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Hendrick Willemsen, Baker, of New Amsterdam, and His Three Daughters

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By Pamela J. Sears








HENDRICK WILLEMSEN, Baker (or backer, as he was known in the records of New Amsterdam), was born circa 1617 and immigrated to New Netherland circa 16471 from Germany2 (probably of the Essen, Holstein province)3 with his wife Femmetje (Lammertie, Sammetie) Joosten, settling in New Amsterdam where he practiced his trade as a baker.4 Like the majority of German immigrants to New Netherland, he was undoubtedly a Lutheran, for he assumed a leadership role in the attempt to secure a Lutheran minister in New Amsterdam by signing numerous petitions to that effect.5 On 10 October of 1657, he was a signatory on the petition to grant permission for the Rev. Johannes Ernestus Gutwasser (or Goetwater) to remain in New Amsterdam. However, his children were all baptized in the New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church, and his three daughters married there and became members of that church, as evidenced by the Dominie Henricus Selyns’ List of members in 1686.6 In essence, Hendrick Willemsen was a stalwart Lutheran, an enterprising individual who was involved in the community, a doting father, and somewhat of a real estate investor. Although he had no sons to carry on his name, his daughters married well and left descendants who are identifiable today. Indeed, Joyce Goodfriend in “Before the Melting Pot” notes that as a member of the larger core group of immigrants, Hendrick Willemsen had surviving offspring, but not male heirs.7


On 13 April 1657, Hendrick Willemsen, Baker, took the prescribed oath, and registered for his "Small Burgher Right."8 He was a baker in New Amsterdam in 1658, in which year he made a contract to bake for the government.9 In 1660, when the City officials determined that the Heere Gracht was in need of repair, it was decided to assess individual property owners based on the size of their lots. Hendrick Willemsen’s property measured at 5 rods (the Dutch rod was 12 ½ feet) and 4 ½ feet, for a total assessment of 214 florins and 17 stivers. Hendrick refused to contribute, and was subsequently imprisoned. He was released, and told that he could pay in four installments, which he eventually agreed to.10 An ordinance was issued by the City Government on 25 March 1661 to the Bakers, and how they were to bake their bread, and Hendrick Willemsen subsequently, on 17 September 1661, registered his mark, promising to govern himself accordingly.11 On 21 October 1661, he was appointed inspector of bread,12 sent a remonstrance to the City Court on 9 January 1663 because many bakers were using unfit materials,13 and on 9 August 1666, was appointed Overseer of Bakers.14 On 24 February 1664, Hendrick Willemsen pledged 250 fl. on interest in behalf and for the fortification of New Amsterdam.15 He was appointed firewarden on 3 October 1665,16 re-appointed on 1 December 1668,17 and on 2 April 1670, he was appointed Overseer of Streets.18 During 1685 through 1688, Hendrick Willemsen was again mentioned as a baker in New York, and appointed Overseer of Bakers.19 Perhaps Hendrick soon thereafter retired from active involvement with baking and the community, for he disappeared from the records.


Hendrick Willemsen owned considerable property in New Amsterdam, and was seen frequently in the courts either to collect rent or to defend his skills as a landlord and settle a dispute with a tenant. However, Teunis G. Bergen, writing in 1881, was hopelessly confused when he mentioned, briefly, Hendrick Willemsen, baker, of New Amsterdam.20 He first acquired property in New Amsterdam from Adriaen Keyser on 6 Feb 1649, located in Lot 15 of Block E of the The Dutch Grants, and Lot 1, Block E, from Joost Teunissen van Naarden.21 Some time prior to October 1661, Willemsen sold, or, more probably, leased, the house and bolting mill and other appurtenances to Hendrick Jansen, a baker.22 His property on Maruelt [Marckvelt?] Street and Winckel Street was taxed on 24 July 1677 for City debts and expenses.23 Under “The Castello Plan” Stokes again described the above property, and stated that Hendrick Willemsen occupied Plot #1 of Block E, and subsequently sold the corner lot in 1680 to Fredrick Phillips.24 The houses and lots #’s 14 and 15 of Block E were still owned by the three daughters of Hendrick Willemsen in 1705, for Hendrick Willemsen died possessed of a good deal of property in New York/New Amsterdam.25


Very little is known of Femmetie Joosten, the wife of Hendrick Willemsen, and they probably married prior to their immigration, for no marriage record is found in the records of New Amsterdam. Her name is not given in the baptismal records of the three daughters, but she is mentioned in the will of Hendrick Willemsen as being deceased.26 Femmetie Joosten appeared in the records infrequently, and may have died as early as 1670, for she is not evident beyond the baptisms of her granddaughters Belitje Claerhout 16 January 1669, and Lysbeth van der Clyff, baptized 27 October 1669, both at the New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church.27 In his will, Hendrick Willemsen named his daughters thusly: He gives to his daughter Geesie, widow of Dirck Van Clyf, the third part of all his ground lying and being at New York, next to the house of Otto Gerritse, the corner side to hooke (corner) of the Heere Graft, with all the buildings. He leaves to his daughter Lemertie [Kinerte], last widow of Claas Kock [Lock], 1/3 of said land next to the ground above, with the buildings. To his daughter Grietie, wife of John Robberson, 1/3 of said ground next the ground of Peter Janse Messier, with buildings.28 The date of death of Hendrick Willemsen is not known, and no burial record has been found.


Hendrick Willemsen and Femmetie Joosten had issue (baptized in New Amsterdam):


1. Geesje Hendricks, baptized 19 January 1648;29

2. Kniertie Hendricks, baptized 24 October 1649;30

3. Grietje Hendricks, baptized 16 June 1652;31







1. Geesje Hendricks, the daughter of Hendrick Willemse and Femmetje Joosten, was baptized 19 January 1648, and married 3 April 1667 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church to Dirck Jansen van der Cliff from Alphen, Brabant, Netherlands.32 Nothing is known of the origins or parents of Dirck Jansen van der Cliff beyond that he was from Alphen as given in his marriage record. Geesje Hendricks and her husband Dirck Van der Cliff owned property outside the Wall that was called “Smith’s Fly” or “Smit’s Vlie” which was purchased from Hendrick Rycken on 9 August 1681.33 A description of the property and farm is given by J. H Innis in “New Amsterdam and Its People” with the probability that it was a place of resort, and that a tavern was operated there.34 Indeed, in 1686, Geesje and her husband were living “outside the Wall” according to the Domine Henricus Selyns Membership List of the New York Reformed Dutch Church.35 Dirck van der Cliff was an attorney or arbitrator of note in New York, and represented clients in the Courts,36 and gave power of attorney to his “trusty friend’ John Tuder on 25 April 1681.37 On 13 October 1684, Dirck Van der Cliff was chosen or elected assessor of the City,38 and elected Assistant Alderman on 14 October 1687.39Dirck Van der Cliff was part owner (with Dirck Smith) of the sloop “New York” as evidenced by a suit initiated by Nicholas Bayard against them.40 In his will, Dirck Smith (Van de Venter) appointed Dirck Van der Cliff and Peter Stoutenburgh as overseers and guardians of his son Jan Dirks, a minor.41 When things were not going well, they appealed to the Court for an order and guidance.42 As a burgher or inhabitant of New Amsterdam, on 19 April 1665, he was taxed a total of 18 fl. for the quartering of soldiers while living on “The Cingel or the City Wall.”43 He worked closely, in several cases, with Jacob Leisler44 and was instrumental in settling the estate of his sister-in-law, Grietje Hendricks, the widow of Cornelius Dircksen (Van Wensveen).45


Dirck van der Cliff executed a joint will with his wife Geesje Hendricks on 24 July 1686, written in Dutch. The survivor was to have control of the estate, and bring up the children to read, write, and learn a trade. He specifically mentioned his son John Dircks Van der Clyf and daughter Maria, but the under-aged children were not named.46 A date of death for the widow, Geesje Hendricks, has not been discovered, but we do know she was still living on 12 October 1712, for she witnessed the baptism of her grandson, Theodorus Hardenbroeck, at the New York Reformed Dutch Church.47


Geesje Hendricks and Dirck Jansen Van der Clyff had issue; all baptized in the New York Reformed Dutch Church (surname Van der Cliff):


4. Abraham, baptized 24 April 1668;48 no further trace; probably died young.

5. Lysbeth, baptized 27 October 1669;49 married John Bruce

6. Cornelia, baptized 17 December 1671;50 married Benjamin Norwood

7. Catharina, baptized 31 August 1674;51 married Jan Lowry

8. Willem Hendrick, baptized 14 February 1677,52 no further trace

9. Lucretia, baptized 24 July 1678,53 no further trace

10. Jan Dircksen, baptized 2 March 1681 (tweelingen),54 no further trace

11. Maria, baptized 2 March 1681 (tweelingen);55 married John Hickford

12. Margariet, baptized 15 June 1684;56 married Peter Bortel & Gilbert Rotery

13. Femmetje, baptized 27 April 1687;57 married Andries Hardenbroeck


2. Kniertje Hendricks, the daughter of Hendrick Willemsen and Femmetje Joosten, baptized 24 October 1649, married (1st) on 10 June 1668 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church to Walraven Claerhout,58whose origins are unknown beyond the statement that he was of Haerlem, North Holland. The records on Walraven Claerhout are not clear, and Jonathan Pearson in “Early Settlers of Albany County” said that he was the son of Pieter Claerbout, and was from Beverwick.59 At the time of his marriage to Kniertje Hendricks, Walraven Claerhout stated he was a bachelor, but it appears that he was not a very young man, for he was given a power of Attorney in 1662 and was a trader in 1660.60 He could have been a brother of Pieter who had a child in 1658 or not related at all. Pieter Claerbout and his wife Dirckje Alberts Scheuwen baptized a daughter Adriaentje on 7 April 1658 in the New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church, but then apparently returned to the Netherlands soon after that.61 Nowhere in the above records is a patronymic used or any other indication that Walraven was a son of Pieter. However, Walraven Claerhout, soon after the birth of their only child Belitje in January 1669, met an untimely death on 21 June 1670 while plying the Hudson River with Claes Hendricksen Lock, who owned the Sloop.62 His widow Kniertje then appeared in Court, suing Anna Gerrits for defamation on 23 August 1670.63


Kniertje Hendricks married (2nd) on 18 October 1671 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church to Claes Hendricksen Lock, the skipper of the sloop that was carrying Walraven Claerhout when he met his demise.64Little is known of his origins, except that he was of Amsterdam, according to his marriage record. On 14 August 1662, Claes Lock gave power of attorney to Philip Pietersen Schuyler, to represent him and exercise proper supervision over his sloop named the ‘Vergulde Hoorn’ (Gilden Horn), Arien Claessz, skipper.65 Jonathan Pearson wrote in 1871 that Claes Lock first appeared in the Fort Orange/Albany area circa 1655, owned a sloop in 1668, and was master of the sloop Sarah in 1684.66 Claes Lock apparently served in the second Esopus Indian War with Thomas Lodewyck Lewis, for they were directed by Peter Stuyvesant on 29 August 1663 to remain in the area until further instructions were forthcoming.67 From the Albany records (28 October and 7 November 1667), we learn that Claes Lock was contracted to travel to the New Haven Colony to bring back Albrechie Hendricks on behalf of Eytie Hendrickse, her sister, who had been held captive since 1655 when she and others sisters had been taken by the Indians from the Van der Donck property during the infamous uprising.68 We also learn that David Pieterse Schuyler sold his one half interest in his sloop to Claes Lock on the 29th October 1668, giving him full ownership.69 By 20 July 1679, Claes Lock was the owner of the sloop “Hester” also transporting goods between New York and Albany.70 Claes Lock was also involved in several lawsuits regarding the transportation of goods between 1668 and 1673 in the Albany area.71


From the early records of New York, we learn that Claes Lock, as a merchant/trader, assumed a leadership role, for he was appointed arbitrator/examiner for several disputes.72 As a sloop owner, he was among those who signed an agreement to pool their resources or freight charges, and regulate the traffic between the South River, Esopus, Willemstadt, and New York, by establishing a lottery system that would distribute the funds based on the weight or size of their respective sloops, dated 24 April 1674.73


On 24 February 1664, Claes Lock pledged 200 fl. for the fortification of the City of New Amsterdam;74 was taxed on 10 November 1676 to defray expenses for the new City Dock and other City debts (along with Dirck Van der Cliff]; 75 on 16 February 1676/77 he was listed as a City creditor;76 and, the property of Claes Lock was taxed 24 July 1677 for defraying City Debts and expenses [House on Heere Graft & y'e Bever Graft and Markett]77 Indeed, Kniertje Hendricks and her husband Claes Lock were living at this same address in 1686, when Domine Henricus Selyns made his list of members of the New York Dutch Reformed Church.78


The date of death of Claes Hendricks Lock has not been discovered, but we do know that he had died before 5 April 1692, as evidenced by the will of Hendrick Willemsen, where he called his daughter Kniertje “last widow of Claas Kock [Lock]”79 and he himself left no will or other testamentary disposition. Although no marriage record has survived, his widow then married (as her third husband) Joost Symons Duryea of Bushwick, the widower of Magdalena LeFevre and undoubtedly a neighbor of Kniertje’s father Hendrick Willemsen, who was living in Bushwick at the time he executed his will in 1692. Central to this genealogy, but more specifically to Kniertje Hendricks, is the discovery of her own will bearing the date of 4 May 1728, written in Dutch, and never filed or probated. The document was first discovered by Henry A. Stoutenburgh, who included it in his monumental work on the Dutch congregation of Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.80 Ironically, Mr. Stoutenburgh incorrectly assumed that the second wife of Joost Duryea was another by the same given name, to wit. Kniertje Pieters Meet, who had married Laurens Juriaenszen Haff, but the names of their children, and those named in the will of Kniertje (Hendricks) Duryea are in conflict. Indeed, the granddaughter of Kniertje Pieters Meet by the name of Kniertje Monfoort did marry Joost Schomp (as presented by Mr. Stoutenburgh), but more importantly, her husband, Joost Schomp, was the grandson of Kniertje Hendricks [vide infra]. Because the document itself is quaint, precious, and lends insight into the character of Kniertje Hendricks, it is included herewith in its entirety.81


On this day, the 4th of May, 1728, I, Kniertje Durje, widow of Joost Durje, realizing the certainty of death and the uncertain time and hour; from duty belonging to healthy life by God liberally bestowed, wills to dispose of her worldly estate.

In the first place and before all committing her needy soul to the Lord’s merciful protection through the blood of the Bride-groom Jesus Christ, and her body to the earth wherefrom the same to come is, and expecting the blessed resurrection to eternal life.

Firstly: Because Femmetje no setting out has had, shall have the cow with her belongings, the bed, bolster, two pillows and hangings and one new white coverlet, two sheets, and one pair of pillow cases, the great Bible and there above in money beforehand five pounds, with the parlor suit, the silk plaited apron, this make I to my eldest daughter, Femmetje.

Joost Shomp, his daughter Kniertje, she must the silver cup have and two pounds in money.

Femmetje’s son Nicholas must have in money three pounds because Kniertje godmother of him is.

Jocham P. Tehunn’s daughter Catryna she must also three pounds have, because I godmother to her be.

Further, so shall all the children equally share, to wit, the three feather beds.

Also this forgot, that Joost Shomp, his wife Margrietje, she shall the looking-glass have and the copper pail and the Church Book with the silver clasps.

My Will and Testament and all where-unto and wherein all solemly order to be observed and hold it after legal and binding.

Done at Boswyck the date as above.

[Actum, Boswyk, Den datum ut Supra.]

Catrina, one silver spoon as a gift.

"[Note - this is added] Jochum Ver Tehunn's femmetje's"

[Signed] Kniertje Durje,

Of Jose Durje.

Signed, sealed and up to be delivered in the presence of us,

Johannes Schenck,

Maddalena Schenck.


In his unrecorded will executed 13 December 1718 and proved 9 June 1727, Joost Duryea made mention of his wife (Cornelia in the William Pelletreau abstract)82, but the original will clarifies this discrepancy, where her name was written as Kernitie.83 Kniertje Hendricks had no children with her third husband, and her date of death is unknown, but it occurred sometime after 4 May 1728, when she was already 79 years of age.


