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Jacques Cossart, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leyden, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Death: 1685 (45-46)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
Place of Burial: New York, Kings County, New York, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacques Jacob Cossart, I and Rachelle Cossart
Husband of Lydia Lea Villeman
Father of Lea Cossart; Rachel Cossart; Susanna Cossart; Jannetje Goulet; Jacob Jacques Cossart, III and 3 others
Brother of Rachelle Cossart; Jan George Cossart and Anthony Cozart

Occupation: Tax Collector and Mill owner
Managed by: David Michael Parrish
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About Jacques Jacob Cossart

Jacques Cossart (son of Jacques) was likely born in Leiden (aka Leyden), Holland (The Netherlands) to a French Huguenot family recently migrated from Liege, Belgium to Leiden. He was christened 29 May 1639 in Leiden.

These Cossarts who came to Leiden were "apparently wholly distinct from those of the name who fled from Rouen to Amsterdam and Rotterdam at the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes" in 1685. (Henry Algernon Dupont, The Early Generations of the Du Pont and Allied Families, Vol. 1, p. 531)

Jacques Cossart married Lea Villeman (aka Lydia Willems) on 14 August 1656 in Frankenthal, Pfaltz, Bavaria (current Germany) [Familysearch "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch (Marriage 14 August 1656 Frankenthal: 11 February 2018), Jaques Cossar and Lea Villemin, 14 Aug 1656; citing Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bavaria; FHL microfilm 488,247.]

Their first three children were baptized in Frankenthal. Based upon Leiden church records, it appears that they left Frankenthal and returned briefly to Leiden from December 1659-April 1660.

This couple was the first to bear the name of Cossart to come to the American Colonies. They departed Holland on 14 Oct 1662, arriving at New Amsterdam (now New York City) in the sailing vessel "Pumerlander Kerck" in Feb 1663. Both were members of the Reformed Dutch Church of New York City.

He was a mill owner and collector for the support of the Clergy and Soldiers of New Amsterdam. His home was located where New York Produce Exchange Building now stands on lower Broadway, New York City.

About 1673 he moved his family to Bushwick (now in Brooklyn), on Long Island, locating on a farm of about 40 acres. It was here that he died.

After 1685, the name of his wife appears on an old church list as "Lydia Willems, a widow of Jaques Cossart."

The tax lists show that he first aqcuired about ten acres of land which was subsequently increased to about 40 acres.

Records show that in 1683 he paid a total tax on personal property and real estate of 114 pounds. At this time, he had 2 horse, 5 cows, 1 hog, and 18 acres of land.

There seems to be no record of death for Lydia Willems, a widow of Jacques Cossart. her name does not appear on the census returns of 1698, she probably died before this date.

The church buildings have all disappeared and with them, most of the church books and documents. The burying grounds have disappeared likewise, and no one knows positively where he or his wife were buried.

A portrait of him is now hanging in the Astor Library in New York City.

Source: http://www.e-familytree.net/f4864.htm

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Date: Tue Sep 22 20:15:48 1998

Name: Jessie Larson

E- mail: larson- house@writeme.com

Address: 4050 E. Huber Mesa, AZ 85205

Surname of Immigrant: Cossart

Given name(s) of Immigrant: Jacques

Name of Ship: Pumerlander Kersch

Arrival Date: 14 Oct 1662

Origin of Immigrant: Leiden, Holland, Netherlands

Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: chr 29 May 1639, Leiden, Holland

Immigrant's Date & Place of Death: 1684. Bushwick, Brooklyn, Kings, NY

Immigrant's Spouse: Lydia or Lea Williams, Villems, or Villeman

Source of Information: Chr from Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam Records; Gen Rec of John Preston Rencher; Will of David Cossart dated 10 Jun 1736

Immigrant's Children:

Lea COSSART, chr 31 May 1657, Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany

Rachelle COSSART, chr 11 Nov 1658, Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany

Susanna COSSART, chr 3 Feb 1661, Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany

Jannetje COSSART, chr 28 Nov 1665, New Amsterdam, America Marr: 10 Jan 1688 to Jacobus GOELET

Jacques COSSART, chr 11 Apr 1668, New Amsterdam, America; Marr: Anna Maria SPRINSTER; Died: 1731

David COSSART, chr 18 Jun 1671, New Amsterdam, America Marr: 16 Aug 1696 to Styntje Joris VAN HORN; Will proved 13 Jan 1740, Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey

Anthony COSSART, chr 19 Nov 1673, New Amsterdam, America; Marr: 2 Aug 1696 to Elizabeth Tymenson VALENTINE in Schenectady, Schenectady, NY

Notes: Jacques Cossart & wife Lea settled on Manhattan Island, but afterwards joined a party of French Hugenots and a few Dutch and founded the village of Bushwick, now the city of Brooklyn. In 1666, Jacques was elected treasurer of New Amsterdam. At one time a portrait of him hung in the Astor Library, New York. (Does anyone know how I can get a copy of this picture?!!!)

Source: http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/17th/dny_21.shtml

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From Holland they sailed on the vessel, De Pomerlander Kirche, of which Captain Barentz was the Master, arriving in New Amsterdam on October 14, 1662. Their home was where the New York Stock Exchange now stands. The elevator shaft in the New York Exchange Building was their water well. Jacques was the first immigrant to America bearing the surname Cossort.

Their marriage could have been in either Frankenthal, Germany or Leyden, Holland.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~vessell/cozad.htm

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Name also given as Jacob.

Occupation: 1666 Was collector of weekly assessment for the behoof of soldiery and the support of the clergy of New Amsterdam

Occupation: Miller

Religion: 1 APR 1665 Joined the Dutch Church in New York City

Jacques and Lydia and their two children, aged 5 years and 18

months, sailed to America on the De PURMERLANDER KERCK (Captain Benjamin Barentsz, master) ,leaving Leyden, Holland and arriving on October 12, 1662. They settled on Manhattan Island (then New Amsterdam). For a while, Jacques was the Collector of Revenues for the pay of the clergy and

soldiers. They moved, along with some other Huguenots and Dutch, and founded the village of Bushwick (Brooklyn). There is a portrait of Jacques hanging in the Astor Library in New York City.

Information from THE COSSAIRT FAMILY by Joseph A. Cossairt.

De Purmerlander Kerck (The Purmerland Church) Oct.12, 1662

Ship's Passenger List

From SHIP PASSENGER LISTS; NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY 1600-1825;

Edited and pub. by Carl Boyer III, Newhall,CA 1978

Claes Paulusz, from Ditmarsen, and wife.

Nicholaes Du Pui, from Artois, wife and three children, 6, 5 and 2 yrs.

Ernou Du Tois, from Ryssel (Lisle), wife and child, 14 yrs. old.

Gideon Merlitt, wife and four children, 15, 8,6, and 4 yrs.

Louis Lackman, wife and three children, 6, 4 and 2 yrs.

Jacques Cossaris, wife and two children, 5 and 1- 1/2 yrs. old

Jan De Conchilier (Consilyea)

Jan Bocholte (Boeckholt), wife and five children, 13, 9, 8, 4 and 1 yr. old

Jacob Colff, from Leyden, wife and two children, 5 and 3 yrs.

Judith Jansz, maiden, from Leyden

Carsten Jansen

Ferdinandus De Mulder

Isaac Verniele, wife and four children, all over 20 yrs. of age.

Abelis Setskoorn

Claes Jansen Van Heyningen

Their home was located at the site of the New York Produce Exchange Building in New York City.

April 1, 1663, they joined the Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam.

1683: He paid personal property and real estate taxes of 114 pounds. He had 2 horses, 5 cows, 1 hog and 18 acres of land.

1664, he took the Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown.

1673, the family moved to a 40 acre farm in Bushwick (Brooklyn) where he owned a mill and was a tax collector. (From information received from Joyce Nickless, by Jeanine Cozad Bass.)

After 1685, his widow's name was on the church list as "Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart".

From Crispin Vessell's website: "Their home was where the New York Stock Exchange now stands. The elevator shaft in the New York Exchange Building was their water well."

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http://www.hackerscreek.com/upload/Hacker____s_Creek_Journals/HCJ_V...

Clerissa H. Tatterson's The Cozad Family (1985) on p. 82-91 of Hacker's Creek Journal (vol. 4, Issue 2; Jan-Mar 1986) provides a brief history of the early Cossart family and in particular the branch that migrated into Monongalia and Lewis Counties of West Virginia.

