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Genealogy and Biography. 


VOLUME XV., 1884. 


MOTT MEMORIAL Ha^ No. 64 Madison Avenue, 

New York City. 






Mott Memorial Ball, 64 Madison Avenue. 


Alexander, James, Esq., Copy of Letters to and from, by Miss Elizabeth C. Jay, 130. 
American Branch of the Pruyn Family, by John V. L. Pruyn, Jr., 17, 97. 
Ancestor of Assistant Bishop Potter, of New York, 43. 

Ancestry and Writings of James Fenimore Cooper, by William Remsen Mulford, g. 
Anniversary Meeting of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 138. 
Antiquity and Origin of the Livingston Family, by E. Brockholst Livingston, F. S.A. 
Scot., 15, 105, 159. 

Berry, John, Deputy Gov. of New Jersey, and his Family, by Thomas H. Edsall, 49. 
Biographical Sketch of Hon. Robert H. Pruyn, LL.D., by John V. L. Pruyn, Jr., 97. 
Biography of Deputy Gov. John Berry, of New Jersey, by Thos. H. Ed?all, Esq., 49. 

" of Jonathan S. Lawrence, M. D., by Dr. George H. Butler, 179. 

" of Col. Ricliard NicoU, by Edward Holland NicoU, 103. 

" of Hon. John Stevens, of Perth Amboy, by Richard F. Stevens, 145. 

Baptisms of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York, 23, 81, 1 14, 162. 
Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers of the French Protestant Church in New York 

City, Notice of, 139. 
Butler, George H., M. D., his Biographical Sketch of Jonathan S. Lawrence, M.D., 179. 

Dutch Church (Reformed) of the City of New York, Records of Baptisms in, 23, 81, 

114, 162. 
Dwight, Rev. Benjamin W., his Account of the Rogers Lineage, 150. 

Edsall, Thomas H., his Account of Deputy Gov. John Berry, of New Jersey, 49. 
Epitaphs of the Floyd Family at Setauket, L. I., by William Kelby, 41. 
" in Hunt's Point Cemetery, by Genl. James Grant Wilson, 42. 

Floyd Family Epitaphs at Setauket, L. I., by William Kelby, 41. 
French Protestant Church in New York City, Notice of Registers of, 139. 

Genealogy of the Berry Family of N. J., by Thomas H. Edsall, 52. 

" " Hart and Hooker Families, by Mrs. Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, loS. 

" " Moore Family of Southold, L. I., by Charles B. Moore, 57. 

" " Pruyn Family, by John V. L. Pruyn. Jr., 17, 87. 

" " Rogers Family, by Rev. Benjamin W. Dwight, 150. 

" " Willi? Family of L. I., by Benjamin D. Hicks, 170. 

Hicks, Benjamin D., Marriage Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I., 77, 

III, 176. 
Hicks, Benjamin D., Genealogy of the Willis Family of L. I., 170. 
Holland, Knighthood and Nobility of, by James Riker, 49. 
Hunt's Point Cemetery, Epitaphs in, by Genl. Jas. Grant Wilson, 42. 

Lnmigrants to New Netherland, List of, by Van Brunt Bergen, 33, 72. 

Jay, Miss Elizabeth Clarkson, Copies of Letters to and from James Alexander, Esq., 130. 

Kelby, William, his Collection of Floyd Family Epitaphs at Setauket, L. I., 41. 
Knighthood and Nobility of Holland, by James Riker, 49. 

List of Early Immigrants to New Netherland, by Van Brunt Bergen, 33, 72. 
Livingston Family, Notes on the Antiquity, etc., of, by E. Brockholst Livingston, 
F.S.4. Scot., 15, 105, 159. 

iv Index to Subjects. 

Marriages in the First and Second Presbyterian Churches of the City of New York, 30, 

89, 132. 
Marriages in St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I., communicated by Benjamin D. 

Hicks, 77, III, 176. 
Moore Family of Southold, L. I , by Charles B. Moore, 57. 
Mulford, William Remsen, his Ancestry and Writings of James Fenimore Cooper, 9. 

New Netherland, List of Early Immigrants to, by Van Brunt Bergen, 33, 72. 

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Anniversary Meeting of, 138. 

Nicoll, Col. Richard, Deputy Gov. of New York, Biography of, by Edward Holland 
Nicoll, 103. 

Notes on Books. — Miscellanea Marescalliana, 44 ; Pollock Genealogy, 45; "Evacua- 
tion Day," 1783, 45 ; Humphrey Family in America, 45, 144 ; The Townshend 
Family of Lynn, 46 ; Book of the Wilders, 46 ; Memorial of Zachariah Allen, 
1795-1882, 46 ; The Papers and Biography of Lyon Gardiner, 1599-1663, 94 ; 
Historical Account of the Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniver- 
sary of the Organization of the First Church of New Canaan, Conn., June 
20, 1883, 95 ; Memorial of Daniel Tyler, 95 ; Records of William Spooner, of 
Plymouth, Mass., and his Descendants, Vol. L, 1S83, 96; Windsor Farms; A 
Glimpse of an Old Parish, 1883, 140; The Halls of New England, Genealogical 
and Biographical, 1883, 141 ; Proceedings of the New England Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, January 2, 1884, 141 ; Some Records of the Dyer Family, 
1884, 141; History of the First Church in Hartford, Ct., 1884, 142; Our 
French Allies . . . in the American Revolution, 1778-1782, 142 ; Acadia: A 
Lost Chapter in American History, 1884, 143 ; Memorial Biographies of New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, Vol. HL, 1856-1859, 143; Ralph 
Waldo Emerson : A Paper read before the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographi- 
cal Society, 1883, 143; Sketch of the Life of Samuel F. Pratt; with some Ac- 
count of the Pratt Family, 1874, 143 ; The Deaborns, 144 ; History of Chicago, 
Vol. L, 1884, 144 ; Centennial of the Incorporation of Charleston, S. C, 18S3, 178; 
Genealogical Records of the Carpenter Family [1883], 178. 

and Queries. — Anniversary Meeting of the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographi- 
:al Society, 138 ; British Flag, 92 ; Book, Couitly, 94, 138 ; Beach, 138 ; Brock- 
A'ay, 92 ; Coggeshall Family Reunion, 138, 177 ; Cogswells in America, 92, 138 
Correction, 161, 177; Davis, 41; De La Noy, 178; Floyd Family Epitaphs 
at Setauket, L. I., 41 ; Gilley, 139; FLart, 177; Hawley, 138; Hayden, 92 
Hunt's Point Cemetery, 42 ; Index to Names, 178; Johnston Family of Jamaica 
W. 1., 139; Knowlton, 139; Lintol-Trotler, 93 ; Ludlum, 193; Mathews, 44 
Merritt, 177; Moffit-Miller, 93 ; New Barbadoes Neck, 139; Nicoll, 177; Pot- 
ter, 43 ; Quency, 93 ; Registers of the French Protestant Church of New York 
City, 139; Schuyler, 140; Seaman Family, 140; .Sloo, 140; Smith, 94, 140; 
Stoughtenburgh, 178 ; Van Tienhoven, 178 ; Van Vleck, 178 ; Voorhees and Van 
Voorhees, 140 ; Woolsey, 94. 

Obituary of George C. Arnold, 180; Rev. C. S. Henry, 180; W. H. Hunt, 96; Dr. 
Philip L. Jones, 48; Dr. Jonathan S. Lawrence, 179; Charles J. Palmer, 47; 
Eliza S. Quincy, 48 ; Schuyler Van Rensselaer, 96. 

Phelps, Mrs. Almira Hart Lincoln, her Account of the Hart and Hooker Families, 108. 
Pruyn Family — American Branch, by J. V. L. Pruyn, Jr., 17, 97. 

Registers of the French Protestant Church of New Y'ork City, Notice of, 139. 

Riker, James, on the Knighthood and Nobility of Holland, 69. 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Y'ork City, Baptisms, 23, 8i, 114, 162. 

" " Presbyterian Church in New York City, Marriages, 30, 89, 132. 

" " St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I., Marriages, 77, iii, 176. 

" " French Protestant Church in New York, Notice of, 139. 

Rogers Lineage, by Rev. Benjamin W. Dwight, 150. 

Stevens, Richard F., Sketch of Hon. John Stevens, of Perth Amboy, 145. 
St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I., Marriage Records, by Benjamin D. Hicks, 77, 
in, 176. 

Wilson, Genl. James Grant, Collection of Epitaphs in Hunt's Point Cemetery, 42. 


Vol. XV. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1884. No. i. 


By William Remsen Mulford. 

The publication of a "Life of J. Feniuiore Cooper" has drawn con- 
siderable attention to that already justly celebrated author. The work, 
while commencing in a strain rather commendatory of the graceful and 
natural novelist, becomes toward the middle and conclusion not only 
acrimoniously critical but is found to contain, here and there, quite a 
tinge of bitterness. Nor is this work calculated to advance the dignity 
of one of the greatest American authors and certainly one of the sub- 
stantial foundation-stones upon which the fair superstructure of American 
literature so securely rests. We think that Prof. Lounsbury would have 
shown better taste only to have referred to the disagreements between the 
novelist and the press in a general way, instead of dealing so minutely with 
all the unjust and violent remarks that were made in the heat of battle. 
The result of the repetition of these has been to give rise to false im- 
pressions of Cooper's origin and antecedents, two very important ingre- 
dients in any man's biography, and leads to the opinion that Mr. Cooper 
had a reprehensible weakness for an ancestry which he could not claim, 
and that so abjectly miserable was the condition of the stock from which he 
sprang that he was unable, or, as it is more unkindly conjectured, unwill- 
ing to name his own grandfather ! 

Now, first of all let it be understood that Cooper came of the ordinary 
"good" American family. Let us get rid at once of the incorrect notion 
that he did not. Instead of having come from such gross obscurity James 
Fenimore Cooper was descended in the fourth generation, from (i) James 
Cooper, of Stratford-upon Avon, Warwickshire, England, who was born in 
1661, and "in 1683 bought a lot on Chestnut Street, Philadelphia (oppo- 
site the marble Custom House)," and who was identified with various pur- 
chases of land. His name, as a witness, is on many deeds recorded at 
Philadelphia. His "actual signature is on the Friends' Petition of 1694, 
addressed to William IH., King of Great Britain (original in possession 
of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania), and on the original, in the Phila- 

lO James Fenimore Cooper, his Ancestry and IVrilings. [Jan., 

delphia Library, of another petition made in the year 1710." He was 
twice married, but had no issue by his second wife, and died in 1732. By 
his first wife, Hester, he had, among other children, a son (2) WilHam, who 
married Mary, daughter of Thomas and EUzabeth Groom, of Byberry, a 
township of old Philadelphia County, and died in 1736, In tax list 
of 1735, William Cooper is rated for 150 acres of land in Byberry 
Township, named in Philadelphia in his father's will, and also in deeds. 
William Cooper had among other children a son (3) James, born in 1729, 
in Byberry township, now the most northerly ward of Philadelphia, in a 
dwelling near the present Somerton post-office, and married at Christ 
Church, Philadelphia, on September 18, 1750, to Hannah Hibbs, daughter 
of William Hibbs and Ann (Carter), who were married at Friends' Meeting, 
in Wrightstovvn, Bucks County, Pa., April 13, 1728, and descended 
from English settlers who were at Burlington, N. J., in 1678. James 
Cooper owned a plantation at Buckingham, in Bucks County, devised to 
him in the will of his uncle, Samuel Cooper, but did not take personal 
possession. He was a resident, in 1753, of Moreland Township, now 
Montgomery County, Pa., but "soon after returned to the vicinity 
of the homestead in Byberry." By his first wife, Hannah Hibbs, he had 
with other children a son (4) Judge William Cooper, the father of the novel- 
ist. His first wife, Hannah, dying April 22, 1777, James Cooper married 
his second wife, Elizabeth Wager, daughter of Jacob Wager and Gertrude 
Supplee, descendants of early Swedish settlers on the Schuylkill, near the 
present site of Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. By this mar- 
riage there are also descendants, among whom is VV'illiam AVager Cooper, 
Esq., late of the United States Coast Survey, to whom the honor of com- 
piling the genealogy of the Cooper family is due, and from this genealogy, 
which he has kindly furnished, we are quoting liberally. James Cooper 
afterward removed to the Western part of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 
and there bought 260 acres of land, partly in West Cain and partly in 
Honeybrook Townships. His farm house was located about two miles 
northeast of the hamlet of Com|)assville. Thus we find that he was seized 
of no less than two tracts of land in two different counties of Pennsylvania. 
His will was executed January 12, 1790, proved May 5, 1795, and recorded 
at West Chester, Chester County, Pa., in Will Book i, Vol. 9, page 325. 

This is the grandfather whom it is supposed the novelist was either 
unable or unwilling to name from his extreme obscurity. Surely the facts 
in the case do not make it appear that the grandfather of Cooper was 
enveloped in such worthless obscurity and abject penury ? 

To return to the pedigree of the novelist. As we mentioned before, 
James by his first wife was the father of (4) Judge William Cooper, who was 
born December 2, 1754, in Byberry township, then in Philadelphia County, 
and in 1775 married to Elizabeth Fenimore, at Burlington, N J, 

We will not go into detail about Judge Cooper's extensive land trans- 
actions at Otsego. Suffice it to say that he became a large land-holder in 
that place and finally removed thither. He was appointed February 17, 
1 791, Judge of the first Court of Common Pleas for Otsego County. 
Judge Cooper was also a member of Congress from the State of New York 
in 1 795-1 797 and 1799-1801, died at Albany, in 1809, and was 
buried at Cooperstown, N. Y. Certainly a man who could commence and 
carry out successfully landed operations where settlement jad failed 
before, fill the bench of the principal court of his county, represent his 

1884. J James Fenimore Cooper, his Aticestry and Writings. \ i 

district in the Congress of tlie United States, and write a series of letters 
upon the country which he had settled, to a cultured Irish gentleman and 
prominent lawyer of New York,* which he must have tliought worthy of 
publication (for they were published in Dublin under the title of "A Guide 
to the Wilderness"), could not have been an ordinary vulgar adventurer, 
dependent for his success upon mere temporary political popularity. 

Judge Cooper was the father of twelve children, among whom was 
(5) James Fenimore, born September 15, 1789, at Burlington, N. J., removed 
in childhood to Cooperstown, N, Y., entered Yale College in 1802, Mid- 
shipman United States Navy 1806, married in 181 1 Susan Augusta Delan- 
cey, and died at Cooperstown September 14, 1851. Thus we find the 
novelist descended in the fourth generation from the first ancestor of his 
family in America and himself constituting the fifth generation here. 

As regards the story of Judge Cooper having been a wheelwright, we do 
not know whether he was or not, and it is a matter of small moment. But 
we may state, for the benefit of those who have not followed genealogy as a 
profession or as a hobby, nor obtained that acquaintance with the social 
history of this country which the study of that subject imparts, that the fact 
of a man following a trade a century ago, or even sixty years ago in many 
parts of the country, did not stamp him as a vulgar or uneducated person 
who had no claim to distinction of blood or social station, or as one who had 
renounced any claim of this kind. On the contrary, there are instances of 
persons following trades who were members of highly respectable families 
and who thought not a little of ancestry ; their position in this respect being 
acknowledged by others. We have in mind a very old and distinguished 
family, the head of which, though his family escutcheon was carved in 
stone above the doorway of his colonial built home, and a window of the 
church to which he belonged was ornamented with his coat-of-arms, was a 
tailor by trade and was so designated in the early records. 

Thus, instead of the novelist having sprung from nothing, he was 
descended from a respectable family and from what in a new country might 
be called a long line of ancestors. Cooper was probably as well brought 
up as the majority of young gentlemen of respectable birth and breeding 
in his day in the Northern and Eastern part of the country, and came by 
his love of solidity and refinement quite honestly. 

Of course it is understood that Cooper enjoyed fair educational advan- 
tages. Having been placed under the care of the Rector of St. Peters at 
Albany, as a private pupil, he undoubtedly imbibed something of the broader 
culture and higher polish that were imparled at one of the great universi- 
ties of the mother country from the constant and intimate association 
between private pupil and tutor at an age when the mind of the pupil had 
become particularly assimilative and his habits and tastes were_ forming. 
From the intimacy of association, under these circumstances ideas are 
more deeply impressed upon the mind of the learner than in the case of 
ordinary academical instruction. Some stress is laid upon the inadequate 
classical training at Yale, but we have too much respect for the proud old 
university of Connecticut not to dislike to see her stamped as such an 
insignificant and insufficient institution of learning. Of course any person 
of reasoning powers must know that Yale was then essentially different 
from now, ^ :^ we think it only fair to assume that there must have been 
some thoroughness and efficacy in her training when she turned out so 

* Mr. Sampson, a friend of the Emmets. 

12 James Fen'miore Cooper^ his Ancestry and Writings. [Jan., 

many men, even in early times, who afterward became famous ; and we 
doubt not that Cooper derived much benefit from his sojourn at that cele- 
brated seat of learning. 

Cooper doubtless had a general acquaintance with literature, even 
though he was unable to translate Latin and Greek verse with the same 
ease as the modern graduate of Yale, and what he did not obtain in the 
way of mental strength from the discipline of the study of the classics, he 
gained in the deeper study of the great book of nature, of which he was so 
fond, and which love he so often and beautifully expresses in his works. It 
is absurd to undertake to imply that one having Cooper's educational advan- 
tages, and afterward extending his information by extensive travel among the 
capitals of Europe and in the grand primeval wilds of the great Western 
Continent, and combining with the knowledge gained from these a practi- 
cal acquaintance Avith life on the vast ocean, was a man of slender educa- 
tion, whose views were narrow and whose opinion? were founded upon 
prejudice because he saw fit to cast his lot with the opposites to Crom- 
wellianism and Congregationalism, to defend Episcopacy, to seek to raise 
the code of etiquette and good manners to a standard to which it has never 
generally risen in this country, and to believe in high birth. Surely Mr. 
Cooper had as good a right to take the standing which he did as the now 
most noisy portions of the community have to take the opposite. He had, 
we should think, the same right to defend and advocate these institutions 
that they have to disbelieve in and oppose them, without being charged 
with ignorance, prejudice, and weakness. 

All men of great force of character are likely to use strong expressions 
when engaged in the defence of that for which they entertain a high regard, 
and though Cooper may have made a spiteful remark or two about the 
religion of Cromwell, he has said no more against that and New England- 
ism than we who are opposed to New England in religion and politics are 
continually called upon to bear, but which we bear silently, or at least vve 
are too reasonable to try to underrate New England ability because the 
prevailing opinion of New England does not agree with our own. In 
contrast to all this, and in excuse of much detail from us we may refer to 
Bryant's handsome " Memorial Address." 

In referring to Cooper's inclination for the Episcopal Church, Prof. 
Lounsbury says : " In the midst of a story, remote as possible from the occur- 
rences of modern life, suddenly turn up remarks upon the apostolic origin 
of bishops or the desirability of written prayers and the need of a liturgy. 
The impropriety of their introduction from a literary point of view Cooper 
never had sufficient delicacy of taste to feel." Further on he says : 
" There is little reason to doubt that under proper conditions Cooper 
could easily have developed into a sincere, narrow-minded, and ferocious 
bigot." It is almost needless to observe that we feel the latter remark to 
be unnecessarily caustic. We do not think that bigotry to a degree of 
ferocity has generally been assigned to the Episcopal character. 

In order to understand Cooper's enthusiastic love of the Episcopal 
Church, it is necessary for a dissenter to study a little the churchman's 
theory. He will then see that what by the sects is called bigotry may not 
be so in the church. For instance, a man who thoroughly accepts the 
church in all its parts and firmly believes in Apostolic succession, and feels 
that he can look back through its long line of bishops from our own Bishop 
Seabury or White through Cranmer, Wilfred, and Augustine to " Paul an 

1884.] James Fenimore Cooper, his Ancestry and IVritings. ] •s 

Apostle," must have peculiar feelings about the church, and however highly 
he may regard the n)inisters of the sects around him and the members of 
dissenting congregations as good Christian men, he cannot look upon them 
as anything but religious societies, though he does not for one instant deny 
that they may be accomplishing good. Thus while he has the highest 
respect for them and their endeavors, he cannot but prefer that himself 
and his friends be admitted into that church militant by the laying on of 
hands of a bishop " whose spiritual lineage ends with the twelve," and the 
institution of whose office is referred to in the Acts of the Apostles. Let, 
therefore, these considerations soften a little the bitter feelings which the 
remarks about Cooper's great desire to impress Episcopacy at all times and 
in all i)laces, proper and improper, upon everybody, may engender. And 
furthermore, we would say that we do not think Cooper so completely 
disregarded all efforts for good outside the Episcopal Church or he would not 
have caused Leatherstocking to talk so feelingly about the good Moravian 
missionaries, neither would he have brought such excellent moral senti- 
ments from him and represented them as having been derived from that 
same religious source. 

Prof. Lounsbury seems to think the interest that Cooper took in 
etiquette rather belittling. He says : " It could scarcely fail to inspire a 
sentiment almost like disgust to hear the creator of Leatherstocking argue 
with heat the question, whether it is right for a lady to come into a drawing- 
room at a party without leaning upon the arm of a gentleman, or discourse 
solemnly upon the proper way of eating eggs and announce oracularly that 
all who were acquainted with polite society would agree in denouncing the 
wine-glass or egg-glass as a vulgar substitute for the egg-cup." 

We certainly do not see the impropriety of Cooper's taking an interest 
in matters pertaining to etiquette, but think it very natural and very proper 
for a gentleman of his literary standing and culture to do so. VVe think if 
more well-educated gentlemen would exhibit this same interest a great 
improvement might be made in American manners, and that some of those 
things of which polished people froai abroad, sometimes not without reason, 
complain might disappear. VVe see no reason why the correct taste of the 
author of the "Leatherstocking Tales," with all his glowing descriptions of 
the American wilderness, should not desire the same graceful symmetry and 
accuracy in the drawing-room which his thorough knowledge of nature 
had caused him to observe and admire in her. 

Though many remarks which we have had occasion to make may seem 
a little severe, yet we do not think them unjust, and it is but fair that 
where there is an opportunity history should be made as correct as possible. 

We therefore hope that these brief statements may serve to eradicate 
the mistaken impressions which have grown out of this " Life of Cooper." 
We hope that Cooper's works may long be read and admired. They certainly 
inculcate a broad, free, American sentiment, and yet combine with it that 
higher moral tone and that proper respect for law and authority which are 
sometimes overlooked in connection with republican institutions. 

That ennobling morality which runs through Cooper's works particu- 
larly attracts our admiration. To us it is far from coarse or commonplace. 
We do not think with Prof, Lounsbury that all Cooper's female characters 
are such perfect artificially good automatons. On the contrary, we think 
that he has cast a healthy moral glow about his female creations the effect 
of which is extremely elevating to the reader. 

I A James Fenimore Cooper, his Ancestry afid Writings. [Jan., 

He begins to sum up his remarks upon Cooper's sketches of female 
character as follows : " But at best the height they reach is little loftier 
than that of the pattern woman of the regular religious novel. The reader 
cannot help picturing for all of them the same dreary and rather inane 
future. He is as sure as if their career had been actually unrolled before 
his eyes of the part they will perform in life." 

What author of fine moral sensibility ever started out to create a bad 
heroine to have her admired ? However fascinating sin may be in a man 
to school-girls and young tittering women, who suppose that all good men 
are so simply because they do not know enough to be bad, sin in a woman, 
even to a very young man who possesses any beginnings of sound sense, is 
never so. 

We think that Mr. Cooper's female creations have very many of the little 
peculiarities and imperfections which one observes in real life, as well as 
the finer qualities. We find special satisfaction in his delineations of the 
woman of rustic surroundings, under which circumstances the truly natural 
and beautiful characteristics of that sex, which are sometimes suppressed 
under the steel-banded reserve of fashion in great cities, are brought out 
and predominate. In addition we would say that, instead of thinking Mr. 
Cooper's* female characters always so unnaturally good, we do not see that 
they are all, without a single exception even good at all, as in the case of 
Judith. But Cooper when he created a bad character never threw any 
fascination about it to cause it to appear different from what it should be 
made to appear. The character of Judith is not unnatural ; for the repent- 
ance which she felt, but which, unfortunately, was not sufficiently severe 
to reform her life, is not unusual in the case of persons of her character. 

The fact is that great truth ihay be found in his delineations of Ameri- 
can character as well as of American scenery, in spite of the fact that his 
female creations may sometimes be lacking in individuality and force. His 
portrayal of character is not thoroughly understood and appreciated to-day 
because of a growing unfamiliarity of those who would be likely to fill the 
position of critics of his works with the kind of characters which he por- 
trays. In the hollowness and shoddy falseness which has j'iervaded Ameri- 
can society to a great extent since the civil war, many things connected 
with the early civilization of this country have been lost sight of. And the 
prevailing idea is that the original settler was either an occasional broken- 
down grandee, or in the other and more frequent case that the old Ameri- 
can or colonial element was derived from some stolid European boor, and 
that it is absurd to build anything on an American ancestry, and further 
that there was nothing worthy of study and from which edification might be 
derived about the early colonists, except in the case of the occasional 
broken-down grandee and his descendants. This is all a mistake. We do 
not believe that this country was settled by boors. The very tenacity with 
which the early settlers fought for the preservation of those things which 
exist only in the abstract proves that it was not. The settlement of our 
old thirteen States may be traced mainly to four important events in the 
history of Europe, two of which occurred in Great Britain and two on the 
continent. We refer to the supremacy of Cromwell and the restoration of 
the Church and legitimate government in England, the massacre of St. 
Bartholomew in France, and the war between Holland and Spain. The 
settlements of the Romanists in Maryland, the religious liberty of whose 
colony is so greatly admired, and of the Quakers in Pennsylvania and on 

1884.] Notes on the Livingston Family. It 

Long Island, are effects produced by the same causes. There is no reason 
to regard the interesting pictures of life in colonial times and just after the 
Revolution, in "The Pioneers," which must of course describe to a great 
extent the early environment of the novelist, as overdrawn, for, to repeat his 
own text from the title-page of that very work : 

" Extremes of habits, manners, time, and space, '' 
Brought close together here stood face to face,"^ 
And gave at once a contrast to the view 
That other lands and ages never knew."_ 


By E. Brockholst Livingston, F.S.A. Scot. 

In an interesting account of the town of Albany, N. Y., contributed by 
Mrs. Ferris to Harpers'' Magazine (English edition) for March, 188 r, and 
entitled *' A Glimpse of an Old Dutch Town,'' the writer makes the state- 
ment that " the Livingstons claim descent from Livingus, who lived in 1124, 
through a long and complicated line of nobility, for the truth of which we 
cannot vouch,'' and she then goes on to ridicule their claim of ancient 
descent by relating an amusing anecdote of the Lewis family, "who are said 
to have in their possession a picture of the Ark, with Noah emerging from 
it, bearing a large trunk, labelled, * Papers belonging to the Lewis 
family.' " 

There is no doubt that, owing to a certain class of genealogical writers 
and pedigree makers compiling pedigrees which are in many cases purely 
fabulous, without taking the slightest trouble to inquire into the genuine- 
ness of the statements from which they derive their information, the inter- 
esting study of genealogy has been made more or less the subject of ridi- 
cule. It is, however, not my intention to take up the cudgels on its behalf, 
as that has been done already by abler pens than mine in the pages of the 
Record, but as I have been engaged for some years past in collecting ma- 
terials for a history of the Livingston family, more particularly the history 
of the Callendar branch, from which the American Livingstons are de- 
scended, it may interest the members of this family on the other side of 
the Atlantic to know from authentic sources the earliest information that 
we have concerning the founder of the family in Scotland and the origin 
of the surname. 

According to a family tradition,- Leving or Living, the earliest known 
ancestor of the Livingstons in Scotland, was a noble Hungarian, who came 
to that country in the train of Margaret, when she and her brother Edgar 
the Atheling, took refuge at the court of Malcolm Canmore, in 1070.* 
Margaret afterward married Malcolm, and many of her followers remaining 
in Scotland had lands granted them by her husband. 

But this tradition, like many others of a similar kind relating to ancient 
Scottish families, cannot bear investigation. There is, however, no need 
of going so far as Hungary for the origin of the name. In England the 

* Douglas Peerage, vol. ii., p. 122. 

1 6 Notes on the Livingsto7i Family, |Jan., 

name of Living was not an uncommon one, and even appears in a Saxon 
charter of the ninth century.* It was the name of the Archbishop 
of Canterbury who crowned Canute, f and the more famous bishop of Cre- 
diton and Worcester, the friend of Earl Godwine, has come down to us in the 
words of the old Saxon chronicle as " Lyfing the Eloquent.''^ 

Besides these two great churchmen, there are many others bearing the 
same name mentioned in the Saxon charters, one of them being Staller or 
Master of the Horse to Edward the Confessor ;§ and moreover, according to 
Domesday, || several individuals of the name were Saxon landholders before 
the Conquest, therefore it is highly probable that the earliest known ances- 
tor of the Livingston family in Scotland were of a Saxon lineage. 

Owing to the fact that original documents of this period of Scottish his- 
tory are very rare, and that surnames did not come into use for some time 
after the Conquest, it is morally impossible to prove whether the Scottish 
Living was one of the Saxon landholders mentioned in Domesday, and 
also as to whether the Norman invasion drove him to take refuge in Scot- 
land ; but from the following authentic charter, one of the earliest relating 
to the Abbey of Holyrood, we know for a certainty that the Scottish Living 
held lands in the reign of Alexander L (1107-1124), where the present vil- 
lage of Livingston, in Linlithgowshire, now stands ; that his son Thurstan, who 
between 1128 and 1159, ^^^^ one of the witnesses to a charter of Robert, 
Bishop of St. Andrews, confirming King David L's grant to the monks of 
Holyrood, •[ himself confirms, in the charter alluded to above, his father 
Living's gift of the church of Livingston (ecclesie de villa leving) with half 
a carucate of land, and a toft, in free and perpetual alms to this same 
abbey. The charter reads as follows : 

•'EccLEsiA DE Villa Leving.** 

" Thurstanus filius Leyingi, universis Sancte Matris Ecclesie filiis, salutem. Notum 
sit vobis meconcessisse et hac mea carta confinnasse Deo et Ecclesie Sancte Crucis de Cas- 
tello puellarum et canonicis ibidem Deo servientibus, ecclesiam de Leviggestun cum 
dimidia carrucata terre et uno tofto et cum omnibus rectitudinibus et pertinentibus suis, 
siciit pater rueus eis dedit, in liberam elemosinam et perpetuam. Volo itaque ut predicti 
canonici prenominatam ecclesiam, ita libere et quiete possideant sicut aliqui ecclesiaj in 
tota Laudonia liberius et quietius possident. His testibus: Gaufrido abbate de Dunfer- 
melin, Anfrido de Neubotle, Waltero monacho illius, Gaufrido de Lessew, Petro capellano 
de Louvv, Waltero capellano comitis, Simundo de Ramesie, Rogero diacono, Davide filio 
Gaufrido, Martino clerico, Waltero camario regis de Rohesburgh, Willelmo de Aldri." 


"The Church of Livingston. 

" Thurstan, the son of Living, to all the sons of Holy Mother Church greeting : Be it 
known to you all that I have granted and by this my charier confirmed to God and to the 
Church of the Holy Cross of the Castle of the Maidens, ff and to the canons serving God 
there, the church of Livingston, with half a plough of land and a toft, and with all the 

* Kemple : Codex Diplomalicus fEvi Saxonici, vol. ii., p. 44. 

+ Speed: History of (Jreat Britain, p. 390. 

% Anglo Saxon Chronicle, vol. i., p. 302. The words in the original Saxon are " Lyfing se wordsnotera 
biscop." See also Mr. Freeman's account of this Bishop in his Norman Conquest, vol. li., pp. 81-83. 

§ Codex Diplomalicus ffivi Saxonici, vol. iv., pp. 290, 291. 

II Domesday, Hants, fols. 51, 51b, 53b; Wilts, 72, etc., etc. 

1 Liber Cartarum Sancte Crucis, No. 2, p. 7. The signature reads "Turstino filio Levingi." These 
old charters are undated, but Robert was Bishop of St. Andrews from 11 21 to 1159. The abbey of Holyrood 
was founded by David L, anno 1128. 

** Liber Sancte Crucis, No. 17, pp. 15, 16. 

t+ The ancient name of Edinburgh Castle. The canons lived there while the Abbey of Holyrood was 
being built. 

i8S4-J Pruyn Family — American Branch. ij 

rights pertaining thereto, as my father gave them,* in free and perpetual alms. I will, theri* 
fore, that the said canons of the forenamed church shall possess as freely and quietly as 
they possess freely and quietly other churches in all Lothian. Before these witnesses : 
Geoffrey, Abbot of Dunfermline ; Alfred of Neubotle ; Walter, monk of the same ; 
Geoffry of Lessew ; Peter, chaplain of Louw ; Walter, the earl's chaplain ; Simon of 
Ramsey ; Roger, the deacon ; David, the son of GeofTry ; Martin, the clerk ; Walter of 
Rohesburg; the King's chamberlain ; William of Aldri." 

From the above charter, and from others preserved in the same cartu- 
lary, we see that in these early days, before the introduction of surnames 
into Scotland, that the name of Living's lands was either written in 
the Latin form of " Villa Leving " or in the Saxon equivalent of " Levings- 
tun," both meaning the dwelling-place or homestead of Living. It was 
thus simple enough, when surnames did come into use, for his descendants 
to adopt theirs from the name of their territorial possessions. 

The church and peel, or castle, of Livingston remained in the i)ossession 
of the elder branch of the family for many generations, but at the extinc- 
tion of the senior male line, in the early part of the sixteenth century, 
they passed into other hands, and at the Reformation the church was sep- 
arated from the Abbey of Holyrood, when the patronage of the *' kirk of 
Levingstoun " was granted to the Laird of Dundas and confirmed to him by 
Act of Parliament in i6i2.f 

22 Great St. Helens, London, E. C, 
December ii, 1883. 

[To be continued.] 


By John V. L. Pruyn, Jr. 

(Continued from Vol. XIV., p. no.) 

Cornelius I. or J. Roosevelt, b. in New York, December 4, 1820 ; 
eleventh child of Cornelius I. or J. Roosevelt and Ann Lockwood ; m. 
September 18, 1850, (186) Margaret Pruyn, b. in Albany, August 4, 1824, 
d. in Macon, Ga., November 14, 1873, ^^^- o^ (^°6) Samuel Pruyn and 
Helen Vandervoort, of Albany. 

Mr. Roosevelt was left an orphan at fourteen years of age, his guardian 

being Joshua Gilbert, and entered the mercantile house of Waters, 

doing business in the stove trade in New York. Some years later he 
engaged in the drug business and had a store of his own in Albany. This 
venture not being so successful as he had anticipated, he determined to 
study medicine, and accordingly completed the full course of medicine in 
the University of the City of New York, graduating in the year 1849. He 
was a Homoeopathic physician, and settled in Columbus, Ga., marrying 
soon afterward. Shortly after his marriage he moved from Columbus to 
Macon, in the same State, which proved to be his future home. His time 
was entirely devoted to his profession and he was for many years the lead- 
ing Homoeopathic physician in the place. He d. at Macon, December 1 7, 

♦ The italics are my own. t Acta Pari. Scot., vol. iv., p. 513. 

1 8 Pniyn Family — American Branch. [Jan., 

1880, "Showing the estimation in which he was held," writes his son, 
" and the character he bore, 1 add below an extract from an editorial in 
our local paper, at his death " : 

" He was a man of a great but modest merit ; literally and truly a 
gentleman ; that is to say, to the courage, fortitude, and constancy of a 
hero and martyr he added the tenderness and delicacy of a woman. The 
doctor was, perhaps for the longer part of his generation at active and 
successful medical practice, an intense sufferer from inflammatory rheu- 
matism, and yet everybody familiar with him has seen him about the sick, 
busy in his profession, calm, pleasant, and unruffled in his demeanor, with 
every nerve racked by intense pain. Two years ago, in a very low con- 
dition of health, he visited certain springs in Virginia, but returned appar- 
ently on the verge of death. The best authorities said he could not live 
more than a few days at most, and he was reported dead all over the city. 
But he never lost heart. He was soon 'better again,' until last week he 
contracted a cold which his medical judgment assured him he had not the 
strength to throw off He told his family it must prove fatal and prepared 
their minds for the parting. It came on Saturday morning last, when with 
perfect consciousness, composure, and submission he breathed out a noble 
soul. A strong illustration of the gentleman, not in the common idea of 
an impervious self-assertion and a selfish and aggressive deportment, but 
in all the virtues of self-command, the winning graces of a generous and 
conciliating disposition, and the manly fortitude of a dauntless courage." 

The Roosevelt family has always been one of the leading Dutch families 
of New York. It was founded in America by Claas Martenzoon Roose- 
velt (see " Holgate's Genealogy "). A family tree may also be found at the 
Roosevelt Hospital in New York. 
Dr. Roosevelt left issue — 

James Pruyn, b. in Macon, December 28, 1853; still living there. 
William Pruyn, b. in Macon, June 29, 1857; d. August 9, 1857. 
Helen Pruyn, b. in Macon, January 4, 1859 '■> ^'^- October 15, 1879, 
Lenoir Moss Erwin, residing in Macon, b. December 24, 1848, 
at Erwinton, Barnwell Co., S. C, son of William Robinson 
Erwin and Julia Caroline Robert, all of South Carolina. She 
has issue: (a) Meta Roosevelt, b. in Macon, July 17, 1880; 
(b) Helen Pruyn, b. June 5, 1882. 
Francis Pruyn, b. August 22, i860; d. March 9, 1861. 
Clara Pruyn, b. in Macon, April 7, 1864; m, April 18, 1883, 
John Moore Walker, of Macon, b. at Summerhill, Aiken Co., 
S. C, August 18, 1852 ; son of GoUothum Walker and Eliza- 
beth Lawrence Adams, all of South Carolina. 
Cornelius Pruyn, b. May 18, 1866; d. August 15, 1874. 
Frederick Pruyn, b. January 15, d. April 14, 1868. 


David Ellicott Evans Mix, surveyor and civil engineer, b. January 

19, 1827, son of Ebenezer Mix and Jemima , of Batavia, N. Y. ; 

m. November 19, 1855, (188) Sarah Pruyn, b. August 30, 1829, dau. of 
(106) Samuel Pruyn and Helen Vandervoort of Albany. 

On being asked to send a sketch of himself, Mr. Mix writes: "My 
principal education was received at the Middleburg Academy and the 

1 884. J Fniyji Family — Atncrican BraJich. in 

Collegiate Seminary at Lima, Livingston County, N. Y., except the survey- 
ing and civil engineering, which I received from my father, Ebenezer Mix, 
which professions I have followed since I was seventeen years old. As 
draughtsman I am self-educated. Have been engaged on several railroads 
in this State, surveying and searching title to their lands. I am engaged 
on most of the disputed and litigated boundaries in Genesee, Orleans, 
Niagara. Wyoming, Alleghany, Livingston, and Monroe Counties. In 1853 
I projected and took the levels for a railroad from Batavia to the mouth of 
Oak Orchard Creek on Lake Ontario, which route is now about being 
built. In 1854 I surveyed the eighteen mile creek route for the Niagara 
Ship Canal. In 1855 ^ '^'^s appointed, by a law passed by the Legislature, 
the chief engineer for draining Tonawanda Swamp, about 25,000 acres. 
I was elected corresponding member of the Albany Institute, 
also a member of the Buffalo Historical Society. ... I was born at 
Batavia, N, Y., January 19, 1827; my residence has always been there, 
and / live on the same lot I was born o?i. " 

Mr. Mix was also a major in the New York State Militia, and was com- 
missioned engineer of the Twenty-ninth Brigade, September 28, 1855, tak- 
ing rank as such from that date. 

[Ebenezer Mix, the father of David Ellicott Evans Mix, was born in 
New Haven, Conn., in 1788, and came to Batavia in 1809. He was a 
school-teacher and studied law in the office of Daniel B. Brown. In 
March, 181 1, he entered as clerk the office of the Holland Land Company, 
at Batavia, where he continued twenty-seven years. For twenty consecutive 
years he was Surrogate of Genesee County. In the war of 1812 he was an 
aide on the staff of Gen. P. B. Porter. He died about 1872, at Cleve- 
land, O.] 

By his marriage with Miss Pruyn, Mr. Mix has issue — 

Samuel Pruyn, b. October 5, 1856. 

Malcolm Douglas, b. August 15, 1859. 

David Ebenezer, b. June 30, 1865. 

189, 214. 

Stephen Gerard Wood, of Albany, b. March 12, 1832, son of Samuel 
Stebbins Wood and Sarah Wynkoop, of Albany, m. firstly, December 12, 
1852, (189) Helen Pruyn, b. October 21, 1831, d. October 12, 1855, dau. 
of (106) Samuel Pruyn and Helen Vandervoort, and had issue — 
Sarah Elizabeth, b. October 9, 1853. 
Mr, Wood m. secondly, April 21, 1863, (214) Emma Justina Pruyn, b. 
August 22, 1842, dau. of (125) Lansing Pruyn and Anna Mary Saltus, and 
has issue — 

Lansing Pruyn, b. June 15, 1870. 


(190) John Samuel Pruyn, at one time an accountant in Chicago, b. 
March 30, 1834, d. in Albany, October 23, 1869, son of (106) Samuel 
Pruyn and Helen Vandervoort, m. October 18, i860, Harriet Anna Porter, 
dau. of the late Ira Porter of Waukegan, 111., and had issue — 

290. Samuel, b. September 26, 1861; d. October 6, 1862. 

291. John S., b. August 2, 1864; d. February 2, 1881. 

Mrs. Pruyn has since married, being now the wife of Charles H. Adams 
of Chicago. 

20 Pruyn Family — American Branch. [Jan., 


Robert Strain, of Albany, b. November 30, 1832, son of Joseph Strain 
and Elizabeth White; m. April 12, i860, (191) Agnes Pruyn, b. July 6, 
1839, dau. of (106) Samuel Pruyn and Mary Putnam, his second wife. 

Mr. Strain was educated at the famous Albany Academy and afterward 
studied law in the office of John A. Young, but finally chose a mercantile 
career. He is the senior partner of the firm of Strain & Reynolds, oil 
merchants of Albany, and the ruling elder of the Third Presbyterian Church 
of Albany, of whose Sunday-school he was at one time superintendent. 
Although an active citizen he is in no sense a politician, but is always ready 
to do what he can in the interest of civil and religious progress. 

[Joseph Strain, the father of Robert Strain, "was born in County 
Armagh, Ireland, April 14, 1792. He became a resident of Albany in 
1812, where he lived till his death, June 21, 1863." His wife "was EUza- 
beth White, dau. of Matthew White, of Albany. She was b. December 23, 
1 796, and d. in Albany, July 25, 1869. The ancestors of both Joseph Strain 
and his wife were of Scotch descent. They were among the number of Scotch 
colonists who settled in the north of Ireland in the seventeenth century, 
under the reign of James I., on account of persecutions. Among the 
ancestors of Mr. Strain there was a Presbyterian minister in every genera- 
tion from the time of the fifteenth century till now." Joseph Strain " was 
of that inflexible principle and decision which so characterized the early 
Covenanters. He was, in every walk in life, just and true and steadfast in 
integrity. He was the soul of honor in business. As a citizen his life was 
pure and blameless, and he was an upright and uniform Christian. Thus 
in early years his son learned by this example and in later life developed 
many of the distinctive traits which characterized his father" (Extract 
from letter to the compiler),] 

Robert Strain and Agnes Pruyn have had issue — 

Elizabeth, b. January 9, 1861 ; d. January 2, 1865. 

Mary Pruyn, b. August 10, 1862. 

Robert, b. October 17, 1865 (now at Williams College). 

Agnes Pruyn, b. September 2, 1867. 

Helen Knox, born October 3, 1873, 


(192) Charles Elisha Pruyn, son of (106) Samuel Pruyn and Mary 
Putnam, was born in Albany, November 11, 1840. On his mother's side 
he was descended from the Puritan family of Putnam, which gave General 
Israel Putnam to the War of Independence. 

From his parents he inherited the qualities of integrity and patriotism 
as well as elevated religious sentiments. In 1852 he entered the venerable 
Albany Academy, and remained there four years. During this period Mr. 
George H. Cook and the Rev. William A. Miller, successively, were prin- 
cipals of the institution. Among the faculty at that time was the Hon. 
David Murray, LL.D., now the distinguished secretary of the Board of 
Regents of the University of the State of New York. Young Pruyn made 
fair progress in his studies, excelling in elocution and mathematics. He 
had hoped for a higher and more complete education, but at the early age 
of sixteen was obliged to devote himself to business, and accordingly 
entered one of the city banks as clerk. He always took a deep interest 

1884.] Priiyn Family — American Branch. 21 

in higher education, and out of ahnost the first money he earned after 
entering the armv gave $100 to Rutgers College. 

At the age of fifteen he became a member of the Middle Dutch Church 
of Albany and was successively a scholar, teacher, and officer in its Sunday- 
school. He was a young man of remarkable purity of character. 

When the news of the fall of Sumter was received, he wished to enhst 
in the Union Armv at once, but his parents and friends counselled delib- 
eration and prudence. While yielding to their wishes, it was evident that 
he chafed under the restraint. " His mother, who knew the decision 
depended mainly upon her wishes, and uho was watching him with intense 
and prayerful anxiety, at last came to the conclusion that it was her duty 
to give her consent." 

The final result was that he was commissioned as First Lieutenant, 
Company A, Ninety-sixth Regiment, N. Y. S. Volunteers, Col. Fairman, 
October 17, 1861. The regiment, which had been organized at Platts- 
burg, did not, however, go into the field until the spring of 1862, when it 
entered the Peninsular Campaign under Gen. McClellan. While in this 
regiment Mr. Pruyn was elected its adjutant and participated in the battles 
of Gainesville, Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Fair Oaks. 

While he was absent from home his fa her died, and on this account 
and for other reasons he resigned, June 17, 1862, and received his dis- 
charge. After his return to the North he was ill for a short time, but came 
to the conclusion that he had made a mistake in resigning ; and, oppor- 
tunity offering, he was commissioned on July 16, 1862, Adjutant of the 
One Hundred and Eighteenth Regiment of New York State Volunteers. 
The regiment remained in and around Washington, doing garrison duty, 
till the spring of 1863. " It is asserted by some of the officers who have 
had a good opportunity to know, that the set of regimental papers, pre- 
pared by him at this time, are the most complete and beautiful set now on 
file in the Adjutant-General's office." 

Adjutant Pruyn was acting assistant adjutant-general on Col. Wor- 
drop's staff", commanding brigade from June 20th to July 13th, and was post- 
adjutant at Gloucester Point from July 14th to August 28, 1863, when he 
received his commission as major of the regiment upon the nearly unani- 
mous vote of the line officers, many of whom waived their own claims in 
his favor. He ])articipated in the battles of Suff"olk, S uth Anna, Drury's 
Bluff", and Coal Harbor, in which latter battle he was wounded on June 5, 
1864. His wound was very painful, but in five days he insisted on rejoining 
his regiment. " On the thirteenth of June his regiment re-embarked for 
Bermuda Hundreds and was ordered to march upon and assault Peters- 
burg, On the fifteenth of June, 1864, Major Pruyn's regiment was ordered 
to make a charge on one of the most formidable works before the place. 
While preparing for the advance, the young major stood erect before his 
men, his countenance radiant with hope, and his eye flashing with enthu- 
siasm. Surveying the ranks, he uttered, in a clear and ringing voice, the 
words, 'Attention, battalion !' He was the next instant about to give the 
order ' Charge,' but before the word had escaped his lips, a shell struck him 
on the breast and exploded. He uttered a single exclamation ' Oh !' and 
instantly expired. His body was terribly mangled, and as ^his comrades 
gathered around the Hfeless remains they wept like children." 

His remains were borne to their last resting-place in the Albany Rural 
Cemetery, under the escort of his former companions, the Albany Zouave 
Cadets, on Monday, June 27, 1864. 

22 Priiyn Family — American Branch. [Jan., 

A very extended sketch of him (with portrait), from which this brief 
notice has been mostly taken, will be found in the " Heroes of Albany," 
by the Rev. Rufus W. Clark, D.D., pp. 280-317. Major Pruyn was never 

(195) Samuel S. Pruyn, of Albany, N. Y., b. December 7, 1846; son 
of (106) Samuel Pruyn and Mary Putnam, his second wife; m. January 
12, 1869, Jane Agnes Lasher, b. February 20, 1847, dau. of Elias Lasher 
and Lucretia Wessell, of Root, N. Y., and has issue — 

292. Charles Elisha, b. January i, 1S70. 

293. Samuel, b. October 10, 187 1. 

'', 196. 

WoRTHiNGTON La Grange (more properly, de la Grange), of Albany, 
was b. March 6, 1846, and was the son of Stephen McCrea de la Grange 
and Anna Johnston. His ancestors were Huguenots, who fled from 
France to the Low Countries, and came to America about 1656. His 
immediate ancestor, Omie La Grange, came from New Amsterdam (now 
New York) to Fort Orange (now Albany) in 1664. 

In his youth Mr. La Grange attended the well-known school of Prof. 
Anthony, and subsequently entered Williams College, from which he grad- 
uated in 1868 — a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Society. He was a 
member of Company A, the " crack " company of the Tenth Regiment, 
from which he was promoted to the position of aide-de-camp on the staff 
of Gen. E. A. Brown, Thirteenth Brigade, N. Y. S. N. G., subsequently 
receiving the appointment of chief-of-staff with rank of lieutenant-colonel. 
He was a member of Master's Lodge, F. & A. M. He was engaged in the 
malt business, and was a member of the Board of Trade of Albany, From 
a scholar in the Sunday-school of the Second Reformed Church, he suc- 
cessively became a teacher, and held several offices, including that of 
assistant superintendent. 

In early manhood he united with the church and at one time was a 
member of the Consistory, holding the offices of clerk of the Consistory and 
d-^acon. It is a remarkable and noteworthy fact that his ancestors were 
members of this congregation (the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany) 
since the year 1664 — his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father having 
been members of the Consistory. His father, Stephen McCrea La Grange, 
is now the senior eMer and president of the Board of Trustees of the 
Second, now know the Madison Avenue Reformed Church of Albany. 

Mr. La Grange:- > ■* for some years been in delicate health and had 
sought relief at vari^s„,,aealth resorts, but to no purpose. Aimable in dis- 
position, a devoted friend, husband, and father, an affectionate son, he has 
left as a lasting memorial, a pure and noble character. He died in Albany, 
August 5, 1883. 

(The above notice has been copied largely from an article in the Albany 
.<4r^«j- of August 6, 1883.) 

Mr. La Grange m., April 27, 1871, (196) Mary Esther Pruyn, b. January 
28, 1849, dau. of (106) Sanmel Pruyn and Mary Putnam, his second wife, 
and had issue — 

Anna, b. August 11, 1873. 

[To be continued.] 

j..] Records of the Refor7ned Dutch Chnrch in New York. 


CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XIV., page iSo, of The Record.) 


Davidt Cosaer, Stynt- Jacob, 
je Joris. 

Otto Van Thuyl, Anna. 

Grietie Dircks. 
Thefinis de Key, He- Helena. 

lena Van Brugh. 

Barent Kool, Margre- Maria, 
ta Obe. 

Johannes Bant, Wil- Johannes, 
myntie PhiHps. 

Jacobus Hassing, Bernardus. 

Amniarentia Van 

Cosyn Geriits, Ca- Jan. 

tharinaVan Giinst. 
Thomas Toiuneur, Thomas, 

Maria Oblinus. 
Joseph Smitli, Afar- Matheus. 

grieta Corse. 

Anderies ten Broek, Henderick, 
Lvntie Splinters. 

Pieter Burger, Catha- Anna. 

rina Daniels. 
Johannes Herden- Gerardus. 

broek, Sara Van 

Rip Van Dam, Sara Jacob en 

Van der Spiegel. Rachel. 

Pieter Bant, 

Mercy Elizabeth. 

Samuel Sjahaan,Neel- Belitje. 

tie Gerrits. 
Reyer Martense, Re- Marten. 

becka Van der 

Johannis Cornelisse, Meltje. 

Wyntie Dyknian. 


Jan Van Hoorn, Jannetie 
Cosaer, h. v. van Ja- 
cob{is Goelet. 

Gilbert Mosis, Elizabeth 
Van Thuyl. 

Charles Van Briig, Sara 
Willet, h. V. van Jac. 
de Key. 

Cornells Viely, Margreta 
de Riemer, Wed: van 
Dom. Selyus Zal'. 

Jacob Van Deurse, Ma- 
ria Bant, h. v. van 
Christiaen Lauwerier. 

Johannis Van Gelder, 
van Jan Van Gelder. 

Jochem Coljer, Lysbeth 

Johannis Myer, Catharina 
Van Dalse. 

Theiinis Corse, Cornelia 
Van Clj'f, h. v. van 
Benj. Narred. 

Abraham Splinter, Jan- 
netie Beste, Wed. van 
Hend. ten Broek. 

Joost Eynse, Elizabeth 
Daniels, s. h. v. 

Gerret Van Laar, Anna 
Van der Heyde, h. v. 
van PoiiP Miller. 

Thomas Noel Mayer en 

syn huysvrovv, Capt. 

John Bond, Margreta 

'^" Dam, h. v. van 

' •= ; ries Alst. 

Jo. ^nnes Hooglant, 
Henderikje Van de 
Water, h. v. van An- 
thony Rutgers. 

Gerret Hollardt, Susan- 
na Sjahaan, s. h. v. 

Anderies Brestede, Anna 
Van Biirsing, s. h. v. 

Coinelis Dykman, Metje 
Cornelisse, AVed. 


Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Ne^o York. [Jan., 


Maert i. Jacobus Cornelisse, Jacobus. 

Aeltie Blom. 

dito 4. Rutgert Waldrom, Daniel. 

Debora Pell. 
dito II. Gerret Hyer, Sara Jan. 


dito. Johannes Tilburg, Jan. 

Margriet Concelje. 
dito 18. Joseph Smith, Maria Catharina. 


dito. AT an gel Janse Rol, Henderick. 

Annetje Volck. 

dito. Willeni Helhakers, Aefje. 

Tryntie Boele. 
dito. Dirk Uytenbogart, Apalonia. 

Elizabeth Eckes. 

dito 25. Obadias Winter, Sii- Anna Maria, 

sanna de Peu. 

dito 29. Jan Van der Beck, Jacob. 

Elizabeth Wodard. 

dito. Evert Pels, Grietie Rachel. 

dito. AnderiesMarschalck, Abraham. 

Elizabeth Van Gel- 

April I. Willeni Persell, Ma- Waters. 

ria Van der Meer. 

dito 5. John Woodard, Eva Lyntje. 

dito. Johannes Vreden- Maria. 

burg, Johanna de 

dito 12. Luvkas Kierstede, Benjamin. 

Rachel Kip. 
dito. Jlirian Bosch, Geeske Sara. 

Anna Bruyns. 
dito 15. Frans Wesselse, Jenneke. 

Tryntie Janse. 
dito. Pieter Cavelier, Cor- Helena. 

nelia Bosch. 


Theiinis Quick, Hester 
Daniels, h. v. van Arent 

Daniel Waldron, Anna 

Willem Hyer, Jannetie 
Bos, h. v. van Jan Pie- 
terse Bos. 

Willem West, Fytie Schot, 
s. h. V. 

Robbert Walters & Michi- 
el Hardon, Catharina 
Bedlo, h. V. Thom. 

Abraham Mesier, Jan- 
netje Van Imburg, s. 

Jacob Boele, Aefje Boele, 
h. V. van Dirk Ten Yk. 

Thomas Eckes, Apalonia 
Surts, h. v. van Jan 
Eckes, Zenior. 

Luykas Van Thienhoven, 
Alaria Kip, h. v. van 
Dirk hooglant. 

jan Woodard, Helena 
Van Brug, h. v. van 
Theunis de Kay. 

Tryntje Bensing, h. v. van 
Sampson Bensing. 

Pieter Willemse Romen, 
Ammerentia Van Gel- 

De moeder selfs heeft het 
kind gehond en ten 

Isaack Anderson & Mar- 
grita Veets. 

Isaac Vredenburg, Hes- 
ter van Vorst, h. v. van 
Isaak de Lamontagne. 

Benjamin Kip, Catharina 
Kip s. Suster. 

J^rian Wittveldt, Maria 

Isaac Brat, Dievertje 
Wessels, s. h. v. 

Pieter Bant, Maria Cave- 

* The mother held the child at its baptism. 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


Johannes Janse, Sli- 
sanna Fel. 

Johannes Jooste, Ju- 
dith Verwey. 

Daniel Paeterse 
Coerman, Maria 

Jacob Marius Graen, 
Maria Salisbury. 

Abraham Mesier, Eli- 
zabeth Van Cou- 

Casparus Blanck, An- 
genietie Post. 

Johannes Van de 
Water, Baefje Sip- 

ChristotTel Pels, Ca- 
thalina Bensing. 




Francis Vincent, Helena 



Cornells Jooste, Sara 

Jooste, s. Suster. 


Johannis Plevier, Neeltie 

Plevier, s. moeder. 


Pieter Jacobse ^^arius, 

]\raria Salusbury. 


Jacob Van Coiiwenhoven, 

Cathalina de Lano\>, h. 

V. van Abra. Kip. 


Justus Bosch, Maria Post. 


Johannes Pouwelse, Eli- 


Evert Van Hoorn, Catharina. 
Elsje Provoost. 

Benjamin Q(iakken- Elizabeth. 

bos, Claesje Web- 
Isaac Van Giesen, Claesje. 

Cornelia Henderix. 
Bastiaan Machielse, Johannis. 

Jalante de I.amon- 

Willem Hyer, Catha- Abraham. 

iina Mol. 
Lourens Thomasse, Geesje. 

Catharina Leuwis. 
Gerrit Burger, Sara Johannis. 

Encrees Power, Jacobus. 

Grie t j e Mande- 

Hyman Conink, Mar- Maria. 

retie Anderies. 
Jacob Van Deurse, Mathefis. 

Aeltje Gysbertse 

Uyten bogart. 

Johannis Hibon, Jacob. 
Geertruy Brestede. 

zabeth Van de ^V'ater. 

Rij) Van Dam, Ariaentje 
Rome, h. v. van Joris 

Willem Collonel, Catha- 
rina Provoost, h. V. van 
Davidt Provoost, Ser.i- 

Aernout Webbers, Die- 
vertje Wessels. 

Cornelis Henderix, Mar- 
grieta Henderix. 

Jan de La Montagne, 
Maria de Lamontagne, 
h. V. van Jacob Kip. 

Machiel Stevens, Dorathe 

Leendert Leuwis, Geesje 
Leuwis, s. moeder. 

Johannes de Peister, An- 
na Banker, s. h. v. 

Louwerens Janse, Aeltie 

Titje Anderies, Wed. van 

Johannes Poel. 
Dirk Uyten Bogaert, 

Tryntje Bensen. 

Jilles Provoost, Sara En- 
nes, h. V. van Barent 


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

A° 1702. 
dito 14. 

dito 21. 
21 dito. 
28 dito. 

July I. 

8 dito. 



12 dito. 




15 dito. 

19 dito. 

July 19. 

dito 22. 

dito 26. 



Jacobus Van der Spie- Jacob 
gel, Anna Sanders. en 

Robbert Bossi, Ca- Johannis. 
tharina Jansen. 

Isaac Stoutenburg, 
Nceltie Uyten Bo- 

Willem Pell, Eliza- 
beth Van Schaik. 

Abraham Ryken, 
Margrieta Buyten- 

Henderik Jansen, 
Femnietie Shiys. 

PieterRykeman, Cor- 
nelia Keteltas. 

Rebecka i 
Jaar out. 




Abraham Van Gelder, Anneke. 
Catharina Post. 

Frans Van Dyk, Fytie Nicolaas. 

Ouke Reiniers, Yda Tryntie. 

Jan Wanshaar, Sii- Abraham. 

sanna Nys. 
Jan Daly, Geertruy Jan. 

Van Romen. 

Albert Devries, Be- Dirck. 

litie Leurse. 
John Ciier, Gerretie Een doch- 

Gerrits. ter Annies. 

Claas Bogaart, Bele- Evert. 

tie Van Schaick. 

Cornelis Sebering, Maria. 

Aeltie Frederiks. 
Joseph Harton, So- Margarita. 

phia Janson. 
Stephanis Van Boek- Sytie. 

hoven, Anna 

Philip Dallie, Corne- Johannis. 

lia Van Gelder. 


Rip Van Dam, Elizabeth 
de Purees t, Anderies 
Grevenraat, Aeltie 
Santvoort, h. v. van 
Thomas Sanders. 

Jan Ekkeson Junior, He- 
lena Jansen, s. h. v. 

Jan Ekkeson Senior, 
Apalonia s. h. vroii. 

Rip Van Dam, Helena 
Van Balen, h. v. van 
Dom. Dubois. 

Thomas Pell, Aeltie Cor- 
nelis s. h. V. 

Henderik Martense, Mar- 
grieta Myers s. h. v. 

Annetie Sluys. 

Johannes Rykman, Grie- 

tie Keteltas, h. v. van 

Johannis Nys. 
Pieter Willemse Rome, 

Hester Van Gelder s. 

h. V. 
Willem Echt, Elizabeth 

Fliiyt, h. V. van Joris 

Ouke Leffertse, Barber 

Johannes Nys, Baertie 

Kip, Wediivve. 
Philip Dal}', Maria Van 

Romen, h. v. van Pie- 
ter Siinkam Jun"'. 
Carste Luerse, Senior, en 

Geertie Quick. 
Gerret Cosj-ns, Beletje 

Quick s. h. V. 
Johannis Bogaart, Claasje 

Van Schaick. 

Hans Bergen, Catharina 

Dirk Jansen, Maria Mein- 

ders s. h. v. 
Albartus Hoist, Johanna 

Van Sp)>k, h. v. van 

Evert Van Hoek, 
Nicolaes Daly, Tanneke 

Van Gelder. 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


A' 1702. 




John Fin, Aeltie Jon- 


Augustus 2. 

Albartus Van de Wa- 
ter, Petronella 



J h a n n i s V a n d e r 
Heiden, Maria 


dito 5. 

Willem Aertsen, Su- 
sanna Guiljamse. 



Pieter Simkani Jn', 
Maria Van Rom- 


dito 9. Jacob Brat t, Aeffie Jannetie. 


dito 12. Isaac Kip, Sara de Elizabeth. 

dito 16. Johon Schot, Helena John. 

dito. Barent Rei nders, Geertrdyt. 

Hester Leislaar. 

dito 25. Johannis Van Cort- Johanna. 

lant, Anna Maria 

Van Schaick. 
di^^o 30. Richard Flimminge, Anna. 

Afaria Brestede. 

dito. Johannes Elzewaart, Maria. 

Antie Pieters. 
dito. Thomas Sikkels, Jan- Sacharias. 

netie Brevoort. 

[268] Pieter Jacobsz, Re- Sara. 

Sept: 2. becca Jans. 

d° 9. Samuel Phillips, Aalt- Samuel, 

je Daam. 
d° 9. Cornelis Laii, Mar- Johannes. 

grietje Van Bosse. 
d° 9. Thomas Robberts, Johannis. 

Hrmina Groenen- 

d° 16. Claas Burger, Rebbe- Maria. 

ca Brad. 
d° 19. Willem Nazereth, Willem. 

Helena Brofiwers. 
d*" 20. Gu alt her d(x Bois, Johannes 

Helena Van Bael. Petrus. 


Thomas Lourense Pope- 
ga, Anna Chappel. 

Cornelis Clopper, Eliza- 
beth Van de Water. 

Jan Van der Beek, Anna 

Bartholomeus Vonk, 
Tryntie Van Rollegom. 

Pieter Simkam Sen', Ma- 
ria Simkam s. dochter. 

W ess el Evertsen, Jan- 
netie Claes, h. v. van 

Pieter Lakeman. 
Jan Wanshaar, Anna de 

John Cholwell, Pieter 

Craford, Anna Vincent. 
Samuel Staats, Geertruyt 

Reinders & Susanna 

Jacobus Van Cortlant, 

Anna Van Cortlant, h. 

V. van Steven Lance. 
Johannis Bon, Marrietie 

Pieters, h. v. van Jan 

Joris Elsewaart, Pieternel 

Johannis Brevoort, Maria 

Brevoort, h. v. van Jan 

Will. Romen. 
Leendert Huige de Klein, 

A n n a t j e Van den 

Wolphert Seioert, Celitje 

Egbert Eertmans, Mar- 

grietje Van Bosse. 
Jan Woeders, Engeltje 


Hermaniis Burger, An- 

netje Kros. 
Adwort Blaek, Helena 

Petrus Bayer, Isaac de 

R i e m e r, M a r i a de 


2 8 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Jan., 

A° 1702. 



d° 20. 

Francois de Fenne, 
Anna Margrita 


d° 20. 

Jacobus Van Deurse, 
Caatje Burgers. 


d° 20. 

I.eendert Lewis, Eli- 
sabeth Hardenberg. 


d° 23. 

Willem Elswart, Pie- 
ternelle Van Rom- 


d° 23. 

Simon Claasz, Trynt- 
je Gerrits. 


d 23. 

Jan Slot, JennekeAn- 


den 2 Octob. 

Isaac Braesier, Aalt- 
je Coolevelt. 



Hernianus Meier, 
Helena Post. 



Gerrit Diiyking, Ma- 


d" II. 

V d° 14. 
d° 14. 

ria Abeels. 
Gerrit Viele, Jannet- 
je Van Veurde. 

e Jan- I 
netje, ' 

•■ J 

Grietje Gillis. 


18 Octob. 


den 4 No- 

den 8 d^ 

den 8 d°. 
den 8 d°. 
den 8 d°. 

Jan Meet, 

Hendrik ten Broek, 

Try n tj e Jansz. 

Theunis Xwik, Jenneke. 

Vrouwtje Jans. 
Mar tin lis Cregier, Martiniis. 

Margrietje Van 

Johannes Narburry, Johannes. 

Agnietje Provoost. 

Jacob Blom, Maajke Margrieta 

Jansz. Bosch. 
Johannes Rykman, Nelletje. 

Catharina Kip. 
Abraham Abramsz, Andries. 

Jacomyntje Viele. 

Johannes Byvank, Evert. 
Aaltje Hooglant. 

Willem Provoost, David. 
Aafje Van Enveen. 


Nicolaas Blank, Cathari- 
na Boon. 

Gerrit Wynans, Debora 

Barent Eibon, P'rancina 

Clement Elswart, Anna 

Maria Elswart. 

Jacob Koning, Anna Van 

Johannes Vrelandt, Hyla 

Theunis Kuik, Johannes 

Van Vorst, Sara Van 

Cornelis Post, Abraham 

Van Gelder, Marytje 

Evert Ddiking, Antje 

g^ Willem Paerson, Cornelis 
5I Viele, Catharina Viele, 
•1-a Susanna Viele. 

I " 

Jacob Van Ooststram, 
Marytje Mandeviel. 

Andries ten Broek, Ma- 
rytje Jansz. Room. 

Leendert de Grauw, An- 
neke Van Vorst. 

Nicolaas Dally, Margriet- 
je Van Dalsen. 

Johannes Provoost, Hes- 
ter Lyslaar, h. v. van 
B: Rynders. 

Pieter Bosch, Elisabeth 

Abraham Kip, Tryntje 

Cornelis Viele, Andries 
Abramsz, Susanna 

Jan BjWank, Evert Bj- 
vank, Annatje Hoog- 

Davidt Provoost, Tryntje 

1S84.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 20 


' 1702. 
15 d°. 






















den 4 De- 

d° 6d. 

den 6 d°. 


Jan Van Hoorn, Ca- Catharina. 

tharina Meyers. 
Harmen J orisz, Joris. 

Neeltje Staats. 
Jacobus Goelet, Jan- Lea. 

netje Cosaar. 
Adriaan Man, Hes- Geertje. 

ter Bordina:. 
•^Pieter de Milt, Ma- Antony. 

ria Van d' Heul. 

Daniel Berkels, Lys- Elisabeth. 

betje Gerrits. 
Joost Lynze, Elisa- Daniel. 

beth Daniels. 
Johannes Vreelandt, Maria. 

Marytje Cregiers. 

- Johannes Van Gel- David, 
der, Aafje Roos, 
Will em Rosebooni. Elisabeth. 

Jan Denipfort, Re- Aafje. 
beca Waldron. 


9 d°. 


9 d". 


13 d°. 


16 d°. 


16 d°. 




20 d°. 




25 d°. 


27 d°. 

Petr6s Bayart, Ra- 
chel Van Bael. 
Karel Tucker, Anna 

Isaacq de ]\lil, Sara 

Cornelis Fielie, Ca- 

thar}'na Bogardes. 
Thomas E c k k e s e, 

Elisabeth Slinger- 

Joris Elsewaert, Ari- 

aentie Jans. 
Jores Walgraef, Su 

sanna Woeder. 
John Careny, Maritie 

Van Benthuyse. 
Anthony Rutgers, 

Henderikje Van de 

Dirck de Groov, Ari- 

aentie Kierstede. 
Isaacq de Lamon- 

tagne, Hester Van 






Gualtherus du Bois, Elsje 

Joris Jacobsz, Annetje 

Evert Van Hoek, Styntje 

Tryntje Tienhooven. 

Isaak de Mill, Johannes 

Van d' Heiil, Anna de 

Cornelia Laa, Coenradus 

Leendert Huige de Klein, 

Catharina Kip. 
Andries Meyer, Maria de 


Andries Marschalk, Em- 
merentja Van Gelder. 

I>aurens Heddens, Anna 
Van Vorst. 

Willem 'AValdron Senior, 
Willem Waldron Juni- 
or, H\-tie Forkert, Sara 

Hendrik Van Bael, He- 
lena Rombouts. 

Jacob Mariurs Groen, 
Marytje Groen. 

Cornelis Jooste, Cornelia 

Gerrit Fielie, Jacemyntie 

Anthony Riithgers, Ca- 
tharyna Rutgers. 

Stoffel Elsewaert, Maritie 

Math\'s Boekholt, Elsie 

Jan Harperdinck, Mayke 

Harmanes Rtitgers, Ca- 
tharyna Rutgers. 

Corneles Kierstede, 
Tryntie Kookers. 

Finsent de Lamontagne, 
Johannes Vredenburg, 
Janna de Lamontagne. 


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

A' 1703. 
January i. 

5 dito. 

5 dito. 

5 dito. 

January 6. 

6 dito. 











18 dito. 














bruary 3, 



Feb: 10. 


Huybert Van den Berg, 
Margrieta Douwe. 

Abraham Bradjor, Susan- 
na Schriek. 

Willem Elsevvaerdt, Ca- 
telyn Bensen. 

Jan Peek, E 1 y s a b e t h 

Barent Pieterse Bos, Jan- 
netie Bos. 


Jochem Koljer, Ma- Jan. 

ria Van Gunst. 
Joris Reyerse, Antie Jores. 

Johannes Lange- Johannis. 

straet, Antie Pels. 
Gerret Lansen, Ka- Susanna. 

tharyna Gelyn. 
Johannis Herden- Janneke. 

broek, A n n e k e 

Nicaesie de Lanion- Samuel ge- Jan de Lamontagne, Ni- 

tagne, Styntie Ro- boren den colaes Rosevelt, Elsie 

sevelt. 2 Juny Rosevelt. 

Nicaesie de Lamon- Jesse, geboo- Jan de I>aniontagne, Ni- 

tagne, Styntie Ro- ren den colaes Rosevelt, Elsie 

sevelt. 21 No- Rosevelt, A n n a t i a 

V e m b . Montarye. 
Isaacq Bratt, Diever- Calharina. 

tie VVessels. 
Pieter I^nt, Martha Marvtie. 


Thomas Kiluian, An- Annatie. 

natie Wyt. 
Frederik Blom, Antie Antie. 

Frans Candle, Mari- Frans. 

tie Brestede. 
Jan Herris, Jannetie Elisabeth. 

H e n d e r i k Meyer, Johannis. 

Wyntie Rhee. 
Elyas de Hart, Ca- Symon. 

thalyna leaning. 
Pieter Chaiqneau, Maria. 

Aeltie Smith. 
Wander Diedericks, Cornelis. 

Aeltie Gerrets. 

Machiel Basset, He- Annatie. 

lena Basset. 
Machiel Janse, Mari- Jan. 

tie Jans. 
Leendert de Graw, Rachel. 

Gerretie Quick. 
Jan Parmyter, Susan- Parocullis. 

na Peuw. 
D e n y s Woertman, Maretie. 

Margrietie Beek- 


Frans Wesselse, Tryntie 

Thomas Kilman, Annatie 


Pieter Bant, Catharina 

Arent Blom, Elvsabeth 

Johannis Hibon, Ariaen- 

tie de Grad, 
Pieter Lakeman, Mara- 

greta Selynes. 
Johannes Myer, Cathary- 

na Potters. 
Gysbert de Hart, Tryntie 

'de Hart. 
Justus Bosch, Anna 

Johannes G e r r e t s e, 

Klaertie Post, 
Thomas F>vens, Jannetie 

Jacobus B e r r i e, Elysa- 

betli I^uykas. 
Theunis Quick, Janneke 

de Kay. 
Cornelis Fiely, Catharyna 

Abraham Messelaer, 

Harmpje Woertman. 

1884.] Records of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches. 31 

1756 TO . 

(Continued from Vol. XIV., p. 172, of The Record.) 

The following is a transcript of a portion of a MS. volume entitled 
"Record of Marriages from 1793 & Record of Preaching from 1795, by 
Samuel Miller." The portion here transcribed covers the period of Dr. 
Miller's Pastorate in the F'irst Presbyterian Church of New York City. 
The volume is now in possession of his son, Rev. Dr. Samuel Miller, of 
Mt. Holly, N. J. 

1793- (^) 

Sept'' 7. John Swartout to Mary Smith. 
Dec' 8. John Tiebout to Margaret Todd. 
Dec' 12. Peter Van Der Hoef to Ann Coe. 


Jan^ 23. William Wheaton to Sarah Norwood. 
Feb'' 19. William Wyche to Louisa Bates. 
May 31. Reuben Root to Hannah George- 
June 15. Lewis Smith to Mary North. 
June 25. Nathan Crane to Mary Smith. 
Aug' 10. John Allger to Elizabeth Dubois. 
Aug' 20. George Campbell to Janett Hay. 
Sepf 6. William Werts to Abigail McGee. 
Oct' 30. William Wilson to Phebe Mills. 
Nov' I. Benjamin Shaw to Charity Smith. 
Dec' I. James Davenport to Hannah Brantingham. 

1795- (2) 

April 29. Robert Mott to Lydia Stansbury. 
May 3. Elisha King to Mary Webb. 
May 5. George Upright to Catherine Greenwall. 

May II. Joseph Snow to Jane Brazel. 

May 22. Alexander Black to Jane Isan. 
June 8. John Scott to Elizabeth McFaddin. 

June 25. Donald N. McI>eod to Mary van Derwater. 

Aug' 10. James McKnight to Ann Decatur. 
Sept' 5. John A. Chapman to Sarah Leland. 
Sept' 6. Charles Handasyde to Lydia Munson. 
Oct' I. Robert McGowan to Margaret Sherman. 

Oct' 7. Thomas Dempster to Helen Dodds. 

Nov' 19. Tunis Van Pelt to Lucretia McDonald. 

Nov' 21. John Jones to Sarah Maurice. 

Nov 22. Abraham Crook to Sarah Parsons. 

Novr 23. Samuel Smith to Mary McKnight, 

Nov' 24. Joseph Conkling, Jun'., to Eliza. Dawson. 

Nov' 29. Jacob Forsythe to Lucretia Devebber. (3) 

Dec' 12. John Stilhvell to Ann Gumming. 

Dec' 12. David Gibson to Lydia Chamberlain. 


Records of the First and Secofid Presbyterian 








































1 7. Yalles Hopper to Amy Van Tassell. 

17. George Buckmaster to Eleanor Whitefield. 


27. Patrick Stewart to Mary Ann Rae. 
6. Alexander Hutchison to Elizabeth Hutchinson. 
27. Isaac Ross Winans to Eliza Kip. 

10. Peter Goynard to Susannah Richards. 
23. James Pendergast to Mary Burjeau, 

11. John Hunt to Adah Morris. 

22. Israel Currie to Keziah Nuttman. 
29. Abraham Van Alstyne to Margaret Hill. 
3. Henry Baslow to Mary Garrick. 
II. David A. Mead to Ann Hays. 
22. Thomas Loutit to Catharine McKenzie. 
25. Thomas Fairchild to Raciiel Kingsland, 


I 7. Joseph Ogden to Mehitabel Smith. 
9. Michael Warren Frazer to Elizabeth Springer. 

11. Peter Havves to Nancy Post. 

14. Ephraim Bailey to Mary Greaves. 

16. Joseph Labrey to Margaret Read. 

18. Samuel Watson to Maria Murphy. 

27. Nebringson Grenard to Mary Frazer. 
9. Robert Newson to Jane Dolbeer. 

15. John McMillan to Mary McVicker. 

14. Lewis Ferdinand Van Loewenstein to Ann Marie Tribie. 

17. John Randall to Sarah Larzelere. 
7. John Boggs to Jane Cummings. 

28. John Cunningham to Mary Walker. (5) 

19. Isaac Whitney to Elizabeth Price. 
19. Samuel Clark to Dorothy Miller. 

21. Thomas Black to Rebecca Jones. 
26. Enos Thompson to Abigail Andress. 

3. Isaac Emmons to Mary Smith. 

3. Thomas Chrystie to Margaret Kennedy. 

24. Oliver Smith to Martha Hemmer. 

22. William Johnston to Catharine Hardenbrook. 
7. Thomas Ward to Mary Leishman. 

22. Benjamin EUstone to Nancy Lane. 
6. Jacob Smith to Hannah McChesney. 

12. Alexander McCarter to Elizabeth Kennedy. 

26. Abraham Wheeler to Elizabeth Dunn. (6) 

3. Richard Morris to Mary Ford. 

9. James Badgely to Elizabeth Titus. 
12. George Thomas Wright to Margaret Lemmon. 

29. Nicholas Van Antwerp to Anna Munson. 

16. Job Wade to Lydia Store). 

21. Scipio Piatt to Flora Blackney (Black People). 


Churches of the City of N'ew York. 


































































































31. Herman Johnson, Jun'., to Sarah Place. 
22. John Fiatt to Rosetta Newman. 

Henry Pilson to Sarah Kateley. 

William Carson to Catharine Dougherty. 

Isaiah Welmot to Rachel Mcintosh. 

William H. Cook to Fanny Burr. 

Clement Miner to Jane Long. 

Abraham Hazzard to Maria Webb. 

Vulcart Van Husen to Mary Evans. 

Lewis Gordon to Sarah Baker. 


Robert Blush to Elizabeth Brown. 
John Hall to Hagar Rankins (Black People). 
Peter Jarvis to Charity Sherrard. 
John Gordon to Sarah Corrington. 
Thomas Gaston to Elizabeth Ludlow. 
John Whitlock to Catherine Morrell. 
John Millan to Jane Hosack. 
William Cone to Phebe Smith. 
Thomas G. Hackett to Ann Keteltas. 
William L. Vandervoort to Margaret Bruce. 
Robert Speir to Maria Wood. 
John Adams, Jun'., to Elizabeth Dunham. 
Israel Seaman to Jane Sieman. 
Gurdon Mainwaring to Ann Adams. 
Cornelius Myer to Phebe Hutchings. 
John Dougherty to Mary Springer. 
Wendell Mace to Mary Duffie. 
Thomas Cooper to Joanna Upton. 
Robert Alexander to Ann Dunn Ayres. 
Philip B. Sands to Elizabeth Brinckley. 
Stephen Baker to Martha Fowler. 
Robert Eastburn to Mary Lackey. 
Ebenezer Sammis to Ruth Wheeler. 
John Sinclair to Sarah Smith. 


William Harrison to Catherine Van Alstyne. 
Nathaniel Bloodgood to Harriet Seymour. 
Benjamin Tucker to Jane Davis. 
George Brown to Prudence Ketchum. 
Charles L. Lewis to Nancy Rowe (Black People). 
Michael Harris to Rebecca Cahoon. 
John Barnard to Ann Bartlett. 
George Whitefield to Barbary Buckmaster. 
Jacob Mills to Waitstill Hatch. 
Joseph Starry to Elizabeth McKinney. 
20. Joseph Bates to Jane Compton. 

