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Mathijs Jansen van Keulen MP
(bef.1602 - 1648)
"Mathijs van Ceulen", "Mathij Jansen Van Keulen", "Matthys Jansen van Keulen"
Mathijs (Matthys) Jansen Van Keulen (Ceulen) was born during a family trip to London and was baptized on 2 Feb 1601/02 in the Austin Friars Dutch Reformed Church in London, England. His parents were bo...
Albert Gerritsz Wedda MP
(c.1620 - d.)
"Alberto Geraldo Vedra"
Governor Peter Minuit MP
(1580 - 1638)
Peter Minuit was the Third Director-General of New Netherland. He is credited with purchasing the Island of Manhattan from the Lenape indians on May 24, 1626
In 1631 Governor Minuit was recalled to H...
Wouter van Twiller MP
(1606 - 1654)
Director of New Netherland In office 1633–1638
just one of the patents granted him
this would be land near what became Stuyvesant's Bowery No. 1
GG 23 PATEN...
Gov. Pieter Stuyvesant MP
(c.1592 - 1682)
"Petrus Stuyvesant", "Peter Stuyvesant", "Pieter Stuijvesant", "'Pieter Poot'"
Peter Stuyvesant (c. 1612 – August 1672), served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664, after which it w...
Willem Usselincx MP
(1567 - 1647)
Willem Usselincx (1567–1647) was a Flemish merchant, investor and diplomat who was instrumental in drawing both Dutch and Swedish attention to the importance of the New World. Usselincx was one of the ...
Willem Kieft MP
(1597 - 1647)
Willem Kieft was a Dutch merchant and director-general of New Netherland (of which New Amsterdam, later New York City, was the primary settlement), from 1638 until 1647. He formed the council of twelve...
Samuel Blommaert MP
(1583 - 1651)
"Bloemaert", "Blommaerts", "Blommaart", "Blomert"
bevelhebber bij wic, goudsmid en diamanthandelaar.///// hij is een neef van isaac coymans, die verdwenen is in brazilie in 1640////iml..voorts was een handelaar in .nw nederland (manhatthan) en regerin...