Thomas Janse Van Dyke
|Birthplace:||Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland|
|Death:||Died in Long Island, New Amsterdam, New York|
Son of Jan Jans Van Dyke and Jan's wife N.N.
|Managed by:||Duane Harley Roen|
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About Thomas Janse Van Dyke
"(I) Thomas Janse Van Dyke, progenitor of the family in America, was born about 1580 and died in Brooklyn, New York, about 1655. He came to New Amsterdam in 1652, with his wife and children, and in 1661 he and his wife were enrolled as members of the Reformed Dutch Church in Brooklyn.
Thomas Janse Van Dyke married Sytie Dirks.
Jan Thomasse, of whom further.
Claes or Nicholas Thomasse, who, it is said, married (first), April 20, 1689, Tryntje Rinnerse Arends; (second), June 4, 1692, Fransyntie Hendricks.
Hendricks Thomasse, married, in New Amsterdam, September 7, 1679, Neeltje Adriaens, widow of Jan Lauwrensz, of New Utrecht.
(W. B. Aitken: "Distinguished Families of America Descended from Wilhelmus Beekman and Jan Thomasse Van Dyke," pp. 174. Rev. T.W. Welles: "Ancestral Tablets," p. 301. T. G. Bergen: "Register of the Early Settlers of Kings County," pp. 334-37.)
(II) Jan Thomas Van Dyke, born in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1605 and died at New Utrecht, Long Island, New York, about September, 1673. He was accompanied to the New Netherlands in 1652 by his second wife, Tryntje, and six children. on the good ship "De Bonte Kou" ( "The Spotted Cow"). On January 16, 1657, he was one of the founders of New Utrecht, where Director-General Peter Stuyvesant had permitted the establishment of a town, comprising about one thousand acres divided into farms of fifty acres each. Jan Thomasse Van Dyke was the owner of one of these farms and in 1659 added to it a tract of meadow land extending toward what is now called Coney Island.
Active in the affairs of the Colony from the beginning, he soon received honors and appointments under its government. On October 2, 1659, he was appointed sergeant by the Director-General and Council at Fort Amsterdam, "to keep watch, the people to acknowledge and obey him." For many years he was a magistrate of Fort Orange and New Utrecht, and on August 18, 1673, was appointed by Governor Colve one of the schepens or judges. He died soon after, and his successor was named under date of October 16, 1673. In 1675 his heirs sold at auction his old farm at New Utrecht for 2,500 guilders, and his two lots in the village to his son, Hendrick Janse, for 750 guilders. At the same time his new farm was sold for 2,000 guilders.
Jan Thomasse Van Dyke married (first), in Holland, but his wife's name is not known. He married (second) Tryntje Achias or Haegen, who was born in Holland. She married (second), August 11, 1678, Tileman Jacobsz Vander Meyer or Vander Hard.
Children, probably of first marriage:
Thomas Janse, born in Amsterdam in 1632, died in Brooklyn, New York, prior to September, 1695; married, about 1671, Maritje Andrisse or Andriessen.
Carel Janse, born in Amsterdam about 1646, died in 1734.
Derrick Janse, born in Amsterdam; married, in New York, April 25, 1674, Urseltje Jans of New York.
Peter Janse, born in Amsterdam; married, before 1680, Annetje Jansz.
Children of second marriage:
Achias, of whom further. [born 1649, died about 1707.]
Mayke or Marretje Jansz, married April 22, 1694, Johannes Daniels Rinckerhoudt.
Anganietje or Annetie, born about 1644; married Arie or Adrien Willemse Bennet.
Antje Janse, born in 1642; married Peter Staats, of Brooklyn.
Lambert Janse, supposedly lived in New Utrecht; married Fytie Barents
Jans Janse, born in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1650, died between May, 1735, and November 9, 1736.
Hendrick Janse, baptized July 2, 1653; , married February 29, 1680, Jannetje Hermanse.
(W. B. Aitken: "Distinguished Families of America Descended from Wilhelmus Beekman and Jan Thomasse Van Dyke," pp. 174-78, 187, 227. Records in possession of descendants of the family.)"
It is said that the Van Dyke "Diijk" name & crest was founded in this family Jacob Dirksz van Dirkje & Dirksdr about 1550.
The progenitor of the family in America. He came to New Amsterdam from Amsterdam with 3 generations of his family on the ship De Bonte Kou (The Spotted Cow) in 1652, settling at Brooklyn, Long Island. Where he became a member of the 1st reformed church. He was one of the founders in 1657 of New Utrecht, which became an established town comprising of about one thousand acres divided into farms of fifty acres each. He was active in the affairs of the colony from the beginning and soon received honors and appointments under its government. He inherited the qualities of energy and the ability from his ancestors of Holland. He was for many years a Magistrate of Fort Orange and New Utrecht. A family which had long been considered one of the best. In 1659 he added a tract of land, (meadow)that extended toward what is now called Coney Island".
(Source #1 writes: that he can throw out as a typo the 1655 as deathdate because of the following information.) He was alive and admitted to Dutch reformed Church at Brooklyn 1661,several other dates after 1655 he was up and well. I have never looked up this material, thus I place it as sent and noted.
Sources: (1) Ed Weaver's Van Dyke genealogy page
(2) James H.L. Lawler, firstname.lastname@example.org (notified source #1 in May of 2001)
The first of this family to settle in America was Thomas Janse Van Dyke, who was born in 1579 in Amsterdam, Holland and came to New York in 1652. He died in Brueckelen(Brooklyn) in 1673. (One of his son's name) was Jan Thomasse.
Source: Joan Beeney (Ancestry.com)
Literary Source Noted on Ancestry.com
(1) Wyoming & Lackawanna Valleys, Pennsylvania Genealogies & Family Histories, Volume I
Title: Genealogical & Family History of The Wyoming & Lackawanna Valleys Pennsylvania
Chapter: The Wyoming & Lackawanna Valleys
Section: Brooks Family & Hunlock Family, page 227
Thomas Janse Van Dyke's Timeline
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Amsterdam, North Holland
Utrecht, Utrecht, Nederland, Europe
Long Island, New Amsterdam, New York