Richard Burchan to Catharine Ward. 
John Morris to Priscilla Ford. 
Simeon Skilling to Amelia Conkling. 




-^A A List of Early Immigrants to Ne7v Netherland. [Jan., 


Alphabetically Arranged, with Additions and Correc- 
tions, FROM Manuscripts of the late 
Teunis G. Bergen, 

Communicated by Van Brunt Bergen, of Bay Ridge, N. Y. 

(Continued from Vol. XIV., p. 19c, of The Record.) 

Note. — The numbers on the left of the page refer to the list of ships as printed in 
VqI. XIV., p. 190. 


39 Jansen, Claes, from Amsterdam, wife and 3 children, ag. 15, 12, 6, 
Sept., 1663. 

14 Jansen, Claes, from Parmerend, wheelwright, wife, servant, and child, 

April, 1659. 

31 Jansen, Dirck, from Bommelderweert, and 2 children. May 24, 1662. 

22 Jansen, Dirck, from Bytwelt, soldier, April 15, 1660. 

35 Jansen, Elias, from Fiel, Mar. 30, 1663. 

39 Jansen, Grietien, from VVeldorp, Sept., 1663. 

18 Jansen, Hendrick, from Amersfoort, wife and 4 children. Mar. 9, 1660. 

16 Jansen, Hendrick, from Wagening, Dec, 1659. 

34 Jansen, Hendrick, painter. Mar., 1663. 

21 Jansen, Jacob, from Mulleni, soldier, Mar. 9, 1660. 

31 Jansen, Jacob, of New Netherlands, farmer, May 24, 1662, 

16 Jansen, Jacob, from Amersfoort, Dec, 1659. 

6 Jansen, Jan, house carpenter, wife and 5 children, Maria, Magdalena, 
Arien, Sophia, Christina, May, 1658. 
42 Jansen, Jan, from Amsterdam, Jan. 20, 1664. 
21 Jansen, Jan, from Dimker, soldier. Mar. 9, 1660. 
39 Jansen, Jan, from Norway, and wife, Sept., 1663. 
39 Jansen, Jan Jun., wife and child, ag. 2^, Sept., 1663. 
34 Jansen, Jeremias, from Westerhoot, Mar., 1663. 

11 Jansen, Joris, from Hoorn, house carpenter, June, 1658. 

32 Jansen, Jouriaen, from Holsteyn, Sept. 2, 1662. 

17 Jansen, Maritje, maiden. Mar., 1660. 

12 Jansen, Nettert, from Embden, Feb., 1659. 

34 Jansen, Peter, from Amersfoort, and 4 children, ag. 19, 16, 7, 3, Mar., 

29 Jansen, Peter, from Amsterdam, farmer, Jan. 28, 1662. 
20 Jansen, Peter, from Drenthe, shoemaker, wife and 4 children, April 

15, 1660. 
34 Jansen, Theunis, from the country of Luyck, wife and 6 children, ag. 

18, 16, 14, 9, 7, 2, Mar., 1663. 
34 Jansen, Thys, from the country of Luyck, and 4 children, ag. 17, 15, 

13, II (his wife died on passage), Mar., 1663. 

15 Jansen, Thys, from the Gooy, farmer, April, 1659. 

16 Jansen, Tys, from Amersfoort, Dec, 1659. 
a Jansen, Volckert, 1638. 

1884.J A List of Eai-ly Immigrants to New Netherhuid. •5 c 

15 Jansen, Willem; from Rotterdam, fisherman, wife, sucking child, and 

maid servant, April, 1659. 
20 Janss, Albert, from Drenthe, April 15, 1660. 

2 Janssen, Arent, house carpenter, wife and daughter, April, 1657. 

b Janssen, Hans, 1640. 
12 Janssen, Lawrens, from VVormer, Feb., 1659. 

b Janssen, Swaen, 1654. 

35 Jaspers, Grietje, from Fiel, maiden, Mar. 30, 1663. 
44 Jeppes, Jentje, wife and 3 children, April 17, 1664. 
26 Jochems, Hendrickje, May 9, 1661. 

26 Jochems, Geertje, May 9, 1661. 

12 Jochems, Geertruy, from Hamburgh, wife of Claes Claessen, from Amers- 

foort, and 2 children, Feb., 1659. 
39 Johannis, Foppe, servant of Schout Olferts, Sept., 1663. 

39 Johannis, Minne, wife and 4 children, ag. 8, 8, 6, i, together with his 

wife's sister and his servant, Sept., 1663. 
32 Joosten, Jan, from Tielderweert, wife and 5 children, ag. 15, 12, 9, 6, 
2i-, Sept. 2, 1662. 
a Joris, Burger, 1637. 
2y(i Journai, Moillart, from Walslant, April 16, 1663. 

b Juriaense, Barent, 1658. 
41 Juriaensen, Jannecken, from Grevckeur, Jan. 20, 1664. 


b Kamminga, Hendrick Janse, 1679. 
b Kat, Claes Cornelissen, 1662. 
20 Keirs, Jan, from Drenthe, and wife, April 15, 1660. 

22 Kemmes, Brant, from Dockum, soldier, April 15, 1660, 
a Kenningh, Tomas, 1646. 

36 Kerve, Jacob, from Leyden, and wife, April 16, 1663. 
b Kiersen, Jan, 1649. 

b Klock, Pelgrom, 1656, 

10 Kock, Jan Gillessen, from Utrecht, wife and 3 children, Dec, 1656. 

23 Kockuyt, Joost, from Bruges, soldier, April 27, 1660. 
b Kockuyt, Joost, 1660. 

b Koeck, Laurens, 1661. 

20 Koorts, Steven, from Drenthe, wife and 7 children, April 15, 1660. 
Koerten, see Coerten. 
a Korn, Nicolaus, 1642. 
a Koyemans, Barent Pieterse, 1636. 
2 Kraey, Teunis, from Venlo, wife, 4 children, and 2 servants, April, 

32 Kraffort, David, mason, wife and child, Sept. 2, 1662. 
a Krol, Bastiaen Jansen, 1630. 

24 Krypel, Anthony, from Artois, farmer, and wife, April 27, 1660. 

40 Kume, Ariaen Peters, from Flissingen, Oct., 1663. 
b Kume, Adriaen, 1660. 


a Labbadie, Jan., 1634. 
b La Febre, Isaack, 1683. 

26 A List of Early Immigrants to New Neiherland. [Jan., 

b La Forge, Aclriaen, 1672. 
b I.amberse, Thomas, 165 1. 
34 I.ammerts, Hendrick, from Amersfoort, Mar., 1663. 

34 Lammertsen, Adrian, from Tielderveen, wife and 6 children, ag. 17, 

i5> ii> 7, 5j 3. Mar., 1663. 

26 Lammertsen, Jan, from Bremen, May 9, i66t. 

16 Langelens, Philip, farmer, wife and 2 children, Dec, 1659. 
36 Laurens, Jans, from Rypen, April 16, 1663. 

35 Laurens, Maria, Mar. 30, 1663. 

39 Laurense, Jan, from New Netherland, Sept., 1663. 
a Laurenssen, Laurens, 1630. 

12 Lawrense, Jan, Noorman, and wife, Feb., 1659. 

32 Le Chaire, Jan, from Valenciennes, carpenter, Sept. 2, 1662. 
15 Leenders, Aertje, from Amsterdam, widow, April, 1659. 

a Leendertsen, Cornells, 1658. 

a Leendertsen, Willem, 1646. 
23 Lengelgraaff, Daniel, from Amsterdam, soldier, April 27, 1660. 

11 Lequie, Jan, from Paris, June, 1658. 
b Lequie, Jean, 1657. 

22 Levelin, Johannes, from Milhausen, soldier, April 15, 1660. 

23 Leysseler, Jacob, from Francfort, soldier, April 27, 1660. 
23 I^ocker, Conraet, from Nieuenburg, soldier, April 27, 1660. 

b Lott, Pieter, 1659. 
2,2^ Louhman, I^ouis, wife and 3 children, ag. 6, 4, 2, Oct., 1662. 

36 Lourens, Jan, from Schoonder Woort, wife and 2 children, ag. 7, 4, 

April 16, 1663. 
18 I-,ourens, Peter, the wife of. Mar. 9, 1660. 
32 Lourensen, Adriaen, from Loenen, carpenter, Sept. 2, 1662. 
b Loyse, Cornelis, 165 1. 
b Lubberse, Thys, 1637. 
31 Lubbertsen, Lubbert, from Meppel, farmer, wife and 4 children, ag. 

17, 13, 9, May 24, 1662. 
31 Lubbertsen, Willem, from Meppel, farmer, wife and 6 children, ag. 

19, 16, 9, 7, 4, May 24, 1662. 
35 Lucas, Dirck, Mar. 30, 1663. 

27 Luten, Walraven, from Flanders, wife and suckling. May 9, 1661. 

13 Luycas, Jan, from Oldenseel, shoemaker, wife and suckling, Feb., 


40 Luycase, Willem, from Maeslands-sluys, Oct., 1663. 
b Luyster, Pieter Cornelis, 1656. 


15 Mandeville, Gillis, April, 1659. 

22 Mannaet, Gerrit (Van Haen), soldier, April 15, 1660. 
a Mannix, Geertje, 1642. 
10 Marritje, Juriaens, Dec, 1656. 

12 Marschal, Evert, from Amsterdam, glasier, wife and daughter, Feb., 

12 Marschal, Nicholas Gillissen, Feb., 1659. 
20 Martensen, Arent, from Gelderland (in the service of Roeloff Swart- 

wout), April 15, 1660. 

1884.] A List of Early Imtnigranis to New Netherland. ^7 

34 Martensen, Peter, from Ditmarsum, and child, ag. 7, Mar., 1663, 
32 Martin, Piere, from Walslant, Sept. 2, 1662. 

22 Mattens, Peter, from Laeren, soldier, April 15, 1660. 
36 Matthysen, Peter, from Limborgh, April 16, 1663. 

a Megapolensis, Dominie Johannes Jr., 1642. 
39 Megelio, Hessel, from Friesland, Sept., 1663. 
44 Mellis, Claes, from Great Schermer, wife, 2 children, and servant, 

April 17, 1664. 
16 Melyn, Cornelis, and 2 sons, Dec, 1659. 
-^2, Merlitt, Gideon, wife and 4 children, ag. 15, 8, 6, 4, Oct., 1662. 

b Messcher, Adam Machielse, 1647. 
36 Mesurole, Jean, from Picardy, wife and sucking child, April 16, 1663. 

23 Mettermans, Paulus, from Louren, soldier, April 27, 1660. 

12 Meynderts, Egbert, from Amsterdam, wife, child, and servant, Feb., 

12 Meynderts, Jan, from Joeren, farmer, and wife, Feb., 1659. 
a Meynten, Willem, 1638. 
14 Michielsen, Cornelis, from Medemblick, April, 1659. 

26 Middagh, Aert Teunissen, May 9, i66r. 
b Middagh, Jan Aertsen, 1659. 

b Miseroll, Jean Jun, 1667. 

27 Mol, Dirck, Afay 9, i66r. 

20 Mol, Jan Jansen, April 15, 1660. 
14 Monier, Jacques, Frenchman, farmer, Ajiril, 1659. 
14 Monier, Pierre, Frenchman, farmer, April, 1659. 
16 Moors, Maria, from Arnhem, maiden, Dec, 1659. 


19 Niesen, Cornelis, the wife of. Mar., 1660. 

36 Niu, Pierre, from Pays de Vaud, sister, wife, and sucking child, April 

16, 1663. 
21 Norman, Andries, from Steenwyck, soldier. Mar. 9, 1660. 

a Nostrandt, Jacob Jansen, 1638. 

a Nyssen, Wolf, 1646. 


39 Olferts, Schout, from Friesland, wife and child, ag. 2\, Sept., 1663. 

a Oosterum, Gerrit Willems, 1631. 
31 Ooencamp, Casper, servant of Abel Hardenbroeck, Afay 24, 1662. 

b Palmentier, Michiel, 1664. 

b Para, Pieter, 1659. 
36 Parmentie, Pierre, from Pays de Vaud, wife and son, ag. 9, April 16, 

27 Paulessen, Gommert, from Antwerp, May 9, 166 1. 
2,Z Paulus, Claus, from Ditmarsen, and wife, Oct., 1662. 

^8 A List of Early Immigrants to New Netherland. [Jan., 

2 2 Peters, Peter, from Amsterdam, cadet, with his wife and 3 children, 

April 15, 1660. 
15 Petersen, Albert, mason, April, 1659. 
35 Petersen, Andrees, from Fiel, Mar. 30, 1663. 
22 Petersen, Claes, from Detmarsen, cadet, April 15, 1660. 
26 Petersen, Evert, the son of, Consoler of the sick. May 9, 1661. 
15 Petersen, Gerrit, April, 1659. 

22 Petersen, Jan, from Detmarsen, soldier, April 15, 1660. 
31 Petersen, Jan, from Deventer, tailor, wife and 3 children, ag. 9, 6, 4, 

May 24, 1662. 
21 Petersen, Marcus, from Steenwyck, soldier, Mar. 9, 1660. 

15 Petersen, Peter, alias Para, from Picardy, wife and daughter, April, 


29 Petersen, Siewert, from Hoesem, maltster, Jan. 28, 1662. 

16 Petersen, Willem, from Amersfoort, Dec, 1659. 
6 Pieters, Tryntje, maiden, May, 1658. 

b Pieterse, Lefferd, 1660. 

30 Pietersen, Reynier, from Idemland, farmer, May 24, 1662. 
a Pietersen, Wybrant, 1638. 

a Planck, Jacob Albertzen, 1634. 

II Pies, Michiel, from Holstein, wife and 3 children, June, 1658. 
37 Pont, Vieu, from Normandy, June 27, 1663. 

a Poog, Johan, 1639. 

a Pos, Simon Dircksen, 1630. 

3 Pouuelson, Claes, from Detmarsum, mason, Dec, 1657. 

21 Princen, Matthys, from Waltneel, soldier, Mar. 9, 1660. 
b Probasco, Christofifel, 1654. 

22 Pronck, Johan, from Bonn above Ceulen, soldier, a smith, and baker, 

April 15, 1660. 
16 Pynacker, Joost Adriaensen, from Delft, Dec, 1559. 


17 Reinders, Wiggert, from the Grouw, farmer, Mar , 1660. 
14 Reneau, Jacques, Frenchman, farmer, April, 1659. 
-^(^ Renare, Martin, from Picardy, wife and child, April 16, 1663. 
2)(i Richarvie, Pierre, from Parys, April 16, 1663. 

b Ridder, Parent Joosten, 1652. 
23 Riet, Jan, soldier, April 27, 1660. 
12 Roelofs, Sophia, Feb., 1659. 
40 Roelofs, Boel, from Friesland, Oct., 1663. 
12 Roelofs, Matthys, from Denmark, wife and child, Feb., 1659. 
12 Roelofsen, Boele, joncker, wife, 3 children, wife's sister, and a boy, 

Feb., 1659. 
27 Roelofsen, Jacob, May 9, 1661. 
27 Roelofsen, Jan, May 6, 1661. 
39 Roelofsen, Jan, from Norway, Sept., 1663. 

b Ronieyn, Stoffel Janse, 1653. 
35 Rosens, Clement, Mar. 30, 1663. 

a Rutgersen, Ryckert, 1636. 
14 Riiytenbeeck, Annetje, maiden, April, 1659. 

1 884. J A List of Early hnmigrants to New Netherland. * 39 

a Ruyter, Claes Jansen, 1638. 

b Ryerse, Adriaen, 1646. 

Ryersen, Jan, 1637. 


32 Saboriski, Albert, from Prussia, Sept. 2, 1662. 

27 Samsons, Geerlje, from )Veesp, May 9, 1661. 

27 Santvoort, Jacob Abrahamsen, May 9, t66i. 
36 Sardingh, Hans Jacob, April 16, 1663. 

14 Savariau, Matthieu, Frenchman, farmer, April, 16.S9. 
17 Schaets, Cornelis Davitsen, wheelwright, Mar., 1660. 

b Scharnp, Pieter, 1672. 

b Schenck, Jan Marteuse, 1650. 

b Schenck, Roeloff Marteuse, 1650. 

a Scherinerhorn, Jacob Jansen, 1645. 

35 Schiltman, Dirck, from Tiel, Mar. 30, '1663. 

32 Scholts, Symon, from Prussia, Sept. 2, 1662. 

35 Schot, Willem, Mar. 30, 1663. 

a Scuth, Jan Willemsen, 1646. 

b Seen, Cornelis Jansse, 1660. 

Ty2^ Setshoorn, Abelis, Oct., 1662. 

28 Slecht, Parent Cornelissen, Nov., 166 1. 
b Sleght, Hendrick, 1652. 

b Smack, Hendrick Mathysse, 1654. 

30 Smet, Stoffel, from Keurle, farmer, May 24, 1662. 
2 Smetdes, Joliannis, April, 1657. 

II Smith, Dirck, ensign, wife of, and a sucking child, June, 1658, 

34 Smith, Edward, from Leyden, Mar., 1663. 

a Smith, I.ucas, 1642. 

4 Snedick, Jan, wife and 2 children, Dec, 1657. 

20 Souvanich, Jan, from Byle in Drenthe, April 15, 1660. 

31 Spiegelaer, Jan, and wife. May 24, 1662. 
b Spiegelaer, Jan, 1662. 

a Spierinck, Cornelis, 1639. 

a Spierinck, Jacques, 1630. 

45 Spiers, Hendrick Jansen, wife and 2 children, Dec. 23, 1661. 

a Staes, Abraham, 1642. 

15 Steenhuysen, Englebrecht, from Soest, tailor, April, 1659. 

21 Steffen, Johan, from Herborn, soldier. Mar. 9, 1660. 

16 Stepfer, Harmen, from the Duchy of Cleef, Dec, 1659. 
16 Sterrevelt, Adriaen Huybertsen, farmer, Dec, 1659. 

a Steveniersen, Arent, 1636. 

a Stevensen, Abraham, 1637. 

7 Stevenson, Jacob, cooper, and wife, Aug. 3, 1654. 

20 Stintham, Peter, from Nimwegen, tailor, April 15, 1660. 

2 Stoeff, Hertwich, April, 1657. 

b Stoffelse, Dirck, 1657. 

b Stoffelse, Gerrit, 165 1. 

II Stofifelsen, Machteld, widow, June, 1658. 

a Stoffelsen, Ryer, 1639. 

a Stol, Jacob Jansen, 1630. 

40 A List of Early Immigrants to New Netherlajid. [Jan., 

13 Stolten, Marten Warnarts, from Swoll, Feb., 1659. 

h Stoothoof, Elbert Elbertse, 1637. 
32 Storm, Dirck, from the Maiery of Bosh, wife and 3 children, ag. 6, 2, 
i:^, Sept. 2, 1662. 

b Strycker, Jacob, 165 1. 

b Strycker, Jan, 1652. 

b Stryker, Gerrit Janse, 1652. 

4 Sudeich, Claes, Dec, 1657. 

b Suydan, Hendrick Rijcken, 1663. 
20 Swartvvoiit, RoelofT, farmer (on his return to N. Netherland, his former 

residence), April 15, 1660. 
22 Swetermik, Hendrich, from Osenburg, soldier, April 15, 1660. 
32 Symonsen, Willem, from Amsterdam, Sept. 2, 1662. 



41 Tack, Evert, from the Barony of Breda, Jan. 20, 1664. 

44 Taelman, Jan, April 17, 1664. 

32 Ten Houte, Souverain, baker, Sept. 2, 1662. 

12 Tenuis, Magalantje, from Voorhuysen, Feb., 1659. 

41 Teunis, Sara, Jan. 20, 1664. 

27 Teunissen, Aerent, from Amsterdam, wife and 2 children. May 9, 1661. 

39 Teunissen, Cornelis, from Norway, Sept., 1663. 

a Teunissen, Claes, 1645. 

a Teunissen, Jan, 1640. 

a Teunissen, Jannitje, 1640. 

23 Teunisen, Peter, from Fleensburgh, soldier, April 27, 1660. 

45 Theunissen, Claes, from Goreum, servant and boy, Dec, 23, 1661. 
27 Theunissen, Jan, from Amsterdam, wife and 2 children. May 9, 1661. 
26 Thysen, Wouter, from Hilversom, May 9, 1661. 

b Tierckse, Thomas, 1652. 
a I'iers, Johan, 1631. 

31 Tinmer, Jan, from Gorchum, and wife, May 24, 1662. 
14 Tollenaer, Peter, from Hasselt, April, 1659. 

a Tomassen, Barent, 1630. 

a Tomassen, Cornelis, 1636. 
36 Tomassen, Juriaen, from Rypen, April 16, 1663. 
12 Toonson, Joris Jorissen, from Redfort, mason, Feb., 1659. 

b TuU, Pieter Pieterse, 1657. 

32 Tymonsen, Hendrick, from Loosdrecht, Sept. 2, 1662. 

16 Tysen, Claes, cooper, the wife of, and 2 children, Dec, 1659. 
a Tyssen, Claes, 1639. 
a Tyssen, Jan, 1630. 

24 Uslie, David, from Calais, farmer, and wife, April 27, 1660. 

[To be continued.] 


Notes and Queries. 



Davis. — Information is desired througli the columns of the Record of John Davis, 
who, with his brother Thomas, came to America from Kidderminster, Eng., resided a 
while in Lynn, Mass., from thence tiiey went to New Haven, Conn., and finally settled 
at East Hampton, L. I., about the year 1700. Did the parents of John and Thomas 
come to America with them? What were their (the parents) first or Christian names? 
Did other children come with them? If so, what were their Christian names? Did 
John marry at East Hampton. If so, whom? Did he marry more than once? Did lie 
have children ? What were their names ? A. H. D. 

Floyd Epitaphs at Set.a.uket, L. I. — The following inscriptions were copied 
August, 1S83, in the ancient burial-place of the Floyd family, situated at Setauket, in 
the town of Brookhaven, Long Island, N. Y. The enclosure contains twenty-seven 
tombstones, two of which are illegible : 

Here lies the body of 
Mrs. Margaret 


Wife of 

Col Richard Floyd 

who died 

Feb I. 1718 

in her 57th Year of her Age. 

In Memory of ELIZABETH 

wife of Collonel Richard 

Floyd, who Departed 

this Life April 10 1773 

Aged 69 Years. 

Here lies buried y^ 

Body of JoHX Floyd, 

Son of Col" Richard 

Floyd and Mrs Elizabeth 

his wife, who Departed 

this Life Aug. y 2d. 

A. D 1756 in y^' 21st 

Year of his Age. 

Mrs Elizabeth 

y« Wife of Floyd 

[broken stone] 

Sarah W. 

Wife of 

Gilbert Floyd, 

died Feb. r. 1826 

in the 52 Year 

of her age. 

Son of Gilbert & 

Sally Floyd. 

died Aug. 5. 1824 

M. 18. 

Here lies the body of 
Richard Floyd Esq'' 

late Collonell of this 

County & a Judge 

of y Court of Common 

pleas, who Dec' Feb'y 

Y 28th 1737 8 in the 

73"' Year of his Age. 

Here lyes buried y' Body 

of Margratt Floyd, daug'' 

of Col" Richard Floyd 

& Mrs. Elizabeth his wife 

who dep"' this life Nov. 

8 A. D. [stone chipped] 

In Memory of 
Ann wife of 
Col. benjamin 

Floyd, who 

Departed this 

Life May 29th 

A. D. 1773 Aged 

28 Years. 

Col. Benjamin Floyd 

died Dec. 27. 1820 

M. 80. 


Memory of 

Capt. Gilbert Floyd 

who died 

July 27th 1832 

Aged 61 Years 

6 days. 

Abraham W. Floyd 

Counsellor at Law son of 

Capt. Gilbert & Lydia 

Floyd. Died Dec 5 

1859 M. 32 Years. 


In Memory of 

Richard Floyd Esq' 

the Collonel of the 

County & Judge of 

the Courts of Common 

Pleas, who Departed 

this Life Apr' 21st 1771 

Aged 68 Years. 

Here lyes buried y'' Body 

of Ann Floyd, daug"^ 

of Col" Richard Floyd 

& Mrs. Elizabeth his wife. 

who departed this Life 

August y 14 A. D. 1756 

in y° 6th year of her 


Margaret daughter 
of Col. Benjamin 

& Mrs. Ann 
Floyd, who died 

June 1770 

In the 2d Year 

of her Age. 

Sally wife of Gilbert 

Floyd, died April 6 1822 

M. 39 y* 5 mo^ 

18 days. 

Lydia wife of Capt. 

Gilbert Floyd 

Died Jan. 30, 1864 

J^. 72 Years 7 mos. 

& 10 days. 

In Memory 


Richard Floyd 

who died 

May 9th 1803 

in the 34, year 

of his Age 


Notes and Queries. 



Relict of Richard Floyd 

died June 28, 1803 

Thomas S. Floyd 

died Sept 9. 1849 

aged 49 Years & 6 mos. 

Polly wife of Thomas S. 

Floyd, died Oct. 13 1851. 

aged 51 years & i month 

Edmond Thomas Floyd 
son of Thomas S. & Polly 

died at Sea July 18 1859 
aged 20 years 2 mo. 6 days 


daugh'' of Richard 

& Anna Floyd 

died June 1797 

M.. 7 mos. 

Margaret A wife of 

Capt. Alonzo L. Tuthill. 

& daughter of Thos. S. & 

Polly Floyd, died Feb 18 

1857 M 21 Years. 

Anna Cornell 
Died Aug 17, 1867 

Lilll\n Ellis 
Sept 4. 1S69 

Infant Children of 
William & Julia Ann Floyd. 

Julia Ann wife of 

William Floyd, died 

Dec 27 1S72 aged 

41 Years 

Hunt's Point Cemetery. By Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. — A few miles from 
Harlem, in Westchester County, is a road which leads from the town of West Farms to 
the Great Planting Neck, called by the Indians Quinnahung, upon which are many 
ancient and modern country seats. t)f these, perhaps the most ancient stands at the 
southern extremity of the Neck, on an estate which for almost two hundred years has 
been known as Hunt's Point. It passed into the hands of Thomas Hunt by his marriage 
with Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Jessup, one of the first patentees. The old mansion, 
erected in 1688, occupies a cliarming situation overlooking the East River and Flushing 
Bay, and near the mouth of the Bronx River, celebrated in song by Joseph Rodman 
Drake. The Hunt family continued to own and occupy the property until a score of 
years ago, when it passed into otiier hands. During its possession by the Hunts, a small 
tract of rising ground, comprising less than an acre, was used by them as a burial-place, 
and also by several other families living in that neighl)orhood who had intermarried with the 
Hunts. The spot would have been unknown, or at least unvisited by the writer, but for 
the circumstance of its being the burial-place of Drake, and the spot where, a few days 
after his death, his friend Fitz-Greene Halleck composed those exquisitely touching and 
tender lines, in which he mourned the early death of his chosen companion and literary 
partner. They are, and will continue to be, an enduring monument to both the poets. 

My second visit to Hunt's Point was made on a mild day near the close of November, 
1883, in company with Dr. Ellsworth Eliot, who suggested that some brief notice of the 
burial-place, with a few of its inscriptions, might be of interest. Near the gate we ob- 
served a broken stone lying on the ground, on which were these words : 

A Private Cemetery 
for the families of 

Thomas Hunt, 

Cornelius Willett, 

John Leggett. 

A few yards from the entrance, on the southern slope of the ground, is an obelisk and 
pedestal of about nine feet in height, surrounded by a substantial iron railing, with a wil- 
low clinging closely to it. On the monument is the following inscription : 


to the Memory 


Joseph R. Drake, M.D., 

who died September 21*', 1820, 

Aged 25 years. 

None knew him but to love him. 
Nor named him but to praise. 

[884-] Notes and Queries. 


Among the numerous names to be seen in this now neglected burial-place, which has 
not been used since 1S65, we observed those of Bartow, Dixon, Fleming Tallman, Tillou, 
Ward, Whitehead, and Winship, and noticed among other trees, the ailantus, wild 
cherry, locust, oak, pine, and sassafras. From some of the oldest or largest tombstones 
we took the following inscriptions : 

Here lies y' body of Here lies y« Body 

Thomas Hunt of Elizabeth Hunt, 

a^ed 73 years, wife Cap' 

Died October 29, 1770. Thomas Hunt, 

aged 57 years 
Dec'' April 27, 1729 

Here lies the Body In memory of Jane 

of Christian wife The wife of 

of Robert Hunt, Cornelius W. Van Raust 

Died Dec"" y" 12, who departed this life, 

1749, aged 41 Years May 5"' 1793 

II M" & 17 D^ Aged 30 years 5 months and i day. 

In memory of In memory of 

D. P. Morthier, Elizabeth Willeti', 

who departed this life, Daughter of 

January xg, 1S07, Cornelius & Elizabeth Willett, 

Aged 32 years. who departed this life, 

Virtue is beloved in this life, the 19"' June 1772, 

And rewarded in the life to come. aged 27 years and 3 months. 

Behold and See as you Pass By, 
As you are Now so Once was I, 
As I am Now you Soon will Be 
Prepare for Death and Follow Me. 

In memory of 
'■ Thomas Hunt, 

who departed this life, 
July 4"> 1S08, 
In the So"" year of his age. 
He possessed the cardinal virtues in an eminent degree ; 
He was temperate, brave and just. 
The solid rock shall sink beneath 
The iron hand of time, 
But virtue dwells with 

A few weeks before the date of our excursion a venerable lady from the West visited 
the cemetery and the old mansion at Hunt's Point, inspecting with warmest interest 
everything connected with the place where she had spent the happiest days of her life 
with Halleck, De Kay, Clinch, and others who frequented the spot some fifty or sixty 
years since. She did not tell her name, but mentioned that it was her last visit to a place 
hallowed by so many delightful recollections of the days of her youth, and of all that gay 
and happy circle, with members of which she sometimes scattered flowers over Drake's 
grave, she was the last survivor ! 

Potter. The Ancestor of Assistant Bishop Potter. — In an account of the 
meeting of the Huguenot Society, held November 15, 1883, in the New York Tribttne 
of November i6th, our much-respected Assistant Bishop is reported, saying : " My an- 
cestors are Quaker and I am a Puritan. Nov^^, though the Puritans were distinguished 
for an austere morality, and perhaps for a large charity, it is undeniably rather to the 
Huguenots than the Puritans that the finest manners belong; certainly they cannot be 
proud of the kind of fine manners which drove my ancestors from Massachusetts to Rhode 

Is Robert Potter, mentioned in the Rev. John Eliot's ("Apostle to the Indians") 
Records of the first church in Roxbury, Mass., the Bishop's ancestor? "1643, month 
8 day 29. Robert Potter was excomvnicate, his sins w' first in the tims of M"' Hutch- 
inson, w" divers of o'' Church w'' seduced to familesme and scizme, he was of theire side 

A A Notes oti Books. [Jan., 

& company, & so fild w*^ them as y' he departed to the Ila''^ rath'' then would forsake 
them, & being there he refused to heare the church who had lovingly sent after him : 
secondly for that he was now tossed w'** oth'^ winds of new doctrine forsakeing the Hand 
& joyning w"" Gorton and y' not only in his heresys but also in his hereticall blasphea- 
mous & rep'chfull writings and publickly owned them in Court, & maide himselfe guilty 
of all those wicked ways." 

In a foot-note to the above quotation, it is stated that " Mr. Potter came to this coun- 
try in 1634, in the ship with the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, afterwards minister of Ipswich, 
who says, that he expressed ' by the way so much honesty and godlinesse as gained my 
good opinion and affection towards him.' He was a member of the Rev. John Eliot's 
church in Roxbury. Savage says he was admitted in 1634, the same year of his arrival ; 
had a wife Isabell. He became an inhabitant of Rhode Island in 1638 ; took the oath of 
allegiance there, April 30, 1639, was one of the 'surveyors for y* highways' that year, 
and one of the twelve grantees of Warwick, R. I., in 1642-3. For his heretical opinions 
he was ordered by the Court to be confined in Rowley, Mass. Gorton, Holden, and 
others were imprisoned in Charlestown, Ipswich, Salem, Roxbury, Dorchester, and Bos- 
ton. While in prison Mr. Ward visited him, had ' free speech with him. in the open 
prison yard,' where he gave him good advice. Mr. Potter was an assistant in Rhode 
Island in 1648; commissioner, 1651, 1652 ; licensed to keep an ordinary or tavern in War- 
wick, 1655. 'He died,' says Fuller, 'in the latter part of 1661, leaving a son John 
and a daughter Deliverance, who married James son of John Greene. John died in 
1694, intestate, and his estate falling to John, Jr., he shared it with his brother William, 
as per deed of April lo, 1694.'" (The "New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register," Vol, 33, p. 62.) E. 

Van Volkenburgh Family. — We have been shown a neatly prepared manuscript 
volume giving the lineage of Mr. Philip Henry Van Volkenburgh, whose descent is traced 
from Lambert van Valckenburgh, of Albany, one of our early colonists from Holland. 
It is prefaced by a historical inquiry into the origin of the family in Europe, which adds 
greatly to its interest and value. Two maps, a chart of the lineage, and the Volken- 
burgh coat-of-arms serve for embellishments. It seems to be prepared with the usual 
fidelity of the author. Mr. Riker is quite at home in matters of Dutch pedigree, as at- 
tested by the several valuable works which he has written. pub. com. of record. 

Mathews. — Under date Boston, November 19, 18S3, the Publication Committee of 
the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, have received the follow- 
ing communication : 

Gentlemen— \ find in one of the past numbers of your periodical reference to one 
Jaines Matthews, taxpayer in 1676. A James Matthys also figures in tlie Records of the 
Reformed Dutch Church. Is anything known concerning this individual ? Was he a 
Dutchman or an Englishman? If you or any of your readers could answer these queries 
or insert them in the RECORD, you would confer a favor upon yours very truly, 

62 Devonshire Street. 


Miscellanea Marescalliana, being Genealogical Notes on the Surname of Mar- 
shall. Collected by George William Marshall, LL.D. Volume I. To all 
Marshalls all over the world I bequeath this work gratis. 8vo, pp. 32S, appendix, 
pp. 44, indices, pp. 56. 

This work, in two parts, is without date or place of publication. Fifty copies only 
vi'ere printed for private distribution. It is the result, in greater part, of Dr. Marshall's 
])eisonal labors, during the last twenty years, in making researches into the genealogy of 
his own family. In doing this, and from the ficilitief afforded by his position as editor 
of the Genealogist, he naturally accumulated a considerable quantity of notes relative to 
other persons bearing the same common surname. He says in his brief preface, "' I offer 
these memoranda to tliose of my name, neither as a model of accuracy nor as a family 
history, but as a ronghindex to the sources of genealogical information they ought to 
consult if desirous of tracing the history of their ancestors. Unless some notes of this 

1884.] Notes on Books. ac 

kind are made of those in whose genealogy we are led by circumstances to take an inter- 
est, it may well be said (I quote from Martial) that, like their times, they also — pereunt 
et imputantur." These Miscelhutea which Dr. Marshall, in the spirit of a true genealo- 
gist, lias thus given to the family at large, cons-ist of excerpts from parish registers, mar- 
riages, notes of wills, etc., etc., from all available sources in Great Britain, and form a 
most invaluable fund of reference for all enquirers of the name. H. R. s. 

Pollock Genealogy. A Biographical Sketch of Oliver Pollock, Esq., of Carlisle, 
Pennsylvania, United States Commercial Agent at New Orleans and Havana. 1776- 
1784. With Genealogical Notes of his Descendants. Also Genealogical Sketches 
of other Pollock Families settled iti Peuusylvania. By Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden. 
Harrisburg, Pa.: Lane S. Hart, Printer and Binder. 1883. Price, $1.50. Svo, 
pp. 58. 

This is another of those interesting and exceedingly well-executed genealogical brochures 
Mr. Hayden is of late issuing from his workshop. The Pennsylvania Pollocks are all of 
Scotch-Irish descent, tracing to Petrus, son of Hulbert, who lived in the time of Malcolm 
IV., and died 1695, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, a man of mark. James and Oliver 
Pollock emigrated to America from Ireland before 1760 — the former settling in East 
Pennsboro, Cumberland Co., and the latter (b. 1737) at Carlisle, Pa. His biography 
and the genealogies and personal histories of his descendants is very pleasant reading. 
There is also a North Carolina family of Pollocks (1740I. who are connected by marriage 
with some of the best of the earliest New England families. H. R. s. 

'• Evacuation Day," 1783 ; Its Many Stirring Events with Recollections of 
Capt. John Van Arsdale, of the Veteran Corps of Artillery, by whose efforts 
on that day the enemy were circumvented, and the American Flag successfully 
raised on the Battery. With illustrative notes. By James Riker, Author of the 
" Annals of Newtown," and " History of Harlem ;" Life Member of the New York 
Historical Society, etc. Printed for the author. New York. 1883. Svo, pp. 56. 

This very interesting little brochure is not the least valuable among the mass of 
Centennial literature which the close of the first century of the United States has 
evoked. Its author, the well known historian and genealogist of Newtown and of 
Harlem, N. Y., is a grandson of Capt. John Van Arsdale, whose descent he traces from 
Simon Jansen Van Arsdalen, an emigrant to this country from Holland, in 1653. The 
second chapter of this work is entirely devoted to the biography of Capt. Van Arsdale, 
and is an exceedingly interesting contribution to our Revolutionary history. The first 
chapter portrays in graphic and accurate manner the memorable events of that day in 
1783 connected with the departure of the British Troops from New York. The 
pamphlet is illustrated with the Van Arsdalen .\rms, a map showing Washington's line 
of march upon entering the city, and a view of Sergeant Van Arsdale tearing down the 
British flag from the flag-staff on the Battery, where it had been left flying, in defiance 
by the departing British troops. H. R. s. 

The Humphreys Family in America. By Frederick Humphreys, M.D., As- 
sisted by Otis M. Humphreys, M.D., Henry R. Stiles, M.D., Mrs. Sarah M. 
Churchill. New York: Humphreys Print, 1883. Part II., pp. 93-204; Part 
III., pp. 205-298. 

In the April (1883) number of The Record we noticed Part I. of this work. Two 
additional parts have since been issued, completing the genealogy of the family in the line 
of Michael Humphrey, the emigrant, and of his son John, and bringing it down in the line 
of his son Samuel to the fourth generation. Part II. is illustrated with facsimiles of in- 
teresting family correspondence and ]:)ortraits of General David Humphreys of Revolu- 
tionary fame, poet, author, and first Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States to 
Portugal (1791-97), and to Spain (1797-1802), and of Alfred Humphrey Pease, late resi- 
dent of this city, deceased. Part III. contains an admirably engraved portrait of the 
Hon. Lyman W. Humphrey, now of Independence, Kansas. The promises held out in 
the prospectus of this work have been well sustained. Without a notice more extended 
than we are allowed space in The Record to occupy, we can convey to the reader no 
adequate conception of the interesting biographical and historical data furnished to every 
name of note contained in this work. We cheerfully commend it to more extended pub- 
lic patronage. The fourth number is in press, and is promised for issue in March of the 
present year. L. 

A 6 Notes on Books. [Jan., 

The Townshend Family of Lynn, in Old and New England. Genealogical and 
Biographical. By Charles Henry Townshend, of New Haven, Conn. Tuttle, 
Morehouse & Taylor, Printers. 8vo, pp. 138. No date of publication, probably 

This thin, compactly printed octavo, elegant though without pretence, is the expan- 
sion of a genealogical sketch first publislied in the NclV England Genealogical Register, 
Vol.xxiy., Jan., 1875. It shows a very large amount of excellent research, especially 
on the English stock from which the American family sprang, some forty-nine pages 
being devoted to this subject. Thomas Townshend, a settler of Lynn, Mass., in 1637- 
8, is here fairly proved to be the son of Henry, of Geddings, Suffolk County, England. 
The, late Col. Joseph L. CJiester, of London, was of opinion that the family tradition 
on this point was justifiecl by the genealogical data gathered by the author. Of the 
remaining ninety pages of this work, seventy-one are filled with wills, deeds, extracts 
from town records, etc., illustrative of both the English and American families of the 
name. In short, this third edition proves that the author has " taken his three degrees," 
in the noble guild of genealogists. H. R. s. 

Book of the Wilders. A Contribution to the History of the Wilders, from 1497, in 
England, to the emigration of Martha, a widow, and her family to Massachusetts 
Bay, in 1638, and so, through her family down to 1875 ; with a genealogical table, 
showing, as far as may be, their relationships and connections. By Rev. Moses 
H. Wilder. [Arms.] New York : Printed by Edward O. Jenkins, 20 North Wil- 
liam Street, for Compiler, No. 4 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 1878. 8vo, pp. 394. 

In the year 1638 there were in the colony of Massachusetts Bay five persons of the 
name of Wilder, supposed to be of one family. These were the motlier ant' two sons 
and two daughters, and in two hundred and forty years they are numbered by thousands. 
This book is the first attempt to trace their origin, connection and history. It is natu- 
rally divided into two parts, first, A History of the Wilders, from the origin of the name, 
showing whatever can be found at tliis late date concerning their residence, occupation, 
influence, physical and mental characteristics. This exceedingly interesting portion of 
the volume is illustrated with portraits of Frederick Wilder, Esq., of Purly Hall, County 
Berks, the present head of the English family ; Rev. Moses H. Wilder, Samson V. S. 
Wilder, Alexander Wilder, M.D., Marshall P. Wilder, and a view of the original seat of 
the Wilders, Sulham House, 1560. The second portion of the book is devoted to The 
Genealogy of the Wilders, which is admirably done, although the author pleads in ex- 
tenuation of any faults which may appear, that it " was prepared for the press while in a 
state of extreme suffering." The merit of the book is greatly enhanced in our eyes by 
its very copious and thoroughly constructed index. The author died subsequently to its 
publication, but copies may be obtained from his widow, Mrs. N. B. Wilder, of Cherry 
Street, Somerville, Middlesex Co., Mass., on remittance of three dollars for each copy. 

h. r. s. 

Memorial of Zachariah Allen, 1795-1882. By Amos Perry. Cambridge: John 
Wilson & Son, University Press. 1883. Portrait and five facsimile pages. 8vo, pp. 

This elegantly printed memorial is mostly composed of selected tributes of respect, of 
affection, and honor paid to the memory of the Hon. Zachariah Allen, LL.D., who 
died March 17, 1882. Mr. Allen was graduated at Brown University in 1813, and was 
the last survivor of liis class. Among his classmates were the Rev. Dr. Joel Hawes and 
Rev. Dr. Enoch Pond. Mr. Allen, though educate<l a lawyer, went early into manufac- 
turing, and did much to make Rhode Island prominent in that industry, giving special 
attention to the development of water power and the improvement of the steam-engine 
and of machinery. He himself invented the automatic cut-off valve for steam-engines, 
and the extension rollers still in use in mills. He also invented an improved fire-engine, 
and contrived a hot-air furnace for houses. His treatises on both scientific and historic 
subjects have been numerous and of high merit. He was probate judge and member 
of assembly ; was first to urge and to secure for the city of Providence its water supply 
system ; was among the earliest advocates of puclic schools • was trustee of Brown 
University for fifty-six years ; one of the founders of the Athenaeum, of the Butler Hos- 
pital, of the Free Library, and of the Historical Society, and was president of the last 
named, by which, we believe, this volume was published. h. r. s. 

1884.] Obituary. a"? 


Charles John Palmer, a distinguished Fellow of the Royal Society of Anti- 
quaries, and an Honorary Member of this Society, died at his residence, Villa Graham, 
Great Yarmouth, England, on September 24, 1SS2, after a long illness. This family of 
Palmer are of long continuance in Yarmouth, and bear for their arms : or two bars gu. 
each charged with three trefoils vert, and in chief a lion pass, guard ppr. ; and for a crest, 
a leopard guard, and reguard, holding in his paws a branch of palm, with flames issuing 
from the nostrils and ears, all ppr. Motto, " Palmer virtute." Mr. Palmer impaled quar- 
terly with his arms those of Lacon, Ward, Stirling, and Graham. The latter arms appear 
engraved and the former by wood-cut in '' Perlustration of Great Yarmouth." He was the 
grandson of William Danby Palmer, who died in 17S8; whose daughters Mary and 
Elizabeth married respectively James and William John Hurry. Mr. Palmer was the 
only son of John Danby Palmer, who died in 1841, aged seventy-two, having twice filled 
the office of mayor." In 1S40 Mr. Palmer married Amelia Graham (who survives him), 
eldest daughter of John Mortlock Lacon, by Jane his wife, sister and co-heir of William 
Stirling Graham, of Duntrevill, in Forfarshire, Scotland, who was the nearest of kin and 
heir male to the Grahams of Claverhouse, Viscounts Dundee. Mrs. Palmer's paternal 
grandfather was Sir Edmund Lacon, Knt. and Bart. Mr. Palmer left no issue. In the 
year of 1809 his father purchased an old house in Yarmouth, No. 4 South Quay, and 
where Mr. Palmer resided for fifty-six years. Mr. Palmer when but a child showed evi- 
dence of those tastes that afterward were to become the means of advancing antiquarian 
research. He greatly admired the marble in the hall, the wide staircase, and the carving 
in the rooiJis of his father's residence, and as soon as his hand was able to hold a pencil 
began to take drawings of the same. These drawings were afterward engraved by Henry 
Shaw, of London. After some years at school he was articled to the late Mr. Robert 
Corey, a gentleman who had a great liking for antiquarian research archaeology, and 
heraldry, thus furnishing young Palmer the opportuntiy to further indulge in his favorite 
pursuits. In 1839 he was elected a member of the Society of Antiquarians, and he was 
afterward asked to join the Archceological Association. In 1874 he was elected an 
honorary member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. This dis- 
tinction was conferred upon him by our Society chiefly in acknowledgment of his very 
valuable services in the interest of genealogy by his noted work, " The Perlustratiin of 
Great Yarmouth," one of the most exhaustive and interesting publications on local 
history, including genealogical data of the numerous families connected with the borough, 
that has ever been issued from the press. It contained forty odd numbers, issued from 
time to time, and most carefully indexed. The work is replete with engravings and 
wood-cuts of various places of interest in the borough, including coats of-arms and 
portraits. To its production he gave a considerable portion of his time for many years. 
It was not undertaken or carried out with the idea of profit to its author ; but as a lalior 
of love, for the perpetuation of the local history of his native town. It was the chief 
means of earning for him the name of "The Antiquarian of the Eastern Counties. ' 
He also published in 1847, from the original MS. then first discovered, " A Booke of the 
Foundacion and Antiquitie of the Towne of Great Yarmouth," written by Manship the 
elder, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, followed in 1S53 by " The History of Great 
Yarmouth," by Henry Man.-hip the younger, written in 1619, and never previously pub- 
lished. The valuable notes by the editor appended to these works were supplemented in 
1S56 by "A Continuation of Manship's History," brought down to that period by his 
own pen. These publications paved the way for his most perfect work already alluded 
to. He also edited in 1873 (for private distribution) " Memorials of the Family of Hurry," 
of Great Yarmouth and of New York, U. S. A., as he afterward did of the Palgrave 
family, who were closely identified with the former place. As it has been said by more 
than one of the local papers, by his masterly effort to delineate local history Mr. Palmer 
has preserved his name to future generations. Another paper edited in the county, in 
referring to his last illness having incapacitaf^^d him for a considerable period from the 
active pursuits of his profession as a solicitor, says : "During his long connection with the 
borough, Mr. Palmer by his position and utilities was regarded as one of the leading 
inhabitants and was thrv.^ times elected to the mayoralty, a post that he held with mnch 
dignity, and to the great satisfaction of his fellow townsmen. He was also Deputy 
Lieutenant for the County of Norfolk." The deceased gentleman was also a frequent 

48 Obituary. [Jan., 18S4. 

contributor to Notes and Queries and other publications, his extensive knowledge of 
archgeological and general antiquarian lore rendering him specially fitted for the duties 
of correspondent. Throughout his career Mr. Palmer was closely identified with all 
the improvements carried out within the Borough, and it would be difficult to pouit to a 
single movement for the good of the town or its inhabitants that had not the benefit of 
his active support. In recognition of his many services, in the latter part of 1S76 Mr. 
Palmer was the recipient of a valuable memorial gift from his many friends, and at the 
banquet given on the occasion a large representation of them were present at Great 
Yarmouth to do him honor. This short sketch but draws an outline of the industrious 
life passed by Mr. Palmer. He was a man of the highest sense of honor, and as is well 
known of him by his friends, no sacrifice was too grtat if he felt that it was needed in the 
line of duty. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society showed its appre- 
ciation of him when it conferred on him an Honorary Membership, and the distinction 
was appreciated by him. It is owing to the fact that sufficient data to warrant a notice 
of Mr. Palmer's life and death was not readily to be procured that this outline of his 
life has not been earlier presented by the Society. E. A. H. 

Dr. Philip Livingston Jones was a son of the eminent counsellor David S. Jones, 
and of his first wife, who was a daughter of Dr. Thomas Jones of New York, and a grand- 
daughter of Philip Livingston, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. 
He was educated at Columbia College, from which he graduated in 1832, and he then 
left his father, his elder brother, and his uncle and cousins to follow the legal line, in which 
his branch of the family had been distinguished, and he fixed upon the study of medicine 
as his department. He was instructed by Dr. Alexander H. Stevens, then at the head 
of his profession in New York (or next to Dr. Mott), and he became a member of the 
medical college of the city, and a house-surgeon of the New York Hospital. These 
were appropriate steps for the earnest student. But it may be that this was too hard a 
life to be pursued when such severity was thought unnecessary. We knovi' of none more 

A gentleman in manners, dress, and habits, an adept in the game of chess, a musical 
amateur, and a debater, fond of social conversation and discussion, but not of strong 
powers of endurance, we can estimate the bonds of a cultivated taste which have influenced 
or controlled not a few of our college students. 

After marriage in 1836 he left the city, and practised a few years at Lyons, in Western 
New York, and afterward resided for seven years in South Carolina. Perhaps in neither 
place did he pursue long enough the slow gathering of confiding patients to secure much 
support. He became himself, after leaving college, a constitutional invalid. Coming 
North in 1848, not a propitious period, he did not attempt practice at his profession, but 
opened a drug store, and sought to earn his support for many years in that business. Of 
course he encountered active competition. He settled in Brooklyn, and retired from 
active life more than twenty years ago. Losing his wife, having no cliildren surviving, and 
having a small income, he became more and more a lonely student, but gave fair atten- 
tion to assist the needy, and offered no disturbance to any one. 

His relatives being distant, it was a sad terminus to such a life for the reckless news- 
mongers to manufacture wild and unfounded stories about his lonely death. They deserve 
no further notice. 

His next brother, William Alfred, who has resided several years in Connecticut, the 
former librarian of Columbia College, we can well bear in mind, and if further recollection 
of the family be desired we have only to turn to the well-written memorial of his father, 
to gather what is needed or desired. We have too much waiting publication to repub- 
lish even the best. C. B. m". 

Miss Eliza Susan Quincy, eldest daughter of the late Josiah Quincy, many years 
Mayor of Boston, Member of Congress, and for seventeen years president of Harvard 
University, died at the family mansion, Quincy, January 17th, in her eighty-sixth year. 
She was her father's principal assistant during his whole public career of nearly half a 
century, and was the author of a privately printed memoir of her mother, Mrs. Josiah 
Quincy. From her diary, extending back to iSio, her brothers Josiah and Edmund 
Quincy, both deceased, drew much material for several of their published volumes, and 
from her well-stored mind and remarkable memory the writer is indebted for much valu- 
able information concerning by-gone days. The house in which Miss Quincy was born 
stood in Pearl Street, Boston; the one in which she died stands on the estate purchased of 
the Indians in 1636, by her ancestor, Edmund Quincy, the first of the honored name to 
appear in the New World. He landed at Boston September 4, 1633. j. g. w. 


(icneabgital aiib §iogriip|iciiI ^iftort. 

Vol. XV. NEW YORK, APRIL, 1884. No. 2. 



By Thomas Henry Edsall. 

On the loth of June, 1669, Governor Philip Cartaret and Council of 
East Jersey granted to " Captain John Berry, of Barbadoes, Gentleman," a 
tract of about 10,000 acres, " towards the head of Pesawack [Passaic] Neck, 
now called New Barbadoes, beginning at the East end of Captain Sandford'sf 
bounds at the great spring called Sandford's Spring, J and thence with the 
whole breadth of the neck between Hackingsack and Pesawack Rivers, six 
miles up into the country." On the T2th of June, Captani Berry received 
another large grant from the Governor and Council, consisting of about 
1,500 acres along the palisades of the Hudson, "lying North of the bounds 
of Captain Nicolas Verlett and Mr. Samuel Edsall," and extending inland 
about a mile and a half to Overpecks Creek. In July, Captain Berry bought 
from Mr. Edsall § some lots in the village and town of Bergen, where he 
soon afterward took up his residence. 

* The only biographical accounts of John I5erry which the writer has seen in print, consist of a note of five 
lines to 2 N. Y. Col. Doc, 576, and one of nine lines in i N. J. Archives, 122. For the statements in the 
former. Dr. O'Cnllaghan refers to Mr. Whitehead, and the latter is iy Mr. Whitehead, the historian of 
New Jersey. Each notice erroneously conjectures that Mr. Berry came to New Jersey from Connecticut (one 
presuming that he so came some years previous to 1669), and that he died before or m 1692. 

t Captain William Sandford had come from Barbadoes to East Jersey in 1668, and procured a grant of the 
lower seven miles of the neck between the Hackensack and Passaic. Although taken up in his own name. 
Captain Sandford had acquired this large tract for the joint account of himself and Major Nathaniel Kmgs- 
land. •• of the Parish of Christ Church in the island of Barbadoes." Major Kmgsland afterward held the 
northerly two-thirds in severalty and Captain -Sandford retained the southerly one-third and resided upon 
it. His settlement was near the banks of the Passaic opposite to Newark, The Labadists mention it as- 
" the place called Sand/ort, an English village opposite jMil/ort" [i.e. Newark]. As the Neck had al- 
ready got the name of " New Barbadoes " in 1669, it was no doubt so named by Captain Sandford after 
the island whence he had removed to New Jersey. He died in 1692, having meantime served as a magis- 
trate and Councillor of the province during many years. ,_ r , r, . xt t 

t Recendy known as Boiling Spring. The present name of the place is Rutherford Park, N. J. 

§ The dealings between Mr. Edsall and the group of Englishmen which came from Barbadoes to New 
York and New Jersey, about this time, indicate that he may have had something to do with their removat 
hither. In the summer of 1668. Captain Richard Morris came out, and purchased from Mr. Edsall, for the 
joint account of himself and his brother. Colonel Richard Morris, the estate of •' Bronck's Land, late Mor- 
risania, and now Twentv-third Ward, New York City. At the times of the grants to Captains Sandford 
and Berry (1668-69), Mr. Edsall was a member of Governor Cartaret's Council, and would seem to have 
aided to procure those large tracts for the grantees. In 1669, two other Englishmen,— •' Mark Noble and 
Samuel Moore, of Barbadoes. INIerchants," purchased from Mr. Edsall lots in the town and village of 
Bergen, one in the northwest corner of the village plot, having on it a "kitchen, barn, and brew-house. 
Mr. Edsall was then a merchant and probably traded with Barbadoes. Either personally or by letter he 
may have induced those gendemen, who appear to have been men of substantial fortune, to transfer their 
investments and homes from that overcrowded island (said to have been then the most populous spot of its 
area in Europe or America), to these sparsely peopled provinces which had so recently passed under 
English rule. 

CQ Deputy Governor John Berry, [April, 

It is probable that Captain Berry came from Barbadoes for the first time 
ill 1669.* 

After receiving the grants above mentioned, being a man " of good 
estate," he was made a member of the Council of East Jersey by Governor 
Cartaret in 1669, and continued to hold that office so long as Cartaret was 
Governor of the province. 

In January, 1670, he purchased two parcels of land in New York City. 
The same month he went out to Barbadoes, and returned (probably bring- 
ing with him his family) in July following. 

Captain Berry continued to reside in Bergen for several years, while he 
cultivated his plantations by the aid of negroes, which he may have brought 
from Barbadoes. In 1673, he had removed to one of his plantations, as 
his house in Bergen was made the " prison for ye province " until one 
could be built for that purpose. 

On the death of Captain Richard Morris in 1672, Captain Berry was ap- 
pointed trustee of the estate, which descended to his infant son Lewis 
Morris, afterward the Chief Justice. 

In 1672, when Governor Cartaret went to England to lay before the Lords 
Proprietors the grievances of himself and Council at the attempted usur- 
pation of their authority by the Assembly and Captain James Cartaret, he 
appointed Captain Berry to be Deputy Governor daring his absence from 
the Province. While so acting he received a letter from the King con- 
firming the authority of himself and the Council in the government of East 
Jersey. When, however, the Dutch Commanders retook New York in the 
summer of 1673, ^'^d their authority was "quietly re-established over 
New Jersey," the rule of Governor Berry was necessarily suspended. 

During the Dutch reoccupation (1673-74) Captain Berry and his 
neighbors, Sandford and Edsall, were confirmed in their plantations and 
goods, but denied "the privileges obtained from their previous patroons." 
This denial referred, no doubt, to their official positions and emoluments 
as members of the late government. Captain Berry held no office under 
the Dutch, but on the return of English rule, resumed his place in the 

In 1676 he was made President of the Bergen Court of Judicature, 
and in 1677-78-79, was President of the County Court. From 1675 to 
1681 inclusive, he was Captain of the Bergen Foot Company. 

In 1680 he was appointed by Cartaret to succeed him in the govern- 
ment of East Jersey, and afterward continued in the Council until the sale 
of the Province to the "Twelve Proprietors," in 1682. 

At this time he was residing at the west side of his plantation lying 
between the Hudson and Overpecks Creek, adjoining that of Mr. Edsall. 
There was " a good house thereon and a good quantity of land cleared 
and improved by 20 negroes or more." He had formerly cultivated 
certain " old plantations " which were " to the East at Hudson River's 
side " — [at the locality now known as Fort Lee]. Upon his great tract 

* In 12 N. Y. Col. Doc, 492, there is mention of 3 bus: wheat due from "Captain John Berrj-, and 
Mr. Edsall, and Others" on a patent for lands in [on the] Delaware, dated in '"67." If that was the 
date of a patent to them, it is likely that Mr. Edsall invested in the land in advance of Captain Berrj''s 
actual removal from Barbadoes. They afterward owned together the e,\tensive tract '" Chiepiessing" in the 
bend of the Delaware on the Pennsylvania side, between Trenton and Burlington, which they had pur- 
chased from Secretary Matthias Nicol'ls. Their bond, dated August 21, 1669, to Nicolls for " 3000 weight of 
good sound merchantable tobacco, to be delivered at the W'eigh House " in New York, before January i, 
1670, is preserved at Albany. It describes Capt. Berry as "of the island of Barbadoes, Merchant," and 
may have been given for part of the purchase money of " Chiepiessing ; " and the ttrrenrs may have been 
due upon a patent for this tract granted to Nicolls or some other in 1667. 

18S4.] of N'eio Jersey, and his Family. rj 

on New Barbadoes Neck, the Labadists, at the tune of their visit in 1680, 
came to another house of Captain Berry's on the northeast side of the Hack- 
ensack, " which was large enough, but poorly furnished." They " found 
nobody there except a negro, who could speak nothing but a little broken 
French." Captain PJerry had already disposed of a part of this tract, but 
is said to have had ten thousand acres left. 

In December, 1682, Deputy Governor Rudyard assumed the govern- 
ment of their province of East Jersey for the new '• Twenty-four Pro- 
prietors," and Captain Berry was appointed " to bee of the Councill." He 
took the oath of office February 28, 1683, and on March ist attended the 
first meeting of the Council, William Penn, one of the proprietors, being 
present. On the 24th he was appointed a Justice of the Quorum, and in 
August was commissioned Justice of the " Court of Com'on Right." On 
December 3d lie was appointed Major for the County of Bergen, and the 
same day " Chief Ranger for the County of Bergen and Corp'ac'on." 

Major Berry was reappointed to the Council by Governor Towrie in 
1684, by Governor Lord Cam[)bell in 1686, and by Governor Hamilton 
in 1687. His last recorded attendance at a meeting of the Council was 
in May, 1687, although he was a member of that body for some years later, 
probably until 1692. 

In 1696, Major Berry donated one morgen of land for a church, and 
subsequently, in 1712, confirmed the gift by deed absolute, " for the con- 
sideration of love and good-will toward his loving friends and neighbors of 
the township of Hackensack, New Barbadoes, and Hackquackenong." On 
this plot was erected in 1696 the First Reformed Dutch Church of Hack- 
ensack, and a part of the plot now forms a large portion of "the Green" 
or Park, on the west. Among the old memorial stones contributed to the 
first edifice, according to ihe Dutch custom, and now set in the walls of 
the present building, is one of free-stone in its easterly side, having the 
initials J. B. in monograni above the date "Anno 1696" within a shield. 
This was, no doubt, contributed by the subject of this sketch. 

In 1702 Major Berry was recommended by Lord Clarendon for mem- 
bership of the Council of (lOvernor Lord Cornbury ; but he does not ap- 
pear to have been appointed. 

During a few years after the beginning of the century Major Berry had 
controversies about some parts of his extensive landed possessions. For 
a time before 1709 he resided in New York City ; but in that year he had 
returned to live at his plantation. He continued to reside there until his 
death, which must have occurred at an advanced age. His will was dated 
May 16, 1 712, and proved February 16, i7i| ; in the early part of which 
year it is probable that he died. 

Of Major Berry's ancestry nothing has been positively learned. In a 
petition of July 7, 1674, he mentions " the highly prized pledge of an 
honorable name, which I esteem far more than all riches," He may have 
been of the ancient Devonshire family, whose ancestor Ralph de Bury 
possessed Berry Narbor in that count)' in the early part of the thirteenth 
century, during the reign of Henry III, Of a younger branch of that 
family was Sir John Berry (1635-91), an eminent naval officer of the 
reign of William III., who was sent to Virginia, in 1676, to reduce the 
sedition of Bacon, There was in 1640, a Sergeant-Major John Berry of 
the 1 6th Regiment, commanded by Colonel the Marquis of Hamil- 
ton, in Northumberland's expedition. In 1642, there was a Captain Berry 

C2 Deputy Governor John Berry, [April, 

in the yth Regiment of Charles I., and a Captain Berry, of the Horse, 
was in General Fairfax's army. 

Many of the inhabitants of Barbadoes were Englishmen of good birth 
or station, who went thither during the troublous time of the Common- 
wealth, or upon the Restoration, and it is more than probable that the 
title of Captain borne by the subject of this sketch, designated the rank 
which he had held in one or other of the armies in England.* 

Major Berry's wife was Francina. She was living in 1682, when she 
joined with her husband in a deed of land in New Barbadoes, to their son 
Richard Berry. Their children, so far as they are known, were Sarah, 
Richard, Francina, Hannah, and perhaps John. 

I. Sarah Berry mar. Dr. John Springham, of the Parish of St. 
Michaels, Barbadoes. Dr. Springham owned in 1680, twentv-two acres of 
land, had one hired servant, and twenty-eight negroes. In 1685, he pur- 
chased Henry Gibbons, a rebel who had been convicted for taking part 
in Monmouth's rebellion, and transported from Bristol to Barbadoes. His 
wife appears to have died before her father, who devised an one-sixth in- 
terest in his Bergen County estates " to the children of my daughter Sarah 
Springham in Barbadoes." The name of but one of these children has 
been ascertained, viz. : , 

I. Hannah, bp. 25 July, 1678, St. Michaels' Parish Church, Bar- 

II. Richard Berry probably came from Barbadoes with his father. He 
was High Sheriff of Essex County, New Jersey, in 1683-84, and Deputy " for 
New Barbadoes and Aquickannuc," in the Assemblys of 1686-87-88 ; and 
again in 1695. He married Nedemiah (daughter of Capt. William Sandford 
by his first wife), and died before his father, whose will devised one-third 
of his estate to Richard's children named as follows : 

1. Charity. 

2. Richard. 

3. Mary. 

4. Sarah. 

5. William. 

III. Francina Berry was twice married : first to Lieut. Michael 
Smith, and second, some time in or before 1686, to Major Thomas Law- 

Lieutenant Michael Smith was at one time a merchant, and afterward 
a planter. He had an extensive estate in Bergen County, near Overpeck's 
Creek, adjoining a plantation of his father-in-law. June 22, 1677, Mr. 
Smith was appointed Lieutenant of the Bergen Foot Company, of which 
Mr. Berry was Captain. In 1683, he was the first High Sheriff of Bergen 
County under the Twenty-four Proprietors. He died some time prior to 
June 9, 1686, when his widow, then re-married to Captain Lawrence, 
administered upon his estate. The children of Lieutenant Smith and 
Francina Berry were : — 

I. Mary Smith, married February i, 1696, Major William Sandford 
(the son of Captain William Sandford by his second marriage with 

* Further researches among the ancient records of New Jersey than the writer of this sketch has had 
time or opportunity to make, might discover some clue to Mr. Berry's earlier history and ancestry. 
The bequest of his personal estate contains this clause : " excepting such particulars as I have given my 
Executors (hereinafter named) orders to deliver to divers of my relations as are expressed in a schedule 
bearing date with these presents, signed by me in the presence of the witnesses to this my will." This 
schedule is not recorded, but may be yet preserved, with other papers of the decedent, by some of his de- 

[884.]' of New Jersey, and his Family. c^ 

Sarah Whartman "on board the Pink Susannah in the river of 
Surinam, March 27, 1667.") He was a member of the House of 
Deputies of East Jersey in 1698 ; President of Essex County 
Court, 1700-02 ; Justice of the Court of Sessions, 1704; of the 
Council of East Jersey under Governor Hamilton in 1 700-1-2 ; 
of the Council of New Jersey under Governor Lord Cornbury 
in 1703-4-5-6-7-8 ; and under Governor Lovelace in 1708-g. 
Major Saniiford was of the so called anti quaker party which 
went out of power on the arrival of Governor Hunter. In 
January, 1711, when a member of Assembly for Bergen County, 
he was expelled for having signed an address to the Queen in 
1707. Being re-elected to the i\.ssembly he was refused admit- 
tance. He survived Major Berry, whose will appointed him 
(describing him as " grandson") to assist the executors named 
therein. His wife Mary had died before her grandfather. 
The children of Afary Smith and Major William Sandford were : 

1. William, bap. November, 1696. 

2. Richard. 

3. Peregrine. 

4. Frances. ' 

5. Jennie. 

6. Anne. 

2 Charity Smith, mar. May 3, 1691, at Bergen Dutch Church, 
John Edsall, b. 1660, d. 1714 (son of Samuel Edsall by his first 
wife Jannetje Wessels). John Edsall .does not appear to have 
held any public office. He was a man of good education [hav- 
ing enjoyed the advantage of tuition by the Rev, Charles Wol- 
ley. Chaplain at the Eort in New York, during his sojourn in 
America] ; but he seems to have preferred the quiet life of 
a country gentleman to the turmoil of public life. He in- 
herited the paternal estate in what is now called English Neigh- 
borhood, N. J. Afajor Pierry appointed him to assist his ex- 
ecutors, describing him as his " grandson." The will of " John 
Edsall, Gentleman," bore date July 21, 1714, and was proved 
October 26, 1714. He devised the plantation and buildings 
thereon, wliere he lived, to his wife and youngest son, giving 
to her its whole management until that son came of age, and 
appointing her one of his executors. Other plantations were 
given to the older children. Mrs. Edsall became a member 
of the Church at Hackensack after her husband's death, did not 
re-marry, and was living so late as the year 1721. 

The children of Charity Smith and John Edsall were : 

1. Pjancyntie [Frances], bap. Oct. 2, 1694; sponsors, Ben- 

jamin Edsall (uncle), and Mary Smith (aunt). 

2. Johannah [Joanna]. 

3. Samuel, bap. Aug. 6, 1699 ; sponsors Samuel Edsall (grand 

father), and Mary Edsall (aunt. wid. Peter de la Noy). 

4. Mary, kip. Jan. 14, 1702; sponsors Elyas Magghielse 

Vrelandt, and Judith Edsall (aunt, wid. Capt, Benjamin 

5. Samuel, bap. July 30, 1704 ; sponsors Edward Blagge (cou- 

sin), and Sarah Smith (aunt). 


CA Deputy Govenior John Berry. [April, 

6. Aune, bap. Jan. i8, 1708 ; sponsors Richard Edsall (uncle), 

and Anna Lawrence (who afterward mar. Richard Edsall). 

7. Michael, bap. Jan. 6, 1710 ; sponsors Samuel Moore (sub.), 

and Francina Douhen. 

8. Johannes [John], bap. Feb. 3, 1712 ; sponsors John Smith 

(uncle) and Deborah Lawrence, his wife. 

3. Sarah Smith, mar. Sept. 14, 1705. Samuel Moore (stepson of 

Samuel Edsall, by his mar. in 1676 with Xaomy, wid. of Samuel 
Moore, of New York, merchant). Samuel ^Nfoore became a 
planter. In 1723-28, he had acquired from the heirs of ex- 
Mayor Thomas Noel and others a large plantation in Bergen 
County, which Noel purchased from Major Berry in 1699. 
ALijor Berr}''s will appointed him to assist his executors. 
The children of Sarah Smith and Samuel Moore were : 

1. Michael, bap. June 28, 1706 ; sponsors John Smith (uncle) 

and Francina Lawrence (grandmother). 

2. Naomy, bap. Afay 24, 170S ; sponsors Francis Moore (uncle) 

and Charity Edsall (aunt). 

3. Samuel, bap. Oct. 4, 1712 ; sponsors Major Thomas Law- 

rence (grandmother's husband) and Anna Lawrence. 

4. Michael, bap. Feb. 20. 1.7 15 ; sponsors Richard Edsall 

(uncle's brother) and Deborah Lawrence (wife of uncle 
John Smith). 

5. John, bap. June 10, 1717; sponsors Major Thomas Law- 

rence and his wife. 

6. Francis, bap. July 5, 1719 ; sponsors Ane Pieterse ue Groot 

and Laroe. 

7. Edward, bap. Aug. 12, 1722 ; sponsors Philip Rerton and 

Naomy Moore (cousin). 

4. JoHX Smith, mar. Nov. 27, 1711, Deborah Lawrence, a native 

of Long Island, perhaps daughter of Major Thomas Lawrence, 
by a former marriage. He was a planter, occupying the plan- 
tation which he had inherited from his father, and which ad- 
joined that of John Edsall, in the valley west of Fort Lee. 
The children of John Smith and Deborah Lawrence were : 

1. Francina, bap. Dec. 14, 1712; sponsors Major Thomas 

Lawrence and Francina his wife (grandmother). 

2. Michael, bap. April 18, 1714; sponsors John Edsall and 

Charity his wife (aunt). 
3.' John, bap. Jan. 22, 1716; sponsors Richard Edsall and 
Anna Lawrence his wife, 
^lajor Thomas Lawrence,* the second husband of Francina Berry, 
was a native of Long Island. He was a Judge of Common 
Pleas in Bergen County. He and his wife were appointed 
executors of Major Berry's will, which gave to her two-thirds 
of his personal estate, and to her and her children two and 
one-half sixth parts of his real estate. They became members 
of the Hackensack Church July i, 1704. The time of Mrs. 
Lawrence's death has not been ascertained. She and her hus- 
band united in a deed of lands in Bergen County so late as 

• Major Lawrence \\-as probably a descendant of Major Thomas Lawxence of Newtown, L. I., but the 
printed genealogies of the Lavnencc families fail to indicate his true place therein. 

1884.J of A'ew Jersey, and his Family. r r 

June 7, 1730. Child of Francina Berry and Major Thomas 
Lawrence : 
5. Anna Lawrence, bap. July 29, 1695. 

IV. Hannah Berry, who was thrice manied. Her first husband was 
Richard Hall, of New York. He was owner of the ship " Nevin." With 
Capt. John Palmer and others, he obtained a large grant of lands on the 
Raritan River, "next unto the bounds of Piscataway." Between 1677 and 
1681 he had a suit in the IVfayor's Court against William Darvall for breach 
of charter party, in which Hall was on the trial unsuccessful, but the judg- 
ment was reversed on appeal by the Court of Assizes. The defendants 
appealed to the King in Council, where the judgment in Hall's favor was 
confirmed by the King December 7, 1681. Before this result, however, 
Mr. Hall met his death by drownmg, and his widow obtained in this city 
letters of administration on his effects November 2, 16S1. 

There was one child by this marriage : 

I. Richard Hall, who married, Afay 4, 1703, Anne, daughter of 
James Evets, of ^t\v York, one of the founders and first ves- 
trymen of Trinity Church. They had two children : (i.) Eliza- 
beth, who mar. William Patterson, of Elizabethtown, N. J., 
innholder; and (2.) Anne, who mar. James Martin, of same 
place, cordwainer. 

Major Berry, who survived this grandson, devised ^'y of his estate to 
the children of his " grandson, Richard Hall, begotten on the body of 
Anne Evet, equally to be divided between them." Their mother was after- 
ward married to Robert Urummond, of New York, vintner. 

The second husband of Hannah Berry was Thomas Noel, of New York, 
merchant, to whom she was married December 2, 1691, by the Rev. Alex- 
ander Innes, Presbyter. In 1699 Mr. Noel purchased from his father-in- 
law, Major Beriy, a large plantation in Bergen County, N. J., bordering 
on the Hudson River, and also a parcel of land from Samuel Edsall, ad- 
joining the plantation, " at a place called Aquapoke." He also owned 
some land in New York City. He received a grant of citizenship in 1698, 
and on October 14, 1701, was conmiissioned and sworn mayor of the 
city of New York. Mayor Noel assumed office at a timt when party 
spirit was at its height between the Leislerians and Anti-Leislerians. His 
journal of their political disputes in October and November of that year 
forms an interesting chapter in the history of the city. 

Mayor Noel died at his plantation in New Jersey in October, 1702. 
By his will, dated October 4, 1702, he gave his whole estate to his wife for 
her life, with remainder to his son, Montieth (miscalled " Noah "), and his 
stepson, Richard Hall, in severalty. 

Mr. Noel was an Englishman, and a member of " the vfrry ancient 
family of Noel, of Norman extraction, of which the Earls of Gainesborough 
represented a junior branch.'' The head of this family was called " Lord 
of EUenhall" or "Lord of Hilcote." The family seat was Hilcote Hall, 
in Staffordshire. [Their arms were : or freity gu, a canton ervi. Crest, 
a buck at gaze ar. attired or. Motto, Tout bien ou rien, for Noel. J 

Mr. Noel was probably near in the line of succession to the Hilcote 
estate, and his son, Montieth, appears to have fallen heir to it after his 
father's death. In his will (dated May 16, 1712) Major Berry devised 
to this grandson gJj part of his estate, with a j^roviso that "in case 
my said grandson, Montieth Noel, decease in his non-age, or recover the 

r5 Deputy Governor John Berry. [April, 

estate of Hilcot Hall, in Staffordshire, or agree with the person in posses- 
sion, whereby he will have no need of my help,'' the share so given to 
him should go to the other grandchildren. 

The only child of Mayor Noel was this son : 

I. Montieth Noel, who died unmarried and intestate in 1713. Gov. 
Hunter granted to Robert Drumniond and Anne his wife 
(supra) administration upon his effects for the benefit of the 
children of his half brother, Richard Hall. 

The third husband of Hannah Berry was Charles Wolley, of New York, 
merchant. Their marriage license was granted April 14, 1704. The 
writer was for a time of opinion that this was no other than the Rev. Charles 
Wolley, former chaplain at the Fort under Governor Andros, who had carried 
out his wush and returned to this country as a merchant. But on careful 
investigation he is found to be the son of Robert Wolley, described as 
"citizen and cloth worker, of London," and as "woolen draper, near Aid- 
gate, in London," who was a brother of the chaplain, Mr. Riker thinks. 
(Hist. Harl., 409.) Robert Wolley had made several ventures in trade to 
New York as early as 1675, out of which considerable litigation subse- 
quently arose. 

Mr. Charles Wolley came to New York, probably for the first time, in 
May, 1698. He was then a merchant and servant (agent) to Jeremiah 
Basse, of West Jersey. In December, 1701, Mr. Wolley signed the address 
from New York to the King. He was in England in the spring of 1702, 
but had returned to New York and was admitted as a freeman of the city 
in August. In 1703 he resided in the Dock AVard and had a family of 
three males, and one negro. On his marriage to the Widow Noel, next 
year, he became jiossessed of he life interest in the plantation and country 
seat of ex-Mayor Noel, in New Jersey. In 1705 he bought from his step- 
son, Richard Hall, the latter's lialf interest in the fee of these premises. 

In the years 1706-07 Mr. Wolley appears to have become embarrassed 
in his aftairs. He suffered judgment in numerous suits in the Mayor's 
Court. In June, 1708, he gave his wife a power of attorney, describing him- 
self as "late of New York," and authorized her to collect claims due him 
in New York^ New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, and to sell all 
personal estate, including negro men and women, both of his own pur- 
chase and of his predecessor's [Mayor Noel], but excei)ted "one Diamond 
Ring and other rings, and all plate."' In July Mr. Wolley and his wife con- 
veyed to Jacobus Van Cortlandt, of New York, merchant, as surviving 
executor of Nicholas Dumaresq, of same place, mariner, deceased (in 
settlement of claims of Dumaresq's estate against the estate of Mayor 
Noel) their half interest in the Bergen County plantation, the deed being 
acknowledged by Mrs. Wolley September 13th. In December Mrs. Wolley, 
as her husband's attorney and as executrix of Mayor Noel, sold three 
negroes. The power of attorney was recorded in New York, February 1 7, 
i7oy"jj, "at request of Mr. Montieth Noel, son-in-law of Mr. Charles 
"Wolley." No later mention of either Mr. or Mrs. Wolley has been found, 
and it is likely that they w-ent to England, perhaps to succeed to his father's 
business and estate. There was probably no issue of their marriage, and 
they are not mentioned in Major Berry's will. 

? V. John Berry. Two mentions have been found of John Berry, 
Junior, one under date of May 18, 167 1, when he served as a juror in a 
case tried at Elizabethtown, N. J. ; and the other in Charles ^Volley's 

1 884. J The Moore Family of Southold, L. L 57 

power of attorney of June 14, 1708, which authorized liis wife to collect 
claims against {ititer alia) "John Berr}', Junior, and John Berry, Senior." 
A John Berry, of New Barbadoes, mar. Nov. 12, 1709, Marie Bradbury, 
of Acquigganock. It is not improbable that this was a son of Major Berry. 
Neither he nor any descendant of his is mentioned in Major Berry's will. If 
a son, he may have died before his father and without issue, or he may have 
been disinherited. 


By Charles B. Moore. 

The father of the first Thomas, of Southold, is not well described in 
the published records. That he was born in England before 1600, and died 
before July, 1636, and that his widow was named Ann, are facts sufficiently 
established. There were many of his name, and identification was not 
easy. In England, at his era, there were easily traced two, named 
Thomas, each with a wife named Ann. One of these Anns was the sev- 
enth or eighth daughter of Rowland Berkeley, of Worcester. Her father, 
who married a Hay ward in 1574, had six sons and nine daughters, and 
died in 161 1. One of the sons was the noted Judge, Robert (6 Foss's 
Judges, 257), and one of the daughters married Henry Bright, master of 
the Royal School at Worcester (Brights, of Suffolk, 298-9), and another 
married Edward Wynne, of Thornton Curtis, Lincoln Co. (2 Burke's 
Commrs., 227), both of whom may have had relatives in New England. 
The other Thomas More and Ann his wife, had a son baptized at Southwold, 
in England, in October, 1630; and he apparently did not remain there. 
If obliged to decide between these two, we should take the latter as an- 
cestor. But we are under no such compulsion, and have some circum- 
stantial evidence which may ripen into more certainty or clearness. 

There is the like difficulty in tracing him, if he came to New England, 
as to his residence, and the place of his death. About 1631 one of his 
name was, with John Symonds and others, sent out by John Mason to set- 
tle the province of New Hampshire (2 N'. E. Gen. Reg., 39 and 202), 
with whom Mr. Herbert and Captain Thomas Wiggins soon appeared. 
There were several others of the same name, the spelling appearing imma- 
terial. Besides a son, Thomas, he had a daughter, Mary, who became the 
wife of Joseph Grafton, of Salem, and probably other children. 

ii"* of 5"* mo. (July) is the earliest exact date of identification at Salem. 
It was an entry that " Tho^ More, sonne to wido' More, and his wife, were 
admitted inhabitants of Salem." 

