Demographics: Master Carpenter

Occupation Types

A carpenter who passed an exam of the carpentry guild entitling him to this appellation, for instance, creating a certain type of casement window. There were no guilds in New Netherland. Master carpenters who appear in the colony had achieved their status in the Netherlands, such as Sybout Claessen. 

For more information on Carpenters please see: Jeroen van den Hurk, "The Carpenters of New Netherland," de Halve Maen, 80 (Summer 2007), 2::31-37.