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James Hans Duyts

Also Known As: "Jan", "Dey", "Dye", "Jeams", "Hans", "John Lawrence"
Birthplace: Staten Island, Province of New York
Death: Died in Matchaponex, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Laurens Duyts and Marritje Duyts
Husband of Maertje Joosts Duyts and Marietje Molenaar
Father of Sarah Bessonett; Elizabeth Hillyer; Lawrence (Laurens) Dey; James Dye; Maria Bodine and 7 others
Brother of Catherina Paulding; William Duyts and Isaac Duyts
Half brother of JOHN LAURENS , SR DEY; Catalyntje Duyts; Richard Duyts; Laurens Duyts and John Laurens (Duyts) Dey

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About James Hans Duyts

 James Hans Duyts
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  • Birth: Dec 31 1671 - New Amsterdam, New York, New York
  • Death: Nov 26 1745 - Matchaponix, Middlesex, New Jersey
  • Parents: Hans Laurensen Duyts, Marritje Satyrs or Snyderken
  • Wife: Margaret Dey, Mary Malinermolenaar, Mary Molenar
  • Children: Margaret Dey, Willaim Dey, Isaac Dye, John Dey, James J. Dye, Lawrence Dye, Elizabeth Dey, Mary Dye, Lydia Dey, Catherine Dye, Sarah Dye, Elizabeth Dey

his given name has been listed as

  • james hans
  • James Hanson
  • Jeams Jans

note - all that is known is his baptismal date - over the years it has been wrongfully entered as his birth date - till proven that both occured on the same day - the date should be entered as BAPTISMAL DATE ONLY

James Hans Dey was the son of Hans Duyts and Marritje Snyderken. James Hans Dey was born about December 31, 1671 on Staten Island, New York and he died around 1745 in Matchaponix, Middlesex County, New Jersey (X on the right on the map at the bottom of this page).

He married (1) Margaret Dey on August 3, 1699. She was born about 1685 in Kings, New York and her father is listed as a John Dey (?). She died around 1714.

James Hans Dey and his half-brother John Laurens Dey were born in Staten Island, New York. Perth Amboy, New Jersey, across the river from Staten Island, is on the Pennsylvania Railroad. South from Perth Amboy, the railroad goes through a number of stations including South Amboy in the northern part of the county.

John Laurens Dey purchased a farm near Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey in about 1725. Cranbury Station is on the Penn Railroad near the southern end of the county. Cranbury was a few miles to the west, near the edge of the image.

Matchaponix, New Jersey, is seven miles due east of Cranbury, New Jersey. Thus, the two half- brothers lived a short distance from each other during the later parts of their lives.

James Hans Dey and wife Margaret had seven children:

  • James Dey was born on July 12, 1706 in Staten Island, New York and died before October 12, 1784 in South Amboy, Middlesex County, New York. He married Dinah Tiller who was born on December 2, 1703.
  • Lawrence (Laurens) Dey was born on May 20, 1708 in Staten Island, New York and died before February 9, 1792 in South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey. He married Anne Dey who was the daughter of John Laurens Dey, his "step" uncle. John Laurens Dey and Hans Laurens Dey were step brothers.
  • Mary Dey was born about 1712
  • Margaret Dey was born in 1712 on Staten Island, New York and died on November 27, 1797
  • Isaac Dey was born about 1714 on Staten Island, New York and he died after February 5, 1754 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey (X on the west side of the map to the right. South Amboy is about miles to the east of Piscataway. Cranbury is about 9 miles south of Piscataway).
  • John Dey was born about 1716 in Staten Island, New York
  • William Dey was born about 1717 in Staten Island, New York and he died in 1785.



1. James Hans/ James Hanson Duyts Dey-8464 was born in Staten Island, Richmond, New York and was christened 31 Dec 1761 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. He died Nov 1745 in Matchaponex, Middlesex, New Jersey.

James married (1-MRIN:4283) Margaret Dey-8473 on 3 Aug 1699. Margaret was born 1685 in , Kings, New York. She died about 1714.

