Geesje HENDRICKSONAbt 1703 - Aft 1760 (> 58 years)
Name Geesje HENDRICKSON Birth Abt 1703 MIddletown, Monmouth, New Jersey  Gender Female Death Aft 1760 Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey  Person ID I51 HHDHA Last Modified 18 Jul 2015
Father Hendrick HENDRICKSON, b. Abt 1674, New Albany, Albany, New York d. Bef 3 Jun 1734, Middletown Point, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA (Age < 60 years) Mother Trynetje Haggase VAN DYKE, c. 17 Oct 1680, Flatbush DRC, Kings, New York Marriage Abt 1703 New Utrecht, Kings, New York [3, 4, 5, 6] Family ID F29 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Nicholas VAN BRUNT, b. 1710, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA d. Will dated 12 Apr 1760, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey (Age 50 years) Marriage Abt 1724 Of New Utrecht, Kings, Long Island, New York Children 1. Cornelius VAN BRUNT, b. Abt 1724, Middleton, Monmouth, New Jersey 2. Jannetje VAN BRUNT, b. 3 Oct 1726, Middleton, Monmouth, New Jersey 3. Trynetje VAN BRUNT, b. Abt 1728, Middleton, Monmouth, New Jersey 4. Hendrick VAN BRUNT, b. Abt 1729, Tinton Falls, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA d. Bef Feb 1797, New Utrecht, Kings, New York (Age < 68 years) 5. Nicolas VAN BRUNT, b. 1731, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey d. 1799, Tinton Falls, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA (Age 68 years) 6. Enjeltie Antje VAN BRUNT, c. 23 Apr 1732, Freehold Dutch Ref. Ch., Monmouth, New Jersey, USA 7. (Agnes) Angenietje VAN BRUNT, c. 9 Feb 1735, Ref. Dutch Ch. New Utrecht. King, New York. d. 8 Mar 1814 (Age ~ 79 years) 8. Geesje VAN BRUNT, c. 23 Oct 1737, Ref. Dutch Ch. New Utrecht. King, New York Family ID F34 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 14 Oct 2018
- !SOURCE: B, E, SP; IGI 1994 Edition.
- [S12] Leavitt, DelLynn W., Probabilities, Possibilities, Commonalities and Plain Common Sense., ((Recently out of print)).
Since Geesje and Nicholas had children who were born around 1726 she well may have been the oldest child of Hendrick Hendrickson and Trynetje Van Dyke. Before Trynetje died in 1707 the Hendricksons lived on Hop Creek in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ.
- [S1] Stryker-Rodda Kenn, Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. 26, p.22. Freehold and Middletown Ref. Dutch Ch. Rec. p. 92., 974.9 B2g.
1777, Feb 3
Nelly Albert Hendrickse
John Joanna Mills
Geesje and her husband Nicholas Van Brunt witnessed the baptism of one of their grandchildren Nicholas Wynant 24 Feb 1760
- [S18] Henry Hendricks Family Organization, Hendricks Herald, (Sent out biannually), November 2012 Research Directors Report.
In Search of Hendrick Hendrickson
One thing I have learned since I have been researching our Hendricks family lines is that all in all we know very little about these people. This became quite evident this past summer as it was suggested by Michael Morrisey, a frequent contributor of the Dutch Colonies Mailing List, that the Hendrick Hendrickson who married Helena Cortelyou was not the same Hendrick Hendrickson who was the son of Hendrick Willemsz and who was the father of our Hendrick Hendrickson Jr. b. 1706 and his sister Geesje Hendrickson. Although we have been unable to conclusively document that our Hendrick Hendrickson married Helena Cortelyou, what has become evident is that our Hendrick Hendrickson was married to a Tryinetje/Catherine by whom they had a daughter Jannetje baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn, NY 29 May 1705 (Brookly DRCR, p. 498 Bergen). There can be no doubt that this is our Hendrick as Claas Van Dyck, the husband of Hendrick’s sister Francyntje Hendrickson, and Jannetje Van Dyck are listed as witnesses. Plus Willem Hendrickson, Hendrick’s brother, and his wife Willemtze Lane had their son Johannes baptized the same day. Mr. Morrisey has suggested that our Hendrick Hendrickson and wife Trynetje were also the parents of Geesje Hendrickson who married Nicholas Van Brunt by providing us with a more complete list of their children. It was previously thought that Nicholas and Engeltie were the two oldest children of Nicholas and Geesje Van Brunt followed by Angenietje, Geesje and Hendrick Van Brunt. However Mr. Morrisey, referring to the will of Nicolaes Van Brunt dated 12 Apr 1760 found in the Genealogy of the Van Brunt Family by Tunis G. Bergen pp. 5-6, notes that Nicholas and Geesje also had children, Cornelius, Catherine, and Jonnetje. One needs to remember that it was a long standing Dutch custom to name the oldest children after their grandparents. So Cornelius was named after his paternal grandfather Cornelius Van Brunt, Hendrick was named after his maternal grandfather Hendrick Hendrickson while Trynetje was probably named after her maternal grandmother Trynetje the wife of Hendrick Hendrickson as well as her paternal grandmother Trynetje Bennet wife of Cornelius Van Brunt and Jannetje may have been named after her maternal great grandmother which I will detail later. And what about Engeltje whom we all thought was the oldest daughter named after Helena Cortelyou? Well according to the Dutch experts the English equivalent of Engeltje is Anna and has nothing to do with Helena and thus Anna and her husband, Cornelius Wincant, are also named in the 1760 will of Nicholas Van Brunt. Another interesting thing about the 1760 Monmouth Co., NJ will is that Nicholas names the Executors as “son, Hendrick, my son-in-law Albert Schenck, and my friend, Tunies Denice”. Tunies Denice was a son of Helena Cortelyou by her second husband Denise Tunissen and would have been a half brother to Nicholas Van Brunt’s wife Geesje Hendrickson and thus a brother-in-law to Nicholas if Helena Cortelyou was indeed the mother of Geesje Hendrickson! Yet Nicholas instead refers to him as a friend.
It is also doubtful that Helena Cortelyou could have been the mother of our Hendricks Hendrickson Jr. who married Aletje Couwenhoven. According to an article written by Helen Lincklarn Fairchild entitled Tunise Denise of Freehold, New Jersey 1704 - 1797 featured in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record No. 49 p. 354, it states that Tunis Denise was born the 15 June 1704 while our Hendrick Hendrickson Jr. was born 11 Nov 1706 providing little time, (1 year, 5 months and 14 days), for Hendrick to have remarried Helena Cortelyou and had a child with her even if his wife Trynetje died shortly after the baptism of her daughter Jannetje the 29 May 1705. And if there is still any doubt about who was the mother of our Hendrick Hendrickson Jr. and his sister Geesje, p. 355 of the same record provides us with an extract of an agreement that states the following: “1717, Aug 15. I Hendrick Hendrickson, of New Utrecht in Kings County, yeoman, am bound unto Jaques Teunissen of Town and County aforesaid in 400 pounds, the condition being if Hendrick Hendrickson conveys to Jaques Teunissen all the right and title which by certain letters of Patent the said Hendrick Hendrickson now hath in and to certain ferry at the Narrows between Nassau Island and Staten Island at the decease of his now wife, (Helena) or when her youngest son called Teunis Teunisen shall attain to the age of twenty one years, this obligation to be void.” As has been mentioned Teunis as well as Jaques were sons of Helena Cortelyou and her second husband Denys Teunisen who later in life went by their Dutch Patronymic Denys. So this agreement clearly states that Tunis Denys b. 15 Jun 1704 was Helena Cortelyou’s youngest son and not Hendrick Hendrickson Jr.! Helena had inherited from her father, Jaques Cortelyou, a prime tract of land called the Narrows along the Hudson River from which he operated a ferry to Staten Island. It was Helena’s wish that her sons all receive a portion of this inheritance. In a work named Reminisces of New Ultrecht and Gowanus p. 39 it details a document made by Helena Hendrickson which refers to a pre-nuptial agreement made between her and Hendrick Hendrickson: “April 4th, 1708. Helena Hendrickson writes a paper in which she states that her son Jacques Denyse and her son-in-law, Hendrick Van Louwres, shall take the administration of her personal estate which properly belonged to her, pursuant to the agreement made between her and her then husband, Hendrick Hendrickson. She decrees that all her children shall have equal portion, also her son Nicholas Van Brunt, deceased, whose heirs shall have one equal share of her personal estate. Signed the 27th day of October, 1726. By HELENA HENDRICKSON, her mark H.” This agreement, dated 4 April 1708, was probably made around the time they married which would have been some time after our Hendrick Hendrickson Jr. and his sister Geesje were born.
