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Address, Anniversary, of 18S2, before the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Society 
by Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, 101. 

Address, Memorial, of Gov. Wm. Beach Lawrence, by Genl. James Grant Wilson, 5--. 

American Branch of the Pruyn Family, by John V. L. Pruyn, Jr., n 71, r<;6. 

Anniversary Address before the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Society April IK 
1882, by Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, 101. F 5 ' 

Arnold, Hon. Isaac N. Reminiscences of Lincoln and of Congress during the Rebel- 
lion, 101. 

Baird, Charles W. Birth and Marriage Records of Bedford, N. Y., 92. 
Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church in New York City, 29, 63, 131, 165. 
Bartow, Rev. Evelyn. English Ancestry of the Beers Family, 85. 

" " " Genealogy of the Prevost Family, 27. 

Beers Family, English Ancestry of, by Rev. Evelyn Bartow, 85. 
Biography of Col. Joseph Lemuel Chester. D.C.L., LL. D. , by John J. Latting, Esq., 149. 

" of Gov. Wm. Beach Lawrence, by Genl. James Grant Wilson, 53.' 
Births and Marriages, Bedford, N. Y., by Charles W. Baird, 92. 

Chester, Joseph L., Biographical Sketch of, by John J. Latting, Esq., 149. 
Clinton Family of New York, by Charles B. Moore, Esq., 5, 139, 173. 

Edsall Family, by Thomas Henry Edsall, Esq., 194. 

Edsall, Thomas H., Esq., on Fish and Fishermen in New York, 181. 

" " " Sketch of Edsall Family, 194. 

" _ " " Sketch of Woodhull Family, 189. 

English Ancestry of the Beers Family, by Rev. Evelyn Bartow, 85. 

Genealogy of the Beers Family, by Rev. Evelyn Bartow, 85. 

" Clinton Family, by Charles B. Moore, 5, 139, 173. 

" Edsall Family, by Thomas H. Edsall, 194. 

" Kierstede Family, by G. H. Van Waganen, 24. 

" Prevost Family, by Rev. Evelyn Bartow, 27. 

" Stevenson Family, by John R. Stevenson, 117. 

" Turner Family, by John V. L. Pruyn, Jr., 124. 
Genealogical Sketch of Richard Woodhull, by Thomas H. Edsall, Esq., 189. 

Hicks, Benjamin D. Marriage Recerds of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I., 93, 

Kierstede Family of Ulster Co., X. Y., by G. H. Van Waganen, 24. 

Lawrence, Wm. Beach, Biography of, by Genl. James G. Wilson, 53. 

Latting, John J. Biographical Sketch of Joseph Lemuel Chester, D.C.L., LL.D., 149. 

Marriages in First and Second Presbyterian Churches in New York City, 43, 87. 
" in Reformed Dutch Church in New York City, 16, 77. 
" in St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I., 93, 140. 
" and Births in Bedford, N. Y., 92. 

lv Index to Subjects. 

Notes on Books. — The History of Southold T T .f. 

3d page of cover of Janua^ No "' Documental 7 „°^ Re 7" Epher Whitaker, 
by E. D. Smith, 9 8 ; The Evelvns 'in A™ J ^' St ° ry of R h>nebeck, N Y 

the Hubbell Fami? y , ' by WaSlbellf H^hSd X *"& *l "^ ° f 
Case, 146 ; Memorial of Henry Wolcott and' hk n T ,° Wn Recoids , by J. W . 
cott I47 . Notes on the Ancestry of Major Wm Sv T ' ^ Sam ^ Wol- 
N. Y by Elias W. Van Voorhis 7 14S Te^'of^h £" ^T^' ° f Fishki ", 
County, L. I., by Teunis G. EerenuS ,? ? ^ Settlefs of R ing 

lections, i 4 8, 202; Memorial BiograpMeso^F iT* G ^ eaIo gical Club Col- 
201 = Genealogy of the Whittier FmS, £ ,8?J 1C G ™ e ^gical So ^ty, 
the Zabnskie Homestead, etc bv P r £ I 1 £ 2 . 2 ° 2 ; Historical Sketch of 
Notes and Queries.-Alexander Familv I ; '• R "• S ,? h ??? k » M " *>•. 2 ° 2 - 

96; Carman Family £„„?" V ? c£lS ^V R ^ 4^ ; Berrian's Neck 
morial 48; Chesterfcondy, 200* E 'arH ^ t P Whi P % F ^ lng MiU ' 2 °° ' Ca *<* ' 
Garfieldiana, 4 8 ; Vischer" Genealogical N^e o^M v Manhattan Wand, 9 6 ; 
salle, 9 6; Mathews, i« • Memtt 2 n t N W Y ° rk Families, 49 ; La- 
Family, 97) I43 , I44; « J ' lo- g ld , Ir ° nsldes . 97; Oldest New York 
201; Van Dam Family Record 2o, 4 v; i - P p enSO , n ' ' 44; Van Bru g» Family 
Palgrave, Norton, ^F^^Z^J^* 49; Willett, 9 § 7; Young] 

Obituary. -Duer, 100; Gardiner, 5 o : Hale «• H„ 

SI- ' 5 °' Wa,e ' 5o, How, 100; Phcenix, 5,. Underbill 

Schenck, p L Historical Sketch of the Zabmki. H , , 

* Geo^-c h f s;^^\ h r s^ st '• - ' wi,h Biosraphical Ac - 
*— . Thomas , > and h ,rs„ L A M b "£riohA as. ,„ 

Wfson, Gen,. James Gran , Ad<]ress Qn Gov ^ Be ^ h ^ — 
«-«. H„ m e st ea tl , with Biographical ^ fcy p ^ ^ ^ ^ 






Devoted to the Interests of Am eric an 
Genealogy and Biography. 


VOLUME XIII., 1882. 


Mott Memorial Hall, No. 64 Madison Avenue, 

New York City. 






Mott Memorial Hall, 64 Madison Avenue. 


Vol. XIII. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 18S2. No . u 



By Charles B. Moore. 

(Continued from Vol. XII. of the Record, p. i 9 3.) 

Elizabeth Denmston, of Scotch ancestry, but born at that place 1 "ire and 

fnteSU 7 n^o^ S w a, H y **?? ^^ WS jU " i0r ' " a " -co'^lisied and 
intelligent woman. We have little account of her, but apparently she be 

came acquainted with military operations. She must hayegro wn m a nont 

doubted St. Ruth was t^^^^^Jg)^ ^ 

capitulated that year at. Limerick. We have on/ dim accounts aCt 
Charles Clinton while in Ireland. It is probable he 7 learned the art of su 
veymg m a rough country, and knew how to select good land It was a 
period of great struggles for land titles, for wealth, and for Political nower 
in England and in Ireland. Under Queen Anne there were' Sea^wlrs 
abroad a union with Scotland, and some peace at home but no Sin to 
Ireland When Queen Anne died, in 1 714, nearly all the officers^ her 
administration were turned out, and many of then/roughly impHsoned A 
new swarm had to be satiated. The new king could no! wSTeSu* 
nor did he live long enough to establish any settled yLTmlf^ 
officers unable to bend the Irish parliament fast enough for their wishes 
pursued a plan which destroyed its independence. They! however aPoed 

XJerrethHylrH 11 ^' 1 "^ ^^ ^ "dS^bSft 

H -S^^i^^i^^- 1 ^^ congregation at Corbay. 

D6Came a Kuhn S Elder, and discharged the office acceptably. His 

6 Introductory Sketch of the Clinton Family. [Jan., 

Minister," "Joseph Bond,'; "^WlSSP* C^WateS i 
recommendation when heaving He ^ ^^ Southampton and 

^wTersToS »' tineas BondTof Pennsylvania. 

Of the early attempts to -ainrt^^ s£ch fTund^on/" 
scattered accounts. The **&£g^Z£, noted men represent a Large num- 
upon a desire to harmonize ^nh the bco ch A d ancestor of the American 

ber not noted. The Rev John Li n g*° n ' d ° d was afte rward a missmnary there. 
L vingstons, once ^^V^^Za^T^^, but was driven back. His 
He set sail on one occasion from ^Ireland bouna Colden was a Scotchman in 

journal relates some of the madentsT^eKe ^^ severa , times acting 

Ireland in 16S7, and his noted son, the ^American^ u ^ before c es 

Colonial Governor of New l^J^S^S^S^t the same time a C.adwallader 
Clinton. Castle Blaney, ab ^^Xne Y Several of the Blaneys came to America 
Elanev afterward the seventh Bai on Blaney ** C oote (Earl of Bellamont), and 

Ela A?least three of our ™^*^3^J£F*L married here, and his 
Cosby came from Ireland ; so did Capt. Sir re ^^ tQQ mimerous 

£& Sir W^^K^^overnS Burne^he noted writer and Bishop of 

SaK^ first in England, 

John Lewis, called a Huguenot, but P«naps a , his ^ came tQ 

afterward in Ireland, and pro^bly ™»r« da! Sco^c wfe ireland) ^ %yas 

America about 1729. The senior WiUia^n £j^«^ from Ireland , but was a native 
ently Scotch. James Logan, the ^arneci pio' ^e extraction, but came from 

Scotchman. The emigrant ancesto r . JJ^g^J and his brother Hugh, with others, 
the North of Ireland. The Rev. Samuel uei Sl ° h t L . L at an earlier date, 
came from the northern part of Ire and to our JSomhan pton ^ ^ 

C about I7X5-I7. T^^A^ ^fjg'&X 

erick, in Ireland. Sir William /\ie*«. , r j married Sir Hugti 

Native of ^«f^^J^^^^^^^^ there, became an Irish 
Montgomery, from Scotland v ,ho settled in 1 , ^ ^j R^ard 

viscount, and his g*£g£ ^d 1am Som'lreland to New York, and married Janet 
Montgomery was ot this lamuy, <*»" w» 

Livingston. derived from Scotland through Ireland. A modern 

Long Island shows many marks dei rveairom .« After the Revolution 

historian, who writes with caution, citing J ™ th ° r ties, ^ Scotland) hearing 

(of i688l 9 o>, there was much -noccuPjed land n I « and.^N ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 
from their relatives, previously in Ireland I ot tne le y northern province" (of 

the farms, were induced, in ^^f^J^^e^Sorge I.), «' discouraged by the 
Ulster). " The settlers » (afte. ward un «« Anne . J^ ° t S heir holdings> and of crossing 

Son and Ws companions to Orange County. 

Ey report, beta, he S -^S^ frMEft 
ninety-nine years to — Forbes, tte * ^ ^ n b e 

SS^SVSSa* «a on September ao.h, Capt. Arthur Porbes, of 

^t^CUntrS^Stty of Longford on May* .Tgjg*. 

una v. . ille „. as i, or d Lieutenant of Ireland]. He »as at 

SXon Aef^hTay, and entered on board the George and Ann, a 

1 882.] Introductory Sketch of the Clinton Family. y 

small vessel, which, on 20th of May, sailed from Dublin, bound for Phila- 
delphia. By a receipt preserved, he paid the passage of ninety-four per- 
sons. He was apparently the chief of a party of that number. Gerald 
Cruise had servants on board, and was, perhaps, the chief of another party. 
It was a most unfortunate voyage. On leaving Ireland they met a vessel 
called the Mary, only five weeks from Philadelphia. They did not see 
land on the American side until October 4th, nearly five months. Their 
supplies were short ; they suffered by crowding, by famine, and terribly by 
disease. A large number died [about twenty-seven adults, besides chil- 
dren], including a son and daughter of Mr. Clinton. His children, taken 
sick on June 2d and 15th, were supposed to have the measles. The son, 
named James, died on August 2d, the daughter on August 28th. Pos- 
sibly the measles, combined with ship fever, under such circumstances, 
might be very fatal. But when many deaths occurred a worse conta- 
gion was apprehended. There was no physician. By Mr. Campbell's 
report, they had to hire the master to land them as soon as possible ; 
by Mr. Eager's, they were ready to seize him, and give the command 
to the mate (Eag., p. 617). They landed in distress on Cape Cod. The 
master refused to take them or to send them to Philadelphia. His ves- 
sel was doubtless unfit. He had got his pay, and was independent. 
Mr. Clinton and his family remained some time in Massachusetts. The 
surviving passengers had to recover and recruit before they could travel 
far. They encountered difficulties on land, from the great apprehension 
of the small-pox which filled the inhabitants. That disease spread after 
their arrival, and was supposed to come from Ireland. It was kept within 
the bounds of a few families around Boston until the beginning of March, 
1730, when, watches being removed, it broke out afresh, and continued 
during the warm season and until October. About four thousand had the 
disease, and about five hundred died (one-eighth). (See Drake's Hist, of 
Boston.) The disease also raged in New York City. It was a sad accom- 
paniment for the voyagers. 

Governor Belcher arrived just before Mr. Clinton, and in August, 1729, 
was Acting Governor of Massachusetts. He was afterward Governor of New 

Mr. Clinton was in the province of New York in 1730 or 1731, while 
Col. John Montgomerie was Governor. James Alexander was a member 
of his council, and Dr. Cadwallader Colden was Surveyor-General ; all 
friendly to Scotchmen. 

After investigation he settled at a place designated (for town purposes 
until 1763) as "the precinct of the highlands." It is embraced in mod- 
ern Orange County, but until after the Revolutionary War it was in Ulster 
County. His neighborhood was called Little Britain. James Kennedy, a 
New York merchant, perhaps related to his grandmother Kennedy, James 
Alexander, a New York lawyer and member of the Governor's council, and 
his copartner, William Smith, had before secured grants of land in the pre- 
cinct of the highlands. It was border-land toward the Indians, west of the 
Hudson, not yet settled by white men. It was without habitations, except 
Indian huts, and without roads, except Indian trails. So late as about 
1845, more than one hundred years after this settlement, a living occupant 
could describe the appearance of one hundred wigwams on the side hills 
within sight of her father's house (Eager, p. 619). 

Colden's predecessor as Surveyor-General (1 691-17 19), Augustine Grar 

8 Introductory Sketch of the Clinton Family. [Jan., 

ham, was a son of James Graham the lawyer and Attorney-General, of Scotch 
origin (supposed of the Montrose family). He secured land on the Hud- 
son (4 N. Y. Doc. Hist., 847), and the office was found important. 

Golden, appointed in 1720, retained the office jealously, in person or 
in his family, for fifty years. Its most laborious duties could be performed 
by deputies. 

Charles Clinton had probably practised as a surveyor, and was very 
soon employed as deputy by the Surveyor-General, Colden [see Calendar 
of Land Grants]. 

On October 15, 1731, he, as Deputy Surveyor, reported the survey of 
six tracts in the highlands, laid out for Gabriel and William Ludlow, who 
were claimed to be sons or near relatives of the republican general, Ed- 
mund Ludlow, the active chief in Ireland in 1651-53. The first Gabriel, 
of New York merchant, came to New York in 1694, and was Clerk of the 
Assembly in 1699. Gabriel (perhaps his son) was Clerk of Orange County 
i n 1 735j and Member of the Colonial Assembly from that county 1739 to 


On December 1, 1731, Mr. Clinton, as Deputy, reported the survey of 
four thousand acres on the west side of the Hudson, bordering on the 
Caterskill, for Vincent Matthews and others. Mr. Matthews was taxed at 
Newburgh in 1718, Clerk of Orange County in 1726 and 1736, Member of 
Assembly from that county from 1729 to 1739, Judge from 1733 to 1737, 
and Colonel in 1738. These surveys, of note, were apparently Mr. Clin- 
ton's introduction. Others were reported afterward. 

Governor Montgomery died on July 1, 1731. Governor Wm. Cosby, 
of Ireland, appointed his successor, arrived August 1, 1732, and acted as 
Governor until March 7, 1736. 

In 1734 proposals were issued by the New York government, inviting 
settlers Europe and promising them grants of land. These reached, 
and particularly affected Protestant Irishmen and Scotchmen. Some lists 
have been preserved of arrivals (see N. Y. Hist. Mag., vol. v., p. 302). 

In that year the Governor received an Indian deed for land on the Mo- 
hawk, the site of modern Utica. The object of the Indians was protec- 
tion against the Erench by Fort Stanwix. 

In November, 1736, Mr. Clinton united with the Governor's son in 
petitioning for a land grant extending on both sides of the Mohawk, 
around Eort Stanwix (see Calendar of Land Grants). It probably was 
not surveyed. Land, described in grants reserving rent, was afterward 
sold for arrears of rent. 

In 173S Charles Clinton was clerk of an organized militia company in 
the precinct of the highlands, held ready for defence, of which Thos. Elli- 
son was captain (Doc. Hist., vol. 4, p. 237). Some who came over with 
him belonged to it. 

Kingston (Esopus) and the streams of Ulster County were early set- 
tled under the Dutch. A large grant of the English Governor to Captain 
Evans, embracing the Shawangunk mountains, was at length vacated. 

As early as 1739 an active occupation and improvement of the high- 
lands commenced and proceeded. The eastern portion of New Windsor, 
on the Hudson, was first settled by Englishmen. The village of New 
Windsor was the oldest village in the county (Eager, p. 46). The village 
f Little Britain was about eight miles northeast from modern Goshen, 
•nd twelve miles southwest from Newburgh; but the settlement was 

18S2.J Introductory Sketch of the Clinton Family. n 

formed on the line between New Windsor and Neelytown. It was nearly 
opposite to, or west from New Windsor, and was in the modern town of 
Hamptonburgh. A district about four miles square, partly in New Wind- 
sor, was settled by Colonel Clinton and his associates, emigrants from 
Ireland. The place is described as "a most luxurious grass country." 
Ireland itself was noted for its fine pasture land — the safest reliance for 
a new and wild region. A road was first run through it from New Wind- 
sor to Neelytown (Eag., pp. 54, 56). Then his house was strongly built. It 
was treated as a frontier post, and was fortified as a security for himself 
and neighbors, especially against Indians (Eager, p. 629). It was often 
called "the fort" (ib., 631). We can say little in detail about the neigh- 
bors. A large proportion were Irish and Scotch, and the greater number 
Protestants and Presbyterians. Some can be identified as coming over in 
the same vessel. One (says Mr. Eager) was Alexander Denniston, who 
left four sons, George, James, Alexander, and William, and many descend- 
ants. Several of them were noted men. John Neely, the founder of 
Neelytown, came from Ireland about the same time. William Eager, an- 
cestor of the historian, came from Monaghan County, married a Scotch 
wife in Ireland, and after his voyage lived thirteen years in Westchester 
County. His son, aged eighty-five in 1813, was born on the ocean while 
his parents were on the passage. William Armstrong, born about 1723, 
and six years old on the voyage, losing his relatives, was of a Scotch fam- 
ily, but came from Ireland, and was reported a relative of the Clintons, 
by his father's marriage. 

Coldenham, selected by Governor Colden, was five or six miles from 
Little Britain, about eight miles west from Newburgh, on the road toward 
Montgomery. It was not very actively settled. 

The Admiral, Sir George Clinton, of the Earl of Lincoln's family, being 
the youngest son of Erancis, the 6th Earl, b. in 1687, was appointed Co- 
lonial Governor of New York ; arrived on22dSept., 1743; retired in 1753. 
He lived until 10th July, 1761, being then Governor of Newfoundland. 

Our Charles Clinton was three years younger than the Admiral, came 
to America 14 years before him, and lived about 12 years after him. By 
report the Admiral fully recognized the ties of kindred (Eager, p. 629). An 
acquaintance was formed which ripened into an intimacy (Delaplaine's Re- 
pository, vol. 1., p. 190). Mr. Clinton became a Justice of the Peace for 
his precinct and a militia officer. He was presently Lieut.-Col. and after- 
ward Colonel. A lucrative office was declined. 

In 1758, during the French war, he commanded a regiment in person, 
called into active service for the reduction of Fort Frontenac. He was 
near 70 years of age, and his son James, then a?t. 22, was the more active 
officer. James Fanning was a captain from Long Island. David Jones 
was a Lieut, from Queens Co., son of the Speaker and Judge, and was 

In 1764 Colonel Clinton was appointed a Commissioner, with others, to 
settle the confused and disputed boundary lines in the province of New 
Jersey, a confusion arising from old Dutch grants, from roughness of the land, 
and from many poor surveys, or rough locations without surveys. His son 
George, about 25 years of age, was the active surveyor. Mr. Winfield, by 
printing the report and map, with full notes, and publishing them so hand- 
somely, has preserved a muniment of title and a monument for others, 
as well as for himself. 


Introductory Sketch of the Clinton Family. [Jan., 

In 1769 Mr. Clinton was a County Judge of Ulster County, doubtless 
his last public office, for he was 79 years of age. 

I. Charles Clinton, son of James, the first American of his race, born 
in Ireland in 1690, perhaps toughened by exposure and labor, lived until 
83 years of age, and died in 1773. 

He had married in Ireland Elizabeth Denniston, b. about 1705, who 
survived him, and died on 25th December, 1779, in the midst of the Revo- 
lutionary War, and in the 75th year of her age. 

They had a daughter Catharine, b. in Ireland, and a son James and 
dau. Mary, who died on the passage. Their daughter Catharine survived 
and was buried in Orange County. She mar. Col. James McClaughry, of 
the Rev. Army, but d. s. p. Mr. Clinton had four active sons : 

1. Alexander, a Physician, or Surgeon, and Apothecary, in the College 

of New Jersey in 1750, who married Mary Kane (or Keen) in 
1757, and died 11 May, 1758, leaving a will in 1757, proved in 


2. Charles, a surgeon, who, as Apothecary's Mate, accompanied the 

army which took Havana in 1762. He practised medicine and sur- 
gery in Ulster Co., and parts adjacent, until his death in 1781, 
aet. 56. 

3. James, the Colonel and General, b. ^th August, 1736, who married 

Mary, dau. of Egbert DeWitt, in 1765, and died 22 Dec, 1812. 
He was the father of Governor DeWitt Clinton. 

4. George, b. 26 July, 1739; member of Assembly in 1768 ; mar. Cor- 

nelia Tappen on 7 Feby., 1770, and, succeeding his father as Sur- 
veyor, became the first Governor of our State, and afterward V. 
Pies, of the United States, and d. 20 April, 18 12. 

Although we have many memorials of Charles Clinton, there is little 
preserved of a sentimental character. The lines reported by his grandson 
DeWitt, as spoken over the grave of a departed sister, seem more probably 
reduced to form by the son Alexander, after he left college, than by the 
senior himself. The grandson DeWitt was too young to remember, it 
present. But the sentiment and its dress, as well as the facts, are worth 
preserving, even if the words were originally plain prose. They were : 

" Oh, canst thou know, thou dear departed shade, 
The mighty sorrows that my soul invade, 
While o'er thy mouldering frame I mourning stand, 
And view thy grave, far from thy native land ! 
With thee my tender years were early trained, 
Oft have thy friendly arms my weight sustained, 
And when with childish fears or pains oppressed, 
Thou, with soft music, lull'd my soul to rest." 

By his will, made in 1 771, shortly before his death, he wished to be 
buried in the graveyard on his farm, beside his daughter Catharine, and 
directed his executors to "procure a suitable stone to lay over my grave, 
whereon I would have the time of my death, my age, and coat of arms 
cut. I hope they will indulge me in this last piece of vanity." 

The arms were the same as the Earls of Lincoln, and were tempo- 
rarily used by Gov. George Clinton, on official documents, as the first arms 
of the State of New York. 

1 882.] The Pruyn Family — American Branch. II 


By John V. L. Pruyn, Jr. 

(i) Jacques, Jacus, or Jacob Pruyne (Pryne) was enrolled among the 
"Small Burghers" of New Amsterdam, April 18, 1657. He purchased a 
house and lot "outside of the Land Gate of this city" on February 19, 
1659, from one Sybout Classen {Liber A. of Conveyances, p. 147, in the 
office of the Register of Deeds in N. Y. City). Although not absolutely 
certain, it is more than probable that he was a brother of Francis who fol- 

(2) Francis Pruyn, or Pruen (so written by himself), called Frans 
Jansen, the son of John Pruyn, was in Albany with his wife Aeltje, or 
Alida, as early as 1665. In 1668, as the representative of Ackes, Aques, 
or Jacques Cornelise Van Slyck, he conveyed a certain piece of property 
in the colony of Rensselaerswyck to one Jan Labatie ; and later in the 
same year he bought for himself, from Gerrit Slichtenhorst, the lot on the 
northwest corner of Maiden Lane and James Street. In 1703 it was sold 
to Johannes Mingael (MunselPs Collections, vol. iv., pp. 211, 438, 439). 
He bought from Johannes Clute and his wife Bata, and on February 19, 
i6S-^, gave satisfaction for, in "y e Somme of Two and Twenty Beavers," 
. . . " a Certain Lott of ground, whereon y e said frans Jansz Pruyn 
hath built a new house, Scituate lyeing and Being here in Albany in y e 
Brewers street, between y e house and Lott of Jacob Lokermans and y e 
Lott of geurt hendricks, haveing to y e East, y e high Street and to y e west 
y e Baek Street, wh. goes from frans Jansz Pruyn to y e Townes Stocka- 
does ; Containeing in Bredth towards the street Thirty foott, & a half 
Rynlans measure, and behinde Two and Twenty foot nine jnches, is in 
lenth on y e South Side Six Rod Seven foot & a half & on y e north Side y e 
same lenth," etc. {Deeds 3, p. 331, Albany Co. Clerk's Office'). This lot 
ran through from Broadway to James Street, and was the third or fourth 
south from Steuben Street. It was occupied afterward by his son John 
(Munsell s Collections, vol. iv., p. 201). He was fined fifteen shillings by 
the "Justices of y e Citty and County of albany on the 11 th Day of Septr 
1705" . . . "for not haveing paved before his dwelling house accord- 
ing to a Proclamacon of this Citty." In 1706 he took a mortgage on the 
farm of Conrad Bogart at Kinderhook, which mortgage his executors and 
administrators, John Pruyn and Jacob Lansing, declared satisfied February 
6, 1 7 if. Being a Papist, he refused, in January, 1699, to take the oath 
of allegiance to King William, but expressed himself as willing to swear 
fidelity. His son John, however, subscribed to the oath. His wife Aeltje 

* The names of sponsors are placed in brackets, the surnames being in italics. 

12 The Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Jan., 

or Alicia joined the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in 1683. She 
died September 20, 1704. He died May 6, 1712, and left issue— 

3. Anna, m. Warner van Yveren. 

4. John, m. Emilia Sanders. 

5. Hendrick, m. Anna Hofmans. 

6. Maria, m. Elbert Gerritse. 

7. Christine, m. John Gerritsen. 

8. Madeleine, b. Jan. 8, 1676, of whom we have no further trace. 

9. Samuel, m. Maria Bogart. 

10. Helena, m. Jacob Lansing. 

11. Francis, m. "Margarita." 

12. Bernardine (Barentje), m. John Evertsen. 

13. Arnold (Arent), m. Catryna Gansevoort. 


Warner van Yveren, b. Dec. 8, 1663, son of Casparus van Yveren, 
m. June 8, 1696, (3) Anna, dau. of (2) Francis and Alida Pruyn. She 
was born May 11, 1665, and died Nov. 17, 1722 (bur. under the Dutch 
Church Nov. 20th). In 1720 he was a freeholder in the Second Ward of 
the City of Albany. His lot on the easterly side of North Pearl Street, 
between Maiden Lane and Steuben Street, is still in possession of the 
Pruyn family. He had issue : 

Casparus, b. July 26, 1697; bp. at the Dutch Church (sponsors, 
John Pruyn, maternal uncle ; Helena Pruyn, maternal aunt). 

14. Alida, m. (18) Francis S. Pruyn. 


(4) John Pruyn, son of (2) Francis and Alida Pruyn ; b. March 1, 
1667; rec. into the Dutch church in 1683; bur. Aug. 23, 1749; married, 
Sept. 3, 1705, Emilia Sanders, b. about May 16, 1680; dau. of Robert 
Sanders and Elsie Barentse. In 1720, and in 1742, he appears in the list 
of freeholders in the Third Ward of the City of Albany. His house stood 
on the east side of James Street, three or four doors south of Steuben 
Street (MunselFs Collections, vol. iv., p. 201). He was Assistant Alder- 
man in i7io-n,and from 1718 to 1726, Alderman. In 1728 he was Jus- 
tice of the Peace for Albany County. He had issue : 

15. Alida, m. Hendrick Logan. 

16. John, bp. June 12, 1709 (Frederick Visscher ; Sarah Greven- 

raad). In 1734-35 he was Constable for the Third Ward of 

1 7. Elsie, or Alice, m. Abraham Kip. 


(5) Hendrick Pruyn, son of (2) Francis and Alida Pruyn, b. June 
13, 1670; rec. into the Dutch Church at Albany March 21, 1695 ; married 
Jan. 4, 1702, at Kingston, Ulster County, N. Y., Anna Hofmans, of 
Albany. The marriage ceremony was performed by Dominie John Petrus 
Nucella, who officiated, from 1695 to 1704, in Albany and its neighbor- 
hood. Hendrick Pruyn settled at Kingston, for we find that in 1702, 
on June 30th, one Cornells Tynhout and wife conveyed eight mor- 
gens, or sixteen acres of land, to Hendrick Pruyn." Also on June 19, 

1 882.] The Pruyn Family — American Branch. 1 3 

1703, Hendrick and Antje Pruyn. of Kingston, Ulster County, conveyed 
a house and lot in Kingston to Johannes Traphagen." His name appears 
in the County Records, for upward of twenty years, as grantor or grantee. 
In 1 719 he was Associate Justice to hear a special case [English Manu- 
scripts, vol. lxii.,p. 48; Sec. of State's office, Albany), and to a convey- 
ance dated February 28, 172$, we find his name appended as a Trustee of 
Kingston. His will and codicil, dated March 23d and 26th, i74|> were 
proven May 6, 1752. He left no children. 


Elbert Gerritse, bur. Nov. 18, 1750 (son of Gerrit Reyerse, of 
Utrecht, Holland, and Anna Janse, of Amsterdam, who were married in New 
Amsterdam April 11, 1665), married July 2, 1693, (6) Maria Pruyn, dau. 
of (2) Francis and Alida Pruyn, b. April 9, 1672 ; rec. into the Dutch church 
Aug. 6, 1690; bur. Aug. 21, 1731. From Professor Pearson's "Key to 
Names in Early Albany Records," it would appear that the family name was 
Lansing. This, however, is probably an error, as no connection of this 
family with the Lansing family can be found. Elbert Gerritse had issue : 
Anna, bp. May 6, 1694, at the Dutch church (John Pruyn, uncle ; 

Jannetje Gerritse). 
Alida, bp. Jan. 12, 1696 (John Gerritse; Alida Pruyn, grand- 
Alida, bp. June 1, 1701 (Reyer Gerritse, paternal uncle ; Aeltje 

Pruyn, grandmother). 
Gerrit, bp. April 20, 1704 (Reyer Gerritse, uncle; Maria van 

Dense, paternal aunt). 
Hendrick, bp. Dec. 18, 1709 (Samuel Pruyn, maternal uncle; 
Anna van Yveren, maternal aunt). 

John Gerritsen, bur. Nov. 12, 1725 ; perhaps a brother of the 
above ; m. May 8, 1706 (7) Christine Pruyn, dau. of (2) Francis and Alida 
Pruyn; b. Aug. 9, 1674; rec - i nto tne Dutch Church April 6, 1694; d. 
April 7, 1707 ; and had one son, 

Gerrit, bp. April 6, 1707 (John Pruyn, maternal uncle ; Anna 

(9) Samuel Pruyn, son of (2) Francis and Alida Pruyn; b. Dec. 2, 
1677; bur. Jan. 27, 1752 ; m. Jan. 15, 1704, Maria Bogart, b. June 14, 
1681, dau. of Jacob Cornelise Bogart and Jeanette Quackenbush. 

In 1703 he was one of those "who furnished labor or materials for the 
Dominie's house." In 1720 and 1742 his name appears on the list of free- 
holders in the Third Ward of the City of Albany. He and his brothers, 
Francis and Arnold or Arent, and perhaps his father, lived at different 
times between 1703 -172 7 on the northeast corner of James Street and 
Maiden Lane (Munseli's Collections, vol. iv., p. 201). He had issue : 

18. Francis S.* in. (14) Alida van Yveren. 

19. Alida, bp. Nov. 17, 1706 (Elbert Gerritse ; Barentje Pruyn, 
aunt) ; bur. Jan. 23, 1727. 

* S. stands for Samuelse, and denotes the son of Samuel, This use of the initial letter of the father's 
first name was very common among the Dutch. 

I a The Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Jan., 

20. Jacob, bp. Feb. 10, 1712 (Jacob Bogari ; Dorothea Bogart); 

bur. June 27, 1752. In 1737-8 he was Constable for the 
Third Ward in the City of Albany. 

21. Maria, bp. Sept. 20, 1 713 (Cornelius Bogart; Catharine Bo- 
gart) ; bur. Sept. 5, 1746. 

22. John S., m. Jeannette van Aalsteyn. 

Jacob Lansing, "buried by (near) his house" Oct. 17, 1756, son of 
Hendrick and Lysbet Lansing, of Albany ; m. Sept. 27, 1701 (10) Helena 
Pruyn, dan. of (2) Francis and Alida Pruyn ; b. Feb. 6, 1681 ; rec. into 
the Dutch Church after Sept. 6, 1696 ; bur. July n, 1755. In 1720 and 
1742 he was a Freeholder, and had issue — 

Alida, bp. July 26, 1702, at the Dutch Church (Hendrick Lansing, 
grandfather; Anna van Yveren, maternal aunt); m. July 11, 
1 72 1, Abraham van Arnhem, and had ten children. 

Hendrick, bp. Dec. 1, 1703 (John Pruyn, uncle; Hubert Jan 
den Bergh; Lysbet Lansing, grandmother); m. Feb. 23, 1735, 
Annatje Ouderkirk, and had four children. 

Elizabeth, bp. June 30, 1706 (Daniel Bratt ; Elizabeth Brati) ; ra. 
July 13, 1729, John Dirk van Arnhem, and had six children. 

Francis, bp. July 18, 1708 (Samuel Pruyn, uncle; Bernardine 
Pruyn, aunt); ra. Jan. 6, 1737, Maria Lieverse, and had nine 

Gerrit, bp. Oct. 7, 171 1 (Jonas Douw ; Elsie Lansing) ; m. first, 
Aug., 1734, Ida van Wie, and had three children ; he m. sec- 
ondly, about 1745-6, Elizabeth van Schaick, and had one 

Jacob, bp. Nov. 29, 1713 (Arent Pruyn, uncle; Barentje Pruyn, 
aunt) ; m. May 13, 1738, Huybertie Yates. Their son Chris- 
topher, bp. Jan. 30, 1743, was Quartermaster of Col. Schuy- 
ler's regiment in the Revolutionary War. He m. Jan. 26, 1766, 
Sarah van Schaick, and their dau. Hibertie, b. July 26, 1773, 
m. Feb. 27, 1794 (60), David Pruyn. 

Anna, bp. July 15, 1716 (Francis Prtiyn, uncle ; Anna, van Yveren, 
maternal aunt) ; m. Feb. 3, 1 743, Geurt van Schoonhoven, 
and had one son. 

John, bp. Oct. 19, 1718 (John Ostrander ; Elizabeth Ostrander) ; 
m. 1746 (?) Maria Huyck, and had eleven children. 

Abraham, bp. April 24, 1720 (Samuel Pruyn, uncle, and Maria 
Bogart, his wife) ; ra. 1745 (?) Catharine Lieverse, and had 
four sons. 

Isaac, b. Nov. 25, 1725. 

(n.) Francis Pruyn, son of (2) Francis and Alida Pruyn, b. Sept. 23, 
1683, bap. at the Dutch Church (Bata Slegtenhorst) ; m. "Margarita." 

In 1720 his name was on the list of freeholders in the colony of Rens- 
selaerswyck. He had issue : 

23. Christine, m. John Van der Werken. 

24. Maria, m. Jacob Harzen. 

1 882.] The Pruyn Family — American Branch. \ 5 

25. Madeleine, m. Samuel Burn. 

26. Anna, bap. March 24, 1723 (Hendrick Lansing ; Alida van 

Yveren, paternal cousin). 

27. Elizabeth, bap. June 13, 1725 (Abraham van Arnhem ; Eliza- 
beth Lansing). 

28. David, bap. Oct. 6, 1727 (Christopher Schiaensch ; Emilia 
Pruyn, aunt). He received grants of land in Albany and 
Montgomery Counties in 1 766-1 786 (Land Papers in office of 
Sec. of State, Albany, vols, xxi., p. 175 ; xxii., p. 13; xxiv., 
p. 20; xxxix, p. 102 ; xlii., p. 121). 

29. Francis, bap. June 8, 1731 (Hendrik Gerritsen ; Catharine 
% Pruyii). 

30. Hendrick, bap. Dec. 30, 1733 (Francis Lansing; Maria 
Evertsen) ; On September 25, 1756, he procured a license to 
marry Ester Hiklarie. In 1756-57 he was High Constable 
of Albany ; and in 1761-62 he was Fire Master for the Second 
•Ward. In 1767 his seat in church was vacated. 


John Evertsen, m. July 28, 1712, (12) Bernardine Pruyn, dau. of (2) 
Francis and Alida Pruyn b. April 7, 1786 (Anna Pruyn, sister); bur. 
Feb. 5, 1752, and had issue : 

Maria, bap. Oct. 8, 17 13 (John Pruyn, uncle; Amelia Pruyn, his 

Alida, b. Dec. 26, 1714; bap. Jan. 1, 1 715, at the Lutheran 

Evert, bap. May 10, 1716. 

(13.) Arnold (Arent) Pruvn. son of (2) Francis and Alida Pruyn, bap. 
May 24, 1688, at the Dutch Church (Anna Pruyn, sister); m. Nov. 21, 
1 714, Catryna Gansevoort, dau. of Harmen Harmense Gansevoort, 
"brewer in Beverwyck as early as 1660," and Maria, dau. of Leonard 

In 1716-17 he was Fire Master, and in 1718-19, Constable for the 
Second Ward, in the City of Albany. About 1730 or 1735, he removed 
to Kinderhook, where he purchased a farm from one Schermerhorn, per- 
haps the Indian of that name, who frequently appears in similar transac- 
tions about that period. 

In 1 736 he and his wife were members of the Dutch Church at Kinder- 
hook. He was deacon and afterward elder. 

He had issue, all baptized at the Dutch Church at Albany : 

31. Alida, m. Cornelius van Alen. 

32. Maria, bap. May 31, 17 19 (Samuel Pruyn, uncle; Anna Kit- 
tetiaar) ; bur. Nov. 1, 1726. 

23- Christine, bap. Jan. 24, 1722 (Hendrick Pruyn, uncle; 
Emilia Pruyn, paternal aunt). 

34. Lydia, twin to Christine, m. Peter Van Buren. 

35. Francis, m. Christine Goes.* 

36. Harmen, m. Jeannette (Jannetje) Goes. 

* This name is also written Hoes. 


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

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Marriages. 

(Continued from Vol. XII., p. 194, of The Record.) 


met Attestatie 
V. Bergen 9. 

Met Attest. V. 
Bergen 18. 

August. 29. 


A 1718. 

January 13. 

February 26. 

Maert 15. 
April 17. 

May 15. 


Juny 13. 

T 9 . 

2 7. 

July 4- 




Sept: 4. 


A 1718. 

Octob. 2. met 
at. V. Bergen 

Octob. 28. 

Novemb. 7. 


Didrik Frederikze Caddemis, j. m. V. 

Bergen met Jannetje Van Hoorn, j. 

d. V. Gemounephan. 
Gerrit Thomasze, j. m. V. Akquegehe- 

nonk, met Jannetje Hartmansze Vree- 

landt j. d. V. Bergen. 
William Rear, j. m. V. O. Englandt, Sept. 14 

met Elsje Provoost, j. d. V. N. York. 


Personen met Licentie. 

Richard Heather & Mary Stow. 

Michael Basset & Cornelia Timber. 
Gideon Lynssen & Jane Herris. 
Marten Iveren & Judith Holmes. 
Philip Schuyler & Sarah Rosevelt. 
Simon Van Syssen & Cathar a Pell. 
Reynier Burger & Dina V. Gelder. 
Ryck Leydekker & Maritje Benson. 
James Harris & Martha Walther. 
Robert Crooke & Catharina Richard. 
John Goelet & Jannetje Cannon. 
John Vigneautillou & Mary van Gelder. 
Hendricus Boelen & Jannetje Waldron. 
John Provoost en Sarah Latan. 
Cornelius van Hoorn & Elisabeth 

Henry Lyon & Maria Brouwer. 
John Anderson & Hanna Yong. 
Pieter van Der Lyn & Gerritje V n Burg. 
Gerrit Van Wagenen & Teuntje Van 

D n Burg. 
Johannes Jansse & Maria Huysman. 
Frederick Van der Schuiire & Mary 

Samuel Pel & Margareta Wessels. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Michiel Cornelisse Vreland, j. m., met 

Jenneke Helmigse V. Houwten, j. d., 

beide van Bergen. 
Teunis De LaMontagne, j. m. V. N. 

Haarlem, met Geesje Bussing, j. d. 

V. N. Haarlem. 
Benjamin Wood, j. m. V. O. Engel', met 

Elisabeth Letbrook, j. d. V. O. Eng\ 

A 1718. 
Getrouwt Janu- 
ary' 13. 



February 1. 


Maert 1. 


April 19. 


May 15. 


Juny 15, 


July 13. 

Afigust 4. 


Septemb. 6. 

A° 171 
Octob. 23. 

Novemb. T5. 

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Met attest. V. 
Bergen. De- 
cemb. 9. 

Met attest. V. 
Jamaica 14 
Decemb. Oc- 
tober 1 1. 

January 13. 
Maert 13. 


A° 1 7 18. 
Sept: 24. 
Octob. 4. 





3 1 - 
Novemb. 19. 

Decemb. 2. 






Maart 17. 

April 17. 


A 1719. 

April 9, met at- 
test: V. Ber- 


Thomas De LaMontagne, j. m., met Re- 
becca Breyn, j. d., beicle v. Bouwery. 

Johannes Van Vorst, j. m. V. Ahasyms, 
met Marytje jHimmet, j. d. V. Akki- 
sak, beide woonen op Ahasyms. 

John Kimbal, j. m. Van Jamaijka. op't 
L. Yland, met Elisabeth Bresseler, 
j. d. Van HoogDuitschLand, beide te 
N: York. 

A 1 7 19. 

Samuel Rikbie, j. m. V. O. Engl*, met 
Anna Maria Nob, Wed v - W'" Kramer 
uit Duidsl, beide \V. N. Y k . 

Roberd Richardson, j. m. V. N. York, 
met Isabel Palm, j. d. Van Catten- 
borg uit Sweeden, beide te N. York. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Allard Antony & Anna Laurier. 
Hendrik Pears & Tanneke Boke. 
Joseph Van Segh & Ann Poles. 
Thomas Wendover& Elisabeth Elsword. 
Thomas Wells & Rebecca Veenvos. 
James Laurens & Catharina Brown. 
Jacob Zomerendyk & Sara Hermans. 
Gerard Beekman & Ann Mary Van 

Arend Van Hoek & Maria Heyer. 
Jacobus Kiersted & Sarah Norbiiry. 
Barent Berheight & Rebecca Oethout. 
Jacob Price & Eva Jacobs. 
John Lorton & Mary Greegs. 

A 1 719. 
John Dyer & Christina Marcier. 
Gerrit Van Laern & Annaatje Aersen. 
John Downs & Ester Eggan. 
Johannes Beekman & Elizabeth Pro- 

John Rail & Aaltje Bas. 
Erederik Phillips & Johanna Brakkers. 
David Ballord & Anna Bras. 
Joh s Teller & Catharin a V. Tilburg. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Michiel Moor, j. m. V. Nassouw, & Eli- 
sabeth Grauvv, j. d. V. Nassouw, beide 
woon e alhier. 

Decemb. 10. 


January 3. 

Maart xo. 

A° 171I 
Sept: 27. 
Octob. 4. 



Novemb. 1. 

Decemb. 3 

January 1. 




Maart 17. 

April 17. 

May 6. 



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May 15. 





Met attest. V. 
Bergen, Juny 

July 24. 

August 21. 

July 30. 

Sept. 25. 

Octob. 16. 
Novemb: 14. 

Decemb. 3. met 
attest. V. Ber- 

Novemb. 13. 


A° 1719. 
April 29. 

May 11. 

Jacob Gerritze Van Wageninge, j. m., 22. 

met Lea Gerritze, j. d., beide van 

Joh s Barendsze Waldron. j. m. V. N. Juny 5. 

Haarlem, met Susanna De Lamae- 

tere, j. d. V. N. Haarlem. 
Cornells Webbers, j. m. V. N. York, 6. 

met Rachel Pears, j. d. V. N. York. 
Willem Boogaart, j. m. V. Vlissinge in 14. 

Zeeland, met Maria Berens, j. d. V. 

N. York. 
Jacob V. Deurzen, j. m. V. Albanie, met 14. 

Helena V. Deurzen, j. d. V. N. York. 
Jesse Du Foreest, j. m. V. N. York, 14. 

met Teuntje Tietsoort, j. d. V. Kings- 
town. Getrouwt tot 

V. Bergen, met Helena Johannesse Bergen, 17. 

Vreelandt, j. d. V. Bergen. 
Dennis Mahane, Wed r uit Ierland, met August. 21. 

Wonefret Williams, Wed e Van Thom- 
as Douglas, beide woonende alhier. 
Samuel ByrchallJ. m. V. O. Engl', met Sept. 12. 

Cornelia Winter, j. d. V. N. York, 

beide woon e alhier. 
Jacob Moor, j. m. uit HoogDuidslant, 24. 

met Apolonia Moret, j. d. liit Hoog- 

William PrVs, j. m. V. O. Engl', met October 11. 

Rachel Jones, j. d. V. O. Engl'. 
Gregory Crouch, j. m. Van O. Engl', 18. 

met Sarah Asviel, Wed. Van Willem 

Lucas Pietersse, j. m. V. Bouwery, met Novemb. 6. 

Maria Linten, j. d. V. O. England. 
James Syce, j. m. V. O. Engl', met Ma- 30. 

ria Thomasse, j. d. V. N. York. 
Adam Arre, j. m. V. Raretans, met Su- Decemb. 1. 

sanna Salomons, j. d. V. Bouwery. 
Zacharias Sickels, j. m. V. Bergen, met 3. 

Adriana Hartmansse Vreelandt, j. d. 

Johannes Waldron Junior, j. m. V. N. 10. 

Haarl m , met Elizabeth Bensing, j. d. 

V. Haarlem. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Gerrit Roos & Urseltje Arens. May 2, 

David Schuyler & Elizab* Marschalk. 3. 
Thomas Child & Elionora Jones. 17. 

A 1 7 19. 

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Juny 3. 





July 10. 


Augustus 22. 
Sept. 18. 
Octob. 2. 

Novemb. 10. 

2 3- 
Decemb. 3. 



A 1720. 
January 15. 


Maart 4. 

May 25, met at- 
test: van N. 

August 13. 


Octob: 7. met 
attest: V. Ber- 


Nicolaus Antony & Rececca Peterson. 19. 

John Myer & Elizabeth Pell. 27. 

Nicholas Wessels & Sarah Baker. Juny 3. 

William Lets & Hanna Koning. 8. 

Thomas Jennings & Elianor Homes. 13. 

William Randall & Elionora Hicks. 17. 

Matthew Perry & Susanna Williams. 27. 

Amities Marschalk & Susanna Wichan- July 12. 


Roelof Maple & Jane Lamb. 1 9. 

Cornelius Santford & Helena Provoost. Augustus 23. 

Rip V. Dam, Junior, & Judith Bayard. Sept. 18. 

Mattheus Du Bois & Debora Simkam. Octob. 6. 

John Thurman & Elizabeth Wessels. 11. 

Christopher Bancker & Elisab th Hoog- 16. 


Victoor Bikker & Hanna Kregier. Novemb. 21. 

Thomas Michiel Vain & Eva Wood. 26. 

Stephen Van Brakel & Maria Pudding- Decemb. 5. 


Otto Tserks & Margarita Vorsbergen. 10. 

Pieter Stoutenburg & Margarita Varik. 24. 

Aaron Roomer & Susanna Bradt. 25. 

Personen met Geboden. 

A° 1720. A° 1720. 

Teunis De Voor, j. m. Van Bloemen- January 31. 

daal, met Geertje Barheit, j. d. V. Al- 
William Davids, j. m. V. Barmoedes, February 14. 

met Antje Aswerus, Wed. V. Arie 

Provoost V. N. York. 
Abraham Paaling, j. m. V. N: York, Maart 25. 

met Maria Coiisyn, j. d. V. N. York. 
Jacobus Terneur, j. m. V. N. Haarlem, May 26. 

met Jacomyntje Oblinus, j. d. Van 

N. Haarlem, beide woonende al- 

Daniel Miller, j. m. Van O. Engl', met Juny 12. 

Elizabeth Morris, j. d. V. O. Engl'. 
Gerrit Schoon, Wed r . V. Haarlem in August 30. 

Holl', met Johanna Van Buuren, j. d. 

V. Amst. 
Thomas Cox, Wed r Van Baston, met Septemb, 4. 

Hanna Haldron, Wed. V. John Ellin, 

V. N. Haarlem. 
Cornells De Graiiw, j. m. V. Acqueg- Octob: 7. 

chenonk, met Geertruy Riddenhars, 

j. d. V. Bergen. 


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


A° 1720. 

January 15. 
April 2. 


May 4. 


July 9- 

May 25. 
August 17. 
Septemb. 9. 

October 6. 

Novemb 4. 


A 1720. 
Novemb. 4. 

A 1721. 
February 2. 

den 12 No- 
vemb. 1720. 

Maart 17. 

April 7. de ge- 
boden afge- 
kondigt te 
Haarlem en 


Personen met Licentie. 

A 1720. 

John Woodside & Rachel Smith. 
Andries V. Boskerke & Anna Greven- 

Jacob Fardon & Maria Flierboom. 
Mattheus Berry & Maria Roome. 
Raphael Goelet & Bregje Pels. 
Cornells Bogert & Cornelia V. Duvn. 
John Van Aarnem & Jenneke V. Deur- 

Samuel Berrie & Helena Appel. 
Diderik Barendsz. & Magteld Volkersz. 
Vincent Tellion & Sarah Mezier. 
John Manbrut & Hester Fisher. 
Gerardus Duyking & Johanna V. Brug. 
William Smith & Gerritje Bosh. 
James Forth & Lena Coljers. 
Jeremia Brouwer & Elisabeth Holmes. 
Richard Pndy & Mary Johnson. 
Evert Pels & Annetje Van Schayk. 
William Conihane & Maria Goderus. 
Hendrik Tibouwt & Elisab' Burger^ 
Nicolaus Bon & Dorcas Goodje. 
Thomas Bud & Hanna Cornelisse. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Gysbert Uit Denboomgaart, j. m. V. N. 

York, met Catharina Paling, j. d. V. 

N. York. 
George Myserrie, Wed r . V. London uit 

O. Engl', met Christina Hiiisman, 

Wed. V. Jacob Bouwman V. Akkins k . 

Richard Perrow, j. m. V. O. Engl', 
woonende op nieuw Barbados nek, 
met Geertje Hoppe, j. d. V. Akkin- 
sak, woonende aan de groote kil. 

William Butler, j. m. V. N. York, met 
Susanna Bouwman, j. d. uit Pals in 

Johannes Van Norden, j. m., & Adriana 
Webbers, j. d., beide aan de groote 

Johannes Akkerman, j. m. V. Akkin- 
sak, met Maria Weekvelt, j. d. V. 
N. Haarlem. 

A° 1720. 

January 17. 
April 2. 

May 1. 




July 10. 
Augusty 3. 
Septemb. 10. 


Octob. 2. 




Novemb. 5. 


A° 1720. 

Getroiiwt No- 
vemb. 26. 


A° 1721. 
February 24. 

April 4. 

May 5. 

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Juny 2. de ge- 
boden afge- 
kondigt te 



15. De geboden 
zyn afgekon- 
digt op Haar- 
lem & de 

July 1. 



Cornells Leydekker, j. m. V. Akkinsak, Juny 24. 
met Margritje Waldron, j. d. V. N. 

Bartholomews Miller, j. m. uit Hoog- 25. 

duidsl 4 , met Catharina Lins, j. d. uit 

Frederik De Noe, Junior, Wed' V. July 6. 

Westchester, met Maria Odel, j. d. 

V. Mannor V. Fordam. 

Michael Odel, j. m., met Elisabeth 6. 

Nets, j. d. V. Hoogduidsland, beide 

woonen op Mannor v. Fordam. 
Michiel Spryk, j. m. V. O. Engl', met 30. 

Magdalena Muller, j. d. V. Amsterd. 
Dormer Withers, j. m. V. O. Engl', met August 9. 

Catharina Lessjer, j. d. V. Hoog- 


Personen met Licentie. 

Novemb. 26. 

2 3- 

Decemb. 3. 




Samuel Ask & Anna Moor. 

Staats Storm & Susanna De Voe. 
Daniel Bonnet & Petronella Buchett. 
Michael Mochlaier & Cathri a Moulin. 
John Wittington & Anna Davids. 
Abraham Santvoort & Lidia Machett. 

Getrouwt No- 
vemb. 26. 
Decemb. 3. 



3 1 - 

A 1721. A 1721. 

January 13. Richard Philpot & Maria Burger. January 14. 

2:1. John Nicholson & Maria De Rivier. 22. 

26. Andries Garo & Anna Burger. 26. 
Maart 27. Edward Cock & Jane Devoir. Maart 27. 
April 7. William Moor & Agnis Cure. April 16. 
24. William Tilladams & Jane Pauels. 25. 

27. John Cramer & Lena Berry. 28. 
May 10. John Tickle & Martha Canterbury. May 13. 

19. Jacobus Rose & Aphia Berry. 21. 

20. Josias Millikin & Jacomina Goederes. 23. 
Juny 5. Robbert Burn & Anna Sheif. Jany 6. 
17. Dirk Van der Haan & Geertruy Dyk- 17. 


24. Isaac Coleony & Agnis Bulleau. 25. 

July 5. Johannes House & Annetje Crouse. July 5 

August 8. Pieter Low & Rachel Rosevelt. Aug. 9. 

12. Richard Norwood & Maria Kool. 12. 


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



A 1721. 

Met attest, dat 
afgekondigt op 
Bergen en Tap- 
pan August 18. 


Octob. 7. 


Sept. 29. 

Octob. 13. 


Decemb. 8. 


Personen met Geboden. 

Roelof Theunisse Van Houwten, Wed r 
V. Tappan, met Marytje Pieterse, 
j. d. V. Bergen. 

Nicolaas Houwell, j. m. V. O. Engl 1 , 

met Sarah Esvil, Wed. Van Gregri 

Krouwts Van N. York. 
Johannes Cavalier, j. m. V. N. York, 

& Elizabeth Tiebout, j. d. V. N. 

Nicolaas Soepman, j. m. uit Duitsch- 

land, wonende op Kiesberry, & Wil- 

lemtje Buys, j. d. V. Mespatskil, 

wonende op de Deutelbay. 
Jeremia Tortel, j. m. V. London in O. 

Engl', met Margrite Perrie, j. d. V. 

N. York, beide wonende albier. 
Jacob Dey, j. m. V. Bergen, woonende 

op Akkins: met Anna ldese ; j. d. V. 

Bloemendaal, woonende aldaar. 
Pieter Brouwer, j. m. V. Goanes op t 

L. EyP, met Elisabeth Quakkenbosh, 

j. d. V. N. York, beide woonende al- 

Jacobus Paulsze, j. m. V. Greenwits, 

met Maria Bekkerie, j. d. uit Hoog- 

duidsP, beide woonende op Greenwits. 
Hendrik Van De Water, Wed r V. N: 

York, met Susanda Ketelhuyn, j. d. 

V. Albanie, beide woonende alhier. 

A° 1 72 1. 
Getrouwt Au- 
gust 18. 

Septemb. 5. 

October 22. 


Novemb. 4. 


Decemb. 29. 


A° 1722. 

January 5. Resolveert Waldron, j. m. V. N. HaarP", January 25. 

met Jannetje Meyers, j. d. V. N. 
Haarl m . 

26. Caleb Miller, j. m., & Apollonia Borres, February 20. 

j. d. Beide van het lang Eiland, wo- 
nende op de Bouwery alhier. 

February 15. Sacharia Sikkels, Junior, j. m. V. N. Maart 8. 
York, met Jannetje De Gree, j. d. V. 
Boswyk op't Lang EiP, beide op de 
Man nor V. Ford m . 

d°. James Caller, j. m. V. Westchester, met d°. 

Marytje De Gree, j. d. V. Boswyk op 
L. EiP, beide op de Mannor V. Ford- 

18S2.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


January 5. Met 
attestatie 00k 
van de Newer- 
sink geteekent 
1 Maart. 

Maart 2. 


1 721. 
August 18. 

Sept. 8. 


August 28. 

Octob. 18. 

Novemb. 18 


Decenib. 1. 




January 3. 


Febr. 3. 
Maart 3. 
Febr. 26. 
Maart 10. 
April 9. 

A 1722. 
April 24, met 
Attest. V. Phil- 

Matthys Van den Ryp, j. m. woonende 2 
in de Jersies op Neversink, Maria 
Mortier, j. d. Van N. York, wonende 

Fredrik Blom, j. m. V. N. Jork, met 26. 

Apolonia Vredenburg. j. d. V. N. 

York, beide woonende alhier. 
Nicolaas Thomasz & Jannetje Janssen, April 14. 

Wed. V. Thomas Gerritsson, beide 

van N. York, wonende op de Bou- 

wery alhier. 


Personen met Licentie. 

John Lahe & Catharina Bensing. 

Benjamin Haering& Neeltje V. Schayk. 
Henry Cavelier & Eleanor Burger. 
Moses Tonnard & Mary Sheife. 
Aart Simonsze & Margariete Gowen. 
William Smith & Geertruy V r Spiegel. 
Pieter Mesier & Jenneke Wessels. 
Jacob Harsse & Jacomyntje Brevoort. 
Jan Doolhagen & Helena Ryke. 
Joseph Winslo & Abigael Snethen. 
Gillis Mandeviel & Rachel Hoppe. 
John Burras & Sarah Bartol. 
James Lowey & Jane Elswort. 
John Doine & Elisabeth Davis. 

A 1722. 

William Lane & Gisaline Bruce. 
Benjamin Foster & Johanna V. Inbiirg. 
Jeremiah Owen & Aaltje Sjourts. 
Gerardiis Stuyvesant & Judith Bayard. 
John Jeratholomen & Margrita Tibouwt. 
John M k Evers & Cathar a Van Horn. 
Henrik Bensing & Cath a Van Laar. 
Cornelius Flaming & Aaltje Gerbrandt. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Johannes de Voor, j. m. V. N. York, 
woon d . alhier, met Aafje Kortregt, 
j. d. V. Fordam, woonen 6 op Philips- 

Thomas Wiekvelt. j. m. V. Haarlem, 
woon d aldaar, met Catharina Persis, 
j. d. V. gr' Beeren Eyl 1 , woon d aldaar. 



A° 1721. 
Getroiiwt Au- 
gust 20. 

Sept. 9. 
Octob. 1. 








January 6. 
Febr. 1. 


Maart 5. 
1 1. 

April 9. 


A 1722. 

Getrouvvt April 

May 18. 

24 The Kierstede Families of Ulster County, N. Y. [Jan. 


Compiled from the Church Records of Kingston, N. Y., byG. H. Van Wagenen. 

Dr. Hans Kierstede, from Maegdenburg, one of the earliest practis- 
ing physicians and surgeons settled in New Amsterdam, came there with 
Governor William Kieft in March, 1638. He married June 29, 1642, 
Sara Roelofs, dau. of Roelof Jansen and Anneke Jans. Dr. Kierstede died 
about 1667, and Sara Roelofs about 1693 (N. Y. G. & B. Record, vol. viii., 
p. 125). Their children were : 

2. i. Hans, bap. in N. Y., Sept. 21, 1644; m. Feb. 12, 1667, 
Jannetie Lookermans (N. Y. G. & B. Record, vol. viii., p. 15). 

3. ii Roelof, bap. Jan. 1, 1647. 

4. iii. Anna, bap. April 23, 165 1. 

5. iv. Blandina, bap. June 8, 1653; m. Nov. 28, 1674, Petrus 


6. v. Jochem, bap. Oct. 24, 1655. 

7. vi. Lucas, bap. Sept. 23, 1657 ; m. July 18, 1683, Rachel Kip 
(N. Y. G. & B. Record, vol. viii., p. 126). 

8. vii. Catharyn, bap. Jan. 4, 1660; m. Sept. 4, 1681, Johannes 

Kip (N. Y. G. & B. Record, vol. viii., p. 125). 

9. viii. Jacob, bap. June 4, 1662. 

10. ix. Jacobus, bap. Nov. 28, 1663. 

11. x. Rachel, bap. Sep. 13, 1665; m. Oct. i6„ 1686, William 

Teller of Albany (G. & B. Record, vol. viii., p. 37). 

Second Generation. 

Roelof Kierstede (3), second son of Dr. Hans Kierstede and Sara 
Roelofs, bap. in N. Y., Jan. 1, 1647 : m., about 1670, Yke Jans, or Ytje 
Alberts, and in the Kingston Church Records called Eyke Albertse Rosa. 
Their children were : 

12. i. Sara, bap. in N. Y., April 12, 167 1 ; m. Hendrick Trap- 

13. ii. Wyntie, bap. in N. Y., March 25, 1673 ; m. Dirk Rose- 


14. iii. Hans, bap. in N. Y., Aug. 4, 1677 ; m. at Kingston, Nov. 

1, 1 701, Arriantje Tappen. 

15. iv. Antie, m. Evert Wynkoop. 

16. v. Lucas, bap. at Kingston, Dec. 24, 1679. 

17. vi. Blandina, bap. at K., Jan. 11, 1682 ; m. Nov. 25, 1704, 
at K, Cornelius Elmendorf, as his second wife. His first wife 
was Ariantje Gerritse (Van den Berg) widow of Cornelius Mar- 
tense Van Buren. 

18. vii. Aldert, bap. at K., Aug. 16, 1684. 

19. viii. Aldert, bap. at K., Nov. 16, 1685 ; m. Oct. 26, 1714, 

Arriantje Delamater. 

1 882.] The Kierstede Families of Ulster County, N. Y. 2 K 

Third Generation. 

Children of Sara Kierstede (12), oldest child of Roelof Kierstede and 
Itje Alberts, and Hendrick Traphagen. 

20. i. Willem, bap. Sept. 11, 1698. 
2i. ii. Eycke, July 14, 1700. 

22. iii. Roelof, Aug. 9, 1702. 

23. iv. Joannes, April 9, 1704. 

24. v. Lucas, March 17, 1706. 

25. vi. Catryna, June 20, 1708. 

26. vii. Jonathan, October 10, 1710. 

Children of Wyntie Kierstede (13) and Dirk Rosecrans : 

27. i. Herman, March 28, 1703. 

28. ii. Jacobus, March 17, 1706. 

29. iii. Helena, June 20, 1708. 

30. iv. Lida, May 3, 1713. 

31. v. Antjen, April 29, 1716. 

Children of Hans Kierstede (14) and Arriantje Tappen : 

32. i. Roelof, bap. at Kingston, Jan. 24, 1703. 

33. ii. Sara, bap. at K., Sept. 8, 1704; m. Jan. 3, 1736, Hen- 
drick Sleght. 

34. iii. Christoffel, bap. at K., Jan. 24, 1707. 

35. iv. Anna, bap. at K., Feb. 11, 1709 ; m. May 18, 1734, Isaac 


36. v. Catharine, bap. at K., Feb. 11, 1709; m. July 6, 1734, 

Petrus Rykman. 

37. vi. Helena, bap. at K., Nov. 4, 1711; m. May 6, 1749, 
Petrus Low. 

38. vii. Christoffel, bap. at K., Jan. 24, 1714; m. Nov. 26, 

1 741, Catharine De Meyer. 

39. viii. Cornelia, bap. at K., July 22, 1 716 ; m. April 25, 1738, 
Georgius Wilhelmus Mancius. 

30. ix. Hans, bap. at K., Aug. 24, 1718. 

41. x. Arriantje, bap. at K., Oct. 15, 1721 ; m. Nov. 1, 1759, 
Abraham Low. 

Children of Antje Kierstede (15) and Evert Wynkoop : 

42. i. Johannes, October 12, 1707; m. May 18, 1730, Catharine 


43. ii. Antje, 1709 ; m. Johannes Swart. 

44. iii. Tobias, May 7, 1710. 

45. iv. Maritjen, August 10, 1712. 

46. v. Hezekiah, Jan. 23, 1715; d. Nov. 22, 1745; m. Maritje 

Davenport, b. Sept. 27, 1717; d. Feb. 1, 1785. (Wynkoop Gen.) 

47. Tobias, April 28, 1 71 7 ; m. Nov. n, 1741, Leah Legg. 
Children of Blandhina Kierstede (17) and Cornelius Ehnendorf. 

48. i. Jenneke, bap. at Albany, Jan. 6, 1706. 
Margrietje, June 20, 1708. 
Conrad, Oct. 10, 17 10. 
Sara, Jan. 25, 1713. 
Petrus Edmundus, Sept. n, 17 15. 

53. vi. Lucas, May 4, 1718. 

54. vii. Wilhelmus, Feb. 19, 1721. 









26 The Kierstede Families of Ulster County, N. Y. [Jan. 

55. viii. Jonathan, Dec. 26, 1723. 

5(3. ix. Tobya, March, 12, 1727. 
Children of Aldert Kierstede (19) and Ariantje Delamater : 

57. i. Sara, May 13, 1716. 

58. ii. Abm., Sept. 22. 171 7. 

59. iii. Elsjen, March 8, 1719. 

60. iv. Catrina, Jan. 6, 1723. 

Fourth Generation. 

Children of Sarah Kierstede (t,^) and Hendrick Sleght : 

61. i. Henricus, May 7, 1738. 

62. ii. Helena, June 29, 1739. 

63. iii. Hans, Dec. 13, 1741. 

[ Children of Anna Kierstede (35) and Isaac Konig : 

64. i. Arriantje, Feb. 16, 1735. 

65. ii. Hans, Nov. 6, 1737. 

66. iii. Sara, Oct. 18, 1741. 

67. iv. Maria, Dec. 8, 1745. 

68. v. Roelof, Oct. 15, 1749. 

69. vi. Abraham, Jan. 26, 1752. 

Children of Catharine Kierstede (^6) and Petrus Rykman : 

70. i. Heermanus, Sept. 24, 1738. 

71. ii. Heermanus, March 21, 1742. 

Children of Helena Kierstede (37) and Petrus Low : 

72. i. Hans, Nov. 19, 1749. 

73. ii. Arriantje, June 30, 1 751. 

Children of Christoffel Kierstede (38) and Catharine De Meyer : 

74. i. Hans, b. May 1, 1743 ; m. Jane, dau. of Anthony Hoff- 

man and Catharine Van Gaasbeck, of Kingston, b. April 10, 
1743; na< l -dau. Sally, bap. at Rhinebeck, Aug. 15, 1773, who 
m. June 15, 1789, Martin Heermance (Smith's Hist, of Rhine- 

75. ii. Deborah, b. July 4, 1745. 

76. iii. Arriantje, Jan. 19, 174-f. 

77. iv. Nicholas, Aug. 13, 1749. 

78. v. Elizabeth, April 19, 1752. 

79. vi. Catharine, Jan. 20, 1754. 

80. vii. Wilhelmus, Jan. 20, 1755. 

81. viii. Catharine, Aug. 4, 1757. 

82. ix. Sara, Sept. 2, 1759. 

Children of Cornelia Kierstede (39) and Georgius Wilhelmus 
Mancius : 

83. i. Wilhelmus, Sept. 28, 1739. 

84. ii. Cornelia, Nov. 1, 1741. 

85. iii. Elizabeth, Oct. 9, 1743. 

86. iv. Hans, Sept. 23, 1744. 

87. v. Casperus, Feb. 8, 1747. 

88. vi. Elizabeth, Aug. 13, 1749. 

89. vii. Arriantje, July 26, 1752. 

90. viii. Hans, Jan. 1, 1757. 

Children of Arriantje Kierstede (41) and Abraham Low: 

91. i. Abraham, May 24, 1761. 

1882.] The Prevost Family in America. 2 7 


By Rev. Evelyn Bartow. 

i. Augustine PREV0ST,~Esq., of Geneva, born in 1695, died in 1740, 
and was buried at Besinque, Switzerland. By his wife, Louise Martine, he 
had nine children, as follows : 

2. i. Jean Louis Prevost, died young. 

3. ii. General Augustine Prevost, born in Geneva in 1723, 

and settled in England. He married Nannette, daughter of 
Chevalier George Grand, of Amsterdam, Holland (for par- 
ticulars of himself and family see " Burke's Peerage and 
Baronetage "). The son of Gen. Augustine Prevost, Lieut. - 
Gen. Sir George Prevost, was created a Baronet, and the 
family is now represented by his son, the Ven. Sir George 
Prevost, of Belmont, co. Hants, and Vicar of Stinchcombe, 
England. A half-brother of Sir George, the first baronet, 
Major Augustine Prevost, died at Catskill, N. Y. He married 
twice and had a large family. Major George William Prevost, 
a son of Major Augustine, was born in 1767, died in 1840, and 
was interred in S. Paul's churchyard, Eastchester, N. Y. He 
purchased the property at Pelham, N. Y., of the late Frederick 
Prevost, Esq. His only son, George Prevost, formerly of 
Poole. Southampton, now owns the place. 

4. iii. General Jaques Prevost, married a daughter of General 

Mackay, and his children took the name of Mackay. 

5. iv. Jeanne Renee Prevost, married M. Brutems. Their 

daughter married James Achard, of London. Burr, in his 
journal, speaks of Mrs. Achard as first cousin of his stepson, 
Frederick Prevost, of Pelham. 

Lydie Prevost. 

James Marcus Prevost, of whom presently. 

Gabrielle Prevost. 

Anne Jaqueline Prevost. 

Jeanne Prevost. 

7. Col. James Marcus Prevost,* a native of Geneva, followed his 
.brother, General Augustine, to England, and was afterward with him in 
Savannah in the war of the Revolution. He was appointed Commander- 
in Chief of the British forces in America in the province of New Jersey, 
and died in the West Indies in 1779. He married Theodosia,| only 
daughter of Theodosius Bartow, of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. The widow 

* See Lossing's Field-Hook of the Revolution ; Stevens' History of Georgia. Prof. Edward W. Prevost, 
of Cirencester, England, informs me that, according to the pedigree in their family, Col. James Marcus Pre- 
vost marries an American lady, and has a son, Bartow Prevost, whose descendants are living in South 

+ See Bartow Genealogy ; Pearson's First Settlers of Albany. Dr. John Bartow Breckinridge, of Ray- 
more, Missouri, informs me that his grandfather, the Hon. John Bartow Prevost, was the son of Mark Pre- 
vost, and not Frederick, as given in Bolton's History of Westchester County. 











28 The Prevost Family in America. [Jan., 

of Theodosius Bartow married Pierre de Vismes, of a noble French family 
in England, and Theodosia lived with her mother and half-brothers and 
sister at a place called the Hermitage, near Paramus, N. J. Here Col. 
Aaron Burr met her, and after the death of Col. Prevost married her and 
brought up her two boys as his own sons. Col. James Marcus Prevost and 
Theodosia, his wife, had two children, as follows : 

ii. i. Augustine James Frederick. Prevost, usually known as 
Frederick Prevost, Esq. He lived on his estate at Pelham, 
N. Y., which he afterward conveyed to Major George William 
Prevost. He married twice, left several daughters, who settled 
West, but has no descendants of the name of Prevost. 

12. ii. Hon. John Bartow Prevost. 

12. Hon. John Bartow Prevost,* born at Paramus, N. J., March 9, 
1766, died in Upper Peru, S. A., March 5, 1825. He was Member of Con 
gress, Recorder of the City of New York, and District Judge of the United 
States for Louisiana. He married Feb. 5, 1799, Frances Anna, daughter 
of Rev. Samuel S. Smith, President of Princeton College, New Jersey, by 
whom he had four children, as follows : 

13. 1. Theodosia Ann Marv Prevost, born in N. Y. City, Jan. 

10, 1801, at 2.30 p.m. ; died unmarried at Englewood, N. J., 
Dec. 13, 1864. 

14. ii. James Marcus Prevost, born in N. Y. City, Feb. 4, 1803, 

at 9 p.m. ; died unmarried at Callao, S. A., June 10, 1829. 

15. iii. Samuel Stanhope Prevost, of whom presently. 

16. iv. Frances Prevost, born in New Orleans, Aug. 24, 1806, at 

9 a.m. ; died at Pleasant Hill, Cabell's Dale, Missouri, Nov. 
12, 1870. She married May 10, 1824, Rev. William L. 
Breckinridge, of Kentucky, by whom she had twelve children. 

15. Samuel Stanhope Prevost was born in N. Y. City, July 30, 1804, 
at 10 a.m., and died at Lima, Peru, Sept. 18, 1868. He married at Lima 
Maria Moreyra, a native of Arequippa, Peru, by whom he had six chil- 
dren, as follows : 

17. i. John Francis Prevost, of whom presently. 

18. ii. Henry Stanhope Prevost, of Lima, born Nov., 1846. 

19. iii. Charles Augustus Prevost, of Lima, born April, 1848; 

married, in 1881, Mile. Orbegozo. 

20. iv. Louis Eugene Prevost, born Aug., 1849. 

2r. v. Mary Ann Theodosia Prevost, born July, 1851 ; married 
at Lima, in 1872, to Joaquin Godoy, a native of Santiago, 
Chili, by whom she has Maria Godoy, born 1873, an d Luisa 
Godoy, born 1877. 

22. vi. Francesca Prevost, born 1853; died in early womanhood 

at Newport. 

17. John Francis Prevost, of Lima, Peru, was born Dec, 1843, an d 
married, in 1875, Natividad Gomez Flares, by whom he has two children, 
as follows : 

23. i. Samuel Prevost, born in Lima, 1876. 

24. ii. Matilda Prevost, born in Lima, 1879. 

* Prevost family Bible, in possession of Mrs. Marcus Prevost l'.reckinridge, of Alton, Illinois 

i8S2.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XL, p. 144, of The Record.) 

[Jan., 1691.] 

den 18 diet, 
den 23 diet. 

den 25 diet, 
den 31 diet. 

den 1 Febr. 

den 4 dicto. 

den 8 dicto. 


den 15 dicto. 

den 20 dicto. 
den 22 dicto. 
den 27 dicto. 


Evert Hiiybertszen, Tanneken. 

Catharina Davids. 
Johannes de Peyster, Gerardus. 

Anna Banckers. 



Nicolaes Gerritszen, Gerrit. 
Maria Gerrits. 

Robbert Sinclaer, Anna. 

Maria Duycking 
Jan Janszen Flens- Maryken. 
burg, Maryken Mar- 
Henricus de MeVert, Lidia. 

Agnietie de Key. 
M r Gerrit Van Tricht, Maria. 
Maria Van de Grist. 

Theunis Quick, Grietie. 

Vrouwtje Jans. 
Jacque Fonteyn, An- Catharina. 

11a Webbers. 
Hendr.ClaeszenGer- Janneken. 

ritszen, Gerritje 

Vincent Montagne, Thomas. 

Ariaentje Jans. 
Pieter Adolfszen, Jan- Cornelis. 

netje Van Borsum. 
Josias Dret, Aeltie Catharyn. 

Helmich Roelofszen, Gerritje. 

Jannetje Pieters. 
Johannes Waldron, Anneken. 

Anneken Jans. 
Salomon Fredricxen, Jeremias. 

Annetje Barents. 
Willem Homp, Lys- Jannetje. 

beth Claeszen. 
Anthony Sarley, Jo- Jacobus. 

syntie Jans. 
Andries Marschalck, Joris. 

Elisabeth Van Gel- 



Hermanus Borger, Fran- 

cyntie Stultheer. 
Willem Bancker, Isaac de 
Peyster, Elisabeth Banc- 
kers, Cornelia de Pey- 
Francis Denys, TrVntie 

Bartholomans Ee roux, 

Geertrdyt Van Rolle- 

John Sprat, Belitie Byle- 

Willem Janszen, Judith 


Jacob de Key, Debora de 

Jacob Eeendertszen Van 

der Grist, Margareta 

Van de Grist. 
Cornelis Quick, Grietje 

Cozyns, Gerritje Quick. 
Wolfert AVebber, Geertie 

Pieter Corneliszen, Fim- 

metje Hendricx. 

Thomas Ekkinszen, Sara 

Cornelis Vielen, Grietie 

Willem Nagel, Maryken 

Thymen Van Borsum, 
Maryken Van Nes. 

Samuel Waldron, Corne- 
lia de Peyster. 

Pieter Willemszen, Sara 

Jan Le maistre, Magdale- 
na Homp. 

Jan Pieterszen Bos, Tryn- 
tie Meynaerts. 

Jan Van Gelder, Tanne- 
ken Van Gelder. 

50 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York 


den 4 diet. 



den 8 dicto. 


den 10 dicto. 



den 25 diet. 


den 29 diet. 





den 1 Apr. 


den 5 diet. 


den 11 diet. 

den 12 diet. 


Benjamin Provoost, Agnietje. 

Elsje Grim. 
Laurens Corn. Coeck, Barent 

Margariet Barents. 
Pieter Jansz. V. Lan- Jan. 

gendyck, Geertie 

Eldert Lucaszen, Hendrick. 

Styntie Hendricx. 
Christiaen Snediger, Willemtie. 

Pietertje Adriaens. 
Isaac Van Giesen, Hendrick. 

Cornelia Hen- 
Jan de Lamontagne, Rachel. 

Anneken Waldrons. 
Johannes Van Gelder, Gerrit. 

Aefje Roos. 
Joris Abrahamszen, Sara. 

Annetje Theunis. 
Joseph Smit, Maria Joseph. 

Jan Jacobszen, Mar- Petrus. 

grieta Snedigers. 
Laurens Matthyszen, Maria. 

Janneken Hendricx. 
Jan Meeck, Grietie Johannes. 

Maurits Couvors, An- Theunis. 

neken Fonteyn. 
Pauliis Turck, Marri- Sara. 

tie Martens. 
Jan Ryder, Arriaentie Wyntie. 

Frans Corneliszen, Cornelis. 

Janneken Dey. 
Andries Grevenraet, Elisabeth. 

Anna Van Burg. 
Hartman Michiels- Enoch. ^ 

zen, Marritie Dircx. 
Ide Ariaenszen, Ibel Lysbeth. 

Barent Christiaens- Barent. 

zen, Geertie Dircx. 
Carsten Luersen, Geertruydt. 

Geertie Quick. 
Isaacq Stoiitenburg, Willemtie. 

Neeltje TJyttenbo- 

Alexander Lam, Lys- Lysbeth. 

beth Coninck. 


Jillis Provoost, David Pro- 
voost, Maria Hybon. 

Isaac de Foreest, Elsje 

Theunis Gysbertszen Bo- 
gaert, Neeltie Cornelis. 

Pieter Janszen, Lysbeth 

Gerrit Snediger, Lysbeth 

Hendrick Joriszen, Mar- 
ritie Hendricx. 

Daniel Waldron, Lysbeth 
Van Imsburg. 

Hermanus Van Gelder, 
Cornelia Roos. 

Theiinis Gysbertszen, 
Marritje Hans. 

Pieter de La Nov, Isaac 
Bedlo, Lysbeth Bedlo. 

Johannes Janszen, Grietie 

Jan Hermanszen, Metje 

Jillis Mandeviel, Kniertie 

Theunisjanszen Couvors, 
Barbara Lucas, 

Joris Martenszen, Sara 



Theunis Gysbertszen Bo- 

Theunis de Key, Marga- 

reta de Riemer. 
-Johannes Clement, Anne- 
ken Jacobs. 

Theunis Idenszen, Anne- 
tie Van Couwenhoven. 

Cornelis Dyckman, Jan- 
neken Dircx. 

Johannes Van der Spie- 
gel, Marritie Luersen. 

Pieter Stoutenbiirg, Wil- 
lemtje Claes. 

Heyman Coninck, Marri- 
tie Andries. 


1 882.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


den 19 diet. Olfert Sourten, Mar- Sourt. 

grietie Cloppers. 
Eodem. Thomas Glead, Hes- Hanna. 

Eodem. Cornelis Claeszen, Lysbeth. 

Aeltie Bogaert. 
den 5 diet. William Nicols, An- Henry. 

na Van Renselaer. 

den 22 diet. Cornelis Langevelt, Johannes. 
Marie Greenlant. 

[467] . 
den 26 dicto. Andries Thamson, Maria. 

Mary Breedstede. 
Eodem. Claes Van Hevnin- Cornelis. 

gen, Janneken Kiers. 

Eodem. Leendert Lievens, Jaepje. 

Elisabeth Harden- 

den 10 May. Theunis Janszen, Els- Jan. 

je Hendricx. 
den 13 dicto. Pieter Prae, Maria Lysbeth. 


Eodem. Simon Breedstede, Christoffel. 

Janneken Van Laer. 
den 1 7 dicto. Jan Willemsz. Neer- Elisabeth. 

ing, Anna Cathari- 

na Mevert. 
den 26 dicto. Jacob Van Gesel, Cornelis. 

Geertruydt Reyniers. 
Eodem. Abraham Rycken, Abraham. 

Margariet Buyten- 

den 1 Jun. Albertus Van de Wa- Heyltie. 

ter, Pieternel Clop- 
den 15 dicto. Dirck ten Eyck, Aefje Abraham. 

den 18 dicto. John Disselton, Cor- Margariet. 

nelia Willems. 
den 22 dicto. Jan Doiiw, Catharyn Adriaen. 

den 1 Jul. Jacques Terneur.Aef- Maria. 

je Michielszen. 
Eodem. Robbert Wydt, Jaco- Lysbeth. 

myntie Rollegom. 
den 4 dicto. Thomas Franszen, Maryken. 
Tryntie Breedstede. 


Sourt Olfertszen, Margrie- 

tie Hagen. 
Hendrick Jacobszen, Ma- 
ryken Gj'sberts. 
Gysbert Theuniszen Bo- 
gaert, Lysbeth Claes. 
De H r Henry Sleachter, 
Gouverneur; DeH r Rich- 
ard Englischby, Majoor, 
Abigael Jongson. 
Thomas Laurenszen Po- 
pinga, Pieter Jacobszen 
Marius, Geesje Lievens. 
Jan Hybon, Marritje 

Barent Janszen Bosch, 
Dievert Van Heynin- 
Laurens Thomaszen, 

Jaepje Hardenberg. 

Jan Theuniszen, Maryken 

Johannes Van der S])ie- 

gel, Lysbeth Van der 

Johannes Van Laer, Ca- 

tharina Van I^aer. 
Theunis de Key, Agnietie 

de Key. 

Adolf Pieterszen, Christi- 
na de Honneur. 

Sybert Hercxken, Mar- 
ritje Abrahams. 

Olfert Sourten, Heyltie 
Cloppers, Ariaentie Van 
de Water. 

Willem Helleken, Lj v s- 
beth Hegeman. 

Jacobus Kip, Hendrickje 

Conradus Van der Beeck, 
Blandina Kierstede. 

Thomas Terneur, Gelaifte 
de Lamontagne. 

Jan Joosten, Maryken 

Andries Breedstede, Ma- 
ria Andries. 

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

den 7 dicto. 

den 1 1 dicto. 


den 26 dicto. 

den 2 Aug. 

[46S] _ 
den 16 diet. 



den 19 diet. 

den 4 Sept. 

den 6 diet. 

den 9 diet, 
den 13 diet. 
den 20 diet. 

den 27 diet. 
den 30 diet. 

den 4 Oct. 


Isaac Breser, Aeltie 

Gen-it Onkelbach, 

Elisabeth Van 

Claes Corneliszen, 

Catalyntie Jans. 
Johannes Thomas- 

zen, Aefje Jacobs. 
Johannes Oudtman, 

Femmetje Kock. 
Hendrick Kermer, 

Annetje Thomas. 
Leendert de Graen, 

Gerritje Quick. 
Laurens Thomaszen, 

Catharina Lievens. 
Abraham Santvoort, 

V r o u \v t i e Van 

Capt. Charles Lodo- 

wv-ck, Margareta 

Joh. Jansz. Ver Brug, 

Anna M. Van Gie- 

Isaac de Riemer, Ael- 
tie Wessels. 
Jacobus Isaackszen, 

Catharina Bor- 

Johannes Van Rom- 
men, Annetie Pels. 
Arent Fredericksxen, 

Hester Daniels. 
Barent Hvbon, Sara 

Tobias Stoutenburg, 
Anna V. Rollegom. 

M r Ab. de Lanoy, 

Cornelia Tol. 
Roelof Liibbertszen, 

Ursiilina Thvmens. 
Joris Elswaert, Ari- 

aentie Romme. 
Willem Xazareth, 

Helena Broiiwers. 

Pieter Janszen, Fvtie 



Susanna. Laurens Colevelt, Sara 

Neeltie. Adriaen Van Schayck, 

Rebecca Idens. 

Anna. Ariaen Appel, Catharina 

Rachel. Claes Rosenvelt, Hilletje 

Johannes. Abraham Van de Water, 

Catharina Rug. 
Thomas. Jacob Van Tilburg, Ma- 

ryken DuVcking. 
Cornelia. Jan Eckens, Applonia 

Lodowyck. Thomas Laurenszen Po- 

pinga, Geesje Barents. 
Anna Maria. Nicolaes Rosenvelt, Mag- 

dalena Van Vleck. 

Anne. Samuel Meynard, Anna 


Trvntie. M* ReVnier Van Giesen, 

Dirckje Cornelis. 

Isaac. Matthienus Clearson, 

Christina Wessels. 

Lysbeth. Isaac Abrahamszen, Jan- 
netje Jans. 

Evert. Jan Langestraten, I\[aria 


Anneken. Fredrick Arentszen, An- 
neken Ackerman. 

Maria. Laurens Thomaszen, 

Rebbecca Ennes. 

Lucas. Bartholomaus Le roux, 

Geertruydt Van Rolle- 

Catharina. Hendrickje DuVcking. 

Janneken. Johannes Thvmens, An- 
neken Jacobs. 

Joris. Willem Elswaert, Pieter- 

nel Romme. 

Anna. Barent Van Tilborg, Jo- 

sias Dreth, Aeltie Brou- 

Jannetie. Jacob Thyssen, Marritie 

[8S2.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in A r ew York. 


Eodem. Corn. Jacobsz. Ver- Maria. 

duyn, Sara Van 

den 7 diet. Cornelis Tack, Bar- Jacobus. 

ber Jans. 

den 1 1 diet. Barent Janszen, Die- 

vertie Van Hey- 

den 1 8 diet. Urban us Thomas- 

zen, Marritje 

den 21 diet. Gen it Leydecker, 

Neeltje Cornelis. 
Eodem. Isaac Kip, Sara de 

den 25 diet. Nicol. Willem Stfiy- 

vesant, Elisabeth 
[469] Slechtenhorst. 

Eodem. Bern. Hardenbroeck, 

Elisabeth Coely. 
Eodem. Willem Helleken, 

Tryntje P3oelens. 
Eodem. Johannes Klopper, 

Margareta Hage. 
den 28 diet. Pieter Van der Schu- 

ren, Sara Fredricx. 
den 1 Nov. Lamb. Ariaenszen, 

Margrietie Gerrits. 
Eodem. Bartholetnus Le 

Roiix, Geertruyd 

Van Rollegom. 
Eodem. Laurens Arentszen, 

Francyntie Thomas. 
Eodem. Claes Arentszen, Ja- 

comyntie V. Est. 
den 4 D. Theunis Hercxen, 

Sophia Hendricx. 
den 8 D. Theunis Janszen, Ca- 

tharina Theunis. 
den 11. D. Adriaen Man, An- 

netje Oothout. 
den 15 diet. Johannes Martier, 

Rachel Van Tien- 

den 18 diet. Jacob Van Noort- 

strant, Annetje 

Eodem. Jacob Colve,Jannetie 



Brandt Schuyler, Anna 
Van Renselaer. 

Jan Adamszen M^etselaer, 
Ab. Metselaer, Bernliar- 
dus Swart-wout, Geertie 


Claes Janszen Van Hey- 

ningen, Janneken Ba- 



Joris Martenszen, Neeltie 



Clement Elswaert, Mar- 

ritje Cornelis. 


Pieter de Mill, Tryntie de 

Foreest, Baerlie Kip. 


Balthazar Bayard, de 

huysv. Van Jan Mer- 



Nelt Tangel, Janneken 

Van Dyck. 


Boelen Roelofszen, Ca- 

tharina Klock. 


Olfert Zourt, Margareta 

Kloppers. ^fteoi 
Salomon Fredricx, Grietie 




Maryken Gerrits. 


Jan Joosten, Aefje Lucas, 


Fredrick Thomaszen, 

Ariaentie Bayard. 


Balthazar Bayard, Catho- 

lyntie Van Est. 


Jacobus Hercxen, Annet- 

je Hercx. 


Pieter Willemszen, Jan- 

neken Thomas. 


Johannes Kip, Rachel 



Jan de Martier, M r Lucas 

Tienhoven, Tryntie 



Andries Marschalck, An- 

netje Van Noortstrant. 


Jacobus Gouldt, Jaco- 



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


den 22 diet. Frans Goddeus, Re- Sara. 

becca Ennes. 
den 29 diet. Jacobus Gcuildt, Jan- Frans. 

netje Cousart. 
den 2 Dec. Hermanus V. Gelder, Anneken. 

Tryntie Theunis. 

den 6 dicto. Gerrit Brasser, Catha- Hendrick. 

rina Hardenbroeck. 
Eodem. Cornells Kregier, An- Simon. 

11a Bordings. 
Eodem. Cap* Theunis de Key, Aelena.* 

[470] Helena Van Brug. 

den 16 Dec. Michiel Dircxen,Jan- Waldron. 

netie Dumont. 
den 25 dicto. Richard Aschfield, Anna Elisa- 

Maria Wessels. beth. 

den 27 dicto. Abraham Ackerman, Anneken. 
Aeltie Van Laren. 


Laurens Thomaszen, Sa- 
ertie Ennes. 

Olfert Sourt, Aefje Lau- 

Theunis Idenszen, Anne- 
ken Montenack, Lys- 
beth Van Gelder. 

Evert Brasser, Metie 

Dirck Hooglant, Mary- 
ken Kip. 

Henricus de Meyert, An- 
na Van Brug. 

Isaacq Kip, Neeltje Cor- 

Pieter de Riemer, Jaco- 
bus Ver Flancken, 
Christina Wessels. 

Johannes Van Laren, Ca- 
tharina Van Laren. 

A° 1692. 

den 3 Jan. Claes Borger, Sara Isaacq. 

Eodem. Isaacq Van Vleck, Cornelia. 

Catalyntie de La- 

Eodem. Cornells Quick, Ma- Rebecca. 

ryken Van Hoogten. 
den 10 diet. Isaac de Foreest, Henricus. 

Lysbeth Van der 

Eodem. Heyman Coninck, Johannes. 

Marritie Andries. 
den 3 Febr. Johannes Kip, Catha- Blandina. 

rina Kierstede. 
den 5 dicto. Jeremias Tothil, Jen- Jacob. 

neken de Key. 

den 7 dicto. Jacob Mauritszen, Gerardus. 

Margrietie Leen- 

derts, Van der 

den 10 dicto. Jan Schepmoes, Els- Borger. 

je Borgers. 
den 21 diet. Johannes Jurcxen, Harmen. 

Janneken Derets. 

Joris Borger, Maryken 

Jacob Phaenix, Cornelia 

de Peyster. 

Pieter Jansz. Van Til- 
burg, Tryntie Nicolaes. 

Henricus Selyns, Predi- 
cant, alhier, Maria de 

Jacob Coninck, Tietie 

Abraham Kip, Rachel 

Cap' Theunis de Key, 
Cap' Hicx, Agnietie de 
Key, Margariet de La- 

Daniel Veenvos, Cathryn- 
tie Nieuwenhuysen. 

Claes Borger, Annetie 

Jan Hermanszen, Lys- 
beth Van Ge'der. 

* Died bef- re re~eivi-,g ' aptism. 

1882.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


den 28 dicto. Victor Bicker, Claes- Gerritje. 

je Blanck. 
Eodem. Nicolaes Rosenvelt. Jacobus. 

Hilletje Jans. 
Eodem. Jan Legget, Catalina Christina. 

ten Broeck. 
den 2 Mart. Theunis Corneliszen, Claesje. 

Annetje Claes. 
den 6 dicto. Jacobus Berry, Lys- Aefje. 

beth Lucas. 
Eodem. Jean Le Montez, He- Jean. 

[471] lena Fel. 

den 13 dicto. Theunis Tiebout, Ma- Sara. 

ryken Van de Wa- 
Eodem. Jacob Van Tilburg, Metje. 

Grietie Kermer. 
den 16 diet. Isaac Bedlo, Hermi- Elisabeth. 

na Van Groenen- 

den 20 diet. Hendrick Rycken, Grietie. 

Catharina Jans. 
Eodem. Jacobus Franszen, Sara 

Magdaleentie Cor- Rachel [M 


Eodem. Lucas Kierstede, Jacobus. 

Rachel Kip. 
den 23 dicto. Wydt Timmer, Jan- Pieter. 

netje Joris. 
den 27 diet. Cornelis Duytman, Nicolaes. 

Jannetje Dircx. 
Eodem. Jean de La Maistre, Tanneken. 

Rudje Waldron. 
den 6 Apr. Major Ab. de PeV- Johannes. 

ster, Catharina de 

den 10 diet. Richard Ellesen, Su- Rebecca. 

sanna Hardt. 
den 13 dicto. Jan Willemszen, Ma- Willem. 

ryken Bastiaenszen. 
Eodem. Jan Evertszen, Lys- Cornelis. 

beth Pluvier. 
den 1 7 dicto. Jacob Corn. Stille, Rachel. 

Marritje Hendricx. 
Eodem. Johannes Waldron, Annetie. 

Annetje Gerrits. 
Eodem. Egbert Stephensz. V. Jannetje. 

Zyl, Anneken Du- 



Albert Bosch, Tryntie 

Johannes Thomaszen, 

Vrouwtje Van Hoorn. 
Cap' Brandt Schuyler, 

Lysbeth ten Broeck. 
Jacob Corneliszen Stille, 

Wiliemtje Claes. 
Cap' Brandt Schuyler, 

Hillegond Lucas. 
Hendrick Jacobszen, He- 
lena Demarets. 
Jan Tiebout, Grietie Ver 


Hendrick Kermer, An- 
netje Thomas. 

Pieter de Riemer, Claes 
Borger, Maria Bedlo. 

Willem Du Puy, Margrie- 

tie Du Puy. 
Claes Franszen en Syn 
huysvr., Manitie Corne- 
lis, Simon Van Schermer- 
hoorn, en Syn huysvr. Wil- 
iemtje Schermerhoorn. 
Johannes Kip, Jacobus 

Kierstede, Maria Kip. 
Tvmon Van Borsum, 

Weyntie Stoiitenburg. 
Johannes Duytman, Ca- 

tharyn Appels. 
Pieter Oblinius, Cornelia 

Johannes de Peyster, 

Maria Van Balen. 

Jeams Pencer, Christina 

Pieter Willemszen, Metje 

M r Samuel Staets, Hester 

Hendrick Janszen, Aefje 

Jan Gerritszen, Grietie 

Assuerus Hendricxen, 

Judith Dutiio. 


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



den 20 Apr. 

den 24 dicto 


den 27 diet, 
den 1 May. 

den 4 diet, 
den 8 diet. 

den 11 diet. 
den 14 diet. 

den 15 diet. 

Jan Varick, Sara Vis- 
Jonathan Provoost, 

Catharina Van der 

Pieter Willemszen, 
Hester Van Gelder. 
Johannes Harden- 

broeck, Sara Van 

Hendrick Gerritszen, 

Marritie Waldron. 
Arent Hermanszen, 

Eva Lubberts. 
'Sjaeck Fonteyn, An- 

neken Webbers. 
Joost Palding, Ca- 

thryn Duyts. 

Theunis Janszen, Els- 

je Hendricx. 
Daniel Veenvos, 

Christina Van der 

PauliisTurck, Junior, 

Marritje Martens. 
Johannes Van der 

Spiegel, Maryken 

Jan Janszen Mol, En- 

geltie Pieters. 
Tobias ten Eyck, 

Lysbeth Hegeman. 
Theunis Roelofszen, 

Tryntie Claes. 
de H'William Nicols, 

Anna Renselaer. 








Gerrit Jochemszen, Helena. 

Catharina Cantly. 
Jeremias Kennip, Abigael. 

Anna Wood. 
Simon Claeszen, Gerrit. 

Tryntie Gerrits. 
Gysbert Van Imburg, Rachel. 

Jannetie Pieters. 
Pieter Van Tilburg, Frans. 
Lysbeth Van Hoog- 
Hendrick Jilliszen, Johannes. 

Elsje Rosenvelt. 


Abraham Van de Water, 
Femmetje Kock. 

Thomas Laurenszen Po- 
pinga, Annetie Duyck- 

Johannes Van Gelder, 
Ariaentie Gerrits. 

Simon Breedstede, Catha- 
rina Van Laer. 

Isaacq Gerritszen, Anne- 
tie Waldron. 
Samuel Waldron, Maria 

Ver Veelen. 
Wolfert Webber, Geertie 

Arent Isaacksz. Van 

Hoeck, Lysbeth Stee- 

Johannes Hooglant, An- 

netje Hendricx. 
Gerrit Van Tricht, Mar- 

gareta Van Grist. 

Joris Martenszen, Geertie 

Carsten Leursen, Geertie 


Annetie Thomas. 

Joseph Hegeman, Mary- 
ken ten Proeck. 

Jan Claeszen, Pietertje 

Philip Franszen, Jaco- 
bus Cortlant, Catharina 

Wolfert Ecken, Annetie 

Theunis de Key, Helena 
Van Brug. 

Alexander Lam, Lysbeth 

Abraham Messuur, Lys- 
beth Van Imburg. 

Jan Van Tilburg, Ariaen- 
tie Thomas. 

Fredrick Harmenszen, 
Margrietie Jans. 

The Last Ancestral Homes of the Wallabout. \j 


By William Remsen Mulford, F.R. H.S. 

"Through thy battlements, Newstead, the hollow winds whistle ; 
Thou, the hall of my fathers, art gone to decay ; 
In thy once smiling garden the hemlock and thistle 
Have choked up the rose which late bloomed in the way. 

" Of the mail-covered barons, who proudly to battle 
Led their vassals, from Europe to Palestine's plain, 
The escutcheon and shield which with ev'ry blast rattle 
Are the only sad vestiges now that remain." — Byron. 

In what was once a retired part of the Wallabout,* on the Long Island 
shore, stands a comfortable and spacious mansion, whose high peaked 
roof and white upper stories, gleaming through the foliage with which it 
was surrounded, have often attracted the attention of passers by. Its dig- 
nified appearance did not deceive, for it has been the home of a very old 
family, who have wielded a not unimportant influence in things social, 
civil, and military in these parts in past years. 

This was the old residence of General Jeremiah Johnson, the Com- 
mandant of the Kings County Militia in 1812, Judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas of Kings County, Vice-President of the American Insti- 
tute of New York City, and Mayor of Brooklyn. These were some of the 
public offices which he filled, but his useful labors do not end here, for, 
being an excellent Dutch scholar, and possessing antiquarian tastes, he 
has done much toward preserving Colonial history, more than his name 
will ever receive the full credit for, although there is not an older historian 
who has written anything concerning Western Long Island, with whose 
works we are at all conversant, who does not make courteous acknow- 
ledgment of assistance from him. The Rev. Dr. Strong, of the Dutch 
Reformed Church, author of a history of Flatbush, in speaking of the Gen- 
eral's knowledge of this kind, says : " If there was an ancient tree or 
stump connected with some memorial of the past he knew of it, and he 
was the one to mark it by a monumental stone." 

Near this place, on the southern shore of the Wallabout Bay, in very 
remote times settled the progenitor of the well-known Rapelyea family, 
and the father of Sarah Rapelyea, so long thought to have been the first 
child born of European parents in the New Netherlands. She was born 
June 9, 1625. Her father purchased a tract of land here from the Indians, 
called Rennegaconck, which included the grounds of the U. S. Marine 
Hospital. A silver drinking cup with a lid, or tankard, was presented to 
Sarah Rapelyea, and this venerable relic of 1625 is still in the possession 
of the Johnson family, who are descended from the original recipient, in 
good condition. 

First as to the estate upon which the Johnson mansion stands. This 

* It will, of course, be remembered that the term "Wallabout" comes from Walloon, of which province 
the first settlers here were inhabitants immediately previous to emigrating, and the Dutch word " boght," 
signifying bay or cove. In course ot time the word Wallabout was applied to the district bordering thereon 
while the tautological addition "Bay " was used when the actual indentation of the river was referred to 

■jg The Last Ancestral Homes of the Wallabout. [Jan., 

belonged to the General's maternal ancestors, the Remsens. Away back 
in early Colonial days, Rem Jansen Vanderbeeck acquired this estate, 
either by patent or purchase.* He was the progenitor of all the Remsens. 
The name Remsen arose from the custom followed by the Knickerbocker 
settlers of dropping the cognomen and adding "sen" to the Christian name 
of the father, the name Remsen meaning son of Rem, or Rem's son. Rem 
Jansen Vanderbeeck married Jannetie Rapelyea, a sister of Sarah, and finally 
settled upon this estate, having first sojourned a while at Albany. He was a 
magistrate under the second Dutch administration. It is said that Rem's 
wife when a child was taken across from Governor's to Long Island in a 
tub by a squaw, so narrow then was Buttermilk Channel. This fact was 
preserved in an old memorandum for testimony in a suit at law, presented 
to the N. Y. Hist. Society by the late Peter A. Jay, of N. Y. It has been 
hinted — and here we would not be understood as saying anything more 
positive — that Rem Jansen Vanderbeeck was descended from an ancient 
family of that name in Upper Germany, who bore arms granted by the 
Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. He left a number of children, from whom 
are descended so many of the iater well-known Remsens : Col. Remsen, 
of Newtown, Henry Remsen, prominent merchant of New York in Revo- 
lutionary times, and member of the Chamber of Commerce, the present 
Robert G. Remsen, Esq., M.D., William Remsen, Esq., Counsellor-at-Law, 
of New York, and others. Isaac and Jeremias, however, acquired the 
paternal estate, by purchase from the widow and other heirs of their respec- 
tive interests, and Jeremias subsequently acquired possession of the whole. 
The deed by which Isaac conveyed his half to Jeremias bears date 
" the Twenty-seventh day of March in the year of our Lord Christ one 
thousand seven hundred and four and in ye third year of the reign of 
our Sovereign Lady Ann by the grace of God of England, Scotland, 
France and Ireland, Queen defender of ye faith, etc."f It has not 
been recorded, but is probably still in the possession of the Johnson 
family, as it was some years ago. Jeremias devised this farm to his 
son Jeremias (2), who, dying without issue, " left it to his relative, Barent 
Johnson," \ the General's, faiher, who had married Anne, the sister of 
Col. Jeromus Remsen, of Newtown, who fought in the now classic French 
and Indian war, and commanded the Queens County Regiment at the 
battle of Long Island. Barent was attached to the American cause 
through the Revolution, and became a captain in the King's County Mili- 
tia. He, being a person of means, loaned large sums of money to help on 
his struggling countrymen, requiring, it is said, nothing but a simple re- 
ceipt for the amount loaned. The ancestor of the Johnson family was 
John Barentsen Van Driest, who came from Zutphen, in Guelderland, in 
1657, and settled in Gravesend.§ 

This home of General Johnson's is the last but one of the many old 
seats with which these shores once abounded, and now, like many other 
structures of historic interest in and about New York, it is shortly, we 
understand, to be demolished ; and it is singularly apposite that its only 
surviving neighbor is an old Remsen homestead, the habitation of the 
last descendants, in the male line, of this old family (by whom the Johnson 
estate was originally owned) who remained in the vicinity, all others of 

* Vide Riker's History of Newtown. 

t See Abstract of Johnson Homestead Farm, by Ingraham. 
% Vide Riker's History of Newtown, 
•§ /did. 

1 88 2.] The Last Ancestral Homes of the Wallabout. •sg 

the name having long since removed. The superstructure of the Remsen 
house remains, but in a very altered state. It originally stood on an 
eminence, surrounded by lawns and shaded by large trees, and commanded 
an extensive view of the Wallabout Bay and of the opposite shore of New 
York ; and within was a fire-place edged with the celebrated Dutch tiles. 
This branch of the Remsen family had been resident here and in the older 
house below (a front and rear view of which is given in Valentine's Manual 
of the City of New York for 1858, pp. 465 and 470) time out of mind, and 
among the relics still shown in the family are an ancient mahogany card 
table and a sword with an engraved steel blade stained with blood-rust ; 
family tradition alleging that the card table was once the property of a 
bishop, and that the sword belonged to a British officer, and is a memento 
of the occupation of this place by the British in the Revolution, and further 
that it had been used in the Crusades. From this last claim, however, con- 
necting this sword with those remote and dire conflicts between Cross and 
Cresent, we confess that we are sufficiently tinctured with nineteenth century 
vandalism to withhold full credence. On the death of Mr. Abraham A. 
Remsen, a contemporary of General Johnson, the Remsen house formed 
part of that share of his estate which fell to his son, Colonel Peter V. 
Remsen, who occupied it until a street was about to be carried through 
the place, whereupon the superstructure was removed to its present posi- 
tion. Colonel Remsen was a judge-advocate in the New York Militia, a 
member of Major-General Van Buren's staff, and a well-known lawyer in 
New York City, where he practised for some years, being the head of the 
law firm of Remsen & Clarkson. Here in the Remsen house he used to 
entertain the Major-General and his staff, when the militia was in the habit 
of encamping on the extensive vacant lands around the then village of 
Williamsburgh, and with many a lively company of gaily uniformed officers 
has its hospitable dining-room been filled. He married the widow of Wil- 
liam Ironside, Esquire, a private secretary to Gov. Tompkins, and a friend 
of Washington Irving. He was a member of the United States Bar, and a 
son of George Edmund Ironside, M.A., LL.D., formerly of Aberdeen- 
shire, Scotland, who published several classical works in New York, in the 
early part of the present century, but who spent the latter part of his life at 
Washington, D. C. He was a descendant of the ancient British family of 
Ironside, whose arms are engraved on his plate. Dr. Ironside was a skilled 
linguist and foreign correspondence clerk in the U. S. State Department. 
Mrs Remsen was a lady of great beauty, superior accomplishments, and 
fine education, and while attending the state levees and ambassadors' 
receptions at the capital with her father-in-law, Dr. Ironside, had met 
many distinguished statesmen of the day, and her descriptions of diplo- 
matic society in the days of John Quincy Adams' administration were both 
vivid and interesting. She had often played whist with Henry Clay, and 
has related to the writer many pleasant accounts of witty conversations 
with and anecdotes of noted diplomatists of that time. One he re- 
calls at this moment. Once, in conversation with the Hon. John C. Cal- 
houn, of South Carolina, he referred to a similarity between the first two 
initials of '.heir names (her first and middle names commencing with the 
same letters, J and C), remarking : "Well, you are J. C, and 1 am J. C.j 
which do you think the best J. C. ? " To which she replied : "Why my 
own J. C, to be sure." Whereupon the great exponent of States' rights 
laughed heartily, seeming to quite enjoy the surprise caused by her inde- 

aq The Last Ancestral Homes of the Wallabout. [Jan. 

pendence in not deigning to flatter him, as he doubtless thought she would 
when he put the question. After that he always called her "Mrs. J. C." 
She often spoke of Clay's speaking in the Senate, dwelling with particular 
emphasis on his grace and boldness of style. She had also met many lite- 
rary men in New York, whose names have now become very famous. A 
few years ago she gave the writer, who is her grandson,* a set of Wash- 
ington Irving's works which were presented to her by that author, which 
he now has. But we must hasten on to give a few facts about the John- 
son homestead, the Revolutionary Captain, and of his son, the General of 
1812, who dwelt there. 

This homestead stood on a slight elevation, which was terraced in front 
and sloped off gradually at the sides and rear. The terrace was ascended 
by a row of stone steps. The house consisted of a main building, of the 
form of an oblong square, with small wings at either extremity. The easterly 
and westerly walls were lower than the other portions of the structure, and 
the roof being very high there were more stories at the sides than at the 
front or rear. Across the front of the main building was a long piazza, 
which must have been an exceedingly pleasant place on summer days from 
which to enjoy the refreshing western breezes, cooled by their passage over 
the blue waters of the East River and Wallabout Bay. The grounds were 
rilled with fine trees. There were some noble horse-chestnuts, and some 
very beautiful locusts. There were also many evergreens and other vari- 
eties of vegetation. The interior of the house was constructed and 
arranged as in the better class of contemporaneous Long Island home- 
steads. The mantelpieces were high and the shelves narrow, the fire-places 
wide and capacious. The exterior was always beautifully white and neat. 
The present structure was completed in 1S01, and was erected upon, or 
near the site of the old one. 

Here, on this spot, just as the angry mutterings of the Revolution were 
beginning to be heard, was born General Jeremiah Johnson, January 23, 
1766 ; so that just as the full experiences of that trying and bitter contest 
were at their height, he was old enough to understand and recollect them. 
His father, Barent, as we have said, was a captain in the militia, and took 
an active interest in the movements of the times. He was the brother-in- 
law of Colonel Jeromus Remsen, of Newtown, and like him he went to 
the front at the invasion of Long Island. He encamped with the Kings 
County Militia at Harlem, in 1776, and was made prisoner in 1777, " but 
obtained his parole through the interposition of a Masonic brother with 
General Howe.'f Captain Johnson died on November 6, 1782. His 
widow afterward married Lambert Suydam, Captain of the Kings County 
Troop of Horse, on September 20, 1786. Captain Suydam, Mr. Riker tells 
us, was a Whig at the opening of the Revolution, and did essential service. 
General Johnson's mother died on her birthday, in 1792, aged forty-seven 
years. \ Thus we see his surroundings were of a decidedly military char- 
acter. His father was a soldier in the Revolution, his mother was a sister 
of a soldier who not only fought at the battle of Long Island, but had seen 
service in the French and Indian war, his step-father was a captain of horse 
in his native county, and the General's own birthplace was in the midst of 
some of the most trying and terrible scenes of that long and unequal war 

* One of Mrs. Remsen's daughters by her first husband, Mr. Ironside, married Hervey Mulford, and is 
the mother of the writer. 

t I 'ide Thompson's History of Long Island. 

J / 'ide Biographical Address by the Rev. Dr. Samuel Roosevelt Johnson. 

1 882. J The Last Ancestral Homes of the Wallabout. j\\ 

which gave our nation birth. Here, too, his boyhood was spent, and under 
such circumstances was his character formed. 

General Johnson early became a town officer. He was a trustee of 
Brooklyn for twenty years, and a supervisor for forty years. In connec- 
tion with this last fact, we will give an amusing anecdote from a most 
agreeable sketch of the General, which appeared among the collections of 
the American Institute. We all recollect Washington living's playful allu- 
sions to the use of the long pipe in Knickerbocker councils, and the fol- 
lowing, given in the author's own words, will show that the use of these 
commodities was an actually established custom : 

" The tenacity with which the early settlers of ' New Netherlands and 
many of their descendants, adhered to their simple and innocent habits is 
very remarkable. It is within the recollection of several who were in the 
habit of attending the meetings of the Board of Supervisors, to have seen 
General Johnson presiding, with a long pipe in his mouth, surrounded by 
other members addicted to the use of the weed, enjoying the luxury of the 
tube in the midst of their deliberations." * 

General Johnson was elected a Member of the Legislature in 1809 
and 18 10, and we are told that at the beginning of the second war with 
England he was at first only a junior captain, but that when one was 
solicited to go out in command on the frontier, he, volunteering to go, 
became a colonel. He had been active in raising troops at home, 
and took a great interest in military affairs. After this he was made 
General of the 22d Brigade of Infantry, numbering 1,750 men, and took 
command.f He superintended the construction of a line of intrench- 
ments from Gowanus to Fort Greene, upon which barracks were erected. 
Here he is said to have proved himself an excellent disciplinarian ; 
and from the circumstances under which his character was formed, he, 
like General Jackson, was undoubtedly calculated to make a good com- 
manding officer and military leader. These were times of brisk and lively 
preparation, for an actual invasion was expected and rhe remembrance of 
the consequences of the previous occupation of Long Island by foreign 
forces, in all probability gave vigor and vivacity to these operations to 
prevent a repetition of it. 

General Johnson was Mayor of Brooklyn in 1837, 1838, and 1839. He 
was noted for his punctuality. When he was Mayor he always ordered the 
roll to be called at three o'clock precisely. If a quorum was present 
business went on, if not the meeting stood adjourned to the next time 
designated. In his portrait in the Common Council Chamber, painted by 
the noted artist Win. S. Mount, he is represented with a watch in his hand, 
pointing to the dial. This was designed as a memento of his great love 
of promptness. 

Though unpretending as regards literary ability, the General was, as we 
have said before, a very good Dutch scholar, and his translations of patents 
and records in that language have been commended as being so exactly 
literal. He translated Vonderdonck's History of the New Netherlands 
for the New York Historical Society, which maybe found among the pub- 
lished collections of that organization. General Johnson's memory enabled 
him to give probably the clearest accounts of the horrors connected with 
the "Prison Ships" that have been transmitted to us. Here were these 

* Transactions of the American Institute of the City of New Vork, 1852. 
t Vide Biographical Address by the Rev. Dr. Samuel Roosevelt Johnson. 

a 2 The Last Ancestral Homes of the Wallabont. [Jan., 

floating Pandemoniums anchored in the Wallabout Bay, within sight of his 
father's home, and every day the remains of those who were constantly 
perishing in consequence of barbarous treatment, were brought to the shore 
and buried in shallow graves. He has given some thrilling pictures of these 
terrible scenes. The General's writings relating to the Revolutionary 
period, both in manuscript and as published, ought to be carefully collected 
and edited by some able pen, as they would form a valuable addition to 
our knowledge of the British occupation of New York. With the excep- 
tion of what has been preserved by Thompson and Styles, we know 
of no other portions of these valuable fragments which have been assigned 
to a place of safety by publication. 

In addition to his active and efficient interest in other departments, 
General Johnson took a keen interest in agriculture, and at the time of his 
death was Chairman of the Board of Agriculture of the American Institute : 

Again we quote from the graceful historiographer of the Institute. 
"Early in the spring of 1837 arrangements were made by the Institute for 
holding their first public exhibition of plowing and testing plows ; designed 
to ascertain the merits of the respective plows then before the public, and 
to excite emulation of ploughmen, by suitable rewards to those who should 
exhibit the greatest skill. In this the General took an active part, and 
tendered the use of a field on his farm for the purpose, which was accepted. 
The plowing took place on the 28th day of April, 1837, in presence of a 
large concourse of people who had assembled to witness it, very much to 
the satisfaction of all concerned. The company then repaired to the vil- 
lage hotel at Wilhamsburgh, where awards were declared. On our way 
there, General Johnson assured the writer of this notice that the first iron 
plow ever used in the State of New York was first put into soil on the field 
where we had just been plowing. A large number of persons assembled 
partook of a repast prepared at the hotel, at which General Tallmadge, 
President of the Institute presided, assisted by General Johnson as Vice- 
President. Addresses were made by gentlemen from various parts of the 
country, by General Tallmadge, Colonel William L. Stone, and General 
Johnson, who, at the close of his remarks, proposed the following toast in 
Dutch, which, as it embraces a historical fact, we insert here with the 
translation. General Johnson proposed the memory of: 

" ' Joris Jansen De Rappelje, Tennis Guysbert Bogart ende Jeremiah 
Remse Vanderbeeck bow leiden van Waael in Nederlandt die ende Waal- 
leboght in Nieu Nederlandt de erste landt bowers waren begeninde in het 
jaar, 1625.' 

'"Translation : George Jansen De Rappelje, Tunis Guysbert Bogart, 
and Jeremiah Remsen Vanderbeeck, farmers from Waael in Netherlands. 
They were the first men who began farming in the New Netherlands at 
the Wallabout, in the year 1625.' " * 

In 1840 and 1841 General Johnson was again elected to the State 
Legislature. He died on October 20, 1852, at about nine o'clock in the 
evening, aged eighty-six years, eight months, and twenty-eight days. Thus 
he lived to a ripe old age a good and a useful life. 

And now the old mansion, which has undoubtedly sheltered so many 
military heroes of the three old wars of our country, and in which so many 
of their descendants have been born, is doomed. Its white walls will soon 
cease to glisten in the sunlight. One by one the stately trees are being 

* Transactions of the American Institute of the City of New York, 1852. 

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felled, and now die beautiful branches which swung so proudly in the fresh 
river breeze for so many years, are lying low in the dust. The home is 
going, and the old military leaders whose dwelling-place it was are gone. 
Their forms have disappeared from earth and the old knights will no more 
lead their soldiers out to the plains of Palestine to do battle, as they did in 
those old wars which laid the foundation of our national military greatness. 
Nor shall we ever hear again from their lips the story of hard won victory. 
All that is left for us to do is to preserve such memorials as are left, for as 
the poet has written of knights who fought in older wars, 

"Their bones are dust, 
Their good swords rust : 
Their souls are with the saints, we trust." 


(Continued from Vol. XII., p. 141, of The Record.) 

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Benjamin Cosort & Sarah Knapp. 

Thomas GreenleafT, Printer, & Ann Quackenbos. 

Joseph Lyon & Sarah Cobb. 

\Villiam Barton & Hester Farquarson. 

Henry Aborn & Abigail Baker, lately from Boston. 

Hugh Ferguson, Mariner, & Abigail Shirly, Widow. 

James Black, jun r . & Maria Rote. 

Israel Post & Abigail Frazer. 

Peter Mesier, jun r . & Susannah Barr Stewart. 

William Sing, Merch'. & Ann Bostwick. 

Robert Hamilton, Mariner, & Dorcas Congor. 

James Weeks & Miriam Doughty. 

John Norman & Ann Wheeler. 

John Douglas & Sarah Camion. 


John Little, Mariner, & Anna Ferrol. 

Benjamin Strong, Merch'. & Sarah Weeks. 

John Ball, Mariner, & Elizabeth Pike. 

Alexander Eraser & Huldah Wilkinson. 

Edward Lonargan & Mary Seagar. 

Isaac L. Kipp, Esq r . & Sarah Smith. (52) 

Henry Martlings & Hannah Porter. 

John Quackenbos, jun r . & Elizabeth Merkler, Widow. 

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Jacob Milleneaux & Elizabeth Ward, Widow. 

John Sheedy & Eleonar Foy. 

William Boyd, Merch 1 . & Martha Furman. 

Thomas O'Brian, Mariner, & Margaret Murphy. 

Nicholas Denise, late from France, & Grace Beekman, 

John Graham & Isabel Thomas, Widow. 
John Hunt Shackerly, Mariner, & Eliza Kumbell. 
James Dehart, Esq'. & Elizabeth Brewerton. 
Christopher Meng, of Orange County, & Charlotte Williams, 

of New York. 
William Christie & Sarah Seawood. 
Samuel Wheeler, Mariner, of Long Island, and Elizabeth 

Rowly, of Connecticut. 
John Scott & Mary Tharp. 
Peter Pride & Elizabeth Cooke. 
William Bruce & Margaret Allen. 
Charles Wright & Sarah Pool — both of Hempstead, Long 

John Montgomery, Mariner, & Margaret Livingston, 

Widow. (53) 

Benjamin Ward & Eleonar Gibson. 
AVilliam McCammen & Barbara Thompson. 
Andrew Marr & Elizabeth Delany. 
Joseph Smith, Mariner, & Jane Pierce. 
Francis Bloodgood & Elizabeth Cobham. 
James D Bisset & Elizabeth Black. 
Peter Tichenor & Ann Thornton. 
Zacharias Sickels & Catharine Wheeler. 
John Ducker & Ann McDonald. 
David Sherwood & Elizabeth Smith. 
Shourt Oliver Shourt & Elizabeth Johnson. 
John Royse & Lydia Bull, of Hartford, Connecticut. 
Andrew Kirkpatrick, Esq'. & Jane Bayard, both of New 

Brunswick, New Jersey. 
William Doty & Anna Mac Adam (?) 
John O'Niel & Elizabeth Hyer. 

John Kitchen & Amelia Hunt, both of West Chester County. 
Charles Piatt Rogers & Sarah Rogers. 
John Cheesman & Rachel Armstrong. 
Solomon Ball & Mary Chadwell. 
William Sergeant & Martha Williams. 

Henry Moore & Eleonar Sickels. (54) 

John McComb, jun'. & Elizabeth Glean. 
George Buncker, Mariner, & Margaret Nielson. 
Peter Stymets & Mary Thompson. 

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Jan y i st . Edward Fowler & Ann Steele. 

Jan* 31 st . Joseph Ingraham, Mariner, & Isabella Watts, Widow. 

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James Scot, Merch'. & Elizabeth Cromline Sowers. 

Enos Tompkins & Mary Crane, Widow. 

Tobias Vanzandt, jnn r . & Maria Moore. 

Duncan Eife & Rachel Lowzada. 

Andrew McCready & Jane Campbell. 

Jonathan Ross & Mary Gardner, Widow. 

Thomas Cooper & Mary Johnson. 

Frederick McDonald & Elizabeth Burger. 

Jabez Pell & Susannah Cheesman. 

Edward Shields & Catharine Simpson. 

James Buchan & Mary Burrel. 

John Johnson & Mary Smith, Widow. 

John Moore & Mary Weaver. 

John Fife & Jane Forbes. 

William Adam & Ann Handyside. 

Thomas Randal & Mary Nairn, Widow. 

John Mitchel & Ann Tilton. 

John McLaren, Merch'. & Margaret Basset. 

James Ryan & Rachel Myers. (55) 

William Stewart Skinner, Mariner, & Rebekah Blaketar, 

John Letson & Cornelia Russel. 
Uzal Tuttle & Susannah Alner. 
Louis Chodkewier (or z), late from Poland, & Ann Beek- 

man, of New York. 
John Mary Varit & Janet Smith. 
William Torrey & Margaret Nichols. 
Andrew Mather & Charlotte Bloodgood. 
John Lentz & Catharine Couch. ^ 

John Holdron & Eunice Dwight. 
John O'Brian, Mariner, & Jane Ryker. 
Robert Stanton, Mariner, & Eleonar Bunce. 
Peter McKinly & Ann Campbell. 
Abraham Fowler & Maria Kumbel. 
John Wynans & Catharine Stewart. 
John Lev/is & Sarah Cromwell. 
William Irving & Jane Stocker. 
Timothy Burr, of Hartford, Connecticut, & Susan Maria 

Hurtin, of New York. 
John King, Mariner, to Ann Moffat. 
Thomas Lake & Elizabeth Bertini. 
William Armstrong, Merch'. & Margaret Marshall. 
John Richmond, Merch'. & Catharine Campbell, Widow. 
John Clark, Druggist, & Mary Laurence. (56) 

John Lefort, late from France, & Elizabeth O'Brian, of New 

Melancton Bailis & Catharine Barr, Widow. 
David Stebbins & Sarah Cowdry. 
James Thompson & Harriet Meeks, Widow. 
Martin Reno, late from France, & Elizabeth Casy, of New 

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John Bain, Mariner, & Ann Muirhead. 

Pierre Pittet, late from Prance, & Eleonar Mitchel, of New 

William Ash & Dinah Targe. 
William Edgar, Merch*. & Ann Vanhorne. 
Godfry Crawbuck & Eleonar Concklin. 
James Jacobs, Mariner, & Catharine Dwight. 


Piere Massonnean, late from S\ Domingo, & Susannah Niel- 
son, of New York. 
, Jacob Varrian & Lucretia Macfale. 
. John Smith & Dorothy Elsvvorth Varrian. 
. James Carr Degree & Ann Penny. 
. Thomas Fitzer & Martha Harrison. 

Thomas Hicks, Merch'. & Martha Buchannan. 

Isaac Wessels & Susannah Fowler. 

Robert Kennedy & Jane Macomb. 

John Flock & Almy Osburn. 

Alexander Scott & Sarah Layton. (57) 

John Gardner Warren & Ann Hude Kearney. 

David Emmy & Mary Reton. 

Thomas Johnson & Catharine Anderson. 

Samuel Raynor & Margaret Burtis, Widow. 

Samuel Abbot & Jamima Moore. 

Joseph Harper, Merch'. of Philad a . & Sarah Pierson, of N. 

Jacob Brunn & Jane Schuyler. 

John Van Norden & Margaret Young. 

Jean Douville, late from france, & Sarah Lewis, Wid w . of N. 

Jonas Thompkins & Jane Taylor, Widow. 

John Hinnegan & Rachel Carter. 

Samuel Bowden & Mary Ryer. 

William Hutching & Ann Wool, Widow. 

William Miller & Mary Gibson, Widow. 

Cary Lockwood & Mary Quackinbos. 

Caleb Fordham & Letitia Wessels. 

James Aitkin & Almy Proctor, Widow. 

Ebenezer Wilson, Mariner, & Elizabeth McCauley, Wid w . 

James Ferguson & Jane Dunshee. 

John Hamilton, Mariner, & Mary Chambers. 

George Walker & Anna Banks, Widow. 

John Hannah, Mariner, & Jane Jamison. 

John Fuller & Jane Ferguson. 

John O' Conner, Mariner, & Mary Kelly. 

John McDonald & Coecilia Black, Widow. 

Frederick Babcock & Margaret Arden. (58) 

John Corbey & Margaret Somendyke. 

The hon ble . John Cleves Syms & Susannah Livingston. 

Waters Higgins & Mary Smith. 


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Philip Smith & Maria Simpson. 

The Rev d . Jonas Coe, of Troy, & Elizabeth Hunting Miller, 
of N. York. 

James Chevalier & Mary Riddles. 

Henry Merkley & Mary Vandenbnrgh. 

Joshua Worts & Luzetta Hagens, Widow. 

Adolph L. Degrove & Catharine Gollow. 

William McClement, of Albany, & Elizabeth Irving, of N. 

Thomas Ogilvie, Mariner, & Margaret Ford. 

William Deming, jun r . & Catharine L. Smith. 

Samuel Shurman & Rebekah Walton. 

The hon ble . Edmond Charles Genet, late Minister of France, 

& Cornelia Tappen Clinton. 
James Reid, Mariner, & Jane Ried. 
William Vian & Jane Thompson. 
Nicholas Low, P^sq r . & Alice Fleming, Widow. 
Asa R. Eapham, Mariner, & Mary Dwight. 
Cornelius Schuyler & Elizabeth Hartman. 
Benjamin Tilton, Mariner, & Mary Hatch. 
Thomas Davenport & Maria Carver. 
Richard Varrian & Margaret Saunders, Widow. 
Caleb Vandenburgh & Mary Smith. 
John Browne, Mariner, & Maria Hunt. 
George Arnold & Eleonar Ramsay. 

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Jan y 6 th . David King & Elizabeth Bell. 

Jan y 12 th . Jacob Arden Wilt & Elizabeth Knapp. 

Jan y 18 th . Joseph Thomas, a black Man, & Flora Lancaster, a black 

Woman, both free. 
Feb y 7 th . John Mitchel & Sarah Norry, Widow. 
March i 5t . Moses Harrison & Prusia Mclntire. 

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Alexander Family. — Additions and corrections to Miss E. C. Jay's History. Vol. 
XII. of the Record, p. 119, No. 554, Harriet Uuer Jones m. 1868, James Neilson Pot- 
ter, son of Rt. Rev. Alonzo Potter and his 2d wife, Sarah Benedict, who was the dau. of 
Clara C. * Dow, of Richfield, N. York, and Robert Benedict, whose father, Rev. Joel 
Benedict, was a distinguished clergyman of the Presbyterian Church in Ct., his life has 
been published. His dau., Sarah Maria Benedict, m. Rev. Dr. Nott, and their dau. was 
the ist wife of Bishop Alonzo Potter, his 3d wife was a Miss Seaton. E. C J. 

Stevens. — Page 120 (209), children of Francis Bowes Stevens; Vol. XII. of the 
Record, p. 120, No. 565, Francis Bowes Stevens, b. 1868; p. 121 (213), children of 
John G Stevens and Theodosia Woods Higbee ; p. 170 (No. 739), Augustus Jay Du- 
Bois, b. April 22, 1849, and not June 6, 1846, as stated. e. c. j. 

* Clarissa {Benedicts Genealogy, p. 143). 

48 Notes and Queries. [Jan., 

Baird History of Rye, N. Y. — We are desired to call attention to the fact that 
this very valuable history is not out of print, but may be obtained by mail of its author 
at $5 per copy, by addressing Charles W. Baird, Rye, Westchester Co., N. Y. 

Carter Memorial. — Thomas Maxwell Potts, of Cannonsburg, Pa., has in prepara- 
tion a Bi-Centenary Memorial of Jeremiah Carter, who came to the province of Pennsyl- 
vania in 1682, with a history of his descendants to the present time. Mr. Potts desires 
information relating to Johannes Wesselszen Van Norden or Van Orden, whose name 
appears in N. Y. Dutch Church Records, 1721-51. 

The Carman Family Reunion. — On November 4, 163 1, John Carman and his 
wife, Florence, reached Roxbury, Mass., from England. Two years later they settled 
at Hempstead, Long Island, and there, on November 4, 1881, some three hundred of 
their descendants held a family reunion. Carmans came from California and other dis- 
tant States, and one from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The programme of the exercises, which 
were held in Liberty Hall, handsomely decorated for the occasion, began with an address 
of welcome by Mr. Coles Carman, of Hempstead. Then followed brief religious services 
led by Rev. Thomas C. Carman, of Monmouth Co., New Jersey, and vocal and instru- 
mental music by several ladies and gentlemen, all members of the Carman clan. The 
minutes of the previous meetings were read by Theron L. Carman. From these it 
appears that a Carman family association had been formed with the following officers : 
William S. Carman, President ; Richard Carman Combes, Treasurer; and Theron L. 
Caiman, Secretary. > *\General Ezra Ayers-Carman, of New Jersey, and of the Agricul- 
tural Department in Washington, read selections from his history of the Carman family, 
of which the records date back to the year 1000. He showed that some of the Caimans' 
ancestors had the honor of being burned at the stake in England for their religious 
opinions. From Roxbury, Mass., the founder of the family in this country went to 
Lynn, Mass. From there he went to Wallingford, Conn., and thence, in company 
with John Seaman, whose ancestors were also burned at the stake in England, to Long 
Island, where he purchased of the Rockaway and Massapiquia Indians one hundred and 
twenty thousand acres of land, extending from the ocean to the Sound. He settled with 
his family at Hempstead, and many of his descendants still live on the same farm. John 
Carman died in 1653, His wife survived him three years. The children of John and 
Florence Carman were five in number. John, born in 1633; Abigail, born in 1635; 
Caleb, who was born in 1639 and died in 1643 ; Caleb No. 2, born 1645, and Joshua, 
born 1649. In the revolution we read of a Colonel Samuel Carman. Stephen Carman 
entered the New York Legislature in the last century and served in it until 1S09, having 
been elected for twenty-two consecutive terms. Senator Theo. F. Randolph, ex- 
Governor of New Jersey, is a member of the Carman family ; also Hon John J. Arm- 
strong, of Jamaica, L. I. After the reading of these historical memoranda the Rev. 
William H. Moore, D.D., rector of St. George's Church, of Hempstead, gave an 
account of that church, of which so many Carmans had been members. Miss Nellie M. 
Carman, accompanied by Miss Alice A. Carman, sang, and was followed by the presi- 
dent, William S. Carman, who dilated on the genealogy of the family. Rev. Isaac N. 
Carman, of Champaign City, 111., read an original poem. "Robert toi que j'aime " 
was sung by Mrs. C. H. Smith, daughter of Theron L. Carman, and the exercises were 
brought to a close with a prayer by the Rev, Isaac N. Carman. The assembly then 
adjourned to the Town Hall, where an excellent dinner awaited them ; the hall was 
beautifully decorated with flags, bunting, and emblems. At the dinner Hosea B. Per- 
kins, A.M. (a Carman), spoke in response to the toast of "The day we celebrate." 
Rev. Isaac N. Caiman spoke to "Our country." "The Puritans" was responded to by 
Rev. J. L. Peet, LL.D , and "The "place where we have taken root," by Rev. George 
H. Payson. "Woman" formed a theme for a graceful address by Rev. M. Peck. 
Charles F. Carman, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, responded to " The Queen of England." 
There was exhibited to those present a copy of the deed given to their ancestor by the 
Indians from whom he bought his land. The chair occupied by the President has been 
in the family over two hundred years, and is the property of Mrs. Peter C. Barnum, nee 
Carman. The Carmans hope to have a reunion two hundred and fifty years hence in 
celebration of the semi-millennial of the landing of their Pilgrim ancestors. 

Garfif.ldiana. — The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society are form- 
ing a collection of Garfield addresses and sermons, and will be very greatly obliged to 
clergymen and others who will favor the Society with copies of any such publications, 

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the same to be addressed Genealogical and Biographical Society, 64 Madison Avenue, 
New York. A future number of the Record will contain a proper acknowledgment of 
the receipt of all addresses and sermons that may be sent to the Society. 

Genealogical Notes in Preparation. — Sebastian Visscher Talcott Esq., of Al- 
bany, N. Y., the author of "Talcott Pedigree in England and America, from 155S to 
1S76," published in 1876, has ready for the press a volume of about 500 pages, entitled 
" Genealogical Notes of Some New York and New England Families." 

Those of New York families are Benson, Beekman, Bogart, Douw, Groesbeck, Hun, 
Lansing, Marsellis, Metselaer, Oothout, Quackenbush, Schermerhorn, Ten Eyck, Vis- 
scher, Van der Boaert, Van Driessen, Van Dusen, Van Ness, Van der Poel, Van den 
Bergh, Van Schaick, Vinhagen, and Wendell, with records of births, marriages and 
deaths, copied from many old family Dutch Bibles; also a list of burials in the Dutch 
Church Grave Yard in Albany, from 1722 to 1755 inclusive, taken from the original 
manuscript now in the possession of John V. S. Pruyn, jr., of Albany. 

The New England families are Berton, Chester, Crow, Deming, Edwards, Eggleston, 
Filer, Gilbert, Goodwin, Goodrich, Girard, Hamlin, Hollister, Holyoke, Marvin, Mott, 
Pynchon, Rathbone, Reed, Shearman and Sherman, Treat, Welles, and Wright. The 
subscription price of the wo.ik will be $5 per copy, bound in cloth. 

Seton. — Can any reader of the Record supply the genealogy of the Andrew Seton, 
who married Margaret Seton, " a relation," according to the following pedigree? 

Sir John Seton, of Garleton, 5th son of George, 3d Earl of Winton ; married 
Christine, dau. of Sir John Home; had 6 sons; died, 1606. 

jfohn, 2d son, married Frances, dau. of Sir Richard Nile; had 2 sons. 
Ralph, died young. 

John, married Margaret Newton ; settled in London ; died 1775. 
"John, a merchant, m. and had issue : 

i. William, married successively two sisters named Curzon ; came to America. 

Ob. 1797. 
ii. James, a banker in Edinburgh. 
iii. Lady Sirot. 
iv. Lady Cayley. 
v. Margaret, married Andrew Seton, " a relation." 


Varian. — A genealogy of this family is nearly ready for publication by the author 
of the "History of the Briggs Family," Mr. Sam Briggs, of Cleveland, O. Subscription 
price, $3 per copy, post free. 

Zyperus. — Michael Zyperus was a student in divinity, who came to New Amsterdam 
from Curacao in the year 1659. For this and much other information concerning him 
we are indebted to a notice in the N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, vol. vii., p. 64. In 
Riker's History of Harlem, lately published, some new facts in his history are given. 
It appears that in 1660 his services were secured by the settlers in Harlem both as a 
preacher and as the teacher of their children. Being only a licentiate he could not ad- 
minister the sacraments, and for these privileges his people were obliged to resort to the 
Sunday afternoon services, held at Stuyvesant's Bouwery, in the Governor's private 
chapel', on the site of which now stands St. Mark's Church. Here also Hillegond, the 
daughter of Zyperus, was baptized in August, 1661. He was the owner of a house and 
garden lot in Harlem, and was also entitled to and did share in the patented lands lying 
outside of the village. 

In the year 1663 Zyperus resigned his position in the Harlem Church, sold his house 
and lands, and soon afterward removed to Virginia, conformed to the English Church, 
and became Rector of North River Precinct, afterward Kingston Parish, in Matthews 
County in that Colony. He held this living for many years. His name is found as Rec- 
tor in a list of the Virginia Clergy, dated June 30, 1680, and he was still Rector June 
27, 1687, on which day he entered in his vestry book a promise under his own signature 
to present the glass for the window in the gable of the new chapel. Nothing later is 
known of him, but it is supposed that he continued to be the Rector of the church above 
mentioned until his death. Mr. Riker suggests that the Syphers of Philadelphia, are 
probably his descendants. J- °- B * 

cq Obituary. [Jan., 


Gardiner. — Samuel B. Gardiner, the " tenth Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Isl- 
and," who died at his residence, in Easthampton, L. I., on January 5th, was the son of 
the late -John Lyon Gardiner. 

He was tall, of commanding presence, and a gentleman of the old school. His time 
was principally occupied in attending to the duties of his estate, although he was twice a 
member of the State Legislature. He was descended from Lyon Gardiner, " an engineer 
and master of works of fortification in the Leaguers of the Prince of Orange," who was 
born in 1599. and came to this country in 1635 in the employ of Lords Say and Sele and 
Brooke, Sir Arthur Haslerigge, Sir Matthew Boynton, and other?, patentees of the ter- 
ritory at the mouth of the Connecticut River. He erected the fort at Saybrook, and 
commanded it for four years, during the trying times of the Pequot War. While there 
his son David was born, the first white child born in Connecticut. After completing his 
term of service, he removed to the island which lie purchased of the Indians, by him 
called the Isle of Wight, but since known as Gardiner's Island. This was the first Eng- 
lish settlement within the present State of New York. Here his second child, Elizabeth, 
was born, she being the first English child born in New York. This island was "an en- 
tirely separate and independent plantation," being, in reality, a miniature principality, 
but was afterward joined to New York and erected into a " Lordship and Manor," with 
the right of holding a court leet and baron, the right of advowson to distrain for rent, 
etc. The estate has always descended to the eldest son, according to the law of primo- 
geniture, being the only instance of the kind in this country. Mr. Gardiner left several 
children, and will be succeeded in the ownership of this ancient property by his eldest son, 
David J. Gardiner, as eleventh proprietor. The island has been in the family 243 years. 


Hale. — Hon. Robert Safford Hale, a member of this society, died at Elizabeth- 
town, Essex Co., N. Y., on December 14th last, in the sixtieth year of his age. He was 
born at Chelsea, Vt., September 24, 1S22, the tenth of thirteen children of Harry Hale, 
Esq. , a highly respected citizen of that place. From the father's moderate resources five of 
his sons were aided to obtain a liberal education, became graduates of the University of 
Vermont, and entered and successfully pursued one or other of the learned professions. 
Robert S. Hale thus graduated in 1842. In 1844 he became a resident of Elizabeth- 
town and a student in the law office of the late Hon. Augustus C. Hand. In 1S47 he was 
admitted to the bar, and commenced practice as a partner of the eloquent advocate, Or- 
lando Kellogg. In 1856, and again in 1S60, he was elected County Judge of Essex County. 
During the eight years of his service in this office, its duties were discharged by him with un- 
questioned fidelity, ability, and impartiality. He was chosen a Regent of the University in 
1859, and was one of the presidential electors who cast the vote of New York for Lincoln and 
Hamlin in 1S60. Elected in 1S65 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Kellogg, 
he served through both sessions of the Thirty-ninth Congress, where, in association with his 
personal friend, Henry J. Raymond, and with others, he took a leading part in devising 
and advocating permanent reforms of the civil service. He wisely and strenuously re- 
sisted the inclusion of the Cabinet among the officials not subject to removal at the pleas- 
ure of the President, but after the enactment of the law to that effect, he was retained by 
Secretary Stanton as counsel with reference to his controversies with President John- 
son. In 1868 he was also retained by the Treasury Department as counsel in the matter 
of abandoned cotton claims. When the new Court of Appeals was elected in 1871, he 
was one of the candidates supported by the Republican party, only two of whom, how- 
ever, Messrs. Folger and Andrews, became members of the Court. Upon the creation 
of the important office of Circuit Judge of the United States, his name was earnestly but 
unsuccessfully urged upon President Grant, for appointment to the Second Circuit, by 
prominent men in the city of New York and by the almost unanimous voice of the 
leaders of his party in the other parts of the States of New York, Connecticut, and Ver- 
mont, which comprised the circuit. In 1S71 he was retained to represent the United 
States before the mixed commission, under the treaty of Washington, of which Count 
Corti was president, and in that capacity, although called upon to deal with a great 
variety of delicate and intricate questions of international law, he with signal ability and 

1 882.] Obituary. 51 

fidelity defended the United States against claims amounting to $96,000,000, and upon 
which the total of final awards fell short of $2,000,000. Again elected in 1873. he 
served as a member of the Forty-third Congress. At the end of this term of Congres- 
sional service, he retired to his beautiful home in the Adirondacks and devoted himself 
to his large profesional practice. His last public effort was on the 26th September last, 
at a large assembly of citizens at Elizabethtown, for a funeral seivice upon the death of 
President Garfield. Himself under the shadow of the angel of death, he, in well-chosen, 
but earnest and touching language, paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of the mur- 
dered President, in the course of which he traced the beginning of their friendship back to 
a like tribute paid by him in Congress to the memory of their common friend, Mr. Kel- 
logg. During the winter of 1S78 lie became dangerously ill of a malady regarded as in- 
curable, and which, after a short period of partial or seeming recovery, has now resulted 
fatally. His wife and one son, Harry Hale, and four daughters, survive him. 

The life and character of Judge Hale merit a more extended eulogy than is permitted 
by the limits of this notice. Endowed with mental powers of a high order and particu- 
larly with a marvellously retentive memory, which held in stoie great treasures of fact, 
thought, and fancy, so conveniently arranged as to be available for instant use without 
confusion or apparent effort, he superadded to these endowments the results of a general, 
but by no means superficial, scholarly culture. As a citizen he was public-spirited, and 
always observant of his obligations to the community and to his own sense of duty. In 
his profession he invariably rendered to his client faithful, skilful and diligent seivice. 
In the political field, although a firm partisan, he was never deterred by partisan con- 
siderations from fearless and outspoken denunciation of any man or scheme believed by 
him to be corrupt or dishonest. While at times his resentments may have been deemed too 
passionate or imprudent, they were of too rare occurrence to seriously mar the general 
sweetness and equability of his disposition. As a companion the charm of his conversa- 
tion was peculiarly attractive, and his bright and genial humor and quick and kindly sym- 
pathies attached to him troops of friends who, scattered over the length and breadth of 
the land, will sincerely lament his death. Even were it permissible to enter the sacred 
precincts of the home, it would be difficult to adequately describe the wealth of protect- 
ing care and tender affection which the husband and father at all times freely lavished 
upon his family. 

It is proper to add that Judge Hale fully appreciated the value of genealogical re- 
searches, and, during the years of his retirement from public life, accumulated a large 
fund of information respecting his ancestry and their collateral branches. H. 

Phcenix. — Stephen Whitney Phoznix, a life member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, died in this city on the 3d of November, 18S1. He 
was the sixth child of J. Phillips Phoenix and Mary Whitney his wife, and was born in 
the City of New York on the 25th day of May, 1839 ; graduated A.M. at Columbia Col- 
lege, N. Y., in 1S59, and LL. B. at the same College Law School, in 1863. His interest 
in the objects and aims of this Society have been shown in the production of a most ex- 
tensive and exhaustive work on the History of the Whitney Family, and also one some- 
what limited on a Branch of the Phcenix Family. At the first stated meeting of the 
Society, after his decease, the following resolutions were unanimously passed :— 

Resolved, That in the death of Stephen Whitney Phcenix the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society has lost an earnest and worthy fellow member. One whose 
unostentatious interest in the Society has been of praiseworthy character. And one 
whose labors in the department of family history have added substantial reputation both 
to himself and the Society. 

Resolved, That this Society deeply lament his early death, and most tenderly sym- 
pathize with his bereaved family in the great loss which has come to a large circle of 
relatives and friends. 

Resolved, That a duly certified copy of the foregoing resolutions, by the proper 
officers of the Society, be transmitted to the relatives of the deceased. p. 

Underhill. — Abraham Sutton Underhill, an honored and respected member of 
the Society of Friends, died at his residence, No. 18 East Sixty-third Street, in this city, 
on Monday evening, December 13, 18S1, in the seventy-fourth year of his age. He was 
one of the eleven children of Joshua and Mary (Sutton) Underhill, and of the sixth gen- 
eration in descent from the noted Capt. John Underhill, through the latter's son, Na- 
thaniel Underbill, who settled in Westchester County. He was born at No. 10 Cherry 

2 2 Obituary. [Jan., 1882. 

Street, near Franklin Square, in this city, on March 4, 1807. He received his early 
education at the "Friends' Academy" and school in Pearl Street, opposite Hague, of 
which school Goold Brown, afterward the distinguished grammarian, was then principal. 
At the age of sixteen years he was placed as a clerk in the dry goods establishment of his 
elder brother, Joshua S. Underhill, then at No. 400 Pearl Street, subsequently at No. 
103 Maiden Lane. Shortly after attaining his twenty-first year, he was taken into part- 
nership with his brother, under the firm name of J. S. Underhill & Co. This connection 
continued for many years, the style of the copartnership being changed to that of J. S. 
& A. S. Underhill, by which it was known until the retirement of his brother Joshua to 
assume the presidency of the United States Fire Insurance Company. Mr. Underhill 
then formed for a short period a partnership in the same business with his brother-in- 
law, William Cromwell, under the name of Cromwell & Underhill. On the death of his 
brother Joshua, in 1S5S, Mr. Underhill succeeded him in the presidency of the above- 
named fire insurance company, to which office he continued to be annually elected, and 
which he held at the time of his death. Mr. Underhill always sustained in the mercan- 
tile community, where he was best known, the enviable character of an upright and 
honorable man and of successful business qualifications. Such was his reputation for ad- 
ministrative and executive ability and the strictest honesty and integrity in alt his business 
dealings and transactions, that he was frequently selected as trustee and executor of large 

He became a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society on 
April 27, 1872, in whose work he ever manifested an active interest. To him alone 
is this society indebted for the entire unassisted labor of copying and transcribing the 
early records of the Society of Friends from 1640 to 1800, as published in successive 
numbers of the " Record" from October, 1872, to April, 1876. This work required the 
utmost care and closest observation and familiarity with the ancient writing, and Mr. 
Underhill, with his own hand and in his plain and legible chirography, faithfully produced 
a perfect transcript verbatim et literatim, purely as a labor of love, expressing himself as 
amply compensated by the pleasure it gave him to see these valuable records thus pre- 
served and perpetuated in an enduring form. The writer can cheerfully add his personal 
testimony to the faithfulness and correctness of this work of Mr. Underhill, having spent 
with him many evenings and much time in comparing the transcript with the original 

Mr. Underhill was an enthusiastic genealogist in tracing the pedigree of his own family, 
and had gathered a vast amount of information and material for a complete family his- 
tory. He furnished most of the information respecting his ancestry and family, as 
printed in the Rev. Mr. Bolton's first edition of the History of Westchester County. For 
the second edition of this work, recently issued, he furnished no less than six additional 
tabular pedigrees, evidently prepared with much care and accuracy, embracing all known 
descendants of Capt. John Underhill, through his son Nathaniel Underhill, in Westchester 

For the past ten years Mr. Underhill had been accustomed to spend the summer months 
at his neat country home in Plainfield, N. J. While there in August last, the disease — 
cancer of the stomach — which ultimately terminated his life suddenly developed itself, 
and he returned to his city residence only to pass upon his bed four weary months of suf- 
fering, which he endured with resignation and Christian fortitude. 

A large company of the relatives, friends, and acquaintances of the deceased assembled 
at his funeral, on the morning of the 15th December instant, at his late residence in Sixty- 
third Street. A brief prayer, with reading of the Scriptures, and short but impressive 
remarks by those who had known him well in life, comprised the simple services. Friendly 
hands had lain upon his coffindid a ripened sheaf of wheat and the emblematic sickle, 
while at the head stood a cross wreathed with ivy — typical alike that death once more 

" . . with his sickle keen 
Had reap'd the bearded grain at a breath," 

and that through reliance on the cross of Christ he now wears the garland of immortal 

His remains were interred in the family plot at Woodlawn. 

Mr. Underhill married, February 14, 1845, Mary F., daughter of Joseph S. Shotwell, 
of New York, by whom he had two children, Abraham F. and Cornelia. The latter and 
his widow alone survive. j. j. l. 

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Vol. XIII. NEW YORK, APRIL, 1SS2. No. 2. 




(With Portrait and Pedigree.) 

By Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. 

Mr. Chairman, 

Members of the Historical Society ', Ladies and Gentlemen : 
It is with unfeigned diffidence that I appear in this place, and in this 
presence, to address you on a subject with which many present are more 
familiar than I by any possibility can be ; but yet, when honored with this 
invitation, I felt that it was a call I could not decline, an opportunity that I 
could not omit, of keeping faith with a departed friend by expressing, pub- 
licly expressing, my great regard for the intellectual attainments and 
scholarly character of a distinguished citizen of this and, for a time, of a 
neighboring State, who was for sixty years a member of this Society, and 
for a period of ten years one of its Vice-Presidents. The last literary 
work of his long and laborious life of four-score, was the preparation of an 
anniversary address on Albert Gallatin, which he expected to deliver be- 
fore the members of this Society. But, alas ! the inevitable hour came 
and found the address undelivered and incomplete. Such as it is, I have 
the honor to present it on behalf of his executors, with the expression of 
their hope that on this, or on some future occasion, it may be read to the 
audience for whom it was intended.* 

* This very valuable and most interesting posthumous paper, entitled " The Life, Character, and Public 
Services of Albert Gallatin," was read to the Society by Edward F. DeLancey, February 8th. The ad- 
dress, which was left by Gov. Lawrence in a somewhat fragmentary state, traced the earlier career of Galla- 
tin, described his birth-place in Geneva, and emphasized the fact that he was an aristocrat by birth and 
training, and came over to America, not so much on account of republican proclivities as for the purpose of 
making a future in commerce and farming, in both of which he signally failed. He gave no military aid to 
the struggling colonies, it continued, but out of his slender means advanced them money, most of which was 
never repaid. It was somewhat strange that Gallatin, who proved himself such a master of finance in the 
State, should have been so imprudent in his private speculations, 'ihe land investment which he made in 
Virginia never returned the amount of the purchase money. 

The paper also gave a sketch of Mr. Gallatin's political career until he became Secretary of the Treasury 
under Jefferson, in which office he displayed his great abilities as a financier. The fundamental idea of 
Gallatin's financial system was to pay off the national debt as soon as possible. The paper closed witli 
showing the impression which his genius left on American political life. Many of the ideas which originated 
with him had become inwoven in the present system of government. He was among the first to expose 
the absurdity of tiie sinking fund as a way to pay debt, and maintained that the only method was to have 
an excess of income over expenditure. 

r^ Gov. William Beach Lawrence. [April, 

Another pleasing duty which I have to perform is to ask your accept- 
ance, sir, of a counterfeit presentment in enduring marble of Gov. Law- 
rence, the gift of his eldest son, Isaac Lawrence. It is the work of Dun- 
bar, a skilled Scottish artist, and is deemed by the donor and other 
members of the family a satisfactory likeness. I trust this beautiful bust 
may be carefully preserved among similar works of art, and that it may 
receive a suitable inscription indicating its subject, and the name of the 
generous donor who thus deprives himself of the pleasure of possession to 
enrich this Society's collections. 

And now, begging your gracious attention during the brief space of a 
single half hour, I will, without further preface, proceed with the simple 
story of the uneventful career of the scholar in honor of whose memory we 
are now assembled. 

Sir Walter Scott relates that when some one was mentioned as " a fine 
old man " to Dean Swift, he exclaimed with violence that there was no 
such thing. " If the man you speak of had either a mind or a body worth 
a farthing, they would have worn him out long ago." Brougham and 
Horace Binney, the poets Bryant and Dana, Gallatin and Goethe and 
Guizot, Humboldt and Sir Henry Holland, Lyndhurst and Earl Russell, 
Palmerston and Field-Marshal Moltke, some of whom reached ninety- 
one — the age at which Titian said that genius never grows old — may be 
cited among the men of the Nineteenth Century in refutation of this 
theory, which, it may be presumed, has nothing to do with thews or stature. 
But if we wanted another example of faculties, and faculties of a high 
order, remaining unimpaired in mind and body till long past the grand 
climacteric, I might name William Beach Lawrence, who, having lived 
under and known every President of the United States except the first and 
last, completed his fourscore years, cheerful and full of conversation, and 
continued to heartily enjoy what Dr. Johnson happily calls " the sunshine 
of life." Born in this city at a period when our literature, like our people, 
was but recently under the dominion of Great Britain, he lived to see that 
literature expand from its infancy and take a proud place in the republic 
of letters, and he survived to see the Republic itself, starting from its 
revolutionary birth,' spring up to a giant power of fifty millions of united 
people, after passing triumphantly through a giant rebellion. Surrounded 
by such historic and heroic associations, men like Lawrence, who survive, 
embody in their lives the annals of a people, and represent in their indi- 
viduality the history of a nation. 

William Beach Lawrence was born October 26th, in the first year of the 
century, in the lower part of the city, then the focus of fashion. He was the 
only son of Isaac Lawrence and his wife Cornelia, daughter of Dr. Abraham 
Beach, one of the ministers of Trinity Church, who was a lineal descendant 
of the first Anglo-American child born in the colony of Connecticut. Isaac 
Lawrence was an opulent merchant and a prominent figure in Wall Street ; 
Mrs. Lawrence, an exemplary wife and mother, who in early life was a 
great beauty. Lawrence's ancestors came from England about the middle 
of the seventeenth century, and received a patent for the portion of Long 
Island now constituting the towns of Flushing, Hempstead, and Newtown. 
Alluding on one occasion to his ancestry, of which he was justly proud, he 
said, "I am not in the position of Sydney Smith, with whom I was ac- 
quainted, who, when asked by Lady Lansdowne about a grandfather, 

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made answer, ' He disappeared about the time of the assizes, and the 
family made no inquiries ! ' " 

Young Lawrence was sent to the school of the Rev. E. D. Barry in 
Thames Street, where he made great progress in his studies, and at the 
age of twelve entered Rutgers College in New Jersey, being too young to 
gain admission at Columbia. Two years later he entered the latter insti- 
tution. He was the youngest member of the class of 1818, and its last sur- 
vivor. Lawrence was graduated with high honors, standing second only 
to Henry J. Anderson, who was three years his senior. James Lenox was 
number nine in the same class. A college companion of the class of 1820, 
recalls Lawrence as one who had the wisdom of age in his youth, and, like 
Lenox, taking no part in the pastimes and follies of their classmates. The 
only out-of-door amusement that these studious and somewhat reserved 
companions cared for was horseback exercise, which they were permitted 
to indulge in by their wealthy fathers, who alike almost worshipped their 
only sons, on whom Nature laid, in the kindly phrase of Wordsworth, " the 
strong hand of her purity." 

After his graduation, Lawrence made a tour through the West in the 
summer of 1818, visiting Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Louisville, Lexington, and 
St. Louis; and he mentions in his note-book that Cincinnati then con- 
tained 8,000 inhabitants ! Had he gone to Chicago, he would have found 
there only a frontier post, garrisoned by a single company, commanded by 
Captain Daniel Baker, and surrounding it a few score huts and half- 
breeds ! 

On his return to New York, Lawrence entered the office of William 
Slosson, an eminent commercial lawyer, and afterward spent some time 
under the instruction of Judges Gould and Reeves, in whose law school, at 
Litchfield, Conn., John C. Calhoun was then a student. 

Having somewhat impaired his health, by close and continuous study, 
Mr. Lawrence spent a winter in the South, visiting, during his sojourn there, 
some of the celebrated families of South Carolina, such as the Draytons, 
Middletons, Pinckneys, and Rutledges, to whom he had taken letters of 
introduction, and on his way North spent several days with Jefferson, at 
Monticello. Soon after his return to New York he married, on the day 
that Napoleon died, in May, 1821, a daughter of Archibald Gracie, one of 
the prominent merchants of that period. Their marriage was followed by a 
voyage to Europe, an unusual event among young Americans of that early 
day. In going abroad, in one of Mr. Grade's ships, Mr. Lawrence pos- 
sessed advantages which very few have enjoyed, his father, as President of 
the Branch Bank of the United States, and a personal friend of President 
Monroe, obtaining for him letters of introduction from that gentleman, as 
well as his predecessors, Jefferson and Madison. The sage of Monticello 
made Mr. Lawrence the bearer of letters to Lafayette, who entertained 
him and Mrs. Lawrence for a fortnight at La Grange, and subsequently 
invited the young American to be present at his recital to Mr. Sparks of 
the circumstances which induced him to join Washington in the Revolu- 
tionary struggle. Lafayette related several instances of Washington's un- 
bending reserve, even in those trying times, and among his warmest 
friends, not reported by his biographer, Sparks. 

Mr. Lawrence also carried with him private letters from John Quincy 
Adams, then Secretary of State, to many American diplomatic representa- 
tives; from De Neuville, then French Minister at Washington, introduc- 

rg Gov. William Beach Lawrence. [April, 

tions to French society, while Joseph Bonaparte, his father-in-law's friend 
and frequent guest, both in his town house and at his Hell Gate country 
seat, made him favorably known to the beautiful Princess Borghese, and 
other members of the Bonaparte family. Perhaps no young American, not 
excepting Irving and Motley, ever met with a more distinguished European 
reception than was extended to Mr. Lawrence. 

At that period steamers were not passing like weaver's shuttles across 
the sea, for steam had not then been substituted for sails,* nor iron and 
steel for wooden walls on the water. Not a mile of railway was in opera- 
tion at home or abroad; the telegraph was undreamed of by Morse; 
Byron and Goethe were living ; Bryant and Halleck unknown, and our 
great soldier, Grant, was yet unborn. George IV. was on the throne of 
Great Britain ; Louis XVIII. reigned in France ; there was no King of 
Italy, and Leo XII. was Pope of Rome. 

Although Mr. Lawrence gained admission in the highest circles, he did 
not devote all his time to social life and sight-seeing, but consecrated a 
large portion of the two years that he spent in the old world to serious 
study, his passion for which was so great that he converted the carriage 
used in making the tour of Europe into a travelling library, and constantly 
sought the society of savants and statesmen. During the winter that he 
spent in Paris, while making daily visits to the Sorbonne and Ecole de 
Droit, he attended the brilliant lectures on political economy, by Jean 
Baptiste Say, thus laying the foundation for those studies which he pursued 
through life. 

Returning to his native city in the summer of 1823, Mr. Lawrence was 
admitted to practice in the Supreme Court, having gone to Albany for 
examination in company with the President of this Society, and began his 
professional career, without, however, abandoning his special studies in 
public and international law. It was at this time that he formed a friend- 
ship with Henry Wheaton, which was severed only by death, and also with 
Chancellor Kent, who was then delivering the course of lectures that 
formed the basis of his future " Commentaries." In 1825, Lawrence deliv- 
ered an address before the New York Academy of Fine Arts, thus showing 
that his legal studies during his European tour did not prevent his culti- 
vating a taste for the beautiful, with Canova and Vasi for instructors, and 
the galleries of Germany, France, and Italy for schools. 

In the spring of 1826, Lawrence was Secretary of Legation to the 
Court of St. James, being so appointed by request of the Minister, 
Albert Gallatin, who had known him in Paris, and when, in the succeeding 
year, that exceedingly able statesman returned to the United States, Mr. 
Lawrence was confirmed as charge' d'affaires. So satisfactorily were the 
duties of the mission discharged by him that he not only received from 
President Adams and his Secretary of State, Henry Clay, the highest com- 
mendations, but assurances, which the change of administration defeated, 
of the appointment of Ambassador to Berlin. I have had the privilege of 
examining three folio volumes, containing altogether about one thousand 
pages of MS, in the close and cramped handwriting of Lawrence, f being 

* But one small steamer, the Savannah, had crossed the Atlantic, making the voyage in twenty-six 

t This was no slight undertaking, for the Governor's handwriting was nearly as bad as Dean Stanley's 
or Rums Choate's, whose vile caligraphy. when at their worst, was certainly unsurpassed for illegibility. 
A paper sent by the Dean to an American magazine was returned to England for transcription by some 
one who could decipher the late Dean's MS, and a letter of Choate's in my possession no human being 
has yet been able to read. 

1 882.] Gov. William Beach Lawrence. cy 

the important diplomatic correspondence with the Governments of Great 
Britain and his own country during his official residence in England. I 
question if the United States has ever been represented at so important a 
court by so young a man, and at a time when grave and important inter- 
ests were at stake ; and it must not be forgotten that at this period diplo- 
macy was conducted by correspondence, and that greater responsibility 
rested upon our representatives abroad, than in these days, when the 
globe is girdled by telegraphic wires. 

While in London, Mr. Lawrence was a frequent guest at Holland 
House, where he met the most brilliant circle of authors, philosophers, 
poets, and statesmen, then known in Europe. He was a member of the 
Political Economy Club, and intimate with many of its members, such as 
Joseph Hume, Grote, the historian of Greece, Jeremy Bentham,* and Ben- 
tham's biographer, Sir John Bowring, the poet and diplomat, who became 
both Lawrence's friend and physician. 

He attended the law courts of the illustrious brothers Lords Eldon 
and Stowell, and frequently heard Scarlett, Selden, Lyndhurst, Lord 
Brougham, and other distinguished debaters, in their legal and political 
encounters. From London, Mr. Lawrence proceeded to Paris, becom- 
ing acquainted with Cousin, Guizot, Villemain, and many other men of 
renown, and occupying a portion of his time in translating into English 
the History of the Treaty of Louisiana by the Marquis de Marbois,f 
and in contributing to the Westminster Review and other European pub- 

Soon after his return to New York, Lawrence formed a law partnership 
with Hamilton Fish, concerning which the ex-Secretary writes to me : " i 
think it must have been in the years 1831-32. He was a most diligent 
and painstaking student in whatever branch of learning or of science he 
engaged. He was a very well-read lawyer, well versed in the fundamental 
principles and the groundwork of the profession : a sound thinker and an 
able reasoner. He had been absent from the Bar for several years, and 
lost some of the familiarity with the course of the courts, and with the 
persotinel of the Bench and of the Bar which is so desirable for the practi- 
tioner of the law. And he found men much his juniors in years, and 
many of them altogether and vastly his inferiors in learning and in ability, 
who, by continued familiarity with the courts and their habits and their 
practice, felt at home, and occasionally shied out little impertinences to- 
ward him as a sort of intruder. More than once," continues Mr. Fish, 
" he spoke to me of this, and finally assigned it as a reason for with- 
drawing from the practice and terminating our partnership. For some 
time after the close of the partnership, he engaged in other pursuits, 
and frequently entrusted to me matters in which he was interested re- 
quiring professional investigation. Subsequently he took up the direction 
of several large legal contests, in which," concludes Mr. Fish, your Vice- 
President, " Mr. Lawrence displayed great learning, great industry, and 
large powers." 

* In a letter to Edward Livingston, Bentham says : " By reputation, at any rate, if not personally, Mr. 
Lawrence, late charge d'affaires at this Court, can hardly, I think, be altogether unknown to you. I have 
the honor and pleasure of a considerable degree of intimacy with him. He looked eventually to a seat in 
the House of Representatives ; should that prospect be realized, codification, I dare venture to hope, will 
receive in him a powerful support." — Bentham' s Works, vol. xi. 

+ Mr. Lawrence's preface is dated Paris, May, 1829, and the work was published m the following year 
by Cary & Hart, of Philadelphia, the title-page stating that it was " Translated from the I rench by an Ameri- 
can Citizen." 

eg Gov. William Beach Lawrence. [April, 

Between the years 1830-35, Lawrence contributed to the "American 
Annual Register" the first fruits of his European observations, and deliv- 
ered a course of Lectures on Political Economy before the Senior class of 
Columbia College, repeated before a Literary Society of this city, and 
afterward published. These lectures were in favor of free trade, of which 
he was always an advocate. He delivered the Anniversary Address of 
1832, before this Society, selecting for his theme, "The Origin and Nature 
of the Representative and Federative Institutions of the United States." 
He was at that time an active member of the Historical Society, and, four 
years later, was elected one of its Vice-Presidents. I may in passing 
mention that Mr. Lawrence and his friend Wm. B. Astor joined the So- 
ciety early in 1821, and that at the time of his death there was but one 
person living who was a member when he joined it. That gentleman is 
the eldest surviving son of Alexander Hamilton, who became a member 
in 181 7. 

Mr. Lawrence ever exhibited a warm interest in the welfare of his 
native city. He took an active part in projecting the Erie Railway, and 
was one of its earliest directors. The construction of the High Bridge, and 
the consequent preservation of Harlem River navigation, was due to his 
untiring efforts and those of other far-sighted citizens of New York. 

In 1850, Lawrence left his native city for Newport, where he had al- 
ready spent several summers on his estate known as Ochre Point. Here 
he had previously erected a commodious mansion with a charming outlook 
on the Atlantic and within sound of its ceaseless waves dashing against 
the rock-bound coast. Here he gathered about him one of the largest 
and most valuable private libraries of the land, a considerable portion of 
his 10,000 volumes in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, re- 
lating to international law and political economy. Here for thirty years, 
with occasional absences in Europe or a winter in Washington, he enjoyed 
what Milton calls " the quiet and still air of delightful studies." 

But he was no scholarly recluse. Soon after his settlement in the then 
sleepy old town, but now, in the words of the Duke of Argyll, '■' the grand- 
est watering-place in the world," Lawrence was elected Lieut-Governor of 
Rhode Island, and subsequently became Governor under a provision in 
its constitution. In the politics of his adopted State, he labored long and 
strenuously to procure the abolition of the barbarous practice of imprison- 
ment for debt, and, during the Maine Liquor Law excitement, he success- 
fully opposed the measure in Rhode Island on constitutional grounds. This 
conscientious act insured his defeat at the ensuing election. 

As a consistent Democrat he always opposed the disabilities laid on 
naturalized citizens by the constitution of Rhode Island, and clearly de- 
monstrated their injustice ; but his efforts in this direction were unattended 
by success. Governor Lawrence in his politics was ever true to the prin- 
ciples which in early life he had personally learned from Jefferson and 

After the death of Henry Wheaton, Lawrence brought out, for the 
benefit of his destitute family, an edition of the " Elements of International 
Law." The first edition, to which he furnished a large portion, appeared 
in 1855, and made the name of Wheaton well known throughout the United 
States and Europe. It met with almost universal adoption in courts and 
consular offices. A second edition, bringing the text down to date, ap- 
peared in 1863. Lawrence's Wheaton has ever since been the accepted 

1882.] Gov. William Beach Lawrence. eg 

text-book among diplomatists, and as such, is always referred to in the 
United States Senate, to which body, in connection with the President, 
the whole treaty power is confided. It is the standard work in the English 
language, and it has appeared in many of the continental tongues of Eu- 
rope. It has even been translated into the languages of China and Japan. 
In a personal interview with Bismarck, the great Chancellor acknowledged 
to Governor Lawrence his constant use of the work. Another compliment 
to the high character and excellence of the work is seen in the litigation of 
Lawrence vs. Dana, for infringement of copyright, during which action in 
the Circuit Court of the United States for Massachusetts, Judge Clifford 
said: " Such a comprehensive collection of authorities, explanations, and 
well-considered suggestions, is nowhere, in the judgment of the Court, to 
be found in our language." 

In 1868, the first volume was published, in Leipsic, of Governor Law- 
rence's magnum opus on International Law, and the fourth appeared in the 
autumn of 1880. The fifth and sixth volumes now in MS. will com- 
plete this important monument to the great legal writer. It may with 
safety be said, that this work, which was written and issued in French, is 
the most complete and valuable contribution to International Law that has 
yet appeared either in Europe or America, and sufficient for the literary 
fame of William Beach Lawrence had he published nothing else. 

The few moments at my disposal admonish me to be brief, and I cannot, 
as I could wish to do, dwell on his other writings, or indeed enumerate 
even the titles of his numerous published volumes and valuable contribu- 
tions — continued to the close of his long career — to such periodicals as the 
Revue de Droit Internationale, the London Law Magazine, and the North 
American Review, the November number of which, in 1880, contained his 
last article, entitled, " The Monarchical Principle in the Constitution of the 
United States." 

Governor Lawrence achieved great professional distinction in appearing 
before the British and American international tribunal at Washington in 
1873, in the celebrated case of the Circassian, involving more than half a 
million of dollars. He won the suit, obtaining for his clients a reversal of 
a decision of the United States Supreme Court, the only instance of that 
character, as I am informed, which has occurred in our history. As an 
international counsellor he was unsurpassed, perhaps, on either side of the 

While in Europe, Brown University conferred upon him the degree of 
Doctor of Laws, and he was distinguished as the first recipient of the title 
of Doctor of Civil Law granted in the United States, a degree conferred 
by the Regent of the University of the State of New York. Governor 
Lawrence was a member of many learned societies, notably of the British 
Social Science Association, which, in 1866, appointed him a member of 
the Commission to prepare an International Code. He was also one 
of the original members of the Institute of the Law of Nations, and one of 
the chief contributors to its publications at Paris. 

Ochre Point was for a quarter of a century a centre of social life, and 
few persons of standing in the world of law, letters, politics, or science, 
visited Newport without being entertained there, and received with that 
sweet old school courtesy, the finest of the fine arts, and so delightful when 
extended by the aged and eminent to the young and obscure. Lawrence 

60 Gov. William Beach Lawrence. [April, 

once said to me, " Life is not so short but that there is always time enough 
for courtesy." He certainly 

" Bore without reproach 
The grand old name of gentleman," 

and, in observing him in his own house and elsewhere, Wordsworth's fine 
line more than once occurred to me, 

" How graceful pride may be, and how majestic ease! " 

I may, perhaps, be permitted to remember that during the last week of 
September, 1880, I spent, with my family, several sunny days under his 
hospitable roof. He was then occupied with his magnum opus on Interna- 
tional Law, and also in preparing the address on his friend Albert Gallatin, 
already alluded to. Conversing together while looking out on the lovely 
prospect seen from his library windows, he remarked of his neighbor Ban- 
croft, from whose house we had just returned, that the historian, whom he 
had known for sixty years, was three weeks his senior ; "but," added Law- 
rence, " unlike me, he does not appear to feel the weight of fourscore years." 
To console him, I remarked that even eighty years may become comparative 
youth. Witness Fontanelle, who, at a hundred, wishing to lift up a lady's 
fan, and not being able to do it quickly enough, exclaimed, regretfully 
"Que n'ai je plus mes quatre-vingt ans ! " ("Alas, I have no longer the 
vigor of eighty ! "). 

In speaking of Gallatin, Lawrence alluded to the affecting meeting 
in this society's hall, in 1844, of that venerable man and John Quincy 
Adams. When the patriarchs of more than fourscore took each other by 
the hand, "a tablet of unutterable thoughts" was plainly discernible upon 
their countenances. Weak in body, but with still active minds, these two 
venerable survivors of those who placed their signatures to the Treaty of 
Ghent, were gazed upon with an extraordinary degree of interest, " and no 
one," he added, " who witnessed the meeting will ever forget it.* 

Governor Lawrence alluded to his acquaintance with many of the early 
Presidents, of having listened to the immortals of the United States Senate 
in its palmy days, some half a century ago, of having known Bainbridge, Hull, 
and Stewart, who, in the staunch, iron-ribbed Constitution, broke the charm 
of British invincibility on the sea, of having seen Talma on the stage, and 
met Mrs. Siddons and her famous brother, John Philip Kemble, and enu- 
merated not a few men of renown who had been entertained under the roof 

* New York, November 20, 1844. — The visitors were so numerous and the transactions of the day so 
various, that they left scarcely a distinct impression upon my mind of anything. Professor Mason, as 
Chairman of the New York Historical Society, came early, and informed me of the arrangements of the day. 
A committee of five members of the society, with W. Beach Lawrence, a Vice-President, came and wel- 
comed me to the city. . . . We dined at Bunker's at half-past three, and at half-past four carriages from 
the society came and took me, with Dr. John Codman, Rev. Alexander Young, and Rev. George E. Ellis, to 
the Astor House, where we took up Mr. Leverett Saltonstall, and proceeded to the library room of the Uni- 
versity, where the meeting of the Historical Society was held, the President. Albert Gallatin, being in the 
chair. . . . The assembly was quite numerous, and thronged the spacious apartment. They then 
joined in a procession of carriages to the Church of the Messiah, of which Orville Dewey is the pastor, where 
an oration was delivered by John Romeyn Brodhead, upon historical subjects. He has been the agent of 
the State to collect documents relating to its history in Kngland, France, and Holland, of which agency he 
gave an interesting account, interspersed with several passages of beautiful eloquence. The house is 
large, and was well filled. The discourse was preceded by a prayer by Rev. Dr. De Witt, of the Reformed 
Dutch Church. The closing benediction was by Dr. Codman. From the church, between eight and nine 
o'clock, the society adjourned to the New York Hotel, where a magnificent dinner was prepared for three 
hundred persons. Mr. Gallatin had not gone to the church, but presided at the table for about an hour, 
and then retired before the speeches began. Mr. William Beach Lawrence presided the remainder of the 
evening. Mr. Luther Bradish, late Lieutenant-Governor of New York, toasted me — or roasted me— with a 
speech so fulsome that it overset all my philosophy, and I stammered a reply, the only palliation of which 
was its brevity. The speeches followed till some time past midnight, when I retired with my colleagues, 
Saltonstall, Young, and Ellis. — Memoirs 0/ John Quincy Adams, vol. xii., pp. 108-9. 

1 88 2.] Gov. William Beach Lawrence. 6 1 

which then covered us. Something led him to allude to a certain dinner- 
party, on which occasion there was gathered together at his table Charles 
Sumner, then recently elected to the United States Senate, Robert C. Win- 
throp, George Bancroft, John J. Crittenden, Judge Woodbury, and several 
other prominent politicians who must have been surprised to find them- 
selves with their feet under the same mahogany. As the dinner passed off 
pleasantly, notwithstanding the mosaic character of his guests, the Go- 
vernor must have exhibited a good deal of that kind of skill which Burke 
said Chatham displayed in making up a Cabinet, only that the incongruity 
of materials which proved so fatal to the Cabinet, gave only an agreeable 
zest to the dinner-party. 

In a note addressed to me by Mr. Bancroft, dated 28th December, 1881, 
he remarks, "Your memory is exact. It is true that I made the acquaint- 
ance of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence in Rome, in the winter of 1821-22. 
Whether it was in that year that he first saw Mr. Gallatin, I do not know. 
I regret very much that he did not complete his sketch of Gallatin. No 
one was left among us who knew him so early and maintained a friendship 
with him so long. I shall watch the publication of what you say about 
Lawrence," whose fame extends over both continents, and whose name is 
enrolled with those of Story, Kent, and Wheaton. 

In October, Governor Lawrence came to New York, with the double 
purpose of attending his youngest son's marriage and of delivering his 
Gallatin address. For several months he lingered, daily growing physic- 
ally weaker, but continuing to the last with clear and unclouded intellect. 
On Saturday morning, March 26, 1881, he died, at almost the same hour 
that his friend, Oscar Lafayette, a grandson of the General, passed away. 
He was temporarily interred in St. Mark's Churchyard,* but he now sleeps 
with his kindred at Newtown, Long Island, in the family burial-ground, 
purchased in 1660, where a noble monument will soon rise to his memory. 

If Lawrence met with disappointments in his diplomatic and political 
aspirations, I will not dwell upon them ; if he had faults or failings — and 
who has not ? — 1 have neither the time nor the inclination to allude to them, 
for with Halleck I would say, 

" And it is joy to speak the best 
We may of human kind." 

In bidding Governor Lawrence a final farewell, he took mine between his 
emaciated hands and, with feeble voice, remarked, " Say a good word for 
me when I am gone." Have I kept faith with my departed friend? 

* "There was an assemblage of prominent persons at old St. Mark's Church, corner of Second Avenue 
and Stuyvesant Place, yesterday afternoon, to attend the funeral services of William Beach Lawrence. 
The Rev. Dr. Beach Carter, ot Grace Chapel, a cousin of the deceased jurist, conducted the services. The 
pall-bearers wete Hon. Hamilton Fish, Hon. Charles O'Conor, Hon. Samuel B. Ruggles, David Dudley 
Field, General George W. Cullum, U. S. A., Dr. J. C. Welling, of Washington, Hon. James W. Gerard, 
J. S. O'Sullivan, and Dr. William A. Watson. Among those present were Ex-Governor John T. Hoffman,. 
General Grant Wilson, Judge Charles A. Peabody, Edward F. De Lancey, ^George Peabody Wetmore, 
Hon. John Jay, Mason Jones, Hon. E. W. Stoughton, Augustus Schell, Pierre and Louis Lorillard, and 
Gunning S. Bedford The remains were placed in a vault in the churchyard. They will be taken to the 
Lawrence family cemetery, near Newtown, Long Island." — New York paper, March 29, 1881. 

62 Gov. William Beach Lawrence. [April, 

Lawrence Pedigree. 

John and William Lawrence came to this country in the ship Planter, 
which landed at Plymouth, Mass., in 1635. From Massachusetts the broth- 
ers passed to New York, and in 1645 appear among the patentees of Flush- 
ing, L. I. Thomas, a younger brother, followed them from England to 
this place, but in 1656 removed to Newtown, and became one of the pat- 
entees of that place. He subsequently purchased from the Dutch settlers 
several farms along the East River, and was active in the affairs of the 
colony, accepting command of the troops raised in Queen's County to de- 
fend Albany against the French. His commission, with the rank of major, 
is dated December 30, 1689. He died at Newtown, in July, 1703, leaving 
a widow and seven children. 

John Lawrence, the third son of Major Lawrence, married Deborah, 
daughter of Richard Woodhull, one of the patentees of Brookhaven. He 
was captain of a troop of horse, and also sheriff of the county, and died 
December 17, 1729, leaving a widow and three sons. 

John Lawrence, second son of Captain Lawrence, was born at New- 
town, September 9, 1695, and married December 8, 1720, Patience, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Sackett. He was a wealthy farmer, and died May 7, 1765, 
leaving a widow and ten children. 

William Lawrence, fifth child of the preceding, was born July 27, 
1729, and married, May 14, 1752, Anna, daughter of Isaac and Diana 
Brinkerhoff, after whose death he married, April 14, 1771, Mary, daughter 
of Charles Palmer. By these marriages he had twelve children, seven of 
whom were living when he died, January 13, 1794. 

Isaac Lawrence, eighth son of William, was born February 8, 1768, 
and married Cornelia, daughter of Rev. Abraham Beach, D.D. He was 
a prominent New York merchant, and for twenty years president of the 
Branch Bank of the United States. He died July 12, 1841, leaving one 
son and six daughters. Cornelia A. married the poet, James A. Hillhouse, 
of New Haven ; Harriet married Dr. John A. Pool, of New' Brunswick ; 
Josephine C. married Dr. Benjamin Mc Vicker ; Julia B. married Thomas 
L.Wells, a prominent New York lawyer; Marie E. married W. Ingraham 
Kip, Bishop of California, and Hannah E. married Henry Whitney, and 
died in 1844. 

William Beach Lawrence, only son of Isaac and Cornelia Lawrence, 
had six children, five of whom survive him. 

William Beach, a lawyer, who died in 1870. 

Isaac, who, in 1S78, was the Democratic candidate for Governor of 

Rhode Island. 
Esther Gracie, who married Dr. W. L. Wheeler, formerly of the 

United States Navy. 
General Albert Gallatin, who served with distinction during 
the late war. Married, in 1865, Eva, youngest daughter of 
Gen. J. P. Taylor, U.S.A., and niece of President Taylor. 
Have one daughter, Esther. 
Cornelia Beach, married Baron Von Klenck, of Hanover. Have 

two daughters, Marie Bertha and Frederica. 
James G. K., married Catherine Augusta Le Roy. Have one son, 
William Beach Lawrence, born in 188 1. 

i8S2.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XIII., p. 36, of The Record.) 

[May, 1692.] 

den 28 diet. 

den 2 Jun. 

[473] . 
den 12 diet. 

den 15 diet. 
den 20 diet, 
den 23 diet, 
den 30 diet, 
den 4 Jul. 

den 11 diet. 

den 24 diet. 

den 27 diet. 

den 31 diet. 




der 7 Aug. 


den 14 d. 


Isaacq Van Hoeck, Isacq. 

Harmtje Dircks. 
Jan Hybon, Geer- Jan. 

truydt Breedstede. 
Jan Meyer, Annetje Cornelis 

Van Vorst. Annetje 1 1" 

Joris Martenszen An- 

neken Schouten. 
Benjamin Provoost, 

Elsje Alberts. 
Johannes Beekman, 

Aeltje Thomas. 
Fredrick Symonszen, 

Lysbeth Meby. 
Evert Hendricxen, 

Marritje Harden- 

David Provoost, Juni- 
or, Helena Byvanck. 
Hendrick Greven- 

raedt, Sara San- 

Jan Dyckman, Re- 
becca Waldron. 
Adolf Meyer, Maria 

Ver Veelen. 








Jan Kraeck, Kiiy- Elisabeth. 

per, * Geertruyd de 

Evert Van Hoeck, Jo- Hendrickje. 

hanna Van Spyck. 
Joris Burger, Elisa- Elisabeth. 

beth Lubberts. 
Hendrick Jacobszen, Maria. 

Anna Fel. 
Aaron Noortstrant, Jacob. 

Aeltje Steenwycx. 
Barent Waldron, Jan- Johannes. 

netje Jans. 
Willem Parson, Griet- Rebecca. 

je Kiersen. 
Robbert Zickels, Henricus. 

Geertruydt Ridde- 


Evert Van Hoeck, Ger- 
ritje Van Hoeck. 

Andries Breedstede, Geer- 
truyt Barents. 

Mercelis Pieterszen, Fy- 
tie Gerrits, Jan Ariaens- 
zen, Anna Van Vorst. 

Paiilus Turck, Junior, An- 
netje Rappaille. 

Jonathan Provoost, Ca- 
tharina Van der Veen. 

Cornelis Langevelt, Ca- 
tharina Lievens. 

Fredrick Suurmont. 

Pieter Hendricxen, Ca- 
tharina Bloemendael. 

David Provoost, Cathari- 

na Laurens. 
Adries Grevenraedt, Mar- 

gareta de Riemer. 

Samuel Waldron, Sara 

Johannes de Honneur, 

Isaack La Maistre, 

Aeltje Waldron. 
Johannes de Honneur, 

Elisabeth de Foreest. 

Isaacq Van Hoeck, 
Harmtje Dircx. 

Arent Harmenszen, Ewis 

Jan Vincent, Maria Gys- 

Jacob Noortstrant, Geer- 
tie Steenwycx. 

Pieter Van Oblinus, Cor- 
nelia Waldron. . 

Claes Van Hevningen, 
J an netje Van Feurden. 

Lambert Zickels, Abel 
Riddenaes, Maria Jans. 

* Cooper. 

6 4 

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

den 28 diet. 

den 2 Sept. 


den 11 diet, 
den 14 diet. 

den 18 diet. 

den 21 d. 

den 25 d. 

den 28 d. 

den 2 Oct. 


den 5 diet. 
den 12 d. 

den 23 d. 



Jacob Boelen, Catha- Catharina. 

rina Klock. 
Barent Liewens, Jo- Catharina. 

hanna Spitsenb. 

Samuel VerPlancken, Maria. 

Ariaentje Bayard. 
Jan Corssen, Metje Benjamin. 


Abraham Abr., Jaco- Abraham. 

myntie Vilen. 
Joseph Sarton, So- Jonathan ~\ 

phia Claes. Maria \ 

Anthony Brochols, Jenneken. 
Susanna Schrick. 

Philip Schuyler, Eli- Nicolaes. 
sabeth de Meyer. 

Thomas Nackson, Catharina. 
Geertruyt Nack- 

Johannes de Peyster, Elisabeth. 
Anna Banckers. 

Ab. Van Giesen, Fy- Pryntie. 
tie Andries. 


Daniel Rappailje, Annet- 
je Barents. 

Laurens Thomasz. Pogin- 
ga, Catharina Leeti- 

Jacobus Kip, Hendrickje 

De H r Gouverneur Ben- 
jamin Fletser, en Syn 

Cornelis Vilen, Willemtje 

Samuel Ver Flancken, 
Hillegond Jans, Jan- 
netie Hartmans. 

Arent Schuylder, Cas- 
par Teller, Jenneken 

De H r Stephanus Van 
Cortlant, Debora de 

Willem Teller, Jan en 
Ariaentje Span. 

Dirck Hooglant,Lys- 
beth Rappailje. 

Gerrit Bastiaens, 

Try n tie Thys. 

Evert Karseboom, 
Pietertie Karse- 

Corn. Langevelt, Ma- 
ria Greenlant. 

Andries Marschal, 
Lysbeth Van Gel- 

Samuel Levendige, 
Hanna Mayles. 

Aert Elbertszen, Ca- 
tharina Vredit. 

Johannes V. Vorst, 
Annetje Hercx. 

Pieter Lucaszen, Ma- 
ria Jans. 

Laurens Thomaszen, 
Catharina Leuwis. 












Elisabeth j 

Reynier Van Giesen, 
Pryntie Michiels, Eli- 
sabeth Wandels. 

Daniel Rappailje, Anna 

Jan Willemszen Room, 
Marritje Bastiaens. 

Cornelis Michielszen, 
Grietie Karseboom. 

Theunis de Key, Helena 

Van Brug. 

Van Gelder. 

Geen getuygen. 

Enoch Michielszen, Griet- 

je Wessels. 
Sibout Hercxen, Marritje 

Salomon Pieters, Maria 

Barent Lievvis, Aeltje 


1 882.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 




Eodem. Abraham V. Bremen, Dirck. 

Maria Jacobs. 
Eodem. AndriesGrevenraedt, Lucretie. 

Anna Van Brug. 
den 26 d. Pieter Meyer, Baetje Barentje. 

den 19 Nov. Abraham Messuur, Marritie. 

Elisab' Couwenho- 

Eodem. Joris Hooglant, Ca Elisabeth. 

tharina Hoogl\ 
den 13 diet. Henrictis de Meyert, Henricds. 

Agnietje de Key. 

den 20 d'. Isaac Stoutenburg, Pieter. 

Neeltje tJyttenbo- 

Eodem. Willem Pell, Christi- Debora. 

na Pell. 
den 23 diet. Johannes V. Water, Hendrick. 

Baefje Jans, 
den 27 diet. Barent Bosch, Die- Geesje. 

vertje V. Heyningen. 
Eodem. Isaac de Mill, Sara Johannes. 

Eodem. Andries Thamson, Andries. 

Maria Breedstee. 
Eodem. Rip Van Dam, Sara Catharina. 

Van der Spiegel, 
den 2 Dec. Jan Ryder, Adriaen- Jan. 

tie Herckx. 
den 4 diet. Johannes V. Romen, Jan. 

Annetje Pels. 
Eodem. Jacobus Corneliszen, Margariet. 

[476] Aeltje Fredricx. 

den 1 1 diet. Theunis Quick, Jacobus. 

Vrouwtje Jans. 
Eodem. Leendert Liewes, Cornelia. 

Elisabeth Herden- 

den 18 d. Pieter de Groot, Be- Grietie. 

litje Van Schaick. 
Eodem. Lambert Sickers, Ma- Johannes. 

ria Jans, 
den 21 d'. Joris Elswaerdt, Adri- Joris. 

aentie V. Rommen. 
den 25 d'. Ide Van Schayck, Adriaen. 

Ibel Bloedtgoedt. 
Eodem. Frans Hall, Dorothe Caspar. 



Jacob Van Noortstrant, 

Aeltje Alberts. 
Henricus Grevenraedt, 

Helena Van Brug. 
Susanna de Puy. 

Jan Byvanck, Marritje 
Willem s. 

Johannes Hooglant, Anna 
Diiy eking. 

Cap* Theunis de Key, 
Wilhelmus de Meyer, 
Hillegond de Key, Eli- 
sabeth de Meyerdt. 

Lucas Stoutenburg, Wil- 
lemtje Claes. 

Isaacq Breser, Susanna 

Jan Sipkens, Grietje Van 
de Water. 

Jan Bosch, Grietje Foe- 

Jacobus de Beauvois, An- 
na de Mill. 

Woiiter Breedstede, Jan- 
netie ten Broeck. 

Jacobus Van der Spiegel, 
Marritie Luursen. 

Jan Herckxen, Annetje 
He rex. 

Evert Pels, Petronella 
Van Romen. 

Ruth Albertszen, Marga- 
riet Pieters. 

Jacobus de Key, Belitje 

Genit Herdenberg, Gees- 
je Liewens. 

Jacob de Groot, Rebecca 

Robbert Zichels, Judith 

Ver Wey. 
Johannes Van Rommen, 

Anna Maria Elswaerdt. 
Gerrit Onekelbach, Nies- 

je Bloedtgoedt. 
Vincent Casparszen, Han- 

na Yrens. 


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Eodem. Wessel Everts, Sit- Evert. 

sanna Tienhoven. 
Eodem. Charles Lodowyck, Anna. 

Margareta Samuels. 

A 1693. 

den 1 Jan. Claes Gerritszen, Ma- Jacomyntie. 

ria Van Rollegom. 
Eodem. David Danielszen, Johannes. 

Anna Straet. 
den 8 dicto. Seer' Mathedw Clear- Elisabeth, 

kson, Catharina 

Van Schayck. 
Eodem. Gen-it Onckelbag, Rebecca. 

E 1 i s a b e t h Van 

Eodem. Isaacq de Peyster, Johannes. 

Maria Van Ealen. 
Eodem. Gerrit Wouterszen, Benjamin. 

Magdalena Pro- 

den 15 Jan. Abr. Santvoort, Cornells. 

Vroviwtj e Van 

den 18 d*. Jan Meet, Grietje Jacob. 

den 22 diet. Johannes Poel, Tietje Johannes. 

[477] An dries, 

den 25 dicto. Abraham Keteltas, Aeltje. 

Anneken Koiirten. 
den 1 Febr. Mans Burger, Grietje Reynier. 

Eodem. Hendr. ten Eyck, Eva. 

Petronella de Wit. 
den 5 dicto. Laurens Wesselszen, Annetje. 

Aeltje Jans. 
Eodem. Isaacq Van Giesen, Reynier. 

Cornelia Hendricx. 
den 12 diet. Hieronymits V. Bom- Maria. 

mel, Susanna Mol. 
den 19 diet Arnout Webber, Jan- Cornell's. 

netie Cornelis. 
den 22 diet. Gerr' Gerritszen, Ju- Johannes. 

nior, Niesje Pie- 

Eodem. Jan Adriaenszen Sip, Annetje. 

Johanna Van Vorst. ' 
den 5 Mart. Urbanits Thomaszen, Thomas. 

Maria Schouten. 
den 8 dicto. John Dealy, Lysbeth Lidia. 



Lucas Tienhoven, Jan 

netje Wessels. 
MatheiisClearsen, Secret', 
Catharina Van Schayck. 

Johannes Van Rollegom, 
Tryntie Van Rollegom. 

J an • I Straet. 
Geesje ) 

M r Charles Lodowyck 

Anna Van Schayck. 

Assuerfis Hendricx, Neelt- 
je Jans. 

Hendrick Van Balen, Cor- 
nelia de Peyster. 

Benjamin Provoost, Elsje 

Gillis Silly, Anna Maria 
Van Hoorn. 

Hendrick Van Mandeviel, 
Anna Van Noordtstrant. 

de Colin 1 Nicolaes Bay- 
ard, Niefje Andries. 

Johannes ) -,,. ^- 

Aeltje [ Van Gl6Sen - 

Jan Sipkens, Engeltje 

Boiidewvn de Wit, Marie 
de Wit. 

Abraham Janszen, May- 
ken Harbendingk. 

Reynier Van Giesen, 
Dirckie Cornelis. 

David de Foreest, Catha- 
rina Moll. 

Hendrick Corneliszen, 
Anna Claes. 

Andries Breedstede, An- 
na Van Borsum. 

Wandel Diederixen, Pie- 
tertje Van Vorst. 

Gerrit Hollard, Sara 

Hendrick ) ~. 

Lysbeth [ 0bee - 

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den 12 diet. Johan Van Tilbiirg, Theunis. 

AnnaMariaV. Giesen. 
Eodem. Willem Teller, Rachel Hans. 

Eodem. Frans Goderus, Re- Rebecca. 

becca Ennes. 
Eodem. Carsten Leursen, de Carsten. 

jonge, Petronella 

Van der Heul. 
den 19 diet. Jan Pietersz. Bandt, Johanna. 

Maria Jans. 
Eodem. Pieter Adolfszen, Maryken. 

Jenneken Van Bor- 

Eodem. Jan Stephenszen, Ca- Jenneken. 

[478] talina Cloi)pers. 

Eodem. Johannes Van Gel- Gelyn. 

der, Aefje Roos. 
Eodem. Dirck Bensen, Tvsje Eva. 

den 29 diet. Isaacq de Ea Maistre, Abraham 

Cornelia Everts. Isaacq 

den 2 Apr. Enoch Andriessen, Erancina. 

Tryntje Opdyck. 
Eodem. Gernt Duycking, Henrica. 

Maria Abels. 
Eodem. Jan Legget, Catalina Jan 

ten Broeck. Christina 

den 9 diet. Isaacq Graey, Susan- Samuel. 

na Simons. 
Eodem. Jan Peeck, Elisabeth Maria. 

Eodem. Johannes Nys, Mai*- Susanna. 

grietie Keteltas. 
Eodem. Cap 1 Theunis de Key, Rachel. 

Helena Van Brug. 

den 16 d'. Mevnard ) TT , • Anna. 
T J V Hendncx. 

Jannetje ) 

Eodem. Maurits Coeverts, Charles. 

Anna Fonteyn. 

Eodem. Jan Coeverts, Jan- Theunis. 

netje Broeckaert. 

Eodem. Johannes Dii Mor- Catal\>ntie 

tier, Rachel Van 

Eodem. Pieter Van Langen- Cornelis. 

dyck, Geertie Cor- 


Jan Van Tilburg, en Adri- 

aentie Syn huysvrouw. 
Willem Teller, Senior, 

Maria Verleth. 
Gerrit Duycking, Catha- 

rina Leeuvvis. 
Carsten Leursen, Senior, 

Tryntie Van der Heiil. 

Wydt Timmer, Johanna 

Adolf Pieterszen, Maria 
Van Borsum. 

geen getuygen. 

Pieter Willemszen, Tan- 

neken Van Gelder. 
Jacobus Isaackszen, Jan- 
netje Claes. 
5 Adolf Meyer, Johannes 
I Waldron, Maria Ver 
I Veelen, Anna Gerrits. 
Cornelis Andrieszen, 

Francina Abrahams. 
Evert Byvanck, Anna 
g Dirck Wcsselszen, Cor- 
■M nelia Schuyler, Jannetje 
J ten Broeck. 
Jeuriaen Bosch, Anna 

Maria Bosch. 
Gerrit Vile, Jannetje Im- 

Willem Hellaken, Corne- 
lia Keteltas. 
Cap' Johannes Kip, Cap' 
Brant Schuylder, Anna 
Van Brug. 
Jan Hermanszen, Claesje 

Jan Coevers, Lea Fon- 
Maurits Coeverts, Maria 
. Jan Du Mortier, Lucas en 
Tryntie Van Tienho- 
Jacob Corneliszen, Be- 
litje Hendricx. 


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den 23 d. 


den 30 diet. 

den 7 May. 
den 7 May. 
den 10 dicto. 
den 14 dicto. 
den 17 dicto. 

den 21 dicto. 



den 25 diet. 

den 4 Jun. 

den 11 diet. 


den 14 diet. 


Jacob Bennet, Neelt- Willem. 

je Beeckmans. 
Willem Francis, Jan- Joris. 

netje Van de Berg. 
John Sprat, Maryken Maria. 

de Peyster. 
Johannes Pluvier, Rebecca. 

Cornelia Van 

Bartholemeus Le Rachel. 

Reux, Geertruydt 

Van Rollegom. 
Sibout Hercxen, Mar- Hijletje. 

ritje Abrahams. 
Jacobus Eie Waren, Ambrosius. 

Anna Gansevoort. 
Gabriel Thomaszen, Johannes. 

Jan netje Dircx. 
Jan Focken, Lysbeth Wilhelmus. 

Albert Clock, Tryn- Marten. 

tie Van der He ill. 
Elbertje Eiberts. Maria. 

Pieter Jacobszen, Re- Jan. 

becca Jans. 
Johannes Outman, Francois. 

Femmetje Cocq. 

Theunis Hercx, So- Jacobus. 

phia Hendricx. 
Dirck Slyck, Hen- Jannetie. 

drickje Hendricx. 

Charles Petit, Maria Albertiis 
Thomas. Maeyken 

Jan Kiersen, Gerritje Jannetje. 

Van Daelsen. 
Johannes Hybon, Maria. 

Geertruyd Breed- 

Reynier Quacken- Jacob. 

bosch, Claesje Ja- 
Robbert Darkens, Hester. 

Christina Stevens. 
Laurens Van hoeck, Johanna. 

Johanna Hendricx. 
Albert Gardenier, Cornelia. 

Marritje Harmens. 


Marten Beeckman, Geer- 
truydt Bennet. 

Jeuriaen Van den Berg, 
Belitje Lodowycx. 

Johannes Peyster, Maria 
Van Balen. 

-r, , v (■ Van Schayck. 

Rebecca J J 

Nicolaes Gerritszen, Ma- 
ria Van Rollegom. 

Johannes Van Vorst, 
Tryntie JFiercx. 

Pieter Jacobszen Marius, 
Adriaentie Thomas. 

Hertman Michielszen, 
Anna Hertman s. 

Andries Breedstede, An- 
netje Breedstede. 

Marten Clock, Lysbeth 
Van der Heiil. 

Aert Elbertszen, Grietje 

Jan Hanszen, Marritje 

Jacobus Van Cortlant, 
Catharina Van Cort- 

Jacobus Hercx, Wyntje 

Hendrick Janszan Van 
Brevoort, Marritje Hen- 
5' Tan Carelszen, Helena 
I Hendricx. 

Theunis Van Daelsen, 
Tryntie Van Daelsen. 

Barent Hybon, Maria 

Jacob Corneliszen, Neelt- 
je Van Schaick. 

Willem Teller, Junior, 
Hester Gleanne. 

Arent Van Hoeck, Aeltje 


Salomon ) -^ , . 
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den 21 diet. 
den 25 d. 
den 5 Jul. 


den 5 diet. 

den 12 dicto. 



den 23 diet. 

den 30 diet. 

den 13 Aug. 

den 20 diet. 

den 27 diet. 


den 30 diet. 

den 3 Sept. 

den 10 diet. 

den 17 diet. 


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Laurens Janszen, Ma- Belitje. 

ria Roos. 
Willem Sharpas, Ma- Thomas. 

ry Sharpas. 

Wolfert Ecker, Ma- Steven. 

ritje Sibouts. 
Reyer Michielszen, Jannetje. 
Jacquemina Tibouts. 
Hendrick Kiersen, Rachel. 

Metje Michiels. 
Jan de La Montagne, Jacob. 

Annetje Waldron. 
Willem Appel, Mag- Maria Mag- 

dalena Simons. dalena. 

Schermer- Maria. 
Willem tje 



Jan Thyssen Buys, Hendrick. 

Jannetje Buys. 
Cornells Van Beeck, Willem. 

Maria Claes. 
Abraham Ackerman, Anna Maria, 

Aeltie Van Laer. 
Marten Beeckman, Engeltje. 

Neeltje Slingerlant. 
Egbert Van Zeyl, An- Johannes. 

netje Van Zeyl. 
Thomas Hardon, Ca- Margariet. 

tharina Bedlo. 
Johannes Van d r Spie- Laurens. 

gel, Maria Leursen. 
Willem Bogart, Hil- Adriaen. 

legond Joris. 
Lucas Tienhoven, Cornells. 

Tryntje Bording. 
RobbertSinclaer,Ma- Robbert. 

ria Duycking. 
Johannes janszen, Su- Helena. 

sanna Eel. 
Frans Wessels, Tryn- Geertie. 

tie Wessels. 
Isaack de Riemer, Anna Elisa- 

Aeltie Wessels. 



Jacob Van Noord- 

strant, Anna Croe- 

Jan Martenszen, An- Marten. 

na Schouten. 



Jacques Terneur, Aefje 

de Major Abraham de 
Peyster, Stonley Hand- 
cock, Maria Jeamison. 
Jochem Wouters, Weyntie 

Johannes Tibout, Metje 

Jan Odell, Anna Mon- 
Jacobus Kip, Johanna de 

La Montagne. 
Pieter Romen, Catharina 

Cortlant, Catharina Ap- 




Jacqiiemyntie Vile. 

Adriaen ) T7 c , .. , 
t, , \ Van Schayck. 

Rebecca \ ■> 

a a ■ *• t VanTilburg. 
Adnaentie j ° 

Arent Fredricx, Hester 

Jan Vincent, Neeltje 

Mangel' Janszen, Annet- 
je Hendricx. 
Claes Burger, Joseph 

Smit, Maria Bedlo. 
Carsten Leursen, Geertie 

Jan Van Hoorn, Belitje 

Johannes de Mortier, 

Rachel Tienhoven. 
Evert en Gerrit Duyc- 
king, Anna Hooglant. 
Jan Vincent, Maria Jans. 


Laurens ) 
Aeltie J 
Henricus Selyns, Predic', 

Jacob Teller, Margare- 

ta de Riemer. 
Aaron Van Noordtstrant, 

Aeltje Van Steenwyck. 

Daniel Rappalje, Sara 
Schouten, de oude. 


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den 20 diet, 
den 24 d. 


den 1 Octob. 


den 11 diet. 
den 15 diet. 
den 18 diet. 

den 22 d'. 

den 1 Nov. 
den 5 diet. 
den 12 diet. 
den 15 d. 

den 19 d. 
den 17 Dec. 





Herman us Van Gel- 
der, Theuntie Theu- 

Simon Breedstede, 
Jannetje Van Laer. 

Pieter de Mill, Maria 
Van der Heul. 

Arent Fredricx, Hes- 
ter Daniels. 

Abraham Montagne, 
Rebecca Theunis. 

Isaacq Kip, Sara de 








Johannes Burger, He- Paulus. 

lena Turck. 
Theunis Van Pelt, Hendrick. 

Elsje Hendricx. 
James \ cxx James. 

Elisabeth \ uolilns - 
Joseps Woodt, Fran- Jenneken. 

cina Hermans. 

Johannes Waldron, Margareta. 

Anna Van Dalsen. 
Claes Burger, Sara Isaacq. 

Catharina Bedlo. 

Gerbrant Claeszen, Marritje. 

Maria Claes. 
Conradus Van der Conradus. 

Beeck, Elsje Jans. 
Helmigk Roelofszen, Lysbeth. 

Jannetje Pieters. 
Jan ) p, , Abraham. 

Anna j 
Claes Van Heynin- Cornelis. 

gen, Jannetje Kiers- 

Hendr. Van Oblinius, Sara. 

Jannetje Tibouts. 
Pieter Chavallier, Be- Catharina. 

litje Claerhout. 
Pieter Janszen Bosch, Jenneken. 

Susanna Barents. 
Jan Van Hoorn, Cornelis. 

Catharina Meyers. 
Aert Elberts, Catha- Elbert. 

rina Vreedl'. 
Adriaen Man, Anna Johannes. 



Theunis Idenszen, Than- 
neken Montenacq. 

Johannes Hardenbroeck, 
Grietie Hendricx. 

Johannes Van der Heul, 
Anna Van der Burg. 

Jacobus Corneliszen, 

Grietje Pieters. 

\ V (- de La Montagne. 
Anna ) & 

Abraham Van der Heul, 

Abraham Kip, Anna 

de Mill. 

Paulus ) 
tje j" 



Hendrick Van Pelt, Aa- 

netje Hendricx. 
John Geddes, Jeanne 

de H r Coin 1 Nicolaes 

Bayard, J r , Judith Ver- 


Tohannes ) ^ „ „ . 
J A Y De Peyster. 

Anna \ J 

Joseph Smith, David 
Hendricxen, Engeltje 

Claes Evertszen, Jannetje 

Jacob Corneliszen, Hes- 
ter Van der Beeck. 

Gerrit Jeuriaenszen, Be- 
litje Dircx. 

Margrietie Van Zanen. 

Henricusde Foreest, Ma- 
ria Flaesbeeck. 

Theunis Tiboiit, Maria 

Van Oblinus. 
Leendert Lieuwis,Cundra 

Barent Janszen Bosch, 

Annetje Jans. 

Andries ) ,, .. 
,,,,.} Meyers. 
Vrouwtje ) J 

Jan Wessels, Marritje 


Isaack Kip, Sara de Mill. 

1882.] The Pruyn Family — American Branch. 


By John V. L. Pruyn, Jr. 

(Continued from p. 15.) 

r 5- 
Hendrick Logan (also written Hogen), " geborte in Lr/and," m. Oct. 
2 9j Jf 733, ( J 5) Alida Pruyn, dau. of (4) John Pruyn and Emilia Sanders, 
bp. March 23, 1707 (Barent Sanders ; Anna van Yveren, paternal aunt), 
and had issue, baptized at the Dutch Church, Albany, 

John, bp. July 7, 1734 (Francis Pruyn, uncle ; Catharine Pruyne). 

Francis, bp. July 29, 1736 (Francis Pruyn, uncle ; Anna Lansing). 

David, bp. April 23, 1738 (Bernardus Harze?i ; Maria Pruyn). 

Hendrick, bp. April 20, 1740 (Jacob Harzen ; Maria Pruyn). 

Anna, bp. Aug. 1, 1742 (John Pruyn, uncle ; Elsie Pruyn, aunt). 

Margaret, bp. May 30, 1744 (Abraham Lansing; Catharine 



Abraham Kip, bp. Jan. 24, 1714; m. April 20, 1744, (17) Elsie or 
Alice Pruyn, bp. Feb. 14, 17 14 (Gerrit Roseboom ; Elizabeth Visscher), 
dau. of (4) John Pruyn and Emilia Sanders. His father was Jacob, son of 
Isaac Hendricksen Kip, and one of the five partners of the Arie Rosa & 
Co. patent (Sec. of State 's office, Book 6 of Patents, p. 328). His mother 
was Rachel, dau. of Roeloff Swartwout, first Schout-Fiscal, or Sheriff of 
Wiltwyck at the Esopus (N. Y. Geneal. and Biog. Record for 1881, 
p. 30). He had issue : 

John. bp. April 14, 1745, at tne Rhinebeck Flats Dutch Church 
(John Pruyn, grandfather ; Emilia Sanders, grandmother). 

Amelia, bp. Aug. 24, 1746 ; m. Stephen Wynants, of Dutchess Co. 

Jacob, bp. Oct. 12, 1747, at Rhinebeck Flats; died young. 

Jacob, bp. Sept. 26, 1748, at Rhinebeck Flats. 


(iS) Francis S. Pruyn, son of (9) Samuel Pruyn and Maria Bogart ; 
bp. March 15, 1704 (Jacob Bogart ; Anna van Yveren, paternal aunt) ; 
d. Aug. 27, 1767; m. July 15, 1726 (14) Alida van Yveren, dau. of War- 
ner van Yveren and (3) Anna Pruyn ; bp. Aug. 6, 1704 (Samuel Pruyn, 
uncle; Maria Gerritse, maternal aunt). In 1731-32 he was Fire-Master. 
In 1745-46 he was Assistant Alderman, and in 1761-62 Alderman from 
the Second Ward of the City of Albany. He had issue : 

* The names of sponsors are placed in parenthesis, the surnames being in italics. 

j 2 The Pruyn Family — American Branch. [April, 

37. Anna, b. Oct. 1, 1726 (Casparus van Yveren, uncle; Alida 
Pruyn) ; died young. 

38. Samuel, b. Oct. 2, 1727 (Samuel Pruyn, grandfather; Maria 
Bogart, grandmother) ; died young. 

39. Samuel, m. Neeltje Ten Eyck. 

40. Anna, b. April 20, 1732 (Casparus van Yveren, uncle ; Cath- 
arine Pruyne) ; d. in New York, Dec. 21, 1747. 

41. Casparus, m. Catharine Groesbeck. 

42. John F., m. Gertrude Ten Eyck. 

43. Jacob F., m. Hendrickie van Buren. 


(22) John S. Pruyn, son of (9) Samuel Pruyn and Maria Bogart ; 
bp. July 14, 1723 (Arnold or Arent Pruyn. uncle; Catharine Pruyne); 
m. Jeannette (Jeannetje) van Aalsteyn, b. Aug. 22, 17x9, dau. of Martin 
Janse van Aalsteyn and Cornelia van den Bergh. 

In 1749-50 he was Fire-Master for the Third Ward of Albany. He 
had issue : 

44. Jacob I., m. Neeltje DeForest. 

45. Maria, bp. Nov. 4, 1750 (Francis Pruyn; Alida Pruyn); m. 

(?) Dec. 9, 1787, Peter Winne Witbeck. 

46. Samuel, m. Eleanor (Neeltje) Hosford, 

47. John, m. Ariaantje Verplanck. 

48. Reinier, m. Jeannette (Jannetje) Goewey. 

49. Pieterje, bp. March 15, 1761 (Peter Yates ; Sarah Van Aal- 

50. Francis, bp. Oct. 1, 1764 (Samuel Pruyn, uncle; Neeltje 

Ten Eyck, his wife). 


(39) Samuel Pruyn, merchant, of Albany; son of (18) Francis S. 
Pruyn and (14) Alida van Yveren ; b. Sept. 3, 1728 (Samuel Pruyn, grand- 
father ; Maria Bogart, grandmother) ; d. Dec. 14, 1785. He m. Feb. 17, 
1756, Neeltje Ten Eyck, bp. Jan 15, 1729 (John Visscher ; Jane Ten Pyc/c), 
d. April 14, 1817 ; dau. of Jacob Ten Eyck and Alida Visscher, of Albany. 
In 1752 he was Fire-Master for the Second Ward of Albany, and in 
March, 1764, we find his name attached to a "Petition of Merchants of 
Albany to the Lords of Trade" at London, in regard to trading with the 
Indians. In 1768 he was a Deacon of the Dutch Church. He lived on 
the southwest corner of what are now North Pearl Street and Maiden 
Lane, in a good old gabled house, known for many years as the " Pruyn 
Homestead." He had issue 

51. Francis Samuel, m. Maria Van Ness. 

52. Maria, m. Abraham Halenbeck. 

53. Annatje, bp. Aug. 2, 1762 (Casparus Pruyn, uncle; Alida 
Pruyn); d. at the "Pruyn Homestead," Feb. 2, 1833. She 
was a great church worker, and one of those old Dutch ladies 
for whom Albany was famous. At her funeral a " memorial 
sermon " was delivered by the Rev. Isaac Ferris, D.D., pastor 
of the Second Reformed Church, of which she was a member. 

1 882.] The Pruyn Family — Americati Branch. y-> 

54. Jacob S., m. Harriet Roseboom. 

55. John S., m. Margaret Lansing. 


(41) Casparus Pruyn, son of (18) Francis S. Pruyn and (14) Alida 
van Yveren ; b. May 10, 1734 (Jacob Pruyn, uncle; Maria Pruyn); d. 
Oct. 7, 1817; m. Dec. 19, 1762, Catherine Groesbeck, b. May 8, 1737 
(John Van Ness ; Catharine Van Ness) ; d. Feb. 17, 1788; dau. of David 
Groesbeck and Maria Vanderpoel, of Albany. In 1775 his name appears 
on the roll of the First Albany County Regiment, as Lieutenant. In 1785 
he was one of the Assessors for the Second Ward of Albany, and subse- 
quently was an Flder of the Dutch Church. He had issue : 

56. Maria, b. April 17, 1763 (David Groesbeck, grandfather; 
Catharine Groesbeck) ; d. March 14, 182 1. 

57. Alida, b. Jan. 12, 1765 (Samuel Pruyn, uncle; Neeltje 
Pruyn, his wife) ; d. Sept. n, 1767. 

58. Francis, b. Sept. 16, 1767 (Samuel Pruyn, uncle; Alida 
Pruyn); d. Sept. 27, 1768. 

59. Francis C, m. Cornelia Dunbar. 

60. David, m. Hibertie Lansing. 

61. Alida, b. Dec. n, 1773 (John Pruyn, uncle; Gertrude Ten 
Eyck, his wife). 

62. William, b. March 11, 1776 (John Groesbeck; Catharine 

Groesbeck) ; d. 1834. 


(42) John F. Pruyn, son of (18) Francis S. Pruyn and (14) Alida van 
Yveren, b. Dec. 22, 1739 (John Pruyn, cousin; Elsie Pruyn, cousin); 
d. March 23, 1815 ; m. July 13, 1769, Gertrude Ten Eyck; b. Jan. 11, 
173-I (Hendrick Myndert Roseboom; Gertrude van der Hey den) ; d. 
May 16, 1807 ; dau. of Jacob Ten Eyck and Alida Visscher, of Albany. In 
1762 he was High Constable of Albany. He left no issue. 


(43) Jacob F. Pruyn, son of (18) Francis S. Pruyn and (14) Alida 
van Yveren; b. July 22, 1744 (Bernardus Harzen ; Catharine PVinne) ; d. 
June 17, 1812 ; m. Feb. 15, 1774, Henrietta (Hendrickie) van Buren, bp. 
Oct. 15, 1749, dau. of Barent (son of Peter Martense, of Kinderhook) van 
Buren and Catalyna Schermerhorn. He had issue : 

63. Alida, b. Jan. 20, 1775 (Samuel Pruyn, uncle; Neeltje Ten 

Eyck, his wife) ; m. April 10, 1806, Jonathan Warner. 

64. Catalyna, b. April 24, 1778 (Barent van Buren, grandfather ; 
Catalyna Schermerhorn, grandmother) ; in. firstly, Peter End- 
ers ; secondly, Martin De Forest. 

65. Francis L, m. Tenette (Antoinette ?) De Forest. 

66. Margaret, b. Dec. 11, 1783 (Jacob Schermerhorn ; Alida De 
Forest) ; m. Isaac van Heusen. 

67. A son, b. June 27, 1785 ; d. June 29, 1785. 

74 The Pruyn Family — American Branch. [April, 

68. Anna, b. Sept. 23, 1786 (John Pruyn, uncle; Gertrude Ten 
Fyck, his wife) ; m. Adam Snyder. 

69. Deborah, b. April 13, 1790 (Alida Pruyn). 


(44) Jacob I. Pruyn, son of (22) John S. Pruyn and Jeannette (Jan- 
netje) van Aalsteyn ; bp. Jan. 22, 1749 (Reinier van Aalsteyn ; Pieterje van 
Aalsieyii) ; m. March 17, 1786, Elinor (Neeltje) De Foreest, bp. Aug. 24, 
1755; dau. of Isaac De Foreest and Alida Fonda, of Albany. He had 
issue : 

70. Isaac, b. Feb. 3, 1788 (Isaac De Foreest, grandfather; Maria 
De Foreest, aunt) ; died young. 

71. John, b. May 28, 1790 (John Pruyn, uncle; Maria Witbeck, 
aunt) ; merchant, of Albany ; d. July 12, 1862. 

72. Alida, b. Sept. 4, 1792; d. in Schenectady about 1876. 

73. Jacob, b. Dec. 12, 1794; died young. 

74. Jane, b. Aug. 3, 1796 ; d. in Schenectady about 1874. 


(46) Samuel Pruyn, son of (22) John S. Pruyn and Jeannette (Jan- 
netje) van Aalsteyn; bp. Nov. 19, 1752 (Jacob Pruyn ; Maria Bogart, 
grandmother) ; m. June n, 1775, Eleanor (Neeltje) Hosford, bp. at 
Schenectady Jan. 2, 1757, dau. of Reuben Hosford, " of Farmington, New 
England," and Ariaantje van Antwerpen, of Schenectady. He had issue : 

75. John, b. Nov. n, 1776 (Jacob Pruyn ; Maria. Pruyn). 

76. Reuben, b. in Schenectady, Jan. 25, 1778. 

77. Dirk, b. April 2, 1786 (Dirk Groot ; Maria Grooi). 

78. Jeannette (Jannetje), b. Sept. 30, 1790 (John Pruyn; En- 
geltje Verplanck). 


(47) John Pruyn, son of (22) John S. Pruyn and Jeannette (Jannetje) 
van Aalsteyn; bp. April 27, 1755 (Anthony Pratt; Catharine Whine) ; 
m. about 1780 Ariaantje Verplanck, bp. May 4, 1760 (Isaac Verplanck ; 
Ariaantje Verplanck), dau. of William Verplanck and Lydia Liverse, and 
a lineal descendant of Abraham Isaacsen Verplanck, who settled in New 
Amsterdam about 1640. He had issue : 

79. John, b. April 13, 1783 (Jacob Pruyn; Maria Pruyn). 

80. John, b. April 1, 1785 (Jacob Pruyn ; Pieterje Pruyn, aunt). 

81. William, m. firstly, Cornelia T. B. Hilton ; m. secondly, (112) 
Margaret Pruyn. 

82. Teunis, b. Aug. 6, 1789 (Gulian Verplanck ; Rachel Lan- 

83. Rynier, m. Eliza Hills. 


(48) Reinier Pruyn, son of (22) John S. Pruyn and Jeannette (Jan- 
netje) Van Aalsteyn ; bp. May 22, 1757 (Reinier Van Aalsteyn ; Cornelia 
Van den Bergh) ; m. Oct. 3, 1876, Jeannette (Jannetje) Goewey, b. May 
8, 1760, dau. (?) of John Goewey and Maria Van Yveren, and had issue : 

1 882.] The Pruyn Family — American Branch. ye 

84. Jeannette (Jannetje), m. Cornelius W. Groesbeck. 

85. Lorena, b. May 31, 1789 (Lorena Goewey). 

86. Maria, b. Aug. 18, 1791 (Peter Witbeck ; Cornelia Witbeck). 


(51) Francis Samuel Pruyn, son of (39) Samuel Pruyn and Neeltje 
Ten Eyck; bp. July 10, 1757 (Francis Pruyn ; Alicia Pruyii) ; m. July 13, 
1777, Maria Van Ness (Van Es, Van Esch), b. Oct. 8, 1760 (Gysbert 
Fonda ; Elsie Fonda), d. April 1, 1847, dau. of Hendrick Gerritse Van 
Ness and Magdalena Vrooman, of Albany. Mrs. Pruyn, through her 
father, Mr. Van Ness, owned a great deal of land on the north side of the 
Hoosac River, and we find many of the issue of this marriage in Washing- 
ton and Rensselaer and adjacent counties. There were : 

87. Magdalena, m. David Storm Benway. 

88. Samuel, b. April 24, 1781 ; d. March 10, 1801. 

89. Hendrick Van Ness, m. Hannah Norton. 

90. Jacob Ten Eyck, m. Neiltje Knickerbacker. 

91. Gerrit, m. Rebecca Van Vechten. 

92. Nelly, b. Feb. 24, 1789 ; d. Aug., 1877. 

93. Hannah, m. Lodewecus Viele. 

94. John, m. Rebecca Fonda. 

95. Francis, m. Ann Fort. 

96. Cathalina Tremper, m. Derick Morris Van Buskirk. 

97. Abram, b. Nov. 22, 1798 ; d. Oct. 12, 1817. 

98. Maria Frances, m. firstly, Jacob Tremper ; m. secondly, James 

Francis Patterson. 

99. Samuel, m. firstly, Mary Sears; in. secondly, Mary Sears, a 
cousin of his first wife. 


Abraham Halenbeck, m. Aug. 24, 1776, (52) Maria Pruyne, b. Jan. 
22, 1760 (Jacob Ten Eyck, grandfather; Alida Visscher, grandmother), 
dau. of (39) Samuel Pruyn and Neeltje Ten Eyck. 

Most of his children were baptized at Coxsackie. He had : 

Samuel, b. Dec. n, 1779 (Samuel Pruyn, grandfather; Neeltje Ten 

Eyck, grandmother). 
Francis, bp. Oct. 26, 1784 (Francis Pruyn, uncle ; Maria Pruyn). 
Anna, bp. July 10, 1790 (Jacob S. Pruyn, uncle; Annatje Pruyn, 

Isaac, bp. May 12, 1793. 
Gertrude, b. Nov. 9, 1796 (John F. Pruyn, uncle ; Gertrude Ten 

Eyck, his wife). 
Jacob Sickles, b. April 24, 1799 (Jacob Sickles). 
John Pruyn, b. June 24, 1802. 


(54) Jacob S. Pruyn, son of (39) Samuel Pruyn and Neeltje Ten 
Eyck ; b. June 28, 1765 (Barent Ten Eyck, uncle ; Alida Ten Eyck, aunt) ; 

76 The Pruyn Family — American Branch. [April, 

m. Harriet Roseboom, b. about 1 771, d. Aug. 14, 185 1, dau. of Jacob 
Roseboom and Hester Lansing, of Albany. 

He died at La Fayette. Onondaga Co., N. Y., July 20, 1836. He was 
master of a vessel on the Hudson River. He had issue : 

100. Jacob Roseboom, b. April 17, 1806; died young. 

101. Jacob Roseboom, b. Sept. 17, 1807; m. Dec. 15, 1850, Ann 

Eliza Scott, widow of Butler, and had a daughter, d. 

young ; still living. 

102. Samuel, b. Sept. 12, 1809; died young. 

103. Alida, died young. 


(55) John S. Pruyn, son of (39) Samuel Pruyn and Neeltje Ten Eyck ; 
b. Nov. 1, 1768 (John Prtiyn, uncle; Gertrude Ten Eyck, aunt); m. 
April 5, 1794, Margaret Lansing, b. April 20, 1772, d. Oct. 15, 1839, 
dau. of Gerrit A. Lansing, of Albany, by his firsc wife, Agnes Bratt. (Ger- 
rit Lansing's second wife was Catharine Swart.) 

In the prime of life, John S. Pruyn was captain of a sloop, and an ex- 
tensive ship-owner, on the Hudson River. He was, in fact, one of those 
able skippers who, before the introduction of steam and electricity, did all 
the freighting business on the river ; and, during the boating season, car- 
ried up and down all who travelled for pleasure or for business. In those 
good old days there was no feverish hurry or excitement, and the voyage 
from Albany to New York occupied from four to fourteen days. " The 
skipper put on board all the freight he could procure, either at New York 
or Albany, and, as they floated along, communicated with the shore at 
every point where a signal was displayed, indicating that either freight or 
passengers might be had for the trouble of sending in a boat. These stops 
were frequent, and independent of the regular landing-places, and they 
were not unfrequently long ones, if it chanced to suit the convenience of 
the skipper to go on shore himself to chat with a friend, or take a luncheon 
and a diink of buttermilk, or mayhap of schnaps. If a storm arose with 
the baffling wind dead ahead, there was no beating or tacking to be thought 
of. Down went the anchor, and all hands waited patiently for a change in 
their favor. The world jogged along easily then. There was no hurry, 
no hurrying, for whatever was done, good and ample time was taken." 

Among Capt. Pruyn's associates were Capt. Bogart, Capt. Monteath, 
Capt. Whipple, Capt. Van Schoonhoven, Capt. Wendell, the father of the 
late Dr. Peter Wendell, and Capt. Anthony Van Santvoord, a grandson of 
the Rev. Cornelius Van Santvoord, who was sent out from Holland to take 
charge of a Dutch church, and settled in Schenectady. Capt. Pruyn left 
issue : 

104. Sarah, b. Sept. 26, 1795 ; rec. into Dutch Church about 1846 ; 
d. Oct. 3, 1866. 

105. Alida Ten Eyck, b. Nov. 23, 1797; d. April 25, 1799. 

106. Samuel, m. firstly, Helen Vandervoort ; m. secondly, Mary 

107. Agnes, b. June 15, 1807 ; rec. into the Dutch Church about 
1846 ; active member and Treasurer of the Children's Friend 
Society ; still living in Albany. 

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CITY OF NEW YORK.— Marriages. 


[A° 1722.] 
May 4. 


J% 5- 

29 Jfiny. 

August 24. 

Sept. 1. 

Octob. 27. 

Decemb. 6. 


A° 1722. 

April 19. 
May 3. 
Jiiny 9. 



July 7. 


August 17. 

(Continued from Vol. XIII., p. 23, of The Record.) 

Jan Krankheit, j. m. V. 't Hooglandt, 
met Jannetje Hooms, j. d. Van Bos- 
wyk, beide woonende alhier. 

Joh s Lesjer, j. m. uit H. Duidsland, met 
Eva Binder, j. d. uit de Palls, beide 
woonende alhier. 

Barnaby Hanson, j. m. Yerland, met 
Elisabeth Randle, j. d. V. Yerland, 
beide \voon d alhier. 

Pieter Merk, j. m. V. Canada, met Sa- 
rah Prans Wed. V. Thorn 5 Hunt, V. 
O. Engl', beide \voon d alhier. 

Jan Sprong, j. m. V. L. Evl', met Elisa- 
beth Dykman, j. d. V. Bloemend 1 , 
beide woonend alhier. 

Johan Peter Zenger, Wed r , met Anna 
Cath a Maulin, j. d., beide uit Hoog- 
duidsl', en woonende alhier. 

Joh s Benssing, j. m. V. N. Haarlem, & 
Tanneke Waldron, j. d. V. N. Haarl m . 

Thomas Haal, j. m., met Maria Haal, 
j. d., beide van de Newersinks en 
woonende alhier. 

Thomas Flietvvort, j. m., met Elisabeth 
Chapman, Wed. V. Willem Craft, 
beide V. O. EngP, en Woon e alhier. 

Tobias Wynant, j. m., & Elisabeth Van 
Jeveren, beide uit Duidsland en bei- 
de woon e door' Hoogland. 

Ryk Lent, j. m. V. Westchester, met 
Cornelia Waldron, j. d. V. N. Haarlem. 

Personen met Licentie. 

John Garside & Joh a Laton. 

John Suter & Margaret Breaker. 
Abraham Boke & Rebecca Paers. 
Joh s Van Vorst & Elisabeth Barkelo. 
Pieter Marschalk & Cathalina Kip. 
John Lanyon & Hanna Rierden. 
Nicolaus Adams & Mary Gattvvay. 
Christopher Jones & Maria Magdalena. 
Abraham De Peyster & Margaret V. 

John Vredenburg & Sarah Waldron. 
Benjam" Ghoff & Elizab' Hudson. 
Charles Crook & Anna Rutgers. 


[A° 1722.] 
[May] 26. 

Juny 3- 


July 22. 





October 7 






A° 1722. 
Getrouwt April 

May 3. 
Juny 3. 


July 1. 



August 18. 


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August 28. 
Septemb. 15. 

Octob. 3. 

(Septemb. den 


Novemb 27. 


A° 1723. 

January 5. 


Met attest. V. 
Tappan ge- 
teekent. den 
27 Febr. 

Maart 2. 

May 4. 



Juny 8. 


Charles Magennis & Rebecca Bon. August 28. 

Thomas Finch & Elizab* Griffet. Septemb. 15. 

Andrew Teller & Catharina Van de 15. 


Joh s V. Harlingen & Maria Bussing. 17. te Haarlem. 

Benjamin Kierstede & Jane Blom. 22. 

D° Petrus Vas & Elsje Schuyler. Octob. 6. 

Pieter Hibon & Maria Davie. 7. 

Isaac Roderigo & Elsje V. r Spiegel. 7. 

William Smith, Junior, & Cath a Harris. 11. 

Henrik Ryk & Elizab th Peek. 20. 

Edward Landers & Rachel De Graaiiw. 29. 

Hendrik Filkens & Elizb' Smith. Novemb. 27. 

Pieter Rutgers & Helena Hoogland. Decemb. 1. 

Personen met Geboden. 

A 1723. 
Getrouwt Janu- 
ary 20. 

Jonathan Gleesen, j. m. V. Jerlant, met 
Mary Maggerits,Wed. V.William Best. 

James Egelton, j. m. V. Schotland, met 
Agnietje Aartcher, j. d. V. N. Haar- 

Petrus Van S' Tome, j. m. V. groote February 15 
Kil, met Susanna Cisco, j. d. V. klei- 
ne Jonkers. 

Jan Perry, j. m., met Catharina Stypers, Maart io. 
Wed. V. Philip Serven, beide van Tap- 
pan en woonende aldaar. 

Patrik Miller, j. m., & Elisabet Makneel, 20. 

beide van Schotland en woonende 

Robbert Lason, Wed r V. O. Engl 1 & 24. 

Anna Hees, Wed. V. John Moglison 

V. Schotland, beide woonende alhier. 
Pieter Jager, j. m., & Catharina Riedig, April 19. 

j. d., beide uit Diiidslandt en woonen- 
de alhier. 
Andries Preslaar, j. m. uit duidslant, en 21. 

Antje Wels, j. d. Van Staten Eylant, 

beide woon e alhier. 
Jacob Vollenweyler, Wed r , met Cathau- Juny 8. 

na Maul, Wed. V. Mich 1 Moncleur, 

beide uit Duidslant en woonende al- 
Joh s Vredenburg, j. m. V. N.York, met 22. 

Jannetje Woeders, j. d. V. N. York, 

beide woonende alhier. 
James Sibbit, Wed r V. London, met 26. 

Martha Lie, Wed. V. Alex r Simson 

V. N. York, beide woonende alhier. 

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July 19. 

August 16. 


Septemb. 22. 
Met attest, uit 
de Zuitsersche 

Octob. 6. Met 
attest, uit de 


A 1722. 

cemb. 7. 

A 1723. 
January 5. 

3 1 - 

Febr. 9. 
27. _ 
April 22. 


May 1. 


Juny 22. 
July 19. 
August 10. 




2 3- 
Sept. 2i. 


A° 1723. 
Septemb. 13. 

Octob. 11. 


Walther Heyer, j. m. V. N. York, met August 8. 

Jenneke Van Vorst, j. d. V. Ahasyms. 
Samuel Nyts, j. m. V. Breukelen, met 11. 

Alida Berry, j. d. V. Akkinsak. beide 

woonende alhier. 
Jacobus Rrykman, j. m. V. Deutelbay, Septemb. 1. 

met Geertruy Adriaansse, j. d. mee 

V. Deutelbay. 
Johannes Bussing, j.m., met Metje Cort- 2. 

regt, j. d., beide van N. Haarlem. 
Paulus Tenkelbag, uit H. Duidslant, met 

Maria Apelonia, Wed: Van tJrbanus 

Hents, woonend e aan de kleine Jon- 

Jurriaan Willem Morig V. Elbinggrode Octob. 6. 

met Anna Melkers Van Frankenstyn 

beide woonende alhier. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Cornelius Van Hoek & Jannetje Busch. 

Henry Ten Broek & Mary Blanck. 

Samuel Laurence & Anna V. Tuyl. 
Barend de Foreest & Elisab th ver Duyn. 
Philip Minthorne & Joh° Rail. 
Joh s Blank & Rachel Anderson. 
Richard Somes & Maria Garrison. 
Richard van Dam & Cornelia Beekman. 
Robbert Forrest & Elisab th Webb. Wed. 
Vaughan Davis & Cath a Schaats. 
James Jacobs & Maria Svvaan. 
James Livingston & Mary Kiersted. 
Theophilus Elsworth & Esther Rome. 
Owen Callaghane & Susanna Merret. 
Alexander Fenix & Elizabeth Boke. 
Thomas Ellison & Margaret Gerbrandts. 
Nathaniel Sele & Catharina Berkelo. 
John van Gelder & Maria Koning. 
William Williams & Hanna Farklin. 
Isaac Braesjer & Jane Cox. 
John David & Elisabeth Carr. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Huvg Hartshoorn, j. m. V. Yerl', met 

Sarah Fish, j. d. V. Nawesinks, beide 

woonende alhier. 
Hermannus Stymets,j. m. V. Ahasyms, 

met Elsje Hereman, j. d. V. N. York, 

beide woon e alhier. 

A° 1722. 
Getrouwt De- 

cemb. 8. 

A 1723. 
January 6. 
Febr. 9. 


Maart 1. 
April 22. 

May 5. 


Juny 22, 

July 19. 

August 10. 

i 5 N.b. 




Septemb. 21. 

A 1723- 
Getrouwt Oc- 
tob. 16. 

Novemb. 2. 


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October 25. 

Novemb. 15. 


Decemb. 21. 


A° 1724. Janu- 
ary 10. 



2 4. 

Februar. 21. 

Maart 7. V 
May 1. 


A° 1723. 
October 1! 


Hendrik Kool, j. m. V. N. York, met Novemb. 10 

Femmetje Foreest, j. d. V. N. York, 

beide woon e alhier. 
Bregon Coevers, j. m. V. Boswyk, met Decemb 

Anna Slover, j. d. V. Mannor V. 

Fordam, beide woonende alhier. 
William Koek, j. m. V. Yerl', met Cor- 7. 

nelia De Grauw, Wed. V. Richard 

Mahoon, woonende alhier. 

A° 1724. 

George Wats, j. m. V. O. Engl', met January 5. 

Sarah Frensh, Wed. V. Pieter Mark 

V. O. Engl 1 , beide woonende alhier. 
John Ellener, j. m. V. O. Engl', met 26. 

Aplonia van Aarnem, j. d. V. N. 

York, beide woonende alhier. 
Thomas Meeners, j. m. V. O. Engl', met 26. 

Sarah Koller, Wed. V. William Baas- 

trik V. Westchester, beide woonende 

Johan Willem Crollius, j. m. V. Nieuw 30. 

Wit, met Veronica Cortseliiis, j. d. V. 

Nieuw Wit, beide uit H. duidsl', en 

woonende alhier. 
Thomas Watson, j. m. V. O. Engl', met February 8. 

Elisabeth Borris, j. d. V. Bouwery, 

beide woonende alhier. 
John Willingham, j. m. V. O. Engl', met 9. 

Lucresia Yong, j. d. V. N. York, 

beide woonen alhier. 
Joris Walgraven, j. m. V. N. York, met Maert 10. 

Magdalena Lessier, j. d. uit H. 

DuidsP, beide woonende alhier. 
Isaac Somerendyk, j. m. V. G. kil, met 14. 

Sarah Van Norden, j. d. mede V. G. 

kil, beide aldaar. 
Joost de Milt, j. m. V. N. York, met 22. 

Margrietje Willemsze, j. d. V. Philips- 
burg, beide woonende alhier. 
Hendrik Labach, j. m., met Elizabeth May 17. 

Lesjer, j. d., beide uit H. Duidsl' en 

woonende alhier. 
Willem Bandt, j. m., met Margrietje van 31. 

de Water, j. d., beide v. N. York & 

woon e alhier. 

Personen met Licentie. 

A 1723. 
John Schuyler, Junior, & Cornelia V. Getrouwt Oc- 
Cortlant. tober 18. 

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October 18. 

Henry Brestede & Geertje Wessels. 

October 20. 


John Brady & Maria Robbinson. 



Nathaniel Charles & Anneke Bollard, 


Novemb. 11. 

John Gibbs & Anna Smith, Wed. 

Novemb. n. 


James Mills & Maria Hitskok. 


2 3- 

Lucas Braesier & Judith Gageri. 



Joseph Taylor & Gerretje V. Velsen. 


Decemb. 11. 

David Provoost, Junior, & Hannah Ren- 

Decemb. 12. 


Archibald Fisher & Catharina Van 



3 1 - 

William Ricks & Elisab th Richardson. 
A° 1724. 

3 1 - 

A 1724. Janu- 

John Lotiw & Sarah Provoost. 

January 30. 

ary 27. 


John Dunk & Margarita Parker. 

February 2. 

3 1 - 

William Warner & Neeltje Chahaan. 


Maart 6. 

John Vrooman & Mary Appel. 

Maart 8. 


Randal Staeve & Margari* Lauwerier. 



John Heyer & Margan th Bulleau. 

3 1 - 

April 1. 

William Tilladams & Jane Britau. 

April 1. 


Teunis van Gelder & Jane Bradt. 


2 3- 

Robert Thiobalds & Agnes Lynsen. 


May 8. 

Cornelius Wynkoop & Elisabet van der 

May 9. 


Jesse Kierstede & Jacoba Lewis. 



Jacob Loring & Maria Van r Grift. 



Abel Hardenbroek & Anna Elsword. 

3 1 - 


Personen met Geboden. 

A 1724. 

A 1724. 


Laurens Louw, j. m. V. Nieuw Haar- 

Getrouwt Juny 

May 16. 

lem, & Jannetje Van Vlekkeren, j. d. 


July 10. 
Sept. 11. 
August 10. 

van Bloemendaal. 
Hendrik Hermsze, j. m. V. Breemen, 28. 

met Margritje Lins, j. d. uit Pals, 

beide woonen alhier. 
Pieter Stauben, Wed r , met Coenradina 30. 

Manderbag, Wed. V. Jacob Steerts, 

beide V. Nieuwit, woonende alhier. 
Hendrik Paulsze, j. m. V. N. York, met July 26. 

Neeltje Van Deurzen, j. d. V. N. 

York, beide woonende alhier. 
Joh 5 Laurier, j. m. V. N. York, met Ma- Sept r 27. 

ria Barends, j. d. V. N. York, beide 

woon e alhier. 
Nicolaas Syn, j. m. uit Duidsl', met Ur- Octob r 1. 

seltje Maiilin, j. d. uit Duidsl', beide 

woonen alhier. 

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Octob. 30. David Keuning, j. m. i':it Duidsl', met Novemb. 22. 

Anna Catharina Tipel, j. d. mede uit 
Duidslant, beide woo e alhier. 

Decemb. 24. 

January 1. 


Maart 5. 


A° 1724. 

Juny 6. 


August 3. 
Septemb. 3. 
Octob. 3. 


Novemb. 20. 
Decemb. 4. 


A 1725 . 

Jonas Frederiksz, j. m. Van Philipsburg January 12. 

woonende op Springfielt, op't Lang 

Eyl', met Marytje Ras, j. d. Van Ja- 
maica opt lang Eyl', en woonende te 

Nieuw York. 
Simson Pels, j. m. V. N. York, met Ma- 22. 

ria Bensing. j. d. V. N. Haarlem. 
Ryer Michielsze, j. m. V. Mannor V. February 4. 

Forclam, met Elisabeth Dreak, j. d. 

V. 't lang Eyl', woonende op Mannor 

John Stokford, j. m. V. O. Engl', woo- 8. 

nende alhier, met Alida Sikkels, j. d. 

V. betfort opt L. Eyl', woonende al- 

Nicolaiis Hamler, j. m., met Mari Mag- 13. 

dalena Simon, beide uit H. Duidsl', 

en woonen alhier. 
Nicolaas Burger, j. m. V. N. York, met 

Debora Blyenburg, j. d. V. t Lang 

Eyl', beide woonen alhier. 
John Ellen, j. m. V. N. York, met Ma- Maart 21. 

rytje Akkerman, j. d. V. Hakkinsak, 

beide woonende alhier. 

Personen met Licentie. 

A° 1724. 
Henry Longrield & Anna Smith. Getrouwt Juny 


Arie Gerritze & Rebecca Jacobs. 12. 

William Latton & Margaret Ketulhuyn. 21. 

Martin Beekman & Elisab' Waldron, 21. 

Getrouwt op Hoorenshack. 

William Walling & Merilla Cramer. 25. 

Benjamin Loring & Hanna Woot. August. 3. 

Philip Marrell & Elisabet Whitehead. Septemb. 3. 

Ninien Ballentin & Cathar 1 V. Sane. Octob. 3. 

John Darby & Hanna Mott. 5. 

Gerrit Gerritze met Anna Le Rofix. 10. 

James Robbertron & Silva Anderson. 12. 

Thomas Fitch & Phebe Burling. 19. 

Hendiik Bogaart & Cornel* de Grauw. Novemb. 22. 

Jan van Teerling & Anna De Peyster. 27. 

Pieter Kip & Margarite Blom. Decemb. 6. 

William Cutty & Elisabeth Bouman. 25. 

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January 5. 


February 4. 


Maart 3. 

N. B. October 
1724, 17. 


A° 1725. 
April 16. 

May 14. 

Juny 9. Met at- 
test: van Ber- 

May 8. 

Met Attest. 

van Tappan. 

Sept. 13. 
J 3- 


Octob. 9. 

January 21. 

A° 1725. 

William Hoppe & Elisab 1 V. Vorde. 
Gerardiis Hardenbrook & Helena Coo- 
D° Henricus Boele& Eliseb* V. Home. 
Abraham Ten Eyk & Jesyntje Berkelo. 
Henry Hedger & Lidea Ellis. 
Isaac van Hoek & Elsje van Schayk. 
Evert Pels & Catharina De Graiiw. 
Thomas Richardson & Geertrdy Burger. 
Stephen Bayard & Alida Vetch. 
Isaac Boke & Bregje Rome. 
Walther. Hyer & Elsje van de Water. 
Gerrit van r Poel & Maria M k intosh. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Joseph de Voe, j. m. van West Chester, 
& Sara Blom, j. d. V. Nieuvv York, 
beide woonende alhier. 

Gysbert Gerritze, j. m. V. Jamaica, met 
Margritje Lesjer, j. d. V. Duidsl 4 , bei- 
de woonende alhier. 

Ide Sip, weduenaar van Adriaantje 
Cornells, met Antje van Wageninge, 
j. d., beide van Bergen. 

Joh s Bussing, j. m., met Marytje de 
Bruyn, beide V. Mannor v. Fordam, 
en woonende aldaar. 

Jacob Meyer, weduenaar V. N. Haar- 
lem, met Rachel Baton, j. d. V. Hak- 
kinsak, beide woonende in 't klooster. 

Isebrand Cammegaam, j. m. V'. Lang 
Eyl', met Lea Maures, j. d. V. Schra- 
lenburg, en woonende aldaar. 

Asbil Gelesby, j. m. V. Jerlandt, met 
Sarahtje Herrisson, j. d. V. N. York, 
beide woonende alhier. 

Joh s Paulsze, Junior, j. m., met Tryntje 
Van Deursen, j. d., beide V. N. York. 

Edward Hayter, Wed r V. Lond", met 
Annatje Moret, j. d. uit Hoog DiiidsP, 
beide woonende alhier. 

Jan Cisco, j. m. V. N. Plaarlem, met 
Anne Wats. Wed. V. O. Eng 4 , woone e 
te N. York. 

A° 1726. 

Johannes De Lamontagne, j. m. V. N. 
York, met Susanna Bussing, j. d. V. 
N. Haarl m , beide woon e alhier. 


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Benjamin de Voe, j. m. V. WestChester, 
met Josyntje Oblinus, j. d. V. N. 

Johannes Laurier, Wed e V. N. York, 
met Catharina Banker, j. d. V. Phi- 
lipsburg, beide woon e alhier. 

Personen met Licentie. 

Johannes Burger & Aefje Goelet. 

Joseph Royden Jamain & Sara Burger. 
Daniel Andrewvet & Hanna Hendrikz. 
John van Duurzen & Geertje Munthorn. 
Joh s Paers & Helena Brestede. 
Joost Vredenbiirg& Magdalena Brouwer. 
Nicolas Bus & Elisabeth Drinkwater. 
Geurt Roos & Emerentia Ver Plank.' 
Matthias Borel & Sarah Smith. 
Daniel Diinscom & Maria Aartze. 
Cornelius Turk & Cathr a V. Tilburg. 
Jeremias Davis & Rachel Griggs. 
Gerrit Martin & Elener Everts. 
Daniel Lynsse & Catharina Echt. 
Joseph Royale & Catharina Johnson. 
William Shakkerly & Anna Bratt. 
John Roomer & Elisab th Waldron. 
Marinus Echt & Aaltje Harsse. 
William Duglas & Martha Harris. 
Cornelis Brouwer & Hanna Hilton. 

A 1726. 

Cornelis Folman & Maria Wessels. 
Jeremias Brouwer & Elisab" 1 Hilton. 

Hendrik Wilse & Pieternelle V. Boog. 

Samuel Kouwenhooven & Sarah Drink- 

David Abeel & Maria Duyckink. 

Pieter Van Benthuyzen & Margarite 

Titus Titus & Jane Bodet. 

Personen met Geboden. 

Hendrik Fanner, Wed r , met Anna Ma- 
ria Jager, j. d., beide uit H. Duids- 
land, en woonende alhier. 

Caspar Hartwich, Wed r , met Cath a Fol- 
pert, Wed r v. Pauly Wagenaar, beide 
uit H. Duidslant, en woon e alhier. 

February 8. 

Maart it. 

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Getrouwt May 


The English Ancestry of the Beers Family. gr 


By the Rev. Evelyn Bartow. 

r The Beers' family seem to have been seated originally at a place called 
Bere's, or Byer's, Court, Parish of Westcliffe, County Kent, England. 
William de Bere, of Bere's Court, was bailiff of Dover, in the 2d and 4th 
of Edward I. Nicholas de Bere held the manor of Bere's Court in the 
20th of Henry III. Soon after the family disappeared from the place, and 
it passed into the possession of the family of Toke, who remained there for 
several generations. 

Of this same family was Roger Byer, or Bere, who died in the reign of 
Mary. His son, John Bere, or Beer,* who purchased, in 1542, of Thomas 
Horsman, the famous Horsman Place, " a mansion of some note," in Dart- 
ford. By his will, dated 1572, John Beer founded four almshouses in Dart- 
ford, and devised his mansion, called Horsman' s, to his eldest son, Henry. 
An altar-tomb erected to him in Dartford Church bears his arms : Argent, 
a bear talient sable, muzzled or; quartering the arms of Nissell : three 
garbs, or, a chief ermine. Edward Beer, his grandson, died unmarried in 
1627, bequeathing Horsman Place, Kent, to John Twistleton, of Drax. 

I. Martin Bere, or Beere,f of the same family as the preceding, was 
a notary public, and secretary of the diocese of Rochester, in i486. He 
married a daughter of Thomas Nisseli,J; of Wrotham, gentleman, and Alice, 
his wife, by whom he had a son, John. 

II. John Bere, of Rochester, son of Martin, married Faith, daughter 
of John Raydon, Esq., by whom he had a son, James, and a daughter, 
Mary, who married William Tilghman, of Shodland, Gent., who died Aug. 

27, i54i- 

HI. James Bere, son of John and Faith Bere, lived in the city of Ro- 
chester, and married Dorothy, daughter of John Kingswood, Gent., by 
whom he had two sons, James and John, who both settled at Gravesend, 
Kent. The elder son, James Bere, of Gravesend, was master of a ship 
under Sir Martin Frobisher, in 1577, had five sons and five daughters, and 
died in 1609. On the south wall of Gravesend Church, on a mural tablet 
of black and white marble, are effigies of a man and wife with five sons and 
five daughters, also a coat of arms, viz. : Argentina bear rampant, sable, 
armed and langued, or ; a cornish chough, fpr. The inscription is on two 
compartments. On the first is legible only : 

. . . James Beere, . . . obiit . . . 1609. 

* Hasted's Hist. Kent, Vol. II. Berry's Gen. Kent. 

T Berry's Gen. Kent. Herald's Visitations, procured by the late Rev. Henry Beers Sherman. 
tOn a brass in Wrotham Church, Kent, are effigies of a man and wife, with five sons and five daughters, 
with the following inscription: 

Ora pro animabus Thomae Nysell et Alicise 
vxoris ejus, qui quidem Thomas obiit 
Vdie lunii Anno domini MCCCC 
LXXXXVIII — qvorum animabus Deus 
propitietur. Amen: 

86 The English Ancestry of the Beers Family. [April, 

On the other is the following : 

After much weary sayling. Worthy Bere 

Arrived this quiet port, and harbers here. 

As skillfully in honestie he brought 

His humaine vessel! home, as he was thought 

Equal with any that by Card or Starr 

Took out and brought again his Barke from farr. 

So let him rest in quiet till he hear 

The trumpet sound, when all must rise with Bere, 

And for his fame and honest memorie, 

This is his frail and brief eternity. 

The church was burned in 1727, but the above is preserved in a manu- 
script collection of Kentish epitaphs of 1724, in the Library of the British 

IV. John Bere,* of Gravesend, second son of James and Dorothy 
Bere, was one of the jurors. He married Mary, daughter of Robert Selby, 
of Yorkshire, Esq., by whom he had five children, as follows : 

i. Samuel Bere, of Gravesend, married Joan Miller. 

ii. Mary Bere, married Peter Bally. 

iii. James Bere, of whom presently. ■"" 

iv. John Bere, of Oakenham, County Berks, married Elisabeth 
Warburton, of Cheshire, and had John, William, Edward, and 

v. Richard Bere, born 1607, emigrated from Gravesend to New 
England, in 1635, with his orphan nephews, Anthony and 
James. Richard settled in Watertown, Mass., where he re- 
mained ; was Representative to the General Court for thirteen 
years, and captain of the military forces. He died Sept. 4, 
1675. His descendants are chiefly in Massachusetts, and very 

V. James Bere, of Gravesend, second son of John and Mary Bere, 
was a mariner, and not living in 1635. His widow, Hester, died in 1635, 
when his two sons, Anthony and James, accompanied their uncle, Richard, 
to New England. James was some time of Watertown, Mass. ; removed 
to Fairfield, Conn., where thirteen different parcels of land are recorded to 
"James Beere " from 1659 to J 684. He died at Fairfield in 1694, where, 
and at Stratford, descendants are still found. The number of his descend- 
ants, mostly in Connecticut, is comparatively small, among whom is the 
late Hon. Seth P. Beers, of Litchfield, Conn. The name occurs variously 
in the early records, both in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as Bere, 
Beere, Beare, and Beeres. It finally became Beers, and continues thus. 

VI. Anthony Bere, came from Gravesend, in 1635, to Watertown, 
Mass. ; removed to Roxbury, and ultimately to Fairfield, Conn., where a 
tract of land is recorded to "Anthony Beere" in 1607, which he sold in 
1669. He was a mariner, as his father before him, and was lost at sea in 
1676. By Eliza, his wife, he left Samuel, Ephraim, John, Hester, Sarah, 
and Barnabas. 

VII. Barnabas Beers, born at Roxbury, Mass., Sept. 6, 1658, married 
April 4, 1688, Elizabeth Wilcoxson, and died in 1714. Josiah Beers, his 
son, born at Stratford, Conn., Aug. 8, 1693, married May 10, 171 7, liliza- 
beth Ufiford, and was father of Nathan Beers, of New Haven, Conn. 

* From investigations made in England, and communicated to me by the late Rev. Henry 13eers Sher- 
man, of Esoptis, N. Y. 


1 882.] Records of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches. 87 


(Continued from Vol. XIII., p. 47, of The Record.) 

Marriages. 1756 to- 




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Adrian Kissam, Esq r . & Elizabeth Bayard, Widow. 

William Adams & Margaret Jennings. 

John Peters & Mary Bell. 

William Stratton & Jane Ruland. 

John Mitchel & Sarah Degrove. 

John Hazelton & Elizabeth Freeborn. 

John Roe & Mary Fowler, both of Flushing, Long Island. 

Benjamin Westervelt & Jane Short. 

Abraham Lamb & Elizabeth Davidson, Widow. 

John Tate & Martha McAffry. 

Jeremiah Kent & Catharine King. 

Richard Egbert & Sarah Morgan, both of Staten Island. 

Henry Peck & Sarah Freeman. 

Joshua Wilmot & Catharine Hyer. 

Piere Joseph Herubel, late from France, & Eliza Stilwell, of 
N. York. 

John Hopper & Mary Stilwell. 

William Earl & Jane Devonshire. 

William Darrah, Mariner, & Sarah Kniffen. 

Michael Esplin, Mariner, & Ann Shourt. 

Alexander Wily & Sarah Coe. 

Samuel Young & Margaret McAlpine, of Tappan. 

Felix Leblond De S'. Hilaire, Esq r . late from france, & Mar- 
garet Smith, of New York. (60) 

Charles Adams, Esq r . to Sarah Smith. 

Peter Bonit & Jane Blake. 

Michael Fitzsimmons & Phoebe Hyer. 

John Hannah & Elizabeth Turnbull. 

Abraham Lockman & Ann Stewart. 

Peter Carrol, Mariner & Elizabeth Welsh, Widow. 

Samuel Noclin & Ann Wiseman. 

Timothy Bennet, & Elizabeth Jackson. 

Charles' Divine & Mary Ann Ross. 

Timothy Stanniford & Julia Elderkin. 

William Provoost & Sarah Titus, both of Bushwick, Long 

John Day & Sarah Leonard. 

Nicholas Anthony & Catharine Shaw. 

were married," repeated in the original, after the day of the month, are here omitted.] 

88 Records of the First and Second Presbyterian [April, 


William McLeod, Mariner, & Margaret Lynch. 

Thomas Hardie & Jane Neilson, Widow. 

William Chisholm, Mariner, & Barbara Morrison. 

Duncan McDonald & Mary Moore. 

Niel Jamison & Margaret Clark. 

Joshua Morehouse Matthias & Judith Gilliland. 

Dewitt Clinton, Esq r . & Maria Franklin. 

Robert # Ratsey Goelet & Margaret Buchannan. 

Stephen Russel & Dennies Gilliland. 

Thomas McCready & Jane Ammerman. 

Levin Piper, Mariner, & Catharine Murphy, Widow. (61) 

James Anderson & Ann Montany. 

Isaac Tuckerman & Sarah Bowers, Widow. 

Andrew Wiltsey & Susannah McCreary. 

Edward Ostrander, of Ransaler County. & Margaret Forbes, 

of New York. 
John Bloodgood & Ann Magdalen Decline. 
George Morris & Sarah Stilwell. 
William Jeffers & Mary Martling. 
John Campbell, Mariner, & Sarah Dickenson. 
Paul White & Mary Campbell. Widow. 
William Norton & Daphis Hutchins. 
Isaac Selleck, Mariner, & Catharine Buckmaster. 
Robert Smith & Susannah Everet, Widow. 
Nathan Stansbury & Charlotte Lyman. 
John Frazer & Janet Dunbar, Widow. 
William Merrel & Susannah Ransom. 
William Bradford & Elizabeth Cobb. 
Richard Jennings, Mariner, & Margaret Adams, Widow. 
Joseph Herbert, a black Man, & Margaret Evers, a Molatto 

Worn", both free. 
Nicholas Carmer, jun r . & Rachel Varrian. 
James Anderson & Abiah Hyslop, Widow. 
John Matthew Bordier, from Amsterdam, & Sarah Morris, of 
N. Y. 
, Henry De Bernard, jun r . & Helen Tronson, Widow. 

George Goodheart & Ann Lincoln. 
. Leveret Crutenden & Elizabeth Ann Brooks. 
8 th . William Nevin, Manner, & Margaret Canby, Widow. 

William Gordinier & Hester Vandenburgh. (62) 

John H. Moyston, of Schenectady, & Hannah Searing, of 

Alexander McGregore & Janet Wilson. 
John Campbell, of Albany C ty . & Margaret Cooper, of New 

York, Wid\ 
Thomas Wynship & Cornelia Messervy. 
Joseph Sacket & Sarah North. 

John Livingston. Es [ r ., of Columbia C ty ., & Catharine Rid- 
ley, of N. Y., Wid". 
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Nov' 13 th . Hugh Ferguson & Hester Macnamara. 

Nov r 13 th . Caesar Jackson & Jane Jackson, free Black's. 

Nov r 16 th . Benjamin Coit, Mariner, & Elizabeth Bently. 

Nov' 17 th . Uriah Ryder & Catharine West. 

Nov r 20 th . Daniel Denman & Elizabeth Niel, both of New Jersey. 

Dec' 12 th . Peter Bond, of Maryland, & Catharine Greenwall, Widow, 

of N. York. 

Dec' 27" 1 . The Rev. M r . Azel Roe, of New Jersey; & Hannah Barret, 

Wid w ., of N. York. 

Dec' 28 th . Jeremiah Connely, Mariner, & Achsah Norris. 


Jan y 18 th . John Jones, Mariner, & Jane Terboss. 

Eeb y 4 th . James McKee & Mary Joyce. 

Feb y 8 th . George Read & Eleonar Marsh. 

Feb y 8 th . John Stibb & Ann Myers. 

Feb y 11 th . Klaas Klaasen De Yongh, Mariner, & Hannah Smith. 

Eeb y 20 th . James McMillen & Catharine Mclntee. 

Feb y 22 d . Jerieh Willis, Mariner, & Eliza Thompson, Widow. 

March 16 th . David Willis & Cressy Wetsell. 

April 26 th . John Ogren, Mariner, & Sarah Horton. 

May I st . James Conklin & Jane Stratton, Widow. {6$) 

May 6 th . William Clawson & Abigail Hetfield, both of Elizabethtown. 

June i st . Stephen Parret & Hannah Polhemus, Widow. 

June 6 th . Josiah Quincy, Esq'., of Boston, & Elizabeth Susannah Mor- 
ton, of New York — by D'. Smith, of Princeton. 

June 18 th . Henry Collins Southvvick & Mary Wool."* 

June 29 th . John Lawson & Margaret Morton, Widow. 

July i st . William Ogden & Susannah Murray. 

July 20 th . John L. Horton & Susannah Murray. 

July 2 2 d . Duncan Douglas & Amelia Berrien, Widow. 

July 27 th . Thomas Ramage, Mariner, & Jane Caldwell. 

July 27 th . John Garland, Mariner, & Hannah Kennedy. 

Aug' 12 th . Charles Richardson & Rachel Craig. 

Aug' 17 th . Abraham Matthews & Susannah McCaushland. 

Aug' 23 d . John Loeseree & Jane Dusinberry, both of Flushing, L. Island. 