James and Margaret had the following children:

  • 2 F i. Elizabeth Dye-8474 was born 1693 in New York. She died 5 Sep 1764. Elizabeth married (MRIN:4336) John Hillyer-11100 on 21 Jan 1714.
  • 3 M ii. James Dye-8478 was born 12 Jul 1706 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. He died 10 Oct 1784 / 20 Sep 1782 in Middlesex, New Jersey. married (1-MRIN:4344) Dianah Tillyer-8490 on 1727. Dianah was born 2 Dec 1703 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. James also married (2-MRIN:4345) Margaret Mount-8491 on 25 Nov 1760 in Middlesex, New Jersey. Margaret was born 1739 in <Middlesex, New Jersey>.
  • 4 F iii. Sarah Dye-8479 was born 1708 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>.
  • 5 M iv. Lawrence Dey-8384 was born 1710 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. He died before Feb. 9, 1792, will proved. Lawrence married (MRIN:4275) Anne Sarah Dey-8378, daughter of John Laurens / John Lawrence Duyts-8375 and Ann Brown / Moore-8376 (MRIN:4241). Anne was born 2 Feb 1715 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. She died 1809.
  • 6 F v. Maria or Mary Dye-8475 was born about 1712 in <New York>. Maria married (1-MRIN:4341) Francis Bodine-8486 on 1719. Maria also married (2-MRIN:3496) Peter Perrine-8520.
  • 7 F vi. Margaret Dye-8480 was born 1712 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. She died 27 Nov 1797. Margaret married (MRIN:4346) Peter Perrine-8487 on 22 Jul 1730. Peter was born 1706 in , , New York. He died 1780 in , , New Jersey.
  • 8 M vii. Isaac Dye-8481 was born 1714 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. He died 24 Aug 1754 in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey. Isaac married (1-MRIN:4348) Susannah dela Mastre/La MacTre-11103. Isaac also married (2-MRIN:719) Hannah Compton-10137.

James also married (2-MRIN:4334) Mary Molenar / Malenar / Mulnired-8484. Mary was born 1671 in <New York>.

They had the following children:

  • 9 M viii. John Dye-8482 was born 1716 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. John married (MRIN:4347) Anna [-?-]-8492.
  • 10 M ix. William Dye-8483 was born 1718 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. He died 1785.
  • 11 F x. Catherine Dye-8476 was born 1721 in <New York>. Catherine married (MRIN:4342) Jacbous Egbertzer or Egbert-8488. Jacbous was born 10 Jan 1695 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York.
  • 12 F xi. Lydia Dye-8477 was born 1723 in <New York>. married (MRIN:4343) Samuel Kierstode-8489.
    James Dey was also known as Jeams Duyts. He was also known as James Hans Dey. He was also known as James Duyts. He was also known as James Hans Dutys. He was baptized on 31 December 1671 at Staten Island, Richmond County, New York. He was the son of Hans Larrentzen Duyts and Marritie Satyrs. James Dey married Margaret Day on 3 August 1699. James Dey married Margaret Day circa 1701. James Dey married Mary Molenar circa 1715. James Dey died on 26 November 1745 at Matchaponix, Middlesex County, New Jersey, at age 73. 

Children of James Dey and Mary Molenar

  • Sarah Dey
  • Lydia Dey
  • Eliizabeth Dey
  • Catherine Dey b. c 1701, d. b 1768

Children of James Dey and Margaret Day

  • Rev. James Dey+ b. 12 Jul 1706, d. 20 Sep 1782
  • Lawrence Dey b. 20 May 1708, d. a 9 Feb 1792
  • Margaret Dey+ b. c 1712, d. 27 Nov 1797
  • Mary Dey b. c 1712
  • Isaac Dey b. c 1714, d. a 5 Feb 1754
  • John Dey b. c 1716
  • William Dey b. c 1717, d. 1785

Margaret Day (F) b. circa 1685, d. circa 1714, #40250

    Margaret Day was also known as Margaret (Unknown). Margaret Day was born circa 1685 at Kings County, New York. She married James Dey, son of Hans Larrentzen Duyts and Marritie Satyrs, on 3 August 1699. Margaret Day married James Dey, son of Hans Larrentzen Duyts and Marritie Satyrs, circa 1701. Margaret Day died circa 1714. 



James Duyts who was born 1671. He married first, Mary Mulnired Dey Children of James Duyts and Mary Mulnired were as follows:

  • Marie Dey

8 John Dey who was born 1690 and married Anne 8 Isaac Dey.

  • James Dey was born 1706
  • Margaret Dey was born 1712

married second, Margaret Duyts.


NOTE; - the only known date is a baptismal date - researchers in the past have placed this date in the birth position -

he married Margaret DEY & Mary Molenar / Malenar / Mulnired

Jeams Hans was born before 31 December 1671 at Westchester County, New York. On 31 December 1671, Jeams was christened at the New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church, City, County & State of New York. The witnesses were Hendrick Janszen van Voren and Engeltie Jans.1 He was the son of Hans Laurensze Duyts and Maritje Satyrs.


