Ship Journey: 1643 - Wapen van Rensselaerswyck, bound for Rensselaerswyck

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Wapen van Rensselaerswyck
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New Netherland 1621-1664
Immigrants to New Netherland

In the Wapen van Rensselaerswyck
Sailed from the Amsterdam in September, 1643
Skipper, Jan Simonsz
Arrived at New Amsterdam in March, 1644

Persons to the Colony of Rensselaerswyck:

Claes Andriesz
From Hilversum, (in the Gooi, or Gooiland, province of North Holland); hence also called Claes Andriesz Gojer; probably sailed on het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck, in Sept. 1643, and appears in March 1650 as servant of Jan Barentsz Wemp. March 26, 1650, he is sentenced for various misdemeanors.

Claes Cornelisz van Voorhout
Second son of Cornelis Segersz van Voorhout; also called Claes Segersz, to distinguish him from Claes Cornelisz, the brother of Gijsbert Cornelisz, op den Hoogenberch. He occupied a farm on Papscanee Island from 1648 to 1658.

Cornelis Cornelisz van Voorhout
Eldest son of Cornelis Segersz van Voorhout; is charged from January 31, 1652 to January 31, 1658, with an annual rent of f100, apparently for six morgens of land in Greenbush, formerly occupied by Christoffel Davids, which were leased to Teunis Dircksz van Vechten, on January 31, 1650, and would seem to have been occupied by Cornelis Cornelisz after that year. In January 1651, he is summoned to appear before the court to answer various charges of assault and battery. This Cornelis Cornelisz is probably the same person as jonge Cornelis seegersen, and jonge kees, mentioned in various accounts in 1656 and 1657.

Cornelis Segersz van Voorhout
In his contract with the patroon, Aug. 25, 1643, referred to as Cornelis Segertsen van egmont. Voorhout is a small place near Leyden; Egmont lies near Alkmaar. He sailed by het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck with his wife, Brechtje Jacobs, 45 years of age, and six children, Cornelis, 22; Claes, 20; Seger, 14; Lysbeth, 16; Jannetje, 10; and Neeltje, 8 years of age. On his arrival in the colony, he entered upon the farm formerly occupied by Brant Peelen, deceased, which was one of the two farms on Castle Island; in 1646, he took over from Adriaen van der Donck the other farm for the remaining three years of the lease, and thus came into possession of the entire island. In an undated will, recorded between 1643 and 1648, Cornelis Segersz and his wife declare that they possess nothing; that any property which they may acquire shall go to the five children who live with them; and that the sixth child, Lysbeth, who is married, and therefore does not assist them in the acquisition of the property, shall receive as an acknowledgment one pound Flemish. At the time the will appears to have been drawn, Lysbeth was married to Gijsbert Cornelisz, from Weesp, the tavern keeper. Shortly after his death, in 1653 or 1654, she married Francois Boon.

Dirck Hendricksz
From Hilversum (in Gooiland, province of North Holland); also referred to as Dirck de Gojer; was probably one of the four men from Hilversum mentioned in the "Redress" of Sept. 5, 1643, as about to sail by het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck. June 8, 1649, he and Claes Andriesz, from Hilversum, were ordered to complete the term of service for which they had been engaged and June 14, 1649, Dirck Hendricksz was taken over by Christoffel Davids. About 1652 he was at Catskill.

Jacob Adriaensz
Generally referred to as Jacob Adriaensz Rademaccker (wheelwright); probably the wheelwright from Hilversum, mentioned in the "Redress," of Sept. 5, 1643, as about to sail by het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck. He is charged in the accounts with rent for a small piece of land opposite the Mill Kill, seeded by him and Jacob Lambertsz in 1648 and also with rent, from 1650 to 1652, at f32 a year, for a house lot north of Arent Andriesz, where he was to exercise his trade.