Kniertje Hendricks and Walraeven Claerhout had issue (surname Claerhout):


14. Belitje, baptized 16 January 1669;84 married Pieter Cavelier


     Kniertje Hendricks and Claes Hendrickszen Lock had issue (surname Lock):


15. Femmetje, baptized 20 October 1672;85 married Dirck Andriessen

16. Catryntje, baptized 2 June 1675;86 married Jochem Verscheur

17. Margrietje, baptized 20 December 1682;87 married Joost Schomp

18. Hendrick, baptized 16 May 1686;88 probably died young

19. Adriaentje, baptized 14 November 1688;89 probably died young


3. Grietje Hendricks, the daughter of Hendrick Willemse and Femmetje Joosten, was baptized 16 June 1652 at the New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church. She married (1st) on 17 November 167290 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church to Cornelius Dirckszen (Van Wensveen), the son of Dirck Cornelisz (Van Wensveen) and Maritje Jans (of Vleckere, Norway), who had married [Banns] 28 August 1646 in New Amsterdam.91 Maritje Jans was the widow of Tymen Jansz and sister of the celebrated Anneke Jans. Cornelius Dirckszen was baptized at the New Amsterdam Dutch Church on 17 March 1647, and Anneke Jans Bogardus was a witness.92


The career and presence of Cornelius Dirckszen Van Wensveen in the records of New Amsterdam and New York was short lived, for he died at a very early age, shortly before 9 May 1678 at the age of 31 years.93Nevertheless, he was well connected, being the step-brother of Elsje Tymens, (the wife of (1st) Pieter Cornelis Van der Veen94 and (2nd) Jacob Leisler95),96 and of Jacob Loockermans97, both children of Maritje Jans. Grietje Hendricks, then the wife of Cornelius Dirckszen, was a witness at the baptism of Hester Leisler 8 October 1673 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church.98 In her will dated 7 May 1677 and proved 22 July 1678, Mary Jansen mentioned her son “Cornelis Dirchsen [corrected to Cornelius Dirckse] married with Gelise Hendricks [corrected to Grietie Hendrickse],” and in a codicil dated 1 November 1677, she made the following bequests: “To son, Cornelis, the Great Bible, and to his wife 3 silver spoons.”99


The Mayor’s Court nominated Cornelius Dirckszen (Van Wensveen) Ensign in the newly created 3rd Company of Foot Soldiers in New York.100 He was listed as a city creditor on 16 February 1676/77,101 and, the property of Cornelius Dirkse was taxed 24 July 1677 for defraying City Debts and expenses [House on ‘The Water Side’]102 His property was deeded to him by his mother, Maritje Jans and other lawful heirs of Govert Loockermans, on 18 April 1675.103 As stated previously, Dirck Jansen Van der Cliff was instrumental in settling the estate of Cornelius Dircksen who died intestate before 9 May 1678, on behalf of the widow Grietje Hendricks, his sister-in-law [vide supra]. At a Court of Record dated 4 May 1680, Jacob Leisler demanded an accounting of the property and an inventory of the estate.104 Dirck Jansen Van der Cliff subsequently complied with the wishes of the Court, and presented the inventory of goods on 5 September 1681,105 and a further accounting of the whole estate, including debts, on 24 November of that year.106


As a widow, Grietje Hendricks then married John Robinson by license dated 4 October 1678,107 another wealthy merchant/trader of New York who was undoubtedly an immigrant from England.108 On 31 October 1676, John Robinson was taxed (proportionately to their estates) to help pay for the new dock in the City.109 John Robinson bought the ketch “Bonito” alias “Ruth” at public auction 6 January 1682.110 On 26 April 1681, he recorded the sale of various goods to Mr. John Throop of New York that was delivered to him on the sloop “Endeavor.”111 Between 1681 and 1685/86, John Robinson and his wife Margaret were involved in a series of land transactions in East New Jersey with several individuals, although it is not known if he ever intended to settle there. Anthony Brockholls and wife Susannah, William Pinhorne, and wife Mary, John Robinson and wife Margaret, all of New York, were granted by patent on 24 April 1682, land in the Raritan area of New Jersey, that had originally been deeded by Native Americans to Lady Carteret on 22 August 1681.112 This land was eventually conveyed to John Royce & Co., of New York in 1685 and was to be known in the future as Roycefield. The land in the deed of transfer began on the Millstone River and extended to the Raritan River. On 24 November 1683, Governor Thomas Dongan appointed Mr. John Robinson alderman of the City,113 and on 27 November 1683, he posted a surety bond on behalf of John Tuder, the Sherrife.114 On 15 March 1683, he was appointed to the Governor’s Committee to look into the matter of the confiscated flour belonging to Gabriel Thompson.115 He was re-appointed alderman of the City by the Governor on 29 March 1684, to serve as Justice of the Peace for the City and County of New York,116 and again on 16 October 1684.117 Grietje Hendricks and her husband were living on Langs Strant ["Along the Shore,"] (North side of Pearl St. and Hanover Sq. to Wall St.) according to the New York Reformed Dutch Church membership list prepared by Domine Henricus Selyns in 1686.118 A date of death or burial record for either Grietje Hendricks or her husband John Robinson has not been discovered, and neither of them executed a will.


Grietje Hendricks and Cornelius Dircksen Van Wensveen had issue:


20. Dirck, baptized 2 March 1674;119 no further trace


Grietje Hendricks and John Robinson had issue (surname Robinson):


21. Maria, baptized 18 July 1683;120 no further trace121

22. Grietje, baptized 12 October 1684;122 no further trace







5. Lysbeth Van der Cliff, the daughter of Geesje Hendricks and Dirck Jansen Van der Cliff, baptized 27 October 1669 at the Reformed Dutch Church of New York, married John Brine/Bries/Bruce/Bentie, a Mariner, on 4 August 1696 (by license dated 1 August) at the New York Reformed Dutch Church.123 Nothing further has been ascertained regarding either the origins of her husband, or a date of birth for him or date of death for either. They baptized one daughter in the New York Dutch Church, named Gesalina (named after the maternal grandmother, Geesje Hendricks), and Lysbeth Van der Clyf witnessed the baptism of her nephew Jacob Lowry/Loring 17 January 1700,124 and then they disappeared from the records.


Lysbeth Van der Cliff and John Bruce had issue:


23. Gesalina, baptized 16 June 1697.125 It is quite possible that Gesalina married three times. The marriage record of Gesalina Bruce and William Lane on 6 January 1722 appears in the records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York.126 This couple probably had one son named Henry, for he was mentioned in the will of Margaret Van der Cliff (Rotery) as her “cousin” probably meaning her ‘nephew.’127 Gesalina Bruce may have been identical with the woman who married (2nd?) Richard Britton, who named his wife “Gezelna” in his will executed 4 February 1747 in New York.128 If so, she may have had a daughter named Elizabeth, for Margaret Van der Cliff also mentioned a “cousin” Elizabeth Britton in her will.129 Gesalina Bruce’s first husband, William Lane, has not been identified; nor has her possible second husband, Richard Britton. If she married (3rd) to William Rousby, he was likely a wigmaker, and the son of Christopher Rousby and Sarah (Bradley) (Cox) (Oort) (Kidd).130 However, it is entirely possible that the Gesalina who married both Richard Britton and William Rousby was Gesalina Hickford, baptized 15 September 1717, the daughter of Maria Van der Cliff and her husband John Hickford.



6. Cornelia Van der Cliff, the daughter of Geesje Hendricks and Dirck Jansen Van der Cliff, was baptized 17 December 1671 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church. She was married to Benjamin Norwood on 23 February 1693 in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York.131 Benjamin Norwood was baptized 20 January 1668/69 in St. Michaels Parish on the Island of Barbadoes,132 the son of Andrew Norwood (born in England) and his wife Meliora (surname unknown). Andrew Norwood was the son of Richard Norwood of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England and Bermuda, who mentioned his son Andrew in his will dated 1 April 1674, proved 3 November, 1675.133 For a time, Andrew Norwood was living on the Heere Gracht and Bever Gracht (a neighbor of Claes Lock), for his property was taxed 24 July 1677.134 Andrew Norwood was a land surveyor, and contracted by Governor Lovelace on 22 July 1672 to take a survey of Staten Island.135 Andrew Norwood eventually returned to Bermuda (where he executed his will 24 April 1684) and St. Kitts, Barbadoes (where the will was proved 12 March 1686).136 In that document, he appears to have left his New York property to his son Henry, but there must have been an exchange between son Henry and son Benjamin, for it was Benjamin who was to reside in New York City and occupy that land.


Benjamin Norwood died intestate before 16 May 1713, and was described as a ‘mariner’ when Letters of Administration were granted to his widow, Cornelia Van der Cliff.137 Cornelia Norwood died before 10 April 1724, having executed her own will on 20 May 1722, where she indicated she was “personally possessed of my now dwelling house and appurtenances in New York, as by deed may appear, together with undivided lands given and left to me by my father and mother,” and directed her executors (not named) to sell the properties and divide the proceeds amongst her children Richard, Benjamin, Andrew, Meliora, and Cornelia.138



Cornelia Van der Cliff and Benjamin Norwood had issue, all baptized in the New York Reformed Dutch Church (surname Norwood).


24. Miljora, baptized 18 July 1694;139 died before 25 October 1765.140 In 1724 she had a relationship with, but never married, (1) Samuel Broadhurst, who was baptized 1 September 1700141 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, (son of Jonathan Broadhurst and Catharina Benson), and died 1 November 1755 when he apparently drowned during an earthquake in Port of Lisbon, Portugal.142 They had one child named Samuel, who was subsequently baptized in the New York Reformed Dutch Church 30 August 1727143 where Samuel Broadhurst appears with his wife, Ann Pell, whom he presumably married circa 1726. Ann Pell was the daughter of Thomas Pell, Sr., of the Manor of Pelham, who mentioned his daughter Ann Broadhurst "while she remains a single woman without a husband," and his “grandson” Samuel Broadhurst.144 This document is of interest, because it led previous researchers to believe that “grandson Samuel Broadhurst” was indeed the son of Ann Pell, and that the grandchildren named in the will of Meliora Lewis were in reference to some other relationship, such as an adoption by Meliora (Norwood) Lewis for unexplained (but rationalized) reasons.145

However, these compilers overlooked the paternity suit that was filed by Meliora Norwood against Samuel Broadhurst on 4 May 1725.146 Meliora Norwood then married Anthony Lewis 4 August 1726 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church.147 Anthony Lewis was the son of Barent Lievenszen and Joanna Van der Poel, baptized 1 January 1690,148 and the widower of Jannetje Marinus who he married circa 1710. Meliora Norwood and Anthony Lewis probably had a daughter named Anna, born circa 1727, who married John Heath circa 1746, and Thomas Lewis, baptized 29 June 1729.149 Samuel Broadhurst, the illegitimate son, went on to marry Hannah Heath, the sister of John above. It was Samuel Broadhurst and Hannah Heath who had the children named in the will of Meliora Lewis (Samuel, Benjamin, Cornelia and Sarah).


25. Dirck (or Richard) Norwood was baptized 6 December 1696,150 the son of Cornelia Van der Cliff and Benjamin Norwood; he married Maria Kool 12 August 1721,151 who was baptized 1 February 1702,152 the daughter of Barent Kool and Margrietje Obbie.153

Richard Norwood was a mariner154 and died before 6 August 1772,155 as stated in the will of his sister Cornelia. Richard Norwood and Maria Kool baptized nine children in the New York Reformed Dutch Church.


i. Cornelia, baptized 20 May 1722156

ii. Benjamin, baptized 3 February 1725157

iii. Hendrick, baptized 7 December 1726;158 Married Margery Thomson159

iv. Johannes, baptized 18 December 1728160

v. Andrew, baptized 15 September 1731161

vi. Andrew, baptized 7 February 1733162

vii. Vanderclyf, baptized 12 March 1735;163 Married Jane Mitchell164

viii. Richard, baptized 19 May 1737;165 Married Deborah Chadwick166

ix. Matthew, baptized 16 July 1740167


26. Benjamin Norwood, baptized 17 December 1699168 in New York; NFI


27. Cornelia Norwood, born circa 1701; died unmarried before 25 August 1772169 when she executed her will wherein she named her nieces and nephews, including the Broadhurst grandchildren of her deceased sister Meliora Lewis.


28. Andries or Andrew Norwood, son of Benjamin Norwood and Cornelia Van der Cliff, was baptized 4 April 1703,170 he married Hannah Van Norden circa 1736, who was baptized 15 October 1712171 in New York, the daughter of Johannes Van Norden and Hendrickje Ten Eyck. Andrew was indentured to Cornelius Bridgeman, barber and wigmaker, on 28 March 1718.172 This family removed to New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey where Andrew executed his will on 15 April 1784, proved 19 June 1787;173 he died 23 January 1787 and is buried in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York.174 No death or burial information has been discovered for his wife, Hannah Van Norden, she was still living on 14 July 1791 when she signed the deed, “transfer of property” to John Dennis, dated 20 July 1790 in Middlesex County, New Jersey.175


Andries Norwood and Hannah Van Norden had issue, all baptized in New Brunswick:176


i. Catharina, baptized 1 May 1737; married William Brassier177

ii. Benjamin, baptized 25 March 1739; not mentioned in Andrew’s will

iii. John, baptized 14 February 1741; mentioned in Andrew’s will; NFI

iv. Richard, baptized 27 February 1743; not mentioned in Andrew’s will

v. Tobias, baptized 4 November 1744; married Christian Rysile178

vi. Cornelia, baptized 14 December 1746; married Jonathan Twiss

vii. Andrew, baptized 1 March 1752; married Mary Leggett179

viii. Hannah, baptized 14 July 1754; died young

ix. Mary, baptized 23 January 1757; married Thomas Sickles180

x. Hannah, baptized 11 September 1765; mentioned in Andrew’s will



7. Catharina Van der Cliff, baptized 31 August 1674 in New York, the daughter of Dirck Jansen Van der Cliff and Geesje Hendricks, married Jan Loring (Lowry/Lorey), mariner, 16 April 1694 in the City of New York.181 The origins of Jan Loring are unknown, and a date of birth has not been discovered for him, but he died sometime before 5 August 1733, when his wife witnessed the baptism of her grandson Frederick in the New York Reformed Dutch Church.182 A date of death for Catharina Van der Cliff has not been discovered.


Children of Catharina Van der Cliff and Jan Loring, three baptized in the New York Reformed Dutch Church (surname Loring):


29. Jan, baptized 27 January 1695;183 no further information


30. Dirck, baptized 20 February 1698;184 probably married Hannah Garrison


31. Jacob, baptized 7 February 1700;185 married (1st) Jannetje Elsworth on 21 December 1721;186 married (2nd) Maria Van der Grift on 24 May 1724187 (7 children baptized in New York)


32. Benjamin (possibly), born circa 1702



11. Maria Van der Cliff, baptized 2 March 1681, the daughter of Dirck Jansen Van der Cliff and Geesje Hendricks, probably married John Hickford, although no marriage record has been discovered. Little is known of this couple beyond the baptismal record of their daughter, Gesalina, as recorded in the New York Reformed Dutch Church.


33. Gesalena, baptized 15 September 1717.188 As discussed previously (see Gesalina Bruce above, and footnotes # 127-129), she may have married (1st) to Richard Britton and (2nd) to William Rousby, but the evidence is lacking.


12. Margrietje Van der Cliff, baptized 15 June 1683 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church, the daughter of Dirck Jansen Van der Cliff and Geesje Hendricks, probably married twice. Her first husband was Peter Bortel (or Brutel), whose origins are unknown. Their marriage was recorded on 6 October 1704 (license dated 1 and/or 4 October) in the New York Reformed Dutch Church.189 She married (2nd) to Gilbert Rotery circa 1712, and subsequently executed her will as Margaret Ruttery on 16 May 1757.190 No children appear to have survived from either of her marriages, for she named only “cousins” in this document. No date of death has been discovered for either of her husbands, although Gilbert Rotery must have died before 12 March 1735,191 when Margaret was styled his widow at the baptism of her nephew Vanderclyf Norwood in the New York Dutch Church.


Children of Margrietje Van der Cliff and Peter Bortel, baptized in New York (surname Bortel):


34. Jan, baptized 25 July 1705;192 probably died young


35. Van der Clyf, baptized 17 April 1709;193 probably died young


Children of Margrietje Van der Cliff and Gilbert Rotary, baptized in New York (surname Rotary)


36. Gilbert, baptized 10 July 1715;194 alive on 12 March 1735 when he witnessed the baptism of Vanderclyf Norwood in New York along with his mother. NFI



13. Femmetje Van der Cliff, baptized 27 April 1687 in the New York Dutch Church, the daughter of Dirck Jansen Van der Cliff and Geesje Hendricks, married there on 2 July 1709 to Andries Hardenbroeck,195Andries Hardenbroeck was the eldest son of Johannes Hardenbroeck (of Amsterdam) and his wife Sara Van Laer (of New York), baptized at the New York Reformed Dutch Church on 17 August 1687.196 Dates of death for Femmetje Van der Cliff and her husband or any further probate information has not been discovered. She last appeared in the records when she witnessed the baptism of her grandson Andries de Forest (named after the paternal grandfather) on 18 December 1751 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church.197


Children of Femmetje Van der Cliff and Andries Hardenbroeck (surname Hardenbroeck):


37. Johannes, baptized 25 January 1710;198 no further information


38. Theodorus, baptized 20 January 1712;199 no further information


39. Christoffel, baptized 11 August 1714;200 no further information


40. Sara, born circa 1719/20; married Gerardus (Gerrit) de Forest 13 May 1744 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church.201 This couple baptized 5 children in that Church between 1745 and 1759.



14. Belitje Claerhout, baptized 16 January 1669 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church; the daughter of Kniertje Hendricks and Walraven Claerhout, married 30 March 1693 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church202 (as his first wife) to Pieter Gerardus Cavelier. He was the son of Jean Cavelier of Amsterdam and his wife Eleanor (Heyltje) La Chaire (the daughter of

Solomon La Chaire and Annetje Jacobs Ryszen); baptized 9 June 1672 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church.203 The widow Magdaleentje Van Dyke, in her will dated 3 February 1693, proved 3 February 1696, left her entire estate to Eleanor La Chaire and her children, and Peter Cavelier was named as executor.204 Magdaleentje Van Dyke was the maternal aunt of Peter Cavelier’s mother, Eleanor La Chaire, who had (1st) married Jacob Wolphertszn Van Couwenhoven on 26 September 1655 and (2nd) Hendrick Thomasz Van Dyke 20 June 1675 in New Amsterdam/New York, having no known children of her own.205 As Magdaleentje Van Couwenhoven, she witnessed the baptism of Pieter Gerard Cavalier on 9 June 1672. Belitje Claerhout died before 3 April 1697,206 for on that date Peter Cavelier, widower, married Cornelia Bosch, the daughter of Hendrick Albertus Bosch and Egbertje Dircks, baptized 29 May 1672207 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church. Peter Cavelier and Cornelia Bosch baptized 3 children in the New York Reformed Dutch Church between 1698 and 1702. A date of death or probate information for Peter Cavelier has not been discovered.