In an attempt to try to determine if our Hendrick Hendrickson and the Hendrick Hendrickson who married Helena Cortelyou could be documented as being two different people living at separate places at the same time I developed a rather detailed time line of every mention of any Hendrick Hendrickson in Monmouth Co., NJ or Long Island NY. The surprising thing I found was that there is little indicating that there were two separate Hendrick Hendricksons. Like his brothers Willem and Daniel, Hendrick is found forging the expanding frontiers of Monmouth Co., NJ while still frequenting the old established lands of Brooklyn where established church, civic and chivalric opportunities abounded. By 23 Sep 1692 Daniel Hendrickson had purchased lands named Strawberry Fields situated in Middletown from William Whitlock. The History of Monmouth County New Jersey by Franklin Ellis p. 82 includes Daniel and Hendricks Hendrickson on a list of Monmouth Co., Settlers that frequent the public records between 1690 and 1700. Hendrick is specifically noted to have served on the Grand Jury and participated in a coroner’s inquest called to view a corpse that had been tossed up by the sea on the beach at Sandy Hook. 3 Apr 1701 Daniel Hendrickson, Adrian Bennet and Hendrick Hendrickson witness a land transaction as David Stout of Monmouth Co. sells a tract of land on the Hopp River to Hendrick Van Dyke of Nassau Island. 29 May 1705 Hendrick and his brother Willem Hendrickson have their children baptized in the Dutch Church at Brooklyn. 10 Nov 1705 Hendrick Van Dyke and his wife Jonica of Brookland sell land to Hendrick Hendrickse on the Hopp River in Middletown near the land of Daniel Hendrickson. 1 July 1706 Hendrick Hendrickson of Middletown sells part of his land on the Hopp River to Jarat Schank. It has been suggested by some that Hendrick may have remained in Monmouth Co., NJ, but, George C. Beekman in his Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth Co., NJ p 148, provides us with the follow observations: “After [the] above dates  no Hendrick Hendrickson is named on our public records as resident until Daniel’s oldest son (also named Hendrick) arrived at age. Hendrick Hendricks was a widower and married again about 1706 Helena Cortelyou the widow of Nicholas VanBrunt and Dionyse Denyse. After this marriage it is said that he lived with his wife on lands at New Utrecht, L.I. which her father, Jacques Cortelyou, had devised to her.”
As I previously stated, the marriage of Hendrick Hendrickson, probably took place around the 4 Apr 1708 when the pre-nuptial agreement was made between her and her third husband. The following records provide us with a small glimpse of Hendrick and Helena’s life in New York: 22 Sep 1709 Hendrick Hendricksen and his wife Elena witness the Port Richmond Dutch Church baptism of Elena the daughter of Abraham Van Tuil. Abraham Van Tuyl married Helena’s oldest daughter Femmetje Denys around 1705. 9 Nov 1710 Peter and Jaques Corteltou petition for rights to Ferry across the Narrows to Staten Island and petition against granting the same rights to Hendrick Hendrickson. 27 Mar 1717 Ferry privileges given to Hendrick Hendrickse and Isaac Hansen to Ferry from Long Island to Staten Island for 21 years. 22 Sep 1717 Hendrick Hendricksen and his wife witness the baptism of grandson Denys Vanderbilt the son of Jacob and Neeltje in the Dutch Church at Gravesend. Jacob Vanderbuilt married Helena’s second oldest daughter Neeltje Denyse around 1712. By 1718 Hendrick seems to have tired of his long dispute with Helen’s brothers Jaques and Peter Cortelyou over the right to run a Ferry across the “Narrows” and he begins to purchase lands in Monmouth Co., again. On April 18, 1718 Hendrick bought a farm of 250 Acres for 350 pounds in Monmouth Co. from Abraham Emans and by 1720 had bought several other tracts of land with Helen’s sons situated in the Freehold Twp. of Monmouth Co. On the 10 Oct 1720 Hendrick Hendrickson of New Utrecht and Helena sell to Jaques Denys “all that certain dwelling house and land at a place called Nyack, then in possession of Hendrick Hendrickson bounded south by the land of Jacques Corteljau and Peter Corteljau, east by the woods of New Utrecht, north by the land of William Burkaloo and Mary (Cortelyou) his wife, west by the Salt Water River, as it was laid out by said Peter Cortelyou and surveyed by said Peter Cortelyou date of August, 1706”. Despite all of this buying and selling Hendrick seems to have remained on