Ship Journey: 1625 - Orange Tree (Orangenboom)

Ship Name
Orange Tree (Orangenboom)
Departure Location
Departure Date
Ancestors Who Arrived On This Ship Journey
Ship Journey Information

Immigrants to New Netherland

Sailed from Amsterdam in January 1624/251

Willem Ver Hulst arrives as second director in New Netherland.
(Pieter Minuit appointed in his place in December, 1625)

Bastiaen Janse Krol2

The following individuals arriving on the Orangeboom or with the Paert, Koe, Schaep ships:3

    Cornelis Van Voorst4

Head Farmers:

    Jacob Walichsz,5

    Jacob Lourensz,6

    Mattheus de Reus,7

    Wolphert Gerritsen (van Couwenhoven),8

    and Jan Ides,9 

The ship with the families lay at Plymouth. Getting a favorable wind, it also wished to go to sea, but was visited by the plague in such a way that already eleven persons had died and twenty more were still sick, belonging to the families of the Walloons who were to be transported thithter to the colony. The assistant supercargo had also been sick, but was getting better.

Return Voyage
Ship: Orangetree
Sailed out from New Netherland end of August, 1625
Arrived in Amsterdam November, 1625

Joost van den Boogaert10returned to Holland.

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    1The double date is used to show the "old style" and "new style" dating of documents.
    (See dating of documents)

    2Bastiaen Jansen Krol, who visited New Netherland as comforter of the sick in 1624, made his second voyage with Verhulst on the "Orangenboom" in January 1625. The fact that he was appointed commissary at Fort Orange in 1626 because he was well acquainted with the language, seems to show that in 1624 and 1625 he was stationed at Fort Orange, rather than at Manhattan. He returned to Holland in 1629, but shortly after January 12, 1630, sailed for the third time to New Netherland, where he again held the post of commisssary of Fort Orange until 1632 when he was temporarily appointed Director General of New Netherland to succeed Peter Minuit who had been recalled. He held this office until Wouter van Twiller's arrival in 1633, and then sailed for Holland in July 1633. He was again commisssary of Fort Orange in 1638, but in 1645 was back in Holland. Documents Relating to New Netherland 1624-1626, in the Henry E. Huntington Library, Translated and Edited by A. J. F. van Laer, (c)1924, p 258.

    3" settle there all the families together with the hired farmers and the cattle that will be sent thither in the ship "Den Orangenboom" and the following ship(s) [Paert, Koe, Schaep..." ibid, p 51.

    4Cornelis van Voorst, or as he is more often but incorrectly called, van Vorst, seems he came to New Netherland with th Hulft expedition of April 1625, and that his wife and children had preceded him on the ship "Orangenboom, which brought over Director Willem Verhulst, although, in the absence of any definite date, it is also possible that van Voorst came over with de Rasiere in 1626, and that his wife and children sailed with Minuit. [see ibid, p 272-273.]

    5The name of the occupant of one of the first farms laid out on Manhatan Island is given as Jacop Walichs (Edward Van Winkle's Manhattan 1624-1639 pp.43-46). Jacob Walichsz, or Walingen, from Hoorn, was the ancestor of the Van Winkle family. On January 12, 1639, being about 40 years of age, he testified at Manhattan that he and Cicero Pierre were in the year 1635 employed by skipper David Pietersen de Vries as sailors on the ship "Conick David, and that de Vries thereatened to put Cicero Pierre ashore at Cayenne and in Virginia. Jacob Walingen was for a short time in the colony of Rensselaerswyck. He left this colony on October 1, 1650, and on October 23, 1654 obtained a patent for land near the Kill van Kol. He died before August 17,1657, when his widow, Trijntje Jacobs, married Jacob Stoffelsz. ibid, p 267.

    6 Jacob Lorenz may have been the same person as Jacob Lourensz Bool, the smith. ibid.

    7 Mattheus de Reus must probably be identified with Gerrit Theusz (or Mattheusz) de Reus, who was engaged as farmer by Kiliaen van Rensselaer on June 15, 1632, but who previously had been in charge of a farm of the West India Company on the island of Manhattan. ibid.

    8 Wolffaert Gerritsz, or Wolphert Gerritsen, was the ancestor of the Van Couwenhoven family. He entered, in January 1630, into a contract with Kiliaen van Rensselaer to superintend the establishment of farms in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, for which purpose he was for four years to serve each year from April to November, and if necessary to stay in the colony during the winter. At his request, he was released from his contract in 1632. He resided on Manhattan Island, where he occupied Bouwery No. 6, previous to November 15, 1639, when a lease from Director General Kieft to Abraham Pietersen Gorter, for a term of twenty years, was granted. ibid.
    [Jacob van Couwenhoven came to the country with his father in boyhood, was taken by Wouter van Twiller into the service of the Company as an assistant, and afterwards became a tobacco planter. In Edmund B. O'Callaghan Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, E.B. O'Callaghan, 1856, Vol II p 431.]

    9 Jan Ides, or Jehan Ydes, occupied a farm on Manhattan Island in May 1630. He may have been a brother of Vrouwtje (the Dutch form of the Frisian name Froukje) Ides, the wife of Cornelis van Voorst, who was in New Netherland in 1626. Documents Relating to New Netherland 1624-1626, in the Henry E. Huntington Library, Translated and Edited by A. J. F. van Laer, (c)1924, p 268.

    10Joost van den Boogaert probably returned to Holland on the ship "Orangenboom" which was to leave New Netherland at the end of August 1625. His name does not appear after that date in connection with New Netherland history. On April 19, 1637, he was witness to the baptism of Ysaac, son of Isaac de Rasiere and Eva Bartels at Recife, Brazil (Algemeen Nederlandsch Familieblad, 1888, 5:142). In 1640 he entered the service of the Crown of Sweden and came to New Sweden [on the Freedenburg] as agent in charge of a colony of emigrants from the province of Utrecht, who settled in the vicinity of Fort Christina. ibid, p 262.

From the "Historiaeh Verhael" by Nicolaes Van Wassenaer 1621-1632, in
Documentary History of the State of New York, E. B. O'Callaghan,
1849, Vol. III pg 34-48. Also in Narratives of New Netherland, edited by J. F. Jameson, 1909, pg 61-90.