Children of Belitje Claerhout and Peter Cavelier (surname Cavelier), baptized in the New York Reformed Dutch Church:


41. Catharina, baptized 16 December 1693;208 no further information

42. Peter, baptized 1 January 1695209 Peter Cavelier may be identical with the Peter Caverley of Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, who married Jane Haviland and had four children baptized at St. George's Anglican Church, Hempstead (the parish included

Oyster Bay).210 If there is a connection, this Peter Caverly executed a will 1 December 1747 in Oyster Bay, proved 9 December 1747, naming his children.211



15. Femmetje Lock, baptized 20 October 1672, the daughter of Kniertje Hendricks and Claes Hendrickszen Lock, married 11 July 1695 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church to Dirck Andriessen of Bushwick.212Based on circumstantial evidence (such as baptismal witnesses), it is likely that this Dirck Andriessen is a heretofore unidentified son of the immigrant Andries Barentszen (Van Stockholm) and his wife Grietje Cregiers (the daughter of Martin Cregier and Lysbeth Jans), and the progenitor of the Stockholm family.213 Very little has been found on Dirck Andriessen and Femmetje Lock, and they may have removed to the Raritan area of New Jersey area along with his cousins.


Children of Femmetje Lock and Dirck Andriessen:


43. Nicholas, born circa 1696 in Bushwick;214 named in his mother’s will; may have married Elizabeth Betu, for a couple by these names had a son Barent baptized at the Reformed Church of Tappan, Rockland County, New York.215 Earlier, a Nicklas Anderise and wife Elisabet [surname not given] had a daughter Femmetie baptized at Jamaica on 15 October 1736.216


44. Margrietje, baptized 10 March 1700 at Brooklyn;217 married circa 1730 to Teunis Covert (as his second wife), the son of Lucas Teunissen Covert and Barbara Sprong.218


45. Andries, baptized 21 September 1701 at Brooklyn.219 There is evidence of an Andries Andriessen in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties, New Jersey, who appears to be closely tied to the Schomp family who also removed there. An Andries Andriessen witnessed the will of Peter Schomp on 28 March 1760 in Readington [note 240]


46. (possibly) Dirck, born circa 1705; may have married Hannah (surname unknown). This couple appears in the records of the Readington Reformed Church in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and baptized 7 children between 1738 and 1751. The names of the children (Femmetje, the eldest, Samuel, Maria, Barent, Nicholas, Elizabeth, and Annatje) suggest a strong connection to this family. “Derrick Anderson” died intestate before 12 June 1758, when Letters of Administration were granted to his widow. His inventory was made 13 June 1758, and one of the appraisers was Andries Andriessen.220



16. Catryntje Lock, baptized 2 June 1675 at the New York Reformed Dutch Church, the daughter of Kniertje Hendricks and Claes Hendrickszen Lock, married circa 1694/5 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, to Jochem Wouters Verschuer. Jochem Verschuer was baptized 8 July 1668 in the New York Reformed Dutch Church,221 the son of Wouter Gysbertszen and Dorothea Caljer.222 Although the appropriate marriage record has not survived, it becomes clear, based on the will of Kniertje Hendricks [vide infra], that this marriage did occur, along with the association with Bushwick and the Duryea family. Furthermore, the baptismal record of the son Claes on 14 May 1702 at the Brooklyn Church provides solid evidence of the identity of the wife of Jochem Verschuer, in light of the marriage of Dirck Andriessen to Femmetje Lock, the daughter of Kniertje Hendricks. Harry Macy has demonstrated that Jochem Verschuer took the 1687 Oath of Allegiance in Bushwick and appeared there in the 1698 census with a household of one man, one woman, two children, and one slave.223 The identity of the two children has not since been discovered; nor has his place of residence following his removal from Bushwick. It appears that Catryntje Lock died some time before 1718, for Jochem Verschuer and ‘Janneke’ his wife witnessed the baptism of a child of his sister Dorothea Covert on 23 November 1718 at the Freehold & Middletown Dutch Church in Monmouth County, New Jersey.224


Children of Catryntje Lock and Jochem Verschuer:


      47, 48. the two children listed in the 1698 census


49. Claes, baptized 14 Mar 1702 at the Brooklyn Dutch Reformed Church225


50. Catharina, born, say, 1715; married Christoffel Simonson of Staten Island circa 1742. Christoffel Simonson was baptized 18 June 1717 at the Dutch Church, Staten Island, New York, the son of Arendt Simonson and Antje Christopher.226 Catharina Verschuer and Christoffel Simonson baptized five children at the Staten Island Dutch Church, including Christoffel in 1743, Catryna in 1745, Symon in 1746, Nicholas in 1748, Antye in 1753 and Wouter (no date given).227



17. Margrietje Lock, baptized 20 December 1682 at the Reformed Dutch Church of New York, the daughter of Kniertje Hendricks and Claes Hendrickszen Lock, married circa 1703 to Joost Schomp, who was baptized 23 August 1676228 at the New York Reformed Dutch Church, the son of Pierre des Champs, a soldier of Ghent, Flanders, and his wife Jannetje Dircks Volkerszen of New Amsterdam.229 When Peter Schomp took the Oath of Allegiance in Bushwick, Kings County, New York in 1687, he stated he was in the Colony 15 years, having arrived circa 1672.230 Although no baptismal records of their children have been discovered, the family is clearly traceable to the Pleasant Run area of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, where their children married.231 Joost (George) Schomp executed his will on 28 May 1760, describing himself of Reading Township, Hunterdon County, yeoman; the will was proved 14 June 1760, with the inventory being made on 10 June 1760.232 In this document, the testator named his wife Margaret and children George, Hendrick, Stonchy and Hannah. He named numerous grandchildren of his deceased son Nicholas and daughter Jannetje Marlett. Joost Schomp died in June 1760, and his wife Margrietje Lock died 11 December 1771.233 Both are buried, along with many of their children, in the “Dreahook Cemetery” in Reading Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.234


Children of Margrietje Lock and Joost Schomp (surname Schomp), and except for the first two, all probably born in Reading Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey; dates of birth based on marriage records and the known baptismal dates of their children.235


51. Joost, born probably 1704 in Bushwick, Kings County, New York; married circa 1738 to Kniertje Monfoort, baptized 12 April 1719 at the Jamaica Reformed Dutch Church, Jamaica, Queens County, New York,236 the daughter of Pieter Jansen Monfoort and Margrietje Haff. Joost Schomp, Jr, died before 28 July 1752 in Reading Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey,237 and he was said to be deceased before 31 May 1771 in the will of her father, Pieter Monfoort.238 Joost/George/Joris Schomp and Kniertje Monfoort baptized seven children in the Readington Reformed Church, Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey: Margrietje, 21 January 1739; Femmetje, 25 December 1740; Saertje, 20 March 1743; Kniertje, 3 March 1745; Annatje, 10 December 1746; Joost, 19 March 1748/49;239 and Peter, born about 1750


52. Peter, born circa 1706 in probably Bushwick, married Margaret Bodine by New Jersey license dated 7 April 1744.240 Peter Schamp of Reading Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, executed a will 28 March 1760, proved 14 June 1760, in which he named his brothers and sisters, but no mention was made of his wife or any children.241


53. Nicholas Schomp was born circa 1708 and married Antje Auten circa 1745 in Somerset County, New Jersey. Antje Auten was baptized 14 October 1719242 at First Reformed Church Raritan (Somerville), Somerset County, New Jersey, the daughter of Adriaen Auten and Jacobje Middagh. Three children were baptized in Somerset County: Antje, baptized 22 April 1746243 at Harlingen Reformed Church; Adriaen, baptized 26 December 1749244 and Joost baptized 10 November 1751,245 both at Readington. Nicholas Schomp died intestate before 23 October 1752 (date of his inventory), and Letters of Administration were granted to the widow Anne Schamp 30 November 1752.246


54. Kniertje Schomp, born circa 1710; No further information.


55. Jannetje Schomp, born circa 1712; married Dirck Marlett 13 August 1730 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Acquackanonk in New Jersey.247 Dirck Marlett was baptized 27 October 1708 at First Reformed Raritan Church in Somerset County,248 the son of Abraham Marlett and Elizabeth Morgan. Seven children were found for this couple; one baptized at Harlingen, and four at Readington, including Abraham,249Margrietje, Elizabeth,250 Jannetje,251 Joost,252 Dirck253 and Gideon. No dates of death were discovered for either Jannetje Schomp or Dirck Marlet; nor was a will or any probate information found. We know that Jannetje had died before her father executed his will dated 28 May 1760.


56. Hendrick Schomp was born circa 1715; he married Margaret Kock by New Jersey license dated 14 May 1750, both stating they were of Readington at the time of their marriage.254 Margaret Kock was baptized at Harlingen Reformed Church in Montgomery

Township on 18 May 1727,255 the daughter of David Kock and Maria van Leuven Hendrick Schomp and Margaret Kock had two children baptized at Readington Reformed Church (Joost, 8 March 1752256 and David, 8 September 1754257) and probably Maria, born 1756 and Margaret, born 1758. No death or probate information has been found for either Hendrick Schomp or his wife Margaret Kock.


57. Christina Schomp, baptized 12 August 1717258 at New Brunswick, New Jersey; married circa 1752 to Jacob Kock, who was baptized the same day as his sister Margrietje (above, who married Hendrick Schomp) on 18 May 1727 at Harlingen and may have been her twin.259 Christina Schomp and Jacob Kock had at least 3 children: Maria, born 1753; Grietje, baptized 10 August 1755260 and Christina, baptized 26 December 1757261, both at Readington Reformed Church. No burial records or probate information has been found for either Christina Schomp or her husband Jacob Kock.


58. Annatje Schomp, born circa 1725; married circa 1755 to Jeronimus Van Vliet, who was born 13 January 1724/25,262 the son of Gerrit Van Vliet and Judicke Van Neste of Somerset County. Annatje Schomp and Jeronimus Van Vliet baptized Margaretta on 9 January 1757 at Readington Reformed Church263 and the witnesses were the maternal grandparents. There may have been other children, but the records are silent. There is evidence of a George and Peter Van Vliet who moved to Seneca County, New York, but proof of the relationship has not come to light. No burial records or probate information has been found for Annatje Schomp, but Jeronimus Van Vliet died intestate before 3 September 1812 in Readington Township, when his inventory was made by David Schomp and Abraham Van Vliet.264







Pamela J. Sears; pjsears@stratos.net. The author wishes to gratefully acknowledge the insight and assistance provided by Harry Macy, Jr, Richard Alan McCool, David M. Riker, Lorine McGinnis Schulze, and Howard Swain, for their valuable contributions and/or editorial comments for this article.


1 Frost, Josephine C. "The Ancestry of Anna Van Beyeren, Who Married First Daniel Patrick and Second Tobias Feake," RECORD 66(1935):113. Mrs. Frost quoted from "Notarial Protocols #1798" at the Hague's Archives the needed documentation to identify the wife of Arent Cornelius, thereby identifying the age of Hendrick Willemsen Backer and his date of immigration to New Netherland.

"May 19, 1662, appeared before me, Mattheus de Vos, notary public in New Amsterdam, Jan Laurens, 43 years of age, living at Hemstead, Flushing, L.I., and 18 years in New Amsterdam; Hendrick Willems Backer, 45 years, having lived in New Amsterdam 15 years; Jan Hendricks Steelman, 45 years, lived in Flushing 25 years, and in New Amsterdam 17 years; Claes Van Elsland, 30 years, lived in New Amsterdam 20 years, -- and declared on the request of the children of Anneken van Beyeren and of Tobias Feacks, the last husband of said Anneken, that they had known her during her lifetime as wife of Capt. Daniel Patrick who was shot at Stantfort in New England, by one Hans Frederick, and after the death of Patrick she married Tobias Feackx, and she died in Flushing, New Netherland, in April, six years ago (1656).”


2 Evjen, John O. Scandinavian Immigrants in New York 1630-16. (Minneapolis, MN: K. C. Holter, 1916), 435, under “German Immigrants in New York.” See pp 393-401 for Evjen's discussion of The Lutheran Church and religious intolerance in New Netherland.


3 Tepper, Michael. "New World Immigrants" A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Literature, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988), Vol. I, p 124, citing William J. Hoffman in his article “Random Notes Concerning Settlers of Dutch Descent;” The American Genealogist, Vol. 29 & 30. “Hendrick Willems, the leading baker at New Amsterdam in the second half of the 17th century [Stokes Icon. Manh. II:261] was a native of the small town of Esens in Holstein, as specified in a mention of him as a “baker in New Netherland.” [2 Feb 1650, Notary H. van Velsen], when Joost Theunissen from Norden, also a baker at New Amsterdam, but in Amsterdam at the time, hired for Hendrik the baker’s apprentice Symon Volckerts from Esens, Holstein. Joost Theunissen also hired for himself an apprentice, namely, Gerrit Sybrandts from Norden. He was to serve him for three years, half of his passage money was to be paid, and a yearly salary of 200 sl. In “loose seewant.” [Norden was a part of East Friesland in Germany. Joost Teunissen obtained the small burgher right on 13 April 1657, along with his fellow German and baker, Hendrick Willemsen. See Footnote #8 below.]


4 Fernow, Berthold. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674, 7 vols. (New York, Knickerbocker Press, 1897, reprinted 1976). Hendrick Willemse, Backer, appears numerous times in his capacity as a baker in New Amsterdam, far too many to mention [see below].


5 The Lutheran Church in New York, 1649-1772 (New York: The New York Public Library, 1946). Hendrick Willemsen, baker, signed petitions on 4 Oct 1653, 1 Nov 1656, 10 Oct 1657, 21 Oct 1657, 5 May 1659, and 20 Jul 1659. Evjen in Scandinavian Immigrants (note 2) above gave useful biographical information on most of his fellow signatories. “The Beginnings of Lutheranism in New York” by Harry J. Kreider (New York: 1949) is another excellent source of information on the Lutheran Church in New Netherland. Kreider identifies several Lutherans in the colony whose names do not appear in the material from the Amsterdam archives. Mr. Kreider described Hendrick Willemsen of New Amsterdam as a leader of the Lutheran cause.


6 Year Book of the Holland Society of New York, (1916); List Of Members Of The Dutch Reformed Church In New York In 1686, Arranged According to the Streets of the City By Domine Henricus Selyns In 1686; 24 [Grietje or Margareta], 28 [Kniertje], 32 [Geesje].


7 Goodfriend, Joyce D. “Before the Melting Pot; Society and Culture in Colonial New York City, 1664-1730;” (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1992). Page 30


8 The Burghers of New Amsterdam and The Freemen of New York. 1675-1708. (New York: Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1885), 20. “Hendrick Willemzen, Baker


9 O’Callaghan, Edmund Bailey. Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, New York (1865), from “Council Minutes” (page 750), Vol. VIII, page 191. “26 Feb 1658. “Contract with Hendrick Willemsen, to bake for the government.”


10 Half moon series : papers on historic New York, (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1897-1898), 231-2


11 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 1:46-7


12 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 3:390/1. On 21 Oct 1661, he was appointed inspector of bread, along with Christopher Hoogland, in order to maintain the strict guidelines set forth by the authorities. (They were, for example, forbidden to bake any more "Koeckjes," jumbles, or sweet cake on forfeiture thereof, with an additional fine of fifty guilders.)


13 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 4:178. Hendrick Willemsen and Reinier Willemsen, inspectors of bread, requested power to take official action in such cases, and the burgomasters and schepens agreed..


14 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 6:30. On 9 Aug 1666, Sieur Christopher Hooglandt and Hendrick Willemsen, baker, were re-appointed to serve as Overseers of the bakers, in order to maintain the Ordinances and Placards set forth by the Mayor and Aldermen and maintain quantity and quality.


15 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 5:30.


16 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 5:298. On 3 Oct 1665, Hendrick Willemsen, baker, along with Evert Duyckinge and Thomas Hal, were appointed firewardens, and were authorized to inspect chimneys and fireplaces as often as necessary.


17 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 6:158. On 1 Dec 1668, Thomas Hal and Hendrick Willems, firewardens, requested payment for expenses incurred in having fire ladders made.


18 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 6:228. On 2 Apr 1670, Johannis dePeister, Isaacq Greveraet, Coeuraet ten Eyck, & Hendrick Willemsen, Backer, were appointed Overseers for the Laying out and Paveing of the Streetes, so they would be made as level and even as possible.


19 Minutes of the Common Council of the city of New York, 1675-1776 , 8 volumes, (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1905); 1:175/76. 13 Jan 1685/86; Hendrick Willemsen was ordered (or assigned the day of Monday) to bake bread for sale; specifically "one batch of white and Course bread at least for Sale of due Assize One the Respective dayes herein Specifyed." [Minutes of the Common Council 1:193] On 14 Feb 1687/88, Hendrick Willems was ordered to bring in "A Report of y'e Price Waight and Goodness as Bread Ought to bee According to y'e Prises of Wheat as it Rises and ffalls ags't next meeting." (added to committee to report prices of bread) [Minutes of the Common Council (1:195] On 24 Mar 1687/88, Hendrick Willems (along with Anthony De Milt and Jacob De Kaay) were appointed overseers of the bakers to ensure that they would bake their bread according to the assizes stipulated by the Common Council of the City of New York. (directed to receive copy of assize of bread and report to bakers)


20 Bergen, Teunis G. Register In Alphabetical Order, Of The Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N. Y.,

(New York: S. W. Green's Son, 1881), page 17. Bergen wrote: “Hendrick Willemse, owned land in Brn in 1661, as per p. 155 of Vol. II. of Thompson's L. I. He was a baker in N. A. in 1658, in which year he made a contract to bake for the government, as per Dutch Man.; and in 1674 owned a house and land in Willemstadt, in the colony of Renselaerswyck. Backers reside in Dutchess Co.” The Hendrick Willemsen who owned land in Brooklyn, (and took the Oath of Allegiance in 1687 in Flatbush) was Hendrick Willemsen (Van Boerum). The Hendrick Williemsen of Willemstadt (and Rensselaerwyck) had married Geesje Alberts Bradt, and was the ancestor of the Hendrickson family of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The so called “Backers of Dutchess County” are totally irrelevant, for we know that Hendrick Willemsen, baker of New Amsterdam, had no male heirs.


