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Dorothy Creole

Also Known As: "First names: Etoria and Retory"
Immediate Family:

Wife of Paulo Angola and Manuel Pietersen Minuit
Mother of Antonio D'Angola; Dominicus Angola; Janneken Angola and Christina Emanuels

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Dorothy Creole

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.

This negro has been identified as Anthony from Angola.

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

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Dorothy Creole's Timeline

August 30, 1643
New Amsterdam, New Netherland, NY, America
February 18, 1645
New Amsterdam, New Netherland
June 25, 1646
New Amsterdam, New Netherland, NY, America
New Amsterdam, New Netherland