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Baptisms in Gravesend, New York Church Records 1783-1789

The following is a transcription by Peter Divine, July 2001, from LDS Microfilm #1016877, Item #2. This is a microfilm of a handwritten transcript (p. 129-195) in possession of the Holland Society of New York, New York City. The transcription of original records was done by Dingman Versteeg into 2 ledger books which are items 1 & 2 on the microfilm. Only the front-side of each leaf was used (only the odd-numbered pages). The first book contains most of the records of the Dutch Reformed Church (Tarrytown, New York). The second book consists of the remainder of the Tarrytown records (pages 1-127) followed by the Gravesend records (pages 129-195). The Gravesend records are for baptisms, 1715-1720, 1743-1750, 1762-1805; members, 1763-1774, 1783-1805; elders and deacons, 1763-1805. Gravesend, Kings County, New York, is now a part of the Borough of Brooklyn in the city of New York.


1. "do" means "ditto", used in place of re-writing the surname of the previously mentioned individual.
2. Notes and question marks in brackets [?] were inserted by Peter Divine in places where the microfilm was damaged or the handwriting of Dingman Versteeg was unreadable.
3. All other notes and question marks, including those in parenthese (), were inserted by Dingman Versteeg.
4. I did not transcribe the lists of elders and deacons (pages 129-137).

Churchbook of the Reformed Dutch Church of J. Christ gathered at Gravesend Containing election and ordination of Consistories, names of the baptized, members, and marriages.*

*No record of marriages could be found in the register

Records are the format: Child, Date, Parent, Parent, Witness, Witness, Witness

Gravesend Baptisms Page 163

  • Phebe & Maria, March 30 1783, Hendrik Johnson, Elisabeth do, Court Johnson, Phebe do
  • Cornelia, April 13, Bernardus Ryder, Femmetje do, Isaac Denyse, Setje do
  • Anna, April 27, Johannis Wyckoff, Annatje do, Albert Terhune, Annatje do
  • Matheus, May 10, Daniel Jones, Jannitje do
  • Jannitje & Maaike, June 6, Jaques Van Brunt, Maria do, William Johnson, Maria do
  • Elisabeth, July 17, Edward Jones, Elisabeth do
  • Jacob, July 17, Leah Skinner, David Brower
  • Barend, Nov 20, Barend Johnson, Stje do, Maria Johnson
  • Daniel, Dec 6, Court Lake, Ida do, Daniel Lake, Neeltje do
  • Antje, March 27 1784, Martinus Schoonmaker, Stephen Voorheest, Phebe do
  • Abraham, April 11, Ferdinandus Van Sicklen, Cornelia do
  • Lucretia, July 17, Hendrik Van Cleef, Ida do
  • Peter, July 14, Peter Williamson, Aaltje do
  • Ida, May 10 1785, Richard Stillwell, Maria do

Gravesend Baptisms Page 165

  • Sytje, March 12 1785, Jaques Denyse, Ida do, Isaac Denyse, Seitje do
  • Sytje, June 13, William Glyck, Jannitje do, Isaac Denyse, Setje do
  • Catriena, Nov 25, Hendrick Johnson, Elisabeth do
  • John, Nov 25, Gilbert Lake, Lana do
  • John, Feb 12 1786, Daniel Jones, Jannitje do
  • Elisabeth, April 30, Cornelis Van Brunt, Jannitje do, Rem Adriance, Elisabeth do
  • Catriena, April 30, Gerrit Williamson, Ida do
  • Jacobus, June 8, Court Lake, Ida do, Samuel Gerritsen, Aaltje do
  • Lourance, June 9, Bernardus Ryder, Femmitje do, Lourance Ryder, Trintje do
  • Jannitje, Aug 15, William Stotehoff, Hiltje? Do
  • Isaac, April 12 1787, Stephen Emans, Maria do
  • Jacobus, April 12, Lourance Ryder, Tryntje do
  • Ida, April 12, Hendrik Van Cleef, Ida do
  • Joost, Sep 2, Richard Stillwell, Maria do

Gravesend Baptisms Page 167

  • Maria, Sep 2 1787, Johannis Emans, Sally do
  • Antje,, Johannis Lott, Bekeltje do, Peter VanderVoort, Antje do
  • Catriena, Oct 15, Albert Voorhest, Anna do
  • Isaac, Feb 24 1788, William Van Dyck, Jannitje do, Isaac Denyse, Sytje do
  • Catriena,, ____ Giffer, Annatje do
  • Eva, March 15, John Voorhest, Jannitje do
  • Court, April 20, Court Lake, Ida do
  • Wilhelmus, Aug 10, Johannis Van Pelt,, Wilhelmus Nleiltje Stoothoff
  • Petrus, Sep 18, Peter Williamson, Aaltje do
  • Maria, Oct 29, John Johnson, Elisabeth do, William Johnson, Maria do
  • Elisabeth, Dec 2, Stephen Donly, Neeltje do
  • Court, Dec 25, Hendrick Johnson, Elisabeth do, Court Johnson
  • John & Jeremias,, Daniel Stillwell, Tryntje do, John Buyse, Grietje do
  • Richard, Jan 1 1789, Jaques Denyce, Ida do, Richard Stillwell, Matje do

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