21 Stokes, I. N. Phelps. “The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909” (New York: Robert H. Dodd, 1915-1928). Vol. II, page 380, 3 Aug 1667; Confirmed Governor Nicholls to Hendrick Willemsen (Pats. Alb., II:86) Recites ground brief to Sybout Claesen, May 12, 1646; transport by Sybout of his interest to Joost Teunissen van Naarden, Aug. 14, 1649 and by van Naarden to Hendrick Willems, May 12, 1659 (the Winckel Street property). (See 14 Aug 1649 deed from Sybout Claesen to Joost Teunissen (Van Naerden) in Dutch MSS., III:53). page 383. 3 Aug 1667; Confirmed Governor Nicolls to Hendrick Willems. (Pats. Alb., II:87). Recites ground brief to Jan Pietersen van Amsterdam and Abraham Rycken; deed dated 8 Apr 1643 (confiscated 1647 and exposed to sale; bought by Adriaen Keyser; that the said Adriaen Keyser transported all his right, &c. to Hendrick Willems, Feb. 6, 1649. [Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) A 1:257] On 26 Oct 1654, Joost Teunissen van Norden, Pltf v/s Hendrick Willemsen Bakker, deft. Pltf. demands payment of fl. 800, balance of the purchase of a house, according to contract, with damages and interest thereon, at the discretion of the Court. Deft. says, he never refused payment, but that Joost Teunissen agreed to accept fl. 500, from the Hon'ble Company. J. Teunissen denies having accepted fl. 500 from the Company. Parties having been heard, deft. is condemned to pay pltf. according to agreement, within one month; pltf. is denied his further demand.


22 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 3:372. 4 Oct 1661 Hendrick Willemsz, baker, pltf v/s Hendrick Jansen, baker, deft. Pltf says, he loaned defendant a bolting mill and now he refuses to return the same. Deft. says he bought the house from pltf. with all, that is fastened in the ground, and by nail; producing the deed of sale. Burgomasters and Schepens, having seen and read the deed of sale, find that the house was sold on the same condition that Joost [Teunisen]' the baker, sold it, therefore order the deft. to let the pltf. have the bolting mill or to prove, that it was in the house when Joost sold it.


23 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19) 1:62.


24 Stokes Iconography (note 21) 2:257, citing Liber Deeds, XII:41 Also see RNA 3:265 where it was stated that Hendrick [Willemsen] the baker was residing at the corner of Marckvelt Alley.


25 Stokes Iconography (note 21) 2:261, citing Liber Deeds, XXVI: 107, 327, 329. The unrecorded will of Hendrick Willemsen dated 5 Apr 1692 [a copy of the original is in the compiler’s possession] was recited in Liber Deeds XXVI, page 107, describing the property, which was willed to his three daughters.


26 Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, 17 volumes, in Collections of The New-York Historical Society (1892-1908), 11:4–5, citing New York County Wills #312. The original will of Hendrick Willemsen, executed 5 April 1692, was unrecorded and never probated. “He appoints for his lawful heirs his 3 daughters, procured by Sametie [Femmetie] Joostern, his wife, deceased, viz.: Geesie, Lemertie [Kinerte], and Grietie.” The testator at his house in Bushwick signed it. No executors were named and with the exception of H. Van de Water, the names of the witnesses were illegible.


27 Evans, Thomas Grier. “Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York; Baptisms from 25 Dec 1639 to 27 Dec 1730,” Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; (1901), Volume II, Pages 93 and 96.


28 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 3:372 .


29 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), page 23; Hendrick Willemsz.; Geesje; Daniel Lisco-Sergt., Elsje Nutons, Marritje Jacobs


30 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), page 26, Hendrick Willemszen; Kniertie; Rem Janszen, Claertje Abels, Annetje Daniels


31 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), page 31, Hendrick Willemszen; Grietie; Lodovyck de Jonge, Hester Ter Neuf


32 Purple, Samuel S. “Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam and New York; Marriages from 11 December, 1639, to 16 August, 1801;” Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; (1890), Vol. I, page 32; Dirck Janszen Van der Clyff, j. m. Van Alphen, en Geesje Hendricks, j. d. Van N. Yorke.


33 Riker, James, The annals of Newtown in Queens County, New-York (New York: D. Fanshaw, 1852), page 320. Hendrick Rycken purchased the land in New Amsterdam, called Smith's Fly, in 1678. When he removed to Flatbush in 1679 with his wife Ida Jacobs. he subsequently sold the land to Dirck Van der Cliffe

Suydam, J. Howard “Hendrick Rycken, the progenitor of the Suydam family in America,” New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1898, pages 10-11. The deeds for the land, from John Smeados to Hendrick Rycken, and from Hendrick Rycken to Dirck Van der Cliffe are included, citing Liber 12 Conveyances, Page 61; Index R. Reiken, Henry, 11–61, Page 11. Mr. Stone, in his "History of the City of New York," speaking of "Van Der Cliff's orchard," says, "It was bounded by the East River, Shoemakers' Land and Maiden Lane. Its original owner was Hendrick Ryker. Cliff Street yet preserves a part of the old title."


34 Innis, J. H. “New Amsterdam and Its People; Studies, Social and Topographical, of the Town under Dutch and Early English Rule,” (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1902), pages 316–318.


35 Holland Society Yearbook 1916 (note 6) 24. “Dirck van de Clyff, en syn huysv. Geesje Hendricks”.were living outside the City Walls and no street was specified by Selyns.


36 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 5:334, Dirck van der Clyff represented Jacob Moesman in a case 6 Feb 1665/56; [RNA 6:6] he was appointed arbitrator 15 May 1666; [RNA 6:25] on a jury 3 Jul 1666; [RNA 6:100] 29 Oct 1667 on a jury, and as attorney for Arent Jans Moesman in several legal actions [RNA 6:131] and [RNA 6:190]


37 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26) 2:425, abstracting 19B:13. --Power of Attorney, given by DIRCK VANDER CLIFF, of New York, merchant, "to his trusty and well beloved friend, John Tuder," to represent him in all actions, etc. April 25, 1681.


38 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:157


39 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:191


40 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26) 2:461, abstracting 19B:225.--NICHOLAS BOYARD, plaintiff, against Dirck Smith, and Dirck Vander Cliff, as owners of the sloop "New York," for 1,270 guildres wampum as by account.


41 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26) 2:437-8, abstracting New York Will 19B:77.--Will of DIRCK SMITH. In the name of God, Amen. I, Dirck Jans Van de Venter, of New York, mariner, being sick, do make my will this sixth day of May, 1678. After the payment of all debts, all the rest of my estate of houses, lands, sloops and boats. I leave to my son, John Dircksen, and as he is in his minority, I appoint Mr. Dirck Vander Cliff and Mr. Peter Stoutenbergh overseers and guardians, and they are to make up my accounts with my son-in-law, Jarvis Marshall, and my daughter, Cornelia his wife, and I leave her £5, Boston money in lieu of all claims. "I have hereunto set my hand and seal on board ye Sloop called the New York, riding at anchor before the town of New Castle, in Delaware."

Witnesses, Captain G. Cantivell, Jan Cornellisen, Claas Dietloops, Ephraim Hermans. Endorsed with Certificate that Ephraim Hermans was the Clerk of New Castle, June 10, 1684.


42 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26) 2:457-8, abstracting 19B:211. [no date is given] --To the Worshipful Court of Mayor and Aldermen Shewith with due respect. PETER STOUTENBURGH and DIRCK VANDERCLIFF, tutors for the under aged son of Dirck Jansen Vandeventer, alias Smith, state that the said Dirck Smith has undertaken to aliment and maintain his said son, with victuals, clothing, and instruction in reading and writing, as by agreement made by Allard Anthony in 1676. But now the said Dirck Smith, assisted with his son in law, Jarvis Marshall, gives notice that he is not able to maintain him any longer. And it is unknown to your petitioners in what manner the boy Jan is maintained by his brother in law, as he saith he is. And that the said Dirck comes with unreasonable and blaming words, and makes demand for the alimentation of his son. They therefore appeal to the Court for an order.


43 Records of New Amsterdam, (note 4) 5:222


44 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 6:409. Appointed arbitrator along with Jacob Leisler in a case dated 5 Sep 1673.


45 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogates Office (note 26) 1:47, abstracting New York Administrations 1-2:194. --Whereas CORNELIUS DIRCKSEN, late of this city died intestate, and Gretie his widow hath made application to the Court of Mayor and Aldermen, for Letters of Administration, they are granted May 9, 1678.

Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26) 2:464, abstracting 19B. At a Court of Record, May 4, 1680. JACOB LEISLER, husband of Elsie Leisler, and attorney for Jacob Lockerman, "brother, sister, and heirs of Cornelius Dircksen, deceased." Plaintiffs against Dirck Vander ClifThatf, administrator of estate of Cornelius Dircksen. They state that Cornelius Dircksen was the owner of a house and ground in this city, and divers goods. And that the said Jacob Leisler, "in a loving and friendly manner," hath often demanded the said house and ground, and an inventory of the estate, but the said Dirck Vander Cliff refuses the same.

[NOTE.--Cornelius Dircksen seems to have been the uncle of Elsie Leisler and Jacob Lockerman, on their mother's side. His house is probably No. 131 Pearl street.--W. S. P.]

Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26) 2:426, abstracting 19B:17. --Inventory of goods of CORNELIUS DIRCKSEN, deceased, shown by Dirck Vander Cliff, administrator, August 10, 1681, in obedience to order of Mayor's Court, dated July 12, 1681. "The House and lot of ground, grass plat and Garden, lying between the House and ground of Carsten Lursen, and the house that William Cox now liveth in, with the appurtenances, is valued at in current silver money £450; 1 Cow, which the administrator declares cost œ4; 1 Beaker, 7 silver spoons, 1 dram cup, etc., in all weighing 26 ounces, at 6s. per ounce, £7. 16s.; 1 Great Dutch Bible, £1. 16s. (Clothing, household goods, etc.). Total, £498. 12s. Greetye Robinson, late widow of Cornelius Dircksen, appeared and made oath to the within Inventory as correct. September 5, 1681.

[NOTE.--The house of Cornelius Dircksen is probably now No. 131 Pearl street, New York.--W. S. P.]

Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 2:430, abstracting 19B:27. --Account of DIRCK VANDER CLIFF, administrator, in behalf of Greitie, widow of Cornelis Dircksen, of the goods of Cornelis Dircksen, and payments, etc., from 1679 to 1681, November 24, the whole estate, including debts owing to him, is £670 8. 7.


46 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 1:236-7, abstracting New York Will 5-6:43–5. [The original N. Y. will #129, written in Dutch, has not survived, but the translation of the Dutch document has, and a copy is in the possession of the compiler.]

--Benjamin Fletcher, Captain-General and Governor, &c. To all, etc. Know ye that at New York the 19th of April, 1694, the will of DIRCK VAN DER CLIFFE, in Dutch, remaining in the Secretary's office, a translation whereof is annexed, was proved, and Geesie Van der Cliffe, the widow, is confirmed as executor.

--DIRCK VAN DER CLIFFE. "In the name of God, Amen. Know all men who shall see this present public Instrument, that on July 24, 1686, appeared in their own persons, before me, Wm. Bogardus, Notary Public, in New York, admitted by the Rt. Hon. Thomas Dongan, Lieutenant-Governor, &c., and in the presence of the underwritten witnesses, Dirck Van der Clyff and Mrs. Geesie Hendricks, married people, living within this city, well known to me and to the witnesses, and both in good health." The survivor is to have full possession and disposal of all the estate, and is to maintain the children, and they are to be taught "to read and write, and an art or trade by which they may live." He leaves to his son John Dircksen Van der Clyff his sword with a silver handle. Mentions daughter Maria and the "under aged children" (not named). "All this being distinctly read to the testators, they declare it to be their last will and testament." Witnesses, Hans Kierstede, Jacobus Kip.

[NOTE.--Dirck Van der Clyff was the owner of a tract of land, bounded south by Maiden lane, north by the Beekman farm, west by the Shoemaker's Pasture and east by the rear of lots fronting on Pearl street. This he bought of Henry Rychen, of Flatbush, August 9, 1681. On this tract he had an house and orchard, and kept a place of entertainment. After his death it was laid out in lots, and streets were opened, namely, Gold street, Orange (now Cliff street), Van Cliff street (now John), and Nassau (now Fulton). Geesie Van der Cliff was one of the three daughters of Hendrick Williams, whose house was on the north corner of Broad and Bridge streets.--W. S. P.]


47 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 357. “Andries Hardenbroek, Femmetje v. de Clyff; Theodorus; Christoffel Hardenbroek, Geerje v. Clyff, Wed'e.”


48 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 91; Dirk Janszen Vander Cleeft, Geesjie Hendricks; Abraham; Hendrick Willemszen, Thomas de Laval, Lysbeth Stocmans


49 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 96; Dirck Janszen Van Cleeft, Geesje Hendricks; Lysbeth; Walraven Claerhout, Femmetje Joosten


50 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 104. Dirck Van der Cleef, Geesje Hendricks; Cornelia; Claes Hendrickszen Lock, Grietie Hendricks


51 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 116; Dirck Van der Clyft, Geesje Hendricx; Catharina; Emertje Hendricksen.


52 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 126; Dirck Vander Cleef, Geesje Hendricks; Willem Hendrick; Jan der Val, Marritie Jacobs


53 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 133; Dirck Van der Cleef, Geesje Hendricks; Lucretia; Grietie Hendricks


54 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 146; Dirck Van Cleef, Geesje Hendricks; Jan and Maria (twins); Francois Rombout, Cuiertie and Grietie Hendricks


55 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 146; tweelingen


56 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 163; Dirck Van der Cleyft, Geesje Hendricx; Margariet; Jan der Val, Maria Jacobs


57 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 179; Dirck Vander Clyft, Geesje Hendricks; Femmetje; Jan der Val, Grietie Hendricx


58 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 33. Walraven Claerhout, j. m. Van Haerlem, en Cuiertje Hendricks, j. d. Van de Manhatans.


59 Pearson, Jonathan. “Contributions To The Genealogies Of The First Settlers Of The Ancient County Of Albany, From 1630 TO 1800”, (Albany: J Munsell, 1872) 31

CLAERBOUT, Walraeff, Pieterse, a trader in Beverwyck, in 1659. He m. Emmetie Hendrickse, June 10, 1668, in New York. He was then said to be of Haerlem and she of Manhatans. He had a daughter Belitie, bp. in New York, Jan. 16, 1669.


60 O’Callaghan, E. B., trans. The Register of Salomon Lachaire, Notary Public of New Amsterdam, 1661-1662. Kenneth Scott & Kenn Stryker-Rodda, eds. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1978). 174, Mr. Walraef Claerhout- Power of Attorney granted July14, 1662, by two merchants to handle their trade in their absence.

"New York Hist. Manuscript: English- General Entries 1664-1673", page 107, pass for trading at Albany issued April 22, 1665 by English to Walrave Claerhoudt.

" New York Hist. Manuscript-Dutch Delaware Papers 1648-1664, page 322- Walroef Claerhout- Letter from Willem Beeckman [ Director at South (Delaware) River] to Cornelis Van Ruyven which notes departure of Walroef from South River June 23, 1663


61 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 48. Pieter Claerbout, Dirckje Alberts Scheuwen; Adriaentje; Tryntie Kip

"New York Hist. Manuscript- England- General Entries 1664-1673" page 255, passes issued for ship from New York to Holland May 22, 1669 to Peter Claerhout and his daughter. The clause " to return again deleted". [Note from David M. Riker.- could it be that Pieters wife died and he and his daughter who was baptized at New Amsterdam returned to Holland for good.]


62 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4), 6:247-8. On this 14th of Jul (1670), received from the Worshipp'll Mayor the presentment of William Beeckman, Schout at Esopus, who declared that one the 21st of June last past, the boddy of Walraven Claerhout (who being fallen overboard from Claes Lock's sloop at her last going up and drounded) was brought up at Esopus and by him Visited, but found no Wound or bruise on the s'd Boddy.


63 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 6:250. On 23 Aug 1670 at Mayor's Court, Walraven Claerhout's widow, pltf. appeared in court v/s Anna Gerrits, deft. For defamation. Parties being heard by the W: Court they order and charge the deft. to forbear in future calumniating or defaming the pltf. on pain of being fined; and to pay the costs incurred herein.


64 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 35. Claes Hendrickszen Lock, j. m. Van Amsterdam, en Cuiertje Hendricks, Wede. Van Walraven Klaerhout. Van N. Jorck.


65 Pearson, Jonathan “Early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensselaerwyck,” (Albany, 1918), 3:175


66 Pearson, Jonathan. “Contributions To The Genealogies Of The First Settlers Of The Ancient County Of Albany, From 1630 TO 1800”, (Albany: J Munsell, 1872) 75

Lock, Claas Hendrickse; 1665 in Albany; 1668 owned a sloop; 1674 valuation of his property was 600 guilders; 1684 master of the sloop Sarah plying between Albany and New York; in 1671, he m. Cuiesje Hendricks, widow, in New York.


67 Randolph, Howard S. F. “The Lewis Family of New York and Poughkeepsie,” RECORD 60(1929):133.

Thomas Lewis served in the second Esopus Indian war, after the burning of Wiltwyck (Kingston) on June 7, 1663. In a letter from Stuyvesant and the Council dated August 29, 1663, to Captain Cregier, is the following passage:---

"Tomos Lodewjck and Claes Lock are hereby commanded and required to tarry before the Redoubt until they receive the answer and orders of our Captain-Lieutenant Creiger and obey his orders promptly."

According to the Van Benschoten Genealogy [p 205], Thomas Lewis owned the sloop that transported troops to the Esopus War in 1663 (and on it, Gov. Stuyvesant made his headquarters), and it would appear that Claes Lock was either on board that ship, or commanded one of his own.


68 Pearson, Jonathan “Early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensselaerwyck (1656-1675), (Albany: 1869), 1:425-6. Eytje Hendricks had recently married Dirck Schelluyne, the Secretary, and he was instrumental in securing the safe return of the sister, Albrechie Hendricks.