12* mo. 20, 1636 {i.e., February 20, 1637), there was a warrant for 
laying out to widoe More ten acres, at Jeffreys creek. And thirty acres 
were allotted to Joseph Grafton. 

On a list of lands allotted at Salem, " Thom. More's widow" is men- 
tioned as having ten acres. But it seems the lands at Jeffre}'s creek were 
relinquished to R. Goodale, or Goodell. 

On January 8, 1636-7, widow Ann More was admitted a member of 
the church at Salem ; on the roll. No. t^6, of females. 

Before August, 1637, Joseph Grafton had a village lot of two acres 


The Moore Family of Soutliold, L. I. [April, 

laid oft" to him at Salem, fronting on the street which ran along the South 
Harbor — perhai:)S now Derby Street, near Hardy Street — upon which he 
proceeded to build a house, where he resided. 

On August 2 2, 1637, Goodwife Grafton applied for a parcel of land 
for her ?nother, at the end of her husband's lot ; which was granted to be 
(so) laid out. 

In December, 1637, in Salem town meeting, it was agreed that the 
marsh and meadow lands previously in common should then be appro- 
priated to the inhabitants. This has been described in 10 N. Y. G. and 
B. Rec, p. 153. 

By the division list preserved, it appears wid. Afore, having five in her 
family, had three-fourths of an acre ; Thomas More, next to her, having four 
in his family, had three-fourths of an acre, and Jos. Grafton, next to him, 
having seven in his family, had one acre. 

In 163S, June 25th, it was entered that Joseph Grafton's mother-in-law 
had half an acre of meadow land. 

There was another widow Moore, whose name was often, but not 
always, spelt difi"erently. Some expressions connected with their names 
distinguished one from the other. There was no doubt which was meant 
by Joseph Grafton's mother-in-law. 

On March 10, 1664/5, ^ deed was executed by Ann More, of Salem, 
widow, to Nathaniel Grafton, mariner, her grand-son, son of Joseph, 
consideration ^13, "against the south harbor," "bounded to the west 
and north with land of me the said Ann More, on the east with the land 
of M' Joseph Gral'ton Senf, and on the south with the highway between 
the said land and the south harbor." Recorded at Salem in Lib. 2 of 
Deeds, p. 100. 

On August 17, 1668, Ann More, of Salem, widow, executed another 
deed to John Turner, mariner, for a messuage or tenement at Salem, a 
dwelling house, with all the ground adjoining, containing one acre and 
three-fourths, partly an orchard, and part arable, lying on the south by the 
highway that ran between the premises and the south harbor, and west- 
erly with the house and land of Joseph Grafton senior, northerly with the 
land of Edward WoUen, and easterly with the land and house of Nathaniel 
Grafton, formerly bot of Ann JMore. The whole including that sold to 
N. Grafton, containing about two acres. The deed was acknowledged on 
February 9, 1668,9 (^^ mo. 9), and recorded at Salem, Lib. 3 of Deeds, 
p. 49. 

This enables the site of her house and land to be yet traced, as well as 
Turner's wharf at the foot of Turner Street, now having aifiother name. 
And it is very satisfactory evidence that she, the widow, was living in 1668. 
By tradition her son Thomas helped her build the house, and perhaps he 
lived in it, while he lived in Salem. 

It was a curious imitation of the manor law in England, that she had 
to appear in court at Salem to have the sale of her house and land al- 
lowed ; stating that she sold the same "for her necessary use." But the 
allotments and titles of land in Massachusetts were generally upon the 
same footing as the manor courts by "copy of court roll" in England. 

Other entries respecting her and her family, all church members, can 
be gathered, but are unnecessary. Her daughter Mary (Grafton) died in 
November, 1674, having three sons and at least one daughter. On June 
8 (4 mo.), 1657, "Sister Grafton was allowed a seat in church with sister 

1884.] The Moore Family of Southold, L. I. 59 

Elizabeth Browne, the wife of John Browne, and others, on the second seat, 
where Mrs. Hathorne and Mrs. Corwen lately sate" (9 Essex Inst., 201). 
Her husband, Joseph Grafton, married (2) the widow of Captain Thomas 
Eathrop, killed in battle by the Indians in 1675. His oldest son, Josepn, 
junior, was born January 24, 1637, and died at Barbadoes in February, 
1670. He married at Hingham, on October 29, 1657, for his first wife, 
Hannah, daughter of Joshua Hobart, of Hingham, and for his second \yife, 
in 1664, Elizabeth, daughter of Elder John Browne, of Salem, who survived 
him and married again. The senior in 1640 sailed in a Ketch of about 
forty tons for Pemaquid. In 165 1 he came in a vessel from Newfound- ^ 
land, with news about parliamentary frigates. In 1682, inventory of his ' 
estate, ^1,149 \2,s. 2d. He held various unportant trusts. It is hoped 
his descendants will exhibit a pedigree. His family seems to have been 
intimately connected with many events in New England history. 

His son John, born April 28, 1639, married a daughter of Thomas 
Gardiner second, of Salem, and had six children. In 1670 he was master 
of the Ketch Prudence, bound from New England for the West Indies, 
which was cast away and several persons lost. In 1673 he was owner 
of the Ketch Nightingale, which with John Ingersoll, master, having 
land at Huntington, E. I., was taken by the Dutch, on recapturing New 

His son Nathaniel, born April 24, 1642, was one of those lost in 1670 
at Barbadoes. He married a daughter of Moses Maverick, and left three 

Ann Scarlet, widow of John, in her will, proved in 1643, called Joseph 
Grafton her brother, and named her brother Samuel, then in England, 
and other relatives (i Essex Inst., 3). To trace them out would take too 
much space for the present occasion. 

John Sanders called Joseph Grafton his father. {lb.) 
■ II. I. — Thomas More (Moor or Moore), the first of Southold, E. I._, 
son of Thomas and Ann, born by estimate about 1615 or 1616, m England, 
was in New England as early as July 11, 1636, and probably earlier, and 
died at Southold, E. I., by Surrogate's account, on June 27, 1691, then an 
aged man. By tradition he was a shipwright. The head of a ship-car- 
penter's adze, made in England, and often repaired, was long preseived 
by the family as a memento, practically his armorial ensign. He acted 
sometimes as a master of vessels. 

Before July 11, 1636, he married (ist) Martha, daughter of Rev. Chris- 
topher Youngs, vicar of Reydon, Suff'olk County, England, to which the 
chapel at South wold was then attached, and of Margaret, his wife (see 14 
iV: Y. G. and B. Rec, 65). She, Mnnlin, was baptized at Southwold, 
England, on July i, 16 13, and came wiili inm to Salem, Mass., and thence 
removed to Southold, E. I., with some of her relatives, where she lived until 
167 1 or later. . 

And about 1680 he married (2d) Katharine (probably Westcote,) being 
connected with the wife of Gov. Arnold, of Rhode Island, widow (ist) of 
Thomas Doxy, of New London, and (2d) of Daniel Lane, of New Lon- 
don and Setauket. She was named in his will as living in June, 1691, and 
probably survived him (11 A^. Y. G. and B. Bee, 152). 
Issue, all by second wife [Third Generation]. 

1. Thomas, bapt. at Salem, Mass., October 21, 1639. 

2 . Martha, bapt. the same day (or before), who mar. John Symonds, 

6o ■2^/'*^ Moore Family of So ut hold, L. I. [April, 

alias Seaman, settled at "Hempstead, L. I., and was living in 
1691 and 1698 (see ii N. Y. G. and B. Rec, p. 149). 

3. Benjamin, bapt. at Salem, August 2, 1640. 

4. Nathaniel, bapt, at Salem, July 3, 1642. 

5. Hannah, bapt. at Salem, December 29, 1644, who mar, a Sy- 

monds, probably Richard, and was living in 1691. 

6. Elizabeth, bapt. at Salem, August 31, 1647, who mar. Simon 


7. Jonathan, bapt. at Salem, June 3, 1649, d. March 16, 1689, 

8. Mary, bapt. at Salem, December 15, 1650. 

9. Sarah, i)robably b, at Southold, who mar, Samuel, son of Charles 


In 1635, in the crowd of passengers that appeared in the ships which 
left England, there were several of his name. It appears useless to at- 
tempt a precise identification. One aged eighteen, in the Dorset, sailed 
for Bermuda ; one aged nineteen, in the Assurance of London, sailed for 
Virginia with John Budd, aged fifteen, who probably came to Southold ; 
and one aged twenty-six, in the Constance, sailed for Virginia, with several 
who arrived in New England (10 iV, Y. G.and B. Rec, pp. 73, 74, 75), It 
may well be doubted whether we have a full account of passengers who 
came with Captain Joseph Youngs, — {Ide7n.) 

In 1636 many ships arrived in New England with cargoes and pas- 
sengers, of whom we have very imperfect accounts. Several made quick 
])assages (Drake's Boston, p. 193). Henry Vane was then Governor of 

In July, when this Thomas, his wife, and mother were admitted as in- 
habitants, it was ordered that he might " have one fishing lot on the neck." 
This order for his wife's brother, Christopher Youngs, has been explained 
in 14 JV. Y. G. and B. Rec, p. 66, and in other places. They were not 
fishermen. There was great scarcity of food. Captain Joseph Youngs and 
John Herbert had each his half-acre " in the neck," and many others. It 
deserves attention, because, as the ordinary fishermen could not be gath- 
ered very regularly to church or to town meeting, where public opinion 
was shaped and enforced, there was discredit thrown upon fishermen, 
which may not have been deserved. 

The ship-carpenter could act as house-carpenter. It is understood 
that he worked hard to build a house for his mother, fronting the south 
harbor, adjoining the house and lot of Joseph Grafton, and that he and his 
wife and children lived with her. We have seen no clear indication of a 
separate house. It is probable he went to different places to assist in 
building houses or vessels, both of which were in great demand. 

October 21, 1639, — Although two of his children were baptized at this 
date, it is believed that one of them was at this time about two years of 
age. The baptismal entry is copied in 6 Essex Inst., 237, with the daugh- 
ter's name "Mercy;" supposed a mistake. But if not an error, then an- 
other daughter may be traced. Several of that name appeared at Southold. 
The other names on the same baptismal list are instructive. The account 
of church members, for three years after 1637, was kept by the Rev, John 
Fiske, who was from St, James, Suftblk Co., England (i Essex Inst,, 37), 
Perhaps the fairest explanation would be that Martha, born in 1637, while 
Rev. John Youngs was at Salem, was baptized by him, as that might be a 
very natural course, and no record be found ; and " Mercy " perhaps was 
a twin and did not survive. 

1884.] The Moore Faintly of Soiithold, L. I. 5j 

In 1640, 1641 or 1642, Captain Joseph Youngs, his brother-in-law, had 
suits at Salem against Richard Graves and against Richard Hollingworth, 
called the principal shipwrights of Salem, and recovered judgments against 
them. After judgments recovered, they obtained from the court exten- 
sions of time for payment ; perhaps very desirable for them when money 
was very scarce ; but injurious to the creditor wanting money for other 
adventures. Some irritation connected with this, may have affected T. M. 
In 1642, December 2 2d, 27th, Thomas More, doubtless this one, was 
admitted a freeman of Massachusetts, and sworn as such at Salem ; at the 
same time with Creorge Gardner (before named), William Robinson, and 
Hugh Cawken, Richard Prince (tailor), and some others (3 N'. Eng. Gen. 
Reg., 1S9). Whether this was the W. Robinson executed as a Quaker in 
1659, we know not. One of the name was at Southold in 1675. With 
the other name, misspelt for Caulkins, the " History of New London," by 
Miss Caulkins, has made us better acquainted. 

In 1643, on 11"' of 10"' mo. (December), there was granted to Thomas 
Moore five acres on Darby-fort side. 

In 1644, October 13th, Thomas More and Martha, his wife, were dis- 
missed from the church at Salem, with no censure stated or apparent ; 
doubtless then contemplating removal. But the civil war in England was 
not over. 

On December 29th, and at later dates, it can be inferred that his wife, 
at least, had not departed, as the children were baptized there. At this 
date Hempstead, L. I., was one of the prominent places for settlement by 
Englishmen, invited by the Dutch. The broad-axe attributed at Hemp- 
stead to Miles Moore, of Milford, in 1645, "'^.y have been his. In 1657 
or before. Miles was at New Eondon. 

In 1647, 4"" mo. 19, the death of Christopher Youngs, brother of the 
wife of T. M., recognized him and her as still of Salem, and imposed 
some additional cares. (8 N'. Efig. Gen. Heg., 148; 14 N. V. G. and B. 
Rec, 67.) 

In 1649 their brother-in-law, Captain Joseph Youngs, sold out his two 
houses and four acres at Salem, and removed to Southold (14 iV] Y. G. 
atid B. Rec, 68). 

In 1650, December 15th, their daughter Mary was baptized at Salem. 
On Eong Island the truce line had been agreed to by the Dutch. South- 
old appeared a safe place and a convenient one for ship-building. 

April 14, 165 1, is the latest date found at Salem for any of the family. 
Martha More and Mehitable King were witnesses to an assignment by 
Robert Entry of John Wolley's articles of apprenticeship to John Swasey, 
then of Salem. [He married Mary King, and the next year conveyed his 
Salem dwelling to Dorothy King, and soon after appeared also at Southold.] 
And at that date, or very soon, this Thomas More and his family removed 
to Southold, E. I., leaving his mother Ann and sister Grafton residing at 

Southold was then in combination with the New Haven Colony. 

In 1652, while he was building and fixing his new dwelling-house and 
ship-yard, the English government under Cromwell was getting into hos- 
tilities with the Dutch — war was declared. Englishmen from the west end 
of Eong Island fell back eastwardly, and prepared to defend themselves 
from hostile Indians and from the Dutch also, if hostile. 

In March, 1653, Captain John Young, in command of a small vessel, 

62 The Moore Family of Southold, L. I. [April, 

trading in Long Island Sound [probably owned by T. More and J. 
Herbert], ventured to or toward New York, and was captured by the 
Dutch, imprisoned on board the King Solomon, and an inventory officially 
taken of the contents of ffis " leatherne bag,'" including comb, towel, 
pins, flints, shoe-strings, gloves, tobacco, paper-guilders (580) and wam- 
pum (original at Albany) ; but he and his vessel were found difficult to 
hold, for both soon escaped. 

On April 13th, upon bail being agreed to be taken, he surrendered, 
and bond was given for his appearance by Isaac Allerton, Edward More, 
Robert Coe, and John Lawrence. 

The " General Court " was held at New Haven on March 8th. The 
political opponents of Mr. Youngs, as reported, charged him with saying he 
would " make a garrison at Southold," to defend him against the " power 
of New Haven," (a mistake) for which the court (of course) "judged it 
necessary that John Youngs should be called to account ;" but " they hear 
now by Richard Law " (of Stamford) that John Youngs is imprisoned at 
the Dutch," and they ordered that " if any letter should be sent from his 
father or others, soliciting this jurisdiction to use some means for attain- 
ing his liberty, then a letter sliould be sent from hence to the Dutch 
Governor desiring he may be delivered to us here at New Haven," etc.; 
and the next entry is, " Mr. Herbert and Mr, Moore, inhabitants of South- 
old, being here, the Court desired to speak with them, and being come 
before the court, they asked them concerning the affairs of Southold " 
(not important for the present purpose, but embracing the topic of oaths 
of fidelity) ; and " after Thomas Moore was departed, he returned again to 
ye court and declared his willingness to take the oath of fidelity now, 
which the court well accepted and administered the oath of fidelity to 
him, and declared that if he be a member of Salem church, and have 
letters of recommendation, and lies under no offence to hinder, he may 
have the freeman's charge given him at Southold and be admitted a free- 
man, as others are " (2d " New Haven Colonial Records " by Hoadley, 51", 
52). A careful perusal to gather all the surroundings may be necessary 
before judging of this proceeding. The New Haven majority was appar- 
ently in favor of prosecuting hostilities against the Dutch, but the magis- 
trates were restraining them, because Massachusetts dissented, and the 
Commissioners of the United Colonies held back. The war would be and 
was decided without them. 

On March 2 2d, the same topics were again before the New Haven 
Court ; a letter from Rev. Mr. Youngs had been received; which was read, 
desiring interference. The Governor reported that upon receiving this 
letter, the magistrates of New Haven met, sent for Mr. Herbert and Mr. 
Moore, then in town, and told them that if they would be bound in ^100 
that John Youngs should appear before the magistrates of New Haven to 
answer, etc., they would interfere; and without pursuing details, it suffi- 
ciently appears that this mode of action to obtain a j^risoner and a vessel, 
supposed to be in the hands of the enemy, was unsatisfactory. 

A bark called the Prince of Conde, sailed by Jan Jansen of St. Ubes, 
of New York, had been captured from the Dutch. T. More took some 
pains to purchase and obtam this vessel from the possessors. 

On July 30, 1654, a bond was signed by T. More at New Haven, and 
by Isaac Allerton, senior, to Jan Jansen of St. Obyn, to restore this vessel, 
upon easy terms [Dutch records]. Peace was proclaimed. 

1884.] The Moore Family of Sou/hold, L. I. g-? 

On April 8, 1655, T. More appeared at New York with the bark, and 
executed an agreement and bill of sale of the bark "Prince of Conde," 
as she lay there in the roadstead, with the sails, boat, etc., to Jan Jansen 
Van St. Obyn, for 500 guilders, payable in a piece of cloth, a silver mug, 
a piece of Imen, eight ells of red kersey, and three ankers of distilled 
water?. It was stipulated that Jan Jansen with the bark should deliver 
Mr. More and his passengers and their goods at Southold, on Long Island, 
and should run into Milford, where there should be two or three days 
demurrage — witnesses Isaac Allerton and Jacob Moerinan — signed by 
Thomas More ; and by the other with his mark — Jacob Kip, Secretary. 
(See Dutch Record book of Powers, etc., translated by O. Callaghan in 
i860, p. 114.) 

On September 18, 1655, he and Barnabas Horton were appraisers of 
the estate of James Haines (or Heynes), of Southold (residing near him), 
late of Salem. 

On October 16, 1655, the deed from Richard Brown and Hannah 
(daughter of William Kmg) to Klnathan Topping, for a house and home 
lot at Southold, was executed, from which were excepted apple, pear and 
peach trees standing next to Master Thomas Moore's house (Printed 
Southold Record, \>. 165). His house was on the south side of the main 
road, on a fair site, and the fruit trees were in a pleasant valley extending 
to the creek, opposite the south end of the north road, which led around 
by the north beach to Sterling, now Greenport. 

On June 4, 1656, describing himself of Southold, he conveyed his half 
acre of upland " on the point, by winter harbor, in the township of Salem," 
to Mordecai Craford, for ten shillings. On June 30th, John Herbert sold 
his adjoining lot also to Craford. He also removed to Southold. It 
seems neither had built on the Salem lots, nor, judging by the modern 
appearance of the ground, have they ever been built on since. They 
might answer for a ship yard, or a place to dry fish. 

On August 28, 1656, Captain Joseph Youngs (the brother-in-law of 
T. M.) was at Barbadoes, taking there a cargo of provisions from Long. 
Island, and probably some noted passengers. The proceedings there 
under Cromwell's orders can be studied. Captain Youngs left some beef 
there (to be sold) for which his estate was held responsible by the widow 
of Jonas Wood, upon a bill of lading, that is preserved. 

On November 9, 1657, a daughter of T. M. died at Southold, as noted 
on the town records, but name not preserved. It may have been " Mercy " 
before mentioned, or another b. at Southold. 

On February 3, 1657/8, T. M. was on Shelter Island, with John 
Youngs and John Budd, and signed certificate about delivery of possession 
to Nathaniel Sylvester, on the execution of a deed by Booth to Sylvester. 
In 165S, a list of lots which had been allotted to him or purchased by 
him at Southold, was made out, doubtless for taxation. His home lot of 
six acres, more or less, was bounded by the widow Payne's habitation S. W., 
and by the creek. He had several other parcels ; one noted as owned 
in 1652. 

John Herbert was reported by the Rev. Mr. Davenport as sick " at 
M'anhadoes," now New York City. On September 5th, T. M. was an 
appraiser of his estate, and on September 15th he appraised the estate of 
Capt. Joseph Youngs. Both were deceased. They were prominent and 
important men, deserving of a better memorial. 

6zL The Moore Family of Southohi, L. 1. [April, 

On May 26, 1658, Tho. More appeared at New Haven as one of the 
Deputies from Southold to that organized jurisdiction, Barnabas Horton 
being the other, and Francis Newman, Governor. " The Deputies 01 
Southold propounded ye desire of their town to re-purchase of ye jurisdic- 
tion a p-cell of land called Mattatock and Akkabawke ; which, ye court 
considering, by vote declared, that they paying 7 li. in good pay, ye said 
land is theires ; which was accepted by their deputees " (and the payment 
afterward made). 

" The proceedings of ye court against Humphrey Norton, a Quaker, 
being read, were approved by ye vote of this court." (N. Haven Col. Rec, 
^653-65, p. 233.) It is not stated how any member voted. By tradition 
T. More was friendly to the Quakers, and the two delegates from Southold 
disagreed. This is probable from their general course. 

" Tho. More and Barnabas Horton were chosen and sworn constables 
for Southold for ye yeare ensuiing, who have the same power comitted to 
them wch was given to ye constables there ye 30th May of 1649." (Id., p. 
236.) Unfortunately no record of this power was preserved at New Haven. 
Some other proceedings of the court on that day appear in the second edi- 
tion of Thompson, L. I., vol. i., p. 378. The constables were the chief 
officers and magistrates of the town. It was an important office in Eng- 
land. Cromwell, objecting to the title of king, said he was only a con- 
stable. A harsh law was passed against Quakers, to which, by tradition, 
T. M. dissented ; but by the custom of that period, no dissent was permit- 
ted to be recorded or published. His son and friends dissented. 

In 1659 he was not re-elected. Mr. Wells resumed his old position 
with Mr. Horton. T. M. acted as a magistrate on the trials of many small 
controversies at Southold, of which trials there was an attempt to keep 
minutes. Some men who had been soldiers in the civil war in Eng- 
land returned to Long Island. The struggle between kingdom and com- 
monwealth intiamed or excited contentions. We discover no harsh 
decisions. The trial of Arthur Smyth at New Haven can be read in " New 
Haven Col. Rec." Smyth sold out at Southold and removed to Brook- 
Haven, then less cultivated. He had been a soldier in the Pequot war. 
T. M. and Joseph Youngs witnessed his conveyance to Mrs. Margaret 
Youngs, widow of Ca])t. Joseph, of his house and lot of land at Southold, 
near T. M's, on the opposite corner. 

T. More received a deed from Capt. John Underbill (who went also to 
Brookhaven) for the house and home lot of the latter at Southold, adjoin- 
ing the lot of Joseph Youngs, son of Capt. Joseph. The warriors removed 
to a more exposed place. 

It appears from the trials and town papers, that the inhabitants united 
in fencing a large field owned by them in separate parcels, called the Gen- 
eral field, which they cultivated peaceably, thus saving fence. They also 
fenced off large districts, on which they put their hogs, as well as other cat- 
tle, and thus the young pigs grew up wild. These became difficult for 
their owners either to catch or to distinguish ; and some of the curious 
little law suits were for shooting hogs, claimed by the prosecutor to be his. 
There were many suits in every new settlement before the law was settled 
about cattle marks and fences. The suit about Rev. Mr. Pierson's dun- 
colt may be a sufficient sample, reported in " New Haven Hist. Coll.," pp. 

349> 465- 

In 1659/60, Benjamin, aged twenty years, the second son ofT. More, using 

1884.] The Moore Family of Southold, L. I. gr 

a boat of his with Abraham Whittier, aged twenty-two years, and another 
young man, went down the Bay or River to Ketcham's farm, near modern 
Greenport, to kill wild turkies. The story told in court exhibits a very 
different condition of things from the modern. 

In 1660/61, upon the Restoration of the King in England, few were 
bold enough to petition the new government to stop the barbarous cruel- 
ties and illegalities practised against the Quakers, One Petition bears the 
names of Nathaniel Sylvester, of Shelter Island, and " Tho. Moore " (as 
copied in England). But whether it was this Thomas or another, we can- 
not (from the copy) decide. Nothing was needed in England but a truth- 
ful certificate that such things had occurred. The perpetrators, conscious 
of guilt, sought to conceal the truth. The petty tyrants, Dutch and Eng- 
lish, urged strongly that they could maintain no rule if any appeal was 
allowed from their arbitrary judgments. We have learned in modern times 
how much stronger a judge is, against popular resentment, when a fair 
method is allowed to correct errors which are inevitable results of human 
frailties and passions. With good jails or good security to stop and hold 
the accused, nothing is gained by hurried executions or by lynch law. A 
firm and steady repression of disorder is effectual. A passionate exhibition 
of resentment or vengeance brings retaliation and unending disorder. 

The Quakers, as a body, probably arose from the farmers of the monas- 
teries — the best farmers of England and generally religious — who adhered 
to their religion after their priors and priests were forbidden to be seen in 
England, during the war which Queen Elizabeth had with those that were 
hostile to her. When the monastery leases for three lives expired the farmers 
were expelled from their farms by the warriors, and seeking farming land, fled 
from the rough ])ersecution of the coarse, ignorant, and brutal. We have 
little concern with their theological opinions, but may say that opinions 
of the many, to be candid and intelligent, require slow teaching or preach- 
ing. The use of figures instead of the names of the months at that period 
was not peculiar to Quakers. It was common in all the public records. 
The word " thee" instead of "you" was long adhered to by them, but had 
been dropped by other educated penmen and by their scholars. 

In 1661, Capt. Ralph Goldsmith brought back to America some of the 
banished Quakers (see 4th ed. Mass. Hist. Coll., vol. ix., p. 161. Journal 
of George Fox, p. 325, 13 N. Y. G. and B. Rec. 147). He is described of 
London, mariner. It is probable he was related to the Rev. John Gold- 
smith, who succeeded Rev. Christopher Youngs at Reydon and Southwold, 
in England (14 do., 65), and to the Goldsmiths who came to Southampton 
and Southold, on Long Island. 

Such relationship would be a fair reason for T. More to be hospitable 
and civil to him. He bought land at Southold and put it in charge of N. 
Sylvester. The deeds are not recorded with the others of the town, the 
records being in the hands of their legal antagonists, and we have not their 
dates in order ; but find them mentioned afterward. It is probable he 
brought supplies of needed articles from England and took deeds in pay- 
ment. The place was in great need of supplies, by reason of the disorders 
and non-intercourse of the civil war and the Dutch war. Shipwrights 
needed many things. There was little money. Land was almost a cur- 
rency, as well as tobacco and cheese. 

In July, 1662, a strip along the Sound, opposite the modern village of 
Greenport, before left in common, was laid off and allotted, one-third, the 

66 The Moore Family of SoutJioId, L. I. [April, 

eastern end, for Capt. John Youngs ; one-third, the middle part, for this 
Thomas More, and one-third, the western end, for the Hashamomack in- 
habitants. This land thus allotted to him became known as the eastern 
boundary of the Hashamomack inhabitants. It embraced a swamp then 
and ever since called Pine swamp, and the land north of it to the Long 
Island Sound. The swamp had a few pine trees. 

In May of that year, his deposition as a witness was taken in writing 
before John Ogden, then a magistrate of the Hartford colony, residing at 
North sea, or Northampton, in the town of Southampton, in a lawsuit pros- 
ecuted by Charles Glover against James Mills ; and this was read in court at 
New Haven on May 29th, and was published at length in Mr. Hoadley's 
"New Haven Historical Collections, p. 393." The depositions of his son 
Nathaniel, and of Alice Rawlings, "being at A[r. More's at Southold," can 
all be read, and we must omit them, although inviting a long review. We 
cannot be sure how much of the terse language of the deposition was Mr. 
Ogden' s, or was that of the witness. No doubt Capt. John Youngs was 
the arbitrator chosen on the part of Charles Glover, the shipwright, an old 
settler sent out by John Mason ; and the other, the lawyer, Mr. Wells, 
must have been the one chosen by James Mills, who, without legal evi- 
dence, could avoid deciding how much was due for extra size or extra 
work ; and Mr. Mills escaped payment. Neither the New Haven mag- 
nates, nor those of Massachusetts, nor this learned successor as deputy and 
magistrate, could admit that anything was wrong or defective on their i)art 
toward exposed Islanders, Shipwrights, Quakers, or any one. It is plain 
they failed to secure the good opinion of the residents of Southold, who 
were left alone to erect forts and to defend themselves against Indians and 
against Dutch hostilities, and only attempted to be punished as if they would 
fight New Haven, or because they tolerated Quakers. We can notice 
that a journey across the smooth Bay of Peconic, to testify before the 
Hartford magistrate, was found more convenient than the longer journey 
west and across Long Island Sound to New Haven. The Senior could ap- 
preciate this, and Charles Glover was not well pleased with results. 

The next occurrence was an important one for New Haven. A new 
charter for the Hartford organization was obtained in England. It was 
intended to embrace Southauipton, L. L, which had before joined that 
colony, and John Ogden, the magistrate of Southampton, was named in it 
as a corporator and officer. Its words embracing " Islands " were sup- 
posed to include Southold, lying north of Southampton, and nearer to 
Connecticut. The charter was brought to Southold and exhibited there 
before it was made public at Hartford. The result was that about forty 
men, nearly all the prominent men of the town, except lawyer Wells, the 
Horton's and a few others at the west, signed an appointment of Captain 
John Youngs as a Delegate from Southold to the newly chartered govern- 
ment at Hartford ; and they were generally admitted freemen of that 
colony. The document is preserved at Hartford with original signatures, 
many of them well written. It requires a skilful reader of such old writ- 
ings to get all the letters correct. By the aid of Mr. Hoadley, and by 
comparison with deeds, all the names can be clearly read except the full 
sur-names of one or two. The leader at the head of the right-hand column 
was Charles Glover (name not easily read), and the next we suppose was 
Thomas More the junior, who had protested against New Haven (although 
without the addition of junior to his signature) ; and it may be the senior. 

18S4.] The Moore Family of Soui/iold, L. I. 57 

Abraham whom we have called " Whittier," wrote his name " Whichcheer." 
There were three named "Youngs," and only one "Smyth," In the left- 
hand column, were only three names, perhaps added after the others, 
Thomas More, probably the senior, John Herbert, son of the deceased 
John, and Barnabas Winds. These forty names being the majority of 
freemen practically carried the town to the Hartford organization, and 
New Haven office holders refusing to concur had to be drilled into obe- 
dience. Probably few now regret that Connecticut became a single 
State, instead of two, although there was then and for many years not a 
little grumbling. We need not here discuss the rule followed at New 
Haven, in having only church-members in power. But it gives a clue to 
the leading grumblers. Few even of those who urge the rule can deny that 
it has been woefully abused. 

Thomas, the son, became a freeholder by the conveyance to him, about 
this time, of the house and lot purchased of Captain Underbill ; or perhaps 
he was so before. Among the deeds to Ralph Goldsmith was one apparently 
from him for one hundred and fifty acres ; one from Charles Glover for 
one hundred acres, and one from Geoffrey Jones, son-in-law of Charles 
Glover, for fifty acres. There was a deed also from John Conkling, who 
soon removed to Huntington. In 1665, the first lot at Agueboque, a 
large lot, was allotted on a division to T. More, the senior, and in Febru- 
ary, 1665 6, he received a deed for connnon lands at Agueboque from Rich- 
ard and Abigail Terry. In May, 1666, he united with others in executing 
a deed for Plumb Island to Captain John Youngs, and in September he 
received a deed from John Ketcham, for one hundred and fifty acres near 
Greenport, before mentioned, which had been granted by James Farrett, 
as agent for Lord Sterling, to Richard Jackson on August 15, 1640; 
by Jackson to Thomas Witherly (with a dwelling house) on October 23, 
1640 ; by Witherly, a mariner, to Stephen Goodyear, of New Haven ; and 
by Goodyear to John Ketcham. The title of Goodyear was recognized 
in other deeds in 1649, and that of Ketcham in 1658/9, who removed west 
with the warriors and left many descendants. 

In 1667 a deed was received from John Svveazey, formerly of Salem, for 
a house, barn, and land at Southold. This was recorded at Southampton. 
It may be inferred that the clerk's office at Southold was not in friendly 
hands. Some erasures and changes can yet be detected. 

In 1667/8 the senior executed a deed to his son Benjamin, also re- 
corded in Southampton ; it may be because his son married a daughter of 
James Hampton, then residing there. 

On February 14, 1668, "Mr. Thomas More's vessel" reported "cast 
away at Cape Cod in a storm ; four persons perished, and much wealth 
lost." (34 N. Efig. Gen. -Reg-, 298). We judge he was not in command, 
but repaired there. Some controversy arose about salvage. An agree- 
ment, made October 29th, was sanctioned by the court. (Freeman's His- 
tory Cape Cod, vol. i., p. 263.) 

In 1 67 1 he and his wife Martha (then living) received P^dward Betty's 
son James, until of age. 

In March, 1672, he and John Budd executed to Isaac Arnold a bill of 
sale for one-eighth of the Ketch "Thomas and John," of forty-four tons, 
"gone for the Island of Barbados " (see i Essex Inst., 275). But it was not 
a successful vessel for such a voyage. 

In 1673, the Dutch having re-captured New York, sought to induce or 

68 The Moore Family of Sotithold, L. I. [April, 

compel all Long Island to adhere to them. He was named by the cap- 
tors to be one of the magistrates for the town. They presently sent com- 
missioners to examine and report. They came to his house and held a 
formal audience. He declined to act as magistrate. The town resolved 
to adhere to Connecticut, and had decisive aid. The visit, voyage, parade, 
and audience are all graphically set forth in 3 TV^ Y. Doc. Hist., 207, 211. 
A painter might embellish the scene. 

He received and executed, at different dates, various deeds which 
need not be described. Various other particulars would consume too much 
space. He had a suit with Francis Brinley in 1679; an appeal in 1680; 
and in 1682 conveyed land in settlement. In 1683 he was overseer (like 
supervisor) of the town, and he was one of the committee to nominate a 
member for the first assembly held at New York. In 1684, called senior, 
he was one of a committee to seat persons in the "meeting-house." In 
1685 he was again a magistrate of the town, authorized to try small 
causes. A list of lots preserved in the town book describes his land. On 
January 8, 1687/8, he executed a deed to his grandson Thomas for 
one hundred acres north of Pine Swamp ; the modern homestead. In 
1688 his wife Katharine, having sent her son Thomas Dorsey to England, 
to school, for herself and children conveyed to William Smith (from Tan- 
gier) land at Setauket formerly possessed by Daniel Lane ; witnesses Isaac 
Arnold, the Col. and Richard Smyth (the chief of Smithtown). 

On April 18, 1691, he and his wife Katharine executed a deed to R. 
Howell. On June 25th, he made his 7c>ill. naming Katharine, his wife, his 
two surviving sons, Thomas and Nathaniel, and four daughters, calling them 
Martha Symons, Hannah Symons, Elizabeth Grover, and Sarah Glover ; 
witnesses Joseph Young and Benjamin Young. 

On September 29, 1691, the will was proved before Col. William Smith, 
as judge of the Prerogative Court for Suffolk County, L. I. 

In 1698 there were twenty-four of his surname on the census list. 
Five were married women from other families. Two of his married 
daughters were on the same list, one with children, Martha, at Hempstead, 
with nine children and some grand-children. Some descendants are not 
exactly traced. It was a curious discovery to find in each of three places 
(Queens County, Orange County, and Salisbury, Connecticut), more des- 
cendants afterward than in Southold. 

His active and eventful, but hazardous life, must be left very much to 
the imagination to fill out. 

Jessup. — Prof. Henry G. Jessup, of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. K., is en- 
gaged upon a genealogy of the Jessup family, descendants of Edward Jessup, one of 
the original purchasers in 1663, from the Indian proprietors, of tlie lands comprising the 
present town of West Farms, Westchester County, in this State, and one of the paten- 
tees named in the town patent granted by Governor Nicolls in 1666. In connection 
with this work Prof. Jessup desires information respecting the present Hunt family, de- 
scendants of Thomas Hunt of Hunt's Point, who married Elizabeth, the daughter of 
Edward Jessup. 

1884.] Of the Ktiig/it/iood atui Nobility in Holland. 69 


Translation by Mr. James Riker, from "D'oiide Chronyke ende Histoiien van Hol- 
land," by W. Van Gouthoeven ; a rare work printed at Dordrecht, in 1620. 

The inhabitants of Christendom in all lands were commonly divided or 
separated into three conditions or sorts of persons, as the Ecclesiastics, 
the Nobility, and the Burghery, under which were comprehended the hus- 
bandmen. The first were for teaching the others that which concerns the 
service of God, or Religion, and for the dispensing of the Holy Sacraments 
and other spiritual offices ; and that this should be done more properly, 
were for that purpose, from the early times of the forefathers, granted and 
given lands or tithes for the necessities and maintenance of the Ecclesias- 
tics, to the end that they, being freed from worldly hindrances, should the 
better discharge their bounden duty. The second, living from their own 
income from lands, tithes, and manors, and their savings from merchandise, 
and especially from store-keeping ; but frequenting the wars and the prince's 
banquets, oi: serving in some honest office, were bound to defend the land 
and the other two- classes, with their arms, from the violence or oppression 
of enemies, provided they had command or commission thereto from the 
high magistrate. The third and last (since from ancient times the seizin 
of the lands by gift belonged to the Nobility or Ecclesiastics) got their liv- 
ing by all kinds of handiwork, knowledge, skill, new inventions and mer- 
chandise, cultivating land, and the like; and though their state was the 
least in estimation, yet were they the greatest in number, and quite as 
necessitous as the other two, so that the one could not long subsist without 
the other : and because of the bad rule of some of the nobles, so were many 
of these by their diligence and sobriety come into the property and manors 
of the nobility. The state of the second and the third free to attain to the 
state of the first; the third by natural ability, and from the knowledge and 
practice of arms and of the virtues, having acquired greater wealth, might 
also well attain to the state of the second, and be counted among the 
number of the nobility, as they there came to be acknowledged by the high 
magistrate, or his servants and officers, and the other nobles. The first 
and the second might not come with honor to the state of tue last, as it is 
a shame when men go from the better to the worse. 

The nobility of Holland have their surname nearly all from a village, 
house, or tract of land with a homestead, owned by them or which their 
forefathers have owned, and before such surname place the little word Van ; 
or simply use a surname which before was derived from the first of the 
race, such as Fosk'yn, ./Vagel, Baniaert, Eggert, Beukel, in Holland ; the 
same is also in other neighboring lands in use, as Turck, Cloet, Millinck, 
Pot, Rollyn, Aficaut, and many others. 

Formerly the nobility here (considering it is a small country), was great 
in number ; but by time is much lessened, in part by failure of heirs, or 
that the posterity have come to a common condition by disrupture of the 
country, or no good government to sustain it, so that the number now can- 


Of the Knighthood and Nobility in Holland, 


not reach to thirty-five known noble stocks, bearing different surnames 
and arms. And here follows for remembrance a catalogue or list of all 
which, in the old or new printed chronicles, and in registers, rolls, accounts, 
and other written unniments were placed or mentioned among the knight- 
hood, and the nobles whom men aforetime called Esquires or Shieldbearers 
\Knapen oft Schilt7iape}i\ all bearing or having borne a separate arms; 
although many from a younger brother of one lord or another have sprung, 
who altered their father's arms in the colors or with another device, and 
taking another surname from a tract of land (being a fee farm), so have 
raised up a new lineage. 

In this list a small hand thus £^^ placed before [we substitute a star], 
signifies that of all such noble families heirs are yet living, the others being 
deceased, or at least in Holland no longer known : or if heirs yet remain 
of them (proceeding from lawful marriage), as I suppose is the case, still 
all such, because they are come by mischance to the common condition, 
are no longer known by the other nobility. 







*Aemstel van Mynen, 































































*Duvenvoorde, or Du- 







































Of the Knighiliood and Nobility in Holland. 


Leyen burgh, 









Putten, ^ 






*Roden, now Roon, 






























































Woude, . 








[Note. — We are not to understand the autlior as saying that the names without a 
star were all extinct, but only extinct among the then nobility. And this list is confined 
to the province of Holland. It is to be remembered that most of these names had the 
van prefixed ; some had vander or vanden {of the)^ as Vandenbergli, and others de {the), 
as de Jode, de Potter^ d-e Vriese. Several facts give interest to this list. It dates at the 
beginning of the emigration to New Netherland, and contains some names afterward 
found in this country, as Vanderpoel^ JMolenaer, Potter, Van Norden, Spierinck, now 
Speer, Van Vliet, Van Woert, Van Wyck, Volkenburgh, etc. It enables us in some 
cases to distinguish between names which were hereditary, and those adopted by the col- 
onist from the place of his birth. — J. R.] 

7 2 ^ List of Early Immigrants to Neiv Neiherland. [April, 


Alphabetically Arranged, with Additions and Correc- 
tions, FROM Manuscripts of the lape 
Teunis G. Bergen. 

Communicated by_Van Brunt Bergex, of Bay Ridge, N. Y. 

(Continued from Vol. XV., p. 40, of The Record.) 

Note. — The numbers on the left of the page refer to the list of ships as printed in 
Vol. XIV., p. 190. 

23 Vaex, Jan, from Nieustadt, soldier, April 27, 1660. 

b Van Aerts Daalen, Simon Janse, 1653. 

b Van Amach, Theunis Janse, 1673. 

a Van Amersfoort, Jan Dircksen, 1638. 

a Van Amersfoort, Jan Dircksen, 1642. 

b Van Amersfoort, Jan Harmenssen, 1658. 

a Van Amsterdam, Albert Jansen, 1642. 

a Van Amsterdam, Gysbert Claessen, 1636. 

a Van Amsterdam, Jacob Jansen, 1636. 

a Van Baasle, Johan Helms, 1642. 

a Van Baden, Hans Vos, 1642. 
26 Van Beest, Adriaentje Cornelis, widow and daughter. May 9, 1661. 
26 Van Beest, Aert Pietersen, Buys, wife and son, May 9, 1661. 
31 Van Beest, Annetje Gillis, servant girl, May 24, 16 2, 
26 Van Beest, Frans Jacobsen, wife and 2 children. May 9, 166 1. 
26 Van Beest, Geertje Cornelis, widow and 6 children. May 9, 1661. 
26 Van Beest, Geertruy Teunissen, May 9, 1661. 
26 Van Beest, Goosen Jansen Van Noort, May 9, 1661. 
26 Van Beest, Hendrick Bries, May 9, 1661. 
34 Van Beest, Jan Petersen Buys, ]\lar., 1663. 
26 Van Beest, Peter Marcelis, wife, 4 children, and 2 servants, May 9, 

36 Van Beest, Marretje Theunis, April 16, 1663. 
26 Van Beest, Neeltje Jans, May 9, 1661. 
34 Van Bergen, Andries Pietersen, Mar., 1663. 

a Van Bergen, Martin Gerrittsen, 1630. 

b Van Boerum, Willem Jacobs, 1649. 
41 Van Bommel, Marselis Jansen, farmer, Jan. 20, 1664. 

b Van Bosch, Jan Wouterse, 1659. 

a Van Breda, Claes Jansen, 1639. 

a Van Bremen, Jan Jansen, 1646. 

a Van Breukelen, Cornelis Teunissen, 163 1. 

a Van Broeckhuysen, Mauritz Jansen, 1636. 

a Van Broeckhuysen, Michel Jansen, 1636. 

b Van Brunt, Ruth Joosten, 1653. 

a "N^an Bersingeren, Adriaen Cornelissen, 1642. 

1 884. J A List of Early Immigrants to New Netherlatid. •I'l 

a Van Bunick, Gysbert Adriaensen, 1638. 

a Van Bunick, Tomas Jansen, 1636. 

a Van Buren, Cornells, Maessen, 1631. 
24 Van Buren, Gerrit Aartsen, farmer, April 27, 1660. 
24 Van Buren, Gerrit Cornelissen, farmer, April 27, 1660. 

b Van Buren, Jacob Willeni, 1649. 

a Van Campen, Jacob Jansen, 1640. 

b Van Cassant, Isaack, 1652. 
_^Van Cleef, Jan, 1653. 
30 Van Compen, Claes, from Oldenburg, farmer's boy, May 24, 1662. 

12 Van Coppenol, Jan. from Ronsen, farmer, wife and 2 children, Feb., 


a Van Cremyn, Joachim Kuttelhuys, 1642. 

a Van Curler, Arendt, 1630. 
27 Van Denen, Annetje, from Enden, May 9, 1661. 
21 Van der Beecke, William, from Oudenaerde, soldier, Mar. 9, 1660. 

a Van der Belt, Adriaen Teunissen, 1640. 

a Van der Belt, Simon Walings, 1636. 

a Van der Bogaert, Harman Mynderts, 1646. 

3 Van den Bos, Jan Jansen, mason, and his brother, Dec, 1657. 

43 Van der Briel, Anietje Hendricks, Jan, 20, 1664. 
a Van der Donk, Adriaen, 1641. 

44 Van der Hagen, Seravia, and child, April 17, 1664. 

4 Van der Kuyl, Cornelis Barentsen, Dec, 1657. 

36 Van der Peich, Matthys Bastiaensen, and daughter, April 16, 1663. 
14 Van der Schelling, Jacobus, and his boy, April, 1659. 
6 Van der Sluys, Andries, wife of and child, clerk in B'ort Orange, May 

14 Van der Spiegel, Laurens, van Flissingen, April, 1659. 

13 Van der Veer, Cornelis Jansen, farmer, Feb., 1659. 
12 Van der Wielen, Laurens Jacobs, Feb., 1659, 

b Van Deventer, Jan, 1662. 

b Van de Water, Jacobus, 1658. 

14 Van de Wert, Marten, from Utrecht, hatter, April, 1659. 
17 Vandieu, Dirck Gerritsen, from Tricht, farmer, Mar., 1660. 

a Van Doom, Cornelis Lambertsen, 1642. 
a Van Dublin, Jan Andriessen, 1646. 
b Van Duyn, Gerrit Cornelis, 1649. 
24 Van Duyvelant, Jan, the wife of, April 27, 1660. 

5 Van Duyvelant, Jan Adriaensen, May, 1658. 
b Vandyck, Achias Janse, 165 1. 

b Vandyck, Jan Janse, 1652. 
b Vandyck, Karel Janse, 1652. 
b Van Dyckhuys, Jan Theunis, 1653. 
14 Van Ecke, Peter, from Leyden, planter, April, 1659. 
a Van Edam, Dirck Jansen, 1636. 
a Van Edam, Jan Michaelsen, 1637. 
a Van Edam, Rynier Tymanssen, 1636. 
a Van Edam, Tys Barentsen Schoonmaker, 1636. 
b Van Ens, Cornelis Hendricksen, May, 1658. 
a Van Es, Cornelis Hendricksen, 1642. 
a Van Franiker, Jan Terssen, 1635. 

74 A List of Early Immigrants to Neio Netherla7id. [April, 

a \^.\\ Frederickstad, Arent Andriessen, 1636. 
12 Van Garder, Gillis Jansen, wife and 4 children, Feb., 1659. 

a Van Gertruydenburgh, Paulus Jansen, 1642. 

6 Van Gilthuys, Gerrit Gerritsen, tailor, May, 165S. ^ 

6 Van Gloockens, Jan Evertsen, May, 1658. I 

12 Van Gorehem, Weyntje Martens, Feb., 1659. ■ 

44 Van Haagen, Maria, and child, ag. 4, April 17, 1664. 
22 V"an Haen, Gerrit Mannaet, soldier, April 15, 1660. 

6 Van Halen, Peter, from Utrecht, wife, 2 children, and a boy, May, 1658. 

a Van Hanielwaard, Adam Roelantsen, 1639. 

a Van Hamelwaard, Martin Hendricksen, 1638. 
2,Z Van Heyningen, Claes Jansen, Oct., 1662. 

8 Van Hooghvelt, Lysbet, Dec. 20, 1656. 

a Van Hoosem, Jan, 1646. 

a Van Houtten, Cornelis Kryne, 1640. 

a Van Houtten, Jan Cornelissen, 1640. 

a Van Houtten, Jan Creyne, 1642. 

a Van Houtten. Roeloff Cornelissen, 1638. 

11 Van Kampen, Jan Brandsen, farmer, June, 1658. 
b Van Kerck, Jan Sen., 1663. 

12 Van Kootuyck, Wouter Gerritsen, Feb., 1659. 

6 Van Laer, Adriaen, from Amsterdam, and servant, A[ay, 1658. 
20 Van Leeuwen, Cornelis Jacobs (in the service of Roeloff Swartwout), 
April 15, 1660. 

a Van Leyden, Wm. Fredericksen, 1642. 
44 Van Lier, Jan Evertsen, the wife of, and child ag. 8, April 17, 1664. 
34 Van Limmigen, Jan Cornelisz, Mar., 1663. 

15 Van Loo, Barent, from Elburg, April, 1659. 
a Van Luyderdorp, Juriaen Bestval, 1642. 

a Van Luyten, Arendt Teunissen, 1642. 

- a Van Maesterlandt, Roeloff Jansen, 1630. 

16 Van Manen, Gerrit, from Wagening, Dec, 1659. 
b Van Meeteren, Kreyn Janse, 1663. 

a Van Merkerk, Cornelis Teunissen, 1637. 

14 Van Meulen, Geertry, maiden, April, 1659. 

a Van Munnichendam, Pieter Cornelissen, 1636. 

39 Van Naerden, Beletje Jacobs, Sejit., 1663. 

39 Van Naerden, Dirck Teunissen, Sept., 1663. 

12 Van Naerden, Jan Roelofsen, farmer, Feb., 1659. 

b Van Nesten, Pieter, 1647. 

a Van Nieukerke, Brandt Peelen, 1630. 

15 Van Niewkerk, Gerrit Cornelis, wife, boy, and sucking child, April, 


b Van Noostrant, Simon Hanssen, 1639. 
42 Van Norden, Jan Wouterse, Jan. 20, 1664. 

a Van Nordinge, Pieter Nicolaussen, 1637. 

b Van Nuys, Auke Janse, 165 1. 

b Van Nuys, Jan Oake, 165 1. 
42 Van Oy, Govert, wife and 3 children, Jan. 20, 1664. 

b Van Pelt, Anthony, 1663. 

/; Van Pell, Gysbert Thysen Laenen, 1663. 

b Van Pelt, Hendrick Thyssen, 1666. 

1 884. J A List 0/ Early Immigrants to New Nether land. or 

b Van Pelt, Theunis Janse Laenen, 1663. 
b A"an Pelt, Wouter, 1663. 
a Van Rotterdam, Hans Jansen, 1639. 
a Van Rotterdam, Jan Jansen, 1640. 
a Van Ruth, Claes Jansen, 1641. 

11 Van Sauten, Adam, wife and 2 children, June, 1658. 
a Van Schaick, Goosen Gerritsen, 1637. 

a Van Schoonderwoerdt, Cornelis Cornelissen, 1641. 

a Van Schoonderwoerdt, Cornelis Gerritsen, 1642. 

a Van Schoenderwoerdt, Rutger Jacobsen, 1636. 

a Van Schoenderwordt, Tennis Jacobsen, 1640. 

21 Van Schure, Willem, from Leuren, soldier, Afar. 9, 1660. 

b Van Sichgelen, P'erdinandus, 1652. 

a Van Sleswyck, Juriaen, 1642. 

a Van Sl}'ck, Cornelis Antonissen, 1641. 

a Van Soest, Rutger Hendricksen, 1630. 

a Van Soest, Seger Hendricksen, 1630. 

a Van Steltyn, Evert Pels, 1642. 

a Van Stoutenburgh, Jacob Jansen, 1646. 

b Van Sutphen, Dirck Janse, 1651. 

36 Van Teyl, Jan Otto, wife and child, ag. 2, April 16, 1663. 

12 Van Twiller, Goossen, from New-Kerk, Feb., 1659. 
a Van Utrecht, Jacob Adriaensen, 1639. 

a Van Valckenburg, Lambert, 1645. 

a Van Vechten, Tennis Cornelissen, 1637. 

a Van Vechten, Tennis Dircksen, 1638. 

a Van Vee, Pieter Hertgers, 1645. 
24 Van Veen, Gerrit Jansz, from Calemburg, farmer's boy, April 27, 1660. 

a Van Veere, Maryn Andriaensen, 163 1. 
32 Van Venloo, Lendert Dircksen, of Rumunt, Sept. 2, 1662. 

a Van Vlecburg, Cristen Cristyssen Noorman, 1636. 

b Van Vliet, Dirck Jansen, 1664. 

b Van Vliet, Jan Dircks, 1664. 

b Van Voorhees, Jan Stevense, 1660. 

b Van Voorhees, Luycas Stevense, 1660. 

a Van Voorhoudt, Cornelis Segers, 1642. 

b Van Voorhuys, Court Stevense, 1661. 

6 Van Vrendenburch, Willem, May, 1658. 

a Van VVaalwyck, Claes Jansen, 1642. 

a Van Wesepe, Gysbert Cornelissen, 1645. 

a Van Westbroek, Cornelis Teunissen, 1631. 

b Van Wickelen, Evert Janssen, 1664. 
42 Van Wie, Lysbeth Janssen, near Goch, Jan. 20, 1664. 

b Van Wyck, Cornelis Barense, 1660. 
12 Van Ysselstein, Jannetje Theunis, Feb., 1659. 

b Van Zutphen, Jan Barense, 1657. 

b Vechten, Claes Arense, 1660. 

b Vechten, Hendrick, 1660. 
2,6 Verbeeck, Gerrit, April 16, 1663. 

a Verbeeck, Johannes, 1635. 
21 Verele, Johannis, from Antwerp, soldier. Mar. 9, 1660. 
12 Verhagen, Josyntje, from Middleburg, and daughter, Feb., 1659. 

76 -^ List of Early Irmnigrants to New Netherland. [April, 

34 Verkerk, Jan Jansen, from Buren, wife and 5 children, ag. 9, 8, 6, 5, 
I, Mar., 1663. 
b Verkerk, Roeloff, 1663. 
14 Vermeulen, Albert Theunissen, from Rotterdam, wife and 4 children, 

April, 1659. 
2^T^ Verniele, Isaac, wife and 4 children, ag. all over 20, Oct., 1662. 
44 Vernoey, Corneliss Cornelisse, wife and sucking child, Jan. 20, 1664. 
44 Verplanck, Abigel^ and child, April 17, 1664. 
39 Verplanck, Susanna, and child, Sept., 1663, ' 

b Verschier, Wouter Gysbert, 1649. 
39 Ver Schuren, Lysbet, Sept., 1663. 

2 Vincent, Adriaen, April, 1657. 
31 Vincian, Adriaen, from Tournay, farmer, wife and 3 children, ag. 18, 

12, 5, May 24, 1662. 
II Volckertse, Jannetje, wife of Evert Luykese, baker, and daughter, June, 

39 Voorst, Willem, from Arnhem, Sept., 1663. 
23 Vorst, Thomas, from Bremen, soldier, April 27, 1660. 
27 Vos, Cornells Dircksen, wife, mother, and 2 children. May 9, 1661. 
39 Vreesen, Jan, from. Hamburg, Sept., 1663. 

23 Vreesen, Jan, from Hamburg, cadet, wife and 2 children, April 27, 


a Wagenaar, Jacob Aertsen, 1642. 

b Waldron, Daniel, 1652. 

23 Warten, Teunis, from Gorcum, soldier, April 27, 1660. 

a Wemp, Jan Barentsen, 1645, 

34 Wessels, Hendrick, from Wishem, Mar., 1663. 

42 Wessels, S. Vander (wife died on passage), Jan. 20, 1664. 

16 Wesse]sen,Wessel, from Munster, Dec, 1659, 

a Westercamp, Hendrick, 1646. 

44 Wienrick, Hendrick, from Wesel, April 17, 1664. 

23 WiUays, Ferdinandus, from Cortryck, soldier, April 27, 1660. 

36 Willems, Arnoldus, brother-in-law of Gerrit Jans, April 16, 1663. 

26 Willems, Geertje, from Amsterdam, May 9, 1661. 
b Willemse, Hendrick, 1649. 

44 Willemse, Arnoldus, April 17, 1664. 

b Willemse, Johannis, 1662. 
44 Willemse, Maes, from Hooghlant, April 17, 1664. 

b Willemse, Willem, 1657. 

b Willemsen, Abram, 1662. 

a Willemsen, Adriaen, 1642. 

27 Willemsen, Jan, from the Loosdrecht, wife and 2 sons. May 9, 1661. 
a Willemsen, Matheld, 1642. 

b Willkens, Claes, 1662. 
22 Wiskhousen, Jan, from Bergen in Norway, soldier, April 15, 1660. 

a Witsent, Thomas, 1631. 

b Woertman, Dirck Janse, 1647. 
II Wolf, Claes, from the Elve, sailor, June, 1658. 

a Wolfertsen, Jacob, 1641, 

1 884. J Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. yy 

37 Worstei", Peter, June 27, 1663. 

34 Wouters, Claes, from Amersfoort, wife and child, ag. 8, Mar., 1663. 
30 Wouterse, Jacob, Mar. 24, 1662. 

12 Woutersen, Jan, from Ravesteyn, shoemaker, wife and daughter, Feb., 

b Wyckoff, Peter Claesen, 1636. 

a Wyncoop, Peter, 1642. 

b Wynhart, Cornelis, 1657. 


a Zevenhuyzen, Hans, 1636. 

FROM JUNE 5, 1725 TO . Marriages. 

Communicated by Ben'jamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

(Continued from Vol. XIV., page ii8, of The Record.) 

Willets Powell and Catherine Seaman, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Jacob Coovert and Catherine Powell, both of Oisterbay. B, 

At Oisterbay, Peter Kissam, of Hempstead, and Deborah 

Townsend, of Oisterbay. E. 

Philip Thorne and Elizabeth Cheeseman. L. 

Israel Hase and Mary Rhinebart, both of Oisterbay. B. 

Isaiah Powell and Jane Ryder, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Lancton Thorn and Hannah Butler, both of Oisterbay. B. 

At Oisterbay, Jacob Traver and Hittabel VVanser, both of 

Oisterbay. B. 

Jesse Dickinson, of Oisterbay, and Sarah Titus. L. 

Nehimiah Allen and Mary Pearsall, both of Oisterbay. L. 

John Townsend and Sarah Birdsall, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Benjamin Hilton, late of Albany, Att'y at Law, and Su- 
sannah Greswould, of Hempstead. L. 
Nov. 30. John Whaley, of Hempstead, and Sarah Tilley, of Oister- B. 
bay. B. 
Dec. 23. Richard Weeks and Mary Alunsey, both of Suffolk Co. B. 
Dec. 23. William Brown and Ruth Munsey, both of Suffolk Co. B. 
Dec. 27. John Allen and Ruth Smith. L. 
Dec. 30. William Williams and Yosada Rowland. L. 
Dec. 30. William Timpson and Rebecca Mott, both of Oisterbay. L. 


Feb. 7. John Thorn, of Hempstead, and Mary Van Wyck, of Ois- 
terbay. L. 

























y8 Records of St. George's Cliurch, Hempstead. L. I. [April, 

Feb. II. John Boeram and Jemima Titus, widow, both of Kings Co. I.. 

Feb. i6. Peter Walters and Sophia Place, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Feb. 27. Thomas Burlock, of Hempstead, and Lucretia Laten, of 

Oisterbay. L. 

Mar. 16. Isaac Van Nostrand and Patty Symonson, both of Oister- 
bay. L. 

Mar. 21. Noah Hallock, of Suffolk Co., and Sarah Thorn, of Hemp- 
stead. I.. 

April 3. Richard Robbins and Martha Hendrickson, both of Ois- 
terbay. Iv. 

Apr-il 6. Gino Weeks and Joanna Hubs, both of Oisterbay, B. 

April 23. At Oisterbay, Joseph Beesley and Mary Dorbin, both of 

Oisterbay. B. 

April 23. At Oisterbay, Joseph Horton and Jane Probosue, both of 

Oisterbay. B, 

April 24. Silas Powell and Ann Allen, both of Oisterbay. L. 

May 14. John Balding and Sarah Rayner. B. 

June 16. Thomas Place and Zippora Weeks, both of Oisterbay. L. 

June 25. At Oisterbay, Arnold Fleet and Judith Woodwarde, both 

of Oisterbay. L. 

July 9. Lewis Wilson and Lucretia Smith. B. 

July 17. Samuel Rodman and Anne Thorne, both of City Island. B. 

July 30. John Craft and Susannah Wetmore. B. 

July 30. Daniel Lamouree and Charity Wetmore, both of Oister- 
bay. B. 

Aug. 8. Thomas Smith and Sarah Toffey. L. 

Aug. ID. William Curtis, Volunteer in his Majestys New Hempshire 

Reg't, and Sarah Bedel, of Hempstead. L. 

Aug. 13. Enoc Seaman and Mary Smith. L, 

Sep. 2d. Isaac Cromwell and Anne Petit, by Necessity. — 

Sep. 10. John Hicks and Ruth Serin. L. 

Sep. 17. Joseph Dunbar, of Jamaica, and Phebe Mott, of Hemp- 
stead. L. 

Sep. 19. James Lefford and Mary Walters, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Oct. 2. Charles Gaittar and Mary Keirstead. B. 

Oct. 15. Stephen Petit and Sarah Bedel, by Necessity. — 

Oct. 19, John Row and Elibert Hegarman, widow, both of Oister- 
bay. L. 

Oct, 22. Robert Seaman and Mary Stratton, both of Oisterbay, L, 

Oct. 25. Morris Carpenter and Abigail Lawrence, both of Oister- 
bay. L, 

Oct, 30. Joseph Smith and Mary Smith. L, 

Nov, 1 2. -'John Wood and Mary Patterson. B, 

Nov. 12, Joseph Dorlon and Elizabeth Smith. L. 

Nov, 16. Linnington Dorlon and Martha Losee, by Necessity. — 

Nov. 19. Benjamin Lawrence and Anne Seabury. L, 

Nov, 26. Jacob Marvin and Mary Peters. L. 

Nov, 27, James Verity and Rebecca Gritman. B. 

Dec. 9. William Mott and Catherine Clows. L. 

Dec. 10. John Townsend and Martha Humens. B. 

Dec. II. Samuel Griswoold and Aanne Verity. B. 

Dec. 17. Anthony Cheeseman and Hannah Smith. L. 

1884.] Reco7-ds of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. 70 

Dec. 20, Joshua Cock and Elizabeth Cock, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Dec. 24. Benjamin Cornwell and Mary Gibson, both of Jamaica. L. 


Jan. 17. Michael Burns and Ruth Denton, both of Suffolk Co. L. 

Jan. 22. Samuel Bedel and Hannah Weeks, of Oisterbay. B. 

Feb. 12. Sylvester Bedel and Catherine Carmen. B. 

Mar, 3. At Oisterbay, John Cobert and Catherine Hogland, both 

of Oisterbay. B. 

Mar. lb. John Rushton, late of Rye, now of Hempstead, and Mary 

Scolefield, of Hempstead. B. 

Mar. 29. James Powell, Refugee, now of Hempstead, and Eliza- 
beth Smith, of Hempstead, by Oath. — 

April II. Charles Jackson and Sarah Whitson, both of Oisterbay. L. 

May 2. John Weeks and Freelove Tilley, both of Oisterbay, by 

Oath. — 

May 2. Cornelius Velsey and Amy Williams, both of Oisterbay. — 

May 3. At Oisterbay, Samuel Talman and Phebe Townsend, both 

of Oisterbay. L. 

May 17. Jacob Remsen and Rebecca Wortman, both of Oisterbay. L. 

May 17. James Hume, Lieut, in his Majestys army, and Patty 

Remsen, of Oisterbay. L. 

May 27. James Raynor and Hannah Carman. B. 

May 30. Daniel Bayless and Rosanna Wright, both of Oisterbay. B. 

June 10. John Raynor and Rebecca Mott. B. 

June 17. Richard Townsend, of Oisterbay, and Mary Hulet, of 

Hempstead. L. 

June 17. John Boerum, of Oisterbay, and Elizabeth Ward, of Hun- 
tington. L. 

June 17. Richard Powell, of Oisterbay, and Jemima Pratt, of Hemp- 
stead. L. 

June 25. Thomas Pearsall and Charity Denton. B. 

July 15. Joseph Clowes and Elizabetli Carman. L. 

Seth Purdy and Phebe Ketcham, both of Huntington, L, 

Niah Pearsall and Catherine Roebuck. L, 

Anthony Wright and Amy Bedel, both of Oisterbay. B. 

John Golding and Phebe Valentine. L. 

William Johnson and Deborah Peterson. B. 

James West and Phebe Glazer. B. 
Thomas Carpenter, Ensign and Adjutant in 3d Battalion 
of Brig.-Gen. De Eanceys Brigade, and Lucretia Quin- 

tard, late of Conn., now of Suffolk Co., by Authority, — 

Aug, 30, John Ross, of New York, and Hannah Ellison, of Hemp- 
stead, L. 

Sep. 6. Jeriah Birdsall and Jane Bedel. B, 

Sep, 14, Thomas Cummings, of Gen. Wentworths Volunteers, and 

Lucy Porter, widow, of Suffolk Co. L. 

Sep. 17. Samuel Dilkes and Mary Wanzer, both of Oisterbay. B. 

Oct. I. John Allen and Cloe Yeomans, both of Oisterbay. L. 















So Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. /. jApril^ 

Oct. 21. At Oisterbay, John Weeks and Jane Simmons, both of 

Oisterbay. L. 
Oct. 21. At Oisterbay, Job Merrit and Zipporah Baily, both of 

Oisterbay. B. 

Nov. 4. Joseph Bryane and Ruth Southward. B. 

Nov. 4. Epenetus Busters and Martha Seamans. L. 
Nov. 5. Jacob Spragg, of Hempstead, and Anne Brinkeruff, of 

Oisterbay, by Necessity. — 

Nov. 7. John Baker and EUzabeth Rogers, both of Oisterbay. B. 
Nov. II. At Oisterbay, CorneUus De Nice and Hannah DorUng, 

both of Oisterbay. B. 

Nov. 14. Solomon Willson and Frances Guttifat, both of Oisterbay. B. 
Nov. 17. Samuel Carpenter, of Hempstead, and Esther Hopkins, 

of Oisterbay. L. 

Dec 2. Thomas Powell and Martha Smith. L. 

Dec. 10. Ralph London and Anne Seamans. B. 

Dec. 12. John Brewer and Jemima Southward. L. 

Dec. 17. Willets Powell and Ruth Weston, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Dec. 25. Peter Whaley and Phebe Varnitt. L. 

Dec. 27. John Morrell and Susannah Mitchell. L. 


Jan. 10. Jabez Bacon and Sebra Belts, both of Loyds Neck, by 

Necessity. — 
Jan. 19. Joseph Fox, of New York, and Phebe Burtis, of Hemp- 
stead. L. 
Ephraim Golding and Hannah Fly, both of Oisterbay. L. 
Baruih Underbill and Elizabeth Burt, both of Oisterbay. L. 
Nicholas Betty and Ellenor Higbey. L. 
William Wood and Hannah Verity, both of Oisterbay. L. 
John Hendrickson and Rhoda Wood, both of Suffolk Co. L. 
Thomas Jackson and Elizabeth Jackson. L. 
John Kissam and Phebe Allen. I^. 
Noah Selleck, Ensign in ye 3d battalion of Brig.-Gen. De 
Lancy's Brigade, and Phebe Denton, of Huntington. L. 
Mar. 31. John Elderd and ATary Birdsall. I^. 
April I, Jacob Bredow, of Hessian Yagers, and Elizabeth Dorwer- 

tin, widow. I.. 

April 7. Samuel Carpenter and Rebecca Mott. L, 

April 29. Vriat Hutf and Deborah Townsend, both of Oisterbay. L. 

May 16. John London and Hannah Ketcham. B. 
May 28. At West Hills, Suftblk Co., I"rederick Dibble, of Queens 

Co., and Nancy Beach, of West Hills. — 


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[884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Nezv York. 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XV„ p. 30, of The Record.) 


Jacob Saebiionse, Elsie 

Jesse Kip, Cathalj'ntie 

de Lanoy. 
Abraham Mol, Catharina 

Jacobus Van Kortlant, 

Catharina Cortlant. 
Anderies Grevenraedt, 

Antie Ver Brugge. 

Samson Bensen, Claesje 

Jan Rome, Tanneke Van 

Jan Ricks, Jannetie Co- 

Jan Van der Beek, Elisa- 
beth Woeder. 

Folckert Heernians, Ael- 
lette Teroede. 

Johannes Ten-iiur, Mare- 
tie Van der Heyde. 

Davidt Provoost ]\ Hes- 
ter Leyslaer. 

Jaques Corteljou, JVIar- 
retie Smack. 

A d r i a e n Qdackenbos, 
Hester Cleef. 

Henderick Van Schaick, 
en Neeltje CorLelisse 
syn vrouw, en Tryntie 
Ver Brugge tot Peet. 

Johannes Schenck, Juf: 
Alette Doiiwe. 

Jan Ewoutse, Cathalyntje 

Johannes Van der Heul, 

Elisabeth Van der H eul, 

huysv. van M"^ Klok. 
Jesse Kip, Helena Ver 

Jacobus Kip, SaraByards. 

A" 1703. 


14 dito. 

Salomon Goewey, Jacob. 

Catharina Doom. 

14 dito. 

Jan Peek, Elisabeth L{icas. 

Van Imbiirg. 

14 dito. 

Machiel Stevens, El- Susanna. 

bertie Moll. 

24 dito. 

Gerret Bras, Catha- Adolphus. 

rina Herdenbroek. 

24 dito. 

Bjarent Henderikse Antie. 

Spier, Catharina 


24 dito. 

H a r m e n Bensen, Catharina. 

Aeltie Bickers. 

24 dito. 

Pieter Rome, Hester Pieter. 

Van Gelder. 

24 dito. 

Pieter Van derSchue- Pieter. 

re, Sara Van den 


28 dito. 

Henderick Bosch, Elsie. 

Marietie Van der 


28 dito. 

Cornells Eckeson, Jacob. 

Willempie Vliere- 


28 dito. 

Po{i\velus Miller, An- Pouwliis. 

na Van der He\'de. 

Maart 7. 

Nicolaes Gerretz Ra- Jan. 

venste, AEaritie Van 


den 7 dito. 

Adriaen Lanen, Mar- Henderick. 

tina Smack. 

ID dito. 

Gerret Stymes, Ca- Helena. 

tharina Gerrets. 

14 dito. 

Adriaen Van Schaik, Neeltie. 

Jannetje Thomas- 


17 dito. Abraham B ok e, Elisabeth. 

Tanneke Van den 

[273] Jacob Van Giesse, Dirckje. 

Maart 21. Russje Plevier. 

den 2 1 dito. Henderick Van der Elsebeth. 

Heul, Marritje 

den 21 dito. Joha'nnis Kip, Catha- Benjamin. 

rina Kierstede. 2 lingen. 

den 21 dito. Johannis Kip, Catha- Blandina. 

rina Kierstede. 

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

A" 1703. 
den 21 dito. 

den 24 dito. 

den 24 dito. 

den 24 dito, 

den 24 dito. 
den 24 dito. 
den 28 dito. 

den 28 dito. 
den 28 dito. 
den 28 dito. 
den 28 dito. 

den 28 dito. 

April de 4d''. 


April 4. 


7 dito. 


7 dito. 


7 dito. 


7 dito. 


II dito 


1 1 dito 


1 1 dito. 


Petrus Kip, Immetie Henderikus. 

Van Dyk. 
Cornelis Clopper, Heyltje. 

Aefje Liiykas. 
Evert Bres, Mettie Eva. 


Abraham Van Laer, Abraham. 
Hester Cristiaense. 

Samuel Bosch, Im- 
mety Hy. 

Samuel Bosch, Im- 
mety Hy. 

Bartholomeiis Laroe, 
Geertrtiy Van Rol- 

Henderi Hues, Elisa- 
beth Quick. 

Zacharias Si eke Is, 
Maria Jans. 

Jacob ten Yk, Neel- 
tie Herdenberg. 

Jacob Yser Steen, 
C a 1 1 y n t i e Van 

Daniel Koolman, An- 
na Maria Plevier. 






Joris Hooglandt, Ca- Daniel, 
tharina Richard. 

B e n j a m i n Narret, 

Cornelia Van Clyf. 
Daniel de Voor, En- 

geltie Cornelis. 
L u y k a s Schermer- 

h o o rn, Elisabeth 

Poiiwelus Van der 

Beek, J a n n e t i e 

Samuel Clowes, Ca- 

tharina Doiiwe. 
Merynes Roelofse, 

Dina Iddese. 
Jermias Borres, Cor- 
nelia Eckeson. 
Jan Arijanse, Vroutie 






Isaacq Kip, Henderikus 
Kip, Anna de Silla. 

Pieter Myer, Maragreta 

Jacobus Van Cortlant, 
C a t h a r i n a Van der 
poel, h. V. van Pieter 

Isaacq Van Laer, Sara 
Hardenbroek Van 

Henderik Bosch, Cornelia 

Jacob Van Deiirse, Antie 

Pieter Stoiitenburg, Ju- 
dith Ravensteyn. 

Carste Leiirse, Johanna 

Thomas Sickels, Grietie 

Dirck ten Yk, Aefie Boele. 

Sampson Benson, Aeltie 
Van Duerse. 

Gerret Onkelbag, Johan- 
nis Plevier, Cornelia 
Van Schaick. 

Johannes Byvanck, An- 
natie Byvanck. 

Jan C r i g o, Maragreta 
Korse, alias Smith. 

Claes Boogert, Aeltie Pro- 

Samuel Phillips, Aeltie 

Coenradis Van der Beek, 
Elysabeth VVoeder. 

Jacobus Van Cortlant, 

Johanna Vickers. 
Theunis Iddese, Marritie 

Van Breme. 
Jan Eckeson, Apalonia 

Cosyn Jurianse, Catelyn- 

tie Jurianse. 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in A^ew York. 


A° 1703. 
den I r dito. 

den 15 dito. 

den 15 dito. 

den 18 dito. 

den 18 dito. 

May 2. 

6 dito. 

9 dito. 

16 dito. 

May 23, 

May 23. 

Juny 2. 

dito 2. 
dito 6. 
9 dito. 
9 dito. 

9 dito. 
20 dito. 
23 dito. 
23 dito. 
July 4- 


Mathvs de Hart, Jan- Johanna. 

netie Moiiweris. 
M a r t e n Beekman, Helena. 

Neeltie Slingerlant. 
Nicolaes Pesset, Ael- Tr)'ntie. 

tie Hyer. 
Richard Pibbenzier, Sophia, niet Annetie Pibbenzier 

Elisabeth Kasse. gedooptin 
onse kerk.* 


Baltus de Hart, Margrie- 

tie Mouwerus. 
Jacob Bennet, Neeltie 

Willeni Hyer, Dorithea 

de Graw. 

Jan Ewoutze, Elisa- Petrus. 

beth Plevier. 
Abraham W e n d e 1, Johannis. 

Catharina de Kay. 
Symon SchoCite, Ypje Mary tie. 

Lambert Sickels,Ma- Alida. 

ria Jans. 
Nicolaes Blanck, Nicolaes. 

Geertruy deLange. 

Richard S{itten, Ca- Thomas 

tharin Robbersen. S u 1 1 e n, 


A° 1682, 

Maert i. 

Tobias Stoutenburg, Cornelis. 

Annetie Van Rol- 

Pieter L ii y k a s s e, Peterus. 

Marretie Luykasse 

Minkes Pouwelse, Maritie. 

Dorathe Willems. 
Harmanus Van Gel- Cornelia. 

der, Tetintie Idese. 
Louvverens Wesselse, Louvverens. 

Aeltie Splinter. 
Pieter Van Tilburg, Petertis. 

Elisabeth Van 

John Cruke, Geer- Elisabeth. 

truy de Haes. 
Frans Garbrantze, Margrietje. 

Elisabeth Wessels. 
Daniel Henderikse, Mayke. 

Tryntie Van Dyk. 
Jan Cpeper, j^ntie Johannis. 

Van Vorst. 
Wolphert Webber, Ariaentie. 

Grietie Stille. 

Jan Van Sent, Cornelia 

Coll. Abraham de Peys- 

ter, Helena Verbrugge. 
Willem Appel, Cathrina 

Anderies Brestede, Antie 

Van Bossen. 
Jurian Witvelt, Antie 


Gedoopt op de belydenis 
des waere Gereformeer- 
de geloof.f 

Isaacq Stoutenburg, Aefje 
Van Exveen. 

Minkes Pouwelse, Mar- 
griet Franse. 

Enoch Hill, Annatie Sy- 

monse, Marija Hill, 
Pieter Willemse Rome, 

Cornelia Van Gelder. 
Anderies ten Broek, Rey- 

merig Jans. 
D" Giialtherus Du Bois, 

Marica Van Hoogte. 

* Not baptized in our church. 

Jacobus Van Cortlant, 
Anneke Frensch. 

Bartholomeus Vonck, Ca- 
tharina Frelant. 

Anthony Rutgers, Antie 
Van Ekele. 

Johannis Vredenburg, 
Hester Van Vorst. 

Aernhout Webber, Claes- 
je Webber. 

t Baptized upon confession'of the True Reformed Faith. 


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


A° 1703. 


4 dito. 

Benjamin W\>nkoop, Abrahan). 

Femmetje Van der 


4 dito. 

Hiiyge Freer, Mari- Blandina. 

ana Laroy. 

7 dito. 

Willem Walton, Ma- Jacob. 

rica Santvoort. 

7 dito. 

Dirck Hooglant, Ma- Maria. 

ritie Kip. 

7 dito. 

Symon Pasko, Mara- Symon. 

greta Stevens. 

18 dito. 

Steven Richard, Ma- Hester. 

rica Ver Brugge. 

21 dito. 

Isaac Selover, Judith Anna. 



July 25. 

Samuel Philips, Aeltie Johannis. 


Augustis I. 

Pieter Henjon, Mari- Annetie. 

tie Van Oort. 

dito I. 

Pieter Wesselse, An- Anna. 

na Van Oosterha- 


Barent Boss, Die- Maragreta. 

vertie Van Hey- 


dito 4. 

Coenraedis Van der Burger. 

B e e k, Catharina 


den 4 dito. 

Willem Echt, Maritie Maritie. 

Van D)>k. 

den 4 dito. 

Jan Casly, Ellen Cas- Jan. 


den II dito. 

Johannis Dykman, Elisabeth. 

Rachel de Vour. 

den 1 5 dito. 

Dirck Abramse, Ael- Jan. 

tie Van Couwen- 


den 15 dito. 

Johannis Van Sante, Cornelia. 

Margrietie Wy- 


den 15 dito. 

Rutgert Waldron, Daniel. 

Debora Pell. 

22 dito. 

Moses Gilbert, Jan- Dirck. 

netie Dircks. ^ 

2 3 dito. 

Loiiwerens Van Isaac. 

Hoek, Johanna 



Johannis Van der Heul, 
Elisabeth Van der 

Jacob Freer, Blandina 

Thomas Sanders, Aeltie 

Abraham Kip, Catharina 

Elsje Leyslaer, Robberd 
Walters, Abraham 

Anderies Grevenraet, Sa- 
ra Kuylers. 

Joseph Waldron, Anna 

Evert Pels, Martha Dame. 

Cornelis Fiely, Hester 

Jacob Maritis G r o e n, 

Louwerens Hedding, 

Anna Wessels. 
Johannes Hardenbroek J', 

Jannetie Barents. 

Jan Van der Beek, Antie 

Peterus K i p, Marietie 

David Jemeson, Thomas 
Evons, Cornelia Law. 

Cornelis Dykman, Elisa- 
beth Slegtenhorst. 

Jan Van Couwenhoven, 
Gardina de Cilia. 

Johannis Van der Spiegel, 
Cornelia Disenton, h. 
V. van Stuart. 

Joseph Waldron, Anna 

Frans Van D\^ck, Elisa- 
beth Burger, h. v. van 
Joris Burger. 

Bernardes Smith, Antie 
Van Ekelen. 

.] Records of the Refo7-med Dutch Church in A^etv York. 


A° 1703. 
25 dito. 

25 dito. 
29 dito. 

29 dito. 
29 dito. 
29 dito. 

August 29. 

29 dito. 
Septemb. i. 

3 dito. 
5 dito. 
5 dito. 

5 dito. 
5 dito. 

5 dito. 
12 dito. 
12 dito. 

