Most of the descendants of Pieter Wyckoff have the family of Grietje van Nes, his wife, coming from the town of Nes on the island of Ameland. I checked the town of Nes on Ameland, their registers went back as far as 1600. That is how I know Grietje's father did not come from there.When I went to check the town of Nes near Laeckerveldt, where Grietje's mother came from, it turned out that their records did not start till 1650.However, it stands to reason that in those days Grietje's family would come from a town close to Laeckerveldt and not Ameland, which is a few hundred kilometers away. Now to be done in a couple of hours, but too great a distance in those days.
The name of Grietjes mother, van den Burggraeff, does not mean that her father was a count."Van den" simply means belonging to or of.Her family most likely worked for the count (Burggraef). No count in his right mind would have left Holland in those days, they were too well off.