Hon. Nicasius de Sille

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Hon. Nicasius de Sille

Also Known As: "Nicasius de Sylle", "Nicasius de Silla"
Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death: 1674 (63)
New Utrecht,Kings,New York,USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Laurens de Sille and Walburga Everwijn
Husband of Cornelia Meulmans and Trijntje Crougers
Father of Walburg Nicasius de Sille; Anna de Bruyn; Gerardina de Sille; Laurens de Sille; Petrus De Sille and 1 other
Brother of Cornelis Stille; Renier de Sille; Gerardina de Sille; Guijsberg de Sille; Regnoris De Sille and 1 other

Occupation: First Counsellor to Director General Stuyvescent, Attorney
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About Hon. Nicasius de Sille

Nicasuis was born september 23, 1610, in Arnheim. He studied at Leyden and the Univerity of Orleans where he graduated "with the cap," a Doctor of Law, as his father had done before him.

He married 1st, Cornelia Meulmans, daughter of Peter Meulmans and Anna Marschalk, and came to New Netherlands a widower with five children.

Nicasius was one of the original Proprietors of New Utrecht, and in 1657 he built there the first stone house in the town, which "also had a tile roof," and was standing until 1850, when it was destroyed.

Arms of Nicasius de Sille, of Arnheim, Netherlands, who came to New Netherlands in 1653 to serve as First Councillor to Peter Stuyvesant.

ARMS- Sable a saltire argent; in the center chief a mullet of six points Or; in the flanks and base a curry-comb argent. CREST- upon a wreath of the colors (sable and argent) two arms in armour embowed, each grasping in the gauntleted hand a broad sword hilted and pommeled or, tilted outwardly, all proper.

A University-educated attorney, he was commissioned by the Dutch West India Company as first councilor to the provincial government of New Amsterdam; In his role as "schout fiscal", he acted as sheriff and prosecuting attorney, and also participated in law-making; He also held the positions of church warden, fire warden, and even for a time, captain-lieutenant; He served as advisor to Director-General Peter Stuyvesant; In 1660 his "List of the Inhabitants of Nieuw Amsterdam" was completed at the behest of Stuyvesant; He was a thorough statesman and an experienced lawyer, and, having built a large house on the corner of Broad street and Exchange place, entertained his friends in the same elegant manner as that to which he had been accustomed in the Hague; He reportedly brought to this country more silver plate than any one before him, and took special pride in its exhibition; In 1655, he was one of the first to purchase a lot in the newly surveyed town of New Utrecht (now Brooklyn), where he built the first stone house, with a roof of red tiles imported from Holland; he wrote a brief history of the settlement of New Utrecht, and resided there until his death

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Hon. Nicasius de Sille's Timeline

September 23, 1610
Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
November 30, 1639
Age 29
Maastricht, Limburg, Limburg, Netherlands
November 6, 1640
Age 30
Maastricht, Bisdom Luik, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
February 10, 1642
Age 31
Amsterdam, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
October 2, 1643
Age 33
Maastricht, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands
Age 33
January 6, 1645
Age 34
Maestricht, Limburg, Netherlands