Pierre Jacques Cresson (1610 - 1679) MP

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Nicknames: "“Pierre", "Le Gardinier", "” Pier Cresson"
Birthplace: Abbeville, (Present Département de l'Oise), Picardie, France
Death: Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
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About Pierre Jacques Cresson

Married june 5, 1630 sedan picardie, france

one possible place of birfth: Delft, So. Holland, Holland, Netherlands http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rjmorrison&id=I17264 -------------------- Arrived in America in 1657 from Menil La Cresson, Abbeville, Picardy, France. Name of ship is DE VERGULDE OTTER (The Gilded Otter). Sailed 26 April 1657 arrived New Amsterdam before 25 Aug. 1657. Captain Cornelis Reyersz Van Der Beets. Cresson is spelled various ways--Creson, Creason, Greason, etc. Pierre Cresson was reportedly the gardner to William of Orange. Cresson family originally came from France via Holland Settled in New Castle, Delaware, bought 88 acres of land on Staten Island N.Y. By the 3rd generation the Creson family had migrated to North Carolina. -------------------- ■Revised History of Harlem, James Riker, p 101:


Pierre Cresson was found at Sluis in Flanders. In 1640 moved further north and was found with refugees at Leiden. In 1657, Pierre left Amsterdam for New Amstel. Reportedly served with Peter Stuyvesant. Pierre also known as Pierre Le Gardiner, that is, had been a gardener for the Prince of Orange.


According to Rosalie Fellows Bailey, Pierre Cresson was first from Menil La Cresson (Cresson Manor) northeast of Abbeville, Picardy, France. He fled to Slavis, Flanders, and in 1640, fled to Leyden, Holland.


Pierre embarked for New Amstel in 1637 with his wife, Rachel Cloos and their children. A year later Governor Stuyvesant brought Pierre Cresson to New Amsterdam.


Pierre Cresson and his wife, Rachel Cloos, "both being sound of body," made a joint will dated March 15, 1673. According to their will they gave fifty guilders to "the church of New York,", whereas their daughter Susannah has enjoyed as a marriage portion the value of two hundred guilders so the testators will that at the decease of the longest liver each of their other children, then living, shall draw the like 200 guilders, and "our youngest son, Elie", if he is under the age of sixteen years, also a new suit of clothes becoming to his person, from head to toe". Cornelis Jansen and Jan Nagel were witnesses to the will.

Source: RHOH, Riker, p 101:

Rosalie Fellows Bailey

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tunis Egbert (Anthony) ) (1661-8/21/1721) b. Fresh Kills, Staten Is., NY, c. 7/9/1662, will 7/6/1771, proven 8/25/1721, State Is., NY, , bur. Staten Is., NY, m. twice, 1st – ca. 1682, Fresh Kill, Staten Is., NY, Susannah Tilje Letelier, d. 1699, 8 ch., dau. of Jean & Christine (Cresson) Letelier [he was b. St. Lo, France & d. 9/4/1671, she was b. Slivis, Flanders, 1640) [parents of Christine Cresson were PIERRE CRESSON and Rachel Cloos. He was b. 1610 near Abbeyville, France. She was b. Flanders. All of whom embarked from Amsterdam in 1657 to New Amsterdam. In 1679 Pierre bought land on Staten Is. He was one of the “14 Frenchmen” by whom the town of Bushwick was settled & was one of the 1st magistrates. Previously res. in Harlem, then later New Utrecht, where he d. 9/4/1671. He had fled Flanders, then Holland remaining ca. 17 yrs. employed by Prince of Orange as gardener & gained the appellation of “Pierre, Le Gardinier”

From: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~emty/Section_D_Govert_Egbert_Family.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.jonathanpaul.org/silvey/larue/d0001/g0000150.html

Always signed his name: Moy Pier Cresson

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Pierre Jacques Cresson's Timeline

1610
1610
Abbeville, (Present Département de l'Oise), Picardie, France
1625
1625
Age 15
Dieppe,Flanders,,France
1637
1637
Age 27
Ryswyck, Netherlands
1639
June 5, 1639
Age 29
Sedan, Picardie, France
1640
March 12, 1640
Age 30
Of Rijswijk, So. Holland, Holland, Netherlands
1640
Age 30
1641
January 31, 1641
Age 31
Netherlands
1644
January 31, 1644
Age 34
Netherlands
1650
1650
Age 40
Van Ryswyck, So Holland, Netherlands
1651
1651
Age 41
Sluis, Zeeland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden