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Descendants of Adriaen Willemsz Plas

Generation No. 4


4. PIETER4 VAN STOUTENBURG (WILLEM (WILLIAM) S.3 VAN OLDENBARNEVELDT, MARIA2 VAN UTRECHT, ADRIAEN WILLEMSZ1 PLAS) was born Abt. 1613 in Holland, and died March 09, 1697/98 in New Amsterdam (now New York City, N.Y., USA). He married EVE AFEGY (AEFJE) VAN TIENHOVEN July 25, 1649 in New Amsterdam (now New York City, N.Y., USA), daughter of LUCASZ VAN TIENHOVEN and JANNETJE BREUCKLYN. She was born Bet. 1609 - 1629 in Breucklyn, Province of Utrecht, Holland, and died Bet. 1644 - 1713.

Notes for P
IETER VAN STOUTENBURG:
Information copied from Stoutenburg Circles:

Honorable Pieter Van Stoutenburg, "Gentleman", Treasurer of the Colony of New Amsterdam in 1676

Born in Holland 1613; Died in New York Mar. 9 1698 or 1699. A loyal Hollander and an American Patriot.

per James Peck:

Pieter Van Stoutenburg, her husband, was highly educated and of illustrious lineage on both paternal distaff sides. He was born at Amersfoort Province of Utrecht, Holland, in 1613. When his, grandfather. John Van Olden Barneveld was at the zenith of his power as, Grand Advocate of Holland, the most famous statesman in all Europe (says Motley in his "Life and Death of. John of Barneveld,") "one of the noblest characters of his or any country and of "ancient and noble family."

Pieterís father was William Van Olden Barneveld Lord of Stoutenburg (In Eemland. three miles from Amersfoort a "brilliant and talented Cavalry officer, a diplomatic ambassador of Holland at the Court of France and a favorite with Henry IV, the King, who fled from Holland in 1624 after organizing a conspiracy to kill Prince Maurice of Orange in revenge for the beheading of his famous and patriotic father after a trial and the systematic beggaring and ruin of all his family by the treachery of Maurice. His crime, though unjustifiable, was excused by more than half of his countrymen and subsequent revelations of historical archives, translated from the Dutch and French, have largely discredited the statement of alleged "eye-witnesses" (among his enemies) that he appeared at the fall of Antwerp at the head of Spain's Black Cavalry of invasion.

He drifted into France and became lost under an incognito. Whether he came thus to Nieuw Amsterdam with his son Pieter Von Stoutenburgh, or not is uncertain but Pieter, at the age of 25 certainly came with, Governor Kieft and served the Colony with distinction until his death in 1699. His name appears often in the Dutch records here notably in Dominie Selynís Diary of 1686 and in the "N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record," Vol. II, January, 1871 p. 36-38, where he is called by Nicholas de Meyer. Nov. 14, 1876, "Treasurer of the Cityí and handed the tax list to execute.

His wife, Aefjie Van Tienhoven was a daughter of Rachel Vinge and the Schout-Fiscael Corneliius Van Tienhoven, "Secretary of the Colony," as already shown.

Pieterís mother was the Saintly Walburg de Marnix,í daughter of Philip de Marnix, Lord of St. Aidegonde of Zoubourg (b. 1538; d. 1598 at Leyden) near Flushing, Zeeland," one of the greatest men of the Netherlands whom Motley describes at great length in his "History of the United Netherlands."

Pieter Stoutenburgh was granted a Patent by Governor Stuyvesant to lands in Manhattan, April 7, 1664 and confirmed by Gov. Richard Nichols also on Sept. 23, 1667. See "Patents 1667-1671, Vol. II, p. 106," in office of the Secretary of State, Albany, and on p. 110 is Van Eienhovenís patent also.

The facts and data given above and such others prior to 1866 as prove the descent, as indicated, of the Stoutenburghs from Pieter Stoutenburgh, Anneke Jans Sara Roeloff, Dr. Kierstede, Annetjie Van Rollegom and others contemporary with them have all been proved in court and the genealogical tree there of filed as an exhibit in the case of "The Heirs of Anneke Jans vs. The Corporation of Trinity Church In New York City," circa 1866-75 (Third and Final Adjudication thereof)


copied from "Yellow Sheets" from Annamay Batty:

Pieter Van Stoutenburg, son of Willem, came to New Amsterdam in 1638. He was the only one by that surname to come to the New World, so far as is known. It seems that he worked hard to be useful and contributory to his new land. He bought property and lived at Broad and Wall Streets. Now this is the heart of New York's financial district. His tulip gardens were famous. It is said that he was the first to introduce that flower to his country.

In July of 1649, he married Aefgy Van Tienhoven. Aefgy was the daughter or amybe a sister of Cornelius Van Tienhoven, a New Amsterdam landowner. Pieter and Aefgy had nine children but it appears that only six lived beyond infancy.

Pieter was prominent in government, and was Treasurer of New Amsterdam in 1676. His sixth child (first son) was Tobias. Rumor only, says that willem, pieter's father, came to his country to visit his son and grandchildren, but I have seen no real evidence supporting his as fact.

