IT'S ABOUT TIME
VOLUME IV

CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH NOTES
ON SOME OF THE PATERNAL ANCESTORS, DESCENDANTS,
AND COLLATERAL LINES, OF
FREDERICK PERRY DECOURSEY (1900-1978)

Including the families of
BOS, BRADT, CAUDEBEC, COMSTOCK, CORSA, CORSEN, CRAY, CUVILJE,
DAMEN, DECKER, DECOURSEY, DEFOREST, DEPUY, HOOGES, HELMICK, KIP,
LENT, MONTAGNE, OBLINIS, PROVOOST, RAPALJE, ROSENKRANS, ROOSA,
RYCKEN, SCHOONMAKER, VANAKEN, VANGORDEN, VERBRUGGE, VERMILYEA,
VIGNE, VOLKERTSEN

DECOURSEY FAMILY NOTES AND CHRONOLOGY 1650-1700
by
WILLIAM L DECOURSEY
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1650In 1649-50 Jan Jansen DAMEN went to Holland with C. van TIENHOVEN, to defend Peter STUYVESANT against the complaints of Van der DONCK and others, and died on his return, 18 June 1651, leaving a large estate to his widow, Ariaentje CUVILJE. Jan Jansen DAMEN appears to have not had children of his own, but he adopted Jan Cornelis BUYS (who assumed his name), son of his sister, Hendrickje (DAMEN) BUYS.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.I, pp.434-5;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.613n;
NEW YORK COLONIAL MANUSCRIPT, v.1, p.6.
1650"The false hearted Cornelius Van TIENHOVEN, when in Amsterdam, in 1650, had cruelly deceived by a promise of marriage," Lysbet Van HOOGVELT, and induced her to accompany him to America, "though he had a wife (Rachel VIGNE) and children. Exposing him publicly in court, Lysbet found great sympathy, and TIENHOVEN's baseness being proved by testimony sent for to Holland, it came near going hard with him, but he escaped punishment only to become a few years later a public swindler, a fugitive from justice, and, as was believed, a suicide!" The worthy but much-injured maiden, Lysbeth Van HOOGVELT, married, 1652, to the widower Jacobus Van CURLER.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), pp.132n-133n.
1650On 5 June 1650, Dirck HOLGERSEN and his wife, Christina, were sponsors at the baptism of a child belonging to Jochem KIER (KALDER) and his wife Magdalena, a Lutheran woman. HOLGERSEN had leased some of his land to Jochem KALDER+ in 1649.
1650Metje, dau. of Theunis CRAY was baptized, 12 Jun 1650, in the DRC of NA. She married, 25 Oct 1673, to Jan CORSZEN (deCOURCY). Woodruff thinks that this was a different Theunis CRAY than the one who married Tryntje van CAMPEN.
Bacon, William Plumb, ANCESTORS OF WILLIAM HOW WHITTEMORE (1907), pp.100-101;
Woodruff, Francis E., THE COURSENS OF SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, pp.14-16.
1650Jan PEEKE married in 1650 to Maria duTRIEUX, widow of Cornelis VOLKERTSEN VIELE. Jan PEEKE was a trader with the indians and a broker between the English and the Dutch merchants. His wife operated a tavern. In 1664 she was accused of selling liquor to the Indians, fined 500 guilders, and banished from New Amsterdam.
1650On 21 Aug 1650 Claes CORSZEN witnessed a baptism of Ariaentje a daughter of Dirck VOLKERTSZEN and Christina VINGE. The parents in this baptism were great-great grandparents of Rachel vanGORDON who married first to Jochem SCHOONMAKER and second to Teunis CORSA (Dennis DECOURSEY).
1650On 28 August 1650, Jan CORSEN, son of Hendrick CORSENS was baptized in the DRC of NA. A witness was Herck SIBRTS and his wife (Weyntie Theunis CRAY). Herck SYBRANT (also known as Hendrick SIBOUTSEN KRANKEYT, married 1642, to Wyntje Theunis CRAY (deCROY) and was an uncle to Metje THUENIS CRAY who married in 1673, to Jan CORSZEN. Herck Siboutssen's daughter, Tryntje, married Ryck Abrahamsen LENT. She was Mother of Maria LENT who married Abraham VanAMBURGH, and grandmother of Elizabeth van NOMBERG who married, 10 Nov 1726, to Teunis CORSA (Dennis DeCOURSEY).
See: William A. Eardeley, CHRONOLOGY AND ANCESTRY OF CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW (1918), pp.33-35.

Woodruff and others have (incorrectly) assumed that our Jan CORSZEN's name was derived from the traditional Dutch Patronymic and that he may have been the son of Kors JANSZEN and Margietje LAMBRUCHT who came to Recife, Brazil as early as 1641 from Holland. There seems to be no supporting evidence of this assumption.
See also Natl. Genealogical Society booklet DUTCH SYSTEMS IN FAMILY NAMING IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY (1954);
OLDE ULSTER MAGAZINE, v.I, p.231-234.

1650Gilles de la MONTAGNE was bapt. 18 September 1650 NYRDC, son of Johannes de la MONTAGNE and Agniet GILLIS Ten WEART [VERBRUGGE]. Sponsors were Olof Stephenszen van COURTLAND and Grietje Ten WAERT (probably Agniet's sister, Margrietje Ten WAERT PROVOOST).
Harriet Holcombe, "The Provoost Family," Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne Newsletter (Spring 1985), v.3, p.203-207.
1650Wouter, son of Jan Janszen van BRESTEDE and Marritje ANDRIES, was baptized in the DRC of NA on 25 Dec. 1650. A sponsor was Luykas ANDRIESZEN.
Hood, Dellman O. THE TUNIS HOOD FAMILY (Portland, Oregon 1960), pp.12-20, passim.
1651It is said that Nicholas DePUI and his brother, Francois were probably born in Paris, France, and, in 1651, "left a home of wealth and prominence during the night, upon learning through a friend of the family that they were to be made prisoners."
Leroy Beck DePUY, DEPUY/DEPUE FAMILY HISTORY (1984), p.3;
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD (1901), v.32, pp.234-235.
1651Pieter, Son of Cors Pieterszen and Tryntje HENDRICKS, was bpt., 15 March 1651, in the DRC of NA. This Pieter CORSZ married, 19 Oct 1679, on L.I., NY, to Catherine VANDERBEEK, widow of Dan RICHAUCO.
See NY.GEN.BIOG.REC. v.66,p.124-125.
1651Dirck VOLCKERTSEN, on 22 March 1651, sold to Peter HUDDE and Abraham JANSEN, a parcel of land on "Mespachtes Kill opposite Richard BRIDNEL's." On 18 September 1651, Dirck VOLCKERTSEN conveyed to Roelof TEUNISSEN, a Swedish sea captain from Goteborg, a house and lot in Smith's Valley on Manhattan Island.
1651Joannes La MONTAGNE was patentee for a lot in New Amsterdam, 22 April 1651.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.587.
1651On 23 April 1651, Dirck HOLGERSEN (VOLCKERTSEN) stood sponsor for the child of Jan HERMANSZEN SCHUTT and Margaritje DENNIS.
1651Albert ANDRIESSEN (BRADT) acquired a house and lot from Hendrick KIP on 29 August 1651. It lay northeast of fort Amsterdam. On 5 October 1655, he was taxed fl. 20 for this house and lot.
1652"Dr. La MONTAGNE, as early as 1652, was reputed to be owing the (Dutch West India) Company 'several thousand guilders.' As Vice-Director, his salary of six hundred florins, with an extra allowance for board of two hundred florins per annum, proving inadequate to his support, things had gone from bad to worse."
1652Anthonie De HOOGES was a patentee for a lot in Beverwyck, 23 April 1652.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.587.
1652Albert ANDRIESSEN (BRADT) not only cultivated tobacco. He operated two large sawmills, run by a powerful waterfall. From 4 May 1652 to 4 May 1672, he is charged by the patroon with the annual rent for these two mills and the land on Norman's Kill.
1652Pieter Van AKEN, from Thielt in Belgium, was betrothed at Cadzand, Zeeland, Holland, 15 June 1652, to Claertje COPPIJNS, from Cadzand. One of the witnesses was Jozijntje Van AKEN, sister of the bridegroom. The marriage took place at Cadzand on 21 July 1652.
VAN AKEN NEWSLETTER (15 May 1989), v.6, p.16.
1652Cornelius Hendricksen van DORT (also known as Cornelius CAPER), married 24 October 1652, to Magdalena DIRCKS, dau. of Dirck VOLCKERTSEN. They had one known child, Mara Cornelis. Cornelius CAPER died as a result of wounds received in an Indian attack on Fort Amsterdam on 15 Sept. 1655, and his widow married 3 March 1657 to Herman Hendricks ROSENKRANSZ, from Bergen, Norway.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, p.2-3;
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.64-79.
1652Jan NAGEL van Limborg married, 1652, to Grietie DIRCKS, daughter of Dirck VOLKERTSEN de Norman, of Bushwick. Grietie was the young widow of Nagel's fellow soldier, Sergt. Jans Hermans SCHUT, married but three years before, and lately murdered by the Indians, leaving her with a child, Phebe, born 1651, afterward wife of the CONSELYEA ancestor. By NAGEL she had two children, viz.: Juriaen, born 1653, and Christina, born 1655. For some descendants see:
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.613n.
1653A Teunis Geurtzen CRAEY baptized a daughter, Lysbeth, on 16 March 1653; and in 1654 he leased Long Island lands from Teunis CRAEY.
HOLLAND SOCIETY YEARBOOK (1900), pp.176-177.
1653Anna STAM (Anna CORSSE STAM? - A daughter of Arent CORSSE?) and Sara du TRIEUX witnessed the baptism of Jesse, son of Jan de la MONTAGUE and Agneta ten WAERT in the DRC of New Amsterdam, 20 Apr 1653 [or 6 April 1653].
Harriet Holcombe, "The Provoost Family," Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne Newsletter (Spring 1985), v.3, p.203-207.
1653Hendrick Jochemsz SCHOONMAKER married, before 1653, at Fort Orange (Albany), New York to Elsie Janse Van BREESTEDE, dau. of Jansen Von BREESTEDE and "Engeltje" Maritje ANDRIES of Breestede, Schleswig, Denmark, and widow of Adriaen Pieterse VanALCMAER. They had children: Jochem Hendrix; Egbert; Engeltje; Hendrick; Volcerte; and Hilletje. The last four children were baptized at Kingston, New York.
Blair, William T., THE MICHAEL SHOEMAKER BOOK (1924), PP.791-793;
OLDE ULSTER HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, v.2, pp.81-85,121-25, 151-58,183-88; v.3, pp.242-46; v.5, p.31.
(For additional information on the family of Elsie van BREESTEDE, wife of Hendrick SCHOONMAKER,
see Heidgerd, Ruth P., THE SCHOONMAKER FAMILY, Part One, pp.4-5.)
1653In the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck dated 29 April 1653: "The garden heretofore provisionally given to Dirrick BENSINGH next to Ariaen from Alckmaer, it is decided to give to Hendrick Jochemsz (SCHOOMAKER), upon condition that he, Hendrick Jochemsz, shall compensate Derrick BENSINCK for the palisades, carting of bricks, etc., it being left to the discretion of the Hon. Andries HERPERTSZ and th Hon. Jan VERBEECK to indicate to said BENSINGH how much he is entitled to claim therefor."
Heidgerd, Ruth P., THE SCHOONMAKER FAMILY, Part One, Page 1.

"Commissary DYCKMAN, plaintiff, against Hendrick Jochem and Lourens Jansz, defendants, on account of fighting and wounding of the person of Lourens Jansz, and against Lourens Jansz on account of assault in Hendrick Jochem's house and beating Hendrick Jochems' wife...."
Fort Orange Court Minutes, 14 Oct 1653.

On 9 Nov. 1653 at Fort Orange there were proceedings against "Hendrick Jochemsz, innkeeper, for smuggling a half barrel of good beer laid in last Saturday. Defendant acknowledges the fact but states that he has not been able to enter the same on account of the inconvenience of his wife being in childbed. Resolved this first time to overlook the matter, he to pay the excise without any fine, but that in the future he shall have to guard himself against repeating the offense, on pain of paying the full fine provided in such cases."
Heidgerd, Ruth P., THE SCHOONMAKER FAMILY.

1653Johannes PROVOOST, son of Elias PROVOOST and Agniet GILLIS ten WAERT and step-son of Arent CORSSE STAM and Dr. Johannes de la MONTAGNE, was recorded as Assistant Commissary of Provisions at New Amsterdam in 1653, and in 1656 as Comptroller of Windmills. In September 1656, as clerk for his stepfather and newly appointed Vice Director, Dr. Johannes de la MONTAGNE, Johannes PROVOOST went to Fort Orange.
Harriet Holcombe, "The Provoost Family," Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne Newsletter (Spring 1985), v.3, p.203-207.
1653Dirck VOLCKERTSEN sold, 9 September 1653, a portion of the land he obtained on East River and Mespath Kill in 1645, to Jacob Jansen HAES, "who appears to have married his daughter, Christina." On 15 October 1653, VOLCKERTSEN sold a lot in Smith's Valley to Hage BRUYNSEN, who was from Sweden; and on 16 February 1654, he brought suit against Hage BRUYNSEN for payment on this lot.
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), p.70-73;
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.I, pp.278,583.
1653Anthony de HOOGES was credited, from 11 May 1652 to 11 Oct. 1655, with a salary of f. 360 a year as secretary, and for the same period with a salary of f. 100 as "gecommitteerde," also with f. 56 for salary as voorleser (reader in the church) during two months and one week in 1653.
1653Teunis CRAY bought a tract of about 60 acres of wood land "near Hellegat" on Long Island, 25 Oct. 1653.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.587.
1653Janneken, dau. of Dirck and Christine (VIGNE) VOLCKERTSEN, was baptized 7 Dec. 1653 in New Amsterdam. Pieter JANSEN Noorman was sponsor.
1654On 19 January 1654,"Teunis KRAY orally requested as he is an old Burgher that he may have office of Town Crier." The magistrates apparently were thoughtful in trying to give employment to old burgers. In this case, instead of giving Teunis KRAY the position he requested, they recommended him as one of the two beer carriers. Peter STUYVESANT approved his appointment on 18 April 1654. The job of beer carrier turned out to be too much of a temptation for the old man, however; because sixteen days later, he was dismissed from his job "having refused to desist from tapping" while holding the office of beer carrier. The council kindly softened the blow of dismissal by adding that he might petition for another office when a vacancy occurred.
Dorothy Niebrugge Hults, NEW AMSTERDAM DAYS AND WAYS (1963), p.150.
1654Court Minutes of New Amsterdam, May 4, 1654:
"On the petition presented by Teunis KRAEY to this Court for the privilege of tapping, whilst holding the office of wine and beer carrier; or else that he may be favored with some other appointment such as weigher and grain-measurer, the following apostil is made: The petitioner having refused to desist from tapping, is therefore now dismissed from the office of beer carrier, and according to time and opportunity when an office is vacant, he may petition for it, when attention will be paid to his application."
Berthold Fernow, RECORDS OF NEW AMSTERDAM FROM 1653-1674, Vol.I, p.192.
(Note: The above would suggest that our ancestor, Theunis CRAY, was somewhat of a tippler.)
1654Jacob Hendrickszen KIP, born Amsterdam, 16 May 1631, was first secretary of Burgomasters Court in New Amsterdam. He married, 8 March 1654, (banns 14 Feb 1654) to Maria de la MONTAGNE, born 26 Jan. 1637, dau. of Dr. Johannes and Rachel (de FOREST) de la MONTAGNE. About 1655 Jacob Hendrickszen KIP built the house at the foot of 35th Street that was for a short time Washington's headquarters. Jacob and Maria (MONTAGNE) KIP had children: Johannes KIP, bapt. 21 Feb. 1655, a brewer, married, 4 Sept. 1681, Catharina KIERSTED, daughter of Hans and Sara (Roelofs) KIERSTED and granddaughter of Roelof JANSEN and Anneke JANSE; Abraham KIP, bapt. 22 Dec. 1658, m. Catalina de La NOY; Rachel KIP, bapt. 11 Jan 1664, married Lucas KIERSTED; and others.

The KIP family was closely associated with the CORSSE (COURSEN-deCOURCY). Johannes KIP and Helena Van BRUG witnessed a baptism of a dau. of Jan CORSZEN and Metje THEUNIS CRAY in 1687. The KIP family had a farm on the east River on what is still known as Kip's Bay. The KIPs were neighbors of the CORSA families of Westchester County, New York in the 18th century.
BOSTON TRANSCRIPT (5/22/54), #B-6124;
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.I, p.142,156,156n,180n; v.II, pp.21n,213n;
Theo. L. Van Norden, THE VAN NORDEN FAMILY (1923), pp.72-73;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), pp.181-182.

1654Hans HANSEN died in 1654, and his widow, Sarah RAPALJE, married second to Teunis Gysbert BOGERT. In 1656, in a petition asking for a grant of land, she described herself as the first born Christian daughter in New Netherland.
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.56-59.
1654On 23 June 1654, Hendrick Jochemsz is on a list of 29 persons contributing to the support and help of Peter STUYVESANT in the Manhattans. On 9 May 1655, Hendrick Jochemsz petitioned that the 100 Guilders he advanced to the Honorable General be applied with others toward the payment of duties.
Heidgerd, Ruth P., THE SCHOONMAKER FAMILY, Part One, pp.1-2;
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), p.487-489.
1654Deacons' accounts of the Albany Reformed Church show that children of Hendrick Jochemsz (SCHOONMAKER) were buried, 1-17-1654 and 1-23-1655.
1654Johannes de DECKER, for several years a notary public at Schiedam, having connections in the Amsterdam Chamber, and being a young man of sound judgment and high character, was sent out by the Dutch West India Company to New Netherland, in November 1654; he arrived April 1655, as supercargo of the ship Black Eagle, with instructions to receive the first vacant office.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.304n.
1655Hendrick, son of Jan Janszen van St. Obyn WANSHAER and Baertje KIP, was baptized 21 March 1655, at New Amsterdam. Witnesses were Hendrick KIP de Oude, Hendrick KIP de Jonge and Maria de la MONTAGNE.
N.Y.G.& B.R. v.61, p.44.
1655cDr. Gysbert Van IMBROECK (Van AMBOURGH), married second, ca.1655, (probably at Fort Orange) to Rachel de la MONTAGNE, daughter of Johannes and Rachel (deFOREST) de la MONTAGNE. Their children were: Elizabeth, born 1659, married John PEECK; Johannes, born 1661, married 1687, Margaret, dau. of Arie Van SCHAICK, and later Catherine, dau. of Capt. William SANDFORD; and Gysbert, born 1664, married 1688, Jannetje, dau. of Peter MESIER.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.21n;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), Appendix, p.785n.