Sept' 3 d . Nicholas Carmer & Jane Vanderbeck. 

Sept' 6 th . Andrew S. Norwood & Abigail Ogilvie. 

Sept' 7 th . Robert Paterson & Jane McKay. 

Sept' 7 th . Conover Bowen & Eliza Bean. 

Sept' 7 th . William Hamilton & Mary Wallace, Widow. 

Sept' 20 th . Joseph Williams, Mariner, & Mary Ellis, Widow. 

Sept' 23 d . William Eccleston & Margaret Weir, Widow. 

Sept' 29 th . John Suffren & Elizabeth Suffren, both of Orange County. 

Oct' 16 th . Andrus Watson & Elizabeth McVicker, Widow. (64) 

Nov' 5 th . Thomas Dyer & Elizabeth Vandenburgh. 

Nov' 14 th . William Ludlow & Philiss Hicks. 

Nov' 26 th . Abraham Robinson & Elizabeth Woodbridge, Wid w . 

Nov' 28 th . James Sharp & Catharine Caldwell. 

Dec' 17 th . Henry Peters & Almy Merrit. 

Dec' 21 st . James Dunlap & Mercia Rodman, Widow. 

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John Cruger & Martha Ramsay. 

John Lacy & Ann Baldwin. 

Philip B. Sands, Mariner, & Ann Knapp. 

Thomas Sprowl & Mary Muckelworth, Widow. 

John Hopkinson & Susannah Shaw, Widow. 

Magnus Beekman & Margaret Caldwell. 

John Love, Mariner, & Catherine Sweegles. 

John Teasman & Plagar Tate, Widow, both People of 
Colour, free. 

Hendrick Ries & Maria Catharina Craningav. 

D r . John Nielson & Abigail Bleecker. 

D r . Nicholas Bayard & Ann Livingston Bayard. 

Abraham Potts & Catharine Earl. 

Thomas Smith, Mariner, & Eleonar Thompson. 

Robert Manson, Mariner, & Abigail Wright. 

Abraham Duryee & Abigail Glean. 

Charles Alexander & Mary Read, Widow. (65) 

George Washington Varrian & Susannah Tier. 

Jacob Thurston, of Schenectady, & Martha Valentine, of 
N. York. 

John Jeffers & Mary Maris, both of Dutches County. 

James Robinson, Mariner, & Amelia Gwinnel, Widow. 

Allen Howland, Mariner, & Elizabeth Smith. 

Josiah Ingersol, Mariner, & Susannah Broun, Wid w . 

Samuel B. Mills & Mary Patching. 

Francis Harman Ellison, Mariner, & Frances Bleecker. 

William Hagan & Sarah Strain. 

William Penny, Mariner, & Martha Thomas. 

Samuel Rudd & Cornelia H. Towt. 

George Jeffers & Elizabeth Clay. 

Samuel Lytle, of Pennsylvania, & Mary Coffin, of Rhode 

John Hays, Mariner, & Janet Clark, Widow. 

William Myers & Elizabeth Clinton, Widow. 

Nathaniel Gibbs Ingraham & Elizabeth Phoenix. 

George Broun & Elizabeth Stevens, both People of Co- 

Joseph Jayne, of Smithtown, Long Island, & Martha 
Whitman, of New York. 

William Parsons, Mariner, & Eliza Burros, Wid w . 


Jan y 8 th . Thomas Humphries & Isabella Blakely. 
Jan y 10 th . Thomas Waters & Mary Casey. 

Jan y 13 th . William Morris & Rachel Taylor. (66) 

Jan y 23 d . James Mackey, Mariner, & Eleonar McNichol 
Feb y 6 th . John Webster, Mariner, of the Island of S'. Kitts, & Rebekah 
Hunt, of New York. 

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David Auchenvole & Anna Stevenson. 

Daniel Coe & Jane Beaman Ash. 

Henry Gibson & Barbara Thompson, Widow. 

Garret Hyer & Sarah Tyson, Widow. 

Robert Provost & Catharine Wilsey. 

Peter Osmer, Mariner, & Elizabeth Young. 

John Livingston & Agnes Thompson. 

Thomas Bushheld & Catharine English. 

Thomas Cornel Pearsal & Frances Buchanan. 

William Luby & Bridget Taylor. 

James Morris & Mary Stewart, Widow. 

Peter P. Goelet & Almy Buchanan. 

Hector Scot & Juliet Martin. 

Patrick Maxfield, Mariner, & Elsy Loring. 

Robert Miller, Mariner, & Menny Ireland. 

William Speight & Hester Sodan. 

John Morrison & Ruth Burrel. 

Joseph Bates, Mariner, & Mary Wansey. 

John H. Legget & Gertrude Quackenbos. 

Jonathan Smith, Mariner, & Araminta Hay ward, Wid w . 

John Potts & Hannah Graham, Widow. 

Hugh Fairly & Sarah Deforest. (67) 

Isaac Whittingham & Mary Crandal. 

John Davison & Elizabeth Casey 

Niel McNichol & Lydia Rith, Widow. 

William Guthrie, of Washington County, & Rebekah Miller, 

of New York. 
William Scott & Eleanor Fregard, Widow. 
Duncan McEwen & Ann Wool. 
George Petry & Helen Low. 
William McKean & Margaret Gallagher. 
William Hayman, Mariner, & Mary Martin. 
Nicholas Richards & Phoebe Wood. 
Cato Burris, a free black Man, & Margaret Johnson, a black 

servant to Seth Kneeland. 
Thomas Dunhill, Mariner, & Jane Scot, Widow. 
Benjamin Wilson, of Albany, & Sarah Henderson, of N. York. 
David Cronin & Mary Broun. 
Joseph Allen, a free Black, & Jamina, Serv\ of Charles Go- 

John Fisher & Csecelia Foot. 
James Muloy & Abigail Grogen, Widow. 
Jacob June & Anna Reynolds, Widow. 
Samuel Gilford, jun r ., & Eliza Buchanan. 
Thomas Betts, Mariner, & Jane Read, Widow. 
Peter Curtinius & Mary Ann Lasher. 
Francis Noble & Jane Clifford. 
George Adams & Prudence Collins, Widow. 
Ebenezer Belden & Ann Sands. 
Curtis Blakeman, Mariner, & Lavinia Mead. 
William Nielson, jun r . & Hannah Coles. (68) 


92 Births and Marriages, Bedford, N. Y. [April, 


By Charles W. Baird, Rye, N. Y. 

Few of the towns in Westchester County, N. Y., possess any records of 
births, marriages, and deaths dating as far back as the beginning of the 
last century. I have found the following entries, scattered through a vol- 
ume of the Town Records of Bedford, N. Y., and have thought that they 
might be of use to the families concerned, or to genealogists : 

Ayres. — Philip Ayres mar. Margaret Moseman, 27 Nov., 171 7. Chil- 
dren : Margaret, b. n May, 1719, " about five o'clock in the afternoon ;" 
Mary, b. 19 Oct., 1720 ; Philip, b. 29 May, 1722; John, 18 [April?] 1724; 
Benjamin, b. 20 Apr., 1726. 

Clawson. — Abigail, dau. of Stephen Clawson and Rebeccah his wife, 
b. 8 March, 169^; Martha, dau. of same, b. 16 March, 1699-1700; 
Ruth, dau. of same, b. 10 Apr., 1703; Susann Holmes, dau. of Abigail 
Clawson, b. 24 Apr., 1 715. 

Holly. — Daniel Holly mar. Abigail Clawson, 12 Sept., 1717. Chil- 
dren: Mary, b, 7 Aug., 1718; Stephen, b. 23 Feb., i7if; Samuel, b. 31 
Aug., 1722. 

Kellum. — Children of Theophilus Kellum and Elizabeth his wife : 
Reuben, b. 28 Mar., 171 2 ; Hannah, b. 9 Sept., 1714 ; Daniel, b. 23 Sept., 
1716; Ruth, b. 23 Dec, 1719; Elizabeth,!). 5 Feb., 172^; Bethiah, b. 23 
Feb., 172^; Theophilus, b. 21 May, 1726. 

Miller. — Jonathan Miller mar. Sarah, dau. of John Holms, of Bedford, 
25 Feb., 169^. Children : Jonathan, b. 13 Nov., 1691 ; d., 13 Dec, 
1691 ; Jonathan, b. 19 Nov., 1692; John, b. 12 Oct., 1694 ; Stephen, b. 
8 Dec, 1696 ; Samuel, b. 25 Jan., 1698 ; Sarah, b. 22 Jan., 1700 ; Ra- 
chel, b. 2 July 1703 ; Nathaniel, b. 19 Feb., 1705 ; Increase, b. 4 Nov., 
1707 ; Ebenezer, b. 21 Dec, 1709; Benjamin, b. 18 Mar., 171^. 

Mills. — Children of Zachariah Mills and Martha his wife: Daniel, b. 
29 Sept., 1712 ; Zebadiah, b. 17 Aug., 1718; Amos, b. 15 June, 1723. 

George Mills mar. Mary Holmes, 26 Feb., 1724 ; Deborah, dau., b. 27 
June, 1726. 

Shepard. — Jonathan Shepard mar. Annah, dau. of Rennick Garrison, 
of Easthampton, on Long Island, 14 Jan., 1699-1700. Children : Mary, b. 
4 Feb., 170^; Abigail, b. 6 July, 1703 ; John, b. 2 Aug., 1705 ; Annah, 
b. 28 Aug., 1708; Charity, b. 1 Dec, 1709 ; Jonathan, b. 19 June,i7i2. 

Stevens. — Ebenezer Stevens mar. Johannah, dau. of Zachariah Roberts, 
8 Nov., 1704. Children : Mary, b. 5 Oct., 1705 ; Jerusha, b. 4 Apr., 1707, 
d., 4 May, 1707; Benonah, b. 8 July, 1708; Ebenezer, b. 15 Apr., 

1882.] Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. g? 

FROM JUNE 5, 1725.— Marriages.* 

Communicated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

(Continued from Vol. XII., p. 145, of the Record,) 


Lucas Eldred, of Jamaica, and Martha Mott. L. 

James Town send, of Oyster Bay, and Mary Hicks. L. 

Robert Michel and Sarah Allen. L. 

Jonathan Cornelius, of Oyster Bay, and Sarah Baldwin. B. 

Thomas Foster and Martha Morrell. L. 

Robert Reynolds and Issabell Weeks. L. 

John Sands and Elizabeth Jackson. L. 

Isaac Rushmore and Sarah Titus, both of Oyster Bay. — 

Jacob Lambertson and Ester Allen. B. 

John Sands and Jemime Smith. L. 

Jacamiah Seaman and Dorothy Smith. B. 

William Sands and Deborah Acerlay. L. 

James Farcley, of New York, and Phebe Mitchel. L. 

John Springer and Martha Pasmore. ■ B. 

Hugh Gilmore and Catherine Pinkerman. L. 

Arnout Cannon and Phebe Sands, of New York. L. 

Daniel Bedel and Margaret Gildersleve. B. 

Joseph Oldfield, of Jamaica, and Miriam Alburtis. B. 

Richard Post and Hannah Bedell. L. 

Isaac Smith and Phebe Marvin. L. 

Jonathan Gildersleeve and Eloner Turner. B. 
At Fort Neck, Richard Floyd, Jr., of Brookhaven, and 

Arrabella Jones, of Oyster Bay. L. 


Jan. 10. Elisha Bedell and Mary Langdon. L. 

Jan. 19. Edward Hicks and Elizabeth Cornell. L. 

Feb. 7. James Cornell and Margaret Hix. L. 

Feb. 20. George Weeks and Sarah Hall. L. 

Feb. 22. James Smith and Ann Hix. L. 

Mar. 19. John Bashford and Lucrecia Downing. L. 

April 4. William Critman and Mary Bedell. B. 

April 6. Maurice Smith and Mary Searing. L. 

May 5. David Barns and Elizabeth Wright. L. 

May 25. David Pearce, of New York, and Mary Linnington. L. 

June 13. Charles Cornell and Abigail Eldred. L. 

Daniel Rhodes and Miriam Dorlandt. — 

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Samuel Fosdike and Elizabeth Legros, of Oyster Bay. B. 

Gilbert Fleet and Phebe Brush, both of Suffolk Co. L. 

Thomas Bedell and Marianna Clows. — 

Jonathan Acerly and Jemime Legross. — 

Joshua Cornwall and Hannah Hewlett. L. 

Solomon Powell and Jerusha Hilton, both of Oyster Bay. — 

Benjamin Sands and Mary Jackson. L. 

Samuel Brown and Jemime Beedel. L. 

John Boright, of New Rochel, and Elizabeth Doxey. — 

Benjamin Seamans and Letitia Allen. L. 


Ananias Downing and Deborah Birdsall. L. 

Joseph Tillott and Elizabeth Pearse. L. 

Samuel Cornell and Katherine Smith. L. 

Samuel Higby, of Jamaica, and Dorcas Gildersleeve. B. 

John Bedell and Elizabeth Doxey. B. 

George Baker, of New York, and Anne Weekes, of 

Oyster Bay. L. 

Joseph Mott and Katherine Boorum. L. 

At Oyster Bay, Robert Warne, of New York, and Almy 

Seaman, of Oyster Bay. — 

, Charles Peters and Rachel Latham. L. 

Robert Nugent, of Kings Co., and Phebe Pearson. L. 

At Oyster Bay, Stephen Seaman and Martha McCown, 

both of Oyster Bay. L. 

At Oyster Bay, Thomas Hendricson and Margaret Car- 
men, both of Oyster Bay. B. 

John Stocker and Elizabeth Ackerley. — 


Jonathan Reyner and Mary Chappel. — 

Peter Bond and Sarah Doxey. — 

Thomas Williams and Anna Smith, both of Oyster Bay. — 

Stephen Wood and Elizabeth Rhodes. — 

Felix Fowler and Phebe Ellison. — 

Thomas Barker and Ann Paret. — 
At Huntington, Isaac Ketcham and Freelove Carr, both 

of Huntington. L. 

John Simonson and Temperance Fish. — 

William Stiles and Phebee Gretman. — 

Benjamin Gildersleeve and Hannah Beedel. — 

Isaac Smith and Sarah Balden. — 

Isaac Alburtis and Miriam Smith. — 
Jacob Underhill, of Oyster Bay, and Katherine Willetts, 

of Huntington. L. 

May 31. John Mitchel and Deborah Prince. — 

June 13. Aaron Van Nostrandt and Sarah Poyer, both of Jamaica. L. 

June 24. Israel Eldred and Anna Totton. — 

Aug. 30. John Falkner, of Kings Co., and Elizabeth Everit. — 










































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Sep. 20. Maurice Smith and Mary Dodge. 

Sept. 22. Carman Rushmore and Hannah Rayner. 

Oct. — . Richard Mott and Jane Pettitt. L. 

Oct. 26. George Balden and Elizabeth Bedell. B. 

Nov. 16. Thomas Southward and Dorothy Goulder. — 

Dec. 7. John Smith, of Jamaica, and Hannah Leffert. L. 

Dec. 30. James Van Velzer, of Oyster Bay, and Phebe Volentine. B. 


Jan. 27. Cornelius Miller and Elizabeth Lambertson. B. 

" " John Lester and Mary Flower. — 

" " Uriah Piatt and Sarah Treadwell. L. 

Thomas White and Dorothy Brass. B. 

John Henderson and Hannah Wilson. B. / 

George Weeks, of Oyster Bay, and Sarah Parsley. L. 

Joseph Hix and Sarah Valentine. — 

Samuel Combes and Mary Bedell. B. 

Samuel Stringham and Margaret Bedell. B. 

Albert Albertson and Phebe Pierce. L. 

Mary Burtis and Anna Crooker. L. 

Samuel Titus and Ruth Townsend. L. 

Mar. 26. John Legross and Abigail Acerley, — 

Solomon Seaman and Rebecca Barns. — 

James Seaman and Hannah Doxey. — 

William Horsefield, of Kings Co., and Mary Hewlett. L. 

At Oyster Bay, Jesse Gould, of Huntington, and Ruth 

Rudyard, of Oyster Bay. L. 

John Cornell, of Kings Co., and Elizabeth Whitehead, of 

Jamaica. L. 

Caleb Smith and Abigail Hix. L. 

Samuel Reyiier and Mary Williams. — 

James Verity and Mary Johnson. — 

Abraham Vanwick and Elizabeth Wright, both of Oyster 

Bay. L. 

Benjamin Jackson and Mary Jackson. B. 

At Oyster Bay, Thomas Seaman and Phebe Hinton, 

both of Oyster Bay. E. 

John Jaunsey, of New York, and Elizabeth Hicks. L. 

— Jacob Mott and Elizabeth Kissam. — 

Thomas Seaman and Martha Rowland. L. 

Joseph Bedell and Ruth Carman. L. 

Stephen Hewlett and Hannah Hewlett. L. 

William Doty and Elizabeth Mott. L 

Oct. 14. James Searing and Sarah Nicolls. L. 

Oct. 18. James Willis and Mary Peters. L. 

Nov. 22. Levy Weeks and Mary Burtis, both of Oyster Bay. L. 

Nov. 23. John Batty and Catherine Watts. L. 

Nov. 25. Samuel Cornel and Margaret Smith. L. 
Dec. 2. Samuel Rowland, of Duchess Co., and Catherine Clowes. L. 

Dec. 20. Charles Titus and Margaret Titus. L. 

" " Richard Townsend and Mary Titus. L. 

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g6 Notes and Queries. [April, 


Berrian's Neck. — The second edition of Bolton's Westchester County repeats the 
erroneous statements of the first, in respect of the locality now called Spuyten Duyvil, 
in the Twenty-fourth Ward. It says (vol. ii., p. 606) : "In this town [Yonkers] is situ- 
ated Berriati's Neck, the ancient Nip Nicksen of the Mohigans. The Dutch conferred 
upon it the name of Konstabelsche hoek, or Point, from its owner, William Constable. 
This neck forms the northern bank, at the mouth of the noted Spyt den Dyvel Kit, or 
channel. At an early period it belonged to Samuel Edsall. From the Edsalls it passed 
to the Tippetts, who, during the revolutionary struggle, adhered to the side of the crown. 
In consequence, their property was confiscated to the State (the Tippetts having removed 
to Nova Scotia) and sold to Samuel Berrian, who married Dorcas, a daughter of George 
Tippetts, a former proprietor." 

Nip Nickson was the Indian name of the peninsula or neck, on the west side of New 
York Bay, which " forms the northern bank, at the mouth" of the Kill Von ICull, op- 
posite to Staten Island. It got the name " Constable's Hook,' 1 '' which it still bears, from the 
Dutch grant of 115 morgens thereon, in 1646, to Jacob Jacobsz Roy (Land Papers G. G. 
141). He was the Constaple or Gunner of the Fort at New Amsterdam. Hence 
Constaple''s Hook. In 1664, Nicholas Jansen and Samuel Edsall bought this neck from 
Ovateem, Sachem of the Hackinsacks. In his deed it was called "Nip Nickson." On 
the 26th of October, 1664, the purchasers received from Governor Nicolls a patent, in 
which it is described as the " Parcell of Land called Nip Nickson, and containing by 
Estimacm five hundred acres or thereabouts" (1 Patents 35, p. 25). Mr. Edsall ac- 
quired the whole title in 1670, and probably improved and stocked it as a plantation. 
He sold it in 16S0 to Hans Harmensen [Barkalo], of New Utrecht, for 22,500 gr's wam- 
pum, or ^562 New England money (5 Deeds (Alb) 252). 

It is apparent that Mr. Bolton confounded this neck of land in New Jersey with 
Berrian's or Tippetts Neck (now Spuyten Duyvil), in New York. The latter never 
" belonged to Samuel Edsall," nor to any of his family or descendants, until its purchase, 
at the sale under confiscation by his great-grandson, Samuel Berrian, the grandfather of 
the late Rev. William Berrian, Rector of Trinity Church. It was first owned by Dr. 
Adrian Vander Donck, the "Younker," who married Maria, daughter of Rev. Francis 
Doughty. It was the property of George Tippett prior to 1675. In the inventory of 
his estate, made that year, it is mentioned as having been " late purchased of Elias 
Doughty," and with the dwelling-house, orchard, and barn, was appraised at ,£100. 
(Files Inv's. 1667-1700, Off. Clk. C't. App.) The Tippetts family held it until its 
confiscation during the Revolution. T. H. E. 

Earliest Actual White Settler on Manhattan Island. — Will some well- 
informed reader kindly state through the Record columns who first landed and settled 
on Manhattan Island, now New York City, and the name of the first white child born 
here, together with the dates of these two events? a subscriber. 

Lasalle. — G. P. R. Healy, the distinguished artist, has just completed a fine por- 
trait of Lasalle, to be used at the Twentieth Anniversary Celebration at New Orleans, April 
9th, of the gallant Norman's discovery of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The com- 
mission was received from a public spirited citizen of the West, who will, after it has been 
used in the manner above mentioned, add it to the portrait gallery of the Chicago His- 
torical Society. 

Merritt. — Thomas Merritt, Senior, settled at Rye, Westchester Co., N. Y., before 
1673, and was one of the proprietors of Poningo Neck in 1683. He was prominent in 
the town offices from 1684 to 1705. Vestryman of Grace Church, 1694-97. Appeared 
before the General Court of Connecticut to obtain a Charter for Rye, Jan. 19, 1697. 
Deputy to Convention, 1699. Supervisor, 1 705. 

He married as a second wife Abigail, daughter of Robert Francis, of Wethersfield, 
Conn. She was born Feb. 14, 1660. 

His children were : Thomas, Joseph, Ephraim, and Samuel, most of whose descend- 
ants are known. 

I am anxious to learn the names of his parents and of his first wife, dates of birth, 
marriage, and deaths; and the dates of the births of his children. 

Douglas Merritt, Leacote, Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

Notes on Books. 


Oldest New York Family. — A subscriber inquires as to which is the oldest New 
York family now represented in this city. We shall be pleased to have this inquiry 
answered by any of our readers who may be interested in the question. In the meantime 
we may mention that there are representatives of Governor Stuyvesant and his sister, Ma- 
dame Bayard, who came from Holland to New York in the summer of 1647. There 
may, however, be older families than these in New York, as we have not had time to in- 
vestigate the matter before printing the present number. J. G. w. 

" Old Ironsides." — General Wilson, whose address is No. 15 East Seventy-fourth 
Street, New York, is engaged in writing a history of the famous frigate " Constitution," 
whose career is at length closed, and would be glad to receive from those who have served 
on board " Old Ironsides," any interesting incidents connected with the celebrated ship, 
whose keel was laid at Boston nearly a century ago. Any old ballads celebrating her vic- 
tories over the Guerriere, Java, Cyane, and Levant, will be very acceptable. 

WlLLETT. — Genealogical Errors. — In the second edition of the History of West- 
chester County, recently published, it is stated (vol. ii. , p. 275, and appendix, same vol., 
p. 765), that Colonel Thomas Willett, of Flushing, from whom descended the Willetts of 
Cornell's, or Willett's Neck, Westchester Co., was the second son of Captain Thomas 
Willett, of Plymouth, first Mayor of New York under the English. It is also asserted 
this Colonel Thomas Willett married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Cornell. 

It is evident these mistakes of the laborious historian were occasioned by his not hav- 
ing discovered, or of his having overlooked the fact that there was another Thomas 
Willett then residing in New Amsterdam, who was from Bristol, Eng. , and who was 
married in the Dutch Church on the 1st of September, 1643, to Sarah Cornell, the 
daughter of Thomas Cornell, the patentee of Cornell's Neck. (N. Y. Gen. and Biog. 
Rec, vol. vi.. p. 35.) 

Thomas Willett, the son of Captain Thomas Willett, of Plymouth, was not born until 
October 1, 1646. He was never married, and died before his father. Captain Thomas 
Willett, of Plymouth, had no son named William, (N. E. His. and Gen. Reg., vol. ii , 
p. 376. Updike's His. of Narragansett Church, p. 278. Will of Captain Thomas Wil- 
lett, of Swansea. Plymouth Records, vol. iii. , p. 114.) 

The children of the above-named Thomas Willett, from Bristol, and of Sarah Cornell, 
were : William, bap. in Dutch Church, June 29, 1644, and Thomas, bap. in same, No- 
vember 26, 1645 (N. Y. Gen. and Biog". Rec, vol. v., pp. 84, 87). The latter is the 
person afterward known as Colonel Thomas Willett, of Flushing. His wife was Helena 
Sloothoff, dau. of Elbert Elbertse Stoothoff, of Brooklyn. 

Thomas Willett (the father) died about 1645-46. and his widow Sarah married, De- 
cember 3, 1647, Charles Bridges, otherwise called in the Dutch Records Carel Van- 
Brugge, or Vanbruggen. Bridges died in August, 1682, and she subsequently married 
John Lawrence, Jr., of Flushing. For recitals as to pedigree of this family, see also Deeds 
Kings County Reg. Office, Lib. 23, p. 165, and Lib. 26, p. 29. New York Wills, Sur- 
rogate's Office, N. Y., Lib. 2, p. 299. Reg. Office, New York, Lib. 13 of Deeds, p. 294, 
vol. i., Doc. Bis. of N. Y., p. 661. See also documents and records quoted in above 
History at pp. 271-274, which tend to disprove the statements here complained of as 

We regret to observe some other statements in this edition of Mr. Bolton's work, 
which may be the subject of future comment. L. 


The Wentworth Genealogy : English and American. By John Wentworth, 
LL.D., of Chicago, Illinois. 3 vols. 8vo, pp. xxxiii, 711, 803, 727. Boston: 
Little, Brown, & Company, 187S. Price, $6. 
In the year 187 1, the author of this work printed for private circulation among per- 
sons bearing his name, and the descendants of such persons, an edition of the Wentworth 
Genealogy. Six hundred copies were distributed gratuitously, and four hundred were 
destroyed in the Chicago fire of that year. From the two volumes or private edition, and 

98 Notes on Books. [April, 

the numerous editions and corrections made by members of the family, into whose hands 
the six hundred fell, Mr. Wentworth has, with great success, compiled the most complete 
and correct American family genealogy yet published, with the single exception of the 
three noble quarto volumes of the Whitney family, prepared under the supervision of the 
late Stephen Whitney Phoenix, of New York. 

The Wentworth Genealogy is comprehensive and exhaustive, and is embellished with 
numerous steel engravings, including two of the author, and one of Lady Wentworth, the 
celebrated beauty, from the fine portrait by Copley, now in the picture gallery of the 
Lenox Library, having been purchased by Mr. Lenox in 1872. These three volumes 
contain over 27,000 given or Christian names of persons, besides those of Wentworth, rep- 
resenting more than 3,000 different surnames, being of Wentworth descent or connec- 
tion. It gives parentage, births, marriages, residences, and deaths, being a complete 
directory of Wentworths and their relatives. It has three complete indexes: one for 
Wentworths, one for those of other names, and one for the places where they reside, and 
can be addressed, if living. 

Among the English Wentworths descended from Reginald Wentworth, 1066, are : . 
Jane Seymour, wife of Henry VIII., the Earls of Strafford, Lords Byron and Lovelace, 
and Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, M P., while among the American descendants of 
William Wentworth, the first settler who appeared at Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1639, 
maybe mentioned: Lady Frances Deering Wentworth, Mrs. Lydia II. Sigourney, and 
various public men, not the least of whom, physically or otherwise, is the author of this 
admirable family history, who was for many years a member of Congress and Mayor of 
Chicago, and who is familiarly known as "Long John," being but a very few inches 
under seven feet in height. 

We have said that, with a single exception, we consider this the most accurate and 
complete family genealogy that we have met with among similar American publications. 
We wish also to add that it is the cheapest, containing, as it does, almost 2,500 hand- 
somely printed pages, and ten well-executed engravings on steel, several score of auto- 
graph fac-similes, and an index that would have delighted Lord Campbell, and doubtless 
does delight that index-loving author, Dr. Allibone, if he has been so fortunate as to 
meet with it. 

John Wentworth has done much good and useful work in his long and busy life, but 
in our judgment he has done nothing better or more worthy of praise than the able and 
admirable manner in which he has, for more than a score of years, patiently and persistently 
pursued this labor of love, and which has cost him not only so large an outlay of time, 
but also no inconsiderable outlay of money. We will only add, in conclusion, that this 
work is sent to any part of the United States by the publishers on receipt of the price. 

J. G. w. 

Documentary History of Rhinebeck. in Dutchess County, N. Y., embracing 
biographical sketches and genealogical records of our first families, with a history of 
its churches and other public institutions. By Edward D. Smith, Rhinebeck, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y., 1SS1. 8vo, pp. 239. 

This is a valuable work, well described in its title. The early Beekmans, the Living- 
stons of Clermont, the Hoffmans, and the Kips are displayed, and it gives the best ac- 
count we have seen of the first setllers of the Palatines. It lacks a good index. The 
natives of the town and the scattered descendants of the pioneers should at once buy up 
this cheap edition, and thus encourage the publication of another with a complete index 
for the use of the enlarged and growing future. c. B. M. 

The Evelyns in America, Compiled from Family Papers and other Sources, 
1608-1805; Edited and Annotated by G. D. Scull, Member of the Historical So- 
ciety of Pennsylvania, and member of various other societies. Printed, for private 
circulation, by Parker & Co., Oxford, 1S81. 8vo. With numerous illustrations. 

This may be a valuable historical work. It contains a reprint of "a description of 
the province of New Albion," and direction for adventures, etc., originally printed in 
1648, and copies of many original letters relating to this country, besides biographi- 
cal and genealogical accounts of several Evelyns who came to this country and of 
their chiefs and connections. It includes notices of Captain Thomas Young, who came 
out in 1634, and a diary of Sir John Montresor, Engineer of the British Army in and before 
the War oi the Revolution. The latter is copied in a late number of the N. E. Register. 


Notes on Books. qq 

Several letters were from the young officer named Evelyn, who claims that he led the ad- 
vance, at night, to the half-way house at Bedford, on the road from Jamaica toward 
Brooklyn, which captured the five young officers on the watch (including the grandfather 
of one of our members), and thus silently outflanked and nearly surrounded the front 
line of Americans, in what was called the battle of Long Island. The scapegrace is fully 
described, and was killed soon afterward. He was a native of Ireland. The letters con- 
tain many violent and prejudiced expressions and representations with which we have no 
sympathy. Their untruthfulness may have helped to produce the war, in which he and 
so many others suffered. In October, 1774, he wrote, "The whole country is just now 
in a state of actual open rebellion." This, at that date, was untrue. He added, to 
clinch the matter, "There is no act of treason or rebellion which they have not com- 
mitted, except that of actually attacking the troops ; from which they are restrained 
only by a dread of the consequences." This was untrue. He reiterated and exaggerated 
it, adding, " But the force of English gold no Yankee can withstand, were it offered to 
purchase his salvation." This he soon found was untrue. He proceeded, "I can give 
you no description of the ' holy men of Massachusetts,' by which you can form a just 
idea of what they are, etc." This was to his father an Episcopal clergyman in Ireland, 
put in place by the Lord Lieutenant who also sent his son to fight us. The battle of 
Lexington, of course, was misrepresented, and the people called "the most absolute 
cowards on the face of the earth." But the bad object of destroying cannon and provi- 
sions belonging to others was admitted, and the fact that guns, carriage-wheels, and 
about one hundred casks of flour were destroyed was admitted. Various other reviews, 
we think, require us to express our dissent. 

In October, 1775, after the battle of Bunker Hill, and after he had made his will in 
favor of his mistress, saying, " this is the period for us soldiers to push our fortunes," he 
instructed his father how to aid him in getting promotions, and sent home his amiable hope 
" to be able to tell you that Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and all the capital towns 
on the Connecticut are but stacks of chimneys, like Charlestown here." To Americans 
of the present day it can scarcely be necessary to characterize such wild barbarism and 
vicious prompting as this. We need only refer to the words of Mr. J. Q. Adams, in 
1S39, about "the envious, acrimonious, and vindictive " This was the prosecution of 
war. It was thoroughly hostile and provoked hostilities. We are perfectly satisfied who 
fired first. Americans, we think, will need no other quotations to judge of the writer. 
There are many others of the like character ; but many solid facts are admitted, and the 
rest will only serve to show how easy it was to misrepresent. Paragraphs like the follow- 
ing show the governing motive which influenced too many. He, perhaps, took them 
from his chiefs. He wrote: " We who know our own powers and the helpless situation 
of the people consider it as the most fortunate opportunity for Great Britain to establish 
her superiority over this country; even to reduce it to that state of subjection -which the 
right of conquest may now give her the fairest title to," etc., p. 155. This justified the 
defence, and by means of it we escaped. This country was not divided up among the con- 
querors like Ireland. We have little toleration for the meanness which after appealing 
to arms with such views, prosecuting them with great brutality and being beaten, whines 
over or misrepresents the particulars — and the result is the work will do no harm now; it 
is so transparent and characteristic. 

The account of the death of Captain Thomas Young is probably a mistake as to 
identity. We would like to have a better account of Captain Young, of Deptford, men- 
tioned in Evelyn's Diary, under dates of 10th February, 1657, and 17th November, 1694, 
"a sober man and an excellent seaman." 

The tone of Earl Percy's letters seems much better. His father, Sir Hugh Smithson, 
was living, holding the title of Duke as well as Earl. The son had the second title by 
courtesy. Complaints of his conduct need not be repeated. We have learnt to respect 
the name of Smithson. The monument of that name is in this country. Hotspur and 
Percy and Northumberland are not so close to us and do not dazzle us. More than one 
of the illustrations of the work seem to be caricatures. Those who talk very much about 
Andre, and say nothing about Hale, will gloat over them. M. 

The July number of the Record will contain notices of the Early Settlers of 
Kings County, Candee, Hubbell, Van Voorhis, and Wolcott Genealogies. Want of 
space compels the omission of these from the present number. — Pub. Com. 

IOO . Obituary. [April, 1882. 


' Duer. — Miss Catherine Duer died at New Brighton, S. I., January 25, 1882, 
aged ninety-four years. Her father was Colonel William Duer of the Revolutionary army, 
and afterward a member of the Colonial Congress. He was born in England in 1747, 
and when a young man was aide to Lord Clive in India. He came to America in 1768, 
and purchased land in Washington County, New York. He was a colonel of the mili- 
tia, Judge of the County Court, and member of the New York Provincial Congress and 
Committee of Safety. He was one of the committee that drafted the first Constitution 
of the State of New York in 1777. He was also Secretary of the Treasury Board until the 
reorganization under the National Constitution. He was Assistant Secretary of the Trea- 
sury under Alexander Hamilton. His wife was Catherine, daughter of General William 
Alexander, the claimant of the Scottish Earldom of Stirling. Their daughter Catherine 
was born near Albany. She has an elder sister now living at the age of ninety-five years 
in New Orleans, and, excepting several visits to her in years past, Miss Catherine Duer 
has never been far away from this city. Her brother was John Duer, the jurist, who 
died on Staten Island in 1S58. He was a Justice of the Superior Court of New York in 
1849. Another brother was President of Columbia College thirty-five years ago. After 
living in Goshen many years ago, and more recently in Morristown, N. J., Miss Catherine 
Duer went about four years ago to live with her nephew, George W. Duer, of New 
Brighton, in whose house she died. Her numerous grand nephews and nieces have grown 
up to be men and women of middle life. The Duer family vault was formerly under the 
old church of St. Thomas, at Broadway and Houston street, and when that building gave 
way before the tide of trade, a vault was built at Jamaica, L. I., where Miss Duer was 
buried. w. 

How.. — Mrs. Mary KiRkpatrick How, widow of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Blanchard 
How, for thirty years pastor of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New Bruns- 
wick, N. J., died at that place March 17, 1882, in the eighty-ninth year of her age. She 
was a descendant of Stuyvesant's stately sister, Madame Bayard, who accompanied the 
Governor with her children to New Amsterdam in 1647. Her grandfather, Colonel John 
Bayard, was a personal friend of Washington, and was with him in several engagements. 
He was, after the war, a member of the Continental Congress, and was a patriot of spot- 
less public and private life, of whom Bancroft says; " He was personally brave, pensive, 
earnest, and devout." Mrs. How was born September 29, 1793, the eldest and last sur- 
vivor of the six children of Chief Justice Kirkpatrick and his wife, Jane Bayard. Mrs. 
How's health had been gradually failing for several months, from no other disease than 
old age, but she retained her mental faculties clear and unclouded till within a very few 
days of her death. In the early part of the present month, in conversation with a young 
kinsman, she mentioned, among other interesting events, her having been present with 
her grandfather, Colonel Bayard, at the funeral services held in honor of Washington at 
New Brunswick on the last Sunday of the last century, and of her having seen and spoken 
with Hamilton on her first visit to Mrs. Bayard, of New York, in 1803. A portion of 
the winter of 1811-12, Mrs. How (then Miss Kirkpatrick) spent with her aunt, Mrs. 
Harrison Smith, of Washington, where she met the prominent people of that period, and 
became intimate with President Madison's family and social circle, as she did later with 
his successor's family, the Monroes. On one of her last visits to her niece, Mrs. James 
Grant Wilson, of New York, she met Mrs. John Watts after a separation of seventy 
years ! They were girls together at Madame Mackay's fashionable school, and parted to 
meet again as venerable women of more than fourscore. Mrs. How left no children, but 
her family is represented by Judge Cogswell, of New Jersey, and by other nephews and 
nieces in that State and New York. She was buried by the side of her husband in the 
churchyard of the First Church, of which he was the pastor for thirty years, her friends 
President Campbell, of Rutgers College, and the Rev. Dr. Demarest, of the Theological 
Seminary, officiating. w. 


faealagtal sift ^tograpjical $ttirri. 

Vol. XIII. NEW YORK, JULY, 1882. No. 3. 



By the Hon. Isaac N. Arnold. 

The Thirty-seventh Congress convened in an extra and called Session 
on the 4th of July, 1861. The Thirty-eighth Congress expired on the 4th of 
March, 1865. The members on that day listened to Mr. Lincoln's wonder- 
ful state-paper — his second inaugural. On the 27th of March the Presi- 
dent and Generals Grant and Sherman met on board a lictle steamboat 
in the James River, near City Point, to arrange the final movements which 
resulted in the capture of Richmond, the surrender of Lee and Johnson, 
and the overthrow of the Rebellion. This meeting has been the subject 
of a very interesting historical painting by a distinguished artist, Mr. 
Healey, which is now the property of Mr. McCagg, of Chicago, and is feli- 
citously named "The Peace Makers." The prophetic Rainbow, anticipat- 
ing the words of General Grant, " Let us have peace," is made by the 
artist to overshadow the life-size figures of Lincoln, Grant, and Sherman, 
as they held their last war-council. 

On the 2d of April thereafter Lee and his army and Jefferson Davis 
abandoned Richmond. On the 9th of April Lee sent to Grant the white 
flag, and at Appomattox surrendered with his army. This was soon followed 
by the surrender of Johnson and the capture of Jefferson Davis. On 
the 4th of April Mr. Lincoln, with the soldiers of the Union army, entered 
the city of Richmond, and on the 14th of April Mr. Lincoln was assas- 

The time will come, I think, when these two Congresses will be re- 
garded with the respect and veneration which are to-day paid to the old 
Continental Congress of the Revolution. No other Congress, since the 
adoption of the Constitution, has had to act in a historic drama so impor- 
tant. It devolved upon these two memorable Congresses, under the lead 
of the President, to call into the field and to sustain those vast armies 
whose campaigns extended over half of the continent. It was for them to 


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create and sustain that system of finance which, without the aid of foreign 
loans, carried the Republic through the most stupendous war of modern 
times, and which in the Greenback currency still survives. They co- 
operated through various enactments with the Emancipation Proclamation 
of the President, and finally closed their anti-slavery measures bypassing 
the Constitutional Amendment which abolished and prohibited slavery for- 
ever throughout the Republic. Of Congress during this period, the war of 
the Rebellion, I propose to give some reminiscences. I shall give them in 
a somewhat desultory form, and I shall have to claim your indulgence for 
some egotism. 

I know not how I can more clearly indicate the state of public senti- 
ment, and the condition of affairs before the war, than by relating, some 

In January, 1861, Senator Douglas, then lately a candidate for the 
Presidency, with Mrs. Douglas — one of the most beautiful and fascinating 
women in America, a relative of Mrs. Madison — occupied) at Washington 
one of the magnificent block, called the "Minnesota Block." On New 
Year's Day, General Charles Stewart, of New York, from whose lips I 
write an account of the incident, says : 

" ' I was making a New Year's call on Senator Douglas ; after some 
conversation I asked him, 

" ' What will be the result, Senator, of the efforts of Jefferson Davis and 
his associates to divide the Union ? ' 

"We were/' said Stewart, "sitting on the sofa together when I asked 
the question. Douglas rose, walked rapidly up and down the room for 
a moment, and then pausing, he exclaimed with deep feeling and excite- 
ment : 

" 'The Cotton States are making an effort to draw in the Border States 
to their schemes of Secession, and I am but too fearful they will succeed. 
If they do, there will be the most fearful civil war the world has ever seen, 
lasting for years. 

"Pausing a moment, he looked," said Stewart, "like one inspired, 
while he proceeded : 

"'Virginia, over yonder across the Potomac,' pointing toward Ar- 
lington, 'will become a charnel-house, but in the end the Union will tri- 

" ' They will try,' he continued, ! to get possession of this Capital, to 
give them prestige abroad, but in that effort they will never succeed ; the 
North will rise en masse to defend it. 

" ' But Washington will become a city of hospitals ; the churches will be 
used for the sick and wounded; this house,' he continued, '■the Minnesota 
Block, will be devoted to that purpose before the end of the war.' " 

Every word he said was literally fulfilled. All the churches nearly 
were used for the wounded, and the Minnesota Block, and the very room 
in which this declaration was made, became the " Douglas Hospital." 

" What justification for all this ? " said Stewart. 

"There is no justification," replied Douglas. 

" I will go as far as the Constitution will permit to maintain their just 

"But," said he, rising upon his feet, and raising his arm, " if the Southern 
States attempt to secede, I am in favor of their having just so many slaves, 

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and just so much slave-territory as they can hold at the point of the bayo- 
net, and no more." 

You will remember that Mr. Douglas, breaking from his party in 1858, 
opposed with great vigor the Kansas Lecompton constitution. He re- 
lated to me a characteristic incident connected with that contest which il- 
lustrates his bold and independent character. While the question was 
pending, the Illinois Senator called at the White House. " Mr. Buchanan," 
said Douglas, " expostulated with me for opposing the administration on 
the question of the admission of Kansas into the Union under the Lecomp- 
ton constitution. At length, he went so far as to warn me of the personal 

" You are an ambitious man, Mr. Douglas," said he ; " let me recall to 
your memory the fate of those who in times past have rebelled against the 
Democratic party. Remember the fate of Rives, and Talmadge, and 
others who opposed General Jackson when he removed the deposits from 
the old United States Bank. Beware of their fate, Mr. Douglas." 

" Mr. President," replied Douglas, " General Jackson is dead ! Good 
morning, sir." 

Many Southern leaders believed there would be no serious war, and 
labored industriously to impress this idea on the Southern people. 

Benjamin F. Butler, who, as a delegate from Massachusetts to the 
Charleston Convention, had voted many times for Breckenridge, the ex- 
treme Southern candidate for President, came to Washington in the winter of 
1860-61 to inquire of his old associates what they meant by their threats? 

"We mean," replied they, "we mean Separation — a Southern Confed- 
eracy. We will have our independence — a Southern government — with no 
discordant elements." 

" Are you prepared for war ?" said Butler, coolly. 

" Oh, there will be no war, the North won't fight." 

" The North will fight," said Butler. " The North will send the last 
man, and expend the last dollar to maintain the Government." 

"But," replied Butler's Southern friends, "the North can't fight, we 
have too many allies there." 

" You have friends," responded Butler, " in the North, who will stand 
by you so long as you fight your battles in the Union ; but the moment 
you fire on the flag, the North will be a unit against you. 

"And," Butler continued, "you may be assured if war comes, slavery 

Two or three days before the inauguration, on the 4th of March, 1861, 
while Lincoln was staying at Willard's Hotel, a distinguished South Caro- 
lina lady — one of the Howards, the widow of a Northern scholar — called 
upon him out of curiosity. She was very proud, aristocratic, and quite 
conscious that she had in her veins the blood of " all the Ifozvards," and 
she was curious to see a man who had been represented to her as a mon- 
ster, a mixture of the ape and the tiger. 

She was shown into the parlor where were Mr. Lincoln and Senators 
Seward, Hale, Chase, and other prominent members of Congress. As Mr. 
Seward, whom she knew, presented her to the President Elect, she hissed 
in his ear, " / am a South Carolinian:'' Instantly reading her character, 

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he turned and addressed her with the greatest courtesy and dignified and 
gentlemanly politeness. After listening a few moments, astonished to find 
him so different from what he had been described to her, she said : 

"Why, Mr. Lincoln, you look, act, and speak like a kind, good- 
hearted, generous man ! " 

" And did you expect to meet a savage ? " said he. 

"Certainly, I did, or even something worse," replied she. " I am glad 
I have met you," she continued, " and now the best way to preserve peace 
is for you to go to Charleston and show the people what you are, and tell 
them you have no intention of injuring them." 

Returning home, she found a party of Secessionists, and on entering 
the room she exclaimed, " I have seen him ! I have seen him ! " 

"Who?" inquired they. 

"That terrible monster, Lincoln, and I found him a gentleman, and I 
am going to his first Levee after his inauguration." 

At his first reception, this tall daughter of South Carolina, dressing her- 
self in black velvet, with two long white plumes in her hair, repaired to the 
White House. She was nearly six feet high, with black eyes, and black 
hair, and in her velvet and white feathers she was a very striking and ma- 
jestic figure. As she approached, the President recognized her instantly. 

"Here I am again," said she, "that South Carolinian." 

" I am glad to see you," replied he, " and ] assure you that the first 
object of my heart is to preserve peace, and I wish that not only you, but 
every son and daughter of South Carolina was here that I might tell them 

Mr. Cameron, Secretary of War, came up, and, after some remarks, he 
said : "South Carolina" (which had already seceded), "South Carolina is 
the Prodigal Son." 

" Ah ! Mr. Secretary," said she, "if South Carolina is the Prodigal Son, 
' Uncle Sam,' our Father, ought to divide the inheritance and let her go ; 
but they say you are going to make war upon us ; is it so ? " 

"Oh, come back," said he, "tell South Carolina to come back now, 
and we will kill the fatted calf." 

On the brink of civil war, the President called Congress to meet at the 
Capitol on the 4th of July. In the Senate twenty-three, and in the House 
twenty-four States were represented. No representatives appeared from 
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mis- 
sissippi, Louisiana, Texas, or Arkansas. 

Andrew Johnson, then " faithful among the faithless," represented 
Tennessee in the Senate, and Horace Maynard and Andrew J. Clements 
took their seats in the House as her sole representatives at the second 

Among the more prominent members of this Congress from the North 
were Hale of New Hampshire, Fessenden of Maine, Charles Sumner and 
Henry Wilson of Massachusetts, Collamer of Vermont, Preston King of New- 
York, Wade and Sherman of Ohio, Lyman Trumbull and O. H. Browning of 
Illinois, Grimes of Iowa, and Chandler from Michigan. In the House of 
Representatives were Roscoe Conkling, Thaddeus Stevens, Galusha A. 
Grow, who was elected Speaker, John Covode, Vallandigham, Cox, John 
A. Bingham, Wickliffe of Kentucky, Schuyler Colfax, Elihu B. Washburne, 
John A. Logan, Owen Lovejoy, Frank P. Blair, and others. 

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But many vacant chairs in the House and Senate indicated the extent 
of the defection, the gravity of the situation, and the magnitude of the 
impending struggle. 

The old pro-slavery leaders were absent ; some in the rebel govern- 
ment set up at Richmond, and others in the field, in arms against their 
country. The chairs of the late Senator and now the rebel President, 
Jefferson Davis ; that of the blustering Bob Toombs ; the accomplished 
Hunter; the polished Jew from Louisiana, Judah P. Benjamin; the haughty 
and pretentious Mason; the crafty and unscrupulous Slidell ; and their com- 
peers, who had been accustomed to domineer and dominate over the 
Senate, were all vacant. 

The seat of Douglas, the ambitious and able Senator from Illinois, was 
vacant, not from treason, but by death. Life-long opponents, remember- 
ing his last patriotic words spoken in Chicago and at Springfield, gazed 
sadly on that unoccupied seat, now draped in black. Well had it been 
for the fame of John C. Breckenridge, lately the competitor of Douglas for 
the Presidency, if his chair also had been made vacant by his early death. 

But still conspicuous among the Senators was the late Vice-President, 
now the Senator from Kentucky. His fellow-traitors from the Slave States 
had all gone; he lingered, shunned and abhorred by every loyal man, and 
treated with the most freezing courtesy by his associates. 

Col. Baker, Senator from Oregon, said on the 10th of July, "I was the 
last man to give up hope that something might be done by conciliation 
and compromise — words I never propose to use again." 

Hostile armies were gathering. Americans were in arms against their 
country. Climbing to the dome of the Capitol, away across the Potomac, 
beyond the colonnade of Arlington, and on toward Fairfax could be seen 
the rebel flag. Breckenridge, opposing all measures to crush the armed 
rebels, gloomy, it may be sorrowful, said : " We can only look with sad- 
ness on the melancholy drama that is being enacted." 

As an illustration of those days, let me repeat an incident which oc- 
curred in the Senate, on the 1st of August, a few days after the battle of 
Bull Run. 

Senator Baker, of Oregon, was making a brilliant and impassioned 
reply to a speech of Breckenridge, in which he denounced the Kentucky 
Senator for giving aid and encouragement to the enemy by his speeches. 
At length he paused, and, turning toward Breckenridge and fixing his eye 
upon him, he asked, " What would have been thought, if, after the battle 
of Cannae, a Roman senator had risen amidst the Conscript Fathers and 
denounced the war, and opposed all measures for its success ?" 

Baker paused, and every eye in the Senate and in the crowded galle- 
ries was fixed upon the almost solitary Senator from Kentucky. Fessenden 
broke the painful silence by exclaiming in low, deep tones, which gave ex- 
pression to the thrill of indignation which ran through the Hall, " he would 
have been hurled from the Tarpeian Rock." 

At this special Session, which lasted thirty days, Congress indicated its 
appreciation of the gravity of the danger by authorizing a loan of 250 mil- 
lions of dollars, and authorizing the President to call into the field 500,000 
volunteers, and as many more as he might deem necessary. 

There may be some here who will remember a young soldier, Col. Ells- 
worth, who raised and drilled a company of Zouaves in Chicago. At the 

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beginning of the war he went to Washington as a protege of Mr. Lincoln. 
He lived a little while at the White House, raised a regiment, took the 
field, and when coining down-stairs from the Marshall House in Alexan- 
dria, from the top of which he had just pulled down a rebel flag, he was 
shot, and instantly killed by the proprietor. His dead body was brought 
to Washington, and he was the first officer killed during the war. I saw 
his remains in his tent, near the Potomac, before his dress had been 
changed, and I remember he wore a pin in his shirt-bosom which bore this 
inscription. " Non solum nobis, sed pro patria" and this pin was covered 
with his heart's blood. 

On the 6th of August a Bill giving freedom to all slaves used by the 
rebels in carrying on the war, introduced into the Senate by Senator Trum- 
bull, became a law. It was the first of a series of measures which resulted 
in the suppression of the rebellion, and the destruction of slavery. As in 
this brief paper it would be impossible to sketch even in outline the en- 
tire narrative of the action of Congress, in order to give some unity to my 
subject I will confine myself to the action of Congress and incidents con- 
nected with the slavery question. 

Before proceeding to these measures let me pause a moment to 
notice the death of Col. Baker, the Senator from Oregon, who was killed at 
Ball's Bluff, October 21, 1861. 

It is a curious and interesting fact that among the Senators who, at the 
breaking out of the rebellion, were most zealous, able, and active in sus- 
taining President Lincoln, two, Douglas and McDougall, had been his life- 
long political opponents. I have already stated that Col. E. D. Baker, 
formerly of Springfield, Illinois, and a predecessor of Lincoln in represent- 
ing the Sangamon District in Congress, now Senator from Oregon, had 
taken a conspicuous part in sustaining the war measures of the adminis- 

Congress adjourned early in August, 1861. Baker had already raised 
a regiment of volunteers, and immediately after the adjournment went to 
the front, and was, on the 21st of October thereafter, killed while gallantly 
leading his troops against the enemy. 

When Congress met in December following it was arranged that on the 
nth the usual funeral orations should be pronounced upon Baker; among 
others, by his old Illinois friends, Browning and McDougall, to be followed 
by Charles Sumner. 

It was the most impressive scene I have ever witnessed in Congress. 
Picture it. The floor of the Senate Chamber was crowded with Senators 
and members of the House, and distinguished civil and military officers ; 
the galleries filled by the Diplomatic Corps, ladies, and prominent citizens. 
As soon as the Vice-President called the Senate to order, President 
Lincoln entered from the marble room, leaning upon, and supported on 
eacli side by Trumbull and Browning, Senators from Illinois. Lincoln, 
Baker, Trumbull, Browning, McDougall had been comrades at Spring- 
field, Illinois, in the practice of the law, and the death of his old friend 
affected the President very deeply. The speeches of Browning, McDou- 
gall, and Sumner were each of them eloquent with deep feeling. McDou- 
gall, after a carefully considered and discriminating eulogy upon Baker, 
alluded to the dead soldier's enthusiastic love of poetry, and, turning to 
Mr. Lincoln, who sat bowed with grief, he said : 

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" Many years since, on the then wild plains of the West, in the middle 
of a starlight night, as we journeyed together, 1 heard from him the chant 
of that noble song, ' The Battle of Ivry.' " 

Referring to Baker's late rebuke of Breckenridge, he said : 
" He looked upon the traitors and his glance was stern and high." 
And then coming down to the martial scenes of every-day occurrence, 
when Baker took the field, he repeated, in a voice which created a sensa- 
tion through the Senate : 

" The foes are moving, hark to the mingled din, 

Of fife, and steed, and trump, and drum, and roaring culverin, 
The fiery Duke is pricking fast across St. Andre's plain, 
With all the hireling chivalry of Guelders and Almaiyne ; 
Now by the lips of those ye love, Fair gentlemen of France, 
Charge for the golden Lilies, now upon them with the lance ! " 

I think that any one reading the speech of McDougall will almost con- 
cur with Charles Sumner when he declared that McDougall spoke our 
language better than any man in the Senate. 

Sumner's speech on the same occasion is, I think, among the best speci- 
mens of his eloquence. It was the only time I ever saw him cut loose 
from his written notes, and give free scope to his thoughts. He called 
Baker "the Prince Rupert of Debate," and said if he had lived longer he 
would have earned the title of "Prince Rupert of Battle." 

Sumner, alluding to Baker's reply to Breckenridge, said: "A Senator 
with treason in his heart, if not on his lips, had just taken his seat. Our 
departed Senator, who had entered this chamber direct from his camp, rose 
at once to reply. He began simply and calmly, but as he proceeded his 
fervid soul broke forth in words of transcendent power .... meet- 
ing the polished traitor at every point with weapons keener and brighter 
than his own." 

The remains of Baker were taken across the continent to California, 
and buried by the side of those of his friend Broderick, in the "Lone 
Mountain" Cemetery. 

There was something very beautiful and touching in the attachment 
and fidelity of these, his old Illinois comrades, to Lincoln. They had all 
been pioneers, frontiersmen, circuit-riders together. They were never so 
happy as when talking over old times, and recalling the rude and rough 
experiences of their early lives. Had they met at Washington on sunny 
days, and in calm and peaceful weather, they would have kept up their 
party differences as they did at home. But, coining together in the midst of 
the fierce storms of civil war, and in the hour of supreme peril, they stood 
together like a band of brothers. No one of them would see an old comrade 
in danger or difficulty and not help him out. When I think of these old 
Illinois lawyers and statesmen — Douglas, Baker, McDougall, Trumbull, 
Lovejoy, Washburne, and others — I recall a passage in Webster's reply to 
Hayne. Speaking of Massachusetts and South Carolina, the great New 
England orator said : 

" Shoulder to shoulder, they went through the Revolution together ; 
hand in hand, they stood around the administration of Washington, and 
felt his own great arm lean on them for support." 

So in the far more difficult administration of Lincoln, these old com- 
rades of his, of whom I have been speaking— Douglas, Baker, McDougall, 

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Trumbull, Lovejoy, arid others — whatever their former differences, stood 
" shoulder to shoulder, and hand in hand," around the administration of 
Lincoln, and "his strong arm leaned on them " for support, and that sup- 
port was given with unwavering loyalty and vigor. 

But I am lingering too long over these personal reminiscences. 

I will now sketch briefly the Legislation of Congress on the subject of 

The first step in the series of anti-slavery measures was the abolition of 
slavery in the i)istrict of Columbia. It was vigorously opposed by Sen- 
ator Bayard in the Senate, and by Crittenden, Cox, Vallandigham, and 
others in the House. Under its provisions, 3,000 slaves obtained their 

War is a stern and rapid teacher, and the tenderness and forbearance 
for slavery at the beginning of the contest disappeared very rapidly before 
the roar of rebel guns, and the flash of rebel swords wielded by slave- 

On the 24th of March, 1862, I had the honor to introduce a bill into 
Congress which, with some amendments, became a law prohibiting slavery 
in all the Territories, and declaring that it should cease, and be forever 
prohibited wherever the United States had exclusive jurisdiction. It be- 
came a law on the 19th of June thereafter. 

On the 22d of September, 1862, the President issued his first Procla- 
mation of Emancipation, followed in January afterward by the final Edict, 
which declared free the slaves in all the States in rebellion. 

Was this declaration valid and effective to make free the slaves ? 

This is not now a question of practical importance, since, if there were 
any legal difficulties in the way, they have been cured by the amendment 
to the Constitution. But I have been very much surprised to see the va- 
lidity of this Proclamation questioned by so able a jurist as Richard H. 

I have not the time now and here to discuss the question, but I will 
cite, in passing, a sentence from John Quincy Adams, who, after an elabor- 
ate argument, says: " The President of the United States and the Comman- 
der of the Army has power to order the Emancipation of the Slaves." 

One of the most interesting debates which occurred during the rebel- 
lion was that between John J. Crittenden and Owen Lovejoy, in the 
spring of 1862. 

Everybody loved and respected Crittenden. He had been Governor 
of his State, Senator, a member of the Cabinet, and now in his old age, 
like John Quincy Adams, he had accepted a seat in Congress, that in 
this crisis he might help to save his country. He sat near me, and the old 
gentleman would often relieve the tedium of routine business by stories 
and anecdotes of Clay, and Benton, and Calhoun, and Webster, with 
whom he had been a contemporary. His tall, venerable form, and white 
hair, made him a conspicuous object in the House, and Cox, of Ohio, one 
day said, " Look at Crittenden, his whitened head like a Pharos in the 
sea, to guide our storm-tossed and storm-tattered vessel to its haven of 
rest." He was a true Union man, but wished that slavery might not be 
disturbed ; and when the Proclamation of Emancipation was supposed to 

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be imminent, Mr. Crittenden was selected by the Border States men as 
their ablest man to make a public appeal on the floor of Congress to Mr. 
Lincoln to withhold the Proclamation, and save the imperilled institution 
of slavery. It was a most eloquent and touching appeal from a Kentuck- 
ian to a Kentuckian. Among other things, he said, "Mr. Lincoln has a 
mighty destiny. There is a niche near to that of Washington for him who 
shall save his country. If Mr. Lincoln will step into that niche, the founder 
and the preserver of the Republic shall stand side by side." 

Lovejoy followed, and turning to Crittenden, he said, " The gentle- 
man from Kentucky says he has a niche for Abraham Lincoln. Where is 
it ? " Mr. Crittenden pointed toward heaven. Lovejoy continuing, said, 
" He points upward. But, sir, if the President follows the counsel of that 
gentleman, and becomes the perpetuator of slavery, he should point down- 
ward, to some dungeon in the temple of Moloch, who feeds on human 
blood, and where are forged chains for human limbs ; in the recesses of 
whose temple woman is scourged and man tortured, and outside the walls 
are lying dogs, gorged with human flesh, as Byron describes them, lying 
around the walls of Stamboul. That," said Lovejoy, " is a suitable place 
for the statue of him who would perpetuate slavery. 

"I, too," said he, " have a temple for Abraham Lincoln, but it is in 
Freedom's holy fane . . . not surrounded by slave fetters and chains, 
but with the symbols of freedom — not dark with bondage, but radiant with 
the light of liberty. In that niche he shall stand proudly, nobly, gloriously, 
with broken chains and slave whips beneath his feet 

" That is a fame worth living for, aye more, it is a fame worth dying for, 
though that death led through Gethsemane, and the agony of the accursed 

" It is said," continued he, " that Wilberforce went up to the judgment 
seat with the broken chains of 800,000 slaves ! Let Lincoln make him- 
self the liberator, and his name shall be enrolled not only in this earthly 
temple, but it shall be traced on the living stones of that Temple which is 
reared amid the thrones of Heaven." 

Lovejoy's prophecy has been fulfilled in this world ; you see the statues 
to Lincoln, with broken chains at his feet, rising all over the land, and in 
that other world few will doubt that the prophecy has been realized. 

As I run over the pages of the Congressional Record of those event- 
ful days, many scenes, some grave, some melancholy, and others mirthful, 
are recalled, some of them not put down in the Globe. 

McDougall was the bitter enemy of Mr. Seward, the Secretary of State. 
Some of the California Senator's personal friends had been summarily ar- 
rested and confined in Fort Lafayette. I shall state what was universally 
known and deeply mourned by all McDougall' s friends, when I mention 
his habits of intemperance which overclouded the last years of his life. 
But it could not be said of him that "' when the wine was in the wit was 
out." Poor McDougall' s wit was always ready, drunk or sober. 

Coming down from the Senate chamber, after a late executive Session 
in which he had been opposing one of Seward's nominations, he found the 
rain falling in torrents, the night dark and dismal, and his own steps un- 
steady. As he passed from the Capitol gate toward Pennsylvania Avenue, 
the Senator had to cross a ditch full of filth and water. McDougall, in the 
darkness, made a misstep, and tumbled in. A policeman ran to his aid, and, 

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helping him out, enquired gruffly, '' Who are you, anyhow ?" " I, I was," 
said poor Mac, " I was Senator McDougall when I fell in ; now I think," 
lookiug at his filthy garments with disgust, " now I think I am Seward." 
Will you indulge me in another anecdote of McDougall ? 

He had been a member of the House before his election to the Senate. 
While serving as such, he was much annoyed by a pretentious member 
from the East, who affected to look down upon McDougall as coarse and 
illiterate, because he represented California. 

This Eastern member was very precise and nobby. He assumed much 
on account of his family, and exhibited ostentatiously his coat-of-arms. 
His paper, envelopes, etc., were always stamped with his crest and 
motto. One day, he exasperated McDougall by constantly interrupting 

Mac reached over to the desk of the member, and, taking up a sheet of 
letter paper, read the motto to the House, " Sic itur ad A strap "That, 
Mr. Speaker, is, I suppose, a very good motto. I am from the far West, 
where we know very little about these things, but as we all recognize in 
the learned member 'The High Cockalorum of the East,' I would hum- 
bly suggest, as more appropriate for him, a slight change. Instead of ' Sic 
itur ad Astra," 1 I would suggest ' Sic itur ad Roostar,' And, sir, it has 
this advantage, this is a ' Star' that never sets." 

Let me recall to your memory the tall South Carolina Secessionist. 
She had a fine house near Willard's Hotel, and during the winter of 1863- 
64 I occupied the second story. I often overheard my landlady singing to 
herself, as she went about the house, a ballad, which, as I occasionally 
caught a line, seemed to be something about " Stonewall Jackson." I 
asked her what it was? " Oh, it is a rebel song," said she. "You would 
be shocked to hear it." After much persuasion, I induced her to sing it 
to me, and then I wrote it down. I do not remember to have seen it in 
print. I think it will interest you. It is supposed to have been sung at 
evening, in the Valley of the Shenandoah, around their camp fires, by 
boldiers of " Stonewall Jackson." 

"Come, cheerily, men, pile on the rails 

And stir the camp-fires bright, 
No matter if the canteen fails, 
We'll have a roaring night. 
Here Shenandoah brawls along, 
There burly Blue-Ridge echoes<strong, 
To swell the brigade's rousing song 
Of ' Stonewall Jackson's way.' 

" We see him now ; his old slouched hat 

Cocked o'er his eye askew, 
His smooth dry smile, his speech so pat, 

So firm, so bold, so true ; 
The Blue-Light elder knows 'em well 
Says he, ' That's Banks. He's fond of shell, 
Lord save his soul ! We'll give him hell !' 

That's ' Stonewall Jackson's way.' 

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" Silence ! Ground Arms ! Kneel all ! Hats off ! 

Old ' Stonewall's ' going to pray ; 
Strangle the fool that dares to scoff ! 

Attentioji ! ' Tis his way, 
Kneeling upon his native sod 
In foi'7na pauperis to his God - 
' Stretch forth thine arm lay bare thy rod ! 

Amen.' That's l Stonewall's way. ' 

" He's in the saddle now ! Fall in ! 

Steady the whole brigade ! 
Hill's at the ford, cut oft, we'll win 

His way out, ball or blade, 
No matter if our shoes be worn, 
No matter if our feet be torn — 
Quick step ! We'll with him before morn 

In ' Stonewall Jackson's way.' 

" The bright sun scatters back the mists 

Of morning — and, by George ! 
There's Longstreet struggling in the lists 

Hemmed by an ugly gorge. 
* Pope and his Yankees whipped before ! 
Bayonets and grape,' hear Stonewall roar ; 
' Charge, Ash by ! pay oft Stuart's score ' 

In ' Stonewall Jackson's way. ' 

"Ah ! woman, wait and watch and yearn 

For news of Stonewall's band ; 
Ah, widow ! read, with eyes that burn 

That ring upon thy hand ; 
Ah maiden, weep on, hope on, pray on, 
Thy lot is not so all forlorn ; 
The foe had better ne'er been born 

That gets i?i k Stonewall's way. " 

In her zeal I could not fail to recognize that our Southern sisters were 
as enthusiastic for their side as the fair ladies of the North were for the old 
flag, and Union, and Liberty. 

The great event of Mr. Lincoln's administration was the Emancipation 
Proclamation, and the great act of Congress, the act which will make that 
Congress memorable, was the anti-slavery amendment to the Constitution. 
Congress had legislated against slavery in many ways. It had abolished 
slavery at the Capital, prohibited it in all the Territories ; Congress had 
declared all negro soldiers in the Union armies and their families free, 
repealed the fugitive slave-laws, and, indeed, repealed all laws which sanc- 
tioned or recognized slavery. 

Mr. Lincoln had crowned and consummated all by his great Proclama- 
tion. One thing only remained to perfect, confirm, climax, and make ever- 
lastingly effective these anti-slavery measures, and this was to introduce 
into the Constitution itself the prohibition of slavery everywhere within our 
national boundaries. To accomplish this required the adoption, by a two- 
thirds majority, of a joint resolution to be submitted to and ratified by two- 
thirds of the States. We could always command a majority of both 
Houses, but we struggled long and hard before we obtained a two-thirds 

112 Reminiscences of Lincoln and of [J u b'> 

The great debates on this question — the greatest in American history, 
certainly the greatest reported debates — ran through two sessions of Con- 
gress. I say the greatest reported, for the debates in the old Continental 
Congress were before the days of reporters, and we are indebted to the 
imagination of Daniel Webster for the speeches of John Adams and his 
compeers on the question of Independence. 

On the assembling of Congress in December, 1863, it was felt that the 
time had come, by constitutional enactment, to proclaim " Liberty through- 
out the land to all the inhabitants thereof." 

Mr. Lincoln had urged this in his annual message, and as soon as the 
Speaker had announced the "Standing Committees" and the States were 
called for resolutions, several members introduced joint resolutions, sub- 
mitting to the States a proposition to abolish and prohibit slavery forever. 
Ashley, from Ohio, Wilson, from Iowa, Henderson, Senator from Missouri, 
and Sumner, from Massachusetts, introduced resolutions for this purpose. 

But a Senator from Illinois, Mr. Trumbull, Chairman of the Judi- 
ciary Committee, had the honor, in my judgment an honor greater than 
any title of nobility, greater than to have won a battle, the honor of put- 
ting into form and shape, and reporting to the Senate, the amendment in 
the language in which it was finally adopted, and became a part of the or- 
ganic law. He supported the proposition, and led the debate in the Senate, 
until it was adopted with an ability and zeal equal to the great occasion. 

The honor of having been the author of the ordinance of 1787, prohi- 
biting slavery in the North-West Territory, has been claimed by Virginia 
for Jefferson, and by Massachusetts through Daniel Webster for " one Na- 
than Dane," and by a very accurate friend of mine, Mr. Poole, of the Chi- 
cago Public Library, for Dr. Cutler. 

No one will ever dispute that one Lyman Trumbull is entitled to the 
credit of framing the constitutional amendment — a measure as much more 
important as the whole country is more important than the North- West 
Territory. No one, not even he himself, by any errors or inconsistencies 
he may seem to any of us to have committed, can deprive Mr. Trumbull 
of this high honor. 

General Grant, in a letter remarkable for that clear good sense and 
practical judgment for which he is so distinguished, condensed into a single 
sentence the political argument in its favor. " The North and South," 
said he, " can never live at peace with each other except as one Nation, 
and that without Slavery" 

It was violently opposed in the Senate by Garrett Davis, of Kentucky, 
and Salisbury, of Delaware. Reverdy Johnson made an argument in its 
favor worthy of Patrick Henry. John P. Hale recalled the great fact that 
when he entered the Senate he was the only distinctly anti-slavery Senator, 
"but," said he, "the day of Jubilee has come sooner, much sooner, than 
I expected." 

Charles Sumner closed the debate in the Senate, bringing to the dis- 
cussion his rich stores of historic illustration, and quoting, as usual, largely 
from the poets, historians, and statesmen of the past. It was adopted in 
the Senate by the large vote of ayes 38, noes 6 (April 8; 1864). 1 
am sorry to note the name of Senator Hendricks, of Indiana, among the 

The difficulty, the strain, was to come in the House ; there we knew the 
vote would be close, and the result uncertain. 

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To test our strength, on the 15th of February, 1864, I had the honor 
to introduce into the House the following resolution : 

"Resolved, That the Constitution should be so amended as to abolish 
slavery in the United States wherever it now exists, and to prohibit its ex- 
istence in every part thereof forever." (See Cong. Globe, vol. 50, page 659.) 

The resolution was adopted by a decided vote, but not a majority of 
two-thirds. It was the first resolution ever adopted by Congress in favor 
of the entire abolition and prohibition of slavery. The very large majority 
in the Senate, the public sentiment in its favor, constantly growing and 
becoming more intense, with the active aid of the Executive, led us to feel 
very hopeful of success. 

The discussion in the House began on the 31st of May, 1863, and a 
vote was not reached until the 15th of June. It was opposed by Holman, 
of Indiana, Fernando Wood, of New York, Mallery, of Kentucky, and Cox 
and Pendleton, of Ohio, and, indeed, nearly all the Democratic members 
of the House. 

In favor of its passage, it was said : " Slavery is to-day an open enemy 
striking at the heart of the Republic. It is the soul, body, and spirit of 
the rebellion." 

" We can have no permanent peace while slavery lives. It now reels 
and staggers toward its last death-struggle. Let us give it this last de- 
cisive blow." 

"Five a thousand years," exclaimed a member of Congress, "no such 
opportunity to do a great deed for liberty and your country will ever again 
present itself. Never since the day when John Adams plead for Inde- 
pendence has a question so important been submitted. The signing of 
the Declaration of Independence is a familiar picture in every log-cabin 
and home in our country. Pass this Resolution, and this scene will live for- 
ever on canvas and on the page of history." 

The vote was 93 in favor, 65 against it, not two-thirds, and so, on a 
motion to reconsider, it went over to the next Session, when, especially as 
twenty-three members had not voted, we hoped to carry it. 

I recall very vividly my New Year's visit upon the President, January 
1, 1864. 

There had been great victories in the West, and in the East the bat- 
tles of Lookout Mountain and of Gettysburg had been fought, and Mr. 
Lincoln, writing to friends in Illinois, had said: "The signs look better. 
The Father of Waters goes unvexed to the sea." .... " Peace does 
not look so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay, 
and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time." 

After congratulating the President on the brightening prospects of the 
country, I said : 

" I hope, Mr. President, one year from to-day I may have the pleasure 
of congratulating you on three events, which now seem very probable." 

" What are they ? " said he. 

" First, That the Rebellion may be completely crushed out. 

" Second, That Slavery may be abolished and prohibited throughout the 

" Third, That Abraham Lincoln may have been re-elected President 
of the United States." 

" I think," said he, with a smile, '' I think, Arnold, I would be very glad 
to accept the hrst two, by way of compromise." 

I j a Reminiscences of Lincoln and of [Jtily, 

On the 6th of January, 1865, the motion to reconsider the vote on the 
Constitutional Amendment came up again for consideration. 

Messrs. Ashley, of Ohio, Orth, of Indiana, Kasson, of Iowa, Garfield, of 
Ohio, and many others, spoke in its favor.- Voorhes, of Indiana, Wood, of 
New York, and others, opposed it. Among the most notable speeches in 
its favor were those of Garfield, Rollins, of Missouri, and Thaddeus Stevens, 
of Pennsylvania. The speech of James H. Rollins, a man who had been 
a large slave-holder, was a masterly effort, and was received with great 

The speech of Mr. Garfield, the late President, has become especially 
interesting. It was mainly in reply to a very able argument of his col- 
league, Pendleton. It was full of classical allusions, and gave evidence of 
his thorough scholarship and culture. 

He began by saying, 

"Mr. Speaker, we shall never know why slavery dies so hard in this 
Republic and in this Hall until we know why sin outlives disaster, and 
Satan is immortal 

" How well do I remember," he continued, "the history of that distin- 
guished predecessor of mine, Joshua R. Giddings, lately gone to his rest, 
who, with his forlorn hope of faithful men, took his life in his hands, and in 
the name of justice protested against the great crime, and who stood bravely 
in his place until his white locks, like the plume of Henry of Navarre, 
marked where the battle of freedom raged fiercest 

" None can be found to-day who will falter out an apology for slavery. 
None but that man of more than supernal courage, Fernando Wood." .... 

Apostrophizing slavery, he said, " Oh, Lucifer ! How art thou cut 
down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations. 

" Many mighty men have been slain by thee, many proud ones have 
humbled themselves at thy feet ! All along the coast of the political sea 
they lie like stranded wrecks broken on the headlands of freedom. 

" In its mad arrogance, slavery lifted its hand against the Union, and 
since that fatal day it has been a ' fugitive and a vagabond upon the earth.' " 

But the speech that attracted the most attention was that of the vener- 
able Thaddeus Stevens, the recognized leader of the House. As the 
word passed through the Capitol that Stevens was about to speak, the 
Senate was left without a quorum, the Judges of the Supreme Court, offi- 
cers of the Army and Navy, members of the Cabinet, and other privileged 
persons came thronging in to hear the " old man eloquent " speak upon 
a measure which was to consummate the labor of forty years in the anti- 
slavery cause. 

As he came limping along with his club-foot from his committee-room 
(he was Chairman of the Ways and Means), the members gathered around 
him, and, as he began, every sound was hushed. 

Reviewing the past, he said : " Fifteen years ago, when I first came 
here, it was dangerous to talk against Slavery. . 

" I did not hesitate, however, in the midst of Bowie-knives and revol- 
vers, and howling demons .... to stand here and denounce the 
infamous institution." 

Up to the last call of the roll on the question of the adoption of the 
amendment, we did not know what the result would be. We needed 
Democratic votes to carry it. We knew we should get some, but whether 

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enough, none could tell. The most intense anxiety was felt, and as the 
clerk called the names of members, so perfect was the silence, that the 
sound of an hundred pencils, keeping tally as the names were called and 
recorded, could be heard. When the name of Gov. English, a Democrat 
from Connecticut, was called, and he voted Aye, there was great ap- 
plause on the floor and in the crowded galleries, and this was repeated 
when Ganson, Nelson, Odell, and other Democrats from New York res- 
ponded Aye. 

Finally, when the call was completed, and the clerk handed the result 
to Speaker Colfax, who declared the vote : "Ayes, 119; Noes, 56 ;" and 
then announced that the resolution was adopted, it was received with an 
uncontrollable outburst of enthusiasm. Members sprung upon their seats, 
and, waving their hats, shouted and cneered. The galleries filled with 
wounded, convalescent soldiers and ladies, clapped their hands and 
waved their handkerchiefs, and before the Speaker could obtain quiet the 
roar of cannon from a section of artillery on Capitol Hill proclaimed to 
the City of Washington the passage of the resolution. Ingersoll, brother 
of Robert G. Ingersoll, representing Lovejoy's district, moved an adjourn- 
ment, which was carried, and we hastened to the White House to congrat- 
ulate Mr. Lincoln on the event. 

The next day (February 1, 1865) a vast crowd of rejoicing friends, 
with music and cheers, went to the White House, publicly to congratulate 
the President on what was regarded as the final and complete overthrow 
of slavery. The great "job " was finished. 

Mr. Lincoln made one of his happiest speeches. He said : " I cannot 
but congratulate all present, myself, the country, and the whole world, 
upon this great moral victory." 

In his own peculiar and expressive words, he said : " The amendment 
is the king's cure — all for all our evils. It winds the whole thing up. 
Illinois has already ratified the amendment, and telegraphed the fact to 
the President. Maryland is about half through, but I feel proud that 
Illinois is a little ahead." 

After the passage of the resolution, I concluded that I would obtain an 
autograph which would have historic interest. Sumner had the pen with 
which the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed. I thought I could 
get something better, and so when the Joint Resolution was engrossed, I 
procured from the engrossing clerk an exact duplicate of the one which 
was to go on file, in the Office of the Secretary of State. To this, the sig- 
natures of the Clerk and Speaker of the House, and also of the Secretary 
and President of the Senate were attached, and then taking it to the Pre- 
sident, he endorsed his approval and signature. Then I obtained the sig- 
nature of every Senator and Member of the House who had voted for the 
Resolution. But, if you ask where it is, I can only repeat the sad story 
of the great Chicago fire of 1871 — burned up with many other treasures. 

When, in June, 1858, at his home in Springfield, Abraham Lincoln 
startled the people by the declaration : " This nation cannot endure per- 
manently half slave, and half free," and when, in concluding that most re- 
markable speech, with uplifted eye, and with the wrapt expression of a 
seer, and with the voice of a prophet, he exclaimed : " We shall not fail; if 
we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise council may accelerate, or mistake 
delay ; but, sooner or later, the victory is sure to come," he then looked 

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to success through long years of political controversy. He expected a 
severe struggle, and final triumph through the Ballot-Box. But he did not 
foresee, unless in those mysterious dim shadows which sometimes startle by 
half revealing the future, his own elevation to the Presidency. He did 
not foresee that he should be chosen by God and the people to proclaim 
the words which should emancipate a race, and save his country. Nor did 
he foresee that a martyr's death would crown a life of unparalleled usefulness 
and glory. 

Let me close this address with a few words of our late President 

I recall very vividly the opening of Congress in December, 1863. 
Among the new members was a young soldier, little more than thirty years 
old. I recall his ruddy complexion, bronzed by exposure on the field, 
his large, bright, blue eyes, his youthful but manly appearance ; and, com- 
ing from Giddings's old district on the "Western Reserve," he attracted 
the attention of all. As a soldier he had already won the rank and laurels 
of a Major-General. His victory over Humphrey Marshall at Middle Creek, 
the glorious record he made at Chickamauga, had been rewarded by Presi- 
dent Lincoln by the commission of Major-General, dated on the day of that 
battle, and reciting that it was given "for gallant and meritorious services." 

I remember that some of us expressed surprise that the young and am- 
bitious officer was willing to exchange the field with its stirring and roman- 
tic adventures for the more dull routine services in Congress. This surprise 
was increased when we were informed that General Thomas had offered 
him the command of an " Army Corps," in the Army of the Cumberland. 
We asked why he should leave the perilous but fascinating path, that leads 
on to military glory, for the less attractive duties of the Capital. The an- 
swer illustrates the ruling principle which governed his life, loyally to duty. 

President Lincoln, it is stated, expressed his conviction that he could 
be more useful on the " Floor of the House of Representatives " than in 
the army, and so at the call of duty he gave up the laurels of the soldier. 
Just as when Ohio offered to make him her Senator, at the request of Pre- 
sident Hayes, he remained in the lower House at the call of duty. 

In this, the Thirty-eighth Congress, of which Garfield was a new member, 
Colfax was Speaker ; and Thaddeus Stevens, Chairman of the " Ways and 
Means," was the acknowledged leader. Henry Winter Davis, of Balti- 
more, was the orator ; and VVashburne, then of Galena, was an old influential 
and most distinguished member. Among other prominent members were 
Owen Lovejoy, Frank P. Blair, James G. Blaine ; and from Ohio were 
Pendleton, Cox, and Schenck. It was among such men that Garfield soon 
achieved a commanding position. He was placed on the Committee upon 
" Military Affairs," where he was very useful. 

I remember, as especially able and eloquent, a speech he made in de- 
fence of his old commander, Rosecrans. It is a curious fact that he op- 
posed the bill of my colleague, Washburne, creating for General Grant the 
office of Lieutenant-General. But he was in a very small minority in his 
opposition. His great speech in that Congress was in reply to Pendleton, 
in favor of the Constitutional Amendment in regard to slavery, from which 
I have already quoted. 

I was in England at the time of his assassination. Returning from a 
visit to a country-place, on the borders of the German Ocean, on my ar- 

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rival on the 4th July at Ely, I met the London papers containing the 
shocking news. 

Hastening to London, I found the people of that marvellous city 
amazed and astonished. I never witnessed a greater degree of horror and 
sympathy. Passing near Westminster Abbey at the hour of daily service, 
I went in and heard the silver voice of Dean Stanley earnestly praying for 
the President's recovery. A few days later, going down to Windsor, in the 
picturesque chapel of St. George amidst the arms and banners of the 
" Knights of the Garter," prayers were being daily said for our stricken 
executive. And so everywhere in Great Britain, in Scotland, in Wales, 
and in Ireland, all around to the Cathedral in old and venerable Chester, 
prayers, earnest and fervent, were being constantly made for the recovery 
of Garfield. And this sympathy extended from the peasant and the artisan 
in the shop to the Queen at Windsor Castle. All England, all English- 
speaking people, were praying for our President. Their prayers and ex- 
pressions of sorrow made me realize that I was not among an alien, but a 
kindred people of the same religion, language, literature, and laws — the 
land of liberty and the home of our forefathers. 

When the President was assassinated, it was difficult to see how any- 
thing but unmixed evil could result. But it was soon apparent that this 
costly sacrifice and the heroic sufferings of Garfield were bringing the 
hearts of all the people once more into brotherly relations. Over the couch 
of the wounded President much of the bitterness and hatred of former 
conflicts and war passed away, and over his grave was erected the Altar of 

Nature is more forgiving and kindly than man. Long ago she covered 
with green grass and flowers the ugly scars which grim war has made upon 
her bosom. 

Flowers have bloomed for many seasons alike over Union and Confed- 
erate graves. Now the flowers of peace and brotherly affection shall spring 
up, and grow, and bloom in all hearts, North and South, East and West, 
until at the grave of Garfield and of Lincoln, and at Mount Vernon, on all 
the battlefields of the war for Independence when we gather there to re- 
call the memories and glories of the Revolution, we shall again become one 
people, a nation of brothers, as were our forefathers when they followed 
the banners of Washington to victory. 


By Dr. John R. Stevenson. 

1. In the year 1644, Thomas Stevenson, an Englishman, settled at 
Southold, L. I. In the absence of any search for his ancestry in Eng- 
land, it is not known from what part of it he came, only that the marriage 
record of Thomas Stevenson in the Reformed Dutch church of New York 
notes that he was from London. From the fact that some of his associates 

1 1 3 Thomas Stevenson and his Descendants. ^ July, 

on Long Island came from Hertfordshire, and from other significant cir- 
cumstances that wiirbe related hereafter, there is strong reason to believe 
that he came from the Parish of Amwell in that County, in the church of 
which parish is a tablet erected in 1626 to the memory of " John Steven- 
son, gentleman," wife, daughter, and granddaughter, the latter in her will 
ordering its erection. As this place is only fifteen miles from London, a 
young man of ambition would naturally drift to the metropolis and thence 
join the adventurous spirits seeking a home in the new world. 

In January, 1643-44, we first find a record of him at Stamford, Conn. 
Captain Daniel Patrick was shot by a Dutchman in the house of Captain 
John Underbill on a Sunday afternoon, and the Dutchman being arrested 
was confined in Underbill's house, and in their turn Thomas Stevenson 
and George Slowson were set to watch him. They locked him in an upper 
room, thinking him secure, while they sat by the fire below. But the 
prisoner jumped out of the window and escaped. The same year Thomas 
Stevenson was one of the colony which, under the charge of the Rev. Mr, 
Moore, settled at Southold, L. I. He located there alongside of Captain 
Underhill. According to the records of the Reformed Dutch church in 
New York, Thomas Stevenson married Maria Bernard, widow of William, 
August 15, 1645, Captain Underhill being a witness to the ceremony. 
Maria Bernard had married William Bernard, cf Westchester, N. Y., on 
June 1, 1642, and is noted on the Dutch records as a widow Bullock, 
which may have been her maiden name, as sometimes happens in those 
records. All were English. 

Between the years 1647 and 165 1 Thomas Stevenson, leaving his prop- 
erty at Southold in the charge of Mr. Moore, removed to Flushing, and 
thence, in 165 1, to Newtown, locating on the Vander Donck farm in Push- 
ing Bay, to which he subsequently obtained a title. Here he lived and 
died, at what date is not ascertained, but an examination of the N. Y. 
Colonial records shows that he was living in August, 1658. He left five 
children, namely, John, Thomas, Edward, Abigail and Sarah. As re- 
ligion exercises great influence on the movements and genealogies of 
families, and particularly was the case with this family, it may not be 
amiss to state that in the year 1655 Thomas Stevenson was one of the 
secretaries for the building of a church and parsonage, at Newtown, for the 
Rev. Mr. Moore, an independent minister. 

