mrs. Mary Kennedy and Eliza Alex- 
ander, my brother's wife, by my wife her prozie." She m. John 

Stevens, b. , d. 1792, of New Jersey (son of John Stevens, who 

came to America in 1698 as law-officer for the crown and Surveyor- 
General of New Jersey, where he purchased large tracts of land ; 
his wife was a Campbell, of noble descent). 2 children. 

5. Catherine Alexander, b. Dec. 4, 1727; "Christened Dec. 17th; 

Godfather, William Livingston ; Godmothers, my sisters. Christian 
and Jennet, wives of Tho. Cam and John McCresh, of Crief and 
Nuthil; m. ist, Elisha Parker, b. 1705; d. March 14, 1751. No 
children; m. 2d, Walter Rutherfurd, b. 1724, in Scotland ; d. 1804, 
in New York (son of Sir John Rutherfurd, of Edgerston, Scotland, 

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i88i.J The Descendants of James Alexander, jc 

and Eliz. Cairncross), and then Capt. British army. Subsequently 
he attained the rank of Major. 2 children. 

6. Anne Alexander, b. July i, 1731 ; d. Sept. 6, 1746. 

7. Susannah Alexander, b. Oct. 31, 1736; d. ; m, John Reid, of 

Scotland, i child. 

Second Generation, 

(i.) Children of Mary Alexander and Peter Van Brugh Living- 

8; Philip Livingston, b. Nov. 3, 1740 ; d. ; Col. Coll. 1760 ; Trustee, 

1 797-1806 ; m. 1790, Cornelia, dau. of David Van Home and Anne 
French. 2 children. 

9. A daughter, d. before 1743. 

10. Catherine Livingston, b. before 1743 ; d. 1798; m. April 20, 1762, 

Nicholas Bayard, Alderman of New York. 5 children. 

11. Mary Livingston, b. ; d. ; m., June 11, 1772, John Brown, 

Esq., of Kilmarnock, Scotland, Capt. of the 60th Reg. British 
Army. 3 children. 

12. Peter Van Brugh Livingston, b. March 31, 1753; ^' ; n^- 

Susan, dau. of Blondel. i child. 

13. Sarah Livingston, b. April 30, 1755; d. 1825 ; m. James Ricketts, 

b. 1753 J ^* ^^24 ; Maj. British army. 5 children. 
13'. William Alexander, b. Feb. 10, 1757; d. 1780. 

14. Susan Livingston, b. April 5, 1759 J ^' ^^3^ ^^ ^^"^ York, 19 Bond 

St. ; m. ist, Sept. 27, 1786, to John Kean, Esq., of South Carolina, the 
knot was tied by her first cousin, the Rt. Rev. Sam. Provoost. Mr. 
Kean was a member from South Carolina to the First Congress ; 
Cashier of first bank located in Philadelphia ; d. 1 795 in Philadelphia. 

I child ; m. 2d, , Count Julian Ursino Niemsawiez, of Poland ; 

he was called the Shakspeare of Poland. No children. Mrs. N. 
resided at Liberty Hall, Elizabethtown, N. J., fom some years, she 
called it Ursino, after her husband's place in Poland. The house 
had been built in 1773 by her uncle, Wm. Livingston, afterward 
Governor of New Jersey. There, my father, Peter Augustus Jay, was 
born Jan. 20, 1776. He remembered, when four years old, stand- 
ing in the garden and seeing the red coats pass the gate. Mrs. N. 
recollected returning with her father to New York after the evacu- 
ation, and finding her dolls and toys undisturbed in their house in 
Pearl Street. Gen. Washington stayed at her father's, feeling more 
secure there, and her father had to borrow money from his brother- 
in-law, Maj. Walter Rutherfurd, to purchase the dinner for the 

15. Elizabeth Livingston, b. June 20, 1761; d. Dec. 17, 1787; m. 

Mons. Lewis Wm. Otto, French consul, Minister Plenipotentiary 

from France during the Revolution, i child. 
15'. James Alexander, b. July 27, 1763. 
15'. Ann, b. Sept. 14, 1767. 

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(3.) Children of Wm. Lord Stirling and his Wife Sarah Livingston. 

16. Mary Alexander, b. April, 1749; ^- *^ 17^7; commonly called 

Lady Mary ; there is a monument to her memory in the church 
at Saugerties, N. Y. ; m. Robert Watts, b. Aug. 23, 1743; son of 
John Watts, member of King's Council ; his wife was Ann Delan- 
cey ; King^s College, 1 760 ; his sister married Robert Kennedy, 
and was the grandmother of Lord Casilis. 5 children. 

17. Catherine Alexander, b. March 8,1755; d. 1826, in Broadway, near 

Spring St.; was buried in St. Thomas' churchyard, afterward removed 
to Jamaica, L. L; commonly called Lady Kilty ; m. ist, 1779, Wil- 
liam Duer, b. March 18, 1747, in England; d. May 7, 1799; went 
with Lord Clive to India ; he was Colonel in th€ American army, 
Member of the Convention that framed the Constitution of New 
York State, and Member of the first Congress. 8 children ; m. 2d, 
Sept. 15, 1 80 1, William Neilson. No children. 

(4.) Children of Elizabeth Alexander and John Stevens. 

18. John Stevens, b. 1749; d. 1838; King's Coll., 1768; he left an un- 

published work on philosophy, etc. His inventions, which had refer- 
ence to the construction of steamboats, were many and valuable. 
He saw how steam could be applied so as to increase the speed of 
land travel. In 18 16 he obtained a charter to build a railroad be- 
tween Trenton and New Jersey; m., 1783, Rachel, dau. of John 
Cox, Esq., of Bloorasbury„N. J. (her sister Elizabeth married H6race 
Binney, of Philadelphia). 13 children. 

19. Mary Stevens, b. ; d. 18 14, at Washington, D. C. ; m., Sept. 9, 

1770, Robert R. Livingston, b. 1747, d. 1813, King's Coll., 1765; 
U. S. Min. Plen. to France 180 1-4, Chancellor. 2 children. 

(5.) Children of Catherine Alexander and Major Walter Ruth- 


20. John Ruthej^furd, b. Sept., 1760, in New York; d. Feb. 23, 1840, 

at his country place, Edgerston, N. J.; admitted to the bar 1781 ; 
Clerk of the Vestry of Trinity Church, and had charge of much of 
the property. In 1 787 he removed to his place, Tranquility, Sussex 
Co., N. J.; 1788, elected to the legislature, N. J.; 1790, to the 
Senate of the U. S.; 1808, removed to Edgerston on the Passaic; 
1804-40, Pres. Board of Proprietors of N. J.; 1826, Commissioner 
to settle the boundary between New York and New Jersey ; 1829- 
2fZt Commissioner to arrange the boundary between New York, 
New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; 1801-11, with Simeon Dewitt and 
Gouverneur Morris, he laid out New York City above Fourteenth 
St.; m., 1 781, Magdalena, dau. of Lewis Morris. 6 children. 

21. Mary Rutherfurd, b. 1761 ; d. July 2, 1786; at her death the thea- 

tres were closed out of respect, although after her marriage she 
had never attended a play ; m., 1 785, Mathew Clarkson, b. Oct. 
i7» 1758, d. April 25, 1825 (fifth child of David Clarkson and 
Elizabeth French); 1775, entered as a private in corps of Am. 
Fusileers; 1776, volunteered in loih Co., Jo. Smith's regulars; 

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Aug. 7th, fought in the battle of Long Island; 1776, appointed 
aid to Gen. Arnold, and appointed Major ; was at the surrender 
of Burgoyne, and his likeness is in Trumbull's painting of this 
event ; 1779, at Stillwater, he was wounded in the neck. -He was 
aid to Lincoln in the Southern campaign, and was in Charleston 
when the capitulation was signed, and he with Lincoln and his army 
became prisoners of war; was exchanged. Jn 1781 he was with 
Lincoln at Yorktown, and after the surrender of Cornwallis was the 
bearer to him of an invitation from Gen. Washington ; afterward he 
was Assistant Secretary of War ; 1 783, Lieut.-Col. by brevet, Mem- 
ber of the order of Cincinnati, i child. (He m. 2d, Feb. 14, 1792, 
Sarah Cornell, and had 7 children.) 

(7.) Children of Susannah Alexander and John Rbid, of Scotland. 

22. Susan Reid, b. ; d. ; m. John Stark Robertson, b. ; 

d. ; Mrs. Robertson resided in Paris. No children. She m. 

2d, Adison, a great botanist. No children. 

Third Generation, 
(8.) Children of Philip Livingston and Cornelia Van Horne. 

23. Peter Van Brugh Livingston, b. ; d. ; Col. Coll., 181 1 ; 

m. Maria , dau. of , widow of , Houstoun, Georgia, 

U. S. Minister to Central America. 9 children. 

24. Charles Ludlow Livingston, b. , 1800 ; d. April 26, 1873 J '"• 

Margaret, dau. of Allen, Esq. Buried in vault (of Jas. Alex- 
ander) Trinity Churchyard, i child. 

(10.) Children of Catherine Livingston and Nicholas Bayard. 

25. Mary Bayard, m. Wm. Houstoun, of Georgia. 2 children. 

26. Ann Livingston Bayard, d. 1802 ; m. March 10, 1798, Dr. Nicholas 

Bayard, New Jersey, i child. 

27. Eliza Bayard, d. 1848 ; m. John Mcintosh, of Georgia, graduate of 

Oxford, England. He headed the movement of the patriots be- 
fore Georgia belonged to the United States ; d. 1836. 4 children. 

28. Katharine Ann Bayard, m. Robt. Chas. Johnson (son of Wm. Sam. 

Johnson, First Pres. Col. Coll., New York), an eminent jurist, who, 
with John Jay, organized that part of the U. S. Constitution which 
relates to the Supreme Court. There is a MS. copy of the Con- 
stitution written by Johnson, in the Library of Congress, presented 
by Peter Force. 4 children. 

29. Margaret Sarah Bayard, m. Gerard Rutgers, New Jersey. 2 chil- 


(11.) Children of Mary Livingston and John Brown. 

30. Margaret Brown. 

31. Wm. Brown. 

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32. Geo. Van Brugu Brown, b. Aug. i, 1775; m. dau. of Hamil- 

ton, of The Grange, Scotland. 4 children. 

(12.) Children of Peter Livingston and Susan Blondel. 

33. Mary Alexander Blondel, in. Lewis Sarte, of Martinique. 

(13.) Children of Sarah Livingston and Major Jas. Ricketts. 

34. James Livingston Ricketts, d. young. 

35. Maria Eliza Ricketts, b. 1783, in Pennsylvania; m. 1808, Wm. 

Palmer, Esq., of Suffolk, England. 6 children. 
l(>. Philip Livingston Ricketts, b. 1786; d. 1842; m. 1819, M. Ca- 
mac. No children. 

37. J. W. Otto Ricketts, b. 1788; d. 1824; m. 1820, Ann Wardell. 2 


38. Julia A. K. Ricketts, b. Dec. 25, 1801 ; m. 1818, John Thorp Law- 

rence, of the Island of Jamaica. He d. 1847. 11 children. 

(14.) Children of Susan Livingston and John Kean. 

39. Peter Philip James Kean, b. Feb. 27, 1788; d. Oct., 1828; 

m., 1813, Sarah, dau. of Gen. Jacob Morris, of Butternuts, N. Y., 
and Mary Cox (Sarah m., second, Looe Baker, of New York. No 
children). 8 children. 

(15.) Child of Elizabeth Livingston and Mons. Otto. 

40. Elizabeth Otto, d. unmarried in France. 

(16.) Children of Lady Mary Alexander and Robt. WaTts. 

41. Sarah Maria Watts, m. Nicholas Roinaine, M.D. No children ; 

m. 2d, Peter Bertram Cniger (a widower with 8 children) when 
she was seventy-three years of age. 

42. Anne Waits, b. Jan. 22, 1780; d. May 2, 1835 ; m. Dec. 21, 1803, 

John Watts Kearney, b. Nov. 11, 1778; d. Dec. 27, 1852. 11 
children. (He m. second time, and had 8 children.) 

43. Catherine Watts, m. Henry, son of Col. Barclay, Brit. Consul. No 


44. Robert Watts, b. Sept. 19, 1784, at New York ; d. Sept. 4. 1850, at 

Stockbridge, Mass. ; Columbia Coll., 1803; m., June, 181 1, Ma- 
tilda Frances Sherburne, dau. of Matthew Ridley, Esq., of Balti- 
more, b. Nov. 19, 1789, in Baltimore; d. Jan. 3, 1862, in New 
York (descended from a brother of Bishop Ridley, the martyr, whose 
seal is now owned by a grandson of R. W.) and of Catharine (dau. 
of Gov. Wm.) Livingston. 4 children. She m., second, her first 
cousin, John Livingston, of Oakhill (a widower with 6 children). No 

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45. John Watts, M.D., b. 1786 ; d. Feb. 4, 1831 ; Col. Coll., 1804. Ed- 

inburgh ColL, 1809; Pres. Coll. P. and S., New York, 1826-31; 
m., 18 1 3, Anna, dau. of Hon. John Rutherfurd. 5 children. 

(17.) Children of Lady Kitty Alexander and Wm. Duer. 

46. Wm. Alexander Duer, b. Sept. 8, -1780 ; d. May 30, 1858. U. S. 

Navy, 1798-1801 ; Circuit Judge, State of New York, 1823; Pres. 
Col. Coll. 1829-42; Trustee Col. Coll. 1830-42; m., Sept. 11, 
1806, Hannah Maria, dau. ofWno, Denning and Amy Hauxhurst, b. 
Sept. 27, 1782; d. 1862. 10 children. 

47. John Duer, b. Aug. 7, 1782; d. Aug. 8, 1858; Lieut. U. S. Navy; 

studied law with Hamilton ; practised law in Goshen. In 1824 he 
was appointed with others to revise, the Statute Law of the State of 
New York ; 1827, U. S. Attorney for S. Dist. of New York ; Jus- 
tice of Supreme Court, New York, 1849-1; 7, and Chief Justice, 
author of a work on Marine Insurance, 1857-8; m., 1804, Anne, 
dau. of Rudolf Bunner, Esq. 13 children. 

48. Sarah Henrietta Duer, b. 1787 ; m. John AVitherspoon Smith (son 

of the Pres. of Princeton Coll., and brother of Mrs. Tom Callen- 
der, Mrs. Provoost, Mrs. Breckinridge) live in New Orleans. 10 

49. Frances Duer, b. 1786 ; d. Saturday, March 13, 1869 ; m. Beverley 

Robinson. King's Coll., 1773. 4 children. 

50. Catherine Alexander Duer, unmarried. 

51. Maria Theodosia Duer, m., Jan. 14, 18 10, Beverley Chew, of New 

Orleans. 9 children. 

52. Henrietta Elizabeth Duer, m. Morris Robinson, Cashier First 

Bank at Goshen, and afterward in Branch Bank of U. S-- at New 
York ; brother of Beverley R., who m. F. Duer. 8 children. 

53. Alexander Duer (C. L.), b. 1793; d. Aug. 15, 1819; Col. Coll., 

1812; m., 1815, Anna Maria, dau. of Col. David Westcott. 2 

(18.) Children of John Stevens and Rachel Cox. 

54. Stevens, boy, d. young. 

55. Stevens, boy, d. young. 

56. John Cox Stevens, b. ; d. 1857; Col. Coll., 1803. Founded 

the New York Yacht Club. Built the ** America," which won the 
race in British waters in 185 1 ; m., 181 1, Maria, dau. of Robert 
Elsie Swift Livingston (son of Robt., third lord of the manor). 
No child. 

57. Robert Livingston Stevens, b. 1788; d. 1856. He constructed 

the Camden & Amboy R.R., and was President of the company. 
He was the originator of iron-clad vessels. Unmarried. 

58. James Alexander Stevens, b. 1790 ; Col. Coll., 1808, No. i ; m. 

181 2, Maria, dau. of Maj. Theoclosius Fowler, of New York (and 
of Mary, dau. of Stephen Steele, of New Brunswick, N. J.). 12 

59. Richard Stevens, b. ; d. 1835; Col. Coll., 1810. Unmarried. 

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20 The Descendants of James Alexander. [Jan., 

60. Francis Bowes Stevens, b. ; d. 1812 ; Col. Coll., 1810; Vale- 

dictorian. Unmarried. 

61. Edwin Augustus Stevens, b. ; d. 1868; Pres. Camden & Am- 

boy R.R. ; m., first, 1836, Mary, dan. of Thos. Picton^ of Prince- 
ton. 2 children ; m. 2d, Aug. 22, 1854, Martha Bayard, dau. of 
Prof Dod, of Princeton (and Caroline S. Bayard, descended from 
Sam. B. and Anna, sister of Gov. Stuyvesant). 7 children. 

62. Elizabeth Juliana Stevens, b. April 18, 1797; m. July 31, 1821, 

Thomas Anderson Conover, U.S.N., b. April, 1791 ; d. Sept 25, 
1864. Received a swordvfrom Congress. He was in the Algerian 
war, Commodore. 5 children. 

(y^. Mary Stevens, b. ; d. 1825 ; m. Joshua Sands, U.S.N, i 


64. Harriet Sands, b. ; d. 1844 \ "^-i 1830, Joshua Sands (her 

brother-in-law), since Admiral U.S.N. (He has m. a third time, 
and has other children.) 8 children. 

65. Esther Bowes Stevens, unmarried. 

66. Sophia Catherine Van Cortlandt Stevens, unmarried. 

(19.) Children of Mary Stevens and Chancellor Robt. R. Living- 

67. Elizabeth Stevens Livingston, b. May 5, 1780; d. June 10, 1827; 

m. 1800, Edward Philip Livingston (C. L.), b. 1780 \ d. 1843 ; Col. 
Coll., 1796 ; New York Senate, 1809-12 ; Lieut. -Gov. New York, 
1831-33; Regent University New York State. 12 children (he 
married again, but had no other children). 

68. Margaret Maria Livingston, b. April 11, 1783, in Philadelphia; d. 

March 8, 1818 ; m., 1799, Robert L. Livingston, b. ; d. Jan., 

1843. ^° children. 

(20.) Children of John Rutherfurd and Magdalena Morris. 

69. Mary Rutherfurd, b. 1784; d. 1863. 

70. Catherine Rutherfurd, b. 1786; d. 1803. 

71. Robert Walter Rutherfurd, b. 1788; d. 185 1 ; m. Sabina, dau. 

of Col. Lewis Morris, his first cousin. 

72. Helena Rutherfurd, b. 1790; d. Aug. 17, 1873; "^- Peter Gerard 

Stuyvesant (his first wife was a Barclay, dau. of Thos. Barclay, B. M. 
Consul). No children. 

73. Louisa Rutherfurd, b. ; d. ; unmarried. 

74. Anna Rutherfurd, b. 1794; d. 1876; m. John Watts, M.D. 5 


(21.) Children OF Mary Rutherfurd and Major Mathew Clarkson. 

75. Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson, b. July 2, 1786; d. Dec. 24, 1838, in 

the island of Madeira ; m. July 29, 1807, Peter Augustus Jay (son of 
Chief-Justice John Jay and Sarah Livingston), A.M., Counsellor-at- 
Law ; they were married at her father's residence, south-east corner 
Whitehall and Pearl Sts., by Bishop Moore ; P. A. Jay, b. Jan. 24, 

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1776, at the residence of his maternal grandfather, Gov. Livingston, 
Liberty Hall, Elizabethtown, N. J. ; d. Feb. 22, 1843, at his resi- 
dence, south-east corner Broadway and Walker St. ; Col. Coll., 
1794; Recorder, 1818-20; Member of the Convention which 
_ framed the Constitution of New York State, 182 1 ; Prest. of N. Y. 
Hist Soc., Col. Coll., LL.D., 1835 ; Harvard, LL.D., 1831 ; 
-Trustee Col. Coll., 181 2-1 7 and 1823-43, and Chairman, 1832 ; 
Member New York Assembly, 182 1. 8 children. 

Fourth Generation, 

(^3-) Children of Peter V. B. Livingston and Maria Houston. 

76. i^ouiSA Livingston, m. Arrosama. 

77' Cornelia Livingston. 

7^. X*iiiup Livingston, b. 1823 ; d. at Stockbridge, Aug. 9, 1874. No 

children ; m. dau. of Jaudon, Esq. 

79* ^^wARY Alexander Livingston, ra. Williamson, of Baltimore, 

a widower with a number of children. 
^- Ki-iZABETH Livingston, m. Joseph Strong. 
*!• ^-A.N Brugh Livingston, ni. Ada Jaudon. 
82. JxjtiA Livingston. 

83- K.ILSYTH Livingston. 

84- Lkvingus Livingston. 

(^4.) Child of Chas. Ludlow Livingston and Margaret Allen. 

^5- Catherine Livingston, m. 1847, Walter Langdon, Esq., of Hyde Park 
(son of W. Langdon and Dorothea Astor). No children. 

(25.) Children of Mary Bayard and Wm. Houstoun. 

. ^^- Maria Houstoun, d. 1826 ; m. Capt. Madison, U.S.N. ; d. 1824. i 

°7- Ei^izABETH Houstoun, m. Duncan Lamont Clinch, U.S.A., his 2d 
wife. No child. 

(26.) Child of Ann L. Bayard and Dr. Nicholas Bayard. 

°' N'lcHOLAS Bayard, m., ist, Mcintosh ; 2d, Harris ; no children ; 3d, 
Mrs. Bayard Hand, dau. of Roswell King (a dau. of hers by her ist 
m. — ro. Bish. Quintard, of Tenn.). 2 children. 

(26.) 3 children, viz.: 
88' xt ^ ' 
j.jva' ^ICH. B., m. 3 times, as above. 

J,?,* Jane Bayard, m. Eckhardt, Prof, at Easton. 

• I^au. Bayard, m. Jas. Leighton Wilson, D. D., Sec. Miss. B. South. 

(27.) Children of Eliza Bayard and John McIntosh. 

*9* Catherine Ann McIntosh, d. May, 1865 ; m., 1819, Henry R. Sadler, 
of Georgia, d. 1854. 7 children. 

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22 '^^^ Descendants of James Alexander, [Jan., 

90. John Houstoun McIntosh, d. ; m. 1833, Mary R., dau. of 

Jos. Higbee. 6 children. 

91. Eliza Bayard McIntosh, b. 1804; d. 1835; m. 1819, Duncan 

Lamont Clinch, U.S.A. 8 children. 

92. Geo. McIntosh, d. 1850; m. ist, Euphemia, dau. of Jas. Hamilton, 

of Scotland. 2 children ; m. 2d, Salvador, of Paris ; he was 

Sec. to Legation, Paris, i child. 

(28.) Children of Catherine Ann Bayard and Robert Charles 


93. Catherine Ann Johnson, m., 18 16, Thos. Pollock Devercux, of 

North Carolina, afterward Attorney-General of North Carolina. 

8 children, f He m. 2d, Maitland, whose sister married Aug. 

Van Cortlanat.) He d. March 7, 1869, in North Carolina. 8 

94. Mary Ann Bayard Johnson (called Nancy), b. ; d. 183 1 ; m. 

ist, Gavin Hogg, Esq., an eminent lawyer of Raleigh, -N. C. ; he 
was born in Scotland, and his mother's maiden name was Alexan- 
der. I child. (He ill. 2d, Hey ward, of North Carolina. No 


95. Charles Frederick Johnson, b. 1804; lives near Owego, Tioga 

Co.,'N. Y. ; published an annotated translation of Lucretius, which 
has been well received by the scholars of this country and Europe ; 
m., 1835, Sarah Dwight, b. 1805 ; d. Feb. 28, 1870, at Paris, France, 
dau. of William Walter Woolsey, Esq., of New York (and sister of 
President of Yale College, New Haven). (Mr. Woolsey was a 
merchant, President Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer and Vice- 
President American Bible Society, and one of its principal sujv 
porters. His wife was Anne Muirson, whose mother was a Heath- 
cote. The Rev. Geo. Muirson, the grandfather of Anne Muirson, 
was sent by Society of P. G. to Connecticut, and was the first 
clergyman who used the Episcopal service and preached in Con- 
necticut. He had a call to be rector of the church in Stratford, 
but died just after receiving it. The Rev. Samuel Johnson, D.D., 
was the first rector.) 6 children. 

96. Sarah Alexander Johnson, b. ; d. April 9, 1869, at New 

Brunswick, N. J. ; m. ist, 1825,' Anthony Rutgers, Esq., of Belle- 
ville, N. J., her first cousin. 5 children ; m. 2d, Rev. Robert 
Birch, Pastor of Reformed Church, New Brunswick. 2 children. 

(29.) Children of Margaret Sarah Bayard a>t> Gerard Rutgers. 

97. Robert Bayard Rutgers, b. ; d. ; m. Cornelia, dau. of 

Van Rensselaer, of Hudson, N. Y. 

98. Anthony Rutgers, b. j d. ; m. 1825, Sarah Alexander 

Johnson. 5 children. 

(32.) Children of Geo. Van Brugh Brown and Hamilton. 

99. Brown, son. 

100. Brown, daughter. 

loi. Brown, daughter. 

102. Brown, daughter. 

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(33.) Children of Mary Livingston Blondel and Lewis Sarte. 

103. ■■ Sarte. 

104. Sarte. 

(35.) Children of Maria Eliza Ricketts and Wm. Palmer. 

105. William Palmer, b. 1809 ; d. 1862 ; Brig. Gen. U.S.A. ; m. 1847, 

Ellen, dau. of Blight, Philadelphia. 

106. James Shedden Palmer, b. 1810 ; d. 1868; Admiral U.S.N. ; un- 


107. Frances Hales Palmer, b. 181 2 ; m. 1835, Thomas Turner, of 

Virginia, U.S.N., afterward Commodore. 8 children. 

108. Philip Ricketts Palmer, b. 1814; d. ; unmarried. 

109. Sarah Julia Palmer, b. 1816 ; d. Nov. 5, 1879 ; m. Wm. Fisher, of 

Philadelphia, b. ; d. 1847. 7 children. 

no. Edward Hales Palmer, b. 1818 ; d. ; unmarried. 

(37-) Children of J. W. Otto Ricketts and Ann Wardell. 

111. James J. Ferris Ricketts, b. 1820. 

112. Mary Margaret Ricketts, b. 1823 ; m. 1856, Albert McCrea, of 

Washington, i child. 

(38.) Children of Julia A. K. Ricketts a*jd John Thorp Lawrence. 

113. John Thorp Lawrence, b. 1819 ; m. Elizabeth Graham. 5 children. 
II4- James R. B. Lawrence, b. 1821 ; m. 1847, Selina Richards. 5 


115. Maria B. Lawrence, b. 1822 ; d. 1824. 

116. Eliza Mary Lawrence, b. 1824 ; d. 1824. 

117. Philip B. Lawrence, b. 1825 ; d. 1825. 

118. William Lawrence, b. 1826 ; d. 183 1. 

119. George Franklin Lawrence, b. 1827 ; d. 1840. 

120. Frances Ann Lawrence, b. 1829 ; m. 1855, Jas. Ricketts, U.S.A., 

now Major General. — children. 

121. Julia Ellen Lawrence, b. 1832 ; d. 1862 ; m. 1853, Cornelius, son 

of Chas. King, Pres. Col. Coll. (He has m. again.) 3 children. 

122. William Hudson Lawrence, b. 1834 ; d. Feb. 25, 1876 ; m. 

Julia Hook. 

123. Edward Pacmer Lawrence, b. 1838 ; d. 1840. 

(39.) Chiij>ren of Peter Philip James Kean and Sarah Morris. 

124. John Kean, b. 1814, at Ursino, Elizabeth, N. J.; Supt of the, 

Elizabeth Gas Co. ; manager Central N. J. R. R. Co. ; m, Lucy, 
dau. of Caleb Halsted, Esq., merchant. 10 children. 

125. Jacob Morris Kean, b. 1815 at Ursino; d. 181 7. 

126. Julia Kean, b. 1816 at Ursino ; Pres. of the Ladies' Sanitary Fair 

and member of the Woman's Central Relief Asso. for the U. S. A. 
and Navy 1861-1865 ; m. 1836 at 19 Bond St., New York, Ham- 
ilton Fish, b. 1808, New York (son of Col. Nich. Fish, an aid to 

Gen. Washington, and Stuvyesant), Col. Coll. 1827 (C. L.) ; 

A.M., LL.D., 1850; Trustee Col. Coll. 1840 — Rep. Congress 

Digitized by 


24 ^^^ Descendants of James Alexander, [Jan., 

1843-45 ; Lieut.-Gov. New York 1847-49 ; Gov. New York 1849- 
51 ; U. S. Sen. 1851-57; 1830 admitted to the bar in the Sup. 
Court, New York ; 1834 was nominated by the Whig Party for the 
Assembly of New York ; 1837 elected to the New York Legislature. 
He was in favor of the Wilmot proviso. In 1862 appointed by 
Lincoln a commissioner to go with Bishop Ames within the rebel 
lines and look after the comfort of our. prisoners and to establish 
a basis of exchange. They made a cartel which released hundreds 
from rebel prisons. He was Pres. of the Hist. Soc, New York, 
but resigned, 1869. 8 children. 

127. Sarah Louisa Jay Kean, b. 1818 ; d. 1828. 

128. Susan Mary Kean, b. 1821 ; d. 1824. 

129. Helen Rutherfurd Kean, b. 1822 ; d. 1824. 

130. Christine Kean, b. 1826 ; m. 1849, ^"^- Preston Griffin of Virginia, 

Lieut. U.S.N., a widower with one child (who afterward m. a Mr. 
Redmond) Mr. Griffin d. 185 1. Mrs. Christine Griffin was Supt. 
of the nurses in the sanitary corps and was sent to Virginia and did 
great service on board the hospital ships, 1861-1866 ; Pres. of the 
Soc. for the Relief of Widows with small children. No children. 

131. Cornelia Livingston Kean, b. 1829; d. 1829. 

(42.) Children of Anne Watts and John Watts Kearney. 

132. Philip John Kearney, b. June 26, 1806 ; d. July 10, 1841 ; m., Nov. 

14, 1832, Eveline, dau.tof John Warren, Esq. 4 children. 

133. Robert Watts Kearney, b. Jan. 26, 1808 ; d. July, 1858. Unmarried. 

134. Mary Kearney, b. July 23, 1809 ; d. Oct. 1809. 

135. Mary Livingston Kearney, b. Oct. i, 1810 ; d. 1873 ; "i** J^^c 26, 

1833, Thomas Barclay Livingston, b. ; d. 1853 (a grand- 
son of Thos. Barclay the British Consul). No children. 

136. Edward Kearney, b. Jan. 15, 1812; ni. ist, March 6, 1844, Jane, 

dau. of John Clindening (called honest John) ; he m. 2d, 1873, 
Sarah H. Brisbane, dau. of Hon. Wm. Hogan, of Wash., D. C. No 

137. Alfred Kearney, b. March 20, 1814; d. Sept. 22, 1877 ; m., Feb. 

24, 1844, Emma Bradford, dau. of Inskip, Esq. ; live in New 

Orleans. 10 children. 

138. John Kearney, b. Jan. 2, 181 7 ; d. young. 

139. Susan Kearney, b. March 4, 18 18; d. young. 

140. Ann Kearney', b. Dec. 25, 1820 ; d. April 15, 1843 > '"• J"^y» 1842, 

Hon. Robt. Mackay, of Canada (son of Col. Mackay of British 
army), Queen*s Counsel and Judge (he m. 2d time), i child. 

141. Catherine Barclay Kearney, b. March 25, 1822 ; d. March 20, 

1847 ; m. July, 1845, Cornelius Battelle, Esq. i child. 

142. Susan Matilda Kearney, b. July i, 1828; m. Oct. 12, 1852, 

Stephen Watts Mackay, M.D., b. ; d. 1876; (he was half- 
brother to Robt. Mackay ; his mother was a sister of John Watts 
Kearney). No children. 

(44.) Children of Robert Watts and Matilda Frances Sherburne 


143. Robert Watts, b. Aug, 31, 18 12, at his father's country seat at 

Fordham, now the Jesuit Coll.; d. Sept. 8, 1867, Paris, France; 

Digitized by 


i88i.] The Descendants of James Alexander, 25 

Col. Coll. 1831 ; M.D., Col. P. and S., N. Y., 1835 ; Prof. Anat. 
1843-67 ; ni., July 7, 1836, Charlotte, dau. of Wm. Allen and Anne 
Izzard Deas; b. June 22, 1809; d. Jan. 23, 1868, New York. 7 

144. Alexander Watts, b. May 15, 1815 ; d. Nov. 8, i860; m. April 23, 

1849, 1" ranees, dau. of Henry D. and Jane Sedgwick, b. Sept. 6, 
1822 ; d. Dec. 21, 1858. 2 children. 

145. Ridley Watts, b. March 8, 1817 ; m. June 19, 1851, at 17 Bond St., 

to Sarah, dau. of Henry Grinnell, Esq., of New York (who sent an 
expedition to search for Sir John Franklin). 2 children. 

146. Essex Watts, b. March 28, 1819 ; m. Mary Scott, dau. of Rev. 

Revaud Kearney. No children. 

(45.) Children of John Watts and Anna Rutherfurd. 

147. Helen Rutherfurd Watts, m., at her mother's residence north- 

west comer Hudson and Hubert Sts., by Rev. Manton Eastbum, 
rector of the Ascension Church, to Archibald Russell, Esq. (C. L.), 

of Scotland, b. ; d. (a descendant with his wife of Sir 

John Rutherfurd of Edgerston) ; he was a philanthropist and was 
one of the founders of the House of Industry, Worth St. 5 chil- 

148. Matilda Watts, b. ; d. young. 

149. John Rutherfurd Watts, b. ; d. young. 

150. Sarah Catherine Watts, b. ; d. young. 

151. D. young. 

(46.) Children of Wm. Alex. Duer and Hannah Maria Denning. 

152. Henrietta Amelia Duer, b. Aug. 30, 1808, at Middletown, Conn. ; 

d. Aug. 4, 1824, at Albany, N. Y. Unmarried. 

153. Frances Maria Duer, b. Dec 24, 1809, at New York ; m. April 7, 

1836, Henry Sheaffe Hoyt, Esq., at New York. No children. 

154. Catherine Theodora Duer, b. Dec. 24, 181 1, at Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

d. June, 1877, at 16 W. 23d St., N. Y. Unmarried. 

155. William Denning Duer, b. Dec. 6, 1812, at Rhinebeck, N. Y., 

banker ; m.. May 8, 1837, Caroline, dau. of James Gore King, Esq., 
b. ; d. July 24, 1863, at Hauxhurst, N. Y. 7 children. 

156. Eleanor Jones Duer, b. Feb. 6, 1814, at New York ; m.. May 17, 

1838, Geo. T. Wilson (an Englishman), b. ; d. Nov. 4, 1839, 

at Cedar Valley, Ga. i child. 

157. Edward Alexander Duer, b. March 21, 1815, at Rhinebeck; d. 

Dec. 15, 1 83 1, at New York. Unmarried. 

158. Sarah Henderson Duer, b. Jan. 28, 181 7, at Albany; d. Aug. 5, 

1856, at Inglewood, Morristown, N. J. Unmarried. 

159. John King Duer, b. Dec. 26, 1818, at Albany, N. Y. ; d. June 14, 

1859, 2Lt Apalachicola, Florida; m., Sept. 21, 1841, Georgiana, 
dau. of Geo. Huyler, Esq. 5 children. 

160. Elizabeth Denning Duer, b. July 25, 182 1, at Albany ; m. May 8, 

1845, Archibald Gracie King (son of Jas. Gore King and Sarah 
Rogers Gracie). 5 children. 

161. Charlotte Lucretia Henrietta Duer, b. May 28, 1828, at Al- 

bany ; d. Jan. 8, 1832, at New York. Unmarried. 

Digitized by 


26 The Descendants of James Alexander. [Jan., 

(47.) Children of John Duer and Ann Bunner. 

162. William Duer(C. L.),b. May, 1805 ; Col. Coll., 1824 ; C. L. 1827 ; 

New York Legislature, 1840-2 ; Dist. Attorney for Oswego, 1844 ; 
Rep. in Congress, 1847-51 ; U. S. Consul at Valparaiso, 1851-53 ; 
compiled Payne and Duer's Practice ; m. 1836, Lucy Chew, his 
first cousin. 8 children. 

163. Anna Henrietta Duer, b. July 21, 1807 ; d. Friday, Aug. 21, 1874; 

m., Nov. I, 1826, Pierre Paris Irving (nephew of Wash. Irving), b. 
Sept. 24, 1806 ; d. Sept., 1878; 1868, Rector of P. Epis. Church, 
New Brighton, Staten Island ; Col. Coll., 1824. 10 children. 

164. Jane Duer, d. young. 

165. Jane Duer, unmarried. 

166. George Duer, b. ; Pres. of Bank State of New York; ra., 

1844* to Catherine Alexander, dau. of Beverley and Fanny Robin- 
son (his first cousin) ; she was b. June 12, 1810 ; d. March 3, 1872, 
at New Brighton. 2 children. 

167. Catherine Alexander Duer, b. . Unmarried. 

168. John Duer, d. young. 

169. John Duer, d. young. 

170. Maria Cuyler Duer, d. young. 

171. John Duer, b. 182 1 ; d. May 22, 1873. Buried in the Alexander 

vault. Trinity Church, New York. Unmarried. 

172. Harriet Robinson Duer, b. . Unmarried. 

173. Alexander Duer, d. young. 

174. Rudolph Bunner Duer, d. young. 

(48.) Children of Sarah Henrietta Duer and John Witherspoon 


175. Anne Catherine Smith, b. ; d. ; m. 1825, Henry Bab- 

cock, of New Orleans. 2 children. 

176. Frances Caroline Smith, b. ; m. 1828, Wm. H. Morgan, of 

New Orleans. 5 children. 

177. Samuel Stanhope Smith. 

178. Catherine Alexander Smith, m., 1832, Franklin W. Lea, of New 

Orleans. 2 children. 

179. John Witherspoon Smith, d. . 

180. Smith, d. . 

181. Sarah Duer Smith, m. Chas. W. Cammack, of Virginia. 

182. Theodora Maria Smith, m. Pierre La Bouisse; reside in New Or-. 

leans. 3 children. 

183. Caroline Laurens Smith, d. 1845. 

184. Mary Livingston Smith, b. ; m., ist, Clinton Wright Lear, 

U.S.A. I child. M., 2d, Pinkney ; live in New Orleans. 2 


(49.) Children of Frances Duer and Beverley Robinson. 

185. Anna Dorothea Robinson, h. Aug. 24, 1806; d. Jan. 20, 1876 ; m. 

Wm. Betts, Col. Coll., 1820; C. L., A.M., LL.D., 1850; Trustee 
Col. Coll. 1842 ; Clerk, 1850; Prof, of Law, 1848-54. 3 children. 

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1 88 1.] The Descendants of James Alexander. 27 

i86. Beverley Robinson, b. Nov. 25, 1808 ; d. Feb. 16, 1876 ; Col. 
Coll., 1826, C. L. ; m. Mary, dau. of Wm. Jenkins, a distinguished 
lawyer of Lancaster, Penn. 1 1 children. 

187. Catherine Robinson, b. June 12, 1810; d. March 3, 1872 ; m. 1844, 

Geo. Wickham Duer, her first cousin. 2 children. 

188. William Duer Robinson, b. Dec. 7, 181 1 ; d. July 2, 1876. 

(51.) Children of Maria Theodosia Duer and Beverley Chew, of 

New Orleans. 

189. Caroline Chew, d. young. 

190. Beverley Chew, d. 1828. Unmarried. 

191. Lucy Ann Chew, m. 1835, William Duer, her first cousin. 8, chil- 


192. John William Chew. 

193. Catherine Alexander Chew, b. ; d. 1862 ; m. 1839, Thomas 

H. Kennedy (Judge). 10 children. 

194. Alexander Lafayette Chew, b. 1825 ; m. 1849, Sarah Augusta, 

dau. of Phinehas Prouty, of Geneva, N. Y. 8 children. 

195. Robert Chew, b. ; d. young. 

196. Mary Chew, b. ; d. 1863 ; m. Martin Kennedy. 8 children. 

197. Morris Robinson Chew, b. ; m. April 10, i860, Theodora 

Kennedy. 3 children. 

(52.) Children of Henrietta Elizabeth Duer and Morris Robin- 


198. Catherine Alexander Robinson, b. Oct 28, 1814, at Goshen; m. 

Sept. 30, 1835, Alexander Slidell, U.S.N. He took his mother's 
name, Mackenzie, author of Year in Spain (his sister m. Com. 
Perry). 5 children. 

199. Henry Barclay Robinson, b. April, 1816; d. ; m., ist, Oct, 

1845, Catherine Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Hudson, b. ; d. 

Nov., 1846. I child; m., 2d, April 12, 1855, Maria Antoinette, 
dau. of Thomas C. Winthrop, Esq. 5 children. 

200. Beverly Robinson, d. young. 

201. Susan Philipse Robinson, b. Nov. 25, 1819; m., Nov. 11, 1862, 

Geo. M. Odell, M.D. No children. 

202. Fanny Duer Robinson, b. July 3, 1822 ; m. April i, 1841, Edward 

Jones, b. 181 2 ; d. Dec. 8, 1869. 4 children. 

203. Beverley Robinson, d. young. 

204. Harriet Duer Robinson, b. Sept. 24, 1828; m., Oct. 30, 1849, 

Albert Gallatin, b. 1824; d. 1859; Col. Coll., 1843. A.M., C.L. 2 

205. Morris Beverley Robinson, b. 1832 ; d. 1832. 

{53.) Children of Alexander Duer and Anna Maria Westcott. 

206. Catherine Alexander Duer, b. Dec. 13, 18 15 ; m., 1847, John V. 

Beam, of Pompton, N. J. • 

207. Henrietta Robinson Duer, b. Oct. 4, 1817; m., June 22, 1843, 

David F. Gedney, C.L. 3 children. 

Digitized by 


28 '^^^ Descendants of James Alexander, [Jan., 

(58.) Children of James Alexander Stevens and Maria Fowler. 

208. Juliana Stevens, b. ; m., 1847, Rev. Nathaniel Sayre Harris 

(his 2d wife); Westpoint, 1825 ; resigned army, 1835 ; Theo. Sem., 
1837 ; of the Prot. Epis. Church, i child. 

209. Francis Bowes Stevens, b. ; m., 1865, Elizabeth Callender, 

dau. of Rev. N. Sayre Harris. 3 children. 

210. James Alexander Stevens, b. ; an engineer ; m., 1845, Julia, 

dau. of Rev. Frederick Beasley, D.D., Provost University PhiL, 
of Prot. Epis. Church. 7 children. 

211. Catherine Maria Stevens, b. ; m., 1847, Rev. Dudley Atkins 

Tyng, Prot. Epis. Church, b. 1825 ; d. 1858. 6 children. 

212. John Stevens, d. young. 

213. John G. Stevens, b. ; an engineer ; Supt. of the Delaware & 

RaritaA Canal, 18 — ; Pres. of United R. R. of New Jersey, 1872 ; 
m. Theodosia Woods, dau. of Joseph Higbee. 6 children. 

214. Alfred Stevens, d. young. 

215. Amelia Stevens, d. young. 

216. Adelaide Stevens, d. young. 

217. Anna Isabella Stevens, b. ; m. 1865, Elias B. Harris, M.D. 

(not related to the Rev. N. Sayre Harris). 3 children. 

218. Theodosius Fowler Stevens, d. young. 

219. Richard F. Stevens, b. ; Col. Coll., 1852, B.A., an engineer; 

m., 1857, Emily Gouverneur, dau. of Philemon Dickinson, of Tren- 
ton, N.J. 4 children. 

(61.) Children of Edwin Augustus Stevens and Mary Picton. 

220. Mary Picton Stevens, b. ; m., ist, i860, Muscoe Russell Hun- 

ter Garnett, b. j d. 1861. 2 children ; m., 2d, June i, 1869, 

Edward Parke Custis Lewis, of Clarke Co., Va. (by Rev. T. W. 
Dudley, at Christ Church, Baltimore) ; descended from Gen. Wash- 
ington's nephew, Lawrence Lewis, and the g. dau. of Mrs. Wash- 
ington Nellie Custis. He has Gen. Washington's christening robe. 

221. Elizabeth Binner Stevens, d. 1842 ; d. young. 

(61.) Children of Edwin Augustus Stevens and his Second Wife, 
Martha Bayard Dod. 

222. John Stevens, b. 1856. 

223. Edwin Stevens, b. 1858 ; m., 1879, Lewis, a descendant of 

Gen. Washington's brother, Lawrence Lewis. 

224. Caroline Bayard Stevens, b. 1859 \ ™> J""^ 3» 1879, Archibald 

Alexander (son of Henry Martyn Alexander and Susan Brown), 
Princeton, 1875 ; 1878, Prof. Col. Coll. i child. 

225. Julia Augusta Stevens, b. 1862 ; d. Dec. 26, 1870, at Rome, Italy ; 

remains were buried Feb., 1871, in the lots of the family in the old 
Bergen burying-ground. 

226. Robert Livingston Stevens, b. 1864. 

227. Charles Albert Stevens, b. . 

228. Richard Stevens, b. 1868. 

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i83i.] The Kip Families of Kingston, Ulster County^ etc. 29 


By Ge&rit H. Van Wagenen, Rye, New York, 

I HAVE gathered from the church records of Kingston and Rhinebeck, 
some material relating to two branches of the Kip family, mentioned by 
Bishop Kip and the late Mr. E. R. Purple, in their respective works on 
the Kip genealogy, but not followed out by them, probably from being un- 
able to refer to the records to which I have had access. 

Hendrick Kip, oldest son of Isaac Hendricksen 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. : 

I. Jan, bap. at Kingston, March 31, 1678; married, at Kingston, 
Sept 28, 1 703, Lysbet Van Kleeck. Their children were : 

1. 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, 17 15. 

9. Jacob, Jan. 12, 1718. 

II. Hendrick, bap. at Kingston, July 7, 1688 ; married, at Kingston, 
Sept 28, 1 715, Jacomynte Newkerk. Had one child, named Jannetje, 
bap. at Kingston Sept- 23, 1716. A deed from Hendrick Kip and Jaco- 
mynte his wife, dated April 16, 1719, 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." 

III. Catholyntie, whose birth I find no record of at Kingston, mar- 
ried Matthys Sleight, Jr. Their children were : 

1. Matthew, bap. April 29, 1711. 

2. Anna, Oct 12, 1712. 

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^O The Kip Families of Kingston^ Ulster Co.^ and fjan., 

3. Hendrikus, Nov. 15, 1713. 

4. Maria. July 24, 171 5. 

5. Hendrikus, June 9, 171 7. 

6. Maria, Oct. 16, 1720. 

7. Johannes, Aug. 26^1724. 

8. Cornelis, April 23, 1727. 

9. Tryntje, June 15, 1729. 

Jacob Kip, son of Isaac Hendricksen Kip, and one of the five part- 
ners in the Arie Rosa & Co. patent, was born, as stated by Mr. Purple, 
Aug. 25, 1666, and died Feb. 28, 1753. ^e married at Albany, in 
1657, 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 Andriessen Bradt, and widow of 
Anthony DeHooges (N. Y. Geneal. and Bigg. Record for 1876, p. 46). 
Their children were : 

I. Isaac, born Jan. 8, 1696, bap. at Kingston, Feb. 9, 1696 ; married, 
Jan. 7, 1720, Cornelia, dau. of Leonard and Elizabeth (Hardenburg) 
Lewis, born Nov. 9, 1692 ; died, July 10, 1772. He died July 2, 1762. 
Their children were : 

1. Elizabeth, bap. in N. Y., April 9, 1721. 

2. Jacob, bap. in N. Y., Oct. 17, 1722. 

3. Leonard, bap. in N. Y. June 27, 1725; ni. 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, bori|*i732. 

7. Abraham, Dap. at Rhinebeck, Aug. 3, 1735. 

8. Abraham, bap. at Kingston, Feb. 6, 1737 ; m., Jan. 6, 1768, 

Dorothea Remsen. (These records of Isaac Kip's children, 
except the two last, are taken from Mr. E. R. Purple's 
record of the Kip family.) 

