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John Laurens Dey ( Duyts), Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Laurens Duyts and Sarah Hance Vincent
Husband of Anne (Ann) Duyts Browne
Father of John Lawrence Dey Dye; William Dey; James Dye; Phobe Dey; Andrew Dey and 7 others
Brother of Catherina / Catherine Paulding Dye, CHALLENGED
Half brother of Vincent Fountaine; Elisabeth Fountaine; James Hans Duyts; Catherina / Catherine Paulding Dye, CHALLENGED; William (1676-1692) Duyts Dye, CHALLENGED and 4 others

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About John Laurens (Duyts) Dey

Served with Richmond co., NY. Militia 1715; Moved in 1725 Cranberry, Middlesex, NJ. to the old Church farm. Deed from John Munford and Minder Johnson to John Dey dtd. 25 Dec. 1725.

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 20. John   Dey   who was born 1690 and died 1750 at 60 years of age.   He married Anne   and died after 1750.   Children of John  Dey and Anne  were as follows:       
  • John Dey.
  • David Dey was born 1725).
  • William Dey.
  • James Dey.
  • Vincent Dey.
  • Joseph Dey and married Martha Wiley Dey
  • Anne Dey.
  • Catherine Dey.

NOTE John dey m. Anne in this listing was listed as this family and was given as the s/o James Hans Duyts & Mary Molenar / Malenar / Mulnired

This again shows where the different listings for the families come in at the the cross generations, and misplaced children comes into play from.

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John Laurens Dey was born about 1680 in Staten Island, New York. He was the son of Hans Laurentszen Duyts and Sara Hance Vincent Fontaine. John Dey Sr. died before 8 March 1750/1751 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey (Matchaponix?). He married Anne **** (Brown?) who was born before 1700 in New York. Her parents are not known. Anne died about Dec 1763 in Middlesex County, New Jersey. 

" On 21st day of Dec. 1725, he purchased from Mindert Johnson of the township of Perth Amboy 200 acres of land, bounded on the south by Millstone river, and on this tract he settled. This land is located near Prospect Plains and Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey, and is now (1902) owned and occupied by "Brick House" John Dey a descendant of William Dey of 1718 (son of John Laurens Dey). The "farm" was approximately 17 miles south of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

Note that Prospect Plains is just north (less than 3 miles) of Cranbury, New Jersey.

The farm was known as the Old Church Farm and was occupied for at least 125 years by John Dey and his kin."

In Dye Data, volume 3, maps of the land ownership around Old Church Farm were presented. The veracity of these interesting pieces of history is being investigated at this time.

From Regina Berry: "Will of John Dey; New Jersey Colonial Archives ; will dated 1 October 1750, proved 8 March 1750/1. Names wife Anne ___ (Brown?) and children :

John Dey married Mary Applegate (there is some disagreement as to the name of John's wife). - born on Staten Island, New York in 1711 and he died in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1772

Anne Dey was born in 1715 on Staten Island, New York and died in 1792 in NJ. Married Lawrence (Laurens) Dey who was born around 1700 in New Jersey and died after 1750 in New Jersey. His mother was Margaret Dey and his father was James Hance Dey. Anne and Lawrence were effectively first cousins. He was the son of John Dey's half-brother Jeams Dey. They had 8 children. A Lawrence Dye (Dey?) served in the New Jersey Militia during the Revolutionary War.

William Dey was born in 1718 on Staten Island, Richmond County, New York and died in 1784 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey. . Married Margaret Salter (her parents are not known). William and Margaret had at least 12 children and William, John, and Kenneth moved to Mason County, Kentucky by ____?

James Dey - born in 1720 in Staten Island (?), New York, and died in 1764 in New Jersey. Married Sarah Leach. Their son Andrew Dye migrated to Miami County, Ohio around 1770.

David Dye - born in 1725 in Middlesex County, NJ and died in 1776 in New Jersey. Married Hannah Disbrow. [Sarah Applegate, sister of Mary Applegate had married her cousin Anthony Applegate. His mother was Hannah Disbrow. Was David's wife related?]

Vincent Dye - born in 1726 in Middlesex, County, New Jersey and died on August 4, 1796 in Prince William County, Virginia. Married Sarah Artepe on September 1, 1746 in Middlesex County, New Jersey. She was born on January 9, 1727 in Somerset, New Jersey and died on October 2, 1797 in Prince William, Virginia. He was Ezekiel Dye's uncle. Prince William Co. VA wills, vol H pg 166 - dated January 6 1796, proved April 4, 1796 - names wife Sarah, three youngest sons: Dusoway, Joseph & William; other sons: Daniel, John, Vincent, Enoch, Brown, David and Reuben. Five daughters: Eunice, Rachel, Sarah, Nancy and Caty. "Vincent and his family moved to Prince William County, Virginia around 1782 as he appears on a tax list for that year." Did he follow his nephew John Dye, son of Johh Dey, who moved to Prince William County around 1776? Vincent Dye appears on the Prince William County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax 1787 - List "A" (Arnold Hovey - 2/10/98). Vincent and Sarah had 14-15 children:

Joseph Dey - born about 1728 in Middlesex Co., NJ and died in 1805 in NJ. Married (1) Margaret and (2) Martha Wiley.

K(C)atherine Dye - born in 1730 in Middlesex Co., NJ and died (unmarried?) in 1750 in NJ. Or, she may have been the Catherine Dye who married the much younger (14 years?) William Covenhoven.

John Laurens Dey appears to have moved from Saten Island, New York to Middlesex County, New Jersey

The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Dec 1957, Vol 45 No 4. pg 130-131, summary mentions many 'possible' and 'may be' connections between Dey/Dye families on Staten Island and in NJ. It is often cited as the source for the maiden name Brown, although it mentions this only as a possibility.

The family record has not been found, therefore the will is the authority as to who were the children of John and Anne Dey or Dye. The loss of church Records during the War of the Revolution is regretted by all students of family (sic) history. The Bible of Lawrence Dey is extant and gives his wife's age, or birth, Feb. 2, 1715. And William Dyes Bible is also in possession of his descendants, which gives his birth as July 6, 1718. All efforts on part of the writer hereof [J. Warren Dey] to unearth the records of other members of this family have failed.

The descendants of three sons of William are to be found in Mason Co., Kentucky, in different counties of Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Texas, also in Oklahoma.

Johns descendants are to be found in Ohio, Illinois and other states.

James' descendants, which have been identified, are to be found in Penn., Ohio, Indiana, and other Western country, but as yet the descendants of but two sons of James have been identified, viz; Andrew and Benjamin, the later being identified within the past year (1904).

The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Dec 1957, Vol 45 No 4. pg 130-131, summary mentions many 'possible' and 'may be' connections between Dey/Dye families on Staten Island and in NJ. It is often cited as the source for the maiden name Brown, although it mentions this only as a possibility.

RECORD:

1. Joyce Lee Mills, Laurens Duyts/Dye Family History Vol. 1 Bk. 1 First Three generations & Vincent and Sarah Artesse Dye, The (No date), Joyce Lee Mills, 5154 Keiners Lane, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 15205. !This book is a xerox/photcopy project and loose leaf, acco-press pasteboard binders and does not contain page numbers nor are the descendants number; provides only a Table of Contents.

2. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, F735_01V1 Tree #0970, 4 Dec 1998. "SR. JOHN LAWRENCE DYE was born 1687 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY, and died March 1749/50 in Middlesex Co., NJ. He married ANN BROWN 1709 in Middlesex Co., NJ, daughter of WILLIAM BROWN and ANN BROWN. Children BROWN are: JOHN5 DYE, b. 1714, Staten Island, Richmond Co.; d. August 04, 1796, Middlesex Co., NJ; m. MARY APPLEGATE; ANN DYE, b. 1715, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY; d. 1792; m. LAWRENCE DEY; WILLIAM DYE, b. July 06, 1718, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY; d. September 06, 1784, Middlesex Co., NY m. MARGARET SALTER; JAMES DYE, b. 1720, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY; d. April 06, 1764, Middlesex Co., NJm. SARAH LANTZ; VINCENT DYE, b. July 20, 1722, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY; d. August 04, 1796, Prince William Co., VA; m. SARAH ARTEPE, September 01, 1746, Middlesex Co., NJ; b. 1728, Somerset, NJ; d. 1798, Prince William Co., VA. They lived in Prince William Co., VA. Will was proved April 4, 1796.; DAVID DYE, b. 1725, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY; d. February 1776, Middlesex Co., NJ; m. HANNAH DISBREW; JOSEPH DYE, b. 1728, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY m. (1) MARTHA WILEY m. (2) MARGARET DYE; KATHERINE DYE, b. 1730, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY."

