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About Rachel de Forest

New Amsterdam - Immigrants

Source 1:Rachel de Forest

  • Descendants of Jean Mousnier de la MONTAGNE (1595-1670)
  • Contact: Lois Stewart
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Source 2: Rachel de Forest

From "The Northup/Banta Family Tree"

Contact is Karrie Email

Record of Marriage and other data:


Title: Book of Marriages of the Pieterskerk, Leiden, Holland

Publication: Original record books in the Leiden Archives


Media: Book

Page: 27 November 1626

Text: Jean Moenijer jongman student inde medicinae, wonend opde Voldersgraft vergeselt met Geraerd de Foree zijn bekende op Mare met Ragel de Foree jonge dochter wonende aldaer vergeselt met Heste de la Grange haer moeije mede aldaer

Title: Records of the Walloon Church, Leiden, Holland

Publication: Original record books in the Leiden Archives


Media: Book

Page: Marriage Book for 28 November 1626

Text: Jean Monnier estudiant en medicine demeurant sur l;e Voldersgracht, et Rachel des Forests demeurant au mesme endroit.

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-------------------- Daughter of Jesse and Marie duCloux deForest

At her death she left her husband and five children, including three daughters who "became the most attractive young women of their day in the province." (quote from "The History of the Kip Family in America" by Frederic Ellsworth Kip, 1928"

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Rachel de Forest's Timeline

Montcornet, Aisne, Picardy, France
Age 9
Kortrijk, West Vlaanderen, South Holland, Netherlands
November 28, 1626
Age 17
in Walloon Church in Leyden, Holland , Zuid, Holland, Netherlands
December 12, 1626
Age 17
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Age 18
Leyden, Zuid, Holland, Netherlands
May 6, 1629
Age 20
Leyden, Zuid, Holland, Netherlands
Age 23
Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
April 24, 1633
Age 24
Leiden, South Holland, The Netherlands
Age 25
Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
- 1636
Age 27
New York, New York County, New York, United States

Attempts at earlier settlement on the northern end of Manhattan Island had proved futile but began in earnest with the arrival of Hendrick (Henry) de Forest, his brother Isaac de Forest and their sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Dr. Jean Mousnier De La Montagne, Franco-Dutch immigrants in 1636.