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Baptisms in Gravesend, New York Church Records 1794-1798

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.

Notes:

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 175

  • Tunis, April 6 1794, Johannis Bergen, Rebecca do
  • Sytje, May 11, Nuyse Van Deryn, Catriena do
  • Jacobus & Steven,, Johannis Emmans, Sally do
  • Tryntje, July 20, Abraham Berry, Eva do
  • Jacob, Aug 24, Peter Rapalje, Brachtje do
  • Richard,, Jaques Stillwell, Lena do, Richard Stillwell, Maria do
  • Cornelis, Aug 25, John V.D.Veer, Elisabeth do, Cornelis Vanderveer, Lea do
  • Peter Wilson, Sep 14, Petrus Low, Sally do
  • Phebe, Oct 5, Abraham Emans, Sytje do, Stephen Voorhees, Phebe do
  • Lena, Oct 5, Martinus Schoonmaker, Catriena do, John Bennum
  • Jannitje,, Daniel Bennum, Neeltje do
  • Jannitje, Oct 12, Joost Van Brunt, Aalte do
  • Johannis, Nov 23, William Kowenhoven, Annatje do
  • Jaques, Nov 29, William Van Dyck,, Ida Denyse

Gravesend Baptisms Page 177

  • Adriaantje, April 4 1795, Lourance Voorhees, Jannitje do
  • Maria, May 25, Wilhelmus Stotshoff, Aaltje do, Stephen Hubbard, Maria do
  • Elisabeth,, Jose Cunningham, Ruth* do,, *Roote
  • Cornelis, June 11, Cornelis Van Duyn, Antje do
  • Cornelis,, Cornelis Emmans, Neeltje do
  • Jaques, June 21, Jaques Denyse, Ida do
  • William, Nov 16, Stephen Donly, Neeltje do
  • Isaac, Dec 14, John Denyse, Febe do
  • Jannitje, Dec 25, Court Lake, Ida do
  • Maria, Jan 7 1796, Johannis Bergen, Rebecca do
  • Cornelis,, John Nagel, Betje do
  • Jannitje, March 13, John Eldrick, Cathalina do
  • Elias Hubbard Ryder, Aug 5, Bernardus Ryder, Femmetje do
  • Dirk, Dec 4, Cornelis Stryker, Maria do

Gravesend Baptisms Page 179

  • James, Dec 4 1796, Peter Williamson, Aaltje do
  • Samuel,, Samuel Tomson, Jemima do
  • John, Jan 8 1797, Joseph Cunningham, Ruth do
  • Daniel, April 26, Jaques Stillwell, Lena do
  • Sara,, Abraham Emans, Sytje do
  • Maria, bo. May 7 at N. Utrecht, Albert Van Brunt, Annatje do, Maria Van Brunt
  • Jacobus, bo. Nov. 22 at Gowanus, Cornelius Van Brunt, Jannitje do, Samuel Gerritsen, Aaltje do
  • John Bolster, Nov 22, James Boyce, Sally do, Catriena Eldridge
  • Neeltje, Feb 12 1798, Court Lake, Ida do, Maria Stillwell
  • Cristoffel, Feb 12, Abraham Van Emburgh, Elisabeth do
  • Neeltje, March 4, Stephen Donly, Neeltje do
  • Cornelis, bo. March 26 at N Amersfoort, Johannis Bergen, Rebecca do
  • Samuel, May 27, John Hankins, Hannah do
  • Catriena, Aug 10, William Ryder, Polly do


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