About Adriaen Vincentâ
"Adriaen's family was Jewish,. but it had learned to 'kiss the cross'. It had settled in Aecken, near present-day Belgium and found things a long way from easy, despite its conversion to Christianity..... In his youth, he had fled to Holland. After a brief residence in London, in 1634, he boarded the ship 'Mary & John' and set sail for the New World.
When he immigrated to New Amsterdam he had dreams of owning his own business. In 1654 he was licensed to sell brandy and strong liquor to immigrants. Around this time he married but her name is unknown. He fathered at least three children;
- Jean, married cousin Anne Vincent & secondly Susanna Nuquerque
- Francois, married Anne Guerry
- Madaleine, married John Pelleetreau
It is possible that he had a brother Francois who later immigrated, but this can not be proven. In around 1667 the English Gov. Richard Nichols granted landd to Adraena on Prince Street, NY City where he lived out the rest of his life amongst his family. (car)