69 Pearson (note 68), 1:452.


70 Van Laer, A. J. F. “Minutes of the Court of Albany, Rensselaerswyck and Schenectady, 1675-1680”, (Albany: 1928), 2:133.


71 Van Laer (note 70), 1:91, 125-126, 216, 225 and 236. Also 2:447, for tavern expenses in 1679.


72 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 5:269-70. In a suit involving Allard Anthony vs. Hendrick Spaniard, dated 4 Jul 1665, and another involving Nicholas Verbraeck vs. Hendrick Spaniard, both Christopher Hooglandt and Claes Lock were appointed examiners of the accounts of the parties in order to settle the disputes. Also see [RNA 7:109] and [RNA 5:242] in a suit involving Nicolaas Verbraack vs. Eghbert Freryck Arenzen Spaniard.


73 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4) 7:70 and 7:77.


74 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4), 5:30.


75 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:30


76 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19). 1:45


77 Minute of the Common Council (note 19), 1:58


78 Holland Society Yearbook 1916 (note 6), 28. Kniertje Hendricx, h. v. Claes Lock. were living on Heerengracht, oost-zyde. (Broad Street, east side.)


79 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 11:4-5; abstracting the will of Hendrick Williamsen.


80 Stoutenburgh, Henry Augustus “A Documentary History of the Dutch Congregation of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Island of Nassau (Now Long Island),” (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1902-1907), 483–4. The will itself was preserved by the Rev. Oscar M. Voorhees of Three Bridges, New Jersey, and sent to Henry Stoutenburgh. That it survived for so many years was remarkable in itself.


81 The author is indebted to and extremely grateful for the expertise and knowledge of Richard Alan McCool, who first shared the will with me, and then brought this new information to the attention of Harry Macy, editor of the Record. Mr. Macy graciously recognized the importance of this (to his own research, for in effect the wife of Jochem Verschuer had been positively identified, as per his Record article 125:37-38 (Jan., 1994) ), and shared his own expertise on 17th-18th century Dutch. Mr Macy shared the following insight, and I quote: “I am sure that the Jocham P. Tehunn in Kniertje's will is Jochem Verschuer, and that Jochem Verschuer's wife Catharina was the Catryntie Lock baptized 1675. It all makes sense. Before this I thought that Jochem's wife might have been the daughter of Claes Van Cott, but that was only a wild guess. Now I see that when Jochem and Catarina Verschuer's son Claes was baptized, a witness was none other than "Kuyertie Loch"! Jochem also had a daughter Catharina, the last person to bear the Verschuer surname in this family. I had thought she was by Jochem's second wife Janneke but in view of the reference in Kniertje's will I think that she must have been by Catryntie Lock as well.

How does Jocham P. Tehunn become Jochem Verschuer? In the old Dutch script there was a special character for "Ver" (which is itself a contraction of van der), and it looks to us much like a "P." Also, there was a way of writing a capital S which looks to us like a T, and c could look like e and r like n. So what Stoutenburgh thought was Tehunn was really Schurr or maybe even Schuer.” [from private correspondence that occurred in May 2002 between Harry Macy, Richard Alan McCool and the author.]


82 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 11:43; abstracting the will of Joost Duryee of Bushwyck.


83 From private correspondence with Richard Alan McCool, dated 16 May 2002; The pertinent sentence reads: "I give devise and Bequeath to my dear and Loving Wife Kernitie Derieu Seven pounds tenn shillings Current Money of the Provence of New York to be paid six months after my decease... ."


84 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 93; Walraven Claerhout, Cniertje Willems; Belitje; Hendrick Willemszen, Femmetje Joosten


85 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 107; Claes Hendrickszen Lock, Cuiertie Hendricks; Femmetie; Joris Davidszen, Geesje Hendricx


86 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 119; Claes Lock, Cniertie Hendricks; Catryntie; Dirck Van Cleef, Grietie Hendricks


87 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 156; Claes Lock, Cniertie Hendricx; Margrietie; Dirck Van der Cleef, Grietie Hendricx


88 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 173; Claes Hendrickszen Lock, Cniertie Hendricks; Hendrick; Dirck Van der Cleeft, Grietie Hendricks


89 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 187; Claeck Lock, Kniertje Hendricx; Adriaentie; Dirck Van der Clyft, Geesje Hendricx


90 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 36; [Banns] Cornelis Dirckszen, j. m. Van N. Jorck, en Grietje Hendricks, j. d. als voren.


91 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 14; Dirck Corneliszen, j. m. Van Wensveen, en Marritje Janszen, Wede Van Thymes Janszen.


92 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 22; Dirck Corneliszen, Cornelis; Mr. Hans Kierstede, Willem Kay, Anneken Bogardus


93 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 1:47, abstracting 1-2:194. --Whereas CORNELIUS DIRCKSEN, late of this city died intestate, and Gretie his widow hath made application to the Court of Mayor and Aldermen, for Letters of Administration, they are granted May 9, 1678.


94 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 16; 7 Jan 1652 [Banns] Pieter Corn. Vanderveen, j.m. Van Amsterd. en Elsje Tymens, j.d. Van N. Amsterd.


95 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32). 28; 18 Mart. 1663 [Banns] Jacob Leysler, j.m. Van Franckfort, en Elsje Tymens, Wed'e. Van Pieter Van der Veen (getrouwt den 11 April 1663).


96 In "The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record" Vol. 7, 1876, PP. 145–151, there is an article by Edwin R. Purple about Jacob Leisler and his family.


97 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 31; Govert Loockermans (wife not recorded); Jacob; Jacob Van Couwenhoven, Pieter Prins, Annetje Loockermans


98 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 111; Jacob Leydsler, Elsje Tymens; Hester; Pieter Dirckszen Van Cleef, Gritie Hendricks


99 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26) 1:60-1. Abstracting from New York Wills 1-2:239. [A Liber copy of the will is in the author’s possession (the original not having survived)]. --MARY JANSEN, New York, May 7, 1679, widow of Gouvert Lockermans. This will is written in the Dutch fashion by Wm. Bogardus, Notary Public. Makes her cousin, Mr. Johanes Van Brugh, and Mr. Francis Rumbout, alderman of this city, her executors. Dated May 7, 1677. Witnesses, John Dervall, Cornelis Cregier.

Witnesses (to the codicil), her neighbors, Mr. Carsten Learsen and Mr. John Cavilleer. Approved, July 22, 1678, By Mathias Nicoll, Sec.


100 Records of New Amsterdam (note 4), 6:357. At Mayor's Court in New Yorke on 23 January 1671/72, Cornelis Dircksen van Westveen was nominated Ensign in the newly created 3rd Company of Foot Soldiers upon recommendation of the Governor; along with Jn'o Lawrence Junior; Jno. Lawrence & Isaacq Bedloo were nominated Captains, and Christoffel Hooghl't & Fredrick Philips as Liftenn'ts


101 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:44


102 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:51


103 New York Deeds, NY and LI Documents, Melyn Papers, The New York Historical Society, 1913. From The New York Historical Society Collections, this 1913 volume contains 1) the Original Book of New York Deeds from 1/1/1673 to 10/19/1675, 2) miscellaneous documents relating to New York and Long Island from 1642 to 1696, and 3) the Melyn Papers, a small collection of original manuscripts and contemporary copies mainly relating to Staten Island (1640-1699). p 21

Appeared before us undersigned Schepens of the City of N. Orange in New Netherland Marretie Jans widow of the deceased Govert Loockermans, Balthazr Bayard, Hans Kierstede & Jacob Loocquerm: being altogether the lawful heirs of the deceased Govert Loocquerman aforesaid who acknowledged and declared by virtue of a certain deed of the Governor Dated to cede transfer and convey in right, true and free ownership, as they are doing by these presents to Cornelis Dirckse Van Westveen, burgher and inhabitant of this city certain their stone house and lot with everything fixed in the earth and fastened by nail on the same, standing and situated within this city of New Orange to the North the Strand of the East River to the West the house and lot of Carsten Leursz Shoemaker and to the East the lots of the abovenamed widow Loockermans, wide on the South or streetside sixty feet, on the Northside forty feet and ten inches; long on the Eastside fourteen rods ten feet and on the Westside fifteen rods and eleven feet, altogether woodfeet, and further with such passive and active servitudes and rights as said widow and heirs have possessed and owned said house and lot free and unencumbered without any charges resting or depending on the same, excepting the Lord's right. For which said house and lot by purchase, transfer and conveyance said widow and heirs acknowledged to have been well and thankfully satisfied and paid by the said Cornelis Dircksz. Consequently they the grantors declare in behalf as above to desist & cede all ownership right, claim and pretensions which they the grantors or any one in their name might or should bring forward against the said house and lot and its appurtenances. Promising neither to act nor cause to be proceeded against the same whether in law or in any other manner, and further to steadfastly and irrevocably keep, maintain and carry out this conveyance and to secure the same against all posterior claims, binding their persons and goods, real and personal subject to all courts and jurisdictions. In testimony of the truth this has been subscribed to with their own hands by the grantors, besides Messrs (???) in New Orange, April 18, 1674.


Johannes Van Brugh Marretie Yans Laurens Van de Spighel

Jacob Loockerman B. Bayard Hans Kierstede

In my presence

Ephraim Herman, Clerk.


104 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 2:464. Abstracting from Liber 19 B, At a Court of Record, May 4, 1680. JACOB LEISLER, husband of Elsie Leisler, and attorney for Jacob Lockerman, "brother, sister, and heirs of Cornelius Dircksen, deceased." Plaintiffs against Dirck Vander Cliff, administrator of estate of Cornelius Dircksen. They state that Cornelius Dircksen was the owner of a house and ground in this city, and divers goods. And that the said Jacob Leisler, "in a loving and friendly manner," hath often demanded the said house and ground, and an inventory of the estate, but the said Dirck Vander Cliff refuses the same.


105 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 2:426. Abstracting from Liber 19 B:17.--Inventory of goods of CORNELIUS DIRCKSEN, deceased, shown by Dirck Vander Cliff, administrator, August 10, 1681, in obedience to order of Mayor's Court, dated July 12, 1681. "The House and lot of ground, grass plat and Garden, lying between the House and ground of Carsten Lursen, and the house that William Cox now liveth in, with the appurtenances, is valued at in current silver money £450; 1 Cow, which the administrator declares cost £4; 1 Beaker, 7 silver spoons, 1 dram cup, etc., in all weighing 26 ounces, at 6s. per ounce, £7. 16s.; 1 Great Dutch Bible, £1. 16s. (Clothing, household goods, etc.). Total, £498. 12s. Greetye Robinson, late widow of Cornelius Dircksen, appeared and made oath to the within Inventory as correct. September 5, 1681. [NOTE.--The house of Cornelius Dircksen is probably now No. 131 Pearl street, New York.--W. S. P.]


106 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 2:430. Abstracting from Liber 19 B:27. --Account of DIRCK VANDER CLIFF, administrator, in behalf of Greitie, widow of Cornelis Dircksen, of the goods of Cornelis Dircksen, and payments, etc., from 1679 to 1681, November 24, the whole estate, including debts owing to him, is £670 8. 7.


107 O’Callaghan, E. B., Names of persons for whom marriage licenses were issued by the secretary of the province of New York, previous to 1784. (Albany: Weed Parsons 1860), page 324; Record G.E., 22:4. "John Robinson and Greetye Hendryckes" were married by license dated 4 Oct 1678.


108 Goodfriend, Joyce D. “Before the Melting Pot; Society and Culture in Colonial New York City, 1664-1730;” (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992, 52. “In a sense, these men (the English immigrants) were but the first of a series of waves of transplanted Englishmen who sought to capitalize on the commercial opportunities and political patronage symbolized by the city of New York. Merchants such as John Robinson, who was assessed over £2,500 in 1676, came to reap the advantages of the port’s newly opened trade.” See Minutes of the Common Council of the city of New York, 1675-1776 : New York: Dodd, Mead, 1905, 1:37. On 10 Nov 1676, he was taxed for the new dock and paying City debts


109 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:26


110 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 2:432, abstracting Liber 19B:54. --Letter from CAPTAIN JOSIAH HOBERT, to James Graham, Esq., East Hampton, Long Island, November 29, 1682.

According to my promise when I left you, I was at New London, upon the Wednesday after, but too late, for Shore had bought a ketch for Mr. Robinson, and was gone with her as you know already. I stayed at New London until yesterday, and then Mr. Hutchinson came, but as you foretold without money to pay the ketch, so I am glad I entered into no further engagements about her. Sir, I have sent you this letter, and do desire you will please put the ketch upon sale, that so I may have the money to pay his engagements, etc.


Execution issued against the ketch "Bonito" alias "Ruth," in suit of Mr. James Graham for œ288, by Mr. William Beekman, Deputy Mayor. And notice of Sheriff that the ketch was sold "at Publick outcry," and bought by Mr. John Robinson, for œ399. January 6, 1682.


111 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 2:424-5, abstracting from Liber 19B. To all, etc. William Dyre, Mayor, and the Aldermen send Greeting. Upon the day of the date hereof, appeared unto this Court, holden at the City Hall, JOHN ROBINSON, being a person well known and worthy of good repute, and did depose that he, the said John Robinson, did sell and deliver the several Particulars and Parcels of goods, at the severall times, rates, and prices unto John Throop, of Southampton, Long Island, and did pay by said John Throop's order and on his account to sundry persons the sums amounting to £277. 6s. 6d, which by agreement is to be paid by said John Throop in New York, in Trayne oil, at 24 shillings a barrell. And he did also send to said John Throop, 1 butt of Sherry wine, at 134 gallons, for the said John Robinson's account, and he hath not received any account nor received one farthing of the same. April 26, 1681.

List of goods furnished to John Throop: 2 half barrels of Powder, £5; 1/2 pound of fine thread, 12s; Pipe of wine, £70; 175 gallons of Rum, at 2s. 6d. per gallon; 160 gallons of Rum, at 2s. 10d. Total, £277. 6s. 6d.

Voyage to Southampton, Dr. February 24. To 1 Butt of Sherry wine, shipped on board the Sloop "Endeavour," Jacob Melyn, Master, consigned to John Throop on acct of John Robinson, £16. 15s.


112 Fernow, Berthold, Nelson, William. Archives of the State of New Jersey, First Series; Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Volume XXI; Calendar of Records in the Office of the Secretary of State. 1614-1703 (1899) New Jersey Colonial Records, Volume 21

PAGE 45 East Jersey Deeds, Etc., Liber No. 3.

1681 Nov. ---. Mem. of Commission of Oyer et Terminer at Pisca-taway, vizt Robert VICKERS, President, to try an action of John ROBINSON vs. Lady CARTERET concerning land purchased from the Indians. [p 174]


1682 April 6. Council Minute. Petition of John ROBINSON, William PINHORN of New York, merchants, and associates, for land; granted. [p 1]

PAGE 49 East Jersey Patents, Etc., Liber No. 4

1682 April 24. Do. to Capt. Anthony BROCKHOLLS, William PINHORN, John ROBINSON, Matthias NICHOLLS, Samuel EDSALL, all of N. Y. and their associates for 3340a. betw. Raraton and Millstone Rivers, along the Man-amtaqua Brook. [p 12]

PAGE 51 East Jersey Deeds, Etc., Liber No. 4.

1682 April 16. Do. Do. of land betw. Raraton and Millstone R. for Capt. Anthony BROCKHOLLS, William PINHORN, John ROBINSON, Capt. Mathias NICHOLLS, Samuel EDSALL and associates, 3340 acres. [p 9]

page 66 East Jersey Deeds, Liber A., etc.

1681 Aug. 22. Indian Deed. Emris, Machpetuske, Maquaincke, Aboraweramud, Pernpath, Coathowe, Gnickap, Shappera, Iroseeke, Sua Patonarum, Ichchape, Powantapis, Indian proprietors, to Lady Elizabeth CARTERET for a tract on Mattawang or Millstone R., running along said river to Moatquacksung, thence N. to a brook, called Manaataqua, thence N. to the upper end of Pametapocke, opposite Staten Island. [page 202]

1685, April 30. Deed. Anthony Brockholls and wife Susannah, William Pinhorne, and wife Mary, John Robinson and wife Margaret, all of New York, to John Royse of the same place for 3340 acres, as granted to them by patent of April 24, 1682. [page 202]

page 67

1685, Dec 7. Lease and release. John Royce of Roycefield, Middlesex, Co., to John Robinson, of N. Y. City, merchant, for 300 a. at Roycefield, adjoining grantee. [see also pages 205, 213, 215, 216]

1683 Nov. 23. Deed. Robert VAUQUELLIN, alias LEPERARY, to John ROBINSON for 600 acres on the Northside of Raraton R., as granted by patent of April 14, 1682. p 215

1685 Dec. 4. Quitclaim. John ROYSE to Anthony BROCKHOLLS, William PINHORNE and John ROBINSON on behalf of Mathias NICHOLLS and Samuel EDSALL for his share in the land, conveyed to him April 30, 1685 (Supra pp. 202, 205) p 216

page 78

1686, May 6; Deed; John Robinsone, of New York, merchant, to John Ives, of London, merchant, for land on the Northside of the Raraton R. (Incomplete) [page 312]

page 86 New Jersey Colonial Documents.

1686, May 1; Deed; to John Robinsone, of New York, merchant, in right of Robert Vauquelline, alias Lepperary, 660 acres of land [page 394]

page 87 East Jersey Deeds, Etc., Liber A.

1686, May 6; Deed; John Robinson of New York City, merchant, to John Ives, of London, for a tract, leased to grantor by John Royce, of Roycefield, Middlesex Co., Dec. 7, 1685, lying on Raraton R., and adjoining the land, patented to James Graham, Samuel Winder, John White and Cornelius Coursen [page 398]

1686 May 6. Do. Same to same, for 600 acres, bounded S. by Rara-ton R., W. by William PINHORNE, grantor and associates, N. and E. by un-surveyed woods; also an island of 60 acres opposite (supra, p. 394); and 300 acres at Roysefield along Raraton R. [p 400]

PAGE 90 New Jersey Colonial Documents.

