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Petrus Bayard

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Alpen a/d Rijn, Zuid Nederland, Nederland
Death: 1699 (48)
New Amsterdam, New York, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Bayard and Anna Bayard
Husband of Blandina Kierstede
Father of Petrus Bayard; Samuel Bayard; Anna Maria Bayard; Sara Bayard; Hans Bayard and 1 other
Brother of Balthazar Bayard; Nicholas Bayard and Catharine Bayard

Managed by: David Plauché Cain
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About Petrus Bayard

"In consideration of a map of Virginia and Maryland, made by Herman at his own expense, which the King of England pronounced the " best map he had ever seen," Lord Baltimore gave Herman some 3000 acres of land in this beautiful region, for which Herman must lay out a new town, Cecilton, and a newcounty, Cecil.

But as the Susquehannock Indians occupied much of this ground, Herman obtained a warrant for a new survey, including altogether some 20,000 acres. First, however, he met the Chiefs of the Susquehannocks at their fort on Spesutia Island, made the necessary purchase, and introduced settlers from New York about 1660. > Peter Bayard's son Samuel married a Sluyter (!)

Through his son Ephraim's persuasion he agreed to convey a large part of his manor to Sluyter, Dankers, Judge Moll, Arnoldus de la Grange, and Peter Bayard, nephew of Governor Stuyvesant, —all Labadists.

Herman, however, repented his bargain, suspecting that the names were a device to secure his conveyance and refused to fulfill the contract until compelled by law. The final deed was executed in 1684, when a company of men and women numbering one hundred came over from Holland." < ~• see source

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Petrus Bayard's Timeline

Zuid Nederland, Nederland
November 28, 1674
Age 23
New York, New York, New York, United States
October 12, 1675
Age 24
Dutch Church, New York, New York, USA
June 25, 1679
Age 28
Dutch Church, New York, United States
April 19, 1681
Age 30
Dutch Church, New York, United States
March 11, 1683
Age 32
Dutch Church, New York, United States
Age 48
New Amsterdam, New York, New York, USA
Age 48
Cecil, Maryland, United States