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Juriaen Andriessen

Also Known As: "Skipper"
Birthplace: Holland, Reusel-de Mierien, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Death: before circa November 27, 1654
New Amsterdam, New Netherland Colony, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Andries Andrieszen and Rebekka Andriessen
Husband of Jannetje Jans
Father of Lijsbet Jeuriaens; Engeltie Jeuriaens and Andries Andriessen

Occupation: Skipper, Merchant, Privateer
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About Juriaen Andriessen

Jeuriaen "Juriaen" Andrieszen aka Andriessen

  • Born about 1607 in Netherlands
  • Died before 27 Nov 1654 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland
  • Son of Andries Andrieszen [uncertain]


Juriaen Andriessen (abt. 1607 - 1654) married 1635 in New Amsterdam, New Netherland to Jannetje Jans. She remarried to Tomas Lambensen, of Naerden on November 27, 1654.


  1. Lijsbet Jeuriaens (abt. 1636 - bef. 1663). Wife of 1) Henricks Grevenraet 2) Samuel Drisius, (or Dries)
  2. Engeltie Jeuriaens (abt. 1643 - abt. 1712). Wife of Jacobus (d'Water) van de Water.
  3. Andries Juriaensen Andriessen (bef. 1649 - 1681). Husband of Annetje Pieterse Praa.


Juriaen Andriessen and his wife Jannetje Jans resided in a house, #4 Pearl Street, built in 1649; said house was located on the corner of State and Pearl Streets in Manhattan.


Isaac Greveraat, a merchant, came to this city at an early period, and married Elizabeth, a daughter of Skipper Jurien Andriezen. Mr. Greveraat was a Schepen of this city in 1644, and in the year 1671 was appointed Schout of Esopus. He died, leaving three children, Andrew, Henry and Elizabeth.

It is noted multiple times that Juriaen is referred to as "Skipper" . This is not to be confused with the contemporary idea of the skipper as the pilot of a small craft as we know it today. Skipper comes from the Middle Dutch Middle Low German for Schipper, Schip or even Schop....all Dutch names for ship. He was by no means a mere Skipper by today's definition. We have record of at least 2 ships he commanded, neither small. Although there is no known documentation he had undoubtedly been a member of the Dutch Navy, the largest and most powerful in the world at the time. Someone who had proved himself more than noteworthy to his superiors. Based on the mention of a Spanish ship as prize one could assume he operated at times as a privateer. The Navy of the Netherlands was involved in many conflicts during the early 17th century. This produced many Dutch pirates and would have honed the battle skills of a man like Juriaen. The house he built was located across the street from Fort Amsterdam. Whether he was still in the Dutch Navy or a Freebooter he would have been at the beck and call when it came to the defense of New Amsterdam. He impressed people with great wealth and power as he was hired to Skipper the Prins Willem for the East India Company. So we know he was a man of means. He was an archetype for the fearless independent colonial American Naval commanders to come such as John Paul Jones. Unfortunately not much is written of him after that. What I can say is if a movie had been made about him in the golden age of Hollywood no one less than Errol Flynn could have filled his shoes.

-Bio from a compilation of sources gathered by Robert Moon

Excerpt from “The Historical Magazine and Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities, History and Biography of America.” Page.360. Volume 1. Second Series By Henry B. Dawson

“Juriaen Andriessen was a seafaring man, in the employee of the West India Company; and in 1648, while master of the “Cat”, of 14 guns and a crew of 50 men, that vessel was lost on Sandy Hook, otherwise Godyn’s Point, after having captured and sent in as a prize, a Spanish bark. (barque)”