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From A Brief Account Of The Casad Family

Compiled by Alice Casad Francisco Ross

In the year, 1927

December 16, 1859 Received as members of the church of Leydon Pia Jacques Cossart and wife Lea Vilman bringing letters from Frankenthal

7th of April 1660 Jacques Cossart and his wife left Leydon for ---------.

On October 14, 1662, Jacques Cosart and his wife set sail for New Amsterdam in the ship Pomerlander Kerch, bringing with them two children, one of two years and one of eighteen months. They joined the Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam in 1663, and took oath of allegiance to England in 1664, and Jacques was elected tax collector in New York in 1666-76

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HISTORY: (The author of this history is unknown to me, Janice Johnson, because several histories were sent to me by my Aunt Fern and others who found them in libraries somewhere and no authorship is noted. A Cozad/Cossairt HISTORICAL COLLECTION by Dr. James Cozad of Reynolds, Ill.; Clara Cozad Keezel, his daughter, of Ottawa, Kansas, and Oliver Lindley Cozad of Marion, Ohio may have been the source).

Jacques Cossart, son of Jacques and Rachael, was the first to come to America. Jacques was received into the Walloon Church in 1657 and was married subsequently to Lydia Willems and went with his wife to Frankenthaul, Pjalz Province, a small Huguenot village on the Bavaria highlands where three of his daughters were baptized; in about three years he returned to Leydon where they were received into the church, and again left there April 7, 1660.

After taking their letter from the Huguenot Church at Leydon, Jacques with his wife and two children embarked on Oct 12, 1662 in the ship Pumerland Kerck, of which Captain Barentsen was skipper, and which on the 14th weighed anchor and passed the village of Texel, bound with supplies to New Amsterdam. Of approximately 90 men, women and children passengers, the French composed one third and the Dutch colonists the remainder. Each adult was charged for passage and board 39 florins, children 10 years and under, except infants, half price, which was considered a large sum of money . At that time a florin was worth about $1.60 of our money so the fare would have been $63.20. The ship is said to have arrived early in 1663.

"Jacques Cossoris debet - Voo Vrocht en castgt day h y a 1662 12 oct. pr. 't Schip De Pummerland Kerck, Schipper , Benjamin Barentsen, is herewaerts gocomen---------------- -----------Fl. 39 Voor syn vrou---------------------------- ------- 39 En 1 kinder unter 10 Jairen------------------ --- 19-1/2

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97-1/2

The little town of New Amsterdam, nestled upon the lower end of Manhattan Island, presented a curious appearance to the strangers. Enclosed within the limits of Wall St. and Broadway, two hundred poorly constructed houses gave partial comfort to some 1400 people. The Fort loomed up broadly in front, partly hiding within the Governor's Residence , and the Dutch Church. The flag of the States-General and a windmill on the western bastion, were notable indication of Holland rule.

Upon his arrival he and his wife joined the Dutch Church and their children are recorded here.

It is evident that he was not a rich man; he with six other French immigrants sent in a petition March 19th 1663, praying for a grant of land and seed grain with provision for six months.

He was among those who took the oath of allegiance to the British Flag when New Amsterdam became New York. That he was an honest man is evident as he was trusted by both the Dutch and English alike, he was subsequently appointed collector of the church tithes; and it is supposed he remained a member of this church until his death in 1685; for his name appears on the tax books for the year 1684 and his wife's name appears in his place for 1686 and the following years. For collecting for the support of the clergy he was allowed a commission of 4%, and for collecting for the support of the soldiers he was allowed 7-1/2%, with the provision that he made good whatever he fell short.

In October 1664 Jacques Cossart swore allegiance to the British by the following oath:

"I swear by the name of the Almighty God, that I will be a true subject to the King of Great Brittaine , and will obey all such commands, as I shall receive from his Majestie, his Royal Highness James, Duke of York, and such Govenors and Officers as from time to time are appointed over me, by this authority, and none other, whilst I live in any of his Magesties territories: So help me God."

In 1667 Jacques purchased a house and lot in New York City, the site now occupied by New York Produce Exchange Building at the corner of Whitehall and Marketfield Streets. This is near the Bowling Green park and Broadway. The tower of this building is directly over what was one the backyard to Jacques property.

Sometime after 1673 they moved to a small farm on Long Island at a place known as Bushwick (now Brooklyn). The tax list shows that he subsequently increased to about 40 acres. Records show that in 1683 he paid a total tax on personal property and real estate of 114 lbs. At this time he had 2 horses, 5 cows, 1 hog and 18 maryens of land.

