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Frans Janse Bloetgoet

Also Known As: "Francis Bloodgood", "Frans Jansen Bloedtgoedt"
Birthplace: Gouda, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Flushing, Province of New York
Place of Burial: Flushing, New York, Queens County, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Heyndrickse Bloetgoet and Geertgen van der Gouda
Husband of Lysbeth Jans
Father of Geertie Bloetgoet = Bloedtgoedt; Adriantje Bloetgoet = Bloedtgoedt; Isabel Frans Van Schaick; Judith Fransen Wynkoop; William Bloetgoet = Bloedtgoedt and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Janse Bloetgoet

Occupation: Alderman in Flushing in 1673
Managed by: Neil Murphy
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About Captain Frans Jansen Bloetgoet

Captain Frans Jansen Bloetgoet (Anglicized to Francis Bloodgood) (c. 1623 - 29 December 1676) was a Netherlander who immigrated to Flushing, Queens, He is the ancestor of the American Bloodgood family.

Frans Janszen Bloetgoet was born around 1623.[1] He was the son of Jan Heyndrickse Goetbloet (or Bloetgoet) and Geertgen Thomas, both of Gouda, South Holland.[2] He was living on the Corten Tiendewech, Gouda when he married Lysbeth Jans, of Gouda on 18 February 1645 at Reeuwijk, near Gouda.[1]

The couple emigrated soon after their marriage.[1] They brought with them their child, Geertie when they emigrated to New Amsterdam in 1659.[3] Bloodgood was made secretary to the Colonies on the Delaware River in 1659. They moved to Flushing, and Bloodgood was appointed Schepen of Flushing in 1673.[4] Bloodgood had acquired land, sheep and cattle by the time of his death.[3] Frans Bloetgoet and his wife both belonged to the New York Dutch Church, and all but two of their children were baptized there.[5] On 24 May 1674 he was made chief officer of the Dutch militia of the settlements of Flushing, Hempstead, Jamaica and Newtown. He died on 29 December 1676. His widow married Wouter Gysberts of Hilversum three years later.[3]


  1. Dobson 2007, p. 15.
  2. Dobson 2007, p. 14.
  3. Riker 1970, p. 698.
  4. Reynolds 1911, p. 666.
  5. Bloodgood Parker 1917, p. 229-230.
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Captain Frans Jansen Bloetgoet's Timeline

Gouda, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
February 18, 1645
Age 22
Reeuwijk, South Holland, Netherlands
Age 35
Gouda, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
January 14, 1660
Age 37
New York, NY
September 6, 1662
Age 39
New York, Queens County, Province of New York
May 25, 1665
Age 42
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
August 28, 1667
Age 44
New York, New York, USA
Age 47
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
August 4, 1672
Age 49
New York, New York County, New York, USA
March 31, 1675
Age 52
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA