Maria Antonis Portugis

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Maria Antonis Portugis

Also Known As: "Maritie Petersen"
Birthplace: New Amsterdam, New Netherland, NY, America
Death: after 1716
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Anthony Fernando Portugis, (Gratia d'Angola) and Maria d'Angola
Wife of Solomon Peters Santomee
Mother of Anthony Santomee; Mary Pieters; Jacob (Pieterse); Celitje Dee van N. Yorck and Susanna Salomons
Sister of Susanna Anthony Robberts; Anthony Portugis; Dominicus Portugis; Marye Portugis; Claesje and 3 others

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Maria Antonis Portugis

Baptism recorded:

1641 Jul 14; Anthony portugies (neger); Maria (twin); Jacom Anthony Van Angola, Cleyn Anthony Van Angola, Lycye en Anthony Van Angola

also known as Maritie Petersen (see Black & White in Manhattan Thelma Wills Foote (2004) Oxford ISBN 0-19-508809-3 0-19-516357-3 (PBK.)

Foote, Thelma Wills , 1956-

Subtitled: “The history of racial formation in colonial New York City

On the subject of the disposition of freed slave lands: page 150

"Salomon Petersen bequeathed his land to his wife, Maritie , the daughter of Anthony Portuguese, one of the first landholders in the Free Negro Lots. Except for £ 4, which he left to his eldest son, Salomon Peters, he divided the remainder of his humble estate, 18 shillings, some tools, and firearms, between his sons. For years, Marite Peteresen clung to the land conveyed to her by her husband, Salomon Petersen, a free black landowner in the Free Negro Lots and son of Peter Santome, one of the first enslaved blacks brought to Manhattan Island in 1626 and one of the black petitioners to obtain freedom and land in 1644. In 1716, Maritie sold her land to John Van Horne, a white settler."

The Van Horne/VanHoorn/Van Horn land eventually became Madison Square & Madison Square Garden.

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Maria Antonis Portugis's Timeline

July 14, 1641
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
July 1641
New Amsterdam, New Netherland, NY, America
February 1666
Age 24
New York, New York
July 15, 1668
Age 27
New York
January 1671
Age 29
New York, New York
January 16, 1674
Age 32
March 1, 1679
Age 37
Age 74