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Cornelius Hendrickse Van Ness

Nicknames: "Cornelis Hendricksz /Van Ness/"
Birthplace: Nes, Island of Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Fairfield, Essex, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Hendrick Gerritse Van Ness and Anneke Gerritje Wessels
Husband of Maritie Adamse Damen and Maycke Hendrickse van der Burchgraeff
Father of Simon van Ness; Hendrick Cornelisen Van Ness, 1623-1717; Grietje Cornelisse Wyckoff; Evert Cornelissen Van Ness; Aeltje van Ness and 4 others
Brother of Gerrit Hendricksen Blauvelt

Occupation: Farmer. Mentioned in 1643, along with Andries de Vos and Cornelis Segers van Egmont, as the principal farmers of Rensselaerswyck colony.Also had a brewery at Greenbush, owned jointly with his son-in-law Jan Oothout.
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About Cornelis Hendrick Van Ness

New Amsterdam Immigrant

Event: 2nd marriage 1664 Maritie "Maerrien" Damen

Immigration: 1642 On ship "Oaktree"


Cornelis Hendrickse VAN NES [Parents] was born about 1600 in Emberland, South Holland, Netherlands. He married Mayken Van Den BURCHGRAEFF.

Mayken Van Den BURCHGRAEFF [Parents] was born about 1604 in Emberland, South Holland, Netherlands. She died after 1658. Mayken married Cornelis Hendrickse VAN NES.

They had the following children:

F i Gerritje VAN NES


Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness (M)

b. 1599/0, d. after 12-Nov-1684, #750

    Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness was the son of Hendrick Gerritse Van Ness and Gerritje (Unknown). Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness was born in 1599/0 at Nes, Island of Ameland, Netherlands. He married Maycke Hendrieux Van Der Burchgraeff, daughter of Hendrick A. Van Der Burchgraeff and Annetje Janse, on 31-Jul-1625 at Harvendijk, Zeeland, Netherlands. Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness married Maritie Damen on 21-Mar-1663/64 at Renselaerwyck, Rensselaer County, New York. Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness died after 12-Nov-1684 at Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey.
    He was also known as Cornelius Hendrickse Van Ness. He resided at at Vianen on the Haverdijk, South Holland, Netherlands, in 1625. He and Maycke Hendrieux Van Der Burchgraeff immigrated in Aug-1641 to Rensselaerseick, New Netherlands; probably came aboard the ship "den Eyckenboon" which arrived at New Amsterdam in August 1641. He is mentiooned with Andries de Vos and Corneilis Segers van Egmont as being the prionciple farmers of Rensselaerswyck colony whose terms all other farmes must accept in 1643. Cornelis, his wife and son-in-law Peter Claes, had arguments with Director Brant Aertsz van Slichtenhorst of Rensselaerswyck. These arguments resulted in several law suits, and Van Ness was forced to apoogize for the slanderous language he used against the Director. In 1648. On 25-Aug-1650 Cornelis Van Ness leased tor eight years a farm in Greenbush, Renssselaerswyck.

Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness held the position of of Counciler of Rensselaerwyck between 1652 and 1658. He was granted a patent fo 50 morgens of land at Amerrsfoort (Flatlands, Long Island), where in 1664 his dughter Grietie and her husband, Peter Claes, later called Wyckoff, lived on 23-May-1659. He held the position of of Counciler of Rensselaerwyck between 1660 and 1661. He held the position of of Counciler of Rensselaerwyck in 1663. He was grandted a patent of 21 Morgens of land in Schenectady on 16-Jun-1664. He left a will in 1677 at Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. He and Maritie Damen resided at at Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, in 1677. On 12-Nov-1684 the last record of Cornelis Van Ness, he is referred to as "old Van Nes."

    Children of Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness and Maycke Hendrieux Van Der Burchgraeff:
   Gerritje Van Ness+   b. circa 1626, d. 10-Sep-1689
   Grietje Cornelis Van Ness+   b. 1627, d. between 1699 and 1703
   Hendrick Cornelisse Van Ness+   b. circa 1638, d. before 9-May-1717
   Hendrickje Cornelis Van Ness   b. 1640
   Gerrit Cornelissen Van Ness   b. circa 1645, d. before 10-Jun-1715
   Jan Cornelise Van Ness   b. circa 1646
   Cornelia Evertse Van Ness+   b. circa 1662 

-------------------- Native of the village of Nes on the island of Ameland in the province of Friesland, North Holland. Later, he lived in Vianen near Utrecht in South Holland, which was the home of IKillian Van Rensselaer. He and his wife Maycke came to Rensselaerwick on the Hudson River in August 1641. He was a man of education and ability and was influential in the affairs of the colony. He owned a farm near Greenbush but was no farmer. His main income was from his brewery and his mercantile and political activities.

He and son-in-law Pieter Claesen engaged in prolonged controversy with Van Slichtenhorst, the autocratic director of the colony, which ended when Pieter left the colony in June 1649 and Van slichtenhorst was arrested on 18 April 1652 by order of Pieter Stuyvesant, director of the colony. -------------------- Member of the council of Rensselaer Wyck

More on this family here: -------------------- Cornelis Hendrick VanNess (son of Hendrick Gerretse VanNess and ) was born . He died (Other spouses: )

Cornelis Hendrick VanNess married Mayke Hendrieux vandenBurchgraeff on .

Mayke Hendrieux vandenBurchgraeff (daughter of Hendrick Adrianse vandenBurchgraeff and Annetje Janse) was born . She died . (Other spouses: )

They had the following children:

Grietje (Margaret) VanNess born: . died: -------------------- Immigration: 20 AUG 1641 From Amsterdam May 17, 1641 to New Amsterdam 20 Aug. 1641 Den Eyckenboom

1.Has Children Geertje Van Ness b: 1626 in Emmeloord, Overijssel, Holland, The Netherlands 2.Has Children Grietje Cornelis Van NESS b: ABT 1629 in Rensselarryck, The Netherlands 3.Has No Children Gerrit Van Ness b: ABT 1630 4.Has Children Henrick Van Ness b: ABT 1638 5.Has Children Hendrickje Cornelis Van Ness b: ABT 1645 in Vianen, The Netherlands 6.Has No Children Jan Van Ness b: ABT 1645

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Cornelis Hendrick Van Ness's Timeline

Nes, Island of Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands
Age 20
<Harvendijk, Zeeland, Netherlands>
Age 23
Vianen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Age 24
Emmeloord, Overijssel, Holland, Netherlands
July 31, 1625
Age 25
Harvenrieux, Zeeland, Netherlands
Age 25
Vianen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Age 32
of Vianen, S Holland, Netherlands
Age 34
Emberland, Netherlands
Age 36
Albany, Albany, New York
Age 40
Greenbush, (Albany), Albany, New York