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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


  • 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 1659

Contributor Liz DuBois
  • 3 Januar. Gysbert Martenszen, Van Loenen in't Sticht Van Uytrecht, en Neeltje Jans, Van Amsterdam.
  • 17 dicto. Pieter Hendrickszen Christiaens, Van Voorburg, en Christina Bleyers, Van Stoltenon in Lunenburgerlt.
  • Eodem. Gerrit Janszen Van Campen Soldaet, en Macktelt Stoffels, Wede. Van Anthony Lodewyck.
  • 14 Febr. D. Samuel Drysius Predict. tot N. Amsterdam, en Lysbeth Grevenraedt, Wede Van Elbert Elbertszen Glasern.
  • 15 dicto. Jan Artisert, Alias Niensovisch, Van Amsterdam, en Catharina Keeloos, Van Cambrigs in Oudt Engelandt.
  • 22 dicto. Jan Guisthout Van der Linden, Van Brussel, en Jannetje Barents, Van Haerlem.
  • Eodem. Hieronymus Ebbing, Van Hamburg, en Johanna de Laet, Wede. Jan de Hulter.
  • 1 Mart. James Chamel, Van Aberduyn, Soldaet, en Anneken Ranckes, Wede Van Pieter Narne.
  • Eodem. Gysbert Toemszen, Van Barnevelt, Wedr. Van Aeltje Wouters en Magdaleen Waele, Wede. Van Jochem Calker.
  • 5 April. Isaac Abrahamszen, Van N. Amsterdam, en Jannetje Jans, Wede. Van Adam Sandt, Van Arnseym.
  • 2 May. Ryck Hendrickszen, Wedr. Van Judith Cornelis, en Annetje Roelofs, Van Amsterdam.
  • 1 Jun. Thomas Verdon, Wedr. Van Barber Imbroeck, en Jannetje Claes, Wede Van Tobias Toemszen.
  • Eodem. Fredrick Hendrickszen Cuyper, Van Oldenburg, en Annetje Christoffels, Van Amsterdam.
  • 6 dicto. Meynert Barentszen, Van Jever in Oldenburg, en Anneken Cornelis, Van N. Amsterd.
  • Eodem. Nicolaes Velthuysen, Van Lubeck, Wedr Van Jannetje Willems, en Aeltje Lubberts, Wede Gerrit Bicker.
  • 7 dicto. Jan Lubbertszen, Van Edam, en Magdaleentje Theunis, Van Voorsthuysen.
  • 5 Jul. Cornelis Janszen, Van Leyden, Wedr. Van Lysbeth Jans, en Josyntie Ver Sagen, Wede. Van Thomas Thomaszen.
  • 12 dicto. Francoys Le jere Van Scalmeny by Diepen in Vranckryck, en Jannetje Hillebrants, Van Amsterdam.
  • 19 dicto. Jan Gervon, Van Beaumont in Walslant, Soldaet, en Lysbeth Hendricks Wede. Van Laurens Janszen Deenmarcken.
  • Eodem. Hendrick Hendrickszen, Van Groeningen, Soldaet, en Styntie Thomas, Van Amsterdam.
  • 26 dicto. Cornelis Jacobszen Stille, Wedr. Van Claesje Theunis, en Tryntje Walings, Van Amsterdam.
  • 28 dicto. Jeams Braddys, Wedr. Van Hanna Manning, en Catharina Cronenburg, Wede Van Pieter Albertszen.
  • 5 August. David Jochemszen, Van Amsterdam, en Christina Cappoens, Wede Van Jacob Hey.
  • 10 Aug. Abraham Janszen, Van 't Zuydtlandt in't landt Van de Briel, en Tryntje Kip, Van Amsterdam.
  • Eodem. Hans Christiaenszen, Van Holsteyn, Wedr. Van Engeltje Jans, en Marytje Cornelis, Van Flensburg in Holsteyn.
  • 29 dicto. Willem Bogardus, Van N. Amsterdam, en Wyntje Sybrandts, Van O. Amsterdam.
  • 5 Sept. Gerrit Janszen, Wedr. Van Aeltje Lamberts, en Tryntje Arents, Van Amsterdam.
  • Eodem. Jacob Farmont, Van Brussel, Soldaet, en Annetje Andries, Van Swoll.
  • 20 dicto. Sebastiaen Claes Van Sevenhuysen, en Marritie Theunis, Van Amsterd. in N. Nederlt.
  • 24 dicto. Claes Gangolfs Visscher, Van Amsterdam, en Leuntje Pieters, Wede Van Cornelis Janszen Cloppenburg.
  • 2 Octob. Gerrit Hendrickszen, Wedr. Van Ytie Jans, en Lysbeth Cornelis, Wede Van Marcus Pieterszen.
  • 4 dicto. Cornelis Janszen Van Hoorn, en Anne Marie Janszen, Van Tamerica.
  • Eodem. Franciscus Neger, Catharina Negrinne - Slaven Van Corn. de Potter.
  • 10 dicto. Pieter Rodolphus de Vries, Wedr. Van Francina Berck, en Margariet Hardenbroeck, Van Ervervelt.
  • 18 dicto. Dirck Janszen, Wedr. Van Janneken Theunis, en Geertie Jans, Van St. Marten in Noordthollt.
  • 1 Novemb. Jan Janszen de Jonge, Wedr. Van Cornelia Van der Vloedt, en Catharina de Brull, Wede Van Anthony Rademan.
  • 2 dicto. Jan Beeren Van Roermondt, Soldaet, en Lysbeth Dircks Van Swol.
  • Eodem. Jan Janszen Van Langestraet, en Marritjen Arents Van Zutphen.
  • 30 dicto. Jan Maurits, Uyt Oudt Engelandt, en Marritjen Hendricks, Van Amsterdam.
  • 5 Decemb. Jan Dupree, Wedr. Van Margariet Orommete, en Jannetje Symons, Van Amsterdam.
  • Eodem. Denys Van Hartevelt, Van Wyck te Duurstede, en Lysbeth Jans, Van Amsterdam.


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