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Pierre Jacques Cresson, II

Also Known As: "“Pierre", "Le Gardinier", "” Pier Cresson"
Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Abbeville, (Present Département de l'Oise), Picardie, France
Death: October 13, 1679 (69)
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
Place of Burial: New York, Richmond County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre Jacques Cresson, I and Elizabeth Clauss
Husband of Rachel Demarest
Father of Maria Bodine; Susanna de la Plaine; Jacques Cresson; Estienne Cresson; Christiana Garrison and 6 others
Brother of Maria Cresson and Abramham Cresson
Half brother of Pierre Clauss

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About Pierre Jacques Cresson, II

Married june 5, 1630 sedan picardie, france

one possible place of birfth: Delft, So. Holland, Holland, Netherlands http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rjmorrison&id=I17264

Arrived in America in 1657 from Menil La Cresson, Abbeville, Picardy, France. Name of ship is DE VERGULDE OTTER (The Gilded Otter). Sailed 26 April 1657 arrived New Amsterdam before 25 Aug. 1657. Captain Cornelis Reyersz Van Der Beets. Cresson is spelled various ways--Creson, Creason, Greason, etc. Pierre Cresson was reportedly the gardner to William of Orange. Cresson family originally came from France via Holland Settled in New Castle, Delaware, bought 88 acres of land on Staten Island N.Y. By the 3rd generation the Creson family had migrated to North Carolina.
■Revised History of Harlem, James Riker, p 101:

Pierre Cresson was found at Sluis in Flanders. In 1640 moved further north and was found with refugees at Leiden. In 1657, Pierre left Amsterdam for New Amstel. Reportedly served with Peter Stuyvesant. Pierre also known as Pierre Le Gardiner, that is, had been a gardener for the Prince of Orange.

According to Rosalie Fellows Bailey, Pierre Cresson was first from Menil La Cresson (Cresson Manor) northeast of Abbeville, Picardy, France. He fled to Slavis, Flanders, and in 1640, fled to Leyden, Holland.

Pierre embarked for New Amstel in 1637 with his wife, Rachel Cloos and their children. A year later Governor Stuyvesant brought Pierre Cresson to New Amsterdam.

Pierre Cresson and his wife, Rachel Cloos, "both being sound of body," made a joint will dated March 15, 1673. According to their will they gave fifty guilders to "the church of New York,", whereas their daughter Susannah has enjoyed as a marriage portion the value of two hundred guilders so the testators will that at the decease of the longest liver each of their other children, then living, shall draw the like 200 guilders, and "our youngest son, Elie", if he is under the age of sixteen years, also a new suit of clothes becoming to his person, from head to toe". Cornelis Jansen and Jan Nagel were witnesses to the will.

Source: RHOH, Riker, p 101:

Rosalie Fellows Bailey

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tunis Egbert (Anthony) ) (1661-8/21/1721) b. Fresh Kills, Staten Is., NY, c. 7/9/1662, will 7/6/1771, proven 8/25/1721, State Is., NY, , bur. Staten Is., NY, m. twice, 1st – ca. 1682, Fresh Kill, Staten Is., NY, Susannah Tilje Letelier, d. 1699, 8 ch., dau. of Jean & Christine (Cresson) Letelier [he was b. St. Lo, France & d. 9/4/1671, she was b. Slivis, Flanders, 1640) [parents of Christine Cresson were PIERRE CRESSON and Rachel Cloos. He was b. 1610 near Abbeyville, France. She was b. Flanders. All of whom embarked from Amsterdam in 1657 to New Amsterdam. In 1679 Pierre bought land on Staten Is. He was one of the “14 Frenchmen” by whom the town of Bushwick was settled & was one of the 1st magistrates. Previously res. in Harlem, then later New Utrecht, where he d. 9/4/1671. He had fled Flanders, then Holland remaining ca. 17 yrs. employed by Prince of Orange as gardener & gained the appellation of “Pierre, Le Gardinier”

From: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~emty/Section_D_Govert_Egbert_Family.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.jonathanpaul.org/silvey/larue/d0001/g0000150.html

Always signed his name: Moy Pier Cresson

Pierre Cresson MyHeritage Family Trees Sulser Web Site, managed by Samantha Sulser (Contact) Birth: 1609 - Delft, South Holland, Holland Death: Oct 13 1679 - Staten Island, Richmond, New York Parents: Pierre Cresson, Elizabeth Cresson (born Vuilesme) Siblings: Maria Cresson, Abramham Cresson Wife: Rachel Cresson (born Claus) Children: Jacques Cresson, Estienne Cresson, Abraham Cresson, Susannah Delaplaine (born Cresson), Pierre Cresson, Rachael Cresson, Joshua Cresson, Elias Elizacus Cresson, Christina Cresson, Susannah Plaine (born Cresson), Elijah Elias Cresson
Pierre was French, but he came to America with the Dutch, when New York was still New Amsterdam. He was a French Huguenot, who escaped to Holland during the intense persecution in France. Family legend says he acquired a position as the gardener for the Prince of Orange, who later gave land grants on Staten Island to both Pierre and his son Joshua. It is also said, he designed the gardens for the 1st governor of New Amsterdam. It is also said his gardening skills impressed his neighbors, so they planted beautiful gardens in their yards as well, and because of all the bowers of flowers, the area became know as the Bowery?

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Pierre Jacques Cresson, II's Timeline

Abbeville, (Present Département de l'Oise), Picardie, France
Age 15
Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
Age 27
March 12, 1640
Age 30
Of Rijswijk, So. Holland, Holland, Netherlands
January 31, 1644
Age 34
Age 40
Van Ryswyck, So Holland, Netherlands
Age 41
Sluis, Zeeland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
July 1653
Age 43
Delft, South Holland, Netherlands
Age 46
Delft, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden