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Andries de Vos

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Beverwijik, Beverwijik, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death: 1674 (75)
Schenectady, Albany, Province of New York, British North America (USA)
Place of Burial: Menands, Albany, Province of New York, British North America (USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Zacharias Andries De Vos and Maritgen de Vos
Husband of Janneken Hartgers and Margrietje Pieterse Coeymans
Father of Geertruyt de Vos; Cornelia de Vos; Cornelius de Vos; Catayntje Andriese De Vos; Agnietje de Vos and 4 others
Brother of Carel Zachariasz de Vos; Cornelis Zachariasz de Vos and Jacob Zachariasz de Vos

Occupation: Deputy Director of Renselaerwyck, Magistrate
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About Andries de Vos

Andries De Vos by Stefan Bielinski

According to traditional sources, Andries De Vos was born in Holland within a few years of 1600. We seek information on his background although we note some work on his parentage.

In March 1625, he is said to have married Maria Coeymans. Several of their children emigrated to New Netherland with them in 1641. He was the brother-in-law of fellow pioneer Barent Pieterse Coeymans.

He is said to have been a carpenter by trade and to have occupied a saw and grist mill in what became Bethlehem. During the 1640s, he was said to have been a member of the court of Rensselaerswyck. He also was a regular litigant and subject of its deliberations. In 1649, he had a servant named Huybert.

He was living near Beverwyck during the 1650s. In 1653, he owned a woodlot and then other real property within the stockade. In May 1660, his name appeared on a list of traders who favored freedom to meet fur bearing Indians beyond of the Beverwyck stockade. He was well known in a number of capacities by the Beverwyck court.

His wife is said to have died in 1665.

Andries De Vos probably was dead by the mid 1670s. Without surviving sons, the family name dropped from Albany rolls following his death.

Notes: Tthe people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Andries De Vos is CAP biography number 7852. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

Family Reources:

Community-Based Resources: (link is dead 6/26/2014)

9038. Andries De Vos, born 1599 in Beverwijck, North Holland; died March 1664/65 in Albany, Albany Co., NY. He married 9039. Wife.

     9039. Wife, born Bet. 1600 - 1605; died Unknown. 

Notes for Andries De Vos: [Davis.FTW] She died in Albany in March 1666. Aelfe De Vos Birth: 1603 in Netherlands Death: MARCH 1665 in Albany, Albany County, New York. Note: Another researcher indicates that the spouse of Andries was a Margrietje Coeymans, daughter of Pietersz Koijemans. She had another daughter who married Barent Pieterse Coeymans.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------ B. Edward 2000-08-15 23:19:07 Andries De Vos was born in Beverwijck, North Holland. He was a Huguenot. Deputy Director of Rensselaerwyck. SOURCE: NY Gen Y Bio Record Vol 14, p 186. See also O'Callaghan's History of New Netherlands Vol 1, pp 433-44. Occupation: Carpenter & operated saw and gristmill. Sailed from Amsterdam by den Eyckenboom, May 17, 1641; arrived at New Amsterdam in August 1641. He occupied a farm [at Bethlehem?] from 1642 and in Oct. 1648 is referred to as gerechts persoon (member of the court). Jan. 21, 1649, the court of the colony decided that he must pay f62:10 a year for the patroon's rights of the mill at Bethlehem. Oct. 18, 1650, he entered into an agreement to lease the creek south of Thomas Chambers' farm for six years at an annual rent of f75 and to erect thereon a saw- and grist-mill, but Feb. 16, 1651, he was released from his obligation on the ground of inconvenience. He was a brother-in-law of Barent Pietersz Koijemans. He married on 8 Mar 1624/25, in Holland, to Margrietje Coeymans also spelled as KOIJEMANS, (a dau. of Pietersz Koijemans), who died in Mar 1664/54 in Albany. One record says that a child died with her. She is believed to be the mother (Andries may have had a second wife), of the following five children: 1. Catalyntje 2. Arriaentje 3. Cornelia 4. Geertruy 5. Arent Andries


