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Abraham le Maister (Delamater)

Also Known As: "Abraham Delameter", "Abraham Le Maistre", "Abraham Le Maitre", "Abram La Metre"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Flatbush, Long Island, New York
Death: November 25, 1734 (78)
Kingston, Ulster, New York
Place of Burial: Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Claude Jansen van Amersfoort Le Maistre and Hester Mattysen Du Bois
Husband of Celeste R Vernoye and Elsje Jurianse Tappen
Father of Marietje Pearce (Delamater); Johannes E. Delamater; Susanna Delameter; Isaac Delamater; Cornelius Delamater and 4 others
Brother of Johannes Delamater, Sr.; Isaac Delamater, le Maister; Susannah de la Mater; Hester Delamater and Jacobus le Maister

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About Abraham le Maister

  • Revised history of Harlem (city of New York). Its origin and early annals, prefaced by home scenes in the fatherlands; or, notices of its founders before emigration. Also, sketches of numerous families and the recovered history of the land-titles .. (1904)
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  • Glaude Le Maistre, or Delamater, as usually written by his descendants, had sprung from an ancient house of Brittany, the Lords of Garlaye, whose chateau and estates lay in the parish of Derval, in the diocese of Nantes. It was eminent in the civil and military service, the church, and the law. Its members had held commands in Picardy, where one of its now scattered branches, in which the name Claude first appears, became allied
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  • early in the sixteenth century to the lords of Caumartin. Claude Le Maistre, Sieur De Hedicourt, becoming a Protestant, was, with others, imprisoned and fined at Amiens in 1588, at the instance of the League. He was a man of talent and spirit, and showed great valor in opposing the entrance of the Spaniards into that city in 1597, when soldiers in the garb of peasants, selling apples and nuts, had gained admission. Our Glaude Le Maistre was no doubt of this family, members of which had removed to Artois, where he was born, as before said, in the town of Richebourg. After escaping the country he comes to notice at Amsterdam, in 1652, an exile and a widower, living in the Tanners' cross-street, having lost his wife, Jeanne De Lannoy. On April 24th of that year he married Hester, daughter of Pierre Du Bois, of Amsterdam, though late of Canterbury, England, where Hester was born. Some of the Le Maistres had also taken refuge at Canterbury, and circumstances make it nearly certain that Glaude was among them, and with the Du Boises had left England because of the civil wars then raging, or the threatened rupture with Holland, and, perhaps, in his case, to take ship for New Netherland, as he soon did, appearing with Tourneur first at Flatbush, and afterward at Harlem.
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  • Glaude le Maistre, born 1620, as his autograph is, ancestor of the entire Delamater family in this country, having died before the date of the Dongan patent, his widow, Hester, and sons Jan and Isaac, took his place among the patentees. An exile from his home at Richebourg, in Artois, it was while living in the Loyerdwarsstraet, at Amsterdam, April 24, 1652, that Glaude married Hester Du Bois, who was his second wife (his first wife having been Jeanne De Lannoy) , and, as we have seen, also of a French refugee family. Glaude spent some of his first years in America at Flatbush, working as a carpenter, and there four of his six children were born. With Meyndert Coerten, Walraven Luten, Pierre Billiou and others (Mrs. Billiou, a Du Bois, was probably related to Mrs. Delamater*), he applied, August 22, 1661,
    • * Pierre Billiou .... etc.
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  • .... He died in or about 1683, his years having exceeded three-score and ten.
  • Glaude Delamater, or Le Maistre, as he was then called, married first, Jeanne De Lannoy, and second Hester Du Bois, April 24, 1652, had six children, and died about 1683. On November 6, 1687, Claude's widow married Jan Tibout, the parish clerk. In view of this event, she and Tibout had entered into an agreement, September 23, preceding, with her sons Jan and Isaac, and son-in-law Bussing (who together took the real estate, having power to do so from the absent heirs, Abraham and Jacobus Delamater, and Moses Le Count), by which she was to "have the free use of the house and erf at the strand," while she lived, and Jan and Isaac were to pay her twenty-seven schepels of wheat yearly. "Should any land be drawn during Hester du Bois' lifetime, it shall belong to them both, to wit, Jan Tibout and Hester Du Bois."