In 1655, Dr. Gysbert Van IMBROCH, then for two years a shopkeeper at New Amsterdam, was permitted "to make a lottery of a certain number of bibles, testaments and other books."

"The VanAMBERG family arrived in America very early and we are informed by good authority that the name was originally HENDRICKSE or HENDRICKS."
Charles J. Bodine, "Old Families in Walden," WALDEN CITIZENS HERALD (Walden, N.Y. 1935 & 1940).

1655Albert Gysbert VanGORDEN, son of Albert Gystertse and Aeltje (WIGGERS) VanGORDEN, was born about 1655.
1655Hendrick Jochemsz SCHOONMAKER had purchased, for 3 florins, "the sign of Steven Janse CONINCK, innkeeper" at Fort Orange in April 1655.
1655Jochem Hendrix SCHOONMAKER (1655-1730), son of Hendrick Jochemsze and Elsie (Van BREESTEDE) SCHOONMAKER, was born, 1655, at Fort Orange, New York.
1655Adriana CUVILLIE, widow of Guleyn VINGE and widow of Jan Jansen DAMEN, died in May 1655. From Ariaentje as "sole heir" of the very wealthy Jan Jansen DAMEN, stem the titles to some of the most valuable land on earth, the Wall Street belt across lower Manhattan. "The old lady was hardly in her grave before her four heirs-at-law --- her son and, as their wives' guardians, her three sons-in-law, --- were splitting hairs in the calculation of fourths. The Church had to go to court to collect its fee for her burial."
See Herbert F. Seversmith, "Ariaentje Cuvilje, Matriarch of New Amsterdam" NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY (Sept. 1947), Vol.XXV, No.3, pp.65-69;
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, p.2-4.
1655In 1655 the authorities in New Amsterdam called in question the sale of the house of Teunis CRAY to a Jew (the first arrival of Jews in New York was in 1654).
Woodruff, Francis E., THE COURSENS OF SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, p.15.
1655Cornelius Hendricksen van DORT died as a result of wounds received in an Indian attack on the settlers at New Amsterdam on 15 Sept. 1655. His widow, Magdelena DIRCKS, made her debut into court records two months later, in the first session of the Orphan-Master's Board, established to protect the interests of children bereft of a parent. The widow had a minor child named Mara Cornelis, for whom she set apart 500 guilders, mortgaging her house and lot at New Amsterdam, next to Evert DUYCKINGH's. "Finding that the deceased Kees Van DORT had no adult blood relative in the country, the Board selected an uncle of the widow, Jan VIGNE the Schepen (Alderman), to act as one of the two guardians for the orphan," the other guardian was to be Hendrick KIP. Even though Jan VIGNE had been sponsor at the baptism of her daughter, Magdalena DIRCKS objected to the appointment of her uncle as guardian of her child and refused to allow him to inventory the estate. Earlier that year they had been adversaries in a dispute over the estate of her grandmother, Ariaentje CUVILJE, who had died in May 1655. Rather than argue the case, Jan VINGE asked to be excused so that he might tend to his own business of brewing. The board accepted Magdalena DIRCK's choice of a different uncle, Abraham VERPLANCK, and as second guardian, Andries de HAES, an associate of her late husband in the Burgher Guard.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.2-14;
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.64-79.
1655On 5 October 1655, Albert ANDRIESSEN (BRADT) was taxed fl. 20 for his house and lot in New Amsterdam. The previous May, Roeloff JANSEN, a butcher, appeared before the court of the Burgomasters and Schepens in New Amsterdam, and made a complaint against Christiaen BARENTSEN, attorney for Albert ANDRIESSEN. JANSEN had leased a house and some land belonging to Albert ANDRIESSEN who was to give him some cows. But the house was "not tight" and "not enclosed," and the cows were missing. Albert ANDRIESSEN was ordered to make repairs.
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.25-26.
1655Anthony de HOOGES died on or about 11 October 1655. His widow, Eva Albertsen BRADT, married second, 13 August 1657, to Roelof SWARTWOUT. Roelof SWARTWOUT settled at Esopus and was the first sheriff under the charter granted in 1661 by the States General.
YESTERYEARS, v.19, p.27.
1655John de LA MONTAGNE (1655-1730), born in Amsterdam, son of Jean Mousnier de La MONTAGNE and Pieternella PIKES, was baptized 21 October 1655; died 12 July 1730; married, 4 Sept 1678, Annetje WALDRON; lived on Broadway.
Theo. L. Van Norden, THE VAN NORDEN FAMILY (1923), pp.65-67.
1655Jan de PRE, a cooper and "small burgher," married first, in 1655, a Scotch lassie, Margaret, daughter of John CROMARTIE. Jan and Margaret (CROMARTIE) de PRE had a son, Andries, born 1656, and a daughter, Pieternella DePREZ who married Marinus Van AKEN.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.191n.
1655Jan de PRE, a cooper, was wounded by Dirck HOLGERSEN (VOLCKERTSEN) in a knife fight. Jan de PERIE brought suit for damages against VOLCKERTSEN. The case was begun in December 1655. Jan PEEKE and wife Mary (du TRIEUX) testified for HOLGERSEN. Jan FREDERICKSEN, Jan PERIE's servant testified for his employer; and after much testimony, the case was concluded 29 June 1658 when HOLGERSEN, who was then city carpenter, consented to pay the fine for wounding Jan PERIE.
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.73-76.
1656On 14 March 1656, Teunis CRAY told the Council that he was then about to sail for the Fatherland.
Woodruff, Francis E., THE COURSENS OF SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, p.15.
1656Gillis PROVOOST, son of David PROVOOST and Margiet GILLIS Ten WAERT [VERBRUGGE], was baptized at the DRC of NY on 26 March 1656. Sponsors were Jean de la MONTAGNE and Maria KIP.
Harriet Holcombe, "The Provoost Family," Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne Newsletter (Spring 1985), v.3, p.203-207.
1656Pieter, son of Jan Janszen van BREESTEDE and Marritje ANDRIES, was baptized 15 June 1656, in New York. A sponsor was Aefje LAURENS, wife of Luykas ANDRIESZEN.
Hood, Dellman O. THE TUNIS HOOD FAMILY (Portland, Oregon 1960), pp.12-20, passim.
1656Jean (Johannes) de La MONTAGNE was Vice Director-General, at Fort Orange, 1656-1664.
1656Susanna Jillis, first wife of Nicholas VARLETH, is said to have been a sister of Margaret Jillis, the wife of David PROVOOST. Nicholas VARLETH married second, 14 Oct. 1656 to Anna (STUYVESANT) BAYARD, dau. of Balthazar and Margaret (HARDENSTEIN) STUYVESANT and widow of Samuel BAYARD. Anna was a sister of Peter STUYVESANT, Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam.
See: Purple, Edwin R., HISTORY OF ANCIENT FAMILIES OF NEW AMSTERDAM AND NEW YORK (Privately Printed, N.Y. 1881), pp.81.
1657cJan Broerse (DECKER) married first, before 1657, to Heyletje JACOBS of Marbletown. They had children: Jacob Jans DECKER; Broer Jans DECKER m. Cornelia TAPPAN; Gerret Janse DECKER, bapt. 26 Feb. 1662, m.1684 (1) Magdalena Willemz SCHUT; m.1696 (2) Hutsert WINTVELD; Grietje "Margaret" DECKER, bapt. 31 Aug. 1664, m.1685 Gerard "Gerrit" Janse DECKER; Maddelen Janse DECKER, bapt. 27 June 1666, m. 1687 Johannes WESTBROOK; Cornelis Janse DECKER m.1695, Elsje TenBROOK; and Fitje Jans DECKER, bapt. 18 June 1671, m.1687, Jan Gerretsen VanCAMPEN.
Decker, Benton Weaver, THE DECKER GENEALOGY (1980);
OLDE ULSTER HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, v.2, pp.244-249; v.3, pp.27-30,; v.5, pp.120-26,155-59,181-83, v.6, passim;
John O. Evjen SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.164-167;
Elinor Randlemon, OURS - THEN AND NOW, pp.48-54,62-64;
OLDE ULSTER, (1906), v.2, pp.244-246.
1657Herman Hendriks ROSENCRANS from Bergen, Norway, married, 3 March 1657, at New Amsterdam, to Magdalena DIRCKS, daughter of Dirk VOLKERTSON and Christina VIGNE, and widow of Cornelius Hendrickson VanDORT. Herman Hendricks ROSENCRANS and Magdelena DIRKS had children: Dirk m.1702 Wintje KIERSTED, widow of Jan DEWITT; Sarah; Alexander m.1713 Marretjen DePUE, dau. of Moses DUPUY; Annetje; Rachel ROSENCRANS m. Albert Gysbert VanGORDEN; Harmanus; Anna m. Humphrey DAVENPORT; Hendrick m. (1) Annetje VREDENBURG, m. (2) Antje DULLIVA; and Christiana m. Cornelis KORTREGT.
See N.Y.G.&B.R., Vol.90, p.2-24,92-102,149-165; BOSTON TRANSCRIPT (8/15/59), #C3236;
THE SECOND BOAT, v.1, No.2, p.18.

Three days following her second marriage, Magdalena (DIRCKS) ROSENKRANS was brought into court on charges of having insulted Mssr. LITSCHOE, a tavern owner and fire warden in the city. On her wedding day, while she and her sister were passing the tavern, she exclaimed "There is the chimney sweep in the door, his chimney is well-swept." Her defense was that she was only joking. LITSCHOE had considerable influence with the city magistrates, and the joking bride was found guilty and fined "two pounds flemish." "Tongue wagging" was not taken lightly during the consulship of Peter STUYVESANT, and sometime in the spring of 1657 Magdalena (DIRCKS) ROSENKRANS was notified that she and Geertje JACOBS, wife of Guert COERTEN, were banished from the colony and being sent to Amsterdam, Holland.

Harman Hendricksen ROSENCRANS secured a discharge from the military by special act of the Council on April 17th 1657; and, with a view to his new bride's exile to Holland, he sold her house and lot to Joost GODERIS, the porter, on 13 August 1657. In October of that year, Magdalena (DIRCKS) ROSENCRANS and Geertje JACOBS were placed aboard a ship bound for Holland and, after being detained in an English port, reached Amsterdam in the middle of March 1658.

In reply to a letter dated 22 Oct 1657 from Peter STUYVESANT, Governor of New Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Chamber of the West India Company, which owned New Netherland, wrote on 20 May 1658, "The two women of bad reputation, Magdalena DIRCKS and Geertje JACOBS, whom you sent back here on account of their dissolute life, shall not again receive our permission to return to New Netherland, and if they shall come there again by deceitful practices or under a false name, you may punish them, as they deserve it." However, by 13 June 1658, the Chamber reversed its stand and passed a formal resolution consenting to the return to their colony of Harman HENDRICKSEN and Magdalena DIRCKS, "alias the Flying Angel," on the condition they did not keep a tavern or sell intoxicants.
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), p.65;
THE RECORDS OF NEW AMSTERDAM, v.VII, p.146;
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.2-14.

1657According to one source, Theunis CRAEY married Hester --?--. "He was from Venlo, on the Maas, Holland. He lived in the New Netherlands several years and returned to Holland. He came over a second time, sailing April 2, 1657, in the 'Draetvat,' with his wife and four children and two servants. In 1673 he was a member of the Harlem Church."
William Plumb BACON, ANCESTORS OF WILLIAM HOW WHITTEMORE (1907), pp.101-102;
YEAR BOOK of the HOLLAND SOCIETY of NEW YORK (1902), p.5.
1657In April 1657, Theunis CRAEY (KRAY), from Venlo in Upper Gelderland, with his wife and four children (two of whom were under ten years of age), and two servants, arrived at New Amsterdam on board the ship "Draetvat", Captain Jan Jansen BESTEVAER.
YEAR BOOK of the HOLLAND SOCIETY of NEW YORK (1902), p.5.
1657Vincent La MONTAGNE, the eldest son of John and Petronella (PICKOLL) MONTAGNE, was born 22 April 1657, and died 26 May 1773, at the advanced age of one hundred and sixteen years. He married Ariantje JANS in 1684.
1657"Commissary Johannes DYCKMAN, whose violent demeanor might, long ere this, have justified doubts of the soundness of his mind, became now so unquestionably insane that the magistrates were forced to represent his condition to the Supreme Council, who thereupon appointed Johannes de DECKER Vice-Director, to preside in Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, &c."
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, pp.304n,304-305.

Johannes de DECKER was Vice-Director at Fort Orange; Receiver-General and Member of the Council, in 1657, when he married to Margietje VanBELCAMP. He was one of the Dutch Commissioners signing the Treaty of Capitulation in Sept. 1664. The following month, he was charged with "Trafficke with powder and negroes unto fort Albany and other places upon Hudson River" without proper certification, and was banished from the colony. He returned to Holland, and later was pardoned by the Duke of York. He returned to New York in January 1671, and succeeded in obtaining a grant for 120 acres of land on Staten Island.
Daughters of the American Colonists, LINEAGE BOOK, vol.XII, pp.226-228, #11643; v.XIII, p.361-364, #12854.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.304n.

1657On 12 August 1657, Johannes LaMONTAGNE officer, Henderick Jochimsen (SCHOONMAKER) Lieutenant of the burgher guard, and magistrates Philip Pietersen SCHUYLER and Jan TOMASSEN, participated in sort of a "sting" operation to determine who was illegally selling brandy to the Indians near Fort Orange. They provided an Indian with a beaver skin and an empty kettle. Sending him to the suspect's home, they laid in wait to catch the culprit in the act.
See Heidgerd, Ruth P., THE SCHOONMAKER FAMILY, Part One, pp.2-3.
1657On 13 August 1657 at Fort Orange, in the marriage agreement between Roelof SWARTWOUT and Eva Albertsen BRADT, widow of Anthonie de HOOGES, the bride serves for each of her children with her former husband, Marichen, Anneken, Catrina, Johanis and Eleanora de HOOGES, one hundred guilden each. Roelof SWARTWOUT and his bride moved to Esopus in Ulster County, New York, where he was the first sheriff.
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), p.489;
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.30-33.

"In the name of the Lord Amen, be it known by the contents of this present instrument, that in the year 1657, on the 13th day of the month of August, appeared before me Johannes La MONTAGNE, in the service of the General Privileged West India Company, deputy at Fort Orange and village of Beverwyck, Roeloff SWARTWOUT, in the presence of his father, tomas SWARTWOUT, on the . . ., and Eva ALBERTSEN (BRATT), widow of the late Antony de HOOGES, in the presence of Albert ANDRIESSEN (BRATT), her father of the other side, who in the following manner have covenanted this marriage contract, to wit, that for the honor of God the said Roeloff SWARTWOUT and Eva ALBERTSEN after the manner of the Reformed religion respectively held by them shall marry; secondly, that the said married people shall contribute and bring together all their estates, personal and real, of whatsoever nature they may be, to be used by them in common, according to the custom of Holland, except that the bride, Eva ALBERTSE, in presence of the orphanmasters, recently chosen, to wit, Honorable Jan VERBEECK and Evert WENDELS, reserves for her a hundred guilders, to wit, for Maricken, Anneken, Catrina, Johannes, and Eleanora de HOOGES, for which sum of one hundred guilders for each child respectively (she) mortgages her house and lot, lying here in the village of Beverwyck; it was also covenanted, by these presents, by the mutual consent of the aforewritten married people, that Barent ALBERTSE (BRATT) and Teunis SLINGERLAND, brother and brother-in-law of the said Eva ALBERTSE, and uncle of said children, should be guardians of said children, to which the aforesaid orphanmasters have consented; which above written contract the respective parties promise to hold good, etc. --- "Done in Fort Orange, ut supra in the presence of Pieter JACOBSEN and Johannes PROVOST, witnesses, for that purpose called.
"Roeloff SWARTWOUT, (x) Eva ALBERTSE, Thomas SWARTWOUT,
"Albert ANDRIESSEN, Jan VERBEECK, Evert WENDEL, "Teunis CORNELISSEN
"Witnesses: Johanes PROVOOST, (+) Pieter JACOBSEN
"Acknowledged before me, La MONTAGNE, Deputy at Fort Orange."

1657Tryntje HENRICKS, widow of Cornelius COURSEN, petitioned the Orphan Masters on, 19 Sept 1657, for guardianship of her children Cornelius, Peter, and Hendrick.
See Register of the Minutes of the Orphan Masters of New Amsterdam, p.40; Percival Ullman, pp.18-23.
1657Frederick LUBBERTSEN married, between 17 Aug and Oct 13 1657, to Tryntje HENRICKSE, widow of Cors PIETERSEN VROOM (deCOURCY). LUBBERTSEN, born ca.1609, had come from Amsterdam, Holland with his dau., Rebecca, and first wife, Styntje HENDRICKSE, who, according to some, was the sister of Tryntje HENDRICKS. LUBBERTSEN was a sailor and associate of Arendt and Dirck CORSSE STAM and worked with Dirck CORSSE under Kieft's administration.
See Orville Corson, p.39-41;
THE BERGEN FAMILY, pp.126-129,126n;
Rosalie Fellows Bailey, DUTCH SYSTEMS IN FAMILY NAMING (Reprint No. 12, from the NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY - March 1953, Dec. 1953), p.10.
1657Frederick LUBBERTSEN and his first wife, Styntje HENDRICKSE lived at what is now the northwest corner of Maiden Lane and Pearl St. on Staten Island. They were the maternal grandparents of Maritje van de GRIFT, who became the wife of Cors Pietersen's eldest son, Capt. Cornelis CORSSEN. This house was sold about 1657, by Fredrick LUBBERTSEN, to Maria Du TRIEUX (widow of Cornelis VOLKERTSEN) and her second husband, Jan PEEKE, who occupied the house until about 1660, when they sold it to Cornelis CLOPPER.
Orville Corson, THREE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE CORSON FAMILIES IN AMERICA (1939), v.1, pp.33-34.
1658In 1658, the village of "New Harlem" was laid out, on the northern end of Manhattan Island. Of thirty two male inhabitants of adult age, in 1661, nearly one half were Walloons and Frenchmen. Among the early Walloon pioneers in Harlem were: Isaac de FOREST (son of Jesse de FOREST); his wife, Sara du TRIEUX (dau. of Philippe du TRIEUX, a worsted dyer from Roubaix, Belgium); Jean GERVOE from Beaumont; David du FOUR from Mons; JEan de PRE from Comines, near Lille; Simon de RUINE from Valenciennes; etc.
Henry G. Bayer, THE BELGIANS FIRST SETTLERS IN NEW YORK (1925), p.178-179.
1658On 8 March 1658, Dirck HOLGERSEN (VOLCKERTSEN) and Maria VERPLANCK, his sister-in-law, were sued by Claes Van ELSLADT, elder of the Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam. According to the court minutes, Claes van ELSLANDT claimed that "the defendants refused to pay the Church money for a grave of their deceased mother," Ariantje, who died 1655. (She was the mother of Maria VERPLANCK, and mother-in-law of HOLGERSEN.) The defendants replied that they had not refused, "as they have once paid and counted the money to Cornelis van TIENHOVEN," their brother-in-law. Claes van ELSLANDT was then asked, why he was so slow in collecting the Church fees. He replied that Cornelis van TIENHOVEN had said, "there are your fees, I shall make it right with the Church wardens. "The court ordered that the heirs in common should satisfy the Church wardens within a week. HOLGERSEN and his wife Christine were members of the Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam since 1649.
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.76-77.
1658Johannes van BRUGH, (1624-1699) married, 24 Apr 1658, to Trijntgen "Catherine" ROELOFS. She was the daughter of Roeloff JANSEN and Anneke Jans WEBBER, and widow of Lucas RODENBURG, Vice Director of Curacoa, who died about the year 1656. Johannes VanBRUGH was the son of Pieter van BRUGGE of Haarlem, Holland and his wife Helena POTTAI (POTTIER). Gillis VERBRUGGE of Amsterdam, in his will dated, 3 July 1635, calls him (Peter) "Pieter VERBRUGGE my brother."
See: Archives of Amsterdam. Protocol of Notary J.C. Hogeboom, Inventory No. 839);
N.Y.Gen.Biog.Rec. v.66, p.2-11,166-177. Johannes Van BRUGH and Catrine ROELOFFSE had children: Helena m.1680 to Teunis DeKAY; Anna m. Andries GREVENRAET; Pieter; Catharina m. Hendrick Van RENNSSELAER; Johannes; and Maria m. Stephen RICHARD.
N.Y.Gen.Biog.Rec. v.66, p.2-11,166-177;
Elinor Randlemon, OURS - THEN AND NOW, p.5-8.
(Note: According to some the POTTIER's were closely related to the deCOURCYs in Europe.
Ref: Letter from Countess Xavier deCourcy from Paris, France 1973.
See also Tanguay's DICTIONNAIRE GENEALOGIQUE, v.VI, p.412).
On a list of those of French birth who had resided in Olde Ulster before the close of the year 1700 is listed the name of Jean Baptiste du POTIER along with others associated with the CORSSE - CORSZEN families.
OLDE ULSTER MAGAZINE, v. ,p. .)
1658Jan BROERSEN was a resident of Esopus, 31 May 1658, when he and other settlers of this place made an agreement to remove their dwellings and form a village. About the same time, with six others, he petitioned the Council of New Netherland for protection against the Indians.
John O. Evjen SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), p.164..
1658The Chamber was trying to strengthen its weak hold on the American mainland in 1658. Powder and lead had been dispatched on the "Moesman" and soldiers on the "Bruynvisch" ten days later. The soldier, Harmen Hendricks ROSENKRANS, and his wife and child, are believed to have been on board the "Bruynvisch." Shortly after their return to the Manhattans, Harman and Magdalena decided (or had it decided for them) that they would join the garrison at Esopus, where Dirck SMIT, an ensign who had crossed with the ROSENCRANS on the "Bruynvisch," was assuming command. On 22 Nov. 1658, Harman took out "small burgher" papers at New Amsterdam (fee 20 guilders payable in beavers within eight days), no doubt hoping that the trading privileges would prove advantageous at his new location.
1658On 25 Nov. 1658, the estate of Adriana CUVILLIE, was divided between the following:
(1) Jan VINGE, b.1614, Manhattan Island, N.Y.; who married Emmertie Goosen van der SLUYS. According to THE JOURNAL of JASPER DANCKAERTS (1679), he was the first male born of Europeans in New Netherland.
(2) Maria VINGE who married 1st. Jan ROOS and m. 2nd Abraham Isaacsen VERPLANCK.
(3) Kristyn VINGE who married Dirck VOLCKERTSEN.
(4) Rachel VINGE who married Cornelis van TIENHOVEN.
On Thursday, 22 Feb. 1663, Jan Vinge & Pieter STOUTENBURGH announced the death of Ragel Van TIENHOVEN. Jacques COUSSEAU is appointed third guardian, along with Jan VINGE and Pieter STOUTENBURGH, of the children of Cornelis and Rachel (VINGE) VanTIENHOVEN. The children's names were Lucas, Johannes, and Janneken. Jan VINGE was Rachel's brother. Pieter STOUTENBURGH was Rachel's brother-in-law.
YEARBOOK OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK (1900).
See also NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTIONS (Abstracts of Wills, Vol.I), p.154,190,457.
1658In mid 1658, Hendrick Jochemsz SCHOONMAKER came from Fort Orange to assist in the building of a stockade to protect the village of Wiltwyck against the Indians.
1659Hendrick Jochemsz SCHOONMAKER (1624-1681), of Kingston, N.Y., in 1659 was Lieutenant in Capt. Thomas CHAMBERS' company at Fort Orange (Albany, N.Y.) and also at Esopus against the Indians, 7 June 1663.
Daughters of the American Colonists, LINEAGE BOOK, v.XVI, pp.32-34, #15075;
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), pp.487-489.
1659Alexander ROSENCRANS, son of Harman Hendricks ROSENKRANS and Magdelena DIRCKS, was born in Esopus and the baptism was registered in New Amsterdam, 12 April 1659. Sponsors were Barent GERRITSEN and Sarah DIRCX (Sister of Magdalene).
1659Aeltje BICKERS, wife of Nicholas VELTHUYSEN, sued Jan BROERSEN for a debt of fl.44. She claimed that "Reinert JANSEN van HOORN had promised to pay her in four days for Jan BROERSEN, and that she thereupon allowed Jan BROERSON to depart and that HOORN will not pay the sum, but gave her ill words." HOORN admitted that he had promised to pay for BROERSEN, but as Aeltje BICKERS and her husband were quarreling, he claimed that he had reason for not paying her.
John O. Evjen SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), p.165.
1659Jan de PRE married second, 1659, to Jannetie, daughter of Simon de RUINE. In his marriage settlement of 31 December 1659, he mentions a son Andries and a daughter. Jan and Jannetje (de RUINE) de PRE had children: Jannetje, born 1662, married Cornelius BANTA of Hackensack, son of Epke Jacobs BANTA; Francina, 1665; Maria, 1667; John, 1671; and Simon, 1676.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.191n.
1659On 17 August 1659, Jan BROERSEN joined in a petition requesting that the Rev. BLOEM be appointed minister at Esopus. In 1661, he subscribed, at one occasion, fifteen florins for the support of the Rev. BLOEM.
1659The breakup of the partnership of Albert ANDRIESSEN BRADT and Pieter CORNELISSEN that took place in 1638, was apparently still being litigated as late as 1659/60; for in August 1659, Simon TURCK, plaintiff, "as husband and guardian of Merretje PIETERS, dau. of the deceased Pieter CORNELISSEN as well as for himself as representing the orphan child of Tryntie PIETERS, deceased dau. of Pieter CORNELISSEN," produces in Court his demand against Albert ANDRIESSEN de Norman, defendant, "concluding, that the attachment on the two cows grazing with Wolfert WEBBER shall stand good and have its full effect, until the said Albert ANDRIESSEN shall have paid him his arrears to the amount of fl. 2, sent to him by Joris Jans RAPALJE, 3 Sept. 1649, in the absence of Pieter CORNELISSEN, millwright, deceased., not accounted for nor made good by him." For details of this lengthy litigation see:
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.26-28;
Berthold Fernow, THE RECORDS OF NEW AMSTERDAM FROM 1653-1674, v.III, pp.24, 32, 37, 57, 102-108, 117, 168, 256.
1659In Sept. 1659, a letter, signed by Jan BROERSON and other settlers at Esopus, was sent to STUYVESANT relating that they were besieged in the fort by Indians.
1659On the evening of 21 Sept 1659, a party of Indian farm hands at Esopus were having a celebration on a bottle of brandy donated by Thomas CHAMBERS after the days corn husking. During the revelry, one of the excited Indians fired off the powder charge in a musket. Ensign SMIT, the garrison commander, sent out a patrol to investigate. The patrol returned and reported that only a "heathen frolic" was taking place. SMIT, under orders not to provoke hostilities with the Indians, decided not to interfere. Some of the settlers, however, were not so level-headed. There was some enmity between the Indians and the settlers in the area. The deed for the land negotiated by Peter STUYVESANT was not recognized by all the Indian Sachems, and the Indians were growing impatient with STUYVESANT over what they perceived as delays in payment for their land. The settlers were tired of having to work their fields only under the protection of armed guards. Led by Jacob STOL and Evert PELS, and shouting, "We'll slap their mouths," a band of men with axes, muskets, and cutlasses attacked the hapless party of Indians on the CHAMBERS' plantation, killing and wounding some.

Ensign SMIT, disgusted with the conduct of the people he was trying to protect, considered withdrawing the garrison as STUYVESANT had authorized him to do. CHAMBERS and others prevailed upon him to forestall such action, and on 29 September 1659, Kit DAVIS was dispatched down the river to inform STUYVESANT of the situation and obtain his instructions. The veteran soldier Harman Hendricksen ROSECRANS and seventeen others were sent to escort DAVIS to his canoe. While returning to the stockade, the group ran into an Indian ambush. Four soldiers broke for freedom, the other fourteen, including the leader, Sergeant LOUWRENS, surrendered without firing a shot and were taken prisoner. Five of the captives were forced to run the gauntlet and then tortured to death by slow fire --- among these Jacob STOL and Jan SLEGHT, the brewer's son. Seven were held for ransom. The thirteenth, a son of Evert PELS, was lucky enough to strike the fancy of an Indian maiden and be adopted into her tribe. Harmen Hendrick ROSENKRANS was the only captive to escape. Upon his escape from the Indians, Harmen Hendrick ROSENKRANS informed Ensign Dirck SMITH of their strength.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.2-14.

1660Jan Broerse (DECKER) name appears on a Militia roll, 28 March 1660 at Esopus. He stated that he was from Husum, Schleswig Holstein, Denmark.
1660The name of "Hendrick Jochemsz" (SCHOONMAKER) first appears in the records of Esopus (Kingston) on 28 March 1660; and on 24 Oct 1661, he was a resident paying an excise tax of 75 florins. In 1661 the first of the "New Lots" was assigned to him.
Heidgerd, Ruth P., THE SCHOONMAKER FAMILY.
1660Albert Heymanse ROOSA, "agriculturist, from Herwynen, Gelderland, Holland, and wife and eight children" arrived in New Netherland in April 1660, in the ship called the "Spotted Cow." The wife of Albert Heymans ROOSA was named Wyntje ALLARD or ARIENS, and soon after their arrival they settled in the Esopus district at Wiltwyck, now Kingston, Ulster County, New York. At this place, with Cornelis Barents SLECHT and wife Tryntje BOS, Mathese BLANCHAN and wife Madeline JORISSE, Roeloff SWARTWOUT and wife Eva Alberts BRADT de NOORMAN, and others, Albert Heymans ROOSA and his wife Wyntje ALLARD participated in the first Administration of the Lord's Supper on 25 December 1660, by the Rev. Harmanus BLOEM.
Kregier, Martin, DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Vol.III, p.56;
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.31, p.163-166,235-237;
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), p.485;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.412n.
1660cDerick, born 1638, son of Cornelis Dircksen HOOGLAND and Aeltie ADRAENS, married, ca.1660, to Lysbeth, daughter of Joris Jansen RAPELJE.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.804.
1660On 14 July 1660, Jan Janszen van BREESTEDE and Tryntje JANS witnessed the baptism of Geertruyd, dau. of Luykas ANDRIESZEN and Aefje LAURENS. (According to Hood, Jan Janszen van BREESTEDE married Marritje ANDRIES, sister of Skipper Luykas ANDRIESZEN.)
See Hood, Dellman O. THE TUNIS HOOD FAMILY (Portland, Oregon 1960), pp.12-20, passim.
1660Helena VERBRUGG, dau. of Johannes and Catherine (ROELOFS) VERBRUGE, was baptized, 28 July 1660. She married Theunis deKAY.
1660Jan Gerritszen de VRIES van DALSEN (son of Garrit of Wortum in Friesland), married, 18 December 1660, at New Amsterdam, to Grietie CRAY, dau. of Teunis CRAY. After the Dutch lost New York, they lived somewhere in New England, but came later to Harlem, in 1667, when chosen guardian of the children of Lubbert and Grietien (DIRCKS) GERRITSEN (presumably a brother). Jan Gerritszen de VRIES was a ship carpenter, and he built a house and one or more vessels at Harlem. In 1670 he sold his place to Resolved WALDRON, but built another. Jan Gerritszen de VRIES van DALSEN and Grietie CRAY had children: Teunis Van DALSEN, born 1664, married 1696, Sarah VERMILYE, daughter of Capt. Johannes VERMILYE; Gerrittie, born 1667, married Jan KIERSEN; Annetje, born 1669, married Johannes WALDRON; Peter, born 1671; Tryntie, born 1674, married Johannes MEYER; Jacob, born 1679; Lysbet, born 1682; Jannetie, born 1685.
1661Roeloff SWARTWOUT was, on 27 January 1661, made sheriff at Fort Orange, thus completing the organization of the first council of justice in the present county of Ulster.
Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts, p.825.
1661On 4 March 1661, Aleardt Heymensen ROOSE, Cornelis Barentsen SLECHT, Juriaen WESTVAEL, Roeloff SWARTWOUT, Gertruy ANDRIES, and Thomas CHAMBERS joined in a contract guaranteeing a salary to Domine BLOEM who had been called as the regular pastor of the Dutch Church at Wiltwyck.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD (1900), v.31, p.163-166,235-237.
1661A Jan Costers Van AECKEN was patentee of a lot at Beverwyck, 19 March 1661.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.591.
1661"In a letter of April 1661 to Governor Stuyvesant, Johannes PROVOOST referred to accounts between 'my father' (i.e. stepfather) Jan de MONTAGNE, owner of the sloop United, plying between New Amsterdam and Fort Orange/Beverwyck."
Harriet Holcombe, "The Provoost Family," Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne Newsletter (Spring 1985), v.3, p.203-207.
1661On 16 May 1661, Evert PELS, Cornelis Barentsen SLECHT and Elbert Heymans ROOSE were appointed the first three, Schepens or Magistrates, who with the presiding Schout, Roeloff SWARTWOUT completed "the Organization of the first village and first judicial tribunal" in Wiltwyck.
Schoonmaker, Marius, THE HISTORY OF KINGSTON (1888), p.24-28, 503-506;
Brodhead, John Romeyn, HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1609-1664, p.690. In 1661, ROOSA was appointed one of the three Commissioners to enclose the New Village at the Esopus, called Hurley.
O'Callaghan, E. B. THE REGISTER OF NEW NETHERLAND 1626-1674, pp.71,158, passim.
1661On 16 May 1661, Harman ROSENCRANS receive Lot No.3 in a distribution of sites for a home and garden within the stockade on land farther up the Esopus valley at "Nieuw Dorp" (Hurley).
1661Magdelena DIRCKS, wife of Harmon Hendrick ROSENCRANS, became one of the first thirty members of the Dutch Reformed Church at Hurley and was baptized, "as an adult," on 24 June 1661.
1661Joost OBLINUS married, 1661, to Maria SAMMIS.
1661Included on a list of thirty-two adult male residents in the village of Harlem in 1661, were the names of: Jan La MONTAGNE, Jr., Jan De PRE, Aert Pietersen BUYS, Nicolaes De MEYER, et.al.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.183.
1661Dr. Johannes Van AMBURGH, son of Dr. Gysbert Van AMBOURGH and Rachel de La MONTAGNE, was born about 1661. He married (1) to Margriet van SCHAICK, m. (2) Catherine SANDFORD. N.Y.G.&B.R., v.59, pp.14-16.
1661William De La MONTAGNE joined the church at New Amsterdam, 2 October 1661, when he came to Harlem.
1661In a deed of 17 October 1661, "Dirck VOLKERS, of Bushwyck, as husband and guardian of Christina VIGNE, daughter of the late Geleyn VIGNE and Adriana CUVILJE," conveyed to Augustine HERMAN, "his certain fourth part of the inheritance and succession which belongs to him from his wife's parents, except the eighth part of the fourth part of a little field to pasture cattle, situated on the Maadge Paadje, in the rear of Lysbet TYSEN".
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), p.77.
1661On 3 Nov. 1661, "before the board appeared Teunis CRAY who produced a bill against the widow of Hendrick Pietersen van HASSELT for board and attendance given to her during time said widow was living with him." In December 1661, "Tryntje van CAMPEN says that there are due her from the widow of Hendrick Pietersen van HASSELT, 27 fl.---," etc. "---Whereas Grietje ADAMS, widow of Hendrick Pietersen van HASSELT---, etc."
COLONIAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK (1853).
(Note: Tryntje van CAMPEN witnessed a bapt. of a child of Jan CORSSE and Metje Theunis CRAY, 10 May 1676. I wonder if Hendrick Pietersen van Hasselt may have been the Hendrick CORSENS who bpt. son, Jan CORSZEN, on 28 Aug. 1650? --- Hasselt is in Limburg, Belgium, near Liege.)
1661Hendrick Jochemsz (SCHOONMAKER) was assessed 12 guilders toward the construction of a new parsonage on 12 November 1661.
1661Jan BROERSE was on the muster roll of the garrison of Wilwyck in 1661. In November of that year he sued Christyntie CAPOENS, daughter of Dirck HOLGERSEN (VOLCKERTSEN) and widow of Jacob HUYS, for labor he had done for her husband, Jacob HUYS, in the West Indies. Jan BROERZEN, pltf. produced a declaration of Adrian Huybersen STERREVELT, who stated, it is within his knowledge that Jan BROERSEN served Jacob HAY as a boy about seventeen years ago in the West Indies, both at Santa Cruz and Curacao, without having received, to his knowledge, any pay therefore: Also a declaration of Tryn HERDERS declaring that she had been with him to Jacob HAY, and speaking about money was refused any by him.
John O. Evjen SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.165-66.
1662Gaerloff DEKKER, son of Jan Broerson DEKKER and Heyltje JACOBS, was baptized, 26 Feb. 1662.
1662In spite of an increase in his living allowance as Vice-Director, in 1659, Dr. Johannes de la MONTAGNE's salary proved inadequate to his support. He had become deeply indebted; and, in 1662, he made the touching admission to Governor Peter STUYVESANT, "that he had not the means of providing bread for his family, and being sixty-eight years of age, was reduced to penury and want."
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.167.
1662William de La MONTAGNE purchased lot No. 4, at New Harlem, 7 April 1662, from Jan De PRE, who had advertised to sell the same at auction. "But after a temporary residence, William MONTAGNE sold out to his brother, John and returned to Albany, whence he removed to Esopus, married, and was long the parish clerk."
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.191, 192.
1662Albert Gysbertsen vanGORDER was named as Commissary at Kingston, New York, 27 April 1662, and he was appointed public Administrator, 18 Sept 1663.
1662In 1662 Jean LETELIR gave three guilders toward the ransom of Teunis CRAY's son, Jacob, in captivity with the Turks.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.214n.
1662Cornelis Teunissen BOS, Bouwknecht to Cornelis MAASSEN, was commissary at Fort Orange previous to 1662.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.1, p.434.
1662Albert Andriessen BRADT's first wife, Annetie BARENTS von Rolmers (also called Annitje ALBERTS), died before 5 June 1662, and he married second to Pietertie JANSEN.
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.28-29.

Albert's ANDRIESSEN's brother, Arent Andriesse BRADT (brother of Albert Andriesse BRADT), was an original patentee, in 1662, of Schenectady, and one of the first white men to settle this portion of the Mohawk valley, which is sixteen miles long and eight miles wide. Shortly after settling this land he died, leaving a widow, Catalyntje daughter of Andries de VOS, and six children: Jesie (Aeffie), age 13; Ariantje, age 11; Andries, age 9; Cornelia, age 7; Samuel, age 3; and Dirk, age 1. Their son, Andries Arent BRADT, by his wife Margreta Van SLYKE, had a son Arent BRADT (1680-1767), who married 1704, to Jannetje VROOM.

1662Annetje, daughter of Herman and Magdalene (DIRCKS) ROSENKRANS, was baptized 27 Aug. 1662. Sponsor was Lysbet JANS.
1662Isaac VERMIELE, wife and four children, all over 20 years of age; Jacque COSSART wife and two children 5 and 1-1/2 years old; and Nicholas du PUIS (1625-1691) from Artois, wife and three children 6, 5, and 2 years old; arrived in New Amsterdam, 12 October 1662, on board "de Purmerlander Kerch (The Purmerland Church)," Captain Benjamin BARENTZ.
YEAR BOOK of the HOLLAND SOCIETY of NEW YORK (1902), p.22; YESTERYEARS, v.8, p.1;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.105,204;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.204n;
Michael Tepper, NEW WORLD IMMIGRANTS (1980), v.1, p.187.
1662Nicholas DUPUI (1625-1691) of Artois, France, came to America on the "Purmerland Church", 12 October 1662, with his wife, Catryntje de VOS, and their three children: Nicholas, age 6, John, age 5, and Moses, age 3. Nicholas DUPUY settled first on Staten Island.

The two oldest sons, Nicholas and John DEPUY remained in the vicinity of New York.

Moses, youngest son of Nicholas DEPUY and Catryntje de VOS, married Maritje WYNCOOP, daughter of Cornelis WYNKOOP and Maria Janse LANGENDYCK, and took up a large tract of land in the vicinity of Rochester, Ulster County, New York.

1662Cornelius Barents SLECHT was patentee of 25 morgens at Esopus, 7 December 1662.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.592;
Frank L. VanWagnen, ANCESTORS OF GARRET CONRAD VanWAGNEN (1946), pp.16-26, Appendix E.
1662Gysbert Van IMBROCH removed to Wiltwyck or Kingston, joining the church there by letter, 16 December 1662; and here practicing medicine.
1662In 1662 a schedule of the old and newly surveyed lot in Wiltwyck with the names of their owners, was made out, and in the "List of old lots, before the place was laid out," appear the names of Evert PELS, owner of lot 2, and Jan Broersen (DEKKER) owner of lot 11. In the "List of lots newly laid out," Albert Heymansen (ROOSA) appears as the owner of lot 24, and Juriaen WESTVAEL as owning lot 25.
HISTORY OF KINGSTON, p.28-29;
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.31, p.165.
1663On 3 Jan 1663, Teunis CRAY, father-in-law of Jan Gerritsen de VRIES, posted bail for his son-in-law who had been charged with theft. Jurors were Isaack GREVERAAT, Jacobus BACKER, Johannes van BRUGH, Johannes de PEISTER, Jacob STRYCKER, Paulus LEENDERTSEN van de GRIST, Olof Stevensen van CORTLANT. "Officer Pieter TONNEMAN, plaintiff vs. Jan Gerritsen de VRIES, defendant and prisoner. Plaintiff. concludes that the deft. shall be condemned for his perpetrated theft, to be fixed to a stake at the place of justice and be there scourged and further banished for the term of four consecutive years by this City's jurisdiction: moreover for his blow, in a fine of one hundred guilders as the blood followed; all with costs --- producing certain declaration taken to that effect. The declaration being read to deft., he denies having stolen meat, saying the mate gave it to him, when he had done work on board --- and moreover said --- Come, carpenter, you are done, let us drink together; and that he gave him the meat he brought and laid it behind the cabin and was not on shore with the meat --- that the mate was drunk, when he inquired for the meat, but sober when he gave him the meat, and that the boy knew nothing of the sack, as he was going with the skipper of the ship, the "Gilded Fox," when he was bought ashore and was altogether drunk when it happened. The W. Court decree, whereas there is no right explanation of the matter; also the ketch, where the crime is committed is not present, that the deft. shall be released on bail to appear in Court and defend himself, whenever he shall be summoned. Pursuant to the foregoing judgment Teunis CRAY father in law of the above named Jan Gerris de VRIES appears in Court, who enters himself bail, that his son in law Jan GERRITSEN above named shall appear in Court, whenever he shall be summoned."
1663On 27 Jan 1663, Jan Gerritsen de VRIES is found guilty and fined fifty guilders. "Tryntie Van CAMPEN, mother in law of the aforesaid Jan Gerrisen de VRIES, appears in Court, who declares herself bail for the payment of the above entered fine; in case her son in law aforesaid do not pay the same within two or three weeks ---"
Berthold Fernow, ed. COURT MINUTES OF NEW AMSTERDAM, p.174-175,190-191.
1663On Thursday, 22 Feb. 1663, Jan VIGNE & Pieter STOUTENBURGH announced the death of Ragel (VIGNE) Van TIENHOVEN, widow of Cornelis vanTIENHOVEN. Jacques COUSSEAU was appointed third guardian, along with Jan VIGNE and Pieter STOUTENBURGH, of the children of Cornelis and Rachel (VIGNE) VanTIENHOVEN. The children's names were Lucas, Johannes, and Janneken. Jan VIGNE was Rachel's brother. Pieter STOUTENBURGH was Rachel's brother-in-law.
YEARBOOK OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK (1900).
See also NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTIONS (Abstracts of Wills, Vol.I), p.154,190,457;
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.322n.
1663Nicholas DUPUIS, et.al. was a patentee of a plantation on Staten Island, 19 March 1663.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.592;
William A. Eardeley, CHRONOLOGY AND ANCESTRY OF CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW (1918), pp.1-32;
Wannetta Roseberry Hoff, HISTORY OF THE DEPUI FAMILY (1939), pp.1-2.
1663Aldert Heymansen ROOSA was commissioned, 30 March 1663, to lay out and fortify with palisades for the protection of the settlers of Dew Dorf (Hurley) against the savages. On 7 April 1663, ROOSA reported to Stuyvesant that the savages would not allow the building of the fortifications because they were not included in the treaty of 1660. He wrote: "Praying that the gifts promised the savages be sent at once that your good and humble subjects may remain without fear and molestation from these barbarous people, for if rumors and warnings may be believed it would be too dangerous for your humble petitioners and faithful subjects to continue and advance their work otherwise."

ROOSA's petition was forwarded to STUYVESANT only a few weeks prior to the massacre of 7 June 1663, when New Dorf (Hurley) was completely destroyed and many houses in Wiltwyck (Kingston) were burned.
Bertha Jane Thomas Libby, GENEALOGY OF JANE ELIZABETH WHEELER THOMAS (1974), pp.149-155.

1663Isaac VERMILYE, with his wife and daughter, Maria (later Mrs MONTAYNE), Jacque COSSART and his wife, Nicholas Du PUIS and his wife, and other passengers of "The Purmerlander Kerch" joined the church at New Amsterdam, 1 April 1663, no doubt by letter.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.204n.
1663Soon after the Palatinate was threatened with hostile invasion by the Duke of Lorraine and other neighboring Catholic princes, the refugee families of DeMAREST, OBLINUS And PARMENTIER fled Mannheim and returned to Holland. After a short stay at Amsterdam, they all embarked for New Netherlands in the "Bridled Cow," 16 April 1663, together with the KORTRIGHTS, BOGERTS, and other Dutch families.

Note: Isaac VERMILYE (recorded as Isaac WURMEL on civil records) apparently also had spent some time at Mannheim between 1637 and 1660.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.105.

1663Martin RYERSON married, 14 May 1663, Annetje RAPALJE.
Mather, Frederic G. THE REFUGEES of 1776 from LONG ISLAND to CONNECTICUT (1972 reprint of the 1913 edition), p.544.
1663Hendrick Jochemsz SCHOONMAKER was twice wounded at the Massacre of Wiltwyck on 7 June 1663.

Family tradition says that at the time of the Massacre of Wiltwyck, 7 June 1663, Jochem Hendricksz SCHOONMAKER (1655-1730) was on his way to visit his maternal uncle, Volckert Jansen DOUW, at the New Village (Hurley), when he was captured by a Wappinger Indian named Wamassaun. During his captivity he suffered from the brutality of the Indians who amused themselves by throwing burning coals and ashes from their pipes upon his head, thereby scarring it in many places so it was his practice always thereafter to wear a red stocking cap.
THE SCHOONMAKER FAMILY, Part One, p.7.

1663During the forenoon of 7 June 1663, while the men were in the field, a number of Indians of the Esopus tribe infiltrated the stockade at Nieuw Dorp (Hurley) and, in a sudden onslaught, began to pillage and burn the village. Lieutenant Hendrick SCHOONMAKER of the Burgher Guard streaked for home from the river gate, where he and Jacob PIETERSEN, the miller, had been standing, and "was severely wounded in his house by two shots," but evidently he saved himself and others there. Captain Thomas CHAMBERS managed to break through, though wounded on the way to his farm, and to issue commands "to secure the gates, to clear the cannon and to drive out the savages." The Christians rallied and "the heathen, through God's mercy," were "chased and put to flight." Twelve men had been killed and eight others had been wounded; four women and three children had been struck down or burned alive; four women and six children were missing, among them Rachel de la MONTAGNE the wife of surgeon Gysbert Van IMBROECK (Van AMBOURGH); two of the children of Albert Heymanse ROOSA; and the wife and child of Dominie Van LAER. Magdelena (DIRCKS) ROSENKRANS, veteran of three Indian wars, had not been caught napping, it seems. The baptism of her fifth child during the next month indicates that she had given birth to a daughter, Rachel ROSENKRANS, near the time of the massacre.

A relief force was dispatched from Fort Amsterdam, and during the last days of July, guided by an escapee, Rachel de la MONTAGNE, wife of Gysbert Van AMBOURGH the surgeon, an expedition of 210 men captured the Indian fort up the Rondout valley (at Wawarsing) where she had been held. In early September 1663, Lieut. van KOUWENHOVEN and Captain KREGIER attacked a new fort that the Esopus Indians were building and killed fifteen Indian warriors, including sachem Papequanaehen, and seven of their women and children. In the two or three months following, there were two or three raids on other Indian sites; and through an exchange of prisoners, most of the missing Christians were accounted for. The Esopus tribes fragments were scattered among their neighbor tribes.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.12-14.

1663Immediately following the massacre at Esopus, forty persons at New Harlem were formed into militia companies. Daniel TORNEUR, Jan La MONTAGNE, Michiel MUYDEN, Jaques CRESSON and Jan P. SLOT, were supplied with firelocks; and Isaac VERMEILLE, Abram VERMEILLE, Pierre CRESSON, Jean Le ROY, Glaude Le MAISTRE and Aert P. BUYS, with musquets. Also listed as privates were Joost Van OBLINUS, Jan SCHOENMAKER, et.al.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.201-203.
1663Rachel La MONTAGNE, wife of Gysbert Van AMBOURGH, and her daughter, Lysbet, were taken prisoner by the Indians at Esopus, 7 June 1663. Rachel de la MONTAGNE died, 4 October 1664, leaving three young children.
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.II, p.21n;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.200.
1663Jean MONTAGNE, born 1632 in Leyden, son of Johannes de la MONTAGNE, married first in Holland to Pieternella PIKES, and he married second, 10 June 1663, Maria VERMILYE, b. 1629, dau. of Issac VERMIELLE, and was thus an uncle by marriage of Isaac VERMILYE who married, 16 Jan 1707, Josyntje OBLINIS, widow of Teunis CORSSE. After the death of Jan MONTAGNE, his widow, Marie VERMILYEA married Isaac KIP.
1663Schout Roeloff SWARTWOUT prosecuted violators of orders against leaving the stockade without an armed guard. Hendrick Jochemsz SCHOONMAKER and Harman ROSECRANS were among 26 "knechten" (hired men) of brewer SLEGHT who were accused of, on 18 September 1663, "being out in the fields without permission and a convoy."

During the trial in October, Schout SWARTWOUT alleged that Magdalena (DIRCKS) ROSECRANS interfered with him in the discharge of his duty when he was arresting Aeltje CLAES (Van SLEGHTENHORST) for telling him that the paper he was serving on her husband would be used in the privy. Magdalena's story was that she had simply protested: "Swartwout, why do you want to put this woman in prison? Why do you want to disgrace her? She is neither a whore nor a thief, and there is a private place here from which she cannot run away." KREGIER, who presided over the Council of War, was apparently a friend of ROSECRANS. KREGIER officially requested the release of the accused men, stating that he had reached an agreement with brewer SLEGHT and pointing out that SWARTWOUT had not complied diligently with KREGIER's orders to have the stockade repaired. The charges against Magdalena DIRCKS were apparently dropped. Shortly thereafter, however, Magdalena, appeared back in court, however, to support a charge by Eschje GERRITS that Sergeant NIESSEN, who was in command during KREGIER's absence, was unlawfully possessed of a pillow of Eschje's. The sergeant said Magdalena's declaration was false, based on words uttered by his wife while sick and delirious, and demanded that Magdalena be sworn. The outcome of the case is not known, but it is interesting to note that NIESSEN's wife was later convicted of petty thefts in New Amsterdam.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.12-14,92-93.

1663Capt. KREGIER had a great deal of trouble with the burghers over such matters as billeting his troops, borrowing horses and carts for expeditions, dividing the spoils of war and repairing the palisades. On 10 October 1663, Hendrick Jochemsz SCHOONMAKER complained to the court that his home was being used as a guardhouse for the militia.
1663Rachel, dau. of Harmon Hendrick and Magdalena (DIRCKS) ROSENKRANZ, was baptized 21 October 1663. Sponsor was Aechjen ARIAENS.
1663At the destruction of the village of Hurley, on 7 June 1663, by the Indians, two of the children of Albert Heymanse ROOSA, with 43 others, women and children, were taken captive. The story of the rescue of these captives by the colonial forces under command of Captain Martin KREGIER is one of the most interesting episodes in the history of early New York.
See Kregier, Martin, DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Vol.4, p.39 et seq.;
O'Callaghan, E. B. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK (1858), v.2, p256 et seq., 323 et seq., 407.

In a hearing of a complaint against Frederick PHILLIPSEN, Nicholaes MEYER, Luykas ANDRIESZEN and others to the Council of New Netherland, the following testimony was given: "8th Xober, 1663 - Also send a convey down in the morning with grain to the river side, which on returning brought up the Wappinger Sachem and his wife, Splitnose, the Indian last taken by us. Which Sachem brought with him two captive Christian children, stating to us that he could not, pursuant to his previous promise of the 29th of November, bring along with him the remainder, being still five Christian captives, because three were at their hunting grounds and that he could not find them, but that another Indian was out looking for them; the two others are in his vicinity; the squaw who keeps them prisoner will not let them go, because she is very sick and hath no children, and expects soon to die; and when he can get Albert Heyman's oldest daughter, who is also at the hunting ground, and whom he hath already purchased and paid for, then he shall bring the remainder of the Christian captives along. For the two Christian Children which he hath brought with him; an Indian child is given him, being a little girl, and three pieces of cloth, with which he was content."
Hood, Dellman O. THE TUNIS HOOD FAMILY (Portland, Oregon 1960), p.17.

