Cornelius Jansen van Texel

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Cornelius Jansen van Texel

Also Known As: "Cornelis Jansen Van Texel", "Cornelius Jensen Van Tassel", "Cornelius Jensen (Texel) Van Tassel", "Cornelius Jansen Van Texel", "Cornelius Janszen Van Texel", "Cornelius Jensen Van Texel"
Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Texel, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Death: Died in Long Island, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Cornelis van Texel and Catoneras Cornelisd van Texel
Husband of Catoneras Van Tassel
Father of Jan Cornelissen van Tassel

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About Cornelius Jansen van Texel CORNELIUS JENSEN2 VAN TEXEL (JAN1) was born Abt. 1600 in Isle of Texel, North Holland, and died WFT Est. 1629-1691. He married (1) CATONERAS (NATIVE AMERICAN) WFT Est. 1612-1649, daughter of WYANDANCE (SACHEM OF LONG ISLAND). He married (2) CATONERAS 1614-1648, daughter of WYANDANCH and WITCHIKITTAWBUT.


Among the very early settlers in the New Netherlands region of what was later known of as New York, was the Van Texel family. The head of the family was generally known as Cornelis Jansen, that is, Cornelis son of Jan.

Cornelius Jansen Van Texel, also known as Jan Cornelius Van Texel, was born circa 1600 in Schoonderwoert, near Leerdam, South Holland; according to the listing of "Original Places of Residence in Holland, Belgium, and Germany of the Pioneer New Netherland Settlers." Earlier, his family was probably originally from the Island of Texel (The Texel), S.W. of the Frisian Islands.

The year of his coming cannot be exactly fixed, but his son was born at Fort Amsterdam in 1625, so he couldn't have arrived in this country later than 1624. He must have come over on one of the Dutch vessels that began trading with the Indians after Henry Hudson in 1609 sailed up the river that bears his name.

When Cornelius Jensen Van Texel came to the New Netherlands he went to Long Island, where he resided, so far as known the rest of his life. He was selected to represent the Long Island Indians before Commissioners appointed to settle the wars between the Peqots, Narragansetts and other tribe and was present at meetings of the Commissioners held at Boston and elsewhere.

Around 1624, Wyandance, Sachem of the Montauk an Indian Tribe on Long Island , gave him his daughter, Catoneras, in marriage. She was one of fourteen Indian women taken into captivity by Ninigret, chief of the Narrangansetts,and afterwards ransomed throughthe intervention of Lion Gardiner. Of this marriage, one son was born in 1625 at Fort Amsterdam, Manhattan Island, and named after his father, Jan Cornelius Van Texel.

No record has been found as to the date of decease or place of burial.

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Cornelius Jansen van Texel's Timeline

Texel, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Age 25
Fort Amsterdam, Mahattan Island, New York
Age 91
Long Island, New York