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Hendrickje Brink (Cornelis)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Death: Died in Hurley, Ulster, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Mohawk, Herkimer, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Cornelis Barentsen Van de Cryl and Lysbeth Van de Cryl
Wife of Lambert Huybertse Huybertse Brink
Mother of Huybert Lambertse Brink; Cornelius Lambertsen Brink; Jannetje Lambertsen Brink; Lysbeth Newkirk (Brink); Pieter Lambertse Brink and 2 others
Sister of Annetje Cornelis VanDerCuyl; Marritje Mary Vandecuyl; Neeltie Cornelese VanDeKuyl and Lysbeth Arents Vandecuyl

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About Hendrickje Brink (Cornelis)

Mattheus Cornelissen Van Nieuwkercke of Slechtenhorst, Gelderland, Holland ba. 1600, his two sons both of whom sailed to America on the Mossman April 25, 1659 were Gerret ba. 1635 m. Cornelia (Chieltje) Slecht; and Mattheus b. ca. 1647, m. (1st) Dec. 14, 1670 Ann Lubi; (2nd) 1686 Catryna Paulus. It is our proposition that Hendrickje Cornelisse who married Lambert Huybertse (Brink) was a sister to Gerrit and Matthew, a daughter of Mattheus Cornelissen Van Nieuwkercke of Slechtenhorst. Hendrickje Cornelisse and Lambert Huybertse were Progenitors of the early Brink Family to America on the ship Faith in 1660 from Wageningen, Gelderland, Holland to New Amsterdam: Until such time as a genealogist learned in Dutch works on the “Cornelis Gerritsen” of Wageningen whose name is in the same Wageningen document with Huybert Lambertsen (Brink)’s family, circumstantial evidence which pops up repeatedly of Hendrickje Cornelisse (Brink)’s kinship to the Newkirks would appear overwhelming. The abundance of circumstance far outweighs many kinship studies: The fact that the 1660 Wageningen document (essentially a will of Lambert's father) written just before Lambert Huybertsen’s voyage to America (the van Newkirk brothers, perhaps sons of “Cornelis Gerretsen” of the Wageningen document ABB Illustration p. 6, had sailed just the year before) was quoted in Library of Congress’s: “Doddridge Family in England and America” pp. 297-298 (1-2) up to just before the mention on about Line 17 of the Wageningen protocol: “Cornelis Gerritsen”. The Wageningen document is in Dutch and not easily read by English-speaking genealogists, that probably not many have noticed that name and its possibility of a Newkirk relationship. When one takes into consideration the closeness of those Brink and Newkirk families in that time and in that place in America, they were probably also closely acquainted in Holland, the naming of their children after each other’s families, their childrens’ intermarriages, even to Matthew Cornelisse Newkirk’s family (his daughter Gertruy marrying Lambert’s son Pieter) which family had settled south in Bergen County; whereas Matthew’s older brother Gerret “Gerrit Cornelissen” moved from Bergen (perhaps with prompting from his sister Hendrickje) up to Hurley and settled into Hurley next door to the "Brinks" in 1669 when the Brinks and others were rebuilding and resettling after the 1663 Indian burning and leveling of the town, their mutual family sponsorships at baptisms (see pp. ABB 435, 436, etc). “Gerrit Cornelisse” and “Lambert Huybertse” were both at the signing of the 1677 New Paltz Indian treaty and their signatures appear in the New Paltz document next to one another (see ABB Illustration pp. 12 & 13). One asks how did Pieter Brink of Hurley meet his wife Gertruy Newkirk from Bergen if they lived so far away from each other and if the parents of each were not very well acquainted?,— that Hendrickje Cornelisse was probably Hendrickje Cornelisse Newkirk and of course it follows is a sister also to Gerrit’s younger brother Mattheus. Perhaps she had remained close to her siblings and lived part of the time down in Bergen with her brothers during those years while the town of Hurley was being re-built and made safe from Indian attacks. Who was Bijtie Gerrits? Was she related to the family of Mattheus Cornelissen Van Nieuwkercke of Slechtenhorst, Gelderland, ba. 1600? Was Mattheus Cornelissen Van Nieuwkercke of Slechtenhorst, Gelderland, ba. 1600 the parent of Gerrit, Mattheus and Hendrickje? Was he known in Holland as Cornelis Killen son of Kil Hermens of Putten, Holland? (Compiler "A Brink Book" - Laurel S. Powell <cloandlaurel@earthlink.net>).

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Hendrickje Brink's Timeline

1638
1638
Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
1654
1654
Age 16
Netherlands
1655
July 1655
Age 17
Waginingen, Gelderland, Holland

Huybert Lamberts Brink and his wife Hendrickje (Swartwout) Brink, was bom at Hurley, NY, and baptized at
the Kingston FDC on 6 Dec 1685, died in 1761. (Death year according to Wilma Barry FGS from Mary Maurine
P. Root for Percy L. Myer 56 Park Ave., Caldwell, NJ.; & Lineage ofthe Brink Family in Old Ulster Vol. 11, p.
118).

1657
1657
Age 19
Wageningen, Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands
1659
December 1659
Age 21
At sea en route to New Amsterdam

May 4 1661 is when Cornelius was baptised not when he was born.
He was born during the voyage on the ship 'Gelove' (Faith) to New Amsterdam from the Netherlands which arrived in New Amsterdam in December 1659.

1666
February 14, 1666
Age 28
Kingston, Ulster Co., New York (first known as Wildwijk and Esopus)
1669
1669
Age 31
Hurley, Ulster, New York, United States
1670
June 26, 1670
Age 32
Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
1701
1701
Age 63
Hurley, Ulster, New York, United States
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