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Joost Franszen

Also Known As: "Joost Francey", "Jost Franse", "Joost Franszoon", "Joost Franz", "Joost Fransz", "Joost France", "Joost Frans", "Frans Joosten"
Birthplace: Europe
Death: before June 1695
Wallabout, Kings County, Province of New York (His estate was petitioned June 6, 1695.)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Annetje Joris de Rapalje; Annetje Rapalje and Gertrude Aukes van Nuys
Father of Saertje Vanderkook and Magdalena Bennet

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About Joost the Frenchman


c.1640 Europe


Left Amsterdam in 1654, possibly on the Peereboom.

Marriage 1

c.1666 Frans Joosten, Gertruyd Aukes van Nuys


  • c.1677 Saertje
  • 1679 Nov 02; Frans Joosten, Gertruyd Aukes; Magdalena; Wynant Petersen and wife, Jannetie Aukes van Nuys.

Flatbush DRC Baptisms 1677-1754

Marriage 2

1692 30 Jan; Jost Franse, wid Geertruy Auckers; Annetie Joris, wid Marten Reyers, both liv Bkln

  • Flatbush, L.I. marriages 1677-1757


After 1683

Frans or Fransen, Joost, (or Joost the Frenchman,) from Amsterdam, emigrated in 1654; m1 -, about 1666, Geertruy Aukes Van Nuyse; m2, Jan. 30, 1692, in Flatbush, Annatie Joris Rapalie wid. of Martin Ryerson. Took the oath of allegiance in Brookln in 1687, and assessed in said town in 1675 and '83 for 18 morgens of land. He with others of Brookln, May 26, 1663, petitioned to be allowed to make a new concentration (village) at the Wallabout, as per p. 120 of Vol. I. of Stiles's Brookln.

Register in alphabetical order, of the early settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N.Y. from its first settlement by Europeans to 1700. By TEUNIS G. BERGEN,

Geertruy Aukes (Auckerts) van Nuyse ( bapt. 9 June 1647-bef. 1692) is named in her father's will ("Anke Jans van Huys. names all children from 1st wife (Magdalena Pieters)..also 2 children of Geertje Aunkes deceased procured by Joost Frans. Sarah Joosten and Magdalena Joosten " 15 May 1694 pr. 1698

Auke Jans van Nuysen was born 1622 married 25 Mar. 1645 Magdalena Pieters. Father was Jan Aukens His brother was Goosen Jans van Nuys. (From 17th century Hollanders by Eliz. Johnson)

  • Geertruyd AUckes van Nuys marr. Joost Fransen (who is not rec. as arriving in 1654)
  • Joost Ffransen appears in the Oath of Allegiance 1687 stating he was in this country for 33 years.
  • 28 Aug. 1666 Joost Fransen recorded paying 6 guilders as marriage fee (Flatbush town records 1663-1680)
  • "Joost Fransen" is rec. in tax rolls of Midwoud from 1675 to 1683
  • 2 Nov. 1679 (Flatbush DCR) "Frans Joosten and Gertruyd Auckes bapt. "Magdalena" sp.Wynant Pieterse and wife Jannetie Auckes van Nuys". Although the record says" Frans Joosten not Joost Fransen", it is clearly the same person.
  • This Magdalena did not marry Anthony Teunis van Pelt, and is not named Helena. ( as stated in The Dorland enigma by Barbara Barth) because Anthony van Pelt and wife "Magdalena" have an unnamed child in 28 Sept. 1679 (Flatbush DRC)
  • Sarah ab. 1667?. Not confirmed. Saartje Joosteen jm. Van Breukelen marr. Michiel van der Koeck

15 Feb. 1699.

Geertje Aukes "death record 7 Oct. 1681 in Flatbush" (Records of the Dorland family...) is not confirmed and seems unlikely because Joost would re-marry about 1682 not 1692, this date does not appear in any other writings.

Geertje Aukes died bef. 20 Jan. 1692 when Jost Fransen marr. 2) Annetje Joris (Flatbush DRC) ( Annetie is dau. Of Joris Rapelje)

"Joost Francis of Bedford late by fire deceased died interstate", his inventory Feb.. 1695/6 shows wife non compos mentis and 2 children unnamed Reynier Aertsen and John Anchies /Ohe next relations; home, home lot, 40 acres, livestock and farming implements, there are payments to be made for the coroner and beer for his funeral to be paid. (Abstracts of wills v. 1)

Reynier Aertsen is husband of Geertje Aukes sister Jannetje AUckes van Nuys, John Anchies/Ohie is brother to Geertje Jan Auckes van Nuys.


1. Albert Winslow Reyerson, edited Alfred L. Holman, Reyerson Genealogy, The (1916), lpg. 1-3. "..Joist Franz (Joseph Francis) who came to this country from Amsterdam in 1654. At the time of his marriage to Mrs. Reyerson he was a widow his first wife having been Geertje Aujesce Van Nuys."

2. David M. Ricker, Genealogical and Biographical Directory to Persons in New Netherlands From 1613 to 1674 Volumes I, II, III, IV, 2000, CD #11 V011_01V1, Familty Tree Maker's Family Archives, pg. 585.

COMMENTS: Har.= Ricker's History of Harlem; KCo = Bergen's Early Settlers of Kings County, L.I.; CFSev = Seversmith's Colonial Families of Long Island; PA = Pearson's First Settler's of Albany; PS = Pearson's First Settlers of Schnectady; PAT = Nelson's History of The City of Paterson and County of Passaic, N.J.; HHHC = Winfield's History of Hudson County; SCL = Evjen's Scandnavian Immigrants in New York 1660 - 1674 : AnN = Ricker's Annals of Newtown; WP = Davis' Winchester Patriarchs; GNYF = Talcott's Genealogical Notes of New York Families; WNYHS = The New York Abstract of Wills by the New York Historical Society; REC = The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record; NNC = New Netherland Connections.

  • "Family Surname: Franszen.
  • Immigrant: Joost Franszen.
  • Ethnic Orgin: Dutch.
  • Native town: Amsterdam, North Holland.
  • Settled: Brooklyn, L.I.
  • died: unknown but c. 1695 at Brooklyn;
  • Married 1st) abt 1666 Geertruy d/o Aucke Janszen Van Nuyse
  • m. 2nd) 1/30/1692 Flat. Annatie d/o Joris Rapalie and wid of Marten Ryersen. Patron: Joosten.


  • SARA b. _ m. int. 2/15/1699 NYDC m. at Brooklyn Michiell s/o Frans VanderCook and Wyntie de Vries.. Ch: Frans, Joost, Geertruy, Levintie, Joris, Henrdick.
  • MAGDALENA bp. 11/2/1679 Flat; m. c. 1698 Isaac s/o Adriaen Bennet. Ch: Arie, Isaac, Willem, Jacob, Joris prob. Johannes, prob. Sophia. Reference: KCo pg. 117; OA, VanderCooks, The Early Generations by L. Pfankucke; GLIF Vol. I pg. 70-88."

3. Long Island Genealogy, Surname Database,

  • "Joost Fransz
  • Birth Abt 1644 , Holland, Netherlands
  • Gender Male
  • Died Abt 1695 , , New York
  • Person ID I07389 Woolley
  • Last Modified 06 Nov 2010


  • 1 Geertruyt Aukes Van Nuyse, b. Abt 1645, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands ,
  • d. UNKNOWN, , , New York
  • Married Abt 1664 , , New York
  • Family ID F3590 Group Sheet

Family 2

  • Annetje Jorise Rapelje, b. 8 Feb 1645/46, Wallabout, New Amsterdam, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY ,
  • d. UNKNOWN, Flaltbush, Brooklyn, Kings Co., LI, NY
  • Married 30 Jan 1691/92 Dutch Reformed Church, Flatbush, Kings Co., L.I., New York
  • Family ID F0862 Group Sheet."

4. Albert Winslow Reyerson, edited Alfred L. Holman, Reyerson Genealogy, The (1916), pg. 1-3.

"..Joist Franz (Joseph Francis) who came to this country from Amsterdam in 1654. At the time of his marriage to Mrs. Reyerson he was a widow his first wife having been Geertje Aujesce Van Nuys."

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Joost the Frenchman's Timeline

Breuckelen, Kings County, Province of New York
October 1679
Flatbush, Kings County, Province of New York
June 1695
Age 53
Wallabout, Kings County, Province of New York
August 2, 2003
Age 53
October 9, 2003
Age 53