II. Roeloff, 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 : 

1. Grietjen, bap. Dec. 24, 1721. 

2. Jacob, May 19, 1723. 

3. John Baptist, Feb. 28, 1725, in. June 25, 1757. Catharine 


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. 

III. Jacobus, bap. at Kingston, Nov. 26, 1699 ; m., Feb. 17, 1733, Kla- 
artje (Clara), daughter of Evert Van Wagenen and Marytje Van Heynin- 
gen, bap. April 22, 1711. Their children were : 

1. 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, 

1 761, William Radcliflf. 

4. Rachel, Feb. 11, 1739; ^- Isaac Kip. 

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1 88 I.J Rhinehecky Dutchess Co,^ New York. xi 

5. Jenneke, bap. Jan. 13, 1741 ; m. Nicholas Heermans, April, 


6. Jacobus, bap. Dec. 5, 1742 ; m. Claartje Heermans. 

7. Evert, bap. May 8, 1745. 

IV. Rachel Kip, bap. Nov. 26, 1699; m., Feb. 16, 1720, Gerardus 
I^nris. Their children were : 

1. 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, 

5. Elizabeth, bap. May 2, 1 736. 

V. Johannes, bap. May 3, 1702; m. Margriet Van Etten. Their 
children were : 

1. 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, 1741. 

10. Samuel, June 20, 1743. 

11. Catharine, Aug. 18, 1745. 

12. Elizabeth, Oct. 12, 1747. 

VI. Catalyntie, bap. Feb. 18, 1705, at Albany; m. William Van Vre- 
denburgh. Their children were : 

1. 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 11, 1740. 

VII. Eva, bap. April 15, 1707 ; m., Dec. 9, 1733, Gerrit, son of Barent 
Van Wagenen and Lea Schepnioes, born Sept. 26, 1707. Their children 
were : 

1. Barent, bap. Oct 23, 1737. 

2. Rachel, bap. Feb. 15, 1742 ; m. Jacobus Van Etten, had dau. 

Eva bap. March 13, 1774. 

VIII. MARiA^bap. Feb. 18, 1709; m. Jan Van Benthuysen, bap. Feb. 
6, 1704, son of Barent Van Benthuysen and Jannetje Van Wagenen.. 
Their children were : 

1. Jacob, bap. Feb. 6, 1737. 

2. Barent, bap. April 29, 1739. 

3. Jannetje, bap. Dec. 25, 1744. 

IX. Abraham, bap. Jan. 24, 17 14; m. Elsie Pruyn. Their children 

1. Johannes, bap. April 14, 1745. 

2. Amelia, Aug. 24, 1746. 

3. Jacob, Oct. 12, 1747. 

4. Jacob, Sept. 26, 1748. 

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Records of the First and Second Presbyterian 



ConUDued from Vol. XI., p. 88, of The Record. 

Marriages. 1756 to- 

Were Married,^ 


January 9***. Henry Bowers, of Massachusetts, & Mary Myers, of New 

February 2**. William Ferguson, Mariner, and Jane Davis, both of New 

February 14*. Valentine Nutter, Bookbinder, & Catharine Gordon, both 

of New York. 











4*. John McCaul, of the royal Scotch Fusileers, & Ann Ross, 

Widow, of the same Regiment. (25) 

4*. Andrew Ross, of the royal Scotch Fusileers, & Mary Shim- 

fcs, of Philadelphia. 
7***. David Hay, of the Train of Artillery, & Hannah Rice, of 

New York. 
1 1*. Cap* John Brown, of the 60* Regiment, & Mary Living- 
ston, of New York. 
7^, Jacob Wanser, of Flushing, & Margaret Doxy, of New 

6***. James Burrell & Margaret McEwen, both of New York. 
10***. Donald Cameron, Corporal in the 60*** Regiment, & Eytie 

Smith, of New York. 
25*. James Watson, Mariner, & Jane Beatty, both of New 

27*^. John McKinsey, of the 6o*- Regiment, & Mary Robinson, 

29***. Audly Osbum, of the 60*** Regiment, & Elizabeth Wilson, 
i". Hugh Somerville, of the Train of Artillery, & Elizabeth 


3^ Timothy Sopea, Mariner, & Hannah Carr, both of New 


21". Hosea Lincoln, Carpenter, & Elizabethf Carrol, both of 

New York. ' (26) 

26*. Joseph Minbridge, Taylor, & Elizabeth McMullen, both 

of New York. 
7***. Robert Brough, Mariner, & Christian Luetit, both of New 

7*. Thomas Price, Mariner, & Sarah Nixon, both of New 
January 10***. Elihu Woodruff & Rachel Osburn, both of Elizabethtown. 

[* The words *' were married," repeated in the original, after the day of the month, are here omitted.] 

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13***. James Myers, Shoemaker, & Barbara Shrum, both of New 

10* William Williams, Painter, & Hester Hart, Widow, both 

of New York. 
9***. Capt. Simon Schermerhorn & Jane Bussing, both of New 

21* The Rev** William M. Tennent, of Connecticut, to Susan- 
nah Rodgers, of New York. 
28*. James McCullen, Cooper, & Mary Curry, both of New 

io**». Robert Gillies, Mariner, & Hester Steel, both of New York. 
12*^. Jesse Hawxhurst, Cooper, of West Chester County, & 

Jane Reynolds, Widow. 
IS***. Jonn Brown Young, of New York, & Martha Sickels, (27) 

of Long Island. 

19***. Robert Deal, Mercht., & Elizabeth Lambert, Widow, both 

of New York. 
22**. Joseph Black well, Merch*, & Mary Hazard, both of New 

7***. John Gregg, Tanner, & Jane Wallace, Widow, both of 

New York. 
28***. James Hanna, Merch*, of Quebec, & Mary Dunlap, of 

New York. 
21*. Arra Rose & Miriam Soper, both of Manchester, Charlptte 

County. • 
27***. Donald Munro & Margaret Munro, both of Albany 

25***. James Mackiel & Catharine Rush, both of New York. 
16*^. John Storer, of New Haven, & Lydia Burnell, of New 

12*. Peter Hall & Margaret Arroll, Widow, both of New York. 
17^ Samuel Waldron & Efhie VValdron, both of New York. 
29*. Walter Goodfellow, Taylor, & Ann Frazer, both of New 

York. (28) 

7***. Daniel Clark, Printer, & Mary Wilson, both of New York. 
9***. David Turnbull and Jane Carr, both of New York. 


18*. Adam Elliot, Joiner, & Elizabeth Waller, both of New 

22**. James Smith, Mariner, & Ann McKenny, of Turtle Bay. 
7***. John Hodsden, of Charleston, South Carolina, & Mary 

Grant, of New York. 
19***. Charles Bams, Shoemaker, & Catharine Van Maple, both 
of New York. 
3<>. Philip Duby & Keziah Okee, both of New York. 
8*. Matthias Wessels, Pilot, and Hester Butler, both of New 

August 10 or 18***. William Tillman, of Albany, & Charity Hutchins, of 
New York. 

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August 1 9*^. Richard Blake, Mariner, & Elizabeth Barrea, Widow, both 

(29) of New York. 
Sept' 23''. George Brookman, Mariner, & Jane High, Widow, both 

of New York, 
Dec' I**. James Aitkin, Shoemaker, & Hester Bel ton, both of New 

Dec' 2i\ Frederick Hetfield & Mary Dally, both of New York. 


January 4***. John Robertson, Taylor, and Harriot Merchant, both of 

New York. 
April 22**. David McKenzie & Mary Morrison, Widow, both of New 

August 5*. John McKenzie, Taylor, & Ann Cooke, both of New York. 
August Z^, Adam Dolmage & Elionar Ellison, both of New York. 
August 15*. Joseph Temple & Jane Inglis, both of New York. 
Sept' I**. Lieut' Elihu Marsh & Susannah Brown, of New York. 

I N. B. I quit the City on the Approach of the British Army the 14"* 
Instant. I 

. . (30) 

The following Persons were married by D'. | Roagers during his Exile 
from the City. | 


6*. Joseph Titus & Keziah Smith, both of Long Island. 





3^ Major Ezra Starr, of Danbury, & Elizabeth Codwise,'of 
New York. 
10*. The hon"* John Bayard, Esq', of Philad% & Mary Hods- 
den, Widow. 
6*. D'. Henry Begicon Micannon, late from France, & Ann 
Hyatt, of New York. 


19***. Thomas Tucker, Merch*, of New York, & Ann Dibble, of 


May 12*. Major Oliver Laurence, & Rebekah Starr, of Danbury, 

May 23**. John Evans & Mary Dier, both of New Jersey. 

June 24*\ Samuel Lee & Eleonar Lane, both of New Jersey. 

August 29***. Adrian Johnson & Tynee Van Voorhies, both of New Jer- 

October 28***. William McEo^nn & Martha Mehelm, both of New Jersey. 
Nov' 2 7*\ Thomas Daniels & Hannah Schooley, both of New Jersey. 

Nov' 27***. Aaron Parkenson & Margaret McDowel, both of New 

Dec' i8*\ Gaisbert Lane & Mary Little, both of New Jersey (31). 

January z^, Edmond Arrowsmith & Margaret Angle, both of New Jer- 
January 30*. John Craig & Mary Henry, both of New Jersey. 


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January 30*^. The hon**^ John Clevis Symmes, Esq', & Mary Halsey, 
Widow, both of New Jersey. 
27"*. Henry Powelson & Mary Wortnian, both of New Jersey. 
3**. The Rev^ John Hanna & Sarah Linn, Widow, both of 
New Jersey. 
Gilbert McCrea & Lydia Machet, both of New Jersey. 
Cap* Andrew Brown & Elizabeth Laboyteaux, both of 

New Jersey. 
John Baird & Mary Winkler, both of New Jersey. 
Abraham Malatt & Mary Montaigne, both of New Jersey. 
14"*. John Barclay & Sarah Logan, both of New Jersey. 
*. Josiah Meeker & Phebe Baldwin, both of Elizabetljtown. 
James Hageman & Eleonar Davis, both of New Jersey. (3 2) 
James Bayard, Merch', of Philad*, & Elizabeth Rodgers. 
Alexander Rosegrants & Mary Wortnian, both of New 

August 27***. Jacob Van Devinder & Tenny Booram, both of New Jer- 
4*. William Vankirk & Patience Damond, both of New Jersey. 
22**. Julius Dilly & Catharine Van Voorhies, both of New Jer- 
29***. Sylvanus Parkenson & Agnes McDowel, both of New 

29*. Cadwallader Griffith & Mary McKinly, both of Philadel- 

















1783. Nov' 26*. D'. Rodgers returned to the City af | ter an Exile of 
7 Years two Months & twelve Days | And the following Persons were mar- 
ried by Him after his Return. 

James Campbell & Catharine McCrea, both of New York. 
Alexander McAuly & Mary Young, both of New York. 


Adam Mount & Ann Dobbs, both of New York. 
Cornelius Davies & Mary Crane, both late from New Ark. 
James Lewis & Elizabeth Day, both of New York. 
Peter McKachen & Mary McDowel,, both of New York. 
Samuel Mott & Sarah Franklin, both of New York. 
Peter Devoe & Catharine Demilt, both of New York. 
Thomas Hammond & Maria Steinbeek, both of New York. 
Joseph Marshal & Mary Gibson, both of New- York. 
William Matthews & Elizabeth Laurence, both of New 

Jacob Peachen & Mary Curry, of New York. 
William Roach & Mary Murphy, both of New York. 
Col. Ebenezer Stevens, late of Boston, & Lucretia Sands, 

Widow, of New York. 
22^ Herman Schuyler & Mary Campbell, both of New York. 

24***. George Hurrine & Elizabeth Casy, both of New York. 




















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June 24***. Robert Newson & Margaret Gordon, both of New York. 

June 26***. Benjamin Gallachen & Elizabeth Doughty, both of New 

July 3^ Jared Betts & Susannah Leacock, both of New York. 

July , 8***. John Lowry & Ann Spalding, both of New York. 

July 10***. John Berrian & Cornelia Varrian, both of New York. 

July II***. Henry Earl & Rebekah Romer, both of New York. 

July 14***. Joseph Wilkie & Elizabeth Smith, both of New York. 

July 15*. Elijah Ward & Seba Pinckny, both of New York. 

July 1 7*. Thomas Gillespie & Judith Breen, both of New York. 

July 22**. David Cation & Susannah Lasher, both of New York. 
July , 25*. Edmond Fowl & Huldah Curtis, both of New York. 
Aug' 2**. John Auchencloss & Mary Blair, both of New York. (35) 

Aug* 12^, John Rucker, Merch', & Janet Marshal, both of New York. 

Aug* 14***. Patrick Coffey & Elizabeth Jordan, both of New York. 

Aug* 16*^. William Walker & Mary Burris, both of New York. 

Aug* 19*^. James Ford & Magdalen Hoagland. 

Aug* 26*^ George McDonald & Mary Row [or Mow], both of New 


Aug* 27*. John Rodman & Ann Campbell. 

Aug* 29***. Morris Smith & Elizabeth Jarvis. 

Aug* 29***. John Lasher, jun', & Lenah Mace, both of New York. 
Sept' 9***. Thomas Morgan & Coelia Livingston, both of New York. 

Sept' I3*^ John Frisk & Eleonar Blackburn, Widow. 

Sept' 15***. John Woglum & Ann Smith. 

Sept' 16***. Samuel Gitkes & Jane Patterson. 

Sept' 18***. Walter Frazer & Jamima Carter. 

Sept' 19***. Nehemiah Wade & Jane Smith, both of New Jersey. 

Sept' 21**. Richard Courtney & Susannah Butler. (36) 

Oct' 3**. Zechariah Sickels & Margaret McClughan, both of New 


Oct' 12***. John Fox & Mary Dunscomb, both of New York. 

Oct' 14*^. Richard Loyd & Demias Meath. 

Oct' 25***. Joseph Collins & Elizabeth Byvanck. 

Oct' 26***. Peter Vanderhooff & Margaret Herred, both of New York. 

Oct' 31."* William White & Margaret Patton. 

Oct' 31". John Pirkins & Mary Barns. 
Nov' 8***. Thomas Edwards & Catharine Bums. 

Nov* 1 1***. William Right & Susannah Allen. 

Nov' 17***. Joshua Boughton & Margaret McLain. 

Nov' 18***. Evert Brown & Jamima Dyckman. 

Nov' 18**". Thomas TenEyck, Merch*, & Susannah Stewart, both of 

New York. 

Nov' 24***. James Fairley & Audry Townsand. 
Dec' 6*\ James Hunt & Mary Cochran, both of New York. 

Dec' ii*\ John Delafield, Merch*, & Ann Hallet, both of New 

York. ^ (37) 

Decembei: 12***. Jacob Philips & Margaret Rose. 

Dec' 25'^ Arthur Lamb & Charlotte Muckelroy. 

Dec' 26* Thomas Tant & Mary Jenkins, both of New York. 

Dec' 28***. James Moores & Elizabeth Finley. 

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CITY OF NEW YORK.— Marriages. 

(CoDtinued from Vol. XI., p. 179, of Ths Rbcord.) 



den 27. Octo- Willera Van NieAwenhiiizen met Elisa- den 27 Octo- 
ber, beth de Hart. ber. 

den 3 Maert. 
den 13 January, 
den 21 Maert. 
den 21 April, 
den 25 April. 


A^ 1702. 
den Mai 5, inge- 

den 8 d^ 

den 8 d^ 

den 7 Jdny. 
den 28 Jdny. 

den r; J61y. 

den 28 July. 

den 21 Aug. 

den 21 d*. 
den 22 Sept. 

den 23 d^ 
den 2 Oct. 

Anno 1702. 

Hermanns Myer met Helena Pop. den 6 Maert. 

Thomas Pell met Aaltje Beek. den Maert. 

Joseph Proster met Elisabeth Verwyde. den Maert. • 

Petrds Kip met Emmetje Vandyk. den 24 April. 

Isaac Frederiks met Hester Van Flek. den 26 April. 

Perzonen met geboden getroCiwt 

Arien Van Schaayk, j. m. Van N. York, getro6wtden 29 

met Jannetje Jans, j. d. Van N. York. May. 
Theiinis Korsse, j. m. Van N. York, met 

Josyntje Van Oblinis, j. d. Van N. 

Denys Woertman, j. m. Van Breukelen den 24 May, 

op't L. Y. met Margarita Beekman, 

j. d. Van N. York. 
Theiinis Pier, j. m. Van Esopus, met 

Margriet d6 Foer, j. d. Van N. York. 
Hermanns Benssing, j. m. Van N. den 19 July. 

Alb^ met Aaltje Bikkers, j. d. Van 

N. York. 
William Persons, Van O. Englant, met den 19 Jdly. 

Helena Van Gdnst, j. d. Van N. 

Johannes Br6yn, j. m. woonende op 

Accergchenont, met Rebecca Van 

den Boog, j. d. Van N. Yojk. 
Jan Van Hoorn, j. m. Van N. York, met den 13 Sept. 

Magdalena Karstens, j. d. Van N. 

Joh. Dykman, j. m. Van N. Albany met 

Rachel de Vae, j. d. Van N. Haarlem. 
Elias Smith, j. m. Van Middelburg in 

Zelandt, woonende op Akerg^, met 

Cornelia Jacobsz., j. d. Van de boii- 

Jacob Paerker, j. m. Van O. Engl*, met den 27 d®. 

Maria Booljer, Wed. Van Steven Le- 
vey ns. 
Albert La6w, j. m. Van N. Haarlem, 

met Sfisanna de I^ame^ters, j. d. Van 

N. Haarlem. 

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den 3 d**. Harmen Ldtjens, j. ni. Van Hamb**, met 

Anna Maria Sipkens, j. d. Van N. 

den 13 Novemb. Salomon Goewy, j. m. Van N. Albanie, 
woonende op de 'de6telbay, met Ca- 
tharina Dooren, j. d. Van N. York. 


A*' 1702 

de licentie 
14 May. 

den 25 April 

den 28 July. 

27 Adgiist. 

28 Aftgdst. 
den 20 October. 


den 14 Novemb. 

Personen met Licentie getrouwt. 

Abraham Wandall met Catharina de 

Marines Roelofz. met Dina Thc(inisze. 
James Cebra met Anna Myer. 
Martiniis Cregier met Margariet Van 

Nicolaas Dally met Elisabeth Cregier. 
Coenradds van der beek, weddwenaer 

met Cathanne Cock, wed(iwe» • 

Personen met geboden getrodwt. 


getro6wt den i 

getrouwt den 
15 Mai 1702. 

den 19 May. 
den 29 JMy. 
den 29 August 

den 30 Adgiist 
den 2 1 October. 

N. B. den 7 was 
dit op Haar- 
lem getroiiwt 

den 16 d**. 

Cornelis T6rk, j. m. Van N. York, met 

Elisabeth Van Scha^k, j. d. Van N. 

Johannes Berk, j. m. Van N: Albans 

met Anna Catharina Nagels, j. d. Van 

N: Haarlem. 
Abraham Mol. j. m. Van N. York, met 

Sara Kwik, j. d. Van N. York, 
den 20 Novemb. Karel Robberson, j. m. Van London, 

met Elisabeth Wessels Wed6we Van 

Laens Roosdel, Van de Barbados. 

Woonende alhier. ^ 

Anno 1703. 
Uit de Franschekerk. 

met attestatie. 


geteekent No- 

Van drie onverhinderde hiiwlyks — Voor- 

stellingen, Zyn Van my getrouwt 
Pierre Savaret met Ester David. 

Personen met Licentie getrouwt. 

Abraham Van Laar met Jannetje Stred- 

Getrodwt 1702 
den 3 decem. 

4 do. 

den 16 d*. 

den 16 decem. 
N. B. Van- 
deze heb ik 
ook een li- 

den 16 May. 


(562) Anno 1703. 

January 7. Balthazar de Hart met Margrita Mad- January 7. 


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Feb. 23. Joh. Hamie mc?t Christine Rosevelt Februay 24. 

d** 27. Ldbbert Jansz. Van Berkome, met d° 27. 

Engel Hendrikz. 

Maert 2. Jan Kr6ger met Maria Cftiler. Maert 5. 

d* 12. William ffisher met Adriana Vand' Berg. d° 14. 

February 20. Willem GoAge met Dirkje Rome. d** 14. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Jngeschreven Hendrik Pley, j. m. Van N. York, met Getrotiwt den 
A** 1703 denv Sarah Molenaars, j. d. Van Boswyk. J^iiy. 

22 May. 
den 27 d**. Coenraad I^amberts, j. m. Van Amst**, 

met Neeltje Latiwe, j. d. Van N. 

Jngeschreven N. B. deze personen zyn met Licentie getrouwt, 

A**. 1703. 
den 29 Jlny. Pieter Christiaansz met Belitje Attings. A** 1703 den 4 

den 25 J^ny. Benjamin Oldys, j. m. V. O. EngeP, met 
Aaltje Schars, j. d. V. Goanis, beide 
woonende alhier. 
den 9 J61y Johannes Hennion, j. m. V. N. York, den 22 Jtily. 
1703. met Margarita Baely, j. d. Van N. 

den 17 Jdly AlbartAs Coenradiis Bosch, j. m. Van den 25 JMy. 
1 703. N. York, met Maria Yaets, j. d. Van 

N. Albanie. 

A** 1703. Personen met Licentie. A** 1703 


Jngeschreven Andries de Wandelaar, en Aagje Van Getrodwt den 

den 6 April. Bossen. 10 April, 

den 20 d°. Johan Michael Schut, met Maria Van den 24 d**. 

d'. Heyden. 

den 22 May. Olphert Saert en Hillegondt L6cas. den 22 May. 

Adolf de Groef, met Rachel Goederis. den MaV 

den 7 Jdny. Jacobus Kierstede, met Elisabeth La6- den 14 J^ny. 


den 1 7 Juny. Pieter Batery met Jenneke Davidts. den 1 7 Jdny* 

den 12 Jdly. Jan Lesly, met Ellen Bisset. den 15 Jdly. 

den 26 d^ Michael Fallon, met Elisabeth Van den 28 d^ 


den 9 Adgiist. Octavio Coenraats met Maria- Lange- den 18 Adgdst. 


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Personen met geboden. 

Ingeschreeven Laurens Cornelisz, j. m. Van N: Haar- den 22 Octo- 
1703 den 24 lem, met Helena Benssem, j. d. Van ber. 
Sept. N. Albanie. 

den I October. Aarnoiit Hendriksz, j. m. Van N.York, den 24 d**. 
met Geertje Claasz, j. d. Van N. Al- 
den 29 Octob. David Jantze, j. m. Van Esopus, met den 21 No- 
Annetje Kroesvelt, Wed. Van Jacob vemb. 
Van Noortstrant. 


1 703 den 1 2 

den 28 d^ 

den 26 d*. 

den 2 Septemb. 

den 10 d". 
den 14 d^ 
den 15 d**. 

den 14 d°. 
den 19 Octob. 
den 20 d**. 

A° 1703. 


den 4 No- 

A° 1704 inge- 
schreven den 
7 Jandary. 

A® 1704 Jnge- 
schreven den 
as decemb. 

den 28 January. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Abraham Gaasbeek Chambers met Sara Getro6wt den 

Bayart. 26 A6g'. 

Alexander Makay met Mary Cresty. den 29 d®. 

Caenraad Hdibling met Debora Beek. den 2 Sept. 

Charles Beekman met Ekay Van Santen. den 6 d**. 

Cornelius Kierstede met Sarah Els- den 9 d^ 


Johan Okey met Helena Kiersz. den 1 1 d**. 

Albert de Vries met Emmetje Van Dyk. den 16 d**. 

Hendrik Bogaart met Rfitthje de I.a- den 17 d**. 


Gerard Schuiler met Aagje de Groof. den 18 d°. 

Jacob Nicolaasz met Maria Moll. den 20 October. 

Abraham Van der Beek met Mettje den 22 d**. 


Personen met geboden. A° 1703. 

Cos'yn Andriesz, j. m. Van N. York, Getroiiwt den 

met Margrietje Tetinisz, j. d. Van N. 23 decemb. 
York, beide woonende aan de groote 

N. B. deze personen zyn met licentie. 
Conradds Tenyk, en Anna Van Aps. 

A° 1704 getrouwt 
den 8 January. 

Anno 1704. 

Kaarel Adriaansz, j. m. Van Vlissin- A^ 1704 getrouwt 
gen in Zeelandt, met Marytje Van den 13 Jandary. 
d' Beek, j. d. Van N; York. 

Theophiliis Elswart, j. m. Van N: York, 
met Blandina Bogardds, j. d. Van N: 

den 18 Febru^^ 



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den II Febr^ 

den 30 Maart 

Johannes Williks, j. m. Van Ax op 't den 10 Maart. 
ylandt Walcheren, met Margarita 
Douw, j. d. Van N: Albanien. 

Hendrik de Kamp, j. m. V. N: tJtrecht. den 17 April- 
Wonende op Staten ylandt, met Ma- 
ria de Lamars, j. d. Van de Bowery. 


A° 1703 inge- 
schreven den 
30 October. 


den 22 d^ 

den 18 decemb. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Caleb Beek en Anna Harley. 

Zacharias Goscott, en Margarita Bondt. 
Charles Smith en Alida Van Dyk. 
Jacob6s Bay art met Hillegond de Kay. 

A° 1703 ge- 
trouwt den 2 

den 18 d^ 

den 25 d®. 

den 22 decemb. 

Anno 1704. 

A° 1704 inge- Johannes Janson met Anna C16thwordy. 
schreven den 
II Januay. 
den 15 d*. Jan Denemarke met Maria Ten Eyk. 

den 6 d^ Philip Bossen en Sarah Bartor. 

den 18 d*. Johannes Kerfbyl met Margariet Pro- 

den 25 d^ Christoffel Beekman met Maria de La- 

den 25 d®. Evert Ddyking en Elsje Meyer, 

den 3 Maart. Johannes Van Orde met Hendrica Ten 

den 7 d*. Leonard Hdige de Klein met S6sanna den 12 d°. 

den 20 April. Cornelius Timber met Cornelia Meyer, den 23 April, 
den 10 May. Frederik Ffine met Jannetje Van Zant. den 12 May. 
den 30 d®. EverardCis Bogardds met Anna Dally. den 3 J6ny. 

den 8 J6ny. Johannes Frassen met Catharina Bens- den 10 d^ 


A^ 1704 ge- 
trodwtden 13 

den 16 d**. 

den 20 d^ 

den 23 d**. 

den 28 d^ 

den 3 Febr^ar. 
den 4 Maert. 

Petsonen met geboden. 


A** 1704 Inge- Joris Horns, j. m. Van de Deutelbaay, A** 1704 Ge- 

schreven den met Janneke Boogaart, j. d. Van N: trouwt den 8 

22 Juny. Haarlem. July, 

den I J^ Stoffel Christiaansze, j. m. Van Amsterd. den 14 Sept. 

met Gartrtiy Corsse, j. d. Van N: York. 

N.B. de Attest Jean Bouillon, j. m. Van Staaten Ylant, den 19 Jd. 

was geteekend. met Sara Lek, j. d. Van Staaten Ylant. (Sep.) 

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den i8 Jd-(Sep.) N.B. Zvn Van my getrouwt met Attest, den 19 Jd. 

Van Mons' Dehourepos minister Van (Sep.) 

Staaten Ylant dat van z^ne de 3 hu- 

welyksche voor stell^ aldaar volbragt 

den I d*. Frans Mulder, j. m. Van Holstyn, met den 20 d^ 

Geertie Wessels, j. d. Van N: York, 
den I d**. Hendrik Pietersze, j. m. Van Amst**, den 24 d**. 

' met Sarah Van der Beek, j. d. Van 

N. York, 
den 15 d*. 'Abraham Van De6rsen, j. m. Van N. den 8 Octob. 

York, met Lucrcia Bogardds, j. d. 

Van N. York, 
den 22 d^ Diderck Kock, j. m. Van N. York, met den 8 d**. 

Sdsanna Kregier, j. d. Van N. York, 
den 22 d^ Elias EUisse, j. m. Van N: York, met den 12 d*. 

Sarah Paers, j. d. Van N. York, 
den 20 Sd. Alexander Vcnix, j. m. Van N. Albany, den 29 d**. 
(Oct.) met Hester Van Vorst, Wed. Van 

Jsaac Muntagnie. 
den 3 gd. Pieter Gerritsz Weddenaar Van Esop6s den 25 gl. 
(Nov.) met Annetje Van Slyk« Wed. Van (Nov.) 

Leendert de Gratiw V. N. York, 
den I. Comelis Post, j. m. V. N. York, met den 11. 

Catelina Potman, j. d. V. Schonech- 

den 10 d^ Thomas Norton, j. m. Van Rood Ylandt, den 23. 

met Sarah Hausse, j. d. Van N. York. 
Met attestatie Gerard Pop, j. m. Van Bergen, met den 27 d**. 
Van Bergen, ge Lea Straet, j. d. Van Bergen. 


A* 1704 Jnge- 

schreven den 

22 J6ny. 
den 22 d®. 
den 29 July, 
den 8 Adgdst. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Albert Van Winkel met Marytje Deer- 

A° 1 704 Ge- 
trouwt den 23 
den 24 d^ 
den 30 J6ly. 

Isaac Governe6r met Sarah Staats. 
Hendrik Janssen met Maria Brown. 
Nicolaas Van der Spiegel met Catha- den 10 Afigust 
rina Stoulenberg. 
den i5Jd. (Sep.) Diderik Valk met Baerentje Van Bra- den 26 Sept. 

den 16 d**. Cornelids Jansz Langhaar met Margrita den 19 d^ 

Van Nooststrant. 
den 20 d°. John Meyer met Sarah du Fonip. den 22 d^ 

den I (Oct.) Pieter Burtell met Margarita Van Clyf- den 6 Oct'. 

den 8 Oct Andries Swerver met Elisabeth de den 10 do. 

den 8. Myndersz Steen met Engeltje Moll. den 10 do. 

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den 15 d°. 


A^ 1705 Jnge- 
schreven den 

8 (Nov.) 
den 29 do. 

den 12 Jan. 

den 9 Feb. 

den 4 d^ 

den 24 April. 

den II May. 

den 13 d'. 

den 27 May. 

den 8 Jtiny. 

den 18 J61y. 

A* 1705 inge- 

teekend den 

II Janu''. 
den 8 Maart. 
den 1 7 d**. 
den 12 April. 

den 10 d**. 
den 27 d**. 
den 21 May. 
den 23 JCiny. 

Jde Meyer met Anna Ravestyn. 
Gerard Post met Lea Straat, met attes- 
tatie Van Bergen. 

Personen met geboden. 

Moses Simson, j. m. Van Loudon, met 
Sarah Lilly, j. d. Van RoodYlandt. 

Antony Byvank, j. m. Van N, Alb, met 

Teuntje Van Laan, j. d. Van Breuke- 

Willem Van de Water, j. m. V. N. York, 

met Aafje Ringo, j. d. Van N. York. 
Jacobiis Speelwel, j. m. Van O. EngP. 

met Wyntje Breyend, Wed. Van Jan 

Diderik Van Slyk Wed', met Antje Van 

Norden, Wed. Van Joh: Elswart. 
Petrds Brestede, j. m. Van N.York, met 

Margrita Pyke, j. d. ^n Arnie Bod- 

wery. ^ 

Gabriel Bommerhof, j. m. Van Rot- 

terd", met Jnnetje Van Hoogte, Wed. 

Van Andries Groofs V. N. York. 
Martinis Meyer, j. m. Van N. York, 

met Emmetje Van Dl^k, j. d. Van N. 

William Daps, j. m. Van N. Y. met 

Catharina Stot, Wed. Woont op. G. 

beer Eyiant. 
Johan Ellin,j. m. Van Milfort, met Anna 

Haldrin, j. d. Van N. Haarlem. 
Jan Christoffelsz, j. m. Van Amsterdam, 

met Rdtje Plevier, Wed. Van Jacob 

Van Giessen V. N. York. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Enoch Michielssze met Aafje Van 1705 den 13 

Hoorn. Janu^ 

Daniel Taay met Francyntje Wessels. den 8 Maart. 

Richard Rye met Heleonora Sanders. den 1 7 d^ 

Thomas Rantforz met Elsje Van den den 12 April. 

Berg, Wed. 

Evert Van Hoek met Neeltje Jacobsz. den 17 d°. 

Isaac de Riemer met Anna Woertman. den 28 d®. 

Peter Mordok met Jane Marrington. den 2 1 May. 

Johannes de Foreest met Tryntje Ger- den 23 Juny. 

ritse Raveststein. 


den 15 d®. 
den 27 d^ 

getrodwt den i 

den 20 d**. 

den 3 Febr^ 
den 25 d**. 

den I Maart 
den 6 May. 

den 20 d®. 

den 28 d^ 

den 12 Jtiny. 

den 28 d^ 
den 19 Atigiist 

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Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Jan., 


den 30 J^ny. Bernardiis Smith en Johanna Hadding. 
den 14 Jill), Isaac Betlois met Siisanna Brasier. 

den 20 August. D° Bernardds Freeman met Margarita 
Van Schayk. 


den 31 Afig6s- 

den J4 Sept 

— z\-^ 

den 5 Octob. 

— 12 — 
den 3. 
den 15. 

den 9. 
den J J. 

den 23, 

Personen met geboden. 

Adriaan Gcvertsz, j. m. Van Coppen- 

hageri, met Barbara Provoost, j. d. 

Van Esopds. 
Hendrik Brevoort Wed' Van N. York, 

met Jaccorayntje Bokk6, j. d. Van 

Sliiis in Vlaanderen. 
Adriaan Jansse Blom, j. m. Van Suri- 

name, met Annetje Tysse, j. d. Van 

N. \ork. 
Jesse de Graaf, j. m. Van Schoneztade, 

met Aaltje Hemmon, j. d. Van N. 

Gerrit Van Schayk, j. m. Van N. Alban*. 

met'^Sarah Moewyk, j. d. Van N. Al- 

Thomas Cool, j. m. Van O. Englt*., met 

Maria Tiler, j. d. Van Boston, Woond 

Biirger Davidsz Van Gr6mraen, j. m. 

Van N. York, & Marrytje Janssze 

Romme, Wed. Van Pieter Simkam 

Van N. York. 
Michiel Cannel, j. m. Van Yrland, & 

Willemtje Sliiis, j. d. Van N. York. 
Arnall Williams, j. m. Van O. Engel*., 

& Janneke de Graw, j. d. Van N. 

Frans Abrahamsze Van Betfort & Isa- 

belle Salomons. 

den 30 J6ny. 
den 14 Jdly. 
den 25 Aug. 

Getrodwt den 
22 Sept. 

den 9 Oct. 

—23 — 

den 22. 

den 28. 

den I Nov. 

den 2. 

den 13. 


A^ 1705 Inge- 
schreven den 
4 Sept. 

6 Octol>. 

den 3. 

den 14. 

den 2I1. 

den 28. 

den 8 Nov, 

den 19. 

den 24, 

den 26, 

Personen met Licentie. 
John Gardenier met Elisabeth Witty. 

Thomas Ming met Mary Norkinson. 
Antony Lispinar met Elisabeth Klein. 
James Flimming & Alida Baely. 
Benjamin Bunting & Cornelia Caveleer. 
John Oliver & Catharina Pietersse. 
John Cornelisze & Elisabeth Nazareth. 
William Warner & Adriaantje de Grauw. 
Hennaniis Brugman & Alltte Steenis. 
Franscois Allard & Askviell. 

9 Sept. 

den 7. 
den 3. 
den 14. 
den 21. 
den 30. 
den 9. 
den 20. 
den 24. 
den 26. 


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i88i.J Records of St. George's Churchy Hempstead^ L. J. 45 

FROM JUNE 5, 1725.— Marriages.* 

Communicated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

(Continued from Vol. XI., p. 136, of The Rscorix) 

Mar. 25. James Seaman and Martha Seaman. . L. 

" " Thomas Gritman and Abigail Spag. B. 

April 6. Adam Brass and Sarah Cornehus, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

April 17. Thomas Kip, of Newtown, and Mary Carpenter, of Oyster 

Bay. B. 

April 20. At Oyster Bay, Joseph Hubbs and Hannah Denton, both 

of Oyster Bay. B. 

April 22. William Jones, of Oyster Bay, and Phebe Jackson. L. 

May 13. Samuel Baker and F'reelove Elison. L. 

June 2. Thomas Thomicraft and Elizabeth Wood, both of Oyster 

Bay. B. 

June II. William Humphry and Elizabeth Wiltsa. B. 

June 15. John Cornel and Hannah Thorne of Flushing. L. 

June 26. Henry Allen and Phebe Williams. L. 

July 22. Edward White and Elizabeth Butler. B, 

" " Jacob Totten and Hannah Cornelius, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

" " Robert Mathews and Mary Coles, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

Aug. t8. John Carman and Levina Kyssam. L. 

Aug. 19. John Oakley and Abigail Langdon. B. 

Sep. 5. Thomas Youmans and Elizabeth Skelsh. B. 

Sep. 25. Fxlward Cassety and Hannah Albuitis. L. 

Oct 31. Thomas Washer and Judith Harvys. B. 

Nov. 21. George Reynolds, of Jamaica, and Elizabeth Wandson. — 

Dec. II. Richard Wiggins, of Jamaica, and Elizabeth Burtis. L. 

Dec. 12. Henry Smith and Charity Mattocks, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

Dec. 31. Richard Cornel, Jr., and Elizabeth Cornell, both of Oys- 
ter Bay. L. 

Jan. 14. Richard Southard and Jane Smith. L. 

Jan. 16. Jacob Johnston, of Oyster Bay, and Dinah Johnston. B. 

Jan. 21. Daniel Williams and Mary Searing. . L. 

Jan. 25. James Sands, of Oyster Bay, and Hannah Haviland. L. 

Jan. 30. Charles Hubbs and Jane Naugle, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

Feb. 4. Peter Smith and Rebecca Nichols. L. 

Feb. 9. James Bedel and Mary Baldwin. B. 

Mar. 10. Philip Doxee and Annaca Shaw. B. 

Mar. 12. William Kirk and Abigail Volentine. L. 


Mar. 25. Augustine Creed, of Jamaica, and Mary Oakley. L. 

Mar. 31. John Dingee and Charity Jackson. L. 

* The letters U and B.^indicate that the Marriage was by Licence^ or after due publicatioa of the Bantu, 

Digitized by VjOOQIC 

46 Abstracts of Brookhaven (Z. /.) Wills ^ [Jan., 

April 16. Joseph Smith and Elizabeth Cornel. L. 

April 22. John Cornel and Martha Woutar. • L. 

April 30. Eldred Lucas and Abigail Messenger, of Jamaica. L. 

May 13. John Demott and Mary Hendricksen. L. 

May 19. Henry Lewis and Freelove Forman, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

May 21. Lifford Hogawoiit and Mary Smith, of Jamaica. B. 

June 16. Josiah Lattine, Jr., of Oyster Bay, and Mary Foreman. B. 

July 30. John Townsend and Phebe Carman. L. 

July 31. Caleb Suthard and Charity Beat. B. 
Aug. 8. Nehemiah Rogers and Catherine Green, both of Oyster 

Bay. B. 

Sep. 10. Job Wright and Phebe Youmans, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

Oct. 14. Benjamin Smith and Elizabeth Denton. L. 

** " Joseph Alburtis and Jean Langdon. B.^ 

Nov. 7. David Cox and Elysabeth Tingsley, of New York. 1-.. 

Dec. 10. Jonathan Shaw and Catherine Doxee. * B. 
Dec. 1 9. William Smith, of Brookhaven, and Margaret Loyd, of 

Queen Village. I^. 

Dec. 29. Edward Sands and Hannah Tredwel. L. 

Jan. 5. Michael Syren and Ruth Carle. L. 

Feb. 10. Samuel Totten and Hannah Seamen. L. 

Feb. 21. Samuel Baldwin and Canatije Huff, of Oyster Bay. — 

Mar. 10. James Tillot and Zeniiah Weedon, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

Mar. II. John Smith and Rosannah Carman. L. 

Mar. 19. James Alburtus and Miriam Dirlin. L. 


By Joseph H. Petty. 

(Continued from Vol. XL, page 29,'of Rrcord.) 

William Satterly, Brookhaven, Constable, . Mentions eldest 

son William — five other sons : — John, Isaac Daniel Richard & Henry — 
three daus. Mary Anna & Ruth, Exec" Wife Ruth 5: son William, Wits. 
Daniel Biggs Gelbert Smith, Jonathan Thompson. Proved 20 September, 
1757. L. 20, p. 370. 

James Sell, Brookhaven, Yeoman, 27 April, 1757. Mentions wife 
Mary — eldest son William, second son James — **in Case my son James 
should happen to dye before he hath lawfull Issue then my son Wessell to 
have" etc — two youngest sons Phinehas & John, (the three last named 
under age.) — dau. Mary (unm & under 21.). "I order that my estate be 
kept together until my children be brought up," the three youngest sons 
W. P. & J. to be bound out — ** in Case my son William should happen to 
dye before he is thirty years of age" — ** to my son Williams Eldest Son" 
— Exec" wife Mary & ** my friend Collonel William Smith, William Smith 

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i88i.] on Record in the Surrogates Office at New York, 47 

of the manor of S' Georges at South and my Brother Nathaniel Satterley 
of Brookhaven" Wits. Thomas Robinson John Robinson Juner James 
Tuthill. Proved 23 November, 1757 before Henry Smith in Suffolk 
County. L. 20, p. 443. 

Joshua Smith "of Coram in the Town of Brookhaven, Yeoman & 
Tavernkeeper, 10 November, 1756. Mentions son Annanias "where he 
now dwelleth " — " between the Lands of James Smith and Paul Hulse — 
son Isaac — "untill ray younger Children shall come of age" — three daus. 
Sarah Ruth & Phebe (all under age & unm.) — son Daniel (under 15) — 
"my five Daugh|ers namely Mary Bethyah, Sarah Ruth & Phebe" — son 
Jonathan — Wife Margaret. Exec" Wife, & son Isaac " and my friend 
William Smith of the manor S' George" — Wits William Garad, Enos 
Bishop, Uriah Smith, Proved 23 November, 1757. • L. 20, p. 445. 

Nathaniel Biggs, Brook Haven, Yeoman, 4 May, 1759. Mentions 
David Longbottams land formerly Sam" Smiths — ^land bought of Coll 
Henry Smith — dau Phebe wife of Gilbert Smith— dau. Margaret wife of 
Coll Henry Smith — dau. Sarah wife of Jacob Biggs — dau. Amey wife of 
Arthur Buchanan — dau. Abigail Merchant — dau Deborah wife of Caleb 
Hawkings — son Nathaniel — gr. son Nathaniel (under age,) — John the son 
of Gilbert Smith — Exec" " my two Sons in Law Gilbert Smith and Zacha- 
riah Hawkings & Edward Smith of Smithtown " (Notice the Caleb & 
Zachariah. Did he have two Hawkings sons in law?) Wits. Daniel Smith 
(cordwainer) Isaac Biggs (Joiner) Isaac Smith (farmer). Proved 26 July, 
1759. L. 21, p. 370. 

Daniel Terry, Brookhaven, 23 January 1761 Mentions sons Daniel, 
Joseph Shadrock & Jeremiah — also Thomas & William (under age) — daus. 
Desire, Elizabeth & Jemima. Exec" son Daniel, Ezekiel Hodges & John 
Brewster, Wits. Sam" Conkline (Yeoman) Ezekiel Wickes (Yeoman) 
Nathaniel Landon (Yeoman). Proved 4 February, 1761. (In the letters 
of admn. granted 26 June, 1761, Ezekiel Terry is mentioned as being an 
executor, which evidently should be Ezekiel Hodge* as above.) L. 23, 

P- 55- 

Daniel Rose, Brookhaven, 9 September 1760. Mentions wife Mary 
— son Daniel — sons James & Caleb (under age) Also speaks of daus. who 
are under age, but no names. Execrs. Wife Mary, son Daniel William 
Smith & Thomas Helms. Wits. Ezekiel Homan (Yeoman) Henry Hulse 
(yeoman) Nath" Landon (Yeoman). Proved 10 February, 1761. L. 23, 
p. 56. 

Nathan Hulse, Brookhaven, 11 January 1761. Mentions Wife Abi- 
gail — son Nathan (under age)— daus. Abigail & Elizabeth (under age). 
Exec"* wife Abigail, ** Stephen sweezy son of Stephen sweezy & Mordecai 
Homan Jun'. Wits. Ezekiel Hedges, Israel Robinson (Yeoman) Nath* 
Landon (yeoman) Proved 6 February, 1761. L. 23, p. 58. 

Joseph Swazey, Brook Haven, Yeoman 12 Febniary, 1756. Mentions 
wife Annah — daus. Rebecca Edwards &: sarah Cassaday — gr. son Nathan 
Hulse — sons Stephen Joseph & Benjamin. Exec'* " my Brother Stephen 
Swazey of the Middle of the Island, my son Stephen and my son in law 
Nathan Hulse. Wits. Jeremiah Hubbard (weaver) Mary Hubbard (Spin- 
ster) Hannah Allebeen (Spinster). Proved 6 February 1761. L. 23, 
p. 60. 

Samuel Davies, Brookhaven, Carpenter. 3** February, 1761. Men- 
tions wife Hannah — sons James & Elijah — "formerly appertaining to 

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48 Abstracts of Brookhaven (L, I.) Wills. [Jan., 

George Norton " — David Davies land — Samuel Phillipses land — " mary- 
sons lot" — son Isaac (under 21) — sons Elnathan & Samuel — dan. Rebeka 
(unm.) — " one pair of silver shew buckels that was Jonathans*'— Exec" sons 
James & Elijah, and Henry Robbins — Wits. Henry Robbins Phinehas 
Davies, haner Brown. Proved 25 June, 1761. L. 23, p. 167. 

Henry Daten, Brook Haven, Yeoman. 7 October, 1759. Mentions 
wife Abigail — **my dwelling house that I formerly lived in now in the 
tennure of Justus Burnit" — "where my son Norten Daten lives" — "to 
my Eldest son Henry Dayton all that farm or tract of Land in New Eng- 
land that he now lives on" — second son Norten Daten — Isyid had of George 
Tucker — " to my well beloved son David Daten my tract of Land in Egg- 
harbour in the County of Gloucester that I bought of Jeremiah Addoms " 
— son Abraham — ^land bought of Charles Tucker — land joining with Lisua 
Tucker — eldest dau. Abigail Salters (or Satters) — dau. Cathrine — Exec" 
Collonel William Smith, Timothy Norton wife Abigail & sons Norton, 
David & Abraham. " Land that I ha. I of Moses Burnit " — lands betwixt 
Samuel Datens, etc — land bought of Benjamin Jones. Wits William Oat- 
man, Henry Junery Robert Morss. Proved March 16, 1762. L. 23, 
p. 290. 

