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Maria de la Montagne

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Birthplace: off the coast of Madeira, Portuguese island in the Atlantic
Death: Died in Kip's Bay, New York City , New York, United States
Place of Burial: New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jean Mousnier de la Montagne and Rachel de Forest
Wife of Jacob Hendricksen Kip
Mother of Jacobus Kip; Johannes Kip; Maryken Kip; Abraham Kip; Rachel Kip and 7 others
Sister of Yolanta de la Montagne; Jolant de la Montagne; Jesse de la Montagne; Jan Monier de la Montagne, Jr.; Rachel Mousnier de la Montagne and 3 others
Half sister of Gillis de la Montagne and Jesse de la Montagne

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About Maria de la Montagne

Maria de la Montagne, second daughter of Dr. Johannes de la Montagne and his first wife Rachel DeForest, was born on board the ship Rensselaerswyck off the coast of Madeira on 25 January 1637. Madeira is a Portuguese island, which was often the last landfall for ships sailing across the Atlantic Ocean west to the Americas. Maria was, no doubt, named after her maternal grandmother Marie DuCloux, wife of Jesse DeForest.

Maria grew up in New Amsterdam and, indeed, seems to have lived her whole life on Manhattan Island. When her mother died in 1643, Maria was just six years old. When she was seventeen, she married Jacobus Henrdrickszen Kip. They were married in the New Amsterdam Dutch Church on 8 March 1654.

Jacobus Kip was born in Amsterdam, Holland, on 16 May 1631, the son of hendrick Hendrickszen Kip and his wife Tryntje Lubberts. The Kips came to New Amsterdam as a family in 1637, about the same time as the DE LA MONTAGNE family arrived. Hendrick Kip was a tailor and a leading citizen in New Amsterdam, chosen one of the Board of Nine to advise Director Kieft and his Council. Because of a Kip coat-of-arms carved in stone over the door of the Kip's Bay house, there has been speculation that the Kips were aristocratic in origin, descended from Ruloff DE KYPE of Bretagne who fled to the Netherlands in the 16th century. Records in the Netherlands refer to the marriage of Heyndrik Heydrixse of Niewenhuys, age 24, to Tryntje Lubberts from Swoll, age 25, orphan, betrothed in Amsterdam on 20 April 1624. Hendrick and Tryntje had seven children, six baptized in the Netherlands between 1625 and 1636 and one baptized in New Amsterdam in 1643.

Jacobus Kip became a clerk in the offices of the West India Company in New Amsterdam in 1647. As early as 1649 he was acting as clerk for Director Stuyvesant's Council. On 27 January 1653 he was appointed the first Secretary of the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens of New Amsterdam.

It is not known where Jacobus and Maria first lived in New Amsterdam, but in 1657 Jacobus built a house situated in what later became Exchange Place. In 1665 they lived in what is now Broad Street and they were there probably as late as 1674. In 1686 the Kips were living on a farm of 150 acres on the East River, on what is still known as Kip's Bay or the site of the United Nations buildings in New York City. It is said that Jacobus Kip built a house on this farm in 1655 which was rebuilt in 1696 and which was, for a short time during the Revolutionary War, the headquarters for General George Washington's staff. After the battle of Kip's Bay in September 1776, the house was taken over as the headquarters of the British General, Lord Howe. The house was used continuously thereafter until the end of the war as the headquarters for the British commanders in North America. The house stood upon the line of East 35th Street and was demolished in 1851.

Jacobus Kip resigned from his office as First Secretary in 1657 and thereafter engaged in a profitable brewery business, combining brewing with storekeeping and dabbling in real estate as well. He was a member of the Board of Schepens of New Amsterdam in 1659, 1662, 1665, 1673, and was president of the board in 1674.

Jacobus Kip died on 24 December 1690. His widow, Maria de la Montagne, died on 25 August 1711. They had eleven children, all baptized in the Dutch Church of New York City.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION:(Given in the order of the original footnotes)

1. Almost all of the information in this biography is taken from the Kip Family history or from Riker’s History of Harlem.

2. Records of the NYRDC; Baptisms, 1:39. Baptismal sponsors were grandparents Johannes de La Montagne, Hendrick and Tryntie Kip..

3. Purple, NYRDC Marriages, 49.

4. Records of the NYRDC; Baptisms, 1:43. Baptismal sponsors were Isaac Kip, Johannes de La Montagne, Agnietie Jillis, Sara du Trieux.

5. Purple, NYRDC Marriages, 57.

6. Records of the NYRDC; Baptisms, 1:51. Baptismal sponsors were Hendrick Kip the younger, Janen [maybe intended as j.d.] Rachel de La Montagne, Saertje Kip.

7. Purple, NYRDC Marriages, 85.

8. Records of the NYRDC; Baptisms, 1:59. Baptismal sponsors were Mr. Gysbert Van Imbroech, Abraham Janszen, Petronella de La Montagne.

9. Records of the NYRDC; Baptisms, 1:72. Baptismal sponsors were Johannes de La Montagne, Nicasius de Sille (Fiscael), Femmetje Kip.

10. Purple, NYRDC Marriages, 53.

11. Records of the NYRDC; Baptisms, 1:85. Baptismal sponsors were Willem de Lamontagne, Jacques Couseau, Tryntie Kip.

12. Purple, NYRDC Marriages, 62.

13. Records of the NYRDC; Baptisms, 1:93. Baptismal sponsors were Mr. Gerrit Van Tricht, Daniel Hondecoten, Sara Roelofs.

14. Purple, NYRDC Marriages, 85.

15. Purple, NYRDC Marriages, 86.

16. Records of the NYRDC; Baptisms, 1:134. Baptismal sponsors were Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesant, Tryntie Roelofs.

17. Records of the NYRDC; Baptisms, 1:155. Baptismal sponsors were Johannes Kip, Blandina Kierstede.

18. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York 1683-1809; Marriages, Baptisms, Members, Etc. Excerpted from Year Books of The Holland Society of New York. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Part 2:5. Samuel is described as born in New York City and living at Kipsberry. Margarita Rykman was born and living at Albany. They were married at the home of the bride’s parents.

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-------------------- Born near the Island of Madeira on the passage to New Netherlands. She was living in 1701.(p. 1132)

Children: Johannes, Jacobus, baptized 15 Oct 1656; Abraham, Dec 22, 1658; Jesse, Dec 19, 1660; Rachel, 11 Jan 1664; Maryken, Dec 5, 1666; Hendrick, Feb 14, 1669; Catharine, Aug, 1672; Benjamin, baptized Aug 28, 1678 and Salomon, Nov 15, 1682.

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Maria de la Montagne's Timeline

1637
January 25, 1637
off the coast of Madeira, Portuguese island in the Atlantic
1637
- 1637

Born Jan. 1637

1654
March 8, 1654
Age 17
Dutch Fort, New York, United States
1656
October 14, 1656
Age 19
New Amsterdam (New York,NY)
1658
December 21, 1658
Age 21
New Amsterdam (New York,NY)
1660
December 16, 1660
Age 23
New Amsterdam (New York,NY)
1664
January 7, 1664
Age 26
New Amsterdam (New York,NY)
1666
December 2, 1666
Age 29
New Amsterdam (New York,NY)
1668
January 12, 1668
Age 30
New Amsterdam (New York,NY)
1671
January 25, 1671
Age 34
New Amsterdam (New York,NY)