DEATH:

3. Wills - Secretary of New Jersey. "WILL OF JOHN DEY, Son of John Laurens (Early NJ Wills Vol 18 Pgs 40ff FHC microfilm 0522722)

In the name of God Amen this sixteenth day of February Anno Dom One thousand seven hundred and seventy I John Dy of the South Ward of Pearth Amboy in the County of Middlesex and Province of New Jersey Yeoman being now in sound mind and memory but calling to mind the Mortality of the Body do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament, and do hereby revoke, disanal, and make void all other Wills and Testaments. By me heretofore made allowing and confessing this and no Other to be my last Will and Testament AND in the first place I give and reccomend my Soul to God AND touching such worldly estate which God has given me in this Life I give and disperse of it all, in the following manner. & form With all the Exceptions therein mentioned. And in the first place here I give & bequeath unto my well-beloved wife Mary Thirty pounds worth out of any part of my personal estate at her choice when appraised at the real value to her her heirs & assigns forever. Also I give unto my said wife Mary as long as she remains my widow the use of any one room in my now dwelling house, garden room ready fenced, firewood cut short at her door, fruit for her use of every kind that my plantation produces with Liberty of water & to come & go as she pleases all which said Profits and privileges I give to her or any under her. Also ten pounds proclamation Pg 41 Money per year to be paid unto her yearly and every year by my executors hereafter named all to be taken outof the profits of my land. Again I order all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid or some loan con.... with out of my moveable estates or lands. AGAIN after my wifes dower of thirty pounds & other debts and charges are fully paid THEN the residue and remainder of my whole estate real & personal I give & dispose of it all unto my six children & one grandson NAMELY unto my sons John Dy Thomas Dy Wm Dy Ezekial Dy and Amos Dy & my daughter Patience Mount to each of them one equal share and unto my grandson Ezekial Rogers one quarter or fourth part as much, as one of my said children which I give respectively to them to each of their heirs and assigns forever (excepting what is herein excepted) only always allowing that my sd son William and my sd daughter Patience shall each of them pay out of their share or legacie ten pounds twenty in all unto my said son Ezekial when he shall be twenty one years old. Again I order all my plantations and other estate to be sold or otherwise divided as all my said children can or shall conclude on But do advise that two of my said sons may keep all my lands and possessions, at a price that men indifferently chosed by my said children shall set & pay of the others shares and legacies. Again I order that my Executors shall act for my legaties whilst in NonAge & hold their legacies until that ..... arrive to fill age. AGAIN I order my son Ezekial to serve his mother until of full age but leave it to the discretion of my sd wife & execuotrs wether to bind him out to a trade and AGAIN I give to my son Ezekial a colt called his colt and my hunting gun. Again I order and my will is that if either one or more of my Pg 42 Legaties Dies with Issue then their portion to be Equally divided amongst the surviving of my sd children. AGAIN I order & my Will is that if my said Wife dies without Will her portion to be equally divided amongst all my said children. LASTLY I Ordain and Appoint my three sons John Dy Junr & Thomas Dy & Amos Dy Execrs of this my last will and Testament. Signed Sealed Published and pronounced by the said John Dy to be his last will and Testament. In prescence of sd John Dy

Peter Perrine, Isaac Perrine, Nat.l Fitzrandolph.

Be it remembered that on the first day of Octbr 1776 personally appeared Peter Perrine and Nathaniel Fitzrandolph two of the Witnesses to the within Will who being respectively sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God did Severally declare and say that they and each of them were personally presnt and did see John Dy the testator within named Sign and Seal the same and heard him Publish pronounce & declare it to be his last Will and Testament. That at the doing thereof the said Testator was of sound Mind & Memory so far as these Deponents know and as they verily Believe and that Isaac Perrine the other subscribing witness was present at the same time and Subscribed his Name as a Witness to the said Will together with these Deponents in the presence of the said Testator Peter Perriene hisXmark; Natl Fitz Randolph Sworn the day abovesaid before me Cha: Pettit Surrogate. Pg 43 The foregoing Will being Prov'd and Probate was granted by His Excellency Govr Livingston unto John Dy & Thomas Dy Executors in the said Will Named being first sworn truly to perform the same witness a true Inventory & render a true Acct when thereto lawfully required. Given under the Prorogative Seal the day & year aforesaid. Cha: Pettit Regr

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At the date of the codicil to will of James Dye, son of John Laurens Dey, all his children were under twenty one years of age. The codicil is dated Dec. 13, 1763. The two claims referring to the share of a deceased son or daughter are identical and as follows:

I will and ordain that if any of my sons should die before they arrive to the age of 21 years or marry, then the share of the deceased to be divided among the survivors. In case of the daughters the share is divided among them. James Dye, gives his wife the use of the plantation, three cows, two horses, and some necessary household goods, ect., for the use and benefit of herself and her children to use one year. All his other personalty is ordered sold as soon as practicable and at the end of one year after his death the plantation and personalty preserved are to be sold. This as will be seen could have no other result than a seperation of the family, each to look out for himself and herself. The property or rather proceeds of the sales was to be divided into sixteens, two sixteens to his wife, and each of his sons, and one sixteenth to each of his daughters."

-------------------- John Laurens Dey was born about 1680 in Staten Island, New York. He was the son of Hans Laurentszen Duyts and Sara Hance Vincent Fontaine. John Dey Sr. died before 8 March 1750/1751 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey (Machaponix?). He married Anne **** (Brown?) who was born before 1700 in New York. Her parents are not known. Anne died about Dec 1763 in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

[From a letter written by J. Warren Dey in 1902 to E.M. Dye]

     " On 21st day of Dec. 1725, he purchased from Mindert Johnson of the township of perth amboy 200 acres of land, bounded on the south by Millstone river, and on this tract he settled. This land is located near Prospect Plains and Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey, and is now (1902) owned and occupied by "Brick House" John Dey a descendant of William Dey of 1718 (son of John Laurens Dey). The "farm" was approximately 17 miles south of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
     The farm was known as the Old Church Farm and was occupied for at least 125 years by John Dey and his kin."

"Will of John Dey; New Jersey Colonial Archives ; will dated 1 October 1750, proved 8 March 1750/1. Names wife Anne ___ (Brown?) and children :

  1. John Dey married Mary Applegate (there is some disagreement as to the name of John's wife). - born on Staten Island, New York in 1711 and he died in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1772
  2. Anne Dey was born in 1715 on Staten Island, Nework and died in 1792 in NJ. Married Lawrence (Laurens) Dey who was born around 1700 in New Jersey and died after 1750 in New Jersey. His mother was Margaret Dey and his father was James Hance Dey. Anne and Lawrence were effectively first cousins. He was the son of John Dey's half-brother Jeams Dey. They had 8 children. A Lawrence Dye (Dey?) served in the New Jersey Militia during the Revolutionary War.
  3. William Dey was born in 1718 on Staten Island, Richmond County, New York and died in 1784 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey. . Married Margaret Salter (her parents are not known). William and Margaret had at least 12 children and William, John, and Kenneth moved to Mason County, Kentucky by ____?
  4. James Dey - born in 1720 in Staten Island (?), New York, and died in 1764 in New Jersey. Married Sarah Leach. Their son Andrew Dye migrated to Miami County, Ohio around 1770.
  5. David Dye - born in 1725 in Middlesex County, NJ and died in 1776 in New Jersey. Married Hannah Disbrow. [Sarah Applegate, sister of Mary Applegate had married her cousin Anthony Applegate. His mother was Hannah Disbrow. Was David's wife related?]
  6. Vincent Dye - born in 1726 in Middlesex, County, New Jersey and died on August 4, 1796 in Prince William County, Virginia. Married Sarah Artepe on September 1, 1746 in Middlesex County, New Jersey. She was born on January 9, 1727 in Somerset, New Jersey and died on October 2, 1797 in Prince William, Virginia. He was Ezekiel Dye's uncle. Prince William Co. VA wills, vol H pg 166 - dated January 6 1796, proved April 4, 1796 - names wife Sarah, three youngest sons: Dusoway, Joseph & William; other sons: Daniel, John, Vincent, Enoch, Brown, David and Reuben. Five daughters: Eunice, Rachel, Sarah, Nancy and Caty.
     "Vincent and his family moved to Prince William County, Virginia around 1782 as he appears on a tax list for that year." Did he follow his nephew John Dye, son of Johh Dey, who moved to Prince William County around 1776? Vincent Dye appears on the Prince William County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax 1787 - List "A" (Arnold Hovey - 2/10/98). Vincent and Sarah had 14-15 children:
  7. Joseph Dey - born about 1728 in Middlesex Co., NJ and died in 1805 in NJ. Married (1) Margaret and (2) Martha Wiley.
  8. K(C)atherine Dye - born in 1730 in Middlesex Co., NJ and died (unmarried?) in 1750 in NJ. Or, she may have been the Catherine Dye who married the much younger (14 years?) William Covenhoven.