12 dito. 

12 dito. 

15 dito. 

Willem Bennet, Ari- Johannis 
aentie Van de Wa- 

Jacobus Cornelesse, Jacobus. 
Aeltie Bloin. 

Jesse Kip, Marey 

July 22. 


Cornelis Jorisse, An- 

tie Staets. 
Johannis Provoost, Nathaniel. 

Sara Bealy. 
G\-sbertVan Imburg, Gysbert. 

Jannetie Mesier. 

Willem Teller, Ra- Jacobus. 

chel Kierstede. 
Anderies Abrahamse, Johannis. 

Jaceniyntie Wans- 

Willem Henderikse, Gysbert. 

Willempie Lanen. 
Jacob Balck, Sara Catharina. 

Van Thienhoven. 
Isaac Van den Boog, Pieternella. 

Hester Van Vleck. 
Gerret Van Laer, Catharina. 

Jannetie Streddels. 
Isaacq de Peyster, Jacobus. 

]\Iarya Van Balen. 

Abraham Hegeman, Jan. 

Johannis A^ a n Til- Catharina. 

burg, Grietie Con- 

Joost Palding, Catha- Margrieta. 

rina Jans. 
Jan Bennet, Fem- Antje. 

metie Rapalje. 
William White, Elsie Catharina. 


Jan Van der Voord, Charel. 

Magdalena Hfij'S- 

Aert Elbertse, Catha- Benjamin. 

rina Frelant. 

Albert Lo<iwe, Susan- Marytje. 
na Lameter. 


Johannis Pouwelse, Jan- 
netie Van de Water. 

Wouter Hyer, Elvsabeth 

Abraham Kip, Mary Lou- 


Pieter Garbrantze, Styn- 
tie Jurianse. 

Gerret Provoost, Margre- 
ta Obe. 

Abraham Mesier, Elisa- 
beth Van Imburg. 

Henderick Van'Boel, Ra- 
chel Kip. 
Jan Wanshaer, Susanna 

de Nys. 

Cornelis Lanen, Tryntie 

Van Ekelen. 
Nicolaes Delli, Susanna 

Van Thienhove. 
Jacob Saelmonse, Catly- 

na Lanoy. 
Johannis Herdenbroek, 

Catharyna Van Laer. 
D° Gualt^ du Boys, Johan- 
nis de Peyster, Rachel 

Van Balen. 
Henderikus Hegeman, 

Aeltie Parael. 
Johannis Van Giessen, 

EUsabeth Franse. 

Adriaen Hooglant, An- 

natie Byvank. 
Jacob Rapalje, Catlyntie 

Jores Walgraef, Madalen a 

Rtitgers V. Langen- 

Charel Hiiysman, Styntie 

Schamp, Henderickje 

Pieter Myer, I^oiiwerens 

Wesselse, Elisabeth 

Louwerens Janse, Riitger 



Records of tJie Rcfoniud Dutch CJiurcli in New York. 



19 dito. Steven Mefoor, Afa- Anna. 

rvtje Potman. 
26 dito. ]krnardus Smith, Els- Abraham. 

je Myer. 
26 dito. llenderick J an se, Jan. 

Marytje Mynders. 
26 dito. Isaac Stoutenburg, Maria. 

Neeltie tJyten Bo- 

29 dito. Willeni Appel, Mag- Catharina. 

dalena Symons. 
29 dito. W i 1 1 e m Sjeckerly, Johannis. 

Debora Van Dyk. 
Ocktober 3. Fincent de I.amon- Annatje. 

tagne, Areaentie 

dito 3, Isaac Vredenburg, Isaac. 

Jannetje Jooste. 
dito 6. (j e r r e d t de (iraw, Gerrett. 

Dorathe Ilyer. 
dito 6. Isaac Henderickse, Jan. 

Judilhje Jans. 
10 dito. Corn el is Turck, Cornelis. 

P> 1 i s a b e t h Van 

10 dito. Cornelis Jooste, Johannis. 

Tryntie de Hart. 
10 dito. Wessel Pieterse, Ja- Elisabeth. 

kaniyntie Kowen- 

13 dito. Philip Minthorne, Geertie. 

llillegont Webber. 
13 dito. Jan l^ckeson, Mari- Thomas. 

tie Van Aren. 
13 dito. Jan Loyse, Maritie Grietie. 


19 dito. 

Thomas Barbanks, Annatie, ge- 
Marritie Maerling. boren Afi- 

20 dito. 

g I'l s t 14 
P>arent Hibon, Sara Rebeck- \ | 
Enne. ka, Sa- \ | 

24 dito. 

ra. ) 3 
Elias I'revoord, Grie- Anneke. 
tie Thomasse. 

24 dito. 

Abraham Provoost, Elsebeth. 

Jannetie Myer, 

♦ Horn August 14, 1703. 


Abraham Messelaer, Cat- 
Ivntie Potman. 

Abraham Provoost, Jan- 
netje Myer. 

Dirk Janse, Catharina 

Ri]:) Van Dam, Jannetie 

Jan Nerbery, Angenietie 

]'>ernardus Herdenbroek, 

Maria Pedloo. 
Cornelis Eckkesen, VVil- 

lemi)je Eliereboom. 

Willem Pell, Elisabeth 

Van Thuyl. 
Gerret Wouterse, Annatie 

Yede Tunisse, Annatie 

Henderick Van Schaick, 

Marretie Reyerse. 

Johannis Jooste, Dora- 

thea de Hart. 
Daniel Berkelo, Elisabeth 


Abraham Van Deurse, 
Marregreta Selyns. 

Thomas Eckeson, Hele- 
na Van Aren. 

Cornelis Eoyse, Margrie- 
tie Flasbeek. 

Johannis Outman, Eeni- 
metie Kok. 

Coenradis ten Yk, Rachel 
(ioederes, Johannis Hi- 
bon, Geertruy Parents. 

Jan Henderickse Pre- 
voord, Anneke Basti- 

IJarnerdis Smith, Elsje 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


A" 1703. OUDERS. 

27 dito. Adolf de Groof, Ra- 

chel Goederis. 

27 dito. Thomas Sanders, 

Aeltie Santvooit. 

27 dito. Jan Pieterse, Geer- 

truy Hattem. 

Novenib. 3. Davidt Aertse, Hele- 
na Harsing. 
[279] Adriaen Hooglant, 

3 dito. Annatie Byvank. 

7 dito. J o h a n n i s Van der 

Spiegel, Marretie 

7 dito. Jacob Coning, Grie- 

tie Pieters. 
10 dito. TheiinisThiboutjMa- 

ritje Van de Water. 

14 dito. Pauwelus Tiirk, Mar- 

retie Ryerse. 

28 dito. Jan Canon, Marytje 

Decemb:3. Pieter Bos, Susanna 

5 dito. Johannis Burger, He- 

lena Turck. 
5 dito. Cornells Dirckse, 

Cornelia Bogardis. 
5 dito. Abram Van Aren, 

Sara Eckeson. 
5 dito. Liewe de Wint, Ari- 

aentie Moll. 
5 dito. Gerret Van Hoorn, 

Elsje Provoost. 

8 dito. W i 1 1 e ni Sjeckson, 

Antie Wessels. 

8 dito. Albert Klok, Tryntie Pieternello" 

Van der Heul, 

8 dito. Johannis Byvank, Johannis. 

Aaltie Hooglant. 

15 dito. Abraham Mezier, Eli- Annetje. 

sabeth Coiiwenho- 

15 dito. Jan Joris Van Hoorn, Catharina. 

Magdalena Kars- 

25 dito. Joseph Walderon, Catharina. 

Hanna Woedert. 
25 dito. lede Theunisse, An- Jannetje. 

na Luykas. 




Gerret Schuyler, Janne- 

ken Van Bossen. 


Willem Walton, Marica 



Anthony Rutgers, Maritie 



Jacob Hersing, Amnie- 

rens Van Gelder. 


Gerret Diiiking, Maritie 



Henderikus Van der Spie- 

gel, Annatie Sanders. 


Jan Lathen, Maria Co- 



Ryer Machielse, Jannetje 

Van de Water. 


Cornells Turk, Aeltie 

Wessels, alias Ryerse. 


Jacob Maris Groen, Elsje 



Jan Herberding, Albertje 



Pouweliis Turk de Jonge, 

Ante ]iurgers. 


Everardus B g a r d u s, 

lilandina Bogardis. 


Fincent de Lamontagne, 

Appalonia Swits. 


Abraham IVLoll, Willem 

Hyer, Ryertje Moll. 


Jan Van Hoorn, Aefje 

Van Hoorn. 

Jan, Ca- / 

Si Elisabeth Conmg, Anne- 

tharina. ( 

1 tie Oosteijiaren. 

Benjamin W y n k o o p, 

F e m m e t i e Van der 

Johannis Hooglant, An- 

netie Byvank. 
Gysbert Van I m b u r g, 

Jannetie Mezier. 

Willem Boogert, Maria 

Jores Walgraef, Cathari- 
na Van Kortlant. 

Theunis ledese, Annatie 


Records of the Reformed Duidi Church in New York. \K^^rA, 

A° 1703. ouDERS. kinder; 

25 dito. Justus Bosch, Anne- Elsebeth. 

tie Smith. 

26 dito. Johannis Harden Aafje. 

broek, Sara Van 
A" 1 704. G e r r e t Onkelkag, Adriaen, 
January I, Elisabeth Van Eliza- 

Schaick. beth. 

2 dito. Jan Van der Meer, Louwerens. 

EUsabeth Hoist. 
2 dito. Abraham Van Gel- Catlyntie. 

der, Catlvntie Post. 
2 dito. Willem Fisser, Ari- Johannis. 

aentie ^Vynants. 

5 dito. - James Sebren, Antie Jannetie. 


9 dito. Jacobus Carsousen, Catharina. 

Anna Maria Johan- 

9 dito. Richard Flimmingd, Margreta. 

Maria Brestede. 

9 dito. Rip Van Dam, Sara Isaac. 

Van der Spiegel. 

12 dito. Wessel Evertze, Su- Johannis. 

sanna Thienhove. 
16 dito. Evert Van de Water, Catharina. 

Catharina Pro- 

23 dito. Johannis P o u e 1 s e, Albartiis. 

Elisabeth Van de 

23 dito. Pieter Jacobze, Re- Annatie. 

becka Jans. 
26 — Jacob Saalmonse, Petrus. 

Elisabeth Dee. 
30 dito. Volkert Heermans, Egbert. 

Margrietie Ekke- 

30 dito. Anderies ten Broek, Johannis. 

Lyntie Splunters. 
February 2. Alexander Lam, Eli- Joris. 

sabeth Koning. 
2 dito. Willem Pell, Elisa- Jan. 

beth Van ThiiVl. 

6 dito. Cornelis Kwik, ^[a- Petrus. 

rika Van Hooarte. 


Pieter Chaigneaii, Aeltie 

Isaac Van Laar, Hester 


Henderik Van Schaick, 
Cornelia Plevier, alias 
Van Schaick, Harma- 
niis Van Gelder, Vrou- 
tie Van Hoorn. 

Albertiis Hoist, Titje 
Poel, alias Koning. 

Cornelis Post, Ehsabeth 
Van Gelder. 

Willem Bogart, Hillegont 

Anderies Mver, Jannetie 

Pomvelus Van der Beek, 
Jannetie Johannis. 

A b'r a h a m Messelaar, 
Margiieta Obe. 

Henricus ^'an der Spie- 
gel, Elisabeth Van der 

Jacob Bratt, Aefje Everts. 

Johannis Hooglant, Ca- 
tharina Louwerens, 
alias Provoost. 

Willem Bennet, Pieter- 
nello Kloppers. 

Cornelis Van Deventer, 

Reimerig Jans. 
Willem Dee, Isabel 

Egbert Heermans, Ap- 

palonv Swits. 

Henderik Ten Broek, 
Aeltie Splinters. 

Joost Elynse, Catharina 
Hen von. 

Abraham Van Thiiyl, Eli- 
sabeth, Joris Burgers 
huvs vroii. 

Cornelia Bosch. 

1S84.] Records of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches. 80 


1756 TO . 

(Continued from Vol. XV., p. 33, of The Record.) 

May 2 2. Thomas Shapter to Margaret Sterling. (lo) 

June 10. Andrew Gilchrist to Rosina Farch. 

July 2. Captain Maine to Miss Ludlow. 

July 5. Daniel Enderton to Catharine Parsel. 

July 12. John Walker to Mary McDonald. 

July 14. George Ropes to Hannah Tucker Lawson. 

July 21. John Smith to Experience Marshall. 

July 22. William Keach to Eleanor Brooks. 

Aug' 10. Charles Greaves to Elizabeth Griffin. 

Aug' 16. Michael Houseworth to Mary Ross. 

Aug' 22. Peter Mitchell to Ann Byrnes. 

Aug' 26. Benjamin Oakley to Deborah Campbell. 

Aug' 31. Joseph Looker to Sarah Carwin. 

Sept' 6. Andrew Brown to Mary Ellis. 

Sept' 10. Stephen Anderson to Maria Erwin. (ii) 

Sept' 20. William Adams to Mary Aldis. 

Sept' 25. James Edgar to Ann Catharine Stewart, - 

Nov' I. Asa C. Whitaker to Hannah Carter. 

Nov' 2. Hugh Boyd McGuckin to Ann Forsyth. 

Nov' 9. John Thompson to Mary Henderson. 

Nov' II. William Minturn to Sarah Bowne. 

Nov' 19. Christian Barrett to Elizabeth I vers. 

Dec' 6. Francis Costigan to Maria Scott. 

Dec' 19. Benjamin L. Ross to Susannah Islestine. 

Dec' 24. William Maxwell to Mary Williams. 

1801. (12) 

Jan'' 2. Zebulon Smith to Amy Mott. 

Jan'' 10. Peter L. Vandervoort to Mary Ann Bruce. 

Jan'' 22. Peter Reed to Margaret Williams (Black People). 

Feb'' 7. John Edgerly to Elizabeth Mc Arthur. 

Feb" 8. William McNeil to Mary Baldwin Parsons. 

March 4. John Lockwood to Elizabeth Hare Burrell. 

March 14. James Wright to Elizabeth McKenzie. 

April 9. John Currie to Jane Thompson. 

April 16. David S. Lyon to Susan Scudder. 

April 18. x^ndrew Brown to Jane Sommerville. 

April 18. Henry Roome to Phebe Provoost. 

April 19. Daniel Trembly to Sarah Bowman. 

April 21. Abiathar Rogers to Magdalen Hazard. 

April 25. George McCready to Rebecca Dibbs. 

April 28. David Hervey to Experience Overton. (13) 

May I. Christian Heinrich Goedecken to Ida Neseig. 

May 9.- John Armstrong to Frances Dusenbury. 































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Rt'cords of the First and. Second Presbyterian [April, 

William Whitehead to Abby Coe. 

Jacob Simmons to Hannah Brush. 

James Ackley to Catharine I.ogan. 

^Villiam Warner to Sally Dusenbury. 

John Vredenburgh to Elizabeth Montanye. 

John Daniels to Zernah Tappan. 

Thomas Swords to Mary White. 

Joshua Fornian to Margaret P. B. Alexander. 

Melancton Smith to Cornelia Jones. 

Thomas Darling to Elizabeth Magee. 

Josiah Sturgis to Rebeckah Cooper. 

Hans Paulsen Hielm to Martha T.e Roy. 

John Watson to Elizabeth Charlton, 

Samuel Patterson to Alary Cromwell. 

Henry Hoyt to Lucy Munson. 

John Ciuest to Elizabeth Cook. 

John Dunn to Mary Thompson. 

William Goold to Alargaret Strain. 

James Elkins to Hannah Guest. 

David Burnet to Ann T. Burling. 

Joseph G. Wells to Maria Stute. 

Frederick Godkins to Anna Dunn. 

John Milward to Eliza Kempton. 

\Villiani Cumming to Margaret Johnson. 




Thomas Harding to Susan Eincoln. 

John Crolius to Jane Degrove. 

Robert Whittet to Margaret McDonald. 

John Koster to Elizabeth Davis. 

Silas Tobias to Hannah Bennett. 

Thomas Russell to Mary Sprigg. 

George Bunker to Mary Macy. 

Peter Youle to Jane Calder. 

John McNeil to Dorothy Alhart. 

Ralph Morehouse to Lucretia Stillwell. 

John P. Schermerhorn to Rebecca H. Stevens. 

Jesse Hottman to Sarah McGunnyon. 

Edward Lee to Mary McLean, 

Adam Sheilds to Elizabeth Hart, 

Robert Steel to Hannah Thompson, 

Jasper Livingston to Livingston. (16) 

Abraham Redwood EUery to Sarah Charlotte Weissenfells. 

Laurence Power to Bridget Walch. 

Meletiah Nash to ALary AL Hedden, 

Edmund B. D. A[urphy to Afary Donaldson. 

John Cochran to Ann Leach. 

Johnson Robins to ALaria Whipps. 

Robert Weir to A [aria Brinckly. 

Jabez Harrison to Rebecca W, Toler, 

William Hubbard to Hannah Gifford, 


Churches of the City of Xe-tO York. 































































































James Rachstrow to Margaret Forsyth. 
Israel Brush to Sarah Sharp. 
Jeremiah Crray to Mary Stott, 
John H. Penny to Elizabeth Penny. 
John McMillan to Ann Garrick. 
^Jonathan Dunham to Susan Halsey, 
John Bleecker to Phebe Mott Smith. 


Thomas Deshamp Penny to Jane Hewit. 

George Nixon to Sarah Archer. 

Samuel Hoyt to Lydia Handyside. 

Francis McClure to Eliza Handy. 

Leon Faure to Mary Garrick. 

Joseph C. Hornblower to Mary Burnet. 

Thomas Richards to Mary Benicker. 

John Ensley to Ruth Root. 

Peter Hattrick to Mary Lee. 

Peter Slesman to Abigail Blank. 

Jacob Frank to Mary Barnett, 

Thomas Duncan to Jane Wilson. 

Jonathan Ferris to Ursula Catlin. 

AVhitefield Cowles to Desire Brown, 

Silas Woodruff to Jane Buskirk. 

Vincent Faure to Abigail Sherwood. 

John Black to Catharine Jennings. 

William Betts to Marey Eisenberg. 

Henr) Wylie to Charlotte Lucy Merry. 

Elkanah Doolittle to Hannah Compton. 

John Leacraft to Catharine Stibbs. 

Richard V. W. Thorne to Maria J. Sullivan. 

Thomas Keene to Elizabeth Smith. 

Nathaniel L. Griswold to Catharine Lasher. 

Stacy Hepburn to Mary Leonard. 

James Nelson to Esther Ludlam. 

David M. Mills, Jun'. to Juliana Tucker. 

John Wilbie to Rebecca Gilliland. 

William Waring to Ann Cromwell. 

John Oliver to Isabella Smith. 

Samuel Delamater to Rachel Whiting. . 


Joseph McCleland to Ruth Gardner. 
Robert Megget Steel to Isabella White. 
William Stockly to Maria Le Ture. 
Stephen Care to Deborah Ayres. 
William Green to Catharine Crow. — 
David Logan to Janet Allen. 
John Slussar to Sarah Vanwinckle. 
Jackson Harries to Hannah Frazer. 
A\'aters Raymond to Judy Thomas. 







































Notes and Queries. 

Robertson Crocket to Mary Ann Millar. 

Alexander Monroe to Nancy Carle. 

Samuel B. White to Sarah Underhill. 

Zebulon Inslee to Amy Dean. 

Piatt Smith to Mary Rutzer, 

John Martin to Ann Comming. 

Peter P'air to Rachel VVilsee. 

Walter Glinn to Ann McBride. 

Robert Burton Lloyd to Margaretta Kip. 

John Grant to Ann Mills. 

David Ross to Mary Ross. 

James Griffith to Ann McKenzie. 

James King to Eleanor Anderson. 

James Stirling to Jane Griffiths. 

John Graham to Ann McQueen. 

William Conroy to Mary Ludlow, 

John Camman to Catharine r nn Osborne. 




British Flag : was it left flying upon Fort George, when the Enemy 
EVACUATED New York, IN 1 783? — Some persons have lately denied it, citing a state- 
ment made by Capt. John Van Uyck in 1831, and, for lack of other proof, supplementing 
it by an appeal to the known custom in such cases. " No army," say they, " would leave 
its ilag flying to be insulted by the enemy." As if this rule can admit of no exception I 
But others, persons of credibility, of whom three at least were eye-witnesses, affirm that 
the flag was left flying. John Nixon saw it torn down, and ten years after ascertained 
that Van Arsdale was the one who did it ; as Nixon informed the writer hereof in 1S44. 
Mrs. Anna Van Antwerp saw the flag torn down, and related the particulars to Dr. 
Lossing in 1S51. Joseph Meeks also saw it, as he many times declared to his son, Mr. 
William H. Meeks ; always saying that as the flag fell it was riddled by the swords of 
our officers, aided by the eagerness of the boys, among whom was Meeks, who rushed in 
to secure pieces of it. And surely the " Wallabout Committee," composed of seven 
prominent citizens, and who admit the fact in a pamphlet issued by them in 1808, must 
have known what they were saying ! And we may conclude that Hardie, who states the 
same fact in his "Description of New York," was well informed, as he wrote at a date 
(in or prior to 1825), when the truth in the case was yet accessible. JAMES riker. 

The Cogswells in America. — The Rev. E. O. Jameson, of East Medway, Mass., 
who has been engaged for several years in compiling a history of the Cogswell family of 
the United States, has completed his task and placed the MSS. in the hands of his prin- 
ter. It will make a handsome octavo volume with numerous steel portraits, including 
those of Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Hon. John Wentworth, of Illinois, both of 
whom are connected with the Cogswell family. j. G. w. 

Brockw.\y. — Materials are being collected to publish a genealogy of the Brockway 
family, descendants of Wolston Brockway, who settled in Lyme, Conn., about the year 
1660. Information and letters of inquiry are solicited, addressed to Dr. A. N. Brockway, 
44 East 126th Street, New York City. A. N. B. 

H.A.YDEN. — Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., author of the IVeitzel, 
Pollok^ and other genealogies recently mentioned in The Record, has nearly ready for 
the printer a biographical genealogy of the Haydens ; also genealogies of the Wilcoxsens, 
Cony7jghatns,'2indL Van Dyke., of Is^ew York; J\obiiison, Nixon, yohiis, and Steiuart, 
of Delaware ; Giossell, with thirty allied families of Maryland and Delaware. 

H. R. S. 

1884.] N'otes and Queries. q-y 

QuiNCY. — The late Miss Quincy completed, only a fortnight before her death, a 
memoir of her ancestor, Judge Edmund Quincy (16S1-1738), for the editors of the New 
Ejigland Genealogical Register^ at whose request it was prepared by the venerable lady 
of eighty-six, whose mind was clear and unclouded to the very last. j. g. \v. 

Lintol-Trotter. — Information is desired through The Record in regard to the 
marriage of Bernard Lintol and Catherine Trotter. I will give the statistics in my pos- 
session. The date of the marriage is September 11, 1760. I wish to ascertain, if pos- 
sible, the place where they were married, and to obtain a copy of the record, if there be 
any. In the Land Records of Derby, Conn., I find, imder date of August 20, 1765, that 
Timothy Johnson deeded piece of land at the Narrows or New Boston, in Derby, to Ber- 
nard Lintol and Edward Arnold, "For the consideration of fifty-two pounds currant 
money of the Province of New York rec'd in hand to my full satisfaction of Bernard Lin- 
tol, marchant of the city and Province of New York," etc. cruger. 

LuDLAM. — March 21, 1701-2, John Ludlam, of Jamaica, L. I., Yeoman, appointed 
Thomas Cardale, of same place, Gentleman, his attorney to recover an estate in Mat- 
lock, Derbyshire, England, which had descended to him — Ludlam. The instrument was 
executed in presence of five witnesses : Joseph Smith, Justice, Robert Reed, Edward 
Hare, Thomas Jeffers, and Joseph Smith, Junior, and was acknowledged April S, 1702, 
before Daniel Whitehead, Justice. April 10, 1702, Ludlam gave Cardale his bond in 
the penalty of ;^500, to confirm all actions Cardale might commence on account of any 
lands, etc., in Derbyshire, and to allow Cardale one-eighth part of the '' trew vallou" of 
any recovery. To support his claims, Ludlam provided Cardale with evidence of which 
the following is an abstract : 

1. Certificate of John Coe and Nicholas Everet, Justices, that Samuel Edsall, one of 
His Majesties Justices, etc., had deposed before them on oath, December 20, 1701, that 
he came out of England witli William, the son of William and Clemence Ludlam ; that he 
knew that John Ludlam, of Jamaica, was ever accounted to be the true and lawful son 
and heir of said William and Elizabeth, his wife ; and he at same time declared before 
the Justices that William Ludlam and his sister Grace came out in May, landed at Boston 
in July, 1648, with John Graves, Master of the "Triall," and that William Ludlam was 
aged about twenty years. Also, that Johannah Coe had declared before them on her 
oath that she was with Elizabeth, mother of John Ludlam, at or near the time of his 
birth, and that he was the eldest son of William and Elizabeth Ludlam. 

2. Certificate of Joseph Smith and Daniel Whitehead, Justices, that Elizabeth, relict 
of William Ludlam, the son of William and Clemence his wife, late of Matlock, in the 
county of Derby, in old England, Yeoman, had deposed March 10, 170^, that she, was 
married to William, son and heir of William and Clemence Ludlam, late of Matlock, by 
Captain Tappin, Magistrate of Southampton ; that John Ludlam is the true and lawful 
son and heir of said William, that her father-in-law did oft in his life-time press upon his 
son William (the deponent's husband) to return for England and see after an estate 
which, he said, was his proper right, lying in Matlock, and that her husband did design to 
have gone to England accordingly, but was prevented by death — her husband dying within 
two years after the death of his father, etc. 

3. Isaac Halsey and Elizabeth Howell certify March 18, 1701-2, that they were at the 
marriage of William Ludlam, late of Matlock, and Elizabeth, his wife ; they were law- 
fully married according to the Kumn laws and custom of Southampton, by Captain John 
Tappin, magistrate of that place, "we being all present at ye publick solemnity of ye 
marriage." [They do not make oath thereto because there is " no person in town quali- 
fied to give us our oaths," but solemnly declare that John's parents were married near 
fifty years ago, according to the then and present custom of this place.] 

4. Certificate of John Wicks and John Wood, Justices, that Thomas Wicks and 
Robert Craufield, both of Huntington, Long Island, yeomen, had deposed before them 
March 20, 170 1-2, that they were intimately acquainted with William Ludlam, who died 
and was buried at Huntington "above thirty years agoe ;" that they knew his father 
William Ludlam, who died at Southampton ; that they were both old England men ; 
that William who dyed at Huntington was ever owned to be the eldest son and lawful 
heir of William, of Southampton, and that John Ludlam, of Jamaica, is the lawful heir of 
William Ludlam, Junior. T. H. E. 

MoFFiT-MlLLER.— Information is desired of the descendants of A. Moefitt and 
Mary Mellor, who were married in Dublin in the year 1792, and had several children, 
all of whom, with their parents, emigrated to America. wanser. 

QA Notes on Books. [April, 

Smith, Sarah, the widow of John Witherspooii Smith and the daughter of Col. Wil- 
liam Uuer, who was an officer of the Revolutionary army and a reprcbentative of New York 
in the First Congress, and also granddaughter of William Alexander, who made a claim 
for recognition as the Earl of Stirling, and on whose staff James Munroe served as aide-de- 
camp, is still living in Louisiana, in her one hundred and first year ! Aaron Burr wrote to 
his daughter Theodosia referring to the marriage of Miss Duer to Mr. Smith, " a young 
lawyer of great promise." Two persons are residing in New York who were present at 
their marriage. J. G. w. 

Valuable Book. — The most valuable book in the world is to be seen at Moscow. It 
was presented to the Patriarch of the Greek Church, and is preserved in the Cathedral in 
which the Emperors of Russia have been crowned for many centuries. It is a large folio 
Bible printed in the Russian language, bound in solid silver, and inlaid with diamonds, 
pearls, and other precious stones ! It weighs some seventy pounds, and cost the mother 
of Peter the Great, who gave it to the church, more than one hundred thousand dollars \ 
As a special favor I was, by request of a high official of the Czar's household, permitted 
to handle it. Some of the diamonds were as big as small beans. J. G. W. 

WoOLSEY. — What authority is there for the statement made by Thompson (" History 
of Long Island," vol. ii., p. 437), and repeated by Bolton, Dwight, and others, that 
George Woolsey, ancestor of the Woolseys of Long Island, was son of Benjamin^ and 
grandson of Thomas, the latter a near relative of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey ? 

George Woolsey, in the deposition made by him July 23, 1647, respecting a bribe al- 
leged to have been received by Fiscal Van Dyke from Thomas Willett, for allowing the 
latter's vessel to pass without inspection, states that he, Woolsey, was from Yarmoziik, in 
England. And in the record of his marriage with Rebecca Cornell in the Dutch Church, 
December 9th of the same year, he is recited as of Yarmouth. 

Cardinal Wolsey's birth-place was in St. Nicholas Parish, Ipswich, Suffolk County, 
147 1. He was the son of Robert and Johanna Wolsey, of that place — their only child. 

Where can any pedigree be found which will show this alleged relationship ? L. 


The Papers and Biography of Lyon Gardiner. 1599-1663. With an Appendix. 
Edited with Notes Critical and Illustrative. By Curtiss C. Gardiner. St. Louis : 
Printed for the Editor. MDCCCLXXXIII. 4to, 106 pages. (Limited edition.) 

This is a compilation of certain manuscripts and letters left by Lyon Gardiner, 
gleanings from public and private records, and from published histories — together with 
traditionary reminiscences. Among them are : (i), the autobiographical record of his 
coming from Holland, and from thence to New England, found on the fly-leaf of a copy 
of the German Bible of 1599; (2), his relation of the Pequott Wars, in which he bore 
so conspicuous a part, reprinted from the Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections ; 
and (3) — from the same source — his letters to Gov. John Winthrop, Jr. ; (4) a chapter 
on the family name and arms, Lyon Gardiner's signature and seal ; (5) a biography of 
Lyon Gardiner, made up from the foregoing material, with annotations from various 
published sources ; (6) " Editorial Ergotism," recounting the editor's line of descent from 
his distinguished ancestor, and how he came to look up this ancestral line ; and (7), an 
Appendix containing a brief account of Gardiner's Island, L. I., and the line of Gar- 
diner proprietors from Captain Lyon Gardiner to the present (and twelfth) owner of the 
name. The volume is well printed and illustrated with coats of arms, seals, and a map 
of Gardiner's Island. 

It is, however, a disappointing book to those (and they are many) who have long 
known (all that this resume tells us) about Lyon Gardiner, his prowess in the days of early 
settlement of Connecticut, and of Long Island ; his pleasant relations with the Indians 
of Long Island ; and liis connection with the story of Captain Kidd and his ill-gotten 
gains, familiar to every school-boy. When we saw this goodly quarto, with its title of 
"Lyon Gardiner," our hearts glowed with genuine interest, and a feeling that the stout 


Notes 071 Books. gq 

old Puritan soldier was, at last, to be placed by the reverent hands of one of his own kin, 
in that historic niche which has long waited for his completed figure. Our hopes, how- 
ever, were dimmed by the perusal of the printed pages. As a collection of hitherto dis- 
jecta vie7nb)-a, and. thus far, a labor of filial affection, it has its uses. But it tells us 
nothing new, except the line of the author's direct lineage, and the line of the direct 
proprietorship of the Island. Nor is the chapter on the family name and arms as well 
handled as it might have been ; and as for the genealogy which we had a most natural 
right to expect in connection with the history of so notable a man, we look — alas ! — in 
vain. Our old manorial families are all too few in this country to permit of their being 
neglected in this manner. They who, with pardonable pride, bore upon their tombstones 
the title of " Lord of ye Isle of Wight," deserved a fuller genealogical and biographical 
record at the hand of their descendant. And therefore it is that we feel aggrieved — to a 
greater degree, perhaps, than might seem reasonable to Mr. Curtiss C. Gardiner, of St. 
Louis ; for all Long Islanders have a claim to the fame of Lyon Gardiner. 

It seems somewhat strange that, although the author has given (page 84) Wyan- 
danch's deed to Gardiner of land now forming a large portion of Smithtown, L. I., in 
requital for his valorous rescue of his daughter from the Narragansetts (copied from the 
Records at Albany), yet he has not mentioned the fact that the original document, with 
signatures of Wyandanch, Wyankanbone and their squaws, is now preserved, well framed, 
as one of the treasures of the Long Island Historical Society's Library, at Brooklyn. 

H. R. s. 

• Historical Account of the CELEBRiVTiox of the One Hundred and Fiftieth 
Anniversary of the Organization of the Congregational Church of New 
Canaan, Co.nn., June 20, 18S3. With an Appendix containing a full Alphabetical 
List of the Pastorate, Deaconate, and Membership of the Church, and other His- 
torical Items of Church, Educational, and General Town Interest. Edited by the 
Committee : Rev. Joseph Greenleaf, Mr. Amzi B. Davenport. 8vo. pp. 141. 
(Views of old Meeting House, 1752, and of Church edifice, erected 1843.) 

We are indebted to Mr. A. B. Davenport, of Brooklyn, N. Y. (one of the chief 
originators of this celebration, and its Chairman), for a copy of this very interesting 
pamphlet. It contains an Historical Discourse, by Rev. James S. Hoyt, D.D., of Cam- 
bridge, Mass. ; a Poem, by Rev. John G. Davenport ; and Addresses and Letters from 
various sons of the town, together with an Appendix as described in the title, h. R. S. 

Daniel Tyler : A Memorial Volume containing his Autobiography and War 
Record, some Account of his Later Years. With Various Reminiscences 
and the Tributes of Friends. Privately printed at New Haven, MDCCCLXXXIII. 
Quarto, pp. xvi. , 186. Two portraits, abstract of Tyler Pedigree, etc. [on reverse of 
title]. Two hundred copies privately printed by Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. 

This, truly, in view of its typographical dress, the value and interest of its contents, 
and tlie loving care and admirable taste which editor, friends, and printers have bestowed 
upon it, is a precious volume. Donald G. Mitchell, Esq., of Edgewood, and the 
printing firm of Tuttle, Morehouse «& Taylor, of New Haven, have fully equalled in this 
volume their Woodbridge Genealogy, which we noticed in a recent number of The Record. 
The memoir opens with a fragment of autobiography, originally written at the instance 
of his esteemed friend, Major-General Geo. W. Cullum, for the West Point Alumni 
Association. Its exceeding interest and value, not only to the purposes of this memorial, 
but to yet (properly) unwritten history of the United States Army, renders it a source of 
regret that General Tyler did not live to complete it. His connection, in the earlier 
portion of his long and busy life, with the development of the artillery service of the 
United States Army; and more recently, his active and valued service in the war of the 
Civil Rebellion, render this portion of his biography one of national interest. The rec- 
ords of " Later Years," together with sketches of his " Foreign Travel," and his "Rail- 
way Enterprises in Alabama," the extracts from his "Correspondence," and various 
" Reminiscences" of old friends, on both sides of the Atlantic, possess a peculiar value, 
and present to us a modest, yet complete sketch, of one who may truly be said to have 
been a complete man, in his loyalty to country, to family, and to duty. 

Those of us whose youthful days were charmed by the delightful "Reveries" and fan- 
tasies of " Ik. Marvel," are glad to renew our acquaintance with his facile pen in this 
"Memorial," as well as in the " Woodbridge Genealogy." And, in these severer stud- 

q6 Obituary. [April, 1884. 

ies of life to which he has given his hours of leisure at Edgevvood, we can discern no loss 
of vigor, or of tender touch — only tlie mellowness of added years and experience. 

H. R. s. 

Records of William Spooner, of Plymouth, Mass., and his Descendants. 
Vol. i. By Thomas Spooner. 8vo, pp. 694. Cincinnati, O., 1883. 

We have already noticed this valuable work from advanced sheets (see The Record 
for October, 1883), and the completed first volume, as it now comes to our hands, fully 
justifies the opinion which we then expressed concerning it. We trust the author will be 
justified, by the liberality of his kindred, in continuing his labors, until the companion 
volume completes the imperishable monument which he has consecrated to his family's 
name and fame. H. R. s. 


William H. Hunt, United States Ministerto Russia, who died at St. Petersburg 
February 27, 1884, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in the month of March, 
1824. His father was a distinguished lawyer and a member of the State Legislature, 
and had five children, of whom William was the youngest. In the stormy days of the 
" Nullification War," his family strenuously opposed the treasonable doctrines of Cal- 
houn, and consequently fell into such disfavor in their native State that they were led to 
seek more congenial political surroundings in New Orleans. There William Hunt, having 
been educated at Yale College, began his career as a lawyer, and soon attained eminence 
in his profession. He was a close student and ardent adherent of the doctrines of Hamil- 
ton and The Fede7-alist, and displayed unwavering loyalty to the Union, and hostility to 
the popular Southern doctrines of Secession and State Rights. For thirty-five years he 
was a prominent personage in the legal and political life of New Orleans. The records 
of the Federal and State Courts show that his engagements included all kinds of legal 
business, and he distinguished himself by his success equally in the admiralty and mari- 
time jurisdiction, criminal cases, and proceedings in the Court of Chancery. For a pe- 
riod he discharged the duties of professor of commercial law and the law of evidence in 
the law school at New Orleans. In 1S76 he was chosen Attorney-General of the State 
of Louisiana, which office he resigned the following year, and took up his residence in 
Washington. In the spring of 1878 he was nominated and unanimously confirmed as Jus- 
tice of the Court of Claims of the United States. When Justice Strong retired from the 
Supreme Court of the United States, the bar of Louisiana, without respect to party, 
unanimously recommended Justice Hunt as the jurist eminently qualified by character 
and acquirements to fill the vacancy. From this position in the Court of Claims he was 
called in 1880 to assume charge of the Navy portfolio in President Garfield's Cabinet, 
and on the reorganization of that body, upon the accession of President Arthur, he was 
appointed to succeed Mr. Foster as Minister to Russia. The writer, during a recent visit 
to Russia, received much courtesy and kindness from Judge Hunt, who was ever atten- 
tive to Americans travelling in that country. He leaves a family consisting of his wife, 
four sons, and one daughter ;?also two sisters and two brothers. 

J. G. w. 

Schuyler Va.\ Rensselaer, of New Brunswick, N. J., a mining engineer, died at 
his residence March 5, 1884, after a long illness. He was born in this city in 1844, 
and was a member of a branch of the old Van Rensselaer family at Albany. He was 
graduated successfully from Harvard University, the Columbia School of Mines, and the 
School of Mines at Freiburg, Germany. As Inspector of Steel Rails he was connected 
with the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad for several j'cars. In 1870 he mar- 
ried Marianna, daughter of George Griswold, formerly of this city, wlio with a son survives 
him. The burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. 

J. G. w. 

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(icneakgiciil anb ^iograpjjital |iccflrt. 

Vol. XV. NEW YORK, JULY, 1884. No. 3. 


By John V. L. Pruy.n, Jr. 

{Continued from page 22.) 


Late United States Minister to yapan. 

(With a portrait.) 

(199) Robert Hewson Pruyn, son of (io8) Casparus F. Pruyn and 
AnneHewson, was born in Albany, February 14, 1815, and was baptized by 
the Rev. John Melancthon Bradford, pastor of the North or Two-Steepled 
Dutch Church. An extended sketch of Mr. Pruyn, which served as his 
obituary notice, and a part of which is embodied in the present article, 
will be found in the " Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Biography of New 
York," vol. II., p. 295. It was written by the Hon. St. Clair McKelway, 
the able editor of the Albany Argus, and a Regent of the University of 
the State of New York. 

On his father's side Mr. Pruyn was descended from the Bogarts, Ver- 
plancks, Schuylers, Groesbecks, and Van der Poels. His grandmother, 
Cornelia Dunbar, the mother of (108) Casparus F. Pruyn, was of Scotch 
descent, her ancestor, John Dunbar, having settled in Albany, where in 
1 714 he was associated with the Rev. Thomas Barclay and Colonel Peter 
Matthews in building the Episcopal Church, Queen Anne's Chapel in the 
Wilderness, now the Parish of St. Peter. Mr. Dunbar afterward resided in 
Schenectady. Mr. Pruyn's mother was of English origin, and a woman of 
great force and loveliness of character. 

" In boyhood, under the influences of a home training in which 
revenence, patriotism, self-help, and industry were inculcated, he was en- 
tered (in 1825) as a student in the then and since famous Albany Academy, 
and, aside from the acquisition of a thorough practical and classical educa- 
tion, he was, best of all, placed under the shaping and inspiring influence 
of such influential minds as those of Theodore Romeyn Beck, M.D., 
LL.D., and Joseph Henry, LL.D., the eminent scientist, and afterward 
the distinguished organizer and executive of the Smithsonian Institute. To 
meet these men was almost a liberal education. To be trained by them 

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was an advantage not inferior to a scholarship in Rugby under the famous 
Arnold." After completing a full course of study Mr. Pruyn entered Rut- 
gers College, New Jersey, from which he graduated in 1833. 

Immediately thereafter he became a student in the law office of the 
late Hon. Abraham Van Vechten, of Albany, a jurist of high rank, who 
had been Recorder of Albany, State Senator, Member of Assembly, At- 
torney-General of the State, and a member of the Constitutional Conven- 
tion of 182 1. 

About 1836 Mr. Pruyn was admitted to the Bar, and was soon after 
appointed Attorney and Counsellor for the Corporation of Albany, a posi- 
tion which he held with acceptance for three years. " He was subsequently 
chosen a member of the municipal council for a like period. In both 
trusts he acquired that knowledge of ihe interests and methods of the city 
of his birth and of his home, which has stood him and Albany In good stead 
on many a subsequent occasion." 

He was Judge Advocate-General from 1841 to 1846, on the staffs of 
Governors William H. Seward, William C. Bouck, and Silas Wright, Jr. In 
1848, 1849, and 1850 he was Member of Assembly from the third district 
of Albany County. He was a Whig in politics, and served his constituency 
well. " In 1850 he was the Whig candidate for Speaker of the Assembly. 
The Democracy had a tie vote with the Whigs, but it having become ap- 
parent to Mr. Pruyn that one of the Whig members could not properly 
hold his seat, Mr. Pruyn himself abstained from voting, and the Demo- 
cratic candidate was chosen The appreciation of this high- 
minded course was shown shortly afterward. The Speaker was called 
home by family affliction, and the Democrats themselves elected Mr. 
Pruyn Speaker /r^ tempore y 

In 1 85 1 Mr. Pruyn Avas again appointed Judge Advocate-General by 
Governor Washington Hunt. In 1854 we find him again in the Assem- 
bly, "and, although speaking and voting against the prohibitory liquor 
law, which was passed that year but was vetoed by Governor Seymour, 
he was elected Speaker despite the fact that two-thirds of the members 
were in favor of the passage of that measure. As a Speaker his parliament- 
ary courage, readiness, and justice were marked. He enjoyed the unique 
advantage of never having had one of his rulings in the chair appealed 

On March 5, 1855, ^^J"- Pruyn was appointed Adjutant-General on the 
staff of Governor Myron H. Clark, and in i860, when party politics were 
at fever heat, he was again a candidate for the Legislature in the Third 
Assembly District of Albany County, " which, by a re-apportionment, had 
been made politically adverse, by a very large majority, to his views. He 
came within sixty-two votes of an election, though the Lincoln electoral 
ticket had tenfold that majority against it in that district. The popu- 
larity thus successfully shown at home, among his neighbors of opposing 
politics, carries its own commentary of tribute and excellence." ^ 

"In the month of September of 1S61, President Lincoln appointed 
Mr. Pruyn United States Minister to Japan, as successor to Hon. Town- 
send Harris, who was the first diplomatic representative of our Republic 
or of any other country to that kingdom. The test laid upon the diplomat 
was not a small one. It was necessary that the United States should have 
the strongest representation abroad, that our prestige should not abate in 
foreign lands while we were struggling to preserve our autonomy, and to 

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establish full manhood freedom at home. It was especially necessary that 
the equality, if not the primacy of the United Slates, in that ingenious and 
most peculiar portion of the eastern world, should be secured. Founda- 
tion work then had to be done for the present superstructure of American 
influence there now. It had to be done too, largely, by the Minister him- 
self, whom the preoccupations of our home government, and the distance 
of months in time from .the Secretary of State (there being neither cable 
nor established steam lines of communication), left mostly to his own re- 
sponsibility. This American gentleman had to contest for influence with 
the trained diplomats of the most powerful monarchies in the world, and 
against the usages and suspicions of one of the most set and insulated 
empires on the earth. The general task assigned to him was formidable in 
no ordinary sense. The particular problems presented or produced, intensi- 
fied the delicacy and the difficulty of the position. AVeekly or bi-weekly 
steamers and telegraph facilities, available on the instant to all points of 
the planet, now render the work of articulation with his home government 
easy and constant to our Minister to Japan or China, The absence of 
those means from 1861 to 1865 often caused instructions, when received, 
to be inapplicable to the situations, as they had changed since the instruc- 
tions were sent. It was of necessity a diplomacy of the diplomat almost 
exclusively. In recognition of this fact, our vessels of war in Japan waters 
were placed entirely at the disposal of the Minister, within the instructions 
prescribed by the Navy Department. Mr. Pruyn had to make exemplary 
use of these vast powers, when indecision, error, or precipitancy would 
have destroyed the germinating influence of his government. There was 
then, as there had been for a long time, an idea prevalent alike in Europe 
and America, that a dual sovereignty existed in Japan. It was supposetl 
that the Mikado was the spiritual head, and that the Tycoon was the 
temporal head of the empire. This was error. It arose from the mingled 
ecclesiastical and regal character assigned to the Mikado. As priest he 
was rated a descendant of the gods, and he was, therefore, sacred in his 
person, both as a priest and as a king. "The Yankees of the East," as 
the Japanese have been not inappropriately called, were not above em- 
ploying this theory of dual or distinctive power, in one ruler, to their own 
advantages, or to what they rated their own interest. Though by treaty with 
the United States, trade and travel, intercourse and the rights of the most 
favored nations had been guaranteed to this republic, the non -intercourse 
party in Japan devised the fiction that, while, to be sure, the sovereign, as 
Mikado, was pre-eminent, his titular position, as Tycoon, was but that of 
a prince of the sixth rank, and his treaty power was thus claimed to be 

"As early as the spring of 1863 Mr. Pruyn, thus acquainting the State 
Department with the dilemma of duplicity, took the ground that he should 
regard the Tycoon as what he was, as the real ruler, and would insist upon 
and maintain his real sovereignty. This was indispensable to give the 
United States either treaty rights or the right of intercourse. Mr. Pruyn 
informed Secretary Seward that foreign intercourse could never be guar- 
anteed, until and unless the treaties were ratified by the Mikado. 

'< Consequently, under the power devolved on the IVfinister, two naval 
expeditions were undertaken against the transgressing Daimio of Chosu, 
whose vessels had fired on the American merchant steamer Pembroke. 
In the first expedition the United States nipn-of-war Wyoming, Commo- 

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dore McDougall, sank tlie brig Lanrick and blew up the steamer Lance- 
field, at the same time running the gauntlets of shore batteries of eighty 
guns in the straits of Simonisaki. The second expedition was undertaken 
with the forces of Great Britain, France, and Holland, the United States 
steamer Jamestown being left at Yokohama for the defence of that place, 
and the United States being also represented by the chartered steamer 
Takiang, with an additional crew from the Jamestown, and its large rifled 
guns. The allied expedition demolished the fortifications of Chosu and 
captured the guns, the Daimio having also fired theretofore both on the 
French and English vessels. One Russian forty-two pound brass gun 
thus taken is now in Washington. Though questioned, this proceeding 
postponed the dethronement of the Tycoon for several years. The sum 
of $3,000,000 as indemnity, or, in lieu thereof, the opening of new ports, 
was demanded. Of this indemnity the sum of $1,500,000 is now to the 
credit of the United States in their Department of State. The treaty 
averred that the demonstration of force was necessary. The hostility of 
the Daimio of Chosu took on dimensions which disenabled the Tycoon 
from observing his treaty stipulations. The expeditions removed that ob- 
stacle, and opened the treasures of the Eastern to the influences of the 
Western world. Had the Mikado attained power before he was educated 
to the necessity of foreign intercourse, a war would have ensued, costing 
thousands of lives and millions of treasure. In point of fact, the ex- 
penses of Great Britain and France far exceeded the sums paid by Japan. 
Several regiments of British troops were in Japan, and nearly thirty men- 
of-war of the three Powers. So long as the territories of the Tycoon were 
interposed between the adherents of, or those who supported the old dy- 
nasty, he could maintain his position ; but when foreign steamers were ac- 
quired by the Daimios, and the Tycoon's territory no longer presented a 
barrier, but could be sailed around at will, his tenure of office was preca- 
rious and soon became untenable. The re-establishment of the rightful 
sovereignty was prolonged, until the education to the necessity of foreign 
intercourse was completed. The sesame Japan gives to the forces of the 
age, her school and civil service system of reform, and the decreed inten- 
tion of constitutional government, with the great gains to truth and 
comity, are among the results of the initial pressure of civilization applied 
in this decisive manner. 

"Minister Pruyn thoroughly acquainted himself with the institutions 
and arts of the East, so as to become admittedly an unexcelled authority 
upon them to his countrymen. He wrote at length to the State Depart- 
ment the results of his observations, and his reasons for his lines of policy. 
His correspondence was hardly equalled in volume by that of any other 
representative. In the opinion of Charles Sumner, so long and honor- 
ably the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, ex- 
pressed to the late (127) Hon. John V. L. Pruyn, then the member of 
Congress from the Albany District, Mr. Pruyn's correspondence was not 
surpassed in ability by that of any other American envoy, with possibly 
the exception of Hon. Charles Francis Adams. Mr. Pruyn concededly 
secured American equality of rights in the East, and did it in a way which 
has made the continuation of his policy the combined preference and ne- 
cessity of his successors. 

" Returning to the United States, with evidences of the honor of his gov- 
ernment and of his countrymen, Mr. Pruyn was supported m 1867, as the 

1884.] Priiyn Family — American Branch. lOI 

candidate for Lieutenant-Governor of his native State, as the repre- 
sentative of the union of the conservative Republicans with those with 
whom partisan causes had ])laced them aforetime at variance, but with 
whom agreement on constitutional questions and on reconstruction by 
reconciliation had reunited them. He was not elected, however. An 
attack of diphtheria, with its consequences, then retired him from civic and 
business activity for a number of years. He was, however, induced by 
Gov. Hoffman, in 1872, to serve on the non-partisan commission, to frame 
amendments to the State Constitution. That illustrious gathering of 
scholars and statesmen made him their presiding officer. He as directly, 
perhaps, as any other man, tempered and determined the course of results 
which, to-day, take form in the better business government of our State, 
and in the enlargement of the powers of the executive office. Among his 
associates in the body were Francis Kernan, Lucius Robinson, Judge 
Rumsey, Judge Jackson, ex-Attorney-General Daniel Pratt, B, D. Silli- 
man, Erastus Brooks, William Cassidy, and others of equal distinction. 

" We have but outlined a few of the more public trusts and achieve- 
ments of Mr. Pruyn's career in the service of his city, his State, and the 
nation. Space does not permit more than a bald indication of other 
positions which dotted a life in the public interest. This last State service 
was, as has been seen, the formulation of the forces of administrative re- 
form, which the preceding constitutional convention did not frame in a 
way to command popular approval. The commission over which Mr. 
Pruyn ])resided succeeded, however, in originating measures which were 
as feasible as they have been beneficent. The substitution of a superintend- 
ent of public works for three canal commissioners, and of a superintend- 
ent of State prisons for three inspectors, was secured. Sectarian api)ro- 
priations, which had become a gross abuse, were estojjped. The prohibition 
of the constitution was laid on special legislation. The Executive was 
given power to veto items in money bills, without prejudice to those which 
he might approve. A two-thirds vote of all legislators elected was made 
necessary to override a veto, instead of merely two-thirds of a quorum. 
The government of the State was placed on a basis which has enabled its 
debt and taxes to be steadily lessened, while its rills of revenue increased. 
It should be noted that as on Mr. Pruyn, from 1847 to 1850, devolved 
duties connected with the enforcements of the 1846 constitution, by 
legislation, so was it the privilege of the State to secure him in 1872, to 
moderate the work of adjusting the changes and reforriis to that instru- 
ment required by the newer duties of the newer times. This separated 
State service was bridged by the wonderful work on his part, to emphasize 
and perpetuate the primacy of his country in the antipodes." 

For the last ten years of his life Mr. Pruyn was not greatly identified 
with public affairs. He was largely interested in railroads, manufacturing, 
and other commercial enterprises, and at the time of his death was a 
trustee in the Metropolitan Trust Company of New York, just then incor- 
porated ; vice-president of the Albany Savings Bank, incorporated in 1820, 
and president of the National Connnercial Bank of Albany, an institution 
for nearly sixty years the depository of the general funds of the State. He 
was also a trustee of Rutgers College ; a governor of Union University ; 
president of the Board of Directors of the Dudley Observatory ; vice- 
president of the Board of Trustees of the Albany Medical College, and a 
member of the Executive Committee of the State Normal School at 

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Albany. He was also a member of the Albany Institute, and of the Young 
Men's Association, having been president of the latter in 1838 ; and was a 
governor of the Fort Orange Club. In early life he was very much in- 
terested in and an officer of the St. Nicholas Society of Albany, no longer 
existing, an organization similar to that of the same name now so promi- 
nent i/i New York 

" Mr. Pruyn was made a mason in Master's Lodge No, 5, prior to his 
departure to Japan as American minister. After his return he connected 
himself with the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and finally received the 
thirty-second degree about fifteen years ago. His most prominent act in 
a masonic capacity was delivering the oration at the dedication of the 
masonic temj^le in September, 1875. Though never actively engaged in 
the work of the fraternity, he was an admirer of masonry and its principles, 
and ever ready to defend it. Before the classis of the Dutch church, on 
several occasions, he delivered powerful addresses against the resolution 
denouncing masons, and the connection of members of the church with 
the fraternity, and to his efforts the defeat of the resolution may be 

Mr. Pruyn was a man of much culture, and had travelled extensively. 
He brought from Japan many valuable objects of art, and his collection 
of Jajxanese ivories, at one time in the Metropolitan Museum in New 
York, is considered one of the finest in the world. He also possessed 
some very rare and valuable books. 

In 1836 Mr. Pruyn received the degree of Master of Arts from Rutgers 
College, and in 1865 that of Doctor of Laws from Williams College. 

Of Mr. Pruyn's personal character, all bear witness to his honor, his 
efficiency, his kindliness, his charity, and his love for all that was good. 
He was a member of the church in which he had been baptized, and was 
devoted to its welfare. 

On the evening before his death he was at the Fort Orange Club, 
among his friends, in apparently excellent health. The next morning, 
Sunday, February 26, 1882, he was taken ill at breakfast, and about noon 
died. Embolism of the brain was the immediate cause of his death. The 
shock to the comnumity in which he lived was only less tlian that to his 
family. Resolutions of sympathy were passed by the various bodies with 
which he had been connected, and by others upon which he had no 

On Tuesday afternoon, February 28, 1882, after a short service at his 
late residence, corner of State and Park Streets, the funeral occurred at 
three o'clock from the First Reformed Church, in the presence of a large 
assemblage of friends. The services were conducted by the Rev. Rufus 
W. Clark, pastor of the church, the Rev. Dr. Vermilye, of New York, and 
the Rev. John N. Campbell, President of Rutgers College ; after which 
the remains were conveyed to their last resting place in the Albany Rural 

Mr. Pruyn married, November 9, 1841, Jane Ann Lansing, born June 
28, 181 1, daughter of Gerrit Yates Lansing and Helen Ten Eyck, of 

[Gerrit Yates Lansing, the father of Mrs. Pruyn, was a leading citizen 
of Albany, and held many honorable positions, including those of repre- 
sentative from the Albany district in the Twenty-second, Twenty-third, 
and Twenty-fourth Congresses of the United States, and of Chancellor of 

1 884. J Biography of Colonel Richard Nicolls. I03 

the University of the State of New York, being succeeded in the latter 
office by the late (127) John V. L. Pruyn. He was descended from the 
Glens, Visschers, Yateses, and other honorable colonial families. His 
father, Abraham G. Lansing, was surrogate of Albany County from 1787 
to 1 80S, and State Treasurer, by legislative appointment, from 1803 to 
1808, and from 18 10 to 1812, John 1-ansing, Jr., a brother of Abraham G. 
Lansing, was a lawyer, several times represented Albany in the Legisla- 
ture ; was Mayor of Albany ; was a member of the Convention of 1787-88, 
which formed the Constitution of the United States ; after which he became 
a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State, and finally Chancellor from 
1801 to 18 14, preceding Chancellor Kent. 

The mother of Gerrit Yates Lansing, and grandmother of Mrs. Pruyn, 
was Susannah Yates, daughter of Abraham Yates, Jr., one of the leading 
men of his time. He was sheriff of Albany County from 1755 to 1759, 
deputy in the New York Provincial Convention of 1755, deputy to the 
First, Second, Third, and Fourth Provincial Congresses of New York. 
Of the latter Congress he was president. He was a member of the two 
ad interim Councils of Safety on the adoption of the State Constitution ; 
State Senator from 1777 to 1790; Recorder of Albany in 1778 ; member 
of the Council of Appointment and of the Continental Congress in 1787 
and 1788. He was also Mayor of Albany from 1790 to 1796. "He held 
very positive views upon the question of State rights, and his papers 
signed 'Rough Hewer' were, in part, expositions of his ideas on that 
subject. 1 believe he looked with a prophetic vision at the future of our 
system, and saw in the preservation of the. functions of the States the 
safety of the Federal Union. He was not a secessionist, but for States' 
rights, and a strict constructionist on that subject," etc. (Extract from let- 
ter to compiler.)] 

By his marriage with Miss Lansing, Mr. Pruyn had issue : 

294. Edward Lansing, b. August 2, 1843; d. at San Francisco, 

February 8, 1862. 

295. RoBEKT Clarence, m. Anna Martha Williams. 

296. Helen Lansing, b. September 13, 1849 5 ^- ^^1 5' ^^54. 

297. Charles Lansing, m. Elizabeth Atwood McClintock. 



By Edward Holland Nicol. 

Colonel Richard Nicolls played a prominent part in American 
history and in establishing the pre-eminence of the Anglo-Saxon race on 
the sea-board of the new world. His family name was variously spelled, 
but Colonel Nicolls used the orthography given here. Richard Nicolls 
was the fourth son and youngest child of Francis Nicolls and Margaret, 
daughter of Sir George Bruce, the lineal ancestor of the Earl of Elgin, and 
a younger brother of Sir Edward Bruce, a favorite of James I. and his 
Master of the Rolls. Francis Nicolls is described in a pedigree of the 
family as " of the Middle Temple, one of the Squires of the Bath to Sir 
Edward Bruse, and lyeth buried at Ampthill, Co. Bedford." Richard 

lOA Biography of Colofiel Richard NicoUs. [July, 

NicoUs was born in 1624, his father dying in the same year. The family 
had for a long time occupied Ampthill Park, as lessees under the Bruce 
family. Ampthill Great Park was a royal chase, and its custody was 
granted in 1613, by James I. to Thomas, Lord Bruce, whose son, Robert 
Bruce, was created, in 1664, Viscount Bruce, Baron of Ampthill and Earl 
of Aylesbury. The NicoUs family resided at the Great Lodge or Capitol 
Mansion, as it was then called. Here Richard Nicolls passed his boy- 
hood under the charge of his mother, who never married again and died 
in 1652. Two other sons, Edward and Francis, and one daughter, Bruce, 
survived their father. The daughter married John Frechaille (son and 
heir of Sir John Frechaille), afterward Baron Frechaille of Stavely. Rich- 
ard Nicolls was a student at either Oxford or Cambridge, it is not known 
which. The epitaph on his monument shows that he was distinguished at 
the University. But his studies were interrupted by the breaking out of 
the civil war. When only eighteen years of age, he put himself on the 
side of the King, as was natural from his connections. His mother was 
of a family — itself connected with the royal line— which had been favored 
by the king ; his uncle. Doctor William Nicolls, of the Church of England, 
was indebted to Charles L for his preferments, and it was a matter of 
course that the sympathies of the young man should be with the Cavaliers. 
He was given the command of a troop of horse, and each of his brothers 
were at the head of a company of infantry. All three shared the exile of 
the royal family and followed Charles H. in his wanderings. Edward died 
at Paris and PVancis at the Hague. Richard was in the service of the 
Duke of York, and Clarendon tells us that the attendants of this prince 
suffered more than any others amid the privations and disorders of the 
banished court. In 1652, Richard Nicolls accompanied the Duke of 
York when he joined Marshal Turenne's army in the war of the Fronde. 
The duke afterward served on the other side, under Prince John of Austria 
and the Prince of Conde, and it is probable that Richard Nicolls was with 
him in these campaigns also. At the restoration, he was made a gentleman 
of the bed-chamber to the duke. The Duke of York's patent was issued 
in 1664 for all the land on the west side of the Connecticut River to the 
Delaware Bay, including Long Island, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. 
Colonel Richard Nicolls, Sir Robert Carre, George Cartaret, and Samuel 
Maverick, esquires, were appointed commissioners, with power for them, 
or any three or two of them, or the survivors of them, of whom Colonel 
Nicolls during his life should always be one and should have a casting 
vote, to visit the colonies and plantations known as New P'ngland. They 
were to hear complaints and " proceed in all things for the providing for 
and settling the peace of the said country." Colonel Nicolls was instructed 
to require the Dutch to submit to the king's obedience, "they having no 
kind of right to hold what they are in possession of in our unquestionable 
territories, than they are possessed of by an invasion of us." The expedi- 
tion commanded by Colonel Nicolls set sail from Portsmouth in June, 
1664, and resulted in the wresting of the New Netherlands from the Dutch. 
Colonel Nicolls assumed the government of the province of New York as 
*' Deputy Governor under his Royal Highness, the Duke of York, of all 
his territories in America." English forms and ways of government were 
gradually introduced, and in June, 1665, the scout, burgo-masters and 
schepens of the Dutch municipality gave place to a mayor, aldermen, and 
sheriff. Colonel Nicolls' rule, if somewhat arbitrary, was honest and wise, 

1S84.J Notes on the Livingston Family. 1 0=5 

and for the welfare of the people. Smith, in his " History of New York," 
says, "he erected no courts of justice, but took upon himself the sole 
decision of all controversies whatever. Complaints came before him by 
petition, upon which he gave a day to the parties, and after a summary 
hearing, pronounced judgment. His determinations were called "edicts," 
and executed by the sheriffs he had appointed. It is much to his honor, 
that notwithstanding all this plenitude of power, he governed the province 
with integrity and modeiation. 

Colonel Nicolls went back to England in 1667, and took his former 
])lace in the Duke of York's household. War was declared against the 
Dutch in 1672. The distinction between the land and sea services was 
not then established, and of the landsmen who volunteered to serve in the 
fleet commanded by the Duke of York, the Earl of Sandwich, and Count 
d'Estree's, were several of the Lord High Admiral's household, and 
among them Richard Nicolls. At the fight at Sobbay, on the 28th of May, 
1672, Lord Sandwich lost his life by the blowing up of his ship, and 
Colonel Nicolls, who was on the Royal Prince, with its captain, Sir John 
Fox, and many of the volunteers, were also killed. Colonel Nicolls was 
but forty-seven at the time of his death. He was never married. His 
will, dated May i, 1672, "on board the Royal Prince," was proved in the 
Prerogative court of Canterbury the following June. He desires in his will 
to be buried at Ampthill, and that alms be given to the parishes through 
which his funeral would pass, and a marble monument to be erected to 
his memory, with an inscription mentioning his father, mother, and his 
brothers, William, Edward, and Francis, and that his executors might add 
what they pleased about his services in America and elsewhere. He prays 
his executors to be " earnest solicitors with his Highness for the money 
due to him." A white marble monument to his memory is in the north- 
east corner of the chancel of Ampthill churcli. In its upper part is en- 
closed the cannon ball which killed him, with the words, '■'■ histrumentum 
Mortis et Imtnortalitatis," while below is a long inscription, also in Latin, 
testifying to his merits as a soldier, governor, and scholar, and, as he 
wished, mentioning his family. 


(Compiled from Original Authorities.) 

By E. Brockholst Livingston, F.S.A. Scot. 

(Continued from Vol. XV., p. 17.) 

Two sons of Thurstan, the son of Living, Alexander* and William, f 
are mentioned as witnesses to charters between the years 1165 and 1214, 
and as Thurstan himself is also a witness to one of these charters, he must 
have lived to a good old age. According to the peerage writers Alexander 
is put down as being the eldest of these two sons, but there is really no 

* Liber Sancte Cnicis, p. 29, where he is styled " Alexandre filio Turstani." This charter is undated, but it 
must have been granted between 1165 and 1214. 

t Liber Prioratus de S. Andree, p. 180, where both father and son are witnesses, "Turstino filio Levingi 
et Willelmo filio suo." This charter must have been granted between 1195 and 1207, 


1 06 Notes on the Livingston Family. [J^^^y* 

proof of such being the case ; he is also stated to have been the father of 
Sir Wilham Livingston, "dominus de Gorgyn," who was not in existence 
until a hundred years later.* 

The next member of the family of whom we have any authentic proof 
is one Sir Andrew de Livingston, who was sheriff of Lanach previous to 
the year 1295, as in that year he was paid the sum of 80/. Scots, by the 
keeper of the Royal Wardrobe, in settlement of some expenses incurred 
by him while employed in that office, f Li the following year, he and 
Sir Archibald de Livingston, who was probably his cousin, swore fealty to 
Edward I., of England ; \ and on that king setting out for Flanders to 
carry on the war with France, he had a writ issued, dated May 24, 1297, 
calling on Patrick, son of the Earl of March, Robert Bruce, Earl of Car- 
rick, and forty-six others of the leading men in Scotland, including the two 
Livingstons, to accompany him in this expedition. § There is, however, 
no mention made as to whether the Livingstons complied with the sum- 

Though we find no special mention of the Livingstons during the 
Scottish War of Independence, they appear to have joined the party of 
Bruce, as their fortress of Livingston was garrisoned by English soldiers. || 
This fortress suffered from many attacks by the English, owing to its 
proximity to the borders, and it was also taken and burnt during the civil 
wars in the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots. The remains of it were still in 
existence two hundred years ago, and are thus described by Sir Robert 
Sibbald in his "History of Linlithgowshire :" "The Peel retains still the 
form of a Roman camp, with high ramparts about it, and ditches full of 
water without them ; the access to the peel is by a timber bridge, and seems 
to have been a Castrum Exploratorum wherein the advanced guards were 
lodged;"^ a portion of these ramparts and the ditch remained until 
nearly the middle of last century.** 

Sir Archibald was probably the head of the family, through whom the 
senior branch, the Livingstons of Livingston, was descended. The last 
male descendant of this line was Sir Bartholomew Livingston, who, accord- 
ing to Sir Bernard Burke,ff fell at Hodden ; but from evidence derived from 
the public records preserved in H. M. Register House, Edinburgh, he 
must have died previous to that date.J;J 

The more important branch of Callendar is descended from Sir 
Andrew, who married a lady whose Christian name was Elena, but whose 
surname has not been preserved. |||| These two were the progenitors of all 
the titled branches of the famil)', which in the seventeenth century consisted 
of no less than five distinct peerages, namely, three earldoms, Linlithgow, 
Callendar, and Newburgh, and two viscounties, Kilsyth and Teviot, be- 
sides numerous minor honors. The American Livingstons are also de- 
scended from them. 

Their son William, before the year 1328, acquired the lands of Gorgyn, 
near Edinburgh, probably on the forfeiture of the former owner, who was a 
Comyn, and by charter dated March 25th, in this year, he confirms to the 

* Douglas Peerage, vol. ii., p. I2^. 

t Stevenson Documents Illustrating History of Scotland, vol. ii., p. 17. 
X Ragman Rolls, pp. 75, 125, 162. 

§ Documents Illustrating Scottish History, vol. ii., p. 168. Rymer Fusdera, Tome ii., p. 768. 
' |l Rotuli Scotiaj, pp. 1 11, 113. IT .Sibbald : History of Linlithgowshire, p. 21. 

** New Statistical Account of Scotland, vol. ii., p. 116. 
tt vicissitudes of Families, vol. ii. (new edition), p. 218. 
XX Registrum Segreti Sigilli, fo. 205, MS. Ilil Registrum de Neubotle, p. 34. 

1 884- J Notes on the Livingston Family. IO7 

canons of Holyrood the right of building a mill lade across the water of 
Leith, on his property of Gorgyn, which had been allowed them by his 
predecessor.* He also, ten years later, granted to the monks of Neubotle the 
liberty of grinding any grain grown on their lands of Easter Craig, at his 
mill at Gorgyn, without payment beyond a fee to the miller for his trouble ; 
this charter he states he has granted for the weal of his soul, as well as for 
the weal of the souls of his wife, Margaret, and their children's, his father 
Andrew's, his mother Elena's, and those of all his predecessors and suc- 

He was succeeded by his son, Sir William Livingston, the first of the 
house of Callendar, who was a firm adherent of the Patriotic party in 
Scotland during the wars which again desolated that unhappy country 
after the death of King Robert Bruce, owing to the minority of his son 
David. On August i, 1340, the English and Scottish commissioners 
agreed that the Earl of March, Sir Alexander Seton, Sir William Living- 
ston, John Stewart, and Patrick Herring, should be sent to reside in 
England as hostages for Randolph, Earl of Murray, who was then a 
prisoner in that country, so that the latter might be allowed to return 
home to raise money for his ransom ; but Sir William was fortunate enough 
not to be long detained, as in the following year he was permitted to 
return to Scotland.]; He took part in the siege of Stirling, which was 
taken by Sir William Douglas in 1339, and soon after was sent abroad on the 
king's service, most likely for the purpose of informing King David II., 
then in France, of the state of affairs in his kingdom, as the loyalists had 
by this time driven the English out of the greater part of Scotland.§ 

On King David's return. Sir William's services were so highly esteemed 
by that monarch, that he gave him a charter of the barony of Callendar, 
in Stirlingshire, which at this time was held by the crown on account of 
the forfeiture of Sir Patrick Callendar, who had espoused the cause of 
Baliol.| Perhaps the better to strengthen his title to the lands, he married 
Christian, the daughter and heiress of Sir Patrick, and through them their 
descendants held the lands until the forfeiture and attainder of James, the 
fifth and last Earl of Linlithgow, for his share in the rebellion of 1715. 

Sir \\^illiam accompanied King David in that unfortunate expedition 
into England which resulted in the battle of Neville's Cross, October 17, 
1346 ; and for his gallant behaviour during this invasion he was made a 
knight banneret. In this battle the Scottish army was completely defeated, 
and David taken prisoner after a brave resistance. Sir William was also 
taken, but was released soon after, and at the request of the Scottish king 
a safe-conduct, dated December 7, 1347, was sent to him by order of 
King Edward III., of England, granting him permission to come to Lon- 
don with a suitable retinue to confer with David, then a prisoner in the 
Tower. ■[ 

[To be continued.] 

* Liber Cartanim Sancte Crucis, p. 75. 
't Registrum de Neubotle, p. 34. According to Douglas, he married a daughter of Sir John Erskine, of 
that Ilk. Peerage, vol. ii., p. 123. 

X Rymer : Foedera, Tome i., pp. 200, 202, 268. § Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, toI. i., pp. 506, 513. 

II Robertson's Index of Scottish Charters, p. 38. From this alliance their descendants quartered the arms 
of Callendar, a bend, between six billets, or, on a field sable, with those of Livingston, which are argent, 
three cinquefoils. gules, within a double tressure flowered and counterflowered with fleur-de-lis, vert. The 
lands of Calentyr or Callendar had ,been in Sir Patrick's family smce the reign of Alexander II. Nisbet : 
Heraldry, vol. ii., p. ig. 

^ Rymer Foedera, v., pp. 547, 597. He is styled in the safe-conduct "Willelmuo de Levingston 

Io8 Genealogical Sketch of the Hart and Hooker [J^V? 


By Mrs. Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps.* 

Stephe^n Hart emigrated from England in 1632. Massachusetts Bay 
was, at this period, the favorite resort of English emigrants ; colonies had 
already been estabhshed under the names of Massachusetts and Plymouth. 

An Indian sachem, in 163 1, had visited the governors of these colonies, 
and urged that they should send men to settle upon the banks of a great 
river, which watered fertile lands. This in the Indian tongue was called, 
*' Quonektacut." Governor Winslow, of Plymouth, was induced to go 
himself to see this " Indian Paradise," and he is in history named as the 
discoverer of the river and valley. 

About this time, Thomas Hooker, a minister of the English church in 
Chelmsford, England, liad been silenced for non-conformity to the estab- 
lished religion, notwithstanding great opposition to this act from many 
conforming clergymen, whose petition to the bishop of London was un- 
availing. They had vouched for the soundness of his religious faith, and 
purity of character. 

Hooker left England, and, with many of his congregation, removed to 
Holland, where the Earl of Warwick, and other distinguished noblemen, 
went long distances to listen to his eloquence. But he was urged to go 
to America, and in 1633, with a large party from Holland, he arrived at 
Newtown (Cambridge), Mass., whither he had been preceded by personal 
friends, and members of his English congregation. 

Thomas Hooker at length was induced to go to the Connecticut settle- 
ment, and in 1636, with his assistant minister, Mr. Stone, and a party of 
about one hundred, set out upon this journey. Mrs. Hooker being feeble 
in health, was carried on a litter gently borne on men's shoulders. 

Stephen Hart, who was deacon of Thomas Hooker's church in New-, 
town (Cambridge), Mass., accompanied his friend and pastor to Hartford. 
Attracted by the fertile valley of Farmington, he purchased extensive lands 
of the Indians. ^His eldest son, John Hart, built a house here. In 1666 
the Indians set fire to this in the night, and preventing the escape of any 
of the family, all perished in the flames, except one son John, who was 
providentially absent on some business in a neighboring settlement. 
This John became the father of three sons, great-grandsons of Stephen 
Hart, who married three sisters, the great-granddaughters of Thomas 
Hooker. Matthew Hart married Sarah Hooker ; Samuel Hart married 
Mary Hooker ; Nathaniel Hart married Abigail Hooker. 

It has been the privilege of the writer to become intimately acquainted 
with many of the descendants of these relatives, and to hold correspond- 
ence with others whom she has not personally known. In the better world 

* [The writer of this article is the youngest of the seventeen children of Captain Samuel Hart, of Ken- 
sington, Conn., being the tenth by his second wife, Lydia Hinsdale, and is now in her ninety-first year, 
born at Berlin, Conn., July 15, 1793. Like her elder sister, the late Mrs. Emma Willard, from a very early 
age her life has been devoted to the education and the elevation of the religious and social condition of her 
own sex. Numerous brief memoirs of her, with notices of her literary publications, have appeared. See 
" Genealogical History of Deacon Stephen Hart and his Descendants." by Alfred Andrews, p. So-82 ; 
also Mrs. Hale's "Biography of Distinguished Women," p. 770. .She now resides in l!altimore, still in 
the enjoyment of perfect health, and surrounded with the elegances and comforts of a happy home, and by 
the families of her only surviving daughter, and son, as well as by hosts of admiring friends, the rewards 
and recompense of a truly Christian character and well-spent life. — L.]. 

18S4.] Families^ of New England. lOd 

to come, we trust that congenial spirits will meet, and enjoy that com- 
munion which our Saviour promises to His children. 

The second daughter of Stephen Hart, Mary, married John Lee ; they 
are the ancestors of the Lees of New England. We may here name one 
of their descendants, William H. Lee, born in New Britain, Conn., mem- 
ber of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Among his 
contributions to the Record may be mentioned his memoir of Elihu 
Burritt, himself a descendant of Stephen Hart and Thomas Hooker. The 
father of William H. Lee, Judge Lee, of New Britain, married a daughter 
of Huldah Hart, the sister of Samuel Hart, father of the writer. He was 
thus descended from both the Hart and Hooker lines. 

We will now trace the generations from the John Hart, of Farmington, 
who escaped the flames which destroyed the family of his father, John 
Hart, and who was the father of the three brothers who married the 
Hooker sisters. 

Lieut. Samuel Hart, grandson of John Hart, and the grandfather of 
the writer, married Mary Hooker. He resided in what was once called 
" Lower Lane," in Worthington Parish, Berlin, Conn., but now known as 
Hart Street. He had an only son, Samuel, whom he had destined for a 
collegiate education, but his death occurred when this son was about four- 
teen years old, and his mother, not willing to part with him, gave him 
the best advantages which could be procured at their home. 

Capt. Samuel Hart, the father of the writer, was born in 1738. He 
married, first, Rebecca Norton, of Guilford, connected with one of Con- 
necticut's early poets, Joel Barlow. Second, he married Lydia Hinsdale. 
The town of Hinsdale, Mass., is named from her brother, Rev. Theodore 
Hinsdale, who was the first (Congregational) minister of that place. 

The military title of Capt. Samuel Hart was of revolutionary origin. A 
company was organized in his town of Berlin, of which he was captain, to 
go to the seacoast of Long Island Sound, to prevent the depredations of 
the British, who had burnt Danbury, and given much alarm to the inhab- 
itants of other towns. In my childhood I have often heard my father 
describe the incidents of this campaign. At one time, when the enemy 
were near New Haven, some of our troops were looking through a tele- 
scope ; my father said to one near him, "We had better leave this place, 
we may be exposed to their guns," when there came from those guns a 
shot which killed the man my father thus addressed. 

On one of these excursions to the seashore there was an excitement ; 
a herald on horseback approached, waving his white flag, and cr) ing, 
" Burgoyne and all his men are ours." This surrender of Burgoyne is 
recorded in history as having taken place October 18, i777- 

In attempting to describe the character of my father I am met by a 
crowd of thoughts. His life was a remarkable one ; his intellect, greatly 
in advance of the day, led him to toleration in religion and liberality in 
politics. Educated in the strict and severe principles of Puritans and 
Calvinists, his mind in advancing life rose to a higher plane. The calm 
dignity of his appearance, the thoughtful expression of his countenance, 
and his elevated tone of conversation, affected all who came within his in- 
fluence. This is alluded to in a short poem by my sister, Emma Willard, 
inserted at the close of diis communication. 

The Hon. Samuel Hart, the eldest son, became distinguished as a pub- 
lic man, a member of the Legislature and the Senate of Connecticut. It 

IIO Genealogical Sketch of the Hart and Hooker Families. [July, 

was about the year 1818, when the spirit of toleration had pervaded Con- 
necticut, that a meeting was held in Hartford (where the writer then 
resided) to form a Constitution of Connecticut, it having been discovered 
that the State had never had one, as the old charter of King Charles II. 
to the colonists had heretofore served as a substitute. 

At this Convention there were present my brother, Samuel Hart, and 
three sons-in law of my father ; William Cook, of Danbury, who had mar- 
ried his eldest daughter, Rebecca ; Orin I^ee, of Granby, who had mar- 
ried Charlotte; and Elisha Treat, of Middletown, whose wife was my 
sister Lydia. The political sentiments of these four differed. My brother, 
Samuel Hart, with two of the others, were toleralionists, while one, Orin 
Lee, was on the other side in politics. 

At this period my husband, Simeon Lincoln, was proprietor and editor 
of the Connecticut Mirror, a paper oi)posed to toleration. My own senti- 
ments were, of course, divided ; naturally, I was of the opinions of my 
father, but my husband's politics influenced me in a degree. 

As the writer passed some years of her early married life in Hartford, 
she will introduce some lines from apoem written in 1871 for the " golden 
wedding" of a friend, which was read by the Hon. Henry Barnard ; his 
name is familiar as the editor of the Journal of Education, and as hav- 
ing been prominent in literature and education in our own country, and as 
representing it abroad. 

In an address given by Dr. Barnard, previous to reading the poem, 
after some remarks respecting Simeon Lincoln, the husband of the writer, 
and his connection with the Connecticut Mirror, he says: "Mrs. Lincoln, 
during the four years of her residence in Hartford, from 181 7 to 1822, oc- 
cupied a house in the near neighborhood of what, in Porter's map of 
Hartford in 1640, is given as the first selected house- lot of her paternal 
ancestor, Stephen Hart; while at the south end of the same street is 
located on the same map the homestead of her maternal ancestor, the 
Rev. Thomas Hooker, a name second to no other in the annals of the 
New England Church, or of the founders of our American system of repub- 
lican government." At the time of Mrs. Lincoln's residence here, no 
house east shut out the view of the great river. From the poem we quote 
the following lines : 

" A modest dwelling was the chosen home 

Where Simeon Lincoln placed his youthful bride. 

