About Jacob Janszen Van Noorstrandt
I) Jacob Jansen Van Nostrandt, first American ancestor of the New York family of that name, emigrated to this country in 1638 and settled in the colony of Rensselaerwyck, where Jacob Jansen Van Nostrandt, May--21, 16.5z, took the oath to the patroon. That immediate locality was in the south eastern corner of the nowSaratoga countv, at a place called "Halve Maen" or Half Moon, as his daughter Jannetje on the marriage record stated that she was born there. Jacob Jansen Van Nostrandt was by occupation a brewer. He obtained a patent for land in Albany in 1652 as Jacob Jansen Van Nostrandt the brewer, and had a patent for a lot on the east side of Beaver and South Pearl streets nine rods by eight and a half. This plot seems to have been divided into three smaller parcels, numbers one, two and three. In 1680 Jacob Jansen Van Nostrandt conveyed number one to Hendrick Gerritse Vander Muelen. On the same block on Beaver street, and at the other corner adjoining an alley, on lots five and six, was his brewery, which he sold in 1654 to Rutger Jacobsen, alias Rut Van Woert, viz.: Jacob Jansen Van Noorstran's brewery and lot in Beaver street, except the Horse Mill and brewer's tools (nearly opposite the present Middle Dutch church). In the year 1656 he was appointed inspector of beer barrels. The massacre of the Esopus occurred June 7, 1663, when Jacob Jansen Van Nostrandt, the brewer, appears to have been present. In August and November of that year he was present at the two baptisms in Kingston as Getuigenis. In 1676 he signed a petition of the inhabitants of Esopus for a ministry. The Dutch church was founded in Beverwyck, or now Albany, about 1640, and was the only one not of Esopus having a permanent ministry until 1700, save that of Schenectady. He married, February 20, 1650, Jennetje Jacob-se, daughter of Aaron Jacobsen, widower, who married, August 16, 1685, Elizabeth Volvinck, wiaow. Unfortunately the records of the Albany church previous to 1684 are missing, or some particulars of the baptism of his children might have been found. From the records of the Dutch church of Kingston and New York he appears to have had issue: Jan Jacobse, married Agniette ; Jacob Jacobse, married Annetje Creesvelt ; Aaron Jacobse, mentioned below; Jannetie Jacobse, married Jacob Hoogteeling; Marie Jacobse, married A. V. Bremen; Agniet Jacobse ; and possibly Peter Jacobsen, the miller of Esopus.