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Trijntgen Roeloffs

Also Known As: "Tryntje Roelofs", "Tryntje ROELOFFSE", "Trijntje Jans Roeloffse", "Tryn Roelofs"
Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Death: April 1684 (54)
New York, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Roeleff Jansen and Anneke Jans
Wife of Willem(Guillaume) Abraham de Key; Lucas Rodenburgh and Johannes Pieterszen van Brugh, I
Mother of Abigail <Willem> De Key; Unknown Child; Helena Van Brugh, (d.y.); Anna Grevenraet; Catherine Annetje Van Rensselaer and 4 others
Sister of Lijntgen Roeloffs; Sarah Jansz Roelofs; Fytje Roeloffs and Jan Roeloffson
Half sister of Willem Bogardus; Cornelis Bogardus, I; Jonas Bogardus; Pieter Bogardus and Maria Bogardus

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About Trijntgen Roeloffs

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  1. Catharina (Trijntje) Roelofs married Februari 24, 1647 at New Amsterdam Guillaume (Willem) de Keij, son of Abraham Lievenszn de Keij and Abigail Mourisdr Regoot. Willem was a grandson of the famous city architect also from Haarlem, Lieven Lievenszn de Keij / New Amsterdam, 24 Feb 1647, Willem de Key, b. Haarlem, 3 Jan 1625, merchant in New Amsterdam, son of Abraham Lievenz and Abigael Rijgoots/ William de Key, a Free Merchant at New Amsterdam. Banns were posted on Feb 24, 1647. Marriage intent was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, NN[1]1647 24 Feb; Wilhem Key, jm van Haerlem; Tryn Roelofs, jd van Amsterdam
  2. Lucas Rodenburg|Rodenborg possibly took place at Curaçao/ aft Sept 1652, Lucas Rodenburg, 1643 councillor, 1647 vice-director of WIC on Curacao, d. betw. 12 June and 24 Dec. 1655/ Lucas Rodenborg WIC Vice-Director at Curacao, Marriage occurred ca. 16 Sep, 1652. Possibly at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam. No marriage record was found there. It is also possible, that the marriage occurred either at sea or at Fort Amsterdam, Curacao. It would appear that they lived in Curaçao until after Lucas's death. Lucas died in Curaçao between 12 June and 24 Dec. 1655 [2] Widow Catarina Roelofs returned to New Amsterdam with her children. On April 17, 1657, his widow Catrina Roeloffse made a petition for permission to raise money on account of the salary due her late husband Lucas Rodenburgh, who was Vice Director of Curacoa, Bonaire and Aruba. Her petition was granted Lucas Rodenburg.
  3. Johannes (Jan) Pieterszn van Brugge |Verbrugge|Ver Brugge, from Haerlem and Catharina (Trijntje) Roelofs, widow of Lúcas Rodenborg married March 29, 1658 . The int. marriage was April 24, 1658 at New Amsterdam. Immigrant Johannes Pieterszn Ver Brugge, a trader from Haarlem, already arrived in New Amsterdam before 1651[3] She was 28 years of age as she married Jan Ver Brugge/ New Amsterdam, 24 april 1658, Johannes Pietersz van Brugge (van Brugh, Verbrugge), b. aft. 1624, merchant, president-alderman of New Amsterdam 1656 burgomaster 1657 and 1673, d. 1699, son of Pieter Jansz, merchant and Helena Pollai."[4]/Johannes Van Brug on Mar 29, 1658 (banns). Marriage was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Manhattan, New Amsterdam, NN[5]. Johannes Van Brug came from Harlem, Holland and was a fur trader and business man in both Rensselarswyck and New Amsterdam. He resided upon the water syde (the west side) of Pearl Street between Wall and William Streets. He was prominently connected with the Dutch West India Company. Widow Rodenborg was his third wife.

Johannes Pieterse Van Brugh was born in Haerlem, Holland, about 1624, and died about 1696-1699. Trijntje Roeloffs was baptized in the Lutheran Church, Amsterdam, Holland, on Wednesday, June 24, 1629. Witnesses at her christening were Cornelis Sijverts and Trijntgen Siewerts.

