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Ariaentje Cornelise Trommels

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Rengerskerk, Island of Schouwen, Zeeland Province, The Netherlands
Death: February 7, 1664 (42-50)
New York Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Cornelis Trommels and Appolonis N.N.
Wife of Cornelis Claeszen Swits and Albert Leendertsz de Grauw
Mother of Claes Cornelisen Switz; Isaac Cornelisen Switz; Jacob Cornelisen Switz; Abraham Cornelisen Switz; Apolonia Cornelis Swits and 6 others
Sister of Geertje Cornelis; Jan Corneliszen Trommels; Geertruijde Cornelisse Trommels and Dirckske Cornelis Smeets

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About Ariaentje Cornelise Trommels

New Amsterdam - Immigrants


children

  1. Claes. born about 1640. He died 1663 [accidentally killed].
  2. Apolonitje. baptized 17 Feb 1641 in New Amsterdam DRCh [NYDC 2:11]. She died young.
  3. Jacob. baptized 5 Oct 1642 [twin] in New Amsterdam DRCh [NYDC 2:14]. He died young.
  4. Isaac. baptized 5 Oct 1642 [twin] in New Amsterdam DRCh [NYDC 2:14]. Isaac married Susanna Simons Groot and had eight children. He died 1701/1707 [WILL-NYHS 1:451].
  5. Jacob. baptized 5 Feb 1645 in New Amsterdam DRCh [NYDC 2:18].
  6. Abraham. baptized 10 Mar 1647 in New Amsterdam DRCh [NYDC 2:22].
  7. Apollonia. baptized 25 Oct 1648 in New Amsterdam DRCh. [NYDC 2:25]. Apollonia married Jan Thomaszen Eckerson 8 Nov 1665 [banns] in New York DRCh. [NYDC 1:31]. They had twelve children. icn_check.gif
  8. Cornelis. baptized 9 Jul 1651 in New Amsterdam DRCh [NYDC 2:29]. Cornelis married Jannetje Tjercks DEWITT. He died 1734 in Rochester, NY. Per Riker, he left no children.
  9. Pieter. baptized 12 Oct 1653 in New Amsterdam DRCh [NYDC 2:35].
  10. Cornelia. baptized 31 Oct 1655 in New Amsterdam DRCh [NYDC 2:40].

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Name: Ariaentje Cornelise TROMMELS Sex: F ALIA: Ariaentje /Cornelis/ Birth: ABT. 1620 Death: 7 FEB 1663/64

Note:

