Hendrick Jacobsson (c.1630 - 1704)

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Place of Burial: New Castle County, DE
Birthplace: Sverige
Death: Died
Managed by: Lindsay J.L. Scott
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About Hendrick Jacobsson

  1. 120. Hendrick Jacobsson (Brandywine Creek, Christiana hundred, 238

acres) arrived in New Sweden as a soldier in 1654 and was stationed at Fort Christina in 1655. He married about this time and settled at Calcon Hook, where he was named one of the owners in a 1663 Dutch patent, later confirmed by the English. About 1676 Hendrick also acquired a half-interest in 100 acres on Crum Creek owned by Nils Mattsson (#64) and was living at that location in February 168314 when he and his son Jacob Hendricksson posted bond for his wife Gertrude's good behavior. Like Nils' wife, she had been accused of witchcraft. Hendrick Jacobsson soon moved with his family to New Castle County where, on 20 March 1686, he acquired 100 acres on the south side of Brandywine Creek from Timen Stiddem's five sons. By a resurvey in 1703, it was found to contain 238 acres. On 25 June 1701, Hendrick Jacobsson, "now very ancient," testified about his sale of the Crum Creek property to Reynier Petersson in 1690. Hendrick's will, drafted and witnessed by his son-in-law Charles Springer, was dated 5 May 1704 and proved 6 June 1704. His will and property records identify at least seven children: Jacob Hendricksson (#184), born by 1656; Catharine, born c. 1658, who married John Andersson Cock (#119); Hendrick Hendricksson, born by 1662; Maria, who married Charles Springer (#118); John Hendricks- son, born by 1666; Anna; and Williamke.4 In 1693, Hendrick Jacobsson's household of four included his sons Hendrick and John Hendricksson, who were still unmarried. On 8 Dec. 1683, William Penn had granted Hendrick Hendricksson and his brother Jacob a warrant for 300 acres in New Castle County, which they sold in 1692 to Eric Andersson (#152). Hendrick Hendricksson was still unmarried when he was assigned a pew in Holy Trinity in 1699, but shortly thereafter he married Judith (parents not identified). He inherited the Brandywine Creek property in 1704 and was still living in 1743 when he conveyed the same to his son Andrew. Widow Judith Hendrickson, born c. 1673-74, was buried 30 Jan. 17.56.' John Hendricksson shared a 250-acre tract at New Stockholm, Gloucester County, in 1687. Shortly after this 1693 census he married Brita Mattsson, daughter of Peter Mattsson (#60). In 1701 John Hendricksson and his brother-in-law John Andersson Cock were each granted 100 acres near Red Clay Creek. John Hendricksson established his home here and named eight children in his will of 8 October 1731, proved 7 Nov. 1745. His widow, Brita Mattsson, died on 11 June 1750 at the age of 76.6

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Hendrick Jacobsson's Timeline

1630
1630
Sverige
1658
1658
Age 28
1660
1660
Age 30
1662
1662
Age 32
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
1665
1665
Age 35
1672
1672
Age 42
Christiana, New Castle, Delaware, United States
1680
1680
Age 50
Pennsylvania
1683
1683
Age 53
New Castle County, DE
1704
1704
Age 74
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