Jacob Lambertsz van Dorlandt
Was prosecuted in April 1648 for wounding Paulus Jansz Noorman, and in Dec. 1648 for calling Jochem Kettelheym an informer. He is apparently the same person as Jacob Lambertsz Gojer (from Gooiland, province of North Holland), who was prosecuted in January 1651 for insults offered to Director van Slichtenhorst, de Hooges and Hans Vos, in Greenbush in Dec. 1650, and must probably also be identified with Jacob schoemaker (shoemaker), to whom Evert Pels paid f20 wages in 1649, and with the shoemaker from Hilversum, mentioned in the "Redress" of Sept. 5, 1643, as about to sail by het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck. Jacob Lambertsz, from Hilversom, about 20 years of age, testified in regard to the burning of a house at New Amsterdam, March 9, 1644, (N.Y.Col.Mss, 2:99).

Jan Dircksz
From Bremen, (Germany); was commissioned skipper of the colony's yacht Rensselaerswyck on Aug. 25, 1643, when he would seem to have been in Amsterdam, though he had been in New Amsterdam as early as Aug. 4, 1639. From Sept. 14, 1648, to stubble time 1649, he occupied a farm at Bethlehem, which March 1, 1650, was leased to Jan Helms, for f445 a year. In 1651 he was in Catskil and Feb. 20, 1659, he conveyed his farm there to Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyf, in exchange for a house in Beverwyck.

Jan Gerritsz
Carpenter; is credited, under date of 1646, with 1 1/2 years wages at f90 a year, from March 26, 1644, to Sept. 26, 1645; with wages at f16 a month at the mill on the fifth creek, from Sept. 26, 1645, to Aug. 26, 1646; and, jointly with Barent Pietersz, with sawing of 2089 boards, at 3 stivers a cut, the last item presumably according to agreement of Oct. 1645 with de Hooges. Oct. 11, 1646, Jan Gerritsz Timmerman and Baerent Pietersz entered into a new agreement with de Hooges whereby the first two men jointly took charge of the sawmill, and Jan Gerritsz alone of "both the mills" (sawmill and grist-mill?), at f125 a year for board and 3 stivers per cut for sawing, the contract to last ill the end of Jan Gerrtisz' term of service. Jan Gerritsz probably arrived on het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck and dated before March 17, 1650, perhaps as early as Dec. 14, 1648.

Jan Huybertsz
Tailor; is charged with f50 for board on het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck in 1643, and credited with f29 for a suit of clothes made for Pieter Wynkoop.

Nicolaes Coorn
Was commissioned by the patroon as commander and commis on Rensselaersstyn, Aug. 26, 1643, and probably came by het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck. He succeeded Adriaen van der Donck as shout of the colony in the spring or summer of 1646 and apparently held that office till the arrival of Director van Slichtenhorst, March 22, 1648. In April 1648, in answer to a petition which has not been preserved, the council of the colony stated that his title, was Officer Luijtenant and his salary f36 a month; also that he might style his tavern Stadts Herberg and build on site requested, but that consent could not be given to grant any one exclusive right to sell liquor. In 1648, he is several times ordered to render accounts of goods consigned to him by the late patroon and January 27, 1649, he is summoned to appear before the court to prove that Hans Vos, the court messenger, is an informer, or else to retract abusive language used in the tavern respecting Hans Vos and the council. He seems to have left the colony in 1649. July 25, 1647, he gave a power of attorney to Claes Jansz Calff to receive property left him by his deceased mother Janneken Kassers, matron of the hospital at Steenbergen, (province of North Brabant) (N.Y. Col.Mss, 2:160).

Seger Cornelisz van Voorhout
Third son of Cornelis Segersz van Voorhout and husband of Jannetje Teunis, daughter of Teunis Dricksz van Vechten. He died June 24, 1662, of a knife wound inflicted the day before at the tavern of Anthonis Jansz by Andries Herbertsz Constapel, whom he had severely wounded on the head with a piece of wood.

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