Re: Hans Jansen van Noortstrant will of 1679
Hi Barbara - this is great!Thanks so much for sharing.I'm just now trying to put this family together and it's NOT easy.Perhaps you (or another reader?) could help me sort it out.
Jan Van Nostrand was born about 1591 on Nostrand Island.Is this island in Norway or Netherlands or Germany???His son is the immigrant Hans Jansen Van Nostrand.
Hans Jansen Van Nostrand was born about 1600 on Nostrand Island.In about 1625 he married Rymerig Volkert at Nostrand and they had several children: Jan and Maritje (at least) seem to have immigrated to America with their parents in about 1639/1640.It seems that wife/mother Remerig died within a few years of their arrival in America.When the mother died Maritje (9 years old) and sister Elsa were placed in the New York home of Phillip Garretson (a farm family and he kept a tavern) where they were taught sewing, cooking, and other household duties.They were placed with the Garretson's for 01 Jan 1645 - 01 Jan 1648.One version of their children lists VOLKERT born about 1634 at Nostrand, married 03 Apr 1681 at Flatbush, NY Sarah Albertse Terhune, died 1686; MARITJE born 1636 at Nostrand, married 28 Jan 1653 at Esopus, NY Jurian Westfall, died 1680 at Kingston, NY; SYMON born 1637 at Nostrand, married 24 Oct 1662 on Long Island, NY Maria Fredericks; RAMMETJIE (could this be Elsa?) born 08 Dec 1641 (maybe NY?).The older JAN was born before immigration ... when and where?Wife/mother Rymerig must have died before the girls were placed with the Garretson's in 1645?
Hans Jansen Nostrand married for a second time 29 Nov 1652 at Kingston, NY to Janneken Gerritse Van Loon and they had several children:CATHERINE born 30 Nov 1653 at Flatlands, NY, married 1671 at Flatlands, NY to Lucas Stevensen Van Voorhees, died 30 Mar 1688 at Flatlands, NY; GARRET born 1661 on Long Island, married 20 Apr 1685 on Long Island to Jannetje Remsen; JANS born 1679 on Long Island; and PETER (from the will), too.
Is this all of the children?Can someone fill in details and help make a good list?Which Jan/John/Hans married Willemptje Van Boerum in NY on 20 Jan 1696?I was guessing that it must be the youngest one.
You have Hans Jansen Van Nostrand's will of 20 Aug 1679, proved 01 Apr 1690 that seems to support his death in 1690.
I've been pulling information from several sources today and then found your will information.I'll appreciate any help available to sort this all out!
Thanks, again - Janice, [email protected]