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Gerrit Egbertsz

Birthplace: Meppel, Drente, Holland
Death: after circa 1685
Elizabeth, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Egbert Pauwels and Lammichen Gerrits
Husband of Femmetje Jans
Father of Pieter Egbert
Brother of Herman Egberts and Pouwelien Egberts

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About Gerrit Egbertsz

Meppel, doopboek (1626-1644; DTB 83), 4 april 1641, pagina 130

  • Gedoopt: Gerrit, zoon van Egbert Pauwels.

1674 May 27; Gerrit Egbertszen, Femmetie Jans; Pieter; Hendrick Rycke, Aeltie Jans

Long and Davis (Staten Island and its People page 312) express the thought that the Staten Island Egbert family may have been headed by Govert Egbert, who crossed from Holland in the ship “Spotted Cow”, and settled on Manhattan Island; he evidently went to New Jersey. “Garret Egbert, Dutch,” was recorded as one of the seventy-six men who, on September 11, 1673, took an oath of allegiance in Elizabethtown, N.J. (Hatfield’s History of Elizabeth). He was registered there as a taxable in 1685 and is said to have a brother Berent Egbert.

EGBERT FAMILY HISTORY as written by Charles P. Staubach

which COULD match the following entry

from the passenger list of the Bonte Koe which sailed 16 April 1660 from Amsterdam, arriving New Amsterdam under Captain Pieter Lucasz:

Gerrit Egbertsz, farmer's servant from Meppelt

New World Immigrants: List of Passengers 1654 to 1664 edited by Michael Tepper

Govert Gerrits Egbert (Gerret Meyndertszen) (Godfrey Gerard) ( Egbert Sanders or Sandersen) (4/1-4/1641- probably 1685), b. Frisland, Netherlands (Sanders could refer to an occ.) son of Paumelus & Lemniken (Gerrits) Egbert. Came to New Amsterdam, 1/1660 of the ‘Bontecoe’ (Spotted Cow, one of many ships owned by East Indies Co. for purpose of bringing goods and passengers to New Netherlands) He was listed as a farmer’s servant (indentured). In 5/9/1661 he bought land with Jan Tunise Van Dyke to build a sawmill on stream at ‘Gemoenepae’ in Bergen Co., NJ & moved his family there. On 10/21/1661 he & "Bertel Lot" petitioned for leave to erect a saw-mill at Bergen, NJ. He made his mark on documents. He took an oath of allegiance under Eng. commissioners in Elizabethtown, NJ in 1673 and pd. taxes 1685 as Dutchman, in same town. m. twice, 1st – ca. 1657, Harmentje Harmens, widow of Willem Janszen van Devener and Gerrit Hendrickszen, (according to some sources Egbert was her 3rd husband, 4th was Gerrit Tysen Van Velsor) res. Flushing, Long Is., NY, 2nd – 1674, Richmond, Staten Is., NY, Femmetje (Jaepje) Jans (possibly last name Hagewout?). The homestead could still be seen in 1964. (also said to be res. Esopus, NY) ‘Gerret’ was present but escaped at the massacre of 1663 at Wiltwyck, NY. From:

Confusing and conflicting information about the marriages above. The only way it could be so is if Govert and wife divorced and remarrried which is unlikely.

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Gerrit Egbertsz's Timeline

April 4, 1641
Meppel, Drente, Holland
May 27, 1674
Age 33
Staten Island, Province of New York
Age 43
Elizabeth, Province of New York