   After Cornelius' father was killed by an Indian in 1641, he took over the family farm in Harlem. Cornelius was in debt to the West Indies Company and working to pay it off when he, too, was killed in an Indian attack. The farm was destroyed and Ariaentje and the children were captured. After their ransom, the family was hard pressed to make ends meet. Ariaentje married Albert Leonards in 1656. In 1663 her oldest son, Claes, was accidently shot and killed by his neighbor in Albany, Philip Hendrickse Brouwer. In 1664 Ariaentje petitioned the West Indies Company for cancellation of the family's debt in exchange for their farm. In 1690, during the raid on Schnectady, Ariaentje's son, Isaac, and a grandson, Cornelis, were captured and taken to Canada. Isaac escaped and Cornelis was released soon after. The Olive Tree
   Witness at baptism at RDC New Amsterdam: 26 Aug 1640, Mr. Herman Meynderts, Francoys, Witnesses: Maria Edersen, Corn. Leenderts, Mr. Hans Kierstede, Aeriaentje Cornelis [prob.]
   "Very early one morning, 15 September 1655, sixty-four canoes of armed savages landed on the beach at New Amsterdam, and before scarcely anyone had risen, scattered about the town and began to break into the houses for plunder. All was alarm and confusion, and to make matters worse, Stuyvesant was absent, having departed on an expedition to the Delaware a few days before taking with him most of the garrison. The members of the council finally prevailed with the chiefs and their people to withdraw from the city, but at evening they returned, and a skirmish took place between them and the Dutch soldiers, blood flowing on both sides. The now enraged Indians departed but on that doleful night began a horrible slaughter of settlers, full fifty of whom fell within three days, while over a hundred, mostly women and children, were carried into captivity. Hordes of armed savages, thirsting for blood, swept over these Flats and devasted their bouweries. Cornelis Claessen Swits, whose father, as we have seen, had been killed by an Indian, now owned the farm on the Flats originally granted to Isaac DeForest, but which Swits had purchased from Beeckman, March 10th, 1653, selling the latter in exchange his plantation near Curler's Hook, later known as Delancey Farms. Since his good vrouw, Adrianna, had lost her father Cornelis Trommels, of Rengerskerk, a quiet hamlet in the Island of Schouwen, what changes she had experienced! Left an orphan to the care of a guardian at Brouwershaven, she had, after other vicissitudes, found a home on these beautiful but solitary plains, having since her arrival here inherited some property from an aunt in Zeeland. She was now the mother of five children between the ages of three and fifteen years. Swits had built a house, and labored hard upon his farm from fifty morgen, in clearing the land, etc. hoping by patient industry to cancel a debt of seven hundred guilders due the West India Company for commodities advanced to him. Both Swits and (his good friend) Teunissen were massacred, their goods plundered or burned, and their terrified wives and little ones captured and hurried away to their Indian haunts in the forest; this scene was enacted over and over. The Indians had threatened to 'root out the Dutch', nor did the they spare the English. In a few days the Indians having glutted their revenge, and willing to get the captives off their hands, made overtures which resulted in the ransom, during the month of October, but not the families of Teunissen and Swits, (it was many months before Adrianna and her children were released from captivity. Because of their long absence they eventually lost title to the land they worked so hard for, even though they tried to get the property back for years up until 1664). James Riker, "History of Harlem",[1st ed.] Pg.161.
   [Another of Riker's versions of above]
   "Hordes of armed savages, thirsting for blood, swept over these Flats [September 15th, 1655], slaying the settlers, plundering and burning their houses, and devastating their bouweries. Cornelis Claesseu Swits, whose father, as we have seen, had been killed by an Indian, now owned the farm on the Flats originally granted to Isaac de Forest, but which Swits had purchased from Beeckman, March 10th, 1653, selling the latter in exchange his plantation near Curler's Hook, later known as the "Delancey Farms." Since his good vrouw Adriana had lost her father, Cornelis Trommels, of Rengerskerk, a quiet hamlet in the Island of Schouwen, what changes she had experienced! Left an orphan to the care of a guardian at Brouwershaven, she had, after other vicissitudes, found a home on these beautiful but solitary plains, having since her arrival here inherited some property from an aunt in Zeeland. She was now the mother of five children between the ages of three and fifteen years. Swits had built him a house, and labored hard upon his farm of fifty morgen, in clearing the land, etc., hoping by patient industry to cancel a debt of seven hundred guilders due the West India Company for commodities advanced to him. His good friend Tobias Teunissen was equally busy on the bouwery near Spuyten Duyvel. His present wife, whom he had married in 1649, was a daughter of Claes Boone, of Amsterdam, at which place her mother, Beatrice Hermans, was still living, on the Boomstraat. Jannetie also had had her trials, having lost a former husband, Urbane Leursen, with whom she had come to New Netherland (we think he perished in the Princess, on board which he had served), and who left her with three children, other three being added after she married Tobias, though but one was surviving, namely Teunis, now between four and five years of age. These two households felt the full force of the Indian raid. Being "miserably surprised by the cruel, barbarous savages,"both Swits and Teunissen were massacred, their goods plundered or burned, and their terrified wives and little ones captured and hurried away to their haunts in the forest. The crops on the bouweries were destroyed, and the cattle either killed, driven off, or left to wander in the woods. The same scene was enacted at the Kuyter bouwery. The grain, etc., was burned, but, sadder still, the widow Kuyter, now the wife of Willem Jansen, from Heerde, in Gelderland, also fell a victim to savage fury, though the husband by some means escaped." Riker, Pgs. 178 - 180.
   "An event of interest to the villagers was the surrender by the widow of Cornelis Claessen Swits, to the Director and Council (pursuant to an offer which she made to them February 7, 1664, and by them accepted), of all her claim to the farm occupied by her late hnsband, but "purchased and cultivated by her," in lieu of the debt due from Swits to the West India Company. The title thus reverted to the government, and the lands on which was the village plot were thereby relieved of any mediate claim which could possibly be set up under the old patent of 1647. [Riker, pg. 232]
   This petition and answer are of sufficient interest to be given entire.
   To the Noble, Right Honorable, the DIRECTOR GENERAL and COUNCIL in New Netherland: Shows with all humility, Ariaentie Cornelis, late widow of Cornelis Clacasen Swits, now married to Albert Leenderts; how that the supplicant with her now deceased husband, and their children, occupied for several years and actually built upon, a parcel of land whereon has since been laid out the village of Haerlem; upon which farm, after much labor there expended, she, with her said deceased husband, was in September 1655, miserably surprised by the cruel barbarous savages, who at once murdered her husband, plundered or burnt all their goods, and carried her off with her six children captives. From whose cruel hands, by the aid of her good friends, being delivered, with her six naked children, she remained bereft of all that she had possessed, her husband and all means of subsistence, except only the aforesaid farm, on which she hoped, sooner or later, by the assistance of others, to be able to maintain herself in an honest manner; but in this she was disappointed, as well by the continued troubles, and the want of means, as by the orders issued against having any isolated habitations, and so was compelled for a time to abandon that farm. When at last it was resolved by the Director and Council to lay out the village of Haerlem, and the supplicant was inclined, with her present husband, Albert Leenderts, to again occupy the said farm, this could not be done, because her cleared land had been distributed among others, and the only offer then made her was to draw lots with the rest; to which she could not agree, as it was to her great prejudice, and thus was her whole farm, bought and cultivated by her, given to others, and the supplicant deprived of the means by which, with God's help, she could have maintained herself, instead of which she is now, with her children, reduced to poverty. The land being so distributed by the Director General and Council, it was provided that those interested, who had been driven off their land, should be paid by the actual possessors, ten guilders (sic) per morgen, but it was afterwards granted that in lieu of ten gl. per morgen the said occupants should, 5 years (sic) earlier than had been before determined, pay tithes of the produce, in behalf of those interested, but this cannot be collected but slowly. Our humble petition, therefore is, that it may please your Honors, either to return again the said parcel of land to the supplicant, or that its value, that for which it was before sold, may be reimbursed to her, - or otherwise, (as the supplicant's deceased husband remained indebted to the Hon. Company about seven hundred guilders, for commodities, for whose liquidation with that of other debts, he left her nothing besides the said land), that your Honors may be pleased to accept that farm, or what shall be paid for it by its actual possessors, in place of the aforesaid debt, and then to favor her with a receipt for it in full - which proposal the supplicant humbly requests your Honors may be pleased to seriously consider, with her present situation, and may through compassion let her enjoy a favorable answer, which doing she will remain Your Honors' obedient her ARIAENTIE "X" CORNELIS. mark
   This petition being read, and the supplicant's poor condition considered, the following order is thereupon made: Although the debt incurred by the supplicant's deceased husband, should long since have been paid, and ought now to be pajd without any further delay, yet, considering the scanty means which were left to the supplicant by the barbarians, as is explained more at large in her petition, and furthermore, her present situation; therefore resolved that we accept in payment of what her deceased husband Cornelis Claessen Swits remained indebted to the Company, whatever shall in time be collected from her land, as mentioned in her petition, giving her by this a receipt in full so that neither she nor her posterity shall ever be troubled about it in future, provided that she deliver to the Noble Company, her deed, transfer, etc., which she may have for the aforesaid land. Done in Fort Amsterdam, in New Netherland, the 7 Feb 1664. Riker, pg. 233

