Jansen Schepmoes
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Arrived in New Amsterdam in 1638-00-00 in the Dolphen. Came from the Village of Delft, Holland

Jan Jansen Schepmoes m. 27 Dec 1631 (banns) Amsterdam, Sara Pieterse - they had 8 children. In the record of their marriage banns, they were: Jan Jansz Schepmoes of Delft, seafaring man, 26 years of age, orphan, residing in the Brouwerstraat and Saara Pieters of Hoorn, 22 years of age, orphan, living in the Moriaansteegje assisted by her sister Lysbeth Pieters. Schepmoes means bowl of green mush in Dutch! Ancestor # 205. Jan Jansen. The mysterious Jan Jansen hailed from Vermeer’s Delft, in southern Holland; Amersfoort, in central Holland; or Ilpendam, a village in northern Holland, depending on which record you believe. The fellow from Ilpendam had been captured in Porto Calvo, Brazil, and made his way to New Amsterdam aboard Killiaen van Rensselaer’s ship, the Rensselaerswyck. The fellow from Delft arrived on the Dolphen and married Sarah Pietersen. The Jan Jansen of Amersfoort contracted with the burgomasters “to build for the City,” as a carpenter on May 15, 1657. But regardless of background, Jan Jansen had a fine upstanding son whom he graced with his name. (Stokes, V.4) Jan Jansen Schepmoes was the subject of one of William Hoffman's Armory articles, see NYGBR 71 (1940):39-41. Hoffman traced the family to Delft, and mentioned that JJS was married in Amsterdam in 1631. Recently Chris Brooks (who spoke at our program last fall) checked the 1631 Amsterdam marriage intention and it calls the bridegroom "Jan Janz Schepmoes van Delft." He also found the baptisms of several of this Jan's children in Amsterdam and found more records of the family in Delft. -