There is no record of the death of Liydia Willems. The church buildings have all been destroyed and with them most of the documents. The burying grounds have disappeared likewise and one might hazard the guess that their burial place now lies under the paving stones or skyscrapers of Brooklyn.



2048. Jacques Cossart, born 29 May 1639 in Leyden, Holland; died 1685 in Bushwick, Kings County, New York. He was the son of 4096. Jacques Cossart and 4097. Rachelle Gelton. He married 2049. Lydia Willems 14 August 1656 in Frankendael.


Jacque Cossart was the first immigrant of the family in the New World,(Ref.: Baird's Huguenot Emigration to America, V. 1, p. 182-183) who after taking his letter from the Huguenot Church at Leyden, Holland sailed on the Pumerlander Kerch arrived in New Amsterdam October 14, 1662. With them were two daughters, Lea and Susanna

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Birth 29 May 1639 Leiden, Leiden Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Death 1685 (aged 45–46) Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Burial Unknown Memorial ID 97949907 Jacques COSSART, son of Jacques COSSART and Rachelle GELTON, born about 1639, Leyden, Holland; died 1685, Bushwick (now Brooklyn), New Netherlands (now New York); burial (burial location no longer exists).

The following BIO contributed by Remember Them (#48440253) in an email dated 09/08/15 11:53 PM: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I. JACQUES COSSART was born May 29, 1639 in Leyden, Holland, and died 1684 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, LI, NY. He married LEA or LYDIA VILLEMAN August 14, 1656 in Walloons Church, (Dutch Reformed) Leiden, Holland. She was born April 11, 1638 in Leyden, Holland, and died 1685 in Long Island, NY.

NOTES FOR JACQUES COSSART & FAMILY: Jacques Cossart Baptism: May 29, 1639, Leyden, Holland Immigration: October 14, 1662, First Immigrant bearing name of Cossart to American Colonies

Jacques and Lydia and their two children, aged 5 years and 18 months, sailed to America on the De PURMERLANDER KERCK (Captain Benjamin Barentsz, master), leaving Leyden, Holland and arriving on October 12, 1662. They settled on Manhatten Island (then New Amsterdam).

ABOUT THE SHIP: De Purmerlander Kerck (The Purmerland Church) Oct. 12, 1662 Ship's Passenger List: From SHIP PASSENGER LISTS; NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY 1600-1825; Edited and pub. by Carl Boyer III, Newhall, CA 1978 ... On the list, among others, were: Jacques Cossaris, wife and two children, 5 and 1- 1/2 yrs. old ...

April 1, 1663, they joined the Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam.
In October 1664 Jacques Cossart took the Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown by the following oath: "I swear by the name of the Almighty God, that I wil l be a true subject to the King of Great Brittaine , and will obey all such commands, as I shall receive from his Majestie, his Royal Highness James, Duke of York, and such Govenors and Officers as from time to time are appointed over me, by this authority, and none other, whilst I live in any of his Magesties territories: So help me God."

Religion: April 01, 1665, Joined the Dutch Church in New York City

Jacques' Occupation: 1666, Was Collector of Revenues of weekly assessment for the pay/support of the clergy and soldiers of New Amsterdam.

They moved, along with some other Huguenots and Dutch, and founded the village of Bushwick (Brooklyn). There is (or was?) a portrait of Jacques hanging in the Astor Library in New York City.

1673, the family moved to a 40 acre farm in Bushwick (Brooklyn) where he owned a mill and was a tax collector.

1683: He paid personal property and real estate taxes of 114 pounds. He had 2 horses, 5 cows, 1 hog and 18 acres of land.

After 1685, his widow's name was on the church list as "Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart".

From Crispin Vessell's website: "Their home was where the New York Stock Exchange now stands. The elevator shaft in the New York Exchange Building was their water well."



https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Huguenot_Migration https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:New_Netherland_Settlers

Ancestor Story: Jacques Cossart, II The Cossart family are descendants of the Huguenot refugee Jacques Cossart, I  (b.ca. 1595) and his wife Rachel Gelton, thru their son Jacques Cossart (1639-1685).  They descend from a very old and distinguished family of Norman-French Protestant Huguenots whose original homes were in Normandy and Picardy in northern France.   After the massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day in France of French Protestants, Jacques and Rachel Cossart sought refuge among the hospitable Dutch. Their son, Jacques Cossart, II was baptized at Leyden, Holland on May 29, 1639 and died at Bushwick (Brooklyn, Long Island, NY) in 1685.   He was the first immigrant bearing the name Cossart to come to the American Colonies. (See “Baird’s Huguenot Emigration to America”, Vol.1 pages 182-3).  He married Lydia Willems (sometimes Lea Vilman) in Leydon, Holland.  They left there in 1657 and returned to Leyden, Holland in December 1659 from Germany.    They were received into the Church of Leydon.   After taking their letter from the Huguenot Church at Leydon, in October 12, 1662, Jacques Cossart (Cossairs), wife and two children, aged 5 and one l ½ years, arrived at New Amsterdam on the ship “DePumerlander Kerch”, with Captain Benjamin Berentz, and other passengers from Leydon, Holland. (Year Book of the Holland Society, 1902, page 22). 
          Jacques and Lydia had 6 children: 1.     Child  - 5  in 1662 2.     Child – 1 ½ in 1662 3.     Jannette – bap. 1665 m Jacobus Goelet 4.     Jacques(Jacob) – bap. 1668 5.     David – b 1671 – m Styntje Joris 6.     Anthony – bap. 1673 m Elizabeth Valentine  The Latinization of the name Cossart, by the additions of the letters “is” or “us” is not uncommon.   The name has many variations:   Cozad, Cosart, Cozart, Cossairs plus several more. They joined the Dutch Church at New Amsterdam on April 1, 1663.   He took the oath of allegiance to England in 1664.  Jacques Cossart II held the office of collector of monies, under the British administration, promised by the inhabitants for support of the clergy.  The court allowed him 4% of what he collected.  (Court Minutes of New Amsterdam, Vol.VI, pp.40, 44and 79).  He had arrived just 36 years after Manhattan Island  was purchased  from the Indians.  He purchased a house and a lot in New York City which  is  now at the corner of Whitehall and Marketfield Street. His youngest son, Anthony, removed to Morris County, New Jersey. My line continues  as Cozad.   The grandson of Anthony, Samuel Cozad, of New Jersey,  was  a Captain in the American Revolution. This 419 year line is verified by The Huguenot Society, Colonial Dames and NSDAR.  Contributed by Ann Skidmore


http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~harristomlinfamily/genealogy/Cossart...

I. JACQUES JACOB COSSART was born May 29, 1639 in Leyden, Holland, and died 1684 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, LI, NY. He married LEA LYDIA VILLEMAN August 14, 1656 in Walloons Church, (Dutch Reformed) Leiden, Holland. She was born April 11, 1638 in Leyden, Holland, and died 1685 in Long Island, NY.

Notes for JACQUES JACOB COSSART:

Jacques and Lydia and their two children, aged 5 years and 18 months,sailed to America on the De PURMERLANDER KERCK (Captain Benjamin Barentsz, master) ,leaving Leyden,Holland and arriving on October 12, 1662. They settled on Manhatten Island (then New Amsterdam). For a while, Jacques was the Collector of Revenues for the pay of the clergy and soldiers. They moved, along with some other Huguenots and Dutch,and founded the village of Bushwick (Brooklyn). There is a portrait of Jacques hanging in the Astor Library in New York City.

Information from THE COSSAIRT FAMILY by Joseph A. Cossairt.

De Purmerlander Kerck (The Purmerland Church) Oct.12, 1662 Ship's Passenger List

From SHIP PASSENGER LISTS; NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY 1600-1825; Edited and pub. by Carl Boyer III, Newhall, CA 1978

  • Claes Paulusz, from Ditmarsen, and wife.
  • Nicholaes Du Pui, from Artois, wife and three children, 6, 5 and 2 yrs.
  • Ernou Du Tois, from Ryssel (Lisle), wife and child, 14 yrs. old.
  • Gideon Merlitt, wife and four children, 15, 8, 6, and 4 yrs.
  • Louis Lackman, wife and three children, 6, 4 and 2 yrs.
  • Jacques Cossaris, wife and two children, 5 and 1- 1/2 yrs. old
  • Jan De Conchilier (Consilyea)
  • Jan Bocholte (Boeckholt), wife and five children, 13, 9, 8, 4 and 1 yr. old
  • Jacob Colff, from Leyden, wife and two children, 5 and 3 yrs.
  • Judith Jansz, maiden, from Leyden
  • Carsten Jansen
  • Ferdinandus De Mulder
  • Isaac Verniele, wife and four children, all over 20 yrs. of age.
  • Abelis Setskoorn
  • Claes Jansen Van Heyningen

April 1, 1663, they joined the Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam. 1683: He paid personal property and real estate taxes of 114 pounds. He had 2 horses, 5 cows, 1 hog and 18 acres of land.

