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François Rombouts

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Hasselt, Flemish Region, Belgium
Death: 1691 (59)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Rombouts and Johanna Haenen
Husband of Aeltje Wessels; Anna Elizabeth Masschop and Helena Teller
Father of Johannes Rombout and Catharina Rombouts
Brother of Laurent Rombouts

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About François Rombouts

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François Rombouts, mayor of New York

1666 Aug 12; Francois Rombout, Aeltje Wessels; Johannes; Warner Wessels, Marritie Wessels

• emigrated to New Amsterdam in 1653 aboard the ship Nieuw Amsterdam
• engaged in trade as a merchant
• In 1673, 1674, 1676, 1678, 1686, he was an Alderman
• Rombouts' dwelling was on Broadway, west side, near Rector street, extending to the North river shore. On May 31, 1665 Rombouts married Aeltie Wessels in the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam. She died sometime prior to August 5, 1675, when he then married Anna Elizabeth Masschop. Widowed a second time, he married, on September 8, 1683, Helena Teller Bogardus Van Bael. It was the third marriage for both of them

The Rombout Patent

~• from wikipedia:
The Rombout Patent is a legal instrument that was issued by King James II of England. In it, the king granted Francis Rombouts and his associates the right to own land that was then claimed by England. Rombout went into the fur-trading business with Gulian Verplanck. In 1683, Gulian Verplanck and Francis Rombouts purchased approximately 85,000 acres (340 km2) from the Wappinger Indians. The Rombout Patent included most of southern Dutchess County. The price, about $1,250, was paid in guns, shot, powder, blankets, wampum, alcohol, cloth and other goods. The Rombout Patent was finally granted in 1685 to Verplanck, Rombout, and Stephanus Van Cortlandt.

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François Rombouts's Timeline

June 22, 1631
Hasselt, Flemish Region, Belgium
August 1666
Age 35
New York, New York
September 5, 1687
Age 56
New York, New York
Age 59