Pieter Janszoon van Haagswout

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Pieter Jansz

Also Known As: "Pieter Janse", "Pieter van Haugwout", "Peter Hagewout", "Peter Haughwout", "Peter Hagewolt", "houghwout"
Birthplace: Drenthe, Overyssel, The Netherlands
Death: before October 1662
Flatbush, New Netherland Colony (His wife remarries as a widow in Oct 1662.)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jan Lefferts and N.N.
Husband of Femmetje Hermanse
Father of Harme Pieterse; Leffert Pieterse; Willem Pieterse; Margrietje Pieterse and Pieter Hagewout

Occupation: Cobbler
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About Pieter Janszoon van Haagswout

The Lefferts family was among the earliest European settlers in Brooklyn. They trace their roots to Dutch colonist Pieter Janse Hagewout (1621 – 1661), a farmer and cobbler who emigrated from Holland with his family aboard De Bonte Koe (The Spotted Cow) in 1660, and settled in the farming village of Vlacke Bos (meaning "wooded plain"), or Flatbush as it came to be known. In 1687, Hagewout’s son Leffert Pietersen bought 58 acres of land in the area now known as Prospect Lefferts Gardens. He built the original Lefferts Homestead.

On April 15, 1660, the ship de Bonte Koe (the Spotted Cow) set sail for New Amsterdam. Among its passengers were Pieter Janse Hagewout (1621-1661), his wife, and their four children. In 1661, the family settled in Midwout, later called Flatbush. Within a year Pieter Janse Hagewout died, his wife remarried, and his eldest son, seventeen-year-old Leffert Pieterse, began carving out his own destiny in the small frontier town of Midwout.


Extract from ship's manifest:

Pieter Jansz, shoemaker from Drenthe, wife and 4 children: 15, 13, 9, 1/2 yr old (from "New World Immigrants: List of Passengers 1654 to 1664" edited by Michael Tepper.)

The Lefferts-Haughwout family : a chart-genealogy in eight generations of the descendants of Pieter Janse Hagewout, who came from Holland to New Amsterdan, A.D. 1660 on the ship "Bonte Koe" by Lefferd Merle Alexander Haughwout 1903

Reports, among other things, that Pieter Janse date of birth was recorded as 1621 in the family bible which at the time of publication had been lost.


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Pieter Janszoon van Haagswout's Timeline

Drenthe, Overyssel, The Netherlands
Age 22
The Netherlands
Age 24
Drenthe, Overijssel, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
Age 26
The Netherlands
Age 30
The Netherlands
October 15, 1659
Age 38
Dijkhuizen, De Wolden, Drenthe, The Netherlands
May 15, 1660
Age 39
De Bonte Koe (the Spotted Cow) -Settled in Flatbush
October 1662
Age 41
Flatbush, New Netherland Colony