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HENDRIK was raised by his Step-Father, SWART JACOB JANSEN, and later lived near Bread and Cheese Island with his younger brother, PAUL.
New Castle, Delaware Records, Volumn 1, page 160 identified HENDRIK GARRETSON as a Colonist.
November 1677:New Castle, Delare Records, Volumn 1, Page 163, SWART JACOB JANSZ and his two sons, Poul & Hendrik, living at Christine Kill, were FINED 20 Guilders each for refusing to work on Mr. BLOCK's dike.
November 1677:Page # 177, SWART JACOB and two sons were taxable, and were ordered to make Wolf Traps.
October 14, 1679:Jacob JANSEN and Henry GERRETSON signed an agreement for building a new sawmill on White Clay Creek, near Bread and Cheese Island.Both men signed with "Marks".
May 31, 1681, Hendrik (GERRITZEN) GARRETSON was granted the right to 12 acres of marsh by the New Castle Court.
October 4, 1681:Henry (GERRITSON's) GARRETSON's, mother, ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON (HENDRICKS), widow of SWART JACOB JANSEN of Christiana Creek, deceased, conveyed to BROER SINNEX, a neighbor, a piece of marshland near Christiana Creek.
September 5, 1682, Hendrik (GERRITZEN) GARRETSON was approved to take up 150 acres near White Clay Creek and Christiana Creek.
February 21, 1683:JAN GARRETSON van Hof, HENDRIK GARRETSON, and PAUL GARRETSON, became "Loyal" BRITISH CITIZENS.NOTE:THIS EVENT TIES THE THREE BROTHERS TOGETHER AND SHOWED THAT OUR HERITAGE WAS NON-BRITISH.WE WERE FROM "DUTCH" FAMILIES THAT WERE FORCED TO GIVE ALLEGIANCE TO THE BRITISH CROWN.
March 1683:HENRY and PAUL GARRETSON were taxed for 200 acres of land.
November 28, 1721, HENRY GERRITZEN's will named four sons and three daughters as follows:
Son HENRY, to get 100 acres and house.
Son JOHN, to get 100 acres, house, and two cows.
Son, GARRETT, to get 100 acres and Pine Tree Swamp, and two oxen.
Son, PETER to get 100 acres of land between John & Garrett's land.
Daughter, Catherine, to get 1 cow, 1 bed & sheets.
Daughter, Anne, to get 1 cow, 1 bed & sheets.
Daughter, Elizabeth, to get 1 cow, 1 bed & sheets.