1664On 21 Feb. 1664, a list of names of those who volunteered subscriptions for the repair of the fort at New AMSTERDAM includes Luykas ANDRESZEN, Jan Janszen Van BREESTEDE, and Joost JOOSTEN.
Hood, Dellman O. THE TUNIS HOOD FAMILY (Portland, Oregon 1960), p.17;
New Amsterdam Court Minutes, v.5, p.31.
1664Nicholas DUPUI won a case in court involving a cost of 50 guilders, on 18 March 1664.
Berthold Fernow, THE RECORDS OF NEW AMSTERDAM, v.V, p.35.
1664Jan Gerretsen DECKER, from Heerden, Gelderland, Holland, married first, 23 March 1664, at Esopus (Kingston), N.Y. to Grietjen Hendricks WESTERCAMP, bapt. 19 Oct. 1642, dau. of Hendrick Janse and Femmetje Albertse. In a reference it stated that Grietjen was "neither a virgin nor a widow!" A Grietjen Hendricks WESTECAMP with Pieter JACOBSEN (miller) had baptized Pieter in 1662, at Kingston. She may also have been the Grietjen Hendricks who was captured by Indians in 1663. Jan Gerretsen and Grietjen (WESTECAMP) DECKER had children: Gerret Jansen m. 1685, Grietje Jans DECKER; Hendrick m. 1696, Grietje QUICK; Jacob m.1695, Anje Hendricks KORTRECHT; Hermanus DECKER m.1695, Rachel de la MONTAGNE; Johannes m.1722, Helletje KWIK; and Jennetje DECKER.
Decker, Benton Weaver, THE DECKER GENEALOGY (1980);
Elinor Randlemon, OURS - THEN AND NOW, pp.48-54,62-64;
OLDE ULSTER, (1906), v.2, pp244-246;
Eva Alice Scott, JACOBUS JANSEN VAN ETTEN (1952), p.50,138-140.
1664Grietje "Margaret" DECKER, dau. of Jan Broerse and Heyletje (JACOBS) DECKER, was bapt. 31 Aug. 1664, at Kingston, N.Y. She married 1685, to Gerrit Jans DECKER, b.1665, son of Jan Gerretsen and Grietjen Hendricks DECKER.
Elinor Randlemon, OURS - THEN AND NOW, pp.48-54,62-64;
OLDE ULSTER, (1906), v.2, pp244-246.
1664Helena VERBRUG, (bpt. 1660) was mentioned in the will of her aunt Barbara, dated 1664. (Barbara SCHUT, wife of Gillis Jansen VERBRUGGE).
1664In 1664, Catalyntje de VOS, daughter of Andries de VOS and widow of Arent Andriesse BRADT, married second to Barent Jansen van DITMARS. He was killed, 9 February 1690, when the town of Schenectady was completely destroyed by the Indians; and she married thirdly, 1691, to Claas Janse Van BOEKHOVEN.
1664Among the names of Dutch subjects who swore allegiance to the British after the surrender of New York, 21 Oct 1664, were: Teunis CRAY, Barrent COURSE, Nicholas BAYARD, and John R. BRODHEAD.
COLONIAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK (1853), vol.3, p.75.
1664Clashes between the Dutch-French settlers and the English garrison where common following the English occupation of Esopus in the fall of 1664. The idea that the English were there to stay and so had to be accepted somehow did not register in the minds of the settlers. Dutch sea power was rated equal to English and French land power was allied to Dutch. On the other hand, orders not to act like conquerors failed to restrain the English occupation forces. Complaints from both sides came before the Wiltwyck magistrates and the garrison commandant: i.e. Albert ROOSA had threatened three English soldiers with an axe in a dispute over use of his canoe; Tjerck De WITT had called English soldiers bad names; Roeloff SWARTWOUT had broken and English soldier's sword in a fight; English soldiers had forced brewer SLEGHT to serve his "best bier" gratis to them and their friends; the soldiers had extorted extra provisions from Aert Van WAGENEN and Juriaen WESTPHAL -- to trade for tobacco; &c. Sergeant BERRISFORD, the English garrison commandant sat in judgment with the Wiltwyck magistrates, and the English were generally favored in these disputes when the magistrates could not avoid a decision.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.94-102.
1664In 1664 Maria (du TRIEUX) PEEKE was accused of selling liquor to the Indians, fined 500 guilders, and banished from New Amsterdam.
1664By 1664, Harman ROSECRANS was deeply in debt, and had a number of judgments levied against him. Magdalena's uncle VERPLANCK stepped in to guarantee Harman's debts and keep him out of prison. However, by July 1665, uncle VERPLANCK apparently tried to wash his hands of his poor ROSECRANS relatives. "Harman Hendricksen, alias the Portuguese," was summoned to the New York City court to take the judgment off VERPLANCK's back by giving himself up. But VERPLANCK's son-in-law Adriaen Van LAER, who lived at Esopus, assumed the bail bond and assured the court that a settlement would be forthcoming within two months. By January 1666, Harman ROSECRANS evidently was beginning to see daylight, for he was able to make a settlement with the church for his debt.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, p.92-94.
1665A list of members of the church at New Harlem, 1665, include: Jan La MONTAGNE, Jr. and Maria VERMEILLE, his wife; Jooste Van OBLINUS, Sr., and Martina WESTIN, his wife; Joost Van OBLINUS, Jr. and Maria SAMMIS, his wife; Jaques CRESSON and Maria RENARD, his wife; Pierre CRESSON and Rachel CLOOS, his wife; Isaac VERMEILLE and Jacomina JACOBS, his wife; Resolved WALDRON and Tanneke NAGEL, his wife. Willem de la MONTAGNE is listed as a former resident who had been a church member.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.221n.
1665On 19 April 1665, a list of Burghers of the city (New Amsterdam) who were taxed includes the names of Luykas ANDRIESZEN, Jan Janszen Van BREESTEDE, Andries ANDRIESZEN, Jan JOOSTEN and Nicolaas DuPUYS.
Hood, Dellman O. THE TUNIS HOOD FAMILY (Portland, Oregon 1960), p.17;
New Amsterdam Court Minutes, v.5, p.224.
1665By 19 April 1665, Nicolaas DuPUYS, "living on the Heere Graft", was named in a list of burghers and inhabitants that are assessed. Two months later, on 19 June 1665, he was sworn as a "brew and Weigh-house porter" at New Amsterdam.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.204n;
Berthold Fernow, THE RECORDS OF NEW AMSTERDAM, v.V, pp.224,256.
1665In May 1665, when it was rumored that Albert Heymanse ROOSA, a Sergeant in the Burgher Guard, was to be arrested for a second assault on the English when he took away a soldier's gun, the guardsmen armed and assembled. Having learned that their sergeant was merely summoned to court, they dispersed without taking any action; but their Officers' Council felt constrained to investigate the matter. After taking some testimony, the investigation was suspended awaiting the coming of the Governor. Governor NICOLLS arrived in September, and sought to ease tensions by replacing the garrison commandant with a commissioned officer, Captain BRODHEAD, who had brought his family here with him to America with the intention of settling here. The Governor instructed BRODHEAD to "be single and indifferent as to justice between soldiers and burghers" and "not let insinuations beget a prejudice in his mind against the Dutch." But the Captain turned out to be a strong partisan of the English.

Capt. BRODHEAD tended to embroil himself with the Dutch/French settlers, even with his neighbors at the New Dorp (Hurley), where he had rented a farm. One day he arrived at the store of Louys DuBOIS while a fight between the feisty Albert Hymanse ROOSA and five English soldiers was going on. ROOSA had entered the store in search of a man to repair his plough-colter and, being badgered by the soldiers, who were in there drinking brandy, he had thrown the colter at one who was drawing his sword, scoring a near miss. Three of the soldiers had chased him outside. BRODHEAD's presence ended the outside engagement, but BRODHEAD didn't go inside to stop the beating the other two soldiers were giving the storekeeper, DuBOIS, and his wife. It was the English soldiers that preferred charges; and the Wiltwyck magistrates, with BRODHEAD sitting as observer, held ROOSA for further examination.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.94-102.

1665Gerret Jansen DECKER, son of Jan Gerretsen and Grietjen Hendricks (WESTECAMP) DECKER, was bapt. 1665 in Esopus. He married, 1685, Grietjen Jans DECKER, b.1664, dau. of Jan Broerse DECKER.
1665Anthony Du CHESNE (1640-1712) married before 1665, Annette BOUCQUET, dau. of Jerome BOUCQUET of Holland, who came to America, 1663.
Orra Eugene Monnette, FIRST SETTLERS OF PISCATAWAY AND WOODBRIDGE (1930), p.489.
1665Barent COURES was an Innkeeper in New Amsterdam dwelling on High St. in 1665. In 1670 he sold his house.
NY.GEN.&BIOG.REC. v.104,p.21.
Kenneth Scott, "New Amsterdam's Taverns and Tavern keepers", DeHALVE-MAEN, July 1964, p.15.
1665In September 1665, soon after New Netherland had become a Province of Great Britain, the English Governor, Richard NICHOLLS, visited Kingston and placed Captain Daniel BRODHEAD in command at that place. Owing to that officer's tyrannical conduct, and the many acts of oppression and cruelty by the English soldiers under his command, the inhabitants rose in open hostility in 1667, and in a petition to Governor NICHOLLS for redress, they set forth numerous deeds of cruelty by the soldiers; vis:

"Cornelis Barentsen SLEGHT is beaten in his own house by his Souldr. George PORTER, and after this by the other Souldrs. forced to prison, and was by some souldrs. at his imprisonment used very hard."

"Cornelis Barentsen SLEGHT, beinge by Capt. BROADHEAD very ill treated, in his own house, was afterwards by the said Capt. forced to prison, and his armes by force taken out of his house, which still doe Remain by the said Capt. BROADHEAD."
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.31, p.165.

1665In November 1665, Magdalena (DIRCKS) ROSECRANS went to court against one of the English Soldiers, Richard CAGE, who had been domiciled with the ROSECRANS family but had moved out in September 1665 without paying for the washing of his clothes for a half year. When CAGE ignored the summons, Magdalena was awarded a judgment for 8 guilders, or 5 schepels of wheat. CAGE ignored the judgment and refused to pay. Not that he lacked the money to pay! He was renting the front part of Henry PAWLING's house for a ten-year term for 240 guilders in sewan. He was peeved because Harman ROSECRANS had gotten 6 guilders which should, he though, have gone to him. He had sued Gerrit FOOKEN for wages due his deceased servant Michael SEA, and FOOKEN had deducted the 6 guilders paid Harman ROSECRANS for rescuing SEA from the woods.

In spite of (or perhaps because of) the worsening hatreds between the Dutch/French settlers at Hurley and the English, Harman ROSECRANS, in February 1667, sixteen months after the issuance of the judgment against Richard CAGE or CUGGE, demanded of the court an attachment of the English soldier's assets. Magdalena (DIRCKS) ROSECRANS proceeded to locate and tie up sums of money owed CAGE.

Angered by these legal maneuvers, the English Soldier decided to revenge himself on the washerwoman who wouldn't be cheated of her pay. He butchered and served the ROSENCRANS goats at a dinner for his friends and, when Harman ROSENCRANS protested, he used his sword on Harman.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90,p.96.

In the burghers' bill of grievances at Esopus, 25-27 April 1667, it is recorded that "Harman Hendricx (ROSENKRANS) was wounded in his Legge by Richard CAGE in so much that the said Harmen is lame unto this present day, and that only because his Goates were eaten by the soldiers." His wife was taken to prison by Capt. BRODHEAD, who had thrown a glass of beer in her face, called her many bad names, and carried her to the Guard house a prisoner. BRODHEAD admitted to his transgression, but said that Harmen's wife had called his siter a whore, hence the quarrel.
See John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), p.55.

1666On 16 February 1666, Aldert Heymans ROOSA and his oldest son, Arie Albertsen ROOSA, were convicted with others in using arms in an illegal manner to awe, terrify, and suppress his Majesty's English Garrison at Esopus.
Bertha Jane Thomas Libby, GENEALOGY OF JANE ELIZABETH WHEELER THOMAS (1974), p.150.
1666Harmanus, son of Herman and Magdalene (DIRCKS) ROSENKRANS, was baptized 2 May 1666. Sponsor was Greetje HENDRICKS.
1666On 12 June 1666 Joost OBLINUS, Isacq VERNELJE (VERMILLYE), Glaude LaMETRE, and Nielis MATTYSEN were elected Overseers of the town of New Haarlem. Jan MONTAGNE was elected Secretary.
COURT MINUTES OF NEW AMSTERDAM, p.15,21,213,400.
1666Carel, son of Jan and Beertie (KIP) WANSHAER, was bapt. 4 July 1666. Witnesses were Johannes de la MONTAIGNE, Alof Stephenszen van COURTLANT and Annetje KIP.
1666Magdalena DEKKER, dau. of Jan Broerse and Heyletje (JACOBS) DECKER, was bapt. 3 Oct. 1666, at Kingston, N.Y. She married, 12 May 1687, at Knightfield, New York to Johannes WESTBROOK.
1666Isaac GREVERAAT, was appointed to a jury in New Amsterdam in June 1666.
COURT MINUTES OF NEW AMSTERDAM, p.15.
1666Hendrick SCHOONMAKER served as "schepen" four times between 1666 and 1671.
1667Beer was the common beverage in the Dutch Colony. "At vendues, or in making contracts or settlements, its presence was deemed indispensable to the proper transaction of the business. The magistrates when occupying the bench always had beer brought in, running up a score with the tapster at the public charge. Nor did the ordination of elders and deacons, or funeral solemnities, form an exception. At such times wine and other liquors, with pipes and tobacco, were also freely distributed. Families commonly laid in their beer by the quarter and half vat, or barrel. --- Much of the beer consumed here (in New Harlem) was brewed by Johannes VERMILYE, while the breweries of Daniel VERVEELEN, Isaac De FOREST, and Jacob KIP, at New York, were also patronized."
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.242.
1667Johannes VERMILYE, and Jan Gerritsen de VRIES van DALSEN each purchased lots in the village of Harlem in 1667. Jan Gerritsen married Grietie, dau. of Teunis CRAY, and was ancestor of the DOLSENS of Orange County. "The family was from Dalfsen or Dalsen, a village near Zwolle, in Overyssel, but Jan Gerritsen, by chance born in Fiesland, was distinguished as de Vries, the Friesan or Frieslander." His son, Teunis DOLSEN, married 28 August 1696, to Sarah VERMILYE, dau. of Johannes VERMILYE. Jan KIERSEN, married 8 Sept. 1685, to Gerritie, dau. of Capt. Jan Van DALSEN.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.236n,561,599-600,643.
1667Nicholas DUPUE and Catharine REYNARDS baptized a child, 16 Feb 1667. Witness was Susanna KARSON.

The wife of Nicholas DUPUE appears on the 1667-1675 baptism records of her children in the Dutch Reformed Church of N.Y.C. as "Catharina deVOS" and "Catharina REYNARDT." "Reynard" is the French and "Vos" is the Dutch for the English word "Fox."
Leroy Beck DePUY, DEPUY/DEPUE FAMILY HISTORY (1984), p.4;
"Dutch Systems in Family Naming," p.18, Reprint from the NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY (1953).

1667On 15 April 1667, Joost Van OBLINUS, Isaac VERMILYE, Jan La MONTAGNE, and others sent cattle for grazing with the new herder, Knoet Mourisse Van HOESEM.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.240.
1667Following the massacre of Wiltwyck, a military dictatorship descended upon the town; and a demonstration against the English conquerors which had been precipitated by the arrest and imprisonment of Cornelis Barentsen SLEGHT, schepen, brewer, and good friend of the innkeeper, Hendrick SCHOONMAKER, culminated in the Esopus Meeting of 1667.
Heidgerd, Ruth P., THE SCHOONMAKER FAMILY;
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.92-99.

In September 1665, soon after New Netherland had become a Province of Great Britain, the English Governor, Richard NICHOLLS, had visited Kingston and placed Captain Daniel BRODHEAD in command at that place. Owing to BRODHEAD's tyrannical conduct, and the many acts of oppression and cruelty by the English soldiers under his command, the inhabitants rose in open hostility in 1667, and in a petition to Governor NICHOLLS for redress, they set forth numerous deeds of cruelty by the soldiers; vis:

"Albert Heymans ROOSA, going with his plouw yron towards the SMITS, was assaulted by five souldrs. whoe wounded him very much, whereupon the souldiers said --?-- the sd. Albert Heymans going --?-- without any reason --?-- brought him to --?-- Imprisonment was most grievously --?-- wounded by Richard HAMER"

Governor NICHOLLS on 16 April 1667 appointed a Commission to inquire into their troubles, and in his letter of instructions, he says: "Albert Heymans and Anthony D. ELBA have spoken most malicious words, and I look upon them as great incendiaries and disaffected persons; if their words be proved they shall not be suffered to live in this government; if they have been actors in the late riot, pitch upon them two for ringleaders, and give order to inventory and secure their estates by the Schout and Commissaries." These troubles are called the "Mutiny at Esopus" in the histories of the time. The Commission appointed by Governor NICHOLLS sat at Esopus for three days. Captain BRODHEAD, admitting the truth of the charges against him was suspended from his command and he died three months afterwards, on 14 July 1667 at Esopus. Antony d'ELBA, Cornelis Barentsen SLEGHT, Albert Heymans ROOSA, and Albert ROOSA's son Ariaen, "were found guilty of a rebellious and mutinous riot, and were taken to New York for sentence. Lieutenant Hendrick SCHOONMAKER, who had also been arrested, was found to have acted under duress and was released. NICHOLS, by advice of his council on the 3rd of May, sentenced Albert Heymans ROOSA to be banished for life out of the government." This sentence of the burghers was subsequently modified, and he returned to Esopus.
Schoonmaker, Marius, THE HISTORY OF KINGSTON (1888), pp.52-57;
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.31, p.165.