Long Island as on the 29 Apr 1724 Hendrick Hendrickse witnesses the sale of land to Joseph Hageman Jr. from Claas and Fransyntye Van Dyke as they prepare to move to Delaware. Shortly after Daniel Hendrickson died in Jan 1727 Hendrick Hendrickson makes Jacques Denys his lawful attorney. The papers are dated 28 Apr 1727 and signed by his mark. This was often done when one was preparing to move to a new locality and by 31 May 1731 the Hendrick Hendrickson who was married to Helena Cortelyou is listed as living in Middletown Monmouth Co., NJ as he sells the farm in Freehold to Tunis Denys on Cooper’s Brook. It is presumed that Helena had passed away by 1730 although there is no documentation for this event. One of the reasons that Michael Morrisey thought that the Hendrick Hendrickson who married Helena Cortelyou was a different individual from our Hendrick Hendrickson was that he thought that Helena’s husband only owned land in Freehold and never lived in Middletown. So this deed is of particular interest because it defiantly belongs to the lands bought from Abraham Emans in Freehold in 1718 and it names Hendrick Hendrickson from Middletown as he sells these lands to Tunis Denys, Helena’s youngest son. It seems from this and other deeds that Hendrick had disposed of all of his Freehold Twp. lands and was living on the lands on the Hopp River in Middletown that he still owned and had lived on before the death of his first wife Trynetje and where he died in 1734. On the 3 June 1734 Hendrick Hendrickson, Nicholas Weycoff and Robert Dodsworth inventory the estate of Hendrick Hendrickson of Middletown Hendrick Hendrickson Junr. Administrator.
So to the question I have purposely avoided throughout this rambling review of the life of Hendrick Hendrickson. Who was his wife Trynetje and what do we know about her and her family? Experts seem to think that she was probably a Van Dyke of the same line as Daniel’s wife who was also named Trynetje Van Dyke. Due to the 29 May 1705 Brooklyn Dutch Church baptism of Jenetje Hendrickson it is thought that she was probably named after her grandmother. Michael Morrisay suggests that perhaps she was the daughter of Hendrick Janse Van Dyke and his wife Jannetje Hermanse Van Borkaloo which is not only very possible but is very interesting because Jannetje Van Borkaloo’s brother William married Maria Cortelyou the younger sister of Helena Cortelyou and they lived right next door the Helena and Hendrick Hendrickson on the “Narrows” on lands devised to Maria by her father Jaques Cortelyou. The noted historian Tuenis G. Bergen, (who lived on lands that bordered the Corteltyou lands in what is now Bay Ridge in the 1800s), seemed to think that the Trynetje who married Hendricks Hendrickson was the daughter of Achias Janse Van Dyke and his wife Jannetje Lambertse who was baptized 17 Oct 1680 at the Dutch Church at New Utrecht (see Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island New York p. 333). William B. Aitken in his work Distinguished Families in America Descended from Wilhelmus Beekman and Jan Thomasse Van Dyke p. 227 also lists Hendrick Hendrickson as the husband Trynetje the daughter of Achias Van Dyke and his wife Jannetje Lambert . Then on page 230 he adds the following: “The farm at Bay Ridge which he (Achias Van Dyke) occupied at the time of his death was sold in 1708 by his heirs to Hendrick Hendrickson.” I am not sure that it would be grammatically proper to insert an explanation mark into a quote or I would have! It was also a common practice to sell the lands of a parent to one of the children which would seem to substantiate that Trynetje was a daughter of Achias Van Dyke. A search has been made of the Kings Co., NY Grantee and Grantor Indexes with no success in locating the Land Record. It may have been an unrecorded Deed or perhaps it was recorded on a municipal level. It is very possible that Hendrick moved to New Utrecht in 1706 to care for Trynetje’s aging father or so Trynetje’s parents could care for her orphaned children. Either way our Hendrick would have been in the right place at the right time to meet the widowed Helena Denys and by the 4 Apr 1708, when he made the pre-nuptial agreement with her, they were married. We are in the process of trying to collect the original copies of these many records so we can conclusively determine if our Hendrick Hendirckson married Helena Cortelyou and who the parents of his wife Trynetje might have been. HHFO Research Director DelLynn Leavitt.
