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Jan Dircksen Meyer

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Death: Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Dirck Meyer and Maritje Meyer (Post)
Husband of Tryntje Andriesse Grevenraet and Baertje Hendrickse Mayer
Father of Dircksje Frederica Vreeland; Andries Jansen Meyers; Johannes Jansen Meyer; Pieter Meyer; Lysbeth Meyer and 1 other

Occupation: painter
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About Jan Dircksen Meyer

Jan Dircksen Meyer

New Amsterdam Immigrant

• one of the 93 who signed the Remonstrance that convinced Stuyvesant to surrender New Netherland to the British in 1664.

-------------------- His son Pieter was born in New York in 1657.

• (from the Cornelius Mitchell genealogy) New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vols. 4, 9, 61. .Annals of Newtown, by James Riker, Jr. JAN DIRCKSZEN MEYER (468) Jan Dirckszen Meyer, obviously son of a Dirck Meyer, is the earliest ancestor in this line of whom we find any record. He was born, probably in Amsterdam, Holland. The date of his death is uncertain. He was living Feburary 26, 1689 and had died prior to June 12, 1700. He married Tryntje (Catharina) Grevenraedt probably in Amsterdam, Holland. They came to New Amsterdam after the birth of their second child.

Jan married second, Badatje Kip, widow of Jan Wanshaer, November 25, 1677.

There is reason to believe that Jan Meyer was a painter and that he was admitted to the rights of small burgher on April 14, 1659. His wealth at the time of the final cession of New York to the English in 1674 has been estimated at $2000. He resided then in the present Bridge Street but in 1686 he was living in Stone Street between Whitehall and Broad.

• Jan was one of signers of the petition to surrender New Amsterdam to the British.

•The children of Jan Dirckszen Meyer and Tryntje were: 1. Andries, born in Amsterdam, Holland, date unknown; m. Vrouwtje Iden Van der Vorst (or Van Vorst). The date of his death is not known.

2. Dirckje (sometimes called Dirckje Jans), born in Amsterdam, Holland; m. June 3 or June 20, 1670, Enoch Michielszen (or Vreeland). She died October 5, 1688.

3. Johannes, baptized in the Dutch Church in New Amsterdam, February 25, 1652. He was called in the baptismal record son of Jan Dirckszen. The mother's name is not mentioned in the record.

4. Lysbeth, baptized January 31, 1655. She was called daughter of Jan Dircksen in the baptismal record. Mother's name not mentioned in the record.

5. Pieter (234), baptized March 25, 1657.

6. Elsje, baptized February 25, 1663. No further record. Not to be confused with Elsje Meyer, a daughter of Andries Meyer who married Evert Duyking on February 3, 1704.

see map: http://www.ekamper.net/gr-misc.htm This is interactive: If you place the cursor over any lot the owner's name at that time (if known) is shown.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/bruce.hopper/Descendants/myers_descendants.htm

Note:

The name of Meyers (or Myer) is a very ancient and common one both in Germany and Holland, and is supposed to take its derivation from Meyer, a country Mayor, or Sheriff, sometimes, though rarely, translated Farmer ; Meyery, a Manor, Mayoralty, or Lordship ; or, perhaps, from Meir, a lake. Its exact designation among the individuals here given, we have not more definitely attempted to trace. The orthography varies in the same family, but the most common form of the name as it appears in the records is Meyer and Myer. There were four persons,* early resi- dents of New Amsterdam, who do not appear to have been related to each other, but from whom sprung four distinct lines of this family in New York.

These were:

Jillis (or Gillis) Pieterszen [Meyer],
'''Jan Dirckszen 

Meyer,

Marten Janszen Meyer,
and Adolf Meyer
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Jan Dircksen Meyer's Timeline

1630
1630
Amsterdam, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
1647
1647
Age 17
(uncertain)

Tryntje's brother Isaac was a successful burgher who had a flow of funds coming to him as a landlord of several properties.

Jan and Tryntje lived in one that had been originally owned by Jan Eversen Boud (or Bout, or Boot) in 1646. A map of the 1660's show them living there, just off the south wall of the fort.

1650
1650
Age 20
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
1653
1653
Age 23
Holland, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
1655
1655
Age 25
New York
1655
Age 25
New Amsterdam, New York City, New York, Ny
1657
March 25, 1657
Age 27
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
1673
February 1673
Age 43
New York
October 16, 1673
Age 43
New Orange, New York

As of this date the city of New York had been reconquered by the Dutch. It was then known as the city of New Orange.
see the document: http://www.geni.com/documents/view?doc_id=6000000031076505918

The Meyer family was compensated with other land in the area.

1677
November 25, 1677
Age 47
Nieuw-Amsterdam, Nieuw-Nederland