1667Robert HOLLIS, on 18 July 1667, secured a patent for 26 acres of land in Brooklyn, having Jan MARTYN on the north and Jan DAMEN on the south, "with his housing and accommodation thereupon," which he had bought early that year form Jean MESUROLLE.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.302n.
1667Pieter, son of Philip CORSZEN and Geesje BORGHERS, was baptized 31 Aug 1667, in the DRC of NY. Witnesses were Pieter ALDRIES and Maria WESSELS.
1667On 6 September 1667, William MONTAGNE of Esopus, asked for a salary for acting as "fore-reader and fore singer" in the church in the absence of a regular pastor. He was granted a salary of 500 guilders.
OLDE ULSTER HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, v.2, p.272.
1667On 12 Oct. 1667, Jan Janszen van BREESTEDE and Tryntje JANS witnessed the baptism of Andries, child of Luykas ANDRIESZEN and Aefje LAURENS.
Hood, Dellman O. THE TUNIS HOOD FAMILY (Portland, Oregon 1960), pp.12-20, passim.
1668William De La MONTAGNE held the office of Voorleser and secretary at Esopus from 1668 to 1678.
1668On 12 June 1668, Joost Van OBLINUS, Isaac VERMILYE, Glaude DELAMATER and Nelis MATTHYSSEN were elected as overseers at New Harlem, from a double nomination by the people; while Jan La MONTAGNE was again made secretary, in which office he had not acted since 1664.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.228-229.
1668Sara, daughter of Pieter Van AKEN and Janneke de PLEKKERE, was baptized 2 September 1668, at Nieuwvliet, Zeeland, Holland. Sponsors were Ynghel SCHRIJVER and Francois de PLEKKER. The house of Pieter Van AKEN was "at Nieuwvliet at Sint Pieter at the Calsije."
VAN AKEN NEWSLETTER (15 May 1989), v.6, p.18.
1668Johannes, son of Philip COURS and Aachtie BORGERS, was baptized 16 Sep 1668, in the DRC of NY. Witness was Annetie JANS.
1669"On 12 Jan. 1668/69 Johannes PROVOOST conveyed land at Claverack, N.Y., to his mother. [This is a new place to look for information about Agniet Gillis Ten Waert, since we don't know how long she lived nor where she died.]"
Harriet Holcombe, "The Provoost Family," Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne Newsletter (Spring 1985), v.3, p.203-207.
1669On 6 February 1669, Pieter van AKEN was appointed guardian of the children of Francoise de PLEKKERE, widow to Alder JANSE, his sister-in-law.
1669A list of leases to the Manor of Fordham before 1 May 1669, includes the names of Jan PIETERSEN BUYS, Aert PIETERSEN BUYS, and Hendrick KEIRSEN.
Harry Melick, THE MANOR OF FORDHAM, p.57,58n.
1669Among those who took the oath of allegiance in the County of Ulster, 1 September 1669, were: Abraham duBOIS, Thomas QUICK, Cornelis SLECHT, Jan ELTING, Jan VanVLIET, Jacob VanETTEN, Jan VanETTEN his son, Roeloff SWARTWOUT, Tomas SWARTWOUT, Benjamin PROVOOST, Louis DuBOIS, Johannes WESTBROECK, Jan Broersen DEKKER, Arrie ROOS, and Evert PELS.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.31, p.236.
1669Governor Francis LOVELACE restored Albert Heymensen ROOSA to favor, and on 16 Sept. 1669 appointed him and Louis DuBOIS two of the Overseers for Hurley, called New Dorp or New Village. The records state that in 1669 "Albert Heymensen peticond to sett up a Brewhouse and Tanffatts in Hurley," and an order was made granting permission.
1669The names of Albert Heymens ROOSA, Arien Albertson ROOSA, Jacob Jansen VanETTEN, Jan Jansen VanETTEN, Tho. QUICK, Roeloff SWARTWOUT, Mattys BLANCHAN, Louys DuBOIS, and others, appear on a petition to Sir Edmund ANDROS, Governor of New York, praying that he would assist them in procuring a minister for Esopus "that can preache bothe English and Dutche, wch. will bee most fitting for this place, it being in its Minority."
Kregier, Martin, DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Vol.3, p.965;
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.31, p235.
1670Albert Heymanse ROOSA was a Sergeant in Capt. Henry PAWLINGS's company on 5 April 1670 at the military rendezvous held at Marbletown. His son Arie ROOSA was a private in the same Company. And in 1673 Albert ROOSA was Captain of a company recruited from Hurley and Marbletown.
SECOND ANNUAL REPORT of the STATE HISTORIAN of NEW YORK, pp.185,191, 198-207, 266,276, 285-298, 378-379, 384,427.
1670Jan Albertse ROOSA served on the muster roll in Hurley, New York 5 April 1670.
1670Jan Albertse ROOSA, son of Albert Heymanse ROOSA, married, ca.1670, to Helligoud Williams van BUREN.
1670Dr. Roeloff KIERSTED married, 1670, to Aaghe ROOSA, born 1651, daughter of Albert Heymanse and Wyntje (ARIENS) ROOSA.
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), p.482.
1670cWasrnaar HORNBEEK;, one of the early settlers of Ulster County, was the father of eighteen children by two wives. His first wife was Anna, daughter of Anthony de HOOGES and Eva Albertse BRATT. His second wife was Grietje TYSSEN.
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), p.31.
1670Jooste OBLINUS was elected Overseer of the Town of Haerlem in 1670 "in the place of Kier WOLTERS, who has gone away since the last election."
COURT MINUTES OF NEW AMSTERDAM, p.213.
1670Johannes VERMILYE (1632-1696), son of Isaac and Jacomina (JACOBS) VERMEILLE, married 27 August 1670, at New York City to Aeltie WALDRON (1651-1734), dau. of Resolved WALDRON and Rebecca HENDRICKS. (Resolved WALDRON was the son of Resolved WALDRON & Maria GOVERTS. Rebecca Hendricks was the daughter of Hendrick KOCH.)
"The Waldron Family," Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne Newsletter (Spring 1985), v.3, p.215-216;
James Riker, HISTORY OF HARLEM (1881), pp.554-567, also revised edition printed (1904), 3pp.691-775.
1670"Niclis duPuy deft" was ordered to pay "108 fl in zewant," in a court held 27 September 1670. A year later a "note" to a decision of Mayor's Court for 15 Aug. 1671 showed "Nicolaes dupuie entered...bail..." for the payment of a sentence relating to a fellow countryman, this time for 60 guilders.
Berthold Fernow, THE RECORDS OF NEW AMSTERDAM, v.VI, p.316..
1670Anthony DeCHENE was a resident of Staten Island before 1700.
1671On 16 April 1671, Nicholas DUPUI was given a patent for 480 acres at Averstrow along the Menisakoungue Creek in New Jersey.
CALENDAR OF NEW JERSEY RECORDS, EAST JERSEY, Liber No.1, p.17;
Leroy Beck DePUY, DEPUY/DEPUE FAMILY HISTORY (1984), p.5.
1671Heer Isaac GREVENRAEDT, a New York Merchant, had been installed in the Kingston schout's office so that he might keep an eye on river traffic and spot dodgers of the city of New York's tax on commerce. He conducted the prosecution of a charge of slander brought by Cornelius WYNCOOP against Harman Hendricks ROSECRANS in May of 1671.
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.152-153.
1671Fietje (Henry) DEKKER, son of Jan Broerse and Heyletje (JACOBS) DECKER, was bapt. 18 June 1671.
1671Hermanus DECKER, son of Jan Gerretsen and Grietjen Hendricks (WESTECAMP) DECKER, was bapt. 1671, in New York. He married, 1695, Rachel de la MONTAGNE.
1672Hendrick, son of Joost Van OBLINIS and Mayken SIMONS, was baptized 10 February 1672, in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York. Witnesses were Hendrick KIERSEN and Rutger WALDRON.
1672In July 1672, Teunis CRAY received f. 6 for "fare" for transporting the dominie (preacher) of the church at Harlem.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.282,288.
1672Larens JANSEN, youngest son of Jan BASTIAENSEN (whose two elder sons bore the name of KORTRIGHT), married, 1672, to Mary ROOSA, daughter of Albert Heymans ROOSA of Esopus. Their descendants took the surname LOW. Their son, Jan, married, 20 June 1707, to Jannetie CORSEN, dau. of Jan and Metje (CRAY) CORSZEN. They settled at Somerset Co., New Jersey.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), pp.259n,579-591.
1673Albert Heymans ROOSA was confirmed in 1673, as one of the officers at Esopus by Governor Anthony COLVE, and described as "Captain Albert Heymans, who had been prominent in the riot of 1667."
1673Abraham WAGE, widower of Catelijntje SERGEANTS, was married 31 May 1673 at Groede to Gryttien (Margareta) Van AKEN, widow of Pieter de CALUWE.
VAN AKEN NEWSLETTER (15 May 1989), v.6, p.17.
1673Nicholas DUPUY was a militiaman in 1673.
1673Johannes DeFOREST married, 8 June 1673, to Susanna VERLET.
1673Willem de la MONTAGNE, son of Johannes and Rachel (deFOREST) de la MONTAGNE, married, 1673, Eleanor de HOOGES, dau. of Anthony and Eve Albertse (BRATT) de HOOGES. The original La MONTAGNE farm (called Vredendal, or the Valley of Peace) was situated on New York Island, east of Eighth Avenue, and north of Ninety-third st., whence it extended to the Haarlem River. William and Eleanor (De HOOGES) De La MONTAGNE had children: Rachel, born 1674, married Harman DECKER; Johanna, 1676; William, 1678; Maria, 1680, married Nicholas WESTFALL; Johannes, 1682; Jesse, 1684; Eve, 1686, married Derick KROM; and Catharine, 1688, married John BEVIER.
Daughters of the American Colonists, LINEAGE BOOK, vol.XII, pp.226-228, #11643;
OLDE ULSTER HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, v.5, pp.240-245;
E. B. O'Callaghan, HISTORY OF NEW NETHERLAND, v.I, p.186n, v.II, p.21n;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), Appendix, p.785.
1673William De La MONTAGNE, in 1673, drew 300 guilders from the Orphan Chamber, at Leyden; to obtain which he chose as guardians his cousins, PANHUYSEN and Du TOICT, the sons-in-law of Gerard De FOREST.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), Appendix, p.785.
1673Jan BROERSEN (DECKER) was nominated magistrate at Horly and Marble; and the Governor accordingly notified the inhabitants of the appointment in a letter of 6 October 1673. Besides being magistrate BROERSEN was also lieutenant of the militia.
Elinor Randlemon, OURS - THEN AND NOW, pp.48-54,62-64;
OLDE ULSTER, (1906), v.2.
1673On 25 Oct 1673, the following marriage is recorded in the Dutch Reformed Church of New Amsterdam: "Jan CORSZEN j.m. (young man not before married) van (from) Recife in Braziel en Metje THEUNIS j.d. (young woman not before married) van N. Orangien." Prior to this marriage, Jan CORSZEN was a Mariner in the employ of the Dutch West India Company, and more than likely traveled between the colonies of New Amsterdam, Pernamuco, Brazil and Recife, Brazil. The Brazilian colonies were under the authority of the Dutch West India Company from about 1630 until 1654. Following his marriage, he is recorded as Steward for the Burgomaster, in which capacity he issued the provisions for the Garrison. His home at that time was in part of Bever Street between Williams and Broadway, once called "Smith Street Lane". His wife, Metje CRAEY was the daughter of Theunis and Hester CRAEY. She was baptized in the DRC of New Amsterdam, 12 Jun 1650. They had nine children.
Orville Corson, THREE HUNDRED YEARS with the CORSON FAMILIES, v.1, p.8-16.
Valentine's HISTORY OF NEW YORK, p.319,330.
Francis E. Woodruff, THE COURSENS OF SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, passim;
NIAGARA FRONTIER MAGAZINE, v.IV,pp.80-81.
1673Ryck ABRAHAMSZEN (van LENT) baptized children in New York City during the period 1673 through 1687.
1674Nicholas DUPUIS, in 1674, was named in a list of the wealthiest citizens and was taxed 600 Florins. The family lived in DeMarkevelt in the rear of the Produce Exchange, according to Hoff, writing in 1939.
Leroy Beck DePUY, DEPUY/DEPUE FAMILY HISTORY (1984), p.5;
Wannetta Roseberry Hoff, HISTORY OF THE DEPUI FAMILY (1939), pp.1-2.
1674Margrietie, dau. of Jan CORSZEN and Metje Theunis CRAY was baptized 15 July 1674, in the DRC of NA. Witnesses were Theunis CRAEY and Geertie TEUNIS. Margrietie married (1st) Jacob VANDERSCHUEREN and (2nd) 12 July 1695, Joseph SMITH of Burmuda and New York, bpt. 16 July 1674 DRC of NY, son of John and Elizabeth (STOWE) SMITH.
SEVERSMITH - SMITH GENEALOGY, p.22-23.
1675On 11 January 1675, Joost van OBLINUS, Isaac VERMEILLE, Resolved WALDRON, Jan DYCKMAN, Maria MONTAGNE, et.al., promised support for Vander VIN, parish clerk and schoolmaster.
1675On 16 May 1675, Barent COURS, w.d van (widower of) Annetje JANS, en (married) Christina WESSELS, j.d. (young maiden) Van Dordrecht, beyde wonende alhier".
NY.GEN.BIOG.REC., v.6,p.191.
1675Maria, daughter of Joost Van OBLINIS and Mayken SIMONS, was baptized 14 July 1675, in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York. Sponsors were Coenraedt HENDRICKZEN and Eva LIPKEN.
1675Jan CORSSEN was on the Dutch Reformed Church membership list, 2 Sep 1675.
NY.GEN.BIOG.REC. v.9,p.147.
1675Isaac KIP married second, 26 Sept. 1675, at New Harlem, to Maria VERMILYEA, b. 2 August 1629, widow of John de La MONTAGUE, and dau. of Isaac VERMILLE.
BOSTON TRANSCRIPT (4/3/61), #C5222;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.351n.
1675Jacques DuCHESNE was the "intendant" in New France, 1675-1680.
AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, Vol.12, pp.19,22-24, 31, 37.
1676Jon COURSEN is on the New York Tax City tax list, 10 Nov 1676.
NY.GEN.BIOG.REC., v.2,p.37.
1676Kors, son of Jan CORSZEN and Metje CRAY was baptized, 10 May 1676, in the DRC of NA. Jan deVRIES and Tryntje VanCAMPEN were witnesses. (Note that a Tryntje VanCAMPEN had married, 1619, to Jan CORSSE or Jan CORSSEN.)
See Woodruff, p.1;
Clute, p.359;
Percival Ullman, pp.15-17.
1676Harman ROSECRANS, in July 1676, added to his properties "a certain small island" in the Great (Esopus) Kill which had formerly been "possessed by Juffer De LAET" and was now Subveryn Ten Houdt's. Then Harman became a party to the agreement for construction of a high bridge over the stream, with the cost shared proportionately to acreage served.
1676Isaac VERMEILLE witnessed the will of Aert Pietersen BUYS and wife Jenneke Cornelis, of Fordham on 29 August 1676.
1679Claes CARSTENSEN (1607c.-1679) married Hilletje HENDRICKS; and he died, 1679, at the house of Johannes VERMELJE. It appears that he left no relatives. This same Claes CARSTENSEN had, in 1647, sold land on the west side of the North River in New Jersey to Jan VINJE.
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.51-53;
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.360.
1676In 1676 and occasionally during the following seven years, Nicholas DUPUY is found at Kingston, N.Y. where he is mentioned among the court records as being engaged in the fish packing business.
Frank J. Conkling, in THE NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD, v.32, p.79.
1677Nicholas DUPUY was a resident of New Utricht, Long Island in 1677.
1677Teunis CRAY died in 1677.
1677From 1667 until 1677, Harman ROSENCRANS and his wife Magdalena were involved in a number of petty arguments and lawsuits involving their neighbors Thomas CHAMBERS, Henry PAWLING, Hendrick SCHOONMAKER, and Jan JANSEN of Amersfoort and his wife.

In March of 1677, Henry PAWLING charged Magdalena (DIRCKS) ROSECRANS and her son-in-law, Leendert COOL, with slandering him by referring to him as a "Knave" in the course of their gossiping. There followed a bitter court fight in which there were many accusations and recriminations on both sides, involving PAWLING, the ROSECRANS, Tjerck De WITT, Louys DuBOIS, Sarah ROELOFFS, and others.
See NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RECORD, v.90, pp.94-102,149-164.

1677The signature of Hendrick Jochemsz (SCHOONMAKER) appears as a witness to the Indian Deed of 15 September 1677, to the lands at New Paltz, New York.
1677"Appeared before me Robert Livingston, secretary etc., and in presence of the honorable Messieurs Philip Schuyler and Dirck Wessells, commissaries etc., Albert Andriese Bratt, who acknowledged that he is well and truly indebted and in arrears to Mr. Nicolaus Van Renselaer, director of colony of Renselaerswyck, in the sum of 3,956 gulders, as appears by the books of the colony of Renselaerswyck, growing out of the part rent for the mill and land; which aforesaid 3,956 guilders the mortgagor, to the aforenamed Mr. Director or to his successors, promise to pay --- pledging therefore, specially, the produce of his orchard, standing behind the house which the mortgagor now possesses, from which produce of the orchard he promises to pay in rent during life twenty guilders in patroon's money in apples, etc. ---

"Done in Albany, without craft or guile, on the 30th of October, 1677.
"Albert Andriess Brat
"Philip Schuyler
"Dirck Wessels
"Acknowledged before me, Robert Livinstone, Secr."
John O. Evjen, SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK (1916), pp.29-30;