- [S18] Henry Hendricks Family Organization, Hendricks Herald, (Sent out biannually), 2013 Research Directors Report.
In Search of Hendrick Hendrickson Part II
In the Oct 2012 Issue of the Hendricks Herald we documented that Trynetje, the first wife of Hendrick Hendrickson Sr., was the mother of the two known Hendrickson children, Hendrick (b. 1706) and Geesje, as well as an unknown daughter Jannetje, and not Helena Cortelyou as had been previously thought. We also speculated as to the identity of this Trynetje, as well as related questions by other Dutch researchers as to if our Hendrick Hendrickson was even the same Hendrick who married Helena Cortelyou. We now have answers to all of these questions thanks to a coordinated research effort!
In my research circles we have often joked around about what we have dubbed as the magic document. An ancient time worn piece of crumbling yellow parchment, hidden away in some secret archive in some far off lost corner of the world that answers the pressing research questions, resolves any research issues and leaves any research critics speechless at a mere glance! Such documents are quite rare but every once in a while one turns up such as the one we found in the Kings Co., NY Conveyances 1679 - 1736, Liber 3, pp. 183-185 when LDS Family Search posted the New York Land and Probate Records on line! As you recall from my last report the noted historian Tuenis G. Bergen seemed to think that the Trynetje who married a Hendricks Hendrickson was the daughter of Achias Janse Van Dyke and his wife Jannetje Lambertse who was baptized 17 Oct 1680 at the Dutch Church at New Utrecht and William B. Aitken in his work Distinguished Families in America Descended from Wilhelmus Beekman and Jan Thomasse Van Dyke p. 230 alluded to a land deed in which Hendrick Hendrickson was mentioned in relation to the Bay Ridge Farm of Achias Van Dyke, although he seemed to have the transaction mixed up a bit. Well we finally found this land record in images 464 and 465 of 666 of the Kings Co., Conveyances. Would you like to see the Hendrickson/Van Dyke document yourself? Just type in familysearch.org/search/collection/2078654 then click on the “Browse through 8,129,310 images” icon. Then click on the “Kings” County icon, and click on the “Conveyances 1679-1736 vol 1-4” icon at the top of the list. Be glad you don’t have to search all 8,129,310 images or even the 666 images like we did! All you need to do is type in the number 464 in the image number box then hit enter and it will take you to the right image.
While you are staring at this document in total amazement I need explain some more of those rambling family history details. Around the time of the marriage of Hendrick Hendrickson and Helena Cortelyou in 1708, Helena wrote a document in which she stated that her son Jacques Denyse and her son-in-law, Hendrick Van Louwres, should take the administration of her personal estate pursuant to an agreement made between her and her third husband, Hendrick Hendrickson. She decrees that all her children shall have equal portion in her estate, including the heirs of her son Nicholas Van Brunt who was deceased, whose heirs were to have one equal share of her personal estate. It was dated 4 Apr 1708 and later notarized the 27 Oct 1726 by Helena with her personal mark which was “H” (Reminisces of New Ultrecht and Gowanus p. 39). Personal marks were used on important legal documents even as we use our signature as a proof of identification and verification of our agreement. In the Kings Co. NY Conveyances 1679-1736 Vol 3, pp 137-138 part of Jaques Cortelyou Sr’s estate is conveyed to his daughter, “Helena Tunisse widow and relict of Denyse Tunisse”, the 12 Sep 1707 by her brothers Jaques and Peter Cortelyou and their wives. This indicates that Helena Cortelyou the widow of Denyse Tunisse married Hendrick Hendrickson sometime after this date while our ancestor Hendrick Hendrickson Jr. was born 11 Nov 1706. And what about Hendrick’s sister, Geesje Hendrickson, who is listed as being born as late as 1710 by some historians? As mentioned in the Oct 2012 Herald, she married Nicholas Van Brunt and according to his 1760 Will they had three older children that we did not know about, Cornelius, Trynetje and Jannetje. Since the earliest known birth date we have for any of Geesje and Nicholas’s children is Antje/Enjeltie, who was Bapt. 23 Apr 1732, then we must assume that at the least the three older children were born before this date pushing the marriage date of Geesje and Nicholas to around 1726 if not earlier. Since most of these early Dutch did not marry until around age 21 this means that Geesje probably was not born any later than 1705 and she may have been the oldest child as she was probably the first child to get married. You should also be reminded that Geesje never named any of her children Helena plus none of the children of Hendrick Hendrickson, including Geesje, ever received any of Helena Cortelyou’s estate which would not have been the case had she been their birth mother. She did however name her oldest daughter Trynetje which would have been expected if her mother were Tynetje Van Dyke. As was mentioned in the previous article several parcels of land were deeded to the sons of Helena Cortelyou by Hendrick Hendrickson including a new one I found in the Kings Co., Conveyances 1679 - 1736 Liber 4, pp. 201-202 where on the 27 Oct 1718 Jaques and Tunis Denuys buy a plantation on Cooper Brook in Monmouth Co., NJ for the sum of 350 pounds. As with most of these deeds it was signed Hendrick Hendrickson with his distinct mark which was “HH” sharing the center down stroke of the Hs.