1685-6 March 16. Mem., that Mr. ROBINSON is to relinquish all right, title and interest in the land, purchased by him, PINHORNE and TAYLOR etc. [p 434]

page 97 East Jersey Deeds, Liber B, etc.

1686-7, Jan. 20 ; Deed; John Robinsone and wife Margaret of New York to Jeromus Repley, John Tinnisone, and Cornelius Tinnissone, all of Brewcklyn, Kings Co., N.Y., for a farm at Roycefield, Middlesex Co., conveyed to him by John Royce, December 7, 1685 [page 81]

1686-7 March 22. Do. Same to same, for 300 acres at Roysefield along Raraton R.; also a tract on N. side of said river, bounded W. by Wm PINHORNE, grantor and associates, N. and E. by unsurveyed land; and an island in Raraton R. of 60 acres; altogether 660 a. [p 83]

page 254 East Jersey Deeds, Liber F

1690, Sep 23; Patent granted to John Royce to settle the dispute between proprietors and grantor involving land granted to John Robinson, among others.


113 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:106-7


114 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:109


115 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:133


116 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:147


117 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:157


118 Holland Society Yearbook 1916 (note 6), 24. Margareta Hendricx, h. v. John Robbertson. were living on Langs Strant ["Along the Shore,"] (North side of Pearl St. and Hanover Sq. to Wall St.)


119 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 113; Cornelis Dirckszen, Grietie Hendricx; Dirck; Jacob Leydsler, Marritie Loockermans


120 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 159; _____ Robbertszen, Grietie Hendricx; Marie; Dirck Van der Cleef, Maria Greham


121 There are numerous possibilities that relate to this Maria Robinson, but the proof is lacking. For example, there was a Maria Robinson who died intestate before 21 Jan 1722/23; Abstracts of Wills Vol II 1708-1728 p 245

Page 285.--William Burnet, Governor, etc. Whereas, MARY ROBINSON, of New York, died intestate, Letters of administration are granted to Daniel Provoost, January 21, 1721/22. There was a Maria Robinson who married Charles Duryea by license dated 9 June 1743 in the New York Dutch Reformed Church.

Joseph Robinson & Maria de Kleyn also had a daughter Maria, bpt 14 Jan 1719 NY DRC:

Jozeph Robinson, Maria de Kleyn; Maria; Michiel & Catharina Vaughten. *A* Maria Robinson married *a* Robert Gregory 11 Jan 1738, NY DRC (license) Purple, p163 *A* John Robinson married Maria Syms 24 May 1738, NY DRC [license], Purple, p 163 Neither of these leads have led to any definite conclusions.


122 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 164; Jan Robbertszen, Grietie Hendricks; Grietie; Stephanus Van Courtlant, Geesje Hendricx


123 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 83; den 4 Aug. John Brine, Mariner, en Elisabeth van Clyff, j.d. van N. Yorck, beyde woonende alhier. met een lic. den 2 Aug. Also see Supplementary list of marriage licenses, Albany: University of the State of New York, (1898) p 42, citing [NYGBR. 3:93] E. B. O’Callaghan transcription: 1 Aug 1696. "John Bentie and Elizabeth Van Clyff"


124 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 265; John Lory, Catharina Van der Clyf; Jacob; John Tuder Jr., Elisabeth Van der Clyf


125 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 245; Jan Bries, Elisabeth Van der Clyf; Geselina; Jan Lory, Benjamin Narewoed, Geesje Van Clyft [the witnesses were her maternal grandmother and her maternal Uncles, Jan Loring and Benjamin Norwood].


126 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 136; William Lane & Gisaline Bruce were married with license dated 3 Jan 1722.


127 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 5:176, abstracting New York Will 20:283. “I leave to my cousin [nephew?], Henry Lane, £25” Since, in this document, Margaret Van der Cliff called all her legatees “cousin,” it is difficult to identify each and every individual.


128 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 4:276. Abstracting New York Will 17:135. --In the name of God, Amen. I, RICHARD BRITTAIN, of New York, mariner, being sick. After payment of debts I leave all estate to my loving wife Gezelna, and make her executor. Dated February 4, 1747. Witnesses, John Burnet, Jonathan Morell, Henry Jamain. Proved, May 4, 1750. The widow, Gazelna Brittain, was then the wife of William Rousby.


129 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 5:176, abstracting New York Will 20:283. “To my cousin Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Britton, deceased, £50.”


130 Burghers and Freemen (note 8) 137. 7 Nov 1738. William Rousby, Wigmaker, R

Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 4-14-5, abstracting New York Will 15:262.

Sarah Rousby, of New York, mentioned her son William Rousby in her will dated 1 November 1732.


131 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 74; “en 23 Febr. Benjamin Norwood, j.m., en Cornelia Van Clyft, j.d., Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende alheir. Den 23 Feb., met een licentie.” Also see Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogates Office of the City of New York; Vol I 1665-1707 p 212; Page 414.--Marriage license Granted to BENJAMIN NORWOOD and CORNELIA VAN CLYFF, February 20, 1692. [this is obviously in error for the year 1693]. And, Supplementary list of marriage licenses, Albany: University of the State of New York, 1898, page 32; 20 Feb 1693. "Benjamin Norwood & Cornelia Van Clyff" citing [RECORD 2(1971):142]


132 Sanders, Joanne McRee. Barbados Records; Baptisms 1637-1800; (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co; c. 1984); 12. Barbados Baptisms, St. Michael Parish: 1668 Jan 20; Benja: son of Mr. Andrew Norwood


133 Mercer, Julia E Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century; (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. 1982); 139-143, where his will is given in full.


134 Minutes of the Common Council (note 19), 1:26, 1:37, 1:59


135 Delavan, Jr., Edward C. “Colonel Francis Lovelace and His Plantation on Staten Island” (1902); [Also see the article by J. Hall Pleasants, “Francis Lovelace, Governor of New York” which appeared in the Record 51(1920):175-194. Governor Lovelace on July 22nd, 1672, directed Mr. Andrew Norwood, Capt. Dudley Lovelace and Mr. Robert Ryder to take a survey of Staten Island, with its dimensions and circumferences, to lay the same down upon a plat and make return thereof to him. (13 Col. Doc 466; see id. 518.) On the 5th of the following September there was filed a description in Dutch of a survey of Andrew Norwood's land, containing 150 acres. (I L. P. 47.)

Leng, Charles W. Staten Island and its people : a history, 1609-1929; New York: (New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1930-1933), 117; A patent for a tract of land was granted to Andrew Norwood, land surveyor, between that of Captain Dudley Lovelace (brother of Gov. Lovelace) and Thomas Lovelace (another brother of the Governor) near the Kill van Kull.


136 Will of Andrew Norwood; loose wills, Bermuda Archives, 58/E/1

* wife Meliora to have one third of estate in St. Kitts and elsewhere

* son Richard to have Bermuda property

* son Benjamin to have property in Carolina, plus negroes Fortune and Morde (sp?) Now in St. Kitts

* son Henry to have NY property, plus Bible and other books, silver tankard and salt cellar, 6 silver spoons, and lode stone

* daughter Elizabeth Norwood to have St. Kitts property

Executors - wife Meliora, overseers James Latty, Charles Evirard

witnesses - Charles Evirard, Richard Cornew

will St. Kitts, 1684, April 24; probate 1686, March 12

(This abstract comes from some correspondence between one of the Norwood "cousins" and Mrs. A.C.H. Hallett, the author of several books on Bermuda history.)

Bermuda Archives

Government Administration Building

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Hamilton, HM 13, Pembroke


441-297-7737; fax 441-295-8751


137 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 2:107, abstracting New York Will 8:203. --Robert Hunter, Captain-General and Governor. Whereas BENJAMIN NORWOOD, late of New York, mariner, died intestate, Letters of administration are granted to his wife Cornelia Norwood, May 16, 1713.


138 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 2:294–5, abstracting New York Will 9:484. (The original will and Liber copy is in the author’s possession); --In the name of God, Amen. I, CORNELIA NORWOOD, widow of Benjamin Norwood, late of New York, mariner, being of sound mind. Whereas I am personally possessed of my now dwelling house and appurtenances in New York, as by deed may appear, together with undivided lands given and left to me by my father and mother, and also money now at interest in Holland, My executors are to sell the same, and the proceeds are to be divided among my children, Richard, Benjamin, Andrew, Meliora, and Cornelia. My eldest son, Richard, is to have £5 more than the rest. My daughters are to have the use of my house where I lately lived, now in possession of Mr. Jackson, tobacconist, until they marry, and then it is to be sold. My daughters are to have two dozen cane and leather chairs, two of my best and largest looking glasses and a small dressing glass, and my best chest of drawers, also cooking utensils, "and they are to have money to furnish them a decent suit of silk apparel."

Dated May 20, 1722. Witnesses, William Gane, Nathaniel Symons, Richard Irish. Proved, April 10, 1724.


139 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), page 220; Benjamin Narwood, Cornelia Van Cleeft; Miljora; Richard Narwood, Geesje Van Cleeft


140 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 6:422, abstracting New York Will 25:174. --In the name of God, Amen. I, MELIORA LEWIS, of New York, widow. I leave to my four grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin, Cornelia, and Sarah Broadhurst, my whole estate, real and personal. I make my sister, Cornelia Norwood, executor. Dated June 14, 1765. Witnesses, Peter Rozel, Matthew Norwood, shopkeeper, William Rousby. Proved, October 25, 1765.


141 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683–1809; Excerpted from the Year Book of the Holland Society of New York (1905); page 19. Samuel, of Jonathan Braadhazt and Cathalyntje Bensing. Wit.: Harmen Thomasz, Thomas Harmensz, Agnietje Van Vecht.


142 Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine, v.3, #7 (April 1940), page 171. American Ancestry of Samuel Tompkins and Martha Alphena (Todd Schureman and Their Descendants) by Frances Ida Schureman Judd: "Samuel Broadhurst, Bapt. Sept 1, 1700; d. Nov 1, 1755; m. Anna Pell of Pelham Manor, Westchester Co, NY. Samuel Broadhurst was a mariner, who received the Freedom of New York in 1725. Presumably he was a mariner whose voyages were on the high seas, as on Nov 1 1755 he was drowned in the Port of Lisbon, when Portugal's capital was nearly destroyed by the great earthquake in which about 40,000 lives were lost, and where the exulting sea rang the requiem over his last resting place."


143 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 477; Samuel Brodhurst, Antje Pell; Samuel; Bartholomeus Schaets, Marietje Williams


144 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 4:400-1, abstracting New York Wills 18:154. --In the name of God, Amen, September 3, 1739, I, THOMAS PELL, SR., of the Manor of Pelham, in Westchester County, being sick and weak. I leave to my daughter, Anne Broadhurst, the use of the room she now lives in, "while she remains a single woman without a husband," but in case my son Joseph shall not like or approve of her living in said room, then he shall build her a small house of about 16 feet square, and allow her this and the use of 6 acres of land; I also give her £60. <snip> “to my grandson, Samuel Broadhurst, £10” I make my sons Philip and Joseph executors. Witnesses, S. Lawrence, John Coutant, John Curie. Proved, August 18, 1752. Philip Pell was then dead.


145 Bradhurst, A Maunsell, "My Forefathers: Their History from Records & Traditions" (1910) on p 22, Bradhurst writes: "The marriage of Samuel Bradhurst's brother-in-law, John Heath, with Anne Lewis, daughter of Anthony Lewis by Meliora Norwood, is worth of note, because Anne Lewis's mother, "Mrs. Meliora Lewis," appears (after her daughter's death) to have adopted not her son-in-law, John Heath (who married secondly Eletha Pell), but that son-in-law's brother-in-law, Samuel Bradhurst! We do not know at what date this lady adopted Samuel Bradhurst and his children by Anne Heath; nor on what grounds, failing her own issue, she passed over her son-in-law, John Heath, in favour of his sister's husband and children. This, however, seems to have been the case; for Mrs. Meliora Lewis is mentioned in the MS of Samuel Bradhurst, of Pinehurst, as the "mother of Samuel Bradhurst," meaning the writer's father, Samuel Bradhurst (second), whose mother's name was Anne Pell, as is sufficiently proved by Records and by her family pedigree [the writer is referring to the baptismal record, without any knowledge of the paternity issue]. As, therefore, Samuel Bradhurst's own mother was Anne Pell, we must assume that Mrs. Meliora Lewis, nee Norwood, was so designated because she had 'adopted' this young man and his children. This seems to be borne out by the fact that she left property to his children, calling them in her Will, the children of her "son," Samuel Bradhurst. Her son-in-law, John Heath, was her executor. Her sister, Cornelia Norwood, spinster, too, left property to these children, calling them the children of Mrs. Lewis's "son," Samuel Bradhurst. Miss Cornelia Norwood's Will is dated 1787, her executors being her brother, Richard Norwood, and Samuel Bradhurst (Of Pinehurst), one of the said "children."

Howard S. F. Randolph, Assoc. Editor of the Record, in his article "The Lewis Family of New York and Poughkeepsie" [RECORD 60(1929):245], offers the following on this error, apparently accepting the "theory" proferred by Maunsell Bradhurst in "My Forefathers," once again missing the paternity suit filed by the representatives for Meliora Norwood in 1725. Under #12, Anthony Lewis, he cites the will of Meliora Lewis, and refers the reader to Bradhurst, for the "explanation" of the will (and its reference to her grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin, Cornelia & Sarah Broadhurst.


146 Scott, Kenneth. New York City Court Records, 1684-1760; Genealogical Data from the Court of Quarter Sessions, (Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1982) 38. citing LDS Film #497647; Samuel Broadhurst appears to answer to an order made by Francis Harrison and John Cruger, Esqrs., for maintenance of a bastard child by him begot on Mehora Norwood. 4 May 1725. Order of the justices is confirmed. 3 Aug 1725. Writ of certiorari for removing order about bastard said to be begotten by Broadhurst on Mehora Norwood. 3 May 1726. No follow-up to this record was published, but Samuel Broadhurst appears to have satisfied the court through his marriage to Ann Pell, and the subsequent baptism of Samuel 30 August 1727. This of course left Meliora Norwood with no recourse, but certainly explains her mention of grandchildren in her will.


147 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 145; Antony Luwis & Meliora Norwood were married by license dated 2 Aug 1726.


148 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 195; Barent Lievenszen, Johanna Van der Poel; Anthony; Leendert Lievenszen, Catharina Van der Poel, Maryken Abeel


149 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 492; Anthony Leuwis, Miljora Norwood; Thomas; John Holt, Cornelia Norwood


150 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 240; Benjamin Narwood, Cornelia V. Cleeft; Dirck; Jacobus Van Cortlant, Elisabeth Van Cleeft


151 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 134; Married by license dated 12 Aug 1721


152 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 281; Barent Kool, Margreta Obe; Maria; Cornelis Viely, Margreta de Riemer wife of Dom. Selyns Zalr.


153 Cole, Rev. David, Isaac Kool (Cool or Cole) and Catharine Serven, married Oct. 15, 1764, at Tappan, Rockland, then part of Orange Co, N.Y. their descendants complete to May 1, 1876, also their American ancestors from the settlement of New York City ( New York: John F. Trow & Son 1876), 29: "On page 348 of Valentine's History of New York, a list is given of the inhabitants of the city in 1703. This list gives this Barent Kool four children." In this same footnote, Rev. Cole said that “of this list,” Maria Kool, bpt 1 Feb 1702, married on 12 Aug 1721 in the NY RDC to Richard Norwood, but he could "trace her no further." Also see E B O'Callaghan The Documentary history of the state of New-York Albany, N.Y.: (1849) 1:619 Inhabitants in the city of New York "about the year 1703" for the North Ward; “Barent Lool [sic]” 1 male age 16-60; 1 female; 2 male children and 2 female children


154 Burghers and Freeman (note 8) 123. 5 Oct 1734. Richard Norwood, Mariner, R


155 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 8:60, abstracting New York Wills 28:299. Will dated 6 Aug 1772 and proved 25 Aug 1772; Cornelia Norwood, spinster, mentioned her “nephews, Henry, John, Vandercliff Norwood, and Richard Norwood, sons of my brother, Richard Norwood, deceased.” (see below for a complete abstract of this document)


156 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 434; Richard Narwood, Maria Kool; Cornelia; William Lane (husband of Gesalina Bruce), Cornelia Norwood


157 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 455; Richard Narwood, Maria Cool; Benjamin; Andrew Narwood, Femmetje Cool [she was Femmetje de Forest, the wife of Hendrick Kool, brother of Maria]


158 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 471; Richard Narwood, Maria Kool; Hendrik; Vanderklyf Brutel; Hendrikje Provoost, Anthony Liewis [Miljora Norwood was then the wife of Anthony Lewis, and Vanderklyf Brutel was the son of the paternal grandmother's sister Margaret, who had married Peter Brutel]


159 Nelson, William; Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Marriage Records 1665-1800.(Paterson: New Jersey Archives, 1909). 22:288

Norwood, Henry, New York, and Margery Thomson, Perth Amboy. 1759 June 8


160 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27). 488; Richard Norwood, Maria Kool; Johannes; Johannes Brutell, Cornelia Norwood [Johannes Brutell is the son of Margaret Van der Clyf & her husband, Peter Bortel/Brutell]


161 Wright, Tobias A. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church New Amsterdam and New York,” Baptisms 1731-1800, Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (1902) 3:15; Richard Norwood, Maria Cool; Andrew; Miljora Norwood, h.v. Van Antony Lewis.


162 Baptisms 1731-1800 (note 161). 25; Richard Norwood, Maria Cool; Andrew; Meljora Luwes.


163 Baptisms 1731-1800 (note 161), 41; Rulard Norwood, Maria Kool; Vanderklyf; Gerrit Rottery, Margareta Vanderklyf, Wed. v. Gerrit Rottery.


