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Marriage Book of the Register of the Persons who are herin recorded, and who were married here or outside the city of New York from the 11th Dec. 1639

Source: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record published 1890 and 1940

Notes:

  • New York was New Amsterdam until 1674
  • Researchers in this time period should also familiarize themselves with common Dutch phrases used in Baptismal, Marriage and death records. The serious researcher will also need to be very familiar with Dutch naming systems and patronymics
  • Remarks within square brackets [ ], are Lorine's own notations and research. The names are for the most part, in patronymic form. The actual surname the family may have taken, would not have developed for some years. If known, I have indicated the family name which this individual or his/her descendants eventually took.
  • Remember that spelling was largely phonetic in this time period - and your ancestor may be found under a variety of names (patronymics) and spellings ..... so... be creative! In these early records the use of "Van" is not usually part of the surname, but is intended as "from" showing the place of origin of the individual.

Understanding these records:

From 27 August 1673 on, the first date is the date the parties registered their intent to marry. The last date is the date of the actual marriage. Example:

"den 3 May. Willem Heyer en Catalyntie Mol den 26 May"

"den 3 May" means Willem and Catalyntie registered on the 3 May of that year. "den 26 May" is the actual marriage date.

dicto means that entry occured in the same month as the preceeding entry (the one above it). If the preceeding entry also uses "dicto", keep reading up until you find a month. Example:

"den 3 May. Willem Heyer en Catalyntie Mol, j.d. Van N. Yorck, den 26 May"
"den 28 dicto. James Spencer en Maria Carlee met een licentie den 28 dicto."

Here we see that James Spencer and Maria Carlee registered their intent to marry on 28 May (as per the entry before theirs)

eodem means the entry occured on the same day as the one preceeding. Example: In the following three entries we see that Andries Holst registered his intent to marry on the same day as Francois de Fenne. Francois' entry uses "den 6 dicto" so we must read up to find the first preceeding entry with a month - and that is Delivery Stantely with the month of Sept. Thus Francois' entry is 6 Sept. as is Andries'.

"den 2 Sept. Delivery Stantely, en Engelje Boeckhout, Getrouwt den 2 Octob."
"den 6 dicto. Francois de Fenne, en Margareta Blanck, Getrouwt den 9 Octob."
"Eodem. Andries Holst, en Cornelia Van Tienhoven Getrouwt den 23 Septemb."

New Amsterdam (New York City) Reformed Dutch Church Marriages 1641

  • 5 May. Anthony van Angola, Wed. Van Catalina van Angola, en Lucie D'Angola Wed van Laurens van Angola
  • 9 June. Isaacq de Foreest, j.m. Van Leyden, en Sara du Treux, j.d. Van N. Nederlt
  • 28 July. Albert Pieterszen, j.m. Van Hamburg, en Marritje Pieters, jd.d. Van Copenhagen
  • 28 July. Ulderick Cleen, j.m. Uyt Hessen en Aefje Pieters, j.d. Van Amsterdam
  • 18 Aug. Laurens Pieters, j.m. Van Tonsbergen, in Noordwegen, en Annette Pieters, j.d. VAn Brutseen, in Duytslant
  • 18 Aug. Jan Harmenszen, j.m. Van Lemmet, in Vrieslt. en Annetje Pieters, j.d. Van housen in Duytslant.
  • 25 Aug. Hans Schroder, Van Mansvelt, Wed. van Lysbeth Jans, en Aeltie Jans, Wed. Van Harmen Jans
  • 1 Sept. Egbert Winters, j.m. Van Yselsteyn, en Engel Jan Van Breestede, Wed. van Jan Janszen
  • 15 Sept. Barent Janszzen, j.m. Van Stockholm, en Styntie Pieters, j.d. als voren
  • 17 Nov. Thomas Halen, j.m. Van Clocester, en Anna Mitfort Van Bristol, wed. Van Willem Cuyck
  • 24 Nov. Jan Fort Orangien, wed Van Magdlaena Van Angola, en Marie Grande, wed Van Jan Premier
  • 22 Dec. Jan Jacobszen Corpenel, j.m. Van haerlem, en Jacomyntie Mennes, j.d. als voren
  • 28 Dec. Dirck Janszen, j.m. Van Amsterdam, en Jannetje Theunis, j.d. als Voren
  • 28 Dec. Oben Reddenhasen, j.m. Uyt Graefschap Waldeck, en Geertie Nonnincks [see Note GN], wed. van Tjerck Hendrickszen

Lorine's Note GN:

Geertje Nannincks with her son and daughter arriving in New Netherland in 1641 on Den Coninck David (the King David) as the widow of Tjerck Hendricksz. In July 1641 Van Rensellaer made a contract to go to the colony of Rensellaerswyck with Geertje Nannings [sic] widow of Tjerck Hendricks, 30 years old, and her two children Hendrik Tjerksx 13 and Hester Tjerks 11.

Then follows the marriage on 21 July 1647 of Geerje Nannincks widow of Abel Reidenhasen to Claes Jansen Kust, [Claes Jansz Rust] widower of Aechtje Cornelis. Geertje Nannincks married again circa 1648 to 1651 in Rensellaerswyck to Willem Fredericksz (Bout). The accounts of the colony show her debts for her passage being charged sometime between 1648 and 1651 to her husband Willem Fredericksz from Leyden commonly referred to as Willem Fredericksz Bout or Boudt

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