The Honorable Pieter Van Stoutenburg died in 1698/99.

On a map of Dutch grants, which shows land purchases from the mid to late 17th century, Pieter Van Stoutenburg owned property close to "the Lant Poort" on Broadway. There is both a Broad St. and of course, Broadway. In any event, there was a goodly amount of land in the families' possession, due to purchase and marriage inheritance. Van Tienhoven's land was where the Stock Exchange now stands and Trinity Church and the Equitable Buildings stand on the previous Stoutenburg property.

Heirs of Pieter Van Stoutenburg:

Pieter made a deed to the "Minister, Elders and Deacons of Reformed Protestant Dutch Church within the city of New Yorke": to a Lot of ground situate, lying and being in the westward of the sme city without the North Gate and on the Eastside of the Street commonly called and known by the name of Broadway.

Heirs were detailed as:

Tobias Stoutenburg (bricklayer)of the city of New Yorke in America, and Antje, his wife, Isaac Stoutenburg (carpenter) and Wyntje, his wife, Albertus Ringe/Ringo (cordwainer/leather worker/shoemaker) and Jannetje Stoutenburg, his wife, William Waldreon (cooper-barrel-maker) and Engeltje Stoutenburg, his wife.


List of children obtained from "History of Oyster Bay" by H. Stoutenburg

Pieter was said to have arrived in New Amsterdam at the same time as Governor Kieft, 28 March 1638, however, this is uncertain. He has been described as the rich treasurer of the colony and one of the Prominent burgesses of New Amsterdam. On 16,Aug. 1673, he was nominated as schepens or magistrate, and in 1676, he became treasurer.

It is said that he had done so well under the Dutch, that the English kept him on in that capacity after they took over the city. Pieter had the qualities expressed on the inscription of the Stoutenburg Coat of Arms, " Nilcsire Tuttissima Fides" (Nothing known of them but the utmost fidelity). He served on the Board of Deacons of the Dutch Reformed Church, and was an officer of the Dutch Church School.

In 1674, Pieter and his family lived on Broadway above the Wall, but the house had to be torn down to strengthen the defenses as it was built too close to the Wall. The house was #5 above the Wall on the map, Castello Plan 82e. It bordered the Great House #6. These two houses had been owned by Jan Vinje and other heirs of Adriana Cuvile (Cuviller) widow of Jan Jansen Damen. It is
said that his tulip gardens were located there. He is credited with bringing the first tulip bulbs to New Amsterdam in his pocket and his tulip gardens were famous in the city.

This famous and valued property became the site of the Presbyterian Church, and later, the site of the Equitable Building. In 1686, he lived near his daughter and her husband, Albertus Ringo, on Heeren Gracht, oost syde (Broad Street, East Side). It is thought that he is buried on his home site or very near by.



More About P
IETER VAN STOUTENBURG:
Occupation: Businessman, politician

Notes for E
VE AFEGY (AEFJE) VAN TIENHOVEN:
5) Aefjie van Tienhoven was a daughter of the celebrated Cornelius van Tienhoven, "Schout," "Great Burgher," "Secretary of the Colony," "Receiver General" and "Attorney General" in 1652, under Gov. William Kieft and probably the most restless, active, talented, and politically important man of the early days of New Amsterdam. He was one of the two largest landowners on Manhattan and together with Jan Jansen Damen owned the entire width of the city from East to Hudson's River from about Maiden Lane to Chambers Street.

The most important men and women of the Colony sponsored her nine children in baptism. Three died young, of the six who survived were married into representative families except Lucas who appears to have never married. The exact date of her death is uncertain.

Marriage Notes for P
IETER VAN STOUTENBURG and EVE VAN TIENHOVEN:
Their marriage record was found in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collections, in the Marriage Records of the Reformed Dutch Church 1639-1652. Vol.1, page 15, July 25, 1649
     
Children of P
IETER VAN STOUTENBURG and EVE VAN TIENHOVEN are:
  i.   ENGELTJE5 VAN STOUTENBURG, b. August 20, 1651; d. as an infant.
5. ii.   ENGELTJE VAN STOUTENBURG, b. January 05, 1652/53, New Amsterdam, New York; d. Bet. 1676 - 1744.
  iii.   INFANT UNNAMED VAN STOUTENBURG, b. December 13, 1654.
6. iv.   JANNETJE VAN STOUTENBURG, b. August 30, 1656, New Amsterdam, NY; d. Abt. 1734, Hunterdon Co., NJ.
  v.   WYNTJE VAN STOUTENBURG, b. May 08, 1658.
  More About WYNTJE VAN STOUTENBURG:
Baptism: as a child

  vi.   TOBIAS VAN STOUTENBURG, b. January 18, 1659/60, New Amsterdam, New York; d. 1715.
  vii.   WYNTJE VAN STOUTENBURG, b. October 15, 1662; d. July 11, 1734.
  viii.   LUCAS VAN STOUTENBURG, b. January 10, 1665/66.
  ix.   ISAAC VAN STOUTENBURG, b. September 23, 1668; d. September 21, 1711, New York City, NY, USA.



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