164 Marriages 1639-1800 (note 32), 192. "Van der Clif Norwood & Jane Mitschel" married by NY license dated 7 Feb 1756


165 Baptisms 1731-1800 (note 161), 58; Richard Norwood, Maria Cool; Richard; Andries Idesse Meyer, Vrouwtje Meyer, j.d.


166 Howell, George Rogers, Issued as a supplement to the volume published by the secretary of state, Albany, 1800, under title: Names of persons for whom marriage licenses were issued by the secretary of the province of New York, previous to 1784. Supplementary list of marriage licenses; Albany: University of the State of NY, 1898, page 32.

18 Aug 1758. "Richard Norwood & Deborah Shadwick" M.B. 41:218

Records of Trinity Church Parish, New York City, Record 69((1938):371 Richard Norwood and Deborah Chadwick married 19 August 1758 by Dr. Henry Barclay at Trinity Church Parish


167 Baptisms 1731-1800 (note 161), 80; Richard Noxwood, Maria Cool; Matthew; Laurens Van d'r Spiegel, Elsje Van d'r Spiegel, Wed. v. Isaac Loderego.


168 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 263; Benjamin Narwood, Cornelia Van Clyf; Benjamin; Steven Richard, Catharina Van Clyf wife of Ihon Cory


169 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 8:60-1, abstracting New York Wills 28:299. [A copy of the original will, and the Liber copy is in the author’s possession] --In the name of God, Amen. I, CORNELIA NORWOOD, of New York, spinster, being sick, this August 6, 1772. My executors are to pay off all just debts and funeral expenses. I leave to my nieces, Cornelia Norwood, Anattie Norwood, and Mary Norwood, the daughters of my brother, Andrew Norwood, my clothes and wearing apparell. All the rest of my personal estate, and all my lands, moneys, and fast estate, I devise as follows. To my sister-in-law, Mary Norwood, widow, the use of 1/3, during her life, and then to my nephews, Henry, John, Vandercliff Norwood, and Richard Norwood, sons of my brother, Richard Norwood, deceased. To my brother, Andrew Norwood, 1/3 to him and his heirs and assigns. To Samuel Bradhurst, Benjamin Bradhurst, Cornelia Bradhurst, and Sarah Bradhurst, children of Samuel Bradhurst, mariner, deceased, who was the son of Melura Lewis, my sister, deceased, 1/3. I make my brother, Andrew Norwood, and my nephews, Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst, son of Samuel, deceased, executors.

Witnesses, Marselus Gerbrantz, John Van Dalson, John Montanye, hatter.

Proved, August 25, 1772.


170 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 290; Benjamin Narret, Cornelia Van Clyf; Anderies; Jan Crigo, Maragreta Korse alias Smith


171 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 363; Johannes Van Norden, Hendrikje Ten Yk; Annetje; Theofilus Pels, Annatje Hooglant


172 Ledger No 1 Chamberlain's Office, NY 1691-1700, the ledger from the Chamberlain's Office for the Corporation of New York, from 5/11/1691 to 11/12/1699, as well as Indentures of Apprentices from 10/21/1718 to 8/7/1727. (The New York Historical Society Collections, 1909), 118.

Registered for Cornelius Bridgeman the 9th day of March, Anno Dom 1718.

Indenture of Andrew Norwood Son of Cornelia Norwood, Widdow to Cornelius Bridgeman, Barber and Wigmaker for seven years from March 28th, 1718. Usual form including "and shall also find and provide unto the Said Apprentice Sufficient Meat, Drink, Apparell, Lodging, and Washing fitting for an Apprentice, and at the End of the Said Term he the said Master Shall give unto the Said Apprentice One New Suit of Wareing Apparell Consisting of a Coat, Wastcoat and Breeches, a New hatt, Two New Neckclothes, Six New Shirts, One New pair of stockings and one New pair of shoes, also a Block a vrie and two New Razors and winters schooling dureing Said Time . . ."

Signed March 28th, 1718 by Andrew Norwood

In the presence of Richard Norwood, Edward Pennant.

Acknowledged March 28th, 1718 before John Cruger, Justice of the Peace


173 Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 1782-1785, 6:292, abstracting from New Jersey Wills 29:358. [A copy of the original will is in the author’s possession].

1784, April 15. Norwood, Andrew, of New Brunswick, Middlesex, Co., peruke maker; will of. Eldest son, John, 30 shillings. Children, Tobias, Andrew, Catherine, Cornelia, Hannah and Mary, 35 shillings. Wife, Hannah, rest of personal and real estate; house and lot in New Brunswick, on Albany St,; also a legacy given to me by my sister, Cornelia Norwood, of New York, deceased. Executrix - wife, Hannah. Witnesses - Peter Vredenburgh, William Applegate, John Thompson. Proved June 19, 1787. Lib 29, p. 353.


174 Buried in Rensselaer County, New York (Rensselaer County Interments)


Norwood, Andrew no DOB given died 23 Jan 1787 at 85 yrs

Sancoick, Hoosick, Rensselaer Co, NY.

lived greater part of his life in Brunswick, NJ


175 My thanks to Irene Norwood, at the following website: NORWOOD family CONNECTIONS http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norwood/index.htm for this document, and her overall insight and research into the Norwood family of New Amsterdam and beyond. Irene is a direct descendant of Hendrick Willemse.

Middlesex County New Jersey Deed Abstracts Book "1"; Richard S. Hutchinson; ©2000; p. 77

[p 533] Hannah Norwood to John Dennis Junior

20 July 1790 - Hannah Norwood Widow and Relict of Andrew Norwood late of ... New Brunswick ... deceased, John Norwood Baker, Jonathan Twist House Carpenter & Cornelia his Wife, Thomas Sickles Merchant and Mary his Wife, All of Verlam Slack in the County of Albany, Andrew Norwood Shoemaker and Catherine Brasher both of ... City of New York, which Said John Norwood, Cornelia the wife of Jonathan Twist, Mary the Wife of Thomas Sickles, Andrew Norwood & Catherine Brasher and all of them Children of the Said Andrew Norwood deceased ... [sold to] ... John Dennis Junior ... City of New Brunswick Merchant ... [for 250 pounds] ... Ground ... in New Brunswick [which Dennis already possesses] ... [adjoining land owners or name - Peace Street, French Street] ... without denial of them ... or of the Heirs or Assigns of Tobia Norwood late of ... City of New York Shoemaker deceased who was also and other of the children of ... Andrew Norwood deceasd ...; [Signed - Hannah Norwood made her mark when signing, Andrew Norwood, Catherine Brasher, John Norwood, Cornelia Twiss, Mary Sickles, Thomas Sickles, Jona Twiss; witnesses - Zach W. Sickles & Meadall Taylor for were witnesses for the Twiss members and John Norwood; while Zach W. Sickles and John Alslynd Junr was a witness for Mary Sickles and Thomas Sickles, all signed before a New York Notary on 14 July 1791; recorded - 25 July 1791.]


176 “New Brunswick First Reformed Church Baptisms” Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, New Series, Vol 44, (1926)

1 May 1737 Norwoold, And'w and Annetje – Catrena 2:404

25 Mar 1739 Norwood, Andrew and Annatje – Benjamin 2:406

14 Feb 1741, Norwood, Andrew and Annatje – Johannis 2:407

27 Feb 1743, Noorwood, Andrew and Annatje – Dirck 2:409

4 Nov 1744, Noorwood, Andrew and Annatie – Tobias; wit: Tobias V. Norden and Jenne Camble 2:411

14 Dec 1746, Norwood, Andrew and Annatje – Cornelia 2:413

1 Mar 1752, Norrid, Andris and Anathe – Andris 3:550

14 Jul 1754, Narwood, Andrew and Anatie – Hanna 3:553

27 Feb 1757, Narwood, Andrew and Anatie – Maritie 3:557

11 Sep 1765, Norwood, Andrew and Johanna - Johanna


177 E.B. O'Callaghan, New York Marriages Previous to 1784 (Albany, N.Y.: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1860) pp.283, 43. [M.B. 37:91, M.B. 4:301; License dated 6 February 1761 "William Brazer & Cathrine Norwood"

“Records of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches of the City of New York,” RECORD 11(1880):88. Married 17 July 1761 at First & Second Presbyterian Church, New York City, New York


178 E.B. O'Callaghan, New York Marriages Previous to 1784 (Albany, N.Y.: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1860) pp.283, 231; [M.B. 12:71, Tobias Norwood & Christian Lester, Widow; 6 February 1767

(note 177) RECORD 11(1880):84 Samuel Lester, Taylor, and Christiana Riffle" 11 March 1758 First & Second Presbyterian Church, New York City


179 Christ Lutheran, New York, New York, New York computer printout; marriages, 1752-1776; [LDS Film #1002749] 06 JUL 1776 Christ Lutheran, New York, New York, New York


180 Nelson, William; Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Vol. 22

Marriage Records 1665-1800. New Jersey Archives, Paterson, NJ (1909). Page 290

1777 July 3; Mary Norwood, m. Thomas Sickles, Princeton


181 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 1:236, abstracting New York Wills 5-6:36 .--Marriage license granted to JOHN SERRING, mariner, and KATHARINE VAN CLIFFE, April 16, 1694. Abstracts of Wills, Vol XVI, Corrections Vol I p 25; PAGE 263: 15 lines from bottom for John Serring read John Loring. Supplementary list of marriage licenses, Albany: University of the State of New York, 1898 p 28 G.B.R. 3:91

"John Loring and Kath'e Van Clyff" [RECORD 3(1872):91] 16 Apr 1694. "John Loring, mariner, and Kath'e Van Clyff" (abstracted and contributed by E.B. O'Callaghan, M.D.)


182 Baptisms 1731-1800 (note 161), 28; Jacob Lory, Margritje Van d. Grist; Frederik; Jacob Vander Grist, Cornel [sic] Lory, Wed. v. Jan Lory.


183 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 224: Baptisms in the New York Dutch Reformed Church 1639-1730,


184 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), page 249; Jan Lory, Catharina Van Clyff; Dirk; Samuel Staats, Cornelia Van Clyff


185 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 265; John Lory, Catharina Van der Clyf; Jacob; John Tuder Jr., Elisabeth Van der Clyf


186 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 136; James Lowey & Jane Elswort were married by license dated 19 December 1721


187 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 141; Jacob Loring & Maria Van'r Grift were married by license dated 23 May 1724.


188 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 399; John Hickford, Maria Van der Clyf; Geeselina; Andries Hardenbroek, Margrietje Van der Clyf


189 Supplementary list of marriage licenses; Albany: University of the State of New York, 1898 p 12

4 Oct 1704; "Peter Burtell and Margarett Van Clyff" G.B.R. 2:27 [[RECORD 2(1871):27] New York Marriage Licenses granted by Lord Cornbury; 1 Oct (license); Pieter Burtell met Margarita Van Clyffe; den 6 Oct'r. [Note: Peter Burtell may have married (1st), as Peter Battery, to Jannetje Davids, for on 17 Jun 1703, a marriage was recorded for this couple in the New York Dutch Reformed Church; Marriages (note 32), 99]


190 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 5:176, abstracting New York Wills 20:283 --In the name of God, Amen. I, MARGARET RUTTERY, of New York, widow, May 16, 1757. I leave to my cousin [nephew?], Henry Lane, £25. To my sister, Treuntie [corrected to Fennetie] Hardenbrook, £100, and a large brass kettle, 3 gowns, a bed, 3 plates, and my clothing. I leave to my cousin [niece?], Melicra Lewis, £100 and a velvet cloak. To my cousin, Cornelia [niece] Norwood, £100 and 6 new shifts. To my cousin Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Britton, deceased, £50. To my cousin, Vandercliff Norwood [nephew?], a large looking glass. To my cousin [niece?], Catharine Lory, £25. I make my cousin, Cornelia Norwood, executor.

Witnesses, Richard Kip, David Hanson, Lawrence Wessells. Proved, July 1, 1757.


191 Baptisms 1731-1800 (note 161) 41; Rulard Norwood, Maria Kool; Vanderklyf; Gerrit Rottery, Margareta Vanderklyf, Wed. v. Gerrit Rottery.


192 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 309; Pieter Bortel, Margrietje Van Klyf; Jan; Geesje Van Clyf


193 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 338; Pieter Buratel, Margareta Van der Clyf; Van der Clyf; Mr. Obeno, Maria Van der Clyf


194 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 383; Gilbert Lottery, Margrietje Van der Klyf; Gilbert; John Hicford, Jacobus Rosevelt, Geselina Brues


195 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32),111; den 30 Junu; Andries Hardenbroek & Femmetje Van der Klyf; den 2 July.


196 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 181; Johannes Hardenbroeck, Sara Van Laer; Andries; Christoffel Van Laer, Catharina Van Laer


197 Baptisms 1731-1800 (note 161), 173; Gerrit de Foreest, Sara Hardenbroeck; Andries; Rochard Noreth, Femmetje Van der Klift, h.v.v. Andries Hardenbroeck


198 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 343; Andries Hardenbroek, Femmetje Van der Klyf; Johannes; Johannes Hardenbroek & wife Sara Van Laar


199 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 357; Andries Hardenbroek, Femmetje v. de Clyff; Theodorus; Christoffel Hardenbroek, Geerje v. Clyff, Wed'e.


200 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 376; Andries Hardenbroek, Femmetje Van der Klyf; Christoffel; Adolphus & Sara Hardenbroek


201 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 171; Gerardus de Foreest & Sara Hardenbroek were married by license dated 12 May.


202 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 74; den 11 Mart. Pieter Gerardus Cavalier, j.m., Van N. Yorck, en Belitje Claerhout, j.d., als boven, beyde wonende alheir. Den 30 dicto.


203 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 106; Mr. Johannes __, Heyltie Salomons; Pieter Gerrit, Charle ___ , Magdaleentie Van Couwenhoven


204 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 1:27 and 1:279, abstracting New York Wills 5-6:149 and 5-6:178. February, 1696/7, before Colonel Stephen Van Cortlandt, my Delegate, the will of MAGDALENA VAN DYCKE was proved, and Peter Cavalier confirmed as executor.

--MAGDALENA VAN DYCKE. "In the name of God, Amen, this 3d day of February, 1693, I, Magdalena Van Dycke, widow, of the city of New York, being sick, do make this my last will." I leave to Ellinor Cavalier, the now wife of John Cavalier the elder, that parcel of ground which the said John Cavalier's house stands on, the breadth of the whole lot, as broad as the house stands but no further. If she die before her husband, then it is to go to my heirs, but if she outlive her husband then to her absolutely. The rest of estate is left to Peter, Katharine, John, Magdalena, Mary, and Elizabeth Cavalier, and to Kathrina Arnouts Van der Weyde. Makes Peter Cavalier and his mother, Ellinor Cavalier, executors.

Witnesses, Evert Van Hook, Olphert Shwarts, Wm. Huddlestone. Proved, before Colonel Stephen Van Cortlandt, February 3, 1696, by oath of witnesses, and Peter Cavalier takes the oath as executor.

--Recorded for Peter Cavalier. Account of the estate of MAGDALENA VAN DYKE, of New York, widow. 1 house sold, £120. Total amount, £133. July 27, 1697.


205 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 20; 25 September 1655, Jacob Wolfertszen Van Couwenhoven, en Magdaleentje Jacobs Van Amsterdam, and page 40; 20 June 1675; [Banns] 30 May, Henricus Van Dyck, Wed'r Van Dievertje Corii, en Magdalena Ryssens, Wed'e Van Jacob Couwenhoven, beyde wonende tot N. Yorke; den 20 Jun tot Midwoudt.


206 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 85; den 3 apr. Pieter Chavelier, Wedr, [en] Cornelia Bosch, Jd. van N. Yorke, beyde woonende alhier. den 3 april, met een licentie. Supplementary list of marriage licenses; Albany: University of the State of New York, 1898 p 12; 1 Mar 1697; "Cornelia Busch and Peter Cavaleer" citing [RECORD 3(1872):93] "Peter Cavaleer and Cornelia Busch"


207 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 106; Hendrick Bosch, Egbertie Dircxs; Cornelia; Jacob Theunisz de Key, Heyltie Clopper


208 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 216; Pieter Chavallier, Belitje Claerhout; Catharina; Leendert Lieuwis; Cundra Hendricx


209 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 223; Peter Chavalier, Belitje Claerhout; Pieter; Kiniera Hendricx


210 In an email from Harry Macy in 2002, he outlined the following analysis:

There only seems to be one reference to Peter Caverly in the Oyster Bay Town Records but it is significant. On 1 May 1721 John Ireland of OB sold to Peter Caverley of New York ship carpenter, for 200 pounds, an island bordered north by the Sound and south by the Musketa Cove patent, etc. The witnesses were local. (Vol. 4, p. 371)

At St. George's Anglican Church, Hempstead (the parish included OB), Peter and Jane Caverley had John and Abigail bap. 10 June 1727 and Peter and William baptized 4 Oct 1736 (Rev. Sylvanus Haight, "Adventures for God," 219, 226). On 7 Nov 1756 Peter Caverly of New York and Ann Cornell of Hempstead were married at Hempstead (ibid. 169). On 28 Aug. 1763 Thomas Thorn of Flushing and Abigail Cavarley of Oyster bay were married at OB (ibid., 174).

In Burghers and Freemen of the City of NY (Colls. NYHS 1885) you'll find Peter Caverly, shipwright, 1756 and Joseph Caverly, shipwright, 1765 (pp. 186, 209). These are obviously the sons of Peter of OB, following their father's occupation. I also noted that Henry Cavalier shipwright became a Freeman in 1726 (p. 107) — the common occupation helps connect the two names.

In sum, it looks like you're on the right track with equating Cavalier and Caverly.