RoBART Rounson(?) Brookhaveu, 7 May, 1762. Mentions wife Mary 
—dau Joanna — sons Gershom James & John (all unm) — son Israeli — " my 
six sons" Stephen Gershom Daniel, Robart James & John — David Davisees 
land — Sweaseys land — Exec" sons Stephen Gershom & Daniel, " and my 
Brother in Law Joseph Davis." Wits. Gillom Davies, William Davies, 
Thomas Bayles. Proved 10 May, 1762. L. 23, p. 361. 

David Davies, Brookhaven, Yeoman 27 February, 1760. Mentions 
son William land of Samuel Philipse — land of Elikim Davies — son William 
is "to maintain my father Benjamin Davies and my sister Hannah" — son 
David — " my four Youngest sons, Henry Elisha Spicer and Joshua" (under 
age). Exec" son David & Cap Samuel Davies. (Does not name wife or any 
dau.) Wits. Timothy Norton, Silas Davies Henry Robbins. Proved 13 
September, 1763. L. 24, p. 183. 

Nathaniel Smith, Meritches. 20 May, 1761. Mentions wife Phebe — 
eldest son Josiah — " I also give him as above all my beach from bayles 
Stage West" — second son William — land in Southampton — dau. Mary 
Gardiner — "my maiden Daughters Phebe and Prudence" — "I ordain and 
appoint my three sons Josiah William and Abraham Gardiner Esq' Execu- 
tors" — Wits. John Havens, Martha Smith David Howell (Yeoman.) 
Proved 10 April, 1765. Letters to all the Exec" 26 April 1765. L. 25, 

P- 52- 

William HALLACK,'Brookhaven, Yeoman 4 March, 1 748/9. Mentions 
wife Dinah — sons Jesse, William, Richard, David — daus. Mary, Dinah, 
Sarah & Elizabeth — "to my Daughter Mary Long wife to William Long" 
— Exec" wife Dinah & son Jesse. (Jesse is prob. married.) Wits. Samuel 
Davis George Davis, Jesse Willits. Proved 19 March, 1765. Sam'l & 
George present at the proving. Letters to Jesse i June, 1765. L. 25, 
p. 67. 

John Hallock, Brookhaven, Yeoman. ** being this Sixteenth day of 
the Ninth Month called September", 1764, "far advanced in years." 
Mentions sons Edward & Samuel — ^his son in law Abraham Underbill — 
land that " my son Edward bought of Jesse Hallock — " unto the Children 
of my Deceased last Wife Phebe " — " to her son in law John Haviland" — 

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1 88 1.] Notes and Queries, 


" I will to the Children of my last Deceased Wife Phebe which she had by 
her second Husband Abner Hunt Deceased" — *'my sister Abigail Hallock 
so long as she shall live " — "my Cousin Clement Wiilits" — **to pay unto 
Abraham Lawrence of Flushing" — "my daughter Sarah Hunt" — "my 
daughter Abigail Powell" — "J will to my Deceased daughter's Hannah 
Saterlys Children," (no names.) — "to three Children of my deceased son 
John Hallock viz Samuel Daniel & Phebe Hallock"— "to my Daughter 
Cathrine Powell" — "to the Children of my deceased Daughter Phebe 
Underbill" (no names.) Exec" ** Richard Wiilits of Jericho John Whitson 
the second of Bethpage and Thomas Pearsall ofBethpage." — Wits. Samuel 
Willis, Benjamin Tiller (or Tyler) Daniel Jones. Proved 1 1 September, 
1765. L. 25, p. 135. 


Jones.— In the Record, Vol. II., p. 67, I made the statement that Mrs. Charles T. 
Cromwell, who was the daughter of Benjamin and Harriet (Jones) Brooks, of Bridgei>ort, 
and who was, through her mother, descended from Deputy Gov. William Jones of New 
Haven, was a lineal descendant of Col. John Jones, the regicide. Thb assertion was 
made upon the authority of the Rev. Isaac Jones, and of a common belief in the family, 
that the above-named Deputy Governor William Jones, of New Haven, was a son of the 
Regicide. The statement being challenged in a subsequent number of the Record (VoL 
III., p. loi), I made such reply (Vol. HI., p. 147) as I was able to do from data then 
at hand. The result of further investigations has convinced me that the Rev. Isaac 
Jones was wholly in error as to the parentage of his ancestor. 

In President Stiles' *« History of the Regicides," Whalley Goff and Dixwell, page 155, 
Is printed a deposition of Governor Wijliam Jones, made October 3, 1705, in which his 
age was stated to be eighty-one years. He died at New Haven, on 17th October, in the 
following year ; and the inscription on his monument states hb age to have been eighty- 
two. This would fix the year 1624 as that of his birth. In the town records of New 
Haven is recorded the ante-nuptial contract between Hannah Eaton and her then in- 
tended husband, William Jones y dated July 4, 1659, in which she is described as of the 
Parish of St. Andrew, Holborne, London, Spinster, and he as of the Parish of Martens 
in ike Fields in the County of Middlesex, gent. Having these authentic data, I sent to 
a friend in London, who, on inspecting the Parish Register at the Church of St. Martins 
in the Field, discovered the following entry under the head of baptisms : 

•* William yones^ son of David and Jane^ bapt. 20 Marc h^ 1624." 

I think this sets at rest the question as to the parentage of Governor Jones. Who 
were the ancestors of this David Jones, it may be interesting to ascertain. Possibly he 
was related to the regicide. J • J. i« 

Pruyn. — A (Jenealogy of the Pruyn family has been begim. All persons who are 
interested therein, or who can give any information, will please communicate with 


13 Elk Street, Albany, N. Y.* 

De Meyer.— Henry De Meyer, bap. Nov., 1692 (see. N. V. Gen. and Biog. 
Record, vol. ix., p. 16), had one daughter Agnes> said by her descendants to have been 
his only child ; to whom by deed executed at about the time of her marriage, in consid- 
eration of natural love and affection, he gave one- third of all his land. The deed is re- 
corded in the office of the Secretary of State at Albany. His wife's name was Marian. 
Agnes De Meyer married Edward Nicoll of New York, merchant.* j. o. B. 

* Mar. bond, Edward Nichols to Agnes Demire^ dated Dec. xo^ 1737.— N. Y. Marriages, p. 289. 

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50 Notes and Queries. [Jan., 

NicoLL. — The following memorandum of births, etc., is taken from a family bibk 
lately in the possession of one of the grandchildren of Agnes (De Meyer) NicoU : 

Edward NicoU 



I Feby 20. 1717. 
Mar 5. 1720. 


May 7. 1740. 
Aug 29. 1744 


June 30. 1747 * . 
Feby. 19. 1750 t 
April 15. 1754 1 
Aug. 2. 1756 § 
Aug 18. 1758 
Nov. 21. 1759 1 
Mar. 21. I7§2 1 


Agnes De Meyer 







Henry D. 


Agnes Ann 

Edward Nicoll m. 2**'^ Sarah Ross** who survived him. By his will, dated 12th 
August, 1782, proved and recorded in New York Surrogate's office January 15, 1798, he 
gives to his wife Sarah ^tjoo and a life estate in his house at Whitehall. He mentions 
in his will all his aboVe-named children except Agnes and Henry (who were probably de- 
ceased), and makes provision for his daughter-in-law Bersheba, widow of his son Charles, 
a child whose name does not appear on the list in the family bible. Saiah, widow of 
Edward Nicoll, was one of the heirs-at-law of Peter Creighton, formerly of N. Y., nuuri- 
ner, deceased. j. o. b. 

Van Tienhoven (Van Thinehoven). — Lucas Van Thinehoven, son of Cornelius 
Van Tienhoven and Rachel ( Vigne) his wife, was a surgeon of repute in the city of New 
York, He left a will dated April 15, 1706. Proved April 30, 1714, and recorded in 
N. Y. Surrogate*s office in Liber 8 of Wills, page 337. He names in his will his children 
Nicholas, Susannah, Cornelia, Sara, Elizabeth, Cornelius, and *' the two children of my 
daughter Rachel dec"* by her husband John Dumartaer." Appoints his wife Katharine^ 
his brother-in-law Adrian Man and his kinsman William Huddleston, executors. 

Nicholas Thinehoven made his will in 1695, leaving all his property to his wife Mary, 
he being about to start for Barbadoes. Mary, his wife, made her will at the same time 
in his favor. Both wills proved 15th June, 17 15, and recorded in N. Y. Surrc^ate's 
office, in Liber 8 of Wills, pp. 348, 349. Letters on both wills granted to Cornelia De 

Cornelius Tienhoven, by will dated M^rch 30, 1724, proved July 27, 1737, and re* 
corded in N. Y. Surrogate's office in Liber 13 of Wills, page 88, gives to his son Lucas, 
or such other one as on hb decease may be the eldest, £^ in full of his claim as heir-at- 
law. To his wife Gertry Tienhoven the remaining part of his estate for life or widow- 
hood, but if she marry, then he gives her one-third of his personal estate, and one-third 
of the income of his real estate which was to revert with the rest to his children Lucas, 
Sarah, Barent, "and those which by God' grace, I may in future gett by my said wife 
Gertry," etc Appoints his wife Gertry, his cousin Samuel Pell, and friend Simon Cre-' 
gier, executors. 

Letters granted to his widow Gertry. (She was the daughter of Jan Hibon of 
Brooklyn.) j. o. B. 

* Mard. i. Joseph Jauncey, m. b. Sept, 13. 1766. iu Thomas VardtU, m. b. May 9. X781. (N. Y. Mar- 
riages, p. 203.) iii. Col. Mannus Willctt in 1793 (N. Y. Magazine, Oct, 1793). 

t Mard. •;; — Woodward, sometimes Woodardy of Newtown, L. I. 

\ Mard. L Teunis Montanje, m. b. Jan. 14. Z771. (N. Y. Marriages, p. 267.) ii. John Huyck, m. b. 
Aug. 14. 1783 (N. Y. Marriages, p. 254). 

I Settled as a merchant in New Haven, C<mn. 

\ Merchant in New York. 

T Never married. 

•• M. b. June 30, 1763. N. Y. Marriages,' p. aSi. 

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The Jarvis Family ; or the Descendants of the First Settlers of. the Name in Massachu- 
setts and Long Island, and those who have more recently settled in other parts of 
the United States and British America. Collected and Compiled. By George A. 
Jarvis, George M. Jarvis, William Jarvis Wetmore, and 'Assisted by Alfred 
Harding, Hartford, 1879, 8vo, pp. 350+19. With Illustrations (2 1"). 

This is an important and very satisfactory contribution to American Family History. 
The volume opens with an introduction which treats of the origin, derivation, and orth\>- 
graphical varieties of this surname. This is followed by the genealogical portion of the 
work which opens with Stephen Jarvis, whose name is first found upon the records of 
Huntington, Long Island, as early as 1661. This portion of the work has been well pre- 
pared, and is illustrated and made entertaining by biographical sketches of distinguished 
persons bearing the name of Jarvis, and also of many emanating from the maternal line. 
Most of the well executed portraits, on steel, which adorn the work are from the graver 
of the eminent artist, J. C. Butre, of this city. A supplement of nineteen pages, which 
appears only in a part of the edition, closes the volume before us. We regret that limited 
time and space both prevent a more extended notice of this excellent work — one which 
b a monument to the family — and deserves ample patronage. P. 

Genealogy of the Family of Solomon Drowne, M.D., of Rhode Island ; With 
Notices of his Ancestors, 1646-1879. By Henry T. Drowne, Providence, 1879. 
• 8vo, pp. 16. With two pci traits. 

Genealogy of the Family of Arnold in Europe and America, with brief Notices. 
By John Ward Dean, Henry T. Drowne, and Edwin Hubbard. Boston, 
1879. 8vo, pp. 16, with a portrait. 

The first named of the above pamphlets is a reprint from the Genealogy of the Russell 
Family, noticed in The Record for April, 1880. The preparation of this history of 
the Drowne branch of that family, commencing with Solomon, b. 1753, was from the pen 
of the worthy ist Vice President of our Society. It has been carefully prepared and will 
serve as an excellent example for others to follow, and we commend it to their attention. 

The last-named pamphlet is a reprint from the October, 1879,* number, of the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register It is in part documentary in character, 
and contains a transcript of a manuscript record of the Arnold Family, commencing in 
1553, and extending to 1776. Next follows a genealogy of the English Arnold Family, 
prepared by Mr. H. G. Somerby, for B. G. Arnold, Esq., in 1870. The pamphlet closes 
with an account of the descendants of Gov. Benedict Arnold, of Rhode Island, 1662, 
through his great grandson Gen. Benedict Arnold. We arc indebted to Henry T. Drowne, 
Esq. , for a copy of each of these pamphlets. P. 

Act and Bull, is the title of a» pamphlet, which might mislead the unwary. A paper 
was read before the Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia, discussing the method of correct- 
ly computing the true anniversaries of old occurrences ; to which is annexed a copy of the 
Bull or Decree of Pope Gregory XIII., dated 24th February, 1582, which directed 
ten days to be dropped from October 5 to October 15, 1582, and which changed the 
Fast and Feast days and the Saints' days, to correct the calendar. It may be curious 
and interesting reading to many of the present day. But John Bull had something to 
do with thisw There is also annexed a copy of the English Act of Parliament in 1751, 
24th George II., ** for regulating the commencement of the year" (from 25th March, 
back to 1st January), " and for correcting the#alendar." There have been some amend- 
ments of this in England, and our Revi^ Statutes have fixed the law and rule for the 
State of New York. We are indebted to Mr. Lewis A. Scott for a copy of the " Act 
and Bull '* thus described, and deem it of value for reference and preservation. m. 

A Crosby Family ; the descendants of Josiah Crosby and Sarah Fitch—is an interest- 
ing sketch of an active branch of a large family, by Nathan Crosby, of Lowell, and 
published at Lowell, Mass. It embraces more of biography than of genealogy. The por- 
traits arc curiously different, and yet all familiar. The work is a fair sample for a sketch 
of the known branch of any family. M. 

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Genealogies, Necrology, and Reminiscences of the Irish Settlement on 

THE Forks of the Delaware. By Rev. John C. Clyde, A.M. Published by 

the author, 1879. 

This Ls a valuable addition to the early history of our country. The numbers who 

came from this settlement, now Northampton Co., Penn., into the State of New York 

exceed our expectation.' M. 

Notes and Queries, a Medium of Intercommunication for Literary Men, General 
Readers, etc. Published every Saturday in London. Office, 20 Wellington Street, 
Strand, W.C. 
The number of September 4, 1880, now before us, is No. 36 of 6th series ; each sc- 
ries embracing ten volumes, and covering five years ; so that over twenty-five years have 
elapsed since the commencement of the journal. Its character has improved, b<>th by the 
skill and experience of its editorial corps, in rejecting frivolous or ill-considered articles^ 
and abbreviating others, and by the improvement of ils contributors in the aim, scope, 
learning, and character of their condensed, accurate, and often pithy communications. 
The work has improved also in its wider view, and in the notice it often takes of our 
American off-shoot. It has become quite an aid to the genealogist, as well as the his- 
torian. The General Index for each series increases the usefulness and value of the 
whole for purposes of reference. They become very convenient for the elucidation of 
many troublesome questions in literature and history. The advertisement of a General 
Index for the fifth series expresses correctly the idea: a "store of varied, useful, and 
amusing information, sorted and labelled, ready for use ; " of which (as Brougham said), 
the •• value and utility " " were increased ten fold by its capital indexes." m. 

Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica. New Series. Edited by Joseph Jack- 
son Howard, London. 
This work, in September, 1880, had arrived at its 32d No. for Volume III. It con- 
tinued the publication of curious and Interesting genealogies, and of church records, 
wills, and deeds, with, occasionally, excellent plates. Many of the contributions explain, 
or relate to the ancestors of Americans. M. 

The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York, prepared pursuant 
to a joint resolution of the legislature, bpr Allen C. Beach, Secretary of State, will be 
deemed valuable by many for the extensive historical gatherings. In its various addresses 
and details it presents to us a large share of biographical and genealogical records, with- 
out which its mere history would sink rapidly out of sight. The Roster of the Battle of 
Oriskany, p. 144, attempts to preserve the names of men who took part in that important 
action, and of many of their descendants. M. 

The Genealogist, edited by George W. Marshall, LL.D., also published in 
London, had arrived in July, 1880, to No. 35 of Volume IV. 

This work contains a large number of English pedigrees. It is now publishing also 
one of the Herald* s visitations of Lincolnshire, which visitations throw light on American 
ancestries. Its notices of books are valuable. M. 

The Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, published at Salem, 
Mass., reach, during the past year, the seventeenth volume. They embrace a great va- 
riety of original matter deserving of publication. The gleanings from English records 
about New England families, published during the year, open a new and extended field 
for publication here, and one of much interest. M. 

The Keyes Family Genealogy is an interesting though imperfect work. We dc- 
svg^ to recur to it again, and to notice other works received, which deserve fuller explana- 
tion. M. 

The New England Historic Genealogical Register continues to be published 
by the Society in Boston, and maintains il^ highly useful and interesting character. The 
year 1880 completes its thirty-fourth volume. M. 

The Magazine of American History, edited by John Anston Stevens, and 
published by A. S. Barnes & Co., of New York, is known by nearly all our subscribers, 
and is apparently pursuing a very successful career. M. 

The Pennsylvania Magazine has nearly completed its fourth volume, sustamed 
by the publication fund of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. It is well printed on 
good paper, with embellishments, and embraces in its pages biography and genealogy, as 
well as history and general science. M. 

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An Address on the Twelfth Anniversary of the New York Gene- 
alogical AND Biographical Society, held February 24, 1881. 

By Thomas J. Rush, Esq. 

The problems connected with the early development of the strength 
and independence of the people of this country we are all familiar with; 
and in our own day, eloquence and philosophy have united in making 
their recital of more than ordinary attractiveness. Your own Society has 
had no small or insignificant share in unfolding, by the careful research and 
compilation exhibited in its published ** Record," the minute and biographic 
facts relating to earlier times and other men. Through the labor bestowed 
upon your publications, there has been preserved in authentic form the 
details of genealogy and biography which not only aid us in understanding 
many questions concerning the early history of our people, and in tracing the 
growth of the peculiar phases of its first society, but of extreme in>ix)rtance 
to the historian who shall seek to elaborate the annals of our public life. 
Amid the pomp and display attending such anniversaries as have lately 
occurred, we are apt to lose sight of, or neglect, serious phases of social 
life, until some startling turn of events withdraws our attention to the more 
commonplace, yet superior, claims of the day and generation. 

Of all the qyestions demanding the examination of the thoughtful citi- 
zen, none presents higher claim to his attention than that pertaining to the 
characteristics of race, as affecting the increasing and diverse population 
of our favored land. Actual participation in a common danger, and a gen- 
eral similarity of taste and influence, of moral and social, if not of religious 
life, gave comparative solidity to the mass of the peoj^e, in the days of our 
early trials; and the vitality of the issue at stake, in the struggle of later 
times, overcame for the moment all diversity of interests among the classes 
into which our people were divided. Birth and race were lost sight of in 
the paramount question of the life of the nation. But now, some who lay 

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no claim to the title of " Alannists," see, in the condition of our citizen- 
ship, as affected by the adoption thereinto of a distinct race, and by the 
already large addition of the Mongolian element, a danger at least worthy 
of careful and dispassionate thought. 

In a representative form of government, all questions of public economy, 
at home and abroad, are ultimately referred to and determined by public 
opinion — the general expression of the determination of thoughtful men. 

In the announcement of the voice of the people all are supposed to 
participate. The theory and plan of government are elaborated to accom- 
plish, as near as practicaljle, that purpose. With this principle underlying 
our social structure, examination of the character of the elements compos- 
ing our people becomes of transcendant importance, not only as pertains 
to the present, but as well to the future. It is self-evident that the fabric 
of our nationality can only resist such forces as must test its stability in 
proportion to the unity, excellence, and adhesiveness of the different ele- 
ments which enter into and form its detailed parts. True statesmanship 
requires the study of man, as represented in our people, with attention to 
all the peculiar and distinct characteristics which belong to the different 
divisions of the human family. With profound sagacity the late Dr. Os- 
good, in his address before this Society in 1878, declared that •* modem 
thinking begins with the individual and asks for the influences that form 
him." It is only by a knowledge of such influences that we can rationally 
judge as to his future conduct. In larger measure than we are apt to ac- 
knowledge, men are indebted to their ancestors for the good and evil which 
pertain to them. Philosophic students of history and ethnology tell us, 
with a truthfulness which investigation demonstrates, that not only do the 
great divisions of the human family have varied peculiarities in modes of 
life and thought, but that the diversity continues even to the remotest sub- 
divisions of mankind. Mere change of locality works little or no influence 
upon the mental and moral structure of a man or race of men. The lapse 
of centuries, under a different climate and with changed natural elements 
in the environments of a race, will accomplish but slight modifications in 
the distinctive features of mind and heart. 

The Dutch families who settled in Southern Africa three hundred years 
ago, are now as fair and as pure in Saxon blood and disposition as the na- 
tive Hollander ("Races of Men," p. 94). 

The mere fact that different races contemporaneously inhabit the same 
country does not change or obliterate their peculiarities. It is only by 
the absorption of one race into the other that the virtues and vices of each 
are commingled in the formation of a distinct species, usually of weaker 
physical organization than either of the formative elements. ** Races of 
men have their histories as well as nations — histories lost in the abyss of 
time ; they have an individualism and form a family, which may be de- 
stroyed but not sensibly modified hy climate " f** Races of Men,*' p. 572). 

The fusion of the Norman into the population of England and the com- 
plete distinctness of the Celtic from the Saxon element of Ireland, exem- 
plify these facts when applied to subdivisions of the same race. It might be 
of interest to examine the extent to which governmental institutions have 
affected each case, but that the two families united in the one case and 
have remained distinct in the other can hardly be doubted. 

In order that there may be any amalgamation of the different subdivis- 
ion's of the race, it is essential that an approximate harmony of the leading 

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characteristics of mind and temperament shall exist. In early days the 
Jewish shepherds were an abomination to the Egyptians, and it was imprac- 
ticable for them to live together in the same country. In modern times 
and in civilized society, Roman and Protestant Christianity has not found 
its devotees capable of harmonious intercourse within the limits of one prov- 
ince. The underlying principle of charity, upon which the religion was 
founded, has not been sufficiently developed to prevent the bitterest feuds 
and the most implacable hatreds, between members of the same common 
stock, inhabitants of the same territory. 

The adoption of foreigners into the body of citizens has always and de- 
servedly enlisted the greatest care by such departments of government as 
have had it in charge. The ancient Republics of Greece and Rome with 
jealousy guarded the rights of citizenship against adulteration of foreign 
mixtures, and the Swiss in modern times have not been less cautious on 
the same subject. It was not until the time of Antonius Caracalla, that to 
all the free inhabitants of tlie empire were communicated the name and 
privileges of Roman citizens (" Gibbon's Rome," Chap. VI.). The unique 
position of these Republics made such safeguards of great importance. 

The extensive quantity of unimproved land to be occupied — a conti- 
nent almost vacant — and the needed strength and wealth to be derived 
from the incoming of the European, led the early statesmen of the Ameri- 
can Republic to frame a simple system of naturalization, which, in their 
judgnientf tended to procure a knowledge of the circumstances of our gov- 
ernment, an admission of the truth of the principles upon which it was 
based, and the acquisition of a taste the representative form, before final 
adoption into the people. A residence of five years was deemed suffi- 
cient to modify opinions filled with the prejudices of education under mon- 
archical and aristocratic governments, and to cultivate an appreciation of 
the beneficences of Republican institutions. As to the ultimate efficacy of 
this probationary period in accomplishing the desired results there may be 
difference of opinion. But at all events we wanted men and money, and 
the doctrine of exclusiveness would have come with questionable propriety 
from those who denied the right of the Indian to exclude them. 

While the current of accession was confined to the Eastern Coast, and 
limited to Europeans, or the Caucasian Race, the diversity of habit, taste, 
capacity, intelligence, and morality, was lost sight of, in the pressure of com- 
mon and constant industry, interest, and trial, and scattered as the incomers 
were over a vast area of frontier land. But even while so confined, many 
of the populous cities along the sea-coast have felt the injurious results of 
imported vice and bad habits which no period of residence among us has 
been able to obliterate. There never came, however, to be seriously evi- 
dent, the distinct and emphatic antipathy and contest of races, which even 
religion cannot entirely remove and which the intolerance of its sects has 
often encouraged. 

As the Western Coast of our country became populous and rich, there 
was demanded a method of communication more rapid and constant than 
that afforded by distant water transportation ; and the construction of trans- 
continental railroads became a necessity. Cheapest labor was demanded, 
and a new element of population found its way into the sea-ports of the 
Pacific So long as the supply was only sufficient to fill this special and 
unusual demand for laborers, no collision occurred between the Caucasian 
and Mongolian Races ; but when the enterprise, to accomplish which the 

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Chinese had come, was finished, and they began to displace white labor in 
various manufacturing and industrial pursuits, the question of the ultimate 
effect of their presence and constant influx from an inexhaustible source, 
became serious enough to attract general attention. Reliable data fix the 
number of the Chinese on the Pacific coast at about 90,000. They have 
supplanted the white citizens in many occupations involving mere manual 
dexterity, not because of superior skill, but from the/tzr/that they can af- 
ford to work cheaper. Capital is no respecter of persons, even though the 
dignity and life of the laborer be at stake,-and Chinese industry being of 
less cost receives patronage. The Chinese in our midst work for less wages 
than the whites, for the reason that they have no families dependent upon 
them for support ; that they live upon the cheapest food in small quantities, 
and by their disregard of all laws of civilized decency herd together in a 
minimum of space at the least practicable cost. The class of Mongolians 
whose presence has been regarded as a blight on the prospects of the Pa- 
cific Coast, is the lowest of their society, and often importeddnto the coun- 
try under the complete control of companies which regulate to detail, their 

The people of the State of California, within whose limits about two- 
thirds of this race are, have attempted in various ways to limit or restrain 
this addition to their population, often perhaps by methods based more 
upon passion than sober thought, and Congress has been appealed to by 
them, session after session, for some remedy of the difficulty. The final re- 
sult of constant agitation of the subject has been the security of a treaty by 
which (if ratified) the matter of regulating immigration of Chinese laborers 
is left to our government. The following is the article of the proposed 
treaty referring to the subject : 

Article i. — Whenever, in the opinion of the government of the United States, the 
coming of Chinese laborers to the United States or their residence therein affect or 
threaten to affect the interests of that country, or to endanger the good order of the said 
country, or of any locality within the territory thereof, the government of China agrees 
that the government of the United States may regulate, limit, or suspend such coming or 
residence, but may not absolutely prohibit it. Tne limitation or suspension shall be rea- 
sonable and shall apply only to Chines^ who may go to the United States as laborers, 
other classes not being included in the limitations. Legislation taken in regard to Chi- 
nese laborers will be of such a character only as is necessary to enforce the regulation, 
limitation, or suspension of immigration, and immigrants shall not be subject to personal 
maltreatment or abuse. 

You will have observed that the absolute prohibition of immigration is 
forbidden, and that the regulation, limitation, or suspension of their coining 
rests upon the discretion of our government. The necessity which shall 
justify the exercise of this discretion, the forms essential to authenticate 
the need of restriction, the amount and nature of the injurious effects, 
threatened or accomplished, requisite to demand the operation of restrict- 
ive legislation — all these features are left in uncertainty for the future de- 
termination of our statesmen. 

In view of the comprehensive application of the constitution of the 
United States, as amended, to the subject of citizenship and the interdiction 
of any limitation of rights or privileges, based upon " race, color, or previ- 
ous condition of servitude," of the equality in the eyes of the law of all citi- 
zens and the need of the concurrence of our representatives in effectuating 
any remedy which the proposed treaty promises to accomplish, it becomes 
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in some manner, from its population of four hundred millions, can easily 
supply a sufficient number to change the race and character of the people 
of, at least, our Pacific States. Jfy as some affirm, we are to have no choice 
in determining who shall be our associates in the^ care and administration of 
the government devised, perfected, and protected by our ancestors, it is yet 
desirable to know something of this race — as our future associates or com- 
petitors — what they have been and have accomplished, what customs they 
bring with them, with what tenacity they adhere to their habits and opin- 
ions, whether they will or can adopt our civilization, and whether they 
promise to bring peace within our territory or threaten to prove a constant 
source of contest and embarrassment. Their diseases may be dangerous. 
Their vices are contagious. Their virtues may strengthen us. 

Motives of self-protection, as well as of seJf-culture, demand a knowl- 
edge and selection of the influences that make and modify us, and thus 
exalt or degrade our condition and that of the age in which, and ih^ people 
among whom, we live. The largest liberty of choice is left to each person 
in the selection of associates, pursuits, studies, and opinions. Wise and 
most fortunate is he who adopts the best, such as co-operate in perfecting 
his mental, moral, and even physical nature. 

In our representative system of government every existing form of be- 
lief and prejudice affects us. They enter into the determination of the na- 
-ture and scope of our laws, for they are represented in legislation ; they 
modify the execution of those laws, for the jury-box is open to them, and 
from all quarters, the press, public discussion, and even art, they assail 
with undiminished persistency. 

A three-fold source of information is open to us, in our hurried and 
imperfect consideration of the Chinese character, namely the published 
opinions of those who have resided among the people, the philosophic in- 
vestigations of such scientists as have made human race their study, and 
the experience of those of our countrymen who have had their customs and 
character, and the influences thereof, exemplified by the presence of large 
numbers of the Mongolians in their midst. 

Says Mr. Gray, in his work upon China : '*The moral character of the 
Chinese is a book written in strange letters which are more complex and 
difficult for one of another race, religion, and language to decipher, than 
their own singularly compounded word-symbols. In the same individual, 
virtues and vices apparently incompatible are placed side by side. Meek- 
ness, gentleness, docility, industry, contentment, cheerfulness, obedience to 
superiors, dutifulness to parents and reverence for the aged are, in one and 
the same person, the companions of insincerity, lying, flattery, treachery, 
cruelty, jealousy, ingratitude, avarice, and distrust of others. The Chinese 
are a weak and timid people, and in consequence, like all similarly consti- 
tuted races, they seek a natural refuge in deceit and fraud. Where they do 
not accept the indiff*erence of atheism, they are the slaves of grossly super- 
stitious religions. Their social life suff"ers from the baneful eff"ects of 

Their government is an absolute monarchy, and the emperor regards 
himself, and is recognized by the people, as the connecting link between 
themselves and the gods, with whom he is supposed to have communion at 
pleasure. Their trials in courts are conducted by the use of methods of 

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candidates for the civil service, a great stimulus is given to education 
among the upper classes of society. 

" Their civilization," says Williams, " has been developed under peculiar 
forms and influence, and must be compared to, rather than judged by, that 
of Europeans ; the dissimilarity is as wide, perhaps, as can possibly exist 
between two races of beings having the same common nature and wants. 
If vain, they have been isolated ; if cowardly, they have had peace ; if they 
lack boldness in enterprise and the disposition to organize for great pur- 
ix)ses, the government has not favored the accumulation of money or 
power in the hands of the common people. The pernicious habit of opium 
smoking prevails among all classes, and is spreading year by year. Gam- 
bling is universal." 

Dr. Robert Knox, in hiiwork entitled "The Races of Men," speaking 
of the civilization of the Chinese (page 283, 2d ed.), says: 

" Long prior to the Christian era, the race inhabiting China .... was 
acquainted with the magnet, the art of printing, the making of gunpowder, 
and with most useful domestic and mechanical arts, yet they never could 
turn any of these inventions to any great account. On the contrary they 
remained stationary, whilst the Greek and the Roman, following the Coptic, 
and next the modern European, successively arose, culminated, and, with 
the exception of the last, terminated. In the meantime China appears to 
have been comparatively stationary ; she neither invented nor discovered ; 
their arts must have belonged to some other race, from whom she bor- 
rowed without rightly comprehending them. Their religion is a puzzle ; 
their morals of the lowest. Of science they can have none, nor is it clear 
that they comprehend the meaning of the term The hideous representa- 
tions of their deities shows the mind of the race." 

Regarding their condition now, after a comparatively long residence- ot 
some of them among our people, we think no fairer conclusions can be 
reached than those deduced by the Joint Special Committee of the Forty- 
fourth Congress, and stated in their report submitted in February, 1877. 
The voluminous testimony taken in the investigation, we think justifies 
every statement made in that report. 

*' In the opinion of the Committe, it may be said that the resources of 
California and the Pacific Coast have been more rapidly developed with the 
cheap and docile labor of the Chinese than they would have been without 
this element. So far as material prosperity is concerned, it cannot be 
doubted that the Pacific Coast has been a great gainer. . . . Laboring men 
and artisans, perhaps without exception, were opposed to the influx of the 
Chinese, on the ground that hard experience had shown that they were there- 
by thrown out of employment, and the means of decent livelihood were more 
difficult of acquisition. In the testimony will be found that of lawyers, 
doctors, divines, judges, and others in large numbers, speaking from their 
own observation and belief, that the apparent prosperity derived from the 
presence of the Chinese is deceptive and unwholesome, and ruinous to our 
laboringclasses, promotive of caste, and dangerous to free institutions. . . . 
These two forces, Mongolian and Caucasian, are already in active oppo- 
sition. They do not amalgamate, and all conditions are opposed to any 
assimilation. The American people are progressive, and in favor of a re- 
sponsible representative government. The Mongolian race seems to have 
no desire for progress, and to have no conception of representative and 
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occupancy of our Pacific possessions by our own people, the Chinese have 
advantages which will put them far in advance in the race for possession. 
They can subsist where the Caucasian would starve. They can work for 
wages which would not furnish the barest necessities of life to an American. 
They make their way in California as they have in the Islands of the Sea ; 
not by superior force or virtue, or even industry, although they are as a 
rule industrious, but by revolting characteristics, and by dispensing with 
what have become necessities in modem civilization. To compete with 
them the American must come down to their level or below them. He 
cannot work so cheaply that the Chinese cannot compete with him." Can 
he rely upon his greater strength and versatility ? In the contest for sub- 
sistence, he that can subsist upon the least will last the longest. 

With this array of facts are we not justified in considering the question 
one of grave importance ? The circumstance that the danger immediately 
threatens and injures only the extreme western limits of our land, should 
not in the least diminish the care with which the question ought to be con- 
sidered. The nation is one people, with one common destiny, one com- 
mon interest The irritation of one member, the disturbance of the public 
peace and prosperity of any one state, demands, and should receive the 
careful inquiry and attention of all. There is nothing so subversive of the 
spirit of unity as a consciousness, in one part of the people, that their bur- 
dens are not appreciated, shared, and relieved by the mutual sympathy and 
co-operation of all. 

It has been said that " each race, probably from national vanity — the 
eternal enemy of all truth — ^undervalues the gifts of other races." We are 
not governed by a spirit of exclusiveness, though we are justly proud of 
our civilization. We want to be just — just to the Chinese in their child- 
hood civilization — ^just to our fellow citizens — just, impartially just, to the 
obligations we are under to Republican institutions and Anglo-Saxon 
liberty — ^jealous, extremely jealous, of the safety and security of govern- 
ment ** of the people, by the people, and for the people," It has cost too 
much and has proved too valuable to be sold for a mess of pottage. 

After the lapse of the period prescribed by the naturalization laws, not- 
withstanding the &ct that the Mongolian may be as ignorant of the principles 
and the spirit of our institutions as were his forefathers centiuries ago, that 
he still retains unqualified affection for the arbitrary government of his own 
country, and regards with supercilious complacency and contempt all be- 
yond the care of that government as barbarians, his vote counts as em- 
phatically as that of the most. patriotic and thoughtful citizen. Indeed, his 
own disregard of its sanctity will only serve to make him the prey and 
dupe of the demagogue, or the one that stoops to purch^e his ballot. 

One of the greatest evils now threatening our public security is the 
thoughtless and ignorant use or abuse of the right of suffrage, and we may 
well protest against enlarging the opportunity of evil. Many begin to 
think that the only practicable, and even then, partial remedy, is to be 
found in an educational qualification of the freedom of suffrage. The ap- 
plication of this remedy by the State governments, would at least neces- 
sitate some familiarity with our language and institutions, tending to break 
down the isolation now belonging to the Chinese inhabitant. Even this 
qualification would afford but incomplete relief in removing the apathy of 
die Mongolian race, and in harmonizing them with the spirit of our institu- 
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To have effectiveness, the restriction of suffrage through the amend- 
ment of the State constitutions, would need to be adopted over the entire 
union, and the practicability of such a change of policy and sentiment may 
be doubted. 

Even were this plan acquiesced in by the various State Governments, 
the status of the two races, the Caucasian and Mongolian, as to the lead- 
ing characteristics of action and thought, would remain without essential 
variance, and the step would be insignificant in direction of the attainment 
of what is unquestionably necessary in a Representative Government, 
namely, a spirit of nationality whose existence history affirms to be an im- 
possibility among a people composed of two distinct and dissimilar races. 
By a spirit of nationality we do not mean that harmony which comes from 
a complete identity of birth-place, of language, of religion, of custom, of 
taste, of education of mind and heart, but that general unity which issues 
from similarity of political antecedents, possession of a common history of 
civilization, a collective pride, dignity, regret, and humiliation, regarding 
the same' incidents of the past. So long as this spirit exists, deepened and 
strengthened, it may be, by a common suffering, a participated baptism of 
blood, the discussions of free opinion and the sthiggles for party suprem- 
acy are always held in check and curbed by it. 

We do not believe that the changes of human history are made by the 
energy and enterprise of any one man — the demigod of his age ; nor do we 
concur in the theory that the civilization of humanity follows a law of growth 
as inexorable as fate, and completely independent of personal, individual 
will. Civilization is rather the result of free and noble choosing, of grand 
and unselfish doing by a people, by a race. Influences seem to have been 
conserved and centred to make our land the dwelling-place of the best, in 
all respects, the world ever saw. It brings responsibility. It enjoins care 
in its guardianship ; and this it well deserves of its children. 

Your Society, which studies and records the history of the fathers, has 
in view the welfare of their posterity. 


By Miss Elizabeth Clarkson Jay, one of his descendants. 

(Continued from p. 98.) 

(62.) Children of Elizabeth Juliana Stevens and Thomas Ander- 
son CoNovER, U.S.N. (Commodore.) 

229. Francis Stevens Conover, b. in New York City, Nov. 24, 1822 ; 
midshipman U.S.N., 1840 ; lieutenant, 1855 ; resigned, 1857 ; served 
as volunteer in the navy during the darkest portion of the rebellion ; 
holds an office in the Transfer Co. of the Camden and Amboy Rail- 
road Company; m. May 15, 1856, by Rev. William Dent Hanson, 
of Trinity, Princeton, Helen, dau. of Hon. Richard S. Field, of 

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Princeton, New Jersey, and g.g.dau. of the Signer, Richard Stockton. 
8 children. 

230. Mary Rachel Conover, b. Sept. 16, 1826, at Hoboken ; m. June 

9, 1858, Rev. Lewis C. Baker, Pastor Second Pres. Church, Cam- 
den, New Jersey. 4 children. 

231. Caroline Conover, b. Feb. 5, 183a, at Weehawken, New Jersey ; 

d. May 13, 1875, unmarried. 

232. Richard Stevens Conover, b. April 25, 1832, at Castle Point, 

Hoboken, New Jersey; Princeton, A.M., 1854; Director in two 
Railroad Companies, and largely engaged in agriculture in New 
Jersey and Florida ; m. Nov. 8, 1855, Sarah Jones, dau. of Capt. 
James Potter, of Savannah, Ga. She d. Feb. 4, 1879. 9 children. 

233. Sophia Conover, b. Dec. 14, 1835, at Hoboken, New Jersey. 

((>Z'^ Child of Mary Stevens and Joshua Sands, U.S.N. 

234. John Stevens Sands, d. 1826, at Hoboken. 

(64,) Children of Harriet Stevens and Joshua Sands, Admiral U.S.N. 

235. Joshua Sands, d. 1832, at Hoboken, New Jersey. 

236. Mary Stevens Sands. 

237. Matilda Caroline Sands, b. ; m. June 8, i860, John Garniss 

Brown. 2 children. 

238. Anne Ayscough Sands, b. Oct., 1836; ni. April 28, 1858, Robert 

Livingston Clarkson. 10 children. 

239. Harriet Stevens Sands, b. ; m. , George W. Wetmore. 

3 children. 

240. John Stevens Sands, b'. ; m. Oct. 25, 1871, in St. Ann's 

Church, New York, by the Rector, Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, D.D., 
Eliza, dau. of William G. Miller. 

241. Joshua Sands, b, ; m. , Louisa, dau. of , and widow 

of Lewis. 

242. Samuel Sands, b. . 

(67.) Children of Elizabeth Stevens Livingston and Edward 
Philip Livingston. 

243. Edward Livingston, b. ; d. young. 

244. Mary Livingston, b. 1804 ; d. April, 1819 ; an account of her pious 

life and happy death was printed by her father and sent to his 

245. Livingston, b. ; d. young. 

246. Margaret Livingston, b. Aug. 17, 1808 ; d. April 28, 1874 ; m. Oct. 

4, 1827, by Rev. William Richmond, David Augustus Clarkson 
(C. L.) (son of Elizabeth Van Home and T. Streatfeild Clarkson), 
b. Sept. 6, 1793; d. Nov. 24, 1850. 3 children. 

247. Livingston, b. — ^ — ; d. young. 

248. Livingston, b. ; d. young. 

249. Catherine Livingston, b. 1813; d. young. 

250. Elizabeth Livingston, b. ; m. , Edward Hunter Ludlow, 

M.D. (auctioneer), son of Elizabeth Hunter and Gabriel V. Ludlow, 

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Trustee of the Medical Department of Columbia College, 1872. 4 

251. Emma Livingston, b. 1815 ; d. 1829. 

252. Clermont Livingston, b. 181 7; m., 1844, Cornelia, dau. of Her- 

man Livingston, of Oakhill, New York ; she d. ; 2 children ; 

m. 2d, 1857, Mary Colden, dau. of Samuel Swartout (and widow of 
Montgomery Livingston); she d. 1867; no child; m. 3d, May 
5, 1869 (by the Rev. G. L. Piatt, at the former residence of Chan- 
cellor Livingston, which, in 1858, was purchased by four unmarried 
daughters of T. Streatfeild Clarkson), to Ann Augusta Valette, 
youngest dau. of Elizabeth Van Home and T. Streatfeild Clarkson. 
No child. 

253. Robert Edward Livingston, b. 1819; m. Dec. 19, 1854 (at 271 

Fifth avenue, the residence of Catherine Rutherfurd, widow of 
Jonathan Goodhue) , to Susan Maria Clarkson, only child of Susan 
Maria Clarkson and James Ferguson de Peyster (she is President of 
the Ladies* Missioniary Association of Grace Church, New York). 
4 children. . 

254. Mary Livingston, b. 182 1 ; m. , Levinus Clarkson, b. ; d. 

186 1 (youngest son of Ann Mary Van Home and Levinus Clarkson). 
2 children. 

(68.) Children of Margaret Maria Livingston and Robert L. I^iv- 


255. Maria Livingston, b. Jan., 1800; d. Dec, 1830 ; m. June 22, 1816, 

John C. Tillotson (son of Thomas Tillotson, former Secretary of 
Stale of the United States). 7 children. 

256. Livingston, b. ; d. young. 

257. Cornelia Louisiana Livingston, b. Dec. 24, 1802; d. Dec. 22, 

1830; m. Dec. ID, 1822, Charles G. Ridgely, U.S.N., afterward 
Commodore, b. July 2, 1784; d. Feb. 4, 1848. 4 children. 

258. Livingston, b. ; d. young. 

259. Adelaide Margaret Livingston, b. Oct. 10, 1806 ; m. Nov. 22, 

1826 (at her father's residence, Clermont, by Rev. William Rich- 
mond), William Bayard Clarkson (youngest son of Sarah Cornell 
and Gen. Mathew Clarkson). 10 children. 

260. Robert Livingston, b. March 5, 1810; d. April 23, 1839 ; ^^' June 

1, 1836 (ft her father's residence, 31 Whitehall street, southeast 
corner Pearl street, New York, by Rev. William Richmond), 
Frances Ann Clarkson, eldest child of Catherine Rutherfurd Clark- 
son and Jonathan Goodhue. She d. at Lenox, Mass., Aug. 26, 
1857. No child. 

261. Walter Livingston, b. ; d. young. 

262. Eugene Augustus Livingston, b. Aug. 30, 1813 ; in. Dec. 7, 1841, 

Harriet, dau. of Edward Coleman, of Philadelphia. She d. 1848 ; 
2 children; m. 2d, June, 185 1, Elizabeth R., dau. of Coleman 
Fisher, of Philadelphia, b. 1828; d. May 5, 1878. 5 children. 

263. Matilda Corinna Livingston, b. Feb. 22, 181 5 ; d. Jan. 23, 1839, 

in the island of Madeira, unmarried. 

264. Montgomery Livingston (called after Gen. Montgomery, who ni. 

the sister of his g. father, Chancellor Livingston), b. Aug. 31, 18 16 ; 

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d. Aug., 1855, a landscape painter; m. Mary Golden, dau. of Samuel 
Swartout (his widow m. Clemiont Livingston). No child. 

265. Margaret Maria Livii^GSTON, b. Nov. 17, 181 7 ; d. Feb. 26, 1848 ; 

m. Jan. 2, 1840 (his 2d wife), Schuyler livingston (his ist wife was 
Eliza B., dau. of Ann Gerard and Andrew Hosie, 4 children ; his 
3d wife a GarroU). 2 children. 

(71.) Ghildren of Robert Walter Rutherfurd and Sabina Elliott 


266. John Rutherfurd, b. , 1810 ; d. Nov. 21, 1871 ; (G.L.), Rutger's 

Gollege, N. J., A.M.; Pres. of the Board of Proprietors of East Jersey ; 
ni. , Gharlotte, dau. of Gharlotte Landon and James Kane Liv- 
ingston (Gharlotte Landon was the dau. of Anna (dau. of Rev. 
Judah) Ghampion and John Russell Landon), b. . 5 children. 

267. Walter Rutherfurd, b. , 1812 ; d., Jan. 1868 (G. L.). He was 

an active Republican, a member of the N. Jersey State Historical 
Society and was connected with the N. Jersey R. R. ; m. , Isa- 
bella, dau. of Francis Morris (g. dau. of the Signer, Lewis Morris) 
and David Brooks, U. S. A. (Gapt). 5 children. 

268. Anna Elioit Rutherfurd, b. ^ 1814 ; d. young. 

269. Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, (his parents were both grandchildren of 

Lewis Morris the Signer) (G. L.); b. at Morrisania, Nov. 25, 1816 ; 
Williams Gollege, Massachusetts, 1833; studied Law for two years 
with William H. Seward (afterward Governor of the State of New 
York) ; at Auburn, N. York, and one year with George Wood in the 
City of N. Y. Practiced law for three years with Peter Augustus Jay, 
and afterward with Hamilton Fish (who was afterward Secretary of 
State under Grant). He went to Europe in 1849 and returned in 
July, 1852, and never resumed the active practice of the law, but 
devoted his leisure time to astronomical pursuits. He carried on a 
long series of experiments with a view of arriving at the best instru- 
mental and other adaptations of photography to astronomy. In 1862 
he made and published observations on the spectra of the stars — the 
first after the striking discoveries of Bunsen and Kirchoff ; he also 
made and distributed photographs of the solar spectrum taken with 
bisulphide of carbon prisms ; this photograph was engraved and 
published in Schellen's translation of Secchis* book on the sun. Mr. 
Rutherfurd devised and described the mode of constnicting the 
prisms used, and also a< simple method of simultaneous adjustment of 
a battery of prisms for the angle of least deviation. In the course of 
his work on the star spectra he discovered and pointed out the value of 
the Spectroscope in examining the achromatic condition of an object- 
glass and making use of this discovery was enabled in 1864 to con- 
, struct an objective of ii^ inches aperture and 14 feet focal length, 

corrected for photographic rays, with which unsurpassed photo- 
graphs of the sun, moon, and stars have been made. The first 
objective of this kind was a double achromatic combination of flint 
and crown glass ; the second, made in 1868, was an ordinary achro- 
matic of 13 mches aperture and 15 feet focal length, which could 
be corrected for photography by the attachment of a meniscus of 
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distance about twenty-seven inches. With one or the other of these 

objectives large numbers of astronomical photographs were taken, 

. and have been measured with great precision by the use of a nii- 

crometer devised and constructed for that purpose by Mr. Rutherfurd. 

Having b'^come convinced of the great value of the normal 
spectra produced by gratings, and being unable to procure them of 
sufficient precision, Mr. Rutherfurd, after much study and experi- 
ments, devised and constructed an automatic engine by which these 
gratings are ruled with great accuracy upon glass and speculum 
metal and have largely displaced prisms in the work of students of 
spectral analysis ; with one of these gratings Mr. Rutherfurd pro- 
duced and distributed, in 1876, a photograph of the solar spectrum 
on a large scale, which still remains unequalled. With a view of 
avoiding the errors produced by changes of temperature and flexure 
in large metallic circles, he devised and constructed a circle of 
glass upon which, with a diameter of nine inches, Mr. Rutherfurd 
claims that angles can be measured with greater precision than upon 
a metallic circle of three feet. 

His work has been recognized both at home and abroad by 
medals, memberships, and decorations. 

He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences ; of the 
Royal Astronomical Society, etc, etc. ; Trustee of Columbia College, 
.1858 ; Chairman of the Committee on the School of Mines ; m. July 
22, 1841, in St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, Margaret Stuyvesant, 
dau. of Elizabeth Winthrop and Rev. John White Chanler (P.E.Ch.). 
7 children. 

270. Robert Walter Rutherfurd, b. July 4, 1819, in Morrisania ; m. 

Oct. 18, 1848, in St. Mark*s Church in the Bowery, Anna Lawrence, 
dau. of Phoebe (dau. of Townsend Macomb of Troy, N. Y.) 
Macomb and Phineas Henry Buckley ; b. in the city of Troy, N. Y., 
April 19, 1827. 7 children. 

(74.) Children of Anna Rutherfurd and John Watts, M.D. (See 45.) 

271. Helen Rutherfurd Watts (her g.g. father, John Watts, m. Anne 

(dau. of Anne Van Cortlandt and Etienne) De Lancey ; his father, 
John Watts, m. Mary, dau. of Wm. Nicoll, and was the son of John 
Watts of Rosehill, near Edinburgh) (s^e 147) m. Archibald Russell 
(C. L.), b. in Edinburgh, Dec. 24, 1811 ; d. April 17, 1871 (son of 
Eleanor Oliver and James Russell, M.D., Prof, of Clinical Surger>' 
in the University of Edinburgh and Pres. of the Royal Society of 
Edinburgh) ; University of Edinburgh, 1832 ; Studied law under the 
historian, Patrick Eraser Tytler; completed hi^ studies in Bonn, 
Germany ; a manager of the American Bible Society ; one of the 
Executive Committee of the City Mission and Tract Society. He 
built a church near his residence, Ulster Co. ; was the founder and 
Pres. of the Ulster Co. Savings Bank ; member of the. Historical 
Society, New York. He, with the Rev. Erancis Lister Hawks, 
D.D., LL.D., and others, founded the American Geographical and 
Statistical Society ; was the author of a work on the *• Principles of 
Statistical Inquiry" which has, I am told, formed the basis for the mode 

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of taking of the U. S. Census. He was a delegate, 18 — , to the Con- 
vention of the P. E. Ch. in the Diocese of N." Y. He was actively 
connected with the Christian Commission and at the close of the 
war, in view of the starving condition of the Southern States, he 
started the Famine Relief Committee and was its President. He 
founded the Working Women^s Home and organized the Home 
Building Committee. He also built a block of model tenement 
houses. He was seventeen years a most active member of the 
Board of Trustees of the House of Industry, and its President. In 
the Chapel on a tablet, erected by the trustees to his memory, is 
cut ** This Institution is his Monument." At his funeral in the As- 
cension Church the children of the House of Industry, in accordance 
with his desire, sang his favorite hymn — 

" Nearer, my God, to thee." 

He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. 5 children. 

272. Matilda Watts, d. young. 

273. John Rutherfurd Watts, d. young. 

274. Sarah Catherine Watts, d. young. 

275. A daughter, d. young. 

(75.) Children of-Mary Rutherfurd Clarkson and Peter Augustus 


276. John Clarkson Jay, M.D., b. Sept 11, 1808, at his father's resi- 

dence, No. I Vesey street, where the Astor House- now stands ; 
Col. Coll., 1827; Coll. Phy. and Surg., 1831 ; Trustee Col. Coll., 
1859-80 ; he made one of the largest collections of shells in the 
United States ; it is now in the Central Park Museum ; m. Nov. 8, 
183 1 (at her father's residence. No. i Broadway [which was built 
by Mr. Kennedy in Colonial times], by Rev. Jonathan Wainwright, 
D.D., Rector of Grace Church, New York, afterwards Bishop of 
New York) Laura, youngest child of Cornelia Sands and Nathaniel 
Prime. 11 children. 

277. Mary Rutherfurd Jay, b. April 16, 1810, at No. i Vesey Street; 

d. Sept. 9, 1835, at her husband's residence, Hell (iate, buried in 
the Jay Burying Ground, Rye ; m. April 30, 1829 (at her father's 
town residence, 398 Broadway, S. E. cor. Walker street, by Rev. 
Wm. Richmond), Frederick Prime (C.L.), youngest son of Cornelia 
Sands and Nathaniel Prime. 

(Frederick Prime m. 2d Lydia, daughter of the distinguished pro- 
fessor of chemistry. Dr. Hare, of Philadelphia, and has 2 children, 
Emily, ra. to Lewis Livingston Delafield (C.L.), and Frederick, 
Prof., m. to Laurette de T. Cox.) 3 children. 

278. Sarah Jay, b. Dec. 19, 181 1, at her father's residence, 37 Pine Street, 

d. Jan. 9, 1846, at her residence 2>^2t Eourth Street, New York, 
buried in the Jay Burying Ground, Rye ; m. Feb. 11, 1836, at 398 
Broadway, by Rev. Wm. Richmond, to William Dawson (son 01 
Eleanor Lee, of Va., and William Dawson, who was son of Mary 
Aston and Ambrose Dawson, of Langcliffe Hall, England), b. in 
Yorkshire, England, naturalized citizen of the United States ; d. 
March 12, 1852, and was buried next to his wife. 3 children. 

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279. Catherine Helena Jay, b. June 11, 1815, at 37 Pine Street, New 

York ; m. Dec. 17, 1835 (the night aifter the great fire) at 398 Broad- 
way, by Rev. Manton Eastbum, D.D., Rector of the Ascension 
Church, Canal Street, afterwards Bishop of Mass., Henry Augustus 
Du Bois, M.D., b. Aug. 9, 1808 (at his father's country residence, 
cor. First Avenue and First street, New York, son of Sarah Piatt 
Ogden (descended from John Ogden, who built the first house in 
Elizabethtown, N. J., and was b. 16 10 in Northampton, England) 
and Cornelius Du Bois of New York, who was descended from 
Pierre Du Bois, of Kingston, N. Y., who was b. 1666, in Leyden, and 
whose father Jean was an exile from France on account of his Prot- 
estant faith ;) entered the French military academy of Louis Ben- 
^el (a royalist refugee of the French revolution), 181 7 ; Col. ColL, 
1827 ; Col. Phy. and Surg. New York, 1830 ; house surgeon to New 
York Hospital, 1830; in 1831, while in Paris, became a member 
of the Polish Committee which met weekly at the house of President 
Gen. La Fayette, or of J. Fenimore Cooper ; member of the Geologi- 
cal Society of France, 1834 ; N. Y. Dispensary, 1835 ; member N. Y. 
Lyceum of Natural History, 1837 ; corresponding member of the 
New York Historical Soc. ; Yale Coll., LL.D., 1864, the diploma 
signalizing him as one "qui de fide Christiana defendenda bene 
meritus sit,*' for his reply to the English " essayists " and to the 
scientific infidelity of Darwin and Huxley ; member of the Academy 
of Arts and Sciences of Conn., 1864 ; founded the village of New- 
ton Falls, Ohio, on his own lands, 1840 ; President Va. Cannel 
Coal Co., 1852 ; removed to New Haven, 1854, where he now 
resides, 8 children. 

280. Anna Maria Jay (called after her father's two sisters, Ann Jay and 

Maria, widow of Goldsborough Banyer), b. Sept. 12, 1819, at 398 
Broadway, President of the Female Benevolent Society, Grace 
Church, Brooklyn Heights ; m. Dec. i, 1841 (at 398 Broad- 
way, by Rev. Peter Schermerhorn Chauncey, D. D., Rector of Christ 
Church, Rye) Henry Evelyn Pierrepont, b. Aug. 8, 1808, on Brook- 
lyn Heights, 2d son of Hezekiah Beers Pierrepont and Anna Maria 
Constable (John Pierrepont, his ancestor, b. London, 1619 ; settled 
at Roxbury, near Boston, 1640 ; m. Thankful Stow) ; educated at 
Ban^eFs School, Franklin Street, New York. He aided his father 
in laying out his sixty acres on Brooklyn Heights. On his return 
from Europe in 1834, Brooklyn village then being incorporated as 
a city, he with others was appointed a committee to lay it out in 
avenues and streets. He took charge of the settlement of exten- 
sive lands in the northern counties of New York, as executor of his 
father's estate. In 1835 he with others founded Greenwood Ceme- 
tery, of which he was Vice-President and since its President. Since 
1839 he has been Vice-President of the Brooklyn ferries, and chair- 
man of the Executive Committee. He was one of the early pro- 
moters of the Brooklyn Savings Bank, the Brooklyn Hospital, the 
Orphan Asylum, and the Long Island Historical Society. Was the 
first president of the Academy of Music and of the Brooklyn Club. 
Since 1853 ^^ ^^.s been Trustee of the Gen. Theo. Seminary of the 
Prot. Epis. Church, and its Treasurer since 1862 j a delegate to 
the General Convention of the Prot. Epis. Church since 1865 ; 

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warden of Grace Church, Brooklyn. He was one of the founders 
of the American Geographical Society and of the Union Club of 
New York, also a member of the Century Club, New York. 6 

281 . IFeter Augustus Jay (C.L.), b. Oct. 23, 1821, at 398 Broadway ; d. in 
New York Oct 31, 1855, buried next to his wife in the Jay Burying 
Ground, Rye; m. Jan. 13, 1848 (at Brentwood, by Rev. Dr. Pyne),^ 
Josephine Pearson, b. May 13, 1829, at the residence of her g. f. 
Charles Worthington, M.D., Georgetown, D. C. ; d. Jan. 3, 1852, 
at the residence of her husband's aunt, Maria Banyer (dau. of Sarah 
Livingston and John Jay, and widow of Goldsborough Banyer) No. 
20 Bond Street, New York. [Josephine's mother Catherine was the 
daughter of Elizabeth Ann Boothe (whose mother was one of 3 
daughters of Mr. Aylett, of Va., celebrated for their beauty ; one 
m. Augustine, eldest brother of Gen. Washington ; 2d. m. Richard 
Henry Lee; 3d Wm. Boothe) and Chas. Worthington, M.D. (he 
built, with bricks imported from England, the first brick house in 
Georgetowp), she was b. at the residence of Col. Robt. Alexander, 
Fairfax Co., Va., July, 1791 ; d. June 5, 1868, at Brentwood (her sister 
was the third wife of Judge Wm. Gaston, of N. C.) ; m. Jan. 21, 1821, 
Joseph Pearson (his third wife) ; b. at the family residence, Rich- 
mond Hill, near Salisbury, North Carolina, Jan. 17, 1778 (his 
brother. Judge Pearson, of N, C, remained a Unionist during the 
rebellion), member of Congress from N. C, 18 14, and for many 
subsequent years, and was an important member of the Federal 
party. In 182 1 he made the District of Columbia his home, having 
in 1 8 16 built a beautiful mansion about a mile from the Capitol. 
He called his place Brentwood, after the family name of his second 
wife. This house is now lived in by Capt. Carlisle Patterson, Super- 
intendent of the U. S. Coast Survey, who m. Eliza, the elder sister 
of Josephine. Mr. Joseph Pearson died in N. C. while on a visit to 

g his plantations.] 1 child. 

^* Elizabeth Clarkson Jay [named by her grandfather and god- 
father, General Clarkson, after his mother, Elizabeth (dau. of 
Susanna Brockholles and Philip) French], b. July 2, 1823, at 398 
Broadway ; for many years a manager of the Colored Home and 
Chairman of the Reading Committee ; Secretary and afterward 
Treasurer of the Female Benevolent Society of Calvary Church ; 
Manager and afterward Treasurer of the Colored Orphan Asylum, 
and Chairman of the Education Committee ; Manager of St. Luke's 
Home and Chairman of the Reading Committee ; Manager since 
1863, and Secietary, 1867, of the Ladies* Mission of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church, for visiting the Public Institutions of the City 
of New York, and Chairman of the Prison Committee, Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Women's Foreign Missionary Association of the Diocese 
of New York, and Member of the Executive Committee 1874. I" 
1852 was appointed Guardian of her orphan niece and god-child 
Mary Jay Dawson, who was subsequently taken by her English rela- 
tives to England ; to recover her the case was brought before the 
courts, and in Jan., 1854, Miss Jay went to England, and, the case 
having been decided in her favor, received an order from Vice- 
Chancellor Stuart to take her ward home to America. This de- 

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cision of the Vice-Chan cellor was, however, on an appeal, reversed 
by Lord Chancellor Cran worth. An active worker in the Union 
Square Department of the Sanitary Fair of New York ; a Member 
of the Art Committee and Chairman of the Patent Committee in 
the New York branch of the Women's Department of the Centen- 
nial Fair of 1876 ; from which Department she received a Diploma 
for her invention of a " Postage-Stamp Moistener ; " Life Member 
of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society ; Member 
of the Wisconsin Historical Society; Member of the Publishing 
Committee of the New York Historical Society. 
283. Susan Matilda Jay (named after her god-mother, Susannah, wife of 
John Stark Robertson and dau. of Susannah Alexander and General 
John Reid of the 88th Regiment), b, Nov. 29, 1827, at 398 Broad- 
way ; Vice-President of the Society for the Relief of Widows with 
Small Children, and Manager of the Colored Orphan Asylum, on 
the Education Committee ; m., April 14, 1852, in Calvary Church, 
by Rev. Francis Lister Hawks, D.D., LL.D., Mathew Clarkson 
(eldest son of Elizabeth Clarkson and David Clarkson, who was 
eldest son of Sarah Cornell and General Mathew Clarkson), Mem- 
ber of the Order of the Cincinnati, b. June, 1823, Author of the 
Clarksons of New York, 2 vols. roy. 8vo, containing notices of the 
Clarksons in England and New York, and the Life of General 
Mathev.' Clarkson ; Life Member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, i child. 

Fifth Generation. 
{76.) Child of Louisa Livingston and Justo Arosemena. 

284. Jos^ Arosemena, b. 1865, at Lima, Peru; his father was born in 

Colombia, South America, Minister from Colombia to the Court of 
St. James and afterward to the United States, President of the 
Province of Panama, Commissioner to Venezuela. (Don Justo 
had children by his first wife, viz.: Demetrius Thomas Yale, P.B., 
1858 ; for 13 years Cashier of the Associated Press, New York, d. 
Sept. 29, 1880; Fabio, b. 1846, d. at Panama, Jan. i, 1880.) 

(80.) Children of Elizabeth Ludlow Livingston and Joseph M. 


285. Joseph Monigomery Strong, b. 1857; his g.f. Rev. Paschal N. 

Strong (b. 1792, d. April 7, 1825; Col. Coll., 1810; Assistant Pastor 
Reformed Dutch Church in New York, 1816-25 ; m. Cornelia Ade- 
laide, dau. of Maria Codwise and John Kane, the son of Sybil Kent, 
sister of Chancellor Kent and John Kane, who came to America 
1745*, descended from Jc^hn O'Kane and Rose O'Neil, of Shanes 
Castle, Ireland, dau. of Lord O'Neil) was the son of Margaret (dau. 
of Annie [Tangier] Smith and Selah) Strong (whose father, John 
Strong, came to America in 1640) and her cousin, Joseph Strong. 

286. Peter Vanbrugh Livingston Strong, b. 1858. 

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287. Mary Elizabeth Strong, b. i860. 

288. Charles Livingston Strong, b. 1862. 

289. Philip Alexander Strong, b. 1864, 

290. Kate Josephine Strong, b. 1865. 

291. Elizabeth Ludlow Strong, b. 1867. 

(84.) Children of Livingus Livingston and Elizabeth Young. 

292. Louisa Livingston. 

293. Eliza Livingston. 

(86.) Child of Maria Houstoun and Captain Madison, U.S.N. 

294. John Madison, d. Dec. 1853 ; m. Sarah, dau, of Dummit, 

formerly of Florida; she d. 1859. 3 children. 

{ZZ.) Children of Nicholas James Bayard and Sarah Glen. 

295. Florida Bayard, m. John J. Slay, of Rome, Ga. 2 children. 
295^. John Murray Bayard, m. Rose Howell, of New Jersey, i child. 

(Z^,) Children of Nicholas James Bayard and his second Wife, 
Eliza King, Widow of Bayard Hand. 

296. Nicholas James Bayard, m. Grace Battey, of Rome, Ga. 2 children. 
296^ Ann Livingston Bayard, m. James A. Atwood, of Darian, Ga. 

5 children. 

(89.) Children of Catherine Ann McIntosh and Henry Robertson 


298. Henry Robertson Sadler, b. Jan. 17, 1823; m. Dec. 20, 1855, 

Mary, dau. of David Halsey, of Savannah, Ga. 5 children. 

299. Eliza McIntosh Sadler, b. ; d. June i, 1846; m. John Loud, 

of Savannah, Ga., who d. Nov., 1863. i child. 

300. Catharine A. Sadler, b. ; m. December, 1846, Rev. James 

Shanklin, of South Carolina ; he d. Aug., 1856. 6 children ; m. 2d, 
August, i860. Rev. James H. Elliott, Y>,D,^ of Charleston, S. C. ; 
he d. 1877. 3 children. 

301. Houstoun McIntosh Sadler, b. July 25, 1831 ; m. Dec. 13, 1855, 

Abigail Jones Buist [dau. of Miss Jones and George Buist, of 
Charleston, S. C. (Judge of Probate for 28 years)]. 7 children. 

302. Mary Albert! Sadler, b. 1833 ; m. 1859, H. Pierce Sims, of 

Georgia, live at Eiberton, Ga. 7 children. 

303. Nicholas Bayard Sadler, M.D., b. Jan. i, 1837, University of 

Pennsylvania, Captain Confederate Army ; m. Amibel, dau. of 
Routh, of Miss, a children. 

304. Louisa S. Sadler, b. 1839; m. Sept. 10, 1873, ^^ ^9 ^^st Twelfth 

Street, New York, by Rev. James H. ^Uiott, D.D., to Edwin Q. 
Bell. 3 children. 

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(90.) Children of John Houstoun McIntosh and Mary R. Higbee. 

305. John Houstoun McIntosh, b. ; d. 1865. Unmarried. In the 

Confederate Army. Killed in the battle of Sailor's Creek, Va. 

306. Joseph McIntosh. 

307. Elizabeth L. McIntosh, b. ; d. i860; m. June 16, 1858, 

Albert B. Dod, A.M., Tutor, Professor in Nassau Hall ; d. . 

Mr. Dod*s mother was a sister of Samuel Bayard of the Camden 
and Amboy R. R. (he m. 2d time). 2 children ; both dead. 

308. Bayard L. McIntosh, b. ; m. i86o, Eliza, dau. of Hugh M. 

Nesbitt, of Georgia, she d. 1862. i child, m. 2d time dau. 

of Hill. 3 children. 

309. Mary R. McIntosh, b. ; m. 1862, John Kilgour, of Cincinnati, 

Ohio. 3 children. 

310. Charlotte McIntosh, b. ; d. 1859. Unmarried. 

(91.) Children of Eliza Bayard McIntosh and Duncan Lamont 

Clinch (U.S.A.). 

311. Eliza Bayard Clinch, b. ; m. 1842, Robert Anderson, U.S. A. 

(Captain, afterward Major General), b. June 14, 1805, at the 
Soldier's Retreat, Louisville, Ky. ; (son of Sallie Marshall, ist cousin 
of Chief- Justice Marshall) and Richard Clough Anderson, Col. U.S.A., 
aid to La Fayette) ; d. Oct^ 26, i87i,at Nice, France. Defender of 
Fort Sumter. 5 children. 

312. John Houstoun Clinch, b. Jan. 7, 1823 ; m. 1853, Elizabeth (dau. 

of Elizabeth Higbee (whose sister m. John G. Stevens) and Jacob) 
Walburg, of Georgia. No child. 

313. Mary L. Clinch, b. April, 1825. 

314. Duncan Lamont Clinch, b. 1827; m. Susan (dau. of and 

Timothy) Hopkins, of Georgia, she d. 1879. 5 children. 

315. Catherine M. Clinch, b. April, 1828; m. Feb., 1863, Barnwell 

Hey ward, of South Carolina. 2 children. 
^\6^ Henry A. Clinch, b. 1830, Major of Artillery in the Confederate 

Army ; m. 1850, Ella (dau. of and Louis) Ford (C. L.) of 

Georgia. 2 children. 

317. NiCHOiAs Bayard Clinch, b. 1832, Captain of Artillery Confederate 

Army, Unmarried, 1881, lives in Charleston, S. C. 

318. George W. Clinch, b. ; d. 1865 ; m. Catherine (dau. of) 

Ferris, of Florida (she m. again). No child. 

(92.) Children of George McIntosh and Euphemia Hamilton. 

319. Hamilton McIntosh, b. ; d. . Unmarried. 

320. James Hamilton McIntosh, b. ; d. • Unmarried. 

(92.) Child of George McIntosh and Second Wife. 

321. Catherine McIntosi^ b. ; m. 1869, J. Howard, of Pittsburg, 

Penn., afterward U. S. Consul at Leghorn. 3 children. 


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(93.) Children of Catherine Ann Johnson and Thomas Pollock 

Devereux. » 

322. Frances Johnson Devereux, b. ; m. Henry Watkins Miller, 

of North Carolina, b. ; d. 1869 ; she resides in Raleigh. 3 


323. Elizabeth Devereux, b. ; d. 1879 (^^^^ father's mother was 

Frances Pollock, dau. of Eunice Edwards [dau. of Sarah Pierpont 
and Jon. Edwards] and Thos. Pollock, who was descended from 
Thos. Pollock, who was b. in Glencoe, Scotland, May 6, 1654 ; d. 
Aug. 30, 1722, and came to North Carolina June 27, 1683); m. 
Thomas Frank Jones, an eminent lawyer of N. Carolina. 4 

324. John Devereux (C. L.), b. ; m. Margaret (dau. of and 

) Mordecai, of Raleigh, N. C. 8 children. 

325. Catherine Devereux, b. ; d. 1874; m. Patrick Edmonstone, 

of Scotch birth; d. 1857. No child. 

326. Susan Devereux, d. young. 

327. Mary Ann Bayard Devereux, b. May 12, 1827 (her g. father was 

John Devereux, from Ireland, but his ancestor came from Evreux, 
Normandy, France), a writer and poet ; see Southland writers ; m. 
April 6, 1848, in the Bayou I^a Fourche, La., at the residence of 
her father's sister, Mrs. Leonidas Polk, by the Rt. Rev. Leonidas 
Polk, to William J. Clarke, U.S.A. He is of Huguenot extraction, 
through his mother, Annie Raboteau. Univ. N. Carolina, 1841 ; 
admitted to the bar ; a volunteer as Capt. Co. I, 12th Regt., U. S. 
I., 1846 ; received a severe wound in the battle of National Bridge, 
and was promoted to the rank of Major ; returned to civil life, and 
in 1850 was Comptroller of N. Carolina. See Wheeler's Hist, of 
N. Carolina. In 1856 he removed to Texas, and was President of 
the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad. He was a Colonel 
in the Confederate Army, was a prisoner at Fort Delaware. After 
peace he joined the Republican party, and commanded a company 
to put down the Ku-Klux. Judge of the Third Judicial District of 
A. C, 1873, 3.nd editor of a newspaper at Raleigh which supported 
Grant. 4 children. 

328. NoRAH Devereux, b. ; m. Robert Hines Cannon, M.D. He 

was accidentally killed 1867. 4 children. 

329. William Devereux. 
329.' Sarah Devereux. 

329.* Sophia Chester Devereux, b. Sept. 7, 1833 ; d. Sept., 1880 ; m. 
1856, Josiah Turner (C. L.), a member of the Legislature of North 
Carolina. Editor, 1873, of the Raleigh Sentinel, 7 children. 

329.3 Meta Devereux. 

(94.) Child of Mary Ann Bayard Johnson and Gavin Hogg. 

330. Thomas Devereux Hogc, b. ; m. Lucy (dau. of Miss Hey- 

ward and ) Bryant, whose mother was the second wife of Gavin 

Hogg. 3 children. 

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(95.) Children of Charles Frederick Johnson and Sarah Dwight 


331. Charles Frederick Johnson (his mother was descended from 

Sarah Pierpont and Jonathan Edwards), b. May 8, 1836 ; Civil En- 
gineer, Prof. Mathematics, Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1866 ; 
resigned 187 1 ; m. Jan. 24, 1872, Elizabeth, dau. of William Jarvis 
McAlpine, of Pittsfield, Mass. 

332. Susan Johnson, b. Dec. 28, 1838; d. May, 1839. 

m. Anna Muirson Johnson, b. 1840 ; m. 1876, in St. Paul's Church, 
Owego, by the Rev. James Kidder, William Bellamy, of Boston, 

334. William Woolsey. Johnson, b. June 23, 1841, at Owego, N. Y. Prof. 
of Mathematics U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. ; m. Aug. 
12, 1869, by Rev. J. Pinckney Hammond, Susanna Leverett (dau. 
of Rev. ) Batcheller, of Maryland (a descendant of John Lever- 
ett, Governor of Massachusetts) ; has published an analytical geo- 
metry and an edition of the Calculus. 2 children. 

335- Catherine Livingston Bayard Johnson, b. 1845, ^it Owego, N. Y. 

^ib. Nicholas Bayard Johnson, b. 1849 \ ^ • 

(96.) Children of Sarah Alexander Johnson and Anthony 


337. Catherine Bayard Rijtgers, b. ; m. Theodore G. Neilson, at 

one time Superintendent of the New Jersey Railroad Transporta- 
tion Company. 7 children. 

338. Hermann Gerard Rutgers, b. ; d. . 

339. Elizabeth Van Cortlandt Rutgers, b. ; m. 1855, Henry R« 

Baldwin, M.D. 4 children. 

340. Cornelia Rutgers, b. ; d. Dec, 1867 ; m. 1853, Warren 

Hardenburgh (C. L.), real estate agent, New York. 4 children. 

341. Charles Johnson Rutgers, b. . 

(96.) Children of Sarah Alexander Johnson and her 2D Husband, 

Rev. Robert Birch. 

342. Margaret Rutgers Birch, b. ; m. James Van Rensselaer, of 

Belleville, N. J. i chUd 

343. Robert Dewitt Birch. 

(97.) Child op Robert Bayard Rutgers and Cornelia Van Rens- 

344. Margaret Sarah Bayard Rutgers, b. ; m. Norman Finley, 

I child. 

(98.) Children of Anthony Rutgers and Sarah Alexander John- 
son. (See 96.) 

345. Catherine Bayard Rittgers, m. Theodore G. Neilson. 

346. Hermann Gerard Rutgers. 

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347. Elizabeth Van Cortlandt Rutgers ; m. H. R. Baldwin, M.D. 

348. Cornelia Rutgers, m. Warren Hardenburgh. 

349. Charles Johnson Rutgers. 

(107.) Children of Frances Hales Palmer and Thomas Turner, 

U.S.N. (Admiral). 

350. Thomas Elwyn Palmer, Capt. U.S. A., b. 1837; d. 1862. 

351. Angela Lewis Turner, b. 1841 ; m. to George Toland, of Phila. 

352. Julia Palmer Turner, b. 1844 ; m. to Osgood Welsh, son of that 

most eminent churchman and philanthropist, William Welsh, of 

353. Philip Palmer Turner, b. 1845 ; ^ 1^49- 

354. Jessie P'rances Turner, b. 1847 ; m. Henry Biddle, of Philadel- 


355. Edward Palmer Turner, b. 1849 > ™« Mary Turner, of Virginia. 

356. William Carter Turner, b. 1855 ; nu Mary Walsh, of San Fran- 


357. Melucent Lee Turner. 

(109.) Children of Sarah Julia Palmer and William Fisher. 

358. Julia Fisher, b. 1834. 

359. William Fisher, b. 1857; m. Justine Vanden Heuvel Bibby. 

360. Charles Fox Fisher, b. 1839 ; lieutenant U.S.A. ; d. at Anderson- 


361. Julia Palmer Fisher, b. 1840. 

362. Maria Palmer Fisher, b. 1842. 

l^l. Frances Turner Fisher, b. 1845; ™' Oct* io> 1^7 1> William Fish- 
bourne Wharton. 3 children, 
364, Elizabeth B. Fisher, b. 1847. 

(n2.) Children of Mary Margaret Ricketts and Albert McCrea. 

365. Virginia McCrea, b. 1857. 

366. Jervis McCrea, b. 1858 ; drowned 1866 [called after his mother's 

brother, James John Jervis Ricketts (see No. iii), who d. 1858, un- 
married, and was called after his godfather, Lord St. Vincent]. 

367. Ann McCrea, b. 1868. 

(113.) Children of John Thorp Lawrence and Elizabeth Graham 
(dau. of Capt. Hugh Graham). 

368. Julia Ricketts Lawrence, b. 1846. 

369. John Lawrence, b. 1849- 

370. Lillia Graham Lawrence, b. 185 1. 

371. Elizabeth Lawrence, b. 1856; d. 1856. 

372. Mary Margaret Lawrence, b. 1859. 

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(114.) Children of James Ricketts B. Lawrence and Selina (daiu of 
Benjamin W.) Richards. 

373. Louisa Richards Lawrence, b. 1848 ^ m. Thursday evening, Nov. 

19, 1874 (ill the Church of the Holy Communion, New York, by 
Rev. Dr. Lawrence), Gilliat Schroeder. 2 children. 

374. Selina Lawrence, b. 1851 ; m. Albert George Pigot Speyers, whose 

mother's mother was a Bayard (descended from a Biayard who, 
after the Revolution, went from New York to England), and m. Ad^ 
miral Pigot, British Navy. 2 children. 

375. George Franklin Lawrence, b. 1853. 

376. James Ricketts Lawrence, b. 1854. 

377. Benjamin Ricketts Lawrence, b. 1857. 

378. Bowden Lawrence. 

379. Julia Ellen King Lawrence. 

(120.) Children of Frances Ann Lawrence and James B. Ricketts 


380. Julia Alexander Ricketts, b. 1856; d. 1864. 

381. , d. young. 

382. , d. young. 

2,^^, Fanny Brewerton Ricketts, b. April 5, 1867. 
384. Basil Norris Ricketts, b. Dec. 21, 1868. 

(i2i,) Children of Julla Ellen Lawrence and Cornelius King. 

385. Charles King, b. 1854 [a sister of his father is m. to M. Wadding- 

ton, the French ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs], m. Sept. 28, 1880, 
Maria Kane, dau. of Jane (dau. of Miss Slidell and Commodore) 
Perry and John Hone [son of Marie Antoinette (dau. of Maria 
Cod wise and John) Kane and her ist husband, John Hone. Her 
2d husband was Fred, de Peyster, the present President of the New 
York Historical Society.] 

386. Edith Cary King, b. 1857; d. 1859. 

387. Alice Haliburton King, b. . 

(124.) Children of John Kean and Lucv Halsted. 

388. Peter Philip Kean, b. at Ursino ; d. 1849 [Ursino was bequeathed 

by Mrs. Niemcewiez to John Kean (her g. son by her ist husband). 
After the death of Governor Livingston, who built the mansion, it 
was occupied by several different owners, among others by the 3d 
Viscount Bolingbroke, who under the name of Mr. Bellasis spent 
several years there. Mrs. Lawrence writes me that Ursin was 
not the name of Count Julian Niemcewiez, but the name of his 

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father's estate in Poland. As his parents died when he was young, 
he was brought up in the family of Prince Czartowriski, and be- 
came the intimate friend of Prince Adam Czartowriski. Count 
Niemcewiez was imprisoned for a pasquinade he wrote on Catharine 
II., but was released by Paul, who loaded him with benefits. He 
was Secretary of the Diet of Poland. He was aid to Kosciusko.] 
389. Caroline Morris Kean,^. July 27, 1849; m. Wednesday, May 21, 
1873, at St. John's Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey, by Rev. Samuel 
A. Clark, D.D., George Lockhart Rives (C. L.), of New York; 
b. May i, 1849 ; Columbia College, B.A., 1868 (honor man), A.M. 
1872 ; Trinity College, Cambridge, England, 5th wrangler, 1872. 
Stood in the list of the three scholars of the 2d year at die annual 
election, after the examinations of Foundation Scholars. The 
emoluments are ;^9o a year, tenable for three years. Was ad- 
judged the Harness prize for the best essay on the ist, 2d, and 3d 
parts of Henry VI. Columbia College Law School, LL.B., 1873 
(son of Matilda Antonia Barclay, b. 1824, and Francis Robert Rives, 
b. 1822 ; m. May 16, 1848 ; Secretary of the Legation at London 
under Edw. Everett). [F. R. Rives is the son of Judith Page 
Walker, b. 1802 (whose g. father, Dr. Thomas Walker, was an ex- 
plorer, and is said to have been the first white man who entered 
Kentucky), and William Cabell Rives, b. 1793 ; d. 1868 ; m. 181 9 ; 
Member of Congress ; United States Senator from Virginia ; Minis- 
ter to France during the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 ; Trustee of 
the Peabody fund. His family came from Dorsetshire.] [Matilda 
A. Barclay is the dau. of Louisa Anna Matilda Aufr^re, b. 1792 \ d. 
1868 (dau. of Anthony, b. 1757; d. 1834 (of Hoveden, Norfolk, 
England, descended from the Huguenot Antoine, Marquis de Cor- 
ville, who fled from France, 1685), and peorge Barcla)', b. 1790 ; 
d. 1869, whose father, Col. Thomas, b. 1753, d- iS3o> Commissioner 
at the Treaty of Ghent (son to Rev. Andrew) ; m. Susan, d. 1835, 
dau. of Peter Delancey (whose father, Etienne, in 1686, came to 
New York from Caen, France; m. Ann, b. 1676, dau. of Gertrude 
Schuyler and Stephanus, son of Annetje Loockermanns and Olof 
Stephanus van Kortlandt), and Elizabeth, b^ Feb. 5, 1719, dau. 
of Alice Christy, b. Jan. 5, 1690 ; d. March, 1762 (her father was 
£1. clergyman in Scotland), and Cadwallader Colden, b. Feb. 7, 
1687 ; d. Sept. 20, 1776, at Spring Hill, Long Island (son of Rev. 
-Alexander Colden, Minister of Dunse, Scotland) ; came to New 
"Vork 1708 ; m. Nov. 11, 17 15, Lieutenant-Governor of New York, 
^. botanist and astronomer. His life seems to have been regulated 
V>y the motto which he inherited, fais bien ne crains rien. He was 
^fie most intimate friend of James Alexander, who was also a great 
. ^ ^Cstronomer.] i child. 
m ^^^^*^ LiviNGSTOff Kean, b. January, 1852. 
^Jj* J*=^:^N Kean, b. Dec, 1852. 
1* ^^.J^XiAN Halstead Kean, b. 1854. 
394 V^^^^isTiNE Griffin Kean, b. 1858. 
.^ \^^^ Halstead Kean, b. 1859. 
S96 ^^ ^^MiLTON Fish Kean, b. 1862. 

1^ ^^^IZABETH d'HAUTEVILLE KeAN, b. 1864. 

^^-."EXANDER Livingston Kean, b. 1866. 

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(126.) Children of Julia Ursin Niemcewiez Kean and Hamilton 


398. Sarah Morris Fism, m. i860, Sidney Webster ; Yale, B.A., 1848; 

A.M., 1853 ; Harvard, LL.B., 1850. 

399. Elizabeth Stuyvesant Fish, d. 18(^4, at Marseilles [called after her 

father's mother Elizabeth, dau. of Margaret (dau. of Gilbert, 3d son 
of Robert, ist lord of the manor) Livingston and Petrus Stuyvesant], 
m. 1863, Frederic Sears Grand d* Haute ville, aid to Gen. Banks (he 
m., 2d, Susan, dau. of Susan Watts Kearny (the sister of Gen. Phil 
Kearny) and Major Alexander Macomb. They have children). No 

400. Julia Kean Fish, m. 1868, Samuel NicoU Benjamin, U.S.A.; b. in 

New York. West Point, 1856-61, 2d Lt. Artillery; ist Lt. 2d Ar- 
tillery, 1861 ; served during the Rebellion, 1861-66 ; took part in 
the battle of Bull Run, siege of Yorktown, battle of Antietam ; in 
the Vicksburg campaign ; Richmond campaign ; battle of the Wil- 
derness, etc., etc.; severely wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania ; 
Capt. 2d Artillery, 1864; Bvt. Major, Asst. Prof. Mathematics, 
1864 ; Bvt. Lt.-Col., 1865. 4 children. 

401. Susan LeRoy Fish, in. 1868, William E. Rogers; b. in Pa.; served 

as private of Phil. Independent Co. of Penn. Volunteers ; West 
Point, September i, 1863; June 17, 1867, 2d I.t. Corps of Engi- 
neers ; Asst. Engineer on Survey of the Northern Lakes, Septem- 
ber, 1867 ; resigned, 1870. 4 children. 

402. Nicholas Fish (C. L.), b. 1846 ; Col. Coll., 1867 ; Harvard, LL.B., 

1869 ; A.M., 1871 ; m. Tuesday, September 7, 1869, at the resi- 
dence of the bride's father, Newport, R. I., by Rt. Rev. T. M. 

Clark, D.D., LL.D., Clemence Stephens (dau. of Stephens 

(sister of John Lloyd Stephens (C. L.), Col. Coll., 1822 ; A.M., 
1827 ; U. S. Special Embassador to Central America, 1839 ; Del. 
to N. Y. S. Constit. Convention, 1846 ; d. 1852 ; author of Cent. 
America, etc.) and Joseph Bryce Smith (b. Dist. CoL ; West 
Point, 1825-29 ; 2d Lt. 4th Artillery, Asst. Prof, of Mathematics, 
1829-31 ; resigned, 1832 ; Counsellor-at-Law, New York, 1833- 
61 ; served during the Rebellion, 1861-66 ; Capt., Staff- Asst., and 
Adj.-Gen., U. S. Vol., to Brig.-Gen. Wadsworth; Bvt. Maj., U. S. 
Vol., 1865 ; mustered out of Volunteer service, 1865), who changed 
his name to Joseph Smith Bryce. 2 children. 

403. Hamilton Fish (C. L.), b. 1849; ^o^- Coll., 1869; A.M., LL.B., 

1873 ; New York Assembly, 1874-76 ; m. April 28, 1880, at St 
John's Church, Troy, N. Y., by Rev. Frank L. Norton, Emily M., 
dau. of Francis N. Mann. 

404. Stuyvesant Fish, b. 185 1 ; Col. Coll., 18^1; banker; m. Marion 

G. Anthon (niece of Charles Anthon, LL.D., Jay Prof. Greek and 
Latin Languages, Col. Coll., and Rector of Grammar School, 1830- 
64). I child. 

405. Edith LrviNOSTON Fish, b. in Washington, D. C, April 30, 1856. 

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(13*.) Children of Philip John Kearny and Eveline Warren. 

406. Robert Watts Kearny, b. September 2, 1835 ; m. October 28, 

1866, Sarah, dau. of Gen. Palfrey, of New Orleans, and widow of 
Underbill. 2 children. 

407. Eveline Warren Kearny, b. January 4, 1837; m. October 18, 1866, 

Edward Newton Strong (his 2d wife) (son of Aletta Remsen and 
James Strong), b. November 20, 1827 (m. October 12, 1852, Susan 
Wheeler, dau. of Rachel Robinson and John Warren ; no child), 
Maj. U. S. Vol. ; was aid to Gen. Foster in the Bumside expedition. 
4 children. 

408. Warren Kearny, b. January 3, 1838 ; d. March 8, 1838. 

409. Mary Kearny, b. May 4, 1840 ; d. July 13, 1840. 

(137.) Children of Alfred Kearny and Emma Bradford Inskeep. 

410. (?ATHERiNE Inskeep Kearny, b. December 10, 1844 ; m. January 19, 

1864, Charles Bruflf. 4 children. 

41 1. Maria Inskeep Kearny, b. July 22, 1846 ; d. July 22, 1846. 

412. Alfred Kearny, b. June 28, 1851. 

413. Inskeep Kearny, b. March 17, 1853. 

414. Susan Covington Kearny, b. October 14, i860. 

(140.) Child of Ann Kearny and Robert Mackay. 

415. Anne Kearny Mackay, b*. April 2, 1843 ; ^a. 'thomas McGregor, 

of Quebec, i child 

(141.) Child of Catherine Barclay Kearny and Cornelius Battelle. 

416. Catherine Barclay Battelle, b. March, 1846 ; d. May, 1846. 

(143.) Children of Robert Watts, M.D., and Charlotte Deas. 

417. Robert Watts, M.D., b. May 6, 1837; Col. Coll., M.D., 1861 ; 

Surg. 133d N. Y. S. v.; m. March 3, 1864, Frances Adeline, dau. 
of Susan Emeline Bigelow and Stephen Kellogg. 5 children. 

418. Alice Izard Watts, b. June 5, 1841 ; m. Wednesday, November 

3, 1875, in St. Ann's Church, Henry Fulton (son of Priscilla Smith 
and Elisha Fulton, first cousin of Robert Fulton, of steamboat fame). 
I child. 

419. WiLLLAM Watts, U. S. N., b. May 16,' 1844; m., November 4, 1868, 

Mary Adeline (dau. of Caroline Elizabeth Boies and Edward) Bige- 
low. 4 children. 

420. Matilda Watts, b. February 19, 1847. 

421. Edward Watts, b. August 31, 1849 ; d. February 17, 1854. 

422. John Watts, b. July 6, 185 1 ; d. February 19, 1854. 

423. Anne Watts, b. June 6, 1853; d, March 5, 1871. 

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(144.) Children of Alexander Watts and Jane Sedgwicic 

424. Alexander Watts, b. January, 1852 ; d. June 10, i860. 

425. Harry Sedgwick Watts, b. April 9, 1858. 

(145.) Children of Ridley Watts and Sarah Grinnklu 

426. Frances Sherburne Watts, b. August 29, 1858. 

427. Sarah Minturn Watts, b. July 10, 1854 ; d. March 25, 1873, i^ 

Florence, Italy. 

(147.) Children of Helen Rutherfurd Watts and Archibald 


428. Anna Watts Russell, m. November 5, 1868, in the Ascension 

Church, New York, by Rev. John Cotton Smith, D.D., Henry 
Lewis Morris (C. L.), educated at the Sheffield Scientific School, 
New Haven ; Col. Coll. Law School, 1868 [son of Mary Spencer 
and Henry Morris, and g. son of John Canneld Spencer ; Union, 
1806 ; Col. Coll., LL.D., 1847 ; and Union, 1849 \ Mast, in Chanc, 
1811 ; Dist. Atty., West. Dist. N. Y.; Repr. in Congress, 181 7-19; 
Memb. N. Y. Assembly, 1819-24, and Speaker, 1820 ; N. Y. Sen- 
ate, 1824-26 ; appointed one of the commissioners to review statu- 
tory laws of N. Y., vice Wheaton, resigned, 1827 ; Sec'y St. N. Y., 
1839-41 ; Sec*y War, U. S., 1841-43 ; Sec'y Treas., U. S., 1843- 
44 ; Regent Univ. N. Y. S., 1840-44 ; died 1855]. 2 children. 

429. Eleanor Elliot Russell, m. May 9, 1871, Arthur F. Peabody 

(son of T. D. Peabody, of Ohio, and nephew of the philanthropist, 
George Peabody, of London). 3 children. 

430. John Watts Russell (C. L.), Col. Coll., A.M., 1871 ; Col. ColL 

Law School, LL.B., 1871. 

431. Archibald Douglas Russell, with Brown Brothers, bankers. 

432. William Hamilton Russell, an architect of the firm of Renwick & 


(To be continued.) 

FROM JUNE 5, 1725.— Marriages.* 

Communicated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

(Continued from VoL XII.« p. 46^ of Thb Ricokd.) 


Man 2 7. Robert Newman and Jane James, of Brookland. R 

Man 2 7» Jonadat Townsend, of Oyster Bay, and Martha Carle. L. 

Ai:>ril % 7. Cornelius Hagerman and Martha Chappel. L. 

* TlkC lettem L. and B. indicate that the Marriage was by Licence^ or after d|jie publication of the Bmtmt^ 

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May 15. Arthur Hays and Phebe Barns, both of Oyster Bay. B. 
June 14. John Anderson and Dorothy Ireland, both of Oyster Bay. L. 

June 22. Thomas Cornel and Mary Loeyssam. L. 

Aug. 6. James Barcklay and Thomizon North. B. 

Aug. 24, Samuel Syren and Hannah Carman. L. 

Sep. 10. Thomas Stemson and Hannali Smith. B. 

Jacob Fowler and Sarah Syren. L. 

Thomas Pitts and Hannah Furman, both of Jamaica. L. 

John Blake and Margaret Johnston. I^. 

Benjamin Dirlin and Jane Careman. I^. 

Francis Bertoe and Clement Morris, both of Suffolk Co. I^. 

Philip Le Grok and Elizabeth Swinnington, B. 

Charles Doughty and Elizabeth Baldwin. L. 

Jonathan Searing and Mary Embry. I^. 

Geishom Smith and Catherine Manwaring. B. 

Benjamin Haviland, of Oyster Bay, and Jane Smith. L. 

Gilbert Woolly and Dinah North. — 

Jonathan Hazard, of Newtown, and Letitia Cornell. L. 

William Foster and Phebe Langdon. B. 

John Salt and Sarah Randal. L. 


Mar. 25. John Edwards and Elizabeth Larkins, both of Flushing. B. 

April 3. Josiah Totten and Ann Locy. B. 

April 4. William Lines and Ann Volentine. L. 

April 14. Sylvanus Townsend and Susanna Hedger, of Flushing. I^. 

May II. Coleman Combs and Elizabeth Suthard. L. 

May 22. Jonas Spock and Elizabeth Yeomans. B. 

June 7. Benjamin Reyner and Anna Bedel. B. 

June 29. Soloman Israel and Mary Johnston. B. 

July 28. Robert Milleken and Mary Baldwin. L. 

James Wood, of Rye, and Anne Carman. B. 

Thomas Temple and Anne Holmes, of New York. L. 

William Gritman and Mary Doxee. B. 

Joseph Shelley and Arabella Wood. — 

Robert Pedrick and Elizabeth Retsqu, both of Oyster 

Bay. B. 

Abraham Wright and Hannah Reyner. L. 

At Oyster Bay, Thomas Youngs and Mary Funorraer, 

both of Oyster Bay. B. 

Abraham Losee and Anne Dirlin. B. 

Samuel Mott and Hannah Wood. L. 

Thomas Sprag, of Staten Island, and Phebe Sutherd. B. 

, Charles Height, of Rye, and Deborah Sutton. L. 


Mar. 25. David Smith and Miriam Carle. L. 
April 4. Joseph Galpian, of Rye, and Phebe Thomicraft, of Oyster 

Bay. L. 












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April 8. William Cornel, Esq., and Jane Whitehead, of Jamaica. L. 

April 27. Uriah Mitchel and Susannah Hubbs. L. 

May 7. Byeriy Bashford and Deborah Bloodgood. B. 

June 3. John Gritman and Anne Volenrine. B. 

June II. John Doxee and Jean Blue. B. 

June 20. John Thurston and Hannah Menthorn. L. 

June 22, John Carpenter and Rachael Baldwi. L. 

July 16. Jacob Mott and Abigail Jackson. L. 

Aug. 28. John Clap, of Rye, and Alice Allen. L. 

Sep. 24. Matthias Bomell, of New York, and Bridgett Haviland. L. 

Nov. 2. Peter Brass and Elizabeth Cornelius, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

Nov. 7. Christian Alburtus and Jane Alburtus. R 

Nov. 9. Nathanael White, of Rye, and Hannah Doxee. B. 
Dec. 10. Robert Shadbolt, of Oyster Bay, and Ruth Embree, of 

Fairfield, Ct. B. 

Dec. 1 7. Nathanael Pearson, of Oyster Bay, and Sarah Tidd. L. 

Feb. 15. Abraham Smaling and Phebe Bedel. B. 

Feb. 29. Henry Smith and Mary Smith. L. 

Mar. 3. Sylvanus Baldwin and Charity Wood. L. 

Mar. 7. Samuel Smith, of Jamaica, and Anne Petit L. 


May 7. Thomas Bumstead and Mary Torbin. R 

May 15. Joseph Halstedand Elizabeth Smith. L. 

May 16. Samuel Hase and Rozannah Weeks, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

May 22. Charles Peters and Jane Denton. I*. 

May 23. John Provost and Elizabeth Youngs, both of Oyster Bay. R 

June 6. Jarvis Dusinberry and Elizabeth Denton. B. 

June 15. Silas Carman and Hannah Smith. L. 

June 23. Isaac Wright and Ruth Lee. — 

Aug. 24. James Wood and Mary Barns. R 

Aug. 27. Michael Demott and Miriam Dirlip. — 

Aug. 31. Lawrence Huff and Susanna Fermon. L. 

Sep. 22. William Burch, of Oyster Bay, and Rebecca Seamens. — 

Oct. 3. Benjamin Thorn, of Flushing, and Phebe Carman. L. 

Oct. 16. Joseph Langdon and Abigail Lee. • L. 

Oct. 17. Elijah Barton and Margaret Carman. L. 

Nov. 3. Ach-ian Burtus and Mary Burtus. R 

Dec. 5. Isaac Bedle and Sarah Losee. L. 

Dec. 12. Nathan Volentine and Jane Suthard. R 

" " Peter Vande water and Mary Volentine. B. 

Dec. 23. Samuel Pierson and Elizabeth Bedel. L. 

Dec. 24. Joseph Petit and Aleke Demott. R 

Jan. 28. Jonathan Smith and Filina Weeks. L. 

Feb. 3. Thomas Williams and Sarah Smith. L. 

Feb. 6. Josiah Smith and Jane Maddocks, both of Oyster Bay. R 

Feb. 20. James Johnston and Mary Alexander. B. 

Feb. 21. Soloman Langdon and Margaret Man waring. B. 

Mar. 4. Richard Smith and Hannah Totten. L. 

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April 2. George Waltser and Judith Lambertson, of Jamaica. B. 

July 15. Lucas Covert, of Jamaica, and Cornelia Haugawout. L. 

Sep. 4. Harman Shaw and Mary Abrams. B. 

Sep. 29. James Pine and Phebe Smith. L. 

Nov. 24. Theodorus Van Wyck, of Flushing, and Mary Riche. L. 

Dec 7. Adam Mott and Elizabeth Smith. L. 

Dec. 23. Joseph Southard and Catherine Barns. B. 

Dec. 24. Richard Giiderslieve and Phebe Oldfield. L. 
Jan. 12. John Van Wyck and Deborah Lawrenpe, both of Flushing. L. 

Jan. 21. Daniel Hulet and Elizabeth Dusinberry. L. 

Jan. 28. Absalom Southard and Cornelia Bams. B. 

Feb. 19. Timothy Townsend and Sarah Hulet. L. 

Mar. la Arthur Alburtus and Mary Aughter. B. 


June 10. Richard Thorn and Mary Hyatt I^. 

June II. Thomas Crudge and Deboraii Saunders. B. 

June 12. Benjamin Hulet and Susannah Whitehead. L. 

June 25. Joseph Cryffin and Mary Giiderslieve. B. 

July 2. Samuel Rogers and Aimy Williams, of Oyster Bay. L. 

July 16. Samuel Jochson and Mary Townsend, of Oyster Bay. L. 

Oct 2. Thomas Thorn and Mary Dodge. L. 

Mar. 12. William Roberts and Phebe Hartford, of Oyster Bay. B. 


April 5. Simon Losee and Phebe Lewis, both of Oyster Bay. L. 

*• " Richard Veil, a soldier, and Catherine Poor. — 

. April 16. Jeremiah Birch and Mary Wright, both of Oyster Bay. — 

Aug. 21. Adam Wright and Sarah Nokes, both of Oyster Bay. — 

Sep. 29. Samuel Petit and Elizabeth Losee. B. 

Oct 26. Joseph Carle and Aimy Wilson. L. 

Jan. 6. Benjamin Treadwell and Sarah Allen. L. 

Oct. 8. John Carman and Mary Smith. L. 

Mar. 7. John Smith and Mary Putney. L. 

Mar. 12. Thomas Treadwel and Phebe Smith. L. 

Mar. 16. John Wild and Martha Wood. B. 


Mar. 30. William Verity and Jane Wright, of Oyster Bay. B. 

April 8. John Carman and Sarah Hulet. L. 

April 27. Samuel Cornel and Hannah Cornel. L. 

June — Benjamin Carmen and Mary Bedel. B. 

July 5. Peirce Pool and Sarah Peirce. B. 

July 10. Benjamin Laster and Mary Bedel. — 

Sep. 29. Jonas Wilkins and Elizabeth Johnston. B. 

Oct 12. John Sprong and Magdalen Williams. 1*. 

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Jan. 5. Jacob Valentine and Mary Coles, both of Oyster Bay. L. 

" ** John Totten and Mary Manwaring. L. 

Jan. 26. John Borland, Jr., and Peirson. B. 

Feb. 5. Jonathan Rowland and Hannah Marvine. L. 


Aug. 23. John Rhodes and Mary Reyner. L. 


Nov. 2, Samuel Clowes, Esq., of Jamaica, and Mary Reade, of 

New York. L. 

Rev. Samuel Seahury — Rector. 


Aug. 12. Isaac Petett and Jane Losee. B. 

Oct. 31. Thomas Lennington, Jr., and Phebe Southward. L. 

Nov. 6. Amos Beedle and Freelove Allyne. B. 

Jan. 2. Isaac Smith and Margaret Piatt. L. 


April — . John Comes and Phebe Lee. — 

May 14. Adam Carman and Mary Burtus. B. 

May 26. Joseph Denton and Mary Simmons. L. 

July 22. James Verity and Abigail Wood. B. 

Sep. 29. John Birdshal and Elizabeth Pierce. L. 

Oct. 29. Thomas Temple and Elizabeth Shaw. B. 

Nov. 6. Peter Holmes and Elizabeth Alburtus. B. 

Dec. 22. Samuel Smith and Levinah Rayner. L. 

Dec. 24. William Smith and Phebe Balden. L. 

Dec. 26. John Denison and Ruth Searing. — 

" " Francis Weeks and Agnes Postley. — 

Feb. 19. Timothy Smith and Amie Peters. L. 


April 25. Ezekiel Mathes and Elizabeth Cornelius, both of Oyster 

Bay. L. 

April 26. Jerimiah Bedle, Jr., and Mary Balden, L. 

May 2. Samuel Rowland and Ruth Marvin. L. 

Dec. 3. Joseph Carman and Hannah Southward. — 

Dec. 25. Jacob Bedele and Hannah Wiggins. — 

Feb. 24. Bennajah Martin, of West Jersey, and Hannah Lee. L. 


April 20. Daniel Kissam and Pegge Treadwell. L. 

April 2 7. Tbeophilus Wood and Katherine Fredenborough. B. 

June 9. Joseph Wood and Hannah Hutchings. B. 


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June 13. John Smith and Mary Sprag. 
June 22. Isaac Balden and Susanna Barnes. 
July 27. Stephen Thorn and Sibel Sands. 

" " Joshua Smith and Sarah Linnington. 
Jan. 14. John Petit and Elizabeth Cooker, of Oyster Bay. 
Feb. 17. William Cornel, Jr., and Miriam Mott 

" " James Rockwell and Mary Disney. 



July 27. Anthony De Mott and Phebe Bedle. B. 
Aug. 19. Samuel Willet, of York Ferry, and Katherine Combs, of 

Jamaica. L, 

Dec. 29. Anthony Oldfield, of Jamaica, and Jan Van Ostrand. B. 
































Henry Hall, of Oyster Bay, and Abigail Sticklen. B. 

Benjamin Rhoads and Elizabeth Hall. L. 

Stephen Alburtus and Elizabeth Bedle. — 

Henry Dorland and Sarah Merise. L. 
Cap't John Brown, of New York, and Mrs. Letitia Cornell. L. 

Anthony Seamons and Martha Smith. L. 

Thomas Carpenter and Ame Stoiker, L. 

John Husk and Ann Harrington. L. 

Joshua Sands and Mary Smith. L. 

Michael Sicels, of Kings Co., and Mary Baley. L. 

Christian Snidecer and Mary Baker. B. 

John Southward and Amy Man. L. 

James Pool and Mary Langdon. L, 

John Peters and Elizabeth Gildersleeve. L. 

Henry VViltse, of Duchess Co., and Hannah Cornel. L. 

Cornelius Wiltse, of Duchess Co., and Elizabeth Cornel. L. 

Joseph Mott and Phebe Smith. L. 

Elias Dorland, the 3d, and Hannah iJnington. B. 

Timothy B. Clowes and Mary Dorlandt. L. 

George Wright and Jemima Wright, both of Oyster Bay. L. 

Henry Sands and Martha Cornell. L. 


April 22. At Oyster Bay, Thomas Burch and Johanna Wright, both 

of Oyster Bay. • L. 

May 8. John Rushmore and Philena Smith. L. 

July 23. George Peters and Sarah Smith. L. 

Aug. 14. Richard Baker and Deborah Dooty. B. 

Aug. 2o. Nathaniel Seamans and Sarah Smith. L. 

Aug. 26. John Willis and Margaret Cornell. L. 

Sep. 14. John Whaley and Sarah Wilson. L. 

Sep. 20. William Smith and Elizabeth Birdsal. L. 

Oct 20. George Buns, of Huntington, and Elizabeth Gildersleeve. L. 

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CITY OF NEW YORK.— Marriages. 


A*» 1706. 
den 28 Nov. 


den 22 Jan. 
den 22 Maart. 
den 5 April. 

den 6. 
den 13. 

den 25. 

den 8 J6nii. 

den 10 A^gCist. 

den 3. 

den 2. 
den 21 Sep. 


A*» 1706. 

den 9 Jan. 
den 10. 
den 15. 
den 16. 

[(Continued from VoL XII., p. 44, of Thb Rbcord.) 


Personen met Geboden. 

A* 1706. 
Abraham Vl-edenb6rg, j. m. Van Eso- Getroiit den 17 

piis, & Isabelle Paersil, j. d. Van N. Jan6ar. 

Johannes de Lamontagnie, j. m. Van den 17 d^ 

N. Ttiyn, & Sarah PaesU, j. d. V. N. 

Jan Riet, j. m. Van Schotlande, met den 8 Febr. 

Abigael Liets, j. d. Van N. York. 
Thetinis Van Vegten met Annatje den 11 April 

Nathan Daely, j. m. V. Staaten Ylant, den 25 April 

met Sarah H^ismans, j. d. V. Akkin- 

Antony de Milt, j. m. V. N: Yoyk, met den 26. 

Maria Provoost, j. d. Van Esopiis. 
Abraham MeJ^er, j. m. V. N: Haarlem, den 10 Ma]^. 

met Engeltje Bussing, j. d. V. N: 

Jacob Samman, j. m. V. Baas zyn bo6- den 17. 

wery, met Cathalyntje Benssing, j. d. 

V. Albanie. 
Abraham Rydo6t, j. m. V. O. EngeP, den 24 J61y. 

met Margrietje de Groot, Wed. V. 

Abraham Wybrands. 
Philip Boiles, j. m. V. O. Engel*, met den 30 A6g. 

Catharina Van G6nst, Wed. Van Co- 

syn Gerrits. 
Johannes Van Heininge, j. m. Van N. den 26. 

York, & Marytje EUisze, j. d. V. N. 

Johannes T6rk, j. m. V. N. York, met den 10 Sep. \ 

Annetje Comelisze, j. d. V. Tappan. 
Thomas Stok^m, j. m. Van Exester in den 6. 

O. Engel*, met Sarah Ming, j. d. V. 


Personen met Licentie. 

A* 1706. 

Matthews Benssing & Catharina Pro- Getro6wt den 

voost. 10 Jan. 

Andreas Brotigthon & Maria Makkay. den 13. 

Steven Van Brakel & Dina Coely, Wed. den 19. 

Johannes Hooglandt & Jenneke Piet, den 19. 

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den 31. 
den 8 April. 

den 18. 
den 12 May. 
den TO. 
den 13 Jfinii. 
den 21 Sept. 


den 2 1 Sept. 

den 12 Sept. 

den 16. 

den d^ 

den 23. 

den 6 Dec. 

A** 1707. 
den 13. 

den 27. 

den 27. 

den I3jan6aiy. 

den 7 Feb. 

den 22 d^ 

den 7 Maart. 

Abraham Messelaar en Agnietje Staats. 
Pa^liis Ma(irits met Margareta Ketel- 

Jan Claasse met Maria Coen. 
Wessel VVesselsz met Maria Tenyk. 
Se1?brand Brodwer and Sarah Webbers. 
William Whyt & Hendrikje Bas. 
Pieter Buttler en Maria Lynis. 
Alexander Holmes en Jenneke de 


Personen met Geboden. 

Henderik Jansson, j. m. V. Yrland, 

met VVvnije Hendriks, j. d. V. N: 

York. ' 
Hendrik Hendriksz. Grootvelt, j. m. 

Van Amsterd., met Rachel Voe, j. d. 

V. Blommendaal, Voorby de groote 

Cornelis Aarland, j. m. Van Amsterd:, 

met Elisabeth Woeders, Wed. V. Jan 

Van der Beek. 
Jan Pietersz. Van Voorn, j. m. V. Gent, 

met J6dik Slot, V. N. York. 
Jacob Arendsze Slierendregt, j. ra. Van 

Maselandsliiis, met Marytje Hoist 

Van N. York. 
Johannes Boke^, j. m. Van Sluis, in 

Vlaanderen, met Marytje Langet, 

j. d. Van Esopus. 

Bartholome^is Jongman, j. m. Van Lei- 
den, met Maria Bosh. 
Isaac Vermilje, j. m. V. N. Haarlem, 

met Jesyntje Oblinis, Wed. V. Teimis 

Herman B^issing, j. m. V. N. Haarlem, 

met Sarah Selover, j. d. V. Niedvv- 

castel, Woonende alhier. 
Jocobiis Cosynsze, j. m. V. N: York, 

met Aafje Amak, j. d. V. N. Amers- 

Nicolaas Bogaars, Wedw', met Grietje 

Jansse, Wed. Van Joh. V. Tilbdrg. 
Willem Ded, j. m. V., met Susanna 

Salomons, j. d. V. 
Frans Van Dyk, j. m. V. N. York, met 

Aaltje Kermers, j. d. V. N: York. 

* From Bloomingdaile, in front of the Great KiU 


den 2 Feb. 
den 12 April. 

den 29. 
den 12 May. 
den 12. 
den 15 Junii. 
den 21 Sept. 
d. 27. 

Getrouwt . <ien 
13 Oct. 


den 7 Oct. 

den 7. 

den 12. 

den 28 Dec. 

A*» 1707. 
den 3 Jan. 

den 1*6. 

den 27. 

den 2 Feb. 

— 23 — 

den 14 Maert. 

den 27. 

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den lo April 
den 2 May. 


A* 1706. 

den 31 Oct. 
den I Nov. 
den 2. 
den 4. 
den 21. 
den 22. 

den 22. 
den 24. 

A** 1707. 
den 9 Jam 

den 9. 


den 13 Feb. 

den II Maart 
den 2 April, 
den 5 May. 


A* 1707. 
den II May. 

den 4 d^ 

den 9 d°. 

den 16 d^ 
den 29 May. 
den 6 JCinQ. 

den 4 May. 

Jacobus Kiiik, j. m. V. N: York, met 

Marytje Smith, j. d. V. N: York. 
Jan Haldron, j. m. V. N. Haarlem, met den i8, 

Cornelia Tienhoven, Wed: V. Andries 

Hoist Van N. York. 

Personen met Licentie. 

TheophilAs Elswart & Sarah de Maris. 

James Spairman & Elisabeth Cosyn. 
Philip lasper & Allaner Davis. 
Charles Crommel)m & Hanna Sinclar. 
Adriaan Provoost & Antje Aswerds. 
Bartholomews Schaats & Christina Ker- 

Hermanns Rutgers & Catharina Meyers. 
Isaac Oljer & Elisabeth Read. 

Hendrik Van der Spiegel & Anna Pro- 

Willem de Riiiter met Metje Van der 

Daniel Pieterson met Anna Maria Co- 
reman, Wed. 

Balthasar Van Benthtiizen & Lydia 

Johannes Ten Eyk & Wyntje Aartze. 

Hendrik Kermer & Maria Gerrits. 

Johannes Ix>uw & Engellje Brestede. 

James Biissy & Catharina Van Gelder. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Daniel Jacobsze Van Winkel, j. m. Van 

Bergen, met Rachel Straat, j. d. V. 

Harpert Gerbrantse, j. m. Van Gemoe- 

nepau, met Hillegont Marcellis, j. d. 

Van Bergen. 
B6rger Mands, j. m. V. N. Haarlem, den 31 d". 

met Geertrdy Korsse, Wed. V. Stof- 

fel Christiaansz. 
Johannes Van B66ren, j. m. V. Amst., den 15 Jfinfl. 

met Maria Meier, j. d. Van N: York. 
Jan La(irensze, j. m. V. N. Haarlem, den 20 d". 

met Jannetje Corsse, j. d. V. N. York. 
Gerrit Hassing, j. m. V. Vlakkebosch, den 28 d°. 

& Engeltje B6rger, j. d. V. N: York. 

A« 1706. 
GetroWwt den i 

den I — 
den 2 — 
den 7 — 
den 23 — 
den 28. 

den 25 decemb. 
den 26 — 

A« 1707. 
den 12 Jann^ 

den 22 — 

den 22. 

den 21 Feb. 

den d«. 

den 12 Maart 
den 5 April, 
den 6 May. 

A« 1707. 
GetroWwt den 
16 May. 

den 30 May. 

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den II July. 

den I d*. 
den 8 Aug. 
den 22. 

den 22 A6gfist. 
den 26 Sept. 

den 3 Oct. 

A"* 1707. 

den 22 Juny. 
den ?8. 
den 22 J6ly. 
den 9 A6gist. 

den 19 d^ 
den II Sep. 
den 6 Oct. 

den 16 d^ 


A* 1707. 
den 10 Oct. 

den II d*. 


Jacob Salomonsz. Goewy, Wed' V. den 27 Jfily. 

Amst., woonende omtrent de de^tel- 

bay, met Maatje Keer, Wed. V. Cor- 

nelis Van d. Werf, woonende alhier. 
William Kerten, j. m. V. O. Engel*, met den 28 d^ 

Anna Honing, Wed. William Floiwd, 

V. London. 
Jan Comelisz. Schyf, Wed. V. Ryp in den 24 Afigtist. 

Friesland, met Susanna Woedert, 

Wed. V. Joris Walgraft V. N: York. 
Met attestatie Van de Kerkeraad Van den 9. Sept. 

Bergen in N. Jersey dat de drie hdw- 
• lyksche von stellingen onverhinderd 

zyn geschiet, Zyn Van my GetroGwt* 
Laftrens Barentsze, Wed' Van Vlissin- 

gen in Zcelandt, met Hester Van 

Blark6m, j. d. Van Bergen. 
Arie Koning, j. m. V. N: York, met den 13. 

Rachel Peek, j. d. Van N: York. 
Fredrik Willemse, j. m. V. N: York, den 16 Oct. 

met Marytje Waldron, j. d. V..N: 

Jan Padlsze, j. m. V. N: York, met den 23. 

Antje HCiisman, j. d. V. Hakkinsak. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Samson Benson & Margarita Kermer. 

Albert Aartze & Hanna Ten Eyk. 
Arie Affel & Maria Denemarke. , 

Pieter KoGwenhoven & Wyntje Ten 

Joos't Sooy & Sarah Balk. 
Pieter Amient & Elisabeth Tienhoven. 
William Beekman & Catharina de La- 

Stoffel Pels en Elisabeth Baracolo. 

Personen met Geboden. 

op Bergen afgekondigd. 

Dirk Philipse Conyn, j. m. V, N. Alban. 

met Rachel Andriese,j. d. V. N: York, 

Woon. op Berge. 
Isaac Salomonsz., j. m. V. N: York, 

met Isabella Pietersze, j. d. V. N: 


A*» 1707. 
Getroiiwt den 

12 J6ny. 
den 29. 
den 26 Jiily. 
den 9 Aug. 

den 19 d". 
den 16 Sep. 
den II Oct. 

den 18 d^ 

A** 1707. 
Getro6wt den 
24 Oct. 

den 30 d**, 

[* Translation. 'With certiiicate of the Consistory of Bergen in New Jersey that the banns had been 
pobbsbed three times without objections being made, on which I married them.] 

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den II d®. 
den 24. 

A*» 1708. 
den 9 Jan. 

den 10 Dec, A* 


d« 28. 

den 13 Feb. 

den 27 d^ 

den 27 d^ 

den 19 Maart. 

den 28 Jiinii. 

A** 1707. 

den 7 Oct 
den 13 d^ 

den 24 d*, 

den 4 Dec. 
den 6. 
den 12. 

A^ 1708. 
den 24 Feb. 

den II Maart. 
den 26 d®. 


Jacobs Fransz. j. m. V. N: York, met den 4. 

Antje Haan, j. d. Van N: York. 
Walther Dops, j. m. Van Baren Ylant, den 21 d*. 

met Ytje Paersil, j. d. Van Baren 


Jonathan Maiden, j. m. V. Boston, met 

Sarah Kock, j. d. V. N. York, beide 

Woonende alhier. 
Jan Nagel, j. m. V. N. Haarlem, met den 2 January. 

Magdalena Dykman, j. d. V. N. 

Daniel Ldwis, j. m. V. O. EngP, met 

Geesje Braesiers, j. d. V. N. York. 
Andries Dodw, j. m. V. N. Albanie, 

met Adriana Van der Graaf, j. d. V. 

Sliiis in Vlaand'. 
Harnien Van Hoeze, j. m. V. N. Alb., 

met Geesje Hereraan, j. d. V. Baas 

zyn bo6wery. 
Nitolaas Woertendyk, j. m. V. groote 

Kil, met Margrietje Hereman, j. d. 

V. Baas zyn bouwery. 
Jeremias Reddin, j. m. V. Schotlant, 

met Anna Paersils, j. d. V. Baeren 

Willem Halst, j. m. V. Rotterd", met 

Antje Welvaaren, j. d. Van Ctiracao. 

January 25, A' 

d' 7. 

den 29 Feb. 

d** 19. 

d** 19. 

den 4 July. 

Personen met Liccntie. 

A** 1707. 
Getrouwt den 

8 Oct. 
den 16 d^ 

Lowies Antony Van Nie^wenhuyzen 
met Aafje Wandelaar. 

Dirk Bensing & Jannetje Van de Wa- 

Nicolaas Van Geder & Femmetje Wy- den 2 7 d**. 

Joseph Merlot & Rebecca Denfort den 4 Dec. 

Cladde Besonnet & James Jondon. den 6. 

Abraham Van Aalstyn & Marite Jans, den 7. 

I^awrens Kinne met Catharine Van der den 13. 

Andries Meyer & Geertje Wessels. 
Joseph Robmson & Maria Klein. 
Robbert Bensson & Cornelia Roos. 
Hendrik Kermer & Jacomyntje Rave- 

A' 1708. 
den 28 Feb. 
den 28 d*. 
den 14 Maart. 
den 9 April. 

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den 27 April. 

den 7 May. 



den 29. 
den 3 July, 
den 17 Jiily. 
den 23. 

• (583) 

A* 1708. 

Met attestatie 
Van Akkinsak 
den 12. Oct 

den 22 Oct. 

den x8 Nov. 
den 18 d*. 

A* 1709. 
den 16 April. 

den 23. d°. 

den 14 May. 


den 25 JiinQ. 


A** 1708. 
Ingeteekent den 

29 May. 
den — Sept. 
den 1 7 d^ 
den 25 d**. 
den 18 Oct. 

Johannes Hooglant & Catharina Kade- 

Johannes Ko&wenhooven & Rachel 

Johannes Brestede & Anna Maria Els- 

Barend d Foreest & Cathalyntje Scher- 

John Smith & Judith Ofitmans. 
Willem Aarsse & Adriana Stryp, Wid. 
Cornelis Jansse & Mettje de Voor. 
David Kermer & Debora Berry. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Isaac Van Giesse, Wed' V. Corn* 
Hendr. Blinkerhof, met Hillegond 
Claasze Kuiper, j. d. V. Ahasyms. 

Jan Man, j. m. Van Rood Ylant, met 
Elisabeth Van Dedrsen, j. d. V. N.*Y. 

Francois Biiis, j. m. V. Cdrassofi, met 
Annatje Waldron, j. d. V. N: York. 

Jacob Lee, j. m. V. O. Engel', met Jiistt 
na Witvelt, j. d. V. N: York. • 

Thomas Ross, j. m. V. O. EngeP, met. 
Elisabeth Borsjes, Wed. Van David 

Jan Estry, j. m. Van O. Engel*, met 
Rebecca Qiiik, j. d. V. N. York. 

Fredrik Jacobse Woertendyke, j. m. V. 
bouwcry, met Divertje Q6akkenbos, 
j. d. V. Albanie, Woon. op boAwery. 

David Mandeviel, j. m. V. Heemste, 
Woonende Pegqdenck, met Jannetje 
Jacobs Woertendyk, j. d. V. Bouwery. 

Thomas Poskitt, j. m. V. O. Engel', met 
Johanna Bellin, Wed. Van Jacob Van 
den B6rg, Woonachtig alhier. 

Personen met Licentie. 

John Smith & J6dik 06tman. 

Adriaan Beekman & I^ficrecia de Kay. 
Jacob Moenen & Margrite Van Tiiil. 
Joh: Rosevelt & Hyla Sjoerts. 
JabobCis de Lanoy & Annatje ClofF. 


den I May. 

den 8. 

den 22. 

den 29. 

den 5 Jdna. 
den 8 July, 
den 19 J^ly. 
den 24. 

A° 1708. 
Getro^wt den 

19 Oct 

den 20 Nov. 

den 9. Dec. 

den 19 d®. 

Getro^wt den 

24 April 

den I May. 

den 10 J^nil. 


den 5 J61y. 

A** 1708. 
Getrofiwt den 

5 J6nU. 
II Sept. 
den 20 — 
den 25. 
den 20 Oct. 

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den 27. 
den 8 Nov. 
den 29 — 

den 29. 
den 23 Dec. 

A** 1709. 

den 7 May. 
den 1 7 d^ 
den 1 7 d^ 
den 30 J6nii. 

den 3 Jiily. 

13 d'. 

den 2 Atig^t. 


Jan Niewkerk & Jenneke Brestede. 
Benjamin Rievers & AaQe Moll. 
Gysbert Van Berg & Cathalina V. 

Isaac Boele & Catharina Waldron. 
Joh" Brestede & Jannetje Roomen. 

Samiiel Staats & Catiiarina Haarerden. 

Joseph Berry & Helena Matthysze. 
William Bro6wer & Maria Hennion. 
Andries Hardenbroek & Femmetje Van 

dcr Klyf. 
Thomas Hook & Mary G6rncy. 
James Jong & Sarah Wedgberry. 
Joseph Lokeson & Mary Mitchell. 

A** 1709. 

2 Sept. Met 
att. V. Bergen. 

d° 10 Sept 


den 30, 
den 21 Oct 
d« 21. 

d 5 Nov. 

A® 1710. 
January den 20. 

Maart den 24. 

den 17. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Daniel Van Winkel, W Van Rachel 

Stratemaker, met Jannetje Cornelisz 

Vrelandt, j. d., beide Van Bergen. 
Johannes Peek, j. m. V. N. York, met 
^Tryntje Hellacker, j. d. V. N. York. 
Alexander Simson, Wed' V. N. Amels- 

foort, met Metthe Lie, Wed. V. Lon- 
* don in O. Engel'. 
Jacob Brofiwer, j. m. Van Brefikel", met 

Petronella de La Montangne, j. d. 

V. N. York. 
Nicolaas Haiman, j. m. V. Amst, met 

Willemyna J6isse, Wed. V. Daniel 

Prysby De6telbay. 
Hendrik Fransse, Wed' V. N. York, 

met Anna Maria Sipkens, Wed. V. 

Harm: I^(icasz V. N. York. 
Johannes Heier, j. m. V. N. York, met 

Jannetje Stynmets, j. d. V. Ahasyms. 

Thomas Grikson, Wed' V. Elisabeth 
Wynrdit, & Janneke Andries, j. d., 
beide woonende op bouwery. 

Cornelisz. Jacobsz. Woertendyk, j. m. 
V. Bouwery, met Jenneke Paers, j, d. 
V. N. York. 

Pieter de Garmoy j. m. V. N. Albanie, 
met Metje Van Tilburg, j. d. V. N. 


den 6 Nov. 
den 9 Nov. 
den 3 Dec. 

den 9. — 
den 25. 

A** 1709. 
Getro(iwt den 

7 May. 
den 17 — 
den 19 — 
den 2 J61y. 

den 10 d^ 
den 13 d*. 
den 2 Aug*. 

A** 1709. 
Getrodwt den 
3 Sept 

den 5 Oct. 

d« 10. 

den 28 Oct 

den II Nov. 

24 Nov. 

d« 25. 

d» 14 Febrti. 
d** 13 April, 
den 2 April. 


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May 21. 


den 14 A(igiist. 
dcH 15 Sept 
d« 24. 
d 24. 

den 2\ Oct. 
d 22. 
d 3 Dec. 

d*» 20. 

A** 1 710. 
January den 31. 


3 Maert. 



d" I Febr^a. 

den 18 Maert. 

d'»3o — 

May Ongedag- 
teekent [with- 
out date]. 


1 710. 
April den 7. 

July 21. 


August I. 


Gerard Windel, j. m. geboren op Zee, 
met Cornelia Blank, j. d. V. N. York. 

Personen met Licentie. 

William Swansten met Rachel Web- 

TheophiKis Elswart & Sarah Verd6yn. 

Andries Meyer & Maria Van Trigt. 

Gerrit Wo6tersse & Emmetje de Vries, 

Dirk Egbertze & Margrita Teller. 

Gerrit Keteltas & Catharina Stevens. 

Enog Vrelant & Maria S* Leger. 

Frans Co6wenhoven & Catharina Oli- 

Jan Van Defirsen & Jane Marshall d** 22 d^ 

A** 1709. 
Getrouwt den 

18 A(ig. 
den 24 Sept* 
d« 25. 
d^ 25. 
den 22 Oct 
den 22. 
d 3 Dec. 

Andries Ten Eyk & Barendina Harden- 

Daniel Weeks & Mary Weeks. 
Hans Kiersted & Maria Van Vlek. 
Nicolfis Rosevelt & Sarah FCilman. 
JacobCis Mafirits & Elisaboth Stevens. 
Hendrik C6iler & Maria Jacobs. 
Bofit Wessels & Maria Brestede. 

Nicolaas Matthysz & Maria Lakeman. 

Personen met Geboden. 

A* 1710* 
Feb. I. 

d. II January. 

d** 3 Maert. 
d"* 5 Febr^iar. 
d. 18 Maert. 
den I April, 
May 21. 


A** 1710, 
Getrofiwt r JQ* 

Benjamin Van Vegten, j. m. Y. N. Al- 
bany, met Jenneke Eckkisse, j. d. V 

Gerrit Roos, j. m. V. N. Alban^, met 8 Afigtist. 

Judith Toers, j. d. V. Bergen. 
Philipp6s Van Bossen, j. m. V. N: 

York, met Margritje Willemsz, j. d. 

V. N: York. 
Pieter Van Velsen, Wed' V. N: York, 

met Jannetje Joosten, Wed. V. Isaac 

Vredenb6rg V. N. York. 
Jacobds Stanton, j. m. V. London in 

O. Engel*, met Marytje Reltth, j. d. 

V. N: York. 
Johannes B(ijs, j. m. V. C6racao, met 

Neeltje Claasze, j. d. V. Schonec- 




Septemb, 10, 

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92 The Tittis Family in America, [April, 


Threb Generations. 
By the Rbv. Anson Titus, Jr., Weymouth, Mass. 

Robert Titus, the first of the name in America, was born in 
England in 1600, probably St. Catherine's parish, near Stansted Ab- 
bots, Hertfordshire, some thirty miles north of London. There is a 
probability that Robert was of the same family of Col. Silas Titus who 
played quite a part in the politics of his time. The father of Col. Silas 
was also Silas, and Silas senior had three sons, Silas, Stephen, and one 
other son, whom the record does not mention, but whom we suppose was 
Robert, who at the time was in America. Silas, Senr.,* married Constancia 

, who d. October 22, 1667. He d. Nov. 24, 1637. Their children 

were : Robert (?), b. 1600, removed to America in 1635 ; Silas, b. 1622 ; 
Stephen, d. March 30, 1671. 

Silas Titus, Jr., m. Catherine Winstanley, daughter of James Win- 
stanley, Esq., of Lancastershire. He entered a commoner of Christ's Church, 
Oxford, in 1637, and became about 1640 a member of one of the Inns of 
Court. In the grand rebellion, when parliament raised an army against 
the king, he obtained a captain's commission, but disapproving of the 
course pursued by the Independents, abandoned his colors for the royal 
standard, and was subsequently of eminent service to the two Charleses. 
Col. Silas Titus was a man 6i wit, and the author of a famous pamphlet 
called "Killing no Murder." It was published anonymously, and created 
a stir in political circles. King Charles rewarded him for services rendered. 
He d. in December, t 704, aged 82, and was interred in the chancel of the 
parish church of St. James, at Bushey, in Hertfordshire, where his father 
and other members of the family also lie buried.f 

I. Robert Titus embarked from London April 3, 1635. The following 
is the entry in the passenger list, preserved in the Public Record Office, 
London. " Theis under written names are to be transported to New Eng- 
land, imbarqued in ye Hopewell, Mr. VVm. Bundick. The p'ties have 
brought certificate from the Minister & justices of Peace that they are no 
Subsedy men, they have taken the oath of Alleg. & Supremacie, 
Robert Titus, Husbandman of St. Katherin's, (aged) 35 
Hannah Titus, uxor 31 

Jo. Titus 8 

Edmond Titus 5 " 

They arrived at Boston in a few weeks following, and soon were granted 
land in the present town of Brookline, near Muddy River, adjoining Boston. 
Here the family remained two or three years, when they removed to the 
town of Weymouth, some nine miles to the southeast Their land is 
described in the records of the town of Weymouth, and was located in the 
present village of North Weymouth, and is not far from the unfortunate 

* Chaunoey's Historical Antiquities of Hertforshire, Vol. II., p. 469. 

t Cough's Camden's Brittania, Vol. II., p. 163 : Clutterbuck's Hist, of Hertfordshire, VoL II., p. 344 ; 
Granger's Biographical Hisu of England, Vol. II.» pp. 165, 311 ; Bnrke'sDic of Landed Gentry, p. 1616. 
note : Clarke's Handbook of Heraldry, pp. 150, 17a : Hume and Mucaulay mention CoU Silas in that era of 
English history ; Book of family Crests (Washburn's, London ), plate 63, ng. 4 ; Jouroals of House of Com- 
mons, VoU VIIL, p. axs : Harleian Miss. VoL IV., p. 290, etc 

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settlement which Capt. Weston made in Sept, 1622. In the spring of 1644 
Robert, in company with some forty families, removed with the minister of 
the Weymouth parish, Rev. Samuel Newman, to the town of Rehoboth, 
just east of Providence, R. I. He was one of the founders of the first parish. 
While a resident of Rehoboth he was often entrusted by the freemen with 
offices of confidence. He Was Commissioner for the Court of Plymouth 
from Rehoboth the years 1648-9, and 1650 and 1654. He had some 
trouble with the authorities because he harbored Abney Ordway and 
family, they being of " evil fame," which, the author supposes, means they 
were Quakers. He soon after gave notice of his intention to leave the 
colony. He sold his property to Robert Jones, of Nantasket, 23d 3d mo., 
1654, and we fix this as about the date of his migration to Long Island. 
According to Thompson, his sons Samuel, Abiel, and Content, were free- 
holders in Huntington in 1666. John, the oldest son, remained in Reho- 
both, north Purchase, now Attleboro, and Edmond came to Hempstead 
as early as 1650. The will of Hannah Titus, widow of Robert, was 
made May 14, 1672. Letters of administration were granted her son Con- 
tent by Governor Andros, and an inventory made of the estate which 
amounted to ^^52 13s. 6d, March 24, 1678-9. The following is a literal 
copy of her will, made at Huntington, L. I., where her home was. The 
original is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals, at Al- 
bany, N. Y. : 

" May 14th 1672. The last Will and testament of Hanna Titus, being 
in prefit memory, I bequeth my sowl to God that gave it, and my body to 
the earth, and for my Estate I despose of it as followeth : — Imprimis I give 
to my sonn Content my house and all- my land ; and oiit of the forsaid 
house and Lands I give to my sonn John tenn poundes, which my son 
Content is to pay him. And also I give to my son John my mare, and 
to my son Edmond I give a horse, and to my son Samuel a browne cow, 
and a yearlen stear, and I give to my son Samuel's wife my warming pan, 
and to my son Abialle's wife my smothing yron and to my son Contente's 
wife my Skiraar, and for what remnantes of sarg and cloth I have, my will 
is, that it be equally divided among all my children, and to my dafter Su- 
sana I give my sarg hoode, and for all the rest of my estate within the 
house and without it, I give to my sun Abiall and Content to be equally 
divided between them two, and to this my will I set my hand in the pres- 
ence of Richard Willi ames the H marke of 
Thomas Skidmore Hana Titus. 

Richard Williames being one of the witnesses to this will have given 
his oath to the ^uth of it before me Jonas Wood 

this 28, of May '79. 

Thomas Skidmore being a witness to y* w* in written will doth declare 
in y* presence of God to y* truth of it before me 

Isaac Piatt, Constable 
In the absence of y* Justice. 

Huntington, December y* 17*** 1679.". 

Children of Robert Titus and Wife Hannah. 

2. i. John, b. in Eng., 1627 ; d. April 16, 1689. 

3, ii. Edmond, b. in Eng., 1630 ; d. 17 day 2d mo., 1727. 

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4. iii. Samuel. 

iv. Susanna, mentioned in her mother's will. 

5. V. Abiel, b. in Weymouth, Mar. 17, 1640-1 ; d. , 1736-7. 

6. vi. Content, b. in Weymouth, Mar. 28, 1643 ; d. Jan. 17, 1730. 

2. John" Titus (Robert*), b. in England, 1627 ; m. Abigal • Carpenter 
(William'). He d. April 16, 1689. His widow m., 2d, Jonah Palmer, 
Sen., Nov. 9, 1692, and d. wid. Mar. 5, 17 10. He was one of the original 
purchasers of Rehoboth, north Purchase, now Attleboro, and was an ac- 
tive citizen in church and State. He and his son John, Jr., were engaged 
in the King Philip Indian war [1675], ^^is renowned chieftain residing but 
a few miles distant. Children : 

John, Jr., b. Dec. 18, 1650 ; d. Dec. 2, 1697. 
Abigal, b. Feb. 18, 1652 ; m. John Fuller, Apr. 25, 1673. 
Silas, b. May 18, 1656. 

Hannah, b. Nov. 28, 1658; d. Nov. 12, 1673. 
Samuel, b. June i, 1661 ; d. July 13, 1726. 
Joseph, \ twins, bom j Mary, m. Richard 

Mary, or Mercy, J Mar. 17, 1665 ; ( Bowen, Jan. 9, 1683. 
Experience, b. Oct. 9, 1669; m. Leonard Nowsom, June 
12, 1 69-. 

3. Edmond Titus" (Robert*), b. in England in 1630. He resided 
with his parents until 1650, when, according to Thompson, he came to 
Hempstead, where he resided a short time, thence to Old Westbury. The 
land at Old Westbury is still in the possession of the family. Edmond 
Titus early became a Quaker or Friend, for which he suffered many things 
at the hands of the authorities. 

From the records of the Quarterly Meeting we extract the following : 
" Edmond Titus, one that Received ye truth many years since and lived 
and dyed in it In his latter days his Eyes grew dim that he could not see 
and thick of hearing, all which he bore very patiently. In the time of his 
last sickness his daughter Phebe field standing by him, he said, my Life is in 
Christ my God,'* with many more comfortable words. His Last words 
were these : — I have put away all filthiness & superfluity & Hautiness. 
I have Received with meekness ye engrafted word that is Able to save the 
soul & soon departed this life in a quiet frame of Spirit sensible to the last 
ye 7 d. 2d mo., 1715 aged near 85 years." [N. Y. Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Record, 1876, p. 42.] ** His wife survived him twelve years and 
died the 17th of 2d mo. 1727 in ye ninetieth year of her age. Some years 
before her death she was helpless and kept her bed. Her natural faculties 
became much impaired ; yet she retained a lively sense of the Divine 
goodness, and many times near her door, feeling the fresh springs of Di- 
vine life to well up in her soul, she would exhort her children and others 
to wait upon God, that they might thereby be made sensible of the work- 
ings of Truth in their hearts which was the way through obedience there- 
unto to find peace with God." 

Edmond Titus m. Martha, dau. of Wm. and Jane Washbume, Hemp- 
stead, who d. 2d mo., 1727, aged about 90. The following^ were their 

children : 

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Samuel, b. 6th mo., 1658. 

Phebe, b. ist mo., 1660; m., ist, Sara'l Scudder, 2d, 

Robert Field. 
Martha, b. ist mo., 1663, m. Benj. Seaman. 
Mary, b. 5th mo., 1665, ra. William Willis. 
Hannah, b. 9th mo., 1667, m. Benj. Smith. 
Jane, b. 2d mo., 1670, m. James Denton. 
John, b. 29th of 2d mo., 1672. 
Peter, b. 6th mo., 1674. 
Silas, b. 3d of 8th mo., 1676. 

Patience, b. 4th of 12th mo., 1678, m. Nicholas Haight. 
Temperance, b. ist of 3d mo., 1681 ; d. 15th of nth 
mo., 1704. 

4. Samuel," (Robert ') supposed to have been bom in Brookline (near 
Boston), or Weymouth ; removed with his parents to Huntington, L. I. 
He was called "Sargent." He married and hafl a family of daughters, as 
follows : 

i. Hannah, b. April 14, 1669; m. (?)John Buffet, 1696. 

ii. Rebecka, b. Oct. 28, 1675. 

iii. Patience, b. April 27, 1677. 

iv. Experience, b. April 27, 1680. 

5. Abiel,* (Robert ') b. in Weymouth, Mass., March 17, 1940-1. A 

land holder in Huntington, L. I., 1666 ; m. , Scuder ; d. 1736-7, aged 96. 

Children : 

Mary, b. March 12. 1673-4. 
Rebeca, b. Oct. 21, 1676. 
Abiel, b. March 15, 1678-9. 
Henry, b. March 6, 1681-2. 

17. v. John, b. April 9, 1684. 

6. Content Titus » (Robert '), b. in Weymouth, Maks., March 28, 
1643. Aland holder in Huntington, 1666; in Newtown in 1672. He 

m. Elizabeth , a dau. of Rev. John Moore. He was a very active man 

in the affairs of church and State. He was a captain in the war against the 
Indians and became an elder of the Presbyterian Church at the age of 
80. He died Jan. 17, 1730, aged 87. His gravestone is in the S. W. cor- 
ner of the ancient burial place in Newtown. 

L Robert, said to have gone to Delaware. 

18. ii. Silas, d. Nov. 2, 1748. 

19. iii. John. 

iv. Timothy, settled in Hopewell, N. J. • 

V. Hannah, d. unmar. 

vi. Phebe, m. Jonathan Hunt. 

viL Abigail, m. George Furniss or Ferris. 

7. John 3 Qohn,» Robert *), b. in Rehoboth, Dec. 18, 1650; m. ist, 
Lydia Redway, July 17, 1673, who d. Nov, 25, 1676. He m. 2d, Sarah 






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Miller, July 3, 1677. "Widow** Sarah Titus d. March 10, 1752. John 
Titus d. Dec. 2, 1797. Children : 

i. I^YDiA, b. Dec. 6, 1674 (by first wife) ; unmar. in 1715. 

ii. John, b. March 12, 1678 ; d. April 16, 1758. 

iii. Samuel, b. July 29, 1680. 

iv. Hannah, b. Nov. 10, 1682; m. Nath. Willis. 

V. Robert, b. Feb. 23, 1684. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 21, 1687-8; m. John Gauzy. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. May 5, 1691 ; m. John Gauzy, Jr. 

viii. Timothy, b. Dec. 16, 1692. 

ix. Abigail, b. April 25, 1695 ; d. April 15, 1715. 

8. Silas Titus ^ (John," Robert'), b. in Rehoboth, May 18, 1656 ; m. 
I St, Sarah Battelle of Dedham, Oct. 23, 1679, who d. April 8, 1689 ; in. 
2d, Hannah Thurston, July 4, 1689 ; prob. m. 3d, Mehitable Ormsbee, 
Jan. 24, 1 716-7. He d. , 1741. Children : 

i. Mary, b. March 30, 168 1-2. 

ii. Silas, b. Aug. 12, 1683 (perhaps '79). 

iii. Abigail, b. March 13, 1685-6; unmar. 

iv. Martha, b. April i, 1690; d. unmar. Sept. 18, 1762. 

By second Wife. 

V. Paul, b. May 14, 1680 ; " enlisted in expedition against Can- 
ada,'* as per will made June 30, 1746. Probated July 9, 
1747, Providence, R. I. ** He d. Jan. 4, 1746-7, at Old- 
town, Martha's Vinyard.*' 

vi. Esther, b. Oct. 17, 1692 ; m. John Hill. 

9. Samuel Titus ^ (John", Robert'), b. in Rehoboth. June i, 1661 ; 
m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Jonson, Nov. 27, 1693, who died Sept. 5-15, 
1726. Children: 

i. Elizabeth, b. June 13, 1695 ; m. Joseph Streeter. 

ii. Abigail, b. Dec. 16, 1697 ; d. April 15, 1715. 

iii. Samuel, b. Jan. 29, 1 699-1 700, 

iv. John, b. June 20, 1803. 

ID. Joseph Titus ^ (John' , Robert '), b. in Rehoboth, March 17, 1665 ; 
a twin of Mary ; m. Martha Palmer, Jan. 19, 1687-8, dau. of Jonah. Chil- 
dren : 

i. Joseph, b. Nov. 12, 1688. 

ii. Jonah, b. Jan. 19, 1690. 

iii. Benjamin, b. Sept. 4, 169 — . 

iv. NoSh, b. April 22, 1696 ; d. June 8, 1622. 

V. Martha, b. Dec. 20, 1698 ; d. Feb. 12, 1737. 

vi. Mercy, b. Sept. 5, 1701. 

vii. LyDiA,b. Sept. 16, 1703 ; m. Sept. 20, 1727, Zacariah Field, 
of Providence. 

viii, Abijah (or Abigal), b. Nov. 23, 1706. 

ix. Phebe, b. May 9, 1709 ; m. Nov. 15^ 1735, John Mathews. 

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11. Samuel Titus » (Edmond," Robert'), b. at Westbury, 1658; m. 
ist, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Powell ; m. 2d, Elizabeth, wid. of John 
Prior of Mantinecock, and dau. of John Bowne of Flushing. She d. Oct. 
14, 1 72 1. He d. Jan. i, 1732-3, aged about 75 years. Children, by ist 
wife : 

L Phebe, b. 8, 8th mo., 1693. 

ii. Temperance, b. 6, ist mo., 1695-6; d. 15, 2d mo., 1704, 

iii. Martha, b. 23, 12th mo., 1698-9. 

iv. Samuel, b. 23, 9th mo., 1702 ; d. 19, 2d mo., 1750. 

12. John Titus' (Edmond," Robert'), b. at Westbury 29, 2d mo, 1672 ; 
m. ist, Sarah, dau. of Henry Willis, who d. i, ist mo, 1729-30, aged 58, 
m., 2d, Mary Smith, wid. of John, 7, ist mo, 1732. Lived in the north 
part of Westbury. He d. 4, ist mo., 1751^ Children by ist wife : 

i. Mary, b. 13, 4lh mo., 1696, m. Henry Pearsall. 

ii. John, b. 28, 5th mo., 1698. 

iii. Philadelphia, b. 29, 9th mo., 1700 ; m. Thomas Seaman. 

iv. Jacob, b. i, 5th mo., 1703. 

V. William, b. 23, 7th mo., 1705. 

vi. Sarah, b. 7, ist mo., 1708 ; m. Edmond Titus. 

vii. Phebe, b. 6, 5th mo., 1710; m. John Ridgeway, 

viii, Richard, (by 2d wife) b. ; (not 21 when will was 

made in 1747.) 

13. Peter Titus ' (Edmond,' Robert '), b. at Westbury, 6 mo., 1674 ; m. 
Martha, d^u. of John Jackson, of Jemsalem. She d. 10, i2mo., 1753, 
(N. S.) He d. 23, loth mo., 1753, (^- S.) Children : 

i. James, b. ; m. Jane Seaman. 

ii. John, b. ; m. Amy Barker, dau. of Samuel. 

iii. Richard, b. ; m. Mary Peters. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. ; m. Henry Townsend. 

V. Peter, b. ; m. Mary Scudder. 

vi. Robert, b. ; d. unman, 1756. . 

14. Silas Titus ^ (Edmond," Robert'), b. at Westbury, 3, 8th mo., 1676 ; 
m. Sarah Haight, of Flushing, 8, loth mo., 1704, (a sister of Nickolas 
who m. Patience Titus, dau. of Edmond^. His will was probated June 8, 
1750. He mentions wife Sarah and children, except David, who died 
previous to the making of the will in 1747. Children : 

i. Edmond, b. i, 8th mo., 1705 ; m. Sarah Titus, 
ii. Temperance, b. 14, loth mo., 1707. 
iii. Silas, b. 14, 9th mo., 1709. 

iv. Sarah, b. 6, 8mo., 1711; m. Wm. Walmsley, of Pennsyl- 
vania, for an account of this family see History of By- 
berry and Moreland, Pa., p. 339, et seq. 
V. Hannah, b. 29, 9th mo., 1713 ; d. — 9th mo., 17 14. 
vi. Phebe, b. 27, 7th mo., 1717; m. Benj. Hicks and d. 2, 

2d m^., 1800. 
vii. David, b. 20, 4th mo., 1719. 

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viii. William, b. 14, 8th mo., 1722. 

ix. Mary, b. 8, 3 mo., 1725; m. Thomas Walton of Pennsyl- 

15. Abiel' (Abiel" Robert'), h. in Huntington, March 15, 1678-9; 
m. Irena . She or a former wife, prob. dau. of Samuel Smith, Hun- 
tington. His will was made Jan. 3, 1759, ^i-nd probated May 4, 1759. 
Children : 

i. Silas. 

ii. Abiel, (oldest son in 1725.) 

iii. Benjamin. 

iv. , prob. Timothy (not mentioned in will). 

V. Ruth, m. Gould, 

vi. Ann, m. Ketchum. 

vii. Mary. 

viii. Phebe. 

16. Henry Titus 3 (Abiel,' Robert '), b. Huntington, March 6, 168 1-2 ; 
m. Rachael Pugsley. His will was made Nov. 23, 1725. Probated Jan. 
26, 1725-6. 

17. John Titus' (Abiel,' Robert'), b. in Huntington, April 9, 1684 \ 
m. ist Sarah Piatt, m. 2d widow, Martha (Oldfield) Huggins, Feb. 21, 
1 742-3, John Titus ; d. June 4, 1 754. His wife surviving m. Sanmel Brush, 
and being left a widow again, m. her fourth husband John Wood. She d. 
Aug. 24, 1798, aged 84. Her last husband, John Wood, d. June i, 1801, 
aged 90. Children by ist wife (Piatt). He was a master of vessels and 
called Capt 

i. John, b. , 1721 ; m. wid. Hughes, who afterwards 

in. Johnson. He d. Jan. 22, 1751, aged 30, leaving 

two sons John and Jonas, 
ii. Henry, b. 1723 ; m. Jane Wood, d. 1754, leaving son 

Henry and dau. Sarah. His will says " wife now quick 

with child." 
iil Jonathan, b ; bapt, Oct. 30, 1726 ; m. ist, Martha 

Ketehum, 2d, Sarah Brush, 
iv. Platt. 
v. Zebulon, m., Feb. 27, 1760, Phebe Weeks, lived at Cold 

Spring Harbor, 
iv. Sarah. 

vii. Rebecca, m. Feb. 20, 1 749-50, Richard Conklin. 
viii. Elizabeth. 

Children by second Wife. 

ix. Israel, b. Feb. 16, 1744; d. Aug. 15, iSii; 
X. Joseph, b. Feb. 6, 1747 ; d. May 10, 1829. 



John ) twins, bom W^t" ^- J""%"' 'f 3?, "it North 

Ab.el \ Mar. 6 1752 ; j ^'^'5' ^ ^V ^^t ""• ^""^ 
) » /o > J Woods, Mar. 8, 1776. 

18. Silas Titus ^ (Content,* Robert'), b. in Newton; m. 1715, Sarah, 

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dau. of Edward Hunt, Silas Titus was •prominent in State aflfairs and was 
an elder of the Presbyterian Church. He d. Nov. 2, 1748. 

i. Ephraim, m., removed to Hopewell, N. J., where his pos- 
terity reside. 

ii. Edward, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Benj. Cornish. He d. in 
1780, he lived at Glendale. 

iiL John. 

iv. Sarah, m. ist, 'Francis Cornish, 2d, John Leverich. 

v. Susan, m. Nowel Furman. 

19. John Titus ^ (Content,' Robert'), b. in Newtown; m. Rebecca 
y removed to Hopewell, N, J. 






Samuel, m. Rebecca. 










Mary, m. Josiah Hart. 


Rebecca, m. Thomas Blackwell 


Akbrly Family.— [Record, Vol. X., p. 48.] Married, December 26,. 1791, at 
Smithtown, Long Island, by the Rev. Joshua Hart, of that place, Mr. John Akerly to 
Miss Deborah Smith, both of Brookhaven. — N. Y, Journal^ Dea 31, 179 1. w. K. 

Bartow. — May I inquire through The Record if any of the descendants of the fol- 
lowing persons, or others, will correspond with me for the purpose of informing me of the 
English ancestry of the same ? Capt. Ailing Bail^ of East Haven, 1643 ; John Beach, 
of Stratford, 1660; John Stow and Elisabeth Bigg, of Roxbury, 1649 ; Richard Booth, 
of Stratford, 1640 ; Col. John Brown, of Plymouth, 1636 ; Richard Butler, of Strat- 
ford, 1660 ; John Cooper^ of East Haven, 1639 ; Eliza Hawley, of Stratford, 1640 ; 
Ralph Hemingway^ of Roxbury, 1634 ; Rev. Thomas Hooker, of Hartford ; Samuel 
Nettleton, of Milford, 1639; Francis Nichols^ of Stratford, 1639; Philip Pinckney, of 
Fairfield, 1649 ; Thomas Staples^ of Fairfield, 1645 ; Thomas Stevenson, of Newtown, 
'^55 > John Thompson, of New Haven, 1650 ; Thomas Ufford,, of Milford, 1639 ; 
Diiiel Whitehecul, of Newtown, 1668; William Wilcoxson^ of Stratford, 1652; and 
Thomas PVillett, Mayor of New York. EVELYN Bartow. 

226 N, Euta^ street, Baltimore, Md, 

Carpenter. — William Carpenter, of Rehoboth, Mass. , in his will dated December 
10, 1659, names his son Joseph^ and his son Joseph's son Joseph. It is supposed the tes- 
tator's own son was identical with the Joseph Carpenter who in 1667-68 became the 
first proprietor of the Moscheto (now Glen) Cove lands, in the town of Oyster Bay, 
L. I. -Who was the wife of this Joseph Carpenter, and what children had he ? There 
was a Joseph Carpenter, bom October 16, 1685, who married for his first wife Ann, 
daughter of Andrew Willet, granddaughter of Capt. Thomas Willet, of Plymouth ; 
and second, Mary, daughter of the same Andrew Willet, Who was the father of this 
Joseph ? There was also a Joseph Carpenter bom April 9, 1 701, who is described as of 
Oyster Bay, and who was one of the settlers of Lattingtown, Ulster County, N. Y. 
Who was the father of this last-named Joseph ? L. 

HUBBELL Family.— The *' History of the Hubbell Family; containing a Genea- 
logical Record of the Descendants of Richard Hubbell, of New Haven, 1647," by Walter 
Hubbell, of Philadelphia, is now in press. The record will contain between two thousand 

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five hundred and three thousand names of descendants of Richard Hubbell, embracing a 
period of two hundred and thirty years. The following names occur among hundreds of 
others in the female lines of descent, and are (in most instances) followed through several 
generations : Alley, Austin, Armstrong, Banks, Barlow, Barnum, Basset t, Blackman, 
Booge, Booth, Bradley, Brisco, Bronson, Bulkley, Burr, Burritt, Carrington, Castle, 
Champlin, Chapin, Child, Crane, Crosby, Curtis, Daggett, Darbfe, Dayton, Durand, Ed- 
wards, FuUerton, Gebbie, Godfrey, Gorham, Hail, Hard, Hull, Hurd, Hurlburt, Jar- 
vis, Kellogg, Ketcham, Lane, Leffingwell, Lewis, Lincoln, Lyon, Man, Martin, Nelson, 
Northrop, Odell, Olcott, Osborn, Peck, Percy, Porter, Preston, Rathbun, Richie, Roll- 
ston, Ruflfher, Savage, Seeley, Selby, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Smith, Sixdding, 
Squire, Stevens, Stickney, Talman, Taney, Taylor,* Terry, Thatcher, Thorpe, Thurber, 
Tracy, Tyrrell, Ward, Wells, Wetmore, Wildman, Willett, Wilson, Wolcott, Woolsey, 
and Warden. The volume will contain between seventy-five and one hundred biogra- 
phical sketches, numerous old wills, deeds, and family papers, and twenty- ei^ht engrav- 
ings, besides coats of arms, etc. It is printed on fine tinted paper, will contam over four 
hundred pages, and will be sold to subscribers at $5.50 per copy, cloth ; $7.50, leather, 
large octavo. Matter of interest may still be sent to the author, whose address is 1607 
Summer street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

St. James' Church.— On the 17th of May last, the Rev. C. B. Smith, rector of the 
parish, delivered a very important and useful historical discourse commemorative of the 
•* threescore years and ten" festival of this church. Such discourses, prepared with the 
care which characterizes this, are entertaining and valuable. We wi^ the marriage and 
baptismal registers of all the churches of this city could find their way into print. Gen. 
James Grant Wilson, who was largely interested in the success of the celebration, will 
please accept thanks for a copy of the discourse. p. 

Titus Family. — The compiler of the article on the Titus Family in this number b 
engaged in writing the history of the Titus Family of America, and would be pleased to 
receive aid in this direction from th6 various genealogical students who may have notes 
relative to the family. Mr. Titus is in a position where he can aid genealogists and 
genealogical inquirers, and would gladly exchange or reciprocate information. His ad- 
dress is Weymouth, Mass. 


Phillips.—George S. Phillips, of Smithtown, L. I. , a descendant in the seventh 
generation from the Rev. George, the early settler of Watertown, Mass., and in the fifth 
generation from the Rev. George, of Brookhaven, L. I. , died at the old paternal home- 
stead, at the head of the'Nipequogiie River, on the seventeenth day of January last, at a 
very advanced age. The early development of the family in America appears in much * 
detail in Bond's ** History of Watertown," with only a partial sketch of this Long 
Island branch, which is more fully given in Thompson's '* History of Long Island," Vol. 
II., p. 459. The recent splendid genealogy of the Whitney Family gives a convenient 
chart at its No. 1589, and sketches many descendants of this branch. But this Mr. Phil- 
lips has left no descendants, and had neither brother nor sister. He showed his appre- 
ciation of genealogy by being a constant reader of our Record, and filled his place and 
duty as a country gentleman by constant and careful attention to^the various duties 
which his neighbors and friends were free to impose upon him. We are in danger of 
being tedious by attempting to recite them. In 1819 he was appointed postmaster, as 
his father had been before him, and he held this nineteen years. He was first an in- 
spector, and afterward a commissioner of schools. In 1827 he was chosen a justice of 
the peace, and this office he held twelve years. In 1828 he was supervisor, and he held 
the office, with intermissions, about twenty-three years. In 1831 or 1835 he was a mem- 
ber of Assembly, an office long previously held by his father. In 1837 he was chosen 
county clerk for three years. These various positions and others he faithfully filled. 

The use of careful genealogical accounts of a family is made patent to the law3rers ' 
by the legal forms required to prove his will. All his heirs are entitled to notice. One 
sister of his father had eight children who left descendants. Several of these had large 
families, which are scattered all over the country. It is foimd no light task to enumerate 
and name them, with their residences, and sa^ which are under age. His aged widow, 
who has seen very few of them, finds this difficulty in the way of enjoying his provision 
for her comfort. We mention it to caution others. M. 

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By Mr. William H. Lee. 

(Read before the Society, April 22, 1881.) 

{With a Portrait.) 

There are few subjects more interesting to the general reader, and few 
about which there have been more attractive volumes written, than the 
biographies which give the incidents of the early life of those who have in 
mature years become eminent and attained a world- wide celebrity. The 
fascination for such reading is not confined alone to youth, who are sup« 
posed to possess a love for the marvellous and curious in matters which 
their seniors regard as unimportant, but is common to all, of every age and 
condition, who find pleasure in the study of history and the biographies of 
those who have served to contribute to the happiness of man, and to the- 
furtherance of those objects for which he was created. 

This sentiment not only embraces the particulars of the personal history 
of their young life, viz.: their trials, successes, hopes, aspirations, etc., but 
gives an interest to all that belongs to them — their kindred, their homes,, 
the room which gave them birth — and in all the particulars, in the minutest 
details, that have in themselves the undoubted evidence of authenticity. 
More especially does this hold true as regards those who have risen from 
poverty and humble life, and, endowed with gifts, encountered great diffi- 
culties, but, in spite of obstacles, taken rank among the men of their time. 

This serves to explain the halo that surrounds the birth-place of the bard 
of Avon, and gives to the little cottage the interest which attracts to it, 
year by year, the thousands of pilgrims from every part of the civilized 
world. The modern traveller, who for the first time makes the tour of 
Europe, and has made for his guidance the conventional route and places 
to visit, may find it necessary to restrict himself to a lesser number, but 
whatever circumstances may compel him to do as to others, it is seldom 

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that he does not find his way to Stratford, and the still more obscure birth- 
place of Burns in the remote corner of Ayrshire. 

So in our own country, we read of the boyhood of Franklin, as he made 
his entry into the city of Philadelphia making his frugal meal from the 
penny loaf as he walked the streets seelcing employment at his trade ; and 
m this, with his subsequent career in that city, we have an apt illustration 
of what we have assumed with reference to the little events of the young 
life of those who have made their mark in the world's history. 

The invitation to read to your Society this evening the particulars of the 
life of Elihu Burritt, has t>een accepted by me with pleasure, but not with- 
out misgivings aa to whether 1 can give to the subject ftill justice. The 
pleasure referred to is to be found in the satisfaction of putting on record 
something that may be lost or dependent upon tradition, and the misgiv- 
ings arise from the conviction that the subject could be so much better 
treated by some one of your members more accustomed to literary labors. 

We are to read to you, then, of the life of one who was born m poT*- 
erty— the son of a village cobbler ; on^ who, with the exception of a single 
winter's course in an academy, and the few years afforded him in the com- 
mon schools of the district, accomplished by self-educatk>n, alone and in>- 
aided, what perhaps no other one has ever done under the same conditions 
and circumstances. 

The parents of Elihu Burritt were respectable, but in humble circum- 
stances. The father, an industrious mechanic^ working at his trade in a 
part of the house in which they lived, situated a little out of the village 
centre, bn the main road to Hartford, in the town of New Britain, Con- 
necticut. The house was a plain wooden building, one and a half stories 
high, standing a few feet from the road, the ^able fronting the street, and 
upon a lot of a half acre of Land, and all quite simple and unpretentious. 
Here was born, and here lived in his early years, the subject of our sketch ; 
and it is much to be regretted that the house has since been destroyed by 
fire, and not a vestige remains to remind the traveller of the birth-place of 
one who will, as we believe, in coming time, be regarded as one of the 
j:emarkable men of bis day and generation. The mother of Burritt — 
her maiden name Elizabeth Hinsdale — was a devout Christian woman of 
many resources, who could turn her hand to almost anything, and a valu.- 
^le acquisition^ not only to her household, but to the community in which, 
^he lived — a community then mostly agricultural, but much given to skill 
and invention in handicraft, and who, at that period of time,, were uncon- 
sciously plajQting the seeds of industries that have since made it to New 
England what Sheffield and Birmingham are to Old England. 

The yard surrounding the little house was devoted to the growing of 
vegetable products for home use^ and on one side a thick, undefgrow^ of 
mulberry, a source of supply for the leaf-devouring silk-worm, indigenous 
to the east, and to which one room in the house was appropriated by the 
painstaking housewife. The windows and the door fronting the street were 
surrounded on all sides with morning glories, and the pathway to the en- 
trance lined with marigolds, immortelles, and pansies, the whole having; 
an air of neatness and comfort, directed with a single eye as to the way^ 
and as to the means. 

They were a family of five sons and five daughters* The eldest, Elijah: 
Hinsdale, was a character of so much importance in his influence upon the 
fitture of his younger brother, that an extended notice of him becomes nee- 

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essary^ and also givejs the writer an opporttinity of paying a grateful tribute 
to a fakhfal preceptor. He was early put to a trade in a neighboring town, 
but, doubtless inspired by the ambition of his mother, sought an education 
bejTond that offered by the district schools, and prepared himself for a higher 
range of study, and was enabled to give himself a partial course in Will- 
iams College in the class of 1819. This elder brother was a man of great 
en^gy of chan^rter, of a commanding presence, itiuch given to ostenta*- 
tioft and display, imperious in his manner, and too fond 6f change and ad- 
venture to make the success in life which his great talents would otherwise 
have accomplished. Leaving college, he started out, bent on making both 
£Eune and fortune, and we next hear of him in Milledgeville, Georgia as 
the editor and proprietor of a newspaper, with prospects of permanency and 
usefulness. An unexpected element of di'Scord, however, suddenly pre- 
sented itself at this time, just as he had got well-established in his vocation, 
married, and settled, as he supposed, for life. 

The slavery question, heretofore a subject that had been discussed with 
some degree of freedom, had avrakened the conscience of the North, and 
was then becoming the absorbing subject of the nation, entering into 
our politics,- dividing religious bodies, and agitating the whole social 
organization of our life and being. Burritt had take^n a wife from a 
Southern fiaunily, and in a measure adapted himself to Southern habits and 
modes of thinking, and was not especially averse to the system, but could 
not endure the ban put upon a free discussion of the ^hole subject, and 
was, as a Nordiem-bom man and editor of a political organ in the capital 
of a great State, an object of suspicion and jealously. He chafad with the 
consciousness that he was watched in his every movement ; that his cor- 
respondence was invaded and made to tell against him ; and that every 
word that was put to press in his paper was the subject of unfair criticism 
and comment It became apparent that his presence in the South was not 
to be tolerated, and he was privately informed by those who sympathized 
with him in his^ proscription, that a Committee of Safety was organizing, 
and that he was to have short notice to flee the country. He was speedily 
furnished with the necessary means of escape, and, leaving his faithftil wife 
and children, got a good start Nordi, through the wild and difficult passes 
of the Carolinas, hoSy pursued by enemies; angry with his defiance of theii: 
right to interfere with the liberty of the press, artd the freedom of speech. 

Returning to his native town, he was shortly joined by his family, and in 
1898-29, established a High School, which took a j^fominent rank in the 
educational institutions of the State. He was the author of several class 
books for schools, one of which, the " Geography of the Heavens," became 
generally adopted by teachers as a work of merit and originality, the re- 
peated editions of which brou^t to the author a handsome income at i. 
most opportune time. He lavishly furnished his school )^th means of im 
stniction unusual in private establishments in that day. Thet>e was, for 
example, a massive globe — a planetarium showing the working of the solat 
S3r8tem \ a telescope of great power and immense^ weep in the observatory ; 
besides a great variety of chemical apparatus and philosophical instru- 
ments for practical experiments in the sciences. 

Elihu Burritt, the principal subject of our sketch, was bom December 
Zy 1 810, and was sixteen years younger than his brodier of whom we have 
been reading ; and sdthough the objectof this paper is to give the particulate 
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would be incomplete, were we to omit all notice of the brother mentioned 
above. Elihu, at the early age of sixteen, indentured himself to a black- 
smith in his native town, and was employed for several years in the shop 
of one Thomas Burrill, situated where now stands the Baptist church of 
the city. He was then known as a steady, industrious employ6, above 
those of his fellows in character and thought, as excessively fond of books 
and reading, and it is remembered by those now living, that when engaged 
in serving his apprenticeship, he would, in his leisure moments and even- 
ings, have in his possession, borrowed from some of the scant collections 
of the town, authors like Scott and Moore, which he would read and re- 
read, and from some of which he could recite whole cantos, without once 
referring to the text. The trade of a blacksmith in New England, fifty 
years ago, it must be understood was, to a certain extent, to be a jack of 
all trades ; it was to work in other metals besides iron, and was, in part, 
the trade of a wheelwright, locksmith, horseshoer, etc. In all these Burritt 
had become a practical worker, and, in each, handy in the use of tools, the 
knowledge of which served to help him through a good many tight places 
in all his after years. 

It was at this time, when twenty-one years of age, and just half a 
century ago this present winter, that he entered the school of his brother 
for a winter's term of study, and timidly took the place at his desk in a 
class of fifteen to twenty, all of whom were by several years his juniors. 
With application and industry, and a memory which seemed to never fail 
him, he soon took a high rank in the class ; and in the facility with which he 
solved the problems of the higher mathematics, and his aptness in the 
study of Latin and French, we have the secret of his success, as an ex- 
ample of self-education and culture. 

The term ending, he again resumed his labor at the anvil, giving every 
moment of his spare time to the continuation of the study of those lang- 
uages, and having conceived a lively interest in the discovery, that with a 
perfect knowledge of any one of the primitive languages there was opened 
the way to an easy acquisition of all deriving their origin from that one 
source, he, without any definite hope or expectation as to the practical 
advantage they would ever be to him, and with the little means at his 
command, resolved upon spendmg the following winter in New Haven, 
under the shadow of Yale College, as if to be in proximity with the walls 
of that venerable institution would be a help to him in his undertakings. 
Here, in the quiet of his room — himself the sole occupant — ^with a well- 
worn copy of Homer's Iliad, without note or comment in his hands, never 
having read a line of the book, and the use of a Greek Lexicon, he made 
a mental resolution, that if in the course of the first day he could make 
out two lines of the book, he would never thereafter ask help in the study 
of the Greek, of either tutor or professor. Before the close of the day he 
had finished fifteen lines and committed the originals to memory, and from 
this successful experiment he established the theory that, with the posses- 
sion of the rudimental books used in teaching, there was no reason why he 
could not, with perseverance and patience, read and ^Tite the languages 
of the whole world. 

Acting upon this theory, he at once undertook the study of modem 
tongues, of which his thorough knowledge of Latin was the key, and giv- 
ing a part of each day to Greek, he divided the remaining hours to the 
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knowledge of them all, that he could read in either, some favorite author, 
with tolerable fluency. 

Returning to the home of his birth, he found for a time occupation in 
teaching, and then was persuaded to engage in some business, for which he 
had neither taste or inclination, when the financial crash of 1837 caused 
him to return to his trade, a never-failing resource when straitened in his 
means of support. 

Having become possessed with the determination of making his next 
move to where he could have access to books of all the known languages; 
he, with cane and pack in hand, on the morning of one of the days of early 
spring, having received a mother's blessing, started on foot for Boston for 
that purpose, and found in the Antiquarian Library at Worcester the 
treasures he so much coveted, and here he regularly divided his lime be- 
tween the workshop and the library, and among the various languages he 
had studied with more or less care, the following may be mentioned : Latin, 
Greek, Hebrew, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Swedish, 
Dutch, Danish, Hungarian, Syriac, Turkish, Bohemian, Persian, Welsh, 
Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Cornish, Chaldiac, Gaelic, Flemish, Irish, Sam- 
aritan, Sanskrit, Ethiopic, Hindustani, Icelandic, Breton-Celtic, Basque, 
Manx, and Amharic. 

Up to this time he had so quietly pursued his studies, and so little was known 
of his acquisitions, outside of a few personal friends, that he had become 
regarded by many as a monomaniac, having an inordinate love of books 
treating of languages, and that the time he gave to their perusal and study 
was a harmless eccentricity, for which there could not by any possibility be 
corresponding benefits. 

He was now near thirty years of age, the last ten of which he had about 
equally divided between manual labor and hard study, and it occurred to 
him that he might get employment in the translation of works in foreign 
tongues for American publications, and with that in view he addressed him- 
self to Mr. William Lincoln, of Worcester, a gentleman who had taken a 
deep interest in his welfare, and in this letter he made a frank statement of 
what he had achieved, to use his own words, *' in the pursuit of knowledge 
under difficulties." This letter Mr. Lincoln forwarded to Governor Edward 
Everett, of Boston, with one of his own written in behalf of Mr. Burritt, 
and in the course of an address made hy Mr. Everett before the Educa- 
tional Convention of the State of Massachusetts, then sitting at Taunton, 
the letter of Mr. Burritt was read in full, and found its way in the report of 
the proceedings in the Boston papers of the day. 

With the exception of a few introductory lines, I beg leave to quote 
this brief autobiography, as contained in this letter, which gives a more cor- 
rect impression of the aims of this extraordinar}- man than anything we can 

" I was the youngest of many brethren, and my parents were poor. My 
means of education were limited to the advantages of a district school ; 
and those again were circumscribed by my father's death, which deprived 
me at the age of fifteen of those scanty opportunities which I had prev- 
iously enjoyed. A few montlis after his decease, I apprenticed myself to 
a blacksmith in my native village. Thither I carried an indomitable taste 
for reading, which I had previously acquired through the medium of the 
social library, all the historical works in which, at that time, I had perused. 
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conceived the idea of studying I^atin. Through the assistance of an elder 
brother, who had himself obtained a collegiate education by his own ex- 
ertions, I completed my Virgil during the evenings of one winter. After 
some time devoted to Cicero and a few other Latm authors, I commenced 
the Greek. At this time it was necessary that I should devote every hour 
of daylight and a part of the evening to the duties of my apprenticeship. 
Still 1 carried my Greek grammar in my hat, and often found a moment, 
when I was heatmg some large iron, when I could place my book open be- 
fore me against the chimney of my forge, and go through with tupio^ tupteis^ 
tupteif unperceived by my fellow-apprentices, and, to my confusion of face, 
sometimes with a detrimental effect to the charge in my fire. At evening 
I sat down, unassisted and alone, to the Iliad of Homer, twenty books of 
which measured my progress in that language during the evenings of that 

'* I next turned to the modem languages, and was much gratified to learn 
that my knowledge of Latin furnished roe with a key to the literature of 
most of the languages of Europe. This circumstance gave a new impulse 
to the desire of acquainting myself with the philosophy, derivation, and 
affinity of the different European tongues. I could not be reconciled to 
limit myself in these investigations to a few hours after the arduous labors 
of the day. I therefore laid down my hammer and went to New Haven, 
^here I recited to native teachers in French, Spanish, German, and Ital- 
ian. At the expiration of two years I returned to the forge, bringing with 
me such books in those languages as I could procure. When I had read 
these books through, I commenced the Hebrew, and with an awakened desire 
for examining another field, and by assiduous application, I was enabled 
in a few weeks to read this language with such facility, that I allotted it to 
myself as a task to read two chapters in the Hebrew Bible before break- 
fast each morning, this and an hour at noon being all the time I could 
devote to myself during the day. After becoming somewhat familiar with 
the Hebrew, I looked around me for the means of initiating myself into 
the fields of Oriental literature, and to my deep regret and concern I found 
my progress in t^is direction hedged up by the want of requisite books. I 
immediately began to devise means of obviating this obstacle ; and, after 
many plans, I concluded to seek a place as a sailor on board some ship 
bound to Europe, thinking in this way to have opportunities for collecting 
at different ports such works in the modem and Oriental languages as I 
found necessaiy for my object. I left the forge and my native place to 
carry this plan mto execution. 

** I travelled on foot to Boston, a distance of more than one hundred 
miles, to find some vessel bound to Europe. In this I was disappointed ; 
and, while revolving in my mind what step next to take, I accidentally 
heard of the * American Antiquarian Society ' in Worcester. I immedi- 
ately bent my steps toward this place. I visited the hall of the Antiquar- 
ian Society and found there, to my infinite gratification, such a collection 
of ancient, modern, and Oriental languages as I never before conceived to 
be collected in one place ; and. Sir, you may imagine with what sentiments of 
gratitude I was affected when, upon evincing a desire to examine some of 
these rich and rare works, I was kindly invited to an unlimited participa- 
tion in all the benefits of this noble institution. Availing myself of the 
kindness of the directors, I spent about three hours daily at the hall, 
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portion of the day which I appropriate to my studies, the rest being oc- 
cupied in arduous manual labor. Through the facilities afforded by this 
institution, I have been aWe to add so much to my previous acquaintance 
with the ancient, modem, and Oriental languages, as to be able to read up- 
wards o{ fifty of them with more or less facility." 

• The above was read by Mr. Everett in his usual clear and melodious 
voice, and with all the pathos he was in the habit of giving to matter in 
which he was specially interested, and to an audience of professional educators 
— and to those, too, with perhaps a few exceptions, who had never before 
even heard of the name of the author of the letter, and produced, as may 
well be supposed, a profound sensation. 

Mr. Everett concluded as follows : " I trust I shall be pardoned by the 
author of this letter, and the gentleman to whom it is addressed, for the lib- 
erty which I have taken — unexpected, I am sure, by both of them, in thus 
making it public It discloses a resolute purpose of improvement, under 
obstacles and difficulties of no ordinary kind, which excites my admiration 
— I may say, my veneration. It is enough to make one who has good op- 
portunities to hang his head in shame." 

The fame of Mr. Burritt was soon spread throughout the land, and his 
acquaintance was sought by scholars and savants from every part of our 
own country, and by many from abroad. He was prevailed upon to enter 
the lecture field, and prepared one entitled " Application and Genius," in 
which he took the ground that all success in every department of literature, 
science, metaphysics, and learning generally, was the result of application 
and not of genius. He was ]>opularly credited with possessing an intuitive 
knowledge of the science of languages, and his acquisitions in the tongues 
were accounted for as we are in the habit of accounting for the prodigies 
that are now and then developed in mathematics, music, and art. The 
lecture was evidently prepared in part to disabuse the public sentiment in 
what he deemed an unfair estimate they had put upon himself; and his 
novel treatment of the subject, together, no doubt, with the natural cur- 
iosity, that seemed eveiy where rife, of seeing one who had been the subject 
of much newspaper comment, gave him a prestige in advance of his ap- 
pearance, and the lecture was repeated upwards of sixty times in the winter 
of 1 84 1, in almost as many towns and cities, and to large and interested 

It is not to be inferred from what we have read respecting Elihu Bur- 
ritt, that self-education has not its disadvantages. Quite the contrary are 
the conclusions we are compelled to acknowledge. The universities from 
their stand-point have never been quite ready to accept Burritt as a linguis- 
tic scholar, but credit him with having achieved a great success, and as a 
signal example of what can be done under manifold difficulties. They 
— the professors in the schools — affirm, that all knowledge of tongues 
must necessarily be imperfect that is not reached by some prescribed cur- 
riculum — means furnished through the lessons of the past, and directed by 
the wisdom that comes from the highest ranks of learmng. They cite, as 
among the requisites of excellence, and not acquired, except through the 
agency of teachers, a thorough knowledge of the idioms with which all 
languages are invested ; the pronunciation and correct use of words that 
are acquired, and only acquired, by the familiar interchange of verbs, moods, 
and tenses. 

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too florid and studied for a popular speaker, and his voice lacked the flexi- 
bility and compass to command attention in ordinary assemblies ; but these 
were forgotten in the earnestness of his manner, and the sincerity with 
which he presented his subjects, and more than all, in the impression he 
conveyed to those who listened to him, as being one that had at heart the 
good of the masses, and an entire abnegation of self. 

Mr. Burritt's pursuit of the languages was quite as much historical as it 
was to acquire a knowledge of their use, and to be able to read and write 
them with facility. He was accustomed to take up, simultaneously, what 
he called a whole family of languages ; carefully arrange in order their 
respective alphabets, names of numerals, and words in common use ; and 
in this way become familiarly acquainted with a great number of dialects, 
and in a very short time have a tolerable knowledge of what would, to the 
ordinary student, seem the result of the labor of years. It was with him a 
curious fact, that within the boundaries of a nationality like the Islands of 
Great Britain, Ireland, and the Isle of Man, there should be, from the time 
of the Conquest, people using four separate forms of speech besides the 
recognized vernacular, viz. : the Irish, Welsh, Highland Scotch, and Manx, 
all owing allegiance to the same government, and yet quite unintelligible 
to each other, and all having distinct class books, and a literature of their 

His devotion to the inquiries as to the origin and causes of these sub- 
jects never ceased, and he was continually finding a stimulus to his love of 
research and study in the unexpected discoveries which constantly pre- 
sented themselves, the more diligently he worked out the problems, in what 
he thought a much neglected field. 

There are numerous examples on record, both of his ability to translate 
into English the various languages he had acquired, and also to write out 
correctly those he had undertaken to study. On one occasion he had sub- 
mitted to him, for translation, an important Will in one of the Scandina- 
vian dialects, which was not only a very old instrument, but, from some 
inexplicable reason, one that could not be put into English by those who 
had been applied to for the purpose. Burritt's translation was accepted 
by the courts, and the will probated upon the evidence furnished by his 
report. At another time, at Worcester, having free access to a Celto-Bre- 
ton Dictionary and Grammar, published by the Royal Antiquarian Society 
of France, he became greatly interested in the unique language of ancient 
Brittany — which, like the quaint and unchanged costumes now in use in the 
department of the Hie et Vilane^ has been transmitted within a circum- 
scribed district — a dialect which had its origin from a settlement of Celts 
in the fifteenth century. In the course of time, Mr. Burritt addressed himself 
to the Society in that language, thanking them for the means furnished him, 
an American citizen, of becoming acquainted with their original tongue. 
In due time he received an official acknowledgment of his letter, and a 
certification of the correctness of its composition. That this letter, bear- 
ing date August 12th, 1838, was unusual, and a surprise, seems apparent, 
when it is considered that the original was carefully framed by the Society, 
and noted as the only letter ever known to have been written by a native 
American in the Celto-Breton language, and it now hangs upon the walls 
of the Museum at Rennes as one of the curiosities of foreign correspon- 

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as Consul at Birmingham^ and was, for four years, and until the close of 
that administration, a faithful and diligent officer of the Government. His 
natural tastes were foreign to what are usually required of political aspi- 
rants, and this appointment, he felt assured, was made by President Lin- 
coln from the bond of sympathy growing out of the many points of sim- 
ilarity in their character, and in the stru^les each had encountered in the 
voyage from youth to manhood. Bumtt was of a retiring disposition^ 
timid and gentle in his manners, thin and lank in his person, and when 
engaged in the subjects to which he had devoted his life, oblivious to every- 
thing around him ; his personal appearance was, in many respects, like that 
of Lincoln's, his face, when in repose, having the same deep and indescri- 
bable expression so familiar to those who were intimate with the late 
mart3rred President 

The writer of this manuscript instinctively feels that he should explain 
how he has presumed to give the public, through your Society, Mr. Presi- 
dent, this biography. There has never been written out, in detail, the par- 
ticulars of the boyhood of Burritt,. and the number of those who can, from 
personal knowledge, give these events are, year by year, lessening. We 
cannot assert that justice has not been done our hero, but there has been, 
as we think, a misconception as regards his attainments, which were not 
phenomenal, but the results of a man, with good natural gifts, determined 
upon gaining a knowledge of languages by the methods we have described. 

Burritt had for some years been engaged in many of the philanthropic 
enterprises of the day, and was made the editor of a newspaper published 
at Worcester, advocating anti-slavery, peace, temperance, and self-culture. 
While actively engi^ed in these duties, the disturbing question of the north- 
west boundary joinmg the British possessions had assumed a serious aspect 
in the councils of both nations, and with an important election pending, 
Mr. Burritt thought he saw in some of the leaders of the political parties 
in this country a determination that a rupture should be precipitated for 
unworthy ends — a ruptiu-e that should and could be prevented by adopting 
the methods he represented as the Agent of Peace and the conservative 
element of the two great nations. He thereupon, on his own account, 
embarked for England, and, in a series of addresses throughout the king- 
dom, advocated a peaceful solution of this and of all other controversies 
that might thereafter arise between the two countries, and that they be 
concluded by treaty, if possible, and that failing, then by arbitration or 
congresses. In the final settlement of this — called the Oregon question 
— he thought he realized the triumph of the principles of peace, of which 
he had become an agent and apostle. 

Mr. Burritt had in his mission been most cordially received by the Eng- 
lish people, and, upon the adjustment of the political question, he was pre- 
vailed upon to take up his residence there and become identified with some 
of the benevolent societies, whose origin and support were mostly from the 
distinguished Quakers of England, and althongh not himself of their num- 
ber in his religious belief, he, in his convictions and sympathies, was in 
close afiinity with many of their principles, and for several years was em- 
ployed as the Corresponding Secretary of the Peace Society of Great 

It is not the purpose of the writer to anything more than to touch upon 
the events of the latter half of the life of Mr. Burritt ; that has been faith- 
fully performed by hb friend and biographer, Mr. Northend, in a volume 

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published in this city. Our contribution is intended to Ittrnish personal 
reminiscences of his life up to the time he was made known to the public 
by Governor Ererett at Taunton. 

Mr. Burritt*s residence, however, in England, extending over a period of 
ten years, was an eventful one. The pubtished accounts of his struggles 
in self-edueation, in the face of difficulties that everywhere beset him, ap- 
peared in a periodical, edited by William and .Mary Howitt, and seemed 
to take with the English public, in their r^ard for the quaint proverb, 
" There is nothing that succeeds like success," and he was received every- 
where in the field of letters, and made hosts of friends, with whom he kept 
up a friendly correspondence to the time of his death. 

Mr. Burritt was the author of numerous books and pamphlets, most of 
which he had prepared abroad, and published in England under his per. 
sonal supervision. Two of these publications, entitled ** Walks from Ten- 
don to Land's End" and "Walks from London to John O* Groat's," were 
admirably suited for popular reading, and brought to the author the best 

About two years after his arrival in England, the Irish famine of 1S48 
had enlisted the benevolent of our own country in sending to that distressed 
people of our abundance, upon which Mr. Burritt voluntarily made himself 
a most useful agent in the distribution of the gifts in kind sent from the 
United States. In this duty, for which he was specially adapted, and in 
the writings he had published during his short residence there, and by his 
speeches in behalf of peace and brotherhood when the perils of war seemed 
imminent, he undoubtedly became the best known, as he was the most 
popular, American in England. 

If not the father, he was the most active promoter of the international 
treaty for "Ocean Penny Postage" between the United States and Europe 
— a measiu-e that caused him to cross and recross the ocean several times, 
and which, in its general interest and beneficent results, was one of the 
most popular acts of his life ; and for his services in its behalf he should 
have received in some form substantial recognition from our Government. 

The latter ten years of the life of Mr. l^rritt were mostly spent upon 
what he termed his ** Hill Farm," situated prominently in his native town, 
where, with a widowed sister and his accomplished nieces, he gave his time 
to literary labor, and in taking an active interest in all that pertained to 
the welfare of the town he loved so much. 

His love of research and habits of application were such, that he nat- 
urally took to antiquarian study, and for many years previous to his death 
had given much time to gathering materials for the publication of a " His- 
tory of the Town of Farmihgton,** the parent of several that have since 
been set off from the original boundary of about fifteen miles square, and 
one of the oldest settlements in the colony. 

The city of New Britain and the townships of Berlin, Kensington, South- 
in^on, Bristol, and Burlington were embraced in the first grant to the or- 
iginal town, and Mr. Burritt had undertaken the task of writing a complete 
account of its rise and progress, with the biographies of the msUiy eminent 
personages who have gone out from its boundary to give honor and credit 
to the land of their birth. 

The biographical history of both sexes who have, in the now nearly two 
hundred and fifty (250) years of its settlement, filled places of prominence in 
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abl« and best-educated minds of the country. Farmington, in its present 
limits, is exempt from the innovations that have made such changes in tlie 
surrounding towns, and has to-day the same quiet and aristocratic appear- 
ance as in the early years of this century. It has always been the centre 
of a cultivated circle ; and, as in its traditions, so now it has, as the most 
prominent feature of the village, one of the most thorough and complete 
educational schools in the country. 

The biographical literature of New England will, as we believe, in the 
distant future — the generations yet unborn — be among the most interest- 
ing and valuable records we can leave to those who succeed us in this and 
kindred societies ; and it is a hopeful and significant sign that at this time 
there is so much attention given to this neglected subject, and that our month- 
lies and town histories are alive to tlife importance of putting in form that 
which would inevitably be lost if left to a new and migratory people, who 
are fast removing the landmarks of the early settlers of our country. 

That the town of which we have beeq reading will in course of time do 
her duty in regard to the manuscripts left by Mr. Burritt, we cannot for a 
moment doubt, and the object of our paper this evening will have been 
accomplished, if in this brief contribution we do something towards trans- 
mitting the simple story of Elihu Burritt, the blacksmith, who died March 
6, 1879, and now sleeps in a spot selected by himself in the cemetery of 
his native town. 


By Miss Elizabeth Clarkson Jay, one of his descendants. 

(Continued firom p. 78.) 

(155.) Children of William Denning Duer and Caroline King. 

433. Sarah Gracie Duer, b. Oct. 2, 1838, at Highwood, New Jersey. 

434. Edward Alexander Duer, b. March 14, 1840, at Highwood ; m. 

April 26, 1870, by Rt. Rev. Horatio Potter, D.D., LL.D., Anna 
Vanderpool, dau. of Elizabeth Vanderpool and John Van Buren (son 
of Martin Van Buren, former Pres. of the U. S.). In 1869, partner in 
firm of James G. King's Sons. In 1872, in consequence of iU- 
health, he ceased to be a member of the firm, and now resides in 
Poultney, Vt. 5 children. 

435. James Gore King Duer, b. Sept. 9, 1841, at Highwood ; Col. Coll., 

1862 ; banker; m. June, 1864, EUzabeth Wilson, dau.^of Orlando 
Meads, of Albany. 3 children. 

436. RuFUS King Duer, Lieutenant-Commandef U. S. Navy, b. July 26, 

1843, 3.t Highwood ; d. June 29, 1869, of yellow fever, on board 
U. S. ship Narragansett, on passage fi^m Key West ; unmarried. 

437. Amy Duer, b. March ao, 1845, ** New York. 

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438. William Alexander Duer (C. L.), b, Nov. 23, 1848, at Haux- 

hurst; Col. Coll., 1869; Col. ColL Law School, LL.B., 1871; A.M. 
1871 ; m. Thursday, May 24, 1877, at St. Bartholomew's Church, 
Ellen (dau. of Miss Johnston (dau. of Reverdy) and Wm. R.) Travis. 
I child. 

439. Denning Duer, b. Sept 15, 1850, at Hauxhurst ; banker ; m. Thurs- 

day, Feb. 12, 1874, by Rev. A. Beach Carter, D.D., Louise, dau. of 
Henry Lispenard Suydam, and adopted daughter of Ferdinand Suy- 
dam. X child. 

(156 ) Child of Eleanor Jones Duer and George T. Wilson. 

440. George William Wilson, b. Aug. 10, 1839, ^^ Cedar Valley, Ga.; 

d. April 15, 1872.; broker, of the firm of Fowler & Wilson ; m. June 
2, 1866, Adde M. (dau. of Amelia de Pau and Theodosius O.) 
Fowler. [Amelia was the dau. of Francois de Pau and Sylvie, dau. 
of Antoinette Rosalie Accaron and PVan^ois Joseph Paul Corate 
de Grasse, Commander of the French Squadron in our Revolution. 
Another Miss de Pau m. Mortimer Livingston ; another, Mr. Fox ; 
they residecl in Ble^cker St., on a block called De Pau row.] No 

(159.) Children of John King Duer and Georgiana Huyler. 