Deputy Director of Renselaerswyck; magistrate of Beverwyck in 1648;owned the land north of Steuben & west of Pearl streets, extending across the "Vossen kil." Immigration: 17 MAY 1641 Amsterdam, N. Holland, Netherlands Note: By den Eyckenboom, sailed from Amsterdam, 17 May 1641; arrived at NewAmsterdam, NY in Aug 1641. Andries de Vos was a carpenter by trade & sailed by den Eyckenboom inMay 1641. He occupied a farm [at Bethlehem?] from 1642 & in Oct 1648is referred to as gerechis persoon (member of the court). 21 Jan1649, the court of the colony decided he must pay f62:10 a year forthe patroon's rights of the mill at Bethlehem. 18 Oct 1650, heentered into an agreement to lease the creek south of Thomas Chambers'farm for 6 yrs at an anual rent of f75 & to erect thereon a saw- &grist-mill, but 16 Feb 1651, he was released from his obligation onthe ground of inconvenience. He was a bro-in-law of Barent PieterszKoijemans. He was a Huguenot. Deputy Director of Rensselaerwyck. Arrived in New York 1640. Source: NY Gen & Bio Record vol 14 p 186. See O'Callaghan's History of New Netherlands Vol 1 pp 433-441 Date: Thu Jan 30 17:45:57 1997 Name: Marcie Ward Richie E- mail: Address: 132 Second Ave. N.E. Osseo, MN 55369 Surname of Immigrant: De Vos Given name(s) of Immigrant: Andries Name of Ship: Eyckenboom Arrival Date: May 1641 Origin of Immigrant: Netherlands Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: 1599 Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: after 1675 Immigrant's Spouse: name unknown Source of Information: Evjen, John O. Scandanavian Immigrants in New York 1630-1674, 1916; Pearson, Jonathan, First Settlers of Schenectady, NY; Pearson, Jonathan, First Settlers of Albany, NY, 1872. Immigrant's Children: 1.Cornelius b. 1626 m. Dirckie Peterse Coeymans 2.Catalyntje b. 1628 d. 1712 Schenectady, NY m.1. Arent Andriese Bratt m.2. Barent Janse Van Ditmars 1664 m.3. Claes Janse Van Boekhoven 1691 3.Ariaantje 4.Cornelia d. 1655 or 1656 Albany, NY m. Christopher Davids 5.Gertruy b. 1632 m. Barent Pieterse Coeymans 1653 Notes: Andries was a deputy director of Rensselaerwyck and in 1648 a magistrate and member of the court at Albany. On 27 Feb Andries and his son-in-lae, Arent Bratt, were appointed curators for the estate of Cornelia Vedos (De Vos) wife of Christoper Davids at Albany. Pearson calls Cornelius De Vos "van Schoenderwoert". Cornelius returned to the Netherlands after the death of his wife in 1665.

More About Andries De Vos: Immigration: May 17, 1641, New Amsterdam


Children of Andries De Vos and Wife are:

	4519	i.	 	Cornelia De Vos, born Bet. 1620 - 1625 in Holland; died February 27, 1656/57 in Beverwyck, Albany Co., NY; married Christopher Davis Abt. 1644 in Albany, NY.
		ii.	 	Cornelius De Vos, born 1626; died Unknown; married Dirckie Peterse Coeymans; born 1630 in Utrecht, Holland; died 1665.
	Notes for Dirckie Peterse Coeymans:

[Davis.FTW] per genealogies of 1st settlers of albany

		iii.	 	Ariaantje De Vos, born Abt. 1628; died Unknown.
		iv.	 	Catalyntje De Vos, born 1628; died 1712 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY; married (1) Arent Andries Bradt 1648 in Albany, NY; born Abt. 1615 in Fredriested, Ostfold, Norway; died 1662 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY; married (2) Barent Janse Ditmars 1664; died Bef. 1691; married (3) Claas Janse Van Boekhaven 1691; died Unknown.
	Notes for Arent Andries Bradt:

