Pieterje Claessen van Schouwen (1640 - 1698) MP

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Birthplace: Nieuw-Nederland
Death: Died in Flatlands, Kings County, Province of New York
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About Pieterje Claessen van Schouwen

Alternate spellings found during research:

Pieterje van Schouw

Pieterje Wyckoff

The first one is of particular interest, as this may be a maternal surname or a previous marriage. -------------------- Somerset County historical quarterly By A Van Doren Honeyman, Somerset County Historical Society (N.J.)

The American line then runs as follows:

1. Symon Jansen Van Arsdalen, who may have been b. in 1638,, or earlier, in Holland. He was a magistrate of Flatlands, L. I., in 1661 and again in 1686. In 1677 he was a member of the Flatlands church. In 1687 he took the then-required oath of allegiance to the English crown. He was on the census list in 1698, and, it has been stated, died "about 1710," but we have seen no proof of his name on the records after 1701. Riker may have had some authority for fixing the about 1710" date, unless it is a misprint.

Simon Jansen married Pieterje Wyckoff. daughter of Claes Cornelis- sen Wyckoff, and Margaret Van cltr Gosa^She was born in this country, but her father emigrated hither in 1636. (See last Quarterly,

Children Of Symon J. Van Arsdalen (1) And Pieterje Wyckoff:

(Order unknown)

2. Geektje, b. about 1660; m. Oct. 13, 1678, her cousin, Cor- nelis Pietersc Wyckoff, son of Pieter Claes Wyckoff and Grietje Van Ness. They resided at New Lotts, and their numerous children are well known. Four of their sons settled in Somerset in Franklin twsp., on 1,200 acres of land which Cornelis purchased. (See Quarterly, Vol. IV, p. 130 et seq.).

3. Cornelis, of Flatlands, through whom the Somerset lines are derived, b. (perhaps about) 1662; d. 1745, as his will was probated in New York City April 19, 1745; m. (1) Tjelletje Rynierse Wizzelpenning; (2), Mar. 16, 1687, Aeltje Kouwenhoven; (3), May 2, 1691, Marretje Dirkse (parentage unknown).N It is certain that Cornelius took the oath of allegiance when his father died (1687), and on the roll was entered thus: "Cornelis Simonsen Van Aerts daalen, native." Except that he hnd a farm at Flatlands, and one at Gravesend purchased of his father in 1700, and d. leaving a will 'of April 25, 1738, probated Apr. 19, 1745, we have no further knowledge of him than above stated.

As to Cornelis' first wife, a Wizzelpenning, we have no knowledge. Aeltje Kouwenhoven was b. Dec. 14, 1665 and d. about 1689, and was the dau. of William Gerretsen Couwenhoven (so signed his name) and Altie, dau. of Joris Dircksen Rrinckerhofl. Marritje Dirckse may have been an Amerman, the dau. of Derek Jansen Amerman and Aeltje Paulus Vander Beeck, who emigrated in 1650 and settled in Flat- lands, but this is uncertain.

While Cornelis, himself, never resided in Franklin twsp. (Somerset co.), it may be he purchased land there on which to settle a son, as in1 1735 a Cornelius was taxed in Franklin on 200 acres of land. Or that may have been his nephew, son of his brother Jan.

In his will Cornelis made his wife "Maritie," so'e executor, and gave to her all his estate, real and personal, for life; to his eldest son, Dirck, a silver tankard as his birthright; then, after his wife's death, the estate to his ten children, who are named, from which recitation of names we know their order of birth, except that the sons are all mentioned first and then the daughters. As to "Jannetie," whom he stated was by a "former wife," as she had had her mother's inheritance, she was not to share in anything further coming from her father's last wife.

4. Jannetje, b. about 1670; m. (1), John ; (2), Apr. 16, 1689, Gysbert Bogaert (son of Teunis, common ancestor of the Bogart family), a magistrate of Brooklyn. Several ch.

5. Jan, of* Flatlands; sup. to have had four wives, Jannetje Dor- lant, Lammetje Probasko, Sarah Van Voorhees and Libertje Newberrie. (See Bergen's "Early Settlers," p. 308). He d. in Jamaica. L. I., having been a leading member of the Flatlands Dutch church. Is said to have had six sons, John/ Christopher, Abraham and Nicholas. The writer judges Christopher was" the Christoffel, who m. Magdalen Reynierson (see Quarterly, Vol. Vt, p. 55) and who was one of the earliest members (1717) of the Dutch church at New Brunswick, his sons being John, Okie, Cornelius (these three had ch. bapt. at Six-Mile Run) and ChrisToffel, Jr., of near Millstone. In 1735 Christoffel, Sr., lived in Franklin twsp., Somerset co., but was not a land owner. In 1745 he owned 200 acres there. ("Our Home," pp. 343, 406). As before stated, a Cor- nelis also in 1735 owned 200 acres of land in Franklin twsp. Abraham and Nicholas, sons of Jan (5) settled in Southampton twsp., Bucks co., Pa.

6. Marretje; m. Jan Barendse, of Flatlands.

7. Simon (sup.). A John, whose eldest son was Simon, d. at Jamaica, L. I., in 1756, and we suppose his father to have been a Simon.

8. Matte; m. Evert Van Marklen, of Flatlands.

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Pieterje van Schouwen's Timeline

1640
October 27, 1640
Nieuw-Nederland
October 28, 1640
Witness-Jeurgie Hendrikzen, Hester Simons
October 28, 1640
New Amsterdam
October 28, 1640
New Amsterdam, New York, New York
1650
1650
Age 9
The Netherlands
1658
1658
Age 17
Flatlands, Long Island, New Netherlands (now New York)
1659
1659
Age 18
Amersfoort, Kings Co., NY
1665
1665
Age 24
Nieuw-Amersfoort, Nieuw-Nederland
1665
Age 24
Flatlands, Long Island, New Netherlands
1677
1677
Age 36
Flatlands, Long Island, New Netherlands