Children of Thomas and Maria Stevenson. 

2. i. John Stevenson, the oldest son, appears to have died un- 
married, his will being dated December 13, 1670. 

3. ii. Thomas Stevenson, the second son, remained on the home- 
stead, taking part in public affairs. In the years 1676 and 1678 he held 
the office of overseer at Newtown, and October 30, 1685, was commissioned 
a justice of the peace for Queens County. May 16, 1 706, he was one of the 
commissioners from Newtown to settle their boundary disputes, and in 
1 7 13 he was one of the committee of that town in their land suits. He 
and his brother Edward are said to have established the first fulling-mill 
on Long Island, in 1691, on the stream called Ludovick Creek, which was 
carried on till 1711, when Thomas and John Stevenson, sons of Edward, 
sold it to Jesse Kip. Thomas Stevenson married in February, 1672, Eiiza- 

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beth, oldest daughter of William Lawrence, of Lawrence Neck, Flushing; 
he died at Newtown, February 6, 1725 ; their children were : 

4. i. Thomas. 

5. ii. William, born 1676. 

6. iii. John. 

7. iv. Elizabeth. 

His first wife dying, Thomas Stevenson married Ann , and their 

children were : 

8. v. Daniel. 

9. vi. Stephen. 

10. vii. Nathaniel. 

11. viii. Susannah. 

12. ix. Ann. 

13. iii. Edward Stevenson, third son of Thomas of Newtown, md. 

Charity . The tradition in the family is that her name was Jenings, 

a sister or very near relative of Samuel Jenings, of Burlington Co., N. J. 
He was rated in the census of Newtown, taken in 1683, as the owner 
of forty acres of land there, and it may be presumed that he married his 
wife, Charity, previous to that time. He held the office of overseer there 
in 1683 and 1684, and from the year 169 1 to 1695 he was the town clerk. 
He died July 12, 1700. The "American Historical Record " of the 
Friends states that on 1 d., 5 mo., 1702, "Thomas Story held a large 
meeting near Newtown, where it is kept once a year and returned in the 
evening to widow Charity Stevenson's at Newtown." Among other pub- 
lished letters of the Friends is one that mentions that Thomas Chalkley 
(a Quaker preacher) held a meeting at the house of widow Charity Steven- 
son's in Newtown, in 1724. The date of her death is not known, but it 
must have occurred shortly afterwards. Edward and Charity Stevenson 
left four children. 





Abigail Stevenson, daug. of Thomas of Newtown, md. Major 
Daniel Whitehead, of Jamaica, born at Newtown in 1646.- Their daughter 
Deborah, born 1675, md. Thomas Hicks of Flushing, and her will, dated 
April 10, 1723, mentions her " cousins, Robert and Phoebe Field." 
19. Sarah Stevenson. 

Thomas and Edward Stevenson both joined the Society of Friends, 
but at what date is not known. Judging from the records of'numerous 
lawsuits between Thomas Stevenson and others up to 1678, since disputes 
at law are so contrary to the faith and practices of the Quakers, it is pre- 
sumed to be after that date. Thomas was chairman of the committee that 
built the first Briends' meeting-house in New York, in 1696, and both he 
and his brother were in the habit of entertaining such noted preachers as 
Samuel Jenings, Thomas Story, and Thomas Chalkley, and of holding 
public meetings at their houses. Of these the most distinguished was Sam- 
uel Jenings, of Cole's Hill, Buckinghamshire, on the borders of Hertford- 
shire, England. He was a member of the London Yearly Meeting, and 
was selected by Penn and sent out to West Jersey in 1680, as its first Gov- 
ernor, and for twenty-eight years thereafter he united in his person ruler, 
legislator, preacher, and missionary. He died at Spring Hill, his resi- 











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dence, near Burlington, in July, 1708 ; his wife was named Ann , and 

they had but three children who lived to grow up. 
i. Sarah, b. probably in England ; 
ii. Anne, b. at Spring Hill, June 25, 1683 ; and, 
hi. Mary, b. August 12, 16S6. The three sisters married the three 
brothers Stevenson. 

4. Thomas Stevenson left Long Island after his brother William. The 
records of Bucks County, Penn., state that on March 16, 1702, "Thomas 
Stevenson, Junior, of Long Island," bought of Thomas Revell, for ^"550, 
1,000 acres of land on the south side of the Neshaming Creek, close to the 
northern border of the present city of Philadelphia. On March 16, 1 702, he 
bought 2,500 acres on the southwest bank of the same stream. On the 
10 d., 2 mo., 1704, Thomas Stevenson passed Friends' meeting at Burling- 
ton, N. J., to marry Sarah, widow of Edward Penington, and eldest daugh- 
ter of Samuel Jenings. Thomas Stevenson lived in Bensalem Township, 
Bucks County, and was one of the largest land owners in the State, holding 
many thousand acres of land both in Pennsylvania and also in New Jersey. 
He was a justice of peace for Bucks County, and represented it in the 
Pennsylvania Assembly from 1710 to 1718. His will is dated November 
8, 1 7 18, and was probated October 9, 1719. The Friends' records state 
that he was buried 21 d., 7 mo., 1719, and his widow Sarah 16 d., 2 mo., 
1 733. Their children were : 

i. Ann, b. 6 d., 12 mo., 1704 ; 

ii. Sarah, b. 1 d., 6 mo., 1 706 ; 

iii. Samuel, b. 25 d., 6 mo., 1708; wife, Elizabeth ; 

iv. Edward ; 

v. Elizabeth ; and, 

vi. Alice, who d. 7 d., 8 mo., 1714. 

5. The Friends' records of Burlington, N. J., state that on 1 d., 1 mo., 
1699, " William Stevenson of Long Island " passed meeting to marry Ann, 
daughter of Samuel Jenings. It is the rule among Friends not to marry 
until after the monthly meeting succeeding the passing, when the ceremony 
usually speedily takes place. For some reason the marriage did not take 
place till the following November. On the 16th day of that month a dou- 
ble wedding took place at Burlington, William Stevenson married Anne 
Jenings and Sarah Jenings married Edward Pennington, Surveyor-general 
of Pennsylvania, and a half-brother of William Penn's first wife. Wrn. Penn, 
who was on his second and last visit to this country, came down from his 
residence, Penn's Manor, and was present at the wedding. The marriage - 
certificate of William and Anne Stevenson is probably still in existence, as 
it was shown to the writer not many years ago. It had on it the signature 
of William Penn in his usual, large, bold chirography. 

William Stevenson does not appear to have taken up his residence in 
New Jersey until his marriage, when he went to live with his father-in-law, 
Samuel Jenings, at Spring Hill, Northampton Township, about three miles 
from Burlington ; here he lived the remainder of his life. His first pur- 
chase of land in the State was made in 1701. The Province of West Jer- 
sey, embracing all that part of the State south of a line drawn from the 
river Delaware through the head waters of the Raritan River to the Atlan- 
tic Ocean, on the northern edge of Burlington County, had been divided 
by the proprietors into one hundred equal parts called " hundreds." The 
deed recites that William Stevenson and Benjamin Field together purchased 

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" one and a half parts of the proprietary division, called fifth lot above 
the Falls of the Delaware (now Trenton) in the new purchase or third 
hundred," being a part of the Indian plantation of Caponickon, of Sarah 
Welch, of Philadelphia, widow of William Welch, late of London, England, 
merchant, which said Welch bought in September, 1681, of the proprietors, 
Edward Byllings, Gawen Laurie, and Nicholas Lucas. This tract of land 
by purchase from Benjamin Field and by will came into the hands of sev- 
eral of the Stevensons from Long Island, and was given the name of Am- 
well Township, the name of the parish in Hertfordshire, from which the 
Stevensons are believed to have emigrated. This township is now in Hun- 
terton County, which was set off from Burlington in 1714. 

On April 15, 1702, William Stevenson bought of his father-in-law, for 
^900, the plantation of Spring Hill, containing 1,014 acres, which lay both 
in Northampton Township, Burlington County, and in the city of Burlington. 
Subsequently he sold (May 4, 1704) to his cousin, John Stevenson, of Long 
Island, son of Edward, 480 acres of this tract. John never lived upon it, 
but it became the home of his brother, Elnathan, who bequeathed it in 
1 748 to his heirs. William Stevenson purchased other large tracts of land 
in New Jersey, but as they have no connection with the genealogical his- 
tory of the family, a notice of them is not germane to this paper. The only 
public office he is known to have held in New Jersey was in 1703, when 
he was elected a member of the first general assembly of New Jersey (East 
and West Jersey having just been united) which met at Perth Amboy, No- 
vember 10th of that year. William Stevenson died at his home in 1724. 
His will is dated April 24, 1724, and was probated June 2, 1724. A muti- 
lation of the Friends' records of Burlington and imperfectly preserved 
family records prevent an accurate account of his family. A census of 
Northampton Township, made under authority of the colonial legislature in 
1709, gives the following as his family : William Stevenson, aet. 33 ; Anne 
Stevenson, aet. 24; Jenings Stevenson, aet. 8; Elizabeth, aet. 5. Servants: 
Francisco, Indian, aet. 36 ; Hylla, Indian, aet. 30 ; Sisco, Indian, aet. 2. A 
weakness of the female sex is illustrated in this census, Anne Stevenson 
recorded her age as 24, whereas according to the Friends' records, she was 
26 years old. The children of William and Anne Stevenson were : 

i. Jenings, born 1701 ; 

ii. William, married Sarah Kimball, April 23, 1740 ; 

iii. Thomas ; 

iv. John, married Elizabeth M'Clure ; marriage license dated May 

12, 1739; 

v. Elisabeth, born 1704; and, 

vi. Ann, married Thomas Lambert, February 5, 1731. 
6. John Stevenson, youngest son of Thomas and Elisabeth, settled in 
Nottingham Township, Burlington County, N. J., close to the present city 
of Trenton, now Mercer County. On 6 d., 3 mo., 1706, he passed meeting 
at Burlington, to marry Mary, youngest daughter of Samuel Jenings. But 
little is known about him. He and his wife Mary, with Thomas and Sarah, 
William and Anne, joint executors of the will of Samuel Jenings, settled up 
the small estate that he left. No record of his death is to be found in New 
Jersey, and it is supposed that he returned to New York, and is the per- 
son referred to in a deed made in 1712, by William Stevenson, of North- 
ampton, to John Stevenson, of Westchester, N. Y., for 2,100 acres (1,000 
being allowed for highways) out of the lot of land in Amwell Township be- 

j 2 2 Thomas Stevenson and his Descendants. [J u ^y» 

fore described. John Stevenson, of Weschester, is noted in the Long Isl- 
and Friends' records as having died 2 d., 3 mo., 1728. There is a tradition 
in the collateral branches of John Stevenson's family, that his wife, Mary, 
died, and that he married a widow by the name of Wood. His children, as 
far as ascertained, were : 

i. Thomas, b. 1707, md. Experience Cheshire; marriage license 
dated September 17, 1733. 

ii. John, md. Martha Walton j marriage license dated April 21,1 739. 

iii. Mary. 

iv. Ann, md. Daniel Doughty, in 1729, and d. July 24, 1742. 

v. Abigail. 

7. Elisabeth Stevenson, died unmarried September 27, 1703. 

8. Daniel Stevenson remained on Long Island and was captain of 
the Newtown military company in 1715, commissioner of highways in 1721, 
and one of the trustees of the school there in 1739. The on ^Y knowledge 
of his family that I have is that his eldest son was named William. 

9. Stephen Stevenson married Jane, daughter of James Clement, of 
Long Island. James Clement's sons removed to West Jersey, and their 
descendants are among the most widely known and influential families 
there. Stephen lived and died in Westchester County, N. Y. His will 
bears date October 16, 1731, and names his children, James, Nathaniel, 
Abigail, who married Benjamin Cornell, in 1742, and Ann. 

10. Nathaniel Stevenson removed to Nottingham Township, N. J., 
and died there childless. His will is dated June 5, 1736, and was probated 
August 30, 1736. As it is remarkable in a genealogical view, some of its 
provisions are worth quoting. He leaves small bequests to " nephew 
John, son of brother John ; " " to brother Daniel ; " " to nephew William, 
son of brother William ; " " to Samuel, eldest son of brother Thomas ; " 
" to nephew William, eldest son of brother Daniel ; " " to Thomas, eldest 
son of brother John ; " "to James, eldest son of brother Stephen;"' "to 
Nathaniel, son of brother Stephen ;" "to Nathaniel Thorn, son of sister 
Anne Thorn ; " " to niece Mary, daughter of brother John." His real estate 
he bequeathed to his wife Mary, and nephew John, son of brother John, 
they to be executors. • 

11. Susannah Stevenson married Thomas Betts ; she died on Long 
Island, January 23, 1723. Their children were: Anne, b. October 14, 
1714 ; Thomas, b. September 1, 1716 ; John, b. July 15, 1718 ; Stephen, b. 
July 16, 1720; Thomas and Susannah, b. December 18, 1722. 

12. Anne Stevenson married Samuel Thorn, son of Joseph and Mar- 
tha, of Flushing. She d. March 19, 1724. Their children were : Joseph, 
b. February 19, 171 7 ; Thomas, b. November 7, 1719 ; Nathaniel, b. No- 
vember 14, 1720, and Samuel, b. August 3, 1723. 

14. John Stevenson, eldest son of Edward and Charity, lived and 
died on Long Island and attended to settling his father's estate. He was 
overseer at Newtown in 1705, and town clerk from 1706 to 1708. He 
made purchases of land in New Jersey. As before mentioned, he bought 
in 1704 of his cousin William nearly one-half of the Jenings plantation in 
Burlington County. On June 7, 1 715, he bought of Richard Allison 118 
acres in Mansfield Township, and on October 27, 1721, he bought of his cou- 
sin William 1,700 acres in Amwell Township. His wife is supposed to have 
been Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel Thomas Willett, of Flushing, and 
Helena Stoothoff. Edward Stevenson, of Eastchester, born 1709, is 

18S2.] Thomas Stevenson and his Descendants. I 23 

thought to have been his son ; he married Gloriana, daughter of William 
Willett, of Westchester, and had Edward, John, Benjamin, William, and 
Frederick P. All that I know particularly about John's family is found in 
the records of surveys in the Surrogate's office at Burlington, under date of 
January 15, 1740, which recites " Whereas James, John, and Benjamin Ste- 
venson, sons of John Steventon, late of Long Island, deceased, hath made 
application to me to have part of a tract of land surveyed, which was for- 
merly surveyed to William Stevenson in the third hundred above the Falls 
of the Delaware, and which the said William conveyed to John Stevenson, 
etc." I do not find that these sons settled in New Jersey. 

15. Elnathan Stevenson. On the 24th day of January, 1704, Charity 
Stevenson makes a deed " to my beloved son, Elnathan Stevenson," for 500 
acres of land above the Falls of the Delaware, ''being one-half of 1,000 
acres which I bought of Benjamin Field." The deed was acknowledged 
before a justice of Queens County, L. I. Elnathan never lived on this tract, 
but held it and bequeathed it to his children. His name appears several 
times upon deeds as a witness prior to 1724, but there is no evidence that 
he left Long Island before the death of his mother. He located in Burling- 
ton City, where he died. His will is dated September 11, 1748, and was 
probated December 11, 1748. He married Sarah Cornel in 1718, and 
their children were : 

i. Thomas, b. June 14, 1719, md. Alice Shinn, March 30, 1740. 
ii. Cornel, b. December 10, 1724, md. Mary Hedger, October 13, 

iii. Elnathan, b. June 24, 1729, md. Mary Riley, October 21, 1756. 
iv. Edward, b. April 3, 1739, mc '- Mary Still well, 
v. Benjamin, b. July 31,1 741, md. Mary Fenimore, March 4, 1 763. 
vi. Sarah, b. November 20, 1721, md. John Hedger.. 
vii. Charity, b. November 21, 1723, md. Win. Pettit, February 14, 

viii. Anne, b. July 11, 1727, md. John Norcross, October 4, 1756. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. October 17, 1733, md. Aaron Carman, April 4, 


16. William Stevenson, third son of Edward and Charity Stevenson, 

better known as "William Stevenson, of Amwell," has been confounded 
with that of the family of his cousin William, who married Anne Jenings, 
being but a few years the senior of their son William. He undoubtedly 
remained in Newtown till after his mother's death, as he was assessor there 
in 1723 and commissioner of highways in 1724. He married Hannah, 
daughter of Thomas and Deborah Hicks, and moved to the Stevenson 
lands in Amwell, N. J. Robert Field, of Newtown, in his will dated Octo- 
ber 10, 1734, mentions William Stevenson, of Amwell, his wife Hannah, and 
their sons, Robert and Edward, and appoints his " cousin William Steven- 
son " one of the executors. William Stevenson's will is dated August 26, 
1767, and was probated April 12, 1768. His children were as follows: 

i. Robert, b. October 17, 1722, md. September 5, 1770, Hannah 
Hicks, b. June 15, 1733. He went to the West Indies and was 
engaged in the sugar business with his brother Cornelius ; on 
his return he settled in Philadelphia, where he d. s. p. m. April 
19, 1796. 
ii. Edward, who left a son William, 
iii. William, died single; will dated February 9, 1760. 

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iv. John, b. March 28, 1728, md. June 17, 1754, Elizabeth Throck- 
morton, and d. February 20, 1775. 

v. Deborah, md. Pugsley, of Pelham Manor. 

vi. Charity, b. 1732, md. Anthony Bartow, of Westchester, N. Y. 

vii. Thomas, md. Euphemia Alsop, lived at Eastchester, where he 
died and was buried. 

viii. Susannah, md. William Kennedy, who after the Revolution 
went to Nova Scotia. 

ix. Phcebe, md., in 1768, Captain Israel Honeywell, no issue. 
Phoebe is mentioned in the will of Robert Field's wife, after 
whom she was probably named. 

x. Mary, who lived with her brother Robert in Philadelphia, died 

xi. Sarah, md. John Stillwell, of Amboy. 
,^xii. Augustine, b. April 22. 1744, md. Caroline, daughter of Sam- 
uel Willett, in 1770, and d. at Amwell, January 3, 1794. 

xiii. Cornelius, settled in New York, will dated Aug. 7, 1801, and 
probated 1804. He md. Mrs. Susan Murgatroyd, whose 
daughter married Garret Storm 
17. Charity Stevenson, md. Thomas Willett, January, 1705. 

Haddonfield, Camden County, N. J., May 3, 18S2. 


By Frank F. Starr and John V. L. Pruyn, Jr. 

1. Edward Turner seems to have been the first of this branch of the 
Turner family to come to America.* His antecedents are as yet unknown. 
According to Savage, he married, October 25, 1656, O. S., Mary, daughter 
of Richard Sanford, of Boston, whose house lot was on the square lying 
north of the present Cambridge Street, and contained about one acre. He 
went to Milford, Conn., where his first three children were baptized. He 
was an elder of the church, and his wife was admitted to church-mem- 
bership February 16, 1662. From the records of the General Court at 
Milford, we gather the following: Sept. 15, 1658. ''Item. Goodm" 
Turner hath the grant of land near his shop for to build on, and make 
a garden, so much as may be spared and not annoy the cart wayes and 
the Court appoynted John Lane and Thomas Samford to judge of the 

* From researches made by Dr. T. Larkin Turner, of Boston, it appears that there were over fourteen 
immigrants of the name of Turner. He is a descendant of Humphrey Turner, and a recognized authority 
on matters of genealogy, etc., pertaining to his branch of the Turner family. 

1882.] Turner Family in America. \ 2 c 

Sep r 9, 1659. "Edward Turner hath one acre of land given to him, in 
the mill neck upon condition that he watcheth for it, and that it be laid 
out in order so that it doth not hinder any other lots." 

Feb. 7, 1660. " Edward Turner hath liberty granted him to take up the 
remainder of that poynt of woodland that is in the Northeast end of En- 
signes lott, on the other side Calves pond meadow." 

From Milford Edward Turner went to Middletown, where he was an 
inhabitant in 1666, and remained there until his death. His gravestone, 
which was preserved until about 187 1 in the Riverside Cemetery, bore the 
following inscription : 

" Here lieth the body of Mr. Edward Turner Sen r , who died April the 4, 
1 717, in the 84 year of his age." 

His will was made January 17, 1716-17, and probated June 4, 1717. 

The original may be found at the Probate Court in Hartford. It men- 
tions sons Richard and John, son Stephen " if he ever come to demand 
it," "grandson Stephen," and "Abigail sister to the said Stephen," they 
" being the children of my son Edward Turner deceased ; " " Mary," " wife 
of Ebenezar Eaglestone daughter," " of my daughter Mercy deceased ;" 
" Thomas and Abigail Millar the children and only heirs of my daughter 
Elizabeth deceased ; " " Mary my daughter now the wife of Samuel Bow ;" 
" daughter Hannah now the wife of John Runny." 

Edward Turner had issue : 

2. Mercv, born at Milford, and baptized there Feb. 23, 1662 ; 

married , and had Mary, who m. Ebenezer Eaglestone. 

3. Edward, m. Sarah Hall. 

4. Mary, m. Samuel Bow. There is some confusion in the 

record, and I think it likely that she was the second Mary, the 
first having died when only a few months old. (P.) 

5. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Millar. 

6. John, m. Susannah Merrells. 

7. Stephen, b. Nov. 27, 167 1 ; no further trace. 

8. Abigail, b. Sept. 10, 1673 ; no further trace. 

9. Hannah, m. John Rannev. 
10. Richard, b. March 4, 1678-9. 

3. Edward Turner, bp. at Milford Sept. 4, 1664 ; son of (1) Edward 
Turner and Mary Sanford ; married Sarah Hall ; b. May 16, 1664 ; d. 
Dec. 16, 1726; widow of John Blake, and daughter of Richard and Mary 

He evidently died at Guilford, Conn., as appears from the New Haven 
Probate Records : 

" Gilford, November 28, 1698. An inventory of all that estate we can 
find in Gilford of Edward Turner, of Middletown, late deceased in Gilford. 
Presented by Edward Lee. Wearing cloths, inkhorne, a small book, 
£2 10s. ood., Joyners tools at £02 17s. ood." There is, however, 
no grave-stone in existence at Guilford which bears his name. He left 
issue : 

11. Abigail, m. Jeremiah Learning. 

12. Stephen, b. Aug. 26, 1697. 

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4. Samuel Bow, d. Jan. 15, 1741-2, m. May 9, 1683, (4) Mary Turner, 
born probably Nov. 5, 1665 ; d. April 25, 1747 ; dau. of (1) Edward Tur- 
ner and Mary Sanford. He had issue : 

13. Sarah, b. May 27, 1683-4; died young. 

14. Samuel, b. June 15, 1685. 

15. Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1687-8. 

16. Alexander, ) T . j b. Oct. 25, 1692 ; d. young. 

17. Edward, \ wins " ( b. Oct. 25, 1692. 

18. Sarah, b. Oct., 1695. 

19. Thankful, b. Oct. 23, 1698. 

20. Alexander, b. Jan. 20, 1701. 

21. Jerusha, b. March 31, 1705-6. 

5. Thomas Miller, b. May 6, 1666; d. Sept. 24, 1727; son of 
Thomas Miller and Mary Nettleton ; m. March 28, 16S8, (5) Elizabeth 
Turner ; b. Dec. 14, 1668 ; d. Feb. 9, 1695 ; dau. of (1) Edward Turner 
and Mary Sanford. He had issue: 

22. Thomas, b. Aug. 30, 1692. 

23. Abigail, b. Sept. 10, 1694. 

Thomas Miller m. secondly, Dec. 25, 1696, Mary Rowell, and had 
seven other children. 


6. John Turner, of Hartford, Conn., b. Aug. 8, 1669; son of (1) 
Edward Turner and Mary Sanford, married Susannah Merrells, dau. of 
John and Sarah Merrells, or Merrills, of Hartford. He had issue : 

24. Mary, bp. June 28, 1695. 

25. Abigail, bp.. Oct. 27, 1695 ; d. young. 

26. Abigail, bp. April 18, 1697. 

27. Susanna, bp. Dec. 10, 1699. 

28. John, m. Abigail Richards. 

29. Sarah, bp. Dec. 9, 1705 ; d. young. 

30. Caleb, bp. May 4, 1707 ; d. young. 

31. Caleb, b. March 15, 1707-8. 

32. Sarah, b. Aug. 18, 17 10. 

2S- Stephen, bp. May 10, 17 13 ; d. young. 

34. Ann, bp. May 29, 1715. 

35. Stephen, ) T , j bp. Feb. 2, 1718. 
3 6 : Sibil, \ lvvins - } bp. Feb. 23, 1718. 
37. Elizabeth, bp. March 11, 1721. 

9. John Ranney, m. Dec. 28, 1693, (9) Hannah Turner, b. June 20, 
1675 ; dau. of (1) Edward Turner and Mary Sanford; and had issue : 
38. Mercy, b. Dec. 28, 1695. 

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39. Hannah, b. June 1, 1699. 

40. John, b. Sept. 12, 1700; died young. 

41. John, b. Oct. 1, 1703. 

42. Richard, b. Feb. 18, 1705-6. 

43. Deborah, b. Aug. 24, 1708. 

44. Jeremiah, b. Jan. 25, 1713-14. 

45. Samuel, b. Aug. 12, 17 15. 

11. Jeremiah Leaming, of Durham, Conn, (which is six miles below 
Middletown, on the New Haven Turnpike) married July 4, 171 6, (11) 
Abigail Turner, b. Oct. 11, 1694; dau. of (3) Edward Turner and Sarah 
Hall. They had an only son : 

46. Jeremiah, who was baptized May 12, 171 7, by the Rev. Na- 
thaniel Chauncey, and graduated at Yale College in 1745. He 
studied theology and soon after became an Episcopalian, and 
was a lay reader at Norwalk in 1746. From thence he re- 
moved to Newport, R. I., when the Churchmen at that place 
sent him at their own expense to England to be ordained, 
that he might officiate as assistant clergyman for them. He 
returned in September, 1747, bringing certificates from the 
Bishop of London that he had been duly admitted to Holy 
Orders, both as deacon and as priest. He immediately en- 
tered upon the duties of his office, and remained in Newport 
eight years. In 1756 he returned to Norwalk, where he re- 
mained for twenty-one years, when the place was burned by the 
British under Governor Tryon. Then, he says, " his church 
and a great part of his parish were laid in ashes, and he lost 
everything he had, his furniture, books and papers, and even 
his clothing, except what he had on." He estimated his loss at 
twelve or thirteen hundred pounds sterling, which induced him 
to go to New York to procure, if possible, some restitution. 

In March, 1783, a majority of the clergy met at the house 
of the Rev. John Rutgers Marshall, of Woodbury, and made 
choice of two persons to go to England to be consecrated as 
bishops if possible. 

The choice fell upon Rev. Jeremiah Leaming and Rev. 
Samuel Seabury. 

The secretary of the clergy was sent to New York to confer 
with the clergy there and request their concurrence. 

" Rev. Jeremiah Leaming, to whom the appointment was 
first offered, shrank at his time of life, and with his infirmities, 
from undertaking responsibilities and burdens so great." 

Residing in New Haven until the close of his life, he con- 
tinued to attend the conventions of the Church. He is buried 
in the old church yard, where his monument bears the follow- 
ing inscription : 
" Here rests the body of Rev. Jeremiah Leaming, D.D., long a faithful 
minister of the Gospel in the Episcopal Church. Well instructed in his 
holy office, unremitting in his labors, charitable, patient, and of primitive 

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meekness. His public discourses forcibly enunciated the faith illustrated 
by his practice. He departed hence Sept. 75, 1804. 

"An. setat. 87." 


28. John Turner, of Hartford, b. Aug. 5, 1703, son of (6) John 
Turner and Susannah Merrells ; m. at Hartford, Aug. 26, 1726, Abigail 
Richards, and had issue : 

47. John, bp. July 16, 1727. 

48. Daniel, bp. Jan. 5, 1728. 

49. Samuel, bp. Nov. 22, 1730. 

50. Jedediah, m. firstly, ; secondly, Rachel Thompson ; 

thirdly, Hannah Webster ; fourthly, Asenath Marchant. 

51. David, bp. May 11, 1735. 

52. Mary, bp. Jan. 20, 1739. 

53. Abigail, bp. April 25, 1742. 


50. Jedediah Turner, b. May 27, 1733, son of (28) John Turner and 
Abigail Richards, was admitted to church membership in Canaan, Litch- 
field County, Conn., December 12, 1756, and from thence was dismissed, 
in 1760, to the church in Norfolk, an adjoining town. Boyce's " History 
of Norfolk " states that the first death in that town was " the wife of Jeda- 
diah Turner," in 1758. Who she was, or where she was married, is un- 

Jedediah Turner m. secondly, April 5, 1760, Rachel Thompson, b. 
Dec. 22, 1737 ; d. Oct. 17, 1771 ; dau. of Caleb Thompson and Rebekah 
Hickox, of Waterbury, Conn. He seems at this time to have lived at 
Waterbury, where, by this marriage, he had issue : 

54. William, b. April 6, 1761. 

55. Thomas, m. Sarah Ketchum. 

56. Asa, b. June 14, 1765. 

57. Ruth Perce, b. July 11, 1767. 

58. Rachel, b. Nov. 6, 1769. 

59. Mary, b. July 18, 177 1. 

Jedediah Turner m. thirdly, April 1, 1772, Hannah Webster, their first 
and perhaps only child being : 

60. Jediah or Jedediah Thompson, b. April 5, 1773. 

In 1783 Jedediah Turner was living in Watertown, which, however, 
was organized as a town only in 1780. Previous to that time it had formed 
a part of Waterbury. In 18 10 he was living at Schaghticoke, N. Y., for 
we find in the " Watertown Land Records," vol. ix., page 437, April 21, 
1810, that "Jedediah Turner and Asenath Turner his (fourth) wife of 
Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co. N. Y., convey to Thomas Fenn Jr. of Wa- 
tertown all land left by Thomas Marchant deceased to said Asenath now 
the wife of said Jedadiah." 

He subsequently removed to Franklin, Delaware County, N. Y., where 
he died, Nov. 19, 1819, in his 87th year. The family Bible says 89 years, 
but this is evidently an error. 

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55. Thomas Turner, b. either Nov. 28 or Dec. 6, 1762, at Water- 
town, Conn.; d. at Batestown, now in Troy, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1833 ; son 
of (50) Jedediah Turner and Rachel Thompson ; married at Lansing- 
burgh, N. Y., Jan., 1734. Sarah Ketchum, b. Dec. 6, 1764 ; d. March 24, 
1835 ; dau. of Samuel and Deborah Ketchum or Ketcham. He had 
issue nine children, in somewhat the following order : 

61. Mary, m. Rufus Fisher. 

62. Elizabeth, m. Dec. 16, 1809, Horace Moulton, and had two 

daughters, one Mrs. James Dougrey, still living at Lansing- 
burgh ; the other Mrs. J. J. Gillespie, of Troy, some time 

63. Thomas, m. Mary Ruggles Weld. 

64. Sarah, d. Aug. 14, 1863 ; in. Nov. 19, l8i6, Derrick I. Van- 
derheyden — no children. 

65. Samuel, m. Oct., 1823, Sally Brookens. He went to Illinois, 

settling near Canton, and left a large family. 

66. William Turner, m. Oct. 9. 1829, Julia A. Smith. He was 
lost at sea. 

67. Julia Ann, m. Sept. 13, 1823, L. H. Tupper — no children. 

68. Horace, m. May 26, 1827, Anne Jane Higgins. He went to 
Illinois, settling near Canton, and left a large family. 

69. Charles Henry, m. Oct. 17, 1829, Elizabeth Winne. He 
has a daughter married to F. S. Smith, of Oswego, N. Y. 

63. Thomas Turner, Jr., merchant, b. Feb. 28, 1795, at Lansing- 
burgh, N. Y.; d. April 6, 1842, at LUossburgh, Pa.; son of (55) Thomas 
Turner and Sarah Ketchum; m. Aug. 27, 1816, Mary Ruggles Weld, b. 
at Walpole, N. H., Sept. 16, 1795 ; d. at Albany, N. Y., May 19, 1862 ; 
dau. of Joseph Weld and Lois Baker, of Troy, N. Y. 

[Joseph Weld, the father of Mrs. Turner, was a lineal descendant of 
the Rev. Thomas Weld, who emigrated from England in 1632, and became 
pastor of the First Congregational Church in Roxbury, Mass. Thomas 
Weld's brother Joseph was also an ancestor of Mrs. Turner's father, by a 
marriage in 1757 between two of the then somewhat remotely related 
descendants of the two brothers. 

Thomas Weld was sent to England with Hugh Peters, in 1641, as an 
agent of the Colony, and died there, it is believed, in 1662. These Welds 
are a branch of the Welds settled in Dorsetshire and Wiltshire, and whose 
principal seat is Lulworth Castle, in Dorsetshire. 

Lois Baker, the mother of Mrs. Turner, was a lineal descendant of Sir 
John Baker, of Sissinghurst, Kent, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas 
Dingley, and who is said to have been during the reign of Henry VIII. 
Recorder of London. His son, Sir Richard, m. firstly, Katharine Terrell; 
their son, Sir Thomas of Whittingham, Suffolk, m. firstly, Constance Kings- 
mill ; secondly, Alice Lemon, who subsequently m. Charles Goring, Earl 
of Norwich. Sir Thomas Baker's two sons (probably by Alice Lemon), 
Richard and Thomas, are said to have been the American immigrants of 

I -?o Turner Fa?nily in America. [J u tyj 

this family, coming to New England in 1638. Thomas, who settled at Rox- 
bury, was a very intimate friend of Rev. John Eliot, the Apostle to the 
Indians. His son John, b. 1644; d. 1732, had a son Thomas, whose 
son John, born Dec. 17, 1705, married Abigail Colburn ; and their son 
John, b. 1735, was the father of Lois Baker, b. 1762, mentioned above. 
(For the Baker genealogy I am indebted to Guy Ellis Baker, Esq., of 

Thomas Turner, Jr., was an officer in the War of 1812. On Feb. 20, 
1815, he was appointed by President Madison second lieutenant in the 
Twenty- ninth regiment of infantry of the United States, " to rank as such 
from the first day of May, eighteen hundred and fourteen." He served 
principally on Lake Champlain with the Northern Army, under Gen. Wil- 
kinson. On March 4, 181 7, he was appointed by Lieut. Gov. JohnTayler, 
a lieutenant of light infantry in the 155 th regiment of the State of New 
York, and later in the same year aid-de-camp to Brig. -Gen. Gilbert Eddy, 
of the Eighth N. Y. brigade. 

On April 24, 1818, he was appointed by Governor De Witt Clinton a 
captain in the 155th regiment, to rank from Aug. 23, 1817; and on May 
27, 1 8 18, aid-de-camp to Brig. -Gen. Caleb Carr, of the Eighth N. Y. 
brigade. On March 27, 18 19, he was appointed aid-de-camp by Governor 
Clinton, Major-General of the Ninth division of the infantry of the 
State of New York. On June 3, 1820, he was appointed by Gov. Clinton 
Major in the 155 th regiment, but was removed for "political reasons" on 
March 17, 182 1. Thomas Turner, Jr., left issue: 

70. Sarah Lois, b. Feb. 27 1818; d. Aug. 4, 1838; m. Feb. 26, 

!835, Watts Sherman, and had two children, both of whom died 

71. Thomas, b. March 5, 1820; U. S. Consul to Bahia, where he 
died Dec. 2, 1849. 

72. Harriet Corning,* b. Jan. 18, 1822; d. March 22, 1859; m - 

Oct. 22, 1840, John V. L. Pruyn, and had five children. 

73. Horace Weld, b. at Troy, N. Y., March 26, 1825; m. firstly, 
March 31, 1852, Emily Kempshall Peck; b. May, 1827; d. 
Nov. it, 1856; dau. of Everard Peck and Chloe Porter, of 
Rochester, N. Y., and had issue (a) Thomas, b. June 21, 
1853; d. Aug. 30, 1873. Mr. Turner m. secondly, at De- 
troit, Mich., March 1, i860, Catharine Owen, b. April 11, 
1840; dau. of John Owen and Eliza Ann Cook; and has 
issue (b) Mary Eliza, b. March 30, 1862 ; (c) Jane Owen, b. 
Nov. 30, 1872. He resides at Detroit. 

74. Mary, b. July 17, 1827; now Mrs. Pomeroy. 

75. Erastus Corning, b. Dec. 3, 1831; d. Jan. 12, 1833. 

76. Emma Rathbone, b. Aug. 21, 183401- 5; d. Dec. 4, 1866 ; m. 
April 21, 1857, Robert Lenox Banks, b. March 6, 1828, and 
had issue (a) Robert Lenox, b. June 27, 1864; (b) Erastus 
Corning, b. Dec. 4 1866; d. Aug. io, 1868. 

77. Joseph Weld, b. May 17, 1839; d. Feb. 20, 1858. 

* Mrs. Turner's sister, Harriet Weld, married Erastus Corning. This will account for several of the 
names of Mrs. Turner's children. A niece m. Joel Rathbone, and hence that name. 

>2.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XIII., p. 70, of The Record.) 


Claes Gerritszen. 
Johannes ) Van R o 1 1 e - 
Tryntie j gom. 

Johannes Hardenbroeck, 
Anneken Silly. 

[Dec, 1693.] 



den 31 diet. 

Tobias Stoutenburg, 
Anna Van Rolle- 



Marcus Lafort, Hes- 
ter Richards. 



Bernhardus Harden- 
broeck, Elisabeth 



Abraham Jansen, 
Geertie Everts. 



Jean LaMontus, He- 
lena Fel. 




Den 7 Jan. 

Leendezt de Graeu, 
Gerritje Quick. 


den 14 diet. 

Cap' Joh. de Peyster, 
Anna Banckers. 



Willem Pearson, 
Grietje Kiersen. 


den 18 diet. 

Cornelis Joosten, 
Catharina de 


den 21 dicto. 

Andries Greveur', 
Anna Van Brug. 


den 28 dicto. 

Abraham de Lanoy. 
Cornelia Toll. 

, Cornelia. 


Fredrick Thomaszen, 
Catharina Hobbe. 



Samuel Waldron, 



Niefje Bloedtgoet. 


Cornelis Van Vorst. 
Fytie ,Gerrits. 

, Annetje. 

den 31 dicto. 

Johannes Kip, Cath- 
arina Kierstede. 



Jonanthan Richt. 
Wyntje Simons. 

, Elisabeth. 


Caspar Springsteen, 
Wyntje Jurcx. 

, Melle. 


M r Samuel Staets, Jo 
hanna Reyniers. 

- Johanna. 

den 4 Feb. 

Corn. Jacobsz. Ver 

- Margareta. 

duyn, Sara Van 



Laurens Wesselszen, Jan- 
netje Claes. 

M r Philip French, en Ma- 
ry Berry. 

Theunis Quick, Marritie 

DeH r Major Abr. de 
Peyster, Evert Banck- 
ers, Catharina de 

Claes Van Heyningen, 
Anna Daniels. 

Cornelis de Hardt, An- 
netje de Hardt. 

Henricus Selyns, Predic', 
Isaacq de Riemer, Ma- 
ria Van Brug. 

Jan Sprat, Sytie Duickinz. 

Gerbrandt Claeszen, Jan- 

netje Thomas. 
Barent Waldron, Elisa- 
beth Jans. 
Jan Adriaenszen Sip, 

Catharina Gerrits. 
Willem Teller, Junior, 

Rachel Kierstede. 
Jeuriaen Bosch, Anna 

Maria Bosch. 
Laurens Wesselszen, 

Aeltje Jans. 
Cap' Gerard Douw, Ale- 

gonda Van Hertsber- 

Gerrit Vile, Elisabeth Van 


I 7 2 Records of the Refo7'7ned Dutch Church in New York. 



Eodem. Pieter Meyer, Baetje Johannes. 

Eodem. Leendert de Kleyn, Johannes. 

Magdalena Wol- 

den 7 diet Jacobus Van der Spie- 
gel, Anna Sanders. 

Eodem. Jacobus Goulet, Jan- 

netje Cousart. 

den ii diet. Gerrit Borgers, Sara 

den 14 diet. Gabriel Thomaszen, 
Jannetje Dircx. 

Eodem. Isaacq de Eoreest, 

Elisabeth Van d r 

Eodem. David Provoost, Ju- 

nior, Helena By- 

den 21 diet. Egbert Heerman, 
Aefje Lucas. 

Eodem. Jacobus Van Cortlant, 

Eva Eredricx. 

den 25 diet. Johannes Harden- 
broeck, Sara Van 

Eodem. Pieter Van Tilburg, 

Lysbeth Van 
[486] Hoogten. 

den 2 Mart. GeertruytMeynderts, 

den4dicto. Claes Arentsz, Tofirs, 
Jacomyntie Van 

den 7 dicto. Theunis Tibout, Ma- 
ria Van de Water. 

Eodem. Albertus Van de Wa- 

ter, Petronella 

Eodem. Willem Willemszen, 

Maria Salomons. 

den n dicto. Michiel Dircxen. Jan- 
netje DuMont. 

Eodem. Willem Hellaken, Hendrick. 

Tryntie Boelen. 
Eodem. Barent Hyben, Sara Geertruyt. 

den 16 dicto. Jacobus Colve, Jen- Jenneken. 

neken Springsteen, 
den 21 diet. Albertus Ringo, Jan- Jannetje. 

netje Stoutens. 


Aert Elbertszen,Vrouwtje 

Jacob Baelen, Sytie Duyc- 



Isaacq de Foreest, Sara 



Pieter Jacobszen, Jan- 

netje Van Zanen. 


Joris Martenszen, Annetje 



Aert Elbertszen, Mayken 



John Croeck, Maria Van 

der Spiegel. 


David Provoost, Senior, 

Anna Byvanck. 


Barent Bosch, Anna Van 



Fredrick Philipszen, Ca- 

tharina Van Cortlant. 


Jacobus Van Laer, Cath- 

arina Van Laer. 


Balthazar Bayard, Jan- 

netje Van Hoogten. 


Tryntie Meynderts. 


Helmich Roelofszen, Ca- 

talyntie Westerhout. 


Albertus Van de Water, 

Jacomyntie Tibouts. 


Johannes Van de Water, 

Margareta Cloppers. 


Salomon Pieters, Marritje 



Dirck Thenniszen, Wal- 

dran DuMont, Marga- 

riet Coddering. 
Boelen Roelofszen, Aefje 

ten Eyck. 
Leendert Lievens, Maria 

Simon Haecx, Sara Ha- 


Neelte } St0 " teilMr S- 


den i Apr. 

den 4 diet, 
den 8 dicto. 
den 9 dicto. 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 



Nicolaes Rosenvelt, Rachel. 

Hilletje Koust. 
GerritBras, Catharina Geertie. 

Gerrit Van Hoorn, Cornelis. 

Elsje Provoost. 

Willem Nazareth, He- Marritje. 

lena Brouwer. 
Benjamin Provoost, Elsje. 

Elsje Provoost. 
Andries Breedstede, Andries. 

Anna Van Borsum. 

den 15 dicto. Pieter Bockeljon, Annetje. 

Helena Winter., 
Eodem. Vincent de LaMon- Apollonia. 

tague, Adriaentie 

den 18 diet. Leendert Cool, Mar- Cornelis. 

[487] ritje Delia, 

den 22 dicto. Clement Elswaerts, Elisabeth. 

Anna Maria En- 
Eodem. Thomas Haes, Mar- Thomas. 

gareta Bant. 
Eodem. Andries Marschalck, Andries. 

Elisabeth Van Gel- 

den 6 May. Dirck Potter, Catha- Catharina. 

rina Rhee. 

den 9 dicto. Robbert Rory, Wyn- Anna, 

tie Scheppels. 
Eodem. John Prickmoor, An- Elisabeth. 

den 13 diet. Salomon Boogh, An- Benjamin. 

na Bratt. 
Eodem. W e s s e 1 Evertszen, Evert. 

Susanna Thienho- 

Eodem. Gerrit Wouters, Mag- Elsje. 

dalena Provoost. 
Eodem. Cornelis Bogardus, Jenneken. 

Rachel de Wit. 
den 1 7 diet. Wessel Pieters, Jaco- Josyntie. 

my n tie Van Cou- 

Eodem. Floris Crom, Helena Dirck. 


* No witness but the mother. 


Abraham Santvoort, Re- 
becca Goderus. 

Johannes Hardenbroeck, 
Sara Hardenbroeck. 

David Provoost, Junior, 
Anna Maria Van 

V o 1 c k e r t Hendricxen, 
Marritie Van Tilbilrg. 

Gerrit Wouterszen, Mag- 
dalena Provoost. 

Jan Focken Hermans, 
Maria Breedstede, Ju- 

Conradus Van der Beeck, 
Grietje Bockeljoen. 

Willem Pearson, Apollo- 
nia Eckens. 

Leendert Cool, Gerritje 

Willem Elswaerts, Heylt- 

je Slot. 

Richard Patechal, Marrit- 
je Bant. 

Coin 1 Abraham de Peys- 
ter, Cornelia de Peys- 

Coin 1 Abraham de Peys- 
ter, Margareta Lodo- 

Susanna Thomas. 

geen getuygen, dan de 

Barent, Jacob en Anna 

Brat. Geesje Lievens. 
Lucas Thienhoven, Jan- 

netje Everts. 




Isaacq de Peyster, Maria 

Van Balen. 
Jacob Van Couwenhoven, 

Josyntie Thomas. 

H e n d r i c k Willemszen, 
Maria Adriaens. 

1 34 Records of the Reforrtied Dutch Church in New York. [July* 


den 20 diet. Jan Peddenck, Anna Jan. 

Eodem. Evert Carsseboom, Evert. 

Patientie Johns, 
den 27 dicto. Joris Andrieszen, Eli- Joris. 

sabeth Jans. 
Eodem. Richard Ashfield, Maria. 

Maria Wessels. 
den 28 dicto. DeH'Stephanus Van Elisabeth. 

Cortlant, Geer- 

truyt Schuyler. 

den 10 Jun. Antlries Thomson, Elisabeth. 

Maria Breedstede. 
den 13 dicto. Willem Horns, Elisa- Judith. 

beth Claes. 
den 1 7 dicto. Jan Douw, Catharina Maria. 

Eodem. Gysbert Van Ims- Marritje. 

burg, Jannetje Met- 

den 1 Jul. Benjamin Blagge, Ju- Maria. 

dith Etsal. 
den 11 dicto. Jan Rix, Catharina Rachel. 

de Boog. 
den 15 dicto. Simon Francen, Hes- Dirck. 

ter Pluvier. 
Eodem. Jeremias Tothil, Jen- Hillegond. 

neken de Key. 
den 18 diet. Cornelis Dyckman, Geertie. 

Jannetje Dircks. 
Eodem. Benjamin Narwood, Miljora. 

Cornelia van 

den 22 diet. Pieter Willemsz. Ro- Johannes. 

men, Hester Van 

Eodem. Jan VVesselszen, Fran- Wessel. 

cina Stultheen. 
den 29 d. HenricusGrevenraet, Isaacq. 

Sara Sanders. 
Eodem. Zach arias Zickels, Johannes. 

Maria Jans, 
der 1 Aug. Jacob Teller, Chris- Anna Mar- 
tina Wessels. gareta. 
Eodem. Coin 1 Abr. de Peys- Elisabeth. 

ter, Catharina de 



Jan Pietersz. Slot, en Syn 

Jan Pieterszen Slot, Mar- 
ritje Karsenboom. 

Jacob Van Sauen, Elisa- 
beth Berry. 

Jacob Teller, Aeltje Wes- 

M r Chudley Broeck, Cos- 
tuymm r . Mevrouw, 
Elisabeth Fletcher, h. 
v. de H r Gouverneur 

Andries Breedstede, Els- 
je ten Broeck. 

Johannes Elsvvaert Heylt- 
je Pieters. 

Johannes de Peyster, An- 
na Banckers. 

Johannes Van Imsburg, 
Jan Peeck, Elisabeth 

Jacobus Ver Plancken, 
Margareta Schuyler. 

Jacob Salomons, Aefje 

Johannes Pluvier, Urselt- 
je Schepmoes. 

Jacobus de Key, Helena 
Van Brug. 

Cornelis Vile, Catharina 

Richard Narwood, Geesje 
Van Cleeft. 

Hermanus Van Gelder, 
Tanneken Montenack. 

Johannes Tiboilt, Jannet- 
je Claes. 
Jacobus Van der Spiegel, 
Mayken Herperdmgs. 
Johannes Brevoort, Ma- 
ria Romen. 
Willem Teller, Senior, 

Maria Wessels. 

M r Chudley Broeck, Cos- 

tuym r , Mev r Elisabeth 

Fletcher, huysv. v. 

de H r Gouverneur 


1882.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. nc 

den 8 diet. 


den 19 dicto. 




den 31 dicto, 
den 2 Sept. 
den 5 dicto. 
den 9 dicto. 
den 16 dicto 
den 19 dicto, 
den 23 dicto. 


[49o] . 
den 26 diet. 

den 30 dicto. 



Joris Martenszen, An- 
na Schouten. 

Hendrick Kermer, 
Anna Thomas. 

Samuel Ver Plancken, 
Adriaentje Bayards. 

Alexander Lamb, Eli- 
sabeth Conincx. 

Mattheus Claerckson, 
Gatharina V. 

Henricus de Foreest, 
Femmetje Flaes- 

Isaacq de Mill, Sara 

Theunis Cornelissen, 
Annetje Claes. 

John Finis, Sara 

Andries Groice, Jan- 
netje Francen. 

Arent Harmensz, Eva 
Lubber ts. 

Henry Kunmel,Tryn- 
tie Backers. 

David Nathaniels, An- 
na Stratemaecker. 

Juriaen Briest, Agniet- 
je Barents. 

Dirck de Groeft, Ari- 
aentje Kierstede. 

Otto Van Thuyl, 
Grietje Fluyt. 

Johannes Van Vorst, 
Annetje Hercx. 

Claes Gerritszen, Ma- 
ria V. Rollegom. 

Leendert Liewens, 
Elisabeth Hardens. 

Pieter Jacobsz., Re- 
becca Jans. 

W i 1 1 e m Hendricx, 
Magdalena Brouw- 

Heyman Koningk, 
Marritje Andries. 

Jacobus Isaacxen, 
Catharina Borgers. 

Willem Waldron, En- 
geltje Stoutens. 


Johannes. Samuel Berry, Helena 

Jacobus. Jacob Kermer, Grietje 

Henrica. Balthasar Bayard, Marrit- 
je Loockermans. 

Jannetje. Jacob Coninck, Elisabeth 

David. Charles Lodowyck, Mar- 

gareta Meynards. 


r,, (-de Foreest. 

Susanna J 


Isaacq Vredenburg, Sara 



Jan Herperding, May ken 



Leendert Liewits, Elias 



Pieter Van Tilbiirg, Lys- 

beth Van Hcogten. 


Otto Van Thuyl, Jannetje 



Pieter Van Tilburg, Hen- 

drickje Wessels. 


Arent Fredricxen, Anna 



Johannes Tvvisthout, Su- 

sanna Barents. 


Adolph Van der Groeft, 

Jannetje Loockermans. 


Aert Van Pelt, Geertruyt 

Van Thuyl. 


Isaacq Bresier, Beatrix 



Jacobus Van Rollegom, 

Grietie Van der Grist. 


Thomas Liewens, Sara 



Jan Hanszen, Reymerig 

Van der Burg. 


Barent Van Tilburg, He- 

lena Swaen. 


Huybert Andrieszen, Ger- 

bertje Conincks. 


Gerrit Borger, Jannetje 



Evert Byvanck, Wyntie 


I ■26 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 


den 7 Oct. Jacobus Morice, Cor- Jacobus. 

nelia Roos. 
Eoclem. Rip Van Dam, Sara Rip. 

Van d r Spiegel. 
Eodem. Cap* Anthony Brock- Anthony, 

holt, Susanna 
den 10 diet. Abraham Remsz., Rem. 

Annetje Aertsen. 
den 14 diet. Jan Van Loon, Ma- Nicolaes. 

ria Alberts, 
den 21 d. Jacob Van Giesen, Neeltje. 

Ruthje Pliivier. 
Eodem. Isaacq Stoutenburg, Gysbert. 

Neeltje tJyttenbo- 
Eodem. Jacques Fonteyn, An- Johannes. 

neken Webbers. 
den 24 d. Jacobus Kierstede, Maria. 

Anna Hiillems. 
Eodem. Cornelis Michielsz., Michiel. 

Metje Dircx. 
Eodem. Mangel Jansz. Rol, Catharina. 

Anna Hendricx. 
den 28 d. Paulus Janszen, An- Annetie. 

[491] na Roos. 

Eodem. Isaacq Van Vleck, Catharina. 

Catalyntje de Lan- 
den 31 diet. Laurens Thomassen, Barent. 

Catharina Lievves. 
den 4 Nov. Jacobus Van Dyck, Dirck. 
Magdalena Corne- 
Eodem. Jacob Phcenix, Anna Jacobus. 

Van Vleck. 
Eodem. Barent Bosch, Diever- Janneken. 

tie V. Heyningen. 
Eodem. Thomas Fransz., Jan. 

Tryntie Breestede. 
den 7 diet. Thomas Winne, The- Rachel. 

untje Goes, 
den 14 d. Pieter Prae, Maria Anna. 

den 18 diet. John Croeck, Geer- Robbert. 

truyd de Haes. 
den 25 d. Marten Beeckman, Susanna. 

Neeltje Slingerlant. 
Eodem. Daniel Veenvos, Rebecca. 

Christina Van d r 


Johannes Van Gelder, 

Maria Provoost. 
Jacobus Van der Spiegel, 

Cornelia Cortlant. 
Samuel Bayard, Johanna 


Isaacq Remszen, Jannet- 
je Rems. 

Gerrit Van Hoorn, Ca- 
tharina Provoost. 

M r Reynier Van Giesen, 
Neeltje Pluvier. 

Albertus Ringo, Aeltje 

Johannes Fonteyn, Hille- 
gond Webbers. 

Lucas Kierstede, Blandi- 
na Bayards. 

Enoch Michielszen,Griet- 
je VVessels. 

Cap* Gerard Douw, Ale- 
gonda Van Hertsbergen. 

Isaac Van Tilburg, Aelt- 
je Hendricx. 

Abraham de Lancy, En- 
gelbert Loth, Catharina 
de Peyster. 

Leendert Li ewenszen, Jo- 
hanna Van der Poel. 

Warner Wessels, Immetje 
Van Dyck. 

Isaacq Van Vleck, Mag- 
dalena Van Vleck. 
Pieter Bosch, Sara Bosch. 

Thys Franszen., Jannetje 

Pieter Le Grangie, Jan- 
neken de VVindel. 

Jacobus Van der Spiegel, 
Anna Sanders. 

Johannes d' Honneur, Jo- 
hanna Meynarts. 

Jacob Bennet, Geesje 

Boudewyn de Wit, Jan- 
netie Maurits. 

1 882.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 



den 30 d. Mantis Borger, Griet- Catharina. 

je Carstens. 
den 2 Nov. Abraham Abrahamsz, Aernout. 

Jacomyntie Vilen. 
den 5 diet. Pieter Bogaert, Fytie Lysbeth. 

den 9 diet. Gerrit Hollard, Su- Cornelis. 

sanna Thomas. 
Eodem. Joost Leynssen, Eli- Gillis. 

sabeth Daniels, 
den 12 Dec. Willem Anthon, Ma- Jan. 

ria Klercks. 

Eodem. Jonathan Wricht, Sa- David 

ra Saitly. Richard 

deni6dicto. Abraham Metselaer, Johannes 

Hanntje Dircxs. 
den 19 diet. Wiljam Yackson, An- Elisabeth. 

na Wessels. 
Eodem. ' Cornelis Wyckhof, Cornelis. 

Geertje V. Aerts- 

den 23 diet. Jonathan Provoost, Lysbeth. 

Catharina Van d r 

Eodem. Isaacq Vredenburg, Willem. 

Jannetje Joosten. 
den 25 d. Abraham Breser, Lys- Johannes. 

beth Schouten. 
Eodem. Jan Danielszen, Jan- Daniel. 

netje Paulus. 
Eodem. Dirck ten Eyck, Aef- Dirck. 

je Boelens. 
den 26 d. Johannes Pluvier, Margrietje 

Cornelia V. 

Evert Bresse, Metje Catharina. 


den 30 d. 

Jacobus de Waeron, Ariaentie. 
Anna Gansevoort. 


Barent Van Tilburg, Eli- 
sabeth Borgers. 
Gerrit Vile, Gerritje Vile. 

Claes Bogaert, Cornelia 

Thomas Verdon, Janne- 

ken Van Wilkenshoff. 
David Danielszen, Annet- 

je Daniels. 
Jan Pieterszen Slot, Han- 

na Stapelton. 

» . 

S§Gedoopt in the Catechi- 
£g zatie.f 

Joris Remszen, Lysbeth 

Johannes Wessels, Elisa- 
beth Wessels. 

Cornelis Van Aertsdale, 
Marritie Amerman. 

Johannes Hooglant,Tryn- 
tie Provoost. 

Willem Vredenburg, Sara 
de Mil. 

Joris Martenszen, Sara 
Schouten, Senior. 

Abraham Breser, Elisa- 
beth Paulus. 

Boele Roelofszen, Petro- 
nella ten Eyck. 
. Jan Ewouts, Belitje de 

Johannes Hardenbroeck, 
Catharina Van Cort- 

Jan Theunis Van Tilburg, 
Debora de Waeron. 

den 1 Jan. 
den 6 diet. 

den 20 d. 

den 20 Jan. 

A° 1695. 
Peter Chavalier, Be- Pieter. 

litje Claerhout. 
Jan Ewouts, Lysbeth Johannes. 

Pieter Van d r Schue- Margareta. Jacob Van Tilburg, Re 

ren, Sara Boog. beccaVanderSchueren 

Johannes Roomen, Evert. Clement Elswaert, The 

Annetje Pels. untje Tibouts.. 

* Adults, t Baptized at the Catechising. 

Kiniera Hendricx. 

Rip Vandam, Jannetje 



Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July ; 


Victor Bicker, Claes- Anneken. 
je Blanck. 

Eodem. David Devoor, Lys- Jannetje. 

beth Jans, 
den 27 diet. Jan Lorey, Catharina Jan. 

Van der Cleeft. 
den 30 diet. Isaacq de Peyster, Helena. 

Maria Van Balen. 
den 3 Febr. Jan Anthony, Elisa- Johannes. 

beth Gerrits. 
d\en 10 diet. Willem Elswaert, Pe- Stoffel. 

tronella Rommen. 
Eodem. John Cleftry, Anna Mary. 


den 13 diet. Tobias Van Stouten- Johannes. 

b urg, Anna Van 

Eodem. Jan Rycken, Sara Abraham. 


den 20 diet. Johannes Nys, Mar- Pieter. 

gareta Keteltas. 
Eodem. Pieter de Groot, Be- Lysbeth. 

litje Van Schayck. 
den 24 diet. Joost Paldinck, Ca- Maria. 

tharina Duvts. 
Eodem. Johannes d' Hon- Christina. 

neur, Johanna 

Eodem. Paulus Turck, Junior, Johanna. 

Marritje Martens. 
Eodem. Jacobus Corneliszen, Josyntje. 

Aeltje Fredricx. 
den 1 Mart. Jeuriaen Van de Berg, Neeltje. 

Ariaentje Wynants. 
den 3 diet. Johannes Harden- Johannes. 

br o e ck, Annetje 

Eodem. Frans Goderus, Re- Jacqumyn- 

[494] becca Ennes. tie. 

den 6 Mart. L a li r e n s Wesselsz, Wessel. 

Aeltje Jans. 
Eodem. Frans Wesselszen, Geertie. 

Tryntje Jans, 
den 10 diet. Evert Van Hoeck,Jo- Isaacq. 

hanna Van SpVck. 
Eodem. Johannes Van Zant, Isaacq. 

Margariet Van d r 



Brant Schuyler en syn 
huysvr., Cornelia Van 

Vincent Montague, x\ri- 
aentje Eckens. 

Geesje Hendricx. 

Tohannes ) , „ „ . 
•U tX ■ v de Peyster. 
Catharina j 7 

Jan Pieterszen, Engeltje 

Clement Elswaert, Maria 

Carsten Luersen, Junior, 
Johannes Van der Spie- 
gel, Geertje Luersen. 

Claes Gerritszen, Wyntie 

Arent Fredricx, en syn 
hilysv. Hester Nathan- 

Pieter Keteltas, Geesje 

Hendrick Van Schayck, 
Elisabeth Van Schayck. 

L a u rens Van hoeck, 
Tryntje Bordings. 

Samuel Mevnders, Chris- 
tina d' Honneiir. 

Daniel Rappalje, en syn 

huysv. Sara Clock. 
Arent Fredricx, Cornelia 

Lodowyck Van den Berg, 

Belitje Post. 
Jan Pieterszen Bosch, 

Annetje Meynderts. 

Leendert Liewens, Hen- 
drickje DCiycking. 

Wessel Evertszen, Geert- 
je Everts. 

Aert Elbertseen, Aeltje 

Pieter La Grand] e, Ger- 
ritje Van Hoeck. 

Isaacq Abrahamsz Van 
deursen en syn huvs- 

1882.] Sketch of the Clinton Family. 1 30 


By Charles B. Moore. 

(Continued from Vol. XIII., p. 10, of The Record.) 

The old English mode of depreciating persons born in Ireland or 
favored with estates there, needs to be remembered, in estimating char- 
acters, although now of no importance. An English king or his cabinet 
once excluded all such from favor, and from civil office. The injustice 
was in some degree recompensed by the greater friendliness bestowed by 
Irishmen on persons thus ill treated. All the ancestors of Charles Clinton, 
the first American, were either English or Scotch, his wife was of Scotch 
ancestry, and he had four sons born in America. Perhaps it was our gain 
that he was not a thorough Englishman, or not favored by Englishmen. 

II. 1. Alexander Clinton, the eldest son, was born in or near Little 
Britain, now in Orange County, on the 28th April, 1732. After graduating 
from Princeton College in 1750, he pursued the study of medicine in New 
York City with Dr. Peter Middleton, a graduate of Edinburgh, who was 
a medical writer and who became a professor of Kings, now Columbia 
College. Alexander practised medicine in his native neighborhood, but 
not so exclusively as to absorb all his attention. In November, 1757, he 
married Mary Kane, but died on the nth of March, 1758, only 26 years 
of age, and was buried in Shawangunk churchyard, in the village called 
Bruynswick. As described to us "he excelled in everything to which he 
turned his attention ; was a fine classic scholar, a good physician, a con- 
siderable poet, an excellent musician, and understood the use of the broad- 
sword in a superior degree ; " and he " was as estimable in character as in 
acquirements." His peculiar location, and exposure to French and In- 
dians, may indicate sufficient causes for understanding " the use of the broad- 
sword ; " but we can infer also that he was called upon to teach his younger 
brothers and others. We cannot suppose he had acquired much property. 
He left a will, made in 1757 and proved in 1758, by which he gave ^"ioo 
to his aunt (McClaughry) and ,£100 to his youngest brother George, as 
affectionate remembrances. He left no children. 

II. 2. Charles Clinton, the second son of the first Charles, born 20th 
July, 1734, has been mentioned, who also studied medicine with Dr. Mid- 
dleton in New York, and probably with his older brother. When he returned 
from the expedition which captured Havana he was doubtless content with 
the sea-faring and roving life of official surgeon, and with what could be 
learned from it, and he thereafter practised in Ulster County and parts ad- 
jacent, and, as reported, with success and reputation, and dying unmar- 
ried, was laid in the family burying ground. Remembering that the parents 
had experienced very sadly the want of a physician, we need not wonder 
that the two eldest sons were both encouraged to study medicine. This 
one became eldest son, but having no descendants, did not interfere with 
the prospects of his younger brethren. 

i (To be Continued.) 

IAO Records of St. Georges Church, Hempstead, L. I. [July, 

FROM JUNE 5, 1725. — Marriages. 

Communicated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

(Continued from Vol. XII., p. 83, of The Record.) 


Micah Flower and Mary Critman. — 

Willett Seaman and Mary Searing. L. 

Benjamin Hageman and Mary Manwaring. — 

Samuel Searing and Phebe Treadvvell. — 

Jesse Piatt, of Huntington, and Dorothy Baldwin. — 

Thomas Stockford, of Flatbush, and Elizabeth Demott. B. 

At Oyster Bay, John Polhemus, of Kings Co., and Mary 

Vanwick, of Oyster Bay. — 
At Oyster Bay, Simon Cooper and Ester Cooper, both of 

Oyster Bay. L. 

Adam Seabury and Miriam Peters. L. 

Gilbert Seaman, of Oyster Bay, and Mary Post. — 

David Seaman, of Oyster Bay, and Hannah Hicks. — 

Samuel Seaman and Mary Birdsall. L. 

James Baldwin and Melle Bedell. B. 
At Oyster Bay, William Jones and Mary Townsend, both 

of Oyster Bay. L. 

William Verity and Margaret Cretman. B. 

Samuel Hicks and Jane Smith. L. 

James Reyner and Sarah Mott. L. 

Henry Wolley and Miriam Cornell. L. 

Jonathan Hutchins and Letitia Langdon. L. 

Josiah Doughty and Margaret Manwaring. B. 

Benjamin Treadwell and Elizabeth Seabury. L,. 

Henry Powell and Mary Keen, both of Oyster Bay. L. 

William Alburtis and Sarah Carmen. L. 

Stephen Williss and Sarah Smith. — 


Jan. 5. Benjamin Birdsall and Freelove Jones, of Oyster Bay. L. 
Jan. 6. At Oyster Bay, James Desbrusses and Elizabeth Butler, 

both of New York. L. 

Jan. 7. Thomas Carman and Susannah Wood. L. 

Jan. 29. William Morrell and Elizabeth Baker. L. 











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1 882.] Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. \a\ 

Feb. 14. Benjamin Barker and Hannah Wood. L. 

Feb. 16. John Gildersleve and Abigail Beedel. B. 

Feb. 25. Jonathan Smith and Cornechea Balden. B. 

Mar. 12. Richard Thorn and Mary Smith. L. 

May 8. Thomas Hutchins and Ruth Johnson. B. 

Aug. 9. Thomas Bedel and Sarah Durfey. — 
Aug. 28. At Oyster Bay, Thomas Thorn, of Flushing, and Abigail 

Caverley, of Oyster Bay. — 

Sep. 1. Luke Cummins and Mary Rowland. — 

Sep. 15. Edmund Smith and Deborah Kissam. — 
Oct. 21. At Oyster Bay, James Marin, of New York, and Deborah 

Snethen, of Oyster Bay. L. 

Nov. 9. Jordan Lawrence, of Oyster Bay, and Ruth Mott. L. 
Dec. 11. At Oyster Bay, Matthias Lane, of Oyster Bay, and Martha 

Losee, both of Oyster Bay. L. 

Dec. 18. James Pettit and Ann Losee, of Oyster Bay. — 

" " Aaron Van Ostrandt and Susannah Cornell. L. 

" " Thomas Shadbolt, of Oyster Bay, and Sarah Seaman. — 

Dec. 26. At Oyster Bay, Abraham Simonson and Mary Lattan, 

both of Oyster Bay. . L. 

Dec. 30. Richard Williams and Sarah Lake. L. 


Jan. 11. At Oyster Bay, Micajah Townsend and Ann Frost, both of 

Oyster Bay. L. 

Feb. 6. John Foster and Sarah Langdon. L. 

Feb. 16. Richard Smith and Katherine Smith. L. 

May 4. At Oyster Bay, Jordan Seaman and Mary Seaman, both 

of Oyster Bay. L. 

Mar. 6. Abraham Balden and Hannah White. B. 

April 8. James Losee, of Oyster Bay, and Ann Pettitt. L. 

April 15. At Oyster Bay, Richard Weeks and Deborah Brush, both 

of Oyster Bay. B. 

May 4. James Clement and Sarah Searing. L. 

May 13. Nicholas Wats and Phebe Burtis, of Oyster Bay. L. 

Aug. 21. Thomas Horsefield, of New York, and Ann Peters. L. 

Oct. 10. John Mitchel and Rebecca Hewlet. L. 

Dec. 12. Samuel Treadwell and Susannah Hewlet. L. 

Rev. Leonard Cutting, Rector. 

Phillip S. Plat and Elizabeth Mott. — 

John Hewlett and Anne Jackson. L. 
Samuel Van Wyck, and Hannah Hewlet, both of Oyster 

Bay. L. 

Solomon Booles and Letitia Jackson. L. 

Benjamin Hewlet and Jemima Hewlet. L. 
At Flushing, Daniel Lawrence and Ann Talman, both of 

Flushing. L. 

Dec. 28. Adam Mott and Elizabeth Hewlett. L. 













1 42 Records of St. George 's Church, Hempstead, L. I. [July, 


John Demott and Elizabeth Pettit. B. 

Samuel Johnson and Elizabeth Bolding. B. 

Elijah Wood and Dinah Colder. B. 

Charles Hicks and Abigail Cornwall, of Jamaica. L. 

Richard Matthews and Elizabeth Rhodes. B. 

Jonas Halstead, of Dutchess Co., and Phebe Mitchell. L. 

Richard Jackson and Phebe Kissam. L. 

At Jamaica, John Cornell and Catherine Smith, of Jamaica. L. 

At Jamaica, William Post, of New York, and Jerusha 

Smith, of Jamaica. L. 

Benjamin Cornwell and Mary Bond. B. 

Elijah Handler and Rachel Johnson. B. 

Jacob Smith and Rebecca Peters. L. 

William Raner and Margaret Seaming. L. 

Flower Hulce and Elizabeth Spragg. B. 

Gilbert Lawrence and Elizabeth Rushmore. L. 

Alexander Menzies, of Dutchess Co., and Sarah Leister. L. 

At Oyster Bay, John Townsend and Judith Tovvnsend, 

both of Oyster Bay. L. 

Hampton Lillibridge, of Rhode Island, and Mary Ap- 
pleby. L. 

Eliphilet Stratton and Mary Valentine, both of Suffolk Co. L. 

Henry Miller and Jemima Bedel. B. 

Jesse Piatt and Dorothy White. — 

Jacques Cortelyou, of Kings Co., and Mary Hewlet. L. 

At Flushing, Benjamin Floyd, of Suffolk Co., and Anne 

Cornell, of Flushing. L. 

At Flushing, James Morrell, and Sarah Willet, both of 

Flushing. L. 

Timothy Milliken and Sarah Wanser. B. 

James Pine and Sarah Burtis (widow), both of Oister Bay. B. 

William Treadwell and Sarah Peters. L. 


Richard Thome and Sarah Waters. L. 

James Bentley and Mary Southward. B. 

Richard Jackson and Rosetta Jackson. L. 

Gilbert Van Wyck and Abigail Seabury. L. 
At Oister Bay, John Weeks and Rebecca Coles, both of 

Oister Bay. L. 

Thomas Dodge, of New York, and Susanna Thorne. L. 

Parmenius Jackson and Elizabeth Birdsall. L. 

Joshua Hunt, of East Chester, and Mary Symmons. L. 

Elijah Spragg and Hannah Colder. B. 

Thomas Ireland and Jerusha Kirk. L. 

Peter Lumbardie and Sarah Balden. B. 
At Oister Bay, Timothy Culver, of New Jersey, and Bethia 

Frasier. B. 


















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July 31. Samuel Nicols and Freelove Wood, of Oister Bay. L. 
Nov. 1. John Field, of Dutchess Co., and Charity Cool, of Oister 

Bay. L. 

Dec. 8. John Symonson and Rachel Peters. L. 
Dec. 13. At Oister Bay, John Baker and Cornelia Dowling, both of 

Oister Bay. B. 


John Tredwell and Mary Jackson. L. 

John Betty and Hannah Post. L. 

Daniel Hulet and Mary Mott. L. 

Samuel Carman and Sarah Carman. L. 

David Jackson and Martha Verity. B. 












Mathews. — Peter Mathews came to New York in 1692 in the train of Governor 
Fletcher. Can any correspondent give his origin ? The Earl of Bellomont, Governor 
Fletcher's successor, writing from New York to Secretary Vernon, Oct. 18, 1700, re- 
fers to him as having been " brought up from a child with Colonel Fletcher." It is prob- 
able he had served with the latter in Ireland. He continued in the military service under 
the several successive Colonial Governors, and died at Albany in 1 719. By his will, made 
at Albany, May 1, 1717, he gives all his estate to his wife Bridget, making no allusion 
to any children. His widow Bridget died in New York in January, 172 1-2, and left a will, 
made shortly previous to her death, in which she names her " only son Vincent" and 
her two daughters Catharine and Flora, and her grandson Peter Mathews, bequeathing 
the latter her late husband's silver watch and "a little desk which his father now hath, 
together with my husband's writing desk which now stands in my parlour." 

This Vincent Mathews, born about 1700, became one of the patentees of a tract of 
land near New Windsor, Orange County, where he settled, naming the settlement 
" Mathewsfield ;" held various offices of public trust in Orange County 1726-1770. He 
died in New York in June, 1784 ; was twice married, both wives dying /before him. His 
children were Peter, Fletcher; David, Mayor of New York during 'the Revolution; 

James, Bridget, who married Jones, and Elizabeth, who married Theophilus Beek- 

man. • L. 

Oldest New York Family. — In the April number of the Record, on page 97, I 
notice your inquiry for the oldest New York family now represented in the city. You 
tentatively suggest Stuyvesant, in the city from 1647. Let me speak for my own line. 
There may be older families, but none can be much older. We go back to 1633, and 
it is interesting to know that we have never ceased to l>e represented in the city since 
that year. 

Our oldest representative in New Amsterdam was Barent Jacobson Kool (since 
Cool and Cole). He wa<= an officer of the West India Company. There is still extant a 
document signed by him June 8, 1633. See Vol. II. (" Holland Documents," p. 140) 
of " Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New York." My " Cole Family," 
published in 1876, and in the library of your society, will give you the line unbroken from 
him to me. 

The certainty that he held a prominent official position in 1633 makes it morally cer- 
tain that he was in New York something earlier even than that. But we claim nothing 
earlier than 1633. 

As I stated above, his line has never ceased to be represented in the city. I can give 
you the names and city addresses of his descendants now in the city, as I have them on 
file and at hand. Among them, I mention, just now, of my own immediate family : 

My brother, Isaac D. Cole, Jr., residence, In wood, New York City. 

144 Notes and Queries. [July, 

My son, Isaac D. Cole, residence, 466 W. Thirty-fourth Street. New York City. 
My daughter, Mrs. Jas. Henry Bertholf and three children, residence, 466 W. Thirty- 
fourth Street, New York City. 

DAVID COLE, Pastor of Reformed Church, Yonkers, 
Yonkers, N. Y. and Compiler of Genealogy of Cole Family. 

Oldest New York Family. [Query p. 97.] — I think we may conclude with much 
certainty that " the oldest New York family now represented in the city," so far as 
known, is that of Rapelye, whose ancestor came out with the first band of Walloons in 
1623. That of Du Trieux (now Truax), may have come at the same date, as Philip du 
Trieux had a child born here not more than three or four years later, " History of Har- 
lem," p. 571. The De Forests came in 1636, Montanye in 1637. Kip was not earlier 
than 1627, and I think after 1631. But as my authorities are all at my country home, I 
regret that I have not the means of doing full justice to your inquiry. James riker. 

Officers of the New England Historic, Genealogical Society, 1882. — 
President— The Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., of Boston, Mass.; Vice- Presidents 
— The Hon. Israel Washburn, LL.D., of Portland, Me.; the Hon. Joseph B. Walker, 
A.B., of Concord, N. H.; the Hon. Hiland Hall, LL.D., of Bennington, Vt.; the 
Hon. Geo. C. Richardson, of Boston, Mass.; the Hon. John R. Barilett, A.M., of 
Providence, R. I.; the Hon. Marshall Jewell, A.M.. of Hartford, Ct.; Honorary Vice- 
Presidents — The Hon. Rutherford B. Hayes, LL.D., of Fremont, O.; William A. 
Whitehead, A.M., of Newark, N. J.; William Duane, of Philadelphia, Pa.; the Hon. 
William A. Richardson, LL.D., of Washington, D. C; the Hon. John Wentworth, 
LL.D., of Chicago, 111.; the Rev. Joseph F. Tuttle, D.D. , of Crawfordsville, IncL; Lvman 
C. Draper, LL.D., of Madison, Wis.; the Rt. Rev. William S. Perry, D.D., LL.D., 
of Davenport, Iowa; the Rev. William G. Eliot, D.D, LL.D., of St. Louis, Mo.; the 
Rt. Rev. William I. Kip, D.D. , LL.D., of San Francisco, Call; Corresponding Secre- 
tary — The Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, A.M., of Boston, Mass.; Recording Secretary — 
David Greene Haskins, Jr., A.M., of Cambridge, Mass.; Treasurer — Benjamin Barstow 
Torrey, of Boston, Mass.; Historiographer — The Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., of 
Newton, Mass.; Librarian — John Ward Dean, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

Stevenson. — Can any one tell me the maiden name of Edward Stevenson's wife? 
With all respect to our family tradition, which makes her Charity Jenings, I am inclined 
to think that Charity, wife of Edward Stevenson, and Ann, second wife of Thomas 
Stevenson, were sisters and named Field. There was always an intimacy between the 
Fields and Stevensons. They were often joint purchasers of lands. Thomas Stevenson 
married the Widow Bullock and Nathaniel Field married Patience Bullock of the Bermu- 
das. Robert Field, in his will, 1734, mentions his cousins, William Stevenson, sou of 
Edward and Charity, and Daniel Stevenson, son of Thomas and Ann. Compare the 
names of Ann's and Charity's children, Nathaniel, Susannah, Elnathan, Benjamin, etc., 
which are Field names also. Can any one throw light on the question ? 


Youngs, Palgrave, Norton, and Petty. — The " History of Southold, L. I.," by 
Rev. E. Whitaker (noticed on the cover of No. i, Vol. XIII. of the Record), brings 
up questions for further investigation. 

1. As to the name and family of Jane (or Joan), the first wife of Rev. John Youngs ? 
At his marriage on the 25th of July, 1622, if correctly identified, she was called Joan 
Lewington, widow. From other names, and from the custom then prevailing at old 
Southwold (like the Dutch at New York), this was probably her maiden name, and per- 
haps it was Levingston. It seems her first husband's name was Palgrave. and that 

Ann, who came over with Rev. John's family, was her daughter, and was called Ann 
Palsgrave, or Pasgrave, who was named with John Jackson in the will of John Thorne 111 
1646 (see 1 Hist. Coll. Essex Institute, 4) and who about 1652 mar. Nicholas Woodbury, 
of Massachusetts, eldest son of the first William Woodbury. This was testified to in 
17 10 by John Glover, of Beverly, b. about 162S, then aged S2, by Sarah Chatwell, of Salem, 
widow, b. about 1633, then aged 72, and by Mary Gage, of Beverly, widow, b . about 1641, 
then aged 69, who agreed in saying she was brought over from Great Yarmouth by her 
father-in-law, Mr. John Youngs (29 New Eng. I lis. Gen. Reg., 319). This John Glover 
is reported a son of Charles, the shipwright, who came to Southold (see 5 His. Coll. Es- 
sex Inst., 501. He was old enough to know her mother. Dr. Richard Palgrave (called 
Palsgrave in Young's " Chronicles of Massachusetts") came to this country in 1630 and 
lived until about 1656. His daughter Ann married a Dr. Ayscough and was afterward 
represented on Long Island. Capt. Gooch, the master of the Mary Anne which brought 

1882.] Notes and Queries. 145 

over the Youngs family, was probably connected with the Palgrave family (see Record, 
Vol. X., pp. 75, 100, 145, and 153 of " Palgrave Memorial "). The Thorne family which 
appeared on Long Island we have not seen traced back (one John was at Flushing in 1664). 
Margaret, the wife of John Jackson, was one of the witnesses to John Thome's verbal will, 
in 1646, at Salem, and John Herbert, afterward of Southold, was one of the appraisers of 
his small estate (1 His. Coll. Essex Institute, 4). 

Thomas Youngs was baptized at Southwold, England, on May 1, 1625, who was 
doubtless a son of Rev. John. The first wife of the latter, Joan, is indicated as with 
him and his children (including Ann and Thomas) at Salem, in 1637 ; and his wife prob- 
ably went to Long Island with him, or soon after him. But we have not the date of her 
death, nor the date of his second marriage. Some of the old diaries may mention it. 
They had a son Samuel old enough to execute a deed in 1673, in which he was called 
son of Mr. J. Y., late pastor, and he it is believed was a son by the first wife. Another 
Samuel was a son of Captain Joseph Youngs. 

2. As to the name and family of Mary, the second wife of Rev. John, the clergyman ? 
She has been supposed by some a sister of Rev. John Norton, of Boston. In his will, 
dated January 14, 1661, proved in June, 1663, he gave his sisters "Mrs. Mary Youitgs 
and Mrs. Martha Wood," ^20, to be paid at his brother Thomas Norton's house in 
London (1 Coll. Essex Institute, 181). We have not seen these sisters traced. His 
brother, William Norton, of Ipswich, had a son who was afterward minister at King- 
ham, and his widow gave her property to the church at Boston. (Drake's " Hist. Boston," 
367, 384, 469). Mrs. Y., second wife of Rev. John (before marriage a widow), has 
been thought a widow— Petty. This idea was derived from her will, dated November 8, 

1678, which mentioned "Benjamin, her eldest son by her last husband" (Youngs) and 
gave Edward Petty a sheep as " his full portion with what he had received." It men- 
tioned John, the eldest son of her husband (meaning, of course, Colonel John, very well 
known) her daughter Mary, her grandchild Mary Youngs (giving her a bed), and others. 

Edward Petty, the first of Southold, not traced farther back, was b. about 1633 and 
d. September 13, 1697. He left a widow, "Mercy," and a large family. He had a 
prior wife, Mary, who executed a deed with him in 1663. She may have been a daughter 
of Rev. John Youngs, or a daughter of his second wife by a prior husband. Several 
deeds and papers recognize relationships without exactly describing them. Petty's son 
John was probably his eldest, and his son Edward was b. 14th February, 1658. His 
earliest date noticed at Southold, L. L, is 1658. In 1675 the widow Mrs. Youngs re- 
ceived a deed for a house-lot which she conveyed to her son Christopher (Youngs). In 

1679, John, son of Edward Petty, possessed land "which he had received from his grand- | 
mother Mary Youngs by way of gift." In 1688-9 he married Mary Chatfield, of East- 
hampton. The writer has noticed nothing farther respecting the connection of Mrs. 
Youngs, and he cannot determine her first husband's name nor whether she was a Norton. 
Nathaniel Norton, of Brookhaven, L. I., in 1668, engaging to build a church in 1669, 
seems probably the ancestor of the Norton family of Long Island. He may be deemed 
a son of George Norton, carpenter, of Salem, who engaged to build a small meeting- 
house there in 1634 (soon afterward enlarged), and who at his death in 1659 had a 
younger son Nathaniel, aged 20(1 His. Coll. Essex Inst., 92). His widow, Mary or Maria, 
was a sister of Margaret Jackson, wife of John Jackson, above named, and a sister of 
Betliia Cartwright. " There were many Norton families in England. Robert of Hales- 
worth, Suffolk, near ancient Southwold, d. in 165 1, and left sons Walter, William, 
Richard, Francis, and George (under 18), and dau. Jane (17 His. Coll. Essex Ins., 95-°)- 
Christopher Norton, of Lond., gent., left a will dated and proved in 1603, having brothers 
Robert, Walter, William, etc. Walter, who went to Virginia, should be clearly traced. 
Records of many early marriages and baptisms in this country being lost, it is difficult to 
trace the several families of Youngs beside those of Rev. John and Capt. Joseph. Capt. 
Joseph mar. Margaret, dau. of Rev. Christopher Youngs. Vicar of Reydon. Two of his 
sons named Joseph and John were baptized in old Southwold, England, in 1633 and 1635. 
John must have been young (about 14) if he was the one who married Abigail in December, 
1648, at Plymouth (7 N. Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg., 347), and whose descendants at East- 
ham have had so many names similar to those at Southold. John, the son of Capt. Joseph, 
was called a mariner, and executed a deed to his brother Samuel for land at Southold, L 
I., in 165S, on his father's death. He apparently left sons there named Abraham and 
Nathaniel. The children of Christopher Youngs who d. at Wenham, Mass., in 1674. 
son of Rev. Christopher of Reydon, are not traced (1 Coll. Essex Inst. , 6). He left a 

dau. Mary, not traced. It maybe that Sarah mar. Chatwell, and Mary mar. Gage. 

If so the matter would be more clear. The cloud slowly lifts. C. B. M. 

1*6 Notes on Books. [July, 


History of the Hubbell Family, Containing a Genealogical Record. By 
Walter Hubbell. Also Biographical Sketches, Deeds, Wills, Inventories, etc., 
and much Ancient Historical Information relating to the Family and Name. New 
York: J. H. Hubbell & Co., 1881. Svo, pp. 464. 
We have here a genealogical and biographical record of the descendants of Richard 
Hubbell, the first of the name in America. He first appears in this country at New 
Haven, March 7, 1647, when he took the oath of fidelity. About 1650 he married 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Meigs, of Guilford. Four thousand five hundred and sixty- 
eight of his descendants are tabulated and discussed in the work before us, but so admir- 
able is the arrangement that the genealogical tables occupy but half the book, the other ' 
part being devoted to the origin of the name and of the family, to biographical sketches, 
and to quotations from many valuable old records. The indices are copious, and place 
the contents at once at command of the reader. 

The appearance of the book is, in our opinion, much marred by the portraits, and 
we must add that pictures of living men, unless of peculiar interest, should be omitted 
from works of this nature. A. H. M. 

Southold Town Records. Copied, and Explanatory Notes added, by J. Wickham 
Case. Printed by order of the Towns of Southold and Riverhead, 1882. Vol. I., 
Libers "A" and " B." Pp. 490. 
Well printed, on good paper, and in very fair style. Such a permanent work deserved 
this. The notes are brief and succinct, evincing labor and care ; and the index (not the 
least valuable part, although not very full) informs the general reader of the most impor- 
tant connections and names necessary for an historical view. From the book a student 
of history will learn very much more than the hasty reader ; and by means of it the boys 
of Southold and Riverhead may be induced to learn very much more of general history r 
than they otherwise would. After the eloquent introduction of Rev. Dr. Whitaker, 
what more need be said ? The history of a boy's birthplace, it has been claimed, becomes 
a part of his Bible. It should be fairly and exactly set forth, which is no easy work. 
No historian knows in advance what parts will prove to be most needed. We get a dim 
notion in listening to discussions and to jury trials of the necessity of deciding disputed 
questions according to the admitted or established facts on either side, however imper- 
fectly they may appear to us, and not unfrequently find it hard to arrive at correct or 
satisfactory decisions. One of the best effects of studying this work may be to show the 
necessity of care and caution, and a comparison of records to secure correct starting- 
points and full elucidations. Mere traditions dependent on memory soon get wrong. 
Interest warps our opinions — exaggerates one side, and suppresses the other. Writings 
get difficult to read, and few will read the old and difficult, or bear them long enough 
in mind for comparison of one with others. In fact, few now read them correctly. It 
requires practice and skill. One old writer flourishes and abbreviates, and spells very 
differently from another. Exact dates are often important. Births, marriages, and 
deaths, as well as deeds and wills, are quite necessary to be noticed. Originals are much 
safer than copies. Maps and sketches are very convenient, but soon disappear. The 
printed books, scattered abroad, have a better chance to escape destruction than even 
the public records. At least, another volume of these Records should be published, and 
then a full General Index may embrace pedigrees and references to other records and 
publications, and may correct errors. 

The first pioneers and Indian fighters had no clerk's office in which to record their 
deeds. In Feby., 1654/5, a book " to record lands and the maps thereof" was so de- 
cayed that some parts were " past remedy ; " and by reason thereof every man was to bring 
in a brief account of his parcels and their boundaries, p. 324. That old book is entirely 
gone. It covered about fifteen years, some old deeds of that period are preserved; maps 
all gone. The present commences with the " accounts " brought in. We can take up 
this one and consider (by way of example) whether the fort by the spring on Fort Neck, 
in Cutchogue, was " an Indian fort," as suggested in the note, p. 120, or a white man's 
fort, to guard against hostile Indians or enemies. On that page we are carried back to 
1662, as a date before which the fort "did stand " (Troja fuit). Pages 80 and 28 carry 
us back to the lifetime of Mathias Corwin, who died in 165S ; pp. 38 to 1656, and a little 
more comparative study takes us back to 1653-4-5, when Englishmen had to defend them- 
selves in forts at Gravesend and at Huntington, and probably at Southampton and at 
Cutchogue. It was a period of which we have imperfect history, and some take a parti- 
san view hostile to the then residents of Southold. Shelter Island was given up by In- 

.1882.] Notes on Books. \a>j 

dians in 1652, p. 158. Cutchogue " Old Field," lay east of Fort Neck in 1658, pp. 79, 
42. The " Old Fields" at different places, or general fields having a common fence en- 
closing the whole are well deserving of attention. The forms used at one place are often 
like another. The records of Brookhaven recently published show the Field on Crane 
Neck near the first settled place after landing, and show how many went ftom Southold 
to Brookhaven. The compiler may be in error in some of his opinions. The spelling is 
often mistaken or different from the original. The publication in that work, p. 76, of 
the Indian deed to the New Haven officers for Mattituck dated March 21, 1648, is valu- 
able. The New Haven records show its relinquishment to Southold and payment of the 
cost (2 New Haven Col. Rec. , 233) and the present book, p. 204, shows payment to Mr. 
Woodhull, of Setauket, for his right and title, see also page 194. Numerous other re- 
cords aid to lighten up the old history. Flushing is behind. If any one would pay a 
small expense of printing, it would aid other history as well as its own. This work, p. 
402, mentions Edward Griffin, of Flushing, called Suncor in 1682, doubtless a relative of 
Jasper (the first of Southold, supposed by our old schoolmaster, A. G., to be of Rye, 
formerly connected with Flushing by a ferry). There were other connections of South- 
old with Flushing and Westchester County (" N. Y. G. & B. Rec," Vol. II., p. 152; 
Baird, " Hist, of Rye," 403, etc.). James Farrett's purchasers secured a foothold at 
Flushing before the Dutch patent of 1645 in favor of Thomas Farrington and others. 

Some of the Cutchogue tribe helped the Pequots in 1637, and were subdued. Arthur 
Smyth and others, soon after at Southold, assisted to subdue them. The Sachem who 
claimed to succeed the fighter of 1637, living in 1660, recited then that "divers years 
since " he granted to W. Salmon, of Southold, the neck of land called Hashamommock, 
see p. 20S. The same Sachem granted Mattituck in 1648. Comparing all these writers, 
the student need not be blamed nor opposed who differs in opinion about the fort at Cut- 
chogue from those who read only the defective and later town records. 

Capt. Ralph Goldsmith (see note, p. 357) brought back from England some of the 
banished Quakers after the restoration in 1661 (see Drake's "Boston," 356-7, map, Hist. 
Coll., 4 Sec, 9 Vol., p. 161 ; " Journal of Fox," p. 325 ; 2 Besse, 226). The petition of 
Mr. Sylvester and others, in their favor, although it offended the virulent, may now be 
deemed by many creditable to old Southold. It seems Sylvester had the care of Capt. 
Goldsmith's land (p. 189). The Bostonians called him a Quaker. c. B. M. 

(For a copy of the Records send $3.00 to Stuart T. Terry, Southold, or O. B. Ack- 
erly, Riverhead, and pay expressage.) 

Memorial of Henry Wolcott, one of the First Settlers, Windsor, Con- 
necticut, and of Some of his Descendants. By Samuel Wolcott. 
Printed for Private Circulation. New York : Anson D. F. Randolph & Co., 
18S1. Quarto, pp. 438. With Illustrations. 
With all correctness this can be characterized as a sumptuous volume. Carefully 
compiled by Samuel Wolcott, and elegantly printed at the Riverside Press, Boston, at 
the expense of Frederick H. Wolcott, Esq , seldom has it been our pleasure to notice 
so well executed a family memorial — a memorial which will certainly prove more lasting 
than brass or marble. The illustrations are twenty-seven in number, nine of which are 
portraits from steel plates. The contents of the volume comprise a preface ; a sketch 
of the family bearing the name of Wolcott in England, and a well-prepared history of 
the Wolcott family in the United States, for eight generations. There are two indices, 
first, of Christian names of the members of the family by birth, and second, names of other 
persons noticed or mentioned in the volume. The collection of the materials which 
compose the work was commenced by the late George Gibbs, Esq., author of "The Ad- 
ministrations of Washington and John Adams," and was prosecuted and finished by Rev. 
Samuel Wolcott. The work abounds in documentary proofs of the historical statements 
recorded, many of which are taken from the invaluable papers of Governor Oliver 
Wolcott. The tracings of the Wolcott family in England were principally made by 
the late Horatio G. Sowerby. They show that Henry Wolcott, the emigrant ancestor 
of the family in America, was the second son of John Wolcott, of Folland, Somerset- 
shire, England, and was bap. in the parish of Lydiard, St. Lawrence, Dec. 6, 1578. 
He m., Jany. 19, 1606, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Saunders, of Lydiard, St. Lawrence, 
England. He and his wife Elizabeth, and sons Henry, George, and Christopher, sailed 
from Plymouth, England, on March 20, 1630, and arrived at Nantasket on the 30th of 
May, of the same year. From that time, the history of the family, which has proved 
one of distinction and influence in colonial, State, and national annals, is iully set forth 
in this elegant volume, which reflects much credit upon both author and publisher. We 
regret that our limited space prevents a more extended notice. S. S. P. 

ja$ Notes on Books. [J u ty> 1882. 

Notes on the Ancestry of Major Wm. Roe Van Voorhis of Fishkill, 
Dutchess County, New York. By his Grandson, Elias W. Van Voorhis, of 
New York City. For Private Circulation, 1881. 8vo, pp. 239, with Illustrations. 
This is an important and valuable contribution to New York family history ; and it 
clearly illustrates in its results how much can be accomplished by careful and intelligent 
research in clearing up the difficulties that lie in the way of tracing the ancestry of con- 
temporary families of Dutch origin. In the introduction to this volume the author pays 
a merited compliment to the labors of the late Teunis G. Bergen, and acknowledges his 
valuable aid in the prosecution of researches into the history of the emigrant ancestor of 
the Van Voorhis family in America — Stephen Koers, who emigrated from Holland to 
New Netherlands in 1660 and settled the same year at Flatlands, Long Island. The 
body of the work opens with an enumeration of the brothers and sisters of Coert Albirts 
of Voor Hies, and the father of Steven Coert of Voorhies, the common ancestor of the 
Van Voorhis family in America, who was born in 1619 and died Feb. 16, 16S4. His 
wife's maiden name was Willempie Roeloffse, who was born in 1606 and died in 1690. 
This Stephen Coert (or Koorts), as printed in passenger list of the ship Bontekoe 
(Spotted Cow), arrived at New Amsterdam from Holland in April, 1660, with his wife 
and seven children. The descendants of this family are carefully traced to the present 
time. Illustrations, with documentary proofs, tabular pedigrees, fac-similes of documents, 
signatures, tombstones, buildings, and portraits, serve to render the work attractive and 
entertaining. We regard this as a very praiseworthy contribution to New York family 
history. S. S. P. 

Register, in Alphabetical Order, of the Early Settlers of Kings County, 
Long Island, N. Y. : From its First Settlement by Europeans to 1700; With 
Contributions to their Biographies and Genealogies, Compiled from Various Sources. 
By Teunis G. Bergen, Author of Bergen, Van Brunt, and Lefferts Genealogies. 
New York: S. W. Green's Son, 1881. 8vo, pp. 452. 
The preparation of this volume was the closing antiquarian and literary work of a long 
and well-spent life. Its distinguished author left undeveloped no source of information 
from which he could obtain authorative facts fortius "Register." What "Farmer's 
Register," amplified by Savage into the " Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of 
New England," is to the people of New England, this " Register " is to the descendants of 
the settlers of New Netherland, and in particular of Kings County. It must not be sup- 
posed that the information which it furnishes is confined to Long Island. The ancient 
and musty records and papers of old families, and of State, county towns, and churches, 
have been carefully examined, and their genealogical contents are here noted for the use 
of future genealogists and historians. We are astonished at the amount of labor that its 
contents exhibit, and while from their peculiar nature no descriptive review of these con- 
tents can be made, yet it will require but a casual examination to convince the reader 
that in this volume he possesses a mine of information which will prove of great help to 
him. That an occasional omission will be found is possible, and that mistakes — mainly 
typographical — may be disclosed on a careful perusal by those who have a particular in- 
terest in special portions of the work, is also possible. To fairly appreciate the work in 
its bearings on other portions of New Netherland's history than that of Kings County, 
one must bear in constant mind that nearly all the early emigrants to, or settlers in New 
Netherland domiciled at first in New Amsterdam and New York, and from thence migrated 
to their final place of settlement. A particular and important feature of this work is the 
light that it discloses, to those who may consult it, on the changing forms of Dutch 
family nomenclature — a puzzle that few of the present generation can unravel, but a 
solution of which is here given. We commend this volume to the careful attention of all 
who are interested in the history — genealogical or social — of New Netherland or New 
York. The price of the work is $3.00, and may be obtained by remittance to Van 
Brunt Bergen, Esq., Bay Ridge, N. Y. S. S. P. 

Kings County Genealogical Club Collections, Vol. I., No. i. Inscriptions on 
Tombstones in the Cemetery of the Reformed Dutch Church, New Utrecht, L. I. 
June, 1882. 8vo, pp. 16. 
Who the members are that compose this club we are not informed, but this much we 
can say, that their labors are commendable and deserve the thanks of all who are in- 
terested in family history. As this is No. 1 of Vol. I., we infer that we shall have the 
pleasure of calling the attention of our readers to their future labors. This brochure may 
be obtained of E. W. Nash, bookseller, No. So Nassau St., N. Y., by remitting 25 cents. 


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Vol. XIII. NEW YORK, OCTOBER, 1882. No. 


D.C.L., LL.D. 

By John J. Latting, Esq., New York. 

( With Portrait.) 

Joseph Lemuel Chester, corresponding member of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, and a member of its Council, 
distinguished in England as " the American Genealogist," died at his resi- 
dence, No. 124 Southwark Park Road, London, on Friday, May 26, 1882. 
His immigrant ancestor in this country was Captain Samuel Chester, who, 
about 1663, came from Boston, in company with William Condy (called 
his nephew), and settled at New London, Conn. He was for several 
years a leading merchant, engaged in the West India trade, and acted 
as commander of different vessels sailing out of New London. He became 
the purchaser of lands on the East side of the harbor of New London, 
at Groton, where he ultimately fixed his residence, and where he died in 
the month of March, 1709-10, leaving a will, made April 23, 1708, in 
which he names his wife, Hannah, and three sons, Abraham, John, and 
Jonathan, and a daughter, Mercy Burrows. His estate was inventoried 

at £ 2 95 6s - 6d - 

The subject of this sketch was a descendant of the sixth generation from 
this Captain Samuel Chester, through the latter's son John, above named. 
He was the fifth child of Joseph and Prudee (Tracy) Chester, of Norwich, 
Conn., and was born in that city April 30, 182 1. Deprived of his father, 
by death, at the early age of eleven years, he was left, with his six surviving 
brothers and sisters, to the care, instruction, and guidance of his widowed 
mother, a woman of marked Christian piety, and of rare intelligence and 
virtue. Lineally descended, through her father, Major Eleazer Tracy, of 
Norwich, from the Tracys of Toddington, in Gloucestershire (who claimed 
an ancestry beginning with Egbert, the first Anglo-Saxon King of England), 
and through her mother, Prudee Rogers, daughter of Captain Uriah Rogers, 
of Norwich, from the Rev. John Rogers, the " famous minister of Dedham," 
she inherited the fair prestige to which such a lineage entitled her, and her 
memory and worth are fondly cherished in the family. In 1835 she re- 
moved with most of her children to Rome, Ohio, where she subsequently 
married Rev. John Hall, Rector of St. Peter's Church, of Ashtabula, Ohio. 

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In 1S38 young Chester came to the city of New York, and commenced 
the study oi law, intending to make that his profession. His limited 
means, however, and dependence on his own exertions for his support and 
advancement, soon induced him to abandon all ideas and intentions for 
that profession, and he entered a mercantile house in this city with pros- 
pects of readier rewards. Possessing at that early age an eager fondness 
for literary studies, he commenced contributions, chiefly of a poetic char- 
acter, to the magazines and newspapers of the day; and in January, 1843, 
while still residing in New York City, he published, with his own name in 
full on the title page, a neat i:mo volume oi l$2 pages, entitled "Green- 
weed Cemetery and Other Poems," comprising fifty-four separate pieces, 
mostly written prior to attaining his majority. The lines "On the Death 
of President Harrison." "On the Loss of the Steamship President," and 
"The Captives of L'Amistad" were all composed in his twentieth year. 

About the year 1845 he removed to Philadelphia and there engaged in 
business as merchant's clerk, continuing, meanwhile, his contributions to 
the weekly and monthly press under various signatures, that of "Julian 
Cramer" being his favorite, and the one best known. During the years 
1848-9-50 he was Musical Editor oi Godey^s Lady's Book, In the March 
number of that magazine for 1850 may be seen a life-like portrait of him, 
then in his twenty-ninth year. In 185a he became one of the editors 
of the Philadelphia Inquirer and of the Daily Sun, in conjunction 
with Colonel James S. Wallace. These positions brought him into notice 
politically, and on the consolidation oi the city of Philadelphia in 1854. he 
was elected a member of the City Council from the Sixth Ward, serving in 
that capacity for one term, commencing May 7, 1855. During several 
sessions of Congress at Washington, he visited that city as corresponding 
editor, and a portion of the time of his residence there, he was, through the 
favor of his friend, Colonel John W. Forney, then Chief Clerk of the House of 
Representatives, employed as one of the assistant clerks. Dining the ad- 
ministration of Governor Pollock, oi Pennsylvania, he was appointed one 
of the Governor's aids, with the military title oi Colonel. Of this honor he 
was quite as proud as oi any literary distinction, and was ever pleased to 
be designated by that appellation. 

In 1853 he published "A Preliminary Treatise on the Law of Repul- 
sion as a Universal Law oi Nature.'' 8vo, pp. 64, and in 1854, "Educa- 
tional of Virginia ; the Personal Narrative of Mrs. Margaret Hong- 
lass, a Southern Woman, who was Imprisoned for One Month in the 
Common Jail of Norfolk, under the of Virginia, for the Crime of 
Teaching Free Colored Children to Read." i;mo, pp. 05. 

A friend, who was on terms of intimacy with Colonel Chester during his 
career in Philadelphia, thus briefly writes of him : "1 knew him well. He 
was a handsome man and a genial companion." Colonel Chester went to 
England in 1858. the primary object of his visit being to trace the geneal- 
ogj of his own English ancestry, particularly that of his mother's traditional 
descent from John Rogers, the Martyr of Smithfield. His visit was pro- 
tracted by his researches and endeavors to establish the correctness of this 
claim. As he himself has testified, those researches were SO thorough and 
minute that he became convinced there was little information of any value 
respecting the families bearing the name oi the martyr that could thence- 
forth be gleaned, at least from accessible and responsible sources. These 
labors and researches resulted in effectually falsifying the claim and dis- 

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pelling the tradition, and of establishing the fact that no blood of the martyr 
Hows m the veins of any one of the thousands of the New England brethren 
bearing the name of Rogers. But another result, and the immediate out- 
come of Colonel Chester's labors, was the production of the work which 
brought the author's name at once before the English public, and estab- 
lished his reputation as a thorough genealogist and historian. This was 
the " Memoir of John Rogers, the Compiler of the First Authorized Eng- 
lish Bible ; the Pioneer of the English Reformation, and its First Martyr. 
Embracing a Genealogical Account of His Family, Biographical Sketches 
of Some of His Principal Descendants, His Own Writings, etc., etc.," an 
8vo of 452 pages, published in London in October, 1861. 

Prior to this time he had resolved to return to his native country, but 
when the war of the Rebellion commenced, he " found himself," as he ex- 
pressed it, " so affiliated with friends on both sides of that contest that he 
felt disinclined to leave. While hesitating as to what should be his wisest 
course, he received a commission from the United States Government for 
a service which he could render it in England, and was happy to feel that 
he could thus serve his country, without being any more intimately mixed 
up with the struggle at home." 

It was during this period that, under the auspices of the then Dean of 
Westminster, he commenced his researches in the Abbey Registers. He 
soon became more thoroughly interested — infatuated with the work of gen- 
ealogical investigations. The privilege of access to other public as well as 
private records had begun to be accorded him. Not without great diffi- 
culties, and through prejudices which he patiently overcame, had he ob- 
tained the advantages this privilege gave him. A friend who visited him 
in the summer of 188 1, communicates to me the following facts, substan- 
tially as related to him by his host at that time : " When Colonel Chester 
commenced his labors, more than twenty years ago, he had to encounter 
a marked indifference on the part of those who had the custody of the 
records and papers referring to the emigration to this country. In other 
words, while they gave much time to the careful preparation of their own 
pedigrees, they did but little to try and preserve the connecting links with 
the Puritan descendants emigrating to New England in the early part of the 
seventeenth century. Again, the professional pedigree searchers, as a class, 
were not such as commended themselves to the authorities, and it was 
only after several years hard and faithful service, during which time Colonel 
Chester had furnished England herself with some of the results of his sys- 
tem, that his merits began to be recognized, and he was then consulted by 
eminent antiquarians and genealogists, and his briefs and proofs were put 
to the test, and became authority in many controverted questions." 

As early as the year 1866, Colonel Chester had made considerable prog- 
ress in the work of investigating, transcribing, and annotating the registers 
of Westminster Abbey, and it was in connection with this work that the 
"Marriage-allegations in the Bishop of London's Registry" a sealed book 
to all prior investigators, were opened to him. This and other like favors 
and privileges were accorded him partly through the influence of his per- 
sonal friend, the late Dean Stanley, but undoubtedly, in great measure, 
through the appreciation which now began to be publicly felt of the benefits 
to accrue to English history and biography from his investigations. As 
Colonel Chester stated to our informant at the interview above alluded to, 
he was now given "access, without being subjected to the surveillance of 

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attendants or the customary fees, to the British Museum, Westminster 
Abbey, and Somerset House." 

In the early part of the month of November, 1868, in the course of his 
investigations, Colonel Chester accidentally discovered, in the Bishop of 
London's Registry of Marriage Allegations, the first link in the chain of evi- 
dence which disclosed the parentage of the mother of the poet Milton, " a 
problem," says Professor Masson, in his recently published second edition 
of the "Life of Milton," " that had been waiting unsolved by native inge- 
nuity, for two hundred years." The most that had been previously known with 
certainty was that her Christian name was Sarah. John Aubrey, ' : antiquar- 
ian and gossip," who had been personally acquainted with Milton, and who 
furnished Anthony Wood, also Milton's contemporary, with the materials 
for the first published memoir of the poet, included in the " Athenae et Fasti 
Oxonienses," says she was a " Bradshaw" giving, in connection with this 
statement, a pedigree of the Bradshaw family, with their coat-of-arms. 
Then followed Edward Phillips, Milton's own nephew and pupil, and natu- 
rally presumed to have known who his own grandmother was, and who, 
writing in 1694, calls her " Sarah, of the family of the Casions, derived 
originally from Wales, a woman of incomparable virtue and goodness." 
But, from the year 16 10, there had existed in the Parish Register of All- 
hallows, Bread Street, London, where Milton's father and his family resided, 
the following entry, not unknown to later pedigree hunters: "The 22nd 
day of February, A 1610, was buried in this Parish, Mrs. Ellen Jefferys, 
the mother of Mr. John Mylton's wife, of this parish." Upon this appar- 
ently more official authority, later biographers asserted that the poet's 
mother must have been a Jeffery, but of an unknown and unidentified 

These accounts continued to puzzle the numberless biographers of the 
great poet until our own time, when, as Professor Masson forcibly expresses 
it, " Into this most unsatisfactory Bradshaw-Caston-Jefferys imbroglio there 
has descended a Hercules of Cenealogy. It was in 1868 that Colonel J. 
L. Chester, the Editor and Annotator of the Registers of Westminster Abbey, 
whose researches into the histories of English families are probably more 
miscellaneous and thorough than those of any other living man, came ac- 
cidentally upon a record definitely connecting Milton's mother with a Jef- 
fery stock ; and, of late, devoting a good deal of his time and skill to the 
investigation, expressly on its own account, he has succeeded in clearing 
up the whole subject to a degree beyond former hope." 

Want of space in the present paper will not allow fuller particulars of 
Colonel Chester's discovery. They will be found detailed at length in a 
communication published by him in the London Athenceum of November 
7, 1868, and also in a subsequent issue of the same paper of May 29, 1880, 
and embodied in Professor Masson's last edition of the first volume of the 
"Life of Milton." It may be sufficient to say that these discoveries 
clearly disclose the fact that she was Sarah, the eldest daughter of Paul 
Jeffrey, citizen and merchant tailor of London, and of a family of that name 
in East Hanningfield, Essex. 

We may well conceive that of this discovery Colonel Chester was 
reasonably proud. The full honor and distinction of its accomplishment 
are wholly his, and we doubt not will continue to be cheerfully accorded 
him so long as the great English poet's life and works shall be known and 

1882.] Joseph Lemuel Chester, D.C.L., LL.D. ie? 

As early as 1869 Colonel Chester had transcribed with his own hands 
the Matriculation Register of the University of Oxford. " This transcript is 
comprised in seven manuscript folio volumes, containing about two thou- 
sand five hundred pages, and extends from early in 1565 to the end of the 
year 1869. In these seven volumes there are the names of about one 
hundred thousand students, being all who matriculated during that period, 
with the dates of their matriculation, the college or hall to which they 
were attached, their respective ages at their last birthday, the places of 
their birth, and the names and rank of their fathers. Colonel Chester first 
transcribed personally the original registers, contained in twelve volumes 
of folio and quarto, then collated the names and dates, with the signatures 
of the students in the subscription book (all being required to subscribe to 
the "thirty-nine articles"), and so got every man's name as he actually 
wrote it himself, thus correcting many flagrant errors in the original regis- 
ters due to the carelessness of the bedels who made the entries. The 
transcript is thus made perfect and strictly accurate, while the original 
registers are not. This work alone occupied Colonel Chester twelve 
months. He then had the names transcribed on slips, then arranged 
alphabetically and chronologically, and then again transcribed into the 
present volumes. An index thus becomes unnecessary, and one can turn 
to any name of any date in an instant. The importance of the work thus ac- 
complished can hardly be overestimated. In case of the loss or destruc- 
tion of the originals, by fire or otherwise, this transcript would be priceless." 

" No such general matriculation register exists at Cambridge. The like 
facts can there be obtained only by examining the records of each college 
separately, and even then the details are not so full as at Oxford. The 
parents' names are rarely given. The entries usually merely give the stu- 
dent's name, age, county, and the school from which he went to Cambridge." 

In the summer of 1876, Colonel Chester completed and gave to the press 
the great work of his life, " The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Regis- 
ters of the Collegiate Church or Abbey of St. Peter, Westminster" with 
copious annotations and notes. This work is a large royal octavo vol- 
ume of 631 closely printed pages, 105 of which comprize an index of names 
— over 14,000 in all. Ten of the best years of the author's life were assid- 
uously and laboriously devoted to this task. It is gracefully dedicated 
" To her Majesty the Queen, as the head of the nation whose personal 
history it so greatly illustrates." 

This work, Colonel Chester allowed the Harleian Society of London, of 
which corporation he was one of the original promoters and founders, to 
issue as one of its series of publications for the members of the society, 
constituting the tenth volume of such publications, retaining, however, a 
number of copies for the benefit of himself and his friends : the most of 
which, it is understood, he used for presentation to his personal acquain- 
tances and to public libraries. In recognition and appreciation of the 
value of this contribution to English history and biography, unqualified 
commendation and praise were bestowed upon the author in all the re- 
views and popular journals of the time. All, without distinction of rank or 
station, quickly recognized the services of the plain, untitled foreigner, who 
had come over to work the great English mines of historic lore, which 
native delvers had failed to develop. 

On the organization of the Historical Society of Great Britain, in 1871, 
now the Royal Historical Society, Colonel Chester was elected a fellow and 

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one of its officers, the only American to whom such an honor was ac- 

It was but the concentration of the universal feeling of the whole Eng- 
lish nation, embodied in the Queen herself, when she, the Sovereign of 
the Realm, as a more significant token, presented him a complete set of the 
" Life of the Prince Consort" (in three vols., royal 8vo), writing, with her 
own hand, on the fly-leaf of each volume, his name and hers, adding, after her 
own name, the initials, R. et I., indicating both her Regal and Imperial 
titles, as well as the official character of the act. I may be permitted to 
add that the third and last volume, shortly after its publication, was sent 
by special messenger from the Queen herself, then at Balmoral, and by 
him delivered into Colonel Chester's own hands, in London. 

In our own country his services were also speedily recognized by 
the various Antiquarian, Historical, Genealogical, and Literary Societies 
throughout the States, making him an honorary or corresponding mem- 
ber. In 1877 the Trustees and Faculty of Columbia College, of this city, 
conferred upon him the degree of LL.D. Still another honor, although 
tardy, awaited him in England, from the ancient University of Oxford, 
which, on June 22, 1881, bestowed upon him the degree of Doctor of 
Civil Law, in acknowledgment of his services as a genealogist — the first 
and only instance, it is understood, in which that degree was given for 
such a cause. The engraving which accompanies this sketch is from a 
photograph taken at Oxford, at the time of receiving this honor. 

Meanwhile, and during all the years in which Colonel Chester had been 
going through these varied labors, with his own hands and brain, he had 
been working for numerous clients in this country, all seeking their Eng- 
lish ancestry through his researches, he constantly and promptly sending 
the results gathered with great perseverance, patience, and labor. Such 
investigations invariably required the careful but tedious examination of 
Parish Registers, Wills, Conveyances of Lands, Deeds, Visitations, Tax-lists, 
Church Tablets, Tombstones, etc. 

It would exceed our limits to state in detail the contributions Colonel 
Chester had freely made through the columns of the New England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register, of Boston, in reference to the English 
ancestry of American families. From the year 1863 to the time of his 
death, its pages have been the vehicle of these contributions. It may be 
safely affirmed that " scarcely a single work treating on pedigrees or mat- 
ters of family research has been published in the English language during 
the last twenty years which has not benefited by the stores of knowledge 
accumulated by his unwearied labors." 

During these years he likewise edited, for the Harleian Society, the 
Parish Registers of St. Dionis' Back-Church, published in 1878 ; of St. 
Mary Aldermary, in 1880, and of St. Thomas the Apostle, in 1881. He 
was also engaged, at the time of his death, in editing, in conjunction w ith 
Dr. J. J. Howard, the Visitation of London, 1633-34, of which one vol- 
ume appeared last year. 

The enormous collection of Manuscripts left by Col. Chester, relating 
mainly to the English ancestry of early emigrants to America, all of which 
were arranged by him with perfect regularity, and so systematically paged 
and indexed that any name can be traced with the utmost readiness, is 
another result of his thorough and extensive researches. This collection 
consists of Extracts from Parish Registers from nearly all the Counties 

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of England (87 folio volumes) ; a Complete Series of the Matriculations at 
the University of Oxford, more fully referred to above ; a Complete List 
of the Entrances at Gray's Inn from 1581 to 1781, arranged chronologi- 
cally ; five folio volumes of Marriage Licences, severally from the Bishop 
of London's Registry (152 1 to 1828) ; from the Faculty office of the Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury (1543 to 1569) ; and from the Vicar General's office 
of the Archbishop of Canterbury (1660 to 1679) ; Abstracts of Wills and 
Administrations, filling ten volumes ; a Collection of Pedigrees entitled 
" Chaos," and relating to Westminster Abbey, and other volumes of pedi- 
grees and miscellaneous matters, chiefly relating to the Adams, Chester, 
Hutchinson, Rogers, Taylor, Washington, Wentworth, and Whitmore fami- 
lies ; Miscellaneous Collections relating to the family of Rogers, and tabular 
pedigrees. It is understood the entire collection is being fully catalogued 
and will shortly be offered for sale. 

" Colonel Chester's personal appearance was in every way characteristic. 
Tall, of stout build, well proportioned, with long flowing gray beard, and a 
peculiarly kindly expression of countenance, he naturally prepossessed 
those with whom he came in contact at first sight, and his quiet and un- 
obtrusive manner at once commanded respect. Generous and genial in 
disposition far beyond most men, he was at the same time highly sensitive, 
and felt keenly any want of gratitude on the part of those who obtained 
his assistance in their researches, while, on the other hand, the most trivial 
attention shown him was accepted and valued with child-like simplicity 
and delight. Ever ready to afford to any one who asked him all the aid 
which his large collection could supply, he spent half his time in replying 
to the inquiries of his numerous correspondents, and it was rarely, how- 
ever much trouble it involved or time it took, that the desired information 
was not supplied by return of post. The only return he expected, though 
for that he never asked, was thanks. 

" Incessant work, and the sedentary life which it enforced, naturally told 
on what was, to all appearances, a robust constitution ; but till within a few 
weeks of his demise, the gout, from which he frequently suffered, was his only 
serious complaint. He spent a fortnight, last Christmas, as he had been in 
the habit of doing during most of his residence in England, at the house of 
his friend Mr. Cokayne, and seemed, though perhaps a little less active, 
much in his usual health and spirits. In February he was attacked by his 
old enemy, the gout, and though he did not rally as soon as usual, nothing 
serious was anticipated till the end of April, when his medical attendant, 
Mr. Cooper, suspected that he was suffering from disease of the nature of 
internal tumor. On May 5th Sir James Paget and Dr. Moxon, of Guys, 
examined him and pronounced the case to be that of cancerous tumor in 
the stomach, of considerable size and long standing, but not, of necessity, 
immediately fatal. These, or some such words, were told him by Sir 
James, and from that time he seemed to lose all heart, and never wrote a 
line more. He continued, however, to sit up in his library on an invalid 
couch, and though his voice became feeble, was able to converse with his 
friends till May 23d, when, though weak, he appeared much as usual; but 
on that night came an attack of bronchitis, then an abscess in the throat, 
and though he appeared to recover from both these, soon after midnight 
his strength gave way, and on the 25th he gradually sank, and at 10 a.m. 
on the 26th he expired. 

" On the last day of the month his funeral, which was of a private 

I c6 Priiyn Family — American Branch. [Oct., 

character, took place at Nunhead Cemetery. A large number, however, 
of his poorer neighbors, among whom he had so long resided, and to whom 
he had ever been a liberal and most kind benefactor, were present. The 
American Embassy was represented by Mr. E. S. Nadal, one of the Sec- 
retaries of Legation. The service was read by Dr. Bradley, Dean of West- 
minster, who thus, on behalf of himself and his Chapter, testified the respect 
due to one who had done so much toward illustrating the history of their 
glorious Abbey." 

One more and higher honor remains for our departed friend. It is 
announced that a tablet to his memory will shortly be erected within the 
Abbey. Although the grand work that has now effectually linked his 
name with that venerated pile constitutes for him a " monument more 
durable than brass," it was fitting this last earthly testimonial should also 
be his. 

Hinman's Puritan Settlers of Conn., 557-9. 
Caulkin's His. of New London, 145, 353. 
Probate Rec., New London. 

Hyde Genealogy, I., 442; II., 1 175 (Appendix B). 

MS. Letters of Leonard H. Chester, Esq., Henry R. Stiles, M.D., William H. Lee, 
Esq., Thompson Westcott, Esq., Henry A. Baker, Esq., and Augustine Chester, Esq. 
John T. Hassam in N. E. His. and Gen. Reg. for April, 1879. 
Colburn's New Monthly Magazine for June, 1881. 
George W. Marshall, LL.D., in the Genealogist for July, 1882. 
The Athenaeum of June 3, 1882. 
The Academy of same date. 


By John V. L. Pruyn, Jr. 

(Continued from p. 76.) 

(59) Francis C. Pruyn, of Albany, son of (41) Casparus Pruyn and 
Catharine Groesbeck ;f b. July 19, 1769 ; bp. by the Rev. Eilardus Wes- 
terlo (Samuel Pruyn, uncle, and Nieltje Ten Eyck, his wife) ; d. June 14, 
1837; m. Aug. 30, 1791, Cornelia Dunbar, b. Jan. 11, 1770 (William 
Dunbar, uncle ; Cornelia Du?ibar, probably nee Spoor, grandmother); d. 
July 12, 1844 ; dau. of Levinus Dunbar and Margaret Hansen,^ of Albany. 

He had issue : 

108. Casparus F., m. Anne Hewson. 

109. Catharine, m. Adrian Van Santvoord. 
no. Levinus, m. Brachie or Bridget Oblenis. 

in. David, b. Jan. 26, 1799 (Levinus Dunbar, grandfather; Mar- 
garet Hansefi, grandmother) ; died young. 

* The names of sponsors are placed in parenthesis, the surnames being in italics. 

+ By reference to the family of (60) David Pruyn, which follows, it will be seen that David Groesbeck, 
Catharine's father, was a descendant of the Schuylers. 

X Hendrick Hansen, a great-uncle of Miss Dunbar, was Mayor of Albany in 1698-9. Johannes Hansen, 
son probably of Hendrick, was Mayor in 1731-2 and in 1754-6. Their ancestor was Capt. Hans Hendrick- 
sen, whose male descendants took the name of Hansen. 

1882.] Pruyn Family — American Branch. 157 

112. Margaret, twin to (in) David, m. (81) William I. Pruyn. 

113. David, b. Nov. 20, 1801 (David Pruyn, uncle; Hibertie 
Lansing, his wife) ; died, it is said, at sea. 

114. Gertrude, m. Samuel Randall. 

115. Alida, m. William Boardman. 

116. Maria, m. David Bensen. 

117. Cornelia, m. Owen Munson. 


(60) David Pruyn, of Albany, son of (41) Casparus Pruyn and 
Catharine Groesbeck ; b. Aug. 24, 1771 (David Groesbeck, grandfather ; 
Sarah Groesbeck) ; d. Jan. 20, 1843 ; was married by the Rev. John Bas- 
sett, on Feb. 27. 1794, to Hibertie Lansing; b. July 26, 1773 (Jacob 
Jacobson Lansing, grandfather ; Willempie Winne) ; d. Sept. 2, 1855 ; 
dau. of Christopher Lansing and Sarah Van Schaick, of Albany (see page 

[David Groesbeck, the grandfather of (60) David Pruyn, was a son of 
William Claes Groesbeck and Gertrude Schuyler. Gertrude Schuyler was 
the eldest dau. of David Pieterse Schuyler and Catalyna Verpla?ick, dau. 
of Abraham Tsaacsen Verplanck, of New Amsterdam. 

Sarah Van Schaick, the mother of Hibertie Lansing, was the dau. of 
John Van Schaick and Alida Bogart. Alida Bogart was the dau. of Jacob 
Bogart and Catalyna, dau. of Peter Davidse Schuyler and Alida Van 

Peter Davidse Schuyler was the eldest son of David Pieterse Schuyler 
and Catalyna Verplanck. David Pieterse Schuyler and his brother Philip 
were among the early settlers of Albany, and came from Amsterdam. 
Their father was Pieter Schuyler or Schuylert, who was born at Cologne,* 
in Germany, but who settled in Amsterdam, marrying there, probably be- 
fore 1639, Catharina Buyck, dau. of Cors (son of Jan) Buyck. 

The Buyck family was one of the best and oldest families of Amster- 
dam, having produced, in the 15th and 16th centuries, many distinguished 
members of the city government.] 

At the time of the division of the Great or Collegiate Consistory of the 
Dutch Church of Albany, in November, 18 15, David Pruyn was Deacon. 
The Second Reformed Church then separated from the venerable mother 
organization, and he was during his life a Deacon and Elder, and, at the 
time of his death, the Presiding Elder of that Second Church. 

At his death, a memorial sermon was delivered in the Second Reformed 
Church by the pastor, the Rev. I. N. Wyckoff, D.D. 

Mrs. Pruyn was most eminent in all works of charity and piety, and 
most instrumental in establishing Sunday Schools in Albany, having been 
to New York in 181 5, to consult with Dr. Bethune, the so-called founder 
of American Sunday Schools. 

"In the month of June, 1816, Mrs. David Pruyn and Mrs. Christian 
Miller opened a school for girls in Green Street, having an efficient corps 

cf excellent women It is impossible to do justice to the 

abundance and profitableness of service for which this church is indebted 

* From researches made in 1881, by Mr. de Roever, archivist, at Amsterdam. 

tc$ Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Oct., 

to Mrs. David Pruyn. Though far from stalwart in her physical constitu- 
tion, she was incessant in her visitation of the sick and the poor, and in 
contriving plans that the vicious and neglected might be tempted to a bet- 
ter life by gospel appeal and incentive. The woman's prayer meeting, 
notice of which is still read on the Sabbath from this pulpit, had its origin 
in her suggestion and solicitude for a deeper and more active vein of piety 
in the sisterhood of the church. She was an energetic organizer and leader 
of the Female Bible Society of our city, of the Dorcas Society, and of the 
Tract Society. In the revival of 1820, she was unwearied in starting and 
conducting meetings for inquirers. Religion seemed woven into the tex- 
ture of her being, enveloping her as an atmosphere, the heart-life of her 
existence. No wonder that the blessing of God signally and steadily 
accompanied a church, when overshadowing and pervading it were the 
prayers and sanctity of this mother in Israel." (Historical Discourse of 
the Second Reformed Church, by the Rev. Dwight K. Bartlett, D.D., 
Pastor, March 6, 188 1.) 

At her death, a memorial sermon was delivered in the church by the 
pastor, the Rev. I. N. Wyckoff, D.D. Their children were: 

118. Christopher Lansing, b. Jan. 17, 1795 ; d. Feb. 25, 1795. 

119. Sarah, b. Aug. 5, 1796 (Christopher Lansings grandfather); 
d. Aug. 18, 1796. 

120. Lansing, b. Dec. 12, 1797 ; d. July 23, 1799. 

121. Catharine, b. Dec. 1, 1800; d. Dec. 4, 1800. 

122. Alida, b. Sept. 21, 1801 ; d. Oct. 7, 1801. 

123. John Van Schaick, b. Sept. 21, 1801 ; d. Oct. 3, 1801. 

124. Catharine, b. Feb. 14, 1803 (Casparus Pruyn, grandfather; 
Maria Pruyn, aunt). Still living. 

125. Lansing, m. Anna Mary Saltus. 

126. Casparus, b. April 2, 1809; d. Oct. 24, 1809. 

127. John Van Schaick Lansing, known as John V. L. ; m., 
firstly, Harriet Corning Turner; m., secondly, Anna Fenn 


(65) Francis I. Pruyn, son of (43) Jacob F. Pruyn and Hendrickie 
Van Buren; b. Jan. 31, 1781 (Casparus Pruyn, uncle; Catharine Groes- 
beck, his wife) ; d. Sept. 19, 1863; m. Jan. 23, 1808, Tenette De Forest, 
b. Jan 9, 1787 ; d. Feb. 5, 1859 ; dau. of Philip De Forest, of Guilderland, 
N. Y. 

He at one time lived in Charleston, Montgomery Co., N. Y., but sub- 
sequently removed to Sharon, Schoharie Co., N. Y., and had issue : 

128. Jacob, m. Catharine Holtzberger. 

129. Philip, m. firstly, Maria Ostrom ; secondly, Phoebe Lefferts 
Wyckoff; thirdly, Catharine Visscher. 

130. Henry, m. Ann Putman. 

131. Martin, m. Elizabeth Van Buren. 

132. Alida, m. Timothy Hutton. 


(81) William I. Pruyn, of Albany, b. March 31, 1787 (William Ver- 
planck, grandfather ; Lydia Verplanck) ; d. April 30, 1874; son of (47) 

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John Pmyn and Ariaantje Verplanck. He was a baker, and to him the 
public are indebted for what is known as the " Pruyn New Year Cake." 
He married, firstly, Dec. 30, 18 17, Cornelia T. B. Hilton, and had issue : 

133. John, b. Nov. 2, 1819. 

He m. secondly, Aug. 18, 1838, (112) Margaret Pruyn, b. Jan. 26, 
1799 (Levinus Dunbar, grandfather; Margaret Hansen, grandmother) ; 
dau. of (59) Francis C. Pruyn and Cornelia Dunbar. 


(83) Rynier Pruyn, b. Aug. 7, 1793 ; d. Aug. 17, 1862 ; son of (47) 
John Pruyn and Ariaantje (Adriana) Verplanck ; m. Jan. 1, 1822, Eliza 
Hills, b. April 27, 1802 ; d. April 17, 1866; dau. of Samuel and Harriet 
Hills. He had issue : 

134. Harriet Philinda, b. Oct. 16, 1822 ; m. Thomas Sturgeon, 
and had three children. 

135. John Samuel, m. Melvina Rowena Holmes. 

136. Rhoda Matilda, b. Aug. 8, 1826; d. March 3, 1881 ; m. 
Peter Jacobus, d. May 12, 1879. 

137. James Henry, b. Nov. 25, 1828; d. Dec. 12, 1828. 

138. Louisa Cornelia, b. Oct. 30, 1829 ; d. July 17, i860. 

139. William Wallace, b. May 10, 1832 ; m. Mary McLane, and 
has a daughter Mary. 

140. Sarah Lilly, b. Oct. 23, 1834; d. July 23, 1864; m. Wil- 
liam Tiffany, and had a son, Burt. 

141. Gilbert Nelson, b. Oct. 10, 1838; d. Dec. 30, 1855. 

142. Zada Maria, b. Aug. 20, 1845 ; d. Dec. 27, 1846. 


Cornelius William Groesbeck, or Groesbeeck, of Albany, b. Oct. 
20, 1777; d. April 16, 1865 ; son of William Groesbeck and Catharine 
Van Deusen ; m. March 27, 1806, (84) Jeannette or Jane Pruyn, b. Aug. 
27, 1787 ; d. Jan. 22, 1830 ; dau. of (48) Reinier Pruyn and Jane Goewey. 
His father, his brother David, and himself were the last of the voorzingers 
or voorlezers in the Dutch churches at Albany. He had issue : 

Stephen, for many years Secretary of the Albany Insurance Com- 
pany ; b. Jan. '12, 1811; d. March 29, 1873; m - J une rI » 
1833, Sylvia Ann Willard, and had 

(a) Jane Pruyn, b. March 28, 1834 ; m. June 19, i860, An- 

drew J. Mcintosh, of Utica, N. Y. 

(b) Prances, b. Feb. 25, 1839. 

Gloranah, b. Sep. 22, 1813; d. May 6, 1865; m. Cicero Love- 
Maria, b. Jan. 25, 1816 ; d. Sept. 1, 1873. 
Catharine, b. Nov. n, 182 1 ; m. Richard Northrup. 

David Storm Benway (Benoit). merchant, of Buskirk's Bridge, N. Y. ; 
b. March 18, 1775 ; d. Jan. 9, 1864 ; son of John Benway and Maria Storm, 
of Schaghticoke, N.Y.; m. Dec. 24, 1801, (87) Magdalena Pruyn, b. Dec. 

160 Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Oct., 

24, 1779; d. July 20, 1845 '» dau. of (51) Francis Samuel Pruyn and Maria 
Van Ness. He had issue : 

Nellie Maria, b. May 27, 1805 ; d. Aug. 10, 1843. 

John Francis, b. March 9, 181 7, now living at Tiashoke, N. Y. 

(89) Hendrick Van Ness Pruyn, of Oak Hill, N. Y. ; b. Feb. 5, 
1783 ; d. Dec. 7, 1859 ; son of (51) Francis Samuel Pruyn and Maria Van 
Ness; m. Nov. 13, 1807, Hannah Norton ; b. June 6, 1779; d. March 19, 
1862 ; dau. of Ichabod Norton and Hannah Patten, of Fair Haven, Mass. 
He had issue : 

143. Francis Ichabod Norton, b. Aug. 13, 1809 ; m. Oct. 2, 
1836, Mary Smith Bailey. One child — a boy. 

144. Charlotte Ann, m. Charles Wesley Grover. 

145. Mary Magdalen, m. Norman Fowler. 

146. Ellen Catherine, b. Feb. 28, 1815; d. Aug. 13, 1881. 

147. William Norton, m. Delia Amanda Wright. 

148. Abram Norton, m. Rachel Maria Larmon. 

149. Samuel, m. Eliza Jane Baldwin. 


(90) Jacob Ten Eyck Pruyn, b. Jan. 12, 1785 ; d. Aug. 26, 1865 ; 
son of (51) Francis Samuel Pruyn and Maria Van Ness; m. July 20, 1816, 
Neiltje Knickerbacker, b. June 12, 1790 ; dau. of Johannes Knickerbacker 
and Lysbet Winne, of Schaghticoke, N. Y. He had issue : 

150. Francis, b. May 13, 1818. He was always a consistent 
Democrat, an earnest member of the community, and an up- 
right man. He made a large fortune, and was liberal in his 
distribution of it. He had at one time large lumber and tim- 
ber yards at Brooklyn, N. Y. He died Oct. 28, 1880, at 
Mechanicsville, N. Y. 

151. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 1820; d. Oct. 23, 1833. 

152. John Knickerbacker, m. Mary Catharine Lansing. 

153. Jacob, b. Nov. 13, 1832 ; m. Isabel Darby, but died Dec. 14, 
i860, a few months after his marriage. 


(91) Gerrit Pruyn, of Buskirk's Bridge, N. Y., b. May 5, 1787 ; d. 
April 9, 1830, son of (51) Francis Samuel Pruyn and Maria Van Ness ; 
married Dec. 26, 1806, Rebecca Van Vechten ; b. Jan. 16, 1793 ; d. Nov. 
25, 1 83 1 ; dau. of Walter Van Vechten and Jane Fundy, of Buskirk's 
Bridge, N. Y. He had issue : 

154. Jane Maria, was the first wife of William Cotton. 

155. Catalina, m. Edmund Grover. 

156. Alida, b. July 17, 1813; d. at Richmond, Ind., in 1836; m. 
Joseph Grover. 

157. Walter Van Vechten, m. Sarah Nancy Kibby. 

158. Magdalen, b. March 3, 181 7, m. Keyes, and went 

far West — no further trace. 

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159. Francis, m. Achsah Williams. 

160. Elizabeth, was the second wife of William Cotton. 

161. Charlotte, b. Sept. 26, 1823; d. Feb. 20, 1826. 

162. Harriet, b. May 4, 1825. Now deceased. 

163. Abraham Garret, m. Zenetta White. 

164. Isaac Newton, m. Maria Ann Swatman. 

165. Harmon Van Vechten, b. Oct. 6, 1829 ; d. Sept. 17, 1830. 


Lodowecus Viele, of Buskirk's Bridge, N. Y.; b. March 30, 1784; 
d. Sept. 23, 1850 ; son of Stephen Viele and Sarah Toll, of Saratoga, N. 
Y.; m. Dec. 31, 1806, (93) Hannah Pruyn, b. March 9, 1791 ; d. Aug. 
8, 1874; dau. of (51) Francis Samuel Pruyn and Maria Van Ness. He 
had issue : 

Stephen, b. April 9, 1808; d. Oct. 5, 1873; m. June 8, 1836, 
Jemima, b. July 27, 181 2 ; dau. of Cornelius Waldron and 
Jane Van Wie, of Waterford, N. Y. 
Magdalanah, b. Feb. 18, 1810; d. March 26, 1859. 
Francis Pruyn, b. Feb. 13, 1812; d. March 15, 1857; m. Nov. 
1835, Elizabeth, b. May 3, 18 14 ; dau. of James Reid and 
Margaret Dow, of Westmoreland, N. Y. 
Sarah Toll, b. March 10, 18 14. 
Lewis Fort, b. Feb. 18, 1816 ; d. Oct. 19, 1820. 
Abraham Pruyn, b. Feb. 13, 1818 ; d. Dec. 25, 1819. 
Ellen Maria, b. Feb. 6, 1820; m. June 19, 1841. Watson San- 
ford, b. June 12, 1820, son of Ira Sanford and Mahala East- 
man, of Roxbury, Conn. 


(94) John Pruyn, of Buskirk's Bridge, N. Y., b. March 25, 1793; d. 
Dec. 25, 1878 ; son of (51) Francis Samuel Pruyn and Maria Van Ness; 
m. Dec. 9, 1815, Rebecca Fonda, b. March 20, 1793 ; dau. of Douw Isaac 
Fonda and Phoebe Taylor, of Halfmoon, N. Y. He had issue : 

166. Phoebe Taylor, m. Daniel Hilt. 

167. Abram Francis, m., firstly, Laura Cecelia Barden ; m., sec- 
ondly, Mary Ann Forman. 

168. John Fonda, m., firstly, Rhoda Ann Groesbeck ; m., sec- 
ondly, Abbie Mandeville House. 

169. Maria, m. Brice Martin Henry. 

170. Joshua, b. Aug. 17, 1827 ; d. Feb. 25, 1828. 


(95) Francis Pruyn, of Buskirk's Bridge, N. Y., b. Jan. 31, 1795 ; d. 
June 18, 1869; son of (51) Francis Samuel Pruyn and Maria Van Ness, 
m. Jan. 23, 1817, Ann Fort, b. July 23, 1796 ; d. March 9, 1879 ; dau. of 
Garret Fort and Rhoda Ann Worden, of Easton, Washington Co., N. Y.; 
and had issue : 

171. Rhoda Ann, b. Nov. 22, 1817 ; d. Nov. 25, 1848 ; m. about 
Sept., 1843, Abram Van Veghten, b. about 181 2 ; d. Nov. 

1 62 Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Oct., 

19, 1843, son of Dow Van Veghten and Rebecca Gordon, of 
Eagle Bridge, N. Y. No issue. 

172. Cathaline Maria, b. Jan. 27, 1822 ; d. March 19, 1876; ni. 
Sept., 1865, Walter Van Veghten Henry, b. Oct. 10, 1823 ; 
d. Nov. 10, 1 88 1 ; son of Hiram Henry and Lydia Van 

173. Daniel Fort, m. Tallota Sharp. 

174. Mary Frances, b. May 4, 1830; d. Jan. 16, 1835. 

175. Mary Frances, b. June 14, 1839; d. June 23, 1861. 


Derick Martin Van Buskirk, of Buskirk's Bridge, N. Y., b. Sept. 23, 
1797 ; d. Oct. 13, 1849 • son of Martin Van Buskirk and Maria Van Ness, 
of Cambridge, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 16, 1817, (96) Cathalina Van Ness or 
Tremper Pruyn, b. Nov. 28, 1796 ; d. March 14, 1881 ; dau. of (51) Francis 
Samuel Pruyn and Maria Van Ness. He had issue : 

Francis Pruyn, b Oct. 18, 1818; m. Oct. 21, 1841, Eliza Maria, 
b. May 13, 1820; d. Feb. 27, 1882; dau. of Jacob Quacken- 
bush and Elizabeth Groesbeck, of Cambridge, N. Y. 

Philip Henry, b. March 23, 1821 ; m. Dec. 31, 1851, Catherine 
Ann, b. Sept. 16, 1828 ; dau. of John Waker King or Kink 
and Susan Irwin, of Lansingburg, N. Y. 

Jacob Tremper, b. May 5, 1823 ; m. April 5, 1849, Phcebe Saman- 
tha Syron, b. April 12, 1824; dau. of Jacob Price Syron and 
Anna Bockoven, of Galen, Wayne Co., N. Y. 

A Son, b. Jan. 17, 1825 ; d. Jan. 28, 1825. 

Anna Maria, b. May 24, 1826 ; d. Jan. 24, 1849. 

Martha, b. Sept. 10, 1833 ; d. April 30, 187 j. 


(98) Maria Hallenbeck Pruyn (not Maria Frances), b. July 9, 1801 ; 
d. March 25, 1862 ; dau. of (51) Francis Samuel Pruyn and Maria Van 
Ness ; married, firstly, Feb. 28, 1823, Jacob Tremper, her cousin, b. about 
1797 ; d. April 27, 1824 ; and son of Lawrence Tremper and Catalina Van 
Ness. She m. secondly, March 4, 1828, James Francis Patterson, b. 
July 18, 1805 ; d. April 27, 1882 ; son of Thomas Patterson. 

Mr. Patterson lived at Staunton, Va., coming there from Winchester 
in 1822, to engage in mercantile pursuits. P'or thirty-seven years he was 
clerk of the Hustings Court of Staunton, and for a very long period clerk 
of the City Council, of the Board of Directors of the Deaf and Dumb and 
Blind Institution, and of the Thornrose Cemetery Company. He became 
a member of the Masonic Lo,dge in 1828, and for more than a quarter of 
a century was Secretary of the Lodge and Chapter, and for ten years 
Recorder of the Commandery. He was also a trustee of the Presbyterian 
Church, and was in many ways one of the leading citizens of Staunton. 

He left issue : 

James Francis, living near Dunmore, Pocahontas Co., W. Va., b. 
Aug. 10, 1829 ; m. Rachel A. Gilmore, dau. of Alexander and 
Sarah Gilmore, and had issue: (a) Jesse Howard, b. July 16, 

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1859. (b) James Alexander, b. Aug. 16, 1862. (c) Sarah 
Maria, b. April 15, 1865. (d) Thomas Stuart, b. Nov. 9, 1866. 
(e) Mary Elizabeth, b. April 6, 1873. (0 Frank Pruyn, b. 
June 2, 1874. 

Henry Martyn, b. June 8, 1831 or 1832; grad. at University of 
Virginia, in June, 185 1 ; now a physician at Monterey, High- 
land Co., Va. He m. July 21, 1857, Emma Jane Campbell, 
b. Aug. 24, 1839 ; dau. of John Campbell and Sarah John- 
son. He has issue: (a) Annie Maria, b. May 13, 1858; d. 
April 24, 1882. (b) Lillie Gertrude, b. April 29, i860, (c) 
Mary Kate, b. March 20, 1862. (d) John Baldwin, b. Jan. 15, 
1864 ; d. June 8, 1864. (e) Gracie Campbell, b. Aug. 25, 
1868. (f) Sallie Pruyn, b. Jan. 23, 1870. (g) Elsie Minor, b. 
May 20, 1874. (h) Wilber Edwin, b. July 5, 1876. (i) Edna 
Lee, b. Sept. 28, 1881. 

John Howard, of Green Bank, Pocahontas Co., W. Va., b. Jan. 
14, 1834 ; m. in i860 Evalene Margaret Slaven ; dau. of Jacob 
G. and Eleanor Slaven ; and has issue : (a) Eleanor Maria, b. 
Nov. 17, 1864. (b) Mary Mildred, b. Aug. 15, 1867. (c) 
James Henry, b. Jan. 16, 1870. (d) Hattie May, b. May 31, 
1872. (e) Edward Howard, b. Dec. 28, 1874. (f) Edith 
Rowena, b. April 1, 1879. (g) Lillian Ethel, b. Dec. 6, 1881. 

Sarah Maria, b. Nov. 15, 1835 ; d. June 14, 1859; m - James G. 
Laird, and had issue : (a) James Edwin, b. June 6, 1859. 

Samuel Pruyn, of Huntersville, Pocahontas Co., W. Va., b. July 
31, 1839; m. July 5, 1866, Elizabeth Rachel Campbell, dau. of 
Benjamin B. and Margaret Campbell, and had issue : (a) Harry 
Pruyn, b. May 25, 1867; (b) Margie Campbell, b. Feb. 25, 
1869 ; (c) Anna Mary, b. July 25, 1873. 

Mary Virginia, of Staunton, b. June 22, 1841 or 1843. 


(99) Samuel Francis Pruyn, now of Davenport, Iowa, b. May 7, 
1803, son of (51) Francis Samuel Pruyn and Maria Van Ness; m. firstly, 
Oct. 19, 1830, Mary Sears, b. Jan. 15, 1809; d. Jan. 19, 1839; dau. °f 
Dr. Isaac Sears and Mary Sampson, of Stillwater, N. Y. He had issue : 

176. Charles Thompson, b. Aug. 20, 1831 ; d. in the Union Army 
at Vicksburg in 1864. 

177. Edward Van Ness, b. about 1835 ; d. young. 

Samuel Francis Pruyn m. secondly, Sept. 21, 1840, Mary Sears, b. 
Oct. 26, 1816 ; d. Nov. 3, 1866 ; a cousin of his first wife and dau. of Rev. 
Reuben Sears and Sarah Fitch ; and had issue : 

178. Mary Sears, m. Russell Warren Calkins. "* 

179. Sarah Fitch, b. Feb. 14, 1843. 

180. Edward, b. July 17, 1844. 

181. Reuben, b. Aug. 26, 1846; d. June 23, 1849. 

182. Maria Van Ness, m. Volney Stewart Janes. 

183. Anna Cynthia, b. March 24, 185 1. 

184. Emma Dale, m. George M. Schmidt. 

185. Samuel Frederick, b. April 9, 1856. 

1 64 \Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Oct., 


(106) Samuel Pruyn, merchant, was born in Albany, April 25, 1800, 
and was the son of (55) Capt. John S. Pruyn and Margaret Lansing. In 
all his habits, thoughts, and associations he was a thorough Albanian. 
No man perhaps was better acquainted with the local history of the Capi- 
tal City or took a deeper interest in the men and incidents of the past. 
He was the first to prepare a genealogical tree of the Pruyn family, and, 
had he lived, would undoubtedly have prepared a genealogy similar to this 
one. A man of retiring disposition, he had few intimate friends, but he 
was well known and universally respected. Although greatly absorbed by 
business cares, he held various local offices with marked ability, and was 
at one time Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Albany County, and, 
for many years an Inspector of the Albany Penitentiary. He was a mem- 
ber of the Second Reformed Dutch Church (then located in Beaver 
Street), treasurer, secretary, and president of its board of trustees, and one 
of the deacons of the church. He owned the old "Pruyn Homestead" 
on North Pearl Street and Maiden Lane, mentioned previously. Col. 
Pruyn, as he was always called, held every position in the Albany Rifle 
Regiment, from private to colonel, being elected to the latter place in 
1825. He died Feb. 18, 1862. 

He m., firstly, Oct. 12, 1822, Helen Vandervoort, b. Jan. 5, 1804; d. 
Oct. 28, 1836; dau. of James Vandervoort and Ann Schuyler, of Albany; 
and had issue : 

186. Margaret, m. Cornelius James Roosevelt. 

187. Anna, b. May n, 1827 ; d. Sept. 10, 1842. 

188. Sarah, m. David Ellicott Evans Mix. 

189. Helen, was the first wife of Stephen Girard Wood. 

190. John Samuel, m. Harriet Anna Porter. 

Mr. Pruyn, m. secondly, Aug. 15, 1838, Mary Putnam, b. March 31, 
1820; dau. of Elisha Putnam and Esther Johnson, of Albany, and of the 
family of Putnam, which gave Gen. Israel Putnam to the War of Inde- 
pendence. Mrs. Mary Putnam Pruyn, known as Mrs. Mary Pruyn, has 
always been actively engaged in mission work. She was the founder of two 
Industrial Schools and "The House of Shelter" in Albany. In May, 1871, 
she went to Japan as a missionary under the auspices of "The Woman's 
Union Missionary Society," of New York City. She established at Yokohama 
the first institution for the education of girls in that country, and remained 
there nearly five years, when she returned to America. This institution, 
known as " The American Mission Home," is still in operation, and has 
been the means of doing a great and good work among the Japanese. 

Mrs. Pruyn is the author of "Grandmamma's Letters from Japan," etc. 
By this marriage there are issue : 

191. Agnes, m. Robert Strain. 

192. Charles Elisha, of whom hereafter. 

193. Samuel Stephen, b. Nov. 17, 1842 ; d. Aug. 14, 1844. 

194. Edward Putnam, b. Dec. 24, 1844; d. June 21, 1856. 

195. Samuel S., m. Jane Agnes Lasher. 

196. Mary Esther, m. Worthington de la Grange. 

197. Francis Warrenaer, b. April 30, 1851 ; d. June 23, 1852. 

198. Annie Warrenaer, b. April 7, 1854; d. Jan. 21, 1857. 

k882.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 



A° 1695 [Mart. 

den 17 diet, 
den 20 diet. 
den 24 diet. 


den 31 diet, 
den 3 Apr. 


den 7 diet. 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued front Vol. XIII., p. 70, of The Record.) 


Charles Crocker, An- Johannes, 
na Wessels. 

T h e ft n i s Q ft i c k, Neeltje. 

Vrouwtje Haring. 
Jan Barentszen, Mar- Aernoftt. 

ritje Webbers. 
Simon Van Esch, Cornelis. 

Rachel Van Deu- 


Jan Van Stryen, An- Marritje, 

na Van der Poel. 
Nicolaes Backer, Ca- Neeltje. 

tharina Croeser. 

Schermer- Jannetje. 

S a m ft e 1 Broftwer, Matthys. 

Grietje Smith. 
Gerrit Gerritsz, de Abraham. 

Jonge, Niesje Pie- 

Johannes Janszen, Sara. 

Albertj e Barents. 
Jonathan Wrigt, Jonathan. 

Wyntje Simons. 
Philip Frenck, Juni- Philip. 

or, Anna Philips. 


Pieter Jacobszen Marifts, 
Warnaer Wessels, en 
Syn hftysvr. Elisabeth 

Theftnis Douwen, Maria 

Aernout Webber, en Syn 
hftysvr. Jannetje. 

Rip Van dam, Anna Van 

Cornelis Vilen, Jannetje 
Van Feftrden. 

Thomas Liewens, Maria 

Van der Poel. 
Volckert Hendricxen 

Bries, Maria Loocker- 

Isaacq Van Tilbftrg,Han- 

na Smith. 
Helmich Roelofszen, Fyt- 

je Gerrits. 

Johannes Hardenbroeck, 

Sara Jans. 
Jftstfts Bosch, Claesje 

Fredrick Philipszen, Ca- 

tharina Van Cortlant. 









1 66 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Oct., 

[Translation. 1 







Op't. Silvere Doopbecken onser Kercke. 

Op't blote water stelt geen hoop, 

't was beter noyt gebooren: 

Maer, ziet iets meerder in de Doop, 

(Zo' gaet men noyt verlooren ;) 

[696] Hoe Christus met syn dierbaer. Bloedt 

My reynigt van myn Zonden, 

En door syn Geest my leven doet, 

En wast myn Vuyle Wonden. 

Henricus Selyns 

Eccles* Neo Eboracensis. 

't gemelte doopbecken heeft gekost per silver, maecken en snyden, 
ontrent 20 silvere ducatons, of f 63 gld. Holl ts . 

[On the Silver Baptismal font of our church. 

Do not put your hope in the simple water baptism alone, better was it 
never to be born. 

But behold something more in baptism (for that will prevent you of get- 
ting lost.) 

How Christ's precious blood, cleanses me from my sins, 

And now I may live through his spirit, and be wash't of my filthy wounds. 

Henricus Selyns, 

Minister of New York. 

The said silver baptismal font cost in making and engraving about twenty 
silver ducats or 63 guilders Holland money.] 



den 10 Apr. Jeuriaen Nagel, Jan- Jan. Philip Holckertszen, An- 

netje Philips. netje Philips, 

den 14 diet. Jan Will. Romen, Jannetje. Jan Hendricxen Brevoort 

Maria Bastiaens. en Hester Van Gelder. 

Eodem. Bartholemeus le Jan. Pieter le Roux, Alida 

Roux, GeertruytV. Thomas. 


1 882.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 167 


Eodem. Abraham Zantvoort, Sytie. 

Frouwtje V. Hoo- 

den 2i diet. Barent Verkercken, Johannes. 

Rachel Van der Grist. 
Eodem. Nicolaes Van der Debora. 

Grist, Barentje Ver- 
Eodem. RobbertSinclaer,Ma- James. 

ria Duycking. 
Eodem. P i e t e r Lucaszen, Abraham. 

Maria Jans. 
Eodem. Johannes Hybon, Barent. 

Geertriiyt Brestede. 
den 24 d. Gerrit Vilen, Jannet- Sara. 

je V. Feurden. 
Eodem. Willeni Francis, Jan- Jannetje. 

netje Willems. 
den 28 d. de H r Major Charles Elisabeth. 

Lodowyck, Marga- 

riet Meynders. 
Eodem. Gerrit Borger, Sara Johannes. 

den 2 May. Albertiis Ringo, Jan- Cornelis. 

netje Stoutens, 
den 5 diet. Arent Schuyler, Jen- Casparus. 

neken Teller. 

den 12 d. Pieter de Mil, Maria Catharina. 
[698] Van der Heul. 

den 22 dicto. Johannes Van de Wa- Elsje. 
ter, Baefje Jans. 

den 26 dicto. Claes Van Tienho- Debora. 
ven, Marritje Abra- 

Eodem. Willem Appel, Mag- Simon, 

dale n a Simons. 

den 31 dicto. Lucas Kierstede, Ra- Jesse, 
chel Kin. 

Eodem. Gerrit Onckelbag, Adam. 

Elisabeth Van 

Eodem. Isaacq Andrieszen, Willem. 

Prudensje Woodard. 

den 2 Jun. Theunis Harpen, So- Jan. 
phia VVilzee. 

den 12 dicto. Richard Glover, Ma- Elisabeth, 
ria Cop. 

Eodem. Leendert Van der Annetje. 

Grist, Christina Els- 


Jan Herparding, Aeltje 

Daniel Veenvos, Grietje 
Van der Grist. 

Roelof Verkercken, Ca- 
tharina Simons. 

Johannes Hooglant, Sytie 

Crissy Bastiaenszen, Do- 

rothe France. 
Simon Brestede, Maria 

Cornelis Jacobszen, Ger- 

ritje Villen. 
Lodowyck Van den Berg, 

Agnietje Post. 
Samuel Meynard, en syn 
Huysvr. Annetje Everts. 

Jerouymus Rappalie, en 

syn hiiysvrouw. 
Willem VValdron, Geertje 

Brant Schuyler, Susanna 

Schrick, H. V. Cap* 

Johannes Van der Heul, 

Anna de Mil. 
Manus Borger, Elsje Bor- 
Lucas Van Tienhoven,en 
syn huysvr. Tryntie 

Jan Doiiw, Hester Van 

Jacobus en Jesse Kip, 

Catharina Kierstede. 
Jan Van Hoorn, Dina 
Van Schayck. 

Pauliis Turck, Junior, 
Jannetje Woodard. 

Theunis VViltzee, Grietje 

Jan Tddor, Senior, Doro- 
thea Beard. 

Christoffel ) 

Annetje j 



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


Eodeni. Willem Post, Aeltje Jannetje. 

den 19 diet. Abraham Berckoven, Lysbeth. 

Cornelia Caljers. 
Eodem. Gerrit Diiycking, Ma- Gerardus. 

ria Abeels. 

Eodem. Jan Feeck, Elisabeth Anna. 


Eodem. Reynier V. Stichelen, Jan. 

Jannetje Van 

den 23 diet. Jan Ryder, Ariaentje Herck. 

Her ex. 
Eodem. Olfert Sourt, Marga- Aeltje. 

reta Cloppers. 
den 23 diet. Claes Van Heynin- Sara. 

gen, Jannetje Kier- 

Eodem. Joseph Smith, Maria Benjamin, 


den 26 diet. Cornell's Eckens,Wil- Jan. 

lemtje Vlierboom. 
Eodem. ThomasTurneur,Ma- Magdalena. 

ria Oblinus. 
Eodem. Samuel Burges, Maria Maria. 

den 30 diet. John Dinny, Elsje Annetje. 


Eodem. P i e t e r Fredricxen, Jonas. 

Elsje Pieters. 
Eodem. Jacobus Verplanc- Philip. 

k e n, Margareta 

den 3 Jul. Caspar Joosten, Maria Abraham. 

Eodem. Thomas Man, Niesje Thomas. 

Mones. Lysbeth. 


den 7 Jul. Thomas Maesten, Thomas. 

Maria Jans. 
Eodem. de H r Willem Nicols, Jeremias. 

Anna Van Rens- 

den 10 diet. Cornelis de Peyster, Cornelia. 

Maria Banckers. 


Jan Hanszen, Jannetje 

Joris Horn, Annetje Cal- 

M r Johannes Abeel, Ge- 
rardtis Beeckman, Ma- 
ria Sinclaer. 

Cornelis Vile, Maria Kip, 
huvsvr. Van D i r c k 
Hoogl 1 . 

Jan Van Hoorn, en syn 
huysvr. Catharina 

Coenraedt ten Eyck, 
Margariet Buytenhuys. 

Cornelis Clopper, Dina 

Barent Bosch, Sdsanna 

John Tudor, en Benjamin 
Phips, Catharina de 
Peyster, h. v. Col nl 

Cornelis Swits, Apollona 

Thomas Gleave, en syn 
huysvr. Hester Sebra. 

Belitje Quickhuys, 
huysvr. Van Gerrit Co- 

Joost Paloing, Catharina 

Jacobus Kip, Geertriiyd 
Schuyler, h. v. Col nl 
Cortl 1 . 

Arent Fredricxen, Hester 

Domingo Polus en Doro- 
thea Brasilia, Daniel 
Franszen en Isabel 

Thomas Gleave, Hester 

Kiliaem Van Renselaer, 
Andries Teller, Junior, 
Maria Van Renselaer. 

Evert Bancker, Cornelia 
de Peyster. 

i882.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


A 1695. 



den 14 diet 

Salomon Boogaert, 
Anna Bratt. 



Aert Elbertszen, Ca- 
tharina Vrelant. 



Jan Corszen, Metje 


Eodem. Isaacq Kip, Sara de Jacob. 


den 21 d. Robbert Whyt, Elisabeth. 

Eranckje Sandery. 
Eodem. Johannes du Mortier, Maria. 

Rachel Thienhoven. 

Eodem. Johannes Beeckman, Johannes. 

Aeltje Thomas. 

Eodem. Isaacq de Riemer, Susanna. 

Aeltje Wessels. 
den 24 diet Abraham Montagne, Theiinis. 

Rebecca Theiinis. 
Eodem. Herman Joriszen, Joris. 

Neeltje Staets. 

den 7 Aug. Cornelis Hendricxen, Marritje. 

Sara Schilman. 
den 11 dicto. Jacob Cool, Barber Geertje. 

Eodem. Carsten Leiirszen, Abraham. 

Jiin., Petronella 
Van d r Heul. 

den 18 dicto. Sirao n Claesen, Jacob 
Tryntje Gerrits. Rachel 

Eodem. Willem Parrent, Elis- Josias. 

abeth Sickels. 
den 21 dicto. Dirck Volckerszen, Pieter. 
Maria Wip. 

den 25 dicto. Marten Wiltson, Ma- Johannes, 
ria Van Wyck. 

Eodem. Johannes Janszen, Catharina. 

Susanna Fel. 
den 1 Sept Cornelis Van De- Maria. 

venter, Anna Van 



Isaacq Bratt, Geesje Lie- 

Enoch Vrelant, Grietie 

Johannes Hardenbroeck, 
Margareta Meynders, 
h. v. Col nl Lodowyc. 

Johannes en Jacop Kip, 
Sara du Mill, huysv. 
Isaacq de Mill. 

Bartholomews Leroux, 
Tryntje Van Rollegom. 

Claes Van Thienhoven, 
Tryntie Bording, h. v. 
Lucas Van Thienho- 

Laurens Thomaszen Po- 
pinga, Johanna Lopey, 
h. v. Henr. Beeckman. 

Uziel Van Swieten, Maria 
de Foreest. 

Bastiaen Michielszen, Jo- 
hanna Montagne.| 

Pieter Staets, en syn 
hiiysvr. Annetje Van 

Jacobus Kock, Lysbeth 
de Boog. 

Abraham Moll, Tryntje 

Abraham Van der Heul, 
Geertje Quick, h. v. 
Carsten Leiirszen, Se- 

Herman Coninck, en 
Hilletje Hoist, Pieter 
Legrandje en Anna 

Robbert Sickels, Geer- 
truyd Riddenaerts. 

Claes Volckerszen, Anna 
Van Cleeft, h. v. Philip 

Meyndert Wiltson, Mar- 
gariet Meyerings, h. v. 
Hendr. Wiltson. 

Robbert Greex, Cornelia 
de Peyster. 

Ottho Van Thuyl, Geer- 
triiyd Van Thuyl. 

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A 1695, 



Caspar Mebie, Elisa- Fredricx. 

beth Shuermans. 


Barent Waldron, Jan- Resolveert, 

netje Jans. 


Gerrit Bras, Cathari- Geertje. 

na Hardenbroeck. 

den 4 dicto. 

Jan Ricx, Catharina Johannes. 



Thomas Aten, Elsje Adriaen. 


den 8 diet 

Willem Pel, Lysbeth Samuel. 

Van Thiiyl. 

den 9 diet. 

Janmoor Roos. Elisabeth. 

den 16 diet. 

Meyndert Wiltson, Hendrick. 

Maria Broehear. 

den 18 diet 

Dirck Quick, Anna Theunis. 



Jeams Hewat, Maria Anna. 


den 22 diet 

Theunis de Key, He- Henricus. 

lena Van Brug. 


den 25 Sept. 

Abraham Janszen, Grietje. 

Geertje Everts. 


Jan Van Hooren, Ca- Andries. 

tharina Meyers, 

den 29 diet. 

Corn. V. Langevelt, Catharina. 

Maria Grienlandt. 


Laurens V. Hoeck, Gerritje. 

Johanna Smith. 


Jan de LaMontagne, Marritje. 

Anna Waldron* 

den 6 Oct. 

Domingo Paulus, Do- Paulus. 



Jan Kiersen, Gerritje Abraham. 

V. Daelsen. 


Abr. Van Gelder, Ca- Johannes. 

tharina Post. 

den 9 diet 

Adriaen Hooglant, Dirck. 


Anna Byvanck. 

David Provoost, 
Jun., Helena By- 



Jeremias Westerhout, Ra- 
chel Schuermans. 

Johannes Waldron, Ruth 

Johannes ) Harden- 

Annetje j broeck. 

Isaacq Selover, en syn 
huysvr. Jannetje Van 

Adriaen Aten, en syn 
huysvr. Elisabeth Tho- 

Ottho Van Thuyl, Geer- 
truyt Van 5 Gravens- 

Rebecca Chavalier. 

Hendrick Wiltson, Cata- 
lina Lafeber. 

Theunis Quick, en syn 
huysvr. Vrouwtje Ha- 

Cornelis Dyckman, Hen- 
driexje Cornelis. 

Hendrick Van Renselaer, 
Jeremias Thothil, Ma- 
ria Van Brug. 

Wessel Evertszen, Aeltje 

Abraham Van Hooren, 
Hillegond Meyerts. 

Leendert Liewenszen, en 
syn huysvr. Elisabeth 

Bernhardus Smith, Geert- 
je Van Hoeck. 

Isaacq de LaMontagne, 
Rachel Kip, h.v. Lucas 

Rebecca Idens, Huysvr. 
Van Adriaen Corn. 
Van Schayck. 

Willem Peersen, Mar- 
griet Jans. 

Johannes Van Gelder, 
Marritje Post. 

Jan Byvanck, Lysbeth 
Rappalje, h. v. Dirck 

Gillis Provoost, Elsje Pro- 
voost, h. v. Gerrit V. 

1882.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 171 


Eodem. Jacobus de Kev, Sara Jacob. 

den 13 diet. Joris Elswaert, Adri- Assueriis. 

aentje Rommen. 
Eodem. Robbert Griecx, He- Margareta. 

lena Fel. 
den 20 diet. Jeremias Tothil, Jen- Rachel. 

neken de Key. 
Eodem. Gerrit Van Hoorn, David. 

Elsje Provoost. 

den 23 d. Jan Pieterszen, Anna Johannes. 

den 2 70ctob. Jan Pietersz. Meet, Christina. 

Grietje Mandeviel. 
Eodem. Samuel Waldron, Ni- Frans. 

esje Bloedtgoedt. 
den 3 Nov. Paulus Miller, Anna Henriciis. 

Van dr. Heyden. 

de 3 Novem- Willem Willemsz., Salomon. 

ber. Maria Salomons, 

den 5 dicto. Helle Makiizy, Jan- Maria. 

netje de Py. 
den 10 dicto. Jacob Bennet, Neelt- Marten, 
je Beeckmans. 

Eodem. Rip Van Dam, Sara Margareta. 

Van der Spiegel. 

den 13 dicto. Benjamin Bill, Geesje Abigail. 

den 17 dicto. Zacharias Zickels, Jacobus. 

Maria Jans. 
Eodem. Huybert Gerritszen, Theuntie. 

Maria Lansinck. 

Eodem. Jan Sipkens, Elsje Reynier. 


Eodem. Johannes Van Gel- Abraham. 

der, Aefje Roos. 
den 20 diet. Jacques Ternetu, Jacobus. 

Aefje Michiels. 
Eodem. Hendrick Janszen, Annetje. 

Femmetje Sluys. 
den 24 diet. Cornelis Quick, Ma- Frans. 

ria Van Hoogten. 


Thomas Willet, Hille- 
gond de Key. 

Jan Harpendinck, en syn 
huysvr. Mayken. 

Georgius Schrogie, Jan- 
netje Griecx. 

Cap' Jan Korbet, Maria 
de Key. 

David Provoost, Senior, 
en syn Huysvr. Tryntje 

Laurens Van Hoeck, 
Corn. Vile en Ariaent- 
je Appel. 

David Mandeviel, Tryn- 
tie Mandeviel. 

Johannes Waldron, Elis- 
abeth Bloedtgoet. 

Johannes Van Cortlant, 
Christina Van der Grist, 
Wed' Van Daniel Veen- 

Jacob Salomonszen, 
Geertie Cosyns. 

Hugo Magriegery, Cath- 
rina Magriegery. 

Jan Bennet, Neeltje Slin- 
gerP, h. v. Mart. Beeck- 

Bouden Claeszen Due- 
dyck, Anna Sanders, 
h. v. Jac. Van der 

Hendrick Franszen, Ma- 
ria Breser. 

Jan Willemszen Romen, 
Jannetje Jans. 

Pieter de Riemer, Marga- 
reta de Riemer, hiiysv. 
Van Henricus Selyns. 

Johannes Van de Water, 
Elsje Lubberts, h. v. 
Joris Burger. 

Abraham Van Gelder, 
Elisabeth Van Gelder. 

Bastiaen Michielszen, 
Maria Oblimus. 

Pieter Janszen, Fytie 

Theunis de Key, Elisa- 
beth Van Hoogten. 

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A° 1695. 
den 8 Dec. 

den 11 dicto. 

den 15 diet. 


den 22 diet. 

den 22 Dec. 

den 25 dicto. 



den 29 diet. 




Arent Fredricxen, 
Hester Daniels. 

Robber Darkens, 

Bernardus Harden- 
broeck, Elisabeth 

Capt. J oh an. de Peys- 
ter, Anna Bancker. 

Richard Aschwelt, 
Maria Wessels. 

Samuel Berry, Cata- 
lyntje Martens. 

Cornells Verduvn, 
Sara Van Feurden. 

Thomas Adams, .Ma- 
ria H armours. 

Isaacq Breeser, Aelt- 
je Cbje-velt. 

Jacobus Van der 
Spiegel, Anna San- 

ReVer Michielszen, Jacomyntie. 
Jacomyntje Tibouts. 
Hendrick Oblinus, Maria. 

Jannetje Tibouts. 
Andries Breestede, Hendrick. 

Anna Van Borsum. 









Laurens ) f 


David Danielszen, Anna 

Brandt Schuyler, Cathari- 

na Hardon. 
M r Samuel Staets, Maria 


lis ) 

de Pevster. 



Jacob Teller, Isaacq de 

Riemer, Maria Smith. 
Gerrit Burger, en sVn 

huvsvr. Sara Martens. 
Grace Schreene. 

Van Cortlant. 

Willem Rosenboom, Ma- 
ria Colevelt. 

Johannes en Sara Van 
der Spiegel, Thomas 
Sandertszen en May- 
ken Harpending. 

Jan Odel, Thetintie Rom- 

Joost Oblinus, Jacomyn- 
tie Tibouts. 

Andries Thomaszen, Aef- 
je Lucas. 

den 8 Jan. 
den 12 diet. 

den 16 diet. 

den 22 diet. 

A° 1696. 

Albert Gardenier, Hermannus. Tryntje. Hercx 
Marritje Harmens. 

Jeuriaen Bosch, Gee- Anna Maria. 

sie Anne BriiVn. 
M r Isaacq de Foreest, Jacobvis. 

Elisabeth Vand r 


Justus Bosch, Anna Ma- 
ria Bosch. 

Isaacq de Riemer, Mar- 
gareta de Riemer, 
huysvr. Van Henr. Se- 

Isaacii de Mill, Sara Isaacq. 

Maurits Coevert, An- 'tzoudeMaii- 
na Fontevn. darna rits geheeten 
is 't kindt gedoopt zyn, maer is 
den 22 dicto.* nict gedoopt. f 

Isaacq Gray, Susanna Samuel. 

Johannes Joosten, Anna 
de Mill. 

Lucas Coevert, Anna 
Webbers, huysvr. Van 
Jacques Fonteyn. 

J? St * S r [Bosch. 

* [Translation. — This child was subsequently baptised — the 22d diet.] 

t {Translation, — Would have been named Maurits, but was not baptised.] 

1 88 2.] Sketch of the Clinton Family. \ J 3 


By Charles B. Moore. 

(Continued from page 139.) 

II. 3. James Clinton, surviving son of Charles (ante, p. 10), born in 
Little Britain, August 9, 1736 ; d. there on December 22, 18 12, in his seventy- 
seventh year, long surviving his two elder brothers, and surviving for eight 
months his younger brother George. On February 18, 1765, he married 
Mary (or as baptized, Maria), only daughter of Egbert De Witt, of Nepo- 
nach, Ulster Co., and Mary (Nottingham) his wife, of whose ancestry some 
account has been given in Vol. V. of the Record, p. 166. She was b. 
September 5, 1737, and d. September 12, 1795, aged 58. On May 1, 1797, 
he mar. (2d) Mary, daughter of Graham Little and widow of Alexander 
Gray. She was born in the County of Longford, in Ireland, August 22, 
1768, and died at Newburg, in Orange County, June 23, 1835, in her sixty- 
seventh year. 

Issue by first wife : 

III. 1. Alexander, b. at Deerpark, Orange Co., 1765. 

2. Charles, b. in Little Britain, Feb. 18, 1767. 

3. De Witt, b. at or near Jacob R. De Witt's, Mar. 2, 1769. 

4. George, b. June 6, 1771. 

5. Mary, b. July 20, 1773. 

6. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15, 1776. 

7. Catharine, b. Sept. 24, 1778. 
Issue by second wife : 

III. 8. James, who died young. 

9. Caroline H., b. March 27, 1800. 
10. Emma L., b. in Feb., 1802, d. July 6, 1823, aged 21. 
n. James Graham, b. Jan. 2, 1804. 

12. Letitia, b. April 12, 1S06. 

13. Anna, b. July 26, 1809. 

The exposed position of the family compelled this hardy man to assume 
in early life the serious part of military guardian for his family and neigh- 
borhood. Active and robust, he easily acquired and held the rule of the 
domestic force used to pursue game, to gather flocks, and to subdue the 
wild region to agricultural uses and improve it. No record remains of his 
spending idle hours in school. He studied well, excelled in the exact 
sciences, and learnt also the use of the broadsword ; he must have learned 
too as well on horseback as in school. His older brother has been de- 
scribed (p. 139) and aids his description. His father, absent on surveying 
expeditions, soon took his younger brother George as his assistant, and it 
fell very much to James to manage a large domestic establishment. Habits 
of decision and of provident rule became valuable to him. In 1754, when 
he was but eighteen, there occurred the collision between the French from 

1 74 Sketch of the Clinton Family. [Oct., 

Canada and the colonial English under Washington for the possession of 
the valley of the Ohio ; and in the same year the first Provincial Congress 
met at Albany, attended by Franklin, in which a united defence by all the 
English colonies was planned, and in part organized, and the Indians of 
the Six Nations conciliated, whose chief said, " Look at the French ; they 
are fortifying. You are like women without any fortifications. It is but 
one step from Canada here ; the French may easily come and turn you 
out of doors." Doubtless New York Colony was the central point of in- 
terest, with its capacious bays, harbors, and rivers, its unsurveyed frontier, 
extending unmeasured distances north and west ; its numerous and warlike 
Indians combined in national form, and its experience of French intrusions 
and village massacres. 