So now that you have had a chance to check out our magic document what do you think? You say you don’t see what is so exciting? Well I guess we genealogists are kind of a dull, stuffy bunch anyhow, so it doesn’t take a lot to get us excited. However the deed dated 6 Oct 1708 is between Lambert Van Dyke, Maryke his wife, Jacob Van Dyke, Janake Van Dyke, Hendrick Hendrickse, and Johannes Koerte and Barbara his wife of the one part and Hendrick Van Dyke of the other part for a parcel of land that was willed to them by their deceased father and father-in-law Achias/Agyas Van Dyke. Since our Hendrick Hendrickson is listed as one of the heirs of Agyas it proves that he was married to a daughter, Trynetje Van Dyke, and since she is not listed indicates that she had also died by this date. The deed mentions that the children came in possession of the land “by virtue of the last will and testament of Agyas Van Dyke late of the Yellow Brook soe called in the township of Broockland in Kings County”. This Will apparently was unrecorded as no record of it exists today and since the land was jointly owned by the heirs of Agyas Van Dyke and their spouses it had to be sold to Hendrick Van Dyke by the other heirs before he could claim clear legal title to the land. Then after a long detailed description of the land the deed was signed by all of the Grantors including our Hendrick Hendrickson who makes his mark “HH” as described in the previous Hendrick Hendrickson to Jaques and Tunis Denuys land deed. So we have one document that proves that our Hendrick Hendrickson was married to an heir of Achias/Agyas Van Dyke, that this wife Trynetje Van Dyke had died by 6 Oct 1708 and that he was the same Hendrick Hendrickson who later married Helena Cortelyou the widow of Denyse Tunisse. Not bad for one document!
The Hendrickson and Van Dyke families were well known to each other as Hendrick’s brother Daniel also married a Trynetje (Catherine) Van Dyke who was a first cousin to Trynetje the wife of our Hendrick Hendrickson plus Francyntje Hendrickson the sister of Willem, Daniel and Hendrick married Nicholas (Claus) Van Dyke who was also a first cousin to the wives of the Hendrickson brothers. You have probably wondered about the unusual name of Trynetje’s father Agyas Van Dyke sometimes spelled, Achias or Haggase. He was named after his mother’s father Aggase or Acke Jansz who moved to Amsterdam from Kniphausen, Hanover, Prussia in what is now Germany around 1616 (NYGBR 126:241). A lot of research has been done on the early New Amsterdam Van Dyke Family yet the line is still documentably inaccurate. Achias Van Dyke’s parents were Jan Thomasse and Trynetje Aggase/Haggaus and he was probably born in Amsterdam. It was thought that four of the eleven known children of Jan Thommase were from an unknown first wife however an article written by Harry Macy Jr. of NYGB Society published in Oct 1994 in issue 126 Vol 4, pp. 239-244 turned the Van Dyke research upside down. Harry reported on the research of Douglas Richardson who searched the Amsterdam RD Church Indexes for Jan Thomasse’s wife Trynetje Agges and finally found the Dutch Reformed Church baptisms for six of Jan’s children, Engeltjen, Tamas, Anna, Angnietje, Karel and Martin. Instead of Jan Van Dyke or Jan Thomasse the father of these children was listed as Jan Guecke! Guecke appears to have been a Frisian given name and Harry Macy speculates that this might have been his father’s given name while Thomass might have been his grandfather’s given name. It is more likely that Guecke was more of a Frisian surname while Thomasse was the Patronymic surname. The baptism of Achias was not found by Douglas Richardson but has since been found by our research associate Michael Morrisay in the on line Stadsarchief Amsterdam Doopregisters in the Amsterdam Old Dutch Reformed Church registers on the 2 Nov 1642 recorded as follows: “Jan Gucken, Trijn Achemius, Martja Achemius, Stadts Edsers, Aachijmijus”. This lists Jan Gucken and Trin Achemius as