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Willem Bogardus

Birthplace: New Amsterdam, New York, United States
Death: Died in New Amsterdam, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Everardus Bogardus and Anneke Jans
Husband of Wyntie Sybrants; Wijntje Sybrantsdr Sybrandt and Walburga de Sille
Father of Annetje Bogardus; Everhardus Bogardus; Sytie Bogardus; Annetzie Bogardus; Saertje Bogardus and 6 others
Brother of Cornelis Bogardus, I; Jonas Bogardus; Pieter Bogardus; Fytje Roelof Bogardus and Maria Bogardus
Half brother of Lijntje Jans; Sarah Jansz Roelofs; Catharina Roelofs Roeloffse; Tryntje ROELOFFSE; Fyntie Roelofs Van Maesterland and 2 others

Occupation: He was well-educated and served in several positions in the Colony, including NotaryPublic and Postmaster of New Amsterdam., Postmaster
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About Willem Bogardus

I removed Janse from Willem's name because this was not part of his name. William is the first born son of Rev. Everardus Bogardus and Anneke Jans. He has no relation to his mother's first huband, Roeleff Jansen and as such would not have had Janse or any version of Janse included in his name. HIs baptism records and mother's will calls him by Willem, not Willem Janes. I can not find any documents from the time when he was alive where he was referred to as Willem Janes. "Janse" and other variences of Roeleff Jansen's name appear to have been added Willem's name by later generations.

If documents can be produced showing that Willem Bogardus, son of Everadus and Anneke Bogardus, used the name Willem Janse, then this can be added back. Otherwise, Janes should not be added back to his name.

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Born in Holland.
I was told I was born in New Amsterdam about 1639.

I was appointed clerk in the Secretary's office in New Amsterdam in 1656.

I was was appointed Postmaster of New Amsterdam in 1687.

I left the living in New York City in 1711.

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Willem Bogardus's Timeline

November 2, 1638
New Amsterdam, New York, United States
December 16, 1639
Age 1
New York, , New York
November 2, 1659
Age 21
New York, New York County, New York, United States
March 16, 1661
Age 22
New Amsterdam, New York, New York, United States
October 3, 1663
Age 24
Nieuw Amsterdam
October 3, 1663
Age 24
New York,Kings,New York,USA
October 13, 1665
Age 26
Beaverwyck, Albany, New York, United States
August 25, 1669
Age 30
New Amsterdam