Ship Journey: 1659 - Beaver

Ship Name
Departure Location
Departure Date
Arrival Date
Ship Journey Information

New Netherland 1621-1664
Immigrants to New Netherland

In the Beaver
Sailed from Amsterdam April 25, 1659
Captain Jan Reyersz Van der Beets
Arrived in New Amsterdam July, 1659

    Alexander Carolus Cursius (Cursins), Latin Schoolmaster from Lithuania1

    Albert Theunissen Vermeulen from Rotterdam - and wife and four children ages 4, 9, 16 and 17 years.
    Fair paid in seawant by son, Cornelis Vermeulen [Source #83A]

    Amadeas (Amader) Fougie - Frenchman, farmer

    Annetje Ruytenbeck maiden
    (Annetjen Ruytenbeeck)

    Claes Jansen from Purmerend - wheelwright, and wife and servant and nursing child

    Cornelis Michielsen (Michielsz) from Medemblick

    Dirck Looten, clerk
    "...he belongs to a good family and is also said to be a promising young man. If you have occasion to advance him, we recommend you to do so; in the meantime employ him, wherever his services may be found required and useful".2

    Geertry (Geertruyt) Van Meulen - maiden

    Grietje (Grietgen) Christia(e)ns from Tonningen, Denmark (now belonging to Germany)
    [See Source #77, page 184]

    Hendrick Theunisz Hellinck and wife
    [Hellerick, Source #84]

    Jacob Sam, and wife and family
    " carry out our plans, a suitable and experienced bookkeeper is required there".3

    Jacobus vander Schelling- and his boy 13 years of age
    (Van der Schellingh)

    Jacques Monier - Frenchman, agriculturer

    Jacques Reneau - Frenchman, agriculturer

    Laurens Van der Spiegel from Vlissingen (Flushing)
    Fare to be paid by Christina Hey, a relative who came over previously. (Settled in New Amsterdam, dying after fathering 10 children. NYGB Record 57:43, 63:11 [Source #83A])

    Maintien Jans from Amsterdam - maiden
    (Vaintien, Wijntje?)

    Marten van de Wert (Van de Weert), from Utrecht - hatter
    [(Van Wart) See Revised History of Harlem, James Riker, (c) 1904, page 101]

    Matthew Andriessen from Peters-houck
    (Matheus Andriesz)

    Matthieu Savariau - Frenchman, agriculturer

    Peter Arentsen Diesvelt - tailor

    Peter Tollenaer from Hasselt
    (Pieter Follenaer)

    Peter van Ecke from Leyden - planter
    (Van Eeke)

    Pierre Grissaut - Frenchman, agriculturer
    (Cresson, Grisant)
    [See Revised History of Harlem, James Riker, (c) 1904, page 101]

    Pierre Monier - Frenchman, agriculturer

1Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, B. Fernow, (c)1883, vol XIV, pg 436-437, 443
2ibid, pg 436.
3ibid, pg 436, 443.

Source: #77, #83, #83A, #84, #86