parents, Martja Achemius and Stadts Edsers as witnesses and Achijmijus as the child. Martja Achemius was probably Trinetje’s oldest sister and one can’t help notice that the baptism seems to be in Latin which would explain the variations in the spellings. Achias and his family came to New Amsterdam in 1652 probably with the Cornelius van Werckhoven family and their tutor Jaques Cortelyou the father of Helena the second wife of our Hendrick Hendrickson. In my next report I will continue my findings on our Van Dyke family roots and may have some new information on our immigrant Hendrickson ancestor, Hendrick Willemsz. Even since 2010 when I published my new research in the Ancestral Archive of James and Drusilla Dorris we have made even more updates and changes to our pedigrees and histories. It is only because of your dues and donations that we are able to continue this research and publish it in the Hendricks Herald. It costs us around $1,200.00 per issue to print and send out each Hendricks Herald. So we really appreciate your dues and donations! Yours Truly, Del Leavitt.
- [S5] Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City Utah 84150, Brookly Dutch Ref. Ch. Rec., FHL FIlm # 0017529. Trans. by TG Bergen. p. 498.
1705, MAy 29
Janetje d/o Henrdick Hendrickze & Tryntje, Claas Van Dyke & Jannetje Van Dyke witt
Johannes s/o Willem Hendrickson & Willemtze Lane, Stoffel Schar & Geesje Van Heckel, Antoni Rutgers & Antje Caros.
This is the only extant baptism for the Hendrickson/Van Dyke Children. Claas (Nicholas) Van Dyke was probably a first cousin to Tryntje and had married Hendrick's sister Geesje Hendrickson. The next baptismal entry in the Brooklyn DRC register is for Johannes the son of Hendrick's oldest brother Willem Hendrickson who was baptized the same day.
- [S12] Leavitt, DelLynn W., Probabilities, Possibilities, Commonalities and Plain Common Sense., ((Recently out of print)).
It is unknown where the marriage of Hendrick Hendrickson and Trynetje Van Dyke took place. Hendrick was living in Monmouth Co., NJ as early as 1692 when his brother Daniel had purchased lands named Strawberry Fields situated in Middletown. On the 3 Apr 1701 Hendrick Hendrickson is listed as a witness of a land transaction on the Hopp River between David Stout of Monmouth and Hendrick Van Dyke of Nassau Island. On the 10 Nov 1705 Hendrick Van Dyke and his wife Jonca of Brookland sell this tract of land to Hendrick Hendrickson and on the 1 July 1706 Hendrick Hendrickson sells part of this land to Jarat Schank and presumably moves back to Long Island. It is possible that Hendrick was married in the Freehold and Middletown Reformed Dutch Church who before 1709 relied on the NY Ministers for their services, baptisms and nuptials. However between 1702 and 1705 even the Long Island Ministers seem to have been lacking and the Reformed Dutch Church at Flatbush, where our ancestors lived, has no marriage banns registered for the years 1694 to 1706 when D. Vincentius Antonides began to record them. It is not stated in the Flatbush Church Record book by David William Voorhees if no marriages took place at Flatbush durning this period of time or if the registers have been lost. If Hendrick Hendrickson and Trynetje Van Dyke married before 1702 then it is very probable that they were married by Rev. Wilhelmus Lupardus in Brooklyn but after his death in 1702. It was not until 1705 that Rev. Bernardus Freeman of Schenectady was choosen by the local Church Elders to replace Rev. Lupardus. However after gaining the permission of the English Gov. Lord Cornbury many of the local Dutch paritioners rejected Rev. Freeman and partitioned the heads of the church in Amsterdam who sent a Rev. Vincentius Antonides to be the Flatbush Minister. While Rev. Freeman had the support of the Govenor, Rev. Antonides had the Church Books despite a warrant from the Govenor requesting the registers.
- [S12] Leavitt, DelLynn W., Probabilities, Possibilities, Commonalities and Plain Common Sense., ((Recently out of print)).