441. Mary Duer, b. Aug. 8, 1842, at New York ; m. April 8, 1868, in 

Grace Church, Brooklyn, by Rev. E. A. Hoffman, D.D., Charles 
DuPont Breck, son of Gabrielle and Wm. Breck; they reside in 
Scranton, Pa. i child. 

442. Ella Duer, b. 1844; ^* 1848, at Louisville, Ky. 

443. William Duer, b. July 4, 1846, at New York. 

444. John King Duer, b. May, 1854, at Morristown, N. J. 

445. Francis H. Duer, b. Apnl, 1856 ; d. Jan. i, 1877, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(160.) Children of Elizabeth Denning Duer and Archibald Gracie 


446. Gracie King, d. 1846, at Highwood, N. J., the residence of hisg.f., 

James Gore King, whose father, Rufus [was the son of Richard 
King, merchant, who, in 1 700, went from Scarboro, Maine, to Bos- 
ton] was U. S. Senator, etc.; m. Mary Alsop. In a letter, dated 
New York, May 4, 1 786, to John Adams, London, written by John 
Jay, is the following : '* Mr. King, an able and valuable delegate 
from Mass. . • . has married a lady of merit, and the only child of 
Mr. Alsop, who was in Congress with us in 1774. I am pleased 
with these intermarriages ; they tend to assimilate the States and to 
promote one of the first wishes of my heart, viz.: to see the people 
of America become one nation in every respect : for, as to the sep- 
arate legislature^, I would have them considered with relation to 
the confederacy in the same light in which Counties stand to the 
State of which they are parts, viz.: merely as districts to facilitate 
the purposes of domestic order and good government" 

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447. Maria Denning King, b. May 25, 1848 ; m. Oct. 4, 1871, John King 
Van Rensselaer, son of Elizabeth (dau. of Miss Ray and Gov. John 
A. King) of N. Y. ; and Henry Van Rensselaer, who was b. 1810 ; d. 
at Cincinnati, March 23, 1864 ; West Point, 1831 ; resigned 1832 ; 
farmer near Ogdensburg, N. Y., 1834-55 ; Aide-de-Camp, with rank 
of Colonel, to Gov. Seward, 1839-40 ; M. of Congress, 1841-43 ; 
Prest of the Am. Mineral Co.; of the Port Henry Iron Ore Co.; 
and of the Consolidated Franklinite Co., 1855-60 ; served during 
the rebellion, first as Volunteer A.-de-C, with the rank of Col., from 
April 29 to Aug. 5, 1861 ; afterwards as regular A.-de-C; and in 
March, 1862, was appointed Inspector-General. He was son of 
Cornelia (dau. of Gov.) Patterson (of New Jersey), and Stephen Van 
Rensselaer (whose ist wife was Eliza Schuyler), the " Old Patroon," 
of Albany. What a magnificent estate was his manor, "12 miles of 
land, wooded, watered, cultijred, tenanted — each way, north, south, 
east, and west, from the doors of the manor-house. The Patroon 
was the son of Catherine [dau. of Catherine Ten Broeck (she m. 2d, 
Dominie Westerlo) and Philip] Livingston and Stephen Van Rens- 
selaer. In 1630 his ancester Killian Van Rensselaer, a director of the 
Chamber of Amsterdam, purchased from the Indians nearly the whole 
of what is now Albany and Rensselaer CoHhties. Kilaen d. 1646 ; m. 
Ann Wely ; and her wedding-ring is in the possession of Mrs. William 
P. Van Rensselaer, of Rye, N. Y. Kilaen was the son of Maria 
Provoost and Hendrick V. R., who was the son of Nella Van Vre- 
nokmen and Killien V. R., who was the son of Dirkye Van Lupoll 
and Johannes V. R., who was the son of Swayne Van Imyck and 
' Hemnok Wolstervan V. R. 2 children. 
448. Sara Gracie King, b. Aug. 6, 1850 ; m. Dec. i, 1875, at Calvary 
Church, by Rev. Edwin A. Washbume, D.D., Frederic Bronson, 
whose mother was a Brinkerhofifand her mother a dau. of Col. Troup. 
I child. 

'*^9. Frederick Gore King, b. Oct. 25, 1852. Harvard, 187- ; Jan., 
1878, admitted a partner in the firm of Jas. Kings Sons, bankers, 
of which his father, who also is a Harvard man, is the head ; m. at 
Trinity Church, Boston, on Wednesday, Dec, 5, 1877, by Rev. 
Phillips Brooks, to Jessie, eldest dau. of Patrick Arklay. 2 children. 
Alexander King, d. at Highwood, 1857. 


K^ :»62.) Children of William Duer (C. L.) and I.ucv Chew. 

ARIA Theodora Duer, b. July, 1837. 
OHN Duer (C. L.) [called after his grandfather. Judge Duer, who 
was so distinguished for revising the Statute law of the State of 
N. Y., which code may be regarded as the ist adopted in America. 
Judge Duer was a Member of the Convention which formed the 
Constitution of that State. He was also for many years a Dele- 
gate to the Convention of the Episcopal Church, where the force 
of his arguments, his great courtesy and polish of manner, his 
exceedingly distinct enunciation and melodious voice, caused him 
to be listened to with marked attention.] Col. Coll., 1859 > LL-B., 
1861 ; m. June 14, 1871, at Nemours, Delaware, by the Rev. J. 


Digitized by 


114 The Descendants of James Alexander. [I^ly, 

Newton Stanger, assisted by the Rev. P. P. Irving, Sara, dau. of 
Henry du Ponte, of Delaware; she d. May lo, 1876. i child. 

453. Beverley Chew Duer. 

454. William Alexander Duer, d. young, 

455. Anna Cuyler Duer. 

456. Lucy Duer, d. young. 

457. Catherine Alexander Duer. 

458. Irving Alexander Duer, b. i86o, 

(163.) Children of Anna Henrietta Duer Avn> Rev. PfBRRfE Paris 


459* Pierke Leslie Irving (C. L.), Col. ColL 1868 ; m. Feb. 1858, 
Amelia, dau. of — — Piercy. 3 children. 

460. Anna Duer Irving, m* June, 1^54, Frederic Randolph Routh. No 


461. John Duer iRviNG^d. young. 

462. Elizabeth Irving, m. at Christ Church, N. Brighton, by her father, 

on Thursday, June 12, 1873. George Sears McCuUoh. i child. 


464. Grace Irving, d. ^ung. 

465. Ellen Irving, m. 1864, Richard Black Whitdmore. 7 children. 

466. Alexander Duer Irving, m. Thursday, Ang. 1, 1872, at Nemours, 

Delaware, by his £a,ther^ assisted by Rev. J. H. Stanger, Ellen, dau. 
of Henry DuPont, of Eielaware. 3 children. 

467. Frances Sutherland Irving, d. young. 

468. Roland Duer Irving, b. April, 1847 ; Col. Coll. School of Mines, 
/ 1869 ; A.M. elsewhere ; E.M. Prof, of Geology, Mining, and Metal- 
lurgy in the University of Wisconsin ; Ass. State Geologist of Wis- 
consin; m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 1872, at Emmanuel Church, 
Glencoe, Md., by his father, assisted by the Rev. R. Mason, Abby, 
eldest dau. of John Stone McCuUoh, of Glencoe. 3 children. 

(t66.) Children op George Wickham Duer a^d Catherine Alexan- 
der Robinson. 

469. Morris Robinson Doer, b. Aug., 1847. 

470. John Beverly Duer, b. April, 1851. 

(175.) Children of Anne Catherine Smfth and Henry BABCocic. 

471. Henry Babcock, d. 

472. Catherine BABCOCiC, m. 185 1, William Babcock. 4 children. 

(176.) Children op Frances Caroline Smith and Wii^liam H. Morgan. 

473. Anna Morgan. 
473*. Frances Morgan. 
473". Mary Morgan. 
473*. Eve Morgan. 
47S*« William Morgan* 

Digitized by 


i88i.] ,The Desandanis of fames Alexander. nj 

(178.) Children of Catherxne Alexander Smith ani> Franklin W. 


474- Leju 

475- Lea, 

(181.) Children of Sarah DtTSR Smith and Charles W. Cammack. 

476* Charles W. Cammack. 

477. George Cammack. 

478. Fanny Cammack, nx Relf. 

479. Theodora Cambiack. 

480. Morgan Cammack. 
48 1» John Cammack. 

482. Katharine Cammack. 

483. Henrv Clay Cammack. 

(182.) Children of Thbodora Maria Smith and Pierre La Bouisse^ 

484^ John La Bouisse, m. Catherine, dau. of—— Richardson. 

485. Peter La Bouisse. 

486. Charles La Bouisse. 

(184.) Child of Mary Livingston Smith and Clinton Wright Lear, 

U. S. A. 

487. Fanny Lear. 

(184.) Children of Mary Livingston Smith and Pinkney. 

488. Pinkney. 

489. Pinkney. 

(185.) Children of Anna Dorothea Robinson' and William Betts. 

490. Beverley Robinson Betts (Rev.), b. Aug. 3, 1827 ; Col. Coll., A.M., 

1846 ; Librarian, 1865 ; oidained Deacon by Bishop Whittingham, 
Jan. 30, 1850; Presbyter by Bishop DeLancy, Oct. 19, 185 1 ; 
Rector of Trinity Church, Rockaway, 1851-52; Rector of St. 
Saviour's Church, Maspeth in Newtown, Queen's Co., N.Y., 1855-59. 
The family of Betts settled in Queen's Co. in the middle of the 
17th century. 

491. Caroline Betts, b. Aug. 17, 183 1 ; m. (her mother's cousin) Henry 

Barclay Robinson, of Fredericton, b. 1823 ; d. March 28^ 1874. 9 

492. William Alexander Betts, b. March 2,. 1835 ; d. Feb. 14, 1869 > 

m, Isabel Fords, dau. of Needham, Mayor of Fredericton, 

5 children. 

Digitized by 


Il6 5Ti^ Descendants of James Alexander. [J^b'> 

(i86.) Children of Beverley Robinson and Mary Jenkins. 

493. Beverley Robinson, b. Jan. 7, 1838 ; broker ; m. Eliza Grade, dau, 

of Adeline McKee and William G. King (son of Pres. Chas. King, 
Col. Coll.). 4 children. 

494. Philip Palmer Robinson, b. Sept., 3, 1839; m. April 21, 1875, 

Ella, dau. of Jas. Fergusson, M.D. 2 children. 

495. I.YDiA Potter Robijison, b. Oct. 18, 184 1; d. Oct. 21, 1843. 

496. Robert Emmet Robinson (C. L.), b. Aug. 19, 1843; Col. Coll., 

1863; LL.B., 1865; m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1871, at St Francis 
Xavier's Church, by Rev. H. DeLuynes, Julia Eliza, dau. of James 
Elnathan Smith, formerly of Eneland. 2 children. 

497. Mary Hubley Robinson, b. April 17, 1847. 

498. Frederic Philipse Robinson, b. July 20, 1849; ^ March 23, 1852. 

499. John Robert Rhinelander Robinson, b. Sept. 19, 185 1. 

500. Fanny Duer Robinson, b. Aug. 23, 1853. 

501. George Duer Robinson, b. Sept. 12, 1855 ; d. Dec. 24, i860. 

502. Walter Delancey Robinson, b. Sept. 25, 1861. 

(187.) Children of Catherine Robinson and George Wickham 


503. Morris Robinson Duer. 

504. John Duer, b. April 23, 185 1. 

(191.) Children of Lucy Ann Chew and William Duer. 

505. Maria Theodora Duer, b. July, 1837. 

506. John Duer (C. L.), Col. Coll., 1859; LL.B., 1861; m. June 14, 

1871, Sara DuPont; she d. April 29, 1876. i child. 

507. Beverley Chew Duer. 

508. William Alexander Duer. 

509. Anne Cuyler Duer. 

510. Lucy Duer. 

511. Catherine Alexander Duer. 
512/ Irving Alexander Dukr. 

(193.) Children of Catherine Alexander Chew and Thomas H. 

Kennedy (Judge). 

513. Beverley Chew Kennedy, d. March 17, 1874, at New Orleans. 

514. Sophie Kennedy, ra. Ferdinand de Luca, Italian Consul-General at 

N. Y. The Italian Gov't conferred on him, in consideration of his 
efforts to suppress the traffic in Italian children for the American 
market, the Grand Cross of the Order of Italy. 6 children. 

515. Thomas Kennedy. 

516. Alexander Kennedy. 

517. William Kennedy, m. 

518. Mary Kennedy, m. Nott. 

Digitized by 


i88i.] The Descendants of James Alexander. 117 

519. Catherine Alexander Kennedy, m. Nov. 1868, Wm. Nott. . 

520. DuER Kennedy. 
52J. Lucy Kennedy. 

522. Stirling Kennedy. 

(194.) Children of Alexander Lafayette Chew and Sarah Augusta 


523. Beverley Chew, b. 1850 [his father is said to bear a striking likeness 

to the ist Earl of Stirling] ; Hobart Coll., 1869; m. Clarissa, dau. 
of Rev. Job Piersoh of Ionia, Mich. 

524. Harriet Hillhouse Chew, b. 1852; m. June 11, 1874, Ernest 

Cleveland Coxe, M.D., b. July 9, 1850, in Hartford, Conn. ; Ho- 
bart Coll., Geneva, B.A., 1870 ; Coll. P. and Surg., N. Y. ; 1873 ; 
now living in Bait [eldest son of Rt. Rev. A. Cleveland Coxe, 
D.D., LL. D., Bishop of P. Epis. Ch. in western N. Y., who is de- 
scended from Susanna (dau.- of Rev. Aaron) Porter (Harvard, 
1708), and Rev. Aaron Cleveland (P. Epis. Ch., Harvard, 1735), 
a man of great parts, and a friend of Benj. Frankliii]. i child. 

525. Phineas Prouty Chew, b. 1854 ; m. Mary White, dau. of Philip 

Pistor, and g. dau. of Alonzo Cushman. 

526. Thomas Hillhouse Chew, b. 1856; Hobart Coll., 187$. 

527. Alexander DuER Chew, b. 1858; Hobart Coll., 1880. 

528. Katherine Adelaide Chew, b. j86o. 

529. Theodora Augusta Chew, b. 1862. 

530. Maude Chew, b. 1864. 

(196.) Children of Mary Virginia Chew and Martin G. Kennedy. 

531. Martin Kennedy, d. young. 

532. Martin Kennedy, d. young. 

533. Martin Kennedy. 

534. Virginia Beverly Kennedy. 

535. McNeil Kennedy, broker ; na. 

536. Morris Kennedy. 

537. Sarah Kennedy. 

538. Caroline Kennedy. 

(197.) Children of Morris Robinson Chew and Theodora Kennedy. 

539. Beverly Chew. 

540. Theodora Chew. 

541. Robert Lee Chew. 

(198.) Children of Catherine Alexander Robinson and Alexan 
DER Slidell I^ckenzie (Cooimodore U. S. N.) 

542. Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, b. July 27, 1840, at New York; en- 

tered Williams Coll., Sept., 1855 ; West Point, 1858— June, 1862, 

Digitized by 


Il8 The Descendants of James Alexander. [July, 

No. 1 — 2d Lt. of Engineers, Col. of Vols., com. ; 2, Conn. Heavy 
Artillery, June, 1864 ; Bvt. Maj.-Gen. Vol., April, 1865 ; served 
during the Rebellion as Ass. Engineer, 9th Army Corps, 1862-66 ; 
was wounded at Manasses ; took part in the battles of Chancellors- 
ville, Gettysburg, in the Wilderness, Todd's Tavern ; wounded in 
the Siege of Petersburg ; wounded in the battle of Cedar Creek ; was 
in the battle of Five Forks ; Bvt. Maj.-Gen. Vol., April, 1865 ; com- 
manding Cavalry Division at Richmond, Va., April- Aug., 1865 J 
mustered out of Vol. Service, Jan. 15, 1866 ; CoL 41st Infantry, U. 
S. A., March 6, 1867 ; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. 

543. Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, b. Jan. 24, 1842 ; killed June 13, 

1867; Naval Academy, Sept 30, 1855-June 5, 1859, No. 5; Lt. 
1 86 1. Executive Officer on ship Rineo, Lt.-Com. Ransom, which 
was in the Farragut squadron, and was one of the vessels that passed 
the fort and captured New Orleans ; he piloted the Rineo through 
the obstructions in the Mississippi, and, as executive officer, was 2d in 
command in the action, and in an encounter with the ram Manasses, 
Jan., 1862. As one of Admiral Dupont*s staff, he was in the Iron- 
sides in the attack upon Fort Sumter, April, 1863 ; Admiral Dahl- 
green detailed him to take charge of the boats that landed an as- 
saulting column of troops on Morris Island ; Adm. D. says, '* He 
did it well." The commander of the troops showed his appreciation 
of his services by giving his name to one of the captured batteries, 
July, 1863. Killed in a skirmish with the natives of the Island of For- 
mosa. Rear- Adm. Bell, commanding the U. S. Asiatic squadron, 
writes to Welles, Sec of the Navy, " The Navy could boast no 
braver spirit and no man of higher promise than Lt.-Com. A. S. 
Mackenzie. He was distinguished for professional knowledge, ap- 
titude and tact, and suavity of manners, which inspu-ed the confi- 
dence and affection of men, whilst his impetuous courage impelled 
him always to seek the post of danger, where he was always seen in 
the advance, both a conspicuous mark and an example." Buried 
June 14, 1867, in the Garden of the British Consulate (Mr. Carroll, 
Consul) at Takao ; all the foreigners joined in the procession* 

544. Harriet Duer Slidell Mackenzie, b. Jan. 20, 1844. 

545. Mary Slidell Mackenzie, b. Jan. 15, 1846; d. Oct. 10, 1856. 

546. Morris Robinson Slidell Mackenzie (Lieutenant U. S. Navy), b. 

May 5, 1848; Naval Academy, Sept., 1862-June, 1866, No. 8 ; m. 
Aug. 8, 1872, in Poughkeepsie, by Rev. S. H. Synott, Rector of St. 
Paul's Church, Anna Clarkson Crosby (dau. of Catherine Clarkson 
Crosby and Henry H.) Stevens. 

(199.) Child of Henry Barclay Robinson and Catharine Elizabeth 


547. Katharine Elizabeth Hudson, b. Oct., 1846; m. June 17, 1879, 

at St. George's, Hanover Square, by Rev. T. W. Goucher, his 2d 

wife, William Taylor Moore [son of Taylor and Clement C. 

Moore, a poet,- author of the " Night Before Christmas;" his father 
wasRt. Rev. Benjamin Moore, D.D., Bishop of New York ; d. 1816] 
(his I St wife was a Post; no child) ; they live in Paris, France. 

Digitized by 


i88i.] Tlhe Descendants 0/ James Alexander, no 

(199.) Children of Henry Barclay Robinson and Maria Antoi- 
nette WiNTHROP. / 

548. Georgiana Winthrop Robinson, b. March 4, 1856 ; m. Wednesday, 

Jan. 5, 1876, at the Church of the Annunciation, by Rev. Wm. Sea- 
bury, D.D., David Abell Storer, of New Brunswick, N. J. 

549. Harriet Duer Robinson, b. Sept 28, 1857. 

550. Morris Robinson, born Aug. 14, 1859 \ ^* ^ug. 14, 1859. 

551. Gertrude Beverley Robinson, b. Aug. 20, i860. 

552. Beverley Winthrop Robinson, b. Aug. 13, 1862 ; d. Aug. 15, 1862. 

(202.) Children of Fanny Di/er Robinson and Edward Jones. 

553. Edward Renshaw Jones, b. Jan. 28, 1842 ; Col. Coll., i860 ; 

broker; m. Nov. 14, 1866, Mary Elizabeth Yates [dau. of 

Dodge ; (niece of Washington Irving) and Harvey] Baldwin, of 
Syracuse. 3 children. \ 

554. Harriet Duer Jones, b. Aug. 30, 1843 ; "*• I^^c. 2, 1868, James 

Neilson Potter [brother of Henry C. Potter, D. D., rector of Grace 
Church, and son of Miss Nott (daughter of the Prest. of Union Coll.; 
Schenectady) and Rt. Rev. Alonzo Potter, D.D., Bishop of Penn.] ; 
he is the 7th son of a 7th son. 3 children. 

555. Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones, b. May 23, 1845. 

556. Morris Robinson Jones, b. March 16, 1847; d. 1849. 

(204.) Children of Harriet Duer Robinson and Albert Gallatin. 

557. Albert Louis Gallatin, b. Sept. 19, 1850; d. Feb. 12, 1880, in 

London. The funeral services were held in Grace Church, N. Y., 
and he was buried in Greenwood. His father was the son of Miss 
McDonnell, of Bait., and James Gallatin, Prest. of the Gallatin 
Nat. Bank, who was the son pf Albert Gallatin; d. 1849; Univ. 
Geneva, Switz., 1779; Memb. Penn. Constit. Conv., 1789; Memb. 
Penn. Leg., 1790-92 ; Repr. in Congress, 1 795-1801 ; Secy. Treas. 
U. S., 1801-13 ; U. S. Commr. at Ghent, 1814 ; U. S. Min. to France, 
. 1815-23; U. S. Em. Ex. to Gr. Britain, 1826-27; Prest. Council 
Univ., N. Y. C, 1830 ; Prest. N. Y. Hist. Soc, 1843-49 ; Col. ColL, 
LL.D., 1841. 

558. James Francis Gallatin, b. Jan. 2, 1853. 

(207.) Children OF Henrietta Robinson Duer and David F. Gedney. 

559. Alexander Duer Gednev, b. March 11, 1844 ; lost at sea. May 21, 


560. Herbert Gedney, b. June 22, 1852. 

561. Henrietta Duer Gedney, b. March 31, 1854. 

Digitized by 


I20 'rhe Descendants of James Alexander, [J^lyi 

(208,) Children of Juliana Stevens anp Rev. Nathaniel Sayre 


562. Theodosius Fowler Harris, b. Aug. 31, 1848; d. March 7. 1850. 

563. Julian Savre Harris, b. January i, 185 1 ; d. Jan. 27, 1875, ^ Berne, 

Switzerland ; Col. Coll., 1870 ; left in junior yeai* on account of bad 

(209.) Children of Francis Bowes and Elizabeth Callender Harris. 

564. Alexander Bowes Stevens, b. 1866. 

565. Frances Bowes Stevens, b. 1868. 

566. EuzABETH Callender Stevens, b. 1869. 

567. Meta Stevens, b. July, 1872 ; d. Aug. 7, 1873. 

568. Theodosius Stevens, b. 1879. 

(210.) Children of James Alexander Stevens and Julia Beasley. 

569. Frederic William Stevens (C. L.), b. 1846 ; CoL ColL, A.M., 1864 ; 

m., by Rev. N. Sayre Harris, Mary Worth, dau. of Joseph Olden 
(cousin of the patriotic Gov. Olden, of New Jersey). 

570. Maria Fowler Stevens, b. 1848. 

571. Robert Livingston Stevens (Rev.), b. 185 1 ; Princeton, A.M., 

1872 \ m. Mary, dau. of Prof. Hope, i child. She d.; he m. 
again \ his parish is in Albany, Oregon. 

572. Elizabeth Stevens, d. 1874. 

573. Rachel Stevens. 

574. James Alexander Stevens, Col. Coll., 1880, but left end of junior 

year and finished his studies in Germany. 

575. Alfred Stevens, St Paul's Coll., of the Class 1884 ; but left in 

sophomore year. 

(211.) Children of Catherine Maria Stevens and Rev. Dudley 

Atkins Tvng. 

578. Anne Griswold Tyng, d. young ; named after her father's mother, 

wife of Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, D.D., and dau. of Rt. Rev. Alex. B. 
Griswold, D.D., Bishop of Mass. 

579. Theodosius Stevens Tvng (C. L.) (Rev.), b. 1849; Kenyon Coll., 

Gambier, Ohio, 1869 ; CoL ColL Law School, 1871 ; was admitted 
to practice in the General Term Room of the Supreme Court ; stud- 
ied in the Divinity School, Cambridge ; ordained, 1S7 — ; now a 
missionary of the P. Epis. Ch. in Japan ; m. Ida Drake, a descend- 
ant of Su: Francis Drake, b. 1545, after whom San Francisco was 
named, i child. 

580. Stephen Higginson Tyng (C. L.), b. Aug., 185 1 [called after his g. 

f.. Rev. S. H. Tyng, D.D., formerly Rector of St. George's, l^^^ 
York, who was the son of Sarah (dau. of Stephen) Higginson, and 

Digitized by 


1 88 1.] Thi Descendants of James Alexander. 12I 

Dudley Atkins, who assumed the name of Tyng ; Harvard, 1781 ; de- 
scended from Dorothy and Thomas Dudley, b. 1576, who came to 
America 1630, and was Gov. of Mass. Bay, 1634] ; m. Sept. 8, 
1880, at Boston, by Rev. PhilUps Brooks, Lizzie, dau. of James J. 

581. Maria Fowler Tyng, b. 1853. 

582. Anne Griswold Tyng. 

583. James Alexander Tyng (C. L.), b. 1856 ; Harvard. 

(213.) Children of John G. Stevens and Theodosia Wood^, 

584. Virginia Stevens, b. 1848. 

585. Catherine Maria Stevens, m. Dec. 1874, James Walter Vroom, 

son of Gov. Vroom of N. Jersey, i child. 

586. Francis Bowes Stevens, d. young. 

587. Francis Bowes Stevens. 

588. Mary Randolph Stevens. 

589. Charlotte McIntosh Stevens. 

(217.) Children of Anna. Isabella Stevens and Elias'B. Har- 
ris, M.D. 

590. Maria Fowler Harris, b. 1866. 

591. Isabel Stevens Harris, b. 1868. 

592. Sylvia Fowler Harris. 

593. James Stevens Harris, d. young. 

(219.) Children of Richard F. Stevens and Emily Gouverneur 


594. Richard Stevens. 

595. Theodosius Fowler Stevens. 

596. Marguerite Corinnk Stevens. 

597. Mary Stevens. 

(220.) Children of Mary Picton Stevens and Muscoe Russell Hun- 
ter Garnett. 

$98. Mercer iGarnett. 

599. Mary Garnett. 

(220.) Children of Mary Picton Stevens and Edward Parke Custis 


600. Edwin Augustus Stevens Lewis. 

601. Esther Maria Stevens Lewis. 

602. Julia Lewis ; her father is the son of Esther Cox and Lorenzo Lewis. 

603. Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis. 

Digitized by 


122 ^^ Descendants of James Alexander, [Julyi 

(224.) Child of Caroline Bayard Stevens and Archibald Alexan- 
der, Ph.D. 

604. Archibald Alexander, b. 1880. His mother's grandmother, Caroline, 

wife of Prof Albert Dod, and dau. of Martha Pintard and Samuel 
Bayard, is a g. g. child of John Stockton, who received from Wm. 
Penn a grant for a large tract of land, upon a portion of which 
Princeton stands ; her g. mother, Susan Stockton, sister of Richard 
the signer, m. Lewis Pintard, and their dau., Martha, m. Sam. 
Bayard. His father's g. father, Archibald Alexander, D.D., LL.D. 
(b. April 7, 1772, d. Oct. 1851 ; First Prof, in the Theo. Seminary, 
Princeton, 1812-1851 ; author of ** Hist, of the Colonization of the 
Western Coast of Africa;" "Hist, of the Israelitish Nation;" "Outlines 
of Moral Science ;" and " Practical Sermons ;" m. April 5, 1802, Jan- 
etta, dau. of Rev. Jas. Waddell, of Louisa Co., Va. ), was the son of 
Agnes Ann, dau. of Andrew Reid and William Alexander (b. 1738, 
in Penn., and settled in Va. His eldest son, Andrew, m. Miss 
Aylett), who was the son of Margaret (dau. of Joseph Parks, m. 
Dec. 31, 1734, to her cousin) and Archibald Alexander, b. Feb. 4, 
1708, at Manor Cuninghame, in Taghboyne parish, and in 1736, 
with his brother Robert, went to Penn., whence in 1747 he re- 
moved to Va. He was the son of Wm. Alexander, who was the 
son of Archibald Alexander, of Ballybiglemore, in the parish of 
Taghboyne, Co. Donegal (descended from the House of MacAlex- 
ander of Tarbert, in Kintyre). 

(229.) Children of Francis Stevens Conover and Helen Field. 

605. Thomas Anderson Conover, b. Nov. 25, 1857; d. Sept. 14, 1858. 

606. Richard Field Conover, b. Nov. 20, 1858. 

607. Mary Field Conover, b. Jan 31, i860. 

608. Francis Stevens Conover, b. April 14, i86i, 

609. Juliana Conover, b. Aug. 5, 1862. 

610. John Stevens Conover, b. July 26, 1864. His name is on the 

honor list of St. PauFs School, Concord, N. H., 1878-79, 3d form, 
Div. A. In looks he closely resembles his g. g. father, John Stevens. 

611. Helen Field Conover, b. Aug. 18, 1867; d. Sept 16, 1870. 

612. Edward Field Conover, b. July 3, 1871. 

(230.) Children of Mary Rachel Conover and Rev. Lewis C. Baker. 

613. Lewis Conover Baker, b. May 7, 1859. ^ 

614. Thomas Anderson Conover Baker, b. June 3, 1861. 

615. Alfred Thornton Baker, b. Oct. 30, 1863. 

616. Juliana Stevens Baker, b. Sept. 17, 1866. 

(232.) Children of Richard Stevens Conover and Sarah Jones 


617. Elizabeth Juliana Conover, b. Feb. 4, 1857; d. Feb. 3, 1858. 

618. James Potter Conover, b. Oct. 10, 1858, in N. York; Col. Coll., 


Digitized by 


1 88 1.] Tht Descendants of Janus Alexander. 123 


619. Emily Charlotte Conover, b. Sept. 28, i860, at Hoboken. 

620. Caroline Conover, b. Dec. 6, 1862, at Hoboken. 

621. Alice Beirne Potter Conover, b. May 22, 1865, in New York. '^ 

622. Thomas Anderson Conover, b. Oct. 6, 1868, in New York. 

623. Richard Stevens Conover, b. Dec. 15, 1869, in New York. 

624. John Hamilton Potter Conover, b. April 30, 1873, ^^ ^®w York. 

625. Sarah Conover, b. . 

(237.) Children of Matilda Caroline Sands and John Garniss 
* Brown. 

626. Brown, d. young. 

627. Brown, d young. 

628. Garnita S. Stevens Brown, b. July 27, 1863. 

629. Maud Byrd Stevens Brown, b. Nov. 29, 1868. 

(238.) Children of Anne Ayscough Sands and Robert Livingston 


630. Adelaide Livingston Clarkson, b. April i, 1859; ^^« Oct. 29, 

1879, at Christ Church, Stratford, Conn., by Rev. Eaton W, Maxey, 
D.D., Edwin J. Spall, i child. 

631. Harriet Stevens Clarkson, b. Aug. 16, i860. 

632. Robert Goodhue Clarkson, b. Feb. 13, 1862. 

633. Eugene Livingston Clarkson, b. Nov. 1863; d. Oct 15, 1865. 

634. William Bayard Clarkson, b. Aug. i, 1865. 

635. Annie Sands Clarkson, b. Nov. 15, 1866. 

636. Fanny Matilda Clarkson, b. Jan. 1858; d. Aug. 1868. 

637. Alice Delafield Clarkson, b. July 27, 1869; d. young. 

638. Eugene Clarkson, d. young. 

639. Eugene Clarkson, d. young. 

640. Maud Livingston Clarkson. 

(239.) Children of Harriet Stevens Sands and George W. Wet- 

641. Elizabeth Courtenay Wetmore, b. April 16, 1872. 
641'. Alfred Courtenay Wetmore, b. April 5, 1876. 

641". William Bayard Wetmore, b. Dec. 30, 1879; d. April '9, 1880. 

{246.) Children of Margaret Livingston and David Augustus 


642. Edward Livingston Clarkson, b. Sept. 19, 1828 ; d. April 19, 1829. 

643. Elizabeth Clarkson, b. April 12, 1830; d May 22, i860; m. June 

6, 1854, George Gibbes Barnwell, of S. Caro. 3 children. 

644. Thomas Streatfeild Clarkson, b. March ^9, 1834; m. April 26, 

1855, Mary, dau. of Cornelia de Puyster and Richmond Whitmarsh. 
6 children. 

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124 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York, [July, 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Marriages. 

(Continued from VoL XII., p. 91, of Tmk Rbcokd.) 


August 25. 
Novemb: ii. 


Ingeteekent de- 
cemb. 7. 



A° 1 710. 
May 26. 


J^ny 16. 
jaiy 18. 

A6g6st<is 13. 
Septemb. 6. 

October 11. 
Novemb' 8. 

Octob' 12. 
Novemb' 29. 
Decemb. 7. 

Novemb. 25. 

Jan Pietersze, j. m. V. Vlissingen, met 
Antje Montanje, Wed. V. Fredrik 

Ritgaart Truman, j. m. V. O. EngeP* 26. 
met Cornelia Haring, j. d. V. Tap- 

Theophiliis Knyt, Wed'. V. O. EngeP, 5 decemb', 
met Belitje Kwik, Wed. V. Thorn* 
Syner V. N: York. 

Met attestatie dat de 3 h^welyks voont" 
in de gemeente tot Bergen zyn afge- 

Fieter Post & Catharina Beekman. 8. 

Met attestatie Van Bergen. 
Pieter Van WoegeKim & Antje Van 

Bemardds Jansse, j. m. V. t Vlaklant, 

met Jannetje Salomons, j. d. V. de 

Isaac Blank, j. m. V. N: York, met 

Lidia Loots, j. d. V. N. Albanie. 

Personen met Licentie. 

John Thorn & Maria Flamin. 

Jeffery Moor & S6sanna Walgraaf. 
James Yoti & Mary Paitreati. 
Andries Frenaii & Maria Moryn. 
Abraham Van Vlek & Maria Kip. 
Thomas Jameson & Mary Bratton. 
James Patyson & Elisabeth Harland. 
Josiia SofiUice & Jiidith I-,e Cevalier. 
Dirk Valk & Jenneke Schoiiwten. 
Christoffel Rogers & Maria Parker. 
Timotheiis Dolly & Maria Freab. 
Job' Van Hartsbeigen & Catharina 

Rithmont Wytton & Aaltje Van Oort 
Gilbert Ash & Helena Plevier. 
Philip Blaklits & Willemtje Conwel 
William Lewis & Maria Billop. 
John Eavery & Elisabeth Loyde. 
Philip Van Cortlant & Catharina de 




A^ 1 7 10. 
Getroiiwt A^ 
1 7 10 May 26. 

J6ny 17. 

July 20. 
August 15. 
7 Septemb. 

October 11. 
15 Novemb'. 



december 7. 


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A* 1711. 

Met attest. V. 
Bergen inge- 
teekent 24 de- 

January 5. 


Met attest. V. 
Voorlezer V, 
Liiitersse Kerk. 

February 10. 

Met attest. V. 
Voorleser V. 
in geteekent 
den 20. 


Maert 5 met at- 
test V. Voorl. 
V. L6tersche 


Samdel Thornton & Hester Vincant. 
Samfiel Bensing & Maria Bok6. 
Dennis Marharty & Elisabeth Reedt. 
Henry Cole & Catharina Comelisze. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Ulrig Bro6wer & Ariaante Pieterse. 


A* 1711. 
Getrouvn Janfi- 
ar: 19^ 

Joh« Coens, Wed' V. Cenr. Pals 6it 23. 

Alssy, met Maria Catharina Vogele- 

zang, Wed: V. Michiel H6pman Hit 

het Graafschap hardenberg in Diiits- 

Dirk Dykman, j. ni. V. Albanie, met February 9. 

Willemyna Bas, j. d. V. N. T6in. 
Joh* Tibel, wed6wenaar 6it het graaf- 15. 

schap V. Hoogsolmes, met Marcritje 

Eringer, Wed. V. Anthony Smit 6it 

het graafschap Welbtrg. 
Daniel Thevoe, wed^wenaar Hit Swit- 27. 

serlandt, met Maria Barbara Kras, 

Wed. V. Frans Poore Van Twee 

BrHgge uit Swede. 
Joan Maerten Styn, j. m. 6it Langen Maert 6. 

Salts in Saxen, met Johanna Maria 

Lowisa Conin, Wed. Van Adam Bias 

6it KeOr Pals. 

Abraham Plaset, j. m. V. Beam 6it 11. 

Frank., met Elisabeth Waet, Wed. V. 

Gerrit Scho6te V. West Chester. 
Zacharias Fleigler, Wed' 6it Franken- it. 

lant, met Anna Elisabeth Hobin, 

Wed. V. J. J6rrie SchoHt Hit Darm- 

Joan Herdrik Kerslen, Wedn' uit Saxen, 1 9. 

met Anna Magrita Tibbels, j. d. Hit 

de Pals. 

Richard Egon, j. m. V. Yerlant, met ' 20. 

Hester Blank, j. d. V. N: York. 
William NieHwtown, j. m. V. O. Engel*, 25. 

met Elisabeth Lie, j. d. V. N: York. 
Thomas PaHl, j. m. V. St. Christoffel, 25. 

met Jannetje Waldron, j. d. V. N: 


Digitized by 


126 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York, [July, 


April 19 met at- 
test. V, Voorlez' 
V. Bergen. 

19 met attest. 
V. Voorlez'V. 


A° 1711. 

January 5. 

February 5. 



Macrt 8. 


A" 1711. 

April 27 inge- 
teekent met at- 
test. V. Voorl' 
V. Bergen. 

May 26. 

Jfjly 5 met att 
V. France Kerk. 
7. N,B. met 


Joan Peter Kassener, Wed' iiit Ke6r 

Pals, met Magdalena Paan, Wed. V. 

Jacob Hoof <iit Wirtenbergeriandt. 
William Byfieldt, j. m. V. Briston, met 

Elisabeth Stapleton, j. d. V. N: York. 
Hendrik Brasier, j. m. V, N: York, met 

Sarah Andries, j. d. V. Bergen. 
Cornelis Helmigze, j. m. V. Bergen, met 

Aagje Joh* Vrelant, j. d. V. Bergen. 

Arie Sip, j. m. V. Bergen, met Gerritje 
Helmigsze, j. d. V, Bergen. 

Personen met Licentie. 
Joseph I-.6sh & Maria Jonkers. 

Te6nis Van Woert & Agnes Vander- 

Richard Yo6ng & Martha Harrin. 

Te6nis Egbertsze & Judith de Foreest. 

Clement Elswert & Mary Van G6nst. 

Egtbert Van Borssem & Elisabeth Ben- 

Jan Kramer & Engetje Davids. 

Richard Mahone & Cornelia deGra6w. 

Thomas Jones & Mary H6dssons. 

Pieter Davids & Mary Kierstede. 

John Taynton & Jenneke Hardenbroek. 

Personen met Geboden, 

Thomas Frederiksz & Marytje Hart- 
mansz Vreelant. 


April 2. 


A* 1 71 1. 
Getro6wt Janu- 
ary 7. 


February 7. ^ 



Maert 11. 

A** 1711. 
Getrofiwt April 

Hendrik Brfiyn, j. m., met Marytje May 31. 

Kiersse, j. d., beide V. Mannor Van 

Jacob Hassing, Wed' Van N: York, met J6ny 16. 

Cornelia Dykman, j. d. V. Albanic. 
Francois Ravaiid & Jannie-Marie D6 July 5. 

Mon tiers. 
Cornelias de Peyster & Cornelia Stii- 21. 

Thomas Konik, j. m. V. O. EngeP, met 31. 

Elisabeth Hort, Wed. V. Pieter Mit- 

schel V. Boston. 



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Ai^g^t 4. 

Septemb. 9 met 
attest: V. Ber- 

Novemb. 24. 


A* 1711. 

April 24. 
May 4, 


(N.R April 28.) 






Sept 5. 






Decemb. 5. 
NDvemb. 23. 
Decemb. 3. 





•xiuary 5. 


Francois Li^cas, Wed' V. Pals, met Eli- 
sabeth Engeler, Wed6we V. J* Lam- 
pert 6it Darmstaderland. 

Jacob Koning, Wed' V. N. York, met 
Claasje Comelis, Wed. V. Reinier- 
Kwakkenbos Van de Bouwery. 

Dirk Helmigsz V. Hodte, j. m. V, Ber- 
gen, met Metje Gerbrands, j. d. V. 

JanThomasseVos, j.m.V, Denemarke, 
met Willemyntje Bro6wer, j. d. 6it t 

Personen met Licentie. 
SjoArt Olfertsz & Dorothea Greenham. 

Jacob Van Breemer & Hanna Wigfielt 
John Dr^meney & Mary NichoUs. 
Albertus Houlst & Aaltje Provoost. 
John Diim & Mary Bratt. 
Peter Neagele & Geertr6y Staats. 
John Halls & Margarita P6rro. 
John Symons met Hendrica Van Hoek. 
John Webb. & Ann6 Makk6. 
Barend de Klein & Cornelia Varik. 
Patrik Marbfiight, & Annatje deLanoy. 
Comelis Klopp' & Catharina Geveraet 
John Sto6tenb6rg & Hendrica Dtiikink. 
Sam6el Provoost & Maria Sprat. 
John Bro6n, & Jenneke Van Oort. 
Pieter Van Djjk, & Rachel Le Reaiix. 
Richard Hamlin & Maria Flensbftrg. 
Philp Li^on & Elisabeth Vander Schii6r. 
Frederik Sebering & Maria Provoost. 
Isaac Van Plank, & Emerentia Pro- 
Abraham Cotirson & Catharina Garison. 
Samuel Pell & Maria Mesier. 

Personen met Geboden. 

John Evert, zeeman,* & Maria Garrit- 
son V. Westchester. 

Thomas Moor, j. m. V. London, met 
Margrietje Paedrik, j. d. V. N. York. 

* Sailor. 


August 9. 


Septemb. 27. 
Decemb. 9. 

A** 1711. 
Getro6wt den 

29 April. 
May 4. 



J6ny 16. 
jaly 6. 
A^gtistOs 18. 


Septemb. 6. 
Octob. 13. 





decemb. 5. j 




A* 1712. 
Getrotiwt Janu- 
ary 10. 

February 11 

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128 Ricords of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York, [July, 

February i. 


Maert 8- 


J6ny 4. 


Septemb. 12.. 


A* 1712. 

February 16. 
Maert 24* 
April 24. 
May I* 



Jiiny 3. 


N.B. den . 27 

J6ly 12. 

Aiig^st. 6. 
Sept. 4. 

A6g6st. 22, 
Octob. 12. 

Frans Pietersse, j. m. Van dokktim in 

Frieslant, met Rachel Ekkesse, j. d. 

V. Boiiwery, beide woonende aldaar. 
Gaspares Fransse, j. m. V. BoCiwery^ 

met Elisabeth PieterBse, j. d* V. 

John Criimp, Wed' V. O. EngeP, met 

Margrite Ottilia Stikraad, Wed. V. 

Coenraad Gerlag, 6it duitschland. 
Salomon Jacobsz, j. m. V. Amsterd., 

met Eva Wocrtendyk, Wed. V. 

Thomas Sjerman-V. BoAwery. 
Jacob Gerritsze, j. m. V. Midwofint, 

met Ariaantje To6me6r, j. d V. 

Thomas Frast, j. m. Van Amboy, met 

Elisabeth Kwik, Wed. V. Hendrik 

H6iis V. N. York. 
Comelis Miserol, j. m. V. Dentelbay, 

met Jannetpe Horns, j. d. woonenae 

onderhet distrikt Van N. Haarlem. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Salomon Bricon & Francoisse-Conelly. 

William Roome & Anna Wessels. 

Joseph Hewitt & Maria T6rnerfeild. 

Pieter Steele & Sibilla Margarita-Schry- 

Michael Vanghton & Catharina Danies- 

George Dykman & Cathalyntje Jdesse. 

Alexander Phenix & Margareta Com- 

Abraham de Lanoy & Jannetje Roome. 

Frederik de Boog & Joh* Van Hoek. 
Johannes Hartse & Maria Marschall. 
John Johnston & Elisabeth Lamb. 
Burger Sipkens & Maritje Hibon. 

Maert i. 



J6ny 27. 
October 2. 

A* 171;. 
Getrotiwt Feb- 

Maert 27. 
April 24. 
May 1. 







Juny 28. 

Warnar B6rger & Margarita Vander* J61y 12. 

Richard McDaniel & Cornelia Varik. Adg^ 10. 
George Pirkard & Cornelia B^mtin. 1 2. 

David Cwnynegam & Elisabeth Els^ Sept 4. 

Victor Hyer & Jannetje VanGelder. 
Andrew Bissett & Jannetje deVo6. Octob. 5. 

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10. . 



Novmb. 8. 


A* 1712. 
Novemb. 11. 


Decemb. 12. 

Olivier Teller & Cornelia de Peyster. ' 
Conradus VanderBeek & Arriaantje 

De Voii. 
Sam6el Graham, & Mary Wakeham. 
Thimotheiis Tile & Elisabeth Biirger. 
George Hiibson & Hillow Herrinton. 
Robert Jacklin & Catharina Mortier. 

Persooeu met Gebodeiu 

Hermann^ Ritsman, j. m. V. Ham- 

b4rg, met Maria Elisabeth LAcas, 

j. d. V. Frankendaal. 
Joh. Altin, j. m. Van London, met 

Tryntje Wybrands, Wed; V. Abel 

Smith V. N: York. 
Godvry Bekkes, j. m. V. I-,ondon, met 

Margriet Call6, j. d. V. N. York. 
Arnold Hoefnagel, j. m. V. Wittenstyn, 

met Sarah Kleyn, j. d. V. Manheym. 




Novemb. 9. 

A* 1712. 
Getrofiwt De- 
cemb. II. 




A* 1 7 13. 
A* 1713. A*» 1713. 

Ingeteekent Joh* Oostrander, j. m. V. Kingstown, Getrouwt Feb. 
Feb. 6. met Elisabeth VandenBerg, j. d. V. 22. 

N: Albany. 

6. Stephe ChaJebot, j. m. V, Carolyne, 28. 

met Elisabeth Marchal, j. d. V, N; 
• York. 

14. Jan Tjissem, j. m. V. Kinstown, met Maert 3. 

Jannetje Bdis, j. d. V. Agg6eggenonk. 

17. Matthys Rosendaal, j. m. V. Kings- 

town, met S6sanna Simons, j. d. V. 

27. Jan Hibon, j. m. V. N: York, met 

Annetje Siynmets, j. d, V. Ahasyms. 

27. Hendrik Bres, j. m. V. N: York, met 

Margritje Helm, j. d. V. Akkingsak, 

Maert 20. Isaac Van Deiirsc, j. m. V. N: Albany, April 5. 

met Anna Waldron, Wed. V. Fran- 
cois B6is V. N: York. 

6. Bernard6s VerKeele, j. m. V. Akk., 6. 

met Titje La Maettre, j, d. V. Haar- 

20. John Ho6rn, j, m. V. Kingstown, met 11. 

Rachel Webbers, Wed. Van WiUiam 
Swanslen V. Grotekel. 

April 10. William Forbiis, Wed' tiit Schotlant, April 29. 

met Marytje Palding, j. d. V. Nj 




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I^o Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 


April 3. 


A** 1712. 

Novemb. 8. 


Decemb. 10. 




A*^ 1713. 
Jan. 2. 




Feb. 3. 
Maert 24. 


A* 1713- 

April 24. 
met attest: V. 

Bergen. Sub 

dato 21 May. 
April 24. 

♦ May 8. 


Willeni Boket, j. m. V. Boston, met May 3. 
Piternelle Van de Water, j. d. V. N: 

Personen met Licentie. 
George Elsworth & Jane Miseroll. 