Father: Cornelis TROMMELS Mother: Appolonis UNKNOWN

Marriage 1 Cornelis Claeszen SWITZ b: 1614 in Switzerland

   Married: BEF. 1640 in Prob. Netherlands
   Marriage Ending Status: Death of one spouse
   Note: Wits.: Baptism, Dutch Ref. Ch., New Amsterdam: 1657 for Pieter Barentzen Kool, b. Aug 1657, New Amsterdam, NY; bapt. 29 Aug 1657; witnesses Jan Corneliszen & Adriantie Trommels

Children

   Has No Children Claes SWITZ b: ABT. 1640 in New York
   Has No Children Pieterje SWITZ b: ABT. 28 OCT 1640
   Has No Children Apolonitje SWITS b: ABT. 17 FEB 1640/41 in New Amsterdam, NY
   Has No Children Jacob SWITZ b: ABT. 5 OCT 1642
   Has No Children Isaac Cornelise SWITS b: ABT. 5 OCT 1642
   Has No Children Cornelis SWITZ b: ABT. 4 OCT 1643
   Has No Children Jacob SWITZ b: ABT. 5 FEB 1644/45
   Has No Children Abraham SWITZ b: ABT. 10 MAR 1646/47
   Has Children Apollonia Cornelis SWITS b: ABT. 25 OCT 1648
   Has No Children Cornelis Cornelise SWITZ b: ABT. 9 JUL 1651
   Has No Children Pieter Cornelise SWITZ b: ABT. 12 OCT 1653
   Has No Children Cornelia SWITZ b: ABT. 31 OCT 1655