  • The Historical Magazine and Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities ... edited by John Ward Dean, George Folsom, John Gilmary Shea, Henry Reed Stiles, Henry Barton Dawson. Page 360. < GoogleBooks >
  • https://family.laurenparlett.com/getperson.php?personID=P913&tree=1
    • "Domine Drisius, (or Dries,) was at this time about forty years of age, and unmarried. He had sojourned some time in England, which country he had now quitted, In consequence of its disturbed state. His salary was fixed at one thousand four hundred and fifty guilders, or five hundred and eighty dollars. He subsequently married Lysbeth Juriaensen, (daughter of skipper Juriaen Andriessen and Jannetin Jans,) widow of Isaac Greveraet. "Elisabeth Drisius," and " Mother Drisius," are both mentioned in a tax list of the city of New York for 1677." O Callaghan s History of New Netherland, Vol. ii. 191. History of New Netherland < Archive.Org >
  • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bettysboneyard/Du... (Dead link)
    • JURIAN ANDREISSEN b abt 1600 Netherlands d New Amsterdam (NY) wife unknown.
      • Andreis Juriansen b Dec 16, 1649 New Amsterdam (NY) m Annetje Pieterse PRAA/ PRAT
  • Mapping Early New York | Encyclopedia. Power of attorney. Juriaen Andriessen to Cornelis Cornelissen, skipper, to receive money due him by the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam. [10 October 1651] < link > “…. appeared Juryaen Andriesen, at present skipper on the honorable Company's ship Prins Willem, …. “
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prins_Willem The Prins Willem (Dutch pronunciation: [pr%C9%AAns ˈʋɪləm]), also spelled Prins Willim, was a 17th-century East Indiaman of the Dutch East India Company. She was their largest ship at the time. The ship made her first voyage to the Dutch East Indies in 1651. After several voyages, she sank near Madagascar in 1662.
  • “Sailing Warships” by < Image >. Prins Willem was laid down in Zeeland 1649, launched 1.1 1650, and made maiden voyage 5.5 1651. She was one of the largest East India vessel on her time. The ship dimensions were 181 x 45 x 18 Amsterdam feet. In june 1652 Prins Willem was loaned by de VOC, together four their ships in war against England. Orginally ship was Armed 32-guns, but in 1652-53 she was armed c.40-60 guns. After war Prins Willem returned to the owners, and made 17 round voyages, most of them between Zeeland and Batavia. De Prins Willem was wrecked on isle of Brandon, near Mauritius, on 10 or 11 february 1662.
  • “THE ICONOGRAPHY OF MANHATTAN ISLAND” http://nc-chap.org/castello/castello_key_notes4.pdf Page 279-280. #4 Pearl Street. Tomas Lambertsen, of Naerden, married Jannetje Jans, widow of Skipper Juriaen Andriessen, and with her acquired the house which his predecessor had built. The widow's determination to remarry, evidenced by the license of November 27, 1654, alarmed her daughter, Lysbet, the wife of Isaac Greveraet. On the 7th of December, Greveraet and Daniel Litschoe, guardians of the skipper's young son, appealed to the court, as the "widow is about to marry again, and the two proclamations have been made," to have the just claims of the minor children in the matter of their patrimony" recorded, and confirmed at the Secretary's office of this City, so that it may be found for all time." Daniel Litschoe and Jacob Strycker were selected by the court, "and being unprovided with any excuse . . . accepted the same and promised the Court to act honestly therein."-Rec. N. Am., I: 270. …
  • https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Andrieszen-11
  • < Wardell, Pat. Early Bergen County Families >(currently offline) children of Juriaen Andriesz & Jannetje Jans: • Lysbeth Juriaense, b. 1633-35; d. 26 April 1663 NYC; m. 24 March 1652 NYC, Isaac Grevenraet, son of Andries Grevenraet & Metje Machelt. • Engeltje Jeuriaens, b. before 1648; m. Jacobus Van de Water, son of Benjamin Van de Water & Elizabeth Meersmans. • Jannetje Juriaens, b. before 1650; d. 1669-1673; m. before 1673 Jan Laurentszen Duyts. • Andries Jeuriaensz (Jongbloedt?), bp. 19 Dec 1649 NYC Ref Ch (wit: Martinus Snyder, Daniel Lisco, Pieter Abel, Marie Janszen, Tryntie Roelofs); d. after April 1705; m. 10 March 1671/2 NYC Ref Ch, Geertie Cozyn, dau. of Cozyn Gerritszen & Vrouwtie Gerrits. - Sources: [1] Fernow, Berthold, ed., Records of New A,sterdam, 1653-1674, 7 Vols., 1897 (on CD), Vol. I -- Minutes of the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens, 1653-1655, p. 270; [2] Totten, John Reynolds, “Grevenraedt Family. With Notes on the Allied Families of De Riemer, Gouverneujr and Meyer” in New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, April 1930 (Vol. 61, No. 2), p. 128; Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York [City], 1901 (Collections of the NY Genealogical & Biographical Society, Vol. III); Information online June 1999 from ; Genealogies of Long Island Families, Volume II, Praa-Bennet Family Notes, p. 28.
  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Jun 9 2019, 23:21:46 UTC
  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Aug 8 2019, 21:26:09 UTC
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Juriaen Andriessen's Timeline

March 13, 1607
Holland, Reusel-de Mierien, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
New Amsterdam, New Netherland Colony, Colonial America
New Amsterdam, New York, United States
December 19, 1649
New Amsterdam, New Netherland Colony
November 27, 1654
Age 47
New Amsterdam, New Netherland Colony, Colonial America