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Pierre Janse Jan Monfort

Also Known As: "Pieter Monfoort"
Birthplace: Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death: Died in Wallabout, New Netherland Colony
Place of Burial: New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean Monfort and Jacqueline Moreau
Husband of sarah de placken and Sarah Blanche De Plancken
Father of Sara Pieterse Monfoort; Maria Pieterse van Montfoort; Jannetje Pieterse Montfoort; Willem Monfoort; Jan Pieterse Montfoort and 2 others
Brother of Jan Janse Montfoort; Jenne Monfort and Daniel Monfort

Occupation: Pieter was a magistrate
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About Pierre Janse Jan Monfort

Probably christened at St Anthonies.

Died in the Wallabout region of Brooklyn, New York.

  • New Amsterdam immigrant, Traveled onboard the ship 'De Eendracht' which departed in January 1625 for New Amsterdam.
  • Pierre Monfort

Alternate birthplace, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

-------------------- Pieter Monfort (son of and ) was born . He died 4 JAN 1660/61 in: New Amsterdam (Other spouses: )

Pieter Monfort married Sarah dePlancken on 1630 in: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Sarah dePlancken (daughter of and ) was born . She died . (Other spouses: )

They had the following children:

Jannetje (Jane) Monfort born: 8 MAY 1646 in: bp., New Amsterdam. died:


Pieter Monfort was the son of a Walloon Huguenot family. They were French- speaking Belgians. Pieter's parents, Jean Jan and Jacqueline Moreau Monfo rt were from Valenciennes where their son Pieter was born. Valenciennes w as then in the province of Hainault but is today in the French Departme nt du Nord. The Protestant Monfort family had fled to Holland to escape religious pers ecution. In early 1624 Jean and Jacqueline Monfort had sailed on the "Endr acht" with the very first settlers to go to America to establish the Dut ch settlement of New Netherland. The Rapaljes, Joris and Catalyntje, we re also in that group. The Monforts later returned to Holland where their son Pieter Monfort w as married at the Walloon Church in Amsterdam to Sara de Plancken. Piet er and his father were lace weavers in Amsterdam. In 1639 Pieter and Sa ra sailed for America. Pieter's parents, Jean and Jacqueline Monfort, acco mpanied them and thus, they came to New Netherland for the second tim e. In May of 1641, Pieter acquired title to land at the Wallabout on Lo ng Island in present Brooklyn, and he subsequently acquired title to mo re land. Pieter and an Italian named Cicero Alberto farmed at the Wallabo ut under an agreement between them. Pieter Monfort was a member and Deacon of the Dutch Reformed Church at Bru eckelen (Brooklyn), established in 1660. He was a well-to-do man as indica ted by his being one of the highest taxpayers at the Wallabout. He was a m agistrate in Brooklyn in 1658. (Source-"Leaves From a Tree" by Jack T. Hut chinson.) ...

May 29, 1641, a patent was granted to Jan Monfoort for land on Long Isla nd next to Rinnegakonc and adjoining the pre- mises of Pieter Monfoort, f or which he also obtained, on 17 Aug 1643 another patent, in which the pre mises are more particularly described, and said to contain 28 morgen; a nd May 1, 1647, a patent was granted for an additional 190 rods.

In addition to lands on Long Island, Jan Monfoort obtained, Mar 16, 164 7, a patent for a lot on Manhatten Island, on the north-east side of the G raft; and Pieter Monfoort obtained on the same date a patent for a l ot on said Island on the north- east side of the Graft. June 28, 1654, th ey both obtained patents for lots on the Sheeps pasture on said Island. .. .

Jan Monfoort married Geertie Pieterse Luyster, and in 1677 he and his wi fe were members of the reformed Dutch Church of Brooklyn. - Register of An cestors

He died prior to April 1701, his plantation on that date being sold by t he children of his son Pieter to Garret Cowenhoven.

More About Jean* Monfort: AKA (Facts Pg): Jan Montfoort Baptism: 11 Oct 1583, Valenciennes, Hainault100 Church: 28 Nov 1617, Walloon Church, Amsterdam Forename Variant: Jan, Jean Immigrant Ancestor: 25 Jan 1623/24, Netherlands to New Netherlands Migration: 25 Jan 1623/24, Amsterdam, Netherlands, aboard the Endracht Patent: 29 May 1641, obtained patent to land at Wallabout [Sr or Jr?] Religion: Catholic, later Walloon-Huguenot? Surname Variant: Monfort, Monfoort, Montfort, Montfoort

-------------------- Pierre Montfort was baptized on Jan 20, 1616 at Valenciennes, Nord, France. He published marriage intentions "Pierre Montfoor from Valenciennes age 20, attended by his father Jean Monntoor, lace worker (passementwerker), living on the Engelspadt," appeared before the civil authorities to record his marriage intention with Sara de Planq. on Mar 1, 1636 at Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. Pierre married Sarah De Plancken on Mar 23, 1636 at Walloon Church, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. Pierre Montfort died on Jan 4, 1661 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at age 44.

    He was also known as Pieter Monfoort. He was also known as Peter Monfort. He resided at at Valenciennes, Nord, France. He immigrated on Jan 25, 1624 to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; aboard the Eendracht. On before 1636 returned to Amsterdam.

He he was received into the Walloon Church, Amsterdam, Netherlands at Walloon Church, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, Jan 13, 1636. On Mar 16, 1639 the church gave attestations to "Jean Monfort et Jaquemine Moreau, Pierre Monfort et Sara de Planq, pour Virginia." He and Sarah De Plancken emigrated on Mar 16, 1639 from Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. Pierre Montfort and Sarah De Plancken resided at at New Netherland, New York, on Sep 17, 1639. On Dec 15, 1639 He appears to have entered a contract With Pieter Caeser Alburtus, an Italian, to make a plantation and build a house. This was probably at the Wallabout, and prior to the date of the patents obtained by both the contracting parties in that locality, in advance of which, plantations appear to have been selected, improved and occupied. Pierre Montfort recieved a patent Pieter obtained a patent for land at the Wallabout between the palantations of Jan Monfoort and Pieter Ceser Alberto "in breadth 300 paces, with the same breadth straight into the woods." on May 29, 1641. He recieved a patent He received another patent for the same premises, in which they are more particularlay describedas "a piece of land for a Tobacco plantation, lying on Long Island in the bend of Meyrechkawick, bounded by Jan Maonfort on the east, and Pieter Italiaen on the west, extending along the marsh into the woods 70rods, and 220 rods along the land of Jan Monfoort, to the woods 70 rods, again to the marsh in a northerly course 227 rods along the land of Pieter Italiaen, amounting to 25 morgen and 8 rods." on Aug 17, 1643. He recieved a patent In addition to the previous land, he was granted 406 rods, provided it did not interfere with other grants on May 1, 1647. He held the position of magistrate in 1658. He and Sarah De Plancken became mambers at Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, Mar 12, 1660.

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Pierre Janse Jan Monfort's Timeline

January 20, 1616
Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
January 20, 1616
Valenciennes, France
January 25, 1624
Age 8
Amsterdam, Netherlands

He traveled on board the ship 'de Eendracht' which left from Holland.

Age 7
January 12, 1630
Age 13
Walloon Church, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Age 21
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
September 17, 1639
Age 23
New Netherlands
Age 22
Wallabout, New Netherlands
May 8, 1646
Age 30
Long Island, Province of New York
May 12, 1646
Age 30
Wallbout, Long Island, New York, United States