[Davis.FTW] Pedigree Chart of Robert Moore 77 Metcalfe St. St. Thomas, Ontario. For more on this family, visit the website by Lorine McGinnis Schulz - http:\\ Land 1662 Schenectady, Schenectady, NY Note: After the death of her husband, the grants of land allotted to Albert,were confirmed to her. Her home lot in the village was the westquarter of the block bounded by Washington, Union, Church & Statestreets, being abt. 200 ft. sq., Amsterdam measure. Immigration: ABT 1636 Fredrikstad, Norway Note: Arent Andriese Bratt de Norman, meaning "of Normandy - the Norman orNorseman." One of the earliest Norwegian settlers in New Netherlands;from Fredrikstad, a town at the mouth of the Glommen, the largestriver in Norway. One source calls him a "Hollander from the ZuiderZee who came to this country in the earliest wave of Dutch settlementabout 1636 along the Upper Hudson around Beverwyck or Fort Orange(settled in 1614) which became Albany in 1664." He and his brotherAlbert took up land near Bethlehem, NY where they built mills onNorman's Kill 10 miles below Albany as tenantry to the Patroon KillianVan Rensselaer. Arent was no doubt born in Fredrikstad,,Norway and came to America in the ship Rensselaerwyck with brother Albert and his family. Albert 1607 in Fredrikstad, Smaalenes; now Ostfold, Norway 1646: Arent and Albert raised tobacco until 1646 when Arent became a grainand cattle farmer. 1648: he married Caralyntje DE VOS, d/o Andries, Deputy-Director of Renssel'k 1652: Arent bought a lot in Beverwyck (Albany) 1655: He leased land on Van Rensselaer Island, opposite Beverwyck 1661: Arent was incl. in a group who purchased land along the Mohawk River which became Schenectady. They now had 6 children. 1662-3: Arent died probably never having lived in Schenectady. 1664: His wife and children moved there after his death to take up the two lots alotted them as family of one of the proprietors. Later that year Cornelia married Barent VAN DITMARS, who along with two of her children were killed in the Massacre of 1690. 1691: Cornelia married the 3rd time to Claes Janse Van BOEKHOVEN

		v.	 	Geertruy De Vos, born 1632; died Unknown; married Barent Pieterse Coeymans 1653 in NY; born 1628 in Utrecht, Holland; died 1710 in Albany Co., NY.
	Notes for Geertruy De Vos:

[Davis.FTW] Married Jan or Barent Pieterse Coeymans. Aelfe De Vos may not have been her mother.

	Notes for Barent Pieterse Coeymans:

[Davis.FTW] "Ship Passenger Lists, New York and New Jersey (1600-1825)" has the following information: Page 39-40: "Barent Pieterse Koeymans, alias Barent the Miller, entered into the service of the first Patroon at 30 guilders a year. Three brothers accompanied him to Resselaerswyck in 1636, Jacob, David and Arent, who was a lad. It is presumed that they came originally from Utrecht. Barent worked in the Patroon's grist-mill until 1645, in the fall of which year he took charge, with Jan Gerritsen, his partner (who came out with him), of the Patroon's sawmills, being allowed 150gl each year for board, and three stivers a cut for every plank they sawed. He remained in this employment until 1647, having cut between three and four thousand boards in that time... In 1657, he rented, in company with Cornelis Teunis Van Breukelen, for three years, the Upper Mills, (as the mills on the Patroon's creek were called, in contradistinction to those on the Norman's kil), which he leased on his own account in 1660 for 13 years... Barent Pietersen had five children-Andreas, Samuel, Peter, Ariantje, and Jannitje... Pieter married twice, by his first wife he had Mayica, who married Andreas Witbeck, and Elizabeth, the wife of Jacob Van Allen. By his second wife, Charlotte Amelia Drawyer, he had Gerrije, who married John Barclay, mayor of Albany; Anne Margaret, who married Peter Ten Eyck, and Charlotte A, who married John Bromck... All the descendants of Barent Coeymans, after the first generation in the direct line, were females." Barent Coeyman a wealthy mill owner and founder of the town of Coeyman, N.Y. O'Callaghan's history says Barent the miller came to Rennselaer in 1636 as a "miller for the first patroon, his brothers David, Jacob & Arent accompanied him. Arent was but a lad, they came on the ship Rennsselaerwyck, he is presumed to come from Utrecht, the ship saled from the Netherlands, Oct. 1636, granted the Coeymans (Koyamans) patent 16 Aug 1714, had to build a saw mill." Page 152.--Robert Hunter, Captain-General and Governor. Whereas BARENT COEYMANS, late of the County of Albany, Gent, lately died intestate, Letters of administration are granted to the eldest son and heir Andries Coeymans, October 20, 1712. [NOTE.--The persons mentioned in above were the owners of the tract of land known as Coeymans Patent, embracing a tract 12 miles square, on the west side of Hudson's river, and now includes the town of New Baltimore, and lands adjacent in Greene County and Albany County. The rocky islet known as "Beeren Island," which figures so prominently in the veracious Diedrich Knickerbocker's "History of New York," is near the southeast corner of this Patent.--W. S. P.]

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Beverwijik, Beverwijik, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Age 1
Age 16
Albany, Albany, NY, USA
Age 27
Beverwijk, Beverwijk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Age 27
Reusel, Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Age 29
Nederland, Europe
Age 35
Holland, Reusel-de-Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
May 1641
Age 42
Beverwyck, , New York, New Netherland, USA,
August 1641
Age 42
New Amsterdam, New York