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Pierre Parmentier

Also Known As: "Pierre Palmatier", "Pierre Parmentier", "Pietre Palmetier"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Kortrijk, West Flanders
Death: 1701 (71)
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean Parmentier and Jenne Foure
Husband of Antoinette Parmentier
Father of Michael Pieterse Parmentier
Brother of Marie Parmentier; Jacques Parmentier and Barbe Parmentier

Occupation: Trustee/Overseer Brooklyn, NY
Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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About Pierre Parmentier

Pierre Parmentier (1630 - 1701) of Belgium, Germany and NY (was born in Courtai, (modern) Belgium). Married Antoinette Terrin (daughter of Thonnet Thomas Terrin) about 1651 in Courtal, Belgium, and had one son, Michael Pietersen Parmentier (1653). Pierre came from an old Waldnesian family of Piedmont (famous in France, and they had a branch that went to England in 1100 where the name became Parmenter). They were Hugenots and were driven out by the Spanish to Manheim, Germany. The threat of invasion by the French influenced many of the Huguenots to leave the area, seeking passage from Holland to the New World from Amsterdam.

Pierre and his wife, Antoinette embarked, together with their son, Michael, on the ship the De Bonte Koe or “Spotted Cow” on April 16, 1663. Arrived in America on the ship “Spotted Cow” on April 20,1663 (Michael was 9 and they were accompanied by Antoinette’s father, Thonnet Thomas) in New Amsterdam (now known as New York).

Bringing papers from Mannheim, they were received by the Brooklyn Church on September 23, 1663. With the other refugees from Mannheim, they settled at Bedford, New York (now Brooklyn). He was named one of the four trustees at Bedford who bought land from the Indians in 1670. He also bought a farm and a grist mill at Bushwick which he gave to his only son, Michael, probably about 1679. In 1675 his holdings were quite large, judging from the fact that he paid the second highest tax in the colony.

Pierre sold property May 31, 1684 to a Jacques Laxillere and moved to Harlem where he attempted to purchase a mill from his friend Jan Louwe van Schoonderwoerd, also known as Jan Louwe Bogert. For some reason the purchase was never completed and Pierre Parmentier was no longer listed among the Freeholders (land owners). They moved North, near Kingston, probably about 1700, perhaps to the home of their son, Michael. The record of his death in 1701 is at Kingston, where the church officials attended to his burial and to the wants of his widow.

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Pierre Parmentier's Timeline

August 3, 1627
Condé-sur-l'Escaut, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Kortrijk, West Flanders
Age 23
Courtrai, Spaanse Nederlanden, Heilige Roomse Rijk
Age 71
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States