Claes Jansen
de Ruyter van Naerden
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van Naerden; Jansz Ruyter; de Ruijter
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 Claes Jansz (Ruyter) -  From Naerden, (province of North Holland); also referred to as Claes Jansz Ruyter, and as Claes de Ruijter; was a house carpenter by trade and 33 years of age in 1636. Aug 26, 1636, he entered, jointly with Pieter Cornelisz and Albert Andriesz, into an agreement with the patroon for the erection of a sawmill in the colony, but for some reason failed to accompany his partners on the Rensselaerswyck in 1636, and sailed by den Harinck [Herring] in Sept. 1637. In May 1640, he and his wife Pietertje Jans were apparently living at the Manhatans. He is credited in the accounts with 60 weeks' board of Arent van Curler.