In front, upon the west, a meadow green 

Gave a suburban air, and then the rear 

Boasted piazza and luxuriant vines. 

A little spot there was where pansies grew. 

And damask roses with sweet Hlies vied 

To make their home attractive to the pair. 

Whose married life thus pleasantly began. 

* * « * • 

Yes, Hartford has a charm — its name derived, 
As legends say, from Stephen Hart, who lived 
■ Where joins the "little river" to the " great," 
And Hart's-ford may be seen on ancient maps. 
Here Thomas Hooker lived, a godly man, 
' Great light of our New England's famous Church, 
And founder of the ancient colony,' 
As in his history Cotton Mather saith. 

i8S4-] Records of St. George' s Church, Hempstead, L. I. \\\ 

Descended from the Hart and Hooker line, 
Hartford must ever be, to her who writes, 
A ]\Iecca for the soul, for here repose 
The ashes of the fathers of her race. 

In closing tliis brief and imperfect sketch, I will introduce some lines 
written by my sister, Emma Willard, in a copy of " Hollister's History of 
Connecticut," sent to me June 2, 1855 : 

•'' Almira, youngest born, and sole to me 
Remaining of i7iy father's house and thine, 
This history I give thee of that State 
Where the dear mansion of our infancy 
Reared its colonial front and simple form 
Near meeting roads, and in a pleasant vale. 
Orchards were near, nor far the murmuring brook. 
Fond recollection peoples all the scene ! 
Father! I see thee! calm — with dignity 
That speaks of high communings, and of deep 
Affections overmastered — cheerful made 
By wit and warm benevolence. With thee 
Is she thine eye sought ever as thy foot 
Crossed the domestic threshold — -Mother, dear \\ 
How many virtues light that blessed face ! 
Sister ! we boast an honored ancestry 
Of parents nobly virtuous, reared in thee, 
Connecticut ! whose earliest sires were ours. 
Her annals read thou, then, with this poor verse ; 
For who but thee of all that loved abode 
Is left, to feel and understand with me? 
Soon will there be a sole surviving one ! 
By nature 'tis thy lot ; nor be the doom 
Reversed. Christ has prepared a better home." 

Emma Willard was taken to the better home April 15, 1870, aged 
eighty-three years, and soon there was '■'■a sole surviving one.'' 

FROM JUNE 5, 1725 to . Marriages. 

Communicated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

(Continued from Vol. XV., page 80, of The Record.) 

June I. James Tredwell and Rachel Valentine, both of Oisterbay. T.. 

June 19. David Coseboom and Jane Brass, both of Oisterbay. B. 
June 25. By Rev. Mr. Bloomer, of Jamaica, Samuel Durlon and 

Mary Durlon. I^- 
June 24, Henry I.ounsbury, of New York, and Jane Coeburn, of 

Oisterbay. I-- 

June 24. Sylvester Bedel and Mary Hall. !'• 

June 30. Peter Wheeler and Martha Weeks, both of Oisterbay. L. 

July 15. Thomas Smith and Anne Southard. E. 

112 Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. [July, 

July 2 1. At Oisterbay, Joseph Tobias and Hannah Whippow, both 

of Oisterbay. L. 

July 29. Samuel Walters and Martha Vancot, both of Oisterbay. L, 

Aug. 12. Zebulon Dickinson, of Oisterbay, and Elizabeth Brush, of 

Huntington. L. 

Aug. 13. I.enninton Smith and Mary Bedel. L. 

Aug. 18. Jacob Smith and Hannah Whaley. L. 

Aug. 20. Thomas Larrabee and Amy Gohvell, both of Oisterbay. L. 

1/ Aug. 2o.'Epinetus Wood and Mary Loise. L. 

Sep. 12. Simon Weeks and Elizabeth Hair. I^. 

Sep. 12. Samuel Peters, of Hempstead, and Ruth Titus, of Oister- 
bay. I>. 

Oct. 24. Holley Eoynes and Martha Poss, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Nov. 7. Isaac Doty, of Oisterbay, and Elizabeth Williams, of 

Hempstead. L. 

Nov. 7. Daniel Willis and Martha Doty (widow), both of Oister- 
bay. L. 

Nov. 7. Charles Erost and Phebe Harris, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Nov. 20. Jacob Robbins, of Oisterbay, and Abigail Jackson, of 

Hempstead. L. 

Nov. 24. Samuel Page and Mary Rogis, both of Oisterbay. B. 

Dec. T. Joseph Wansgr and Linda Wanser, by Necessity. — 

Dec. I. Samuel Whitney and Anne Guire, both of Huntington. L. 

Dec. 5. Daniel Burt and Sarah Underbill, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Dec. 29. Ezekiel Raynor and Elizabeth Smith, by oath. — 

Dec. 30. John States and Letitia Golden L. 

Dec. 30. William De Mott and Elizabeth Miller. L. 


Jan. 7. William Seymour and Hester Sands, both of Oisterbay, 

by Necessity. — 

Jan. 8. At Huntington, Adam Lefferts, of Oisterbay, and Rebecca 

Conkling, of Huntington. E. 

Jan. 15. At Oisterbay, Jeffry Smith, of Suffolk Co., and Marth 

Townsend, of Oisterbay. T/. 

Jan. 19. John Dodge and Mary Smith, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Jan. 19. Daniel Smith and Elizabeth Bedel, by Oath. — 

Jan. 27. Benjamin Raynor and Hannah Smith. L. 

Eeb. I. Eulkert Boyce, of Hempstead, and Elizabeth Covert, of 

Oisterbay. B. 

Feb. 7. At Jamaica, Jacob Weeks and Violetta Cocks, both of 

Oisterbay. L. 

Feb. 16. At Oisterbay, Stephen Vooris, of Hempstead, and Sarah 

Waters, of Oisterbay. L. 

Feb. 16. At Oisterbay, James Place and Sarah Duria, widow, both 

of Oisterbay. L. 

Feb. 19. Henry Bird, of Hempstead, and Leah Latten, of Oister- 
bay. L. 

Feb. 28. Josiah Burgess, of Loyds Neck, and Margaret Verity, 

widow, of Hempstead, by Oath. — 

Mar. 5. David Whaley and Elizabeth Colder. L. 

1884.J Records of St. Georges Church, Hempstead, L. I. n^ 

Mar. 9. Benjamin Waters and Elizabeth Valentine, both of Oister- 

bay. Iv. 

Mar. II. George Monfort and Phebe Burtis, both of Oisterbay. L. 

Mar. 28. Nathaniel Pearsall and Phebe Colville. L. 

^far. 30. Moses Vansioyre and Susannah Bedel. L. 
April 27. At Oisterbay, Noah Seaman and Hannah Norstrandt, 

both of Oisterbay. L. 
April 30. Thomas Cotield, Lieut, in North Carolina Volunteers, 

and Martha Carman, of Hempstead. — 

May 4. William Smith and Phebe Morrell. L. 

May 4. Jacob Buis and Mary Frost, by Necessity. — 

May 15. Braddock Seaman and Amy Seaman. I>. 

May 26. James Wood and Alice Pettit. T.. 
May 27. Uriah Hendrickson and Elizabeth Valentine, both of 

Oisterbay. E. 
June 16. Henry Hollander, Lieut. Queens Rangers, and Jane 

Baley, of Jamaica. ]j. 

June 19. Henry Craft and Charity Baker, both of Oisterbay. — 

July 21. Philip Powley, Gentleman, and l>ynah Johnson. L. 
July 22. Nicholas Van Hoesen, of Queens Co., and Jane Everitts, 

of Albany Co. B. 

July 24. William Chisholm, of ye 23d Reg't, and Anne Verity, — 

Aug. 3. At Oisterbay, Titus Lifford and Sarah Doughty, both of 

Oisterbay. — 
Aug, 16. John Henry Augustus Fricke, of ye 60 Reg't, and Alithea 

Gilderslieve, of Hempstead. — 

Aug. 23. James Seaman and Rebecca Southard. — 

Aug. 25. Nathaniel Dougharty and Catherine Chaise. J.. 

Aug. 28. James Mays and Hannah Jackson. — 
Sep. 5. By Rev. Mr. Bloomer, Jamaica, Richard Harrison, of New 

York, and Frances Ludlow, of Hempstead. — 
Sep. 8. Enock Plummer, Lieut, in ye 3d battalion of ye 60th 

Regt. British Troops, and Abigail Batty, of Hempstead. — 

Sep. 29. Samuel Weeks and Ourviah Bragre, both of Oisterbay. ]x 
Oct. 28, Thomas Mitchel and Loretta Hegeman, both of Oister- 

' bay. ^ L. 
Nov. 18. Jacob S. Jackson, of Hempstead, and Phebe Coles, of 

Oisterbay. L. 

Nov. 29. John De Mott and Marth Pearsall. — 

Nov. 30. Samuel Smith and Amy Smith. B. 

Dec. 14. James Prior and Theodosia Drby, both of Oisterbay. — 

Dec. 21. Jacob Doxie and Sarah Forman. B. 
Dec, 22. James Burtis, of Hempstead, and Judith Weeks, of 0\z- 

terbay. — 

Dec. 28. Isaac Jackson and Jerusha Doiland. — 

Dec. 28. James Peters and Mary Powell. — 


Jan. 8. Oliver Birdsall and Sarah Sands. — 

Jan. 8. James Lewis and Phebe Golden — 

1 14 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [July, 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XV., p. 88, of The Record.) 


A° 1704. 
6 dito. 

6 dito. 
9 dito. 

13 dito. 

Pebiuaiy 13. 
20 dito. 

23 dito. 









Maart i. 

8 c 


8 dito. 













26 dito. 


Christoffel Pels, Cha- Evert, 
talina Bensen. 

Adriaan Man, Hes- Nicolaas. 

ter Bording. 
Balthazar de Hart, Cornelia, 

Margrieta Mouwe- 

Cornelis Martense, Marte. 

Sara Jorisse. 
Nicolaas Dally, Eli- Johannes. 

sabeth Kriegier. 
Robberd Borsey, Ca- Sara. 

tharina Van Aren. 
Gerret Wotiterse, Elsje. 

Magdalen a Pro- 

Thomas Sickels, Jan- Sacharias. 

netie Brevoort. 
Stefanis Boekenhove, Gerrardus. 

Johanna Hoist. 
Jan Van Hoorn, Ca- Anna. 

tharina Myer. 
Johannes de Peyster, Abraham. 

Anna Bankers. 

Albertus Coenradus Elisabeth. 
Bosch, Maria Yeets. 


Dirk Bensen, de jonge, 
en Samsons Soon, Ael- 
tie Bickers. 

Elisabeth Kriegier. 

Jacob Mouris, Elisabeth 
de Hart. 

Jeronimus Remse, Tryn- 

tie Berrie. 
Johannes Van Gelder, 

Susanna Krigier. 
Abraham Van Aren, Ma- 

ritie Van Aren. 
Willem Provoost, Barber 


Jan Brevoort, Annetie 

Evert Van Hoeck, Jan- 

netje Cosaar. 
Lida Myer, Maritie Van 

Isaac de Riemer zenior, 

Helena Van Balen, h. 

v. van D° Du Bois. 
Johannis Van Zante, El- 

sebeth Blank. 

Jacob Brouwer, An- Magdalena. Dirk Adolf, Ariaantie 

netie Bogardus. 
Harmanus Myer, He- Martinus. 

lena Post. 
Pieter Chaignea{i, Jacob. 

Aaltie Smith. 
Denys Doolhage, Frederick. 

Rachel Vrederiks. 

Jan Wanshaar, Siisan- Pieter. 

na Nys. 
Abraham Braedjor, Johannes 

Elisabeth Schoute. Schoiite. 
Samuel Ritsema, Jan- Jannetie. 

netie Jans. 

Johannis Bensen, Eli- Benjamin. 

sabeth Van Deurse. 
Mathys Smack, Elisa- Elisabeth. 

beth Janse. 

* His daughter. 

Kierstede, syn h. v. 
A braham Van Gelder, 

Cathalina Post, syn h. v 
Louwerens Van Hoek, 

Annetie Smith, syn h. v. 
Johannes De Pe}>ster, 

Sofia Haagenaer, h. v. 

Sym. Janse Romyn. 
Anderies Abramse, Gees- 

je de Nys. 
Willem Plav, Sara Blik- 

kers, alias Schoute. 
Sampson Bensen, Cata- 

lyntie Bensen, syn 

Jacob Martense, Catalyn- 

tie Van Deurse. 
Jacobus Berrie, Elysabf "1 





of the 

Reformed Dutch Church 



iv York. 

A' 1 





29 dito. 

April 2. 

2 dito. 


April 5. 

9 dito. 

9 dito. 

9 dito. 

12 dito. 

12 dito. 

16 dito. 

23 dito. 

23 dito. 

23 dito. 

23 dito. 

2x dito. 

26 dito. 

May 3. 
10 dito. 

14 dito. 
17 dito. 

Frans Wesselse, Maritie. 
Tryntie Jans. 

Davidt Janse, Antie Johannis. 

John Crfiger, Maria Anna. 

Isaacq de Riemer, Margrita. 

Aeltie VVesselse. 

Jacobus Kierstede, Marretie, 

Elisabeth I.ouvve- Geb: den 

rens. 2 Ap: 

Joris Reyerse, Antie Luykas. 

Huybert Van den Gerardus. 

Berg, Maritie Lan- 
, sing. 
Cornelis de Peyster, Marya. 

Maritie Banker. 
Joris Remse, Fern- Cathalyntie, 

nietie Woertman. 
Alexander Bairt, He- Wilhelmus. 

lena Van Vlek. 
Pieter Laroe, Alida Geerlhruy. 

T h o ni a s s e Vry- 

Jan VVykof, Neeltie Pieter. c^ 

Davidt Cosaar, Styn- Davidt. 

tie Joris. 
Jacob Van Deurse, Gysbert. 

Aeltie Uytenboo- 

Dirk Uytenboogert, Jan. 

Elisabeth Ekkeson. 
Huvbert Janse Van Marya. 

Blerkom, Engeltie 

Anderies de Wande- Johannis. 

laar, Agie Van Bos- 
Johannis Slegt, Ca- Elsie. 

tharina Bergen. 
Anderies Marschalk, Fransois. 

Elisabeth Van Gel- 

Pieter de Mill, Maria Johannis. 

Van der Hefil. 
Abraham Slegt, Jan- Henderick. 

netie Van der 



Wessel Franse, Dievertie 

\Vessel, h. v. van Isaac 

Cornells Low, Margritie 

Low, syn h. V. 
Joiiannis Cuyler, Eva 

Abraham Gouverneur, 

Margritie Selynis. 

Jacobus Kip, Cornelia 

Gerret Burger, Dina 

Daniel Bratt, Elisabeth 


Johannis De Peyster, 
Marya De PeVster. 

Abraham Messelaar, 
Harmjije VVoertman. 

Willem Beekman Senior, 
Cathalina Van Vlek. 

Jeramia Tothill, Geer- 
lhruy Van Rollegom. 

Claas Wykof, Antie Kou 

Willem Bogert, Hillegont 

Claas Boogert, Claasje 

Van Schaick, s. h. v, 

Cornelis Ekkeson, Ari- 

aentie Ekkeson. 
Jan Janse Van Blerkom, 

Chatarina Henderiks, 

Johannis de VVandelaar, 
Janneke Van Bossen. 

Jacob Hanse Bergen, 

Elsie Vredericks. 
Jacob Hassing, Teuntie 


Henderik Van der Heul, 

Sara Jooste. 
Barent Slegt, Anna Catri- 

na Slegt. 


Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Jn^y? 

A* 1704. 
T7 dito. 

17 dito. 

May 21. 



\'^ 24 dito. 

24 dito. 
24 dito. 

24 dito. 
28 dito. 

Juny I. 

II dito. 
18 dito. 
21 dito. 

25 dito. 
July 2. 

Dirk Tysen, Antie Johannis. 

Genet de Boog, Eli- Gerret. 

sabeth Lettgeer. 

Jacob Bennet, Neel- Suzanna. 

tie Beekman. 
Wouter Hyer, Anna- Vrederik. 

tie Blom. 
Anthony Ruthgers, Anneke. 

Henderikje Van de 

Henderik Mandeviel, Henderik. 

Elisabeth Herris. 

Johannis Van de Wa- Johanna. 

ter, Baafje Sipkens. 
AVillein Hyer, Catha- VVillem. 

rina Mol. 
Olphert Sioerts, Hil- Luykas. 

legont Ldykas. 
Johannis ter Bos, Eli- Henderik. 

sabeth Henderiks. 
Harme Gerritze, Eli- Gerret. 

sabeth Brouwer. 
Jan Van der Beek, Jannetie. 

Elisabeth Woeder. 
Martinus Krigier, Johannis. 

Margrietie Dalsen. 

Leonard Leuwis, Eli- 
sabeth H e r d e n- 

Otto Van Thuyl, 
Grietie Dirks. 

Joseph Smit, Margrie- 
tie Corsen. 

Jacob Koddebek, 
M a r g r i t i e Pro- 

Mangel Janse, Antie 

Evert Pels, Grietie 

Robberd Walters, 
Chatharina lieis- 







Sara, J u- 
ny 39 ten 
9 u r e ^ 
a V o n d s 


Pieter Heuion, Antie Van 

Erederik Eyn. Catharina 
Provoost, Wed: van 
Jonathan Provoost. 

Isaac Kip, Johannis Van 
Laar, Annatie de Mill, 

Gerret Hver, Elisabeth 

Harnianus Rtilgers, Antie 

Davidt Mardeviel, I\Tar- 
retie Van Hoese, s. 
h. V. 

Harme Luvkasse, Anna 
Maritie Sipkens. 

Gerrit Hyer, Ariaantie 

Elisabeth Luvkas, Cor- 
nelis Klopper. 

Rodsjer Brith, Catharina 
Ronibouts, s. h. v. 

Abraham Brouwer, Jan- 
netie Brouwer. 

Pouwelus Van der Beek, 
Jannetie Oosterom. 

Evert Banker, Antie Ban- 
ker, h. v. van J oh. 

Jacob ten Yk, Neeltie 
Hardenberg, s. h. v. 

Jan Piero, Mettie Piero, 

s. h. V. 
Johannis Janson, Anna 

Leuerse, s. h. v. 
Elias Provoost, Barber 


Edward Blagg, Jannetie 

I'iccus, s. ii. V. 
Christofifel Pels, Antie 

Leonard Hiivgede Kley-n, 

Margrietie Pasco. 

' Korn the 29th of June.'p o'clock in the evening. 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Neiv York. 


A° 1704. 

9 dito. 

9 dito. 


12 dito. 
16 dito. 

19 dito. 


23 dito. 
30 dito. 

V 30 dito. 

30 dito. 
30 dito. 

2 Augustus. 

6 dito. 
12 dito. 


Jan Cuer, Gerretie 

Hendericils Myer, 

Wyntie Rhee. 

Samuel Borsies, Ma- 
ritie Braker. 

Abraham Gofiver- 

ncur, Maritie Leis- 

Frans Van Dyk, Sy- 

tie Dirks. 
Johanniz Hennijon, 

Margrieta Dallie. 
Cornelis Low, Mar- 

grietie Van Bossen. 






Will em Pley, Sara Sara. 

Henrikus ten Broek, Maritie. 

T r y n t i e Lange- 

Aernhout Viely J', Sara. 

Elizabeth Hende- 

Karel Bevoys, Mar- Jan. 

grietie Meserol. 
Abraham Van Hoorn, Catharina, 

Maritie Provoost. 

Davidt Mandeviel, Jurian, 
Maritie Van Hoe- 

Willem Echt, Marri- Marinus. 
tie Van Dvk. 

Lo<ivverens Cornelis- Cornelis. 
se, Lena Bensen. 

Cornelis Van de Wa- Jacobfis. 
ter, Dorathe Loyse. 

Servaas Vliereboom, Pieter 

Geertriiy I^azzing. 
Pieter Van Devenler, 

MavkeVan Doom. 

A b r a- 
h a m, 

13 dito. 

Adriaan Van Schaik, Aegje. 
Jannetie Johannis. 


Thevmis Quick, Margrie- 
ta Kool. 

Johannis Myer, Adolf 
Soon, Tryntie Myer. 

Steven Braker, Robberdt 

Darkens, Cornelia 

Leonard Huvge de Kleyn, 

Sara (jouverneur, h, v. 

van Isaac Gouv. 
Willem Echt, Elizabeth 

Pieter Hennijon, Mar- 

griete Kool. 
Willem Provoost, Davidts 

Soon, Aefje Van der 

Veen, syn h. v. 
Pieter Pra, Maria Pra, 

syn h. v. 
Jan Langestraat, Jan- 
netie ten Broek. 

Aernhout Viely Sen', 
Gerretie V^iely, syn h. v. 

Charel de Nison, Jannetie 
M6serol, syn h. v. 

Jan Van Hoorn, Catha- 
rina Provoost Davidts 
h. v. 

H u y b e r t — Maritie de 

PVans Van Dvk, Orseltie 
Van Dyk. 

Johannis Bensen, Maria 
EUeson, h. v. van Jan 
W" Rome. 

Benjamin Van de Water, 
Engeltje Van de Wa- 
ter, Jacobds, h. v. 

Pieter I>azzing,Willempie 

Cornelis Van Deventer, 
Antie Van Thuyl, Tjerk 
Van Dyk, Tryntie Van 

Johannis T h o m a s s e, 
Aegje Jacobs, sy h. v. 

I l8 Records of the Re fanned Dutch Church in New York. [Jul)'' 

A* 1704. 





Augustus 13. 

Thomas Jacobs e, 


Cornells Van der Hoeve, 

Neeltie Van der 

Elizabeth Van der 



dito 13. 

Hans Kierstede, Di- 


Jacobus Kierstede, Mar- 

na Van Schaik. 

relie Bayards. 

dito 16. 

Johannis Bant, Wil- 


Henderik Kermer, Grie- 

leinyntje Filips. 

tie Kermer. 

dito 16. 

Kelni Makor\>, Jan- 
netie de Pii. 


Jacob Van Dfierse. 


Johannes Verbrdgge, 


Pieter Ver Brftgge, Eelsie 

M a r g r i e t i e Pro- 

Van Hoorn. 


dito 20. 

Abraham Wendel, 


Samuel Staats, Johannis 

Catharina de Kay. 

Schuyler, Eliszabet 


Benjamin QQakken- 


Jacob Cornelisse Stille, 

bos, Clasie Web- 

Marretie Elzewaart. 


dito 23. 

Harme de Gravv, EH- 


Pieter Bogert, Fytie Ser- 

zabeth Ver VVy. 


Septemb. i. 

Johannis Van der 


Henderik Van der Heul, 


dito 3. 



dito 6. 


dito 10. 

dito 17. 




dito 27. 

Heul, Jannetie Ro- 

Abraham Van der Elsie. 

Beek, Mettie Woe- 

Willem Bogert, Hille- Joris. 

gont Joris. 
Jan Laethen, Maria Johanna. 

Philip Basing, Sara Philip. 


Thomas Pel, Aeltie IVTaria. 

Coenraat ten Yk J<i- Samuel. 

nior, Antie Van Eps. 
Thomas Bay eux, Siisanna. 

Magdalena Boudi- 

Samuel Chahaan, Susanna. 

Neeltie Cosyns. 
Gerrit Burger, Sara Marte. 

Arnhoiit Henderiks, Neeltie. 

Geertie Claase. 
B a r e n t Reinderse, Elzebeth. 

Hester I>eislaar. 
Jacobus Bevois, iV[ar- Johanna. 

retie Jooste. 

Tryntie Klok, h. v. 
Albert Klok. 
Coenradis Van der Beek, 
Sara Perry. 

Jan Van Hoorn, Joris 
Soon ; Stynte Cosaar. 

Jan Willemse Romen, 
Marretie Coning. 

LuV'kas Van Thienhoven, 
Tryntie Van Thien- 

Willem Pel, Debora Pel. 

Coenraat ten Yk Senior, 
Belitie ten Yk, s: h: v: 

Benjamin Dorjett, Susan- 
na Boiidinolt. 

A r n h o u t Henderiks, 

Vroutie Cosyns. 
Pouvvelds Turk Jun', Ma- 

retie Martens, s: h: v: 
Gerret Hollart, Susanna 

Hollart, s. h. v. 
I^eonard HiivgedeKleyn, 

Elsie Leislaar. 
Joris Remse, Femmelie 


[.] Records of the Reforined Dutch Church in New York. \\<\ 

A" 1704. 
Octob: I. 




dito 4. 

dito 8. 


dito 15. 


dito 18. 
dito 22. 


dito 25. 
dito 29. 

Novemb. i. 


Jacob Vliereboom, 
Maritie Herring. 

Joris Hoorn, Annetie 

Abraham Van I.aar, 
Hester Christi- 

Louwerens Van 
Hoek, Johanna 

Adriaen Bennet, Bar- 
ber Vonck. 

Mathys Van Velse, 
Catharina Hou- 

Petrils Beiard, Rachel 
Van Balen. 

Cosj>n Gerritse, Ca- 
tharina Van Giist. 

Willem Provoost, Ag- 
je Exveen. 

Tobias Stotitenburg, 
Antie Van Rolle- 

Joost L\>nsen, Eh'za- 
beth Daniels. 










Isaac Selove, Judith Daniel. 

E d m o n d Thomas, Johanna. 

Maria Sefia de 

Jacobus Van der Spie- Elizabeth. 

gel, Annatie San- 
Gerrit Van Laar, Jan- Christoffel. 

netie Streddels. 
Christoffel Elzewaart, Clement. 

Blandina Bogardis. 

Henderik Van der Hendericiis. 
Hetil, Marretie My- 

John Anderson, Ju- Wyntie. 

dith VVoiitersen. 
Jacob Marius Groen, Elizabeth. 

Maria Salisbury. 


T. Servaas Vliereboom, 
Marretie Vliereboom. 

Jurian Kolyer, Dorathea 
Ver Schfiere. 

Dirk Valck, Barentie Van 

Johannis Hardenbroek, 

Abels Soon ; Harmpje 

Henderik Vonk, Neeltie 

Joseph Walderon, Marica 


Isaac de Peister, Maria 
de Peister, s. h. v. 

T h e u n i s Quick, Sara 
Quick, dogter van Cor- 
nells Quick. 

Cornelis Exveen, Elsie 
Van Hoorn, h. v. van 
Gerrit Van Hoorn. 

Nicolaas Van der S|)iegel, 
Tryntie Van der Spie- 
gel, s. h. v. 

Leonard Huyge de Klein, 
Susanna Leislaar, 
s. h. v. 

Jan de Laniontagne, Sara 

David Finisson, Johanna 
de Briiyn. 

Jacobus Schuyler, Tryntie 
Van der Spiegel. 

Isaack Van Laar, Sara 

Clement Elzewaart, An- 
na Maria Elzewaart, s. 
h. v. 

Henderik Jillisse Myer, 
Jannetie Myer, h. v. 
van Abraham Pro- 

Francis Salesbury, Eliza- 
beth Van Dvk". 

I 20 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 



den 2 Octo- Jan Ogelsby, Anne- Jannelje. 

ber, by ke Claasze. 

extra or- 

d i n aa r 

V o o r V a 1, 

g e d o o p t 

in buys. 

Novemb. i. Christoffel Beekman, Coineba. 
Afaritie Lanoy. 

dito 5. Louwerens Mathys, Rombout. 

Niesje de Groot, 

dito 19. JohannisFrelant, Catharina. 

Maria Criegiers. 

dito. Gerret Schuyler, Alida. 

Eagje de Groof. 
dito. John Ellesson, Chris- EHzabeth. 

tina Davids. 

dito 22. Augiistfis Sjee, Anna Petrus. 

Maria Beiard. 
dito. Thomas Eckeson, Appalonia. 

PLlisabeth Slinger- 

dito. Johannis Deenmarke, Johannis. 

Maritie Ten Yck. 

Decemb. i. Johannis Vreden- Willeni. 

burg, Janna Mon- 

dito 3. Genet Fiel)>, Janne- Maria, 

tie Van Vetnde. 
dito 3. Michiel Stevens, Rei- Cathalina. 

ertie Mol. 
dito 3. Jan WilUcke, Mar- Sara. 

grietie Dowe. 

dito 3. Jacob Wilse, Abigael Maria. 

dito 10. Merynus Roelofse, Abraham. 

Dina Theunisse. 

dito 10. Isaac Brath, Diever- Divertie. 

tie Wessels. 

dito 13. Michiel Janse, Maria Margrietie. 



Hendricus Betjwon Jti- 
dik Pamerton, Marga- 
rita Lankhaar. 

Gerrerdus Beekman, 

Magdalena Beekman, 

s. h. V. 
Philippus Van Cortlant, 

Catharina Philips, We- 

Martinus Criegier, Ca- 
tharina Freland, h. v. 

van Aart Elbertse. 
Adolf de Groof, Janneke 

Van Bosse, Wed. 
Mathys Drajer, Willem 

Nazaret, Helena Na- 

Jacobus Beiard, Ariaantie 

Ver Plank, Wed. 
Jan Eckeson, Apalonia 

Eckeson, syn moeder. 

Coenraat ten Yck Senior, 
Pietronella ten Yck, h. 
v. Henderik ten Yck. 

Abraham Vredenburg, 
Elizabeth Blom, h. v. 
van Jan Montagne. 

Davidt Provoost J", Su- 
sanna Fieley. 

Levynis de Wint, Ari- 
aantie Mol, s. h. v. 

Willem Ajjpel, Catharina 
Dowe, Wedew: van Jan 

Jan Janse Rj'kskocht, 
Maria Eorquisson. 

Abraham Van Breme, 
Maritie Van den Berg, 
h. V. Huybert Van den 

Wessel Wesselse, Aefje 
Brath, h. v. van Jac. 

Luykas Stevense, Mar- 
retie Janse, j. dochter. 

1 884-] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church iji New York. 


A° 1704. 
dito 13. 

dito 13. 

dito 17. 

Decemb. 20. 

dito 20. 
dito 27. 
dito 27. 

dito 31. 

A° 1705. 
January 7. 


Hendericus Koerte, Margareta. 
Elizabeth de Rie- 

Theilnis Van Pelt, Samuel. 

Elsje Henderix. 
Julian Bosch, Annet- Elizabeth. 

je Br6yns. 

Tynien Franse Van Immetje. 

Dyk, Hester Ple- 

Petrus Kip, Immetje Dirk. 

Van Dyk. 
Harine Luykasse, Harme. 

Anna Maria Sippe. 
Joris Walgraaf, Susan- Magdalena. 

na Woederd. 
Jacobus Goeler, Jan- Aefje. 

netie Cosaar. 

Ryer ATartense, Re- Sara, 
bekka Van der 

Willem Roseboom, Annatje. 
Piaterus Colevelt. 


Everardus Bogardiis, Willem. 

Hanna Daley. 


Jan Jorisse Van Joris. 

Hoorn, Magdale- 

entie Karstens. 

dito 10. 

Samuel Benson, Ma- Catharina, 

ritje Myer. 


Frederik Blom, Ante Sara. 



Johannis Teniiur, An- Saniiiel. 

natje Meynders. 

dito 18. 

Carel Adriaanse, Ma- Aetje. 

ria Van der Beek. 


Jacob Brat, Aefje Grietje. 



Samuel Moor, Marri- Marretje. 

etje Poulusse. 


Samliel Philips, Aelt- Richard. 

je Dame. 


Isaac de Riemer Junior, 
Margareta de Riemer, 
Wed: van Dom. Zelvns 

Samuel Van Pelt, Title 

Albertus Coenradis Bosch, 
Elsje Blank. 

Frans Van Dyk, Marretie 
Van Dyk. ' 

Petrus van Dyk, Orse- 
nella Van Dyk. 

Johannis Van de Water, 
Elsie Sippe. 

Joseph Waldron, Magda- 
lena Boekholt. 

Evert Van Hoeck, Anna 
Hoist, h. V. van Steve 

Joris Martense, Jenneke 
Brestede, j. d'- 

Johannis Van Vorst, An- 

natie Colevelt, h. v. 

van Lofnverens Hed- ^A 

Philip Daley, Cornelia 

Willem Bogert. Hillegont 

Joris, s. h. V. 

Abraham Ryke, Cathari- 
na, Syn hiiys vrouw. 

Johannis Vredenburg, 
Aeltie Blom. 

Johannis de Pe5>ster, An- 
na Banker, s. h. v. 

Abraham Wendal, Sara 
Schoute, h. v. van Jan 

Isaac Brat, G e e r t j e 
Everts, h. v. van Ab- 
ram Splinter. 

Johannis Poulusse, Elisa- 
beth Van de Water, s. 
h. V. 

Evert Pels, Pieternella 
Van de Water, wed. 


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

A° 1705. 

dito 21. 

dito 28. 


Pebruary 4, 


dito 14. 



/ dito. 

dito 18. 


dito 21. 

dito 25. 
dito 28. 
Maart 4. 



7 dito. 

Isaac Boog, Hester Elizabeth, 

Van Vleck. 
Michiel Besset, He- Michiel. 

lena Van Alst. 

Jacobus Beyard, Hil- Maria. 
legondt de Key. 

Gerret Provoost, Margreta. 
Aelette Roos. 

Frans Langet, Marit- Arie'. 

je Van Schaak. 
B a r th o 1 o m e vi s Le Geertruy. 

Roux, Geertruy 

Van Rollegom. 
Pieter Bant, Maersje Pieter. 

Johannis Pieterse, Pieter. 

Annetje Jans. 
Thomas Narihen, Thomas. 

Sara Hanse. 
Henderik de Camp, Louwrens. 

Mary de T.amar. 
Frederik Fyn, Jan- Johannis. 

netje Van Zante. 

Abraham Van Gel- Harnianus. 

der, C a t h a li n a 

R e y n Quakkenbos, Abraham. 

Claesje Stille. 
George Herres, Wil- Annatje. 

lempje Jans. 
Johannis Kerfbyl, Catharina. 

Margreta Provoost. 

Daniel Berkelo, over- Maritje. 

leden,* Elizabeth 

Jan Melderom, Fem- Anna Catha- 

metje Van Borstim. rina. 
Joris Hooms, Janne- Willem. 

ke Bogert. 
Jacob Blom, Mayke Janneke. 

Jeremias Borres, Cor- Elizabeth.' 

nelia Eckeson. 


Jacob Fenix, Maritje Van 

Walter Thang, Rip Van 

Dam, en Sara v. d. m. 

s. h. V. 
Jacobus de Key, Maria 

Bogards, Wed. 

Pieter Roos, ATaritje Hi- 
bon, h. V. van Jilles 

Jacob Van Deurse, Aelt- 
je s. huysvrouvv. 

Hendericus Van der Spie- 
gel, Tryntie Stouten- 
burg s. h, V. 

Parent Bant, Marretje 

Tys Buys, Vrouwtje Co- 
sy ns. 

Louvverens Wessels, Re- 
becka Stuard. 

Davidt Mandeviel, Mar- ' 
retje s. h. vrou. 

Wynant Van Zante, Mar- 
grietje Van Zante, h. 
V. van Johannis Van 

Philip Daily, Helena 

Abraham Kip, en Catha- 
lina Lenoy s. h. v. 

Samfiel Philips, Antje 

Jan Franse Van der Mu- 
len, Catharina Pro- 
voost, Wed. 

Johannis Van Norden, 
Catlyntie Serly. 

Frans Van Dyk, Wyb6rg 

Van Borsum. 
Claas Bogert, Elizabeth 

Wouter Hyer, Mayke 

Egbert Heermans, EHza- 

beth Eckeson. 

• Died. 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


A° 1705. 

Maart 11. 


dito 18. 

dito 21. 
dito 25. 


dito 28. 

April 8. 



Willem Post Ju', Ma- Willeui. Arent Bloni, Aeltje Post, 

ritje Van Kleef. h. v. van Willem Post 


Steven Richard, Ma- Joliannis. 
ria Van Briigh, 

Rodger Brith, Catha- Thomas, 
rina Rombouts. 

Pieter Bogert, Fytje Pieter. 

Theophilus Pels, Ca- Theophilus. 

thalina Bensen. 
Slephanus Boeken- Gerardus. 

hove, Anna Hoist. 
Jaques Fonteyn, An- Catharina. 

neke Webbers. 

Jan Wanshaar, Susan- Pieter. 

na Nys. 
Abraham Provoost, Johannis. 

Jannetje Myer. 
Henderik Bosch, Ma- Eghbertje. 

ria Van der Beek. 
Daniel de Voor, En- Daniel. 

geltje Cornelis. 

Claas Boogert, Belit- Hendrik. 
je Van Schaick. 

Enoch M i c h i e 1 s e, Jacob. 
Aefje Van Hoorn. 

Coenraat Hiiybeling, Jonas. 

Debra Peek. 
Isaac Stoutenbfirg, Isaac. 

Neeltje tJytenbo- 

Willem Sjekkerlej>, Elizabeth. 

Debora Van Dyk. 

Marte Beek man, Rachel. 
Neeltje Slingerlant. 

Isaac Gouverneur, Johanna. 

Sara Staats, 
Huybert Sylant, Sara Rachel. 


Charelton Van Br ugh, 
A n d e r i e s Greveraat, 
Anna Bridges. 

Thoma Byerly, Henderik 
Van Baal, Helena Tel- 
ler, Wed. van Fran- 
coys Rombout. 

Johannis Bogert, Claasje 

Matheus Bensen, Saratje 
Van Dam. 

Evert Van Hoek, Jannet- 
je Goelet. 

Johannis Van der Spiegel, 
Lea Fonteyn, h. v. van 
Vrederik Symonse. 

Pieter de Nys, Geesje de 

Henderik Van der Heul, 
Angenietje Naiberu. 

Harmanus Burger, Eg- 
bertje Bosch, Wed. 

Abraham Metselaar, Sa- 
ratje Cornelisse jong 

Cornelis Turk, Aeltje 
Uytenbogert, h. v. van 
Jacob Van Duerse. 

Jan Jorrise Van Hoorn, 
Maria Van Hoorn, s. 

Jacob Fenix, en Antje 
s\>n huysvrouw. 

Jacob Van Deurse, Sarat- 
je Van Dam. 

Matheus Aertsen, Barnar- 
dus Hardenbroek, Ca- 
tharina Harding. 

Anthony Rutgers, Antje 
Van Ekele, h v. van 
Hans Kros. 

Samliel Staats, Machtrld 
Nessepat, Wed. 

Luykas Van Thienhove, 
en Tryntje s. h. vrouw. 


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

A° 1705. 



April 18. 

John Pamerton, Su- 
sanna de Peuw. 



Alexander Fenix, 


Hester Van Vorst. 


Nicolaas B r u w e r, 



Jannetje Caljer. 

Cosyn Anderiesse, 

Grietie Theiinis. 



"VV i 1 1 e m Elzevvaart, 


Pieternella Rome. 


Frans W e s s e 1 s e, 
Tryntje Jans. 



Jan Bras, Sara Loyse. 



Johannis Ryknian, 
Catharina Kip. 


25 dito. 

Jacobus Kip, Catha- 
lina de Hart. 



Hendrikus Van der 
Spiegel, Tryntie 



Jacob Wykof, Laai- 


29 dito. 

metje Strykers. 
T h e u n i s Quick, 
Vrouwtje Herring. 



Johannis Narburi, 
Angenietje Pro- 



Jan Danielse, Jannet- 
je Pouwels. 


May 2. 

Elias de Hart, Cally- Jannetje. 

na I-aning. 

dito 6. 

Jan Herris, Jannetje 



Johannis Myer, Sara 
de Foreest. 


9 dito. 

Gysbert J a n s e Bo- 
gert, Antje Loiiwe. 



May 13. 

Davidt Sprong, Ra- Gerret. 

chel Lieqiiye. 
Gerrerd Diiykingk, N e e 1 t j e, 

Maria Obeel. April 13 


Pieter Ronien, Hes- Anna, 
ter Van Gelder. 


Pieter Myer, Helena Ka- 

Adriaan Man, Cornelia 

Jan Hendriks, Marytje 

Andries Jurianse, Geert- 
je Cosyn. 

Joris Elzewaart, Tryntje 

Johannis Stymes, Saartje 

Pieter Loyse, en Sara 
Loyse s. h. vrou. 

Pieter Rykinan, Rachel 

Balthazar de Hart, Ca- 
thalina Kij), Wed: van 
Johannis Kip. 

Johannis Van der Spiegel, 
Antje Van RoUegom, 
h. V. van Tobias Stou- 
ten b: 

Cornelis VVykof, Geertje 
Van Aartsdalen. 

Carste Lierse, Grietje 

Abraham Provoost, Jan- 
netje Myers s. h. v. 

Isaack Stoutenburg, en 
Aeltje s. h. vrouvv. 

Gysbert Laning, en Jan- 
netje s. h. vroiiw. 

Leonard Leuwis, Eliza- 
beth Clase. 

Catharina Van Hoorn, 
Anderies Myer. 

Lourens Janse en Joris 
Hooms, Cornelia Bo- 
gert, K 1 a s j e Van 

Gerret Sprong, Antje 

Johannis Obeel, Chris- 
toffel Beekman, Eliza- 
beth Banker. 

Willem Appel, Teuntje 
Van Gelder. 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in Nezv York. 


A° 1705. 

17 dito, 
23 dito. 


Pieter Burger, Catha- Tohannis. 

rina Daniels. 
Johannis Dykman, Janneke. 

Rachel de Vouw. 

Juny I. 
dito 2, 
dito 3. 

dito 10. 

dito 20. 

24 dito. 

Juny 27. 


Jan Harris Bikker, Eliza- 
beth Clase. 

Dirk Dykman, en syn 
moeder Jannetje Dyk- 

Jacob Swaan, Christina 

Albert Klok, Tryntje syn 

Rip Van Dam, en Saratje 
syn hiiysvrouw. 

Elizabeth Dayly-. 

Loiiwerens Wesselse, Sa- 
ra Lovereds. 

Anderies Marsclialk, Cor- 
nelia Van Gelder, h,v. 
Filip Dayly. 

Louwerens Wesselse, 
Geertje Splinters. 

Jan Van der iMeer, Anna 
Hoist, h. V. van Stev. 

John Gordeyn, Johanna 

Barent Cool, Margreta 
s. h. vroCi. 

Pouwelus Van der Beek, 
Anna Maria Johannis. 

Leendert Le6wis, Eliza- 
beth s. h. vrou. 

Johannis Bant, Marretje 
Bant, Wed. 

Joost LVnse, Elizabeth 
Henjon s. h. v. 

Abraham Messelaar, Eli- 
zabeth Crigier, h. v. van 
Nicolaas Daly 

Frans Van Dyk, Marretje 
Van Dvk, h. v. van 
Will. Egt. 
Theophiliis Pels, Catali- 
na Bensen s. h. v. 
Benjamin Bil, Geesje Benjamin, Johannis de Peyster, Be- 
Van Alst. geboren litje Pieters. 

1698 okt. 

Thomas Nyts, Sara 

Benjnmin Wy-nkoop, 
P'emmetje Van der 

John Broadeds, Ma- 
ria Van der Spie- 

Adriaan Aran, Hester 

Aart Elbertse, Catha- 
rina Vrelant. 

Harmanus Van Gel- 
der, Teuntje ledes- 

Anderies ten Brock, 
Lynlje Splinters. 

S V m o n" Clase n, 
Tryntje Gerrets. 

John Lasly, Helena 

Jacob Kool, Barber 

Johannis Van Vler- 

kom, M e 1 1 je Jo- 
Jacob Ten Yk, Neelt- 

je Hardenberg, 
Sacharias Schotshuys, 

Grietje Bant. 
Pieter Hennejon, 

AFarretje Van Oort, 
Dirk Koek, Susanna 












Albert de Vries, Im- Anna, 
metje Van Dyk. 

Harmanus Bensen, Claasje. 
iVeltje Bikkes. 

126 Records nf the Rearmed Dutch Church in New York. 


A° 1705. 
July I. 

dito 8. 

dito 1 1, 
den 25 d° 

dito 15. 


H e n d r i k Swervers, 

P^lizabeth Van der 

Thomas Chearnian, 

Aefje Stille. 

Henderikje ten Yk. 
Benjamin Dorjet, An- 

natje Oiitmans. 
Henderikus M y e r, 

Wyntje Rhee. 
Johannis Jansen, Jo- 
hanna Lierse. 
Jacobus Van Cort- 

lant, Eva Filips. 
Dirk Valk, Barentje 

Van Brackle. 
Gualtherus dii Bois, 

en Helena Van 












Abraham Van Aren, Isaac. 

Sara Eckeson. 
Pieter Gerretse, Jan- Gerretje. 

netje Slyk. 

Poiil Miller, Antje Johannis. 

Van der Heide. 
Anthony Caar, An- Annetje. 

netje Huyke. 


Abraham Mol, Zara Abraham, 



Willem Pel, Elizabeth Anna. 

Van Thuyl. 


Johannis B y v a n k. Evert. 

July 22. 

Aeltje Hooglant. 

25 dito. PVansois De Fenne, Fransois. 

Anna M ar g r e la 
Pieter Stoel, Rachel Pieter. 
Van Bommel. 

Pieter Bortel, Mar- Jan. 
grietje Van Klyf. 
Augustus 5. Ide Myer, Annaije Vroutje. 
Frans Milder, Geert- Celia. 
je Wessels. 


Jan Sippetow, Catharina 
Appels, Wed. 

Frederik Stille, Claasje 

Auke Lefiferts, Elizabeth 

Gerretse Blauvelt. 
Johannis Oiitman, Judith 

Outmans s. d. 
Pieter Crasert, Catharina 

s. h. vrou. 
Carste Lierse, Geertje s. 

h. vrou. 
Adolphes Philips, Anna 

Steve Van Braakle, 

Stvntje Darkens. 
Hendrik Van Bael, en 

Margrita Van Bael, h. 

V. van Nicolaas Evert- 

Folkert Heermans, Mar- 

grietje Eckeson. 
Gerret de Graw, Antje 

Gerrets, h. v. van Dirk 

Johannis Van der Spiegel, 

Sara Hardenbroek. 
Cornells Ver Duyn, An- 
netje Anderies, h. v. 

van Symon Aartse. 
Cozyn Cierretse, M aria 

Isaac Van Thtiyl, Aefje 

Adriaan Hooglant, Anije 

Duyking, h. v. van Jo- 
hannis Hooglant, Evert 

Casparus Blank, Maria 

Far man. 

Henderikus Van Bom- 
mel, Abraham Mol Se- 
nior, Ariaantje de Wiut. 

Geesje Van Clyf. 

Anderies Myer, Mar\'tje 

Gerretz, Wed. 
Loiiwerens W e s s e 1 s e, 

Francyntje Tays. 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Clmrch in N(7v York. 


A" 1705. 
dito 8. 

dito 15. 

dito 10, 


22 dito. 

30 dito. 

August: .^o. 

Septenib. 2. 

5 dito. 
9 dito. 

12 dito. 


Dirk de Gioot, Ari- Pieter. 
aantje Kierstede. 

Hendrik Van Pelt, Jan. 

Fitje Anderies. 
Abraham Wybrantse, Jacob. 

Grietje de (jroot. 
Pieter Van der Schue- Andries. 

re, Sara Boog. 

Benjamin O 1 d e r s, Benjamin. 

Aeltje Schars. 
Isaac Kip, Sara de Abraham. 


Jan Eckeson,"Maritje Apalonia. 

Van Aren. 
Andries Abramse, Ja Abraham, 

qiiemyntie Wans- Jacob. 


Pieter Wesselse, Ant- Pieter. 
je Oosterhave. 

Abraham Van Duer- Anna. 

se, l.iicretia Bogar- 

Mosis Gilbert, Jan- Sara. 

netje Dirks. 
Rutgert V^'al(lron, De- Samuel. 

bora Pel. 
Christoffel C h ri sti - Maria. 

aanse, Geertiily 

Coi nelis Post, Cat- Cornelia. 

lyntje Pottman. 
Jan Franse,Catlyntje Cathaiina. 

Philip Daily, Corne- Philip. 

lia Van Gelder. 

Cornells Joosten, Ca- Catharina. 

tharina de Hart, 
Pieter Roos, Wil- Johannis. 

lempie Lyster. 
Johannis Van der Johannis. 

Spiegel, Marretje 

T jerk Roseboom, Elizabeth. 

Maritje Wynants. 


Adoljih de Groot Jun', 
Angenietje de Groot, 
j. d. 

Pouwlus, \Vilkes, Marret- 
je Koning, Wed. 

Cornelis Janse Lankhaar, 
.Tryntje Wybrantse. 

Andries Greveraat, en 
Antje Van Brt!igh s. h. 

Anthony Byvank, Antje 

Abraham Kip, Albany ; 
Abraham Kip xan 
Niewjork, Geesje Kip, 
en Catlynije Kip. 

Willem Peers, Apalonia 

g Jacobus Qiiik, Jaque- 
= quemyntie Viele, Wed. 
I Jan \Vanshaar, Susan- 
na Nys s. h. vrou. 

Hendrikus Coerte, Gys- 
bert Van Imburg, Eliz- 
abetn Hartman. 

Johannis Van Deurse, en 
Hester Van Deurse s. 

Otto Van Thuyl, Eliza- 
beth Burger. 

Daniil Waderon, en Sara 

J 1 annis Hardenbroek, 
Margreta Smith. 

Ficktoor Potman, Marret- 
je Post, Wed. 

Dirk Bensen, Calharir.a 

Harmanis Van Gelder, 
Nicolaas Davly, en 
Margreta Kool. 

Anthony Kaar, Antje 
Huyke s. h. vroii. 

Gerret Provoost, Corne- 
lia syn moeder. 

Johannis Jansen, Maritje 
Van der Spiegel, h. v. 
van John Broadeds. 

Jan Will. Bennet, Ari- 
aantje Fisser. 


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

A' 1705. 



16 dito. 

Pieter Jacobze, Re- 
bekka Jans. 


Johannis I.angstraat, 


Antje Pels. 

Jacob Hassing, Eme- 


rentia Van Gelder. 

23 dito. 

Wolfert Webber, 
Grietje Stille. 


Hendrik Giilik, Ca- 



tharina Amerman. 

Theunis Tibout, Ma- 


ritje Van de ^Vater, 

Johannis Van de Wa- 


ter, Baafje Sipke. 
Johannis Provoost, 


30 dito. 

Sara Baley. 
Davidt Aartze, Hele- 
na Harssing. 


Johannis Jooste, Jii- 
dilli Ver Wy. 



Gerret Van Laar, Jan- 
netje Streddels. 



Thomas Sikkels, Jan- 


Octob: 7. 

netje Brevoort. 

Johannis Pouwelse, 
Elizabeth Van de 



14 dito. 

Jacob Swaan, Dirkje 


2 I dito. 

Dirk Slyk, Annetje 
Van Norden. 


24 dito. 

Cornelis Van Du\>n, 
Magteld Huyke!^ 


28 dito. 

Cornelus Turk, Eli- 


zabeth Van Schaik. 

31 dito. Benjamin Bill, Geesje Susanna. 

Van Alst. 

dito. Richard Rhee, Elsje Johannis. 

jVovemb: 4. Cornelis Van Deven- Annalje. 

ter A n t j e V a n 

II. Jan C r ugo, Maria Tieleman. 



Davidt Provoost Jn', Su- 
sanna Levslaar, h. v. 
van Leeixler de Klein. 

Theophilus Pels, Ariaant- 
je Elsewaart. 

Johannis Hassing, Hester 
Van Gelder. 

Fredrik Stille, Saratje 

Jochem Gulik, Coenradis 
Van der Beek, Jaque- 
myntje Giilik. 

Willeni Bennet, Petro- 
nella Kloppers, AVed. 

Willem Van de Water, 
Aegje Ringo s. h. vroii. 

Johannis Bennejon, Aalt- 
je Provoost j. dochter. 

Aart Aarse, en Elizabeth 
s. h. vroii. 

Isaac de Mill, Elizabeth 

Flip Van Vegten, Johan- 
na Lfierse, h. v. van 
Job: Janse. 

Henderik Brevoort, Ja- 
quemyntje Boke s. h. 

Willem Bennet, Petro- 
nella Kloppers, Wed. 

Abraham Keteltas, Neelt- 

je Schepmoes, en He- 
lena Donskoni. 
Johannis Van Norden, 

Cathalyntje Serley. 
Anthony Kaar, Annetje 

Poulus Tfirk, en Neeltje 

Cornelis, h. v. v. Hend: 

Van Schaik. 
Filip Wilkenson, Michiel 

Basset, Geesje Van 

Alst, Wed°: 
Jan Hardenberg, Catha- 

rina Craford. 
Cornelis Low, en IMar- 

greta s. h. vrou. 

Pieter Van Brug, en Sara 
Kuyler s. h. vrou. 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 129 


18. Jacob Dekker, Sara Grietje, 


C a s p a r i s Maebie, Abrahaii). 

Elizabeth Schuer- 

21 dito. Davidt Henjon, Ant- Jacobfis. 

je Jans Straatn)aker. 
John C h a r 1 e t fi n, Jannetje. 

Hester Eer. 
Anthony R6thgers, Catharina. 

Hendrikje Van de 

Hiiybert Janse, En- Johannis. 

gehje Davidts. 
Ehas Brevoort, Griet- Hendrikje. 

je Thomas, 
dito 30. Anthony Byvank, Johannis. 

Teuntje Lane. 

Decemb: 2. Willem Bogert, Hille- Joiis. 
gont J o r i s Van 
[297] Edward Blagge, Jo- Allette. 

Decemb: 2, hanna Vickers. 

Fincent de Lamon- Fincent. 
tagne, Ariaantj e 
dito 5. Samuel Chahaan, Jannetje. 

Neeltje Gerrits. 
Gerret de Graw, Do- Cornelia, 
rathea Hyer. 
dito 9. Coenradis Van der Jacobus. 

B e e k, Catharina 
Robberd Borsie, Ca- Sara, 
tharina Van Aren. 
dito 12. J oris Remse, Fern- Hilletje. 

metje Woertman. 
Isaac de Peyster, Ma- Hendricfis. 
rica Van Baal. 

dito 16. Cornelis Klopper, Cornelis. 

Aefje Luykas. 
Lammert Van Dyk, Janneke. 
Marretje Hooglant. 

Gerret Onkelbagh, Gerret. 
Elizabeth Van 


Filip Menthorne, en Ben- 
j a m i n Wynkoop, en 
Letticher Magriger. 

Kristofifel Kristiaanse, 
Meindert Steen, en 
Maritje Mol. 

Joost Lynse, en Elizabeth 
syn huysvrow. 

Thomas Robbertson Jfi- 
nior, Lidia Darkens. 

Johannis Hooglant, Ca- 
tharina Provoost. 

Burger Davids, Maritje 

Jans Romen. 
Jacob Thomasse, Maretje 

Romen, h. v. v: J. Will. 
Johannis Byvank Senior, 

Adriaan Hooglant, en 

Annatje s. h. vrou. 
Enogh Vrelant, en Aefje 

s. h. vrou. 

Samuel Staats, Allette 

Douwe, Wed. 
Jan Eckeson, Maritje 


Theunis Quick, Wyntje 

Nicolaas Pearson, Maria 

Hyer, jon. doghter. 
Dirk Amerman, en Aaltje 

s. h. vrou. 

Willem Waldron J', Mar- 
retje Roseboom. 

Isaac de Riemer, Mar- 
retje Woertman. 

Hendrik Van Baal, en 
Petrus Byard, Cathari- 
na Rombout, h. v. van 
Rodger Brith. 

Olphert Sjoerts, Pietre- 
nella Kloppers. 

Johannis Hooglant, An- 
natje Byvank, h. v. van 
Adriaan Hooglant. 

John Tibbies, Aegje Van 
Hoorn s. h. vrou. 

I ^o Copy of Letters to and from James Alexander, Esq. [July, 


Communicated by Miss Elizabeth Clarkson Jay. 

London, Aug^' 20'^^, 1716. 
M^. James Alexander, 

Sir : — It gave us no Small perplexity to see by your Letter to M'. 
Ormston that your post of Surveyor General was like to turn to so very 
small account & attendtd with neither a Suitable Salary nor Competent 
Fees for the support of any Gentleman in the faithful! discharge of his 

We were both of us very much ignorant of the Profitts that were an- 
nexed thereto & did wholly depend upon Coll. Morris's Letters to the 
West Jersey Society which were shewed you & Duplicates thereof were 
given you. So that you would have done well to have conferred with the 
Coll, & civilly asked him from whence you could raise that money which 
he mentions in his Letters that you were ready to go into any Prudent 
measures consistant with the faithfuU discharge of your Office (& to be sure 
he would not advise any other) whereby you might raise to Y'Self if not 
the whole, yet a large Part of what he mentions — but if Morris's Letters 
are all Chimjera & no Sufficient foundation for your Support already fixed, 
it will behoove you to think of moving either the Assembly, or Councill of 
Prop''^. to appoint such a Salary as you & they shall think sufficient in 
which the Gov"" & M^ Morris may do you much friendship ; mean tiuie 
we are very glad that the Gov'' has shewed you so much countenance, & is 
so civil as to entertain you at his Table, & we Shall add our Endeavors 
with the Gentlemen that are Prop""' & others to have the Settlement fixed 
for You if possible 

On our parts as You are well known to us, nothing shall be wanting to 
promote y' interest & for that end have procured for You the Conmiission 
inclosed for Receiver Gen'^ of the Quitrents both of the Arrears & the 
growing Rents together with his Majesties, Order, Signed by the Secre- 
tary of State for the Gov"", to admitt & countenance you in the Execution 
of y"" Office, we believe that John P)arclay was the last who officiated since 
Peter Soumans, & from him you will receive the books by which you will 
see the Arrearages & the Distinct persons from whom they are due also 
the Rolls of what is due annually from Every one. We would have you 
press as much as possible to get in money, for by the Last Distract"^ in 
the Country & the Divisions amongst the Prop^s by means of Dockman & 
Soumans there hath been but very little recovered. But pray Transmitt to 
us a particular Ace*, what hath been rec*^ by each receiver how it appears 
to have been applied, what is yearly due, what appears to be due, & from 

We do not foresee that any great profitt will attend this Office, but 
every Little will help & (as the common phrase runs) you must accept the 

1884.] Copy of Letters to and from James Alexander, Esq. I'^i 

will for the Deed, for wherein we can contribute to Promote y' interest you 

may be assured of the goodwill & intire Affections of 

Y' friends & servants, 

Joseph Ormston, 
Char Dunster. 

James Alexander Esq" to his brother William dated October 21^1 £721. 

Dear Brother, 

Yours by AP. Watson & M^ Stevenson I received in August, Since 
which 1 have been most part abroad till now. & your Letters I gave my 
wife to read & She has been so unlucky as to mislay them, So that I can- 
not answer them precisely, but as to M^, Steve«son he came up to Phila- 
delphia about the beginning of August & Staid with Sir William Keith, till 
J^ast week when (having no hopes of business in Pennsylvania,) he came 
to this place, not knowing any Soul here, or being recommen(led to any 
but myself, and what Success he will have here is more than I can tell. 
But 1 am afraid Little for there is not one merchant in this place Ever 
Employs a bookkeeper (that I have heard of) they commonly are kept by 
themselves or their aprentices with whom they have Sums of money in the 
Same way as in London or Edinburgh & the Lawyers here have prentices 
the Same way & I some time ago have agreed to take as apprentice the 
Son of David Lyall, one of the Jersey proprietors, and one of his Majesty's 
Councill of that province. & a Considerable merchant there beside, the 
Youth is about 18. writts all the hands fine, understands Latin & french 
very well who notwithstanding these qualifications is to be bound five 
years certain, furnish himself with Cloaths & washing & pay a handsome 
Sum besides. Had it not been for that I believe I should have taken AP. 
Stevenson upon your & AP, Inglis's Recommendation, & furnisht him with 
necessarys & got him taught to writt the hands. & have Sett him as to the 
business of the Law here. 

However being for that reason I cannot take him myself, what's in my 
power to help him on your account I will heartyly Do 

I am heartyly grieved for your bad state of health & do wish your 
Recovery with all the fervency I am Capable of. Two Nights agoe, at 
1 1 o'clock my wife was Brought to bed of a Daughter, and is in as good 
health as can be Expected, and does more than can well be Expected of 
a woman, for till within a few hours of her being brought to bed, She was 
in her Shop, and ever Since has given the price of Goods to her prentice 
who comes to her and asks it when Customers come in. the very next day 
after She was brought to bed, she Sold goods to above thirty pounds value, 
and here the business matters of her Shop which is Generally Esteemed 
the best in New York, she with a prentice, of about 16 yeais of age per- 
fectly well manages without the Least help from me. you may guess a 
little of her success, & As to my own business 1 hope it's on the mending 
hand, for otfices & titles I have pretty many for besides those of Surveyor 
General of East & West Jersey & Receiver General of the [quit-rents] of 
East Jersey which you have heard I have had, His Excellency the Gover- 
nourwas pleased a Little after he came to his Government, to appoint me 
Advocate General, of New Jersey, and in the beginning of this year was 
pleased to recommend me to his ATajesty for one of the Councill of the. 

1^2 Records of the First and Second Presbyterian [July> 

province of New York, and his Majesty was thereupon pleased to appoint 
nie one of them which appointment came over in July Last. & I accord- 
ingly took place at the Councill board here. This Councill consists of 12 
& is a faint representation of the house of Lords in England as Our As- 
sembly is that of the house of Commons in England. All Laws being 
passed by the Governor, Councill, and Assembly here, as in England by 
Kings Lords, & Commons. The Councill is also a Court of Appeals as 
the house of Lords is. & together with the Governour have the granting 
all the Lands in the province, in the End of June Last, the office of At- 
torney General and Advocate General of New York became vacant, to 
which offices his Excellency was also pleased to nominate & commission 
me. I wish I may Deserve & hold all these offices which while his Ex- 
cellency stays here in all probability I may hold. 

I must say my fortune in America is above my expectations & I think 
even my Deserts. & the greatest of my good fortunes is in getting So good 
a wife as I have who alone would make ae man Easy & happy had he 
nothing Else to Depend on. 

M'. Watson tells me he told you I had saved Several thousand pounds 
Since I came to this Country in which he told you more than truth, for on 
the day I was married the whole of my clear Estate was only betwixt 
thirteen or fourteen hundred pounds at which time my wife's was about 
the Same. Besides the use of about ;^i3oo. her two Son's fortunes till 
they come of age. one of whom is 6 & the other 8 years o( age. 

The ship that carries this is to sail tomorrow, & thinkmg of Christen- 
ing our Daughter today will oblidge m^ to conclude with my wife's and my 
own Service to you & your bedfellow, & all friends as if they were named 

I remain 
D. B. 
your most affectionate brother & most 
Oblidged humble Servant 


1756 TO . 

(Continued from Vol. XV., p. 92, of The Record.) 


Paris Robins to Mary Jessup. (21) 

Gilbert Yeoman to Jane McLean. 

Samuel Taylor to Mary Lott. 

Richard Greenwood to Mary Murphy. 

Henry Turnier to Maria Lorillard. 

Robert Wood to Elizabeth Ann Thompson. 

Freeman Hopkins to Phebe Davis. 

Smith Bloomfield to Cathlene Van den Burgh. 

Frazer Ayres to Catharine Pitney. 

William Buchannan to Catharine Storey. 

Arthur Burtis to Elizabeth Palmer. 

Simon Graham to Jane Rose. 

Ebenezer Stevenson to Eliza Ludlow.' 



























1884.] Churches of the City of New York. I 52 

Nov' 14. John May to Margaret D wight. 

Nov' 15. James Grant Forbes to Frances E. Blackwell. 

Nov' 27. James VV. Shaw to Maria Bowne. 

Dec' I. Andrew Martin to Sarah Merrill. (22) 

Dec' 6. Thomas Mason to Janet Macpherson. 

Dec' 6. Egbert Somerindyck to Catharine Spicer. 

Dec' 8. Edward Reynolds to Eleanor B. Hagerman. 

Dec' 8. Henry Havens to Eliza Webster. 

' Dec' ID. George Stewart to Mary Morison. 

Dec' 18. James Durham to Margaret King. 

Dec' 28. William Hoalcalm to Juliane Steinson. 

Dec' 28. James Crechton to Ann McCleve. 

1805. (23) 

Jan'' 3. William Patterson to Mary Taylor. 

Jan'' 10. Richard Townshend to Eliza Mercereau. 

Jan'' 13. George Munns to Catharine Roach. 

Jan'' 21. David Glasson to Mary HoUister. 

Jan^ 26. Peter Targe to Eliza Bushfield. 

Jan'' 31. Alexander Lee to Mary Samuel. 

Feb'' 2. Jesse Conkling to Wood. 

Feb'' 3. Isaac Conkling to Hannah Ketchum. 

Feb'' II. John Ward to Elizabeth Campbell. 

Feb'' 23. Walter Colton to Rachfjl Ross. 

Feb'' 23. \Villiam King to Ann Shaw. 

Feb'' 28. William Benson to Margaret Brock. 

March 10. Stephen S. Vorhis to Jane Jinnings. 

March 14. William Fay to Ann Brock. 

March 2r. John Britton to Susannah Bruce. 

March 25. James Parks to Catherine Caldwell. 

March 28. Stephen Connover to Mary Jones. ' — - 

April ^. Joseph Wright to Thankful Whittemore. (24) 

April 12. Montgomery Hunt to Eliza Stringham. 

April 16. Matthew Berryman to Catharine West. 

April 29. William Daily to Cutharine Bonds. 

May 5. Joseph Peloubet to P'liza Allcot. 

May 5. John Hardcastle to Frances Kortright. 

May 6. John Thompson to Margaret H. Brown. 

May 9. Ai:chibald Galbraith to Mary White. 

May II. Heny Jackson to Laetitia Jones. 

May 12. James Fielding to Eleanor Cottle. . 

May 23. James Olmstead to Margaret Sutherland. 

May 25. Philo S. Sage to Ann Cree. 

May 26. Charles Higbee to Charlotte Townsend. 

May 28. Robert Nevin to Agnes Britten. 

June 29. Henry Gillet to Paulina Parsons. 

July 2. Thomas Christian to Dorinda Miller. 

July 4. Samuel Brewer to Mary Ann Coppinger. (25) 

July 5. Edward Jessup to Esther Judah. 

July 17. Nicholas Bogert to Eliza Weir. 

July 20. James Stewart to Esther Barnett (widow). 


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Charles G. Jenkins to Mary Rhinehart. 

Woodruff to Elizabeth Lee. 
Henry Cunningham to Louisa Peterschen. 
Matthew Johnson to Mary Thompson, 
Samuel Stanchfield to Mary King. 
Charles Green to Elizabeth Sherwood. 
William Spencer to Mary Mandeville. 
James Crechton to Isabella McCleve. 
Robert Oliver to Rebecca Scull. 
Ephraim BoUes to Abigail Little. 
Israel Decker to Mary Harriet Pike. 
Alexander McDonald to Mary McPhie. 
Peter Bishop to Eliza Durham. 
Charles Spencer to Mary Greig. 
VV^arren Rogers to Sarah Ogden Piatt. 
Frederick Cooper to Mary Clinebark. 
Justus Price to Abby Snow. 
Jonathan Green to Maiy Ann Hart. 
William Hobin to Rebecca Galer. 
John Gould to Margaret Cameron. 
James Stewart to Isabella Todd. 
John Bardot to Mary Johnson (people of colour). 
















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Isaac Myers to Pamela Kerney. 

William Tough to Jane Sloan. 

William Christopher Green to Frances Birbeck. 

Jonathan Tappen to Sarah Hart. 

ApoUos Potter to Mary Smith. 

Stephenson Taylor to Mary Stibbs. 

Matthias Smith to Sarah Ewing, 

William Armstiong to Phebe Mead. 

Abijah Weston to Juliet Seymour. 

William Valentine to Phebe Myers. 

Joseph Cadis to Esther Davis. 

Benjamin Tucker to Elizabeth Cutter. 

Benjamin Decker to Mary Ltske. 

John Whillock to Letitia Rowlan. 

John Telfair to Catherine Wool. 

Nathaniel L'Hommedieu to Ann Buchan. 

William Wood to Polly Brown. 

Abraham Halsey to Lucretia Green. 

James Stedman to Kirk. 

Noah Jones to Eleanor Davies. 

James Brown to Catharine Jones, 

John Van Benthuysen to Sarah Evertt. 

Robert Boldridge to Phebe Davis. 

Henry Post to Mary Minturn. 

John G. Smith to Mary Smith. 

Elias M. Stillwell to Abagail Shaylor. 



1884.] Churches of the City of N'ew York. I ■3C 

June 29. Thomas James Flemming to Sarah Losie. 

July I. John Adams to Ann Glover. 

July 5. William Phillips to Mary McGee. 

July 6. William Breeze to I.ockey Howell. 

July 10. Louis De Saulles to Sarah I.escure. 

July 14. Samuel Clarke to Jane McDonald. 

July 19. Benjamin Weekes to Mary Frost, 

July 20. Abraham Fairchild to Abigail Curtis. (29) 

July 24. William Davis to Mary Piercy. 

July 30. William W. Jones to Elizabeth Watson. 

July 30. Joseph W^atson to Hannah Kidney. 

Aug' 10. William Kidney to Ann Hutchings. 

Aug' 13. Archibald Campbell to Catharine McDermot. 

.Aug' 17. Charles Genet to Sarah Beach, v 

Aug' 18. Thomas Blair to Deborah Johnson (people of colour). 

Aug' 23. Roger Storrs to Elizabeth Allen. 

Aug' 24. Henry Brown to Elizabeth Johnson. 

Aug' 24. Joshua Dean to Sarah Smith. 

Aug' 28. Thomas Cahoon to Jane McKee. 

Sepf 3. Daniel Brown to Mary Peters (people of colour). 

Ocf 16. James Kennedy to Ann Burkett. 

Oct' 25. John Robertson to Catharine Mumford Prentis. 

Oct' 25. Richard H. Arden to Mary Turnier. 

Nov' 9. Josiah Ward Perry to Hannah Hubbard. (30) 

Nov' 9. William Francis Has well to Margaret Jacockes. 

Nov' 16. Roswell Paine to Ann Gray. 

Nov' 20. Jacob Bice to Rachel Lopus. 

Nov' 22. Benjamin A. Muzzy to Cynthia Sherman. 

Nov' 29. Francis Fairbairn to Margaret Campbell. 

Dec' 15. William Osman to Elizabeth Wade. 

Dec' 1 7. Thomas Hobin to Mary Ross. 

Dec' 20. James Smylie to Mary Tucker. 

Dec' 25. David G. Patterson to Jane Callanan. 

Dec' 27. Lewis Prall to Hetty Marsh. 

Dec' 28. Christopher Block Burger to Hannah Helme. 

Dec' 28. Richard Murray to Mary Thurber. 

1807. (31) 

Joseph Miller to Mary Butler. 

George Lewis Gray to Juliana Mirick. 

James Felthousen to Rebecca Hamilton. 

James Hanna to Sarah Deas. 

William Cade to Dengey Goolder. 

Thomas Chapman to Jane Brard. 

Charles Williams to Emma Smith. 

William Simmons to Catherine De Frieze. 

John Graves to Elizabeth Martin. 

Isaac Tryon to Letitia Pitt. 

Samuel E. Buckley to Louisa Morse. 

Louis Fremont to Marguerite Dassilva (widow Whitehouse). 

























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May 16. Jacob Rabineau to Catharine Ann Langhorne Stonehouse. 

June 4. Lewis Reed to Catherine McLeod. 

June 8. Henry Thomas to Maria Francis (people of colour). 

June 13. John D. Bird to Catharine Bryce (widow Parks). 

June 13. James Lovell Chapman to Susan Maria Emmons. (32) 

June 20. Joseph Russell to Catharine Thomas. 

July I. Robert Kennon to Susannah Van Voorhis. 

July 4. Robert Hicks to Mary Westman. 

July 6. Philip Forgey to Mary Ann Brewer. 

July II. Edward Hare to Charity VVorden. 

Aug* I 7. Job Plimpton to Hannah Burnham. 

Aug' 23. Thomas Arden to Elizabeth Ryan. 

Aug' 30. Charles Hanson to Mary Murphy. 

Sepf 20. David Woolley to Sarah Wade. 

Sept' 20. John Hunter to Hannah Smith. 

Nov' I. William Chrystie to Elizabeth Campbell. 

Nov' I. William R. Nelson to Amelia Hutchings. 

Nov' 4. James Hoy to Grace Phillips. 

Nov' II. Henry Howland to Rebecca AVilt. 

Nov' II. Samuel Ross to Sarah Youngs. 

Nov' 15. Linens Baker to Sarah Conkling. [:^t,) 

Nov' 21. William Gill to Sarah Swainell. 

Nov' 24. Martin McDermot to Catherine CuUin. 

Nov' 28. Henry Cheavens to Susan Coddington. 

Dec' 3. William Orr to Jane Bissett. 

Dec' 5. Joseph Walker to Hetty Stibbs. 

Dec' 8. Charles Miller to Sybil Price (widow Hohenses). 

Dec' 12. John Brown to Anna Law (widow Hubbel). 

Dec' 22. John L. Everett to Mary King. 

Dec' 23. John B. Flemming to Cornelia Talman. 

Dec' 27. Robert Wood to Amy Willis. 


Jan^ 2. Aaron Ely to Susan Smith. (34) 

Jan*' 2. Jacob Ely to Jane Hardie. 

Jan^ 9. Jerome Berault to Elizabeth Gerrard. 

Jan^ 10. Frederick Brewster to Milescent Wright. 

Jan^ 14. Benjamin S. Sisson to Louisa Barry. 

Jan^ 30. Abraham W. Long to Charity Smith (widow Shaw). 

Feb^ 2. Abraham Willson to Nancy Mallory. 

Feb^ 4. Pearson Morris to Ann Wilkie. 

Feb^ 6. Phillipe Millandon to Marie Durbat. 

Feb^ 7. Henry L Guest to Eliza Klausbeck. 

F'eb^ 18. Richard Nixon to Elizabeth Herbert. 

Feb^ 22. Levi Jackson to Jane Blair (people of colour). 

P'eb^ 24. David Bowers to Abbe Ellison. 

Feb'' 25. Robert Aikman to Sarah Smith. 

March 24. Webley Slocum to Jemima Turnier. 

March 27. Henry Carpenter to Zipporah Townsend (people of colour). 

April 2. Richard Smith to Nancy Benson (people of colour) (35) 

April 24. Hugh Norris to Sarah Bell. 

April 30. Cornelius S. Van Winkle to Lucinda E. Sherman. 

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James Ross to Mary Ross (widow Ross). 

James Greer to Nancy McBride. 

John Van Voorhis to Jane Denniston. 

James M. W. Palmer to Margaret Van Houten. 

Archibald McKeller to Harriet Emmes. 

George Woodruff to Sarah Mack. 

William Hall to Rachel Doughty. 

Joseph Martin to Mary Ann Sykes. 

John Barry to Anna Lockwood. 

Sexton Mount to Margaret Mount. 

James Arrott to Ann Stewart. 

Theophilus W. Smith to Clarissa Rathbone. 

Peter Hawes to Margaretta Ray. (36) 

Hans Paulsen Hielm to Rachel Bloomfield. 

John Phelan to Priscilla Ford (widow Morris). 

Jacob Prink to Catharine Callow. 

Henry Longley to Elizabeth Tofts. 

Dominique Crassons to Elizabeth Wilkie. 

Thomas Wetherspoon to Ann Maria Martin. 

Caleb Beach to Isabella Leslie. 

Henry Titus to Ann Jemima Seaman. 

John M. Ogden to Nancy Ross (widow Hopper). 

Walter Morton to Jane Stayley. 

Peter Wynckoop to Hannah Gorham. 

Archibald C. Mills to Hannah White. 


Thomas Cock to Elizabeth Ferris. (37) 

Joseph Karus to Sarah Force (widow Gardner). 

William Middleton to Martha Mullinieux, 

Thomas Martin to Mary Roach. 

Robert Dawson to Isabella Morton. 

Asa Scudder to Catharine Slater. 

Richard Allen to Thamar Smith. 

Robert M. Welman to Drake. 

Thomas Gilbert to Sarah Rowlan. 

Thomas Dixon to Celia Moore (people of colour). 

Silvanus Rider to Elizabeth Woolley. 

John Conrey to Prudence Griffin. 

David M. Ross to Jane Weaver Greenwood. 

James Park to Alithea Marseillis. 

William Beach to Hester Conkling. 

John James Stewart to Sarah Hopkins. 

Samuel Stillwell to Elizabeth Freeman. (38) 

Abner Cunningham to Mary Owens. 

Samuel G. Milligan to Elizabeth McKie. 

William Hill to Ann Walton. ^ 

Jacob Sutphen to Mary Inglis. 

Leonard Hoffman to Fanny DriscoU. 

Eliphalet Williams to Rebecca Phoenix. 

William Miller to Harriet Hadley. 

(To be continued.) 

138 Notes and Queries. [July? 


Anniversary Meeting of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Society. — The annual meeting of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society 
was held on Friday evening, May 2d, in the hall of the New York Academy of Medicine, 
President Drowne in the chair. Portraits of Philip Livingston, one of the signers of the 
Declaration of Independence, and of his kinsman, Edward Livingston, author of the 
Civil and Criminal Code of Louisiana, and American Minister to France, were presented 
to the Society by General Wilson on belialf of William Alfred Jones, of Norwich, Conn., 
a great-grandson of Philip Livingston. For these valuable portraits, one a copy of the 
original by John Vanderlyn, the Society, on motion of General Wilson, passed a vote of 
thanks to Mr. Jones. 

The annual address was then delivered by Professor William Mathews, LL.D. , of 
Boston, the well-known author, his subject being William Wirt. His audience was de- 
lighted, and it is not too much to say that none of the previous fourteen annual addresses 
surpassed that of Dr. Mathews, either in interest, or in the literary skill displayed in its 
pre])aration and delivery. At its conclusion remarks were made by Judge Peabody and 
General Wilson, and a unanimous vote of thanks was tendered by the Society to Dr. 
Mathews. The Society then adjourned. 

At a regular meeting of the Society held in its rooms, at No. 64 Madison Avenue, May 
23d, on motion of General Wilson, Dr. William Mathews was elected an honorary 
member, William Alfred Jones a corresponding member, and Hon. Charles A. Peabody 
a resident member of the Society. 

Another Costly Book. — More interesting but less valuable than the Russian 
Bible described in the last number of the Record is a missal elegantly printed by hand 
on vellum, richly gilt and decorated, also blazing with gold and precious jewels, to be 
seen in the Royal Library of the King of Spain. On what was once a blank fly-leaf of 
this beautifully illuminated prayer-book is the following inscription written in letters of 
gold : " Ferdinandus et Elizabet, piissimi Reges Sacrum hunc librum Indie gazae pri- 
mitiis ornarunt " — Ferdmand and Isabella, those most devout sovereigns, adorned this 
sacred book with the first-fruits of the Indies. The missal was made for their grandson, 
the Emperor Charles the Fifth, and the gold with which it is partly bound and ornamented, 
was the first that was brought by Columbus from the new world ! It is also stated that 
he was among the first persons to whom his good friend the Queen showed the precious 
volume. J. g. w. 

Beach. — Can any one inform me of the connection, if any, of the Beach family of 
Connecticut with that of Kingston-upon-Hull, England? rev. evelyn bartow. 

Railway, N. J. 

Hawley. — In " Burke's Peerage," James Hawley, Esq., of Brentford, born 1558, 
is said to have had several children who settled in America. Are these the Hawleys 
that appear at Stratford, Conn., and elsewhere in New England? If so, will some one 
please show the connection of the New England Hawleys with the English family ? 

Coggeshall— Family Reunion. — There will be a reunion of the descendants of 
John Coggeshall, first President of the Rhode Island colony, at Newport, September 9th 
and loth, when the family history will be investigated. 

Cogswells. — " The Cogswells in America " is a handsomely printed octavo of 
seven hundred pages, with an admirable three-fold index, embracing names of Cogswells, 
names of those who married Cogswells, and the residences of those who are mentioned 
in the work. There are twenty-nine fine steel engravings, and on the cover of the cloth 
binding is an impress in gold of the Cogswell arms cut in brass. The edition is limited 
to five hundred copies, nearly all of which are subscribed for. The price of this model 
genealogy, which will be ready July 15th, is five dollars, and any readers of the Record 
who may wish to possess the work will do well to communicate at once with its author 
and publisher, the Rev. E. O. Jameson, East Medway, Mass. " The Cogswells of 
America " will be reviewed at length in our next number. j. g. w. 

1884.] Notes and Queries. 1 -jg 

Frelinghuysen. — The Frelingliuysen family have erected a monument over the 
grave of the Rev. Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen. Beginning in 17 19, for twenty- 
eight years he had charge of the first six churches in this region — at New Brunswick, 
Three Mile Run, Six Mile Run. Raritan, North Branch, and Harlingen. The tradition 
is that his sermons and exhortations possessed rare power and were oftentimes wonder- 
fully effective. He lived at Three Mile Run, and at his death in 1747 was buried in the 
old burying ground of the Six Mile Run Church, now the Elm Ridge Cemetery. The 
monument bears the inscription : 

" Rev. Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen, 

born at 

Lingen, East Freesland, in 1691. 

" In 1719 he was sent to take charge of the Reformed Churches here by the Classis of 
Amsterdam. He was a learned man and successful preacher. The field of his labors 
still bears fruit. In contending for a spiritual religion his motto was : Laitdein non 
quaro^ adpatn noil tivieo. He died in 1747, and his descendants, humbly sharing in his 
faith, have erected to his memory this monument." 

The Frelinghuysen family still make Somerset County their home. The Secretary of 
State has a summer house at Raritan. — N. V. Daily Tribune, May 11, 1884. 

GiLLEY. — Among other interesting relics deposited in the corner-stone of the new St. 
James' Chucrh, now building on Lenox Hill, New York, was the prayer-book of the 
poet Fitz-Greene Halleck, who attended the original church built in 1810. The prayer- 
book was an octavo published in 1819, by W. B. Gilley, 92 Broadway, New York. Can 
any reader of the Record tell if he was the publisher of other works, or give any infor- 
mation concerning him? INQUIRER. 
New York, May 16, 1884. 

Johnston Family, of Jamaica, W. I. — Wanted particulars of Sarah Johnston, who 
married Philip P. Livingston, the eldest son of Philip Livingston, one of the signers of 
the Declaration of Independence. This Philip P. Livingston had removed from New 
York to Jamaica, where all or most of their children were born. Three of their sons 
left issue, namely, Philip Hall, who married Maria, daughter of Walter Livingston, of 
New York; Edward P., of Clermont, N. Y., who married as his first wife Elizabeth S., 
daughter of Chancellor Livingston, and as his second Mary C. Broome ; and Jasper Hall, 
who married Eliza, daughter of Brockholst Livingston, Judge of the Supreme Court 
of the United States. E. B. Livingston, 22 Great St. Helenas, London. 

Knowlton. — Dr. Charles B. Knowlton, of Buffalo, N. Y. , has in active preparation 
a history of families bearing the name of Knowlton. He desires information as to the 
relationsliip of Joseph Knowlton, of East Hampton, Conn., who married Reliance Cole 
in 1779, with Stephen Knowlton, Sr., of East Hampton, Conn. 

New Barbadoes Neck (xv. 49). — Saturday, the 28th ult. , died at his house at New 
Barbados Neck, in Bergen County, aged eighty-nine, Warner Richards, Esq. He 
was born in the Island of Barbados, and was the last survivor of a number of gentlemen 
who came from ihat island and purchased that neck upwards of sixty years ago. He 
was remarkable for a very vigorous and strong constitution. N. V. Gazette; or., the 
Weekly Post Boy ., February 6, 1769. w. K. 

Registers of the French Protestant Church of New York. — The Hugue- 
not Society of America, recently instituted in this city, propose to publish the " Baptis- 
mal, Marriage, and Death Registers of the French Church du Saint Esprit" from 1686 
to 1804, in one octavo volume of about five hundred and fifty pages. These registers 
embrace the existing family names of Alla_i^ie, A^mar, Bayard, Boutillier, Badeau, Barjow, 
Bowdoin, Boudinot, Coutant, Chardavoyne, Crommeline, De Peyster, De Vaux, De 
Lancey, De MTIT, Durand, Depew, Dominick, Fortin, Fournier, Gallaudet, Gautier, 
Girard, Goelet, Gaillard, Huet, Humbert, Iselin, Jay, Jacot, Keteltas, L'Amoureux, La 
Coste. La Vinge, Le Conte, Le Roy, Lorillard, Luqueer, Mercier, Morel, Nicolet, Ne- 
ville, Prevost, Quartier, Quintard, Ravaud, Renaud, Richard, Romaine, Soulice, Sicard, 
Targe, Tillou, Turnure, Valleau, Vallete, Vermilye, Verplank, etc., etc.; and those no 
longer heard, save as baptismal names as now represented by lineal blood in the female 
lines of descent of Arden, Barbarie, Belair, Bontecou, Bonrepos, Bertrand, Carre, Collin, 
D^sbrosses, Faneuil, Fresneau, Gamier, Lespinard, Le Breton, Morin, Moulinars, Neau, 
Pintard, Roax, Rossell, Tiers, Tetard, Vezein, Vinet, Vincent, etc., etc. The Society 

140 Notes on Books. [July, 

ask for subscriptions to amount to the sum of $1,000, when the printing will commence. 
The editorial charge of the volume will be in the hands of Rev. A. V. Wittmeyer, the 
Secretary of the Society. Subscriptions may be sent to the Treasurer, Mr. Morey II. 

Seaman Family. — Wanted particulars of the parentage and ancestry of Catharine 
Seaman, who married as her second husband Henry Brockholst Livingston, Judge of the 
Supreme Court. She was his third wife and died about 1856. Her first husband was 
Captain John Kortwright. I understand that her father, Edmund Seaman, died in 1828, 
at the age of eighty-four years, and that he was buried in the Old Dutch Church, Nas- 
sau Street, New York City. E. B. Livingston. 

22 Great St. Helen'' s.^ London, Eng. 

Schuyler. — In the Record for October, 1882, vol. xiii., p. 157, twenty-first line 
from the bottom of the page, insert the y^'oxA probably, so that the line shall read, " Their 
father was, probably.^ Pieter Schuyler," etc. To my mind there is no doubt of the pa- 
rentage, but the researches referred to would not perhaps be accepted, as they are merely 
indicative in character. j. v.^L. P., JR. 

Sloo. — On the 7th of September, died in this city, Mrs. Ann Sloo, aged one hundred 
and eight years and six months. She retained her understanding to her last — enjoyed 
for a series of years a good state of health ; she was born in New Castle, Delaware State. 
— New York Packet, September 22, 1785. w. K. 

Smith. — There is a mistake in the April Record about the age of Mrs. Sarah Smith, 
the widow of John Witherspoon Smith, Mrs. Smith was born in December, 1786. I 
have recently met with two cases of centenarianism which I am informed can be proved ; 
and as soon as the evidence is in my possession I hope to have the pleasure of laying it 
before the Society. B. r. betts. 

VoORHEES — Van Voorhees. — Mr. E. W. Van Voorhis, of 129 East Thirty-sixth 
Street, New York City, has been for some years collecting information and material for 
a genealogy of the Voorhees or Van Voorhees family, and would be very grateful for any 
information from any of the members of the family with whom he has not yet corre- 
sponded, especially the branches of the family settled in the Western States. 


Windsor Farmes. A Glimpse of an Old Parish, together with the Deciphered In- 
scriptions from a Few Foundation Stones of a Much Abused Theology. By John 
A. Stoughton. Hartford: Clark & Smith. 1S83. Large 8vo, pp. 150. 

The primary object of this very interesting volume seems to be to " aid somewhat in 
filling what may be called a gap in the history of the Edwards family," i.e., the family 
of the eminent divine Jonathan Edwards, whose brilliant qualities — the author thinks — 
have somewhat unduly overshadowed those of his father, Rev. Timothy, the first pastor 
of Windsor Farmes. This parish (now East Windsor) was set off from Old Windsor, as 
a distinct ecclesiastical society, in 1699, although Mr. Edwards had commenced his labors 
there as early as November, 1694. And Mr. Stoughton's labors, based on the Rev. Mr. 
Edwards' original " Rate Books," and from the account books and private papers of John 
Stoughton — a selectman and a most prominent member of the new church — enable us to 
fill out, much more satisfactorily than ever before has been possible, the slender outlines 
which we have heretofore possessed of this godly family of Edwards — and of the early 
days of this ancient Connecticut parish. The author has enjoyed many peculiar oppor- 
tunities for his work, and has shown great judiciousness in his use of them. Confining 
himself strictly to details, yet he, at times, betrays graphic power of stating them, which 
is almost eloquence, and which shows him to be thoroughly permeated with the spirit of 
the times which he portrays. No more valuable contribution to the liistory of Old 
Windsor has been produced since the issue of Stiles' Hii>tory of that town, in 1859 ; and 
it worthily fills, indeed, a gap whiclr was necessarily left by that historian. 

The volume is handsomely printed and illustrated hy facsimiles of several sermons of 
the Rev. Timothy Edwards, of a page of his Rate Book, of accounts with Mr. (af- 
terwards Governor) Roger Wolcott ; of the Commission of Captain Thomas Stough- 


Notes on Books. \a\ 

TON, from Governor Winthrop, 1698 ; of a sermon of Rev. Mr. Warham, 1662, with 
much interesting matter concerning that divine ; a sermon of Rev. Samuel Wood- 
bridge, of East Hartford, 1709; a map of the siege of Fort William Henry, at Lake 
George, drawn by Lieutenant John Stoughton, October 22, 1757, while on duty there in 
the service of the British army ; and a view of the Grant Mansion, East Windsor Hill. 
It also contains a genealogical sketch of the Edwards family, and some specimens of Kev. 
Timothy Edwards' sermons. We trust that Mr. Stoughton will continue his labors in 
behalf of the old parish of " Windsor Farmes," from the early settlers of which both he 
and the writer of this notice are descendants. Only a small edition has been published, 
at the private expense of the author, of whom copies may be procured at $2.50 each. 

H. R. s. 

The Halls of New England. Genealogical and Biographical. By Rev. David 
B. Hall, A.M., of Duanesburgh, N. Y. Albany, N. Y. : Printed for the Author, 
by Joel Munsell's Sons, 82 State Street. 1883. 8vo, pp. xiv, 735 ; Lidices, 55. 

This closely printed volume, containing the results of investigations begun in 1846, 
contains the genealogy of the following American families of the name of Hall : (i) The 
Halls of Middletown, Conn. ; (2) of Guilford, Conn. ; (3) of Fairfield, Conn. ; (4) of 
Wallingford, Conn. ; (5) of Portsmouth, R. \. ; (6) of Dover, N. H. ; (7) of Exeter, N. 
H. ; (8) of Bradford, Mass. ; (9) of Yarmouth, Mass. ; (10) of Cambridge and Concord, 
Mass. ; (li) of Medford, Mass. ; {12) of Concord and Stow, Mass. ; (13) of Rehoboth, 
Mass. ; (14) of Taunton, Mass. ; (15) and 85 pages of scattered and unconnected families. 

The work is very thoroughly and satisfactorily, yet unpretentiously done ; and is a 
valuable contribution to our genealogical literature. It is well illustrated with the 
family arms, with 12 portraits, and an interesting group-plate showing representatives 
of five generations of one of the Hall families. H. r. s. 

Proceedings of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, at the An- 
nual Meeting, January 2, 1884. Boston, 1884. 8vo, pp. 42. 

• Always interesting as these reports are, this issue is rendered still more so* by the ad- 
dress of Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., on the occasion of his seventeenth re-election 
as President of the Society — a notable resume, not alone of the Society's doings, but of 
all the important events which have signalized the past year in the Western Hemisphere. 

H. R. s. 

Some Records of the Dyer Family. Compiled by Cornelia C. Joy-Dyer. Printed 
for Private Circulation. New York : Thomas Whittaker, 2 and 3 Bible House. 
1884. i2mo, pp. 130. 

This is a modest volume, but evidently written with that reverential and pains-taking 
spirit which betokens the true genealogist. Its object, as the author tells us in her Preface, 
was to trace the link between her own branch of the Dyer family, and the noble-hearted 
martyr, Mary Dyre, and her husband, William Dyre. He was one of the eighteen asso- 
ciates who purchased and settled Rhode Island, and was an honored citizen and agent of 
that colony in its early struggles with the mother country for the preservation of its 
rights. She, in 1652, while in England on a visit to her girlhood's home, espoused the 
faith of the Friends, and the persecutions to which she was subjected after her return to 
New England, as well a? her two sentences of death, and final execution in 1660, at Bos- 
ton, constituted one of those dishonoring spots upon the escutcheon of Massachusetts' 
fame, which can never be erased. Her piety, fortitude, and unbending courage are 
among the brightest examples of womanly faith and fervor. Her oldest son, Samuel, 
married Ann, granddaughter of the famous Ann Hutchinson, who was also a grand-niece 
of the poet John Dryden. In the pages of this little work we notice most interesting 
biographical mention of Dr. Lewis Dyer ; Rev. Heman Dyer, D.D.; Charles Volney Dyer, 
one of the pioneers of Chicago, and his sons Charles Gilford Dyer, the artist, and Louis, 
Professor of Latin and Greek at Harvard College; Olm Gideon Dyer, M.D.; Rev. 
Palmer Dyer ; Hon. Elisha Dyer, ex-Governor of Rhode Island ; and several others of 
equal interest ; Thomas Dyer, a settler of Weymouth, Mass., in 1632, whose descend- 
ant. Col. Eliphalet, of Windham, Conn., was connected with Rev. Hugh Peters' amusing 
story of the "Frogs of Windham." The volume also contains much pleasant English 
material of interest to those of the Dyer name ; and from preface to finis, there is not a 

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page which does not contain something to catch the eye and the attention of even the 
most casual reader. H. R. s. 

History of the First Church in Hartford [Conn.]. 1633-1S83. By George 
Leon Walker. Illustrated. Hartford : Brown & Gross. 1884. Svo, pp. xii, 

The pastor of this venerable church, on the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of 
its organization, presents it with a complete and elegant history of its career. Tiie en- 
tire documentary records of both church and society for the first fifty-two years of the 
church's existence are lost. The meagre MSS. entries, commenced by its sixth pastor, 
the Rev. Timothy Woodbridge, in 16S5, and extended till his death in 1732, and the 
slender memoranda of Revs. Wadsworth and Dorr, bring down the written history of the 
old church to 1772. Then follows a hiatus, until the time of Rev. Joel Hawes, in 181S ; 
and since then the records have been better preserved. The Society's records, however, 
have been preserved since 16S5, and the Treasurer's accounts are in fragmentary condi- 
tion. These, with Dr. Hawes' memorable " Centennial Discourse," in 1836, are the 
materials which Mr. Walker found to his hand when he undertook this work. Out of 
them, however, he has produced a workmanlike and satisfactory volume, which must 
ever possess great value to those who claim spiritual descent from the " Old First." 

The task has not been without its difficulties, both historical and polemical, but Mr. 
Walker has guided his pen with rare judiciousness and accuracy ; and rival contestants 
for historical precedence, or theological critics watching for ecclesiastical "trips," will 
not find much at which they may reasonably cavil, or carp. "How the Church came to 
be"— the chapters on the Rev. Hooker— that on " Stone and the Gathering of the 
Church " — on "Isaac Foster and Early Church Usages," etc., etc., are of great interest. 
Indeed, few church histories would prove so interesting to the general reader as this ; 
and when we come to the chapters on the pastorates of Rev. Nathan Strong and Dr. Joel 
Hawes, we are captivated by the vein of quaint humor and intellectual vigor which dis- 
tinguished these eminent " shepherds of the flock." Mr. Walker has done his work lov- 
ingly and well for the memory of those who have preceded him in the ministry and the 
communion of the Old First Church of Hartford. . We consider it a model of its kind ; 
modest in tone, clear and straightforward in narrative, elegant in its diction. Its iUus- 
trations are : view of the Church; view of St. Peter's Church, Tilton, £ng. , where the 
Rev. Thomas Hooker was born ; the Pastors' monuments in the old burying ground of 
the First Church; map of Hartford, 1640; ground plan of Meeting House in 1809; 
and portraits of Rev. Drs. Strong and Hawes. H. R. s. 

Our French Allies. Rochambeau and his Army. Lafayette and his Devotion. 
D'Estaing, De Ternay, Barras, De Grasse, and their Fleets in the Great War of the 
American Revolution, from 1778 to 17S2. Including Military Operations in Rhode 
Island, the Surrender of Yorktown, sketches of French and American Officers, and 
Incidents of Social Life in Newport, Providence, and elsewhere. With Numerous 
Illustrations. By Edwin Martin Stone. Providence : Printed by the Providence 
Press Co. 1884. Svo, pp. xxxi, 632. 

This very attractive volume is one of the many evoked by the recent Centennial 
epoch in the history of the United States, and is a permanent and graceful acknowledg- 
ment of a nation's gratitude to the memory of those who, although of foreign birth, 
cam2 to its aid in the hour of need. Mr. Stone has done his work thoroughly and well, 
and has given us in these pages a good resume of all that was previously known, and 
much that has been heretofore unknown, concerning " Our French Allies." 

Rliode Island, as is natural, comes well to the front in this volume, and especial in- 
terest attaches to those portions included under the head of " Incidents of Social Life in 
Newport, Providence, and elsewhere." 

The visit of the representatives of our French and other foreign allies to this country 
in 1S82, and the celebration at Yorktown, are duly chronicled, and the dedication of the 
volume to the Marquis de Rochambeau, the present representative of that honored name, 
is accepted (in autograph) by that gentleman. 

The volume is elegantly and profusely illustrated with 63 portraits, 25 of which are 
steel plates, and 114 wood-cut views, autographs, etc., etc. " Little Rhody " has every 
reason to feel proud of this book, a copy of which should be found upon the book- 
shelves of every family within its borders ; but its value is wider than this— it is national. 

H. R. s. 


Notes on Books. 


Acadia. A Lost Chapter in American History. By Philip H. Smith. Illustrated. 

Pawling, N. Y. : Published by the Author. '18S4. [E. W. Nash, 80 Nassau Street, 

New York.] Svo, pp. 381. 
When we learn of the mechanical difficulties under which this work was produced, that 
it was set up "in a country office, with a fifty-pound font of type, and an old Liberty 
job press," and stereotyped with " a home-made apparatus, after a process developed 
from personal experience ; " and when, moreover, we turn its pages and see with what 
loving care and antiquarian patience every point and item has been gathered which 
can throw light upon this neglected corner of American history, we confess to a profound 
respect for its author. Studious research and personal inspection of Nova Scotia ar- 
chives have resulted in a most interesting volume, which supplies much, if not all, that 
we wish to know concerning a country and an epoch which history has hitherto touched 
upon but lightly, though poetry has claimed it as her own. The (wood-cut) illustrations, 
rough though effective, are also the production of the author's ovi'n hand. If his tools 
were imperfect, yet the work betrays the spirit of the true workman. H. r. s. 

Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. 
Towne Memorial Fund. Volume III. 1856-59. Boston : Published by the So- 
ciety, 18 Somerset Street. 1883. Svo, pp. 534. 

Most delightful of all reading are these memorial volumes, of which the third volume 
is now before us, from the hand of the Publication Committee, Messrs. John Ward Dean, 
Henry A. Hazen, J. Gardner White, William B. Trask, Daniel T. V. Homtoon, Arthur 
M. Alger, and Albert H. Hoyt. Like its predecessors, this volume, embracing bio- 
graphies of the Society's deceased members who passed over to the majority during the 
years 1S56-59, evinces excellent judgment, taste, and loving care in the preparation of its 
contents. It contains thirty-nine biographies, among which are those of Rev. Stephen 
Dodd, John C. Warren, M.D., Rev. Thomas Rolibins, D.D., Hon. Samuel Hoar, 
LL. D., Hermann Ernst Ludewig, Rev. Jonathan French, D. D., Charles Frederick 
Adams, Jr., Rev. John F. Schroeder, D.D., William Fiske Stone, Rev. John L. Blake, 
D. D., Freeman Hunt, George Minot, Rev. Eleazer Williams, Lemuel Sliattuck,Winiam 
H. Prescott, Henry Bond, M.D., Payne Kenyon Kilbourne, William W. Mather, LL.D., 

The Society, in issuing these memorial volumes, is erecting to its own honor, as well 
as to that of its deceased members, a monument " more lasting than brass." H. R. s. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Paper read before the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society, December 14, 1S83. With After-thoughts. By William Hague, 
D.D. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1884. i2mo, pp. iv, 31. 
This delightful contribution to Emersonian memorial literature, by our venerable and 
esteemed fellow-member, bears well the crucial test under which some ephemeral produc- 
tions fail ; it reads as well as it sounded when delivered. All those who listened delight- 
edly to it on the occasion of its presentation to the Society, will be glad to have it in this 
handsome form ; in which, also, it cannot fail to reach a still larger and an appreciative 
audience. In the final summing up of all that has been said of Emerson, by way of criti- 
cism and of panegyric, this little brochure will make itself felt. H. R. s. 

Heraldry in England and America. By George R. Howell. Read before the 
Albany Institute, January 21, 1884. Albany, N. Y.: The Press Company, Printers. 
Svo, pp. 6. [Reprinted from The Press.] 
This is a timely reprint of a lecture upon a subject which is now attracting very gen- 
eral public attention. It gives a sensible, easily understood definition of heraldry, its ob- 
ject and uses ; especially as to its genealogical value in connection with family history ; 
and its civic and official importance as connected with municipal and other corporations ; 
deals with the arms and seal of the city of Albany, and explains the heraldic decorations 
commemorative of the historic families of the colony and State of New York, which have 
been introduced into the ornamentation of the new Capitol at Albany. Wfe are glad to 
see this lecture in permanent form. H. r. s. 

Sketch of the Life of Samuel F. Pratt, with some Account of the Early History 
of the Pratt Family. A paper read before the Buffalo Historical Society, March 10, 
1873. By William P. Letchworth. Buffalo : Press of Warren, Johnson & Co., 
Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1874. Svo, pp. 211. 
Samuel Fletcher Pratt, born in Townshend, Vt., in 1807, was the grandson of one of 
the very earliest settlers of Buffalo. He was brought to that city when but' a few months 

1^4 Notes on Books. [July> 1884. 

old ; and after a long and useful life, which was identified with " every good word and 
work " in the place of his adoption, died full of honors, in 1873. The details of his life, 
and especially the history of his grandparents' early pioneer experiences, are graphically 
portrayed by Mr. Letchworth, and are "as interesting as a novel.'' As a contribution 
to local history and biography it is unequalled in value. The volume is illustrated by 
portraits of Mr. Piatt and wife, and a view of their residence at Buifalo. H. R. s. 

The Dearborns. A Commemorative Discourse of the Eightieth Anniversary of the 
Occupation of Fort Dearborn, and the First Settlement of Chicago. Read before 
the Chicago Historical Society, December iS, 1883. By Daniel Goodwin, Jr. 
Chicago : Fergus Printing Company. 8vo, pp. 56. 

An eloquent tribute to General Henry Dearborn, who was at Bunker Hill, Saratoga, 
and Yorktown, and also took part in the second war with Great Britain ; and to i. son, 
Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, who filled many positions of honor in his native 
State of Massachusetts. It has been well said of this discourse that it was " a prose 
poem, with the accuracy of history." This praise is merited. The value of this admirably 
printed brochure is enhanced by steel portraits of father and son — the former copied (,om 
a painting by Stuart — and by an excellent index. This is Mr. Goodwin's first histowcal 
address; we trust that it may not be his last, but that he may take time from his 1^* al 
pursuits to prepare others equally valuable, and equally interesting. J. G. >v. 

History of Chicago, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, in 3 
vols. Vol. I., ending with the year 1857. By A. T. Andreas. Chicago: A. 1 
Andreas, Publisher. 1884. 

This sumptuous quarto volume of 648 pages and numerous maps, views, and steel 
portraits of prominent citizens, is entirely the product of the city whose brief history is 
related on its well-written pages, and presents altogether a striking and surprising evi- 
dence of the advancement of the mechanic arts in the West. The volume before us is the 
product of a number of specialists, who in separate chapters have treated particular top- 
ics, such as Chicago's early history under the Indians and French, its political history, 
the bench and bar, the press and literature, banks and banking, and its primitive manu- 
factories. There arc, of course, some disadvantages to this method, giving the work a 
somewhat scrappy character. On the other hand, it must be said that great accuracy is 
a characteristic of the volume, which will find, doubtless, many purchasers outside of 
*' The Garden City," which now numbers six Imndred thousand inhabitants. It is the 
only work we have met with, excepting Blanchard's " History of the Northwest," which 
sets forth in anything like a satisfactory manner the chronicles of the great metropolis of 
the West. j. g. w. 

The Humphreys Family in America. By Frederick Humphreys, M.D., assisted 
by Otis M. Humphreys, M.D., Henry R. Stiles, M.D., Mrs. Sarah M. 
Churchill. New York : Humphreys' Print. 1884. Part IV., pp. 299-398. 

We take pleasure in calling attention from time to time to the progress of this publi- 
cation. In this number we have the continuation of the genealogy and biographies of 
the Humphreys family in the line o{ Samuel, son of the immigrant Michael Bumphrey, to 
and inclusive of the fifth generation. It is illustrated with — i, a beautifully embellished 
and appropriately colored plate representing the marshalling of six coats of the Hum- 
phrey arms, designed to form the frontispiece to the complete work, a full account and 
description of which will be found on pp. 93, 94, in Part II.; 2, 2^ facsimile certificate 
of these arms, presumably from the Herald's office, London, to face the frontispiece ; 
3, portrait of Dudley Humphrey, from a painting in the possession of his grandson, James 
Dudley Dewell, of New Haven, Conn. ; 4, portrait of Captain John Brown, of Ossawa- 
tomee, great-grandson of Hon. Oliver Humphrey ; 5, facsimile letter of Captain John 
Brown to his cousin. Rev. Luther Humphrey, written from Charlestown jail, Va , on 
the eve of his execution ; 6, silhouette of Col. George Humphreys, of West Simsbury 
(Canton), Conn. ; 7, portrait of Hon. Elijah Oscar Humphrey, of Kalamazoo, Mich., 
President of the First National Bank oft hat city ; 8, two old copper-plate engravings — 
one a Masonic piece, the other a picture of Major Reuben Humphreys and a coat-of- 
arms — both engraved by a convict in the old Newgate Prison, Simsbury, Conn., about 
1799 or i8oo; on plates made from copper mined in the prison by convict labor. 



encalagitiit aii^ ^iogrji|!l]ical |lct0A. 

Vol. XV. NEW YORK, OCTOBER, 1884. No. 4. 


By Richard F. Stevens. 

John Stevens, the subject of this sketch, was born at Perth Amboy, 
about the 3'ear 171 5. His father, John Stevens, the elder, when a mere 
lad, came, in 1699, from Middlesex County, England, to New York, where 
he entered as a law student with one Barna Cosans.* He remained there 
in the practice of his profession and in mercantile pursuits till September, 
1 714, when he removed to Perth Amboy, marrying the eldest daughter of 
John Campbell, a prominent citizen of that town, and-the partner and pro.xy 
of Lord Drummond, Earl of Melfort, and one of the original twenty-four 
East Jersey Proprietors. After the death of his father, in 1737, John 
Stevens, in conjunction with his elder brother Campbell, continued in the 
mercantile business, trading principally with the islands of the West 
Indies and Madeira. In those days it was the common practice of large 
merchants to take command of their own vessels, and in pursuance of this 
custom Mr. Stevens made frequent voyages. He sailed as master of the 
sloop Martha in 1739; ^^ ^'^^ brigantine Catharine he took in 1741 a 
cargo of flour to Madeira, returning with one of wine. In a letter dated 
December 10, 1743, he says: "I am now on settling myself at Perth 
Amboy and believe I shall not go to sea again." He appears to have 
retired from active mercantile life in 1761, continuing the management of 
his large landed estates and his various mining properties, owning, among 
other lands, in connection with Andrew and John Johnston, a tract of 
sixty-one thousand acres in Hunterdon County. He was also a large 
proprietor m the tract of land now the site of Elizabethport, as a petition 
of his addressed to the Legislature with regard to changing the course of 
the road from the town of Elizabeth shows, and possessed a controlling 
interest in the Rocky Hill and Well Copper Mines at Rocky Hill. 

His first appearance in political life was as a member of the General 
Assembly, which met at Perth Amboy, May 20, 1751, and from his very 

^ Barne Cozens, or Cosens, was appointed Register and Examiner in Cliancery in 1701 ; was Gov- 
ernor's Secretary 1698 to 1705, and Clerk of the Council. " Barne Cosins " licensed to mar. Grace San- 
ford, April 28, 1697 (see N. V. G. & B. Rec, vol. iii., p. 93). ''B. Cosens" witness to will in 1704, which 
mentions land purchased of David Joshack, Laird of Minevarre, in East Jersey (ibid., vol. i., p. 102). — Eds. 

146 Sketch of Hon. John Stevens. [Oct., 

first entrance into that body assumed a prominent position, being a mem- 
ber of all the most important committees. In 1755 he took a very active 
part in raising troops and money to send to Crown Point, voting in every 
case for the largest approi)riation and the most troops. In the same year, 
in conjunction with the Messrs. Johnston, he was engaged in building 
block-houses at Drake's Fort, Normenach, and Phitlipsburg, and in 
December, with Mr. Johnston, was appointed a committee to wait on 
Governor Hardy and General Shirley, of New York, and Governor Mor- 
ris, of Pennsylvania, to ascertain what steps they had taken for the 
defence of the frontiers of those States against Indian devastations and 
cruellies. He formed one of the commission in 1758 to settle the troubles 
with our Indian neighbors. The Commissioners, Andrew Johnston, 
Richard Salter, Charles Read, John Stevens, William Foster, and Jacob 
Spicer, in February of that same year met, at Crosswicks, Teedyescunk, 
king ot the Delawares, George Hopayock, of Susquehanah, and other 
noted chiefs. After many meetings a treaty was concluded at Faston, 
I'a., in October. A full account of the deliberations at this conference 
can be found in Smith's " History of New Jersey." 

From 1756 to 1760 he acted as paymaster of the "Old Blues," and his 
account book sets forth the hardships endured by the different privates in 
Colonel Schuj'ler's regiment, in which his brother Camjibell Stevens was a 
captain, who were made piisoners at Oswego and Fort William Henry. 
He continued a member of the Lower House till January 8, 1762, when he 
was commissioned as a member of the Council, remaining in that body till 
its final dissolution. 

In April, i 752, he moved his winter quarters to New York, and in i 761 
purchased and occupied No. 7 Broadway. This was in those days the 
most fashionable quarter of the city ; No. i, standing next to Fort George, 
and owned by Mr. Archibald Kennedy, was General Putnam's Head- 
quarters during the occupation of New York by the Continental troops, 
and was also used for the same purpose by General Howe and the other 
British commanders while the city remained in their possession. It was 
selected as the presidential mansion Avhen New York was regarded as the 
site of the capital of the federal government. No. 3 (next door) was the 
Watts mansion ; No. 5, that of Chief Justice Robert R. Livingston, and 
Nos. 9 and 11 the residences of the Van Cortlandts and Mrs. Eve Van 
Cortlandt White. While residing here in 1765, John Stevens was one of 
the most vigorous opponents of the obnoxious "Stamp Act," whereby 
"all, legal and mercantile documents and contracts, newspapers, pam- 
phlets, almanacs, etc., were required to be written or printed on stamped 
paper, upon which a duty was to be imposed, payable to officers ap- 
pointed by the Crown." 

The act was to have gone into effect on November i, 1765. On 
that day the flags in New York were at half-mast, stores were closed, bells 
tolled, and the streets thronged with an excited ..people. The " Sons of 
Liberty," an extensive political organization, broke open the Governor's 
coach-house, took out his chariot and placed in it two images, one rejire- 
senting the Governor, and the other the devil whispering in his ear ; 
lliese they carried around the streets with lighted torches; passing Fort 
George they stoned it, finally burning the chariot and effigies in a bonfire. 
Civil war was imminent. Governor Golden, in order to allay the appre- 
hensions of the populace, on November 4th addressed a letter to Mayor 

f884.] Sketch of Hon. John Stevens. 


Cruger, R. R. Livingston, John Stevens, and B. Robinson, ''that he would 
not issue, or suffer to be issued, any of the stamps now in Fort George." 
These gentlemen, upon receipt of this, published the following manifesto : 

"The Freemen, Freeholders, and Inhabitants of this City, being satis- 
fied that the stamps are not to be issued, are determined to keep the peace 
of the City at all events, except they shall have other cause of complaint. 

"R. R. Livingston, 
"John Cruger, 
" Beverly Robinson, 
"John Stevens." 

The obnoxious stamped paper was in accordance with this delivered 
to the mayor and corporation, and a vessel shortly afterward arriving with 
a new supply, it was forcibly taken out of her and destroyed. This 
ended, as far as New York was concerned, the excitement as to the en- 
forcement of this act, and postponed the time and changed the place of 
the outbreak of the revolution. 

In 1 77 1 John Stevens removed his home in New Jersey to Lebanon 
Valle}^, in Hunterdon County, building a large residence known as the 
Stevens mansion. It was a few miles south of the present Lebanon sta- 
tion on the New Jersey Central Railroad, and was torn down in 1S73. I" 
1774 he and Walter Rutherfurd were appointed Commissioners to estab- 
lish a boundary or partition line between the provinces of New Jersey and 
New York; they made their report in November, 1774. (See State docu- 

In 1770, in reply to a letter from Governor Franklin, requesting his 
opinion with regard to certain questions that had arisen as to the Court of 
Chancery, he wrote : 

" I am of opinion that a Court of Chancery in this Province is requisite, 
and that it ought to be kept open, but that at this Time and ever since the 
year 17 13, the Court has not been held on a proper Establishment, as no 
Ordinance for erecting said Court, or qualification of several of the Chancel- 
lors appears. I therefore with submission, advise that the Governor and 
Council do form an Ordinance for the Establishment of the Court of 
Chancery, to consist of his Excellency, the Governor, with such of the 
Council or others as shall be thought proper or fitting for the Trust, and 
that they all take the necessary qualification for the due discharge of their 
duty; and that every step may be taken to give authority and permanence 
to the Court I would propose that a full State of the Court of Chancery, 
as to the manner in which it has been from time to time held, be made 
and transmitted to our Most Gracious Sovereign for his further instructions 
to the Governor with regard to his will and pleasure therein. 

" John Stevens. 

"Burlington, March 26, 1770." 

When the war for independence broke out he was presiding over the 
Colonial Council, and feeling that, from the prominent position he held, it 
was his duty to take some active steps against the encroachments of the 
Crown, he, in June, 1776, addressed the following letter to Governor 
Franklin : 

" Sir : It is with the greatest concern I see the dispute between Great 
Brittain and these Colonies arisen to the present alarming situation of both 
Countries. While I had hopes of an accommodation of our unhappy con- 
troversy [ was unwilling to quit a station which enabled me to be service- 

I^S Sketch of Hon. John Stevens, [Oct. 

able to my Country, but the Continuation of Hostilities by the British 
Ministry, and the large Armament of Foreign Troops daily expected to 
invest our Country, leaves me no longer room to doubt that an entire sub- 
mission of these Colonies with a view of Internal Taxation is their ulli- 
mate object. 

" Your Excellency will not wonder that I should prefer the duty I owe 
my Native Country to any other consideration. 1 therefore beg leave to 
resign my seat at the Council Board. I am, 

" Your Excellency's Most Obedient Humble Serv't, 

" John Stevens, 
" June, 1776." 

As one of the members of the Council chosen pursuant to the new 
Constitution of the State, he represented Hunterdon County, and took his 
seat at their first meeting on August 27, 1776, He was on September 3d 
unanimousl)'^ elected Vice-President, which position he continuously held 
till October 5, 1782. The record shows that he was almost always to be 
found in his seat during that trying period with voice, influence, and purse 
aiding to his utmost the cause of liberty. 

He frequently advanced from his own means liberal sums of money to 
the State ; having charge of the money-chest as one of the sureties of 
John Smyth, Treasurer,* until that office was filled by his son. Colonel 
John Stevens, Jr., and some of his letters allude to his fears of its capture 
by the enemy and speak of its removal to various places for greater 

On November 6, 1782, he was elected a member of the Continental 
Congress to represent his State, and took his seat on May 20th, in the 
following year, remaining till the adjournment, which took place June 3, 
1783, During the session he was a member of Congress there were no 
subjects of very great importance agitated, it was simply a business Con- 
gress. Though filling these positions in such busy times, he nevertheless 
was able, in 1781, to act as Vice-President of the Proprietors of New 
Jersey, and as President of the Council of Proprietors in 1783. 

In 1787, when the State Convention assembled to ratify the Constitution 
recommended on the seventeenth day of September of that year by the 
Federal Convention for the Government of the United States, he was 
elected President, and after the Constitution was ratified, instead of sending 
the ratification to Congress by mail or by special messenger, thought it more 
seemly to the dignity of the body he represented, and the one he was 
accredited to, to deliver it in person. The following letter from him to 
Chief Justice Brearley on the event is of historic interest: 

" HOBOKEN, February 11, 1788. 

"Dear Sir : As soon as I had heard there was a sufficient number of 
members met to make a Congress, I proceeded to New York and on 
Friday the first instant I delivered to the President in Congress assembled 
the New Jersey Ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United 
States ; and I have the pleasure to inform you that in conversation with 
the President at the Chancellor' s,f he sayd he had no instructions to make 

* John Smyth, of Amboy, who married Susannah, daughter of John Moore, of New York, father of 
Andrew, had been clerk to the Board of East Jersey Proprietors and Treasurer of the Province of New 
Jersey. He left New Jersey and came to New York City in 1777. — Eds. 

t Chancellor Livingston, his son-in-law. — Eds. 

1884.] Sketch of Hon. John Stevens. 140 

me any answer to what I said to him on Delivering the Ratification, but 
that he thought it the most ample of any that had been delivered to Con- 
gress, and in particular the Convention's reciting the powers by which 
they were conveyed. I was exactly in time, as the ist of February, was set 
down for taking up and entering the several Certificates, and I delivered 
ours before they began that business. Pray present my best respects to 
Mrs. Brearley. Your obedient serv't, 

"John Stevens." 

This public act seems to have closed his political career, a peculiarly 
appropriate ending to a life spent as his had been in the service of his 
State and country. He had reached his three score years and ten, and 
desired to close his life in a tranquillity that the exciting times before^ had 

Though no orator he was a fair debater,^ owing to his legal training, 
studying for the bar in his youth. His writings and speeches show him to 
have been a fluent speaker, expressing himself with great clearness and 
conciseness, never using any more words than were necessary to make 
clear his meaning. Rather quiet than otherwise, he rarely spoke, and con- 
sequently when he did was always listened to with attention, and his 
remarks had great weight in deciding any knotty point in legislation. 

He was a zealous supporter of the Established Church of England, 
afterward known as the Episcopal Church, and during his residence at 
Perth Amboy was for many years a vestryman and warden of St. Peter's 
Church, of which his father was one of the original four vestrymen. 

After his removal to Lebanon Valley, he contributed largely to the 
building of the frame meeting house at that place, and was also one of the 
principal supporters of St. Thomas' Church, situated at Palmyra, Hunter- 
don County, near the Cornwall Mansion, the residence of his brothers 
Lewis and Richard. He was also connected with Trinity Church, New 
York, during his residence in that city. 

He, with his younger brother Richard, Richard Dennis, and Mr. Hiet, 
represented the laity at the convention held at New Brunswick, May 13 
and 14, 1774, assembled for the purpose of agreeing on some general 
principle of a union of the Episcopal Church throughout the colonies or 
States. At this convention, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania 
were represented, and it was the first step toward forming a collective 
body of the Episcopal Church in the United States. 

He spent the latter days of his life with his son Colonel John Stevens, 
at Hoboken, his death occurring early in May, 1792. He was buried at 
the Frame Meeting House, in Bethlehem township, Hunterdon County, a 
church he contributed largely to build. 

He was married in 1748 to Elizabeth, the second daughter of James 
Alexander, and sister to I,ord Sterling of revolutionary fame. Her mother 
was the granddaughter of Johannes De Peyster, the first of that name in 
this country, and who was of a noble French family driven from France 
by the religious persecutions of Charles IX., 1572 ; they settled in Holland, 
where he was born, emigrating to New York about 1649. Mrs. Stevens 
survived her husband some eight years. 

That she was a friend of emancipation, even in those early days, the 
following clause in her will clearly shows : " Item, I leave all my slaves 
their freedom." To the black women, Nancy and Sylvia, were given cloth- 
ing. To Nancy, fifteen acres of land at Mardun and ^5. To the black 

150 Rogers Lineage. [Oct., 

woman Daphne, the yearly interest on ;^4o, also two hundred dollars for 
the purchase of the freedom of Peter, the husband of Nancy. 

This showed that her philanthropy extended not only to their freedom 
but provided for their future comfort. 

John Stevens left two children, Colonel John Stevens, eminent in the 
field of mechanical invention, and Mary, who married Chancellor Living- 
ston of New York, who also distinguished himself in the same line, they 
being partners and owners in a steamboat anterior to Fulton's. 


By Rev. Benjamin W. Dwight, Clinton, N. Y. 

Some classes of men, as such, who deserve lasting remembrance upon 
earth are not yet so sure of obtaining it as are others, who are no more 
worthy of an earthly immortality. The lives and very names of men 
remarkable in their day for their inventive talent and mechanical skill, or 
their large industry and success as business-men, or their superior pro- 
fessional ability as surgeons, or physicians, or advocates, or jurists, are 
forgotten often and all too soon, and almost as quickly, as if they belonged 
only to the common herd of mortals. So that the lifetime of a single 
generation suffices not seldom to bury their names in the general oblivion, 
into which all things human so soon inevitably drop, when out of sight, and 
therefore out of mind. Authors, scholars, and clergymen belong, as such, 
to the literary class, which holds in its hands the keys of life and of death 
in the kingdom of letters. Their own names are more likely than those of 
equal merit to be immortalized in earthly records; and whom they will 
they themselves crown with fame, and whom they list they consign to 
dumb forgetfulness. Many distinguished "old New York merchants" have 
there been during the century now nearly gone that have deserved strongly 
for our own highest good, as a young and growing people, to be held in 
ever high and cherished honor for their value as true expressions of the 
social ideas and forces that rule our higher destinies as a people, and whose 
power as examples needs to be kept active in every way possible for good, 
in days to come, upon all minds within any special reach of their influence. 
Names so loaded, in times gone by, with the traditions and records of the 
better days of our national character and history as to be conspicuous for 
their memorial and monumental influence and value, are among the highest 
results of the best Christian civilization of this age, or of any other. And 
it is pleasant to do anything, even in quite limited relations, to freshen anew 
in other minds the real permanent charm of names that were not in them- 
selves born to die, and that, wherever* they are truly known, are full of 
beauty, to all eyes, of their own deserving, the lasting beauty of the nobler 
life to come. 

The noted family to whicli the four Rogers brothers (Fitch, Henry, 
Moses, and Nehemiah), all distinguished New York merchants and all con- 
spicuous for their high personal excellence of character, belonged, and 
which they all greatly honored in the belonging, is one of but recent origin 
in this country. Investigators into its supposed early continental history 
have quite uniformly gone astray in conceiving at the outset, that this 

1884.] Rogers Lineage. . I c i 

family of Rogers was of Long Island origin (as of Huntington, Soathanip- 
ton, or Hempstead). Many have persistently followed up what stray hints 
they could find as guesses, which are often the first immature form of what 
prove in the end to be real discoveries, or at least very valuable theories; 
but never has one of them found any real satisfaction in his researches in 
any such direction, or any increase of light at all as he has moved onward 
in any particular line of exploration. Said one who had been specially 
diligent in such a way to the writer, after a long experience of continued 
disappointment : "I have always expected that Providence would help me 
some day to get that Huntington-Rogers famil) record, and I have not 
yet lost hope that I shall get it, someivhere, sojiiehow f'^ Behold, my good 
friend, the desired day has at last come to you ! Take freely the light here 
offered : it has cost much painstaking patience to procure it. Seek reso- 
lutely what further light you crave, from the same quarters whence this has 
reached you. No one can find gold by digging, however long or hopefully, 
in earth that does not contain it, or arrive at any desired destination by 
travelHng, with whatever eagerness, in "paths that lead only to bewilder, 
and dazzle only to blind." 

Two brothers Rogers, Uriah and Samuel, appear historically in view 
together, at about the same time, in Norwalk, Conn., at first about the years 
1730-4, with perhaps an interval in real fact of a year or two apart in the 
precise time of their arrival on the ground. Dr. Uriah Rogers was prob- 
ably born in 1710, and Samuel Rogers, his brother, the Secretary of Gover- 
nor Thomas Fitch, of Norwalk, was born, it is believed, about 1 712-14. 
Th^re is a tradition in the family that their father was an Episcopal clergy- 
man in Nova Scotia. While they are believed to have been born in Eng- 
land themselves, they are also supposed to have come directly from Nova 
Scotia to Norwalk to settle there, perhaps together, and perhaps at a little 
interval apart, one after the other. James Rogers also, who married Mary 
Harris and lived in New London, Conn., and had nine children, all born 
there, seems to have been a near relative of Dr. Uriah Rogers and Samuel, 
his brother, of Norwalk, Conn., from traditions among older members of 
the Rogers family, descendants of Capt. Jeremiah Rogers (son of James 
Rogers and Mary Harris). Capt. Jeremiah Rogers, b. April 27, 1743, and 
d. August II, i8io, was captain of a vessel that sailed between New York 
and Liverpool. He owned a farm at Hyde Park, Duchess County, N. Y., 
on the road from that place to Poughkeepsie, which was afterward bought 
by Moses Y. Beach, of New York. He had a family of nine children. War- 
ren R. Dix., Esq., a lawyer in New York, great grandson of Capt. Jere- 
miah Rogers, claims that the older members of his lineage, some of whom 
still survive, declare that Moses and Nehemiah and Henry Rogers were 
always spoken of to them as their first cousins when in their youth, which 
makes it appear that James Rogers,* of New London, may have been an 
older brother of both Uriah and Samuel Rogers, of Norwalk, Conn. 

* The children of James Rogers and Mary Harris, nine in all, and all bom in New London, were as 
follows : 

1. Lemuel, b. December lo, 1723, had four cl'.ildren 

2. Peter, b. October 3, 1725, had six children. 

3 Ichabod, b. February 14, 1727. had seven children. 

4. Marj', b. October i, 1728 ; m. John Griffin, had four children. 

5. James, b. June 5, 1733. had seven children. 

6. Edmund, b. July 20, 1735, had nine children. 

7. Uriah, b. September 9, 1737, had eight children. 

S. Elizabeth, b. January 27, 1741 ; m. Robert Manwaring, had two children. 
9. Jeremiah, b. April 27, 1743 ; d. August 11, 1810. 

1^2 Rogers Lineage. .[Oct., 

Dr. Uriah Rogers b. about 1710, m. about 1734 Hannah Lockwood, 
b. Oct. 23, 1 713, dau. of James Lockwood,* of Norwalk, and Lydia, dau. 
of Samuel Smith, of Norwalk. He was a man of character and of impor- 
tance, both as a man and a physician in Norwalk. He d. May, 1773, 
aged sixty-three. She d. at Redding, Fairfield County, Conn , Oct. 8, 
1794, aged eighty-one, having lived, as a widow, for twenty-one years and 
more. They had nine children. 


2. i. Hannah Rogers, b. June 7, 1735 ; m. Moss Kent, Esq. 

3. ii, Lydia Rogers, b. Dec. 15, 1737. 

4. iii. Uriah Rogers, b. Dec. 17, 17.39. ^^ '^^^Y ^^ perhaps the 

Major Uriah Rogers who removed to Norwich, Conn., from 
Southampton, L. L, in 1798 (when, in such a case, he was 
aged fifty-nine), and engaged there in trade under the firm 
name of " Uriah Rogers & Son." He d. there in 18 14. See 
Miss Caulkins' " History of Norwich, Conn." 

5. iv. James Rogers, b. Sept. 5, 1742. He lived and died in 

Redding, Conn. 

6. V. John Rogers, b. Nov. 3, 1744. 

7. vi. Esther Rogers, b. Oct, i, 1746 ; d. unmarried in Redding, 

Oct. 12, 1798, aged fifty-two. 

8. vii. David Rogers, ) b. Aug. 21, 1748. 

9. viii. Elizabeth Rogers, f" b. Aug. 21, 1748 ; d. unmarried. 
10, ix. Abigail Rogers, b. Oct. 14, 1749. 

3. i. Hannah Rogers (second generation), dau. of Dr. Uriah Rogers, 
of Norwalk, and Hannah Lockwood, dau. of James Lockwood, of Norwalk, 
and Lydia Smith, b. June 7 (O. S.), 1735, m. Nov. 27 (N. S.), 1760, as his 
first wife. Moss Kent, b. Jan. 14 (O. S.), 1733, son of Rev. Elisha Kent, 
b. July 9, 1704, graduated at Yale in 1729. He was a Presbyterian 
minister at Newtown, Conn., and from about 1740 onward at Kent's 
Parish, Putnam County, N. Y., where he d. July 17, 1776; and his wife 
was Hannah, dau. of Rev. Joseph Moss, of Derby, Conn. Moss Kent, Esq., 
was graduated at Yale in 1752 and admitted to the bar in Duchess County, 
N. Y., in June, 1755. He resided at Fredericstown, on the Croton River, 
where he practised law and managed his farm at the same time. He 
removed to Green's Farms about 1776, and afterward to Lansingburg, 
N. Y., and became Justice of the Peace and Surrogate. She d. Dec. 30, 
1770, and he m. a second time and had other children. He d. in N. Y., 
aged sixty-one, Feb. 14, 1794. 

THIRD generation, CHILDREN (by first wife). 

II. i. James Kent, the Chancellor, was b. July 31, 1763. He 
spent several years of his childhood with his grandfather, Dr. 
Uriah Rogers, at Norwalk (1768-72), as his mother d. Dec. 
30, 1770, when he was between six and seven years of age. 

* The names of the children of James Lockwood, of Norwalk, and Lydia' Smith, who were married 
Oct. 23, 1697, were : 

1. Lydia, b. Dec. 17, 1710; d. June 18, 1712. 

2. Hannah, b. October 23, 1713 ; m. Dr. Uriah Rogers.] 

3. James, b. Dec. 20, 1714- 

4. Lydia, 2d, b. June 10, 1716-17. 

5. Job, b. July 13, 171S. 

6. John, b. Feb. 8, 1719-20. 

7. Samuel, b. Nov. 30, 1721. 

1SS4.] Rogers Lineage. iq^ 

The fame of James Kent, Esq., the grandson of Dr. Uriah 
Rogers, of Norwalk, Conn., as a jurist, has filled the whole 
civilized world. He ra. in 17S7 Elizabeth Bailey, b, in 1769, 
dau. of Capt. John Bailey, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and sister 
of General Theodorus Bailey, U. S. Senator and Postmaster 
of the city of New York from 1804 onward. (See for account 
of Theodore A. Bailey, son of Hon. Theodorus Bailey, " Strong 
Family History," p. 627, and Dwight ditto, p. 255, under 
name of Wm. C. VVoolsey.) Chancellor Kent d. Dec. 12, 
1847, aged eighty-four. There is a good likeness of him in the 
"Memorial Hall" of Hamilton College, at Clinton, Oneida 
County, N. Y., painted in 1834 by Frederic Randolph Spen- 
cer, Esq., of New York, from whose hand there are also 
superior portraits there of Washington Irving and of Joshua R. 
Spencer, of Utica. Mrs. Elizabeth Kent d. June ig, 185 1, 
aged eighty-two. They had no children. 

12. ii. Moss Kent, b. April 3, 1766. 

13. iii. Hannah Kent, b. Oct. 10, 1768. 

[See "Dwight History " for Kent kinship of Chancellor Kent's 
family, in the Dwight-Dudley branches of the lineage, pp. 
404-428 ; Goodwin's " Genealogical Notes," pp. 145-150 ; 
and New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 
vol. iv. (year 1873), PP- ^-8, and pp. 83-92. For an interest- 
ing sketch of the personal characteristics and history of Chan- 
cellor James Kent, see "Short Studies of Great Lawyers," by 
Irving Browne, Albany, 1878, pp. 218-237.] 

second generation. 
6. iv. James Rogers, son of Dr. Uriah Rogers and Hannah Lockwood, 
b. Sept. 5, 1742, was a merchant at Redding, Conn. He was a leading 
man there in many ways, and filled various important offices as early as 
1762. In 1793 his name is prominent in the tax list. He m. about 1761 
Eleanor Wakeman, b. in 1742, dau. of Thaddeus Wakeman, of Fairfield, 
Conn. She d. Dec. 21, 1820. He died April 9, 1823, aged eighty-one. 

third generation, children. 

14. i. Joseph Rogers, b. Oct. 31, 1762. A merchant in New- 

burg, N. Y. 

15. ii. Chloe Rogers, b. Oct. 24, 1766; d. Aug. 14, 1844. She 
m. Joseph Hawley, a farmer in Redding, Conn., b. May 25, 
1762, son of William Hawley, of Redding, and Lydia Nash. 
He d. July i, 1846, aged eighty-four. 

16. iii. James, d. March 6, 1794, aged eleven. 

- twins, b. April 28, 1768. 

17. iv. Jedediah Rogers. He was a merchant at Redding. He 
m. Milly Read, dau. of Hezekiah and Anna Read, who d. Feb. 
3, I 789. He afterward m. a wife Abigail, but of what family 
name not discovered, who d. Sept. 24, 1848. 

18. V. Aaron Rogers, b. Aug. 22, 1770. A teacher in New 
Jersey. He had a son, John Rogers, who m. a Miss Ives, of 
Dan bury, Conn. 

154 Rogers Li?ieage. [Oct., 

19. vi. Uriah Rogers, b. Dec. 13, \112 ; d. April 13, 1788; 

aged fifteen. 

20. vii. Abigail Rogers, b. about 1776 ; m. Daniel Betts, a fanner 

in Redding, son of Stephen Betts, of same place. 

21. viii. Betsey Rogers, b. in 1779; ni. David I.yon, a farmer in 

Redding. She died in 1846. 

22. ix. Sally Rogers, b. Dec. 2, 1782 ; d. March 6, 1794. 

15. ii. Chloe Rogers, daughter of James Rogers and Eleanor Wake- 
man, b. Oct. 24, 1766 ; m. Joseph Havvley, of Redding ; b. May 25, 1762. 
Their children all settled in Redding and were farmers, or farmers' wives. 

FOURTH generation, CHILDREN. 

23. i. Lemuel Hawley, a farmer in Redding. He was b. about 

1790. He m. Polly Betts, dau. of Dea. Stephen and Sarah 
Betts, of Redding. He d. aged eighty-seven. 

24. ii. Maria Hawley, b. about 1792 ; m. Dea. Aaron Read, son 

of Salmon A. Read, of Redding, and had three children: Har- 
riet, Mary, and Rev. Charles H. Read. Harriet m. Richard 
Smith, nearly related to Gen. John Cotton Smitli, of Connecticut. 
Mary m. Nathan Church, nephew of Judge Church, of Litchfield, 
Conn. Rev. Charles H. Read, D.D., of Richmond Va., pastor 
of the Hanover Street Church, m. Tryphenia King, of Sharon, 

25. iii. Uriah Rogers Hawley, b. about 1794, went away from 

Redding, when about thirty years of age, and was never traced 
afterward by his relatives, 

26. iv. Joseph Hawley, b. about 1796; m. Harriet Botsford, dau. 
of Moss Kent Botsford, of Newtown, Conn. 

27. V. Aaron Hawley, b. about 1798; d. aged about fifty. He 

m. Mary Ann Rockwell, dau. of Samuel Rockwell, of Sharon, 
Conn, (father also of Judge William A. Rockwell, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y.). 

28. vi. James Hawley, b. about 1800; m. Lydia Beach, dau. of 

Isaac Beach, of Redding. 

29. vii. Eliza Hawley, b. about 1802 ; m. Abial R. Botsford, son 
of Moss Kent Botsford, of Newtown, Conn. 

30. viii. Dea. Jedediah Rogers Hawley, b. Feb. 23, 1804 ; m. 

Deborah Ann Rogers, dau. of David Rogers, of New Yoik, 
and Esther Horton, and for second wife Lydia Ann Hill, of 
Redding, dau. of Moses Hill, of same place, and Julia Fanton. 
He still resides (1884) at Redding. 

Since giving to the printer what is presented above to the reader, Mr. 
Jedediah R. Hawley, of Redding, has written to the author what is here 
added, and which he regards as too valuable to be allowed to be lost, and 
therefore inserts here in this record. 

He says, being now past eighty, and feeble in bodily strength : " I have 
an old picture of Dr. Uriah Rogers. It used to stand on my mother's 
parlor-shelf, by the side of a picture of Hamilton, killed by Aaron Burr in 
a duel." 

Furthermore he says of David Rogers, his father-in-law,- that he was 
a physician in East Broadway, New York. He had three brothers : i. 

1SS4.] Rogers Lineage. 


Charles, a slave-holder in Georgia. 2. Morris, a physician on Long Island. 
3. Samuel, also of Long Island, but he does not know his occupation, or, 
seemingly, his residence, or that of Samuel. This family, if related to him, 
must have been so, as nephews to Dr. Uriah Rogers. David Rogers had 
three sons and two daughters, viz. : (i) Dr. David L. Rogers, a student of 
medicine with Dr. Mott, of New York, and a noted physician and surgeon 
himself in the city. (2) Dr. James H. Rogers, who died in California. 
(3) A son, name not given, who d. young. (4) Caroline Rogers, who 
m. Thomas W. Garniss, of New York. (5) Deborah Rogers, who was 
b. in March, 1S02, and m. May 10, 1832, Dea. Jedediah Rogers Hawley, 
of Redding, Conn., my informant. She d. in 1858. She had one daughter, 
Esther R. Hawley, now living (1884), unmarried, in Lakeville, Conn. 
Lydia Ann Hill, his second wife, was dau. of Moses Hill, of Redding, and 
Julia Fanton, of same place. She was b. Oct. 12, 1833, and m. him May 
22, i860, and d. May 11, 1880. She had three children : (i) William Jed- 
ediah Hawley, b. Oct. 29, 1862. (2) Joseph Rogers Hawley, b. March 7, 
1864. (3) Mary Hill, b. Feb. 11, 1867. William J. Hawley (No. i above) 
was killed by being thrown out of a wagon with his mother, brother, and 
sister, while they all escaped death but were seriously injured. Mary Hill 
Hawley resides now (1884), unmarried, at Redding. 

The foregoing addition to the details of the Rogers family history, the 
writer has gained at the end of repeated solicitations for more facts. 

[Those claiming descent from the two Rogers families of Norwalk, 
Conn., descendants of Uriah and Samuel Rogers, are unfortunate in hav- 
ing but very slight and poor records of their family connections generally; 
and they lost a century ago and more what early records they then had of 
their family history, both on the other side of the ocean and on this side, 
by the burning of Norwalk, on July 11, 1779, by the British.] 

Samuel Rogers, brother of Dr. Uriah Rogers, of Norwalk, Conn., was 
born, it is believed, in 1712-14, or thereabouts, and in Nova Scotia 
possibly, if not in England, and came it is supposed, in his early youth, to 
Norwalk to resitle, attracted thither probably, by the previous successful 
establishment of his brother Uriah there, as a physician. Samuel Rogers 
was secretary of Governor Thomas Fitch, Colonial Governor of Con- 
necticut, who resided at Norwalk. His residence was on Chestnut Hill, 
in a part of that place which is now included in Wilton, Conn. 

Samuel Rogers m., about 1748, Elizabeth Fitch, b. about 1724, dau. 
of Governor Thomas Fitch. Her father Governor Fitch was b. in 1700, 
graduated at Yale in 1721, and d. July 18, 1774, aged seventy-four. Gov- 
ernor Fitch was successively judge, chief justice, lieutenant-governor or 
governor for forty-six years continuously of the colony of Connecticut. 
He is described enthusiastically by the men of his day, as "an eloquent 
speaker, an accomplished scholar, an able jurist, and a true and noble 
patriot." Samuel Rogers probably lived several years, and perhaps many, 
at the Fitch homestead in Norwalk, All efforts made by the writer to 
trace the- contemporaneous Fitch history of the Rogers family in Nor- 
walk have proved in every case, however earnest or persistent, to be 
unavailing. Who Mrs. Thomas Fitch, the wife of t^ie Governor, was he 
has found no one of her descendants, nor any descendant of the Fitch 
family at large, able to state or surmise. Mrs. Elizabeth Fitch Rogers 
went with her family, at the close of the revolutionary war, to St. John, 

156 Rogers Lineage. [Oct., 

N. B., to reside. They were earnest and pronounced loyalists, but they 
all returned again to this country after residing some nine years in St. 
John. She spent her last days with her daughter, Mrs. Esther (Rogers) 
Gracie, in New York, but resided most of her life in Norwalk. All their 
property in the States was confiscated and their grand old hereditary 
home (the Fitch estate) was burned. Samuel Rogers himself was un- 
fortunately drowned at Norwalk, and his remains were carried for burial 
to St. John, N. B., Canada, and were interred in the old burying-ground 
there, where the stone that marked the spot was still to be seen until 
within a few years. The date of his death or interment the writer has 
sought diligently in vain to discover, and he is unable to say whether it was 
before or after the revolutionary war. 

[He has gathered but little of the Fitch-Rogers lineage, but enough to 
show clearly in what lines of investigation more may yet be found. It is 
this in brief: Sir Thomas Fitch, a judge of nuich distinction and made a 
Baronet by Charles I. of England, resided in Eltham, Kent County, Eng. 

Thomas Fitch, descended from Baron Fitch, d. in Braintree, Eng., 
leaving a widow and several sons, who afterward came to this country, 
to reside here, between the years 1634 and 1639. Thomas Fitch and his 
brother Joseph Fitch settled in Norwalk in 1639. Governor Thomas Fitch, 
of Conn., was descended from this Thomas the settler, in the third genera- 
tion. The tract of land known as " the Fitch Estate," which formed the 
family homestead for more than a hundred years afterward, was purchased 
of the Indians by a deed dated Feb. 15, 1651. The tomb of Governor 
Fitch is still to be found in Norwalk. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers had a brother, General Thomas Fitch, b. about 
^725, graduated at Yale in 1746, and d. in 1795, who is said to have been in 
command of the four New England regiments assembled at Albany in 1755, 
in derision of whose uncouth appearance a surgeon in the British army 
stationed there composed the song, first called by hiin " Yankee Doodle," 
to.the air of the same name (previously called " Nanky Doodle "). (See for 
history of "Yankee Doodle," Lossing's "Field Book," etc., vol. ii., p. 
683.) Gen. Tiiomas Fitch, Jr., m. Sept. 4, 1774, Hannah, dan. of Richard 
Hall, of New Haven, Conn. 

The Fitch-Rogers family of recent generations hold in high account 
their Fitch lineage. The Rogers coat of arms is a stag, one, or more, in 
full erect figure, with head aloft ; or a stag's head with branching horns 
and the motto " Nos nostraque Deo" ("We, and ours, are God's," or, 
" His we are, and Him we serve "). 

There was no British occupation of the River St. John, N. B., until 
after 1761, and this was by a Jew, from east of Boston. The first settle- 
ment worthy of any such name, made there by persons from New York, 
was in 1783, at the time of peace. Up to that time all was a vast wilder- 
ness where now is the flourishing city of St. John.] 

The children of Samuel Rogers and Elizabeth Fitch were these seven : 

2. i. Fitch Rogers, b. about 1748. 

3. ii. Moses Rogers, b. in 1750 ; d. Nov. 30, 1825, aged seventy- 


4. iii. Susannah (or Susan) Rogers, b. about 1752; m. David 

Lambert, of Norwalk, Conn. 

5. iv. Henry Rogers, b. April 12, 1753; d. ,aged eight}-three, 

Jan. 10, 1837. 

Roq-ers Lineas^e. 


6. V. Nehemiah Rogers, b. in 1755; d. Sept. 20, 1849, ^.ged 


7. vi. Esther Rogers, b. about 1756; m. Archibald Grade, a 

merchant of New York, 

8. vii. Elizabeth Rogers, b. about 1760 ; d. unmarried. 

second generation, 

2. i. Fitch Rogers, son of Samuel Rogers, of Norwalk, Conn., and 
Elizabeth Fitch, b. about 1748 ; m, about 1769, Hannah Bell, dau. of Isaac 
Bell, of Stamford, Conn., and previously of Fredericton, N. B., by his first 
wife, who was a Holly, Isaac Bell's second wife was Susannah Smith, who 
was the mother of Capt, Isaac Bell, Jr., of New York, "one of its oldjner- 
chants of renown," He was thus half-brother of Hannah Bell, and his sis- 
ter, Katharine Bell, wife of Nehemiah Rogers (brother of Fitch Rogers, see 
infra), was her half-sister. 

Fitch and Nehemiah Rogers were two of the original grantees and early 
settlers of Parr Town (now St. John, N. B.) in 1783, They were both 
members of " Old Trinity Corporation " in 1791, when the organization 
was first completed, and the church was made ready for public use, Nehe- 
miah was also at the same time one of the representatives from St. John to 
the Legislature. They both left St. John to reside afterward in New York, 
in 1792. But Fitch Rogers resided for some time before removing to New 
York at Stamford, Conn, How long the time of his temporary residence 
there was, cannot now be stated. He had seven children. 

third generation children. 

9. i. Fitch Rogers, Jr., b, about 1771; m, Mary, dau. of Rev. 
Daniel Smith, of Stamford, Conn., a Congregational clergy- 
man. No children. He d. at Stamford, Conn. 

10. ii. Catharine Rogers, m. Rev. Reuben Sherwood, b. in 
Fairfield, Conn, He was graduated at Yale in 18 13, took 
orders from Bishop Hobart, and was rector of St. Paul's Church 
at Norwalk, Conn., for fourteen years (1816-30). He went to 
Hartford, Conn., in 1830, for educational service in connection 
with Trinity College (then called Washington College). He 
did also missionary service in Ulster County for four years 
(1831-5), and became Rector of St, James' Church, at Hyde 
Park, for twenty-one years (1835-56), where he d, on Whit- 
sunday, 1856. His daughter. Miss Catharine Sherwood, now 
resides (1884) at Hyde Park. 

11. iii, Henry Rogers, who d. unmarried at home. 

12. iv. Harriet Rogers, who m. John Winthrop, Their son 

Henry Winthrop resides now in New York, and has had a 
family of ten children. 

13. V. Charles Rogers, who d. unmarried at home, 

14. vi. AViLLiAM Rogers, who d, unmarried at sea, 

15. vii. Emily Sophia Rogers, who married her cousin, Henry 

Rogers, Jr. See account of her family, infra. 

second generation. 

3. ii. Moses Rogers, son of Samuel Rogers and Elizabeth Fitch, b. 
about 1750-1 ; m. in 1773 Sarah Woolsey, b. in 1750, dau. of Benjamin 

ic8 Rogers Lineage. [Oct., 

Woolsey, Jr., of Dosoris, L, I., and Esther Isaacs, of Norwalk, a converted 
Jewess. He was a large hardware merchant hi New York (Moses Rogers 
& Co., 1785-93, and Rogers & Woolsey, 1793-8). He was a governor of 
the New York Hospital, 1792-9 ; dhector of the United States Bank ; treas- 
urer of the City Dispensary ; an active member of the Society for Manu- 
mission of Slaves ; Director of the Mutual Insurance Co. ; a vestryman 
of Trinity Church, and one of the founders of Grace Church. The mer- 
cantile house that he founded in New York lasted there in high repute for 
forty years and more. He d. Nov. 30, 1825, aged seventy-five. She d. 
July 24, 1816, aged sixty-six. The}'^ had five children, one of whom, Hes- 
ter, b. in 1778, d. in 1793, aged fifteen. 


16. i. Sarah Elizabeth Rogers, b. Feb. i, 1774; m. Hon. 

Samuel Miles Hopkins. He d. Oct, 8, 1837, aged sixty-five. 
She d. Dec. 17, 1866, aged ninety-two. 

17. ii. Benjamin Woolsey Rogers, b. May 13, 1775 ; ^"^ ^• 

Dec. 12, 1859, aged eighty-four. 

18. iii. Archibald Rogers, b. about 1782; d., when not ascer- 

19. iv. Julia Ann Rogers, b. in 1788; m. Francis Bayard Win- 
throp, Jr. She d. April 14, 18 14, aged twenty-six ; and he 
m. again. 

16. i. Sarah Elizabeth Rogers, b. Feb. i, 1774; m. Oct. 5, 1800, 
Hon. Samuel Miles Hopkins, a lawyer in New York City, and afterward 
at Albany, N. Y., and M. C. (1812-14). He was b. at (Salem) Water- 
bury, Conn., May 9, 1772, son of Samuel Hopkins, of Goshen, Conn., and 
Mary Miles, of Salem, Conn., and graduated at Yale in 1791. He d. 
Oct. 8, 1837, aged sixty-five. She d. Dec. 17, 1866, aged ninety-two. 
They had seven children. 

fourth generation children. 

20. i. Mary Elizabeth Hopkins, b. April 13, 1802 ; m. Feb. 22, 

1S26, William Gordon Verplanck, Superintendent of Blooming- 
dale Insane Asylum. She d, at Dubuque, la., Feb. 28, 1S59. 

21. ii. Professor William Rogers Hopkins, b. Jan. 2, 1S05 ; 
m. April 17, 1839, Mary Murray Gallagher, of Geneva, N. Y., 
dau. of George and Ann Jane Gallagher. Professor of Chemis- 
try, United States Naval School at Annapolis, Md. Has had 
•six children. 

22. iii. Julia Ann Hopkins, b. Feb. 22, 1807; m. Sept. 13, 
1831, William Eaton Sill, b. Oct. 14, 1806, son of Elisha Eaton 
Sill and Susan M., dau. of Samuel Hopkins, of Goshen, Conn., 
her cousin. He was graduated at Hamilton College, New 
York, in 1825, and is a lawyer in Geneva, N. Y. She d. 
March 5, 1849. Had six children. 

23. iv. Hester Rogers Hopkins, b. Nov. 5, 1808 ; m. April 

10, 1839, Charles Alexander Rose, b. at Geneva, N. Y., Jan. 
5, 1807, son of Robert Selden Rose and Jane Lawson. Gradu- 
ated at Hamilton College, New York, in 1826, a farmer at 
Savannah, N. Y. She d. at Geneva, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1S45. 
Three children. 

1 884. J Notes on the Livingston Family. irn 

24. V. Professor Samuel Miles Hopkins, D.D., b. Aug. 8, 

1813, graduated at Amherst in 1S32, and at Auburn Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1836 ; m. May 15, 1839, Mary Jane 
Heacock, of Buffalo, N. Y., b. Feb. 9, 1816, dau. of Reuben 
B. Heacock and Abby Peabody Grosvenor. He was settled 
as a Presbyterian clergyman at Corning, N. Y., in 1840, and 
in Fredonia, N. Y., in 1844, "and since 1847 has been Hyde 
Professor of Ecclesiastical History in Auburn Theological 
Seminary, N. Y. Has had seven children, one of whom is 
Professor Abel Grosvenor Hopkins, of Hamilton College. 

25. vi. WooLSEY Rogers Hopkins, b. July 14, i8t6; graduated at 

Hobart College, New York; m. Jan. 28, 1862, Mrs. Fanny 
Woolsey, nee Sheldon, b. at Newport, N. C, April 9, 1832, dau. 
of Israel Sheldon, of Orange, N. J., and widow of Wm. Walton 
Woolsey, son of \Vm. Cecil Woolsey and Catharine Bailey. 

26. vii. Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins, b. Aug. 20, 1818; n). May 

15, 1839, John Melancthon Bradford, b. in 1813, son of Rev. 
John M. Bradford, of Albany, and Mary Tush, Graduated 
at Union College, New York, in 1838. He d. at Chicago, 111., 
Feb. 18, i860. She had for several years a family school for 
young ladies at Geneva, N. Y. Has had six children. 

(To be continued. ) 


(Compiled from Original Authorities. ) 

By E. Brockholst Livingston, F.S.A. Scot. 

(Continued from Vol. XV., p. 107.) 

During the protracted negotiations for the settlement of the king's 
ransom, and for the effecting of a treaty of peace between the two coun- 
tries, which extended over a period of ten years. Sir William Livingston 
of Callendar was constandy employed, as one of the Scottish Commis- 
sioners, in travelling to and fro between the two kingdoms, sometimes in 
the company of Sir^Robert Erskine, or in that of the other commissioners, 
the Bishop of St. Andrews, the Earl of March, and the Earl of Douglas.* 
In the preliminary articles of the treaty, which were drawn up at Newcastle- 
on-Tyne, in July, 1354, the names of twenty hostages, all the sons of noble 
Scottish families, were inserted, who were to remain in England until the 
ransom was paid ; eighth on this list was the name of William, the son of 
Sir William Livingston. f But it was not until after repeated delays and 
constant interviews between the English and Scottish commissioners that 
the treaty was finally signed on October 5. 1357, at Berwick-on Tweed. 
The following are the names of the six Scottish commissioners who afhxed 
their seals to the treaty, which is still to be seen in H. M. Record Office, 
London : Patrick Earl of xMarch, Thomas Earl of Angus, William Earl of 

* Rymer Fffidera, vols, v., vi. Rotuli Scotise, vol. i. , • i>r • itth- j 

t Foedera, vol. v., p. 792. He is designated in the original a?; " Willi.^m le Fitz Monsieur W lUiam de 

Levyngiston." This was not his.eldest son, whose name was Patrick, after his maternal grandfather, ol 

whom more hereafter. 

l6o Notes on the Livingston Family. [Oct., 

Sutherland, Thomas Murray, Sir William Livingston, and Sir Robert Er- 
skine.* The twenty hostages named in this list were not all the same 
as named in the preliminary articles drawn up three years earlier, and 
instead of William Livingston, the younger, his elder brother Patrick's name 
was inserted tenth on the list, probably on account of his higher value as a 
hostage, being the son and heir. 

This exchange was an unfortunate one for the elder brother, for as 
nothing further is heard of him he most likely was one of the number of 
these hostages, who, according to Buchanan, died shortly afterward from 
the plague which then ravaged England, f 

Sir William, like his grandfather Sir Andrew, held the post of Sheriff of 
Lanark, as on April 5, 1359, he rendered to the ofificers of the exchequer, 
then sitting at Dundee, an account of his expenses while filling that office 
from the previous August ist.J Through his wife, Christian de Callendar, 
he not only got the lands of Callendar, but by charter dated October 13, 
1362, the king granted to him and his wife the lands of Kilsyth, which had 
recently fallen into his hands through the decease of Margaret, daughter 
and heiress of Robert de le Val (Vaux), unmarried ; this, the charter states, 
was done through the instrumentality of Sir William's old companion-in- 
arms. Sir Robert Erskine, who pointed out to the king that as the lands of 
Kilsyth had been previously in the possession of the Callendar family, 
Christian, therefore, as the daughter and heiress of the deceased Sir Patrick 
Callendar, had the best right'to them.§ 

Sir William must have died between August 7, 1362, and November 30, 
1364, as in the account of the custumars of Edinburgh, rendered at Stirling 
in the winter of the latter year, there occurs an item of ^3 6s. 8d. paid to 
his son William Livingston, of Callendar, by order of the king, to defray the 
expense of his father's funeral. || This son, according to Dou2;las, the 
peerage writer, succeeded his father in possession of the family estates and 
was within a very brief period succeeded himself by his son. Sir John Liv- 
ingston of Callendar, I am, however, of opinion that the latter could not 
have been the son of William, the younger, of Callendar, on the score of 
age, as he could only have been quite a youth in 1354, while Sir John was 
old enough in 1381 to marry a second wife, having been married long 
enough to his first to have had three sons by her. It is, therefore, more 
probable that Sir John instead of being his son, was his elder brother, and 
that he and not William, the younger, succeeded to the estates on the de- 
cease of the senior Sir William Livingston.^ 

* Fosdera, vol. vi., p. 58. Rotuli Scotias, vol. i., p. 814. Sir William Livingston's seal, which I h.ive 
seen, is somewhat defaced. Itjis described by Laing in his Supplementary Catalogue of Ancient Scottish 
Seals, p. locj, as "three cinquefoils within a double tressure, flowered and counterflowered." The inscrip- 
t ion round it is " S. W. D. Levingston." There is an engraving of it in Vetusta Monumenta, vol. iii., 
plate 29. 

t " Patrik fitz and heir a Mons. William de Levingston." Acta Pari. Scot., vol. i., p. 159. Buchanan 
Book ix., ch. xxxvii. Perhaps he was the son of Sir William Livingston, who died in Englani,' .previous to 
1364, as in the Inventory of Writs of 1792, at Colzium House. Stirlingshire, formerly a. seat o „he Living- 
stons Viscounts of Kilsyth, occurs the following entry: " Discharge by Henry Boye ) 5'^' V^i'li^ni Liv- 
ingston of Callendar of 5 marks owing by his son to whom he was executor. Da.;d at York, 31 Jan. 
1363-U]." For this extract from this old MS. inventoi-y, I am indebted to the kinaness ol Mr. Joseph 
Bam, F.S..\. Scot., who, through the courtesy of Mr. Duncan, advocate, and son-in-law- of Admiral Sir 
William Edmonstone, ofDuntreath, the owner of Colzium House, has been enabled to furnish me with in- ch 
valuable original information from the ancient charters and other papers of the former owners, the Living- 
stons of Kilsyth. 

X Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, vol. i,, p. 581. 

§ Registrum Magni^Sigilli (Record Edition), No. 12. The lands of Kilsyth had been granted to an 
ancestor of Sir.Patrick Callendar by Malduin Earl of Lennox in 1217. Nisbet Heraldry, vol. li., p. 19. 

li Exchequer Rolls, vol. ii., p. 128. From the document quoted in a previous note it is proved he was 
alive in January, 1363-4 ; so he must have died in the latter year. 

S Douglas' Peerage, vol. ii., p. 124. 

1884.] Notes on the Livingston Family. 161 

Sir John, as already mentioned, married twice. His first wife being 
a daughter of Menteith of Carse, by whom he had three sons, Sir Alex- 
ander, Robert, and John ; * and his second, Agnes, daughter of Sir James 
Douglas, of Dalkeith, whom he married in 1381 ; she was the mother of 
Sir William Livingston, first of the House of Kilsyth, f The original in- 
denture or contract of marriage between Sir John Livingston, Lord of the 
Callendar, and Sir James Douglas, Lord of Dalkeith, on behalf of his 
daughter Agnes, signed at Dalkeith on the Feast of the Assumption of the 
Virgin Mary, anno Domini, 1381, is still in existence in the charter chest 
of the Earls of Morton ; as is also a supplementary agreement in which 
Sir James Douglas grants to his daughter and her heirs, male, the annual 
sum of twenty pounds sterling, which is also dated at Dalkeith, January 20, 

Sir John's name appears as that of a witness to several charters in con- 
nection with the Abbey of Cambuskenneth and other places, and in two 
of the charters relating to donations by Sir David Fleming, Lord of Eiggar, 
his son Alexander also appears as a witness.§ He was also appointed 
arbitrator in certain disputes between the Abbot of Cambuskenneth and 
Sir Thomas Erskine and others. || 

At a meeting of the Estates, held at Perth, on January 27, 1398-9, 
Robert ILL created his eldest son David Duke of Rothsay, and, on ac- 
count of his own weak state of health, made him his lieutenant to govern 
the kingdom for three years, at the same time appointing a council to as- 
sist him in his duties. One of the members of this council was Sir John 
Livingston. •[ This unfortunate prince was shortly afterward starved to 
death, as is supposed, by the orders of his uncle, Robert Duke of Albany. 

Three years later Sir John appears as auditor to the accounts of this 
same Duke of Albany, then Chamberlain, which were rendered at Aber- 
deen on July 13, 1402;** and on September 14th, in the same year he 
fell in battle at Homildon Hill in Northumberland, where the Scots, under 
the Earl of Douglas, were defeated byjthe English under the famous Hots- 
pur and the Earl of March, ff 

His second wife, Agnes, survived him and married again ; her second 
husband being Sir John Gordon of Gordon, whom she also outlived, and 
she was still living as late as the year 142S.JJ 

[To be continued.] 