1664, he took the Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown.

1673, the family moved to a 40 acre farm in Bushwick (Brooklyn) where he owned a mill and was a tax collector. (From information received from Joyce Nickless, by Jeanine Cozad Bass.)

After 1685, his widow's name was on the church list as "Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart".

From Crispin Vessell's website: "Their home was where the New York Stock Exchange now stands. The elevator shaft in the New York Exchange Building was their water well."

In October 1664 Jacques Cossart swore allegience to the British by the following oath: "I swear by the name of the Almighty God, that I wil l be a true subject to the King of Great Brittaine , and will obey all such commands, as I shall receive from his Majestie, his Royal Highness James, Duke of York, and such Govenors and Officers as from time to time are appointed over me, by this authority, and none other, whilst I live in any of his Magesties territories: So help me God."

More About JACQUES JACOB COSSART: Baptism: May 29, 1639, Leyden, Holland Immigration: October 14, 1662, First Immigrant bearing name of Cossart to American Colonies Occupation: 1666, Was collector of weekly assessment for the behoof of soldiery and the support of the clergy of New Amsterdam Religion: April 01, 1665, Joined the Dutch Church in New York City Children of JACQUES COSSART and LEA VILLEMAN are:

  • i. ANTHONY COSSART (COZART), b. November 14, 1673, Manhatten Island, NY; d. 1756, Somerville, Somerset, NJ.
  • ii. LEA COSSART, b. May 31, 1657, Frankenthal, Bavaria; d. Unknown.
  • Notes for LEA COSSART:
  • Baptism: May 31, 1657 (According to the records at the State House at Frankenthal)
  • iii. RACHELLE COSSART, b. November 11, 1658, Frankenthal, Bavaria; d. Unknown.
  • Notes for RACHELLE COSSART:
  • Baptism: November 11, 1658 (record at State House at Frankenthal)
  • iv. SUSANNE COSSART, b. March 02, 1660/61, Frankenthal, Bavaria; d. Unknown.
  • Notes for SUSANNE COSSART:
  • Baptism: Feb.3, 1661(records at State House at Frankenthal)
  • v. JACOB COSSART, b. April 11, 1668, Manhatten Island, NY; d. 1731, NY.
  • vi. JANETTJE COSSART, b. November 28, 1665, Manhatten Island, NY; d. Abt. 1736.
  • vii. DAVID COSSART, b. June 18, 1671, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY; d. January 13, 1738/39, Bound Brook, Somerset, NJ.

From Find A Grave:

Jacques Cossart BIRTH 29 May 1639 Leiden, Leiden Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands DEATH 1685 (aged 45–46) Bushwick, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA BURIAL Unknown MEMORIAL ID 97949907 · View Source

Jacques COSSART, son of Jacques COSSART and Rachelle GELTON, born about 1639, Leyden, Holland; died 1685, Bushwick (now Brooklyn), New Netherlands (now New York); burial (burial location no longer exists).

The following BIO contributed by Remember Them (#48440253) in an email dated 09/08/15 11:53 PM: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I. JACQUES COSSART was born May 29, 1639 in Leyden, Holland, and died 1684 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, LI, NY. He married LEA or LYDIA VILLEMAN August 14, 1656 in Walloons Church, (Dutch Reformed) Leiden, Holland. She was born April 11, 1638 in Leyden, Holland, and died 1685 in Long Island, NY.

NOTES FOR JACQUES COSSART & FAMILY: Jacques Cossart Baptism: May 29, 1639, Leyden, Holland Immigration: October 14, 1662, First Immigrant bearing name of Cossart to American Colonies

Jacques and Lydia and their two children, aged 5 years and 18 months, sailed to America on the De PURMERLANDER KERCK (Captain Benjamin Barentsz, master), leaving Leyden, Holland and arriving on October 12, 1662. They settled on Manhatten Island (then New Amsterdam).