John Laurens Dey appears to have moved from Saten Island, New York to Middlesex County, New Jersey between 1711 and 1715. -------------------- John Laurens / John Lawrence Duyts-8375 was born 1687 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. He died bef 1 oct 1776, will proved in Matchaponex, Middlesex, New Jersey and was buried in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. John married (MRIN:4241) Ann Ann-8376 about 1710 in Probably, Stanten Island, Richmond, New York. Ann was born 1687 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. She died 1763 in , Middlesex, New Jersey.

They had the following children:

  • 2 M i. John Dey-8377 was born 1 Oct 1711 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. He died 1 Oct 1776 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. John married (MRIN:4274) Mary Applegate-8385 about 1730 in , Middlesex, New Jersey. Mary was born 1709 in <Middlesex, New Jersey>. She died 13 Jun 1799.
  • 3 F ii. Anne Sarah Dey-8378 was born 2 Feb 1715 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. She died 1809. Anne married (MRIN:4275) Lawrence Dey-8384, son of James Hans/ James Hanson Duyts / Dey-8464 and Margaret Dey-8473 (MRIN:4283). Lawrence was born 1710 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. He died before Feb. 9, 1792, will proved.
  • 4 M iii. William Dey or Dye-8315 was born 6 Jul 1718 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. He died 6 Sep 1784 in South Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey. William married (MRIN:4199) Margaret Salter Anderson-8316, daughter of Richard ? Anderson?-10306 and [-?-] Salter-10307 (MRIN:3838). Margaret was born 5 Aug 1720 in <, , New Jersey>. She died 16 Jun 1799 in , Mason, Kentucky.
  • 5 M iv. James Dey-8379 was born about 1720 in <Staten Island, , New York>. He died 6 Apr 1764 in Big Willow Creek, Washington, Pennsylvania. James married (MRIN:4277) Sarah Leach / Lantz-8412 about 1744. Sarah was born 1722 in <Cranberry, Middlesex, New Jersey>.
  • 6 M v. David or Davis Dey-8380 was born 1725 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. He died 4 Mar 1776 in , Middlesex, New Jersey. David married (MRIN:4278) Hannah Disbrow-8424, daughter of Henry Disbrow-8537 and Tryntje Hendrickson-11108 (MRIN:4312), on 1769 in Monmouth, Middlesex, New Jersey. Hannah was born in <Monmouth, , New Jersey>.
  • 7 M vi. Vincent or Vinson Dey or Dye-8381 was born 22 Jul 1722 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. He died before 4 Apr 1796 in , Prince William, Virginia and was buried in , Prince William, Virginia. Vincent married (MRIN:4279) Sarah Artesse or Artrepe-8432 on 1 Sep 1746 in (9jul), Somerset, New Jersey. Sarah was born 7 Jan 1727 in Somerset, New Jersey. She died before 2 Oct 1797 in , Prince William, Virginia and was buried in , Prince William, New Jersey.
  • 8 M vii. Joseph Dey-8382 was born 1728 in , Middlesex, New Jersey. He died 16 Mar 1793. Joseph married (1-MRIN:4281) Martha Wiley-8451. Martha was born 1723 in <Cranberry, Middlesex, New Jersey>. Joseph also married (2-MRIN:4282) Margaret [-?-]-8460.
  • 9 F viii. Catherine Dey-8383 was born 1730 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. She died 1750.

-------------------- Keith Dye has located the actual New Jersey farm purchased and occupied by John Laurens Dey. The property had an old church on it with a cemetary, so it is a preserved, protected area. John Laurens turned the church into his family home. His son Vincent settled on the property too, and his first son Daniel Dye was born there. Vincent Dey had 15 children. -------------------- John and his wife Ann, moved near Cranbury, New Jersey in Middlesex County about 1725 and bought a farm.

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John Laurens (Duyts) Dey's Timeline

1687
1687
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York, (Present USA)
1693
1693
Age 6
New Amsterdam, Dutch Church, New York
1711
October 1, 1711
Age 24
Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA
1715
February 2, 1715
Age 28
Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA
1718
July 6, 1718
Age 31
Staten Island, Richmond, New York
1720
1720
Age 33
Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA
1722
1722
Age 35
Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA
1724
1724
Age 37
Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA
1725
1725
Age 38
Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA
1726
July 20, 1726
Age 39
Middlesex,New Jersey,USA