  • 1.[S518] New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church Christening Records, 31 December 1671 - Jeams; parents: Hans Laurenszen & Marritie Satyrs; witnesses: Hendrick Janszen Van Voren, Engeltie Jans.


Married 8/3/1695 in New York

==Clean-up notes==

James Hans Duyts James Hans Duyts AND

James Hans Dye (Duyts) (Dey) (Dye) James Hans Duyts


the 3 wives given as are one is to be a Margaret DEY and the other two are one and the same and the same see note under the wives which is same for all :

Marietje Molenaar to be daughter of John Dey Margaret Dey Married Abt 1704 NY James Hans (Duyts) (Dey) Dye, b. 1671, Harlem, Kings Co, NY Children

  • 1. James J. (Dey) Dye, b. 12 Jul 1706, Richmond Co, NY
  • 2. Lawrence (Dey) Dye, Sr., b. 10 May 1708, NYC or Middlesex Co, NJ
  • 3. Catherine (Dey) Dye, b. Abt 1710, NY
  • 4. Margaret (Dey) (Duyts) Dye, b. 1713, Richmond Co, NY
  • 5. Isaac (Dey) Dye, Sr., b. Abt 1714, NYC
  • 6. Sarah (Dey) Dye, b. Abt 1714


Marietje (Mary) Molenaar (Mulnired was born 13 Jul 1664 in Medis, Province de la Saintonge (Present Département de la Charente-Maritime), (Present Région Poitou-Charentes), France. She died 1711 in Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York.

They had the following children:

  • 2 John Dye was born 1716 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. married Anna Mrs John Dye-8491.
  • 3 William Dye was born 1718 in <Staten Island, Richmond, New York>. He died 1785.
  • 4 Catherine Dye was born 1721 in <New York>. married James (Jacques) Egbert-8487. James was born 10 Jan 1695 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. He died 1768 in Richmond, Staten Island.
  • 5 Lydia Dye was born 1723 in <New York> married Samuel Kierstode

RICHARD "DIRK" DUYTS is the name as given in most research work that has been found

It has not been proven that he came to America only his son - Laurens and also there is no solid documentation that he was father of Laurens

Information as found on Richard 'Drick' Dutys is as follows:

A search has been preformed using 'Richard" and using each of the following surnames individually - Duyts- Duys - Dytszen - Dytszenor - Dye to find the following results listed below -

Richard DUYTS

  • various information on him as presented in research;
  • Birth Abt 1580 Holstein, Denmark
  • Gender Male
  • Died Abt 1613
  • Age ~ 33 years
  • Notes ◦Name and dates from LDS site only.
  • Person ID I9404 Pitards and Lansdales
  • Last Modified 20 Jan 2005


  • 1. Laurens DUYTS, b. Abt 1610, Holstein, Denmark , d. 14 Jan 1666, Bergen, New Jersey (~ 56 years)



1. RICHARD1 DUYTS was born 1584, and died WFT Est. 1613-1678. Notes for RICHARD DUYTS: [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #0268, Date of Import: Jan 30, 2000]



Child of RICHARD DUYTS is:

  • 2. i. LAURENS2 DUYTS, b. 1610, Holstein, Denmark; d. 01/16/1667-68, HUDSON CITY, NJ.



1. RICHARD "DIRK" DUYTS was born 1590, and died 1630.



  • 2. i. LAURENTS2 DUYTS, b. 1610, Friedrickstadt, Schleswig, Denmark (Holstein); d. January 14, 1667/68, Bergen, NJ.



Richard "Dirk" Dye (Duyts)

  • Born: About 1590 in Denmark


  • Laurens Dye (Duyts) born 1610 in Holstein, Denmark



Richard (Dye) Duyts

  • Birth Abt 1581 Holstein Province, Denmark
  • Gender Male
  • Died Abt 1613 New Amsterdam Province (NY)

Family Unknown Unknown, b. Abt 1582, Germany Children

  • 1. Laurens Duyts, b. 1610, Fredrickstadt, Holstein Province, Denmark



1 Dytszen [Derrick] DUYTS b: Abt. 1589 Denmark d: Dec 1683 New Amsterdam, Kings Co., NY

.. 2 Laurens DUYTS b: 1610 Holstein, Denmark d: 14 Jan 1668 Bergen, Bergen Co., NJ



Dytszen Richard or Derick Duys was born Abt. 1590.

Children of Dytszen Richard or Derick Duys are:

  • +Laurens Duyts, b. 1610, Denmark, d. January 14, 1667/68, Bergen, New Jersey1.



