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Allard Anthony (Antonides)

Also Known As: "Allard Burgtem Antonides", "Allard Anthony Burgtem", "Allard Anthony"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Netherlands
Death: December 21, 1685 (65)
New York, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Franciscus Antonides
Husband of Henrica Wessels
Father of Nicholas Anthony

Occupation: Schepen (Dutch for alderman or magistrate) in New Amsterdam and early New York City, first Sheriff of New York City
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Allard Anthony


Allard Burgtem Antonides (1620–1685) was one of five Schepens (Dutch for aldermen or magistrate) in New Amsterdam and early New York City,[1] the city that was to become New York City. As a representative of New Amsterdam and the New Netherlands colony, Antonides made significant contributions during his appeals to the Dutch monarchy. In 1664, when the British Empire conquered the colony, Antonides anglicized his surname to 'Anthony' and maintained his post until shortly before his death. Though he represented the Dutch colonists, his direct descendants are said to be of Spanish ancestry, possibly gaining access to the Netherlands during the Spanish occupation before its establishment as a separate nation. His place in the history of colonial Holland can be compared to the well-known Peter Stuyvesant and the less-known Willem Verhulst.

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• with 92 others, co-signed the Remonstrance that convinced Stuyvesant to surrender New Netherland to the British in 1664. (see number 28 in the list)


Allard Anthony

First Sheriff of New York City

Allard Anthony, born in 1620, was a prominent citizen of New Amsterdam. He was one of the Nine Men in 1652 and was appointed to the newly-established office of Schepen in 1653. That year, Anthony was sent to Holland to request aid to defend the colony against the English then threatening to invade. The following year, he was appointed Burgomaster, to replace Arent Van Hattem who had returned to Holland. He held that office until 1658 and was reappointed in 1661 and 1662.

Allard Anthony took the oath of allegiance to the English Crown on January 16, 1665 and when the Schout, Pieter Tonneman, chose to return to Holland in February 1665, Allard Anthony was appointed the second Schout of New Amsterdam. On June 12, 1665, when the English form of municipal government was established in the City of New York, Governor Nicoll appointed Anthony the first Sheriff of New York City. Anthony was succeeded as sheriff by Captain John Manning, on July 24, 1667, and he, in turn, succeeded Manning as sheriff, on October 13, 1670.

The coat-of-arms of the Anthony family is the same as that of the old Spanish Antonio family and it is believed that one of the Spanish Antonios settled in Holland, founding the Dutch family of Antoni. The family name was modified to Anthony when New Netherland came under English rule.

Anthony had a city residence on Whitehall Street that was considered one of the finest private buildings of its time, and he owned a farm on Manhattan near Wall Street. Allard Anthony died in 1685.


Robert C. Ritchie. The Duke's Province: A Study of New York Politics and Society, 1664-1691 (1971)

America's Successful Men of Affairs: The city of New York (1895)

The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York (1905)



1656 12 Apr; Allard Anthony, van Amsterdam; Henrica Wessels, van Uytrecht


Collections of the New-York Historic Society for the Year 1893. Publication Fund Series 1894 - Local history page 182

End Of Liber 14 A.


[This Appendix includes some wills not on record, and also wills and documents in Liber 19 B. The latter part of this Liber is composed of complaints entered in the "Court of Mayor and Aldermen." In a future volume Libers 11, 12, etc., will appear in their regular order.] Will of Allard Anthony, of the city of New York, December 12, 1685. My body to be buried in such place as my wife Henrica shall think fit. I leave to my wife Henrica, all houses, lands, tenements, and goods, and all legacies due unto me by the decease of our father, Franciscus Anthony, of Holland. I leave to my son, Nicholas Anthony, for that he hath proved disobedient to me, in his marriage with Angie, his now wife, and for other reasons to me best known, 1 shilling, in full for all his portion. If my wife and the children of my son should die, then one half of my estate is left to the Elders of the Dutch Church, and the other half to my wife's relations, and I make my wife executor.

Witnesses, Edward King, Charles Lodowick, Robert Sheldon, George Blackwell. Recorded Liber 19 B. Page 182.

[note.—Allard Anthony was one of the moat prominent citizens of early New York, and held the office of Sheriff. His house was on the west side of Broadway, a little south of Oyster Pasty lane.]

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Allard Anthony's Timeline

January 28, 1657
Age 37
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
December 21, 1685
Age 65
New York, Province of New York