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Isaac Bilyeu

Also Known As: "bilyeau/", "bilyeu/Billiou", "bilyeu/ belyeu /bilyeau/ballou/"
Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: At sea, on ship St. John the Baptist
Death: December 22, 1709 (48)
Staten Island, Richmond, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre Billiou and Françoise Du Bois
Husband of Ida Sueberingh Billiou
Father of Ariaantje Bilyeu-Billiou; Jacob Bilyeu; Peter Bilyeu, Sr.; Mary Billiou; Catherine Bilyeu-Billiou and 6 others
Brother of Maria Prall; Martha Stillwell; Françoise Morgan; Christina Merlette; Jacob Billiou and 3 others

Occupation: Born at sea
Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Isaac Bilyeu

Isaac was born at sea while his parents were fleeing to (New York) America. His parents left Holland ahead of the Inquisition, May 9, 1661, then Isaac was baptised in New York August 10, 1661. So, Isaac was born between May 9 and August 10, 1661.

Isaac's will dated Sept 7, 1696, was probated Dec 22 1709.

Abstracts of New York Wills Vol II

1708-1728, pages 34 & 35: Page 562.--ISAAC BILJOU. In the name of God, Amen, the 7t h of September, 1 696. I, Isaac Biljou, of Richmond County , planter, being of sound healt h. I give to my eldest so n Jacob, £20, in preference to all others, wh en he is of a ge. I leave to my wife Ida, one third of all lands and pers on al estate for life, and the use of all until the childre n are of age. Aft er my wife's decease, all my estate is t o go to my children, Jacob, Joh n, and Peter, and they ar e to pay legacies to my daughters Francina and Ar iantie . I make my wife Ida and my father Peter Biljou, and Pete r Le Comt e, and Cornelius Barens Van derWyck and David Pol hemus, tutors to my children. Witnesses, N. Bogardus, Peter Lakeman, Samuel Bayard. Proved before Richard Ingoldsby, Esq., December 22, 1709.

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Note the date the will was executed (1696) which explains t he absence of children Abraham, Catharine, Mary, Lucas, and Isaac, all o f whom appeared in the Staten Island census of 1708. Daniel's birt h occurred shortly after the census was enumerated by Lambert Garrison.

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The census taker was Lambert Garrison. The census consist s of 4 columns of names, Men 16 and older, women, boys and girls . The census includes slaves.

Last Name First Age Pag e # Comment billew Abram 6 4 3 Boy billew Isaa c 6 42 Boy billew Pete r 6 41 Boy billew Catherine 6 4 4 Girl billew Mar y 6 43 Girl billew Peter 1 6 1 8 Man Billew Lewcas 4 3 8 Boy Billew Isaac 4 8 3 34 Man Billew James 22 3 3 5 Man Billew John 1 8 3 36 Man

Isaac Billew was a planter on Staten Island, NY. He and his family moved to the Raritan Valley, New Jersey.

He became a real estate owner in 1685 of 160 acres in County of Richmond. In 1693 he received 160 more acres. He was listed as a planter.

Born on the ship coming to America

ISAAC4 BILLIOU/BILYEU (PIERRE3, JEAN2 BILLIOU, THOMAS1 BILLIOU/BILYEU ) was born Bet. May 09 - August 06, 1661 in At sea between Leyden and America, and died on Staten Island, Richmond, NY. on September 01, 170 8 He married IDA SUEBERINGH November 02, 1684 in Bergen, NJ, daughte r of JAN SUEBERINGH and ADRIANA POLHEMUS. She was born 1664 in Stanto n Is.

Isaac was baptized: August 10, 1661, NY Will: September 07, 1696, Written; Probated 12/22/1709

More About ISAAC BILLIOU/BILYEU and IDA SUEBERINGH: Marriage: November 02, 1684, Bergen, NJ

•Note: Isaac was baptized four days after they landed at New Amsterdam. WhenIsaac was married in November 1684, it was stated that he was born atsea., •Occupation: an owner of real estate quite early in his career. Quality: 0 •Note: On April 4 1685 there was conveyed for him 160 acres in the new lotsat ye old towne in the County of Richmond. On December 4, 1693 heacquired an additional 160 acres described as lying near the greatkill upon Staten Island. 1 •Death: 12 Dec 1709 Quality: 0 1 •Will: 07 Sep 1696 Quality: 0 •Note: pr. 12/22/1709. " I leave to my eldest son Jacom, 20 lbs. inpreference to all others when he is of age. I leave to my wife Ida,one third of all lands and personal estate for life, and the use ofall until the children are of age. After my wife's decease, all mestate is to go to my children: Jacob, John and Peter, and they are topay legacies to my daughters Francina and Arientie. I make my wifeIda and my father Peter Biljou and Peter LeComte and Cornelius BarensVan der Wyck and David Polhemus, tutors to my children." 1

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The oldest ancestor bearing my surname to which I can trace my lineage is Pierre Billiou. Pierre, the son of Thomas and Aimée Billiou, was born in Lille, France in 1625. In April of 1649, Pierre Billiou married Françoise DuBois in Leyden, Netherlands. Françoise was baptized on June 18, 1622 at the French Church in Mannheim, Baden (Germany). She was the daughter of Chrétien Maxmillan DuBois (1597-1655), a farmer from the village of Wicres. They were all Walloons, that is, from Wallonia, a French-speaking region which is now part of Belgium.

Pierre and Françoise were Huguénots or French Protestants (French Reformed Communion), and along with many other Huguénots, they left France in 1661, when King Louis XIV began persecuting them. On May 9, 1661, the Billiou family set sail for New Netherlands on De St. Jan Baptist, a Dutch ship under the command of Capt. Jan Bergen. At the time, Pierre and Françoise appear to have had five daughters: Marie (11), Martha (9), Françoise (7), Cathérine (6), and Chrétienne. While at sea, Françoise gave birth to their first son, Isaac. Isaac was baptized on August 6, 1661, four days after they landed at New Amsterdam.

ISAAC BILLIOU, son of Pierre Billiou 2B (Thomas 1B) and Francoise Du Bois 23B; born 1661 while crossing the Atlantic Ocean; christened 10 Aug. 1661 in Long Island, New York, four days after arriving; died before Sept. 1708; married 2 Nov. 1684 in New Jersey to IDA SUEBERINGH (of Long Island, New York; dau of Jan or John Sueberingh and Adriana Polhemus

born 1661 while crossing the Atlantic Ocean; christened 10 Aug. 1661 in Long Island, New York, four days after arriving; died before Sept. 1708; married 2 Nov. 1684 in New Jersey to IDA SUEBERINGH (of Long Island, New York; dau of Jan or John Sueberingh and Adriana Polhemus)

Original spelling BILLIOU

Origin of the BILLIOU was appearing in Normandy during the time of William the Conqueror as Billiu-Bois.

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Isaac Bilyeu's Timeline

August 10, 1661
At sea, on ship St. John the Baptist
August 10, 1661
At sea, St. Jon Baptist ship
August 10, 1661
"New York"
Age 22
Age 23
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
Age 26
Age 28
Staten Island, Richmond, New York
Age 30
Staten Is., N.Y.
Age 34
Staten Is., New york