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Elias Michielsen Vreeland

Also Known As: "Elias Michiels"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Rennsselaerswyck, New Netherland
Death: January 18, 1707 (67)
Stoffel's Point, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Michiel Janszen Vreeland and Fitje Hartmans Hartmans Wessels
Husband of Grietje Jacobse Van Winkel
Father of Michiel Vreeland; Ragel Vreeland; Jacob Elyassen Vreeland; Jacobus Vreeland, (d.y.) ?; Fytie Vreeland and 2 others
Brother of Jannetje Michielse Vreeland; Enoch Michielszen Michaelson Vreeland; Pryntje Michielse Vreeland; Hartman Michielsen Vreeland; Ariaentje Michielsen Vreeland and 3 others

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About Elias Michielsen Vreeland

ANNALS OF THE VREELAND FAMILY Compiled and Arranged By LOUIS BEACH VREELAND THIRD GENERATION E l i a s Michielsen Vreeland (2) and h i s wife, Grietje Jacobs Van Winkle had children; 10. Michiel (59) baptized April 7, 1666 and married Marya J o r i s; banns published October 11, 1691 and received c e r t i f i c a t e November 27, 1691 (Bergen), Marya J o r i s i s without doubt the Marietje J o r i s van Elslandt who appears several times in the e a r l y Acquackanonk records with J o r i s Vreeland, as sponsor for children of Cornelius Doremus and h i s wife, Jannetje van E l s l a n d t , and a l s o sponsor at the baptism of a c h i l d of J o r i s Vreeland and E l s j e Meed, She may have been a s i s t e r of Jannetje van E l s l a n d t . She was a member of the Acquackanonk Church in March 1726. Michiel E l i a s s e Vreeland joined that church August 31, 1732, They lived on the Wesei Road a short distance south of Crooks Avenue, He and h i s brother, Jacob E l i a s s e Vreeland, bought of Robert Young t h r e e hundred acres of land immediately south of the Acquackanonk l i n e , in Bloomfield or Montclair Township. (Nelson). M i c h i e l ' s w i l l , dated November 4, 1750 and proved December 29, 1750, names h i s three sons and mentions seven children of his deceased daughter, Margaret, with a reference in one clause which may i n d i c a te a f i f t h c h i l d . (Abstract of Wills, v o l , 2 , page 507). He was one of the signers of the Remonstrance in 1700, 11. Jacobus, baptized April 8, 1668. This c h i l d died in infancy, as we find in the Bergen record "September 20, 1668 buried the c h i l d of E l i a s Magiels Vreeland." 12. F i t j e , baptized December 25, 1669 and married John Thomas, of Elizabeth!own, June 24, 1689. (N.Y.). She and her husband lived t h e r e in 1711. 13. Trintje, baptized March 16, 1672 (N.Y,) and married Lourens Van Galen, July 13, 1700. They had five children baptized in the Bergen Church. They were l i v i n g In Communipaw in 1711, 14. Rachel, baptized December 30, 1674 (N.Y.) and died i n Infancy, as we find in the Bergen record "April 7, 1675, buried the child of E l l a s Magiels Vreeland," 15. Ragel, born March 8, 1676; baptized March 25, 1676 (N.Y,), She was r e s i d e n t in Acquackanonk in 1711 and March, 1726, 16. Jacob (63) born August 9, 1678 (Bergen); baptized at New York August 21j, 1678 and married Antje Lourense Tours, September 17, 1703 (date of r e g i s t r y ) . See Nelson, page 112, for d e t a i l s of Jacob's land purchases.

Elias Michielsen Vreeland, born 1645 in Rennselaerswyck, New Netherlands (Albany, NY); died

January 18, 1706/07; married (1) Grietje Jacobs Van Winkel August 30, 1665; born Abt. 1645 in Wijngaerden; died Unknown; married (2) Greitje Van Winkle August 30, 1665 in Jersey City, New Jersey; born 1645 in Wijngaerden, Holland; died September 20, 1732.

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    Elias Michielsen Vreeland Elias was probably born in Rensselaerswyck and the date of his birth and baptism are not known.

He married Grietje Jacobs van Winkle, the record in the church at New Amsterdam being '30 Aug 1665, Elias Michiels j.m.op Goemonepa en Grietje Jacobs Wyngaerden, op Hasymes.' Elias was the eldest son of the family and in this connection it is interesting to note that in mentioning their children the parents of those large families were accustomed to name them in order of birth. This is particularly true in wills ad other important papers.

30 August 1665 a commission was issued to Captain Nicholas Verlettto be President of the Court of Judicature for Bergen, Gemoenepaen,Ahasymes and Hobocken,with the assistance of Hartman Smeeman and Casper Steynmets, of Bergen and Elias Michiels, of Gemoenepaen. He took the Oath of Allegiance to the king 22 Nov 1665; was a member of the Bergen Church 30 Dec 1666; elected representative to the General Assembly from Bergen 7 Jun 1673; from Essex 1683; from Acquackanonk and New Barbadoes1692; 1693, 1694, 1695, 1683 and 1707. The records of the Legislature show that he was quite a prominent member of the House, serving frequently on committees of conference with the Governor and Council. In 1692 and 1693 the East Jersey Legislaature appointed him one of the commissioners to assess the provincial tax in Essex County. The Act calls him 'McKilson: and his name is misspelled in every possible way through the records of the Assembly. 13 March 1675-6 he was commissioned assistant for the County Court at Bergen and again 18 February 1676. In 1683 he was one of the judges for the County of Essex.