In 1755 occurred the disastrous expedition of Braddock through Penn- 
sylvania toward the Ohio ; but in the same year the French General Dies- 
kau was repulsed and defeated by American troops near Lake George, and 
a new English fort built and occupied at Oswego. 

In 1756 war was declared between England and France, and that new 
fort at Oswego was besieged, captured, and destroyed by the French. A 
fort on the opposite side of the lake was built for the French, called Fort 
Frontenac. Hostile Indians during that year and the next spread disorder 
over the whole valley of the Ohio, and over the northern and western por- 
tions of the present States of New York and Pennsylvania, disturbing the 
quiet residents of Orange County and Ulster County in their homes west 
of the Hudson by hostile irruptions, and exciting our watchman to action. 
His father's house was in reality the castle of the neighborhood, and strongly 
built for defence. 

James Clinton received a commission as captain in the regiment of 
which his father was colonel, and which was called into active service in 
1758 for the reduction of Fort Frontenac. This brought him into promi- 
nence and activity, and gave him a large number of noted acquaintances. 
In the prime of life, of full size, of active habits and of fine appearance, we 
have no account of any loss of the personal favor which he readily ac- 
quired. He became known to many residents of Long Island and of New 
York City, especially the young officers, as well as to those of the North 
River division, then but a small part of the whole. Among his acquaint- 
ances were Major Nathaniel Woodhull, Captain James Fanning, Captain 
Thomas Terry, and Captain Elias Hand, all from Suffolk County, L. I., 
with their followers — 289 men in that expedition. The like number came 
from Queens, under Captains Thomas Williams, Richard Hewlett, and 
Petrus Stuyvesant, and others from other counties, to all of whom he be- 
came known. 

Colonel John Bradstreet, who commanded the English forces on that 
occasion, was an able and attentive officer, with much previous experience 
in provincial warfare, and he had officers and troops ready to act effectively. 
An unsuccessful attack was first made under General Abercrombie, in old 
sluggish style, on the fortress at Ticonderoga, then held by the French. 
Like many other British efforts it came to nothing but loss. Bradstreet 
was promoted on August 20th, and gave 'eclat to his promotion by pro- 
ceeding rapidly to the west, and on August 27th by capturing Fort Fronte- 
nac, on Lake Ontario, nearly opposite Oswego. This saved the remain- 
ing friendly Indians of the Six Nations from complete subjugation by the 
French and their confederates, and barred off the French on the lakes from 

1882.] Sketch of the Clinton Family. 1 75 

the great western valley. Few details of the expedition against Fort Fron- 
tenac have been preserved and published. The fall of Louisburg attracted 
more attention. A brief account was printed in London in 1759. Little 
notice was there taken of the courage or energy displayed, it not being usual 
to proclaim the merits of the distant provincials. On this occasion there 
were reported only 155 regulars, with 60 scouts (perhaps Indians), while 
there were 1,112 soldiers from the province of New York and 984 from 
other colonies, making a force of 2,737 men. They captured seven armed 
French vessels and a large store of provisions and merchandise, with about 
eighty guns, " of which those taken at Braddock's affair in 1755, and at the 
siege of Chouaguen (Oswego) in 1756, formed a part." All the French in 
the fort were permitted to depart to Montreal upon an engagement for the 
surrender and return to Fort George of a like number of English prisoners. 
The vessels gave the English the command of Lake Ontario. The French 
accounts now at our service show very clearly that the command of that lake 
was the great turning-point for the control of an immense region. Colonel 
Bradstreet's services were highly estimated in the province of New York. 
He was voted rewards by grants of land, which he never fully enjoyed. He 
made New York his home, became a major-general, and lived until 1774. 

William Pitt had come into power in England, and one of his first acts 
was to give rank and power to the American provincial officer not higher 
than, but equal to that given to the English regulars, whose conceited na- 
bobs and hired ruffians were sometimes sent from the old country here to get 
rid of them there. A man unmanageable or good for nothing in England 
would be sent to the army or navy by reckless and selfish men in power. 

The same year gave the name of Pitt to the old central fort (previously 
Duquesne) of the Ohio — it became Pittsburgh. The French power in 
Canada soon fell, and mainly by American energy and courage. To the 
young Captain Clinton all these events must have been full of interest and 
importance. He retired to peaceful pursuits, but doubtless, with his father, 
had many visitors. The service of that year, it seems, was severe. Other 
men generally took their turn the next season ; Dutchess County, instead 
of Ulster, furnished leading officers. Among the soldiers from Ulster and 
Orange were some of the De Witts. Charles De Witt became a promi- 
nent officer, and was afterward long associated in public life with George 
Clinton, the Governor and Vice-President. They were members of the 
Colonial Assembly from 1768 to 1775, and acted together harmoniously. 
The De Witt family was a sturdy one of Northeastern Holland, or West- 
phalia, adjoining Prussia, and Prussia at this period distinguished itself in 
arms. We need not recite the ordinary events of domestic life, nor the 
particulars which led to the Revolutionary war. 

On April 25, 1775, news of the battle of Lexington had anived at New 
York. It flew rapidly to Ulster County. The first thing was to select 
committees of correspondence of the several towns and precincts. Charles 
De Witt was named for Hurley, Dr. Charles Clinton (II. 2) for Hanover, 
our Capt. James Clinton and his brother-in-law, Capt. Mc Claughry, for 
New Windsor, and they had able associates from other towns, comprising 
a full set of the strongest men. The Committees met at New Paltz on 
May nth, and selected eight to represent the county in a Provincial Con- 
vention, to be held at New York on May 22d. Among these were Charles 
De Witt, Dr. Charles Clinton, and James Clinton. Their strong pledge 
of support was signed at New York, on May 26th. 

1 76 Sketch of the Clinton Family. [Oct., 

The formal association agreement recommended by them for all to 
support the Continental Congress was very numerously signed in Orange 
and Ulster Counties, and, of course, by nearly all the Clintons and De 
Witts. These counties were more nearly unanimous than any others. 
Forces were at once to be gathered, armed, and drilled. Before August 4th 
the Provincial Congress had organized their continental force for the Col- 
ony, and had named James Clinton's regiment to be the Third N.Y. regiment, 
unanimously approving of him for colonel, with Cornelius D. Wynkoop for 
lieutenant-colonel, and Henry (B.) Livingston, Jr., for major. To this 
regiment were attached some Ulster and Dutchess County companies, 
regularly recruited, and it was left to be filled by three or more Suffolk 
County companies, of which Major Livingston was sent to take charge. 
Field officers were chosen for four regiments of Ulster County Militia, 
then embracing all able to bear arms, and commissions were issued, dated 
October 25, 1775, which appointed for one regiment James Clinton, colo- 
nel ; James McClaughry, lieutenant-colonel ; Moses Phillips, major, and 
others for minor officers. So James Clinton was colonel of two regiments. 
He was also named as colonel in Dutchess County. With a few soldiers, 
Colonel Clinton accompanied General Montgomery to Quebec. Some 
soldiers of his regiment from Long Island guarded the fort at Ticonder- 
oga. The men of his regiments at the north were short of arms and of 
ammunition, and were set to work early in 1776 in fortifying and defend- 
ing the high lands of the Hudson. The retreat from Canada was espe- 
cially disastrous and disheartening, by reason of the want of provisions and 
the suffering. 

On June 14, 1776, Colonel Clinton was ordered to Fort Montgomery, 
and directed " to use every possible diligence in forwarding the works " 
and to use every means in his power to provide his regiment with arms fit 
for service. That he acted with energy and steadiness no one doubts. 
Other places were thought to be more immediately threatened. A large 
English force landed on Staten Island, and all the men and munitions 
that could be controlled and were fit to move were taken away from him 
to fortify and defend New York City and Brooklyn at the south and 
Ticonderoga at the north. Powder had to be made, lead dug up and 
melted for bullets, and guns obtained, and every thing prepared. He 
was soon promoted to be brigadier-general, a position in which he served 
during the war. We need not follow him in detail through the long and 
tough struggle. To do so would require a full history. Some others 
strained to push him aside for their own advancement. As soon as 
Washington was acquainted with him confidence in him became firm. 
His brother George moved more amid the public men and nearer the 
General, and wrote much oftener than he did. George became a civilian 
as well as soldier. His history is better preserved. 

When, by the English plan in 1777, General Burgoyne was to come 
in the rear from Canada by the lakes and the army and navy gathered 
at New York were to force a way up the Hudson to meet Buigoyne and 
divide the States, the Clintons were left with all the men they could 
gather, on the Hudson, to resist and delay any British force from New 
York. In delaying it they were successful ; in resisting it, with their 
scanty number of raw troops, poorly armed, they suffered. On July 31, 
James Clinton was in Fort Montgomery, afterward in Fort Clinton. But 
the forts of Clinton and Montgomery on the banks of the Hudson, with 

i882.] Sketch of the Clinton Family. 177 

the chain stretched across the river opposite "Anthony's Nose," or at 
West Point, could not long withstand the larger force sent against them 
of the British army and navy combined. The Americans of the sea-coast 
had been called away to defend Philadelphia and other places south. 
Great art was used to divert attention from the serious points of attack, 
and when the main defensive force was away, the enemy returned in force 
to attack the few left as a guard. 

General Putnam with some troops was stationed near Peekskill, below 
the forts, being in charge of some military stores. The British force 
quietly passed without attacking and without alarming him. Then forts 
Montgomery and Clinton were reached in their rears, and both vigorously 
assailed. Both were desperately defended, in the hope of gaining time for 
assistance from General Putnam below them. Surrenders were demanded 
and refused, and then a general attack made which lasted until night. The 
works were too extensive to be manned and successfully defended by the 
scanty garrisons. The defenders fought desperately from one redoubt to 
another, and when mastered at night fought their way out, making no sur- 
render, many slipping down the steep rocks to the river, and escaping by 
boats moored there. The valor and resolution of the defenders as admit- 
ted were not exceeded during the war. Of about 600 men engaged in the 
defence, the loss in killed, wounded, and missing was stated at 250. Gen- 
eral Putnam, when he heard the firing, sent a force to aid the defence, but 
it was too late. 

James Clinton was wounded, but carried off by his men. His brother 
George wrote a report of the loss and of his wound. This disaster of 
October 6th was not the way to gain laurels or promotion. The capture 
of Burgoyne was far more attractive of public attention. That capture, 
doubtless, resulted from the fact that the large force on the Hudson was 
so long baffled and delayed. In Indian style, Kingston and other places 
on the Hudson were burnt by the invaders ; but their progress was retarded, 
and their messengers to Burgoyne caught and stopped. Too many active 
men were pressing their claims to be promoted for James Clinton, disabled, 
to be remembered and rewarded. He slowly recovered. We will not tire 
by details, which are generally at command. But the campaign against 
the Indians deserves more notice than it has received. The English 
Government sought allies, with little regard to their character, and pre- 
vailed upon most of the Indians, before made friendly, to adhere to and 
fight for the king. That a border war with Indians would be fatally 
destructive to the natives and the white occupants of cultivated land, and 
to the villages within their reach, formed no restraint upon distant rulers. 
Many places suffered. The massacres of Cherry Valley and Wyoming in 
1778 are generally well known. The following winter was one of border 
warfare. The first irruption of Brant into Orange County was in Novem- 
ber. The inhabitants, on the watch, ran to the fort near the house of his 
brother-in-law, Jacob R. DeWitt, and were protected. In July, the Indians 
and whites under Brandt and others, silently marching a long distance, in- 
vaded Orange County the second time, and taking the peaceable neighbor- 
hood of Minisink by surprise, mastered and massacred the "home guard," 
burnt houses, barns, and mills, and left marks of desolation sufficient to 
incite revengeful feelings over a large circle. 

Congress, in February, directed measures to be taken for chastising the 
western Indians. Preparations were accordingly made, and after some 

1^8 Sketch of the Clinton Family. [Oct., 

delay the command was given to Major-General Sullivan of an expedition 
composed of the brigades of Generals Clinton, Maxwell, Poor, and Hand, 
and of a detachment from Ulster County, under Colonel Pawling. Before 
this started, in the latter part of April, Colonel Van Schaick marched from 
Fort Schuyler (Utica) with five hundred men, and captured and destroyed 
the village of Onondaga, its defenders and its surroundings, without loss. 
This should have taught the Indians to stay at home. General Clinton, 
in command of the Northern Department at Albany, received orders from 
Major-General Sullivan, on June 2d, to prepare for the large movement, 
and promptly gave his orders for his part of the expedition to move in 
boats and wagons, designing, in obedience to orders, to carry sufficient 
provisions to guard against disaster. Much of the force had to be slowly 
recruited and supplied. His brigade was made up of parts of the Third, 
Fourth, and Fifth New York Continental Regiments, under Colonel Gans- 
voort, Lieutenant-Colonel Regnier, and Lieutenant-Colonel Wessenfelt, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Dubois and Lieutenant-Colonel Willett (a volunteer), 
the Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment (Colonel Win, Butler), the Sixth Mas- 
sachusetts Regiment, and a company of artillery and riflemen — in all, over 
1,500 men. Captain Leonard Bleecker, of Colonel Gansvoort's regiment, 
was selected as an aid, called major of brigade. His order-book has 
been preserved and printed. It gives us many details. The gathering of 
men from their distant positions, or by recruiting, and of provisions, boats, 
and wagons (with the paper money rapidly falling), was a slow and difficult 
work ; and then roads, dams, and bridges had to be built. General Wash- 
ington, needing the troops in other places, got impatient of delays, and on 
July 1st wrote to General Sullivan, expressing his apprehensions of sur- 
prises and disaster from delays. None occurred (unless the invasion of 
Minisink be deemed one), as the route and movement were well concealed 
from the enemy. On July 2d, General Clinton was with two regiments at 
the south end of Lake Otsego, and had written an order of thanks to the 
inhabitants for cheerful and effectual assistance in the transportation by 
wagons. Only on June 26th had his supply of ammunition arrived. On 
July 3d he had parts of four regiments. On the 4th the anniversary was 
duly celebrated. On the 5th some of the Sixth Regiment of Massachu- 
setts arrived. On the 6th, General Clinton reported by express to General 
Sullivan his readiness to march. On July nth, General Sullivan wrote 
from Wyoming, acknowledging the report of July 6th, saying he was happy 
to find him in such perfect readiness ; that he (General Sullivan) had been 
delayed and disappointed respecting provisions and stores in the most sur- 
prising manner, but expected to march in a few days. " In case you 
depended upon our magazine for stores, we must all starve together." 
The success of General Wayne on July 16th, at Stony Point, was reported 
by General Clinton to his troops on July 29th ; but General Sullivan did 
not get ready to leave Wyoming until July 31st. General Clinton, as soon 
as informed, marched to meet him. His careful precautions and success 
in moving down a narrow river, over shoals and flats are fully detailed, as 
well as attempts to deceive and mislead him. General Clinton joined the 
other brigades on August 2 2d. Arrangements for a rapid march and 
attack were immediately made. Nicholas Fish became brigade major. 
We have not seen his order-book. The battle of Newtown was success- 
fully fought on August 29th. The Indians could not stand a bayonet 
charge. The expedition remained a short time in the enemy's country, as 

i882.] Sketch of the Clinton Family. ijg 

it was then termed, destroying property in eighteen Indian villages, many 
bushels of corn, and immense quantities of other provisions. About forty 
men were lost. The Indians were completely subdued over a large terri- 
tory, or driven from it, and few of them ever returned. The lakes were 
commanded. The result was highly satisfactory. On October 14th, 
Congress passed a strong resolution of thanks. General Clinton remained 
with the army during the war ; his brigade took part in receiving the sur- 
render at Yorktown, and at the close he was advanced to the rank of 
major-general. But we need not give more details. The letters to and 
from his brother George, which have been published, supply many of these. 
The war over, he enjoyed some of the fruits of peace. In 1784 he was 
chosen one of the Regents of the University of New York. In 1788 he 
was a member of Assembly from Ulster, and in 1789-90-91-92 a member 
of the Senate. In 1800, again a member of Assembly from Orange County. 
In 1788 and in 1801 a member of the State Conventions. 

We omit much that related to personal conduct. A few exact words 
of others who were better informed, may be safely added. Dr. Hosack 
wrote of General James Clinton a good summary, that "during the war, 
in the several stations that he filled, he distinguished himself as a brave 
and efficient soldier, performing several acts of the greatest heroism, and 
displaying the most perfect self-possession in the midst of the greatest 
dangers." Judge Campbell wrote of his intrepidity and personal conduct 
at the attack upon Fort Frontenac, and others of other occasions. 

II. 4. George Clinton, fourth son of Charles, b. at Little Britain, 
July 26, 1739, died at Washington on April 20, 18 12, and was buried 
there in the seventy-third year of his age. On February 7, 1770, he mar- 
ried Cornelia, only daughter of Petrus Tappan. She was born at Kings- 
ton, Ulster Co., on Nov. 19, 1744, and died at Greenwich, New York 
city, on March 15, 1800, in her fifty-sixth year. She was buried in the 
vault of the Clopper family in the (then called) New Dutch churchyard, 
New York. He did not marry again. His son, George Washington (III.~- 
16, b. in 1778), had an only son, who died unmarried, so that the name of 
Clinton disappeared from his branch of the family. He had five daughters. 
III. 14. Catharine, b. Nov. 5, 1773; who married, first, John 
Taylor, and second General Pierre Van Cortlandt. 

15. Cornelia Tappan, b. June 27, 1774; who mar. Edmond 
C. Genet, the French Envoy. 

16. George Washington, b. in 1778. r >\, >■■'■* 

17. Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1780, who mar. Matthias B. Tall- 
in adge. 

— Martha Washington, b. Oct. 12, 1783, d. in her thir- 
teenth year. 

18. Maria, b. Oct. 6, 1785, who mar. Dr. Stephen Beekman. 
George Clinton was engaged in the French war under his father, with 

his brother James, and assisted his father as surveyor. He was a member 
of the Provincial Assembly of New York from 1768 to 1775, and with 
Charles De Witt, voted with the minority in opposition to the English ad- 
ministration. He became a member of the Continental Congress, and 
was present when the Declaration of Independence was agreed to in 1776, 
but being appointed a colonel and soon a brigadier-general in the army, 
and the British troops having landed near New York, was obliged at once 
to retire with Mr. Haring (or Herring) and attend to his military duties 

180 Sketch of the Clinton Family. [Oct., 

before the instrument was engrossed for signature ; so that his name* does 
not appear, nor that of Mr. Haiing, among the signers. In April, 1777, 
in the midst of the war, he was elected Governor of the State of New York. 
He was the first Governor under its first Constitution ; and he held that 
office twenty-one years. He presided at the Convention of this State 
which agreed to the Constitution of the United States, after having assur- 
ance of amendments embracing a bill of rights, deemed by many of vital 
importance. In 1805 he was chosen Vice-President of the United States, 
and was re-elected in 1809. His history is generally known, and — without 
inviting political discussion — the words of his nephew may be freely used 
for his character. George Clinton "was distinguished as a soldier, a 
statesman, and an ardent patriot. He possessed a discriminating intel- 
lect, the most undaunted courage, and great energy of character, and 
filled the several stations to which he was elevated with an ability, up- 
rightness, and usefulness which placed him, both in public esteem and on the 
pages of history, among the most illustrious worthies of the Revolution." 

III. 1. Alexander Clinton, eldest son of General James, b. at 
Deerpark, in Orange County, in 1765, was drowned while crossing the 
Hudson, at Bull's Ferry, March 15, 1787, in his twenty-second year. He 
became a lieutenant in Colonel Lamb's regiment of artillery, and had 
some active service. He was an aid and private secretary to his uncle 
George, when Governor, and was much beloved and respected. 

III. 2. Charles Clinton, second son of General James, born in Lit- 
tle Britain, February 18, 1767, died in New York City, April 20, 1829, in 
his sixty-second year. 

In 1790 he married Elizabeth, only daughter of William Mulliner, of 
Little Britain, and Mary (Denniston)^ his wife. She was born in Little 
Britain, April 27, 1770, and died in New York City at the residence of her 
then only son (IV. 2) on August 15, 1865, in her ninety-sixth year, and was 
buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Her mother was a daughter of Alexan- 
der Denniston, whose sister Elizabeth married the first Charles Clinton 
(ante, vol. 13, pp. 5, 10). Her father was a son of Peter Mulliner (as the 
name was spelled in Ulster Co.), the younger son of a family of good 
standing, whose elder brother inheriting the paternal soil by English law, 
he came to America in 1710 attached to the staff of Gov. Hunter, and 
when the latter returned to England or went to Jamaica, he remained and 
settled in Ulster County. The family by repute was originally Norman 
French, and the name probably Molineux (Wott. Bart., v. I., 141), pro- 
nounced Mulliner. Issue : 

IV. 1. Maria, b. March 26, 1791, who mar. Rob. Gourlay, Jr. 

2. Alexander, b. April 7, 1793, M.D., who married Adeline 
Arden, dau. of Alexander James Hamilton, had seven chil- 
dren, and died at New York City, Feb. 16, 1878, aged eighty- 

3. Ann Eliza, b. April, 1795, who mar. Jas. Foster, Jr. 

This Charles Clinton studied law, and was admitted to practice. He 
became also an excellent surveyor ; and spent more of his time in that pro- 
fession, which he preferred, than at the bar. He settled at Newburg, and 
was employed in various positions of trust in that village, now city, and in 
the town of Newburg. In 1802 he was a member of the Legislature.* 

_ * To comply with the rules prescribed for the Record, and give room for others, we must refrain from de- 
tailing now the particulars of this interesting family ; but may hope for another occasion. 

1882.] Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen. 




(Read before the Society, June 9, 1882.) 

" So wee weighed, and went in, and rode in fine fathoms Oze ground, 
and saw many Salmons and Mullets and Ray es very great. The height is 
40 degrees 30 minutes." ' 

Hudson had been beating about our coasts in quest of a passage to 
Cathay. He was on the eve of the first exploration, if not the discovery 
of the noble river which bears his name. On September 3, 1609, the Half 
Moon passed in at Sandy Hook, and about nightfall she came to anchor 
in the lower bay. The sun had now set behind the hills of Staten Island, 
and the unknown shores were fast fading from view in the gathering dark- 
ness. One by one the weary sailors had sought their hammocks. As 
night grew on the daring navigator slowly paced the deck, musing on 
whether the narrow strait, but faintly outlined beneath the polar star, would 
lead him to the eastern seas. 

By the dim light of the cabin lamp, the chronicler of the voyage 
opened his journal and made the entry quoted at the head of this paper. 
From this it appears that the first thing in our waters to attract the atten- 
tion of the explorers — the first, at least, to be recorded, was something 
about fish. 

There is reason to think that Robert Juet may have been mistaken as 
to one of the fishes he mentions. The following day the boat's crew " caught 
ten great Mullets of a foote and a halfe long apiece, and a Ray as great as 
foure men could hale into the ship ; " but no Salmon / The journal is 
silent as to the capture of that fish during the whole exploration of the 
river, while mention is made of their taking various other kinds. It is 
more than likely that the journalist mistook some other fish for the salmon. 
It was not the season for that fish. The eminent icthyologist of this 
State, Dr. Mitchill, doubted whether the salmon in the Hudson were 
other than strays and wanderers. 8 They certainly did not frequent that 
river a century ago. In an act of the Assembly passed in 1771, at the 
instance of " a number of persons in the County of Albany," who pro- 
posed to stock the river with spawn at their own expense as an ex- 
periment, it was recited that " it is thought that if the fish called salmon, 
which are very plenty in some of the rivers and lakes in the neighboring 

•Journal of Robert Juet, of Limehouse, England (i N. Y. Hist Soc Coll., 134). He was Hudson's 
own clerk, and not " uniier-schififer" or mate of the Half Moon (1 l?rod. N. Y. , 25, note). On Hudson's 
fourth and last voyage in 1610, Juet was tnate until his chief displaced him "for words spoken in the first 
great Bay of Ice " (Prickett's Acct., 1 N. Y. H. S. Coll., 159) ; and was of those who left the great navigator 
to perish. Juet " dyed for meer« want " just before the ship sighted Ireland on the return voyage (Id., 183). 

a 1 N. Y. H. S. Coll., 43. 

1 82 Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen, [Oct., 

colonies, were brought into Hudson's River, they would by spawning soon 
become numerous," etc. 1 

Our waters must have been fairly alive with fish in the seventeenth 
century. The writers of that period used such expressions as " rich with 
fishes," " plentifully stored," "well furnished," "abundance of fishes," 
" plentifully furnished," " in abundance," " in great store," " abounding 
with fish," " full of fish," " in such great abundance that they cannot be 
sold," and others of like import. 2 The Labadists said it was impossible 
to describe how New York Bay swarmed with fish, both large and small, 
whales, tunnies, and porpoises, and whole schools of innumerable other 
fish. 3 Their quantity and variety inspired the first bard of New Netherland : 

" The Ocean, laves secure the outer shore, 

Which, like a dyke, is raised your fields before ; 
And streams, like arteries, all veined o'er. 
The woods refreshing ; 

" And rolling down from mountains and the hills, 
Afford, upon their banks, fit sites for mills, 
And furnish, what the heart with transport fills, 
The finest fishing. 

'^The lamprey, eel and sunfish, and the white 

And yellow perch, which grace your covers dight ; 
And shad * and striped bass, 5 not scarce, but quite 

" The bream, and sturgeon, drum fish, 6 and gurnard, 
The sea bass which a prince would not discard, 
The cod and salmon 1 — cooked with due regard, 
Most palatable. 

•' The black- and rock-fish, herring, makerel, 
The haddock, mosbankers, and roach which fill 
The nets to loathing : are so many, all 
Cannot be eaten. 

" You've weak fish, carp and turbot, pike and plaice : 
There's not a pool or tiny water trace, 
Where swarms not myrids of the finny race, 
Easily taken. 

"Crabs, lobsters, mussels, oysters, too, there be 
So large, that one does overshadow three 
Of those of Europe ; and in quantity 

No one can reckon. 

"The tortoise, seal, and shark, and in your bay 
The mighty whale and porpoise sporting, they 
The power and wondrous works of God display 
For our beholding." 8 

1 Van Schaack's Laws of N. Y., Chap. 1489. This act prohibited the taking of salmon in the Hudson 
during five years. The Dutch, according to Judge Benson, always called the trout " salmites," or little 
salmon, whatever was the proper name for that fish in Dutch ; and this may have contributed to the impres- 
sion that the salmon once bred in the Hudson and its tributaries. 

2 Jour. N. Neth., 1 Col. Doc, 180 ; Vander Donck's N. Neth., 1 N. Y. H. S. Coll.. 2d Ser.,,i4S ; Remon- 
str. N. Neth., 1 Col. Doc, 278 ; Wassenaer, 3 Doc. Hist. N. Y., 41 ; Montanus, 4 Id., 123 ; Wolley's Jour., 
37 ; Denton, 5 ; Scot's Model, 67; Miller's N. Y., 34. 

'Dankers and Sluyter's Jour., Voy. to N. Y. in 1679-80; (1 Mem. L. I. Hist. Soc), 100. 

4 Elft. 6 Twalft. 6 Dartien. 

' New Netherland comprised the Connecticut River, which was famous for its salmon. 

6 Jacob Steendsm's Praise of New Netherland, 1661. Trans, by H. C Murphy. Privately Printed. 

1882.] in New York in the Seventeenth Century, igs 

Besides the fishes mentioned by the poet, the prose writers name 
sheepshead (which, with the bass is termed by Chaplain Wolley " delicate 
fish"), trout, bleak, smelt, little-cocfish ''which are caught near water- 
falls," bull-heads, suckers, etc. (all of which are classed as fresh zvater 
fisfi), and whiting, thornbacks, flounders, snook, halibut, etc., of salt 
water fish. Crabs are said, by one, to be "both hard and soft shelled." 
Lobsters are described as being " some of them five to six feet in length." 
Of the oysters we are told there were " some a foot long, containing pearls, 
but few of a brown color. " i 

The amusing story that the Dutch named the fish of New Netherland 
after the numerals in the order in which they were first taken, has its 
foundation in the Dutch name for shad being elft, also meaning eleven. 
Misled by this, or in jest, the early settlers are said to have called the 
striped bass Twaelft, i. e., twelve, and the Drum, Dertien, i.e., thirteen. 5 
The Labadists explain that the bass was called Twaelft because it was 
caught in the season next after the Elft. 3 

The various writers who have been referred to speak highly of the 
quality of our fishes as compared with those of Europe, and do not fail to 
call attention to their availability for the purposes of trade. One careful 
observer says that the inhabitants (of New York harbor) could, by means 
of fuycks or seines, not only obtain fish enough for their daily consump- 
tion, but also for commerce and to export by ship loads if they wish, as 
the people of Boston (i.e., N. England) do. 4 Speaking of our sea-banks 
Scot, of Pitlochie, naively relates that they are " very well stored with a 
variety of fishes, not only such as are profitable for exportation, but such 
as are (sic') fit for food there"' 1 ' 

During the period of their settlement of New Netherland the Dutch were 
quite extensively engaged in fisheries at home ; carrying on the same not 
only in their own, but in distant waters. Their buitengaatsch, or " deep sea 
fishery" yielded cod and flat fish, and included the great salt and fresh her- 
ring fisheries of the coast towns and the Zuyder Zee. Then, as now, the 
exports offish from Holland exceeded many times the home consumption. 
We should expect, therefore, to find that the commercial West India Com- 
pany extended every encouragement to the development of the same in- 
dustry in its North American Colony. 

So early as 1630 the "Board of Nineteen," incorporated an article in 
their "Freedoms and Exemptions," granting to any persons, "whether 
colonists of patroons for their patroons, or free persons for themselves, or 
others for their masters," who should discover any shores, bays, or other 
fit places for erecting fisheries, the right to take possession thereof, and 
work on them as their own absolute property to the exclusion of all 
others. Patroons were authorized to send ships along the coast on the 
cod fishery, and with the fish they caught to trade to Italy, or other 
neutral countries, paying the company a duty of six guilders per last. 9 

In 1644, the "Board of Accounts" submitted to the Assembly a re- 
port on the condition of New Netherland, advising how the decay there 
could be prevented, population increased, and the country wholly improved 
for the Company's benefit. Not the least important recommendation 01 
the report was, that for the encouragement of fisheries in New Netherland, 
the colonists and none other be allowed to sell at the Receif (in Brazil) 

1 Authors cited suj>ra* 2 Judge Benson. 3 Journal, 121. 

* Idem, 333. * Model, 67. • a Col. Doc, 556. 1 

1 84 Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen, [Oct., 

the fish and caviare ' which were caught, cured, and packed here ; 
also that they be permitted to take salt on the coast of Brazil, or in the 
West Indies, for the purpose of salting green or dry fish, and to erect 
pans here to refine salt, and adapt it for use with fish, etc.* 

In 1649 the commonalty of New Netherland prayed the States Gene- 
ral to grant permanent privileges and freedoms to the inhabitants for the 
encouragement of the fisheries ''which many suppose," says the petition 
" were good and profitable heretofore, and would be of great importance.'' * 
The next year the Company reiterated its early offers of exclusive rights 
to work fisheries to the discoverers of suitable places. 4 

In 1652 the directors wrote to Stuyvesant thus : " Our attention having 
been called to some letters formerly written to us by the late Director 
Kieft, we find that he considers the sturgeon and cod fishing there very 
important, and thinks sturgeon may be caught in such quantities that the 
manufacture of caviar might be carried on as in Muscowy. If this is true, 
it would be of great importance, and might lead to an extensive trade 
there in fish, caviar, and other goods. Please inform us on this point, 
and if there is any chance, endeavor to encourage proper parties, that 
commerce may be promoted in every respect." 6 

A few years later Dr. Vanderdonck writes : " If we would practise our 
art and experience in fishing, we could take ship loads of codfish, for it 
can be easily accomplished. 8 

Thus there was not only every encouragement held out by the Com- 
pany, but the colonists must have been aware that fisheries could be pro- 
secuted here with success and profit. It does not appear, however, that 
the Dutch engaged in fishing to any considerable extent. They exported 
little, if any, fish, while their English neighbors had a lucrative trade in 
that commodity. The land of New England was sterile, while that of New 
Netherland was rich. The fur trade in the latter was more extensive than 
in the former. It would seem that agriculture engrossed the attention of 
the boors, and that the tobacco and fur trade monopolized the activities 
of the burghers of New Netherland, to the exclusion of any concerted at- 
tempts at fishing. The only fisheries worthy of note, in this province, were 
those maintained by the English towns on Eastern Long Island, chiefly 
whale fisheries, 7 of which it is not proposed to speak in this paper. 

The Dutch took fish by fyck, seine, and hook for their own consump- 
tion, but were, doubtless, mainly supplied for that purpose by the In- 
dians, from whom they bought "at an easie rate." 8 

After the English wrested this province from the Dutch, in 1664, the 
right to establish fisheries in its waters became the subject of special grant 
from the Governor. Only one such, except for whale fishing, appears to 
have been given until the Dutch reoccupation in 1673. It reads thus: 

" A Ly cense for jjfishing Gra?ited to Claes Andries <W. 

" These are to Certifie all whom it may Concerne, That I have given 
Leave to Claes Andries & Thomas Earles, his Partner, or either of them 

1 The salted roe of the sturgeon, which had already come to be esteemed a» a delicacy in Shakspsare's time. 
The Hudson was always famed for its sturgeon, which went up to the Cohoes Falls to spawn. Its flesh is 
often called "' Albany 15eef " along the Hudson. 

" 1 Col. Doc, 155. 3 Id., 260. * Id., 404. 6 XI. Col. MSS., 75. 

» 1 N. V. Hist. Soc. Coll., 2d Ser., 176. 

7 It is submit ed that whale hunting would be a more appropriate term to express the pursuit of these 
gigantic animaU. 

8 Denton, p. 3. 

1882.] in New York in the Seventeenth Century. l8c 

to go out of this Harbour, with their Boate or Sloope, to Sandy Point 
(Sandy Hook) where they have Liberty to ffish, or in any other place 
upon the Coast. 

" Given under my hand at ffort James in New York, this 7 th day of 
Aug' 1665. Rich d Nicolls." ' 

Who these ancient fishermen were, the writer has been unable, thus 
far, to ascertain. 

In the Spring of 1669, Commissioner Mavericke wrote from New 

" Tryalls have been made severall limes this spring for cod fish, with 
very good success ; a sma'l ketch sent out by y e Governour hath found 
severall good fishing bancks : amongst y e rest one not above 2 or 3 
leagues from Sandy Hook, on which, in a few houres, 4 men took 11 or 
12 hundred excellent good Codd the last time they were out, and most of 
y e vessels that goe to and from Virginia take good quantities. That ves- 
sel is to goe from (to) Newfound Land to gett fishermen, lines, hooks and 
other necessaryes for fishing : I doubt not but this Coast will afford fish 
in abundance." 3 

Thus was discovered that "favorite sporting ground of the metropolis," 
to which many thousands of the rougher class of fishermen and some of 
our best sportsmen resort during the summer, in our excursion boats. 

This action of Gov. Lovelace was the first official attempt of which 
mention is found to encourage fisheries in the province under English 
rule. The result of it is unknown to the writer. 

By the Treaty of Westminster, their brief reoccupation of this pro- 
vince by the Dutch was terminated in 1674. The Duke of York promptly 
secured a new grant from the king. 

Hitherto James had never manifested any special interest in establish- 
ing fisheries in his colony, but now he is become keenly alive to the im- 
portance of that industry as a source of wealth and of power at sea. What 
caused this awakening is a fair subject for conjecture. 

Mr. Moore mentions that Sir William Alexander (afterward Earl of 
Stirling), when a member of King James' Privy Council, aided to form an 
incorporated company for fishing, and sought land in the colonies for 
settlement; that the sea coast was the attractive part (doubtless by reason 
of the fish, and the most convenient harbors for ships), and islands were 
liked by him as well as the main land.* It was, then, their facilities for 
fishing which led Stirling to obtain Long Island, with his more Eastern 
territories, from the Council for New England, in 1635.* 

When James got his first grant of this province in 1664, his father-in- 
law, Clarendon, promised the then Earl of Stirling (grandson of Sir Wil- 
liam) ^3,500 for a release of all claims to Long Island and Pemaquid, 5 
which sum was never paid. The Dutch conquest in 1673 had destroyed 
the Duke's former title; which was not revived by the Treaty of 1674, 
but vested thereby in the Crown. On James making application for his 
second grant, it is more than probable that Stirling put forward his un- 
satisfied claims to Long Island. These claims formed a cloud on the 
Duke's title which it was desirable to have removed. Negotiations were 
opened with Stirling for that purpose. It was but natural that the latter, 

> 2 Ord. Warr. Lett. (Alb.), 6. 2 3 Col. Doc, 182. 3 10 N. V. Gen. and Biog. Rec, 67. 

4 3 Col. Doc, 42. 5 2 Brod. N. Y., 15. 

1 86 Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen, [Oct., 

in order to enhance the value of his pretensions and make better terms 
for their adjustment, should have enlarged upon the value of Long Island 
and Pemaquid for fisheries, and thus the Duke's interest may have been 
awakened to this subject. (Stirling was got rid of with a new promise, 
this time of an annuity of ^300 from the " Neat Profitts " of the colony, 
which like the first one was not kept by the royal debtor). 1 Pemaquid, 
the fisheries of which were already of some importance, was distant from 
the seat of his colonial government, and it was not easy to secure for the 
colonial treasury, that share of the profits which the proprietor might exact. 
But if fisheries could be established in the waters of New York, especially 
oi\ Long Island, they could be readily controlled by the officers of the 

Whatever were the considerations which led to them, it is certain that 
the new Governor, Sir Edmund Andros, came out with express instructions 
from his master, to push this new enterprise. 2 He reached New York in 
October, and entered upon its government early in November, 1674. The 
fishing business was taken up as soon as the general affairs of the province 
were enough settled to permit of its consideration. 

At a meeting of the Governor and Council, held on the 8th of January, 
1675, there were present of the Council, Secretary Nicolls, ex-Mayor 
Lawrence, vice-Governor Capt. Brockholes, and the Collector, William 
Dyre. The fishing business had been already the subject of investigation, 
as to the best methods and places for its establishment. The conclusions 
arrive'd at were the subject of the following minute : 

" Upon proposall of settleing a Fishery in these Partes : It is resolved That 
y e best way will be, to be by a Company and ten pounds to be a share : And 
all subscriptions made betvveene this present time & y e 2 d day of February 
next to be admitted. Upon which day a generall meeting is to bee of 
all the subscribers to choose officers and settle and determine all things 
relateing to the said Fishery and Company." 3 

There has been preserved what seems to be an amplification of this 
" minute" into a charter of the proposed fishing company. While it has 
no date, it bears internal evidence of having been prepared shortly after, 
and pursuant to the resolution. There are few of our unpublished colonial 
manuscripts of greater interest : for it is the first known grant of a franchise 
for a joint stock corporation for commercial purposes in New York. Its 
text is as follows : 

" The Governour, desiring and resolving by all fritting meanes in his 
Power to Promote and Encourage a Codfish ffishery in this Gouernment. 
And finding vpon Inquiry and the best Informacons and Advice, that the 
Most probable meanes to effect it is by a Company and Joynt Stock, doth, 
by the aduice of his Councell, allow and authorize the same, in manner 
after Exprest, to witt. 

" That all Persons w* in the Gouernment, that will Subscribe, eight 
dayes after the 9 th of ffebruary next shall bee admitted. 

" That euery fifteen Beuers, or the vallue bee a Share, and haue a vote in 
y e said Company. 

1 3 Col. Doc, 225, 606. 

2 Mr. DeLancey pertinently remarked, after the reading of this paper, that Andros being of a family in 
Guernsey — an island then famed for its fishermen and fisheries — was thereby qualified to undertake the de- 
velopment of that industry in New York. It is not improbable also that he had something to do with 
awakening the Duke's interest in the subject. 

3 Council Min., vol. iii., pt. ii., p. 10. 

1S82.J in New York in the Seventeenth Century. 1 87 

"That vpon the 9 th of ffebruary euery Member of the said Company, 
or his Sufficient Deputy, shall meete together at New Yorke to consult, 
and by the Plurality of votes make all orders, Rules and officers, and So 
from time to time, and take all accounts for The manageing, improuing and 
ordering all things relateing to said Company and Joynt Stock as aboue for 
the said ffishery, and then appoint or giue Direcons for another general 
meeting or Meetings as Shall bee thought necessary. 

" That all who are willing to be concerned may bring the Subscription 
to the Secretaryes office in ffort James at New Yorke, where they shall be 
receiued and kept till the aboue 9 th of ffebruary, and then deliuered to 
Such as the Company shall appoint. 

" That the Company bee not vnderstood any wayes to debarre or hinder 
any other Person or Persons ffrom ffishing by themselues or in Companyes, 
as they shall like best. 

"By order of the Governo r 

" Matthias Nicolls, Sec y ." l 

This instrument is well devised for its purpose ; and the final para- 
graph is indicative of an apprehension that the Company might otherwise 
claim to monopolize the fishing trade of the province. 

It would be interesting to know who subscribed for the stock, and car- 
ried their beavers or their " vallue " to the fort before the appointed day 
for the meeting. We may fancy the discussions that took place at the 
taverns and elsewhere, through many pipes of tobacco and over many a 
potation of rum — " the drinke which was everywhere " — upon the merits 
and demerits of the proposed enterprise. The Duke's name doubtless 
headed the list. Nine years later it was put down for ^"ioo of the ,£2,500 
subscribed to a like effort, the design for which " was utterly broken," on 
a report from Boston and Pennsylvania " that this Country was sold to 
Coll : Thompson." 2 Andros's name no doubt followed that of his Royal 
Highness. The Governor had a keen eye to his own profit. A few years 
after he had a store in this City where he carried on a retail trade. 3 New 
York was already a place of commercial activity, and it is difficult to im- 
agine, in this era of corporations, that a joint stock enterprise having the 
patronage of the proprietor, his governor, and the other officials, should 
halt or fail for want of subscribers. Nothing more has been learned of the 
history of this Company. 

A prime necessity of a fishery is salt. In the instruction to Andros, as 
at first prepared, salt was subjected to an impost of three per cent, ad 
valorem, "except it be for y e fishery." This was "blotted out by his R u 
Highnesses order," as appears by a marginal entry over the initials of Sir 
John Werden, the Duke's Secretary.* The change made it doubtful 
whether any duty was to be imposed on salt for any purpose. By advice of 
the Council, Andros omitted that commodity from his published list of duti- 
able articles, until he could receive further instructions from his master. 

The Duke himself wrote in reply (April 6, 1675), stating that it had 
been intended that all salt used about fishing should pay nothing, and the 
rest, for common uses, should pay two per cent, as other things did ; but 
as the Governor had left it out of the rates, " and " wrote the Duke, 
" y* appeares besides what may be applyed to y e fishery (w ch you will doe 

L » XXIV. CoL MSS., 67. 2 3 Col. Doc, 355- 3 Dankers & Sluyt. Jour., 353. * 3 Col. Doc, 217. 

1 88 Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen, [Oct. f 

well to encourage by all means imaginable) y e rest spent in y OT territoryes 
will be inconsiderable, I willingly approve of y or leaving salt wholly free." ' 

Doubts as to whether salt would be subjected to duty must have pre- 
vented its importation up to the receipt of this letter. Writing in June 
(8, 1675) to the Duke's Secretary, Andros mentions the scarcity of pro- 
visions, which he imputes to the tvant of salt. This was enough, of itself, 
to prevent operations by the fishing company. 

Living as we do at a time when this State supplies almost the greater 
part of the salt consumed in the United States, it is difficult to conceive 
that there should ever have been an absolute scarcity of that article in this 
city. At the time of which we write the English had not yet attempted its 
manufacture here. The Dutch had salt works at Coney Island down to 
1664, 3 but probably drew their main supplies from Curacoa. 3 

In the fall of 1675 (September 15), the Private Secretary wrote to the 
Governor : " His R. H. is well pleased to hear y* you have probable 
hopes of settling y e fishing trade, and desires you will not be wanting to 
employ all your care and industry towards y e advancement of it, he look- 
ing upon y* fishery as y e most likely thing to produce wealth and power at 
sea for y or plantacon, and now you are at liberty to dispense with y e clause 
about salt, I hope you will not find much difficulty y e next season in y' 
undertaking and proceeding in it." 4 

The following January (28, 167D tne Secretary recurs to the sub- 
ject as follows : " I know nothing like a project that Im fonder of then 
the hopes you give me of setting up a fishery at Lotig Island, w* I believe 
would be most acceptable and the most beneficiall improvem* that can be 
thought on, as well by the number of hands and shipping it will employ, 
as by the great concourse or people it may draw to his R 11 H ss territoryes." * 

During the time of this correspondence the Indian War, King Philip's, 
was prevailing in New England, and there were grave apprehensions that 
it would extend to Long Island and other portions of this province. To 
prevent intercourse between the Indians on the main land and those on 
Long Island, all canoes on the north side of that island east of Hell Gate 
were ordered by the Court of Assizes to be brought to the next town and 
delivered to the Constables, to be laid up and secured by them near the 
block-houses. Whatever canoes were found upon the Sound thereafter 
were to be destroyed. 6 Until Philip's death, in the summer of 1676, these 
disturbances were enough to prevent any movements toward setting up 
the proposed fishery on Long Island. 

Fishing for export was being carried on at this time in the Duke's 
eastern territory (Pemaquid). In Andros' reports to the Plantation 
Board, when in London a year or two later, he stated that Pemaquid af- 
forded " good merchantable fish" and the country to the westward (New 
York) afforded only " some refuse fish." 7 

Of the meaning of these terms we find an explanation in Josselyn's 
interesting narrative. He relates that the fishermen in the Duke's Prov- 
ince (Pemaquid) at the end of every voyage separated the best from the 
worst fish. The former they called merchantable fish " being sound, full 
grown fish, and well made up, which is known when it is clear like a lan- 
thorn horn, and without spots." The latter they called refuse fish, " that 

1 3 Col. Doc., 231. 2 XIV. Col. MSS., 14: XV. Do., 07. 

3 XVII., Do., 36, 46, 51, 58. Johannis van Brugh, in 1657-8, and Augustyn Heerman, in 1659-60, im- 
ported salt in quantities or cargoes from Curacoa. 

« 3 Col. Doc, 234. 6 3 Col. Doc, 237. «iN.Y. H. S. Coll., 425. 7 3 Col. Doc. 261, 263. 

1882.] in New York in the Seventeenth Century. I go 

is such as is salt-burnt, spotted, rotten, and carelessly ordered." The 
merchantable fish were sent to different ports of Portugal, Spain, and 
France, whence quantities of wine formed part of the return cargoes. The 
refuse fish " they put off at the Charib Islands, Barbadoes, Jamaica, etc., 
" who feed their negros with it." ' 

In the autumn of 1677, as he was about going to England for the 
winter. Major Andros received from some responsible men an application 
to license a fishery upon Long Island. We may readily imagine that he 
entertained it with pleasure, and granted it with alacrity. After the many 
instructions and admonitions to that end from his Royal Highness, he 
would now be able to report to him in person that the long-desired fishery 
had been established on Long Island. 

The text of the grant reads thus : 

" Liberty granted to Mr. Rich d Woodhull, Mr. Sam 11 Edsall, &C 
to ffish about Seatalcott &c. 

" Edmund Andros Esq re &c. 

" Upon applicacon of Mr. Rich d Woodhull, Justice of the Peace at 
Seatalcott, Mr. Sam" Edsall, Mr. Walter Webly, & Mr. Andrew Gibb, 
1 have allowed & do hereby recommend their being permitted, and en- 
couraged in an intended ffishing designe for Basse and pearch, on the 
North and South of the Bounds, or Easterly of Seatalcott, at y e West 
Meadow and y e Old Mans on y c North and Setuck & one place more att 
y c South, or any Other Creeks or places not exceeding four & Liberty to 
build small houses or Stages att land for makeing & saving s d ffish in any 
place not prejudiciall to improved Lands or Meadows, & (or Agents) to 
enjoy y e same unmolested so long as they shall prosecute the s d ffishery, 
according to his Majestys Gracious Intent in Encourageing the ffishery in 
all New England, being a public good. 

" Given under my hand in New York this 10 th of No br 1677. 

" E. Andros." j 

This society will require no apology for the sketches of the lives of 
these ancient fishermen, with some account of the families of two of them 
which will now be given. 

Mr. Richard Woodhull, the first named licensee, was a leading 
citizen of Seatalcott, now Brookhaven, L. I. He was a native of Then- 
ford, in the County of Northampton, England, where he was born on the 
13th of September, 1620. 3 

The Woodhull family, of which he was a member, was descended from 
the great Domesday baron, Walter Flandrensis, Lord of Patteshall, created 
first Baron de Wahull, or de Wodhull, by William the Conqueror, A. D. 
1066, and also, it is said, by two lines of descent from King Edward II. 
The seat of this ancient barony was in Bedfordshire. In the Saxon it was 
variously called Odil, Odhill, Odhull, Odell, Woodhill, or Wodhull. In the 
Norman the name became Wahull, or Wayhull. The son of the first baron 
was Simon de Wahull, or Wodhull in the time of King Stephen, and the 
surname of the family thereafter continued to be Wayhull or Wodhull. 4 

1 Two Voyages to N. Eng., Vez. Repr., 160. 2 War. Ord. Passes, vol. iii., fol. 289. 

3 3 N. Y. Gen. and B. Rec, 10. 4 Baker's Hist and Antiq. Northampt.; Bridges' Northampt., etc. 

190 Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen, [Oct., 

Thenford, the birthplace of Mr. Woodhull, comprised in 1620 two 
ancient manors, that of "Thenford, in Thenford and Purston," and " Pa- 
benham Manor." ' Fulk Wodhull, the fourteenth lineal heir male and 
representative of the first Baron Wodhull, acquired the former in the fifteenth 
century, by his marriage with Anne, daughter and co-heiress of William 
Newenham of Thenford, Esquire. His son Nicholas (15) devised this estate 
to Fulk Wodhull (16), Esq., his eldest son and heir by his second wife, 
Elizabeth Parr, daughter of William, Baron Parr of Horton, the uncle of 
Queen Catherine Parr, latest wife of Henry VIII. This Fulk Wodhull (16), 
Esq., who frequently styled himself Fulco de Thenford, acquired also the 
" Pabenham Manor " of Thenford by purchase in 1565, from William, Lord 
Vaux, and William Colles, Esq., his father-in-law. He died and was 
buried in Thenford Church in 16 13, at the reputed age of 104 years, but 
at the age in fact of about 83 years. It was his son Nicholas Wodhull (17), 
Esq., who was Lord of the Manor at the time of Mr. Woodhull's birth 
there in 1620, and it was his grandson Fulk Wodhull (18), Esq., who had 
succeeded to the Estate at the time of Mr. Woodhull's immigration to 
America. 2 

The time of Mr. Woodhull's immigration has been usually put at about 
1648, in April of which year he, with Job Sayre and others, witnessed an 
Indian deed at East Hampton, L. I." Later researches have identified 
him with the Richard Oodell who was the signer of the agreement for a 
new settlement between Lieut. Daniel Howe and associates at Lynn, 
Mass., bearing date March 10, i6f£. 4 Whether he was of the first de- 
tachment of this Lynn Company, which, led by Lieut. Howe, and accom- 
panied by James Farrett (agent of Lord Stirling), attempted in May, 1640, 
the settlement of the head of Cow Bay 6 (Manhasset, L. I.) does not ap- 
pear. Being at that time in his twentieth year, it is not unlikely that the 
adventurous spirit which had led him to emigrate, also tempted him to 
join this pioneer expedition of their company to Western Long Island. 

The earliest recorded mention of Mr. Woodhull in Southampton is 
under date of March 7, 1644, when he was of the eleven persons in the 
fourth ward, " for cutting out whales." The name is written Richard 
Odell, and was so written by others than himself at both Southampton and 
Brookhaven in many of the earlier entries. His own way of spelling his 
name was Wodhull in all of his signatures which the writer has seen. 
From this time until the settlement of Seatalcott in 1655, he was an active 
and influential citizen of Southampton, described in the lists of voters as 
"gentleman," obtaining his share in allotments of land; serving as juror; 
acting as arbitrator ; engaged in training the soldiers ; in the whale fishery ; 
surveying and laying out the town lands ; purchasing lands from the 
Indians, &c. 6 

Seatalcott was first settled about 1655 and Mr. Woodhull was a leading 
spirit in the founding of the new town. When Hartford accepted jurisdiction 
over this district in 1661 he was appointed by the Court of Election to act 
as magistrate at Setauk, 7 and in 1663 he represented that place at the Gen- 
eral Court at Hartford. In 1666 he was a justice of the Court of Assizes. 
He is named as a patentee in the two Brookhaven patents ; that of Nicolls 
in 1666, and Dongan's in 1686. 8 On the capture of the province by the 

1 Bridges, 204. 2 Baker and Bridges, passim. 3 1 Thomp. L. I., 295. 

4 1 Southamp., L. I., Rec, p. 5. 6 2 Col. Doc., 145. 6 1 Southamp. Rec, passim. 

7 1 Thomp. L. I., 410 8 Brookhaveu Rec, passim. 

i882.] in New York in the Seventeenth Century. igi 

Dutch in 1673, he was a deputy to the Dutch commanders from Seatalcott ' 
and was by them commissioned as magistrate for that place. 2 

At the restoration of the English rule, he was made justice of the 
peace, and held that office until the close of his life. In his later years his 
thoughts reverted to the scenes and friends of his youth. He cprresponded 
with his kinsman Thomas, second Baron Crewe of Steane, who was about his 
own age. It was this gentleman who sent out to him the heraldic atchieve- 
ment of the Wodhull family, which has been printed and described in our 
Record. 3 The writer is of opinion that his "cozen Wodhull " mentioned 
in the letter to him from Lord Crewe, 4 was John Wodhull (19), Esq., the then 
Lord of the Manor of Thenford, who was about twenty years younger than 
Mr. Woodhull. John Wodhull had two brothers living at the time, who 
with himself would answer to the description of " the three brothers," and 
being Lord of the Manor was probably a " justice of the peace " also. 

Mr. Woodhull died at Brookhaven, October 17, 1690, in his seventy- 
first year. 

His wife was Debora . Her maiden name is unknown. They 

have been supposed to have married in England. 6 Now, however, when 
it is found that he immigrated as early as his twentieth year, instead of his 
twenty-eighth, that supposition becomes less probable. 

He had two sons, Richard, the elder, born in 1649, who is the common 
ancestor of the Woodhulls in this country, and Nathaniel, who died in 1680, 
unmarried. 6 Of his three daughters, only one has been mentioned in the 
printed genealogical accounts of his family. She was Deborah, who married 
Capt. John Lawrence, son of Major Thomas Lawrence, of Newtown, L. I. 7 
The researches of Mr. Riker have found another daughter in Ann, who be- 
came the wife of Daniel Tourneur, of Harlem, in 1683. 8 The writer has 
discovered a third daughter, Ruth, " of whom presently." 

Mr. Samuel Edsall, whose name follows that of Mr. Woodhull, was a 
native of Reading, Berkshire, England. He came to America in the 
ship Tryall, John Graves, Master, which sailed from England in May, 
and arrived in Boston in July, 1648. 9 But little is known about him for 
the next six years, during which he was probably engaged in trading for 
furs with the Indians in New England. 

In 1655 he was settled in New Amsterdam. The next year he obtained 
the grant of a village plot from Gov. Stuyvesant. 10 This parcel of land was 
situated between the present Bridge and Pearl Streets, fronting on each, 
the latter being called T' Water (or the Strand). It adjoined the lot of 
Nicholas Jansen, Backer (die baker), on its easterly side. On its westerly 
side the lots of Hendrick Jansen Smith and Hendrick Jansen de Boer, 
separated it from the " Old Kirke," which had been a storehouse of the 
West India Company since the erection of the new stone church in the 
fort in 1642. Nearly opposite to this lot, on the shore, was the Weigh- 
house, from beside which projected into the East River the then solitary 
wharf of our infant metropolis. On this plot young Edsall erected a brick 
house, after the Dutch pattern, with its gable end to the street, and graced, 
no doubt, on its facade, with the year of its construction in large iron 
figures." The bricks for this house were probably brought by him from Ft. 
Orange (Albany). 12 

1 3 Col. Doc, 584. 2 Id., 601. 3 1 N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Rec, 25. 

* Printed in 2 Thomp. L. I., p. 399. 6 3 N. Y. G. and B. Rec, 10. 8 4 Id., 54. 

7 Riker's Newtown, p. 285. 8 Riker's Harlem, 426. 9 A. Deeds (Queens Co.), 186. , 

>° H. H. Patents (Alb.), 55. ll Val. N. Y. 86. I3 4 Bur. and Schep., 306 

102 Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen, [Oct., 

In 1657 he was admitted as a burgher of the city. 1 At this time he is 
said to have been a hoode-maker or hat-maker. The hats of that day were 
the broad-brimmed and steeple-crowned hats of fur, and it is likely that 
he carried on that occupation in connection with his trade in furs. He 
styled himself "beaver maker," i.e., one who prepares or cures beaver 
furs for sale or export. 2 At this period the skins of the beaver were not 
only the chief staple for export, but they were the favorite and highest 
quality of " pay" in all dealings in the colony. 

During the next few years he was much of the time absent from his 
home upon trading expeditions to Long Island, up the Hudson, in New 
Jersey, and along the South or Delaware River. In his intercourse with 
the tribes of Indians with whom he traded, he learned their various dia- 
lects. His knowledge of the Indian tongues made him highly esteemed as 
an interpreter between the Indians and the Dutch, and, in later years, the 
English. When at home he was quite actively engaged in mercantile oper- 
ations and in the purchase and sale of lands in the city and its vicinity. 

When it was sought, in 1660, to establish a town across the river "on 
the maize land behind Gemoenepaen " (Communipaw) he was a signer of 
the first petition therefor, which Stuyvesant denied for " pregnant rea- 
sons." 3 In the stockadoed village of Bergen which that Governor soon 
afterward authorized, Mr. Edsall was the first proprietor of two of the 
choicer lots. Without the walls he had also his Buyten Tuynen, or outside 
gardens ; and boweries or farms which were occupied and tilled by his 
tenants. 4 The only appointment he held from Stuyvesant was that of en- 
sign in the Esopus war of 1663. 6 

On the arrival of the English in 1664, he took the oath of allegiance 
to his former sovereign. 6 In this year he acquired his plantation of Con- 
stables Hook, N. J., 7 — now occupied, in part by the extensive (and offen- 
sive) oil tanks, refineries, and docks of the Standard Oil Company — that of 
Broncks Land 8 (now Morrisania) and the island " Sanckhicans " in the 
Delaware. * 

Mr. Edsall had now become a substantial merchant and a consider- 
able landed proprietor. In 1665 and 1666 he purchased from the Indians 
the sites of Elizabeth Town 10 and Newark, 11 N. J., for their first settlers. 
About 1667 he removed to Bergen, and the next year he became a mem- 
ber of the Council of Gov. Philip Cartaret, which office he continued to 
hold for many years. 12 He was at the same time President of " y e towne of 
Bergen," 13 and a member of its Court of Judicature, authorized to act as 
Presiding Justice. 14 The records of this ancient town and court, which 
were mainly written by him at this period, are unfortunately lost. Through- 
out the rule of Governor Cartaret, in our neighboring colony, he was his 
friend and counsellor, and his staunch supporter. 

Early in 1669, Mr. Edsall and Capt. Nicholas Verlett obtained the 
grant of about two thousand acres, extending north from the chartered 
bounds of Bergen at Bull's Ferry, along the Hudson two and a half miles, 
nearly to what is now called Fort Lee, and stretching inland to the Hack- 

1 3 Bur. and Schep., 271. 

2 Make, to cure, e.g., hay-maker. " Made beaver" is a term applied to beaver pelts in the Hudson Bay 
country to this day (Butler's "Great Lone Land"). The occupation would be now included in, if not ex- 
pressed by the term " furrier." 

3 IX. Col. MSS., 143. 4 Reg. Notary Van der Veen, 54. 5 Winf. Land Tit. H. Co., 73. 

6 Val. Man., 1854, p. 535. 7 1 Pat, No. 35. 8 iaPat., No. 14. 9 3 Pat., 131. 

i° Eliz. Bill. Chy. Sched. 10, No. 9, and Hatf. Eliz., 37. « Bill Chy. Sched. 10, No. 9. 

12 Learning and Spi., 77 et seq. i3 2 Rec. Prop. E. J., pt. hi., p. 32. »« 3 Id., J>assim. 

1 88 2.] in New York in the Seventeenth Century. 193 

ensack River and Overpeck's Creek. 1 This splendid tract they had prob- 
ably purchased from the Indians some time before. It became the indi- 
vidual property of Mr. Edsall ; and some of his descendants of the name, 
in the line of his eldest son, own and occupy parts of it to this day. 

During the next ten years, while spending much of his time in New 
York, he continued to reside in New Jersey. We find him engaged in 
trading ventures in the Virginias for tobacco; serving as juror and arbi- 
trator in New York, acting as interpreter between the Governor and In- 
dians "on important occasions," at Fort James (in this city), in Delaware, 
and elsewhere. He sometimes practised in the courts, notably in the 
Court of Assizes in the case of Amigart Pappegoia, the daughter of the Swe- 
dish ex-Governor Printz, for whom he appeared in the trial of her suit to 
recover Tinicum Island in the Delaware. 2 In 1675, ar >d again in 1677, his 
was one of the "double number" of names presented in the autumnal 
nomination by the Mayor and Aldermen for the office of Sheriff of this 
county, but in each case the Governor reappointed the incumbent. 3 He 
continued to acquire lands in what is now the State of Pennsylvania, in 
New Jersey, and elsewhere. 

In 1679 he removed to Brookhaven, L. I., for the better prosecution 
of the fishing enterprise, and resided there three or four years. He be- 
came a proprietor and freeholder of that town. 4 Thence he moved back 
to New Jersey in 1682-83. 

During the time of his residence on Long Island he continued to be 
of the Council of East Jersey, and in the magistracy of Bergen. 6 It was 
not unusual in that early period for members of the government of one 
colony to reside in another — e.g., William Pinhorne, after removing to 
New Jersey, continued in the Council and on the bench of New York. 

When, in 1683, the first house of Deputies was convened by the new 
proprietors of East Jersey (William Penn being present in the Council), 
an unsuccessful attempt was made in the Assembly to disqualify Mr. Ed- 
sall and other members of the late Government from holding office." 
This was no doubt in retaliation for his part in the contemptuous dissolu- 
tion of the Assembly in 168 1. 7 

He continued to enjoy the respect and confidence of the proprietory 
government, 8 and in 1686 he went to the Assembly as Deputy for " Old 
and New Hackinsacke and out Plantations." 9 In the Act to withstand 
the apprehended French invasion, passed in 1688, he was made Commis- 
sioner for Bergen County and Treasurer of the taxes thereby levied, which 
were ordered to be paid "at his house." 10 The next year he removed to 
Newtown, L. I., after marriage with a widow of that place, and there he 
resided for the rest of his days. 

The part taken by Mr. Edsall in our Colonial affairs after the English 
Revolution — his membership of the Committee of Safety which took charge 
of public matters and commissioned Lt.-Governor Leisler in 1689, his 
service as Councillor to Leisler from 1689 to 1691, his subsequent trial and 

1 2 Rec. Prop. E. J. 

a 2 Ct. of Assizes, 295. This island lies on the Pennsylvania side of the river, a few miles below Phila- 
delphia. An autograph letter from Madame Pappegoia to Mr. Edsall is in the Secretary of State's office at 

3 May : Ct. Rec, Oct., 1675 and 1677. * Brookhaven Rec, passim. 

5 2 Rec. Prop. E. J., pt. iii., 167 ; Winf. Hud. Co., 99-101. e Rec. Gov. and Counc. E. J., 17. 

T 3 Col. Doc N. Y., 293-300. This controversy between the Assembly and the Government was about 
an invasion of the "Concessions," which the settlers insisted that the proprietors had made, and forms an 
interesting chapter in the history of the early struggles for individual rights in America. 

8 Rec. Gov. and C E. J., 115. * Idem, 120. "Leam. and Spicer, 306-9. 

194 Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen, [Oct., 

acquittal upon the charge of treason, for which Leisler and Milborne were 
condemned and executed, are all matters of public history, to which the 
limits of this paper admit of only passing allusion. 1 

For several years after the downfall of Leisler he lived quietly at New- 
town, taking no part in public affairs save those of the town. In 1694 
and 1695 he was a Commissioner of the town to build a new parsonage 
house and to procure a new minister. 2 After the Earl of Bellomont be- 
came Governor, and the Leislerians were restored to power, he became 
once more a Magistrate in Queens County, and sat as a Justice of the 
Courts of Common Pleas and Sessions at Jamaica. 3 In 1699 Bellomont 
describes him in a despatch to the Lords of Trade, as "an English gentle- 
man that lives in Queens County." 4 At the latest record mention of him 
in life yet found, he was " one of his Majesties Justices of y e Peace for 
Queens County upon Nassau Island in y e Collony of New Yorke." 5 

Mr. Edsall died at some time between December, 1 701, and April, 
1 706 ; but the precise time and the place of his death have not yet been 

The first wife of Mr. Edsall, whom he married at New Amsterdam on 
the 29th day of May, 1655, was Jannetje Wessells, a native of Aernham 
in Gelderlandt. She was the daughter of Wessell Wessells, and Mettyen or 
"Mettie" (PBoonen). Madame Wessells was a widow, and "kept a 
most respectable public-house in the City, patronized by the magistrates 
on occasions of public import." 7 Another of her daughters, Hendrickje, 
became the wife of Gelyn Verplanck. It is said that young Edsall's 
bride, the charming Jannetje, was a famous belle in her day, and that the 
wedding was especially noticeable for the festivities of the occasion. 8 
By this marriage there were eight children : 

1 . Annetje, who became the wife of Capt. William Lawrence, son of 

Major Thomas Lawrence, of Newtown, L. 1. He settled in 
Beigen County, N. J., on a plantation given to him by his 
father-in-law. In 1683 he was appointed Coroner of that county, 
and in 1688 was elected Deputy for the "Out Plantations of 
Bergen." He was one of Leisler's Council, and was indicted 
and tried for "ryot" only, in 1691. He is supposed to have 
owed his escape from conviction to the influence of his uncle, 
John Lawrence, a member of the Court. In 1693 he was 
Speaker of the House of Deputies of East Jersey, and from 1694 
to 1698 a Deputy. In 1699 he became a member of Gov. 
Basse's Council. In the early part of the next century lie was 
a member of the Council of Lord Cornbury. 9 

2. Judith, the second daughter, married Capt. Benjamin Blagge, 

of Plymouth (England), Mariner, who sailed his vessels be- 
tween New York and English ports for many years, and made 
New York his home after his marriage. He was an active ad- 
herent of Leisler, and was a member of his Council. In the 

1 His long experience in the Council of New Jersey had given Mr. Edsall a better acquaintance with 
matters of government than was possessed by any of his colleagues or by Leisler himself; and from the fact 
that two of his sons-in-law were also members of the Council, and another was the Secretary of Leisler's 
government, it is probable that he exercised a leading influence in the affairs of this Colony during that 
period, and that he is entitled to a large share of the praise or blame of that administration. 

2 Newtown Rec, L. I., passim. 3 A Queens Co. Deeds, /assim. 4 3 Col. Doc, 507. 
6 A Queens Co. Deeds, 186. The date is December 20, 1701. 

6 He probably died in 1702. A deed of his son John, dated in April, 1706, conveyed a tract of land 
in Bergen Co., N. J., as "his son and heir." 

' Val. N. Y., 87. 8 Val. Man., 1862, p. 769. 9 4 Col. Doc, 1136. 

1 882.] in New York in the Seventeenth Century. igc 

summer of 1690 he was sent by Leisler and the Council to 
present their case to the king. 1 

3. John, the first son of Mr. Edsall, was born in 1660. He in- 

herited and settled upon the paternal estate in Bergen County, 
and is the ancestor of those of the name in that part of New 
Jersey. 3 

4. Joanna, the next child, was born after the removal to Bergen 

and was baptized in its quaint little Dutch Church, with Sieur 
Nicholas Bayard as one of her sponsors. She became the first 
wife of Jacob Milborne, the Secretary of Leisler' s government, 
and was probably the mother of his " son and heir," Jacob, 
who is mentioned in the Act of 6 and 7 of William III. for 
reversing the attainders. She had also a daughter by this 
marriage named Abigail, who has not been hitherto mentioned, 
and who was born June 22, 1687 or 88." Mr. Edsall's next child, 

5. Sarah, probably died young. The next, 

6. Benjamin, has not been traced beyond his twentieth year. 

Another daughter, 

7. Mary, married Ex-Mayor Peter de la Noy, who was Collector 

of the Port, an alderman of this city, a member of Lt.-Gov. 
Leisler's Council, and afterward a member of the Colonial 
Assembly. Like Mr. Edsall he was acquitted of the charge of 
treason. There was a posthumous child of this marriage, Maria, 
born in February, 169^. Mr. Edsall's other child by this 
wife was, 

8. Elizabeth, who married her step-brother Peter Berrien, of New- 

town, L. I., surveyor, and by him has numerous descendants, the 

most distinguished of whom was the late John McPherson Berrien, 

of Georgia, Senator and Attorney-General of the United States. 

Mr. Edsall's second wife was Naomy, widow of Samuel Moore of New 

York, merchant. She survived only a year and probably had no issue by 

this marriage. She died in 167 7/ 

For his third wife Mr. Edsall married Ruth, daughter of his partner, 
Richard Woodhull, of Seatalcott, probably in the summer of 1678. The 
first child by this marriage was a daughter. 

9. Ruth, who married first her step-brother, John Berrien, of New- 
• town, and second Samuel Fish, of the same place. She has 

numerous descendants, of whom one was the Rev. William 
Berrien, late Rector of Trinity Church, and another is Hamil- 
ton Fish, Ex-Governor and Secretary of State. The only other 
child of Mr. Edsall by this marriage was a son, 

1 His son Benjamin was Alderman of the " Out Ward " of this city in 1706, and his son Edward was 
Alderman of the same Ward 1707 to 1715, '19, '20, '2i(Val. Man., 1864, p. 514). 

2 He married, May 3, 1691, at Bergen Dutch Ref. Ch.,Cierretje [Charity] Smith (dau. of High Sheriff 
Michael Smith, and gr. dau. of Dept.-Gov. John Berry, of East Jersey), by whom he had three sons and 
five daughters. He died in 1714. 

3 Eor this fact the writer is indebted to some figures of Milborne's on the back of an account of a joint 
venture of himself and Major Anthony Brockholes in tobacco, from Virginia to New Castle upon Tyne, in 
their ketch At the end of the computation Milburne wrote, "20 weekes and one day being 
ye Age of Abigail ye daughter of Jacob and his wife Johanna" (XXXV. Col. MSS., p. 194). By other 
figures upon the back of a letter Milburne computes that he was worth ,£1,500 — "'in Cleare Estate" 
(Idem, p. 191). This was in 1687 or 1688. 

4 Two step-sons were added to his family by this marriage, Francis and Samuel Moore. Francis mar. 
1696, Jannetje Lawrence, of Newtown, L. I., and Samuel mar. 1705, Sarah Smith, of Bergen Co. Each 
had seven children. Both settled in Bergen Co. Samuel acqmred from the heirs of ex-Mayor Thomas 
Noell the plantation of 1,500 acres above Ft. Lee, which the latter had purchased from his father-in-law, 
Maj. John Berry, in 1699. 

I96 Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen, [Oct., 

10. Richard Edsall, surveyor, who resided in Newtown, after- 
ward in Haceknsack, N. J., and finally settled in Orange 
County, N. Y. He was thrice married and is the ancestor of 
the Edsall family of Queens County by his first wife Kezia 
Ketcham 1 (daughter of Philip Ketcham of Newtown), and of 
the families of that name in Orange County, N. Y., and Sussex 
County, N. J., by his third wife Hillegonde De Key. 2 She was 
the daughter of Capt. Jacobus De Key by his marriage with 
Sarah daughter of Col. Thomas Willett, of Flushing, and his 
wife Helena, daughter of Capt. Elbert Elbertse Stoothoff, of 
In 1689, Mr. Edsall married his fourth wife, Jannetie, daughter of Jan 
Stryker, of Flatbush, L. I., and widow of Cornelius Jansen Berrien, of 
Newtown, L. I. Of this marriage there was probably no issue. 3 

Mr. Walter Webly, the third of the licensees, was also an Englishman, 
probably from Monmouthshire. He was a nephew 4 of Capt. Richard and 
Col. Lewis Morris, with the former of whom he probably came to New 
York from Barbadoes. In 1673, Commander Colve, on the earnest 
request of his uncle Lewis, gave leave to Mr. Webly to remain in this 
government, on taking the oath of allegiance. 6 On the death of his 
uncle Richard he was appointed one of the guardians and tutors of 
Richard's orphan child, Lewis, who afterward became Chief-Justice and 
Governor of New Jersey. This child was entitled to one-third of the estate 
left by his father, the remaining two-thirds belonging of right to Col. Mor- 
ris. On the confiscation of the latter's property by the Dutch commanders, 
they appointed Balthazar Bayard to take charge of his share of the estate 
on the part of the Government, in connection with the guardians, Webly, 
Van Cortlandt, and Lawrence. In 1674 Mr. Webly was the "agent" for 
Col. Morris, 6 who had returned to Barbadoes to wind up his affairs in that 
island before removing permanently to New York. 

At the time of the fishing license Mr. Webly resided at " Bronck's 
Land " (now Morrisania), the estate which his uncle Richard had pur- 
chased from Mr. P>dsall in 1668 7 and which was in part the property of his 
ward. He was still there in 1679, at the time of the visit of the Labadists. 
They say : " We pursued our way to a point where one Webblitigh, an 
Englishman, lived, who was standing ready to cross over. He carried us 
over with him, and refused to take any pay for our passage, offering us at 
the same time some of his rum, a liquor which is everywhere. We were 
now again at New Harlem." 8 

The travellers had been charged that morning, nine stuyvers for ferriage 
over the Spyt den duyvil, which they considered " very dear." Mr. Webly's 
free ride across the Harlem made an impression on their minds to which 
we are indebted for this mention of him, indicating that Webly was a 
genial, liberal, and hospitable gentleman. 

The latest mention of Mr. Webly which has come to the writer's notice 

1 She had a son Philip, b. in 1713, who married, Dec. 11, 1734, Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev. Samuel 
Pumroy, and had several children. 

2 She bore to him five sons and one daughter. 

3 The only sons of the immigrant, Cornelius Jansen Berrien, who had male issue, were Peter and John, 
who married respectively their step-sisters Elizabeth and Ruth Edsall, and had no other wives. All of the 
numerous descendants, Berrien or Berrian, of the immigrant, are therefore descended from the subject of this 

* 2 Col. Doc, 684. 6 Id., 638. • XXIV. Col. MSS., 125. 

7 3 Deeds Alb,, no. ° Danker's & Sluyter's Jour., 139. 

^882.] in New York in the Seventeenth Century. iqy 

is that of his appearance in 1683, as a witness for his uncle Lewis Morris 
in the hotly contested ejectment suit by Daniel Tourneur (Mr. Wood hull's 
new son-in-law) for possession of Stony Island, in the Harlem Kills. 1 
Col. Morris claimed this island as a part of Bronck's Land, while Tourneur 
insisted that it belonged to New Harlem. 

Mr. Andrew Gibb, the last named of the licensees, was a resident of 
Oyster Bay, L.I., in 1676. 2 He was then a merchant in this city, and was 
taxed on ^"500 for building the new dock. He probably removed to 
Brookhaven soon after the grant of the fishing license. He had already 
been associated in business with Mr. Edsall. They were joint defendants 
in a suit by Samuel Blagge, tried at the Sessions held at Southampton in 
the Spring of 1677. This suit involved ^1,500, a large sum in those days, 
and was carried to the assizes, by the defeated plaintiff. 3 It must have 
been amicably adjusted, as the plaintiff subsequently authorized Messrs. 
Edsall and Gibb to buy tobacco in Virginia or Maryland for shipment to 
his brothers in England. 1 

Soon after his removal to Brookhaven Mr. Gibb became a freeholder 
there, and in 1686 was clerk of the town. He aided in obtaining the new 
Dongan patent in that year, and was named as one of the patentees. 5 At 
the same time he was engaged in a " whaling design " with Samuel Eborne 
and Richard Lloyd of Brookhaven. 8 

At the time of the English Revolution Mr. Gibb was clerk of Queens 
County. He was ousted from that office by Gov. Leisler, who ordered his 
arrest in Jan., t6qo. 7 On the downfall of Leisler he was again made Clerk 
of the County and held that office until 1701. 8 The marriage license of 
Andrew Gibb, gentleman, to Mrs. Hannah Smith, bears date April 13, 1696. 
During some years following he resided at " Islip Grange," in Suffolk 
County. From 1710 to 1716 he was Clerk of Suffolk County, L. I. 9 

It would not be easy to find localities better suited for fisheries than 
the " bounds of Seatalcott " or Brookhaven. Deep and sinuous bays, 
with numerous inlets and tributary creeks on the northern coast, and the 
great South and East bays, with their inflowing streams on the southern 
shores, afforded the most favorable places for the " catch," and safe har- 
bors for the vessels engaged. The "West Meadow" mentioned in the 
license yet bears its ancient name, and lies along the easterly side of that 
part of the sound called Smithtown Bay. Another locality mentioned — 
il The Old Mans" — is the land-locked bay now called Mt. Sinai Harbor. 
"Setuck" was the region at the bounds of Southampton, on the East Bay, 
now called East Moriches and Eastport, where there was an estuary or 
stream once known as the Setock or Seatuck. There is no way of identi- 
fying the remaining place on the south, or " the other creeks and places 
not exceeding four." It would seem that Patchogue or its vicinity must 
have been the scene of a station on the great South Bay. 

The inhabitants were accustomed to whale fishing, and may have en- 
gaged in the new enterprise in the intervals between putting in and harvest- 
ing their crops. The Indians were expert fishermen, and were, no doubt, 
employed by the Fishing Company. But the chief reliance must have been 
upon fishermen from the coasts of New England, who were experienced 
in the care and curing of fish. 

1 Riker's Harlem, 432. 2 XXVI. Col. MSS., 258. * Id., 109. 

* 5 Deeds Alb., 142. 6 Brookhaven Rec. « XXXIII. Col. MSS., 54. 

7 XXXVI. Col. MSS., 142. 8 XXXIX. Col. MSS., 53. • N. Y. Civil List. 

Iq8 Something About Fish, Fisheries, and Fishermen, [Oct., 

Who of the licensees superintended the earliest operations of the com- 
pany we can only infer. Mr. Woodhull, residing on the north side of the 
town, was able to give the business his personal attention in that quarter. 
Mr. Edsall had important business at home which did not admit of his 
spending much time about the fisheries. He must have gone to Seatal- 
cott in the summer of 1678, for it was then he secured his most precious 
"catch," the heart and hand of the fair Ruth Woodhull. 

The results of the first season of the fishing company were not satis- 
factory, at least to Mr. Edsall. The great expectations with which the 
enterprise had been launched were in a fair way to be disappointed if 
greater energy were not shown in its prosecution. Mr. Edsall was active 
and indefatigable in the conduct of his own affairs, and the new venture 
seemed to require his presence. This would necessitate prolonged ab- 
sences from home unless he should take up his residence at Seatalcott. 
To this his new wife would readily accede, for it would take her back to 
her friends and family. So it was determined that they should remove to 
Seatalcott. But where to find a house there was the first question. 

There was an early settler proprietor and patentee of that town named 
Daniel Lane, formerly of New London, Conn., who had married Cath- 
erine, widow of Thomas Doxey, and probably a daughter of Stukely 
Westcott of Rhode Island (another of whose daughters married the first 
Benedict Arnold). Lane had a fine house and plantation, and also a 
mill on Little Neck (now Strong's Neck), adjoining the home of Mr. 
Woodhull. Being arrested for an alleged crime just before the Dutch 
reoccupation, he was tried, convicted, and imprisoned under the Dutch 
rule. He escaped from prison, and despite the hue and cry by which he 
was pursued, was never captured. Thereupon his estate was ordered to 
be seized, but on application of his wife, she was permitted to retain pos- 
session, and the property was directed to be applied one-half to the sup- 
port of the wife and children, and one-half to the payment of the fugitive's 
debts. A divorce was also ordered to be granted to the wife in case of 
his absence continuing for six months. 1 Four years had elapsed and 
Lane had not appeared. The buildings were going to decay, the fences 
were falling, and the land was becoming overgrown. This place would 
suit Mr. Edsall for a residence if he could obtain it, but how to do so was 
the next question. The problem was solved in a way that was certainly 
unique, i.e., by obtaining letters of administration upon the absent owner's 
estate, which was granted upon the following petition. It is an autograph 
of the petitioner, and bears date February 18, 167I. 

" To his Excellence S r Edmund Andros, K'n't, Seigneiur of Saus- 
marez, Lieut. And Gouernour Gen" of all his Royal highness' 
territories In America. 
"The humble Addresse of Samuell Edsall. 
" Showeth : 

" that hee hauinge maryed a wife out of the towne of Seatal- 
cott upon Long Isl, wheare hee hath entered Into partnership with his 
father in Law, Mr Richard Woodhull, And two others for the prosecutyon 
of y e desine of pearch And bass ffishing in those parts, wherein they haue 
already been at charge, but for want of more constant attendance therein it 

1 2 Col. Doc, 704. 

1882.] in New York in the Seventeenth Century. ign 

hath hither to turned to small accompt : being desirous to proceed therein : 
and that his wife may be neare her : relations : he is much inclined to re- 
move his family to that place If he could meete with A. convenient Acom- 
odatyon of house and land theare : that having made Inquiry to that end he 
cannot heare of any that he judges will be ffit for him unlesse that which for- 
merly did belong to Daniel Lane, which Lying in A manner holy neglected : 
notwithstandinge the severall orders for y e division of y e estate betwixt his 
wife And y e creditors : will quickly fall short of its Apraysment unless your 
Excellence shall see cause to apoint sume person hoe will tacke y e mat- 
er upon him : to see those former orders put in Executyon About y e di- 
vision and payments As therein directed : which havinge been hitherto 
omited to bee done And y e time given elapsed : may bee most proper for 
your Excellence to do : hee doth therefore most humbly supplicate your 
Excellence that being responsable for y e Apraysment of y e hole Estate left, 
that is to say of housinge and Land : he may bee put into possession 
thereof, by your Excellencies order not doubtinge of giuing good satisfac- 
tyon unto y e woman and chilldren for their proportyon of y e Apraysment 
As Also to such Creditors, whose depts shall be allowed by y e Court of Ses- 
sions by Average or (otherwise) he beinge admitted thereunto by letters 
of Administratyon for which hee will give securitye to be Acomptable or 
any other way, As to your Excellence shall seem meete. 

" And your supplicant As in duty bound shall ever pray — " ' 

On this petition he was " admitted and confirmed to all intents and 
purposes, administrator of the whole estate, goods, and chattels " of Lane 
within the government, with full power to enter upon and take possession 
of the premises. 2 

Immediate preparations were made for removal. To his son-in-law, 
Capt. Blagge, he sold for ^200 a house and lot on T'Water, between the 
residence of Gelyn Verplanek and that of Johannis De Bruine. 3 His 
eldest son (now eighteen years old), was bound out to his "intimate 
acquaintance," the Rev. Charles Wolley, Chaplain at the fort, as his 
" scholar." It was in the handwriting of this youth, that were many of 
the " memorials " of this author, as he tells us in his book. 4 Doubtless 
the father was well pleased, in the dearth of educational facilities in New 
York at that time, to leave his son under the tuition of this graduate of 

Early in the Spring of 1679, Mr. Edsall removed with his family to the 
Lane place at Seatalcott. The house, mill, and " leantoe " were repaired, 
the fences restored, and the long-neglected fields were cleared up and cul- 
tivated. 6 There he continued to reside for several years, while the fishery 
was being prosecuted. In that time, in order, no doubt, to provide funds 
to meet the growing demands of the enterprise, he sold his fine plantation 
at Constables Hook, N. J., for ,£562, New England money," and also dis- 
posed of a plantation at Espatin, N. J., valued at ^200, to Cornelis 
Steenwick. 7 

The letters of administration did not, however, secure to him an un- 
challenged tenure of the Lane estate. On the contrary, his possession 
was the subject of a remarkable, protracted, and bitter litigation with the 

1 XXVIII. Col. MSS., 56. a Wills, N. Y., 376. 3 5 Deeds Alb., 159. 

* Wolley's Jour., 53. 6 XXX. Col. MSS., 58. * 5 Deeds Alb., 252. 

> 19 B. Wills, N. Y., 221. 

200 Notes and Queries. [Oct., 

widow, in which he was for a time worsted, and only succeeded finally, 
after his removal from Long Island. 

What was the extent of the operations of this ancient fishing company, 
or the results to the licensees in a pecuniary way, we do not know ; nor 
do we know what numbers of men and vessels were employed. It may 
be safe to conjecture, however, that the sanguine expectations of his 
Royal Highness James, Duke of York, in respect of the " wealth and 
power at sea " to be produced thereby, the number of hands and shipping 
it would employ, and the "great concourse of people" it was to draw to 
his R" H 55 territories, were never fully realized. 


Carpenter's Fulling Mill. — In the article by Dr. Stevenson, page 118 of the 
Record for July, 1882, he says that Thomas and Edward Stevenson were the first to es- 
tablish a " fulling mill " on Long Island, the date being 1691. I find on record that on 
November 5, 1667, Joseph Carpenter of Moscheto Cove, Long Island, obtained from 
Gov r Nicholls a grant of land, etc., whereon to erect a " saw and fulling mill," and that 
such mill was in operation January 14, 1677, thus showing a priority in favor of Carpenter 
of at least fourteen years. I think I can claim for Joseph Carpenter that he erected the first 
saw mill run by -water power in Long Island, Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey. 