Printer's Errors in Last Article. — Vol. XV., No. 3, p. 106, line 
5 from top, for Lanarh read Lanark ; line 32 from top, for ZTodden read 
Flodden ; p. 107, note ^, for " Willelmu^ de Levingston baneret/ms " 
read " VVillelmus de Levingston bannerettus." 

* Sir Alexander became afterward the celebrated guardian of James II. 

t From a letter of curatory- produced in January, 1506-7, in an action between Gawin Livingston of that 
ilk and Lc d Ross, of Halkhead, and copied in the register books of the Acts of Council in Civil Cases, it 
appears tl 'he eldest son by this marriage, whose name was Archibald, was an idiot, and therefore had 
to be placed un 'ci e guardianship of three of his uncles. Acta Dominorum Concilii, MS., vol. xxiii., 
fol. 90. 

X These documents are both in a dilapidated condition. Registrum Honoris de Morton, vol. ii., pp. 
145-7. In *e last will and testament of Sir James Douglas, dated December 19, 1392, his son-in-law, Sir 
Jd'^in Livingston, is appointed to be one of his executors. Ibid., vol. ii., p. 185. 

§ Regist. : de Cambuskenneth, p. 275. Regist. : Episcopatus de Glasguensis, vol i., p. 298. 

y Regist. : de Cambuskenneth, pp 32, 34, 259. t Acta Pari. Scot., vol. i., p. 210. 

** Exchequer Rolls, vol. iii., p. 558. 

•ft Balfour : Annales of Scotland, vol. i., p. 141. 

XX Crawford in his Peerage, p. 275, makes out that the Agnes who married Gordon was Sir John's 
daughter ; but in two deeds preserved at Colzium House, she is designated as his widow, and their son 
Sir William Livingston of Kilsyth, is also mentioned in one of them. , 


Records of the Reformed Dutch Chnrch in New York. [Oct,, 

CITY OF NEW YORK.— Baptisms. 

(Continued from Vol. XV., p. 129, of The Record.) 

dito 19. GerretWouterse, He- Helena, 

lena Provoost. 
Frans Gar brants e, Frans. 
Elizabeth Wes- 

dito 23. 

25 dito. 

26 dito. 


Elias Provoost, Maritje 

Provoost, j. doght. 
Pieter Jacobze, Aaltje 


30 dito. 

A° 1706. 
January 6. 

dito 13. 

January 16. 

dito 20. 

dito 27. 
dito 30. 

Olphert Sjoerts, Hil- Cornelis. 
legondt Lily k as. 

Ltiykas Stevense, Tryntje 
Lilykas, h. V. van Jas- 
per Hood. 

Johannis Myer, Elizabeth 
de Freest, Wed. 

Johannis de Foreest, Isaac. 
Catharina Raven- 

Jacob Yselstein, Cat- isBatadoch- Evert Pels & Jacob A''an 

Una Van Deursen. ter. 

Aerhofit Filey, Over- Sara. 

leden, Elizabeth 

Van Veurde. 
Abrani Brajor, Eli- Abraham. 

zabeth Schoi'ite, 

Parent Hybon, Sara Parent. 

Willem White, Elsje Thomas. 

Jan Koning, Rusje Dorathea. 

Edward Merrit, Vrofit- Belitje. 

je Cosyn. 
Richard Fleming, Wyntje. 

Maritje Brestede. 

Jesse Kip, Maria Thomas. 

Johannis de Peyster, Maria. 

Anna Banker. 
Gerret Van Hoorn, Anneke. 

Elsje Provoost. 

Christoffel Elsewarth Clemence. 

Ju', Blandina Bo- 

Wessel Pieterse, Ja- Jacobus. 

q u e m y n t j e Van 


Thomas Sanders, Anneke. 
Aeltje Santvoort. 

Diierse, Elizabeth Ben- 
Gerret Fieley, Sara Van 
Veurde, W'Cd. 

Hendrik Pieterse, Ma- 
rica Schoute, Wed. van 
Barris Thomasse. 

Adolph de Groof, Geesje 

Leuvvis, Wed. 
Mathys Boekholt, Siisan- 

na Walgraaf. 
Jacob Hassing, Rebekka 

Van Schaick. 
Thelinis Qiiick, en Vroii- 

tje, Syn huysvrou. 
Hendrey Braton en Jo- 
hannis Hybon, Maria 

Samuel Kip en Margreta 

Rykman, s. h. v. 
Johannis Banker, Sara 

John Tibles & Maritje 

Provoost: h. v. van 

Abrah. Van Hoorn. 
Clemence Elsewarth 

Sen'', Cornelia Heyer. 

Johannis Van Kofiwen- 
hove, Henrikje ten 
Yk, h. V. van Johannis 
Pieterse Van Norde. 

Nicolaas Rosevelt, Elsje 

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Febrtiary 3. Jan Van der Meer, Hilletje. 
Elizabeth Hoist. 
Nicolaas Dailly, Eli- Johannis. 

zabeth Krigier. 
Rip Van Dam, Sara Elizabeth. 
Van der Spiegel, 
dito 6. Poulus Van der Beek, Catharina. 

Jannetje Spring- 
Michiel Valey, Eliza- Helena, 
beth Van Trigt. 
dito 10. John Vinsang Ju', Anna. 

Lea de Vow. 

dito 13. Johannis Burgers, Burger. 

Helena Turk, 
dito 17. Isaac de Ri em er, Pieter. 

Antje Woertman. 
Leonard Leuwis, Eli- Rachel, 
zabeth Harten- 
Adolf de Groof, Ra- Rebecka. 
chel Goederus. 
dito 20. Pieter Chargneaij, Gerre t j e, 

Aeltje Smith. den24''ge- 

Jan A u k e, Helena Johanna. 

dito 24. 

G e r r e t H}>er, Sara 


Maart 3. 

Cornelis Eckesson, 
Willempje VHere- 


Maart 3. 

. boom. 

Abraham de Peister, 
Catharina de Peis- 


dito 6. 

dito 10. 

Abraham Wendel, Abraham. 
Catharina de Key, 

Philip Menthorne, Johannis. 
Hillegond Web- 

Willem Appel, Mag- Johannis. 
dalena Symons. 

Isaac Vredenburg, Kristina. 
Jannetje Joosten. 


Stephanis Boekenhood & 

Anna Hoist, s. h. vrou. 
Philippus Dailly, Hanna 

Walter Tangh, Sara Van 

Coenradus Van der Beek, 

Catharina, s. h. vrou. 

Cornelis Lodgs, Marretje 
Van Tright. 

Levi Finsang, Johannis 
Dykman, Anna Fin- 
sang, h. V. van James 

Albert Klok, Elsje Sib- 

Pieter Sonnemans, Mar- 
greta Selyns, Wed. 

Johannis Van Giessen, 
Cornelia Waldron. 

Parent Hybon, Rebecka 

Barnardus Smith, Annatje 

Colevelt, s. h. v. 

Rei er M a r t e n s e, Sara 
Marten se, h. v. van 
Ge' Burger. 

AVouter Hyer, Albertje 

Thomas Eckeson, Aii- 
aantje Eckeson, h. v. 
van Fincent Montague. 

d. H' Johannis de Peis- 
ter, a: Rotterdam, Jo- 
hannis de Peister, a: N, 
Jork, Catharina Rom- 
bout, h. V. van M" Brith. 

Jan Narbliry, Hillegondt 

Aarnout Webbers, Lu- 
cresia Van Duerse. 

Johannis Appel, Annetje 
Slingerlant, s. h. v., Jo- 
hannis Willex en Mar- 
greta, s, h. vroii. 

Abraham Vredenburg, 
Saara Jooste, h. v. van 
Isaac de Mill. 


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













dito 21. 

dito 24. 

dito 28. 
May 2. 


May 5. 

dito 8. 


Johannis Hibon, Francina. 

Geertruyt Breste- 

PieterHaering, Griet- Elbert. 

je Bogert. 
Davidt Mandeviel, Johannis. 

Marretje Van Hoe- 
Johannis Harden- Anna Maria. 

broek, Annetje 

An dries Marschalk, Maria. 

Elizabeth Van Gel- 

Willem Echt, Mar- Eva, 

retje Van Dyk. Sara. 

Jacob Salomonse, Jacob. 

Elizabeth Dee. 
Jan Kan on, Maria Hester. 


Wiljam Jakson, Anna Wiljani. 

James Waters, Ma- Annetje. 

ritje Bratt. 

M a r t e M y e r, Im- Catlyntje. 

metje Van Dyk. L*; 
Alexander Lam, Eli- Johannis. 

zabeth Koning. 
Jaques Fontein, An- Annatje. 

neke Webbers, 
Pieter Luykasse, Ma- Margrietje. 

ria Wilems. 
Volkert Heermans, Jan, 

Margrietje Ecke-Apalo- \ s 

son. nia. 

Petriis Stiiyvesant. 
Rachel Eckeson. 


James Sebren, Antje Jacobus. 

Jhon Krook, Geer- Maria. 

truy de Haas. 
J oris Reierse, Antje Blandina. 



Jan Narbury, Anna I^its- 
co, h. V. van Will: Pear- 

Elbert Harmse, Catha- 
rina Bogert. 

Theunis Van Vegte, Ant- 
je Heermans, 

Nathaniel Maasten, Jo- 
hanna Jemmeson. 

Philippiis Daley, Catha- 
lina Post, h. v. van 
Abr. Van Gelder. 

Frans Van Dyk, Isaac 
Kip, Marretje Van 
Dyk, Wed", Saratje 
Kip, h. v. van Isaac 

Isaac Salomonse, Susan- 
na Salomonse. 

Dirk Koek, Maria Sals- 
berry, h. V. van Jacob 
Marius Groen. 

Elizabeth Wesselz. 

Anthony Kaar, en Hans 
Kros, Antje Van Hee- 

Frans Van Dyk, Magda- 
lena Cornelis. 

Willem Appel, Aefje Van 

Carel Fontein, Catharina 

Willem De, Jezabel Pie- 

Jan Eckeson Se"', Antje 
Heermans, Theunis 
Van Vechte, Appalony 

Jan Eckeson, Jeremias 
Borres, Ariaantje Mon- 

Thomas Robberts, Ca- 
tharina Van Hoorn. 

Adolph Philips, Cornelia 

Petrds Bej'ard en Rachel 
Van Baal, z. h. v. 

[884-] Records of the Reformed Bufch Church in New York. i6 



dito 12. Willeni Van de Wa- Margrietje. 

ter, Aefje Ringo. 

Evert Diiykink, Elsje Evert. 

Samuel Dee. Zelia Salomon. 
dito 22. Jacob {is Mol, Lidia Meindert. 

Wen n em. 
Juny 2. Justis Bosch, Annet- Henrikus. 

je Smith. 

dito 9. Jacob Van Duerse, Tryntje. 

Aeltje IJyt den Bo- 

dito 12. Barnardus Smith, An- Sara. 

natje Colevelt. 
dito 16. Evert Van de Water, Annatje. 

C a t h a r i n a Pro- 


23. Hendrik Brevoort, Abraham. 

Jaquemyntje Boke. 
26. Samuel Kitsem, Jan- Samiiel. 

netje Jans. 
JCily 3. AdriaanGovertz, Adriaan, 

Barber Provoost. 

Davidt Cosaar, Stynt- Maria. 
je Joris. 
dito 7. Jan Olphert, Tryntje Margrietje. 

Jacob Goddebek, Jacobus. 
Margrietje Pro- 
dito 10. Albert Klok, Tryntje Femmetje. 

Van der Heul. 

dito 14, Petrtis Beiard, Rachel Samuel. 

Van Baal. 

Abel Smith, Tryntje Annetje. 

Otto Van Thuyl, Margrietje. 

Grietje Dirks. 

dito 21. Baren t Rein ders, Johanna. 

Hester Leislaar. 
Denys Doolhage, Ra- Cristina. 
chel Schuurmans. 


Albartus Ringo, Mar- 
grietje Van de Water, 

Jacobus de Lanoy, Ca- 
tharina Van Hoorn. 

Barnardds Janse, Eliza- 
beth Dee. 

Meinder Steen, Engeltje, 
s. h. vrou. 

Albartus Koenradus 
Bosch, Annatje Kole- 

Matheiis Bensen, Eliza- 
beth Uyt den Bogert. 

Pieter Chaigneaii, Aeltje 
Smith, s. h. vrou. 

Davidt Provoost, Zenior, 
Hendrikje Van de Wa- 
ter, h. V. van Anth. 

Jan Hendriks Brevoort, 
Tanneke Van Driese. 

Harmen Bensen en Aelt- 
je, Syn h: vrou. 

Anthony de Mill & Will: 
Provoost, Maritje Pro- 

Enoch Mighielze, Mag- 
dalena Van Hoorn. 

Jan Pero en Metje, z: h. 
V. & Tunis Qfiick. 

Gerret Woiiterse & An- 
thony de Mill, Magda- 
lena Provoost. 

Johannis Van der Heul, 
Maritje Myer, h. v. van 
Hendrik Van der Heul. 

Nicolaas Evertsen en 
Margrieta Van Baal, s. 
h. V. 

Alexander Fenix, Antje 

Cornelis Low, Anna Lits- 
ko, h. V. van Will. 

Robberd Walter, Margre- 
ta Stevens. 

Samuel Staats en Anna 
Van Biixgh, h. v. van 
Andries Grevenraat. 

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A" 1706. 





dito 21, 

Cornells Low, Mar- 
grieta Van Bossen. 



Abraham Low, Dievertje 
Van Heiningen, h. v. 
van Bart. CI. 

Willem Provoost, 


Tobias Stout enburg, 

Afje Exveen, 

Margrietje Provoost, 
h. V. V. JohrVan Brug. 

Pieter Rykman, Cor- 


Johannis Van Giessen, 

nelia Keteltas. 

Margreta Rykman, h. 
V. V. Jam* Arp. 

dito 28. 

Stephanis Boeken- 


Jacobus Goelet, Maria 

hoven, Anna Hols 


Van Brugh, h. v. v. Ste. 


Albartus Coenradus 


t us 

Ruthgert Waldron, Anna 

Bosch, Maria 

C e n r a- 

Maria Boscll^*^ 

Jeedts. dus. 

Augustus II. Wynant Van Zante, Johannis. 
Marie tje Pra. 
Wouter Hyer, An- Johannis. 
natje Blom. 

18. Michiel Kannel, Wil- Aaltje. 

lempje Sluys. 

Lea Sickles. 




Elias EUessen, Sara Marretje. 

Jochem Kolyer, Ma- Elizabeth. 

ria Van Gunst. 
Samuel Kip, Mar- Jacobus. 

grietje Rykmans. 
Evert Pels, Grietje Annetje. 

Isaac Gouverneur, Magdalena. 

Sara Staats. 

Jacobus Beyardt, Hil- Balthazar, 
legont de Key. 

Ruth France, Annet- Johannis. 

je Gerrets. 
Frans Van D\'k, Tyt- Nicolaas. 

je Dirks. 
Jan Danielse, Jannet- Jannetje. 

je Pouwels. 
Joseph Smith, Mar- Jacobus. 

greta Korse. 

Johannis Van Zante, Mar- 
greta, syn h: vrouw. 

Jacob Blom, Dorathe 
Hyer, h. v. v. Gerret 
de Graw. 

Nicolaas Uytenbogert en 
A el tje Uyten Bogert, 
h. V. v. Jacob Van 

Abram Van Dtierse & 
Thomas Sickels, Geer- 
truy Sickels. 

Willem Peers & Jacob 
Cornelisse Stille, en 
Marretje, Syn htiysvrou. 

Willem Waldrom, Eliza- 
beth Woodert. 

Albert Rykman, Maria 
Kip, Weduw. 

Joris Elzewarth, Maritje 

Abraham Gouverneur, 
Geertruyt Staats, j. 

Col. Nicolaas Be\>ardt, 
A^gustes Jay, Ariaant- 
je Wiirmstaal. 

Willem Bogert, Elizabeth 

Petrus Kip, Marretje Van 
Dyk, Wed. 

Hfiybert Gerretse, Ma- 
ritje Lanse. 

Jan Narbury, Sara Har- 

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dito 8. Jan Laslee, Ellena Cornelia. 


Symon Pasco, Mar- Elzebeth. 
greta Stevens. 

dito II. Coenraat ten Yk J"', Belitje. 

Antje Van Eps. 

dito 15. Johannis Sleght, Ca- Hendrik. 

tharina Bergen. 

Hendrikus Ten Hendrik. 

Broek, T r y n t j e 

Rom men. 
Jacob Marius Groen, Jacob. 

Maria Salusbury. 
Abraham Van Gelder, Cornelus. 

Catlyntje Post. 
Carel Beekman, Ytje Johannes. 

Van 't Zant. 

Septemb. 15. 

dito 22. 

dito 29. 

Johannes Kerfbyl, Anna Valen- 

Margrietje Pro- tina. 

Pieter Savouret, Hes- Pieter. 

ter David Ju". 
Jan Willex, Margreta Catharina. 


Oktob. 2. Isaac Stoutenbilrg, Jacobus. 

Neeltje Uytenbo- 

Frans Langet, Marit- Nicolaas. 

je Van Schaak. 
lede Thelinisse, An- Elizabeth. 

na Luykasse. 
Nicolaas Paersen, Christina. 

Aeltje Hyer. 
Abraham V r e d e n- Apalonia. 

burg, I z a b e 11 a 

dito 6. Petrus Kip, Immetje Sara. 

Van Dyk. 
Johannis Jansen, An- Johannis. 

na Lieurse. 
dito 9. Willem Waldron Ju', Resolved. 

Johanna Nagel. 
Frans Abramse, Iza- Frans. 

bel Franse. 


James Setem, Cornelia 

Dissenton, jonge dog- 

L e e n d e r t Huvge de 

Kleyn, Margreta Van 

der Veen. 
Coenraat ten Yk Zen'', 

Marritje ten Yk, h. v. 

V. VVessel VVesselse. 
Cornells Sleght, Anna 

Catharina Slegt. 

Willem Elzewarth, Ari- 
aantje Rommen. 

Pieter Wesselse, Eliza- 
beth Van Dyk. 

Casparus Blank, Cornelia 
Van Gelder. 

Johannes Van 't Zant, 
Gerret Wynants Van 
der Poel, Margrietje 
Van 't Zant. 
• Symon Kerfbyl in Am- 
sterdam, Catharina 
Kerfbyl, Wed. 

Afigustiis Grasett, Hester 
David, Zen''. 

Leendert Huyge de 
Klein, Susanna Ixis- 
laar, h. v. 

Samuel Staats, Jannelje 
Van Thienhoven. 

Jacob Yzelstein, Maretje 

Harnianis Van Gelder, 

Teuntje, s. h. vroii. 
Wouter Heyer, Styntje 

Johannis Vredenbiirg, 

Maria Paersen. 

Jacobus Van Dyk, jong"', 

Sara Van Dyk, jong. d. 
Carste Lieurse, Marretje 

Van der Spiegel. 
Willem Waldron, Zen"', 

Rebecka Dykman. 
Abram Franse, Susanna 


1 58 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. [Oct., 

A" 1706. 



dito 13. 

Jan Van Hoorn, Ca- 
tharina Myer. 


dito 16. 

Abraham Van Hoorn, 
Maritje Provoost. 


dito 20. 

Gerret Burger, Saart- 
je Martense. 


dito 27. 

Octob. 27. 


Willem Walton, Ma- William. 

ria Zantvoort. 
Ryer Martense, Re- Jacobus. 

becka Van der 

Theanis Van Vegte, Annatje. 

Antje Heermans. 
Johannis Hennijon, Nathaniel. 

Margrietje Baily. 

Robbert Warren, Robberd. 

Saara Ashviel. 
Johannes Tenuer, Johanna. 

Anna Meinders. 

Novemb. 3. Louwerens Cornelis- Elizabeth. 
se, Helena Ben sen, 

Salomon Jacobse Salomon. 
Goewy, Catharina 

dito 6. 
dito 10. 

dito 13. 
dito 17. 

Abraham Van Deiir- Pieter. 

se, Lucretie Bogar- 

Johannis Van der Nicolaas. 

Heul, Jannetje Ro- 

Johannis Van Gelder, Petrus. 

Aefje Roos. 
Johannis Pouwelse, Margrietje. 

Elizabeth Van de 

Huybert Van den Hendrikus. 

Berg, Marretje 

Aelexander Baird, Robberd. 

Helena Van Vlek. 

Steven Ver Brakel, Margrietje. 

Dina Kloppers. 
Pieter Jacobse, Re- Jan. 

becka Jans. 


Gerret Van Hoorn, Aegje 

Gerret Van Hoorn en 
Elsje, s. h. vrou. 

Jan Berris, Elizabeth 
K 1 a s e, h. v. v. Jan 

Jacob Fenix, Maria Wal- 

""" ton. 

Jacobus Goelet & Jan- 
netje, s. huysvrou. 

Volkert Heermans, Mar- 
grietje Ekkeson, s. h.v. 

Johannes Provoost, An- 
neke, Weduwe van 
Daniel Hennijon. 

Jacob Sammen en Cat- 
lyntje Bensen, s. h. v. 

D° Vincentius Anthoni- 
dus en Titje, s. huys- 

Dirk Bensen & Callyntje 
Bensen, h. v. van Ja- 
cob Sammes. 

Cornelis Doom & Jacob 
Salomonse, Grietje 
Kermer, Wed. van Ja. 
V. Tilburg. 

Johannis Van Deurse, 
Cornelia Hoyer. 

Nicolaas Rozevelt en 
Hilletje, zyn huysvrou. 

Phillip Daley, Catharina 
Van Gelder, jo. doch. 

Theunis Tiebout, Jannetje 

Isaac de Riemer en Aeltje 
Wessels, s, h. vr. 

Hendrikus Beekman, 
d'Esopes, Maritje Van 

Olphert Sjoerts, Pieter- 
nella Kloppers, AVed. 

Dirk Van den Burg, So- 
phia Coesje, h. v. van 
Hans Janse. 

1884.] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New York. 


A° 1706. 



dito 20. 

Mangel Janse Rol, 


Antje Henderiks. 

Tetinis Van Pelt, 


Elsje Hendriks. 
Dirk Koek, Susanna 


Johannes Hooglant, 
Janneke Andries. 


dito 24. 

Cornelis Kierstede, 
Sarah Elzewarth. 


Johannes de Lamon- 
tange, Sara Pursell. 


Decemb. i. 

M a r t i n u s Krigier, 


dito 4. 

Margrietje Dalsen. 
Samuel Beiard, Mar- 
greta Van Kort- 


dito 8. 

Joseph Waldron, An- 
netje Woedert. 


dito II. 

Decemb. 15. 

Jacob Koning, Griet- 
je Pieters. 


Isaac de Peister, IVIa- 


dito 22. 

dito 25. 
dito 29. 

A° 1707. 
Jan. I. 

dito 5. 

rica Van Baal. 

Willem Bogert, Hille- Wilhelmus, 

gont Joris. 
Johannes Van der Karste 

Spiegel, Marretje 

Michiel Basset, Hele- Steven. 

na Van Alst. 
Thomas Rentsfort, Thomas. 

Elsje ten Broek. 
Abraham Messelaar, Annetje. 

Angenietje Staats. 
Cornelis Dirkse Hoy- Marytje. 

er, Cornelia Bogar- 


H e n d r i k Van der Tryntje. 
Heul, Marretje 

Merynus Roelofse, Telinis. 

Dina Yedesse. 
Jacob B r a 1 1, Aefje Evert. 

Benjamin D. Garreit- Anna. 

te, Anna Outman. 


Abraham Mesier & Eliza- 
beth, s. h, vrou. 

Jan VVilkesse en Mar- 
grietje Douwe, s. h. V. 

Adriaan Man, Femnietje 

Adriaan Hooglant, Eliza- 
beth Hooglant, Wed. 

Dirk Adolf, Johanna 
Kierstede, Wed. 

Jan de Lamontangne, Eli- 
zabeth Blom, s. h. V. 

Cornelus Peister, Marifje 

Philippus Van Kortlant, 
Geertruy Van Kort- 
lant, Wed. 

Willem 'White, Annetje 
Waldron, jon. dr. 

Alexander Lam, Eliza- 
beth Koning, s. h. v. 

Cornelis de Peister & 
Hendrik Van Baal, 
Maria Banker, h. v. v. 
Cornelis d Peister. 

John Tibbies & Aefje 
Van Hoorn, s. h. v. 

Karste Lieiirse, Anna 
Lieurse, h. v. v. Joh. 

Rip Van Darn, Elizabeth 

Willem Howerd, Lyntje 
ten Broek, Wed. 

Pieter Janse Staats, & 
Annetje, s. h. vrou. 

Olphert Sjoerts, Margriet- 
je Kloppers, Wed. 

Johannes Van der Heul, 
Elizabeth Van der 
Heiil, h. V. van Marte 

T e u n i s Yedesse, Mar- 
grietje Lankhaar, 

Dirk Egbertse, Dievertje 

Chareles Davall, Magda- 
lena Bodinott. 

lyo Willis Family of Long Island. [Oct., 


Communicated by Ben'jamiin D. Hicks, Old Westbury, L. I. 

In 1760 Samuel Willis, a grandson of Henry Willis, the emigrant an- 
cestor of the American family, wrote "An account of kindred," in which 
he traced, with some care, many of the branches of his paternal and ma- 
ternal ancestry from his own time back to that of his English great-grand- 
father. In 1801 Thomas Willis, a grandson of the above Samuel, perfected 
some parts of the record left by his grandfatlier, and made a few additions 
of later generations. Since 1852 Samuel Hicks, who married a great-great- 
granddaughter of Samuel Willis, has been interested in completing the 
record, and in bringing down the main line and its collateral branches to 
the present time. 

The five generations as given below are taken mainly from the record 
as left by Samuel Willis in 1 760. 

I. Henry Willis, died in October, 1675. He was a native of Eng- 
land and lived in Wiltshire County, where his six children were born, viz.: 

2. Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 1626. 

3. Henry, b. Sept. 14, 1628. 

4. Alice, b. Oct. 13, 1630. 

5. Catherine, b. Jan. — , 1632. 

6. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 30, 1636. 

7. Margary, b. Oct. — , 1638. 

3. Henry Willis, born as above, on Sept. 14, 1628 ; 111. Mary Peace, 
b. June 12, 1632. They resided in the town of Devizes until 1667, where 
their three elder children were born. 

The year after the great fire they removed to London, where they lived 
for seven or eight years and had several children born to them. It being 
soon after the rise of the religious sect called Quakers, of which they were 
members, they suffered, in common with their friends, imprisonment and 
persecution at the hands of the officials, and much abuse and annoyance 
from the rabble because of their peculiar views. 

About the year 1675 Henry and his family (except the eldest daughter 
Mary) emigrated to America and found a temporary home in the town of 
Oysterbay, on Long Island. A year or two thereafter he purchased of 
Captain John Seaman a piece of land in the adjoining township of Hemp- 
stead (now North Hempstead), where he permanently settled, giving the 
place the name of Westbury, after a town in his native county in Eng- 
land, which it continues to bear to the present day.* He died there July 
II, 1 7 14, and his wife Mary on April 23, 1714. His children were: 

8. Mary. 

9. Elizabeth. 

10. William. 

11. Henry. 

* It is claimed (and I believe with a good degree of probability) by the Titus family, that the name of 
Westbury was given by Edmund Titus, their emigrant ancestor, who was among the earlies* settlers on 
Long Island, and who is supposed to have been a native of the town of Westbury, in the County of Wilt- 
shire, England. He purchased the proprietary right of Timothy Wood, one of the original patentees of the 
town of Hempstead, and received as his portion, upon a division of the town lands, a lot at Westbury, where 
he soon after established his residence, and which is still (18S4) owned and occupied by his descendants of 
the same name. 

1SS4.] Willis Family of Long Island. 171 

12. John. 

13. Sarah. 

14. Rachel. 

15. Esther. 

8. Mary Willis, eldest daughter of Henry Willis, as before stated, did 
not accompany her father's family to America, but joined them some years 
later. She subsequently, Sept. 27, 1678, in. George Masters and set- 
tled in the city of New York. Her husband died Sept. 9, 1696. She 
died July 15, 1702. Her children were: 

16. Mary, b. July 15, 1679. 

17. Philadelphia, b. May 14, 1684. 

16. Mary Masters, m. William Haig, July i, 1702, and went to the 
island of Antigua, but trnally settled in Pasquotank County, North Caro- 
lina. She and her husband both died there in ^718. They had : 

18. Mary, b. June 11, 1704. 

19. Sarah. 

17. Philadelphia Masters, m. Jeremiah Williams and had : 

20. Joseph, b. Mar. 15, 17 10; died an infant. 

21. Hannah, b. Sept. 8, 1711. 

9. Elizabeth Willis, second daughter of Henry Willis, m. Robert 
Zane,* of Newtown, N. J., and had : 

22. Esther. 

23. Rachel. 

24. Robert. 

Her husband died in 1694, and she m., second, William Rakestraw and 
had : 

25. Sarah. 

22. Esther Zane, m. Joshua Delaplane, Oct. 4, 1716, and lived in 
the city of New York. She had : 

26. Joshua, b. Aug. 27, 1721; d. Oct. 4, 1771. 

27. Joseph, b. \ m. Farrington, 

23. Rachel Zane, m. Samuel Pine, April i, 1720. They had no^chil- 
dren. He died and she m., second, Jonathan Peasly, of England, and 

28. Elizabeth. 

24. Robert Zane, m. Jane , and had : 

29. Robert. 

30. Joseph. 

31. William. 

32. Simeon. 

33. Isaac. 

34. Rebecca. 

35. Rachel. 
■7^6. Elizabeth. 
37. Esther. 
3^. Sarah. 

25. Sarah Rakestraw, m. James Whitall, and had : 
> 39. James. 

Her husband died and she m., second, Joseph Hermitage. 

* Robert Zane came from Dublin, probably in 1675, and was a pioneer in the settlement of Newto^yn. 
His first wife was Alice Alday, reported to have been an Indian maiden. He had by her Nathaniel, 
Elnathan, Simeon, Mary, and Sarah. 

1^2 Willis Family of Long Island. [Oct. 

lo. William Willis, eldest son of Henry ^Villis, b. Oct. i6, 1663, in 
Wiltshire, Eng.; m. Mary Titus, June 10, 1687, and liad : 

40. William, b. April 4, 1688. 

41. Henry, b. June 19, 1690. 

42. John, b. Feb. 15, 1693. 

43. Jacob, b. Sept. 6, 1695. 

44. Silas, b. June 27, 1700. 

45. Samuel, b. June 30, 1704. 

46. Mary, b. May 23, 1707. 

William Willis d. March 7, 1736. His wife, Mary Titus, b. May — , 
1665; d. Oct. 31, 1747. 

40. William Willis, m. in 1712 Hannah Powell, b. May 28, 1691 ; d. 
March 6, 1750, and had : 

47. Mary, b. April i^i, 1713. 

48. Hannah, b. Dec. 27, 17 14. 

49. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 17 16. 

50. Rachel, b. July 5, 1718. 

51. Jacob, b. May 5, 1720. 

52. Samuel, b. Dec. 27, 1722. 

53. Amey, b. Jan. 5, 1724. 

54. MoRDiCA, b. Jan. 14, 1725. 

55. Silas, b. Jan. 5, 1727. 

56. Mar'J'ha, b. July 29, 1729. 

57. William, b. Dec 5, 173?- 

58. Joseph, b. May 15, 1734. 
William Willis, the father, d. May 6, \ 750. 

41. Henry Willis, m. in 17 12 Phebe Powell, dau, of Thomas Powell, 
and sister of his brother William's wife, and had : 

59. Mary, b. Feb. 22, 17 13. 

60. Silas, b. Jan. 4, 1716. 

61. Phebe, b. Jan. i, 1719. 
Henry Willis d. Oct. 12, 1744. - 

42. John Willis, m. Abigail Willets, dau. of Richard Willets, of Jeri- 
cho (b. Dec. 27, 1690), and had : 

62. Phebe, b. Jan. 24, 17 15. 
(>l. Richard, b. Oct. 30, 17 16. 

64. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 4, 171 9. 

65. William, b. Mar. 23, 1720. 

66. John, b. April 5, 1726. 

67. Stephen, b. Jan. 13, 1736. 

John Willis d. May 9, 1777, and his wife Abigail d. April 29, 1777. 

43. Jacob Willis, d. unmarried. 

44. Silas Willis, d. in youth. 

45. Samuel Willis, m. Aug. 2, 1728, Mary Fr}-, b. Dec. 16, 1712, 
dau. of John and Mary Fry, and had : 

68. Mary, b. Mar. 7, 1731. 

69. John, b. Feb. 8, \ 734. 

70. Sarah, b. July 14, 1736. 

71. Amy, b. Mar. 27, 1738. 

72. Jane, b. Nov. 7, 1740. 

73. Fry, b. April 9, 1 744. 

74. Kesia, b. April 7, 1747. 

1884.] Willis Family of Long Island. 17-j 

75. Henry, b. Sept. 15, 1749. 

76. Edmund, b. Sept. 29, 1752. 

77. Phebe, b. May 28, 1756. 
Samuel Willis d. Dec. 24, 1782. 

IT. Henry Willis, second son of Henry Willis, b. 1666; d. in Oct., 


12. John Willis, third son of Henry Willis, b. in London, Jan. 6, 
1668, went to Pennsylvania, where he m. Esther Brenton, and settled at 
Thornbury, in Chester County. His children were : 

78. WlLL[AM. 

79. Edward. 

80. Benjamin. 

81. Mary. 

82. Ann. 

83. Sarah, 

84. Esther. 

13. Sarah Willis, third dau. of Henry Willis, b. in London, Afay 5, 
1671 ; m. Aug. 9, 1695, John Titus, b. Feb. 29, 1672, son of Edmund 
Titus and brother of her brother William's wife, and had : 

85. Mary, b. April 13, 1696. 

86. John, b. May 28, 1698. 

87. Philadelphia, b. Sept. 29, 1700. 

88. Jacob, b. May i, 1703. 

89. William, b. July 23, 1705. 

90. Sarah, b. Jan. 7, 1708. 

91. Phebe, b. May 6, 17 10. 
Sarah (Willis) Titus d. Jan. i, 1730. 

85. Mary Titus, dau. of John and Sarah (Willis) Titus, m. Nov. 15, 
1 71 7, Henry Pearsall, of Hempstead, and had: 

92. Phebe. 

93. Ann. 

94. Thomas. 

95. Rowland. 

96. John. 

Henry Pearsall d. Dec. 10, 1749. 

86. John Titus, son of John and Sarah (Willis) Titus, m. Sarah Pear- 
sall, and had : 

97. Henry, b. Dec. 1, 1722. 

98. Mary, b. Nov. 23, 1724. 

99. James, b. July 16, 1730. 
100. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 16, 1733. 
loi. Sarah, b. Oct. 23, 1737. 

102. Jonathan, b. Nov. 8, 1743. 

His wife d. Jan. 28, 1753, and he m., second, Phebe Thomas, a widow 
from Pennsylvania. No issue. He d. May 28, i757- 

87. Philadelphia Titus, dau. of John and Sarah (Willis) Titus, m. 
Thomas Seaman, and had : 

103. Sarah, b. Mar. 29, 1724. 

104. Obediah, b. Feb. 17, 1729. 

105. Phebe, b. Jan. 7, 1733. 

106. Mary, b. July 28, 1737. 

174 Willis Family of Long Island. [Oct., 

8>. Jacob Titus, son of John and Sarah (VVilUs) Titus, m. Margaret 
German, and had : 

107. Timothy. 

108. Phila. 

109. Phebe. 
no. Samuel. 

111. Jacob. 

112. Margaret. 

113. Sarah. 

114. Elizabeth. 

89. William Titus, son of John and Sarah (WiUis) Titus, m. EUza- 
beth Seaman, and had : 

115. Hannah. 

116. Thomas. 

117. Phebe. 

118. John. 

William Titus d. April 18, 1750. 

90. Sarah Titus, dau. of John and Sarah (Willis) Titus, m. Edmund 
Titus, and had : 

119. Phebe, b. April 29, 1733. 

120. Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1735. 

121. Martha, b. Jan. 24, 1738. 

122. Mary, b. July 17, 1740. 

123. Hannah, b. July 12, 1743. 

Edmund Titus d. May 23, 1754 ; and his widow m., second, Isaac Doty, 
but had no issue by him. She d. Aug. 30, 1772. 

91. Phebe Titus, dau. of John and Sarah (Willis) Titus ; m., in 172S, 
John Ridgway (b. in 1705), and settled at Little Egg Harbor, N. J. No 

Phebe (Titus) Ridgway died, and her husband, John Ridgway, m., second, 
Phebe Belangee, by whom he had five children. He d. May 21, 1774. 

14. Rachel Willis, fourth dau. of Henry Willis, m. Aug. 9, 1695, 
Nathaniel Seaman, seventh son of Capt. John Seaman, and had : 

124. Rachel, b. May 26, 1696; d. Nov. 25, 1702. 

125. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 18, 1699. 

126. Esther, b. Sept. 8, 1701. 

127. Jacob, b. Aug. 10, 1703. 

128. Abraham, b. Nov. 10, 1706. 

129. Rachel, b. Jan. 9, 1708. 

130. Hesekiah, b. Mar. 11^ 1711. 

131. Thomas, b. Nov. 2, 1713. 

132. Samuel, b. April 13, 1715. 

Rachel Seaman d. Aug. 29, 1739, andher"husband, Nathaniel Seaman, 
d. Oct. 9, 1759. 

125. Nathaniel Seaman, son of Nathaniel and Rachel (Willis) Sea- 
man, m. Sarah Powell, and had : 

133. Nathaniel, m. Sarah, dau. of Richard Smith, d. Nov. 21, 1S16. 

134. Kesia, m. Jacob Mott. 

135. Ambrose, m. Margaret Seaman. 

136. Stephen. 

137. Thomas. 

138. Rachel. 

139. William. 

1884.] Willis Family of Long Island. jyc 

Nathaniel Seaman d, June 14, 1774. 

126. Esther Seaman, dau. of Nathaniel and Rachel Seaman, m, John 
Whitson, and had : 

140. Nathaniel, m. Mary Powell. 

141. John, m. Whitman. 

Esther Whitson d. July 6, 1759. 

127. Jacob Seaman, son of Nathaniel and Rachel Seaman, m. Mary 
Powell, b. March 18, 1697, dau. of Thomas and Mary Powell, and had : 

142. Jemima, d. young. 

143. Jacob, b. Feb. 20, 1732. 

144. Gilbert. 

145. Amy. 

Jacob Seaman d. April 4, 1759, ^"<^ Mary, his wife, d. March 13, 1759. 

128. Abraham Seaman, son of Nathaniel and Rachel Seaman, m. 
Deborah Townsend, dau. of James Townsend, and had : 

146. James. 

147. Peleg. 

148. Stephen. 

149. Almy. 

150. Abraham. 

129. Rachel Seaman, dau. of Nathaniel and Rachel Seaman, m. Jan. 
30, I 738, Jeremiah Elfreith, of Philadelphia. Had one child, which died 
in infancy. 

130. Hesekiah Seaman, son of Nathaniel and Rachel Seaman, m. Mary 
Doty, and had : 

151. Thomas. 

152. Jacob. 

153. Stephen. 

154. Almy. 

131. Thomas Seaman, son of Nathaniel and Rachel Seaman, m. Hannah 
Willets, b. Oct. 6, 171 1, dau, of Thomas Willets, of Pennsylvania, and had : 

155. Simeon, b. Aug. 31, i743> d. 1751. 

156. Gideon, b. Dec. 5, 1744. 

157. Anna, who m. Fry Willis. 

158. Hannah, b. Aug. 3, 1749. 

159. Rachel, b. Mar. 30, 1752. 

160. Phebe, b. May 3, 1755. 
Hannah (Willets) Seaman d. July 23, 1755. 

132. Samuel Seaman, son of Nathaniel and Rachel Seaman, m. 
Martha Valentine, b. Nov. 18, 1717, dau. of Obadiah Valentine, and had : 

161. Willet, m. Mary, dau. of D. Searing. 

162. Valentine. 

163. Obadiah, m. Deborah, dau. of Obadiah Valentine. 

164. Rachel, ni. Silas, son of Benjamin Hicks. 

165. Martha, m. Henry Titus. 

166. Phebe, b. June 4, 1747, m. Samuel Hicks. 

167. Miriam, m. Stephen Robbins. 

168. Samuel, m. Kezia, dau. of Thomas Titus. 

169. Esther, ni, Samuel Sands. 

170. Abigail, m, Richard Willets. 

171. Marmaduke, d. young. 

15. Esther Willis, fifth dau. of Henry WiUis, m. Aug. 9, 1695, Wil- 

1^6 Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. [Oct., 

liam Albertson,* of Gloucester, Camden County, N. J., son of William Al- 
bertson, one of the original settlers in West Jersey. She had : 

172. John. 

173. Abraham. 

174. William. 

175. Jane. 

176. Mary. 

177. Esther. 

173. Abraham Albertson, m. Sarah Dennis. 

174. William Albertson, m. Jane Turner, and had several children. 

175. Jane Albertson, m. Gilbert Albertson, and had three children. 
Her husband died and she m., second, William Edgarton. No issue. 

176. Mary Albertson, married , and had children. 

177. Esther Albertson, m. William Bates, and had several chil- 
dren. Her husband died, and she m., second, Thomas Edgarton, and had 
several children by him. 

The above is all the information that I have been able to obtain of 
Esther Willis' descendants. Perhaps some one, better informed, will 
kindly fill out the record. 

EROM JUNE 5, 1725, TO . Marriages. 

Communicated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. 

(Continued from Vol. XV., page 113, of The Record.) 

Jan. 26. Jesse Brundige, of Queens Co., and Martha Powell, of » 
Suftblk Co. B. 
Jan. 30. David Doty and Amy Cathow, both of Oisterbay. — 
Eeb. I. John Pearsall and Anne Dorlon. — 
Feb. 19. Joseph Craft, of Oisterbay, and Sarah Crooker, of Hemp- 
stead. — 
Feb. 21. Dreck McCoon and Anne Albertson, both of Suffolk Co. — 
.Feb. 22. Richard Bedel and Mary Pearsall. — 
Mar. 4. Benjamin Akerly and Catherine Bedel. — 
Mar. 14. Benjamin Roads and Hannah Hall. — 
Mar. 17. James Losee and Rachel Bedel. — 
Mar. 20. Benjamin Wanzer, of Oisterbay, and Rebecca Southward, 

of Hempstead. — 
Mar. 20. John Miller, of Oisterbay, and Phebe Brass, of Hemp- 
stead. — 
April I. Isaac Tappon and Anne Starkin, both of Oisterbay. B. 
April 19. Abraham Powell and Mary Dickinson, both of Oisterbay. B. 
May 4. Minny Van Siklen and Letitia Seaman, both of Oisterbay. — 
May 9. Samuel Rhoades and Sarah Raynor. — 
May 10. Benjamin Bulson and Abigail Waldram. — 
June 14. William Langden and Letitia Southward. — 
July 14. William Tucker and Lynah Poole, widow. — 

* William the father^died in 1720. 

1884.] Notes and Queries. \*i>-7 

July 29. Solomon Latham and Esther Miller, B. 

Aug. 8. Samuel Verity and Zipporah Wilson, both of Oisterbay. — 

Aug. 22. John Valentine and Elizabeth Nostrandt. — 

Sep. 9. George Frails and Sarah Cunningham, B. 
Sep, 12. At Oisterbay, John Collin, of Hempstead, and Jane 

Smaller, of Oisterbay. — 

Sep. 21. Henry Baldwin and Anne Barton. — 
Oct. 3. At Oisterbay, Jocobus Suydam and Rebecca Wright, both 

of Oisterba)'. — 
Oct. 3. At Oisterbay, John Kew and Phebe Jillet, both of Oister- 
bay. — 
Micheal De Mott and Parmela Carman. — 
William Stokam and Sarah Abrahams. — 
Samuel Doxee and Margaret Mott. B. 
Stephen Haff and Rebecca Stratton, both of Oisterbay, — 

Thomas Lambert Moore, Rector. 

Dec. 26. Samuel Peltro and " " Cadles. — 










COGGESHALL FAMILY REUNION. — The reunion of this family at Newport, R. I., 
September 9th and loth last, was largely attended at Odd Fellows Hall. Postmaster 
Thomas Coggeshall, of Newport, presided. Henry J. Coggesliall, of Waterville, N. Y. 
i^ead a paper giving the history of the family from the twelfth century to the present time. 
A plan of association was formed and an executive committee was elected, consisting of 
E. VV. Coggeshall, New York, Dr. Bila Coggeshall, Flint, Mich., Henry J. Coggeshall, 
Waterville, N. Y., George B. Coggeshall, New York City, R. H. Tilly, Newport, R. I.,' 
C. P. Coggeshall, Boston, and General George G. Greene. A collation was served and a 
sort of love feast enjoyed. On the second day a visit was paid to the grave of the 
emigrant ancestor John Coggeshall, situate on Coggeshall Avenue, abqut a mile to the 
south of Newport city, and to the Coggeshall homestead, a farm which has never passed 
out of the possession of the family. p. 

Hart. — In the July number of the Record, p. 108, occurs the statement that 
Stephen Hart " was a deacon of Thomas Hooker's church in Newtown." This state- 
ment was made in the historical discourse delivered in Farmington in 1840 by President 
Noah Porter, p. 63, and has been frequently published since. Two independent inves- 
tigations of contemporary records have been recently made without finding any founda- 
tion for the statement. If such a record could be found it would probably be of great 
value in other points relating to Thomas Hooker's church. JULIUS GAY. 

Farmington^ Ct. 

Index to Names. — The index to names in the present volume has been kindly pre- 
pared by Dr. Henry R. Stiles. 

Merritt. — Thomas Merritt settled at Rye, N. Y., before 1673. He had proprietary 
rigiits with Robert Bloomer, and lived nearly opposite the site ot present Park Institute. 
Constable, 1684. Owned Pine Island and other lands, i6go. Vestryman, 1694-7. On 
committee to select rector, collect salary, and build meeting-house, 1697. On committee 
to obtain a charter for Rye, January 19, 1697. Townsman or trustee, 1697 and 1699. 
Deputy from Rye to General Court of Connecticut, October, 1699. Supervisor, 1705, 
On committee to settle line between Greenwich and Rye, November i, 1707. Was 
living in 1 713. Married a second wife Abigail, daughter of Robert Francis, of Wethers- 
field, Conn. She was born February 14, i66o. Children by first wife: i, Thomas'-', 
died 1719; 2, Joseph ^ died 1753; 3, Ephraim ^ and 4, Samuel ^ 

Wanted dates of birth and death and will of Thomas, name of first wife, and dates 
of birth of children. DOUGLAS merritt. 

Leacote^ Rhinebeck^ N. Y.\ 

irS - Notes on Books. ,. , , , , [Oct., . 

Isaac vjas stn oi Ti^lrmn VVspPJa^daiserii* Mfej-y/j/vs 

Stouten'burgh— Van Tienhoven — Van Vleck — De La Noy. — Can any one of 

your readers tell where born and who were the ancestors of Pfh->- Stoutenburgh and 

Aefje Viin Tienhoven^ married at New Amsterdam, July 25, 1649 ; Isaac Van Vleck, 

fio whose first wife was Cornelia Beeckman; and Abraham de la Nov and JManitie Liibherts, 

\XiO his wife, who were among the earliest members of the Dutch Church in this city ? 

(St was Pi6r&>r-nellc Vaa Couwe.nhdrcn , m. s., jr. 

Corrections. — Tlie readers of the Record are requested to note the following cor- 
rections : p. 26, line 15 from top, for Van Schaik, read Van Thuyl ; line 5 from bottom, M 
for Van Boekhoven, read Van Boekenhoven ; p. 27, line 3 from bottom, for Bayer, read "j 
Bayert ; line 12, for Eertmans, read Ermans ; p. 103, relating to Colonel Richard NicoU, 
the author's name should read NicoU, New Netherlands should read New Netherland, 
and Sobbay should read Solebay, 


1670 — 1783. The Centennial of Incorporation. 1883. 8vo, pp. 259. 

Under this simple title, and in this elegantly printed volume, from the press of the 
Charleston {S. C.) Aden's and Courier, we have one of the choicest contributions to 
American history which our centennial period has yet produced. Its preparation is due 
to the taste and loving care of Charleston's present Mayor, William A. Courtenay, who 
dj^vered, by invitation, the historical address on the occasion of the Palmetto City's One 
Hundredth Anniversary of its Incorporation, August 13, 18S3 ; and both book and 
subject-matter leave nothing to be desired. It is a concise, yet eloquent and deeply in- 
teresting collection of Charleston's history for two centuries past. The scope of the 
volume can be best understood from a brief summary of its contents, viz. : The 
Centennial Proceedings ; Population and Sources ; Early Crops and Commerce : 
Ante-Revolutionary Period ; Post-Revolutionary Period ; Commercial History and 
Changes ; Progress of Railroads ; Health ; Topography of the City ; History of the 
Harbor, Forts, Lights, Jetties; Noted Events in the Century; Slavery in the Colony 
and State ; Charleston's Share in the recent War, etc. The volume is handsomely 
illustrated by six large folding maps and plans, by facsimilies of the Great Seal of the 
Second Lords Proprietors of Carolina and their autographs, and of the autographs of the 
seventy early members of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce ; and of other interesting 
documents. The character of Charleston's history during the past century gives to this 
volume a national value ; and if we mistake not, it will be as eagerly sought for in the 
Northern States as in the South. And now that we have this beginning of Southern 
local history — concisely, yet well told — may we not hope for other instalments of similar 
kind, both historical and genealogical, from many a famous neighborhood below Mason 
and Dixon's line ? H. R. s. 

Genealogical and Historical Record of the Carpenter Family. With a 
Brief Genealogy .... Including a History of the Carpenter Estate of Eng- 
land. By James Ushur, 9 Murray Street, New York City. [1SS3.] 8vo, p. 70. 
The genealogical matter which fills thirty-five of the closely printed pages of this 
work will probably be of more use to the future genealogist of the name than it was to the 
purposes of the members of the Carpenter Fund Association, which employed Mr. Ushur 
to look up the sum of $250,000,000 said to be waiting in England for its lawful claimants 
— descended from one William Carpenter, who died in London in 1700. Mr. Ushur 
evidently made a most exhaustive search and endeavor to enable his clients to accomplish 
their desire; but he succeeded only in establishing, beyond all reasonable doubt, that the 
(Carpenter claim, like all others of the kind which have thus far titillated the fancies of 
would-be American heirs, «as a gigantic myth. But, if he has disappointed their hopes, 
he has rendered a signal service to others who may in future (as no doubt some will) feel 
inclined to waste time, cash, and hope in similar fruitless endeavors. The balance of his 
Ni very interesting pamphlet is devoted to an expose of the fallacy of such claims to trans- 
Atlantic fortunes; minutely detailing the intrinsic difficulties which hedge about and im- 
pede the search for such in the public offices, etc., of Great Britain; the wiles and 
machinations of the fraudulent claim-agents who (especially in London) prey upon the 
gullibility of these seekers after fabulous wealth ; and (what is of most real value and in- 
terest to the antiquarian and true genealogist) affording us a concise but very satisfactory 
view and explanation of the location, functions, requirements, etc., of these public treasur- 
ies of lego-genealogical information to which access is so often desired. h. R. S. 

1884.] Obituary. X 7 Q 


By Dr. George H. Butler. 

Dr. Jonathan S. Lawrence, who died at liislate residence, 56 W. Tiiiity-fifth St., 
July 10, 1884, although born and educated in New York City, was much better known 
in that portion of the State which comprises the counties of Chemung, Schuyler, Tomp- 
kins, Yates, etc., where he spent the more active of his years, and wliere the results of 
his labors are still remembered and appreciated. Of a genial disposition, and naturally 
sensitive, he knew how to regard the feelings of others, and while he was always willing 
to excuse the faults of others, he held his own conduct, both in business matters and in 
social intercourse, to a strict account. This, added to his well-known polish of manner 
and his excessive generosity, won him hosts of friends, while he seldom offended any even 
for a moment. He was a liberal supporter and constant reader of the Record. 

His father, Samuel Lawrence, was the first son of Major Jonathan Lawrence, by his 
second wife, Ruth Riker (he having had by his first wife, Judith Fish, one son). He 
was born at Hell Gate on the 23d of May, 1773 ; died at his late residence at Cayuta 
Lake, in Schuyler County, October 20, 1S37. He was educated a lawyer in the office of 
his cousin, Nathaniel Lawrence, then Attorney-General of the State, and with him 
visited various remote parts of the State, at that time scantily settled. He had been in 
practice but a few years when he was appointed a Judge of the Marine Court; he was 
afterward elected a Member of the Assembly from the city of New York, and during the 
latter part of his residence was appointed to the combined office of Clerk of the City and 

In 1814 he, in comp.any with his brother Joseph, removed with their families to new 
residences which they had contracted to be erected on a large tract of land which they 
had inherited from their father, who was one of the original partners in the Watkins and 
Flint purchase, and which comprised about one-half of the township of Catherine, and 
contained the Cayuta Lake. When a young man he was engaged in surveying this tract 
for his fatlier, then a dense wilderness. He was so charmed by the beauties of tliis lake and 
its surroundings that he resolved some day to have a home by its side. It was here on 
its shores that' he built his house and passed the remainder of his life. In 1816 he was 
chosen one of the electors of President and Vice-President, and in 1S21 a member of the 
Assembly ; and a representative in the Congre.-.s of the United States from 1S23 to 1S25. 
He married Elizabeth Ireland, daughter of John Ireland, and had eleven children, of 
which Jonathan, the subject of this sketch, was the oldest son, having one sister, Eliza- 
beth, older.*: 

Jonathan S. was born in the city of New York on the first day of January, 1S08. 
and was six years old when his father removed to Cayuta Lake where his early days were 
spent and his education begun under the instruction and guidance of his fatlier, during 
such hours as could be spared from the duties of a busy public life, and it is probably to 
this early training and parental care that the foundation was laid for the love of books 
and fondness for the information they impart, is due, and which grew to be the absorbing 
passion of Jiis later years. 

At ten years of age he was sent to New York, and lived with his grandfather, John 
Ireland, while he went to the schools under the care and tuition of Nelson & Walsh, 
then celebrated private schools. On leaving school he entered the dry goods store of 
Purdy & Rappeljer as clerk ; during this time he pursued a course of studies in the Span- 
ish language under private instructions. After leaving this employment he engaged in 
the manufacture of flour in Elmira, in company with his brother-in-law, Samuel Richard- 
son. In connection with tJiese pursuits he read geology, and collected a large and varied 
cabinet of minerals. 

Not finding mercantde pursuits in accord with his tastes, after a few years he retired 
from business, and entered upon the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Nelson Win- 
ton, of Havana, and at Geneva Medical College, where he graduated in the class of 
1S46-7, and began immediately to practise in Catherine with the same degree of perse- 
verance that has characterized his whole life. After seven years spent in this field he 
determined to remove to New York City ; here he continued in the practice of his pro- 
fession until 1S57, when, in company with his only son, he visited Europe and the;_East, 

jHf) (U if in fry. fOrl., iM^, 

irittMnj/ finll** ••xlmislv^ lotirn In OrRPr*-, Ahid Miiiot, itnd f./j<|/r-r l'4;yi'l. Aflrr liU rfifiirw 
lioiim li« ym'liuilly frl|(e/| (rorri f»»;u lltn to (lir: iiiorr i{\\\fX compjiiiy of liih look*, Mh love 
for will' li (/rrw willi liln yriir* wtilH (iriHlly nettfly nil <»( liifi (inic wiift fvj/«^til wit It ihriti. 
llr wnt « nr»'«t ii'lfiiliot rif HlpMl',«'e;firMU, iiiKJ ul due tinir fi« (»(►,»■ suf* I nciirly rvrry rdilion 
o( lli«T w<»iUti i»f (IihI KM'iil rmifi woilli liHvkiii/, l/«:t.i(U<-. rii(i»iy otlirr Sliiikr>.|)rjiiiiuiii, 

\\v rridiilrd, M«y ii, iK }H, Mmy kr( Imnlsoii, <liiiif;li(rr o( Sinniirl Kii lianJwiii, of 
Miiiliitj|»riil, (!tty(i|'ii Coimty, Hli*- dlrfl Scplpwilirr 9, iH/jo, 1 licy Im*! two r liildrni ; 
Uf^\, l',ll/,»li»7lli, d»rd ill Inltinry I second, Smi(iii«I, lioin Amj/h»1 ^25, lH4(»; died July 
■/'/, iH'/';, 

Ai'Koi.if, (lin)rpf. (,', Ami«.I-I, 111. (1 of jiuntiR Utter (rnd Mcliilul/lr ((,'itrpciiler) Ain'.ld, 
W(i^ U"iii li> I'lovldr-iiif , K, I,, July 44, »Ho3 ; d^d nt, Ivl(;f wo<id, l< . I.,Aii(;ii:.l 'i, 
iKK-l, mid WH^tiit.nird it( Hwiiii I'oiiil ( !p|iir|pffy, mI llia( f)i;i( ». tic iii;ii 1 ifd, M;iy ly, 
iXji, rin'l/r KliKdi'n, rlitiiylilrf ol < !iiloMfd WilUinri mid ,S(»rali (Arnold; Uliodf:i, ol I'aw- 
IiikpI, U. f, 'I'lii^y liiid livfi (liildrni, of wlif>iri htil llirrn tturvivr, vi/. : Suiiili Arnold, 

llifi wlt« of llriiiy '[', Oiowrif, t'lrt-Jdriil of flir Nrw Vorl< Oniirulofiiciil iiikI r/i<;(Mii|)lii- 

'iilliiiii l<lii/di«n Arnold, of I'fovidnii «*, itiid (/Corj^R f«y Arnold, id I'.dj;r- 

Wiiod, l< I, J'din l<)( r Arnold died /'/(//'<////(/, July _^o, iKOi. Mi. Arnold drm ended 

Cttl Hoejely ( VVif 

from Wllllitni Arnold, Ihtoii^li llie ^.on Sle|>lifii, wlio 1 iitnr Iriiiii f liirl nioiilli, l''.n(d;iiid, 
|o Nf'W lsii|d(iiid in I'l I'i, "i"i li^ll I liin^liiiiii, M:\-.-.,, A|/iil zo, l(>i,(>, with lii'; l:iiiiiiy, to 
Bi'lllfl ill I'lovidiMK e, U, I. fjis) wife itlf.d wii». deiiiendrd from tlie :.;iwie Williiini, 
lliroii|/li liiti diiM(ditri |o;iiiiii«, wlio iiiattied /iiiliiiiy Kliodrn, ol t'awluxcl, i< . I. 

Allei Mr, Ai Hold Imd oldiiiiied Ills ediiiulloii lie Ueciiinr i|t-.>(o( iiiled w'H li lii . iirotlier, 
jiiiinisO, Arnold, in tin- .Ii yj/oodi liir-.iiirtr.M, on We^.lmlnMlcr .Street, r'r«»vlilni( c ; wiilihe- 
i|ili'iilly lir foinie'l ilic I MiiiinU=-.loii lioiif.e ol Arnold Hi Cliiidney, wliicli hIc.o rxi>itrd for 
>)omr time in llml iily, Alleiwiird lir "tilei eerjcd liii; lnnlli'i in lnw, Kohert klioilfii, irt 
Aj^eiil ol I lie Allpioii <'om|iiiny, in wlioMfi eKleir-.ive colli. n ijhII'. a\ AIMoii, K. I., MeHnri. 
( !, \ W Kliodc!), 1,1 I'lovidencr, were litl^jely iiilrrei.leij. Al ti lillei pel iod lie i.ervrd, 
I'lir neveiid yeiii'i, (n .Seciel HI y (d the Kojiei Williiimt In-iimm r ( 'oni|iiiiiy ol j'rovidcnie ; 
lllld itllerwuid i/eritine I enpei I Ively Se( leluiy lllld l'le<<'iit ol llie ( 'ummei 1 iiil Mulii:il 
Inilii'iuii'tt ( 'ompHiiy ol t lull rily, l''oi fifty t wo yruin lie wii:, ;i fiinili.i in llir M;iiiid;ii 
liirei!*' (Nnlioinil) llitnh ol I'rovidence, iind wiii nlwiiy. Idrnlilird willi vniuii', > 
inleietilft ill the city and .Sliile, llewitn it niiin (d i.terlini; inle|.;i it y iiiid ^1 eal peii.omd 
woillij donieulli' III IiIh limle^., lie wait it loiid Inr.lntnd and indiil|iciit paieiil, and liiii lioiiie 
llff wii'i a liappy one. 

lit iKyy lie ipliMed Ihe |;eii< di.ioi d 'I ii-r 1.1 llii' Arnold I'.unily, wlm li wa, |.lii.l o 

111 llo^lMplied liy llie (ini/'/iii ("omp.iny in Nrw Null., and Im wliii li lie liad pei .t.nally, 
In Ilir) couine of yearti, ueruied iiiiilei iiil'--.. lie waw, liowcver, (^leally iinleliled lu ilm 
eoiiilenyiir Inn Uiimmaii, lleiiiainin (lieeno Arnold, l''.'ii|., of New York, for llml poi - 
tioii of il. (jallieied in l''.nf::liinil liy llie lain Mr. Horatio < i, Snwciliy, lui iiIm> Im nun It 
lliat Wiitt eolli'iled in Alneiira liy ( leil, (ipoi(.^e Seart* ( ileene (late I'rcMidcnt ■.! iIh- Nrw 
VoiK < lenralo(i|cal and lliii(,; .Soiiely), wlio iiiulill al woik upon iiii extensive 
(leiiealo^y o| llie rinnilyol Arnold in I'.iirope and Ainciiia. 'I'liiM ( !enealo(;i( til Tree u{ i/ 
the Arnold'M wan tlir ontinine of I wo oilier, i mi-l 1 nrlcd liy Mr, ( !eorj;e < '. Arnold diir- 
in|; llie liril lliiily yeiiiH, 'I'liinie inlere'-,leil m lln , lainily will lind mill li ol inlerei,! in the 
Arnold ( !ene(iln|iy, reprinled in iS'/o, liom Mm A'. /■ . ///i/, iiih/ firncitl. /u'/;i\/r> I'ui 
Ol lulii-i, 1 871;. 

llrNKV. Rev, ( 'iileli Splii[;ni- llrniy, |).|),, a well liiiuwii aiillini and 'iilnihii, «a'. 
Iiiiin al Knilaiid, Mir."., Aii('.n-.l ,-, iSn.|, and died al Nrwl)iii|;, N. V., Maiili i), i.SK,). 
lie Wii'i |;iiidiliilei| lnmi jlailinonlli ('(ille(^ie, r.llldied t lienlupy al Andover and New 
I laveii, and in iHiS ji, wa^* nettled an it ( !<)iif.;rr(;iitioiial mini'. lei at (iieenlirld, Mums., 
at lliiiircird, Conn., In \^\.\, and the innie year lie e-.t alili'.hed the Ainrtiitin Aiiromlf 
i>/' /'fili'f, wlili'h alli'i ihr III. I v< 11 lii'ianii- lhciii|',in id lln- Aimiiian I'ciii'e .Sociel y. In 
liSji) lie elileied lln- Ivpi .1 ( 'Inii 1 li. .ind in l.Si'/, willi I >i . I I a wU't and Jn'cpli {',. 
( !ii|/>twell, lie eul idilidicd llie A'.vc 1 iv /• Nrrino. Two year, hilii he wan appoinleil I'lo- 
I'e-iHoi id riiilii'iupliv and lll'iliny In llic New V'oiK I Inivci y, and in I.S.|7 hciiime lec- 
lor of .Si, ( 'lemenl'tt ( 'Iniiih, New V'oiK, In i.SiJo he ii-'.i|;nei| Inn 1 li.ii|;e Init leliiined 
hii iPiid'enttiiinliip, and for it period will* inliiir ( lian. illm I'lnle- '.iir llcniy was Ihc 
lulhoi ol nimiei'oni viillimen id' e'liiMy'i, eti., iiinl a ihaiiiim|; wmK eiilillcd, " I )r. ()ld- 
ham at I d iiynt olieM," w hn h .ippi- 11 r.j am ni y nn iir.l y in |S(i(>. I )| . I I riii y \va', ,1 lile-loll(4 
III. Ill and eorrenpiilliliiil ..I lln- I'm-I I l.nia, ami ihr hint xni'vivoi nl lln' mliin.ilr ii'.wifi- 
alC'i id ihi' anlliiii and aile.l \V.r.hiii{;lim All'.lim, nl wlmin he ha-. I< ll Miinr nili-ie.! iii|; 
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Index to N'aines in Volume XV. 

Hraeckel, 70 

Caar, 126 

Braesir, 28 

Cade, 134, 13s 

Bragre, 113 

Cadles, 177 

Krakel, 168 

Cahoon, 33, 135' 

Hraker, 117 

Calder. 90 

Braiitingham, 31 

Caldwell, 133 j 

Brazel, 31 

Caljer, 124 

Bras. Brass, 8 



Callanan, 135 

124, 176 

Callow, 137 

Brat. Bratt, 24, 



Camman, 92 

88, IIS, 121. 



Cameron, 13 


Campbell, 31, 89, 102, 

Hredow, 80 

133, 13s, 136, 14s 

Breedenroede, 70 

Candle, 30 

Breeze, 135 

Canon, 87 

Brenton, 173 

Cardale, 93 

Bres, 82 

Care, 91 

Brestede, 25, 27 



Careny, 29 

121, 123, 162 


Carle, 92 

Brevoort, 27, 86, 



Carman, 79, 113, 177 

129. 165 

Carpenter, 78, 79, 80, 

Brewer, 80, 133, 


136, 178, 180 

Bridges, 123 

Carre, 139 

Bries, 28 

Carson, 33 

Bright, 57 

Carson sen, 88 

Brinckley, 33, 90 

Carter, 10, 89 

Brinkeruff. 80 

Carteret. 49, 50, 51 ^ 

Brinley, 68 

Carwin, 89 

Brith, 116, 123, 1 


Casly. 84 

Brith, 129 

Cassidy, 101 

Britten, 133 

Castricum, 70 

Broadeds, 125, 127 

Cathow, 176 

Brock, 133 

Catlin, 91 

Brockway. 92 

Caulkins, 61, 152 

Bronchhorst, 70 

Cavelier, 24 

Brooks, 89, 101 

Cawken, 61 

Broun, Broune, 



Ceteltas, 29 

59. 63, 77, 



Chahaan, 118, 129 

125. 134. 1 



Chaigneau, Chargneati, 

M4. 153 

Chaiqneau, 30, 88, 

Brouwer, l^rouwers, 


114, 131, 163, 165 

114, 116, 124, 


Chaise, 113 

•^riice, 37. So To_ 

, 'j 


Chamberlain, 31 

Bruiidage, 176 

Chapman, 31, 135, 136 

Brush, 90, 112 

Chappel, 27 

Bruyns, 24, 121 

Charlton, Charleton, 90, 

Bryce, 136 

^, '^9 ; 

Bryane, 80 

Chearman, 126 

Buchan, 134 

Cheavens, 136 

V.uchannan, 132 

Cheesman, 77, 78 

Buckley, 135 

Chester, 46 

Buckmaster, 32, 


Chisholm, 113 

Budd, 60, 63, 67 

Cholwell. 27 

Buis, 113 

Christian, 133 

Bunk, 9t 

Christiaense, 119, 127 (see 

Bunker, go 


Burch, 70 

Chrystie, 32, 136 

Burchan. 33 

Chrecton, 134 

Burger, Burgers, 



Churchill, 144 

27, 28, 84, 87, 



Clark, 22, 32, 98, 102, 13s 

117, 118, I i 



Clarkson. 130 

163, 168 

Claaz, Claaze, Claase, 

Burgess, 112 

Clase, Claeson, 

Bnrjeau, 32 

Claes, 27, 28, 118, 

Burling, 90 

120, 124, 125 

Burlock, 78 

Cleef, 81 

Burnet, 90, 91 

Clinch, 43 

Burnham, 136 

Clinebark, 134 

•Burns. 79 

Cloet, 69 

Burnell, 89 

Clootwyck, 70 

Burr, :;3, 154 

Clopper. 82 

Burritt, 109 

Clow.e, Clowes, 78, 79 

Burtis, 80, 113, 1 


Col ert, 79 

Butler, 77, 135, I 


Cochran, 90 

Buskirk, 91 

Cock, Cocks, 37, 79, 112 

Busters, 80 

Coddington, 136 

Butry, 61 

Coe, 31, 62, 90, 93 

^^uwelse, 12S 


Coeburn, iii 

Kuytenhuyscn, 26 

"TCoeper, 25, 83 

ByarJ, Byards, 8 

I, I 


Coerman, 25 

Byerby, 123 

Coesje, 168 

Byrnes, 89 

Cofield, 113 

Byvank, 28, 82, 



Cnggeshall, 138, 177 i 

126, 127, 129 

Cogswills, 92, 138, 180 i 

Colden, J46 

Coles, 113 

Colevelt, 121, 163, 165 

Coljer, 23 

Collin, 139, 177 

Collonel, 25 ^ 

Colton, 133 

Colville, 113^ 

Colwell, 112 

Comming, 92 

Compton, 33, 91 

Concelje, 24 

Cone, 33 

Coning, 87, 118 

Conink, 25 

Conkling, 31, 33, 67, 112. 

133. 136, 137 
Connover, 133 t^ 
Conoen, 59 
Conroy, 92, 137 
Conselje, 85 
Contant, 139 
Conynham, 92 
Cook, 20, 23 
Cook, 90, no 
Coolevelt, 28 
^ Cooper, 9, 10, II, 12, 13, 

14. 33, 90. 134 

Coovert, 77 

Coppier, 70 

Coppinger, 133 

Cornell, 42 

Cornclis, Cornelisse, Cor- 
nelisen, 23, 24, 26, 
29,81,82,84, 85, 117, 
118, 123, 128, 164, 

Cornwell, 79 

Corrington, 33 

Corsen, Corse, 23, 46 

Cortelyou, 81 

Cortlandt, 81 

Cregier, 28 

Cosaar, Cosaer, 23, 29, 

81, 114, 115, 118, 121, 

Coseboom, in 
.Costigan, 89 
Cotte, 133 , 

.Coulster, 70 ^ 

Couwenhoven, 87, 115 
Courtenay, 178 
Covert, 112 
Cowles, 91 
Cozens, Cozyns, Cosyns, 

Cozans, 26, 117, 118, 

124, 145, 162 
Craeyesteyn, 70 
Craford, 27, 63 
Craft, 78, 113, 176 
Cralingen, 70 
Crane, 31 
Cranenburgh, 70 
Cranfield, 93 
Crasert, 126 
Crkssons, 137 
Crechten, 133 
Cree, 133 
Cregiers, Crigier, 29, 120, 

Crigo, Crugo, 82, 128 
Crocket, 92 
Croesnick, 70 
Crolius, go 
Cromwell, 78, 90, 91 
Crook, 176 
Crooker, 31 
Croonenbugh, 70 
Crow, 91 
Cruger, 115, 147 
Cruke, 83 
Cuer, 26, 117 
Cullin, 136 
CuUum, 95 

Cumming, Cummings, 

3J. 32. 90 
Cunningham, 32, 134,137, 

Currie, 32, 89^ 
Curtis, 78, 135 
Cutter, 134 
Cuyl, 70 
Cuyler. 115 

Daam, 27 

Daellam, 70 

Daily. Dailly, Dallie, 

26, 114, 117, 121, 122, 

125, 127, 133, 163, 

Dalsen, 116, 169 
Davis, 33, 41, 90, 132, 

'34, 135 
Dame, 82, 84, 121, 169J 
Dana, 80 
Daniels, Danielse, 23, 

24, 29, 90, 119, 124, 

125, 166 
Darkens, 117, 126, 129 
Darling, 90 
Darvell, 55 
Dasselva, 135 
Davall, i6g 
Davenport, 31, 63, 95 
Davids, 84, 117, 120,. 129, 

Davidts, 117, 129 
Davies, 134 
Davis, 134 -7-^ 
Davits, 27 . 
Dawson, 31, 137 
Bayly, 125 (see Daily') 
Dean, 92, 135, 143 
Dearborns, 144 
Deas, 135 

De, Dee, 88, 164, 165 
De Boag, 116 
De Bruyn, 119 
De Camp, 117, 122 
Decatur, 31 
De Cilia, 84 

Decker,|i34 (see Dekker) 
Deenmarke, 120 
De Fenne, 126 
De Foreest, 124, 162 
De Freest, 26 
De Frieze, 135 
De Grau, De Graw, De 

Grauw, 28, 30, 83, 86, 

118, 126, 129, 166 
De Greve, 90 
De Groof, 29, 87, 120, 

162, 163 

De Groot, 54, 120, 127 

De Haas, 83, 164 

De Hart, 30, 83, 86, 114, 

124, 127 
De Jode, 71 
De Kay, De Key, 23, 24, 

30, 43, 83, 118, 122, 

163, 166 
Dekker, 129 

De Klem, De Kleyn, 27, 

29, 116, 117, 119, 128, 

De La Grange, 22 
Delamater, 91 
De La Montagnie, 25, 29, 

87, 119, 129, 169 
De La Noy, Delanoy, 25, 

53, 81, 165 
De Laney, 139 
De Langc, 83 
Delaplaine, 171 
I Delli, 85 
I De Mill, De Mil, De 

Milt, 27, 29, 115, 116, 
I 128. 139, 163, 168 

Index to Names in Volume XV. 

Pe Mott, 112, 113, 177 

Iiempfort, 29 

Pempster, 31 

Pe Nice (see De Nys). 

Peiinis, 149, 176 

Penniston, 137 

Peiiton, 79. 80 

Pe Nys, 80, 85, 114, 123 

Pe Pu, Pe Pen, Pe 

Peuw, Pepew, 24, 

118, 124 
Pe Peyster, Pe Peister, 

25, 27. 29. S3. '85, 

114, 115, 121, 125, 
129, 139, 149, 162, 
163. 169 

Perer, 70 

Pe Riemer, 23, 27, 114, 

115, 121, 129 
Pe Saulles, 135 
Pesbrosses, 139 
Pe Sille, 82 

Pe Vaux, 139 

Pe Vebber, 31 

Pevries, 26 

Pe Vries, 125 

Pe Voor, Pe Vour, 82, 

84, 123, 163 
Pe Vouw, 125 
Pe Wint, 87, 120, 126 
Pe Witt, 119 
Pibble, 80 
Pibbs, 89 

Pickinson, 77, 112, 176 
Piedericks, 30 
Piemen, 70 
Piepenburgh, 70 
Pilkes, 79 
Pircks, Pirckse, Pirksv 

23, 84, 87, 117, 12^ 

165, 166 
Disenton, Pisscnton, 84, 

Dixon, 43, 137 
Dodd, Podds, 31, 143 i 
Podge, 112 j 

Does, 70 i 

Polbear, 32 | 

Pominick, 139 j 

Donaldson, 90 
Donghan, 70 j 

Donhen, 54 
Donskan, Ponskom, 27, j 

I -^8 I 

Doolhage, 114, 165 
Ponlittle, 91 
Doom, 81, 168 
Doortoghe, 70 
Dorbin, 78 
Dorjett, 1 18 
Porks, 116 
Dorland, 113 
Dorling, 80 
Porlon, 78, 176 
Dorp, 70 
Dorr, 142 
Dorsej', 68 
Dorwertin, 80 
Dougharly, Dougherty, 

33. "3 
Poughty, 113, 137 
Ponglas, 161 
Douwe, Dowe, 30, 81, 82, 

120, 129, 167, 169 
Doty, 112, 174, 175, 176 
Doxie, Doxee, Doxy, 59, 

113. 177 
Drajer, 120 
Prake, 42, 137 
Drby, 113 
Drimmelcn, 70 
Driscoll, 137 
Prongbelen, 70 
Prowne, 13S, 180 

Drummond, 55, 56 

Du Bois, Dubois, 26, 27, 

29. 31. 83, 85, 114, 

Duer, 94 
Duffie, 33 
Duikniq, 28, 87 
Pumaresq, 56 
Punbar, 78, 97 
Puncan, 91 
Punham, 33, 91 
Punn, 32, 90 
Punster, 131 
Durbat, 136 
Durham, 90, 134 
Durand, 139 
Puria, 112 
Purlon, tii 
Pusenbury, 89, 90 
Pussen, 70 
Puvenvoorde, 70 
Puyck, 70 
Puyking, Puykingk, 

Puykink, 28, 116, 

124, 126, 165 
Duyn, 70 
Duyven, 70 

Dwight, 94, 133, 15T, 153 
Dyer, 141 
Dyk, 121 
Pykman, 23,84, 125, 163, 


Eastburn, 33 

Eckes, 24 

Eckeson, Ekkeson. Ecc- 
kese, 26. 29, 81, 82, 
86, 87, 88, 115, 120, 
122, 126, 127, 129, 
163, 164, 168 

Echt, 26, 84, 117, 164 

Edgar, 89 

Edgarton, 176 ^. 

Edgeiiy, 6g 

Edsall, 49, 50, S3, 54, 55, 

Edwards, 140 

Eemskercke, 70 

Eer, 129 

Eastmans, 27 

Eethen, 70 

E^gbertse, 169 

Eggert, 69, 70 

Egmont, 70 

Eibon, 28 

Ei sen berg, gi 

Ekele, 116 

Elbertse, 85, 120, 125 

Elderd, 80 

IJlfreith, 175 

EUis, 89 

Ellery, 90 

Elleson, Ellison, 79, 114, 

117, 120, 136, 166 
Eliot, 42 
Elkins, 90 
Elsen, 125 
ttlshout, 70 
Elsewaert, Elswart, Else- 

warth, Elzewaart, El- 
' sewaerdt, Elzewarth, 

25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 118, 

119, 124, 128, 162, 

166, 167, 169 
Elynse, 88 
Emmerson, 92, 143 
Pmmichoven, 7c 
Emmons, 32, 136 
Endegheest, 70 
Ennes, Enne, 25, 86, 137, 

Ensley, 91 

Erwin, 18, 89 

Evans, 33 

Evens, 30 

Eversdyck, 70 

Evert, Everts, Evertsen, 

Evertze, Evertt, 27, 

55. 88, 121, 126, 134, 

Everett, Everet, Everitts, 

93. "3. 136 
Evons, 84 
Ewing, 134 
Ewoutse, 81, 83 
Exveen, 166 

Faik, 92 

Fairbairn, 135 

Fairchild, 32, 13s 

Faneuil, 139 

Fan ton, 154 

Farch, 89 

Farman, 126 

Farrett, 61 

Farrington, 71 

Faiton, 27 

Faure, 91 

Fay, 133 

Fel, 25 
; Felthousen, 13s 

P'enix, 122, 123, 124, 165, 
j Fenne, 27, 28 
I Fenimore, 10 

Ferris, 15, 91, 137 - 
I Fiatt, 33 

P'iccus, T16 

Fielding. 133 

Fielie, Fieley. Filey, 29, 
30, 84. 162 

Filips, 118, ia6 

Fin, 27 

"■'■nesscn, 119 

Finsa.i^, :S3 

Fish, 179 

Fiske, 60 
I F"isser, 88, 127 
; Fitch, 151, 155, 156 
i Flasbeek, 86 

Fleet, 78 

Fleming, 43, 135, 136, 162 

Fliereboom, 86 

Flimm'nge, 27 

Flimmingd, 88 

Floyd, 41, 42 
I Fluyt, 26 

Fly, 80 

Fontyn, Fontein, 123, 164 
! Forbes, 133 
j Force, 137 
1 Ford, 32, 33, 137 X. 

F'oreest, 70 
I Forgey, 136 
' Forkert, 29 
I Forman, 90, 113 
I Forquisson, 120 
• Forsyth, 31, 89, 91 
i Fortin, 139 
j Foster, 146 
i Fournier, 139 

Fowler, 33 
J Fox, 65, 80 
i Frails, 177 
i France, 88, 166 
i Francis, 177 
j Franklin, 147 

Franse, 83, 85, 115, 127, 
I 167 

I Frazer, 32, 91 
J Frederiks, 26 
I Freeman, 137 

Freer, 84 

Frelant, 83, 85, 120 

Frely, i2o| 

Frehnghuysen, 139 

Fremont, 135 
French, 126, 143 
Frensch, 83 
Fresneau, 139 
Fricke, 113 
Frost, 112, 113, 135 
Fyn, 116, 122 

Gaii.lard, 139 

Gailtar, 78 

Galbraith, 133 

Galer, 134 

Gallagher, 158 

Gallaudet, 139 , 

Ganse, 86 

Garbrantze, 82, 162 

Gardiner, 59, 94, 95 

Gardner, 61, 91, 137 

Garmer, 139 

Garniss, 155 

Garrelse (see Gerritsc ) 

Garreitte, 169 

Garrick, 32, 91 

Gary, 177 

Gaston, 33 

Gautier, 139 

Geliechum, 70 

Gelyn, 30 

Genet, 135 

George, 31 

German, 174 

Gerr.ird, 136 

Gerrets, 30, 81, 125, 126 

Gerrits, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 

129, 166 
Gerritse, 86, 116, 119, 126 
Gheervliet, 70 
Gheur, 70 
Ghyssen, 70 
Gibbons, 52 
Gibson, 31, 79 
Gifford, 90 

Gilbert, 17, 84, 127, 137 
"ilchriit, 89 
Gildersleeve, 113 
Gill, 136 
Gilley, 139 
Gillet, 133- 
Gilliland, 91 
Girard, 139 
Glasson, 133 
Glazer, 79 
Glen, 103 
Glinn, T2 
Glossell, 92 
Glover, 60, 66, f 8, 135 
Goderis. 23 
Goddebak, 165 
Godkins, 90 
Goedecken, 89 
Goederis, Goederus, 87, 

Goelet, 23, 29, 121, 123, 

139, 166, 168 
Goeredes, 86 
Goewy, 81, 168 
Golder, 112, 113 
Golding, 79, 80 
Goldsmith, 65, 67 
Goodale, 57 
Goodwin, 144, 153 
Goodyear, 67 
Goold, 90 
Goolder, 135 
Gordeyn, 125 
Gordon, 33 
(Jorham, 137 
Goude, 70 
Gould, 134 
Gouverneur, 84, 115, 117, 

123, 166 
Govertz, 165 
Goynard, 32 
Gracie, 156, 157 

1 84 

Index to Names in Volume XV. 

Graen, 25 
Grafton, 57, 58, 61 
Graham, 92, 132 
Grant, 92, 141 
Grassett, 167 
Graves, 61, 93, 135 
Gray, 91, 135 
Greaves, 32, 89 
Grebber, 70 
Green, Greene, 44, 91, 

134. 177. iSo 
Greenleaf, 95 
Greenwall, 31 
Greenwood, 132, 137 
Greer, 137 
Greig, 134 
Grenard, 32 
Grevenraedt, Grevenraet, 

26, 81, 84, 123, 127, 

Griffin, 8g, 137 

Griffiths, 92 

Griswold, 77, 78, 91, 96 

Gritman, 78 

Green, 29, 84, 87, 119, 164, 

Groenendal, 27 
Groenvelt, 70 
Groesbecks, 97 
Grosvenor, 159 
Grover, 60, 68 
Guest, 90, 136 
Guiljamse, 27 
Gulik, 128 

Guire, 112 ,^~" ~ 

Guttifat, 80 

Hadley, 137 

Hackett, 33 

Haegbe, 70 

Haerlem, 70 

Haering, 164 

Haestrecht, 70 

Haff, 177 

ITiEjnp 143 

Haugcnaar, 114 

Hagerman, 133 

Haig, 171 

Hair, 112 

Hall, ss, 56, III, 137, 

141, 156, 176 
Halleck, 42, 43, 78, 139 
Halsey, 91, 93, 134 
Haltern, 87 
Hamilton, 135, 154 
Hampton, 67 
Hanna, 135 
Handesyde, Handyside, 

- 31, 91 
Handy, 91 
Hansen, 136 
Hanyon, 88 
Hardenbroek, 84, 86, 88, 

119, 126, 127, 164, 

Hardenbergr, 28, 125, 128 
Hardenhook, 32 
Harding, 90, 146 
Hardon, 24 

Hardy, Hardie, 92, 136 
Hardcastle, 133 
Hare, 93, 136 
Harghen. 70 
Harpendinck, 29 
Harries, 63, 91 
Harris, 33, 98, 112, 151 
Harrison, 33, 90, 113 
Hart, 34, 90, 108, 109, 

no, 177 
Hartaing, 70 
Hartenbergh, 163 
Hartman, 127 
Harton, 26 
Hase, 77 

Hassing, 23, 87, 115, 128, 

Haswell, 135 
Hathick, 91 
Hatch, 33 
Hathorne, 59 
Havens, 133 
Hawes, 32, 137 
Hawks, 180 
Hawley, 138, 153, 155 
Hay, Hays, 31, 32 
Hayden, 45, 92 
Hayward, 57 
Hazzard, 33, 89 
Hazen, 143 
Hardenbroek, 123 
Harding, 123 
Hawes, 142 
Hawley, 154 
Heacock, 159 
Heberding, 87 
Heddens, 29, 90 
Hedding, 84, 121 
Hedichuysen, 70 
Heemskercke, 70 
Heemstede, 70 
Heenvliet, 70 
Heermans, 70, 81, 88, 122, 

126, 164, 168 
Hegeman, 78, 85, 113 
Helhakers, 24 
Helme, 135 
Hemmer, 32 
Hendericks, Henderix, 

25, 26, 83, lis, 116, 
■, 117, 118, 121, 124, 
i 129, 169 
Henderickse, 85 
Henderickson, 78,80, 113 
Henderson, 89 
Hennejon (Henjon), 84, 

117, 125, 129, 168 
Henry, 07- •'''^ 
TIcnsuen, 70 
Hepburn, 91 
Herberding, 122 
Herbert, 60, 62, 63, '67, 

Herdenbrock, 23, 30, 82, 

Herdenberg, 81, 82, 116 
Herlaer, 70 
Hermitage, 171 
Herres, Herris, 30, 116, 

122, 124 
Herring, 124 
Hersing, 87 
Hesbeen, 70 
Hester, 129 
Hervey, 89 
Heuion, 116 
Heukelmn, 70 
Hewitt, 91 
Hewson, 97 
Heyer, 162 
Hibbs, 10 

Hibon, 30, 86, 125, 164 
L Hicks, 77, 78, III, 136, 

170, 175 
Hielm, 90, 137 
Hiet, 149 

Higbee (Higbey), 80, 133 
Hill, 32, 83, 137, 154, 155 
Hillegum, 70 
Hillegond, 163 
Hilton, 77 
Hinsdale, 108, 109 
Hoalcolm, 133 
Hoar, 143 
Hobart, 59 
Hobin, 134, 135 
Hodenpyl, 70 
Hoffman, 90, loi, 137 
Hohenses, 136 

Holden, 44 

Hollander, 113 

Hollart, Hollardt, 23, iiS 

Hollingsworth, 6i 

Hollister, 133 

Hoist, 26, 88, 114, 121, 

123, 125, 163, 166 
Hontoon, 143 
Hoochtvvoude, 70 
Hood, 162 
Hooglant, Hoaglant, 23. 

24, 28, 79, 82, 84, 87, 

88, 126, 127, 129, 169 
Hooker, 108, 109, no, 142, 

Hoorn, Hoorns, 70, 119, 

122, 124 
Hopayock, 146 
Hopkins, 80, 132, 137, 

158, 159 
Hopper, 32, 37 
Hornblower, 91 
Hosack, 33 
Horton, 64, 78, 154 
Houwerd, 119. 169 
Houseworth, 89 
Houweninghen, 71 
Howardon, 24 
Howell, 68, 93, 13s, 143 
Howland, 136 
Hoy, 136 
Hoyer, 168, 169 
Hoyt, 90, 91, 95, 96, 143 
Hubbard, 90, 135 
Hubbel, 136 
Hubs, 78 
Hues, 82 
Huet, 139 
Huff, 80 
Hulet, 79 
Humbert, 139 
Hume, 79 
iim..;"S. 78 
Humphi^jj, 45, ^-^4 
Hunt, 32, 42, 43, 68, 96, 

98, 133. 143 
Hunter, 136 
Huntington, 151 
Hutchings, 33, 131, 136 
Hutchinson, 32, 43, 136 
Huybeling, 123 
Huyke, Huyck, 126, 127, 

Huysman, 85 
Hy, 82 

Hybon, 162, 163 
Hyer, 24, 25, 81, 83, 85, 

86, 116, 122, 129, 163, 

166, 167 

Idese, ledesse, Iddese, 

82, 83, 86, 87, 115, 


Inghs, 137 
Inslee, 92 
Ireland, 179 
Irving, 153 
Isaacs, 158 
Isan, 31 
Iselin, 139 
Islestine, 89 
Ives, 153 
Ivers, 89 

Jackson, Jakson, 79, 80, 

83, loi, 112, 113, 133, 
164, 167 

Jacobs, Jacobze, 29, 81, 
88, 117, 118, 127, 128, 
162, 164 

Jacockes, 135, 168 

Jacot, 139 

Jameson, Jemmeson, 84, 
92, 125, 138, 164 

Jans, 27, 28, 29, 82, 83, 
85, 86, 88, 114, 122, 
124, 125. 128, 129, 165, 

Janse, 24, 25, 30, 85, 114, 
115, 116, 120, 124, 
127, 165, 168, 169 

Jansen, 26, 34, 35, 62, 63, 

126, 167 . 
Janson, 26 
Janssen, 35 
Jarvis, 33 
Jalpers, 35 
Jay, 134, 166 
Jeats, 24 
Jeedts, 166 
Jeffcrs, 93 
Jennings, 91 
Jenkins, 134 
Jeppes, 35 

Jesbup, 42, 68, 132, 133 

Jillet, 177 

Jinnings, 133 

Jochems, 35 

Jode, 171 

Johannis, 35, 88, 117, 125 

Johns, 92 

Johnson, 33, 79, 90, 93, 

"3, 134, 13s 
Johnston, 22, 32, 139, 145, 

Jones, 31, 32, 48, 90, 133, 

>34> 135, 138 
Jonkers, 27 
Joost, . Jooste, Joosten, 

25, 29, 86, IIS, 117. 

118, 127, 128, 163 
Joris, Joriz, Jorisse, 23, 

29. 35, 85, 88, 114, 

115, 118, 121, 160, 

Joshack, 145 
Journal, 35 
Judah, 133 
Jurianse, 35, 82, 85, 124 

Kaar, 127, 128, 164, 168 
Kaerter, 28 
Kamminga, 35 
Kannel, 166 
Kanon, 164 
Karstens, 87, I2i 
Karus, 137 
Kasse, 83 
Kat, 35 
Kateley, 33 
Keach, 89 
Kedicham, 71 
Keene, 91 
Keirstead, 78 
Kenimes, 35 
Kempton, 90 
Kennedy, 32, 135. 146 
Kent, 103, 152, 153 
Kenwingh, 35 
Kerfbyl, 122, 167 
Kermer, Kermers, 28,118, 

Kermon, 136 
Kernan, 101 
Kernev, 134 
Kening, 88 
Kerve, 35 
Ketallas, 26, 33, 128, 139, 

Ketcham, 33, 67, 79, 133 
Kevis, 35 
Kew, 177 
Kidney, 135 
Kierson. 35 

Kierstede, 24, 29, 81, 84, 
85, 114, 115, 118, 124, 

127, 169 
Kilbourne, 143 

Index to N'ames in Volume XV. 


Kilman, 30 

King, 24, 25, 31, 61, 63, 
92' 133. 1347 136. 154 
Kingsland. 32 
Kip, 25, 26, 27, 28, 19, 
32, 63, 81, 82, 84, 85, 
92, 115, 116, 121, 122, 
124, 127, 162, 164, 
166, 167 
Kirk, 134 
Kissam, 77, 80 
Kitson, 165 
Klase, 168 
Klausbeek, 136 
Klaver, 162 
Klesevelt, 29 
Kletters, 82 
Klok, Klock, 35, 81, 87, 

118, 125, 165, 169 
Kloppers, Klopper, 27, 
88, 115, 116, 128, 129, 
168, 169 
Knowlton, 139 
Kock, Koek, 35, 125, 169 
Kockuyt, 35 
Koddebek, 116 
Kock, Kok, 35, 86, 125, 

Koerte. Koerten, 35, 121 
Kolevelt, 165 
Koljer, 30 
Kolyer, iig, 166 
Koning, 28, 88, 127, 162, 

164, 169 
Kookers, 29 
Kool, 23, 117, 125, 127 
Kooman, 82, 117 
Koorts, 35 
Korse, S2, 127 
Kortwright, 133, 140 
Koster, 90 
Kowenhovcn, 86 
Koyemans, 35 
Kraey, 35 
Kraffort, 35 
Krapell, 123 
Kriegier, 114, 116, 163, 

Kristiaanse, 129 

Kr>pe', 35 

Kroesvelt, 115 

Krol, 35 

Kros, Kroos, 123, 164, 

Kuik, 28, 88 
Kunie, 35 
Ku=er, 71 
Kuylers, 84, 12S 
Kyfhouck, 71 

Laa, 29 
Labbadie, 35 
Labrey, 32 
Lackey, 33 
La Coste, 139 
Laen, 71 
Laethen, 118 
La Febre, 35 
La Forge, 36 
Lakemaii, 27, 30 
Lam, 88, 164 
Lamar, 122 
I.amberse, 36 
Lambert, 156 
Lammerts, 36 
Lammertscn, 36 
Lameter, 85 
Lamontagne, 24, 30, 86 
L'Amoureaux, 139 
I,ane, 27, 32, 59, 68, 129 
Langelens, 36 
Langendyk, 85 
Langet, 122, 167 
Lnngestraat, 30. 117, 128 

Langheraeck, 71 
Laning, 30, 124 
Lankhaar, 120, 127, 169 
Lannen, 81, 85 
Lanoy, 81, 85, 120 
Lanse, 166 

Lansen (see Lansing) 
Lansing, 30, 102, 103, 115, 

lyarrabee, 112 
Laroe, 54, 82, 115 
Laroy, 84 
Larzelere, 32 
Laslee, Lasly, 125,'' r67 
Lasher, 22, 91 
Laten, 78 ; 

Latham, 177 

Lathen, 87 | 

Lathrop, 59 
Latten, 112 
Lau, 27 
Lauweries, 23 
Laurence (see Lmvi cnce) 
Laurens, 36 
Laurense, 36 
Laurenssen, 36 
La Vinge, 139 
Law, 62, 84, 117, 136 
Lawrence, 52, 54, 55, 62, 

7?i 179 
I.awson, 89, 158 
Lazzing, 117 
Leach, 90 
Leacroft, 91 
Le Breton, 139 
Le Chaire, 36 
Le Conte, 139 
Le Roy, go, 139 
Le Roux, 122 
Lecke, 71 
Lee, 90, 91, 109, no, 133, 

Leede, 71 
Leenders, 36 
Leendertsen. 36 
Leerdam, 71 
I.eeuwen, 71 
Lefferts, 112, 126 
Lefiertse, 26 
Lefterd, 78 
Legrom, 87, 164 
Leggett, 42 
Leishman, 32 
Leislaar, Leysseler, 27, 
36, 84, 83, 118, 165, 
Leland, 31 
Lemmen, 32 

Lenoy, 122 

Leonard, 91 
Lescure, 135 

Leske, 134 

Leslie, 137 

Lespinard, 139 

Letchworth, 143 

Lettgear, 116 

I,e T\irc, 91 

Leurse, 26, 116, 127, 128 

Leuwis, 25, 82, 116, 124, 
125, 162, 163 

Levelin, 36 

Levereds, 125 

Leverse, 128 

Leving, 15 

Lewis, 28, 113 

Leyenb agh, 71 

Leisbar, 27, n6, 117, 118, 
119, 165 

■Leyslaer,f28, Si, 84, 128 

Liequye, Lequie, 36, 124 

L'Hommedieu, 134 

Lieurse, 167, 169 

Lieursen, 87 

Lierse, 124, 126, 169 | 

Liesveh, 71 

Lifford, 113 

Lincoln, 90, 93 

Linde, 71 

Litsco, Litsko, 164, 165 

Little, 134 

Living, 15, 16 

Livingston, 15, 16, 90, 

105,107, 138, 139, 140, 

146, 147, 148, 150, 

159, 161 
Locker, 36 
Lockwood, 17, 89, 152, 

153, 157 
Loendersloot, 71 
Logan. 90, 91 
Lloyd, 92 
London, 80 
Long, 33, 136 
Loo, 71 
Looker, 89 
Lopus, 13s 
Lorillard, 132, 139 
Losee, 78, 176 
Losie, 135 

Lossing, 92 j 

Lott, 36, 132 
Low, 115, 117, 128, 165, 

Louhman, 36 
Lounsbury, 12, 13, in 
Lourens, 36 
Lourensen, 36 
Lourenz, 85 
Loutit, 32 
Louwe, 85, 124 
Louwerens, 88, 115 
Loyse, 36, 86, 112, 117, 

124, 137 
"I^ubberse. 36 
Lucas, 36 
Ludewig, 143 
Ludlam, gi, 93 
Ludlow, 33, 92, 113. 132 
Luqueer, 139 
Luten, 36 
Luykas, 30, 36, 82, 87, 

114, 116, 129, 162 
I^uykasse. 83, 121 
Lynsen, Lynse, Lynze, 

23, 29, 119. 129 
Lyon, 89, 154 
, Lyslaar, 28 
' Lyster, 127 

Maasten, 164 

Mace, 33 

Machielse, 25, 87 

Mack, 137 

Macpherson, 133 

Macy, 90 

Made, 71 

Maebie, i29»<'' 

Maerling, 86 

Magee, 90 

Magrigor, 129 

Main waring, Manvvaring, 

33. 151 
Makory, ii8 
Mallory. 136 
Mame, 89 
Man, 114, 124, 123, 129, 

Mandeveel, Mandeville, 

Mandeviel, 25, 28, 

36, 116, 117, 122, 

134, 164 
Mangels, 82 
Mank, 9 1 
Mannaert, 36 
Mannix, 36 
Manny, 163 
March, 135 


Marck, 71 
Marius, 25 
Maroni, 78 
Marritjie, 36 
Marselllis, 137 
Marschal, 36 
Marshall, 44, "89 
Marschalk, 24, 29, 

125, 164 
Martens, 23 
Martense, 25, 26, 114, 

118, 121, 163, i68 
Martensen, 36, 37 
Martin, 37, 55, 92, 133, - 

135, 137 
Mason, 57, 133 
Masters, 171 
Matenesse, 71 
Mather, 143 
Mathews, 44, 138 
Mattens, 37 
Matthews, 97 
Mattys, 120 
Maurice, 31 
Maverick, 59 
Maxwell, 89 
May, 133 
Mayer, 23 
Mays, H3 
McAitkin, 89 
Mcl'ride, 92, 137 
McCarter, 32 
McChesney, 32 
McCleland, 91 
McCleve, 133, 134 
McClintock, 103 
McClure, 91 
McCoon, 176 
McCready, 89 
McDermot, 135, 136 
McDonald, 31, 8g, go, 
134- 135 

McDougall, 100 

McFaddin, 31 

McGee, 31, 135 

McGowan, 31 

McGiickin, 89 

McGunnyon, 90 

Mcintosh, 33 

McKee, Kie, 135, 137 

McKeiler. 137 

McKelway, 97 

McKenzie, 32, 8g, 92 

McKii.ney, 33 

McKniglit, 31 

McLean, 132 

McLeod, 31, 136 

McMillan, 91 

McNeil, 89, 90 

McPhie, 134 

McQueen, 92 

McVicker, 32 

Mead, 32, 134 

Meeks, 92 

Meet, 28 

Mefoor, 86 

Megapolensis, 37 

Megelio, 37 

Meier, 28 

Meinders, 26, 168 

Melcherts, Melchects. 116, 

Melchior, 24 

Melderom, 122 

Mellis, 37 

Mellor, 93 

Melyn, 37 

Menthorne, 129 

Mercier, 139 

Meresteyn, 71 

Merlitt. 37 

Merrill, So, 133 

Mcrritt, 162, 177 

Merry, 91 


Index to Names in Volume XV. 

Mersereau, 133 

Merwede, 71 

Mesier, Mezier, 24, 25, 85, 

87, 169 
Meserole, Meserol, Mise- 

roUe, 37, 117 
Messchc-r, 37 
Messelaar, 30, 88, 115, 

Metselaar, 123, 169 
Metlesmaiis, 37 
Meyer, 29, 30 
Meynderts, 37, 121 
Meynton, 37 
Micaut, 69 
Michielse, 123 
Michielsen, 37 
Mighielze, 165 
Middagh, 37 
Middleton, 137 
Millan, 33 
Milder, 126 
Millandon, 136 
Miller, 20, 23, 31, 32, 81, 
92, 93, 112, 126, 133, 
135. 136, 137. 176, 177 
Milligan, 137 
Millinek, 69 
Mills, 31, 33, 66, 91, 92, 

i-'7, 137 
Milward, 90 
Miner, 33 
Minthonie, 86 
Minot, 143 
Mintuni, 89, 134 
Mirick, 135 

Mitchell, So, 89, 95, 113 
Mix, 18, 19 
Moerdrecht, 71 
Moerkerke, 71 
Moennan, 63 
Moffit, 93 
Mol, Moll, 25, 37,87, 116, 

i2p, -2C, 129, 165 
>>fl^€.iaer, 71 
i.-^infort, 113 
Monier, 37 
Monroe, 92 

Montagne, Montanje, 

Montanye, 2S, 30, 86, 

90, 120, 121, 163, 164 

Monster, 71 

More, 58, 62, 63, 64, 65, 

66, 67 
Moore, floors, 37, 49, S4. 
57> £9> 6^1 -211 148, 
Morehouse, 90 
IVlorel, 33, 113, 139 
Aiorin, 139 
Morison, 133 
Morris, 32, 33, 49, 50, 130, 

136, 137 
Morse, 135 
Morton, 137 
Mosis, 23 
Moss, 152 
Mott, 31, 48, 77, 78, 79, 

80, 89, 174, 177 
Moulinars, 139 
Mount, 137 
Mouwerts, 83, 114 
Mulibrd, 9 
Miilhneux, 137 
Mulwyck, 71 
Munns, 133 
Munsey, 77 

Munson, 31, 32, 90, 133 
Murphy, 32, 90, 132, 136 
Murray, 20, 135 
Muzzy, 135 

Myer, 23, 26, 33, 81, 82, 
85, 86, 87, 88, 107, 
114, 115, 119, 121, 123, 

j 124, 126, 134, 162,164, 

165, 168, 169 
I Myle, 71 
i Mynden, 71 
Mynders, 86 

Nachtegael, 71 

Naedwyck, 71 

Magel, 7i,'i67, 169 

Narbern, 123 

Narburi, 124 

Narbury, 28, 163, 164, 166 

Narred, 23 

Narret, 82 

Nash, 153 

Nazareth, 27, 120 

Neau, 139 

Nederveen, 71 

Nelson, 91, 136, 179 

Nerbery, 86 

Neseig, 89 

Nessepat, 30, 123, 124 

Neville, 139 

Nevin, 133 

Newman, 33, 64 

Nicolet, 139 

NicoU, 41, 103, 104, 105, 
177, 178 

Niesen, 37 

Nison, 117 

Niu, 37 

Nixon, 91, 92, 136 

Noble, 49 

Noel, 55, 56 

Noorden, 71 

Noortwyck, 71 

Norman, 37 

Norris, 136 

Norstrandt, 113 

Nostrandt, 37, 177 
] North, 31 
I Norton, 64 
j Norwood, 31 
I Nuttman, 32 

Nyenburgh, 71 

Nyenroede, 71 

Nyensteyn, 71 
Nys, 26, 114, 127 
Nyts, 125 

Oakley, 89 
Obe, 23, 85, 88 
Obeel, 124 
Oblinus, 23 
Oem, 71 
Oesterwyck, 71 
Oestgheest, 71 
Ogden, 32, 66, 137 
Ogelsby, 120 
Olders, 127 

Olferts, Olphert, 37, 165 
Oliver, 91, 134 
Olmstead, 133 
Onkelbag, 82, 88, 129 
Oencamp, 37 
Oosterhave, 127 
Oosterhaven, 87 
Oosteram, 116 
Oosterum, 37 
Ooststram, 28 
Ormiston, 131 
Orr, 136 
Osborne, 92 -•' 
Osman, 135 
Outhensden, 71 
Outman, 86, 126, 169 
Outshoorn, 71 
Overton, 89 
Owens, 137 

Paersen, Paerson, 28, 

Page, 1 12 
Paine, 13s 

Palding, 85 — 

Palmentur, 37 

Palmer, 47, 132, 137 

Pamerton, 120, 124 

Para, 37 

Parael, 85 

Parks, Park, 133, 136, 

Parmentie, 37 

Parmyter, 30 

Parsel, 89 5^ 

Parsons, 31, 89, 133 

Pasco, Pasko, 84, 116, 

Patterson, 55, 78, 90, 
133. 135 

Paulus, Paulesen, 37 

Payne, 63 

Peabody, 138 

Peace, 170 

Pearsall, 77, 79, 113, 173, 

Peartree, 164, 165 

Pearson, 129 

Peasely, 171 

Peek, 81, 123 

Peers, 127, 166 

Peet, 81 

Peister, 169 

Pel, Pels, Pell, Pells, 24, 
25, 26, 30, 84, 86, 88, 
114, 116, 118, 121, 
122, 123, 126, 127, 
128, 162, 166 

Peltro, 177 

Peloubet, 133 

Pendegrast, 32 

Penny, gi 

Pero, 165 

Perry, 118, 135 

Persell, 24 . .» 

Persyn, 71 

Pesset, 83 

Peters, 27, 38, 78, 112, 

Petersen, 38, 134 
Peterson, 79 
Pieters, 38, 87, 122, 125, 

Pieterse, 162, 164 
Pietersen, 38 
Petit, 78, 113 
Petty, 67 
Peuro, 80 
Peuw, 30, 80 
Peyster, 116 
Phelan, 137 
Phenix, (see Fenix) 
Phillips, 23, 27, 82, 84, 

120, 121, 122, 135, 
136, 137, 164 

Pibbenzier, 83 

Piercy, 135 

Piero, 30, 116 

Pierson, 64 

Pike, 134 

Pilson, 33 

Pine, 171 

Pintard, 139 

Pitney, 132 

Pitt, 135 

Place, 33, 78, 112 

Planck. 38 

Piatt, 134 

Play, 114, 117 

Pies, 38 

Plevier, 25, 81,^82, 83, i 

121, 162 
Plimpton, 136 
Plummer, 113 
Podinton, 29 
Poel, Poall, 28, 71, ■ f 

Poelgheest, 71 


1 28, 

Poelenbugh, 71 

Polanen, 71 

Pollock, 45 

Pont. 38 

Poog, 38 

Popega, 27 

Porter, 19, 79, 177 

Pos, 38 

Poskyn, 69, 71 

Post, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 
88, 114, 122, 123, 127, 
134, 164, 167 
' Pot, 69 
I Potman, 86, 127 

Potter, 30, 43, 44, 71, 134 
j Pouwel. 124, 166 
I Pouwelse, 83, 85, 88, 121, 
[ 128, 168 

Pouuelsen, 38 

Powell, 77, 78, 79, 80, 

113, 172, 174, 175, 176 
Power, 25, go 

Powley, 113 
Praa, 117, 166' 
Pratt, 79, 10 1, 143 
Prentis, 135 
Prescott, 143 
Price, 32, 134, 136 
Prink, 137 
Prince, 61 
Princen, 38 
Prior, 113 
Probasco, 38 
Probosue, 78 
Pronck, 38 
Provoost, 25, 28, 39 
82, 8s, 86, 87, 88 

114, 116, 117, 
119, 120, 122, 
124, 126, 127, 
129, 162, 165, 
167, 168 

Pruyn, 17-22, 97-103 
Purdy, 70 
Pursell, 169.^ 
Putnam, 20, 22 
Putter, 71 
Pynssen, 71 
Pynacker, 38 

Quackenbos, 25, 81, 118, 

Quariier, 139 , 

Quick, 24, 26, 30, 82, 117, 

119, 124, 126, 127, 

129, 162 
Quincy, 48, 93 
Quintard, 79, 139 

Rabineau, 136 
Rae, 32 
Raephorst, 71 
Rakestraw, 91, 171 
Randall, 32 
Rapalye, 85 
Rathbone, 137 
Ravaud, 139 
Ravenstein, 82, 162 
Raventse, 81 
Rawlings, 66 

Ray. 137 

Raymond, 91 

Rayner, Raynor, 78, 79, 

Read, 32, 146, 153, 154 
Reed, 93, 136 
Reierse, 164 
Re'mers, 26, 168 
Reinders, Reindcrse, 27, 

38, iiS, 16; 
Renau, 38 
Renaud, 139 
Renare, 38 

Index to Names in Volume XV. 


Remse, Remscn, 79, 114, 

lis, 118, 129, 169 
Rensenbergh, 71 
Rentsfort, 169 
Rerton, 54 
Retlof, 128 
Reynolds, 20, 133 
Reyerse, 86, 115 
Rhee, 30, 117, 126, 128 
Rheynegum, 71 
Rhinehart, 77, 134 
Rhoades, 176 
Rhodes, 180 
Richards, 32, 82, 84, 123, 

139, 166 
Richardson, 180 
Richaivie, 38 
Ricks, 81 
Rider, 137 
Ridder, 38 
Ridgway, 174 
Riede, 71 
Riet, 88 
Rietwyck, 71 
Riker, 44, 45, 56, 92, 179 
Ringo, 165 
Ritsema, 114 
Roach, 133, 137 
Roads, 176 
Robbersen, S3 
Robberts, 27, 88, 164 
Robbeitson, 129, 135 
Robert, 18 
Robins, 78, 90, 112, 132, 

J43. 175 
Robinson, 61, 92, loi, 

Rockwell, 154 
Roden, 71 
Rodenrys, 71 
Rodman, 78 
Roebuck, 79 
Roelofs, 38 

Roelofse, 38, 82, 120, 169 
Roelofsen, 38 
Rogers, 80, 89, 112, 134, 

151, 152, 153, 154, 

155, 156, 157, 158 
Rol, 24, 169 
Rollant, 71 
Rollegom, Si 
Rollyn, 69 
Romaine, 139 
Rombout, 29, 116, 123, 

129, 163 
Rome, 25, 26, 83, 117, 

Romen, 29, 124 
Rummen, 167 
Romj'n, 114 
Room, Roome, 28, 89 
Roon, 71 

Roos, 29, 122, 127 
Root, 31, 91 
Ropes, 89 
Rose, 132, 158 
Roseboom, 29, 121, 127 
Rosenbergh, 71 
Rosendael, 71 
Rosens, 38 
Rosevelt, Rozevelt, 17, 

18. 30, 86, 118, 162, 

Ross, 79, 89, 92, 112, 133, 

13s. 136. i37i 189 
Rossell, 139 
Roux, 139 
Row, 78 
Rovvian, 137 
Rowland. 77, 134 
Roymayn, 38 
Rudyard, 51 
Riimsey, loi 
Rushton, 79 

Russell, 90, 136 
Rutgers, Ruthgers, 23. 

29, 83, 85, 87, 116, 

123, 129, 165 
Rutgertsen, 38 
Rutzer, 92 
Ruychrock, 71 
Ruytenbeeck, 38 

Ruyter, 39 

Ruyven, 71 

Ryan, 136 

Ryder, 77 

Ryerse, Ryersen, 30, 39, 

Ryken, Ryke, 26, 121 
Rykman, 26, 28, 124, 162, 

Rykskocht, 120 
Rynders, 28 
Rysoort, 71 
Hyswyck, 71 

SaboRISkie, 39 
Sage, 133 
Salisberry, 164 
Salisbury, 25, 119 
Salusbury, 167 
Saelmonse, 81, 85, 88 
Salmonse, 164, 165-168 
Salter, 146 
Saltus, 119 
Samuel, 133 
Sammen. 168 
Sammis, 33 
Sampson, 10, 39 
Sanders, 26, 59, 87, 119, 

128, 162 
Sandford, 49, 50, 52, 53 
Sands, 33, 112, 113, 175 
Sandthorst, 71 
Santvoort, 26, 39, 84, 87, 

Sardingh, 39 
Sasbout, 71 
Sassenham, 71 
Savariau, 39 
Savouret, 167 
Sayt, 71 
Schaets, 39 
Schagen, 71 
Schamps, 39, 85 
Schars, 127 
Scarlet, 59 
Schenck, 39, 81 
Schepmoes, 128 
Schermerhorn, 39, 82, 90 
Schiltman, 39 
Scholefield, 79 
SchoUant, 71 
Scholts, 39 
Seabury, 78 
Schoonhoven, 71 
Schot, 24, 27 
Schoten, 71 
Schotshuys, 123 
Schoute, 30, 39, 83, 114, 

115, 121, 162, 164 
Schriek, 30 
Schroeder, 143 
Schuere, 127 
Schuyler, 87, 97, 118, 119, 

120, 140, 146, 164 
Schunrman, 129, 165 
Scott, 31, S9 
Scudder, 89, 137 
Scull, 134 
Scuth, 39 
Seabury, 12 
Seaman, 33, 60, 77, 78, 

80, 113, 137, 140, 170, 

173. 174- 175. 176 
Searing, 175 
Sebren, 26, 164 
Sebring, 88 

Seen, 39 

Seiert, 27 

Selleck, 80 

Selover, Selove, 84, 119 

Selyns, 23, 30, 86, 115, 

Serfaas, 118 

Serin, 78 

Serly, Serley, 122, 128 

Setem, 167 

Setshoorn, 39 

Sevenberghen, 71 

Seward, 98, 99 

Seymour, 33, 112, 134 

Shapter, 89 

Sharp, 91 

Shattuck, 143 
I Shaw, 31, 133, 136 
] Shay lor, 134 

Sheldon, 159 
j Sherman, 31, 135, 136 
i Sherwood, 33, 91, 157 - 

Shirley, 146 

Sicard, 139 
I Sickels, 27, 83, 114, 128. 
139, 166 

Sieman, 33 
I Sill, 158 

Sillman, 101 
I Simmons, 80, 90, 135 
j Sinclair, 33 

Sipke, Sipkens, 116, 128 

Sippe, 121 
j Sippetow, 126 
I Sisson, 136 

Sjahaan, 23 
j Sjeckerly, Sjekkerley, 86, 

Sjeckson, 87 

Sjee, 120 

Sjoerts, n6, 129, 162, 
168, 169 

Slater, 137 

Slecht, Sleght, 39, 115, 

Slechtenhorst, Slegten- 
horst, 30, 84, 115 

Sleght, (see Slecht) 

Slesman, gi 

Slingerland, 29, 71, 83, 
120, 123, 163 

Sloan, 134 

Slocum, 136 

Sloo, 140 

Slot, 27, 28 

Sluys, z6, 71, 166 

Slussar, 91 

Slyk, 126, 128 

Smack, 39, 114 

Smaller, 177 

Smet, 39 

Smetdes, 39 

Smith, Smit, 20, 23, 24 

30, 31. 32, 33. 39, 52. 

S3, 54, 68. 77, 78, 79 

80, 81, 82, 84, 86, 88 

89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94 

III, 112, 113, 114 

116, 119, 127, 134 

135, '36, 137, 140, 

143. 152. 154. 157. 

I 163, 165, 166 

I Smylie, 131 

j Smyth, 64, 148 

Snedick, 39 

Snow, 31, 134 

Somerindyck, 133 

I Somervelt, 71 

Sommerville, 89 

Sonnenians, 163 

Soon, I r4, 117, 119 

Soulice, 139 

j Southard, iii, 113 

I Southward, 80, -76 

I Souvanich, 39 

Sowerby, 180 
i Spaerwoude, 71 

Spanghen, 71 

Spencer, 134, 153 

Spenwood, 134 

Spicer, 133, 146 

Spier, 33, 39, 71, 81 

Spiegel, 87 
1 Spiegelaar, 39 

Spierinck, 39, 71 

Splinters, 23, 83, 88, 121, 


Spooner, q6 

Spragg, 80 

Spratt, 124 
; Sprigg, 90 

Springer, 32, 33 

Springham, 52 
I Springsteen, 82, 163 
j Sprong, 124 
' Spysdragher, 71 
I Staes, 39 

Staats, Staets, 27, 85, 

I 112, 118, 123, 129, 

165, 166, 167, i6y 

Stanchfield, 134 

Stansbury, 31 

Stapel, 71 

Starkin, 176 

Starry, 33 

Stedman, 134 

Steel, 90, 91 

Steen, 165 

Steenhuysen, 39, 71 

Steffen, 39 

Steinson, 133 

Stepfer, 39 

Sterling, 89 

Sterrevelt, 39 

Steveniersen, 39 

Stevens, 25, 48, 8t, 84, 
90, 120, 14s, 146, 147, 
148, 149, 150, 165, 

Stever^'" '62 

Stevensen, 39, 85 

Stevenson, 131, 132 

Stewart, 32, 89, 92, 133, 
. 134. '37 

Stibbs, 91, 134, 136 

Stille, 83, it8, 122, 126, 
128, 166 

Stiilwell, 31, 90, 134, 137 

Stintham, 39 

Stirling, 92, 149 

Stiles, 140, 144, 177 

Stockly, 91 

Stoeff, 39 

Stoel, 126 

Stoffelse, 39 

Stoffelsen, 39 

Stokani, 177 

Stol, 39 

Stolten, 40 

Stone, 142, 143 

Stonehouse, 136 

Stoop, 71 

Stoothoof, 100 

Storey, 32, 132 

Storm, 40 

Storrs, 135 

Stott, 91 

Stoughton, 141 

Stoutenbirrgh, 26, 82, 83, 
86, no, 122, 123, 124, 
140, 141, 166, 167, 

Straatnaker, 129 

Strain, 20, 90 

Stratton, 7):, 177 

Streddels, 85, 119, 128 

Stringham, 133 

Strong, 142, 153 

Index to Names in Volume XV. 

Strycker, 40, 124 
Stryeii, 71 
Stuard, 122 
Stuart, 84 
Sturgis, 90 
Stute, 90 ' 
Stj-mes, 81, 124 
Stuyvesant, 164 
Sudeich, 40 
Sullivan, 91 
Sumner, loo 
Sunkani, 27 
Supplee, 10 
Surts, 24 
Sutherland, 133 
Sutphen, 137 
Sutten, 83 
Suydam, 40, 177 
Suys, 71 
Swaan, 125, 128 
Swainell, 136 
Swartout, 31, 40 
Sweazey, 67 
Swervers, 126 
Swetermik, 40 
Switz, 87, 88 
Swords, 90 
Sykes, 137 
Sylant, 123 
Sylvester, 63 
Symonds, 57, 59 
Symons, 68, 86, 163 
Symonsen, 40, 78 

Tack, 40 

Taelman. 40 

Talman, 'rallman, 43, 79, 

Tangh, 163 
I'appan, go, iToSv 
Tappen, 93, 134 
Targe, 133, 139 
Taylor. 132, 133, 134 
Tays, 126 
Tclfiir, 134 
Teller, 8i, 123 
Ten Kroek. 23, 28, S3, 88, 

117, 125, 167, 169 
Ten Kyck, 102, 120 
Ten Houte, 40 
Tenuur, 81, 121, 168 
Tennis, 40 
Teunnissen, 40 
Ten Yk, 24, 116, 118, 125. 

162, 167 
Teroede, 81 
Tetard, 139 
Tetroede, 71 
Ttyllnghfn, 71 
Thang, 122 
Theunis, 124 
Theunisse, 87, 120, 167 
Theunissen, 40 
Thibout, 87 
Thienhove, 88, 123 
Thomas, 19, gi, 129, 136, 

Thomasse, 81, 82, 86, 117, 

Thompson, 32, 89, 90. 94, 

132, i33> 134 
Thome, 77, 78 
Thysen, 40 

Tibbies, 129, 162, 168, 169 
Tiebout, 31, 128, 168 
7'ienhooven, 29 
Tierckse, 40 
'I'iers, 40, 139 
Tilburg, 24, 168 
7'illey, 77, 79 
Tillou, 43, 139 
Timpson, 77 
Tinmer, 40 

Titus, 32, 71, 78, ii2,'i37, 
170, 172, 173 

Tobias, 90, 112 

Toild, 31, 134 

Toffey, 78 

Tofts, 137 

Tol, 71 

Toler, go 

ToUanaer, 40 

ToUoyse, 71 

Tomassen, 40 

Toonsen, 40 

Topping, 63 

Tothill, TI5 

Tough, 134 

Tourneur, 23 

Townsend, 46, 77, 78, 7g, 
80, 112, 133, 136, 175 

Trask, 143 

Traver, 77 

Treat, no 

Tredwell, in 

Trembly, 89 

Treslong, 71 

Trisbie. 32 

Trotter, 93 

Trj'on, 135 

Tucker, 29, 33, 91, 134, 

Tull, 40 

Tunisse, 86 

Turck, Turk, 69, 86, 87, 
118, 12S 

Turner, 58 ^ 

Turnier, 132, 133- 136 
: Tumure, 139 ^■ 

] Tuthill, 42 

Tyler, 95 

Tymese, 116 

Tymonsen, 40 

Tysen, 40, ii6 

! Undekhill, 64, 67, 80, 

Upright, 31 

Upton, 33 

Usher, 178 

Uslie, 40 

Uyten Bogaert, 24, 25, 

26, 86, 115, 123, 161 

Uytwyck, 71 

Vaex, 72 
\'alckenburgh, 71 
Valckesteyn, 71 
Valey, 163 
Valentine, 79, in, 113, 

134, 17s, 177 
Valk, 126 
Valleau, 139 
Vallete, 139 
Van Aartsdalen, Van 

Aerts Daalen, 72, 124 
Van Alst, 122. 125, 128, 

Van AlstjTie, 32, 33 
Van Amach, 72 
Van Ammersfoort, 72 
Van Amsterdam, 72 
Van Antwerp. 32 
Van Aren, 86, 87, 114, 

126, 127, 129 
Van Arsdale, 45, 92 
Vane, 60 
Vandenburgh, 71 
Vandervoort, 17 
Van Haal, 123, 129, 164, 

165, 169 
Van Kaasle, 72 
Van Baden, 72 j 

Van Bael, 27, 29, 126 
Van Balen, 26, 85, 114, 


Van I!eest, 72 
Van Benthuysen, 134 
Van Hergen. 72 
Van Bersingeren, 72 
Van Blerkom, 115 
Van Boekhoven, 26, 178 
Van Boekenhoven, 178 
Van Boel, 85 
Van Boerum, 72 
Van Bommel, 126 
Van Borsum, 122 
Van Bosch, 72 
Van Bosse, 27, 120 
Van Bossen, 83, 87, 115, 

117, 166 
Van Brackle, 126 
Van Breda, 72 
Van Breme, 82, 120 
Van Bremen, 72 
Van Brenkelen, 72 
Van Eroeehuysen, 72 ' 
Van Kriig, 23, 24, 166 
Van Brugge, 128 
Van Brugh, 23, 123, 127, 

Van Bnmt, 72 
Van I'unick, 73 
Van Buren, 73 
Van Bursing, 23 
Van Campen, Compen, 

Van Cassant, 73 
Van Cleef, 73 
Van Clyf, 23, 82, 126 
Van Coppenol, 73 
i Van Cortlandt, 27, 56, 73, 
82, 83, 120, 126 
Vancot, 112 
Van Couwenhoven, 25, 

73, 84 
Van Dalse, 23 
I Van Dalsen, 28 
' Van Dam, 23, 25. 26, 86, 
j 122, 123, 125, 163, 169 

Vandelaar. 115 
I Van den Berg, Burgh, 
30, 81. IIS, 120, 127, 
132. 168 
Van den Boog, 85 
Van den Bos, 73 
Van Denen, 73 
Van der Beek, Beecke, 
24, 27, 73, 81. 82, 84, 
88, 116, 118, 121, 125, 
12S, 129, 163 
Van der Belt, 73 
Van der Bogaert, 73 j 

Van der Briel, 73 
Van der Donk, 73 | 

Van der Driesche, 81 
Van der Hagen, 73 1 

Van der Heide, Heyde, | 
23, 27, 81, 126 j 

Van der Heul, 29, 81, 84, 
87, IIS, "8, 119, 123, 
125, 168 j 

Van der Hoef, 31 ' 

Van der Kuyl, 73 I 

Vanderlyn, 138 
Van der Meer, 24, 88, I 

125, 126, 163 j 
Van der Mulen, 122 

Van der Peich, 73 - 

Van der Poel, Vander- j 

poel, 71, 82, 97, 167 
Van der Schelling, 73 | 
Van der Scheure, Schure, I 

23, 81, 168 ! 

Van der Spiegel, 23, 26, 

73, 84, 8f, 88, 119, 

122, 123, 124, 125, 

126, 127, 163, 167, 169 j 

Van der Sluys, 73 ' 

Van der Veen, 117, 167 

Van der Veer, 73 

Van der Voord, Vander- 
voort, 18, ig. 33, 8s, 

Van der Water, Van de 
Water, 23, 25, 27, 28, 
29. 31, 73- 85, 87, 88, 
ii6, 117, 121, 128, 
129. 165, 168 

Van der Wielen, 73 

Van der West, 73 

Van Deurse, 23, 25, 28, 

82, 86, 114, 115, 122, 

123, 127, 168 
Van Duerse, 82, 127, 162, 

163, i6s, 166 
Van Deursen, 162 
Van Deventer, 117, 128 
Van Deventer, 73, 88 
Vandieu, 73 
Van Doom, 73, 88, 117 
Van Driese, 165 
Van Dublin, 73 
Van Duyckhuys, 73 
Van Duyn, 73, 126, 128, 

Van Du^velant, 73 
Van Dyck, Dyk, 26, 73, 

82, 83, 84, 86. 92, 94, 

117, 119, 122, 123, 

I2S, 129, 164, 166, 

Van Ecks, 73 

Van Edam, 73 

Van Ekele. 123 

Van Ekeleu, Ekele, 83, 

84, 85 
Van Ens, 73 
Van Enveen, 28 
Van Eps, 118, 167 
Van Es, 73 
Van Exveen, 83 (see 

\ 'anoiveen) 
Van Framker, 73 
Van Frederickstad, 74 
Van Garder, 74 
Van Gelder. 23, 24, 26, 
28, 29, 83, 87,88, 114, 
115, 122, 124, 125, 
127, 128, 164, 167, 
Van Gelthuys, 74 
Van Gertruydenburgh, 74 
Van Giessen, 25, 81, 85, 

163, 166 
Van Gloockens, 74 
Van Gorham, 74 
Van Gouthoeven, 69 
Van Gunst, 23, 30, 166 
Van Gust, iig 
Van Haagen, 74 
Van Haen, 74 
Van Halen, 74 
Van Hamelwaard, 74 
Van Heckele, 164 
Van Heyningen, Heinin- 

gen, 74. 84. 166 
Van Hoeck, Hoek, 26, 
28, 29, 84. 114, 119, 
121, 123 
Van Hoesen, 74, 113. 116, 

117, 164 
Van Hooghvelt, 74 
Van Hoogte, 83. 88 
Van Hoorn, 23. 25, 29, 80, 
87, 88, 114, 117. iiS, 
121, 123, 124, 129, 
162, 165, 168, 169 
Van Houten, 74, 137 
Van Husen. 23 
Van Imburg, 24, 81, 85, 

87, 127 
Van Kampen, 74 
Van Kerck, 74 

Index to Names in Volume XV. 


Van Kleef, 123 

Van Kortlant, 81, 87, 

Van Kootwyck, 74 
Van Kouwenhore, 162 
Van Laar, Laer, 23, 74, 

82, 85, 88, 116, 119, 

Van Leuwen, 74 
Van I.eyilen. 74 
Van Lier, 74 
Van Linningen, 74 
Van Loewenstein, 32 
Van Loo, 74 
Van Luyderdorp, 74 
\'an Luyten, 74 
Van Maesterlanilt, 74 
Van Manen, 74 
Van Meeteren, 74 
Van Merkerk, 74 
Van Meulen, 74 
Van Munnichendam, 74 
Van Mynen. 70 
Van Naerden, 74 
Van Nesten, 71 
Van Nieukeike, 74 
Van Neevvkerk, 74 
Van Norden, >i, 74, 78, 

122, 126, 128, 162 
Van Nordruge, 74 
Van Noostrant, 74 — 
Van Niiys. 74 

Van Oosterhave, 84 
Van Ort, Oort, 84, 125 
\'an Oy, 74 
Van Pelt, 31, 74, 121, 127, 

Van Raust, 43 
Van Rensselaer, 96 
Van Rollegom, 27, 82, 83, 

115, 119, 122, 124 

Van Romine, Rommen, 

26, 27, 28 
Van Rotterdam, 75 
Van Ruth, 75 
Van Sante, 84 
Van Sauten, 75 
Van Schaick, 26, 27, 75, 

80, 81, 82, 86, 88, 

115, 117, 118, 122, 

123, 124, 128, 129, 
162, 167, 178 

Van Schoonderwoerdt, 75 
Van Schure, Schuren, 75, 

76, 121 
Van Sent, 83 
Van Sichgelen, 75 
Van Sicklen, 176 
Vansioyre, 113 
Van Soest, 75 
Van Sleswyck, 75 
Van Slyck, 75 
Van Steltyn, 75 
Van Stoutenburgh, 75 
\^an Sutphen, 75 
Van Tassel, 32 
Van Teyl, 75 
Van Thienhoven, 85, 118, 

167, 178 
Van Tnuyl, 23, 80, 86, 88, 

116, 117, 126, 127, 
12S, 165, 178 

Van Tilburg, 83. 85 
Van Trigt, 163 
Van Twiller, 75 
Van Utrecht, 75 
Van Valckenburg, 75 
Van Vechten, Veghten, 
75, 98, 128, 164, 168 
Van Vee, 75 
Van Veen, 75 
Van Veere, 75 
Van Velse, 119 
Van Venloo, 75 

Van Vlecburg, 75 

Van Vleek, 85, 115, 122, 

168, 178 
Van Vlerkom, 125 
Van Vliet, 71, 75 
Van Venrde, 28, 120, 162 
Van Volkenburgh, 44 
Van Voorhees, 75. 140 
\'an Voorhis. 136, 137, 

140 (see Voorhees) 
Van Voorhoudt, 75 

Van Voorhuys, 75 - 

Van Vorst, 24. 28, 29. 83, 

121, 124 
Van Vredenburch, 75 
Van Waalwyck, 75 
Van Wedtbroek, 75 
Van Wesepe, 73 
Van Wickelen, 75 
Van Wie, 75 
Van Winkle, 91, 136 
Van Woart, 71 
Van \Vy, 118 
Van Wyck, 71, 75, 77 
Van Vsselstein, 75 
Van Zante, Van 't Zant, 

114, i?2, 166, 167 
Van Zutphen, 75 
Varnitt, 80 
Vechten, 75 
Veen, 71 
Veets, 24 
Velsen, 71 
Velsey, 79 
Verbeeck, 75 
Ver Brugge, 81, 83, 84, 

Ver Plank, 120 
Ver Schuere, 119 
VerWy, 128 
Verele, 75 
Verhagen, 75 
Verity, 78, 80, iii, 113, 

Verkerk, 76 
Verlett, 49 
Vermilye, 139 
Vermeulen, 76 
V^erniele, 76 
Vernoey, 76 
Verplanck, 76, 97, 13Q, 

Verschier, 76 
Verwey, 25 
Vezeni, 139 
Vickers, 82, 129 
Viele, Vieley, 23, 28, 117, 

Vinet, 139 
Vincent, 25, 27, 76, 103, 

Vincian, 76 
Vliereboom, 81, 117, 119, 

123, 163 
Vliet, 71 

Volck, Volckertse, 24, 76 
Volkenburgh, 71 
Vonck, Vonk, 26, 27, 83, 

Voorhees, Verbis, 133, 140 

Voorhout, 71 

Voorn, 71 
, Voorst, 76 

Vos, 76 
\ Vredenberg, 24, 29, 83, 
86, 90, 120, 121, 163, 

I ^^^. 

\ Vredericks, 114, 115 
[ Vreesen, 76 

I Vrelant, Vrelandt, 28, 29, 
j . 53. 125. J29 

Vriese, 71 

Vrymans, 115 

Vyanen, 71 

Wade, 32, 135, 136 ' 

Wadsworth, 142 
Waele, 71 
Wagenaar, 76 
Wager, 10 
Wakenian, 153, 154 
Waldron, 24, 27, 29. 76, 

84, 85, 87, 119, 127, 

129, 163, )66, 167, 

Walgraef, 29, 85, 121, 162 
Walker, 18, 32, 89, 136, 

Walsh, 179 
Walters, 24, 78, 84, 112, 

116, 165 
Walton, 84, 137, 168 
Wanshaar, 26, 27, 85, 114, 

123, 127 
Wanser, Wanzer, 77, 79, 

112, 176 
Ward, 32, 33, 43- 44, 79. 

Warham, 141 
Warner, 90 
Wamiont, 71 
Warren, 143, 168 
Warten, 76 
Wassenaer, 71 
Wateringhen, 71 
Waterlant, 71 
Waters, 112, 113, 164 
Watson, 32, 90, 131, 132, 

Webb, 31, 33 
Webber, Webbers, 25, 83, 

86, 118, 128, 163, 164 
Webster. 133 
Weeks, 77, 78, 79, 80, in, 

112, 113, 135 
Weir, 90, 133 
Weissenfells, 90 
Wells, 64, 66, 90 
Welman, 137 
Welmot, 33 
Wemmen. 165 
Wemp, 76 
Wena, 71 

Wendel, 83, 118, 163 
Wentworth, 92 
Werts, 31 
Werve, 71 
Wessels, 22, 24, 25, 30, 

53, 76, 84, 87, IIS, 

120, 122, 126, 162, 

164, 168, 169 
Wesselse, 24, 30, 84, 85, 

93. 115, 120. 124, 125, 

126, 127, 162, 167 
Wesselsen, 76 
W'esses, 29 
West, 24, 79, 133 
Westcott, 39 
Westerbeeck, 71 
Westercamp, 76 
Westman, 136 
Weston. 80, 92, 134 
Wetherspoon, 137 
V'etmore, 78 
Whaley, 77, 80, 112 
Whartman, 33 
Whitall, 171 
Wheaton, 31 
Wheeler, 32, 33, in 
Whitaker, 89 
Whitlock, 134 
Whitefield, 32, 33 
Whitehead, 43, 49, 93 
Whiielock, 33 
White, 12, 20, 23, 85, 90, 

91, 92, 133, 137, 143, 

146, 162, 169 
Whiting, 91 
Whitman, 175 

Whittemore, 133 
Whittet, 90 
Whittier, 65, 67 
Whitney, 32, 112 
Whipper, 112 
Whipps, 90 
Whitson, 79, 175 
Wicks, 93 
Wieldrecht, 71 
W'ielness, 71 
Wienrick, 76 
Wiggins, 57 
WiUays, 76 
Wilcoxsen, 92 
Wilems, 164 
Wilders, 46, 141 
Wilkie, 136 
Willard, 108, in 
WiUems, Willemse, WiU- 

emsen, 76 
Willex, 163, 167 
Willicke, 120 
Willkens, 76 
Wilkenson, 128 
Wilkes, 127 
Wilkesse, i6g 
Wilkie. 137 
Williams, 77, 79, 83, 89, 

103, 135, 137. 143. 

Willetts, Willet, 23, 42, 
,. 43. 94, 172. 175 

Willis, 136, 170-176 

Wilse, Wilsie, 91, 92. 120 

Wilson, Willsen, 31, 42, 
78, 80, 91, 136, 138, 

Wilt, 136 

Winans, 32 

Winds, 67 

Winne, 124 

Winship, 43 

Winter, 24 

Winthrop, 94, 157, 158 

Winton, 179 

Wiskhousen, 76 

Wisse, 71 

Witherly, 67 

Witsent, 76 

Wittemayer, 140 

Witvelt, Wittveldt, 24, 83 

Woeder, 29, 81, n6, 118 

Woeders. 27 

Woederd, Woedert, 81, 
121, 169 

Woerden, 71 

Woert, 71 

Woertman, 30, 76, 118, 
119, 129, 163 

Wolcott, 140 

Wolf, 76 
' Wolfertsen, 76 

Wollen. 58 

WoUey, 53, 56, 61 

Wood, 19. 33, 63, 78, 80, 
93. 112, 113, 132, 133, 
I 134, 136, 170 

' Woodbridge, 141, 142 

Woodert, 166 

Woodruff, 91, 134, 137 

Woodward, Woodard, 24, 

Wool, 134 

Wooley, 136 

Woolsey, 94, 137, 157, 
158, 159 

Worden, 136 
; Wordrop, 21 

Woriman, 79 
j Worster, 77 
1 Woude, 71 

Wouters, 77 

Wouterse, 77, £6, 114, 
162, 165 


Index to Names in Volume XV. 

Woutersen, 119 

Wright, 32, 79, 89, 98, 

133. 136 
Wryburgh, 71 
Wuimstaal, 166 
Wybrantz, 165 
Wybrantse, 127 
Wyche, 31 
Wyck, 71 
Wyckoff, Wykof, 77, 115, 


Wylie, 9 1 
Wyngaerde, ^\ 
Wynhart, 77 
Wynkoop, 19, 77, 84, 87, 

125, 129, 137 
Wynants. 28, 84, 88, 127 
Wynne, 57 
Wyt, 30, 122 

Yates, 103 

Yedesse, 169 

Yeets, 114 

Yeomans, 79, 132 

Yk, 82, 86 

Youle, 90 

Youngs, 20, 59, 60, 61, 

62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 

68, 136 
Yselsteyn, Yselstein, 71, 

162, 167 
Yser Steen, 82 

Zaenhn, 71 
Zane, 171 
Zantvoort, 168 
Zelyns, 121 
Zevender, 71 
Zevenhuyzen, 77 
Zirieten, 71 
Zuydwyck, 71 
Zyl. 71 

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1883. Memorial of George W. Salter. Washington, D. C, 1S82. 
Frotn Dr. Henry R. Stiles. Hartford Directory for 1840. Hartford, Ct. 
From A. B. Davenport. Centennial Celebrations, 1782, 1882, Stamford, Ct. Supple- 
ment to Genealogy and History Davenport Family, Stamford, 1876. 
From the Author. Memorial of George Edward Hayes, by Charles Welles Hayes. 

Buffalo, 1882. 
From Admir,\l George H. Preble, U. S. N Memorial of Admiral Dahlgren. 

New York, 18S3. Notes for a History of Steam Navigation. Philadelphia, 1882. 
From Albert Hopkins. Hopkins Family Genealogy. Providence, 1882. 
From Lieut. A. D. Schenck, U. S. A. Register United States Navy for 1880. 

Washington, D. C. 
From Morris P. Ferris. Ten Addresses and Sermons. Various dates. 
Frof>i Hon. James W. Gerard. The Lnpress of Nationalities upon the City of 

New York. New York, 1883. 
From Donald G. Mitchell. Woodbridge Family Record. New Haven, Ct., 1S83. 

Other donations to the Library of the Society will be acknowledged in the April number of 

the Record. 

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. 


The object of this Society is to concct 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 meetines 
are open to the public. 


Membership. — For admission to the Society, the candidate must be nominated by a 
meml>«r, 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 Five 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. 
Tlie 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 Biographical Bibliography, 

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Vol. XV. 


No. 2. 

Genealogical and Biographical 


Devoted to the Interests of American 
Genealogy and Biography, 



April, 1884.. 


MoTT Memorial Hall, No. 64 Madison Avenue, 

Np:w York; City. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 

Piihlicatioii Conimittet : 





1. Deputy Gov. John Berry of Ne\v Jersey and his Family. 

By Thomas H. Edsall. . . 49 

2. The Moore Family of Southold, L. I. By Charles B. 

Moore 57 

3. Of the Knighthood and Nobility in Holland. Translated 

from the Dutch. By James Riker 69 

4. List of Early Immigrants to New Netherland. Alpha- 

betically Arranged with Additions. By the late Teunis 

G. Bergen. 72 

5. Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. — Mar- 

riages. By Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. (Continued). . . ']'] 

6. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of 

New. York — Baptisms (Continued). 81 

7. Records of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches 

in the City of New York— Marriages (Continued). . . 89 

8. Notes and Queries — British Flag— Cogswell in America — 

Brockway, 92— Errata, 80 — Hayden, 92 — Jessup, 68 — Ouincy — 
Lintal — Trotter— Ludlam — Moffit — Miller, 93 — Smith — Valuable 
Book — Woolsey, 94. . . . . . . . . 92 to 94 

9. Notes on Books— The Papers and Biography of Lyon Gardmer, 

1 599-1663, with an Appendix by Curtiss C. Gardiner, St. Louis, 
1883, 94 — Historical Account of 150th Anniversary of the Church 
of New Canaan, Ct., 1883, 95 — Daniel Tyler, A Memorial 
Volume, Containing his Autobiography and War Record, New 
Haven, 1883, 95 — Records of William Spooner, of Plymouth, 
Mass., and His Descendants. Vol. I., Cincinnati, O., 1883. 
10. Obituary — William H. Hunt — Schuyler Van Rensselaer. . . 96 


While the Publication Committee aim to admit into the 
Record such Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical 
matter, only, as may be relied on for accuracy and authen- 
ticity, it is to be understood that neither the Society or 
Committee are responsible for misstatements of facts (if 
any), or for the opinions or observations contained or 
expressed in articles under the names, or initials, of 

All communications intended for the Record should be 
addressed to "The Publication Committee of the Record," 
at the rooms of the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, No. 64 Madison Avenue, New York. 

I^^The Record will be found 011 sale at the rooms of the 
Society, No. 64 Madison Avenue, and at the Book Store of 
E. W. Nash, No. 80 Nassau Street, New York. Vol. I., with 
Tndex, price, One Dollar; subsequent Vols., with Index, Two 
iJollars each. Subscription, Two Dollars per Year ; Single 
Numbers Sixty Cents. 

Payments for subscriptions, and annual dues of Members of the 
Society, should be sent to ALEXANDER I. COTHEAL, Treasurer, 
No. 64 Madison Avenue, New York City. 


From Mrs. E. D. Moi^GAN. Memorial of Gov. Edwin D. Morgan. New York, 1S83. 

Frotn Mrs. N. B. Wilder. Book of the Wilders. New York, 1878. 

From A. B. Davenport. Anniversary Congregational Church. New Canaan. 

From The Author. Notes on the surname of Marshall, by George William Marshall, 
LL. D. London. 2 vols., Svo., 18S3. 

From The Society. Memorial Biographies of the New England Genealogical Society. 
Vol. 3, 1856-1859. I vol., Svo. ]3oston, 1883. 

From MoREY H. Bartow. The Consecration of Henry C. Potter, D.D. A Sermon by 
Howard Crosby, D.D., on the City's Disease and Remedy. New York. 1S83. 

From The Author. The Moslems of Spain, by A. S Carhart. New York, 1883. 

Frotn Joh.x Ward Dean. Memoir Col. Joseph L Chester. Svo. paper. Boston, 1884. 
Descendants of Thomas Deane. Boston, 1S83. 

From John J. Latting. Evacuation Day, 1783, by James Riker. New York, 1883. 

Frotn Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. Biographical Sketches of Robert L. and Alexander 
Stuart. Svo. New York, 1884. The Life of General U. S. Grant. Svo. New 
York. Tenth Annual Report Association for Reform Law of Nations. Svo. 
London, 1SS3. 

From Donald G. Mitchell. The Life of General Daniel Tyler. New Haven, 1S83. 

From Hon. E. M. Barton. A Monograph on the Portraits of Cohmrbus, by James 
D. Butler. Bates' Discourse on Deacon Washington White, 1S77. 

From The Author. The Humphreys Genealogy, by Frederick Humphreys, M.D. 
Parts 2 and 3 quarto. New York, 1S83. 

From Dr. Henry R. Stiles. Portrait of Dr. David P. Holton. CuUom's Sketch 
Gen. John G. Swift, U. S. A. Dr. Broglie's Visit to American in 17S2. 

Frotn Rev. E. D. G. Prime, D.D. Annals of the Society of Mechanics and Trades- 
men. New York, 18S2. 

Frotn Rhode Island Historical Society. Memorial of Zachariah Allen, 1795. By 
Amos Peri-y, A.M., 1882. Cambridge, 1883. 

From The Author. A Sketch of Oliver Pollock, by Rev. H. E. Hayden. Harris- 
burgh, Pa., 1883. The Wistzel Memorial, 1S83. 

Frotn The Regents. Documents Relating to Colonial History of New York. Vol. 
XIV. Albany, 1S83. 

Frotn The Author. Town Papers New Hampshire. Vol. XII., by Isaac W. Ham- 
mond. Concord, 1883. 

Frotn Bureau Educ.a.tio.\. Report of the Commissioners of Education. Washington, 

From The Author. The Chittenden Family, by Dr. Alvin Talcott, New Haven, 
Ct., 1882. 

Frotn Rev. Henry T. Scudder. Genealogy Early Settlers Trenton and Ewing. 
By Hannah L. Cooley, 1883. 

From The Author. Necrology of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Phila- 
delphia for 18S1-2-3, by Charles Henry Hart. Memoir of Samuel S. Haldeman, 
by Charles Henry Hart. Philadelphia, 1881. Bibliographia Websteriana. New 
York, 1883. 

From The Author. Genealogical Memoranda of the Family of Gresham, by Grandville 
Leveson Gower, F.S.A. Lon Ion, 1883. 

Frotn The Author. The Papers and Biography of Lion Gardiner, 1599-1663, by Curtiss 
C. Gardiner. St. Louis, 18S3. 

Frotn The Author. The Palmer Records, by Noyes T. Palmer. Brooklyn, iSSi. 

Frotn The Author. Josiah Hornblower and the First Steam Engine in America, by 
William Nelson. Newark, N. J., 1883. 

From Dr. Ellsworth Eliot. Tribute of the Chamber of Commerce to Peter Cooper. 
New York, iSSo. 

Frotti The Society. The Wisconsin Historical Collection. 

From Henry T. Drowne. Memorial Sketches of Stephen Whitney Phceni.x. Boston, 

Frotn The Author. Rev. William Schenck, His Ancestry and his Descendants, by 
A. D. Schenck, U.S.A. Washington, 1883. 

Frotn Prof. Franklin B. Dexter. Yale College in 1SS3; Obituary Record of Yale 
College Graduates, 1883 ; Catalogue of Yale College, 18S3. 

Frotn Henry I. Scudder. Piatt's " Old Times in Huntington." an address. 1S76. 

Frotn Produce Exchange. Annual Reports New York Produce Exchange for 1882-3, 
by Elmore H. Walker. 

Frotn L. Sage. Genealogical Notes of the Sage Family, 1S7S. 

From The Author. Historical Sicetch of Baptist Church, Haddenfield. 

Frotn The Society. Semi-Centennial Celebration of the City of Buffalo, 1S32-1S82. 
Buffalo, 1SS2. 

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. 


The object of this Society is to couect 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 f 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. 


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 Five 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 


First Vice-President^ Second Vice-President, 


Corresponding Secretary, Recorditig Secretary, 


Treasurer, Librarian, 


Registrar of Pedigrees, 

Executive Committee, 



Committee on Biographical Bibliography, 

Trustees : 

Term Expires, 1885. Term Exiires 1886. Term Expires, 1887. 





Vol. XV. 

J No. 3. 






Devoted to the Interests of American 
Genealogy and Biography. 



July, 1884, 


MoTT Memorial Hall, No. 64 Madison Avenue, 

New York City. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 

Publication Cotninittee : 





Pruyn Family. Biographical Sketch of Hon. Robert H. Pruyn, 
LL.D. With a Portrait. 97 

Biography of Col. Richard Nicolls. By Edward Holland Nicol. 103 

Notes on the Livingston Family. By E. Brockholst Livingston, 
F.S.A. Scot. . . 105 

Genealogical Sketch of the Hart and Hooker Families. By Mrs. 
Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps 108 

Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. — Marriages. 
Communicated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. (Continued". . .111 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New 
York — Baptisms (.Continued). 114 

Copies of Letters to and fro.m J.\mes Alexander, Esq. Contrib- 
uted by Miss Elizabeth C. Jay. ......... 130 

Records of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches of the 
City of New York — Marriages ^Continued) 132 

Notes and Queries. — Anniversary Meeting — Another Costly Book — Beach 
— Hawley — Coggeshall Family Reunion — Cogswells, 138 — Frelinghuysen — 
Gilley - Johnston Family — Knowlton — New Barbadoes Neck — Register of the 
French Church, 139 — Seaman Family — Schuyler — Sloo — Smith — Voorhees. 140 
10. Notes on Books — Windsow Farms, by J. A. Stoughton, 140 — The Halls of 
New England, by Rev. D. B. Hall, i4i^Proceedings of the N. E. H. and G. 
Society, 141 — Some Records of the Dyer Family, by C. C. J. Dyer, 141 — • 
History of the First Church in Hartford, Ct., by Rev. G. L. Walker, 142 — Our 
French Allies, by E. M. Stone, 142 — Acadia, a lost Chapter in American His- 
tory, by P. H. Smith, 143 — Memorial Biographies, \'ol. 3, 143 — Ralph Wal- 
do Emerson, by Wm. Hague. D.D., 143 — Heraldry in England and America, 
by Geo. H. Howell, 143 — Sketch of the Pratt Family, 143 — The Dearborns, 
144 — History of Chicago, Vol. i, 144— The Humphrey Family, Part 4 . 144 


While the Publication Committee aim to admit into the 
Record such Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical 
matter, only, as may be relied on for accuracy and authen- 
ticity, it is to be understood that neither the Society or 
Committee are responsible for misstatements of facts (if 
any), or for the opinions or observations contained or 
expressed in articles under the names, or initials, of 

All communications intended for the Record should be 
addressed to "The Publication Committee of the Record," 
at the rooms of the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, No. 64 Madison Avenue, New York. 

I^^The Record will be found on sale at the rooms of the 
Society, No. 64 Madison Avenue, and at the Book Store of 
E. W. Nash, No. 80 Nassau Street, New York. Vol. I., with 
Index, price. One Dollar; subsequent Vols., with Index, Two 
jJollars each. Subscription, Two Dollars per Year ; Single 
Numbers Sixty Cents. 

Payments for subscriptions, and annual dues of Members of the 
Society, should be sent to ALEXANDER I. COTHEAL, Treasurer, 
No. 64 Madison Avenue, New York City. 


From April to June, 1884. 

From William Alfred Jones. Portraits of Philip Livingstone, one of the 
" Signers," and of Edward Livingston, author of the Civil and Criminal 
Code of Louisiana. 

" Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. A Comprehensive History of Eastham, 
Wellfleet and Orleans, County of Barnstable, Mass. From 1644 to 
1844. by Rev. Enoch Pratt of Brewster. Yarmouth, 1844, i vol. Svo. 
and 18 Pamphlets. 

" Mrs. C. Joy-Dver. Records of the Dyer Family. i2mo. New York. 
The Author. Biographical Sketch of John A. Weisse, M.D., New 
York, 1883. 

The Society. Proceedings of the Bostonian Society. Svo. Boston, 

Rev. B. S. Skenck, D.D. The Burning of Chambersburg. Svo, cloth. 

Phil., 1865. 
Rev. Edmund Guilbert. Year Book of the Church of the Holy Spirit. 

New York, 1883. 

A. A. Vorsterman Van Dyen. Dictionnaire Nobitaire— Catalogue of 

Genealogies, etc. Hague, Holland, 1883. 
The Author and Publisher. History of Chicago. From the Earliest 

Period to the Present Time, in 3 vols. Vol. I, ending with the year 

1857. By A. T. Andreas. Quarto, maps and illustration, pp. 648. 

Chicago, 1884. 
The Author. History of Steam Navigation. By Admiral George H. 

Preble, U. S. N. i vol. Svo. Philadelphia, 1884. 
James N. Arnold. Narragansett Historical Magazine. Vol. 2. No. 4. 

Hamilton, R. I. 
The Author. Humphrey's Family in America. Part 4. By Frederick 

Humphreys, M. D., New York, 1SS4. 
John A. Stoughton. Windsor Farms. A Glimpse of an Old Parish. 

Svo. 1883. Hartford, Conn. 
Harrison A. Gleine. History of Dauphin County, Pa., 1785-1876. 

By George H. Morgan. Svo, cloth. Harrisburgh, 1877. 
M. H. Stafford. Muster Rolls N. Y. S. Vol. Vols, i, 2, 3. Quarto. 

Albany, 1864-5. Sketch James Osborne Safford. 
Historical Notes of the Kip Family. Anniversary of Weymouth. 

By Chas. F. Adams. 
Daniel Goodwin, Jr. Discourse on the Dearborns, Chicago, 18S4. 
Lieut. A. D. Schenck, Army Register, Washington, 1S83. 
Levi Parsons. The Visitation of Cheshire. By John Paul Rylands. 

London, 1882. 
Thomas Spooner. Spooner Genealogy. Vol. I. Cincinnati, 1883. 
The Author. Pedigree of the Conant Family. By Francis Odell 

Conant. Portland, Maine, 1884. 
The Author. The Halls of New England. By Rev. David B. Hall, 

A. M. Albany, 1883. 
Joseph G. Buttre. The American Pojcrait Gallery. By Lillian^C. 

Buttre. Nos. 41 to 60, inclusive. New Vork, 1884. 
The Author. Ralph Waldo Emerson. By Rev. William Hague, D.D. 

New York, 1SS4. . 

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. 


The object of this Society is to conect 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 f excepting July, August and September), at half-past seven o'clock p. M., 
at the MoTT Memorial Hall, 64 Madison Avenue, Is^ew 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. 


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 Resideiit Membership requires the payment, annually, of Five 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, 



Cornmittee on Biographical Bibliography, 

Trustees : 
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Vol. XV. / 


No. 4. 

Genealogical and Biographical 


Devoted to the Interests of American 
Genealogy and Biography. 




October, 1884.. 


MOTT Memorial Hall, No. 64 Madison Avenue, 

New York City. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 

Publication Committee : 





Sketch of Hon. John Stevens, of Perth Amboy, New York City 
AND Hunterdon Co., N. J. Bv Richard F. Stevens. . . 145 

Rogers' Lineage. By Rev. Benjamin W. Dwight, Clinton, N. Y. 150 

Notes on the Livingston Family. A Short Account of Its 
Early History. By E. Brockholst Livingston, F.S.A.Scot. . 159 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New 
York. Baptisms {Cofi/una-J) 162 

Willis Family on Long Island, N. Y. By Benjamin D. Hicks. 170 

Records of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. Communi- 
cated by Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq. Marriages (Continued). . 176 

Notes .a.nd Queries. — Coggeshall Family Re-union, i77~Hart, 177-- 
Index to Names, 177 — Menitt, 177 — Corrections, 177 — Stoutenburgh. 178 

Notes on Books. — The Centennial of Incorporation (of Charleston, 
S. C), 1883, 178 — Genealogical and Historical Record of the Carpen- 
ter Family, by James Usher. . . . . . . . .178 

9. Obituary. — Biography of Jonathan S. Lawrence, M.D., by Dr. George 
H. Butler, 179 — George C. Arnold, Esq., 180— Rev. Caleb Sprague 

Henry, D.D 180 

10. Index to Vol. xv 181 


While the Publication Committee aim to admit into the 
Record such Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical 
matter, only, as may be relied on for accuracy and authen- 
ticity, it is to be understood that neither the Society or 
Committee are responsible for misstatements of facts (if 
any), or for the opinions or observations contained or 
expressed in articles under the names, or initials, of 

All communications intended for the Record should be 
addressed to "The Publication Committee of the Record," 
at the rooms of the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, No. 64 Madison Avenue, New York. 

l^^ The Record will be found on sale at the rooms of the 
Society, No. 64 Madison Avenue, and at the Book Store of 
E. W. Nash, No. 80 Nassau Street, New York. Vol. I., with 
Index, price, One Dollar; subsequent Vols., with Index, Two 
iJoUars each. Subscription, Two Dollars per Year ; Single 
Numbers Sixty Cents. 

Payments for subscriptions, and annual dues of Members of the 
Society, should be sent to ALEXANDER I. COTHEAl^ Treasurer, 
No. 64 Madison Avenue, New York City. 


Received from July to October, 1884. 

From Hon. Thomas C. Amory. Daniel Sullivan's visits, May and June, 1781, 
to General John Sullivan in Philadelphia. By the Donor, Boston, 1884. 
" Gen. Jas. Grant Wilson. History of the Bradlee Family, with par- 
ticular reference to the Descendants of Nathan Bradlee of Dorchester, 
Mass. Collected and arranged by Samuel Bradlee Doggett. Boston, 
1878. Genealogical and other Pamphlets. 

Thomas Addis Emmet, M.D. Memoir James Marion Sims, M.D. 
By the Donor. New York, 1884. 

Charles B. Norton. The American Exhibition. London, 1884. 
Dr H. E. Henderson, A.m. The School of Salernum. An Historical 
Sketch. By the Donor. New York, 1883. 

Robert H. Eddy. John Pickering of Boston. By the Donor. Bos- 
ton, 1884. 

Frederick Humphreys, M.D. The Humphreys Family in America. 
Part V. By the Donor. New York, 1884. 

Robert Clarke & Co. The Life and Writings of John Filson, the 
First Historian of Kentucky. By Reuben T. Durrett. Filson Club 
Series No. i. Quarto. Cincinnati, 1884. 

Mrs. Mary Lathrop Gibson. Lathrop Family Memoir. By Rev. 
E. B. Huntington. Quarto, cloth. Ridgefield, Conn., 1884. 

William Alfred Jones. Memorial of Hon. David S. Jones. By the 
Donor. New York, 1849. 

James LfSHER. History of the Carpenter Family and Estate. By the 
Donor. New York, 1884. 

Gen. C. W. Darling. Historical Fallacies regarding Colonial New 
York. By Douglass Campbell. Utica, 1884. Transactions of the 
Oneida Historical Society of LTtica for 1881. 

William Henry Rawle. Unveiling the Statue of Chief-Justice Mar- 
shall. An Oration. By the Donor. Philadelphia, 1884. 

Prof. F. B. Dexter. Yale College in 1884. Obituary record of Grad- 
uates of Yale College for year ending June, 1884. 

Albany Institute. Memorial Tributes to Orlando Mead, LL.D. 

The Huguenot Society. The Huguenot Society of America, No. i 
New York, 1884. 

Harrison Wright. Manuscripts of the Earl of Ashburnham. By 
Leopold Delisle. Philadelphia, 1884. 

Bureau of Education. Circulars of Information. Nos. 2 and 3. 
Washington, 1884. 

John J. Latting. Catalogue of the University of the City of New 
York, Arts and Science. New York, 1884. 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. Journal 17th. Annual Convention 
P. E. Church Diocese of Rhode Island. Brooklyn, 1884. 

Rev. George Leon Walker. History of the First Church in Hart- 
ford, 1 633-1 883. By the Donor. Hartford, Conn., 1884. 

RuFUS King. An account of the Ancient and Noble Family of Keith. 
By P. Buchan. London, 1820. Constitution and By-Laws, St. Nich- 
olas Club, New York City. New York, 1884. 

Gen. William Birney. Sketch of the Life of James G. Birney. By 
the Donor. Chicago, 1884. 

I. N. Bagg. History First Congregational Church 'in West Springfield, 
Mass. Springfield, 1884. 

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t;JM^^ °<^^^^' f -^'^ ^^"^'^ ''.*° ^""''^^^ ^"^ preserve (also to publish, as far as nrac- 

cable), Genealogical, Biographical and HistoHcal mat er relating for the r^ost mr5 

though not exclusively, to the State of New York. ^ ' 


A library has been commenced, and now contains many volumes of rreat value to the 
genealogical student ; which, by donation, exchange and otherwise, is steidny incttsing. 


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 pV 
at the MoTT Memorial Hall, 64 Madison Avenue, New York^ At the meeting o^ ui; 
second Friday, papers wi 1 be read or addresses delivered. The meeting on the 
'T:,It\:tJl °^ ^ '"^^"^^^ -'' conversational character. Thesf meeti^ 


MKMBERSHIP.-For admission to the Society, the candidate must be nominated by a 

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s 1<IVE dollais and Restdent Membership requires the payment, annually, of Five dol- 
lars. 1 he Life membership fee (in lieu of all annual assessments) is Fifty dollars Pav- 
ment to be made to Alexander I. Cotheal, Treasurer, 64 Madison Avenue; N Y 
Tlie Clerks of the several Counties and Towns of the State are members of this Society 



First Vice-President^ 


Corresponditig Secreiarv, 




Second Vice-President, 
Recording Secretary, 


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Executive Co??imittee, 



Committee on Biographical Bibliography, 

Trustees : 
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