15 July 1675 he was commissioned Ensign in Capt. John Berry's Company at Bergen, and was appointed one of the Justices of the Peace for Essex County 24 March 1682-3. Winfield states that he was a resident of Essex County in 1683. By deed dated 26 April 1698, Elias received from his brother, Hartman, for L17.10s, a one-fourth interest in the tract bought by Hartman from Christopher Hoogland, known as 'Stoffel's Point. 'It is undersstood that he lived on his portion of the tract, at what was known later as 'Dundee' in the present City of Passaic. He probably moved on this land when he left Gemoenepa, as Hartman's deed for the tract was dated 16 February 1679-80. He first occupied a small stone house near the south side of Passaic Street, a short distance east of the Dundeee Canal. This was replaced by a larger stone house, near the site of the other, but the foundation of the first house was plainly visible about 1800.

He was commissioned a Justice of the Peace 10 October 1692. 25 May1693 he was appointed a Lieutenant in the Foot Company for Acquackanonkand New Barbadoes; 29 August 1693 he was commissioned one of the judgesfor the Small Cause Court for the same two settlements; 1694 he wasappointed by the Legislature one of the road commissioners for EssexCounty, by name being written 'McChilson' and again Justice of the Peacefor Essex County 26 December 1699. March, 1684 he united with hisbrothers Hartman, Johannis, Cornelis and others in the purchase of'Haquequenunk' from the proprietors. They had previously purchased theIndian title and he was an actural resident there in 1683. The Indian conveyance is as follows: 'Att a Council held at Eliza Towne the 30th May Anno Dnl 1684.' The petition of Hans Dedricke Elias Mekellson and Adrian Post in behalf of themselves and other Inhabitants of Aquaquanuncke setting forth they had purchased by order of the late Governor Carteret A Tract of Land Containing 5520 acres wch is to bee devided amongst fourteen famelys of them, those settled pray that they may have a gen'all Pattent for the same, - It's ordered that the Indian sale being recorded - Arrerages of Rent paid, that a pattent be madeand granted them at one halfpenny p. Acre yearely Rent.'

Accordingly about ten months later, or March 16, 1684 (N.S. 1685) a patent issued by the East Jersey Proprietors to Hans Didericks, Garrett Garrettson, Walling Jacobs, Elias Machielson, Hartman Machielson, Johannis Machilson, Cornelius Machielson, Adrian Post, urian Tomason, Cornelius Lubbers, Cornelius Rowlafson, Symon Jacobs, John Hendrick Speare, Abraham Bookey. The consideration was '50 (pounds) sterling the same being in full payment and discharge of all arrears of quit rent' and a yearly quit rent of half a penny per acre, or 14 (pounds)

At the recapture of New Netherland by the Dutch, Elias was constituted one of the Schepens for Bergen nomination by the people, (August 18, 1673). In a deed executed by his children dated June 24, 1711, he is spoken of as 'late of Acquackanonk, deceased.' In 1694 he was the first Elder of Acquackanonk Church, and May 22 1698 and May 1703 he was elected to the same office. (See Hachensack records).1 He was born at Rensselaerwyck, NY.2 He was the son of Michiel Jansen and Fitje Hartmans. Elias Michielsen Vreeland married Grietje Jacobs Van Winkle, daughter of Jacob Wallingen Van Hoorn and Tryntje Jacobs, on 30 August 1665 at New Amsterdam Church, New Amsterdam.2 Children of Elias Michielsen Vreeland and Grietje Jacobs Van Winkle Michiel Vreeland+ b. 7 Apr 1666 Jacobus Vreeland b. 8 Apr 1668 Fitje Vreeland+ b. 25 Dec 1669 Trintje Vreeland+ b. 16 Mar 1672 Rachel Vreeland b. 30 Dec 1674 Ragel Vreeland b. 8 Mar 1676 Jacob Elyasse Vreeland+ b. 9 Aug 1678 Citations [S138] Louis Beach Vreeland, Annals of the Vreeland Family, pages 18-20. [S138] Louis Beach Vreeland, Annals of the Vreeland Family, page 18.

DRC marriage in New amsterdam

1665 30 Aug; Elias Michiels, jm op Goemonepa; Grietje Jacobs Wyngaerden, op Hasymes

children with Grietje Jacobs


  1. 1666 Apr 07; Elias Michielszen, Grietie Jacobs; Michiel; Samuel Etsal, Sytie Hertmans
  2. 1668 Apr 08; Elias Michielszen, Grietie Jacobs; Jacobus; Pieter Janszen, Tryntie Walings
  3. 1669 Dec 25; Elias Michielszen, Grietie Jacobs; Fytie; Balthazar Stuyvesant, Dirckje Jans
  4. 1672 Mar 16; Elias Michelszen, Grietie Jacobs; Tryntie; Laurens Van der Spiegel, Tryntie Jacobs
  5. 1674 Dec 30; Elias Michielszen, Grietie Jacobs; Rachel; Iden Van Vorst, Annetie Cornelis
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Elias Michielsen Vreeland's Timeline

Rennsselaerswyck, New Netherland
April 7, 1666
Age 26
New York, New York
April 8, 1668
Age 28
New York, New York
December 25, 1669
Age 29
New York, New York
March 16, 1672
Age 32
New York, New York
December 30, 1674
Age 34
New York, New York
March 8, 1676
Age 36
August 9, 1678
Age 38
Bergen, New Jersey
January 18, 1707
Age 67
Stoffel's Point, New Jersey