New York, Atigtist 14, 1882. daniel h. carpenter. 

Chester — Condy. — Capt. Samuel Chester of New London, 1663, subsequently of 
Groton, Conn. , was the immigrant ancestor of the late Joseph Lemuel Chester of London, 
Eng. He was twice married. The christian name of his first wife was Mary ("New 
London Town Records, Vol. IV., p. 4). By her he had five children, Abraham, John, 
Susanna, Samuel, and Mercy. Was she a Condy ? William Condy, styled nephew of 
Capt. Chester, accompanied the latter to New London ; was also a sea captain, and 
received at the same time with Capt. Chester numerous grants of lands in New London 
and Groton. Condy subsequently removed to Boston, Mass., and from that place ad- 
dressed the following letter : 

"To Mr. Samuell Chester Living in New London. 

" Boston this 14th day of June 1688. 

" Loving Uncle. My kinde love remembered unto you hoping these few lines will 
find you in as good health as I am blessed be God for it. More I would desire if you can 
sell the land that Lyeth on y r side of the Rher to doe me that kindness to sell it for me 
at the best advantage and send it down to me the next spring, and give a bill of sale for 
the same and this shall be y r discharge if you sell it take it in porke if you can, for that 
will be the best comodity here. I am now ready to saile for Barbados and so intend to 
come home God willing so no more to trouble you with but my kind love to you & your 
wife I rest y r Loving cozen william condye." 

(" New London Rec," Vol. V., p. 120). 

Was this William Condy son of the William Condy of Boston, in Lincolnshire, who, 
with sixty-seven others, in March, 1627, refused to contribute to the forced loan imposed 
by Charles I. ? ("State Papeis, temp. Charles I., Domestic Series," Vol. LXXIL, No. 
35, Record Office, London). L. 

" Oldest New York Family." — In connection with this matter please allow me 
to mention the family of Wcolsey. George Woolsey, the settler, came to New Amster- 
dam in 1623 (see N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. IV., pp. 
128, 129, 143). He was engaged in business with Isaac Allerton, who came over in the 
Mayflower. Mr. Woolsey was appointed Fire Warden by Governor Stuyvesant, June 23, 
1648. Several members or descendants of this family are residents of New York City 
and vicinity. edward woodhull woolsey. 

Milium, N. J., July 6, 1882. 


Notes on Books. 2 oi 

Van Brugh— (Record, Vol. XI., p. 52).— Johannes Pieterse Verbrugge— or van 
Brugh — from Haarlem, born 1624, a trader in New Amsterdam and Beaverwyck before 

1657. He married Catrina Roeloffs, a daughter of the noted Anneka Janse, March 29. 

1658, in Nieu Amsterdam, where all of his children were born and baptized. He died 
in 1697. Had children 

1. Helena, bap. April 4, 1659. 

2. Helena, bap. July 28, 1660, m. Teunis de Kay. 

3. Anna, bap. September 10, 1662, m. Andries Grevenraedt. 

4. Catharina, bap. April 19, 1665, m. Hendrick van Rensselaer. 

5. Peter, bap. July 14, 1666, m. November 2, 1688, Sara Cuyler. 

6. Maria, bap. September 20, 1673, m. Stephen Richards. 

7. Johannes, m. July 9, 1696, Margaret Provoost. 

The children of this last Johannes are given in the Provoost genealogy by Mr. Purple, 
published in the Record, Vol. VI., p. 5. Capt. Peter van Brugh was Mayor of Albany] 
N. Y., 1699, 1700, 1721-3, and was buried there July 20, 1740. 

Can any correspondent give the record of the children of this Peter, by his wife Sara 
Cuyler ? or whether a son of his had a daughter Catharine, born in New York City ? 

A. D. s. 

Van Dam Record. — Some years ago I copied from an old Dutch Bible the family 
record of Claes Ripse van Dam, father of the Hon. Rip van Dam. The record, entered 
in a good hand, after 1686 (the year in which the Bible was printed), was ink-eaten and 
partly illegible, but had contained the births of five children, of whom the first and third 
soon died. The second child was born October 3, 1655, and was named " Cataryna Claes 
van Dam." No doubt the Catrina who married Hendrick van Nes, November 25, 1688 
(" Pearson's Albany Settlers," p. 128). The fourth was a son, but the date of his birth had 

perished, and also his name, except " Claessen van Dam." This, however, was no 

doubt the Hon. Rip. The fifth child was a daughter, born June 5, 1664, her name also 

lost, except " van Dam." But possibly it was Deborah, who married Hendrick 

Hansen, September 21, 1692. The identity of the fifth child of Claes Ripse van Dam, born 
June 5, 1664, is rendered uncertain by the fact that there was another daughter named 
Margaret who married Andrew van Alst (" Annals of Newtown," p. 381). This will sup- 
plement N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. II., p. 24. 

Waver ly, July 26, 1882. james riker. 


Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. 
Towne Memorial Fund. Vol. I., 1846-1852. Boston: Published by the So- 
ciety, 18 Somerset Street, 1880. Royal 8vo, pp. 533. Vol. II., 1853-55. Bos- 
ton, 1881. Pp. 533. 

" Lord, keep my memory green ! " is the one perennial aspiration of the majority of 
mankind. It finds expression in all ages, in all countries, and in countless and divers 
ways. By lives of devoted sacrifice, by deeds of valor, by service in the fields of litera- 
ture, science, and art, by the founding of churches, hospitals, libraries, and benevolent 
institutions, by wills, bequests, and devises, sometimes of striking originality and whim- 
sicality, this burning desire of the human heart, to be remembered after death, utters 
its defiance of oblivion. We are sure, however, that whoever dieth in the fellowship of 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society need have no fear as to being forgotten. 
The "Towne Memorial Fund," established in 1864 and 1870, by the late William B. 
Towne, of Boston, having been carefully husbanded, now gives its increase in these in- 
itial volumes of a series of American Biographies, which in value and exceeding interest, 
fitly match the inestimable treasures already garnered in the thirty-seven volumes of the 
Society's " Register." Fortunate in the happy thought which led to the endowment of the 
Fund, Mr. Towne was still more fortunate in the ability and tact of those who, as a 
Committee, have had in charge the preparation of these volumes. 

The first of these noble volumes contains biographies of all the members who died dur- 
ing the first eight years of the Society's existence, from 1845-1852, inclusive ; the second 
volume contains the biographies of those who died during the years 1853, 1854, and 

202 Notes on Books. [Oct., 1882, 

1855, ten in all. We have spent several happy hours in turning over these pages, re- 
viving our recollections of some whom we have known personally ; and becoming, as it 
seemed, almost personally acquainted with some whom we knew only by name and work. 
A more characteristically American volume one could scarcely find ; a book to read and 
re-read for the strengthening of one's self; a book to put before the rising generation. 
Some great names are among these biographies — many were men of far more than average 
ability, holding positions of honor and trust — but the majority were simply earnest- 
thinking, earnest-living, busy men, each of whom, out of the cares of his own daily life, 
managed to find time to put aside something of permanent good, in some form of literary 
labor, for the good of those coming after him. Et patrtbns^ et posteritatem (both for 
their forefathers and for their posterity) labored they, recognizing the fact that no man 
is of himself alone ; neither can he, if he will, sever the chains which link him to those 
who precede and those who shall follow him. H. R. s. 

1662 — Genealogy of the Whittier Family — 1882. Printed for private distribu- 
tion. Sheet, 44 by 30 inches. 

This record, compiled and arranged by Charles Collyer Whittier, of Boston, Mass., de- 
tails briefly the line of descent from Thomas, "ancestor of those bearing the names of 
Whittier, Whitcher, and Whicher, in America," who came, probably to Newbury, 
Mass., in 1638. After his marriage he removed to Haverhill, Mass., where he erected the 
" Whittier Homestead." in which the poet, John Greenleaf Whittier, was born. The 
poet's direct line of descent is as follows, as shown by this chart : 

1. Thomas, the emigrant. 

2. Joseph, b. May 8, 1669. 

3. Joseph, b. March 31, 17 16, m. Sarah Greenleaf. 

4. John, b. November 22, 1760, m. Abigail Hussey. 

5. John Greenleaf Whittier, b. December 17, 1807. 

This chart is very well and fully constructed, but we wish (as we think every one will who 
has occasion to consult it), that it had been issued in a more convenient form. There is 
no more cumbersome, inconvenient, and altogether exasperating form for genealogies, 
than a huge sheet, which can never be kept exept in a roll, or by being framed and 
glazed. If in roll-form, it requires four people to hold and manage it when being consulted ; 
if framed, it entails a heavy expense, and then can rarely be consulted, except by the use 
of a step-ladder or a chair. Its form, also, prevents much of the detail which would be 
acceptable in connection with such a record. If the paper which this chart covers had 
been used in book form, folded, it would have made a very neat, bandy pamphlet, giving 
room for much more of the biographical information, etc., than it now does. Pray, gen- 
tlemen genealogists, abjure the form of chart genealogies ! h. r. s. 

Kings County Genealogical Club Collections. Vol. I., Nos. 2 and 3. 

The last number of the Record noted the initiation of this club, and the publication 
of the first number of its " Collections." The second number contains the "Inscriptions 
on Tombstones in Cemetery of Reformed Dutch Church, Flatlands, L. I., and Private 
Cemeteries Adjacent. " The third number contains " Inscriptions on Tombstones in Ceme- 
tery of Reformed Dutch Church, Gravesend, L. I., and Private Cemeteries Adjacent." 
These "Collections " are on sale, as advertised on the third page of the cover of the present 
number of the Record. 

Historical Sketch of the Zabriskie Homestead, Flatbush, L. I. With Bio- 
graphical Accounts of some of those who have Resided in it. By P. L. Schenck, 
M.D. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1881. Small 4to, pp. 100. 

A privately printed and very interesting volume, containing nineteen illustrations, and 
a pedigree of the Zabriskie family, by C. A. O. Zabriskie. The ancestors of the Ameri- 
can branch of this family was Albridt Zaborowskij, who emigrated from Prussia to New 
Netherland, in 1662. P. 

5^" Acknowledgment. — The Publication Committee, and the readers of the 
Record, are under obligations to Dr. Henry R. Stiles, for the preparation of the Index 
to this volume. 


Aartcher, 78 

Aartze, 84 

Abbott, 46 

Abeel, 84 

Abeels, 168 

Abels, 61 

Abner, 45 

Aborn, 43 

Abraham, or Abrahams, 

31, 64, 67, 68, 161, 167 
Abrahamsz, or Abrahams- 

zen, 30, 32, 137 
Abrams, 64 
Acerlay, or Acerly, 81, 93, 

94. 95 
Achards, 27 
Ackerly, 147 
Ackerlay, 94 
Ackerman, 32, 34, 69 
Adams, 45, 77, 87, 88, 91, 

98, 108, 155, 172 
Adotfs, 29 sj, 

Adolfszen, 29, 67 
Adriaens, 30, 79, 133 
Aersen, 17 
Aertsen, 136 
Aitkin, 46 
Akkerman, 20, 82 
Alberts, 24, 25, 63, 65, 136 
Albertson, 95 
Albertszen, 65, 169 
Albirts, 148 
Alburtis, 93, 94, 140 
Alexander, 6, 7, 47, 90, 

100, 185 
Allen, 44, 93 
Allerton, 200 
Allison, 122 
Alsop, 124 
Ammerman, 187 
Anderson, 16, 46, 79, 82, 

Andrews, 50 
Andries, 30, 34, 64, 66, 

135, 184 
Andriessen, or Andries- 

zen, 67, 84, 134, 135, 

137, 167 
Andrewvet, 84 
Andros, 186, 187, 188, 189, 

Antony, 17, 19 
Anthony, 87, 132, 138 
Apeloia, 79 
Appel, 20, 32, 6g, 134, 167, 

Appels, 31, 35, 69 
Appleby, 142 
Arden, 46 
Arens, 18 
Arentsz, 32, 132 
Arentszen, 32, 33 
Ariaenszen, 30, 33, 63 
Armstrong, 44, 45, 48 
Arnheim, 14 
Arnold, 47, 101, 108 
Arre, 18 
Ash, 46, 91 

Aschfield, 34 
Aschwelt, 172 
Ashfield, 134 
Ashly, 88, 112, 114 
Ask, 21 
Astor, 58 
Asuerus, 19 
Asviell, 18 
Aten, 170 
Aubrey, 152 
Auchenvole, 91 
Ayscough, 144 
Ayres, 92 

Baastrik, 80 

Babcock, 46 

Baeker, 13s, 165 

Baelen, 132 

Bailis, 45 

Bailey, 160 

Bain, 46 

Baird, 48, 92, 147 

Baker, 19, 43, 94, 106, 107, 

129, 130, 143, 156 
Balden, 94, 95, 141, 142 
Baldwin, 90, 93, 140, 160 
Ball, 43 
Ballentin, 82 
Ballord, 17 
Bally, 86 
Bancker, or Banckers, 19, 

29, 64, 84, 88, 131, 

134, 168, 172 
Bandt, 80 
Banks, 46, 130 
Bant, 133 
Bardon, 161 
Barends, 81 
Barents, 29, 30, 32, 33, 63, 

64, 70, 135, 165 
Barentse, 12, 20 
Barentszen, 165 
Barheit, 19 
Barkalo, 77, 96 
Barker, 141 
Ba ns, 93, 95 
Barnum, 48 
Barr, 45 
Barrett, 90 
Barry, 55 
Bashford, 193 
Bartlett, 144, 158 
Bartel, 23 -^____ 
Barton, 43 
Bartow, 27, 28, 85, 124, 

Bas, 17 
Basse, 194 
Bassett, 16, 45, 157 
Bastiens, 35, 64, 166, 167 
Bastianszen, 35 
Bates, 91 
Baton, 83 
Batty, 95 
Bayard, 19, 23, 24, 33, 44, 

64, 66, 83, 87, 90, 100, 

132, 135, 136, 195, 196 
Beach, £4, 62 

Beard, 161 

Bedell, 93, 94, 95, 140, 

141, 142 
Beedel, 94, 141 - 
Bedford, 161 
Bedlo, 30, 34, 35, 69, 70, 

168 " 
Beekman, 17, 44, 45, 63, 

68, 69, 79, 82, 98, 136, 

168, 169, 171, 179 
Beers, or Beere, 85, 86 
Bekkeria, 22 
Belcher, 7 
Belden, 47, 91 
Bell, 44, 47, 87, 171 
Bellamont, 143, 194 
Benedict, 47 
Benjamin, 105 
Benker, 94 

Bennet, 68, 87, 136, 171 
Bensing, 18, 23, 77, 82 
Benson, 16, 49, 67, 151, 

182, 183 
Bently, 86, 142 
Benway, 75, 159, 160 
Berckhoven, 168 
Bergen, 16, 17, 148 
Berheight, 17 
Berkelo, 79, 83 
Bernard, 118 
Berrie, 20 

Berrien, 89, 96, 195, 196 
Berry, 20, 21, 35, 79, 131, 

135, 172, 195 
-Bertholf, 144 
Bethune, 151 
Bertini, 45 
Berton, 49 
Best, 78 
Betts, 122 
Betty, 143 
Berens, 18 
Bicker, or Bikker, 19, 35, 

Binder, 77 
Birdsall, 94, 140, 142 
Bissett, 44 
Black, 43, 44, 46 
Blagge, 134, 195, 197, 199 
Blair, 104 

Blake, 87, 125 ' 

Blakely, 90 
Blaketor, 45 
Blakeman, 91 
Blaney, 6 
Blanck, 30, 35, 67, 79, 116, 

138, 165 
Blaine, 116 
Bleecker, 90, 178 
Bloedtgoedt, or Blood- 
good, 30, 44, 45, 65, 

88, 131, 171 
Bloemendael, 63 
Blom, 23, 78, 82, 83 
Blyerburg, 82 
Boelen, 16 
Boardman, 157 
Bockeljon, 133^ 

Bockhoven, 162 

Bodet, 84 

Boele, 83 

Boelen, or Boelens, 33, 

64. 132, 137 
Boke, 17, 77, 83 
Bogaert, 30, 31, 82, 137 
Bogardus, 133, 134 
Bogart, 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 

42, 47, 69, 71, 72, 74, 

7.6. '57 
Bolding, 142 
Bolen, 31 
Bollard, 81 
Bolton, 52 
Bon, 20, 78 
Bond, 6, 90, 94 
Bonit, 6, 87 
Boog, 137 
Boogaert, 18, 169 
Boogh, 133 
Bool, 90 
Booles, 141 
Boonen, 194 
Boorum, 94 
Bording, or Bordings, 33, 

34, 69, 138, 161, 169 
Borel, 84 
Borger, or Borgers, 29, 

32. 34. 35. i3 2 . 135. 

.137, 167 
Boright, 94 
Borres, 22 
Borris, 80 
Bos, 29 
Bosch, 31, 65, 67, 70, 131, 

136, 138, 165, 168, 

Bosh, 20 
Bostwick, 43 
Bouman, 82 
Bouwman, 20 
Bow, 125, 126 
Bowden, 46 
Bowen, 89 
Bowers, 88 
Boyd, 44 
Boynton, 56 
Bradish, 60 
Bradford, 88 
Bradley, 156 
Bradshaw, 152 
Bradstreet, 174, 175 
Bradt, 19, 81 
Brady, 81 
Braesjar, 79, 81 
Brakkers, 17 
Bras, 17, 133, 170 
Brasser, 34 
Bratt, 14, 74, 76, 84, 133, 

Brazilla. 168 
Breckenridge, 27, 28, 105, 

Breedstede, 31, 36, 63, 66, 

68, 70, 84, 133, 134, 

136, 172 
Brecker, 77 


Index to Names in Volume XIII. 

Breser, 32, 68, 137, 171, 

Bresier, 135, 172 
Bressler, 17 
Brestede, 81, 167 
Brevoort, 23, 134, 166 
Brewerton, 44 
Breyn, 17 
Bries, 165 
Bridges, 97 
Brigham, 104 
Brinkerhoff, 62 
Britan, 81 

Broch, 132 ■*. 

Brocholes, or Brochols, 

64, 186 
Brockholst, 136, 167 
Broderick, 107 
Brodhead, 60 
Broeck, 134 
Broeckaest, 67 
Brochear, 170 
Brookens, 129 
Brooks, 88 
Brouwer, 16, 20, 22, 29, 

32, 84, 133, 135, 165 
Brown, 17, 46, 47, 52, 90, 

91. 94 
Browning, 104, 106 
Bruce, 23, 44 
Brugers, 171 
Brush, 94, 141 
Brulems, 27 
Bruyn, 172 
Brytenhays, 168 
Buchan, 45, 103 
Buchanan, 46, 88, 91 
Buchett, 21 
Buckmaster, 88 
Bud, 20 
Buest, 135 
Bull, 44 
Bulleau, 21, 81 
Bullock, 118, 144 
Bunce, 45 
Buncker, 44 
Burger, 16, 20, 21,23,45, 

63, 66, 70, 82, 83, 84, 

137, 168, 172 
Burling, 82 
Burn, 15, 21 
Burnet, 6, 21 
Burr, 28, 45 
Hurras, 23 
Burrel, 45, 91 
Burros, 90 
Burrows, 149 
Burtis, 46, 95, 141, 142 
Bus, 84 
Busch. 79 
Bushfield, 91 
Bussing, 16, 78, 79, 83 
Butler, 20, 76, 103, 140, 

Buyck, 157 
Buys, 22, 69 
Buytenhuysen, 31 
Byers, 85 
Bylevet, 29 
Byllings, 121 
Byrchall, 18 
Byvanck, 63, 65, 67, 132, 

135, 170 

Caddemis, 16 
Cadwallader, 6 
Caldwell, 89, 90 
Cady, 172 
Calhoun, 39, 55 
Calkins, 163 
Callaghane, 79 
Caller, 22 
Calyers, 168 

Campbell, 7, 45, 88, 100, 

Cameron, 95, 104 
Cammegaam, 83 
Candee, 99 
Canly, 88 
Canterbury, 21 
Cantly, 36 
Carleszen, 68 
Carman, 16, 40, 43, 47, 48^ 

89. 93. 94. 123. I 4°. 

Carmer, 88 
»Carr, 79. 94, 130 
Carrol, 87 
Carpenter, 200 
Carseboom, 134 
Carstens, 137 
Carter, 48 
Carteret, 6, 192 
Cartwright, 145 
Case, 146 
Casey, 90, 91 
Casy, 45 
Casparzen, 68 
Castons, 152 
Carver, 47 
Caulkin, 156 
Cavalier, 22 
Cavelier, 23 
Caverley, 141 
Cayley, 49 
Center, 46, 61 
Chadwell, 44 
Chahaan, 81 
Chalkley, 119 
Chambers, 46 
Chandler, 104 
Chauncy, 127 
Chapman, 77 
Charles, 81 
Chatfield, 145 
Chatwell, 144 
Chavallier, 70, 137 
Chavalier, 170 
Cheshire, 122 
( hevalier, 47 
Clteesman, 44, 45, 88 
Chester, 49, 149, 156,- 200 
Chichester, 6 
Child, 18 
Chisholm, 88 
Christie, 44 
Ohristiaenszen, 30 
Chodkewier, 45 
Choppel, 94 
Cisco, 78, 83 
Claerhout, or Claercksen, 

70, 135. '37 
Clearkson, 66 
Claes, 30, 31, 35, 36, 64, 

65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 131, 

134. 135 
Claeszen, 29, 31, 36, 70, 

131, 169 
Clark, 45, 90 
Clarkson. 39, 66 
Classen, 11 
Clawson, 90, 92 
Clay, 39, 90 
Clearson, 32, 66 
Cleftry, 138 

Clement, 30, 122, 141 s* 
Clements, 104 
Clerck, 70 
Clifford, 91 
Clinton, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 

90, 130, 173, 174, 175, 
176, 177, J 79> J 8o 

Clock, 68, 138 

Cloppers, 31, 32, 67, 68, 

79, 132, 168 
Clowes, 95 
Clows, 94 

Clute, 11 

Cobb, 43, 88 

Cobham, 44 

Cock, 21 

Cockayne, 155 

Cockuyt, 137 

Cocq, 68 

Coddering, 132 

Codman, 60 

Coe, 47, 87, 91 

Coeck, 30 

Coely, 33, 131 

Coert, 148 

Coeven, 67, 80, 168 

Coeverts, 67, 172 

Coffin, 90 

Cogswell, 100 

Coit, 86 

Colburn, 130 

Colden, 6, 7, 8, 142 

Coles, 33, 91, 142, 143 

Colton, 160, 161 

Colve, 33, 132, 196 

Colevelt, 32, 135, 172 

Colfax, 104, 115, 116 

Coljers, 20 

Coliamor, 104 

Colles, 190 

Collins, 70, 191 

Combes, 48, 95 

Concklin, 46 

Condy, 149, 200 

Congor, 43 

Conihane, 20 

Conkling, 90, 104 

Coninck, or Conincks, or 

Conincx, 6, 30, 34, 

I3 1 . J 35. 169 
Connelly, 90 
Constable, 96 
Convers, 30 
Conyn, 15 
Cook, 130 
Cooke, 44 
Cool, 133, 143, 169 
Cooley, 83 
Cooper, 88 
Coote, 6 
Cop, 167 
Corbey, 46 
Cornbury, 194 
Cornell, 95 
Cornells, 29, 30, 32, 33, 

34. 35. 66, 67, 136, 

138, 165 
Corneliszen, 20, 29, 30, 

32. 35. 65, 66, 67, 70, 

135, 138 
Cornelius, 93 
Cornel, 93, 95 
Cornell, 93, 94, 95, 97, 

122, 140, 141, 142 
Corning, 130 
Cornwall, 94, 142 
Corti, 50 

Cortlandt, 36, 69, 136, 168 
Cortselius, 80 
Cosby, 6, 8 
Cosvnszen, orCozyns, 29, 

168, 171 
Couch, 45 
Cousart, 34 
Cousyn, 19 
' Couwenhoven, 65 
Cowdrey, 45 
Corssen, or Corszen, 64, 

.Cortelyou, 142 
Cosort, 43 
Covode, 104 
Cox, 19, 79, 104, 108, 113, 

Cracy, 64, 169 
Craft, 77 

Craig, 89 
Cramer, 21, 60, 82 
Crandel, 91 
Crane, 45 
Crawbuck, 46 
Cretman, 146 
Critman, 93, 140 
Crittenden, 108, 109 
Crocker, 165 
Croeck, 136 
Croeser, 165 
Croevelt, 69 
Crook, 77. 
Crooke, 16 
Crooker, 95 
Crollius, 80 
Crom, 133, 135 
Cromwell, 45, 52 
Cronin, 91 
Crouch, 18 
Crouse, 21 
Cruger, 90 
Cruise, 7 
Crutenden, 88 
Crow, 49 
Cullum, 61 
Culver, 142 
Cummins, 141 
Cure, 21 
Curtinius, 91 
Curzon, 49 
Cutler, 112 
Cutting, 141 
Cutty, 82 
Cuyler, 201 

Dana, 108 

Daniels, 32, 69, 70, 131, 

137, 172 
Danielszen, 66, 137, 172 
Darby, 82, 160 
Darkens, 68 
Darrah, 87 
Davenport, 25, 47 
David, 79 

Davids, 19, 21, 27, 137 
Davidson, 87 
Davie, 23, 78 
Davis, 79, 84, 101, 116 
Davison, 91 
Day, 87 
Dealy, 66 
Dean, 144 
De Beauvois, 65 
De Bere, 85 
De Bernaret, 88 
*.De Hoer, 191 
De Boog, 134, 169 
De Bruine, 85, 199 
De Bruyn, 83 
De Cline, 88 
De Forest, 30, 33, 34, 63, 

66, 70, 72, 73, 74, 79. 
135. 144. 169. 172, 174 

De Graen, 32, 131 

De Gree, 22, 46 

De Grauw, 19, 78, 80, 82, 

De Grooft, 135 
De Groot, 65, 137, 138 
De Grove, 47, 87 
De Haes, 63, 136 
De Hart, 44, 131 
De Honneur, 31, 63, 136, 

De Jonge, 165 
De Kay, or Key, 3, 29, 

30, 31, 34, 36, 64, 65, 

67, 132, 134, 169, 170, 
171, 196, 201 

De La Grange, 164 
Delia, 133 
Delamater, 24, 26 

Index to Names in Volume XIII. 


De Lancey, 53, 61, 136, 

Delany, 44 
Delaplaine, 9 
De La Noy, 30, 32, 34, 

131- 195 
De La Maistre, 35, 67 
De La Montagne, 16, 17, 

30, 31,69, 70,83, 131, 

133, 170 
De Laval, 34 
Demarest, 100 
Demarets, 35 
De Mortier, 25; 26, 33, 69 
De Meyer, 25, 26, 64, 65 
De Meyert, 24, 34, 65 
De Mill, 33, 65 70, 135, 

137, 167, 169, 172 
De Milt, 80 
Deming, 47, 49 
De Noe, 21 
Denman, 90- 
Denniston, 5, 9, 10, 180 
Demott, 140, 142 
Denise, 44 
Denys, 29 
De Peyster, 29, 34, 35, 64, 

66, 68, 69, 70, 77, 131, 

133, 134, 138, 168, 

169, 172 
De Puy, 65, 171 
De Riemer, 30, 32, 35, 63, 

69, 131, 171, 172 
De Rivier, 21 
De Roever, 157 
Desbrusses, 140 
De St Hilaire, 187 
Duets, 34 
De Vismes, 28 
De Voe, 21, 83, 84 
De Voir, 21 
De Voor. 19, 23, 138 
Devonshire, 87 
De Waeron, 68, 137 
Dewey, 60 
De Windel, 136 
De Witt, 10, 60, 66, 133, 

i3 6 » 173. 177 
Dey, 30 
De Yongh, 90 
Dickinson, 88 
Dike, 43 
Dilke, 98 
Dingley, 129 
Dinny, 168 
Dircks, 63, 134 
Dircx, or Dircxon, 30, 33, 

34, 35, 63, 68, 70, 

132, 136 
Disselton, 31 
Divine, 87 
Dixey, 94 
Dodge, 95, 142 
Doolhagen, 23 
Dorlandt, 93 
Dorie, 23 

Doughty, 43, 96, 122, 140 
Douglas, 18, 43, 46, 89, 

102, 103, 105, 129 
Dougrey, 129 
Douw, 14, 31, 131, 134, 

136, 167 
Douwen, 165 
Doty, 44, 95 
Dow, 47, 161 
Dowlir.g, 143 
Downing, 94 
Downs, 171 
Doxey, 94, 95, 198 
Drake, 7, 147 
Draper, 144 
Dreak, 82 
Dret, 29, 32 
Drinkwater, 84 

Duane, 144 

Dubois, 19, 47, 178 

Ducker, 44 

Duedyck, 171 

Duer, 100 

Duglas, 84 

Dument, 34 

Du Mont, 132 

Du Mortier, 61, 67, 169 

Dunbar, 73, 88, 156, 159 

Dunhill, 91 

Dunk, 81 

Dunlap, 89 

Dunshee, 46 

Dunsoom, 84 

Durfey, 141 

Durkens, 172 

Duryee, 90 

Dusenberry, 89 

Duttuo, 35 

Dutuot, 35 

Du Trieux, 144 

Du Puy, 35 

Duycking, 20, 29, 32, 36, 

64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 84, 

138, 167, 168 
Duytman, 35 
Duyts, 36, 168 
Dwight, 45, 46, 47 
Dyckman, 21, 30, 63, 77, 

134, 170 
Dyer, 17, 89, 186 

Eager, 7, 9 

Eaglestone, 125 

Earl, 87 

Earles, 184 

Earls, 90 

Eastman, 161 

Eborne, 197 

Eccleston, 89 

Echt, 84 

Eckens. or Ecken, 32, 36, 
6 9> J 33, i3 8 . '68 

Eddy, 130 

Edgar, 46 

Edsall, 96, 181, 189, 191, 
192, 193, 194,195,196, 
197, 198, 199 

Edwards, 49 

Ekkinszen, 29 

Egan, 17 

Egbert, 87 

Egelton, 78 

Eggleston, 49 

Elbarts, or Elbertszen, 64, 
68, 70, 132, 138 

Elderkin, 87 

Eldred, 93, 94 

Eliot, 9, 88, 93, 130, 144 

Elk, 88 

Ellen, 82 

Ellener, 80 

Ellin, 19 

Ellis, 83, 89 

Ellison, 79, 90, 94 

Elmendorf, 24, 25, 26 

Ellsen, 35 

Elswaert, Elswaerts, Els- 
wort, Elsword.or Els- 
worth, 17, 23, 32, 33, 
65, 79. 81, 105, 133, 
134. 137, 13 8 . l6 7. J 7 r 

Emmy, 46 

Enders, 73 

Engels, 133 

English, 91, 115 

Enghschly, or Ingoldsby, 

Ennes, 32, 34, 138, 167 
Esplin, 87 
Esvil, 22 
Etsal, 134 

Evans, 8 

Evelyn, 99 

Everitt, 97 

Everts, 15. 32, 66, 67, 84, 

131, 138, 167, 170 
Evertszen, 12, 15, 35, 70, 

88, 133, 138 
Ewouts, 137 

Fairly, 91, 94 

Falkner, 94 

Fanner, 84 

Fanning, 6, 9, 174 

Farcley, 93 

Farklin, 79 

Farquarson, 43 

Farrett, 147, 190 

Farrington, 147 

Fell, 36, 63, 69, 131, 161, 

Fenimore, 123 
Fenix, 79 

Ferguson, 43, 46, 86 
Ferrol, 43 

Fessenden, 104, 105 
Field, 61, 119, 120, 121, 

123, 124, 143, 144 
Fife, 45 
Filer, 49 
Filkens, 78 
Finch, 78 
Finis, 135 
Fish, 61, 79, 94, 129, 178, 

,. IQ5 
Fisher, 20, 81, 91 

Fitch, 82 

Fitzer, 46 

Fitzsimmons, 87 

Flaesbeeck, 70, 135 

Flaming, 23 

Fleet, 94 

Fleming, 47 

Flensburg, 29 

Fletcher, 64, 134, 143 

Flierboom, 20 

Fliewort, 77 

Flock, 46 

Flores, 28 

Floyd, 93, 142 

Flower, 95, 140 

Fluyt, 135 

Focken, or Fockens, 29, 

30, 65, 68 
Folger, 50 
Folman, 84 
Folperts, 84 
Fonda, 74, 75, 161 
Fonteyn, 29, 30, 36, 39, 

67, 136, 172 
Foot, 91 

Forbes, 6, 45, 88 
Ford, 47 
Fordham, 46 
Foreest, 80 
Forney, 150 
Forrest, 79 
Fort, 75, 161 
Forth, 20 
Fosdike, 94 
Foster, 23, 93, 141 
Fowler, 44, 45, 46, 87, 94, 

Foy, 44 
Fox, 147 
Francen, 34, 135 
Frances, 167 
Francis, 68, 96, 167 
Franck, 165 
Frans, 168, 171 
Fransz, or Franszens,' 30, 

31. 35, 36, 88, 136, 
168, 171 

Frasier, 142 

Frazer, 43, 88 

Fredricx, 29, 33, 65, 68, 

70, 138, 172 
Fredricxen, 29, 32, 82, 

132, 138, 168, 172 
Frissel, 65 
Freeman, 87 
Fregard, 91 
French, 16, 80, 131 
Frost, 141 
Fruyt, 135 
Fuller, 46 
Fundy, 160 
Furman, 44 

Gage, 144, 145 
Gageri, 81 

Gallatin, 53, 56, 60, 91 
Gansevoort, 12, 15, 68, 

137. 178 
Ganson, 115 
Gardiner, Gardinier, 

Gardener, or Gard- 

ner > 45> 5°, 68, 88, 

Garfield, 48, 51, 114, 116 
Garland, 89 
Garo, 21 
Garrison, 79, 92 
Garside, 77 
Gattway, 77 
Gebart, 91 
Gebrandts, 23, 79 
Geddes, 70 
Gelesby, 83 
Gelston, 6 
Genet, 47, 179 
Gerard, 61 
Gerrits, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 

36, 61, 63, 67, 131, 

138, 165, 169, 171 
Gerritse, or Gerritszen, 

12, 13, is, 18, 23, 24, 
29, 35, 36, 66, 68, 71, 
82, 83, 131, 135, 138, 

Ghoff, 77 

Gibb, or Gibbs, 81, 90, 
147, 189, 197 

Gibson, 44, 46, 91 

Giddings, 114 

Gilbert, 49 

Gilford, 91 

Gilman, 93, 162 

Gildersleeve, 93, 94, 141 

Gillespie, 129 

Gilliland, 88 

( rirard, 49 

Glead, 31 

Glean, 44 

Gleason, 78 

Gleave, 90, 168 

Gleanne, 68 

Glover, 144, 167 

Goddeus, 34 

Goderus, 20, 67, 133, 138 

Godey, 28, 150 

Godoy, 28 

Goederes, 21 

Goelet, 16, 20, 84, 88, 91 

Goes, 15, 136 

Goewey, 72, 74, 75, 94, 

Goldsmitt, 147 
Gollow, 47 
Gooch, 144 
Goodje, 20 
Goodheart, 81 
Goodrich, 49 
Goodwin, 49 
Gordon, 162 
Goring, 129 
Gowen, 23 


Index to Names in Volume XIII. 

Gould, S3, 95 

Goulder, 95 

Gouldt, 33, 34 

Grade, 55 

Gracy, 67 

Graham, 7, 44, 91 

Grand, 27 

Grant, 101, 112, 116 

Graves, 191 

Grauw, 17 

Gray, 172, 173 

Greegs, 17 

Greex, orGriecx, 169, 171 

Greenlant, 31, 64 

Greenleaf, 43, 202 

Grevenraedt, or Grevan- 
raet, 12, 30, 63, 65, 
I3 1 . '34. 184, 20i 

Greenwall, 90 

Gretman, 94 

Grienlandt, 170 

Griffet, 78 

Griffin, 147 

Griggs, 84 

Gwinnel, 90 

Grimes, 104 

Groesbeck, or Groes- 
beeck, 49, 72, 73, 75, 
i5 6 » J 57> 1 5^> 159. 162 

Grogan, 91 

Groice, 135 

Groot, 74 

Grover, 160 

Grow, 104 

Gunn, 30 

Guthrie, 91 

Gysberts, 31, 63, 168 

Gysbertszen, 30 

Haal, 77 

Haering, 23 

Haes, 133 

Hage, 33 

Hagen, 31, 90 

Hageman, 140 

Haldron, 19 

Hale, 50, 51, 104, m 

Halenbeck, 72, 75 

Hall, 65, 93, 125, 144, 149 

Halstead, 142 

Hamilton, 43, 46, 58, 89 

Hamlin, 49 

Hannah, 46, 87 

Hand, 50, 174 

Handler, 142 

Handcock, 69 

Handy side, 45 

Hanzen, Hans, or Hans- 

zen, 30, 68, 77, 155, 

156, 159, 168 
Harden, or Hardens, 133, 

»35» 172 
Hardenberg, 31, 65, 66, 

135, 170 
Hardenbroeck, or Har- 

denbrock, 30, 33, 34, 

36, 70, 81, 83, 131, 

i3 2 . 133. 134. 137. 

138, 169, 170, 172 
Hardon, 69 
Hardt, 35 

Haring, 165, 170, 179, 180 
Harlingen, 78 
Harmens.or Harmenszen, 

36, 63, 68, 135, 172 
Harpen, 167 
Harpendinck, 171 
Harpending, 172 
Harper, 46 
Harris, 16, 78, 84 
Harrison, 46, 47 
Harsze, 23, 84 
Harszen, 71, 73 

Hartman, 47, 64 
Hartshoorn, 79 
Hartwick, 84 
Harzen, 14 
Haselrigge, 50 
Haskins, 144 "" 
Hassam, 156 
Hassing, 29, 36 
Hazelton, 81 
Hatch, 47 
Hayman, 91 
Haymours, 172 
Hayes, 144 
Hays, 90 
Hayter, 83 
Hayward, 91 
Healy, 96 
Heather, 16 
Hedger, 83, 123 
Heerman, 26, 79, 132, 188 
Hees, 78 

Helleker, 31, 33, 67, 132 
Helmigse, 16 
Hemp, 29 
Hemsen, 201 
Hendee, 88 

Henderson, 91, 95, 112 
Hendricks, or Hendrickz, 

29. 30, 31, 33, 36. 38, 

66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 84, 

112, 13s, 136, 138 
Hendrixen, 35, 63, 70, 94, 

133, 156, 169 
Hernbel, 87 
Henry, 161, 162 
Herdenberg, 65 
Herpending, 134, 135, 167 
Herbert, 88, 145 
Hercx, Hercks, or 

Hercxen, 30, 31, 33, 

64, 65, 68, 70, 132, 

135, 168, 172 
Hey, 136 
Hicks, 95 
Hilton, 84 
Hermans, or Hermans- 

zen, 17, 30, 34, 36, 67, 

70, 81, 133 
Hermlor, 82 
Herris, 16 
Herrissen, 83 
Hertmans, 68 
Hetfield, 90 
Heyd, 31 

Heyer, 17, 79, 81, 169 
Hewlett, 94, 95, 141, 142, 

170, 174 
Hewson, 156 
Hibpn, 78 
Hicks, 19, 46, 89, 93, 95, 

119, 123, 140, 146 
Hickox, 128 

Higby, or Higbie, 47, 94 
Higgins, 46, 129 
Hiklarie, 15 
Hillhouse, 62 
Hills, 74, 159, J 6i 
Hilton, 74, 84, 94, 159 
Himmet, 17 
Hinnegan, 46 
Hinman, 156 
Hinton, 95 
Hitskok, 81 
Hix, 93, 95 
Hobbes, 131 
Hoes, 15 
Hoffman, 12, 26, 6i, 79, 

Hogan, 71 
Holckertzen, 166 
Holland, 66, 137 
Holdron, 45 
Holet, 169 
Hollister, 49 

Holly, 92 

Holmes, 16, 20, 92, 159 
Hoiman, 113 
Holtsberger, 138 
Holyoke, 49 
Homwell, 22 
Honeywell, 124 
Hooglandt, 19, 34, 36, 64, 

65, 67, 69, 78, 137, 

167, 168 
Hooms, or Homes, 19, 77 
Hopkinson, 90 
Hoppe, 20 
Hopper, 33, 81, 83 
Horton, 89, 90 
Horn, 168 
Horns, 134 
Horsefield, 95, 141 
Hosford, 72, 74 
House, 21, 161 
Houts, 79 
How, 100, 106 
Howe, 40, 190 
Howard, 103, 154 
Howland, 90 
Hubbell, 99, 146 
Hudson, 77 
Huisman, or Huijsman, 

16, 20 
Hulce, 142 
Hulet, 143 
Hulloms, 136 
Humphries, 90 
Hun, 49 

Hunt, 44, 77, 90, 142, 147 
Hunter, 105 
Hurtin, 45 
Hussey, 202 
Hutching, 46 
Hutchins, 88, 140, 141 
Hutchinson, 155 
Huybertszen, 29 
Hutton, 158 
Huyck, 14 
Huysv, 134 
Hybon, 30, 31, 32, 63, 68, 

82, 132, 167, 169 
Hyde, 156 
Hyer, 44, 83, 87, 91 
Hyslop, 88 

Idens, or Idenszen, 22, 30, 
32, 34, 65, 70, 170 

Imborg, 67, 168 

Ingersol, 90 

Ingoldsby, 31, 115 

Ingraham, 38, 44 

Ireland, 91, 142 

Ironside, 39, 40 

Irving, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45j 

Irwin, 162 

Isaackszen, 32, 67, 135, 

Iveren, 16 

Jacobs, Jacobszen, or 
Jacobus, 30, 31, 32, 
35, 46, 63, 65, 68, 79, 
82, 131, 132, 135, 143, 

159, i°> 

Jackson, 41, 45, 86, 87, 
93, 94, 95, 103, 116, 
141, 142, 144, 145 

Jager, 78, 84 

J amain, 84 

Jans, 24, 29, 31, 32, 33, 
35, 3 6 > 46, 63, 64, 65, 
66, 67, 68, 70, 131, 
132, 134, 135, 136, 
138, 165, 167, i63, 
169, 170, 171 

Janszen, n, 13, 16, 23, 24, 
29, 3°, 31, 32, 33, 35, 
36, 44, 45. 66, 69, 87, 
96, 131, 136, 165, 169, 
170, 171, 191, 201 

Jay, 38, 47, 61 

Janes, 163 

Jaunsey, 95 

Jayne, 90 

Teannison, 69 

Jeffers, 88, 90 

Jeffrey, or Jefferys, 152 

Jennings, or Jenings, 19, 
87, 88,' 119, 120, 121, 
123, 144 

Jeratholomon, 23 

Jeuriaenszen, 70 

Jewell, 144 

Jillis, or Jilliszen, 30, 36 

Jockems, 36 

Jochemszen, 36 

Johns, 134 

Johnson, 6, 20, 34, 35, 38, 
39, 40, 4', 44, 45, 46, 
50, 84, 95, 104, 112, 
141, 142, 163, 164 

Jones, 9, 18, 47, 61, 77, 

9°, 93, 95, 140 
Joosten, 31, 33, 65, 131, 

.J35, 137, 168, 172 
Joris, 69 
Joriszen, 30, 169 
Josselyn, 188 
Joyce, 90 
Juet, 181 
June, 91 
Jurcx, or Jurcxen, 34, 131 

Kane, 10, 139 

Karseboom, 64, 134 

Karstens, 66 

Kasson, 114 

Kear, 16 

Kearney, 46 

Kean, 10, 140 

Kellogg, 50, 51 

Kelly, 46 

Kellum, 92 

Kennedy, 7, 46, 89, 124 

Kent, 87 

Kentulhuyn, or Ketel- 
huyn, 22, 82 

Kennip, 36 

Kermer, 32, 33, 35, 135 

Ketcham, or Ketchum, 
94, 128, 129, 196 

Keteltas, 66, 67, 138 

Keuning, 82 

Keyes, 160 

Kiersted, or Kierstede, 
17, 24, 25, 26, 31, 33, 
34, 35, 7o, 78, 79, 81, 
13 1 , '35, 1361 161, 

167, 170 
Kibby, 160 
Kieft, 24, 184 
Kiers, 31 

Kierson, 63, 68, 69, 131, 

168, 170 
Kimball, 17, 47, 121 
King, 45, 47, 85, 87, 104, 

129, 162 

Kip, 12, 24, 31, 33, 34, 35, 
43, 44, 62, 64, 67, 69, 
70, 71, 82, 131, 135, 
144, 167, 168, 169, 170 

Kirk, 142 

Kirkpatrick, 44 

Kissam, 87, 95, 141 

Kittenaer, 15 

Klercks, 137 

Klock, 33, 64 

Kloppers, 33 

Index to Names in Volume XIII. 


Knapp, 43, 47, 90 
Kneeland, 91 
Knickerbocker, 75, 160 
Kniffen, 87 
Kock, 32, 36, 80, 169 
Roller, 80 

Konig, Koning, or Kon- 
ingk, 19, 25, 26, 36, 

79. 135 
Kool, 21, 8o, 143 
Koorts, 148 
Korbet, 171 
Kortreght, 23 
Kourten, 66 
Kouwenhoven, 84 
Kraeck, 63 
Krankheit, 77 
Kregier, 19, 34 
Krouts, 22 
Kroesvelt, 33 
Kroosbie, 18 
Kunmel, 135 

Labach, 80 

Labatie, n 

Lace, 141 

Lacy, 90 

Lade. 23 

Lafeber, 170 

Lafort, 131 

LaGrange, 136 

Lain, 30 

Laird, 163 

Lake, 45, 141 

Lam, 30 

Lamaetre, 18 

Lamb, 19, 87, 135, 180 

Lambert, 121 

Lambertsen, 93, 95 

Lamon, 43, 160 

Lancaster, 47 

Landers, 78 

Langel, 33 

Lanyon, 77 

Lane, 23, 124, 141, 198, 

Langevelt, 31, 63, 64 

Langestraten, 32 

Langdon, 93, 140, 141 

Lansing, or Lansinck, u, 
12, 13, 14, 15, 49, 71, 
73. 74, 76, 157, 160. 
164, 171 

Lapham, 47 

Lasher, 91, 164 

Lason, 78 

Lattan, Laton, or Latan, 
16, 77, 82, 141 

Latham, 94 

Latting, 149 

Laurie, 121 

Laurier, Lauwerier, or 
Laurey, 73, 81, 84 

Lawrence, or Laurens, 17, 
34. 45. 46. 54. 61, 62, 
63. 79. 97, 119. Mi, 
142, 170, 186, 191, 

Law son, 90 
Lea, 101, 125, 156 
Learning, 125, 127 
Lefferts, 95, 148 
Leiort. 45 
Legg, 25 

Legget, 35, 67, 91 
LeGrandje, 69, 138 
Legross, 94, 95 
Lemon, 129 
Lenox, 55, 98 
Lent, or Lentz, 45, 77 
LeMaistre. 29, 63 
LeMontez, or LaMontus, 
35, 131 

Leonard, 87 

LeRoux, 29, 32, 33, 68, 

82, 166, 169 
LeRoy, 62 
Lesjer, 21, 77, 80, 83 
Leisler, 142, 191, 193, 194, 

Lester, 95 
Lessier, 80 
Letbrook, 16 
Lets, 19 
Letson, 45 

Leursen, 36, 67, 69, 169 
Leu weens, 64 
Levendige, 64 
Lewington, 144 
Lewis, or Leu wis, 6, 45, 

46, 64, 67, 70, 81, 144 
Leydekker, 16, 21, 33 
Leynssen, 137 
Lie, 78 
Lievens, Lieuwens, or 

Lieuwenszen, 31, 32, 

63, 64, 65, 132, 133, 

136, 138, 165, 170 
Lietois, 64 
Lieverse, 14, 74 
Liewitz, 135 
Lillibridge, 142 
Limburg, 67 

Lincoln, 9, 10, 88, 101-117 
Linn, 6 
Linton, 18 
Lins, 21 
Little, 43, 173 
Livingston, 6, 44, 46, 57, 

79. 88, 91, 93, 97, 98, 

144, 176 
Lloyd, 197 ' 

Lochardt, 76- | ' 
Lockman, or Loocker- 

mans, 24,87, 135, 165 
Lockwood, 46 
Lodewyck, 32, 66, 68, 

133. '35, i 6 7. * 6 9 
Loeseree, 89 
Logan, 6, 12, 71, 104 
Lonargan, 43 
Lopey, 169 
Lorriiard, 61 
Lorey, 138 
Loring, 81, 82, 91 
Lorton, 17 
Losee, 141 
Loth, 136 
Louis, 81 
Louw, 81 
Lovejoy, 104, 107, 108, 

Lovelace, 185 
Loveridge, 159 
Lowcy, 23 

Low, 20, 21, 25, 26, 47 
Lowzada, 48 
Loyfield, 82 
Lubberts, or Lubbertsen, 

32, 36, 63, 135 
Luby, 91 «• 
Lucas, or Lucaszen, 30, 

33. 35. 36, 64, 121, j 
132, 134, 167, 172 

Ludlow, 8, 89 
Luerscn, or Luursen, 30, 
^5, 67, 138, 167, 169 
Lumbardie, 142 
Lush, 16 
Lyman, 88 
Lynssen, 16, 8i, 84 
Lynch, 88 
Lyon, 16, 43 
Lytle, 90 

Macomb, 46 
Machett, 2i 

Mack, 80 

Mackay, 27, 78, 100 
Makneel, 78 
Macnamara, 86 
McAdam, 44 
McAffry, 87 
McAlpine, 87 
McAuley, 6 
McCagg, 101 
McCanman, 44 
McCaushland, 89 
McCauley, 46 
McClement, 47 
McClaughry, 10, 175, 176 
McClure, 121 
McComb, 44 
McCready, 45, 88 
McCreary, 88 
McCunn, 94 

McDonald, 44, 45, 46, 88 
McDougall, 106, 107, 109 
McEvers, 23 
McEwen, 91 
Macfall, 46 
McGregore, 88 
Mclntee, 90 
Mclntire, 47 
Mcintosh, 83, 159 
McKay, 89 
McKean, 91 
McKea, 96 
McKinly, 45 
McLane, 159 
McLaren, 45 
McLeod, 88, 91 
McMillen, 90 
McNichol, 90 
McVickar, 62, 89 
Madison, 102 
Maesten, 168 
Magdalena, 77 
Magennis, 78 
Maggerits, 78 
Magriegery, 171 
Makuzy, 171 
Mallery, 113 
Man, or Mans, 33, 66, 70, 

Mancius, 25, 26 
Manderbag, 81 
Mandriel, 171 
Mandeville, 23, 30, 66 
Manhout, 20 
Manell, 82 
Mansen, 90 
Manwaring, 140 
Maple, 19 
Marchant, 128 
Marlier, 17 
Marin, 141 
Maris, 90 
Marius, 31, 68, 165 
Marr, 44 
Marschel, 64 
Marschalk, 18, 19, 29,33, 

77. J°3 

Marselles, 49 

Marsh, 99 

Marshall, 45, 127, 156 

Martens, or Martenszen, 
20, 29, 30, 33, 36, 63, 
69. 73, 84, 91, 135, 
137, 138, 167, 172 

Martier, 33 

Martine, 27 

Martlings, 43, 88 

Marvin, 49, 93 

Mason, 60, 95, 105 

Masson, 152 

Massonneau, 46 

Matthias, 88 

Matthews, 8, 89, 142, 143 

Mather, 4s 

Matthyszen, 30 


Mavericke, 185 

Maul, 78 

Maulin, 77, 81 

Maurits, or Mauritszen, 

34. 136 
Mawres, 83 
Maxfield, 91 
Maxwell, 45 
Mayken, 171 
Maynard, 104 
Mayles, 64 
Mead, 91 

Meby, or Mebie, 63, 170 - 
Meeks, 30, 48 
Meeners, 80 
Meet, 66 
Meigs, 146 
Melselaer, 33 
Menel, 88 
Meng, 44 
Menzies, 142 
Merkler, 43, 47 
Merrells, 126, 128 
Merk, 77 

Merritt, 33, 79, 96, 89 
Mesier, 23, 43 
Meservy, 88 
Messuur, 36, 6s 
Metsalaer, 49, 137 
Meyer, or Meyers, 22,63, 

65, 67, 83, 132, 168, 

Meyerings, 169 
Meyerts, 31, 170 
Meynards, Meynarts, or 

Meynaerts, 29, 82, 

135, 136, 138, 167 
Meynderts, or Meynders, 

132, 138, 167, 169 
Mezier, 20 
Michiels, or Michielsze, 

30, 31, 64, 68, 69, 82, 

93, 136, 164, 169, 171, 

Middleton, 139 
Milborne, 195 
Milleneaux, 44 
Miller, 91, 95 
Milliken, 19, 21, 22, 46, 

47, 92, 125, 126, 136, 

142. 157 
Mills, 81, 90, 92 
Milton, 35, 152 
Mingael, 11 
Minthorne, 19 
Mitchell, 45, 46, 47, 87, 

93, 94, 141, 181 
Mnclilaier, 21 
Moedy, 135 
Moffat, 45 
Moglison, 78 
Mol, 36, 66, 169 
Moncleur, 78 
Mones, 168 
Montagne, 29, 69. 70, 88, 

138, 144, 169 
M o n t e n a c k, or Monte- 

nacq, 34, 70, 134 
Montgomery, 6, 7, 8, 44 
Montieth, 76 
Montresor, 98 
Moore, or Moor, 17, 18, 

21, 44, 45. 46, 48, 88, 

118, 139, 185, 195 
Morel, or Morrell, 93. 140, 

Moret, 18, 83 
Moreya, 28 
Morgan, 187 
Morig, 79 
Morris, or Morice, 19, 88, 

90, 91, 136, 196, 197 
Morrison, 88, 91 
Mortier, 23 


Index to Names in Volume XIII. 

Morton, 90 

Moseman, 92 

Mott, 49, 82, 93, 94, 95, 

140, 141, 143 
Moulin, 21 
Moulton, 129 
Mount, 41 
Moxon, 155 
Moyston, 88 
Muckekvorth, 90 
Muirhead, 46 
Mulford, 40 
Mulliner, 180 
Muller, 21, 86, 91, 171 
Muloy, 91 

Munsell, ir, 12, 13, 157 
Munthorn, 84 
Murgatroyd, 124 
Murray, 89, 90 
Murphy, 44, 88, 182 
Myers, or Meyer, 19, 45, 

70, 90 
Mylton, 152 
Myserrie, 20 

Nackson, 64 

Nadal, 156 

Nagel, 29. 166 

Nairn, 45 

Nash, 148 

Nathaniels, 135, 138, 168 

Nazareth, 32, 133 

Neely, 9 

Neering, 31 

Nets, 21 

Nettleton, 126 

Newbury, 17 

Newton, 49 

Nevin, 88 

Nichols, Nicolls, or Nich- 

olaes, 31, 34, 36, 45, 

49, 95, 143, 168, 185, 

186, 187, 200 
Nicholson, 21 
Nissell, 85 

Nielson, 44, 46, 88, 90, 91 
Nieunwenhuysen, 34 
Nob, 17 
Noble, 91 
Nodin, 87 
Noell, 195 
Noorstrant, 63 
Norcross, 123 
Norman, 43 
Norris, 90 
Norrv, 47 
North, 44, 88 
Northrop, 159 
Norton, 75, 144, J 45> ID °, 

Nott, 47 

Nottingham, 173 
Norwood, 21, 89, 134 
Nucella, 12 
Nugent, 94 
Nys, 67, 79, 138 

Obee, 66 
Obyt, 29 
Oblinus, 19, 35, 66, 84, 

156, 168, 171, 172 
O' Brian, 44, 45 
O'Conner, 46, 61 
Odell, 21, 69, 115, 172, 

Ogden, 89 
Ogilvie, 47, 89 
Oldrield, 93 
Olfertszen, 31 
O'Niel, 44 
Olphers, 84 
Oothout, Outhout, or 

Oethout, 17, 33, 49, 70 

Onckelbach, orOnkelbag, 

32, 65, 66, 167 
Opdyke, 67 
Orbegoz ), 28 
Osburn, 46 
Osmer, 91 
O' Sullivan, 61 
Ostrom, 158 
Ostrander, 14, 88 
Orth, 114 
Ouderkirk, 14 
Outman, 32, 68 
Owen, 23, 130 

Paaling, 19 

Paers, or Pears, 17,18, 77, 

Paget, 155 
Paisley, 95 
Palding, 36 ■"' 
Paldinck, 138 
Palgrave, 144, 145 
Paling, or Paloing, 20, 168 
Palm, 17 
Palmer, 62 
Prat, 94 
Pappegoia, 193 
Parker, 81, 158 
Parr, 190 
Parrent, 169 
Parrett, 90, 169 
Parsons, 90 
Pasgrave, 144 
Pasmore, 93 
Patten, 160 
Patching, 90 
Patechal, or Pateschell, 

133, 169 
Patterson, 75, 89, 162, 

Patrick, 118 
Paulus, or Paulsze, 21, 

22, 81, 83, 107, 170 
Payson, 48 
Peabody, 61 
Pearsall, 91 
Pearson, 13, 94, 131, 133, 

170, 201 
Peddenck, 134 
Peck, or Peeck, 48, 67, 78, 

87, 130, 134, 168 
Peet, 48 
Pell, Pels, or Pel, 16, 19, 

20, 32, 45, 65, 82, 83, 

137, 170 
Penn, 120, 193 
Pencer, 35 
Pendleton, 113, 116 
Penington, 1 o 
Penny, 46, 90 
Perkins, 48 
Perry, iq, 22, 144 
Perrow, 20 
Persis, 23 
Peterson, 19 
Peters (see Pieters) 
Pettit, or Petit, 46, 68, 95, 

123, 141, 142 
Petty, 144, 14S 
Peyster, 68 

Pierce, or Pearce, 44, 93 
Philips, Philipszen, or 

Phillips, 17, 132, 152, 

165, 166, 176 
Philpot, 21 
Phips, 168 

Phoenix, 34, 57, 90, 136 
Pierson, 46, 63 
Pieters, or Pieterszen, 18, 

22, 29, 30, 31, 36. 63, 

64, 65, 66, 67, 70, 78, 

87, 88, 89, 94, 95, 129, 

'33. 134. 138, 14°. 

141, 142. 143. i65» 

168, 171 
Pine, 142 
Pinhorne, 193 
Pinkeman, 93 
Piatt, 95, 140, 141, 142 
Pluvier, 33, 35, 68, 134, 

136, 137 

Poel, or Pool, 44, 62, 66, 

Poles, 17 
Polhemus, 90, 140 
Pollock, 150 
Poginga, 64 
Polus, 168 
Pomroy, 130, 191 
Poppinga, 31, 32, 36, 160 
Porter, 43, 130, 164 
Portugies, 64 
Post, 43, 69, 93, 94, 138, 

140, 143, 167, 168, 170 
Potter, 47, 133 
Potts, 48, 90, 91 
Poyer, 94 
Prae, 31, 136 
Prans, 77 

Prevoost, Prevost, 27, 28 
Provoost, 16, 17, 19, 30, 

36, 46, 63, 66, 81, 

87, 91, 132, 133, 136, 

137, 142, 170, 171, 

Price, 17 

Prickmoor, 133 

Pride, 44 

Pridy, 20 

Printz, or Prince, 94, 193 

Pruyn, n, 12, 13, 14, 15, 
18, 49, 71, 72, 73, 74, 
75, 76, 124, 130, 156, 
157, 158, 159, 160, 
161, 162, 163, 164 

Puddingston, 19 

Pugslay, 124 

Puncheon, 49 

Purple, 201 

Putnam, 70, 158, 164 

Quackenbush, or Quack- 
enbos, 13, 22, 43, 46, 
49, 68, 91 

Quick, 29, 30, 32, 34, 65, 
131, 165, 169, 170, 171 

Quickhuys, 168 

Rail, 17, 79 

Ramage, 89 

Ramsay, 47, 90 

Randel, 19, 45, 77, 126, 
127, 151 

Randolph, 48 

Ranny, 125 

Ransom, 88 

Rapelje. Rappelye, or 
Rapelyee, 37, 38, 42, 
50, 63, 64, 69, 130, 
138, 142, 144, 167, 170 

Ras, 82 

Rathbone, 49 

Raymond, 50 

Rt'ynor, 46, 95 

Reeves, 55 

Regni'ir, 178 

Reid. or Read, 47, 49, 90, 
91, i*ii 

Rems, 136 

Remsen, 38, 39, 40, 136, 

Reno, 45 

Renselaer, 36 

Reton, 46 

Revell, 120 

Reyers, 13 

Reyner, or Reyniers, 29, 

3i» 94. 131, Ho 
Reynolds, 91, 93 
Rhea, 133 
Rhodes, 93, 94, 142 
Richards, 16, 91, 128, 131, 

Richardson, 17, 8i, 83, 

89, 144 
Richmond, 45 
Richt, 131 
Ricx, Rix, or Ricks, 81, 

134. 170 
Ridley, 88 
Riddles, 47 
Riddenaes, Riddenaerts, 

or Riddenhars, 19, 

63, 169 
Riedig, 78 
Rierden, 77 
Ries, 90 
Rikbie, 17 

Riker, 38, 40, 144, 191, 

Riley, 123 
Ringo, 132, 136, 167 
Rith, 91 
Roas, Ross, or Roose, 18, 

30, 67, 69, 84, 136, 

170, 171 
Robberts, 92 
Robbertson, 82 
Robinson, 81,89, 9° 
Robbins, 114 
Roderigo, 78 
Rodman, 89 
Roe, 87, 90 
Roelofs, or Roeloffsen, 24, 

2 9> 33. 3 6 > 7°. I 3 2 > 

148, 157, 165, 201 
Rogers, 44, 149, 150, 151, 

Roke, 79 
Rollegom, 31, 166 
Roman, 69 
Rome, Romme.Rommen, 

or Roomen, 20, 32, 

6 4. 79, 83, 134, i37» 
138, 160, 171, 172 

Roomer, 19, 84 

Rory, 133 

Rosa, 24 

Rose, 21 

Roseboom, 71, 73, 76, 

Rosecrans, 24, 25, 116, 

Rosevelt, or Rosenvelt, 

16. 3 2 . 35. 3°. "33 
Ross, 45, 87 
Rote, 43 
Rowel, 126 
Rowland, 95, 141 
Rowley, 44 
Roy, 96 
Royale, 84 
Royse, 44 
Rudd, 90 
Rudyard, 95 
Ruggles, 61 
Rug, 32 
Ruland, 87 
Rumbell, 44 
Runel, 88 
Russell,- 45 
Rushmore, 93, 95 142 
Rutgers, 77, 78 
Ryan, 45 

Ryder, 30, 65, 86, 168 
Ryerse, 13 
Rycken, Ryke, or Ryker, 

23. 3'. 35. 45. 78, 


Index to Names in Volume XIII. 


Rykman, 25, 26, 79 
Rynders, 81 

Sacket, 62, 88 
Salomons, 18, 132, 134 

Saltonstall, 60 
Saltns, 158 
Sampson, 163 
Samuelse, 13, 66 
Sanders, or Saunders, 12, 

63, 71, 132, 134, 136, 

147. 171. 172 
Sandertszen, 172 
Sands, 90, 91, 93, 94 
Sanford, or Santvoort, 19, 

2i, 29, 32, 66, 124, 

125, 126, 133, 161 
Sandery, 169 
Sartly, 137 
Sarton, 64 
Saw ton, 31 
Sayre. 190 
Schaick, 14, 79 
Schermerhorn, 49, 69, 73, 

Schell, 61 
Schenck, 116, 202 
Schepmoes, 34, 134 
Scheppels, 133 
Schiaensch, 15 
Schilman, 169, 170 
Schmidt, 163 
Schoonhover, 14 
Schouten, 33, 63, 66, 69, 

135, 137, 138 
Schreene, 172 
Schrick, 64, 167 
Schrogie, 171 
Schuyler, 14, 16, 18, 25, 

33. 35, 46, 47. 64, 67, 

78, 80, 134, 136. 138, 

156, 157, 164, 167, 

168, 170, 172 
Schuermans, 170 
Scott, 44, 45, 46, 76, 91 
Scull, 98 

Seabury, 127, 140, 142 
Seagar, 43 
Seaman, 48, 93, 94, 95, 

140, 141 
Seaming, 142 
Searing, 88, 93, 95, 140, 

141, 148 
Sears. 75, 163 
Seaton, 47 
Seawood, 44 
Sebra, 168 
Sele, 79 
Selover, 170 

Selyns, 34, 69, 131, 166, 

171, 172 
Selly, 86 
Sergeant, 44 
Seton, 49 
Seward, 109, no 
Shadbolt, 141 
Shackerly, or Shakkerly, 

44. 84 
Sharp, 89, 162 
Sharpas, 69 
Shatten, 89 
Shaw, 87, 90 
Shearman, 49 
Sheedy, 44 
Sheif, 21, 23 
Shepard, 92 
Sherman, 49, 85, 86, 104, 

Sherwood, 44 
Shields, 45 
Shinn, 123 

ly. 43 

Shourt, or Short, 44, 87 

Shotwell, 52 

Shurman, or Shuerman, 
47, 170 

Sibbit, 78 

Sibots, 69 

Sickels, 18, 22, 44, 75, 82, 

Sickers, 65 

Sigourney, 98 

Sille, or Silly, 35, 66, 131 

Silleck, 88 

Simes, 132 

Simkam, 19 

Simons, or Simonson, 23, 
67, 69, 82, 94, 131, 
141 165, 167, 172 

Simpson, 45, 47, 78 

Sinclaer, 29, 69, 167, 168 

Smg, 43 

Sip, 66, 83 

Sipkins, 65, 66, 171 

Sirot, 49 

Sjourts, 23 

Skinner, 45 

Slafter, 144 

Slaven, or Slaver, 163 

Sleachter, 31 

Sleght, 25, 26 

Slichtenhorst, or Slioten- 
horst, 11, 14, 33 

Shngerlant, (g, 136, 171 

Slot, 133, 134, 137 

Slover, 80 

Slowson, 118 

Slyck, 68 

Sluys, 171 

Smith, 7, 18, 20, 23-28, 
43. 44, 45. 46, 47, 69, 
76, 78, 81, 82, 84, 87, 
88, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95, 
98, 100, 129, 140, 141, 
142, 165, 168, 170, 
172, 191, 195, 197 

Smithson, 99 

Smit, 30 

Snediger, 30 

Snethen, 23, 141 

Snyder, 74 

Sodon, 91 

Soepman, 22 

Somendyke, 46, 80 

Somes, 79 

Sours, or Sourten, 31, 34, 

Southward, 95, 142 

Southwick, 90 

Sowerby, 141 

Sowers, 45 

Span, 64 

Speight, 91 

Spitsenb, 64 

Spoor, 156 

Spragg, 142 

Sprang, 77, 131 

Sprat, 29, 68 

Springer, 93 

Springstein, 131, 132 

Sprowl, 90 

Spryk, 21 

Staets, 35, 70, 131, 137, 
169, 172 

Staeve, 81 

Stams, 168 

Stanley, 117, 151 

Stanton, 45, 50 

Stanniford, 87 

Stansbury, 88 

Stapleton, 137 

Starr, 124 

Stauben, 81 

Stebbins, 45 

Steele, 44 

Steenwyck, 63, 199 

Steets, 81 

Stevens, 36, 47, 68, 90, 

92, 104, 114, 116 
Stevenson, 67, 91, 117, 

118, 119, 120, 121, 

122, 123, 124, 144, 

Stewart, 43, 87, 91, 102 
Stibb, 90 

Stiles, 42, 94, 156, 202 
Stille, 35 

Stilwel!, 87, 88, 123, 124 
Stirling, 6 
Stocker, 45, 94 
Stockford, 140 
Stone, 42 

StoothofF, 97, 122, 196 
Storm, zi, 124, 159 
Story, 119 
Stoutenberg, 19, 30, 32, 

35. 65, 131, 132, 135, 

Stoutens, 132, 135, 167 
Stow, 16 
Stoughton, 61 
Straet, 66 
Stratemaecker, 135 
Strain, 90, 104 
St. Ruth, 5 
Stratton, 89, 142 
Stringham, 95 
Strong, 37, 43 
Stryker, 196 
Stultheen, 29, 134 
Sturgen, 159 
Stymets, 44, 79 
Stuyvesant, 23, 33, 97, 

143, 174, 184, 200 
Suffren, 89 
Sumner, 104, 107, 112 
S titer, 77 
Suurmont, 63 
Suydam, 40 
Syce, 1 8 
Sylvester, 147 
Symonszen, 63, 143] 
Syms, 46, 162 
Symmons, 142 
Syn, 67, 81 

Swaan, or Swaen, 79, 135 
Swart, 25, 33, 76 
Swartwout, 71 
Swatman, 161 

Tack, 33 

Talcott, 49 

Tallmadge, 42, 179 

Talman, 141 

Tappen, 24, 25, 179 

Targe, 46 

Tarbox, 144 

Tate, 87, 90 

Taylor, 14, 46, 62, 81, 90, 

91, 130, 155, 161, 179 
Teasman, 90 
Teller, 17, 24, 64, 67, 68, 

69, 78, 131, 134, 161, 

Tellion, 20 
Ten Broeck, 35, 36, 65, 

67, 79, 134 
Ten Eyck, 31, 36, 49, 66, 

72, 73, 74, 75, 83, 

132, 137, 156, 168 
Tenkelbag, 79 
Terboss, 90 
Terneur {see Turner) 
Terrell, 129 
Terry, 147, 174 
Tichenor, 44 
Tickles, 21 
Tiebout, or Tibout, 20, 

22, 23, 35, 69, 70, 132, 

'34, 137, 17* « 

Tienhoven, or Thien- 
hoven, ^, 33, 66, 69, 
. r 33, 169 

Tier, 90 

Tiffany, 159 

Tilghman, 85 

Tilladams, 21, 81 

Tilburg, 17 

Tillott, 94 

Tilton, 45, 47 

Timber, 16 

Thinner, 35 

Thamson, 31, 65 

Tharp, 44 

Theunis, or Theuniszen, 
3°, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 
69, 70, 87, 132, 169 

Thiebolds, 81 

Thorn, or Thorns, 122, 141 

Thomas, Thomasen, or 
Thomazen, 10, 16, 
2 3, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 
36, 44, 47, 63, 64, 66, 
68, 90, 131, 133, 135, 
J 3 6 > 137, 169, 170, 

Thompson, 40, 42, 44, 45, 
47, 90, 91, 128, 129, 
134, 187 

Thorne, 141, 142, 144, 

Thornton, 44 

Throckmorton, 124 

Thurman, 19 

Thursten, 90 

Thymans, 32 

Thyssen, 32, 137 

Thys, 64, 171 

Tynhout, 12 

Tyson, 91 

Tippel, 82 

Tippelts, 96 

Tippet, 96 

Titus, 84, 87, 93, 95 

'loll, 32, 131 

Tompkins, 39, 45 

Tonnard, 23 

Tooms, 105 

Tortel, 22 

Torrey, 45, 144 

Tothill, 34, 134, 171 

Totten, 94 

Tourneur, 191, 197 

Tours, 132 

Tout, 90 

Towne, 201 

Townsend, 93, 95, 140, 
141, 142 

Tracy, 149 

Traphagen, 13, 24, 25 

Treadwell, 95, 140, 141, 
142, 143 

Truax, 144 

Treat, 49 

Tremper, 75, 162 

Trimmer, 67 

Tronson, 88 

Trumbull, 104, 106 

Tserks, 19 

Tuckerman, 88 

Tudor, i6t, 168 

Tupper, 129 

Turck, 30, 36, 63, 70, 84, 
138, 167 

Turnbull, 87, 112 

Turner, or Turneur, 19, 
31, 69, 93, 124, 125, 
126, 127, 128, 129, 
130, 158, 168, 171 

Tuttle, 45, 144 

Tuyl, 79 

Twisthout, 135 

Twistleton, 85 



Index to Names in Volume XIII. 

Uftord, 86 
(Jit, 20 
Ullen, 94 

Underhill, 5', 52, 94 
Urbanus, 33 
Underhill, 118 
Uyttenbogaert, or Utten- 
bogaert, 30, 65, 136 

Vain, 19 

Vallandigham, 104, 108 
Valentine, 90, 95, 142 
Van Aarnem, 20, 80 
Van Aertsdale, 137 
Van Alen, 15 
Van Alst, 201 
Van Aalsteyn, 14, 72, 74 
Van Adrien, 170 
Van Antwerpen, 74 
Van Arnhem, 14, 15 
Van Balen, 35, 66, 68, 

133. J 38 
Van Beeck, 69 
Van Benthuysen, 84 
Van Bommel, 66 
Van Boskerke, 20 

Van Borsum, 29, 35, 66, 

67, '32. *33, 172 
Van Brakel, 19 
Van Bremen, 65 
Van Brevoort, 68 
Van Br ugh, or Van 

Brugge, 97, 201 
Van Brunt, 148 
Van Buren, 15, 19, 24, 39, 

72. 73. 158 
Van Burgh, 16, 20, 30, 32, 

34. 36, 64, 65, 67, 131, 

134, 167, 170, 188 
Van Buskirk, 75, 162 
Van Cleeft, 134. '3 8 . l6 9 
Van Cortlandt, 64, 68, 77, 

80, 132, 134, 137, 138, 

165, 171, 172, 179. J 9 6 
Van Couwenhoven, 30, 

Van Daelsen, or Van Dol- 

sen, 68, 70, 178 
Van Dam, 19, 65, 79, 136, 

137, 165, 171, 201 
Van der Beeck, 31, 42, 

7°, 89, 133 
Van der Boaert, 49 
Van der Donck, 96, 118, 

Van der, or den, Burg, 
Berg, or Burgh, 16, 
24, 47, 49, 68, 70, 72, 
74, 88, 89, 135, 138, 

Van der Griest, or Greest, 
29. 34. 36, '35, *3°, 

Van der Grift, 81 

Van der Groeft, 135 

Van der Haan, 21 

Van der Heyden, 73, 129, 

Van der Heul, 67, 68, 70, 
167, 169 

Van der Linda, 202 

Van der Lyn, 16 

Van der Poel, or Vander- 
poels, 49, 73, 83, 137, 
138, 165 

Van der Ryp, 23 

Van der Schuren, or 
Schuure, 137 

Van der Spiegel, 23, 30, 

3'. 33. 34. 3 6 > 6 5. 69, 

70, 78, 79, 81, 132, 

134, 136, 138, 171, 172 

Van Driessen, 49 

Van Deursen, Van Du- 
sen, or Van Duursen, 
18, 20, 38, 49, 81, 83, 
84, 159, 165, 168 

Van Dyck, 33, 131, 136, 

Van Duyn, 20 

Van Feurden, 33, 63, 131, 
165, 167, 172 

Van Frankenstein, 79 

Van Esch, Es, or Est, 33, 

75. 165 
Van Gaasbeck, 26 
Van Gesel, 31 
Van Gelder, 16, 29, 30, 

34, 36, 64, 67, 70, 79, 
81, 133, 134, 136, 166, 
167, 170, 171 

Van Giesen, 30, 32, 64, 

66, 67, 136 
Van Groenendael, 35 
Van Hertsbergen, 131, 

Van Heusen, 73 
Van Heyningen, 31, 33, 

63, 65, 70, 131, 136, 

Van H o e c k , or Van 
Hoeek, 17, 36, 63, 
68, 79, 83, 138, 170, 

Van Home, 81 

Van Hoogten, 34, 36, 132, 

135, 171 
Van Homoten, 22 

KVan der Vien, 36, 63, 137 
Van de Water, 22, 31, 32, 

35. 36, 65, 78, 80, 83, 
132, 167 

Van Deventer, 169 
Vandervoort, 76, 164 
Van Horn, or Van Hoo- 
ren, 16, 17, 23, 35, 46, 

64, 66, 69, 70, 83, 133, 

136, 167, 168, 170 
Van Houwten, 16, 18 
Van Imburg, or Van Inn- 
burg, 23, 30, 36, 134 

Van Klenck, (x> 

Van Laer, Van Laar, or 

Van Laern, 17, 23, 31, 

34, 36, 69, 70, 132 
Van Langendyck, 30, 67 
Van Langevelt, 170 
Van Loon, 136 
Van Mandevil, 66 
Van Meulen, 35 
Van Ness, or Van Nest, 

29, 49. 72, 73. 75, 132. 

160, 161, 162, 163, 

Van Norden, 20, 46, 48, 

Van Nostrandt, or Van 

Noordstrant, 33, 65, 

66, 69, 94 
Van Oblinus, 63, 70 
Van Ostrandt, 141 
Van Pelt, 70, 135 
Van Renselaer, 31, 33, 

168, 170, 201 
Van Rollegom, 29, 32, 33, 

66, 68, 131, 135, 138, 

Van Romen, or Van Rom- 
men, 32, 65 

Van Sane, 82 

Van Santvoord, 76, 156 

Van Sanen, 134 

Van Schaick, or Van 
Schavck, 20, 23, 32, 
49, 65, 66, 68, 69, 83, 
135, 137. i3 8 . i5i> 
161, 170, 178, 182 

Van Schermerhorn, 35 
Van Schoonhoven, 76 
Van Segh, 17 
Van Slyck, n 
Van Slichtenhorst, 157 
Van Soock, 32 
Van Spyck, 63, 138 
Van Steenwyck, 69 
Van St. Tome, 78 
Van Strictelen, 168 
Van Stoutenburg, 138 
Van Stryen, 165 
Van Swieten, 169 
Van Syssen, 16 
Van Thuyl, 135, 169, 170 
Van Tienhoven, 33, 67, 

167, 169 
Van Teerling, 82 
Van Tilburg, 32, 33, 34, 

35, 36, 61, 67, 69, 89, 

132, 133. '35. 13 6 . 

'37. 165 
Van 1'richt, 29 
Van Veelen, 36 
Van Vleek, or Van Vleck, 

32, 34, 81, 136 
Van Veghten, or Van 

Vechten, 75, 160, 161, 

Van Velser, 81, 95 
Van Vorde, 83 
Van Voorhis, 148 
Van Voorst, or Van Vorst, 
' 17, 63, 64, 66, 68, 77, 

79. 99. 131. 135 
Van Wagenen, 16, 18, 24, 

Van VVey, or Van Wie, 65, 

Van Wick, orVanWyck, 

95, 140, 141, 142, 169 
Van Wilkenshoff, 137 
Van Y veren, or Van Jeve- 

ren, 12, 14, 71, 72, 

73. 74. 77 
Van Zandt, or Van Zant, 

45. 132, 138 
Van Zanen, 70 
Van Zeyl, or Van Zyl, 69, 

Varick, 19, 36 
Varrian, 46, 47, 49, 88, 90 
Varit, 45 
Vas, 78 
Veenvos, 17, 34, 36, 136, 

167, 171 
Veile, 161 
VerBrugge, 201 
Verduyn, 172 

Verdun, 137 - 

Verity, 95, 140, 143 
Verleth, or Verlett, 67, 70, 

168, 192 
Vermilye, 63 
Vernon, 143 
Vetch, 83 
Verduyn, 33, 79 
Verkercken, 167 
Verplanck, or VerPlanc- 

ken, 34, 64, 72, 74, 

84, i35, 157. 158. 159. 

168, 194, 199 / 

Ver Velen, 63,67 
Vian, 47 
Viele, Vile, or Vielen, 29, 

64, 67, 69, 78, 131, 

134. '37. 161, 165, 

167, 168, 171 
Vigneautillon, 16 
Vincent, 63, 69 
Vinhagen, 49 
Visboom, 36 
Visscher, 12, 49, 71, 72, 

73, 75, 158 

Vlierbonn, 168 
Volckerszen, 20, 169 
Vollenweyler, 78 
Voorhes, 114 
Vorsbergen, 19 
Vredenburg, 23, 77, 78, 

84, 135, '37 
Vreelandt, or Vrelant, 16, 

18, 70, 169 
Vredit, 64 
Vrooman, 75, 81 

Wade, 104 

Wagenaer, 84 

Waldron, 16, 18, 21, 22, 
29. 3°. 32, 35. 3 6 > 6 3> 
67. 69. 7°. 77. 80, 82, 
84, 101, 131, 135, 
161, 167, 170, J71 

Walgraven, 80 

Walker, 46, 144 

Wallace, 89, 150 

Walling, 82 

Walther, 16 

Walton, 122 

Wandels, 64 

Wanser, 47, 142 

Wansey, 91 

Warne, 94 

Warner, 73, 81 

Washburn, 104, 107, 116, 

Washburton, 86 

Washington, 155 

Warren, 6, 46 

Waters, 90, 142 

Watts, 44, 80, 83, 95, 100, 

Watson, 61, 80, 89 

Weaver, 45 

Webb, 79 

Webbers, 18, 20, 29, 36, 
66, 136, 165, 172 

Webly, or Webler, 165, 
189, 196 

Webster, 90, 128 

Weeks, 43, 93, 94, 95, 
141, 142 

Weekvelt, 20 

Weir, 89 

Welch, 87, I2i 
j Weld, 129, 130 
] Wells, 17, 49, 61, 62, 78 

Wench, 135 

Wendell, 49, 76 

Wendover, 17 

Wentworth, 97, 98, 144, 


Werden, 181 

Werken, 14 

Westervelt, 87 

Wessels, or Wesselszen, 
16, 19, 23, 31, 32, 34, 
46, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 
70, 81, 84, 86, 131, 
132, 134, 136, 137, 
138, 161, 165, 169, 
172, 194 

Wessenfeldt, 178 

Westcott, 156, 198 

Westerlo, 156 

Westerhout, 132 

Wetmore, 61 

Wetsell, 89 

Wheaton, 56, 5S 

Wheeler, 43, 44, 62 

Whicher,or Whitcher, 202 

VVhittaker, 144, 146 

White, or Whyt, 88, 95, 
141, 144, 161, 169 

Whitehead, 82, 95, 119, 

Whittier, 202 

Index to Names in Volume XIII. 

Whittingham, 91 
Whitman, 155 
Whipple, 76 
Whitney, 51, 62 
Wickenham, 19 
Wickenhorst, 170 
Wickliffe, 104 
Wicks, 44 
Wickvelt, 23 
Wilbeck, 72, 74, 75 
Wilcoxson, 86 
Wilder, 144 
Wilkinson, 43, 130 
Will, 166 
Willard, 159 
Willett, 94, 97, 122, 123, 

124, 142, 171, 178, 

Willis, 95 
Wilt, 47 
Willems, or Williemszen, 

18, 19, 29, 31, 33, 35, 

36, 44, 65, 67, 80, 89, 

94. '3 2 » '33. 134. 141. 

161, 167, 171, 174 
Willis, 90, 140 
Wilson, or Wiltson, 46, 

53. 61, 88, 91, 95, 97, 

100, 104, 112, 169,. 170 
Wily, 87 
Wilsey, or Wiltzee, 84, 88, 

91, 167 
Wilmot, 87 
Windo, 23 
Winfield, 9 
Winne, 73, 74, 129, I3 6, 

157, 160 
Winter, 18 
Wip, 169 
Wiseman, 87 
Wittington, 21 
Withers, 21 
Woeders, 78 
Wolcott, 99, 147 

Wood, 16, 19, 36, 70, 91, 
94, 113, 114, 140, 141, 
142, 143. M5, 152, 164 

Woodard, 167 

Woodbury, 144 

Woodhull, 62, 189, 190, 

w J 2W 95 ' Ig7 > '9 8 
Woodside, 20 

Wool, 46, 90, 91 

Woolsey, 200 

Wolley, 140, 182, 183, 

Wolsum, 32 
Worden, 161 
Wouters, or Wouterszen, 

66, 69, 82, 133 
Wright, 44, 49, 90, 93, 95, 

137, 160, 165 
Wyckof, 137, 157, 15 8 
Wynkoop, 24, 25, 81, 176 
Wynans, 45 
Wynants, 71, 77, 138 


Wynship, 88 

Yackson, 137 
Yates, 14 

Yong, or Youngs, 16, 46, 
60, 72, 80, 87, 91, 97, 
„ 99. i44> 145 
vrens, 65 
Yveren, 13, 14, 15 

Zabriskie, 202 
Zaborowskij, 202 
Zantvoordt, 167 
Zenger, 77 

Zichels, 63, 65, 134, 171 
Zluys, 138 
Zomerendyk, 17 
Zourt, 33 

Z y p h e r s, Syperus, or 
Syphers, 49 

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Guv. Wm. Beach Lawrence. An Address ; with Lawrence Pedigree. 

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Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York. 

— Baptisms. (Continued. 63 

The Pruyn Family. American Branch. By John Y. L. Pruyn, Jr. 

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Genealogical Club Collections, 

No. 1, Inscriptions on Tombstones at New Utrecht, L. L 
No, 2. " " Flatlands, L. I. 

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No. 3. " " Gravesend, L. I. 

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New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. 


The object of this Society is to collect and preserve (also to publish, as far as prac- 
ticable), Genealogical, Biographical and Historical matter relating, for the most part, 
though not exclusively, to the State of New York. 


A library has been commenced, and now contains many volumes of great value to the 
genealogical student ; which, by donation, exchange and otherwise, is steadily increasing. 


The stated meetings of the Society are held on the second and fourth Friday of 
each month (excepting July, August and September), at half-past seven o'clock p. M., 
at the Mott Memorial Hall, 64 Madison Avenue, New York. At the meeting on the 
second Friday, papers will be read or addresses delivered. The meeting on the 
fourth Friday will be of a business and conversational character. These meetings 
are open to the public. 


i Membership. — For admission to the Society, the candidate must be nominated by a 
member, in writing ; be approved and voted in at a regular meeting. The initiation fee 
is Five dollars, and Resident Membership requires the payment, annually, of PTve dol- 
lars. The Life membership fee (in lieu of all annual assessments) is Fifty dollars. Pay- 
ment to be made to Alexander I. Cotheal, Treasurer, 64 Madison Avenue, N. Y. 
The Clerks of the several Counties and Towns of the State are members of this Society 
ex -officio. 



First Vice-President, Second Vice- President, 


Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, 


Treasurer, Librarian, 


Registrar of Pedigrees, 

Executive Committee, 


Committee on Bio 1 

Term Expires, 1882 
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