211 Abstracts of Wills, Surrogate’s Office (note 26), 4:149, abstracting New York Wills 16:206. --In the name of God, Amen. I, PETER CAVERLY, of Oyster Bay in Queens County, being sick, I leave to my wife Jane the value of £100, and a negro woman, and a good horse and chair, also £300. I leave to my eldest son, John, £10, and all the rest of my estate to my children, John, Peter, William, Joseph, Sarah Rierson, and Abigail. Each of my children is to have £103, 6s, 9d, as my said daughter Sarah has already received. I make my wife Jane and my son John, executors.

Dated December 1, 1747. Witnesses, Joseph Carpenter, Sarah Carpenter, Benjamin Woolsey. Proved, before Adam Lawrence, Esq., December 9, 1747.


212 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 79-80; den 21 June. Dirck Andrieszen, j.m Van Boswyck, en Femmetje Lorck, j.d. Van N. Yorck, beyde wonende op Bosywck. den 11 July 1695


213 Andrew J. Provoost in 1958 made an attempt to study the Stockholm family of Bushwick, but mis-identified the immigrant as Jurriaen Andriessen. See Early settlers of Bushwick, Long Island, New York and their descendants

Darien, Conn.: A.J. Provost, 1949-1963, pages 74-80. In Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, -1630-1674

by John O. Evjen, ©1916, Evjen, on page 299, made brief mention of Andries Barentszen in Bushwick as of March 1662 (Calendar of Historical Manuscripts, 1:47), but failed to find any further information on him, beyond his marriage to Grietje Cregiers in 24 January 1666 in the New York Dutch Reformed Church [Marriages in the New York Dutch Reformed Church, page 31]. Being from Sweden, and probably a Lutheran, Andries Barentsen had little reason to associate himself any further the Dutch Reformed Church. However, Arent Andriessen, a known son of Andries Barentszen of Stockholm, and the one who assumed Stockholm as a surname, witnessed the baptism of Margrietje Andriessen (named after the paternal grandmother) on 10 March 1700 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn. Likewise, Dirck Andriessen witnessed the baptism of Andries on 9 Aug 1696, also at Brooklyn (page 138), the son of Arent Andriessen and Magdalena Jans. And finally, Femmetje Andriesse (using her husband’s patronymic), witnessed the baptism of Margrietje Andriessen, the daughter of Arent Andriessen and Magdalena Jans on 30 March 1701, also at the Brooklyn Church. [See Jos van der Linde, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York (Baltimore: GPC, 1983) [NY G 55.1]: baptisms 1660-1710, 1719; marriages 1660-1696; members 1663-64, 1677-1702; miscellaneous records 1660-1752.] We also know that at least by 1695 (the date of the will of Hendrick Willems, the baker), he was living in Bushwick, and that, as the widow Duryea, Kniertje Hendricks was still in Bushwick, and made special mention of and bequests to her daughter Femmetje, because she had “no setting out.” [vide infra].


214 Nicholas is named as the son of Femmetje Lock by Kniertje Hendricks in her will dated 1728 (note 80). Although the baptismal record has not been found, apparently Kniertje, the maternal grandmother, was a witness.


215 Kelly, Arthur C. M. Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church, Rockland County, NY 1694- (Rhinebeck, N.Y.: Kinship Press, 1998). Child: Barendt #1342, Birth Date: 24 Feb 1745, Bapt. Date: 3 Mar 1745; Parents: Nicolae s Andriesse; Elisabeth Betu, Witnesses: Thomas Ekkese and his wife Elisabeth


216 Stryker-Rodda, Kenn. Records of the First Reformed Dutch Church., JamaicaLong Island; RECORD 107(1976):157. The witnesses were tuenes Koevert, Margritie Koevert


217 van der Linde, Jos. New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Old First Dutch Reformed Church of Brooklyn, New York, First Book of Records 1660-1752, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983) , 142. Margrietje, parents: Dirck Andriesse, Femmetje; witnesses Arent Andriesse (child's uncle), Margrietje Lork (child's aunt)


218 See the article by Harry Macy, Jr, “The Verschuer Family of Bushwick: Its Roots in the Netherlands and Descendants Through Comegys, Fyn, Duryea, Covert and Simonson” [NYG&B Record 125(1994):98–100]. Mr. Macy failed to identify the second wife of this Theunis Covert, but agrees with my analysis that their 2 children, Derrick (no baptismal record found) and Femmetje (who was baptized 16 November 1735 at Jamaica, RECORD 107(1976):155) were clearly named after the maternal grandparents, Dirk Andrieszen and Femmetje Lock .


219 Brooklyn Baptisms (note 217), 145. Andries; parents Dirck Andriesse, Femmetje; witnesses Johannes Verscheur, Trijntje Albertze


220 Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 1750-1760. 3:12, abstracting New Jersey Will 9:175 (Volume 32 of the Series)

[A copy is in the possession of the compiler]

1758, June 12. Anderson, Derrick, of "Redingtown," Hunterdon Co., died intestate. Inventory, £65.2., including accounts and bonds, £55.0.9., by Jacob v. d. Bilt, Marten Wyckof and Anderis Anderisen.

1758, June 13. Bond of his widow, Hannah Anderson, as Admin'x; Nicolas Wyckoff, of Redingtown fellowbondsman. Liber 9, p 175.


221 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 91; Wouter Gysbertszen, Dorethee Kelders; Jochem; Jeuriaen Blanck, Christyntie Capoens


222 See the article by Harry Macy, Jr., “The Verschuer Family of Bushwick, It’s Roots in the Netherlands and Descendants Through Comegys, Fyn, Duryea, Covert, and Simonson" which was serialized in the NYG&B RECORD, 124:193-201 (Oct 1993); 125:34–40 (Jan 1994); 125:96–101 (April 1994); and concluding in 125:170–173 (July 1994) for a detailed account of this family.


223 [RECORD 125(1994):37] citing [DHNY 1:660] and [DHNY 3:134]


224 [RECORD 125(1994):38] citing [Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, 22:62]


225 Brooklyn Baptisms (note 217), 146. Claas; parents: Jochum Verscheure, Catrrina; witnesses Dirck Andriesse, Kuyertie Loch [the child was named after the maternal grandfather, and the witnesses were the brother-in-law of Catryntje Lock and the maternal grandmother, Kniertje (Hendricks) Lock]


226 Stillwell, John E.; Historical and Genealogical Miscellany; "Dutch Church Record, Staten Island, N.Y." 1:78: Aaert Symensen foon Christoffel gedoopt door domeny freeman den 18 Juny Anno 1717 de getuyge zyn Christoffel Christfeer als Compeer Voor peet zyn Vrouw ftyntje Chistfeer


227 Stillwell, John E.; Historical and Genealogical Miscellany; "Dutch Church Record, Staten Island, N.Y." Volume I, pages 143, 145, 60, 61, 102 and 148.


228 Baptisms 1639-1730 (note 27), 124; Pieter Eschamp, Jannetie Dircx; Joost; Joris Kockuyt, Marritie Hendricx


229 Marriages 1639-1801 (note 32), 39; With Banns published on 7 Oct 1674, they were married 24 Oct 1674. Pieter Schamp, Soldaet, j. m. Van Gendy, en Jannetje Dircks, j. d. Van Noortmans Kill.


230 O’Callaghan, Edmund Bailey. The Documentary History of the State of New York Vol 1. Kings County, New York, 1687; “The Roll off those who have taken the Oath off Allegiance in the Kings County in the Province of New Yorke the 26: 27: 28: 28: and 30th day off September in the third yeare of His Maytsh Raigne Annoque Domine 1687.” off Boswijck; Pieter Schamp 15 Jeare


231 Somerset County Historical Quarterly; 8 volumes (Plainfield: Somerset County Historical Society (1912-1919) 6:38 SCHOMP Family of Somerset County

SCHOMP.--Originally Schamp, of Huguenot origin, the family, in 1573, escaped from France to the Netherlands, from which country Pieter Schamp, a soldier, came to New York City in 1672. His son, George, about 1712, settled between South Branch and Neshanic, in Somerset co., and, in 1729, removed to Pleasant Run, Hunterdon co., between White House and Flemington. From him descend the Schomp families. Part of the original house built at Pleasant Run by George's son Hendrick, and used as a tavern, still stands.


232 Calendar of New Jersey Wills1751-1760. 3:380, abstracting New Jersey Will 10:592. [A full copy of the original will and inventory is in the compiler’s possession]

1760, May 28. Schamp, George, of Reading Township, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Margaret. Children -- George, Hendrick, Stonchy (a married daughter), and Hannah. Grandchildren -- George, Aerian and Antia, children of son Nicholas (probably deceased); George, Peter, Margaret, Phebe, Sarah, Knorcha and Hannah, children of son George; and children of deceased daughter Yanika, wife of Derick Merlot. Land over South Branch of Raritan River, adjoining John Monfort and New Shanick; homefarm; land adjoining homefarm and Abraham Church, late Michel Church. Personal property. Executors -- son Hendrick, George Reading, and son-in-law Jacobus Cocks. Witnesses -- Edward Wilmot, Dirck van Vliedt, and John Emans. Proved 14 Jun 1760. Liber 10, p 592.

1760, June 10. Inventory, £439, incl. a Dutch Bible and other books, £1.4; a silver cup; a looking glass; five negroes, £195; made by David Cock and Dirck van Vliedt.


233 Mary Ellen White, a direct descendant of Hendrick Willemsen through Joost Schomp, sent the following in an email dated 29 May 2002: There is also a record for the death of Margaret Schomp (sic) of Reading, Hunterdon County, widow [of George Schamp, Sr.]. Volume XXXIV - Calendar of New Jersey Wills, VOL. V, 1771-1780 p 447. This was recorded on 30 Jun 1773 -- Liber 14, page 535. Her administrator was Hendrick Schomp with fellow bondsman Dirck Marlatt, both of said county. The inventory totaling 50 Pounds, 4 shillings, and 8 pence was made by John Emans and Ezekiel Cole. The author gratefully acknowledges the contributions that Mary Ellen White has made to this compilation.


234 From Mary Ellen While (note 233) <mellwhite1@gmail.com> in an e-mail dated 29 May 2002

"The Dreahook Cemetery is in Hunterdon County, Readington Township, New Jersey - across from a school - on Route 620 (Readington Rd) between Dreahook and Readington. This is a private cemetery and I photographed several stones but none were very legible. When I was in New Jersey Oct. 2000 I found the Dreahook Cemetery where Joost & Margrietje are buried and several other members of the families. So many stones are unreadable and I haven't been able to find anyone with a complete listing of that cemetery. I think that might answer or prove more if a listing could be found.


235 According to Mary Ellen White (note 233), prior to 1996, Evelyn Schomp Lee-Carlson, Barbara Schomp Kirby and June Schomp Freund engaged the services of Fred Sisser III, professional genealogist and researcher in Somerset County, New Jersey, to investigate the family of Joost Schomp and descendants. It was he who developed the estimated birth dates of the children of Joost Schomp and Margrietje Lock which appear in this article. Although his sources have been lost over time, the dates do reflect the appropriate birth spacing, although some of the children do appear to have married in their thirties. This may have been due to extenuating circumstances unknown to this compiler. For the most part, the couples who married late had few children, which may indeed be the result of their late marriage(s).


236 Jamaica Baptisms (note 216) RECORD 106(1975):24. Pieter Monfoort and Margrietie had their daughter "Kniertje" baptized. The witnesses were Pieter and Wijntie Haff (the maternal uncle and his wife).


237 Calendar of New Jersey Wills1751-1760. 3:282, abstracting New Jersey Will 7:278.

1752, April 20. Scompt (Schomp), George Jr., of "Riddingtown," Hunterdon Co., will of. Wife Keneartea (Knearte). Children -- Jost, Margaret, Seaby, Sarah, Knertea, Anatie and Peater. Farm bought of Kort Johnson. Personal estate. Executors -- the wife, Peater Monfort, and Dirca Marlatt. Witnesses -- Cornelius Lane, George Scompt, Sr., Adam Arey. Proved August 4, 1752. Lib. 7, p 278.

1752, July 28. Inventory £219.5. by Cornelius Lane and Abraham Croom.


238 "Calendar of New Jersey Wills1771-1780," 5:352, abstracting New Jersey Will 22:142. Among others, he mentioned the “children of my daughter Knierties, deceased” but not by name.


239 Somerset County (note 231). [SCHQ IV:145], [SCHQ IV:146], [SCHQ IV:199], [SCHQ IV:200], [SCHQ IV:201], and [SCHQ IV:202].


240 Nelson, William “Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey” Marriage Records 1665-1800 (Paterson, N.J.: Press Printing and Publishing, 1900) 22:341. “Schamp, Peter, Hunterdon, and Margaret Bodine, Hunterdon 1744 April 7”


241 “Calendar of New Jersey Wills1751-1760,” 3:280, abstracting New Jersey Will 10:596.

1760, Mar. 28. Schamp, Peter, of Reading Township, Hunterdon Co.; will of.

Brother, Hendrick Schamp, sole Executor and, with sisters Stonchy (wife of Jacobus Cox), Hannah (wife of Jerome van Fleet), and nephews, George (son of Hendrick Schamp) and George (son of George Schamp), heirs of real and personal estate. Witnesses -- Benjamin Alleger, Anderis Anderisen and Edward Wilmot. Proved 14 Jun 1760.

1760, May 26. Inventory, £299.15.5, incl. 4 books, 4s.; bonds, £138.4.11; made by Edward Wilmot and David Cock.


242 Somerset County (note 231) 2:210. Ater, Adriaan and wife--Antie. Witnesses: Pieter and Katalyna Middag.


243 Records of the Harlingen Reformed Dutch Church, Montgomery Township, Somerset County; (Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 1940-1945) 16:15. Claas Schamp, Antie Aater; Antie; Pieter Schamp, Marragrietie Crom


244 Somerset County (note 231), 4:202 Schamp, Nicholaes and Antje Aten--Adriaen. Witness: Jacobje Aten.


245 Somerset County (note 231) 4:204 Schamp, Nicholaes and Antje Aten--Joost.


246 Calendar of New Jersey Wills1751-1760 3:280, abstracting New Jersey Will F-78.

1752, Nov. 30. Schamp, Nicholas, of Somerset Co., died intestate. Bond of Anne Schamp, widow, as Adm'x; Adriaen Aten, of Hunterdon Co., and Teunis Middagh, of Somerset C., fellowbondsmen.

1752, Oct 23. Inventory, £182.6, by John Monfoort and Peter Monfoort, Jr.

1753, Jan. 8. Account by Administratrix.


247 Kelley, Arthur C. M., Vital Records of the Protestant Dutch Reformed Church at Acquackanonk (Passaic, New Jersey) 1727-1816. (Rhinebeck, N.Y.: Kinship Press 1992). [ACQ M# 67] Dirk Merlet, j.m., of the Rarethans River, & Jannetje Schamp, j.d. of the Rarethans River; were married at Milston(e)


248 Somerset County (note 231) 2:45. Merlet, Abraham and wife--Derck. Witnesses: Derck Middage and wife.


249 Harlingen Reformed (note 240), 15:89. 13 Apr 1733 Dirk Merlet, Jannetje Schamp; Abraham; Joost Schamp, Margrietje Lok


250 Somerset County (note 231) 4:145 [or 4:215] 1 Jan 1736/37; Marlet, Dirck and Jannetje--Elizabeth


251 Somerset County (note 231) 4:146 [or 4:217] 17 Mar 1739; Marlet, Dirck and Jannetje--Jannetje.


252 Somerset County (note 231), 4:198 [or 4:298], 6 June 1741; Marlett, Dirck and Jannetje Schamp--Joost.


253 Somerset County (note 231), 4:199 [or 4:300] 1 January 1744; Marlet, Dirck and Jannetje Schamp--Dirck.


254 New Jersey Marriage Records (note 240) 22:341. Schamp, Henry, Reading Town, and Margaret Cock, Readingtown 1750 May 14


255 Harlingen Reformed (note 243) 15:60. David Kok, Marietje van Leuven; Margreta; Peter van Leuven, Margreta Wuud


256 Somerset County (note 231) 4:204 [or 4:308] Schamp, Hendrick and Margreta--Joost. Witnesses: Joost Schamp and Margrietje.


257 Somerset County (note 231) 5:58 Schamp, Hendrick and Margrietje Cock--David. Witnesses: David Cock and Marya.


258 New Brunswick Baptisms (note 176) 1:206. Jooris Schomp and Grietie; Kristiena; Phillippus and Annetie Folksse


259 Harlingen Reformed (note 243) 15:60. David Kok, Marietje van Leuven; Jacobus; Lourens Kinne, Catarina Hendriks [Catarina Hendricks (or Davids) was the widow of Jacobus Kock, and the paternal grandmother]


260 Somerset County (note 231), 5:59. Cock, Jacobus and Christina Schamp--Grietje. Witnesses: Joost Schamp and Grietje Schamp.


261 Somerset County (note 231) 5:63. Cock, Jacobus and Cristina--Cristina. Witnesses: David Cock and Maria.


262 Genealogies of New Jersey Families, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing, 1996) 2:755; "Van Vliedt (Van Fleet) Family Bible Records"

The following records are inscribed in a Dutch Bible, printed at Dordrecht in 1736, owned (September 1968) by David F. Mowen, Neshanic Station, N.J. Copied by Donald A. Sinclair.

"Anno 1724/25 den 13 January is geboren Jeronimus van Vliedt"


263 Somerset County (note 231) 5:62. Van fliedt, Jeromes and Annatie--Maregrietta. Witnesses: Jost Schamp and Maregrietta.


264 "Calendar of New Jersey Wills, 1810-1813," 12:397, abstracting New Jersey Will 2564 J

1812, Sep 3. Vanfleet, Jerome, of Readington, Hunterdon Co., Intestate. Inventory, $742.34; made by David Schamp, Abraham Vanfleet. Includes shoemaker's tools, "one old wench by the name of Moll with her bed and bedding, six pence worse than nothing". Sworn to by John Thompson, Administrator on 27 Oct 1812." File 2564 J.


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