Descendants of Hendrick Willemsz

Hendrick WILLEMSZ

Male Abt 1634 - 1677  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Hendrick WILLEMSZ 
    Born Abt 1634  Barneveld, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Nov 1677  New Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • His will was dated on 28 November 1677 On this 28th day of November 1677 appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, otary public residing in New Albany (appointed by the right honorable governor general of the parts of America, Edmont Andros), Heyndrick Willemsz, who at present lying sick in bed, but neverthe less possessing his understanding, reason and memory, according to all outward appearance, says and declares hereby that it is his last will and desire that of it please God Almighty to take him to His Kingdom before the children of the late Jan van Esckelen, procreated by Gysseltie Alberts, shall reach their majority, the money due them from their late father's estate, to wit, twenty whole, salable beaver skins, must be paid immediately after this appearer's death out of the first and most available moneys or furniture of the estate left behind to the guardians of said children, to wit, Albert Andriesz Brat and Storm vander Zee, before any other debts against the estate (except funeral expenses); furthermore, he hereby released absolutely (in manner aforesaid) the surities and principals, to wit, Jan Albertsz Brat and Hendrick Lantsingh, who on the 2d of July 1674 became sureties for the appearer for the aforenamed sum of twenty whole beavers. In confirmation of which the appearer hereby binds his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, and has subscribed this with his own hand in the prescence of Jan Andriesz Douw and Jacob Caspersz (called as witnesses hereto). In Albany on the date above written, at the house of Teunis Slingerlandt.
      This the mark H.W. of Heyndrick Willemsz, made with his own hand. [3]
    Person ID I5758  HHDHA
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 

    Family Gisseltje Albertse BRADT,   b. Mar 1637/1638, Rensselaerwyck, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1677, New Albany, Albany New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1668  New Albany, Albany New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Willem HENDRICKSON,   b. Abt 1669, New Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1711, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     2. Francyntje HENDRICKSE,   b. Abt 1671, New Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25/25 Jan 1749/1750, St. George Hundred, New Castle, Delaware. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     3. Capt. Daniel HENDRICKSON,   b. Abt 1673, New Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Will probated 29 Jan 1728, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     4. Hendrick HENDRICKSON,   b. Abt 1674, New Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Jun 1734, Middletown Point, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record., The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (NYGBS, Bar Building, 36 West 44th Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10036-8105), FHL Call No. 974.7 B2n., Vol. 106, No. 1, Jan 1975, pp 1-2.
      Origins of the Hendrickson Family of Monmouth Co., NJ, by Henry B. Hoff.

    2. [S3] Ancestral Archives Of The Hendricks and Dorris Families, Leavitt, DelLynn WIlkey, (Henry Hendricks Family Org. Nov 2013 Thrid Edition), Hendrick Willemsz Family pp. 11-12.
      Hendrick witnessed a 14 Sep 1677 land exchange between his brother-in-law Jan Albertse Bradt and Jacob Casperson shortly before his death in December. An abstract of the record can be found in The Records of the City and County of Albany and the Colony of Rensselaerswyck, vol 3, Notarial Papers I and 2, 1660-1696, pp. 442-443. In this record Hendrick makes his mark of H W and it is noted below that “this is the mark of Heyndrick Willmsz van Barnevelt. The exciting thing about this record is that it indicates that our Hendrick was from Barneveld in the Gelderland, Netherlands which is very near to Amersfoort.

    3. [S104] Early Records of Albany, Jonathan Pearson and A. J. F. Van Laer, (Albany: University of the State of New York, 1918)), 444-445.

    4. [S67] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record., The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (NYGBS, Bar Building, 36 West 44th Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10036-8105), FHL Call No. 974.7 B2n., Vol. 106, No. 1, Jan 1975, pp 1-2.
      Hendrick Willemsz made a declaration or will on 28 Nov 1677 concerning the property rights of his van Eckelen step-children (ERA 3:444) He signed his mark: HW. He must have died within a few days of his declaration, for administrations were for his estate on 4 Dec 1677 (CMA 2:282f): The honorable court hereby order and authorize the persons of Storm Albertse and Harme Rutgers to be administrators of the estate left by Hendrick Willemse deceased, and to administer the same according to the inventory to the best advantage of the creditors and orphans left by him. They are therefore empowered here by to take possession of the same at once and to sell the property, provided they render a proper accounting and statement of the remainder when required. Likewise, their honors have out of the aforesaid estate granted to the said Hendrick Willemse's stepson, named Jan van Heekenlen, the late Heynrick's colored suit, in consideration of various services rendered to him in his sickness, and to his eldest son, Wm. Hendricks, his black cloth suit and a bridle, and to Daniel Hendricks also a bridle."
      Origins of the Hendrickson Family of Monmouth Co., NJ, by Henry B. Hoff.

    5. [S3] Ancestral Archives Of The Hendricks and Dorris Families, Leavitt, DelLynn WIlkey, (Henry Hendricks Family Org. Nov 2013 Thrid Edition), Hendrick Willemsz Family pp. 15-16.
      Other cases recorded in the Court Minutes of Albany would seem to suggest that our Hendrick Willemsz was an older man. These suits were entered in to the Albany court minutes between Marte Cryger Junr. and our Hendrick Willemsz (MCARS vol. 2, 1675-1680 pp. 213- 214) starting with the case dated 3 Apr 1677:

      " Marte Cryger Junr., plaintiff, against Hend. Willemse alias d’owe, defendant. The plaintiff demands of the defendant the sum of 77 beavers as per bond dated Feb. 6, 1676/7, arising from 2 years’ hire of his farm at Canastagione and merchandise received, of which 48 beavers on account of the rent can be paid in wheat, cattle, or horses at market prices and the remaining 29 beavers in beavers. It will be found by their honors that the defendant’s and horses were bound as security by said bond, so that, not knowing any better he presumed that he could not sell them, but as the bond was written by a notary public and notaries public have no power to draw up any special mortgage, the said bond is unlawful and of no effect. The defendant answers that he admits the debt, but says that he will have the horses and the cattle on the farm appraised by impartial men and pay him 29 beavers accordingly. As to the 2 years’ rent, he offers to pay the same out of the proceeds of the buildings, seeded land, ect., which he has there. The honorable court having taken the matter into consideration, condemn the defendant to pay the 29 beavers, book debt, to the plaintiff within the space of six weeks. As to the rent for the farm, the parties will govern themselves according to the terms of the lease, as the special binding clause in the bond is null and void. He defendant is condemned to pay the costs of the suit.”

      Before our Hendrick Willemsz had a chance to fully resolve this debt, he died and his brother-in-law, Storm van der Zee, and Harmon Rutgers, (who married a niece of Hendrick’s wife), were appointed to be the administrators of his estate in the session of Albany court held 4 Dec 1677 (pp. 282-283)... By 2 Jan 1677/8 “Marte Cryger” had filed another suit against Storm van der Zee. It stated that the day before “Hend Willemse” died, a bond of 16 beavers was executed by the brewer Jan Andrises Dow which partially paid a debt which Hendrick Willemse owed Storm van der Zee and which Jan the brewer partially owed to Hendrick Willemse which was given to Marte Cryger. “Presuming that this would be detrimental to the estate in general, he, the plaintiff, being one of the interested parties, requests that the aforesaid bond, as far as it concerns d’owe deceased, may be declared invalid, as no one lying on his death bed can dispose [of his property]. The defendant admits that the bond executed by Jan Andriese Dow does not entirely concern his private debt, but that 10 beavers included in the bond were due him by “d’owe, deceased”, which sum Jan Andriese agrees to pay also as his own debt, alleging further that Hend. Willemse, deceased, was in possession of his mind and faculties when it took place,” (p. 287). This was not the end of the matter however, as by 9 Feb 1677/8 Marte Cryger had Storm van der Zee back in court again. As recorded on page 295 of the court minutes the date that Jan Andreise Dow executed the original bond is given as Nov. 29, 1677 while “D’Owe, Hendrick Willemsz, was lying on his deathbed”. Hendrick Willemsz died the next day according to the deposition found on page 287 of the court minutes which would have been the 30 Nov 1677... The will of Hendrick Willemsz deals primarily with the settlement of the estate of Geesje Bradts first husband, Jan van Ecklen, and monies owed to their children. The will is found in the Early Records of Albany, Notarial Papers 1 and 2 1660-1696 pp. 444-45 and the land deed from Hendrick’s estate is found in the Early Records of the City and County of Albany and the Colony of Rensselaerl. 2, Deeds 1678-1704, p. 267: