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David Demarest (des Marets), I

Also Known As: "David /Des Marets"
Birthplace: Beauchamp, Picardy, France
Death: Died in New Milford, Bergen, New Jersey, USA
Place of Burial: New Bridge, Bergen Co. Kindechemak, NJ
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean des Marets and Marguerite de Herville
Husband of Marie Demarest (Sohier) and Rachel Clauss
Father of Jean Demarest; Marie Desmarets; David Desmarets; Jan Demarest; David Demarest, II and 9 others
Brother of Desmarets

Occupation: David founded the French Patent in NJ
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About David Demarest, I

In 1886, David D. Demarest published a speech entitled Huguenots On The Hackensack, drawing attention to the important historical role played by David desMarets in the settlement of modern-day Manhattan and Bergen County, New Jersey. Drawing strongly on Riker's Harlem, this document is significant today for two primary reasons: it was the first document to claim that David desMarets was born in 1620 in a town called Beauchamps in what is today northern France, and it was the first document to publish what purports to be a transcription of the record of David's marriage to Marie Sohier. In all other respects, this document has been superceded by the work of more recent historians.

Notes for David Des Marets: "David Des Marets was a member of a distinguished family from the province of Picardy, France; descended from Baudoin, Seigneur des Marets, 1080 and also from his son Baudoin des Marets, "who made over to the Abbey of Mount St. Andre in 1190 several heritages situated in the Seigneury des Marets". The family seat was at Menil-le-Cressons and they were allied to the Cressons of Burgundy. A Huguenot, he fled with his parents to Sluis, Zealand, Holland c1635; was living in Leyden in 1640; removed to Mannheim, Germany. He became an Elder in the French Church at Mannheim on the Rhine and four of his children were baptised there. When the Palantine was threatened by neighbouring Catholic princes, they escaped by the Rhine river to Amsterdam. He left from Amsterdam in the "Bearer" to New Amstel on the Delaware River and made a return trip to Holland in 1657. He left from Amsterdam with wife and four children in the "Bonte Koe" (Bontica - Spotted Cow) to New Amsterdam in 1663. He commanded a company of the New Haarlem militia in the second Esopus War, 1663; was a delegate from Staten Island to the General Assembly (Landtag) of the New Netherlands and magistrate for Staten Island, 1664; one of the founders of New Haarlem and purchased land there in 1665; overseer, 1667--8, 1671-2; "schepen (alderman)", 1673; magistrate, 1673, 75; large landowner. He bought several thousand acres from the Tappon Indians in 1677 and founded the French Church at Kinderkameek. " Source: Compendium of American Genealogies "David des Marets left France with his family and lived 12 years in the Netherlands then went to the US; spent two years on Staten Island where he was connected with the Huguenot church, (the church contains a tablet in his memory), then 12 years in Haarlem, connected with the Dutch church. In 1677 he secured from the Indians and Sir George Carteret the French Patent of the Hackensack. In 1678 he came accompanied by seven adults of his own name; a few other French families--La Rou, de Viaux, DuRie. " Source: Holland Society of New York compiled genealog -------------------- IMMIGRATION: 1663, Bontecou to New Amsterdam -------------------- Married Marie Sohier at the French Church Middleburg, Zeeland, 7/24/1643.

They migrated to America sailing from Holland April 16,1663

They had 8 children. -------------------- David Des Marets was also known as David Demarest. He was also known as David De Maree. David Des Marets was born in 1620 at near, Amiens, Beauchamps, Picardie, France. David Des Marets was born in 1620 at Beauchamps, Chambray, France. David Des Marets was born in 1620 at Beauchamps, near Amiens, Cambray, France. He resided at at Middleburg, Island of Walcheren, Netherlands, in 1642; joined a colony of Belgian and French refugees. He a member of the Protistant church, Middleburg, island of Walcheren, Netherlands at Protistant Church, Middleburg, Island of Walcheren, Netherlands, 1643. Marriage banns for David Des Marets and Marie Sohier were published on 4 July 1643. Marriage banns for David Des Marets and Marie Sohier were published on 19 July 1643. David Des Marets married Marie Sohier, daughter of Francois Sohier and Margrieta (Unknown), on 29 July 1643 at Walloon Church, Middleburg, Zeeland, Netherlands. David Des Marets and Marie Sohier resided at at German Palatinate, Mannheim on the Rhine, Germany, in 1651. David Des Marets Elder, French Church, Manheim, Germany at French Church, Manheim, Palatinate, Germany, circa 1652. On 16 April 1663 Sailed from Amsterdam, Netherlads of Landed in New Netherlands aboard the ship Bontekoe (The Spotted Cow). He resided at at Huguenot Village, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, between 1664 and 1668. In the group were about 90 persons, men, women, and children, the French comprising a third of the number. On the passenger list were the names "David deMaire from Picardie, his wife ad four children, the ages of the children being eighteen, eleven, six and one years respectively. Each adult was charged 39 flrins por passage and board, children of ten years and under (except infants) half price. The bill for the desMarets family was 175 florins, 10 stivers, and exhobitant amount for that period. He was also known as David D'Amerex as he was known on Staten Island. He was was appointed Senior Commisary of the local courd opened on Staten Island by order of the Director General and Council of New Netherland. He resided at at Harlem, New York County, New York, in 1669. He left a will on 26 August 1689. He died on 16 October 1693 at New Mllford, Bergen County, New Jersey. He was buried circa 18 October 1693 at New Bridge, Kindachemack, Bergen County, New Jersey. He died on 16 October 1695 at New Milford, Bergen County, New Jersey. He died in 1697 at New Milford, Bergen County, New Jersey. He was buried at New Milford, Bergen County, New Jersey. His estate was proved on 30 July 1697.

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David Demarest, I's Timeline

Beauchamp, Picardy, France
Beauchamp, , , France
Age 23
Middleburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
April 14, 1645
Age 25
Middelburg, Zeeland, Nederland
October 21, 1646
Age 26
Isle of Wlachern, Zeeland, Nederlands

Baptized October 31, 1646

Age 27
June 1649
Age 29
Zeeland, Holland
December 20, 1651
Age 31
December 20, 1651
Age 31
Mannheim, Palatinate, Germany
August 5, 1656
Age 36
Mannheim, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany