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Gerardus Willemse Beekman

Dutch: Prov. Gov. Gerardus Willemse Beekman, of New York
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Corlaer's Hook Plantation, Corlaer's Hook, Nieuw-Nederland
Death: October 10, 1723 (70)
New York, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Wilhelmus Beekman and Catalina Hendrickse Beekman
Husband of Magdalena Beekman
Father of Divertje Wiltse; Christopher Beekman; Adrian Beekman; William Beekman; Martin Beekman and 9 others
Brother of Maria Stuyvesant; Hendrick Beekman; Cornelia van Vleck; Johannes Beekman; Jacobus Beekman and 3 others

Occupation: Acting provincial governor of New York (1709-1710), colonel, doctor
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About Gerardus Willemse Beekman

Gerardus Willemse Beekman (1653–1723) was a colonial governor of the Province of New York. He was a physician and a wealthy land owner in New York City. He was the acting governor of the Province of New York until the arrival of Governor Hunter, from 10 April 1710 to 14 June 1710.

He was christened 17 August 1653 at Corlaer's Hook Plantation, New York, son of Wilhelmus Hendricksen Beekman and Catalina De Boog.

His wife was Magdalena Abeel, daughter of Christopher Janse Abeel and Neeltje Jans Kroom. His Children were Christopher Beekman(1681-1724), Dr. William Beekman(1684-1770), Adrian Beekman (1682-1705), Gerard Beekman (1693-1746), Catherine Beekman (no dates).

He died in New York City 10 October 1723.

He was the great grandfather of James Beekman (1732-1807) the owner of Mount Pleasant a mansion on Manhattan that was requisitioned by the British Army during the Revolution. The location of this property is the current Beekman Place. The fireplace mantle of the mansion can be seen at the New York Historical Society. It features the Beekman family coat of arms.

He was 7th great grandfather of cartoonist, Garretson Beekman Trudeau, better known as Garry Trudeau.

He was also the 7th great grandfather of Gerard Jacques Beekman (1975- ) a practicing architect in New York City.

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Gerardus Willemse Beekman's Timeline

August 17, 1653
Corlaer's Hook, Nieuw-Nederland
August 17, 1653
Nieuw-Amsterdam, Nieuw-Nederland
Age 20
Newtown, Long Island, Province of New York
January 4, 1681
Age 27
Flatlands, Kings County, Province of New York
August 22, 1682
Age 29
Flatbush, New York, New York, USA
August 8, 1684
Age 30
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Age 31
New Amsterdam, Harrison, Indiana, USA
August 7, 1687
Age 33
<Flatbush, New York, NY>
Age 33
New Amsterdam, Harrison, Indiana, USA