Marriage 2 Albert LEENDERTS b: in Amsterdam, Holland

   Married: 18 NOV 1656 in RDC NA 1

Sources:

   Title: Records RDC NA
   Text: 1656 18 Nov; Albert Leonards, van Amsterdam; Ariaentje Cornelis Trommels, wid van Cornelis Claeszen Swits. 

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Name: Adriaentie (Ariaentie) Cornelisdr Trommels 1 Sex: F Name: Ariaantje Cornelis aka Birth: ABT 1618 in Rengerskerk, Island of Schouwen, Zeeland Province, The Netherlands 2 Reference Number: 49395 Death: in New Amsterdam

Father: Cornelis Trommels b: in Rengerskerk, The Netherlands Mother: Apolonia Unknown

Marriage 1 Cornelis Claeszen Swits b: ABT 1615 in Switzerland

   Married: ABT 1639

Children

   Has No Children Appolonitje Cornelisz Swits b: BEF 17 FEB 1640/41 in New Amsterdam
   Has No Children Isaac Cornelisz Swits b: BEF 5 OCT 1642 in New Amsterdam
   Has No Children Jacob Cornelisz Swits b: BEF 5 OCT 1642 in New Amsterdam
   Has No Children Jacob Cornelisz Swits b: BEF 5 FEB 1644/45 in New Amsterdam
   Has No Children Abraham Cornelisz Swits b: BEF 10 MAR 1646/47 in New Amsterdam
   Has Children Apollonia Cornelis Swits b: BEF 25 OCT 1648 in New Amsterdam
   Has No Children Cornelis Cornelisz Swits b: BEF 9 JUL 1651 in New Amsterdam
   Has No Children Pieter Cornelisz Swits b: BEF 12 OCT 1653 in New Amsterdam
   Has No Children Cornelia Cornelisz Swits b: BEF 31 OCT 1655 in New Amsterdam

Marriage 2 Albert Leonards b: in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

   Married: AFT 1 DEC 1656 in Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, New York 3

Sources:

   Author: David M. Riker
   Title: Riker - Genealogical and Biographical Directory to Persons in New Netherland, 1613-1674
   Publication: Name: A 4-volume compendium;
   Note:
   Source Medium: Book
   Author: David M. Riker
   Title: Riker - Genealogical and Biographical Directory to Persons in New Netherland, 1613-1674
   Publication: Name: A 4-volume compendium;
   Note:
   Source Medium: Book
   Page: 161-162
   Text: Revised History of Harlem; Its Origin and Early Annals by James Riker
   Author: Transcribed by Samuel S Purple
   Title: R D C: N Amsterdam and New York, Purple's (1639-1801) -Banns and Marriages
   Publication: Name: Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York;
   Note:
   Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York by Samuel S. Purple Dates show Banns registration NOT marriage date until 9/20/1673 also see the Collections of the N Y G B & R, 1890. and see Robert L. Billard at his site http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~rbillard/index.htm
   Page: p. 1656
   Text: 1656 18 Nov; Albert Leonards, van Amsterdam; Ariaentje Cornelis Trommels, wid Cornelis Claeszen Swits 
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Ariaentje Cornelise Trommels's Timeline

1618
1618
Rengerskerk, Island of Schouwen, Zeeland Province, The Netherlands
1639
1639
Age 21
New Netherland Colony
1641
February 17, 1641
Age 23
New Amsterdam, New York
1642
October 5, 1642
Age 24
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
October 5, 1642
Age 24

1642 Oct 05; Cornelis Claeszen-swiss; Ariaentie; Jacob (twin); De Hr.
Willem Kieft-Commandeur, D. Everardus Bogardus, Cornelis Van
Tienhoven-Secret., Jan Janszen Dam, [1]

1645
February 5, 1645
Age 27
Twin of Isaac Swits
1647
March 10, 1647
Age 29
New Amsterdam, New York
1648
October 28, 1648
Age 30
New York Colony
1651
July 9, 1651
Age 33
New Netherland