    • 2. Jan, born in 1653, baptized March 9, 1653, married Ruth, daughter of Resolved Waldron, August 11, 1678, had nine children, and died 1702.
    • 3. Abraham Delamater, born at Flatbush, in 1656, removed in his early manhood, with his brother Jacobus, to Kingston, Ulster County, N. Y. He there married, June 18, 1682, Celeste, daughter of Cornelius Vernoy, and had four children. He married a second wife, Elsie, daughter of Jurian Tappan, and widow of Hillebrant Lechier, about 1692, having five children. A magistrate and
    • .... etc.
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    • elder at Kingston, and prominent in public affairs, he closed a useful life November 20, 1734.
    • 4. Isaac, born 1658, married Cornelia Everts (Van Ness), about 1681, had nine children.
    • 5. Susannah, born 1660, married Arent Harmanse Bussing, February 24, 1673, had three children.
    • 6. Hester, born 1662, married Moses Le Count, had four children. He of Kingston, N. Y.
    • 7. Jacobus Delamater, born 1665, at Harlem, married at Kingston, September 23, 1688, Gertrude (born 1666), daughter of Martin Cornelisz. Ysselsteyn (Esselsteyn), of Claverack. He was a trustee of Kingston, and a firm supporter of the church there for some years, till he settled in Marbletown upon land (296 acres) bought in 1715, and where he died in 1741, leaving this property to his sons Isaac and Martin, and a farm at Claverack to his eldest son Claude. Had ten children.
  • Jan Delamater (2), (son of Glaude), was, as we have seen, a worthy and useful resident. He operated considerably in lands. .... On October 25, 1702, being "sick in bed," he made his will, giving his wife a life use of his estate. The will was proved September 9, 1703, only a few days before the widow married Henry Bogert, of Marbletown, to which place she removed with some of her children. The Hoorn's Hook farm and other lands of Jan Delamater were sold, in 1710, to Samuel Waldron.
    • .... etc.
    • 17. Tanneke, baptized March 27, 1692, married Martin Bogert, May 7, 1713, had five children.
    • 18. Hester, born 1694, married John Lewis, May 22, 1713, had two children.
    • 19. Maria (Marytje), born August 8, 1696, married John Pierce, June 3, 1716, had ten children.
    • 20. Catherine, baptized March 21, 1697.
    • 21. Adriana (Ariaantje), baptized November 11, 1694, married Aldert Kiersted, October 26, 1714, had two children.
    • 22. Johannes (Joannes), baptized July 4, 1697, married first Christina Wynkoop, May 12, 1723, had seven children. He married second, Maria Decker, November 11, 1738, had two children, and died 1756.
    • 23. David, baptized February 2, 1701, married Laurentia Ten-broek, May 10, 1728, had nine children. Will proved December 17, 1771.
    • 24. Jacobus (James), baptized April 22, 1705, married Catrina Schoonmaker, November 12, 1726, had one child.
    • 25. Abraham (Abram), baptized September 28, 1707, married Rachel, daughter of Abraham Low, had seven children, and died July 13, 1776.
  • Isaac Delamater (4), (son of Glaude), .... etc.


  • Genealogy of descendants of Claude Le Maitre (Delamater.) [sic] : who came from France via Holland and settled at New Netherlands, now New York, in 1652 by De La Mater, La Fayette
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  • CLAUDE LE MAITRE (Delamater)1, the ancestor of all who inherit the name in the United States, was a native of Richebourg, in Artois, France, and had sprung from an old family in Picardy, originally from Brittany. In relation to these ancestors, and a narrative of the motives which induced him to leave his native land, and other particulars, the reader is referred to the introduction to this volume, which will be found quite full and specific on many points. On the 24th of April, 1652, Claude married at Amsterdam, Holland, Hester, a daughter of Pierre Du Bois, of that city ; though late of Canterbury, England, where Hester was born. Du Bois, like Le Maitre and others, had been prompted by the religious intolerance of France in those times to seek that freedom abroad, which was not then secure at home. The spirit of adventure invited them across the sea.
