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Cornelis Hendriksz Van Nes

Dutch: Cornelius Hendrickson
Also Known As: "Cornelis Hendricksz Van Nes", "Cornelis Henricxz van Ness"
Birthplace: Vianen, Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, Netherlands
Death: after November 12, 1684
Rensselaerswyck Colony, Dutch Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Hendrick Gerritse Van Nes and Margrieta Claasdr Kemp
Husband of Mayke Hendricksdr van den Burghgraeff and Maritie Adamse Damen
Father of Gerritje Cornelise van Ness; Margrietje Cornelise ‘Grietje’ van Ness; Hendrickje Cornelise van Oothout; Aeltje van van Ness; Adriaen van Nes and 6 others
Brother of Claas Hendriksz Van Nes; Gerritgen Hendrikse Van Ness and Helmich Hendriksz Van Nes

Occupation: Farmer. Mentioned in 1643, along with Andries de Vos and Cornelis Segers van Egmont, as the principal farmers of Rensselaerswyck colony.Also had a brewery at Greenbush, owned jointly with his son-in-law Jan Oothout.
Managed by: Piet Roestenburg
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About Cornelis Hendriksz Van Nes

Not the son or husband of Anneken Wessels and not the son of Hendrick Gerritszen Van Ness


Updated 8 September 2023

Cornelis Hendricksz van Nes was born 17 Mar 1602 Vianen, Vianen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, and died about 12 Nov 1684 in Rensselaerswyck Colony, Albany, NY. Death also seen as Fairfield, Essex, New Jersey.

He was the son of Hendrik Gerritse van Nes and Margrieta Claasdr Kemp.

Immigrated with his wife from Amersterdam, Netherlands on the ship "EYCKENBOOM" on 5/17/1641.


  1. Mayken Hendricksdr van den Burchgraeff b: 1602 in Lakerveld, Zederik, Zuid- Holland, Netherlands, d: 24 Mar 1664 in Fairfield, Essex, New Jersey, m: 31 Jul 1625 in Vianen, Vianen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands; They lived in Vianen on the Havendijke
  2. Maritie Damen b: 1599 in Holland, d: 03 Jul 1682 in Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, m: 14 Mar 1664 in Greenbush, Rensselaer, New York

Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness

b. 1599/0, d. after 12-Nov-1684, #750

Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness was the son of Hendrick Gerritse Van Ness and Gerritje (Unknown). Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness was born in 1599/0 at Nes, Island of Ameland, Netherlands. He married Maycke Hendrieux Van Der Burchgraeff, daughter of Hendrick A. Van Der Burchgraeff and Annetje Janse, on 31-Jul-1625 at Harvendijk, Zeeland, Netherlands. Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness married Maritie Damen on 21-Mar-1663/64 at Renselaerwyck, Rensselaer County, New York. Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness died after 12-Nov-1684 at Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey.

He was also known as Cornelius Hendrickse Van Ness. He resided at at Vianen on the Haverdijk, South Holland, Netherlands, in 1625. He and Maycke Hendrieux Van Der Burchgraeff immigrated in Aug-1641 to Rensselaerseick, New Netherlands; probably came aboard the ship "den Eyckenboon" which arrived at New Amsterdam in August 1641. He is mentiooned with Andries de Vos and Corneilis Segers van Egmont as being the prionciple farmers of Rensselaerswyck colony whose terms all other farmes must accept in 1643. Cornelis, his wife and son-in-law Peter Claes, had arguments with Director Brant Aertsz van Slichtenhorst of Rensselaerswyck. These arguments resulted in several law suits, and Van Ness was forced to apoogize for the slanderous language he used against the Director. In 1648. On 25-Aug-1650 Cornelis Van Ness leased tor eight years a farm in Greenbush, Renssselaerswyck.

Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness held the position of of Counciler of Rensselaerwyck between 1652 and 1658. He was granted a patent fo 50 morgens of land at Amerrsfoort (Flatlands, Long Island), where in 1664 his dughter Grietie and her husband, Peter Claes, later called Wyckoff, lived on 23-May-1659. He held the position of of Counciler of Rensselaerwyck between 1660 and 1661. He held the position of of Counciler of Rensselaerwyck in 1663. He was grandted a patent of 21 Morgens of land in Schenectady on 16-Jun-1664. He left a will in 1677 at Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. He and Maritie Damen resided at at Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, in 1677. On 12-Nov-1684 the last record of Cornelis Van Ness, he is referred to as "old Van Nes."

Children of Cornelius Hendrick Van Ness and Maycke Hendrieux Van Der Burchgraeff:

  • Gerritje Van Ness+ b. circa 1626, d. 10-Sep-1689
  • Grietje Cornelis Van Ness+ b. 1627, d. between 1699 and 1703
  • Hendrick Cornelisse Van Ness+ b. circa 1638, d. before 9-May-1717
  • Hendrickje Cornelis Van Ness b. 1640
  • Gerrit Cornelissen Van Ness b. circa 1645, d. before 10-Jun-1715
  • Jan Cornelise Van Ness b. circa 1646
  • Cornelia Evertse Van Ness+ b. circa 1662

Immigration: 20 AUG 1641 From Amsterdam May 17, 1641 to New Amsterdam 20 Aug. 1641 Den Eyckenboom


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Cornelis Hendriksz Van Nes's Timeline

March 17, 1602
Vianen, Vijfheerenlanden, Utrecht, Netherlands
August 20, 1624
Emmeloord, Holland, Netherlands
Age 22
Vianen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Nes island of Ameland, Friesland
Renselaerwijck, New Netherland
of Vianen, S Holland, Netherlands
Emberland, Netherlands
Albany, Albany, New York
Vianen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands