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Jan Pieterszen Haring

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Death: Died in New York, New York County, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Pieter Jansen Haring and Grietje Maritie Pieters
Husband of Margrietje Gerritsen Cozyns
Father of Pieter Jansen Haring; Vrouwtie Janse Quick; Cozine Jansen Haring; Cornelius Jans Haring; Brechtje Jans Haring and 3 others
Brother of Cornelius Pietersz Haring

Occupation: wheelwright, Wheelmaker
Managed by: Private User
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About Jan Pieterszen Haring

from Jan Pietersen Haring, 1633-­1683

subtitled

Sightings and Connections Hoorn, New Amsterdam, New York, and New Jersey

by Firth Haring Fabend http://www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com/jan_pietersen_haring_firth_fabend.pdf

"It might be safe to assume that Jan Pieterszen arrived in America between 1634-1662. One date frequently seen is 15 April 1660. At the time, the Dutch West India Company had an office in Hoorn.

According to the Haring Family Notebook, the marriage of Jan Pieterszen Harring and Grietje Cosyn on Whitsuntide (Monday, 26 May) 1662 was the "first recorded in the Peter Stuyvesant's Chapel" of the Nieu Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church at Stuyvesant's Bowery, NY, beyond the wall of Nieu Amsterdam.

When Jan Pieterszen Haring & Grietie Cozyns were married in 1662, they settled on a farm located on Bowery Lane outside the wall of Nieu Amsterdam. From descriptions, this appears to be the 5 acres or immediately adjacent, granted in 1639 by the Dutch West India Company to Cozyn Garretsen, Greitje's father. It is described as " a house and garden on five acres bordered to the south by a certain swamp", likely the head-waters of the Minetta Creek (now Washington Square Park).

He became one of the Schepens to govern "The Outside People" beyond the wall on Manhattan Island. [By Dutch tradition, the office of Schepen was one passed down within families.] In 1681 Jan Pieterszen Haring headed a group that obtained a deed from the Tappan Indians of the Lenni Lenape Tribe for a large tract of land, and on 24 Mar 1686 the group obtained a patent from Gov. Dongan of New York (Tappan Patent of New York). Before he died in 1683, Jan Pieterszen Haring had purchased three shares in the names of himself and his eldest sons, Peter and Cosyn. While he never lived to settle on his new lands, his widow and several of his descendents (Cozyn, Cornelius, and Abraham) moved to the fertile Tappan region.

ref: Ferth Haring Fabend: A Dutch Family in the Middle Colonies, 1660-1800. (Rutgers Univ. Press, 1991). p 253.

Haring Family Notebook, copied (between 1824-1830) from the Haring Family Bible by Samuel Kip Haring

The Haring Family Notebook and the Origins of the Haring Family in Hoorn, Holland. Peter Haring Judd. NYGB Record. Vol 135 (3), Jul 2004. pp.169-174.

http://www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com/haring_notebook_1810.html

Tappan Patent

"Jan Pietersen Haring can be considered the father of Rockland County. In the early 1680s he was the leader of a group of ten families who acquired the Tappan Patent, 16,000 acres in today’s Rockland and Bergen counties, and he was ultimately responsible for the settling and peopling of the two counties. " http://www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com/jan_pietersen_haring_firth_fabend.pdf

"  why would this young man have chosen to emigrate from comfortable, civilized Hoorn to the comparative wilderness of New Netherland?   New Netherland had a good image in Hoorn. Two of the ship captains associated with its earliest history were natives of Hoorn, Captain Cornelis J. May, who named Cape May, and [David Pietersz de Vries Captain David de Vries ], whose father’s family had been in Hoorn for 200 years.  As early as 1613, Captain May explored the northeast coast of America.  He captained the ship Nieu Nederlandt, one of the two that brought the first settlers, thirty Walloon families, to the colony in 1624, and during that year he served as the colony’s first leader. We can presume that Captain May retired to Hoorn, where he, no doubt, described the little colony in glowing terms to his townsfolk, the generation of Jan Pietersen’s parents.  Likewise, Captain De Vries undoubtedly regaled the inhabitants of Hoorn with his rare adventures in the New World.  He made three trips to New Netherland between 1630 and 1644, returning in between voyages to his native town.  In the year of his death in 1655, De Vries published his memoirs, a first­hand account of the perils of the struggling colony and of its magnificent potential."

(an fascinating account follows ending with)

Death of Jan

.... his luck ran out.  Jan Pietersen Haring died, intestate, on December 7, 1683, just weeks short of age 50, even before the patent was officially granted by the Provincial Council and confirmed by Governor Thomas Dongan.

Two years after his death, Haring’s widow remarried, and she and new husband Daniel De Clarke and their children all settled on the Tappan Patent, where the Haring children and their children and children’s children married into other local families.  

Those that I can name are the Auryansen, Banta, Bertholf, Blanch, Blauvelt, Bogert, Brinkerhoff, De Baun, De Graw, Demarest, De Peyster, Eckerson, Ferdon, Flierboom, Goetschius, Ives, Jones, Lent, Livingston, Kip, Nagel, Peek, Perry, Quackenbush, Quick, Roosevelt, Sickles, Smith, Van Antwerp, Van Dalsen, Van Emburg, Van Houten, Verbryck, Wortendyke, and Zabriskie families—and I have probably overlooked others. " ~ Firth Fabend


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Jan Pieterszen Haring's Timeline

1633
December 18, 1633
Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Nederland
1664
August 13, 1664
Age 30
NEW NETHERLANDS
1667
May 15, 1667
Age 33
New york, New York
1669
March 3, 1669
Age 35
New York, New York, United States
1672
March 4, 1672
Age 38
Tappan, Rockland County, New York, United States
1675
July 4, 1675
Age 41
New York, NY, USA
1679
September 21, 1679
Age 45
Tappan, Rockland County, New York, United States
1681
November 24, 1681
Age 47
New York City, New York, NY, USA
1682
1682
Age 48
Sussex County, Lower Counties on the Delaware