Antonio D'Angola

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Anthony Angola

Birthplace: New Amsterdam, New Netherland, NY, America
Immediate Family:

Biological son of Antonio Cleyn and Lucie d'Angola
Adopted son of Dorothy Creole
Half brother of Laurens Laurensz d'Angola; Dominicus Angola; Janneken Angola and Christina Emanuels

Managed by: George J. Homs
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Immediate Family

About Antonio D'Angola

  • Baptized in New Amsterdam at the Dutch Reformed Church
  • officially declared free: March 11, 1661 (Year book of the Holland Society of New York)
  • 1643 Aug 30; Cleyn Anthony van Angola; Anthony; Dorothea D'Angola icn_check.gif

WiLLEM Kieft, Director, etc., to Cleyn Antonio, a free negro. Ground-brief dated Dec. 30, 1644. Not found of record: recited below in confirmation made to Cleyn Antonio, his son.

Anthony's parents

May 5, 1641, Anthony van Angola, the patentee, who was then the widower of Catalina van Angola, married Lucie D'Angola, widow of Laurens D'Angola. — Marr. in Re/. Dutch Church, 10.

On August 30, 1643, Dorothy D'Angola stood God-mother for their little son, Anthony.

Anthony and Lucie died soon after, and the child was immediately adopted by Dorothy.

Feb. 2, 1653, Dorothy D'Angola, then the widow of Paulo D'Angola, married Emanuel Pietersen. — Ibid., 18.

March 11, 1661, Emanuel and Dorothy petitioned that the child should be declared free born, which was granted. La Chair's Register, in Year Book of the Holland Society, 1900, 131. See Chronology.

• " Both Anthony Van Angola and Lucie D'Angola died soon after the 1643 birth of their son, Anthony Van Angola, and he was adopted by his godmother Dorothy D’Angola (aka Clara Creole; Etoria; Retory) (aka Dorothy Creole) . At age 18, on 21 Mar 1661 he was declared "born free" and given a certificate of freedom, due to a petition filed by his adopted mother and her husband, Emanuel Peterson. The son, on 19 Oct 1667, received confirmation of the ground-brief of 1644 to his father."

possible birth of a son: • ? 1657 Oct 24; Anthony Dorothea, Dorothea Keffyn; Hendrick; Nicolaes Boots, Catharina Boots

the clue here is that the father is given the name Anthony (of?) Dorothea. Naturally there might be some kind of other explanation. After all, Anthony would be a father at age 14... which is a little young.

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Antonio D'Angola's Timeline

August 30, 1643
New Amsterdam, New Netherland, NY, America
August 30, 1643

Upon the death of Antonio Cleyn and his wife, the 4 year old son was adopted by his god mother Dorothy [ Dorothy Creole]