Captain Jan Janse Van Dyck

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About Captain Jan Janse Van Dyck

Captain Jan Janse Van Dyke emigrated in 1652

Jan, married Teuntje Thyssen Lanen Van Pelt, daughter of Matthys Van Pelt, on 9 May 1673 at New York City, New York.

Circa 1679 Jan resided in New Utrecht, (an area in the vicinity of what is now known as Fort Hamilton) where he was magistrate in 1679. Governor Leisler by commission which is recorded in the "Documentary History of New York", vol. xxxvi., at page 142, commissioned him in December 1689, a Lieutenant in Jan Hanse's company of New Utrecht militia, of which Joost Van Brunt was Ensign of Foot. In 1700, he was commissioned Captain by Richard (Coote) Earl of Bellomont. In September, 1726, he sold for £1676 to his son-in-law, Capt. Rutgent Van Brunt, who had married his daughter Jannetji, his homestead in New Utrecht with sixty acres of land and also a large tract of land at Canarsie, N. Y.

Jan at seventy-four, thinking his days of work were over, Jan sold his farm to his son-in-law, Captian Rutgers Van Brunt, for £1676, circa 1724

Captain Jan Janse Van Dyke left a Will on 16 May 1735. The Will, which was admitted to probate in New York County, November 9, 1736, and is recorded in the Surrogate's office in Liber 13 of Wills, page 35. The witnesses to the will were Cornelius Van Brunt, Joost Van Brunt, Theodore Ellsworth, and Christopher Codwise. The preamble to the Will is as follows:

.. In the Name of God, Amen. I, John Van Dyck of New Utrecht, in Kings County, on the Island Nassau, in ye Province of New York, Yeoman, being of perfect health, both in body and mind, and knowing the certainty of death and uncertainty of the time of its approach, Do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I bequeath my soul to God who gave it, my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently interred at the discretion of my executors hereafter named, in certain hopes of Resurrection and the Union of my body and soul at the last day and of Eternal Life through the sole merits of my blessed Savior Jesus Christ and as to what worldly estate God hath pleased to Bestow upon me and that shall belong to me at the time of my Dec'se after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid and satisfied, I give, devise and bequeath of the same in manner and form following ..."

By his will he gave to his children "John Van Dyck, Mattys Van Dyck, Catherine, widow of Daniel Hendrickson, Jannetji, wife to Capt. Rutgers Van Brunt, Angennetj, wife to Simon De Hart" all his personal estate after paying legacies; to his grandson John Stephens, five shillings; to his granddaughter, Teuntji, widow of John Sleigh, £25; to his grandchildren Ii the children of my daughter Catleyntje deceased which was the wife of Garret Kette1tas in number 3 sons and 3 daughters each 5 shillings"; to his "great grandson John Van Buren, son of my granddaughter Teuntji Richon deceased which was wife of Dr. John Van Buren, Jr., £25. to be paid when he comes of age." He appointed as executors his "sons John Van Dyke. Mattys Van Dyke, Rutgers Van Brunt, and Simon De Hart. -------------------- details of some of these facts , see page 15 et seq.

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Captain Jan Janse Van Dyck's Timeline

Reusel-De Mierden, North Brabant, The Netherlands
- 1652
May 9, 1673
Age 21
New York, NY
Age 21
New York, Queens (now Nassau), New York, United States
Age 23
霍尔姆德尔陶恩希普, NJ, USA
Age 26
Brooklyn, NY
November 13, 1681
Age 29
Amersfoort, Amersfoort, New York, The Netherlands
Age 30
Long Island, New Utrecht, New York, United States
November 1683
Age 31
New Utrecht- Brooklyn, Ny, New York, USA
Age 35
New York, Kings, New York, United States

Oath taken having lived in colony for 35 years