1677cMichiel PARMENTIER married, ca.1677, to Neeltie DAMEN, daughter of John DAMEN of Brooklyn, by whom he had issue: Peter, born 1680, married Sarah Van KLEEK, 1702, and Helena Vandern BOGERT, 1714; John, born 1682; Antoinette, born 1684, married Barent Van KLEEK; Michael, born 1687, married Maria TITSOORT, 1717; Neeltie, born 1690, married Myndert BOGERT; Damen, born 1694; Elizabeth, born 1699, and Johanna, born 1702. Damen PARMENTIER and younger members of the family were still occupying the paternal lands in "Poughkeepsie Precinct," in 1770, under the name PALMATIER.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.447n.
1678Tryntje, dau. of Jan CORSZEN and Metje THEUNIS CRAY was baptized, 9 Jan 1678, in the DRC of NA. Witnesses were Hendrick JILLESZEN and Marratie vanHOBOOKEN. Tryntje married, 3 Jan 1702, to Johan ROUTIER.
1678Heyletje (JACOBS) DECKER, wife of Jan Broerse DECKER, died at Shawangunk (Shongum), New York in 1678. He married 2nd on, 14 December 1679, to her sister, Willemtje JACOBS, widow of Albert GERRETSEN and Jan CORELISSEN.
1678cMoses, youngest son of Nicholas DEPUY and Catryntje de VOS, married Maritje WYNCOOP, daughter of Cornelis WYNKOOP and Maria Janse LANGENDYCK, and took up a large tract of land in the vicinity of Rochester, Ulster County, New York. There is a tradition that Moses DEPUY was about to set sail in command of a ship, and pending the loading of the vessel he visited Kingston and met Miss Maria WYNKOOP, fell in love at first sight, abandoned his contemplated voyage, and courted and married her. Moses and Maria (WYNCOOP) DEPUY were the parents of Nicholas DEPUY. Nicholas DEPUY, son of Moses, was the pioneer settler in Smithfield, Monroe County, Pennsylvania where he bought, in 1725, 3000 acres of land from the Indians.
YESTERYEARS QUARTERLY MAGAZINE, v.6, no.21 (Sept 1962), p.20;
YESTERYEARS v.19, pp.26-27, v.;
YEAR BOOK of the HOLLAND SOCIETY of NEW YORK (1902), p.22;
THE SECOND BOAT, v.4, p.91;
HUGUENOT SOCIETY of NEW JERSEY, pp.48-49; BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, p.103;
W. A. Eardeley, ANCESTRY OF CHAUNCEY DEPEW, p.3;
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), pp.476-477,495;
Orra Eugene Monnette, FIRST SETTLERS OF PISCATAWAY AND WOODBRIDGE (1930), p.489;
Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, DUTCH HOUSES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY (1929), p.190-193;
ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. PROBATE RECORDS (in office of Surrogate, Kingston), v.I, p.32, Abstracts and Translations by Gustave Anjou.
1678Josina, daughter of Joost Van OBLINIS and Mayken SAMUELS, was baptized 21 Aug. 1678, in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York. Sponsors were Thymen Van BORSUM and Grietie FOCKENS.
1678John de LA MONTAGNE (1655-1730), married, 4 Sept 1678, Annetje WALDRON. They had a daughter Pieternella, bapt. 7 April 1683, who married 28 Oct. 1709, to Jacob BROUWER.
Theo. L. Van Norden, THE VAN NORDEN FAMILY (1923), pp.65-67.
1679Benjamin PROVOST was named in treaty of peace with the Indians at Kingston, 11 Feb. 1679.
1679Albert Heymans ROOSA died at Hurley on 27 February 1679.
Eva Alice Scott, JACOBUS JANSEN VAN ETTEN (1952), p.133.
1679Jochem Hendrix SCHOONMAKER (1655-1730) married first, 31 Aug 1679, to Pieternelletie SLECHT, dau. of Cornelius Barentsen SLEGHT and Tryntje Tysen BOS. They had children: Cornelius m. 1711 Engeltjen ROOSA; Hendrick m. 1704 Heyltje DEKKER; Tryntje m. 1704 Jacobus BRUYN; Elsie m. 1706 Joseph HASBROECK; and Jocomyna m. 1726 Johannes MILLER.
Blair, William T., THE MICHAEL SHOEMAKER BOOK (1924), PP.791-793;
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), pp.487-489.
1679Pieter CORSZ, married 19 Oct 1679, to Catherine VanderBEEK, widow of Dan RICHAUCO. DRC of Flatbush, LI, NY. Pieter was bpt. 15 Mar 1651, in New Amsterdam, the son of Cors PIETERSSZEN and Tryntje HENDRICKS.
1679Matthew TEN EYCK, born 1658, son of Coenraedt and Maria (BOELE) TEN EYCK, married 25 Oct. 1679, to Anneke, daughter of Albert Heymans and Wyntje (ARIENS) ROOSA.
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), p.490.
1679In 1679, Jan Louwe BOGERT brought suit against Joost van OBLINUS, regarding a piece of salt meadow at Hoorn's Hook, which OBLINUS (in behalf of his son Peter, still a minor) claimed as belonging to the lot laid out to Peter on 6 August 1677. On 4 December 1679, the court divided the land between the two litigants.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), pp.361-362.
1679Cornelis Van AKEN, of Cadzand, Holland, married before 1680, to Jolyntje VAS. They baptized a son Cornelis, 29 Oct. 1680 at Cadzand; sponsors were Jacob COPPENER and Jan JACOBS. A daughter, Pieternelleken Van AKEN was baptized, 21 February 1682 at Cadzand; sponsors were Marinus Van AKEN and Pryntje RENTS.
VAN AKEN NEWSLETTER (15 May 1989), v.6, pp.15-18.
1679"Two travelers, DANKERS and SLUYTER, in 1679, visited Catelina (TRICO) RAPALYE, who lived in Brooklyn in a little house by herself, "with a garden and other conveniences," and evidently regarded her as a distinguished historical personage. Her progeny numbered 150."
Henry G. Bayer, THE BELGIANS: FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW YORK (1925), pp.167-170;
MEMOIRS OF THE LONG ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, v.I.
1679Jan Broerse (DECKER) first used the name of "DECKER" about 1679. He married second, 24 December 1679, to Mrs. Willemtje JACOBS, widow, who had been married to Albert GERITSEN and to Jan CORNELISSEN, a Swede from Goteborg. He had no children by this second marriage.
1679Albert Gysbert VanGORDEN married, about 1679, to Rachel ROSENKRANS, dau. of Harmon Hendrick and Magdelena (DIRCKS) ROSENKRANS. They had children: Albert Gysbert m. 1704 Jannetjen VanVREDENBURG; Harmon; Pieter m. 174 Margaret DECKER; Magdalena m. Jan VanKAMPEN, Jr.; Gysbert m. Arreantje deLANGE; Herman m. Elsje KODDEBEK; Hendrick m. (1)Maretje MIDDOG, m. (2)Elenora DECKER; Sara m. (1) Leendert KOOL, m. (2) Peter ROOT; Christiana m. Jacob VANDERMERKER; and Alexander.
See Daughters of the American Colonists, LINEAGE BOOK, vol.XII, pp.226-228, #11643; v.XIII, p.361-364, #12854;
Virkus THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY.
1680Jean CASIER, baker, of Staten Island, son of Philippe and Maria (TAINE) CASIER, married 1680, to Elizabeth DAMEN, daughter of John DAMEN of Brooklyn.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.198n.
1680According to a deed dated, 22 February 1680, at Nieuwvliet, Holland, Pieter VERSCHOOR (merchant at Flushing) admits to owing 200 Corolus Guilders to two of the children of Pieter Van AKEN and Janneke de PLEKKERE. One of the children, Janneke Van AKEN (being of age herself) declares having recieved her half part. Guardian of the children of Pieter Van HAKEN is Claes VERWEE.
VAN AKEN NEWSLETTER (15 May 1989), v.6, p.18.
1680cHendrick ABRAHAMSZEN, son of Abraham RYCKEN, married, ca.1680, to Catryn JANS. They had five children baptized in N.Y.C. between 1681 and 1692.
1680Theunis CORSI, son of Jan and Metje (CRAY) CORSZEN was baptized, 14 Apr 1780, in the DRC of NA. Jan VINCENT and Geertie THEUNIS were witnesses. Theunis CORSI married, 8 May 1702, Josyntje vanOBLINIS.
1680On 20 November 1680, at Nieuwvliet, Zeeland, Holland, Janneke de PLECKERE, widow to Pieter Van AECKEN had the "house at Nieuwvliet at the Calsije" dedicated to Pieter VERSCHOOR at Flushing; the house was situated next to the one of the schoolmaster, Jacob AILLE (He was sponsor at baptism of a child of Andries Van de VERE and Pieternelleke Van AKEN in 1693, at Nieuwvliet.). The widow Van AKEN de PLECKERE then lived at Middleburg.
VAN AKEN NEWSLETTER (15 May 1989), v.6, p.18.
1681Under the date of 19 January 1681, a document signed by five Indians states: "This day all the Indians have acknowledged that the land called Easineh, which Kentkamin has given to Harmen Hendricksen and Hendricus BECKMAN, shall belong to them and they may dispose of it at their pleasure." This and other papers were received in
Court of Sessions of Sarah ROSENKRANZ, 3 October 1732.
1681Hendrick Jochemsen (SCHOONMAKER) and his wife, Elsje Jansen, made a joint will on 4 March 1681/2, at Kingston, N.Y. They named "wife's two children from a former marriage, vis: Janetje and Sytje"; Jochem Hendrix; Eghbert Hendrix; Engleltje Hendrix; Hendrick Hendrix; and Pieter Adriansen "who in everything shall share as much and as well as the others without exception because his share of his father has remained in the estate and has improved the estate." This will was witnessed by Wessel TenBROECK and Wm. D. MEYER.
1682Tryntje Van CAMPEN, widow of Thunis CRAY, died in 1682 after she deeded her house to the trustees of the Dutch Church.
1682An audit of costs incurred in building a town house for the town of Harlem, 14 February 1682, included the following:

To Joost Van OBLINUS, one lb. nails delivered....
To Johannes VERMILJE, Beer, Wine and rum, etc....
To Nicholas BAYARD for services, old account....
etc.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), pp.371-372.

1682On 16 Mar 1682 a Land Warrant was given unto David CORSEY for 300 acres in Deale County (now Sussex Co.) Delaware near the site of the original colony founded by David Pietersen deVRIES and Arendt CORSSE in the 1630's.
C.H.B. Turner, SOME RECORDS of SUSSEX COUNTY DELEWARE (1909), p.71.
1682Isaac VERMILYE (1682-1767), son of Johannes and Aeltie (WALDRON) VERMILYE, was baptized 1 April 1682. He married, 16 Jan. 1707, Josyntje Van OBLINIS, widow of Theunis COURSEN, and dau. of Joost Van OBLINUS, Jr. and Maria SAMMIS.
1682Geertruyd, dau. of Jan CORSZEN and Metje CRAY, was baptized, 12 Aug 1682, in the DRC of NA. Witnesses were Hendrick KERMER and Gertie HENDRIX. Geertruyd CORSZEN married, 14 Sep 1704, to Chrostoffel CHRISTIANSE.
1682William PEARSON married Grietje KIERSEN about 1682.
NY.GEN.BIOG.REC., v.7,p.51.
1682Nicholas, son of Moses and Maria (WYNKOOP) DUPUIS, was baptized at Rochester, Ulster Co., New York, 3 December 1682. He married Wyntje ROOSA.
William T. Blair, THE MICHAEL SHOEMAKER BOOK (1924), p.794.
1683Cornelius COURSEN deeded land in New Jersey between 1683 and 1687 to John WHITE (A:142 & A:361), Peter VANNESS (D:104) and Henrick COURSEN also referred to as Henry COURSEY of Rareton, Middlesex Co., NJ (D:105).
1683The marriage record of Marinus VanAKEN and Pieternelle De PRE is recorded in the archives of Zeeland, Holland as follows: "Marinus VanAKEN (and) Pieternelle Des PRES, Anno 1683 den 20 Maert." Marinus Van AKEN was widower of Prijntje PRENTS or RENTS at the time. Witnesses were: Cornelis Van AKEN, his wife Jolyntje VAS, Lourijs VERSTRATE, and Grietje ANTHEUNIS.
VAN AKEN NEWSLETTER (15 May 1989), v.6, p.17.
1683Marinus VanAKIN, son of Pieter Van ECKE, married 20 March 1683, at Zeeland Holland, to Pietternelle de PRE, dau. of Jan and Margaret (CROMARTIE) DePRE. They had children: Pieter VanAKEN married Russe DAME; Sara m. Niclause WESTVAAL; Cornelis m. Sarah WESTBROEK;; Catrina m. Cornelis dePUE; Rachel m. William DEKKER; Neeltje m. (1) Jan EMMANS, m. (2) Edward ROBBERTSZ; Abraham m. Jannetje DEWIT; and Isaac VanAKEN m. Rachel DEWIT.
Beers, J. H. & Co., BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA (1909), p.218-220;
Virkus, THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY; CHURCH LIFE (May-June 1896);
OLDE ULSTER HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, vol. 4, 5, and 6, passim.
1683Grietje, dau. of Jan FOCK and Engeltje BREESTEDE, was baptized 3 April 1683, at the Kingston Dutch Reformed Church. Sponsors were Luykas ANDRIESZEN and Jannetje BREESTEDE.
1683Hendrick SCHOONMAKER, son of Jochom Henderixen and Pieternella (SLECHT) SCHOONMAKER, was baptized 17 August 1683, at Kingston, New York. He married Heyltie Gerritse DEKKER.
1683Jan ROOSA was granted 50 acres of woodland in Ulster Co., New York on 3 December 1683.
OLDE ULSTER HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, v.3, p.175.
1684Elsie SCHOONMAKER, widow of Hendrick Jochemsz SCHOONMAKER, married third (bns.) 26 Sept. 1684, to Cornelis Barentsen SLEGHT, widower of Tryntje Tyssen BOS. A witness was Jan ELTINGE.

On 8 October 1684, in a prenuptial marriage contract, "Elsje Jans, having the greatest affection for her children, gives all her possessions after her death to Jochem, Eghbert, Hendrick Engeltje Hendrix and Pieter Adriaens." Engeltje Hendrix, wife of Nicolaes ANTHONY, is to inherit her share, that is, her grandmother's small closet, 2 pewter saucers, and a cow. Witnesses were Yan STOL and Jan VanVLIEDT. An inventory on the estate of Cornelis BArentsen SLEGHT, a house and brewery, an orchard, hop-garden, 3 Morgens of land across the Great Bridge, household furniture, described. "The money in Holland shall be inherited by the children. --- The heirs of the deceased Tryntie Tysen BOS, in love and friendship with our father, Cornelis Barentsen SLEGHT, have agreed to divide their mother's property in the following way: Cornelis Barentsen SLECHT to retain the amount, 75- Sch. of wheat, paying therefore 5% interest per annum, for which purpose he mortgages his real property, consisting of 3 morgens of land opposite the great bridge, house, orchard, brewery, and hop garden. The entire property shall be inherited by Hendrick, Jocomyntie, Mattys, Pietronella SLECHT, at his death, except the 200 sc. wheat to Elsje Jans, Cornelis Barentsen's second wife. Signed Cornelis SLECHT and Jan ELTING; witnessed by Mattys SLECHT and Jochem Hendricksen.

1684cMattys SLECHT, son of Cornelius Barentsen SLECHT and Tryntje Tyssen BOS, married, ca.1684, to Mary Magdalena CRISPELL, bapt. 12 Feb. 1662, dau. of Anthony and Maria (BLANSHAN) CRISPELL.
Bertha Jane Thomas Libby, GENEALOGY OF JANE ELIZABETH WHEELER THOMAS (1974), p.158.
1684Pieternelle Van AKEN, coming from Groede, betrothed in Nieuwvliet, Holland, on 21 October 1684, to Andries van der VERE, from Cadzand. They married in Nieuwvliet on 12 November 1684. They had children baptized at Nieuwvliet between 1689 and 1697. Witnesses at these baptisms were: Guiljaem DUYK and Magdelena van der LINDEN; Jacob AILLIE and Cornelia TOBIAS; and Clays LOYSEN and Dijntje TRAS.
VAN AKEN NEWSLETTER (15 May 1989), v.6, p.18.
1684Vincent La MONTAGNE, the eldest son of John and Petronella (PICKOLL) MONTAGNE, was born 22 April 1657, and died 26 May 1773, at the advanced age of one hundred and sixteen years. He married Ariantje JANS in 1684.
1684cPeter Van AKEN is said to have emigrated from Holland to New Netherland and settled in what is now the town of Esopus in the latter part of the seventeenth century and to have been the father of sons named: Gideon, Marinus, Peter and John.
Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, DUTCH HOUSES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY (1929), pp.229-230.
1684Pieter VANGORDON, son of Albert Gysbert and Rachel (ROSENCRANS) VANGORDON, was baptized 1 Nov 1684 in the DRC of Kingston, NY.
1685Jacob CAUDEBEC was a countryman of Peter GUMAER and came with him to America. "They first landed in Maryland, and being short of funds, labored for a time till they procured the wherewithal to enable them to emigrate to Southern New York, where they settled at Minisink." They had met the SWARTWOUT brothers in Maryland and accompanied them to Minisink.
Charles E. Stickney, A HISTORY OF THE MINISINK REGION (1867), pp.132-134;
Harry T. Gumaer, A MINISINK FRAGMENT (1981), p.4-10.
1685On 28 January 1685, Joost OBLINUS, Johannes VERMELJE, and Jan DELAMETER were "appointed and sworn Commissioners for Harlem, for the year ensuing"; and Jan TIBOUT, by birth a Fleming, and late schoolmaster at Flatbush, was made Clerk for the same term.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.393.
1685Josyntje, dau. of Joost Van OBLINUS, Jr., and Mayken CAMMOIS (Maria SAMMIS), was baptized 19 Feb 1685, in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York. Sponsors were Thymmon Van BURSOM and Grietje FOCKENS. Joost OBLINIS was a Schepen in the Village of New Haarlem in New Amsterdam.
1685Gerret Jansen DECKER, son of Jan Gerretsen and Grietjen Hendricks (WESTECAMP) DECKER, married first, 1685, Grietjen Jans DECKER, dau. of Lieut. Jans Broersen DECKER and Hiltje Jacobs. They had children Heltje DECKER m.1704, Hendrick SCHOONMAKER; Jan Gerretsen DECKER m.(1) 1711 Barbara DeWITT, m.(2) Margaret (KLINE) ACKERLI, removed to Hampshire County, (W)Virginia; Grietje DECKER m.1713 Thomas QUICK; and Ariantje DECKER m.1719, Tjerk DeWITT.
Decker, Benton Weaver, THE DECKER GENEALOGY (1980);
Elinor Randlemon, OURS - THEN AND NOW, pp.48-54,62-64;
OLDE ULSTER, (1906), v.2, pp244-246.
1685Wyntje ALLARD, widow of Albert Heymans ROOSA, secured a grant of 320 acres at Hurley in 1685.
1685Pieter VanAKIN, son of Marinus and Pieternella (DePREZ) VanAKIN, was bapt. 11 Oct 1685, at Kingston, New York. He married Russe DAMEN.
1685Nicholas DUPUIS made his will, 13 Oct. 1685. It was written in Dutch and was proved 14 July 1690. He gave to his wife, Catalyna, the use of all his property during her lifetime and provided that after her death it should be divided between his four children, Jan, Moses, Susannah and Nicholas.
William T. Blair, THE MICHAEL SHOEMAKER BOOK (1924), p.794.
1685
In the DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF NEW YORK, III, p.49-51, are two depositions made in 1685 and 1688 by Catelina (TRICO) RAPALJE, one of the company of thirty Walloon families who were transported to New Netherlands, 1623, in "De Eendraght" by Skipper Cornelis Jacobsz MAY or MEY. Captain Arien JORIS was second in command. Catelina TRICO gives an interesting account regarding the distribution of the Immigrants to the Connecticut River (two men and six families), Delaware River (two men and six families), and Manhattan (eight men), and concerning her voyage with the remainder (about eighteen families) up to Fort Orange (Albany) where she lived three years, "all of which time the Indians were all quiet as lambs."
J. Franklin Jameson, NARRATIVES OF NEW NETHERLANDS (1909), p.75n;
Henry G. Bayer, THE BELGIANS: FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW YORK (1925), pp.167-170,200,211, 259-262..
1686On 15 Jan 1686, in the Dutch Church of NY "Hendrick BAELENSZEN, j.m. van N. Yorck, en (married) Anneken COURS, j.d. als boven, beyde woodende alhier."
1686Peter UZILLE of Staten Island, son of David and Maria (CASIER), married 6 April 1686, to Cornelia DAMEN of the Wallabout, a sister of Mrs. Jean CASIER.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.200n.
1686Albert ANDRIESSEN BRADT died 7 June 1686.
1686Heltje Gerritse DECKER (1686-1773), dau. of Garret Jansen and Grietjen Jans DECKER, was baptized 1686, at Kingston. She married, 1704, to Hendrick SCHOONMAKER.
1686Nicolaes DUPUY and Catalyntie deVOS appear as witnesses to the baptism of Nicolaes, son of Francois DUPUY and Gertie WILLEMS, 17 Oct. 1686 in the Dutch Reformed Church of New York City.

Nicholas DUPUY was living on Beaver St., New Amsterdam in 1686 before removing to Bergen, New Jersey.

1686Jan CORSZEN purchased property "for a valuable sum of money" from Carter & Gertie SEARUM on the west side of the sheep pasture south of Wall St. (in the area of the present financial district in lower Manhattan which in 1978 sold for $600 a square foot, the most expensive real estate in the world). His occupation is given in this deed as "Marriner". The deed was recorded, 13 Dec 1686, and is to be found in Liber/Reel 13 of Deeds, page 234. He sold this property in April 1695.
1687Pieternelletje (SLECHT) SCHOONMAKER, wife of Jochom Hendrix SCHOONMAKER, died in 1687.
1687Benjamin PROVOST was, on 1 May 1687, by letters patent constituted one of the trustees of Kingston and continued as such until 1690.
1697Harmunus ROSENKRANS died in 1697, and was buried at Rochester, Ulster Co., New York, now near Kingston, New York.
1687Johannes KIP and Helena Van BRUG (VERBRUGH) witness a baptism of Janneken, dau. of Jan CORSZEN and Metje Theunis CRAEY, 22 May 1687 (DRC of NY). - The witness, Helena vanBRUGH, bpt. 28 July 1660 (DRC of NA), married Thunis deKAY. She was dau. of Johannes and Catharine (ROELOFS) VERBRUGH. She received a small bequest under the will of her aunt, Barbara (Barbara SCHUT, wife of Gillis VERBRUGG and mother-in-law of Arendt CORSSE??), dated in 1664. Her mother was a dau. of Roeloff JANSEN and Anneke JANS. Helena was grand-daughter of Pieter vanBRUGGE and Helena POTTIER.
NY.Gen.Bio.Rec., v.66, p.2-11,166-177.
The child, Janneken CORSEN, later married, 29 May 1707, to Jan LAURENSZE.
1687A Jacob HELMICH was born, 1687, in New York. He was the son of Helmick ROELOFSZEN and Janneken PIETERS. Helmick ROELOFSZEN was a son of Jan ROELOFFSEN, b. 1633c. in Recife, Brazil; he married Agnetje PETERS.

(Note: Since there seems to be more than a coincidental relationship between our HELMICKS and families associated earlier with our DeCOURSEY ancestors in Northampton Co., Penna. and New York, we might speculate that our Nicholas HELMICK was not of the German "Pennsylvania Dutch", but was of Belgian-Walloon/Dutch stock. in the 18th century people traveled in groups to settle new lands. Many of the families that settled in the district of West Augusta, Virginia followed the "Long Grey Trail" from the Forks of the Delaware River in Northampton County, Penna. Among these were the families of HORNBECK, KITTLE, POLING, ROSENCRANCE, SCHOONOVER, VANDEVER, WESTFALL, and others with which both our HELMICK and DECOURSEY ancestors were associated. - Bill DeCoursey).

1687The name of Moses DEPUIS is included on a list of persons who took the oath of allegiance at Ulster County, N.Y., 1 September 1687.
Leroy Beck DePUY, DEPUY/DEPUE FAMILY HISTORY (1984), p.8;
Kenneth Scott and Ken Stryker-Rodda, DENIZATION, NATURALIZATIONS AND OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE IN COLONIAL NEW YORK, pp.25,86-87.
1688Ryck ABRAHAMSEN (van LENT) was mentioned in the will of his father, Abraham RICK, of Newtown.
1688A list of friends of the Dutch Church in July 1688 includes: Ann ODELL (widow of John), Johannes KIP, and Hendrick KEIRSEN.
Harry Melick, THE MANOR OF FORDHAM, p.113.
1689Jochem Hendrix SCHOONMAKER married second, 28 April 1689, at Kingston, New York to Antje HUSSEY, daughter of Frederick and Margaret (BOS) HUSSEY. They had children: Frederick m. (1) Anna DEWITT, m. (2) Eva SWARTWOUT; Jan m. Margreetjin HOORNBECK; Margaret m. 1716 Moses DuPUIS, Jr.; Jacobus m. Maria ROSENKRANZ; Elizabeth m. 1719 Benjamin DuPUIS; Benjamin m. (1) Catharine DuPUIS, m. (2) Elizabeth DuPUIS; Sarah m. Jacobus DuPUIS; Jochem, Jr. m. Lydia ROSENKRANZ; Daniel m. Magdelena JANSZ; and Rebecca.
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), pp.487-489.
1689Catelina (TRICO) RAPALJE died in September 1689. In the year prior to her death, she made a deposition before Governor DONGAN, establishing the time of her arrival in this country and her first residence.
DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF NEW YORK, III, p.49-51.
1689William De La MONTAGNE was made high sheriff of Ulster County, 24 December 1689.
1690Jacobus, son of Jan CORSZEN and Metje CRAY was baptized, 6 Apr 1690, in the DRC of NA. Witnesses were Theunis deKEY and Catherina der VAL. (The witness Teunis deKAY was husband of Helena VERBRUGGE.) Jacobus CORSEN married Adriaentje KOEVERT and moved to Somerset Co. and Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. His will of 12 Mar 1756, was proved 20 Aug 1756, in Hunterdon Co., NJ.
Orville Corson, THREE HUNDRED YEARS with the CORSON FAMILY, v.I,p.11-16.
NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS, p.72
1690Cornelius VanAKIN, son of Marinus and Pieternella (DePREZ) VanAKIN, was bapt. 25 May 1690. He married 30 April 1714, Sarah WESTBROOK, bapt. 1694, dau. of Johannes and Magdalena (DECKER) WESTBROOK.
Beers, J. H. & Co., BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA (1909), p.218-220;
Virkus, THE COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY;
Bulkey's HISTORY OF MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, pp.843-846;
THE VAN BENSCHOTEN FAMILY, pp.423-426.
1690Nicholas DEPUY died at New York, 19 June 1690, leaving issue by his wife, Katalina RENARD de VOS: Jean, born 1656; Moses, 1657; Aaron, 1664; Susannah, 1669; and Nicholas, 1670. From these spring the numerous DEPEW families of Ulster and Orange Counties and the Minisink Flats. Joseph, Magdalena and Paulus were not mentioned in their father's will and are presumed to have died previously.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.204n;
Leroy Beck DePUY, DEPUY/DEPUE FAMILY HISTORY (1984), p.3;
NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD (1901), v.32, pp.78-80;
William T. Blair, THE MICHAEL SHOEMAKER BOOK (1924), p.794.
1691Letters of administration upon the estate of Nicholas DUPUIS were granted, 5 Sept. 1691, to his widow, Catalyna DUPIUS.
1692Benjamin, son of Jan and Metje (CRAY) CORSZEN, was baptized, 2 Sep 1692. Witness was his namesake, the honorable Benjamin Fletcher, the newly appointed English Colonial Governor of New York. Benjamin CORSEN married, 20 Mar 1718, to Jannetje REYERS. His will made, 1 Oct 1770, is on record in Westchester Co., NY, and he died before 22 Dec 1770, when the will was proved. It disposed of lands now occupied by Fordham University.
NY.GEN.&BIOG.SOC.COL., v.1,p.128.
1693cJohannes Van IMBURGH married second, about 1693, to Catherine SANDFORD, born 1668, dau. of Capt. William and Sarah (WHARTMAN) SANDFORD of Barbados, West Indies and Hackensack, New Jersey. Johannes and Catherine Van IMBURGH had children born in New Jersey: Rachel, bapt. 15 Nov. 1696; Willem, bapt. 26 Feb. 1699; Maritie, bapt. 8 Dec. 1700 m. John SANDFORD, son of William and Mary (SMITH) SANDFORD; Johannes, bapt. 28 March 1703; Cataryna, bapt. 12 Aug. 1705; Elizabeth, bapt. 18 Jan 1708; Peregryn, bapt. 10 Dec. 1710; Giesbert; and Sarah.
Orra Eugene Monnette, FIRST SETTLERS OF PISCATAWAY AND WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY, (1930), pp.1219-20.
1693Jean baptist du POTIER witnessed the baptism of a child of Piere MONTRAS and Margaret DAVIDS at Kingston, NY, 12 Nov 1693, in the Manor of Phillipsburg (Tarrytown).
NY.GEN.&BIOG.RC. v.87,p.69.
1695John Corsen, "mariner" and Metje, his wife, sold their home beside the "Sheep Pasture" on 3 April 1695.
1695Joseph SMITH married, 12 July 1695, to Margriete CORSI, dau. of Jan and Metje CORSZEN, and widow of Jacob Van der SCHUEREN. They had 8 children.
See William Plumb Bacon, ANCESTORS OF WILLIAM HOWE WHITTEMORE (1907), p.100-101.
Orville Corson, p.9-10.
1695Elizabeth, dau. of Jan CORSZEN and Metje CRAY, was baptized, 14 July 1695, in the DRC of NY. Johannes HARDENBROECK and Margarete MEYNDERS, wife of Colonel LODOWE or LUDOWYC were witnesses.
1695"A petition was addressed to Governor FLETCHER, in 1695, in the name of John Louwe BOGERT, William MONTAGNE, his sister Mrs. Jacob KIP, and nephew Johannes Van IMBORGH, who claimed to be seized, and by descent as well as mean assurance in the law, owners of the patent granted by Governor KIEFT to Dr. MONTAGNE; and prayed for a confirmation of said patent, as the were no willing to divide the same. But William MONTAGNE, then of Ulster county, did not sign this petition; neither did Abraham MONTAGNE, of Harlem (son of John),, which is remarkable, considering the claim to be the MONTAGNE lands set up in our day, under a title purporting to be derived from him. --- etc."
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.292n.
1695Jacob CAUDEBEC, b. 1666c., married, 21 Oct 1695, at New York City to Margaretta PROVOST. They had children: Benjamin (1699-1779c.); Maria. m. (1) 20 Aug 1716, Jurian WESTFALL, m. (2) William COLE; Elsie, m. 11 June 1727, Harmanus Van GORDEN; William (1704-1778c.), m. 1733, at Kingston, to Jemima ELTING; Jacob m. Jannetje WESTBROOK; Jacobus (James) m. Neltje DECKER; Eleanor m. Evert HORNBECK; Magdalena; Dinah (1714-1778) m. 1738 Abraham LOUW; Abraham (1716-1796) m. 1751 Esther SWARTWOUT; and Naomi, m. 1757, Lodewyke HORNBECK.
Cuddeback, William Louis, CAUDEBEC IN AMERICA (1919), p.53;
YESTERYEARS, v.6, p.18; v.18, pp.155-156.
1695Hermanus DECKER, son of Jan Gerretsen and Grietjen Hendricks (WESTECAMP) DECKER, married first, 1695, at Kingston, N.Y. to Rachel de la MONTAGNE, dau. of William and Eleanor (de HOOGES) MONTAGNE. They had children: Margaret m. Peter VanGARDEN; Wilhelmus; Eleanor m. Hendrick VanGARDEN; Jan DECKER m. Helletje KWIK; Williams; Johanna m. Hendrickus SCHOONHOVEN; Hermanus DECKER m. Christian BEST; Willem; Marie m. William WOOD or WARD; Rachel m. Bastian KORTRIGHT; Hendricks; and Benjamin DECKER m. Rachel BRINK.
Decker, Benton Weaver, THE DECKER GENEALOGY (1980);
Daughters of the American Colonists, LINEAGE BOOK, vol.XII, pp.226-228, #11643; v.XIII, p.361-364, #12854.
1695Hendrick, son of Abram Hendrickse (Van AMBERG) and Annetje KENNEF (KENNEDY?), was baptized 24 Nov. 1695, at Kingston, New York. Sponsors were Dirrick JANSSE SCHEPMOES and Marytje SCHEPMOES.
1695Cornelis Jansen DECKER married, 22 Dec. 1695, to Elsie TEN BROECK, daughter of Wessel Wesselsen TEN BROECK and Maria TEN EYCK. Following their marriage, they removed from Kingston to what was in their day an undeveloped, inaccessible region in the center of Ulster County on the west side of the Shawangunk Kill. A log house was built there by Cornelis and Elsie DECKER, which was followed by a stone house erected by their son Johannes, who married, 1720, Cornelia WYNKOOP, and secondly, 1726, Marytie JANSEN.
Marinus Schoonmaker, HISTORY OF KINGSTON, NEW YORK (1888), pp.489-490;
Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, DUTCH HOUSES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY (1929), p.189.
1696In early New York there was no provision for women to practice as attorneys at law; however they often were allowed to appear in court to represent their own interest or to defend their husband's interests. In the Court of Common Pleas for Ulster County held at Kingston, 4 March 1696, in the case of Rachel SLIGHTENHORST vs. Marinus van AKEN, the entry is as follows:

"The plaintiff complains of the defendant according to declaration for nineteen Schipples of Wheat. Pietenella van AKEN, wife and attorney (attorney in fact) of the said Marinus van AKEN, comes and defends the force and injury, and sayth not to be indebted to the plaintiff and put him upon his contry, and the plaintiff in like manner,--- etc." The jury found for the plaintiff (Rachel SLIGHTENHORST), and the defendant (Marinus van AKEN) by his attorney (Mrs. van AKEN) "moves to arrest the verdict of the jury, saying there was other evidence."

Although not an attorney at law, Pietenella (de PREZ) van AKEN of her own knowledge, or lack of it, or upon the advice of someone who was present and thought he knew, moved to "arrest the verdict" of the jury contrary to the law and practice.
Supreme Court, Province of New York, 1691-1704, pp.108-109;
VAN AKEN/VAN AUKEN NEWSLETTER (May 1988), v.5, p.17.

1696Margriet DECKER, dau. of Harmanus DECKER and Rachel MONTANJE, was baptized, 8 March 1696, at Kingston, N.Y. She married, 1714, Peter VanGARDEN.
1696Herman VanGORDON, son of Albert Gysbert and Rachel (ROSENCRANS) VanGORDON, was baptized 12 July 1696, at Kingston, New York.
1696Johannes, son of Joseph SMITH and Margrietie CORSEN was bapt. in the DRC of NY. Witnesses were Benjamin NARRIET and Metje CRAY, wife of Jan CORSZEN.
1696In Somereset County, New Jersey, 500 Acres of land was patented to "Hendrick COURSEN's heirs."
Account of the Quit Rents of the Province of East NJ to 25 March 1696, New Jersey Historical Society.
1696Teunis Van DALSEN, son of Jan Gerritsen de VRIES van DALSEN and Grietje CRAY, married, 1696, at Harlem, to Sarah VERMILYE, daughter of Capt. Johannes and Aeltie (WALDRON) VERMILYE. On 21 May 1696, Teunis Van DALSEN bought Lot No. 8 in Harlem from Joost Van OBLINUS. This he sold, 1 January 1701, to Barent and Johannes WALDRON. In 1721 he was a farmer at Mamaroneck, in Westchester Co., New York, but removed to Goshen, Orange County, where he died 30 August 1766, aged 102 years. The DOLSENS of that county are his descendants.

Another DOLSEN family are descendants of Jan Van DALFSEN, from Haarlem, Holland, who bringing certificates from that place, with wife, Anna Van RAASVELT, joined the church in New York, 27 February 1702.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.599n-600n;
Eager's ORANGE COUNTY, p.412.

1697Isaac, son of Abram Hendrickse (Van AMBERG) and Annetje KENNIF, was baptized 26 Sept. 1697, at Kingston, New York. Sponsors were Isack HENDRICKSEN and Judick JANSS.
1697Pieter VanETTEN, son of Jacob Jansen VanETTEN, married 12 Oct. 1697, to Eva de HOOGES.
Eva Alice Scott, JACOBUS JANSEN VAN ETTEN (1952), p.7.
1697On 14 October 1697, Jacob CUDDEBACK, together with Peter GUMAER, Thomas SWARTWOUT, Bernardus SWARTWOUT, Anthony SWARTWOUT, and Harmanus Van INWEGEN, was patentee of twelve hundred acres of land in what was called by the Indians "Peenpack".
Charles E. Stickney, A HISTORY OF THE MINISINK REGION (1867), p.130,133-135.
1697Moses DUPEE is listed as receiving in excess of two pounds, based on a rate of three pence per day for military service between Nov. 1697 and May 1698. He served in Capt. John NANFAN's company and was paid "out of ye money rased by act of assembly for ye making 300 Effective men at ye frontiers at Albany."
Leroy Beck DePUY, DEPUY/DEPUE FAMILY HISTORY (1984), p.8;
ANNUAL REPORT of the New York State Historian (1897), v.2, p.464.
1697Hendrick Abramse Van LENT baptized children in Tarrytown, New York in 1697 and 1699. His wife was on the Tarrytown Church membership list of 1697-1715.
1698Alida, dau. of Isaac and Judith (HOES) VanAMBURGH, was baptized, 1698, at Albany, New York.
1698Ryck ABRAMSE was chosen deacon of the Tarrytown Dutch Church, 1698.
1698Abraham LENT, married, 24 December 1698, to Anna Catrina MYER, bapt. 12 March 1677, died 21 July 1762, daughter of Adolph and Maria (VERVEELEN) MEYER. She had eleven children.
1699Abraham, son of Marinus and Pieternella (DePREZ) VanAKEN was bapt. 29 Oct. 1699, at Kingston, New York. He married Jannetje DEWIT, and had children: Catrina VanAKEN m.1747 Dirk ROSENKRANZ; Zara d.y.; Daniel VanAKEN m. Lea KETTLE; Eliza; Lydia d.y.; Blandina d.y.; Sara VanAKEN m. James CLARK; Jacobus VanAKEN (1744-1779); Lydia; and Blandina VanAKEN m. B. HOMMEL.