Zacharias Hosing & Christina Seger- 

William Gonian & Margareta Daniels. 
Edward Broene & Mary Herrin. 
John m'^Phadoris & Helena Jansen, 
Francis Silvester & Eytje B<is. 
Thomas Lyell & Abigal Ling. 

A** 1713- 

Antony Kip & Maria Byvank. 

Thomas Diirb & Maria Hiks. 

John Van Gelder, & Neeltje Onkelbag. 

Jacob6s Rosevelt, & Catharina Harden- 

Jacob Watters, & Margrietje Van Oort. 
Gerardfis Confort & Catharina Bfirger. 
Aaron Prall & Hanna Staats. 
La6rens Jiidge & Maria Jones. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Carste B6rger, j. ni. V. N: York, met 

Sara Waldron, j. d. V. N. York. 
Johannes Gerritse, V. Wagen6m, j. m. 

V. Bergen, met Margritje Sip, j. d. 

V. Bergen. 
Johannes Lfiwis, j. m. V. N: Haarlem, 

met Hester de Lampeter, j. d. V. N. 

Abraham Barsjo, j. m. V. O. Engel*, met 

Geertje Bras, j. d. V. N. York. 
Raef Potter, Wed' V. lerlant, met Eli- 
sabeth Ekkisse, Wed. V. Dirk tJitten- 

Richard Stoon, Wed' ait O. Engel* met 

Ariaantje Van der Graaf, Wed. V. 

Andries Dofiw, V. N. York. 
Jacob Koning, j. m. V. N. York, met 

Agnitje Ganjon, j. d. V. Kingstown. 

A® 1 712. 
Getro6wt No- 
vemb. II. 

Decemb. 11. 


A** 1713. 
January 3. 

Feb. 6. 
Maart 24. 


A** 1713. 
Getrouwt May 




Juny 13. 


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Jtiny 4. 

Atig^t 7. 

Sept 25. 

Octob. 9. 

" 9. 
28 met atesta- 
tien Van gebo- 
den V. Akkin- 
sak & Bergen 

November; i. 





May 23. 



J toy 19, 

July 4. 


Atigist 26. 


Novemb. 18. 

Decemb. 4. 


A* 1713- 
Novemb: 13. 

Pieter Ubregt, j. m. V. Brabant, met Juny 22. 

Maria Dykman, Wed. V. James 

H6wit V. Albanie. 
Cornells Tienhoven, j/m. V. N. York, A%iist 27. 

met Geertr^y Hibon, j. d. V. N: 

Jacob6s Van Gelder, Wed', met Maryt- Octob. 1 7. 

je Wynants, Wed. V. T. Roseboom. 
Joh* Odel met Johanna Vermilje. 29. 

Job* Vermilje met Sarah Odel. 29. 

Gerrit Hermanisse Van Wageninge, 28. 

j. m., met Annatje Sip, j. d. V. Ber- 

Lo6is R06, Predicant in de France Ge- Novemb. 3. 

meente te N. York, met Renee 

Marie Goiiion, j. d. V. N. Rochel. 
Philip Pieter, Wed' V. Tielenbtik uit 22. 

Dtiitsland, Woont te Raretan, met 

Anna Kinnejondaar, Wed. V. Lode- 

wyk Roos, Van Browsvelt, Woont 

Lodewyk Layk, Wed' iiit de Pals in Decemb. 7. 

D^iidsland, met Veroneca Walen, 

Wed. V. Matthys Swiegen 6it de Pals. 

Personen met Licentie. 

John D6nlope & Rachel Grant. 

Jacob Van Dyk & Maria Hollaar. 
Jan de Groof & Claasje Bogaart. 
Charles Phillips & Maria TenBroek. 
Beniamin Goodwin & Stisanna Wessels. 
Comelis Cornel isse, & Hanna Bikkers. 
William Mtirphy, & Hanna Van Ekele. 
John Stephens & Catharina Blank. 
Stephen Van Cortlant & Catharina 

Philip Sch6yer & Anna Elisabeth 

George Brewerton, & Maria Verdfiin. 
Griffen White & Maria Owens. 
John Prise & Maria Miserol. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Frans Van Dyk, j. m. V. N: York, met 
ResMe Montras, j. d. V. N. TAyn, 
Woonende alhier. 

A* 1713. 
Getro6wt May 

Jtoy 20. 

J% 5. 



A6giist. 28. 

Novemb. 20. 
decemb. 4. 

A** 1713. 
Getro6wt De- 
cemb. 8. 

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Inventories^ Suffolk Co,^ L, /. 


Sessions Book No, i. 

Communicated by C B. MooRB, Esq. 

Page. T«»taior. 


2 Thomas Jones 195 

5 Anne Rogers 95 

9/ioJohn Woodruff, .,,...,... 177 

14 John White . , . , 1 70 

16/1 7jonas Bower 339 

19 Thomas Wicks. . , 286 

20 Mathew Lum , 71 

22 Thomas Sayre ... * , 307 

25 James Nailor 106 

28 Richard Curtis 97 

34 Thomas Terry 147 

36 Philimon Dickerson 93 

38 John Thomas 15 

40 William Hedges 193 

44 John Elton 123 

45 Joseph Youngs 99 

47 John Youngs 97 

48 Francis Munsey 201 

51 William Purrer 307 

52 Roger Smith ,,.... 246 

55 Richard Terry ... , 222 

56 Thomas Brush 306 

58 Richard Stretton 399 

61 Isaac Hedges 98 

6^ Thomas Hutchinson 180 

65 Edmund Shaw 48 

6Z Stephen Coppock, Book Debts. ... 216 

71 " " Goods ,.....,. 32 

73 John Coopers ^ . 1370 

76 Robert Fordham 2052 

80 Joshua Garlick 95 

82 Ellis Cook 1154 

B6 Samuel Cleark 384 

89 Thomas Halsey.. .., 672 

93 Thomas Hilton i 

95 John Jenners , 202 

99 William Faucey 83 

102 Barnabas Horton .•f».« 405 


*. d. 

May 28, 1670 

17 3 


2, 1670 

7 5- 


24, 1670 



24, 1670 


' 29, 1671 

5 6 


29, 1671 









8 6 





12 6 










17 3 






12 3 








14 4 


10 6 








12 10 




9 2 









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1881.] Inventories^ Suffolk Co.., Z. /. 133 

Page. Testator. Amount. Date. 

£ *. d. 

103 Henry Peirson , 1256 i 2 1680 

105 Obadiah Palmer 19 19 4 1680/1 

107 John Laughton 148 9 o 1680/1 

108 William Williams^ iii 16 6 * 1681 

1 10 Thomas Topping 703 14 6 1681 

111 William Williams, Int 1679 

114 William Fithian 215 4 o 1678 

116 William Russell 250 7 o 1681 

117 Daniel Halsey 964 70 1681 

118 Obadiah Smith, Int 1681/2 

119 Anthony Ludlam 598 14 o 1 68 1/2 

121 Cornelius Vonk 164 8 o 1681/2 

122 Jacob Wood 190 18 6 1682 

124 Joseph Rainer 938 14 8 1682 

126 Joseph Taylor 40618 8 1682 

135 Thomas Reeves 89 3 o 1683 

" John Mapes 104 o 6 1682 

139 Arthur Howell 88715 5 1683 

140 John Fordham 342 o o 1683 

143 Richard Shaw 240 2 6 1683 

144 Christo Fowler 86 4 9 1683 

145 Robert Gouldsbury 84 8 6 1683 

150 Thomas. Cooper 492 17 3 1683/4 

*54 George Harris 139 18 o 1684/4 

^55 William Segrave 31 i o 1683 

159 William Hallock 188 17 o 1689 

160 Thomas Jessup , 182 17 o 1684 

162 John Benet 61 o lo 1684 

lifj Even Owen 53 5 o 1684 

^' David Howell %z « o '684 

1 77 William Edwards 157 9 o 1685 

17S John Young 185 18 o 1685 

i/p 2^atb' Bishop 113 17 o 1685 

180 Thomas Smith 4816 o 1685 

" JT^at Norton 61 5 o 1685 

187 ^obnMappam 88 o 6 1685 

188 VKiUiam Hakelton 46 17 o 1685 

*' Joseph Marshall 50 18 o 1685 

\^ Tl:^omas Reeves 97 18 6 1685 

\^a Sfii^muel Mills 19'! o 1685 

193 Jc>l-in Finch 2 18 9 1685. 

20Z Jc^l-in Parsons 68 12 6 1685 

204 Jofcn Brooks 33 o o 1685/6 

2^ • ^.Squires 11 711 1685 

223 J<::>tin Stratton 145 14 6 1685/6 

328 Jc:^>in Topping 326 2 6 1685/6 

332 JoVin Mulford 25 2 o 1686 

^33 J^WTies Herrick 74 12 o 1686 

*1f V^i^liam Mulford 25 9 o 1686 

J^=>lin Corey 43 3 6 1686/7 


Digitized by 


1 34 Records of the First and Second Presbyterian [July, 

Page. Testator. Amount. Date. 

243 John Jennings 77 o 6 1686/7 

246 Christopher Lupton 69 14 o 1686/7 

271 Christopher Foster 25 17 o 1687 

275 Benjamin Hay nes 105 7 o 1687 

277 Robert Fordham 2349 2 o 1674 

282 Thomas Travally 28 3 6 1687 

286 Alice Stanbrough . . . 1673 

291 Nathaniel Baker 53 10 o 1687/8 

" Nathaniel Dommony 33 12 o 1687 

294 Thomas Prickman 38 12 o 1684 

Liber A of Deeds, 

2 Thomas Mapes 84 12 o 1687 

4 . Jeremy Vale 35 10 o 1687 

5 Thomas Chatfield 98 310 1687 

5 Zerobabell Phillips 98 18 6 1687 

7 John Osborn 72 2 o 1687 

16 John Post 99 8 o 1687/8 

18 Josiah Barthollomew 41 15 7 1686 

22 John Annings 93 ^4 3 1687/8 

25 Richard Brook 16 16 o 1687/8 

31 Joseph Fordham ... ; 701 16 3 1688 

32 Isaac Overton 45 2 o 1687/8 

-^2^ Calleb Dayton 15 14 2 1688 

34 Christopher Lupton 17 i o 1687/8 

42 Thomas Halsey 248 15 o 1688 

48 John Laiighton '— 1689 

56 Thomas Cooper 420 16 4 1692 


(Continued from VoL XII., p. 36, of Thb Record.) 

Marriages. 1756 to- 

Were Married,^ 


Jan* 6***. Elisha Seymore & Mary Cary. 

Jan^" 16*^. William Smith & Sarah Frances Gorden, both of New York. 
Feb'^ 14*^. Valentine Vaughn & Catharine Smith. 
Feb* 1 7"*. Benjamin Myers & Sarah Riggs. 

Feb* 24***. Col. John Jameson, of Virginia, & Rachel Berrien, of New 

[* The words " were nurried/' repeated in the orif^mal, after the day of the month, are here omitted.] 

Digitized by 



Churches of the City of New York. 































































2 7*. 































John Markens & Mary Jones. 

Francis Raymond Guilhame Rox, late from France, & Mary 

Donwell, of New York. 
Dr. Isaac Ledyard & Ann Mac Arthur, both of New York. 
William Ross & Joanna Lesly. (38) 

William Miller & Elizabeth Watson. 
William Cooper & Ann Pead. 
Wynan Vanpelt & Eleonar Van Dervur. 
Josiah Owen & Mary Ogden. 
James Mafoy & Hester Leforge. 
Thomas Simonton & Abigail Campbell. 
David Ross & Catharine Unglass. 
David Young & Rebekah Lambert, both of New York. 
John Taylor & Mary Hughs. 
James Marshal & Mary Goodman. 
John Thomas & Isabella Whitelock, both of New York. 
William Wallis & Sarah Kennedy. 

Levi Leforge & Eleonar Jackson. (39) 

James Anderson & Hannah Weeks. 
Philip Durell & Deborah Birdsall. 
John Walters & Sarah Carter. 
John Foy & Hannah Archibald. 
Henry Lake & Hannah Taylor. 
John Ross & Sarah Lowerree. 
The honorable Jacob Read, Esq'., of South Carolina, & 

Catharine Vanhorn, of New York. 
John Grist & Hannah Milligan, Widow. 
Evans Gilman & Hannah Rhouels. 
Gabriel Carman & Sarah Machet. 
John Cottle & Eleonar Young. 
Kennith Campbell & Margaret Munro. 
Samuel Prince & Mary Norwood. 
William Robinson & Phoebe Baker. 
William Yates & Elizabeth Lachey. 
Peter Wynkoop, of Kingston, & Margaret Quackenbos, of 

this City. 
John Osgood & Ann Eraser, * (40) 

Thomas Bunce & Elizabeth Piatt, of this City. 
Daniel Mack, of Connecticut, & Elizabeth Torot, of N. Y, 


James Hawkins & Rebekah Huet. 

John Mills & Sarah Lesly, Widow, both of this City. 

David Gray & Abigail Monk, both of this City. 

Hugh Doyle & Mary Irving. 

Daniel Neal & Margaret Cochran. 

William Durell h Elizabeth Birdsall. 

John McKenzie & Mary Miller, - 

Hugh McKenzie & Mary Morrison. 

Jacob Keyser & Sarah Harden. 

John Caldwell & Mary Kitchel. 

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136 Records of the First and Second Presbyterian [July. 

William Jacobs and Mary Knott 

Edmond Washburn & Dorothy Betts. 

Thomas Woods & Margaret Shourt. 

William Wakeman & Rachel Moffat. 

Ephraim Hopping & Phoebe Carter. 

Charles Stewart & Margaret Anthony. 

James Ray & Elizabeth Day. 

James Carter & Elizabeth Sergeant. 

The Hon"' Samuel Osgood, Esq'., of Massachusetts, & 

Maria Franklin, Widow, of this City. 
William Erskine & Ann Laurence. 
Cap*. Henry Kermit & Elizabeth Ferguson, of this City. 
Absalom Hurd & Sarah Lyon. (41) 

6***. Jacob Brown & Mary Dubois. 

John Smith, Mariner, & Sarah Hughs. 

Henry Rogers & Elizabeth Carter. 

Cornelius DcGroot & Joanna Grotecloss. 

John Iselstine & Mary Jones Fairchild. ^ 

Robert Little & Elizabeth Carpenter, Widow. ^ 

George Mclntire & Dorcas Hutchins. ^ 

Ivie Muckleworth & Mary Smith. ^ 

John Ogilvie & Leah Vanduser. - 

Frederick Basset & Mary Ray. 

James Brady & Jane Campbell. 

Robert McCullen & Elizabeth Cochran. 

David Deveau & Mary Alamand, Widow, both of King's 

John McLean & Ann McKenzie. 
Thomas Wilson & Lydia Lincoln, 
William Moor & Mary Ritchey. 
John Ray, Esq^, & Helena Roosevelt. 
Thomas Garson & Sarah McKinley. 


Jan'^ 18***. Moses Arnold & Mary Garret. 

Jan' 28*. Ellick Jennings & Margaret Burns, Widow. 

Feb'^ 5***. Peter Potts, Mariner, & Margaret Morris. (42) 

Feb' 6**». Michael D. Henry, Esq'., & Elizabeth Graham. 

Feb' 24*. John Fish & Sarah Moon, both of Long Island. 

Feb^ 28* John Tony & Margaret McArthur. 

March 25***. James Youle & Catharine Clemens. 

April 23**. Junia Freeman & Rebekah Crane. 

May \2\ Piatt Smith & Sarah Frazee. 

May 12*. Duncan Mclntire & Margaret Mclntire. 

May 13*. Nicholas Berrien & Elizabeth Devoe. 

June 5***. John Roorbach & Mary Ensly. 

June 14***. Richard Dodge & Ann Sarah Irving. 

June 24***. Gregory Ivers & Catharine Glass. 

June 30***. David Peirson & Hester Moor. 

July i". Cornelius Berrien & Elizabeth Archer. 








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Abraham Wogloni & Rachel Johnson, Widow, both of Statea 

John Davis, Mason, & Sarah Crawford. 
Edmond Taylor & Rachel Bishop. 
George Turnbull & Sauiarah Van home. 
Samuel Raymond, Mariner, & Eliz*** Brown. 
John Sickels & Mary Lockwood. 
Francis Blank & Jane Campbell. 

Samuel Dunlap & Ann Ferguson. (43) 

George Goddard & Freelove Wicks. 
Hezekiah Heath & Hester Vandal. 
Joseph Blair Bingham & Elizabeth Mildeberger. 
Thomas Duggan & Elizabeth McKinley. 


John Matthews & Jane Consort, Widow. 
Caleb Fowler & Mary Day. 
6***. John Quick & Ann Lawrence, of Flushing.* 
* . William Wright, Butcher, & Margaret Marsh. 
John Greenwood, Dentist, & Elizabeth Weavers. 
.Gideon Waterbury, of New York, & Ruth Tut tie, of New 

John Poalk & Mary Bryson, Widow. 
James Brewerton & Mary Tolman. 
John McDonald & Janet Grant. 
, William Peterson & Sarah Varrian. 
John McKey & Ann McKenzie. 

Benjamin Waldron & Elizabeth Firmilly, both of Harlem. 
Daniel Campbell & Margaret Sandison. 
, Adam Churnside & Ann Cameron Rien. 
, Christian Small & Magdalen Tier. 
John Edwards, Mariner, & Rebekah Ray. ^ (44) 

James McCurdy & Hannah Christie, Widow, both late from 

John Jenkins & Ann Rose. 
, John Sutherland & Eleonar McFarland. 
, Michael McGill & Jane Conner, both of Morrisania, 
. Arthur Helme, Mariner, & Elizabeth Christian, Widow. 

William Warner & Phoebe Post. 
. Jesse Jadwin & Rebekah Anderson. 
Peter Deal, of West Chester County, & Ethelinda Lattin, of 
Queen's County. 
, John Prior & Mary Macmanners. 
, Ebenezer C. Kilburn & Jamima Wallgrove. 
Cornelius Peterson, of East Chester, & Mary Stymets, of 

New York. 
John Everet & Elizabeth Rose, Widow. 
6***. Thomas Orr & Susannah Riesburg, Widow. 

Jacob Hockstrasser, of Albany County, & Judith Hone, of 
New York. 
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Alexander Shields & Janet Stewart. 

Nathaniel Barret, Esq'., of Boston, & Hannah McDougal, 

Widow, of New York. 
William Henderson & Mary Chamberlain, Widow. 
Richard Johnson & Frances Moor. 

Joseph Bubb & Elizabeth Jones. (45) 

Gilbert Valentine & Martha Briggs, both of West Chester. 


Willliam Frazer & Sarah Whitlock. 

Abraham Egberts & Susannah Emmit. 

John Craig & Hester Shotwell. 

John R. Myer & Helena Scott, Widow. 

Samuel Ludlow & Rebekah Barret. 

William Sutherland & Mary Cameron. 

James Dunlap & Jane MoncrieflF—by Mr. Muir. 

John Armstrong & Mary Walcott, Widow. 

John Uran & Catharine Low. 

William Mcintosh & Elizabeth Bliss. 

Benjamin Cursort & Elizabeth Cursor; both of West Chester 

County. , 

Medad Mitchel & Sarah Tucker. 
Dr. John Gamage & Elizabeth Ash. 
Murdoch Mattison & Ann McCoy. 
Stephen Scudder & Margaret Decamp, both Raway, N. 

William Thompson & Martha Cooly. 
Lewis Graham, Esq^, of West Chester County, and Jane 

Crawford, of New York. 
Peter Grant & Elizabeth Adam. 

Alexander Campbell & Nfaria Bams, Widow. (46) 

Charles Roach & Mary Fishur. 
Josiah Fowler & Hannah Fowler, Widow, both of West 

Chester County. 
Joseph Collins & Sarah Glover. 
Richard Brown & Eify Philes, Widow. 
Abraham G. Forbes & Jane Young. 
John Dobbin A Phoebe Piersons, 
John Wilhelm & Janet Smith, Widow, both late from South 

John Niel & Rachel Mcintosh. 
Richard Dyckman & Elizabeth Rowlins. 
Alexander Nimnio & Janet McKay. 
Stephen Bower & Sarah Ransom. 
John Mclntire & Mary Swartwout. 
George Patten & Phoebe Cooke. 
Charles Stewart Blinkhorn & Jane Proctor. 
Philip Bancker & Margaret Blain Moffat. 
George Boyd & Sarah Knott. 
Jacob Parsell & Mary Orr. 
John Drummond, Mariner, & Tivoza, Widow. 

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Benjamin Bennet & Ann Wingfield. 
William Armstrong & Elizabeth Rosamond , 

William Allen & Griswold Thompson. 
Francis I'Aaus & Hannah Parisien. 

Nicholl Floyd, of Suflfolk County, & Phoebe Gelston, of N. 
York. (47) 

18***. Thomas Wright & Miriam Southward, both of Kings County. 
Patrick McGowen & Sarah Tucker, Widow. 
Laurence Hilyer & Rhoda Randolph. 
Daniel McGee & Elizabeth Devoe. 
^nas Brewster & Mary Burns, both of Orange County. 
Cap^ Roger Haddock & Mary Brown. 
John Davidson & Bethia Kitchel. 

Gilbert Brundige, of Orange C'^ & Jane Ryer, of New York. 
Stephen Holmes, of Dutchess C*=^. & Maria White, of N. Y. 
Thomas Denton, & Mary Spangler, Widow. 
John Brewster & Ann Abbot, Widow. 
John Howard & Catharine McLean. 
Richard Cunningham & Margaret Wood. 


John Smith, Mariner, & Catharine Munro. 

James McNeil & Abigail Hathoway. 

Zaccheus Henshaw, Mariner, & Elizabeth Eckart. 

Thomas Shaw, Mariner, & Susannah Hagarty. 

Patrick Macnamara, Mariner, & Catharine Cummings, 

Isaac Johnson, & Agnes Wright. 

Wilson Rowlinson & Catharine Stocker. 

George Morris & Tamar Lewis. 

Samuel Dickenson & Mary Goldsmith. 

Herman Basley & Mary Dixon. 

Gilbert Hunt & Mary Holly, Widow, both of Orange 

John Read & Hester Kingsland. 

James Leonard & Deborah Kelly, Widow. 

George Hall & Patience Stillwell. 

Andrew Parker, of New Jersey, & Sarah Mahon. (A 8) 

John Anthony & Sarah Shaw. 

William Prentiss & Eunice Pain Greenleaff, both of Boston. 

Andrew Anderson & Ann Sticklin. 

Henry Myers & Elizabeth Dean. 

John Peterson & Jane Emmons. 

Joseph Hunter & Rickey Snowdon, Widow. 

Samuel Downing & Mary Hendrickson, both of Kings 

Zebulon Myers & Catherine Dunn, 

Jacob Reed, Esq'., & Jane Sydenham Graham, were mar- 

Dr. John R. B. Rodgers & Susannah R. Kearney, of New 
Jersey — ^by the Rev**. M'. Monteath, of New Brunswick. 

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1 40 Records of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches. [July, 

July io**». John Casey & Abigail Smith,' Widow, both of Kings County. 

July 17*. Thomas Forbes & Jane McGowen. 

July ' 22**. Thomas Ure, Mariner, & Barbara Workman, Widow. 

July 29***. Hay Stevenson, Merch'., & Jessy Graham. 

Aug* 5***. Benjamin Thurston & Catharine Campbell. 

Aug* i4**». George Coleburn, Mariner, & Margaret Savage. 

Aug* 1 7*. Peter Ferguson & Jane Couples. 

Aug* 29*^. Gilbert Grotecloss & Susannah Betts. . 

Aug* 29*. William Smith, Mariner, & Ann McCormick. 

Sept' 2**. Jonathan Little & Agnes Stanton. 

Sept'^ 5*>». Thomas Grigg & Mary Towells. 

Sept' 8***. George Scott, Mariner, & Susannah Allsop. 

Sept' i6*»». Adam Chumside & Elizabeth Gilbert. (49) 

Oct' 3**. Henry Brown & Elizabeth Wardell. 

Ocf i5*»». Abijah Abbot & Mary Brush. 

Oct' 2o*»». The Hon**". Philip Livingston, Esq'., & Cornelia Vanhome. 

Nov' I**. James Downie & Jane Moor, Widow. 

Nov' 6*^. Cap*. Nathaniel Tyler & Mary Sticklen. 

Nov 1 1*»». Stephen Noeus, late from France, & Rachel Nash, Widow, 

of New York 

Nov' 20***. Prosper Wetmore & Catharine McEwen. 

Nov' 20***. George Hughs & Margaret Snook. 
Dec' I**. Angus Taylor, & Catharine Upright 

Dec' 5***. James Boggs & Mary Porter. 

Dec' 14***. John Noe AUwais & Hester Camp Bishop. 

Dec' 14***. John Richards & Sarah Besly. 

Dec' 30***. Donald McDonald & Mary McKenzie, Widow. 

Dec' 3^"*. Roderick McKenzie & Mary McKenzie, Widow. 


Jan^ 8***. George Andries & Hannah Devaul. 

Jan'^ 26*^. Cap*. Thomas Hughs & Mary Hughs. 

Feb'^ .8**». Daniel Baldwm & Ann Mills. ^ 

Feb' 20***. Elias Sickles & Sarah Thurston. 

Feb' 2TI'*. James Ferris & Sarah Oakly, both of West Chester County. 

March 5**** John Thornton & Margaret Vandevaner. 

March 17***. Rowland Reynolds & Margaret Jennings, Widow. 

March 31*. Peter Sim & Elizabeth Smith. 

April 3*. Gideon Georges & Ann Johnson, Widow. 

April 9***. Abraham Taylor & Jane Lasher. (50) 

April 16***, John Burger, jun'., & Sartih Towt. 

April 22**. Lewis Rion Crady & Susannah Hunt, Widow. 

April 23^. George Parker & Lydia Poalk. 

May i''. Nicholas Johnson & Margaret Widdemore, free MoUatoes. 

May 8***. Thomas Williams & Laetitia Martling. 

May 15***. Elisha Leavensworth & Abigail Mather, Widow — ^both late 

from Connecticut. 

May 23?. Matthew Jarvis <fc Patience Cox, Widow. 

May 29***. Matthias Crome & Jane Ferris. 

June 5***. David CroU, Mariner, & Eleanor Montgomery, Widow. 

June 9***. William Perrin & Mary Gruber. 

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June 15***. Gilbert Aspinwall & Ann Sowers. 

June 17*. John Robinson, Mariner, & Elizabeth Parsels. 

June 18**". Alexander Anderson, jun'., & Christiana Wright. 

June 22**. Anthony Ogilvie & Elizabeth Cowdry. 

June 2f^. James Grant & Elizabeth Frazer. 

July 3**. Charles Dougherty & Elizabeth Dill. , 

July 7^ John McCully & Elizabeth Frazer, Widow. 

July 11***. Alexander Macomb, Esq'., & Jane Rucker, Widow. 

July II***. John J. Richey & Joanna Denton. 

July 30***. John Taylor & Maiy Towt. 

Aug* 7*. Joseph Goodman Bickley & Catharine Chandler, Widow. 

Aug* 18***. John Canby, Mariner, & Margaret Crowder, Widow. 

Aug* 21**. William Sheerwood & Charity Campbell. 

Aug* 21**. Daniel Monson & Martha Ludly. 

Sept' 7***. William Cock, of Nova Scotia, Mariner, & Anna Frost, late 

from Boston. 

Sepf io**». George Davis & Mary Carter. (51) 

Sepf 1 1*. William Sheriff & Mary Summer. 

Sept' II***. Hugh McDougall & Sarah Ludlum. 

Sept' 21**. Zenas Bradly & Phila Delapane, Widow. 

Ocf 2**. John Cough & Hann Collard. 

FROM JUNE 5, 1725.— Marriages.* 

Communicated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

(Continued from Vol. XII., p. 83, of Thb Rbcosd.) 

Oct. 28. Israel Horsefield, of Kings Co., and Elizabeth Cornel. L. 

Nov. 2. Nicholas Weeks, of Oyster Bay, and Mary Stoiker. L. 

" " William Cornel and Ruth Hewlett. — 

Dec. 24. Benjamin Gildersleeve and Martha Seamans. L. 

Jan. 4. George Lawrence, of Flushing, and Sarah Summers. — 

" " Thomas Losee and Phebe Langdon. — 

" " John Johnson and Sarah Thurston. — 

Mar. — . William Carpenter and Elizabeth Totten — 


April 4. Joseph Rayner and Elizabeth Lester. L. 

" " John Treadwell and Phebe Denton. — 

May 20. Henry Underdonck and Phebe Treadwell. L. 

May 28. Joseph Crispin and Sarah Wilson. ' B. 

June 24. Elijah Barton, of Brooklyn, and Sarah Smith. L. 

July 29. Nehemiah Sammis and Jerusha Place. B. 

1/ * The liters L. and B. indicate chat the Marriage was by Licence, or after due puUication of the Bantu. 

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142 Records of Sf, Georges Churchy Hempstead^ L. I. [July, 

Aug. 26. Nails Boiles and Hannah Perkins. B. 
Sep. 20. John Talman, of Flushing, and Phebe Cornell. L. 
Sep. 23. Timothy Smith, Jr., and Jane Mott. L. 
Sep. 30. At Oyster Bay, Silas Clerk and Borons, both of Oys- 
ter Bay. B. 

" " At Oyster Bay, Jacob Weeks and Phebe Losee, both of 

Oyster Bay. B. 

Oct. 7. Ephraim Golden and Elizabeth Roe, both of Oyster Ba)'. L. 

Oct. 14. John Allen and' Elizabeth Mainard. L. 

Nov. 18. Stephen Titus and Sarah Mott. L. 

Dec* 23. Richard Gildersleeve and Katherine Rhodes. B. 

Dec. 28. Joseph Bedell and Sarah Langdon. B. 

Jan. 20. Henry Pearsal and Hannah Smith. L. 

** " Samuel Treadwell and Hannah Sands. I'. 

Feb. 8. John Birdsale and Phebee Seamans. L. 

Feb. 13. John Cornel and Martha Hewlett. I-. 

Mar. 7. Richard Lawrence, of Flushing, and Elizabeth Mitchel. I^* 

Mar. 19. Silvanus Bedle and Sarah Cromwell. L- 


Mar. 26. Silas Baldwin and Mary Hinton. B. 

May 26. Richard Seamans and Sarah Searing. L- , 

June ID. John Hale and Bethia Reynor. !-• 

June 17. Henry Gildersleeve and Mary Hall. L- 

" " Seamans Alburtus and Hannah Carman. B. 
June 30. At Oyster Bay, John Hewlett and Sarah Townsend, both. 

of Oyster Bay. — 

July 21. John Carle and Freelove Mitchel. — 
Aug. II. At Huntington, Jehiel Saymore and Rachel Wright, both 

of Huntington. -" 
Aug. 12. At Oyster Bay, Robert Gauler and Mary King, both of 

Oyster Bay. — 

Aug. 15. Cornelius Cornel and Sarah Cornel — 

Aug. 25. Martin Skank and Pheebee Prince. "^ 

Sep. 9. John Sculthorp, of New York, and Millisent Hixs. "^ 
Oct. 5. Nehemiah Dean and Mehitable Hinton, both of Oyster 

Bay. ^ 
Oct. 13. At Oyster Bay, James Jackson, of New York, and Re- 

beckah Conklin, of Oyster Bay. ^' 

Oct. 31. Henry Stoiker and Susannah Mitchel. ^' 

Nov. II. Joseph Youngs and Susanah Prince. "^ 
Nov. 1 7. (By Rev. Mr. Davidson) Hambleton Braughton and Elonor 

Chatton. ^• 
" " At Huntington, Josiah Rogers and Elizabeth Davis, both 

of Huntington. J" 

Nov. 19. John Cornell and Elizabeth Halstead. Y 

Nov. 26. Gilbert Weeks and Phebe Hall. ^• 

Jan. 3. Samuel Gilford and Mary Sands. r" 

" " John Thurston and Millacent Smith, both of Jamaica. i" 

Jan. 23. Joseph Reyner and Phebe Smith. r* 

*♦ " William Fowler and Keziah Hall. ^* 

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Feb. 8. John Beedel and Althe Van Ostrandt. I- 

Mar. 6. Johannes Covert and Jane Cornelius, both of Oyster Bay. L. 
Mar. 23. John Clowes and Sarsi) Carle, of.New Jersey. L. 

% 1752- 

May 10. At Oyster Bay, Gedion Sands and Mary Sands, both of 

Cow Neck. 
June 22. James Johnson and Abigail Springer. 
June 30. Silvanus Smith and Sarah Searing. 
Aug. 21. Stephen Dean and Elizabeth Smith, of Jamaica. 
Aug. 30. John Peters and Elizabeth Smith. 
Sep. — John Gritman and Elizabeth Fowler. 
Oct. 9. Joseph Kissam and Mary Hewlett. 
Oct. 15. At Huntington, Joseph Townsend and Hannah Youngs, 

both of Oyster Bay. 
Oct 26. Cornelius Jackson and Hannah Johnson. 
Oct. 31. Thomas Spragg and Mary Carman. 
Nov. 1 7. Thomas Birdsale and Rosanna Peirce. 
Nov. 27. James Pearson and Sarah Pearce. 
Dec. 10. Stephen Cornell and Elizabeth Cornell. 

" " Elijah Smith and Mary Cornell. 

" " Joseph Hall. 
Dec. 12. William Shaw and Deborah Woodruff. 
Dec 23. Anthony Sarley, of New York, and Elizabeth Cornel. 
Dec 27. William Valentine and Mary Fowler. 






Jan. 28. William King and Levina Laton, both of Oyster Bay. 
Jan. 29. Benjamin Barker and Mary Rhodes. 

" " Daniel Cornel and Charity Volentine. 
Feb. 16. Joseph Halstead and Mary Inyard. 
Feb. 28. Henry Mott and Mary Southward. 
Mar. 5. Cornell Smith and Mercy Bedel. 
Mar. 12. Joseph Latham and Rachel Rayner. 
Mar. 18. Samuel Smith and Elizabeth Mott. 
April 22. Thomas Van Wick, of Oyster Bay, and Rachel Wood. 
May II. James Smith and Ame Searing. 
July 14. Peter Hegaman and Jemima Rhodes. 

** " Thomas Temple and Widdow Denton. 
July 27. John Bruer and Hannah Abrams. 
Sep. 2. Francis Parker and Mary Lackenter. 

" " James Rayner and Mary Searing. 
Sep. 9. Pelham Sands and Sarah Acerly. 
Sep. 16. James Jarvis and Mary Bill, both of New York. 
Nov. 9. Jonas Abrams and Ellenor Edwards. 
Nov. 23. Henry Smith and Rejoyce Combes. 

" " James Pine and Ann Bedell. 
Dec 2. Thomas Walters and Amy Frost. 
Dec. 6. Richard Hewlet and Mary Townsend. 
Dec. 7. Obadiah Cornell and Mary Cornel. 




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144 Records of St. Georges Church, Hempstead^ L, L . [July, 

Dec. lo. John Bedell and Martha Flower. B. 

Dec 29. Peter Stringhjm and Margaret Hulse. B. 


Jan. 13. George Hewlett and Elizabeth Williamg. L« 

Jan. 15. Samuel UnderhiU, of Philips Borough, and Phebe Dodge. L. 

Mar. I. Jacobus Lawrence and Ame Allen. L. 

" " Luke Noorstrandt and Elizabeth Woolly. L* 

Mar. 29. Samuel Denton and Mary Halstead. L» 

April 28, John Lester and Elizabeth Gildersleeve. B. 

May 9. William Thorn and Martha Cornell. L. 
May 26. At Oyster Bay, Thomas Jackson and Mary Jackson, 

both of Oyster Bay. L. 
June 9. Samuel Abrams and Ann Hegaman. L* 
July 28. Henry Downing and Jemima Searing. L- 
July 29. John Dunlap and Margaret Dunlap, both of New York. L. 
Aug. 19. Adam Brass, of Oyster Bay, and Mary Miliken. B. 
At Oyster Bay, Townsend Weeks and Theodocia Under- 
bill, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

Pettit, of Newtown and Elizabeth Combs. "^ 

Dec. 3. Silas Valentine and Elizabeth Jackson. B. 


Jan. 5. Stephen Powel and Elizabeth Pettitt. L. 

Jan. 21. William Amos and Catherine Shelley. B. 

Jan. 26. Richard Dooty, of Oyster Bay, and Phebe Williams. ^• 

Jan. 28. Richard Smith and Charity Peters. ^' 
Feb. 2. At Oyster Bay, William Snow and Martha Camer, both 

of Oyster Bay. B. 
Feb. 14. Richard Southward, Jr., and Deborah Frost, of Oyster 

Mar. 2. James Whaley and Ruth Wilson. 

Mar. 18. David Bedell and Elizabeth Wiggins. ^' 

" ** Samuel Mott and Rebecca Mott. ^ 

Mar. 26. Thomas Williams and Deborjih Seamans. ^' 

Mar. 28. Solomon Southward and Jane Combs. ^ 

Mar. 30. Richard Mott and Elizabeth Smith. |" 

April 20. Daniel Jackson and Jane Seamans, both of Oyster Bay. Y 

Aug. 8. John Marvin and Mary Smith. ^ 
Aug. 10. At Oyster Bay, Thomas Chesher and Mary Robbins, botJ* 

of Oyster Bay. "^ 
Nov. 23. At Oyster Bay, Thomas Colwell and Amey Weeks, both 

of Oyster Bay. "T 

Dec 4. John Treadwell and Pegge Cornell. ^ 

** " Silas Smith and Mary Seaman. * * 

Dec. 7. Thomas Townsend and Mary Lynes. , ' 

Dec. 21. Hosea Hawxhurst and Sarah Saults. 


Jan. 9. Obadiah Seamans and Deborah Smith, of Oyster Bay. / 

Jan. II. John Searing and Martha Smith. 


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Jan. 30. John Seamens and Elizabeth Carmen, of Oyster Bay. L. 

Feb. I. Silyanus Smith and Jane Havland. L. 

Feb. 13. John Jackson and Charity Treadwell. L. 

Feb. 17. Uriah BedeU and Sarah Hall. L. 

April, 15. Thomas Troxton and Sarah Axtill, both of Jamaica. L. 
April 25. At Jamaica, Samuel Moore and Abigail Field, both of 

Newtown. — 
May 9. At Oyster Bay, William Willett and AUena Willett, both 

of Flushing. L. 
June 17. At Oyster Bay, Nathaniel Coles aid Hanna Butler, both 

of Oyster Bay. L. 

June 27. Ezekiel Weeks and Susanna W. Dier. L. 

July 22. Peter Martin and Elizabeth Troy, both of New York. L. 
Aug. I. At Oyster Bay, James Seamans and Sarah Weeks, both of 

Oyster Bay. L. 

Sep. 19. John Abrams and Hannah Shaw. — 

Sep. 26. Obadiah Jackson and Amy Seamans. L. 

Oct. 4. John Lambertson and Elizabeth Cornel. B. 
Oct. 12. At New York, Rev. Samuel Seabury, of New Brunswick, 

N. J., and Mrs. Mary Hix, of New York. L. 

Nov. 7. Peter Caverley, of New York, and Ann Cornell. L. 

Nov. 14. John Cannon and Jemime Mott. L. 

Nov. 27. Moses Thomas and Deborah Williams. B. 

Dec. 23. Peleg Seamans and Ursela Akerley. — 


Bayard — Cornell. — Can any one of your readers furnish me names, and authority for 
the same, with the dates of birth, death, and marriage, of the parents of William Bayard, 
and of the parents of his wife? Wm. Bayard was bom 1761, died 1826, married 1783. 
His wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Cornell and Susan Mampson or Mabson. I 
should like to have her pedigree. E. c. jay. 

WOLSTAN Brockway. — This New England forefather was the ancestor of all of the 
Brockway name in America, so far as now known. He is first heard of at Saybrook, 
Connecticut, in 1659, when he purchased in Lyme, on the east side of the river, and re- 
moved to the ^' Blaoc Hall " precinct in that town. He subsequently bought a large tract, 
in its northern extremity, on the bank of the Connecticut, called for nearly two centuries 
*' Joshua Town,*' aftef a famous Indian Sachem named Joshua, who originally lived there. 
Wolstan Brockway died in the early part of the last century, and was buried in a rough 
side-hill graveyard at " Brockway*s Ferry," in the Joshua Town quarter, where many of 
his early descendants also repose, but which, long since deserted, is now nearly hidden by 
trees and shrubs. He is said traditionally to have come from *^ Silver Street, London," 
and. from his computed age, must then have been quite a youth. Has any antiquarian 
reader noticed his name, or any of his name, at an earlier date than that given above on 
any ship-list or other record of ancient New England emigrants ? w. hall. 

EH%abeth, N. J. 

Cogswell Family. — The Rev. E. O. Jameson, of East Medway, Conn., author of a 
memorial of the Rev. William Cogswell, D.D., editor of the first volume of the '*New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register," has now in preparation an octavo volume 
to be entitled •« The Cogswells of America." The work will be published during the 
ensuing winter, and will contain portraits of many descendants of John CogsweU, the 
foonder of the family, who settled at Ipswich, Mass., in the summer of 1635. J. G. w. 

James Evetts, of New York. — An inquiry was made m The Record. Vol 10, 
p. 97, respecting this ancient citizen, one of the founders and first vestrymen of Trinity 
Church. Nothmg was then known of his antecedents beyond the last decade of the seven- 
teenth century, or where he came from in the old country. Since then, among the old pa- 

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pers of one of his New Jersey descendant^ we have found a quit- claim, signed by his two 
sons, James and Nathaniel, living in Dublin, Ireland, which states that their father died 
in 1712-13, intestate, and that he was originally from the parish of St. Botoiph, Bishops- 
gate, London. The daughters of James Evetts, so far as known, were (i) Anne, whose 
first husband was Richard Hall, and the second Robert Desmond, both of New York, and 
the latter once High Sheriff of the city ; (2) Abigail, ¥rho married Charles Townley, and 
(3) Sarah, who married his brother, Col. Efhngham Tuwnley, both of Elizabethtown, N.J. 
When did Evetts first come to New York, and what is the earliest mention of him in the 
city or provincial records ? w. hall. 

Kip Correction. — In my Kip genealogy, Vol. XH., p. 30, of the Genealogical 
AND Biographical Record, I have misplaced a date and made Jacob Kip married in 
1657. It was Roeloff, son of Thomas Swartwout who was married at Fort Orange, 
August 13, 1657, to Eva Albertsen (0»Callaghan*s *« New Netherlands," Vol. II., p. 
437). The " History of Ulster County," lately published, states that Roeloff Swartwout 
was bom in Amsterdam in i6v^ came to New Netherlands in 1655, and that hb children 
were Thomas, Bemardus, Anthony, Hendrica, Cornelia, Rachel, and Eva. G. h. van w. 

f RiKER*s History of H>CkLBM, N. Y. — We are pleased to announce the publication 
of Mr. Riker^s History of Harlem, N. Y. A notice of the work will appear in our 
October number. Copies may be obtained at $5.00 each, by addressing the author at 
No. 122 Sussex Street, Jersey City, N. J. 

Tilley. — Can any of your readers give me information relative to James Tilley, of 
New Jersey (1750-1825), or of any of his descendants? James Tilley was son of Wil- 
liam and Dorcas (Earl) Tilley, of Portsmouth, R. I., and is supposed to have settled in 
New Jersey. Any information relative to the Tilleys of New York and New Jersey will 
be thankfully received by R. H. tilley. 

Newport^ R. I. 


BuiTRE. — Lillian C, eldest daughter of Mr. J. C. Buttre, the well-known en- 
graver and publisher of portraits, died at her home in Ridgewood, Bergen County, 
N. J., March 36, 1 88 1. She was bom in the city of New York, November 24, 1858. 
Just developed into full womanhood, her whole character, rounded and perfect, was a 
rare model of excellence. Left, by the death of her mother, at the head of the bereaved 
household when she was only nineteen years of age, she assumed the delicate and arduous 
duties with alacrity, and performed them with dignity, ability, good judgment, and great 
tenderness, exercising a motherly care over her younger sisters, to whom, through the 
medium of mutual affection, her suggestions and advice became as law. She was an 
•• angel in the house " — sunlight in the home, imparting beauty to every object. Always 
forgetful of herself, even in the recreations and pleasures of her childhood, she habitually 
thought only of the comfort and happiness of others, especially of those who were near 
and dear to her. Her kindness of heart, her gentleness of spirit, and her unbounded 
chanty toward the weakness of others, endeared her to all who knew her. When she 
assumed the position of head of the household, she had just engaged in a self-imposed 
and arduous literary task, which she lived to complete. It was the preparation of a 
series of biographies of eminent men, two hundred and forty in number, for the 
** American Portrait Gallery,*' publbhed by her father. This work exhibits a marvel of 
ability, industry, and good judgment. The style of her narrative is chaste and siibple. 
The book is a beautiful and enduring monument to her memory. B. j. l. 

Fowler.— Rev. Professor William Chauncey Fowler, LL.D., died at his 
residence in Durham, Conn., on Saturday, Jan. 15, i88i, in his 88th year. He was 
bom in that part of Killingworih which now forms the town of Clinton, Conn., Sep- 
tember I, 1793. He was descended of a markworthy Puritan ancestry. Hb father, 
Reuben Rose Fowler, was the fifth in descent from Mr. William Fowler, of Milford^ 
Conn., who was one of the first three magistrates of the New Haven Colony (1643-53), 
and who came of the ancient family of Fowler, of Buckinghamshire, which traces its de- 
scent back to the twelfth century. 

Through his mother, Catharine Chauncey, he was descended from Rev. Charles 
Chauncey, the second President of Harvard College (from 1654 till his death in 1671), 
who traced his lineage to Chauncey de Chauncey (Canci de Canci), one of the Norman 
barons of William the Conqueror, whose descendants by intermairiage with great ba- 

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ronial houses became allied to the De Warrens, Earls of Surrey, the De Veres, Earls of 
Oxford, the Pembrokes, the Earls of Clare, the Bigods, Earls of Norfolk, the Beau- 
monts, the Albinis, De Rooses, Giffards, £larls of Buckingham, and many other 
fJEunotts families of the middle ages« through whom the Chaunceys trace in several lines 
to Charlemagne, and to the royal families of England, France, Denmark, Norway, 
Germany, Russia, and to the emperors of Constantinople. 

Of old and well-known New England families, Professor Fowler's pedigree shows 
the names of Haynes, Wyllis, Willis, Dudley, Worthington, Chittenden, Porter, Gal- 
lup, Lake, etc., and includes a rather unusual number of colonial governors, magistrates, 
captains, and divines. 

He was gpraduated with honor at Yale College in 1816, was rector of the Hopkins 
Grammar Sdiool one year ; tutor in Yale College five years (1819-24) ; pastor of the 
Second Congregational Church in Greenfield, Mass., two years (1826-28); Professor of 
Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Natural History in Middlebury College (1828-38) ; Profes- 
sor of Rhetoric, Oratory, and Belles Lettres in Amherst College (1838-43) ; member of 
the Massachusetts Legislature, 1851 ; candidate for Congress in the Tenth Massachu- 
setts District, 1856, as the nominee of the Whig and Democratic parties ; was a mem- 
ber of the Connecticut Senate, 1864. 

He was the author of the " Englbh Language in its Elements and Forms ** (Harper & 
Bros , 1850), a learned and elaborate work, which has had an extensive sale and has re- 
ceived high commendations in this country and abroad ; several abri