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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 1681

Contributor Liz DuBois
  • 20 Mart. Daniel Veenvos, j. m. Van Buuren in Gelderlt. en Christina Van der Grist, Wede. Van Corn. Jacobszen, beyde woonende tot N. Yorke. 14 April op Midwout.
  • 23 April. Meyndert Hendrickszen, j. m. Van Meppelen, en Jannetje Hendricks, j. d. Van dr. Esopus, beyde woonende aen de armen Bouwerye. N. Haerlem.
  • Eodem. Tymon Franszen Van Dyck, j. m. en Lysbeth Burgers, j. d. Van N. Yorke, beyde woonende alhier. 12 May.
  • 1 May. Claes Gerritszen, j. m. Van Ravestyn, en Marritje Van Roellgom, j. d. Van N. Yorke, beyde woonende alhier. 24 dicto.
  • 5 Jun. Henricus Beeckman, j. m. Van N. Yorke, en Johanna Lopers, Wede. Van Joris Davidszen. woonende in de Esopus.
  • 11 dicto. Joost Adriaenszen Molenaer, Wedr. Van Lysbeth Croing, Marritje Heys, Wede. Van Philip Leiuw, woonende tot N. Yorke. 9 Jul.
  • Eodem. Johannes Pauluszen, j. m. Van de Esopus, en Jannetje Dereth, j. d. Van Amsterd. beyde woonende tot N. Yorke. Eodem.
  • 25 Jul. Abraham de Lanoy, j. m. Van Haerlem, en Cornelia Toll, Wede. Van Evert Duycking, beyde woonende tot N. Yorke. 23 Aug.
  • 18 Aug. Johannis Kip, j. m. Van N. Yorke, en Catharina Kierstede, j. d. als voren, beyde woonende alhier. 4 Sept.
  • Eodem. Isaac de Foreest, j. m. Van N. Yorke, and Lysbeth Van der Spiegel, j. d. als voren, beyde woonende alhier. 4 Sept.
  • 15 Sept. Wiert Eppens, j. m. Van Ester Buzum, en Gerritje Jillis Mandeville, j. d. Van Noortwyck. op. Bergen.
  • 15 Sept. Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesant, Wedr. Van Maria Beeckman, Elisabeth Slechtenhorst, j. d. Van N. Albanien. in de Esopus.
  • 22 Octob. David Hendrickszen, j. m. Uyt Engelant, en Helena Brouwers, j. d. Van de Gauwanus. te Breuckelen.
  • 16 Nov. Bruyn Hage, j. m. Van de Esopus, en Geesje Schuuermans. 10 Dec.
  • 23 dicto. Pieter Janszen, j. m. Van Amersfort, en Beelitje Adriaens, j. d. Van N. Yorke, woonende aen't Versche water. Eodem.
  • 30 dicto. Gerrit Hollaes, j. m. Van Vlissingen, en Susanna Thomas, j. d. Van N. Yorke. Eodem.
  • 11 Dec. Abraham Abrahamszen Rycke, j. m. Van N. Yorke, en Margrietje Buytenhuysen, j. d. Van N. Yorke, beyde woonende aan de armen bouwerye. Ao 1682 10 Jan.
  • Eodem. Theunis Corneliszen, j. m. Van N. Yorke, en Annetje Claes, j. d. Van groot Schermer, beyde woonende tot N. Yorke. Eodem.
  • Eodem. Herman Hendrickszen Bas, j. m. Van Breuckelen, en Anna Wynhert, j. d. Van Amsterdam, beyde woonende tot N. Yorke. Eodem.


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