Dytszen DUYTS was born about 1589 in Denmark. He died in December 1683 at the age of 94 in New Amsterdam, Kings, New York.

Children were:

  • Laurens DUYTS.

his sourcing for this was - http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com), Database - alberry, 3/3/2008.



Name: Richard DYTSZENOR ID: I628979778

  • Given Name: Richard
  • Surname: DYTSZENOR
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: abt 1580 in Holstein, Denmark
  • Death: in New Amsterdam, NY
  • MARR:
  • Note: Dytszen

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown


  • 1. Lauren DUYTZ b: 1610 in Holstein, Denmark



Richard Dytszenor was born 1559, and died 1613.

More About Richard Dytszenor:

  • Date born 2: 1580, Holstein, Germany.87
  • Died 2: 1630, New Amsterdam, New York, USA.87

Children of Richard Dytszenor are:

  • +Lauren Duytz, b. 1610, Holstein, Denmark87, d. January 14, 1667/68, Bergen, New Jersey, USA87.


The majority give his son Laruens duyts as the first settler - Laurens and his wife arrived in New Netherland in July of 1639 on the ship "The Fire of Troy". This was a private armed vessel, engaged by Captain Jochem Kuyter, also from Holstein, a man of wealth and distinction who sailed from Hoorn, bringing with him farmers, herdsmen and laborers to start a new Colony, located in present Harlem. the documentation for Laurens arrival is:

Arnold J. F. Van Laer, New York Historical Manuscripts Dutch Vol I; 1638-1642 ; Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc., Baltimore, MD. 1974 ; pp 196-197 ; Morris Library, University of DE, Newark : Lease from Jonas Bronck (a confererate of Captain Kuyter), to Pieter Andriessen and Lourens Duyts. "They shall be at liberty to plant tobacco and maize, on the express condition that every two years they shall clear new pieces of land.... furthermore, Pieter Andriesz and Lourens Duyts bind and pledge their persons and properties for the payment of what Mr. Bronck has disbersed for them on board the ship De Brant van Troyen, 120 guilders, 16 stivers, of which Pieter Andriessen must pay fl. 81:4 and Lourens Duyts fl. 49:12. Done in Fort Amsterdam, 21st of July 1639." Bronck's farm became the center of the Bronx.

1. PASSENGERS AND IMMIGRATION LISTS INDEX. Vol. 1 A-G. Edited by Filbey and Meyer. Gale Research Co., Detroit. and yearly supplements published from 1982 to 1999 (vol. 1)

  • A. Duyts, Hans Lorensen n.a. New Netherlands 1668 714-Source 116
  • B. Duyts, Laurens n.a New York 1639 1262-Source 96
  • C. Duyts, Laurens n.a. New York, NY 1639 1898-Source 193

714 A. Source - Hans Lorensen Duyts. BOYER, Carl, 3rd, editor. Ship Passenger Lists; New York and New Jersey (1600-1825). Newhall, California: the editor, 1978. Duyts. Hans Lorensen b. Holstein 1610 nickname 'Grossschuh' arr. 1639 d. 1668. Therefore the source has been misquoted on the arrival year but this information is what we have seen elsewhere for Duyts, Laurens. I hope it is in error. JWD.

1262 B. Source -- Laurens Duyts. 

COLKET, Meredith B. Jr. Founders of Early American Families: Emmigrants from Europe. 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. 1975. 366 pp.

1898 C. Source -- Laurens Duyts. 

EVJEN, John O. Scadinavian Immigrants in New York 1630-1674; with appendices on Scandinavians in Mexico and South America, 1532-1640; Scandinavians in Canada, 1619-1620; Some Scandinavians in New York in the Eighteenth Century; German Immigrants in New York, 1630-1674. Minneapolis: K. C. Holter Publishing Co., 1916. Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1972 (Lancour 77)


1. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, F7735_01V1 Tree #0970, 4 Dec 1998. " DERICK (RICHARD} DUYTSZEN was born 1580 in Denmark, Holstein Child is: LAURENS (DUYTSZEN,DEY) DUYTS, b. 1610, Heida, Holstein, Denmark(Now in W. Ger.; d. January 14, 1667/68, Bergen County, NJ."

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James Hans Duyts's Timeline

December 31, 1671
Staten Island, Province of New York
December 31, 1671
New York, NY
Staten Island, Province of New York
Age 19
Staten Island, Richmond, NY, USA
December 6, 1695
Age 24
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
Age 25
Richmond County, Province of New York
August 3, 1699
Age 28
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
July 12, 1706
Age 35
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
Age 37
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York