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Matthys Cornelissen

Also Known As: "Matys Cornelisen"
Birthplace: Horne, North Jutland, Denmark
Death: Died in Monmouth, Province of New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Husband of Fytje Adamse Brouwer
Father of Cornelius Matthysen van Horne; Abraham Van Horne, Snr. and Aechte Hanias

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About Matthys Cornelissen


Matthys has been linked to various parents by genealogists over the years. Commonly his parents are shown as Jan Cornelisen van Hoorn with Hillegond Joris or Cornelis Mattyssen with Barentje Dircks but neither couple is correct.

Matthys' family went on to use the name Van Horne, whereas the family of Jan Cornelisen van Hoorn from their home town or Hoorn in North Holland the surname Van Horne is a reflection that Matthys was from the village of Horne which is in the province of Jutland in Denmark. This is borne out by his marriage record (see below) which gives his place of origin as "Jutland". Further, Matthy's patronym of "Cornelissen" shows that his father's first name was Cornelis so he could not possibly be Jan's son.

Trying to connect Matthys to Cornelis Mattyssen and Barentje Dircks fails as this couple married in New Amsterdam while Matthys' marriage record quiet clearly shows he was born in Europe, also their marriage record from 1661 clearly shows that Cornelis was from Sweden not Denmark.


Flatbush DRC Marriage Records 1677-1757

  • 1692 20 Feb; Matys Cornelisen, van Jutland, ym; Fytye Adams, wid Evert Hendricks, both liv Bkln ;

  • Matthys Cornelissen Van Horne (Cornelissen meaning son of Cornelius) came to the Long Island (called Flat Lands at the time) New York Dutch towns ca. 1663. About 30 years later he married Fytie Brouwer, b. 1656/59 daughter of Adam Brouwer and Magdalena Jacobse Verdon. They’re marriage intention is dated, 20 Feb 1692 at Flatbush, New New York.[1] Fytje was the widow of Evertt Hendricksen aka Evertt Hendricks Van Gelder, m. ca. 1676. Fytie and Evert Hendrickson (Van Gelder) had the following children: Adolph, Jacobus, Altje, Hendrick, and Jannitje. Matthyse and Fytie had two sons who became Cornelius and Abraham Van Horne first of Monmouth County New Jersey and later Hunterdon County New Jersey.
  • Mathias took the Oath of Allegiance to the Britsh in September of 1687 and was entered as a resident of Brooklyn, New York and had resided in New Netherlands for 24 years. [2]
  • Mathias was listed on the Tax Assessment roll of New Utrecht in 1693.
  • Mattyse was a landowner in Brooklyn who purchased 223 acres of land in Middleton Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey from Obadia Browne, son of Capt. Brown of the famous Monmouth Patent. He deeded one half of the Middleton land to each of his two sons. This may be the reason Abraham, his brother, Cornelius, and their half sister, Sarah, moved to Monmouth County about 1718. [3]
  • Matthyse never used the surname Van Horne.

Children of Matthyse and Fytie {Bouwer}:

  1. Cornelius m. Catharine Cox, Elizabeth Lawrence, Hannah Seabrook
  2. Abraham bap. 15 Jan 1699 m. Anna Covenhoven
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Matthys Cornelissen's Timeline

Horne, North Jutland, Denmark
May 4, 1695
Age 37
Brooklyn, Kings County, Province of New York
January 15, 1699
Age 41
Brooklyn, Kings County, Province of New York
Age 58
Monmouth, Province of New Jersey