Johannes and Trijntje were married in Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, America, on Monday, March 29, 1658. She took the name Trijntje Van Brugh. He is the son of Pieter and Helena (Pottai) Van Brugge. She is the daughter of Roelof and Anneke (Jans) Janse. They had seven children:

i. Helena Van Brugh: She was christened on April 4, 1659, in New Amsterdam, America; probably died very young.

ii. Helena Van Brugh: She was christened on July 28, 1660, in New Amsterdam, America. She married Theunis De Kay on 26 May 1680.

iii. Anna Van Brugh: She was christened on September 6, 1662, in New Amsterdam, America. She married Andries Grevenraedt on July 2, 1684.

iv. Catharine Annetje Van Brugh [#963]: She was baptized in Reformed Dutch Church, New York City, on April 19, 1665, and died in Greenbush, New York, on December 6, 1730.

v. Pieter Van Brugh was baptized in New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church on July 14, 1666. buried on July 20, 1740. He married Sara Kuyler on November 2, 1688.

vi. Johannes Van Brugh was baptized on November 22, 1671. He married Margaret Provoost.

vii. Maria Van Brugh was baptized in New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church on September 20, 1673. She married Stephen Richard.

The first husband of Trijntje Roeloffs was Willem De Kay. Their marriage banns were dated February 24, 1647, at the New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church. They had one child:

i. Abigael Willems was baptized in Amsterdam Lutheran Church on February 9, 1648. No marriage or death records have been found for her.

Her second marriage was to Lucas Rodenburgh after 16 Sep 1652. She took the name Trijntje Rodenburgh. He died between March 22 and June 8, 1655. They had two children:

i. Elizabeth Rodenburgh was born in Curaçao.

ii. Lucretia Rodenburgh was baptized in New Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church on July 1, 1657.

Her third marriage was to Johannes Pieterse Van Brugh.

View Tree for Trijntje Roelofs JansTrijntje Roelofs Jans (b. September 06, 1633, d. Bet. 1696 - 1699)

Trijntje Roelofs Jans (daughter of Roelof Jans and Anneke Jans)42 was born September 06, 1633, and died Bet. 1696 - 169943. She married (1) Willem De Kay on February 24, 1646/47 in New Amsterdam, Dutch Ref Ch, NY43. She married (2) Lucas Rodenburgh on Abt. 1653. She married (3) Johannes Pieterse Van Brugh on March 29, 1658 in New Amsterdam, Dutch Ref Ch, NY.

Includes NotesNotes for Trijntje Roelofs Jans:

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #3595, Date of Import: Feb 10, 2000]

From Genealogical Sketches of the Woodbury Family, Page 208:

Johannes Van Brugh and his wife, Tryntje, the daughter of of Roeloff Jansen and Anneke Jans, lived in a stone house near Haunover Square, in front of which several large trees cast their shadow over the green." Thus says Mrs. Lamb in her History of New York.

Mr. and Mrs. Van Brugh were the first of the Dutch residents who gave a dinner party in honor of the new governor, Nichols. In October, 1664, Van Brugh and two hundred others took the "oath of allegiance." Broadhead's History of New York, Stene's history, also state more about him. Concerning the new council of Governor Nichols, Broadhead states: "On extraordinary occasions Stuyvesant, late Secretary, Cornelis Van Ruyven and Johannes Van Brugh were sometimes called to assist." The great burgher right, or the upper class from whom officials were to be elected, was introduced into New Amsterdam. There were only twenty members, and one of the three Van Brughs was Johannes Pieterse.

On the reconquest of New York by the Dutch fleet, Van Brugh comes into conspicuous relations, once more, 1673. In 1673, the burgomasters were ordered "to be chosen from the wealthiest inhabitants, and those only who are of the Reformed Christian Religion." Van Brugh was one of the two selected.

He was one of those who estimated the value of the houses and gardens destroyed to make a suitable glacis for the fort. He was one of the council selected to confer with the war council in behalf of the safety of New Orange. In 1673 he was commissioned captain of the militia. In 1674 he was again burgomaster. One of the rules adopted by the burgomasters was that "Whoever should smoke tobacco in court should forfeit two and a half guilders." The burgomaster sat in council with Governor Colve regularly at all their meetings.

In 1674, when peace was declared between Holland and England, with the clause that each should surrender its conquests made during the war, a new trial of the heart fell on these ancient Netherlanders, lovers of liberty and individual independence.

Governor Colve, the Dutch governor, preparing to leave requested the Court to select ten persons to exercise executive authority until his majesty's commission should take possession. Van Brugh was one of the ten.

When Andros took the government of New York in 1675, Van Brugh, De Peyster and others of the Dutch burghers were willing to take the oath of allegiance, as they did to Governor Nichols, saving the terms of capitulation of 1664, giving them freedom as to religion, property, etc. But Andros demanded it unconditionally. Then they petitioned to be allowed to dispose of their estates and leave. He arrested the eight signers, charging them with endeavor to raise a rebellion. They were examined, ordered to be tried, and after awhile, on giving heavy bonds, released from imprisonment.