  • Claude and Hester Le Maitre came to America and made their home at Flatbush (Midwout), from 1652 till 1662 ; where four of their children, Jan, Abraham, Isaac and Susanna were born. They then removed to Harlem, where two others, Hester and Jacobus, were born.
  • This became their home the remainder of their days.
  • .... His death occured about 1683. Hester, his widow survived him many years. Their children were :
    • 1 i Jan (John)2, b. at Flatbush, 1653 ; m. Ruth, a daughter of Resolved Waldron, and operated extensively in real estate. He d. 1702, leaving
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    • an interesting family, a widow, and six sons and daughters.
    • 2 ii Abraham2, b. at Flatbush, 1656 ; he removed in early manhood with his brother Jacobus to Kingston (Esopus), Ulster Co., N. Y., and in 1682, married Celeste, daughter of Cornelius Vernoye ; he afterward m. a second wife, Elsie Tappan ; he became an elder in the church and prominent in public affairs (See Appendix).
    • 3 iii Isaac Le Maitre2 b. 1658 ; m., about 1681, Cornelia Evarts, of Albany ; he served the town in various offices ; his home was in Harlem, where he raised an interesting family ; their children were: i. Hester, baptised Apr. 7, 1683, at Albany, who m . Simon Van Ness of that place, but in 1716, a farmer at Newark, N. J.; ii. Evertie, b. Jan. 14, 1685, m., 1717, Bernardus Verveleen of Rockland Co., N. J.; iii. Johannes, b. Jan'y 16, 1687, m., 1714, Annetje, dau. of John Waldron ; iv. Abraham, b. March 29, 1690, m., in 1718, Catherine Benson ; v. Isaac, b. Apr. 2, 1693; did this Isaac m. Annetta Myers? accounts differ ; Abram and Isaac have been said to have been twins ; (?) vi. Rebecca, b. Nov. 25, 1696, m. Capt. Isaac De Le Maitre, of Marbletown, and Amenia, Oct. 20, 1717 ; vii. Jacob, b. Apr. 9, 1699; viii. Susanna, who m., Johannes B. Waldron ; ix. Cornelia, who m., Cornelius Quackenbos, of Harlem.
    • 4 iv Susanna2, b. about 1660, at Flatbush, who was m. to Albert Hermans Bussing, by whom she had two children.
    • 5 v Hester2, born at Harlem, 1662 ; who was married to Moses Le Count (De Graf) and resided at Kingston.
    • 6 vi Jacobus2, (James) Le Maitre b. at Harlem about 1665 ; settled at Kingston, in 1680 ; married at that place in 1688.
  • The record we furnish of four of the sons and daughters of Claude and Hester Le Maitre, is general ; that of two of them, Jacobus and Isaac, is or will be more special and furnishes the names of their children.
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  • A son of Jacobus, Isaac, and a daughter of Isaac, Rebecca in intermarrying, in 1717, became the parents of a large family, of which some branches have furnished pretty full records for this volume. It will be remembered that their descendants sustain the same relation to both Jacobus and Isaac, sons of Claude Le Maitre and their descendants.
  • This intermarriage of three of the sons of Isaac Le Maitre with three daughters of Johannes Kip, in 1752, and 1765; eventually occasioned the consideration of interests which have led to the accumulation of many records, which are to be preserved in this volume.
  • 2 JACOBUS (JAMES) LE MAITRE2, b. at Harlem about 1665, settled at Kingston in 1680 ; married at that place in 1688, Gertrude, daughter of Martin Cornelisz Ysselsteyn, of Claverack. He was a trustee of Kingston and a firm supporter of the Dutch Reformed Church. He resided in Marbletown, upon land (296 acres) bought in 1715, where he died in 1741, leaving this property to his sons Isaac and Martin, and a farm in Claverack to his eldest son Claude. The children of Jacobus were :
  • .... etc.
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  • Abraham Delamater, b. at Flatbush, in 1656, removed in his early manhood, with his brother Jacobus, to Kingston, Ulster Co. He there m., in 1682, Celeste, dau, of Cornelius Vernoy, He m. a second wife, Elsie, dau, of Jurian Tappen and widow of Hillebrant Lechier, A magistrate and elder at Kingston, and prominent in public affairs, he closed a useful life Nov, 20, 1734, His children were Cornelius, b. 1683, who m. Margaret van Steenburgh; Susannah, b. 1685; Adriana, b. 1694, m. Aldert Kiersted; Johannes, b. 1697, m. Christina Wynkoop; David, b. 1701, m. Laurentia Tenbrook; Jacobus, b. 1705, m. Catrina Schoonmaker; and Abraham, b. 1707, who m. Rachel, dau. of Abraham Low, Said Abraham Delamater d. July 13, 1776, having had nine children; his son Johannes, b. April 30, 1747, d. July 18, 1811. From Cornelius, b. 1683, was descended (through Cornelius, Benjamin, and Jacob), his gt-gt-grandson, the late distinguished Dr. John Delamater, of Cleveland, Ohio.
  • .... etc.
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  • Jan Delamater, of Harlem, eldest son of Claude, was b. in 1653, at Flatbush, m., in 1678, Ruth, dau. of Resolved Waldron, and was, as we have seen, a worthy and useful resident. He operated considerably in lands. On March 7, 1676, he and Jan Nagel bought Journee's property. Dividing it July 14, 1677, Delamater took the house and lot and No. 14 Van Keulen's Hook. He soon sold the latter, but afterward acquired Nos. 10, 11, in the same tract, and No. 7 of the New Lots. He also succeeded to an erf and 9 morgen of the paternal lands; this giving him the lower half of the farm on Montanye's Flat, lot No. 12 Van Keulen's Hook, and the two north gardens next the church-lot. He now sold No. 7 New Lots to Samuel Waldron, April 21, 1688, leased his three lots on Van Keulen's Hook to Joost van Oblinus, and on the same date conveyed the Journee erf to Peter van Oblinus, who sold it to Jacques Tourneur, Aug. 7, 1691. In May, 1690, Delamater bartered his Van Keulen's Hook lots for others on Hoorn's Hook, to which he removed. See App. H. On Oct. 25, 1702, being "sick in bed," he made his will, giving his wife a life use of his estate. The will was proved Sept. 9, 1703, only a few days before the widow m. Henry Bogert, of Marbletown, to which place she removed with some of her children. The Hoorn's Hook farm and other lands of Jan Delamater were sold, in 1710, to Samuel Waldron. His children who survived infancy were Susannah, b. 1682, who m. Albert Low, of H., and went to Somerset Co., N. J,; Cornelia, b. 1685, who m. her step-brother Cornelius Bogert; Abraham, b. 1689, m. Jan. 19, 1711, his step-sister Sarah Bogert, and settled at North Branch; Tanneke, b. 1692, m. her step-brother, Martin Bogert, who had previously lived at Harlem; Hester, b. 1694, who m. John Lewis; and Catharine, b. 1697, who, I believe m. Wm. Van Gaasbeck, of Kingston.


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Flatbush, Long Island, New York

Abraham de la Maistre (Delamater) born 1656 Flatbush, Long Island, New York
christened 1656 Flatbush, Long Island, New York
died 20 November 1734 Kingston, Ulster County, New York
buried 22 November 1734 New York
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October 13, 1689
Age 33
Kingston, Ulster, New York
August 8, 1696
Age 40
Kingston, Ulster, New York
July 4, 1697
Age 41
Kingston, Ulster, New York
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New York, New York, New York, United States
April 1705
Age 49
Kingston, Ulster, New York
July 28, 1707
Age 51
Kingston, Ulster, New York
November 22, 1734
Age 78
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States