ABOUT THE SHIP: De Purmerlander Kerck (The Purmerland Church) Oct. 12, 1662 Ship's Passenger List: From SHIP PASSENGER LISTS; NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY 1600-1825; Edited and pub. by Carl Boyer III, Newhall, CA 1978 ... On the list, among others, were: Jacques Cossaris, wife and two children, 5 and 1- 1/2 yrs. old ...

April 1, 1663, they joined the Dutch Reformed Church in New Amsterdam.

In October 1664 Jacques Cossart took the Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown by the following oath: "I swear by the name of the Almighty God, that I wil l be a true subject to the King of Great Brittaine , and will obey all such commands, as I shall receive from his Majestie, his Royal Highness James, Duke of York, and such Govenors and Officers as from time to time are appointed over me, by this authority, and none other, whilst I live in any of his Magesties territories: So help me God."

Religion: April 01, 1665, Joined the Dutch Church in New York City

Jacques' Occupation: 1666, Was Collector of Revenues of weekly assessment for the pay/support of the clergy and soldiers of New Amsterdam.

They moved, along with some other Huguenots and Dutch, and founded the village of Bushwick (Brooklyn). There is (or was?) a portrait of Jacques hanging in the Astor Library in New York City.

1673, the family moved to a 40 acre farm in Bushwick (Brooklyn) where he owned a mill and was a tax collector.

1683: He paid personal property and real estate taxes of 114 pounds. He had 2 horses, 5 cows, 1 hog and 18 acres of land.

After 1685, his widow's name was on the church list as "Lydia Willems, widow of Jacques Cossart".

From Crispin Vessell's website: "Their home was where the New York Stock Exchange now stands. The elevator shaft in the New York Exchange Building was their water well."

Children of JACQUES COSSART and LEA VILLEMAN are: i. ANTHONY COSSART (COZART), b. November 14, 1673, Manhatten Island, NY; d. 1756, Somerville, Somerset, NJ. ii. LEA COSSART, b. May 31, 1657, Frankenthal, Bavaria; d. Unknown. Notes for LEA COSSART: Baptism: May 31, 1657 (According to the records at the State House at Frankenthal) iii. RACHELLE COSSART, b. November 11, 1658, Frankenthal, Bavaria; d. Unknown. Notes for RACHELLE COSSART: Baptism: November 11, 1658 (record at State House at Frankenthal) iv. SUSANNE COSSART, b. March 02, 1660/61, Frankenthal, Bavaria; d. Unknown. Notes for SUSANNE COSSART: Baptism: Feb.3, 1661(records at State House at Frankenthal) v. JACOB COSSART, b. April 11, 1668, Manhatten Island, NY; d. 1731, NY. vi. JANETTJE COSSART, b. November 28, 1665, Manhatten Island, NY; d. Abt. 1736. vii. DAVID COSSART, b. June 18, 1671, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY; d. January 13, 1738/39, Bound Brook, Somerset, NJ.

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Facts and Sources: "THE COSSAIRT FAMILY HISTORY" by Joseph A. Cossairt, 1939 From information received from Joyce Nickless, by Jeanine Cozad Bass. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Millennium File New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920 The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. VI The early generations of the Du Pont and allied families The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Their descendant, Joseph Arthur COSSAIRT (1887-1943), Memorial #3393922, in 1939, with The Cossart Family Association published "The Cossart Family History," which book has provided valuable information for desecendants of our immigrant COSSART ancestor.

Family Members Spouse Lijdia Willems Cossart 1638 – unknown (m. 1656)

Children David Cossart 1671–1736

Anthony Cossart 1673–1756

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Jacques Jacob Cossart's Timeline

1639
May 29, 1639
Leyden, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
May 29, 1639
Dutch Reformed Church, Leiden, Holland
May 29, 1639
Leyden, Holland (Netherlands)
1656
August 14, 1656
Age 17
Frankenthal, Bavaria
1657
May 31, 1657
Frankenthal, Schwandorf, Bayern, Germany
1658
November 11, 1658
Frankenthal, Schwandorf, Bayern, Germany
1661
February 3, 1661
Frankenthal (Pfalz), Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
1662
October 14, 1662
Age 23
October 14, 1662
Age 23