A stout old Dutchman he was, and stood manfully for the rights of the people, occupying a prominent position in the negotiation of the old residents with Governor Andros. Van Brugh was one of the committee who went on board the frigate on which Andros arrived, to welcome him, and he made great effort to secure for the Dutch the privileges and rights which had been acknowledged them on the original conquest and surrender in 1664 to Governor Nichols. He perilled his liberty and property, incurring even imprisonment for standing up for the rights of the Dutch.

The spirit of religious toleration, elective government and personal liberty of the Hollanders strike us most gratefully, and draw sighs of sympathy at their hard fortune in descending from such a state to be subjects of the Duke of York and his despotic viceroy, Andros. But the spirit of these old burghers was exemplified in their descendants in the Revolution. Every old Dutch family rallied to the cause with t heir fortunes, influence and swords: Schuyler, Morris, Livingston, Van Cortland, Van Rensselear.

His wife was Tryntje Roeloff, who had previously married Lucas Rodenburg, vice director at Curacoa, 1646 to 1657, where he died. When she married Van Brugh, her friends there sent her one keg of salt, one keg of preserved lemons, one of lemon juice, a parrot, and twelve parroquets. Robert Livingstone, son of Robert Livingstone, first proprietor, is the ancestor of Chancellor Livingston and of Edward Livingstone, secretary of state under Jackson. When Levi Woodbury was secretary of the treasury, the families lived in adjacent houses on Lafayette Square in Washington.

Roeloff Janson was the husband of Anneke Jans, coming to Rensellearwych with his family in 1630. In 1636 he removed to New Amsterdam and secured a ground brief or title to sixty-two acres, "bounded west by the Hudson, north by the old Jans Land." Shortly after he died, leaving Anneke a widow with five small children. Soon after, March, 1638, she married the Rev. Everhardus Bogardus, dominie of the church in New York and the first settled pastor in the country, a man of intelligence. It is as witness to the contract to build this church that Captain Willett's name first appeared on the Dutch records of New Amsterdam, a few years after.

Source: Walter Gilbert's web page

Her second husband was Johannes Van Brugh, who was a prominent merchant and magistrate of New Amsterdam, and served in the common council several years after the English accession. They were married March 29, 1658.

Source: Collections on History of Albany, pg 99.

More About Trijntje Roelofs Jans:

Date born 2: Abt. 1624, amsterdam, Holland.

Date born 3: June 24, 1629, Amsterdam, Holland.43

More About Trijntje Roelofs Jans and Willem De Kay:

Marriage: February 24, 1646/47, New Amsterdam, Dutch Ref Ch, NY.43

More About Trijntje Roelofs Jans and Lucas Rodenburgh:

Marriage 1: Abt. 1653

Marriage 2: Aft. September 16, 1652

More About Trijntje Roelofs Jans and Johannes Pieterse Van Brugh:

Marriage 1: March 29, 1658, New Amsterdam, Dutch Ref Ch, NY.

Marriage 2: Abt. 1658

Children of Trijntje Roelofs Jans and Willem De Kay are:

  1. Abigael Willems, b. February 09, 1647/48, d. date unknown.

Children of Trijntje Roelofs Jans and Lucas Rodenburgh are:

  1. Elizabeth Rodenburgh, d. date unknown.
  2. Lucretia Rodenburgh, b. July 01, 165744, d. date unknown.

Children of Trijntje Roelofs Jans and Johannes Pieterse Van Brugh are:

  1. Helena Van Brugh, b. April 04, 1659, New Amsterdam, NY, d. date unknown.
  2. Helena Van Brugh, b. July 28, 1660, d. Abt. 1736.
  3. +Anna Van Brugh, b. September 10, 1662, d. date unknown.
  4. +Catharine Annetje Van Brugh, b. April 19, 1665, d. December 06, 1730, Greenbush, NY.
  5. Pieter Van Brugh, b. July 14, 1666, New Amsterdam, NY, d. date unknown.
  6. Maria Van Brugh, b. September 20, 1673, d. date unknown.
  7. Johannes Van Brugh, b. February 08, 1674/75, d. date unknown.

Last names also include: Jansen De Key/ Rodenberg/ Van Brugh

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Trijntgen Roeloffs's Timeline

June 24, 1629
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
June 1629
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Age 18
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July 28, 1660
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September 10, 1662
Age 33
Dutch Church,New Amsterdam,New York,USA