Jan Hendricks van Brevoort

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Jan Hendricks Brevoort

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Death: 1714 (70)
Harlem, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Hendrick Jansz van Brevoort; Hendrick Janszen Brevoort; Mrs. Brevoort and Mrs. Hendrick Jenszen Brevoort
Husband of Annetje Bastiaense
Father of Hendrickje Brevoort; Hendrick Janse Brevoort; Maria 'Marritie' Janse Brevoort, Brevoort/; Elias Brevoort and Jannetjie Janse Brevoort
Brother of Marritje Hendricx Brevoort and Frans Hendricks van Brevoort

Managed by: Luke James Brevoort
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About Jan Hendricks van Brevoort

In 1660, Hendrick Janszen (ca. 1630-?) left his home village, Bredevoort (meaning “broad ford”’), in the region of Guelderland, the Netherlands, with his wife and children, and sailed for New Netherland. In keeping with the custom of being identified by one’s town of origin, he acquired the surname van Brevoort, or Brevoort. Nearly every Brevoort living in the United States is descended from him.

Hendrick’s son Jan Hendrick Brevoort (1644-1714) bought property in Harlem, where he served as overseer of the town in 1678 and 1679. At the beginning of the 18th century, Jan Hendrick left Harlem for lower Manhattan. Upon his death, he bequeathed equal shares of his farm in the Bowery to his children. His son Hendrick (1670-1718) came to own most of the property, which in turn went to his son, also named Hendrick (1711-1771), who expanded the family holdings to nearly 80 acres. The property stretched from the Bowery to Sixth Avenue and from what is now Ninth Street to Eighteenth Street. When the Brevoort lands were broken up and sold, they yielded a fortune to the family, which was by then an established social force, headed by Henry Brevoort (1747-1841).

from: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/brevoortplayground

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Jan Hendricks van Brevoort's Timeline

The Netherlands
January 13, 1669
Age 25
December 17, 1670
Age 26
New York, New York
November 12, 1673
Age 29
New York, NY, United States
June 21, 1676
Age 32
April 9, 1679
Age 35
Age 70
New York